Spain were the better team – Southgate

first_imgEngland coach Gareth Southgate has reflected on their 2-1 loss to Spain at Wembley and conceded they came up against a “tough test”.England scored the opener with a Marcus Rashford strike, but Spain came from behind to win the game 2-1 thanks to goals from Saul and Rodrigo.“They pressed us and we didn’t keep the ball well enough,” Southgate told Sky Sports, via Team Talk.“I have to give the players credit. We could have folded and disappeared. In the last 25 minutes, we came into the game and could have got a draw.“We are under no illusion that Spain were the better team for long periods. We are still at the early stages of what we want to do.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“They pressed well. It took us a while to work out where that was coming from and solutions to it. We are still finding our feet in playing out. We can go back to an old style but we will never be a top team. Or we stick with it and accept it won’t always work.“The system in Spain has produced some of the best midfielders in the world. We are a different profile of players who can’t play like they do. But we can move the ball. When we are match fitter we will function better up the pitch. It takes time. We have come a long way.“Today was a tough test in terms of pressing and a team who are so good in possession. We have to keep reviewing and looking at what we do. But we want to stick to the plan and get better at it.”last_img read more

Rooney talks all about England

first_imgThe English legendary footballer ended his international career with 120 caps with the Three Lions in the 3-0 win over the United StatesLegendary footballer Wayne Rooney is surely happy after he retired from international football with a 3-0 win over the United States in front of his fans at Wembley Stadium.“I’m happy with what I’ve contributed to the national team and I look forward now to the next few years and watching this team progress,” he was quoted by the BBC.“I know some ex-players I’ve spoken to can’t come to terms with England doing well.”“I wouldn’t say I regret never winning a trophy with England,” he commented.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I have given everything when playing for England and I’ve tried to make us successful. Sometimes everything just isn’t enough.”“I’ve had my time and it didn’t quite work out in terms of trophies,” he added.“They called the team I played in the ‘golden generation’ but this team has also got superstars like Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, and John Stones.”“This is a great young squad with other players who can come in if there are injuries,” he concluded.last_img read more

Mills Institute Educational Airport Tour

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you TCI: Dear Teachers, ‘You make it possible’ says Education Minister Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 13, 2017 – Providenciales – Students of the prestigious Mills Institute toured Providenciales International Airport and its Airport Fire Department on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.As a part of Education Week, teacher of grade 2, Mrs. Alexander wanted to take the students on a behind the scenes tour of the airport.   As children learn in many different ways it was important to arrange a tour that was not only educational, but also fun for the student.   The tour group consisted of 19 students and their chaperones who were guided by the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority’s (TCIAA), Assistant Terminal Manager; Kelisa Forbes.The students toured the Domestic Airport operations, from check-in to departures.   They were all escorted to the tarmac where they excitedly watched a local aircraft taxi to the runway and take off for their island destination.The focus of the tour was to highlight the Fire Department.   The students were thrilled to see the firemen conduct their emergency drills.  They witnessed the alarm sound off, followed by firemen sliding down the pole then getting dressed in full suit to respond to a possible emergency.   Firemen gave a demonstration of their breathing apparatus and other tools.   No tour would be complete without the viewing of the fire trucks.   The fire trucks were driven to a testing site where water was sprayed to show their capabilities.   Students got to tour inside of the vehicles and even take pictures of this momentous occasion.“My son and his classmates truly enjoyed the airport tour, especially visiting the firemen who proudly demonstrated their skills to the group.   I think that he may want to be a fireman one day as this outing really inspired him.” Said parent, Donneka Hall.  Team TCIAA have conducted many tours over the years to a number of schools and groups.   We are always proud to show others what we do and what we have accomplished over the years.#MillsInstitute #EducationWeek #TCIAirportFireDepartmentcenter_img Related Items:#EducationWeek, #MillsInstitute, #TCIAirportFireDepartment Mills Institute gets training by Community Collegelast_img read more

Neville Rashford can become something really special for Man United

first_imgManchester United legend Gary Neville believes Marcus Rashford has the potential to go beyond becoming a top-class playerThe 21-year-old striker appears to be another star who has benefitted from Jose Mourinho’s departure at Old Trafford after struggling for regular starts.This led to uncertainty surrounding Rashford’s future with ex-United star Garth Crooks accusing Mourinho of “killing” him last month.Under interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, however, Rashford has been given a new lease of life with the Norwegian playing him in a central forward role.And Rashford has repaid Solskjaer’s faith by scoring three goals in his four matches in charge of United, which has kept Romelu Lukaku benched.“The spring in the counter-attack is there and Rashford playing up front is fantastic – I love him to bits,” Neville told Sky Sports.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“He’s played nearly 150 games at the age of 21 and his potential is enormous. It’s actually now stepping up beyond the potential to where he will be a top-class player.“People will talk about Romelu Lukaku and how is he getting back in the team – don’t worry about that, worry about the kid that’s playing that’s going to devastate teams.“He gives them mobility. They just need more energy up front. Lukaku has not been at his best.“He has earned his chance. He gives them something different and he is a fantastic player.“He is on the right trajectory to become something really special for Manchester United.”The Red Devils will next face Reading in the FA Cup on Saturday.last_img read more

Dr Brent Crandal joined us instudio to discuss suicide prevention

first_img Updated: 10:43 PM September 10, 2018 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom center_img Dr. Brent Crandal joined us in-studio to discuss suicide prevention 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The purpose is to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented.The day was organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization.According to the WHO’s first global report on suicide prevention, more than 800-thousand people die by suicide every year.In the United States, suicide rates have gone up 25-percent in the last 20 years.The phone number for the National Suicide Prevention lifeline is… 1-800-273-TALK (8255).Here in San Diego Rady Children’s Hospital has launched a program to screen children who may potentially be suicidal.Dr. Brent Crandal, child and family psychologist at Rady’s Children’s Hospital, joined us in-studio Monday for more. Posted: September 10, 2018last_img read more

Texas Man Arrested For Allegedly Shipping Drugs To Kenai

first_imgDespain: “Rossi was charged with attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree, also misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree, and attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree.” According to charging documents, Rossi tried to pick up a package mailed from Stockton, California that was sent to a hotel in Kenai. The package had been flagged as suspicious by a U.S. Postal Inspector at the Anchorage airport. Tim Despain, spokesman with the Alaska State Troopers: “On July 10, as a result of the investigation, Douglas Rossi, age 52 of Texas, was arrested.” Investigators allegedly found 13.4 grams of a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, according to Despain.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Southcentral Area Narcotics (SCAN) team in Soldotna, a member of the Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit, began an investigation into a suspicious package being sent to an individual in Kenai from California. Rossi was arraigned in Kenai court and released on bond Wednesday, July 11. According to courtview his next hearing is scheduled for July 23.last_img read more

The Economist Seeks Termination of Printing Agreement with Quebecor World

first_imgThe Economist is looking to terminate its contract with commercial printer Quebecor World, but says it is open to discussing how to continue the relationship, according to a statement filed jointly by the companies. Quebecor World filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year.According to a court filing, The Economist wants to terminate its print agreement at the expiration of the initial term in September. The printing agreement would continue to be valid until then. The Economist argues that it is being harmed by some of the automatic legal protection that the printer has received under its bankruptcy agreeement. According to the filing, the magazine “is not seeking to enforce a monetary claim against the debtors of their estates. The Economist merely seeks to exercise its contractual right to terminate the printing agreement.” “We understand and respect the decision taken by The Economist and we will continue to provide them with the top quality product and service they expect,” Quebecor World Magazine Group president Doron Grosman said in the joint statement. “We will also work with them in the coming months to prolong and extend our mutually beneficial partnership.”A Quebecor spokesperson could not immediately be reached for further comment.In the court filing, The Economist does not say why it is seeking a termination of the printing agreement. A spokesperson for The Economist declined to comment.Quebecor World, one of the world’s largest printers, announced its bankruptcy filing in January and its entering into a $1 billion financing deal with Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley to help finance the company’s operating needs. Earlier this week, the ailing printer said that, under bankruptcy protection, it would delay the release and filing of its 2007 financial statements until the end of April.last_img read more

DETOX NEWS 10 New Developments Heading Into Tonights Board Of Appeals Meeting

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Based on information provided at Monday night’s Board of Selectmen’s Meeting, here are some of the latest developments in the effort to construct a detox facility at 362 Middlesex Avenue.The Board of Appeals has an important meeting tonight (Wednesday) at 7pm in the Town Hall Auditorium on this matter.#1) At tonight’s meeting, the Board of Appeals will review and possibly vote on the draft written decision that was made at its January 16 meeting to deny the special permit request of the applicants.“Town Counsel Jonathan Silverstein has prepared a decision that is intended to reflect both the vote that was taken and the basis for the decision to deny the special permit,” Town Manager Jeff Hull told Selectmen. “If the decision is finalized at that meeting, it must then be filed with the Town Clerk.”#2) If a majority of Board of Appeals members were to disapprove the draft for some reason, the vote denying the special permit would NOT change.“This is NOT an opportunity to change the substance of the decision,” said Town Counsel Mark Rich in response to a question raised by Selectman Mike McCoy. “The Zoning Board of Appeals must come to an agreement on how that decision will be translated. They’ll be discussing the language of the report that goes to the Town Clerk. This is NOT an opportunity to reconsider the vote that denied the special permit… The intent is to have a defensible decision for the Town Clerk as that’s going to be the matter of any appeal… That it accurately and appropriately reflects the comments and positions of the [board members] and how they voted.”#3) Also at tonight’s meeting, the Board of Appeals will discuss the process to follow for consideration of a request from the applicant for a reasonable accommodation.“The Board will consider, with the advice of [Town Counsel] Jonathan Silverstein, whether or not to conduct the meeting as a public hearing and will receive counsel’s opinion as to whether the decision to grant a reasonable accommodation requires a simple majority or a ‘supermajority,’ added Hull.#4) Town Counsel Jonathan Silverstein has communicated with Town Manager Hull that he intends on recommending to the Board of Appeals that (1) the board DOES conduct a public hearing and (2) the decision to grant the reasonable accommodation would require a SUPERMAJORITY (i.e., 4-1 or 5-0), NOT a simple majority.  KP Law believes the governance of the town would still apply in this case.#5) The Board of Appeals will NOT actually consider whether or not to grant the reasonable accommodation at tonight’s meeting, and it may be awhile before it does so.“The Board’s next scheduled meeting on March 13, 2019 apparently has a full agenda, which may mean that the reasonable accommodations matter is scheduled for a later date,” cautioned Hull.#6) The Concerned Citizens of Wilmington recently provided the Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Selectmen with a letter arguing that the federal American with Disabilities Act may not be invoked to supersede local zoning bylaws. A ruling from the Sixth Circuit Court (Get Back Up, Inc. vs. City of Detroit & City of Detroit Board of Appeals) was provided as support.The letter also argued that the residents of Wilmington have already made “reasonable accommodations” to those suffering from substance abuse by amending the zoning bylaw to allow for the construction of future detox facilities in industrial zoned areas that are “remote, quiet, and more conducive to those individuals undergoing the torments of withdrawal.”Prior to summarizing the letter for the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager Jeff Hull took an opportunity to clear up any implication that Town Counsel Jonathan Silverstein hadn’t been evaluating the case.“[Attorney Silverstein] has looked at a number of different cases. He’s a specialist in land use law. I think it needs to be made very clear to the public that he is on top of this. He has many years of experience in land use law,” stressed Hull.A letter from Silverstein was read into the record at the end of Monday’s meeting, which, in part, reemphasized Hull’s assurances that Town Counsel has been handling the case appropriately.#7) Resident Suzanne Sullivan criticized the Board of Selectmen for, in her opinion, failing to protect and defend the bylaws of the town. She read a section of the Wilmington Board of Appeals’ rules and regulation:“The discussion about this accommodation, in our minds, is illegal,” continued Sullivan. “There is no basis for them to be coming to the Board of Appeals and this town is setting up a process that is counter to the bylaws of the town. And this isn’t only town bylaws, it’s the state statute… Are we going to have to sit here and listen to this ‘fake process’ coming forward?… I’ve yet to hear how under what law they can come forward with an accommodation petition after they just got a denial on a special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals. I still don’t have that answer…. This is not allowed. It was voted down. Plain and simple. Deal with it. They have a recourse — it’s called land court.”#8) Resident Rob Fasulo urged the Board of Selectmen to reconsider its decision not to enter into Executive Session to discuss Board of Appeals Chair Dan Veerman and any perceived “liability issues” he causes the town in this matter.“There’s been a lot of talk about the Facebook post [in which he used the term “junkie”], began Fasulo. “I don’t remember hearing any talk of any other comments. I happened to be going back through the WCTV tapes. During the carnival debate, [right before] the 26-minute on the January 13 meeting video, [Veerman] is on record again using that questionable word. So now we have a long-term pattern of this usage. The concern over that is he really can only vote one way without getting the town into some trouble. If he votes no when this accommodation comes up, there will surely be an appeal on that fact alone.”“I’m not saying he’s a bad guy, but this situation needs to be looked at,” continued Fasulo. “Can he make a vote one way or the other without causing liability to the town? You guys need to do your job and at least have the discussion… Please reconsider the vote and go into Executive Session to discuss.”#9) Later in the evening, Selectman Mike McCoy requested that the Board of Selectmen, at an upcoming meeting, again consider entering Executive Session to discuss Board of Appeals Chair Dan Veerman. While no formal vote took place after McCoy made the motion, Selectman Chair Kevin Caira agreed to put it on the agenda for a future meeting. McCoy noted he planed on raising this issue even before Fasulo suggested it.At the February 11 meeting, the Board of Selectmen were stalemated 2-2 on whether or not to enter Executive Session, with Selectmen McCoy & Bendel voting in favor and Selectmen Caira and Loud voting against, with Selectman Eaton abstaining. As a result, the motion failed due to the lack of a majority. With Selectman Loud having resigned from the board, the math, and possibly outcome, of the next vote may be different.#10) Selectman Mike McCoy also made a request that, by the next Selectmen’s Meeting, he be provided with examples of other instances where the Wilmington Board of Appeals took a vote at one meeting and then took a vote on the original vote’s decision at a following meeting.  He claimed it had never happened before. Town Counsel Mark Rich said it was not uncommon, but did not specify if he was speaking generally or Wilmington-specific.“In all my 30 years, I don’t think this has ever happened. I think when [the Board of Appeals] takes a vote, they deny it, and it automatically goes to the Town Clerk’s Office,” claimed McCoy. “Can anyone please tell me if there’s ever been a case, on file, similar to what we’re doing now for 362 Middlesex Ave, where there actually going to take a vote on a decision?”Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBREAKING: Detox Center Proposal For 362 Middlesex Avenue Officially Submitted To TownIn “Government”LAWSUIT FILED: Bettering LLC Sues Zoning Board Of Appeals Over Detox Facility DenialIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: 5 Things That Happened At Monday’s MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more

ONGC gets govt goahead to buy 80 in GSPC for Rs 7738

first_imgReuters fileState-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has won government approval for the acquisition of Gujarat State Petroleum Corp’s entire 80 per cent holding in a KG basin gas block for Rs 7,738 crore, news agency PTI reported on Friday.ONGC had in December last year agreed to buy entire 80 per cent interest in GSPC along with operatorship rights, in Deen Dayal West (DDW) gas field in Block KG-OSN-2001/3 of the Bay of Bengal for $995 million (Rs 6,443 crore).The company will also pay a part consideration of $200 million (Rs 1,295 crore) to GSPC towards acquisition rights for discoveries other than DDW field in the block, the report said.”A farm-in agreement was signed with GSPC on March 10, 2017 with economic data of March 31, 2017,” the report said, quoting from ONGC’s notes to its first quarter earning disclosure.During the April-June quarter of fiscal 2018, “Government of India has approved the acquisition of entire 80 per cent participating interest of GSPC along with operatorship rights,” the notes said, adding that ONGC will make payments to GSPC “on fulfilment of certain conditions precedent”.A company official said the deal is likely to be closed within one month.The PTI report said that ONGC will pay $995.26 million for three discoveries in the KG-OSN-2001/3 block that are under trial production since August 2014. Another $200 million will be paid for six other discoveries for which GSPC has been finalising an investment plan to bring them to production.Jubilant Offshore Drilling Pvt Ltd and Geo Global Resources (India) Inc hold 10 per cent stake in the block.GSPC had originally offered ONGC its 50 per cent stake in the block together with operatorship, but the state-owned firm was not interested. Subsequently, GSPC offered its entire 80 per cent stake in the block and ONGC on December 23 last year, the report said.GSPC held debt of Rs 19,716.27 crore as on March 31, 2015. It has so far made 9 gas discoveries in the Bay of Bengal block. Of these, three — KG-08, KG-17, KG-15 commonly known as Deendayal West (DDW) fields — have been approved for development.last_img read more

PHOTOS Woman places octopus on her face for a photoop gets bitten

first_imgPeople continue to surprise us with their antics every day even when we ask, “Can humans get any weirder?” As a testament to the above question, a woman from the United States reportedly ended up in a hospital after she put an octopus on her face for a photo op. She experienced a lot of pain when the octopus latched onto her skin and bit her twice.The incident took place on Friday when the 45-year-old women, identified as Jamie Bisceglia from Washington, was participating in a fishing derby near Tacoma Narrows Bridge.She came across fishermen in the area who had caught an octopus and she could not resist taking a photograph with it and enter the photo in the derby’s photography competition.Talking to Kiro 7, Jamie said, “It was a photo contest in the derby. So, crazy me, hindsight now and looking back, I probably made a big mistake.” “All of a sudden its beak entered my chin and my eyes popped open wide and they could all see that I was getting attacked, and the photos are taken at the moment it was attacking me,” Jamie recalled to Fox News.Jamie confessed that she did not go to the hospital until two days after the incident because she wanted to continue fishing at the derby.”I could tell I couldn’t swallow properly and I could tell when I opened my eyes it was kind of blurry, the left side of my face, my throat, my glands were swollen and it felt my left side of my face was paralysed,” said Jamie.A similar incident took place in May when a Chinese vlogger tried eating a live octopus for her audience but the octopus latched onto her face. The video which the woman uploaded showed her trying to pry the octopus from her face with as little pain as possible.last_img read more

Rohingya men stab 2 Bangladesh coast guards

first_imgNaikhangchhari Rohingya campTwo members of Bangladesh Coast Guard suffered injuries in an attack by Rohingya men at Noyapara Rohingya camp in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday evening, reports UNB.The injured are Md Faruk, 30, and Md Joynal, 28.Tipped off that yaba tablets were being sold, a team of plainclothes Coast Guard went to the room of Sadek at block-H of the camp to arrest the drug traders, said Lt commander Faizul Islam, commanding officer of Coast Guard’s Teknaf station.Noticing their presence, the Rohingya men swooped on the Coast Guard men and stabbed them, leaving two of them injured.The injured were first taken to the Upazila Health Complex and later shifted to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital.A deep injury mark was found in the chest of one of the injured while one ear of the other was almost severed, said duty doctor Shovan Das at the hospital.last_img read more

ALs political bankruptcy to be exposed in next election BNP

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirBangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said the next general election will expose that Awami League, not BNP, has become politically bankrupt, reports UNB.Speaking at a rally, he also alleged that the current government has taken position against the country’s people as it seriously fears them.”It’s Awami League, not BNP, has become politically bankrupt. It’ll be exposed which party has become bankrupt if the next election is held under a neutral administration,” the BNP leader said.Chittagong district and city units BNP jointly arranged the rally in front of the party office in the city’s Kazirdewri area demanding the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Mirza Abbas, Abdul Moyeen Khan and Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, among others, addressed the rally with party city unit president Shahdat Hossain in the chair.Fakhrul said the government has snatched democracy and people’s all democratic rights, including, voting and freedom of expression ones, to cling to power with its repressive acts.Describing Khaleda as ‘mother of democracy’, he said the government has put her in jail in a ‘false’ corruption case only to keep her away from politics and next polls.He said the government is not willing to hold the 11th parliamentary polls under a neutral government fearing that it will not be able return to power.Fakhrul said they have repeatedly been urging the government to engage in talks to resolve the country’s crisis and hold the next polls in a credible manner. “But the government is trying to suppress its opponents with repressive acts instead of taking any initiative for talks.”He called upon all to get united to restore democracy and people’s rights through a strong movement.last_img read more

Tillerson expresses concern about atrocities in Rakhine

first_imgUS secretary of state Rex Tillerson speaks to staff members at the US Mission to the UN on 26 October 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland. AFPUS secretary of state Rex Tillerson urged Myanmar’s army chief Thursday to help end the violence in Rakhine state that has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee.In a phone call with Min Aung Hlaing, Tillerson expressed “concern about the continuing humanitarian crisis and reported atrocities in Rakhine”, according to a statement by State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert.“The Secretary urged Burma’s security forces to support the government in ending the violence in Rakhine state and allowing the safe return home of those displaced during this crisis, especially the large numbers of ethnic Rohingya,” she added, using Myanmar’s former name.More than 600,000 members of the minority Muslim group have fled across the border into Bangladesh in an intensifying crisis that began in late August.Militant attacks on Myanmar security forces in Rakhine sparked a major army crackdown on the group, who are labelled illegal Bengali immigrants by most Burmese.Tillerson, who paid a visit to Myanmar’s giant neighbor India earlier this week, urged the military in his phone call to facilitate humanitarian aid for those who have been displaced.He also told the army to “cooperate with the United Nations to ensure a thorough, independent investigation into all allegations of human rights abuses and violations and to ensure accountability,” said the statement.Washington announced on Monday it was pushing for targeted sanctions against officers from the Myanmar army involved in violence while withdrawing invitations to senior members of the security forces to visit the US, and ending travel waivers.The move came after Tillerson had said the US holds Myanmar’s military leadership “accountable” for the refugee crisis, drawing a distinction with Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government.Tillerson warned last week the world won’t stand and “be witness to the atrocities that have been reported,” adding that the military must be disciplined and “restrained.”Min Aung Hlaing has consistently defended his forces against accusations of having committed atrocities.“One-sided statements and accusations against Myanmar and security members over the terror attacks of extremist Bengalis in the west of Rakhine State are totally untrue,” he said in a post on his Facebook page Tuesday.Supporters say Rohingyas have been systematically deprived of basic rights over decades in majority Buddhist Myanmar.In the latest crackdown, Myanmar’s security forces have fired indiscriminately on unarmed civilians, including children, and committed widespread sexual violence, according to UN investigators.last_img read more

Philippine president slammed for calling God stupid

first_imgIn this Tuesday, 11 June 2018, file photo, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte gestures while addressing the crowd at the 120th Philippine Independence Day celebrations south of Manila, Philippines. President Duterte, notorious for having insulted the pope and former US president Barack Obama, has sparked outrage for calling God `stupid` in Asia`s bastion of Catholicism. Photo : APThe Philippine president, notorious for having cursed the pope and world leaders like former US president Barack Obama, has sparked new outrage by calling God “stupid” in Asia’s largest Catholic country.Opposition Sen Antonio Trillanes IV shot back Monday by describing president Rodrigo Duterte as “one evil man” and his remarks as “very much consistent with the deceitfulness, heartlessness and ruthlessness of his policies.” Even some of Duterte’s political allies were critical.A Catholic Bishop, Arturo Bastes, called the president a “madman” and urged Filipinos to pray for an end to Duterte’s “blasphemous utterances and dictatorial tendencies.””Duterte’s tirade against God and the Bible reveals again that he is a psychological freak, a psychopath, an abnormal mind who should have not been elected as president of our civilized and Christian nation,” Bastes said.Another bishop, Ruperto Santos, said the president had crossed a line.Duterte questioned in a televised speech Friday the Biblical story of man’s creation and asked why God created Adam and Eve only to allow them to succumb to temptation that destroyed their purity.”Who is this stupid God? This son of a bitch is then really stupid,” said the 73-year-old leader, known for his rambling public statements. “How can you rationalise a God? Do you believe?”Duterte lamented that Adam and Eve’s sin in Christian theology resulted in all the faithful falling from divine grace. “You were not involved but now you’re stained with an original sins … What kind of a religion is that? That’s what I can’t accept, very stupid proposition,” he said.Sen Panfilo Lacson, a former national police chief, said he has often backed Duterte’s policies, but after the president’s utterances against God “to whom I pray every single day and with whom I’ve found solace and comfort in all my difficult times, I don’t even have to think of my choice.””May my God forgive him and make him atone for all his sins,” Lacson said.Duterte’s spokesman defended his remarks, saying the president has the right to express his opinion on religion and cited his previous disclosure that he was once sexually abused as a student by a priest.Duterte stressed that right in another speech Monday. “Why do you bind me with something very stupid? I was given my own mind by God.”Duterte shocked Filipino Catholics in 2015 when he cursed visiting Pope Francis for having triggered a monstrous traffic in Manila. He later apologised, but has repeatedly lashed out at bishops and the dominant Catholic church, which has criticised his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs.Obama, who also raised alarm over the drug killings under Duterte, was also a target of the Philippine leader’s tongue-lashing. He once said the American leader should “go to hell.”The former longtime city mayor has repeatedly declared he does not care about human rights and has threatened drug dealers and other criminals with death. He warned he would withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations after its human rights experts called for an independent investigation into extrajudicial killings under his rule. He described the world body as hypocritical for failing to prevent genocides worldwide.last_img

City Council Supports Mayors Proposal To Reform Houstons Pension System

first_imgListen Al OrtizAt the end of the Council’s meeting, Mayor Sylvester Turner thanked the City Council for supporting his plan to reform the pension system and said it means “a great deal to the people in this city and to every single employee.”The Houston City Council passed a resolution of support for Mayor Sylvester Turner’s proposal to reform the city’s pensions system.The debate on Turner’s proposal began with Council Member Michael Kubosh saying he wanted to delay the vote by using a procedure called tagging.Turner emphatically addressed Kubosh, saying that all members of the council had been thoroughly briefed on the plan.He added that credit rating agencies, the Greater Houston Partnership and others had also been properly informed.Turner also made a point of the fact that no Houstonian has spoken against the proposal at the council’s public sessions.After he heard those arguments, Kubosh decided not to tag the vote.During the rest of the debate, several council members praised the way Turner has approached the pension reform.“It’s been transparent, it’s been thorough. If you don’t have the information, ask the questions, because everybody is open and honest. I’ll be proud to vote for you on this, I’ll be proud to support you three years from now ’cause no one, no one, could have gotten this done,” said Council Member Dave Martin, who represents District E.However, Council Member Mike Knox, who holds the At Large-Position 1, was not on board.“This is in fact political theater. It’s not necessary for you to have this resolution to carry this legislation to Austin,” noted Knox, who elaborated on why he is critical of the process the mayor used to design the pension reform.“We’ve not been a participant in the negotiations or any other aspect of this plan,” Knox added “and so we must rely on a proposed piece of legislation that has yet to be written.”Knox was the only council member that voted against the plan.After the council’s meeting Turner expressed his gratitude saying “it was a very strong vote and on a very tough, complicated issue that means a great deal to the people in this city and to every single employee.”The next step is that members of the Texas Legislature introduce bills based on the plan supported by the council.The mayor says he is optimistic the proposal will pass in Austin.However, State Sen. Paul Bettencourt remains skeptical.He insists that he wants more information about how the city and its employees would negotiate adjustments to the pension system if the annual costs are higher than the limits they had agreed on.“There’s going to be a huge question mark.  I mean, at this point in time, without those key events, you know, the data points, I couldn’t vote for it at this point because I don’t even know what I’m voting on,” Bettencourt said.The legislative session will start next January. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /02:33 Sharelast_img read more

MYO armband to muscle into computer control w video

first_imgMYO armbands The next interface: Electrical fields, MGC3130, and your hand (w/ Video) © 2013 Phys.org More information: getmyo.com/ Explore further (Phys.org) —”Wave goodbye to camera-based gesture control.” That is the confident directive coming from a one-year-old Waterloo, Ontario, startup called Thalmic Labs. The company is prepared to ship its next batch of wearable-computing armbands for device controls early next year. The $149 armbands called MYO do not require cameras in order to track hand or arm movements. The armbands can wirelessly control and interact with computers and other digital consumer products by recognizing the electric impulses in users’ muscles.center_img “We work day and night,” said one team member, and their steadfastness is fed by a notion that the MYO could revolutionize the way people interact with technology. Thalmic Labs said they are accepting pre-orders for the second shipment of MYOs shipping early 2014. The MYO is worn around the forearm; its purpose is to control computers, phones, and other devices, sending the data via Bluetooth. Windows and Mac operating systems are supported and APIs will be available for iOS and Android.Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE) is used for the MYO to communicate with the paired devices. (Bluetooth version 4.0 is the most recent version of Bluetooth wireless technology. It includes a low-energy feature promoted as good news for developers and manufacturers of Bluetooth devices and applications—enabling markets for devices that are low-cost and operate with low-power wireless connectivity.)The MYO specs include on-board, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and an ARM processor. Also part of the mix are the company’s proprietary muscle-activity sensors and a six-axis inertial measurement unit.A user’s gestures and movements are actually detected in two ways: muscle activity and motion sensing. The Thalmic team says that when sensing the muscle movements of the user, the MYO can detect changes down to each individual finger. Also, when tracking arm and hand positions, the MYO picks up subtle movements and rotations in all directions.Right now, as indicated in their newly released video of the company, Thalmic Labs hopes for greater things for MYO via a developer community. They expect an official developer program to be up and running in the next few months. They pride themselves in groundbreaking technology, as a team with specialties from electrical engineering to embedded system design. Nonetheless, they are looking to developers for innovative ideas in applications. Citation: MYO armband to muscle into computer control (w/ video) (2013, April 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-04-myo-armband-muscle-video.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Marvels of cinema on stage

first_imgRaising the issue of gender equality in cinema, Arth made an extraordinary impact back in 1980s. This semi-autobiographical film directed by Mahesh Bhatt in 1982 changed the face of Indian cinema forever and is back with a bang as a theatrical production. After the recent success of   his plays The Last Salute and Trial of Errors which also launched his latest protégé Imran Zahid, the duo are now pairing up again for the dramatic adaptation of Arth Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’.Bhatt feels that Arth was a classic film that raised the issue of gender equality way back in the 80’s. ‘The film looked at the issue of women emancipation like no Indian dramatic work ever has. No one has been able to better what Arth highlighted in the world of movies or in theatre. I think the 21st century India needs to be experience the theme of Arth through theatre’ says the filmmaker ahead of translating the screenplay for the stage. Arth was way ahead of its time and Bhatt feels that subject will strike a chord even with today’s generation. It looked at the bold subject of extra marital relationships was also remembered for its memorable soundtrack. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixBelieving that the fabric of society has not gone under a complete change over the yearsm the director adds, ‘The issues with regards to our society that were raised in Arth are relevant in even in todays times. Theater has given me an entirely new outlet and after staging two successful plays The Last Salute and Trial of Errors I took this decision.I think adapting such a piece of art into a theatrical adaptation will not be an easy task but I am ready for this test.  I feel this medium has help connecting with audience in all together different way,’ he adds.Delhi-based actor Imran Zahid , who earlier essayed the role of Muntadar Al Zaidiin The Last Salute and of journalist Rehan in Trial of Errors is all gearing up for this new assignment.‘Mahesh Bhatt is all set to recreate magic of film in a theatrical play. It’ll be a big challenge for me to play the lead but I am up for it,’ says Imran.last_img read more

Globus thanks agency partners You make a difference for us every day

first_imgGlobus thanks agency partners: “You make a difference for us every day” Tags: Globus Share Posted by Travelweek Group center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Airlines, tourist boards and travel agency groups were out in full force at the recent partner appreciation luncheon hosted by the Globus family of brands.An annual event that draws a big crowd, the lunch was led by Managing Director Stephanie Bishop, who thanked the company’s partners for their steadfast support. “You make such a difference for us every day,” said Bishop. “We appreciate all that you do for us.”The Globus family of brands has close to 70 people working with agents and suppliers across the country. “We really do try to always come to you with win-win solutions,” she said. “We really believe in partnership and in a two-way street.”Bishop thanked the company’s partners “from the bottom of our hearts” and said the company is looking forward to a productive 2017. Monday, January 23, 2017 last_img read more

Remembering Patrick Doherty beloved industry veteran

first_img Travelweek Group Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, April 6, 2017 Remembering Patrick Doherty, beloved industry veteran Share TORONTO — When referring to the dates on his tombstone, with the date of his birth on one end followed by a final date on the other, Patrick Joseph Doherty said what mattered most of all was “the dash between those years.”Wise words from the larger-than-life travel industry veteran who passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on March 27 at The Villages Regional Hospital near Ocala, Florida.Known by friends and colleagues as the “Redman”, Doherty was born in 1940 in Dublin, Ireland where he eventually worked as a young man in local shipping yards. Guided by his entrepreneurial spirit, he immigrated to Canada in 1968 and co-founded Alltour Marketing Support Services Ltd., the distribution partner of the Canadian travel industry. In the last quarter of his illustrious career, he joined Baxter Publishing where he established a multitude of partnerships that lasted well into his retirement.In his obituary, Doherty’s family spoke of his love of life, golf, travel and piano bars, and said no one was too insignificant for him to reach out with a friendly smile and say, “My pleasure to meet you!” He loved people of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, professions and interests.More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaDoherty was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, mentor, friend and business partner. He is pre-deceased by his wife of 40 years, Catherine (Dolly), and is survived by his sister, Mary O’Sullivan, and brother, Harry Doherty in Dublin, daughters Elizabeth, Martina and Sarah, sons-in-law Peter and Tony, grandchildren Nicole, Patrick, Celene, Reilly, Aidan, Ryan, Caleb and Gabriel, and great-grandchild Connor.A visitation will be held on April 9 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Glendale Memorial Gardens, 1810 Albion Road, Etobicoke, Ont. Funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on April 10 at Saint Peter’s Church, 100 Bainbridge Avenue, Vaughan, Ont. Cremation has already taken place. Arrangements in care of Glendale Memorial Gardens (416) 697-1803.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.last_img read more

Vincent Bolloré Telecom Italia executive director

first_imgVincent BolloréTelecom Italia executive director Marco Patuano is set to meet Vivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré today to discuss the future of the latter’s Brazilian telecom unit GVT, according to a report in Italian financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore.Telecom Italia has reportedly initiated talks with Vivendi following Telefónica’s move to acquire GVT, with Patuano and Bolloré already reported to have held discussions about the matter.Telefónica has offered to buy Vivendi’s Brazilian telecom unit GVT for BRL20.1 billion (€6.7 billion), comprising 60% cash and 40% in shares in Telefónica Brasil’s Vivo. Telefónica has also offered to give Vivendi the right to acquire 8.1% of Telecom Italia, in which Telefónica is the biggest single investor with a 14.8% stake, after the GVT deal is closed.last_img read more