WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THE FEBRUARY PMIs?

first_img Share WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THE FEBRUARY PMIs? whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Sunday 27 February 2011 11:31 pm whatsapp ANDREW GOODWIN | ERNST AND YOUNG ITEM CLUB“The January PMI suggested that the economy had rebounded strongly after the snow. Given that January was boosted by this catch up effect, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the headline balances come in a little lower in February, as this effect fades. We should, however, continue to see some healthy growth.”HOWARD ARCHER | IHS GLOBAL INSIGHT“Survey evidence for February for the services, manufacturing and construction sectors will offer key evidence as to whether the bounce back in activity in January from December’s severe weather-related hit is being sustained. We expect growth to moderate appreciably after the likely first quarter rebound.”VICKY REDWOOD | CAPITAL ECONOMICS“February’s PMIs will be important in showing whether the rises in January just reflected the temporary boost from activity postponed during the snow, or suggest that the recovery is fully back on track. We suspect that the surveys might edge down a bit, indicating the underlying pace of growth is actually pretty sluggish.” Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap KCS-content last_img read more

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Sales up at bid target ProStrakan

first_img Share Sales up at bid target ProStrakan Show Comments ▼ ProStrakan, the pharmaceutical firm that has agreed to be bought by Japan’s Kyowa Hakko Kirin, narrowed its full-year loss after bouncing back from manufacturing problems. The Scottish firm reported a pre-tax loss of £600,000 against a loss of £15m a year ago, after a 27 per cent jump in revenues. ProStrakan reiterated that the £292m takeover bid fully valued the business. KCS-content Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap whatsapp whatsapp Thursday 17 March 2011 8:42 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) HY2021 Interim Report

first_imgAirtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng)  2021 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAirtel Africa is a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries in Africa, primarily in East Africa and Central and West Africa. Airtel Africa offers an integrated suite of telecommunications solutions to its subscribers, including mobile voice and data services as well as mobile money services both nationally and internationally. The Group aims to continue providing a simple and intuitive customer experience through streamlined customer journeys. Airtel Africa Plc is listed on the Nigeria Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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I’d buy these 2 micro-caps before they soar in 2020

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’d buy these 2 micro-caps before they soar in 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Tom Rodgers has no current position in the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Tom Rodgers | Thursday, 13th February, 2020 | More on: SWG YGEN center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Spotting the next opportunity before it breaks out has become less of a hobby and more of a total obsession as I’ve become a more experienced investor. There’s always money to be made in growth sectors – I just wish I had more capital on hand to take advantage of the good companies I research!Caveat emptor, of course. With fewer daily trades in AIM-listed companies than on the FTSE 100 or FTSE 250, it can be more difficult to sell up if you want out in a hurry.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But having picked apart their finances I think these smaller UK-listed companies will be among the best performers of 2020.Shearwater Group£53m market cap Shearwater Group (LSE:SWG) is an AIM-listed cybersecurity, infosec, and IT risk management business with 400 customers across FTSE 350 firms, government departments, and US Fortune 500 companies.One of the few British independent businesses in the cybersecurity field, Shearwater has been plugging away nicely in recent years, buying up profitable companies to add to their group and cross-selling products between them to generate better revenue, which I like.The board, now led by CEO Phil Higgins, has focused on a “buy, focus, grow” strategy, adding penetration and threat testing firm Pentest to its stable in April 2019 for £7.4m.Behind the scenes there is a lot of product development going on, such as a scanning-as-a-service product that uses machine learning to audit sensitive data on external drives, in cloud applications like Office 365, and in cloud storage, such as Google Drive.The second half of 2019 represented the maiden profit period for SWG, with revenue swinging up 11% to £16.3m, earnings of £1m and adjusted earnings per share of 2.23p.News has gone a little quiet in recent weeks, so I’d expect the next major update to send the share price soaring.YourGene HealthManchester genetic testing firm YourGene Health (LSE:YGEN) develops non-invasive products for male fertility, and pre-natal screening for cystic fibrosis and other genetic disorders.What caught my eye about the £88.2m market cap business is their planned expansion to extend genetic testing into cancer detection and prevention. Acquiring Elucigene in April 2019 means the company has been able to expand into the US market and launch its first oncology product.Like Shearwater, YGEN has just posted its first positive earnings. Revenue is growing strongly, up from £0.1m to £8.8m over the last five years, and directors in the company continue to buy more stock to raise their personal stakes, which bodes well.CEO Lyn Rees highlighted the firm’s strong prospects in recent half year results to 30 September 2019. Revenue was up 97% with excellent organic growth of 56%, gross profits 141% higher, and net cash “significantly improved” to £3.6m compared to net debt of £12.8m over the previous half.I usually seek positive language in regulatory updates, backed by strong financial fundamentals, and YGEN has this in spades. “I remain convinced we have a very significant opportunity ahead of us,” Rees noted, adding, “we are confident in our outlook for the year ahead and very excited about the prospects for further growth over the following years“. See all posts by Tom Rodgerslast_img read more

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Wallaby Wycliff Palu returns to Australia

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wycliff Palu speaks to the media in Hanmer Springs about his injury and early edparture from the squadWallabies No 8 Wycliff Palu is returning to Australia. The 29 year-old limped out of his 38th Test match last weekend in Wellington after suffering the reoccurrence of a hamstring strain in his left leg. Scans in Christchurch yesterday revealed the extent of the damage.Given the reoccurrence of the injury, Palu is expected to require six weeks of rehabilitation before he would be fit to be considered for selection again. Unfortunately this time frame rules him out of further participation in the Rugby World Cup which has prompted the selectors to release him from the squad.“It’s bad luck for Wycliff. Unfortunately his previous history of injury in this area has impacted, in terms of lengthening the timelines that are required for his rehabilitation,” Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says.While Palu will be replaced in Australia’s 30-man squad, Deans says the selectors will be taking their time with that decision, and may even delay any call until after this weekend’s final Pool match against Russia in Nelson, so they can determine at that point what the team’s specific needs are.Lock Dan Vickerman and fullback Kurtley Beale also underwent scans in Christchurch yesterday. Vickerman was cleared of any problems in his leg.Beale, who left the field during the first half of last week’s 67-5 win over the United States, was diagnosed with a minor hamstring strain which will see him rested from this weekend’s final pool match in order to get him ready for a possible quarter-final the following weekend. Australian Wallabies Wycliff Palu speaks to the media during the 2011 Rugby World Cup in Hanmer Springs, New Zealand on September 27, 2011. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images) Midfielders Pat McCabe (shoulder), Anthony Fainga’a (head) and Rob Horne (cheek) also left the field during Australia’s third pool match. Fainga’a is following the IRB concussion protocols required by tournament and could be available for Australia’s next match.Although McCabe and Horne will miss Saturday’s historic game against Russia, the timelines have been established for their return to playing duties, and they will both be remaining with the squad.McCabe, who has made considerable progress with his injury since last weekend, is expected to be fit for consideration for a possible quarter-final appointment, while a possible semi-final (should Australia qualify) has been set as the return date for Horne after he underwent scans in Christchurch on Sunday. Although unavailable to play, Horne will run with the squad during its public training in Hanmer Springs this afternoon. Winger Digby Ioane is continuing his rehabilitation from the dislocated thumb he sustained in Australia’s opening match of the tournament against Italy, and is on-track to be available should the Wallabies qualify for the quarter-finals.Flankers David Pocock (back) and Scott Higginbotham (back), winger James O’Connor and lock James Horwill (shoulder) are all expected to be available for selection for Australia’s next match at the tournament.last_img read more

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El Establo / [Plup!] Studio Costa Rica

first_img Costa Rica Manufacturers: Extralum, Lafarge Holcim, FV, METALCO, PlycemCollaborator Architects:Carlos A. Bolaños A., Daniela M. Chaverri C., Ana Rosa Alan, Andrey Blanco, Cesar DelgadoEngineers:S3 Ingenieros; Jose A. Murillo.Architect In Charge:Carlos A. Bolaños A.City:GuácimaCountry:Costa RicaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Roberto d´Ambrosio S.Text description provided by the architects. Located in a rural area in the outskirts of San Jose, is [El Establo]. A project that was thought to have a very honest relationship with both its natural and constructed context. The concept of the project stems from the structures for the stables, very common in the area that regularly has horse’s establishments.Save this picture!© Roberto d´Ambrosio S.A relatively warm zone throughout the year motivated us to implement climate conditioning strategies such as long overhangs and cross ventilation, typical of tropical architecture. The area, although it is 20 km from San Jose, has conditions closer to the dry tropical forest.Save this picture!Floor PlanConceptually, the project is inhabited between bays. The repetition of these bays is what promotes dwelling and its habitability becomes from the space in between. It was given particular importance that this habitability had a very strong relationship with the outside, the house is designed so that the border between the outside and the inside is lost once it opens.Save this picture!© Roberto d´Ambrosio S.The concept was built with affordable materials and easy acquisition, to achieve a project high in cost benefit and accessible to the owners. The prefabrication of the bays for their eventual installation, generated that the constructive process was relatively fast, representing significant savings. Also, the materials were handled honestly, with local labor, and without makeup.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!IsometricNeighbors warned that in the rainy season the property suffers from small accumulations of rainwater that emerges from the earth, so the project was thought light weighted, on piles that became floor, wall and ceiling in a single intention in shape of bays.Save this picture!© Roberto d´Ambrosio S.However, after saying all of the above, the most important thing for us as architects of the project is not the project as such, but rather that it reflects its owners, people with a big heart, simple and honest. If the project at the end of the process made them feel identified, we as architects feel successful. More than customers, they have become our friends and have invited us to the process of maturation and use of their built space.Project gallerySee allShow lessCORE 9 / Beaumont ConceptsSelected ProjectsLaurian Ghinitoiu Captures Dreamlike Nature of Junya Ishigami’s Work at Fondation Ca…Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Las Vueltas de La Guácima, Provincia de Alajuela, Guácima, Costa RicaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyResidential Architecture•Guácima, Costa Rica ArchDaily “COPY” Residential Architecture 2017 Photographs “COPY” El Establo / [Plup!] Studio Costa RicaSave this projectSaveEl Establo / [Plup!] Studio Costa Rica Photographs:  Roberto d´Ambrosio S. Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891038/el-establo-plup-studio-costa-rica Clipboard Projects Area:  0 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891038/el-establo-plup-studio-costa-rica Clipboard El Establo / [Plup!] Studio Costa Rica Save this picture!© Roberto d´Ambrosio S.+ 16Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Year:  Architects: [Plup!] Studio Costa Rica Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this office[Plup!] Studio Costa RicaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureGuácimaCosta RicaPublished on March 29, 2018Cite: “El Establo / [Plup!] Studio Costa Rica” [El Establo / [Plup!] Studio Costa Rica] 29 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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10 career tips from WaterAid’s five female CEOs around the world

first_img WaterAid has five women leading the charity as CEOs in its country offices around the world. Here they share their advice for women and girls on reaching their goals.There are 3.7 billion women and girls in the world. Currently, seven FTSE 100 companies are led by women. The charity and fundraising sector can’t demonstrate parity either, according to the latest survey by Civil Society Media. Although for the first time there are now 50 women among the top 100 charities’ fundraising directors, the number of female directors at the top 20 charities dropped from 12 in 2015 to just nine this year.WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. Part of its approach is to consider women as essential to driving change. The charity “is proud to invest in women’s leadership – in the community-based groups where it works and in its offices around the world”. Its current campaign, Made of the Same Stuff, echoes that approach. WaterAid’s CEOs in America, Australia, Canada, Sweden and the UK are all female. Four of them gathered recently in London, and with their fifth colleague, they have shared their advice for women and girls on succeeding and reaching their goals. Tagged with: careers gender leadership women 8. Be patient“Be kind to yourself, you can’t change the world overnight – you can influence bits of it at a time, but it can’t be done overnight.”Nicole Hurtubise, WaterAid Canada Chief Executive AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 4. Believe in yourself“I think that we teach young girls to doubt themselves. For some reason, the way that we bring up our girls doesn’t inspire confidence in themselves. So I would say just give it a go – you can do it.”Rosie Wheen, WaterAid Australia Chief Executive 6. Give it your all“Really believe in what you’re doing, do a job that plays to your heart, to your values, so that you’ll give it your all.”Barbara Frost, WaterAid UK Chief Executive Advertisement 3. Find a mentor“Find a mentor, find someone you believe in, someone you trust who can accompany you on your path.”Nicole Hurtubise, WaterAid Canada Chief Executive 10. Smile“You need determination, a really, really good sense of humour, and self-confidence of course… Remember to smile – smile through adversity.”Nicole Hurtubise, WaterAid Canada Chief Executive Barbara FrostBarbara Frost, WaterAid’s CEO, spent a week in Bangladesh where she met communities who explained how improved water and sanitation had changed their lives for the better. Photo: WaterAid/Abir Abdullah 9. Be resilient“Have courage and resilience. Keep believing in yourself even when it’s tough, even when others don’t believe in you – and even when you don’t believe yourself – just keep at it.”Sarina Prabasi, WaterAid America Chief Executivecenter_img  184 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 Top 10 career tips for women and girls1. Take risks“Take some big risks, have a big vision and believe in yourself.”Barbara Frost, WaterAid UK Chief Executive 7. Leave your comfort zone“The sky is not going to fall in if you make a mistake. You will actually learn more from giving it a go and getting yourself out of your comfort zone. What I have really found is 80% of success is just giving it a go.”Rosie Wheen, WaterAid Australia Chief Executive Cynthia Akinyi, 12, is seventh grade student at Chamagaha Primary School. Bondo, Siaya, Kenya. 13 October 2016. Photo: WaterAid/ Behailu Shiferaw.  183 total views,  1 views today 10 career tips from WaterAid’s five female CEOs around the world Howard Lake | 25 January 2017 | News 5. Say yes“Try out new things, it’s ok to fail, but just go out there, say yes, be brave and try out. You will make a change if you really want to.”Cecilia Chatterjee-Martinsen, WaterAid Sweden Chief Executive 2. Find your passion“Go out and try and find your passion, it’s when you have that passion and that commitment that you can actually make a difference.”Cecilia Chatterjee-Martinsen, WaterAid Sweden Chief Executive Barbara Frost has been WaterAid UK’s Chief Executive for 11 years.When she met up with her fellow CEO’s, she said:“Despite the current feeling of uncertainty in the world I would encourage young women setting off in their careers to go with where your heart takes you as you will be far more successful if you love what you are doing. Trust your gut instinct, consider your options, take risks but don’t be rash, and above all believe in yourself and be yourself.“By 2030 I’d like to see a world where all women have access to water and sanitation, equal rights, equal opportunities, and are living healthy lives out of poverty and free to make choices about their part in the world. Essentially we’re all Made of the Same Stuff; we’re all made of around 60% water. All of us on this planet are connected, so let’s ensure we all play our part and reach our potential, because together we can make history”.last_img read more

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College of Fine Arts dean search to continue next year

first_img Previous articleWhat to expect from the new Music CenterNext articleNoticias TCU Alexandra Preusser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site to open Saturday outside of Amon G. Carter Stadium ReddIt printThe search for the Teresa Ann Carter King Dean of the College of Fine Arts will continue into the 2020-21 academic year.Dr. Richard Gipson, the dean, has agreed to serve for another year as the search continues. Dr. Gipson’s title changed from “interim dean” to “dean” effective immediately as of Feb. 25. “I would also like to thank the search committee for their dedication and commitment to the selection process,” Provost Dahlberg said in an email to the university last week.  “The Teresa Ann Carter King Dean of the College of Fine Arts is a wonderful opportunity and I’m confident a renewed search will result in our finding a highly qualified, visionary leader that is the right fit for TCU and this unique deanship.” Gipson had been the interim dean since August 2018. Before being appointed as dean, he was the director of the TCU School of Music for 16 years. Dr. GipsonPhoto Courtesy TCU“At TCU’s College of Fine Arts, we are committed to discovering, nurturing and supporting the artistic potential in our students as well as sharing the fine arts with the larger community,” Dr. Gibson said on the TCU College of Fine Arts website. “At TCU our students develop their talents, explore the diversity of cultural expression and prepare for a successful career, all in harmony and concert with our public. While we already enjoy an impressive array of strategically designed and supportive physical spaces, TCU is committed to improving our facilities through major capital improvement projects.”  Since Gipson has been a part of the School of Music, the program has grown locally, regionally, nationally and internally, according to the TCU College of Fine Arts website.Additionally, Gipson has helped create partnerships in the community that continue to develop. Faculty and staff size, as well as enrollment, have increased. Facilities continue to expand, including The Van Cliburn Concert Hall which will open in Fall 2020 on campus.    Gipson was appointed after former dean, Dr. Anne Helmreich, left TCU to work for the Getty Research Institute.                                       Welcome TCU Class of 2025 + posts Facebook College of Fine Arts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ TCU Gives Day raises money for scholarships and department funds Cap and gown shipments delayed, off-color versions handed out for 2020, 2021 graduates Twitter Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Director of baseball operations shares her journey into sports Facebook Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Alexandra Preusser is a sophomore journalism major and business minor from Wilmington, North Carolina. She has worked with TCU360 as a sports journalist. She is also an intern with the TCU Athletics Communications Department. ReddIt Twitter Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Linkedin Alexandra Preusser last_img read more

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Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

first_img Community News More Cool Stuff Here are the Pets of the Week available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society this week: Subscribe 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. Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Ginger (A408062) is a 2-month-old, female, shorthair tortoiseshell kitten who loves to cuddle. Ginger begins purring the second you start petting her, and continues purring and making biscuits for as long as you keep giving her attention! This playful kitty loves toys, especially feather toys she can chase around the room. After a long play session, she’s happy to snuggle in your lap for a quick snooze. She enjoys playing with the other kittens in our communal room, and although she could make a great only pet, she would love to find a forever home with another cat or kitten to be her playmate.The adoption fee for cats is $70, which includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and vaccinationsNew adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A408062, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at pasadenahumane.org. 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pumpkin (A407144) is a 6-year-old, neutered male, brown beagle mix. When he came to PHS, he had some difficulty walking. A medical check revealed a tumor on one toe that needed to be removed. Fortunately, the surgery was successful and Pumpkin is healing well while he waits for his forever home. Pumpkin is as happy a dog as you could imagine. He greets you excitedly before climbing into your lap for some face kisses or rolling over for some tummy rubs. Pumpkin has gotten along well with other small dogs out on our Mobile Unit.Pumpkin’s adoption fee is $125 and includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and vaccinations. Pumpkin qualifies for our Seniors for Seniors program, so his adoption fee is just $20 for adopters age 60 and up.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A407144, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at pasadenahumane.org. Make a commentcenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, November 28, 2016 | 2:14 pmlast_img read more

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The La Salle High School Speech & Debate Team Compete

first_img Community News Education The La Salle High School Speech & Debate Team Compete Article and Photos courtesy of LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 11:33 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_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. Subscribe This last Saturday, the La Salle High School Speech & Debate team competed in the National Tournament qualifiers. Juniors Jack Crawford and John Nahas advanced to the final round against Flintridge Prep. Sophomores Sebastian Dunbar and Will Murray also competed against Flintridge Prep in the final round, but got knocked out, and now stand as the 2nd alternates to head to Nationals 2017 in Alabama.Please give them a bit smile and congratulate the two teams. They worked really hard, and will continue to do so as they prepare for the National Tournament from 6/20-6/24.La Salle High School, 3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-8951 or visit www.lasallehs.org. First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Community News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

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Limerick people asked to consider a career in tourism

first_imgTwitter TAGSlimerick Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsLimerick people asked to consider a career in tourismBy Staff Reporter – October 11, 2016 696 Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live YOUNG Limerick people are being encouraged to explore employment opportunities in the tourism industry as part of a nationwide recruitment drive.Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan, who launched the initiative last week, highlighted the many opportunities for worthwhile careers that are now available in the world of tourism.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The industry-led programme is designed to enable second-level students aged 15-18 to explore the full range of exciting career paths and options available.Targeting post-primary schools and youth reach centres in Limerick and across the country, the initiative is being run by the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) and the Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI) in partnership with Fáilte Ireland.It includes an interactive online programme for students and teachers (Tourism Insight) and a free digital and print magazine on tourism career options (Get a Life in Tourism).With over 40 different career choices, there is a wide range of options for young people across areas such as food and beverage; catering; accommodation services; reception; leisure centre and spa facility management; sales and marketing; human resources; IT; management and finance.Minister O’Donovan said; “Tourism is one of Ireland’s most important economic sectors, demonstrating great prospects for continued growth. The various strands of the new tourism careers programme should grab the attention of our young people and open their eyes to the exciting employment and development opportunities in this growing sector.More can be found at www.tourisminsight.ie or at www.getalifeintourism.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashcenter_img Previous articleFirelighters and methadone included in homeless Limerick man’s last mealNext articleTechWest to fill 100 jobs at ACI Worldwide and General Motors in Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

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International Pancake Day

first_img Previous article032117_OHS Permian_06Next article032417_engineering building ground breaking_09 Digital AIM Web Support International Pancake Day WhatsApp Twitter Server Harley Davidson holds a short stack of pancakes that are being served free from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on International Pancake Day at IHOP. Donations  benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. IHOPs nationally hope to raise more than #3.5 million for charities on pancake day. Pinterest WhatsApp Local Newscenter_img Twitter Facebook Facebook Pinterest TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 last_img read more

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Insurer Liable To Pay Third Party And Recover From Insured Even In Case Of Breach Of Condition Under Act Policy and Contractual Policy: Karnataka HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesInsurer Liable To Pay Third Party And Recover From Insured Even In Case Of Breach Of Condition Under Act Policy and Contractual Policy: Karnataka HC [Read Judgment] Mehal Jain19 May 2020 11:44 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court last week held that under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, the insurer is liable to pay the third party and recover from the insured even if there is breach of any condition both under the Act policy and the contractual policy, unless fraud or collusion is established. The Full Bench of the High Court was considering the following questions referred to by a…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court last week held that under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, the insurer is liable to pay the third party and recover from the insured even if there is breach of any condition both under the Act policy and the contractual policy, unless fraud or collusion is established. The Full Bench of the High Court was considering the following questions referred to by a Single Judge- 1. If it is shown the insurance policy is not ‘Act’ policy in terms of Sections 145 and 147 of the Motor Vehicles Act, but a contractual policy issued collecting extra premium indicating insurance company has enlarged its liability, will not the insurance company be liable to pay and recover even if there is any breach by the insurer? 2. In such cases, is not the rule to ‘pay and recover’ applicable in view of the mandate in Section 149, M.V.Act that upon issuance of policy, the insurer is bound to discharge the award as if it were a judgment debtor? Section 147 provides that a policy of insurance must be a policy which— (a) is issued by a person who is an authorised insurer; and (b) insures the person or classes of persons specified in the policy to the extent of the amount of liability incurred, or in respect of damage to any property of a third party, a limit of rupees six thousand:(i) against any liability which may be incurred by him in respect of the death of or bodily injury to any person, including owner of the goods or his authorised representative carried in the vehicle or damage to any property of a third party caused by or arising out of the use of the vehicle in a public place;(ii) against the death of or bodily injury to any passenger of a public service vehicle caused by or arising out of the use of the vehicle in a public place. Section 149 imposes the Duty on Insurers to satisfy judgments and awards against persons insured in respect of third party risk. Sub-section (1) of the provision stipulates that If, after a certificate of Insurance has been issued in favour of the person by whom a policy has been effected, judgment or award in respect of any such liability as is required to be covered by a policy is obtained against any person insured by the policy, then, notwithstanding that the insurer may be entitled to avoid or cancel the policy, the insurer shall pay to the person entitled to the benefit of the decree any sum assured payable thereunder, as if he were the judgment debtor, in respect of the liability. The bench noted that Section 149 (2) of the Act provides the grounds or defences, on the basis of which the insurer can defend the action; can avoid the liability under the Act. They are stated in sub-section (2)(a) of Section 149 of the Act: the first is a condition excluding the use of the vehicle (i) for hire or reward, where the vehicle is, on the date of the contract of insurance a vehicle not covered by a permit to ply for hire or reward, or (ii) for organised racing and speed testing, or (iii) for a purpose not allowed by the permit under which the vehicle is used, where the vehicle is a transport vehicle, or (iv) without side-car being attached where the vehicle is a motor cycle; or a condition excluding driving by a named person or persons or by any person who is not duly licensed, or by any person who has been disqualified for holding or obtaining a driving licence during the period of disqualification; or a condition excluding liability for injury caused or contributed to by conditions of war, civil war, riot or civil commotion. Sub-section (2)(b) speaks of the situation where the policy is void on the ground that it was obtained by the non- disclosure of a material fact or by a representation of fact which was false in some material particular. Sub-section (4) asserts that so much of the policy as purports to restrict the insurance of the persons insured thereby by reference to any condition other than those in clause (b) of sub-section (2) shall be of no effect. The High Court appreciated that Sub-section (7) makes it clear that the Insurance Company which has been given notice of award will not be entitled to avoid its liability, except on the aforesaid grounds. Observations of the Court The three-judge bench arrived at the following conclusions- 1. Having regard to Section 149(1) r/w Section 149(7) whenever a case falls under Section 149(2)(a) and the same is successfully established or proved by the Insurance Company, as per the twin tests laid by the Supreme Court in National Insurance Co. Ltd. v. Swaran Singh, nevertheless, the insurer or Insurance Company is liable to satisfy the award vis-à-vis a third party and is entitled to recover from the insured. This is irrespective of, the policy being an Act policy in terms of Section 147 pertaining to compulsory coverage of risks of third parties and other classes of persons stated therein or a policy covering other risks by specific contract being entered into in that regard and where additional premium is paid by the insured i.e., a contractual policy. “Even where the insurer is able to prove breach on the part of the insured concerning the policy condition regarding holding of a valid licence by the driver or his qualification to drive during the relevant period, the insurer would not be allowed to avoid its liability towards insured unless the said breach or breaches on the condition of driving licence is/ are so fundamental as are found to have contributed to the cause of the accident”, the Apex Court had laid down in Swaran Singh. 2. The Insurer is liable to pay the third party and recover from the insured even if there is breach of any condition recognized under Section 149 (2), even if it is a fundamental breach (that is breach of condition which is the cause for the accident) and the insurer proves the said breach in view of the mandate under Section 149(1) of the Act. But, no such order can be passed against the insurer, if, on the facts and circumstances of a case, a finding is given by the court that the third party (injured or deceased) had played any fraud or was in collusion with the insured, individually or collectively, for a wrongful gain to themselves or cause wrongful loss to the insurer. 3. The Court can also fasten the absolute liability on the insurer, if there is any breach of condition which is enumerated under Section 149(2) of the Act or any other condition of the policy if the Insurance Company has waived breach of any such condition or has taken the special responsibility to pay by collecting extra premium by covering any type of risk depending upon facts of each case. 4. Thus, the rule of pay and recover is applicable in view of the mandate in Section 149(4) of the Act and even if there is a breach of the terms of the insurance policy, the insurer is bound to satisfy the judgment and award as if it were a judgment debtor, even if it satisfies the twin tests enunciated by the Hon’ble Supreme Court under Section 149(4)(a) of the Act. 5. Before passing any order on the Insurance Company to pay and recover, the Court has to examine the facts and circumstances of each case and if it finds that the victim, injured or the deceased, in a particular case, was solely or jointly responsible for breach of such fundamental condition by playing fraud or in collusion with the insured, the Court may exercise its discretion not to fasten the liability on the insurer. 6. However, the court should not adopt the above guideline as a general rule in all cases, but only under peculiar facts and circumstances of each case and on giving appropriate reasons. 7. If the Insurance Company makes out a case under Section 149(2)(b) of the Act, then also the Insurance Company has to satisfy the award so far as third party is concerned, as it is the duty of the Insurance Company to indemnify the insured on the basis of the policy of the insurance and even when the contract of insurance itself is void, nevertheless the liability to indemnify the insured would arise and insurer is entitled to recover from the insured. 8. Thus, in a case where Section 149(2)(b) applies and the Insurance Company successfully establishes that the policy is void, in such a case also, the insurer is not absolved of its liability to satisfy the judgment or award as rights or obligations would flow even from a policy which is void vis-à-vis third party. In such a case, the insurer is not completely absolved of its liability, the insured would have to satisfy the award vis-à-vis the third party and recover from the insured the amount paid to the third party and may also have a right to seek damages from the insured. 9. The judgment of the Division Bench of this Court in Subramanyam, holding that a pay and recovery order cannot be made as there is no liability to pay or satisfy the award or decree in respect of a case falling under Section 149(2) is not correct. Hence, that portion of the judgment in Subramanyam, which states that if the case falls within the scope of Section 149(2) of the Act and the insurer is successful in establishing any of the defences as stated therein, it would be completely absolved of its liability to satisfy the award is also not correct and to that extent, it is held to be bad in law.Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Next Storylast_img read more

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Jamia Violence: Delhi HC Directs Centre To File Replies Within 2 Days To Petitions Seeking Independent Probe

first_imgNews UpdatesJamia Violence: Delhi HC Directs Centre To File Replies Within 2 Days To Petitions Seeking Independent Probe Karan Tripathi12 July 2020 11:54 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Monday directed the Central Government to file its reply to all the petitions concerning Jamia violence within 2 days. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan further directed the Centre to stick to the said timeline otherwise the court will pass a strict order. In addition to this, the court has directed the Petitioners to file…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court on Monday directed the Central Government to file its reply to all the petitions concerning Jamia violence within 2 days. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan further directed the Centre to stick to the said timeline otherwise the court will pass a strict order. In addition to this, the court has directed the Petitioners to file their rejoinders within 4 days of receiving the reply from Centre. All the parties are directed to circulate the consolidated list of issues among themselves. The present order has come in a batch of petitions seeking independent judicial enquiry into the alleged acts of police brutality that took place inside the campus of Jamia Millia University last December. The Petitioners have argued that the Delhi Police entered the University campus without prior permission and allegedly violence both against the protesting students but also students sitting in the library and mosque. In addition to independent enquiry, these petitions also demand compensation for students who suffered serious injuries during the violence. In its affidavit, Delhi Police had submitted that the police used proportionate force to stop an alleged mob of unlawful assembly, the Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police states that is not only the right but an obligation and a duty of the police to enter any such areas, when circumstances and situation legitimately demand such an action on part of the police to maintain law and order and to ensure protection of life, limb and property of innocent citizens and general public. While highlighting that no coercive action has been taken against any of the innocent students studying in Jamia, the affidavit had also submitted that with a view to tackle the alleged riotous situation which was going out of hand, the police authorities had to take adequate measures like use of tear gas shelling and lathi charge. The use of the aforesaid was minimalistic considering the gravity of the situation. The case pertains to violence that broke out at the campus of Jamia Millia Islamia University last December. While the police claims that the force used was proportionate to the violence committed by the mob, there are many students who are severely injured and are seeking registering of FIRs against the erring officials as well as compensation for their injuries. The court will next take up the matter on July 21. Next Storylast_img read more

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Three people drown in rip currents at North Carolina beaches

first_imgTongRo Images(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Dangerous rip currents proved deadly on Saturday as three people drowned at beaches in North Carolina.Two of the deaths happened at different beaches in Brunswick County, while a third happened just miles north in New Hanover County. Brunswick County is located in southern North Carolina on the border with South Carolina and just across the state line from popular tourist spot Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.A 20-year-old man died after being swept away by a rip current off Sunset Beach at about 2 p.m. Saturday, according to Raleigh ABC affiliate WTVD-TV. Beachgoers had already begun performing CPR on the man before emergency responders arrived.He was taken to Novant Brunswick Medical Center in Bolivia, where he was pronounced dead.Another man, about 40 years old, drowned at Holden Beach — about 25 miles up the shore — while trying to help someone get free from a rip current, officials told WTVD-TV. The other person was safely brought to shore.A third swimmer died at Wrightsville Beach in neighboring New Hanover County, which includes Wilmington, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, according to the Wilmington Star News. Lifeguards pulled the man out of the ocean, but he was already not breathing, Wrightsville Beach Fire Chief Glen Rogers told the paper.There was a moderate rip-current warning in place for most of the coast of North Carolina over the weekend.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Manhunt intensifies for armed, Columbine-obsessed teen who threatened local schools

first_imgSol Pais is armed and dangerous. We are operating out of an abundance of caution. The threat is not isolated to one school or individual. Federal, state, and local law enforcement are working together to keep our community safe. Tip Line: 303-630-6227. Media Line: 303-630-6427. pic.twitter.com/KENVT1kEK3— FBI Denver (@FBIDenver) April 17, 2019Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Marc Piscotty/Getty Images(DENVER) —  A manhunt is intensifying for an armed teenager allegedly obsessed with the Columbine shooting making threats to schools in the Denver area, according to authorities.The 18-year-old woman, Sol Pais, traveled this week from Miami — where she attends high school — to Colorado, where she bought a pump-action shotgun and ammunition, Dean Phillips, special agent in charge of the Denver FBI, said Tuesday night.She has allegedly expressed an infatuation with the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo.; because of her comments and actions, she’s considered a credible threat to the community, Phillips said.The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office called Pais “extremely dangerous.” She was last spotted in the foothills west of Denver, officials said Tuesday night.This Saturday will mark 20 years since the Columbine massacre. On April 20, 1999, two students opened fire at Columbine High School, murdering 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves.In the wake of the threats, Denver public schools are closed Wednesday, as well as public schools in Jefferson County, which encompasses Columbine High School.Public schools are also closed Wednesday in nearby Littleton, Cherry Creek, Douglas County and Aurora.The threat is not isolated to one school or individual, police said.Schools in the Denver area were placed on lockout as a precaution on Tuesday. Students were later released and no one was injured.Pais is a senior at Miami Beach Senior High School in Miami, Fla. The Miami-Dade County Public Schools said it is “fully cooperating” with the search in Colorado for the teenager.“There is no immediate threat to Miami-Dade Schools. However, in an abundance of caution and as a matter of prevention, we have heightened our alert systems and have disseminated information regarding this individual, including her picture, to all schools throughout the District,” Miami-Dade schools said in a statement on Wednesday. “Law enforcement officials are conducting a comprehensive background check on this student. Based on initial information, she has not been the subject of any investigation. We will continue to remain vigilant throughout this process. We encourage you to do the same.”Pais stands at about 5 feet 5 inches tall and was wearing a black T-shirt, camouflage pants and black boots, authorities said.Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI tipline at (303) 630-6227.last_img read more

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HR strategy forum

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Askour experts. Personnel Today would like readers to send in their strategic HRdilemma. All questions will remain anonymous and will be forwarded to ourstrategy forum members, two of whom will provide step-by-step advice in themagazine. Send your dilemmas to [email protected] dilemma A major retailer which has lost significant market share is now on therebound. With 300 stores, the organisation has a new CEO, externally recruited.The market, investors and employees have high expectations. What is the newCEO’s vision? The CEO took over on 1 January and is about to announce the grand plan. Thiscentres on four key business imperatives: focus on fresh; maximise high margin,non-food sales – think ‘out of the box’ retailing; drive cost out of thebusiness – revolutionise the supply chain operations; and create a credible ownlabel younger-market clothing brand. The major issue is how to implement changes quickly, ensuring new businessprocesses are adapted and people processes are fully aligned. The organisation’s workforce is based on its traditional heartland: solid,highly loyal and experienced workforce. But there is a sense that this group isout of touch with the magnitude of change required and the desired customerbase. How can the organisation win over its traditional ‘grow-your-own’ managerialcadre with the new customer proposition? At the same time, the HR function is going through its own seismic change.It is largely transactional, hands-off rather than strategic. Given theproposition above, it feels under pressure to deliver. The former group HRdirector – an in-house incumbent with more than 15 years’ experience – resignedin December. A new external candidate starts next month. The HR leadership teamhas been transformed over the past 12 months and there has been a majorrestructuring. Questions to be addressed: – Given the turmoil within HR, how can the department deliver to thebusiness? – How can the organisation measure the expected return on investment interms of human capital? The new HR director has just one to two months to align HR to thiscompelling business strategy. Solution 1 By Penny Davis, head of HR operations, T-MobileStep 1 Build your credibilityby understanding the business. Is the loss in market share due to one ormultiple causes? Have some stores been more successful than others? Gain viewsfrom as many stakeholders as possible: visit your competitors to see what theydo differently, talk to employees – it is those closest to the customers whohave the clearest insights into what needs to change. Understand the keybusiness measures. Whatever strategy you develop will be strengthened if youestablish yourself as a business person first, and an HR director second. Step 2 The CEO has developedfour business imperatives. You have an opportunity to work with the board todevelop these into a strategic plan and create the long-term vision. Theleadership team needs a shared understanding of what you are changing, as wellas future strategy, before it can engage with stakeholders. Once there isclarity about the customer proposition, you can begin to consider the employeeproposition.Step 3 Understand the historyof implementing change in the organisation. Leadership is a critical successfactor. Assess how far the change can be led from top down, and the opportunityfor bottom-up involvement. Ensure the future leadership model is articulated,and future skill needs understood. Analyse the gap between current and futurestate. You have a loyal and experienced workforce; you need to consider how youwill engage them in the change. Step 4 The people managementprocesses need to align with, and reinforce the business objectives. Considerthese both in terms of the short term (processes such as performance managementwhich enable the immediate business objectives) and long term (processes suchas organisational and workforce development which facilitate the strategy).Agree the measures of success.Step 5 This is an opportunity for HR to model thechange. Once you have established the employment proposition and the peoplestrategy, structure HR to reflect this. The business imperatives use words suchas ‘out of the box’ and ‘revolutionise’, while the current HR structure coversthe traditional areas of expertise. Consider your capability to drive processchange. Assess how you will work with suppliers to reduce costs. Engage yourteam in building the vision for the future. Solution 2 By Jim Matthewman, worldwide partner, Mercer Human Resource ConsultingThis scenario reflects the challengefor many CEOs and their HR functions in this economic climate. New CEOs arerequired to declare new business strategies and want to implement them withinsix months. Yet the people dimension, it is often assumed, will simply follow.There are two immediate requirements: first, to articulate, cascade and alignbusiness functions and employees to the new strategies; second, to assesswhether the organisation has the skill, capability, leadership and appetite forthe change. Step 1 The new HR directorneeds to review with each executive director the people implications of the newstrategies within their own function, the degree of change required, andwhether they believe they have the leadership to deliver in their area. Whatobstacles or barriers will hinder implementation of the change? Step 2 The HR leadership team should assess HR’s abilityto partner with the business goals to address the challenges identified. Ifthere is a shortfall, look for a credible external partner with a track recordof change management to support the HR function and assist the business overthe next six months.Step 3 Run a solutionsworkshop with the CEO and top management to report back the viewpoints,concerns and challenges. Use this qualitative feedback, combined withoperational and financial data, to assess the degree of alignment and establishpriorities; agree the roles of line management and HR in executing change; andoutline a new people strategy to underpin the new business imperatives. Calculate the expected investment required, the value to thebusiness, and ease of implementation.Step 4 Identify areas ofsignificant change and undertake a review of skills, capability and readinessto change/alignment. In the light of this, review the organisation’s talentstrategy to consider areas to buy or build capability given the set timeframes.Step 5 Get the HR leadershipgroup to review current HR practices (for example recognition and reward,resourcing, career planning) to ensure these are correctly aligned andintegrated to the new people strategy, so they are not launching newinitiatives yet rewarding old behaviour. Start to build a fact-based assessmentof workforce capability and management practices in order to track progressgoing forward and establish accountability for success. How the forum worksThe HR Strategy Forum, which issupported by some of the industry’s most experienced people (see below), isPersonnel Today’s major new initiative to help readers become more strategic intheir day-to-day operations. Over the coming months, Personnel Today will give a unique,developmental opportunity to hone your strategic skills using a wide range ofHR scenarios submitted by senior HR professionals. Each week, our panel ofexperienced practitioners and consultants will provide solutions to a typicalstrategic HR dilemma. You can get involved by sending in your own problems,marked ‘strategic dilemmas’, to [email protected] Brown, Assistant director general, CIPDPaul Kearns, Director, PWLJim Matthewma,n Worldwide partner,Mercer Human Resource ConsultingAndrew Mayo, Director,MLILouise Allen, Director, LAPartnersPenny Davis, Head of HR operations,T-MobileMarie Gill, Head of organisationaldevelopment, AsdaNeil Roden, HR director, Royal Bankof ScotlandRalph Tribe, Vice-president of HR,Getty ImagesDilys Winn, HR director, GloucestershireCounty CouncilMargaret Savage, Head of HR strategy,BT HR strategy forumOn 5 Aug 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. 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Causes and consequences of individual variability and specialization in foraging and migration strategies of seabirds

first_imgTechnological advances in recent years have seen an explosion of tracking and stable isotope studies of seabirds, often involving repeated measures from the same individuals. This wealth of new information has allowed the examination of the extensive variation among and within individuals in foraging and migration strategies (movements, habitat use, feeding behaviour, trophic status, etc.) in unprecedented detail. Variation is underpinned by key life-history or state variables such as sex, age, breeding stage and residual differences among individuals (termed ‘individual specialization’). This variation has major implications for our understanding of seabird ecology, because it affects the use of resources, level of intra-specific competition and niche partitioning. In addition, it determines the responses of individuals and populations to the environment and the susceptibility to major anthropogenic threats. Here we review the effects of season (breeding vs. nonbreeding periods), breeding stage, breeding status, age, sex and individual specialization on foraging and migration strategies, as well as the consequences for population dynamics and conservation.last_img read more

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Cougars win second game in Italy, 87-46

first_img Written by Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailROME – BYU improved to 2-0 on its tour of Italy with a dominant 87-46 win over LCC International from Lithuania on Tuesday in Arena Altero Feilici.Alex Barcello scored a team-high 15 points, Kolby Lee had 13 points and nine rebounds and Yoeli Childs contributed 12 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. Colby Leifson hit three 3-pointers for nine points and Wyatt Lowell chipped in eight points.The Cougars shot 44.2 percent from the field and held LCC International to 33.3 percent shooting. BYU won the rebound battle 44-33 and assisted on 30 of 34 field goals.Barcello, Lee, Lowell, Trevin Knell and Childs started for the Cougars. After falling behind 5-0, Barcello scored BYU’s first six points, hitting a 3-pointer and completing a three-point play.With the Cougars ahead 10-9, Lowell scored five points on one possession. He scored inside and was fouled but missed the free throw. Off the miss, Lee tipped the ball out to Lowell who knocked down an open 3 from the top of the key. On the next BYU possession, he hit another 3 to make it 18-9. The BYU run extended to 16-0 and was capped by a Colby Leifson 3. The Cougars led 28-11 after the first quarter.Blaze Nield scored on back-to-back drives to open the second quarter to give BYU a 32-13 advantage. LCC International played even with the Cougars the rest of the quarter as BYU went into the half with a 44-28 advantage.Barcello provided a spark at the beginning of the second half as he stole the ball on the first possession and went down the court to complete a three-point play. That set the tone for the rest of the quarter as seven different players scored while BYU outscored LCC International 27-10 to extend the lead to 71-38.The fourth started with Leifson hitting back-to-back 3s. BYU held LCC International to eight points in the period, finishing the game with an 87-46 advantage.The Cougars play their third game on Thursday against Stella Azzurra Academy at Arena Altero Feilici in Rome. Game time is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. in Italy (12:30 p.m. MT). August 20, 2019 /Sports News – Local Cougars win second game in Italy, 87-46 Tags: BYU Cougars Basketballlast_img read more

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NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS

first_imgLibrary Ice Cream Party launches Summer Reading ClubKids at both branches of the North Bergen Free Public Library walked away with books in one hand and dishes of ice cream in the other as the library held an ice cream party on Monday, June 25 to launch their Summer Reading Club.Kids had the option of chocolate or vanilla, plus a plethora of toppings such as gummy fish, M&Ms, cherries, sprinkles, crumbled cookies, syrup, whipped cream, and much more. (Disclosure: certain scheming adults managed to finagle their own dishes of dessert treats, despite not joining the reading club.)The Summer Reading Club is designed to keep students actively engaged in reading so that their reading and comprehension skills don’t fade over the months away from school. In addition to the ice cream party, kids receive a scratch-off coupon for each book they take out over the summer, up to one per day. Coupons entitle them to pick gifts from a selection of options including toys, candies, and other gifts.Upon receiving 10 coupons, they can redeem them for a 3D item of their choice created on the library 3D printer. For more information on the Summer Reading Club, visit www.nbpl.org or call (201) 869-4715.NB Health Dept. offers free Zika prevention kit for pregnant womenThe New Jersey Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend special precautions for pregnant women to protect themselves against Zika virus infection. If you are traveling to a high risk area please contact the North Bergen Health Department to pick up a free NJ Zika Prevention Kit for pregnant women. For more information and educational resources, contact the Health Department at (201) 392-2085.Beat the Heat at North Bergen’s three cooling centersNorth Bergen has three designated cooling centers available to all residents throughout the entire summer. Township residents who are feeling overheated are invited to come cool off during the hours the centers are operational. The cooling center locations are: Uptown library, 8411 Bergenline Ave.; Downtown library, 2123 Kennedy Blvd.; Recreation Center, 6300 Meadowview Ave. For the open hours at each of the centers call the library at 201-869-4715 or the Recreation Center at (201) 861-9601Community outreach targets health and diet of South Asian populationIn response to an increasing South Asian population in Jersey City and Hudson County, the Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) embarked on a community outreach program to continue the conversation and raise awareness of the prevalence of heart disease in the South Asian community. The risk of cardiovascular disease is four times greater in the South Asian population when compared with the general population. An offshoot of the hospital’s 2017 Red Sari campaign, the program’s goal is to help educate and reduce heart disease among South Asian families by stressing the importance of reducing sodium intake and getting your heart checked.Sharon Ambis, the Medical Center’s Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, who has traveled to India frequently, outlined the initiative, “Your heart doesn’t beat just for you. Get it checked,” at a lunch forum hosted by New Jersey City University (NJCU) in honor of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce 2018 Delegation.She noted, “Jersey City’s South Asian population appreciates our community outreach and educational programming to improve heart, health and well-being,” as part of her welcome remarks to the delegation.New Jersey’s Southeast Asian population has grown significantly over the past 10 years. The state now boosts more than 800,000 residents clustered in Hudson County, Middlesex County, Bergen County and Somerset County. With the highest educational achievements of any population sector and the highest median income of the state’s ethnic populations, the group contributes significantly to the stability of New Jersey.For information regarding any of the community outreach programming, contact Sharon Ambis, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications at Jersey City Medical Center at [email protected] Meet your local police, share concerns at four sessions in JulyThe North Bergen Police Department regularly hosts community meetings to get to know local residents. This July they will host four meetings at different locations throughout the township, where residents can meet the officers who patrol their neighborhoods, and share any local concerns.The meetings are part of a program known as N.B. TAPS (North Bergen Township Alternative Policing Strategy), designed to enhance police-community relations in the township. Residents get to meet and discuss issues face-to-face with the officers who serve their immediate community, and the officers get to learn about any matters of concern directly from the residents.All meetings will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. The dates and locations are as follows: Thursday, July 19: Uptown Public Library, 8411 Bergenline Ave.; Monday, July 23: North Bergen Town Hall Chambers, Lower Level, 4233 Kennedy Blvd.; Thursday, July 26: Downtown Public Library, 2123 Kennedy Blvd.Kids, get ready for ‘Fun with a Cop’ at the July 27 Water OlympicsKids in grades K through 5 are invited to spend the afternoon having “Fun with a Cop” at the Water Olympics on Friday, July 27.Get ready for a terrifically entertaining day of sports and entertainment, brought to you by the North Bergen Free Public Library, North Bergen Community Policing, and the Township of North Bergen. Dress for fun and expect to get very wet!The Water Olympics will take place at 11 a.m. in the soccer field in James J. Braddock Park. Transportation will be provided at 10:30 a.m. from the Kennedy Branch Library, 2123 Kennedy Blvd. Visit the Braddock Park Farmers Market every Sunday from 10 to 2The annual James J. Braddock Farmers Market is open for the season. Freeholder Anthony Vainieri hosted the 2018 grand opening on June 24, joined by a jazz band that entertained residents as they shopped for garden-fresh food and enjoyed the beautiful park. Fifteen vendors participated in the opening weekend and even more are expected on upcoming Sundays.Fresh locally-sourced produce is the centerpiece of the market, but much more is available, with a rotating lineup of vendors offering everything from hot food to desserts to craft gift items. Each week features something new and exciting.In addition there will be free cooking demos, free workout classes, free food sampling, live music, and more, so visit regularly to see what’s happening each week.The market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday through the end of September at the Veterans Memorial near 90th Street and Bergenline Avenue.Some of the 2018 featured vendors include Aponi Soapery, The Corn Guy, Discovery Toys, Hand Rolled Cigars, IPrint NJ, Leah Guy The Modern Sage, Modern Spin, Nolasco Farms, Occasions Cupcakery, Organic WorldUS, Park Lane Jewelry, Petunias Petals, San Filippo di’Sicilia, Second Dibbs, Usbourne Books, and Wicked Sensations.last_img read more

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Spring Awakening Stars & More Team Up For Lauren Pritchard’s 54 Below Debut

first_img View Comments Back in 2006, 18-year-old Lauren Pritchard made her Broadway debut as the free-spirited Ilse in Spring Awakening—now she’s all grown up, making her 54 Below debut! Pritchard welcomed fellow Spring Awakening friends Lilli Cooper (currently appearing in Wicked as the standby for Elphaba), Remy Zaken, Phoebe Strole, Brian Charles Johnson and Alice Lee onstage to sing a special medley from the Tony-winning musical, then invited Hair alum Kacie Sheik (bottom left, sister of Spring Awakening composer Duncan Sheik) and Chicago favorite Amy Spanger (bottom right) on stage to sing a few tunes. Congratulations, Lauren!last_img read more

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Cookin’ Up a Hit! See Songs from Waitress Starring Jessie Mueller

first_img Waitress Anyone who’s heard the Sara Bareilles album, What’s Inside: Songs from ‘Waitress’ are anticipating the new musical based on the hit indie film as much as anything else on Broadway’s horizon. Featuring a homespun story of a amateur pie maker stuck in a crappy marriage and her friends, the musical is led by Tony Award winning director Diane Paulus, stars Tony winner Jessie Mueller and features the sure-to-be loved stage songwriting debut of pop star Bareilles. At a press event on March 3, the cast previewed some of the show’s tunes. Enjoy!!Jessie Mueller as Jenna, Keala Settle as Becky and Kimiko Glenn sing “Soft Place to Land.” Mueller sings the breakout hit song “She Used to Be Mine.” Jenna hooks up with her gynecologist Dr. Pomatter (Drew Gehling) in “Bad Idea.” Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020 Kimiko Glenn, Jessie Mueller & Keala Settle in ‘Waitress’ Related Showscenter_img Ogie (Christopher Fitzgerald) professes his love to Dawn (Glenn) with “I Love You Like a Table.” Jessie Mueller Star Files View Comments Sara Bareilleslast_img read more

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Study recommends closing three coal units owned by city utility in Springfield, Illinois

first_imgStudy recommends closing three coal units owned by city utility in Springfield, Illinois FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The State Journal-Register:In a much-anticipated report, an energy consulting firm is recommending that City Water, Light and Power retire three of its four coal-fired power generators “as soon as feasible” while offering the utility a roadmap to a less coal-dependent future.The Energy Authority (TEA), which was retained by the city last year to map out a plan for the utility’s power generation for the next 20 years, released the 84-page “integrated resource plan” on Monday and gave a presentation to members of the Springfield City Council. The firm recommended that CWLP retire Dallman units 1, 2 and 3 by as early as 2020 after finding that “no scenario economically retained these units.”The results are not much of a surprise given the age of the units and the current state of the energy market, which has been upended by the rise of natural gas and the increasing affordability of renewable energy. For coal-dependent utilities like CWLP, it has not been easy to keep up.“One of the things that we’ve been saying for quite some time is that coal-fired units basically can’t compete very well in the market, they’re not competitive in the current market,” said CWLP chief utility engineer Doug Brown. “So this report basically confirms all of that.”Dallman 1 and 2, which have been in service since 1968 and 1972 respectively, only combine to generate about 19 percent of the CWLP’s total power and “are not needed for capacity,” the report states. And while Dallman 3, in service since 1978, provides needed capacity, TEA concluded replacing it is much more economical than the $210 million that would have to be spent over the next 20 years to maintain it.The report recommends issuing requests for proposals to meet the energy needs that arise from retiring coal-based power units. While the firm said CWLP could look at non-renewable power purchasing agreements, the majority of lower-cost PPAs are backed by renewable energy. If CWLP follows TEA’s recommendations, renewables would account for 53 percent of the power generated in 2031.More: Report recommends CWLP retire its three oldest power units, move away from coallast_img read more

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Dutch pension scheme backs BlackRock ESG launch with €50m

first_imgMathijs van Gool, director of the pension fund, said: “We wanted to introduce a measurable ESG policy for all our equity investments. Another requirement was that the costs should not be higher than with current products.“The risk of ESG selection is that too many preferences could result in the exclusion of too many sectors… The risk is that the fund may miss out on returns in the long run.“We want to invest according to ESG criteria, but not in that way. That is why we have chosen the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact as our tenets. They concern principles in the areas of human rights, working conditions, the environment and anti-corruption, that all 180 UN countries agreed on.”The UN Global Compact Principles, which have also been signed by many companies, have been translated into measurable criteria. BlackRock is one of the signatories.BlackRock has outsourced stock selection to the American-Swedish firm ISS Ethix, which monitors companies for violations of the UN Global Compact Principles.The original fund invests in around 360 out of 660 companies from the broad MSCI index for Europe excluding the UK. These companies are selected by BlackRock on the basis of quantitative analysis.“The fund has been outperforming the benchmark for years”, Van Gool said. “On average the return is one percentage point higher than the benchmark.”Back-testing of the ESG strategy showed there was “no significant difference”, Van Gool added. “Despite the ESG screening, the costs for the new fund remain the same, which the social partners consider of great importance.”For the time being, only a European ESG version of this fund has been launched. BlackRock is investigating how the same approach would affect the US strategy, Van Gool said, as there were likely to be more companies excluded. BlackRock has launched an environmental, social and governance (ESG) focused version of a semi-active European equity fund, at the request of Dutch pension fund SCA.The fund excludes companies that do not comply with the 10 UN Global Compact Principles.The €450m SCA pension fund has invested around €50m into the ESG fund. Another pension fund has joined in, but its name has not been revealed.SCA, the Dutch scheme of Swedish multinational firm Essity (which owns brand such as Tempo, Libresse, Tena and Cushelle), was already invested in European and US equities through BlackRock products. Most of the rest of its portflio is run by fiduciary manager MN.last_img read more

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Coventry beaten again

first_imgCoventry slipped to their sixth successive defeat after a 3-1 defeat to Belfast. Elsewhere, Matthew Myers, Doug Clarkson, Joey Haddad, Joey Martin and Andrew Hotham were all on-target as the Cardiff Devils crushed the Fife Flyers 5-0. After a goalless first two periods, the game exploded into life when Cody Brookwell opened the scoring, with Darryl Lloyd doubling the Giants’ lead soon after. Although the Blaze pulled one back through Justin DaCosta, David Phillips sealed victory for the Northern Irish side soon after. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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City complete swoop for Roberts

first_img Press Association Roberts moves for an undisclosed fee, but Press Association Sport understands City will pay in the region of £5million up front for the 18-year-old with a further £6million in add-ons. Roberts is City’s fourth summer signing, and the third Englishman following the arrivals of Raheem Sterling from Liverpool, Fabian Delph from Aston Villa and young Turkey striker Enes Unal from Bursaspor. City announced the signing via Twitter with a picture of Roberts putting pen to paper but offered no details of the deal. Fulham simultaneously announced the deal, saying: “The club can confirm that Patrick Roberts has joined Manchester City for an undisclosed fee. We wish him the best of luck in the future.” Roberts played just 22 times for the Cottagers after he made his debut as a second-half substitute against City in Fulham’s 5-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium in March last year . The Cottagers had been keen to keep Roberts, but it is understood he handed in a transfer request in order to seal a move to the Premier League club. Roberts has represented England at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-19 levels. He also led the Cottagers to the 2014 FA Youth Cup final where they lost 7-6 on aggregate to Chelsea. City urgently needed to add homegrown players to their ranks after the departures of James Milner, Frank Lampard, Dedryck Boyata, Scott Sinclair and Micah Richards left them with only Joe Hart and Gael Clichy before their flurry of moves in the past week. center_img Manchester City have completed the signing of Fulham teenager Patrick Roberts in a further move to boost their homegrown ranks. last_img read more

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Maturity and skill driving hockey player Kareem McKenzie to the top

first_imgMANY persons are encouraged by the level of maturity that 16-year-old hockey player Kareem McKenzie displays – both on and off the field.“He has great maturity for such a young player. He is so calm and composed under pressure and has great control and deceptive acceleration that get him past opponents easily,” said Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) president Philip Fernandes, who truly admires Kareem’s character.The Christ Church Secondary School student plays for the Bounty GCC men’s team. He’s also a part of the national senior men’s team, and the national Under-19 team. He has represented Guyana at the Men’s Pan American Challenge in Chile, and Junior Pan American Championship in Canada.His maturity, coupled with his skill, gives Kareem all the right ingredients to continue on his path to become one of Guyana’s greatest hockey players. Kareem already has his sights set on representing even higher on the international stage, including at the highest stage – the Hockey World Cup.“I want to make it to the Junior and Senior (Hockey) World Cup in the next few years’ time,” the youngster said.Also, apart from Kareem’s own aspirations, he wants to see hockey in Guyana developed, particularly in the area of better infrastructure. Kareem lamented that Guyana still does not have the right playing turf and this puts players at a disadvantage when they play in tournaments overseas.“I’m hoping that the GHB gets a water-base turf for hockey players in Guyana to get experience on a turf so the Guyana men’s and women’s national teams, and the club teams can get used to the speed of the turf,” Kareem pointed out. He also talked about wanting to see more in terms of sponsorship.“Funding and commitment are two major issues, because the Guyana male and female national teams can go to many tournaments around the world, but we lack funding,” he noted.Kareem had his first experience at an international tournament when he represented Guyana at the Pan American Challenge in Chile. He added experience with the Junior Pan American Championship last year.At the Junior Pan Am Kareem was faced with the struggle of balancing his preparations for that tournament and his academic obligations, as he was in the process of writing his CSEC examinations concurrently.Kareem even had to travel for the tournament a few days after his other teammates, to accommodate his exams and still develop his hockey.“The preparation for Canada I think I did balance it well, but I wasn’t 100% prepared for the competition because most of the practice sessions were in the evenings and Sunday morning when I had lessons,” he recalled.But he’s glad he was still able to be a part of the tournament, because he really loves getting to experience what the competition outside of Guyana is like.“I like to travel and play against other clubs and countries. I get to explore around different countries and play high, intense hockey which allows me to play at a high level and with good composure.” Kareem related.last_img read more

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Eaves signs 2 recruits for next year

first_imgWisconsin head coach Mike Eaves signed two new recruits yesterday to play in the 2009-10 season.[/media-credit]After losing four seniors to graduation and seeing WCHA Player of the Year Jamie McBain skip his final season at the University of Wisconsin, the men’s hockey team welcomed two new recruits for the 2009-10 season Wednesday afternoon.Joining the Badgers are goaltender Brett Bennett — who hails from Williamsville, N.Y. — and defenseman John Ramage of Chesterfield, Mo.Bennett in particular was a necessary addition to head coach Mike Eaves’ squad with three of the departing seniors playing goaltender, including two-year starter Shane Connelly. As of right now, Wisconsin will carry two net minders on its roster next season with junior-to-be Scott Gudmandson and newcomer Bennett.“Brett will come in as a Badger after a super year in junior hockey,” Eaves said in a press release. “We look forward to him bringing his experience to our team. And John, with his experience with the national team development program, he has already played multiple college games and will come in and add that experience to our incoming class.”Ramage skated for the St. Louis Bandits — a North American Hockey League team — where he recorded 11 points in 56 games, including four goals. Ramage’s point totals are a bit off from McBain’s 37 points in 40 games, which led all WCHA defenseman. Ramage also played for the U.S. Under-18 National Team, and the Bandits won the 2008 USA Hockey Tier II Junior A National Championships.In the 2009 NHL Central Scouting draft rankings, Ramage ranks No. 97 among North American hockey players.Like fellow Badgers’ Blake Geoffrion and Patrick Johnson, Ramage comes from a successful NHL family. Ramage’s father, Rob Ramage, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1979 NHL Draft, and the elder Ramage appeared in 1,044 total NHL games.Bennett will come to UW with only two years of eligibility remaining after suiting up his first two seasons for Boston University. Selected in the fifth round by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Bennett spent this season starting for the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League.With the Ice, Bennett earned a spot on the First-Team All USHL squad and went 35-17-4 on the year. With four shutouts, the Missouri native posted a 2.59 goals-against average and stopped 91 percent of the shots fired on net.While manning the pipes for Boston University, Bennett went 16-10-3 with a 2.63 goals-against average. This season, Connelly went 19-14-4 for the Badgers and posted a 2.51 goals-against average.last_img read more

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Orange volleyball looks for consistency to rescue conference season

first_img Published on October 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img The players on the Syracuse volleyball team realize the importance of consistency. But this season, consistency has remained elusive for the Orange. Ask any player why that is, and there won’t be any excuses. Instead, it’s just reality. ‘Every team has ups and downs, it’s a long season,’ outside hitter Hayley Todd said. ‘We’re just sort of fighting through that.’ Syracuse (21-5, 3-5 Big East) heads into a weekend with two must-win matches against Pittsburgh and West Virginia. The two wins would keep the Orange’s season alive in the Big East. Coming off a lost Midwest road trip in which it suffered two defeats at the hands of Notre Dame and DePaul, Syracuse needs to right itself for the last stretch of the season. Now’s the time to do that.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Both the Mountaineers (14-10, 4-4) and the Panthers (10-14, 4-4) come in with even conference records, sitting in seventh and eighth places in the conference, respectively. The Orange leads the Big East with a .288 hitting percentage, while Pittsburgh sits at No. 9 at .188 and West Virginia is No. 13 at .173. On paper, Syracuse is the better team. If the Orange can live up to those statistics on the court, getting at least one win, if not two, shouldn’t be too much of a problem. If it doesn’t, SU will be in for a tough final weekend of the season, when it would have to beat the top two teams in the Big East in Cincinnati and Louisville. ‘If we lose this weekend, it’s going to be tough,’ Orange assistant coach Carol LaMarche said. ‘Pitt and West Virginia are no pushovers, and DePaul has one win in the Big East and that’s against us. Anything can happen.’ SU hasn’t been able to put together a string of wins, instead it has tough losses that keep the Orange’s quest to remain in the top eight of the Big East a daunting task. Syracuse’s crucial victories have been mixed with untimely defeats. The consistency of winning hasn’t been there in conference play. For the Orange, that isn’t necessarily out of the ordinary. That’s what happens when good teams beat up on each other. Any team can get a win in any match, and that team doesn’t have to be the best one on the court. But this weekend, Syracuse has to do both: Be the best team and get the two wins it needs to contend. ‘We have to keep playing defense well,’ middle blocker Lindsay McCabe said. ‘Just keep our hitting consistency, we’ve been having good kill percentages.’ SU continues to have the best overall record in the conference, but its Big East record remains the issue. The Orange now sits in 10th place in a position that is far from where it wants to be. A league record below .500 probably wouldn’t allow Syracuse to get into the top eight to make the playoffs, although there could be a shot. Albeit a long shot. ‘It has to be mathematically perfect,’ LaMarche said. ‘But you know 8-6 is definitely in, 7-7 has a good chance. We’re pushing through these next four games, and hopefully one from Louisville or Cincinnati.’ Two wins this weekend would get SU back to .500 and back to a good spot in the standings. After losses this season, the players have said that not everything came together well enough to get a win. Everything didn’t click the way it should. But as the season goes on, things better start coming together and clicking. Syracuse’s grip on its playoff ambitions loosens with every loss. At least for SU, it knows what it needs to do to turn things around. ‘We just have to finish the plays,’ McCabe said. ‘Last weekend we dug a lot of balls up, had good sets and just struggled to end the play with a kill. That definitely has to be our focus.’ [email protected]last_img read more

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Women of Troy take on weekend series in Arizona

first_imgAfter recording both a win and a loss in each of the last two weeks, the Women of Troy are hoping they can come away with two victories in Arizona this weekend.Extra effort · Junior setter Kendall Bateman has helped lead the Women of Troy to a 14-2 record and an overall ranking of fifth this season. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan The No. 5 USC women’s volleyball team will play Arizona State tonight before facing No. 25 Arizona on Saturday. Both matches start at 7 p.m.Last weekend, USC lost to then-No. 1 Stanford after winning the first set. The next night they lost a 2-0 lead and just barely squeaked out the win against then-No. 7 California in five sets.When looking back at this inconsistent play, USC coach Mick Haley said one of the main problems is a lack of consistency.“We struggled with lack of rhythm at certain parts of the [match against Cal],” Haley said. “We have to fight through that.”Regardless of the team’s impressive 14-2 record, Haley notes there are still a lot of areas his team has to focus on.“We’ve got a lot to learn in the way of continuing to control matches,” Haley said. “But I believe the real culprit in doing this is still our defense. Our blocking at the net has to continually get better.”To help improve the team’s weaker areas, the Women of Troy have spent the week practicing their transitions after kills, while also participating in competitive serving and receiving drills. But these extra efforts in practice cannot help the players deal with something else that might be distracting them — midterms.“I’m really trying to get them to focus and study at the same time,” Haley said. “They get stronger as they go through it, especially the younger ones.”Haley has six freshmen on his 16 roster team, and with midterms and other distractions standing in the way, he cannot deny he is a bit worried about his team having to travel and play the next two games on the road.“I am real concerned, but there’s not anything I can do about it except keep us very organized, keep life simple and give them time to study that won’t affect their preparation for the matches,” Haley said.First up for the Women of Troy is Arizona State. While the Sun Devils are just 6-11 this season and a mere 1-4 in the Pac-10, Haley is definitely not taking the team lightly.“If [Arizona State] lose[s] twice this weekend, they could be looking at their season being over, and they can’t afford to have that happen. They’re at home. They’ve been playing well. They just haven’t won,” Haley said.Facing Arizona will not be easy either, as the Women of Troy have lost two straight games in Tucson.“I think it’s always difficult to play there,” Haley said. “They’re always ready for us.”Despite USC’s high national ranking and impressive depth, Haley is not getting overconfident, especially when he considers how young his team is and how much room there is for improvement.“I think we’ve really got our work cut out for us. This is not going to be easy at all,” Haley said. “It’s always hard playing at the Arizonas.”last_img read more

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Racing goes ahead at Powerstown Park in Clonmel.

first_imgThe action gets underway at 12.50. However the steeplechase course is waterlogged so it’s down to a 5 race card with Vroum Vroum Mag the star attraction.Unbeaten in six starts since joining Willie Mullins from France, she runs in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Hurdle at 1.20.The Dermot McLoughlin-trained Dragon Fei and Mrs MacVeale from the Gavin Dwyer yard are tipped to be her principal rivals in the race.last_img

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“I was quoted out of context” – Afriyie Ankrah clarifies ‘sacrificial’ comment

first_imgFormer minister of sport Elvis Afriyie Ankrah has moved to clarify his comments that he was a political scapegoat in the events after last year’s bungled World Cup effort.In an earlier interview exclusively with Joy Sports, the embattled official – now based at the Office of the President – seemed to have made statements intimating that the political system had made a scapegoat out of him following the Black Stars dismal performance in Brazil.His earlier comment was: “When there are tournaments, naturally people are excited. There is so much expectation and when we go and we don’t do well, then we are all looking for somebody’s blood. It’s normal and so I had to be sacrificed, it’s normal.I think that we should support the New Minister. He is very capable. I have full confidence in him and his capabilities.”But in a swift move to clear the air, Afriyie Ankrah told Asempa FM on Tuesday that the comments were not couched in their proper context. “In a football loving country like Ghana, people’s emotions in the game mean that sometimes there is tension when tournaments come around,” he began. Elvis went on: “And when the national team does not do well, people get angry after being broken hearted and when that happens there is a push to look for someone to blame.” Afriyie Ankrah admitted that as the sitting minister at the time, the buck stopped with him, but offer perspective on his earlier comments.”Just like Ghana beat Egypt 6-1 [during the 2014 World Cup qualifiers] and all of who were involved were widely praised, in the same way I accepted that the World Cup fiasco was a failure and I have taken responsibilty. That is what I meant when I earlier used the ‘sacrifice’ description.”Speaking in Akan on the Eko Sii Sen program, he went on: “But what I didn’t like were the lies and half-truths peddled. Which is why we are all patiently for the incoming final report of the 2014 World Cup Commission.”In retrospect, the former minister reflected that he could probably have used another expression such as “paid the price” in his earlier interview.”I am still in government. I still work with the President so such a comment would have reflected very badly and for someone who is still committed to the better Ghana agenda, I could not possibly have done so.”  Responding to whether he felt confident that exoneration will come when the final recommendations are made by the Justice Dzamefe-led commission, Ankrah was coy.”I don’t expect to be exonerated. I am expecting the truth. There is only one truth and whether I went and embezzled public funds or otherwise will be laid bare and I know my administration worked with a clean heart.”The World Cup Commission is expected to present its final report in the next few days.–last_img read more

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Why the Big Ten canceled 2020 football season: COVID-19 ‘uncertainty’ overrules Ohio State, Michigan pleas

first_imgThe Big Ten is the first Power 5 conference to officially nix its campaign.“The mental and physical health and welfare of our student-athletes has been at the center of every decision we have made regarding the ability to proceed forward,” said commissioner Kevin Warren in a statement. “As time progressed and after hours of discussion with our Big Ten Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Big Ten Sports Medicine Committee, it became abundantly clear that there was too much uncertainty regarding potential medical risks to allow our student-athletes to compete this fall.”MORE: Dabo Swinney confused by Trevor Lawrence’s plan for players associationJust because there won’t be games doesn’t mean all football activities will be wiped out, though. Despite pleas from Big Ten football players and coaches in recent days to compete this fall, the conference announced the cancellation of the 2020 season on Tuesday.The decision, reportedly finalized in talks late Monday night, came as COVID-19 cases continued to rise at an alarming rate nationwide. The Big Ten ultimately felt holding football games was not in the best interest of student-athlete safety, citing unknowns over the long-term effects of the coronavirus. Fall workouts remain on the table and subject to further discussion. A spring season is also reportedly under consideration, though that would be made complicated by NFL prospects.This conversation last night about how programs would handle the *fall* with no football, hinted at what came today. Officials and coaches were discussing potential fall plans — workouts? athletic activities? strength and conditioning? — for the first time. https://t.co/hF9lMhou5P— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) August 11, 2020Ohio State and Michigan were among the Big Ten teams pushing hard for football games to be salvaged this fall.Other Power 5 conferences continue to debate the merits of playing this year; the ACC has reportedly become more confident in recent days it can hold games.An ACC source told me today: “We’re further away from pulling out now than we were a few days ago. I think we’re more steady in the boat in sticking with our plan. Given the conditions of COVID, we know that can change quickly.” 1/2— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) August 11, 2020last_img read more

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Bassa Association President Blasts County Leadership

first_imgThe president of the Grand Bassa Association in the Americas, Jerome Gaymen, has blamed leadership of the county for the abject poverty and low esteem facing citizens therein.Making the statement to the Daily Observer in an internet message exchange, Mr. Gaymen said leaders in developing countries attach seriousness to quality education for their youth to prepare them for a better future.According to Mr. Gaymen, the same would work in Grand Bassa case if leaders of the county use their influence to use development funds and seek assistance from other sources to develop the county.He observes that because of political parties’ interests, lawmakers and other leaders of the county are not collectively working in the interest of Grand Bassa, noting, “To ensure that life gets better for the young and old in Bassa, lawmakers from the county need to give preference to the affairs of the county.“Forming partnerships and collaboration, and working across party lines are key aspects of collaboration,” he said.“If these opportunities are given our people, I believe the youths will be able to realize their full potential and see how best they can adequately contribute to the society,” he noted.The GBAA president added that in such societies, young people look forward to a better future.“Contrary to this philosophy that drives countries to a better future, I am not seeing this in Grand Bassa County for the young people. Young people in Bassa seem to have no faith in their leaders,” he said.“The proof is clear. Do we have quality schools, as the second oldest and most powerful county in the nation? Are the citizens benefiting from our people including Gbezongar Findley the Pro Temp, Hans Barchue the Deputy Speaker, Julia Duncan Cassel, Gender and Development Minister, T. Nelson Williams, Managing Director for the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company, and Matilda Parker, Managing Director of National Port Authority and others who hold prestigious positions in government?  Is it only to have Bassa connection but Bassa not to have their benefits?” Mr. Gaymen questioned.Although praised the establishment and funding of the Bassa Community College, he also identified three areas he says need to be addressed.He named Community/youth development Center, Job creation and services to the elderly as areas of concern.Disclosing development plan the US based Grand Bassa organization has for the county; Gaymen said the organization is constructing a hospital in Deso Town.“We are working with the Community College to build the capacity of students. We also have scholarships at Mother Pattern College of Health Sciences,” he further acknowledged. “We have interest in doing more only as a partner to the county and its people,” he assured.He clarified that his comments are not meant to set the impression that he wants a political position in the county.“I don’t believe in seeking political glory before performing my duty as a lawful citizen. When we brought the books and computers, the speculation grew that I want political office. That’s not true. I do not have to do these things to qualify me for a political office,” Mr. Gaymen stressed.However, Grand Bassa Senator and Senate Pro-Temp Gbehzohngar Milton Findley told the Daily Observer that he would continue to work with the Grand Bassa Association in the Americas to ensure that development be the first priority of the county.T. Nelson Williams, Managing Direct of the Liberian Petroleum Refinery Company dispelled discrediting statements made by Gaymen and noted that there are prominent sons and daughters of Grand Bassa, who are contributing to the growth and development of the County.He said he has personally contributed to private sector and government-owned institutions in the county through partnership with his friends.“I am personally supporting the private sector. I also have a foundation in Buchanan and a Hotel which have about 27 employees in both institutions. I have scholarships for both junior high students and those of the Grand Bassa Community College. My foundation has a feeding program that caters for the old, blind, crippled and the underprivileged,” Mr. William said.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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Stunning stats! Find out the most unbelievable records from the Premier League weekend

first_img 1. Not only that, but Wayne Rooney’s goal was his 187th in the Premier League, tying him with Andy Cole as the top flight’s second all-time top scorer. 10 2. Wayne Rooney scored his first away goal in 1,550 minutes, his last being 17 games ago, in November 2014. 10 10 After enduring the humdrum of the international break, the Premier League needed to deliver – and that it did.  From Newcastle United’s thrashing of Norwich City, their first victory of the season, to Wayne Rooney equalling Andy Cole’s all-time goalscoring record – over the past two days, a number of exciting records were broken in the blink of an eye. So talkSPORT has listed the most interesting, exciting and downright unbelievable stats from the weekend’s action.To find out the very best, click the yellow arrow above, right.  10 10. Jamie Vardy became only the fourth Englishman to score in six consecutive games in England’s top flight, following Michael Owen, James Beattie and Daniel Sturridge – to find out nine more amazing stats from the Premier League weekend, click the arrow above! 7. After Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool finished 0-0, Simon Mignolet has kept more clean sheets than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this calendar year – with 13. 10 10 3. Raheem Sterling scored the first hat trick of his senior career after netting three in the opening 45 minutes against AFC Bournemouth. 5. With 614 sprints in comparison to Tottenham Hotspur’s 564, Liverpool became the first team this season to out-run the north London outfit – a sign of what’s to come under Jurgen Klopp. 10 4. Own goals are Chelsea’s top scorer, with three, so far this season. Diego Costa and Willian are behind having netted an uninspiring two. 10 10 8. Georginio Wijnaldum is only the second player to have ever scored four goals in a single Premier League game for Newcastle United. You guessed it – Alan Shearer is the other, during a clash against Sheffield Wednesday in 1999. 6. Branislav Ivanovic ended a run of 63 consecutive Premier League starts, missing his first domestic game since January 11th 2014 9. The eight goals scored at St James’ Park are the most seen in a Premier League game so far this season. 10last_img read more

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Leicester will NOT be disrupted by Steve Walsh’s exit, claims Claudio Ranieri

first_img1 Claudio Ranieri Claudio Ranieri insists life will go on for Leicester despite Steve Walsh’s departure to Everton.The Foxes boss was disappointed to see his influential assistant manager depart for Goodison Park earlier this week.As the Premier League champions’ head of recruitment, Walsh was also responsible for unearthing many of the players who led the club to their shock title triumph.New Toffees boss Ronald Koeman hopes he can achieve similar success by appointing Walsh as Everton’s first director of football and Ranieri is now on the look out for the 51-year-old’s replacement.But the Italian is confident that no matter who takes on the role in future, Leicester will not face disruption.Speaking ahead of the International Champions Cup friendly encounter with Celtic in Glasgow, Ranieri said: “I worked with Steve at Chelsea a long time ago. I was very pleased to work with him also here at Leicester.“Now he wants to go and I can only say thank you. He worked so well here.“But now we have our plan and will continue with our plan.“Without me, without the players, football always goes on.”Walsh has been credited with discovering the likes of Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante.The latter has already moved on to Chelsea in a £30million deal while Ranieri preferred not to discuss Mahrez’s future as he dismissed recent chatter surrounding the Algeria international’s contract talks as “speculation”.He did confirm left-back Ben Chilwell was closing in on a new deal and also rejected claims striker Leonardo Ulloa could be set to quit the King Power Stadium.According to reports, the Argentinian is considering his Foxes future amid concerns he has dropped behind new signing Ahmed Musa in Ranieri’s pecking order.But Ranieri added: “It is not true because nobody asked me something. It is only speculation.“The player is very, very happy. He works in training sessions and the last match very well.“I’m so happy with him and all my players. My plan is to keep all the players.“N’Golo Kante wants to go – okay good luck to him. But the others want to stay.”last_img read more

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THE HOOPS REPORT: SPL POST-SPLIT FIXTURES ANNOUNCED

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY IN GLASGOW: Celtic will play Rangers in the final old firm game of the season on April 29, it was announced today.The Hoops can clinch the SPL title this Saturday if they get just a point at Kilmarnock, the side who beat them in the League Cup final.The passing of the father of Killie’s Liam Kelly at that match has undoubtedly brought both sides closer. Today Kilmarnock announced they will give over three stands to Celtic supporters for this Saturday’s match at Rugby Park.Killie had balloted season ticket holders in their East Stand, with 93% of respondents agreeing to move to the Frank Beattie Stand. The Ayrshire club say that almost 70% of those asked replied.The remaining fixtures are below:  Sunday, April 22Motherwell v CelticFir Park (KO: 2pm)Sunday, April 29Celtic v RangersCeltic Park (KO: 12.45pm)Thursday, May 3Celtic v St JohnstoneCeltic Park (KO: 7.45pm)Sunday, May 6Dundee United v CelticTannadice (KO: 12.45pm)Sunday, May 13Celtic v HeartsCeltic Park (KO: 12.30pm)THE HOOPS REPORT: SPL POST-SPLIT FIXTURES ANNOUNCED was last modified: April 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:THE HOOPS REPORT: SPL POST-SPLIT FIXTURES ANNOUNCEDlast_img read more

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Timmer Scores 32 Points In Men’s Basketball’s Win Over Chicago State

first_img DES MOINES, Iowa – Led by a career-high 32 points from senior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.), the Drake men’s basketball team defeated Chicago State, 79-67, in its return to the Knapp Center Sunday afternoon. Drake (4-1) recorded 19 assists on 29 field goals while shooting 47.5 percent (29-61) from the floor. The Bulldogs recorded 11 three-pointers, eight of which came in the second half as the team shot 53.3 percent from the arc in the period. Live Stats 1350 ESPN Box Score (HTML) Listen Live Watch Live Preview Story Links Box Score (PDF) at Omaha 11/29/2017 – 7 p.m. Sophomore Nick McGlynn added a career-high 17 points while just missing his third straight double-double with nine rebounds. H was joined in double-digits by redshirt senior Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) who tallied 10 points. Senior C.J. Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.) tied for a team-high nine rebounds and had eight assists, one shy of a career high. Chicago State (2-7) opened the first half with a 10-4 lead over the Bulldogs before extending it to a 32-18 lead. Drake surged back out of a timeout to end the half on a 17-2 run that included eight straight points by McGlynn and a three-pointer by McMurray for the 35-34 halftime lead.center_img Following Sunday’s win, the Bulldogs return to the road for a Nov. 29 contest at Omaha. The contest is scheduled to tipoff at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on 1350 ESPN Des Moines. Print Friendly Version “Reed’s been phenomenal so far,” said Drake head coach Niko Medved. “If they’re going to give him open looks, he’s going to knock them down and that’s what you expect from a senior. He showed a lot of confidence on the offensive end that really helped us.” Full Schedule Roster Chicago State was led by Fred Sims, Jr. who poured in 25 points followed by Glen Burns and Deionte Simmons who put up 15 and 11 points, respectively. Simmons grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds. “We didn’t have our best today, but you have to give a lot of credit to Chicago State,” Medved said. “They [Chicago State] made the decision to soft press back into a zone and it bothered us early. They took us out of rhythm and defensively we weren’t very good. We dug ourselves a hole but showed a lot of resiliency.” The Bulldogs continued their push to open the second half with six straight points for a 41-34 lead. Chicago State fired back to erase Drake’s lead and used an 11-3 run to build a 58-53 lead. Minutes later, a Woodward three-pointer gave Drake the go-ahead lead as part of a 21-3 run that ultimately secured the Bulldog victory. Timmer poured in a career-high seven three-pointers to put himself into 10th all-time at Drake with 139 career three-pointers and those seven three-pointers rank as the fifth most in a game in Drake history. Timmer’s 32 points marked the third time in five games this season he has scored 20 or more points and his 11th straight game in double-figure scoring dating back to last season. Next Game: “We finally had a stretch in the second half where we defended the ball screen better and when our defense picked up, that’s when we went on a run and found a way to get a hard-fought win,” Medved added.last_img read more

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Mandela birthday song a group effort

first_img30 May 2012 Nelson Mandela will have a pleasant surprise a month before his 94th birthday when the recording of the song, in which South Africans across the spectrum sing Happy Birthday to him, goes viral. The father of South Africa as a democratic state was serenaded for his upcoming birthday – on 18 July – at the Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, on Tuesday.Video: South Africans sing Happy Birthday, Nelson Mandela This initiative by Lead SA, the Department of Basic Education and the Shout Foundation was supported by Brand South Africa, as well as the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Proudly SA. It brought together a crowd of over 400 people to record a birthday song for Madiba, as Mandela is affectionately known. Present at the event were basic education minister Angie Motshekga, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the minister of home affairs; Anitha Soni, trustee of the board of directors at Brand South Africa; and musicians, TV personalities and sports stars. Lead SA’s Yusuf Abramjee said: “Thanks to all the South Africans from all walks of life who took their time to join us and sing to our wonderful Madiba.” The recording of the song will go viral on 18 June 2012, a month before his birthday.An icon honoured Moss Mashishi, former president of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, said: “If you consider how Madiba is a world icon and how he has helped the brand called South Africa then this is just a good gesture from us to tell our hero that we love him and wish him a happy birthday.” Young and old were in attendance and made sure they lent their voices to the recording by singing loudly and filling Nelson Mandela Square with joyful ululating. Mpho Selepe, from Orlando in Soweto, said: “I work in Melrose but I had to come and be part of this great initiative for an icon.”South Africans come together South Africans need no second invitation to gather for a cause, as they did in Nelson Mandela Square, in a spirit of camaraderie. Soni said: “This is just wonderful, giving South Africans an opportunity to come together and they’ll never cease to amaze you – happy birthday, Madiba.” Soni was reiterating the fact that South Africans can put aside other things happening in the country when asked to rally together – another such occasion was when thousands gathered in the same location to give the Springboks, South Africa’s national rugby team, a memorable send-off to the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.Turning 94 after becoming president in 1994 Lesley Sedibe, CEO of Proudly SA, said: “We are celebrating a man who, when he came out of prison, brought South African together through his own humility when naysayers thought that South Africa was on the brink of collapse. “This one is very special as Madiba turns 94 and he became the first democratically elected president of South Africa in 1994.” Mandela was inaugurated as president of South Africa on 10 May 1994, after the country’s first free general election had taken place on 27 April. The latter date is now commemorated as Freedom Day in South Africa.Mandela Day celebrated worldwide Dlamini-Zuma said: “Your presence here shows just how much Madiba is loved and we welcome it. We are calling on all South Africans to take 67 minutes of their day to do good on his birthday.” She was referring to the annual International Mandela Day, proclaimed in 2009 by the UN General Assembly. On this day, 18 July, people across the globe are urged “to take action to help change the world for the better and, in doing so, build a global movement for good”. They are urged to take just 67 minutes of their lives to contribute to making the world a better place for the next person. In South Africa, International Mandela Day was launched on 23 May 2012 at Tlhatlogang Junior Secondary School in White City Jabavu, Soweto. Here, singer Danny K, rapper and presenter ProVerb, model and presenter Bonang Matheba and fashion designer Gert Johan Coetzee painted the walls of two container classrooms at the school. They were joined by officials from the UN Information Centre as well as employees of several large corporates. First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

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Rokinon Announces New Wide-Angle Lenses

first_img12mm f/2.0 NCS CS LensAccepts front filters using a 67mm diameter thread.Price: $399Mounts: Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX,  Sony E, Micro Four Thirds Rokinon announces affordable wide-angle lenses for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.Rokinon has announced their latest line of lenses today and we’re impressed….Rokinon has cornered the market at creating high quality lenses at a low price point. Their latest announcement serves to address a problem that plagues indie-filmmakers everywhere, crop factor.Crop factor happens when a lens is not capable of taking on the entire field of view of a given lens. This makes lenses look as though they are a higher focal length then what they really are.For example, the popular Blackmagic Cinema Camera has a crop factor of 2.4x, which would take your normally wide 24mm lens and turn it into a 57mm lens. Crop factor makes getting wide shots more difficult but the new manual Rokinon lenses aim to help.Rokinon’s new lense announcement includes a number of wide-angle lenses. Let’s take a look….8mm Fish-Eye II LensThe second generation of the popular 8mm lens.Price: $349Mounts: Canon EF-M, Fijifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E 8mm T3.1 Cine UMC Fish-Eye II LensA wide angle lens specially designed to be used on film productions. The lens has threads that can be easily fitted into most follow focus’s.Price: $399Mounts: Canon EF-M, Fufifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony EWhen Will the New Rokinon Lenses Ship? The lenses are expected to be available by Tuesday, March 25. You can pre-order all the lenses from most popular lens distributors.What do you think of the new Rokinon lenses?Are there any better alternatives? Share in the comments below.center_img 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS LensDesigned for APS-C Sensors. The lens was created with a nano coating system.Price: $539Mounts: Canon EF, Pentax K, Sony A, Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E, Micro Four Thirdslast_img read more

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Michigan Lands 2018 Recruit Jalil Irvin

first_imgjalil irvinjalil irvinJalil Irvin, a 6-foot-3, 270-pound player from Stone Mountain, Georgia, has officially committed to the Michigan Wolverines. Irvin dropped the news on Twitter Friday morning, adding that since he still has two years of high school left, he’ll be taking official visits elsewhere. Irvin isn’t yet ranked by 247 Sports, but he does have offers from two other schools – Illinois and Tulane.Think you officially a Michigan commmit #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/78dSlEO3P4— Jalil Irvin (@only1_lil) June 3, 2016Irvin is Michigan’s third 2018 commitment – joining Leonard Taylor and Antwuan Johnson.last_img read more

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$800 Million Allocated to Repair Farm Roads

first_imgStory Highlights “As a rural Member of Parliament for a constituency in which agriculture is the main economic activity, I am extremely sensitive to the plight of farmers. As the former Minister of Finance, I had no hesitation in ensuring a substantial allocation in last year’s Budget of nearly $500 million for the rehabilitation of farm roads, plus another $800 million in this year’s Budget for the same purpose,” he said. Newly appointed Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, has announced that the Government will be allocating $800 million for the improvement of the island’s farm road network.Mr. Shaw, who was speaking at the launch of Farmers’ Month on Tuesday (April 4) at the Jamaica Agricultural Society’s (JAS) Church Street headquarters in downtown Kingston, said the allocation, included in the Budget for the 2018/19 fiscal year, will see the rehabilitation of several roadways, which will help to boost agriculture.“As a rural Member of Parliament for a constituency in which agriculture is the main economic activity, I am extremely sensitive to the plight of farmers. As the former Minister of Finance, I had no hesitation in ensuring a substantial allocation in last year’s Budget of nearly $500 million for the rehabilitation of farm roads, plus another $800 million in this year’s Budget for the same purpose,” he said.Mr. Shaw, who was appointed to the post late March, noted that there is significant potential for growth in the agricultural sector.“It has only been a week now since I assumed this portfolio, but I have already made it abundantly clear that my mission is to unleash the latent potential of agriculture, manufacturing and tourism, thus contributing to growth in the economy and enhancing rural development and prosperity for all farmers. The farmers are at the centre of the Ministry’s mandate,” he said.President of JAS, Norman Grant, told JIS News that the announcement is welcome news for the island’s farmers, as upgraded road conditions will greatly improve efficiency as well as contribute to increased earnings in the agricultural sector.“I would like to welcome the Minister’s announcement for the allocation of $800 million towards farm road improvement… . We called last year for $1 billion, up from the $500 million and we are happy that it is moving in the right direction. We will engage the Ministry and Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) to ensure that this is expedited, because there is a strong correlation between increased production and improvement of the rural and farm road network. The JAS is delighted that this allocation has been made,” the JAS President said.He added, “It is important to note, that if we want to increase production and productivity, that we (address the need for a proper) rural road network and farm roads in the agricultural areas.”Celebrated annually throughout the Month of April, this year’s commemoration of Farmers’ Month marks the 35th consecutive staging since its launch by the JAS to recognise the contribution of Jamaica’s farmers to national development.Activities for the month are being held under the theme ‘Grow What We Eat…Eat What We Grow’ and include church services, health fairs, training sessions, a farmers’ award ceremony and a mini expo. Newly appointed Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, has announced that the Government will be allocating $800 million for the improvement of the island’s farm road network. Mr. Shaw, who was speaking at the launch of Farmers’ Month on Tuesday (April 4) at the Jamaica Agricultural Society’s (JAS) Church Street headquarters in downtown Kingston, said the allocation, included in the Budget for the 2018/19 fiscal year, will see the rehabilitation of several roadways, which will help to boost agriculture.last_img read more

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PO Ferries Opens Expanded Terminal in Zeebrugge

first_imgzoom Pan-European ferry operator P&O Ferries has opened its expanded terminal in Zeebrugge, Belgium, which will help the company to double freight capacity in order to meet rising demand from exporters to Britain. The terminal has now been enlarged by 14 hectares, comprising a fourth berth and enhanced rail infrastructure.The expansion is expected to give the ferry company the capacity to handle 700,000 units of freight every year at the Belgian terminal, compared with the current figure of 370,000 units of cargo.From its Zeebrugge hub, P&O Ferries operates services across the North Sea to UK’s Tilbury, Hull and Teesport.Last month, the company said it recorded a 16 percent uplift in freight units on its service between Zeebrugge and Teesport between July and September 2016.In the same quarter, the number of freight units which the company shipped between Gothenburg and Britain almost doubled, compared with the same period in 2015.P&O Ferries operates 20 vessels on eight routes between Britain, France, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland.last_img read more

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Nova Scotians Encouraged to Celebrate Her Majestys Diamond Jubilee

first_imgNova Scotians are invited to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee during community events, medal presentations, tours of Province House, film presentations and other activities to be held across the province throughout the year. The celebration of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s reign as the Queen of Canada begins today, Feb. 6, with the Queen’s Personal Canadian flag being raised at provincial legislatures across the country. “The Diamond Jubilee is a wonderful opportunity for all Nova Scotians to recognize and celebrate our province’s ties with the Commonwealth,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. “Those ties have helped to make our province, and our country, what it is today – a place that exemplifies peace, tradition, diversity, respect and strong values. “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I extend warm wishes and congratulations to Her Majesty on this remarkable and historic milestone.” There has only been one other Diamond Jubilee celebrated in Canada – that of Queen Victoria in 1897. Lt.-Gov. Mayann Francis said Her Majesty’s 60-year reign demonstrates the importance of fostering and nourishing strong relationships in the global community. “As Nova Scotians celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, let us give thanks for a sovereign who continues to inspire us, who has stood beside us with unwavering strength, and who has been a trusted source of steadfast hope for the future,” said Lt.-Gov. Francis. The celebrations will recognize Nova Scotians who have made significant contributions to their communities at ceremonies to be held across the province throughout the year. In an effort to engage and recognize young Nova Scotians, the province will award 60 scholarships – one for each year of Her Majesty’s reign – to Grade 12 students who have demonstrated leadership and made significant contributions to their communities and the province. An interactive, online learning tool and resources about the Diamond Jubilee and Her Majesty will also be available to help teachers educate students in grades 2 to 11 on the monarchy and how Her Majesty continues to be a role model for active citizenship. “Young Nova Scotians are the leaders of tomorrow and the future of our province,” said Premier Dexter. “These tools will help students better understand how government works and why community involvement makes our province a stronger and better place to live, work and raise a family.” Nova Scotians can send congratulatory messages online through the Diamond Jubilee website or by signing a commemorative message book at Province House. The book is one-of-a-kind, handcrafted by a Nova Scotian artisan. These keepsakes will be sent to Her Majesty once the celebrations wrap up in December. As part of the festivities, a photo exhibit of previous Royal tours to Nova Scotia is on display at Province House and a film of the 1951 Royal Visit by then Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh will be shown at Government House tonight at 7 p.m. The Queen supports more than 620 charities and organizations around the world, including 33 charitable and military organizations in Canada. Since her accession to the Throne in 1952, Her Majesty has completed 22 Royal Tours of Canada, five of those including Nova Scotia, with the most recent in 2010. “I encourage all Nova Scotians, young and old alike, to celebrate this important and significant anniversary,” said the premier. For more information on the Diamond Jubilee, visit http://novascotia.ca/diamondjubilee.last_img read more

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MPs are no Einstein when it comes to misattributing famous quotes

first_imgOTTAWA — Canadian parliamentarians love to quote Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity.No one more so than Liberal Sean Casey, who’s cited the famous quotation purportedly from the acclaimed physicist at least five times in the House of Commons or in parliamentary committees since he was first elected in 2011.“Albert Einstein once said, ‘Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result,’” the Prince Edward Island MP told the Commons during a 2014 debate on the previous Conservative government’s bill to stiffen criminal penalties for child predators.“No one in the House would accuse the minister of justice of being Einstein, but the government’s behaviour on this issue gives rise to the suspicion that they are playing politics with a very serious issue.”But it seems no one can accuse Einstein of being Einstein either — at least not when it comes to the insanity quotation.“There is no evidence to suggest that Einstein ever said this,” says a report by micro-learning platform Blinkist.“It only began to be attributed to him long after his death … The exact origin of the quote is unknown, but the general consensus is that it emerged during the 1980s.”Casey is far from alone in mistakenly attributing the insanity definition to Einstein. A quick search of Commons and committee transcripts turns up at least 13 references to the supposed Einstein maxim by Liberal, Conservative and New Democrat MPs — just since 2015.According to Blinkist, which analyzed 25 years of publicly accessible records from Canadian, American and British legislative transcripts, it is the most frequently misattributed quotation cited by Canadian parliamentarians — with former Reform MP Mike Scott appearing to be the first to use it during parliamentary debate in 1999.“It’s human nature to try and find the perfect quote from famous figures we admire in order to support our point of view,” says Blinkist CEO and co-founder Holger Seim. “However, when taken out of context, quotes can lose their meaning or, as we’ve seen in the age of social media, could be completely wrong in the first place.”Here are the nine runners-up for the top misattributed quotes cited in Canada’s Parliament:— “Let them eat cake.” Attributed to Queen of France Marie Antoinette on learning that starving peasants had no bread. According to Blinkist, the phrase was first attributed to an unnamed princess in philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s 1770 work, “Confessions.” At the time, Marie Antoinette was a child, so it is unlikely she was the princess to whom Rousseau referred.— “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Attributed to 18th-century historian and philosopher Voltaire. According to Blinkist, “Voltaire never used this expression. It was actually written by Evelyn Beatrice Hall in her book, ‘The Friends of Voltaire,’ in 1906.”— “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” Attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the independence movement against British colonial rule in India. Blinkist says there is no evidence Gandhi ever said this, although it does fit with his non-violent philosophy.— “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Also attributed to Gandhi. According to Blinkist, what he actually said was, “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him.”— “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Attributed to American poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. Blinkist says this was actually said by Carl W. Buehner, former Republican party candidate for governor of Utah.— “You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.” Attributed to former British prime minister Winston Churchill. According to the International Churchill Society, “It’s a nice quote, but definitely not Winston Churchill.”— “An army marches on its stomach.” Attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte.  Blinkist says there’s no evidence he ever said this.— “There are only two certainties in life: death and taxes.” Falsely attributed to various people, including Mark Twain and Benjamin Franklin. According to Blinkist, it was first uttered by English actor Christopher Bullock in 1716.— “The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.” Attributed to one-time Soviet strongman Josef Stalin. Blinkist says this was “actually a satirical point made in an essay by Kurt Tucholsky about French diplomacy in 1925.”Joan Bryden, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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eBay for Charity Partners with GLAAD to Celebrate Pride Month and the

first_imgToday, eBay for Charity, a platform that easily connects buyers and sellers with the causes they care about, announced its partnership with GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy group, to launch a campaign in celebration of Pride Month this June.eBay for Charity Partners with GLAAD to Celebrate Pride Month & the LGBTQ CommunityFrom Monday, June 11 at 8 a.m. PDT – Thursday, June 21 at 8 a.m. PDT shoppers can visit eBay.com/GLAAD to enter a truly unique sweepstakes as well as bid on exclusive auction items and experiences donated by their favorite celebrities. 100% of proceeds from this campaign will benefit GLAAD, a nonprofit whose goal is to accelerate LGBTQ acceptance by working with content creators in film, television, music, digital, and more, as well as the news media, to ensure fair and accurate LGBTQ representation.“In partnership with our employee-led Communities of Inclusion like United in Pride, which focuses on the LGBTQ community, we are committed to making our workplace safe, inclusive and free of judgement and discrimination for everyone at eBay,” said Damien Hooper-Campbell eBay’s Chief Diversity Officer. “By partnering with GLAAD through this charity campaign, it is yet another way we’re able to help advocate, educate and celebrate diversity of the LGBTQ community within eBay and beyond.”Lunch with the Real Housewives 
The cast of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is offering the chance for one lucky fan to dine in housewife style for the day and join them for a VIP lunch. GLAAD supporters and Housewives fans alike can enter via a sweepstakes by donating either $10, $25, $50 or $75 at eBay.com/GLAAD. Shoppers who enter the sweepstakes by donating a value higher than $50 will receive a PINTRILL pin at no charge. See below for more information on the PINTRILL pins.Support GLAAD like a Celeb
Some of GLAAD’s biggest celebrity supporters including Debra Messing, Iggy Azalea, Halsey, and more, have united to celebrate Pride Month by donating unique auction items/experiences, including:Cast Autographed This Is Us “Pilot” ScriptTwo VIP Tickets and a Meet & Greet with HalseyWill & Grace Photo with the CastSigned Costume from Iggy AzaleaOne-on-One Lunch or Dinner with Yara MartinezTwo tickets and Meet & Greet with Melissa EtheridgeWynonna Earp Blue Devils Cheerleading UniformVIP Meet & Greet Pass with Betty WhoTwo Tour Costumes signed by Adam LambertNY Giants Quarterback Eli Manning Autographed PosterTwo Tickets to Broadway’s Acclaimed Kinky BootsAlice and Olivia SUGAR BABIES Embroidered & Beaded Handbag by Stacey BendetShow Your Pride
Lastly, eBay for Charity has partnered with PINTRILL to design two limited-edition Pride-themed pins that will be available exclusively on eBay for Charity for $15 each. The designs include a “Love Is Love” pin and a “Rainbow” pin.last_img read more

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BC premier says Site C could end up in Supreme Court over

first_imgVICTORIA – Premier John Horgan says British Columbia’s $8.8 billion Site C dam project could face ongoing legal battles over Indigenous rights and may eventually end up in the Supreme Court of Canada.Horgan made the comments Tuesday on the eve of the release of an independent review his government ordered on the economic viability of the hydroelectric dam project in northeast B.C.He said he believes Aboriginal people will continue to fight Site C in the courts.“I believe that the Indigenous people in the region who are concerned about this will continue to push their case to appeal and we’ll see where we go, and if we end up in the Supreme Court at the end of the day,” Horgan said outside the legislature.He said he’s aware that every Aboriginal court challenge of Site C so far has ended in defeat or been abandoned, but those issues were fought on environmental grounds, not land, hunting and fishing rights that are enshrined in the Constitution.In August 2015, the Federal Court dismissed an application by the Prophet River First Nation and West Moberly First Nations challenging the environmental approval of Site C by the federal government. An appeal was filed and was dismissed in January.In September 2015, the B.C. Supreme Court dismissed a petition by the same two First Nations challenging the environmental approval of Site C by the B.C. government. An appeal was filed and was dismissed in February.Crown-owned B.C. Hydro says it has been consulting with Indigenous communities and people about the project since 2007.Horgan said he expects future Indigenous legal challenges to focus on land rights.He cited the concerns raised in a report by a joint review panel in May 2014 about Site C’s potential impacts on Indigenous rights as a possible avenue for legal pursuits.The report found B.C. will eventually need the power generated by Site C, but the project would impact land and resources traditionally used by First Nations. It said the effect on treaty rights would also have to be weighed by the government.Harry Swain, chairman of the review, has since said the panel was not permitted to look at other energy solutions.“The rights and title question that Harry Swain touched upon, the constitutional barriers that he touched upon, I don’t believe the courts have addressed because that hasn’t been how the questions have been put,” said Horgan.The review by the B.C. Utilities Commission due Wednesday will serve as an independent assessment for the project, which is under construction on the Peace River.Horgan said cabinet will make a decision by the end of this year on whether to allow the project to carry on, put it on hold or stop construction.Scott Fraser, B.C.’s Indigenous relations and reconciliation minister, will meet with Aboriginal communities in the northeastern part of the province shortly after the review is released, Horgan said.Site C, which would flood agricultural land with the creation of an 83-kilometre-long reservoir, would produce 1,100 megawatts of capacity every year, enough to power about 450,000 homes.last_img read more

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Bomb Attacks Kill at least 22 in Afghanistan

Kabul – More than 20 people were killed in bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Monday, including at least 14 when a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying Nepali security contractors in the capital Kabul, officials said.A bomb planted in a motorbike killed at least eight civilians and wounded another 18 in a crowded market in the northern province of Badakhshan, said provincial government spokesman Naveed Frotan. The attacks are the latest in a surge of violence that highlights the challenges faced by the government in Kabul and its Western backers as Washington considers whether to delay plans to cut the number of its troops in Afghanistan.Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said on Twitter that 14 people had been killed and eight wounded in the attack in Kabul. Police were working to identify the victims, he said. The casualties appeared to include Afghan civilians and Nepali security contractors, Kabul police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said.The Taliban claimed responsibility for the Kabul attack in a statement from the Islamist group’s main spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, on Twitter. However it denied responsibility for the attack in Badakhshan.“By organizing this attack, we wanted to show Americans and NATO military officials that we can conduct attacks wherever, and whenever, we want,” the Taliban spokesman said.Another explosion in Kabul later on Monday morning wounded a provincial council member and at least three of his bodyguards, Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said.With MAP read more

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Canadian women win all three matches on Day 1 of Dubai Rugby

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Bianca Farella scored four tries and Julia Greenshields added three more as Canada won all three of its games Thursday on Day 1 of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens.Greenshields collected her three in Canada’s 38-7 opening win over Fiji. Farella, who scored one try against Fiji, recorded a hat trick in a 29-7 victory over Spain.Britt Benn and Kaili Lukan then scored their second tries of the day in a 21-14 win over France that gave the Canadians first place in Pool C. John Tait’s team will face Ireland in the Cup quarterfinals Friday. The Irish (2-1-0) finished runner-up in Pool A, giving New Zealand a good run for its money before going down 24-17. New Zealand and England went unbeaten in winning the other two groups.The other Cup quarterfinals are New Zealand versus Russia, U.S. versus France and England versus Australia.The Canada-Ireland winner will face the England-Australia victor in the semifinals.Canada is coming off a third-place finish in Glendale, Colo, the first stop of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series. The Canadian women went 5-1 in Glendale, losing 28-19 New Zealand in the Cup semifinal before beating France 28-0.The Canadian men, whose pre-season preparations were interrupted by a labour dispute with Rugby Canada, open their season Friday in Dubai in a pool with Australia, England and Japan.The Canadian women finished fourth in the overall standings in a disappointing injury-plagued 2017-18 season. Tait’s team had placed third in four of the previous five campaigns. Canada was second in 2014-15.The Canadian men were ninth last year. Their previous best finish on the circuit was sixth.A top-four finish this season means automatic qualification for the 2020 Olympics. Failure to do that means having to go to a regional qualifier.The Canadian women won bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The men failed to qualify.The Canadian Press read more

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Students were put through the mill by SUSI

first_imgTHE OMBUDSMAN’S OFFICE has said that some third level students were “put through the mill” by the new grant-allocating body over the past year.The Ombudsman – which deals with complaints about certain public bodies – had taken on more than 50 complaints relating to problems with the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI).SUSI was set up to process grant applications last year, taking over the role from local authorities. However the new system was beset with delays and problems with processing applications.Outgoing Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly took the unusual step in July of advising students affected by the delays in processing their applications that they could submit complaints to her office. Around 400 students were still waiting for their application appeals to be processed by mid-July.Speaking at the launch of the Ombudsman’s annual report yesterday, Richie Philpott, an investigator who is handling complaints against SUSI, said the most common complaint the Ombudsman’s office has received is about the long delays.Philpott said that SUSI is cooperating and are trying to work hard to solve the complaints.SUSI has repeatedly said that things will be different for students this year and that it is more prepared for dealing with applications.Read: SUSI ‘working closely’ with the Ombudsman on student grant complaints > Read: Almost 8,000 applicants turned down for grant by SUSI >Read: Ruairí Quinn considers cutting grants; students say ‘don’t even think about it’ > Read: 59,000 new grant applicants received by SUSI ahead of deadline >last_img read more

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Report Is Apple Working on an HDTV

first_imgRumors that Apple was planning to get into the HDTV business started initially back before the current Apple TV model was released. After the Apple TV hit store shelves, people resigned themselves to the likelihood that Apple had no plans to release a consumer HDTV, and moved on. Now, a new report by an analyst with Ticonderoga Securities says that it’s more than possible that Apple will launch an Internet-connected LCD HDTV before the end of 2011, retailing for close to $2,000. The report cites several “data points” that Brian White, the analyst who authored the report, picked up at a trade show in China this week, and says in essence that Apple isn’t happy with the Apple TV being its only major living room business play. Combined with Apple’s iTunes video sales and rentals and its devotion to Airplay – its technology for wirelessly streaming audio and video from iOS and Mac OS devices to one another and supported home theater equipment – White believes that Apple is well positioned to make a push into the HDTV market. [via Apple Insider]last_img read more

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Nearly 350 traffic tickets by Bahamas Police 36 others for other crimes

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 17, 2017 – Nassau – Police continue to try to suppress crime and on Wednesday there were all of arrests.    Thirty-six people were arrested for criminal offenses including possession of dangerous drugs, assault with a deadly weapon and outstanding court warrants; while 347 drivers were ticketed for traffic violations. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img

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Official Empoli name Giuseppe Iachini their new coach

first_imgEmpoli have named Giuseppe Iachini as their new manager following the club’s dismissal of Aurelio AndreazzoliThe Azzurri fired Andreazzoli on Monday after their 5-1 Serie A loss to Napoli over the weekend – ironically on the day of his 65th birthday.Empoli are currently 18th in the league table in their first season back in the Italian top-flight with just one win in 11 games.Now they have turned to former Sassuolo coach Iachini to kick-start their campaign.“Empoli Fc communicates that it’s entrusted the technical guidance of the First Team to Giuseppe Iachini,” read a statement on the club website.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Iachini will take charge of his first game for Empoli at home to former club Udinese this Sunday.L’Empoli Fc comunica di aver affidato la guida tecnica della Prima Squadra a Giuseppe Iachini pic.twitter.com/z7J43Jk3PP— Empoli Fc Official (@EmpoliCalcio) November 6, 2018last_img read more

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Vancouver man raises awareness of radon

first_imgLocal and federal health officials urge all residents to test their homes for radon. Home test kits are available for as little as $15, and can be found at many hardware stores.January is National Radon Action Month. More information about the potentially hazardous gas is available at EPA.The number didn’t mean much to John Koroloff at first: 26 picocuries per liter.That’s the amount of radon gas the retired environmental science professor measured in the air of his own basement, after getting his hands on a home test kit a couple of years ago. He just wasn’t sure if it was good or bad.“It meant nothing to me,” Koroloff said.That feeling didn’t last long. Turns out, the reading registered way past what’s considered a safe level of radon — the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, after only smoking, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.Koroloff didn’t waste time in taking action. He used another test kit to verify his initial result — the second test came in at 22 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), still more than five times higher than the EPA’s safe radon threshold. He installed a new ventilation pipe in the basement of his home in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood, and more recently worked on new walls and flooring.last_img read more

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Agencies Announce Mortgage Relief Strategies for Disaster Victims

first_img The GSEs and “”HUD””:http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD are rolling out relief strategies for servicers and borrowers caught in the devastation brought on by Hurricane Sandy.[IMAGE]HUD secretary Shaun Donovan announced Wednesday that the department is working to speed up federal disaster assistance to areas in New York and New Jersey following the passage of the storm. The announcement follows a disaster declaration for those states from President Obama.According to a release, HUD is currently contacting state and local officials in New York and New Jersey to discuss opportunities to use its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME programs to re-allocate federal resources toward disaster recovery efforts. Federally guaranteed loans are being offered for housing rehabilitation and economic development in disaster areas.HUD is also granting a 90-day forbearance on foreclosures of home mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).In addition, HUD reminds homeowners that its Section 203(h) program provides FHA insurance to disaster victims who have lost their homes and have to rebuild or buy another home. Borrowers from participating FHA-approved lenders are eligible for 100 percent financing, including closing costs. The announcement also notes HUD’s Section 203(k) loan program, which enables those who have lost their homes to finance the purchase or refinance of a house along with its repair through a single mortgage.Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are reaching out to assist borrowers and servicers, as well. In a “”release””:http://freddiemac.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=12329&item=135028, Freddie “”strongly encouraged””:https://themreport.com/articles/freddie-mac-offers-mortgage-relief-to-hurricane-sandy-victims-2012-10-30 servicers to help affected borrowers with Freddie Mac-owned loans by suspending foreclosure and eviction proceedings by up to one year. Servicers are also urged to waive assessments of penalties or late fees against borrowers with damaged homes and to forgo reporting delinquencies caused by the disaster to the nation’s credit bureaus.””Fannie Mae””:http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/about-us/media/corporate-news/2012/5878.html advised the same forbearance for its servicers, who may suspend or reduce a borrower’s payments for up to 90 days in the case of a natural disaster. Since a storm of Sandy’s scale can make it difficult to reach borrowers, servicers may grant this temporary relief even if they cannot reach the homeowner immediately.””We understand the disruption that a storm such as Sandy can have on people’s lives, and we’ve made it easy for our servicers to offer relief to those who need it,”” said Leslie Peeler, senior vice president of Fannie Mae’s National Servicing Organization. “”Servicers are on the front lines with homeowners and we are grateful for their efforts to help borrowers. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who have been affected by the storm.”” in Secondary Market, Servicing October 31, 2012 466 Views Agencies Announce Mortgage Relief Strategies for Disaster Victimscenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Fannie Mae Freddie Mac HUD Investors Lenders & Servicers Service Providers 2012-10-31 Tory Barringer Sharelast_img read more

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