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Charity sector hardest hit as war for talent continues

first_imgThe number of voluntary sectororganisations facing recruitment problems has risen by half in only three months,according to a survey by recruitment firm Reed.The Reed Skills Index,which tracked the recruitment trends of nearly 1,500 organisations for thefirst three months of this year, reveals that 67 per cent of voluntary groupsreported difficulty finding suitably skilled staff. This represents a growth ofnearly 50 per cent on the previous quarter.World developmentcharity Cafod has had trouble filling editorial and facilities managementpositions. It was offering salaries between £23,000 and £25,000.Roger Morton,personnel officer at Cafod, said, “Candidates have dropped out because oursalary levels are lower than they can get outside.”He said charitiesshould tackle the problem by better targeting advertising in order to attractpeople interested in the work, for whom salary is not an issue.While voluntary groupsare hardest hit by the recruitment crisis, over half of businesses have alsobeen unable to find suitably skilled and qualified people.One in five ofemployers who have had recruitment problems said secretarial and administrativevacancies are a problem. Accountancy and sales recruitment posts are also hardto fill.Many of the businessessurveyed said skills shortages led to more pressure on existing staff. Theysaid they face reduced profits due to pressure to raise salaries and the lackof human capital to resource plans for growth.While an upwardpressure on salaries is cited by many as an impact of the current skillscrisis, this is most prevalent in the public and voluntary sectors.James Reed, chiefexecutive of Reed said, “The year-on-year rising trend indicates asteadily increasing problem for business which should not be ignored.”www.reed.co.ukBy Gideon Burrows Charity sector hardest hit as war for talent continuesOn 18 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Supermarket hops on blunder bus

first_imgSupermarket hops on blunder busOn 1 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article At a time when supermarkets are locked in a battle for supremacy a managerat Sainsburys has made an amazing blunder after insulting its customers. Lisa Collins, head of health and beauty at the group, has been forced toapologise after branding the supermarket’s customers ‘pikeys’ during aconference. Collins was talking about Sainsburys expanding a new product range to itsstores in Hereford, Croydon and Cobham, “or, as we call them, our pikeycustomers”, she said. Sainsburys apologised for the remark, which it claimed was ‘an off-the-cuff,flippant remark’ meant as a joke, but conceded it was a serious error ofjudgement. Fran Cotton, an adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel andDevelopment, said the incident “shows the importance of communicationstraining for managers, especially when they are dealing with externalshareholders and the media”. Top five gaffes1. 1991: Entrepreneur Gerald Ratner described the jewellerysold in his stores as ‘total crap’2.  2003: Sainsbury’smanager issues ‘Pikey’ jibe3.  2002: Halifax claimsit doesn’t want business start-ups, market traders or taxi drivers as customers4.  1998: NewcastleUnited Football Club directors slated the fans for buying shirts in high volumes5   2002: HSBC’s CEO SirKeith Whitson upsets UK call centre staff after praising the firm’s workers inIndia Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Tenant fees ban will cost nearly £10,000 a year per branch, says government

first_imgHome » News » Tenant fees ban will cost nearly £10,000 a year per branch, says government previous nextRegulation & LawTenant fees ban will cost nearly £10,000 a year per branch, says governmentAs Tenants Fees Bill begins its journey through parliament, official assessment of likely impact reveals landlords, agents and suppliers will foot £340m bill.Nigel Lewis3rd May 201801,598 Views  England’s letting agents will lose £157.1 million in revenue or nearly £10,000 per branch during the first year of the tenant fees ban, the government’s own assessment of the impact reveals.But the overall cost of the tenant fees ban, taking in all business activities including agents, landlords and suppliers, is £340 million.The figures reveal that each letting agency branch in the UK will lose on average £9,818 in lost fees in 2019/2020 when the ban is likely to go live, based on a total industry size of 16,000 letting agent branches.The same document also reveals that the government expects lettings agents to close and that jobs will be lost, and that the ban will impact many industry service suppliers such as inventory clerks.Increased demandThe only positives for the industry identified by the government is that the tenant fees ban will “drive out” the most inefficient lettings agents within the industry and that a more flexible, less expensive transactional market for tenants will increase demand for rented property.Some 1.18 million people move home within the private rented sector every year at the moment, a figure the government expects to increase to 1.4 million by the time the ban is fully implemented in 2019/2020.Increasing rents are factored into the calculations, which reduce the gain tenants will receive from the ban, the figures show, although tenants will pay £12 million a year less in deposits during the first year of the ban when they are capped to four weeks.But the main trade bodies within the industry remain sceptical of the benefits the fees ban will bring.“We do not believe the Bill will achieve its aims, as our own research last year demonstrated that tenants will end up worse off and banning fees will not result in a more affordable private rented sector,” says David Cox, Chief Executive of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (pictured).  letting fees ban #feesban Association of Residential Letting Agents David Cox May 3, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Video: German F 125 frigate tests RAM, Harpoon missiles

first_img The German Navy recently shared a video of its giant 7,000-ton frigate FGS Baden-Württemberg conducting further firing tests.This is the second video of the lead ship of a new class of F 125 frigates firing its weapons in the North Sea’s Helgoland shooting range.The previous one showed the Baden-Württemberg testing its guns and close-in weapon systems.This time, we are treated to the frigate’s RAM and Harpoon missile firings. The RAM (short for Rolling Airframe Missile) is guided missile weapon system used for ship self-defense. The Harpoon is an over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system.Firings of the RAM start at 2:00 while fast forwarding to 3:50 of the video will bring you to a cool slow motion of the Harpoon missile launch. The frigate’s crew launched a total of four RAM and one Harpoon missile during this test.With this test, the Baden-Württemberg certified her weapon systems and is now set for further functional tests before being officially transferred to the German Navy this summer.F 125 frigates are a new class of ships set to replace the eight Bremen-Class frigates currently in service with the German Navy.The four frigates are comparable to destroyers in size and are, with a length of 149 meters and a displacement of 7000 tonnes, the biggest operational ships in the German Navy.According to the German Navy, the new frigates require only half the crew necessary to operate the Bremen-Class frigates. They will be able to stay at sea for up to 24 months and thereby reduce the transit times for the crews. The crews will swap in regular intervals directly in the areas of operations which means that the ships will have to make fewer port visits. April 21, 2017 View post tag: FGS Baden-Württemberg Video: German F 125 frigate tests RAM, Harpoon missiles Back to overview,Home naval-today Video: German F 125 frigate tests RAM, Harpoon missiles View post tag: F 125 View post tag: RAM View post tag: HARPOON View post tag: German Navy Share this article Authoritieslast_img read more

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first_imgAll through the summer I kept receiving offers from my gas company to sign a two-year deal for a fixed gas price, which would allegedly guard me against any price increases. Being a naturally suspicious person all I could think of was ’what’s in for them?’There were rumours that gas prices would fall and as I would rather believe a rumour than a utility company, I did not sign. Well, as predicted prices have plunged (pg 5). Not that you are seeing the benefit yet. And I am sure they will think of reasons to temper reductions. I expect to see phrases such as ’guarding against the volatility of the market’ or ’demand is keeping prices high’. Yes, greed has the same effect.This week I asked Bev Hughes, MP for Stretford and Urmston, Greater Manchester, to give her view of the Northern Foods bakery closure at Trafford Park where 690 jobs are going. The bakery falls within her constituency and she has been talking to the people affected (pg 11).She makes a point that successive Tory and Labour governments have ignored – “manufacturers cannot sustain current downward pressure on prices without serious impact on jobs and pay”.On the other hand, while governments support supermarkets charging consumers low prices, the supermarkets are inevitably going to keep as much of that low price for their own profit, especially when they are competing so hotly against each other and their results are under such intense scrutiny by the national press, not to mention their shareholders.The government and the Office of Fair Trading must decide: do they want a Supermarket Code of Practice with any teeth or do they want to listen to the heavy lobbying of the British Retail Consortium (BRC), which represents the supermarkets, and continue to do nothing? And MPs, with the exception of Bev Hughes who speaks honestly, must stop wearing two hats on this issue, nodding duplicitiously to both manufacturers and the BRC. There should be enough profit for everyone to make a decent living.Also in this issue Igor Bekaert take us step by step into making a delicious chocolate cake with healthy profit margins (pg 21). And BHS joins the coffee shop boom (pg 14) – with sandwiches made from scratch!last_img read more

Two men in Cass County hospitalized after receiving electrical shock

first_img Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Two men in Cass County hospitalized after receiving electrical shock By Jon Zimney – July 26, 2020 0 489 (Photo supplied/Cass County Sheriff’s Office) Two men were hospitalized after they received an electrical shock when a sailboat they were trying to move struck a power line.The incident happened around 1:20 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, in the 61000 block of Dailey Road in LaGrange Township in Cass County.The two men, ages 31 and 19, were hurt when the mast of the sailboat hit the line running to a house. The two brothers were moved away from the boat by rescuers.Both men were taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend for treatment, then transferred to a hospital in Fort Wayne where they were listed in stable condition.This incident remains under investigation. Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest IndianaLocalMichiganNews Previous articleFond words about Notre Dame alum Regis Philbin from University presidentNext articleFour people shot in two separate early Sunday morning shootings in South Bend Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

Saint Mary’s to perform ‘Lucky, Liar, Loser’

first_imgThis weekend, an original dramedy called “Lucky, Liar, Loser” will premiere at Saint Mary’s in Moreau’s Little Theatre beginning Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. The show, which centers on the theme of violence against women, was written and is directed by Casey Whitaker, a member of The Second City — a comedy theatre in Chicago — who is this year’s annual Saint Mary’s Margaret M. Hill visiting artist in residence.After previously coming to teach some workshops at Saint Mary’s in 2015, Whitaker said she fell in love with the Saint Mary’s community.“When I started writing this play, I reached out and we started figuring out a game plan,” she said. “The topic of the play was already established before Saint Mary’s was interested — I think it is the perfect place to display it.”Whitaker defines a dramedy as a serious and dramatic play with elements of comedy. She added that originally, she did not mean for the comedy aspect to be such a major part of the show.“Violence against women is not a laughing matter — it just crept in,” Whitaker said. “Then you think about what humor is actually used for — a lot of time it’s just a cover for what’s on the inside. That’s why we are able to find the truth so quickly, it’s because we’re broken.”She said the comedy is not meant to disrespect or offset the seriousness of the topic.“It’s more of comedic relief,” she said. “ … A lot of times the characters don’t even know they’re as funny as they are. I don’t think people will think it’s disrespectful, it’s just honest and truthful.”Whitaker had originally written the show as a short-film for the Goodman Theatre in Chicago when they requested entries for a screenplay to produce. However, the Theatre never produced any of the screenplays. Last December, Whitaker rewrote the screenplay into the current dramedy in only 48 hours.“I had carried around every single scene in my head for over a year,” she said. “This project was in my head and now it’s time to do it.”Her inspiration for writing this first came when a man broke into her bedroom two years ago. Whitaker said her boyfriend happened to be there that night to fight the intruder off, but the event stuck with her.“It kind of opened my eyes to what I already knew and how this topic is handled,” she said. “It broke my heart.”Whitaker said the nine main characters in the show are based on her personal experiences and other women who were willing to tell her their experiences.“Anyone I met who was willing to tell me their story, I listened,” she said. “It’s a tribute to all the women I have met and the women who have survived and the women who aren’t ready to talk.”Based on the experiences she had in mind, she separated the nine characters into three sections with three characters in each — the lucky, the liars and the losers — and left the characters unnamed.“The different mini themes are me wanting to understand the different ways people experience violence,” Whitaker said. “I wanted the cast and the audience to know we are all these women.”The lucky are those who say they are lucky because they have not been physically abused, but instead have possibly been emotionally abused without realizing it. The liars are those who tell themselves and others they are not victims, when they are, for various reasons.Senior Olivia Jackson said she is playing one of the liars in the show.“She’s a lawyer who is outnumbered by the men at her law firm,” Jackson said. “She has to joke around to be accepted as one of the guys, even if she doesn’t agree with what they’re saying.”Whitaker said the loser section was the trickiest section to express. The losers are those who know violence is occurring but don’t do anything about it — don’t act in the moment or don’t share their survival story.“Loser is a tricky word because it’s hard to make it not sound so negative,” she said. “The actual definition is a person or thing that is put at a disadvantage by a particular situation – so it’s a temporary thing.”Gabrielle Weldy, a junior at Saint Mary’s and the stage manager for the show, said there are cast members from Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame, Holy Cross, the South Bend Community and Fischer Dance Company.“The cast of the show has 27 people total — a large cast for the small department,” Weldy said. “That’s not including all of the contributors — costume, set, sound and lighting.”The cast members of the production have been working two months to get the show to where it is now. Jackson said Whitakers work on this show has been especially admirable for that reason.“Usually we only get to spend one weekend with the Margaret Hill visiting artist,” Jackson said. “It’s nice that we’ve gotten to spend two months learning from her.”However, Whitaker said she has gotten a lot from the cast’s contributions to the production as well.“I’m an improviser so I live by the philosophy ‘yes and’ so I am open to people’s suggestion and building as a group,” she said. “This cast had to do with a lot of the shaping and what the script had to be as the final product.”Whitaker said Hannah Fischer, the owner of Fischer Dance Company in South Bend, has especially contributed to making the show what it is.“I had written in movement sequences to the show,” she said. “I have some dance training, but I would have never been able to do what Hannah did with the dance.“There are pre-filmed elements, a shadow puppet tree, a live quartet playing all the music and this modern dance element. Hannah Fischer is choreographing the elements.”Fischer graduated from Saint Mary’s in 2011 with a major in women’s studies and dance. Only six of the cast members are from her dance company; the rest are from the community.“This show is focusing on modern dance, but I’m working with a cast that hasn’t been trained in modern dance,” Fischer said. “The whole show is a combination of modern dance, theater and everyday movements in block features that look like dance”Jackson was one of the cast members who needed to adapt to the dance element.“I’m not a dancer — I knew nothing before,” she said.“We’re also using a lot of projection and shadow puppetry which as an actor I’m not always involved with, but it’s really fascinating and I haven’t seen it before. It’s been really cool to break down genre.”On the other hand, those who have been trained in dance have experienced a new element of acting. Saint Mary’s senior Margaret Davis and first year Elyse Paul said this is their first production with an acting role.“I think it’s really interesting how Casey is incorporating dance,” Davis said. “I think it brings it together — it keeps the audience thinking.” Fischer said the dance element is essential to delivering the message to the audience.“It’s a heavy topic, so the movement itself had to be simple to deal with that very complex conversation,” she said. “The movement itself is more about the intention and where you’re looking at and who you’re responding to rather than a line or the shape of the movement.”Those who come to the show who have experienced violence should not have to worry about triggers, Whitaker said.“I can’t say for sure, but I think people are going to be pleasantly surprised with how accessible the material is,” she said. “If one is a little too close to home, there’s eight more you might feel a little more connected with.”Fischer said the style of this show is unique, especially to the South Bend community.“This show is groundbreaking for South Bend,” she said. “Work like this isn’t done in the area.”Whitaker says the end may not be happy, but it is powerful.“All I can do is start a conversation and let people know they are not alone,” she said. “The message is empowerment, I don’t think anyone will leave and feel worse than they did when they walked in.”Tags: Casey Whitaker, Lucky Liar Loser, Second City, sexual assaultlast_img read more

Oslo to Transfer to Broadway

first_img The acclaimed off-Broadway production of J.T. Rogers’ Oslo, headlined by Tony winners Jennifer Ehle and Jefferson Mays, will transfer to the Main Stem next spring. Helmed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, the show, which is currently playing at Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, will move to LCT’s larger (and thus Broadway eligible) venue, the Vivian Beaumont Theater, beginning previews on March 23, 2017. Opening night is set for April 13.The Vivian Beaumont Theater incarnation of Oslo will feature the production’s original cast. Along with Ehle and Mays, the company includes Michael Aronov, Anthony Azizi, Adam Dannheisser, Daniel Jenkins, Dariush Kashani, Jeb Kreager, Jefferson Mays, Christopher McHale, Daniel Oreskes, Angela Pierce, Henny Russell, Joseph Siravo and T. Ryder Smith.A darkly comic epic, Oslo tells the true but until now untold story of how one young couple, Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul (Ehle) and her husband social scientist Terje Rød-Larsen (Mays), planned and orchestrated top-secret, high-level meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, which culminated in the signing of the historic 1993 Oslo Accords. Featuring dozens of characters and set in locations across the globe, Oslo is both a political thriller and the personal story of a small band of women and men struggling together—and fighting each other—as they seek to change the world.The production will once again have sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder and sound by Peter John Still.Oslo will run off-Broadway through August 28. Jennifer Ehle & Jefferson Mays in ‘Oslo'(Photo: T. Charles Erickson) Related Shows Star Files Jefferson Mayscenter_img Oslo Show Closed This production ended its run on July 16, 2017 View Commentslast_img read more

Safety training a must

first_imgIf a BB gun is at the top of your child’s Christmas list, a Georgia 4-H gun safety expert urges you to put “target sport safety equipment” on that list, too. “As parents, we would never send our kids out to play in a little league football game without the proper protective equipment,” said Mark Zeigler, who coordinates the Georgia 4-H Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education program, or SAFE. “Target sports also require the proper protective gear, and the most important part of that gear is sound safety education.” More than 3,500 youths participate Zeigler leads the program’s certified coaches who are trained in youth development as well as shooting education and safety. SAFE coaches teach target sport safety to more than 3,500 students across Georgia. Although he didn’t have a BB gun as a child, Zeigler doesn’t discourage parents from buying one for their child. “It can be an appropriate gift when used under the supervision of an adult and if the child is taught basic firearm safety,” he said. “It’s paramount that children are properly educated first. I just can’t stress that enough.” 4-H’ers use the Daisy 499In the 1983 movie “A Christmas Story,” Ralphie longed for “an official Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot, Range Model air rifle with a compass on the stock and this thing which tells time.” Unlike Ralphie, Georgia 4-H’ers use the Daisy 499 model, which is specifically designed for target sports, Zeigler said. “The 499 is so specific, it can’t be bought in stores,” he said. “It was designed specifically to support shooters competing in international BB championship matches.” Learning to concentrateThough the SAFE program teaches the safety aspects of shooting sports, he says the most important thing students learn has nothing to do with sports. “Studies have shown that participating in shooting sports helps kids improve their concentration levels and their grades,” he said. “And it’s the lowest injury rate sport. In 4-H, we teach firearms safety mirrored with youth development standards and principles.” Like most 4-H activities, students can compete in target sports on the regional, state and national levels. “Although competition isn’t the goal of the program, when used correctly, competition can help young people develop life sills and positive habits they can carry through life,” Zeigler said. The Georgia 4-H target sports program is open to fifth- through eighth-grade students for BB and through high school for other shooting sports like archery, rifle, pistol and shotgun. Many training opportunities existIn addition to Georgia 4-H, target sport safety training is available through Boy Scouts, the National Rifle Association and the Department of Natural Resources Hunter Education Program. Conservation programs like Ducks Unlimited and The National Wild Turkey Federation also offer programs for youths to develop interest in shooting sports. For more information on the Georgia 4-H SAFE Program, contact your local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.last_img read more

Migrants, police in fresh clashes at Turkey-Greece border

first_imgTopics :  ‘Coordinated attacks’Earlier Friday, Greek officials accused Turkey of providing cutters to migrants to break through fencing. “There are coordinated attacks this morning,” a Greek official told AFP. “Apart from intimidation, these attacks are taking place from the Turkish police to help migrants cross the fence border line.”Meanwhile, two Greek men were convicted of threatening aid workers on the island of Lesbos, where there has been a violent backlash against those helping the swelling number of arrivals.”I will continue to defend my country. Most of the (aid groups) operate like spies. These gangsters should leave the island,” said 73-year-old Konstantinos Alvanopoulos after being given a three-month suspended sentence.Erdogan’s office said the Syrian ceasefire would not alter its policy on refugees leaving for Europe. “The Russia-Turkey agreement does not… change the fact of the European Union’s non-compliance with its promises as part of the 2016 refugee deal,” presidential sources told state news agency Anadolu. Russia, which backs Syrian government forces with air power, agreed to impose a ceasefire in Idlib from midnight and the skies were free of warplanes for the first day in months on Friday, although previous peace agreements have proved temporary. The EU welcomed the ceasefire. “For sure I am pleased for the ceasefire, the ceasefire is good news. At least it’s goodwill — let’s see how it works,” Borrell said in Zagreb.”But there’s still an extraordinary humanitarian challenge that I think we all face in terms of the sheer numbers of refugees,” added Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney. “Right now, let’s be honest, the agreement is dead,” Mitsotakis told CNN, referring to the EU-Turkey accord.”And it’s dead because Turkey has decided to completely violate the agreement, because of what happened in Syria,” he added.Turkey agreed in 2016 to stop letting migrants leave in exchange for six billion euros — but Ankara says other parts of the EU deal including improved visa and trade rules were never fulfilled. Mitsotakis said Turkey was doing “the exact opposite” of its obligation to hold back asylum-seekers. Greek police fired tear gas in clashes with migrants at the Turkish border on Friday, as Athens said a 2016 EU-Ankara deal limiting migration to Europe was “dead”.Thousands of people have gathered at the border since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last week that his country would no longer stop refugees from trying to leave.Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis accused Ankara of “assisting” an ongoing surge of desperate people gathering at the border. ‘Open the gates’ Friday’s brief clashes occurred as migrants tried to break through the fence, according to AFP journalists at the scene, but they quickly ended the volley of rocks and instead sat peacefully chanting “freedom” and “open the gates”.Greek forces say they have prevented nearly 39,000 people from crossing the border. Turkey claims the real number is more than three times higher.Many migrants say they are being pushed to attempt illegal entry to Greece. “They [the Turkish military] told us that if you don’t go to the border… you will be forced to come back to Turkey and people don’t want to come back because they don’t have any good opportunities, there isn’t anything,” Ali, an Iranian, told AFP.The EU’s diplomatic chief made a direct appeal to the migrants not to go to the Greek border.”The border is not open,” EU High Representative Josep Borrell said after a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Zagreb. Turkey and Russia agreed a ceasefire in Syria on Thursday, but Ankara is still threatened by a potential new influx of refugees from the last rebel stronghold of Idlib and has sought to pressure Europe into providing greater assistance.  Turkey already hosts some four million refugees, and recent advances by the Syrian army, backed by Russian army, have pushed close to a million more towards its border. Later Friday, the Greek government released footage which it said showed Turkish riot police firing a tear gas barrage at Greek border guards.It came after the release of separate footage from Turkish state TV TRT which it said showed asylum-seekers stripped and beaten by Greek forces.A Greek police source disputed the claim, telling AFP: “We are not letting them through the border, so how can we be doing that to them?”Ankara has officially accused Athens of using undue violence against asylum-seekers, killing several and injuring many. Greek officials have repeatedly dismissed this as untrue.last_img read more

Lawmakers grill religious affairs minister for ‘sudden’ haj cancellation

first_imgReligious Affairs Minister Fachrul Razi found himself in hot water during a hearing with the House of Representatives on Thursday, as lawmakers on Commission VIII overseeing religious affairs criticized him for not consulting with the House before deciding to cancel the 2020 haj pilgrimage over coronavirus concerns.The minister announced earlier this month that Indonesia would prevent haj departures to Saudi Arabia this year, a decision that affected hundreds of thousands of would-be pilgrims in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. Indonesia has the largest haj pilgrim quota of any country. John Kennedy Azis of the Golkar Party – a political party in President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s ruling coalition – questioned Fachrul’s sudden announcement of the policy on June 2, saying there had been no pressure for the central government to announce it immediately without consulting the legislative body.”There was no external pressure that we would be fined if we didn’t decide [on haj departures] quickly. Why couldn’t you wait for just two days? Why so sudden?” John said, referring to a planned House hearing with the government on the matter scheduled for June 4.The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with Saudi Arabia’s indefinite suspension of haj and umrah (minor haj), were cited as reasons behind the government’s decision to cancel this year’s haj departure. Fachrul previously said the conditions had left the government without enough time to prepare visas and protective measures.Indonesia initially planned to send about 221,000 people on the annual pilgrimage, and nearly 180,000 people had already paid for the journey, Religious Affairs Ministry data shows. The government said the pilgrims would be placed on next year’s haj. Read also: Religious affairs minister to lobby Saudi Arabian government for bigger 2021 haj quotaFachrul said at the time of the cancellation that he had communicated with the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) and the House regarding the cancellation, but some lawmakers quickly fired back, saying he had not done so.John said to Fachrul – a retired military general – that he had made numerous controversial moves as a minister.The politician cited his past controversial support of a ban on the niqab in government compounds – a statement that Fachrul later backtracked from – and his past announcement of a plan to repatriate 689 people who had joined the Islamic State (IS) movement in the Middle East.He warned Fachrul that the House could use its interpellation and inquiry rights against him or could write a letter to the President if he continued his controversies. “Don’t underestimate us at the House […] This should be the last [controversial move].”John also highlighted a plan floated by Aceh to get their own, separate haj quota. The provincial administration was reportedly considering issuing a qanun (regulation) on the matter based on Law No. 44/1999 on Aceh’s special autonomy.”Regions are trying to apply for haj quotas themselves. If that happens, then where’s the government?” he said.Read also: Plan to ban niqab in government offices stirs controversyMuhammad Husni of the Gerindra Party said Fachrul had violated Law No. 8/2019 on the haj and umrah, which stipulated that matters related to haj funds should not be decided unilaterally by the government but should include the House.”Logically speaking, we should decide on the cancellation together. The Minister said that he had coordinated with House Commission VIII but we never knew that,” Husni said.In response to the criticism, Fachrul apologized to the lawmakers during Thursday’s hearing, saying the cancellation decision was not made by his ministry but by himself as a minister.”I personally apologize to the leaders and all members of the House Commission VIII for this incident,” said Fachrul.The minister explained that at that time, he felt obliged to announce the cancellation as soon as possible because it had exceeded the June 1 deadline for the government to announce the year’s haj departure date.Indonesia initially expected Saudi Arabia to announce its final decision on the haj pilgrimage – which attracts millions of Muslims annually from around the world – on May 13. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the 2020 haj into doubt as Saudi authorities have yet to announce any decision about whether they will accept haj pilgrims this year.”We needed to quickly give certainty to the pilgrims who had been waiting for the announcement,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

Ronaldinho raves about Gabriel Martinelli and compares Arsenal wonderkid to Ronaldo

first_imgWhile Mikel Arteta’s was well aware of Martinelli’s potential before becoming Arsenal head coach, he admits he’s been ‘surprised’ at just how much ability the Brazilian has at such a young age.‘I heard a lot of things about Gabby before I joined and the moment I saw him training it confirmed all the things I was told,’ Arteta said following Martinelli’s sensational solo goal in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea.‘I was told, “You will see this kid, how he goes for every ball, his fighting spirit and the quality that every time he is in front of goal he’s a threat”.‘I was told I would be surprised how prepared he is to compete with every player in the squad.‘I just thought, “Yes, but he’s 18”. But when you see him in big games, how he goes about everything, it’s surprising.‘The way he competes, how brave he is with every decision he makes on the field is very unusual for an 18-year-old.’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 CityArteta added: ‘He competed against one of the best defenders in the league, Cesar Azpilicueta, and he got at him every time he had a chance.‘His fighting spirit is incredible and then he is a threat for goals every time. I would like to talk about his potential more than what he is at the moment.‘For this club to give him the responsibility to do that every time is not fair on him, we have to bring him down. The risk is expecting too much too soon – but not just for the fans.‘We cannot give him the licence to think he has to put himself under that pressure. He needs to play with the freedom that he has.’MORE: Emotional Nick Kyrgios pays tribute to basketball legend Kobe Bryant ahead of Rafael Nadal clash Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 27 Jan 2020 10:22 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.7kShares Ronaldinho raves about Gabriel Martinelli and compares Arsenal wonderkid to Ronaldocenter_img Advertisement Ronaldinho has compared Martinelli to ex-Brazil star Ronaldo (Picture: Getty) Gabriel Martinelli has had an outstanding debut season for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Ronaldinho has tipped Gabriel Martinelli for big things in the future and likened the Arsenal youngster to his former Brazil team-mate Ronaldo.Martinelli completed a move from Ituano to north London last summer and the 18-year-old has made an immediate impact in Arsenal colours, racking up ten goals and two assists in all competitions.The teenager has found the net in each of his last Premier League games against Sheffield United and Chelsea and the attacker will be bursting with confidence ahead of Monday night’s FA Cup fourth-round clash with Bournemouth.Martinelli’s impressive performances have not gone unnoticed back home in Brazil where he has even caught the attention of one of football’s all-time greats, Ronaldinho.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal v Bournemouth: Mikel Arteta preview press conferenceTo 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 6:01FullscreenArsenal v Bournemouth: Mikel Arteta preview press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-v-bournemouth-mikel-arteta-preview-press-conference-2095088/This 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.Martinelli’s ‘confidence’ and ‘talent’ has even led Ronaldinho to compare the forward to his legendary compatriot Ronaldo.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We as Brazilians are very excited about him and his future. It is one thing to have the talent – but another at the age of 18 to have the confidence,’ Ronaldinho told The Mirror.‘He reminds me of Ronaldo his first season in Europe he scored 30 goals and people were thinking: “who is this 18 year old Brazilian kid?”‘He wanted the ball, he would run at players, there was no fear no matter what players or team he was playing against – and I see that similar attitude in Martinelli.‘He just wants to be on the ball and score goals. Ronaldo went on to be the best player in the world – and that can also be the aim of Martinelli.’last_img read more

Two Arrested from Oil-Spill Cleanup Ship in Greece

first_imgThe captain and 1st engineer of a vessel involved in oil-spill cleanup efforts in Greece have been arrested on fuel smuggling charges, Greek Merchant Ministry said.Namely, the Lassea vessel has been contracted to help clean the oil that spilled following the sinking of the oil tanker Agia Zoni II off the Port of Piraeus on September 10. The vessel had 2,200 tons of fuel oil and 370 tons of marine gas oil on board.The duo was arrested after significant quantities of fuel were found and seized from the vessel without proper documentation.The Piraeus Port Authority, which is in charge of the preliminary investigation, seized the vessel while the arrested are to be brought before the Prosecutor of Piraeus, the ministry said.The oil spill recovery efforts have been vehemently criticized as inadequate and delayed, with opposition parties asking for a resignation from the country’s Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumplis.The minister refuted the allegations, saying that immediate mobilization of relevant assets was made to curb the spill.With regard to safety threats posed by the 1972-built Agia Zoni II, the minister said that the ship, according to the owner, passed all security checks before the incident.It is estimated that the oil recovery efforts might last for another month.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

JDR to supply cables for wind project to power oil and gas platforms

first_imgHywind Tampen JDR Cable Systems, part of the TFKable Group, has signed a contract with Equinor for the Hywind Tampen offshore wind farm development located off Norway. Image: JDRJDR said on Thursday that it would design and manufacture eleven 66kV dynamic inter-array cables and two static export cables, each equipped with a JDR designed breakaway system and a range of cable accessories for delivery in 2022.The 2.5 km long 66kV dynamic array cables will connect to the eleven turbines in a loop, and the two static 12.9km and 16km export cables will be used to connect the loop to the Snorre A and Gullfaks A platforms.Hywind Tampen will be the first worldwide project to power oil and gas platforms – Gullfaks A, B, C and Snorre A and B – using floating offshore wind, which is more technically challenging and less mature technology than traditional fixed-foundation offshore wind.The project will consist of 11 wind turbines developed by Equinor. The turbines will have a total capacity of 88 MW, capable of meeting about 35 percent of the annual power demand of the Snorre and Gullfaks oil and gas platforms.Also, the floating wind project is in water depths of 300 meters, much deeper than any previous floating wind project.Robert Weeks, sales manager at JDR, said: “Floating wind is still in its infancy compared to fixed-foundation offshore wind, but has the potential to revolutionize how we generate power for deepwater platforms and on coastlines which only have access to deeper waters.”The power cores for the cables will be manufactured by JDR’s parent company TFKable at its Bydgoszcz factory in Poland. All the cables and accessories will be assembled at JDR’s facilities in Hartlepool UK. Equinor, along with its partners in the Snorre and Gullfaks fields, submitted a development plan of supplying power from floating offshore wind to the fields via the Hywind Tampen wind farm back in October.In the same month, Snorre and Gullfaks partners made a final investment decision for the Hywind development.The Hywind investments will total almost NOK 5 billion (around $550 million). Norwegian authorities through Enova have made a funding commitment of up to NOK 2.3 billion for the project. In addition, the Business Sector’s NOx Fund decided to support the project by up to NOK 566 million.Following the development plan submission, Equinor in late October signed contracts totaling around NOK 3.3 billion ($357.6M) for the Hywind development.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

PMA chief resigns after cadet’s hazing death

first_imgPMA Superintendent Lieutenant Genenral Ronnie Evangelista MANILA – The head of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) has quit from his post following the suspected hazing death of Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio last week. “In the military tradition of command responsibility, it is now the proper time for me, as the head of this institution, together with the commandant of the Corps of Cadets to relinquish our respective positions,” Evangelista said. “We welcome this development as a right step towards upholding the integrity of the PMA as the country’s premier military institution and recognize the same as a form of genuine delicadeza on the part of Lieutenant General Evangelista,” Panelo said in a statement. “I did not leave my post in the midst of crisis. I faced the problems squarely and we have finished the investigation. As I resign from my post, it is now up to the proper authority to decide on the finality of the case. That for me is the definition of command responsibility,” he added. PMA Superintendent Lieutenant Genenral Ronnie Evangelista on Tuesday announced his resignation, a day after saying that only President Rodrigo Duterte can order him to quit. Aside from Evangelista, also resigning is the commandant of the Corps of Cadets Brigadier General Bartolome Vicente Bacarro.center_img While he awaits orders for his replacement, Evangelista will prepare the separation papers of four senior cadets allegedly responsible for beating up Dormitorio. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo, who earlier asked for Evangelista’s resignation, has commended the latter for his move, which was a “right step” to preserving the integrity of the state’s premier military school. Dormitorio died on Sept. 18 from cardiac arrest secondary to internal injuries due to supposed hazing within the campus. Two other cadets were rushed in different hospital after complaining for abdominal pain. The Palace spokesperson has also assured Dormitorio’s family that there will be “no whitewash” in the ongoing investigation./PNlast_img read more

Republic aided by Aiden’s double

first_img McGeady turned in arguably the best performance of his international career on a night when he collected his 70th cap, and he undoubtedly made the difference between two well-matched sides in a game which see-sawed throughout. Victory extended the Republic’s 100 per cent record against Georgia to six games and will send them into next month’s double-header against minnows Gibraltar and group favourites Germany brimming with confidence. By contrast, Temuri Ketsbaia’s men face the prospect of having to lift themselves for a tough trip to Scotland with their account empty. O’Neill surprised a few by naming Hull midfielder Stephen Quinn in the centre of his midfield five, with Stoke striker Jon Walters lining up on the right and McGeady occupying the left-wing berth earmarked for James McClean before he was ruled out by injury. Central defender Solomon Kverkvelia had to hack away a first-minute Walters cross at full-stretch, and Guram Kashia had to be equally alert 18 minutes later after McGeady had tricked his way past wing-back Ucha Lobzhanidze and sent a teasing ball into the middle. Georgia gradually eased their way into the game and after David Forde, preferred in goal to 38-year-old Shay Given, had managed to get just enough on Nikoloz Gelashvili’s rasping drive, Lobzhanidze came close to connecting with Kverkvelia’s flick-on at the far post. But they fell behind within seconds when, after Walters climbed into an aerial challenge, Robbie Keane allowed the ball to run to James McCarthy and he drew his man before sliding McGeady in to finish with ease. O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane leapt from the bench in celebration – but their joy was to be short-lived. Press Association The Republic looked likely to have to settle for a point at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi after Tornike Okriashvili’s piledriver had cancelled out McGeady 24th-minute opener. But with time running down, the Everton winger – who worked under O’Neill during his time as Celtic manager – curled home a 90th-minute winner which ensured Ireland headed back to Dublin with the opening night win upon which they had set their hearts. Skipper Jaba Kankava saw a 34th-minute strike deflected just wide but Georgia were level within four minutes when Okriashvili picked up possession on the right and after turning away from John O’Shea – the only survivor from Ireland’s last visit to the city in 2003 – and then Stephen Ward, thumped a dipping effort over Forde and into the net. I Georgia returned determined to regain the momentum with which they had ended the first half and committed men to the search for an early lead. Robbie Keane hacked away an Okriashvili effort in the 52nd minute, then Forde too had to be on his toes to clutch Jano Ananidze’s low cross to his chest seconds later with Gelashvili looming. But it was opposite number Roin Kvashvadze, a half-time replacement for Giorgi Loria, who threw himself desperately to his left as McGeady curled a shot inches wide from a well-worked 57th-minute free-kick. Keane scuffed a volley harmlessly out of play at the far post, before McGeady cut inside and forced Kvashvadze to pluck the ball from underneath his crossbar. However, as the game entered the closing stages, it was the Georgians who were building up a head of steam, and O’Neill responded with 14 minutes remaining by replacing Quinn and Keane with Robbie Brady and Shane Long in a bid to add new vigour to his attack. In the meantime, McGeady had squandered yet another opportunity when he lashed at a dropping ball on the edge of the penalty area, slicing it wide when greater composure might have served him better. However, he made no mistake when presented with another chance with seconds of normal time remaining, accepting Seamus Coleman’s pass before stepping on to his left foot and curled home a precious winner. Aiden McGeady launched Martin O’Neill’s competitive reign as Republic of Ireland boss in style with a match-winning Euro 2016 qualifier double in Georgia. last_img read more

The Latest: Indianapolis speedway holds off on race decision

first_imgGreece currently has 331 confirmed cases and four deaths.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press The Greek Olympic committee says the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo Games will take place without spectators in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak.The committee says the accreditation cards that had been issued for Thursday’s ceremony at the stadium in Athens where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896 would not be valid.The body’s headquarters will also remain closed from Monday until further notice.The committee canceled the remainder of the Olympic torch relay last week after crowds gathered in southern Greece to watch part of the torch relay in Sparta, where the torch was carried by actor Gerard Butler.Greek health authorities have warned people to stay home, and have shut down everything from restaurants, bars and cafes to public organized beaches, ski resorts, hair salons and movie theaters, in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. The Latest: Indianapolis speedway holds off on race decision March 16, 2020 All six of the remaining teams are based in Russia, where various cities and regions have imposed their own restrictions. Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Moscow played in an empty arena on Wednesday.The KHL said Saturday it was “in consultation with clubs and all relevant authorities to diligently manage the impact” of the virus outbreak.The KHL has not commented on the withdrawals and its website still lists those teams as competing. The next scheduled games between teams which have not withdrawn are Wednesday.___9:55 a.m. Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials say they are holding off on postponing the month of May activities that conclude with the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend.The Indy 500 draws crowds in excess of 300,000.“We are aware of the CDC’s interim guidance suggesting the postponement of events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks,” the speedway said in a statement released before 6 a.m. local time.“Our priority is to do our part in protecting the public health while still conducting the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge as scheduled on May 24. This continues to be a dynamic situation which we are monitoring constantly in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials.”___ 10:10 a.m.A second team has withdrawn from the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs because of the coronavirus outbreak.The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL and is one of the few major sports organizations still operating in Europe.There are now six teams remaining in an eight-club conference semifinal bracket.Finnish club Jokerit withdrew Saturday citing concern for the health of its players and staff. Now Barys Astana says it is withdrawing after authorities in Kazakhstan banned sports events and restricted entry to the country. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappLONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):___11 a.m.last_img read more

Grenada’s Kirani James ‘recovering nicely’ – agent

first_img2012 Olympic 400-metre champion Kirani James is said to be recovering well from an illness that had sidelined him since April.The 24-year-old Grenadian, who was second to Wayde van Niekerk in the 400m at the Olympic Game in Rio last summer, had been sidelined since April with what is believed to be respiratory illness that saw him finish a disappointing sixth at the Drake Relays in April in a pedestrian 46.21s.His coach Harvey Glance told Sportsmax.tv following that underwhelming performance, that James’ season was being ‘put on hold’.“Anyone who has followed his illustrious career can tell he is not 100 per cent,” Glance said then in response to SportsMax.tv’s queries. “His season is on hold for now till we get him back to that point.”However, based on information recently received from James’ handlers, the athlete is back in training. “At this time we are pleased to report that he is recovering nicely from his illness,” said Seth Katz of AMG Property Sports Incorporated in an email responding to SportsMax.tv’s request for an update. He offered no additional information.James has had a relatively ordinary start to the 2017 season. At the Grenada Invitational on April 8, James was less than convincing while winning the 400 metres in 45.44s but was upstaged by Bahamian Steve Gardiner, who won the ‘B’ race in a world-leading 44.26.In Iowa he was even slower and was sidelined in an effort to get him back to full fitness. (Sportsmax)last_img read more

Mikel, Four Others Join Dream Team VI Camp in Atlanta

first_imgSuper Eagles skipper John Mikel Obi and four other top players were expected to join the country’s Olympic team at their training camp in Atlanta Georgia, United States of America,  late yesterday.The other players are William Troost-Ekong, Kingsley Madu, Oghenekaro Etebo and Daniel Akpeyi.Mikel and Akpeyi are the two over-aged players Nigeria will parade in Rio next month, while Norway-based Troost-Ekong and Madu have been capped at full international level and will now make their debut for the Olympic team..Officials informed AfricanFootball.com Mikel and the other players confirmed their arrival in Atlanta and they could even feature in the team’s final warm-up match against Rio-bound Honduras on Tuesday.“Mikel and the other players have confirmed their arrival,” an official said.“Their arrival will most certainly boost team morale.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Liverpool Welcome Tottenham in Re-enactment of Champions League Final

first_imgThe marquee fixture of the Premier League weekend will have Liverpool playing hosts to Tottenham Hotspur, looking to continue their unbeaten start to their league campaign.Mauricio Pochettino’s struggling side confirmed “they have not forgotten how to play football”, as Jürgen Klopp put it, when they demolished Red Star Belgrade in midweek but a reunion with Liverpool may reopen insecurities.Tottenham faced Liverpool three times last season and lost on each occasion, with no reminder needed of what happened in the Champions League final in June. The leaders are unbeaten in 44 league games at home and Spurs have won only once in their last 25 league visits.Liverpool look like a team on a mission after missing out on winning the Premier League title last season by just one point. The Reds have been the runaway leaders in the top-flight this term, having not been beaten yet in their first nine fixtures.In fact, the only time they were unable to win a game was last weekend, when they held Manchester United to a 1-1 draw.Tottenham, on the other hand, have been in disarray in the first two months of the season. After a sub-par start to the season, things have only gone from bad to worse for the North Londoners, who have failed to win six of their last eight games, although Mauricio Pochettino’s men will be buoyed by their 5-0 win in the UEFA Champions League over Crvena Zvezda earlier this week.Liverpool and Tottenham clashed three times last season, the latest being the Champions League final, wherein the Reds had triumphed. The Merseyside club also won the corresponding fixture last season.Jurgen Klopp has only provided positive updates on the team news front ahead of the visit of Tottenham. Today, the Liverpool boss is only likely to be without two first-team players, namely Nathaniel Clyne (knee) and Xherdan Shaqiri (calf), although Joel Matip is a major doubt heading into the fixture.The Cameroonian defender missed the midweek fixture against Genk due to a knee injury and will face a late fitness test to determine his availability for Sunday. But, first-choice full-back pairing Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson are fit and likely to start.Alexander-Arnold did not travel to Belgium for the Champions League excursion due to an illness, but has recovered to make himself available for the visit of Tottenham. Robertson, on the other hand, has shrugged off a knock and will take up the left-back slot for Liverpool.If Matip is not risked, Dejan Lovren could be the man to partner Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the Liverpool defence once again, just as he did at Genk. Behind the defensive line, Alisson Becker will take his place in goal once again.Up ahead in midfield, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is in contention to start a second successive game following his superb brace in the Champions League. But, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson should replace his compatriot in the starting lineup, with Georginio Wijnaldum expected to come into the side in place of Naby Keita.Fabinho will hold the fort in front of the backline and will look to set the tempo of the game as well. The attacking unit, meanwhile, picks itself, with Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane being certain starters for Liverpool.Liverpool have dominated the recent history of this fixture, winning 10 and losing just one of the last 15 meetings across all competitions.That includes victories in all three games last season, and should Klopp’s side win today then it would be the first time they have won four games in a row against Spurs since 2015.You have to go back to 2011 for Tottenham’s last winning visit to Anfield – a run of eight games which includes five defeats.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Gallery: Syracuse women’s basketball rolls over No. 14 Miami, 81-48

first_imgSyracuse broke its two-game slide with an 81-48 upset victory over No. 14 Miami on Sunday afternoon. Brittney Sykes and Alexis Peterson led the way for the Orange, combining to outscore Miami 53-48. SU plays next on Jan. 29 at Virginia Tech.Here are the best sights from Syracuse’s biggest win of the year. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 22, 2017 at 9:32 pmlast_img

Greyhound racing

first_imgDue to the All Ireland Under 21 final in Semple Stadium tomorrow night there’s just one nights racing action in Thurles.Tonight’s 10 race card features the final of the Track Poker Players A3/A4 525 yds stake worth €1200 to the winner.There are also three 570 races on the card in A5/A6, A3/A4 and A1/A2 grades as well as an Open Sprint Race over 360 yds.last_img

State Department describes Port of Spain as critical threat location

first_imgTrinidad crime The US State Department has described the Trinidad and Tobago capital of Port of Spain as being a critical-threat location for crime directed at or affecting US Government interests.At the same time the Department identified the city as a low-threat location for terrorist activity directed at or affecting official US government interests.The State department’s 2017 Crime and Safety Report, which  was released last week, identified crime in the twin island republic as the main threat to visitors.“Given the crime rate and some weaknesses in border control, there remains a continued concern that T&T could be utilised as a transit point for potential terrorists or terrorist organizations. US citizens are advised that US government personnel and their families are restricted from travelling to the following areas — Laventille, Sea Lots, Cocorite, Beetham, the Interior of (Queen’s Park) Savannah, Downtown Port of Spain (after dark), Fort George (after dark), and all beaches (after dark),” the report says.The report stated “most crimes are crimes of opportunity”, adding that “American citizens have been victims of pickpocketing, assault, theft/robbery, fraud, and murder” and while “there is no evidence to indicate that foreigners, specifically expatriates, are specifically targeted, crimes (robbery, break-ins/burglary, vehicular break-ins, home invasions, assaults (including sexual assaults)) do occur in areas frequented by tourists and in which the expatriate community lives.”The report also stated that “Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) 2016 crime statistics show a 1.4 per cent increase in overall serious criminal activity, as compared to 2015 but violent crime remains a major concern for local security services and the general population.”Trinidadian police seized 765 firearms last year and identified the gun as the weapon of choice to commit murders. Almost 81 per cent of the murders were committed using a gun in that country.“According to TTPS statistics, there were 462 murders in 2016, 420 murders in 2015, and 403 murders in 2014, out of a population of approximately 1.3 million people,” the report states.The State Department also mentioned that there were no known indigenous terrorist groups operating in the country but it was reported that Trinidad nationals have travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight for the terrorist group ISIS.“Given the crime rate and some weaknesses in border control, there remains a continued concern that T&T could be utilized as a transit point for potential terrorists or terrorist organizations. Although terrorism poses a low threat to travelers to T&T, all should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks. These could take place in public areas frequented by expatriates and foreign travelers. Travelers should review the US Department of State’s most recent Worldwide Caution,” the report states.last_img read more

Genius Sports Media brings data-led marketing approach to all sports brands

first_img Share Scott Longley – Confusion reigns over FDC’s second betting rights deal July 14, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Genius Sports teams up with TNM to launch tennis series May 27, 2020 Share Submit 888 calls for Betgenius sportsbook makeover June 25, 2020 Mark Locke, Genius SportsSports data, technology and content provider Genius Sports Group has revamped its ‘Genius Sports Media’ division, building upon its 10 years of digital marketing experience and live sports data expertise to deliver new innovations to a diverse range of partners across the sports and gaming sectors.Operating since 2017, Genius Sports Media has served as the audience engagement arm of Genius Sports, combining the Group’s programmatic media buying, data-driven content and customer retargeting functions.The Group said that the ‘end-to-end digital agency’ will ‘transform the way brands and publishers connect with their audiences’.Mark Locke, CEO of Genius Sports Group, said: “We have been helping brands acquire customers for well over a decade and have subsequently built an understanding of how and when sports fans engage with media that simply can’t be replicated by traditional agencies”.Genius Sports said it has leveraged ’10-years of fan understanding’ to create marketing tools that help brands maximise marketing efficiencies and campaign ad-spend with highly targeted, contextual campaigns brought to life with live sports data.In an expansion of its services, Genius Sports Media has also launched a portfolio of live data-driven widgets for digital publishers to engage with new audiences providing new opportunities for clients to engage with sports content, including a sportsbook affiliate platform service.Locke added: “Using this expertise, in combination with our rapidly expanding live data portfolio, advertisers targeting sports fans can instantly connect with them in real-time to build stronger relationships that significantly increase conversion rates.“By unifying these capabilities with our new suite of publisher products, Genius Sports Media both extends and optimizes the services we can provide for brands and publishers in this highly competitive marketplace.”last_img read more

GambleAware report suggests ‘clearer’ strategy needed on advertising

first_img Share GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020 Footstock signs Chris Kamara as new brand ambassador August 18, 2020 Submit Published in its latest interim report, GambleAware has conducted research into the impact that different forms and frequencies of gambling adverts had upon children, young people and vulnerable adults.The research, carried out by two consortia led by Ipsos MORI and the Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling, found that lotteries and bookmakers are among the highest spenders for gambling advertisements. Meanwhile, sports advertisements were found to be much more dominant online, with their exposure furthered through sponsorships used within broadcasts of live events.Marc Etches, CEO of GambleAware, commented: “This is an interim report, and as such it is too early to judge the impact of exposure to gambling advertising and marketing on children, young people and vulnerable adults. “Nevertheless, the research does make important recommendations, including the need for clearer and more regular messages on gambling adverts of the risks associated with gambling, and the need to strengthen age verification processes on social media platforms.”The research confirmed that no examples of gambling adverts were placed within children’s media, including the most popular children’s websites. Researchers did find, however, that there was an array of content that contained features which might plausibly appeal directly to children and young people, including celebrity endorsement, memorable songs and catchphrases. Ian Angus from the Gambling Commission added: “We welcome the publication of this interim report which contributes towards the delivery of the recently launched National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. “This research takes a significant step to address gaps in understanding of this issue and provides a clearer picture of the volume, tone and content of gambling advertising and sponsorship in Great Britain, and the extent to which children, young people and vulnerable adults are exposed to it.“We await the findings of the second phase report with interest. In the meantime, we are pleased to see that the report identifies clear areas for action that gambling firms can take now and we therefore expect them to redouble their efforts to address public concerns about the volume and nature of gambling advertising and sports sponsorship.”59 per cent of eSports gambling content found via Twitter was deemed as potentially appealing to children and young people, mostly attributed to the animated graphics used, in comparison to the11 per cent of gambling adverts found in the mainstream media. While the research is still ongoing, current figures suggest that young people are still exposed to online gambling adverts, with young people still able to follow and engage with betting-related accounts on Twitter. GambleAware has expressed that these findings emphasise the room to utilise existing technology which would effectively manage the content that young people and children can access.Steven Ginnis, Research Director at Ipsos MORI has said: “The research identifies the multiple touchpoints through which children, young people and vulnerable adults come in to contact with gambling marketing and advertising. This stretches from the high street to the lounge and isn’t just restricted to sports.  “The impact of this exposure will be fully explored in our second report.  Participants in the research also spoke of a wide range of themes and features that they find appealing in gambling advertising; these features are more commonplace than the use of child-friendly images or phrases, for example the use of celebrities or the use of financial offers. “This requires a more nuanced discussion of how best to mitigate against the risks of exposure, appeal and susceptibility to gambling advertising among these groups.”In the research, it was identified that participants felt there was little evidence of prominent consumer protection messages – such as age warnings or promotion of lower-risk gambling. Meanwhile, 22 per cent of mainstream media adverts were judged to contain features such as implied limited risk or inflated chances of winning; which subsequently rose to 37 per cent on Twitter.The final stages of research, which will be published later this year, the focus will shift towards the overall impact of gambling marketing and advertising strategies. StumbleUponlast_img read more

2014 Fifa World Cup: Germany to build training complex in Brazil

first_imgThree-time World Cup winners Germany will use a purpose-built training base in Brazil during next summer’s finals.The under-construction venue, which will be developed by a Munich property firm, will cover 15,000 square metres and will have 60 bedrooms, a training pitch as well as a fitness centre.AnalysisStephen EvansBBC News, Berlin”Campo Bahia, as the German football authorities are calling it, has all the comforts of a seaside holiday village.”It is still under construction amid the palms on the sand-dunes of north eastern Brazil but the basic structures are there: a circle of white buildings for accommodation around a pool, a press centre plus a training pitch for the national side. It is well located for an airport to give short flights to Germany’s initial fixtures.”According to the German association, the work is being organised by a German entrepreneur who said the facilities would be “optimal” for the team. There’s been a lot of controversy about whether facilities will be adequate for the World Cup. In November, a crane collapsed at one stadium still being built. “The Germans are leaving nothing to chance. They’ve been to Brazil, decided what they need and are now building it themselves.”The German Football Association (DFB) said it is not funding the project.A football youth academy and an orphanage will also be built on the site, 30km north of Porto Seguro.The DFB said the Campo Bahia base is within two hours’ flight of the three cities – Salvador, Fortaleza and Recife – where Germany will play their Group G games at the tournament.Joachim Low’s team face Portugal on 16 June, Ghana on 21 June and the United States on 26 June. “Bearing in mind the size of the country and the considerable distances between each tournament venue, it was important for us to minimise the strain of travelling to and from matches as much as possible,” said Germany national team manager Oliver Bierhoff.”Acclimatisation and recovery will also play a major role at this World Cup, and our camp offers ideal conditions in these respects.”Due to the early kick-off times and the heat and high humidity expected in Salvador, Fortaleza and Recife, we looked for a base where the players could adapt effectively to the kind of things they can expect to encounter during each match.”last_img read more

Sale of Tickets for Sarajevo Derby to start today

first_imgSale of tickets for Sarajevo derby start on Saturday, at sales points on Grbavica and Ferhadija.“The sale of tickets will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, the day of the match, tickets can be purchased from 9 a.m. until the half of the match in front of the Grbavica Stadium. Fans of FC Sarajevo can purchase their tickets for the North Stand only at sales point on Ferhadija. Tickets for the North Stand for fans of FC Sarajevo are marked with a different color and they will not be available for purchase in front of the Grbavica Stadium. We ask the fans to come to the match on time, in order to prevent big crowds,” as announced in a statement from FC Zeljeznicar.The match starts on Sunday, at 3:30 p.m.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

Businessman Charles Muhangi dead

first_img“I can now confirm that there is a lifeless body, our team is still collecting more information on ground and the body is to be taken to Mulago for postmortem,” Owoyesigyire said.Muhangi’s lifeless body was reportedly found lying in his bed by his child around 7:30am. The Igara East MP, Michael Mawanda is among the more than 30 people URN found at the late Muhangi’s home.Mawanda says the deceased’s family, told him that Muhangi retired to bed at 1am after holding meetings with unnamed people at his home. “They told me by the time he went to sleep he was well and didn’t complain of anything,” Mawanda told URN.He however, says the family was shocked to find Muhangi’s lifeless body in his bed this morning. Mary Karooro Okurut, the Minister of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister couldn’t speak much only saying “It’s sad. We are still in great shock over his passing.” MuhangiKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Businessman and rally ace Charles Muhangi is dead. Vincent Sekaate, the CID Spokesperson Kampala has confirmed Muhangi’s death.However, details about the death are still scanty. Muhangi has been embroiled in a wrangle with businessman, Drake Lubega over the ownership of Qualicel Bus Terminal in Kampala.Last month, President Museveni met the two businessmen and agreed to settle their dispute.Muhangi, a former African Rally Champion, was the also the owner of Horizon Coaches.Muhangi and co driver Byaruhanga were the first Black Africans to win the African Rally Championship back in 1999.He was best known in motor sport circles for his bravado, and drove a Subaru Impreza he dubbed Ekitaguriro as he took on the established stars of the nineties and early 2000s.Police seal off Muhangi homeScene of Crime Officers early Thursday sealed off the home of  Muhangi to collect information relating to his death.The team is led by the Kabalagala Division Police Commander, Edrisa Kyeyune. Shortly after arriving at the home in Lower Mawanga in Buziga in Makindye Division, the officers sealed it off before entering the house to draw a sketch of the crime scene.The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoywsigyire, says once the Scene of Crime Officers are done, Muhangi’s body will be transferred to Mulago National Referral Hospital for postmortem. Details to followShare on: WhatsAppcenter_img Willy Robert, the Lower Mawanga Village Chairperson, describes Muhangi’s death as sad.*****URNlast_img read more

Broward’s Jazz Jennings ”Proud” of Her Gender Confirmation Surgery Scars

first_img“These are my scars on full display in #2019,” she captioned the bathing suit pic. “I’m proud of my scars and love my body just the way it is. I call them my battle wounds because they signify the strength and perseverance it took to finally complete my transition.” In a separate Instagram post, Jazz wrote that she endured a “major” post-surgery complication 2018.At the time, Jazz was forced to undergo a second procedure to correct the issue. Jazz first opened up about the complication during an interview with Nightline in October 2018, four months after her surgery. ‘There was just an unfortunate event and setback where things did come apart, and there was a complication,’ she said. ‘I had to come back in for another procedure, but it was just all part of the journey. The good thing though is that it was only cosmetic and external so it wasn’t too dramatic.’The unforeseen issue was caused by the hormone blockers that Jazz believes are responsible for saving her life. ‘Being on the blockers is something that I don’t regret at all. But the only, you know, downside to it was that I didn’t have enough growth down below. So there wasn’t enough tissue to work with when it came to the surgery’ she told the Daily Mail.‘And it was very challenging to find a doctor, a surgeon who was willing to perform the operation on me just because I’m such a difficult case.’As a result, the family had to seek out an innovative new treatment in the field of genital reconstruction.‘They’re using the tissue I have, the peritoneum, and also, they may take a skin graft as well. I say it’s going to be like a patchwork vagina, Franken-vagina,’ she explained at the time. Jennings, who was accepted into Harvard, has postponed her education and deferred her Harvard admission to deal with her health. She was also valedictorian of the Broward Virtual School.As she described, “It was a tough journey, but experiences like that one only make us stronger in the end. Though it can be hard at times, a positive mindset and the support of those around you can help you conquer any challenge. Thank you to all my fans who have supported me throughout the years!” Social media sensation, 19-year-old Jazz Jennings is showing off her scars as a tribute to her gender transformation struggle.The “I Am Jazz” star took to Instagram on Tuesday with an empowering message to go along with the first public photos of her surgery scars. last_img read more

Sunday is the First Global Palindrome Date in Over 900 Years

first_imgSunday marks the first global palindrome date in 909 years.It is also the only palindrome date in all date formats that we will see in this century.Today is February 2, 2020, or 02/02/2020, which means the date as digits reads the same both front and backwards, regardless of the format in which a country writes the date.Both the MM/DD/YYYY format and the DD/MM/YYYY format read 02/02/2020 on this day, or simply 02022020.The last time a palindrome date in all formats occurred was 909 years ago, on 11/11/1111. It will happen again in 101 years, on 12/12/2121.last_img read more

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington Welcomes Jeff Engle as…

first_imgFacebook8Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest WashingtonBig Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington today announced the selection of Jeff Engle as the new CEO.Jeff Engle is the new CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington. Photo courtesy: Big Brothers Big Sisters“We’re very excited to have Jeff on board,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters Board President Mark Boyer. “It was a tough selection process. We had a lot of highly qualified applicants, but ultimately felt that Jeff’s professional experience and personal investment in the community made him the best candidate.”Engle has an extensive background in management and business development. He is also very familiar with the mission and values of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington as he has served as a Big Brother since 2012.“I am fortunate to have the opportunity to serve with a very talented and passionate group of individuals that live the mission every day,” says Engle. “I have experienced firsthand the positive affect mentoring has on at-risk youth and the vital role that Big Brothers Big Sisters plays in the community. I look forward to continuing the great work of the organization, expanding services within our five-county service area, recruiting more community members to volunteer as mentors, and ensuring the agency is fiscally sound.”Engle and his wife Cheryl Selby reside in Olympia. They are active in the community supporting numerous local organizations. In addition, Jeff enjoys tennis, hiking, golf, travel and being a grandfather in his spare time.Engle has begun the transition process and will assume full responsibility on September 1.About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest WashingtonOur mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.We serve children and youth ages 5-18 years old in the region of Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Pacific, and Grays Harbor counties. We are one of the only evidence-based, volunteer supported organizations that does not charge a fee to the children or families that we serve.To learn more, please visit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington website and like us on Facebook.last_img read more

Mourinho takes credit for McTominay in attack on critics of his attitude to youth

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has hit back at criticism surrounding his development of youth players by taking credit for the progression of Scott McTominay and Raphael Varane.The Tottemham boss has regularly been criticised for opting to spend big money rather than develop some of the younger players at the clubs he’s been at.4 Mourinho worked with McTominay during his time in charge at Old TraffordCredit: AFP or licensors4 Real Madrid ace Raphael Varane was another Mourinho coached as a youngsterCredit: Getty Images – GettyMourinho responded to the criticism in sarcastic fashion: “Yes, it’s very important.”Scott McTominay only the best player at Manchester United.”Raphael Varane is one of the best players in the world. It’s fair criticism, yeah.’During his Real Madrid stint, Mourinho signed Varane when he was 18 and the French defender has gone on to become one of the best centre-backs in the world.McTominay, 23, was given his United debut by Mourinho and is now a key figure in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.SunSport exclusively revealed this week that the Red Devils are ready to double his salary with a new contract.4At the time of McTominay’s debut, Mourinho said: “I always say that for me there are not young players or old players.”It is just about the quality of the personality and this kid has everything that I want.”So I think that it is good for the younger boys in the academy to look at him as an example of player.”McTominay has said of their relationship: “I feel Mourinho saw something in me at a time some people did and some people didn’t, and I’m grateful.”Mourinho has given opportunities to the likes of Casemiro, Alvaro Morata, and Mario Balotelli during his managerial career and he is keen to give the youngsters at Spurs a go as he looks to remove the reputation he’s got of not giving youth a fair chance.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsTottenham beat Burnley 5-0 last weekend and Mourinho gave a Premier League debut to 17-year-old Troy Parrott and also brought on Oliver Skipp and Ryan Sessengnon who are both 19.Since taking over from Mauricio Pochettino last month, Mourinho has won four of his five games in charge.Spurs travel to Bayern Munich tonight in the Champions League but have already secured qualification into the last-16.4 Mourinho gave Troy Parrott his Premier League debut against BurnleyCredit: AFPJosé Mourinho compares Son wonder-goal vs Burnley to legendary Ronaldo Nazário strike for Barcelonalast_img read more

D’Angelo Russell drops career-best 44 as Nets rally past Kings

first_imgLATEST STORIES “I give a lot of credit to our bigs,” Russell said. “They set screens and got me open, got me downhill. Once you get downhill, any player that can get downhill and see the floor like that and see the rim wide open, the sky’s the limit.”Russell’s 27 points are the most in a fourth quarter in the NBA this season. Russell also had four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, breaking Allen Crabbe’s single-season record of 201, set last season. Russell has 202.“Once you get in that groove it’s hard to get you out of it,” Russell said. “No matter what defense a team throws at you, you’re going to find a way to get it done. That’s kind of what it was.”Hollis-Jefferson had 14 points off the bench, and none more important than his game-winning layup after Sacramento’s Marvin Bagley III stepped out of bounds with 5.5 seconds left.Hollis-Jefferson took the inbound pass from Joe Harris and looked for Russell, who was being double-teamed. With the clock winding down, Hollis-Jefferson drove from near the 3-point arc and went around a Kings defender near the hoop to score.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Jarrett Allen added 13 points and seven rebounds for Brooklyn. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 10 points.It was a much-needed boost for Brooklyn, which had lost the first three games of a seven-game trip. The Nets were also struggling to hold onto seventh place in the East before Russell led the comeback.De’Aaron Fox scored 27 points for Sacramento. Bagley had 29 points on 12-of-15 shooting for the Kings (35-35). Nemanja Bjelica added 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Harrison Barnes scored 17.Two days after beating woeful Chicago 129-102, Sacramento was well on its way to a lopsided win over a contending team in the East before things slipped away.“We relaxed and were very casual,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. “Didn’t run back on defense, turned the ball over a ton and took a lot of jump shots because we thought it was going to be easy.”The Kings led by 28 points and shot 51.6 percent from the floor.TIP-INSNets: Jarrett Allen picked up a technical foul in the first quarter. . Allan Crabbe missed his third consecutive game with a sore right knee.Kings: Buddy Hield went 0 of 8 beyond the arc and remains nine 3s shy of the franchise single-season record of 240, set by current Sacramento assistant general manager Peja Stojakovic in 2003-04.WASTED TIMEOUT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief UAAP volleyball: Lady Warriors end 4-game skid, match last season’s wins MOST READ Atkinson was so frustrated with the Nets that he called a timeout 20 seconds into the second quarter, moments after Bogdan Bogdanovic made a 3-pointer that put the Kings ahead 41-25. Atkinson was quite animated during the break as he spoke to his players before getting up and walking away. It worked briefly, until the Kings scored 20 straight to open the third quarter.“The coaching was terrible,” Atkinson said. “The zone was terrible. I used up my timeouts. They never responded. We put a group of players out there that have a great bond and a great spirit and were working their tails off behind closed doors. It was 100 percent on them. That’s player ownership.”UP NEXTNets: Play the Lakers in Los Angeles on Friday.Kings: Host Dallas on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Russell scored 27 of his career-high 44 points in the fourth quarter, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson made a layup with eight-tenths of a second remaining, and the Nets rallied from 28 points down in the second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 123-121 Tuesday night and snap a four-game losing streak.“We were at our wit’s end, it was kind of desperation,” Atkinson said. “It was a little bit like, ‘Let’s conserve our main guys and kind of play it out.’ I wasn’t expecting an amazing comeback, I just have to be honest. And then slowly but surely we started cutting the lead.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBrooklyn was sluggish and out of sync for three quarters before Russell sparked the Nets’ biggest comeback of the season.After scoring 17 points in the first half and going without a point in the third quarter, Russell shot 10 of 15 in the fourth quarter, repeatedly burning Sacramento’s defense with quick drives to the basket. He scored 16 straight points during one stretch while getting plenty of help from his teammates. Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell celebrates as he walks off the court after the Nets defeated the Sacramento Kings 123-121 in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, California — Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson tried just about everything to kick the Nets into gear. There were quick timeouts, angry, animated discussions with his players and even switching from man to zone defense.When nothing else worked, D’Angelo Russell and a handful of Brooklyn reserves took over and carried the Nets to an improbable win on their longest road trip of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Prosecutors Brainstorm State of Emergency Strategy

first_imgAuthorities of the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) yesterday began a weeklong capacity building exercise involving state lawyers (prosecutors) throughout the country.  The aim is to adopt new strategies that would help to reduce penalties applied to certain crimes committed under the state of emergency.The training is supported by the United States of America (USA).  The government proclaimed a state of emergency beginning August 6, 2014, under Article 86 of the 1986 Liberian Constitution, under which certain constitutional rights and freedoms of the people are suspended.The measure, according to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was to help in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).The training is being held at the Montserrado County Administrative Building in Bentol City, under the theme: “Effective Prosecution under the State of Emergency.”For example, a person found guilty of petty larceny misdemeanor (crime), which is usually punishable by 30 days or up to a year in jail, will, under the new arrangement, be immediately released after filing a bond.Other offences, including murder, armed robbery and rape will not be exempt under the effective state of emergency strategy.Speaking yesterday during the opening session, Solicitor General, Cllr. Betty Lamin Blamo recollected that prosecutors won more cases at the Supreme Court level, during the August Term of Court, which was overshadowed by the Ebola virus and the imposition of the state of emergency.“We lost only one case at the Supreme Court level at that court term. We did well,” she declared.Cllr. Blamo did not mention the one case that was lost at the High Court.She said reducing overcrowding at prison facilities throughout the country was one of the major issues that will be discussed during the forum.“We will be discussing means of stopping people from going to jail during this state of emergency,” adding “This does not mean that we will not be sending people to jail. We will be sending to jail those accused or convicted of murder, rape and armed robbery.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Debbah Defers Training over Lack of ‘Cream of Players’

first_imgTactical workout ahead of the 2017 AFCON and the 2016 CHAN qualifiers which should have begun on Monday, April 21, was suspended over the lack of super players.The “pick and choose” of these cream of local players are giving Coach James Salinsa Debbah severe headache, particularly in the absence of the domestic cream of players.It seems that the two weeks’ tour on some 1st and 2nd practice grounds which led to the selection of 10 players from BYC FC were not enough to seal the final 24 local players to kick off the training.Reports say that the crucial call-up of players is finally hinged on an eight-day football league, known as Coca-Cola Top 8 Tournament.The tourney which begins on Friday, May 1 to Friday, May 8, at the Blue Field, with eight top teams, includes onetime arch rivals, IE and Barrolle.The other six participating teams include BYC, FC Fassell, Nimba United, NPA Anchors, Watanga FC and Aries FC.It might be laughable in the absence of a domestic league for a coach to pick players from a “Special Tournament” but the exclusion of some other top teams from the tourney is laughable.The clubs’ omission might have been either “deliberate for a payback of sour relationship” or “calculated attempt to deny other players of wearing the national team jersey to have their first run.”However, LFA Secretary General B. Alphonso Armah in defense of leaving out of one of the top teams, LISCR FC, said the selection was done by the LFA’s Competition Committee.The Competition Committee’s Chairman, Ansu Dorley, who is the chairman of the First Instant Board, responsible for the certification and de-registration of clubs also added the selection was done based on merit.Interestingly, LISCR FC is comparatively one of the two best teams in the first division, with a double championship, knockout and super cup titles and other titles.LISCR FC is also the 2nd most organized team to BYC while FC Fassell is still struggling to be third despite their big spending.  The third most organized team is inarguably Nimba United.Nevertheless, besides the stoppage of the domestic league, another problem that would delay the “pick and choose” of players would also be absence of a Deputy Coach – who could technically prop the head coach in recruitment.Meanwhile, with 46 days to go to the Togo mission, there are lots of hesitations that the Debbah’s boys would spin the wheel of the qualifiers in the country’s favor.Even though, Coach Debbah has mentioned 40 overseas-based players to blend with the topnotch locals, truthfully with the crash in our economy owing to the hit of the Ebola Virus the actualization of more than five players to play in the 2017 AFCON qualifiers would be a miracle.Many football connoisseurs have considerable doubtful that the employment of inexperience Coach Debbah; the delay in the selection of players, lack of deputy coach and the unpleasant relationship with the LFA and the Liberian government coupled with the ‘No Money Syndrome” would question if Liberia can qualify since we last appeared in 1996 and 2001.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Education Ministry rules burning incident as accidental

first_imgDavid Rose Special SchoolFollowing an investigation after a teacher of the David Rose Special School was accused of injuring a student of the institution, the Education Ministry has ruled that the incident was an accident.Guyana Times published an article on Wednesday in which the mother of an eight-year-old child attending the institution accused the teachers of abusing her child.The woman alleged that about two weeks ago, her son came home with a burn on his hand. Upon questioning him, she was told that he was burnt by the teachers. As such, she lodged several complaints at the Welfare Department.After the article was published, the Education Ministry, in a statement, said it wasThe child’s burnt handaware of the incident and the matter was investigated.According to the Ministry along with an investigation, a meeting was conducted through engagements with the Special Education Needs Officers, teachers of the David Rose Special School, the parents of the child, welfare officers and representatives of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU).The Ministry stated that the incident involved a glue gun and was not a deliberate act but rather an accident.“The incident with the glue gun was an accident and not as a result of any deliberate wrongdoing of the teacher. The teachers were cautioned about being even more careful when using these kinds of equipment around pupils.”Meanwhile, a number of conclusions emerged from the discussions, which indicated that an arrangement was agreed upon to have the parents and the teachers meet once per week, so as to become acquainted with the intervention strategies to foster a better teacher-parent relationship. Also, the teachers will have an opportunity to become aware of the parents’ strategies for dealing with the child.Additionally, staff development sessions are scheduled to be held with teachers of the school on building teacher-parent relationships. At the meeting, the child’s parent and teachers were also made aware of their roles and responsibilities in this process.“The Ministry will never condone any behaviour that puts the nation’s children in harm’s way and will ensure that the school is a very safe space for our future leaders,” the statement on Wednesday further noted.The mother of the child told this publication that her son went home on three occasions and demonstrated to her what two teachers would normally do to him. He claimed that he was hit to the head and mouth with a stick.Only recently, the woman alleged that another teacher attached to the institution saw her and told her of all the instances her child was abused by the other teachers. She also mentioned that the teacher told her that the complaints made by her autistic child were true.When Guyana Times had contacted the headteacher, Dionne McKenzie, for a comment, she refused to speak and subsequently hung up the telephone.last_img read more

Several injured after Chetwynd collision

first_imgSeveral people suffered only minor injuries despite a major crash near Chetwynd.Chetwynd RCMP say the Monday morning collision occurred when a small two-door sedan went through a stop sign at the intersection of Highway 97 and 29 South around 9 a.m. The car then hit a full size pickup truck that was towing a travel trailer.They say everyone in the vehicles, including several children, were taken to hospital with minor injuries, but both vehicles were completely destroyed.- Advertisement -Police are reminding drivers to be cautious when travelling during the summer camping season when traffic may be heavier than normal.last_img read more

Rotary to host march for international peace

first_imgThe day is meant to be an opportunity to make peace in our own personal relationships, as well as to reflect on and take action to end the larger conflicts of our time. Participants are encouraged to gather at the Northern Alberta Railways Park at 11:15 a.m., where acting mayor Bud Powell will read a proclamation on behalf of the City of Dawson Creek. The march will then proceed to Peace Park, where students and teachers from Notre Dame School will perform the “Song of Peace.” A “Peace Prayer” will then be read, followed by the raising of the United Nations flag.Rotarian Fred Feddema said the local clubs have recognized the International Day of Peace with an event for the last 10 years or so.“One of Rotary’s ideals is to foster fellowship and good will throughout the world, and so peace is one of the avenues we try to promote,” he said. “We try to encourage peace amongst ourselves and our neighbours, and certainly other countries.”- Advertisement -Peace Park was built by the Dawson Creek Beautification Committee as a tribute to international peace.The International Day of Peace, or “Peace Day,” was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly, and the first Peace Day was celebrated in September, 1982. In 2002, the General Assembly officially declared September 21 as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace.Peace Day is celebrated by millions worldwide with events ranging in scale from private gatherings to public concerts and forums. The public is encouraged to participate by doing something as simple as lighting a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation, or by getting involved in larger events.Advertisementlast_img read more

RCMP to reduce search efforts for B.C. homicide suspects

first_imgThe RCMP are calling a presser in Winnipeg at 1 p.m. CT to give an update on the manhunt for the B.C. homicide suspects. #cbcmb— Austin Grabish (@AustinGrabish) July 31, 2019Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod have been charged in connection with the death of Leonard Dyck near Dease Lake and are suspected of also killing Lucas Folwer and Chynna Deese.  The RCMP have not released details about when the pair will be officially charged in the deaths near the Liard Hot Springs of Folwer and Deese. GILLAM, M.B. – RCMP in Manitoba will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. central time to outline the reduced search for two homicide suspects from B.C.According to reporters in Gillam, the RCMP will outline the reduction of search efforts in Northern Manitoba.  Other reports suggest military aircraft have already left the area and the RCMP are now back to using RCMP aircraft.Police on the ground in Gillam have just confirmed that Canadian Armed Forces have pulled out of the search for Kam Mcleod and Bryer Schmegelsky. They’re now relying on their own plane and private choppers to do more ‘strategic’ flyovers in the [email protected]— Alexis Daish (@LexiDaish) July 31, 2019- Advertisement -The search near Gillam has been underway since July 22, 2019, and to date has not produced any sightings of Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod.The RCMP say they have checked over 500 homes in the Gillam and Fox Lake Cree Nation.  Investigators have now received over 260 tips in the past seven days. None have established that the suspects are outside of the Gillam area.Advertisementlast_img read more

Politicians keep us addicted to foreign oil

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsFor the past 26 years, Congress has prohibited exploration and development of extensive areas of the federal outer continental shelf by not funding the needed studies to conduct leasing auctions. Additionally, Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton issued executive orders for a blanket moratorium from 1990 through 2012, although George W. Bush canceled part of the edict in 2005. But congressional action was still required. Currently, the United States uses about 21million barrels of oil each day, or about 7.6billion barrels per year. About 5 billion barrels are imported and 2.6 billion barrels come from domestic sources, of which about one third is from offshore. Imports consist of about 40 percent from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Iraq) and 60 percent from non-OPEC nations (Canada, Mexico and Russia providing the most). Most imported natural gas also comes from Canada. In 1980, yearly domestic production was 3.15billion barrels, decreasing to 2.6 billion barrels in 2006, about 75 percent of peak output of 3.52 billion barrels in 1970. This was the result of diminishing output from existing land and offshore fields, and the prohibition against developing 95 percent of known and highly probable new resources on federal land and federal and state offshore tracts. Domestic reserves In 1980, proven U.S. reserves totaled 30billion barrels, diminishing to 22 billion barrels by 2005, primarily because of the extensive prohibitions against new development. Not counting the potential recovery of tens of billions of barrels of oil from recently explored Colorado oil sands and Utah oil shale, or the deep Gulf of Mexico oil discovery, the Mineral Management Service conservatively estimated in 2003 that there exists 406 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 76billion barrels of oil recoverable in the prohibited regions of the lower 48 states and Alaska. Several energy acts were adopted during those 25 years, encouraging efficiency and conservation, increasing research and development of alternative fuels and renewable energy, all supposed to decrease dependence on foreign sources, but omitting the most immediate and effective measure by continuing to prohibit opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and offshore prohibited regions. This was due to the undue influence of small but vocal groups of environmental extremists. Also, in 1996, Clinton vetoed legislation approved by the Republican-controlled Congress to open ANWR to drilling. Decreasing oil production ignored Between 2001 and 2006, U.S. annual oil use increased from 7.2 billion barrels to 7.6 billion barrels while domestic production decreased from 2.9billion barrels to 2.6 billion barrels and imports increased from 4.3 billion barrels to 5billion barrels. Experts predicted that if prohibited fields were opened to normal drilling and recovery, domestic production could be increased from 7.1 million barrels per day to 9 million to 10 million barrels per day, thereby significantly reducing dependence on foreign oil, especially that from unreliable sources. So, for more than 25 years, in clear view of decreasing domestic production and increasing dependence on imports from foreign nations, some unfriendly or politically unstable, the politicians played games with oil, loudly proclaiming we should reduce dependence on foreign oil while doing almost nothing but increasing dependence on foreign oil. Stan Katten is a former RAND Corp. analyst and a San Pedro resident.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! First of two parts. Federal and state politicians are responsible for the approaching energy crisis and have placed this nation in a very precarious position. While speculators drive up the prices of oil and natural gas whenever they can dream up a possible reduction in “import supply,” the real problem is one of “domestic access.” The resulting unnecessary dependence on unreliable foreign oil sources threatens our infrastructure because oil and natural gas underlie the economic and social fabric of this country. Offshore resources off limits “Today natural gas and oil drilling is prohibited in all offshore regions along the North Atlantic coast, most of the Pacific coast, parts of the Alaska coast and most of the eastern Gulf of Mexico,” the Energy Information Administration stated in 2005. “The central and western portions of the Gulf of Mexico account for almost all current domestic offshore natural gas and oil production.” last_img read more

VIDEO: JOHN HARKIN WINS BALLYLIFFIN COASTAL CHALLENGE CROWN

first_imgCARDONDAGH athlete John Harkin has won the second Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge on Easter Saturday.Linked here is a video of John crossing the line when he set a new record for the tough 10 mile run along one of Inishowen’s most beautiful beaches. VIDEO: JOHN HARKIN WINS BALLYLIFFIN COASTAL CHALLENGE CROWN was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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:BallyliffendonegaldailyJohn Harkinlast_img read more

Belgium v Tunisia: World Cup 2018 preview, predicted line-ups, key player plus more

first_imgtalkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. De Bruyne is capable of producing moments of magic The Otkritie Arena will host Belgium v Tunisia 3 Key players:Belgium: Belgium’s current ‘golden generation’ is full of world class players, but the pick of the bunch is Kevin De Bruyne. The Manchester City midfielder enjoyed the best season of his career under Pep Guardiola, and if he can continue this form into this summer’s tournament, Belgium will take some stopping. The 2018 World Cup is in full swing now, with many over half of the group stage matches played – all of which have been live on talkSPORT.Today, Sunday, there are another three games, the first of which sees Belgium take on Tunisia from Moscow. 3 3 Tunisia: Wahbi Khazri plays his club football for Rennes in France, on loan from recently relegated Championship side Sunderland. A technically gifted playmaker, much of Tunisia’s attacking play will go through the 27-year-old.Predicted line-ups:Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen; Meunier, De Bruyne, Witsel, Carrasco; Mertens, Lukaku, E. HazardTunisia: Ben Mustapha, Meriah, Syam Ben Youssef, Bronn, Haddadi, Skhiri, Badri, Sassi, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Khazri, SlitiWhere can I stream Belgium v Tunisia?Belgium v Tunisia is live to stream on talkSPORT.com, or you can listen on 1089 or 1053 AM, DAB radio or through the talkSPORT mobile app.last_img read more

Family files lawsuit over RU-486 pill

first_imgSANTA ANA – The family of an Orange County woman who died last year after taking the so-called abortion pill has sued the drug’s U.S. marketer, alleging the company did not sufficiently warn women of potential risks. Hoa Thuy Tran, 21, a student from Fountain Valley, died in 2003 after taking RU-486 and a follow-up drug to end a pregnancy. She is one of four U.S. women – all from California – who are reported to have died of infection after taking the pill. RU-486, approved by federal regulators in 2000, is manufactured by New York-based Danco Laboratories and sold under the brand name Mifeprex. A company spokeswoman did not return a phone call Friday. The case was filed last week in Orange County Superior Court. In addition to Danco, Tran’s family sued Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino counties and the Population Council, a nonprofit research organization that conducted clinical trials on RU-486. Kimberlee Ward, vice president of public affairs at Planned Parenthood, told the paper that her organization cannot comment on the suit. She added, “We are very sorry and express our sympathy to the family for any death that has occurred.” The Population Council has yet to be served with the suit and declined to comment on pending litigation. The FDA approved Mifeprex to terminate pregnancy up to 49 days after the beginning of the last menstrual cycle. The drug blocks progesterone, a hormone required to sustain a pregnancy. When followed by the second drug, misoprostol, Mifeprex terminates the pregnancy. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “She was not given any warnings of any risk of death, of any risk of infection,” attorney Mark G. Crawford, who is representing Tran’s husband, Charlie Nguyen, and her 5-year-old daughter, Destiny Nguyen, told a Los Angeles newspaper. “There had been two prior deaths by then. There was a risk out there,” Crawford said. The suit said Tran took Mifeprex on Dec. 23, 2003, at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Costa Mesa and was sent home with instructions to take the follow-up drug, misoprostol, a day or two later. She then traveled with friends to Las Vegas, where she collapsed. She died Dec. 29. The four California cases involving the pill are under investigation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as state and local health agencies. last_img read more

High School Scoreboard 10/19

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BOYS WATER POLO DEL RIO LEAGUE Whittier 18, La Serna 8 Whittier 4 4 4 6 18 La Serna 2 3 2 1 9 Whittier scoring: Cody Calleros 6, Cory Baccus 4, Caleb Manning 3, John Schmidtbauer 2, Marcelo Guzman 2, Miguel Villalobos 1. La Serna scoring: Josh Cotton 3, Marshall Guiboa 3, John Mooney 1, Brant Anderson 1. Shots: Whittier 28, La Serna 23. Goalie saves: Cameron Boulter (W) 5, Matt Villanueva (LS) 5. Records (overall, league): Whittier 17-2, 3-0; La Serna 7-17, 2-1. California 14, Santa Fe 4 California 3 7 4 0 14 Santa Fe 0 1 1 2 4 California scoring: Justin Balke 4, Michael Salas 4, Eric Bihr 2, James Garland, Steven Garcia, Connor Uroff, Dylan Logas. Santa Fe scoring: Mark Colon 3, Michael Alvarado. Shots: California 21, Santa Fe 17. Goalie saves: Manny Romero (C) 4; Marcel Bonee (C) 7; Robert Maddex (SF) 6. Records (overall, league): California 11-7, 2-1; Santa Fe 0-3 in league. El Rancho 19, Pioneer 9 El Rancho 5 5 3 6 19 Pioneer 3 1 5 0 x El Rancho scoring: AJ Abrego 6, Edgar Rodriguez 6, (Rest of El Rancho’s scoring unavailable). Pioneer scoring: Josh Del Toro 2, Peter Quintero, Luis Hernandez, Edgar Sanchez 5. Shots: El Rancho 6; Pioneer 6. Goalie saves: Ethan Taylor (P) 10. Record: Pioneer 6-6. SAN ANTONIO LEAGUE Rowland 16, Nogales 6 Rowland 5 5 5 1 16 Nogales 1 0 1 4 6 Rowland scoring: Michael Edwards 6, Anthony Miller 3, Steven Gonzales 2, Louis Takagi 2, Jonathan Hale, Daniel Tsen, Simon Bernal. Nogales scoring: Manuel Najera 3, Alfredo Villapendo, Juan Villapendo, Jeremy Arellanez. Shots: Rowland 16; Nogales 8. Goalie saves: Steve Wosman (R) 8; Magic Olmos (N) 9. Records (overall, league): Rowland 17-6, 4-0; Nogales 8-11, 1-3. GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY GOLDEN WEST LEAGUE Chaminade 3, Bonita 2 @SOC.BOX1:Bonita 0 2–2 @SOC.BOX2:Chaminade 2 1–3 Bonita scoring: Kristen Kennedy (unassisted), Shawna Hardy (unassisted). Chaminade scoring: Shannon Bondy 3 (unassisted). Shots: Bonita 12; Chaminade 9. Goalie saves: Kristine Leonard (B) 6; Kristi Sritschner (C) 5. Records (overall, league): Bonita 11-4-2, 3-3; Chaminade 8-4, 5-1. GIRLS SOCCER SUNSET LEAGUE Glendora 6, Louisville 0 @SOC.BOX1:Glendora 4 2–6 @SOC.BOX2:Louisville 0 0–0 Glendora scoring: Davina Carrillo 3 (unassisted, Annie Brown, Bridgette Horwath), Katie Ruth (Dina Devine), Kendall Hentch (Carrillo), Kylie Landeros (Ruth). Shots: Glendora 26. Goalie saves: Christine Lloyd (G) 2. Record (overall, league): Glendora 9-1-2, 5-0-1. GIRLS TENNIS MONTVIEW LEAGUE Sierra Vista 16, La Puente 2 At Sierra Vista HS Singles: Sierra Vista — Vanessa Acosta 3-0, Denise Garcia 2-1, Yesenia Guzman 3-0. La Puente –Melanie Gonzalez 0-3, Jessica Ly 0-3, Hellen Leao 1-2. Doubles: Sierra Vista — Christine Do-Rocio Garcia 2-1, Strinna Trin-Suzanna Lieu 3-0, Amy Lay-Tracy Trin 3-0. La Puente — Margarita Ramos-Shirley Wong 1-2, Vanessa Lopez-Adrianna Mancilla 0-3, Natalie Velasques-Heidi Ignacio 0-3. Records: Sierra Vista 10-1, 5-1; La Puente 1-5 in league. VALLE VISTA LEAGUE Covina 11, Baldwin Park 4 (Rain) At Covina HS Singles: Covina — Jacqueline Nguyen 1-1, Meg Tiangco 0-2, Benya Pokpongkiat 2-0. Baldwin Park –Chinh Tran 2-0, Amy Lai 1-1, Stephanie Huynh 0-2. Doubles: Covina –Melissa Salas-Wendy Ojeda 3-0, Grace Liao-Kimee Sarcos 3-0, Rebecca Prelle-Jazmyn Lopez 2-0, Prelle-Marr Tiangco 0-1. Baldwin Park –Suzie Nguyen- Mai Fon 0-3, Alicia Raygoza-Martha Herrera 0-3, Blanca Cazares-Ricio Cazares 1-2. Records (overall, league): Covina 15-0, 7-0; Baldwin Park 10-7, 5-2. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL DEL REY LEAGUE At St. Paul HS St. Paul def. Cantwell Sacred Heart 25-14, 25-13, 25-10. Records (overall, league): Cantwell 2-10, 0-4; St. Paul 6-7, 2-2. Notes: Kristin Mendoza (SP) 12 kills, 7 blocks; Lisset Magdaleno (SP) 12 kills. At Bishop Amat HS Bishop Amat def. St Monica’s 25-20, 20-25, 22-25, 26-24, 15-12. Records (overall, league): St. Monica’s 3-1 in league; Bishop Amat 12-4, 4-0. Notes: Alyssa Ramirez (BA) 10 kills, 5 aces; Vanessa Alvarez (BA) 28 kills; Juanise Cornell (BA) 19 kills. AUHC7:DEL RIO LEAGUE At Sierra Educational Center El Rancho def. California, 25-16, 25-18, 25-12. Records (overall, league): El Rancho 14-4, 5-0; California 8-5, 3-2. Notes: Sherise Musquiz (ER) 12 kills, Megan Barr (ER) 11 kills, Marissa Rangel (C) 8 kills. At Whittier HS Santa Fe def. 25-17, 25-15, 25-15. Records (overall, league): Santa Fe 11-4, 4-1; Whittier 1-4 in league. Notes: Ivana Mendez (SF) 14 kills. At La Serna HS La Serna def. Pioneer 23-25, 25-13, 25-13, 25-19. Records (overall, league): Pioneer 0-5 in league; La Serna 5-9, 2-3. Notes: Nicole Holmes (LS) 12 kills, Chelsey Cook 10, Cerda (P) 10; Cynthia Mendoza (LS) 6 aces, Vega (P) 5, Rios (P) 5. OLYMPIC LEAGUE At Brentwood HS Brentwood def. Whittier Christian 25-19, 25-20, 25-21. Records (overall, league): Whittier Christian 5-5, 2-2. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Weeklast_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgTUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host its weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. WEDNESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a games social, 7 p.m. in Lancaster. Bring a snack to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 or (661) 946-5222. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Sudden-death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Belly dancing classes, 7-9 p.m. at the Alpine Grange, 8650 E. Ave. T-8, Littlerock. Lessons: $2. Call (661) 944-1747. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail [email protected] Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org THURSDAY High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club meets, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Experimental Test Pilots Association boardroom, 44814 Elm Ave., Lancaster. Call Bob Drury at (661) 400-4479. Cedar Open Reading meets weekly, 7-9 p.m. at Cedar Hall, 44851 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, except on the second Thursday of the month when the meeting is in the gallery, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4314. The Overcomers, an emotional and educational support group for mental health consumers, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call Bill Slocum or Mary Rogers at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Aces & Deuces Square Dance Club will meet, 7-8:15 p.m. for beginners and 8:15-9:30 p.m. for plus at Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, for ages 10 and up. Cost: $3. Call (661) 256-7650. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Facilitated Anger Management Group for teens will meet, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults will meet, 6:30-8 p.m., at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Al-Anon will host a discussion, 1 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale; a step study at 7 p.m. at 1827 E. Ave. Q-10, Palmdale; and a meeting on Steps, Traditions, Concepts at 7:30 p.m. at 44815 Fig Ave., Suite 101, Lancaster. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. Information and location: (661) 723-9967. Desert Aire Women’s Golf Association will meet at Desert Aire Golf Course at Avenue P and 40th Street East in Palmdale. Call (661) 269-5982. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. High Desert Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Catherine Tedeski at (661) 273-7296. Country line dance lessons for seniors, 1-2 p.m. for beginners and 2:15 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Donation requested. Call (661) 267-5551. Soroptimist International of Antelope Valley will meet, noon at the Holiday Inn of Palmdale-Lancaster, 38630 5th St. W., Palmdale. Business and professional women are invited. Call (661) 946-1609. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 569 will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Grecian Isles Mobile Home Park, 4444 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-7672 or (661) 285-5003. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m. Step Workbook reading and writing. Call (661) 947-7935. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Support group for women in abusive or battering situations will meet, 1-3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Spanish-language group also will meet, 10 a.m.-noon. Call (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. FRIDAY Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. Celebrate Recovery will meet, 7 p.m. at the Harvest Office and Ministry Center, 43209 10th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-2803. Emotional Freedom Technique Group offers weekly demonstrations and practices, 6:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends). Self-help tapping technique used to reduce or eliminate stress, cravings, pains, fears, phobias. Call (661) 945-4045. Speakers in the Wind Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Jack Knight at (661) 946-7166. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Carmen Andersen at (661) 273-8122. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets, 9:15 a.m.-noon the first and third Fridays of each month at Church of Christ, 1655 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Includes a hot breakfast buffet, discussion groups, featured speaker, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a mixer and karaoke night, 7:30 p.m. in Lancaster. Food and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided for a nominal charge. Reservations must be made by noon Friday. Call (661) 267-2586. Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Healing Heart support group will meet, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army store, 45001 Beech Ave. in Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5830. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will meet, 12:30 p.m. at Don Cucos Mexican Restaurant, 1106 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586 for reservations by Friday. Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $7. Club membership: $20. Call (661) 718-8997. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 1/2 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Snyders Dance Groove will give ballroom, Latin, country and swing dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. For ages 40 and up. Cost: $3 per person. Call (661) 609-6510. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12 Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, meets, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with panic attacks, anxiety or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster, third floor. Call (661) 943-3956. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo at 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at the Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J in Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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

Half-time: Chelsea 0 Tottenham 2

first_imgGoals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min put Tottenham in command in the derby at Stamford Bridge, where they must win in order to keep their slim title hopes alive.With the home fans desperate for their team to ensure their London rivals do not win the Premier League, Chelsea’s players responded with a high-tempo start.But they were undone 10 minutes before half-time when a neat Spurs move culminated in Erik Lamela cleverly threading the ball through to Kane, who rounded keeper Asmir Begovic before applying the finish.And after Branislav Ivanovic gave the ball away a minute before the interval, Christian Eriksen played in Son, who coolly steered the ball past Begovic.Chelsea had gone close to taking an early lead when Gary Cahill headed wide from Cesc Fabregas’ left-wing corner.Fabregas then had a chance but side-footed wide from the edge of the penalty area after being teed up by Diego Costa, who later had a powerful shot tipped over by keeper Hugo Lloris.At the other end, Danny Rose shot wide from 25 yards, Son sent a left-footed effort well wide, and Kane fired over with a long-range free-kick before eventually breaking the deadlock.There was controversy soon after Son’s goal. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino broke up a scuffle between Willian and Rose near the touchline, and during a melee that followed Spurs’ Moussa Dembele appeared to poke Costa in the eye.Cahill and skipper John Terry returned to the heart of the Chelsea defence after recovering from injuries. Eden Hazard was dropped to the Blues benchChelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Pedro; Costa.Subs: Amelia, Baba, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Oscar, Hazard, Traore.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Plan for joint Olympics team with North gets icy reception in South Korea

first_imgWomen watch the Olympic torch relay under a giant banner depicting the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics mascot Soohorang, in Seoul, South Korea.   –  Reuters SHARE SHARE EMAIL × sport COMMENTS Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea could send a delegation to South Korea South Korea COMMENT SHARE January 16, 2018 2 Koreas discuss Northern art troupe’s visit during Olympicscenter_img 0 ‘North Korea to send athletes, cheer squad to Winter Olympics’ While Seoul forges ahead with plans to use the upcoming Winter Olympics to showcase inter-Korean unity, some South Korean athletes are “furious” at proposals to form joint teams with North Koreans, highlighting a broader lack of enthusiasm for some of the governments peace-making plans.Officials from both countries are still engaged in talks over exactly how the North will participate in next month’s games in Pyeongchang. But the backlash may trip up Seoul’s plans to use the sporting event to improve bilateral ties after a year of high tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes.South Korea’s women’s ice hockey team was the first to be singled out for possible integration with North Koreans, with Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan saying the government would ask Olympic organizers to expand the team’s roster from 23 to more than 30.That came as a shock to team members, who had just returned to South Korea last Friday after training in the United States for the past three weeks, a senior official with the Korea Ice Hockey Association said. “They were just furious and found the idea absurd,” the official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. “We are utterly speechless that the government just picked us out of blue and asked us to play with total strangers at the Olympics.”The proposal has also sparked an outcry from thousands of South Koreans, who have signed online petitions asking the presidential Blue House to drop the idea. “I cannot help but think the government is abusing its power to make political gains from the Olympics,” said one comment on the petition. “Taking roster spots from South Korean athletes who have put so much effort for the Olympics – a dream stage for all South Korean athletes – for the North Koreans is not fair at all.”More than 70 per cent of South Koreans oppose forming a joint team with the North, according to a Jan 11 survey released by the office of the South’s National Assembly Speaker and television network SBS. More than 80 per cent, however, said they welcomed the North’s participation in general. A spokesmen for the Blue House referred questions to the ministries involved in the talks with North Korea.The sports ministry said it was discussing the matter with the International Olympic Committee to “minimize any disadvantage” for the South Korean team. “We will also be taking the public opinion into consideration prior to making the final decision,” a ministry official told Reuters. The unification ministry declined to comment.Internal divisionThe public backlash underscores how North Korea diplomacy, which has often come in the form of one-sided assistance from Seoul, remains a source of bitter division and contention within South Korea. The two countries are still technically at war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended in truce, not a peace treaty.Liberal President Moon Jae-in wants to revive ties with North Korea that froze under nearly a decade of conservative rule in the South. His administration has proposed the two Koreas make a show of unity at the Games, marching together at the opening and closing ceremonies and competing together as one nation.But South Korea’s ice hockey association hasn’t heard much from the politicians spearheading those plans, other than being told by the sports ministry to “get prepared,” the senior official said. “Honestly, we have no idea whats going on. Frankly, I do not know what they meant by to ‘get prepared’ since we do not have any channels to talk to the North Korean team,” the official said.Among the issues to be worked out are the roster, game strategies and the appointment of a head coach to lead the joint team. “None of these crucial and basic issues have been discussed at all. And the South Korean teams first tournament in the Olympics is only three weeks away,” the official said. “Can you believe this? None of this makes any sense.”The association did not make athletes available for interviews, saying they were in the final round of training before their first game on Feb 10. Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan has defended the proposal for a joint ice hockey team, arguing that by expanding the roster, no South Korean athletes would be left out. South Korea will have the “coaching rights” for the team as well, he said during a parliamentary session on Monday, and the unified team would not “hurt South Korean athletes and their team capability.”Public skepticismChoi Moon-soon, governor of Gangwon province, where the games will be held, said the negative public views may be the result of frigid inter-Korean relations under previous conservative administrations. But he added that public opinion would change once North Korea attended the games.“The two Koreas have marched at nine games so far, and the world gave its blessing to the two Koreas,” Choi said. “There were few people who opposed that.” But Kim Dae, a 26-year-old engineer in Seoul, said there was no clear point in having a unified team. “I do not understand what this united team is for. It almost feels like two different teams are forced to play together at the Olympics,” Kim said. “Who’s benefiting from this joint team anyway?”A separate Jan. 8 poll by Realmeter found that 54 per cent of South Koreans supported Seoul’s plans to provide accommodation and other expenses needed for the stay of the North Korean delegation during the games, while 41 per cent opposed it. Conservative lawmakers questioned whether the potential problems were worth the political gains. “Many people worry that North Korea is taking advantage of the Pyeongchang Olympics to publicize its political propaganda,” parliament member Kim Ki-sun said on Monday. “How long did the peace last after the two Koreas marched together in past games?” Women watch the Olympic torch relay under a giant banner depicting the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics mascot Soohorang, in Seoul, South Korea.   –  Reuters North Korea Petition opposing plan gathers thousands of signatures 2018 Winter Olympics Published on RELATED last_img read more

Lucky Lloris will refocus on football after life lesson, says Pochettino

first_img If Tottenham’s carelessness continues they could pay a heavy price Reuse this content Mauricio Pochettino believes Hugo Lloris ought to count himself fortunate he did not cause a serious accident in his moment of drink-drive madness. The Tottenham captain pleaded guilty to the offence at Westminster magistrates court on Wednesday and he was fined £50,000 while also receiving a 20-month driving ban. Tottenham have fined him two weeks’ wages – roughly £250,000.Lloris is out with a thigh injury and he will miss Saturday’s game against Liverpool at Wembley. He is a major doubt for Tuesday’s Champions League tie at Internazionale. Pochettino will also be without Dele Alli against Liverpool, after the midfielder damaged a hamstring playing for England against Spain last Saturday, and there are fears he could miss Inter and next Saturday’s trip to Brighton. news Share on Facebook Lloris will find that the lurid details of his criminal case cling to him for some time. He was spotted by police officers driving erratically in the small hours of 24 August at 15mph, veering towards parked vehicles and going through a red light.The prosecution said vomit had been found in his car and Lloris needed to be helped out of his seat by officers. Lloris’s counsel described him as “completely drunk”. He was more than two times over the drink-drive limit.Tottenham have known about the extent of Lloris’s offence since it happened and they were braced for its emergence in court. But Pochettino kept him in the team and as captain for the victory at Manchester United on 27 August and he has confirmed that Lloris will retain the armband. The goalkeeper has suffered in many ways, not least in terms of the public humiliation, but Pochettino was relieved that the error of judgment did not lead to something worse.“Of course, [he was] lucky there was no consequence – that is important,” Pochettino said. “All men and women can make a mistake and it is a massive lesson for him, a life lesson. He is very conscious about what happened and you cannot remove it. But he has the capacity to move on and be focused on playing football.”Pochettino was asked whether Lloris had offered to give up the club captaincy. “He apologised to everyone – the staff, the club, the fans, us,” Pochettino replied. “He said: ‘Any decision that you take, gaffer, or the club take, I think is fair.’”Pochettino added: “Will he stay as captain? Of course. He is the first to regret about everything. He is punishing himself. We are not God and we cannot judge people. He said: ‘Gaffer, I made a mistake. Now I need to pay like a man.’”Pochettino said Alli had felt his hamstring injury after 20 minutes of the Spain game, although he went on to complete the 90. He did something similar at the World Cup, feeling a muscle problem early in the opening game against Tunisia but playing on until the 80th minute. He then missed the remaining group phase matches. Tottenham are not happy that one of their key players has returned from England duty with an injury. Share on WhatsApp Topics Share on Pinterestcenter_img Share on Twitter Dele Alli Share on Messenger Share via Email Tottenham Hotspur Read more Share on LinkedInlast_img read more

Buddhadebs health condition stabilises

first_imgKolkata: The health condition of former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has improved on Sunday, with his chest X-ray showing signs of stability. It also showed the improvement of pneumonitis which Bhattacharjee had been suffering from. The press statement issued by the hospital on Sunday said that his hemoglobin level has risen to 10 gm/dl and the carbon dioxide levels have come down, giving a sense of relief to the doctors.A medical board of eight doctors was formed for the treatment of the former chief minister on Sunday morning. The press statement also stated that Bhattacharjee has been maintaining stability in all the vital parameters. He also took food, ice cream and tea orally on Sunday morning. BiPAP (non-invasive ventilation) was conducted on the patient for nearly six hours on Saturday night and the oxygen level has now increased in his body. He was fully conscious on Sunday and talked to the doctors and his family members. However, he will continue to need oxygen. Bhattacharjee, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient, was admitted to a private hospital in the city with multiple cardiac ailments on Friday.last_img read more

MP Yurdiga wife urge support for people with episodic disabilities

first_imgOTTAWA — Conservative MP David Yurdiga says people suffering from disabilities that worsen and ease aren’t treated fairly under Canadian law and he wants to change that.Yurdiga says he wants to see legislative and policy changes that would ensure those living with multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, arthritis, and other “episodic” disabilities are protected, can stay in the workforce and get better access to programs they need.Yurdiga’s wife Kathy was diagnosed with MS in 2004 and she says she still wakes up every day wondering whether she will be disabled.The Fort McMurray-Cold Lake MP says his family had a support system when his wife first had difficulty using her hands, including those who worked with her in their family business and their children.But Yurdiga says he’s heard from thousands of Canadians living with episodic disabilities who have been forced into disability systems that don’t allow them to work.Yurdiga introduced a motion in the House of Commons in early November that calls on the Commons’ human-resources committee to study the issue. The committee discussed the topic for the first time today. Yurdiga says that’s a first step but his goal is stronger laws.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

GoFundMe campaign to get deaf sixyearold new cochlear implant reaches its goal

first_img“It makes me happy to call Fort St. John home when the community comes together,” said Moose FM Promotions Director Sydney Reid. “In just over 48 hours, we were able to not only raise the needed funds but surpass our goal.  Thank you to everyone; whether you donated, started your own fundraising or shared the post on social media.  Every action helped us reach our goal!”Video Playerhttp://energeticcity.mystagingwebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/video-1532638568.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: http://energeticcity.mystagingwebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/video-1532638568.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Without the processor, Chloe is completely deaf and must rely on sign language. Kalas added that with her daughter going into grade one this year, a new cochlear implant is a must since it’s already difficult for someone who uses an implant to hear in a school environment.A new processor for the cochlear implant costs $11,130 while the cable and coil cost an additional $370. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The GoFundMe campaign raising money for a local 6-year-old deaf girl who lost the processor for her cochlear implant has reached its goal.The campaign started just after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, and reached the $12,000 goal just after 1:00 this afternoon.The processor fell off when 6-year-old Chloe Kalas was bumped while playing in the park. Chloe’s mom Elizabeth and her husband searched the park seven different times but came up empty-handed.last_img read more

Only 2 Percent of Moroccan CityDwellers Suffer from Financial Poverty HCP

Rabat – Morocco is seeing a strong downward trend in all forms of poverty rates, which have become statistically insignificant in urban areas.Financial poverty affects only 2 percent of people in urban areas and almost 9 percent in rural areas, says a report by the High Commission of Planning (HCP).With a decline rate of 9.4 percent per year, the overall population suffering from multidimensional poverty has decreased from 7.5 million in 2004 to 2.8 million in 2014, said the HCP in its report on multidimensional poverty in 2014, published on October 5. The impact of multidimensional poverty decreased from 25.0 percent to 8.2 percent between 2004-2014 at the national level. In urban areas, the rate of multidimensional poverty fell from 9.1 percent to 2 percent in urban areas, and from 44.6 percent to 17.7 percent in rural areas.Multidimensional poverty remains predominantly a rural phenomenon. By 2014, 85.4 percent of multidimensional poor people live in rural areas, compared with 80 percent in 2004.The phenomenon is a result ofseveral factors, notes the HCP, particularlyadult education, which alone accounts for 34 percent of poverty at the national level, while child illiteracymakes up21.3 percent.Overall, education gaps account for slightly more than half(55.3 percent)of multidimensional poverty.Deprivations in terms of access to basic social infrastructure account for 19.7 percent of multidimensional poverty: 14.1 percent for deprivations in terms of habitat conditions, and 10.9 percent in terms of health.In urban areas, 60.8 percent of multidimensional poverty is due to deficits in education,for adults at 36.8 percent and for children at 24 percent. Inequality in terms of health contributes 24.5 percent of poverty in urban poverty.Lack of educational deprivation (54.5 percent), access to basic social infrastructure (21.2 percent), and housing conditions (15.3 percent) are the major drivers of multidimensional poverty in rural areas.Poorest Regions in Morocco, Getting richBetween 2004 and 2014, the incidence of multidimensional poverty declined in all regions. The poorest regions in 2004 experienced the largest decline in poverty, namely the Marrakech-Safi regions, from 34 percent to 11.3 percent, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, from 30.3 percent to 9.5 percent and Béni Mellal-Khénifra, from 31 percent to 13.4 percent.Though the trend saw a decline in terms of provinces between 2004 and 2014, it still varies greatly from province to another.Thisdecline wasover 80 percent in the provinces of Skhirate-Témara, Nouaceur, Aousserd, Mediouna, Casablanca, Essemara, Rabat, Boujdour, Laayoune and Oued-Ed-Dahab, between 80 percent and 50 percentin 59 provinces, and between 26 percent and 49.7 percentin the rest of the provinces, namely Boulemane, Jerada, Taounate, Azilal and Assa-Zaga.The distribution of poverty shows that 3.5 million people or 10.3 percent of the population have a single poverty, 2.3 million suffer from multidimensional poverty (6.8 percent) and 1.2 million from financial poverty (3.5 percent). Meanwhile, 463,000 people or 1.4 percent of the population, are victims of both multidimensional poverty and financial poverty.With these three indices, the rate of poverty in its financial and multidimensional forms accounts for 3.9 million people, representing an overall poverty rate of 11.7 percent nationally, 3.9 percent in cities and 23.7 percent in the countryside. read more

Haiti UN calls on candidates in disputed poll to use legal means

A communiqué issued in the name of the “international community,” grouping the UN, the Organization of American States (OAS), the European Union (EU) and the ambassadors of Brazil, Canada, Germany, Spain and the United States, appealed “for the use of all legal ways to advance a credible electoral process so as to guarantee that the definitive results fully reflect the will of the Haitian electors.”Giving candidates until Wednesday to lodge their complaints, the Provisional Electoral Council has proposed setting up a special verification committee, and the communiqué called on all candidates to participate in this process.It warned that the violence was impeding efforts to fight a cholera epidemic that has already killed well over 2,100 people, with some 50,000 others hospitalized in country that is still struggling to recover from a devastating earthquake in January, which killed over 200,000 people and displaced some 1.3 million others, most of them still living in crowded and unsanitary tent camps. Thousands of protesters have been rampaging through the streets of Port-au-Prince, the capital, accusing the ruling government coalition of rigging the results, after provisional tallies of the 28 November presidential and legislative elections announced last week put former first lady Mirlande Manigat and outgoing President Rene Préval’s party candidate Jude Celestin in first and second place, thus qualifying for January’s run-off.Popular musician Michel Martelly was less than one percentage point behind in third place, but thus excluded from the run-off, and his supporters set up burning barricades of timber, boulders and flaming tires. Haiti’s electoral council has said it will recount the ballots.“The international community deplores the acts of violence which, among others, has paralysed economic activity, prevented school children and students from continuing their studies and, more tragically, impeded the access of cholera victims to medical treatment,” it said.“The international community urgently calls on all political and state actors to do everything possible to advance reconstruction and allow health personnel and Haitian and international humanitarian workers to continue, in full security, to provide the vital response to the cholera epidemic. Thousands of people need it.”It exhorted all candidates to call on their supporters to avoid all recourse to violence, “whose sole victim is the entire Haitian people.” The UN has maintained a stabilization mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH, currently with nearly 12,000 military and police personnel, since mid-2004 after then president Jean-Bertrand Aristide went into exile amid violent unrest. 13 December 2010With a three-day window opening today for candidates to formally lodge complaints in Haiti’s disputed elections, the United Nations and its partners have called on all concerned to use these legal means and to urge their supporters to avoid further violence. read more

Two in custody one at large in Milton break and enter

Halton Regional Police have two people in custody and are searching for a third person in an early morning break and enter in Milton.Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the yard of a trucking company compound on Alliance Dr. around 5 a.m. Monday.There were three men inside the vehicle.When the officer approached, the driver attempted to pin the officer between the vehicle and a transport truck before fleeing the scene.The officer was not injured but a security guard at the site suffered minor injuries while trying to get out of the way.The other two men fled on foot.The vehicle was later spotted travelling eastbound on Highway 401 but police say a chase was ended because the man was driving dangerously.Police are still searching for the vehicle, described as a black 2005 Dodge Ram pick-up with chrome rims and exhaust.It has the licence plate AR 55496 and a “Harley Davidson” emblem on the back window.It was reported stolen in Peel Region.Meanwhile around 6 a.m. Halton officers spotted two men matching the descriptions of the two who fled on foot.They were arrested without incident and charges are pending. read more

Criminal justice system reform focus of UN crime commission meeting

Reform of the criminal justice system will be the main focus of a key United Nations anti-crime body, which opened its annual session today in Vienna.As part of its discussion on how to achieve effectiveness and equity in the criminal justice system, the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice is expected to hear from panellists who will highlight various approaches that focus on integrated criminal justice, with particular emphasis on prosecutors, courts and prisons, juvenile justice and strengthening international criminal justice co-operation.The Commission’s 11th session will also give special attention to technical assistance and co-operation in support of criminal justice reform, especially within the framework of peacekeeping and post-conflict reconstruction.During its 10-day session, the panel will also examine the report of an expert group, which concludes that restorative justice can serve as a supplement to established criminal justice practices, especially in areas where such practices had not functioned adequately.As for effective community-based crime prevention, the 40-member Commission will look at another expert group’s draft recommendations for international action, including building inter-agency coordination, raising public awareness and considering ways to “design out” crime.Measures to prevent corruption and terrorism, a UN treaty against organized crime, as well as a separate accord on trafficking in protected animal and plant species, are also on the Commission’s agenda. read more

Kevin Pillar emotional in Blue Jays farewell Its all Ive ever known

Toronto Blue Jays fans might be feeling a little bit emotional upon hearing Tuesday’s news that the club traded Kevin Pillar to the San Francisco Giants.So, too, is Pillar himself.The outfielder, who had spent his entire MLB career to date with the Blue Jays organization, fought back tears as he met with reporters Tuesday shortly after the deal went down and described his “mixed emotions” as he digested the news.In return, Toronto is getting back right-handers Juan De Paula, and Derek Law and infielder Alen Hanson.Pillar, 30, had been on the radar of the Giants since the off-season.A defensive stalwart, Pillar has been named a Gold Glove finalist three times in his career. Offensively, however, his bat has never been able to reach the same level as his glove.Last season, he hit .252/.282/.426 with 15 home runs and 59 RBI. In 17 plate appearances to kick off the 2019 season, he’s 1-for-16 with three strikeouts.De Paula is a 21-year-old pitching prospect from the Dominican Republic who recorded a 1.72 ERA in 52.1 innings pitched last season in low-A and single-A ball, combined.Law has been bouncing between the triple-A level and major-league level for the past three seasons and in 109 big-league appearances the 28-year-old has a 3.83 ERA with 97 strikeouts and 31 walks.Hanson, 26, hit .252/.274/.425 last season, in 310 plate appearances with the Giants last season.“I think in some weird way, it’s a little bit of relief. It’s definitely an emotional time for me and my family,” said Pillar, who’s had to deal with plenty of questions during the lead-up to this season after his name began appearing in trade speculation with increasing frequency.“I’m definitely excited, though. Location-wise, I think aside from maybe going back to L.A. or Arizona, where I live, being on the west coast is going to be a pretty cool opportunity for me to be a lot closer to my family,” he said.Pillar, a native of West Hills, Calif., was tearful as he explained what makes his departure from Toronto particularly emotional for him.“It’s all I’ve ever known,” he said of his time with in Toronto. “You know, you spend a lot of time here. You spend more time here than you do in your home in the off-season. I spend more time with people here than I do with my own family. That part of it’s hard.”WATCH: Kevin Pillar gives emotional goodbye to Blue Jays fans OFFICIAL: We’ve acquired INF Alen Hanson, RHP Derek Law and RHP Juan De Paula from the @SFGiants in exchange for OF Kevin Pillar. pic.twitter.com/rq5c1Vu58M— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 2, 2019 That time included a pair of thrilling playoff runs in 2015 and 2016 that captured the entire nation, with Pillar solidifying his status as a fan favourite thanks in large part to his diving catches that earned him the nickname “Superman.”“I got a chance to live my dream,” he said, thanking the organization that drafted him in the 32nd round in 2011. “I got called up as a 24-year-old kid that probably had no intentions of getting to the big leagues, was able to have my debut here in Toronto as a 24-year-old kid and I’m leaving here as a 30-year-old man with a wife and a kid and a lifetime of memories.“This city and this country allowed me to almost become a mythical kind of superhuman baseball player, and I can’t thank them enough for that,” he said.Looking ahead to his new team, Pillar said he’s ready to learn from his new teammates and veteran manager Bruce Bochy.“I’m very fortunate I’m going to a first-class organization,” he said. “I’m very excited to play under Bochy for his last season, get a chance to pick his brain a little bit.”WATCH: Blue Jays General Manager Ross Atkins speaks about the trade read more

Victoria Beckham Dyslexia doesnt run in our family it gallops

Brooklyn Beckham, Hana Cross, Cruz Beckham, Romeo Beckham, Harper Beckham, David Beckham and Dame Anna Wintour attend the Victoria Beckham show during London Fashion Week  “All three boys used to have contracts with Arsenal,” Mrs Beckham said. “They were going to be footballers so they were signed at a very young age. And they were all really good.“Brooklyn was the first to say that he didn’t want to play any more. And then Romeo decided he didn’t want to do it either. Victoria Beckham has disclosed she is a “self-diagnosed dyslexic”, saying the condition “doesn’t run in our family, it gallops”.Mrs Beckham, the former Spice Girl and a fashion designer, spoke of her pride at building a brand that is not a “vanity project”, as she shared details of life in one of Britain’s most famous families.In an interview with the Financial Times, she said her three sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz each used to have football contracts with Arsenal because of their talent, but had given up despite fearing they would let their father, the former England footballer David Beckham, down.Asked whether she was ambitious for her children, three sons and daughter Harper, Mrs Beckham disclosed: “Dyslexia doesn’t run in our family, it gallops.”Brooklyn, 20, wants to be a photographer, the newspaper reported, while 16-year-old Romeo is training to be a professional tennis player, 14-year-old Cruz is a performer, and Harper, seven, is “a real little tomboy”. “I remember Romeo sitting in the bath getting really upset, saying ‘I don’t want to let daddy down’.”So I told him daddy just wants you to be happy. And now he’s playing tennis. Every day.”In May last year, David Beckham said on television: ‘Harper is playing [football] every Sunday and loves it. The boys don’t play and it’s heartbreaking.“They have a talent but it’s down to Harper now. I get very enthusiastic when watching her.” Brooklyn Beckham, Hana Cross, Cruz Beckham, Romeo Beckham, Harper Beckham, David Beckham and Dame Anna Wintour attend the Victoria Beckham show during London Fashion Week Credit:David M. Benett 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

Taking the drag out of slurry pumping

first_img“It was an immediate success and CSIRO’s drag reduction technology is now part of our toolkit when considering other slurry pumping constraints on site,” said Wiltshire. CSIRO Senior Engineer Dr Rueben Rajasingam (pictured) said that reducing water content, power demand and pumping inefficiencies always results in significant operational and cost improvements.  “The thicker the material, the more friction or ‘drag effect’ you get which makes it hard to pump and more energy and capital-intensive.“Water is typically added to dilute the material before pumping, but only as a last resort, because the more water you add the less throughput you achieve.“Our technology combats both these challenges: it introduces a thin, uniform and long-lasting ring of fluid between the slurry and the inside of the pipe so that thick material can be efficiently pumped without friction at a high throughput,” Rajasingam said. CSIRO’s drag reduction technology is simple, cost-effective, easy-to-implement and could be applied to a broader range of industrial processes where there’s a dewatering aspect that results in a sludge, slurry or paste that needs to be transported.In mining, the technology means that variation in ore viscosity or water content, can be easily managed. It also offers a solution for backfill. “The idea of using a lubricant is not new, but we’ve come up with a better technology that overcomes issues with coating uniformity.  The way we introduce the coating creates a thin, uniform sheath around the slurry, whereas other methods coat sporadically,” Rajasingam explained. Other CSIRO minerals processing innovations include a better performing agitation system called Swirl Flow, the world’s leading technology for rapid mineral analysis QEMSCAN, and new environmentally-friendly processes for the recovery of gold, nickel and cobalt. A new CSIRO technology that takes the energy-sapping ‘drag’ out of industrial pumping has been adopted by major mining company Glencore’s Minara Resources following a successful full-scale trial.  CSIRO says “the drag reduction technology can save mining companies millions of dollars on energy and water use each year, while boosting their productivity.” Minara’s Technical and Engineering Manager, Paul Wiltshire, explains that the technology was installed to improve the feed ore slurry pumping capacity at the Murrin Murrin nickel operation in Western Australia, which was overloading as ore throughput was increased. “Working together with CSIRO, we were able to identify a low-cost installation point with good potential for reducing the slurry drag effect in the piping system. The technology freed up capacity, which meant we could avoid an expensive plant upgrade to meet throughput demand. last_img read more

Raising crushing output with Weir full process solution

first_imgStilfontein-based sand and aggregate supplier CNC Crushers raised throughput at its Roadstone Shaft 5 crushing plant by 45% while cutting back on maintenance and simultaneously increasing production, after implementing a full process-focused solution from Weir Minerals Africa.According to JD Singleton, Weir Minerals General Manager for Trio™ and Enduron® equipment, the customer was experiencing high wear on the installed conventional cyclone, as well as on the older technology pump, having to replace liners every 120 hours of operation.“Our brief was to increase solids to the cyclone underflow and increase the wear life on the cyclone feed pump,” says Singleton. “The continuous breakdowns experienced with the older-technology crushing equipment, and the excessive oil usage was also causing high downtime for the plant. CNC Crushers needed a solution that would utilise the existing footprint and infrastructure.”As a solution, Weir Minerals Africa installed a new technology Warman® WBH® 100 slurry pump and a Cavex® 400CVX10 hydrocyclone; it also replaced the existing cone crushers with Trio™ TC51S and TC36SH cone crushers to increase up-time and reduce maintenance costs.“After 1,900 operating hours, the slurry pump was still running without needing any replacement parts, a vast improvement on the previous mean time between liner replacements of 120 hours,” he says. According to CNC owner Carl Crous, this has meant that the company could take pumps off the critical maintenance list. “Pump problems are something of the past,” says Crous.With regard to the hydrocyclones, these proved to be more efficient than the conventional cyclones, highlighting the benefits of the Cavex® hydrocyclone’s laminar spiral inlet geometry. “The Cavex hydrocyclone increased the mass pull to the underflow, which resulted in increased production and reduced slimes to the tailings dam,” he says. “Using new technology equipment pays.”For their part, the cone crushers increased plant availability as well as production, while meeting the criteria of matching the customer’s existing footprint. These crushers also incorporate multiple hydraulic cylinder clamping and adjustment, which enabled them to reduce the closed-side setting adjustment time from an hour and a half to just 5 minutes. In addition, their larger socket assembly was able to give full support under both extreme and light load conditions, providing a longer service life.“Partnering with Weir Minerals Africa increased my production output significantly and my uptime increased overnight,” says Crous. “I should have done this long ago.” After the cone crushers were installed, a spares and service agreement was put in place to maintain maximum plant availability. “Spare parts are kept in stock with our agent in Klerksdorp, in close proximity to the customer, and a dedicated service team for the North West province is always at hand,” says Singleton.Following the crusher upgrade, a competitor’s installed primary and tertiary classification screens were replaced with a Trio™ TIO5162 (5’ x 16’ double deck) inclined screen, and the final product screen was replaced by a Trio™ 4102 (4’ x 10’ double deck) inclined screen.last_img read more

The Fakers Guide to the European Womens Handball Championship 2012

← Previous Story VELUX EHF CL: THW Kiel with home win over Atletico, Vive Kielce too strong for Bjerringbro Next Story → Marcus Ahlm leaves THW Kiel at the end of the season Handball was one of the biggest success stories of the London Olympics, where and even renowned US writer Bill Simmons fell in love with the game (http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8213663/handball-handball-handball) (ok, he mostly fell in love with the Swedish women’s team…). Amateur clubs have since sprung up all over the UK, but the true test of the global reach of the sport will be its ability to sustain interest in its annual competitions. With the European Women’s Championship about to throw off in Serbia, I have provided below some pointers to help you sound like an expert as you gather your friends/co-workers to watch the free broadcast of the Championship onhttp://www.ehftv.com/.Main storyline (non-handball-related): When Serbia hosted the European Men’s Championship in January, violence during the semi-final between the hosts and Croatia (and in the days surrounding the game) marred what was otherwise an excellent and well-organised tournament. Let’s hope that the ugly side of the Balkans’ recent history does not find its way into the women’s championship.Main storyline (handball-related): Most of the key players from the winning Olympic team are back for Norway, but can they retain the European Championship for a fifth consecutive time without star playmaker Gro Hammerseng?Favourites: NorwayBiggest rival: FranceOutside bet for the title: RomaniaExpectations for the host: As Serbia is in the “easier half of the draw”, getting out of the first group stage is a must. Beyond that, the team is capable of a top-six finish.Serbia’s best player: Andrea Lekić (playmaker)Seven players to watch:* Klara Woltering (goalkeeper, Germany)* Nina Kamto Njitam (pivot, France)* Ann Grete Nørgaard (left wing, Denmark)* Cristina Neagu (left back, Romania)* Anita Görbicz (playmaker, Hungary)* Nerea Pena (right back, Spain)* Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren (right wing, Norway)Five unmissable group games:* Serbia – Norway (4 December), the hosts open the tournament against the four-time defending champions* Romania – Russia (4 December), two of the most talented teams meet in what is becoming a modern rivalry* Russia – Montenegro (5 December), no rest for Russia as they take on the new-look Olympic silver medallists* Romania – Montenegro (7 December), the potential decider for the top spot in Group D* Hungary – Spain (7 December), with their “group of death” rivals severely weakened by injuries, Hungary and Spain should be playing for the top spot in Group CEvery team in a sentence (in my predicted order of finish):* Norway – their constant winning is getting a little boring, but I just can’t see past the current Olympic, World and European champions* Spain – the return of Nerea Pena from injury and the nationalisation of Alexandrina Barbosa give the Olympic bronze medallists both the quality and depth to compete with Norway* France – there are some question marks about goalkeeping and consistency, but there is no doubting the quality of the outfield players* Romania – the return of Cristina Neagu from a long-term injury should give this talented team a boost* Montenegro – with the retirement of Bojana Popović and Maja Savić the team will take a step back, but should remain competitive at the highest levels* Serbia – An opportunity for a relatively unknown set of players to use home court advantage and make a name for themselves* Hungary – domestic clubs are thriving, and now it’s time for the national team to regain its status as a contender, two years before co-hosting the European Championship* Russia – the core of this team remains young and on a learning curve, but at some point Russian fans will begin to lose their patience waiting for a return to the glory days* Denmark – after Denmark’s embarrassing performance in London, a young and experimental squad has been assembled with the future in mind* Ukraine – in impressive form this year, and could be a surprise package* Germany – could have contended if it weren’t for a slew of injuries to key players* Sweden – would you trust a team built around Isabelle Gulldén (of Usain Bolt’s bedroom fame/infamy)?* Croatia – just too many key players missing for them to be competitive* Macedonia – has the potential to finish anywhere between second and bottom in the weak Group B* Czech Republic – getting out of Group A would be a real achievement* Iceland – the last-minute replacement for original hosts Holland has little real chance in a group with Montenegro, Romania and RussiaTEXT: Ben Shafran ehf european championship 2012ehf veluxeuropean championship read more

Heres What Happened Today Monday

first_imgNEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news. ..Gardaí leave the former home of bankrupt property developer Thomas McFeely earlier this year after finding €200,000 in cash at the property. (Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland) IRELAND Ford has revealed its first self-driving car which uses scanners to create a 360-degree 3D view of its surroundings.Norway’s government says Bitcoin doesn’t count as real money. Ouch.PARTING SHOTTis the season to send Christmas cards – but sending a good card can be a minefield. Do you write a generic message or a personalised one? How much should you pay? Can you send a religious card to an atheist? BBC Magazine has gone through the 10 most common Christmas card-related dilemmas for anyone who has ever spent time thinking about this stuff. [BBC] A man has been charged over the murder of Sarah Staunton in Mayo.Stephanie Meehan has been given some of the money found in Tom McFeely’s old home.More details have emerged about the Roma child mistakenly removed from her family in Tallaght.A third person has been arrested over the shooting of a man in Finglas.NAMA says it has no evidence of impropriety by staff after allegations by a FF Senator.Mario Draghi says Irish banks are still a source of concern.Gardaí have released a photo of the €1 million in cash found in Limerick.The HSE has paid over €255 million on legal fees in eight years.Eamon Gilmore does not want to be the next EU Commissioner for Ireland.More than 600 people will spend Christmas in hospital – despite being better. center_img INTERNATIONALPolice officers assemble outside a building at Harvard University to investigate the bomb threat. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds). #APPEAL: The United Nations has announced its biggest ever appeal as it seeks to raise €4.7 billion for humanitarian aid to Syria. [BBC]#HORSEMEAT: 21 people have been arrested in France as part of an investigation into claims that horsemeat designed to be used for pharmaceutical products ended up in the food chain.#EVACUATION: Harvard University has reopened four buildings following a bomb threat earlier today.INNOVATIONlast_img read more

11 Google products and services you never knew existed

first_img GOOGLE IS MOST known for its incredibly powerful web search and Android mobile operating system.But the internet giant is about much more than just searching and smartphones.Some former and current Googlers have listed lesser known Google products over at answers site Quora.Google has products and services all over the internet that aim to inform users, make their lives easier, and more secure too. We had no idea that some of these existed.1. Google Mars is just like Google Earth except this programme lets you explore the red planet.2. Google Scholar is a search engine for scholarly articles. Scholar is pretty expansive, letting you access articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.3. Google Art Project is a site that lets users take virtual tours of museums and art galleries, similar to Google Street View.4. Google Transliterate is a service that helps users type in a different language. An anonymous Quora user explains transliterate: 7 things you should never buy online without doing your research first We compared 13 veggie burgers and Burger King’s Impossible Burger was the only one that stood out 5. Build with Chrome is a partnership between Google Australia and Lego. The project is a way to show how Google’s Chrome web browser can display 3D images. Users can build their own 3D Lego structures too.6. Google Think is a site for advertisers and similar professions to get marketing insights and inspiration straight from Google.7. Power Searching with Google is a feature that sharpens users search skills. Google’s search experts offer tips and tricks to better navigate the search engine and help you find exactly what you’re looking for.8. Schemer is a network that helps plan things to do with your friends. The service works best in densely populated areas9. Google Sound Search is an app that is similar to Shazam that tells you what song is playing.10. Google Moderator is an open forum for discussing topics, asking questions and sharing ideas. Moderator helps anyone receive feedback on anything they want.11. Google Encrypted is a more secure way to search for things. Encrypted users Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) which is the same security that banks use online.All images via screengrabs- Kevin Smith Read: Google Reader to close following ‘spring clean’ > Read: Google wants to replace your passwords with jewellery > Video: How Google’s offices looked back in 1999 > A quantum computing startup that spun out of a Harvard lab just came out of stealth mode with $2.7 million in seed funding from investors like Samsung Amazon is partnering with Western Union to let its US customers pay for online orders with cash (AMZN) Say you speak another language (which does not use the standard Roman alphabet), but you can’t write it very well. Or you have a recording of another language and want to translate that.In comes transliterate – you just type in the phonetic sounds of the language, and it converts it into the desired language. They’ve really done a good job to hide the link recently, but I managed to dig it up Google Input Toolslast_img read more

3Doodler 3D printing pen knockoff made in 20 minutes

first_imgWith all the fervor and frenzy about 3D printing, it’s easy for something to gain a lot of attention without a lot of scrutiny. Case in point — the 3Doodler Kickstarter project, which is hyped us as being “the world’s first 3D printing pen.”Thanks to some fancy graphics on its Kickstarter page, a lot of lofty marketing speak, and tons of media coverage, 3Doodler managed to hit its $30,000 goal in a matter of hours. Two days later, it has reached more than $1.2 million from its 13,000+ backers, and with 31 days left in its campaign it’s already almost sold out of every pledge opportunity available.Most people look at those facts and become enamored with 3Doodler. But not Russian blog Habrahabru.ru. The site posted a mocking post of 3Doodler, showing that it was possible for an enthusiast to build his own version of the 3D printing pen in just 20 minutes.He posted pictures of an object, which looks like an unrefined 3Doodler, creating physical objects, such as different-colored stars, and a cube encompassing the words “F*** 3doodler 1.000.000$”. As you can see above, the knock-off version is little more than an extruder, a heating element, the electric motor to feed the filament, and a few power cables. Like the 3Doodler, the knock-off 3D printing pen requires a connection to an external power supply.The Google Translate version of the blog post reveals comments from users that also mock 3Doodler. One user writes that if the blogger had come up with the idea earlier he could have earned a million dollars. Others, however, defend the Kickstarter project, saying that the average consumer wouldn’t be able to drum up this kind of 20-minute solution, and that the $75 asking price on Kickstarter is reasonable.So, obviously 3Doodler is not any sort of scam, but it may be an example of how Kickstarter can be used to capitalize on a hot trend without a ton of substance.last_img read more

Ethnic community awards under scrutiny

first_imgAwards given to ethnic communities in NSW have come under scrutiny, since the execution of last years awards by then premier Kristina Keneally. Last year the Ms Keneally ordered the Community Relations Commission to create four awards in honour of Sydney’s ethnic communities, similar to the Premier’s Chinese Community Service Awards. The commission was set the task of organising four separate launch parties and award presentations for the Lebanese, Vietnamese, Philippine and Indian communities, as well as pick award winners and issue medals. The commission’s chairman, Stepan Kerkyasharian, told The Sun-Herald last week that the task would usually take five to six month, whereas last year he was given only 10 weeks. Ms Keneally at the time wanted the awards to be held in February, supposedly to make time for the state polls in March. The communission was given $500,000 and was told to do what was required. The Minister for Citizenship and Communities, Victor Dominello, told a budget estimates hearing last week that he was “surprised” at the outpour of grants coming out two months befor the state elections. A spokesman for Mr Dominello said the commission was undertaking a review of all its grants and awards, with the ”aim of making them inclusive and effective”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Une nanovoiture fonctionnant aux électrons

first_imgUne nano-voiture fonctionnant aux électronsUn 4×4 de deux nanomètres de longueur a été mise au point par une équipe de scientifiques européens. Elle se déplace sur une surface de cuivre grâce à un carburant original : des électrons.La machine moléculaire présentée hier dans la revue Nature par une équipe de scientifiques hollandais et suisses est un véhicule mesurant deux nanomètres de longueur. S’il ne s’agit pas du premier véhicule nanoscopique de ce type à voir le jour (le premier modèle avait été conçu en 2005 aux Etats-Unis), cette automobile-ci se déplace véritablement en roulant grâce à ses quatre moteurs intégrés.À lire aussiMal des transports : pourquoi est-on malade en voiture et comment l’éviter ?Ces moteurs fonctionnent grâce à un carburant inattendu qui n’est autre que… des électrons. Le passage à la pompe est tout aussi original que le carburant lui-même puisqu’il s’effectue à la pointe d’un microscope à effet tunnel. Cet outil de très haute précision permet d’étudier la surface d’un matériau atome par atome, précise Sciences et Avenir.En tant que véhicule à quatre roues motrices, cette nano-voiture peut soit rester garée, soit rouler de façon erratique ou unidirectionnelle. Bien que le contrôle du déplacement linéaire ne soit pas encore parfait, il est très important pour la recherche dans ce domaine. Un secteur qui vise à imiter les moteurs moléculaires naturels présents dans nos protéines. Ainsi, les machines moléculaires artificielles serviront peut-être un jour dans des dispositifs robotisés nanométriques, ou peut-être même comme transporteurs moléculaires. En attendant d’en arriver là, elles permettent aux scientifiques d’étudier le fonctionnement de ces moteurs moléculaires parfaitement indépendants à l’état naturel.Le 13 novembre 2011 à 09:39 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Jim Ross comments on upcoming WWE departure, Looks forward to next chapter

first_imgRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipJim Ross Defends WWE’s Continued Business RelationshipVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Facebook Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Rusev Jim Ross Defends WWE’s Continued Business Relationship Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Kim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing Makeup Exclusive Interviews – Oscars buzz is rising at the Toronto Film Fest Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey Launching ‘Office’ Podcast WhatsApp Kendall Jenner opens up about her insecurities Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Google+ We reported on Thursday that Jim Ross will be parting ways with WWE at the end of March, per Ross himself on a recent edition of “The Jim Ross Report” podcast.Ross commented Thursday evening on his Instagram about his upcoming WWE departure, which includes looking forward to the next chapter in his life and that he is working on his next book with writer Paul O’Brien. You can check out Ross’ Instagram post below.last_img read more

Can the government afford to get rid of salary sacrifice

first_imgPeel Ports uses salary sacrifice arrangements to support staff Peel Ports Group offers its 1,000 employees several benefits via salary sacrifice to support them in both their work and personal lives. These include its contributions to its stakeholder pension scheme and childcare vouchers. Its most popular benefits offered on a tax-efficient basis are pension contributions, which 90% of its workforce takes up; its iPad salary sacrifice scheme, which 10% use; and its childcare voucher scheme, which 4% of its staff have taken up.Howard Sloane, HR director at Peel Ports, believes that the government simply may not be able to afford to not dispose of the schemes. “Salary sacrifice has a much wider benefit to the economy in areas such as encouraging people to save, supporting working people with childcare and reducing carbon footprint,” he says.“Without salary sacrifice, the amount payable to pension schemes could be affected, which would affect employee’s retirement plans. This knock-on effect would have UK-wide implications. In addition, the complexity and costs associated with unravelling salary sacrifice would not be insignificant.” Find out more about all the latest developments impacting reward and benefits at Employee Benefits Live 2016 on 11-12 October at Olympia National, LondonIn the policy paper that was released following Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review on 25 November 2015, the government outlined that it will continue to consider what action will be taken around salary sacrifice arrangements. In the Spending review and autumn statement 2015 policy paper, the government expressed its concern at the growth of salary sacrifice arrangements, echoing the sentiments expressed in the Summer Budget 2015 when the government stated it would actively monitor salary sacrifice arrangements and their impact on tax.This raises the question as to what employers’ options would be if the government was to alter the way it operated salary sacrifice schemes, or even removed them altogether. Julian Foster, managing director at Computershare, explains: “The government must weigh the cost that comes from reductions in tax revenues against the value that salary sacrifice schemes offer to employers and employees. It’s important that employers and providers work together to ensure that schemes are not abused and continue to represent good value.”Cost efficienciesCar salary sacrifice schemes are a prime example of popular tax-efficient arrangements among employers and employees. Alison Argall, business development director at Tusker, says: “Employees’ average monthly saving is £80 on vehicle costs and £50 in fuel, and it’s a fixed cost so the employee will know exactly how much they’re spending each month making budgeting easier.”In fact, 92% of teacher respondents said they would consider taking up a car via a salary sacrifice arrangement if they were offered it as a benefit, according to a study by Tusker published in November 2015.In October 2015, Danone reported an 82% engagement rate with emails communicating its salary sacrifice car scheme following its introduction in September 2015. The organisation also saw 140 active users in the system and more than 50 quotes saved in the two weeks immediately following the launch.Such take-up reflects employees’ appetite for accessing tax-efficient benefits such as car schemes through salary sacrifice arrangements. Removing the method therefore could cause employees to become seriously disengaged with their employer and their benefits package. Kim Honess, head of flexible benefits consulting at Willis Towers Watson, explains: “These benefits are the cherry on top of the icing; taking them away would disengage so many.”Jo Dalby, finance director at Busy Bees Benefits, adds: “It’d be very difficult for employees who are using and enjoying a scheme to suddenly have it taken away.”Some salary sacrifice arrangements can bring additional benefits, as well as create tax savings. “Salary sacrifice benefits such as bikes-for-work schemes can boost employee health and form part of an organisation’s green agenda,” says Honess. Impact on reward strategiesIf the government was to remove tax-efficient benefits from the reward space, it would not only mean removing employees’ available tax savings, but also savings on national insurance contributions (NICs) for both the employee and employer.This would also mean that organisations would have to adapt reward packages to suit any new arrangements in order to attract and retain staff. Dalby explains: “If the government did get rid of salary sacrifice, employers would be forced to change their benefits packages.“Savings for employers from salary sacrifice [arrangements] mean they’re more likely to put effort into promoting it, so why would the government take that away?”Dalby adds that cars, bikes-for-work and pensions arrangements would be particularly difficult to get rid of because of the wealth of communication the government has done to emphasise the importance of saving for retirement and greener travel. As Computershare’s Foster says: “Reductions in salary sacrifice schemes by government would be detrimental. Without the tax incentive it’s likely [employees’] options would be less far less comprehensive.”Tax-efficient prospectsOverall, the industry has mixed views on the future of salary sacrifice arrangements. For example, Alastair Kendrick, director at accounting firm MacIntyre Hudson, believes it is likely that the government could scrap these because they are expensive to implement. “It would be an easy option to get rid of salary sacrifice schemes,” he says.However, Willis Towers Watson’s Honess says it was a positive step for the government to express concern at the growth of salary sacrifice arrangements because staff could actually be overusing it due to how much tax they can save. “Salary sacrifice could become a victim of its own success, just like the M25,” she says. “Staff can overuse it because it’s so beneficial for them, not so much so for the government because of the lack of NI.”She adds that tax-efficient benefits can actively mould employees’ behaviour, so, motivationally speaking, it would be counterproductive for the government to remove the salary sacrifice arrangements. For example, research by the Cycle to Work Alliance published in December 2015 found that almost two-thirds (60%) of employee respondents believe cycling to work improves their productivity.While the future of salary sacrifice arrangements is unclear, the value these bring to both employers and employees cannot be disputed.Viewpoint: Salary sacrifice can benefit both employer and employeeSalary sacrifice arrangements are very simple, highly effective and potentially beneficial to both employee and employer. It is almost too good to be true.At the heart of a salary sacrifice arrangement is an agreement between an employer and an employee to change the terms of the employment contract to reduce the employee’s entitlement to cash pay. This sacrifice of cash entitlement is usually made in return for some form of non-cash benefit such as more holidays, a better car or enhanced health insurance.Salary sacrifice can be financially beneficial for both employer and employee. For example, when part of an employee’s remuneration shifts from cash, on which tax and national insurance contributions (NICs) are due, to non-cash benefits that are wholly or partially exempt from NICs, both sides can be better off.While simple in principle, and capable of being changed, suitable documentation is required. If an employee wants to opt in or out of a salary sacrifice arrangement, their employer must alter their contract with each change. Employees’ contracts must be clear on what their cash and non-cash entitlements are and, once the entitlements are clear, it is the employer’s responsibility to make sure that they pay and deduct the right amount of tax and NICs for cash and benefits.Following the significant increase in salary sacrifice arrangements over the years, the government is becoming concerned about the potential loss of NICs. Concerns were raised in the Summer Budget, and the government announced in the Autumn Statement 2015 that it was launching consultation among employers, which seems likely to form part of a wider evidence-gathering process on the use of salary sacrifice.At present, there is no clear indication as to which way the Treasury is likely to move. With the prospect that income tax and NIC maybe harmonised in the foreseeable future, it is unlikely that Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will remove any of the tax advantages from salary sacrifice.However, HMRC is almost certain to take a tougher approach to ensuring that every detail of salary sacrifice schemes is implemented correctly, whether or not the harmonisation of income tax and NIC actually happens. Employer failures in implementation may mean that what looks too good to be true is proved by HMRC to be just that.George Bull is senior tax partner at RSM UK Tax and Accounting Need to know:Salary sacrifice arrangements are currently under review by the governmentSuch arrangements can be costly for government in terms of tax revenues but create valued tax savings for employers and staff.Organisations and workers could be demotivated if the government removed salary sacrifice arrangements all together.last_img read more

JammuSrinagar Highway shut on day 5

first_imgThe 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway continued to remain closed for traffic for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday due to landslides triggered by heavy rain, leaving over 700 Kashmir-bound trucks and light passenger vehicles stranded.Authorities have not allowed any fresh movement of traffic from Jammu to Srinagar or from the other side, a senior traffic police officer said.”Road has been washed away at several places due to massive landslides triggered by continuous rainfall in the state. A large stretch of road has been washed away at several places,” the officer said. There have been fresh landslides at three different places in Ramban district, he said. The highway was closed on April 1 due to landslides triggered by heavy rains at different places, he said.The men and machines of Border Roads Organisation (BRO) are working to clear the highway of landslides and make it motorable, he said.last_img read more

Etihad possible Perth plans

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: D.M The possibility of Etihad Airways flying ex Perth is ‘on the radar’ according to the airline’s National Sales Manager, advising CEO James Hogan had discussed probability of operations in a recent meeting.National Sales Manager, Industry, Wayne Borland, speaking at the recent Travelscene NCC conference stated that with recent expansions to its extensive global network, and with new code share flights from Australia, Perth was “still on the list”.As the world’s fastest growing commercial airline, Mr Borland said the company expected to double its size by 2020 with 150 aircraft.“It’s remarkable to see what we’ve achieved in 7 years.  We currently have 70 aircraft in fleet, 100 on firm order and 105 options to convert within the next 10 years,” Mr Borland said.Etihad has also been inducted into the growing Quantum programme, allowing Travelscene members to now earn reward points when selling airfares.“As a preferred supplier, we are very happy with how the relationship is developing and the people who are representing your interest and bringing it back to us – from our end it makes a difference because we’re seeing results,” Mr Borland said, speaking of the airline’s relationship with Travelscene.last_img read more

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first_imgappointmentsAvis Budgetdrive Avis Budget Group has appointed Tom Mooney as Managing Director for the Pacific Region, effective 1 October 2018 and based in Sydney. Tom will lead Avis Budget Group operations and activities in the Pacific Region, ensuring customer excellence, continued upward trajectory growth, employee engagement and overseeing the many mobility initiatives across the region. He will oversee all Pacific regional brands: Avis, Budget, Apex and Show Group.As a well-known name in the travel and mobility industry, Tom is a seasoned leader with an outstanding track record for driving growth and strategic execution. He joins Avis Budget Group from his previous role as CEO at Thrifty Car Rental in Australia and New Zealand. Previously, Tom has held several C-suite positions in start-ups and Global corporations alike, such as IAG, NRMA and First Data Corporation.Mark Servodidio, President, International, Avis Budget Group, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Tom to the team, especially during this exciting time as we continue to break new ground in the mobility space. With a first-class career history and extensive industry credentials, we are confident Tom will make a big impact, bringing Australia, New Zealand and Singapore into a united region, transforming the business and taking Pacific’s performance to the next level.”last_img read more

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Schumer (D-N. built by the Lockheed Martin Corp. the nation’s No 1 defense contractor The company’s shares dropped by about 5% following Trump’s tweet “I am heartened if not overly impressed by Mr Trumps recent zingers about Air Force One and more importantly the F-35” says ex-Pentagon top weapons-tester Tom Christie “This is where the real waste fraud and abuse and big dollar savings arethe hundreds of billions in misconceived and faltering modernization programs” But Air Force boosters pushed backed “Today over three-quarters of the current Air Force fighter fleet is comprised of 1960-70s-era designs that average well over a quarter of a century old” says David Deptula a retired Air Force lieutenant general and fighter pilot “The only thing more costly than a first-rate Air Force is a second-rate Air Force” While the F-35’s costs have stabilized recently the Government Accountability Office says the cost of the program has jumped by $111 billionnearly 50%since it began 14 years ago “This is one of the benefits of having an outside perspective on these matters” says Dan Grazier a former Marine officer who now monitors the military at the nonprofit Project on Government Oversight “President-elect Trump is right to be skeptical about the runaway costs of the F-35 and many other weapon programs” A Lockheed spokesman said the company has been working to drive down the plane’s cost “Since the beginning we have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to reduce the price of the airplane more than 60% since its original costing” said Jeff Babione the company’s F-35 chief While Trump may have picked the biggest bullseye painted on the Pentagon his opening salvo is going to meet stiff resistance All of the military services except the Army are buying the plane giving it boosters in the Air Force Navy and Marines Lockheed has spread contractors for its construction among 45 states and eight foreign nations giving the program advocates at home and abroad The Pentagon’s plan to buy 2457 of the jets has long been controversial In an effort to save money the Defense Department pushed the Air Force the Navy and the Marines to buy the same jet But after more than a decade in development the three variants are so different from one another that most of the hoped-for shared savings have disappeared With about 200 F-35s already delivered to the Pentagon it’s too late to stop it before production But Pentagon officials have known for years that buying all 2457 jets is unlikely The problem with cutting production of course is that each jet costs more as economies of scale shrink The Marines have the most complex F-35 because it needs the ability to land and take off from small Marine ships nearly vertically The Navy’s version is beefed up for punishing use aboard aircraft carriers The Air Force version designed for long runways on land doesn’t require such costly modifications Pentagon auditors pegged the cost of each F-35 at $1543 million in its last annual cost report a year ago down from its $1592 million the year before “It is true that the F-35 has had major cost overruns in the past but it has stabilized in recent years” says Todd Harrison a defense-budget expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies “The real question facing the new Trump administration is whether or not to buy the full quantity of 2457 aircraft as currently planned” Beyond forcing the three services to share an aircraft the Pentagon also rushed the plane into production before its blueprints had been finalized There was little logic for the haste given that the Pentagon’s pre-F-35 warplanes remain the best in the world “Due to concurrency the practice of producing operational aircraft before the program has completed development and finalized the aircraft design the services must send the current fleet of F-35 aircraft to depot facilities to receive modifications that have been designed since they were originally manufactured” the Pentagon’s top weapons-tester recently noted “Some of these modifications are driven by faults in the original design that were not discovered until after production had started such as major structural components that break due to fatigue before their intended lifespan” Merrill McPeak retired fighter pilot was the four-star general running the Air Force when the Pentagon ordered the services to share the same airplane “No comment” he said Monday when asked about Trump’s tweet taking aim at the F-35 “I know too much” But he didn’t hesitate to tell TIME what he saw as the plane’s shortfalls in 2013 “This is a jobs program for Marine aviation” he said “The idea that we could produce a committee design that is good for everybody is fundamentally wrong” He scoffed at the Marine demand for a plane that can land vertically saying “The idea of landing on a beach and supporting your troops close up from some improvised airfield à la Guadalcanal is not going to happen” Then again the whole notion of sending manned aircraft over heavily-defended enemy territory is increasingly dubious First of all no President wants to risk a pilot getting shot down and falling into enemy hands When ISIS captured the pilot of a Jordanian F-16 last yearand burned him to death inside a cagethere wasn’t a lot the Jordanian military could do to retaliate If that pilot had been American the President would have been forced to decide between escalating the war or looking impotenta choice no President wants to have to make And aerial dogfightsone of the original justifications for fighter aircraftno longer happen: beyond-visual-range missiles and improved ground-based anti-aircraft weapons have rendered them obsolete Every day the US military’s expanding fleet of drones is eclipsing the value of short-legged warplanes like the F-35 Write to Mark Thompson at [email protected]

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We sent the girls back. They need to reboot, 2014 11:49 pm Top News In the-better-late-than-never department, — Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) 10 July 2016 My prediction from game one was spot on! "In this connection, who won their last series against the visitors in 1999, They had been with the Congress party for long and now they have realised the party just used them, Vasava told The Indian Express For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsDortmund: Peter Bosz is on the verge of being sacked according to reports after Borussia Dortmund’s latest failure left them winless in their last eight Bundesliga games Dortmund’s miserable run continued on Saturday as they crashed to a 2-1 home defeat against third-bottom Werder Bremen Magazine Sport Bild report that the decision to fire Bosz as head coach has already been taken with an announcement due to be made on Sunday File image of Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz AFP Bosz took over before the start of the season and got off to a great start as Dortmund led the league table by five points at the end of September But they have taken just three points from three draws in their eight league games since dropping to seventh— out of the European places for the first time this season — following their latest defeat "The first half was like nothing I have seen since I arrived at Dortmund" Bosz said after the loss to Bremen "Obviously the players have to do their work on the pitch but I’m the one responsible and it was really bad today" After exiting the Champions League at the group stage the Bundesliga defeat at Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park appears to be the final straw after Bosz’s position had grown increasingly precarious Before kick-off Bosz scotched rumours that the team influenced the starting line-up while winger Andre Schuerrle admitted the Dutchman wasn’t the only one at fault for the club’s dramatic dip in form "The coach can’t do anything when we fire over the crossbar three metres in front of an empty goal" Schuerrle said after midfielder Shinji Kagawa blasted over in the dying stages "At the moment it’s a question of mentality" Bremen went ahead when Germany Under-21 midfielder Maximilian Eggestein rifled home unmarked from the edge of the area on 26 minutes The hosts got back on level terms on 57 minutes when Kagawa’s headed cross was bundled in by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who was grappling with defender Philipp Bargfrede But Bremen restored their lead eight minutes later through a header from Czech defender Theodor Gebre Selassie Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer slammed the performance "That was impudent it was crazy" fumed the defender "For weeks I have been saying that we have to stop talking and act "I don’t understand how we can produce a performance like that – that was really shit" Written by Zaira Arslan | Published: May 16 2013 12:06 am Related News Daft Punks first studio album in eight yearsRandom Access Memories is often downtemposometimes rockbut mostly very enjoyable A smallrural town in New South WalesAustraliapossibly unknown to most of the worldWee Waa was to be the venue for the official release party of Daft Punks newest albumRandom Access Memories The record was scheduled to become available for purchase on May 20/21but unveiled on May 17 at the Annual Wee Waa Showwhich is otherwise a agricultural event Thathoweverchanged when the album was intentionally leaked on the evening of May 13 by their record labelSony Music The French duo of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter became hugely popular in the late 90s after first playing together in 1993 Their brand of electronic music made apparent in their first studio albumHomework in 1997followed by the massive hit record Discovery in 2001 incorporated elements of housefunk and technowith a heavy use of synthesisers Twelve years on and eight years after the release of their third studio albumHuman After All in 2005which wasnt anywhere near as good as its predecessor Random Access Memories fortunately manages to bring back some of their magic The 13 tracks on the record range from dance musicsuch as the lead single Get Luckyto a downtempo balladWithinall the while using more conventional instruments than we have grown used to hearing from the men dubbed the robots. if anything happens,Flex boards, Speaking of his upcoming season.

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” he said.We have identified some 11-12 spots initially to try it on a pilot basis,the district police have finally decided to take help of technology. as of now, “Trips abroad are inevitable when you are a country’s Prime Minister. Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday said BJP’s impressive show in the MCD polls is a “lesson” for those crying foul over EVMs and asked it to respect people’s mandate. The problem with these numbers is that these percentages are completely different from the actually existing demographic reality of Manipur. For all the latest Lucknow News, She was shortlisted in the top 80, John Abraham and Anees Bazmee are busy with ‘Welcome Back’.

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Areeba Khan was 25th in the same event with 38 while Simranpreeet Kaur shot 34 to lie in 33rd place.In men’s skeet all three Indians — Angad Vir SinghBajwa Mairaj Ahmed Khan and Sheeraz Sheikh — were still incontention with two more days of qualifying to go The 112-odd shooters were still closely bunched after tworounds of 25 targets each and still have three rounds to gobefore the final on Saturday Only one shooter Federico Gilof Argentina shot a perfect 50 Angad started with a perfect 25 and followed up with a 22to lie 42nd with 47 points with 16 others Both Mairaj and Sheeraz shot 45 to be at 71st and 60th respectively In women’s skeet Rashmee Rathore shot 40 out of 50 to beat the 55th spot while Saniya Sheikh and Maheshwari Chauhanshot 39 each to be at 56th and 58th places respectively Thewomen’s skeet finals are scheduled tomorrow after one more round in the qualifying There was intense competition in the junior men’s skeet as well as none of the 56 shooters could shoot a perfectscore India’s Hamza Sheikh shot 46 out of 50 to be at 25thspot while Anant Jeet Singh Naruka and Arjun Singh Mann shot45 each to claim 28th and 29th spots respectively They also have three more rounds of qualifying left withthe finals slated for Saturday India are in fourth position on the medal standings with one gold and two silver For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Published: April 27 2017 10:41 pm Mahesh Bhatt talks about Vinod Khanna the man who used to drive a Mercedes Top News Vinod Khanna could charm women away with his striking masculine personality and also be the epitome of toughness against all the baddies on screen in the 70s and the ’80s That was Vinod Khanna for the audience and perhaps that will always be our memory of his aka cinema’s Amar But for filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt the fondest memory of the actor with whom he collaborated on three films was as simple as “Travelling to Pune with me in his Mercedes which he used to drive” Today as the actor breathed his last Mahesh recalls his times with the man he calls unique brave and larger-than-life “For me he is more than just a dazzling star who continued to work past his prime He is much more than a politician… He is someone who touched my life when I was a struggling director when I was aspiring to become a director It was his faith in my talent way back in time that resulted in me becoming a director I would have been poorer had he not touched my life He was a magnificent man very generous He had the capacity to love people” said Mahesh who first directed Vinod in Lahu Ke Do Rang (1979) when the filmmaker was just five years into the film industry The duo soon became friends and it was Mahesh who was introduced the actor then at his career’s peak to Rajneesh (also known as Osho) ashram in Pune Years later Vinod left movies surrendering to the spiritual path of Osho “We became close I was instrumental in introducing him to the ashram We used to travel to Pune in his Mercedes car I was a struggler I didn’t have money He used to take care that my travels are funded He was in the truest sense a senior These are the memories of our formative years” Mahesh reminisced He worked with Vinod in two more films Jurm (1990) and Maarg (1992) Vinod was an easy man according to his director and hence working with him was “always easy He loved action He used to do his own stunts” By mid-1990s Vinod started withdrawing from Bollywood and that is also the time that Mahesh and he began drifting apart “The ideological differences between our thinking of the universe and the mystic were so radical that we drifted apart But the memories of our early years glued us together His universe completely changed We began talking less Of course we would talk but the discourse of our relationship had undergone a change There was a realisation from both ends about this…” The fans and the industry might have missed him on screen but the actor was quite happy with the life he led “He looked for answers about life… and he told me that he was fulfilled by what he got but I don’t think so I don’t think he got the answers The last we spoke was almost a year ago I called him to ask about his health he was unwell But he laughed and said ‘I am fine’ But I could hear that he was concealing something behind that smile” Mahesh said Of the last few conversations that Mahesh had with him the one which had the actor particularly happy was concerning his son Sakshi Khanna “We spoke about Sakshi and there were talks about launching Sakshi in my film but that couldn’t materialise But he was very happy that I spoke highly of Sakshi The fact that I was fond of Sakshi made him extremely happy” A few weeks ago the news broke that Vinod was suffering from cancer and after that picture of his from the hospital where he looked fragile and pale — a contrast to his brawny screen image we were used to — surfaced online Mahesh’s brother Mukesh reached out to the actor’s family “Mukesh called his brother who said that whenever he gets better we will be informed and we could talk to him then But that never happened and this morning I got the news This was one funeral I would have wanted to attend but I couldn’t because I was initially told by an insider that the family wanted a private funeral It was quite late in the evening that I got to know the press was also invited Otherwise nothing could ever hold me back from attending his funeral” the director said Also read |Why Vinod Khanna kept cancer a secret for many years They couldn’t remain as close as they might have intended to but Vinod’s demise ha left a vacuum in Mahesh’s life- both as a friend and as a cinema lover “His death comes as a passing away of a very important person He was a unique person He lived bravely did what his heart asked him to do He was larger-than-life He gracefully stepped back realising that the time had come that he would be offered a certain kind of roles He did them keeping in mind his on-screen personality He was magnificent They don’t make people like him anymore” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 8 2017 7:49 pm CBFC Chief Pahlaj Nihalani is all praise for Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film Toilet Ek Prem Katha Related News Everybody is patiently waiting for the trailer of Akshay Kumar’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha which is scheduled to release on June 11 While the hype around the film is extremely high because of its unique concept it seems even before anyone else saw the trailer it has managed to leave the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani impressed Pahlaj took to Twitter and shared his positive response for Akshay’s film He wrote “Watched trailer of @akshaykumar’s #ToiletEkPremKatha Based on true incidents it promotes #SwachhBharatShould be made #TaxFree #SuperHit” Meanwhile Akshay is doing his bit of promotions by sharing a poster everyday The actor who at present is spending family time with Twinkle Khanna Aarav and Nitara along with Dimple Kapadia in London has been sharing snippets on why toilets are important He wrote “Something to think about…50 percent of the rape cases in India can go down if we build TOILETS #SochBadloShauchBadlo” In the series of tweets Akshay put across some facts about India’s sanitation system Check out CBFC Chief Pahlaj Nihalani’s tweet for Akshay Kumar’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha trailer: Watched trailer of @akshaykumar‘s #ToiletEkPremKatha Based on true incidents it promotes #SwachhBharatShould be made #TaxFree #SuperHit pictwittercom/eShhkepeIP — Pahlaj Nihalani (@NihalaniPahlaj) June 8 2017 Akshay took to Twitter and wrote “100% sharmanaak baat hai 60 percent of the world’s population who do not have toilets are only in India #SochBadloShauchBadlo TV hai mobile phone hai… lekin TOILET nahin Do you know 564 million Indians 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