Several Azkals without clubs after national team stint

first_imgThe Philippine Azkals were readying for a key match against Kyrgyzstan at press time. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/DENNIS MALLARIDUBAI—It’s not just Phil and James Younghusband whose club careers were uncertain before they joined the national team in the AFC Asian Cup here.Defensive stalwart Alvaro Silva is also playing for the Azkals without even knowing where he will continue his club career next season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Silva, who has played in Spain, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Vietnam and most recently, Malaysia, said he remained focused on the Azkals and would decide on his future only after the team’s stint was finished here.Phil and James Younghusband are also without clubs after Davao Aguilas decided it won’t field a professional team next season. Another teammate of the Younghusband brothers at Davao, Adam Reed, is also here with the national team and came on as a sub against South Korea.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I want to focus on the team because we still need to win and reach the knockout stage,” said the 34-year-old Silva, who was set to start for coach Sven-Goran Eriksson against Kyryzstan in the Azkals’ final group C match at Rashid Stadium here.A strong physical presence with the ability to read danger before it happens, Silva is one of the primary reasons why the Azkals held South Korea for long periods, before conceding a goal in the second half in a 0-1 defeat. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program PLAY LIST 02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program04:04‘Quiel’ now a severe tropical storm – Pagasa00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Pacquiao larger than life for Broner SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View commentslast_img read more

Chris Gayle smashes 10,000 T20 runs: Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir in awe

first_imgSwashbuckling West Indies opener Chris Gayle returned to form with a blistering 38-ball 77-run innings to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a massive 213/2 against the Gujarat Lions in Rajkot. His vicious knock helped Bangalore beat the home side by 21 runs in on Tuesday.Put into bat, the visitors got off to a thunderous start with Gayle and skipper Virat Kohli (64) putting on 122 runs in 13 overs as the Gujarat bowlers failed to find an answer to the onslaught.Kedar Jadhav (38 not out of 16 balls) and Travis Head (30 not out of 16) then finished off the proceedings in style with a 54-run unbeaten third wicket stand.Coming into the match, just 3 runs short of becoming the first batsman to get 10,000 T20 runs, Gayle reached the landmark slicing a good length delivery from pacer Basil Thampi through point down to third man for a single.There was no looking back from there on as the West Indian turned on the heat, dealing mostly in fours and sixes.Here’s how the Twitteratti reacted to Gayle’s milestone.Congratulations to @henrygayle on completing 10 thousand t20 runs ! Legend ????????? and making @IPL the most entertaining cricket tournament- yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 18, 2017@henrygayle 10,000 T20 runs. PARANORMAL. Only my car mileage is better than that!!! @IPL @KKRiders- Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 18, 2017What a Player @henrygayle keep it going.Only 10 k runs in T20???..can someone tell how many runs in four nd sixes ? #sixerkinggayle ?????@IPL- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 18, 2017thats what am talking about @RCBTweets you just cant drop this man @imVkohli good batting @henrygayle Yohan Blake (@YohanBlake) April 18, 2017Who would have imagined that a player would score 10k in T20!! The boss of this game @henrygayle- Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 18, 2017Well done to @henrygayle on 10000 t20 runs. Biggest hitter in the game by a long way. #respect- David Warner (@davidwarner31) April 18, 2017Massive congratulations to @henrygayle on 10000 T20runs. What a player he has been! @RCBTweets- Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) April 18, 2017last_img read more

Dubai Test: Pakistan need 7 wickets on final day to beat Australia

first_imgMohammad Abbas led Pakistan’s late fightback as the home side reduced Australia to 136/3 at the end of day four in their chase of 462 in the first Test at the Dubai International Stadium.Australia openers Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja gave the visitors another great start in the last session of the day but Abbas struck thrice in quick succession to turn the tide in Pakistan’s favour.Abbas first removed Finch for 49 to stop him from getting twin fifties on his Test debut and extracted an edge from Shaun Marsh’s bat two balls later, which Sarfraz Ahemd caught with ease to reduce Australia to 87/2 after their promising start on the penultimate day of the first Test.Pakistan vs Australia, Day 4: HighlightsThe right-arm pacer then trapped newly appointed vice-captain Mitchell Marsh in front to inflict further damage and leave them tottering at 87/3 in their mammoth chase. Usman Khawaja scored his 14th Test fifty on Wednesday (@ICC Photo)Incoming Travis Head and Khawaja however managed to see off the day and take Australia to 136/3 at the end of day’s play with Khawaja unbeaten on 50 and the debutant on 34 off 75 balls.Pakistan has dominated the game so far overall and day four was no different.Pakistan batted sensibly on the fourth morning on Wednesday before declaring their second innings at 181/6 to set Australia a huge victory target of 462 in Dubai.Resuming the day at 45/3, Pakistan batsmen Imam-ul-Haq (48) and Haris Sohail (39) missed out on half-centuries but their 65-run partnership took the lead close to 400 runs.advertisementImam was the first to fall on the day, offering left-arm spinner Jon Holland an easy return catch.He was soon joined in the dressing room by Sohail, who was adjudged leg before off the bowling of debutant Marnus Labuschagne after Australia sought a review of the umpire’s original decision.Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam then combined to add 71 to peg Australia back further on a Dubai pitch, which is increasingly getting difficult to bat on.Off-spinner Nathan Lyon tempted Shafiq into playing a lofty shot which was held by Mitchell Marsh at deep mid-wicket with the batsman falling on 41.Lyon’s 310th Test wicket saw him join Brett Lee as the fifth leading wicket-taker for Australia in the longest format of the game.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Highland Village Hosts Òrain as tEarrach

first_img Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach is located in Iona, Victoria Co., overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes. It is part of the Nova Scotia Museum family. Ur beatha an Clachan. Welcome to Highland Village. Music, culture, history and fun will come together on Saturday, May 19, during a Gaelic song workshop at the Nova Scotia Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach. The workshop, Òrain as t-Earrach, or Songs in Spring, is being conducted by Highland Village Museum’s manager of interpretation, Jim Watson. During the workshop, Mr. Watson will present songs in the traditional Gaelic style and draw on his own experiences to explain the songs’ stories and history. They will include examples of popular traditional ones such as milling and sailing songs, humorous compositions and love songs. Registration for Òrain as t-Earrach will begin at 12:30 p.m. Participants will gather to listen and sing from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is ten dollars for adults and students attend free of charge. Light refreshments will be available during intermissions. For further information, contact Nova Scotia Highland Village Museum at 902-725-2272, or highlandvillage@gov.ns.calast_img read more

Bengal government reinstates top cops transferred by EC

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Government has reinstated Anuj Sharma as Kolkata Police Commissioner and other top police officers who were transferred by the Election Commission (EC), according to an official notification. Sharma who was posted as Additional Director General (ADG) and Inspector General of Police (IGP), Operations, has been directed to take charge from the outgoing officer Rajesh Kumar, it said. Bidhannagar Commissioner of Police (CP) Gyanwant Singh, who was replaced by N. Ramesh Babu, has been given back his charge. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist Rajesh Kumar and Ramesh Babu have been sent on compulsory waiting for further posting orders. Also, Barrackpore Commissioner of Police Devendra Prakash Singh has been reinstated, while Sunil Kumar Choudhary, who had replaced him, is now on compulsory waiting for his posting orders. Two Superintendents of Police (SP) — Shyam Singh of Birbhum and Abhishek Gupta of Coochbehar – removed by the EC, have got back their old positions. Avanyu Rabindranath, who was given the charge of SP Birbhum, has been made Deputy Commissioner (Airport Division). Amit Kumar Singh, who was given the charge of SP Coochbehar is also on compulsory waiting for further posting orders.last_img read more

Thousands still in the dark after powerful windstorm across BCs south coast

first_imgVANCOUVER — The powerful windstorm that swept across British Columbia’s south coast Thursday is being described by BC Hydro as one of the most severe in many years.Posts on the utility’s website say Vancouver Island was the hardest hit, while tens of thousands of customers remained without power overnight from northern Vancouver Island all the way east to Hope.Crews worked through the night to restore electricity, cutting the total number of outages to about 160,000 from a high of roughly 400,000 late Thursday, but Hydro warns it could be days before the lights are back on in some areas.Environment Canada says gusts topped 100 km/h just south of Vancouver and in parts of the Fraser Valley, making the storm more powerful than the 2006 gales that levelled a large section of Stanley Park.One person died in Duncan when a tree came down and more details are expected to be released later.All wind warnings have been dropped and service is getting back to normal on BC Ferries routes after all sailings were cancelled Thursday.The first sailings Friday were already full on most major routes, while power outages at smaller terminals was affecting those schedules. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

James Cromwell Leads PETA Protest Against SeaWorld

first_imgArmed with a megaphone and wearing a shirt proclaiming, “SeaWorld Sucks,” Academy Award nominee James Cromwell has led a group of PETA supporters in a takeover of SeaWorld’s “Orca Encounter” show, telling visitors about the company’s history of premature orca deaths.Live footage of the action was posted on PETA’s Facebook page and can be watched here.“Orcas deserve a full life in the ocean, not a life sentence of swimming endless circles until they drop dead from disease,” says Cromwell. “My friends at PETA and I want SeaWorld to move these intelligent animals to seaside sanctuaries without delay.”PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment” — notes that while orcas in the wild work cooperatively with their family members to find food and traverse up to 100 miles of ocean every day, those at SeaWorld are housed in incompatible groups inside tiny tanks and have even been given the drug diazepam to manage stress-induced aggressive behavior.last_img read more

Wabanaki Confederacy Were not dead our fires are still burning strong

first_img(Members of Wabanaki Confederacy build the Turtle Lodge Aug. 7, 2014 where the meetings were held in the Esgenoopetitj First Nation in New Brunswick over the weekend.)By Trina RoacheAPTN National NewsOld alliances looked to re-emerge at the Wabanaki Confederacy summer gathering over the weekend.Environmental concerns, Aboriginal title and forging a path away from the Indian Act were all on the agenda.Records date the Wabanaki Confederacy as far back as the 1680s.It was a political alliance between nations in the east, on both sides of what’s now the U.S-Canadian border. The Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Abenaki, Mi’kmaq and Maliseet joined together against the threat of colonialism and raiding Iroquois.The purpose was peace.Over two decades ago, the Penobscot in Maine lit the sacred fires again and efforts were made to revive the traditional alliance.Gary Metallic is a Mi’kmaw Hereditary Chief from Listuguj. He says the focus of the Confederacy now is to “assert our ancestral jurisdictions because our roots go back further than the Indian Act system. Our roots go right into the ground, since time immemorial.”Metallic’s biggest concern is comprehensive land claims.He says the first issue is centred on who is sitting at the table. The advent of the Indian Act destroyed traditional forms of governance. Metallic calls current chief and councils an arm of the Indian Act and says Canada negotiating with bands today is the equivalent of Canada negotiating with itself.“(As for land claim agreements) we’re saying they’re illegal because we’re not at the table,” says Metallic. “Our people through their traditional governance systems need to be consulted first before any agreements are signed and people don’t know about these because most of the time it’s done behind closed doors.”Secondly, Metallic and others at the Confederacy say Canada has no right to negotiate deals for lands aboriginal people never ceded in the first place.Treaties vary across the country.The roughly seventy agreements with different First Nations took place over the course of three hundred years, mapping out Canada as it exists today. While some ceded land, others such as the Mi’kmaq’s Peace and Friendship treaties signed in the 1700s did not.Metallic says those treaties are strong because at that time the Mi’kmaq negotiated from a position of power; part of that due to the Wabanaki Confederacy.“For us these treaties were just about co-existence, how we lived together,” says.Metallic predicts a ripple effect from the recent Supreme Court ruling that awarded aboriginal title to the Tsilhqot’in Nation, adding, “that’s a big stick that’s been handed to us as traditional hereditary chiefs.”Aboriginal title is a hot topic in New Brunswick. SWN Resources Canada is exploring for shale gas. Worries that fracking will pollute the water table led to protests last summer and fall. The Mi’kmaq of Elsipogtog say instead of meaningful consultation, there were violent clashes with police, court injunctions and lawsuits filed by SWN Resources.Activist Willie Nolan and others filed a lawsuit of their own. In it, they say the shale gas giant, the Province of New Brunswick and Canada violated laws protecting the environment and Aboriginal rights. The Wabanaki Confederacy are interveners. Metallic says the suit asks the basic question, “Who owns this land? We never gave it up.”Hart Perley, a traditional Turtle Clanmother for the Maliseet Nation, says of the gathering, “The energy is so positive, so refreshing…It’s like uniting them and telling the world here we are. We’re here. We’re not dead, our fires are still burning strong.”The mood at the gathering is peaceful, punctuated with lots of laughter. People share ideas and food. A pot of moose stew doesn’t last long. But the purpose is serious.And daunting.“We each have our responsibility as nations to make sure our traditions are passed forward,” says Perley. “That our culture stays alive for future generations.”Perley says the most vital step is away from the Indian Act. She used to be a band councillor on the Tobique First Nation until she grew increasingly conflicted and left the position.Perley says there’s no real power for “Indian Act chiefs.” The true power for First Nations lies in the land she says.Her message to chiefs: “Come to your people. Stand with your people and we can help you get away from the Indian act because guess what? These are your natural resources. This is where you get your money for your programs and services in your communities.”Perley admits, it’s a hard step to take.The Indian Act is ingrained in an Aboriginal way of thinking.“Because of the oppression our people have been put through, they’re kind of stuck there. They don’t see a way out. Well, we’re offering them that. If they stick with our people they would be very strong chiefs,” she says.Tnohere’s funding for this group. No official recognition. Perley says they don’t need it.“The land belongs to all the nations as a collective,” she says.That’s the focus of the Wabanaki Confederacy.To reassert Aboriginal rights to the land. To revive traditional forms of government and to leave the Indian Act behind.troache@aptn.calast_img read more

Dillards KB Home fall Oracle Berry Global rise

first_imgNEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:Royal Bank of Scotland Group, down 58 cents to $5.93Two British Cabinet ministers quit in protest over Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for leaving the European Union.Cisco Systems Inc., up $2.44 to $46.77The seller of networking equipment and services reported earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street’s forecasts.J.C. Penney Co., up 14 cents to $1.36The struggling department store operator reported a quarterly loss that wasn’t as big as analysts were expecting.Dillard’s Inc., down $10.94 to $62.85The retailer’s quarterly earnings fell far short of what investors were looking for.Oracle Corp., up $1.79 to $50.63Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway disclosed a new holding in the maker of business software.KB Home, down $3.19 to $17.61The homebuilder issued a weak sales outlook, dragging the entire sector lower.Facebook Inc., down 37 cents to $143.85The New York Times published a lengthy story on how the company responded to a series of scandals.Berry Global Group Inc., up $4.41 to $50.31The packaging company reported earnings and revenue that beat analysts’ forecasts.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Afghanistan UN envoy sees potential to end conflict amid complex situation

30 June 2009The current situation in Afghanistan – marked by the most intense fighting in years, and upcoming presidential polls – is extremely complex, but if managed well could also become a turning point in ending the conflict, the top United Nations envoy to the country said today. “The situation in Afghanistan is certainly the most complex we have experienced for many years,” Kai Eide, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative, told the Security Council, noting that ensuring a credible election process leading up to the August elections is just one of the reasons. “The August election is about more than choosing Afghanistan’s leaders,” he said. “It is about strengthening people’s confidence in the democratic process, and about strengthening Afghanistan’s institutions. It is not only about who will lead, but about the legitimacy of leadership.”Mr. Eide, who heads the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), added that no one’s interests can be served by an election result which is disputed by the people and affects the legitimacy of a new government. Presenting Mr. Ban’s latest report on Afghanistan, the Special Representative highlighted recent progress such as the strengthening of security institutions, and reforming agriculture and the private sector, noting a “totally new momentum” in these areas.“My fear, however, is that the noise from the election campaign and the fighting season will absorb so much energy and attention that it will overshadow these positive trends and affect the momentum which has now developed,” Mr. Eide stated.“If we do not succeed in maintaining this momentum, then I am afraid we will witness new stagnation and more disillusionment among the public.”He added that more effective and coordinated development efforts that meet the concerns of the Afghan people and their demands for greater economic and social justice will also enhance their confidence in their own Government and in the international community.Also crucial is to strengthen efforts to ensure that international military engagement continues to enjoy the support of the Afghan people, he noted, pointing to the call made in the Secretary-General’s report for a review of the operations of special forces – which by far account for the majority of civilian casualties caused by pro-Government forces.“It is my view that the political costs of recent mistakes are simply disproportionate to military gains and that such reviews are urgently required.” At the same time, he stressed that the clear majority of civilian casualties are caused by the insurgency. “For them, it is not a result of tragic mistakes, but of deliberate policy.”Mr. Eide noted that the ongoing conflict is seriously undermining the prospects for peace. The number of security incidents rose beyond the 1,000-mark for the first time in May, and there are more incidents in parts of the country which have, up to now, been considered relatively stable. “This is the most intense fighting season we have experienced,” he said.He added that a credible and successful peace process can only take place if there is a government that enjoys the support of the people and has confidence in itself. “And it can only take place if we have an international presence which enjoys the support of the people and has confidence in itself.” read more

Transcontinental profit drops 93 in second quarter on writedowns

MONTREAL — The Transcontinental printing and publishing business is reporting a big drop in profit, which fell by 93 per cent to $5.4 million due to a combination of unusual items that included its writedown of newspapers in Atlantic provinces.Excluding those items, Transcontinental’s adjusted earnings fell by 12.5 per cent to $34.2 million while its revenue edged up to $497.2 million from $490.5 million.The Montreal-based company says the second half of the year should be better for its printing division thanks to the addition of some new customers in recent months.Transcontinental says its media division is also beginning to benefit from efficiency measures begun during the quarter.Media giant Transcontinental sells assets in Saskatchewan, lays off 65 peopleSnapchat Inc changes app design to focus on media channels, bring in more advertising dollarsSince the quarter ended, Transcontinental has announced the sale of its 13 local newspapers and associated newspapers in Saskatchewan as well as some of its printing equipment in that province.For the second quarter ended April 30, Transcontinental’s net income was equal to seven cents per share, which was down from $1.04 per share or $81.2 million a year ago. Adjusted earnings were equal to 44 cents per share, down from 50 cents per share or $490.5 million a year ago.“We experienced a more difficult second quarter in terms of profitability as certain optimization initiatives that were implemented will only impact our results in upcoming quarters,” said Francois Olivier, Transcontinental’s president and CEO.“In our printing division, the second half of the year should be more favourable, since we also have gained market share with some new customer wins in recent months. Our media sector (has) already begun to benefit from the efficiency measures implemented during the quarter.”He added that Transcontinental’s nascent packaging division has a “solid sales funnel” and remains “very active on the acquisition front.”The Canadian Press read more

Brock alumna using data to improve Ontario patient care

Brock’s first Public Health graduate is using primary and secondary data collection to improve the experience of cancer patients in Ontario.When Adele Carty (BSc ’09) learned about Brock’s newly developed Public Health program back in 2008, it seemed a perfect fit.At the time, Carty was a Community Health Science student who was busy completing a directed study and internship at the Port Colborne hospital under the supervision of Health Sciences Professor Madelyn Law.While her existing program was rewarding, the benefits of transferring into the innovative new offering proved a real draw.“Being versed in searching for job opportunities within research, and through the mentorship of Health Sciences Professor Brent Faught, I realized my future career would benefit greatly if I switched programs,” Carty said.Since making the leap and becoming Brock’s first-ever Public Health graduate, Carty has been working in various sectors of government with an aim to improve the health of patients. Now a doctoral student in Epidemiology at another Ontario university, she has built her career on using data to make an impact on the health of populations.After completing her undergraduate degree at Brock, Carty worked as a research analyst in the Department of Rheumatology at Toronto Western Hospital.“As a member hospital of the University Health Network, the clinic I worked with gathered primary data from arthritis patients who were participating in a longitudinal study,” she said. It was Carty’s responsibility to use the physician-collected information to analyze the data.“Working in a teaching hospital was a great opportunity,” she said. “I was afforded the opportunity to simultaneously work on multiple research projects with an international team of investigators. The group was dedicated to gaining insights into the etiology and progression of arthritic diseases.”Carty was presented with a new opportunity in October 2016, working as a senior analyst for Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) to help improve the patient experience.“My role looks at data collected in Ontario to assess the patient experience of cancer patients,” she says. “Working internally, I help to develop analytic plans and methodologies which are reported to the provincial government to help improve patient care.”One major difference between Carty’s work at the Toronto Western Hospital and CCO is she now spends a lot less time with patients.“At CCO, I am really in-depth with the data, but I think everyone, including myself has a personal connection to someone with cancer,” she said.Despite working with data, Carty remains “appreciative of the fact that there is a face on the other side of what we are analyzing.”Working alongside researchers has inspired Carty to continue her own graduate work.“I’ve always had a passion for child health and being able to conduct my own research. This is why I’m now exploring the relationship between environmental exposures and neuro-developmental disorders in children for my doctoral work,” she said.“I really see Brock as giving me that foundational stepping stone of real-world experience that has prepared me with the necessary skills to embark on this non-linear career path.” read more

Tube passenger put in headlock and forced to apologise for being gay

first_imgA teenager was allegedly put in a headlock and forced to “apologise” for being gay in a homophobic attack on a Tube train.The 19-year-old man was strangled until he eventually did what his two attackers said because he was struggling to breathe, police claim.The man and his friends were wearing fancy dress for an event they were attending when they were approached by two youths on a Jubilee line train on a Saturday evening.The pair are alleged to have verbally abused the victim for being gay and became more aggressive when they were challenged.British Transport Police (BTP) claim they forced the man into a headlock, snatched his phone and threatened to stab him until he “apologised” for being gay. Although they returned the phone, the two youths – who had boarded the London Underground train at West Ham – then got into a fight with the man’s friends.A 25-year-old woman suffered bruising after being punched and pushed to the ground.The alleged victims left the west-bound train at North Greenwich after the attack, which happened at around 11.10pm on October 21. A man was abused, placed in a headlock and told to apologise for being gay in a homophobic assault on a Jubilee line train. Do you recognise these people? We’d like to speak to them in connection with the incident. Please text 61016 if you know them.— BTP London (@BTPLondon) December 4, 2017 North Greenwich London Underground station The force said in a statement: “Hate crime will not be tolerated by the British Transport Police. We believe everyone has the right to travel safely. The alleged victims left the Jubilee line London Underground train at North GreenwichCredit:DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS /AFPcenter_img BTP released images of the two men on Monday and urged anyone who recognises them to come forward. We won’t tolerate behaviour where someone is targeted because they are perceived to be differentBritish Transport Police “We won’t tolerate behaviour where someone is targeted because they are perceived to be different, or made to feel uncomfortable on their journey.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Aleksandar Mitrovics future hangs in the balance

first_imgAleksandar Mitrovic is in sizzling form for Fulham, but is it realistic to expect for his current club to be able to afford to buy him?The Serbian striker was unhappy with the lack of playing time at Newcastle. Rafa Benitez eventually succumbed to his pleas and Aleksandar Mitrovic was loaned to Fulham in England’s second division. There, he has scored 10 goals in 12 matches, resurrecting his career (and price tag). He has helped Fulham shoot right up the table. The team is entrenched in a battle with Cardiff for the second automatic Premier League bid.If Fulham fails to earn it, than Jokanovic’s men will have to go through the four-team playoff rigmarole. But, my question is what happens next to Mitrovic next. Slavisa Jokanovic has made it clear he would love to keep his fellow countryman at Craven Cottage. This is what he said according to Get West London:“I know he is really happy with the team, with the club, with the city and for another side he knows I am satisfied with level he offer us.”Thibaut Courtois, Real MadridReport: Courtois’s agent arrested in money laundering case George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois agent has been arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation.The ugly word corruption is again staining the world of football. In…“If you ask if he want to stay it’s probably a yes, but in realistic life we are going to see.”Newcastle’s demands might be too high for Fulham even if it gets promoted. Additionally, there are likely going to be other teams interested in his services, especially if he performs well for Serbia during the World Cup this summer. According to Chronicle Live, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Burnley could all be interested.Before the loan to Fulham, the 23-year-old was valued at about €13 million. Due to his recent performances, that number has risen to over €20 million. Rafa Benitez will probably wait for the World Cup to end and will hope that Mitrovic’s price rises even further. Also, he needs to sign another center forward before selling him, something that he wasn’t able to accomplish during the past two transfer periods.Best case scenario: Newcastle finds a striker and Fulham gets to keep Mitrovic. Win-win for both.last_img read more

Dir of Youth Affairs Receives UK 2017 Chevening Scholarship

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 11, 2017 – Providenciales – Despite the challenges and setbacks faced by the TCI, as a result of hurricanes Irma and Maria, the commitment to the development of persons through UK higher education remains steadfast and strong.   Hence, the Governor’s Office is extremely pleased to announce that Ms. Jasmine Parker, the Director of Youth Affairs in the Ministry of Education has been awarded a prestigious Chevening Scholarship for the 2017/18 academic year.Ms. Parker will be studying a one (1) year Master’s degree in Child Youth and International Development at Birkbeck, University of London in the UK starting October 2017.   Chevening Scholarships are awarded each year to outstanding individuals with leadership potential who wish to contribute to the development of the Turks & Caicos Islands.Ms. Parker is currently the Director of Youth Affairs, responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the three year strategic plan and National Youth Policies. In addition, she has responsibility for developing annual national operational plan and forecasting financial allocations.Further, in her role, Ms. Parker is mandated to promote youth mainstreaming and participation in youth development, democracy, governance at local and national levels, and active citizenship to advance the involvement of youth in the decision making process in the Turks and Caicos Islands.The Applications season for this year’s 2017/18 scholarship is still open until 7th November 2017 and we encourage all eligible persons to apply.IN ORDER TO SUMBIT AN ELIGIBLE CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS MUST:Be a Citizen of TCI, and return to TCI for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship.Have completed an undergraduate degreeHave at least two years work experienceBe able to receive an unconditional offer from a UK universityChevening Scholarship offers a monthly stipend, travel to and from TCI, a thesis or dissertation grant and tuition fees.Applicants should read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. Further details of closing dates and priority subject’s areas are available more Information Contact the Chevening Officer- Mr Neville Misick or Damian WilsonEmail: / Ddwilson@gov.tcTelephone: +1649 -916-2308/9Applications open 7th August 2017 – 07 November 201711last_img read more

Wilmington To Elect Delegates To Democratic State Convention At Caucus On June 8

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, June 8, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington Democrats To Elect Delegates To State Convention At Town Caucus On 6/1In “Government”Democrats To Hold Caucus In Wilmington On March 19In “Government” WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Democratic Town Committee invites all Registered Democrats in Wilmington to our caucus on Saturday June 8, 2019 at WCTV (10 Waltham St.) at promptly 10:00 am to elect delegates and alternates to the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention.This year’s state convention will be held September 14th at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, where thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to discuss Party business and celebrate our successes as we prepare for upcoming elections.The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Wilmington.Pre-registered Democrats who will be 16 by May 11, 2019 will be allowed to participate and run as a delegate or alternate.Wilmington can elect 5 Female Delegates, 5 Male Delegates and 4 alternates to the Convention.Youth, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a delegate or alternate may apply to be an add-on delegate at the caucus or at interested in getting involved with the Wilmington Democratic Town Committee should contact Erika Johnson at (978) 758 – 4202 or like us on Facebook (Wilmington Democratic Town Committee) or follow us on Twitter: @WilmingtonDems.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Democratic Town Committee.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email read more

YouTubers Union has big demands Google wont negotiate

first_img Comments 10 YouTube’s next clash may be with an army of its own creators… Google YouTube Digital Media Tagscenter_img Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: The YouTube logo on display in the lobby of YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California. Seth Rosenblatt/CNET After a year and a half of waiting, the YouTubers Union demanded YouTube respond to its complaints by Friday or one of the world’s biggest traditional labor unions would take the video site and parent company Google to court. Hours before the deadline, Google answered: The company will meet, but it won’t negotiate.”We explained to the union in great detail what YouTube is doing in terms of transparency and support for YouTubers. But we have also made clear that we are not going to negotiate their demands,” a YouTube representative said. According to the unions, the company invited them to meet at Google’s Berlin office to “discuss some fundamental questions about the future of work.” Jörg Sprave, the founder of and spokesman for the YouTube Union, said the unions will accept the invitation. “We did not ask them to bow to our demands within the deadline, we just asked them to enter into talks with us. They did that, so we are very happy with our campaign success so far. But of course there is plenty of work ahead of us,” Sprave said in an email. “The clock is paused, not stopped.”Last month, the YouTubers Union joined forces with one of the biggest traditional labor unions in the world to launch a campaign pressuring the massive video site to enter official negotiations. Demanding YouTube and parent company Google address complaints of frustrated YouTube creators, they set Friday as the deadline for Google and YouTube to respond or they’d move their complaints to court. Until last month, the YouTubers Union was mostly a loose association of about 20,000 members who joined a Facebook group, and it hadn’t triggered much attention from Google or among the 2 billion people who visit YouTube monthly. But in August, it joined forces with IG Metall, one of the biggest and oldest labor unions in the world. With deep resources, legal expertise and a track record on labor issues, IG Metall gave the YouTubers Union the kind of legitimacy and urgency it needed to command more attention — including Google’s.”The pressure we put on Google and YouTube together with the YouTubers Union has paid off,” Christiane Benner, the second chairwoman of IG Metall, said in the post announcing the development to YouTubers Union members. “We succeeded in bringing Google to the table. We are looking forward to the talks and want a quick appointment. There we will see what changes YouTube is prepared to make.”Originally published Aug. 23, 6:51 a.m. PT. Update, 8:18 a.m.: Adds YouTube response.  12:58last_img read more

Nintendo Switch Lite Why to buy it and why not to

first_imgWhat still strikes me as great about the Switch LiteThe lower price. $100 less matters when you’re considering paying $200 instead of $300. (It’s £200 versus £280 in the UK, or AU$330 versus AU$399 in Australia.) It’s the least expensive Nintendo Switch system available. That’s a key price difference, although sometimes the original Switch ends up being available in specially priced hardware bundles that could be tempting.The smaller size feels great: I prefer it. Even with a smaller 5.5-inch screen, I haven’t seen a game that doesn’t look good on it. I’ve played bits of Super Mario Maker 2, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario Odyssey on it, and so far, so good. The more compact size is also great. The Switch Lite isn’t as small as a Nintendo 3DS, but it feels a lot more portable — it’s about one Joy-Con width shorter, and not as wide.22-nintendo-switch-liteHolding both side by side. Sarah Tew/CNET In fact, this feels sturdier and better than the original Switch. Playing games, mashing buttons, holding it while standing… the Switch Lite feels like the superior hardware. I’d rather play games on this in handheld mode than the bulkier-looking, slightly creakier Switch.The D-pad on the side is new, and good. I prefer having a real cross-shaped D-pad on the left side of the Switch Lite than the four round buttons that the Switch has. It makes games like Super Mario Maker feel so much better.Hey, I also like the colors. Blue is my favorite, but yellow and gray are nice, too. It just looks more Nintendo-ish than the black original Switch. $299 26 Photos $299 Now playing: Watch this: Trying out the Nintendo Switch Lite actually surprised… The Switch Lite, in all three colors. It’s handheld-only, but it feels great. Sarah Tew/CNET It feels good. This is the second time I’ve held Nintendo’s upcoming game system, the Nintendo Switch Lite. The first time, right before Nintendo announced the handheld, I played for about 15 minutes. This time, I got to look at it for over an hour in a New York loft, a preview before the hardware is available Sept. 20.Should you buy one? The Switch Lite is already available to preorder. It’s mostly just a more affordable, handheld-only version of the Switch. And, actually, there’s a lot to love about the Switch Lite… but there’s also some stuff that’s not so great.First of all: Consider that Nintendo has just updated the larger Switch to include better battery life. We call that version the Switch V2 (yes, it can get confusing — here’s how to tell the difference between the Switches). Also, consider that Nintendo’s method of transferring games and saves between systems is really not fun.But for those who want the latest and most affordable Nintendo game system and don’t care that it doesn’t connect to a TV, the Switch Lite is for you. If you want flexibility and are thinking about playing two-player games a lot, I’d get the V2 version of the regular Switch instead. See it Amazon Share your voice $289 The 29 best games on the Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch Tags See It See It Computers Consoles News • Are you a Nintendo Switch docker or hander?center_img $299 8 Best Buy Walmart Mentioned Above Nintendo Switch (Gray) What’s not great, thoughYou can’t dock this into a TV. Losing video-out through USB-C, which the regular Switch has, means it’s not a TV console at all. That not only means no big-screen couch gaming, but it effectively kills multiplayer without buying another Switch. You could gather around a Switch Lite’s smaller screen and pair other controllers, technically, but that sounds terrible, because the Switch Lite lacks a kickstand, and…Its controllers can’t be detached. The Switch is awesome because its Joy-Con controllers can pop off and be swapped if they wear out, or they can each be used as mini controllers for two-player games. The Switch Lite ditches that for fixed controls, like other 3DS/2DS game handhelds. The problem is, Nintendo has been having some Joy-Con drift issues for some people. Will those issues continue on the Switch Lite? At least, on the Switch, problematic controllers can be swapped out.23-nintendo-switch-liteThe length difference between Switch and Switch Lite (also, those controls can’t be removed on the Lite). Sarah Tew/CNET Nintendo has a game-sharing problem. If you thought you’d easily swap games between a Switch and Switch Lite, I have bad news for you. While physical game cards are no problem, Nintendo still hasn’t solved digital game family sharing. Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser seemed to suggest that a better solution was coming when I spoke to him earlier this summer, but it turns out, much to my frustration, that no better fix is happening after all.There are ways to share digital games between systems if you either transfer your system data completely from one Switch to another (Nintendo’s support page for transferring account data is here). Or, you could make one Switch a “primary” system and one a “secondary” system… but then one Switch would be able to play games anywhere, while the other would require online authentication every time a game was played. (Read Nintendo’s support page for an explanation of what that means — good luck.)It means that anyone considering a Switch Lite as a second household Switch should think about whether or not this awkward setup would work for them, or whether a workaround (using physical game cards) is OK. Also note that transferring either your entire user account or an individual game’s save data will cause that same data to self-destruct on the original console. You could keep going back and forth, but it feels risky trusting dozens of hours of Zelda time to such a wonky system.That last sticking point is what makes me consider the Lite really just an option for players who were only interested in being handheld. Yes, it’s basically the same as a Switch in most other ways, as far as gaming and memory card support (and USB-C charging). But until Nintendo makes its family of Switch hardware easily share game libraries the way Apple or Google do with tablets, phones and Chromebooks, it’s not quite the perfect choice for as many people as you might think. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Preview • Nintendo Switch: All the latest details Comments Review • Nintendo Switch review: Pure fun on a big-screen TV or on the go See It 29 Photos Nintendo Switch Lite: All colors, all angles, and vs. Switch 4:30 How To • How to transfer your Nintendo Switch account to a new Switch V2 Nintendolast_img read more

State releases opioid action plan

first_imgAfter former Gov. Bill Walker’s disaster declaration in February 2017, the Department of Health and Social Services worked with over 20 organizations to put together the recently released 2018-2022 statewide opioid action plan. The six goals identified by DHSS include:Unite to reduce stigma and change social norms surrounding substance misuse andaddictionCommunicate, coordinate and cooperate on substance misuse effortsReduce the risks of substance misuse and addictionExperience fewer problems associated with drug useTimely access to the screening, referral and treatment services they needBuild communities of recovery across AlaskaTo read the full report, click here.last_img

Thanks for all the fish

first_imgA big news day and pending work can only mean one thing, a very heavy and spicy lunch. That is exactly what we set out to do heading for West Bengal Bhavan.Delhi’s probashi Bengalis (non-residential bengali’s if you may) have always retreated to the comfort of Banga Bhavan (as it is better known) or the Ma Tara Hotel in CR Park to get a taste of home. Then there is always Oh! Calcutta and City of Joy in Alaknanda to offer a slightly better dining experience. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’While Oh! Calcutta turns you off with the completely ludicrous prices, City of Joy offers a substantially better deal. But beating it all I comes Banga Bhavan, you can sit in the air-conditioned interiors and enjoy your fill of Bengali food along with very good service.The menu is a fish lover’s delight – right from the crabs and the prawns and the monsoon special Hilsa – you will instinctively reach out for a well made fish fry. We decided to take the path oft not taken and ordered Mutton Cutlets. We wanted to savour the fish later. The cutlets were quite good and while we debated whether we should order round two, the Prawn Kabiraji came in. Basically a prawn cutlet fried in a thick layer of eggs is quite heavy, but sadly we were left disappointed. The prawns were not marinated enough and the coating, which is supposed to be light and fluffy was very oily and heavy on the tongue. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe Chicken Kosha did not do justice to the expectations we had off it and compared rather poorly to the fish. Both the Fish Kalia and the Ilish Bhapa were perfect to say the least. The fish was fresh and the gravy perfect, not to spicy but full of taste.The Ilish was a part of the special monsoon Hilsa festival that is on in the bhavan and might not be easily available throughout the year – but all other items on the menu are. Including the much loved Luchi and Alurdom. But as luck would have it – office calls! While all the items in the menu will not blow you away, they have their spectacular hits and more than anything – eating at Banga Bhavan is definite value for money. We are going back again for sure!last_img read more