Mexico vs USA: Altidore starts again for USMNT

first_imgThe Gold Cup final sees Mexico and the U.S. men’s national team face off in the middle of transition periods for both sides after disappointment in recent years, but the chance to lift the title against their rivals is one that doesn’t come up every year.They have shared the last nine cups between themselves and last met in the final back in 2011, with Mexico winning 4-2 in a thrilling match.Having allowed just one goal throughout their tournament run, the USA will be confident of avenging that defeat and retain their title won in 2017, but Mexico are the most successful side in the tournament’s history with ten trophies to their name, and will go into the match as favourites. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Game USA vs Mexico Date Sunday, July 7 Time 2:00am BST / 9:00pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Fox Sports 1 / Univision fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on Premier Sports 1 and can be streamed via Premier Player HD. UK TV channel Online stream Premier Sports 1 Premier Player HD Squads & Team News Position Mexico squad Goalkeepers Ochoa, Orozco, Gonzales. Defenders Moreno, Araujo, Salcedo, Reyes, Montes, Navarro, Rodriguez, Gallardo. Midfielders Guardado, Alvarez, Dos Santos, Pineda, Rodriguez, Montes, Gutierrez, Antuna. Forwards Jimenez, Pizarro, Alvarado, Vega. Mexico came to the tournament without the likes of Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela, Hector Herrera, Hirving Lozano, Miguel Layun and Jesus Corona in the squad but will be looking to underline their dominance in the region with victory with an under-strength side.Their 1-0 win over Haiti after extra time in the semi-final was more laboured than Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino would have liked, but he is unlikely to tinker with his squad too much at this late stage.Mexico XI:  Ochoa; Gallardo, Moreno, Salcedo, Rodriguez; Guardado, Alvarez, Dos Santos; Pizarro, Jimenez, Antuna. Position USA squad Goalkeepers Steffen, Johnson, Miller. Defenders Gonzalez, Lima, Zimmerman, Ream, Cannon, Lovitz, Miazga, Long. Midfielders Bradley, Pulisic, Trapp, McKennie, Roldan, Mihailovic. Forwards Altidore, Lewis, Boyd, Morris, Zardes, Arriola. Gregg Berhalter may name an unchanged side after his team’s convincing 3-1 win over Jamaica in the semi-finals. However with Gyasi Zardes outscoring Jozy Altidore three to one at this tournament so far, the coach does have a decision to make up front.USA XI:  Steffen; Ream, Long, Miazga, Cannon; Bradley, Pulisic, McKennie; Arriola, Altidore, Morris.Betting & Match Odds Mexico are 11/8 favourites to win this match with  Bet365 . The USA can be backed at 2/1, while a draw is available at 11/5.Click here to see all of Bet365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Raul Jimenez Mexico Gold Cup 2019Neither of these sides came into the tournament with their squads at full capacity, but it is a mark of their dominance in the competition that they are unsurprising finalists.Without a number of star names, Mexico will be placing their hopes largely on Raul Jimenez’ shoulders. The Wolves striker is currently one behind Canada’s Jonathan David’s total of six goals in the golden boot race, scoring in four of Mexico’s five games so far. But manager Martinez knows he can’t afford to take dominance in the game for granted, and is concerned about the threat posed by the USMNT’s main man, Christian Pulisic.”I think Christian Pulisic is one of the greatest emerging players in world football in this era, without doubt,” Martino said.”He’s one of the most unsettling players I’ve seen in recent times. And I believe that if we don’t give him special attention, above all when we are attacking, then we won’t do well.”He’s a player we have to give a lot of attention because he can decide a game on his own.”Pulisic USMNT Gold CupHis opposite number, Gregg Berhalter, is fully confident in the ability of his players to exploit what he sees as a potentially vulnerable Mexico side.“It’s a good team,” he admitted. “Quality players, a good team concept, with a lot of intensity that they play with, and they can hurt teams. Having said that, they’re also vulnerable, and we’ll plan to hurt them as well.”Captain Michael Bradley, meanwhile, has been full of praise for the job done by Martinez since taking over as Mexico boss in January this year.“When I watch them right now, I think that Tata Martino has done a very good job of putting his imprint on the team in a short amount of time,” he said.“You watch them and you see a Tata Martino team. They’re mobile, They’re dynamic.”They are very good in transition when they can win balls and get guys moving forward. They look to press and be aggressive.”last_img read more

NCAA Getting Crushed For Latest Decision On Transfer Waiver

first_imgIllinois football players holding up a trophy.EVANSTON, IL – NOVEMBER 29: The Illinois Fighting Illini celebrate their win against the Northwestern Wildcats by holding the Land of Lincoln trophy after the Illinois Fighting Illini won the game on November 29, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. The Illinois Fighting Illini defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 47-33. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)The NCAA has made a couple of high-profile decisions on major college football transfer waivers this offseason.Two star quarterbacks, Justin Fields and Tate Martell, were both granted immediate eligibility at Ohio State and Miami, respectively.Today, the NCAA ruled on the transfer waiver of Luke Ford, who left Georgia for Illinois.Ford’s waiver, unlike Fields and Martell’s, was denied.“My Waiver got denied… Thanks for all your support,” he announced on Twitter.My Waiver got denied… Thanks for all your support😔 It’s all in the Lord’s timing🙏🏽— L U K E F O R D™️ (@lukeredx97) April 24, 2019Ford was one of the top recruits in the country coming out of high school, ranked the No. 3 TE in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Illinois will appeal the NCAA’s decision.“We’re all disappointed Luke Ford’s waiver request for immediate eligibility was denied,” Illinois spokesman Kent Brown said. “There is an appeal process that we intend to help Luke explore.”Ford’s father gave further details on his waiver request to ESPN.com:Ford cited his ailing grandfather as the main reason for his decision to transfer to Illinois. But Ford’s father, Tim, told ESPN.com’s Tom VanHaaren that the distance from the family home in Carterville to Illinois’ campus in Champaign — more than 100 miles — might have impacted the NCAA’s decision to deny the waiver request.“He’s leaving the Taj Mahal of facilities [at Georgia] just so his grandpa gets a chance to see him play in person, before it’s too late,” Tim Ford said, adding that his son “is pretty devastated” about the decision.Illinois fans aren’t happy about the decision. Some are calling out the NCAA for an alleged bias when it comes to these waivers, as two high-profile quarterbacks at major schools were granted them, while a tight end at Illinois wasn’t.Justin Fields – Didn’t win job. Transferred. Granted eligibility.Tate Martell – Didn’t win job. Transferred. Granted eligibility.Brock Hoffman – Mother has brain surgery. Transferred. Denied eligibility.Luke Ford – Grandfather is sick. Transferred. Denied eligibility. https://t.co/hNk2upVdwu— blakejmorgan (@bIakejmorgan) April 24, 2019Here is what the NCAA has listed on their site for athletes that wish to transfer.Luke Ford (@lukeredx97) & Brock Hoffman (@BrockHoffman76) are being forced to take an “academic year in residence” while other players transfer freely due to losing a starting job. Is this fair? pic.twitter.com/ia3OZsUvxh— AJ Spurr (@SpurrWVUA) April 25, 2019Ford should be a major contributor to Illinois, though those contributions might have to wait until 2020.last_img read more

Outrage as neoNazi elected town council leader in Germany

first_imgBerlin: The unanimous election of a neo-Nazi politician in Germany as the head of a town council, thanks to votes from rival party members, has sparked outrage among senior political figures. Stefan Jagsch of the far right-wing extremist National Democratic Party (NDP) became the council leader for Waldsiedlung, in the district of Altenstadt, 30 kilometres (18 miles) north-east of Frankfurt, on Thursday. Jagsch was appointed with help from local members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), plus opposition groups Social Democratic Party (SPD) and Free Democratic Party (FDP), prompting calls for the decision to be reversed. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”The SPD has a very clear position: we do not co-operate with Nazis! Never!” the party’s general secretary Lars Klingbeil tweeted Saturday. “That applies to federal government, the state and municipalities. The decision in Altenstadt is incomprehensible and cannot be justified. It must be reversed immediately. #noNPD.” Peter Tauber, a CDU member of Germany’s lower parliament for Hesse, the state in which Waldsiedlung is located, was equally vocal and threatened action against those who helped Jagsch. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”Whoever lacks the political and moral compass and, as a democrat, makes such an irresponsible election decision can not be accepted in the CDU,” Tauber tweeted on Saturday. “The election of an NPD politician as local leader in Altenstadt with assistance from CDU” members “horrifies me”, he added. The FDP’s parliamentary chief Marco Buschmann described Jagsch’s election as “doubly bad: firstly that democrats voted for someone like him and secondly, that no democratic candidate was ready to take on the task” of leader. Regional CDU and SPD leaders in Altenstadt also condemned the decision. “The election of a member of a party that, according to the Federal Constitutional Court, pursues anti-consitutional goals is incomprehensible and intolerable for the CDU,” wrote Sven Mueller-Winter, party chairman for Altenstadt, and regional chair Lucia Puttrich in a joint statement. They called for the representatives who elected Jagsch to “reconsider, understand and correct their wrong decision.” Lisa Gnadl, the district’s SPD chief was “completely stunned” that Jagsch was “unanimously elected” with votes from CDU, SPD and FDP members. “We will therefore have to examine all the consequences,” she added.last_img read more

QuickList some of the federal government apologies over the years

first_imgOTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will apologize Tuesday in the House of Commons for a number of historical unjustices perpetrated by the federal government against members of the LGBTQ community. It’s only the latest in a long list of Canadian mea culpas that date back almost 40 years. Others include:1988: Then-prime minister Brian Mulroney apologizes in the House of Commons for the internment of Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War.2001: Ron Duhamel, then the minister of veterans affairs, apologizes in the House of Commons for the executions of 23 Canadian soldiers during the First World War and says their names will be added to the country’s book of remembrance.2006: Then-prime minister Stephen Harper apologizes in the House of Commons for the head tax imposed on Chinese immigrants between 1885 and 1923.2008: Harper apologizes in the House of Commons for Canada’s residential schools system, which more than 150,000 First Nations, Metis and Inuit children attended from the 1840s to 1996.2016: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologizes in the House of Commons for the Komagata Maru incident, in which a shipload of immigrants from India was turned away from Vancouver in 1914.2017: Trudeau apologizes in Goose Bay, N.L., for abuse and cultural losses at residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador, saying the gesture is part of recognizing “hard truths” Canada must confront as a society.Quote: “I do not think it is the purpose of a government to right the past. It cannot rewrite history.” Former prime minister Pierre Trudeau in 1984, rejecting a proposal from Mulroney about an apology for Japanese Canadians.last_img read more

In the news today Jan 30

first_imgFive stories in the news for Tuesday, Jan. 30———MILITARY YET TO MAKE GOOD ON SEX ASSAULT CASESCanada’s top military police officer is citing privacy for the fact the Canadian Armed Forces have yet to make good on last year’s promise to revisit more than 160 cases of sexual assault previously deemed “unfounded.” Military commanders are still committed to making good on last April’s promise by enlisting the help of outside advisers such as social workers and other experts to look at each case, Provost Marshal Brig.-Gen. Robert Delaney said in an interview.———VICTIMS HONOURED ON ANNIVERSARY OF MOSQUE MASSACREAbout 1,000 people braved the cold in Quebec City Monday night to mark the one-year anniversary of a Quebec City mosque shooting that killed six men. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard were among those who gathered near the mosque. In his remarks, Trudeau encouraged Quebecers and Canadians to confront Islamophobia and to dig deep to overcome prejudice and fear.———COMPLAINTS AGAINST FORMER RCMP DOCTORS HIT 80Police say they now have more than 80 complaints against two former RCMP doctors under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct spanning decades in Nova Scotia and Ontario. Toronto police say they’ve logged more than 20 complaints and Halifax police say they have “in excess of 60 complaints.” against a Nova Scotia doctor. A Toronto lawyer involved in a class-action lawsuit against the RCMP says both physicians allegedly abused their power over vulnerable young recruits.———NEW BRUNSWICK DELAYS RETURN TO BALANCED BUDGETThe New Brunswick government plans to increase spending in today’s budget and delay a return to balanced budgets for the next couple of years. A government source tells The Canadian Press the province will spend an extra $74 million in the 2018-2019 budget to support programs for economic competitiveness, youth employment and seniors. The source says the government now expects to see a return to balanced books in the 2021-2022 budget year.———JURY TO START HEARING EVIDENCE IN SHOOTING TRIALA Saskatchewan jury is scheduled to begin hearing evidence today in the case of a farmer accused in the fatal shooting of an Indigenous man. Gerald Stanley, who is 56, entered a plea of not guilty Monday prior to jury selection. Colten Boushie was 22 when he was shot after an SUV in which he was a passenger drove onto a farm near Biggar, Sask., on Aug. 9, 2016.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— U.S. President Donald Trump will deliver his the State of the Union address.— Trial for Raymond Cormier, accused of killing teenager Tina Fontaine, continues in Winnipeg.— Grocery and pharmacy chain Metro Inc. holds its annual meeting.— Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. will release its quarterly housing market assessment.last_img read more

Tories accuse PM of political interference after comments on Boushie case

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal Conservatives are accusing Justin Trudeau of “political interference,” after the prime minister responded to the acquittal of a white farmer in the death of a young Indigenous man by saying the criminal justice system has to “do better.”Trudeau made the comments after a jury in Battleford, Sask., Friday found Gerald Stanley not guilty of second-degree murder in the 2016 death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie, a resident of the Red Pheasant First Nation.“I’m not going to comment on the process that led to this point today, but I am going to say we have come to this point as a country far too many times,” Trudeau said in California, where he was wrapping up a four-day trip to the U.S.“I know Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians alike know that we have to do better.”Trudeau’s comments appeared to reflect concerns expressed by hundreds of Indigenous People who took to different sites across Canada on Saturday to protest what they described as injustice and a lack of fairness within the court system.Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, meanwhile, took to Twitter to express their support for Boushie’s family and assert the need for improvements.“My thoughts are with the family of Colten Boushie tonight,” Wilson-Raybould wrote Friday. “I truly feel your pain and I hear all of your voices. As a country we can and must do better — I am committed to working every day to ensure justice for all Canadians.”Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh echoed those sentiments as he tweeted: “There was no justice for Colten Boushie.“Already Indigenous youth live with little hope for their future, and today they have again been told that their lives have less value. We must confront the legacy of colonialism and genocide so they can see a brighter future for themselves.”Many concerns have been raised about discrimination toward Indigenous People in the criminal justice system; retired Supreme Court judge Frank Iacobucci, for example, raised flags about a lack of Indigenous representation on juries in Ontario in 2013.Iacobucci’s probe was launched after an inquest into the 2007 drowning death of a high-school student in Thunder Bay, Ont., was stopped because of a lack of Indigenous People on the jury.But federal Conservatives, some of whom also expressed their condolences to Boushie’s family, nonetheless blasted Trudeau and his ministers for weighing in on a specific case.“The tragic death and pain for the family of (Colten Boushie) is unimaginable, and our thoughts are with his community,” Conservative Indigenous affairs critic Cathy McLeod wrote on Twitter.However, she added, “we need to let the many steps of an independent judicial process unfold without political interference.”Conservative deputy leader Lisa Raitt and finance critic Rob Nicholson also criticized Trudeau and Wilson-Raybould, with Raitt questioning whether the prime minister and justice minister were implying that the jury arrived at the wrong verdict.Several Tory MPs, meanwhile, retweeted a comment from Toronto criminal lawyer Sean Robichaud, who argued it was “wholly inappropriate for elected officials to publicly undermine findings of a lawfully delivered verdict, particularly when it is one of a jury.”In an interview, Robichaud said any public comments from the prime minister or justice minister questioning the credibility of the judiciary pose a threat to Canada’s democratic system, in which the courts are equal to the legislature.They could also have the reverse effect of what Trudeau and Wilson-Raybould may want, he added, by making it more difficult to appeal the decision because of perceptions any future jury would be tainted.The correct response to a verdict that the government doesn’t agree with, Robichaud said, is an appeal.The trial heard that Boushie was shot in the head while he was sitting in an SUV that had been driven onto Stanley’s farm near Biggar, Sask.The SUV driver testified the group had been drinking during the day and tried to break into a truck on a neighbouring farm, but went to the Stanley property to ask for help with a flat tire.Stanley, 56, testified that he fired warning shots to scare the group off. He said the fatal shot occurred when he reached into the SUV to grab the keys out of the ignition and his gun “just went off.”— with files from Bill Graveland in Battleford, Sask.last_img read more

BMC makes sewer treatment mandatory for new complexes

first_imgKolkata: Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made construction of Sewer Treatment Plant (STP) mandatory in new housing complexes. No building plan without the provision for STP will be cleared. The decision was taken at a meeting held at BMC recently. BMC has taken up a major plan to install drainage system in vast areas surrounding Baguiati-Kestopur, spreading over wards 1-28. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 330 crore and a private consultancy firm has been engaged to prepare the scheme. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe open drains in the areas situated under wards 1 to 28 will be covered with concrete slabs, whereas the construction of the underground drainage system is likely to begin after monsoon. Vast areas surrounding Baguiati began to develop from the early 1990s, during the Left Front regime. Thousands of apartments subsequently came up in Baguiati, Teghoria and its neighbourhood. Rajarhat-Gopalpur Municipality, which was once a den of CPI(M), did not bother to stop illegal constructions. The water bodies between Ultadanga and Kolkata Airport, covering a distance of 7.5 km, were filled up to make room for apartments. The North 24-Parganas district administration had identified 123 illegal buildings but no action had been taken against them. The buildings came up without any underground drainage system. The Left Front did not take any steps in this regard and during monsoon the drains overflowed, causing great inconvenience to the residents.last_img read more

Final major license received for construction and operations at Back River gold

first_imgSabina Gold & Silver Corp has received its Type A Water License from the Nunavut Water Board (NWB) for the company’s 100% owned Back River gold project in Nunavut, Canada. Receipt of the Type A Water License represents a key step in the environmental permitting process and will enable activities at site including mine construction and operations and sets the closure bonding amounts for the project moving forward.On September 21, 2018, Sabina received a copy of the NWB’s recommendation to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, the responsible Federal Minister, that the Project’s Type A Water License should be issued with proposed terms and conditions. On November 14, 2018, Sabina received confirmation that the Minister has approved the Type A water license with no changes to the terms and conditions.Sabina says “the Type A Water License includes development of the Umwelt Open Pit and Underground, as well as the Llama and Goose Main Open Pits as envisioned in the current development plans. The Type A Water License also includes the ability to develop the Llama and Goose Main Undergrounds as well as the Echo Open Pit and Underground should we choose to do so in the future.”“The issuance of the Type A Water License is the culmination of significant work completed during the environmental assessment and permitting process, as well as the negotiation of long term land tenure with the Kitikmeot Inuit Association. We appreciate the professional approach of the Nunavut Water Board during the licensing process, as well as the support for the project from our other stakeholders in the Kitikmeot. While a rigorous process, the receipt of this last major license demonstrates the responsible mining friendly jurisdiction in which we work.” said Bruce McLeod, President & CEO.Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. is well-financed with about C$39.4 million as at September 30, 2018 in cash and equivalents, and is an emerging precious metals company with district scale, advanced, high grade gold assets in one of the world’s newest, politically stable mining jurisdictions: Nunavut, Canada.Sabina released a feasibility study on Back River which presents a project that has been designed on a fit-for purpose basis, with the potential to produce ~200,000 oz/y for ~11 years with a rapid payback of 2.9 years. At a $1,150 gold price and a 0.80 (US$:C$) exchange rate, the study delivers a potential after tax internal rate of return of approximately 24.2% with an initial CAPEX of $415 million.In addition to Back River, Sabina also owns a significant silver royalty on Glencore’s Hackett River project. The silver royalty on Hackett River’s silver production is comprised of 22.5% of the first 190 Moz produced and 12.5% of all silver produced thereafter.last_img read more

Hang Out at the Office No Like Literally Suspended in the Monade

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Falling asleep at your desk? Step into this sky-high pod for the burst of adrenaline you need.The Monade Capsule, from French designer Alice Bleton, hangs from the edge of a building, giving users a temporary respite—and probably a heart attack.“As city dwellers, our daily environment consists mainly of concrete and glass buildings,” according to Bleton’s project page. “If we can not escape from this landscape, we need to look at things in our environment that give us air and inspiration.”Unveiled at this year’s Dutch Design Week, the rooftop capsule consists of 21 transparent fiberglass pieces, and a window. Its name derives from the Greek word “monad,” which represents “the smallest or minimal unit.”Not for the faint of heart (via Alice Bleton)Which makes sense, considering Bleton was inspired by minimal living spaces designed for extreme conditions: mountain huts, spaceships, submarines, bunkers.“Such minimal spaces provide a source of efficient ideas about creating compact spaces to survive,” her website said.“Thanks to new technology and advanced research, those capsules become more comfortable, livable, and accessible,” Bleton continued. “It seems that our habits should evolve with the growth of the population and our cities.”Aimed at folks working in the concrete jungle (who have a strong stomach and an inclination toward heights), the futuristic hut serves as a haven from the sounds and sights of the office.The office probably isn’t the best place to conquer your fear of heights (via Alice Bleton)Bring your lunch for some alone time, make private phone calls, or simply take in the views. Just don’t look down.“Like a mountain retreat, it offers a quiet space to breathe with a new viewpoint,” Bleton said. “Spread over the city, the capsules can create a network of unique views—a new way to perceive and embrace our environment.”It is not clear exactly how the weather-proof shelter is secured to the building; none of the accompanying photos show any type of fastener. There is also no word on production, pricing, or availability of the Monade Capsule, which debuted as a prototype in October.last_img read more

Premier  Responding to needs not taking PNP credit

first_imgMadame premier also pointed out that while there had been a working group for the Financial Services Sector, the PDMs strategy is to name individuals to the body and to get it up and running by end of the month. “We are going to also give them the responsibility to assess the financial  services sector and within this week all of the appointees will be confirmed.”In a move some labeled ‘nit-picking’, ‘over the top’ and others called ‘a new day’ and ‘necessary’; Hon Washington Misick, the former Finance Minister was suspended from debate until further notice for using ‘offensive language’, which is in breach of parliamentary debate rules.  The ‘language’ had come over charges that the PDM was taking credit for PNP work.#MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 15, 2017 – New government hiring and the financial sector is to get immediate attention after decisions taken at the Appropriations Committee level and Premier, Sharlene Robinson says the PDM Administration is simply responding better to country needs, than did the previous PNP Administration.“The contingency fund did have a deduction for enforcing the perimeter, reinforcing the perimeter.  This Mr. Speaker that is a part of our supplementary appropriation is for urgent staff needs.  Mr. Speaker I refuse to believe that the prison has identified in the one month or so that we’ve become the government that they need additional staff.  And thought there hasn’t been that great an increase in the prison population, these request have to have been made before  and must have fallen on deaf ears.”Hon Robinson said she believes there had long been understaffing at Her Majesty’s Prison and the new government has taken action and agreed to the give the Superintendant the funds to hire five people now.“So in this supplementary appropriation it was important for this new administration to give the prison five additional staff and you will see more staff coming in the budget.  So this is not something that the former administration did,  but certainly Mr. Speaker a decision that we have made in the few weeks that we have been in office responding positively to the needs of the prison.”center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Southbound I95 express lanes shut down due to rollover accident

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A rollover crash has led to the closure of the southbound express lanes of Interstate 95 in Northwest Miami-Dade, Friday afternoon.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Florida Highway Patrol troopers responded to the scene of the accident near the Northwest 95th Street exit, just before 5 p.m.Drivers in the express lanes could be seen entering the regular lanes, causing slowdowns in those lanes.Officials said there were no hospital transports from the scene.Authorities urged motorists to avoid the area.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

All clear given after suspicious bag found in downtown Fort Lauderdale

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – All clear has been given after a suspicious bag was found near a building in Fort Lauderdale.Several portions of the Probation and Pretrial Services building were evacuated after the bag was found near or in a garbage container.Police blocked off streets near the 500 block of Southeast 3rd Avenue, just before 10 a.m., Thursday.Bomb squad and Broward Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene.Traffic near the area of downtown Fort Lauderdale was delayed.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan To Speak To Wilmington Rotary Club On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Rotary Club is excited to host Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan at its meeting this Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at noon at Tremezzo (2 Lowell Street).Ryan has been with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office since 1979, and rose in the office to become the District Attorney in 2013.  She will be running unopposed for reelection this November 6.The Middlesex District Attorney’s office has several community partnerships, including opioid initiatives, domestic violence programs, elder safety programs, youth initiatives, and parent and teacher education programs.The public is invited to attend to hear what the Middlesex DA’s office is doing to keep the community safe.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Wilmington Rotary Club.)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… RelatedWilmington Man Injured In Fatal Car Crash In WoburnIn “Police Log”State Police Ask For The Public’s Help Identifying Vehicle In Fatal Motorcycle Crash In WoburnIn “Police Log”Middlesex DA To Co-Host Summer Safety Night In Wakefield On July 18In “Police Log”last_img read more

Maruti Suzuki Hyundai Mahindra domestic car sales rise in April

first_imgMaruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), Hyundai Motor India Limited and Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) have reported growth in domestic car sales for April 2016 on a year-on-year basis. While volumes at MSIL and M&M rose 16 percent and 14 percent, respectively, the Indian arm of South Korean car maker sold 10 percent more cars than it did in April 2015.Maruti Suzuki India LimitedIndia’s largest carmaker sold 1.17 lakh (1,17,045) units in April 2016, up 16.2 percent from 1.01 lakh (100,709) cars sold in April 2015, PTI reported. Exports dropped 13.7 percent to 9,524 units in the month from 11,038 cars in April 2015.The overall sales stood at 1.26 lakh (1,26,569) units, up 13.3 percent from 1.12 lakh (1,11,748) cars the Gurugram-based company sold in April last year.The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki on Monday posted a 13.3 per cent rise in total sales in April at 1,26,569 units as against 1,11,748 units last year, the agency report added.MSIL sold less cars in the mini-segment comprising the Alto and WagonR, while sales of compact segment models consisting of Swift, Estilo, Ritz, Dzire and Baleno spurted 8.04 percent to 45,700 units from 42,297 units in April 2015.The utility vehicle segment comprising the Gypsy, Grand Vitara, Ertiga, S—Cross and the recently- launched compact SUV Vitara Brezza posted exponential growth in sales to 16,044 units in April 2016 from 4,452 units in the corresponding month last year.Hyundai Motor India LimitedThe company’s domestic car sales increased 9.7 percent to 42,351 units in April 2016 from 38,601 cars sold in April 2015. However, exports fell 6.5 percent to 12,069 cars.”In an industry seeing challenges on rural sales, diesel vehicle sales, Hyundai continued its growth momentum with volume growth of 9.7% over last year,” Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Hyundai Motor India Limited, said in a statement on Monday. Mahindra & MahindraThe Mumbai-based SUV maker posted a 16.39 percent rise in domestic car sales to 22,655 units in April 2016 from 19,464 units in April 2015, the company said in a regulatory filing with the BSE on Monday.The company sold 20,704 tractors in India during the month, up 21.74 percent from 17,006 units in April 2015.last_img read more

Google creates Minecraft mod that lets you play with quantum physics

first_imgQuantum physics is a field that is seeing growing interest from technology companies mainly because of the potential quantum computing holds for the future. But quantum physics isn’t exactly intuitive, and conveying how the principles work to an audience not already schooled in the field can prove difficult.With that in mind, a team at Google’s Quantum AI Lab has collaborated with MinecraftEdu and Caltech’s Institute for Quantum Information and Matter to create a new mod for Minecraft called qCraft. It’s not a full quantum physics simulation (yet), but it does show how quantum behaviors work and how they differ to what we all expect and experience on a daily basis.You can see a few examples of this in the qCraft introductory video below:The mod was created at Google in part to help answer the question of where future quantum computer scientists will come from. It is hoped both adults and children will start experimenting with the free mod and that some of them will become those computer scientists.For now, qCraft lets you use new blocks that exhibit quantum entanglement, superposition, and observer dependency. That’s version 1.0, but who knows how much the functionality will expand with future updates, and Google is sure to be surprised with what Minecraft players produce using qCraft.qCraft is free to use with a licensed copy of Minecraft or by a MinecraftEdu user. You can download it from qCraft.org or as part of the Hexxit, Tekkit, and Feed the Beast Unleashed mod packs.last_img read more

Ladysmith Gazette is currently offline

first_imgWe would like to apologise to our readers and loyal clients, as we are in the process of moving to new premises.Our telephone lines are currently down, as well as our ability to answer / reply to emails and faxes.We will be back up and fully operational on Monday morning, February 1, at our new premises situated in the San Marco Centre.In the case of an emergency, you can contact Rod on 082-481-8073 or Sameera on 083-497-6877. The journalist on duty can be contacted on 062-474-0896. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

La Platina bridge will partially reopen next week

first_imgLong overdueThe administration of President Luis Guillermo Solís is the third, following those of former presidents Oscar Arias and Laura Chinchilla, to promise to fix and expand the narrow, bumpy bridge that handles some 90,000 cars daily.In 2011, Chinchilla admitted that “La Platina” had been her biggest frustration and recognized it as “a monument to the failure of public works projects.”The bridge is on the main route connecting the capital, San José, with the province of Alajuela — including the Juan Santamaría International Airport — and Costa Rica’s Northern and Pacific regions.Since 2009, it has caused headaches and cost various public officials their posts. Facebook Comments Vehicle passage on the bridge over the Virilla River on the General Cañas Highway — better known as La Platina — will partially open next week, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) announced.Minister Carlos Villalta said during an inspection on Wednesday that the MOPT will open three of the planned six lanes of the Alfredo González Flores bridge, the official name of the infamous puente.Once the three lanes are fully operational, the project’s 170 workers will begin working on the other side of the bridge to build the remaining three lanes.Villalta said he expects the bridge “to be completed and with its six lanes fully operational by April 30.”In the meantime, MOPT will alternate the direction of one of the three lanes to facilitate traffic flow during peak hours. Between midnight and noon, motorists traveling between Alajuela and San José will be able to use two of the three lanes; during the afternoons and evenings, two lanes will be assigned to traffic going from San José to Alajuela.Watch a video of work on the bridge this week: Related posts:Finally! Public Works Ministry reopens La Platina bridge Construction to begin soon to curb heavy traffic on Circunvalación beltway Solís pledges to fix La Platina bridge – the third president to make the promise Public Works Minister pledges to open La Platina bridge next weeklast_img read more

PHOTOS Panama defeats Costa Rica to qualify for its first World Cup

first_imgSee also: Costa Rica clinches 2018 World Cup berth Facebook Comments With Costa Rica’s berth in the 2018 World Cup safe followingits 1-1 draw last week against Honduras, much of the drama for Ticos watching tonight’s match against Panama lay not on the field, but in the score alerts from other matches flashing across the bottom of the screen, doing the math as simultaneous games unfolded whose scores would determine three teams’ fates.The United States, expected to win against already-eliminated host Trinidad and Tobago and clinch its own World Cup spot, turned in a dismal performance. Still, because of the point distribution going into tonight’s final qualifying matches, the United States still had a strong chance to qualify outright if both Panama and Honduras lost their matches.As the games progressed and Panama trailed Costa Rica 0-1 following a goal in the 36th minute by Johan Venegas, while Honduras trailed Mexico, that seemed likely. Panama’s Román Torres (L) and Costa Rica’s Kenner Gutiérrez vie for the ball in the match that saw Panama qualify for the 2018 World Cup. AFP Photo / Rodrigo AranguaDrama increased all around when Panama’s Gabriel Torres scored a goal in the 52nd minute. At least, that’s what the refs proclaimed, but Costa Rican fans and commentators questioned the call, as replay videos showed that the ball never crossed the goal line. Panama’s Gabriel Gòmez (L) and Costa Rica’s Bryan Ruiz (R) vie for the ball during their 2018 World Cup qualifier football match in Panama City, AFP Photo / Bienvenido VelascoHowever, the goal went on the scoreboard, and Román Torres put Panama ahead with a goal in the 88th minute, sending the stadium in Panama City into a frenzy.Panamanian players collapsed in joy and tears at the final whistle as Panama qualified for its first-ever World Cup appearance. The crowd goes wild after Panama qualifies for its first-ever World Cup by defeating Costa Rica (who had already qualified) on Oct. 10, 2017. AFP Photo / Rodrigo AranguaHonduras ended the night with a 3-2 victory over Mexico, which was the first team in CONCACAF to qualify for the 2018 World Cup and ends the qualifying round in first place. Honduras will now play two games against Australia to determine which of the two teams will qualify for the tournament in Russia.The United States Men’s Team has qualified for every World Cup since 1986. Wire service AFP described their loss as “a result that will be viewed as a catastrophe for soccer in the United States.” A bitter pill to swallow: USA’s Kellyn Acosta during his team’s loss. AFP Photo / Luis AcostaU.S. player Omar González looped the ball over his keeper Tim Howard in a devastating own goal, followed by a dazzling goal by Trinidad’s Alvin Jones. The U.S. “Wonder Boy,” Christian Pulisic, scored in the second half, but his team was unable to equalize. Related posts:Catch me if you can PHOTOS: Spain wipes the grass with Costa Rica, 5-0 World Cup 2018: Who’s lurking behind the usual suspects? All eyes on Russia: Costa Rica awaits World Cup drawlast_img read more

Palestinian prisoners hunger strike goes 100 days

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The Israel’s prison service was not immediately available for comment. It has repeatedly said Rikhawi is receiving proper care in prison.Rikhawi started fasting on April 12, just before a mass strike of 1,200 other prisoners, who refused food to demand better conditions. They ended their protests after winning some concessions.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathscenter_img 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Sponsored Stories JERUSALEM (AP) – Palestinian officials say that a prisoner in an Israeli jail who has refused food for more 100 days is now on the longest Palestinian hunger strike ever.Akram Rikhawi is serving a nine-year sentence for transporting suicide bombers. He seeks early release for his medical ailments, which are said to include diabetes and asthma.Anat Litvin of Physicians for Human Rights-Israel said Sunday that Rikhawi, 39, needs to be urgently checked by a lung specialist and a neurologist. Comments   Share   The vital role family plays in societylast_img read more

Personalisation social media key for 2012 travel

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Personalisation and technology will play a large role in influencing travel this year, according to industry leaders.In an EyeforTravel Industry Leaders Predict Top Trends for 2012 report, Google Southeast Asia head of travel Ali Yilmaz explained personalised search results will help travellers find holiday requirements specific to their needs.He said that this year the global search engine will look at organising searches so that results come back with colleague’s reviews, peer photos, family videos of the destination or a business page of a local agency.“So search results will become more personal, more social and most importantly more relevant,” he said. Technology, particular mobiles and social network sites are also expected to become invaluable resources for travel this year.According to Abacus International chief executive Robert Bailey, companies will aim to enhance their mobile handset offerings, even attempting to “push the envelope even further”.“Instead of treating the mobile platform as a down-sized version of the web, to look at building travel application that can only be used with today’s smartphones,” he explained. “These apps would be able to integrate great content with the traveller’s social graph as well as location-awareness.”The same unique application stance will also be taken on the tablets, while social media will continue to be examined for the right way to utilise the product.Worldhotels global senior director of social media Edward Perry said he expects to see hotels in particular take social media beyond the experimental phase and merge it with everyday business.“I predict that in 2012, hotels/hotel groups will seek to integrate social outreach into all aspects of a hotels business: sales, front desk, housekeeping, customer service, operations, food and beverage,” he said.“Social networkers will play an instrumental role in assisting team members to understand the role they play on the social graph.”Mr Perry, Mr Yilmaz and Mr Bailey will join Priceline group management board member Adrian Currie at this year’s EyeforTravel TDS Asia to present industry insights.last_img read more