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Triple Ashes winning coach Andy Flower leaves ECB after 12 years

first_img Next Associated Press LondonOctober 12, 2019UPDATED: October 12, 2019 19:11 IST Former head coach Andy Flower (Twitter: @englandcricket)HIGHLIGHTSDuring his spell as head coach, Andy Flower led the team to No. 1 in the test rankingsFlower was appointed England assistant coach to Peter Moores in 2007It’s been a real privilege, said FlowerFormer head coach Andy Flower is leaving the England and Wales Cricket Board after 12 years.The 51-year-old Zimbabwean was appointed England assistant coach to Peter Moores in 2007, took over as head coach two years later and then switched to working with the Young Lions in 2014.During his spell as head coach, Flower led the team to No. 1 in the test rankings, title success at the 2010 World Twenty20 and an Ashes series win in Australia in 2010-11.”It’s been a real privilege,” Flower said. “The Ashes victory in 2010-11 stands out. It’s difficult to win in Australia and to do it so comprehensively was a really proud moment in my coaching career.”It was wonderful to watch those young men take on that challenge successfully and have a great time doing it.”The win in India in 2012-13 was a highlight too, to overcome some great players in tough spinning conditions was a special victory.”So was the T20 World Cup win in 2010. The way we played our cricket, with such freedom and aggression, really was fun to be part of.”Flower is planning a spell away from the game.”I haven’t had a sustained break for quite a long time,” said the former Zimbabwe Test captain.Also Read | After 13 years, Australia captain Tim Paine hits hundredAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Andy FlowerFollow ECB Triple Ashes winning coach Andy Flower leaves ECB after 12 yearsThe former head coach Andy Flower is leaving England and Wales Cricket Board after 12 years working with elite and emerging players.advertisementlast_img read more

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Nova Scotians Urged To Show Respect and Support for All

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is encouraging Nova Scotians to show support and act compassionately in response to recent terrorist activity. “As Canadians, we belong to a human family whose rights are no different than our own,” said Eunice Harker, chair of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. “Violence motivated by racism, discrimination and fear threatens to worsen what is already a tragic circumstance for many. This is a time for understanding. “Attacks and violence, motivated by discrimination on the basis of race or religion, demonstrate a need for solidarity and reflection upon our individual actions.” As a member of the Canadian Statutory Human Rights Associations, Nova Scotia supports last week’s statement by the Canadian Human Rights Commission calling for balance between human rights and security measures. Religion, race and colour are protected characteristics under the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act. Incidents of racism or discrimination can be addressed by contacting the Human Rights Commission. Visit http://humanrights.gov.ns.ca to learn more.last_img read more

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Ashley Greene Puts The Heat On Hunger

first_imgFor most children, summer is a time of fun and excitement, but for 18 million children in communities across the country it means the end of access to the free or reduced-price meals that nourish them during the school year.For every six children receiving free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs, five lose access to those meals as public schools close for the summer.Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, in partnership with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, hosted a special Put the Heat on Hunger volunteer event last week with celebrity friends Ashley Greene and Darby Stanchfield.The event was held at one of Los Angeles Regional Food Bank’s partner agencies, Para Los Niños Charter Elementary School. Los Angeles County, according to recent Feeding America Map the Meal Gap data, has 536,100 food-insecure children, more than any other county in the United States.Greene, Stanchfield and other volunteers toured the school, served lunch and distributed fresh produce to 120 children at an on-site farmer’s market. Los Angeles Regional Food Bank supplied the produce, which included apples, oranges, potatoes, tomatoes and plums.“The end of the school year is a stressful time for many families across the country, and it should not be,” said Diana Aviv, Chief Executive Officer of Feeding America. “When children lose access to school meals, their families’ grocery bills skyrocket and families are forced to make tough choices between food and other basic necessities.”Across the nation, the Feeding America network of food banks works to bridge this summer meal gap. Last year, 127 Feeding America food banks helped distribute 9.5 million meals to children at nearly 5,000 sites like the Para Los Niños Charter Elementary School.“We must ensure that our children receive adequate nutrition and support throughout the summer months,” said Aviv. “The Feeding America network feeds more children than any other hunger-relief organization in the county and we encourage everyone to partner with us to ensure all children have access to healthy meals regardless of the season.”Feeding America is teaming up with its Entertainment Council members and celebrity friends to host a series of Put the Heat on Hunger events across the country. The events are designed to raise awareness of the issue of child hunger and encourage the public to get involved.To learn more about summer hunger and how you can Put the Heat on Hunger in your community, visit FeedingAmerica.org.last_img read more

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Aspiring model charged with firstdegree murder

first_imgLaurie Phan, who once competed in the ATV Miss Asia Toronto in 2013, has turned herself in to police in connection with the February death of Noel Williams.York Regional Police found Williams, 27, suffering from gunshot wounds at a residence in the area of McCowan Rd. and Bur Oak Ave. on Feb. 10 of this year. He was rushed to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Police said at the time that the suspect or suspects fled in a vehicle.Phan, 22, has been charged with first-degree murder. Login/Register With: An old profile on a model networking site stated that Phan, then 19 and fresh out of the Miss Asia Toronto competition, was studying nursing and wanted to get into modelling.In the profile, she called herself a “very motivated and determined person” and said she was “interested in fashion, glamour, hair/makeup, promotional modelling, runway, fit modelling and swimwear shoots!” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img The most recent photo on the site was from 2015, a rosy, tri-colour close-up of her face.She is the second suspect to be charged. Jasper Atienza, 28, was also charged with first-degree murder on April 19.The investigation is on-going.BY ALEXANDRA JONES – TORONTO STAR Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Swiss giant Novartis to buy USbased AveXis in 87B deal

first_imgGENEVA – Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis says it has agreed to buy the U.S.-based gene therapy company AveXis Inc. for $8.7 billion, part of its goal to become a leader in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.The two companies say their respective boards have voted unanimously to approve the deal, to be paid for through cash and short-term borrowing.The tender offer for $218 per share announced Monday marks a whopping 88 per cent premium from AveXis’ closing price in Nasdaq trading on Friday.Basel, Switzerland-based Novartis called the deal set to close in mid-2018 a “financially attractive acquisition with multi-billion dollar peak sales potential” even if it isn’t expected to add to core operating income until 2020.The lead AveXis gene therapy candidate is for spinal muscular atrophy Type 1, which Novartis called the top genetic cause of death in infants, in which “nine out of 10 infants do not live to their second birthday or are permanently ventilator dependent.”The top executive for Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Paul Hudson, said the deal to bring in AveXis “would support both our ambition to be a leader in neurodegenerative diseases and our Neuroscience franchise priorities to strengthen our position in devastating pediatric neurological diseases such as SMA.”last_img read more

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General Assembly seeks to minimize threat posed by nuclear weapons

The Assembly made the call in one of 51 texts presented by the First Committee and adopted by the 192-member body yesterday; 32 of them were passed by recorded votes including those relating to missiles, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), and preventing an arms race in outer space. In adopting the resolution on decreasing operational readiness of nuclear weapons systems, the Assembly recognized that maintaining these systems at a high level of readiness increased the risk of their use, including unintentional or accidental use, with catastrophic consequences. In a related action, the Assembly, considering that the hair-trigger alert of nuclear weapons carried unacceptable risks, called for urgent steps to reduce the dangers of those weapons’ unintentional and accidental use. By that text, entitled “Reducing nuclear danger,” the Assembly also called on the five main nuclear-weapon States – China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and United States – to take steps towards de-alerting and de-targeting their nuclear weapons. In addition, Member States were requested to take measures to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons and to promote nuclear disarmament, with the objective of eliminating nuclear weapons. Among the other texts adopted by the Assembly were those relating to arms control, preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction, the dumping of radioactive wastes, the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, and the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East. 6 December 2007To address the dangers posed by thousands of nuclear weapons that still remain on high alert years after the end of the Cold War, the General Assembly has called for further practical steps to decrease the operational readiness of nuclear weapons systems, acting on the recommendation of its committee devoted to disarmament and global security matters. read more

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Citing massive needs UN envoy urges continued support for TimorLeste

3 April 2009The top United Nations envoy to Timor-Leste today called for sustained international support as the country seeks to move from post-conflict recovery towards long-term development. “Timor-Leste’s development needs are still massive and continued outside assistance is required for several years,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Atul Khare told a meeting of the country’s development partners. Mr. Khare, who also heads the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), noted that 2008 turned out to be a good year for the country, despite the “deplorable events” of February – when President José Ramos-Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão were targeted in two separate attacks. Peace and security has been re-established, and significant progress was made in the return and reintegration of internally displaced persons (IDPs), he said, citing some of the achievements of the past year. “The challenge is now to ensure the long-term sustainability of the progress recorded in the restoration of peace and security,” Mr. Khare stated. “It is indeed time to focus on a shift from immediate post-conflict recovery and emergency stabilization to a development agenda.” He noted that the basis for joint efforts to promote lasting and sustainable peace in the country is the Medium-Term Strategy 2009-2013, developed in consultation with Timorese stakeholders and international partners. The proposed plan incorporates efforts to achieve the globally agreed anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline, known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as well as four other key objectives: an improvement of security sector institutions; an effective justice and penal system that fully uphold the rule of law; democratic governance; and economic and social development. “Many of these fundamental priorities will require sustained long-term attention well beyond UNMIT’s lifespan,” Mr. Khare said. Noting that Timor-Leste is “blessed” with significant natural resources, the Special Representative highlighted the need for equitable management of the national wealth. In this regard, the Petroleum Fund – which is still the country’s only major source of income – must continue to be managed in line with the law to ensure predictable returns from oil and gas revenues in the longer term. It is also crucial to give special consideration to the needs of vulnerable communities and women, he added. “Some progress towards gender equality has been recorded, but gaps exist in the protection of victims of sexual and gender-based violence, which constitutes nearly a quarter of the crimes committed in the country.” Mr. Khare also cited youth employment and strengthening education and training as priorities for the young nation, which the UN helped shepherd to independence in 2002. read more

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Indonesia lets aid groups assist stranded Sri Lankan Tamil refugees

IOM said it is providing aid as needed and assessing what the refugees’ needs are likely to be in the coming days and weeks.The refugees, who left from India a month ago, may have originally come from Sri Lanka. Indonesia has allowed international humanitarian organisations to assist Sri Lankan Tamil refugees stranded in Aceh after bad weather foiled much-criticised plans to tow the group’s boat back into international waters, the Associated Press reported.The boat came ashore more than a week ago after its engine broke down off the northernmost Province of Sumatra. Indonesia provided food, water and repairs but refused to let the 44 refugees disembark until Saturday. The International Organisation for Migration said on Tuesday that Indonesia has invited it and the U.N.’s refugee agency to assist the refugees. They have been sheltered in tents, and Indonesian efforts to refloat the beached vessel have ended with it tilted on its side and its engine inundated by seawater. Some of the refugees told The Associated Press last week they had been in India for several years and had paid a significant amount of money for the boat to take them to Australia.Indonesia has insisted it would be acceptable to tow the group back out to sea because Indonesia wasn’t their destination, a stance that has been condemned by human rights groups.“Mother Nature has forced the issue as it impossible for this group to safely remain aboard the vessel …,” IOM said in a statement. But the head of the immigration office in Aceh continued to insist the shelter given to the Sri Lankan Tamils was temporary. “The government’s position is still the same. We will be towing them back to international waters,” said the immigration official Achmad Samadan. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Rwandan war crimes suspect sentenced to 6 years imprisonment by UN court

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has sentenced a man who supported broadcasts inciting genocide during the 1994 massacres to six years of imprisonment.Joseph Serugendo, a former board member of the Radio Television Libre des Mille Collines (RTLM) and the National Committee of the Interahamwe za MRND, had pleaded guilty to charges of direct and public incitement to commit genocide and persecution, ICTR officials said today in a statement released from Arusha, where the court is based.Mr. Serugendo admitted to having provided technical assistance and moral support to the broadcasting service in order to ensure its ability to continuously disseminate an anti-Tutsi message before and during the genocide, officials said, adding that he also acknowledged having used his influence within the MRND and Interahamwe to incite others to kill or cause serous harm to members of the Tutsi population.“The Chamber took into account the gravity of those crimes, but also Serugendo’s guilty plea and his substantial cooperation with the Prosecution,” the statement said. “The Chamber noted that he expressed genuine remorse and a desire to help establish the truth regarding the events in Rwanda. This may encourage others to acknowledge their personal involvement in the 1994 genocide and contribute to national reconciliation.”Mr. Serugendo has recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness. The court has asked the officials concerned to ensure he gets adequate medical treatment, including hospitalization. He was arrested in Gabon in September, 2005.The court decision was led by Judge Erik Mase. It brings the number of persons tried by the tribunal to 28. read more

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UN praises Africa for leading way with landmark treaty protecting internally displaced

“Around the world, the number of people forced into displacement within their own countries is growing,” said the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres. “The Kampala Convention puts Africa in a leading position when it comes to having a legal framework for protecting and helping the internally displaced,” he added, using the shorthand name for the instrument, which was adopted by the African Union (AU) in the Ugandan capital in 2009.By its terms, the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa, as the instrument is formally called, is entering into force exactly one month after the ratification by the 15th State, which was Swaziland.Whereas international conventions exist on behalf of people termed refugees after they have been driven across international borders, there had been no binding protections for internally displaced persons (IDPs).The treaty is “historic, and not just for Africa,” added Mr. Guterres in a news release from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Equal praise for the measure came today from the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of IDPs, Chaloka Beyani, who said the Convention serves as an “international model” for other regions to follow.“Today, Africa has achieved a milestone and demonstrated its leadership in addressing one of the most pressing humanitarian issues in the world,” Mr. Beyani said in a news release from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). “I believe that the significance of the Kampala Convention goes beyond Africa.”While the Convention is applicable and binding only in Africa, IDPs vastly outnumber refugees in the continent – Africa accounts for 10 million of the 26 million people worldwide who were driven from their homes by conflict or human rights-related violence in 2011, while floods and other natural disasters created “at least a further half million,” Mr. Beyani said.“While precise figures are not yet available, the continent is also impacted by displacement related to slow onset natural disasters, such as desertification and more frequent droughts, associated with the effects of climate change,” he added.According to UNHCR, the agency provides assistance to almost seven million IDPs in Africa – more than any other continent. The largest internally displaced populations are in Somalia, with 1.36 million IDPs, Sudan with 2.4 million IDPs, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where it is estimated that there are more than two million IDPs.Under the Convention, States have “specific obligations to allocate resources, adopt national policies and strategies, and enact or amend national laws to ensure that displacement is prevented, and that IDPs are protected and supported until they reach a sustainable solution to their displacement,” Mr. Beyani noted.“If implemented well,” he continued, “it can help States and the African Union address both current and potential future internal displacement related not only to conflict, but also natural disasters and other effects of climate change, development, and even mega trends, such as population growth and rapid urbanization.”To date, 37 African countries have signed the instrument. The Special Rapporteur said it was vital that the international and donor communities now support African states and civil society in raising awareness and building the capacities to implement the Convention.He also urged any State that has yet sign or ratify the Convention, to do so, saying it “embodies principles of good governance, respect for human rights and preparedness so necessary to prevent and address the human crisis related to situations of internal displacement.”Independent experts, or special rapporteurs, are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back, in an unpaid capacity, on specific human rights themes. read more

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Britains couch potato lifestyles could be causing 50000 deaths a year

Researchers said the impact of such lifestyles on conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer amounted to around £0.7bn of NHS spending annually.Previous studies have suggested that spending a day sitting at a desk, without any extra physical activity, could increase the risk of premature mortality by up to 60 per cent.Lead Investigator, Leonie Heron from the Centre of Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast, said: “Many individuals in the UK spend their leisure time in sedentary behaviour, and the workplace represents a significant proportion of unavoidable daily sitting time for many people.”Steven Ward, chief executive of ukactive, said people should get moving, warning “sitting still kills.”“It doesn’t have to mean major lifestyle changes – building activity into everyday life is a great place to start, such as taking the opportunity to stand on the bus rather than take a seat, or answering phone calls at work standing up rather than sitting down,” he said.Prof Naveed Sattar, Professor of Metabolic Medicine, University of Glasgow, said those whose jobs meant a lot of sitting down should make an effort to be active at other times of the day, or try to take regular short walks.He said: “People should aim to accumulate more activity commuting to their works or during their evenings.  Even adding an extra 1000 steps per day is a reachable target for most if they feel they are not getting enough activity.Dr Gavin Sandercock, Reader in Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) and Director of Research, University of Essex, said: “We know sitting too much can be bad for health but this is the first really detailed look at the cost of problem in the UK.The move from manufacturing to a predominantly service-based industry means that people sitting at desks are now the backbone of the UK economy.  Sitting less might save some lives and cost the NHS less but, because we have created a sitting-based economy, there are likely to be costs associated with interventions to reduce sitting-time in the workplace,” he said.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Couch potato lifestyles could be causing 70,000 deaths in the UK annually, a major study suggests. The research suggests 12 per cent of all deaths are associated with sedentary behaviour, driving up rates of diabetes, heart disease and cancer.The study – the first to quantify the impact of such lifestyles on NHS spending, and on Britain’s death toll – follows research which suggests workers need to do an hour’s exercise – such as brisk walking – to counter the deadly impact of a day in the office.Researchers said 30 per cent of adults in England spend at least six hours a day being sedentary on week days – rising to 37 per cent at weekends.The study pooled data from a number of studies, which examined the links between long periods sitting, and the risks of common diseases.The modelling, by Queen’s University, Belfast, suggests that  69,276 deaths a year are associated with sedentary behaviour – 11.6 per cent of all deaths. read more

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Geek deals 50 percent off the Panasonic HDCTM41H Camcorder with 16GB memory

first_imgWith the onset of the digital revolution in the 90’s and 2000’s, many technologies changed in big ways. Computers and monitors/TVs evolved quite a bit and were in the spotlight a lot for those changes. Another product that we might not think of as having really been revolutionized is the camcorder. However, if you think back to the days of full-size VHS camcorders and compare it to the model featured today, you’ll realize there has been a wealth of change.The camcorder, in fact, has undergone a huge number of technological advances. As image sensors advanced, which were mostly given attention in digital cameras, so did the image quality and capability. However, the most visible and notable advancements were in the camcorder’s video storage. Thankfully the bulky VHS cassettes disappeared, to be replaced with the smaller but inconvenient digital tapes. At some point CD and DVD recording were introduced, which was more convenient but still lacked the flexibility for a point & shoot application. Miniature hard drives were a massive leap forward in flexibility, but were a bit lacking in cost efficiency and reliability.Enter: flash memory. Like so much else in modern technology, the commoditization of flash memory has made for huge advances in performance, cost, and flexibility. This petite Panasonic HDC-TM41H has 16GB of built-in storage, good for up to 6 hours of HD footage, and can expand further with SD cards. The lens has an effective 16.8x optical zoom with a wealth of image stabilization to clean up your shaky shots. You won’t mind taking it everywhere with you either, thanks to a weight that comes in just over one third of a pound.The flexibility and practicality of such a modern camcorder is great, but what’s even better here is the price. You are saving a whopping 50%/$190 off the MSRP from Panasonic and this deal is a massive $80 cheaper than the next best price. The ginormous $152 coupon code is good through September 30th, but these units may not stay in stock so don’t wait long on this one.Visit LogicBuy to pick up the Panasonic HDC-TM41Hlast_img read more

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Heres What Happened Today Wednesday

first_img By Cormac Fitzgerald Apr 26th 2017, 8:50 PM Share2 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/3360326 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn reads with children as he visits Brentry Children Centre in Bristol, during Labour’s election campaign. Source: Steve Parsons/PA Wire#UNITED STATES: US president Donald Trump’s administration pledged to slash corporate tax rates to 15%.#FRANCE: Foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said the country had scientific proof that the Syrian regime was responsible for a suspected chemical attack that killed 87 people.#UNITED KINGDOM: An article in the British Medical Journal said that there was no link between the consumption of saturated fat and health issues like coronary heart disease and type two diabetes.PARTING SHOTFeeling nostalgic? The Irish Film Institute has restored and catalogued hundreds of old Irish TV ads for your viewing pleasure. Sit back, relax, and enjoy.Comments have been disabled  Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news. Pictured at an announcement marking the investment in the state-of-the-art new children’s hospital project was Anthony Iannucci (10) a Temple St Childrens Hospital patient/ Source: Julien BehalIRELANDHealth Minister Simon Harris said the new children’s hospital at St James’ is due to begin “within a matter of weeks”.Government outlined its position to set up a commission of investigation into matters surrounding convicted child abuser Bill Kenneally.The Master of the National Maternity Hospital said the new hospital will have complete clinical independence, after controversy over its planned move to the Catholic-run St Vincent’s Campus.Ex-Fine Gael TD Terence Flanagan – who left the party to join Renua – is understood to have been granted permission to rejoin the party.The trial began properly of Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six other water charges protesters who stand accused of falsely imprisoning then-Tánaiste Joan Burton at a protest in 2014.The trial of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa was delayed in Egypt for the 22nd time.Irish Rail said it has cracked down on illegal and aggressive begging which has been happening on train routes in the greater Dublin area.WORLD 8,018 Views No Comments Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday Work to begin on new children’s hospital, Ibrahim Halawa trial postponed again and Trump to cut US corporation tax are some of today’s top stories. Get our daily news round up: Wednesday 26 Apr 2017, 8:50 PMlast_img read more

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Goalshy Ireland facing another anxious Aviva night against Georgia

first_img AH, GEORGIA. When was the last time we enjoyed a night against Georgia? This is a third-straight occasion in which we find ourselves in a qualifying group with them, and the twin Uefa Nations League realities of their promotion and Ireland’s relegation means you can expect them to be coming soon to a League C near you. Given Ireland have played them so often – nine times since 2003, five of those coming in the last nine years – they are on the verge of moving from mere opponent to joining Macedonia as an Irish football adjective. To ‘have a Macedonia’ became slang for personal failure after Jason McAteer’s sending off in 1997, and was then expanded to include collective embarrassment after Ireland’s automatic qualification for Euro 2000 perished with the concession of a last-second equaliser against the very same opponents. To have a Georgia is a different thing, less defined by the act of failing than the realisation you have been slowly sliding toward it.Given it is a game we are expected to win while seemingly burdened by said expectation, it’s a name we can give those uneasy nights that are thin on glory and thick with possible humiliation; enduring a Georgia being similar to seeing in your younger, talented colleague not their talents but only your own, thwarted potential. Playing Georgia means assuming the role of confident protagonist, which means starting well, passing the ball with conviction, and, ideally, scoring a few goals. That hasn’t entirely suited Ireland in the last decade.While Ireland have only ever failed to beat Georgia once in their last eight qualifiers – the most recent, a 1-1 draw in Tblisi under Martin O’Neill – they’ve never really ever played well.To begin with that draw, a stat emerged afterward that Ireland completed just 150 passes, with Martin O’Neill saying afterward that “we scored early on in the game, great, then sat back and allowed Georgia to dominate. And when we did get the ball, we gave it away cheaply.” A 1-0 win in Dublin 11 months earlier was prefaced by a call from O’Neill for Ireland to “show more confidence” on the ball, and ended with the manager admitting that “we were very ordinary in the first-half.”There was another 1-0 win in Euro 2016 qualifying a year prior, with O’Neill sighing after the game that “there was no cohesion and it seemed we lacked energy in the side but the second half was a great turnaround.” O’Neill’s first competitive game in charge was against Georgia in September 2014, and while Aiden McGeady was toasted post-game owing to his late winner, O’Neill admitted that “there are improvements to be made.”  Aiden McGeady celebrates his 2014 winner against Georgia. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOBoth Giovanni Trapattoni and Brian Kerr had their first competitive games in charge against Georgia, with those matches and the return fixtures all ending in wins.Kerr’s wins were better-received given that campaign began with the turmoil of McCarthy’s resignation, while Trap’s wins were unimpressive but at least allowed him to riff on his deep-seated opinion of the Irish squad. A clunky 2-1 win in Mainz, caused him to muse that “sometimes you have to crash against the wall to realise its a wall”, but he hailed his team’s spirit, saying that “we’re not Brazil or Portugal. We are Ireland.”A 2-1 win at Croke Park, meanwhile, was gifted to Ireland thanks to a fairly ludicrous handball call by the Finnish referee that allowed Robbie Keane score a decisive penalty.Afterward, Trap had narrowed his terms of reference to “We are not Brazil, we are Ireland.” So while his three of his successors/predecessors have all had their anxious nights against Georgia, Mick McCarthy never has having resigned in 2002 with a trip to Tblisi next on the agenda. He may experience his at the Aviva Stadium tonight. McCarthy was peppered with questions about these past Georgian anxieties at his pre-match press conference, but he insisted that “it’s a different set of circumstances. It’s my team tomorrow that’s going out, so I’m not going to comment on what I thought happened before.”  Mick McCarthy speaks to the media ahead of tonight’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Georgia. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOThe last few days have given the manager enough to fret about, as his arrival did nothing to prod Ireland from their goalscoring torpor in Gibraltar.Ireland scored just once – and most troublingly, had just four shots on target – meaning the last time they scored more than one goal in a game was against Moldova in October 2017. The conditions were a mitigating factor – ambitions to switch play quickly to James McClean, for example, perished amid the unpredictable wind – but other than David McGoldrick, none of the attackers in the team made a significant impact. McCarthy admitted his experiment in playing Matt Doherty as an orthodox right-winger didn’t work, with Robbie Brady underwhelming as his replacement. While Doherty is unlikely to start in that position tonight, Brady’s presence from the start is no guarantee either. Having completed 90 minutes for Burnley just twice all season, McCarthy admitted after Saturday’s game that Brady wasn’t fit to play the full game. Sean Maguire said after the game that he didn’t involve himself in his first competitive start as he would have liked, with McCarthy saying yesterday that was partly the responsibility of the team for failing to play to his strengths. Shane Duffy is a doubt tonight because of an ankle injury and while McCarthy is optimistic he will be fit to play, he is comfortable with his options in reserve. John Egan is best-placed to make the step up, although losing Duffy would be a blow for Ireland, particularly as Richard Keogh plays encumbered with a broken hand. Jeff Hendrick and Conor Hourihane will continue in midfield, and although the former scored the only goal in Gibraltar his all-round game left a little to be desired. He was occasionally sloppy on the ball, and his shirking of it from Seamus Coleman on one occasion angered the manager on the touchline. McCarthy must deal with another issue, as off-the-field noise may elide with on-the-field matters amid rumours of in-game protests against John Delaney and the FAI.Reports of the chucking of tennis balls on the pitch appear to have been inaccurate, but there will nonetheless be an edge to the atmosphere with some fans planning to turn their backs on play at a point during the first-half. McCarthy’s last home game in charge ended in his being booed amid the hysterical fall-out to Saipan, admitting afterward that the negativity directed at him had affected his players.While McCarthy has asked fans to get behind the team – and Hendrick and Darren Randolph were insistent yesterday that any protests would not hinder the players – the whole prospect remains another cause for unease.Georgia, meanwhile, continue to improve.They won all but one of their Nations League games last year, and probably should have led Switzerland at half-time on Saturday, only to see Valeri Qazaishvili spurn a great chance. The Swiss, who were without Xherdan Shaqiri, ultimately made their class tell with a 2-0 win, but then they are more comfortable in these games than Ireland. Georgia, however, will feel that they have been long due a draw in Dublin, and with the Irish attack continuing to misfire and frustration latent among much of the crowd, tonight may well be the night they get it. On TV: RTÉ 2, Sky Sports Main Event; KO 7.45pmSubscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: By Gavin Cooney Goal-shy Ireland facing another anxious Aviva night against Georgia With the Irish attack misfiring and controversy raging off the field, it may be a difficult return to Lansdowne Road for Mick McCarthy. Share15 Tweet Email1 Short URL Robbie Brady after Ireland’s 1-0 win against Gibraltar on Saturday. Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO https://the42.ie/4560619 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 26 Mar 2019, 8:00 AM Robbie Brady after Ireland’s 1-0 win against Gibraltar on Saturday. Mar 26th 2019, 7:01 AM 26 Comments Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Subscribe 16,448 Views last_img read more

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La restauration rapide soumise à des contrôles dhygiène

first_imgLa restauration rapide soumise à des contrôles d’hygièneDu 27 juin au 1er juillet, les services de la Répression des fraudes ont organisé une opération coup de poing destinée à contrôler l’hygiène des établissements de restauration rapide et de vente à emporter. Après ces contrôles, neuf d’entre eux ont dû fermer leurs portes.Au total, c’est près de 1.725 établissements : 1.426 de restauration rapide et 299 de vente à emporter qui ont été contrôlés. Après les incidents survenus dans plusieurs fast-food ces derniers mois, les services de la Répression des fraudes ont en effet décidé de lancer une grande opération nationale destinée à vérifier le respect des conditions d’hygiène dans ces établissements et par là même, de répondre “à l’inquiétude d’un certain nombre de consommateurs”, comme l’a indiqué Frédéric Lefebvre, secrétaire d’Etat au Tourisme et à la Consommation.À lire aussiLa fabuleuse histoire du caca à travers les âgesSelon des chiffres obtenus par l’AFP, l’opération aurait jusqu’ici conduit à 9 fermetures temporaires, 43 procès-verbaux et 140 mises en demeures administratives. Des chiffres qui donnent un aperçu du nombre d’infractions relevé par les services de la Répression des fraudes. Sur les neuf établissements fermés, huit sont des enseignes indépendantes, alors que les autorités ont également indiqué avoir procédé à près de 40 saisies de produits et 241 avertissements ou rappels à l’ordre. Pointant du doigt le “manque de réglementations”, Frédéric Lefebvre a demandé “aux fédérations professionnelles et à tous les acteurs de la filière de se mobiliser à travers des formations du personnel à l’hygiène et à la sécurité sanitaire des aliments” comme l’explique Le Monde. Le 11 juillet prochain, le secrétaire d’Etat au Tourisme et à la Consommation recevra ainsi les organisations professionnelles pour évoquer le sujet. Le 7 juillet 2011 à 13:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Methanol opponents speak of shoreline

first_imgLONGVIEW — A day after Northwest Innovation Works pitched its proposed Kalama methanol plant as environmentally friendly, opposition attorneys Tuesday argued that it would be a big source of greenhouse gas emissions and challenged its compliance with the state Shorelines Management Act.Northwest Innovation needs two shorelines permits for the $1.8 billion project, which underwent scrutiny Tuesday during the second of three days of public hearings on the permit application. Tuesday’s testimony included statements from opponents such as the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and proponents such as former Washington Gov. Gary Locke. Testimony is scheduled to end today.Hearings Examiner Mark Scheibmier is expected to make a decision on whether to approve the permits within a few weeks. His ruling must be reviewed by the state Department of Ecology, which then would issue a final decision.The plant would convert natural gas into methanol, which would be shipped to Asia to become plastics.Earthjustice attorney Amanda Goodin argued the plant would interfere with the public’s access to the Columbia River shoreline, particularly because of steam plumes and emissions during start up and shut down.“It would be unpleasant at best and dangerous at worst to recreate when those emissions are taking place,” Goodin said. Goodin said proponents’ plan to build an access road and parking lot to increase access to the shoreline isn’t sufficient.last_img read more

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With Legislature At Impasse One Alaskan Suggests A Kickstart

first_imgFor weeks, the Alaska Legislature has been wrestling with how to cover its multi-billion-dollar budget deficit. Now one Juneau man has a modest proposal for them: Try crowdfunding? APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez has this story.Download Audio:For Geoff Kirsch, following the Alaska State Legislature has been like watching the last seasons of Lost. It’s confusing, and frustrating, but you just want to stick it out for the end — which, in this case, is the passage of the budget.“That’s like their one job, and they haven’t done that,” says Kirsch.Since the Legislature ended their regular session, they’ve been stuck on their spending bill. They’ve been at an impasse over tapping the state’s rainy day account, which requires a three-quarter vote, and lawmakers have been retreading the same ground in their public meetings, in their talking points, and — by most accounts — their negotiations with each other.So, Kirsch wondered if Alaskans could take action into their own hands. A few days ago, he launched a campaign to cover the deficit through the website GoFundMe, where people can contribute to causes they like.“If it works for Veronica Mars and Reading Rainbow, then it certainly might work for Alaska,” says Kirsch.At $3 billion, the goal is a little higher than most campaigns.“It comes out to like $4,000 per person that they would would have to contribute in order for the campaign to work,” says Kirsch.It’s kind of like voluntary taxation. And given how popular the idea of taxation is in Alaska, it shouldn’t be too shocking that the campaign isn’t raking in cash. But it’s gone better than Kirsch has expected.“So far, someone has contributed $50, and that wasn’t even me!”Of course, the point is more to raise awareness of the political situation than to raise money.Kirsch used to do work for Comedy Central, and still writes political satire. The description says the Legislature’s message to Alaskans has been “to go fund themselves,” and Kirsch encourages Alaskans to turn the budgetary shortfall into budgetary “shortfall-ade.” It’s obvious he had fun with the idea.But as the husband to a state employee — whom, full disclosure, this reporter knows socially — Kirsch says the budget stalemate is serious. If an agreement is not reached by July 1, up to 15,000 state workers will be laid off.“People are going to lose money, and people are going to lose health insurance,” says Kirsch. “There’s nothing funny about that.”But then again, a lot of humor is rooted in tragedy anyway. So, Kirsch is going to take this fundraiser to its logical extreme.“I really do think I am going to present a big, oversize novelty check to Gov. Walker, if he lets me do that,” says Kirsch. “I don’t know if I need to make an appointment, or if I can just show up with it.”A spokesperson for the governor said he is “open to discussions on all forms of revenue,” but that they “need to check with their ethics attorneys about whether [they] could take the money.”last_img read more

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Sebi allows mutual funds to invest in REITs and InvITs but with

first_imgThe Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) allowed mutual funds to invest in hybrid instruments such as real estate investment trusts (REITs) and infrastructure investment trusts (InvITs). However, mutual funds cannot invest more than 10 per cent of their net asset value in units of REITs and InvITs.Short-term debt funds better placed post CRR move: Fund managersSimultaneously, under all its schemes, no mutual fund can own more than 1 per cent of units issued by a single issuer of REITs and InvITs.Further, Sebi reviewed ad guidelines for mutual funds and allowed celebrity endorsements at an industry level; however, not for endorsing a particular scheme of a mutual fund or as a branding exercise of a mutual fund house.In its board meeting held on Saturday (January 14) in Jaipur,  Sebi took a slew of measures looking to implement a new set of regulations in case of a merger of an unlisted company with a listed entity, the holding of the unlisted company in the “merged” company will not be less than 25 per cent. The market regulator said on Saturday that it aimed to have wider public shareholding and prevent a very large unlisted company to get listed by merging with a very small company. Additionally, an unlisted company would be allowed to be merged with a listed company only if it is listed on a stock exchange having nationwide trading terminals. Sebi also clarified that in order to prevent issue of shares to a select group of shareholders instead of all shareholders pursuant to the scheme, the pricing formula specified under the Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements (ICDR) Regulations shall be applicable in such cases. The regulator also extended the requirement to obtain shareholders’ approval through e-voting to the following cases: a)  The schemes involving a merger of an unlisted company resulting in the reduction in the voting share percentage of pre-scheme public shareholders by more than 5 per cent of total capital of merged entity.b)  Schemes involving a transfer of whole or substantially the whole of the undertaking of a listed company and consideration for such transfer is not in the form of listed equity shares.c)  Schemes involving a merger of an unlisted subsidiary with listed holding company where the shares of the unlisted subsidiary have been acquired by the holding company directly or indirectly from the promoters/promoter group. In order to revise and streamline the regulatory framework governing schemes of mergers and demergers, the companies would be required to submit compliance report confirming compliance with the circular and accounting standards duly certified by the company secretary, CFO and managing director. The board decided to reduce the fees payable by broker by 25 per cent, i.e., from Rs 20 per crore of turnover to Rs 15 per crore of turnover.last_img read more

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Singing Pastors Celebrate the Legacy of Baltimore Talented Teen Electrocuted in Druid

first_imgOn May 5th 2006, 14-year-old Deanna Camille Green died from electrocution when a ball field fence she was stretching on in Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park, came in contact with an underground power line while she was playing a game with a Christian softball league. Almost 11 years to the day of that tragedy, her family intends to provide a ray of hope for worthy students who aspire to attend college to study performing arts. Former Baltimore Colt Defensive lineman Anthony “Bubba” Green and Nancy Arrington-Green, founders of Deanna’s Lyric, Foundation for the Arts, Inc., are presenting a gospel concert entitled: “Sing Pastor, Sing!Deanna Camille GreenThe event will take place Saturday May 6th, 2017 from 4pm to 6pm at Milford Mill United Methodist Church 915 Milford Mill Rd, Pikesville, MD  21208 and will be hosted by Fox 45 news anchor Kia Jackson and Ernestine Jones of WEAA radio. “Deanna’s Lyric, Foundation for the Arts, a 501 C (3) organization was founded to commemorate Deanna’s life. Prior to her untimely death the talented “lyric soprano” was looking forward to attending the Carver Center for Arts and Technology, a Baltimore County magnate school, in fall of 2006.      The event will feature several local church pastors and other guest performers in a gospel concert. Among the Pastors scheduled to participate are Dr. Robert J. Anderson, Jr., of Colonial Baptist Church, Tamba Giles and the Williams Brothers, Rev. Dr. Alvin Gwynn, Sr., Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Baltimore, Bishop R. Alonzo Jones and Rev. Terry D. Streeter, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Washington D.C. There also will be a performance by the Milford Mill Academy Choir.      According to Anthony Green, “Each academic year, our goal is to award four $2500 scholarships to four college bound students majoring in the Performance Arts.” Nancy Green said of Deanna, “it was her passion and desire to share her God given talent!  The mission of the foundation is to ensure that Deanna’s angelic, lyrical voice will continue to be heard through the lives, voices and talents of other young performing artists.”  State regulations passed by the Maryland Legislature in her name deemed the “Deanna Camille Green law,” require utility businesses to conduct scans each year in Maryland’s major cities to mitigate the kind of stray contact voltage that caused Deanna’s death. Kristen A. Anderson, a graduate of Salisbury University and a former Afro- American Newspaper Internlast_img read more

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Flavours of South America on show

first_imgRoadshow inspires destination awareness. The Flavours of South America Roadshow Sydney showcased exciting destinations, providing an insight into the unique tours and opportunities available throughout the continent.Adventure World hosted the event, bringing together destination specialists from Peru, Brazil, Patagonia, Argentina, Bolivia, Condor Travel, LATAM Airlines, Exodus and Metropolitan Touring and Cruceros.Adventure World reminded delegates of their ongoing partnership with National Geographic and the magazines involvement with features for the Adventure World 2012/2013 series brochures.LATAM Airlines advised attendees of the opportunities associated with their South American Airpass, which has been available for purchase since June 2013.“The South American Airpass provides travellers the choice to fly to preferred destinations on multiple routes, with the ability to create tailor-made itineraries,” LATAM Airlines business development manager Aaron Lovelock said.Destination specialists gave brief presentations and were available throughout the evening to answer any questions and provide information in the form of brochures and fact sheets.The colourful event was held at The Cuban Place in Sydney, with traditional South American cuisine and entertainment, including latin dance, on display.The Flavours of South America Roadshow has already visited New Zealand and is currently touring Australia. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T.last_img read more

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