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Scientists to spend years studying human impact on Canadas coastlinesScientists to spend years studying human impact on Canadas coastlines

first_imgVANCOUVER – The federal government plans to spend more than $50 million to collect data on Canada’s coastlines to help determine how humans are impacting marine ecosystems.Fisheries and Oceans Canada says in a release that scientists will spend the next several years collecting data from six areas where there is existing vessel traffic, or the potential for increased vessel traffic.The areas in the study include the Port of Vancouver and Port of Prince Rupert in B.C., the St. Lawrence Estuary in Quebec, the Port of St. John in New Brunswick, Placentia Bay in Newfoundland and Labrador and an undetermined location in the Arctic.Fisheries and Oceans says officials will look to Indigenous and coastal communities to determine what data should be collected in each area.The release says information gathered under the Coastal Environmental Baseline Program will help detect changes in the environment and determine the effects of human activityThe ministry says the data will also be used to make decisions that could impact sensitive marine habitat and species.last_img read more

Two Hamilton paramedics charged in 2017 death of Good SamaritanTwo Hamilton paramedics charged in 2017 death of Good Samaritan

first_imgTwo paramedics accused of failing to properly care for a 19-year-old Good Samaritan in Hamilton have been charged in the young man’s death, a move the first-responders’ union called a game-changer for the profession.Yosif Al-Hasnawi — described by police as a brave young man trying to do the right thing — was shot on Dec. 2, 2017 after he tried to help an older man who was being accosted by two men outside his mosque.Hamilton police charged one man with second-degree murder and another with accessory after the fact shortly after the incident. Niagara regional police were then called in to investigate the way paramedics handled the case.Witnesses alleged paramedics accused Al-Hasnawi of acting like his wounds were worse than they were, and that the first responders took too long to treat and transport the young man to hospital.After a seven-month investigation, two paramedics were arrested this week, police said Thursday.“This was a very difficult and challenging case for our investigators,” said Niagara regional police Chief Brryan MacCullock. “We recognize that this continues to be a very tragic situation for the family of the deceased and our thoughts and condolences certainly go out to them.”Steven Snively, 53, and Christopher Marchant, 29, have been charged with failure to provide necessaries of life. They were both released on a promise to appear in Hamilton court on Sept. 11, police said.The president of a union representing the paramedics said the two men would be “vigorously defending” themselves.“These precedent-setting criminal charges are game changers for our paramedic profession,” Mario Posteraro, of OPSEU Local 256 said in a statement. “We are confident that when the totality of the evidence is provided, they will be vindicated.”The Paramedic Association of Canada said it would be watching the “significant” case closely.“This truly is kind of unprecedented, in terms of a paramedic to be charged criminally,” said executive director Pierre Poirier. “Most of our health-care peers would be judged first by their regulatory college.”Al-Hasnawi’s mother welcomed the charges and said the paramedics needed to be held accountable.“They’re putting peoples lives in danger,” said Amal Alzurufi. “But now I feel like justice is being served for him.”Coping with the loss of her son has been horrible, she added.“It just hurts me, I have his pictures all over the house…it’s very hard,” she said. “I want everyone to remember Yosif for the good thing that he did.”Family friend Firas Al Najim said Al-Hasnawi’s father, who is separated from Alzurufi, also expressed relief at the new charges.“The paramedics are there to deal with you at a time of emergency…and you rely on them,” he said. “It was very disturbing…the way they treated a person who was in such a bad, severe situation and expressing his pain.”Al-Hasnawi’s father and two brothers filed a civil lawsuit in January against Hamilton’s paramedics, alleging they failed to properly treat the man and claiming that their family suffered extreme emotional and mental distress.The lawsuit also names Hamilton police, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and the two men charged with second-degree murder and accessory after the fact.A statement of claim provided by the family’s lawyer alleges that paramedics and police were negligent and incompetent when they failed to administer first aid or promptly transfer Al-Hasnawi to hospital. Allegations contained in the lawsuit seeking $10 million in compensation have not been proven in court.The Hamilton Paramedic Service said it was in the process of completing its own investigation into Al-Hasnawi’s case and couldn’t comment further.last_img read more

TSX closes lower as eurozone uncertainty rises in wake of weekend electionsTSX closes lower as eurozone uncertainty rises in wake of weekend elections

TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed slightly lower Monday after elections in France and Greece left questions about how new political leadership will affect the eurozone’s plans to deal with the crushingly-high debt loads borne by several governments.The S&P/TSX composite index ended trading off the worst levels of the session, down 10.58 points to 11,860.66 as advances in telecoms and utilities helped the index back from an earlier 85-point deficit. Losses were led by commodity stocks, which were particularly hard hit because of worries about worsening economic conditions in Europe and the U.S.The TSX Venture Exchange slipped 7.63 points to 1,397.42.The Canadian dollar had been negative early in the session as traders had avoided riskier assets like commodity-based currencies. But the currency closed up 0.25 of a cent to 100.7 as copper prices recovered some of the sharp declines of last week.U.S. markets were also well off early lows with the Dow Jones industrials down 29.74 points to 13,008.53.The Nasdaq composite index gained 1.42 points to 2,957.76 and the S&P 500 index rose 0.48 of a point to 1,369.58.Final results showed socialist leader Francois Hollande narrowly defeated incumbent Nicholas Sarkozy with 51.62 per cent of the vote, ending 17 years of right wing government in France. Hollande campaigned on the need for more growth-generating economic policies and less reliance on austerity.Many believe the austerity programs are necessary to keep bond investors from panicking about the possibility that more European nations will default or require bailouts.But investors were particularly worried by the election in Greece, which resulted in a split Parliament with no party likely to be able to form a government. The two parties that governed as a coalition for the past six months and pushed through tough austerity measures to secure crucial bailouts were pummelled to the benefit of more extreme parties of the right and left.The socialist Pasok party suffered the biggest retreat. Its share of the vote collapsed from around 43 per cent in the last election in 2009 to a little over 13 per cent.“The lack of a coalition between Greece’s Pasok and New Democracy creates the unanswerable question of ‘What happens next?,’” observed BMO Capital Markets senior economist Jennifer Lee.“Both pro-austerity parties only won 32 per cent of the ballots so (they) need to woo the other parties to have a coalition, but that’s not going to be easy.”A period of uncertainty looms for the bailed-out country, which is in its fifth year of recession and has over half its youth out of work following big spending cuts and tax increases in return for crucial international bailout funds.Mining and energy companies led declines after crude lost more than seven per cent and copper almost three per cent last week amid worries about slowing economic conditions.Demand concerns continued to pressure oil with the June contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange down 55 cents to US$97.94 a barrel. The energy sector lost 0.42 per cent and Canadian Oil Sands (TSX:COS) declined 31 cents to $21.61 and Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY) fell 52 cents to $17.26.The base metals sector declined almost three per cent as copper gained five cents to US$3.77 a pound. Mercator Minerals (TSX:ML) lost 11 cents to 91 cents and Thompson Creek Minerals (TSX:TCM) was down 90 cents or 16.3 per cent to $4.61.The gold sector surrendered early gains to lose 1.45 per cent while bullion moved down $6.10 to US$1,639.10 an ounce. IamGold Corp. (TSX:IMG) faded 31 cents to $11.16 while Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) lost 50 cents to $35.93.The tech sector was also a drag with declines led by Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM), down another 21 cents to $11.75. The loss follows a plunge of almost 14 per cent last week despite having revealed an early version of its new BlackBerry 10 operating system.Telecoms and utilities were positive by mid-afternoon with BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) ahead 46 cents to $40.88 while TransAlta (TSX:TA) added 21 cents to $16.63. Banks also lent support with Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) up 81 cents to $53.59.The TSX tumbled three per cent last week amid soft manufacturing data from China and a disappointing employment report Friday from the U.S. Worries about a deepening economic malaise in Europe has been further bad news for a resource intensive market like the TSX.“The European economy is the biggest in the world when you put all those countries together,” said Gareth Watson, vice president at GMP Richardson Limited.“And if they are basically now in recession, you have the trifecta working against you in a commodity-based market.”The earnings calendar was light Monday with Cargojet Inc. (TSX:CJT) reporting that net income dropped to $30,000 or nil per share in the three months ended March 31. That compares to $1.3 million or 16 cents per share a year ago. Revenues weakened to $40.1 million from $41.1 million in the comparable period first-quarter results were affected by a continuation of declining volumes in its key overnight cargo services. Its shares slipped 15 cents to $8.The earnings pace picks up later in the week when food company Loblaw (TSX:L) and its majority share owner George Weston (TSX:WN) reports on Tuesday, home improvement retailer Rona (TSX:RON), HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) pipeline company Enbridge (TSX:ENB) and Tim Hortons (TSX:THI) hand in earnings on Wednesday. Ahead of the report, Tim Hortons shares closed up 75 cents to $57.91, its highest price ever. Tim Hortons stock has surged 17 per cent this year. And insurer Sun Life Financial (TSX:SU) and Canadian Tire (TSX:CTC.A) report earnings on Thursday. TSX closes lower as eurozone uncertainty rises in wake of weekend elections by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted May 7, 2012 4:41 pm MDT read more

Delaware Supreme Court overturns judges ruling that put ActivisionVivendi deal on holdDelaware Supreme Court overturns judges ruling that put ActivisionVivendi deal on hold

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a judge’s ruling that delayed the $8.2 billion sale of Vivendi’s majority stake in Activision Blizzard Inc. back to the video game maker and an investor group led by CEO Bobby Kotick and co-chairman Brian Kelly.The ruling clears the way for the deal to proceed before Tuesday’s deadline.Barely an hour after the court heard oral arguments, Chief Justice Myron Steele announced that the court had unanimously determined that the deal does not require the approval of Activision’s minority shareholders, as a Court of Chancery judge had ruled last month.“The stock purchase agreement here contested is not a merger, business combination or similar transaction,” Steele said, using disputed language from Activision’s corporate charter that was at the heart of the legal fight.Activision shares closed up 77 cents, or 4.7 per cent, at $17.05 Thursday. The stock price has risen by more than 50 per cent over the past year, reaching a 52-week high of $18.43 in July shortly after the deal was announced.Vivendi SA, a French media conglomerate that owns 61 per cent of Activision, announced in July that it would sell most of its stake in the video game company, the maker of “World of Warcraft” and “Call of Duty,” in an effort to improve Vivendi’s balance sheet.Santa Monica, Calif.-based Activision would buy $5.83 billion worth of its shares at $13.60 apiece, while the investor group led by Kotick and Kelly would purchase another $2.34 billion worth.The deal would leave Vivendi with a 12 per cent stake in Activision, while the investor group would control 24.9 per cent. The rest of the shares would be traded on the stock market.The proposed transaction, which carries an Oct. 15 termination date, was derailed after a lone Activision shareholder filed a last-minute, class-action complaint last month, asking for a temporary restraining order and arguing that minority shareholders should be allowed to vote on the deal because it amounted to a business combination or similar transaction involving Vivendi.“This is a complicated transaction,” shareholder attorney Michael Hanrahan argued Thursday. He noted that the stock purchase agreement involves a shell holding company and hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks known as net operating loss carry forwards, making it far more complicated than a straight share repurchase by Activision.But attorneys for Activision and Vivendi argued that the Chancery Court judge erred in ruling that the deal fell within the scope of language in Activision’s charter calling for a minority shareholder vote on certain transactions involving the company and Vivendi. They also said the judge was wrong to convert the shareholder’s motion for a temporary restraining order into a request for a preliminary injunction, which he then granted.“The lower court order has stopped this deal in its tracks,” said attorney William Savitt, arguing Thursday that the deal was little more than a share repurchase by Activision.Attorneys for Activision and Vivendi had warned that the deal could fall apart after Tuesday’s deadline, even though financing for the transaction remains in place through mid-December. Delaware Supreme Court overturns judge’s ruling that put Activision-Vivendi deal on hold by Randall Chase, The Associated Press Posted Oct 10, 2013 11:30 am MDT read more

Punchless Pack pushed further back after puntfilled lossPunchless Pack pushed further back after puntfilled loss

MINNEAPOLIS — When Aaron Jones crossed the goal line early in the second quarter, capping a 75-yard drive that gave Green Bay a 14-7 lead at Minnesota, the Packers again put themselves in favourable position for a victory on the road against a winning team.That’s a formula coach Mike McCarthy’s backsliding bunch has yet to figure out this year.Unlike so many of his past teams with Aaron Rodgers at the helm, these Packers just keep on stumbling down the stretch. Now they’ll probably need a perfect finish to squeeze into the playoffs.Kirk Cousins passed for 342 yards and three touchdowns without a turnover for the Vikings, who overtook the depleted Packers for a 24-17 victory on Sunday .“We’ll see what we’re made of for the last five weeks,” Rodgers said. “Are we going to stick together through these tough times, or are we going to start splintering? I’d like to think that the leadership is in place that we can stick together through whatever happens, but these five weeks will show it.”The Packers went three and out on their first possession, only because Davante Adams accidentally stepped out of bounds before making what would’ve been a chain-moving catch on third down. Then Rodgers finished the second drive with a vintage back-shoulder touchdown throw to Adams , before Jones raced around left end on a crack toss sweep that Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said afterward was a perfect call for the defensive play he had dialed up.But the Packers went three-and-out the next time they had the ball and didn’t score again until a field goal with 2:20 left in the fourth quarter. Over their final seven possessions, they punted five times and had a turnover on downs when Jones was stopped on fourth-and-inches midway through the third quarter at their 44-yard line. On that final drive, Adams had what would’ve been a touchdown catch on third-and-1 at the 20 slip through his hands.“Our third down has been our black eye,” McCarthy said.The Packers (4-6-1) fell into 10th place in the NFC. They were beaten up, mentally and physically, by this five-game slog with losses on the road against the Rams (10-1), Patriots (8-3), Seahawks (6-5) and Vikings (6-4-1) when they were either tied or leading as late as the third quarter in each of those four games.The schedule softens, with four losing teams on the slate: home games against the Cardinals (2-9), Falcons (4-7) and Lions (4-7) and a trip to play the Jets (3-8) following a rematch with the NFC North-leading Bears (8-3) on the road. There’s a legitimate question, though, about whether the Packers have enough steam left to win out like they did in 2016 with six straight victories to win the division at 10-6 and reach the NFC championship game.“I knew we had a tough stretch. Four really tough places to play,” Rodgers said. “I didn’t think we’d go 1-4 on that stretch, but that’s where we’re at. We’re here: 4-6-1. We have to win our last five, and even that might not be enough.”This will be the first time since Rodgers took over as the starter in 2008 that the Packers don’t reach double-digit wins in the regular season when Rodgers doesn’t miss any games to injuries. They were 7-9 in 2017 and 8-7-1 in 2013 when Rodgers broke his collarbone. They were 6-10 in 2008.The injuries are the most tangible reason why the Packers might not be able to recover to reach the playoffs this year. Already missing several starters, they saw left tackle David Bakhtiari, left guard Lane Taylor, wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, wide receiver/kick returner Trevor Davis and safety Kentrell Brice all leave the game with injuries.The Packers, though, have been missing that mojo they’ve had so often in the Rodgers era all year long. This was their season low in points (14) and yards (254).“Sitting on the sideline, we kept asking ourselves why we’re so unlucky,” said Jones, who had 93 total yards on 20 touches.He added: “You can tell the guys in this locker room want it. We want it more than anyone else, and we’re right there each and every game, but it feels like it gets taken from us.”___More AP NFL coverage: and Campbell, The Associated Press read more

Water coming back on in Dublin but three nights of restrictions toWater coming back on in Dublin but three nights of restrictions to

first_imgTHE WATER SUPPLY is returning to normal in the greater Dublin area this morning following the second night of restrictions by local authorities.Despite warnings in advance, the water shortage is not believed to have affected emergency services last night on what is usually one of the busiest nights of the year for call-outs. However businesses have strongly criticised the length and the timing of the restrictions.Dublin City Council has said that the situation will be reviewed daily but that restrictions will remain in place until at least Monday. The Council said engineers are ‘working around the clock’ to identify the cause of the problem and to mitigate the effects.(Pic: @CamdenKitchen/Twitter)Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has said that the communication of the problem “could have been handled better”.He said the problem was one that engineers have not “seen or experienced before” and that while “everything possible” is being done, he could not guarantee that the restrictions will be lifted by next Monday.The water restriction lasts from 8 o’clock at night until 7 o’clock in the morning, but Dublin City Council has warned that it takes some time for water to return to all areas, depending on their location.Local authorities have stressed that there is no problem with the quality of drinking water but advised that water may appear cloudy or white due to air in the water supply.Popular Dublin restaurant Camden Kitchen tweeted a photograph (above) showing the colour of tap water just before the water supply was switched off.Dublin City Council, which has been giving information on behalf of the four local authorities involved said the serious production problem at the Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant is ongoing.Were you affected by the water restrictions? Talk about it in the comments. Hogan: Communication of water restrictions could have been handled better > Council: Water will take time to come back – and may look cloudy > Read: Water restrictions cause outrage in the greater Dublin area >last_img read more

Un séisme entraîne lévacuation de 64000 personnes en ChineUn séisme entraîne lévacuation de 64000 personnes en Chine

first_imgUn séisme entraîne l’évacuation de 64.000 personnes en ChineLa province chinoise du Yunnan, dans le sud du pays, a été secouée hier après-midi par un séisme de magnitude 4,8 sur l’échelle de Richter. Des dizaines de milliers de personnes ont dû être évacuées.Comme le rapporte l’agence Chine Nouvelle, citant l’Institut de géophysique américain (USGS), c’est peu après 15h00 locales (07h00 GMT), que s’est produit le tremblement de terre. Aucune victime n’a été recensée, mais le séisme aurait détruit partiellement 680 maisons, tandis qu’une seule habitation s’est effondrée.D’après les médias chinois, les autorités ont entrepris l’évacuation de quelque 64.500 personnes vivant dans la région reculée du sud-ouest du pays qu’est la province du Yunnan. Plus inquiétant que destructeur, ce tremblement de terre dont l’épicentre a été localisé à environ dix kilomètres de profondeur, a rappelé à la population le terrible souvenir du séisme qui en 2008, avait fait au moins 80.000 morts dans le Sichuan, province du sud de la Chine. Le 2 février 2011 à 15:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Les sites de jeux illégaux officiellement bloquésLes sites de jeux illégaux officiellement bloqués

first_imgLes sites de jeux illégaux officiellement bloquésUn décret publié au Journal Officiel instaure depuis aujourd’hui le blocage de sites de paris ou de jeux d’argent et de hasard par leur DNS.Par blocage des noms de domaines (DNS), le texte interdit les sites de jeu en ligne reconnus coupables par la justice d’agir sans aucune autorisation. Un site illégal sera donc inaccessible par son adresse normale, ainsi que par son adresse IP. Les pratiques illégales seront contrôlées par l’Arjel (Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne) et bloqués ou non sur décision du tribunal de grande instance de Paris. Un blocage de plateforme en ligne peut également s’effectuer si celle-ci ne respecte pas la protection du droit d’auteur ou affiche des contenus pédopornographiques. Une simple décision formelle de la justice peut suffire à interdire l’accès au site, dans un de ces cas de figure. Ce décret, relatif aux modalités « d’arrêt de l’accès à des offres de paris ou de jeux d’argent et de hasard en ligne non autorisés », précise aussi que l’Arjel prendra en charge uniquement les surcoûts qu’engendrera un blocage, comme l’acquisition de serveurs DNS supplémentaires.Le 2 janvier 2012 à 17:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Kane on winning the World Cup Golden Boot Im extremely proudKane on winning the World Cup Golden Boot Im extremely proud

first_imgWhile the disappointment of coming so close to reaching the final with England may still be haunting him right now, Harry Kane was proud to have been able to prove himself at the World Cup by winning the Golden Boot award after scoring six goalsThe Tottenham striker has scored an incredible 105 goals in 139 appearances in the last four Premier League seasons and has managed to carry over that form in the Champions League, where he netted seven times in seven games.But following a disappointing Euro 2016 campaign, Kane arrived at the World Cup this summer determined to prove his worth as one of the greatest forwards in world football by firing England to their first final in the competition in 52 years.While he may have been just one round short of reaching the latter, Kane’s six goals at Russia saw him finish top of the scoring charts to claim the Golden Boot award.“I said before coming into this tournament that I wanted to prove I could do it on these stages,” said Kane, according to The Guardian.“The Euros were disappointing. If anything I wanted to prove to myself I could score at this level. I’ve scored at every other level and it was important I did that.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’m extremely proud and I’m sure I’ll look back in a few weeks’ time and take all these experiences in. It’s hard to do that now because we are still disappointed.”Kane’s scoring prowess was at full display in the group stages with a brace against Tunisia in England’s opening game before scoring a brilliant hat-trick against Panama.But the 24-year-old admitted that he leaves Russia with some regrets over unable to find the back of the net in England’s final three games.“It’s been a fantastic campaign for me personally and the team as well,” the England captain said.“But there’s still stuff I can improve on. Obviously, I can get better.“I feel like there have been games in this tournament when I could have done better but that’s all part of the learning curve.”last_img read more

Juventus announce squad for ICC tourJuventus announce squad for ICC tour

first_imgA record of seven consecutive Serie A titles and counting, Juventus head into this summer looking to continue their historic run this year and will begin their pre-season preparations with a challenging encounter against Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in the International Champions CupWhile they may be making history in Italy with seven successive league crowns and four straight domestic doubles, Juventus are aiming higher this year in finally winning the one piece of silverware that continues to elude them – the Champions League.And their hopes have undoubtedly been boosted by the timely arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid and the five-time Champions League winner is determined to deliver the crown to Turin.“As the president has told me, it’s not an obsession but a dream,” said Ronaldo.“I’m here to help Juventus make it come true. It’s possible.”But unfortunately, Juventus will have to make do without their record signing for their tour in America ahead of a testing schedule that will see them face Bayern, Benfica and finally Real Madrid.World Cup stars Mario Mandzukic, Marko Pjaca and Blaise Matuidi have all been given extra time off by head coach Massimiliano Allegri.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.But Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, Rodrigo Bentancur and Douglas Costa and Juan Cuadrado are injured.Juventus squad for International Champions CupGoalkeepers: Wojciech Szczesny, Mattia Perin, Carlo Pinsoglio, Mattia Del Favero,Defenders: Mattia De Sciglio, Giorgio Chiellini, Mehdi Benatia, Alex Sandro, Mattia Caldara, Andrea Barzagli, Joao Cancelo, Daniele Rugani, Pietro Beruatto, Roman Macek, Grigoris KastanosMidfielders: Miralem Pjanic, Sami Khedira, Claudio Marchisio, Emre Can, Leandro Fernandes, Matheus Pereira da Silva, Alessandro Di Pardo, Nicolo FagioliForwards: Federico Bernardeschi, Luca Clemenza, Stefano Beltrame, Andrea Favilli(as announced on the club website).last_img read more

Nuno Espirito Santo I learned from Mourinho at PortoNuno Espirito Santo I learned from Mourinho at Porto

first_imgWolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has revealed how much he learnt from Jose Mourinho when he played under him at Porto.Nuno Espirito Santo played under Jose Mourinho when he was in charge at Porto, and he helped the Manchester United boss win the UEFA Cup together in 2003 and the Champions League in 2004.After ending his playing career, Nuno became Porto manager for one season before he joined Wolves in 2017 and lead them to promotion.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“A lot. In that moment, what we had, the group of players we had, the way Mourinho manages and made us believe that it was possible to do what we did as a squad. We won everything, and it was absolutely fantastic.” Nuno told Sky Sports when asked what he learnt from Mourinho.“You take from everyone. When you have such success it’s because you do things right. Of course, you learn a lot as a player when you pay attention to managers when they speak to you.”last_img read more

Merson Arsenal allowing Ramsey to leave for free is a crimeMerson Arsenal allowing Ramsey to leave for free is a crime

first_imgEx-Arsenal star Paul Merson criticised the club’s poor management over Aaron Ramsey’s contract situation and fears that Mesut Ozil’s lucrative deal will make it difficult to attract top talentThe Gunners are set to lose Ramsey for nothing this summer, once his contract expires, after failed talks over an extension.The 28-year-old midfielder has since been strongly linked with a move to Serie A champions Juventus, who have confirmed their interest in bringing him to Italy.“Letting Ramsey leave is just bad, bad club management isn’t it,” Merson told Sky Sports Debate.“To let player contracts run out in this day and age for how much these players go for and how much they’re worth is criminal.“To let him leave the club and walk away for free, somebody in his prime leaving for nothing, it’s a football crime.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Merson also believes Arsenal will be hard pushed to sign a suitable replacement for Ramsey due to their decision to hand Ozil a new lucrative long-term contract for a weekly wage of £350,000 a week before tax.He added: “Now they have got to replace him and that will cost money but until the Ozil problem gets sorted out they are going to find it difficult to bring in players.“Because if they bid £50-60m for someone, the first thing the player will say is well I want what Ozil is getting.“And when the club says you aren’t getting that then the player will just say well I’m not coming then. And that is what happened with Ramsey.”Merson is a former midfielder who played for Arsenal from 1985 to 1997 and made 327 appearances across all competitions in the process.The 50-year-old won the English first division title twice at North London and was a part of the squad which won the European Cup in the 1993/94 season.last_img read more

All Clear for Turks and CaicosAll Clear for Turks and Caicos

first_imgOne thing we ought remember, is that although the tropical storm warning was discontinued for the TCI since 2pm, the DDME still has to do its checks to ensure that conditions are indeed safe, hence the all clear coming two hours later.    A Tropical Storm warning at 2pm today was discontinued for the Turks and Caicos Islands by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology.  Two hours earlier, at noon, the airports were reopened by the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority.  That was approximately the time that tropical storm force winds were predicted to dissipate, and they did.  Nearly all of Florida is under some kind of watch or warning and keeping to its peculiarity, Hurricane Matthew is, in at least two forecast models, expected to move up the south east coast, then make a turn or perhaps I should say a U-turn in the Atlantic and hit Miami.    If the storm does this, it will be much weaker forecasts are saying.    Currently, Hurricane Matthew is moving through The Bahamas chain of islands, expected to slam right into New Providence and Grand Bahama.  Those islands are as ready as can be and will experience Matthew by tonight.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 5, 2016 – Minutes to 4pm (Wednesday October 5, 2016) the ALL CLEAR was given for The Turks and Caicos and life as usual in these islands are officially resumed.  If you were looking for an epic encounter with dangerous, killer Hurricane Matthew then you are disappointed.  More sensible heads are grateful though for an uneventful encounter with the storm which has killed and destroyed and proven hard to chart, hard to read and uncommonly far reaching; nearly every country in the Atlantic & Caribbean had some brush with now Category three, Hurricane Matthew.   No damages were reported for the Turks and Caicos and the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies kept its command center and storm shelters opened from Monday into today.  Again, Turks and Caicos is no longer under Tropical Storm Warning and the ALL CLEAR is issued by the Turks and Caicos Islands Government.    Related Items:all clear given for tci, tropical storm warning discontinued for turks and caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Celebrity Fashion Magazines Collect Dust on NewsstandsCelebrity Fashion Magazines Collect Dust on Newsstands

first_imgIn Touch Weekly745,123905,092-17.7 U.S. News40,30431,640-35.1 Kiplinger’s30,73144,407-30.8 SmartMoney31,88649,133-35.1 Cosmopolitan1,616,908 1,753,732-7.8 Fast Company24,65930,085-18.0 BusinessWeek27,95329,917-6.6 People1,319,350 1,512,476-12.8 Star601,115701,318-14.3 W27,58334,917-21.0 Marie Claire263,444289,668-9.1 Harper’s Bazaar145,445167,291-13.1 In Style625,589783,254-20.1 Entertainment Weekly40,49440,1470.9 Money67,275101,770-33.9 Glamour589,665685,633-14.0 Life & Style478,788519,388-7.8 Fortune25,40935,789-29.0 Harvard Business Review27,25332,326-15.7 OK!398,360500,520-20.4center_img Newsweek64,86682,756-21.6 Vogue374,750385,500-2.8 Time100,38295,9504.6 Forbes27,17232,096-15.3 NEWSWEEKLIES20092008% CHNG FASHION20092008% CHNG BUSINESS/FINANCE20092008% CHNG Inc.26,00021,7756.9 Celebrity magazines didn’t fare much better on the newsstand. OK! magazine—which announced today that it is reducing its rate base to 800,000 from 900,000—saw newsstand sales fall 20.4 percent to 398,360 copies. Time Inc.’s Entertainment Weekly posted the only newsstand growth with single copy sales climbing a modest 0.9 percent. Overall circ., however, dropped 1.9 percent to 1,779,537.Although they don’t rely heavily on newsstand sales, the newsweekly and business/finance categories also saw their share of single copy losses. Money magazine, which actually sells a significant number of copies on the newsstand, saw single copy sales drop 33.9 percent to 67,275 (down from 101,770). Among the decliners in both categories, only BusinessWeek, The Economist and Inc. didn’t post double-digit declines.Among the gainers, The Week saw single copies skyrocket 131.3 percent, but up only to 4,209 copies from 1,820. U.S. News & World Report (although no longer technically a newsweekly) saw a 27.4 percent spike in newsstand sales while its overall circulation dropped 25.3 percent to 1,365,652 copies.Here’s a look at single copy sales, category-by-category, through the first six months (per ABC): Elle291,577332,167-12.2 The Economist62,49166,888-6.6 Lucky198,583237,750-16.5 Entrepreneur38,69242,981-10.0 The Audit Bureau of Circulations today released its long-awaited FAS-FAX report for the first half of 2009. Not surprisingly, preliminary numbers showed that, of the more than 500 magazines reporting, overall paid subscriptions were flat, up about half a percentage point.Single copy sales, meanwhile, were down 12 percent overall compared to the same six-month period last year. Notably, our beloved newsstand behemoths—celebrity and fashion titles—saw some of the biggest single copy declines. In the fashion category, Condé Nast’s W registered the biggest newsstand loss of the period, with single copy sales nosediving 21 percent (from 34,917 copies to 27,583). Time Inc.’s In Style followed closely with newsstand sales dropping 20.1 percent to 625,589. Condé Nast’s Vogue, the category’s newsstand powerhouse, saw single copy sales drop 7.8 percent to 1,616,908 copies. Allure190,333228,667-16.8 CELEBRITY20092008% CHNG Us Weekly843,479869,364-3.0 The Week4,2091,820131.3last_img read more

Full Show VP Pence Visits Houston And Contributions Of Houstons Sicilian ImmigrantsFull Show VP Pence Visits Houston And Contributions Of Houstons Sicilian Immigrants

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: On Friday’s Houston Matters: Vice President Mike Pence will meet with homeland security and border officials during his visit to Houston today. News 88.7’s Elizabeth Trovall is covering the visit, and joins us with details.Also this hour: We learn about the contributions of Sicilian immigrants to Houston history and culture ahead of a walking tour of a neighborhood where many settled.Plus, When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. Then, author Josh Frank, talks about his love of the Marx brothers and his journey through the history of the film that never was.We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share Xcenter_img 00:00 /51:00 last_img read more


first_imgHappy Thanksgiving to all of you with much love.  I hope your Thanksgiving Day and weekend will be all you want it to be.  I know after Thanksgiving Day we will all still be eating turkey. I know you are. It is going to be leftovers for turkey salad, turkey sandwich, turkey casserole, turkey stew, turkey soup and if anything is left, just freeze the damn thing.The Banderleros Motorcycle Club of Baltimore, Md. is hosting their Anniversary Party on Nov. 25, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Supreme Ballroom restaurant and banquet hall, 7830 Philadelphia Road in Rosedale, Maryland; music by DJ Mike Jones and free food. For ticket information call Kendell at 443-383-1225. Tell him I told you.Now that you have stuffed your face with turkey and all the trimmings, it is time to go out and dance the calories off at a good dance party. We are going to start off with an “Old School Black Friday Extravaganza” hosted by four fantastic guys I know: DJ Sugar Chris, DJ Mike Jones, DJ Diamond and who else but, Tee Shirt Brian. The event will take place at the Patapsco Arena, 3301 Annapolis Road on Nov. 24, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. It is BYOF (bring your own food, picnic style) but, it is a cash bar. For ticket information, call 410-262-6604 or 443-525-5016.DJ Sugar Chris and DJ Mike Jones, Baltimore’s premiere, famous and in high demand DJ’s, are doing their thing this weekend for two big events. They are the best of the bestYou can get things started every Thursday by going to the American Legion Hall, 4424 Painters Mill Road in Owings Mills, Md. They are calling it Thirsty Thursdays Happy Hour. There is no cover and the drinks are cheeeeeeeeeaaap! And they are serving hot steamed crabs with DJ Mike Jones playing the music. Honey child, behave yourself!John and Eartha Lamkin with the John Lamkin Sacred Jazz Sextet will perform on Nov. 26, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at “An Die Musik,” a beautiful night club located at 409 N. Charles Street in Baltimore.Now, if you prefer your entertainment a little more low key (no line dancing), then check out The John Lamkin Sacred Jazz Sextet, featuring Eartha Lamkin and the Lamkin Voices. Also featuring: John Lamkin II on trumpet and Flugelhorn, Craig Alston on Saxophones, Martin Lamkin on Trombone, Todd Simon on piano, Kris Fun on bass, John Lamkin III on drums. vocals as well as many other singers such The Lamkin musical experience also features: Lillian Dupree, Lynda Harris, Christina Lamkin and Lolitta Lamkin. My goodness gracious! It sounds like a family affair in music to me. You got to go and check this out on Nov. 26, 5 p.m-7 p.m. at An Die Musik, 409 N. Charles Street.In memory of a fine young man, Sgt. Kendell K. Frederick, who was barely 21, died serving his country and received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The family hosted a bridge dedication ceremony in his memory this week. God bless him and his family.There is one more thing I want to tell you about before I send out my birthday wishes; there will be a big holiday celebration with many artists playing Motown and more, an event appropriately called, “Motown and More.” The celebration will return to Westminster, Md., with a full evening of holiday cheer, gift shopping, holiday snacks, a wreath display and auction. Also classic Motown tunes live on stage honoring such artists as: The Temptations “Silent Night” and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer; The Jackson 5’s, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, Stevie Wonder’s “Someday at Christmas; Nat King Cole’s, “The Christmas Song”; Eartha Kitt’s “Santa Baby” just to name a few. Take a new unwrapped item for donation to the Salvation Army, Toys, gloves, scarves, anything for young people this season. This event will take place on Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster, Md. For more information, go .Before I leave you, I want to extend a happy birthday to some special people in my life: to my son and daughter, Kelvin and Karen Atkinson; Dr. Elaine Simon, Greg Hatza, Big Jim, Robert Shahid, Milton Dugger, Eleanor Massie and Charles Faison. And if I did not mention you, it is only because I didn’t remember, due to the fact it is my birthday too and I will be 74 years old on Nov. 27, and the memory is not as good as it use to be. So on that note, I got to go. But, remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at Until the next time, I’m musically yours.last_img read more

Sorry Fire Emblem Warriors Super Mario Odyssey is HereSorry Fire Emblem Warriors Super Mario Odyssey is Here

first_imgStay on target Fire Emblem Warriors, the next big Nintendo Switch game, is here! While a proper entry in the strategy RPG series is slated to hit the console/handheld hybrid next year, right now Switch owners can play this Dynasty Warriors-inspired spin-off featuring all their favorite tactic waifus and husbandos. We just got the game here at, so why aren’t we really reviewing it? Well, we’re just too busy with the next next big Nintendo Switch game: Super Mario Odyssey.Until next Thursday, all we can say about Super Mario Odyssey is that we have it and are playing it. But as you might expect, Mario’s biggest 3D adventure yet has been devouring all of our attention when it comes to gaming and specifically gaming on Nintendo Switch. That’s left us with little time to test out the Marth musou mashup of Fire Emblem Warriors.Granted, this is totally an inside baseball problem. While those of us in the gaming press got both codes at once, consumers will have a little more breathing room. Fire Emblem Warriors is out today whereas Super Mario Odyssey doesn’t drop until next Friday. That gives you a week to get the anime sword-swinging out of your system before heading over to New Donk City.AdChoices广告Still, putting out Fire Emblem Warriors so close to Super Mario Odyssey feels like a mistake, almost like the game is being sent out to die. Fire Emblem isn’t nearly as niche as it used to be, but it’s still not nearly as big as Mario. I understand Nintendo wants to get as many high-profile Switch games on store shelves as possible before the holiday shopping season. But the spacing still seems too close. There’s also a New Nintendo 3DS version of Fire Emblem Warriors but given how well Hyrule Warriors ran on 3DS compared to Wii U, Nintendo probably won’t mind if you just forgot that version existed.Throughout the year Nintendo has been great about putting out one huge first-party Switch game every month, from ports like Mario Kart and Pokken to new games like Arms and Splatoon 2. In Japan, Fire Emblem Warriors fit in the schedule since it released at the end of September. Maybe localization efforts prevented a simultaneous worldwide release, but even just having a two-week gap between this and Mario seems preferable to a mere one-week gap.But despite all this, I have managed to play a little Fire Emblem Warriors in-between all the Mario hat hi-jinx. It’s not enough for a fair review, but I might as well tell you what I think so far while you’re here. First off, the game looks gorgeous, like the high-quality cutscenes of the 3DS games but playable. Being able to choose between 1080p 30fps or 720p 60fps is an appreciated touch. And while the voice acting is straight-up anime dub obnoxious, the sheer amount of it gives the game a nice level of production value.Again, I’ve yet to play much of this game, so right now the gameplay has just consisted of the brainless slashing combat, crowd-management, and territory control of other musou games. The different characters (mostly taken from recent hits Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates) play somewhat differently depending on their class. Shooting hordes of dudes on-foot with a bow as Takumi doesn’t feel like swinging Camilla’s axe from the back of a dragon. And characters have splashy combos and super attacks that even include the zoom-in on the focused steely eyes from traditional Fire Emblem.But what will really make or break Fire Emblem Warriors for me is how much of traditional Fire Emblem intelligence shows up in-between the dumb brawls. The menus all look and sound right, and there are options for classic Fire Emblem permadeath. The weapon triangle still plays a role. As you swap between different characters on the battlefield, leveling up every so often, you can also link them together, although it unfortunately doesn’t lead to a marriage. But while the game does apparently have some of the larger macro turn-based strategy elements that make Fire Emblem so beloved, I’ve yet to encounter them in my admittedly super brief playtime.Fire Emblem Warriors also just represents some recent Nintendo trends I’m not super thrilled about. Fire Emblem Awakening was utterly incredible, and I’m as happy about its success saving the franchise as anyone. But Nintendo’s tripling down on the series since then has looked a little desperate. Three versions of Fire Emblem Fates! Fire Emblem mobile! Way more obnoxious anime horniness! Super expensive collector’s edition with loads of DLC!Also, both this and Hyrule Warriors lean on fan service to compensate for how the simplistic gameplay of Dynasty Warriors just doesn’t compare to the deep action-adventure and strategy gameplay of The Legend of Zelda and Fire Emblem, respectively. While those worlds and characters are great, I’d hate for the lesson from these spin-offs to be that fans care more about that set-dressing than what really makes those games so good, at least in my opinion.However, I must stress that I haven’t played nearly enough Fire Emblem Warriors to deliver anything close to a final verdict. So if you’re still interested, seek out writers who have. Meanwhile, I’m going to go play more Super Mario Odyssey.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesView as: One Page Slides1/51. Mario can capture the souls of the living in fake New York and fake Mexico in Super Mario Odyssey.2. FIFA 18 on Switch is a soccer sim for the home and on the go.3. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is an X-COM-style strategy game featuring two franchises you’d never think would cross over.4. Salmon Run is the new co-op mode in Nintendo’s paintball team shooter Splatoon 2.5. Fire Emblem Warriors is Dynasty Warriors but with all of your favorite anime husbands and wives.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch last_img read more

A Look at the GlobalApps Scene and Why You Should CareA Look at the GlobalApps Scene and Why You Should Care

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 5 min read Register Now » October 1, 2012 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The apps-creation craze may be thoroughly embedded in the U.S. tech scene, but, on the other side of the world, young would-be entrepreneurs are not only paying attention, they’re becoming rivals.Tasnim Al Khaldi, a recent graduate from Al Ain University in Abu Dhabi, is leaving college with both a degree and an app under her arm. After taking a crash course in app creation, she and a classmate Ruba Awadallah finalized iMonitor — an app that can send text message warnings to parents when their teens drive faster than posted speed limits — and submitted it to the Nokia App University Challenge in the United Arab Emirates.“I had no past experience in mobile application development or in the tools that I used to develop the app,” says Al Khaldi, 21, who studied software engineering in a school.So why the sudden burst of inspiration?The promise of prize money, along with mentorship opportunities or research assistance for starters.Related: Local App Competitions Fuel Tech Startups Mobile phone makers such as Research in Motion and Samsung as well as telecom operators like Etisalat in the UAE and Saudi Telecom Company are trying to grow the app ecosystem across the Middle East and Africa. Nokia has been organizing innovation summits in Africa, while also launching incubators like mLabs in Egypt, Kenya and South Africa to spur new app-development projects.“It’s really about focusing on stimulating innovation at the base,” says Jussi Hinkkanen, vice president of corporate relations and business environment at Nokia in the Middle East and Africa.Nabeel Ayub Kassim (center) won top prize in Nokia’s app challenge by creating BonAppetit, a program that finds restaurants in the United Arab Emirates. His rewards included $5,000 plus a summer internship at Nokia’s Middle East office, which is overseen by Tom FarrellThe incentives can prove alluring for any burgeoning app creator, particularly at a time when youth employment across the Middle East and Africa has stoked frustration and fuelled riots. Al Khaldi and her partner Awadallah, who came in second place together, won $3,000 cash and new smartphones. Nabeel Kassim, who helped develop the winning restaurant-finding app called BonAppetit, walked away with $5,000 in cash and is slated to attend a study tour to the Nokia Research Center in Finland next month.Although the prizes certainly seem generous, the business opportunities for revenue-hungry handset manufacturers and telecom operators are that much greater. “Mobile makers promote apps [because] they want people to continue upgrading their devices to higher specs,” says David Ashford, an e-business consultant who used to run an app development fund in the UAE.Related: At College Pitch Contests, Giant Companies Are Listening “Telcos promote apps [because] they want people to consume more paid-for data traffic,” he says. “The Middle East market is particularly attractive because demand outstrips supply: There are very few Arabic apps and yet the Middle East has a massive Arabic-speaking population which is very young and one of the fastest growing populations in the world.”The smart phone penetration rate in the Middle East and Africa is also only half that of mature markets like Europe and the U.S., but it’s growing much more rapidly, says Thomas Kuruvilla, managing director of Arthur D. Little Middle East, a Dubai-based consultancy that covers the telecommunications industry.For college students, the money is surely helpful, but so is the credibility that comes from participating in the competitions. After winning top prize in Nokia’s app challenge, Kassim, a 21-year-old electrical engineering student from the American University of Sharjah in the UAE, started a summer internship with the Finnish handset maker’s developer experience team. “I believe that this will give me a leading edge in the current job market,” he says.Plus, Kassim hopes he’ll expand his reach and better inform future efforts. “We need to familiarize ourselves with the current platforms and think of ways to attract developers to our preferred platform, Windows Phone.”Related: How to Start Up from Your Dorm Room Still, there are plenty of hurdles for young coders eager to create apps for the Middle East and Africa. Little funding exists, and neither domestic telecom regulators nor venture-capital firms have provided much in financial support, Kuruvilla argues. There is also a general lack of technical expertise to help app developers meet global benchmarks.Yet Kuruvilla has some quick tips for young developers looking to go global. For starters, participate in world-wide, online app development forums to help in exchanging knowledge and expertise. Also, he adds, develop partnerships with device manufacturers like Apple, Research in Motion and operating-system providers such as Google. “This will help in both marketing and technical support,” Kuruvilla says.If you could make and app for another country, which would you choose and why? Let us know in the comments section.last_img read more