Occupational Health and Safety Officer needed for City Hall – Mayor

first_imgIn light of the recent fire at the Drop In Centre, Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green requested that an Occupational Health and Safety Officer be appointed at the City Hall.According to Chase Green, since the resignation of the Council’s Occupational Health and Safety Officer some time back, no one has occupied the position, but she hoped to have this rectified soon.“Since the resignation of our Occupational Health and Safety Officer, we have not had one functioning and I’m hoping that, and I’ve always been advocating as a qualified Occupational Safety and Health Officer, that we should always have one in place, that we should make sure that one is advertised for at the earliest opportunity,” she said.The Mayor highlighted her uncertainty over the Mayor and City Council’s preparedness in the event of a fire. She asserted that the Fire Service has been invited to conduct an evacuation drill with the members of the Council in the event of an emergency, noting that this had not been done since last year.“I’m not aware that if there is an alarm that goes off in this Council now, if Councillors are aware where is the safest place for them to assemble. And so, I would hope that you can invite the Fire Service to do an evacuation drill in the case of an emergency with the present Council and officers because that would have been long overdue. Since last year we have not had one,” Chase Green voiced.She also requested that discussion be had with the Fire Service to implement fire prevention measures.last_img read more

BC NDP Dropouts

first_imgN-D-P Leader Carole James has plugged some holes in her shadow cabinet, caused by the planned departure, of at least five M-L-A’s, next year.Corky Evans, David Chudnovsky and David Cubberley are among those who’ve decided they won’t run in the next election.Mr. Evans’ old job in agriculture has been assumed, by Charlie Wyse and Mr. Chudnovky’s post on the homeless goes to Jenny Kwan.Norm Macdonald takes over the education responsibilities from Mr. Cubberley.He and Mr. Chudnovsky represent Victoria and Vancouver ridings respectively and are the latest two party incumbents to announce their quitting.Their leader’s response fell into the old stiff upper lip category… [asset|aid=152|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=James-1_1_Pub.mp3]The number of NDP incumbents is now down to 28 and there is a growing number of pundits, suggesting rather than threatening the ruling Liberals, the New Democrats will do well, just to stay ahead of the Green Party.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Pico Rivera city clerk resigns

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. PICO RIVERA – After only seven months on the job, Pico Rivera City Clerk Vida Tolman is calling it quits, saying Tuesday she wants more time to spend with her new family. Tolman was appointed Oct. 3 by the City Council in a 3-0 vote. She submitted her letter of resignation April 30. Thursday will be her last day at work. With a wedding planned for August, Tolman will become step-mother to her fiance’s 7-year-old daughter – a job she wants to “give 100 percent to,” “You only have one chance to do [childrearing] right,” she said.last_img read more

Everton to announce plans for a new stadium

first_img Goodison Park, the home of Everton Everton will announce plans for a new stadium within the Liverpool city boundary, talkSPORT understands.The Toffees have played at Goodison Park since 1892, but the club are now ready to explain their plans for the future.Speaking to the Weekend Sports Breakfast show, talkSPORT’s Merseyside correspondent said: “I understand Everton will announce later this week news of a new stadium within the Liverpool city boundary.“Goodison Park is a great old ground and produces a tremendous atmosphere, but they do need a new ground and the news will be welcomed by everybody.“I don’t think the new ground will be far away from Goodison Park.” 1last_img read more

Rickie Lambert set for West Brom medical as Liverpool accept offer

first_imgRickie Lambert is set for a medical with West Bromwich Alboin after Liverpool accepted a bid for the 33-year-old.talkSPORT understands the offer is just under £3million and the England international will now travel to the Midlands to complete the deal.The Reds were listening to offers for the Merseyside-born forward after he was deemed surplus to requirements by manager Brendan Rodgers after just one season at the club.Lambert’s £4m arrival from Southampton last summer was touted as a dream return for a player rejected by the club’s academy.However – despite making 36 appearances, with most of those as a substitute – he struggled to get a run in the side, even with main striker Daniel Sturridge injured.He scored just three goals, two of those in back-to-back Premier League matches in November when he was given a chance to start, but never really looked like a long-term option.But Baggies boss Tony Pulis is keen on a cut-price deal for the frontman, with the Baggies boss publicly revealing his admiration for Lambert earlier this week.“I think it is very important we get players who score goals and Rickie has a great goalscoring record,” he said.“From what I can gather from people at Liverpool, his fitness levels are very good and he is desperate to play football.“He didn’t play last year so it would be like bringing a brand new car out of the garage if you did sign him, just putting a bit of petrol in him and letting him run.” 1 Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert last_img read more

INISHOWEN MAN REMANDED IN CONNECTION WITH MURDER OF PARENTS

first_imgAn Inishowen man charged with murdering his parents at their Carndonagh home is to appear in court again on March 13th.Julian Cuddihy appeared in court yesterday. Pic by Northwest News Pix.Julian Cuddihy appeared at Harristown District Court yesterday where he was remanded in custody. The 42 year old is charge with killing his parents Jimmy, 77, and Kathleen, 73, last October.INISHOWEN MAN REMANDED IN CONNECTION WITH MURDER OF PARENTS was last modified: February 14th, 2015 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:donegalInishowenJulian Cuddihylast_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS U14’S FACE FOUR MASTERS IN DIVISION ONE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

first_imgKillybegs GAA NotesU-16 boys won against Kilcar on Monday evening,Killybegs 4-10, Kilcar 3-12.@On Friday the 27th u-16 boys will play home to bundoran at 7.30pm and They will play away to st nauls on Monday the 30th at 7.30pm. U-14 division 1 championship final will take place on Wednesday the 25th in dunkinelly at 8.00pm against four masters.U-12 training this Wednesday at 5.00pm in fintraThe reserves and senior team will play away to naomh mhuire on Sunday 29th.Games commencing at 1.30 pm and 3.00 pm.The senior ladies team will play away to glenswilly on Sunday the 29th at 11.00am.Commiserations to Aisling cunnigham and the Donegal ladies senior panel on their game against Armagh. The ladies now go on into the all Ireland qualifiers.Congratulations to eoghann bann gallagher and the Donegal minor team for reaching the ulster final and to hugh mc fadden and the senior team for also reaching the ulster final.The senior team took part in the joe larry competition in Ardara last Saturday evening in which they drew, details of the next game will be given in due course.There was no bingo jackpot winner this week. Next weeks bingo jackpot is €2150 on 45 numbers. ​There was no Killotto jackpot winner this week. This weeks numbers were 11,12,17,30. Next weeks killotto jackpot is €1850. The club would like to thank those who buy the killotto each week. Remember you can play the lotto online at www.locallotto.ie The ladies team are organising a 5k on Friday 8th August (Festival weekend) Watch this space for more info.Strictly is coming back to Killybegs! Our scouts will be out and about over the next few weeks…. Put your dancing shoes on!GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS U14’S FACE FOUR MASTERS IN DIVISION ONE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL was last modified: June 24th, 2014 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:GAAKillybegsNoticesSportlast_img read more

HARPS UNLUCKY AS THEY LOSE TO GALWAY

first_imgFINN HARPS were unlucky not to have won a share of the spoils as they lost out 1-0 to Galway.Vinny Faherty scored the only goal of the game in the 59th minute to help Galway climb above Shamrock Rovers in the table.  In a dull opening half it was the home side who carved out the first chance, Richard Brush denying Kevin Devaney in the 18th minute.It was the 30th minute before Harps seriously threatened the home goal.Ethan Boyle did well to fire in a cross but Ryan Curran’s sliding legs just failed to connect.After Faherty’s opener, Harps were always chasing the game against a tight Galway rearguard – Kevin McHugh firing one shot in from 35 yards. But a better chance did come.Galway keeper Paul Sinnott bungled a clearance, the ball fell to Curran but his shot went agonisingly wide. HARPS UNLUCKY AS THEY LOSE TO GALWAY was last modified: April 9th, 2016 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

HEALTH: BETTER BODIES CHALLENGE REACHES NEW HEIGHTS

first_imgIt was a training session with a difference when Donegal Daily’s Health and Fitness columnist Emmet Rushe met with his Better Bodies challengers at the weekend.Little did they know that by 11am on Saturday morning, they’d be taking selfies at the top of Mount Errigal.The two Better Bodies groups, who train three evenings or three mornings each week, were challenged to join the Personal Trainer in climbing Mt Errigal on Saturday morning. Although a few were nervous at the thought, 36 Better Bodies Challengers joined in the climb.Emmet encouraged and supported the Challengers all the way to the summit with some overcoming nerves and a fear of heights.Emmet, of Rushe Fitness, said: “There was laughter, there was pain and there were tears of disbelief and of course there were many, many photographs and selfies taken.“The group members have made the decision to better themselves, their lifestyle and their health. For some, the aim and motivation is weight loss; for others, it’s fitness. “Everyone is on their own journey to achieve their Better Body and I thought that this challenge would show each of them just what you can achieve with the right motivation and support.“To see both groups helping and encouraging each other yesterday, reminded me why I love my job. It was such an achievement for every single one of us.”What’s next for the Better Bodies challengers?“There are 3 weeks left for this course of the Better Bodies,” said Emmet. “We’ll be culminating this session with the Ultimate Survivor Series Mud-run on November 1st at The Old Foundry, Letterkenny.”The next Better Bodies challenges will begin on Monday November 3rd and Emmet has similar challenges planned. HEALTH: BETTER BODIES CHALLENGE REACHES NEW HEIGHTS was last modified: October 12th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Better Bodies Challengeemmet rushemount errigallast_img read more

DONEGAL SFC: SUPERB NAOMH CONAILL STUN ST EUNAN’S WITH CLINICAL DISPLAY

first_imgDONEGAL SFC: Naomh Conaill have sent out a real message of intent after their demolition of St Eunan’s this evening at O’Donnell Park.Goals from Leon Thompson and Brendan McDyer did the damage – but it was the overall dominance form Naomh Conaill that really impressed. With home advantage many fancied St Eunan’s to edge out Naomh Conaill as they bid to retain their Donegal SFC title.However, Martin Regan’s side had other ideas and they’ve sent out a real warning to all the other sides who have ambitions of lifting the Dr Maguire.Naomh Conaill got off to a flyer and got two quick scores from Leon Thompson and Brendan McDyer settled the visitors down.Then they netted a crucial goal, Brendan McDyer sent a long ball inside and Thompsn got on the end of it and finished superbly. The goal stunned the hosts and they struggled to make any inroads into the Naomh Conaill defence.John O’Malley, Darragh Gallagher and McDyer all added points while Eunan’s could only muster one more score.Half-time score: St Eunan’s 0-02 Naomh Conaill 1-05 Maxi Curran would have been unhappy at half-time but he would have told his team to make sure they got off to a good start in the second-half.However, they did the opposite, Naomh Conaill scored another goal almost from the restart.It was Brendan McDyer who netted and there was no way back for St Eunan’s after that. Seamus Corcoran, Cathal Ellis and a brace of points from Leon Thompson cemented their advantage.St Eunan’s were battling valiantly to get back into the game but Naomh Conaill were just too good for their hosts.St Eunan’s added six points in the second-half but never got the goals they craved that would have got them back in the clash.In the end Naomh Conaill ran out TEN point winners in what was a superb display from Martin Regan’s side. Final score: St Eunan’s 0-08 Naomh Conaill 2-12DONEGAL SFC: SUPERB NAOMH CONAILL STUN ST EUNAN’S WITH CLINICAL DISPLAY was last modified: August 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

Family Development WEBINAR Watch: Fathers, Work, and Family Life

first_imgFathers, Work, and Family LifeMark your calendars for what’s next in our 2014 MFLN Family Development Webinar Series!Date: Thursday, May 29, 2014Time: 11a-1pm EasternLocation: Fathers, Work, & Family LifeDr. Scott Behson (Fairleigh Dickenson University) and Tim Red (National Fatherhood Initiative) are presenting on fathers, work and family life. This presentation will highlight the pressures faced by today’s working father, who are expected to work hard to succeed in their careers while also being far more involved as parents than dads of previous generations. The presentation will also cover work-family struggles unique to military fathers. Several strategies dads can use to be more efficient and effective in both roles will also be addressed in the presentation. In addition, the presentation will explore ways dads can consciously think through their priorities. Finally, presenters will discuss ways to help support dads as they cope with the work-family conflict.We offer 2.0 National Association of Social Worker CE credits for many of our webinars, click here to learn more. For more information on future presentations in the 2014 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: Facebook & Twitter.last_img read more

Look Backwards for Your Values and Virtues

first_imgThe rules for success—and a successful life—haven’t changed very much (if they’ve changed at all). There are a certain set of character traits, beliefs, and behaviors that have served people since there have been people. There are virtues that have survived for millennia because they have been found useful, making them subject to the Lindy Effect. The Lindy Effect says that the longer something nonperishable survives, like an idea, the longer it will survive into the future.Aristotle had a list of 12 virtues that included courage, temperance, liberality, magnificence, pride, honor, good temper, friendliness, truthfulness, wit, friendship, and justice. His list of virtues is around 2,400 years old and as relevant today as they were in Ancient Greece.The Romans had 14 virtues. As you might imagine, there is a bit of overlap here: Auctoritas (knowing one’s place), Comitas (humor), Clementia (mercy), Dignitas (dignity), Firmitas (tenacity), Frugalitas (frugalness), Gravitas (gravity), Honestas (respectability), Humanitas (humanity, kindness), Industria (industriousness), Pietas (dutifulness), Prudentia (prudence), Salubritas (wholesomeness), Severitas (sternness, discipline), Veritas (truthfulness).Ben Franklin lived long after the Roman Empire and “the Roman Way” had died. There is roughly 1,300 years between Franklin and Rome’s demise in 476. Franklin had 13 virtues. He wrote his in a book and gave himself marks for keeping them each day. His were temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, and humility. Being remarkably human, he didn’t always keep these virtues. Many of these virtues go back to what Aristotle held true.Right now, a lot of people believe disruption is a value. They believe that what has come before is of no use to the future and that everything should be torn down to make way for what is new—even if what is new isn’t an improvement. Human progress has always been incremental, transcending and including what came before. What is working now looks very much like an improvement on what came before.Even more tend to believe that fame is a virtue, even when many are famous only for being famous, something that would have been confusing to those for whom fame was something earned through contribution. There are too many who have put the cart before the horse, seeking fame without developing themselves and without contribution. Mastery would be a better value (Gravitas).When it comes to business, the ethos of today is that one should build a business with the intention of flipping it. This ethos is really a pathology of the “get rich quick without working” variety. There are a lot of good reasons to start a business, and one should begin with the end in mind. But to be sure, you start a business because you want to create value for your clients. The thought of starting a business without pouring your heart and soul into is saddening. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Sea of pilgrims

first_imgBriefingWe brief you on the latest and most important developments, three times a day. Subscribe Now Already have an account ? Sign in Subscription Benefits Include Unlimited AccessEnjoy reading as many articles as you wish without any limitations. Sign up for a 30-day free trial. Sign Up Faster pagesMove smoothly between articles as our pages load instantly. You have reached your limit for free articles this month.Register to The Hindu for free and get unlimited access for 30 days. DashboardA one-stop-shop for seeing the latest updates, and managing your preferences. Today’s PaperFind mobile-friendly version of articles from the day’s newspaper in one easy-to-read list. Personalised recommendationsA select list of articles that match your interests and tastes. *Our Digital Subscription plans do not currently include the e-paper ,crossword, iPhone, iPad mobile applications and print. Our plans enhance your reading experience.last_img read more

WBC orders rematch of Yamanaka-Nery bout over drug test

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Caguioa, Helterbrand close ‘Fast and Furious’ chapter of their careers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows Mexican challenger Luis Nery (L) fighting against Japan’s Shinsuke Yamanaka (R) during their WBC bantamweight title match at the Shimadzu Arena in Kyoto.Nery won with a fourth-round knockout. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUTTOKYO — The World Boxing Council has ordered a rematch between Japanese boxer Shinsuke Yamanaka and Luis Nery for the bantamweight title three months after the Mexican failed a drug test.Nery denied Yamanaka a 13th straight title defense on Aug. 15 in Kyoto.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending 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 students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH A week after the bout, the WBC announced that Nery failed a drug test performed in the lead-up to the fight with an amount of the banned substance and stimulant Zilpaterol detected. The findings were from Nery’s“A” sample taken July 27, but additional tests taken in Japan gave negative results.The WBC issued a statement Wednesday saying “Based on the evidence the WBC examined concerning this matter, the WBC cannot make a determination with sufficient certainty as to whether Mr. Nery’s adverse finding was the result of intentional ingestion of a banned substance to improve performance. All information and facts lead to conclude that the adverse finding was due to consumption of contaminated food products.”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 shutout Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Maria Sharapova responds to Eugenie Bouchard’s ‘cheater’ claims: I am way above that

first_imgFormer world No. 1 Maria Sharapova has hit back at Canadian tennis ace Eugenie Bouchard after the latter called her a ‘cheat’ and urged the WTA not to allow dope offenders to return to the sport.Sharapova made a successful comeback to tennis after a 15-month suspension for doping by reaching the quarter-finals of the Stuttgart Grand Prix on Thursday.The 30-year-old Russian, who has won five Grand Slams and is among the highest-paid athletes in the world, returned to action on Wednesday with a straight sets win over Roberta Vinci following her suspension for the use of banned substance meldonium. She then eased past fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-1 in her second match to move into the last-8 stage.”I don’t have anything to say – I am way above that,” she told reporters when asked to respond to Bouchard’s comments.”Being in the Quarterfinals here again, is special” -@MariaSharapova #PTGP2017 pic.twitter.com/kIV1HQKwBK- WTA (@WTA) April 27, 2017Many of her rivals were not happy with Sharapova receiving a wildcard entry into the Stuttgart event including Bouchard, who said the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) was sending the wrong message in allowing Sharapova to come back.”I don’t think that’s right. She’s a cheater and so, to me, I mean I don’t think a cheater in any sport should be able to play that sport again,” Bouchard said in an interview on Thursday.”It’s so unfair to all the other players who do it the right way and are true. I think from the WTA it sends the wrong message to young kids, you know, cheat, and we’ll welcome you back with open arms. I don’t think that’s right and it’s definitely not someone I can say I look up to anymore because it’s definitely ruined it for me a little bit,” she added.advertisementShes a cheater. She shouldnt be allowed to play again.?? We asked @geniebouchard about Maria Sharapovas comeback https://t.co/GU1O4BhI3W pic.twitter.com/irGblcL7wW- TRT World (@trtworld) April 27, 2017last_img read more

BCCI joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary ‘shocked’ after India Today expose on Pune pitch curator

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary said he is shocked with what has transpired this morning after India Today conducted a sting operation on the Pune pitch curator and caught him revealing details about the wicket on camera.India Today reporters caught the MCA pitch curator Pandurang Salgaonkar on camera allowing people to tamper with the pitch and even agreed to doctor the pitch according to their needs just hours before the first ball is bowled in the second ODI between India and New Zealand.”The BCCI has zero tolerance on such issues. I am not yet aware of the full thing. I will attend to it immediately and take strictest action. The guilty will not be spared,” Chaudhary told India Today.MCA president Abhay Apte also spoke to India Today right after the sting operation and promised strick action.”We will look into the matter. Rest assured, if anyone found guilty, strict action will be taken,” Apte said while on his way to the stadium.The reporters, who posed as bookies/fixers, asked Salgaonkar that two players want bounce on the pitch and if it can be arranged to which Salgaonkar replied, “it will be done”.Salgaonkar also said that it is going to be a 337-340 wicket either way. He also assured on camera that a score as big as 337 will be chaseable.Salgaonkar even allowed our reporters to inspect the pitch in person, clearly violating the laws as set by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the International Cricket Council (ICC).advertisementRemember the pitch in question here is the same one which was rated poor by the ICC after the India-Australia Test match which was played in February this year.Australia had thrashed India by 333 runs on a rank-turner after the hosts were bowled out for 105 and 107 in both innings and the match finished within three days.India are trailing 0-1 in the three-match series after losing the first match by 6 wickets at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.last_img read more

Dolphins Catch The Jets, 16-13

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Rex Ryan is simply out of answers.Going back to the ground-and-pound approach on offense that was so successful in Ryan’s first few years as coach, the New York Jets kept running the ball and gaining yards in chunks against the Miami Dolphins.It still wasn’t enough in a 16-13 loss on Dec. 1. “I feel sick,” Ryan said. “Our guys just played great, for the most part, in a lot of areas. Dang. We can’t buy a win.”Caleb Sturgis’ third field goal, from 26 yards with 1:57 remaining, gave Miami (7-5) a comeback victory — even after New York (2-10) rushed for 277 yards on 49 carries.“This one,” center Nick Mangold said, “stings for multiple reasons.”It was key errors in the second half, primarily on special teams, that sent the Jets to yet another loss in a brutal season that could prove to be Ryan’s last as coach in New York.“I can’t believe we’re 2-10,” a sighing Ryan said. “It’s a joke.”The Dolphins remained a factor in the AFC wild-card race thanks to rookie Jarvis Landry’s eight receptions, Lamar Miller’s 4-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter and plenty of defense when the Jets needed Geno Smith to pass.New York threw only 13 times, fewest in the NFL this season, and gained 49 yards. The usually reliable Nick Folk missed two field goals.“It’s easy to sit back and say we didn’t throw the ball this much now, but we wanted to run the football against them,” Ryan said. “That gave us the best opportunity to win the game, both on offense and defense. We needed to keep that team off the field a little bit.”Smith threw for 65 yards on his seven completions, but also was sacked twice for minus-16 yards. “It has zero to do with us not having faith in our quarterback,” Ryan said.Smith’s final throw of the night was an interception that went off Jeff Cumberland’s hands as Reshad Jones picked it off to seal the win for the Dolphins with 34 seconds left.“I’ve got to make those plays,” Smith said. “I can’t tell you how hard it is for us to fall short after all we sacrifice every single week. You know, the effort and time spent by every man in that locker room and to fall short every single week, it’s gutwrenching, man.“I can’t tell you how heartbroken I am,” he said.The Jets turned back to Smith as their starting quarterback after Michael Vick was under center the last three games. Smith, who came in with seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions, was picked off on three straight possessions in his last start, against the Bills on Oct. 26, before being replaced by Vick.New York introduced the offense before the game — but didn’t announce Smith’s name. Smith said it was his decision not to come out with the rest of the starters, not because he was worried about a rude reception from the fans.“I just wanted to run out with the team,” Smith said. “I wanted to run out with the guys.”The Jets’ problems with penalties on special teams hurt them all night — and a holding call against Saalim Hakim set up the Dolphins at New York’s 39 on the tying drive. On the winning possession, backup tight end Dion Sims had catches of 18 and 17 yards. Ryan Quigley had a punt blocked for the second straight game.“Scratch, claw, bite, kick, whatever you have to do make a play and win,” Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake said.All of that offset a season high on the ground as Chris Johnson had his best performance for the Jets with 105 yards.After trailing most of the way, Miami tied it on Miller’s run with 10:24 remaining. That brought the loudest cheers of the night; thousands of Dolphins fans at MetLife Stadium braved the wet, windy conditions.Jets wide receiver Greg Salas got the home fans excited early by scoring on a 20-yard end-around reverse for his first career touchdown.As New York kept grinding away on the ground — it had 210 yards rushing in the opening half — it also ate up the clock. But Folk missed from 48 yards and Miami took advantage on Sturgis’ 43-yard field goal to end the half.Sturgis added his 44-yarder to start the second half, and Folk followed with a 45-yarder that bounced off the crossbar and through, making it 13-6.“Everybody in there’s hurting,” Ryan said. “They’re hurting for each other, hurting for our fans. We’d do anything for a win.”(DENNIS WASZAK Jr.)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Jamaicans Urged to Rescue Relatives Living on the Streets

first_img Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, has made an appeal for Jamaicans, whose relatives are living on the streets to show care and responsibility and rescue them.“We have too many persons, who have abandoned their family members…. who are not helping where they should. My call is a call to bring back that community to care for itself and its less fortunate and its most vulnerable members,” the Mayor said.She was addressing the handing over of a bus to the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) to support the organisation’s homeless programme on October 2.The vehicle was donated through a partnership involving Mega Mart, Scotia Bank, and Food for the Poor (FFP).Speaking at a handing over ceremony at the Marie Atkins Night Shelter in Kingston, Mayor Brown Burke said the partnership to provide the vehicle represented the kind of teamwork needed to solve the street people challenge in the society.She made a commitment to take care of the vehicle. “My charge is to make sure that it (bus) lasts a little longer than the last one that we find a good driver, who will take care of it. I am giving the commitment that the purpose for which it is presented here is the purpose for which it will be used,” Senator Brown Burke said.The bus will be used to transport street persons during times of medical emergencies, or natural disasters, when they need to be removed from the streets.The Poor Relief Department at the KSAC has direct responsibility for homeless persons and had been providing specialized services through the Marie Atkins Night Shelter located at 65 Hanover Street.Over the years, with strong push from the KSAC, FFP, other individuals and civic groups, several organisations and businesses have been reaching out to persons on the streets, and to the Council’s homeless programme. A bus was presented to the KSAC to support the organisation’s homeless programme. Story Highlights The bus will be used to transport street persons when they need to be removed from the streets. The vehicle was donated through a partnership involving Mega Mart, Scotia Bank, and Food for the Poor.last_img read more

PGS Gets Loan for Ramform Titan-Class Vessels

first_imgzoom Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI) has decided to provide Buyer’s Credit Insurance for loans extended to PGS Titans AS, a subsidiary of Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) of Norway.The loans provided by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation are used for the purchase of two Ramform Titan-class vessels for three-dimensional (3D) sea bottom resource exploration, which are manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd in Nagasaki, Japan.Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) will co-finance the PGS loans and NEXI will provide Buyer’s Credit Insurance for the loan extended by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.In October 2012, PGS obtained a loan to purchase another two 3D seismic data acquisition vessels from Mitsubishi, for which NEXI also provided insurance.Ramform Titan-class, the most powerful and efficient marine seismic acquisition vessel ever, is designed to utilize and extract the full potential from the flagship GeoStreamer® technology. These new vessels provide an enhancement of many established features. The design incorporates an array of new capacity for one single purpose – to collect maximum amounts of seismic data: quickly, safely and reliably. March 11, 2014last_img read more

Parks Canada says elk euthanized after knocking down woman near Jasper Alta

first_imgJASPER, Alta. – Parks Canada says it has euthanized an elk in Jasper National Park after it injured a woman in a parking lot.In an emailed statement, the federal agency says the woman was in a lot at the Pyramid Bench trail site last week when the female elk knocked her down and kicked her.The animal was chased away by the woman’s companion and the woman was treated in hospital.The statement says Parks Canada found the elk and monitored it for three days, eventually opting to destroy it due to the severity of the attack.Herds of elk are common in and around Jasper, Alta., as they use the townsite to escape from predators.A warning remains in place for possible aggressive elk for the Pyramid and Patricia beach areas.Parks Canada says in the statement that the incident was not a case of a tourist putting themselves in a bad spot.Visitors are warned that elk may not appear threatening, but they can be aggressive and attack without warning.Parks Canada says in case of an encounter with an elk, you should raise your arms or any big object to make yourself appear larger, maintain eye contact and never turn your back or run.They also say to climb a tree or keep an object, such as a tree or large rock, between yourself and the elk. Back slowly out of the area, and if you are knocked down or fall, get up and try to move to cover or use an object to protect yourself.Do not play dead, the statement says.last_img read more

Blanket of smoke from BC fires cause health concerns in Vancouver

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe city of Vancouver is warning elderly, people with respiratory issues and parents with young infants to stay indoors.With nearly 200 fires burning throughout British Columbia, smoke wafting into Vancouver and the surrounding area is now causing health concerns.And with 30 new fires popping up each day, the air isn’t expected to clear anytime soon.APTN’s Tina House reports.thouse@aptn.calast_img

Numerous temperature records broken across the Peace Region Wednesday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The hot and sunny weather saw a number of temperature records broken across Northeast B.C. on Wednesday.Fort St. John broke the all-time high temperature record for May 23rd that has stood for over 50 years. Yesterday’s high of 27.9 degrees broke the previous high temperature of 25.6 degrees, which was set in 1961.Dawson Creek and Chetwynd also narrowly set new high temperature records that were previously set in 2015. The high of 29.3 degrees recorded at the Dawson Creek Airport beat the previous daytime high of 29.1 degrees, while Chetwynd’s high of 28.0 degrees was 0.2 degrees higher than the previous record.  Grande Prairie also broke a high temperature record Wednesday, beating the previous daytime high of 29.4 degrees that had stood for 60 years. Yesterday’s high in the Swan City was 29.6 degrees. Things also heated up on the other side of the Rockies Wedesday, as Mackenzie’s daytime high of 27.4 degrees was three whole degrees higher than the previous record, which was also set in 2015.last_img read more

UPFA PS member arrested

Police Media Spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana had said that she was released in Ratnapura by her abductors.Panditharatne later told the police that an armed gang had abducted her. UPFA Bulathsinhala Pradeshiya Sabha member Lakmini Anupama Panditharatne has been arrested over allegations of committing fraud.The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) arrested her yesterday and produced her before a magistrate who remanded her till the 25th of this month, the police media unit said. According to the police, Panditharatne had duped a woman by obtaining Rs. 400,000 from her after promising her employment in Korea. Just last month Panditharatne was reported missing and was later alleged to have been abducted by an armed gang and later released. read more

UN urges creation of special court in Sri Lanka after new report

“Our investigation has laid bare the horrific level of violations and abuses that occurred in Sri Lanka, including indiscriminate shelling, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, harrowing accounts of torture and sexual violence, recruitment of children and other grave crimes,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said in a news release. “This report is being presented in a new political context in Sri Lanka, which offers grounds for hope,” he continued. “It is crucial that this historic opportunity for truly fundamental change is not allowed to slip.” The report indicates that war crimes and crimes against humanity were most likely committed by both sides to the country’s conflict – the Government of Sri Lanka and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Among the most serious crimes documented in the report are numerous unlawful killings, sexual and gender-based violence, enforced disappearances, torture, child recruitment, attacks on civilians, denial of humanitarian assistance, and violation of the rights of internally displaced persons in closed camps.The report also documents “years of denials and cover-ups, failure to carry out prompt investigations, stalled investigations and reprisals against the family members of victims and others who have pushed for justice,” states the news release issued by the UN human rights office (OHCHR).Sri Lanka’s criminal justice system, says the report, is not adequately equipped to deal with the violations, as it lacks a reliable system for victim and witness protection and has been corrupted by decades of emergency, conflict and impunity.As such, the report recommends the creation of a hybrid special court that integrates judges, prosecutors, lawyers and investigators, to ensure that justice is served, as well as a range of measures to develop a comprehensive transitional justice policy to address the human rights violations of the past 30 years and prevent their recurrence. “Sri Lanka must now move forward to dismantle the repressive structures and institutional cultures that remain deeply entrenched after decades of erosion of human rights,” said the High Commissioner, who welcomed the positive steps taken by the new Government of President Mathiripala Sirisena since January.“The levels of mistrust in State authorities and institutions by broad segments of Sri Lankan society should not be underestimated,” he said, adding that it is for this reason that the establishment of a hybrid special court is so essential. “A purely domestic court procedure will have no chance of overcoming widespread and justifiable suspicions fuelled by decades of violations, malpractice and broken promises.” read more

Over 2100 people called rape helpline over Christmas 2012

first_imgFIFTY VICTIMS OF rape and sexual assault were brought to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in the Rotunda Hospital over the Christmas period by Rape Crisis Centre volunteers last year.That is in addition to the 2,113 calls that the national 24-hour helpline for rape and sexual abuse.The CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop says that the figure is rising, something that must be arrested.“We must do everything in our power to try and stem the rise in the numbers of these heinous crimes being committed in our society with impunity. Unreported because victims more often than not feel too ashamed, particularly if they were under the influence of alcohol and they will expect not to be believed. However the perpetrators who may also have been under the influence of alcohol will not feel any shame even though they behaved recklessly and did not get consent to sexual intercourse.To tackle the rise in rape and sexual assault, the RCC are targeting men. They telling men “Don’t Be That Guy” – to ensure that their partner is consenting, to not take advantage of women who are too drunk and not to use alcohol to rape someone.Stay safeThe Rape Crisis Centre are advising people to stay safe this Christmas by staying with friends, keeping their drink in their hand, not accepting drinks from strangers and sharing taxis.Says O’Malley Dunlop “We would hope that in doing so that people will be able to have a happy and safe Christmas and be able to let their hair down but not their guard.”Read: RCNI strongly disagrees with lowering the age of consentRead: Rape Crisis Network: We should follow UK’s lead and ban Tysonlast_img read more

Heres how Richard Bruton plans to create 7000 jobs a year in

first_imgInternational competition has increased dramatically, and many of the tools we relied on previously – cost competitiveness, the high performance of the IDA [Industrial Development Agency], competitive corporation tax regime, State support – are no longer enough to mark Ireland out.Addressing the media at today’s launch, the Minister laid out the government’s position on the corporation tax regime.The 12.5% [rate] has been a bedrock of our system. The FDI landscape has changed dramatically in recent years… In the three years 2011-2013 we attracted an average of more than 6,000 extra jobs per year… The indications from the first six months of this year are than investments are up significantly… We have protected that even when the country was under the greatest stress…and what the Minister for Finance has said is that we will compete under fair rules, but we will be competing to win.Some of the more specific proposals in today’s statement include:Keeping the 12.5% corporation tax ratePursuing new FDI sources, such as emerging economiesTargeting a top-five ranking for Ireland for international competitivenessLooking for new forms of FDI, such as joint ventures and high net worth individualsScroll down to read the full Policy Statement on Foreign Direct Investment in Ireland.Read: FDI companies love doing business here – and not just for our corporation tax rate>‘Highest level of job creation’ through IDA in over a decade>http://www.djei.ie/publications/enterprise/2014/Policy_Statement_FDI_Ireland_July_2014.pdf ‘No longer enough to mark Ireland out’The policy aims to create 7,000 new jobs a year by 2020 in multinational companies, as part of the the government’s strategic growth plan to replace every job lost in the crisis and attain full employment in five years’ time.Launching the masterplan, Bruton noted some recovery in attracting investment since the crisis, but pointed to international competition as a major challenge:center_img Talent – make Ireland internationally renowned for problem-solving, creativity and adaptability of workforceTechnology – although “we cannot be world-leaders in all areas,” today’s announcement seeks to be world-leading in research and innovation in certain key areasQuality of life – play to the strengths of different regions, offer “great places to live”, and  make Dublin a “vibrant capital city” with a dynamic start-up communitySectors – identify and pursue emerging sectors and industriesAddressing the issue of attracting companies beyond Dublin and throughout Ireland, Bruton told the media:You have to have the living environment. You have to have the schools and the houses… If we want to get regional spread, we create the regional environment that is a magnet to those companies. IRELAND MUST IMPROVE what it has to offer multinational companies if we are to compete for foreign direct investment (FDI) on the global market, according to the government’s FDI masterplan.The Policy Statement on Foreign Direct Investment in Ireland, launched by Jobs Minister Richard Bruton this morning, has called for a focus on four ways to attract multinational companies into the country:last_img read more

ASA Talks Succession Planning with Growers in Fort Wayne

first_imgKevin Spafford, founder of Legacy by Design, discusses the five keys to preserving the farm and passing a successful operation to a well-prepared next generation at the ASA workshop in Fort Wayne, Ind.ASA continues its regional Succession Planning Workshops this week in Fort Wayne, Ind.The Succession Planning Workshop titled “Five Keys to Effective Succession Planning,” focused on planning process, good communication strategies and how to overcome obstacles.In this session, participants learned the five keys to preserving the farm and passing a successful operation to a well-prepared next generation. The five keys to planning success include:Planning processOvercome obstaclesCommon goalsGood communicationCommitmentAttendees of the ASA Succession Planning Workshops say the information provided is invaluable for soybean producers as they prepare to protect their family farms and ensure a profitable business future.“My wife Linda and I, being close to retirement age thought we needed to start looking at ideas to help continue our family’s business,” said David Lowe, Chairman of the Indiana Soybean Alliance and attendee at the workshop. “Our family is a fourth generation family farm with and ag business in Portland Indiana. We needed to start the process because we wanted to continue our legacy and pass it on correctly to the family.This workshop has been very thought provoking.”The Indiana workshop is the fourth of six regional sessions. This workshop was sponsored by Farm Credit, AGCO, Michigan Soybean Association and Ohio Soybean Association. There are two more workshops Moline, Ill. on Dec.4 and Columbus, Ohio on Jan.  15. For more information about the Succession Planning Workshops click here https://soygrowers.com/succession-planning-workshop/.last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Former Wilmington Selectman Frank West Endorses Dave Robertson

first_imgDear Editor,It is with pride that I write this letter for David Robertson who is seeking to be our next State Representative for the 19th Middlesex District. I have known Dave Robertson since he began working for our late State Rep Jim Miceli. I see Dave as a man who has a positive attitude and would be able to hit the job running as Dave has been late Rep Jim Miceli’s Chief of Staff for a number of years.I have had many conversations with Dave Robertson over the years and find him extremely intelligent and competent in how to get things accomplished within the maze of our state government. Dave has a working knowledge and understanding of issues affecting both of our communities. Most importantly, I see Dave as a man of compassion who takes the time to listen to people and help solve individual issues as well.As a lifelong Wilmington Resident and local business owner, I am confident that Dave Robertson will be an amazing State Representative and am proud to give him both my vote and this endorsement and hope the voters of both Wilmington and Tewksbury will do as me and VOTE DAVE ROBERTSON STATE REPRESENTATIVE.Sincerely,Frank WestFormer Wilmington SelectmanNOTE: All letters regarding the September 4 election must be submitted no later than Thursday, August 30, 11:59pm.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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote Dave Robertson For State Rep On November 6In “Letter To The Editor”STATE REP RACE: Tewksbury Republican Committee Attack Robertson Over Wilmington Democratic Committee Chair’s StatementIn “Government”ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL: Robertson & Gordon Endorse Ed Markey With Possible Kennedy Showdown LoomingIn “Government”last_img read more

A34 reopens after being shut due to overturned lorry near Congleton

first_imgThe road is closed in both directions between point A and point B (Image: Inrix) It is unclear if anyone has been injured in the accident. Police remained at the scene while recovery took place – and have now confirmed the road has roepened. A Cheshire Police spokesman said: “The A34 between Congleton and Monks Heath traffic lights – road is now open Read MorePolice searching for missing 15-year-old Bradley Williams It is unclear at this stage if any other vehicles were involved in the accident. We will bring you an update on this story as soon as we get one. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA major Cheshire road was closed for several hours after a lorry overturned in the early hours of the morning. The A34 Manchester Road and Congleton Road was shut in both directions due to the overturned lorry between A536 and A537 Chelford Road (Monks Heath Crossroads), just north of Congleton. Traffic was still able access the road via unclassified side roads, however both ends of the A34 have been closed off, according to traffic data company INRIX. The accident is believed to have taken place at around 2am this morning – with the road reopening at around 4.45am. last_img read more

Happy retirement Mr Sompersadh

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Mr Ashookan Sompersadh has decided to retire from his post as manager of Public Works & Basic Services at Emnambithi/Ladysmith Municipality after many years of service.Mr Sompersadh is formerly from Durban and moved to Ladysmith in 1997.He started working as an assistant manager in the Public Works & Basic Services Department and began running the department in 2000.He has been blessed with a beautiful wife and two children.Staff and management at the local municipality became very fond of Mr Sompersadh, building a great working relationship over the years.He says he made many friends through his work and has been described as a man who was always willing to help people, no matter what race or age.“I would like to thank my colleagues, family and the community for all their help and support throughout my years at the municipality. I was blessed with a loving family there.“Now someone else has the opportunity to work in my position,” smiles Mr Sompersadh.A farewell function was held for him at Malibu Palms on Friday afternoon. His family and colleagues got together to show Mr Sompersadh just how much they appreciate him for all his hard work and dedication throughout the years.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there?last_img read more

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first_imgNews | January 11, 2010 Charitable Funds for Cervical Cancer Screening Add Up January 11, 2010 – HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States and is recognized as the leading cause of cervical cancer. About 80 percent of women in the United States will have an HPV infection in their lifetimes. Some of those infections lead to cervical cancer, making routine cervical cancer screening, which may include Pap and HPV testing, important in detecting this preventable disease early.The global women’s health initiative to raise awareness and provide donations for women who lack access to cervical cancer screening, organizers of “Promise to Me” announced today the expansion of the program for funding cervical cancer screening for women in need. For every person who makes the promise to get screened and passes it on, Hologic, a diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products manufacturer dedicated to serving women’s health, will donate funds to support preventative screening for underinsured and uninsured women.In honor of National Cervical Health Awareness Month, Hologic is partnering with the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) to fund cervical cancer screening for women in need. For every person that “makes the promise” and passes it on through the Promise to Me website, Hologic will donate $1 towards healthcare for women.“Most women who develop cervical cancer haven’t been routinely screened,” said Edward Evantash, M.D., medical director and vice president of Medical Affairs at Hologic. “The Promise to Me initiative will help provide screening to those without access while also raising awareness about cervical cancer. Education about cervical cancer – and other women’s health issues – is critical to improving the health and wellbeing of women.”For more information: www.promisetome.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

Sydney Airport outage brings flights to standstill

first_imgSydney Airport has experienced a power interruption, which is causing flight delays throughout T2 domestic terminal.The outage which started at 8:30am this morning is causing long queues and flight delays, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.The power outage also means that baggage handling and screening facilities are down.In addition, the outage is affecting a number of aerobridge gangways.A spokesperson for Sydney Airport said that power will be restored as soon as possible.However, Qantas services from T3 have not been affected.Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

Jamaica promotes Kingston as a leisure destination

first_imgWith a strong visitor growth in 2018, the Jamaica Tourist Board aims to boost leisure travellers in Kingston. Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, has always been the centre for business travellers, but the country’s new Tourism Director, Donovan White wants Kingston to be promoted focussing on the leisure travellers as well. The city of Kingston is filled with authentic culture, music history, fine dining and nightlife.To boost leisure travellers in the capital city, the Jamaica Tourist Board has taken up the initiative to build a pop-up cruise terminal, informed the tourism director. “Whether or not we have a pop-up cruise terminal in Kingston, which is still in the exploratory stage, it is the capital of Jamaica and the heart of business and entertainment in Jamaica,” explained White. “And we also pride ourselves in providing a diversity of options in Kingston from gastronomy to nightlife, to large entertainment events, to business conferences and lots of stuff.”The aim is to get the travellers to spend a couple of nights in Kingston before travelling to the beach destinations. “There is a lot of things to do and we encourage visitors to plan a day or two in Kingston to fill out the Jamaica experience,” said White. “If you haven’t experienced Kingston, you haven’t truly experienced all that Jamaica has to offer.”“Part of what we are doing is reinventing the product of Kingston to include tours of its vistas and the journey to the Blue Mountains. But a tour of Kingston is so much more. This is also where you can have fine Jamaican cuisines downtown and you can stop at the ‘Devon House I Scream’ shop for a scoop. You can then go up to the government museums, see the Hope Botanical Gardens heritage site and then head over to the Bob Marley Museum,” added White.According to the Jamaica Tourist Board, there were 1.25 million stays over tourist arrivals from January to June 2018, a 5.9% increase in arrivals over the same period last year and over one million cruise arrivals representing a 4.8% increase compared to last year. Jamaica witnessed an overall market growth of 5.4% for the first six months of 2018.Speaking about this achievement, White asserted, “It has been all hands on deck as teams locally and overseas spread the message of destination Jamaica’s commitment to providing exciting and authentic experiences to all visitors. As we ramp up our digital marketing strategies among a range of other initiatives, we are confident that the value of our tourism product will continue to attract visitors.”last_img read more

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first_img 0 Comments   Share   Sean ConsidineSFootDNPDNPDNPOut Daily Practice DesignationsOut – Definitely will not playDNP – Did Not ParticipateLimited – Limited Participation (Less than 100% of normalrepetitions)Full – Full Participation (100% of normal repetitions) Kerry RhodesSFootFullFullFullProbable Ben WatsonTEHeadDNPDNPDNPPlaced on IR Rob HouslerTEShoulderLimitedFullFullProbable Dave ZastudilPBicepsLimitedLimitedLimitedProbable Quinton SpearsLBHamstringLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable Cleveland BrownsPlayerPosInjuryWedThuFriStatus Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Clark HaggansLBHamstringLimitedFullFullProbable Montario HardestyRBCalfFullLimitedLimitedQuestionable DeMarco SampsonWRRibsLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable Josh CribbsWRGroinDNPLimitedLimitedQuestionable Kevin KolbQBHeadLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable Friday Status DesignationsOut – Definitely will not playDoubtful – At least a 75% chance will not playQuestionable – A 50-50 chance will not playProbable – A virtual certainty of being available fornormal duty D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Shawn LauvaoGAnkleLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable Beanie WellsRBKneeLimitedLimitedFullProbable Joey PorterLBKneeLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable Arizona CardinalsPlayerPosInjuryWedThuFriStatus Tony PashosTAnkleLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable Top Stories T.J. WardSFootLimitedDNPDNPOut The official injury report for the Arizona Cardinalsand Cleveland Browns for their Week 15 game. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Jabaal SheardDLForearmFullFullFullProbable Owen MarecicFBHead/AnkleDNPDNPDNPOut Colt McCoyQBHead/HandDNPDNPDNPOut Brandon KeithTAnkleLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians greets W

first_imgArizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians greets Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 31-23. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) GLENDALE, Ariz. — Since he was hired in January 2013, Bruce Arians has been fond of his catch phrase, “No risk-it, no biscuit.”What it means, at its base, is that he’s willing to take chances when others might not.Never has that style been more on display than in Sunday’s 31-23 over the Washington Redskins, when in the fourth quarter, while nursing a one-point lead and facing a fourth-and-inches from their own 34, Arians left his offense on the field to try and pick up the first. A 14-yard David Johnson run later, the Cardinals were in business.“I was shocked,” quarterback Carson Palmer said. “I was getting ready to jog off of the field. But, obviously a great call. Phenomenal execution and Dave did the rest.”That play worked, but Arians was not done.With the scoreboard on their side and the clock now their ally, the Cardinals threw three straight passes after the big Johnson run. A defensive hold on the third attempt gave Arizona another first down at the Washington 42, and after a Johnson run went nowhere, Palmer went play-action and threw deep to receiver J.J. Nelson.The result was a touchdown.Biscuit, indeed.“If our left side and tight ends can’t get a yard with the way we’re running the ball, we didn’t deserve to win the game anyway,” Arians said of the decision to go for it on fourth down.Fair enough, but what about the deep ball to Nelson?“We knew they were going to be playing the run at that point,” the coach said while noting it was nice to have good enough protection to get the throw off.The touchdown to Nelson, while exciting and fruitful, did have one drawback. It gave the ball back to Washington down one score with plenty of time on the clock. Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires While some could question the strategy in that, the truth is, the Cardinals stuck to their identity in being bold.Also, as they put it, why not play like that?“We are desperate for a win,” Palmer said. “What’s the point of playing safe? That’s [Arians’] motto. It paid off for us today.”Or, as receiver Larry Fitzgerald put it, Arians made some gutsy calls because, “what do we have to lose at this point?”The Cardinals, who entered the game 4-6-1, could not afford to drop this one if they had any hope of making it to the postseason. So, what did they have to lose? A lot, actually.“Yeah, the 4th-and-1 I was kind of with Coach on that one — go for it, just try to put the nail in the coffin now,” cornerback Patrick Peterson said. “But that 2nd-and-10 or 2nd-and-8 or something like that, to see him heave it deep, I was like, ‘Woah, here we go, here we go, touchdown.’ So I’m definitely happy that J.J. brought it in — hell of a catch.”Therein lies the beauty of Arians’ philosophy. It works, often times, because players execute properly or even make great plays. Nelson said the team having confidence in him for such a big moment means a lot, and the coach calling plays the way he does sends a similar message to the rest of the team. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img “You put it on our shoulders and it’s time for us to answer the call,” offensive tackle D.J. Humphries said. “When it’s time, we’ve got to do it.”“It says a lot,” defensive lineman Calais Campbell said. “That’s B.A.’s style. He’s been like that since he’s been here. I have a lot of love for him, a lot of respect for him. That’s what it took for us to win.“Our backs are against the wall. We have nothing to lose. This is our last opportunity. We’re going to fight every minute. We’re going to go out there and try to make it happen.”Being aggressive, as Arians so often is, seems to be more about taking the initiative — not waiting for things to happen to or for the Cardinals. If they have a chance to make a play to win the game, they go for it.If that means going for it on fourth down inside their territory or throwing a deep ball when milking the clock would seem like the prudent thing to do, so be it.“Shoot, we’re trying to win, we’re trying to get into it, so it’s going to take some risks some times,” safety Tony Jefferson said.This time, the risks turned into reward. Or, rather, biscuits. They don’t always, and that’s the reality of calling plays in the NFL. They are fun to call when they work. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “They are,” Arians said, “and when they don’t, you’re in here answering questions of, ‘Why the hell did you do it?’”Follow Adam Green on Twitter – / 25 Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

Tougher fines for work safety violations

first_imgCabinet approved on Wednesday tougher fines for employers who violate work safety conditions.According to an announcement from the presidency, the ministers decided to amend the health and safety 2018 law due to the recent increase of work related accidents.The amendments were scrutinised by members of the labour inspection department, the chamber of commerce and employers’ federation as well as unions such as Sek, Peo and Deok.The developments come two days after an employee for Cyprus’ electricity authority (EAC) Giorgos Giorgiou, died after a fall. Investigations are ongoing over the circumstances surrounding his death as he was in a lifting cage pruning trees which were in the way of electrical cables when the cage fell to the ground from a height of four metres.It appears to have been separated from the aerial lift to which it was attached.You May LikeVerizonWireless.comVerizon Wireless, Smartphone Deals & Plans | First to 5GVerizonWireless.comUndoOnline College | Search AdsOnline Colleges | Study At Your Own PaceOnline College | Search AdsUndoHealth & Human ResearchEat Ginger Every Day And This Can Happen to Your BodyHealth & Human ResearchUndo From space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoTwo days of music to dance toUndoCypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

A Celebrated Dancer Madhuri Dixit is Not to Keen on Turning Choreographer

first_imgBollywood’s dancing diva Madhuri Dixit Nene, a judge on reality TV show Dance Deewane—which will have talent from three different age groups competing for a title—says age should not come in the way of one’s talent.”I believe that age cannot and should not restrict someone to dance. Earlier in other dance shows, usually children would participate and the parents would watch the performance as a part of the audience. “With this show, we are breaking that norm and the whole family gets to participate… from three generations—the kids, their parents as well as grandparents. This year, we have got so much active participation from the elder generation because they have got encouragement from our first season,” Madhuri told IANS.She will be one of the judges alongside filmmaker Shashank Khaitan and dancer-choreographer Tushar Kalia. The show which will go on air on Colors TV from June 15.On if she has any interest in exploring her talent as a choreographer, Madhuri said, “Recently, I went to a music reality TV show called Rising Star, where I did an impromptu performance. Shankar Mahadevan, one of the judges of the show, was singing a beautiful tarana and I was dancing on that.”I just realised that I can choreograph for myself that way. But I do not know if I will be able to choreograph for others as a regular choreographer,” she said.”I know my skill as a dancer and accordingly I can present it. But as a choreographer, you do it for another talent. Right now, I am not sure if I want to explore that. “Who knows, tomorrow I might take it as a challenge and try my hand at it… but no immediate plan,” she added.Follow @News18Movies for more. Dance DeewaneMadhuri DixitMadhuri Dixit danceMadhuri Dixit dance deewane First Published: May 29, 2019, 9:36 AM ISTlast_img read more

EC Bans Release of Filmmaker RamGopal Varmas NTR Biopic Until End of

first_imgAmaravati: The Election Commission on Tuesday directed filmmaker Ramgopal Varma Tuesday not to release ‘Lakshmi’s NTR’, the biopic based on the life of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister NT Rama Rao, reiterating its April 10 order not to screen it and another movie until further orders.The biopic was planned to be released on May 1. State Chief Electoral Officer Gopal Krishna Dwivedi informed Varma, in reply to the latter’s letter, that the movie should not be released till the model code of conduct was in force.Dwivedi cited the Election Commission of India’s April 10 order related to biopics and said it should be adhered to.The EC had on April 10 ordered the producers of ‘Laxmi’s NTR’ and ‘Udyama Simham’, the two biopics based on the lives of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister NT Rama Rao and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao respectively, not to release the movies till further orders.It had said that any biopic material in the nature of biography/hagiography sub-serving the purpose of any political entity or an individual entity connected to it, which is intended to, or which has the potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections should not be displayed in electronic media including cinematography during the operation of Model Code of Conduct.’Lakshmis NTR’ is based on the life of Telugu Desam founder and former Chief Minister NT Rama Rao. Following a ban imposed by the Andhra Pradesh High Court, the movie could not be released in the state early this month, though it hit the screens in all other places.”It has been brought to the notice of the Commission that the said movie is publicized as a biopic of late N T Rama Rao, which purported to depict N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and a leader of a recognised political party, in a manner allegedly diminishing the electoral prospect of his party. You are hereby directed not to exhibit the film till further orders,” the ECI had said in its April 10 order.As the general elections in the state were completed on April 11, Ramgopal Varma wrote to the CEO on April 25, requesting exhibition of “Lakshmi’s NTR” in Andhra Pradesh.The CEO, however, rejected Varma’s plea and maintained that the film should not be released till further orders. 2019 lok sabha electionsAndhra Pradeshelection commissionNT Rama Rao First Published: April 30, 2019, 7:33 PM ISTlast_img read more