David Cameron’s Heat Magazine interview: Here’s everything we didn’t want to know

first_imgTuesday 31 March 2015 5:02 am David Cameron’s Heat Magazine interview: Here’s everything we didn’t want to know whatsapp With the polls showing Labour neck and neck, neither of the party leaders can afford missed beats or wasted interviews.To that end, David Cameron decided to let Heat magazine’s editor-in-chief, Lucie Cave, into the heart of Downing Street for a grilling that would put Paxo to shame. Here’s a sample of what we found out – but really didn’t need to – about Britain’s most powerful man.Spiders and rats: Cameron’s kitchen nightmaresAsked if he had any phobias, the PM said: “I’m not very keen on rats. We had one in our kitchen once, it came in through the cat flap, it was horrible, and I kind of found it in the middle of the night.”But in a revelation a little too candid even for the chillaxed PM, he added:Well, I’d like to say I stripped down to the waist and wrestled it and threw it out there but I didn’t.However, the PM is better when facing his arachnid opponents. “If there’s a spider in the bath, send for me,” said Cameron.PM fears killing crocsNot ready to let turn the conversation away from unpleasant creatures, Cameron recounted his experience with a baby amphibian:I actually had to hold a baby crocodile the other day, I didn’t like that. There was a camera on so I had to go, “Oh this is lovely”, but I was really worried I was squeezing it so tightly that actually I was going to kill it, because the guy said to me, “if this bites you, you know, you will draw blood” and I said “oh really?”Multi-tasking is still not a man’s thingIf there is one gender stereotype the progressive Tory is still willing to hold on to, it’s that of men being incapable of multi-tasking. “I’m a man, I can’t do two things at once. Don’t be ridiculous,” he told Heat. “I cannot listen to music and run. I don’t know how people do it.”But he still has a shy sidePoliticians should be used to being in the public eye and from what most of us can see they don’t resent it but relish it. But when it comes to going on summer holidays, even the most seasoned cynics may have a morsel of sympathy with the party leaders. Cave asked the PM “do you hate it when the papers have your holiday pics?”“The holiday snaps is an occupational hazard. I’d prefer it if they took ones when my t-shirt was on than off, but that’s my lookout,” Cameron replied. Asked if he would emulate Tony Blair and win Heat’s torso of the week, the PM wasn’t so hopeful.”No, I will never be a contender, there is no chance of that. I try to go for a run two or three times a week, about a two-mile run, I’ve got some circuits outside I do.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekGameday NewsNASCAR Drivers Salaries Finally ReleasedGameday NewsComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.com Jeff Misenti center_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: David Cameron General Election 2015 People More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Sharelast_img read more

News / ‘Perfect storm’ creates ‘supply chain misery’ for unhappy port of Felixstowe

first_img High winds over the weekend in the UK, added to slow-working at the port of Felixstowe and the cyber-attack on CMA CGM, will result in “supply chain misery for weeks”, according to sources.One UK NVOCC told The Loadstar the continuing problems with Felixstowe’s vehicle booking system had caused “chaos”, and it had led to carriers diverting ships at the last minute to London Gateway and Southampton,“I didn’t think it could get any worse, until I came in yesterday to find CMA CGM had been hit by a cyber-attack and they couldn’t release B/Ls or do much else,” he said.“We have our retailer customers screaming at us, as they are desperate to fill their shelves to get an early start to Christmas, in case the Covid lockdowns get harsher, and of course they have no interest in the vehicle booking system at Felixstowe, they just want their products.“And I can’t see the delivery situation getting any better any time soon; I can only see supply chain misery for weeks ahead,” he added.The Loadstar understands that CMA CGM’s UK office has begun taking manual bookings for Southampton calls, while its latest haulage-availability spreadsheet, sent to customers today and seen by The Loadstar shows that it will not take bookings to and from any port in the UK to any inland destination until at least 12 October.In a customer advisory sent today, CMA CGM UK said that while it continued to be unable take bookings at its website, “INTTRA, GT Nexus and other platforms that are used to send booking into CMA CGM are working. We encourage you to use these platforms if you have access.”It added that it could also accept bookings made via a booking template on an excel spreadsheet attacked to an email.Meanwhile, Felixstowe said on Friday “measures to manage the flow of containers to and from the port are having a positive impact”.It said it had released 1,600 additional VBS slots, as well as extending Sunday opening hours for road haulage, and was seeing the first intake of new operational staff as part of its recruitment of 100 more equipment drivers.The port claimed that, “on average there were 749 VBS slots unused each day”, which has baffled hauliers, who remain adamant they cannot get bookings and have shown The Loadstar screenshots showing zero availability.The port has again apologised to “any customers experiencing delays”, and said it was confident that the measures it had taken and the “close cooperation with our partners, will address these operational challenges”.However, according to an internal staff memo seen by The Loadstar last week, the port had so far received confirmation that seven main line vessels would “divert to competitor ports over the coming weeks”. And the port will also lose several feeder calls, following the diversion of mother vessels.“At the moment these are just a series of one-off diversions, but we have to accept that there is now a real threat for these calls to be on a permanent basis,” said the memo.It added: “We have a lot of unhappy customers,” and was requesting “a call to arms” from staff to reverse the decline in productivity at the port, which it said had resulted in a loss of market share, “as the competition has out-performed us”. By Mike Wackett 29/09/2020 Photo 62673087 © Atgimages – Dreamstime.comlast_img read more

Divisive CEO of Google’s biotech startup turns on the charm

first_img Conrad’s corner office was small and uncluttered. One of its few adornments was a sign on his desk reading, “do epic shit.”Dressed casually in a blue T-shirt, the CEO called his decision not to answer questions for STAT’s initial article “a catastrophic error in judgment” — because he had a good story to tell: Verily is hiring like mad from thousands of applicants who represent the “cream of the crop.”In general, Conrad said, he enjoys good relationships with employees, regulators, and corporate partners.“Business is pretty dang good for us,” he said. “That doesn’t mean that there’s not some people mad. But overall, the morale here is high …”The two-hour visit at Verily included interviews with some of Conrad’s managers and a tour of Verily’s labs.Dr. Jessica Mega, chief medical officer, called Verily “a really dynamic place” that can challenge people who are not ready for rapid change. Often, she said, those individuals can find other jobs within Google.Verily’s and Conrad’s openness went only so far. Set up as a limited liability company, Verily has no legal obligation to disclose the names of board members. Asked to name the board members, Conrad acknowledged that he was one, then said, “Let the lawyers do that. We’ll get you an official statement.”The statement later provided to STAT said no additional names would be disclosed. Newsletters Sign up for Weekend Reads Our top picks for great reads, delivered to your inbox each weekend. Andrew Conrad, CEO of Verily. Verily Google’s bold bid to transform medicine hits turbulence under a divisive CEO Leave this field empty if you’re human: Brin discussed news coverage depicting a “bleak picture of management and products” at some Alphabet subsidiaries, including Verily and Nest — which makes Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats and other home devices — according to a portion of the meeting transcript that an employee read aloud to STAT. The articles were placed on the agenda at the request of Alphabet employees using the “ask me anything” feature of an internal social media system, which allows them to pose questions to Brin or cofounder Larry Page.Brin, according to the transcript, said he was “sad that former and soon-to-be former employees talked to the press” to air their concerns. The loss of some top talent from Verily doesn’t worry him, Brin said, given that overall attrition rates remain relatively low.advertisement Please enter a valid email address. BusinessDivisive CEO of Google’s biotech startup turns on the charm Privacy Policycenter_img By Charles Piller April 6, 2016 Reprints Related: Nest CEO Tony Fadell defended his actions at the meeting. Conrad didn’t speak. Asked in an email why not, his spokeswoman said, “Andy was there and available to answer questions directed to him.”On Monday, Conrad set out to counter the prevailing narrative about his company as an unhappy place. After months of refusing to be interviewed by STAT, he reversed course — going so far as to greet a reporter at a Google building with a warm handshake and exuberant welcome, and act as personal escort to Verily’s adjacent headquarters. The standard, low-rise tech building sits on one of Alphabet’s outlying campuses, a couple of miles from the “Googleplex” headquarters. Related: MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — What do you do when you and your company are the subject of unflattering media coverage? If you’re Andrew Conrad — biologist, CEO of Google startup Verily Life Sciences, and consummate scientific salesman — you mount a charm offensive.Last week, STAT reported that some former employees described Conrad as so divisive, uncompromising, and impulsive that he has driven scientists and engineers to tears, and triggered an exodus of top talent. The story revealed that he had strained Verily’s relationships with regulators in Washington and rashly shifted around resources.The article prompted enough concern inside Alphabet, the holding company for Google, Verily, and other subsidiaries, that it was addressed by Google cofounder Sergey Brin at a town hall-style meeting last week. The meeting was webcast internally; such events are normally attended or viewed later by tens of thousands of employees worldwide.advertisement Google’s next big idea: Mining health data to prevent disease Tags biotechGoogleVerilylast_img read more

Financial toxicity: 1 in 3 cancer patients have to turn to friends or family to pay for care

first_img Veena Shankaran [email protected] First OpinionFinancial toxicity: 1 in 3 cancer patients have to turn to friends or family to pay for care Leave this field empty if you’re human: One option to help patients burdened by financial toxicity is to create a program like Social Security Disability Insurance or unemployment insurance that serves those least equipped to endure financial hardship. It would kick in at the onset of a major cancer diagnosis and provide cash assistance for a defined period. This would go beyond the cost of care, as many families say that loss of income plus out-of-pocket costs for transportation, childcare, and caregiving are even bigger burdens than the copays.Another option aims to encourage cost-saving treatments — ones supported by evidence — to achieve the same outcomes. We should adopt policies that eliminate out-of-pocket spending for newly diagnosed cancer patients provided that they and their doctors agree to follow guideline-recommended treatment plans. “For many cancers, guidelines include options that are considered equivalent therapeutically, yet the costs of the treatments might vary by fiftyfold or more,” said the National Cancer Institute.The status quo is not acceptable. The number of Americans diagnosed with cancer is projected to rise nearly 75 percent between now and 2030. A focused effort to address the all-too-common problem of financial toxicity could help prevent at least some of the suffering that invariably comes with a cancer diagnosis.Scott D. Ramsey, MD, is the director of the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research in Seattle. Health economist Veena Shankaran, MD, is a medical oncologist and an associate member of the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research. Please enter a valid email address. The National Cancer Institute advises physicians and patients to understand that cancer’s financial impact affects both family budgets and patients’ health. According to the institute, when a loved one develops cancer, the family’s risk of significant financial hardship becomes startlingly high:Between 33 percent and 80 percent of cancer survivors exhaust their savings to finance medical expenses.Up to 34 percent borrow money from friends or family to pay for care.For those who fall into debt, the level of debt is substantial. In a study of colon cancer survivors in Washington state, the mean debt was $26,860.Bankruptcy rates among cancer survivors are 260 percent higher than among similar households without cancer.The problem of paying for cancer care is so vast that it has a name, financial toxicity, representing the “other” toxic side effect of cancer treatment. Patients who get into financial difficulty suffer high rates of emotional distress and lower quality of life. In a study we conducted with several colleagues, cancer patients who filed for bankruptcy had a 79 percent higher mortality rate compared to those who had the same cancer and did not file for bankruptcy.advertisement Tags cancerhealth carehealth care costs With the revelations of significant problems with our health care system, it is tempting to point to a single group for blame. In reality, the problem appears to be quite complex. Rapidly rising drug and hospital costs, relatively weak insurance coverage, uneven and inadequate sick leave policies of most employers, and the generally poor financial state of many families in the United States all contribute to the problem. As a result, addressing financial toxicity will require tackling multiple issues simultaneously.As part of the cancer moonshot initiative launched by Vice President Joe Biden, Family Reach has launched the Financial Treatment Project. It takes a multiple-pronged approach to addressing the financial health of patients and their families. Family Reach recently joined with our organization, the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research, and Tufts Medical Center in Boston to measure the impact of the program on patients’ financial health and medical outcomes.We hope to find simple, nonjudgmental ways to identify when the family of a newly diagnosed cancer patient faces a high likelihood of falling into financial distress. We will also evaluate the different ways to address the problem once a high-risk case is identified, ranging from bringing in financial counselors to tapping pharmaceutical company patient assistance programs to signing up uninsured patients for the Affordable Care Act. Newsletters Sign up for Cancer Briefing A weekly look at the latest in cancer research, treatment, and patient care. About the Authors Reprintscenter_img Privacy Policy By Scott D. Ramsey and Veena Shankaran Nov. 2, 2016 Reprints [email protected] Chris Hondros/Getty Images Scott D. Ramsey Related: Cancer drugs, though cheaper in the developing world, remain unaffordable in poorer countries Maria (not her real name) was terrified when her 5-year-old son, Rafe, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. She worried about his chances of survival and the side effects of the proposed treatment. What she didn’t anticipate was the financial toll his illness would take on the family. As Rafe’s medical needs intensified, caring for him became all-consuming and Maria quit her job. Although her husband was still employed, the family’s income fell to half of what it had been, and they were faced with mounting medical bills on top of the normal day-to-day expenses like groceries and gas.The financial stress ramped up quickly. Months into Rafe’s treatment, with the family’s savings obliterated, they fell behind on mortgage and utility payments. Neighbors held a fundraising drive, gathering nearly $10,000, but by then the bills were so great that the money was gone within a week. Then the power company came to shut off the electricity. By this time, Rafe was on a chemotherapy infusion pump, and the backup batteries would last only a few hours. Where to turn? What to do?We heard about Maria’s situation and similar crises at a recent retreat of Family Reach, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing assistance to families who have fallen into severe financial distress after a family member was diagnosed with cancer. Horrific stories like Maria’s are becoming more common as the cost of treating cancer and caring for people with it grows more expensive. There is no silver bullet, but measures that promote better cost management of treatment and well-targeted financial assistance could not only relieve financial distress but also produce better outcomes and improved quality of life.advertisementlast_img read more

Portlaoise claim U-19 CCFL Division 1 title

first_img Previous articleAll of this weekend’s Laois GAA FixturesNext articleDeaths in Laois – Monday, April 23, 2018 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. TAGSCCFLPortlaoise AFC By Alan Hartnett – 23rd April 2018 Portlaoise claim U-19 CCFL Division 1 title WhatsApp Pinterest Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Facebook Home Sport Soccer Portlaoise claim U-19 CCFL Division 1 title SportSoccer The Portlaoise U-19 CCFL winning team Portlaoise AFC U-19s clinched the Division 1 league title following a hard fought victory in Kilbeggan on Thursday night in their last game of the season.The season went down to the wire as fellow Laois side Clonaslee United pushed them all the way and ended up in second.Portlaoise started this match well as Ronan McEvoy, Jack Langton, Alan Roberts and Jason Woods all went close to scoring in the first 20 minutes of the game but fine goalkeeping by Kilbeggan’s Cormac Harnan kept them at bay. Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Council Portlaoise then finally scored on 25 minutes when, after good work on the left by Jack Langton, his pinpoint cross was volley home by Ronan McEvoy.Then, on 36 minutes, the two combined again and Langton sent McEvoy through and he chipped the keeper to make it 2-0 and that’s how it finished at the break.Kilbeggan began the 2nd half in style and went close on two occasions from Peter Whelan and Conor Daly but Adam Scully in the Portlaoise made two good saves.They then scored on 60 minutes when, from a corner, Conor Ferry headed home to make it 2-1 and it was game on again.Jack Langton, David Nolan and Ronan McEvoy went close before Jason Woods scored on 70 minutes after another brilliant assist from Jack Langton to make it 3-1.Josh Malone then scored a goal for Kilbeggan on the 80th minute but Portlaoise held on and it finished 3-2 – meaning they clinched the league title among jubilant scenes at the final whistle.Best for for Portlaoise were Oisin Kiernan, Alan Roberts, Pauric Cahill, Andrew Swayne, Eoghan Brennan, Ronan McEvoy, Jason Woods and man-of-match Jack Langton who set up all 3 goals for the champions.They will now go on to the U-19 cup where they are in the quarter final stage against Mullingar.Portlaoise: Adam Scully, Eoin Carey, Oisin Kiernan, Pauric Cahill, Alan Roberts, Eoghan Brennan, Jack Langton, Andrew Swayne, Ronan McEvoy, Jason Woods, David Nolan. Subs: Jason Maher, Liam Frazier, Ronan Corr, Ruairi Burke, Mickey Nurney, Jack O’Reilly, Aaron Feane, Conor McKenna, Cillian Reddin.Management Team:Glen Scully and John (Birdie) Langton.SEE ALSO – WATCH: Laois Third Level team up with UCC to launch exciting new courses RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Rugby Community Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government fundinglast_img read more

Laois school set to hold fundraising table quiz

first_img Twitter Laois school set to hold fundraising table quiz TAGSTobar an Léinn By LaoisToday Reporter – 1st November 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Pinterest GAA Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp GAA Quiz Tobar an Léinn Raheen NS Parent’s Association have announced plans to run a fundraising table quiz on Saturday November 8.The school recently raised its second active flag and its first health promotion flag.The school and its staff place its pupils at the heart of everything they do.Music Generation are currently running a drumming programme in the school and the school also is involved in two different art projects The Creative Cluster and The Artist in School Scheme.The school actively promotes Well Being and all the children have the opportunity to take part in Yoga sessions.With this in mind a lot of fundraising has to be done by both the school and the Parent’s Association to help support and facilitate these valuable and beneficial activities.The school recently held a sponsored Witches Walk to raise funds to purchase STEM equipment for the pupils and the PA are running a table quiz in Leonard’s pub, Abbeyleix on Saturday November 8 at 8pm to raise funds to further support the school.There will be a special guest on the night. Prizes will be given for the winning table and the table with the best name.The cost of a table of four is €40 and entries must be submitted to the school by Tuesday November 5 or you can register on the night.All proceeds go to Tobar an Leinn and all support is welcome.SEE ALSO – Laois hurler named Joe McDonagh Cup Player of the Year WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleCome and explore two important topics with Duncan StewartNext article19 caps for Ireland, the Barbarians and a junior hurling title with Clonaslee – the amazing sporting career of Gerry Culliton LaoisToday Reporter Home News Community Laois school set to hold fundraising table quiz NewsCommunity 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebook Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Firms get two years to conform to U.S. Volcker rule, Fed says

Translating climate risks into financial risks takes work Share this article and your comments with peers on social media OSFI seeks to step up sector’s cyber resilience Facebook LinkedIn Twitter U.S. financial regulators say firms will have two years to comply with the Volcker rule, which imposes restrictions on banks’ proprietary trading, hedge fund and private equity activities. The US Federal Reserve Board said Thursday that firms covered by the so-called Volcker Rule will have the full two-year period provided by the statute to fully conform to the rule, which imposes prohibitions and restrictions on proprietary trading activities, and on hedge fund and private equity fund activities and investments by banks. James Langton Related news The Fed says that it has received a number of requests for clarification on the deadlines imposed by the rule. On Thursday it issued a statement to address this question. It notes that the various regulators, including the Fed, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, plan to administer their oversight of the banks under their respective jurisdictions in line with that statement. The agencies have invited public comment on a proposal to implement the Volcker rule, which has proven very controversial with financial firms in the U.S. and elsewhere, including Canada. The regulators have not yet adopted a final version of the rule. In response to the regulators’ announcement, securities industry lobbyists, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, said that the move was appropriate and necessary. Kenneth Bentsen, Jr., executive vice president, public policy and advocacy at SIFMA, said that the guidance, “is critically important because it alleviates concerns over potentially having to comply with a rule whose details had not yet been made clear.” “SIFMA continues to believe that the rule as proposed is structurally flawed, particularly as it relates to the assumption that any activity is prohibited proprietary trading unless otherwise explicitly prescribed,” he added. “We believe this is inconsistent with Congressional intent and results in an overly narrow interpretation of the permitted activities that constrains the beneficial effects those activities have for corporate issuers and investors that rely on the capital markets to meet their business and investment needs.” How should banks allocate capital for crypto? Keywords Banking industry,  Volcker ruleCompanies Federal Reserve Board read more

New Zealand Government acknowledges 175th anniversary of Battle of Ruapekapeka

first_imgNew Zealand Government acknowledges 175th anniversary of Battle of Ruapekapeka The commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Ruapekapeka represents an opportunity for all New Zealanders to reflect on the role these conflicts have had in creating our modern nation, says Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Kiri Allan.“The Battle at Te Ruapekapeka Pā, which took place on 10 and 11 January 1846, marked the end of the Northern War and was the culmination of the first of a series of conflicts signifying the beginning of the New Zealand Wars,” Kiri Allan said.“The conflicts waged during 1845-1846 were some of the earliest occasions where relations between Māori and Europeans deteriorated into open warfare, so it is important to acknowledge and understand the impact they had.“Marking 175 years since the Battle of Ruapekapeka provides us with an opportunity for reflection and remembrance of the events that took place there, and for the stories of our past to be shared more widely.“Now one of our most significant heritage sites, Ruapekapeka is one of the largest and most complex Pā in the country and has been described as a masterpiece of military engineering.“It’s especially important for our rangatahi to learn about their history, because in understanding our past, we can build a stronger foundation for a shared future.“The introduction of New Zealand history into the curriculum of all schools and kura from 2022 will help ensure the important people, places and events in our nation’s past are more deeply understood by future generations.”Commemorative activities to mark the anniversary of the Battle have been organised by local hāpu and will take place at and around Kawiti Marae in Waiomio, Te Taitokerau between 8 and 10 January.A memorial to the British servicemen who died during the Battle will also be unveiled on Wednesday 3 February at the British camp below Te Ruapekapeka Pā, as part of this year’s Waitangi Day activities.“I acknowledge the efforts of Te Ruapekapeka Trust in planning for the anniversary, especially following the recent passing of its chair, Allan Halliday, who was dedicated to developing a powerful and memorable series of commemorative events,” Kiri Allan said. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:anniversary, Arts, Arts, Culture and Heritage, battle, British, culture, Engineering, Europe, future, future generation, Government, Impact, military, Minister, New Zealandlast_img read more

Honda U.K. reveals lifted, off-road Civic Type R rally car

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada advertisement See More Videos If the Type R is Honda’s answer to the question “What if a Civic hatch could absolutely rip?” then the Type R OveRland is the answer to the question “What if a Civic hatch could absolutely rip off-road?” Recently unveiled by Ralph Hosier Engineering and Honda U.K., this hot hatch prototype features a generous lift of over four inches, along with some custom suspension work, and lightweight, rally-ready wheels clothed in some big ol’ BFGoodrich All-Terrains clearly prepared to fling some dirt out behind the OveRland’s hatchback. It’s being called a “concept” at the moment, but Ralph Hosier says they will likely make one-off models for certain VIPs. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”center_img Honda U.K. also unveiled another modified Type R, this one by Team Dynamics Motorsport, featuring 400 horsepower and some sporty looks. It’s cool, but its off-road brother deservedly gets the spotlight. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSCivicHondaNews  Underneath the hood the Type R OveRland has the standard 10th-gen Honda Civic Type R’s 2.0-litre turbo VTEC engine making 315 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque. Further details haven’t been revealed yet as the engineers are still working on the vehicle. The look is very new-age Civic, with wider fenders and low front fascia, but its the big tires and increased height that make it stand out. ‹ Previous Next › PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca last_img read more

Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital organises “ABMH-Pharma Con 2018”

first_img Share Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” More than 300 speakers and delegates from renowned hospitals from all over India participatedAditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra’s first Joint Commission International (JCI), USA and NABH accredited Hospital, organised sixth National Conference on Pharmacy “ABMH Pharma Con – 2018” on December 15-18, 2018 at Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital.The two-day conference witnessed more than 300 participants including speakers and delegates from renowned hospitals from all over India. Eminent healthcare executives mainly the pharmacy heads and PhD (Pharm) professors and deans from universities and hospitals like Marathwada Mitra Mandal’s College Of Pharmacy; Goa Medical College, Goa; SSPMS College, Dhule; D Y Patil College Of Pharmacy, Pune; Dr DY Patil Institute Of Pharmaceutical Sciences And Research, Pune; Indira College Of Pharmacy; Poona college of Pharmacy; Bharti Vidyapeet, Pune; Modern College Of Pharmacy, Moshi amongst others who actively participated and discussed various aspects of Pharmacist’s role.During the two-day conference, various aspects of pharmacist’s role were discussed like pursuit for ‘Inspired Carriers’ In pharmaceutical sciences, stakeholders engagement for good governance in hospital pharmacy operations, role of clinical pharmacist in effective patient care etc. The conference covered debates and multidisciplinary panel discussion on key topics. The second day witnessed paper presentation where participants showcased their talent followed by prize distribution.The following topics were discussed at “ABMH Pharma-Con 2018”:Pursuit For ‘Inspired Carriers’ in pharmaceutical sciences.Stakeholders engagement for good governance in hospital pharmacy operations.Role of clinical pharmacist in effective patient care.Patient safety and pharma co vigilance – The road ahead.Medication management solutions –Future.Legal aspects in hospital pharmacy operations.Hospital accreditation and organisation vide medication safety and pharmacists role.The next generation of pharmacist and new competencies.Need to rationalise use of antibiotics.Community pharmacy and its aspects. The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story By Prabhat Prakash on December 19, 2018 News Read Articlecenter_img MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital organises “ABMH-Pharma Con 2018” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Related Posts Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Mobay Hospital to be renamed for late Dr. Herbert Eldemire

first_imgRelatedMobay Hospital to be renamed for late Dr. Herbert Eldemire RelatedMobay Hospital to be renamed for late Dr. Herbert Eldemire Mobay Hospital to be renamed for late Dr. Herbert Eldemire Health & WellnessOctober 29, 2010 Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Cornwall Regional Hospital in St. James is to be renamed in honour of the late Dr. Herbert Eldemire.Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, made the announcement on (October 27) at the post Cabinet press briefing held at Jamaica House. “The hospital will be renamed as the Herbert Eldemire Hospital,” he said.Dr. Eldemire was responsible for, among other things, the establishment of the Cornwall Regional Hospital, the School of Nursing and introduction of the National Family Planning Programme.He served as Member of Parliament and Minister of Health from 1962 to 1972 and was chairman of the Jamaica Labour Party from 1967 to 1972. He served three terms in Parliament and retired from active politics in 1980.As a physician, he maintained a large private practice in Montego Bay for more than 40 years. He was an avid sportsman and was involved in the promotion of sports, especially boxing.Dr. Eldemire died peacefully at his home in Reading, St. James, on May 20, 2010 after a brief illness. He was 79 years old. Dr. Eldemire is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Jane, Andrea, Denise; son Barney (Herbert Jr.); and brother, Arthur. RelatedMobay Hospital to be renamed for late Dr. Herbert Eldemirelast_img read more

Ministry of Education Mourns Death of Students Killed in Accident at School

first_img Issued by: The Ministry of Education RelatedMinistry of Education Mourns Death of Students Killed in Accident at School Advertisements RelatedMinistry of Education Mourns Death of Students Killed in Accident at School Ministry of Education Mourns Death of Students Killed in Accident at School EducationApril 7, 2011 RelatedMinistry of Education Mourns Death of Students Killed in Accident at School FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Minister of Education, Hon. Andrew Holness, and the staff of the Ministry of Education are in mourning following the death of three students and the injury of several others as a result of a motor vehicle crash in Manchester this morning April 7, 2011. The Ministry expresses condolences to the families of those who died, their schools and communities. A critical response team from the Guidance and Counselling Unit of the Ministry has been mobilised to offer counselling to students and staff of the schools whose students were involved in or saw the accident. The Ministry of Education stands ready to help the families of those who died or were injured in the mishap.last_img read more

34 Serviced Lots to be Developed in Westmoreland Under Squatter Upgrading Programme

first_imgRelatedFive Firms to Bid for Privatisation of Norman Manley International Airport RelatedSafety Audits of New Road Projects to Protect the Most Vulnerable Story HighlightsThirty-four serviced lots are to be developed in Hatfield, Westmoreland, this year under the Squatter Upgrading Programme.The $15 million project is part of infrastructural work being undertaken by the Government to develop and regularise existing informal settlements.Minister with responsibility for Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, in his Sectoral Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on April 28, said the management of informal settlements remains a high priority for the Government. 34 Serviced Lots to be Developed in Westmoreland Under Squatter Upgrading Programme Budget 2015/2016April 29, 2015Written by: Garfield L. Angus FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img RelatedWork Far Advanced For Merger of Island Traffic and Transport Authorities Thirty-four serviced lots are to be developed in Hatfield, Westmoreland, this year under the Squatter Upgrading Programme.The $15 million project is part of infrastructural work being undertaken by the Government to develop and regularise existing informal settlements.Minister with responsibility for Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, in his Sectoral Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on April 28, said the management of informal settlements remains a high priority for the Government.“As such, we continue to develop and improve policies, which will assist in regularising squatter communities,” he noted.He reported that the Secondary Analytical Research on Squatting has been completed and a Cabinet Note will be submitted within the first quarter of this financial year.Minister Guy informed that monitoring activities are also being boosted throughincreased staffing at regional offices, while the Ministry has partnered with various Agencies and Ministries to combat this persistent problem.  These include the National Land Agency (NLA), Urban Development Corporation (UDC), National Water Commission (NWC), Parish Councils, among others.Dr. Guy said that moving forward, the Ministry will continue the development of a typology of squatting islandwide. He informed that eight parishes have already been identified for this exercise, and fieldwork will commence this year.In addition, a squatter census will be conducted to provide accurate demographics on squatting locally. A pilot of this activity was conducted in February in Clarendon, and is intended to guide the approach in other parishes.Minister Guy told the House that the Government is receiving valuable assistance in addressing the problem of informal settlements under the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP).The initiative, being undertaken by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat), through funding from the European Commission, will see several strategies being implemented locally to tackle the issue.Phase I of the project was undertaken in the urban centres of Montego Bay, St. James; May Pen, Clarendon and Old Harbour Bay, St. Catherine.Since September 2014, the Ministry has embarked on the implementation of Phase II of the PSUP, which will see the preparation of six outputs including: a Citywide Situational Analysis Report; a Policy and Regulatory Review Report; report on the Adaptation of the International Guidelines on Decentralisation and Access to Basic Services for all; a Citywide Slum Upgrading Strategy Report; a Resource Mobilisation Report and development of project Concept Notes.Additionally, a midterm evaluation was conducted by the European Commission in March 2015 to assess the progress made by Jamaica with regard to the implementation of the programme.“It should be noted that the process is about participatory action planning, which sees the stakeholders at the local level making a determination on the project outcome they visualise for their communities.  The methodology is of such that it will serve as a blueprint for the upgrading of informal settlements throughout Jamaica,” Minister Guy told the House.Last year, the Ministry, in conjunction with its Agencies, and civil society, completed and submitted Jamaica’s National Habitat Country Report to the UN, which focuses on housing and sustainable urban development. Advertisementslast_img read more

Facebook launches messenger P2P payments in UK

first_img Author Previous ArticleXiaomi moves into Western EuropeNext ArticleLG touts wireless charging credentials Tags Facebook fingers biometric Messenger security Facebook expanded its Messenger payments feature into its second market, 28 months after the service was launched in the US.The service had been widely touted for rollout beyond its home market since being unveiled in 2015. Speculation increased in December 2016 when Facebook received an e-money licence valid for the European Economic Area from the Central Bank of Ireland.Facebook attributed the slow international rollout to the long, complicated, process of integrating the system with companies operating in the finance sector.As with the US version of the service, users can register payment cards with Facebook Messenger and send money to other users in the standard chat window.Alongside payments, artificial intelligence (AI) bot M is also being made available in the UK. The bot will suggest making a money transfer whenever two people are discussing payment-related topics on its platform.Popular featureAccording to the company, the service enjoyed success in its home market partly because “people often want better ways to express themselves when sending money – for example adding accompanying text, emoticons, pictures and GIFs.”P2P payments through chat apps has been one of the hot areas in mobile payments so far in 2017, as major players across the world work on integrating chat into payment apps and money transfer into chat.In India last week, popular wallet provider Paytm added Inbox after message app Hike added P2P money transfer earlier in the year. Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on a similar feature, while Apple is set to add payments to its US iMessage platform in a future update of iOS11.Chat payments are already available from China’s market leaders WeChat Pay and Alipay. Chris Donkin P2P payment start-up eyes cashless Middle East role Related Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Home Facebook launches messenger P2P payments in UK Domestic P2P transactions to top 200 Billion in 2024 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 07 NOV 2017 Facebook MessengerP2Plast_img read more

Businesses being urged to improve security after Letterkenny and Laghey break-ins

first_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Businesses being urged to improve security after Letterkenny and Laghey break-ins Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Google+center_img Gardai are urging business people to review their security systems following a break-in at Kernan’s Filling Station at Tullygay near New Mills on the outskirts of Letterkenny.A quantity of cash was taken, along with a number of other items.Access was gained through the roof, in what gardai believe was a well planned operation, which involved removing the CCTV system.Gardai are also looking at whether this incident is linked to a break in six days earlier in Laghey.Crime Prevention officer Sergeant Wallace says both these incidents point to the need for better security in all businesses.He says both incidents bore striking similarities…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/pw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Homepage BannerNews Previous articlePeter Canavan urging fixture changes ahead of All Ireland Ladies FinalNext articleA6 gets the go ahead after environmentalist loses appeal News Highland WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – September 19, 2017 Facebook Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Forwarders forced to duck and dive as China imposes VAT on ocean cargo

first_img Shippers and forwarders on the Asia-Europe trade are faced with new charges after carriers confirmed that they would be adding a further 6% to freight rates in response to the Chinese government’s decision to introduce VAT on ocean shipments.Late last month, Hapag-Lloyd sent a circular to customers that stated that it would be “required to collect the full applicable amount of this VAT from the customer on behalf of the PRC [People’s Republic of China] government and remit it to the government”.It added: “In light of the above, Hapag-Lloyd will be required to comply. We need to collect an additional 6% of value-added tax (VAT) as well as any other applicable local and/or provincial taxes or charges, as now constituted or as they may be modified, if and where relevant. The tax is applicable to all ocean freight and charges payable in China, with effect from August 1, 2013 based on the issuance date of the invoice.”But the new tax’s introduction has already prompted efforts to find ways to avoid it. By Gavin van Marle 15/08/2013 One forwarder told The Loadstar he believed it would result in container line customers looking for other ways of paying their freight charges. “Whether it is a freight forwarder or a BCO [beneficial cargo owner], I’m sure they will change their INCOTERMS, most likely to freight on board (FOB),” he saidBy paying freight charges in a non-China jurisdiction, carrier customers will be able to avoid the Chinese VAT charge, and the source argued that the introduction of the new tax was likely to have the opposite effect to that intended.“The Chinese government is going to lose a load of trade that would have seen cash flow going through China, and instead we are now looking to pay freight in Hong Kong or Singapore,” he said.At least two of his accounts were actively switching their freight bills from a pre-paid to an FOB model, while several shipping lines are taking pre-paid freight through Hong Kong and Singapore.The introduction of VAT coincides with most of the major lines announcing further general rate increases to be introduced on 1 September, news that is fast becoming a monthly event.Yesterday Maersk Line sent an advisory to customers announcing the implementation of a $400 per teu from Asia to Northern Europe, and $500 per teu to Mediterranean ports. This followed announcements from Mediterranean Shipping Co and Hapag-Lloyd of $500 per teu GRIs around the same time, while CMA CGM has opted for a $450 per teu rate hike.At the end of last week, the Asia-North Europe spot rate on the Shanghai Containerised Freight Index slipped 4.3% to $1,436 per teu, little more than 10 days after most carriers on the trade had attempted a  GRI of $300-500 per teu.last_img read more

Hendricks, Van Staden, Vermeulen among Bulls award winners

first_imgHendricks, Van Staden, Vermeulen among Bulls award winners ‘ GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in Bulls, Top headlines Cornal Hendricks lifts the Currie Cup ‘ From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVFormer Springbok, Bulls, Lions and Stormers scrumhalf Jano Vermaak names a team of the best he played alongside and against.SA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo Marco van Staden and Cornal Hendricks were named joint winners of the Players of the Year accolade during the Vodacom Bulls awards ceremony on Friday.The Blue Bulls Company held their combined awards ceremony for the 2020-21 season on the very field where they lifted both the Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked and Carling Currie Cup trophies earlier in the season.The event took place under the stars above Loftus Versfeld in a picnic-styled celebration, where players, management, sponsors, stakeholders and family came together to celebrate the on-field success of the franchise.The setting on the A field also ensured that there was enough social distance between the guests, and that all other Covid-19 protocols could be strictly followed.‘A special mention must go to Vodacom Bulls captain and Springbok World Cup-winning No 8 Duane Vermeulen as well as one of rugby’s greatest comeback stories, Cornal Hendricks, as they continued to rack up the accolades after winning SA Rugby’s Player of the Year and Carling Currie Cup Player of the Year in the past week,’ a statement read.‘Furthermore, the announcement of Marco van Staden and Hendricks as joint winners of Vodacom’s Players of the Year marks the first time in this franchise’s proud history.’U21Forward of the Year: Jordan van DykBack of the Year: Stravino JacobsPlayer of the Year: Janco UysCarling Currie CupForward of the Year: Trevor NyakaneBack of the Year: Cornal HendricksPlayer of the Year: Duane VermeulenVodacom Super Rugby UnlockedForward of the Year: Ruan NortjeBack of the Year: Ivan van ZylPlayer of the Year: Marco van StadenMain AwardsEmployee of the Year: Douglas ChaukeMost Improved of the Year: Stravino JacobsNewcomer of the Year: David KrielTeam Man of the Year: Jan UysFans’ Player of the Year (APP): Duane VermeulenPlayers of the Year: Marco van Staden and Cornal HendricksALSO READ: What’s in our new issue?Subscribe here Published on March 13, 2021 center_img 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo SumabisThis Is What Happens To Your Body If You Sleep With Socks OnSumabis|SponsoredSponsoredUndo  140  7 ‘ ‘ MoneyMorningPaperThe 10 Richest Families Of The World. Especially No. 6 Is A Complete Surprise.MoneyMorningPaper|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Post by Craig Lewislast_img read more

Advisers managing $686 million affiliate with Raymond James

first_img 4 Bill Sherlach, Jim Mead and Sal Trombetta, who operate as the IST Group and managed $336 million at Morgan Stanley, are based in Fairfield, Connecticut.Brian M. Marino, Gene Craciun and their five-person team, who operate as OnPoint Wealth Partners in Cleveland, manage $250 million and were formerly affiliated with MML Investors Services.[More: Switching firms can cost advisers 19% of assets: Cerulli]Former Merrill Lynch adviser Jeffrey Fitz, who managed more than $50 million in Briarcliff Manor, New York, and John Meaken, who also manages more than $50 million and was formerly affiliated with LPL in Beverly, Massachusetts, also affiliated with Raymond James through Boston Harbor Wealth Advisors.[More: Facing competition, Raymond James boosts recruiting bonus] For reprint and licensing requests for this article, click here,MOST READ Why Tony Robbins, tax shelters and financial advisers don’t mix House committee poised to advance SECURE 2.0 retirement savings bill InvestCloud to acquire Advicent and NaviPlan planning software Newsletters 1 The Gates divorce: Lessons for financial advisers Subscribe for original insights, commentary and analysis of the issues facing the financial advice community, from the InvestmentNews team. House panel unanimously passes SECURE 2.0 Boston Harbor Wealth Advisors, a super office of supervisory jurisdiction for Raymond James, has attracted advisers from Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch, as well as two independent teams, who collectively manage $686 million in assets. 2 3 5last_img read more

Global capital and global project development: An interview with Conergy CEO Andrew de Pass

first_imgGlobal capital and global project development: An interview with Conergy CEO Andrew de Passpv magazine caught up with Conergy CEO Andrew de Pass at the BNEF Future of Energy Summit in New York City, and we talked with him about the company’s work in Southeast Asia and larger impacts of SunEdison’s pending bankruptcy for solar developers. April 5, 2016 Christian Roselund Events Legal Markets Markets & Policy Share pv magazine: Can you give us a broad overview of Conergy’s global solar development and asset management business, and the main markets that you operate in? de Pass: Conergy continues to be focused on development, finance, installation and long-term asset management throughout our platform, operating out of 15 countries through three hubs: Singapore for APAC, Miami for the Americas, and Hamburg for Middle East, Africa and India. In 2015 we developed and built around 450 MW, with about $500 million of revenue. That’s around a 50% increase from our 295 MW globally in 2014.We benefit from our global diversification, in that in 2014 our biggest market was the UK, in 2015 our largest market was Southeast Asia, primarily the Philippines, and in 2016, thanks the extension of the ITC credit and a fabulous development and finance team, the U.S. will be our largest market. We continue to see, as a developer that also can build and manage assets long-term, significant pools of new capital coming in to own solar. We know solar is like real estate without occupancy risk. So in the last two quarters there has been significant interest from pension funds and sovereign wealth funds, to deploy capital globally to developers like Conergy.pv magazine: I recently reported on your successful completion of 200 MW of projects in the Philippines by the feed-in tariff deadline. Congratulations. You don’t hear as much about the Philippines, but it seems that it will be a significant market if policy support continues. Can you comment briefly on what’s going on in the Philippines? de Pass: Well, the Philippines, they have an offer that comes out usually in the first quarter of each year, and solar is a grid-parity offer and they do have significant capacity constraints with their current fleet. So this is been a grid parity story, although there is some PPA support from the government. ??Prior to the Philippines, we were the leader in Thailand, that had a very large solar program, where we developed and built over 150 MW. Last year we entered into Indonesia with the first utility-scale solar plant, small at around 5 MW, but there is supposed to be over a 2 GW market in Indonesia. And now we planning on entering the market in Malaysia, with one other party for a 55 MW plant.So Southeast Asia is a very interesting growth market. There is policy support from the governments, but also in most cases they are grid parity markets. pv magazine: Right now we are preparing for the pending bankruptcy of the largest renewable energy developer globally. What is it like to be operating as a developer at this time, and do you think that the SunEdison bankruptcy will have larger impacts?de Pass: Regarding the SunEdison pending bankruptcy, a lot of SunEdison’s problems were self-inflicted, very similar to what Conergy did five years ago. They went public, the market loved them, very high market value, then they loaded on too much corporate-level debt, and with that got very aggressive with acquisitions and vertical and horizontal integration – and hit a wall. That was Conergy five years ago, and that is SunEdison today. I think what you have to do is to separate a global developer from the actual asset themselves. Regarding the solar projects themselves, there is very little impact. We see that the banks are there as they always have been, lending at very interesting terms, and we’re also seeing a lot of interest in the equity of projects from pension funds and sovereign wealth funds, family offices and high net worth.I think it will clearly be among the top non-financial bankruptcies when you get a filing, so people will lose money. Investors lost money, a lot of supposedly smart hedge funds lost money, in the collapse of the stock price, and creditors will lose money. That’s not helpful to us in the very short term, as we are very similar to SunEdison albeit smaller, as we do have a global footprint. You also have suppliers – module and inverter suppliers – with a lot of exposure to SunEdison. So we have some concern about it.?I think the thing about the SunEdison process is that it is absolutely a self-inflicted situation. pv magazine: Absolutely. We in the renewable energy space understand this.de Pass: I still have to answer the question from people who are not in the space. Even some of our employees, they have gone through many restructurings, they are still in Hamburg, they are going to see this and go, God, what is going on now? So I put out a video today to all of our employees to tell them: We are in a good position, the business model is tough, we have very little corporate debt, and we are going to be OK.pv magazine: To get to the asset management portion: Yieldcos have become the rage, all of these different companies have started yieldcos, even these companies which were initially somewhat resistant, like SunPower and First Solar. Conergy’s asset management has followed a different model. Can you talk about that choice?de Pass: We have moved into selective asset ownership. Selective means that we can only own based on the capital that we have. And that is anchored in the U.S. and specifcally around 70 MW in North Carolina, around 20 MW in the UK, and we will have around 13 MW in Australia, which includes a storage solution. So our approach will be to be the integrated asset manager for other pools of capital. So asset management means technical operations & maintenance, which we will outsource, financial and contract compliance. So think of us more as developing private yieldcos.This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: [email protected] content ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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County unemployment rate drops in May

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Top Searches Top Searches SchwFotbballCourt County unemployment rate drops in MayJune 28, 2018gpsadminNews0 Better weather brings more jobs, most with lower wages By Patricia BeechPeople’s DefenderThe Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has reported that Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 4.2 was unchanged from April to May 2018, and remained higher than the national rate of 3.8 percent for the 12th consecutive month.The BLS also reported that Adams County’s unemployment rate dropped in the same period of time from 6.0 to 5.4 percent.According to Debora Plymail, Director of OhioMeansJobs for Adams and Brown Counties, the drop in numbers comes as no surprise.“Our county’s unemployment rate usually changes because of better weather, but from October through January our rate tends to go up because employers aren’t hiring as much,” she says. “We’re used to seeing that kind of employment cycle in our county. It’s been that way for the entire 28 years that I’ve worked here.”She says her office is “seeing quite a few local jobs come across our desks”.“The wages aren’t exactly what we like to see, but for someone just starting out in the workforce on an entry level job, it will do until they get experience and move up to a better wage.”Plymail said young people seeking seasonal work during the summer months also impacts the local job market numbers.“We don’t see as many young people coming into the center during the summer, but we do see an increase in our youth applications beginning in mid-April,” she says. “Through our youth program, which assists young people from ages 14 to 24, we have placed approximately 90 young adults on work sites across Adams County.”As director of OhioMeansJobs, Plymail oversees a two-pronged program that offers both job-training services and job-searching services, which are available to everyone, “from GED’s to PHD’s” at no cost.“We call them the universal customer,” she says. “We tell everyone we’re just another tool in your tool box to help you as you’re looking for a job.”Dislocated and soon-to-be-dislocated workers from the J.M. Stuart and Killen coal-fired power plants in Manchester are among those who used resources offered by the OhioMeansJobs office.“We had 282 visits from 202 individuals at our Transition Center in Manchester,” says Plymail. “After the center closes we’ll continue to see the DP&L workers in our Winchester and Brown County offices.”The closure of the Transition Center is scheduled to coincide with the final shut down of the power plants in June.Among the state’s 88 counties, preliminary May unemployment rates ranged from a low of 2.5 percent in Mercer County to a high of 6.5 percent in Monroe County.According to BLS, from April, unemployment rates decreased in 41 counties, increased in 32 counties, and didn’t change at all in 15 counties.The comparable rate for Ohio was 4.2 percent in May.Five counties had unemployment rates at or below 3.0 percent in May. Those with the lowest rates, other than Mercer were: Holmes, Putnam, and Wyandot with 2.9 percent and Auglaize with 3.0 percent.Eight counties had unemployment rates at or above 5.5 percent in the same period including: Monroe at 6.5 percent; Scioto, 5.8 percent; Coshocton and Jackson, 5.6 percent; and Jefferson, Noble, and Pike, 5.5 percent. The OhioMeansJobs office in Winchester reports 282 visits from individuals affected by the closing of the two local power plants. (Provided photo) https://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_OhioMeansJobs-Cntr.-Front.jpgThe OhioMeansJobs office in Winchester reports 282 visits from individuals affected by the closing of the two local power plants. (Provided photo) Better weather brings more jobs, most with lower wages last_img read more

Thousands of Denver public school teachers go on strike in fight for higher pay

first_imgmartinedoucet/iStock(DENVER) — Thousands of public school teachers in Denver walked off their jobs on Monday and formed picket lines for the first time in 25 years to demand higher wages and stem the tide of educators they say are going to neighboring school district to boost their pay.Members of the Denver Classroom Teachers Association wearing “Red for Ed” T-shirts under or over bulky jackets kicked off their strike at 7 a.m. local time, forming picket lines around schools in the bone-chilling 21-degree weather and chanting, “If they won’t pay us, shut it down.”“I’m anxious, scared, but I’m also angry and I think a lot of us are angry. We have had enough,” Laurel Davis, a second-grade teacher at Bill Roberts Elementary School, told ABC affiliate station KMGH-TV.The teachers’ union broke off negotiations on Saturday after spending 15 months trying to come to an agreement with the Denver Public School District to significantly increase teachers’ salaries to compete with surrounding school districts.There are about 5,600 teachers who work at the district’s 160 schools. It was unclear how many signed in at picket lines.School district officials claimed that only about 2,100 teachers called in absent on Monday, a number that was disputed by the union.The Denver School District has hired hundreds of substitute teacher to keep classrooms open for 92,000 students in the district.The union is proposing a $28.5 million in teacher compensation while the school district’s latest offer came to $23.3 million. Union representatives say the district’s offer ties raises to bonuses and credits for teachers who further their education or work in high-poverty schools.“We feel like it’s been a game they’ve been playing with us for months,” said Davis.For veteran high school math teacher Kathleen Braun, it will be her third strike in the Denver School district in 50 years. Braun joined teachers on picket lines in 1969 and again in 1994.“What we’re really talking about is can a teacher work full-time and do what is necessary for our students?” Braun told KMGH.Union representatives claim many teachers have to work extra jobs just to make ends meet, or leave the district for higher paying jobs in neighboring school districts.“We think it’s important that DPS sees and knows and understands what it’s like not to have teachers in the classroom every day because they need us,” Rob Gould, lead negotiator for the teachers’ union, said at a news conference Monday morning.Henry Ramon, president of the Denver Classroom Teachers Association, said he hopes the walkout will be brief. The union plans to return to the negotiating table on Tuesday.“We really need a cooling off period for both sides to come to the table with proposals that really benefit everybody,” Ramon said Monday. “Bonuses have really proven ineffective and our students are paying the price of this experiment.”The average starting pay for teachers in Denver is $43,255. The union is asking that starting pay be boosted to $45,800.Union representatives say starting pay at the neighboring Westminster Public School District is about $50,000.“We’re looking for a fair and reliable pay system that actually retains teachers in Denver,” Gould said. “We’ve had a 20 percent turnover rate year after year. The district, they’ve been doubling down on these bonuses that are unreliable and they haven’t supported student needs.”Susana Cordova, superintendent of Denver Public Schools, said the district’s latest offer includes $2.5 million to boost overall teacher pay by cutting about 150 administrative jobs.Cordova said that under the district’s offer, all teachers would get an 11 percent raise next year.“Rather than sticking with it and figuring it out, I’m incredibly disappointed that they walked away,” Cordova said of the teacher’s union, according to KMGH-TV.Second-grade teacher Jaimie Jackson said she’ll stay on the picket line as long as it takes. She said she’s not just doing it for herself and other teachers, but also for her young daughter and other children in the school district.“I feel like I’m showing her what it means to stand up for what you believe in,” Jackson told KMGH. “And I’m showing her what it means to do what you need to do to elevate your profession.”The Denver teachers’ strike comes less than a month after 30,000 Los Angeles teachers went on strike for six days over funding and staffing at schools. The teachers approved a contract that hiked their pay by about 6 percent and achieved a commitment from the Los Angeles Unified School District to reduce class sizes over four years.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Disarray in Washington Catches Moscow off Guard

first_imgWhile a group of right-wing Donald Trump supporters caused havoc in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021, Moscow officials were celebrating Orthodox Christmas Eve. President Vladimir Putin and his cohorts were attending mass, state TV channels were broadcasting live church services instead of political commentary, and the Russian capital was essentially closed for all official business. Moscow’s reaction to the riots and sacking of the United States Congress was, therefore, not immediate and not well orchestrated. The kneejerk reactions of the Russian authorities mostly took the form of gloating about the US’s failure to do things properly. The chair of the Federation Council (upper chamber of the Russian parliament) Foreign Affairs Committee, Konstantin Kosachev, wrote on his Facebook page, “America is split in half, its political two-party system has failed, its elections are rigged, and Trump is an eccentric narcissist venturer pretending to maintain course at the helm of a sinking ship.” Kosachev’s bottom line: the United States must never again try to instruct others how to conduct democratic elections (TASS, January 7, 2021). The speaker of the State Duma (lower chamber of parliament), Vyacheslav Volodin, insisted the US needs to enact constitutional reforms to abolish the outdated Electoral College, which he characterized as essentially undemocratic and which thwarts the will of the people, who should be electing their leaders directly, like in Russia. “America must better concentrate its efforts on solving its own problems and stop interfering in the affairs of other nations,” Volodin declared (Interfax, January 7, 2021).Putin, who has held supreme power in Russia for two decades, had previously also publicly scorned the Electoral College system as “undemocratic.” And today, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs specifically identified the “archaic Electoral College” as the main cause of yesterday’s turmoil on Capitol Hill. Russian propaganda is currently reproaching Washington for having witnessed its own “colored revolution,” allegedly putting it on par with Kyrgyzstan and its capital Bishkek (Interfax, January 7, 2021).The attack on the US Capitol was followed several hours later with an overwhelming vote by Congress to reject all objections to the certification of Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris’ November election victory. The ruling class in the US looks to have closed ranks in the face of Wednesday’s chaotic events for the time being, while President Trump could feasibly face the threat of another impeachment in the coming days that might ban him from holding public office ever again. This was hardly the outcome Moscow anticipated. On January 3, Russia’s flamboyant nationalist politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who often articulates backroom Kremlin opinions, wrote on his personal Telegram channel, “Trump still has a chance to stay on as president. He may declare an emergency and use his extensive powers and the military to overturn the election results—if only he has the will and courage to act” (T.me/zhirinovskylive, January 3, 2021).On January 6, just before the violent breach of the Capitol building, the website of Tsargrad TV, owned by the conservative Russian Orthodox pro-Putin billionaire Konstantin Malofeev (under US sanctions for his role in destabilizing Ukraine), published a detailed prognosis scenario of how events in Washington were likely to play out that day as Congress undertook the certification of the Electoral College vote. The online article predicted Vice President Michael Pence would stand strong for Trump, supported by the Republic Party and the President’s stirred-up base. Pence would dismiss the “fraudulent Electoral College votes” cast for Biden/Harris during the joint session of Congress. At that point, Trump would supposedly declare martial law and send federal troops into swing states. Swiftly organized military tribunals would overturn the election results and Trump would triumphantly secure his second term. The alternative scenario, according to the Tsargrad TV piece, was full capitulation and defeat, since by January 6, 2021, “Trump had his back to the wall after the Democrats have stolen [sic] the presidential election and also the Georgia senate races. Only martial law may prevent a full takeover of power by the Democrats” (Tsargrad TV, January 6, 2021).As seen from Moscow, Trump and his team ultimately lacked the “will and courage to act” and purge their enemies. Veterans of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) have decried the performance of the US security forces guarding the Capitol on January 6 as totally inadequate, unprofessional and possibly “politically motivated by sympathy for the attackers” (RIA Novosti, January 2, 2021). In the Russian leadership’s eyes, Pence failed to stand up for Trump, and now Moscow will be forced to live with the consequences. According to a leading expert from the Russia State Institute of USA and Canada, Vladimir Vasiliev, “The American people still believe in Trump and do not recognize the election results [sic],” so the incoming Biden administration will not dare to indict or imprison Trump. More mass civil violence is possible in the United States, as occurred in the 1960s and 1970s. The only way to stabilize a deeply split America is to find a unifying common enemy: Russia and/or China (Moskovsky Komsomolets, January 7, 2021).Optimism still exists in Moscow that the Biden administration will, at the last minute, prolong the New START nuclear arms control treaty, which expires on February 5, 2021; but that seems to be the only bright spot in an increasingly gloomy future (see EDM, December 17, 2020). Moscow is bracing for new punitive sanctions as punishment for the massive cyberattack allegedly by Russian intelligence–connected hackers. The Russian authorities deny any involvement or responsibility. Another outstanding case is the August 2020 poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny via the Novichok nerve agent, in Tomsk. In March 2018, former double agent and Russian military intelligence colonel Sergei Skripal along with his daughter Yulia were poisoned by Novichok in Salisbury, England. In response, Washington at that time referenced the 1991 US Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act, which requires severe punitive sanctions against countries that produce and use chemical weapons of mass destruction; but the Trump administration ultimately refused to enact them. Now, however, both Russian cyber hacking and Skripal nerve agent attacks may serve as justification for additional US sanctions against Moscow. The pro-Kremlin news site Vzglad believes the Biden administration will understand that the real US enemy is China, which is economically much stronger than Russia and has a military that is growing in power much faster. Moscow seems to hold out hope that the Biden team will overlook Russian transgressions in order to deal with the much more serious Chinese treat (Vzglyad, January 2, 2021). But such hopes may prove misplaced.last_img read more


first_imgAnticipated Begin Date: Principal Duties: Applications Open: Mar 15 2021 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close: Rachel [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) This position is in the Division of MIS and Bariatric Surgery andwill perform minimally invasive general surgery services to includecomplex foregut surgery, bariatric surgery, advanced endoscopicprocedures, and abdominal wall surgery/reconstruction, in additionto the full breadth of general surgery. If interested andappropriately trained, the successful candidate may perform open,laparoscopic and robotic abdominal wall surgery via our HerniaCenter and/or contribute as an active member of our MBASQIPaccredited bariatric surgery program. Participation in teachingfellows, residents, and medical students, and involvement in ascholarly clinical or basic science research program is required.The successful candidate will participate in professional, public,and university service.The candidate must have the credentials that meet the University ofWisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health criteria forpromotion of appointment on the CHS track. Work Type: MD or equivalent is required. Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Ongoing/Renewable Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Contact: License or Certificate: Job no: 232091-ASWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPH/SURGERY/MISLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services Official Title: Candidate is required to have or be eligible for a WisconsinMedical License. Board Eligible/Board Certified in Surgery throughthe American Board of Surgery or equivalent. Must be eligible forenrollment as a billing provider and for all necessary hospitalprivileges. NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) Full or Part Time: 50% – 100% JULY 01, 2021 Position Summary:center_img Employment Class: Salary: Instructions to Applicants: Appointment Type, Duration: ASSOC PROFESSOR (CHS)(D02NN) or ASST PROFESSOR (CHS)(D03NN) Completion of an approved general surgery residency program and anAdvanced GI/MIS +/- Bariatric fellowship (or expertise in MISforegut/bariatric surgery) required.Candidates must possess clinical and academic credentialssufficient for appointment at the Assistant Professor or AssociateProfessor rank. The candidate must have the credentials that meetthe University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Healthcriteria for promotion or appointment on the Clinical HealthSciences Track. Rank will depend on candidate’s interest andacademic credentials. A539712-MEDICAL SCHOOL/SURGERY/MIS Job Number: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ To apply, click “” to upload a CV and cover letter. In your coverletter please detail your clinical experience and interests as itrelates to this position, as well as statements of research andteaching interests.The deadline for assuring full consideration is April 16, 2021however positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. Degree and Area of Specialization: Academic Staff-Renewable The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilitieswill remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . 232091-AS Department(s): Institutional Statement on Diversity: The Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School ofMedicine and Public Health is seeking a full-time, fellowshiptrained, Adv GI/MIS (+/- Bariatric) surgeon to join ourwell-established Division of MIS and Bariatric Surgery. Expertiseor training in the spectrum of MIS surgery (foregut, bariatrics,advanced endoscopy, and abdominal wall reconstruction) and awillingness to practice general surgery as part of our MIS team aremandatory. Candidates should be able to deliver high-qualitypatient care, be excited about participating in teaching fellows,residents, and medical students, and be involved in a scholarlyclinical or basic science research program. Interested candidatesshould be dynamic, innovative individuals with experience,training, and interest in contributing to our outstanding MISteam.The successful applicant must have a strong interest in clinicalpractice and a demonstrated background in research, education, andtraining. The ideal applicant should have a desire to develop arobust and academically-focused clinical practice while beingintegrally involved in the education and training of our MISfellow, general surgery residents and medical students. TheDepartment provides an extensive infrastructure to support bothclinical, HSR, and basic science research interests.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion.last_img read more

Chief Communications Officer

first_imgSpecific Duties Include, but are not limited to: With other senior administrators, maintain appropriatecommunications and media policies to ensure that privacyregulations, public safety efforts, and HKS-wide practices areunderstood and effectively implemented. Job FunctionCommunicationsSub Unit————LocationUSA – MA – CambridgeDepartmentOffice of Communications and Public AffairsTime StatusFull-timeUnion00 – Non Union, Exempt or TemporarySalary Grade062Pre-Employment ScreeningEducation, IdentityEEO StatementWe are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protectedveteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy andpregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protectedby law.Basic QualificationsBachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of experience inprogressively responsible positions within the Communicationsfield. Experience managing staff.Application Instructions:Please submit a Resume and Cover Letter along with a 1-2 paragraphstatement describing how you have worked to create and foster aninclusive work environment. Knowledgeable and committed to the mission of education andresearch and /or public policy and leadership. Be an innovative and strategic leader of communicationsefforts. Additional Qualifications and Skills Master’s degree in communications, journalism, or a relatedfield preferred.PI134003922 Be skilled in leading, motivating, and developing a diverseteam of strategic communications professionals, and in being a rolemodel who demonstrates respectful behavior with multiplestakeholders. Demonstrated experience in diversity-related communications andability to make strategic diversity-related decisions with regardsto all communications. Additional InformationApplication Instructions:Please submit a Resume and Cover Letter along with a 1-2 paragraphstatement describing how you have worked to create and foster aninclusive work environment.Please note: During the current period of Covid-19 relatedrestrictions, this position may start as a remote position, withtransition to onsite in Cambridge, Massachusetts when the officereopens. We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and liftingof restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibilitywith our interview process. We will be conducting interviewsvirtually for selected candidates until further notice.Salary Range: $160,200 – $295,600Note: Starting salaries typically fall in the lower half ofthe salary range; however, they are ultimately determined by thescope of the position, the candidate’s relevant experience, andinternal equity.Harvard Kennedy School’s Mission and Commitment to Diversity,Inclusion, and BelongingAt Harvard Kennedy School, fostering a diverse and inclusivecommunity where everyone feels they belong is a matter of basicfairness consistent with our core values as an institution. It isalso essential to our mission of improving public policy andleadership-because recruiting the best people and creating anenvironment where they can thrive make us better at what we do,because we learn more from people with different perspectives, andbecause we work in diverse groups and serve diversesocieties.Learn more about Harvard Kennedy School’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging.Harvard offers a generous benefits package including:Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paidsick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days peryear.Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medicalplans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of yourstart date.Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vestingafter 3 years of service.Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistanceprogram, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School anddiscounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass aswell as additional options to assist employees in their dailycommute.Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at littleor no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition,meditation and complimentary health services.Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events andmany discounts throughout metro Boston.We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide VisaSponsorship.Harvard University requires pre-employment references andbackground checks.Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy,sustainable learning and working environment Job CodeCM0262 Communications Management DirJob-Specific ResponsibilitiesThe Chief Communications Officer will lead a 15-person team ofprofessionals in developing and executing an integrated strategiccommunications and engagement plan that will magnify HKS’s voiceand strengthen its reputation with public officials, thoughleaders, and prospective students. Work closely with the Dean, Executive Dean, and the Dean’sOffice as well as with other HKS leaders, faculty, andcommunications experts. Build effective relationships with allmembers of the HKS community and provide guidance on a wide rangeof communications issues. Lead the HKS-wide communications affinitygroup, which includes communications staffers from otheradministrative departments and HKS Research Centers, to ensureintegration and consistency. Have a successful track record of moving projects forward,coordinating multiple programs simultaneously, thinking critically,and anticipating future demands and developing forward-thinkingapproaches. Have excellent oral and written communication skills. Have demonstrated savvy and success in contemporary mediarelations, including adeptness at coordinating press for largeevents and proven effectiveness in employing social media and otherdigital technologies. Spearhead media relations, particularly in the area of crisiscommunications. Harvard UniversityChief Communications OfficerHarvard Kennedy School53862BRJob SummaryThrough research, teaching, and engagement with practitioners,Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government (HKS)improves public policy and public leadership so that people canlive in societies that are safer, freer, more just, and moresustainably prosperous. As Chief Communications Officer, you willplay a central role in amplifying the impact of HKS’s ideas andenhancing HKS’s reputation locally, nationally, andinternationally. We seek an innovative and strategic leader withdemonstrated savvy in contemporary communications strategy andmedia relations, able to execute effectively and achieve change ina large, complex, decentralized, and mission-driven organization,and skilled in leading, motivating, and developing a diverse teamof strategic communications professionals. We are committed tofostering a diverse and inclusive workplace culture and seekapplications from candidates who share our values andcommitment. With the communications team, develop strategic communicationsprograms encompassing media relations, digital communications,publications, and marketing programs, for both internal andexternal audiences. Take a proactive approach to ensure that HKSmessages and stories reach key target audiences and have impact.Drive the development of a compelling and effective digitalpresence resulting in vibrant and responsive online communicationsthat support key program objectives and initiatives. Bolsterinternal and external communications regarding HKS’s initiatives ondiversity, equity, and inclusion. Have demonstrated experience in crisis communications Be a self-starter with high energy and a focus on results. Be able to execute effectively and achieve change in a large,complex, decentralized, and mission-driven organization. Provide leadership and effective personnel management to thecommunications team, promoting collaborative interdisciplinaryteamwork, open communication, responsible self-direction, andexcellence in all aspects of execution. With the communications team, execute the communicationsprograms with excellence, bringing a high degree of care andprecision to all aspects of communications.last_img read more

The Real Deal’s Summer Tri-State issue is live for subscribers!

first_imgThe Real Deal’s Summer2019 Tri-State issue is now live, and digital subscribers to TRD are getting a first look at what’s inside. Subscribers now have access to the following stories:— Our cover story on the much ballyhooed upcoming opening of the American Dream mega-mall in East Rutherford, NJ.— Our deep dive into the plans New York landlords are making to chase higher cap rates up in Northern New York, and why eviction laws and local activism on rent regulations could thwart their plans.— An interview with Mack-Cali CEO Michael DeMarco on his plans for the Jersey City-based REIT, which has recently sold off hundreds of millions of dollars-worth of suburban office properties in the Tri-State region.— There’s staging and then there’s showcasing: Hamptons brokers clue us into the must-have for any high-end listing heading to market.ADVERTISEMENT— A look at the priciest listings on the market right now in Westchester County.— A ranking of the biggest deals transacted in New Jersey’s Opportunity Zones in the last six months (spoiler: Newark’s seeing tons of activity and sellers are getting double or triple what they paid).And there’s plenty more for readers to enjoy in our third  Tri-State issue, which covers the latest commercial and residential real estate developments in Fairfield County, Long Island, the Hamptons, North Jersey, Westchester County and beyond.Subscribe now to read the issue in full! Non-subscribers will receive access to TRD’s Tri-State print stories on August 26. Enjoy the issue! This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Shearings CEO Denis Wormwell resigns

first_imgDenis Wormwell, 55, has resigned as CEO of Shearings Leisure Group, the specialist operator of escorted tours and leisure hotels. He leaves on 31 December “to pursue a non-executive career.”Group CFO and Deputy CEO Gary Speakman will become Interim CEO until a replacement is announced next year. The recruitment process started this week.Mr Wormwell, who joined the business a decade ago, led the management buyout of the business from 3i in 2014 and its sale to Lone Star Funds earlier this year. Says Mr Wormwell: “The past months have seen us working alongside our new shareholders to outline the growth strategy going forward and now is the perfect time to hand over the leadership baton for my successor to take it on to the next stage.“Nine years is a long time as CEO and I feel I have achieved everything that I set out to do.“I am delighted to be leaving the role with the business in a strong position.“I am looking forward to embarking on a non-executive career, adding to the two non-executive positions I hold already.”Earlier this year, the Group announced its third successive year of growth in revenues, profits and passenger numbers on the back of strong demand for UK holidays. It said trading in the current financial year was also ahead of last year.last_img read more

New clout for NATO’s civil arm

first_imgIf the US abandons Bosnia, the rest of the world will follow. Many fear that could leave the door wide open to a return of anarchy and a resumption of violence.As to reform of NATO structures, a recent meeting of defence ministers in Maastricht increased the likelihood of Spain joining the military alliance fully by the end of the year, and Greece and Turkey solving their problems in the Aegean.But France is almost certain not to become a full NATO member for some time to come, as squabbles continue with Washington over who heads the southern command in Naples.Although the NAA resolutions on both subjects may have little direct effect, Lunn is confident that they will not fall on deaf ears. “For a while at least, we enjoy a little bit of leverage,” he declared. Set up in the 1950s to give the military alliance some level of civil supervision, the assembly consists of back-bench – although often influential – parliamentarians from all of the organisation’s member states. But it remains purely a forum for discussion, with no formal power over NATO’s actions.“We are not a policy-making body; we are policy-reflecting and information gathering,” said Lunn.But since NATO leaders invited the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland to join the organisation in Madrid this summer, it has become increasingly apparent that national parliaments will not rubber-stamp the decision unquestioningly. Without their approval, enlargement will simply not go ahead.Although ratification should go fairly smoothly in Europe, congressional disquiet in the United States over costs is proving a serious concern.Four senators (all Republican), including NAA President William Roth, and 17 representatives (also mostly Republican) will attend the assembly, alongside well over 200 other delegates from the 16 NATO member and associated countries.Lunn is keen to show them that the relatively small price of expansion is well worth the results. “Enlargement costs should be totally manageable and should not be allowed to divert the normal course of ratification,” he said. “This meeting takes on a particular significance at the moment because NATO’s decision to enlarge still needs to be ratified in national parliaments,” explained Simon Lunn, secretary-general of NATO’s self-appointed democratic arm.“What happens in this year’s assembly will give a pretty good indication of parliamentary feeling. NATO governments will be paying close attention to the debate.”Such scrutiny would be a welcome ray of light for the body that normally finds it difficult to attract its bigger cousin’s attention.center_img The venue for this week’s meeting is also symbolic, as Romania is still a fervent applicant to the alliance and was not written off as a viable contender for an invitation this summer until the last minute.As the first non-western host of the annual assembly, the country is likely to use the opportunity to push its candidature at every juncture. “The location is an indication of just how far we have come in integrating eastern Europe into western structures,” said Lunn.The enlargement question, however, is only one debate amongst many on the parliamentarians’ agenda.Discussions will range from security in the Balkans and the reform of NATO command structures to information warfare and the so-called ‘millennium bomb’ – the potential disaster facing computer systems which use two-digit dates in the year 2000.Perhaps most interesting will be the debate over whether SFOR (the international stabilisation force in Bosnia) should be given a new mandate beyond mid-1998.Despite increasing pressure from the Washington administration and the office of the high representative in Bosnia, the US Congress is reluctant to commit American troops past their original pull-out date.last_img read more

A Look at the Past 100 ‘Songs Of The Summer’

first_imgWe all have that one song that brings us back….to the beach, to bonfires with our friends, to our favorite summer festies. We all (maybe shamefully) rocked out and knew all the lyrics to “Blurred Lines” last year, and undoubtedly shook our stuff to “Baby Got Back” in the summer of 1992 (has it really been 22 years!?).  But what about the years far and in between, or the summers of our parents and of our parent’s parents?Luckily, The Boston Globe has compiled a list of each year’s “Song of the Summer” for the past 100 summers. Entries were based on “a loose criteria of release date, when they peaked in popularity, and because they help illustrate how we enjoyed music that summer.” Some favorites on the list include Bill Withers “Lean on Me” in 1972, Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” in 1983, and of course “Gagnam Style” back in 2012. 2014 is still a mystery, but we’re sure Pharrell William’s “Happy” is a tough competitor for 2014.Check out the full list below! -Stephanie D’Agostini (@stefdaggg)last_img read more

Ibex named to Internet Retailer Hot 100 List of e-tailers for 2013

first_imgAccording to Internet Retailer, The [Ibex] site also calls on staffers for their opinions on the latest products; a series of video clips features employees describing what they like best and why. The retailer’s two Twitter [email protected](link sends e-mail) and @Ibexdudealso act as models for hats in the site’s hat-o-matic visualizer.In the 2012 edition of the Hot 100, Internet Retailer recognized Ibex for its innovation and prominent use of color on ibex.com, pointing to the navigation tabs for mens and womens clothing that feature a browse by color option, which lets visitors click color swatches to view everything Ibex sells in those particular colors.The editors of Internet Retailer added, Apparel and accessories is, without question, the toughest category to get into on the Hot 100 because many retailers in the category pack their sites with features.Adding some fun to our shopping tools enables us to present product differently, and showcasing products by colors to consumers is one example of that, said Keith Anderson, Vice President of Marketing for Ibex. Were honored that Internet Retailer felt the way were showcasing our apparel on our website made us worthy of inclusion in this years Internet RetailerHot 100.Internet Retailer selects its annual Hot 100 list of e-commerce sites by choosing companies that have broken new ground in some way other e-retailers can learn from. In explaining its selection process for the Hot 100, the editors of Internet Retailer state, once a year we think its important to offer our informed judgments on the online retailers that are leading in innovation, even if not yet in sales.About IbexIbex is a designer of year-round Merino wool outdoor clothing and cycling apparel, founded in the belief of the superior natural performance and properties of wool. Ibex couples the natural renewable resource with technical innovation and inspired design to create apparel for a diverse range of outdoor and active pursuits and passions. For more information, visitwww.ibex.com(link is external).About Internet RetailerPublished by Chicago-based Vertical Web Media LLC, Internet Retailer is a monthly national business magazine that is at the core of the leading retail information website, an e-commerce conference and five directories that serve the retailing community. Internet Retailer’s 42,500 subscribers and 250,000 monthly web readers represent senior executives primarily from retail chains, independent stores, catalogs, virtual merchants and brand name manufacturers. Internet Retailer’s circulation represents the largest multichannel readership base of any retailing magazine. WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–12.18.2012last_img read more

Zoom Rooms Speaker Switching Adds Jabra PanaCast Compatibility

first_imgJabra announced today that Zoom Video Communications, Inc. selected the Jabra PanaCast as the video solution for its new telepresence capability, Zoom Rooms Speaker Switching.Announced this week at Zoomtopia, Zoom’s user conference, the Zoom Rooms Speaker Switching is an added feature to Zoom Rooms. (Zoom Rooms equips every sized conference room with all of the tools needed to run or join video meetings with the tap of a button.) The telepresence feature takes the existing Zoom Rooms capabilities one step further to deliver a conferencing experience that is even closer to in-person meetings.Zoom Rooms certify Jabra PanaCast as the first compatible camera that can deliver three individual video streams in a single product. The three different camera angles work in tandem with Zoom Rooms Speaker Switching. Using three microphones that detect which side is speaking, Zoom Rooms logic switches to the proper camera angle based on the microphone activity. If no one is speaking, the service automatically applies full preset mode, and all participants are captured clearly and displayed in their actual size.Jabra PanaCast is the world’s first video collaboration device with three 13-megapixel cameras that work together as one via core technology embedded in the built-in Jabra PanaCast Vision Processor. The multi-camera array solution offers a 180-degree panoramic field of view.Here it is.Our complete coverage of Zoomtopia is here.last_img read more

Desert Commercial Advisors adds 5 new agents

first_imgDesignated Broker, Perry Laufenberg continues to build SVN’s Phoenix office, Desert Commercial Advisors by adding five new brokers to the roster.“I have my sights set on growing our office by adding motivated and driven industry professional to our team of brokers,” Laufenberg said, explaining that SVN is rapidly expanding domestically and internationally.Desert Commercial Advisors is proud to announce that three more retail brokers are joining the retail division under the direction of Director of Retail Sales and Leasing, Mary Nollenberger and Rommie Mojahed.Nicole Iglehart (Photo provided by Desert Commercial Advisors)Nicole Iglehart graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Finance and minor in Communications. She was a member of the investments Club and Pi Beta Phi sorority during her tenure as an Undergrad.  Prior to joining SVN, she strengthened her business acumen and technical finance background through internships at prestigious firms including RBC Wealth Management and MKM Partners.  Iglehart has always had a passion for commercial real estate.Eddie Gonzalez (Photo provided by Desert Commercial Advisors)Eddie Gonzalez was born and raised in Phoenix and graduated from the well-known St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Central Phoenix.  He takes pride in putting customers first and his passion for customer service.Jonathan Eckerd (Photo provided by Desert Commercial Advisors)Jonathan Eckerd joins SVN with a vast knowledge in leadership, operations and combat. Eckerd is a retired United States Army veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. He led over 250 combat operations during his 8 years with the military. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Supply Chain Management and supports many organizations, such as the Wounded Warrior Program, Military Order of the Purple Heart and Project C.U.R.E.  Jonathan will be focusing on the retail and industrial market.  His strategic approach and entrepreneurial leadership will be a driving force in the commercial real estate industry.Vicente Cantua (Photo provided by Desert Commercial Advisors)Vicente Cantua comes with a vast knowledge in the hospitality industry and is a third generation Real Estate practitioner. His grandfather and uncle both practiced industrial real estate throughout the state of Arizona and Mexico. Vicente is from Tucson, Arizona where he excelled in multiple sports and academics.  He served on the Student Government all four years in high school and had the highest GPA out of 300 students, making him the Valedictorian of his senior graduating class. He proceeded to the University of Arizona on a full academic scholarship and founding father of Sigma Pi.  The brains and Braun combination will definitely catapult him directly in the success circle simply because he is a committed scholar and will only settle for nothing but success. He will be working closely with Vice President and SVN co-partner, Danny Lee in the multifamily division.Patrick Baker (Photo provided by Desert Commercial Advisors)Senior Investment Advisor and seasoned SVN advisor, Patrick Baker also joins our SVN office.  Baker will be focusing on the development and investments in the northern parts of Arizona. He specializes in full-service representation from retail, office to multifamily and land.  Patrick has more than 38 years of experience in the real estate, development and the financial commercial industry with a career volume of more than $200 million is closed transactions.  His real estate experience has covered many states  because he is licensed in Arizona, California, North Carolina, Hawaii and Washington. We are happy that he will bring such knowledge and experience to clients who are looking for investments in the northern part of Arizona.last_img read more

SFCC Halloween Extravaganza Oct. 31

first_imgCall 505.428.1686 for information. SFCC News: Santa Fe Community College is hosting a Halloween Extravaganza 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 at SFCC in the Main Hallway of the campus at 6401 Richards Ave. This event also is alcohol and smoke-free event, no weapons are allowed, real or fake and no masks are allowed at this free event, sponsored by SFCC’s Office of Student Development. This is a safe Trick or Treating event for the entire community. last_img

Atis Real Weatheralls and Nelson Bakewell to merge

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Springfield maps out growth following IPO

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Who will be the next rising star of sustainability?

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Liebherr wins Set order

first_imgThe eight-axle crane features a telescopic boom length of 85 m and will be used for tower crane assembly as well as hoisting steel structures and prefabricated concrete modules.According to Alan Kan, managing director of Set Win Group, one advantage of the crane is the ability to be ballasted at the rear end of the undercarriage as well as at the front, which “makes things significantly easier on constricted sites”.Later this year Set Win will expand its fleet of 25 cranes once again, with the addition of a 500-tonne capacity Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 mobile crane. The two Liebherr eight-axle cranes will supplement each other in Set Win’s fleet, added Kan.www.liebherr.comwww.setwingroup.comlast_img read more

Former trainee banned over links to police station client

first_imgA former trainee solicitor has been banned from the profession after misleading her employers about the nature of her relationship with a client.An SRA notice published today states that Olivia Philp, formerly with Reading firm Hennessy & Hammudi Limited, had been given a section 43 order, barring her from working again for a regulated practice.According to the notice, Philp represented a client of the firm at police station interview in early February 2018, and continued to represent this client for around six weeks.The SRA had found Philp ‘provided inaccurate and inconsistent explanations to both the firm and the SRA, as to the nature and extent of her relationship with this client, during their investigation into this matter’. The nature of the relationship with the client was not disclosed, but the SRA found the trainee had acted with a lack of integrity.It was also found that Philp represented clients of the firm at a police station interview when she had an own interest conflict.The firm suspended her employment in May 2018. The section 43 order allows Philp to seek permission from the SRA if she wants to return to the profession.last_img read more

All systems go as Gautrain prepares for World Cup opening

first_imgSOUTH AFRICA: Test running has started in earnest on the 20 km first phase of the Gautrain line between Sandton and OR Tambo International Airport. Opening has been set for June 8, subject to a final technical ‘go/no-go’ decision in April.The original timescale would have seen the Bombela consortium complete Phase 1 by June 27. However, after the project began South Africa was selected to host the FIFA World Cup, and the provincial government was keen to see the opening brought forward so that the line could handle some of the football traffic. The cost of accelerating the work was initially too high for the government, but agreement has been reached to launch a reduced-scope service at no extra cost. Phase 2 is scheduled for completion in 2011. Extending the line north from Sandton to Pretoria and Hatfield and south to Park station in Johannesburg, this will take Gautrain to 80 route-km.last_img read more

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns

first_imgBritain’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson addresses the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKayBritish Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has resigned, Downing Street said in a statement on Monday, hours after Brexit minister David Davis stepped down.“This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary,” Theresa May’s Downing Street office said in a statement.“His replacement will be announced shortly. The prime minister thanks Boris for his work,” the statement said.Since cabinet approval for the plan on Friday, however, he had refrained from public comment.Mr. Johnson, who has been foreign secretary since June 2016, has been due to attend a summit on the future of the Western Balkans in London but did not show up – fuelling rumours about his imminent departure.His exit comes hours after David Davis resigned as Brexit Secretary shortly before midnight on Sunday.The resignations of two of the Cabinet’s most senior ministers left Theresa May’s government in its most tenuous position since last year’s general election result.Speculation had mounted that Mr Johnson could quit after he failed to attend a meeting of the Government’s Cobra emergencies committee as well as a summit of Western Balkan nations being held in London.last_img read more

Next-Gen Software-Defined Radios for Digital Airborne Communications

first_imgRohde & Schwarz will be showcasing its new generation of software-defined airborne radios (SDAR), and network-capable waveforms at the Paris Air Show from June 17 to 23, 2019. The airborne radio stands for information superiority in network-centric operations and utmost flexibility in deployment.The innovative technology of SOVERON AR and network-capable broadband waveform applications enable government customers to achieve information superiority in deployment, which is decisive for effectiveness and survivability in missions. The ability to select different waveforms developed by Rohde & Schwarz for various deployment requirements is especially important in this regard. The SOVERON WAVE family transmits data and up to two voice channels in parallel, at high speed and with different priorities and secure encryption algorithms. Within the SOVERON WAVE family, users can choose waveforms that best meet their requirements for range, data rate, and jamming resistance.Based on the internationally standardized Software Communications Architecture (SCA), SOVERON AR has been developed with strict separation between the device platform and the software. This makes it possible to port waveform applications from other manufacturers and existing waveforms to the radio, providing backward compatibility with legacy radio systems, thus securing future investments.A big operational advantage of the airborne solution is certification compliance with both military and civil airborne communications standards. This makes SOVERON AR the only SCA based radio that meets the civil certification regulations of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).Together with its cooperation partners Diehl Defence and ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, Rohde & Schwarz is also presenting GUARDION, the field-proven modular drone detection and defense system at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget from June 17 to 23, 2019 at German Pavilion in booth C353.last_img read more

Video: Indians’ Kipnis and Lindor Take Bats to the Tampa Bay Rays Mascot

first_imgIt was all fun and games a few minutes before the Indians and Rays took the field in Tampa tonight, as a couple star Indians infielders took some wiffle ball bats and playfully laid into Rays mascot ‘RaysRaymond.’In the video in the tweet, you see Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor wallop Raymond a couple of times, taking him down prior to the game. Related TopicsFrancisco LindorIndiansJason KipnisRays Matt Loede Now let’s hope the Indians can do that over the next few days to the Rays on the field. Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

RGV Byliners recall group’s beginnings

first_img RelatedCommunity Calendar (Week of Sept. 11-17, 2014)Date: Sept. 13 (Second Saturday of Each Month) Time: 9 a.m. Event: RGV Bikers for Christ Regular Meeting Where: Christ’s Harbor Church, 1441 Santa Isabel Blvd. Laguna Vista More Info: (956) 943-5595   Date: Sept. 13 Time: 5 to 11 p.m. Event: Pachanga in the Park Where: Washington Park, Port…September 11, 2014In “Calendar of Events”59th Annual Lower Valley Cotillion features Port Isabel debutantesSpecial to the PRESS The Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotillion Club held its Annual Presentation Ball on Saturday, February 2, at the Jacob Brown Auditorium in Brownsville. The Cotillion Club was founded 59 years ago in September 1954 by Mrs. Byron Campbell of Raymondville as a social organization designed to…February 14, 2013In “Gallery”Eighth Annual Rio Grande Valley Music Festival on tapSpecial to the Parade The Eighth Annual Rio Grande Valley Music Festival is upon us and promises to be another hit with Valley residents and Winter Texans. Again this year the six-day event will run from Feb. 14-19 and will be held at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Showgrounds, 1000…February 9, 2012In “South Padre Parade” Members and officers of Valley Byliners are shown at the Harlingen Public Library this past January. Pictured (first row, l-r) are Marianna Nelson, Jack King, Sue Groves, Frank Cortazo, Jose Alvarez, (second row, l-r) Bruce Nelson, Bidgie Weber, Judy Stevens, Eileen Mattei, Jan Workman, Nellie Vensaleer, (third row, l-r) Joan Soggie, LeRoy Overstreet, Pete Gray, (one unidentified), Don Clifford, Hugh Barlow and Verne Wheelwright. (Courtesy photo)By CRAIG ALANIZPort Isabel-South Padre PRESSIt all began with two reporters.The Rio Grande Valley Byliners, a non-profit organization, was founded by two female journalists in 1943. The idea was that the Byliners would help encourage women to become more professional in their writing, find opportunities in the writing field, improve their skills and promote their work.Marianna Nelson, a current member of the Byliners, said they wanted to exchange ideas and have fellowship with other women writers as well as concentrate on female interests.In 1975, the Byliners began writing books spearheaded by members Minnie Gilbert of San Benito and Lucy Wallace of Mission. “Gift of the Rio” had each chapter written by a different author, and about 3,000 copies were printed. Gilbert and fellow Byliners member Ann Washington edited the book.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the June 28 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Sharelast_img read more

New Law To Curb Surprise Medical Billing in Texas

first_img Share RelatedGov. Greg Abbott to let restaurants, movie theaters and malls open with limited capacity FridayBy Patrick Svitek The Texas Tribune texastribune.org April 27, 2020 Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday said he will let the state’s stay-at-home order expire Thursday as scheduled and allow businesses to begin reopening in phases the next day, the latest ramp-up in his push to restart the Texas economy amid…April 27, 2020In “News”Letters to the Editor for 11-26-2015Special to the PRESS Dear Editor, I respectfully write to clarify comments made in a letter published on October 15 in the Port Isabel -South Padre Press, and address inaccuracies in October 8 coverage of remarks I made before the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce on October 7. The…November 29, 2015In “Opinion & Advice”TWC awards PI-ISD grant for nursing programsBy Gaige Davila [email protected] A classroom inside of Port Isabel High School (PIHS) is going to get a new, medical look, thanks to a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).  Point Isabel Independent School District (PI-ISD) was one of 41 school districts and universities to receive a Jobs and…August 7, 2020In “News” Special to the PRESSSenate Bill 481, sponsored by Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) and signed Monday by Governor Abbott, gives mediation rights to nearly all Texans who go into an in-network hospital but leave with out-of-network bills. The changes are effective Sept. 1. Today, mediation to address surprise medical bills is only available to people who get a bill that exceeds $1,000. SB 481 makes mediation available to those who get a bill over $500. “The Legislature listened to Texans who are fed up with surprise medical bills after emergency room visits or when they go to hospitals in their insurance network,” said Jackson. “It’s great news that the Legislature and Governor Abbott acted this session to protect more consumers from being balance billed.” Balance billing can occur even when a patient admitted to a hospital for surgery may have checked in advance to ensure the hospital was in-network. Often, the patient is shocked to discover that one of their treatment providers, such as an anesthesiologist, was out-of-network. In such cases, the patients’ insurance plan may cover a portion of the out-of-network charges, but the remainder – which can reach thousands of dollars — falls to the patient. “Mediation is working well to the benefit of both patients and providers,” said Jackson. “Senate Bill 481 brings mediation to more consumers and will ease the practice of surprise medical billing in Texas.”Besides expanding mediation rights to more consumers, SB 481 also helps guard against balance billing by specifying that assistant surgeons will be among the medical specialists whose charges will be subject to the law on balance billing. AARP Texas is proud to have advocated for SB 481 with other groups, including Consumers Union, the Center for Public Policy Priorities, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

Tim Alexander Memorial Tournament: Avon Ties Cross Town Rival Avon Lake 4-4

first_imgTo start the Tim Alexander Memorial Thanksgiving Hockey Tournament, Avon Lake battled to a draw in a back and forth game with cross town rival Avon.Scoring Summary2nd – 13:50 – Avon2nd – 7:46 – Avon2nd – 7:37 – Nick Ospelt from Hunter Hall2nd – 6:48 – Nick Ospelt unassisted2nd – 5:52 – Brian Walasinski from Justin Share2nd – 3:40 – Tommy Kacmarcik from Matt Van Cleave3rd – 11:34 – Avon3rd – 1:19 – AvonAvon Lake Game LeadersGoals – Nick Ospelt – 2Assists – Justin Share, Hunter Hall and Matt Van Cleave – 1Shots – Nick Ospelt – 5Saves – Dillon Aslaksen – 23Avon Lake Team StatsPower Plays – 0 for 2Shorthanded Goals – 0Penalties (min) – 3 (6)Shots on Goal – 20Face Offs Won – 13 of 26Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and eat with our families then wake up and play in hockey tournaments! The Shoremen kicked off Tim Alexander Memorial tournament with new jerseys in a back and forth game with Avon. The Avon and Avon Lake rivalry games are must see and now that the Eagles and Shoremen are in the same hockey conference, the teams will get to know each other well.In the first period, the play was slower than expected as each team tried to figure each other out and burn off the turkey dinner. While neither team could score, each team had 5 shots on net with 1 power play chance for Avon Lake that created most of the Shoremen’s first period chances.The second was filled with goals and action as the teams heated up and figured out the goalies. After falling behind 2-0 with Avon scoring the second while playing 4 on 4, the Shoremen added two of their own 4 on 4 goals. The first goal was scored on a nice shot from the wing by junior Nick Ospelt on a pass from Hunter Hall that went off the post and in the net. Less than a minute later, Ospelt would score again, this time unassisted to tie the game.Avon Lake came through again about a minute later with junior Brian Walasinski scoring from the front of the net on a pass from fellow junior Justin Share. The flurry from Avon Lake that started with Ospelt’s first goal with 7:37 left in the second, ended with their fourth goal at 3:40 to go in the same period with a goal by junior Tommy Kacmarcik who tipped it through on a shot by sophomore Matt Van Cleave.After the ice cut, the Shoremen couldn’t find a way to get one through the Avon defense and goaltending. The Eagles battled to score two goals with the tying goal coming with just 1:19 left in the game.Avon Lake falls to 2-0-1 in the early season where they have shown flashes of solid hockey like the 4 minute stretch in the second period today. The Shoremen will be back at it tomorrow 11/24 for games against Rocky River (10:30am) and Hudson (3:45pm).Via Avon Lake VNN Steve Burns Vince McKee Related TopicsHigh School HockeyTim Alexander Memoriallast_img read more

Katayama makes hot start at Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open

first_img RELATED PHOTOS “The wind was unbelievably difficult today,” Katayama said. “I like tough courses like this, so yesterday as I went over the course I thought, ‘This could be pretty hard.’ So it’s great to go out and have a good first day.”Katayama, whose last tour victory was in November 2008, tied for second last week at the ANA Open and tied for fourth the week before at the Fujisankei Classic.The 29-year-old Pariya has only competed in Japan at this event, which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour. He finished in a tie for 20th in 2011 and missed the cut last year. The third time appears to be the charm as he sank an eagle and five birdies against one bogey for a 6-under-par 65.“I didn’t expect to shoot six-under because the wind was blowing quite strongly even at six in the morning. But when you make birdie, eagle and birdie in the first three holes, it makes things much easier,” Pariya said.Masahiro Kawamura, Indonesia’s Rory Hie and South Korea’s Song Young-han were four strokes further back of Pariya at 2 under. Last weekend’s winner, Komei Oda, was tied for sixth at 1 under. Shingo Katayama IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 IBARAKI, OSAKA PREF. – Shingo Katayama got off to a strong start in pursuit of his 27th victory on the JGTO tour by shooting an 8-under-par 63 on Thursday at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open.It is the second straight week that the 40-year-old has held a first-round lead, firing in eight birdies in a bogey-free round to pull two strokes ahead of Thailand’s Pariya Junhasavasdikul and six clear of three more golfers tied for third at Ibaraki Country Club.center_img Flying start: Shingo Katayama celebrates after sinking a birdie on the 18th hole at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open on Thursday. | KYODO KEYWORDS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Kosei Kamo, 1955 U.S. Open men’s doubles champion, dies at 84

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 World War II, Japan Tennis Association, Kosei Kamo, Atsushi Miyagi, 1955 U.S. Open The Tokyo native, who served as an adviser to the association, teamed up with Miyagi at the 1955 Davis Cup to defeat the Philippines and give Japan its first-ever victory in the eastern zone final.The duo went on to win the U.S. Open doubles tournament, which at the time was held separately from the singles competition, becoming the first Japanese men to claim a major title since Tatsuyoshi Miki won the mixed doubles with Britain’s Dorothy Round at Wimbledon in 1934. Former tennis player Kosei Kamo, one of only two Japanese men who have won a title at a Grand Slam tournament after World War II, has died of a heart attack, the Japan Tennis Association said Thursday. He was 84.Kamo, who teamed up with Atsushi Miyagi to capture the 1955 U.S. Open men’s doubles crown, passed away on Jan. 6, the association said. RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDS Kosei Kamo (right), seen in a 1955 file photo, and Atsushi Miyagi won the U.S. Open men’s doubles title that year. Kamo died earlier this month at age 84. | KYODO Kosei Kamo | KYODOlast_img read more

Pick Click Give Program

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Pick.Click.Give is a program for Alaskans to share a portion or all of their dividend to causes or organizations that they care about. Leslie Rohr the Executive Director for local non-profit Love INC… Go online to apply for the dividend, there will be the Pick.Click.Give. option.  Click and follow the instructions on the website to make a donation. Lohr: “A $25 dollar donation to Love INC would pay for 119 breakfasts for elementary school students” center_img Around 540 registered Alaska nonprofit groups will be asking PFD recipients to donate a portion of their check to these local causes and organizations. Lohr: “Pick click give is an awesome opportunity for Alaskans to give back to their community without really feeling it in their pocket. We are all blessed each year with the PFD each year, and it’s so easy to do pick click give and support your local nonprofits that do give back to the community.” last_img read more

PNG makes semis against favourites Guam

first_imgBasketball 5×5 BY SIMON KESLEP PNG Men’s basketball 5×5 will face-off against favorites and 2015 Pacific Games gold medalists Guam tonight at Faleata Gym two indoor basketball court starting at 7pm (4pm PNG time). “We had to play a 40 minutes of game plan but then we broke up at the last four minutes leading into fulltime,” said coach Joel Khalu following last night’s 75-63 quarter final win over hosts Samoa. Khalu said they knew their opponents (Samoa) would play with a lot of pride given their home crowd advantage. He said the team (PNG) was all about learning how to win at such tournaments like the Pacific Games and to be consistent. Heading into the semi-final against Guam, Khalu said they will need to be a lot better in all areas given Guam have been undefeated and also the Pacific Games champions. “For us we just need to play our PNG style of basketball because the pressure will be on them (Guam) and we will play to our best as well,” said Khalu. The match against Samoa saw PNG surviving the opening three quarters under immense pressure but managed to lead upfront on the quarter scoreboard. Leading 21-19 and then at halftime 40-34 was something Coach Khalu is also mindful of and the team will certainly give their best plays against Guam. The third quarter (PNG 55-48) saw Samoa again regrouping at quarter break before testing PNG in defensive structure. However PNG held on to close off the match on a comfortable winning note. Leading starters to face Guam would like see PNG led by Wright brothers (Lloyd and Liam) Robert Kave, Marty Leahy and Apia Muri. Support coming off the bench would be Aron Farmer, skipper Charles Parapa, Moses Apiko, Coni Muri, Anderson Hewe and Junior Banduru.last_img read more

Rigo Central names sides for netball meet

first_imgRigo Central Netball Association has selected its teams as they prepare for the upcoming National Netball Championships in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province next month. Association president Iammo Gapi Launa said the players selected will be competing in the open (senior), Under 21, U-17, U-15 and B grade divisions at the championships. However, she said that most of the players who will be participating are young girls and women who are based in the villages and are facing difficulties in raising funds to cater for their levy fees and other expenses. She added that each player has come up with a K1000 levy fee. And therefore, Launa is appealing to business houses, the corporate sector and other organizations to support the teams and give them the opportunity to participate at such a tournament. It will also give them the opportunity to expose their hidden talents at a higher level competition such as the national championships. She also acknowledged the support of the Market 2000 management for donating T-shirts, packets of biscuits, tinned fish, chips and other items for the players and teams during the tournament early this year. Launa added that she was grateful for the contribution, adding without the donation, it would be difficult for the association to host a successful tournament. The following players have been named to represent the association at the championships. The senior team: Renagi Albert, Rai Kekei, Itamo Roga, Monn Raina, Lynette Tom, Kila Pala, Kila Tau, Rachael Ameni, Gora Kila, Carol Kila, Laka Kini, Gorah Iga, Dorothy Kei, Esther Ravu, Ralavu Ani, Gabriella, Christine Peter, Mero Tubuo, Soville Ayman, Karo Kekebogi and Nadia Henry Under 21: Iamo Vali, Kalo Ati, Elma Mamba, Paiga Teina, Karo Karo, Grace Walo, Serah Raka, Vagi Karo, Sophia Alo, Kilagi Vagi, Poti Kini, Vavine Numa, Elisah Robert, Mea Mari, Piwen Tawalu, Laka Kini, Priscilla Olema, Rachael Tau, La’a Lea and Stella Kora. Under 17: Kila Norefa, Stacey Jonathan, Leslie Vele, Esther Ani, Fonninan Basi, Ruta Kini, Rona Rwona, Galoga Kila, Koni Siale, Rutika Gini, Angeline Norefa, Kila Pouna, Grace Tola, Numa Raka, Wendy Sebo, Priscilla Gapi, Lucy Ila, Kila Karo, Vavine Ila, Kathy Kila and Jill Willie. Under 15: Kathlyne Vele, Nicole Kala, Kila Kulu, Kendy Kilagi, Vedua Mere, Angelo Geno, Michelle Pavana, Nancy Komala, Tracey Vui, Vevoga Karo, Egra Rai, Jessica Garo, Rebecca Renagi, Magela Guria, Madly Lucas, Ofua Ray, Rabbie Lavu, Vanomi Samoa, Laka Marea, Elama Anoro and Kila Kulu. B Grade: Kala Roga, Mata Pouna, Uve Lavu, Violet Valina, Alice Kala, Fatima Kala, Mala Kila, Roga Rawali, Kana Veari, Vaena Ila, Waea Aku, Loa Losia, Lea Gabi, Rose Michael, Grace Wano, Lala Pani, Wari Gele, Wari Ameni, Lewa Galewa, Raki Tau, Kore Bala, Watty (Gunugau) and Dianne Jerry, Betty Kala, Madlyne Lucas, Tracy Kila, Tabo Kora, Gele Kema, Vetua Gewa, Carolyn Kerry, Mala Kila, Aria Iga, Kila Vele and Janet Nota. A Grade: Ope Kua, Velma, Kala Vakona, Kala Ali, Aisha Robert, Gebilla Kila Kei, Kila Norefa, Lulu Norefa, Ute Rawali and Carol Kana.last_img read more

LTI remain unbeaten as Gilkes stars again

first_imgBy Joe ChapmanJAMAL Gilkes netted a game-high 39 points, leading the unbeaten Linden Technical Institute (LTI) to another win in the Linden Amateur Basketball Association’s Youth Basketball Guyana/Powerade Regional U-19 Basketball ChampionshipLTI’s 107-24 win came against Christianburg/Wismar Secondary School on Wednesday, as Mackenzie High and Wisburg Secondary also registered wins at the Mackenzie Sports Club hard court.Yannick TappinGilkes has amassed 102 points in three games for an average of 34 points per game while teammate Daniel Lee scored 25 points and Dillon Pellew added 12 points.Ezra Thomas was the best player for the Christianburg/Wismar Secondary with 12 points.In the other game, Mackenzie High notched up their second win by beating New Silvercity Secondary 56-30 after leading 31-7 at halftime.Leon Benjamin was their best player with 25 points. He has 73 points in the tournament and averages 24 with teammate Yannick Tappin also in good form, scoring 19 points for a total 58 points so far, at an average of 19 per game. Kobe Tappin scored 17 points for New Silvercity.The third game on Wednesday resulted in a 40-29 for Wisburg over Harmony Secondary after leading at the break 23-13. Jonathan Copeland was again the main scorer for Wisburg with 21 points while for Harmony the best player was Omar Greene with nine points.On Tuesday, LTI defeated Mackenzie High School 67-51, as Gilkes had a game-high 21 points, Daniel Lee had 17, Raynaldo Patoir 16 and Dillon Pellew got 11.Leon Benjamin scored 21 to match the top score in the game as Yannick Tappin contributed 17.Daniel LeeAlso on that day, New Silvercity Secondary beat Harmony 43-24, as Kobe Tappin got a game-high 18 points while for Harmony Secondary’s Delroy Belle netted 14.In the third Wisburg Secondary scored a 55-37 victory against Christianburg/Wismar Secondary. Jonathan Copeland led them with 18 points, and Keyon Davidson scored 17. Christianburg/Wismar Secondary’s Tremaine Browne top-scored with 11 points.This afternoon, LTI face New Silvercity Secondary at 14:00hrs and Harmony Secondary meet Mackenzie High at 16:00hrs.last_img read more

NSC, Enterprise Busta Sports Club cricket camp aims at identifying talents

first_imgA NUMBER of aspiring cricketers from in and around the village of Enterprise on the East Coast of Demerara are a part of the National Sports Commission, Enterprise Busta Sports Club and Yadram Coaching Programme cricket camp, which will continue tomorrow.  The main aim at the camp is to identify young talented cricketers and at the same time provide these young cricketers with the opportunity to learn more about the game.The camp will be held on Wednesdays and Saturdays, until September 8, under coach Latchman Yadram. The camp is open to two age groups, 10-14 and 15-19.Wednesday’s session will commence at 14:30hrs and conclude at 17:30hrs while Saturday’s session runs from 09:00hrs to 12:00hrs.In an invited comment yesterday, Yadram pointed out that apart from the on-field sessions, a number of classroom-style lectures are in the pipeline by a variety of expert presenters.Yardam urged the youngsters during the first session to take full advantage of the opportunities being offered to them, adding that the camp aims to provide intensive cricket training to players who strive to discover new techniques, improve their mental, physical skills and better their overall cricketing skills.Some 21 aspiring cricketers participated on the first day.The Enterprise Busta Sports Club over the years has produced a number of players at the national level with Rajendra Chandrika, who was the first person from that village and the 49th from Guyana to play Test cricket. (Rajiv Bisnauth)last_img read more

Norris Lake Boat Center debuts the new line of Ranger Boats

first_imgLinda and Mark Proffitt, owners of Norris Lake Boat Center, hosted a ribbon cutting on Friday.LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Norris Lake Boat Center debuted its new line of Ranger Boats with a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting on Friday morning.  NLBC owners Mark and Linda Proffitt welcomed a large crowd (VERY TOP PHOTO) at their business located on the hill next to Campbell County High School.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/12/2019-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S ANN RUTHERFORD)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

From Germany: Everton and Leicester City lined up for Dortmund tussle…

first_imgWhilst Eden Hazard is having a good start to the season for Chelsea, so is his brother Thorgan at Borussia Monchengladbach. Four goals and three assists in eight Bundesliga matches so far tells it’s own story, and a goal and two assists against Mainz on Sunday has prompted more praise to go the way of the former Chelsea owned player.That means transfer links will be wheeled out, and Footmercato have a Monday article on interest. It’s claimed that Leicester City, along with Valencia and Sevilla, courted the player in recent transfer windows.Then recent links with Everton, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan are referenced.But now there’s new competition. Footmercato say a source close to the German club has informed them Lucien Favre, who has coached Hazard previously, is interested in the player for Borussia Dortmund.On top of that, it’s insisted other prestigious clubs will appear in the coming months if Hazard can keep his form up.It looks a tough battle for Leicester and Everton, should they make a move, but it must be noted Hazard has been endlessly linked with big clubs for several years and a move to one hasn’t really appeared close.What may make a transfer more likely over the next year is Hazard’s contract situation, with his current Gladbach deal ending in June 2020.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must Have.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystWill Blockchain Reduce the Global Trade Finance Gap to Reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndolast_img read more

Reed probable for AFC championship game on Sunday

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — With the Ravens only having one player even limited in practice throughout the week, there wasn’t exactly any drama for Friday’s injury report.Safety Ed Reed is probable for the conference championship game against New England on Sunday after practicing fully for the first time all week on Friday. The 33-year-old turned his left ankle on the final defensive play of the Ravens’ win over Houston, but he and coach John Harbaugh were not concerned about his availability against the Patriots.In New England, 14 players are listed as questionable after being limited in practice all week, including tight end Aaron Hernandez, wide receivers Wes Welker and Deion Branch, and offensive linemen Logan Mankins and Sebastian Vollmer. It’s difficult to get a read on New England’s injury siutation with coach Bill Belichick’s history of manipulating the report, but no significant players are considered to be in real danger of not playing.Quarterback Tom Brady practiced fully for the second straight day and was removed from the injury report on Friday.BALTIMOREPROBABLE: S Ed Reed (ankle)NEW ENGLANDQUESTIONABLE: WR Deion Branch (knee), T Marcus Cannon (ankle), S Patrick Chung (knee), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), TE Aaron Hernandez (concussion), S James Ihedigbo (shoulder), DL Kyle Love (ankle), G Logan Mankins (knee), LB Rob Ninkovich (hip), T Nate Solder (concussion), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), T Sebastian Vollmer (back/foot), WR Wes Welker (knee), LB Tracy White (abdomen)PROBABLE: CB Kyle Arrington (foot), C Dan Connolly (groin), WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)last_img read more

Teen stabbed to death in New York City school, another injured; classmate in custody

first_imgJaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A 15-year-old boy is dead and a 16-year-old boy is in critical but stable condition after they were both stabbed in the chest, allegedly by a fellow student in the middle of class at their New York City school on Wednesday morning, police said.The 18-year-old suspect was taken into custody and is being interviewed after the deadly incident in the Bronx building, which houses the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation and PS67.Police said the stabbing appears to be the result of an argument involving the three students that had been going on for about two weeks.A knife with a 3-inch blade and a 4-inch handle was recovered at the scene, police said.The school does not have metal detectors, officials said, adding that this knife would have been picked up if there were.Wednesday marked the first time in 25 years that a New York City public school student was killed due to violence in a classroom. “Our hearts are very heavy right now,” he said, adding, “My heart goes out to the families who have been affected by this tragedy.”The mayor said the school community is “reeling.”Officials said there will be random checks with metal detectors on Thursday and additional school safety officials will be brought in.The last student killing inside a New York City public school was on Feb. 26, 1992, when a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old were shot dead in a Brooklyn high school by a 15-year-old.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Ravens Bills Thursday injury report

first_imgINJURY REPORT – BALTIMORE RAVENS at BUFFALO BILLS SUNDAY, September 29, 2013 WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY GAME STATUSPLAYER (INJURY) PLAYER (INJURY) PLAYER (INJURY) PLAYER (INJURY)OUT OUTWR Jacoby Jones (knee) WR Jacoby Jones (knee) DID NOT PARTICIPATE DOUBTFULWR Marlon Brown (neck) DT Terrence Cody (knee)DT Terrence Cody (knee) C Ryan Jensen (foot)RB Shaun Draughn (ankle) LB/DE Pernell McPhee (knee)C Ryan Jensen (foot)LB/DE Pernell McPhee (knee) LIMITED PARTICIPATION QUESTIONABLELB Arthur Brown (chest) LB Arthur Brown (chest)DE Chris Canty (thigh) DE Chris Canty (thigh)RB Ray Rice (hip) RB Shaun Draughn (ankle)WR Deonte Thompson (foot) RB Ray Rice (hip)DT Brandon Williams (toe) WR Deonte Thompson (foot) DT Brandon Williams (toe) FULL PARTICIPATION PROBABLE WR Marlon Brown (neck) WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY GAME STATUSPLAYER (INJURY) PLAYER (INJURY) PLAYER (INJURY) PLAYER (INJURY)OUT OUTDID NOT PARTICIPATE DOUBTFULDB Ron Brooks (foot) DB Ron Brooks (foot)DT Alex Carrington (quad) DT Alex Carrington (quad)CB Stephon Gilmore (wrist) CB Stephon Gilmore (wrist)WR Marquise Goodwin (hand) WR Marquise Goodwin (hand)K Dustin Hopkins (R. groin) K Dustin Hopkins (R. groin)WR Stevie Johnson (hamstring)CB Leodis McKelvin (hamstring)G Kraig Urbik (knee)DT Kyle Williams (achilles)DE Mario Williams (ankle) LIMITED PARTICIPATION QUESTIONABLEFS Jarius Byrd (foot) FS Jarius Byrd (foot)DT Marcell Dareus (ankle) DT Marcell Dareus (ankle) WR Stevie Johnson (hamstring) CB Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) G Kraig Urbik (knee) DT Kyle Williams (achilles) DE Mario Williams (ankle) FULL PARTICIPATION PROBABLEG Doug Legursky (knee) G Doug Legursky (knee)RB CJ Spiller (quad) RB CJ Spiller (quad) Limited Participation is less than 100 percent of a player’s normal repetitions.Full Participation is 100 percent of a player’s normal repetitions.Not Injury Related Player is withheld from his normal repetitions for reasons other than injury. Please follow and like us:last_img read more

Pitt back James Conner looking to become finished product

first_imgConner was the ACC Player of the Year in 2014, running for 1,765 yards and accounting for a school-record 26 touchdowns. Still, he dropped 10 to 15 pounds off his 6-foot-2 frame to give him a little more speed once he reaches the secondary.The Panthers will rely heavily on Conner under first-year coach Pat Narduzzi. New offensive coordinator Jim Chaney says while there will be new wrinkles in the Pitt offense, Conner was so successful last season there is no real need to change much.The Panthers open the season next Saturday against Youngstown State.,Conner was the ACC Player of the Year in 2014, running for 1,765 yards and accounting for a school-record 26 touchdowns. Still, he dropped 10 to 15 pounds off his 6-foot-2 frame to give him a little more speed once he reaches the secondary.The Panthers will rely heavily on Conner under first-year coach Pat Narduzzi. New offensive coordinator Jim Chaney says while there will be new wrinkles in the Pitt offense, Conner was so successful last season there is no real need to change much.The Panthers open the season next Saturday against Youngstown State. In this March 15, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh running back James Conner (24) takes part in drills in the NCAA college football team’s first day of spring practice in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, FILE) PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh junior James Conner shed some weight in the offseason in hopes of shedding more tacklers this fall.last_img read more

Carlo Ancelotti thinks Real Madrid would be able to make room for Lionel Messi

first_img We must remember, however, that the situation surrounding Messi has calmed down in the last few days. Ancelotti was brief, but did speak about the Barça star. “All players with quality can play in any team,” the Madrid boss said about the possibility of Messi signing for his current club’s eternal enemy. 21/11/2014 CET Upd. at 19:48 Not least, so that they could ask the Italian coach about the Lionel Messi situation, whose future has been in the spotlight after his interview with Olé.center_img Luis Enrique also spoke about the issue on Friday; he didn’t seem like a manager set to lose his best player. Sport EN In Madrid they awaited Carlo Ancelotti’s press conference to preview the clash between Eibar and Real Madrid with a lot of excitement.  Both his father, Jorge Messi, and Javier Mascherano have quelled the rumourts that the Barça No. 10 may one day flee his Catalan nest for another European power house.last_img read more

Galway Under 21 Hurling Team Named For Leinster Final

first_img20 June 2018; Brian Concannon of Galway in action against Michael Cody of Kilkenny during the Bord Gáis Energy Leinster GAA Hurling U21 Championship Semi-Final match between Kilkenny and Galway at Bord Na Mona O’Connor Park in Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile The team is captained by Fintan Burke.The team in full is:1. Eanna Murphy ( Tommy Larkins)2. Ian O’Shea (Athenry)3. Jack Fitzpatrick (Killimordaly)4. Shane Bannon ( Clarinbridge)5. Fintan Burke ( St.Thomas’)6. Mark Hughes ( Liam Mellows)7. Jack Grealish (Gort)8. Thomas Monaghan ( Craughwell)9. Sean Loftus (Turloughmore)10. Brian Concannon ( Killimordaly)11. Cian Salmon (Clarinbridge)12. Cianan Fahy (Ardrahan)13. Evan Niland (Clarinbridge)14. Sean Bleahene (Ahascragh-Fohenagh)15. Kevin Cooney (Sarsfields)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Galway Under 21 team to play Wexford in Wednesday evening’s Leinster final has been named.center_img There is one change to the side from that which beat Kilkenny in the semi-final with Cian Salmon replacing Jack Canning.last_img read more

Late goals earn Dutch spot in Nations League finals

first_imgNetherlands scored twice in the last five minutes to recover from two goals down and earn a 2-2 draw against relegated Germany in the Nations League on Monday to secure a spot in next year’s finals ahead of world champions France.Virgil van Dijk struck a close-range volley in stoppage time to equalise for the visitors after Quincy Promes had cut the deficit in the 85th minute with the Germans having led through early goals from Timo Werner and Leroy Sane.Switzerland, England and hosts Portugal had already qualified for the four-team finals in June.The Germans, who suffered a shock first-round exit at the World Cup in June and lost a German record six times this year, are in last place in League A Group 1 behind France, who just missed out the finals, and the table-topping Dutch.Monday’s Nations League Results:Andorra0Latvia0Georgia2Kazakhstan1Germany2Netherlands2Bulgaria1Slovenia1Cyprus0Norway2Liechtenstein2Armenia2Macedonia4Gibraltar0Czech Rep1Slovakia0Denmark0R. of Ireland0last_img read more

Raptors leading Warriors at halftime of Game 3

first_imgSolon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Full strength NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, foreground, reaches for the ball in front of Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala during the first half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, California—Kyle Lowry has 15 points, Pascal Siakam has 14 and the Toronto Raptors lead the Golden State Warriors 60-52 at halftime of Game 3 of the NBA Finals.All five Raptors starters have at least eight points.ADVERTISEMENT View comments NBI, BIR , PNP raid Illegal cigarette factory run by Chinese in Pampanga 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao LATEST STORIES Only one Warriors starter has scored that many. That would be Stephen Curry, who leads everybody with 25 points. That ties his playoff career first-half high, and is the most he’s ever had in a single half of a finals game.The Raptors led by as many as 14. Lowry has three fouls, picking up his third with a half-minute remaining in the half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsKlay Thompson is out, and Kevin Durant is missing yet again for Golden State. Stephen Curry has more than tried to pick up the scoring slack, and he has 17 points on 6 for 11 shooting so far. The 11 shots are the most he’s ever taken in a single quarter of a finals game.With Thompson sidelined with a strained hamstring, the Warriors used their 10th different starting lineup of the playoffs. That’s the most that any team has ever used in a single postseason, at least since such things started being tracked in 1971. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Leonard is playing at Oracle for the first time since the game in May 2017 when Zaza Pachulia closed out on him, got a foot in his landing space and caused Leonard to turn his ankle.That knocked him out of that season’s West finals with San Antonio, and the Warriors went on to win the NBA title.Wednesday night’s winner will take a 2-1 lead in the title series.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Convincing victory for Araneta

first_imgMariano “Nonong” Araneta promised improvements in running the affairs of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) as well as more corporate support for youth tournaments, following his reelection as the country’s top football official on Friday during the 16th PFF Congress in Manila.Araneta, who ran unopposed in 2011 and 2015, survived a challenging campaign period and beat Negros Occidental Football Association (Nofa) president Ricky Yanson, 23-12, for the post.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ‘People evacuated on their own’ Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China MOST READ Another key to Araneta’s reelection was the support of three Philippines Football League (PFL) clubs in Ceres-Negros FC, Kaya-Iloilo and Stallion Laguna, which were able to secure voting rights after their membership to the PFF was approved earlier during the Congress.“I’m happy that most of the members here believe in my ability as they trusted me for another four-year term,” said Araneta, who also sits in the Fifa executive committee as well as the AFC finance committee.Araneta said his four-year plan for the federation will include more infrastructure with the impending completion of the National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite.ADVERTISEMENT Passengers face long queues at Araneta Center Bus Terminal PLAY LIST 01:43Passengers face long queues at Araneta Center Bus Terminal02:43Passenger volume spike at Araneta bus terminals03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee As Games open, CDM exhorts country to back PH athletescenter_img Immediately extending his hand in reconciliation to Yanson, Araneta had lamented what he termed as “vicious attacks” on his character in the lead up to the elections.But Araneta said his final term will be better than ever as he plans to see through key projects that will boost the development of the game in the country.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“Rest assured, we will do better and we will move on as one,” Araneta said. “I enjoin everyone to unite for the good of Philippine football. I am extending my hand to my opponent so we can bring football further in the country.”Araneta reportedly had huge support from the vote-rich Mindanao bloc, led by his running mate M’lang Cotabato mayor Joselito Piñol, who was also reelected as vice president. Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday View comments Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

New Stars coach to be unveiled Tuesday

first_img“The coach was selected from the list of applicants who had applied for the vacant post and after consultations he was picked due to his impressive credentials and track record and will be unveiled next week on August 28 after introducing him to our major stakeholders in football as well the ministry of sports and sponsors,” the communiqué added.SuperSport.com reported Frenchman Henri Michel was the man set to take over the job vacated by Francis Kimanzi in May from the final shortlist of four who included Adel Amrouche, Tom Saintfiet and former France coach Raymond Domenech.“Those are just unconfirmed reports and we did not want to announce the successful candidate until he established when he was due to travel to the country so that we send his ticket,” John Kariuki, the FKF media officer told Capital Sport on inquiry.Michel, a former French footballer, reportedly got the nod for his long-standing experience in managing African sides having led Ivory Coast (2006), Tunisia (2002) and Morocco (1998) to the World Cup.He was also instrumental in the preparations of this year’s Africa Cup of Nations co-hosts, Equatorial Guinea before falling out with the country’s federation chiefs over the sides’ final team selection.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, August 21- The new Harambee Stars foreign coach will be unveiled on Tuesday week, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has announced.“FKF in its efforts of ensuring that Harambee Stars regains its glory as one of the top teams in the world has finally enlisted a professional coach who will take over our national team soon,” a statement signed by federation chairman, Sam Nyamweya said Tuesday.last_img read more

NBC cutting up ‘Veggie’

first_imgBob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber always had a moral message in their long-running “VeggieTales” video series. But now that the vegetable stars have hit network television, they can’t speak as freely as they once did, and that’s got the Parents Television Council steamed. The conservative media-watchdog group issued a statement Wednesday blasting NBC, which airs “VeggieTales,” for editing out some references to God from the children’s animated show. “What struck me and continues to strike me is the inanity of ripping the heart and soul out of a successful product and not thinking that there will be consequences to it,” said L. Brent Bozell, president of the Parents Television Council. “VeggieTales” is a popular collection of animated home videos for children that encourage moral behavior based on Christian and biblical principles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsTwo weeks ago, NBC began airing 30-minute episodes of “VeggieTales” on Saturday mornings. The show was edited to comply with the network’s broadcast standards, said NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks. Marks said the network is “committed to the positive messages and universal values” of the show and expects “VeggieTales” to continue airing. But Bozell isn’t satisfied. “If NBC is so concerned about that four-letter word God, then they shouldn’t have taken `VeggieTales’,” he said. “This just documents the disconnect between Hollywood and the real world.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img


first_imgTUESDAY Automotive Career Fair for high school and college students, 10 a.m.-noon, Thousand Oaks Auto Mall, 3725 Auto Mall Drive, Thousand Oaks. Drumming Around the World, 3:30 p.m., Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St. Call (661) 259-0750. Teen game night, 7-8:30, Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road. Bring games. Call (805) 498-2139. 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 MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’If These Walls Could Talk: The Story of the Pacific Palisades Chautaqua, 7:30-9 p.m., Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. Free. Meet at campfire center by dining hall. Call (310) 454-1395, Ext. 106 Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

Harps agree new kit deal with Joma

first_imgFinn Harps have announced that Joma sport will be the club’s new kit sponsor for the next three years. Joma, who are also the kit suppliers to Sligo Rovers, will become the technical and sportswear kit supplier to all levels of Finn Harps FC including senior, underage and academy teams.Finn Harps commercial officer Aidan Campbell said: “We are looking forward to our new partnership with Joma, who have over 50 years’ experience working with teams across Europe and beyond.“The Joma range has earned a high reputation for its quality and style, and Finn Harps will benefit from our association with what has become one of the leading brands in world football. We look forward to revealing our new home jersey followed by a public launch of our away and 3rd choice jerseys in January.”Gary Bright, brand manager for Joma, said: “We are thrilled to add Finn Harps FC to the long and illustrious list of soccer clubs that Joma have supplied both past and present.“From the very first dealings it was apparent that the people behind Harps have the same work ethic as that of Joma, showing enthusiasm, drive and commitment by passionate people with the sole aim to make their club a success both on and off the field. Ireland is a key part of our planned growth and we see Finn Harps as a major factor within this. We hope to have a long and thriving relationship, and may I take this opportunity in wishing the players, management, staff and supporters of this great club a successful 2017 season.“I am aware the Finn Harps supporters are renowned for their passion and loyalty and would like to welcome them to the Joma family!”Earlier this week, Harps announces that the McGettigan group will continue as the club’s main sponsor for the forthcoming 2017 Premier Division campaign.The Dubai-based group, which is owned by the well-known McGettigan family, have been the principal commercial partner at Finn Park for the past three seasons, a period which has seen Harps reach an FAI Cup semi-final, achieve a famous promotion and then successfully retain premier division status.McGettigan’s continued to open new venues across the world in 2016 including the acclaimed Warehouse Bar & Kitchen in Letterkenny’s Main Street.McGettigan’s CEO Dennis McGettigan is looking forward to continuing the partnership: “During the past three years Finn Harps and McGettigan’s have enjoyed a great adventure together and we are all delighted to be on-board once again with the volunteers, players, management and supporters of this wonderful club. The two organisations will continue to work together for the benefit of senior football in Donegal.”Finn Harps commercial officer Aidan Campbell welcomed the agreement: “In recent years McGettigan’s have been great friends of Finn Harps, so everyone is looking forward to continuing what has been a very successful partnership. McGettigan’s have been instrumental in our success in recent years, helping the club in many ways. This will be the fourth year in a row that the McGettigan’s logo will appear on our first team shirts, so the company name has become synonymous with Finn Harps.”last_img read more

WCU’s Dulcimer U Weekend to be held Jan. 3-6, 2019 at Lake Junaluska

first_imgStart the New Year off with a fun weekend full of music, laughs and beautiful scenery. “Mix and match any classes you wish to attend. There will be something offered each hour for all skill levels,” said Bobby Hensley, WCU’s associate director of continuing education. Evening activities will include staff performances and a music sharing session for participants.  Featured instructors include: Larry Conger (Dulcimer U Director), Elaine Conger, Judy House, Laurie Alsobrook, Joe Collins, Stephen Humphries, Jim Miller, Guy George and Sherrie George. All classes, concerts, jam sessions, vendor area, and meals will be held inside the hotel. Western Carolina University’s Dulcimer U Winter Weekend will be held Jan. 3-6, 2019 at the Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska. Miller will also be leading jam sessions throughout the weekend. Winter Weekend participants can choose from over 50 hours of instruction on the mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, ukulele, and guitar.  The deadline for the early registration fee of $169 has been extended to Dec. 21. After Dec. 21, $199. For more information, visit dulcimeru.wcu.edu or call 828-227-7397.last_img read more

More Failed Negotiations: YouTube Now Also Blocks Music Videos in Germany

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Just a few weeks ago, Google started to block music videos on YouTube in England, after its negotiations with the UK’s artistic royalty-collecting body PRS for Music failed because of disagreements about the price of the license and a lack of transparency. Today, Google’s negotiations with the German music rights association GEMA also failed, and Google will now block music videos in Germany as well. Google’s contract with GEMA expired yesterday, after the two parties failed to come to an agreement about the price of a new license.In its statement, Google cites exactly the same reasons for taking down the videos and fighting the German music rights association as it did when it announced that it would start to block music videos in the UK after its negotiations with PRS for Music failed: lack of transparency about which videos would be covered by the agreement, and the extraordinarily high price of the license. According to Google, GEMA’s prices would be more than fifty times as high as those that PRS for Music was looking for in Britain. According to Google, GEMA’s prices would mean that Google would have to pay the equivalent of about 500 Euros for one traditional CD – without even knowing which songs it would be getting on that CD.YouTube, according to Heise Online, would also prefer to pay a flat rate, though the German music rights association would prefer a more nuanced payment model.Controlling Costs at YouTubeFighting these music rights organizations is also clearly a sign that Google is trying to keep the costs of operating YouTube under control. After all, it still hasn’t found a way to monetize the service to the point where it would break even. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… frederic lardinois Related Posts center_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#Google#music#news#web 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutlast_img read more

Alabama ~ Sales and Use Tax: Purchase of Poultry Litter Treatment Not Qualified for Pollution Control Exemption

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportA poultry house’s purchase of poultry litter treatment (PLT) did not qualify for a pollution control exemption from Alabama sales tax because the PLT was primarily purchased to grow healthy chickens rather than to control pollution. While materials acquired primarily for pollution control are generally tax exempt, and the PLT also limited ammonia emissions to the atmosphere, in this case it was used primarily to ensure the well-being of the poultry.Mar-Jac Poultry AL LLC v. Alabama Department of Revenue, Alabama Tax Tribunal, No. S. 16-253, August 10, 2016, ¶201-883last_img read more

Sir Alex predicted Jurgen Klopp’s success at Liverpool : Jamie Carragher

first_imgAdvertisementLiverpool won their 6th Champions League trophy on Saturday , engineered by Jurgen Klopp. Since the German’s arrival , Liverpool have improved their squad significantly and have been expressive on the pitch in their high pressing and direct brand of football. Klopp’s six year regime at Anfield finally bore fruit as Liverpool finally won a major trophy.Liverpool have been serious challengers for the title now for quite some years now and are the favourites alongisde City for the coming season’s Premier League trophy. Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes Sir Alex Ferguson had predicted this rise of Liverpool FC under Klopp well before as he writes in his column at the telegraph :“I can recall the moment when I became genuinely excited about what Jurgen Klopp would bring to Liverpool. It was not just his work in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, thrilling as that was. Nor was it that his natural enthusiasm and personality was so perfect for Anfield, which he demonstrated upon arrival. There is more to being a great manager than charm and personality,” Carragher wrote, before adding:“The true endorsement came on a visit to Old Trafford a couple of years ago. I was invited to play in Michael Carrick’s testimonial and had the chance to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson. I had read Fergie’s complimentary remarks about the Liverpool manager, so wanted to hear more. “He’s got something about him. He is very confident,” Sir Alex told me.”“There was a look of genuine admiration for Klopp, accompanied by that added hint of concern, telling me all I needed. “If Fergie is worried, this guy must be the real deal,” I thought,” Carragher wrote.Advertisementlast_img read more

Equity,quality among 5 pillars of new education policy:HRD min

first_imgHyderabad, Apr 8 (PTI) The five pillars of the new education policy will be accessibility, equity, quality, affordability and accountability, Union HRD MinisterPrakash Javadekar said here today.”All these five pillars are important for new education policy. We need to add value education, sport activity, yoga. Yoga is our own narrative which has been accepted across the world. Now there is Samata day also. Ambedkar Jayanti also (being observed) by United Nations,” he said, speaking at silver jubilee celebrations of Pragna Bharati, tonight.The Centres draft education policy was released last year.Stressing on the importance of innovation, he said innovation is changing lives fast and it can ensure sustainable way of prosperity.The Centre has come up with Uchtar Avishkar Yojana to promote innovation and also organised a hackathon, he said.Government is making efforts to set up 20 world-class universities in the country, ten each in private and public sector, Javadekar said.The government is also launching Global Research Interactive Network (GRIN) programme, which will provide scholarship and opportunity to students to work with reputed foreign laboratories and enjoy the liberty of returning to India to continue with research, he said.The HRD Minister also said the government has started the higher education finance agency.An amount of Rs20,000 cores would be raised in next one and half years. The amount would be spent to create research and academic infrastructure in the best institutes so that the best of the students stay back in the country, he said.Javadekar said he sought a “positive Indology” to replace a “divisive agenda with which people are working on Indology”.advertisement”Indology, Indian studies is suffering world over because its a divisive agenda with which people are working on Indology. I found that I have ICSSR, ICHR, ICPR, then there is ASI in Culture ministry, then Indira Gandhi institute in Culture ministry and ICCR.”I said you create a positive Indology. Because, there only this negative narrative and divisive narrative of Indology. Thats wrong interpretation. Its united country and will remain united. Thats the real narrative which must preserve,” he said.The NDA government is moving ahead with the agenda of making India prosperous that involves all, he said.Meanwhile, Javadekar visited Bhongir in Telangana earlier in the day and addressed BJP functionaries.Asserting that the victory of BJP in Uttar Pradesh polls is vote for development, he dismissed the doubts expressed about functioning of EVMs by BSP chief Mayawati. PTI SJR NRB RCJlast_img read more

Our performance will speak for themselves, says Bembem

first_imgShillong, Mar 25 (PTI) Bembem Devi, the face of Indian womens football for the past couple of decades, today said Eastern Sporting Unions performances will speak for themselves as the defending champions look to take home the crown that they earned last year when the Hero Indian Womens League gets underway here tomorrow. ?We are the defending champions and our aim is to take back home what we earned last year,” said Bembem, who coaches Eastern Sporting Union. ?Being the defending champions, there is always an added pressure on you. The weight of expectations can be overwhelming. But if we as a team are not confident enough in our abilities then there is no point in taking the field. ?There is absolutely no alternative to not believing in yourself and playing like champions,” she added. Bembem said they are not waiting on their past laurels. ?Well some of the players played at the Senior NFC and they learnt that you cant take anything for granted in football. This year we have brought in a few players and are not just resting on our previous achievements. ?Just wait for us to take the field and our performances will speak for themselves.? The IWL had seen a reach of 8.8 million on Facebook last year, even the Qualifiers for Season 2 in Kohlapur had generated sizeable interest. Bembem said: ?The interest in Womens Football and football in general is growing in India. And if we can showcase good football, this interest will grow even further.advertisement ?It would be even better if existing teams in the top tiers take interest in having their own Womens team. I want to thank Gokulam Kerala FC from the bottom of my heart for taking active interest in the womens game,? the Arjuna Award winner added. The IWL was held in Delhi last year and this time it finds home in Shillong in the North East and Bembem is excited about it. ?We all know how passionate the North East is about football. We can expect good crowds to come in and support us?, said the hopeful Coach. Recent times have seen new power centres come up with Tamil Nadu winning the Senior Womens National Football Championship and Chandigarh coming on top in the Sub-Junior Girls National Football Championship. Both times, it was Manipur who came up short. ?It is actually good that new teams are winning at the national level. It shows how the game is spreading in different parts of the country,? Bembem said. ?I want to congratulate Tamil Nadu for the super display in Cuttack and also the AIFF for the work they have done at the grassroot level across the country.? PTI ATK ATKlast_img read more

WATCH: Keeper scores last-minute equaliser against Milan

first_imgMilan VIDEO: Goalkeeper heads historic injury-time equaliser to devastate AC Milan and Gattuso Goal Last updated 1 year ago 22:00 12/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alberto Brignoli Benevento AC Milan Getty Milan Serie A Benevento v Milan Benevento The Rossoneri’s first outing under their new manager ended in spectacular fashion, dropping two points as a result of a headed leveller in added time Gennaro Gattuso’s first game in charge of AC Milan ended with Benevento goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli scoring a 95th-minute equaliser to earn the home side their first ever Serie A point.Milan winger Giacomo Bonaventura opened the scoring for Milan in the first half before the hosts struck back through George Puscas.Nikola Kalinic then restored Milan’s goal advantage with a header, capitalising on the home side’s struggle to clear the ball from a corner, but it would be the Benevento goalkeeper who had the final say. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Deep into the five minutes of stoppage time added onto the end of the game, a free-kick from Danilo Cataldi was met by the head of Brignoli who had been sent into the opposing penalty area to attack the set-piece.Gianluigi Donnarumma was unable to attempt a save, such was the nature of the header, leaving Benevento to steal a 2-2 draw and record their first point of the season.ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE, WHEN YOU THINK YOU’VE SEEN IT ALL…INJURY TIME, GOALKEEPER DIVING HEADER EQUALISERSensational drama at Benevento pic.twitter.com/3q7qVYbvYU — BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) December 3, 2017 “It’s such a strong feeling, indescribable,” Brignoli told Sky Sport Italia. “I dedicate the goal to all the fans who are living a dream that they hoped would have gone better.”They [the coaches] told me to go up, that there was nothing to lose. I went to jump, closed my eyes and dived more like a goalkeeper than a striker.”We’ve lost so many games unfairly at the end, even against Juventus. For once, after three months of sacrifice by everyone, it’s nice to be able to celebrate.”This draw is for everyone and it would be selfish to talk only about me.”Before Sunday’s meeting with Milan at Stadio Ciro Vigorito, Benevento had failed to pick up a single point from 14 league outings and sat firmly at the bottom of the Italian top flight following their promotion from Serie B last season.Prior to Brignoli’s effort, the last goalkeeper to score a goal in Serie A had been Massimo Taibi in Reggina v Udinese, in April 2001.last_img read more

‘No Liverpool player would get in Madrid’s team!’

first_imgUEFA Champions League ‘No Liverpool player would make Real Madrid’s team’ – Del Bosque Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 18:43 5/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(48) Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2017-18 Getty Images UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid Liverpool The former Blancos manager is supremely confident his old team will beat Jurgen Klopp’s men in this weekend’s Champions League final Former Real Madrid manager Vicente Del Bosque insists that no Liverpool player would get into Los Blancos’ team as the two sides prepare to face off in this weekend’s Champions League final.The Reds defeated Roma to reach the showpiece in Kiev, while Real overcame Bayern Munich in the last four .Both sides have been in exciting, swashbuckling form in Europe, with the Reds scoring 17 goals in just six knockout fixtures, and Real hitting 13. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Mohamed Salah has inspired Liverpool’s superb run to the final, scoring 10 goals in 12 appearances in Europe’s premier club competition, but Del Bosque does not believe the Egypt international would make Zinedine Zidane’s starting XI.Indeed, the 67-year-old, who won the Champions League and La Liga twice apiece during his reign at Santiago Bernabeu, believes the final could be something of a rout.”Real Madrid have a great squad, and it’s the best club in Europe right now,” Del Bosque told Spanish outlet COPE .“They have to ratify that on Saturday. Real Madrid will beat Liverpool 4-1.“I cannot find a single Liverpool player that improves Real Madrid, [not even] Salah.”[Gareth] Bale and [Karim] Benzema are very good. “Benzema is a great player too, sometimes [he can go] cold, but he has given an extraordinary performance, and Cristiano Ronaldo makes them all better.”Del Bosque also won the World Cup and the European Championships with Spain in 2010 and 2012 respectively.Liverpool prepared for this weekend’s final with a 4-0 win over Brighton on the final day of the Premier League season, two weekends ago, while a rotated Real XI drew 2-2 with Villarreal on Saturday. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

5 tips for better orchestrating your messages this holiday

first_imgIf you want the best response to your outreach this holiday, focus on creating surround sound around your supporters. You want to project the same messages via multiple channels in a well-orchestrated marketing symphony.How do you do that? Roger Craver had some good tips in Fundraising Success that focused on retention. Here are five ways to better orchestrate your messages this holiday, inspired by his thinking.1. Create one message or theme and build on it. You want your outreach via email, direct mail, telephone, social media, mobile, etc. to sound like variations on a theme – not unrelated music. Pick a key idea and reinforce it through each medium through which you contact supporters.2. Contact supporters in multiple ways. The best way to build a relationship with donors is to acknowledge the fact that people like to give in a variety of venues: email, direct mail, Facebook,etc. There are not just pure “online donors” and “mobile donors”and “direct mail” donors – there are donors who choose to mix it up. Research shows donors give the most – and stay the longest – when you take this approach.3. In each form of outreach, reference other ways to connect. Put web addresses for online giving in your direct mail. Put postal addresses on your website. And so on.4. Experiment. Roger notes that some organizations have success when they send text messages to donors the day direct mail hits. Others find better responses by sending emails a little while after a direct mail piece lands. Test different combinations and timing to see what works best for you.5. Plan around the donor. Get all of these pieces playing together by creating a comprehensive plan around the donor (rather than having each department at your organization doing their own thing). You want harmonic sense for your supporters — a lovely set of surround sound rather than a cacophony of ad hoc outreach! So make a calendar from the donor perspective and confirm your supporters are getting the right messages, through the right channels at the right times.last_img read more

Twelve Convening Partners Join the Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference 2015

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on February 17, 2015August 10, 2016Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Join the Secretariat of Health of Mexico and 15 other convening partners in Mexico City, October 18 to 21, for a landmark technical conference to discuss strategies for reaching every mother and newborn with high-quality health care.Who should attend? The conference will have a technical focus, highlighting approaches and lessons from programs, policies, research, and advocacy for improving both maternal and newborn health. We welcome participation from stakeholders at all levels including: program managers, policymakers, researchers, donors, clinicians, technical advisors, advocates, and representatives of professional organizations.How to join?Abstract submission will open in March 2015. For more information, including updates on open registration, please sign up for the conference mailing list or visit www.globalmnh2015.org.Why now? 2015 is a critical milestone in international development. The deadline for the Millennium Development Goals; the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals; and the launch of an updated UN Secretary General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health under the Every Woman Every Child movement will provide the framework for the Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference 2015. Our gathering will offer the first opportunity for the global maternal and newborn health communities to engage in technical discussions together and strategize how to meet the new goals and translate international commitments into concrete action.Share this:last_img read more

Women in Philanthropy Profile: Amy Navejas

first_imgFor 61 years, Better Health (a Network for Good customer since 2017) has addressed the unmet healthcare needs of Cumberland County’s low-income residents through education, referral, and assistance. Since 2015, Executive Director and CEO Amy Navejas has managed a small team of ten staff. Though they are small, they are mighty—that small staff touched over 7,000 people in 2017.Caring for a communityOriginally, Better Health filled emergency medications for individuals in need. Over time they evolved to meet the needs of the community; aiding with things that strain a low-income person’s financial reserves, such as emergency dental extractions, eyeglasses, and travel to the larger North Carolina hospitals.“We don’t want anybody to have to choose between food and rent and a critical medical need.”In the 1970s, Better Health launched an education-based diabetes program to help clients manage their disease along with their doctor. Through the program, a patient can get their blood sugar and blood pressure checked; take classes; and even borrow wheelchairs, walkers, and other medical supplies from Better Health’s 1,000+ donated items.Dedicated to patients of all ages, Better Health also helps families with children who are significantly obese create a wellness program. The entire family attends the program together. By providing a safe outlet where children can become physically fit and adopt more healthy lifestyle habits, the entire family learns better health and fitness.“I wear many, many hats.”On any given day, you’ll find Navejas writing or reporting on a grant, reviewing program updates from staff, managing the organization’s financials, and of course lots of meetings—board meetings, committee meetings, fundraising meetings, community meetings.But she hadn’t always planned on becoming a nonprofit CEO. A law school graduate, Navejas switched careers after the birth of her first child.“To be a great attorney you have to bring home boxes and boxes of files every night and pour over them to prepare for court. I watched my firm’s senior partners arrive before all the other staff and leave well after dark. I wouldn’t want to do that any other way in order to be completely prepared for clients. After my daughter was born, I realized that schedule wasn’t conducive to the kind of family life that I wanted to have.”From a young age, Navejas’ parents and grandparents instilled in her a passion for helping others. She followed that passion to Carolina Collaborative Community Care, and when the opportunity at Better Health came up, she jumped on it.“I love it here. There are always challenges and I love working through hurdles, making progress, and finding creative solutions. Sometimes a client walks through our doors, deeply in need, and they don’t expect us to be able to help because everyone else they’ve gone to has said no. We try to find a way to say yes, not a reason to say no. The relief I see on their face when I tell them they’ll be taken care of is all the motivation I need.”Passion for the missionWhen it comes to leading a nonprofit, Navejas relies on her small but mighty staff. The single most critical factor she looks for in a team member is someone who has that passion and that connection with the mission.“It’s all about finding the right people. If someone has the passion and the work ethic, they can be trained and do well. Being such a small organization, that makes a big difference. Our staff has made a huge impact. Better Health excels at what we do because our staff is so dedicated.”Women in Philanthropy is an ongoing blog series in celebration of Women’s History Month, featuring some of the incredible women Network for Good has the pleasure to work with.Read more on The Nonprofit Bloglast_img read more

Betis coach hoping Messi catches a cold

first_imgReal Betis coach Rubi has joked he hopes Barcelona star Lionel Messi comes down with a cold ahead of his expected return from injury in La Liga on Sunday. Messi missed the Catalans’ season opener last weekend through a calf complaint, with Athletic Bilbao claiming a late 1-0 win in his absence.  Much to Rubi’s dismay, the Argentine attacker has returned to full training and will likely play some part against Betis.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? While he accepts Messi could well start the contest, Rubi has his fingers crossed a flu might just strike him down and give his side one less thing to worry about.  “I think Messi is going to play from the start. It’s what I think,” Rubi said. “I’d prefer Messi to have a cold, not an injury, but a cold so he cannot play. “We have to go with a point of courage but knowing that any player they put out will be good. “If you go with excessive respect you are losing 1-0. You have to be brave but not commit nonsense, because they will take advantage of that.” Betis began their La Liga campaign with a 2-1 loss to Valladolid having finished last season in 10th where they did claim a surprise 4-3 win over Barcelona in November.  Rubi, who joined the club in June from Espanyol, was asked to weigh in Barca’s protracted pursuit of Neymar and declared it can only help the Catalans to have such a player.  “I am nobody to say if Barcelona should sign Neymar or not, but I have worked with him and he is one of the five best in the world,” he said.  “Having one of the five best in the world is wonderful.”  While the Catalans remain in a transfer battle for the Brazilian, Ernesto Valverde will be hoping his side can bounce back quickly from their shock loss to Bilbao.  Barcelona eased to the La Liga title last season, finishing 11 points clear of Atletico Madrid, and are now looking to claim the Spanish top-flight for a third straight season.  With Atletico and Real Madrid both claiming wins in their opening games, this is the first time Messi has ever seen his side trail both by three points.last_img read more

Sanchez lifts lid on his Man Utd frustrations

first_imgAlexis Sanchez does not regret his decision to join Manchester United but suggested he became frustrated at not being selected regularly for the Red Devils.The Chile international found himself struggling for form from the moment he completed a switch from Arsenal in the winter transfer window of 2018.Despite being a proven performer in the Premier League, Sanchez found it difficult to make his mark in Manchester and saw questions asked of his value on a lucrative contract. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Niggling knocks and an inability to adjust to the demands of his new surroundings have left the South American stuck on five goals in 45 appearances.That return has led to United sanctioning a loan move to Serie A giants Inter , with the plan being for Sanchez to rediscover his spark in Italy before another call is made on his long-term future.The 30-year-old forward told BBC Sport on the path his career has taken of late: “I’m very happy I went to Manchester United.”I’ve always said that. It’s the club that’s won the most in England.”When I went to Arsenal it was fantastic – I was happy there – but United were growing at the time, they were buying players to win something.”I wanted to join them and win everything. I don’t regret going there.”Alexis Sanchez Chile 2019While remaining convinced that he made the right decision, Sanchez started just 31 of 77 possible outings for United and concedes that tactical tweaks left him frustrated at times.He added: “I think that I’m happy when I play for my national team.”I was happy at Manchester United too, but I’ve always said to my friends: I want to play.”If they would let me play I’ll do my best. Sometimes I’d play 60 minutes then I wouldn’t play the next game – and I didn’t know why.”Sanchez is yet to take in a competitive outing during the 2019-20 campaign, having returned to United over the summer nursing an injury picked up on Copa America duty.He is adamant that he was ready for international duty, despite the lack of minutes under his belt, and is unsure as to why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to completely overlook him during pre-season and the opening weeks of the new campaign.Sanchez said: “I felt fine. I think I did well in the Copa America.”After that, it [not playing any pre-season games] depended on the coach to let me play. You need to ask him this question, not me.”last_img read more

Paul Finebaum Releases His Updated Top 4 After Week 5

first_img Here’s his updated top four:Ohio State BuckeyesAlabama Crimson TideGeorgia BulldogsOklahoma SoonersClemson and LSU are the two other main contenders for the College Football Playoff right now.Auburn, Florida and Wisconsin have all looked strong, too. The Tigers and the Gators will play in Gainesville this weekend. An extreme closeup of ESPN's Paul Finebaum.ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 31: TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum revealed earlier today that he does not have Clemson ranked inside his personal top four following the close win at North Carolina.The SEC guru is not high on the Tigers right now, though he admitted that they’ll end up making the College Football Playoff.“I would drop them out of the top four,” Finebaum said on SportsCenter. “Listen, the question is are they one of the four best teams in the country right now. They are not one of the four best teams. They will get to the Playoffs because they won’t see anyone of consequence, but they’re not better than Alabama. They’re not better than Ohio State. Then, you can look around and match them up against Georgia. No, they’re not better than Georgia either.”Finebaum has Ohio State at No. 1 following the Buckeyes’ blowout win at Nebraska.last_img read more

Joel Klatt Releases His New Top 10 After Week 6

first_imgJoel Klatt speaks during a Fox Sports event.BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 07: Reggie Bush, Joel Klatt and Kevin Burkhardt of Fox Sports speak during the Fox segment of the 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 7, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) *** Reggie Bush; Joel Klatt; Kevin BurkhardtFOX college football analyst Joel Klatt has updated his personal rankings following Week 6 of the 2019 college football season.Week 6 featured a couple of notable results, with Michigan getting a big win over Iowa, and Florida taking down Auburn at home.Klatt has updated his top 10 following Week 6.The FOX analyst has Ohio State at No. 1. Ohio StateLSUAlabamaOklahomaGeorgiaClemsonWisconsinTexasNotre DameFloridaMy CFB Top 10 Wk61) @OhioStateFB2) @LSUfootball 3) @AlabamaFTBL 4) @OU_Football 5) @GeorgiaFootball 6) @ClemsonFB 7) @BadgerFootball 8) @TexasFootball 9) @NDFootball 10) @GatorsFB— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) October 6, 2019The official new top 25 polls will be out later today.The new Coaches’ Poll comes out at noon E.T. The new AP Poll comes out at 2 p.m. E.T.last_img read more

Hong Kong cricketers Irfan Ahmed and Nadeem Ahmed get life bans for match-fixing

first_img Next Hong Kong cricketers Irfan Ahmed and Nadeem Ahmed get life bans for match-fixingThree players of the Hong Kong national cricket team have been found guilty of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code by a Tribunal.advertisement India Today Web Desk DubaiAugust 26, 2019UPDATED: August 26, 2019 18:26 IST Nadeem Ahmed has featured in 25 ODIs and 24 T20Is for Hong Kong (Getty Images)Irfan Ahmed and Nadeem Ahmed, who play for the Hong Kong national cricket team, have been handed life bans from all cricket by the International Cricket Council after being found guilty of match-fixing while a third player, Haseeb Amjad, has been banned for five years by the national governing body’s Anti-Corruption Tribunal.All three players were found guilty of breaching the Anti-Corruption Code after the ICC Tribunal found that all three “fixed or contrived to fix matches, failed, for reward, to perform and failed to disclose approaches to fix” during a number of international fixtures across a two-year period.All-rounder Irfan Ahmed has played 6 ODIs and 8 T20Is for Hong Kong while spinner Nadeem Ahmed has featured in 25 ODIs and 24 T20Is. Medium pacer Haseeb Amjad has played 25 international matches so far – 7 ODIs and 18 T20Is for Hong Kong.”This has been a long and complex investigation which has uncovered systematic attempts to influence moments in matches by experienced international cricketers over a period of time. Their conduct was premeditated and sophisticated and each of the Ahmed brothers sought to corrupt others.”The main offences relate to the Hong Kong matches against Scotland and Canada where the players fixed specific overs. These matches were won by Hong Kong so it did not materially affect the results of the tournament, however I cannot reiterate strongly enough to any player considering this that we treat any form of fixing – spot or match – with the upmost seriousness.”With the fixers finding it harder than ever before to penetrate the highest levels of the game, we are increasingly seeing them turn their attention to other avenues in the sport and we will continue to work with Members to ensure players at all levels are educated about the dangers of corruption.advertisement”The severity of the offences is reflected in the sanctions and I hope will deter other players from taking this path and demonstrate to cricket fans around the world our commitment to a corruption free sport,” Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager – ACU said in a statement.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow ICCFollow Match fixingFollow Irfan AhmedFollow Nadeem Ahmedlast_img read more

Keane slams former Republic of Ireland players

first_imgRoy Keane has launched a scathing attack on some of the players he oversaw as assistant coach of the Republic of Ireland.  The former Manchester United player had been Martin O’Neill’s partner in charge of the national team from 2013 to 2018 before both left their roles in November last year following a poor run of results.  Not one to keep quiet, Keane feels he and O’Neill were let down by some of their players, who he believes thought far too highly of themselves.   Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream “I’ll give you an example. Jon Walters, the last two or three years – Jon does a lot of talking, it’s amazing. Harry Arter, he went to Cardiff on loan, got relegated. Wardy can’t get in the Stoke team, at the moment, bottom of the league,” Keane said while speaking at an Off The Ball event in Dublin.  “Imagine if Jon won a trophy. He talks a good game. He goes on the TV, on about how he was harshly treated by me. Not kicking a ball for Burnley for two or three years. “On TV, crying about his family situation. You know, how about lying low for a while, taking it easy? Have a look at his medals? Wouldn’t take long. “Ironically two or three years ago when his career was coming to the end, he went to Ipswich on loan. I was laughing my head off. “When we were beaten by Wales, he didn’t have a good game. Wardy didn’t have a good game. They need to go back and see how bad they were.”  Accused of demanding too much of his players as a coach, Keane feels he has nothing to apologise for and singled out one incident he experienced as a player to make his point. “Brian Clough – you’re on about motivation – he punched me one time,” he said.  “He was upset. It was heated. He punched me. I remember thinking ‘You’re still a brilliant manager’. “I came in the next day and trained. I didn’t text somebody in the media. Or go on ‘Ratsapp’.” Having left his most recent role as an assistant at Nottingham Forest in June, Keane revealed he’s open to a return to management but wants complete control of a club again.  “I definitely want to have another crack. I don’t think Real Madrid will be calling me,” he said.  “If I go back to a club, it’s got to be as a manager, simple as that.” Republic of Ireland face Switzerland on September 5 as part of Euro 2020 qualification with Mick McCarthy’s side currently top of their group.last_img read more

‘Man Utd still years away from title challenge’

first_imgManchester United remain “years away” from piecing together a Premier League title challenge, admits Andy Cole.The Red Devils have failed to get their hands on the English top-flight crown since Sir Alex Ferguson headed into retirement on the back of his 13th success in 2013.David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have been unable to reclaim a standing at the summit, with the latter getting as close as anybody with a runner-up finish in 2017-18. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now charged with the task of forcing United back into contention, but he has taken on a big job.Cole, who formed part of the Red Devils’ historic Treble triumph in 1999, concedes that the rebuilding project at Old Trafford remains a work in progress.He is not expecting that to change any time soon, telling Sky Sports: “I genuinely believe we’re still a few years away.”We’ve just got to keep improving, keep bringing in better players and just try and improve season by season, because the two teams at the top – Liverpool and Manchester City – they’re pulling away from everyone.”I was in a team at Manchester United where we were doing exactly the same thing and in the end, everyone else closed the gap.”It’s a case of just keep persevering, keep improving season by season and closing the gap.”Roy Keane Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester UnitedUnited finished 32 points adrift of arch-rivals Manchester City last season as Pep Guardiola’s side enjoyed back-to-back title wins.If the Red Devils are to close that gap, then they need to find inspiration from somewhere.They have boasted those qualities in abundance down the years, on and off the field, with two iconic figures from their recent past having made plenty of headlines of late.Former captain Roy Keane has been speaking his mind again, with the Irishman suggesting that United legend Ferguson did not always have the best interests of the club at heart.Cole hopes any differences between two men he holds in the highest regard can be ironed out, saying: “It’s disappointing but I’m just hoping that both of them can address the situation and work it out because I’ve got a lot of time for the pair of them.”I spoke to Roy the other day and I’ve always had a great relationship with Sir Alex, so fingers crossed they will be able to sort it out.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Mane injured by ‘awful combination’, reveals Klopp

first_imgSadio Mane was forced off during Liverpool’s win at Chelsea by the combination of a knock to the knee and a dead leg, Jurgen Klopp confirmed after his side’s 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge.Mane was replaced by James Milner after N’Golo Kante hauled Chelsea back into the game with a mazy dribble and exquisite finish in the 71st minute.Liverpool, who had led 2-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino, survived numerous late scares as Frank Lampard’s men pushed for an equaliser that never arrived. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career That win leaves the Reds sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League table, leading Manchester City by five points after starting the season with six victories in as many outings.Klopp told Sky Sports that Mane was “okay” after the final whistle, before explaining to reporters the reasons for replacing the forward.Jürgen Klopp provides an update on Sadio Mane… https://t.co/crt1F8eHcZ— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 22, 2019″It was a knock on the bone, around the knee, and a dead leg,” said Klopp. “That’s an awful combination.”He tried everything. I think you saw there was one counter situation when he really tried and I would say on a non-dead-leg day he will get that ball, but no chance.”Then we say, ‘come on, now we have to do it’ and changed. That’s it.”Liverpool are next in action on Wednesday, as they face MK Dons in the Carabao Cup.Their next Premier League fixture sees them travel to Sheffield United in the early kick-off on Saturday. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Vitor Matos joins Klopp’s coaching staff at Liverpool

first_imgFormer Porto employee Vitor Matos has joined Liverpool as part of Jurgen Klopp’s backroom staff, the club confirmed on Tuesday. Matos’ last role was with the Portuguese giants’ B team, where he acted as assistant coach. But he will now link up with Klopp to hone the Reds’ promises in a developmental role, having also accrued experience in China. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career “Vitor Matos has officially joined the Liverpool FC staff as elite development coach,” Liverpool announced on their official website.Matos has taken in two spells at Porto, and also two years in China, and he will take up the role at Liverpool which was previously held by current assistant manager Pep Lijnders.Klopp hopes that he will continue the work previously performed Lijnders in bringing through the next generation of talent. “We’ve worked for a while on it. We had the idea that it makes real sense because we have so many outstanding, young boys,” he said.“The situation is a little bit like this: if you are in pre-season, they are with us and we need them for training, for the games and all that stuff. But then the season starts and all the big guns come back and we don’t want to give them the feeling they are now a bit further away again.“So we thought it made sense that they really get their specific coach again what Pep did years ago when I came in. I loved the fact I got a sensational assistant manager, but we lost the development coach a little bit.“We had to fill that void and we’ve done that with a really great guy, an outstanding coach. Young and experienced, you don’t get that a lot. A kind of guy who is used to having six or seven sessions a day.“He is smart, his English is very good – which is obviously important – and he has worked at different clubs, but is educated at Porto, which is good for us because Pep is from there as well.“He had made his own experience already and now we can all get the benefit of that. It will be great for the boys 100 per cent.“We have to introduce him to the boys, but he will do that today.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Eriksen responds to ‘bullsh*t’ rumours

first_imgChristian Eriksen has responded to rumours stating that his wife was having an affair with Tottenham team-mate Jan Vertonghen, calling the reports ‘bullsh*t’.Reports emerged linking Eriksen’s wife with the Belgian defender, with rumours of a dressing room bust-up following as a result.Spurs players were reportedly not talking to one another in the wake of the incident, with Eriksen said to be not in a place to mentally handle playing football. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career The reports also allege that Mauricio Pochettino was struggling to control the situation, with an exit to Real Madrid looking all the more likely.However, Eriksen took to Twitter to combat those rumours, denying the allegations with a one-word response.#bullshit 😴 https://t.co/gfB9Izlhl4— Christian Eriksen (@ChrisEriksen8) October 2, 2019Vertonghen, meanwhile, also issued a response, quoting his team-mate’s tweet with a comeback of his own.😩😩😩 @ChrisEriksen8 ❤️ https://t.co/sne3uZH1qX— Jan Vertonghen (@JanVertonghen) October 2, 2019The reports come amid a frustrating series of results for Spurs, who were demolished by Bayern Munich 7-2 in their second Champions League group stage match on Tuesday.Spurs initially took the lead in the first half through Son Heung-min and squared the match at two apiece in the second half via a Harry Kane penalty, but a barrage of goals, including four from Serge Gnabry, doomed Tottenham to an embarrassing home defeat at the hands of the German champions.The Champions League humbling follows up a draw with Olympiacos in Spurs’ first match of the group stage, leaving them chasing Bayern and Red Star Belgrade after two fixtures.In the Premier League, Tottenham have struggled as well, having amassed just 11 points from seven matches as the club sits sixth in the league.Tottenham recently eeked out a win over Southampton despite losing Serge Aurier to a red card, but consecutive losses to Leicester City in the Premier League and Colchester City in the Carabao Cup have caused concern for last season’s Champions League finalists.Eriksen has yet to hit the heights of last season, having provided one goal and one assist in just four league appearances thus far.Vertonghen, meanwhile, has also made four starts for the club in league play.Next up for Spurs is a visit to Brighton in the Premier League ahead of the international break.After that, Tottenham will return to action against Watford before hosting Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Mane: Liverpool players took the p*ss over Salah spat!

first_imgSadio Mane has revealed that his public show of frustration towards Mohamed Salah led to Liverpool team-mates “taking the p*ss” out of the pair.Two members of the Reds’ fearsome attacking unit became embroiled in a spat, which club colleagues found hilarious during a Premier League trip to Burnley.Jurgen Klopp’s side ran out 3-0 winners at Turf Moor, but Mane dominated the headlines for his reaction to being substituted. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career The Senegalese made it clear when heading to the bench that he was less than impressed with the selfish streak displayed by Egyptian frontman Salah.Those in the Liverpool camp were quick to play the incident down, while those at the centre of the squabble have since seen the funny side, with Mane admitting that his Anfield colleagues have not allowed him to live the incident down.He told Canal+Sport: “Everyone was taking the p*ss out of us.“[Georginio] Wijnaldum, who likes to tease people, waited until everyone was there, came up to me and asked out loud, ‘Mo Salah, why did Mane want to hit you?’ and the whole team started laughing.”Mane insists the matter has now blown over, with there no division inside the Liverpool camp.Sadio Mane Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2019-20He added: “It was a misunderstanding.“I just wanted to help the team. You look at teams like [Manchester] City, they sometimes score five or six.“If there’s a possibility to kill off the game as quickly as possible all the while trying to score many goals, I think that’s important, and so I was a bit frustrated.“We just talked, and everything was like before.“We talked between ourselves, and then the manager called me into his office and we spoke.“I told him it was already sorted and he was pleasantly surprised.”Mane went on to reveal what was discussed when he confronted Salah, saying: “He told me, ‘But Sadio, why are you angry?’ I told him, ‘You needed to give me the ball, Mo’, to which he replied, ‘I didn’t see you. You know I’ve got nothing against you’.“I knew that, but his reaction was a bit strange to me.“We’re always side by side. He’s 10 and I’m 11 . We text each other sometimes. We even talk on the phone, but we don’t have a problem.”Table-topping Liverpool will be hoping to see Mane and Salah on the best of terms when they return to Premier League action on Sunday with a trip to arch-rivals Manchester United. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Ancelotti dismisses Napoli exit rumours

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti is pleased to have the full backing of Aurelio De Laurentiis and has thanked Napoli’s chairman for clarifying “lies” that surfaced in the media.Italian outlet the Corriere dello Sport this month reported Ancelotti is considering his future at Stadio San Paolo following a difficult run of form.Napoli entered the international break on the back of one win in four matches in all competitions and already trail Serie A leaders Juventus by six points. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career De Laurentiis this week rubbished suggestions he had fallen out with Ancelotti and assured the veteran coach he can stay on for another decade should he wish. Ancelotti has reiterated he is happy in Naples and is keen to get his side’s campaign back on track, starting with victory at home to Hellas Verona on Saturday.”De Laurentiis’ comments cleared up the rubbish we’ve heard people saying about us,” he said at Friday’s pre-match news conference.”We have an excellent relationship and I’m very happy here. What the president said came from the heart. “I’m pleased he has confidence in me and I’m also happy he cleared up some of the lies that have been going around.”What matters now is that we look forward and get back to winning again. We have a very important game tomorrow which gives us the chance to pick up three points and get going again.” Back-to-back goalless draws have been compounded by tension between Ancelotti and captain Lorenzo Insigne, who was left out of the squad for the stalemate with Genk.Insigne admitted this week he does not always see eye-to-eye with his coach, though Ancelotti has talked up the forward’s importance.”The situation with Lorenzo is not at all complicated,” he said. “He made an excellent start to the season then he had a dip in form and I decided to rest him. “He’s a key player when he’s relaxed, happy and able to fire up the team as he does so well. He’s less effective when he’s on edge because he’s not able to express his full potential.”I didn’t think he looked sharp in training and decided that it was best [to leave him out against Genk] – a strong decision perhaps but it’s all cleared up. I repeat, Insigne is a hugely important player for us.”last_img read more

Doing 3 Good Things: Camas honors Hilinski, raises mental health awareness

first_img By Andy Buhler, Columbian Staff Writer Published: September 6, 2018, 10:35pm “The culture in America says, ‘You going to be a dude? Freaking don’t cry. Don’t ask for help. Don’t show any weakness,’ ” Eagle said. “I’ve said that out there. ‘Don’t let people see your pain. Don’t let people see your pain.’ … What about mental pain?”Eagle ran into Washington State running backs coach Eric Mele at a summer event and told him about his intention to honor Hilinski.Mele told Eagle he would pass the message along to the Hilinski family, who have started the foundation “Hilinski’s Hope” to raise funding to programs that will help destigmatize mental health.Not long after, Eagle received an email from the family. They also sent him rubber bracelets that say “Hilinski’s Hope,” which Eagle wears proudly. We are honoring the memory of Tyler Hilinski #3, WSU QB who took his life last winter, to bring to light his struggles that led to his death. It’s ok to be down. It’s ok to ask for help. You are not alone. Hilinski’s Hope—do 3 good things each day in memory of Tyler. pic.twitter.com/dUbaMPi8cl— Coach Eagle (@jon_eagle) August 26, 2018In their season opener at Lincoln of Tacoma on last Friday, the decals were a detail featured as a part of their new uniforms. On Friday, the Papermakers will make their home debut at Doc Harris Stadium against Hazen of Renton donning the No. 3 for their home fans.For Eagle, it wasn’t about changing the culture on Camas’ football team. It was about challenging what he perceives as a society that doesn’t inform young men it’s OK to seek help. GO Doing 3 Good Things: Camas honors Hilinski, raises mental health awareness “We want to be invited to your wedding, hear about your first child, hear about your successes in your life,” Eagle said. “That’s what’s fun for us. … So, making those relationships, players feel I’ve got somebody to talk to if I need to.“If I can impact just our small group of kids, I can do my part to help.” Football coaches — head and assistant — made up 34.7 percent of those surveyed.“That is a very real thing in the high schools in Clark County that is not publicized like that,” Eagle said.Students at Camas are encouraged to approach any faculty member they feel comfortable with if they need help. From there, protocol says to direct students to one of seven counselors at the high school, who serve roughly 2,300 students, according to Camas principal Liza Sejkora.As for Eagle? He hopes each player, from the starters to the scout team, feel like they are a part of one big family. He wants each player to keep in touch with coaches, just as Eagle does with his former high school English teacher, who is 75.It’s why when Hilinski died, Eagle empathized with the pain of a coach losing a cherished member of their football family. Follow Follow The Columbian on Instagram To honor the foundation, Eagle adopted its credo: do three good things every day.That’s the message he preached to his players at the end of a practice during the heat of fall camp.Senior receiver Luc Sturbelle recalls as Eagle addressed the team, his tone become serious. He prefaced with, “I’m not a counselor,” then launched into his pitch to normalize asking for help for those who need it.At the end, Sturbelle said, the team huddled up close to one another.“Everyone was like, ‘I got you,’ and we knew everyone had each other’s backs,” Sturbelle said.The players then took it upon themselves to spread that message throughout the school, where football players are participants on the most celebrated team in Camas. Share: @AndyBuhler “(Eagle) said, ‘If you see someone sitting alone, you see someone who doesn’t get talked to very much, just invite them in and talk to them,’ ” Sturbelle said. “I’ve been doing that, too, because I know how that feels.”Senior Shane Jamison, like Sturbelle, recalls when the news broke about Hilinski. He watched video after video about it on YouTube in shock.The message, he said, was simple and impactful.“It’s a great issue to bring awareness to,” Jamison said.Eagle doesn’t have any specific connection to WSU’s football program. The longtime coach and teacher attended the University of Oregon. His son, Zach Eagle, plays for Eastern Washington. But as a football coach, the Hilinski story hit close to home.He has preached to his team in the past that regardless of what team you’re on, Camas or elsewhere, anyone who puts on pads is a member of the same club. Camas receiver Luc Sturbelle warms up for the season opener at Lincoln in Tacoma, displaying the team’s new helmets. The No. 3 decal on the back of each helmet is to honor WSU quarterback Tyler Hilinski, who died by suicide in January, and raise awareness for mental health (). Andy Buhler/The Columbian Photo Gallery Camas Papermakers 2 Photos Tags (360) 735-4557 Andy Buhler Columbian Staff Writer Share: Receive latest stories and local news in your email: “We’re just playing a game,” Eagle said. “So to get this cultural thing, that ‘I hate you because we’re playing you?’ That garbage? We’re all a member of the same club. Guys get too fired up.”Last winter, the WIAA commissioned a survey of coaches through a Gonzaga University graduate program conducted a study that examined the presence of mental health and wellness issues in high school sports.The findings, which The Columbian obtained, were presented to coaches statewide at an annual clinic in Yakima in late July.More than 13 percent of the 917 coaches surveyed indicated they have seen, discussed or heard student athletes speak about anxiety. Just under 11 percent said aggression and anger, 10.17 percent identified burnout and overtraining, 8.9 percent said mood shifts and irritability and 8.21 percent said depression. CAMAS — When Jon Eagle heard the news that Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski had died by suicide, his response was one with the masses.“I, like a lot of people, was just sick to my stomach when that whole thing came about last January,” Eagle said, “and was like, you know, I want to do something about this.”Understanding his position on the local prep football scene, he did.Eagle, the Camas head football coach and a longtime coach in Clark County, ordered decals with the No. 3, Hilinski’s college number, for the back of every Camas helmet this season.It’s a move in step with many within of the football community and outside, seeking to bring awareness to mental health issues, and noramlize asking for help in the wake of Hilinski’s death. 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Patriots owner Robert Kraft accused of soliciting prostitute

first_img Share: In 2007, the Patriots got in trouble for filming other teams’ signals. The NFL fined the team $250,000 and Belichick $500,000. In 2014, Brady was accused of deflating game footballs to gain a better grip. He served a four-game suspension, and the Patriots were fined $1 million.Kraft was not implicated in either scandal.___Spencer reported from Fort Lauderdale. AP sports writer Kyle Hightower in Boston and reporter Kevin Frekking in Washington, D.C., contributed to this report. Published: February 22, 2019, 9:33am By TERRY SPENCER and JOSHUA REPLOGLE, Associated Press Vero Beach police Chief David Currey, whose agency has been involved in the sex-trafficking investigation, told reporters earlier this week that the prostitutes are victims who have been trapped into the trade.“These girls are there all day long, into the evening. They can’t leave and they are performing sex acts,” Currey said, according to TCPalm. “Some of them may tell us they’re OK, but they’re not.”The owner of Orchids of Asia Day Spa, 58-year-old Hua Zhang, was arrested Tuesday on 29 prostitution and related charges. Police in her arrest report said they watched video of her employees performing various sex acts with two dozen customers. Her attorney, Gennaro Cariglio Jr., had no comment.Kraft, who made his initial fortune through a packaging company, bought the Patriots in 1994 for $172 million to keep the team from moving to St. Louis. He hired Bill Belichick as coach in 2000, and the team later drafted quarterback Tom Brady, launching its nearly two decades of success. JUPITER, Fla. — Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday.The 77-year-old Kraft denied any wrongdoing. The case comes amid a crackdown on sex trafficking from Palm Beach to Orlando in which police planted cameras in massage parlors.Kraft was not immediately arrested. Jupiter police said a warrant will be issued and his attorneys will be notified. They said details about the misdemeanor charges against the owner of the Super Bowl champion team will not be released until next week.Hundreds of arrest warrants have been issued in recent days as a result of the six-month investigation, and more are expected. Ten spas have been closed, and several people have been taken into custody on sex trafficking charges. By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. “Ownership and club or league management have traditionally been held to a higher standard and will be subject to more significant discipline,” the policy says.The Patriots won the Super Bowl this month over the Los Angeles Rams for their sixth NFL championship in the past 18 seasons, making them the most successful team in pro sports during that span. Before the Super Bowl, several retired NFL players appeared in a public service announcement decrying sexual exploitation and human trafficking in Atlanta, the host city.Kraft lives in Massachusetts and has a home in the Palm Beach area. Though he is a Democrat, he is friendly with President Donald Trump and a frequent guest at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. Kraft’s wife, Myra Hiatt Kraft, died in 2011. He has been dating 39-year-old actress Ricki Noel Lander since 2012.“Well it’s very sad. I was very surprised to see it. He’s proclaimed his innocence, totally,” Trump said at the White House on Friday. New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft speaks to fans during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Share: Follow Patriots owner Robert Kraft accused of soliciting prostitute Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr said he was shocked to learn that Kraft, who is worth $6 billion, was paying for sex inside a shopping-center massage parlor, the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. “We are as equally stunned as everyone else,” Kerr said.Most people charged for the first time with soliciting a prostitute in Florida are allowed to enter a diversion program, said attorney David Weinstein, a former prosecutor. Kraft would probably have to perform 100 hours of community service and attend a course on the harmful effects of prostitution and sex trafficking, he said.The arrest could also get Kraft in trouble with the NFL, which in a statement said only that it is “aware of the ongoing law enforcement matter and will continue to monitor developments.”Under league policy, players, owners, coaches and other employees can be punished for “conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in” the NFL. In a statement, Kraft’s representatives said they “categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity.”The spa Kraft allegedly visited is in a busy, upper-middle-class shopping center with neighbors that include a dentist, a real estate office, surf and bike shops and a Publix supermarket.After hearing about the arrest, Brian Rubino, a Patriot fan who lives nearby, went by the spa wearing a team jersey. He said Kraft made a mistake, but he could see how it might happen.“A 77-year-old man, lost his wife, who knows? I see how you can end up in a place like this,” Rubino said. Follow The Columbian on Instagram Receive latest stories and local news in your email: GOlast_img read more

3A GSHL Softball: Prairie’s Ashley Shelton finds her voice

first_img Her coach concurred.“This year she’s taken it in her head that if we want to be successful, this is what it’s going to take,” Prairie head coach Mariah Dawson said.Prairie replaces five starters and multiple all-league selections, highlighted by Snider, an All-Region team selection, from a team that turned a third place 3A Greater St. Helens League finish into a second place finish at districts and a state tournament appearance.Snider’s presence, Shelton said, was far more than her high batting average, or command of center field.“Being loud, being under control in center field,” Shelton said. “You run the whole field and I have to help the players beside me. Andy Buhler Columbian Staff Writer Share: This story is included in The Columbian’s High School Spring Sports 2019 special section, published on Sunday, March 17 Photo 3 Photos GO “Definitely stepping into some pretty big shoes, because Kylee was a fantastic player and she’s definitely going to be missed this year, but it’s our time now, so we’ve definitely got to pick it up.”Dawson said her and Shelton had a brief conversation about leadership before the season, but the senior has really taken the reigns.Ask Shelton, and that starts with getting the team together for stretches when everyone is standing around and talking. Or weighing in to the group at the end of practices about how things went, and what to improve on.During games, it’s covering everyone’s blind spots from center field. If it’s a pop fly, she’s yelling “back, back, back,” or “you’re in! You’re in! You’re in!” Playing center field gives her a unique vantage of the field.“I want to let them know I’m not here to boss them around,” Shelton said. “I’m here to guide a team to a good finish and that’s what I want. I want to see the best in everybody’s potential.”Plus, walk down the halls of Prairie High School in the weeks leading up to the season, Shelton says they’re filled with celebratory buzz honoring the girls basketball team’s recent 3A state championship.She feels that pressure for the spring.“We’ve got some big shoes to fill,” Shelton said. Prairie center fielder Ashley Shelton gathers herself after catching a pop fly during an indoor practice in Prairie High School’s gym. (Andy Buhler/ The Columbian) Photo Gallery Share: By Andy Buhler, Columbian Staff Writer Published: March 18, 2019, 3:32pm center_img Tags Prairie Falcons Ashley Shelton has never been the first person on her team to speak up. In fact she typically keeps to herself, both on the softball field and at school.But in the wake of five key departures to Prairie’s softball team, the four-year varsity player knew she had to make a change. And that change would require her to test the boundaries of her comfort zone.First, Shelton, a second team all-league selection as a junior, moved over to center field to fill the absence of Kylee Snider, who graduated.Perhaps more importantly: she was determined to become the Falcons’ vocal leader.That presented an opportunity Shelton says is empowering.“I’m not really looked at as a big powerful person,” Shelton said. “So it’s like, OK, I’m controlling this team right now. It’s a lot. It’s empowering. I feel good because I want to be someone that they look up to and I want them to remember me for being a good leader.” 3A GSHL Softball: Prairie’s Ashley Shelton finds her voice By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Receive latest stories and local news in your email: @AndyBuhler (360) 735-4557 [email protected]last_img read more

Coca Colas Premium Sports Drink BodyArmor Could Be Your New GoTo Sports

first_img Why People are Now Drinking Maple Syrup During Tough Workouts 5 of the Best Aged Tequilas to Drink When the Weather Cools Down Editors’ Recommendations A new sports drink has stormed onto the scene.BodyArmor made its presence well known the past month with its sponsorship of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and a commercial featuring Los Angeles Angel Mike Trout and Indianapolis Colt Andrew Luck.It’s been a relatively quick road to prominence for BodyArmor, which — while it launched in late 2011 as a “premium, better for you sports drink” — truly rose in prominence after Coca Cola acquired a minority stake in the company last year. The acquisition made Coca Cola the second-largest stakeholder in the sports drink company and gave Coca Cola a sports drink to position as a premium brand above its other sports drink, Powerade.Mike Trout BodyArmor“It accelerated our growth and explosive consumer demand,” said Michael Fedele, BodyArmor vice president of marketing. “As a part of that, Coca Cola gained our distribution rights, so we’re on the big red trucks and beyond that, work on our marketing side.”The marketing side for BodyArmor, in its role as “official sports drink,” includes the UFC and 90 (yes, 90) NCAA championships, like the men’s basketball tournament and Frozen Four. The association with the NCAA provides the brand with an entry to many amateur athletes.Fedele said BodyArmor is taking advantage of a relatively stagnant sports drink segment.“Athletes have evolved, sports have evolved, and technology has evolved,” he said. “When you think about the sports drinks that [were] out there until BodyArmor came, there was no real innovation in sports drinks. It’s the same old neon artificial colors, high sodium beverages. So we introduced a more progressive, better-for-you option.”Fedele highlighted that the drinks are made with natural flavors and sweeteners, use potassium electrolytes instead of sodium, and are made with 10-percent coconut water. The beverages are also packed with vitamins, including 200-percent of daily requirements of Vitamin C.BodyArmor/FacebookWhile not a colorful line of drinks, BodyArmor comes in 11 flavors including Knockout Punch, Mixed Berry, Pineapple Coconut, and Orange Mango. BodyArmor Lyte comes in five flavors, including Coconut and Blueberry Pomegranate.Along with Trout and Luck, there’s a whole stable of prime athletes, like the Houston Rockets guard James Harden, Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox , and U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe.“We want to leverage our athlete partners,” Fedele said. “Athletes today care about what they’re putting in their bodies and deserve a better sports drink. Athletes shouldn’t be forced to drink the drink their fathers drank.”BodyArmorWhile Coca Cola currently has a path toward full ownership in the future, Fedele said the BodyArmor team is focused on the bright opportunities that lie ahead. Prior to the brand, few entries into the segment ever pushed the big brands like Gatorade and Powerade in market share. BodyArmor, however, has experienced five straight years of triple-digit growth. The brand achieved success by innovating and will continue to innovate.“No one [other than the big two] has ever been 1 percent share,” Fedele said. “We’re pushing 10 percent with a hot summer coming. We couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity ahead of us.” Brandi Chastain Wants to Get People Talking About Women’s Sports and Keep the Conversation Going Forever All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall 5 Best Sport Drink Brands That Work Just As Well (or Better) than Gatorade last_img read more

AMResorts Brings the Party to Jamaica Opening Breathless Montego Bay Resort Spa

first_imgOpening marks the first resort of the brand in the Montego Bay region  Philadelphia. (March 1, 2017) — AMResorts, an Apple Leisure Group®, subsidiary, opened its doors to the highly-anticipated Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa, the brand’s first resort in the destination on February 28, 2017. The resort’s first guests, Jason Melachrino and Jennifer Abbott, were welcomed to the party and joined staff for the official ribbon-cutting celebration. “Jamaica tops travelers’ lists as a sought-after destination on a consistent basis,” said Gonzalo del Peon, President of AMResorts. “The introduction of the adults-only Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa provides guests the ultimate party atmosphere of Breathless in the vibrant and unique setting of Montego Bay. Surrounded by Montego Bay Marine Park, this 150-suite resort boasts a chic design and state-of-the-art technology, including free Wi-Fi and in-room tablets. With the only rooftop pool and bar in Jamaica, a beach club, fire pits, cabanas, five bars and lounges, and theme parties, Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa provides the ultimate party experience. This brand-new resort takes Unlimited-Luxury® to the next level, offering guests full access to all amenities at the nearby Secrets® St. James Montego Bay and Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay. Free flow access to both properties allows guests to enjoy 18 additional bars and restaurants, and to indulge in the romantic atmosphere that Secrets Resorts & Spas is known for. “Montego Bay is the perfect addition to our growing Breathless Resorts & Spas brand, meeting the high expectations of today’s social traveler,” said Alex Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group. “The Breathless brand has now grown to four properties, all in destinations where travelers are looking for excitement and entertainment during their vacations. We are happy to answer this need by providing an energized atmosphere for sophisticated singles, couples and groups of friends.” The island of Montego Bay holds natural beauty in its mountains, lush forests and sea. Its tropical landscape offers adults access to a variety of activities, including hiking and cycling trails, cultural experiences and adventure tours in one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area. “Montego Bay has become one of the top destinations in the Caribbean,” said Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Apple Leisure Group. “The island’s inherent beauty paired with the destination’s ease of travel made Montego Bay the natural choice for our latest opening.” For more information and to join the party at the new Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa, visit www.breathlessresorts.com or call 1.855-65-BREATHE.  About AMResortsAMResorts, a subsidiary of Apple Leisure Group, is the fast-growing provider of sales, marketing and brand management services to six individually unique resort brands. The Philadelphia-based company is continuously raising the all-inclusive concept to a new level of luxury with its signature Endless Privileges®, Unlimited-Luxury® and Unlimited-Fun® programs. Located throughout Mexico, Jamaica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Panama, AMResorts’ more than 50 award-winning properties treat every guest to premium accommodations, desirable locations and extraordinary inclusions. The brands in the collection include: boutique Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts (www.zoetryresorts.com; 1-888-4-ZOËTRY); adults-only Secrets® Resorts & Spas (www.secretsresorts.com; 1-866-GO SECRETS); high-energy Breathless® Resorts & Spas (www.breathlessresorts.com; 1-855-65-BREATHE); family-friendly Dreams® Resorts & Spas (www.dreamsresorts.com; 1-866-2-DREAMS); vibrant Now® Resorts & Spas (www.nowresorts.com; 1-877-NOW-9953); and fun-filled Sunscape® Resorts & Spas (www.sunscaperesorts.com; 1-866-SUNSCAPE). Images, logos and informational material about the AMResorts Collection of brands and properties are available at www.amresorts.com/mediasite/media.last_img read more

Untouched Med Getaways That Arent In Guidebooks

first_imgGlobus Unveils “Undiscovered Mediterranean” Vacations for 2020 LITTLETON, Colorado – October 1, 2019 – In 2020, as part of its NEW “Undiscovered Mediterranean” series of tours, the Globus family of brands will invite travelers down sun-soaked streets to discover the places where cities, seas and cultures connect: Destinations along the Mediterranean Sea that travelers won’t find on other tours or cruises. Here are 9 “Undiscovered” places throughout Italy, Greece, Croatia, Spain, Slovenia, Albania, Turkey and France to discover on tour with Globus, Cosmos and Cosmos Lite. The holiday spots the locals go to relax and unwind: MATERA, Italy (NEW! 14-Day Southern Italy & Greece)Matera delivers an enthralling day with its neighborhoods of prehistoric cave dwellings stacked atop one another – many now converted into museums, shops and hotels. PAROS, Greece (NEW! 8-Day Greek Island Adventure)This slower-paced island of whitewashed villages – often referred to as a “mini Mykonos” – is also famous for the white marble once mined here as well as the “Church of 100 Doors,” one of the world’s most significant Byzantine ruins. NAXOS, Greece (NEW! 8-Day Greek Island Adventure)The greenest of the Greek Isles, Naxos delights its guests with natural beauty as well as the fruits of rich, fertile farmland. Here, travelers can follow their noses through the labyrinth of Old Town to taste the island’s ripe olives, buttery cheeses and citrus-infused Kitron liqueur. CANAKKALE, Turkey (NEW! 11-Day Eclectic Aegean with 7-Night Cruise)Four thousand years of mythology and archeology lie beyond the cobblestone lanes of this alluring destination, including the legendary City of Troy. ZADAR, Croatia (11-Day The Croatian)The main draw in this medieval city is actually quite modern: The Sound and light spectacle of the Sea Organ and Sun Salutation – two architectural masterpieces that use the energy of the waves and the power of the sun to create indescribable living art. TORREMOLINOS, Spain (8-Day Spectacular Spain)With its picturesque beaches and legendary sunsets, here, Andalusian locals sunbathe on Spain’s “sun coast.” PIRAN, Slovenia (11-Day Venice, Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro)Known as Venice, without the canals, this picturesque fishing village sits at the tip of a narrow peninsula and serves up some of the best scenery and seafood in the Mediterranean. SHKODRA, Albania (11-Day NEW! Discover the Eastern Med)One of the oldest cities in Europe, this is also one of the most beautiful destinations in Albania, thanks to its pastel-painted old town and stunning lake views. ORANGE, France (8-Day NEW! Nice to Lyon Explorer)Among the awe-inspiring sights in historic Orange is the Arc de Triomphe (Europe’s third largest Roman triumphal arch) and the Theatre Antique (one of only three standing Roman theatres in the world). “Globus’ new ‘Undiscovered’ touring vacations take travelers through the winding roads and unspoiled villages, most of which other tour companies don’t visit and cruise ships don’t overnight,” said Steve Born, chief marketing officer for the Globus family of brands. “From waking to the sounds of waves crashing on the shore to learning the secrets behind the places that launched a thousand myths, these Globus, Cosmos and Cosmo Lite tours get travelers to the far-away islands and untouched towns to see and experience the local side of life.” The Globus family of brands’ NEW “Undiscovered Mediterranean” tours are part of the company’s “Undiscovered” series of tours.  Other destinations in this popular series include Italy and Great Britain. DEAL ALERT: Book early for the best deals of the year and SAVE 10% on Globus Europe vacations! For more information, agents can visit www.globusfamilypartner.com.last_img read more

DFH Continues to Expand Spirits Portfolio with Dogfish Head Straight Whiskey

first_img Editors’ Recommendations A few months back, we covered Dogfish Head’s first-ever whiskey release, Alternative Takes: Volume 1, a whiskey that was aged in rum barrels. Now, the company’s distillery arm is back with Dogfish Head Straight Whiskey.Coming in at 80 proof, Dogfish Head Straight Whiskey is made from a custom blend of 100% 2-row malted barley that is milled, fermented, distilled, and aged on-site. On the aging side of things, DFH veered away from the typical barrels used in whiskey aging and instead opted to take a wine-like approach to things – the barrels used are lightly toasted and charred (compared to a much heavier char for most bourbons or other whiskeys). The resulting whiskey is lighter with more of the malted barley flavors coming through.Dogfish HeadOn the nose, you’ll find caramel and ripe apples as well as bready, sweet malty notes. The palate is medium-light and fairly dry, with burnt sugar, some wood notes, and a little bit of fruitiness on the end. The finish is medium-long and drying.If this is the first time you’ve heard about a spirit Dogfish Head, don’t be too concerned. While they have been produced since the early 2000s at Dogfish Head Brewing’s restaurant in Rehobath Beach, Delaware, Brewings & Eats, distribution has not gone far beyond the Delaware area (with a few surrounding states getting lucky to get a few bottles of some of their spirits). From 2002 to 2015, the spirits produced by the company were made there on a still they had named “Frankenstill” with the bulk of the product staying in the restaurant for guests to enjoy before, during, or after their meal. In 2015, though, they moved their operation to a new, state-of-the-art facility to continue to produce the multiple rums, vodkas, gins, brandy they had become known for.Dogfish Head Straight Whiskey is the third whiskey product from the distillery. They previously released Sonic Archaeology, a bottled cocktail containing a blend of DFH’s rum, brandy, and whiskey, as well as the aforementioned Alternative Takes: Volume 1.If you’re looking to get your hands on Dogfish Head Straight Whiskey, start looking at how to get to Delaware, because (at least for now), the spirit is only available in the distillery’s home state. The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity To Find Beauty In Yosemite, Just Whip Out Your (Honda) Passport Dictador 2 Masters Takes Luxury Rum to a New Level All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Falllast_img read more

The Best Casio Watches For Every Occasion

first_img $75 from Casio $130 from Casio 5 Best Weekender Bags for Men to Take on Their Next Getaway $50 from Casio $30 from Casio Pro-TrekWSD-F30-RGThis puppy is a suitable option for the adventurers and backpackers of the group, specifically more advanced explorers and climbers. Why? Well, the timepiece allows you to download maps of an area or region, supplying you with GPS direction even when you’re deep in the forest with no internet connection. It’s built with a military-standard 50 meters of water resistance to help stand up to any watery obstacle on your trip. MTPSW300L-2AVThis timeless style is surprisingly cheap, considering we would recommend the design for a classic and refined man. It’s noticeably simple, yet it still gives off a polished feeling via a genuine leather strap. The watch also dons a beautiful navy blue dial, a stainless steel case, and a mechanical sweeping secondhand. $135 from Casio Today’s market for watches is tough to navigate if you don’t know what you’re looking for. The best way to find yourself a cost-effective, stylish, and stout watch is to pick a brand that is well respected and has a track record that suits your personality. Casio offers models that suit any way of life, from the outdoor enthusiast to the humble businessman.While it might not offer the same high-class grandeur of Rolex or Vacheron Constantin, Casio has been manufacturing timeless timepieces that work with any setting or fashion ensemble with an attention to durable protection that is unmatched. The Japanese-based time-tellers are known for their high-quality construction, along with unique and robust innovation for lifestyle configuration. The Casio watch collection features 10 different styles and a heap of collaborations, ensuring an optimal option for everyone.Casio just offers too many other appealing options as well. Without further adieu, here are the best Casio watches for men.G-ShockGA710G-1A4With its overall flexibility and staunch durability, it’s safe to say that everyone loves a Casio G-Shock timepiece. Not only does the GA710B-1A4 style boast all the toughness you desire, the black and rose gold colorway makes for an undeniably stunning accessory. Features include a stopwatch, alarm, and countdown timer, so you can flaunt your watch’s functionality and style from the boardroom to the soccer pitch. MTPS120L-3AVThe Classic series hosts a heap of fairly inexpensive but appealing options. This model is a midline luxury choice with a silhouette that’s perfect for casual workdays or trips outside. Features include a solar-powered battery, a day and date display, and a stunning mineral glass dial. GBD800UC-5Casio’s newest member to its sports performance lineup is a digital design that maximizes both your fashion appeal and performance with three neutral yet bold colors and a heap of smartphone connection capabilities. With the G-Shock phone app, this watch provides accessibility to your daily health and fitness data, as well as all the durability you look for from a G-Shock model. Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style If you don’t see what you like, check out our guide to the best watches under $200, under $500 and under $1,000. We’ve also got picks for the best smartwatches, dive watches, field watches, tactical watches, skeleton watches, and more. $550 from Casio $99 from Casio $300 from Casio EdificeEQB501XBL-2AThis is an option that is perfect for enhancing your appearance whether you’re dressed for business, the basketball court, or the butcher shop. The flexibility in function and style is reflected in the price, hosting smartphone linking capabilities for accurate time telling, and boasts a beautiful dark blue dial and accented brown leather band, which also is best suited for transitioning from casual to active moments. $160 from Casio ClassicFT500WC-5BVWe normally don’t head down the totem pole of pricing for watches, and that’s simply because we appreciate longevity and taste. However, if you need a simple time-telling companion that’s inexpensive but able to complement the majority of wardrobes, this timepiece from the Casio Classic series boasts a vintage feel, offered in three neutral colorways, features a date display and cloth band, and provides a vision-enhancing LED light. DW5600HDR-1This watch is for the streetwear extraordinaire or someone who appreciates a little color in their accessories. This Casio G-Shock series was made in collaboration with The Hundreds, one of the fashion world’s most recognized and longest running streetwear brands. It’s a simple design that easily conveys the collaboration, boasting The Hundreds’ iconic bright red and yellow stripes to contrast with the refined matte gray band. It includes all of G-Shock’s protection qualities, too, along with 200-meter water resistance, shock resistance, luminescent backlighting, a flash alert system, and more. Editors’ Recommendations 3 of the Best Teeth Whitening Products For Pearly Whites 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional EF305-1AVOf course, we had to include another super affordable option for those who may want to add an accessory to their ensemble when dressing up but really aren’t looking to shell out too much on a watch. This design is timeless and versatile, sporting a sophisticated yet simple silver and black colorway and a multi-dial display to match. 7 Best Gym Bags to Haul All Your Workout Gear last_img read more

A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory Italian Fabric Made in America

first_img John Jones/The Manual The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game Joseph Abboud John Jones/The ManualHaving a conversation with designer Joseph Abboud is a bit like taking a master class where the syllabus combines men’s style, business management, and consumer psychology. His fall 2019 collection, which debuted on a chilly night last February, was shown at New York City’s South Street Seaport. The venue was chosen to reflect the city’s rich migrant heritage: Abboud’s sophisticated approach to tailoring and love for imported Italian fabrics collided with an Ellis Island-era Bohemian panache. There was pattern mixing, texture saturation, sleek leathers and shearlings, kilim bags, and luxurious knits. These were not all necessarily clothes you’d want to wear to work every day but were — like any good designer presentation — those you’d wear in an idealized world, setting the pace for the kinds of wardrobe we will want when the air is a little cooler and crisper. The pieces were designed to show off the artistry and skill of the craftspeople at Joseph Abboud’s New Bedford, Massachusetts factory, where we got to catch up with the designer about what to expect from the brand for this season. “Each one of those pieces (from the show) was individually made with its own pattern. We spent weeks up here,” Abboud tells The Manual. “What I did to this team? We worked on every detail, right down to where each of the buttons would go on the ‘button jacket.’ I would sit with swatches of fabrics;  ‘Take this one and cross it with that.’ It literally was exhausting. I wanted to show pattern mixing on steroids, truly showing the heritage and beauty of clothes. We know that some of these jackets aren’t going to be in every store. It’s a piece of art. Fashion is art, but very few people in the menswear industry think of fashion that way.”The Joseph Abboud factory, a former cotton mill, is the largest tailored clothing facility in North America and has operated since 1987. The 500,000-square-foot, 100-year-old shop employs more than 800 people.  Next “The custom suit business is much more about individuality than it is fit restrictions,” says Abboud. “There was a time when the very elite would go to Savile Row to have suits made. Now, if a 40 regular guy wants a double-breasted suit, or … a three-piece suit in white flannel, he can have it. The growth of custom is talking about who you are. And the suit business is morphing. Guys still need to wear them … they are just doing it differently.”Here, Abboud echoes the legendary Steve Jobs: “Our job is to know what they want to wear before they know it. That’s the role of a designer and a creator. It’s easy to follow, much more difficult to lead. If you want to take leadership, it’s about innovation and creative courage, not something spit out of a computer or coming from a consultant. Our business rests on instinct and innovation … and then we have to manage through that.”“The custom suit business is much more about individuality than it is fit restrictions … The growth of custom is talking about who you are. And the suit business is morphing.”What you can you expect from Joseph Abboud for Fall 2019? “The one thing that I look at is customer diversity and thought processes: how men use and wear their clothes. There’s no uniform anymore. That’s gone.  I’ve been trying my whole career to get men to think like women: think about one wardrobe, not two; not a work wardrobe and a play wardrobe. Get a great suit that you can dress up with a tie for an interview, but wear the jacket with a pair of Bermuda shorts and a T-shirt. I keep coming back to individuality for this fall. Some guys want to be dark and dressy in a beautiful worsted suit. Others want a ‘play suit’ with a drawstring pant. A young millennial wants a work suit with stretch and performance … it will look somewhat traditional but in a leaner, slimmer silhouette. I’m also seeing lighter construction, like unlined and half-lined garments. It’s not black and white anymore. The world is 50 shades of gray flannel.” Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. John Jones/The Manual “Making in America is now considered very cool and chic, but my original business partners, [Gruppo Finanziario Tessile], and I thought from the beginning that an American designer brand should be made in America,” says Abboud. (Author’s note: Gruppo Finanziario Tessile was, at the time, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of designer apparel) “They also worked with Giorgio Armani, for example, and that collection they wanted to make in Italy.”“My goal is to be an inclusionary brand for all Americans.”The first stop on the factory tour was an impressive selection of massive rolls of Italian fabric. The very finest wools from Italy’s Biella region — Carlo Barbera, Lanificio Ermenegildo Zegna, and Ferla — make up 95% of inventory, and Abboud selects each one. Every yard of that fabric is inspected by someone who has been doing it for nearly as long as the factory has been open. Once deemed perfect, they are moved on to ten different cutting machines. A state-of-the-art automation system takes on a Rube Goldberg -like quality as bits and pieces of suits fly overhead, going through the 147 operations it takes to complete a garment. The company’s entire tailored production of more than 300,000 units is handled at this location, including its healthy custom business. John Jones/The Manual“My goal is to be an inclusionary brand for all Americans,” says Abboud. “The Hollywood guy is our customer. The businessman is our customer. I wanted an inclusive brand that reached out to everybody. I didn’t want to be exclusive. Why do you have to be of a certain stature to wear a designer brand?”When football coach Rob Mendez was going to be awarded an ESPY Jimmy V. Award for Perseverance, Joseph Abboud was contacted about making him a suit — with only a few days of notice. The challenge? Mendez was born with no arms or legs. “We made him a suit in two days, over the weekend,” says Abboud. “He is our customer. We didn’t do it for the press … it just shows what we can do. I’m so proud of our factory and our team.” John Jones/The ManualSpeaking of inclusive; the starting price point for a Joseph Abboud custom suit is only $895, which includes Italian fabric and canvas construction, all made in America.Further ReadingHow to Wear a Suit: Unspoken Rules and 3 Styles You Need to KnowThe Tailored Clothing Trend Is Back and You’re Going to Want These PicksWhen to Take Your Suit in for a Cleaning, According to the Experts John Jones/The Manual Previous center_img John Jones/The Manual John Jones/The Manual Editors’ Recommendations How to Buy a Suit: 6 Simple Tips to Keep in Mind 1 of 6 John Jones/The Manual A Guide to Raw Denim Jean Selection and Care How to Shave With a Straight Razorlast_img read more

Volcanic Eruptions

first_img1. DescriptionJapan lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire, a region known for active volcanic activities. The Japanese archipelago is home to dozens of active volcanoes, with the most famous being Mt. Fuji. 21 of the active volcanoes are within the Greater Tokyo area alone. Many of the active volcanoes could produce volcanic eruption. Volcanic eruption is the spewing of volcanic ash into the air and flowing of extremely hot volcanic lava into the area surrounding the volcano.Lava can destroy entire communities lying next to erupted volcanoes and bring the local transport system to a halt as people are evacuated from the general area. Volcanic ash can reduce visibility in a wider area and cause respiratory sickness. Please avoid areas affected by volcanic eruptions, as there is the potential for serious health damage. Checking locally available hazard maps for locations of active volcanoes and their current potential for eruptions is recommended when going to the vicinities of active volcanoes.Negative Impacts of Volcanic EruptionsThe negative impacts of volcanic eruptions to humans can come in several different ways. One comes from cinders, or objects spewed into the air during eruptions. They can disseminate several kilometers from the source of the eruption, and fatally injure people as well as damage cars, houses, and roads. Hide behind big sturdy rocks or buildings to avoid being hit by cinders.A pyroclastic flow is a stream of rocks, superheated steam, and volcanic ash that flow down the volcano after an eruption. It can reach speeds up to several hundred kilometers per hour and temperatures of several hundred degrees. It is impossible to flee from the path of a pyroclastic flow once it occurs. It is an extremely fearsome phenomenon that can flood, burn, and destroy a wide area regardless of changes in topography. When a pyroclastic flow occurs, you should run away from riverbeds and other routes taken by the flow.Eruptions also release volcanic gas into the air. Colorless volcanic gas, can be difficult to detect as a source of danger. However extreme caution is necessary as it can be potentially toxic and cause damage to your respiratory systems. The worst case scenario is permanent health damage and even death.2. Warnings and Advisory InformationTo minimize potential damages from volcanic eruptions, the Japan Meteorological Agency closely monitors the activities of 111 active volcanoes throughout Japan and provides real-time volcanic alerts on the monitoring.Standardized volcanic alert in Japan follows a five-level scale, with 1 being the lowest and 5 the most urgent (please see table below). As active volcanic activities are observed, the alerts will be issued on TV and over the Internet. It is advised that travelers take the actions corresponding to the warnings in order to avoid dangers from lapses in personal decision-making.Volcanic Warning System (for volcanoes where volcanic alert levels are applied)Emergency Warning(Target area Residential areas and non-residential areas nearer the crater,Levels5,Keyword Evacuate)Expected volcanic activity:Eruption or imminent eruption that may cause serious damage in residential areas and non-residential areas nearer the crater.Action to be taken by residents:Evacuate from the danger zone. (Target areas and evacuation measures are determined in line with current volcanic activity.)Emergency Warning(Target area Residential areas and non-residential areas nearer the crater,Levels4,Keyword Prepare to evacuate)Expected volcanic activity:Possibility or increasing possibility of eruption that may cause serious damage in residential areas and non-residential areas nearer the crater.Action to be taken by residents:Prepare to evacuate from alert areas. Have disabled people evacuate. (Target areas and evacuation measures are determined in line with current volcanic activity.)Warning(Target area Non-residential areas near the crater,Levels3,Keyword Do not approach the volcano)Expected volcanic activity:Eruption or possibility of eruption that may severely affect places near residential areas (possible threat to life in such areas).Action to be taken by residents:Stand by and pay attention to changes in volcanic activity. Have disabled people prepare to evacuate in line with current volcanic activity.Warning(Target area Around the crater,Levels2,Keyword Do not approach the crater)Expected volcanic activity:Eruption or possibility of eruption that may affect areas near the crater (possible threat to life in such areas).Action to be taken by residents:No actin required.Forecast(Target area Inside the crater,Levels1,Keyword Potential for increased activity)Expected volcanic activity:Calm: Possibility of volcanic ash emissions or other related phenomena in the crater (possible threat to life in the crater).Action to be taken by residents:No actin required.Source: Volcanic Warning System (for volcanoes where volcanic alert levels are applied), the homepage of the Japan Meteorological Agencyhttp://www.data.jma.go.jp/svd/vois/data/tokyo/STOCK/kaisetsu/English/level.html“The Features of Volcanic Disasters,” e-College (Fire and Disaster Management Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications)http://open.fdma.go.jp/e-college/study00/kiso/saigai_chishiki/kazan/03/index.htmlSource: Fire and Disaster Management Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communicationslast_img read more

Cosplay Photography 4 Essential Phrases

first_img“I really love Shingeki no Kyojin, and a while back I went to an event where someone was cosplaying one of my favourite characters. I really wanted to take a photo with them, but I had no idea what to say so I ended up secretly taking a photo from a distance and going home… What are you supposed to do in that situation?”This is a story I heard from someone I met who had recently moved to Japan from abroad. To have an amazing cosplayer right before your eyes, only to not know what to say and miss your chance to take a photograph before they move on… No one wants that, right?Source: Anime Japan 2014 – The Festival has Begun!Cosplay events are a common occurrence in Japan. If you get the chance to go to one, you’ll want to know at least some basic Japanese so that you can talk to the cosplayers. That’s why in this article, we teach you four essential phrases so you can politely ask for photographs and make the most of the event.Ask and You Shall ReceiveMost cosplayers aren’t celebrities, but regular folk like you and I, who enjoy cosplay as a hobby. It’s important not to take photos of them without their knowledge – treat them how you would want to be treated, and make sure to ask permission.1. Shashin wo tottemo iidesuka? Can I take your photograph?This is what you need to say when you want to take a photograph of a cosplayer or group of cosplayers.You’ll make the other person uncomfortable if you suddenly take a photo out of nowhere, so make sure to talk to them first. If you say this, most cosplayers will even let you dictate the pose!2. Issho ni totte kuremasen ka? Can I take a photograph with you?Say this when you want to take a photograph with a cosplayer. If you’re there alone, don’t be afraid to ask someone to take the photo for you. Simply say this short phrase: “Shashin wo totte moratte ii desu ka?”.3. Shashin wo blog ni nosete mo iidesuka? Can I post your photograph on my blog?It’s bad manners to post your photographs of cosplayers on your blog, Twitter, or other social media without permission, so make sure to ask the above. If you give the cosplayer in question the URL to your blog, this will reassure them and make them more likely to agree.4. Meishi wo itadaite mo iidesuka? Can I have your business card?There are some cosplayers in the community who carry meishi (business cards) which have their name, email address, etc.Often, these cards will also have the URL to a website with photographs of their other cosplays. If you post a photo with a cosplayer on your blog, it might be a nice idea to email them a link to it in case they want to use it.These are the very basics of how to communicate with Japanese cosplayers, but it’s important to show this much consideration in order to avoid any trouble and enjoy the event to the fullest! Next time you’re at an event, why don’t you try out these phrases and chat with the cosplayers?last_img read more

Double murder in Narendrapur Bodies found stuffed in suitcases

first_imgKolkata: A couple was found murdered at Narendrapur in South 24-Parganas on Tuesday and their bodies were found stuffed inside two suitcases in the washroom of a house where they were working as caretakers.Pradip Biswas (55) and Alpana Biswas (45) were staying at the house at Kheyadaha since 1997 as caretakers. Pradip’s brother, Joy, said he had last spoken to his brother on Sunday night after which several of his attempts to connect with him had gone in vain. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaOn Tuesday morning, he came to check and found two luggage trolleys inside the bathroom which had bloodstains. He immediately informed the neighbours and called the police. The luggage trolleys were opened and the two bodies, partially decomposed, were found and Joy identified them. The land and the house where the couple used to stay belonged to seven-eight persons who had bought the property jointly in 1997. One of the owners, Pranabesh Garai, stated that the duo was very faithful and friendly. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAlso, there is no chance of robbery as there were no valuables in the house. However, later it was found that a TV set was missing. But it is suspected that this is not a case of murder for robbery and more than one person could be involved in the killing. “A probe has been started. No sign of ransacking was found. It seems that they have been killed approximately two days ago by more than one person. There are several injury marks. Few scissors with bloodstains have been found,” said Rashid Munir Khan, Superintendent of Police (SP), Baruipur Police District.last_img read more

Efforts to increase number of female police bearing fruit says top UN

29 September 2010The United Nations initiative to boost the number of female police officers deployed in peacekeeping missions around the globe has made real progress since it was launched a year ago, according to the world body’s top police official. The so-called Global Effort was launched in August 2009 with the aim of more than doubling the proportion of women comprising UN Police (UNPOL) to 20 per cent by 2014. Today about 8.7 per cent of the almost 14,000 UNPOL deployed around the world – or 1,218 – are women.“It’s only been a year since we launched the Global Effort, but we are seeing encouraging signs and real progress,” UN Police Adviser Ann-Marie Orler told the annual training conference of the International Association of Women Police, held in the United States city of Minneapolis earlier this week. “In every meeting that I have with Member States, I raise the issue and in every meeting, I am met with a positive response.” Bangladesh deployed its first all-female formed police unit (FPU) to Haiti in June. India first deployed an all-female police unit to Liberia in 2007 and continues to do so now for the fourth year in a row, she noted. The joint UN-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur (UNAMID) received 136 female officers – from Bangladesh, Gambia, Ghana, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe – and is set to receive another 19 from Pakistan later this year. In addition, Rwanda will be deploying 130 female police officers later this year.“Overall, the number of women has increased in almost every mission where UN Police are deployed,” said Ms. Orler, who led a delegation of more than 50 policewomen from 40 countries to the conference. She added that increasing the number of women is not just about tackling sexual and gender-based violence. “More generally, the presence of female police officers provides trust and confidence in the police. Female police officers play an important role as security providers, mediators, investigators and trainers in reconstructing police services around the world. “They have a major impact as role models for the populations whom they serve.” read more

Viet Nam receives a sapling of the Sacred Sri Maha Bodhi Tree

Marking yet another milestone in Sri Lanka – Viet Nam relations, a sapling of the Sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Tree of Anuradhapura was brought to Viet Nam on 22 July 2018, the Foreign Ministry said today.The gift of the sapling of the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Tree was made at the request of Nguyen Van Truong, CEO of Xuan Truong Construction Company, a devoted Buddhist and a philanthropist to Karu Jayasuriya, Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka during the latter’s visit to Viet Nam in April 2018. A delegation comprising of senior Buddhist monks from Viet Nam, staff of Xuan Truong Construction Company and a media team visited Sri Lanka on 19 July to accompany the Sacred Sapling. Ven. Pallegama Siriniwasa Thero, Custodian and Chief Priest of Maha Bodhi and Atamasthanadhipathi of Anuradhapura, Ven. Ihala Halmillawe Rathnapala Nayaka Thero, Chief Priest of Jethawana Maha Vihara of Anuradhapura, a representative from the Speaker’s Office and botanic experts from Sri Lanka, also visited viet Nam with the Sacred Sapling.The Sacred Sapling was ceremonially received at the Noi Bai International Airport in Ha Noi by the senior Venerable Priests of Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha, Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Viet Nam and Nguyen Van Truong, and was taken in procession to Tam Chuc Pagoda in Ha Nam Province. After performing the rituals at the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi premises in Anuradhpura, the Sacred Sapling was brought to Viet Nam by the Vietnamese delegation. Tam Chuc Pagoda is the venue for the 16th UN Vesak Day Celebrations in 2019, which is still under construction. It is being constructed by Mr. Nguyen Van Truong. Mr. Truong also built the famous Bai Dinh Pagoda in the adjoining Ninh Binh Province in 2003, which is considered the biggest pagoda in Viet Nam.After an elaborate ceremony attended by over 5000 devotees, the Sacred Sapling was planted.Prior to the arrival of the delegates accompanying the Sacred Sapling, the devotees gathered in the temple premises had the opportunity to watch the Buddhist movie depicting the life of Lord Buddha, “Sri Siddhartha Gautama”, produced by Navin Gooneratne, Chairman of the Light of Asia Foundation of Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) read more

More vulnerable cases among those fleeing Liberia for Sierra Leone UN agency

Aid workers are reporting an increase in vulnerable cases among the more than 8,500 people who have fled Liberia for Sierra Leone over the past two weeks, the United Nations refugee agency said today.The elderly, ill and handicapped people, as well as pregnant women, newborn babies and unaccompanied children account for about one tenth of those arriving in Sierra Leone after a rebel attack of the Sinje refugee camp on 20 June, a spokesman for the UN agency said in Geneva.Most of those who have crossed into Sierra Leone over the past 12 days have been Liberian refugees but there have also been Sierra Leoneans among them who had lived in exile in Liberia but now decided to go back because of the fighting, spokesman Kris Janowski told reporters at a press briefing.”Over the past few days, the daily number of those arriving in Sierra Leone has fallen to between 500 and 700 per day, down from a daily average of 1,300 last week,” he said.Since the attack, about 40 to 50 emergency cases have been transported by ambulance to the Kenema Hospital, including several child malnutrition cases, gynaecological emergencies, anaemia and serious infections, Mr. Janowski said. The clinic at the border treats between 90 and 130 individuals a day, half of them ill with malaria. There are also cases of diarrhoea, acute respiratory infections, scabies and sexually transmitted diseases. read more

At UN debate DPR Korea accuses United States of encouraging nuclear tensions

Choe Su Hon said “it is crystal clear” that Washington does not support either the denuclearization of the peninsula or the Six-Party Talks between the two Koreas, China, Japan, Russia and the US.“The US policy towards the DPRK has gone further beyond the mere hostility, so far as to pose nuclear threats even by designating it as part of an ‘axis of evil’ and target of pre-emptive strikes, thus driving the DPRK to inevitably possess nuclear deterrent after all,” he said.Mr. Choe said the US had created the current impasse in the Six-Party Talks by scrapping an already agreed itinerary for the next round of discussions and by imposing financial sanctions on the DPRK.“If there is anything that the United States is in favour of, that is the aggravated tension on the Korean peninsula to be used as a pretext for reinforcing its military forces in the North-East Asian region.”He added that Pyongyang is committed to solving the nuclear issue peacefully through dialogue and negotiations, and that it possesses a deterrent nuclear power, “solely for self-defence.”Mr. Choe also said Japan should not be given a permanent seat on the Security Council because of its record during World War II and the fact that since then it “has been distorting its aggressive history instead of liquidating it.” read more

USUE Womens Basketball Defeats CSI on the Road

ETV News stock photo by Jeff BarrettBy Loren Miller, Utah State Eastern Sports InformationUtah State Eastern women’s basketball defeated the College of Southern Idaho Golden Eagles 75-65 on Thursday in Twin Falls.USU Eastern got off to a hot start against CSI, opening the game on a 12-4 run before the first media timeout.“We were sharing the ball really well and we hit the open shots. We were playing together as a team, which is exactly what we needed,” said USU Eastern forward Rylie Tobiasson.Following the timeout, CSI came roaring back and cut the lead to one with a minute remaining in the period.In the second quarter, the Eagles held on to their lead and extended it to as much as 16.“The second quarter really helped all of us with our confidence and gave us the energy to play harder,” said Tobiasson.USU Eastern got a spark off the bench in the second quarter from Tobiasson, who scored eight points, including two threes.“When I got called to go in, my first thought was to play for the team and assist them in any way I could,” said Tobiasson.The Eagles were plus nine in rebounding and 6-12 from three in the first half to create a 12-point lead at halftime.In the beginning of the second half, the Eagles struggled to get the ball to go in, going 1-7 from the field and 0-3 from the three. On the other side of the floor, CSI opened the half shooting 50% from the floor and forced three USU Eastern turnovers.“We had a couple minutes that we did not share the ball and didn’t play together,” said USU Eastern head coach Chelsey WarburtonIn the third quarter alone, the Eagles were outscored 19-9 and shot 26% from the floor. Despite their struggles, the Eagles held on to a 50-48 lead at the end of the third quarter.The Eagles turned things around quickly in the fourth quarter as they began the period on a 11-4 run.“We hit some key shots, stayed focused and made plays down the stretch to keep the lead,” said Warburton.USU Eastern went on to outscore the Golden Eagles 25-17 led by Lamija Coric’s seven points. Coric led the Eagles in scoring on Thursday with a career-high 23 points. She also had four rebounds and two assists.“Lamija set the tone for us early. She played confident and it showed,” said Warburton.Freshman forward Morgan Toluono scored 15 points while grabbing seven rebounds and three assists against CSI. As a team, the Eagles out rebounded CSI 43-34 and scored 18 points on second chance opportunities.“Our rebounding tonight was great,” said Tobiasson. “We took away their second chances and we knew that if they got second chances, it would have been a completely different game.”Thursday’s win was the first win over CSI in Twin Fall under Coach Warburton and was the second win over CSI this season.“It is a loud gym to play in, which makes for a great environment. Tonight’s win was a much needed win for our squad,” said Warburton. read more