Report: Man City 2 West Ham 1

first_imgManchester City 2 West Ham 1: Silva lining lifts patchy showing from leaders Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 02:00 12/4/17 DavidSilva - cropped Getty Images Manchester City extended their Premier League winning run to 13 matches as David Silva celebrated a new contract with the decisive goal. David Silva restored Manchester City’s eight-point advantage at the top of the Premier League as Pep Guardiola’s side recovered from a lethargic first-half showing to see off West Ham 2-1.The Spain playmaker signed a contract extension at the Etihad Stadium this week and underlined his enduring worth to a club where he sits among the best ever to don the shirt by leaping to volley home Kevin De Bruyne’s chipped cross at the back post seven minutes from time.It means City have pulled level with Arsenal and Chelsea’s all-time record of 13 consecutive victories in a single Premier League season but their third straight 2-1 win, following Raheem Sterling’s last-gasp heroics against Huddersfield Town and Southampton over the past week, once again showed them to have dropped off the swashbuckling form that typified their early season play. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player This is arguably a concern for Guardiola, who saw centre-back Nicolas Otamendi cancel out Angelo Ogbonna’s 44th-minute opener with his third league goal of the season, ahead of a keenly anticipated derby showdown with nearest challengers Manchester United next weekend, although victory at Old Trafford would now see his team take a vice-like grip on the title race.That’s how you celebrate a contract extension! pic.twitter.com/0cG0DOT8eI — Manchester City (@ManCity) December 3, 2017 The Catalan rested Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho on the bench – the influential duo a yellow card away from a Manchester derby suspension – and City offered early encouragement to their opponents by displaying the set-piece vulnerability that has plagued them of late.Cheikhou Kouyate flicked on a seventh-minute corner at the near post for a stretching Michail Antonio to volley over.Despite hogging possession, City’s play lacked the tempo and incisiveness of their best work this season, with Adrian – starting due to Joe Hart’s ineligibility against his parent club – making his first save of note when Silva sought the top corner from outside the area.The Spain playmaker gave the ball away in a dangerous position after 35 minutes and Manuel Lanzini forced Ederson to parry behind unconvincingly at his near post.It was therefore thoroughly deserved when West Ham led on the stroke of half-time – Aaron Creswell’s excellent delivery from a short corner on the right picking out Ogbonna for a powerful header that Ederson could only palm into the corner.SCENES! @OgbonnaOfficial pic.twitter.com/JqQ3S2DZuY— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) December 3, 2017Guardiola took action at the interval, sending on Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus for his countryman and full-back Danilo, laying his side out in an ambitious 4-2-4 shape – Silva and De Bruyne as the midfield two.It meant Fabian Delph reverting to left-back but some silky footwork from the England international on the edge of the West Ham area drew a foul from the already-booked Declan Rice and Adrian denied De Bruyne’s rasping strike.City kept the ball alive from the rebound and Otamendi remained in the West Ham area to turn home after Jesus darted in from the right.The hosts were still struggling to punch regular holes in the West Ham rearguard, Adrian extending himself slightly theatrically to keep out a Leroy Sane long-ranger after the hour.Substance surpassed style when the Spanish keeper beat away a Sane strike from closer quarters, the Germany star having burst beyond former City favourite Pablo Zabaleta.A deflected De Bruyne drive flew into the grasp of a relieved Adrian, who then saved brilliantly from Jesus and Sterling’s recent Midas touch in front of goal deserted him on the rebound.West Ham briefly gained respite on the break as Antonio charged forward and went for glory, although Ederson was equal to the task – paving the way for Silva to live up to his crowd-favourite status.There was still time for the accident prone Eliaquim Mangala to present Diafra Sakho with a chance to level but the West Ham substitute fired wide and, despite a vast improvement from their midweek thrashing at Everton, West Ham remain second bottom. Key Opta facts: – City’s haul of 43 points from 15 games is a joint top-flight record, level with Tottenham in 1960-61 (converted to three points for a win).- West Ham’s total of 10 points from 15 games is their lowest ever in the Premier League and worst in the top flight since 1976-77 (nine, converted to three for a win).- City have won 10 points from losing positions in the Premier League this season, more than any other side.- Since his debut for City in September 2015, Kevin De Bruyne has provided 35 Premier League assists – more than any other in the big five European leagues.- Gabriel Jesus has been directly involved in 21 goals in his 24 Premier League appearances (15 goals, 6 assists). read morelast_img read more

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Conte ‘still happy’ at Chelsea despite transfer issues

first_imgTransfers Conte ‘still happy’ at Chelsea despite transfer issues Stephen Crawford Last updated 1 year ago 21:45 1/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Antonio Conte Getty Images Transfers Chelsea Premier League Antonio Conte The Italian had been at loggerheads with the club’s board over transfers and squad size, but on Friday his message was very different Antonio Conte has told the press that he is still “happy to work” at Chelsea amid talk that the Italian is displeased by the club’s transfer policy.Conte had made it clear with recent comments that he “does not have a big impact” on the transfer market, having seen the likes of fan favourite Nemanja Matic sold without much in the way of reinforcements being brought in over the summer, while both Manchester clubs spent big in order to challenge for the Premier League title.As such, the manager’s long-term future had been brought into question , with many already speculating who will take over at Stamford Bridge in the summer. Conte, however, has tried to calm the waters. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “That [my future] is not something I want to discuss with you,” the 48-year-old told the press on Friday, “Nothing has changed.“I am happy to work with my players and for this club.”Whether Conte is merely attempting to appease those above him in the club hierarchy will remain to be seen until the summer, though fans and pundits alike have been calling for the club to perform better in recruitment windows, with even club legend Frank Lampard expressing fears that his former side are being left behind .Nevertheless, the Blues boss remained on message when addressing the press on Friday, insistent that he will do his utmost to get the best out of the players he has at his disposal.“I think it is right to have this type of situation,” Conte went on.“I am repeating the same things, I am the coach and my task is to do the best for the club and try to improve these players.“The players are happy because they want to play and play every game.”Chelsea return to action on Sunday when they host Newcastle United in the FA Cup. Kick off is at 1330 UK.last_img read more

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Malaika Arora shows off washboard abs in sports bra and mini shorts at the gym

first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See pics 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Priyanka Chopra in satin red mini wrap-dress enjoys date night with Nick Jonas in NYC 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani in spaghetti strap top and mini shorts shows how to add oomph to casual lookOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Malaika Arora was snapped outside her gym today in Mumbai.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: Looking gorgeous as ever and flaunting her enviable figure, the diva looked stunning in her gym clothes too.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: And we are inspired to hit the gym right now.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: At the gym, Malaika opted for a neon look and she nailed it.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: Showing off her washboard abs, Malaika wore a neon sports bra.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: She wore it with black mini shorts which featured a neon green band on the waist.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Image: Caption: Malaika styled the workout outfit with a black crop jacket and training shoes.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 6Image: Caption: She wore the outfit with a sleek top knot and bare face.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 7Image: Caption: Malaika was recently in the US for a show where she performed.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 8Image: Caption: The diva is currently dating Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 9Tags: Malaika AroraSource type: photogalleryPhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Malaika Arora was snapped outside her gym today in Mumbai. At the gym, Malaika flaunted her washboard abs in a neon sports bra and black mini shorts with a crop jacket.Preview_unique_id: preview_5d91b94531b9b1569831237_1604745_editCommentContent Publish date: Monday, September 30, 2019 – 13:30Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Malaika shows off washboard abs in sports bra and shorts at gymApp headline: Malaika shows off washboard abs in sports bra and shorts at gym1200x675:last_img read more

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VIKING Refits Four NGSCO Vessels with Unique Nadiro …

first_imgzoom New Lifeboat Release and Retrieval Systems (LRRS) are being installed on the vessels of National Gas Shipping Company (NGSCO) of Abu Dhabi, well in advance of new IMO regulations coming into force this year.The combination of the innovative Nadiro Drop-in-Ball™ technology and VIKING UAE’s certified lifeboat service technicians were the perfect solution to achieve compliance.New IMO regulations call for major and mandatory improvements to safeguard lives both during lifeboat drills and during emergencies at sea. For more than a decade, LRRS including on-load release hooks have been the cause of numerous accidents, some involving fatalities. Those accidents have tarnished the reputation of lifeboats as a safety device.As NGSCO have a strong commitment to excellence and strive for superior safety, they made it a priority to get the lifeboat hooks retrofitted as soon as possible with the latest technology, even though the regulations would allow them to wait until the next dry dock period in five years.The award-winning Drop-in-Ball™ system developed by Denmark-based NADIRO A/Simproves upon conventional hooks, using hydraulics instead of cables, and intuitive controls inside the lifeboats. It was the first to be listed in the IMO GISIS database of compliant LRRS systems. Today, it is also approved by DNV, ABS, LR and USCG.VIKING is the worldwide NADIRO preferred installation, distribution and service provider. The Dubai service station has more than 28 years of experience servicing essential safety equipment on lifeboats. VIKING’s Country Director for the Middle East, Anders Noergaard Lauridsen explains why VIKING was the natural choice to perform the retrofit onboard NGSCO’s vessels: “VIKING and NGSCO are both dedicated to raising safety standards at sea. The project proceeded smoothly and we are very pleased with the results. We are confident that this is a significant contribution to protecting the lives of personnel at sea.”Viking, January 3, 2014last_img read more

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Evergreen Gets 27th L-Type Container Ship

first_imgzoom Evergreen Group, a Taiwan-based conglomerate of shipping, transportation, and associated service companies, held the naming ceremony for Ever Lunar, the seventh of its L-type vessels to be built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan.8,508 TEU Ever Lunar is owned by Evergreen Marine Corporation (Taiwan) Ltd. The ship is 334.8 meters in length, 45.8 meters wide and has a draft of 14.2 meters. In common with its L-type sister ships, Ever Lunar can cruise at speeds up to 24.5 knots. The ship will be delivered into service in January and join Evergreen Line’s Far East – Arabian Persian Gulf (APG) Service.Ms. Lee-Ching Ko, Second Vice Group Chairman of Evergreen Group, said: “Evergreen has taken delivery of six L-type vessels from CSBC, assisting in our on-going fleet renewal program, which is enhancing our competitiveness and operating performance. The name of this new ship is symbolic of a shining outlook for the container shipping market. We are confident that our business can benefit from recent forecast of market growth and that such momentum will contribute to an increase in profitability .”Evergreen Line commenced its fleet renewal program in 2010. The project entailed ordering twenty L-type vessels from Samsung Heavy Industries and another ten units of the same specifications from CSBC. The Samsung building program was concluded in July this year.The delivery of Ever Lunar will add the 27th such vessel to Evergreen’s operating fleet. The remaining three ships will be delivered by the third quarter of 2015 and be balanced by the redelivery of vessels currently on charter when the charter periods expire.last_img read more

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Some first responders from Humboldt Broncos bus crash get mentalhealth break

first_imgWASKESIU, Sask. – Paramedic Deanndra King was on a day off, getting ready for a weekend curling bonspiel, when she got the call from her boss about an accident involving a bus.“I didn’t register the magnitude of it,” the first responder from Nipawin, Sask., recalled this week.She rushed to the scene where dozens of emergency workers — including paramedics, firefighters and police officers — did their jobs and tried to save lives. People from nearby farms brought blankets and helped in any way they could.A semi-truck and a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team to a playoff game in Nipawin had collided. Sixteen people on the bus, including 10 players, would die as a result. Another 13 players were injured.“It was unimaginable, really. Nothing you can prepare for mentally or physically,” said King. “It was pretty much on autopilot. You just go in and do your job. That’s all you can think of at the time.“Afterward, it all hit.”First responders to the horrific crash April 6 said they received immediate counselling on signs of post-traumatic stress — and some got a much-needed break from it all this week when they attended a Wounded Warriors Canada program in Waskesiu, Sask., a resort community in Prince Albert National Park“These are individuals who are from a very isolated part of the country with negligible resources,” said Phil Ralph, national program director with Wounded Warriors. “First responders respond to tragedies and situations across the country that can impact them significantly each and every day.”The privately funded organization honours and supports ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, first responders and their families.The program allowed about a dozen first responders to relax and interact with their families and others who were involved in the crash emergency response.“There’s a lot of isolation that goes on,” said Ralph. “That’s one of the reasons that we have events like Tribute to Your Service so they know they are not unique. They are not alone.”King’s colleague, Kyle Eastwood, attended with his girlfriend Gillian Hiebert, an emergency room nurse.“It was a pretty relaxed itinerary. There wasn’t really any mandatory things for us to do,” he said. “It was quite relaxing and pretty nice.“Our group of people who work in Nipawin are fairly tight-knit, so we stuck together and did the same activities.”Hiebert, 27, said they golfed, rode horses and ate meals together.“It was more relaxing and not doing anything except socializing,” said Hiebert, who worked with other nurses, doctors and staff at the Nipawin hospital on the night of the crash.Eastwood, 29, said it was nice to take a break from the day-to-day, on-call shifts.“We spend that time with our co-workers continuously,” he said. “To actually be able to spend a nice relaxing time with them outside of work was quite nice.”His boss brought in paramedics from elsewhere to cover shifts, said Eastwood.“It was about grounding ourselves and getting back to normal after everything that happened.”Eastwood said the program helped promote good mental health by allowing people to just spend time with each other.They said there wasn’t much talk about the day of the crash or how it affected their lives, but it’s not something they will forget.“It was pretty much the worst you can imagine,” said Eastwood.“It was just awful for everybody,” added Hiebert. “Nobody should go through that and nobody is expecting to go through that again.”There was an outpouring of support for anyone connected to the crash. Wounded Warriors Canada immediately set up the Humboldt First Responder Fund, which raised almost $200,000 for support programs such as the one held in Saskatchewan this week.— By Colette Derworiz in Edmontonlast_img read more

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Manitoba mother feels lost after kids taken away

first_imgBy Shaneen RobinsonAPTN National NewsAshley is a mother of four and feels lost without her kids.“They took my children away from me because they said to me that I don’t have the cognitive ability to look after my children,” said the mother.Ashley struggles with mental illness and had a tough time raising her children on her own.But she feels the Manitoba’s welfare system has failed her and her kids by taking them out of their home.“It would’ve been OK for me if they came into my home…had a worker come in my home daily and show me how things could have been better,” she said.A report released Wednesday indicated of the 30,000 children under 14-years-old in foster care in 2011 nearly half were Aboriginal children despite representing about four per cent of Canada’s population.As of 2011, there were 14,225 Aboriginal children who were listed as wards of the state according the report Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations People, Metis and Inuit as part of the National Household Survey by Statistics Canada.This doesn’t surprise child welfare activist Cindy Blackstock.“Our estimates were that there were 30-40 per cent of children in care but we have seen these dramatic increases in all the reported data from the provinces climb time and time again,” said Blackstock. “So sadly it’s not a surprise that over 48 per cent of the children in care are Aboriginal despite the fact they only make up less then 5 per cent of the child population.”Blackstock is currently fighting the federal government because she feels First Nations children face discrimination over lack of funding for services. Her complaint is currently being heard by the Canadian Human Rights Commission in Ottawa.The report also showed Aboriginal children were less likely to be living in a family with both parents compared to non-Aboriginal children, 49. 6 per cent and 76 per cent respectively.The same goes with single parent homes. Aboriginal children were more likely to live in a single-parent home, 34.4 per cent compared to 17. 4 per cent of non-Aboriginal children.The report found 10,525 Aboriginal children (2.7 per cent) lived in skip-generation families which is with one or both grandparents where no parents were present.As for Ashley she feels the issues go hand-in-hand.“(Manitoba’s child and family services) has gotta help people and communicate with single mothers and not just take them away for no point and reason…communicate with them do things with them to get their children back,” she said.In the meantime, she is doing what she can to get her children back by taking anger management and life skills courses. She is also utilizing community resources.srobinson@aptn.caTwitter: @Shaneenthescenelast_img read more

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Hong Kong starts trial for 9 accused in 2014 Occupy protests

first_imgHONG KONG — Three leaders of Hong Kong’s 2014 pro-democracy protests and six others are being tried for their involvement in the “Occupy Central” movement that paralyzed the city’s financial district for more than two months.The trial for the nine defendants opened Monday. They include two professors and a pastor who spearheaded the campaign to press for free elections of Hong Kong’s top leader.Protesters laid siege to government headquarters for 79 days but failed to win any concessions.Three university students prosecuted in 2016 for their leadership role in the protests received community service.Judges are under pressure from Beijing to hand down harsher sentences to deter future protests. Some fear that central government meddling will erode judiciary independence and the city’s standing as a business capital.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Peace prospects in Liberia better than at any time in recent past

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, Jacques Paul Klein, told a news briefing at UN Headquarters in New York that he believed the peace process is now irreversible despite the inevitable challenges that would arise in a country shattered by nearly 15 years of strife that spread to its neighbours and destabilized the region.”We know that Liberia is the key to political stability in West Africa. If we fail in Liberia I need not spell out for you the consequences for the region,” Mr. Klein said, calling on the international community to help the country out of its recurring cycle of violence. “It is time to end Liberia’s agony and give its people the future they deserve,” he added.He said the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which already had 9,000 military peacekeepers, hopes to reach its full complement of 15,000 by the end of February or early March, “when we can do the kind of job we need to do in terms of demobilization and getting the weapons out of people’s hands.”As of today UNMIL, which began its mission in October to enforce a peace accord between the Government and two rebel movements, has already demobilized more than 12,600 combatants – about a third of the total – and collected over 9,000 weapons. “So it’s coming, but the sad part is many of them want to give up their weapons but we’re not out there yet able to collect them,” Mr. Klein added.The process is due to resume next Tuesday after a month’s break following initial turmoil when more people turned up for demobilization than could be accommodated.A team consisting of the UN, World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), non-government organizations (NGOs) and the Liberian transitional government has been working for the past two months on Liberia’s needs and will present a report to a donors’ conference in early February.These range from $400 million to $500 million over the next two years, in addition to a $170 million humanitarian appeal made in November, according to UN Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator Julia Taft. She told reporters that the United States has already committed $200 million to this effort.”We think the credibility of the process that’s gone on over the last two months is a fabulous statement of solidarity on how the Liberians want to lead this process (of reconstruction),” Ms. Taft told the briefing after a team meeting today. Mr. Klein said he had been very pessimistic two months ago about funding but was now encouraged by the commitments. read more

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New drug Anthrasil approved for people exposed to inhaled anthrax

by The Associated Press Posted Mar 25, 2015 8:45 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email New drug Anthrasil approved for people exposed to inhaled anthrax WASHINGTON – Federal health officials say they have approved an infusible drug to treat patients who have been exposed to anthrax.The Food and Drug Administration approved Anthrasil for use in combination with older antibiotics to treat inhalation anthrax, which can cause serious injury and death. The condition occurs when the bacterial spores that carry anthrax are inhaled.Anthrasil is made from the blood plasma of people who have been vaccinated against anthrax. They carry antibodies against the toxic bacteria.The drug’s development was funded by the U.S. government’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, which stockpiles vaccines, drugs and equipment for use during pandemics and other health emergencies.The FDA approved the drug based efficacy data from animal studies and human safety studies. It is manufactured by Cangene Corporation of Canada. read more

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BRAZIL IS ON THE TOP OF THE WORLD

BRAZIL IS ON THE TOP OF THE WORLD! After 18 years some non-European team won the gold at the Women’s World Championship. Brazilian girls survived fantastic atmosphere and pressure of 19.467 fans in “Kombank Arena” and beat Serbia 22:20 (12:10).STATISTICSCongratulations to fantastic girls of Morten Soubak! ← Previous Story Denmark celebrates bronze medal! Next Story → PHOTO STORY: Brazilian golden night in Serbia brazil handball

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Food Bank centre reacts to a new reality a new poverty

first_imgTHE STAFF AND volunteers at Crosscare’s food centre in Dublin’s city centre had served 87 people breakfast and lunch by 2.30pm on Thursday afternoon.“That would be an average day,” manager Michael McDonagh tells TheJournal.ie. “We’d usually feed up to 100 people per day.”Although some customers will give a donation for the meal (about €3), many cannot afford to do so.Demand for the services of the food bank has increased with the advent of the recession five years ago.The clientele has also changed in that time.“There is a new reality. A new type of poverty,” explains McDonagh. “It is not the stereotype that comes through those doors. We get people from all walks of life.“There are people coming in here who work down the road in the IFSC but on certain days they cannot afford to buy lunch. They may have a house, a job and a car – and look like they are doing well from the outside – but their financial situation means to keep a roof over their family’s head, they have different priorities. They feed the children first and then come here, when necessary.”The café is also popular with older people who mind their grandchildren and parents with school-going kids, as well as homeless and more vulnerable people.They all live in harmony in the relaxed setting, which boasts a hefty book portfolio, free Wi-Fi and other entertainment systems. The centre also runs a number of Internet literacy programmes and other classes.(YouTube: SineadOCarrollTJ)The food centre has transformed itself in recent months, getting rid of the soup kitchen stigma that may previously have been attached to it.Jocelyn, a young volunteer at the centre, says she notices a different atmosphere.“People like coming in,” she told TheJournal.ie, as she and her colleagues set about decorating the room for Christmas.McDonagh says there would have been a stigma attached to food centres in years gone by but that has changed as people live with a new reality.He believes there is space for more centres across the city. He has already shown other interested parties the model Crosscare is using.For the first time in 10 years, the Archbishop of Dublin has launched a food appeal for items to be distributed among families and individuals in the capital.“It’s not necessarily a new demand though,” notes McDonagh. “We have improved at identifying where there are needs.”Last month, requests from 120 individuals and families had to be turned down as the organisation was only in a position to give 40 parcels.As a result, residents are being asked to donate pasta/rice, fruit juice, tea/coffee, soup, sugar, powdered milk, tinned meats and fish, packaged desserts, biscuits and hygiene products to the drive. All food supplies can be left at local parish centres or churches. CrossCare’s volunteers and staff will then collect and redistribute the food every Monday and Tuesday.At the current rate, Crosscare will distribute 750 tonnes of food by the end of this year. The corresponding figure for 2012 was 500 tonnes. Much of the food is donated by corporate entities, including Kelloggs and Lidl who provide breakfast and fruit every day. Other partners include Manning’s Bakery, Glanbia and Brady Family Hams.Read; Food appeal for struggling Dublin families as Food Bank can’t cope with requestsMore: Rain puts ‘fear in the eyes of children’ in the PhilippinesThe ‘sandwich generation’: Large number of women supporting their adult children and elderly parentslast_img read more

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County supervisor says San Diego needs Airport Skyway

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — County Supervisor Ron Roberts believes San Diego needs an aerial tram to transport between the airport and downtown.As KUSI’s Steve Bosh reports, the supervisor says it may be a tough sell because local government doesn’t want to take on the risk. Steve Bosh, Steve Bosh October 17, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: October 17, 2018 County supervisor says San Diego needs Airport Skywaylast_img read more

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Jeff Bezos Blue Origin launches New Shepard from Texas

first_imgBlue Origin sent its New Shepard rocket (seen touching down last July) up for its 10th mission on Wednesday. Blue Origin Blue Origin reached space for the first time in six months with the Wednesday launch of its New Shepard rocket.The rocket company, owned by Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, sent eight NASA-sponsored research projects up to spend a little time at the edge of space before smoothly returning to Earth.It was New Shepard’s 10th mission (NS-10) and was originally set for December, but was halted due to “a ground infrastructure issue.” The mission was rescheduled for Monday, but wind forecasts pushed it again to today.The reusable rocket reached its apogee and fell back to Earth, using its booster engine to cushion its landing and remain upright. Comments In total, the mission lasted 10 minutes and 15 seconds, with the rocket hitting a maximum ascent velocity of 2,226 mph (3,582 kmph).A spacefaring legend even weighed in on the mission’s success. 2 11 breathtaking images of NASA astronauts floating in space 4:17 Share your voice What to expect from SpaceX, Blue Origin in 2019 and beyond Congratulations to @blueorigin and Jeff Bezos – on the successful launch of Shepard rocket! Alan Shepard would be proud!— Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) January 23, 2019center_img Now playing: Watch this: “Congratulations to @blueorigin and Jeff Bezos — on the successful launch of Shepard rocket! Alan Shepard would be proud!” tweeted Buzz Aldrin.Aldrin is the former NASA astronaut who became the second man to set foot on the surface on the moon, shortly after Neil Armstrong, during 1969’s Apollo 11 mission. Alan Shepard was the first American to travel to space on Freedom 7 in 1961, and the inspiration for the New Shepard rocket’s name.First published at 7:01 a.m. PT.Updated at 7:47 a.m. PT: Reflects on mission’s success, adds details.Updated at 9:04 a.m. PT: Adds Aldrin tweet. The research projects, which were kept in an unmanned crew capsule that separated from the rocket around 66 miles (107 km) up, got three to four minutes of microgravity before a trio of parachutes brought them gently back down.Blue Origin streamed the launch on YouTube, and a handy gauge at the side of the screen showed the various stages — liftoff, max Gs, main engine cutoff, the capsule’s separation from the booster and the apogee. After that, it tracked the return to Earth, including the deployment of its wedge fins and drag brake, the boosters restarting, the New Shepard touchdown and the crew capsule’s arrival. Sci-Tech Tech Industry Blue Origin Jeff Bezos NASA Space 11 Photos Tagslast_img read more

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Bioware developer pops the question in Minecraft

first_imgAlthough we are a few days past Valentine’s Day, here is a noteworthy wedding proposal that is sure to warm the hearts of female video game geeks everywhere.A Bioware developer decided to pop the “big question” to his sweetie who is also a Bioware developer. For him, though, getting down on one knee and whipping out a ring in a box was simply too cliche’ to be employed. So what is a game developer to do in this situation? Well, the answer is to propose marriage to his girlfriend in a video game of course.AdChoices广告So using his Minecraft building skills, he decided to build a castle along with some special terrain to ask for her hand in marriage. And as you will see in the following video, it was all worth it.Read more at joystiq, via Geekologielast_img read more

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Google sits on Internettraffic throne says report

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. How impressive is that share of 25 percent of Internet traffic for searches, web apps and video headed to and from Google’s servers each day? Craig Labovitz, Deepfield CEO, discussed the results of its study in his blog on Monday, with the message that “Sometime over the last month, Google quietly broke an Internet record.” Based on measurements of end device and user audience share, he added, Google is now bigger than Facebook, Netflix and Twitter combined.That’s a very full glass. Labovitz called the Google traffic rise “astounding.” He added that 60 percent of all Internet end devices/users exchange traffic with Google servers during the course of an average day. The analysis included not only computers and mobile device but varieties of game consoles, home media appliances, and other embedded devices The firm said that Google’s device share is even much larger if only taking computers and mobile devices into account. Especially interesting are comparative figures. There was a significant traffic surge in the past several years. In 2010, Google’s services accounted for about 6 percent of Internet traffic. Google Glass distribution begins this week The stats are in. According to Deepfield, an Internet analytics business, Google serves 25 percent of North American Internet traffic. The question becomes, glass half empty or full and overflowing? A number of Google watchers outside Deepfield offered their ideas about why Google won 25 percent. The rise in online video has affected network data traffic and it is well known that Google acquired YouTube in 2006. Another reason offered is the increase in mobile device users who embrace an always-on, always Internet-connected lifestyle, and having many choices in form factors from smartphones to notebooks to tablets.Nonetheless, to headline a story that Google is big in 2013 would be laughable, like telling people that it snows in Buffalo. The Deepfield exercise, though, is not laughable as the blog comments on Monday are helpful toward understanding the extent of Google’s presence in the Web infrastructure, which Deerfield said has significant implications on network design and evolution. © 2013 Phys.orgcenter_img More information: www.deepfield.net/2013/07/goog … -new-internet-record Citation: Google sits on Internet-traffic throne, says report (2013, July 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-07-google-internet-traffic-throne.html While all eyes have been on the data center buildouts, said Labovitz, “Google has been placing servers in strategic locations outside of their traditional data centers.” Google has expanded from building data centers to generating a presence of Google servers embedded everywhere in the network as part of infrastructure. Labovitz thought that by far the most striking change in Google’s presence is in deploying thousands of Google servers in Internet providers around the world. Google, he said, has deployed Google Global Cache (GGC) servers in the majority of US Internet providers. That is a notable step because in 2010 Deepfield saw GGC deployments mostly in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Google explains its GGC program as designed to let network operators and Internet service providers deploy a small number of Google servers inside their network to serve popular Google content. Google’s traffic management system directs users to the node that will provide the best performance for the user. Targeted deployment can reduce the number of route-miles traveled on an operator’s network to serve Google traffic, further increasing cost savings for the operator. Explore furtherlast_img read more

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New cavern discovered in Playa del Carmen

first_imgPlaya del Carmen, Q.R. — Construction work in downtown Playa del Carmen has led to the discovery of a cavern.The discovery was made on 38th Avenue in the neighborhood of Pedregal. The find came when workers began drilling to repair a drainage leak, however, the area has since been taped off and protected by authorities.Inside the cave, officials say they found stalactites, calcareous rocks in the shape of an irregular cone that point downwards, and stalagmites, calcareous rocks that point upward.Authorities have already safeguarded the cavern to carry out scientific studies that they say, can provide information about the area from thousands of years ago.Stalactites and stalagmites are formed by runoffs and dripping of water from the surface for thousands of years. The structures are generated from the dissolved minerals.In January, scientists discovered a new mineral formation in a Puerto Morelos centoe called campanas del inframundo or bells of the underworld. They were noted as being the largest of their kind in the world.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Iran threatens swift retaliation on US bases

first_imgTEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran declared Wednesday that it can destroy nearby U.S. military bases and strike Israel within minutes of an attack on the Islamic Republic, reflecting tensions over Iran’s suspect nuclear program.The veiled threat came during a military drill that has included the firing of ballistic missiles. The elite Revolutionary Guards, conducting the war games in Iran’s central desert, said that the missiles were aimed at mock-ups of foreign military bases. On Tuesday Iran said it launched a variety of missiles during the desert drill, including Shahab-3 missiles with a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) that could reach Israel and southern Europe.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Patients with chronic pain give advice Sponsored Stories Israel and the U.S. have hinted at the possibility of military strikes against Iran if sanctions and diplomacy do not rein in Iran’s nuclear development program. The West suspects Iran may be aiming to build nuclear weapons. Iran insists its program is for peaceful purposes.The semiofficial Fars news agency quoted Gen. Ami Ali Hajizadeh of the Revolutionary Guards as saying U.S. bases are in range of Iran’s missiles and could be hit in retaliatory strikes. He referred to Israel as “occupied territories.”“Measures have been taken so that we could destroy all these bases in the early minutes of an attack,” said Hajizadeh, chief of the Guards’ air-space division.Israeli officials refused to comment. There was no immediate comment from Washington.Hajizadeh said the Guards also successfully test fired an anti-ship missile that could sink U.S. warships in the Gulf. Gen. Hajizadeh told state TV that the shore-to-sea ballistic missile, called “Persian Gulf,” has a range of 300 kilometers (180 miles).State TV showed video of the launching of a white missile that hit a huge target in Gulf waters.The U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet is based in Bahrain, an island in the Gulf about 200 kilometers (120 miles) from Iran, well within range of Iranian missiles. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Quick workouts for men Four benefits of having a wireless security system Comments   Share   Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathslast_img read more

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No sms and emails for Aussies on holiday

first_imgAustralian travellers are keen to leave texting and emails at home while on vacation, opting to communicate with family and friends via phone call. According to a Medina Apartment Hotels survey 47 percent of Australians find it easier to keep in touch via a phone conversation during their holidays while another 23 percent preferred not to keep in touch at all. The survey of Aussie travelling habits found travellers are also willing to throw out the credit card, choosing to soak up culture and architecture over shopping. Medina Apartment director of brands and communication Lisa Phillips said the study helped the hotel group collect insight from guests. “The results have reinforced our commitment to Medina’s core brand offerings – sleek, stylish and spacious apartment hotels in great city locations,” Ms Phillips said. “Medina apartments are also a great solution for the quarter of respondents that crave a home cooked meal while they’re away!” According to survey results up to 60 percent of respondents said the location of the hotel came out on top of other facilities while 16 percent said they selected hotels based on the amount of space in the room.The survey was conducted online and received up to 1382 respondents. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

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Expedia announces expansion in the Cuban market

first_imgThe Expedia Group has announced its expansion into the Cuban market, which will allow Cuban hoteliers to sell inventory through global Expedia group sites as well as allow travellers to book hotels in the island destination.The addition of Cuba’s hotel inventory in Expedia’s Caribbean portfolio will open new possibilities for inter-Caribbean and multi-destination travel that may boost growth throughout the region. The Expedia group works closely with partners throughout the Caribbean to ensure that they thrive as the region evolves using tailored strategies and regional data to take advantage of the fast-changing market.According to the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s 2016 Industry Performance Report, travel within the region increased for the second straight year, a clear sign of interest by Caribbean travellers in exploring their neighbouring countries. Over four million tourists visited Cuba in 2016, up 13% from the previous year. Among those visitors were over 614,000 Americans, up 34% from the year before.Demetrius Canton, Director, Market Management for the Caribbean, Expedia, said, “We’ve been working around the clock with Cuban hoteliers to offer this iconic, culture-rich destination to our global consumers, with the added convenience of online booking through a trusted travel partner. We are excited to finally announce our expansion into Cuba, which will hopefully allow us to dive deeper into the Caribbean region and help our partners thrive. By further strengthening the value proposition that we offer, our local teams will continue to help hotel partners set their distribution strategy and take advantage of trends to reach and surpass their bottom line.”last_img read more

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