Equestrian Canada Approves New Corporate Reserve Fund

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Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has approved a new Corporate Reserve Fund Policy, which will take effect on May 1, 2021.The Corporate Reserve Fund ensures that EC is positioned to respond effectively to variable economic conditions and to fund special projects that align with strategic goals while, at the same time, safeguarding its operational budgets, providing financial stability and ensuring that it can seamlessly fulfill its mission for years to come.“The Corporate Reserve Fund allows us to build a financial reserve that protects our activities against emergency situations, such as natural disasters, revenue losses, and, of course, pandemics,” said EC President, Chris Sorensen. “The Fund may also be used for a variety of key activities and special projects that are aligned with our Strategic Plan.”Corporate reserve funds are created to protect not-for-profit organizations and to ensure that emergency funds are available to support them, if required. Organizations that establish reserve funds must adhere to a Board-approved reserve fund policy that explicitly documents the reasons for maintaining the reserve balances; how the reserve amounts were calculated and quantified; and how the reserve amounts will ultimately be used.“Our new Corporate Reserve Fund Policy was developed over the past year, and, recently, was further adjusted in response to feedback we received from our Operational Committees last December, when we first presented the policy,” explained EC CEO, Meg Krueger. “We decided to slow down the review process and take the time to address their very real concerns. We re-presented the policy framework to the Committees in March and April, adding further detail on historical balances and future funds, and it has been a positive process that shows real solidarity in our sport.”One of the recent modifications made to the Corporate Reserve Fund Policy pertains to the use of historical balances, which will be drawn down over time, with all future Corporate Reserve Fund deposits specifically allocated to building the Corporate Reserve Fund.“As chair of the Jumping Committee, I have been very concerned about the reserve fund topic. I’m so pleased to say that in working with Meg, I feel the major issues of our committee were addressed. Meg has undertaken a collaborative approach to moving forward with a forward-thinking strategic policy that will allow the disciplines to thrive, as well as protect EC from unforeseen financial difficulties like we’ve all been facing through this pandemic,” said EC Jumping Committee Chair, Karen Sparks.EC Endurance Committee Chair, Dessia Miller, added, “Navigating through EC governance and accounting practice changes over the past six years has sometimes been very challenging for our relatively small discipline. We are pleased to see that the Endurance Committee’s efforts over that period have resulted in an equitable financial structure that maintains the integrity of funds specifically ear-marked for international endurance competition. There is more accountability that in turn offers freedom to grow endurance programs both nationally and internationally without having to fight for our fair share. This is a solid financial foundation that we can build upon.”“We are pleased with the balance this new policy strikes between allowing Committees to continue supporting necessary projects and the common goal of business viability and transparency for the national federation at large,” concluded Equine Medication Control Committee Chair, Dr. Yves Rossier.EC’s Corporate Reserve Fund will ensure:EC’s ability to manage its cash flow and maintain financial flexibility when needed;The long‐ term financial stability of EC and its ability to respond to varying economic conditions;The availability of emergency funds to support EC when required;The availability of supplementary funding for special projects to assist in achieving EC’s strategic goals; and,The capacity of EC to continuously carry out its mission – “to lead, support, promote, govern and advocate for the equine and equestrian community in Canada” – for years to come.EC’s Corporate Reserve Fund will be developed over a 10-year period and the goal is for it to reach 50% of EC’s annual operational budget in that time and to provide necessary financial support for special projects across the organization that help achieve EC’s strategic goals. It will be seeded in May 2021 with a one-time, 15% allocation from each discipline balance and will grow annually, thanks to an annual investment and savings strategy, starting in the 2022-2023 fiscal year.“We are very pleased with the resulting policy. We want to thank our Discipline and Operating Committees for their commitment to fiscal responsibility and their solution-oriented mindset throughout the policy review process,” said Krueger. “When we work together, we always come out stronger.” Tags: Equestrian Canada, Corporate Reserve Fund, last_img read more

Go with the flow

first_imgWell, another financial year has gone and trade has been pretty good. We could always have done with more, but we have eaten regularly. At this time of year, we now start thinking about how we will survive another year.The news is not really good, but, as bakers, we are relatively better-protected than most high street traders. After all, people have to eat and we are selling low-priced products they need and enjoy. But what support do we get from local councils?Recently, while speaking to a senior manager in local government, he asked me why so many people took an instant dislike to him. Well, I told him, it just saves us time. There is no getting through to them that we are the best judges on how to spend our money. While we all despair on how our money has been and will be wasted, there appears no way we can stop it, as the bureaucrats live in a different world and mind-set than the rest of us.Looking back on the past year, I find it incredible that I appear to arrive at the right answer, after trying all the wrong ones first. Where is the wisdom that is supposed to come with age?Change: don’t you get fed up with the word? I do, although I know we have to change constantly. Change requires a great deal of thought and very careful and detailed planning if it is to succeed.I have always found that if you write ideas down, rather than just discussing them, many flaws in the ideas invariably start to show. Writing everything down can be time-consuming, but the discipline of doing so is vital and often leads to disaster if one does not do so.So what is really the biggest problem facing us? I think it is to generate the necessary volume of trade to cover overheads, without losing profit margins. Market traders are the perfect example of how to run a business: they buy a product at 50p, sell it at £1 and, if it doesn’t sell, they will constantly reduce the price until they get rid of it – and then try not to repeat the mistake.Bakers, however, will often keep making a product that does not sell and tend to blame the customer for not having the good taste to buy it. Should the product show a continual fall in sales – and you are quite sure the quality is right – then drop it. Either tastes have changed or the product is unfashionable. So just go with the flow and give your customers what they really want, not what you think they want.This is particularly true of Christmas lines. For most of us, they are falling off drastically. Both taste and buying patterns have completely changed.Shopper s are busy people and shop for convenience; to them, that means the supermarket for Christmas food and often Easter, too.I always remember my mother going from butcher to baker to grocery shop and on and on. But those days are long gone. Now, the market is dominated by one-stop shopping. We no longer sell so many Christmas or Simnel cakes. And as for mince pies… well, we used to sell more on Christmas Eve than we now sell in nine weeks.Should you be one of the few who are still selling plenty of seasonal lines in your shops, good on you. But I’ll bet the majority are not selling anything like the volume you once did. So change is essential.last_img read more

Ireks brings in Vital line

first_imgAt the Baking Industry Exhibition, Ireks launched Avena Vital mix. With more than 60% of oats in the mix, it is designed to offer a healthy-looking and tasting loaf.Avena Vital is said to contain a high percentage of wholemeal oat flour, thick rolled oat flakes and coarse oats. Additionally, it also includes sunflower seeds and yellow linseeds, for goodness, plus aromatic brewing malt, made by Ireks at its own malthouse.Neil Woods, UK sales manager, said: “Avena Vital is a bread where you can really experience the full taste of oats. As well as their special taste and numerous valuable ingredients, they are now being rediscovered by more and more consumers.”Ireks specialises in mixes, improvers and brewing malts and supplies to over 70 countries.[http://www.ireks.com]last_img read more

President Trump officially nominates Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court

first_img Previous articleSuspect arrested after double shooting, crash at Hickory & EdisonNext articleReward offered for suspect arrest after deadly hit-and-run in Michigan City Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Google+ Pinterest IndianaLocalNationalNews By Jon Zimney – September 26, 2020 0 475 Twitter Pinterest Google+ President Trump officially nominates Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court Rachel Malehorn / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0) President Trump has officially nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to fill the seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.The president made the announcement during a White House event on Saturday, Sep. 26.Barrett currently serves as a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.The announcement is certain to ignite a bruising election-year confirmation battle, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to put up Trump’s nominee for a vote.So who is Barrett? News 8 in Indianapolis talked to three of Barrett’s fellow law professors from Notre Dame, and they all said that they think she would be the best person for this Supreme Court seat.“She is brilliant, absolutely brilliant. In addition to her legal intelligence, which would make her an unbelievable selection for the court, she is also one of the warmest open-minded people that anybody could meet,” said Daniel Kelly, a professor of law at Notre Dame.So far, Barrett is the only potential pick President Trump has interviewed. If chosen it could mean another Republican-appointed justice on the Supreme Court. There are already five, so this would far outnumber the current three Democratic appointees.Barrett’s colleagues said judges must interpret the law without political bias and she would do that. They said she has the support of former students, professors and co-clerks.“I think everyone should feel better if Amy Barrett is on the US Supreme Court because you will never find someone who is more fair-minded, more honest, more disciplined, more just than Amy Barrett,” said Carter Snead, a professor of law at Notre Dame and the director of the Center of Ethics and Cutler at Notre Dame.“She is so sincere and direct and transparent. You know what you are getting with her. There aren’t any hidden agendas or playing games, she is honest about what she thinks about the law,” said Pablo Carozza, a professor of law at Notre Dame and the director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.For some background, Barrett began her career as a law clerk for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. She went on to become a law professor at her alma mater, Notre Dame.Fellow law professors said her education diversifies her from the rest of the court, who are mostly Harvard and Yale-educated judges.“Her philosophy of the judiciary and of what judging requires does not permit a person to integrate and import their own personal views or their own politics into her work as a judge and that should give everybody comfort,” said professor Snead.However, she has been criticized. Back in 2012, CNN reported that Barrett signed onto a public letter protesting that abortion and contraception coverage of the Affordable Care Act were “an assault on religious liberty.”Barrett’s Catholic faith was also a major focal point during her 2017 confirmation hearing for the Seventh Circuit Appeals Court. However, her colleagues say that her religious beliefs shouldn’t be a consideration.“In the United States, we don’t have a religious test for any kind of office, right? And, so the fact people would try to make a big issue out of this is completely shameful and should be condemned,” said Professor Kelly.Now that Senator Mitt Romney has said he is on board with moving ahead with a vote, before the election, it all but ensures any nominee put forward will be confirmed.“If it were to go forward, if it does, Amy is the best person I could imagine in to be nominated and so if there is going to be a process. I am very happy she is in the mix for it and hope it ends up being her,” said Professor Carozza. WhatsApplast_img read more

Congressman Reed To Join County Chamber Of Commerce Call On Monday

first_imgJAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is inviting all local businesses to join them each Monday at 3:30 p.m. for a weekly conference call via web or phone, and this Monday’s guest will be Congressman Tom Reed.Congressman Reed will discuss the federal legislative packages that have been approved to help the business community during the COVID-19 pandemic and additional legislation that may be pending.Reed previously told WNYNewsNow that a “Phase Four” stimulus package should address the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.Any business or organization is welcome to join these meetings. They can do so by visiting: www.chautauquachamber.org/covid-19-and-the-workplace.html. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A journey…of action

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “I wonder what kind of tell we’ve fallen into?” – Samwise Gamgee from Lord of the RingsI love the Lord of the Rings, what a great story! A story about good and evil, a story about a struggle, a story about something lost, a story about courage, loss, pain, suffering, triumph, brotherhood, romance, battle, fear, friendship, risk and joy.A story rooted in the human condition. A story of heart where the end is never achieved fully because even after the glorious triumph…the story continues.In previous blogs, I have talked about the kind of story we are telling with our own lives. On older man in my life asked me recently “I wonder if someone followed you around with a movie camera, what kind of story would that tell?”I like the question because it helps me root out my true desires. Desires for my career, desires for our business, and desires for my life. What kind of marriage do I want? What kind of relationship do I want with my children? What kind of mark do I want to leave on this earth? continue reading »last_img read more

Sweden’s AP2 loses head of external equity to State Street think tank

first_imgA spokeswoman for AP2 confirmed that the buffer fund had filled the vacancy with an internal appointment but declined to name the replacement.The fund has more than SEK280bn (€30.5bn) in assets and employs external managers for global equity and credit strategies, emerging market sovereign debt and some of its alternative mandates – including its holdings in Chinese A shares.In 2014, it overhauled the way in which it manages its emerging market holdings, bringing a majority of the mandates in-house.CAR, which was established in 2011, conducts primary and secondary search projects spanning several years.It has partnerships with the Boston University Center for Finance, Law & Policy and Tufts University, which is home to the Fletcher Network for Sovereign Wealth and Global Capital.Read about how AP2 and other leading investors are lowering the carbon footprint of their portfolios The head of external equity managers at AP2 has departed the Swedish buffer fund for a US-based think tank.Mimmi Kheddache-Jendeby joined the Center for Applied Research (CAR), State Street’s think tank, earlier this month and will be vice-president and senior research strategist.  She graduated from the University of Gothenburg in 2003 with a masters in industrial and financial economics and was hired immediately by AP2, only leaving in early January.Kheddache-Jendeby spent several years at the fund as portfolio manager for external mandates and was most recently head of equity for external managers.last_img read more

Part-time EMT’s, Paramedics sought in Batesville

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville Fire & Rescue is accepting applications for part-time EMT’s and Paramedics.Applications are available at the fire department or online here.Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be an Indiana Licensed Paramedic or Certified EMT.Applicants will be required to perform background checks, physical fitness testing, written aptitude testing, an interview process, and other testing that may be deemed appropriate.Resumes will be accepted only if accompanied by an application.  Deadline for all applications and resumes is Wednesday, August 22.Requirements:• Must be a resident citizen of the United States.• Must be 18 years old to apply.• Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate.• Cannot have a felony conviction.• Cannot have a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence.• Must possess a valid driver’s license.• Cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military.Must be Indiana Licensed Paramedic or Certified EMT.• Must pass a mandatory drug screening test.last_img read more

Alumni Game

first_imgI enjoyed attending the Batesville Boys Basketball Alumni game last Friday afternoon.  A very even, entertaining game was enjoyed by those in attendance.  The game itself was played mainly by the alumni who graduated after 2010.  These young men are still very active and fit.In the early days of this game, Coach Garrett divided the players into recent graduates and old-timers.  Two separate games were played.  It was very entertaining to watch the old-timers attempt to regain their youth, but I think after a few injuries among the older group it was decided to play just one game with the younger guys.  There were a few older alumni in the crowd, including myself.This alumni game is a nice way to kick off another boys’ basketball season.last_img read more

‘Focused’ Easterby the right fit

first_img Press Association Former Gloucester boss Davies has tipped Ireland’s new forwards coach to handle his quickfire transition to the international arena. Easterby left his head coach post at the Scarlets after just two years at the helm to replace John Plumtree in boss Schmidt’s backroom staff in July. “Joe Schmidt is similarly single-minded, so I think it will work well. “When I was defence coach at the Scarlets Simon was struggling with a couple of long-term injuries, so he started to work a little bit alongside me. “It was very clear, very early on that he had all the qualities and abilities to make a top coach. “He’s passionate about success and he always drives himself hard. “So he’s used those qualities to help motivate and develop players under his watch.” Former British and Irish Lions flanker Easterby won 65 caps before switching to coaching with the Scarlets, eventually succeeding Davies as head coach at the Welsh region. Just two years into his stint as boss in west Wales, Ireland and head coach Schmidt came calling, but Davies said any inexperience will not hinder the 39-year-old’s progress. Easterby faces his first serious international challenge next month as Ireland take on South Africa, Georgia and Australia in the autumn’s Guinness Test series. Former Wales attack coach Davies said the meticulous Schmidt will not have taken any gamble in adding Easterby to his staff. “Simon’s still very young and relatively inexperienced, so it’s a great opportunity for him, he’ll learn a lot at the real sharp-end of the game,” said Davies. “But he’s capable. He’ll manage it, deal with it and learn quickly. “And I’m sure his career will blossom even further. “Joe is very much a thinking coach, he doesn’t always come at things head-on – he thinks laterally. “He’s very bright and I think this is exactly the kind of decision I would expect him to make, he’s thought laterally about who can do the job, who is respected within Ireland, who can he maybe help develop a little bit further, and who will he have trust in. “And when he’s looked at all those qualities Simon fits the bill very well. “And I think he’ll work hard with Simon to turn him very quickly into a top coach. “It has come early in his career, but when you’ve got someone who thinks as laterally as Joe, then it makes perfect sense.” Davies handed Easterby his first steps into coaching at the Scarlets and believes the ex-Ireland flanker exudes the same qualities that have marked out Schmidt’s own impressive career. “I was just starting my own coaching period when Simon joined us from Leeds,” Davies told Press Association Sport. “He was a very dedicated young man, very focused and ruthless in his pursuit of being the best. “Simon was an exceptional player for the Scarlets and Ireland and very, very disruptive; very much the modern-day rugby player, especially in the contact area. “And he would do anything for his team-mates. “He was very effective in what he did. “So he always had that and he’s always had that mentality. “He’s taken that ruthless focus forward and used it in his transition to coaching. Simon Easterby boasts the “ruthless focus” to thrive in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland set-up, according to his Scarlets coaching mentor Nigel Davies.last_img read more

Lukaku: It’s time to win trophies

first_img Press Association “I want to win titles, not just be shadowing at the top,” he told Sport/Voetbal magazine. “I want to know how it feels to play in the big games. I’m 22. It’s time to win trophies.” Lukaku has scored 36 goals in 73 appearances for Everton but believes he would have had more had he played in a central role throughout those two seasons. He was regularly the Toffees’ lone front man, but on occasions he was utilised in a wider position as part of manager Roberto Martinez’s tactical plan. However, when the goals dried up as a result, Lukaku felt the need to speak to the manager about his form. “The coach is the boss but when I notice that something is not right then I say so simply,” he said. “I am a striker. At one point I went to the coach and I said to him ‘With all due respect, as winger I’m hopeless. I will only score goals if you put me up front’. “That was true. The games that I did not score I was on the flank. I played in the middle, then I scored.” Martinez has said often Lukaku has all the capabilities to be a world-class striker and has been impressed by how he has matured during his two years at Goodison Park. The 22-year-old’s first season at Goodison Park after a £28million move from Chelsea fell well short of the previous campaign he spent on loan with the Toffees when they challenged for Champions League qualification. And despite 20 goals, including being the joint-top scorer in the Europa League, the Belgium international wants to be involved in big games. center_img Everton striker Romelu Lukaku’s insistence he wants to win trophies and will not settle for “shadowing” the top sides is likely to put a number of clubs on alert. last_img read more

McIlroy misery as Open dreams die

first_img ” After much consideration, I have decided not to play in the Open Championship at St Andrews,” McIlroy wrote on Instagram. “I’m taking a long term view of this injury and, although rehab is progressing well, I want to come back to tournament play when I feel 100% healthy and 100% competitive. “Thank you for all your support and best wishes. I hope to be back on the course as soon as I can…. In the mean time, come on Andy!!!” That was a reference to McIlroy’s friend Andy Murray, who could be seen in the Instagram post on television playing his Wimbledon quarter-final as McIlroy watched with his foot in what appeared to be a soft brace, but out of the protective boot he was pictured wearing on Monday. The clash between McIlroy and Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth had been eagerly anticipated and McDowell said: “I t’s hugely disappointing, especially with him and Jordan and everything that’s going on. It was looking a really exciting Open for all involved. ” I was reading between the lines as to what the description of his injury was. I wasn’t expecting him to play in the Open, so I’m not surprised he’s pulled out. But it’s a massive blow for the tournament, he’s the world’s number one player. We hope for a speedy recovery. “No one would love to stop Jordan in his tracks next week more than Rory. With the fun rivalry going on and everything, he’s going to be gutted. I saw the golf course last Saturday and I believed that Rory was rightly a favourite. I thought he’d get it done round there.” Former US Open champion Justin Rose added: ” I would have been surprised if he was there given the initial diagnosis but it’s a big shame for him and the tournament.” McIlroy’s defence of the Bridgestone Invitational in a month’s time and the following week’s US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits is also in serious jeopardy as he 26-year-old could face months on the sidelines. World number one Rory McIlroy will be “gutted” to miss out on the defence of his Open Championship title next week, according to Ryder Cup team-mate Graeme McDowell. Andrew Roche, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at The Lister Hospital in London, told Press Association Sport on Monday: ”If it is a high-grade injury, a complete rupture, there would almost certainly be a lot of swelling, a lot of bruising and it would be painful. ”Everyone is different and it very much depends on the severity but it could mean three months out of action.” McIlroy is the first player not to defend his Open title since Ben Hogan in 1954 – Hogan won the Claret Jug at Carnoustie in 1953 in his only appearance in the event. A statement on the Open Championship Twitter account read: “We are naturally very disappointed that Rory will be unable to defend his title at St Andrews next week. “Rory will play in many more Open Championships and our primary concern is for his complete recovery. Everyone associated with The Open wishes Rory the very best as he looks to return to full fitness.” Florida-based Scot Russell Knox, who was first reserve, replaces McIlroy in the field at St Andrews. The 30-year-old’s wife told him the news via text message while he was playing in the pro-am at Gullane. “Everyone is gutted for Rory,” Knox said. “He is in the prime of his career and would have had a great chance. Nobody wants to get in because someone got injured but I am happy I am in the field and can’t wait to give it a blast. “What Scot does not want to play in the Open, let alone an Open at St Andrews.? I’m going to go all John Daly on it, get in the last minute and go and win.” Daly famously won the 1991 US PGA at Crooked Stick after initially being ninth reserve and driving through the night to reach Indiana in time for the first round. McIlroy revealed on Monday that he had suffered a ”total rupture” of the anterior talofibular ligament in his left ankle while playing football with friends. The 26-year-old pulled out of this week’s Scottish Open at Gullane and although he initially did not rule himself out of competing at St Andrews, the four-time major winner said on Wednesday he was taking a “long-term view” of the injury. Press Associationlast_img read more

Florida high school holds graduation ceremony on jet skis

first_imgOnly in Florida!A high school in the Florida Keys held a special graduation ceremony for its students.Like most high schools, Somerset Island Prepatory was not able to have a normal commencement ceremony for their students due to COVID-19.Instead, they graduated on jet skis, the school said in a press release. Officials said students were given jet ski lessons prior to their graduation day.last_img

UK defends allowing major sports events just before lockdown

first_img(REUTERS) – THE UK government was following scientific advice by allowing major sporting events such as the Liverpool-Atletico Madrid soccer match and Cheltenham horse racing festival to go ahead days before the coronavirus lockdown, a senior minister said.“At every stage in this crisis we have been guided by the scientific advice and have been making the right decisions at the right time,” finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Monday during the government’s daily news conference.“There is often a wrong time to put certain measures in place, thinking about sustainability and everything else. At all parts of this we have been guided by that science, we have been guided by making the right decisions at the right time, and I stand by that.”The government’s deputy chief scientific adviser Angela McLean said the suggestion, made by a reporter, that allowing the soccer game to go ahead in the north-west English city of Liverpool on March 11 contributed to the spread of the coronavirus was “certainly an interesting hypothesis”.“It will be very interesting to see in the future when all the science is done what relationship there is between the viruses that have circulated in Liverpool and the viruses that have circulated in Spain,” she said.last_img read more

NASCO Group Partners PACA to Host Cycling Awareness in Jos

first_imgSeriki Adinoyi in JosNASCO Group Nigeria has said it will partner Plateau State Amateur Cycling Association (PACA) to host the first-ever cycling awareness campaign in the state on Saturday.According to Group Marketing Communications Advisor to NASCO, Mallam Haroun Harry Audu, the event will feature all cycling enthusiasts within Jos and its environs. Audu pointed out that the NASCO cycling awareness campaign is aimed at reviving and strengthening public interest and participations in cycling as an award winning sport for health and recreational purposes and for the promotion of peace and tourism.He also noted that this effort by NASCO Group therefore signals a deliberate intervention by the group to support committed amateur cyclists in the state adding that it is also expected to advance and promote the benefit of cycling as a sporting and healthy enterprise.According to him, the event will provide the good life to the good people of Plateau State via entertaining cycling displays by athletes and other cycling members of the public.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Djokovic Beats Federer to Win Fifth Wimbledon Title

first_imgAs the clock ticked to four hours 57 minutes, Federer hit a ball high to hand the Serb victory.The world number one has won 16 Grand Slams – and four of the last five.“It’s quite unreal,” Djokovic said after winning his fifth Wimbledon title.Federer, who at 37 was chasing a record-equalling ninth Wimbledon singles title, added: “It was a great match, it was long, it had everything. Novak, congratulations, man, that was crazy.”A highly anticipated final between two of the sport’s greats always had the potential to go the distance – and this did that and more.With fans unable to watch at times, while leaping to their feet and chanting at others, a nerve-jangling final set turned this into a classic.When Federer had two championship points at 8-7, Djokovic held his nerve to save both and then break back, eventually taking it to the new tie-break at 12-12.The Serb – who for extended periods of the match had been second best – had won the match’s previous two tie-breaks and he did so again, snatching victory when Federer scooped a return high.The Swiss had been seeking to become the oldest Grand Slam champion of the Open era but instead found himself part of a different record as the match time surpassed Wimbledon’s longest game – the four hours 48 minutes of play of the 2008 final he lost to Rafael Nadal.“Like similar to ’08 maybe, I will look back at it and think, ‘well, it’s not that bad after all’. For now it hurts, and it should, like every loss does here at Wimbledon,” Federer said.“Epic ending, so close, so many moments. Yeah, I mean, sure there’s similarities (between this and 2008). I’m the loser both times, so that’s the only similarity I see.” Novak Djokovic saved two championship points in Wimbledon’s longest singles final to retain his title in a thrilling win over Roger Federer.On a Centre Court, with an atmosphere that felt at times more akin to football than tennis, Djokovic won 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 13-12 (7-3). Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Panel predicts $20 million decrease in Iowa tax revenue

first_imgDES MOINES — A panel that estimates how much tax revenue the state of Iowa will collect predicts a slight slow down in the next budgeting year that starts July 1.Dave Roederer, the governor’s budget director, says he and the other two members of the panel know there’s a recession ahead, they just don’t know when.“It’s kind of like we’re heard for how many weeks that someday it’s going to quit snowing and so, you know what, it’s going to happen. We just don’t know when it’s going to happen,” Roederer says. “…We still have employers in this state and in the rest of the country that are trying to hire additional employees, so that’s always kind of an indicator as well.”The State Revenue Estimating Conference predicts lawmakers will have about $20 million less to work for next year’s budget. That won’t impact budgeting right now because Republican leaders in the House and Senate already were planning to spend significantly less than the total revenue estimate released Friday.In each of the past two years, lawmakers had to make mid-year cuts in the state budget, but current state tax receipts are steady and cuts are not necessary.last_img read more

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 [email protected] 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

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” [email protected] #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 [email protected]last_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

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Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians greets W

center_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