The Atleti returns the ticket to the members who did not travel to Anfield

first_imgAtlético is finishing to return the price of Liverpool tickets from the fans of the Madrid club who decided not to travel to the English city and heed the recommendations. Some 280 followers did not finally travel in fear of the coronavirus and Atlético is finishing to return the price of the seats, 55 euros each. He has practically done it with the majority.The Atlético fans traveled en masse and occupied an Anfield pool, although from the Red and White entity they did warn already then that some fans had declined to make the move. The partners who did not go are receiving the money from the locality. A week later at Atlético he continues to kick the anfield party. Activity at Atlético has not stopped, although the Madrid club’s offices are closed. But the entity continues working and serving their fans by phone and also by email. These days the rojiblancos leaders have not had time to breathe to adapt to all the measures implemented by the Government.last_img read more

WICB: England tour financial success for region

first_img historically lucrative However, the Barbados Test, which ended in three days, gained only 21 per cent. The England tour, historically, has been the most lucrative home series for the region, with large numbers of visitors, mostly from the United Kingdom, making the trek to the Caribbean. Again this year, all three Tests were well subscribed as West Indies managed to pull off a creditable 1-1 draw in the series. They drew the first Test in Antigua, lost the second in Grenada by nine wickets before rebounding to win the final game at Kensington Oval in Barbados by five wickets. ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): England’s Test tour of the Caribbean earlier this year proved a financial success, grossing US$73.2 million across the region, the West Indies Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. In a release, the WICB said the result of an Economic Impact Assessment had shown that the three Tests, which were played between April 13 and May 3, had realised a real “economic impact” of US$59.8 million. “The key outcomes of the Economic Impact Assessment, which was conducted during the England Tour of the Caribbean earlier this year revealed that the region, as a whole, largely benefited from hosting the three Tests,” the WICB said. “The study revealed that generated gross expenditure related to the tour was approximately US$73.2 million, of which the economic impact was US$59.8 million or 82 per cent of the generated gross expenditure. The lion’s share of this impact was driven by the spectators’ spend, i.e. US$50.1 million.” According to the report, the tour also pulled in 15,660 unique visitors, including 3,150, who used tour packages. In an analysis of the West Indies as an advertising brand, the report showed that there were “1,477 verbal mentions of West Indies as a ‘brand’ counted, generating a media value of US$1.1 million”. The report also showed that of the host venues for the Tests, Antigua received the largest amount of brand exposure with 40 per cent, while Grenada gained 39 per cent.last_img read more

CEIO Celebrates Dr. Gee

first_imgThe leadership of the Center for the Exchange of Intellectual Opinions (CEIO) over the weekend certificated Dr. Kenety S. Gee.Dr. Gee is a Liberian medical doctor, and a preacher, who resides in the U.S., but travels to Liberia annually to identify with compatriots by contributing to the health sector and the church.The certificate was presented to Dr. Gee by CEIO executive chairman, Franklin K. Wesseh at a resort in Monrovia.Mr. Wesseh said his group of intellectuals on Carey Street has closely followed the preacher man and observed over the past four years that his visits to the country are immensely rewarding.“Mr. Gee, even though we don’t live together, your visits back home have and continue to make a positive impact both in the church and on our struggling health sector,” Mr. Wesseh said.“Since you visited our center on trending national issues a couple of years ago, we have been following you and carefully viewing your activities. You bring in medical equipment for JFK, Phebe Hospital in Bong County and some other clinics around Monrovia and volunteer to serve as a medical doctor in handling some cases at the JFK on pro-bono basis. You preach the Gospel with a heart devoted to the upliftment of their lives,” he remarked.Wesseh said as a hub for the cross examination of people of all walks of life, the club is prepared to welcome and learn from others, including Dr. Gee.Receiving the certificate, Dr. Gee said he was greatly surprised by the CEIO’s recognition which he least expected.“I came back home to offer free of charge medical services including diagnoses of certain sicknesses, health screenings, make prescriptions and treat those illnesses that are curable, but not with the intent of people honoring me for all that I do,” Dr. Gee said.He said he is, however, appreciative of the CEIO recognition and others who are quietly grateful for his services.“I am a Lutheran, and as a Christian, we don’t have to be told to do what is right, most especially when it concerns the welfare of other people,” he said.Dr. Gee revealed that he and his supporters are partnering with the Booker T. Washington Institute (BWI) and have met with Dr. Bernice Dahn, Minister of Health, and shared a plan to contribute to the improvement of the country’s health sector.He said his visit to CEIO and other public gatherings is to hear about the country’s challenges, especially in the health sector.“I actually don’t go out for awards, but appreciate you for this recognition and hope it is out of conviction rather than mere sentiments or emotions,” Dr. Gee told the gathering.He meanwhile called on Liberians to love their own country and work hard for its betterment even if they are on different sides of the political divide.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Mr. Wesseh (right) certificates Dr. Gee for volunteering his services in the medical field over the years – Advertisement –last_img read more

Amerindian Hostel receives transportation boost

first_imgThe Amerindian Hostel on Princess Street, Georgetown has received a boost to its daily operations with the donation of a minibus by the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry.Indigenous Peoples Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock (right) handing over the keys of the vehicle to the hostel administrator, Claire Emanuel. Also in photo are Junior Minister Valarie Garrido-Lowe and Permanent Secretary Alfred KingSpeaking at the simple handing over ceremony, Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock indicated that the hostel’s challenges in having limited resources have been recognised, and he assured of better collaboration in addressing the needs of hinterland peoples.Receiving the keys to the vehicle was administrator of the facility, Claire Emmanuel.“I know it will benefit the people here in terms of transporting them to and from the hospital. It’s been difficult over the years, and this transportation being provided will benefit them,” the administrator stated.The Amerindian Hostel was built to accommodate hinterland students attending schools on the coast, as well as patients who would have been referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) for medical attention.Over the years, the facility has expanded its services to cater to the needs of persons in difficult situations, including victims of domestic violence, trafficking in persons, discharged prisoners, or any similar situation. This hostel houses on average more than 100 persons per month.last_img read more

Member of LAUSD board accused of wrongful car use

first_imgBurke also said Lauritzen logs the use of the car for nondistrict-related events and reimburses the LAUSD at the end of the year. “We are very mindful of how we spend taxpayers’ money and we believe that money should go into the classroom,” Burke said. Thornton did not return phone calls. naush.boghossian@ dailynews.com A complaint was filed Monday with Los Angeles Unified’s inspector general that school board member Jon Lauritzen used a district-issued car in his campaign for re-election. The complaint was filed by Samantha Stevens, a consultant to Tamar Galatzan, who is challenging Lauritzen in the March 6 election. “Attending campaign events is not official district business and the use of district resources for this purpose raises, at the very least, an appearance of impropriety,” says Stevens’ letter to Inspector General Jerry Thornton. Ed Burke, Lauritzen’s campaign manager and chief of staff, said the incumbent drove the car to campaign events only if they were on the way home from district-related meetings. (818) 713-3722 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

LETTERKENNY RESTAURANT ORDERED TO CLOSE FOR FOOD SAFETY BREACHES

first_imgA Letterkenny restaurant has been ordered to close because of a breach of food safety regulations.The Indian Royale of Market Centre, Main Street, Letterkenny was one of eleven premises served with closure orders in August.All businesses were served with closure orders by environmental health officers from the HSE. A further 12 restaurants were closed in the previous month of July – one of the highest number for 20 years.The Food Safety Authority of Ireland have described the trend as worrying.The Letterkenny restaurant was allowed to reopen two days later.LETTERKENNY RESTAURANT ORDERED TO CLOSE FOR FOOD SAFETY BREACHES was last modified: September 5th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FSAIHSEIndian Royale restaurantletterkennylast_img read more

WW2 Aircraft Found Under 300 Ft of Greenland Ice

first_imgHow long does it take to bury an aircraft under hundreds of feet of ice? Try 76 years.A second member of the “Lost Squadron” has been located under Greenland ice using ground-penetrating radar. The first P-38 dubbed “Glacier Girl” was found in 1992 at a similar depth, causing amazement at the time that it was so deep under the ice. After recovery, it was eventually restored to flying condition.Hundreds of U.S. aircraft flew this route during World War II as part of Operation Bolero, which delivered warplanes, pilots, equipment and supplies for the planned Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe.Credit: US ArmyNow, reports Live Science, a second P-38 has been located, and there are others waiting to be found. Drones are making the search easier than before.The search leader, California businessman Jim Salazar, told Live Science that the team found the wrecked P-38 on July 4  beneath more than 300 feet (91 meters) of ice using a ground-penetrating radar antenna fitted to a heavy-lift aerial drone. The drone was scanning a part of the glacier where hints of the buried warplane were detected in 2011.The “Lost Squadron,” consisting of six P-38s and two B-2 bombers flew over this part of Greenland in 1942 but got caught in bad weather and had to land on top of the ice. Although survivors were able to radio for help, bad weather and crashes of search and rescue aircraft prevented some of the crew from getting back alive, Tom Metcalfe writes.The buried plane was in a remote region made dangerous by hidden ice crevasses, sudden storms and hungry polar bears. “This is a very cold-weather region and an inhospitable location,” Salazar said.Metcalfe does not explain how the aircraft became buried so quickly. A thermal probe that can melt the ice was required to reach the craft. Search leader Jim Salazar, who runs a machinery business in Pasadena, California, plans to extricate the craft from the ice next summer with mostly his own funds.How can Metcalfe ignore the obvious question? People reading this would want to know how a WW2 plane became entombed 300 feet deep in ice in just 76 years. Creation Magazine reported on the discovery of the first P-38, saying that the find challenges slow-and-gradual preconceptions. Carl Wieland tells the story of the crash landings, and notes that searchers in the 1980s expected to find them sitting on top of the ice in pristine condition in the deep freeze of Greenland. In the years to follow, a few people occasionally recalled the legendary Lost Squadron of 1942, but it was only in 1980 that anyone thought of a salvage mission. U.S. airplane dealer Patrick Epps told his friend, architect Richard Taylor, that the planes would be like new. “All we’d have to do is shovel the snow off the wings, fill them with gas, crank them up and fly them off into the sunset. Nothing to it.”To their surprise, the searchers found the first bomber in 1988 not on the surface, but under 250 of ice. The deep burial had occurred in just 50 years. The bomber had been crushed by the deep ice. It wasn’t until 1992 that the sturdier P-38 “Glacier Girl” was recovered. All the planes were in the same position, Wieland notes, but had moved horizontally 3 miles inside the glacier.Wieland responds to critics who say that a common school experiment shows that a metal grid can sink through a block of ice. He says it only happens at room temperature, not in a freezer. In addition, if the planes had sunk, they would have ended up nose down, but were found in a horizontal position. The aircraft did not sink, therefore, but became covered by accumulating snow that compacted into over 300 feet of ice in just a matter of decades. What does this mean for dating methods? “Millions of years” are tossed around so casually, Wieland says, that people come to assume that everything in nature requires long ages. This case demonstrates that the assumption needs to be challenged.Evolutionists and other long-agers often say that ‘the present is the key to the past’. In that case, the 3000-m-long ice core [brought up by the joint European Greenland Ice-core Project (GRIP) in Greenland in 1990–1992] would only represent some 2,000 years of accumulation. Allowing of course for compression of lower layers, (which is also offset by the inevitable aftermath of a global Flood, namely much greater precipitation and snowfall for a few centuries) there is ample time in the 4,000 or so years since Noah’s day for the existing amounts of ice to have built up—even under today’s generally non-catastrophic conditions.Wieland lists other surprising cases of rapid change to phenomena of known date, like the flag and sledge left in 1911 by Amundsen at the South Pole that was found under 40 feet of ice. Changes can occur rapidly if the conditions are right. In some cases, the assumption of millions of years actually becomes part of the problem, not part of the solution. If 300 feet of ice can accumulate in just 76 years, how about millions? 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Xbox One Photo Gallery: A Close-Up Look At Microsoft’s Shiny, Shiny Future Of Gaming

first_imgThe Xbox One may have made its photo op, but one big question remains: price. With so many advanced features on board, it’s hard to imagine that the console will be able to match the $299 bill of its predecessor’s base model. If Microsoft really wants to stave off the competition when the console becomes available—”later this year,” executives said—the Xbox One’s price tag needs to be as impressive as its spec sheet.Photos by Taylor Hatmaker for ReadWrite 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App taylor hatmaker Don Mattrick takes the stage for the biggest reveal moment of the day: the name of Microsoft’s new console.If the Today Show is any indication, the Xbox ain’t just for l33t gamers these days — it’s a console designed for the whole family.Microsoft’s new Xbox Live design takes after the successful formula of its predecessor rather than reinventing the wheel.The Xbox One’s multitasking chops on display, featuring a live Skype video chat demo.With a demo of Call of Duty: Ghosts for the Xbox One, FPS fans are in understandable throes of ecstasy today. The new shooter will take the hit franchise in a new direction, setting the player up as the underdog in a ragtag team of post-apocalyptic warriors, who are presumably ghost-like in some capacity.Since we can only assume that a handful of gamers out there won’t be so into the Today Show thing, Forza Motorsport 5 will launch with the Xbox One. Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Today in Redmond, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, its vision for the future of home entertainment. The Xbox One will expand Microsoft’s Xbox agenda well beyond gaming, blurring the boundaries of gaming and interactive TV further than ever.Let’s take a look.The Xbox One isn’t much of a departure when it comes to design — but the tech under the hood is on steroids and then some.With integrated Blu-Ray, Kinect and a whole new batch of hyper-responsive voice and gesture controls, Microsoft is angling for casual gamers and the hardcore set alike.Microsoft’s “futureproof” Xbox One features a reimagined (but not wholly reinvented) controller with developer-programmable buttons and “vibrating impulse triggers” that provide tactile feedback. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Microsoft hosted its Xbox One event in a tent at the center of at its Redmond, Washington Xbox campus. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#gaming#Microsoft#Xbox#xbox one last_img read more

Get Schooled by These Timeless Film History Docs

first_imgMr. X: A Vision of Leos Carax (Tessa Louise-Salomé, 2014)Visually haunting and full of context, this documentary on the elusive French Director Leos Carax (Mauvais Sang, Holy Motors) is worth your time just to hear an awed Denis Lavant speak at length about what it was like to embody Carax’s visions of torment.Lavant played the lead in all but one of Carax’s films, acting as a surrogate for the director and his experience of the world. Carax’s disdain for interviews makes this film a rare document. The director speaks in voiceover or behind sunglasses, most notably about his penchant for Godzilla and how he constantly feels like an impostor. Other filmmakers and critics connect Carax’s particular sensibilities to silent comedy, the French New Wave, and even the origins of the moving image.The most important thing about Mr. X — it doesn’t impede upon Carax’s air of mystery or insistence on privacy. The style of the film sustains his mystique. Interview subjects sit in the shadows as fractured projections of light and images dance on their skin, keeping the tone even between excerpts. Flowers of Taipei: Taiwan New Cinema (Chinlin Hsieh, 2014)The island of Taiwan remained under martial law from 1949 to 1987. At the time, it was the longest-lasting regime of martial law anywhere in the world. It left Taiwan in a state of diplomatic isolation that finally gave way to an organized push for democracy in the late 1970s.Young filmmakers in the 1980s took the baton from writers in the renewed Nativist Literature movement and fed Taiwan’s cultural identity with films about people, their values, and their perspectives. Flowers of Taipei shows how these films and their politics influenced global cinema.The work of Edward Yang (Taipei Story, That Day on the Beach) and Hsiao-Hsien Hou (“The Coming of Age” trilogy, A City of Sadness) from 1980 to present is passionately discussed by film historians, programmers, and critics from Venice to Japan. Excerpts from films — like Hou’s Millenium Mambo — with all its restlessness and longing, will draw you into the poetry of Taiwanese cinema if you haven’t yet entered its gentle spaces.Flowers of Taipei compares the modes and motives of Taiwanese New Wave directors to those of filmmakers around the world. It’s a rich study of how different cultures have experienced freedom and preserved history through narrative film.See the full version here. Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson, 2016)When you crave something more philosophical than informational, Cameraperson is a wonderful expression of questions asked by filmmakers since the dawn of the medium.Johnson meant to share her personal history as a documentary cinematographer (Fahrenheit 9/11, Citizenfour, Derrida) with this essay film. Her work resonates in candid moments from all over the world. Many of them were recorded before or after formal interviews for different projects and rescued from the killing floor. Viewers can imagine the impact of documentary-making over the last twenty-five years on the subjects being filmed. They speak freely to the camera as they navigate the complications of Johnson’s presence.That camera is both a ticket inside and a clumsy buffer between her and the space — a hospital, a locker room,  the middle of a crosswalk on a busy street in New York City. “Nothing wrong with being close, keeps everybody warm,” one subject says when Johnson apologizes for being in the way.The role of the documentary in the world is potent in Cameraperson. It’s more than a portrait of a cinematographer. It just might be a portrait of every cinematographer. Challenge your perspective with these documentaries on filmmakers, their tools, the histories they encapsulate, and the cultural context of their work.From France to Taipei, film evolves and alters the cultural landscape around it. Some films and filmmakers leave an even deeper influence behind. Look behind the scenes with five documentaries that explore what goes into becoming a legendary filmmaker.Tokyo-Ga (Wim Wenders, 1985)Beloved explorer Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas, Alice in the Cities) was mystified by the work of late Director Yasujiro Ozu (Late Spring, Tokyo Story). So, the German director went searching through the streets of Toyko for evidence of Ozu’s legacy in this hybrid travel diary and filmmaker portrait.This is not a passive or nostalgic reflection by Wenders. He found cinematographer Yuharu Atsuta, who collaborated with Ozu for more than twenty years, and requested a demonstration of their fixed-camera filming process, complete with the same model of heavy Mitchell camera the pair used on their final shoots. Actor Chishu Ryu sits embarrassed as Wenders gushes about his respect for the longtime Ozu lead. (He once watched two Ozu films featuring Ryu on the same day, Wenders says, and never before had he felt such respect for the actor.)The methodical nature of Ozu’s process, on all fronts, comes through clearly, thanks to Wenders’s narration. Here, fans of Wenders can catch a glimpse of him as a studious fan, which will delight those who love his films for their Ozu-inspired economy.center_img Cover image via Flowers of Taipei.Looking for more film history and documentary inspiration? Check these out.Industry Insights: Filming Documentary Subjects in Conflict ZonesThe History and Power of Sound Design in the Film IndustryDirector Nora Mandray on Using History to Understand the Present5 of the Most Dangerous Movie Sets in Film HistoryThe 5 Best Places to Pitch Your Documentary Film Projects The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (Wendy Apple, 2004)This one is a must for storytellers of all mediums. Directors and editors behind iconic films take the focus off scripts and sets to mine the cutting room instead — a place full of drama and high stakes.There’s no shortage of frank speech and admitted secrets in this documentary, which is ideal watch-party material for opinionated movie lovers. Actors who strong-armed their way into cutting rooms are named and sometimes maligned. Quentin Tarantino explains why he specifically sought out a female editor for Reservoir Dogs, his first film (he wanted someone to “nurture” him through the process rather than compete with his ideas, he says.) That editor, Sally Menke, then speaks about her decisions.The history of editing technology and its influence on film grammar finds a place here, too. Joe Hutshing, who edited JFK, reveals how the striking scene in which Lee Harvey Oswald walks into the Texas Theatre came about. Director Oliver Stone kept pushing for more chaos in the edit. Hutshing was using a three-quarter-inch linear editing system. He finally just started banging on keys with abandon to produce what we see in JFK.Unsung editors like Dede Allen (Bonnie and Clyde) and Carol Littleton (E.T.) break down trends and accepted norms of editing across different eras. The Cutting Edge is as fun to watch as it’s a justice done to editors everywhere and their marriage-like relationships with directors.last_img read more

Purulia youth killing turning another flashpoint between TMC, BJP

first_imgWith Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee vowing to turn Purulia into an “opposition-free district”, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Friday warned that situation could be “dangerous” as several people were being killed to achieve the objective. Killing of a 20-year-old Dalit youth whom BJP claims as its member in Purulia district has turned out to be new flashpoint between ruling TMC and the saffron party seeking to gain ground in the state.“The manner in which the TMC is trying to make the state opposition-free by killing people is going to be dangerous. What kind of politics is this? What type of administration is this?,” Mr. Ghosh said while addressing a rally held in North 24 Parganas district’s Habra. The rally was to protest the killing of Trilochan Mahato in Balarampur in Purulia district on May 30 last. He was found hanging from a tree near his home. An unsigned handwritten note in Bengali found near Mahato stated that he was “punished for working for the BJP” during the recent panchayat polls in the state.“We can also free up many things. We have already made the entire India opposition-free. And you [Abhishek] are in a corner of West Bengal and even you will also disappear,” he said. The state BJP chief highlighted several incidents of violence in the state during the recent panchayat elections to drive home the point. Mr. Banerjee, who heads TMC youth wing, during a rally held in the city last Tuesday had vowed to turn Purulia into an “opposition-free district“.Mr. Banerjee had said that he would visit the region along with party secretary-general Partha Chatterjee for the purpose.“They [the BJP] are flying high following their electoral performance in Purulia. But you have to keep in mind that TMC has also performed well in Purulia. I will visit the district on June 1 [Friday] and make sure the opposition’s (panchayat seats) tally is reduced to zero,” he had said at the rally. In the Balarampur block where Trilochan’s village is located, BJP won majority in seven gram panchayats and the panchayat samiti, snatching them from Trinamool. The BJP state president also hit out at the state police and alleged that they were “working” for the TMC resulting in the common people losing their faith in police.“Today police in West Bengal is not working for the public. But they are working for the TMC and that is why the common people have lost their faith in them. That is why these days there are several incidents where policemen are attacked by common men,” the BJP leader said. Meanwhile, TMC secretary-general Partha Chatterjee said that that the BJP was busy with issues which had nothing to do with the common people.“They [the BJP] are still busy with the panchayat elections. But they are not at all interested about the people’s sufferings because of the everyday hike of petroleum prices. They have no responsibilities towards the real issues of the people. We (TMC) under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee, are always for the cause of the common people,” Mr. Chatterjee said.last_img read more