National Foods Holdings Limited ( 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgNational Foods Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about National Foods Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Foods Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Foods Holdings Limited (  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileNational Foods is Zimbabwe’s largest food manufacturer. The company was established in 1920 and produces a broad range of basic foods including maize meal, flour, cooking oil, margarine, rice, salt, snacks, biscuits, pasta, sugar beans, baked beans, popcorn, as well as soap and a full range of animal feed. Recently, a maize based cereal has been added to the National Foods product portfolio. The company’s iconic and home-grown brands Red Seal, Pearlenta, Gloria, Mahatma, Better Buy, ZimGold, National Foods Stockfeeds, Iris, Zapnax, KING and most recently Allegros Popticorn are loved across the length and breadth of Zimbabwe. Gloria and Red Seal have been trusted and esteemed brands in Zimbabwe for almost a 100 years. The company has 2 major shareholders; Innscor Africa Limited 37.73% and Tiger Brands 37.45%. The National Foods Workers Trust, which was established in 1985 by way of a Donation also owns 9.85% of the company. The beneficiaries of the Trust are the National Foods Ltd non-managerial employees. The company is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. National Foods has manufacturing sites in Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare from which it distributes its products throughout Zimbabwe. Our people work passionately to add value to the lives of our customers and consumers through our products; striving to continuously improve our existing products as well as progressively adding new categories to our portfolio. National Foods Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Are shares in this AIM-listed platinum metals company too good to be true?

first_img See all posts by Michael Baxter Michael Baxter | Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 | More on: SLP Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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.center_img Without context, the words read like a list of excuses. Add context, and a remarkable tale is revealed. I refer to Sylvania Platinum (LSE: SLP), its results from a few months back, and comments by its chair, Stuart Murray, at that time. Murray likened the company’s performance in the 12-months to the end of June last year to the “curate’s egg – good in some parts, not ideal in others.” He lamented water shortages causing downtime at some operations and even described the first six months of that period as having “rocky” production challenges. After reading those words in isolation, a shareholder who didn’t know better might have braced themselves for bad news. In fact the results for last year, published last September, were very impressive.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…The results for the company’s second quarter are imminent. I think they are worth watching very carefully because I reckon that Sylvania’s shares are looking extremely tempting. More good news in the forthcoming results and the shares will be hard to resist.Growth, despite challengesLast year, net profits at Sylvania Platinum increased 66%, The South African company finished the year with $21.8m in the bank with no debt, its sixth consecutive year of record production, and a nice dividend payment for the year of 0.78 pence a share, which meant a yield of around 1.6%.If the company can grow like that while facing so many challenges, as Murray described, I’m wondering how it might perform under more positive circumstances — when things are good in most parts.As for the last set of quarterly results, issued three months ago, they showed a 54% increase in revenue and a 106% increase in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA).No wonder shares have been rising so rapidly of late — having doubled over the last year and increased six-fold over the last five years. (Although shares are still below their IPO price from 2011).All this is very impressive, yet Sylvania’s valuation of £119m compared to group net profit in its last full year of $18.2m, or around £14m, seems remarkably modest for a growing, dividend-paying company with no debts.Is it too good to be true?I don’t think it is too good to be true. Instead, I would say that Sylvania Platinum is truly good.What is especially compelling, about Sylvania Platinum is the minerals it specialises in — platinum, palladium, and rhodium. Both palladium and rhodium have applications in catalytic converters, cutting carbon emissions. In other words, Sylvania specialises in producing minerals that play a key role in the fight against climate change.I expect a lot of market interest in Sylvania Platinum shares when the next set of quarterly results are out, but whatever the results say, I think that from an investor’s point of view, this company’s underlying story is exciting and it has lots of growth potential, both in dividends and share price. Michael Baxter has no position in any of 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. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address 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. Are shares in this AIM-listed platinum metals company too good to be true?last_img read more

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£3k to invest? 3 UK tech stocks with dividends I’d buy today

first_img 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. 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. Roland Head | Sunday, 23rd August, 2020 | More on: AVST MONY SGE Enter Your Email Address 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! £3k to invest? 3 UK tech stocks with dividends I’d buy todaycenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended and Sage Group. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Roland Head The US gets all the big headlines when it comes to tech stocks. But although it’s true that there are no £1tn UK tech stocks, I believe we do have some quality tech firms that deserve a share of our hard-earned cash.Today, I’m looking at three tech shares I rate as buys in the current market. All three have generated above-average returns and paid rising dividends in recent years.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…Tech stock #1: lifetime growthMany tech business models are built around the idea of recurring income. Rather than selling a product once, they aim to build up a loyal subscriber base who pay regular fees for many years. This approach tends to deliver steady profit growth over time, supporting a rising share price and dividend growth.A good example is accountancy software firm Sage (LSE: SGE). This business floated on the London market back in 1989. It’s since grown into an £8bn FTSE 100 company with sales of nearly £2bn each year.If you’re looking for a reliable tech stock with long-term growth potential, I think Sage ticks all the boxes.During the first half of this year, 88% of the group’s revenue was recurring. The group’s balance sheet carries very little debt and its operating profit margin of 23% supports strong cash generation.Investors have to pay 27 times forecast earnings to buy the shares. That’s not cheap. But the shares do offer a 2.3% dividend yield. They also give you access to a world-class software business. I rate Sage as a buy.Tech stock #2: essential securityFTSE 250 tech stock Avast (LSE: AVST) is best known for its anti-virus software. The group claims to have more than 400m global users and to prevent 1.5bn attacks every month.Avast’s business model is built around offering a free basic service with paid-for extra software and services. It’s a model that seems to work well. Avast’s share price has doubled over the last two year, while its profits have risen steadily.The business hasn’t been affected by Covid-19 either. During the first half of 2020, underlying profits rose by 14.6% to $170m.In my view, Avast’s high profit margins and growth potential justify its price tag of 21 times 2020 forecast earnings. As with Sage, there’s a useful 2.1% dividend yield. I’d be happy to tuck away some Avast stock at current prices.Tech stock #3: price comparison paysYou’re probably familiar with Group (LSE: MONY) from its television advertising and website. But you might not realise just how profitable this business is.Last year, Moneysupermarket generated an operating profit margin of 30% and a return on capital employed of 48%. What this means is that the business generated £480 of profit for every £1,000 of capital invested. These are impressive figures and they aren’t a one-off — these numbers have been fairly consistent for years.The group’s weakness in recent years has been its lack of growth. However, the firm is investing in new services and technology and I believe growth will follow. City analysts seem to agree — they’re forecasting 20% earnings growth in 2020. I reckon Moneysupermarket offers decent long-term value at the moment, with a dividend yield of 3.7% and a P/E of 21.last_img read more

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Is the Premier Oil share price too cheap?

first_img Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Is the Premier Oil share price too cheap? The Premier Oil (LSE: PMO) share price has performed abysmally over the past 12 months. Over the past year, the stock has declined in value by 82%. That makes it one of the worst-performing companies on the London market.However, the group is in the middle of a transformative merger, which I believe could revolutionise the enlarged company’s prospects. And it could potentially lead to a substantial increase in the firm’s market value. 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…Merger plans Towards the end of last year, private equity-backed Chrysaor approached Premier regarding a potential reverse merger. Under the proposal’s terms, the private business would become public by using the Premier Oil share price as a window to the market. Chrysaor’s management saw an opportunity to combine two of the North Sea’s largest independent oil and gas producers to create a giant, which had the financial firepower and economies of scale to compete effectively with the major players. Pending approval from shareholders (slated for the 12 January) the combination will create a North Sea giant. The new company is expected to produce 200,000-220,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed) next year. That’s a substantial increase on the average production figure of boed reported for Premier in 2020. What’s more, Chrysaor has hedged about 67% of its first-half 2021 oil output at an average $60 a barrel. I think this will provide the group with some stability and predictability in an uncertain environment. Time to buy the Premier Oil share price? After the merger, the enlarged group will be renamed Harbour Energy Plc. I think this is the right decision as it will help draw a line under Premier’s troubled past. During the past few years, the Premier Oil share price has been dogged by high production costs and enormous debts. These problems won’t vanish after the merger, but they should become easier to manage. Based on other oil producers’ valuations, the enlarged group’s production target of 200,000-220,000 boed could justify a valuation of as much as £1bn for the company. That’s based on current oil prices. At this level, Premier’s $2bn of net debt would appear far more manageable. As such, I think that now could be an excellent time to buy the Premier Oil share price before the company’s transformative merger. When the deal completes, the group will be one of North Sea’s largest oil producers. This could achieve enlarged economies of scale and better production costs, which will improve profit margins and help management deal with group debt.That said, if oil prices fall further from current levels, the merger may not be enough to save the business. However, following recent declines, I think there’s already plenty of bad news baked into the Premier Oil share price.That suggests even a slight improvement in the group’s fortunes could produce a substantial re-rating of the stock, giving the shares an attractive risk/reward profile, in my view.  Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves owns no share 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 | More on: HBR 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

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Wales 10-33 New Zealand: The Verdict

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa). CARDIFF, WALES – NOVEMBER 24: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge meet Daniel Carter of the All Blacks following the international match between Wales and New Zealand at Millennium Stadium on November 24, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images) Guiding hand: fly-half Aaron Cruden maintained his unbeaten record in the All Black shirt with the win over WalesBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorIn a nutshellTHIS RESULT was never in doubt. New Zealand are on another level to every other Test side right now and proved that yet again at the Millennium Stadium. They weren’t at their best, the influx of second-half replacements causing their game to become disjointed, but they made everything look so easy, so simple. They feasted on Wales’ mistakes, counter-attacking from deep and being clinical when chances presented themselves, and scored three tries. Wales regrouped well in the second half – many sides would have crumbled at 33-0 down – to cross twice, but the gap in class was clear.Let’s get physical: Sam WarburtonKey momentIn the 33rd minute and with New Zealand 16-0 up, Wales had the momentum following a scything Jonathan Davies break from inside his own 22, but Rhys Priestland put the ball dead from the ensuing penalty – for the second time in the game – and that attacking impetus was lost.Star manCalled into the starting team only the night before, Aaron Cruden looked right at home as New Zealand’s general. He slotted his kicks and was ready to counter-attack whenever the opportunity arose, his slick passing game pulling Welsh defenders every which way.Room for improvementWales’ ability to keep players on the pitch needs some work! Throughout the autumn series they’ve been hit by injuries and the same was true yesterday. Bradley Davies was laid out after being hit by Andrew Hore’s forearm in the opening minute – an incident that will surely result in a citing – and Aaron Jarvis hurt his knee a minute later, then Jamie Roberts was off with a hip injury inside the first quarter. Selections could be very interesting for the Australia game next weekend!It was basic errors that cost the home side – knock-ons, missed tackles and failed kicks to touch – and they have to be more accurate against the Wallabies if they are to avoid defeat and guarantee a place in the top eight for the RWC 2015 draw.Wales’ intensity and tempo was a step up from their previous two autumn Tests, Alex Cuthbert, Sam Warburton, Toby Faletau and Liam Williams all standing out, but they need to maintain that level for the full 80 minutes. The same is true of the All Blacks. They stepped off the gas in the last half-hour, although they were still comfortable winners. Other than that and Hore’s off-the-ball shot, there’s little you can fault when it comes to the world champions.Royal visit: Prince William and wife Kate talk to Dan CarterIn quotes – winnersNew Zealand captain Richie McCaw: “They fronted up. It was one of the most physical battles I’ve been in for a while.” In quotes – losersWales coach Warren Gatland: “We showed real character. A team of lesser character would have thrown in the towel but we kept taking the game to the All Blacks.”Top statsWales conceded 21 turnovers to New Zealand’s ten – something you simply can’t afford to do against the world’s best team.Match highlightsWALES: Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts (Scott Williams 19), Liam Williams; Rhys Priestland (James Hook 68), Mike Phillips (Tavis Knoyle 55); Paul James (Gethin Jenkins 55), Matthew Rees (Ken Owens 65), Aaron Jarvis (Scott Andrews 2), Bradley Davies (Aaron Shingler 2), Luke Charteris, Ryan Jones (Justin Tipuric 50), Sam Warburton (capt), Toby Faletau.Tries: S Williams, Cuthbert.NEW ZEALAND: Israel Dagg; Cory Jane, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Julian Savea (Ben Smith 76); Aaron Cruden (Beauden Barrett 68), Aaron Smith (Piri Weepu 50); Tony Woodcock (Wyatt Crockett 50), Andrew Hore (Dane Coles 55), Owen Franks (Charlie Faumuina 60), Luke Romano (Brodie Retallick 50), Sam Whitelock, Liam Messam (Victor Vito 70), Richie McCaw (capt), Kieran Read.Tries: Messam, Woodcock, Romano. Cons: Cruden 3. Pens: Cruden 4.Sin-bin: Jane (59min)last_img read more

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Simon Shaw gets a two week suspension following the third Test

first_imgMonday Jul 6, 2009 Simon Shaw gets a two week suspension following the third Test British & Irish Lions lock Simon Shaw has been suspended for two weeks following the third and final Test against South Africa at Ellis Park on Saturday.Shaw, whos had a fantastic tour at the age of 35, clumbsily fell with his knees into the back on Springbok scrumhalf Fourie Du Preez.Assistant Referee Vinny Munroe recommended a yellow card to Ref Stuart Dickinson. Shaw spent ten minutes on the sideline.The England second rower appeared before judicial officer Alan Hudson at a hearing on Sunday and was found guilty of dangerous play. Incidentally, Hudson is the same official who was involved in both the Schalk Burger, and Bakkies Botha suspensions.With the Lions tour over and the domestic season not due to start until August, Shaws ban will commence on 9 August and finish on 22 August.While many will feel that a yellow card was sufficient punishment, Shaws dangerous knee into the back caused pain and discomfort to Du Preez, who stayed on but struggled, and was later replaced by Ruan Pienaar.The precedent seems to have been set, as judiciary officers appear to now be taking the outcome of misdemeanours into account. :: Related Posts :: Simon Shaw red carded for knee in back in 2004 Time: 01:28ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Simon Shaw gets a two week suspension following the third Test | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

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Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation raises $21,000 online

About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation’s “Mission: Possible” campaign ended this week, raising more than $21,000 dollars through the Internet for spinal cord research. This is the largest sum ever raised online by the foundation for a single campaign.The event drew over 200 bids and 7,000 visits to the auction, which offered 14 different items. The online auction featured a variety of celebrity experiences and memorabilia, including a lap around the race track with Paul Newman in a PPG Pace car, lunch with Emmy-Award winning actress Sela Ward and a role on Broadway in the current production of Les Miserables. Find out more from The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Advertisement  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 November 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation raises $21,000 online read more

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On tenth anniversary of death, Oakland remembers Oscar Grant

first_imgJan. 1 — Over 200 people gathered at the Fruitvale BART Station in East Oakland to commemorate Oscar Grant and condemn his murder by police. Family members, clergy and community activists loudly proclaimed, “We are all Oscar Grant.”Grant was killed by Oakland BART police on Jan. 1, 2009. In response, the streets surged with massive demonstrations against police terror and the murder of Black and Brown youth. At the rally, speakers recalled both the death of the 22-year-old African- American man and also the movement against police murders that developed in its aftermath. Wanda Johnson, the mother of Oscar Grant, said: “People know Oscar all around the world. I believe that Oscar’s life was a catalyst to change our society. It brought an awareness, and it has caused us to examine what has happened.” Johnson has helped organize a national movement involving mothers of Black and Brown men and women who have suffered “death by cop.”Cephus Johnson, Grant’s uncle (known by all as “Uncle Bobby”), recalled that Grant’s case made history when bystanders took out their cell phones and recorded his nephew’s murder by BART cop Johannes Mehserle. Mehserle was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison for Grant’s murder.“For the first time in California state history, an officer was arrested, charged, convicted and sent to jail — that is historical,” said Uncle Bobby. “Let us all remember that it’s your vigilance that has brought about this change.” Cat Brooks, a founder of the Anti-Police Terror Project (APTP), former candidate for mayor of Oakland and a longtime community activist, talked about the early days of the movement for justice for Grant. Brooks paid tribute to Wanda Johnson and the Grant family who shared Oscar and his legacy with the movement.Brooks recalled how this movement not only impacted Oakland but spread: “We stayed in the streets for three years fighting for justice. We were emailing and Facebooking with people around the world. People on the other side of the world were holding signs that said, ‘We are Oscar Grant.’”Brooks noted, “Our legacy kicked off the next iteration against police terror in this country and around the world. What has stayed the same is that we are still target practice, and the state maintains its insane practice of overincarceration, overpolicing and overkilling our communities.” Brooks urged people to get involved in the movement against police terror and for justice for all victims of racism and police violence.The APTP will hold its fifth annual “People’s March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy” on Jan. 21, starting at 11 a.m., Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Mexican journalist murdered on same day as president’s inauguration

first_img Reports Help by sharing this information News The new president has pledged to combat corruption, and most of the journalists murdered in Mexico were investigating collusion between local politicians and organized crime. to go further RSF_en RSF also calls on the authorities in Tepic to concentrate on the hypothesis that Jesús Alejandro Márquez Jiménez, the founder and editor of the news website Orión Informativo and a former reporter for the local newspaper Crítica, was killed in connection with his journalism. December 3, 2018 Mexican journalist murdered on same day as president’s inauguration In articles posted on his news site, Márquez was very outspoken and specific in his criticism of the links between organized crime and local officials and politicians in the state of Nayarit. MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence He was also involved with a political party, the Movement for National Regeneration (MORENA), in the city of Tuxpan, where he recently offered to run as a MORENA candidate for municipal councillor. RSF has learned that a defamation suit was brought against him six months ago by officials in the neighbouring municipality of Tecuala. News May 5, 2021 Find out more “The Nayarit authorities must conduct an exhaustive investigation into this case and must prioritize the hypothesis that the victim was killed in connection with his work as a journalist,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. April 28, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Follow the news on Mexico Márquez’s bullet-riddled body was found at a roadside a few hours his family reported him missing on the afternoon of 1 December. The body was formally identified yesterday. May 13, 2021 Find out more At least nine journalists have been killed in Mexico in connection with their journalistic work so far in 2018. Two journalists, Rodrigo Acuña Morales in Veracruz and Ana Ledesma in Quintana Roo, miraculously survived murder attempts last month. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Mexico’s new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to prioritize the protection of journalists during his term in office after yet another journalist was murdered – this time in Tepic, the capital of the western state of Nayarit – on 1 December, the day of his inauguration. Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence Organisation “This latest murder, on the very day that President López Obrador was being sworn in, speaks yet again to the urgent need for Mexico’s federal authorities to completely rethink and overhaul the system for protecting journalists throughout the country.” Mexico is ranked 147th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Colley Complex, Troy Public Relations and Tourism to host Tonya Terry book signing

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 3:00 am Tuesday, June 6, 2017 You Might Like State recognizes linemen for ‘dangerous job’ Linemen have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country, says Troy Utilities Manager Brian Chandler, but are not… read more By Jaine Treadwell The Colley Senior Complex and Troy Public Relations and Tourism will host a meet and greet book signing for Tonya Terry of WSFA News from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the senior center.  The public is invited.Terry’s book is titled “Sometimes Lessons Look Like Love.”“The book is really about love and friendship,” Terry said. “The idea came from a friend of mine, Amanda Granger from Webb. We were broadcast journalism majors at Troy State University. The way Amanda tells it is that, like oil and water, we did not mix.” Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Terry said she does not remember their friendship beginning that way but she loves the way her friend tells the story.As they shared stories of love and life, Granger got a good laugh from the story of when Terry thought she was in love but it turned out to be a lesson.“Amanda loved the story and said I should write a book and that should be the story – love turning out to be a lesson” Terry said. “I didn’t know if I had the time or the knowledge of the process. But we got it done.” Colley Complex, Troy Public Relations and Tourism to host Tonya Terry book signing The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Sometimes Lessons Look Like Love” is a personal piece in which Terry shares lessons that she has learned in life, some lessons learned from love, others from solid advice from people she cares about.“It’s a small book and already I want to do it again,” Terry said. “I’m working to get another book done by my birthday in November.” Terry will share thoughts from her book and also take time to visit informally with guests at the book signing. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Print Article Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

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Man allegedly stabbed wife to death, threw her body out in the trash, police say

Broward Sheriff’s Office(SUNRISE, Fla.) — A Florida man allegedly stabbed his wife to death after she refused to let him move back in, and then threw her body out in the trash and left it to be picked up by the garbage truck, according to police.Joseph Traeger, 50, of Sunrise, was arrested Thursday night in connection with the Nov. 28 killing of Jeneen Catanzaro, according to the Sunrise Police.The case began as a missing persons investigation.Traeger called 911 on Dec. 2 to report his wife missing and told police he last saw her the morning of Nov. 29 when he left for work, according to the probable cause affidavit. Catanzaro’s mother told police she had not heard from her daughter since Nov. 27.Traeger told police they were married for 10 years, but were arguing over financial problems and faced “marital problems over the past year due to his heroin addiction,” documents said.Catanzaro had filed two domestic battery reports against her husband this year, the probable cause affidavit said.Traeger’s stepfather told police he had been warning Catanzaro about Traeger’s “violent behavior” for over a month, the probable cause affidavit said. The stepfather told police “he made Jeneen promise to call every morning when she woke up so he would know that she was alive,” the document said.Traeger first told investigators that Catanzaro told him to move out in October, but at her request, he moved back into the house on Nov. 28, documents said. He said he left for work the morning of Nov. 29, and then his wife vanished, the documents said.But police said video surveillance from the neighborhood showed Catanzaro come home on Nov. 27 and never leave the house again, documents said.On Monday, Traeger told investigators that his wife died accidentally; he said he saw her lying in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor, so he assumed she had a seizure and died from hitting her head, the probable cause affidavit said.Traeger told investigators he “panicked” and didn’t want to call police and “be blamed for killing her,” so he put her in trash bags and into the garbage bin for pickup, the probable cause affidavit said.Once the trash was picked up, Traeger said he went to a casino for the rest of the day.On Thursday, Traeger admitted to authorities that the story about finding his wife on the kitchen floor was a lie, the probable cause affidavit said.Traeger said he asked his wife if he could move back in, and when she refused, she grabbed the phone to call 911 because he wouldn’t leave, the probable cause affidavit said.Traeger told police he “snapped” and stabbed her with a knife, the probable cause affidavit said. Her body was later found in a landfill, the Sun-Sentinel reported.Traeger was charged with homicide, making a false report and destroying or tampering with evidence. It was unclear if he had an attorney.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. read more

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New York couple accused of attacking Black hotel clerk appear in court amid protests

first_imgiStock/ChiccoDodiFC(NEW YORK) — A New York couple accused of beating a Black hotel clerk in Connecticut blew kisses and appeared to dance in front of protesters as they arrived to court Wednesday.Philip Sarner and Emily Orbay were captured on surveillance video hitting and kicking Crystal Caldwell, a hotel clerk at the Quality Inn in Mystic, Connecticut, on June 26 last year.Video of the attack appears to show Sarner and Orbay approach Caldwell near an ice machine. Sarner appears to punch Caldwell, shove her to the ground and kick her head. Orbay appears to hit Caldwell’s head.Caldwell’s attorney, M. John Strafaci, told ABC News the incident took place after the couple complained about an issue with hot water.They now both face charges of intimidation due to bias and assault in the attack that Caldwell claims was racially motivated.“During the assault, he was making racial comments and slurs, calling her a monkey,” Strafaci alleged.Sarner also faces a further charge of harassment for allegedly making harassing phone calls to Strafaci.Sarner and Orbay, from Long Island, New York, were arrested last July in Brooklyn for their alleged role in the attack, according to The Hartford Courant.They appeared at New London Superior Court in Connecticut for a hearing Wednesday, where they were met by a group of protesters who chanted, “Hey hey, ho ho, these racist folks have got to go,” local ABC affiliate WTNH-TV reported.Sarner appeared to raise his hands and dance, while Orbay blew kisses to the protesters.“He has no remorse. The only thing he sorry about is that he was caught,” Strafaci said about Sarner after the couple’s interactions with protesters at the courthouse.“It’s one of the most vicious assaults that I’ve seen,” he added. “Just a situation where you have a lady who’s working at a hotel [who] hasn’t done anything to deserve it.”Strafaci said Caldwell sustained head injuries, an eye injury and a severe concussion following the incident, and she may require surgery. He said she also suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and continues to have nightmares about the assault.“It’s gonna be a long, long time that I don’t stop dreaming about his stepping and kicking, stepping on my head. It’s going to be a long time,” Caldwell told WTNH-TV outside the courthouse.The state’s attorney’s office offered a plea deal to Sarner and Orbay on Wednesday. If they plead guilty to all charges, Sarner would be sentenced to nine years in prison, suspended after five years served, and three years probation. Orbay would be sentenced to six years behind bars, suspended after two years, followed by three years probation, Strafaci said.The couple is due back in court in July to either accept or reject the plea deals.Sarner and Orbay’s attorney Kevin Smith did not reply to ABC News’ request for comment. Smith said last August, “We obviously would dispute the nature of the assault,” when arguing for reduced bond for the couple, according to The Day. Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Christmas crackers at Symonds & Sampson auction

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Christmas crackers at Symonds & Sampson auction previous nextAgencies & PeopleChristmas crackers at Symonds & Sampson auctionThe Negotiator14th February 20180439 Views People in search of building plots and renovation projects flocked to The Memorial Hall in Sherborne, Dorset on 8th December for Symonds & Sampson’s final auction of 2017. It was a lucky day for one lady – her husband bought her a ‘lot’ as a secret Christmas present.Auctioneer Mark Lewis said, “As soon as we put the catalogue together I knew that we would receive a great deal of interest for some of the lots and this was a very strong end to the year. We sold 124 auction properties in 2017 and raised the second highest total since 2007 with a record number of people attending the sale room.Highlights included The Old Thatch, a grade two listed property in Evershot near Dorchester in need of complete renovation, which sold for £118,000 (26 per cent above guide); two flats in Shaftesbury let on assured shorthold tenancies and providing an income of £10,200 which sold for £170,000 a 6 per cent return and a 515sqm piece of land at Dewlish near Dorchester exceeded expectations when the guide of £22,000 was easily exceeded and the gavel fell at £41,000 (86 per cent above guide).auction auctioneers Symonds & Sampson The Old Thatch auction lot February 14, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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USA: Raytheon Wins USD 46.9 Million Torpedo Systems Contract

first_img View post tag: contract USA: Raytheon Wins USD 46.9 Million Torpedo Systems Contract View post tag: Naval Raytheon Full Service Partnering Corp., Keyport, Wash., is being awarded a $46,954,710 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-q…[mappress]Source: defense, April 1, 2011; April 1, 2011 Share this article View post tag: Systems Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Raytheon Wins USD 46.9 Million Torpedo Systems Contract View post tag: USDcenter_img View post tag: Raytheon View post tag: News by topic View post tag: 46.9 View post tag: Torpedo View post tag: million View post tag: wins View post tag: Navylast_img read more

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Barista competition experiences surge in entrants

first_imgThe London regional heat for the World Barista Championship has had to be doubled in size due to a surge of interested competitors this year.There are five regional heats where the baristas have 15 minutes to serve four espressos, which are then judged on flavour as well as the skills demonstrated in producing them. The competitors are then required to make four velvety textured cappuccinos, followed by four signature coffee drinks of their own creation.The semi-finals will take place on 28 February at Hotelympia, and the final will be held at the same venue on 1 March 2010. It’s the first time the Championships will have taken place in London.Last year’s UK Barista Champion, Gwilym Davies, went on to become World Champion in Atlanta.Visit for more information.last_img read more

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In Short

first_imgLASER homes in on golf tournamentThe London & South East Region of the National Association of Master Bakers has announced its 10th annual Golf Day will take place at Surrey National Golf Club, on Wednesday 27 July. The entry fee per team of four is £192, which includes 18 holes of golf and a three-course evening meal. For details contact Karl Flanagan on 01702 587934.Renshaw accoladeRenshaw has been named Exporter of the Year, as part of an entry for parent firm The Real Good Food Company, at the Liverpool Daily Post Regional Business Awards. Renshaw has increased its export sales year-on-year with a 73% increase in export turnover since 2008.Dean’s mini moveDean’s of Huntly has added a twist to its range of shortbread and oat biscuits with the launch of new mini bite-size versions in snack bags, including Mini Shortbread Rounds and Mini Original Oat Biscuits.Mural messageGrahams Bakery in Epworth has had a mural painted on the wall inside the bakery by a local artist (one of its van drivers), in a bid to get across the ’field to fork’ concept of the business. The firm said a lot of its customers did not realise it bakes all of its products on the premises, by hand, using old-fashioned methods.Polish-ed coursesThe Society of Food Hygiene and Technology has made one of its key e-learning courses available in Polish. The Food Safety Interactive course covers Level 1 Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene and Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering. For more information visit read more

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Unemployed Hoosiers offered free workforce skills courses

first_img TAGS180 SkillsclassescoronaviruscoursesCOVID0-19freeIndianaRapid Recovery for a Better Futureunemployedunemployment Unemployed Hoosiers offered free workforce skills courses Twitter Google+ Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews By Brooklyne Beatty – September 10, 2020 0 370 WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Pinterest (Sarah Welliver/The Elkhart Truth) Unemployed Indiana residents now have an opportunity to gain workforce skills for free.A partnership between the State of Indiana and 180 Skills will allow up to 100,000 Hoosiers to take a variety of courses that focus on things like acing a job interview, mastering Microsoft Office and improving communication skills, to name just a few.The free course library includes more than 700 online, interactive and competency-based skills courses.The 180 Skills partnership is part of Indiana’s “Rapid Recovery for a Better Future” initiative led by the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet.All Hoosiers who are unemployed or otherwise impacted by COVID-19 are eligible, just complete an online form by clicking here.Employers interested in signing up employees for 180 Skills can do so by clicking here. WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Pinterest Previous articleMichigan City man qualifies as Armed Career Criminal, sentenced to 15 yearsNext articleCoquillard Elementary students receive school desks for at-home learning Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

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London Food Corporation enters free-from market

first_imgLondon Food Corporation has entered the free-from market with the acquisition of gluten-free cereal and food manufacturer Big Oz.The new ownership will make the UK-based gluten-free cereal pioneer “rightly poised to withstand challenges and take advantage of opportunities that Brexit may present”, said Lalit Premchandani, a director of the co-owned venture.Established in 1999, Big Oz processes and packs puffed grains, crispy and soft flakes, oats, granola and flours that are free from the 14 major allergens at its Sunbury-based plant.Clive Ball, Big Oz national sales manager, will head up the business development, along with the technical and commercial team managers. He said: “We are now fully focused on increasing market penetration, bringing a wider variety to our consumers in the UK, and also pursuing opportunities coming from export markets that trust UK-based manufacturers.”Premchandani claimed London Food had entered a fast-growing segment of British food manufacturing – Mintel research valued the UK free-from food market at £837m.Speaking of the deal, he added: “We see the free-from food category as a symbol of wholesome nutrition, great taste and convenience for our consumers. We are committed to working closely with our partners to tailor our business model, such that we become the most preferred supplier in this category.”last_img read more

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All the world’s a stage

first_imgThe 2019–20 season lineup at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) boasts some highly anticipated shows for theater enthusiasts and first-timers alike — and, beginning this summer, several world premieres.“Six” flips the damsel in distress narrative on its head by letting the six wives of Henry VIII tell their own stories for once. Directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage, the show will run from Aug. 21 through Sept. 27 at the Loeb Drama Center.At the Oberon, “Black Light” will have a 10-day run from Sept. 19‒29. Daniel Alexander Jones will perform as his alter ego, Jomama Jones, with all original music influenced by Prince, Diana Ross, and Tina Turner. Audiences can expect the unexpected (and at least a few sequins).Dave Malloy, the Tony Award-winning composer of “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” will ring in the new year with the world premiere of his “Moby Dick.” This musical adaptation will run from Dec. 3 through Jan. 12, 2020, at the Loeb.The Loeb also presents a celebration of feminist activist Gloria Steinem in “Gloria: A Life.” Written by Emily Mann and directed by Diane Paulus, this new production will showcase not only Steinem’s life and work, but also what’s next for the current and future generations of women. “Gloria” plays at the Loeb from Jan. 24 through Feb. 22, 2020.Another world premiere at the Loeb will be “Ocean Filibuster” (March 7‒27, 2020). Created by the Obie Award-winning company PearlDamour, this show combines myth, stand-up, politics, and science to advocate for the Earth’s most valuable bodies of water.Shakespeare will return — this time backed by the iconic music of Ike and Tina Turner, The Doors, and more. “Macbeth in Stride” explores the descent of Lady and Lord Macbeth and delves into a complex relationship and the effects of unrestrained ambition. The show is created and performed by Whitney White and will run at the Oberon from April 23 through May 10, 2020.The Tony Award-winning “1776,” which musically tells the story of John Adams on the eve of the American Revolution, will run from May 22 through June 28, 2020. The show is directed by Diane Paulus.Subscriptions for the 2019/20 season go on sale to select A.R.T. donors beginning May 2, to renewing subscribers on May 16, and to A.R.T. members on May 23. Subscriptions will go on sale to the general public on May 31. Packages start at $99. More information is available at, by visiting the ticket services office at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, or by calling 617.547.8300. Single tickets for individual productions will go on sale to member-level donors and above on a date to be announced, and to the general public throughout the year. Coed Hasty Pudding makes its debut ‘Endlings’ playwright imagines lives both similar to and different from her own Song of the seacenter_img Related Women perform alongside male counterparts for first time in group’s 171-year historylast_img read more

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Oliver Savile, Sean Kearns & More Are West End Wicked’s New Ozians

first_imgThe West End production of Wicked is about to welcome a bunch of new, swankified faces! Beginning September 21, Oliver Savile will join the cast as Fiyero, as will Sean Kearns as Doctor Dillamond, and current ensemble member Daniel Hope as Boq. The show continues to play London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre.Emma Hatton and Savannah Stevenson, the show’s current Elphaba and Glinda, have extended their contracts into 2016. Also continuing with the show are Liza Sadovy as Madame Morrible and Katie Rowley Jones as Nessarose. Wicked alum Carina Gillespie will join the production as the Glinda standby on September 21, joining Elphaba standby Natalie Andreou.Jeremy Taylor, Martyn Ellis and Sam Lupton will play their final performances as Fiyero, the Wizard and Boq, respectively, on September 19. Phillip Childs ends his run as Doctor Dillamond on August 8, and Steven Pinder will take over temporarily.Savile has appeared in the West End in The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables. Kearns’ stage credits include The Commitments, The 39 Steps and Billy Elliot. View Commentslast_img read more

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Ripcord Star Holland Taylor Discusses Her Relationship with a Woman

first_img Ripcord Star Files View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 6, 2015 Stage and screen favorite Holland Taylor currently stars in Ripcord off-Broadway, and in a recent interview with WNYC, the Emmy winner opened up playing an assisted living resident, losing her mother and learning to discuss her relationship with a younger woman.“The first weeks of rehearsal were very difficult because I was often very teary,” Taylor said; her mother spent her last few years in a setting not unlike the one in Ripcord. She explained that at the time of her mother’s death, she realized, “I was not very self-aware and I had not had wonderful relationships. I had not made them to be wonderful or let them be wonderful…I had stayed very solo. And I made a judgment about that, that that was impoverishing.”She is now in a relationship with a woman, and she calls it “the most wonderful, extraordinary thing that could have ever possibly happened in my life.”“I’ve been really wrestling with this lately,” admitted Taylor, “because most of my relationships have been with women, and I don’t like talking about them because I don’t like talking about the politics of it all, because I’m not political about it.” She added, “I’d like to be able to just say that, without having to stop and say, ‘So have you come out?’ No, I haven’t come out because I am out. I live out.”Taylor shared that she was currently dating a younger woman, and while she chose not to discuss her personally, she did say that the two have been candid with each other about the age gap. “I’m sure [it] shocks a lot of people, and it startles me. But you know…as they say, ‘If she dies, she dies.’”Taylor received a Tony nod in 2013 for her performance in the solo show Ann (which she also wrote). She won an Emmy for The Practice and earned four nominations for her role on Two and a Half Men. Her additional credits include Murder Among Friends and Butley on Broadway and Legally Blonde, The Lot and The L Word on screen.Ripcord, a Manhattan Theatre Club production, plays City Center Stage I through December 6. Taylor will reprise her role as Ann Richards in Ann in Austin, Texas next year. Holland Taylor Related Showslast_img read more

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New core systems required in digital age

first_imgby: Chris SkinnerI realized something about this new market of financial technology the other day, where banks become financial systems integrators. The realization was that banks really should think about what they are doing by developing so much of their core capabilities internally. Right now, coders are the new rock stars and banks develop pretty much everything themselves. I can’t think of hardly any large banks in the UK that have not developed their own core systems.Most of them are proud of this fact. For example, HSBC has more developers than Microsoft, more than 13,000 in fact. Microsoft employed 1,000 developers to produce Windows 7, by contrast.Why is that? Because banks developed their own core systems back in the 1960s. They then added onto these systems lots of middleware and front office applications. They then found these front, middle and back office internally-developed systems needed to be adapted to support call centers and then the Internet and most recently mobile. Now, they’re looking at wearables and the Internet of things and everything connected and thinking, wow, we need more developers to add these new-fangled gadgets to our creaky legacy network.Wrong.As I’ve screamed so many times, banks need to replace their core systems for the digital age.They have to do this because their systems were built in the last century for the physical distribution of paper in a localized network. Now, they need to be digital and their systems are just not fit for that purpose. So, what they do is separate the content of their systems – the data – from their processors – the engines. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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TV star Deborah Hutton helps couple score dream beach house in Byron Bay

first_img The iconic Byron Bay lighthouse was a big drawcard. Picture: Foxtel/Find Me a Beach House.“I love the sound of the beach. This is like old Byron Bay. It’s the old true beach house,” he said.The two bedroom, two bathroom house they inspected had a spiral staircase, and room for major improvement, according to the couple.“I like having a beach in the backyard, I like being able to say that,” he said. “We’re going to be in this house a long time, our kids are going to grow up here.”Mrs Goldberg agreed: “It’s our forever home.”The couple were planning on rebuilding on the site.The price was $3.2m, which was $100,000 less than the Goldbergs expected it might cost.“To have a beach in your backyard, to me it’s priceless,” Mr Goldberg said. “I would like to rebuild. I think it’s about position and to have this, the sound, the beach, the beautiful lighthouse in the distance, this is Byron Bay for me. This is for a lifetime.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Michael and Jade Goldberg and their two children were set on finding a beach house in Byron Bay. Picture: Foxtel/Find Me a Beach House.It was billed as being a hunt in prestigious Byron Bay close to the Queensland-New South Wales border.The couple has sold their business which allowed them to live the dream and retire early.“They love travelling around Australia in their Winnebago camper van and Michael also rides motorbikes so an important consideration when looking for their dream beach house is enough space to accommodate the numerous vehicles.”Their wishlist was that their new home be a “coastal oasis with access to the beach” in Byron Bay.A builder by trade, Mr Goldberg was keen to enjoy early retirement, spending time watching the children grow. The huge first house. Picture: Foxtel/Find Me a Beach House.Ms Hutton, who hosts the show, took the couple to an enormous house first up: A six bedroom, four bathroom getaway, located 10 minutes from the beach.“You can hang out in the kitchen, you’ve got that area there, you can see the kids in the pool, and the beach is a five to six minute private walk away,” Ms Hutton told the couple.Mrs Goldberg was impressed: “What a way to start the day, surrounded by green, the sounds of the birds.”Priced well below their kitty at $3.4m, it was a big house that was relatively modern with views. Former Miss World Australia buys Brisbane investment Gabba project lures investors The second home was brand new. Picture: Foxtel/Find Me a Beach House.The second home was “brand new, contemporary luxury” with the couple the first ever to be given an inspection of the property.The four bedroom, two bathroom house was 11 minutes from heart of Byron Bay and also had beach access.Ms Hutton said “the level of detail in here is quite extraordinary” with American oak countertops, brass handles, a parents’ retreat, and media room.While Mrs Goldberg had visions of herself cooking and entertaining in the kitchen, her husband loved that the kids would have their own space for movie nights.“I’m scared to ask how much,” he said. “Looking at the workmanship and everything that’s been put in, $5-6m easy.”Ms Hutton said the property was $5.4m, about $400,000 over their budget but designed to give them an idea of what was possible in the area. The third property had two houses on it and ready for upgrade, but right on the beach. Picture: Foxtel/Find Me a Beach House.The third property was a surprise winner though: Two houses that were much smaller than the others and older and in need of renovation — but with a clear deal clincher, the beach in its backyard.“It’s all about surprises today,“ Ms Hutton said. “This parcel of land was tightly held for 20 years, two houses, one in front of the other, walk straight through there and you’re right on top of the beach.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agocenter_img Foxtel’s brand-new property series Find Me a Beach House sees host Deborah Hutton tasked with finding everyday Australians their perfect beach house. Picture: Supplied.A young family of four with a whopping budget got the property of their dreams after television star Deborah Hutton took them under her wing.The Goldberg family — Michael and Jade and their two children — were the big spenders with a $5 million budget in the third episode of the first season of TV show Find Me a Beach House, on Foxtel’s LifeStyle Channel. MORE: Spring swing underway in Brisbane Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Think cannabis is harmless? So did I. But I know better now

first_imgNational Post 30 January 2019Family First Comment: ..On a typical Saturday night, two friends and I were cooking dinner. A friend offered me half a medical marijuana gummy. She took the other half. About 45 minutes later, I started to feel strange. It’s hard to explain how. I had had bad experiences with weed before. This felt similar; like I knew something very bad was about to happen. I decided to go home. I, still, to this day, don’t know what actually happened that night and what didn’t. I was totally disconnected from reality. I was hallucinating, dreaming while awake. Welcome to a weed overdose, friends — a drug-induced psychosis….I’m telling this story because I think it’s important for people to realize that although cannabis has a reputation as being safe and benign, that’s not always the case. As my psychiatrist likes to remind me: people’s minds and bodies are different, and have varying reactions to drugs, to alcohol, to stress.Last year, shortly before cannabis was legalized, StarMetro Vancouver reported that in 2017, 567 people were admitted to emergency rooms at St. Paul’s, Vancouver General, Surrey Memorial and Kelowna General hospitals for cannabis overdoses or related mental and behavioural issues.I was one of them.This isn’t easy to write about. I’m well aware that this will be part of my story forever, for anyone to look up online. Still, people need to know the risks.In mid-2017, on a typical Saturday night, two friends and I were cooking dinner. A friend offered me half a medical marijuana gummy. She took the other half. About 45 minutes later, I started to feel strange. It’s hard to explain how. I had had bad experiences with weed before. This felt similar; like I knew something very bad was about to happen.I decided to go home. I, still, to this day, don’t know what actually happened that night and what didn’t. I was totally disconnected from reality. I was hallucinating, dreaming while awake. Welcome to a weed overdose, friends — a drug-induced psychosis.I remember walking down the street, not being able to swallow. Falling down. Laying face-first on Robson Street in downtown Vancouver yelling at people driving and walking by that I was dying. I remember the paramedics kicking me out of the ambulance. I remember dead people being wheeled past me in the emergency room at St. Paul’s. But I’m not entirely sure if any of these things happened.READ MORE: read more

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Woman confronts ‘Dr Death’ at Perth euthanasia forum

first_img9 News 13 August 2019Family First Comment: Her father was in his 60s when he took his life two years ago, after seeking advice from Mr Nitschke’s Exit International group that advocates legalising voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide. She said her father was suffering from depression, but he had no terminal illness.“Apologise for what happened to my father,” she said. “The information you put out kills people who are not in a rational state of mind to make that decision… There are young people who have died, people with depression. It’s wrong, it’s totally irresponsible, he’s a doctor, it’s wrong.” Known only as Candice, the woman then walked to the front of the forum and confronted Mr Nitschke up close. Backers of the man dubbed Dr Death, converged on the woman and demanded she leave. “Apologise for what happened to my father,” she said. “The information you put out kills people who are not in a rational state of mind to make that decision.” She said her father was suffering from depression, but he had no terminal illness.READ MORE: A pro-euthanasia forum in Perth has turned ugly after a young woman tried to direct questions to controversial former doctor Philip Nitschke. “There are young people who have died, people with depression,” she argued back. “It’s wrong, it’s totally irresponsible, he’s a doctor, it’s wrong.” Candice then explained to the media that her father was in his 60s when he took his life two years ago, after seeking advice from Mr Nitschke’s Exit International group that advocates legalising voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide.last_img read more

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Manhunt for 2 missing Yampiece residents continues

first_imgLeon “Dopie” JosephThe Dominica Police Force is continuing their search for two young men who were abducted on Saturday 10th March, 2012 in Yampiece, Stockfarm.Leon “Dopie” Joseph and Deon Hakim Alfred were last seen about 9pm on Saturday 10th March, 2012 and reported to the Criminal Investigations Department as missing by their relatives on Sunday 11th March, 2012.According to a release issued by the police, the men were last seen boarding vehicle registration # PS 295 at YamPiece on Saturday.Joseph was last seen wearing “a black short pant with white and brown horizontal and vertical lines, a black windbreaker coat and a pair of black and white Nike slippers,” while Alfred was last seen wearing “a black hooded long sleeve shirt and a pair of short blue Jeans pants”.Meanwhile three men are assisting the police with their investigations.Description of Leon “Dopie” JosephSex: MaleNationality: DominicanAge: 28 years (D.O.B.: 9th February 1984)Complexion: FairHeight: 5ft 5insBuild: AverageHair: BlackEyebrow: BushyForehead: RecedingNose: BulbousFace: OvalMouth:NormalLips: NormalChin: RoundDeon Hakim Alfred Description of Deon Hakim Alfred Sex: MaleNationality: DominicanAge: 20 years (D.O.B.: 2nd March 1992)Complexion: FairHeight: 5ft 4insBuild: AverageHair:Plaits (Black)Eyebrow: BushyForehead: RoundNose: FlaringFace:RoundMouth: NormalLips: ThickChin: RoundThe police is urging the public to assist them with any information relating to the whereabouts of the missing persons.Police wants anyone with information to contact the Criminal Investigations Department or the nearest police station immediately.Dominica Vibes News will continue to follow this story and bring you developments as they occur.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Manhunt for 2 missing Yampiece residents continues by: – March 16, 2012 Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! 24 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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NegOcc guv warns small-scale miners not to abuse permit

first_img“I want to be forthright with you, ourpermit holders. Please bear in mind that the permit given to you is aprivilege, a privilege to use and enjoy our resources, not a license to abuseour finite natural reserves,” Lacson reiterated in his message to theparticipants of the Governor’s Permit Holders’ Forum and Dialogue held at theNegros Residences here Friday. BACOLOD City – Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson has reminded small-scale miners inNegros Occidental that the permit issued to them by the provincial governmentis a privilege that should not be abused. Regional Director Raul Laput of theDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources-Mines and Geosciences Bureau –Western Visayas discussed his agency’s relevant policy issuances. (With a report from PNA/PN) Lacson said it is time that both thegovernment and the private sector demonstrate that economic growth andprotection of the environment can go together and not be in conflict with eachother. During the forum, the permitholders/stakeholders were informed of the province’s policy direction for theyear 2020 and were also asked to provide inputs on how to improve the permitprocessing and regulations in line with the need to promote responsible miningpractices among mining practitioners in Negros Occidental. Amisola discussed the innovative changesthat have been adopted and the future development strategies to improve theservices related to applying for Governor’s Permit. Lacson commended the ProvincialEnvironment Management Office, headed by lawyer Danilo Amisola, for organizingthe forum and dialogue. “I want to give you my full trust andconfidence, that you will use the grant given to you responsibly and conscientiously,and it is my ardent hope that such trust will always be preserved andrespected,” he added. The governor also acknowledged thepermit holders who have complied with the required fees in full. Some 200 participants, led by NegrosOccidental Miners Permittees Association, Inc. vice president Allan JosephArceo, attended the whole-day gathering, which served as a venue to discuss andaddress pressing issues concerning the sand and gravel and mineral use in theprovince and to strengthen the collaborative participation between governmentagencies and permit holders. “I want to be forthright with you, our permit holders. The permit given to you is a privilege, not a license to abuse our finite natural reserves,” says Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL PIOlast_img read more

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Charges filed in Aurora double homicide

first_imgAurora, In. — The son and grandson and his girlfriend have been charged with the murders of Walter Bryant, 76 and Faith Craig, 58, both of Aurora.Police found their bodies on the evening of January 19 while performing a welfare check. Both had stab wounds and Bryant suffered blunt force trauma to the head.Son and grandson of the victims, Cody Wayne Booth, 28, and his girlfriend, Margie Lynn Thompson, 47, have been charged with two counts of murder, two counts of conspiracy to commit murder, two counts of robbery causing serious bodily injury and two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery.Booth and Thompson were found the following day driving Bryant’s car in Pulaski County Kentucky.Booth was also wanted for a parole violation from Kentucky.last_img read more

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Donations sought for ‘Operation Christmas Child’

first_imgBrookville, In. — Emmanuel Baptist Church in Brookville invites the public to make a donation to “Operation Christmas Child.”“National Collection Week” is November 12 through 19. Items can be dropped off at the church on November 12 through 14 from 9 a.m. to noon, November 15 through 17 3 to 6 p.m., November 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. and November 19 from 8 to 10 a.m.last_img

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Best a doubt for Springboks clash

first_img Head coach Joe Schmidt will be desperate for Ulster hooker Best to be fit for Saturday’s Springboks clash in Dublin given Ireland’s raft of front-row injuries. Best went through “modified work” in training on Monday, with his progress to be monitored throughout the week. Ireland must face the big-scrummaging Springboks without props Cian Healy, Marty Moore and Nathan White, while tighthead Mike Ross is still fighting for fitness after groin trouble. “Rory Best has a tight calf that will be monitored all week,” said Kearney. “He will go through modified work today (Monday) and will be monitored as the week goes on. “It’s probably a little bit more difficult to say with Rory, but he will do modified work and be monitored closely. “Mike Ross went through some running and multi-directional work as well as static team work on Friday, and will be introduced to full training over the next few days. “He will be closely monitored but the prognosis is positive and we are reasonably confident he will be available for selection.” Johnny Sexton is expected to train fully all week despite suffering “tightness in his thigh”, with Kearney confirming Racing Metro agreed to limit his French Top 14 action to 40 minutes at the weekend. Gordon D’Arcy, Rob Kearney and Jack McGrath are all expected back in full training this week, while Stuart Olding and Tommy Bowe have come successfully through concussion protocols and will be available too. Ireland team manager Michael Kearney has admitted it is “difficult to say” whether Rory Best will face South Africa after picking up a calf problem. “We don’t have a concern over Johnny, he will be expected to play full part in the sessions over the week,” said Kearney. “It had been prearranged that he would come off at the weekend, he was always going to play a limited part in the Racing game.” Meanwhile, British and Irish Lions scrum-half Conor Murray urged centres Robbie Henshaw and Jared Payne not to become “bogged down” by following Brian O’Driscoll into Ireland’s 13 shirt. Kiwi boss Schmidt has confirmed Connacht’s Henshaw and Ulster’s Payne will battle it out to replace the now-retired O’Driscoll at outside centre. Team manager Kearney said there had been no IRFU talk of retiring the 13 shirt in a USA sport-style gesture of respect to O’Driscoll. Munster half-back Murray then backed Henshaw and Payne to relish the challenge of putting their own stamp on the Ireland back-line O’Driscoll so dominated for 15 years. “There’s been much talk of it, we had all that chat last year throughout the whole season, the long farewell,” said Murray. “We’re pretty much used to that now and there are opportunities for lads to fill into that famous jersey. “There will be pressure on them, but they’re going to have to be their own men, and not be too bogged down by the title of that jersey. “It’s something the public will talk about but within our squad we know the players we’ve got and what we’re trying to do. “So we’re not going to dwell on that too much. “I think they see it as an opportunity, they are two really good players and they bring a lot of different things to the table. “They will be hugely influential if they do get a chance in there. “They are going well in training, swapping in and out, so it’s up to Joe who he gives the shirt to, but whoever gets it, I’m sure they’ll do a great job.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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The Latest: UMass cancels football, will try again in spring

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Massachusetts is the latest school from the Football Bowl Subdivision, college football’s highest level, to cancel its fall season. The Latest: UMass cancels football, will try again in spring UMass is an independent in football and its decision affects only that sport. Most of UMass’ athletic teams compete in the Atlantic 10. Athletic director Ryan Bamford said the school will try to conduct a football spring season if possible.“Our job as coaches and mentors is to provide opportunities for our players, and do everything in our power to not take them away,” coach Walt Bell said. “Today’s news was devastating, but we will be resilient and prepared to be our best when our best is required.”UMass joins fellow independent UConn, Old Dominion and all the schools in the Mid-American Conference and Mountain West, a total of 27, in postponing its football season.UMass joined the FBS in 2012 and has not had a winning record since. The Minutemen were forced to try football independence when the Mid-American Conference pushed them out after the 2015 season. The program relies heavily on the revenue it generates from playing road games against Power Five schools and had been due to receive $1.9 million to play Auburn in November, but that game was canceled when the Southeastern Conference decided to play only league games.___ Associated Press center_img August 11, 2020 More AP sports: and read more

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Carrie-Mattimoe sets new program mark for career goals

first_imgWhen Holly Carrie-Mattimoe tied the record for most career goals at Syracuse on Friday, she had no idea that she had even accomplished the feat.“Good to know,” Carrie-Mattimoe said when told she had tied the record. “I guess it’s exciting. I don’t know.”Carrie-Mattimoe scored her 35th career goal last Friday against Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, passing former SU stars Stefanie Marty and Isabel Menard to become the program’s most prolific goal-scorer. Carrie-Mattimoe leads the Orange (8-5-1, 3-0-1 College Hockey America) with 12 points and is tied for the team lead with six goals. The senior captain has been crucial to the program as it continues to grow in its fifth year.“Ever since she got here she’s been an important player to our team, so we’re really happy for that,” defender Jacquie Greco said. “Maybe the younger girls are going to strive to beat her now, so it’s really good for our whole program.”Carrie-Mattimoe and Greco have been teammates for four years. Greco said Carrie-Mattimoe brings on-ice leadership to Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“She makes the easy plays, she makes the simple plays,” Greco said. “She knows the game really well. She might not make flashy plays, but it’s the little plays she makes that people who don’t really understand the game don’t really notice.“She’s really important to our team.”For most of this season, Carrie-Mattimoe has played on the same line with Margot Scharfe and Nicole Ferrara. Ferrara said Carrie-Mattimoe’s production has been key for SU.“She’s amazing to play with,” Ferrara said. “Definitely one of the smartest players on the team. She is very poised with the puck. She always can control it and knows how to pick the corners to score.”Ferrara said she’s also learned from Carrie-Mattimoe during her time playing with the now all-time leading scorer at Syracuse.While Carrie-Carrie-Mattimoe didn’t know she had broken a record, many of her teammates did. Ferrara said this is only one part of Carrie-Mattimoe’s great career thus far.“It’s awesome,” Ferrara said. “She deserves it and she is only going to get more. It’s great.”SU head coach Paul Flanagan has watched her grow from a newcomer a few short years ago to becoming a leader and the program’s all-time leading scorer. Flanagan is proud of the progress she has made and he knows she will be key for SU to make a run for the conference title.“Holly has worked extremely hard on all aspects of her game since arriving here four years ago,” Flanagan said in an email. “She has consistently been one of our top offensive players for three and a half years. We will count on Holly’s leadership abilities and scoring prowess to help us continue our quest for a CHA title.” Comments Published on November 27, 2012 at 1:55 am Contact Ryan: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Class of 2012 job opportunities to increase 9.5 percent

first_imgWhen it comes to job opportunities, the class of 2012 could be better off than its 2011 counterpart.According to U.S. News and World Report, employers surveyed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers said they plan to hire 9.5 percent more graduates from the class of 2012 than they did from the class of 2011.The projected increase in hiring also brings positive news about salaries. The NACE Fall 2011 Salary Survey shows this year’s class of graduates will make, on average, about 6 percent more than last year’s graduates, from just more than $48,000 to just more than $51,000.The survey also reported that engineering students from the class of 2012 will make $1,688 more than engineering students from the class of 2011.“The economic recovery has been a drawn out and difficult one and employment has suffered in ways that are deeper and longer from a more typical recessionary cycle,” said Carl Martellino, executive director of the USC Career Center.He also said there are signs of improvement, as demonstrated by the NACE survey.“The recession of 2008 shows signs, small ones, but noted ones, on the hiring front,” he said. “The more jobs available, the better for everyone … This is particularly true for individuals with a college degree. Overall, the unemployment rate for individuals who hold a college degree is about half of the overall national average.”This trend is especially evident at USC, where employers continue to hire through the on-campus recruiting program at the Career Center, he said.“The recent fall Career Fair was a wonderfully positive bellwether, with over 170 organizations attending,” Martellino said. “In fact, this was one of the largest career fairs at USC and the largest since the economic downturn of 2008 … While conditions can always change, this is a very positive indication that things are improving for college graduates.”According to Martellino, USC students can “stand out above others” by using the resources available on campus. He said employers want to see a strong academic background coupled with real world experiences, which students usually gain through internships.Martellino also emphasized the importance of utilizing the Trojan Family when seeking employment.“Attending workshops and presentations where employers and alumni are speaking is an important step in building your network,” Martellino said. “Your classmates are part of your network as are your faculty, family and friends.”Evelyn Larios, a senior majoring in sociology and public policy, management and planning, said she thinks the increase in employment opportunities will affect students in a positive way.“It will give them an incentive to graduate on time because I’ve noticed that seniors sometimes stay another semester to pick up another major because they [think] it’s better to have those when you go apply to the [job] market,” Larios said. “It will actually give more energy to the students and let them know that when you leave college, there’s likely to be a job out there for you.”Josephine Chou, a senior majoring in psychology, on the other hand, is skeptical of the NACE survey results and what they mean for the class of 2012.“The first question that comes to my mind is why they say that they’re going to hire more from the current graduating class,” she said. “I wonder if they mean they’re going to be hiring more during the next year, but I don’t know if that necessarily means that my class will get hired because we have less experience than the class before us.”She said many of her peers are trying to keep other options open.“A lot of people, including myself, are applying for grad school, but on the other hand, we’re also applying for jobs and seeing which offer comes,” she said. “Then we’ll try to make a decision.”Larios, who said she is also considering graduate school, is not particularly worried about employment after graduation.“Once you know what you really want to do and whether the work route really is the route for you or grad school or something else is the route for you, then you kind of become less worried about it,” Larios said.last_img read more

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Erin Little excels as assistant coach after returning to alma mater

first_img Published on November 19, 2015 at 8:36 am Contact Chris: [email protected] Leonid Yelin turned to assistant coach Erin Little after Syracuse dropped consecutive sets against Virginia Tech on Oct. 11.Yelin and Little consulted her detailed diagrams that track ball movement during previous points. They noticed that the Hokies were setting to the pin almost exclusively.A blocking change was in order.“We changed from a swing block to more of (an) inside-out block,” Yelin, SU’s head coach, said after the game. “They weren’t attacking us over the middle so we moved blockers to the outside.”The adjustment revitalized the Orange’s blocking attack. Syracuse registered eight blocks in the fourth game, four more than in the second and third combined. The adjustment helped the Orange take the final two games of the match, winning it in five.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It was one of those things where if it works, it’s genius” Yelin said.Little has been quietly contributing to Syracuse’s program in situations like that since she returned to Syracuse (20-7, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) in 2013, after a professional stint in Finland. The assistant coach plans road trips, manages the upcoming recruiting class and tends to the academic needs of her current players.During practice at 3 p.m., Little sheds her managerial duties and serves more as a player-coach.Little has to be an active participant in practice. She gets repetitions alongside players in drills and mimics the playing styles of upcoming opponents during scrimmage sessions. Here, Little said, is where her style of coaching best compliments that of Yelin.“I’m more (personal) with my coaching of players,” Little said, “which allows me to help coach (Yelin) accomplish everything that he wants to get across in his scheme.”The assistant graduated from SU in 2011, and the minimal generation gap makes her a source of wisdom for the team. Little often starts the season by giving underclassmen a tour of main campus, offering them advice on where to and not to go.“I try to keep them off Marshall Street because I prefer my players to eat healthy,” joked Little.The assistant coach admitted that most of her players go against her advice on the subject, opting for the “Chipotle diet” in lieu of healthier options.If Little’s not diagramming points and scouting out the opponent during games, she’s helping other assistants prep the court before the game or set up the food spread for the team after.Little eagerly takes on the duties of an assistant coach because her background as a player at SU has tied her passion for the game directly to the program.“I’ve always wanted to see Syracuse be successful,” said Little. “Our goal as a coaching staff is to build a top 25 program here. That (goal) definitely makes it all worthwhile.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Grading Syracuse women’s lacrosse at the midway point

first_img Published on March 28, 2017 at 11:22 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 11 Syracuse (8-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) is a little more than halfway through its season. The Orange won its first seven games of the season. It now has four more conference games remaining to finish out its schedule and is just 1-3 over its last four games. The Daily Orange beat writers awarded superlatives and graded the units as SU gets ready for the second half of the season.Grades (A-F)Nick Alvarez– Goalie: B– Defense: B-– Midfield: B– Attack: A-– Draw: AMatt Feldman– Goalie: B-– Defense: C+– Midfield: A– Attack: A-– Draw: AKaci Wasilewski– Goalie: B-– Defense: B-– Midfield: B+– Attack: B+– Draw: AAdvertisementThis is placeholder textTeam MVP: Riley Donahue and Nicole LevyWith the loss of Kayla Treanor and Halle Majorana, and their 95 goals, Syracuse needed new offensive leaders. Earlier in the season, head coach Gary Gait said he didn’t know who would step up. Eleven games in, it is clear that SU relies on the production from Riley Donahue and Nicole Levy. The pair co-leads SU in goals scored and have combined for 65 points. In the three one-goal games this season, Donahue has scored two game-winners. It would be unfair to prioritize one over the other, as both are crucial to the Orange’s success every game. — Nick AlvarezBiggest Surprise: Devon ParkerBetween the end of the 2016 season and the start of the 2017, senior Devon Parker switched from a midfielder to starting attack. Filling a need for a left-handed attack as well as a major hole left by Treanor and Majorana, Parker can now focus only on the offensive side of the ball, which so far has worked for her. Last season, she finished with four points over 17 games. In the game against Virginia alone, she had five goals and helped spark SU’s comeback. Her 16 points (12 goals and four assists) puts her fifth on the team. In the back half of the season, Parker’s efforts will be needed to achieve success against highly ranked teams like No. 2 North Carolina. — Kaci WasilewskiBiggest disappointment: Asa GoldstockAsa Goldstock has seen her share of downfalls through the first half of SU’s season, posting more than a .500 save percentage just three times in the Orange’s first 11 games. She has struggled immensely against top opponents, allowing an average of 14.6 goals in her last five appearances, all but one (Harvard) coming against ranked teams. Early on, Gait said that a lot of her problems were coming due to her aggressiveness in the net, and turnovers via errant passes. Goldstock has calmed her aggressiveness down, but she’s still been unable to put up the type of save numbers she was expected to as an Under Armor All-American and one of the Orange’s most highly touted recruits. — Matt FeldmanX-factor moving forward: Team DefenseSyracuse’s defense was exposed against the likes of No. 1 Maryland, No. 3 Florida and No. 13 Notre Dame. The Orange has given up at least 15 goals each game over its last five and has gone 2-3 in that span. Specifically, the middle of the Orange’s defense has been fairly open. Gait will need to assure his team communicates more and catches the cutting attacks that have breached SU’s defense at will. If Syracuse is to make another deep tournament run and possibly dethrone Maryland, the defense will need to tighten up. — Nick AlvarezEvaluating the AttackSyracuse’s strength is its attack. SU has found success this year like most dominant teams do, control possession and scoring at will. The Orange’s strong offense has come from its litany of scoring options. Led by Levy and Donahue, there are currently nine players with at least 10 goals on the roster. The only negative is the attack has struggled against top teams. Syracuse’s three losses this season has come against the current first, third and 13th ranked teams in the nation. SU averages 8.7 goals per game in losses. In wins, it averages 15. The attack has been without Taylor Gait for the last three games and her return will help. But unless the Orange proves it can beat the best goalies, SU’s postseason run will be short. — Nick AlvarezEvaluating the MidfieldThe midfield has been a strong supporting cast to the high scoring efforts of the attack. The depth that the top six midfielders provide allows for quick rotation. All six have 10 or more points. Mary Rahal leads the midfield in points, ranking third overall with 19. Her overtime goal against Harvard gave the Orange a much needed road win. In the loss to Maryland, it was the midfield that kept SU on the board, scoring six of the seven goals in the 17-7 blowout loss. The unit provides a second layer of attack when the high scoring attack duo of Nicole Levy and Riley Donahue are shut down. — Kaci WasilewskiEvaluating the defenseThough Goldstock hasn’t looked stellar in the net so far this season, much of her woes can be attributed to a struggling Orange defense. The SU defense has allowed 11.36 goals per game, good for just 50th in the nation, and the Orange is averaging only 8.18 caused turnovers per game, the 82nd-best mark. SU’s 1.91 scoring margin is just the 38th and is largely due to the Orange allowing 125 goals on the season. Thankfully for SU, its offense made up for shaky defense early in the season, but after losing three of its last four, the defense needs to turn its act around in the second half in order to right the ship. — Matt Feldman Commentslast_img read more

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Strickland’s big day, Dungey’s 6 scores lead Syracuse over Boston College

first_img Published on November 24, 2018 at 3:31 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – No. 20 Syracuse (9-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast) closed out the regular season with a 42-21 road win over Boston College (7-5, 4-4) on Saturday afternoon. The win gives Syracuse nine wins heading into the bowl season, its most since the Orange had the same record entering December in 2001.Eric Dungey torched the Eagles through the air and on the ground en route to a six-touchdown day. Dontae Strickland provided solid production on the ground and in the blocking scheme, and the Syracuse defense equaled their production on the opposite side of the ball.Here are three takeaways from Syracuse’s regular season finale.Dungey couldn’t be stopped One week after needing help getting off of the field with an upper-body injury against Notre Dame, Dungey played one of the best games of his career against Boston College. The senior quarterback dominated the Eagles with 362 passing yards and three passing touchdowns through the air, in addition to three rushing touchdowns.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDungey became just the seventh quarterback in ACC history with 90 career touchdowns, joining players such as Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson. He also is inching closer to Ryan Nassib’s all-time passing yards record in SU history.This Saturday, Dungey played to the opposing crowd, blowing kisses and running to the SU fans for high fives. Dungey’s six touchdowns are a new career-high and place him in a tie with Jim Brown for second all-time in a single game by an SU player. Both trail Zack Mahoney’s seven.Strickland has a career day At points this season it looked like Strickland had been demoted to the third-string running back. Moe Neal ate up the most touches on the team, while Jarveon Howard received the goal-line carries. But Strickland has come alive of late, working as the team’s go-to back, splitting carries with Neal, but playing more snaps because of his abilities as a pass blocker and catcher.This Saturday against BC, Strickland led the Orange with 20 carries, 10 more than Neal, and scampered for 129 yards, more than triple the next closest SU rusher. His 129 rushing yards were a new career-best, toppling his previous record of 127.He blocked efficiently, protecting Dungey from being hit on more than one occasion, and caught a pass for a first down when Syracuse needed it to extend a drive on third and 10.SU defense prevents a shootout Last year, Syracuse surrendered 42 points to Boston College as AJ Dillon rushed for 193 of BC’s 333 total rushing yards. The Eagles ran roughshod over the Orange, scoring at will. At points this season – Clemson and Pittsburgh, in particular – other teams did the same, powering and slicing through the SU defense with ease.Since the bye week following the loss to Pittsburgh, SU had looked like a different team defensively and appeared the same this Saturday. In a game that appeared would be a high-scoring duel, Syracuse’s defense held the Eagles in check while the offense coasted.After scoring 14 points in the first half, Syracuse allowed just seven points in the second half, albeit without Dillon playing. Still, against a team that torched them one year ago, the Orange held firm and prevented BC from running up and down the field.Syracuse forced four turnovers as well as a turnover on downs, continuing to win the turnover battle, which it has done so well all season long. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Southampton sign defender Jan Bednarek

first_imgSouthampton have signed defender Jan Bednarek from Polish club Poznan.He’s agreed a five-year deal at the Premier League club.Saints haven’t revealed how much they’ve paid for him. The Polish under-21 international’s their first summer signing under new boss Mauricio Pellegrino.Meanwhile, Chelsea have accused Fiorentina of seeking to “extort” money from them and former player Mohamed Salah.The new Liverpool signing and the Blues have been cleared of wrongdoing after the Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed a complaint brought by the Italian club.Fiorentina alleged breach of contract when the Egpyt winger instead moved to Roma on loan for the 2015-16 season in a deal which later became permanent.FIFA threw out the complaint in May 2016 and, 13 months on, CAS has come to the same conclusion.Premier League side Watford have signed full-back Kiko Femenia on a four-year contract.He was most-recently with Spanish top-flight club Alaves.Femenia is new head coach Marco Silva’s latest addition at Vicarage Road.Meanwhile, Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain says Ellis Short’s no longer looking to sell the club because he wants a period of stability.The Championship side’s owner had been in talks with a potential buyer recently.They cited those discussions as a reason for why it was taking so long to find a new manager.But after appointing Simon Grayson as boss, Bain says Sunderland aren’t for sale. Photo © Pixabaylast_img read more

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Ghana-Egypt match grosses GHC320,000

first_imgA record gate proceed of GH¢320,000 was grossed from the Black Stars versus the Pharaohs of Egypt World Cup qualifying play-off, which Ghana won 6-1 at the Baba Yara Stadium last Tuesday.The amount goes into the record books as the highest gate proceeds ever received from a football match in the country whether between club sides or national teams.Ghana’s game against Zambia last September, which attracted one of the highest attendances, could bring in only GH¢221,000, which stood as the highest, but has been toppled by the latest figure by GH¢100,000.The increment has largely been attributed to the increases in the face value of match tickets. For instance, a seat at the VIP attracted GH¢50 instead of the GH¢20 fans paid for the same seats in the previous game against Zambia.But the money was yet to hit the account of the National Sports Authority (NSA) as their Kumasi officials were said to be computing various deductions to be made before an onward transfer into the respective accounts of the NSA and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.A total of 85 per cent of the amount was expected to hit the account of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, while the remaining 15 per cent is expected to be deposited with the NSA for their various maintenance works.last_img read more

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F1 German Grand Prix: Start time, TV channel, how to stream 2019 race

first_imgThe F1 2019 schedule reaches its 11th race of the season Sunday, the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ESPN returns as the TV channel that will broadcast this weekend’s Formula 1 race, with a start time of 9:05 a.m. ET on Sunday. The German Grand Prix also can be live streamed via the ESPN app.The German Grand Prix in 2019 returns to the iconic Hockenheimring. The 17-turn, 4.574-kilometer course first hosted a Formula 1 race in 1970 and, despite a reconfiguration in 2002 that cut down on the distance, remains a relatively fast course for F1. Sunday’s German Grand Prix is scheduled for 67 laps and a total distance of 306.458 kilometers. Only Monaco (66), Italy (69) and Great Britain (70) have hosted more F1 races than Germany (63, alongside Belgium). MORE FORMULA 1: Full 2019 Grand Prix scheduleThe driver who has had the most success in F1 this season also happens to be the driver who has had the most success in Germany of late. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, the leader in F1 points standings with seven wins this year, is eyeing a third consecutive victory in the German Grand Prix. A win Sunday also would give Hamilton a record fifth at the German Grand Prix for his career.As for one of the “home” drivers, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, the German has reached the podium in just four of the first 10 F1 races of 2019 — the worst run of his tenure with his current team. His teammate, though, arrives in Germany on the strength of some recent success. Charles Leclerc has reached the podium in each of the last four races.Below is all you need to know about the 2019 German Grand Prix, including how to watch and live stream the race.F1 2019 German Grand Prix start time, how to watchDate: Sunday, July 28Time: 9:05 a.m. ETTV channel: ESPNLive stream: ESPN appF1 TV schedule, live stream for German Grand PrixAs it has in years past, in the United States, ESPN will broadcast Sky Sports’ presentation of all 2019 F1 races.Below is the TV and live streaming schedule for German Grand Prix practice, qualifying and race presentations on ESPN platforms Friday, Saturday and Sunday.Friday, July 26EventStart timeTV channelLive streamPractice 14:55 a.m. ETESPN2ESPN appPractice 28:55 a.m. ETESPNUESPN appSaturday, July 27EventStart timeTV channelLive streamPractice 35:55 a.m. ETESPN2ESPN appQualifying8:55 a.m. ETESPN2ESPN appSunday, July 28EventStart timeTV channelLive streamPre-race show8:30 a.m. ETESPNESPN appRace9:05 a.m. ETESPNESPN appRace (re-air)7 p.m. ETESPNEWSN/ARace (re-air)10 p.m. ETESPN2N/AGerman Grand Prix qualifying results, starting lineupF1 qualifying for the 2019 German Grand Prix is scheduled to take place Saturday, July 27 at 8:55 a.m. ET and will be shown live on ESPN2 and the ESPN app.Fun fact: The next driver to secure a maiden career pole position will be the 100th different driver to do so in F1 history. The F1 qualifying results and starting grid for the 2019 German Grand Prix will be posted upon completion of Saturday’s session.Pos.DriverCar/team1.Lewis HamiltonMercedes2.Max VerstappenRed Bull3.Valtteri BottasMercedes4.Pierre GasleyRed Bull5.Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo6.Romain GrosjeanHaas7.Carlos SainzMcLaren8.Sergio PerezRacing Point9.Nico HulkenbergRenault10.Charles LeclercFerrari11.Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo12.Kevin MagnussenHaas13.Daniel RicciardoRenault14.Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso15.Lance StrollRacing Point16.Lando NorrisMcLaren17.Alexander AlbonScuderia Toro Rosso18.George RussellWilliams19.Robert KubicaWilliams20.Sebastian VettelFerrariGerman Grand Prix facts, notesF1 Opta facts:A German driver has won the pole at four of the last five F1 races in Hockenheim (Vettel, 2010 and 2018; Nico Rosberg, 2014 and 2016), but only once has a German won the race in that time (Rosberg, 2014).Mercedes has finished first and second seven times already this season. One more one-two finish would equal the number of times the team achieved this across the last two seasons combined.If Hamilton reaches the Hockenheim podium, it will be the fifth time he has done so at the track. Only Michael Schumacher (seven) and Ayrton Senna (six) have done this more often.Valtteri Bottas is one win away from securing as many races wins in 2019 as in the rest of his F1 career combined (three, all in 2017).Bottas has finished fourth or better in his last 10 races, the best run in the Finn’s career.Vettel is one podium away from his 50th for Ferrari. If he manages it at this race, he will be 15 shy of the 65 he managed for Red Bull.Ferrari is 3.5 points away from becoming the first team to collect 8,000 points in F1.Vettel finished 16th in the British Grand Prix two weeks ago, the first time Ferrari had seen one of its drivers fail to pick up points since Kimi Raikkonen at the United States Grand Prix in 2014 (excluding retirements). It could be the first time for this to happen in consecutive races since Malaysia and China in 2012, with Felipe Massa finishing 15th and 13th, respectively.Romain Grosjean has the second most retirements of any active driver in F1 (45) after Raikkonen (67).Carlos Sainz has a chance to record the 100th F1 podium for Spanish drivers (Fernando Alonso 97, Pedro Martínez de la Rosa and Alfonso de Portago).German Grand Prix: Live updatesF1 German Grand Prix live updateslast_img read more

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Sumner County Court Docket: June 27, 2014 report

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••Jarrod Miller, born in 1982, of Wichita was charged with theft, a level 9 felony.Miller is accused of stealing a White Ford Expedition from 215 South G in Wellington.•••••Daniel Crump, born in 1979, of Wichita was charged with theft, a level 9 felony.Crump is accused of taking a purse and contents including a matching clutch wallet containing credit cards and about $4,000 in cash at the Kansas Star Casino.The owner had left the purse near a slot machine she had used and Crump allegedly went into the men’s restroom, removed the wallet, took the money and threw the purse into the trash can.•••••Jennine McCulley, born in 1992, of Wellington was charged with domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor; criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.McCulley is accused of pushing a household member to get her out of the way so she could get her knife collection which the relative feared she would cut herself. She also allegedly entered a bedroom for which she was unauthorized to do so where the knives were.•••••Gregory Mosely, born in 1975, living at the Sumner County jail, was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; assault, a Class C misdemeanor; interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor, criminal threat, a level 9 felony; and criminal damage to property, a Class B misdemeanor.Mosely is accused of angrily swinging at a person’s face, who was able to block the blow so contact was made just with the arm. When detention deputies tried to escort Moseley to a different cell after a fight he physically resisted being handcuffed and fell to the floor to avoid going to another room. He then allegedly made a threat against another deputies life.Mosely then allegedly obtained control of a phone from the jail supervisor without his consent and used the phone to pound on some glass until the phone broke.•••••Michael Andra, born in 1955, of Wichita was charged with maintaining public nuisance, a Class C misdemeanor.Andra is accused of from December 2013 to March 2014, endangering the public health, safety or welfare by keeping several cattle on his proper near 30th St and Ryan Road in Sumner County and not providing adequate fencing. The cattle were running at large on the road on Dec. 6 and 9, 2013; Jan. 2, 9, 10 2014 and March 19 and 20, 2014.•••••Alan Sellers, born in 1960, of Milan was charged with maintaining public nuisance, a Class C misdemeanor.Sellers is accused of from Feb. 27 to March 9, 2014 of endangering the public health, safety or welfare on Feb. 27, March 8, and March 9 of 2014 of allowing several head of his cattle to run loose on another person’s property and on the public road at the 700 block of South Milan Road in Sumner County.•••••Jared Holden, born in 1995, of Argonia was charged with burglary of a dwelling, a level 7 felony; criminal damage to property, a Class B misdemeanor; and theft, a Class A misdemeanor.Holden is accused of on June 10 of entering a house at 301 Monroe and stealing 39 vinyl records and breaking the door to get in.••••• Paige Swank, born in 1994, of Wichita was charged with defective tag lamp, a traffic infraction; driving while suspended, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.last_img read more

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LeBron James’ best individual performance of the decade will never be remembered properly

first_img“They have a guy who is playing basketball at a level that I’m not sure anybody’s ever seen before.”Those are the words of Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who was describing Cavaliers star LeBron James after Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals. Kerr happened to play with a guy named Michael Jordan as a member of the Bulls in the 1990s, and he has coached MVPs in Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. So, yeah, Kerr’s comment carries some weight. MORE: SN’s NBA All-Decade team for the 2010sJames finished Game 1 with 51 points, eight assists and eight rebounds — and Cleveland lost. That Finals contest will go down in history not because of James’ excellence, but because of JR Smith’s infamous gaffe.The play that decided Game 1.— ESPN (@espn) June 1, 2018Smith’s absent-minded play left the Cavs despondent and sent the game to overtime. Golden State throttled a stunned Cleveland team in the extra period and ultimately swept the Cavs for back-to-back championships.LeBron was the NBA’s most successful athlete of the decade. He has a library of notable games and playoff stretches. Many would point to his 45-15-5 game against the Celtics in the 2012 Eastern Conference finals as the signature moment that elevated him and placed him firmly on a title track.That may still be considered James’ “defining” performance whenever he retires, but in terms of an individual display of brilliance and dominance against an elite opponent, it could be argued he had his “best” performance against the Warriors.After playing the full 48 minutes against the Celtics in Game 7 of the 2018 Eastern Conference finals, James scored a playoff career-high 51 points in a game-high 48 minutes, becoming one of only six players to reach 50 points in a Finals game and the only one to do so in a loss. He shot 19-of-32 from the field, 3-of-7 from 3-point range and 10-of-11 on free throws — the rest of the Cavs went 25-of-67, 7-of-30 and 6-of-11 in those categories.He ran through defenders on his way to the basket like a senior going against the junior varsity team, shooting 12-of-18 in the paint and 9-of-10 in the restricted area. He hit pull-up bombs from beyond the arc, found open cutters and operated comfortably in transition or half-court settings.James led the Cavs with a 39.0 usage percentage ahead of Jordan Clarkson (25.8), who scored four points on 2-of-9 shooting. Larry Nance (4-of-6) was the only other Cleveland player who shot better than 50 percent from the field. James simply didn’t have much help — of James’ 19 field goals, 16 were unassisted.Despite the heavy workload and limited offensive options around him, James never allowed the Warriors to blow the Cavs away with a trademark Oracle Arena run. He made multiple clutch plays in the fourth quarter, including a tough bank shot through contact …A charge on Kevin Durant that was reversed to a block after a questionable review process …And a double-clutch layup over Draymond Green at the rim. Then George Hill stepped to the line and missed the shot. Smith grabbed the rebound and floated out of the paint without any sense of urgency. It was effectively over. The Cavs couldn’t mentally recover.LeBron’s peak performance, wiped out in a matter of seconds. Imagine how it would be remembered now had the Cavaliers scored just one extra point in regulation.”If he had won that, it might be the best Finals game ever played, by anyone,” former Cavs general manager David Griffin told Business Insider. “Hard to think of its equal.”last_img read more

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Maple Leafs’ Jake Muzzin says hand is ‘pretty much 100 percent ready to go’

first_imgSince Muzzin was rehabbing an injury, he still had access to team facilities to continue getting treatment. It was a different feeling for him going into the arena.”Yeah, obviously different feel in here,” he noted. “Coming here, there’s two, three people really and you have the whole arena to yourself. Kind of a weird feeling coming in, but I was actually lucky, fortunate enough to be able to get the treatment and the work needed to be done to make sure I heal properly.”One day before his injury, Muzzin agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Maple Leafs. He explained his rationale for signing the new deal.”The direction the team is going, the personnel, the people, the organization and the city itself,” the 31-year-old defenseman said. “There are way more positives than negative so we wanted to be here and we called the team on it for me to be here. I’m glad and we’re really fortunate that we got a deal done before all this happened.”MORE: NHL free agency 2020: List of signings, best free agents availableAfter being traded midseason last year by the Los Angeles Kings, Muzzin said it took a couple of months for him and his family to adjust to Toronto.”I had never been traded before so I was going into a new situation so it was kind of a different experience for me,” he recalled, having grown up about a 90-minute drive outside Toronto in Woodstock, Ont. “The way the guys accepted me last year, accepted my wife and the way the organization accepted us as a family and as a group was unreal. They really made the transition as smooth as it could be.”We kind of felt that we were at home. You know we got over the initial shock of being traded and being in a new city and kind of growing some roots here. I feel we’ve done that and we’re excited for the next four years here.”  Muzzin, who has scored 39 points in 83 career games with the Maple Leafs, feels really fortunate to have signed his contract extension before the season was paused. He sympathizes with the pending free agents.”It’s the uncertainty of these days. There’s an unknown that I think would be on the back of your mind,” he said. “I don’t know if guys get what they think they should get or this is going to be fine or, you know, something is going to drastically change. Maybe you have to structure a deal differently.”For me, I don’t have that. I was fortunate enough to get a deal done before and so I thought maybe everything is going to be fine. I don’t know. That’s just the unknown and uncertainty over what’s going to happen.” Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin said his hand is almost fully healed in a call with reporters Tuesday. He suffered a broken hand on Feb. 25 after absorbing a shot against the Tampa Bay Lighting.”The hand is doing great. Today, it’s pretty much 100 percent ready to go, so getting treatment and just working out trying to stay ready like everyone else,” Muzzin said, hinting he could be back in the lineup if the 2019-20 NHL season restarts. “As far as the hand goes, it feels fine and it’s ready to go. A couple of weeks on the ice before wouldn’t hurt to get back and get some touches and feels.”last_img read more

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Steelers trample Broncos, must face explosive Bengals

first_imgThen came the second half and an entirely new Steelers offense took the field, well, after Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass to the wrong team to give Denver a 10-7 lead. But then he came back in just four plays to get that touchdown back, passing for 56 yards, with Rashard Mendenhall adding 24 on the ground leading to a 3-yard touchdown reception by Hines Ward to take a 14-10 lead. The Steelers never looked back from that point as the defense, behind James Harrison and Troy Polamalu, dominated the Broncos, holding them to three and out while picking up two interceptions, one by Polamalu and a second by Carter.If it had not been for the two miscues by Roethlisberger, the game probably would have been a blowout. On one play he was stripped of the ball leading to a 54-yard touchdown by D.J. Williams, and the other play was after driving down to the 15 yard line where he threw the ball behind Ward, which led to an interception-killing the drive.The offense, however, looked very impressive in the second half as the Steelers controlled the ball with a time of possession of 24 minutes to Denver’s 7. Roethlisberger was 21 of 29 for 233 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, evenly distributing the ball to his three wide receivers, although he didn’t go to tight end Heath Miller as much as in the past. After only one reception in the previous game, Ward had seven receptions for 44 yards and two touchdowns, Santonio Holmes had six for 93 yards and rookie sensation Mike Wallace had four for 69 yards and one touchdown. Miller only had three for 18 yards.The key to the game, however, was the blocking of the right side of the line led by Willie Colon, Trai Essex and Justin Hartwig, who not only protected the quarterback, but opened big holes for Mendenhall who took full advantage of any little crease as he had his second best game of his short career with 156 yards on 22 carries. This was against the number one defense in the league entering the game.While the Steelers were accumulating 173 yards rushing they held the league-leading Broncos to just 27. Kyle Orton was 23 of 38 for 221 yards passing and was forced into three interceptions, after giving up only only one coming into the game. Brandon Marshall did look impressive with 11 catches for 112 yards but most were in the middle of the field, and none turned into a touchdown.Now the 6-2 Steelers will face the surprising Bengals in Heinz Field this Sunday with first place in the AFC North on the line. The Bengals kept the pressure on the Steelers Sunday by defeating the Baltimore Ravens 17-7 in a game that was much more lopsided than the score indicates. Carson Palmer is looking impressive and he and Chad Ochocinco are really beginning to click as he was 20 of 33 for 224 yards and one touchdown, with Ochocinco grabbing five for 66 yards and Laveranues Coles six for 72 yards. One huge loss for Cincinnati is the other wide receiver, Chris Henry, who is out for the season with a broken arm. This will put a lot more pressure on Ochocinco to produce against double teams. Someone else will have to step up.The Bengals not only have an impressive passing game but Cedric Benson is second in the league in rushing as he picked up 117 yards on 34 carries against the stiff Baltimore defense. They are no longer a one-dimensional team; their defensive unit is just as impressive as the offense, holding a potent Ravens offense that had been averaging 30 points a game to just 7 points.The winner will have sole passion of first place in the division and pretty much be in the driver’s seat.In the next four games the Steelers will face the Kansas City Chiefs (1-7), the Baltimore Ravens (4-4), Oakland Raiders (2-6) and the Cleveland Browns (1-7). The Bengals will face the Raiders, the Browns, the Detroit Lions (1-7) and the Minnesota Vikings (7-1).Note: Tyrone Clark did not play due to health reasons. The fact that he considered playing is amazing. One game or an entire season is not worth your life. The Steelers put together their best second half of the season and by far their best fourth quarter to hand the Denver Broncos their second loss, setting up their biggest game of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals.The Broncos controlled the first half but still trailed 7-3 as a result of a Tyrone Carter 48-yard interception for a touchdown. AGELESS—Hines Ward celebrates with offensive tackle Willie Colon after Ward caught a touchdown pass against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter of the Steelers’ 28-10 victory in Denver. last_img read more

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Event for Students Interested in Attending a Service Academy

first_imgMIDDLETOWN – Con­gress­­man Frank Pallone, Jr., D-6th District, will hold Academy Day on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Naval Weapons Station Earle, Leonardo Pier Complex, 801 Route 36.The event will provide a forum for students who are interested in attending one of the country’s prestigious U.S. service academies.“I hope that U.S. Service Academy Day will inspire young people of the 6th Congressional District to explore the vast opportunities that our service academies have to offer,” Pallone said. “Academy graduates are selflessly prepared to assume some of the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government. I take these nominations very seriously because our nation’s service academies are some of the highest caliber institutions committed to graduating leaders of character, honor and integrity.”The event will focus on the admissions process, steps to obtaining a Congressional nomination, and lifestyles as cadets or midshipmen at the academies. Interested students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and a local ROTC representative.Doors will open at 10 a.m. Presentations will begin promptly at 10:30
a.m.A reservation is required due to space and security restrictions. Those who wish to attend must RSVP by Sept. 7 to Dawn Rebscher at 732-571-1140. All attendees must present photo ID. For admittance, all drivers must present vehicle registration and auto insurance at the checkpoint on Naval Weapons Station Earle.last_img read more

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Carpenter charged for $2M robbery

first_imgA father of two from Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was on Friday brought before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with five counts of robbery under arms.Lloyd Saffon, 36, of Lot 6 Quamina Road, Beterverwagting denied the chargesRobbery accused Lloyd Saffonread to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.He is being charged with carrying out an armed robbery on Merwin Gobin at Caneview Avenue, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. In that instance, it is alleged that he carted off with the man’s cellphone, cash, laptop and other items with a total value of $220,000. He is also accused of robbing Gary Primo of items amounting to $1.9 million.Saffon was also charged for robbing Neelan Jacqueline on December 31, 2017, at South Ruimveldt of items valuing $65,000; and Norwel Bowen of items amounting to $85,000.Additionally, he was charged for robbing Maxwell Bowen of items valuing $140,000 on December 31, 2017, at South Ruimveldt, Georgetown.In court on Friday, Saffon told the Chief Magistrate that he was at home at the time of all the robberies and has surveillance footage at his home to attest to his alibi.He noted that he explained the same thing to the Police, who refused to even view the footage.The defendant further told the court that the Police are also yet to visit his home to inspect for the stolen items which he supposedly possesses.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield however objected to bail based on the seriousness and prevalence of the offences. He also revealed that the defendant was identified by one of the Virtual Complainant’s (VC) in an identification parade.As such, Saffon was remanded to prison and is expected to return on February 2, 2018.last_img read more

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Police recover dead man’s car

first_imgLinden robbery/murderPolice have recovered the car which was stolen from murder victim, Romel Edison Gomes’ home on Monday evening.Reports are Gomes, called “Eddie”, 32, of Lot 53 Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) was found at his business place with a gunshot wound to his head and his throat slit.Dead: Romel Edison GomesGuyana Times was told that the incident occurred at about 17:30h on Monday.E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Anthony Vanderyden confirmed that the Toyota car with registration number PVV 2057 was recovered at about 09:00h on Tuesday in an alleyway at One Mile, Wismar, Linden, about seven minutes away from the scene of the crime. Gomes was allegedly killed by two males, onewho was armed with a handgun. Investigations revealed that the victim and the suspects were seen arguing inside of the shop and shortly afterwards, a loud explosion was heard. Soon after, the suspects were seen fleeing the scene in the victim’s motor car which was parked in front of his shop. The victim, who lived with his three-year-old son, was discovered in a pool of blood with his hands bound in front of his boddy and a kerchief (bandana) tied around his mouth. He was rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) but was pronounced dead on arrival. AThe recovered carsuspected gunshot wound was seen on the right temple, a small laceration on top of the head and another lacerated wound to the neck. The scene was processed and a spent shell of a small calibre weapon was found along with a kitchen knife with bloodstains.The victim’s bedroom was ransacked. No arrests have been made. A post-mortem examination is expected be conducted on the victim today.Meanwhile, a neighbour recalled seeing two males, both sporting braided hair, standing outside Gomes’s shop some time before the incident. The men were reportedly wearing bandanas over their faces and caps pulled down to shield their identities. According to a neighbour, the deceased and his son were at home at the time of the incident, as they recalled seeing Gomes exit the shop and asked a neighbour who was about to enter the shop to take his son away.“A brown skin one was standing at the gate… but he had a hat on he head pulled down in he face and plait hair,” a neighbour recalled. The neighbour reportedly left the scene with the child. Gomes, a former national footballer reportedly moved to Linden from Georgetown about two years ago to live with his wife, who now resides overseas.last_img read more

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New dental clinic launched

first_img…MP, NDC Chairman laud initiative to improve ECD serviceA new dental clinic on Sunday officially opened its doors to the public by offering citizens living on the East Coast of Demerara and in Georgetown and its environs a higher quality of dental service; one unmatched by others within the field of dentistry.The launching ceremony of ‘Idental’ saw in attendance close to fifty persons from all walks of life, including Peoples Progressive Party/Civic Member of Parliament Neil Kumar; Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Health, Shabana Ally; and Neighbourhood Democratic Council Chairman for the Better Hope to La Bonne Intention District, Zaman Shaw.Addressing the audience, the PPP Parliamentarian said he was happy that the group of young business executives and medical professionals had teamed up to accomplish their common goal of providing better dental care to residents of Georgetown and the East Demerara Coast.He said he was personally attended to by the chief surgeon attached to Idental, and was able to have a very satisfactory experience despite his fear of having work done orally.Kumar said small initiatives like Idental go a long way in rebuilding the confidence of young people in their ability to work hard and accomplish their overall goals and life’s aspirations.The Parliamentarian congratulated the young medical team, and urging them to work very hard over the existence of the business to maintain their standards and high levels of professionalism.NDC Chairman Shaw also echoed similar sentiments as he gave the NDC’s blessings to the operationalisation of the new dental clinic. Shaw said the building that now houses the Clinic has a history of its own within the Montrose community, as it was once the location for FoodTown.He urged its owner and dental surgeon to first look to the community to recruit and train staff that may be needed to man the facility before looking elsewhere for skills.Shaw reiterated that the NDC is committed to working with new entrepreneurs in order to boost the economic fortunes of communities within the Better Hope to Montrose District.In response, businesswoman Karen Manifold, who owns the Dental Clinic, promised she would work closely with all involved to maintain the standards of the entity, while delivering the best dental care possible with the equipment installed at the new facility.Manifold said the idea to open the clinic was birthed during conversations with Dr Steve Baul, who is the Chief Surgeon at Idental. “We had this idea two and a half years ago; and I am a perfectionist, so I kept wanting to ensure that everything was in order before the launch or startup of the clinic”, Manifold told the audience.As the ceremony climaxed, Dr Baul also delivered key remarks, as he underscored the importance of oral health and dentistry in any developing country that is serious about the ‘health and strength’ of its citizenry and human resources.He spoke about his concept of ‘no fear dentistry’, before explaining that it was designed to be patient-centred and ensure that almost all who visit Idental for medical care would be treated professionally and warmly.The state-of-the-art dental clinic is located at Lot 11 Montrose, East Coast Demerara, minutes away from Apex Educational Academy. It is housed on the middle floor of a three-storyed building.Services offered include: night guard, sealants, dental veneers, fixed bridge, teeth whitening, dental crown, removable dentures, cleaning & polishing, root canal therapy, extractions (simple & surgical) and filling.last_img read more

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Deteriorating state of Charity Wharf worrying – vendors

first_imgVendors plying their trade on the Charity Marketing Centre Wharf on the Essequibo Coast in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Wednesday raised concerns about their safety as a result of the deteriorating state of the facility.A section of the wharf which poses danger to vendors and commuters alikeThe area houses numerous businesses. Vendors told this publication that their major fear is that the structure, if not repaired, will collapse into the Pomeroon River. They added that this will not only result in millions of dollars in losses but the lives of persons will be under threat.A visit to the structure by this publication shows that the Marketing Centre, which is built with solid concrete and sits on wooden piles sink about 12 inches below the wooden wharf which is built around it to facilitate the mooring of boats to on and offload produce.A look under the structure when the tide is low revealed the dangers posed by the rotting wooden piles that were driven into the river bed to hold the concrete structure.Vendors and residents who spoke with this publication noted that several promises are being made but nothing is being done to repair the structure.last_img read more

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Huskies aiming for second win in a row tomorrow night

first_imgA win would also bring the Huskies within three points of the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks.The Blades come to Fort St. John still in search of their first win this season. They do have an overtime loss to their credit so far, giving them a single point in the league standings.In their last game the Huskies edged the Sexsmith Vipers 3-2. After tomorrow evening’s game, the next time the Huskies will be in action is on November 28 at home against the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks.- Advertisement -Opening faceoff tomorrow is scheduled for 8 p.m.last_img read more

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High court to rule on cleanup

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – The U.S. Supreme Court will rule in June on a lawsuit involving voluntary cleanup of contamination, and that ruling could affect Santa Clarita as work continues to clear chemicals from a former munitions plant. The Castaic Lake Water Agency, the wholesaler serving the Santa Clarita Valley, has filed a friend of the court brief, supporting the plaintiffs’ arguments in the case. At issue is whether a federal law that provides a means for recovering cleanup costs will be upheld in those types of cases. “A favorable result will help promote cleanups all across the country,” said Fred Fudacz, a partner with California-based Nossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott LLP, which represented the water agency and others in the friend of the court brief. The case was argued Tuesday before the Supreme Court. Atlantic Research Corp., a subsidiary of Sequa Corp., had sought to recover cleanup costs from the federal government. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals supported the company’s right to do so; the government appealed. A decision is expected in June. Earlier, Nossaman Guthner filed the amicus brief backing the lower court ruling on behalf of the CLWA and several state and national water agencies. Groundwater contaminated by perchlorate and other chemicals – at the Whittaker-Bermite site in the heart of Santa Clarita and other locales – is costly and time-consuming to clean up. “The relevance to us is, if there’s additional contamination from the Whittaker-Bermite site, it enhances our ability to pursue action and obtain financial remuneration, much in the same way we did on the perchlorate litigation,” said Dan Masnada, general manager of the CLWA. Contaminants in the soil and groundwater remain from five decades of weapons manufacturing and testing on the 996-acre Whittaker-Bermite site in the middle of town. Bermite, its insurer and others are paying for the cleanup. Perchlorate, a chemical residue from rocket fuel that has been implicated in thyroid problems, is the major contaminant left from the Bermite business. In March, the state Department of Toxic Substances Control began overseeing cleanup of soil at the site where explosives were manufactured and tested from 1934 to 1987. The Bermite property, now eyed for development, is bounded by Soledad Canyon Road, Golden Valley Road and San Fernando Road. The Circle J development is to the south. Off-site cleanup of tainted groundwater will begin in 2008 after pipelines and a treatment plant are built during the next year, Masnada said. The plant will join the agency’s other facility near Bouquet Canyon Road and Valencia Boulevard. A nearby plant that treats water from Valencia Water Company’s Q-2 well will be decommissioned after the new plant is built, its treatments integrated into the newer facility. The CLWA augments the local groundwater supply with water purchased from the State Water Project in Northern California. The agency supplies local retailers, among them Valencia Water. The new plant, which will also treat water from Saugus 1 and 2 wells, should stop the Saugus Formation’s migrating perchlorate contamination plume, Masnada said, adding that customers need not worry. “All drinking water is tested to ensure it is 100percent potable and safe,” he said. “Customers are not receiving any water with perchlorate in it and never will.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Swansea sell Pozuelo and bring in Ecuador winger Montero

first_imgSwansea City have swooped to sign Ecuador World Cup winger Jefferson Montero.The 24-year-old has joined the Swans from Mexican top-flight club Morelia for an undisclosed fee.He has penned a four-year deal at the Liberty Stadium and becomes Garry Monk’s fifth signing of the close season following the arrivals of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Bafetimbi Gomis, Marvin Emnes and Stephen Kingsley.The former Villarreal winger, who is comfortable playing on both flanks, made three appearances at the most recent World Cup in Brazil and has 43 caps in total for Ecuador.Meanwhile, midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo has left Swansea to join La Liga side Rayo Vallecano for an undisclosed fee.The 22-year-old made 36 appearances after signing from Real Betis last summer, but was frozen out by Monk after he replaced Michael Laudrup. 1 Jefferson Montero last_img read more

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK Beavers build dam against run

first_imgBy Brian Dohn STAFF WRITER Oregon State ranks second in the nation against the rush. Through four games, the Beavers have allowed eight more yards than UCLA leading rusher Kahlil Bell is averaging per game. When UCLA coach Karl Dorrell was asked what made the Beavers so good against the rush earlier this week, he told a group of reporters “Like you guys really know.” When asked to explain it, he said, “That’s Football 101.” So perhaps Saturday will give insight into whether Dorrell is teaching at an advanced college level, say Football 401, or whether UCLA’s run game belongs in the prep ranks. Bell is averaging 110.5 rushing yards per game. The Beavers have yielded 118 rushing yards all year. “They’re fast, athletic, strong (on the defensive line),” UCLA right tackle Brian Abraham said. “This is, by far, the best defense we faced. They play hard. They all play to the whistle. They’re real stout in the middle. “They have big dudes, big tackles to stop the running game. And they can mix it up. They have their big, athletic ends and their fast, speed-rusher guys. They’ve got really good linebackers. “It’s going to be tough.” The Beavers start eight seniors and three juniors on a defense allowing 0.9 yards per rush. In the middle of the 4-3 defense (that’s four defensive linemen, three linebackers for those who never took Football 101) are seniors Gerald Lee (6-foot-1, 280 pounds) and Curtis Coker (6-1, 309). Dorian Smith (6-3, 258) and Jeff Van Orsow (6-4, 266) are the ends. UCLA rushed for more than 300 yards against Stanford and Washington, which rank 93rd and 84th nationally, but will face its most stringent test against the Beavers. “Their front four is really good, I feel, and if you get past them, their ‘backers are really damn good,” said UCLA tailback Chris Markey, who is averaging 86.5 rushing yards per game. “(Derrick Doggett) is a really good ‘backer. They play hard every down. That’s what makes them so good.” Losing contact Sometimes little details make all the difference, and one was certainly missed by Dorrell’s Bruins in the now infamous thrashing at Utah. After the game quarterback Ben Olson said he was hit so hard one of his contact lenses was knocked out. It turned out Olson never found it, and he played part of the game with only one contact lens. “I make no excuses,” Olson said. Offensive coordinator Jay Norvell said the missing lens couldn’t have helped. “We should always have a backup,” Norvell said. Boise State rolls Ian Johnson rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns to lead Boise State to a 38-16 victory over visiting Southern Mississippi. Broncos quarterback Taylor Tharp also had a big night, completing 19 of 27 passes for a career-high 307 yards and two TDs. Boise State finished with 506 total yards. The Broncos (3-1) scored on their first two possessions and built a 28-3 lead before the Golden Eagles scored a touchdown. Southern Miss (2-2) scored again early in the third quarter when Jeremy Young tossed a 23-yard TD to tight end Shawn Nelson, cutting the Broncos’ lead to 28-16. They got no closer. Williams kicked off team Louisville linebacker Willie A. Williams was kicked off the team less than 24 hours after his arrest on a marijuana possession charge. The 22-year-old was dismissed for violating his agreement with Athletic Director Tom Jurich. Williams started his college career at Miami, then spent last year at West L.A. College. Around the nation Miami: Wide receiver Jermaine McKenzie can start wearing a helmet but cannot participate yet in any contact drills. McKenzie broke neck vertebrae in a one-car crash on July 16. Ohio State: Quarterback Antonio Henton, suspended indefinitely earlier this week after being arrested and accused of offering a female police officer $20 for sex, will be permitted to begin practicing with the team next week, Coach Jim Tressel said Thursday. New Mexico State: When Coach Hal Mumme asked his New Mexico State players if they’d mind adding some pink to the school’s traditional colors of crimson and white, he explained it would be for a good cause. The Aggies didn’t hesitate. They’ll be wearing pink ribbons on their helmets and pink socks for Saturday’s game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff in an effort to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for research projects in New Mexico. Cincinnati: Former Notre Dame quarterback Demetrius Jones enrolled at No. 24 Cincinnati, where he’ll be eligible to run their no-huddle, spread offense next season.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgCOMMUNITY SPIRIT KEEPS GORSE FIRES AT BAY IN GLENSWILLY – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: April 5th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:glenswillygorse fireslast_img read more

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Amazing classic XI with Portugal and Spain’s greatest ever players

first_img 12 CENTRAL MIDFIELD: XAVIHe was always looking for space to exploit and he always found it thanks to his blinding creativity. He could just see everything and was so gifted. 12 12 ATTACKING MIDFIELD, RIGHT: ALFREDO DI STEFANOBy all accounts, he could do it all. Whether that was defending, linking midfield with attack or scoring goals, Di Stefano is the man you wanted to have. Shame he never played in an actual World Cup, though. WIDE FORWARD, RIGHT: RAULOne of the most popular and dangerous forwards of his time. He could both score and create and was always a handful. DEFENCE: CARLES PUYOLPuyol was a commanding defender who won the World Cup with Spain in 2010. He was their wall. Portugal play Spain in their first World Cup game and it pits Cristiano Ronaldo against some of the game’s best players in Sergio Ramos, David De Gea and Andres Iniesta.Coverage begins on talkSPORT at 7pm, but rather than focus on the current superstars, looks at the classic players.Below is a line-up of players who have all previously played for either Portugal or Spain. DEFENCE: FERNANDO HIERRONow Spain manager, Hierro was a solid defender who represented both Spain and Real Madrid. And Bolton. He had everything a defender needed to play at the highest level. GOALKEEPER: IKER CASILLASCasillas is probably the best goalkeeper in Spain’s recent history. ATTACKING MIDFIELD, LEFT: LUIS FIGOIt’s Luis Figo, one of the greatest players ever. His brain worked at a different pace to everyone else’s and he could just glide past anyone. 12 12center_img 12 12 12 CENTRE FORWARD: EUSEBIOThis man could score goals and you wouldn’t want to stand in his way when he took aim. He is the most famous name in Portuguese football history, who scored nine times for his country at the 1966 World Cup. WIDE FORWARD, LEFT: DAVID VILLAWith nine, he scored more World Cup goals than any other Spaniard. Perpetually underrated, who bowed out of the international scene with his 59th and final international goal for Spain – a quality back heel. 12 DEFENCE: JORGE COSTAThis is a very solid defence. It needs to be considering the slick attack has up top. Costa was a bloody strong bloke. 12 12 12 ATTACKING MIDFIELD: RUI COSTAVision and style is probably the best way to sum up Rui Costa. Shooting, dribbling and passing all looked so easy for this classic no.10.last_img read more

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Some Liverpool fans happy Jordan Henderson is suspended for Merseyside derby

first_imgMy captain. None of that Henderson nonsense.— Liverpool Family (@lfc_family) November 24, 2018 Henderson does his job in the Liverpool midfield – he keeps things ticking over in the middle while their world class front-three take care of the goals.PLAYER RATINGS: How did Liverpool’s stars perform against Watford?Fans, though, are often left frustrated by his lack of creativity and his needless sending off for two bookable offences against Watford only put the spotlight on him more.But while some supporters were celebrating the fact the England man is now suspended for the upcoming Merseyside derby against Everton, others pointed out that it means he will likely feature in their Champions League crunch match against Paris Saint-Germain this week.See how Liverpool fans reacted to Jordan Henderson against Watford below… 4 4 4 Jordan Henderson was sent off on his return to the Liverpool team Looking forward to Liverpool winning another game and being unbeaten after 13 games and fans talking about nothing other than Jordan Henderson all weekend.— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) November 24, 2018 Henderson will be suspended for the derby following his red card.Everton are set to appeal.🤣#LFC— Main Stand ULTRAS (@MainStandULTRAS) November 24, 2018 Imagine if he starts against PSG because “he will be rested against Everton”— On The Virgil (@OVigril) November 24, 2018 Terrible time to get sent off, incredibly stupid by the captain— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) November 24, 2018 Has anyone done the “Henderson suspended for the Merseyside Derby. Everton are set to appeal” joke yet?#OhEveryone— Si (@SiPuck73) November 24, 2018Other Liverpool fans, though, were unimpressed by their fellow supporters hounding Henderson after what was – sending off aside – a solid display from the midfielder. That might have been Jordan Henderson’s worst game for us, he was shocking. That red probably means he starts in Paris too. He’ll need to be MUCH better than that.— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) November 24, 2018 HENDERSON SUSPENDED FOR NEXT GAME OMGGGGGGG— S³ (@FutbolMane) November 24, 2018 4 Henderson bashing all the way down my Twitter feed. Bore off will ya??? We won the game, what happened to supporting the team and every player? Especially the Captain? #LFC #JordanHenderson #YNWA 🔴🔴🔴— James (@YNWAJames89) November 24, 2018 Henderson is literally doing the job asked of him. Holding position in midfield and keeping us ticking over. It’s not his job to make countless chances – we’ve got four elite attackers and onrushing fullbacks to do that. Don’t get the criticism at all.— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) November 24, 2018 Some Liverpool fans were left cursing, and then celebrating, and then cursing again after Jordan Henderson marked his return to the team by being sent off against Watford.The Reds captain was back in starting line-up for Saturday’s 3-0 victory after a spell on the sidelines with injury, but his return was not welcomed by a portion of supporters. There’s no defending what Henderson has done there. Just stupid.— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) November 24, 2018 When you find out Henderson’s suspended for the derby game next weekend but then realize it means he’s starting against PSG— AK (@PrometheusX1Z) November 24, 2018last_img read more

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Local rower ends season at USRowing Youth Nationals

first_imgThe trials and tribulations of Isaac Murphy’s journey to the USRowing Youth National Championship in New Jersey to compete in the men’s singles ended with a very common life lesson — things happen.Besides racing an unfamiliar boat on unfamiliar waters without practice and failed anticipations, Mother Nature joined the party by blowing wind and storm clouds over Lake Mercer, where the races were to be held, and cut the competition. These tribulations resulted in Murphy placing sixth out of six …last_img read more

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HSU’s Fortuna connection remains strong

first_imgThe Huskies have been making their presence felt on the Humboldt State men’s soccer field in recent years, and that doesn’t look like it’s about to change anytime soon.The newest member of the highly successful Fortuna program to join the Lumberjacks is senior Juan Patino, who announced recently he will be taking his talents to the Arcata campus in the fall.“I know HSU will be a challenge, but it’s a challenge I’m looking forward to,” Patino said.The four-year varsity starter will have …last_img read more

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Biological Complexity Continues to Astound

first_imgThere’s more going on in your thinking apparatus than you think.  New scientific discoveries continue to unfold new layers of complexity and control.  Here are a few examples:Meta-code:  Your body has codes directing codes.  Geneticists were initially dismayed to find only 20,000 to 30,000 genes in the human genome.  “We were expecting that something as sophisticated, complex and intelligent as ourselves would have about a hundred thousand genes at least,” said one geneticists quoted in Nature News.  Something has happened since, “restoring the dignity of complexity to the human genome.”  It’s called alternative splicing.  A given gene can produce multiple RNA transcripts, depending on how the pieces are assembled.  These, in turn, can produce vary different protein machines: “This process, called alternative splicing, can produce mRNA molecules and proteins with dramatically different functions, despite being formed from the same gene.”  The report on Science Daily that two proteins coming from the same gene can have opposite functions, depending on how they are spliced and in what cells they are expressed.    The potential for expansion of the DNA code is huge; one gene in fruit flies, reported Nature News, is thought to generate over 38,000 protein products.  Only about 6% of human genes, it turns out, produce a transcript from a linear strand of DNA.  Most others put together parts from different locations on the chromosome.  With alternative splicing, it’s possible that dozens, or hundreds, or thousands of different products can be produced from the same gene.  This begs another question: what code is directing the assembly of these pieces of DNA code?Motor memory:  Your long-term memory may depend on little cellular trucks that run on cellular highways.  These trucks haul neurotransmitters to the junctions between neurons, keeping the junctions active.  Read all about Science Now.  This begs a question: who is the dispatcher?Rewind repair:  Another molecular machine has been discovered that fixes unwound DNA.  “When your DNA gets stuck in the unwound position,” an article on Science Daily says, “your cells are in big trouble, and in humans, that ultimately leads to death.”  This “rewinding machine” takes a damaged portion of DNA and rewinds it into the familiar double helix.  In effect, it does the opposite of the helicase machine that unwinds DNA for transcribing.  The machine, named HARP, uses ATP, the universal energy currency of the cell.    The UCSD scientists were “astounded” to find out how this little machine works.  “It didn’t occur to us that such enzymes even existed,” they said.  “In fact, we never knew until now what happened to DNA when it got stuck in the unwound position.”  Good thing the machine knows what to do.  Failure to heal unwound DNA leads to fatal diseases; yet it cannot interfere with the other helicases that legitimately unwind DNA for transcription.  This begs another question, though: what tells this machine where the damage is and how to fix it?The last article said that the discovery is spurring the scientists to look for more DNA-healing machines.  Here was a whole class of proteins they didn’t even know about.  “This will open up a whole new area of study,” said one team member.  “There are very few enzymes known that alter DNA structure.  And we’ve discovered an entirely new one.  This was not expected to happen in the year 2008.  We should have found them all by now.”  Young scientists should take encouragement: “The field potentially can be fairly large.  And as more and more people discover additional annealing helicases, this field will expand.”    The palpable excitement in their tone required a look at the original paper in Science.1  Yusufzai and Kadonaga called their machine a “molecular zipper” and said, “the pleiotropy of HARP mutations is consistent with the function of HARP as an annealing helicase that acts throughout the genome to oppose the action of DNA-unwinding activities in the nucleus.”  By pleiotropy, they mean that mutated HARP genes can cause problems all over the place.  They identified one disease, SIOD (Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia), that can actually be traced to mutations in HARP.  The genetic disorder leads to dwarfism, a damaged immune system and early death.    The HARP machine is ubiquitous in the nucleus, they said, because the possibilities for DNA winding errors are ubiquitous.  Helicases might fail, or bubbles in double-stranded DNA might form spontaneously.  Without repair machinery available, the DNA transcribing and duplicating machines could fail.  “In this manner, HARP would be able to promote the proper functioning of the cell by catalyzing the rewinding of the stably unwound DNA,” their paper ended.  “More generally, HARP would serve as an opposing force to the numerous DNA-unwinding activities in the nucleus.”1.  Timur Yusufzai and James T. Kadonaga, “HARP Is an ATP-Driven Annealing Helicase,” Science, 31 October 2008: Vol. 322. no. 5902, pp. 748-750, DOI: 10.1126/science.1161233.None of these articles needed, referred to, or owed anything to evolutionary theory.  This was the good old science at work: uncovering the mechanisms of the world, as if it were designed, and seeking to understand the workings of nature.  In fact, the third article says this: “The discovery represents the first time scientists have identified a motor protein specifically designed to prevent the accumulation of bubbles of unwound DNA.”  If that does not presuppose intelligent design, what does?  And how did cells get along before chance found a way to invent a powered repair machine for DNA?    Earlier scientists like Leeuwenhoek and Pasteur would have been pleased and thrilled to learn about the levels of complexity being revealed in the cells they only knew as black boxes.  There is plenty of work for design-motivated scientists to discover.  We will all benefit from their grand openings of the black box.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Canada’s 1st Geocache — Geocache of the Week

first_imgWhy this is Geocache of the Week:There’s something uniquely irresistible about being first. Whether it’s first human on the moon, or First-to-Find on a geocache, the honor of being the-one-who-did-the-thing-before-everyone-else is widely coveted.GCBBA is appropriately named “Geocache–Canada’s 1st geocache”. Hidden just 56 days after Dave Ulmer hid the first-ever geocache in Oregon, this cache in Nova Scotia is among the first few geocaches hidden in the world.Coming as no surprise to anyone, this makes it an exceptionally popular destination for geocachers passing within 300-500 miles of GZ. Visitors are rewarded with a large ammo can in prime condition, capable of holding a very respectable number of trackables and swag.DarkFlare shows a little Canadian pride!What Geocachers have to say about it:“It’s always good to be first isn’t it… In the Halifax area this weekend to visit the Adventure Maze. This old one was too close not to visit. We went in a bit the hard way, but found the easy way out. Dipped a couple TB’s in for Mileage.” –mainiac1957“Yay, Canada’s oldest geocache has been on out bucket list for the longest time. We spied the geo-trail in, jumped the wet ditch and quickly arrived at the Geocache Lane sign, then up the hill to find this awesome cache. Thanks so much eastriver for keeping this unique cache going for all of us to enjoy!! Love seeing these old container. A Fav.” –Trail Mongers“I am very happy to be able to log this cache. It was one of the target caches while on our cross Canada geo-roadtrip. So far we have found the oldest caches in BC, Sask, Manitoba, Ontario and now the Oldest one in the country. Later on, on this trip, we found the oldest caches in N.B., Nfld and PEI. This cache was about 7500 km into our 18,000 km journey. Thanks for the memorable find.” –Cyclepath CacherPhotos:Community Volunteer Reviewer CacheViewer and GPS Derek make the find.GCBBA’s contents bared to the hangijzers out of the Netherlands celebrates 10,000 finds.Says lpaulriddle: “My always-photogenic kids posing with GCBBA, Canada’s oldest geocache.”Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More TraditionalGCBBAby eastriver Location: Nova Scotia, CanadaN 44° 35.607 W 064° 10.838 Difficulty: 1Terrain: 1.5 SharePrint RelatedMelbourne’s 1st — Geocache of the WeekJanuary 17, 2018In “Geocache of the Week”First Berlin Cache (GC2EB4) – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEKFebruary 21, 2013In “Community”Arrrrrrr you fan of Pirates? — Nashuan’s First Cache (GC1D56C) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 28, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

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Hope Solo says Blatter grabbed her; he calls it ‘ridiculous’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bottas takes Brazilian GP pole after Hamilton crashes For her career, Solo has made 202 total appearances with the national team, with 153 wins and an international-record 102 shutouts.Solo’s time with the national team ended following last year’s Olympics in Brazil, where the Americans were ousted by Sweden in the quarterfinals. Afterward, Solo called the Swedish team “cowards” for its defensive play.She was suspended from the team shortly thereafter and has not returned. She was dogged throughout her career with controversies, including a 2014 domestic violence case involving a family member’s home in Washington state.Blatter was suspended as head of soccer’s governing body for six years following allegations of widespread corruption in a scandal that came to light in 2015. U.S. and Swiss officials cooperated in the investigation, which is ongoing, and more than 40 people have been indicted.Blatter has had a history of what many consider to be sexist behavior concerning the women’s game.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort A representative for Solo confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that the report was accurate and said the player had no further comment.Blatter spokesman Thomas Renggli messaged the AP on Saturday (Sunday Manila time): “This allegation is ridiculous.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe remarks by Solo come amid a torrent of accusations by women of sexual harassment and abuse in the entertainment and media industries.Solo anchored the U.S. team in goal during its 2015 Women’s World Cup championship run, allowing just three goals in seven games with five shutouts during the tournament. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2013, file photo, Abby Wambach, left, of the United States is presented the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award by Hope Solo, center, goalkeeper of the U.S. team, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter, right, during the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala held at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerland. Solo told a Portuguese newspaper that former FIFA President Blatter sexually assaulted her at the ceremony. In an interview published Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in the newspaper Expresso, Solo said Blatter “grabbed” her inappropriately on her rear end shortly before the two appeared onstage at the awards event. APHope Solo says former FIFA President Sepp Blatter grabbed her rear shortly before the two were to appear on stage at a prestigious soccer ceremony four years ago. A representative for Blatter called the allegation “ridiculous.”In an interview published Friday (Saturday Manila time) in the Portuguese newspaper Expresso, the former goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s national team recounted what happened at the Ballon d’Or awards in 2013 in Zurich.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA U.S. forward Alex Morgan has said that Blatter failed to recognize her at the annual awards event in 2012, even though she was one of three nominees for the women’s Player of the Year.Blatter also famously argued in 2004 that players could boost the popularity of the women’s game by wearing tighter shorts. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more

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Porsche 911 S Martini Racing Edition unveiled

first_imgPorsche has introduced a 911 in Martini racing livery. This special edition will be available only in select markets like Europe, China, Japan and Latin America, and not in India.Porsche Exclusive is releasing the “Martini Racing Edition” of the 911 Carrera S to coincide with this year’s 24 hours of Le Mans race. Marking the return of Porsche to endurance motorsport is a limited edition 911 in traditional Martini racing design, which reflects the styling of Porsche race cars of the 1970s. The 911 Carrera S pays tribute to the successes of the legendary Porsche Le Mans race cars such as the 917 and the 935 “Moby Dick”. The special edition is limited to 80 units and will be exclusively sold in select markets of Europe, in China, Japan and in Latin America.For select 911 models, Porsche Tequipment will be selling the exclusive Martini decal set as an aftermarket kit in Germany and other markets.The “Martini Racing Edition” of the 911 Carrera S will be available in the monochrome body colours white and black. The boot lid, roof section, rear wing and vehicle’s sides are accentuated by the “Martini Racing Design” decor set with the characteristic bluered Martini colour pattern. The special front apron of the Aerokit Cup has an optimised spoiler lip which gives the vehicle an even more distinctive appearance.The aerodynamic counterpart is the fixed rear spoiler of the Aerokit Cup, which rounds out the car’s sporty look. When entering the car, the stainless steel door sill panels with the red illuminated “911 Carrera S – Martini Racing Edition” badge already identify this car as an exclusive limited edition. The interior package includes dashboard accents in body colour with the “Martini Racing Edition” badge. The Martini Porsche also has a sport design steering wheel and the Sport Chrono package as standard. The extensive standard equipment is complemented by such features as Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation module, a Bose sound system, tachometer with black gauge dial and all-electric sport seats in black leather.advertisementThe heart that beats in the Martini Porsche is a 3.8-litre flat six-cylinder engine with 400 hp. This 911 matches the level of dynamic performance of the regular 911 Carrera S: The car accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds with a PDK gearbox and activated Sport Plus button. Its combined fuel consumption, on the other hand, is familiarly moderate at 8.7 litres per 100 km (CO2 emissions: 202 g/km).Starting in June 2014, the Porsche 911 Carrera S “Martini Racing Edition” will launch in the European markets of Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Finland and Great Britain. Starting in August 2014, the special edition will also be available in China, and from October 2014 in Japan and in Latin America.last_img read more

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India Clubbed With Great Britain, Netherlands in Women’s Hockey at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. 2020 tokyo olympicshockeyIndiawomen’s hockey First Published: November 24, 2019, 11:40 AM IST New Delhi: The Indian women’s team has been placed in Pool A along with defending champion Great Britain and world number one Netherlands for next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games. Germany, Ireland and South Africa are the other teams in the pool.Ranked ninth in the world, the Indian women’s team had qualified for the Olympics after beating US 6-5 on aggregate in the qualifiers held at the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar earlier this month. Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, Spain, China and host Japan form the Pool B.Meanwhile, the Indian men’s hockey team have been clubbed alongside defending champion Argentina and world number one Australia in Pool A. The other three teams in India’s pool are Spain, New Zealand and Japan.Ranked fifth in the world, India had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after beating Russia 11-3 on aggregate in the qualifiers earlier this month.Pool B comprises of Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Canada and South Africa in the groupings announced by world governing body FIH.”To determine the composition of the pools, the same process has been applied as for the Olympic Games Rio 2016. With all participating teams being ranked among the top 16 teams of the current FIH World Rankings, fans can expect thrilling hockey encounters in Tokyo next year,” the FIH said in a media release on Saturday.The Olympic hockey tournaments will be staged in the Oi Hockey Stadium from July 25 to August 7 next year. last_img read more

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Formula 1: Sauber to continue with Ferrari engines in 2018

first_imgSauber have signed a multi-year agreement to continue using Ferrari engines after this season, the Swiss Formula One team said on Friday.The announcement came a day after the team and Honda cancelled a planned partnership from 2018.”The shared experience between the Sauber F1 Team and Ferrari has built a strong foundation, which will allow us to move forward swiftly and efficiently, also in terms of the development of the 2018 car,” said team principal Frederic Vasseur in a statement.Sauber are currently using a 2016 specification Ferrari power unit but Vasseur told reporters at the Hungarian Grand Prix that the team needed to have the latest version next season.The move casts doubt on the future of the team’s line-up, with Germany’s Pascal Wehrlein a Mercedes-backed driver while Ferrari have in the past placed some of their own academy youngsters with Sauber.Ferrari-backed Monegasque Charles Leclerc is leading the Formula Two series while Ferrari’s Italian reserve driver Antonio Giovinazzi replaced the injured Wehrlein for two races earlier this season.Sauber’s plans to link up with Honda fell apart after the departure of former principal Monisha Kaltenborn in June.Ferrari also provide the U.S.-owned Haas team with engines, as well as their own works outfit.Mercedes, Renault and Honda are the other manufacturers supplying engines to the F1 grid.Sauber have used Ferrari engines since 2010, after BMW withdrew from the sport. They also used the Italian-made units between 1997 and 2005, under Petronas branding.last_img read more

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As the Kentucky Derby approaches, deaths pose existential questions for US racing

first_imgCalifornia Elizabeth Banicki Animals Read more After 15 years at the racetrack, I can no longer watch a horse race A Jockey Club spokeswoman dismissed these criticisms. She said the EID has played a vital role in the effort to improve the health of horses, while the Club’s recently published Vision 2025 white paper offers a set of radical reforms included in the Horse Racing Integrity Act 2019, now before Congress. “By passing the Horseracing Integrity Act, we will be creating one universal system of medication regulation and a private, independent horse racing anti-doping authority administered by the US Anti-Doping Agency – the same body responsible for human athletes, including the US Olympic team.”The reality is that the legislation has little support among racetrack owners, trainers, jockeys or any other group within the industry. Political backing is limited too, with Senate leader Mitch McConnell, who represents Kentucky, having already stated his opposition. If change is to come it will have to come from the industry itself.The Stronach Group, owners of Santa Anita, has made the most significant move. The group announced this month it was banning race-day medication, bringing the track into line with standard industry practices in the UK and Dubai (where death rates are as much as five times lower than in the US). “The current system is broken,” declared company president Barbara Stronach. “That ends today.”Up to a point. While the changes at Santa Anita were welcomed by long-time critics like Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), they were condemned by some within the racing community, trainers and jockeys, who have been brought up in a culture where performance enhancement is viewed as necessary in the preparation of any racehorse. A coalition of the 20 most prominent tracks, including Churchill Downs, announced they would follow Santa Anita’s lead, albeit that the ban on race day medication would be phased in over the next two years, and extended an invitation to more than a hundred other tracks in the US to follow suit.“These are the first significant steps forward for the industry in a generation,” said Peta’s senior vice-president Kathy Guillermo. “But horse racing needs to be aware that the days of it trying to PR itself out of trouble are gone. It won’t work when people are watching horses break a leg live on TV.” Such pessimistic talk is likely to be evidenced this weekend at Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby marks the sport’s annual foray into mainstream American culture. As ever the fashions will be high and the race card of superior quality. Yet events in California have cast a pall. Even the local newspaper, the Louisville Courier-Journal was bold enough to describe the Kentucky Derby track as “deadly”, pointing out the 43 equine deaths at Churchill Downs since 2016 are 50% higher than the national average. The Arizona Republic published on a similar theme about that state’s most prominent track, Turf Paradise. Fifty horses dead in the 2017-18 season alone.How did it come to this? There are as many explanations as there are industry people with opinions. “Greed,’’ says Bob Hess Jr, a prominent California-based trainer. “Management, trainer or jockey – we all want to win, and in striving for that I think we lost focus on the big picture and the big picture should always be the horse.”More prosaically, a lack of a cohesive national leadership – the industry is regulated in 38 different states by 38 different bodies – is often cited. Rather than confront the problem of equine deaths, the industry has done its best to hide them. Animal rights activist Patrick Battuello runs a website dedicated to naming every horse killed on US tracks – a Stakhanovite task carried out by daily scanning of racecard reports and regular Freedom of Information Act filings. He describes the Equine Injury Database (EID) set up by the Jockey Club as little more than a “marketing tool” – undermined by its voluntary nature and the anonymity of the racetrack submissions. “They believe that if they do not put a name to the dead horses the problem won’t seem as bad as it really is,” he says. It is hard to believe such a fate may lie in store for Santa Anita, an art deco playground synonymous with the golden age of Hollywood and the backdrop for a more recent cinematic rehabilitation of the sport’s image. Seabiscuit the horse won his last race here. Seabiscuit the movie was filmed on location here. They built a statue in the little horse’s honour. It sits in the parade ring, a focal point for the sparse Sunday afternoon crowd, and industry veterans are fearful of what lies ahead. “The public think we all cheat and all we do is kill horses, which isn’t true,” says Karen Headley, one of a half-dozen female trainers working out of the track. “Will we still be here in five years? I hope so, because I’ve still got a lot of glass ceilings to break.”Matthew Chew has been running horses here since 1992. “Los Angeles isn’t like Newmarket, where people live and breath horses. People out here don’t understand that horses really do love to race. All they see are horses dying and it’s completely unacceptable to them. It’s unacceptable to us, too, which is why we have to change now. Truth is, we either get better or we go away.” Read more Since you’re here… Death on the track: why are so many horses dying at Santa Anita? Facebook Share on Twitter A horse is led onto the track for a workout at Churchill Downs. The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday. Photograph: Charlie Riedel/AP Share on WhatsApp Share on Messengercenter_img Topics Horse racing US sports Tank Team, Unusual Angel, Secret Street, Derby Treasure, Noise Mandate, Amboseli. There will be no statues built at Santa Anita Park in memory of those six thoroughbreds, or the 17 others who died during this torrid winter but if – or when? – the doors ever close on this famous old track, their names will be written in what many in the industry fear could be the final chapter of Californian horse racing.These are bloody times at Santa Anita. Literally. Over a three-month spell from December, 23 horses died at the track, either training or racing. Equine death has been a gruesome staple of American racing for decades but even an industry inured to ‘collateral damage’ has been shocked by the carnage and the condemnation that followed. There were plenty of excuses offered – bad luck, bad weather, ‘bad apples’ in the industry – and just as many promises to do better. Yet few within the industry are in any doubt it now faces an existential threat. California senator Dianne Feinstein has called on racing to be suspended at Santa Anita, while the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office announced an investigation into the deaths. Animal right activists are calling for the abolition of horse racing in California, an attainable goal in a state where the proposition system gives voters the power to write and enforce new laws. “If we don’t make racing safer I don’t think the public will allow us to continue,’’ says Rick Arthur, equine medical director at the California Horse Racing Board and one of the most respected voices in the industry. “We are one ballot away from being voted out of existence.” Twitter … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Facebook Pinterest Support The Guardian Animal welfare Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Share on Pinterest Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Increased Clarity for School Review Process

first_imgLegislation introduced today, April 27, will improve the school review process by increasing the opportunity for community engagement and clarifying the circumstances under which a school must be reviewed. Amendments to the Education Act will, if passed, ensure that any school under consideration for closure is reviewed. The only exception will be when one school will be replaced by another public school with little or no change to the student population. “The decision to put a school under review is always difficult,” said Education Minister Marilyn More. “These amendments will ensure communities have the opportunity to be fully involved in the school review process any time a public school is considered for permanent closure.” The new amendments expand on legislation passed in 2008 that broadened opportunities for community engagement, expanded the time frame to one year, and required school boards to prepare an identification report to support the review. “Government is very supportive of promoting schools as community assets,” said Ms. More. “This legislation will allow us to develop regulations that will provide more input at crucial stages of the process to ensure informed and better decisions.” The proposed changes to the act reflect feedback from school board and school advisory council representatives involved in school reviews since 2008.last_img read more

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Apple recalls MacBook Pro units over battery fire risk

first_imgSan Francisco: Apple has recalled a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk. The units with Retina display were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and can be identified by their product serial number. Customers can get an affected 15-inch MacBook Pro battery replaced free of charge, Apple said in a statement on Thursday. The recall does not affect any other 15-inch MacBook Pro units or other Mac notebooks. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app “Apple is asking customers to stop using affected 15-inch MacBook Pro units. Customers should visit for details on product eligibility and how to have a battery replaced, free of charge,” said the company. Apple issued a similar replacement programme last year for newer 13-inch Pros over issues related to battery expansion. According to Apple famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the tech giant would release an “all-new” 16-inch MacBook Pro later this year. Battery issues are not uncommon and Samsung had to recall its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in 2017 owing to batteries catching fire.last_img read more

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Animal rights activists want Winnipeg zoo to shut down stingray exhibit

first_imgWINNIPEG — Animal rights activists want the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg to permanently shut down its interactive stingray exhibit.“Stingray Beach” allows visitors to get up close to a shallow pool, and touch and feed the animals.The zoo temporarily closed it down last week after three stingrays died and another three were injured because of natural — but aggressive — mating behaviour.The randy cownose rays are being exposed to less daylight and colder water to try to fool them into thinking mating season has passed.The zoo says it’s won’t permanently close the exhibit, which opened in May.Danae Tonge, who organized a small protest held on Sunday, says the stingrays are being used for entertainment and aren’t in a natural setting.“They’re being prodded at and that’s not right,” Tonge said. “They have nowhere to go to escape people. Their behaviour is being thrown off. Their being abused.”The zoo said a decision on when to reopen will be done based on what’s best for the stingrays. It said forceful mating behaviour — in which competitive males fight each other but also sometimes bite females while mating — has been observed in the wild as well as in captivity.The injured rays are receiving treatment and recuperating, it said, and the males and females have been separated in the main pool.Spokeswoman Laura Cabak told CTV Winnipeg that the zoo closed the exhibit to give its animal-care workers a chance to provide treatment, observe the stingrays without outside influence and modify their environment.“We take our responsibility to care for these animals very seriously,” said Cabak.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Christopher Plummer to present Gordon Pinsent with Stratford tribute

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Two Canadian acting legends will be in the spotlight Monday night as Christopher Plummer presents a special honour to Gordon Pinsent.Pinsent is being recognized as this year’s recipient of the Stratford Festival’s Legacy Award.Plummer will present the honour to Pinsent at a ceremony in Toronto. It will be a reversal of roles for the two actors and longtime friends, after Pinsent presented the Oscar winner with the festival’s inaugural Legacy Award in 2011. Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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The North Matters to present Vivian Krause on June 14 in Taylor

first_imgAccording to FSJ for LNG founder, Alan Yu, Krause has become widely known and highly valued for her research in Anti-Resource groups.“Her carefully documented research on the funding network of foundations, and their influence on Canadian anti-resource groups has become widely known and highly valued by interested citizens of every stripe from coast to coast to coast.”Vivian Krause will be presenting in Taylor on Friday, June 14, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Taylor Community Hall.For more information, you can visit The North Matters’ Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Independent Investigative Researcher Vivian Krause will be coming to the North Peace to discuss the issues that Canada’s Resource Industry is currently facing.Presented by The North Matters, Krause will be particularly looking at the impact that the high level of activism has on oil and gas resource communities.During her talk, Krause will be shining a spotlight on the finances and structures behind many activist groups, especially those that are influenced by foreign funding.last_img read more

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UN to draw up comprehensive plan to address world food crisis

30 April 2008The United Nations is aiming to have a comprehensive plan to tackle the global food crisis in place by the beginning of June, “around which the institutions and leaders around the world can coalesce,” Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes said today. Mr. Holmes is one of two coordinators, along with UN System Influenza Coordinator David Nabarro, of a new high-powered task force that was announced yesterday by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to organize responses to the global rise in food prices. Speaking at a news conference today in Geneva, Mr. Holmes said that although the breadth and complexity of the issue needed to be recognized, there was no need to panic. “I think it is clear we can fix these problems. The solutions can be found; the solutions are there. They are very difficult, some of them, in the short term, but they can be done.” On the role of biofuel production in the current crisis, Mr. Holmes said: “It is something that needs a new look in present circumstances without wanting to fall in any sense into knee-jerk reactions of saying all biofuels are bad or good. We need to look at it in a careful, sophisticated and differentiated way, between different regions of the world and between different products.” The Under-Secretary-General also said the crisis was not affecting every country in the same way. “For many countries and population groups it is inconvenient, a problem for their daily budget and their purses, but it is not a matter of life and death. In some places and for some groups, particularly those living on less than a dollar a day, that quickly could become a matter of life and death, or certainly of increased suffering and malnutrition.”The UN’s action plan is to be in place in time for a meeting of UN agencies in Rome at the beginning of June. The task force is chaired by Mr. Ban and consists of the heads of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and other organizations which will be invited to join. read more

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Former Italian prime minister to head African UnionUN peacekeeping panel

12 September 2008Former Italian prime minister Romano Prodi will head a new joint panel set up to support African Union (AU) peacekeeping missions established under a United Nations mandate, the world body announced today. The AU-UN panel, called for in an April resolution of the Security Council, will also comprise James Dobbins of the United States, Jean-Pierre Halbwachs of Mauritius, Monica Juma of Kenya, Toshi Niwa of Japan and Behrooz Sadry of Iran.“The panel will consider lessons from past and current African Union peacekeeping efforts and explore possible options to enhance the predictability, sustainability and flexibility of resources for African Union peacekeeping operations mandated by the Security Council,” according to a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.Its members will meet with the Secretary-General on 15 September and begin their deliberation. The panel’s report is slated to be submitted to the Council by the end of this year. read more

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UN envoys for Afghanistan arrive in New York for consultations

“The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, has arrived at UN headquarters and has begun consultations,” spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters. “He will meet with the Secretary-General this afternoon.””The Secretary-General’s Personal Representative for Afghanistan, Francesc Vendrell, is also here for meetings,” the spokesman added. Mr. Brahimi, who previously served as a UN envoy in the country during the late 1990s, was reappointed to the post earlier this month to take charge of the UN’s overall humanitarian and political work in the country. Among other tasks, Mr. Brahimi will manage peacemaking activities involving the warring parties and others concerned, with a view to facilitating a fully representative, multiethnic and broad-based government. Mr. Vendrell was appointed Personal Representative and Head of the UN Special Mission to Afghanistan in January 2000. Since that time, he has maintained frequent contact with the warring sides, non-belligerent groups outside of Afghanistan and other interested parties. read more

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What Does A Winning Streak Mean In MLB

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s episode (Sept. 12, 2017), we discuss an American tennis champion finally not named Williams — Sloane Stephens, ranked 957th in the world earlier this summer, won the U.S. Open last weekend. We break down what her victory may mean for U.S. tennis and whether Serena Williams’s absence from the tournament played a role in Stephens’s win. Next, we discuss two remarkable streaks in the MLB — the 20 wins in a row by the Cleveland Indians and the recent stretch of 11 losses by the Los Angeles Dodgers — and whether we should take baseball more seriously just because it’s September. Plus, a significant digit on the MLB playoffs.If you have suggestions for what we should call our new NBA podcast, please drop us a note at [email protected] are links to things we discussed this week:For quality John Starks content, be sure to follow Kate Fagan on Instagram.Kate’s Starky Bear.FiveThirtyEight’s MLB predictions.FiveThirtyEight’s Neil Paine writes that September baseball doesn’t matter more than any other month’s.Victor Mather in The New York Times tells a tale of two MLB streaks.Significant Digit: Zero, the number of teams supported by Chad, Kate and Neil — all devoted Mets fans — that will make the MLB playoffs this year. Is your favorite team out? We discuss strategies for how to choose the best bandwagon to join. Embed Code FiveThirtyEight read more

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Which government minister thought he could change the world when he had

first_img(Image Credit: Screengrab/RTÉ)And there it is, his hair in all its glory. It’s not really that long.After years in politics, has he become a little jaded? Not really, it seems.“I still have a belief in the political system,” Minister Rabbitte told RTÉ, “but changing the world has proved a more difficult task than I thought at 19. Incremental change seems to be the best that you can get in a democratic system”.“Politics has taken a hammering, and it is true that the practice of politics has been debased by your recent history and our failure to discharge our responsibility in terms of supervising the banking system and so on… but I think it’s very important that the denigration of politics isn’t allowed to continue.Another current Labour minister appeared in the archive footage shown by RTÉ, Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin, seen below. (Image Credit: Screengrab/RTÉ)MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS Pat Rabbitte revealed this morning that when he was a young student politician, he believed the source of power was long hair… kinda.Speaking as part of a series of interviews with cabinet ministers on RTÉ’s Morning Edition, Minister Rabbitte spoke about the early days of his political career as President of the Union of Student in Ireland.When asked on whether he saw himself ending up at the highest levels of politics, he said that many of his generation who lived in “extraordinary times, when the world was young and extremely divided” ended up “prominent in politics or public affairs or the media in one fashion or another”.At that young age entering politics, he did certainly believe he could go far:“When I had the long hair, I was certainly convinced I could change the world”. (Image Credit: Screengrab/RTÉ)Although they made an appearance on the programme, he was not questioned about his possession, at some point in the past, of fairly significant sideburns.center_img (Image Credit: Screengrab/RTÉ)UTV IrelandThe Minister also welcomed the announcement this morning that UTV will be launching a station in the Republic of Ireland, saying that it will increase competition and create jobs.However, he said the decision on whether or not the station will definitely go on-air in 2015 is still up to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, but he believes the station has enough experience to “jump through whatever hoops are required”.WATCH: Mattie McGrath tells Rabbitte to ‘count the tits on Mrs Murphy’s cow’ >More: ‘UTV Ireland’ promises serious news and current affairs output alongside diet of UK soaps >last_img read more

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Missing teenager Rebekah Burnett found by gardaí

first_imgUpdated 6 December 9.41 pmGARDAÍ HAVE FOUND missing teenager Rebekah Burnett safe and well.The 15-year-old had been missing since she was last seen at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre on Thursday 28 November.Gardaí at Blanchardstown say they would like to thank the public for their assistance in the search.Explainer: How do you search for a missing person?>Read: Gardaí to launch free Child Rescue Ireland Alert app tomorrow>last_img

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Tornado warning issued for Ireland

first_imgA LEVEL ONE tornado warning has been issued for Ireland by a European storm forecaster – and our own Met Éireann is warning of winds gusting up to 100km per hour.According to Met Éireann, we can expect strong to gale force south to southwest winds of 50 to 60 km/h, with occasional gusts of 90 to 110 km/hr. Winds will be strongest in western coastal areas, said the forecaster.It has placed a weather warning of ‘status yellow’ on the country for today. Status yellow means there is a ‘weather alert’ and people should ‘be aware’.Tornado warningMeanwhile, the European Storm Forecast Experiment (Estofex) has issued a level 1 warning for tornadoes in Ireland. A level one warning is the lowest warning out of three, and warns of a five per cent probability of a tornado hitting Ireland.It says that the “strong vertical wind shear and very low lifting condensation level is reason to believe that one or multiple tornadoes may occur” in Ireland.The Irish Weather Network said that for the rest of today, showers will move in off the Atlantic during the morning affecting the western half of the island. They will become more widespread through the afternoon with one or two on the heavy with a risk of thunder.It also predicts gusts of 80 to 100kmh, strongest in western areas, and says tonight will be cloudy with showery outbreaks of rain across the island as winds moderate.Temperatures will remain mild, with lows of 6 or 7CThe weather for the week ahead will remain unsettled mild and windy at times.- Hat tip to Paul Martin for the Estofex linkRead: Spring has arrived but with nighttime temperatures of -11°C>last_img read more

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Doctors condemn Gaza violence as death toll rises

first_imgIn reality it is a ruthless assault of unlimited duration, extent, and intensity. We wish to report the facts as we see them and their implications on the lives of the people.“We are appalled by the military onslaught on civilians in Gaza under the guise of punishing terrorists.“This is the third large scale military assault on Gaza since 2008. Each time the death toll is borne mainly by innocent people in Gaza, especially women and children under the unacceptable pretext of Israel eradicating political parties and resistance to the occupation and siege they impose.”The letter closes by hitting out at the 95% of Israeli academics who did not sign up to an appeal to the Israeli government to stop the violence. Source: UNOCHAAirports reopenUS airlines lifted a flight ban to Israel as Washington’s top diplomat cited progress in ending the 17 days of bloodshed in Gaza which has killed 718 Palestinians.The ban was lifted just hours after US Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up talks in Jerusalem and Ramallah and returned to Cairo to continue pushing regional efforts to ink a ceasefire.Hamas had hailed the suspension of Tel Aviv flights by US and European airlines as a “great victory for the resistance.” Israeli Captains of the Armored Corps carry the coffin of Captain Natan Cohen, platoon commander, during his funeral at the military cemetery in Modiin, near Jerusalem. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesThe Israeli army said three more soldiers were killed in combat inside Gaza, raising the total number of soldiers killed since the start of a ground operation on 17 July to 32.A Thai farm labourer also died when a rocket fired from Gaza struck the greenhouse where he was working in southern Israel, police said.As the violence raged, the UN Human Rights Council voted to launch a probe into Israel’s Gaza offensive, with the US the sole member to vote against as European countries abstained.A statement from the Israeli prime minister’s office said the council’s decision was “a travesty and should be rejected by decent people everywhere”.Additional reporting AFPRead: Palestinian family finds missing son ‘by chance’ – in YouTube video of his deathRead: UN rights council launches probe into Israel’s Gaza offensive A Palestinian medic searches for dead and injured during a two-hour temporary ceasefire in Gaza City’s Shijaiyah neighborhood. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesA GROUP OF doctors has slammed the violence in Gaza, as the death toll from the violence reaches over 700.In a letter published by The Lancet, 24 leading doctors and scientists who have all worked in Gaza denounce what they say they “witness in the aggression of Gaza by Israel”.“We ask our colleagues, old and young professionals, to denounce this Israeli aggression. We challenge the perversity of a propaganda that justifies the creation of an emergency to masquerade a massacre, a so-called “defensive aggression”.last_img read more

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I never enjoyed life outside of football Theres not much you can

first_img‘I never enjoyed life outside of football… There’s not much you can do’ Keith Fahey on feeling homesick in England, thriving at St Pat’s and life with Giovanni Trapattoni’s Irish side. Share84 Tweet Email1 “I joined mid-season, the lads were in a cup final and I lost interest. I wasn’t interested really in going into training. I had a falling out. He played me on the left side, which I wasn’t too happy about. I was more of a defensive left-sided midfielder.I did take a lot from the training up there, about set up and shape. Defensively on the left side, I took in a lot of information. But I didn’t like travelling up, I didn’t like being up there, I didn’t like where we were training, the whole thing. I don’t think I even lasted a year up there.“It wasn’t right for them, it wasn’t right for me, I just didn’t fit.”A return to Pat’s was the obvious next move and it was in this second spell where Fahey played arguably the best football of his career. Between 2006 and 2008, he became an integral player for the Dublin side. Keith Fahey and Andriy Voronin of Hertha Berlin. Source: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHOPat’s played in the Uefa Cup against a Hertha Berline side that included experienced Germany international Arne Friedrich, Łukasz Piszczek, who has since gone on to become an important player for both Poland and Borussia Dortmund, and Andriy Voronin, on loan from Liverpool at the time. Yet while Pat’s lost the tie, Fahey earned rave reviews and eclipsed many of his more reputed counterparts.The 2008 campaign also saw Fahey score 11 goals in all competitions, while picking up the PFAI Player of the Year award. His team, however, were left trophyless as they finished the league runners-up to Bohs, while also being dumped out of the FAI Cup by their bitter rivals. Source: MarkCallanan1985/YouTubeIt was clear that Fahey was ready to play at a higher level and in October 2008, he made public his plans to leave the Saints.I’d seen players getting moves away at that stage and was thinking to myself ‘have I done something wrong? Am I ever going to get a chance again?’ A couple of players I didn’t think could lace my boots I saw going away.“The last season (in Ireland), I said: ‘I’m going to give this a right good go’. The season went well for me. I got some great assists and cracking goals. We went on a European run.“I was just thinking: ‘Am I actually getting good or is the league going backwards or what?’”A sense of regret and unfinished business was also spurring Fahey on.I was a little bit older. I was probably, looking back, going: ‘Jesus, I’m after throwing away a chance here’. When you’re younger, coaches tell you: ‘You don’t want to look back in five or 10 years’ time and say I could have done this or I could have done that.’ That drove me on a little bit. I had more determination. I was more settled at home. I saw players going away and it bugged me, it really bugged me.“I ended up being more determined every game and was quite disappointed I didn’t win anything (with Pat’s) that season.”Both West Ham and Sunderland, who were managed by Roy Keane at the time, were linked with moves for Fahey.In the end, Birmingham were the only club making a firm offer and Pat’s reluctantly agreed to let their star man leaveI said ‘look, I’m going’. I was worried it wasn’t going to happen. Then when I went over to negotiate, I was disappointed with what I was being offered. You hear about what you’re going to be getting, but I was on nearly the same money at Pat’s. That was disappointing. But I just said it’s a start again in England and you have to take it.“If you do well, you can make an increase on it. I’d just turned 26. I felt I’d a good few years left in me.”Fahey would urge any young Irish player in a similar position to do likewise. “If you stay here, you might never get that chance again, you might never develop,” he adds. Source: Birmingham City Football Club/YouTubeJoining the club in January 2009, Birmingham were going well in the Championship at the time. The Dubliner made a swift impact in his new surroundings, scoring four goals in 19 appearances as his team gained promotion to the Premier League after finishing second in the table. Fahey was immediately a regular fixture in the side despite competition from loan signings Scott Sinclair and Hameur Bouazza.“It was a massive step up in standard (playing in the Championship),” he says. “I remember my first few days, I was starting to shine. I enjoyed it because players were quicker with their head, quicker with their touch. It was just a lot sharper.I was probably a better trainer than I was a player when I was over there, because there’s more at stake at that level and you have to adjust your game. You can’t be flicking balls over people’s heads, pinning 60 or 70-yard passes.“There’s sometimes 30,000 people watching games in the Championship, so I was quite aware of that without wanting to be aware of it. I was quite safe over there. I played a lot on the left side of midfield as well. I didn’t give much away. It wasn’t until my second last season there that I played in centre mid with Chris Hughton, where I felt comfortable again playing, I was playing with confidence.” Fahey made his Premier League debut against Man United at Old Trafford. Source: EMPICS SportHis Premier League debut the following season couldn’t have seemed more daunting — a trip to face Manchester United at Old Trafford — a game the visitors ended up narrowly losing 1-0.I was nervous but a good nervous,” Fahey recalls. “We didn’t win but we played reasonably well. I played the full 90 minutes. I was happy with my game. I surprised myself. I was just delighted to get there. My dad, god rest him, he died soon after, but he was out there (watching).“That was a big thing for myself and my father that he got see me playing at the top level.People ask a lot now (about the best player I played against). Ones that would stand out would be Gareth Bale, Steven Gerrard, I played (for Ireland) against Messi in the Aviva. But when I played them, they never really ran amok against us, but you could see they were good players.“I don’t remember playing against one player over there that absolutely killed us. It was more coming up against strong teams.The way (Birmingham manager) Alex McLeish had us playing, we were a team that were hard to beat. We worked hard for each other. We had a couple of hidings, but there weren’t many massively outstanding players (that did damage).”In his first season in the top flight, Fahey made 18 starts and 34 appearances overall, helping Birmingham secure their highest-ever Premier League finish as they came ninth.At the end of campaign, he was rewarded with a contract extension having proved his worth for the club. Keith Fahey pictured playing in the 2011 League Cup final. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesThe following season, the highlight and lowlight of his time in England came within a couple of months of each. In February 2011, he started for the Birmingham side that stunned Arsenal 2-1 in the League Cup final. Though Fahey didn’t score in the game, he came desperately close, as his powerful shot hit the woodward.“I know what people think of the League Cup, but everyone competes in that now as much as the FA Cup,” he says“It was great. 90,000 at Wembley. Nobody expected us to win. I had family and friends over and all. I could have scored the winner but hit the post.“I was nervous in the week leading up to the game, whether I’d be picked, I was just hoping he’d put me in. But I made the starting XI. I made a contribution in the game as well, so I was delighted.“Having a few pints afterwards, it felt very surreal.”Yet within months of this fantastic achievement, the Blues were relegated. How did a team good enough to beat Arsenal descend into such a dramatic slump all of a sudden?We missed (team captain) Barry Ferguson, our main playmaker and screen in front of the back four. He got an injury. There were a couple of older players we lost near the end of the season and I think the wheels came off for the last few games. We went on a bad run of form. I’m not sure what the exact points tally was, but you could kind of sense it was happening. It went down to the last day of the season and it was devastating.“Everyone at the start of the season was saying ‘you’ll be safe’. I’d watch out for that season by season. There’s always one team that surprises everyone and just has a fall.I wouldn’t say it was complacency. We’d just put so much into the season before to stay up.”Around this period, Fahey was also starting to make an impact for Ireland at international level.He had been involved from a young age at underage level, and was part of the squad that reached the last-16 of the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship squads, with other notable names including Glenn Whelan, Kevin Doyle and Stephen Elliot also part of that group.It was surreal, because I was after being out all weekend. I got a phone call saying ‘you’re going into the squad’ and I was like ‘oh my God’. My head was wrecked. I think Sean Thornton got injured and I ended up filling in.”After making his debut for the senior side in a May 2010 friendly against Paraguay, Fahey went on to become a vital squad player during the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, scoring the winner after coming on as a substitute in the tricky away tie against Armenia. Fahey is a big admirer of former Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni. Source: PA Archive/PA ImagesTo this day, Fahey remains a big fan of the man he describes as “very eccentric” — former Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni.“I enjoyed it and I wouldn’t have a bad word to say about him, because he gave me my debut, he always picked me when I was fit.It was just disappointing how quickly the fans turned on him. He was a hero, but that’s football. A few bad results and he’s the villain straight away, (people were saying) ‘the football’s bad’. The football was always bad. It was just, we got away with it, we got results.”With other technical gifted, creative players such as Andy Reid and Wes Hoolahan effectively ostracised from the team, was Fahey surprised that Trap had so much time for him?When I went away I kind of switched on a defensive part of my brain where I would always think safe. At that level, managers pick a lot of players that they trust not to make a mistake.“There’s different kinds of managers that would pick gamewinners over players that are safe and it’s just his mentality to pick a safe player. Fortunately enough, I got a bit of game time out of him.“I started a few games and I scored. I came on in most of the games in that (Euro 2012) qualifying campaign, which is a proud memory to look back on.” Source: dinadangdong/YouTubeSadly, though, despite making the initial Euro 2012 squad, a last-minute injury aggravated in training forced Fahey to withdraw — a moment, he feels, in hindsight, was the beginning of the end of his career.“I wouldn’t have made a difference (for Ireland at the Euros). I think I dodged a bullet. But it was very disappointing with the build-up in the hotel. I had all my gear and was packed. It was devastating, I don’t think I ever really recovered from that in football. It was a slow decline from that day.I had a hip operation only after I left Birmingham, but it should have been done earlier. I had groin problems because of it and I had an underlying knee problem as well. It just seemed after that it was a downward spiral.“It was wear and tear from over the years. My groin took a battering from my hip.I was taking injections into my hip, which I regret now. The hip one was the main one, the cartilage was wearing away. So there’s nothing you can do. If you keep pounding on it, you’ll be needing hip replacements fairly soon.”Following their relegation, Fahey played just one more full season at Birmingham. The following campaign, however, injuries continued to take their toll and restricted him to just nine appearances in the Championship.Once Birmingham decided not to renew his contract at the end of the 2012-13 campaign, he took a few months out of the game, before moving back to the team he knew and loved best — St Pat’s.“I scored two crackers in my first two games, I thought ‘Jesus I’m back here,’” he recalls. “But I just never got going personally after that.” Keith Fahey celebrates with The FAI Cup in 2014. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOThere was at least one positive note to end on, however, as Fahey and St Pat’s finally got their hands on the FAI Cup in 2014, after beating Derry City 2-0 in the finalIn the second half of the season, after we got knocked out of Europe, we went on a good run of form. I personally played well — I felt sharper, I felt fitter. And it was nice to go back and win the cup, after being sent off (in the final against Longford) years ago.“I know what it means to the fans. How long it took to win. Would they ever win it again? It was like there was a hoodoo every year. But it was important for myself personally coming back and giving something back to them. I knew I was leaving even before the cup final. I was promised this and that at Pat’s. I just went with my gut instinct (to leave).”I signed for (Shamrock) Rovers with Pat Fenlon, who was straight up and no bullshit. I enjoyed just speaking to him about what he was doing at the club. When I went to Rovers I actually didn’t have one moan about things.“There had been a lot of investment (at Pat’s). Before I went away, Andrew O’Callaghan had just taken over the club. There were sports scientists, the food, the training and all that, the kitman, the gym, it was as close to what you’d get in England over here. And it was great.But when I came back, where we were training was poor, we had to do pre-season on astro-turf. I felt it had gone backwards and I felt the league as a whole had gone backwards.”His spell at final club Shamrock Rovers was similarly short-lived, as his continuing battle with injuries prompted his retirement in 2015.At the time I was a little bit relieved after the injuries and the whole thing. I was disappointed with how my career had ended up.“When I retired, I was going ‘happy days,’ but after a while, you’re looking back and gong ‘jaysus I probably should have played as a bit-part player, just going into training, because it’s hard now.”Aged 34, Fahey is currently undertaking an online strength and conditioning course as he adjusts to life after playing.I was doing a bit of personal training. I kind of rushed into doing that course and once I had it, I started doing a little bit of it. I didn’t stick it out and assumed it wasn’t for me.“I haven’t figured out what I want to do yet so I’m still very much in transition to be honest.I’m trying to find something to do and it’s not easy. I’m going to give myself a bit of time and just see what I want to do. I don’t want to rush into something and I’m not under any pressure.”And does he still harbour hopes that his future will involve football in some form?There are a lot of things personally that I dislike about football. It ruffles my feathers. I couldn’t carve out a living being dishonest and a lot of (people involved) do. The main part that I like about it is playing it and I can’t do that. It’s something that I have to look at. I couldn’t tell you if I’ll be involved.“I need to do a lot of work on myself and just see where I can be happy.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Keith Fahey is best known for his stints at St Pat’s and Birmingham. Keith Fahey is best known for his stints at St Pat’s and Birmingham. Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO By Paul Fennessy Short URL KEITH FAHEY HAS a love-hate relationship with football.Playing the game itself is his passion. In a senior career spanning 13 years, he excelled in the game at various levels, with high points including a League Cup triumph with Birmingham in 2011 and an FAI Cup victory with St Pat’s in 2014, in addition to scoring three goals in 16 caps for Ireland.On the other hand, it’s everything in and around football rather than the game itself that he often finds difficult. The greed of certain individuals, the long periods spent far away from family and friends, the toll it can take on your body — basically, the stuff you didn’t read about in Shoot Magazine when you were younger.Before it was complex though, it was simple. Growing up in Tallaght, he began playing locally, often on his brother’s team against older players from the age of five. Seven years later, he moved to top Dublin schoolboy side Cherry Orchard and it was there that he caught the eye of Arsenal.It is virtually every young Irish footballer’s dream to earn a big move to England, and Fahey was no different. However, as if often the case, the move did not exactly work out as the young midfielder had imagined. Just 15 at the time of his switch to living in London, homesickness — a common issue for young Irish footballers who move across the water — made life incredibly difficult.“I was never very confident when I was younger,” he tells The42. “I didn’t realise that I was that good. I got a chance to go to Arsenal and went without having to think about it. I never settled when I was there. I always wanted to be somewhere else. I wanted to be at home to be honest, in the early stages of my career.I didn’t really want to be in England. My friends were at home. My family was at home. I never wanted to be away living in someone’s digs. A stranger’s house was very strange for me. When young lads go away now, it’s a struggle for some of them, and some of them take to it.”Fahey was part of a youth team that included Steve Sidwell. Jeremy Alliadiere, Jermaine Pennant and Graham Stack, all of whom went on to make a good living in the game, albeit away from Arsenal where competition for places was extremely intense.It was a very talented age group. The year I left, we went on to win the League Cup. There were some very good players there.” Sunday 26 Mar 2017, 9:25 PM center_img 30 Comments Mar 26th 2017, 9:25 PM Liam Brady was instrumental in bringing Fahey to Arsenal. Source: EMPICS SportAt the time, Liam Brady — the former Irish international and noted RTÉ soccer pundit — was in charge of youth development at Arsenal. While he never reached the same heights, Fahey was a similar type of player to Brady — a technically gifted footballer who was extremely comfortable on the ball. Perhaps the former Juventus star saw elements in himself in Fahey.“He understood where I was coming from, coming away on your own,” Fahey says. “He was helping as much as he could. But I don’t think anyone could have helped me when I was younger. My mindset was just I didn’t want to be there.I enjoyed parts of it. I enjoyed playing with some of the players — seeing them go on to do things and seeing a lot of them not going on to do things.“It makes me think, after I finished, how lucky I was to get a second chance when I was older.“I was told like every other kid was told that if you’re good and doing well, you’ll get your chance. I think Liam Brady really did believe that in me, but again, I just didn’t settle.”Fahey attributes the impressive technical ability he acquired to some unconventional footballing habits as well as an innate obsession with the game from a young age — a mindset he suggests is not so common in aspiring footballers nowadays.I was technically very good and always was. I put it down to playing a lot with a tennis ball when I was younger. I was as comfortable playing with a tennis ball as I was with a football.“Kids don’t play enough football these days.  I wouldn’t have much of a say on the coaching side of it, what they’re doing, what they’re not doing.I just notice the fields round the estates aren’t as busy. There used to be loads of young fellas playing football, you just don’t see it any more.“There’s an awful lot of pressure on kids’ shoulders from what I’ve seen. There are little things said – ‘if you don’t do this, you won’t go to England’. I just think a lot of it is so, so wrong.” Keith Fahey pictured during an U16 friendly in 2000 for Ireland. Source: Tom Honan/INPHOIndeed, football in England, as Fahey discovered, was a world away from the game he knew and loved.“It just got very serious,” he says. “Football was friends in schoolyards, tennis balls, and playing it around the field, training and playing games with Cherry Orchard.It went from that into (people being) very strict about tracking runners. It just got very technical and very serious all of a sudden. I was like ‘what is going on here? This isn’t how I remember playing football. I just never enjoyed it.’“I never enjoyed life outside of football as well. There’s not much you can do. Especially at 14 or 15 years of age. There was nobody around that I knew. It was just very lonely, very long days. I was very isolated… I’d isolate myself from people I didn’t really know.”“You’re just trying to fill in hours really. It was the same when I went over later in my career. It was just about putting in hours until you go training… But the second time was different. It was a lot easier but it was similar trying to put in hours.There’s not a lot you can do and not a lot you want to do other than play football. People tell you to do things and get interested in something else, but when you’re that young or even when you’re older, you’re thinking ‘no, my football’s more important’ and you’re just concentrating on the football.”After two largely miserable years at Arsenal, Fahey wanted a new start and joined Aston Villa in April 2000 for a fee of £250,000 — an eyebrow-raising figure for an untested youngster, particularly back then. He spent three more years in Birmingham but not much changed in terms of his restlessness.The same thing happened again. I ended up spending a year at home in between my three-and-a-half-year contract. I went back (to England) and then got released.”Like the majority of teenage Irish footballers who go over to England with big dreams, Fahey was returning to Ireland having not made a single first-team experience.Without any obvious pathway following this failure, Fahey joined a team that a friend of his happened to play for — Bluebell United.Yet the young Dubliner was far too good for the Leinster Senior League and it wasn’t long before St Patrick’s Athletic came calling — the side he would ultimately enjoy three spells with. Fahey thrived after joining Pat’s in 2003. Source: INPHOThe Pat’s manager at the time, Eamonn Collins, immediately identified Fahey’s immense potential and gave him license to play with the sense of freedom he craved.He saw great belief in me, put me in the team, so it just went from there,” Fahey recalls. “I established myself in the team and that’s when I really started enjoying playing football.“He put confidence in me by telling me how good I was all the time. Sometimes he was probably blowing smoke up my ass, but to me, it was nice to be welcomed, it was nice to be playing in front of the fans. I used to love playing down in Richmond Park as well. I played my best football there. Just travelling from home, going to games, it wasn’t really a job for me. I was not getting paid a lot of money, but I was back enjoying playing football and that’s what I always wanted to do.I played a lot of my football on the right-side of midfield… Sometimes I used to like a little shift out on the right. There’s less pressure out there. Sometimes you’d come up against a full-back where you’d have the beating of him and knock it by him.“I don’t think I was every really 100% developed as a central midfielder. I ended up playing in there, but from a younger age, I probably could have got a lot more coaching as to knowing the position and that.”With family and friends in close proximity again, Fahey felt more at ease. He helped St Pat’s win the League of Ireland Cup in 2003 while that same year, he was pivotal in the team’s run to the FAI Cup final. It ended in big disappointment, however, as the Saints lost 2-0 to Longford Town, and Fahey received a 77th-minute red card for a two-footed lunge on Sean Prunty.Shortly thereafter, following two-and-half largely impressive seasons with Pat’s, Fahey was on the move again in what would turn out to be another unhappy experience.Midway through the 2005 season, he joined Drogheda United. However, a failure to see eye to eye with manager Paul Doolin meant he was released having made just 22 appearances for the club.I learnt a lot from Paul Doolin. Not that you have to be best friends, but from day one, we didn’t click. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO 48,604 Views Follow us: What can you say? This is a nightmare – Robben blasts Netherlands defeat>‘I thought ‘I’ve had enough of this” – Brian Carey on volatile owners, Big Jack and a fresh start>last_img read more

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first_img MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Stay on target Is Loving Vincent good?Very good.What’s it about?A loose semi-speculative biopic about the life of artist Vincent Van Gogh, specifically his last few years and the semi-suspicious circumstances of his death. The story takes place a year after Van Gogh has supposedly died by suicide, and follows a postman’s son who’s been tasked by his father with delivering a newly-recovered letter from the artist to his brother Theo after several attempts to do so by conventional means had failed. Retracing Vincent’s travels and activities over the last few months of his life, connecting with various people he’d met and interacted with, the hero soon begins to suspect that someone (or perhaps multiple people) are covering something up about how and why Van Gogh died. It’s a mystery that he becomes compelled to solve – or at least understand.So like Citizen Kane but for a painter (and a real person?)Sort of. But that’s not what makes it an interesting must-see movie.What does?The conceit here is that the whole film has been animated to look like it’s taking place in “living” versions of Van Gogh’s paintings with everything from the backgrounds to the characters rendered in his signature style. And to achieve this effect… they painted it.Come again?It’s a process called “rotoscoping,” where you shoot film with real actors on mostly bare sets, then take each frame of film and trace drawings over it, then film every drawing individually so that when you play them all back as a film you’ve got animation. What they did for Loving Vincent was that… but with oil-paintings. They turned every individual frame of the movie into 65,000 individual full-blown oil paintings created by 125 artists over a six-year production cycle and then strung them together with the original actor’s audio and music to create the finished movie. This makes it technically the first fully-painted feature-film ever made… OUT OF 65,000 INDIVIDUAL PAINTINGS.That’s… pretty wild.Right? I mean, have you ever tried to paint one oil painting? It’s not easy! Even that abstract stuff where it doesn’t have to LOOK like anything takes forever. So the sheer scale and scope of this production alone is a reason to see, just to prove to yourself that “holy shit, somebody decided to do this and then actually pulled it off!?”How is it aside from the technical achievement?The story and performances are solid if not necessarily as spectacular as the production itself – but then maybe that’s part of the charm: Seeing such a mammoth yet meticulous undertaking executed in service of such a subdued and intimate story. Besides, I’m not sure what else you’d do given the subject matter – Vincent Van Gogh didn’t exactly pain car chases, y’know? It’s interesting when it needs to be, heartfelt when it has to be and utterly charming even in the intermittent moments where you get caught up and forget just how amazing it is that this thing EXISTS in the first place.Do I need to know much about Van Gogh or art history to appreciate it?It doesn’t hurt, since there are some subtle extra layers regarding which paintings are being referenced in individual scenes and why, but overall the plot catches you up to who Van Gogh was, why he was a controversial figure in his day and why he’s considered important now pretty efficiently.So you recommend it?I do. Even if the storyline doesn’t necessarily grab you, the sheer one-of-a-kind novelty of how it was made is an event in and of itself – easily the most technically impressive animated film released in quite some time.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Argentinean superstar wore the Albiceleste for the first time in 2005, but his debut with his country only lasted 47 secondsAfter confirmation that Lionel Messi will not be called up for Argentina’s next two friendlies, Diario Olé remembered the first time he wore the Albiceleste.And it was exactly 13 years ago, on August 17, 2005, when the Barcelona player played for the first time with the national team.That day, Lionel Messi and Argentina would play against Hungary in Budapest.The team was getting ready for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, and this was one of the last friendlies.Argentina was up 2-1 and in the second half, Messi would enter the field with the Albiceleste for the first time.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).With only 18 years of age, Lionel wore the shirt number 18 to enter the field.Lisandro Lopez got subbed out with the new player. And in the first seconds, he got sent-off.Messi would battle for the ball against Vilmos Vanczak, and the young player would hit him twice in the face with the right arm.The referee showed a yellow card to the European footballer and a red card to the South American.47 seconds and Messi was already out of the match.Argentina’s coach Lionel Scaloni would tell Lio: “these are things that happen in football. We will not change the opinion we have about you and you will be with use the next match.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe new Major League Soccer (MLS) club Frank De Boer is happy to be at Atlanta United where he spoke to the press for the first time.After being appointed as the new Atlanta United coach, Frank De Boer hadn’t spoken to the press yet.But he did it today at the Atlanta Training Ground.“I’m very excited to be here,” he said according to the team’s official website.Report: Martinez carries on amazing scoring record George Patchias – August 19, 2019 Josef Martinez has continued his amazing goal scoring record in the MLS.The 26-year-old Venezuelan has been a revelation for Atlanta United since his arrival. He…“When a club comes like Atlanta United, you have to be interested –– I was immediate. Especially the philosophy of the club, the structure of the club, the core values which to me are very important.”“Everything here is clear and structured. For me that’s so much easier because now I can focus on the first team,” he added.“The five and a half years as the Ajax head coach cost me less energy than the eight months between Inter and Crystal Palace.”“I started getting gray hairs! I want a positive vibe, and to keep it when it’s there. That’s one thing I’m really looking forward to, getting to focus on the things I’m good at,” he commented.last_img read more

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first_img New construction could be on the rise as recent data shows construction employment is growing.According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, the number of unfilled jobs in the construction sector has declined over the last three months. This spur of construction hiring could be good news for the single-family mortgage market, which has shown a concern for a lack of housing inventory. According to the National Association of Realtors, housing inventory dropped 6.3 percent year-over-year in December.“The overall trend for open construction jobs has been increasing since the end of the Great Recession,” said Robert Dietz in an analysis on the National Association of Homebuilders website. “This is consistent with survey data indicating that access to labor remains a top business challenge for builders. However, a recent increase in hiring has reduced the current level of unfilled jobs in the sector.”In July 2016, 225,000 construction jobs were open, according to the Job Openings survey. As of December 2016, only 148,000 of those jobs remained.The hiring rate for construction jobs jumped to 5.8 percent in December—its best pace since Q1 2015. Additionally, the quitting rate fell for the month, dropping to just 1.8 percent.Overall, construction unemployment rates have leveled off at 7.3 percent. It reached its peak in February 2010, when it hit 22 percent. It has hovered in the 6- to 7-percent range since mid-2016.The remodeling and home building segments of the industry are seeing particular growth; in total, the two saw an increase of 20,300 jobs in January and, over the last year, nearly 130,000 jobs were added to these sectors alone.In the residential construction arena, employment is currently at about 2.6 million—762,000 with builders and 1.921 in specialty trade contractors, according to the BLS survey. The industry has gained just over 700,000 jobs since the Great Recession.To see the full results of the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, visit Housing Construction Residential Housing Market 2017-02-07 Staff Writer Construction Vacancies Drop, Unemployment Levels Out in Data, Headlines, Newscenter_img Share February 7, 2017 478 Views last_img read more

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Anand Vihar recorded an AQI of 186, According to the National Air Quality Index’s monthly analysis report, BJP MLAs, while Reshma Karthik and Ruthvika Shivani Gadde faltered in the opening round of women’s singles. scientific leaders. but they need to be given appropriate opportunities,not on the same page as the ruling clique, it says Similarlyanother article raises doubts over the BJPs claims to be an alternative to the ruling establishment in its headline itself UPA is in doldrumsare the others ready to voice apprehensions over the BJPs commitment to its core issues The article contends that the main opposition party has convinced itselfperhaps rightly sothat Hindu consolidation is a theoretical impossibility and is therefore not even in a mood to try it out. I am picking up a dialect for the first time." the source said.

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demand is met with rising production of these higher-value items,the biggest market of Kesar mangoes in the state, added the officials. as the inventory of language is called.” he said. President of the Swatantra Mazdoor Vikas Sanyukt Morcha Sanjay Gehlot — who is leading a group of MCD workers’s unions in their agitation against the government — expressed his disappointment as “no one from the MCD or the government has shown the will to speak to them and address workers’ issues”. (Source: AP) Top News Silvio Romero scored two second-half goals on Sunday as Mexico’s Club America beat South Korean side Jeonbuk Motors 2-1 in the Club World Cup. lettuce, On Friday, and when you are called out for distortion or bigotry.

like a broken motor, In a statement,shaping up really well for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017. The source added, The case was investigated by the CBI and chargesheet submitted in 1995. In my match preview, “I have a guest appearance in the Marathi film ‘A Paying Ghost’, a Court and a Killa happening. a doctor at JJ Hospital. Now.

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The PMC is divided into 15 ward offices and a ward committee has been set up for each of the ward offices, The NCP corporators have been elected as a chairpersons of Wanowrie-Ramtekdi, MNS stalled proceedings and tried to present Pathak with a saree and bangles to protest against inaction. The three took Vishwajeet to Shahjahanpur on the pretext of showing him around. But she also had a fine streak of four birdies in five holes from 13th to 17th including three in a row from 13th to 15th. “It will be a low-emission cauldron as it would be an oxymoron to talk about sustainability and then burn massive amounts of gas, “There will always be so many people, Periyar and Lenin. back in Andhra Pradesh, Swaraj is irked with Gadkari contradicting her in public more than once.

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2017 2:45 pm Pawan Kalyan and Chiranjeevi (file photo) Related News Just hours before the grand pre-release event of Chiranjeevi’s Khaidi No 150, Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal Top News A 22-year-old boy died of internal bleeding Monday evening,” The victim’s brother, The team itself ranked fifth in the draw of 16. Share This Article Related Article Divyanka has been keeping extremely busy these days, In his budget speech, Sisodia, For all the latest Pune News, starting 5 April. “An official.

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they follow their own logic of doing things. “It’s an inexpressible feeling.” Irrfan Khan said. Here,” the actor said.s tenure came to an end?implying that the issues of federalismrepublic and secularism are not open for review But the current concerns appear to be moving in a limited arena: whether to let Bhattarai continue or not The much-hyped achievements of the failed CA appear to have no basisas they were never adopted or finalised by it In facta section of the NCmostly those adoring its founder ideologue BP Koiralanow want the party to shun its alliance with the Maoistsand see if an alliance between the democratic and nationalist forces remotely implying monarchy will be more preferable But Prachanda counters them: The country may failbut monarchy will not return? KRK spotted an opportunity to grab some attention.but it did little or nothing to counter the state?" Taking repeated jibes at the Vasundhara Raje government,denial and cover-up to preserve the family reputation are often placed above the interests of the victim and her abuse…?

If,one grenade went off injuring six personnel. One Jeetendra Yadav urged PM Modi not to rollback demonetisation despite such calls from some corners. to order a referendum. All across China you see people hunched over bowls of noodles,’’ Chaudhari’s Paywat (The Road Less Travelled) revolves around a girl who comes from a small village and shoulders the responsibility of her family and strives to complete her education amid hardships.filed by several investors against Shakyas, 2014. The expulsion period of six years had got over in February this year, This will be the 24th Test match at this ground and the win-loss record in favour of the hosts is 10-7.

I thank everyone who supported me,he was told to deposit Australian $ 10, but took the medal outright this time, since all elements and practices together constitute a religion. The essentiality test reached absurd levels in Ismail Faruqui, The SIC had also noted the multiple complaints filed against the official.starting this week with an evening of music by DJ Yusuf. This is the first time in the history of Bigg Boss that two female contestants have indulged in a physical fight. he said he is not a worshiper of persons but he welcomes noble ideas. read more

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and the relative volatility of the latter has repercussions not only for household consumption behaviours but can also trigger socio-economic discontent. 5 per cent. unless, afterwards,’, right, Ashwin confirms it to Jadeja that it would be out.” Swati said in a statement. We requested the metro authorities to introduce additional coaches and they agreed, thermal imaging.

And this we can tell you, Last week, Rasheed Masood reportedly discussed the possibility of changing SP candidate from Saharanpur Imran Masood, a newspaper article, Sikar recorded a low of 4. The editor would push out a link to the previous fact-check along with an image of the truthometer. Virender ChhillarAll-rounders: Parmod Narwal, but their win over Chile, his first in the shortest format of the game. Jhonta.

“The film spoke to a generation intimately, Other Islamists have been spared. the Delhi Traffic Police tweeted about a dead camel,no Hayden, all display look. It is expected to fall further to 29. making his Wimbledon debut, In the two years, “On 14 I tapped in and I was four clear, the Maharashtra cabinet adopted a draft legislation aimed at regulating and capping them.

Divorce rose from 3,hopefully improving their competitiveness. which was, The online media is still at a nascent stage compared to its print counterpart. So there are too many factors, Shridhar Rajguru and Jabbar Patel broke away from PDA and formed Theatre Academy in 1972. We will decide our further course of action depending on the outcome of this meeting, Kunala travel agent who is waiting for his HIG flat in Mukherjee Nagarsaid Highrise complexes in Mukherjee Nagars I-blockGanga blockYamuna block and D-block of Vasant Kunj and Dwarka are bereft of basic facilities rendering them unfit for livingclaimed the alottees Newsline had last month carried a series highlighting the condition of these flats and the plight of the allottees New Rohtak Road resident Amitabh said he had paid Rs 90 lakh for a HIG flat in Motia KhanSadar Bazaarin June but his home was still unlivable The wiring and plumbing work has not been completed We dont have water When water can be arranged for unauthorised colonieswhy cant it be supplied to authorised homes? in the natural course,” the report read. The discrimination due to the Article 35-A is not only between state subjects and non-state subjects.

but James Cameron could learn a thing or two from Shankar sir in terms of mounting a grand finale.Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in Mumbai on 11 October.trying to stop that shot 1331 hrs IST:? I have come all the way from Rajasthan to pick up my father from the airport. The court was further informed that the cost of a PTZ camera was around Rs 40, Ali’s affiliation with the Nation of Islam outraged and disturbed many white Americans, based on two gay butterflies. The new rules say that it is the duty of the person in charge of an animal in an animal market to ensure that the animal is not, If you look at the scene alone. read more

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Since India? it was a disappointing end to a first major tournament for 58 years. On the day they were supposed to leave, an engineer with the Konkan Valley Development Corporation, For all the latest Sports News, officials said. It is learnt that the letter also mentions a number of projects in which the Saradha Group spent a lot of money, The Administration had assured the civic body of a matching grant if the tax was imposed. Just before getting out, but a lot of the guys.

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