Looking to break the jinx

first_imgPV Sindhu’s resplendent talent has remained unquestionable over the years and the Indian ace has given a friendly reminder of it with her performances on the court.What the 23-year-old has struggled with, however, is to produce the final product.Since securing the silver medal in 2016 Rio Olympics, Sindhu has reached around 10 tournaments finals. But winning majority of them has remained a dream.She let out tears of joy when she finally won a gold medal – at the 2018 World Tours Finals – to prove her credentials which otherwise never came under the scanner.In a year when athletes are solely focussing on Tokyo Games 2020, Sindhu is no different. For her, the extra dose of motivation to claim the berth for the Olympics will come in the form of trophies.”I think I have been reaching finals and then losing. I think about it a lot. Honestly, I am happy with my performances and I have been doing well. But, coming to the final, I don’t know what’s happening. (The World Tour Finals) this was my 9th or 10th and I kept wondering what’s going on,” Sindhu said on the eve of the India Open, slated to begin at the IG Stadium here on Tuesday.”During the World Tour Finals, I told myself I have to change something. I have to just not lose. I have to give my 200 per cent. And I was thinking after the match, that I finally did it,” she added.Sindhu, who has had a rough start to 2019, said she has worked on her strokes in order to reduce the unforced errors that have cost her the titles.advertisementA big hurdle on Sindhu’s road to Tokyo will be to remain in prime shape during this year. With stringent rules that make it compulsory for her to participate in almost 15 tournaments a year, Sindhu said it will be tricky choosing the ones to play.After the India Open, Sindhu heads to Malaysia, followed by the Singapore Open couple of days later.”It’s definitely going to be tricky and a bit tough considering that this is an Olympics qualification year and you have to be injury free. I know sometimes if you don’t play there is a fine and there are some compulsory events but you have to pick and choose,” she said.”We have to be mentally and physically fit to play every tournament at 100 per cent. So we have to pick and choose tournaments where we can give our 100 per cent.”At the India Open, Sindhu is a hot favourite following the withdrawal of top seed Chen Yufei. The other favourite from the Indian contingent will be Kidambi Srikanth.The 26-year-old has been going through a barren patch, failing to win a single title in 15 months.He will aim to beat that unceremonious streak with a title at the KD Jadhav Hall in less than a week’s time.Also Read | I have used wrong strategy against Saina Nehwal in my defeats: PV SindhuAlso Read | PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth to lead India’s campaign at India Open 2019Also See:last_img read more

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NHF Provides Funds to Purchase Ambulances

first_imgThe complement of ambulances in the public health system is being boosted by the provision of US$884,323 by the National Health Fund (NHF), to purchase 17 additional units. A contract for the allocation was signed by Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, NHF executives, and representatives of Toyota Jamaica Limited, during a brief ceremony on Wednesday, March 20, at the NHF’s head office in New Kingston.Cabinet approved the awarding of the contract to Toyota Jamaica, which is slated to deliver the units by September. These will be deployed across the four health authority regions, and to the Ministry.Speaking at the signing, Dr. Ferguson said the procurement of the 17 ambulances will bring to 55, the number of units acquired since he assumed the health portfolio in January 2012.He said the additional units are a welcome intervention and will strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Health and the Regional Health Authorities to provide timely and efficient services to patients, especially for emergency care.The new units will complement the six multi-patient transfer units, which the Ministry purchased a year ago and reduce the need to contract private services.“With the availability of the multi-patient transfer units, the ambulances should not be tied up with transporting persons for diagnostic testing and will, therefore, be used for emergencies and transfer of patients, who need medical care while being transported. This should significantly alleviate the pressure that was placed on the previous fleet of ambulances and reduce the need to procure private ambulance services, thus saving the government millions of dollars,” the Minister said.Chief Executive Officer of the NHF, Everton Anderson, said the procurements are being facilitated through the Fund’s Institutional Benefits Programme.He said that this is the second time in the 10-year history of the NHF that a major grant is being provided for acquisition of ambulances, the first time being in 2007, when 40 ambulances were purchased.“This…is a major role of the NHF – to provide support to the health system in Jamaica, with a view to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of health care and the overall health of the Jamaican population,” Mr. Anderson stated.In his remarks, NHF Chairman, Sterling Soares, noted that since its establishment, the agency has delivered on its mission to provide financing for national health care.He said the fund will be focused on providing the support needed to the public health sector to protect the health gains of the past and meet the current challenges.By Douglas McIntosh, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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Govt looks to implement intelligent lighting system in all municipalities

first_imgKolkata: In a significant stride to reduce carbon emission that contributes to air pollution, the state Municipal Affairs department is planning to implement an intelligent lighting system in all municipalities across the state.The move will ensure that the intensity of light can be controlled depending on the volume of traffic movement in the respective municipal areas. The scheme of intelligent lighting comes under the Green City Mission that was launched three years ago. As per estimates of the department, in 125 municipalities across the state there are 7,00,000 street lights, out of which 5,00,000 lights have already been replaced with LED lights, a move which has reduced electricity consumption by 60 percent. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers”We will completely replace all the lights with LED units. We are also moving towards an intelligent lighting system where the intensity of light will depend on the timing and the volume of traffic on the roads. The lights will glow 100 percent when there will be reasonably heavy traffic or pedestrian movement and will gradually glow with less intensity with the decrease of the flow. We are contemplating how to integrate all street lights into one central server, so that we can regulate them through a shared technology,” said Subrata Gupta, Principal Secretary of the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe department is hopeful of saving 30 percent of the electricity cost with this intelligent lighting system. It may be mentioned that the Kolkata Municipal Corporation has already began the job of replacing all high-pressure sodium vapour lamp fittings (HPSV) and Metal Halide Fittings with LED lights, to bring down the level of carbon emission and at the same time, reduce consumption of electricity. Lights in the civic body’s offices, health units, schools, compactor stations, markets, borough offices, ward health units, pumping stations and crematoriums will all have LED lights. In another significant stride to reduce pollution, the department will be replacing 1,161 pumps in 39 towns. “The water extracting capacity of the pumps have gone down due to use for very long durations and the electricity bill is also increasing by leaps and bounds while operating these pumps. The replacement as per our estimates will save 330 lakh electrical energy in a year, whose value will be around Rs 150 crore,” a senior official of the department said.last_img read more

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Robin Roberts Joins Diane Keaton At 2014 Pennsylvania Conference For Women

first_img“If you wait for fear to subside, you’re going to be on the sidelines for a very long time,” Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America” told a sold-out audience of 8,000 at the 11th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women. “It’s important to fight the battle in front of you.”Robin Roberts joins 8,000 women in Philadelphia for the 11th Annual Pennsylvania Conference for WomenRoberts spoke about her recovery from two serious illnesses and the death of her mother, chronicled in her new book, Everybody’s Got Something – as well as her lifelong reliance on faith, family and friends. In a wide-ranging conversation with “Good Morning America” contributor and best-selling author Tory Johnson, Roberts also reacted to recent controversial comments by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella regarding women waiting to ask for raises. “I spoke up,” said Roberts. “I didn’t just sit at my desk waiting for karma.”Earlier in the day, Conference for Women attendees also heard from Diane Keaton, legendary actress and bestselling author, and Jill Abramson, the first female Executive Editor of the New York Times. Former “Today” co-host and “Dateline NBC” anchor Jane Pauley joined Roberts, Keaton, and Abramson as a keynote speaker. The Conference also featured Candy Chang, creator of the “Before I Die” project, a global art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations.Now Pennsylvania’s largest personal and professional development event for women and one of the largest of its kind in the country, the nonpartisan, nonprofit conference attracts more than 7,500 attendees this year. Themed “The Power of Us,” the 11th annual Conference featured more than one hundred speakers for a day of inspiration, reinvention and networking. Topics included leadership, career advancement, money management, health and wellness, small business and entrepreneurship, social media, branding and more.“Today’s Conference once again showed us that remarkable things happen when thousands of women come together to be educated, inspired and empowered,” said Leslie Stiles, Board President of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. “Today’s amazing speakers gave women of all backgrounds the confidence they need to explore their own unique abilities to create positive change in their personal and professional lives – and in their communities.”Exclusive to the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, Local Leader Meet Ups offered attendees the chance to have one-on-one conversations with local businesswomen and community leaders, and intimate Expert Exchange sessions offered a focused discussion with industry veterans. Conference attendees also had the opportunity to experience the new Cisco Networking Lounge and Beneficial Knowledge Bank Pavilion and Classroom, as well as participate in the popular Drexel LeBow Career Pavilion, featuring resume reviews by human resource experts, Coaches Corner (one-on-one “speed coaching” sessions with career and life coaches from the Philadelphia Chapter of the International Coach Federation), workshops on communication skills and social media, and much more.The Conference Health & Wellness Pavilion showcased speakers and companies dedicated to improving women’s health, while onsite exhibits feature hundreds of organizations and companies with products or services that appeal to women. Additionally, attendees had the opportunity to connect with local nonprofits at Amerihealth’s Community Connection Pavilion.“This year’s Conference reminds us that women have their strongest advocates in each other,” said Joanne Ryder, Executive Vice President and Director of Brand & Strategy at Beneficial Bank, presenting sponsor of the Conference. “The Conference motivates thousands of women to form new friendships, overcome obstacles, and pursue new career goals. As the oldest and largest bank headquartered in Philadelphia, Beneficial Bank has a long and rich history of supporting women in the community. We’re thrilled to once again be a part of this extraordinary day, and proud to be the presenting sponsor of this wonderful event.”The Pennsylvania Conference for Women is presented by Beneficial Bank and the Beneficial Bank Foundation. It is also generously underwritten by dozens of corporations including Bristol-Myers Squibb, PPL Corporation, Cisco Systems, Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, Hail Merry, QVC, Clear Channel Media+Entertainment, Tierney, AmeriHealth Caritas, AstraZeneca, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, DuPont, Ernst & Young LLP, GlaxoSmithKline, Independence Blue Cross, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard Worldwide, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Radian and State Street Corporation. Also, ACE Group, ACME Markets, AmerisourceBergen Corporation, Amtrak, Citizens Bank, Comcast, DLA Piper, eBay Enterprises, Fine Wine & Good Spirits, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, M&T Bank, NRG Energy, PECO, PNC Bank, Stradley Ronon, The Dow Chemical Company, United Airlines, Wells Fargo, Whole Foods Market, Interstate General Media, Philadelphia Magazine and WPVI-TV 6abc.“The Conference offers the rare opportunity to see and hear some of our country’s most authentic and influential voices sharing inspirational stories and discussing issues that matter most to women’s lives,” said Ehrika Gladden, Senior Director, Americas Cloud Consumption Models at Cisco, the exclusive Networking Sponsor of the Conference. “Cisco is committed to supporting women at all stages of their career, and we’re proud to be a part of this incredible day.”To learn more about the 11th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women, visit www.paconferenceforwomen.org.last_img read more

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Thunder Bay police seek help identifying suspects after eggs thrown at Indigenous

first_imgWillow Fiddler APTN NewsThunder Bay police are investigating after two Indigenous people had eggs and other objects thrown at them from passing vehicles.The victims were both men and one was taken to hospital with injuries. Police say the incidents – reported separately on Wednesday night – are criminal acts of assault.Investigators are seeking the public’s help in this investigation.“A lot of times in these types of incidents it’s really difficult to find the person or the vehicle connected to the incident because it happens so fast and the person walking down the street is taken by surprise,” said Const. Julie Tilbury.While charges in these cases are rare, they are not isolated or uncommon.Last year, teenager Brayden Bushby was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Barbara Kentner.He’s alleged to have hit the 34-year-old First Nations woman with a trailer hitch as she walked down a Thunder Bay street.Bushby’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for September.Meanwhile, police advise anyone who witnesses a drive-by incident to get descriptions of the vehicle and report it.last_img read more

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Munir El Haddadis Dream to Play for Morocco Destroyed

Rabat – After several months of suspense, Munir El Haddadi’s case has been closed. The verdict? The Moroccan-Spanish footballer will not join the Moroccan national football team. For months, the Royal Moroccan Federation (FRMF) was attempting to convince FIFA to give the 21-year-old international player the right to represent Morocco. However, an unexpected turn of events destroyed Haddadi’s dream. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has closed El Haddadi’s case after the withdrawal of the appeal request. Back in November, Moroccan news daily Assabah reported that El Haddadi visited FIFA officials in person to appeal that they “defend the rights of binational players.”He also contacted FRMF, calling for their support in his petition to FIFA to allow him to play with Morocco in the 2018 World Cup.The withdrawal of the appeal request was confirmed by the Moroccan official football website Lion de l’Atlas. It is not sure whether the withdrawal of the appeal request was made by El Haddadi or the FRMF itself.Born to Moroccan parents in Spain, the youngster represented Spain at the youth level and made a brief appearance at an international game against Macedonia in 2014. His appearance as a substitute ruined his chances to represent the Moroccan national football team, according to FIFA eligibility rules.The forward is currently playing for Alaves. He joined the team on loan for the 2017-2018 period. He also represented the Spanish national team, Spanish national under-19 football team and Spanish national under-21 football team.During his youth, the 21-year-old footballer also played for several Spanish clubs, including Atletico Madrid, FC Valencia, and Rayo Majadahonda . read more

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Canadas two largest railways moved record grain tonnage in April

MONTREAL — Canada’s two largest railways say they moved a record amount of grain out of Western Canada in April.Canadian National Railway says it shipped 2.72 million tonnes of grain, while Calgary-based rival Canadian Pacific Railway says it moved 2.64 million tonnes.Montreal-based CN says its grain shipments for the month compared with a three-year average of 2.23 million tonnes.Allen Foster, CN’s vice-president of bulk, says the 21.1 million tonnes of grain moved in the first nine months of the crop year was 8.2 per cent or 1.6 million tonnes above the three-year average.Meanwhile, CP Rail says its April shipments beat the previous monthly high from last October. Train lengths and weights were the best April in the railway’s history.Both railways also say they have ordered new hopper cars to support increased capacity. Companies in this story: (TSX:CNR, TSX:CP)The Canadian Press read more

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Sudan UN mission urges immediate release of all arrested staff members

The six were preparing to depart from the airport in Kadugli, the main town in Southern Kordofan, to the Southern Sudanese town of Wau as part of the peacekeeping mission’s relocation of staff due to fighting between the northern army known as the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) of Southern Sudan. In an earlier statement issued to the press, UNMIS noted that, in accordance with the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) signed by the Sudanese Government and the mission, the Government is obliged to present the head of the mission with evidence prior to taking any legal action against any UNMIS staff member, national or international, including arresting them.“UNMIS is very concerned about the safety and security of its staff members and requests their immediate release until evidence of any illegal activities is presented by the local authorities to UNMIS,” the mission stated. It added that the temporary detention and abuse of four peacekeepers last week and yesterday’s arrest of national staff members constitute “clear and disturbing” violations of the SOFA. “UNMIS calls on the parties to respect the SOFA, and uphold their commitment to protect civilians and ensure the freedom of movement for all UN staff, regardless of their origin, or ethnic and political affiliations,” the statement added.The violence that began on 5 June in Southern Kordofan has displaced an estimated 73,000 people, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Senior UN officials have repeatedly called for an end to insecurity and movement restrictions, which are continuing to limit the ability of humanitarian personnel to assess the situation and to provide urgently needed assistance to those affected, as well as to the threats to aid workers and peacekeepers in the area.The latest fighting comes as the semi-autonomous region of Southern Sudan prepares to become an independent State on 9 July, after a referendum held at the start of this year in accordance with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended the long-running north-south civil war. 23 June 2011The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) today welcomed the release of two of the six staff members arrested yesterday by the Sudanese Government as they were preparing to relocate from Southern Kordofan and urged that the others be released immediately. read more

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Gotabaya and joint opposition seek support in Japan

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is in Japan on an invitation extended to him by the Sri Lankan community in Japan who are supporting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. (Colombo Gazette) Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the joint opposition are in Japan for talks with the Sri Lankan community in Japan.Rajapaksa met a group of Sri Lankans in Japan, including the Buddhist clergy.

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UN cosponsors project to improve health care for refugees in Africa

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN) have teamed up to launch a Nursing Library scheme, delivering 50 ICN/MSD Nursing Libraries for Refugee Health to health workers in Tanzania and Zambia, which together host some 770,000 refugees.“The libraries will include the latest nursing/health information and provide training to better meet refugee health needs,” UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond told a news briefing in Geneva today.“It’s hoped the programme can expand over the next five years to other refugee settings across Africa, improving the quality of health care provided to the continent’s almost 3 million refugees,” he added.The ICN is a federation of national nurses’ associations representing nurses in more than 128 countries. read more

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Graduate TAs honoured for outstanding contributions

Parthajit Mukherjee, the 2016-17 recipient of Brock’s TA Award, has come full circle as a teaching assistant and lab demonstrator over the past six years.As a new TA in 2011, Mukherjee looked upon his graduate studies professors as role models for teaching and learning. At the same time, he sharpened his teaching skills and philosophy by attending a series of TA professional development workshops offered by the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI).“My fascination for teaching blossomed during my early days as a graduate student at Brock University,” Mukherjee says. “Under the supervision of several veteran and young professors, I learned the tools of the trade and the value of hard work and perseverance.”From that commitment and dedication, Mukherjee has become a role model for other TAs and for many of the undergraduate students he has taught in third- and second-year biology classes.“Getting involved in this profession, while being a student myself, made me realize that teaching and learning are two sides of the same coin. One cannot exist without the other,” he says in explaining his teaching philosophy. “Therefore the journey towards becoming a good teacher starts by becoming an avid learner of the concepts that one desires to teach.”Mukherjee, who is a few weeks away from receiving his PhD degree in Biotechnology, was one of the top TAs recognized at the annual TA Reception held recently by CPI to celebrate the important contributions to the University by teaching assistants, seminar leaders and lab demonstrators.Also distinguished for teaching excellence were Harish Aggarwal, a master’s student in Applied Health Sciences who received the Graduate TA Award, and Francesca Patten, a master’s student in Classics who received the Novice TA Award.Francesca Patten was recently honoured at the TA Reception hosted by the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation.CPI honoured close to 100 TAs who completed TA certificate programs to further develop their teaching skills this year.  Over CPI’s 20-year history, close to 1,500 TAs have received TA certification.TAs play an integral role in supporting student learning and student success at Brock, says Anna Lathrop, Brock’s Vice-Provost, Teaching, Learning and Student Success.“The strength of the University is the calibre of TAs we have working in classrooms and labs across campus,” Lathrop says.Aggarwal and Patten are teaching role models in their own right as dedicated, resourceful and student-focused TAs.Aggarwal, a master’s student in Applied Health Sciences, is TA and lab demonstrator for two fundamental undergraduate courses — HLSC 2P07 and HLSC 3P07, Biostatics I and II.He has a top-five list of beliefs that inform his teaching philosophy, the first of which is to give students a strong sense of accountability. He also places a high importance on fostering an inclusive personalized learning environment.Patten, a master’s student in Classics, shares a genuine passion for the study of Classics with the large group of students she taught in CLAS 1P91: Greek Civilization.Patten successfully creates and facilitates a supportive classroom environment through creative classroom activities. As well, Patten makes herself available to other TAs to help and share ideas for creating interactive lesson plans.Profiles of the 2016-17 TA Awards recipients are available online. Information about the annual TA Award nomination process is also available on CPI’s website.The contributions of Brock’s Graduate TAs were celebrated during a recent reception hosted by the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation. read more

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Rio expands autonomous truck fleet with significant new order for Komatsu

first_imgRio Tinto is to become the owner of the world’s largest fleet of driverless trucks after it signed a deal to buy at least 150 machines from Komatsu over the next four years. The new trucks, which will start arriving in 2012, will be used in Rio Tinto’s Pilbara iron ore mines in Western Australia and can be controlled from its Operations Centre in Perth more than 1,500 km away. The move signals a 15-fold expansion from its previous plan to double the fleet to 10 trucks. This is the latest development in Rio Tinto’s Mine of the FutureTM programme, which introduces next-generation technologies for mining operations with the aim of reducing costs, increasing efficiency and improving health, safety and environmental performance. The group believes that by implementing autonomous haulage on this scale, more material can be moved more quickly and safely, creating a direct increase in productivity.In Tokyo Rio Tinto Chief Executive Tom Albanese and Komatsu President and CEO Kunio Noji, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the supply and purchase of the trucks. Also present at the signing ceremony were Rio Tinto Iron Ore President Pilbara Operations Greg Lilleyman and other senior executives from both companies. Mr Albanese said: “This announcement further reinforces our longstanding alliance with Komatsu. We have been partnering with Komatsu, using their advanced truck technology at our mines, for almost 20 years. Autonomous haulage is an important component in our Mine of the Future programme. These 150 new trucks will work with our pioneering Operations Centre that integrates and manages the logistics of 14 mines, three ports and two railways. These technologies are revolutionising the way large-scale mining is done, creating attractive hi-tech jobs, and helping us to improve safety and environmental performance and reduce carbon emissions.”Mr Noji commented: “Komatsu is extremely excited to sign the MOU with Rio Tinto to expand the fleet to at least 150 Komatsu Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) trucks in their Western Australian Pilbara operations by the end of 2015. Komatsu and Rio Tinto are global partners and have developed a strong alliance throughout the years. We are confident that our leading-edge AHS Technology will accelerate Rio Tinto’s Mine of the Future objectives through improving safety and mine operations.” Rio Tinto has been testing the Komatsu Autonomous Haulage System, the world’s first commercial autonomous mining haulage system, in the Pilbara since December 2008. Elsewhere in its Mine of the Future programme, Rio is set to begin more widespread deployment of its automated drills, both in the Pilbara and at coal and copper mines in its portfolio.last_img read more

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BUGOJNO 2016 No winner in thriller between Croatia and Poland

Here are the results of Day 1 at the strong youth tournament for generation 1998 “Handball is my future” in Bugojno, Bosnia and Herzegovina:Group A:Croatia – Macedonia 41:25Poland   – Qatar  36:23Croatia    – Poland 32:32Qatar       – Macedonia 20:28Group B:Slovenia – BiH 33:28Serbia     – Austria 41:33 Bugojno handball ← Previous Story ROAD TO MEN’S EHF EURO 2018: France and Norway together in Group 7 Next Story → Who is the HANDBALL PERSON 2015/2016?

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Danny Rose grateful for support after opening up about depression

first_imgTottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose has thanked the football world for their support after he opened up about suffering depression.Danny Rose spoke about struggling with mental illness before England flew to Russia for the World Cup.According to Daily Mail, he is now speaking for the first time about his reaction after news of his depression broke.“We had a walk around the hotel and, again, he gave me some really nice words. It was a funny few days for me,” Rose said, speaking of England coach Gareth Southgate.“Then that night we played against Costa Rica and after the game, the manager said that it was one of the best games he’d seen me play.”“It was as though I’d got a lot of things off my chest.”He was utterly surprised by how supportive the football world has been to him and regretted not telling his story sooner.Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.He said: “I was back home in Doncaster over the weekend, my brother plays for Grimsby and I was at the game (against Forest Green).”“I had two people come up to me at the game thanking me for what I’d said. It just made me wish maybe I’d done it sooner.”“Or maybe after the World Cup, but yes, I’m glad I did it in the end.”Danny Rose is currently preparing for the new Premier League season with Tottenham.last_img read more

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Carnoustie Golf Links adopts mobile platform to increase employee engagement

first_imgScottish golf resort Carnoustie Golf Links has adopted the use of a mobile platform, in an effort to increase employee engagement among its staff.The platform, provided by StaffConnect and launched on 4 October 2018, is available to the resort’s 95 employees, the majority of whom are non-desk staff, including those responsible for maintaining the course.The technology provides employees with the opportunity to suggest ideas for innovation and continued improvement, providing feedback through quizzes, surveys and polls. Carnoustie employees can also access key documents, training materials, employee profiles and contact information via the app.The StaffConnect platform also provides analytics on employee communications and engagement goals, promotes organisational events via an online calendar, and offers the ability to recognise and reward employees via social media interactions.The decision to adopt the new app was reached following internal feedback gathering about recent initiatives and changes. The organisation identified a need to improve transparency and create an inclusive, two-way communication channel capable of reaching and connecting the entire workforce.Kierran Allardice, PR officer for Carnoustie Golf Links, said: “We came to the realisation that, if we wanted to build our brand and deliver the best possible experience to our global customer base, we needed a system dedicated to doing the same thing with our employees first, and that meant creating a strong connection with them through better communication.”The adoption of the platform was launched and communicated to employees through posters and an all-staff message from the organisation’s chief executive, Michael Wells.Allardice said: “StaffConnect has a range of features designed to build an emotional connection with our workers, allowing us to continue to build on our cultural values and share individual team successes. We are proud to be an active leader in bringing this new paradigm to the workforce to more deeply connect, engage and promote the positive qualities of the organisation to, and through, our employees.”last_img read more

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Family says they bought cereal at Walmart that expired in 1997

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. LAKEWOOD, Colo. (WSVN) — One family is stressing the importance of checking the expiration date on food after they bought a box of cereal at Walmart that they say expired 21 years ago.KMGH reports that the Colorado family bought a box of Quaker Oats Cereal, only later to notice its expiration date that looked like “February 22, 1997.”Anthea Carelse says she didn’t check the expiration date on the box until her family started eating the cereal and noticed that it tasted odd.“I had about two bites, and that was it,” Carelse told the news outlet.The particular cereal apparently contained oats, honey and raisins.KMGH confirmed the box’s UPC number matched the code on the family’s Walmart receipt.A Walmart spokesperson told the station they are looking into the incident but have not yet provided a statement. last_img read more

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George Benson Talks Tribute Album To Chuck Berry Fats Domino The Songs

first_imgWhat made you want to honor Chuck Berry and Fats Domino in 2019?The record company are the ones who inspired this record. They’re the ones who made the request for me to do this music. I thought it was strange at first, but after a while, I said, “You know, what a great idea!” Because these were two icons who crossed over in a day when that was almost impossible. They crossed over in a big way, because they were two very, very strong personalities and their music was highly unique.These two composers and musicians already had their hands on the vibe. Just to bring that forward is already a big reason why the record is successful so far. I think that’s the main thing. That people think you meant to play this record. You lose that vibe, I think you’ve lost them.The lyrics to the songs were ripe for the time, and they’re still ripe. Because they’re talking about the basics of life. Things that people come in contact with every day. Their trials and tribulations. And in a genius way, they put those lyrics together. These guys were poets, you know? The stories have a poetic value, and they translate and communicate very well. George Benson Talks Chuck Berry & Fats Domino george-benson-talks-tribute-album-chuck-berry-fats-domino-songs-are-still-ripe George Benson Talks Tribute Album To Chuck Berry & Fats Domino: “The Songs are Still Ripe” Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 25, 2017 – 2:20 pm Recording Academy Remembers Fats Domino Twitter What inspired you to cut this music in Nashville?In Nashville, they wouldn’t question what you were doing. You wouldn’t have to make up things like you would in L.A. They know me too well. They know what I can do. And they would want to be on something different in L.A. In Nashville, they never ask one question, except “What are we playing next? What key is it in?” That’s about it.There’s a crackly energy between you and the players. Were you trying to let your hair down and play some rock ‘n roll this time?No, that was another decision on the record company’s part. They had heard me in that context. I couldn’t until it came back to me, because I used to play a lot of that type of music way back in the day, in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. We had to play a little bit of everything and listen to a little bit of everything, because that was what was on the radio and on the jukebox. I kind of filed that into a bag that I had gone through. I thought that was the end of it!Do you remember the first time you heard Fats and Chuck? Did you ever come in contact with those guys?Only once. I came into contact with Chuck Berry at a music store in L.A. I was doing a video interview and he was in there buying some strings or guitar picks or something like that. I went over and I said, “Mr. Berry, my name is George Benson.”  He turned around and shook my hand. “Yeah. Hi.” And then he went right back to what he was doing. I had to quickly think of something to say. I asked, “Mr. Berry, in my show, I do the duck walk. Do you mind that I do the duck walk in my show?” And he turned around very quickly and said, “Can you?” And then he went right back to buying his guitar picks and his strings. That was the end of that.Fats Domino, I had the offer to join his band many years ago. I think I was about 16, 17 years old, maybe. One of the guys who was working with him saw me playing somewhere and said, “Man, how’d you like to go on the road?” I never liked that idea, because I never saw anyone on the road who had anything. They all looked like they were tattered and broken-down. So I said, “No, I never thought about going on the road.” And then he said, “Well, how would you like to gig with Fats Domino?” And I said, “Wow, that’s too heavy for me. I’m not that good a player. No, I couldn’t.” So I didn’t take the gig.center_img The guitar great discusses his latest project honoring two of rock ‘n roll’s founding fathers by digging into their deep cutsMorgan Enos GRAMMYs Apr 23, 2019 – 5:10 pm When Provogue Records asked GRAMMY winner George Benson to record a covers album of Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, he enthusiastically jumped into what could have been a tired set of oldies — and recorded a fresh romp through the origins of rock ‘n roll.Not that the singer, songwriter and guitarist hadn’t tackled standards before. His body of work is filled with renditions of the Beatles, Miles Davis, Sam Cooke, and dozens more; his last album, 2013’s Inspiration, paid tribute to Nat King Cole. News You picked some deeper Chuck Berry cuts, like “Nadine” and “Havana Moon.” Were you trying to honor his more lyrical side?That might have been the conscious choice by the producer and the record company executive. I think they made a good choice of tunes. I had never heard “Havana Moon” before. It sounded very strange to me. Like a song that maybe Harry Belafonte would do. I didn’t think it particularly meant that much, but every woman who heard that song loved it. So they made good choices!The title track is a poignant version of Fats’ “Walking to New Orleans.” What struck you about that song?They had a name for the album. I can’t remember what it was. But when it came around to me, I said, “No, the obvious to me is Walking to New Orleans.” It gives them a little hint about what they’re going to be listening to. It’s going to have a blues tint to it and some very basic ideas. I thought that worked better. And they loved the idea. So that’s what we named it.You’re a family man and a longtime member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Is music still a big part of your daily life in both respects?Keeping the balance was, is, difficult. Trying to get to the meetings when I was home. We put in our time every month. In forty years, I missed maybe one or two months, because I was out on the road. But yeah, music in my house every day. I practice almost every day, because it’s been the best way for me to keep abreast of things. I learn something from every project. But music moves around a lot. You can’t depend on something you did 40 years ago. You’ve gotta keep coming up with something. They’ve already got those albums on their shelves. To try to keep new ideas going forward has been the challenge. We’ve been very successful at that.Herbie Hancock & Kamasi Washington Announce Joint TourRead more Berry and Domino are a heady pair to pay tribute to, but Benson’s masterful touch makes it look like a breeze. Their outsized personalities made them early rock icons — and much like Benson himself, they transcended musical lines of race, color and genre. And to him, the songs still have “poetic value” in 2019. “They’re talking about the basics of life,” Benson says with a hint of awe. “Things that people come in contact with every day. And they put those lyrics together in a genius way.”Berry and Domino are Rock ‘n Roll 101 at this point — but as he dug deep, Benson found plenty of surprises. Producer Kevin Shirley suggested Berry’s “Havana Moon”; Benson had never previously heard the song. “It sounded very strange to me,” he admitted. “Like something Harry Belafonte would sing.” He let out an irresistible laugh. “But every woman who heard that song loved it!”His covers of Domino, too, display an affection for the foundations of rock. When the record company asked him to tackle his “Walking to New Orleans,” his ears pricked up; he knew that would be the title. “It gives them a little hint of what they’re going to be listening to,” he says. “It’s going to have a blues tint.” If you want a fun, breezy crash-course on how that blues sound shaped early rock, Walking to New Orleans is your trusty guide.Here Benson talks more about about his musical roots, the challenges of covering Berry and Domino and how he balances his music career with being a family man of faith. Facebook last_img read more

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Recent Wilmington Real Estate Transactions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the real estate transactions in Wilmington that occurred from June 25, 2019 to July 2, 2019:Address: 205-R Aldrich RoadPrice: $695,000Buyer: Phillip & Kara ReaSeller: James A. Newhouse Jr., Trustee for Veritas NTDate: 6/28/19Use: Residential Developed LandLot Size: 56,069 sfAddress: 181 Ballardvale StreetPrice: $13,689,227Buyer: G&I IX&GP 4 181 BllrdvlleSeller: 181 Bop LLCDate: 6/27/19Use: Office IndustrialLot Size: 376,794 sfAddress: 187 Ballardvale StreetPrice: $12,365,918Buyer: G&I IX&GP 4 187 BllrdvlleSeller: 187 Bop LLCDate: 6/27/19Use: Office IndustrialLot Size: 292,723 sfAddress: 200 Ballardvale StreetPrice: $60,294,855Buyer: G&I IX&GP 4 200 BllrdvlleSeller: 200 Bop LLCDate: 6/27/19Use: Office IndustrialLot Size: 737,906 sfAddress: 5 Bates AvenuePrice: $479,000Buyer: John T. CaseySeller: Nathan & Tracy BoyntonDate: 6/27/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 16,736 sfAddress: 8 Brand AvenuePrice: $605,000Buyer: Hosne Kamal & James Miles-PurvisSeller: Shawn & Kristen O’BrienDate: 6/27/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 6,500 sfAddress: 4 Carolyn RoadPrice: $699,900Buyer: Brian & Julie PicarielloSeller: Eric & Ling JuergensDate: 7/2/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 24,328 sfAddress: 17 Cedarcrest RoadPrice: $450,000Buyer: Matthew Smith & Jennifer Gochis-SmithSeller: Jonathan Coughlin & Lynette SbanoDate: 6/27/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 10,000 sfAddress: 12 Cherokee LanePrice: $572,500Buyer: Randy Curry & Ella BensonSeller: Staci & Mark AfthimDate: 6/28/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 25,077 sfAddress: 3 Drury LanePrice: $465,000Buyer: Carol Fernandes & Andrea RodriguezSeller: Brian & Julie PicarielloDate: 7/1/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 12,513 sfAddress: 18 Jere RoadPrice: $570,000Buyer: Nikolas & Katarina DordevicSeller: ML Kindred-Pawlk TrustDate: 6/28/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 41,900 sfAddress: 17 Kenwood AvenuePrice: $530,000Buyer: Melissa & Christian TorresSeller: Robert W&RT Holbrook RTDate: 6/28/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 22,500 sfAddress: 14 Liberty StreetPrice: $485,000Buyer: John J. Gillis, Trustee for Liberty Street RTSeller: William & Kevin CameronDate: 6/28/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 20,000 sfAddress: 101 Lords CourtPrice: $345,000Buyer: Jeremy WilsonSeller: Wilmington Savings FundDate: 6/28/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 4,692 sfAddress: 105 McDonald RoadPrice: $799,000Buyer: Bing Nie & Jingwei NiSeller: North Wilmington EstatesDate: 6/27/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 19,086 sfAddress: 35 Swain RoadPrice: $539,900Buyer: Kevin Penta & Kiara MooneySeller: Rossi & Cesar VicenteDate: 7/2/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 10,100 sfAddress: 6 Tomahawk DrivePrice: $650,000Buyer: Matthew & Lindsay QuinnSeller: Thomas & Ann SheehanDate: 6/28/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 44,058 sfLike 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… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more

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Expresident Abdur Rahman Biswas dies

first_imgFormer president Abdur Rahman Biswas Bangladesh’s former president Abdur Rahman Biswas has died due to various old-age complications. He was 93.He breathed his last at the United Hospital in the capital at 8:45pm on Friday.Abdur Rahman Biswas was taken to the hospital after his condition had deteriorated on Friday.Quoting Abdur Rahman’s son Mahmud Hasan, the official of BNP chairperson’s media wing, Shyrul Kabir Khan confirmed the death news to Prothom Alo.   He was survived by five sons and two daughters, reports UNB. Abdur Rahman Biswas was the president of Bangladesh during the 1991-1996 tenure of BNP.According to Bangapedia, Abdur Rahman Biswas was elected member of the East Pakistan Legislative Assembly in 1962 and again in 1965. He worked as parliamentary secretary of East Pakistan from 1965 to 1969.He was elected MP in the general election held in 1979. He served as the jute minister (1979-80) with president Ziaur Rahman and as health minister (1981-82) with president justice Abdus Sattar.He was elected MP in the 27 February election of 1991. He was then elected speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad on 4 April 1991.After the reintroduction of the parliamentary system in the country, Abdur Rahman Biswas was elected president on 8 October 1991.last_img read more

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