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Tax hikes worry small businesses

first_imgWednesday 12 January 2011 7:28 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL Tax hikes worry small businesses Share While severe winter weather had a negative impact on business last month, the increases in fuel duty and VAT pose a stronger threat to small British companies, according to a snap poll by the Federation of Small Businesses released yesterday. Around 39 per cent said that the rise in fuel duty will have a significant impact on their business. whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute KCS-content Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wraplast_img read more

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SkillonNet receives Portuguese licence

first_img Regions: Western Europe Portugal Online casino It is the latest brand to be granted a Portuguese licence, following Bidluck in June and Solverde in September this year. Email Address Portuguese gaming regulator, the Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (SRIJ) announced that white label casino supplier and operator SkillOnNet has received a licence to offer games of chance in the jurisdiction, via the domain. SkillOnNet is authorised to provide slots, blackjack, and French and American roulette through the Portuguese-facing brand. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The first quarter of 2020 saw gaming revenues in Portugal increase 8.4% to €131.8m (£114.4m/$143.2m), as online gaming revenue soared 47.5% to €69.8m compared to the same period in 2019. Tags: Portugal SkillOnNet Slightly over half of this total came from online casino, at €35.3m, which grew 56.5% to overtake the revenue from sports betting, which itself grew 39.2% to €34.5m. In October, SkillOnNet client Prime Gaming completed the migration of its brands to the supplier’s platform, after previously partnering with Aspire Global. The Cyprus-based operator was quoted to be looking to expand its global footprint through the migration. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Online casino Licensing The bill cited Spain as another jurisdiction which imposed limits on the activity, after new regulations there saw advertising from operators permitted only between 1am and 5am. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 28th October 2020 | By Conor Mulheir SkillonNet receives Portuguese licence A legislative bill introduced in March called for additional restrictions to be placed on online gaming in the jurisdiction in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, although specific details of the restrictions were not made clear.last_img read more

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Australia sevens captain Ed Jenkins: “We want to get the job done!”

first_imgAustralia captain Ed Jenkins looks ahead to next month’s Olympic qualifier with RW’s Alan Dymock SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 09: Australian Sevens players Ed Jenkins poses during the ARU Sevens World Series announcement at Allianz Stadium on March 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)It’s a big ask but one Jenkins is ready for having had his longest-ever off-season, spending eight weeks tromping round Europe (his brother got married in Venice) and the US. Which helps as this season will be tough, with five new destinations and the Rio Games to follow – ten or so weeks after the series ends in London.“It’s a completely different set-up this season,” Jenkins says. “The (2014) Commonwealth Games prep was short. We’d been together for a long period when we rolled out of the series straight into those Games.”Will qualification be harder for the Aussies now that coach Geraint John has returned to Wales for a WRU job? YOU CAN’T stop the party, guys. It’s a little late for that. Rugby sevens is now that constant attraction, that global celebration that hops from famous city to famous city, rocking and juking and cheering all the way. And the international game is back after the briefest hiatus in this most important of years, as sevens heads for the bright lights of Rio and the Olympics next summer.Okay, so we don’t know who all of the teams are for the Olympic Games yet. After last season’s HSBC Sevens World Series, the top four of Fiji, South Africa, New Zealand and England (representing the UK) nailed down their places, whilst Brazil, as hosts, were always assured. France, USA and Argentina also won smaller qualifying tournaments to get there.But there are a few other spots up for grabs next month, as final qualifiers take place in Hong Kong, Auckland and Johannesburg, with one final repêchage qualifier in June.Keeping up? Well, one team that has to is Australia, who must go through these channels to realise their dreams and make it to Rio in August.“There’s another opportunity to make it next year, but we want to get the job done in November,” insists Australia captain Ed Jenkins. “The series kicks off in December in Dubai, and we don’t want Olympic qualification hanging over our heads before the repêchage next year.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “His leaving was a shock. He’d gotten really involved in pre-season. He had a huge influence and is a great coach. But there’s no time to sit back and complain! We’re straight into events in Dubai and South Africa in December. Thankfully we’ve got young guys to share the load with, in terms of responsibility. That helps – this season will be so tight.”Australia’s Rio showdown with Samoa in November should thrill and,  as you can see to the right, fans are sure to get into the sevens spirit…last_img read more

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Membership of the Anglican Communion Safe Church Commission announced

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] The membership of the newly established Safe Church Commission has been announced. The Commission has been established to promote the safety of people within the churches of the Anglican Communion.The establishment of a Commission to promote the safety of people within the churches of the Anglican Communion was requested by the Anglican Consultative Council in 2016.Full article. Posted Jun 7, 2017 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Anglican Communion, Press Release Service Featured Events Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books center_img Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem People Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Membership of the Anglican Communion Safe Church Commission announced Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MIlast_img read more

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Drew Mitchell’s horrible injury after colliding with Scott Higginbotham

first_imgSunday Apr 24, 2011 Drew Mitchell’s horrible injury after colliding with Scott Higginbotham Drew Mitchell’s World Cup aspirations are almost certainly over as he picked up a horrific injury in Saturday’s Reds vs Waratahs Super Rugby derby game in Brisbane. Mitchell suffered the injury when colliding with Scott Higginbotham. The screams could be heard sideline as Mitchell went down in a heap clutching his leg, writhing in pain from a dislocated ankle and fractured fibula. Medics rushed on and managed to get the ankle back in place fairly quickly, but he will be out for the rest of the Super Rugby season as a result, and more than likely the World Cup too. The injury came when Mitchell chased a kick-ahead but was impeded by Reds number eight Higginbotham, who looked to have changed his running line and lent his weight into the Waratahs flyer. While injuring him wouldn’t have been the intention, opposition coach Chris Hickey was very disappointed with what happened. “He would be devastated, particularly when it happens in an incident, someone deliberately does something that causes something to happen. It was (deliberate) and that is disappointing. “You have a lot of mixed feelings, disappointment, anger, particularly for Drew. It’s a World Cup year and his form both last year and this year have been outstanding. “It’s not only a big loss for the Waratahs, it’s a big loss for the Wallabies as well. I’m not a doctor but I think you’re looking at five or six months before he could play again,” Hickey said. Mitchell underwent an operation in Brisbane on Saturday which will sideline him for near on six months. It would take some kind of miracle recovery for him to be back in time for the World Cup, but the man himself is optimistic. He tweeted earlier ‘Surgery apparently went well (not that they’d say otherwise haha) with a bit of luck, I’ll be back on deck in a few months’. There have been no official complaints from the Waratahs towards Higginbotham. FYI, it was unpleasant to watch, but not too graphic as there weren’t many replays. If you’re squeamish at all though, please rather opt out of watching the video below.Time: 02:57 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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B House / Domenack Arquitectos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2008 Projects Area:  478 m² Area:  478 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2008 “COPY” B House / Domenack Arquitectos photographs:  Juan Solano OjasiPhotographs:  Juan Solano Ojasi + 16 Share Architects: Domenack Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiText description provided by the architects. The Project is located in one of the highest areas of the city and consists of a 3 level house, designed for a young couple with 2 small children.Save this picture!Section AThe family´s programmatic requirements and the steep topography of the terrain required the project to be conceived as a compact and efficient structure. The house is designed as a narrow volume with a longitudinal orientation in order to adequate it´s structure to the sloping topography of the plot and take advantage of the stunning views of the city.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiThe entrance is located on the top floor, along with the parking and service area. The living room and kitchen are located one floor below, functionally articulating the house and hovering over the city, and the private area, garden and pool are located on the bottom floor. A series of platforms and gardens are created on the way down, following an exterior stair designed to connect externally all levels of the house.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiThe house is conceived as a balcony over the city, every space in the house enjoys the same panoramic view of the city and it´s natural surroundings.Project gallerySee allShow lessHappy Cities and Stranger Danger: An Interview with DIALOG’s Bruce HadenArticlesSheffield University Student Wins 9th RIBA Norman Foster Traveling ScholarshipArchitecture News Share Photographs Copy CopyAbout this officeDomenack ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLimaWoodHousesPeruPublished on May 23, 2014Cite: “B House / Domenack Arquitectos” 23 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  ArchDaily Year:  Peru “COPY” Houses B House / Domenack ArquitectosSave this projectSaveB House / Domenack ArquitectosSave this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiHouses•Lima, Perulast_img read more

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NI education department announces capital funding scheme

first_img The Department of Education in Northern Ireland has announced a new ‘Voluntary Youth Capital Scheme’ which will make capital grants available for the provision of facilities for the Youth Service.Speaking about the scheme, Education Minister John O’Dowd said:“The scheme I have launched today is a real opportunity for organisations across the North to seek assistance to help making improvements in the services they provide for our young people”.The Minister gave examples of projects which might receive funding, including refurbishing premises, improving facilities for people with disabilities, bringing properties up to standard or meeting the needs of young people within Section 75 and those at greater risk of social exclusion or marginalisation.Mr O’ Dowd said: Advertisement  50 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NI education department announces capital funding scheme Tagged with: Funding Northern Ireland statutory funding About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. “This year’s scheme has been modified and includes a phased approach for applications, with less information required in the initial stages. I hope this revised process will encourage youth organisations, that work hard to support our local communities, to apply and benefit from this potential funding.”The programme will be open to groups registered with the Education Authority and demonstrating the operation of a Youth Service Programme for at least nine hours per week for a minimum of 30 weeks per year.Expression of Interest forms can be found on the Education Department’s website and the closing date for Expressions of Interest is Noon on Friday 13 May 1016.Further details of the scheme and the application form will be published on Wednesday 1 June 2016. Howard Lake | 14 March 2016 | News  49 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Whistleblower Manning punished for suicide attempt

first_imgChelsea ManningIn an arbitrary and inhumane decision, a U.S. Army disciplinary board sentenced heroic whistleblower Chelsea Manning to solitary confinement as punishment for her July 5 suicide attempt. This Sept. 23 decision followed a hearing barring Manning from having legal representation.The Army leveled three charges against Manning and convicted her of “conduct which threatens charge” (the suicide attempt) and possessing “prohibited property” (a banned book, “Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy”). The charge of “resisting the force cell move team” was dropped. (, Sept. 23)Manning was sentenced to 14 days in “disciplinary segregation,” but could be released within a week if authorities don’t add further “transgressions.” She plans to appeal the ruling.Manning’s attorney, Chase Strangio of the American Civil Liberties Union, explained that solitary confinement can “exacerbate” problems of recently suicidal individuals.The Sept. 24 British Guardian newspaper reported that the military’s decision to enforce “a reprimand for a suicide attempt has provoked shock and outrage among … mental health practitioners who warn that it risks aggravating the soldier’s vulnerable state of mind.” Studies show that “even short spells in solitary confinement can dramatically increase the risk of suicide.”The 28-year-old Manning is serving a 35-year sentence at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, having been held in military custody for six years.As an Army private, Manning was charged and convicted in July 2013 for releasing “classified” military documents to WikiLeaks. Her intention was to expose the truth about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in what she termed “the war diaries.”This is the longest sentence ever meted out to a whistleblower. The anti-war hero and transgender activist’s real offense is exposing evidence of U.S. war crimes to the world.Because of Manning’s principled actions, courage and integrity, the military has never let up on its campaign of harassment and abuse. She has been held under conditions the United Nations deems “torture.”This cruel mistreatment — and denial of necessary medical care — drove Manning to try to end her life. The Army then piled on more abuse by charging and then punishing her for a desperate act that their continual maltreatment provoked.In 2015, military authorities charged Manning with possessing LGBTQ materials and having an expired tube of toothpaste, among other infractions. They threatened her with solitary confinement then, but a national petition campaign and protests helped to stop the military from imposing that punishment. Manning’s supporters organized a similar campaign to oppose the latest charges and threat of “indefinite solitary confinement.”In September, Manning went on a five-day hunger strike objecting to guards’ mistreatment and ignoring her request to have gender reassignment surgery. When the military agreed to the operation, she ended the protest. If it occurs, she would be the first transgender prisoner to receive this treatment, setting a precedent for other incarcerated trans people.Additionally, Manning’s attorneys filed an appeal on May 19, arguing her sentence was “grossly unfair and unprecedented.” They argued for dropping the charges and the prison sentence, or reducing it to a 10-year term. The ACLU and the Open Society Justice Initiative filed briefs on her behalf.International letters and messages of solidarity and concern from friends, family and supporters sustain Chelsea Manning. She issued a statement on Sept. 23, which said in part: “I am touched by your warm messages of love and support. This comforts me in my time of need.” ( Send mail to the address below, exactly as written here.Chelsea E. Manning   892891300 North Warehouse RoadFort Leavenworth, Kansas 66027-2304FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Herman Bell granted parole – but cops, politicians try to nix it

first_imgSupporters of Herman Bell at Center for Constitutional Rights.Supporters of Black liberation fighter and political prisoner Herman Bell held a packed news conference at the Center for Constitutional Rights March 23. They came out to show support for a recent New York State Parole Board decision to free Bell after more than 40 years – much of it spent in brutal solitary confinement.The board’s decision has come under attack from police groups, the corporate media and elected officials, including “liberal” Democrats Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio.Speakers, representing a broad coalition of prisoners’ advocates, public officials, artists and activists, called for an end to this interference and for the Parole Board to stand by its decision to release Bell, who is now 70.Bell’s attorney, Robert Boyle, read a statement supporting parole from the son of one of the cops killed in a shootout with Bell in 1971. Boyle pointed out that his client has met all the criteria for release.Boyle also condemned the politicians and media for inflaming hateful pro-cop propaganda. He compared the campaign against Bell to the way Hillary Clinton’s racist rhetoric about “super-predators” aided the mass incarceration of a generation of Black and Brown youth.New York State Assembly member Charles Barron declared: “I have a message for the governor and mayor: Shut up! Shut up and let justice prevail.”Among the many speakers and supporters were Bina Ahmad of the National Lawyers Guild, New York State Senator Kevin Parker; CCR Board member Lumumba Bandele, and Pam Africa of the International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal.Readers are urged to take action to support Herman Bell. For more information, visit thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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The Langham Huntington Announces New Partnership with Ojakian Tennis

first_img Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy The Langham Huntington, Pasadena and Ojakian Tennis Inc., will celebrate the launch of their new partnership with a ribbon cutting ceremony staged by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce followed by a star-studded Grand Opening event on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.“We are thrilled to bring Ojakian Tennis, Inc. on board to join our Langham Huntington Pasadena family,” said Hotel Manager Christoph Moje. “Their full tennis program available for both adults and juniors will enhance our current wellness offerings. We’ve are looking forward to the official launch date and are delighted that our hotel guests, spa members and locals will have access to tennis lessons and clinics.”“Our company is dedicated to promoting the sport of tennis, through the operation and management of tennis and fitness programs at five star destination resorts, hotels, tennis clubs and private properties. It is wonderful to align with The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, their gorgeous facilities and exclusive wellness offerings by their signature Chuan Spa,” said Ojakian Tennis, Inc.’s CEO, Chris Ojakian. “We’re so grateful to have such an exceptional team support our directives in providing a world class tennis and fitness program to their guests, Spa Members, and the community. Our grand opening will launch our exciting full adult and junior program this summer, fortified with our great partners and exclusive sponsorship with Wilson Racquet Sports.”The ribbon cutting will take place at 10:00am at the hotel’s tennis courts, followed by a reception featuring complimentary Cardio Tennis classes, children’s tennis programming and demos by Wilson of the latest, innovative tennis racket products. Attendees will also enjoy treats from sponsors Perfect Bar and Smarty Pants Vitamins, as well as exciting giveaways. Celebrity attendee will include Donna Mills, whom will be available for photo opportunities.Attendees must RSVP by emailing [email protected] or by calling (310) 770-1918.For additional information or to book an appointment, dial (626) 585-6414. Fans can follow The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on Facebook , Instragram and Twitter. The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is located at 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena.For more than 20 years, Ojakian Tennis Inc. has been one of the most well respected tennis companies in the United States. Founded by 2011 USPTA California Pro of the Year and celebrity tennis pro Chris Ojakian, the company has a long established reputation for providing customized tennis programs at five star resorts, hotels, private tennis clubs and facilities. Offering private and group lessons and clinics, adult and junior league play, Cardio Tennis clinics, specialized tennis camps, destination luxury resort tennis retreats, psychology and nutrition seminars, and all formats of social and competitive match play. Ojakian Tennis, Inc. has managed and operated some of the country’s finest tennis clubs and facilities, including Club Med, International Tennis Centre in Las Vegas, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey, Calif., The Breakers, Palm Beach Resort in Florida, as well as Farm Neck Golf Club and East Chop Tennis Club on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. For more information visit, like on, follow on [email protected], re-pin from, and join its team on Lockerdome at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Los AngelesCapturing the grace and elegance of classic Southern California, The Langham Huntington is an iconic landmark hotel located at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles in beautiful Pasadena. A renowned Pasadena hotel for 100 years, the property features 380 guestrooms including 38 suites, eight cottages, world-class dining and an award-wining Chuan Spa featuring treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine and cutting-edge skin care technology. For more information, visit Business News The Langham Huntington Announces New Partnership with Ojakian Tennis Ojakian Tennis Celebrates with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening Eventon Wednesday, June 17, 2015 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | 12:46 pm Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Top of the News More Cool Stuff Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Measure I Funds Used for Police, Library, Jackie Robinson Center Projects

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Funding from the city’s three-quarter cent sales tax has been earmarked for several high priority projects according to City Manager Steve Mermell.The Capital Improvement Budget included $9.4 million in General Funds for various projects, including fire station renovations and improvements, replacement of 911 emergency radio communication equipment for the Police and Fire Departments, roof and HVAC system replacements at La Pintoresca Library and Jackie Robinson Center, accelerated sidewalk repair and replacement; conversion of high-voltage street lights to a more reliable low-voltage system and the design of an upgraded sprinkler and fire alarm system at Central Library.The Council has also appropriated funds towards to fully fund the replacement of the Police Department computer aided dispatch system (CADRMS).The city has also hired a full-time site coordinator at Washington Park and a case manager to continue the city’s homeless outreach efforts.“The investments made possible by voter approval of Measure I greatly benefit our community and improve public safety. Mermell told Pasadena Now. “First and foremost, Measure I prevented the city from having to make even more painful budget reductions following three straight years of cuts. Measure I has also provided for investment in much-needed capital projects. To name just a few, by providing our Police and Fire Departments with new 911 communication equipment we can maintain response times and ensure that our first responders remain in constant communication with one another when responding to emergencies and calls for service; by repairing broken sidewalks we ensure that they are safe for all residents to traverse, particularly the elderly and those with limited mobility, and providing effective street lighting promotes neighborhood safety and quality of life.”Following three years of budget cuts, voters passed Measure I, a three-quarter-cent sales tax increase which was passed by voters in the last election. The tax raises about $21 million a year.A companion measure allows the city to use proceeds of the tax hike, up to $7 million, to help fund local schools. So far, the money is being used to replenish the district’s state-mandated reserve fund.Earlier this month, the City Council voted to direct the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance amending the city’s municipal code to change the name of the Human Services and Recreation Department to the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. The proposed changes are also expected to relieve the burden on the Public Works Department by allowing the department to focus more closely on a growing number of capital projects, that came about due to Measure I. 4 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Top of the News center_img Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Government Measure I Funds Used for Police, Library, Jackie Robinson Center Projects $9.4 million used for high priority projects according to City Manager Published on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 8:45 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Landgraf endorses plan for Ector Middle School

first_img Facebook Pinterest Local NewsGovernment Previous articleEducation Foundation awards teacher grantsNext articleOdessa police investigating fatal crash in Southeast Odessa admin Pinterest Facebook By admin – May 8, 2018 WhatsApp Landgraf endorses plan for Ector Middle School WhatsApp Twitter Twitter State Rep. Brooks Landgraf State Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, has delivered a letter to Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath expressing his support of the proposed partnership between Ector County Independent School District and Ector Success Academy Network for the operation of Ector Middle School.The ECISD Board of Trustees this week unanimously approved the agreement and now needs the approval of the Texas Education Agency, which Morath oversees, a news release from Landgraf’s office said.“I am proud to support ECISD in this endeavor for the enrichment of West Texas students,” Landgraf said in the release. “I encourage the Texas Education Agency to approve this agreement.”“I believe that this new partnership will allow Ector Middle School to achieve a higher accountability ranking,” Landgraf said. “Our state’s young people are undoubtedly our greatest resource, and any opportunity to improve the quality of their education should be considered a priority.”ECISD has eight campuses on improvement required status under state accountability regulations. Ector Middle School, Noel and Zavala elementary are in their fifth year. If the campuses don’t come off the list, they will face closure or the Texas Education Commissioner will appoint a board of managers over the whole district.Texas Education Agency Spokeswoman DeEtta Culbertson said the commissioner will consider comments from legislative members.“They need to meet the requirements of what the bill asks for,” Culbertson said. “The contract needs to adhere to what the requirements are. Certainly the commissioner can consider the correspondence from the state representative, but really the plan needs to meet the requirements of law.”last_img read more

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Ready, Set, Bid! Competition Heats Up in June

first_img Competitive market Redfin 2016-07-21 Kendall Baer  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Ready, Set, Bid! Competition Heats Up in June Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, TX. Born and raised in Texas, Kendall now works as the online editor for DS News. In June 2016 the fastest, most competitive housing market was witnessed since 2009, according to a report from Redfin. For the typical home, the average length of time for it to go under contract was a reported 41 days. Redfin remarks that this is the shortest time seen since the company began tracking the market in 2009. Additionally, this length was four days shorter than last June. It was also shown that 25.9 percent of homes went off the market in only two weeks. This was an increase from 22.6 percent from last year.The average sale-to-list price ratio hit 95.5, the highest level Redfin has reported seeing. This year’s speed and competition have been driven by an increasing mismatch between supply and demand for homes. In contrast, inventory has dropped 7.1 percent year over year. Home sales on the other hand have increased 4.3 percent from this time last year, lowering months of supply down to 2.8 months. Redfin states that this is the metric’s lowest-recorded level and indicates that buyer demand outstripped supply by the widest margin Redfin has ever tracked.When asked what the second half of the year will bring, Chief Economist for Nela Richardson said, “It all depends on sellers. Buyers have held up their end of the market, spurred by very low mortgage rates. But the lack of new listings continues to crimp overall activity, meaning that there’d be more sales if there were more people selling.”Several housing markets are also reaching new competitive milestones of their own. For example, Denver has half of all its homes pending in just six days which is a decrease from nine days observed in the previous year. For Seattle and Portland, Oregon there was a tie for the next fastest markets showing a median of eight days on market. Seattle also has one month of housing supply which is followed by Denver who has 1.2 months of supply.”Now that most Denver real estate agents have been navigating this tight-inventory, competitive market for a solid two years, a rhythm has emerged and just about every Redfin hot home that hits the market here follows it,” said Redfin agent Michelle Ackerman in Denver. “Homes are listed on Thursday, with a deadline for offers on Monday; many homes are technically under contract by Monday but that status is often not reflected in the MLS until Tuesday. So homes are actually selling even faster than reported.” Previous: Clearing Foreclosure Backlog Shrinks Distressed Sales Next: DSNews Webcast: Friday 7/22/2016 Related Articles Tagged with: Competitive market Redfin Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Kendall Baer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago July 21, 2016 1,062 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Ready, Set, Bid! Competition Heats Up in June Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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Road and pavement improvements begin at Lurgybrack

first_img Work is under away today on road and pavements at Lurgybrack.Traffic controlling measured are place with work expected to take six weeks.Local Cllr Dessie Larkin says that some parts of the road and footpath were falling apart.And he said these works today are much needed:[podcast][/podcast] Road and pavement improvements begin at Lurgybrack Previous articlePat the Cope rejects suggestions that MEP’s expenses are excessiveNext articleDecrease in garda officers no excuse to close rural stations – McConalogue News Highland WhatsApp Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Google+ Twitter Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp By News Highland – October 27, 2011 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook Newsx Adverts Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Donegal and Derry flights cancelled again

first_img Hopes that air services in and out of Donegal and Derry might resume this evening have been dashed. Aer Arann had hoped to restore their Dublin services in and out of the North West, but have now confirmed all flights have been cancelled.Aer Lingus has also cancelled all its flights into and out of Ireland today.The airline had been hoping to resume some flights from this afternoon around lunchtime but Irish airspace remains closed to air traffic after a renewed eruption at the Icelandic volcano yesterday afternoon.That put us at the centre of the contamination zone and led to the Irish Aviation Authority reversing yesterday’s decision to ease flight restrictions.The Government’s Taskforce on Emergency Planning is meeting at the moment for talks on the crisis. Donegal and Derry flights cancelled again LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Google+ Previous article€100 million investment in Donegal water and sewerage schemesNext articleTwo families left homesless after deliberate Strabane fire News Highland Pinterest 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report News Facebook Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress schemecenter_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – April 20, 2010 Twitterlast_img read more

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Brexit transition period could be extended if there’s no deal

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Brexit transition period could be extended if there’s no deal WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Previous articleDrug driver arrested in LetterkennyNext article419 positive cases of Covid-19 recorded in Northern Ireland News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growscenter_img Pinterest Google+ Google+ Twitter By News Highland – December 14, 2020 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic The European Union says the Brexit transition period could effectively be extended if there’s no trade deal.It was one of the options EU negotiator Michel Barnier outlined to member states this morning.He also said it’s possible there could be a short ‘no-deal’ period in January – even if a trade deal’s agreed.Talk are continuing between British and EU negotiators today, with the transition period due to end on December 31st.Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly says an extension could be the best option:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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UK variant has become most dominant COVID strain in US, CDC says

first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy CHEYENNE HASLETT, ABC News(ATLANTA) — The more contagious variant of coronavirus that originated in the UK, the B-117 variant, has become the dominant strain in the U.S., CDC director Rochelle Walensky said on Wednesday.“Based on our most recent estimates from CDC surveillance, the B-117 variant is now the most common lineage circulating in the United States,” Walensky told reporters at a White House briefing.Walensky’s comment was on schedule with previous predictions that the B-117 variant would become the more dominant strain by late March or early April.Walensky did not specify what percent of current cases have been caused by the B-117 variant or when exactly it crossed the threshold to become the most dominant strain, but CDC data shows that it already accounted for 27% of cases in the U.S. as of March 13, a larger percentage than any other strain of the virus.Experts believe the B-117 variant is more contagious and likely more deadly, which could help explain why its increasing prevalence in the U.S. has coincided with a rise in cases despite the speed of vaccinations, which have proven effective against the variant.“We know that these increases are due, in part, to more highly transmissible variants, which we are very closely monitoring,” Walensky said at a White House briefing earlier this week. On Wednesday, the CDC reported an average of 62,000 cases a day over the last seven days.In addition to new, more contagious variants, experts say relaxed COVID-19 restrictions and increased travel are also to blame for the rising case numbers.While nearly half of U.S. adults have been partially vaccinated, the virus is now spreading among young people who haven’t been, Walensky said. She noted that hospitals are seeing more people in their 30s and 40s admitted, while reports of clusters are mostly from day care centers and youth sports.All three vaccines authorized in the U.S. — Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson — have proven to work effectively against the B-117 variant.The vaccines are also expected to provide immunity for at least six months, and likely longer, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s chief infectious disease expert, said at Wednesday’s briefing.While the vaccines are all highly effective, experts say only time will tell how long that protection lasts. Fauci added another level of hope on Wednesday, saying studies showed immunity was likely to last “well beyond” six months.Walensky urged Americans to “roll up their sleeves” and join the 45% of adults who have already received one shot of the vaccine, warning that each case brings more opportunity for the virus to mutate and become more problematic.“Sixty-five thousand cases, that’s 65,000 opportunities for mutations to occur, for more variants to spread. And so, we’re just watching this very carefully,” she said.“I want to close by acknowledging the two important truths of this moment,” she said. “There is still reason for us to be concerned with rising case counts, rising variants reported and increasing hospitalizations, and there is so much reason for so much hope.”ABC News’ Sony Salzman contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Transfer of undertakings

first_img Previous Article Next Article Inthis series, we delve into the XpertHR reference manual to find essentialinformation relating to current hot topics. This month…Summary– When the whole or part of an employer’s business or undertaking is sold ortransferred as a going concern to another employer, a TUPE transfer is said tooccur – When there is a relevant transfer, the purchaser of the former employer’sbusiness or undertaking (the transferee) inherits the contracts of employmentof the people employed by the seller (the transferor) immediately before thetransfer took place. The transferee also inherits the transferor’s rights,power and duties and most, but not all, of the transferor’s liabilities inrespect of those employees – An employee who is dismissed wholly or partly because of a relevanttransfer (either before or after the transfer takes place) is treated in law ashaving been unfairly dismissed and will be awarded appropriate compensation.However, that rule does not apply to an employee dismissed for an ‘economic,technical or organisational reason entailing changes in the workforce’ (an ETOreason) unrelated to the transfer in question – Employers contemplating the sale or transfer of the whole or any part oftheir business or undertaking (or the acquisition or purchase of anotheremployer’s business or undertaking) must first consult with ‘appropriate’employee representatives. Failure to do so will inevitably lead to a protectiveaward (up to 13 weeks’ pay for each affected employee). Future developmentsOn 29 June 1998, the European Council adopted Directive 98/50/EC amendingDirective 77/187/EEC. New Article 1(b) states that “there is a transferwithin the meaning of this directive where there is a transfer of an economicactivity which retains its identity, meaning an organised grouping of resourceswhich has the objective of pursuing an economic activity, whether or not thatactivity is central or ancillary”. Member states had until 29 June 2001 to implement the new directive in theirseparate territories. However, to date, there is no clear indication as to whenthe directive will be implemented in the UK. TUPE regulations 1981The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981came into force in the UK on 1 May 1982. They apply to the transfer of aUK-based undertaking (or part of such an undertaking) from one entity toanother (eg from a local authority to a private company or from one company toanother) whether by sale or by some other disposition (other than by the saleof shares), or by operation of law. Such a transfer (which may be effected by a series of two or moretransactions, and may take place whether or not any property is transferred) isreferred to in the regulations as a “relevant transfer”; and it isthe meaning of that expression which has produced so many confusing andcontradictory decisions in the courts. The expression “undertaking”includes any trade or business. Meaning of relevant transfersAlthough the meaning of “relevant transfer” has prompted a numberof rulings by the European Court of Justice, the benchmark test was laid downby the ECJ in Spijkers v Gebroeders Benedik Abbatoir CV, 1986, 2 CMLR 486. There, the ECJ held that the decisive criterion for establishing theexistence or otherwise of a TUPE transfer is whether the whole or part of theundertaking transferred retains its identity after the change of ownership. Inother words, did the transferee carry on the acquired business or undertakingin essentially the same way as it had been carried on by the transferor beforethe transfer took place? The factors that decide whether that condition had been fulfilled are: – the type of undertaking (trade or business) in question and the activitiescarried on by that business – whether or not tangible assets (including furniture and equipment, rawmaterials, stock in hand, finished product, and the like) were transferred tothe new owner of the business – the value of intangible assets (such as goodwill) at the time of thealleged transfer – whether or not the majority of persons working in the business were takenover by the new employer – whether the new owner continued to do business with the same customers orclientele after the alleged transfer took place – the degree of similarity between the activities carried on before andafter the transfer, and the period (if any) during which those activities weresuspended. Furthermore, for a transfer to be a “relevant transfer”, there hasto be a transfer of a “going concern” or of a stable economic entity,so that the purchaser can carry on the business without interruption. It doesnot matter that there are modifications. Goodwill is often included, but is notessential. In Schmidt v Spar-und Leihkasse der Fruhren Amter Bordesholm, Kiel undCronshagen, 1994, IRLR 302, the ECJ added that the facts that the transferredactivities were only ancillary; that the business transferred involved only oneperson; and that there was no transfer of any tangible assets, could notthemselves deprive the transferred employee of TUPE protection. There have been a number of contradictory rulings by the ECJ and by the UK’sdomestic courts and tribunals on the meaning of “relevant transfer”.As the ECJ pointed out in Marleasing SA v La Comercial Internacional deAlimentacion,1990, ECR 4153, the tribunals and courts must apply a purposiveconstruction to the relevant provisions of the Acquired Rights Directive andthe TUPE Regulations 1981 so as to achieve what they are manifestly intended toachieve. “Second generation” transfers: In Ayse Szen v ZehnackerGeb„udereinigung GmbH Krankenhausservice and Lefarth GmbH, 1997, IRLR 255, theECJ ruled that, in the case of a second generation transfer, an activity maynot of itself constitute a stable economic entity. There would have to be asignificant transfer of assets and a transfer of the majority of skilledworkers from one contractor to the next before such a transfer could be held tobe a “relevant transfer”. In labour-intensive undertakings (such as contract catering or cleaning),where there are no significant assets, there will not be a “relevanttransfer” unless the majority of the former contractor’s employees arehired by the new contractor. However, in ECM (Vehicle Delivery Service) Ltd v Cox and others, 1999, IRLR559, the Court of Appeal cautioned that an employer could not prevent the TUPEregulations applying by the simple expedient of refusing to take on a formercontractor’s employees. In such a situation, an employment tribunal canchallenge the second contractor’s motives before deciding whether thechangeover constituted a “relevant transfer” within the meaning ofthe TUPE Regulations 1981. Effect of transfer on contractsWhen a “relevant transfer” takes place, the transferee inheritsthe contracts of employment of those employed by the transferor immediatelybefore the transfer took place. The transferee also inherits the transferor’s rights,powers, duties and liabilities (other than any criminal liabilities) under, orin connection with, those contracts. Anything done by the transferor in relation to any such contract, before therelevant transfer took place, will be treated in law as having been done by thetransferee. The transferee does not, however, inherit responsibility for an occupationalpension scheme within the meaning of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975 orthe Social Security (Northern Ireland) Pensions Order 1975. Once a “relevant transfer” has taken place it is not open to thetransferee to vary the contracts of employment of the transferred employeeswith a view to harmonising their working hours, rates of pay, holidayentitlement, and so on with those of its existing workforce. This rule applies even if the employees in question are happy to accept anysuch variation in their terms and conditions of employment and are no worse offas a result of that variation (Foreningen af Arbejdsledere i Danmark v Daddy’sDance Hall A/S, 1988, IRLR 315 and Rask v ISS Kantineservice A/S, 1993, IRLR133 ECJ). Any subsequent restructuring that is in no way connected with (or promptedby) the purchase or acquisition of another employer’s trade or undertaking isunlikely to be challenged by a tribunal or court. Dismissal because of transferIf an employee of the transferor or the transferee is dismissed, before orafter a relevant transfer, the employee will be treated in law as having beenunfairly dismissed if the transfer (or a reason connected with it) is thereason or principal reason for the dismissal. However, that rule does not apply if the employee’s dismissal was for an”economic, technical or organisational reason entailing changes in theworkforce” (an ETO reason). An employee dismissed for an ETO reason willbe treated as having been dismissed for some other substantial reason such asto justify the dismissal. Whether or not such a dismissal was fair will be amatter for an employment tribunal to decide. If a dismissal is wrongful or unfair, the employee may seek redress from thetribunals and courts. In a TUPE situation, responsibility for paying anysubsequent award of damages, and/or compensation for unfair dismissal restswith the transferee. Employee’s refusal to transferThere is no transfer of an employee’s contract of employment if the employeein question informs the transferor or the transferee that they object tobecoming employed by the transferee. In such a situation, the employee’s contract of employment with thetransferor comes to an end and the employee will not be treated, for anypurpose, as having been dismissed by the transferor. The employee may, however, pursue a complaint of unfair constructivedismissal if, save for the change in the employer’s identity, there has been sosubstantial a change in their working conditions as to leave them with littlechoice but to resign. In tribunal proceedings, it will be for the employee to show that the changethat prompted their resignation was not only significant but also to theirdetriment. In Hay v George Hanson (Building Contractors) Ltd 1996 IRLR 427, the EATsaid that an employee who had expressed unhappiness about the prospect ofworking for the transferee could not be said to have objected to the transfer. Although the TUPE Regulations are not specific on this point, an employeewho refuses outright to transfer should, said the EAT, inform their employer ofthis in clear and unequivocal terms (whether by word or deed, or acombination). Action point checklist– If contemplating the sale ortransfer of the whole (or any part) of the business or undertaking, inform the‘appropriate representatives’ of these plans and consult with them concerningthe likely effect the transfer will have on their future with the intendedtransferee – That same duty extends to you (the transferee) contemplatingthe transfer of the whole or part of another employer’s business or undertaking– During the course of consultations with trade-union-appointedor employee-elected representatives, consider any representations by thoserepresentatives and give reasons for the rejection of these– If there is no trade union representation (or an insufficientnumber of representatives to represent the interests of all affectedemployees), afford the latter an opportunity to elect one or more of theirnumber to represent their interests in employer consultations– Although employers in these circumstances have the right todetermine the number of employees to be elected, do not dictate who may or maynot stand for election or otherwise interfere in the conduct of those elections– Make appropriate facilities available for the conduct of suchelections; and ensure the ballot is conducted in secret and that votes areaccurately counted – Ensure employees understand they may object to being employedby the new owner of the business (or part of that business), but that they willordinarily be denied any right to pursue a complaint of unfair dismissal shouldthey choose to exercise that right– Discuss the contracts of employment (and related policy documents,including staff and works handbooks, collective agreements, and so on) ofemployees affected by a relevant transfer beforehand and make them available tothe prospective purchaser (the transferee) as soon as the relevant transfertakes place – Note that the transferee inherits the contracts of employmentof the transferred employees and any and all associated rights and liabilities(save for criminal liabilities and liabilities in respect of occupationalpension schemes). Any post-transfer variation in those employees’ terms andconditions of employment (whether consensual or otherwise) will be ineffectiveif in any way connected with the transfer itself– Note that the dismissal of a transferred employee will beautomatically unfair if it is for a reason in any way connected with therelevant transfer. Such a dismissal may be justified for an “economic,technical or organisational reason entailing changes in the workforce” butnot otherwiseQuestions and answers What constitutes a transfer of an undertaking? When the whole or part of an employer’s business or undertaking is sold ortransferred as a going concern to another employer, a TUPE transfer is said tohave taken place. The transfer may be effected by a series of transactions andmay or may not include the transfer of property and other tangible assets. Does the transferee inherit the contracts of employment from the transferor?When a TUPE transfer takes place, the transferee (new employer) inherits thecontracts of employment of the people employed by the transferor (old employer)immediately before the transfer took place. The transferee also inherits thetransferor’s rights, powers, duties and liabilities (other than any criminalliabilities) in connection with those contracts. The transferee does not,however, inherit the part of a contract of employment or collective agreementthat relates to an occupational pension scheme. Can the transferee change the contracts of the incoming employees? The transferee may not vary the contracts of employment of the transferredemployees for a reason that is connected with the transfer, even if theemployees are happy to accept variations and are no worse off as a result. Asubsequent restructuring of the entire business may lead to the imposition ofnew terms and conditions. So long as the restructuring exercise is notconnected with (or prompted by) the purchase or acquisition of anotheremployer’s trade or undertaking, the variation in an employee’s contract isunlikely to be found unlawful by a tribunal or court. What happens to collective agreements when a business is transferred? The transferee inherits collective agreements in respect of employees as ifthey had been made between itself and the representatives in question. However,voluntary collective agreements in the UK are generally not legally enforceableand consequently the provisions that preserve collective agreements in respectof transferring employees have little effect in practice. However, terms from acollective agreement that are incorporated either expressly or are implied intransferring employees’ contracts will be preserved. What happens to trade union recognition when a business is transferred? If the transferred undertaking maintains a distinct identity from the remainderof the transferee’s undertaking, any independent trade union recognised by thetransferor shall be deemed to be recognised by the transferee. If thetransferred undertaking does not maintain its identity, the recognitionagreement no longer applies. Can an employee refuse to transfer? The employee can inform the transferor or the transferee that they object tobecoming employed by the transferee, in which case the employee’s contract withthe transferor comes to an end. The employee may pursue a complaint of unfairconstructive dismissal if there has been, or is about to be, so substantial achange in their working conditions as to leave them with little choice but toresign. In tribunal proceedings, it will be for the employee to show that thechange that prompted their resignation was not only significant but also totheir detriment. Can an employee be dismissed before or after the transfer? An employee of the transferor or transferee dismissed before or after a TUPEtransfer will be treated as having been automatically unfairly dismissed if thetransfer (or a reason connected with it) is the principal reason for thedismissal. That rule does not apply if the employee’s dismissal was for an”economic, technical or organisational reason entailing changes in theworkforce”. A tribunal will treat such a dismissal as having been for someother substantial reason of a kind such as to justify the dismissal of theemployee. Are employers obliged to consult with employees about a transfer? Employers contemplating a transfer must inform and consult with appropriateemployee representatives for long enough before the proposed transfer as toenable meaningful discussions to take place. Failure to consult could lead to acomplaint to an employment tribunal and the imposition of a protective awardequivalent to up to 13 weeks’ pay to each employee. Comments are closed. 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Conjugate cusp-region ULF pulsation responses to the solar wind event of May 23, 1989

first_imgWe have studied a hydromagnetic wave event in the early noon sector of the cusp region, using HF radar data collected in the southern hemisphere and ground-based magnetic data from both hemispheres. There were three distinct pulsations, which appear to have been driven by changes in the solar wind, beginning with the passage of a powerful interplanetary shock. This shock triggered the first pulsation, a strong ssc, at 1346 UT. It was followed at 1402 UT by a second pulsation, which had a stable dominant frequency of 3.3 mHz and lasted about half an hour. Although this frequency was close to that of the ssc, the new pulsation was clearly differentiated from the ssc by an abrupt 180° change of phase. A further such phase discontinuity at 1434 UT (near noon MLT) marked the start of a third distinct ULF pulsation with a clearly lower frequency of 2.8 mHz, which continued for another half hour, until 1505 UT, and was correlated with the magnitude of the IMF. These latter two pulsations yielded a successful calibration of the radar observations with ground-based magnetometer measurements; the pulsation current systems in the northern and southern hemispheres were found to be highly correlated and conjugate. The 3.3-mHz pulsation was observed over a range of ∼10° in invariant latitude, and its amplitude showed a strong, broad maximum close to the latitude of the cusp as inferred from an independent radar-satellite analysis of cusp signatures. The zonal E × B motion associated with the pulsation showed a linear latitudinal decrease in phase (25° per degree of latitude) while the meridional motion had nearly constant phase. The longitudinal phase variation corresponded to an m value of ∼10 with a source at later MLT. We discuss the possibility that the dominant wave activity near 3 mHz in the latter two pulsations was due to a hydromagnetic surface wave at the magnetopause stimulated by the ssc and modified by the forcing action of the solar windlast_img read more

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Governor Cuomo and National Grid announce agreement to lift moratorium immediately

first_imgThe company to pay $36m penalty to compensate customers who were impacted by the moratorium Image: Governor Cuomo and National Grid announce agreement to lift moratorium immediately. Photo: courtesy of New York State. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an agreement with National Grid to immediately lift the current moratorium on gas service in Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn. National Grid has identified short-term supply mechanisms that will conservatively meet demand for approximately the next two years, allowing it to restore service to any customers that it had refused and grant all pending applications. National Grid will present a long-term options analysis within three months, subject to a public review process. The long-term options will be in place and functioning in Fall 2021.To compensate customers who were adversely impacted by the moratorium, National Grid will pay a $36 million penalty. The penalty will also support new energy conservation measures and clean energy projects as directed by the Director of the New York State Division of the Budget in consultation with the Public Service Commission.“This agreement is a victory for customers,” Governor Cuomo said. “National Grid will pay a significant penalty for its failure to address the supply issue, its abuse of its customers, and the adverse economic impact they have caused. The Company is also working to address the long-term supply problem and will present options in the coming months to the people of Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island, letting them choose the best way forward for their communities. Today it was made clear that we will not allow any business – big or small – to extort New Yorkers in order to advance its own interests. I also want to thank Attorney General Tish James, Senator Parker and Assembly Member Cusick for their help in resolving this matter.”“We have worked hard to identify an innovative series of alternatives to meet growing demand. With this agreement, we will present options for long term supply solutions that ensure our customers have the service they require and desire,” said John Bruckner President of National Grid New York. “With the resumption of service, providing support for those affected by the moratorium and further investments in New York’s long-term clean energy future, we are demonstrating our unwavering commitment to delivering on our top priority of providing safe and reliable service.”“As winter begins, New Yorkers can rest assured that National Grid’s moratorium is finally over and the thousands of homeowners and businesses denied service will be able to turn their heat on,” said Attorney General Letitia James. “I am grateful that Governor Cuomo pushed National Grid to do the right thing and brought attention to this critical matter. My office launched an investigation after hearing about the profound effect the moratorium has had on individuals, small businesses, and New York’s economy. We have received numerous complaints, which is why we will continue to closely monitor National Grid and service providers across the state to ensure New Yorkers are getting a fair shake.”Chair of Senate Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Senator Kevin S. Parker said, “National Grid’s moratorium on gas service was completely unfair for communities in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, and I want to thank Governor Cuomo for working to resolve this issue once and for all. National Grid has agreed lift this moratorium immediately, and the company will present a long-term options analysis to ensure these impacted communities have the service they need in the future.”Chair of Assembly Standing Committee on Energy Assembly Member Michael Cusick said, “Today’s announcement is good news for National Grid customers and a first step towards rebuilding trust with residents impacted by this year’s moratorium. Thanks to Governor Cuomo’s leadership, New Yorkers will not have to worry about heating their homes during the holidays and winter months. As Chair of the Assembly’s Energy Committee, I will continue to monitor this situation to ensure New Yorker’s are not unfairly disconnected from critical services going forward.”As part of the agreement, National Grid will analyze and present viable options to address the long-term supply issue including: renewable energy sources, conservation strategies, a new pipeline, LNG facilities, CNG facilities and interoperable systems. National Grid will analyze these options over the next three months and present them to the public in an open and transparent manner through a series of public meetings in Queens, Brooklyn, Nassau, and Suffolk. These meetings will be conducted in coordination with local elected officials.The State will work with National Grid and local communities and elected officials to identify the best available long-term option by June 2020 to allow a safe and adequate construction and transition period so the option can be in place and functioning in Fall 2021.The State of New York will appoint a monitor to oversee National Grid’s gas supply operations. The monitor will report to the State of New York and the Public Service Commission, and will be paid for by National Grid.This agreement will serve as the basis to settle an order to show cause issued by the PSC in October commencing a penalty proceeding against National Grid for alleged violations of the Public Service Law. In October the PSC also directed the utility to immediately connect 1,157 residential and small commercial customers, and to implement an alternative supply and demand reduction plan to ensure the safety and reliability of the gas system.If the conditions of the agreement are satisfied, the PSC will not proceed with revocation of National Grid’s operating certificate. There are two additional open orders to show cause pending against National Grid by the PSC that must be resolved. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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Anne’s stay in title chase

first_imgSt. Anne’s 4 – 1 Oriel St Anne’s comfortably beat Oriel today to overtake Teddy Hall and go second in the JCR Premiership. With the season drawing to its close, a ding-dong battle is developing between these two in pursuit of Worcester, who lead Anne’s by only two points, albeit with a game in hand. Oriel, only just behind Anne’s before today’s match, now languish in mid-table, licking their wounds alongside Wadham as the top three fight it out in a potentially thrilling season finale. On a perfect afternoon for football, both teams set out their stall to attack, Anne’s playing an intricate passing game, and Oriel ready to break with speed. Oriel’s striker Kris Burnage had the first chance of the match, latching onto a long ball to volley wide from outside the box. Anne’s hit back with a flowing move down the left, full-back Andy Royle exchanging passes with winger Mc- Donald before firing his shot past the far post. Soon after this, Anne’s took the lead through a moment of pure class from striker Jacob Lloyd, deftly cushioning down a long ball with his head before hitting a low, controlled volley from outside the box across the Oriel keeper and into the far corner. It didn’t take long for Anne’s to add a second, this time as a result of shambolic defending. A routine long ball was poorly dealt with, allowing Anne’s midfielder Joe Galbraith to direct the ball towards Mc- Donald six yards out, who shinned his shot unerringly into the bottom corner. Oriel came close to a quick response, heading narrowly wide from a corner, only to concede a third to another moment of quality from Anne’s – McDonald’s crisply chipped through-ball put Ed Border away, who slid the ball home with trademark composure, cool as an oversized cucumber. Anne’s passing game was looking as good as it had all season, with a stylish commitment to keeping it on the ground and letting the ball do the work that saw several players revelling in the opportunity to strut their stuff. Oriel still looked dangerous, and could probably count themselves unlucky to be three down at this point. Central midfielder and Blue, Cameron Knight, twice went close from outside the box, and Qais Hammad sent a dangerous-looking free kick narrowly over the bar. Knight’s return to the Oriel side was spoilt by the constant harrying of the two Anne’s centre mids, Stu Clark and Steve Clarke, who dominated the physical battle to control the game. Harry Hoare and Burnage looked sharp up front for Oriel, with Burnage’s impressive pace carving out a half-chance, only to be stopped by a brave last-ditch block from Anne’s captain Ryan Fox, and then Hoare bringing a good low save from Anne’s keeper Mike Butler. On the stroke of half-time, Butler was called into action again to dive at the feet of Hammad – one of several occasions where the Anne’s keeper’s speed off his line proved a crucial last line of defence. At half-time the score remained 3-0 to St Anne’s. The second half started in similar fashion to the end of the first, with Anne’s perhaps over-complicating their passing but producing flashes of real skill, Oriel favouring a direct approach as they chased the game. Both sides went close from corners, Anne’s defender Chris Hollindale twice heading wide under pressure, either side of a powerful effort from Oriel’s Ettenfield, whose header was also off-target after a superb ball from Hammad. At this point both sides made substitutions. Perhaps coincidentally, perhaps not, Oriel immediately grabbed a goal back, a nice passing move putting Knight in to slide home and give the visitors a lifeline. With twenty minutes to go, Oriel began to pile on the pressure, throwing caution to the winds with a 4-3-3 formation as Anne’s switched to 4-5-1. Oriel forced several corners but were unable to capitalise on any of them as Anne’s held firm, determined not to let their lead slip. Both sides had chances, Oriel forcing a series of desperate blocks on the edge of the Anne’s box and then Hollindale having a header cleared off the line from yet another corner. At last, with five minutes left, Anne’s put the game beyond doubt, Kynaston, Clarke and Border combining to feed McDonald on the edge of the box, who nonchalantly fired the ball into the far corner to seal the victory. The final whistle wasn’t long coming, leaving both teams to reflect on a somewhat flattering score line for St Anne’s. With only a handful of games to go, Anne’s find themselves very much still in the hunt for the title, particularly with Worcester still to play their re-arranged match with Teddy Hall. It seems likely that this season will go right down to the wire: Wednesday 5 March, when Anne’s host Teddy Hall in their final game, is a date that should be circled in everyone’s George Kynastonlast_img read more

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Press release: £7m Lincolnshire coast flood scheme gets underway

first_imgAround 400,000 cubic metres of sand are set to be pumped onto Lincolnshire’s beaches to reduce flood risk to more than 20,000 homes and businesses, 24,500 static caravans and 35,000 hectares of land in a massive Environment Agency-led project.The Lincolnshire Beach Management project involves the raising of beach levels lost naturally to the sea, by dredging sand from the seabed and pumping it onshore. The work forms a key part of the Environment Agency’s management strategy for the Lincolnshire coast, which reduces coastal flood risk to thousands of homes, businesses and static caravans as well as agricultural land.Reducing flood riskThe project started on 30 April at Boygrift. Over the course of the next eight weeks, the dredger will move to Trusthorpe, Mablethorpe, Ingoldmells, Trunch Lane, Wolla Bank, Chapel Six Marshes and Huttoft to complete the project for this year.The HAM316 dredger, which has the lowest carbon footprint of its class, is operating continuously, delivering approximately 5,000 cubic metres of sand twice a day.Mark Robinson, senior coastal advisor at the Environment Agency, said: Background The work to restore beach levels on Lincolnshire’s coast is part of the Lincolnshire Beach Management 2018-2021 scheme. With storms and flooding becoming more frequent and sea levels rising due to climate change, the Environment Agency has recognised a need to review whether the current coastal flood risk management approach will be sustainable in the long term for Lincolnshire. The agency has therefore been consulting with the public on six coastal flood risk options to work alongside beach nourishment as part of the Saltfleet to Gibraltar Point Strategy. This strategy will set out the most sustainable way of managing flood risk on this stretch of coast from 2021 to 2121. A draft strategy will be taken to consultation this summer. More details on the strategy and further information regarding times and locations of beach nourishment works are available online The Environment Agency is working to better protect more than 49,000 additional homes and businesses across Lincolnshire with £221m of government investment by 2021. Our work to restore beach levels is important as it protects our coastal defences, such as sea walls, from the energy of the waves as they impact on the coast. Our defences along the Lincolnshire coast help us reduce coastal flood risk to tens of thousands of homes and businesses as well as significant areas of agricultural land. By replenishing beaches, we extend the defences’ life. The project also brings value to the bustling tourism economy on Lincolnshire’s coast, as without it Lincolnshire’s beaches would not be nearly as sandy.center_img Although the Environment Agency works around the clock to reduce flood risk to Lincolnshire’s coastal communities, the risk can never be eliminated completely.The Environment Agency urges people to check if they are at risk of flooding and sign up for flood warnings online or by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188.last_img read more

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Embrace DevOps, Kubernetes and Automation with New Dell EMC Unity XT Plugins

first_imgTwo major shifts are revolutionizing software development. First, the emergence of continuous delivery; and second, a microservice-based architecture that allows for greater scale.At the heart of these trends is automation, and Dell Technologies has focused on developing integrations with leading DevOps and automation tools to accelerate application deployment and lifecycle management.Today, we are announcing the availability of two such integrations for our leading midrange storage platform – Dell EMC Unity XT: Container Storage Interface (CSI) plugin for Dell EMC Unity XT. Download it now on GitHubVMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) plugin for Dell EMC Unity XT. Available today on VMware Solution ExchangeCSI plugin for Dell EMC Unity XTDell EMC Unity XT’s performance, simplicity and cloud-ready architecture makes it an ideal platform to consolidate workloads for easier management and greater ROI. The Container Storage Interface (CSI) plugin for Dell EMC Unity XT extends the consolidation to containerized workloads as well.  With the CSI plugin for Dell EMC Unity XT, customers can deploy stateful applications on a Kubernetes cluster with persistent storage backed by Unity XT’s performance and efficiency. The Dell EMC Unity XT storage classes that are part of the CSI plugin easily map persistent volumes to the storage LUNs and allows dynamic provisioning and mounting of these volumes in an automated deployment workflow.vRO plugin for Dell EMC Unity XTvRO is an incredibly easy to use workflow builder where you can drag and drop procedural building blocks to automate end to end processes across the infrastructure stack. With hundreds of external DevOps plugins and tools such as Chef, Puppet and upstream integrations with vRealize Automation and ServiceNow, vRO is growing in popularity as a de-facto standard tool for IT operations automation. The vRO plugin for Dell EMC Unity XT includes a wide range of workflows such as Provisioning, Data Protection, ESXi host level workflows as well as a number of storage object level tasks.Get Started today!If you are using one of the over 47,000 Dell EMC Unity platforms and DevOps is a critical aspect of your business and IT operations, you can install these plugins today and take the first step toward building a self-service model for your stakeholders to consume IT infrastructure. To learn more about the Dell EMC integrations with automation platforms, visit read more

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Wabruda sponsors Black Man’s Think Tank

first_imgMembers of the South Bend community joined with Notre Dame faculty,  staff and students for the third annual Black Man’s Think Tank, sponsored by the student group Wabruda, in DeBartolo Hall Saturday.   The weekend’s event,  “Moving Up in a Down Economy in a Holistic Approach: Mind, Body and Soul” intended to stimulate dialogue about the role of black men in American society.Wabruda, which takes its name from the Swahili word for “brotherhood,” works to promote brotherhood and leadership among black men on campus. Saturday’s event aimed to embody the three main themes of Wabruda: community service, intellectual elevation and faith in God, members said.“It’s really helpful to provide useful information to the broader African American community in addition to the wider community,” said Wabruda president Jarred Carter, a senior.He said it was for that reason that the club put more effort into advertising this year, using radio announcements, announcements in local churches, electronic fliers in LaFortune and posters on campus.“Being on Notre Dame’s campus [and] seeing students like ourselves, for an example, is good for the South Bend community,” said senior Kevin Fobi, vice president of Wabruda. “Plenty of people live in South Bend but never get to go to campus and see the African Americans who are living at ND and succeeding.”Jeff Jackson, a faculty member from Indiana University, heard about the event from Wabruda advisor David Moss, a professor of psychology at Notre Dame and the University’s Vice President of Student Affairs. “Whenever you have an event that empowers African American men it’s a must-attend event, because so often we hear the negative,” Jackson said. “This is an event that focuses on empowerment and positive aspects of finding balance.” Retired civil engineer Josh Chapple, an active stock market investor and a volunteer in the South Bend community, discussed the mind aspect of the holistic approach to the economy and addressed the young African Americans in the audience as “the future leaders of our community.” Junior Khai Thomas, a member of Wabruda, said he was most looking forward to the speaker who followed Chapple: Chinedum Ndukwe, a former safety on the Notre Dame football team who now plays for the Cincinnati Bengals. Ndukwe spoke about the body and how physical activity is conducive to a proactive approach to business and work ethic. Ndukwe was followed by Dr. Robert Price, an ordained pastor who discussed the role of faith in the management of money. Following the discussion forum was a luncheon at Legends with a roundtable discussion, a showing of the film “The Pursuit of Happyness” and a Black History Tour of Chicago on Sunday.   Members of Wabruda said they appreciate the events like this weekend’s and what the club has done to enhance their college experience.“It is geared to a certain demographic, but it’s open to everyone and we have had members from all walks of life which has been really interesting and really enhanced our experience of being here,” Thomas said.last_img read more

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London’s Kinky Boots Star Matt Henry on Finding His Inner Lola & Thoughts on Hamilton

first_img View Comments Matt Henry has understudied across a range of West End hits, from The Lion King to Avenue Q, and was a finalist on popular British reality TV show The Voice. But only now as the cross-dressing Lola (a.k.a. Simon) in the U.K. premiere at the Adelphi Theatre of Kinky Boots has the Englishman claimed a leading role as his own. The genial performer took time to talk about surviving the holidays, sporting six-inch heels and his ongoing bromance with co-star Killian Donnelly.It’s a new year, which must be doubly welcome for you after the manic holiday schedules of these big shows, both here and in New York.We had nine shows last week and were recording the cast album as well, so it was pretty hectic. By the time I got to Saturday, I almost wanted to burst into tears and on Sunday I was comatose!At least you’re fully settled into the show by now.Yes and it feels as fresh and as new and as challenging as it did during previews.Some things must be more second nature, like the footwear.Those six-inch heels and the super-speedy costume changes! All that has got easier but you can never take it for granted. Some days, your body goes, “No!” Lola for me is a daily challenge because he’s a guy and I’m a guy but I’m also playing an effeminate woman at times, so you’ve got to stay with the character at every turn.How do you keep up your energy?This is a mammoth role and I knew that if I got it, I was going to have to be a nun. I don’t go out, and I train Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and do Pilates every Monday.I’m just a machine now. But you have to! If you’re corseted and wearing heels, you can so easily get injured. I need to look after myself.Were you aware of this musical before you were offered this role?My agent called and said there’s a show called Kinky Boots, and I said, “Stop right there, I’ve seen the film.” He said, “Well, now they’ve made a show: do you want to go up for it?” And I thought, “What have I got to lose?” So there I was on a plane to New York to see Billy Porter and Andy Kelso—jetlagged but blown away not just by the sentiment of the story but the whole experience.Was it tricky preparing for London with vivid memories of Billy Porter’s performance?I couldn’t copy what Billy was because that was his own interpretation, whereas I’m offering my Lola—or should I say my Simon from Clacton-on-Sea. I had to find out what Lola means to me, and it took seven weeks within the rehearsal process to try and find her: seven weeks waiting for the heels to come!What about the show’s message of self-empowerment resonates for you?I got married in 2012 and with that came a realization that you’re no longer a child and that everything matters now. No one’s opinion is more important than your partner’s and at the same time, you’ve got to be yourself—be who you want to be.Tell me about working with Killian Donnelly, who plays Charlie Price.I didn’t know Killian until the first press call, and as soon as we met we were like giggly schoolgirls—it was so lovely. What you see onstage is our friendship, and it’s as if our friendship is developing just as the relationship develops on stage. Killian really is a wonderful person—so honest and open. I’d trust him with my life.I gather you knew the Adelphi Theatre already but from a different vantage point.Yes, when I was 18—that’s to say half a lifetime ago—I was selling ice cream at the Adelphi front of house. I spent a year at the time watching Ruthie Henshall in Chicago and now I’m on that same stage.That’s an inspirational story: have you shared it with the front of house staff at the Adelphi now?I’ve said to them, “Look guys, it takes a while but it can happen!” It’s taken me some time to get to this position—a lot of tears and sweat.On a practical note, has playing this role made you more aware of women and their footwear?Oh my God, I’m forever in conversation with my girlfriends about the latest fashions. They want to know what shoes they should be wearing and are these nice heels or whatever. I always tell them, if it’s a new pair of Christian Louboutin, you’ve got to rehearse! Think of it as a performance.How has this show affected your own footwear?Ha! Well, when I’m in flat shoes now, it’s trainers [sneakers], and I mean really good trainers, and I’ve had insoles made to help me with my arch. It’s not that I’ve said goodbye to Doc Martens, but I used to live in them and don’t do that anymore.You’re contracted to Kinky Boots for a year but have you begun thinking about what’s next?The H-musical [as in Hamilton], possibly? It’s funny: I was at the Les Miz 30th-anniversary party and someone there was saying to me that I needed to be looking at Hamilton and that was the next show for me. But I’m not actually very good at taking other things on while I’m in something. I still love being Lola and just love what I’m doing.This has been a game-changer for you, hasn’t it?Most definitely! I’m originating a role for the first time for myself in the West End. I mean, I’m very grateful to [TV show] The Voice for giving me the opportunity to be seen by many more people, but this is such a big opportunity. In theater terms, I’ve always been the bridesmaid but never the bride. And now here I am the bride!last_img read more

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Counting Pollinators

first_imgFriday kicks off the second annual Great Georgia Pollinator Census coordinated by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.The count, which takes place Aug. 21 and 22, helps researchers keep track of the overall health of the state’s pollinators.Although there are some socially distanced events being held around the state for this year’s count, organizers say it’s not too late for participants to plan on counting pollinators at home.Census takers are asked to count pollinators on a favorite pollinator plant with abundant insect activity for 15 minutes each day using the provided observation sheet.“The goals of the project are to gather data on pollinator insect populations, foster pollinator habitats and increase entomological literacy about these insects,” said Becky Griffin, UGA Extension school garden and pollinator census coordinator. She modeled the program on the Great Backyard Bird Count, a citizen science program run by Cornell University that asks people to count the birds they see in their backyard.An Insect Counting and Identification Guide is available on the Great Georgia Pollinator Census website at that gives detailed instructions on counting and photo examples for classification, which is helpful, since there are more than 500 bee species reported in the state. Insects are categorized into one of eight categories during the observation period:Bumble beesCarpenter beesSmall beesHoney beesWaspsFliesButterflies and mothsOther insectsThose interested in counting can visit to sign up. The project’s Facebook group, Georgia Pollinator Census, has grown to nearly 1,500 members and includes many educational resources including videos and files available for teachers to use in the classroom like “Honey Bee Roles.”For more information including publications on recommended plants to attract pollinators, visit read more

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Legislators Announce Plan to Merge Labor and Economic Development, Eliminate Commerce Agency

first_imgSenate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin and Speaker Shap Smith today announced a large-scale restructuring plan for two state agencies to deliver higher quality services and reduce state spending.  Senator Shumlin and Speaker Smith called on the Senate and House committees to consider a consolidation of the Department of Labor and Department of Economic Development and the dissolution of the Agency of Commerce. Governor Douglas said he vehemently opposes the plan. With Vermonters facing the most difficult times many of us have ever seen and with the need for state services higher than ever, it is critical that Vermont s government be as efficient and effective as possible, said Senator Shumlin.  Much of our governmental structure is outdated and reflects a time when Vermonters were facing different challenges and had different needs.  It s time for a modern state government that reflects the realities of Vermont in the 21stCentury.     In order to more efficiently deliver high quality services and reduce state spending, Senator Shumlin and Speaker Smith called for the restructuring of the Department of Labor and the Department of Economic Development. Under the plan, the Agency of Commerce and Community Development will be dissolved and much of its services folded into the Department of Labor or transitioned to existing private entities.  Savings in the first year are estimated to be between $1.2 to $1.5 million with a high potential of additional savings in FY11 and beyond. It will only be with strong leadership that Vermont emerges from this crisis as a more vibrant state than before, said Speaker Smith. We need to modernize our government to ensure we can do a better job with less.  Senator Shumlin and Speaker Smith directed both the Senate and House Committees to analyze and implement as appropriate the proposal.last_img read more

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Standing up to bank attacks

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Jim Nussle at the 2019 African-American Credit Union Coalition Conference in Charlotte, NC. These days it seems like banks will stop at nothing to take down credit unions, even creating problems where none exist. In recent years, megabanks have gobbled up tons of community banks, leaving many people with one fewer financial option that has local interests at heart.As small banks continue to suffer, some are joining credit unions instead of behemoth banks. And boy are the banks not happy. They want every crumb of the pie and since they’re not getting it, they’ve instead turned to bashing credit unions and manipulating the intent of our tax status.Murray Williams, President and CEO of the Iowa Credit Union League, and Patrick La Pine, President and CEO of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions, recently wrote great opinion pieces to refute these attacks. I encourage everyone to read them and know that CUNA and Leagues are fighting to set the record straight. And if you want to read more, check out a recent USA Today article that highlights how credit unions serve people that banks routinely turn away.center_img continue reading »last_img read more

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Hack-A-Thon teaches children coding through building apps

first_img“I can teach other girls and then more girls will be able to code, and then those girls can teach more girls. Then a lot of girls can code, just like the boys can,” said Grace Williamson, a student building a texting app. After the students complete their app projects, they’ll be submitted to judges for review. Students will receive awards based on teamwork, quality, and other aspects of their work. “Now they can actually see that they can make a project, or an animation, or an app, or a web page of their own. It sort of gives a whole new way for them to expand their learning now,” said Pamela Puri, Tech4Kidz owner, and organizer of the event. TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — The AT&T Binghamton Youth Hack is teaching children how to code, build apps, and develop an interest in computer science. Girls in the class say they are re-coding the craft. The young tech wizards have all day to work on a project. It’s a task the children say, isn’t easy. Computer science is a field dominated by men, according to AT&T New York President, Amy Kramer. This Hack-A-Thon is trying to change those statistics. “Right now we know that women make up only 18 percent in kids in college studying computer science,” said Kramer. “It’s fun to code, there’s quite a bit of challenge to it,” said Alexander Sherman, a student in the class. last_img read more

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Pertamina enlists Krakatau Steel as supplier for Rokan Block

first_imgPertagas president director Wiko Migantoro said the deal was a means of using more locally made components within the Rokan Block, which is Indonesia’s second-most productive oil block.“This is mainly an effort to create synergy among state-owned enterprises and their subsidiaries in key national projects,” he said in a joint statement, adding that the deal would cut pipe purchasing costs by 16 percent.Indonesia, through Pertamina, is set to nationalize the Rokan Block next year. The area is currently operated by United States-based Chevron.Read also: Pertamina loses partners, eyes new investors for refinery megaprojectsThe country expects Pertamina’s takeover to maintain block production levels, which saw a landmark decline of 9.2 percent year-on-year to 190,131 barrels per day in 2019. Prior to 2019, the Rokan Block was Indonesia’s most productive oil block.“We guarantee punctuality on the lead time of 4-6 months, so that this project can be finished on time and with quality,” said Krakatau Steel president director Silmy Karim.Topics : State-owned energy giant Pertamina has enlisted fellow state-owned company Krakatau Steel to supply metal sheet coils for the former’s project in the Rokan oil and gas block in Riau.Pertamina, through subsidiary Pertamina Gas (Pertagas), signed on Tuesday a deal with Krakatau Steel, the country’s largest steelmaker, to purchase 53,600 metric tons of hot rolled coil (HRC) steel, which will be turned into 370 kilometers of piping for the project.Read also: SOE Ministry slashes Pertamina’s board of directors to refocus businesslast_img read more

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Weekly Update: Protecting Pennsylvanians’ Healthcare, Managing State Finances, Urging Ban on ‘Bump Stock’

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Weekly Update: Protecting Pennsylvanians’ Healthcare, Managing State Finances, Urging Ban on ‘Bump Stock’ PA has a responsibility to our institutions of higher ed. The legislature must act to fund them — our students are counting on us.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) October 12, 2017 The Blog,  Weekly Update On Monday, Governor Wolf called on the state legislature to pass legislation that would require employers to cover contraceptives at no-cost. The governor’s call for the mandate follows the announcement that the Trump Administration would be allowing more employers to deny coverage for birth control.On Friday, Governor Wolf and Acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman issued a statement on the Trump Administration’s latest effort to destabilize the Affordable Care Act, which would cause health insurance rate increases in 2018.This week, Governor Wolf continued to manage state finances and announced more action to meet commitments to fund schools, health and human services, and other government entities. The governor also traveled to Erie on Wednesday to rally support for a shale tax and urged the legislature to pass funding for state-related universities.“I’m here to make clear that I am managing the budget, but the General Assembly still has work to do: fund our major state universities and pass a commonsense tax on shale,” said Governor Wolf. “The fairest and simplest solution to the current budget challenge is a severance tax on natural gas production.”After the tragedy in Las Vegas, Governor Wolf joined in supporting commonsense bipartisan proposals to ban ‘bump stock’ accessories for military style-weapons.“Bipartisan legislators are rightfully sounding the alarm that these devices should not be legal in Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “Given the bipartisan nature, this should be commonsense for the General Assembly to swiftly pass to protect Pennsylvanians.”Governor Wolf’s Week, October 8 – October 14, 2017Sunday, 10/8/17Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial ServiceMonday, 10/9/17Governor Wolf Calls on Legislature to Make Birth Control Coverage a MandateGovernor Wolf Announces More Action to Manage State Budget and Meet Commitments to Schools, ProvidersTuesday, 10/10/17Governor Wolf Urges Swift Passage of Bipartisan ‘Bump-Stock’ BanGovernor Wolf Announces Relocation of Royal Industries International, Inc. Into Pennsylvania, Creating 80 JobsWednesday, 10/11/17Governor Wolf Signs Legislation Authorizing “Right to Try,” Allows Terminally Ill Patients to Seek Experimental TreatmentsGovernor Wolf Announces $217 Million in GO-TIME Savings in 2016-2017 Fiscal YearGovernor Wolf Urges Support for Shale Tax, State-Related UniversitiesThursday, 10/12/17Governor Wolf Announces Google to Invest in Workforce, Business DevelopmentGovernor Wolf Nominates Acting Secretaries of Health, Human Services, and Drug and Alcohol Programs, and Acting Commissioner of Insurance to Serve PermanentlyFriday, 10/13/17Governor Wolf and Acting Insurance Commissioner Statement: Washington Sabotaging Pennsylvanians’ Health InsuranceGovernor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Hears From North Central PennsylvaniaHighlights from The BlogDid you know you can find The Press Office on Twitter?Highlights from TwitterExcited to be with @Google to announce their new initiative that will help more Americans prepare for jobs, find jobs & grow their business.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) October 12, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf October 13, 2017last_img read more

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Bravo to the Truth: What’s Wrong with Transgender Ideology

first_imgPublic Discourse 27 April 2017Family First Comment: Bravo to Walt Heyer who once again hits the nail on the head – based on his own experience. “No objective tests can prove that the transgender condition exists. No physical examination, blood test, bone marrow test, chromosome test, or brain test will show that a person has gender dysphoria. It is a condition revealed solely by the patient’s feelings. Yet the recommended treatment is extreme—cross-gender hormones and sex-reassigning surgery. …. My message attempts to help others avoid regret, yet the warning is not welcome to the advocates whose voice for transgender rights rings strong and loud. Some will find my words offensive, but then the truth can be offensive. Personally, I cannot think of anything more offensive than men diminishing the wonder and uniqueness of biological women by suggesting women are nothing more than men who have been pumped with hormones and may or may not have undergone cosmetic surgery. Cheers and bravo to the offensive truth. Let’s reclaim the beautiful reality of male and female sexual difference and reject transgender ideology.”A recent New York Post article tells the story of a Detroit mom named Erica who changed into a transgender dad named Eric. If that is not enough, his son had already changed genders: born a boy, he transitioned to living as a girl. Thus, mom became dad and son became daughter. Similarly, back in 2015, a fifty-two-year-old Canadian man made the news when he traded in his wife and seven kids to fulfill his “true identity” as a six-year-old transgender girl.Stories like these remind us that transgender identity is a product of LGBTQ social ideology, not of each human person’s innate identity as male or female. Transgender identity is not authentic gender but man’s attempt to socially engineer the family, sex, and gender identity.What Makes a Person Trans?The accepted LGBTQ standard for being a “real” trans woman or trans man is simply that a person desires to self-identify as the opposite of his or her biological sex and to be socially accepted as such. If a person feels distressed about his or her birth gender, then the politically correct action is for everyone to affirm the new and “authentic” gender identity—the one that exists only in the trans person’s feelings.In a recent interview on Fox News, transgender lawyer Jillian Weiss, executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, was asked repeatedly by host Tucker Carlson, “What are the legal standards to be transgender?” Finally, the legal specialist admitted, “There are no legal standards.”That’s right—no legal standards or legal definitions of transgender exist. Yet, as Carlson pointed out, $11 billion of federal money is spent on sex-specific programs, such as the Small Business Administration investing in businesses owned by women. Without a legal definition, these funds become easy prey for, as Carlson puts it, “charlatans” who will claim to be women simply to get the money.When people feel that their biological sex doesn’t match their internal sense of gender, they are typically diagnosed with gender dysphoria. This is defined as “discomfort or distress that is caused by a discrepancy between a person’s gender identity and that person’s sex assigned at birth.” In other words, the medical diagnostician simply listens to and affirms the patient’s own verbal self-identification and self-diagnosis.No objective tests can prove that the transgender condition exists. No physical examination, blood test, bone marrow test, chromosome test, or brain test will show that a person has gender dysphoria. It is a condition revealed solely by the patient’s feelings. Yet the recommended treatment is extreme—cross-gender hormones and sex-reassigning surgery.Don’t be duped when trans activists conflate the unrelated condition of intersexuality with transgenderism to gain sympathy for a trans agenda. People with intersex conditions are not the same as self-identified transgender people. Being intersex is verifiable in the physical body; being transgender is not. People who identify as transgender usually have typical male or female anatomies.How to Become TransgenderThe wikiHow article entitled “How to Transition from Male to Female (Transgender)” outlines a simple five-part system for men who want to become women. Here is a small sample:Seek a qualified therapist. . . . Ask your friends in the trans community to recommend a therapist. Browse the internet in search of a therapist experienced working with members of the trans community. . . .Receive a diagnosis. Over the course of a series of sessions, your therapist will evaluate your individual situation issuing a diagnosis. After determining that you have consistently experienced symptoms such as disgust with your genitals, a desire to remove signs of your biological sex, and or a certainty that your biological sex does not align with your true gender, your therapist will likely diagnose you with Gender Dysphoria.These instructions are typical of the advice offered to those who believe they may be transgender. I myself followed a similar series of steps. Yet, in hindsight, after transitioning from male to female and back again, I see that many important topics are ignored by such advice, placing vulnerable people at risk. Four crucial omissions are most obvious and problematic.First, these instructions fail to caution the reader about therapist bias. Asking friends in the trans community to recommend a therapist guarantees that the therapist will be biased toward recommending the radical step of transitioning.Second, no mention is made or warning given about sexual fetishes. If a person has been sexually, emotionally, or physically abused or is addicted to masturbation, cross-dressing, or pornography, he could be suffering from a sexual fetish disorder. As such, he is probably not going to be helped by gender dysphoria treatment protocols.Third, the high incidence of comorbid mental conditions is not mentioned. Those who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, oppositional defiance behaviors, narcissism, autism, or other such disorders need to proceed cautiously when considering transitioning, because these disorders can cause symptoms of gender dysphoria. When the comorbid disorder is effectively treated, the gender discomfort may relent as well.Fourth, regret after transition is real, and the attempted suicide rate is high. Unhappiness, depression, and inability to socially adapt have been linked to high rates of attempted suicide both before and after gender transition and sexual reassignment surgery. My website gathers academic research on this topic and reports the personal experiences of people who regret transitioning.When Real Looks FakeAs simple as it is to become a “real” transgender person, it’s even easier to turn into a fake one. “Fake” transgender people like me start out as real, but when they eventually see through the delusion of gender change and stop living the transgender life, transgender activists give them the disparaging label of “fake.”If someone comes to the difficult and honest conclusion that transitioning didn’t result in a change of sex, then he or she is perceived as a threat to the transgender movement and must be discredited. Name-calling and bullying ensues. To be considered real, the transgender person must continue in the delusion that his or her gender changed. The problem with basing a diagnosis and irreversible treatment on people’s feelings, no matter how sincerely held, is that feelings can change.My message attempts to help others avoid regret, yet the warning is not welcome to the advocates whose voice for transgender rights rings strong and loud. Some will find my words offensive, but then the truth can be offensive. Personally, I cannot think of anything more offensive than men diminishing the wonder and uniqueness of biological women by suggesting women are nothing more than men who have been pumped with hormones and may or may not have undergone cosmetic surgery.Cheers and bravo to the offensive truth. Let’s reclaim the beautiful reality of male and female sexual difference and reject transgender ideology.READ MORE: read more

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Drug firms cut vaccine prices to the developing world

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share HealthLifestyle Drug firms cut vaccine prices to the developing world by: – June 6, 2011 Sharecenter_img 30 Views   no discussions Share The vaccines will be sold at a price that covers the drugmakers’ costsSeveral major drugs companies have announced big cuts to the amounts they charge for their vaccines in the developing world.GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi-Aventis have agreed to cut prices through the international vaccine alliance Gavi.GSK said it would cut the price of its vaccine for rotavirus by 67% to $2.50 (£1.50) a dose in poor countries.Rotavirus-related diarrhoea kills more than 500,000 children a year.The vaccine will be subsidised by higher prices being charged in richer countries.The rotavirus vaccine, for example, would cost about $50 in the US.‘Helped out’“What we need is a return to invest in the next generation of new vaccines and drugs and that has to come from the profits of the medicines or the vaccines,” Andrew Witty, chief executive of GSK told the BBC.“But it’s obvious that if you’re in Kenya or a slum in Malawi or somewhere like that there is no capacity for those people to contribute to it, so they have to be helped out by the contribution from the middle and the richer (countries).”Gavi is a partnership representing public and private sector organisations that helps to fund mass vaccination programmes in developing countries.It is committed to funding the introduction of rotavirus vaccinations in 40% of the poorest countries by 2015, but it faced a $3.7bn funding shortfall and so has been appealing for price cuts and donations.It will be holding a pledging conference in London on 13 June.Anti-poverty campaigners welcomed the move but also called on world leaders to act.“The pricing commitments announced today help drive momentum, but Gavi’s ambition to save four million lives in the next five years is only achievable if the international donor community steps up to the plate on 13 June,” said Jamie Drummond, executive director of campaign group ONE.Malaria vaccineMerck has said it will provide its own rotavirus vaccine for $5 a dose, coming down to $3.50 once more than 30 million doses have been sold.The price Gavi pays for pentavalent vaccines, which protect against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type B will be cut by two Indian firms, Serum Institute and Panacea Biotec.GSK also said it was very close to developing the world’s first malaria vaccine, which is unusual because there is no market for it in the West.That means there is no opportunity for patients in richer countries to subsidise those in poorer countries.As a result, GSK said that if the vaccine comes to market it would be sold at a price that provides a small return of 5%, which would be used to fund the next generation of malaria treatments.Save the Children called on other companies to replicate the “landmark move” which it said could prevent hundreds of thousands of “needless deaths”.“It’s important that Gavi now uses this to spur other vaccine producers to reduce prices and work to foster greater competition amongst producers to drive prices down even further and help even more children,” said chief executive Justin Forsyth.BBC Newslast_img read more

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Chicken Parmesan Pizza

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Food & DiningLifestyle Chicken Parmesan Pizza by: – August 24, 2011 Tweetcenter_img 22 Views   no discussions Chicken Parmesan PizzaWith school back in session, coming up with a dinner idea while carpooling, packing lunches, and helping with homework is harder than ever!This 5-ingredient meals will help you get dinner on the table in the midst of the confusion. And the best part? You probably already have most of the ingredients on hand. Ingredients1 (10-oz.) package frozen garlic loaf1/2 cup canned pizza sauce6 deli-fried chicken strips1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Italian three-cheese blend2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basilPreparationPreheat oven to 400°. Arrange garlic bread, buttered sides up, on a baking sheet.Bake at 400° for 8 to 9 minutes or until bread is lightly browned. Spread pizza sauce over garlic bread. Cut chicken strips into 1/2-inch pieces, and arrange over pizza sauce. Sprinkle with cheese and basil.Bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve immediately.Recipe Source: Southern Living Sharelast_img read more

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Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic set for Italian Cup clash

first_imgIbrahimovic, 38, has scored three goals since returning to Milan last month.The Swede headed in the second goal on Sunday after setting up the first, but Inter hit back with four second-half strikes.“I showed that I can still make a difference, even at 38,” he said.But Inter striker Romelu Lukaku will be looking to upstage the two other former Manchester United players against Napoli in the other last-four first leg on Wednesday.Gennaro Gattuso’s Napoli, despite their current slump, ousted holders Lazio in the quarter-finals.“There’s a new king in town,” a jubilant Lukaku wrote on Twitter after scoring the fourth goal for Inter in Sunday’s derby.“We run this town.”The Belgian was replying to Ibrahimovic’s pre-derby post saying that “lions don’t compare themselves to humans”. Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are set to go head-to-head in Thursday’s Italian Cup semi-final, first leg between Juventus and AC Milan at the San Siro.Advertisement Lukaku claimed that there is a “new king in town”Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has reason to be worried by his side’s away form, with the defending Serie A champions having lost their last two games on the road.“I hope that someone will help me, it’s something we have to resolve,” Sarri said after the loss to Verona.“Right now we have a difference in performance between home and away.”Juventus are bidding to reclaim the trophy which they held for four seasons until losing to eventual runners-up Atalanta in the quarters last year.Antonio Conte’s Inter are the only one of the four semi-finalists to win in Serie A at the weekend, with Napoli crashing to a 3-2 defeat by lowly Lecce.Inter’s victory lifted them ahead of Juventus on goal difference at the top of the table, as they target their first Scudetto since 2010.The second-leg ties will take place on March 4 and 5.FixturesSemi-finals, first legWednesdayInter Milan v Napoli (1945GMT)ThursdayAC Milan v Juventus (1945GMT)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Best Car Manufacturers In The World10 Most Praised Historical Movies7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks “It wasn’t the result we wanted,” said the 35-year-old Ronaldo despite becoming the first Juventus player to score in 10 successive league games, just one game short of the Serie A record.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has scored 23 goals in all competitions this season. Both Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic scored at the weekend in defeats as Juventus fell 2-1 at Hellas Verona, while AC Milan threw away a two-goal lead in a 4-2 defeat by city rivals Inter.last_img read more

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Area High School Girls Basketball Scores

first_imgWRBI Area Girls Basketball Scores.Thursday (1-29)Switz. County  39     South Ripley  30Jac-Cen-Del  40     SW Hanover  29Milan  45     Waldron  44Madison  68     Lawrenceburg  58Heritage Christian  56     Rushville  41Shelbyville  41     Hauser  32Indy Lutheran  55     Morristown  50SW Shelby  60     G-wood Christian  49last_img

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FA Cup: Reds, Toffees light up Anfield in derby

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Liverpool vs. Everton Venue:Anfield Stadium Kick off: 5:01PMLiverpool will look to replicate their astonishing Premier League form in the FA Cup when they meet local rivals Everton in the third round this afternoon. Jurgen Klopp’s men are cruising at the top of the table, while the Toffees are enjoying a resurgence of form under new boss Carlo Ancelotti. Thursday’s 2-0 victory over Sheffield United handed Liverpool the incredible record of going a full calendar year without losing a game in the Premier League. The result leaves the Merseyside club 13 points ahead of closest challengers Leicester City with a game in hand, leading many to believe that the title is already destined for Anfield. However, while Liverpool’s resurgence in the league and in Europe has been remarkable, such success has not replicated itself in the FA Cup during the Klopp era. Since the 2015-16 campaign, Liverpool have not gone beyond the fourth round, exiting the competition at that stage on three occasions and losing to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the third round last term. Having not won the accolade since 2006, supporters will hope that their team places greater emphasis on going deeper in this competition – starting with a tantalising meeting with their biggest rivals under the lights today. For Everton, it was their last visit to Anfield in December – a 5-2 defeat – that put the nail in the coffin for former manager Marco Silva, who was sacked soon after. Since then, however, the Toffees have discovered a sense of rhythm that seemed to elude Silva and his players from the moment the 2019-20 campaign kicked off. Following a galvanising victory over Chelsea under caretaker boss Darren Ferguson, the club secured the services of Champions League winner Ancelotti in what must be viewed as a masterful piece of recruitment. The Italian has exerted an immediate impact, recording a pair of dominant victories over Burnley and Newcastle United ahead of performing impressively during a 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad. Indeed, Ancelotti will point to the organisation and energy of that performance as a blueprint for how Everton must negotiate the trip to Anfield this weekend. Liverpool possible XI: Adrian, Hoever, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Salah, Firmino, Elliot. Everton possible XI: Pickford, Sidibe, Holgate, Keane, Digne, Davies, Sigurdsson, Walcott, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Kean.Tags: Carlo AncelottiFA CupJurgen KloppLiverpoollast_img read more

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Lambert accepts criticism

first_imgLiverpool striker Rickie Lambert admits he cannot argue with criticism of their lack of physical and mental toughness. Press Association “We lost the individual battles and it wasn’t good enough,” said the £4million summer signing from Southampton, who is likely to start in Bulgaria in the absence of the injured Mario Balotelli having finally got off the mark for his new club against Palace. “There wasn’t anyone in a Liverpool shirt who was good enough and it was wholly down to the players on the pitch. “I do believe it is a lack of confidence at the minute but that will come back. “It is not going ideally but it is up to the players on the pitch to ‘dog’ the performances out. “Whatever the result in any game we have to perform better than we did at the weekend. “It is totally down to the players. They are desperate to get the game under way and try to rectify our performance at the weekend. “Win or lose we have to put in a performance of the standard of a Liverpool team.” Despite a four-match losing streak and poor performances all round, manager Brendan Rodgers retains the confidence of owners Fenway Sports Group and has had messages of support from them this week – although he has not spoken to anyone in person. He has urged his players to display some “aggression and tenacity” which has been lacking this season, starting against Ludogorets as they seek to keep their hopes of progress to the knockout phase of the Champions League alive. “It can happen. It is something that you work towards,” Rodgers said. “Sometimes it takes one moment that can change a season for you and that is something that we have to believe can happen. “It has happened as of late and apart from a half in a game, or the game at Tottenham, we haven’t been anywhere near our levels. “But one thing you can never do is give up. We keep working in the belief that the honesty and belief of the group will get us the results.” Liverpool have lost their last three Champions League games – they have never lost four in succession in the same season and never been defeated in all three away games in a European group stage. Goals have been a problem with the two they scored against Ludogorets back on September 16 their only efforts so far – and one of those was an added-time penalty winner from Steven Gerrard. In the wake of Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at Crystal Palace ex-Reds defender Jamie Carragher said the team was lacking in leaders and was bullied in games. Lambert accepts, on that occasion, the former vice-captain’s assessment was right, but he insists the players are determined to put things right against Ludogorets in the Champions League. last_img read more

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Marathoners Hit Their Stride

first_img Latest Posts Latest posts by admin (see all) admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015center_img Bio BOSTON — Evan Graves, formerly of Bar Harbor and now residing in Caribou, pounded the pavement for nearly three and a half minutes less than he did last year at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20. His place was the top finish for Mainers where he came in 32nd overall with a time of 2:26:11 versus last year’s time of 2:29:39.Bar Harbor native Evan Graves, now of Caribou, on his way to finishing 32nd overall at the Boston Marathon on Monday.—RICK CHALMERSMathew Frongillo of Bar Harbor was the fastest Mount Desert Island resident, cracking the top 100 with a 93rd-place finish. His time of 2:34:29 was roughly six and a half minutes faster than in last year’s Boston Marathon time.Nearly 25,000 runners participated in this year’s Boston Marathon.Gary Allen of the Cranberry Isles ran more than a minute faster than last year, when he crossed the line in 2:57:42 for 1036th place. His best time is a 2:54:20, which he ran in 2006.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textComing in with a time of 3:12:31, Tim Tunney of Ellsworth was about 11 minutes off his best time, 3:01:43, which he did in 2007.Running in his ninth consecutive Boston Marathon, James Newett of Ellsworth was two minutes faster than last year’s time, finishing in 3:20:23. His best time in the event is 3:01:54, which he ran in 2001.Stephen Whalen of Bernard finished his first Boston Marathon holding a pace of 8:23 per mile, ending up with a 3:39:116 as a finishing time.Also in his first Boston Marathon, Matt Homich of Ellsworth managed a time of 3:41:16 with a 8:27 minute per mile pace.The first female from Hancock County to finish was Mary Dudzik from Bar Harbor who was competing in her sixth Boston Marathon. She finished in 3,638th place in the women’s division with a time of 3:44:58. Her best time at Boston is a 3:41:08 in 2006.Ellsworth resident Michele Gagnon shattered her old personal record in the Boston Marathon, which she ran in 2008, by 21 minutes and 26 seconds. Her new best time is 3:49:01.Lou “The Snail” Ingrisano of Bar Harbor, a perennial crowd favorite, who finished his last Boston Marathon in 2006, came in with a time of 4:46:50. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015last_img read more

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El Clasico: Suarez Scores Hat-trick as Barca Hammers Real Madrid 5-1

first_imgLuis Suarez scored a hat-trick as Barcelona outclassed Real Madrid to seal a stylish El Clasico victory that further damages their bitter rivals and Madrid’s stricken manager Julen Lopetegui.Despite missing Lionel Messi through injury, champions Barca started and ended in unstoppable fashion, while Real for long periods chased shadows under the burden of a winless run that now stretches to five games in La Liga.Jordi Alba had already torn dangerously free down the left wing once when his cut-back found Philippe Coutinho unmarked 10 yards out, the Brazilian sweeping home the opener past the Thibaut Courtois and Sergio Ramos on the line. It was a move that summed up the home side’s early dominance, and more was to come.Suarez was clumsily brought down by Raphael Varane in the area, the referee awarding the penalty after consulting with the video assistant, and Lopetegui pounding the air furiously because play had initially been allowed to go on.Real Madrid, winners of the past three Champions Leagues, were looking desperately short on confidence, but they emerged from the break transformed and almost dragged themselves level in a 10-minute spell of clear superiority.First Marcelo poked home from close range after good work by Isco and substitute Lucas Vazquez down the right, before Gareth Bale clipped the inside of the post with a strike that left Marc-Andre ter Stegen relieved to see the ball ping out and back across his goal-line.And Real again came close to drawing level when Karim Benzema missed with a header from a delightful Vazquez cross.But when the next goal did arrive, it was Barca’s Suarez who found the net with a decisive, predatory header, the Uruguayan powerfully directing his second goal past Courtois from a standing start and stopping the Madrid revival in its tracks.And the best was yet to come from Suarez. As the visitors crumbled at the back, Suarez ran clear. With only Courtois to beat to seal his treble, the former Liverpool striker dinked a wonderful chip over the ex-Chelsea keeper and across the line.There was sheer, unbridled delight in the stands, where Messi, wrapped up against the autumn cold on and still recovering from his broken arm, would have more than approved.But the loudest cheer of the night came as Arturo Vidal headed in a fifth goal in the closing stages, the final flourish to a scoreline that left Madrid’s players crestfallen as they trundled off the Nou Camp pitch, soundly beaten and fully aware of the reaction this result will bring.They had begun the day within four points of Barca but now trail the leaders by seven and find themselves ninth in the table after 10 matches. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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#Donkomi: Bayern Munich has signed Coutinho from Barcelona on a season-long loan

first_imgFC Bayern Munich has completed the transfer of Philippe Coutinho.The Brazil international passed his medical examination on Sunday and signed his contract at the club’s Säbener Straße headquarters. Coutinho will initially spend a season on loan from Spanish champions Barcelona.FC Bayern possesses an option to buy the 27-year-old following the expiry of his loan contract on 30 June 2020. All parties have agreed not to disclose any financial details of the agreement.Philippe Coutinho said:“For me, this move means a new challenge in a new country with one of the best clubs in Europe. I’m very much looking forward to that. Like FC Bayern, I have big ambitions and I’m convinced that I can achieve them together with my new teammates.”FC Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge commented:“We’ve been working on bringing in Philippe Coutinho for quite some time and we’re very happy that we’ve been able to complete this transfer. Our thanks go to FC Barcelona for agreeing to the transfer. With his creativity and outstanding skills, Philippe is a player who will immediately strengthen our attack.”Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic commented:“Philippe made it very clear to us during the negotiations in Barcelona that he absolutely wanted to move to FC Bayern. He’s a world-class player with great ability, who we can deploy in a number of positions in our forward line, so the FC Bayern squad has gained even more quality. Philippe Coutinho will help us achieve the ambitious targets we’ve set for this season.”Coutinho progressed through the youth teams at the top Brazilian club Vasco da Gama. In Europe, he played for Inter Milan, Espanyol and Liverpool.When he moved from Liverpool to Barcelona in January 2018, he was the second most expensive player in the world after his compatriot Neymar.With the Catalans, he won back-to-back Spanish championships and, in 2018, the Spanish Cup. He has made 55 appearances for the Brazilian national team, scoring 15 goals to date.This summer, as one of the most influential players he led the Seleção to victory in the Copa América, the South American continental championship. Source: Bayern Munichlast_img read more

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AL-SMITH: Prez Mahama’s attempts to save face with Dzamefe too little, too late

first_imgJoy Sports’ Gary Al-Smith was on the Super Morning Show on Thursday morning to give the latest insight on the Justice Dzamefe Commission which was put together to investigate happenings that led to Ghana’s fiasco at the last World Cup. —-Sources at the Presidency tell Joy FM that the Commission’s report will be finally received next week, together with that of the Sole Commissioner’s report as well.This is three months after the commission finished work in December and a month after the commission last wrote to the Presidency, asking for time to get an audience with President Mahama to submit their report. Why was the Dzamefe Commission report delayed?Officially, because of the change of the Chief of Staff – that’s the official reason. However, political watchers say a more accurate response is due to a lack of political will.In my opinion, the President has not taken the commission seriously. Months after the commission started its work, I can tell you that the President had not even spoken to the lead commissioner, which is very abnormal.Also, sources say that months into commission’s work, basic things like per diems and other needs hadn’t been paid. This was really unfortunate.Why the President has not been proactive on the commission has been baffling, because it is not like anyone will be punished. Remember, the Commission of Inquiry was only an inquisitorial body, not prosecutorial or adversarial – it was not meant to punish anyone. This failure to receive the report on time has been a huge political opportunity missed, although the Presidency may not admit it. That’s because he could have taken the commission’s report at the start of the year and made a strong political statement with it.  And also, why didn’t the President mention it in his State of the Nation’s address? That would have got him at least three points!But it’s clear he did not want to ruffle the Afcon 2015 campaign and after the team reached the final, it was again clear the Commission’s work was always going to be redundant, which is sad.Whoever advises the President on these sporting issues, I am strongly of the opinion that they got it wrong – again. It is true that for democracy to function properly, we need commissions to learn from our mistakes, but these are costly to the taxpayer and so if the Presidency wastes time in implementation, we have to ask questions about such waste of time. Not just time, but cost as well. A few sources at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation say about 80,000 cedis went down the drain because of loss of advertising revenue. Imagine what such an amount could have done.Bottom line is this: the President failed to milk this great opportunity to tell Ghanaians that he is a man who finishes what he starts.–Gary is with the Joy Sports team and was speaking on the Super Morning Show with Nhyira Addo.last_img read more

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OFFICIAL: Baba Rahman is a Chelsea player

first_imgGhana international Abdul Baba Rahman has formally joined English champions Chelsea, after the club announced his signing on their website on Sunday.The 21-year-old left-back joins from German Bundesliga club Augsburg.”Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce we have reached an agreement with FC Augsburg for the transfer of Abdul Baba Rahman,” a statement on Chelsea website read.Rahman replaces Brazilian Filipe Luis, who was sold back to Atletico Madrid after just a season at Stamford Bridge, and he will be expected to deputise for, or fight for a starting place with, Spanish star Cesar Azpilicueta.The young defender made a name for himself in the Bundesliga after an impressive debut in the top-flight. He was an integral part of the Ghana team coached by former Chelsea boss, Avram Grant, that reached the final of the 2015 Nations Cup.”I am very happy to sign for Chelsea, one of the biggest clubs in the world, and I can’t wait to train with my new team-mates and very much looking forward to working with them and Mr Mourinho,” Rahman told the website. “I am also looking forward to having the opportunity to meet the fans as soon as possible.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Devils’ Cory Schneider says a resolution to 2019-20 NHL season should be coming ‘shortly’

first_imgThe Devils netminder is under contract through the 2021-22 season with a $6 million AAV and he fully intends to continue playing whether it’s in New Jersey or elsewhere.”I’m excited to continue my career. I haven’t entertained the thoughts of retirement at all. I have two years left on my contract and that’s my obligation,” Schneider said confidently. “That’s my goal is to do that and then see where it goes from there and obviously things could happen before that. I’m not naive to the business side of things but you know, I feel that when I’m playing well, I could do a lot for our team on and off the ice. That’s the role that I want to fill in and play and just compete.”Whenever we do get to play again, I just want to make sure that I’m ready as I can be to continue to prove that I can play at a high level.” With players saying they need at least two to three weeks to prepare for a season resumption, the window is getting slimmer resulting in the veteran netminder believing that a decision is on the horizon.”It’s got to be coming soon because I think you got to make plans, you got to make logistics to give guys a heads up, a week or two in advance that, ‘Okay, you need to report here and do this by this date,'” he explained. “We’re starting to get into June and July and at that point, does it make sense to even restart it so I think we’re getting pretty close to that date.”I don’t know what that date is, but my hunch feeling is that we’re going to have to find out one way or another very shortly if this is going to happen because it just starts to impact everything else down the line.”Schneider said until there are more concrete plans regarding how the season will finish, he’s not contacting the team with daily updates.”I try not to give guys false hopes or spread rumors or just sort of release details of these calls,” Schneider said from his New Jersey home. “You don’t want too many people to know about it in case you have to move in a certain direction so we sort of filter information as we need to.”You know guys are panicking and all but it’s such a unique situation that you couldn’t blame anybody for feeling that way.”MORE: Connor Carrick focused on personal growth during pauseIt’s been reported that the league is leaning towards a 24-team playoff and if that does become the case, the Devils — 13 points out of the second wild card — could see an eight or nine-month layoff before the 2020-21 season begins in either November or December.“Is it worth it for us to spend five, six weeks to do something that ultimately won’t matter?” Schneider asked. “Personally, I would like to at least get out and get that feeling again. Nine or 10 months is a long time to not have played a game and not really ramp it up in that sense. My hope is that we get a chance to come back and play.”Regardless, if the Devils come back or not, the layoff came at a bad time for the team and Schneider.After interim head coach Alain Nasreddine took over on Dec. 3, the team went 19-16-8 including earning points in eight of their final 10 games before the pause. The 34-year-old goaltender also had an up-and-down season getting sent down to the American Hockey League and playing 14 games with Binghamton. He was recalled Feb. 20 and went 3-0-1 in four starts, stopping 119 of 125 shot attempts. Schneider posted a shutout on March 1 against the Anaheim Ducks, his first since Feb. 21, 2019 (Ottawa Senators).A native of Marblehead, Mass., he was disappointed to have the season abruptly halted.”I felt really good about where I was at. I think as a team, we were playing well and we were having fun,” Schneider said. “It was great to be back and the team was young. A lot of faces were gone and I walked into the locker room and I think Travs (Travis Zajac) said, ‘Hey, it’s good to see another old guy in here with me.’ It’s definitely a unique situation from a team standpoint, but you could definitely see guys coming together.”For me, just to be a part of that and try to help and contribute on the ice and do the things I’ve always wanted to go. It was great and it was tough timing for everybody. From my career standpoint, as soon as the chance for me to play well and just demonstrate that I can still play at that level so hopefully I’ll get an opportunity to do that.”When Schneider began his career with the Vancouver Canucks, he was seen as the heir apparent to Roberto Luongo. Now, as Schneider enters the twilight of his career, the Devils have turned to 23-year-old Mackenzie Blackwood as their No. 1 goalie; he appeared in 47 games this season posting a 2.77 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage. Even with the adversity faced in recent years, Schneider believes he can still contribute at the NHL level even though the trend favors younger players.”It’s amazing how quickly it goes. You come into the league and I was a little bit later, so 24 was when I kind of became a full-time NHLer and here I am 10 years later, I’m 34, and you don’t always feel that way,” he reflected. “That number has a stigma now in the league when it used to be the norm but now anybody over 30 years old, unless you’re an elite player, you’re sort of taking up space for somebody else it seems.”It makes it challenging but that’s a good challenge to have. It’s an opportunity to do things and techniques and really try to evolve your game. You may not have the flexibility or some of the physical traits you had when you’re younger but I think as you get older, you get more perspective. I think mentally, you’re sharper and you can think the game better than you did when you were younger. For me, it’s just trying to advantage of my skill set.”MORE: Blackwood hopes to re-sign long-term with Devils As one of the New Jersey Devils’ National Hockey League Players’ Association representatives, goaltender Cory Schneider says players are getting antsy about a possible deadline for when a decision on the 2019-20 season has to be made.”I think that’s everyone’s concern right now. A lot of guys been asking if there’s a drop-dead date,” Schenider told reporters on a call Monday. “Like what’s the date that it’s just too late and that you can get a semblance of a season or a playoff in and then it starts to impact the next season potentially. I think that’s been a question that a lot of guys have asked and to be honest, I don’t have that answer necessarily.”last_img read more

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New York Stock Exchange Trading Floor Reopening Today

first_imgThe trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange reopens today, after two months of all-electronic trading because of the coronavirus.The floor will look a lot different than it has, with only a quarter of the usual number of traders allowed to return to work. The few traders on the floor will have to wear masks, follow strict social distancing rules, and avoid using public transportation. They’ll be screened and have their temperatures taken as they enter the building. The most photographed trader o Wall Street, Peter Tuchman tested positive for coronavirus.The New York Stock Exchange trader, who calls himself the “Einstein of Wall Street” on his Instagram page, revealed the diagnosis with the picture of a Corona Extra beer bottle and an emoticon of hands joined together. Stock futures are on the rise because of optimism over the possibility of a coronavirus vaccine. The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up over 300 points. There were also positive signs for the Nasdaq and S&P 500. Wall Street was silent on Monday because of Memorial Daylast_img read more

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Real Madrid, pending the Games due to the coronavirus

first_imgTo these names we must add those of Toni Kroos (30) or Varane (26). This summer Germany and France will play a tournament unknown to both of them and, following the example of Ramos and without the Euro Cup involved, perhaps their interest in the Games will grow … 4 With the Eurocup this summer, designed to be held from June 12 to July 12, In the face of postponement due to the coronavirus, the Games change their role in these months. While UEFA has set a meeting for Tuesday in which it will discuss whether its great national team event is going to 2021 or trying to square it this December, the signals sent by the Olympic universe are quite different. The IOC has been insisting, despite the development of events in this universal health crisis, that Tokyo 2020 will take place. That stream was forcefully added on Saturday Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister: “We are going to beat the contagion and celebrate the Olympics.” And Madrid is following very attentively this dance of competitions and dates. At the Bernabéu you see Tokyo 2020 (soccer, from July 24 to August 9) as a difficult inconvenience to avoid. It is recognized that many players want to feel Olympic, especially since they do not have opportunities to do so during their careers, but it is also pointed out that It totally contravenes the preparation for the following season. Footballers traveling to Japan would miss the preseason and, with high probability, the start of the course. If there were no Euro Cup, the Games would become even more attractive and Madrid would have to work around three groups of up to 19 players.In Madrid and in selectable ageHere the madridistas enter born from 1997 onwards and whose selections have been classified for the Games: Militao (1998), Vinicius (2000), Rodrygo (2001), Reinier (2002) and Brahim (1999). They are all in the prelists and in the case of the Brazilians, although they will stick to what the club dictates, they have already communicated to the coach, Andre Jardine, his predisposition to be among the final selected. Vinicius was called in the last call, a message from the CBF about his presence in Tokyo, since Madrid is not obliged to yield to its players. This does not happen, however, in Spain, where the teams have to release the nationals if requested by the RFEF. Loaned with real call optionsOn loan in different destinations, for their years of birth and having obtained their countries the ticket for the Games, they could be summoned Jesús Vallejo (Granada; 1997), Borja Mayoral (Levante; 1997) and Take Kubo (Mallorca, 2001). The two Spaniards are in the prelist of Luis de la Fuente and they have many options to go, while the Japanese is also in Japan and the tournament is very exciting. Ceballos (Arsenal; 1996) ‘is passed’ by age, but aims to get into the three ‘older’ that can be included in the citations. 26 Born before 1997 with the possibility of being calledIn addition to footballers born in 1997 or later, each selection can include up to three players in their ranks based on sporting criteria, regardless of their ages. At least eight men from Zidane fit this scenario: Sergio Ramos (33 years old; he wants but, as AS said, he has it almost impossible), Nacho (30), Carvajal (28), Lucas Vázquez (28), Isco (27) Asensio (24), Marcelo (31) and Casemiro (28). All are in the respective pre-calls, from De la Fuente and Jardine, although none of the Spaniards among the chosen is expected.last_img read more

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Ardenne hold St George’s

first_imgSt George’s College, strong favourites for the 2015 ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup title, dropped vital points yesterday when they were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly Ardenne High. The draw ensured that the battle for top honours in Group C remains wide open as North Street-based St George’s lead by one point (16) from their seven games. They are currently one ahead of Innswood High School (15) from six games, while Denham Town High have 13. Ardenne are on eight points from seven games. Elsewhere, an impressive Vauxhall High School climbed to the top of Group F with 16 points from seven matches courtesy of a 4-0 demolition of Spanish Town High at the Vauxhall playing field yesterday. The Vauxhall team achieved sweet revenge, according to coach Keon Broderick, after they went down 2-0 to Spanish Town in their first match of the season. Jonathan Grant (15) and former champions Excelsior High School (12) are second and third, respectively, in the group. A 33rd-minute own goal sent the home team Vauxhall ahead, and that score held until Akeem Whyte slammed home a volley to double their lead three minutes into the second half. Junior Lywood finished off a quick counter-attack to send the Vauxhall team 3-0 up in the 50th minute. Vauxhall rounded out their biggest win of the season through substitute Rushawn Williams, who came off the bench midway the second half to score a brilliant solo effort. He buried his shot low and hard to the far right-hand corner, leaving goal keeper Keyshawn Doyley rooted to the spot. Coach Broderick said he was delighted they were able to beat Spanish Town and keep a clean sheet. “We now have five wins, one loss and one draw, and once the guys remain disciplined and focused, I think we have a good chance of making it to the second round,” Broderick told The Sunday Gleaner. Group C Ardenne 1 St George’s 1 Kingston Technical 0 Denham Town 4 Group B Papine 4 Cumberland High 0 Group F Vauxhall 4 Spanish Town 0 YESTERDAY’S RESULTS:last_img read more

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First West Point Ebola Body Removed Wednesday

first_imgThe body of an Ebola victim in West Point, Monrovia’s largest slum, was yesterday removed after two nights in the open.The West Point Commissioner, Madam Haja Flowers, told the Daily Observer, the individual, a male, dropped dead on Monday and repeated calls were made for its removal, but response was delayed.  However, on Wednesday morning government people came and picked up the body for transport to the crematorium.The head of a leading church  in West Point revealed to the Daily Observer last night that the victim whose body was removed was a mentally unstable man who had resided at the football field in West Point.The church leader told this newspaper that there are other suspected Ebola cases near New Road in West Point, and that health authorities were en route to the township last night to conduct tests on them.  If these tests proved   positive, the affected persons will be taken away and quarantined. This church leader further informed the Daily Observer that he had learned that several persons from Guinea afflicted with the virus had entered West Point and had since died and were secretly buried.  There are other affected persons from Guinea who are feared to have fled the places where they were living in West Point, and are now circulating in the wider community.  This is highly dangerous, this church leader said.Observers said West Point inhabitants were very worried about the Ebola body tarrying for a long period in the township, fearing that its exposure to the general population might have provoked a further spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Such a situation, said one   observer, could spread to the Water Side and would endanger the entire Monrovia community, since tens of thousands of people from West Point circulate in the city on a daily basis and are employed in many workplaces around the city, including government institutions.This observer stressed the need for the health authorities to develop a strategy to contain the virus in that township of over 100,000 people, the majority of them children. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Vote for the best On the Rocks Shake it for Luke Bryan video

first_imgThe person with the most votes will also dinner for two at Chances Dawson Creek and a hotel stay that night at the Stonebridge Hotel also in Dawson Creek.  Second and third will win tickets to the May 7th show.Voting is now underway below until 5 PM on Friday February 28, 2014.You must be 19 years of age or older to win.- Advertisement -Thank you to our sponsors, On the Rocks Pub & Night Club, The Stonebridge Hotel in Dawson Creek and Chances Dawson Creek.last_img

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first_imgPromoted postHave you got what it takes to Start Your Own Business? After another tough Budget was announced in October 2013 – its not all doom and gloom says Michael Coll from The Tax Clinic in Letterkenny.The introduction of the “Start Your Own Business (SYOB) incentive scheme has led to quite a number of queries from unemployed people hoping to become Self – Employed says Mr.Coll.What is the “Start Your Own Business” (SYOB) Scheme:It is an exemption from Income Tax up to a maximum of €40,000 per annum and will be provided for a period of two years, to individuals who set up a qualifying, un-incorporated business, having been unemployed for a period of at least 15 months prior to establishing the business. Michael says that they have had queries from people looking to set up a variety of different businesses from Dog Grooming to I.T. Consultancy.With this in mind Michael has teamed up with Noel O’ Donnell from Noel O’ Donnell Chartered Accountants on the High Road, Letterkenny to provide a free consultation to anybody employed or unemployed looking to enter the world of Self – Employment.The consultation will cover the areas of Business Structure, Tax Registration, Book –Keeping, Vat & Paye issues.To find out more log onto or call into either the High Road Letterkenny or Main Street Killybegs”Letterkenny Office – 074 91 60550 (Noel/Michael)Killybegs Office – 074 97 32055 (Mabel) WHY NOW COULD BE THE PERFECT TIME TO DO THE BUSINESS IN DONEGAL was last modified: November 3rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Noel O’DonnellStart Your Own Businesslast_img read more

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Bayern Munich to scout England star at the World Cup ahead of potential move

first_img1 Could Pickford be plying his trade in Germany? Bayern Munich will send scouts to the World Cup to watch England No.1 Jordan Pickford as doubts grow over Manuel Neuer, according to reports.The Everton shot-stopper will be Gareth Southgate’s first-choice keeper at Russia, edging out Jack Butland and Nick Pope.According to The Sun on Sunday, his performances in the Premier League have not just been recognised at international level.Bayern have sent scouts to England before to watch the former Sunderland star, as doubts grow over current first-choice keeper Manuel Neuer.The German international, who has travelled to Russia with Joachim Low’s squad, has not featured for the Bundesliga champions for eight months because of a foot injury.As a result, the 24-year-old has emerged as a surprise target for the German outfit.The Toffees will be loath to lose their star man, especially since they only signed him from the Black Cats last summer.If a deal was to be even considered, the club would want to double their money quickly on Pickford so as to give  new boss Marco Silva time and money to find a suitable replacement.last_img read more

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Mourinho to keep job, Everton won’t use January window, Arsenal complete signing

first_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Latest transfer news Exclusive: ‘Jose Mourinho is doing a GREAT JOB at Manchester United’… says Manchester City superfan Noel GallagherTottenham Hotspur new stadium update: Pitch is fully laid and it looks pretty incredibleGary Neville brands Manchester United ‘rotten to the core’ over report they may sack Jose Mourinho Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 4 Marco Silva insists Everton will not make any January signings until he has been able to assess every member of his current squad. (Liverpool Echo)Arsenal will sign Miguel Almiron, the Paraguay midfielder, when the January transfer window opens. (FOX Deportes USA, per 90Min)Cesc Fabregas hopes to sign a new Chelsea contract with his existing deal expiring at the end of the season. (Guardian) 4 Southampton are interested in signing Gary Cahill, the Chelsea defender, in January. (Mirror)Brentford manager Dean Smith has played down suggestions he could leave Griffin Park for the Aston Villa job, having been linked with succeeding Steve Bruce. (Birmingham Live)Newcastle United remain listed for sale according to club chiefs, including managing director Lee Charnley. (Chronicle)Neymar has been in touch with Paul Pogba, the Man United midfielder, to discuss the France star potentially moving to Paris Saint-Germain. (Goal) Jose Mourinho will be sacked by Manchester United this weekend regardless of the club’s result against Newcastle. (Mirror)However, United have denied these reports, saying the Portuguese retains the backing of the club’s board. (BBC Sport) LATEST LIVING THE DREAM Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? And here are the top stories…Exclusive: Kevin Keegan urges Mike Ashley to sell Newcastle United on talkSPORT and lends backing to Rafa BenitezExclusive: Noel Gallagher predicts Liverpool ‘implosion’ if Manchester City win at Anfield, jokes Pep Guardiola will be arrested by Merseyside police Die-hard City fan Gallagher joined talkSPORT on Friday The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Mourinho’s position at Old Trafford is reportedly safe Take a look at all the latest transfer news and biggest football gossip from Saturday’s papers and online…center_img RANKED Pogba is said to want to leave Man United in the coming months Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer three-way race 4 targets targets Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 4 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND TOP WORK REVEALED last_img read more

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Orla’s heartbroken family say there is no excuse to get behind the wheel drunk

first_imgThe family of Orla O’Reilly who was killed by a drink-driver says there is simply no excuse for anyone to get behind the wheel while under the influence of drink or drugs.The 34-year-old youth worker died when a car being driven by Kevin McClintock smashed head-on into the youth worker in Co Donegal killing her instantly.The inquests into both Mr McCintock and Ms Reilly were held today during which it was found that both died from multiple injuries suffered in a road traffic accident. The jury also came to a finding that Orla’s death was due to misadventure.Speaking directly after the inquests, Orla’s family issued a hard-hitting statement condemning the late Mr McClintock.Family solicitor Fiona Baxter said “Personal responsibility for the consequences of driving under the influence and speeding should never be excused.“A driver who speeds or drives while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and then crashes that car into innocent people bears the responsibility for the death or injuries sustained by their victims and the devastation felt by the loved ones left behind. Speeding and drink driving are personal choices and cannot be excused.” Orla was due to marry fiancee of two years Jimmy McKinney in October, 2016.The couple had spoken by phone just moments before McClintock ploughed into Orla on the M13 road at Killyverry, Newtowncunningham on Friday, November 13th.Orla’s fiancee Jimmy was flanked by Orla’s mum and dad, Helen and Brian, brother Shane and sister Maeve and other family members.The family spokesperson said that Orla was always a careful driver.The O’Reilly family solicitor, Fiona Baxter reading a statement on behalf of the family. Pic by Northwest Newspix.“On Friday the 13th November 2015 our lives were shattered when Orla was killed as she travelled to work. That day as always, Orla drove with due care on the roads. Witnesses state that a black car which was out of control, going around in circles and coming sideways on the wrong side of the road, smashed into Orla’s car killing her. “From accounts we have been given the driver should not have been behind the wheel on that day. He had got into his car in Letterkenny that day heavily influenced by drink and drove extremely dangerously until causing the death of Orla. The crash scene can only be described as horrendous.”It added that Orla, who was originally from Cavan, was a dedicated youth worker with Donegal Youth Services in Letterkenny.The many tributes, books of condolences and messages received following Orla’s death are testament to the love and influence Orla had on so many young people.A spokesperson for Donegal Youth Services said “Orla was an inspiration to us all and through her work she helped and inspired so many young people.” Orla and her fiancé Jimmy were happily planning their wedding day which was to be the 7th of October 2016.Thes spokesperson added “No words can ever describe the grief and devastation we feel at the loss of our beloved Orla at such a young age when she, fiancé Jimmy and all her family had so much to look forward to. Orla had so much to do and so much more to give.“On the day of the crash Orla, who herself was a strong promoter of road safety, became another victim/ statistic of the deadly carnage on our roads caused by speeding and drunk driving.“Orla was a strong promoter of road safety. We, as her loved ones, make a plea to all to take care on our roads and remember the devastation left behind when a car is used in this manner.”Orla’s family said they would like to thank the coroner Dr. Mc Cauley, the jury, the witnesses who gave evidence here today and assistance in the immediate aftermath of the accident.“Finally we pay tribute to the emergency services and the Gardai who attended at the scene and thereafter carried out a thorough investigation.”Orla’s heartbroken family say there is no excuse to get behind the wheel drunk was last modified: October 26th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CavanCoroner Denis McCauleycrashdonegaldrunk driverGardaiinquestKevin McClintockmuffOrla O’Reillylast_img read more

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DeMarcus Cousins continues to progress in second G-League practice

first_imgSANTA CRUZ — With about 10 minutes left in his second practice with the Santa Cruz Warriors, all-star center DeMarcus Cousins threw down a thunderous dunk that gave a glimmer of what could be when he eventually returns to the lineup.“It felt good,” Cousins said. “It’s all coming back for me, slowly but surely. But it felt good to get up and dunk a little bit.”Cousins, who tore his Achilles in January, went through a full practice with the G-League squad Wednesday morning, participating in a …last_img read more

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Consumer help: travel and tourism

first_imgFor advice and complaints about travel agents, tourist operators and establishments – including searches for registered guides and graded accommodation, find out more here.You can contact the South African Tourism or any provincial tourism authority if you need advice on travel or leisure. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterHere’s where to go for advice and complaints about travel agents, tourist operators and establishments – including searches for registered guides and graded accommodation.Tourism AuthoritiesVisit South African Tourism for information about South Africa. Or contact a particular provincial tourism authority:Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency: State Tourism: freestatetourism.orgGauteng Tourism Authority: www.gauteng.netKwaZulu-Natal Tourism: Tourism Agency: Tourism and Parks Agency: Cape Tourism Authority: West Parks and Tourism Board: Town and the Western Cape Tourism: Grading Council of South AfricaResponsible for grading accommodation establishments. The council also handles complaints against member establishments, which include guesthouses, hotels, lodges, bed and breakfast and self-catering establishments. Searchable directory of members on the website – all graded for quality.Website: Hospitality Association of South AfricaRecognised by government as the official representative of the hospitality industry in South Africa. Will handle complaints against its members, which include operators and establishments across the tourism spectrum.Website: Africa Tourism Services AssociationHandle complaints against its members, which include operators, transport providers as well as establishments across the tourism spectrum. Searchable directory of members on its website.Website: of SA Travel AgentsFor complaints about travel agents and tour operators. The association holds its members to a code of conduct. Find affiliated travel agents on its website.Website: you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

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Ohio’s Crop Progress — October 17th, 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Weather conditions were ideal for harvesting, planting, and some fieldwork opportunities, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 6.3 days available for fieldwork for the week ending October 16. Corn and soybean harvest is progressing rapidly with the warm dry weather. Some areas weren’t able to do fall tillage and seeding because conditions were extremely dry. Frost towards the end of the week affected some crops. Corn has been slow to dry down and still showing signs of disease and ear rot in some areas. Average grain moisture for corn harvested was 18 percent, and soybean moisture was at 12 percent. The final cutting of hay is wrapping up. Winter wheat planting leapt ahead in areas where soil moisture levels were ideal.Click here to read the full reportlast_img read more

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Bigger Houses Mean Smaller Yards

first_imgRegional differences are manyOlder urban areas — including San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Detroit — typically have very tight lots because many of their single-family houses were built in the late 19th and early 20 centuries when smaller lots were the norm. Cities like Las Vegas and Phoenix are much newer but also have tight lots because much of the housing stock was built after 1996.But there are some urban areas where larger lots are common. In four Connecticut metro areas, for example, houses take up less than 10% of their lots on average, even when looking only at houses built after 2014. New England generally showed the smallest lot use in the country, with Providence, Rhode Island; Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts; and Albany, New York, all with new houses covering less than 10% of total lot area.“So, if your ideal home comes with visions of backyard barbeques, a place for the dog to run, and maybe even a pool and hot tub to host people on those warm summer nights, know that where you live will greatly impact how easy that will be to come by,” the Trulia report said. “On top of that, be wary of brand new construction which will likely not offer all the outdoor bells and whistles you may be dreaming of. Instead, keep an eye out for homes built during the post-war years up until the ’80s, or, better yet, in the early to mid-1800s.”Separately, the National Association of Home Builders said in an Eye on Housing report that nearly 60% of all new homes started in 2016 were built within a community or a homeowners’ association.That number has been climbing steadily since 2009, when about 48% of new homes were built in communities, as opposed to single building lots not located within any particular homeowner association jurisdiction.Percentages ranged from a low of 29.5% in New England to 82.3% in the intermountain region stretching from Montana southward to New Mexico and Arizona. A combination of bigger houses and shrinking building lots means that today’s single-family houses take up a greater percentage of their lots, leaving less room for the kids to play in their own backyards, but also reducing the amount of lawn maintenance homeowners need to perform.An analysis by Trulia, an online real estate marketing company, found that on average, houses built since 2015 take up 25% of the lots on which they are built, compared to 13.9% in 1975. That’s due to building lots that are about one-third smaller than they used to be, and house footprints that have grown by more than 15%.When plotted over time, the numbers show a steady decline in the amount of outdoor room that American families have for backyard gardens and, these days, pickup soccer games. In the 1800s, lot sizes were an average of 48,352 square feet — just over an acre — with the average house footprint at 1,668 square feet. A century later, Trulia reports, lot size had fallen to 7,200 square feet with the footprint dropping to 1,390 square feet. After that, footprints began to grow, reaching an average of 1,715 square feet by the 1970s and 2,077 square feet by the 2010s. Lot sizes dropped from 10,545 square feet in the 1970s to 9,148 square feet in the 2010s.“This dramatic fall in lot sizes, paired up with a more modest decrease in the size of houses’ footprints resulted in a steady increase in lot usage from less than 4% to more than 21.5%,” Trulia said. Many factors have contributed to the changing relationship between house size and lot size: the post-World War II economic boom, the rise of the automobile and growth of the suburbs, and the development of the interstate highway system, which allowed people to live much farther away from their jobs than they had in the past. Self-Driving Cars Will Mean More Sprawl Understanding Home Energy Performance Will Become a Key to Real Estate Success Why Real Estate Developers Are Ignoring the Middle Class RELATED ARTICLES last_img read more

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PH boxers make rousing 2017 SEA Games debuts

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “This is just the beginning, we got long ways to go, hopefully we can sustain it in the late rounds,” said Alliance of Boxing Associations of the Philippines executive director Ed Picson.The wins ushered Bautista and Marcial to the semifinals which assured the country at least bronze medal. But the reigning champions are here for the top honours.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe 24-year-old Fernandez, reigning 56kg champion, needed just over two minutes in the first round to stop Myanmar’s Maung Nge via knockout.Fernandez took down the shorter Nge with powerful head and body combinations that dismantled the Burmese fighter. But it was his right uppercut that caused Nge to lose footing and reach for the ropes. He was give standing count and when referee asked him if he can still go on, he shook his head.Eumir Felix Marcial capped the brilliant day for the Philippines with an easy decision win over hard-punching Nguyen Manh Cuong in the 75kg.“They really prepared well, all the fighters are ready and trained hard,” said Marcial in Filipino. He came here fresh from winning gold in Mongolia recently.The lefty got into heavy exchange with Cuong who bore the brunt of Marcial’s quick combinations.“I wasn’t using much of my jabbing hand, I don’t want to re-injure it,” said Marcial, whose left hand got injured and jeopardized his Olympic qualifying quest last year.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Mario Fernandez of the Philippines stops Maung Nge of Myanmar in the first round of their bantamweight preliminaries in the boxing competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games at the MITEC Hall 8 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR — Philippine boxing delivered the expected punch Sunday as all three of its fighters qualified to the next round in the Southeast Asian Games at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center.Defending champions Ian Clark Bautista, Mario Fernandez and Eumir Felix Marcial overwhelmed their foes en route to the second round all in flashy, slam-bang fashion.ADVERTISEMENT Archer Tagle settles for silver in recurve event Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremonycenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Bautista opened up the action with a masterful decision over hometown bet Abdul Salam Kasim in the 52kg division.The Binalbagan, Negros Occidental native peppered Kasim with a barrage of hits in the first round and appeared bent on finishing off the Malaysia early.“He was too eager to knock him out which I advised him not to because it’s dangerous,” said PH coach Elias Recaido.Good thing for Bautista, he coasted along in the third, throwing solid punches on the fly to keep Kasim at bay en route to win.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterslast_img read more

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Cricketer Anjum Chopra debuts in TV reality show

first_imgCricketer Anjum ChopraCricketer Anjum Chopra, 33, goes from one sport to another.From playing and then analysing cricket, she is now one of the 13 female participants on Khatron ke Khiladi 4, and will be paired opposite celebrity trainer Sandeep Sachdeva. But after having played for the Indian Women’s Cricket Team,Cricketer Anjum ChopraCricketer Anjum Chopra, 33, goes from one sport to another.From playing and then analysing cricket, she is now one of the 13 female participants on Khatron ke Khiladi 4, and will be paired opposite celebrity trainer Sandeep Sachdeva. But after having played for the Indian Women’s Cricket Team in six World Cups, however, the ultimate goal remains to win the women’s World Cup for her country, “I know the joy of winning a semi-final and the pain of losing a final.”The show is just a platform to raise awareness about the game.last_img read more

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Selectors faced with Sehwag dilemma ahead of team selection

first_imgDashing opener Virender Sehwag’s availability will be the bone of contention when the national selectors meet in Chennai on Saturday to select the Test squad for the cricket tour of England.While Sachin Tendulkar (rested from the ongoing tour of the West Indies), Zaheer Khan and Gautam Gambhir (recovering from injuries) will be back to bolster the squad, there hasn’t yet been any concrete information about the status of Sehwag’s injured shoulder that underwent a surgery in May.A source close to Sehwag said that the opener may just struggle to get fit in time for the first Test as “he is yet to get back the desired strength in his shoulders.”The first Test starts from July 21 at the Lord’s. India are scheduled to play four Tests and five ODIs during the tour of England.”We have no information as of now on the status of Sehwag’s injury. We will only get to know once we are in Chennai. We have heard that Gautam and Zaheer are fit,” said a selector.There is speculation that selectors may just take a gamble by including Sehwag in the team and wait for him to get fit by the time the second Test starts in Nottingham from July 29.Asked about the poor show by Murali Vijay and Abhinav Mukund in the three innings so far, the selector retorted, “These two (Vijay and Mukund) are the best available replacements for Viru and Gauti. We don’t have too many options in opening. Only Parthiv can be another option.”advertisementParthiv is a certainty as a second wicketkeeper.If Sehwag fails to make it then Vijay, by sheer experience of having a longer stint in the team, may get another international lifeline.While the other places in the batting order are almost sealed after Raina’s back-to-back 50s, the extra middle-order batsman’s slot may be a three-way battle between Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and senior-pro Yuvraj Singh.While Praveen Kumar and Ishant Sharma have sealed their places after impressive show in the West Indies, the young Abhimanyu Mithun may have to battle it out with S Sreesanth for the fourth pacer’s slot.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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Game 2 ‘wake up call’ helps Petron get back on track for PSL crown

first_imgMOST READ View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It could’ve been a perfect sweep for Petron in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference if not for its four-set loss to F2 Logistics in Game 2.The Blaze Spikers held a 13-0 record up until that loss, but that defeat jolted the team to fix their ways and show what the defending champions are made of.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Magnolia back on top with PBA Governors’ Cup crown Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Petron had two days to figure it out, and it showed its might against the Cargo Movers in the Game 3 for the 25-22, 26-24, 25-23 sweet.“That was a wakeup call for us. We never thought of the sweep or that we didn’t lose a match because that’s not a good mindset,” said Reyes in Filipino Thursday at Filoil Flying V Center. “It was a learning experience for us that we shouldn’t think of the conference sweep.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefReyes was also instrumental in Petron’s third set stand when she scored on back-to-back hits to give the Blaze Spikers a 19-16 buffer.The Blaze Spikers’ title win also moved them ahead of the Cargo Movers in the championship table with Petron owning four, the most in the league, while F2 has three. Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Reyes said Game 3 itself was enough to show that the rivalry between the two teams is as strong as ever.The two teams did face each other four straight times in the finals and had two titles between them prior to meeting in the 2018 All-Filipino Conference championship round.“The rivalry is still there,” said Reyes who had nine points in Game 3. “You all saw how they fought. They didn’t want to lose and both teams came to fight.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Jiu-jitsu champ Meggie Ochoa battles Philippines’ sex abuse scourge

first_imgLATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Manchester United drops to Wolves for 3rd defeat in 4 games Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Jiu-jitsu champ battles Philippines’ sex abuse scourge PLAY LIST 01:42Jiu-jitsu champ battles Philippines’ sex abuse scourge01:43Jiu-jitsu champ battles Philippines’ sex abuse scourge00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Trauma therapy Critics have long seen possible pitfalls of teaching self-defense to those who have been abused, including the risk of re-traumatizing victims by exposing them to close bodily contact.But similar initiatives around the world in recent years have won plaudits, including one by American Olympic judo athlete Kayla Harrison, herself a victim of abuse by her coach.Taekwondo black belt Lina Khalifeh, a Jordanian, has taught self-defense to thousands of women. Her work prompted a 2015 invite to the White House from then-US president Barack Obama.Ochoa says jiu-jitsu can help abuse survivors because it is a discipline where technique trumps size, noting her “five feet small” frame is effective even against much larger opponents.Also, the grappling aspect of the sport helps the act of touching another person feel normal again.“For somebody that has gone through that kind of trauma specifically, it makes you more comfortable with the right kind of contact… Contact that is not abusive,” she said.One of the most devastating and long-term impacts of sexual abuse is the destruction of victims’ self-worth, which can be a barrier for them taking on risks or challenges.She has seen it first-hand with her students, especially one girl who has thrown herself into training and then competition.Ochoa said.”When she competed, the heart is there. She wouldn’t give up. But what struck me is even after she would lose, she would say ‘It feels so good to fight.’” Meggie Ochoa believes lessons in sports and life often intertwine. INQUIRER PHOTO/DENISON DALUPANGAbandoned and sexually abused as a young girl, Angelica, like thousands of minors in the Philippines — a global blackspot for child abuse — struggled to cope with the horrors of her past, but a new campaign run by a sporting champion is giving her and other survivors fresh hope.Filipina martial arts star Meggie Ochoa is teaching self-defense to victims of sexual abuse in a bid to give them tools to better recover from such trauma, but also to better protect themselves in the future.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Children’s charities have branded the Philippines a key hub for both the live-streaming of child sex abuse and for sex tourism, estimating that 60,000-100,000 children are involved in prostitution rings.READ: Meggie Ochoa’s biggest fight vs child sexual violenceFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Some of the kids that I’ve gotten to know… they saw themselves as worthless because of what they experienced. For me that’s so heartbreaking,” the jiu-jitsu world champion told AFP of her decision to launch advocacy campaign Fight to Protect.In just two years, she has taught hundreds of sex abuse survivors. She offers two courses — one for those who wish to learn the sport, and another focused purely on self-defense. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments “Jiu-jitsu taught me to be disciplined, confident and to face my fears,” Angelica, now aged 15, told AFP.“I can face the problems I encountered before and I am now comfortable interacting with people,” she added.Poverty in a nation where tens of millions get by on less than $2 per day, as well as increased internet access and fluency in English, make the Philippines vulnerable to both online and real-world sexual predators.Parents abuse childrenAdvocacy and legal aid group International Justice Mission (IJM) says Philippine children are at risk of being forced into live streamed sex abuse, where pedophiles pay to direct so-called “shows” online.ADVERTISEMENT “Easy access to the web and money transfer services make the country a global hotspot for this problem,” said IJM, noting that it is often parents or family members that organize or even commit the abuse.Children’s charity Terre des Hommes drew attention to the problem using a computer-generated girl nicknamed “Sweetie” that hung out in chatrooms and was approached by about 20,000 people — mostly men — in a matter of weeks.READ: INQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: Meggie Ochoa and her ‘Fight to Protect’“It’s just horrible, not just sexual exploitation but also sexual abuse which is happening in the homes of many Filipino children. I was just so bothered,” Ochoa explained.“There’s so much that can be done. The sport actually gave me a voice,” the 28-year-old added.Competing in a relatively new sport for her basketball-mad country, Ochoa made history as the first Filipino to win a gold medal at the Jiu-Jitsu International Federation World Championships in Sweden last year.She is also a three-time world champion in another federation and a bronze medalist at the 2018 Asian Games.A figure of national sporting pride, Ochoa realized she could use her success to help others after reading about Karla Jacinto, a young Mexican girl who estimated she was raped 43,200 times.She was horrified to find there were likely many victims in the Philippines too.“Somehow part of me felt guilt,” Ochoa explained, adding: “I’m doing jiu-jitsu. I am pursuing my dream and yet this is happening.” Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

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Taslima Nasreen on Zaira Wasim quitting films due to religion: What a moronic decision

first_imgBangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has slammed Zaira Wasim’s decision to quit films because it “threatened” her relationship with her religion.Taslima took to Twitter to write, “Oh My Goosebumps! Bollywood’s talented actress Zaria Wasim now wants to quit acting because she thinks her acting career almost destroyed her faith in Allah. What a moronic decision! So many talents in Muslim community are forced to go under the darkness of the burqa.” Earlier this morning, Zaira announced on her social media accounts that she was dissociating with film industry because it “consistently interfered with my imaan”. She also said that “no amount of success, fame, authority or wealth is worth trading or losing your peace or the light of your imaan for”.”I want to confess that I am not truly happy with this identity i.e. my line of work. For a very long time now it has felt like I have struggled to become someone else. As I had just started to explore and make sense of the things to which I dedicated my time, efforts and emotions and tried to grab hold of a new lifestyle, it was only for me to realise that though I may fit here perfectly, I do not belong here,” she wrote.”This field indeed brought a lot of love, support, and applause my way, but what it also did was to lead me to a path of ignorance, as I silently and unconsciously transitioned out of imaan. While I continued to work in an environment that consistently interfered with my imaan, my relationship with my religion was threatened,” she added.advertisementZaira, who made her Bollywood debut in 2016 with Nitesh Tiwari’s sports drama Dangal, won a National Award for her performance. Her next release is Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink, which also stars Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar.ALSO WATCH | Omar Abdullah on Zaira Wasim quitting films: Who are any of us to question her choices?ALSO READ | Dangal star Zaira Wasim quits films: My relationship with my religion was threatenedALSO READ | Aamir Khan calls Zaira Wasim his role model, asks people to leave her aloneALSO READ | A fan wanted to take selfies with Zaira Wasim. You can’t guess what happened nextALSO WATCH | Exclusive: Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim open up on their Secret Superstar journeylast_img read more

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Video: This Is College Football’s Catch Of The Year

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES – NOVEMBER 11: General view of action as the Oregon Ducks take on the USC Trojans on November 11, 2006 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The Trojans defeated the Ducks 35-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)We just had college football’s best catch of the year in this evening’s game between Arizona State and USC.N’Keal Harry, a junior wide receiver for the Sun Devils, made a spectacular 1-handed grab late in the game against the Trojans.It’s already being dubbed the “catch of the year.”Check it out:N’Keal Harry with the catch of the year.— Casey Baker (@CaseyBake16) October 27, 2018Here’s another angle:I slightly disagree @adamamin… This catch might be the best Catch of the Year in College Football. Wow!— Jorge Sedano (@SedanoESPN) October 27, 2018It doesn’t get much better than that.Arizona State went on to beat USC, 38-35.last_img read more

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Trump launches probe into auto imports possible tariffs

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Wednesday launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers and auto workers would be “very happy” with the outcome of the NAFTA talks.The White House said in a statement that the president had asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to consider whether the imports of automobiles, including trucks, and automotive parts threaten U.S. national security. The president said in the statement that “core industries such as automobiles and automotive parts are critical to our strength as a Nation.”The U.S. remains far apart on the talks over rewriting the trade pact with Canada and Mexico, with the discussions at an impasse over rules for car production. The initiation of the trade investigation could be seen as an attempt to gain leverage in the talks with the two U.S. neighbours. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said that efforts to renegotiate the trade agreement could spill into next year.Nearly half of the vehicles sold in the U.S. are imported, with many coming from assembly plants in Mexico and Canada. During a meeting with auto executives earlier this month, Trump said he would push for an increase in the production of vehicles built at U.S. plants. He has also criticized European Union auto imports and tariffs and earlier this year threatened a “tax” on European imports.A person familiar with the discussions said the president has suggested seeking new tariffs of 20 to 25 per cent on automobile imports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity and was not authorized to speak about private deliberations.Trump brought a little-used weapon to his fight to protect auto workers: Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. The provision authorizes the president to restrict imports and impose unlimited tariffs on national security grounds.The Trump administration used that authority in March to slap tariffs of 25 per cent on imported steel and 10 per cent on aluminum imports. Until then, the United States had pursued only two such investigations since joining the World Trade Organization in 1995. Both times — in a 1999 case involving oil imports and a 2001 case involving iron ore and steel imports — the Commerce Department refused to recommend sanctions.Critics fear that other countries will retaliate or use national security as a pretext to impose trade sanctions of their own.Daniel Ujczo, a trade lawyer with Dickinson Wright PLLC, said the tariff threat is likely meant to pressure Mexico into accepting U.S. demands for NAFTA changes that would shift more auto production to the U.S. from Mexico. But he questioned whether it would work.“I do not believe that it will have the desired effect,” Ujczo said. “Everyone knows that (the investigation) will take too long and has no chance of surviving any legal challenge.”Trump offered a hint about the move earlier in the day on the South Lawn, telling reporters that “you’ll be seeing very soon what I’m talking about.” He noted that both Mexico and Canada have been “very difficult to deal with” during the negotiations.“I am not happy with their requests. But I will tell you in the end we win, we will win and will win big,” Trump said before departing for New York. He said America’s neighbours have been “very spoiled because nobody’s done this but I will tell you that what they ask for is not fair. Our auto workers are going to be extremely happy.”Mexico has so far resisted U.S. attempts to get higher regional content rules in the auto industry and move production to higher-wage U.S. and Canadian factories. The U.S. has also sought to change NAFTA’s dispute-resolution system, and include a sunset clause that would allow countries to exit after five years.The Trump administration has already missed an informal deadline that had been set by House Speaker Paul Ryan to get a revamped deal to Congress in time for lawmakers to vote on it in a midterm election year. Mexico, meanwhile, will hold presidential elections on July 1 and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the leftist candidate who has led in polls, has said the re-negotiation shouldn’t be rushed through and should be left to the winner of the election.If the negotiators fail to agree to a revamped version of NAFTA, the discussions could be extended into 2019. Trump could also carry out his threat to abandon the agreement that he has long railed against, throwing commerce among the three countries into disarray.Trump has sought to overhaul NAFTA in an effort to return auto production to the United States and reduce America’s trade deficit. The U.S. has been demanding that a percentage of a car’s content of auto parts originate in a country — the U.S. or Canada — with average auto worker wages of about $15 an hour to qualify for NAFTA’s duty-free status.But companies have built supply chains that straddle NAFTA borders and changing the rules could disrupt their operations, raise costs and potentially put them at a competitive disadvantage with manufacturers in Asia and Europe.___AP Business Writer Paul Wiseman contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Elton John Pens OpEd About North Carolinas HB2 Law

first_imgSir Elton John recently published an article in The Hill about North Carolina’s discriminatory HB2 law that, among other things, requires transgender public school students to use restrooms for the gender assigned on their birth certificate.“The failure of Gov. McCrory and other lawmakers to see this is a failure of compassion, a failure to recognize the difficult and frequently unwelcoming world transgender people must navigate every day – stigmatized by the fear and ignorance of others,” said Elton. “Fighting that stigma with love and empathy is at core of what we do at the Elton John AIDS Foundation.”To read the full Op-Ed, click here.last_img read more

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Atleo says Harpers promises falling flat

first_imgAPTN National NewsTen months after Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised the dawn of a new day with relations between First Nations and the federal government nothing has been done to back it up says the Assembly of First Nations.In a letter to Harper, AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo laments on the lack of the perceived progress made at a summit in January.  The goal of the meeting was to boost the prosperity and independence of First Nation peoples.With the AFN, Harper and members of his cabinet at the table, Atleo said at the time there appeared to be the potential for “real change” but it was agreed then the talks required a sincere follow-through to keep the wheels of progress turning.That hasn’t happened said Atleo.“At this point in time given the rate and pace of the follow up on key items, our January 2013 report will be disappointing,” wrote Atleo in the Oct. 24 letter to Harper. “Regrettably, there has been a loss of momentum and sense of frustration is being felt by the First Nation leadership.”Atleo said Harper promised to address several long-standing issues, including education, the implementation of treaties and economic development.“Actions are needed to build confidence,” he wrote. “Stripping aside blame and denial, the conditions speak for themselves. Families struggling under a myriad of health and social challenges, inadequate housing, youth deeply and disproportionally impacted by addictions and crime, growing statistics of our peoples missing, disposed and murdered.”He said First Nations are overwhelmed by unprecedented pressures on their lands and resources and “utterly lacking the capacity to effectively protect and advance their interests.”Atleo also wrote Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan the same day, in a more detailed letter.He said in despite of the summit “your ministry has continued to proceed with its previous legislative and policy agenda, as if the commitments at the gathering to fully involve, to build genuine partnership, had not taken place.”Atleo said Duncan and Harper have failed to address each area of concern agreed upon at the summit.last_img read more

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First Nations on both side of the border join forces against Kinder

first_imgTina House APTN National NewsThe National Energy Board is expected to make a decision on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline proposal.First Nation communities from both sides of the border who are opposed to the plan to part in a water protection ceremony in [email protected]last_img

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UN sends more food to hurricane victims in Central America

6 September 2007The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed a second consignment of aid to hungry residents in northern Nicaragua, where Hurricane Felix affected as many as 60,000 people with high winds that destroyed or damaged homes and commercial buildings. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed a second consignment of aid to hungry residents in northern Nicaragua, where Hurricane Felix affected as many as 60,000 people with high winds that destroyed or damaged homes and commercial buildings. But despite the losses and hardship, humanitarian officials are relieved that Felix did not cause more damage during its trajectory through Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador. “Hurricane Felix had the potential to create enormous devastation and suffering for millions of people,” WFP Deputy Director Gordana Jerger said. “We are extremely fortunate. However, there is still a lot of urgent work to be done in helping those who were affected and we will need immediate financial assistance from our donors who have proven repeatedly that they are prepared to help.” An emergency WFP airlift of 4.5 metric tonnes of beans, rice, oil, fortified corn-soya blended food and cooking oil has arrived in the Nicaraguan coastal town of Bilwi (formerly Puerto Cabezas), which bore some of the worst of Hurricane Felix’s landfall on Tuesday. The food is enough to feed almost 900 people for 10 days and follows the distribution on Tuesday of 70 tonnes in Bilwi and Waspam, just hours after Felix struck. Road transport has been halted after a key bridge was washed away by the rain-swollen river. “We are only able to deliver assistance to the affected areas by air, sea or river,” WFP Country Director William Hart said. In Honduras, WFP staff in the capital city Tegucigalpa have distributed food to thousands of people who had gathered in shelters. Meanwhile, in El Salvador, WFP is still assessing Felix’s impact, especially in geographically vulnerable areas. “Because WFP has food stocks for its long-term projects in the area, we were able to respond with unusual speed,” Ms. Jerger said. “However, not only will these stocks have to be replenished, we will need international support for our operation in Nicaragua where people require assistance, not just in the short term, but also to rebuild their lives and homes in the coming months.” read more

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Hudsons Bay near the bottom of list in cottonsourcing practices report says

Hudson’s Bay near the bottom of list in cotton-sourcing practices, report says by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 7, 2016 11:06 am MDT Last Updated Jun 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – A report released Tuesday ranking the world’s largest cotton consumers on the basis of their sourcing practices has put Canada’s oldest retailer, Hudson’s Bay Company, near the bottom of the list.The study done for the World Wildlife Fund, Pesticide Action Network UK and Solidaridad examined whether 37 international companies used sustainable cotton sources and ranked them according to a number of factors, including the guidelines used to produce the cotton (organic, fair trade or recycled). It also looked at whether the companies had stated initiatives or policies on cotton farming.Hudson’s Bay (TSX:HBC), the only Canadian retailer on the list, had a total score of one out of a possible 19.5.The report said HBC’s low score did not necessarily indicate that it used unsustainable cotton, but rather reflected a lack of transparency on its practices. It also said the Toronto-based company did not publicize its policies or targets on cotton sources.Hudson’s Bay spokeswoman Tiffany Bourre said the retailer offers sustainable cotton under its private label and is looking for opportunities to grow in that area.“HBC also has stringent ethical sourcing guidelines in place to ensure the highest principles of sourcing and compliance,” Bourre wrote in an email.Keith Tyrell, the director of Pesticide Action Network, said the purpose of the report was to highlight the importance of sustainable cotton in terms of its impact on the environment and labour industry.“Brands and retailers have the ability to drive sustainable cotton demand through the requirements they set for their suppliers,” said the report. “These requirements can ensure that their products are not associated with unsafe or illegal labour practices or environmental damage.”Some of the biggest issues with cotton is the use of child labour and the overuse of harmful fertilizers and pesticides that can result in death.Tyrell said there’s always been a lot of attention given to unsavoury labour practices used in the creation of cotton with clothes and furniture, though he added cotton farming employs more people than the manufacturing industry does.The report estimates that there are 40 million cotton farmers in developing countries producing three quarters of the world’s cotton supply.“If companies really believe that the way cotton is produced is important to them, then they’ll switch,” he said. “At the moment, it seems like they don’t think it’s important. It’s about commitment.”Tyrell said cost can be a hurdle initially for a retailer to make changes to their supply chain, but he added that didn’t stop fast-fashion retailer H&M Group, which set a demanding target of sourcing organic and recycled cotton in the last few years.Topping the list was home furnisher Ikea Group, which scored 12 out of a possible 19.5 points, followed by fashion retailers C&A Global and H&M Group with nine points each.The report based its rankings on public information and also reached out to individual retailers information was not readily available. Some of the other companies ranked included Walmart, Foot Locker, Nike and Gap.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter. read more

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UN envoy condemns Israels decision to continue settlement expansion in occupied West

He said he was also concerned about repeated efforts by a number of families to rebuild the Israeli outpost of Mitzpeh Avichai near Hebron in the Occupied West Bank.“Such moves raise legitimate questions about Israel’s long-term intentions,” said Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, in a statement.Some Israeli ministers have called for the full annexation of the West Bank, or said that there should never be a Palestinian state, he added.This decision to expand Gilo comes only three weeks after the Middle East Quartet – the United States, the Russian Federation, the European Union and the UN – called on Israel to cease the policy of settlement construction and expansion, Mr. Mladenov said.He reiterated that settlements are illegal under international law, urging the Government of Israel to cease and reverse such decisions.“Continuing on the current trajectory entrenches a one-state reality of perpetual occupation and conflict that is incompatible with realizing the national aspirations of both peoples,” he said. read more

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Buckeye defense honors Christian Bryant in win

Redshirt-senior safety C.J. Barnett (4) tackles an opponent during a game against Northwestern Oct. 5 at Ryan Field. OSU won, 40-30.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorEVANSTON, Ill. — After losing senior safety Christian Bryant to a broken ankle on the second-to-last play of the game against Wisconsin Sept. 28, the Ohio State football team (6-0, 2-0) came out against Northwestern with a purpose.“Do it for C.B.,” was the message junior linebacker Ryan Shazier had for the team, sophomore defensive end Noah Spence said.“He always comes out real energetic, but tonight I felt like he was doing it for Christian,” Spence said of Shazier. “The whole defense was and I felt like that pretty much propelled the defense to do amazing things.”Shazier, who switched his jersey from No. 10 to No. 2 in honor of Bryant, said it was hard playing without the Cleveland native.“It was emotional for me like the first quarter because, me having his number on, that was critical,” Shazier said. “But he’s one of the main guys I talk to when I’m out there. He’s on my side and just not seeing him out there, it was tough.”Without Bryant, the Buckeyes struggled to contain the Northwestern offense, giving up 437 total yards, including 343 through the air.Shazier said it took some time to adjust to the way Northwestern runs its offense.“Their tempo, their play calls, their players — they just have it all,” Shazier said. “Sometimes you just have to adjust and adapt and change it up. Some guys had to tighten up with what they were doing and we just keep going.”Redshirt-junior cornerback Bradley Roby said the use of two quarterbacks by Northwestern, senior Kain Colter and redshirt-junior Trevor Siemian, was challenging for OSU to cover.“It was very difficult, man,” Roby said. “They move them around a lot and they’re good athletes, Kain Colter’s a good athlete. Just keeping track of them and going back and forth with them is tough but we managed it.”Coach Urban Meyer said the OSU offense “put the (Northwestern) defense in some bad positions,” but added that Northwestern played a great game.“They’re well-coached, they don’t make mistakes and it’s all correct,” Meyer said. “They’ve got very, very good players, borderline great players at some positions and a scheme that’s hard to defend.”Redshirt-senior safety Corey “Pitt” Brown started and played most of the game in place of Bryant, the second time he has done so after starting against Buffalo.Bryant’s partner in the secondary, redshirt-senior safety C.J. Barnett, said Brown did a good job stepping in against a high-flying offense.“We missed Christian, but we had Corey (‘Pitt’) Brown coming in there, another senior leader, a great player,” Barnett said. “When one guy goes down, another guy steps up and Corey did a great job.”Roby agreed, Brown played well in Bryant’s place.“It made us play together even more because when a guy like that goes down, you’ve got to rally together and everybody’s got to step up,” Roby said. “I think ‘Pitt’ Brown did a good job of stepping in for Christian and every win from here on is for him.”Despite what Brown brings to the team, losing Bryant hurts, Roby said.“(Bryant) has a certain vibe to him, a certain swagger to him that he adds to the defense,” Roby said. “So without him, we had to bring it with the guys that (were) in. So I feel like we did a good job stepping up and we’re only going to get better from here.”At halftime, the Buckeyes trailed the Wildcats, 20-13, but Barnett said the players rallied together to pull off the comeback.“That’s what we work for. We go through too much work to let one just go,” Barnett said. “No matter what the score is, we’re always in it, we’re always fighting. That’s pretty much all I can tell you, man — we just never give up and keep fighting.”The team has a bye next week, which provides a chance to rest and recover from the stretch of six straight weeks with a game, Meyer said.“We’re going to rest our guys … We’re going to go Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday off, and I told them we’re going to be one of the most rested teams in the history of college football,” Meyer said.The Buckeyes are set to take to the field again Oct. 19 against Iowa at 3:30 p.m. in Columbus. The Hawkeyes (4-2, 1-1) average 29.7 points a game, almost 10 less than the Wildcats. read more

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Ohio State mens hockey sweeps Canisius for 2nd and 3rd wins

OSU junior forward Nick Schilkey (7) during a game against Brock on Oct. 3 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Kaley Rentz / Asst. Sports DirectorAfter 120 minutes, 10 goals and 87 shots throughout the weekend, the Ohio State men’s ice hockey team now finds itself on a three-game winning streak after sweeping Canisius College by final scores of 4-1 and 6-4 on Friday and Saturday, respectively.The Buckeyes (3-7) saw goals from forwards Luke Stork, Matthew Weis, Anthony Greco and Brendon Kearney in Game 1 of the series, a game in which the Scarlet and Gray outshot the Golden Griffins (2-7, 2-2 Atlantic Hockey Association) 46-30.The only speed bump on Friday night was due to Griffins’ senior captain Ralph Cuddemi’s fourth goal of the season two minutes and 38 seconds into the third period.Kearney delivered a response with his first goal as a Buckeye with five minutes and 23 seconds remaining in the game, assisted by his freshman brethren in forwards Freddy Gerard and Dakota Joshua, who notched their first points as Buckeyes in the process.“When someone knocks on the door like that and scores a goal, a sign of a good team is to bounce back and get one right back,” OSU coach Steve Rohlik said. “Certainly we’re making some steps in the right direction.”Junior netminder Matt Tomkins got the nod to start the game, stopping 29 shots while his opposite in freshman Simon Hofley made 42 saves.In Game 2, the ice at the Schottenstein Center was seemingly replaced by a tennis court, as both teams traded blows back and forth throughout the contest.The first period was an offensive clinic, as five goals were scored. Cuddemi netted his second goal of the weekend three minutes and 29 seconds into the game. That was followed up with three OSU goals from forwards Mason Jobst, Weis and Nick Schilkey, before freshman defenseman Cameron Heath made it a 3-2 game at the 9:54 mark.OSU powered ahead 5-2 after two periods with goals coming from junior forward David Gust and senior captain Craig Dalrymple, but the Griffins wouldn’t go quietly, as third-period goals from forwards Daniel LaFontaine and Shane Conacher cut the Buckeye lead to one with eight minutes and 46 seconds remaining.“I don’t think there was any panic,” Dalrymple said. “On the bench, it was like, ‘OK let’s just buckle down, kill the rest of the period and we’ll win the game.’”Despite Canisius’ best efforts to tie the game, the Buckeye defense stood tall, and an empty net goal from Greco sealed the win and the sweep for the Scarlet and Gray at the 19:29 mark of the third.After managing just 12 goals in the seven losses that opened up the season, OSU has chalked up 15 goals in its last three home games.A big key to the recent spike in lamp-lighting has been crashing the net and simply getting pucks there.“Ever since the Mercyhurst series, we’ve hyped on getting guys going to the net,” Weis said after Game 2. “Today was a big part of everyone going to the net. Schilkey’s third goal doesn’t go in without Stork standing in front.”Special teams played a huge role as well.OSU’s power play went 3-of-6 on Saturday, while its penalty kill has successfully killed off the last 15 offenses committed, including six on Saturday.It proved to be at its strongest after OSU junior defenseman Josh Healey committed a five-minute major penalty and a received game misconduct for contact to the head in the first period of the second game.“The game puck went to our penalty kill,” Rohlik said. “We put ourselves in a bad position to take a five-minute penalty. That can be a turning point in a hockey game and our kill came up big.”The Buckeyes will now have another bye week to get set for a trip out to the University of Nebraska-Omaha to take on the No. 6-ranked Mavericks.Game times for both of those contests are set for 8:07 p.m. on Nov. 27 and 28. read more

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TOMRA upgrades bulk samples at Novos Karratha gold project

first_imgNovo Resources has announced gold-rich assay results from concentrates generated by mechanical sorting trials conducted on four bulk samples from its Karratha gold project in Western Australia.In order to test the potential viability of mechanical rock sorting as a means of concentrating gold from conglomerates at Karratha, four bulk samples were collected, crushed, screened and tested using a TOMRA mechanical rock sorter. High-grade assays from sorted rock concentrates have provided a first indication that this technique is effective at upgrading gold into small volume concentrates.Mechanical sorting was conducted on material ranging from 6 to 63 mm. Fractions larger than 63 mm and finer than 6 mm are currently undergoing assaying and, once all analyses have returned, an assessment of the effectiveness of mechanical rock sorting will be made, Novo said.Mechanical rock sorted concentrates range from 0.07-0.48% of total sample mass, a remarkably small fraction. Given the high-grade assays of these concentrates, ranging from 92.1-792.4 g/t Au, it appears gold is being significantly upgraded by mechanical rock sorting, the company added.“Optimising crushing to reduce volumes of fines and oversize, effectively maximising the amount of material being sorted, should further improve the potential of this technology,” Novo said, adding that mechanical sorting technology could be a critical component of the Karratha gold project moving forward.Rob Humphryson, CEO and Director of the company, said: “Concentrate grades received from the recent TOMRA mechanical rock sorting trials are impressive, reflecting the capability of the scanning and sorting technology to differentially select gold bearing rock.“Total system gold recovery efficiency will be fully understood upon receipt of assay results from all process streams and feed size ranges, with these results expected during January 2019.”last_img read more

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Chrome OS se rapproche dun système dexploitation classique

first_imgChrome OS se rapproche d’un système d’exploitation classiqueLe système d’exploitation de Google pour ordinateurs portables, Chrome OS, a été mis à jour et son organisation s’est considérablement modifiée. Une nouvelle version du système d’exploitation Chrome OS est disponible. Celle-ci présente une ergonomie améliorée pour ordinateurs portables, plus proche de l’environnement de Windows, désormais, que d’un navigateur web.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La nouvelle interface de Chrome OS s’appelle désormais Aura. Celle-ci présente une barre des tâches ainsi qu’un bureau qui peut accueillir des icônes d’applications. Nouvel ajout, Chrome OS 19.0.1048.17 peut afficher en mode miroir, selon Clubic. Ce signifie qu’un écran supplémentaire peut être branché sur un Chromebook. De plus, Chrome OS affiche une compatibilité avec les fichiers aux extensions tar, gz et bzip2. De même, Google a mis à jour les lecteurs audio et vidéo. Idem concernant l’application Scratchpad. Quelques modifications devront encore être opérées, mais Google semble avoir renoncé à créer un système d’exploitation conçu sur la base d’un navigateur web. Mais en faisant la concession de revenir à un OS plus classique, il pourrait, peut être, permettre l’essor des Chromebooks… Le 10 avril 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Story loses in his primetime MMA fight

first_imgVancouver resident Rick Story lost a unanimous decision on Sunday to Charlie Brenneman in the nationally-televised UFC Live 4 mixed martial arts main event at Pittsburgh.Brenneman, a welterweight was just three UFC fights, was a replacement for Nate Marquardt, who was not medically cleared to fight by the Pennsylvania athletic commission on Saturday.Yahoo! Sports reported that Story could have earned a title shot against Georges St. Pierre with a victory Sunday, but now will likely have to work his way back up the ladder.(Click here to read the Yahoo! blog entry)“Coming into this fight, I was prepared to fight a taller kick boxer with Ju-Jitsu,” Story said in the post-fight press conference. “So I didn’t train any wrestling for these last three weeks and he got the best of me tonight.last_img read more

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UCI agrees to strip Armstrong of his seven Tour titles

first_imgIn thi Lance Armstrong of the U.S. holds up the trophy on the podium July 25, 1999, after 20th and final stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Arpajon and Paris. GENEVA — Forget the seven Tour de France victories. Forget the yellow jersey celebrations on the Champs Elysees. Forget the name that dominated the sport of cycling for so many years.As far as cycling’s governing body is concerned, Lance Armstrong is out of the record books.Once considered the greatest rider in Tour history, the American was cast out today by his sport, formally stripped of his seven titles and banned for life for his involvement in what U.S. sports authorities describe as a massive doping program that tainted all of his greatest triumphs.“Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling and he deserves to be forgotten in cycling,” said Pat McQuaid, the president said of the International Cycling Union. “This is a landmark day for cycling.”McQuaid announced that his group, known as UCI, accepted sanctions imposed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and would not appeal them to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. McQuaid said he was “sickened” by some of the evidence detailed by USADA in its 200-page report and hundreds of pages of supporting testimony and documents.The condemnation by cycling’s most senior official confirmed Armstrong’s pariah status, after the UCI had backed Armstrong at times in trying to seize of the doping investigation from USADA. McQuaid said the UCI endorsed a life ban for Armstrong after almost two weeks studying the American agency’s evidence, and will meet Friday to discuss going after his 2000 Olympic bronze medal.last_img read more

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Singapore is the top destination for expatriates

first_imgSingapore is the best overall destination for expatriates, according to research by HSBC.Its 2016 Expat explorer report, which surveyed 26,871 expatriates in 45 host countries, also found that 62% of respondents who move to Singapore experience an increase in earnings.The research also found:67% of respondents receive benefits as part of their expat package, with Saudi Arabia (95%), Egypt (94%), Oman (94%), Kenya (93%), and Qatar (93%) in the top five destinations for benefits.56% of respondents have more disposable income after moving abroad to work, and 53% are able to save more of their income.52% of respondents believe their quality of life has improved upon moving abroad for work.40% of respondents feel that moving abroad has accelerated their progress towards saving for retirement, and 41% say the move has helped them save towards buying a property.49% of millennial respondents feel more fulfilled at work abroad than in their home country.66% of respondents based in Singapore believe it offers a better quality of life than their home country.73% of respondents who move to Switzerland have more disposable income there than in their home country, and 71% are able to save more of their income.73% of respondents who move to New Zealand to work believe their quality of life has improved.The top 10 best overall destinations for expats are:SingaporeNew ZealandCanadaCzech RepublicSwitzerlandNorwayAustriaSwedenBahrainGermanyDean Blackburn, head of HSBC Expat at HSBC, said: “Expats consistently tell us that moving abroad has helped them achieve their ambitions and long-term financial goals, from getting access to better education for their children to buying property or saving more for retirement.“Most expats also find that their quality of life has improved since making the move and that they are integrating well with the local people and culture.”last_img read more

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Team Geek Celebrates 25 Years of Image

first_imgStay on target Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1Buy This Comic: Twisted Romance We here at Geek are huge fans of Image Comics and wanted to do something special for their 25th Anniversary. This collaborative piece comes from a place of love for one of the most progressive publishers of graphic novels. It wasn’t easy narrowing down our favorites but here’s what we came up with.*The Fade OutWriter: Ed Brubaker / Artist: Sean PhillipsSubmitted by: Jordan MinorA comic book about the movie business at first sounded pretty contradictory to me. After all, movies are literally all about “moving pictures,” not static ones. But who cares because The Fade Out is excellent. The tragic, post-war, Hollywood, noir crime story by famous Bucky resurrector Ed Brubaker feels like Out of the Past or The Big Sleep mashed up with Sunset Boulevard and a haunted screenwriter out of Adaptation. Meanwhile, the art from Sean Phillips captures the smoky, mysterious beauty of movie stars and their big emotions projected against silver screens. Brubaker and Phillips are longtime collaborators, and The Fade Out is the result of that confidence and craft let loose by the freedom of Image Comics.*SpawnWriter/Artist: Todd McFarlaneSubmitted by: Tony PolancoI was a fan of alot of Image’s launch books, but the only one I followed all the way up to its hundredth issue was Spawn. Drawn and written by my favorite artist at the time, Todd McFarlane, Spawn had a great mix of supernatural and superheroic action that I found irresistible. On top of its hyper violence, detailed art, and grotesque villains, I enjoyed the tortured journey of Al Simmons who was constantly denied his desire of a normal life. Spawn was easily the biggest Image character of the time, but I always felt like he was a character made specifically for me. Even the awful Spawn movie didn’t take away my love for Spawn and his twisted world.*KinskiWriter/Artist: Gabriel HardmanSubmitted by: Sheilah VillariIt was obviously hard picking one, but I decided to go with a book that was probably overlooked, it’s also 100 percent in my wheelhouse of interests: Crime Noir and dogs. The book centers around a black lab puppy named Bosley…well Kinski as he is redubbed. A do-gooder salesman thinks he’s rescuing the pooch from neglectful owners…which he is but he doesn’t take into consideration the consequences of his actions. He becomes so blinded with protecting this dog nothing else matters. He gets fired, loses a potential relationship, gets arrested, pummeled into burger meat, and at every beat, he’s worried about the dog. It’s oh so John Wick in a way. Avenge the pup with everything you’ve got.*Jack StaffWriter / Artist: Paul GristSubmitted by: K. Thor JensenOne of the best things about Image’s success is that the company has been able to give a home to artists who are too “genre-y” for alternative comics but too weird for the Big Two. A great example is British cartoonist Paul Grist, creator of the brilliant noir comic Kane. Grist came to Image with Jack Staff in 2003 after self-publishing for a year, and they quite rightly snapped it up. The story of Britain’s greatest superhero who mysteriously disappeared for two decades is unlike just about anything else on the stands, propelled by Grist’s masterful layouts and complex, intertwined plotting. He’s able to make seemingly ludicrous concepts not only work but sing, and the more you sink into his universe, the more compelling it is. This book wouldn’t have worked anywhere else – and in fact, it has roots in a rejected Marvel pitch – but at Image, it’s thrived.*ChewWriter: John Layman / Artist: Rob GuillorySubmitted by: Stephanie MlotThe story of a cannibalistic detective may (but more likely may not) sound appetizing to most readers. But the story of Tony Chu—a Food and Drug Administration investigator who gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats, including human organs—is one of tenderness, hilarity, and intrigue. Introduced to “Chew” by my brother several years ago (on my hunt for a comic series that didn’t feature capes or a strong moral code), I’ve been collecting bound volumes of ever since. Come for the nauseating plot like, stay for the cleverness and stunning art. The 60th, and final, issue was published in November.*ProphetWriter / Artist: Rob LiefeldSubmitted by: Max EddyBeyond rippling muscles and ammo pouches, I am not overly familiar with ouvre of Rob Liefeld nor the knife-wielding character John Prophet. Instead, I came to this title via Brandon Graham, the artist behind King City and Multiple Warheads. Graham took Prophet 10,000 years into the future with a mind-bending epic that pushes sci-fi to its limits. Dead space gods, world-minds, crystal worshipping insects, cities built in the decaying corpses of living spaceships, and more swirl around the story of John Prophet and his innumerable clones used as pawns by the ancient Earth empire. At times, Prophet’s imagination (and a rotating cast of artists) outstretch Graham’s storytelling, but it’s one hell of an incredible ride.*The Walking DeadWriter: Robert Kirkman / Artist(s): Tony Moore (#1–6), Charlie Adlard (#7–present)Submitted by: Keenan McClellandOne cannot simply discuss Image comics legacy, and not bring up Robert Kirkman’s magnum opus, The Walking Dead. It was Halloween 2003 — I was at my local comic shop picking up what I could afford that week, being a broke sophomore student. That is when the clerk handed me the first issue (in full color, mind you). Now mind you, this is around the time when the undead began making a huge comeback in mainstream media. I was instantly drawn into the subtle similarities between this and Danny Boyle’s ‘28 Days Later’ film. “A man wakes up alone. The world has changed for the worse.” It was so simple; it terrified me! Even when the horror subdued itself, Kirkman’s way of writing common banter, paired with Charlie Adlard’s human emotion made for a very deep and compelling book. The Walking Dead is easily the one series I have collected the longest and look forward to the most each month. It has been 23 years, and I’m sure Kirkman will (once again) get me with another “can’t breath” splash page of terror cliff hanger! Besides, when Rick is long dead, and badass Carl is a rugged, natural born leader who is rumored to have grown up “In a time before the Walkers”… I’m sure I will have long boxes devoted to this series.*Sex CriminalsWriter: Matt Fraction / Artist: Chip ZdarskySubmitted by: Carli VelocciI can’t think of a single comic book with a similarly bizarre and unique premise as Sex Criminals. Suzie and Jon are two seemingly normal people who discover that when they orgasm, they can freeze time. Anybody who discovers they have a superpower usually goes one of two ways with it: either they do good or do bad. Suzie and Jon opt for the latter, deciding to use their gift to rob a bank (but it’s for a good cause, so are they still good people?). The idea that “time stops” following sex is this simplistic, cliche metaphor, but in Sex Criminals, writer Matt Fraction takes it all the way to its fantastical conclusion. The series is funny, a little gross, and not okay for reading in public, but its premise is so original that it’s worth a read. Even more surprising is its fair depictions of sex and how it seems to make having sex in public seem so mundane.*FreshmanWriter: Hugh Sterbakov /Artist: Andrew PepoySubmitted by: Nick MangioneFreshman was co-created by Seth Green, of Austin Powers, Family Guy, and Robot Chicken fame. And for the first issue, it kind of feels like something that would be more at home in a five-minute animated sketch. The fact that one of the characters’ powers is an inconveniently large penis doesn’t help. It quickly transforms into something bigger and more complex. It’s not your average superhero comic. The characters are, as the title suggests, college freshmen, and they act like it. They don’t know how to use their powers, and the first time they come up against a real threat, it goes badly.The violence isn’t celebrated, unlike a lot of other superhero comics. When it happens, it’s brutal, shocking and it means something. I think I audibly gasped when one character has her neck broken in one of the Freshmen’s first fights. This is partially achieved by how well you get to know the characters in a short amount of time. Each issue is narrated by a different character, which gives you a feel for how they think, what their insecurities are, and why they try to be superheroes in the first place. The series has a surprising amount of heart. That makes it possible to look past some of its groan-worthy elements to find a funny, relatable story about friendship.*Southern BastardsWriter: Jason Latour / Artist: Jason AaronSubmitted by: Jeff WilsonDespite framing a sport in which I have zero interest, high school football, Southern Bastards swiftly became my all-time favorite comics after its 2014 debut. A redneck noir set in the fictional Craw County, Alabama, Southern Bastards chronicles the hopes, brutally wrecked dreams, and depravity tied to The Running Rebs, the local sportsball squad. The opening four-issue arc, “Here Was A Man,” sets the table by introducing men of similar birth—former defensive end Earl Tubb and Coach Boss—who cope with the town’s permeating misery by either fleeing its reach or succumbing to its gloom. Writer Jason Aaron and artist Jason Latour’s fatalistic tale of lost loves and aspirations, with its gut-wrenching moments and unsettling visuals, recalls Selby and Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream.*InvincibleCreators: Robert Kirkman / Cory WalkerSubmitted by: Chris RadtkeForget The Walking Dead. Invincible is Robert Kirkman’s greatest achievement. Mark Grayson is a typical comic book teenager who one day realizes he has super powers. Comic book tropes ensue. But when we discover his trope of a dad, the all-powerful alien masquerading as a human isn’t a super man brought here to save us, you realize that this is no ordinary derivative superhero comic. Every trope you can think of is represented in Invincible, but Kirkman makes each one fresh. Just when you think you know what’s up, he throws you for a loop. It’s mythos is deep, there’s plenty of action and you wind up caring deeply about every character that graces those pages. 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Chia your daily dose of happiness

first_imgDepression has not been taken with much seriousness for long, due to social stigma or lack of awareness and diagnosis but is now an acknowledged malady that affects growing numbers of people across the world. In a mental health survey released by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, one in every 20 Indians suffers from some form of depression. Not just that, as a country India was ranked 122nd in World Happiness Report released last month. If more evidence were needed, the UN has declared Depression as the theme of World Health Day 2017. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDepression can be due to various reasons ranging from endogenic to environmental causes. Sometimes environmental situations can trigger a genetic predisposition and cause the onset of depression. However, there is now growing agreement that food plays a significant role in brain chemistry. A good food selection with the right quantities and combinations of food groups helps in better wellness resulting in effective ability to handle and recover from stresses. Being happy goes hand in hand with optimum cognitive performance, and although one cannot alter the environmental stress one is exposed to, consistent low-intensity stresses of day to day life is often a challenge experienced by all. However, right foods prevent the onset of depression or help alleviate depression. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive According to growing consensus in the scientific and nutrition community, Omega-3 fats are an effective nutrient in our diet that provides adequate protection against depression. Foods rich in omega-3 are fish and a few plant produce. Chia is one of the richest sources of plant based omega-3 fats for vegetarians. Omega-3 fats have shown a positive role in improving mood in people suffering from depression. It is estimated that some cultures who have been consuming foods such as Chia as part of their regular diet do better than others in mental health. Chia is an ancient grain and was an essential part of the Aztec culture with a presence in their religious practices, daily food and special foods as well as food for the ancient Aztec warriors. Over the centuries, witnessing many a military invasion, the crop lost its presence and was revived only in the recent past. Chia seeds occurs in nature in black, mottled and white forms with white seeds having an edge over the rest. Due to its high import costs, superfoods have been inaccessible to a majority of consumers in India, leave alone the common man. However all that may be about to change.India’s premier nutrition research development organisation, Central Food Technology Research Institute, has developing agro-technologies to grow superfoods in Indian conditions, and as a pilot programme provided Chia seeds for free to Indian farmers. CFTRI has developed blue flower, white seed Chia lines which blend seamlessly into foods, which have a better market globally. Farmers from across the nation have benefited with better incomes due to the seeds they received and cultivated with CFTRI agro-technology.Chia seeds do not require post-harvest processing and can be directly consumed after cleaning. It is highly versatile and can be consumed by adding to our daily foods. Chia upon adding to water becomes a gel that is easy to drink. One can add about 3-gram Chia to a glass of water and allow the water to rest for about 10 minutes; the seeds form a transparent gel that can be easily consumed. Seeds can blend well in into fruit juices, smoothies, shakes, buttermilk, puddings and bakery products like bread and cakes. The neutral taste of the seed helps in seamless blending into all food products. On an average, an adult needs about 1-1.6 gram of omega-3 fat daily and that can be met by simply having 1 teaspoon of chia seeds dissolved in water or in any other form.One of the main focus of CFTRI’s work on superfoods like Chia is to make it easily available and affordable to Indians at large so that it can gain the currency of a stable like a dal or pulses of everyday use. (Courtesy: Prof. Ram Rajasekharan)last_img read more

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first_imgSpeaking candidly on British television last week Akbar al Baker, Qatar Airways CEO, expressed his displeasure over the delays over at Boeing as well as the manufacturer’s treatment of clients.Currently Qatar Airways has firm orders for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and options for 30 more, and with a delay of two and a half years, the carrier won’t see its first Dreamliner until at least the end of 2011.“We gave them an ultimatum to accept our conditions because of the continuous delays that they’ve been having and I had to put them on notice,” said Mr Al Baker to the BBC’s HARDtalk program.“My ultimate to them was because I want my aeroplanes earlier than they were wanting to give.  And we had prepared a termination notice to them if they wouldn’t have met our requirements.”He adds that Boeing did eventually meet the carrier’s new requirements and had agreed on a delivery schedule that was “convenient” for Qatar.But threatens, “If it slips… I’ll cancel the order.”“If this is the way they treat customers, as they tried to treat us but were not successful, they will not only lose me but they will lose others too.”One of the fastest growing carriers in the world at the moment, Qatar flies with a fleet of 72 aircraft and has orders for over 150 more. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X <a href=”” alt=”last_img” /> read more

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