a month agoChelsea boss Lampard tells kids: Now do it consistently

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard tells kids: Now do it consistentlyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has challenged his young players to build on their exciting start.The Blues meet Brighton on the back of a youthful XI thrashing Grimsby 7-1 in the Carabao Cup.The manager said, “I think the fact we are seeing a great number of them on the pitch speaks for it. “As a group, there is a lot of work ahead of them. The step into the first team is the easier one, now it’s about staying in it.”They all seemed very comfortable. It was a different game to a Premier League game, but they are confident lads. They have every grounding and base needed.”He also said, “The fact that we haven’t won at home in the league is something that we obviously we want to correct. If we want to be where we want to be we’re going to need home wins.”We must respect Brighton hugely because they’re playing very well, playing some really good football – new manager, change of style, maybe not the points on the board that they deserve. “So we can’t just because we haven’t had a home win expect it will come because we’re Chelsea and they’re Brighton – no we respect them and we’ll try and get our win.” last_img read more

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These Black Friday New Balances are literally built like tanks

first_img Editors’ Recommendations A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens Here at The Manual, we love to hear the words “limited edition” because it almost always implies premium materials and construction, and when it comes to sneakers, it usually means a special design you won’t find on a normal pair of shoes. These New Balance US574s are handmade right here in America, and you’ll only find them for sale in shops in Boston and New York. If you’re in one of those two cities and like a fresh pair of sneakers, you should make it a point to grab a pair.It gets rainy and snowy in the Northeast this time of year, so New Balance made sure you would be ready to hit the streets no matter the weather. Military green suede with weatherproofing is a nod to the durable vehicles the military uses, with a white reflective ‘N’ logo gracing the sides for an added pop.The shoes are only available in limited quantity from New Balance Boston and New Balance New York, and only as part of the Mobilize Your Winter package. This special bundle includes an awesome Titan water bottle, a special pair of Varsity socks, and a custom messenger bag, and of course the sneakers.There aren’t many pairs to go around, but if you’re in New York or Boston you should hike over to your local New Balance shop to grab one. If you get it, post a picture to Instagram with #MobilizeYourWinter and tag us @TheManual so we can see them on foot. How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club The New Alex Mill Collection Is Packed With Your Fall Style Essentialslast_img read more

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46 MLAs in Odisha have criminal cases ADR

first_imgBhubaneswar: About 46 per cent of the newly elected legislators in Odisha face criminal cases, said a report on Monday. As many as 67 of the 146 members of the Odisha Assembly have declared criminal cases in their affidavits, said the report prepared by Odisha Election Watch (OEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). While 49 (34 per cent) of the MLAs have serious criminal cases like murder, attempt to murder and kidnapping against them, the report said. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC Of the MLAs with serious criminal cases, two have cases related to murder and 11 have declared attempt to murder cases against them, the report said. Forty-six (41 per cent) of the 112 MLAs from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), 14 (61 per cent) of the 23 MLAs from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and 6 (67 per cent) of the 9 MLAs from Congress have declared criminal cases against them. The report said that 33 (30 per cent) MLAs from the BJD, 10 (44 per cent) from the BJP and five from the Congress face serious criminal cases. In 2014, of the 147 MLAs elected, 52 (35 per cent) MLAs had declared criminal cases while 41 (28 per cent) had serious criminal cases against them.last_img read more

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My medal is an answer to my critics Dutee Chand

first_imgNew Delhi: After scripting history by bagging gold in the 100m race at the World University Games recently, ace India sprinter Dutee Chand said the feat was a result of the criticism she faced for expressing that she was in a same-sex relationship. On July 10, 23-year-old Dutee clocked 11.32 seconds to clinch the gold at the World University Games in Naples, thus becoming only the second Indian sprinter to win a gold in an international event after Hima Das, who finished on top in 400m at the World Junior Athletics Championships last year. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherDutee also became the first Indian ever to win a gold in the 100m event at a global meet. In recent past, the sprinter had revealed a lot about her personal relationship after which she became the target of many people. Dutee, however, refused talking on the matter, but asserted that her medal was an answer to her critics. “There has been several controversies in my life since 2014. They (people) spoke against me after which I answered them with my show in Rio Olympics. Even now they were saying that I am not focusing on my game, but see, my medal gave them the answer. My sole focus is on my game,” Dutee said. On May 19, the ace sprinter became the first Indian athlete to come out and declare that she was in a same-sex relationship with someone. Her family members strongly opposed the relationship and even warned that they will not allow Dutee to carry on under any circumstances. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenWhen asked about the present scenario at her home, Dutee denied to speak on the matter. After winning the gold in Naples, Dutee had said that the medal was a slap on those who discarded people from their families for being homosexual. “The World University Games and Olympics are pretty similar as the competition is very high. World’s best athletes participate in World University Games, which makes it even more difficult. “I am yet to achieve the Olympic qualifying mark, which is 11.15 seconds, but I have 6-7 months time and hope to achieve it with constant support,” she said. Dutee also said that she wanted to train outside the country and reckoned that she could qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “I always believe in training outside the nation. I also need good diet and nutrition which are lacking. If all these things fall in place, I could certainly perform even better and qualify for the Tokyo Games,” she added.last_img read more

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Canada has removed six out of 900 asylum seekers already facing US

first_imgOTTAWA – Confusion over the number of irregular migrants that have been removed from Canada led to an apology Monday from Border Security Minister Bill Blair — and attracted fresh calls from Opposition MPs for more action to address ongoing border woes.Over the weekend, Blair created a hornet’s nest of criticism when he told Global News in an interview that the “overwhelming majority” of asylum seekers who have crossed irregularly into Canada over the last 21 months have left the country.But the government’s own numbers tell a different story.Newly released figures show Canadian officials have removed only a handful of the hundreds of irregular migrants who arrived in Canada while they were already facing deportation orders from the United States.The numbers, tabled recently in the House of Commons, show nearly 900 irregular migrants intercepted by the Mounties in Canada since April 2017 were already under removal orders issued by American authorities.As of late June, only six of these people had been removed from Canada.Meanwhile, the overall number of irregular migrants who have been deported or removed from Canada also remains low.Since early 2017, more than 34,000 asylum seekers have crossed into Canada through unofficial points. To date, only 398 — or about one per cent — have been removed.Blair issued an apology Monday afternoon, saying he “clearly misspoke” when he said the majority of asylum seekers have left the country.“They have not. They await disposition of their claim. Sorry for the obvious confusion that I caused,” he said.Later, he explained to reporters that he was trying to explain a different point, but that he “did so inadequately” and immediately took steps to clarify his remarks and apologize, first in a tweet on Sunday and later in the formal statement issued Monday afternoon.As for why the number of removals remains so low, Blair explained that border officials can only remove failed refugee claimants after they have exhausted all legal options available to try for refugee status. These options include applications to the Immigration and Refugee Board, appeals and other administrative measures.Canada has a legal responsibility under United Nations obligations to allow refugee claimants access to all these legal avenues.“They’ve made application and are entitled to due process,” Blair said.“Only upon the conclusion of all of those processes can steps then be taken to remove those individuals that are not eligible. That’s what I was trying to explain but did so poorly on Friday.”Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel says she believes the numbers suggest Canada’s asylum system is being heavily backlogged by people who are not legitimate refugees.The extensive processing backlog that exists for refugee claims is creating an incentive for people looking to take advantage of Canada’s refugee system, knowing they could face wait an average of 20 months before their refugee claims are processed, Rempel says.“In a properly functioning asylum system, we should be prioritizing the world’s most vulnerable, we should be processing asylum claims quickly and then removing people who don’t have a legal reason to be in Canada,” Rempel said.“The fact that even those that have been processed and don’t have a valid reason to be in Canada have not been removed is something that is concerning, because Canadians are footing the bill for them being in Canada.”She renewed calls for government to renegotiate the terms of the Safe Third Country agreement between Canada and the U.S. The agreement has been cited as a major factor in the ongoing stream of asylum seekers crossing the border through non-official entry points.The agreement prevents asylum seekers from asking for refugee protection when they present themselves at an official port-of-entry, which is why thousands have crossed into Canada on foot.NDP immigration critic Jenny Kwan says Canada should suspend the agreement altogether, negating the need for people to cross illegally.“It’s almost been two years, and to this day government has been dealing with it, in my view, with a very ad hoc, reactionary approach and that clearly is not good enough,” she said.“The longer they refuse to act, the more they allow for those who want to fan division and fear to continue and that is bad for all of us.”The government has earmarked $74 million over the next two years to allow the arm’s length board that processes refugee claims to hire more staff to help speed up finalizations of irregular migrant claims.In addition, the government has been working with consulates and embassies in the U.S. and has sent officials to Nigeria — where the majority of asylum seekers are coming from this year — to try to get the message out that entering Canada irregularly is “not a free ticket” into the country.—Follow @ReporterTeresa on Twitter.last_img read more

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Survey US companies added a solid 163000 jobs in August

first_imgWASHINGTON – U.S. businesses added 163,000 jobs in August, a private survey found, a decent gain that suggests that employers are confident enough to keep hiring.Payroll processor ADP said Thursday that the job gains were the fewest since October. But last month’s pace of hiring is still enough to lower the unemployment rate over time.Solid economic growth is underpinning an optimistic outlook among businesses. Growth reached 4.2 per cent at an annual rate in the April-June quarter, the fastest pace in four years, spurred by tax cuts and robust consumer spending.ADP’s hiring figures come a day before the government will release its official jobs data for August. Economists have forecast that Friday’s report will show that employers added a solid 189,000 jobs last month, according to data provider FactSet.The job gains ADP reported for August were much lower than the 217,000 that it said were added in July. Hiring by small businesses — defined as those with fewer than 50 employees — remained sluggish last month and depressed overall job growth.Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said that with the unemployment rate at a low 3.9 per cent, smaller companies are having a harder time finding workers. Larger firms are typically able to offer high pay or more benefits and can pull in more employees as a result.Hiring was particularly strong last month for medium-sized companies, with 50 to 499 employees.Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, lowered his forecast for August hiring to 170,000 after the ADP report was issued.“This is a bit disappointing but hardly a disaster,” Shepherdson said.ADP compiles hiring data from millions of companies that are clients of its payroll services. Its figures frequently diverge from the government’s data but tend to approximate them over time.__The extended headline for this story was corrected to show that August’s job gains was the fewest in 10 months, rather than nine months.last_img read more

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Eating walnuts may help fight breast cancer

first_imgConsumption of walnuts may help suppress growth and survival of breast cancer, a study claims. The study, published in the journal Nutrition Research, found that consumption of two ounces of walnuts a day for about two weeks significantly changed gene expression in confirmed breast cancers. In this first clinical trial, women with breast lumps large enough for research and pathology biopsies were recruited and randomised to walnut consuming or control groups. Immediately following biopsy collection, women in the walnut group began to consume two ounces of walnuts per day until follow-up surgery. Pathological studies confirmed that lumps were breast cancer in all women who remained in the trial. The study showed activation of pathways that promote apoptosis or programmed cell death and cell adhesion and inhibition of pathways that promote cell proliferation and migration.last_img read more

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Casablanca: Bourgogne’s Disaster Blamed on Security Forces’ Inefficiency

Casablanca – Last Friday morning, three buildings collapsed  in Casablanca, leaving numerous inhabitants under the rubble. The continuing search operation is believed by many of people to be ineffective, because of the reduced chances of saving more people from suffocation.The collapse of the three buildings has now led 3 days later up to 23 deaths. The number of casualties, however, is expected to grow as firemen are still working their way through the remaining wreckage. One of the injured is the actress Amal Maarouf and her mother according to local authorities. King Mohammed VI went Friday to the site of the collapsed buildings and visited the injured people in the Moulay Youssef regional hospital to inquire about their health.An eyewitness told MWN: “People were trying to look for their family members and friends, but the police would not let them. It was a race against time, but I guess the police realized it was too late(…)  I was also shocked at the sight of thieves lurking around.”Bourgogne neighborhood in Casablanca has experienced its worst tragedy. The loss of innocent people caused a moment of grief all around Morocco. On the other hand, many citizens are outraged by the approach that led firemen from saving more lives.Another eyewitness stated:” I am deeply disappointed at the way the Moroccan authorities cope with these situations. There were so many policemen and only three little buildings to deal with. They don’t have the equipment and the knowledge to deal with this kind of situations. I wonder what would they do if Morocco were stricken by an earthquake. God forbid!”Casablanca has many buildings whose structure and safety equipment are not up to date. Most landlords only care about making more money and have little regard for people’s safety.This is why these tragic incidents are more likely to occur at any time, as many old buildings can turn into dangerous traps for innocent Moroccan citizens.Most Moroccans interviewed by MWN hope that this incident will be a wakeup call for the Moroccan authorities to increase their supervision and inspection of old buildings, in order to step in before horrible incidents such as the Bourgogne disaster strike. read more

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Innovation Nation How technology is reshaping the insurance industry

Canada has a rich history of innovation, but in the next few decades, powerful technological forces will transform the global economy. Large multinational companies have jumped out to a headstart in the race to succeed, and Canada runs the risk of falling behind. At stake is nothing less than our prosperity and economic well-being. The Financial Post set out explore what is needed for businesses to flourish and grow. You can find all of our coverage here.In its simplest form, insurance spreads the risk of loss suffered by one person amongst many. But in today’s modern economy, constantly evolving with the tides of innovation, insurance has never been so complex. Technological drivers of change present the industry with some of its greatest opportunities and risks in decades; however, if not managed carefully, technology could be as catastrophic as it is revolutionary to the industry.Historically, the growth and establishment of insurance originated in the days of the shipping industry when a vessel and its cargo could be damaged or lost due to storm, loading and unloading, fire, or even pirate attacks.Today, the rapid and significant changes in technological innovation of products present the insurance industry with its greatest risk – and opportunity – since pirates took to the seas. The most significant agents driving this change in the insurance industry are: the Internet of Things (IoT) and autonomous vehicles.The IoT is the connector between companies, products and consumers. It can also be the engine behind the creation of a multitude of connected devices and technology that will directly present both risks and opportunities for insurers and consumers alike.Perhaps the most significant IoT-related development is the category of wearable technology. Wearables have expanded beyond their initial explosion into eHealth and are now equipped with the technology required to communicate with one another – and with insurers. Insurers can use this technology to adjust rates and premiums to more accurately reflect usage, as opposed to simply applying statistical averages that may not represent the specific individual. Read the full Innovation Nation Series How smart cities may be too smart for their own good Can blockchain give us back our privacy? This technology has advanced to the point where consumers are beginning to endorse insurer use of wearable data, as has been seen in the auto insurance industry using telematic devices that can be connected to your vehicle to transmit user data to insurers. This technology is being embraced by consumers as an opportunity to reduce premiums for good driver behaviours. Something that should only improve with the introduction of autonomous vehicles. More than 90 per cent of car accidents are caused by human error. The advent of autonomous vehicles is predicted to eliminate human drivers and therefore human error. This likely won’t result in a 90 per cent reduction in car accidents, at least initially, but even a conservative estimate of cutting accident rates in half means massive savings in claims paid.Technological innovations on the road today such as advanced braking and lane keep are already reducing collisions and accordingly premiums associated with vehicles equipped with those technologies. Some savings will be offset by the anticipated higher cost of repairing these complex and expensive vehicles, but if claims paid are reduced, premiums should follow suit.Given that 42 per cent of property and casualty premiums are derived from car insurance, significant questions arise around how the industry is going to survive such reductions in its present structure.As part of the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s (IBC) paper, Auto Insurance for Automated Vehicles: Preparing for a Future of Mobility, the IBC sets out a “single policy” insurance framework where one policy would respond to any claim made against the “driver,” even if the vehicle is being operated in autonomous mode. In this way, insurers move from insuring not only the negligence of the driver but also any negligence with respect to the autonomous features that may have been involved. Whether the various provinces and territories will adopt this approach remains to be seen, but the insurance industry has correctly perceived a risk and is attempting to mitigate that through new opportunities.Of course, as technology advances, so do the accompanying risks. For example, many vehicles have a keyless feature wherein simply approaching your locked vehicle allows you to open the door and drive away without using the key. Car thieves have responded with a device that detects the signal being emitted from the key fob and can boost that signal so that it reaches the locked vehicle in the driveway. The thief can then steal the car while the keys are still “safely” locked inside the home.Consumer behaviour changes gradually and this gap between initial adoption and understanding creates an opening for criminally-minded technology experts to manipulate.Like the sea-faring pirates of old, the new security risks will both create opportunities for insurers and raise concerns for consumers and insurers alike. To succeed in the decades ahead, insurance companies of the future need to embrace innovation and adapt rapidly. Consumers will remain the central drivers of these changes as expectations for more personalization and convenience will remain high. But in a fast evolving industry which is as vital to consumers and business as it is the economy, caution and control must be applied. Regulators will need to listen to both insurers and consumers alike to futureproof the industry and develop frameworks that protect both the sector and society.Robert L. Love is a partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) and national leader of the auto industry group. He is one of the contributors for BLG’s latest report, Innovative Industries Shaping the Canadian Economy. read more

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UN panel considers respect for rule of law in battle against terrorism

“Whatever we may say about tomorrow, the person faced with torture, arbitrary or summary execution, being made to disappear involuntarily, or the women who are subject to violence, need protection today,” the Acting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Bertrand Ramcharan, told the opening session of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. “The challenge of human rights protection is immediate and pressing.” The panel, made up of 26 experts from five regional groupings, is the principal subsidiary organ of the UN Commission of Human Rights. It undertakes studies and makes recommendations to the Commission. One of its main jobs is to explore issues that are considered important but have not received sufficient attention. Mr. Ramcharan outlined a host of challenges, ranging from prevention of abuses to education to the protection of refugees on which the panel, meeting in its 55th annual session, needed to make recommendations. Referring to terrorism and biotechnology under the heading of “new threats,” he said: “Terrorists commit grievous assaults on human rights and the struggle against terrorism is being exploited in some parts of the world to abuse human rights. There are pressing issues to be examined in this area. Turning to poverty, Mr. Ramcharan declared: “Today, millions of people suffer from deprivation, indignity and wastage because of endemic poverty…The human rights approach to poverty reduction is based on a simple belief that if a society pursues democratic governance under the rule of law, and if the society strives to live by the precepts of the Universal Declaration, people will have better life-chances and would be able to come out of the spiral of poverty.” Education, he added, was one of the main routes out of poverty. On fighting injustice against women he said: “Strategic analysts of the way forward for the world tell us that unless we empower and render justice to women we stand little chance of making a dent on the problems of conflicts, underdevelopment and injustice.” read more

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Top 5 things students need to know for 2017

3. Parking Services moves to Thistle Hallway: Parking services will now be provided in the former theatre box office in Thistle Hallway beside the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre.Parking Services can now be found in the former ticket office of the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre. 2. Changes to Sir Isaac Brock Boulevard: Motorists will no longer be permitted to drive through or park in the bus loop in front of the Schmon Tower due to construction of the Goodman School of Business and the Brock LINC project. This will also change the flow of pedestrian traffic. Buses will be picking up transit riders in front of the Isaac Brock statue. 1. Keep track of important dates: The Winter Term began Monday, Jan. 9. Seminars and labs may or may not run the first week depending on the course. Consult the course syllabus for details. Here are some other important dates to remember: 5. Skybar gets a Badger makeover: The upper level of Isaac’s Bar and Grill, known as Skybar, is being branded with Brock Badger images and memorabilia, operating as a central area for students, staff and faculty to watch Badger sports when teams are on the road during their seasons. 4. Student services centralized in new Brock Central @ The Registrar’s Office: A number of services have come together in the former Registrar’s Office to improve the student experience. Registration, convocation and academic transcripts remain core services, with the addition of student payments and finances moving from the 12th floor of the Schmon Tower to Brock Central. read more

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Irelands Grand Slamwinning women were on the Late Late while we were

first_imgRyan Tubridy meets Fiona Coghlan and head coach Philip Doyle Grace Davitt, Niamh Briggs, Siobhan Fleming, Larissa Muldoon, Shannon Huston and Fiona HayesRyan Tubridy with Fiona Coghlan, Joy Neville and Nora Stapleton‘Green Gattusso’ justified his selection, insists satisfied Giovanni Trapattoni Some of the Irish women’s team make there way to the Late Late show under cover. Pic: INPHO/Dan SheridanFiona Hayes gets her make up doneLarissa Muldoon and Ailis Egan before the Late Late show.last_img read more

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Dans un trou noir en stade final le temps sarrête

first_imgDans un trou noir en stade final, le temps s’arrêtePubliée le 19 janvier dans Proceedings of the Royal Society A, l’étude de deux mathématiciens britanniques propose une méthode pour calculer à quel moment un trou noir atteindra son stade ultime : l’espace-temps de Kerr, où même le temps est figé.”Généralement, les équations de la relativité sont si complexes que, pour ces systèmes relativistes, la seule manière de pouvoir sonder ces équations c’est d’utiliser des ordinateurs. Les solutions comme cette solution de Kerr sont vraiment exceptionnelles. La solution de Kerr est l’une des quelques solutions explicitement connues à la relativité générale qui aient une signification physique directe”, explique Juan Antonio Valiente Kroon, mathématicien à l’Université Queen Mary de Londres.À lire aussiVoici la toute première photo d’un trou noirLa solution de Kerr, c’est cette trouvaille mathématique qu’il a élaborée avec son collègue Thomas Backdahl pour déterminer le stade d’évolution de n’importe quel trou noir, et plus précisément le chemin qu’il lui reste à parcourir pour atteindre son état ultime, l’espace-temps de Kerr, un état stationnaire où le temps s’arrête.Les auteurs pensent que la formule qu’ils ont développée pourrait aider les scientifiques à bâtir des simulations informatiques de trous noirs et à les rapprocher d’observations de trous noirs réels.Le 29 janvier 2011 à 19:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Solari heaps praise on hattrick hero Bale

first_imgSantiago Solari praised Gareth Bale’s effort after the Welsh forward bagged a hat-trick to send Real Madrid through to the Club World Cup final.Bale was in superb form against AFC Champions League winners Kashima Antlers on Wednesday, scoring a treble in their 3-1 victory.And Solari lauded Bale’s contribution for consistently delivering in the big moments.“I’m happy for the three goals scored by Bale and for the solidity and consistency of the team,” Solari disclosed in a quote cited by FourFourTwoEl hat trick de Bale. #KashimaRealMadrid #Mundialdeclubes2018 pic.twitter.com/445Qq83M8i— Sergio Tala (@Sergio_Tala91) December 19, 2018“Bale has taken everything, the spotlight, the stage, the goal. He had a sensational match, he has shown what he is and what he is capable of.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“In the end, the last person responsible for performance is always the footballer.“Gareth has given great joy to Madrid and has been decisive in very important moments, which is the most important part of football. What dominates football is goals and Bale scores them.”On to the final! ⚽️⚽️⚽️ #HalaMadrid #ClubWC pic.twitter.com/wd1TgOtbw9— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) December 19, 2018“We played as if it was the final,” he added.“And I am sure that on Saturday we will do the same or better because it is the real final and we want to finish the year with another prize that would be a third consecutive Club World Cup.”last_img read more

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UPDATE Seward Highway Reopened After Rock Slide

first_imgThe Seward Highway is reopened. Expect possible delays. According to the Department of Transportation, maintenance and operations will be responding to any reports of damage and inspecting all bridges following the earthquake this morning. The Seward Highway at Milepost 112, by McHugh Creek, is closed due to a rock slide in the area. Original Post: center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update: 1:08pm Updates will be posted as they are made available.last_img

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In Other News DOD Completes Study of Schools Physical Security Air Force

first_imgThe DOD Education Activity has completed a draft assessment of the physical security of the department’s schools, following a request three months ago by the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness. The draft now is being reviewed by defense personnel officials and the military services. “We are looking at working with the services on how we can we improve, and what resources we can employ to prevent the unthinkable,” DODEA Director Thomas Brady told Military Times. No one has broached the possibility of arming teachers or other school employees, Brady said. … The Air Force Community Partnership (AFCP) program last week published the first edition of its new quarterly newsletter. (Scroll down and click on the “AFCP Newsletter” link in the right margin under “AFCP Resources.”) The inaugural issue highlights the service’s latest partnerships, the recent delegation of authority to installation commanders to enter into intergovernmental support agreements (IGSAs) and the program’s focus on enterprise-wide initiatives. Since the AFCP program began in 2013, 62 participating installations have forged 335 agreements with host communities, generating more than $50 million in savings to the federal government; 10 IGSAs have been signed to date, with at least seven in the pipeline.Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Sting To Receive Smithsonian Honor In September

first_img Email News Sting To Receive Smithsonian Honor In September Smithsonian To Honor Sting sting-receive-smithsonian-honor-september Twitter Facebook GRAMMY winner to be honored at event celebrating “music, philanthropy and American culture”Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Aug 25, 2017 – 3:53 pm Dan Rather will be the moderator for “An Evening with Sting & J. Ralph” on Sept. 8 at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, an event honoring the composers and celebrating “the important connections between music, philanthropy and American culture.”J. Ralph and Sting co-wrote “The Empty Chair” for the documentary Jim: The James Foley Story, about the director’s childhood friend, a conflict journalist murdered in Syria on a widely seen video.The song’s poignant American folk feel seems centuries old while completely in the moment, narrating the view from the deceased’s perspective. Sting gave a moving performance of “The Empty Chair” at the 89th Academy Awards.J. Ralph’s latest symphonic composition will have its world premiere at the event, after the discussion and Sting’s performance. With music featured on the soundtracks for the films Dude, Where’s My Car? and Lucky Number Slevin, J. Ralph has focused more on documentaries since, notably The Cove, Man On Wire and Virunga.Sting has won 16 GRAMMY Awards and has been nominated 44 times, and his interests and pursuits continue to reveal more to an admiring public. The two composers shared their Oscar nomination earlier this year — J. Ralph’s third, a unique success in the Best Original Song category for music from documentary films.Sting’s Tweet Praises Chris CornellRead morelast_img read more

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Light tremor shakes Sylhet adjacent areas

first_imgA light earthquake, measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale, shook Sylhet and its adjacent regions at 11:27am on Sunday.  The epicenter of the tremor was in Manipur State of India, nearly 436 kilometers East-North-East of Bangladesh Metrological Department (BMD) Seismic Centre at Agargaon in Dhaka, said Ruhul Kuddus, a BMD meteorologist. The earthquake might hit some parts of Comilla and Moulvibazar districts as well, Kuddus added while talking to UNB. However, there was no immediate report of any damage or casualty till filing of the report at 12:30pm.last_img read more

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Praise and shock EU Nobel Peace Prize reactions

first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project ___“Nobel prize for the EU. At a time Brussels and all of Europe is collapsing in misery. What next? An Oscar for Van Rompuy?” _ Dutch euroskeptic lawmaker Geert Wilders, referring to Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council.___“The EU is an unique project that replaced war with peace, hate with solidarity. Overwhelming emotion for awarding of Nobel prize to EU.” _ Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, on Twitter.___“I think it’s an absolute disgrace. I think it brings the Nobel Prize into total disrepute.” _ Nigel Farage, head of Britain’s euroskeptic U.K. Independence Party.___“If they want to give the prize for preserving the peace in Europe, they should divide it between NATO and the EU. Until the end of the Cold War, it was NATO more than anyone else that kept the peace.” _ former British Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind.___“The European Union has played a vital role in healing the wounds of history and promoting peace, reconciliation and cooperation across Europe” _ NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.___“For over 65 years on our continent is at peace. Former enemies are now close partners and friends. Today, Germany is surrounded only by friendly nations.” _ Hermann Groehe, general secretary of German Chancellor Angela’s Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top Stories (AP) – Some reaction to the European Union being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday:___“The stabilizing part played by the European Union has helped to transform a once-torn Europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace” _ Nobel committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland.___“We must never forget that, at its origins, the European Union brought together nations emerging from the ruins of the devastating Second World War and united them in a project for peace … The Nobel peace prize council, and in fact the international community, are now sending a very important message to Europe _ that the European Union is something very precious, that we should cherish it.” _ European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy How men can have a healthy 2019 Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

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Scoot introduces services to Chennai Amritsar and Jaipur

first_imgScoot is expanding its network to India with three new destinations – taking over Singapore-Chennai services from Tigerair and commencing services from Singapore to Amritsar on the same day and Jaipur from October 2, 2016.Scoot’s CEO, Campbell Wilson, said, “Scoot is excited to bring our proposition of value travel and service with Scootitude to guests in India – who will soon be able to fly to amazing destinations in our network through the Singapore hub – on our brand-new 787 Dreamliners featuring in-flight connectivity, in-seat power and a wide range of customisation options.”“Our launch in Chennai will complement the SIA Group’s existing services while Scoot’s new services to Amritsar and Jaipur will bring travellers to the magnificent Golden Temple and the stunning Pink City, enabling guests in Scoot’s network to discover India’s mystique and allure,” he added.To mark its launch in India, Scoot was offering a limited-time promotion until April 28, 2016, for guests booking from India to Scoot’s destinations across its network. One-way Economy FLY fares from Chennai, Amritsar and Jaipur start from $64 to Singapore and $189 to Sydney, $179 and $459 for ScootBiz to Singapore and Sydney respectively.last_img read more

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