School District 60 School buses cancelled for Monday

first_imgFor updated on school buses in School District 60, you can watch their school bus status page here: https://www.prn.bc.ca/transportation/?page_id=183School District 59 has not yet announced if busses will be running in the South Peace on Monday. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 has cancelled all school buses for Monday, February 4 due to the extreme cold.An extreme cold warning remains in place for the B.C. Peace and the District has announced busses will not be running on Monday, February 4.  Schools will still be open.The temperature is expected to drop to minus 33 overnight Sunday into Monday morning with the wind chill making it feel more like minus 43.last_img read more

Sensex cracks over 300 pts Nifty below 11700

first_imgMumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex cracked over 300 points in early trade Monday tracking losses in index heavyweights RIL, HDFC and ICICI Bank, amid weak global cues, sinking rupee and soaring crude oil prices. The 30-share index was trading 309.56 points or 0.79 per cent lower at 38,830.72. The NSE Nifty too plunged to 101.80 points, or 0.87 per cent, to 11,651. In the previous session Thursday, the BSE bourse settled 135.36 points, or 0.34 per cent, lower at 39,140.28. The broader Nifty slipped 34.35 points, or 0.29 per cent, to 11,752.80. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Stock market was closed Friday on account of Good Friday. Yes Bank and Reliance Industries were the biggest losers in the Sensex pack, dropping up to 2.66 per cent, followed by IndusInd Bank, Bharti Airtel, Asian Paints, Kotak Bank, Tata Motors, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC, Maruti, M&M, Bajaj Finance and SBI, shedding up to 1.72 per cent. Bucking weak market trend, TCS, PowerGrid, HCL Tech, Infosys, HDFC Bank and NTPC rose up to 1.31 per cent. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost “After a period of significant momentum ahead of the general elections, the market may take a pause in some kind of an interim profit booking,” said Joseph Thomas-Head Research, Emkay Wealth Management. The accelerating scenario of a slowdown in global growth as also the definitive prospects of higher fuel prices and a weaker currency may also be working on the minds of the market participants at this juncture, he added. Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) purchased equity worth Rs 1,038.46 crore on Thursday, and domestic institutional investors (DIIs) sold shares to the tune of Rs 337.59 crore, provisional data available with stock exchanges showed. The rupee depreciated nearly 50 paise to 69.84 against the US dollar in early trade. Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, was 2.06 per cent higher at USD 73.84 per barrel. Elsewhere in Asia, benchmark equity indices in Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul were trading in the red in early trade.last_img read more

Bet responsibly A struggle for some as sportsbook ads widen

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — It’s hard enough for compulsive gamblers to stop betting.Now, in a growing number of places, they’re bombarded with ads urging them to gamble on sports.It’s a temptation they didn’t face a year ago.And it’s raising questions as to how tightly regulated sports betting advertising should be in the United States.Aside from requiring a mention of a compulsive gambling telephone hotline, the U.S. takes a much lighter hand with these ads than some European governments.Gambling ads are increasingly being banned or restricted in several European countries. The gambling companies themselves say they are sensitive to compulsive gamblers and try not to target them with ads.Wayne Parry, The Associated Press read more

UN mission calls on Guatemala to guarantee peoples security after violent rally

“These acts of violence…led to death, aggression and intimidation which could and should have been prevented,” the UN Verification Mission in Guatemala (MINUGUA) said in a statement Thursday. The operations was established in 1994 after decades of civil war in the Central American country.“These acts go way beyond all the limits of the exercise of democracy and the right of citizens to demonstrate, becoming a dangerous and mortal threat to the security of the citizenry.“MINUGUA urgently calls on the leaders of the official party to intercede with its sympathizers to desist from any violent act,” the statement added. read more

Kwakwani Hospital needs urgent expansion – Dr Inniss

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMurder of Kwakwani nurse: ‘We are not giving up’, says E Division CommanderNovember 7, 2018In “Crime”Kwakwani Utilities Inc. commissions new enginesMarch 22, 2018In “latest news”Kwakwani mother found lifeless by daughter 6, was strangled to death- autopsyOctober 30, 2018In “Crime” The Kwakwani HospitalBy Lakhram BhagiratKwakwani, one of Guyana’s premier logging communities, has been on the cusp of rapid development for a number of years, but it seems as though its only health care facility is yet to be bitten by the developmental bug. And according to the doctor in charge of the institution, Kwakwani Hospital Complex is in dire need of urgent expansion.Dr Delisa Inniss was posted as the doctor in charge of the Upper Berbice River area in April of 2018, and she has been advocating for better service delivery as well as improved facilities for the more than 600 residents of Kwakwani, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).During an interview with <>, Dr Inniss said the issue of expansion of the Kwakwani Hospital Complex was recently raised with Public Health Ministry officials.“We are a small hospital, a district hospital, but we have need for expansion, because our unit is small in terms of space, and it is very cramped. Our Emergency Department can only hold two beds, and the space to manoeuvre around is very limited; so sometimes you will find when we have accidents (that) we cannot deal with more than two patients at a time, and we have to pick and choose and really triage who to deal with first and what’s not,” she related.The doctor informed that accidents in the area occur more than often, because of the fact that it is a logging community; and therefore the hospital’s capacity is very limited when it comes to dealing with the patients.Presently, along with Dr Inniss, another junior doctor, who is on four months’ rotation, along with a resident Dental Surgeon, service the residents in the area.Dr Inniss said the medical institution has ample support staff, which makes the work of the doctors a lot easier. However, she explained that the needs of the hospital far outweigh the services it can offer at this time.The hospital is equipped with a fully functioning X-ray machine, but there is no technician to man the equipment, and there also is no ultrasound machine or technician. Several requests have already been made for technicians, particularly the ultrasound machine and technician, she said; but despite promises, that is yet to be fulfilled.Dr Inniss explained that the medical institution has had to transport pregnant mothers through rough terrain to the Linden Hospital Complex every time they need to get an ultrasound done to monitor the health and development of the foetus. In the case of X-rays, she noted that the institution would have to transport patients to Linden to confirm fractures and other things.“…our antenatal mothers we have (had) to put…through that, just to get an ultrasound to ensure that the baby is okay; and some of them are high risk mothers, and having to go through that is not easy. Sometimes it can put them through preterm labour, so it is a risk. So we have need for some of the things here,” she said.“Even some of the mothers who are elective cesarean, that could be done here, and it could be easier; because we find that most of the areas (the hospital services) are poor areas and they always complain that they don’t have money to go, and they have nowhere to stay in Linden. So they have to go and come back, and that is a real sore point here,” Dr Inniss highlighted while identifying the need for a General Surgeon to be stationed at the hospital.In terms of the building expansion, Dr Inniss said Minister Volda Lawrence would have committed to that, along with the construction of an operating theatre.Additionally, the doctor said, the delivery room is in need of expansion as well.“Our Delivery Room is even smaller. There is one delivery bed, so only one delivery could be in progress at a time. And sometimes you get cases where somebody is in labour and another one comes, and we have to use another bed. So we have need for that,” she identified.The doctor also said new vehicles are needed to transport patients, since the ones they currently have would sometimes break down in the trail, and they would have to wait hours for assistance. She said that in some cases they were forced to do emergency deliveries in the vehicles on the trail. read more

Telsmith forming Mining Resource Solutions

first_imgTelsmith is creating Mining Resource Solutions, OEM parts by Telsmith as a brand that will source, manufacture, market, and distribute OEM quality replacement parts in support of aggregate and mining equipment worldwide. Owners and operators of cone crushers, jaw crushers, and impactors can look to Mining Resource Solutions providing OEM quality replacement parts for brands such as Metso, Sandvik, Extec, and McCloskey at a competitive price with availability to meet critical uptime requirements. “While customers have several options when sourcing parts for their aggregate & mining equipment, we want to make Mining Resource Solutions their one partner,” says Michael Derr, Mining Resource Solutions product manager, “We are able to leverage the manufacturing expertise of Telsmith to deliver OEM quality, while understanding that current economies stress the need for a competitive price and delivery to minimise critical equipment downtime.” An initial product offering of manganese, bronze parts, head and shaft assemblies, upper/lower frames, toggles and toggle seats, as well as drivetrain components will be available on the launch date of January 4, 2016.last_img read more

Lynn Ruane Now is not the time to stop listening to David

first_img 27,115 Views Sunday 28 Apr 2019, 8:30 PM https://jrnl.ie/4607888 By Lynn Ruane Independent Senator Lynn Ruane: ‘Now is not the time to stop listening to David Attenborough’ We don’t have time for small measures when it comes to climate change, writes Lynn Ruane. THE THREE ARENA is full to the brim of people scurrying to their seats, plastic bottles of water in one hand and a paper container of popcorn in the other. The stage is ready, large screens act as a backdrop to the orchestra that is about to take its place on stage. Blue Planet II illuminates the first few rows of the audience.If you had asked me when I was younger what I wanted to be, I usually replied “David Attenborough”. He was more than just my idol: he was the man who showed me the world.He will never know me, yet he has shaped so much of who I am. I would sit staring at the television screen, afraid to even blink in case I missed something. There was no rewind on the television in the 90s, so I couldn’t risk missing even a second of David Attenborough showing us the savanna filled with impalas, mounds of ants or the glaciers of Greenland.Some of my best memories are of lying on the sofa with my Da watching his documentaries. My Da told me about a show called Zoo Quest that Attenborough had in the 60s. My Da said he went to a place called Madagascar. The word Madagascar sounded so beautiful to me so I lodged it in my head with a promise to my future self to go there.In those early years, Attenborough didn’t bring the scenes of destruction we see today and this, in my opinion, was not because he felt he didn’t have to. Instead, he connected us to the world in a way that didn’t feel so far away.Everything is interconnectedHis shows taught people better than anyone else that everything is interconnected. Not in a spiritual sense, in a purely scientific and observational sense – this river dries up, that plant dies, those herbivores thin out, that carnivore goes extinct.That’s his greatest gift for me: he brought me from my home in Killinarden into every corner of the world and made me feel part of it.He didn’t need to hammer home the point about us being responsible, because he taught us that nature is both easy to disrupt, yet also robust if we give it space.My desire of exploring Africa came from watching him, lapping up his every word as everything he said inspired an aspiration in me. It is because of David Attenborough that my daughter Jordanne and I sat on the wooden barges of Cancun, Mexico in hope we would catch a glimpse of a saltwater crocodile.It is because of him that in 2009 we travelled to Mozambique to spend time in the African bush and the following year to Zululand for five weeks to research the movements of the endangered wild dogs as volunteers.‘I felt like I was home’I remember the exact moment we landed in Africa for the first time. Our excitement was tinged with panic when we saw the plane. It looked ancient, and flimsy. Jordanne held my hand and said: “Mam, I love Amelia Earhart, but I don’t know about getting on the actual plane she flew.”But nothing was going to get in our way, so we boarded the plane, squeezed each other’s hands and closed our eyes tightly as we took off. After a few minutes, we gently opened our eyes and gazed out the window. There it was, Africa. I hadn’t yet stepped foot in the African bush and already I felt like I was home. The tears fell as I realised we had made it. Once the plane landed, we were piled into a pick-up and ferried to our destination, a wooden lodge with a straw roof, perched on a mountain top, surrounded by lush green trees. Everything looked so rich in colour. We were met by the friendliest of staff, who gave us strict instructions: Don’t leave the room without a guide because animals often make their way through the lodge. And don’t leave your door unlocked from the inside because the baboons like to rob all the pretty things from guests’ rooms.Jordanne’s eyes were wide open and the excitement on her face made my heart skip a beat. I was emotional with gratitude that we could visit such a place. We made our way out on the balcony just in time to watch the sun go down over the plains.Only a couple of hours later, we would be out on our first trek in the Land Rover. Jordanne was nine at the time and the trip had such a powerful impact on her that she never ate an animal again. David Attenborough had become just as much her role model as he was mine and her love and respect for the animals allowed her to take this principled decision at such a young age.For a decade now, she has become a passionate advocate of the movement for people to address the impact of eating meat is having on the planet. We will always treasure those heart-stopping moments and beautiful memories in Africa. But we understand that the safety we felt in our planet then, is not there now. ‘Attenborough is no longer just here to entertain us’Back to 2019 in the 3Arena and as Jordanne held my hand again, it wasn’t excitement we felt, it was grief. As the audience sat uncomfortably in their seat we hoped that they like us were just as distraught by the scene on the screen.We sat there, silently crying, as a walrus cub was cradled close to its mother in an effort to find a surviving bank of ice that they could have safety from the polar bears. Polar bears that are not in good condition either. Attenborough drives the point home that the ice is disappearing due to rising sea temperatures brought on by climate change. David Attenborough has dedicated his life to bringing our planet into our homes and now he is telling us in no uncertain terms that we must take what he is saying out of our sitting rooms and into our everyday lives to save our beautiful planet.You could feel the concern in the room as people glanced to the plastic bottles in their hands and the empty popcorn containers at their feet. He has brought generations of us on a journey around the world, but Attenborough is no longer just here to entertain us of a Sunday afternoon. Now is not time to stop listening to him.There are encyclopaedias written about communicating climate and environmental politics – we’ve gone from spreading information, which was considered disempowering and depressing, to hyper-positive solution-orientated talk of economic opportunities of decarbonising, back to a more realistic position that is emerging now from voices like Greta Thunberg. We don’t have time for small measures, for consumer choices and educational programmes – we have 11 years left to fully implement policies to avoid catastrophic disruption to the world’s systems, and panic is the only appropriate response. Panic matched with action.It’s hard to not let despair and helplessness become the reaction to that though. Some, like Greta Thunberg, have focused on the approach that despair and resignation are a “sin” in these circumstances. That’s an evolving debate. In acknowledging Thunberg’s comments, we also need to ensure we are not just passive onlookers to this drama. Some would say that individual action is mostly irrelevant, yes, but it’s the same in voting, and we still do that and we still encourage others to too.We have to act responsibly and set examples, and we have to convey to our representatives, including those knocking on your doors over the coming month, that this is one of the most important issues that we care about, and that we will accept changes to our way of life as long as they are fair, effective and will allow us to continue to enjoy all we’ve achieved in the past without costing the earth.One way for Ireland to lead on this is to fully get behind Deputy Bríd Smith’s Climate Emergency Bill, which bans Fossil Fuel exploration in Ireland.In the words of George Monbiot, leading environmental thinker in the UK and Guardian columnist “we can’t do it by just pissing around at the margins”.Lynn Ruane is an independent senator. center_img Lynn Ruane 51 Comments Apr 28th 2019, 8:30 PM Share Tweet Email1 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Des chercheurs percent les mystères de microorganismes méconnus

first_imgDes chercheurs percent les mystères de micro-organismes méconnusUne équipe de chercheurs est parvenue à identifier 201 génomes de micro-organismes unicellulaires. Cette campagne d’exploration s’est intéressée à des cellules microbiennes, une “matière noire” jamais étudiées jusqu’alors.Les bactéries et autres micro-organismes constituent un monde omniprésent mais invisible. Il n’est donc pas facile de percer ces mystères, donnant un aspect de “matière noire microbienne”. Mais des chercheurs ont une nouvelle fois réussi à lever une petite partie du voile. Eddy Rubin, directeur de l’Institut de génomique du Département américain de l’énergie (DOE JGI), a mené une équipe internationale de chercheurs qui a étudié et identifié plusieurs types de micro-organismes unicellulaires. “Les microbes sont les formes les plus abondantes et diversifiées de la vie sur Terre”, et on en trouve au plus profond des océans comme dans les déserts les plus arides, souligne Tanja Woyke, responsable du Programme Microbien au DOE JGI. Or, malgré cette diversité impressionnante, les données génomiques sont rares, notamment parce que la grande majorité de ces organismes n’ont jamais été cultivés en laboratoire. Partie de là, l’étude du DOE JGI a porté sur des cellules microbiennes issues de neuf régions distinctes : le lac Sakinaw au Canada, la lagune grecque d’Etoliko, un centre de traitement des boues au Mexique, le golfe atlantique du Maine, la côte hawaïenne d’Oahu, le Gyre subtropical de l’Atlantique sud, la dorsale Est-Pacifique, la mine américaine de Homestake et le site de Great Boiling Spring, aux États-Unis. 201 génomes distincts À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En tout, les chercheurs ont ainsi trié quelque 9.000 cellules, à partir desquelles ils ont pu identifier 201 génomes distincts, qui pourraient appartenir à 29 grandes familles inédites.”Nous avons interprété des millions de ces bribes d’information génétique comme des étoiles lointaines dans le ciel nocturne, en essayant de les aligner en constellations reconnaissables”, a expliqué Tanja Woyke citée par l’AFP. Les chercheurs ont par exemple constaté que certaines archéobactéries présentaient des caractéristiques observées auparavant uniquement chez des bactéries et vice-versa. “Nous découvrons aujourd’hui des caractéristiques métaboliques inattendues qui élargissent notre compréhension de la biologie et défient les frontières établies entre les domaines de la vie”, a indiqué la chercheuse. Grâce à cela, les scientifiques se rendent compte qu’”il reste encore une quantité phénoménale de la diversité à explorer”.”Rien que pour tenter de saisir la moitié de toute la diversité phylogénétique actuellement connue, nous devrions séquencer 20.000 génomes supplémentaires”, estime ainsi Mme Woyke.Le 21 juillet 2013 à 16:49 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Toy Tuesday 11 Coolest RemoteControlled Toys

first_img One of the most interesting resurgences in the world of toys has been remote control. Long considered to be a relic of the past, supplanted by the excitement of video games, advances in technology has made radio control cool again. From smartphone-controlled helicopters to gas-burning dune buggies, there are more cool RC machines on the market than ever before. From first-time hobbyists to serious diehards, these are our picks for the 11 coolest remote controlled toys you can get right now.Nerf Terrascout Drone BlasterNerf wars have escalated considerably since the old days when we used spring-loaded pistols to lob soft foam balls at each other. Today’s Nerf weaponry is as high-tech as the stuff real fighting forces use. And if the big trend in actual warfare is remote-controlled death drones, you bet your bippy that Nerf is going to get in on the action. Enter the Terrascout Drone Blaster, a tank-like device that can scout out the battlefield and pop any suckers that stick their necks out with a 35-dart rotating drum. Add a SD card and you can even record your battles and upload them to YouTube for propaganda purposes.Get it at Amazon.comDJI Mavic 2 ProWe could do a whole article just on drones, but things might get redundant. If you’re going to shell out for just one, our money’s on the DJI Mavic 2. It’s certainly not cheap, but why waste money and resources on something disposable when you can invest in something that will last you? The Mavic 2 has everything you need to take to the skies, including an omnidirectional environmental awareness system that allows it to dodge obstacles in every direction, a 4K video camera and a 12MPH top speed. Decent battery life, too.Get it at Amazon.comRedcat Racing Gas BuggyMost of the RC vehicles out there — and on this list — run on battery power. That’s all well and good, but sometimes you need a little more oomph in your drive, and for that only good old fashioned gasoline will do. Redcat’s Gas Buggy boasts a 30cc engine that packs a punch, and the aluminum alloy chassis is durable but lightweight, allowing the buggy to navigate uneven terrain with ease. Steel disc brakes and bead locked wheels give this puppy great cornering as well. If you’re ready to take the next step in your RC passion, a gas-powered car is the way to do it.Get it at Amazon.comTraxxas XO-1If you’re going to drop north of $800 on a remote controlled car, you’d better be getting something truly special. That’s definitely the case with the Traxxas XO-1, one of the most insanely powerful RC vehicles ever produced. How powerful, you might ask? Well, if you tune it right and use the Traxxas LINK app, you can get it up to speeds of 100 miles an hour. Hell, my real car can’t go that fast without smoke coming out of it. The company’s steering algorithms are ultra-advanced, allowing you to turn on a dime and manage uneven terrain. This baby isn’t designed for off-roading, though, so treat it with love and care if you want to squeeze out those big speeds.Get it at Amazon.comAirsoft M1A2 Abrams Battle TankNow this thing is seriously cool. There are plenty of RC tanks out there, but this 1:16 scale replica of the classic M1A2 Abrams USA Main Battle Tank goes the extra mile and beyond for accuracy and power. Made by Chinese company Henglong, notorious for their high-quality military RC creations, it features 7-way movement and a motor so beefy that it can bring the tank up a 35 degree grade without flinching. The turret can be rotated 320 degrees and angled 30, and it fires Airsoft pellets with realistic recoil and smoke action. You can even change the control frequency to enable multi-tank battles with your friends.Get it at Amazon.comGiant Remote Control CentipedeRemote-controlled bugs are cool, but if you really want to go big you need to pick up this Animal Planet-branded RC centipede. Stretching over 20 inches long, this massive Amazonian insect will freak out any sensitive soul you slither it into the vicinity of. The internal battery is USB rechargeable, so you can save a little on disposable batteries for all of your centipede adventures. Alas, the legs don’t move, but the creature’s segments move in a realistic undulating motion that is very unnerving.Get it at Amazon.comVaterra 1972 Ford BroncoHigh-end RC manufacturer Vaterra recently got the license to a whole slew of classic American rides, from muscle cars to trucks, and their 1:10 scale reproductions are seriously dope. For our money, the pick of the litter is the 72 Bronco, that iconic boxy pickup truck with a camper back that helped popularize off-roading. This is a seriously pro remote-controlled vehicle, with a brushed 35T crawler motor, oil-filled shocks and an aluminum suspension to help it handle the roughest terrain. If you want even more power, upgrade to the optional two-speed transmission for expanded performance.Get it at Amazon.comMoorebot Zeus Battle RobotThere are plenty of remote-controlled robots on the market that you can put into battle with one another, but Moorebot’s Zeus is in a class of its own. This high-end beast uses 22 metal servomotors across its humanoid body to execute a wild range of fighting styles, from boxing to kung fu. Standing 14 inches tall, it’s a sturdy beast that will take you some assembly time, but the end result is more than worth it. In addition to pre-programmed moves, the enterprising robot fighter can create their own. You can even custom print armor pieces for the thing with your 3D printer. At $1800, this baby isn’t cheap, but it’s certainly badass.Get it at Amazon.comParrot Jumping SumoIn olden days, RC cars were pretty limited in terms of the kind of terrain they could handle. Too rough or too slanted and they’d just sit there spinning their wheels. Times have changed, though, and the latest and greatest models can navigate all kinds of obstacles. One of the coolest radio-controlled vehicles in terms of maneuverability is Parrot’s Jumping Sumo, a two-wheeled beast controlled with a custom smartphone app that lets you turn on a dime and jump into the air almost three feet. The onboard camera lets you experience its adventures yourself.Get it at Amazon.comZelos Twin Catamaran Racing BoatIf you’ve never had the experience of steering a remote-controlled boat, you’re in for a treat. It’s a totally different feeling than piloting a drone or driving a car, requiring you to understand the dynamics of the water in addition to the abilities of your craft. The Zelos Twin Catamaran is a seriously sweet shell equipped with a pair of 2000Kv motors that can get the boat to a top speed of 60 miles per hour, skipping over the top of the water like a well-thrown stone. Its high-torque metal steering servo holds up even at maximum velocity.Get it at Amazon.comSphero BOLTDirect remote control is still a big deal, but one of the coolest trends in toys is folding in a little coding into the toys, allowing you to write programs that help your toys manage themselves. Sphero is a hot name in the market thanks to their Star Wars stuff, but our pick from them is the BOLT, a spherical droid that has a ton of fascinating features like an 8×8 LED grid display and a ton of internal sensors including a gyrometer, infrared, magnetic compass and more. You can control it directly or code in Scratch, JavaScript or even just by drawing.Get it at Amazon.comMore on Geek.com:11 Best Final Fantasy Toys11 Stealthiest Ninja Toys11 Nintendo Toys That Will Have You Playing With Power Toy Tuesday: The Best ‘South Park’ ToysThe New Lego UCS Imperial Star Destroyer Is Nearly Four Feet Long Stay on targetlast_img read more

Mata targets Spain recall

first_imgManchester United’s Juan Mata is targeting a return to Spanish national team under new boss Luis Enrique, according to ESPN.Juan Mata is hoping to get a call-up back into Spain squad under Luis Enrique by having a stellar season with Manchester United.The former Celta boss was announced as the head coach of the Spanish national team replacing Hierro who stepped down after Spain’s disappointing performance at the World Cup.Spain appointed Hierro just before the start World Cup after Julen Lopetegui was unceremoniously relieved of his duties for his conduct with Real Madrid. The newly appointed Madrid manager agreed to join the Champions League holders while still the head coach of Spain leading to the Spanish Football Association sacking him on the eve of the World Cup.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Mata was a part of the Spanish side that won the World Cup in 2010 as well as the European Championships in 2012.“I will do everything in my power to return to the National team. I want to let the new boss know he can count on me and I’ll work harder to get back into the team,” Mata said.Mata joined Manchester United from Chelsea in 2014 after current boss at United deemed him surplus to requirements at Chelsea. The Spanish midfielder has found his feet at Old Trafford making 36 starts for the club last season.last_img read more

Gracia says he wants to build something special

first_imgThe Watford boss continues talking after his contract was extended and he can plan now for a longer future in the English Premier LeagueWatford boss Javi Gracia recently signed a four-and-a-half deal with his English Premier League club.And he cannot stop talking about how this makes him plan for the future.What to expect from Watford V Arsenal? Taimoor Khan – September 8, 2019 Arsenal are set to take on Watford this weekend and the game is definitely going to be quite a peculiar contest between two sides…“I’m delighted. I feel comfortable here in this environment, with the owners, the players, the supporters. I am happy to stay here. I am proud to belong to this club, our club,” he said to Sky Sports.“From my beginning it was the same – all the people helping me to do my job. I have tried to do my best from the beginning, and I got the feeling I am part of this family. I like to be here.”“In this moment, we have a very good squad, and I would like to keep all these players to build up something special,” he explained.last_img read more

South Floridians chime in on Trumps immigration orders

first_imgBut Ariel Rojas of Students Working for Equal Rights said that Trump’s immigration measures are wrong.“The Christian thing to do is to provide sanctuary for people who want to come here and who pose no threat to the United States,” Rojas said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Danny Darwish, the owner of an insurance company in Plantation and a muslim, said the president should be given a chance, but he said, Trump should give immigrants another way to escape hardships.“I think to limit it, yeah, why not?” he said, “But do another alternative because they’re still humans, and they need somewhere to go, you know?”But immigration attorney Elizabeth Blandon said that immigrants seeking visas already face several levels of security and questions.“To say people are not allowed from certain countries if you’re a refugee,” she said, “Well, how’s that gonna affect us when people look to us from all over the world to uphold certain values and ideals?”At Al Salam International Market, employees said they’re very aware of what Trump is doing, but many thought it was too early to judge.“It could be something good, it could be something not so bad, but it could be a little bad,” Ahmad Quadi said, “But it’s not so bad, so give him a chance. Let’s see.”Most employees said they’re waiting to see what else Trump does. (WSVN) – After President Trump signed executive orders dealing with immigration, Wednesday, many community leaders and activists in immigrant-rich South Florida had mixed reactions.The executive orders Trump signed ordered the construction of a border wall between Mexico and the U.S., and also called for the end of federal funding to cities which declare themselves “sanctuary cities” for immigrants. Trump also plans to ban immigrants and suspend visas from certain Middle Eastern countries, in an order that he could sign this week.“That’s racism,” said a woman. “It’s anti-humanitarian.”Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez was optimistic about Trump’s orders.“Probably a good idea to do,” he said, “to at least increase the vigilance and the vetting of people coming from certain countries to make sure that we’re not importing terrorism.”Wilfredo Ruiz of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said the proposed border wall is misguided.“We’re talking about security and building a wall in Mexico makes no sense when we learn that terrorists have come through the border, through Canada,” Ruiz said. “What are we gonna do in Canada? Another wall through all the northern border? So that’s not the solution.” last_img read more

Contract Negotiations Set To Reconvene Tonight

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Representatives with the Kenai Peninsula Education Association rejected contract proposals brought forward by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District at their meeting last Wednesday. Jesse Bjorkman Kenai Peninsula Education Association Bargaining Spokesman: “The associations and the district both agreed that the arbitration opinion regarding the district and employee healthcare costs are not competitive in the comparable market. These costs are unsustainable and unaffordable moving forward.”  A third-party arbitrator released recommendations on how it thinks District and employee unions should settle the ongoing dispute. A previous agreement effective through June 2018 remains in use for employees without contracts. Contract negotiations are set to reconvene on Monday at 10am. Pegge Erkeneff, Communications Liaison with KPBSD: “The district did accept the arbitrators recommendation and believes the arbitrators accurately and fairly assessed the situation and reduced the KPESA, which is our support member cost in healthcare, and provided a path for sustainability in healthcare in the district. This includes eliminating the traditional plan, and having the healthcare committee more aggressively utilize it’s existing power. It would ultimately lower the cost for both employees and the district.”  KPBSD proposal to KPESA attached is the District proposal to KPESA that the district accepted the recommendations in the Arbitrator’s report. The proposal was rejected by KPESA at the bargaining meeting on May 8. Both the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association have been in negotiations with the district since February of 2018 prior to their contracts expiring on July 1.last_img read more

Best phones to gift your dad for Fathers Day

first_img Read full review Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Moto G7 See at Amazon See at Amazon Mobile iPhone XR Does Dad claim life was better when phones sensibly came with physical keyboards? You can stop reading here because the BlackBerry Key2 is the phone for him. Equipped with a QWERTY keyboard, the BlackBerry Key2 has excellent battery life and takes crisp daytime photos. It does struggle in weak low-light photography, and its navigation buttons can get in the way. 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The camera and battery life are just adequate, however, for this otherwise impressive and affordable mobile device. A Dad phone is no joke. It’s got to be cool so the kids won’t be embarrassed when he takes it out of his pocket in front of their friends. It needs to have a big, sharp screen so he can hand it to a child in the back seat to watch videos and buy time on the way to the in-laws. And it should have a good camera to capture photos of the family on vacation. If you’re looking to get Dad a phone he’ll love for Father’s Day, here are CNET’s top choices for phones that should be up for the job.Note CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See at Amazon Father’s Day: Clever smart home gadgets your dad will actually love Huawei P30 Pro Razer Phone 2 Apple iPhone XS Max Read full review Angela Lang/CNET Does Dad want something sensible? The iPhone XR strikes a great balance between price and features, with an excellent big screen, fast performance, Face ID and wireless charging, and a camera that’s mostly as good as the iPhone XS. Its single rear camera lacks optical zoom, however, and it has a limited portrait mode. It also comes with an LCD screen versus the iPhone XS’ OLED. But for hundreds less, it delivers most of the advantages of the iPhone XS. This is a killer phone for Dad — or anyone else: It has a phenomenal AMOLED screen, great battery life and loads of useful camera tools to make images captured with the standard 12-megapixel lens, telephoto lens and ultrawide lens pop. It does lag behind the Pixel 3 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro for capturing amazing night shots. Pixel 3A CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Amazon BlackBerry Google Huawei Motorola Razer Samsung Apple OnePlus See All See at Amazon Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS Max (64GB, space gray) Jun 15 • Great last-minute Father’s Day gifts for 2019 See at Amazon If it’s all about the photos, the Huawei P30 Pro captures astounding images — including in low light — and has great battery life. It is also a handsome phone that shouldn’t cause embarrassment when Dad uses it in public. It does lag behind other top phones in processor performance, and it lacks a headphone jack. But with the US government ramping up its pressure on this Chinese company, skip this one if Dad works for Uncle Sam — or if he needs US-based customer support. (The phones are sold only via third parties online.) Costing a bit more than the Moto G7, the $400 Pixel 3A packs the same top-of-the-line camera as Google’s flagship Pixel 3 phone and captures amazing night-time photos. It comes in black, the lightest of light purples and white, and you can get a matching fabric case that offers lots of gription so the phone doesn’t slip out of Dad’s hand. It’s not water resistant and doesn’t have wireless charging, but it does have a handy headphone jack on top. If you’re on a tight gift budget, don’t be lured by one of Apple’s or Samsung’s flagship phones. At $300, the Motorola Moto G7 is a great budget phone that looks sharp, packs two rear cameras, offers solid battery life, and runs a near stock version of Android. The single speaker sounds OK and low-light photos aren’t great, but for 300 bucks, Dad can tolerate just-OK night-time photos. Angela Lang/CNET If you want to get Dad a phone that attracts attention, the OnePlus 7 Pro is a good place to start. It’s packed with just about every cool phone feature that’s come out in the last year or so, including an in-display fingerprint sensor and multiple rear cameras. But the one feature Dad may want to fidget with most is the front-facing camera, which pops out of the top of the phone to take selfies and portraits. See at OnePlus Tags $1,099 Sprint 15 Photos $1,099 See also Galaxy S10 Plus Read full review OnePlus 7 Pro Best Buy • Angela Lang/CNET Josh Miller/CNET $1,099 See It See at Amazon Read full review Jun 14 • Make it a 4K Father’s Day: Save on 4K TVs at Best Buy and Walmart Read full review If Dad’s looking for luxury, the iPhone XS Max is the XR’s more accomplished — and more expensive — sibling. It sports a big, brilliant display and solid battery life. It’s plenty fast, durable and water resistant. Its two rear cameras capture high-quality images and it offers dual-SIM support. And starting at $1,099, Dad will know money was no object. Boost Mobile See it Jun 14 • Gifts for dads who love breakfast Father’s Day Tech Gift Guide See It 0 Post a comment Preview • iPhone XS Max: Biggest screen, battery and iPhone price tag ever Angela Lang/CNET See at Amazon Review • The XS Max compared to the iPhone XR: Most of us should just buy the cheaper one $1,099 Sarah Tew/CNET Read full review Angela Lang/CNET Read full review iPhone XS Maxlast_img read more

Five Fires Threaten Tanana On the Yukon

first_imgRecent rain slowed wildfire growth around the interior, but there are still nearly 2 hundred active blazes, and over twenty staffed fires. The largest response is to a half-million-acre complex of fires near Tanana. Managers expect suppression and demobilization to take weeks.Download AudioMud and mosquitos! Rain made for a messy commute as firefighters headed to the fireline on the Spicer Creek Fire northeast of Tanana. The fire is one of five large fires burning near Tanana. AFS Photo.Like many of the big wildfires in the interior, the five blazes around Tanana were started by abundant lightning that hit the region a month ago. One of the 2 largest: the Spicer Creek Fire has sandwiched the village up against the Yukon River. Bill Paxton, an information officer with the Lower 48-based team managing the response says over 350 people are working both quiet and active areas of the fire.“While we’re doing rehab and pulling hose on one part of the fire we’re over, actively building line on another (part of the fire) where the threat is,” Paxton says.Crews from the Lower 48 are battling the Spicer Creek Fire near Tanana. Photo: Inciweb.Paxton says there’s potential for the Spicer Fire to spring back to life as the weather warms and dries this week, and the priority continues to be protecting the community.“We’ve got, probably, 20-some miles of hose laid out protecting structures here, plus on the lines that we’re building.”Paxton identifies the current area of concern as northwest of Tanana, where crews are directly attacking the fire.“Building a defensible line all the way to this stream called Bear Creek, and from Bear Creek all the way to the Yukon, it’s tough going. It’s hand work. It’s saw work.”Paxton says structure protection like hoses and sprinklers remain in place along 150 miles of the Yukon River, where the Spicer and 4 other large fires have threatened to advance for a month. He says the management team has committed to running the fire response through the end of July, after which the plan is to transition to a smaller organization.last_img read more

Waze partners with San José to improve city traffic

first_imgTraffic is notoriously bad in Costa Rica’s capital, San José, but the navigation app Waze thinks it has a solution for the city’s traffic woes.On Wednesday evening, the real-time traffic and maps mobile app Waze announced in New York it would partner with eight cities around the world, including San José, as part of its Connected Citizens Program. Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, Jakarta, Tel Aviv, Boston, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles also were named along with the U.S. state of Florida and the New York Police Department. As part of the announcement, Waze released time-lapse videos of traffic in San José and other participating cities (see above). Related posts:Why Waze is so incredibly popular in Costa Rica No more mandatory email registration for drivers, Constitutional Chamber rules Waze now gives Costa Rica drivers advice on skirting vehicle restrictions New Tinder-inspired apps will help you keep your girlfriend … then dump her The new program has been up and running since 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, where the Centro de Operações (COR) uses crowdsourced information from Waze users to manage city traffic and respond to accidents or emergencies. COR’s NASA-like control center might be a bit much to hope for in Costa Rica, but based on Rio’s experience with the API, developers think the information will improve public response time and keep drivers alerted to road conditions.Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPT) Vice Minister Sebastián Urbina confirmed the agreement in a Facebook post Thursday afternoon. MOPT’s statement said that Costa Rica was selected because the coffee-producing country is one of the five countries in Latin America that most uses the app. Urbina said that Waze data reached authorities faster than emergency mechanisms like 9-1-1 calls.The vice minister said that MOPT could start using Waze data as early as November. He added that the API would allow MOPT to give drivers warnings and alternate route when major events, like presidential visits or the Festival of Lights event in December, effect traffic flows.Urbina said the information collected is anonymous and there is no cost to MOPT or Waze users for the service. The Tico Times requested additional information from Waze about how and what information is shared with the ministry.Waze, which Google purchased in 2013, is a free app for iOS,  Android and Windows Phone.Check out the video below explaining how Waze worked with Rio de Janeiro to improve traffic and municipal response time to accidents and other emergencies. Facebook Comments Launching our partnership with departments of transportation in cities all around the world, tonight in NYC! #WazeW10 pic.twitter.com/BBe8aEsBnt— Waze for Brands (@WazeAds) October 2, 2014last_img read more

El Salvador exPresident Francisco Flores has irreversible brain damage

first_imgRelated posts:El Salvador ex-President Francisco Flores to stand trial for embezzlement El Salvador’s Funes urges Panama to give up fugitive ex-President Flores After 7 months on the run, El Salvador’s ex-President Flores turns himself in Court revokes house arrest for former president of El Salvador, orders him to prison pending trial SAN SALVADOR – El Salvador’s former President Francisco Flores, who faces trial accused of embezzling millions of dollars in aid money for earthquake victims, has irreversible brain damage after suffering a stroke, doctors said Thursday.Flores, who was under house arrest, was rushed to a hospital Sunday after having a stroke that paralyzed the right side of his body and he has been in a coma ever since.“The patient has irreversible neurological damage,” a team of specialists at Rosales hospital in San Salvador told the court where Flores faces trial.He has undergone several operations, his lawyers say.Flores, 56, is accused of stealing $15 million donated by Taiwan for victims of a 2001 earthquake.El Salvador’s president from 1999 to 2004, he turned himself in in 2014 to respond to the allegations, which he denies.He had previously been hospitalized in December for possible bleeding in the digestive tract, and had also undergone treatment for blood clots. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

With Cordray Director CFPB Steps Up Nonbank Supervision

first_imgWith Cordray Director, CFPB Steps Up Nonbank Supervision in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing January 5, 2012 413 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Barack Obama Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Dodd-Frank HMDA Housing Affordability Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Disclosures Processing RESPA Richard Cordray Service Providers TILA 2012-01-05 Ryan Schuettecenter_img The “”Consumer Financial Protection Bureau””:http://www.consumerfinance.gov/ (CFPB) made clear Thursday that it will exercise its full authority to supervise a host of nonbank financial entities, with mortgage originators, brokers, servicers, and others in plain view.[IMAGE]The bureau, newly empowered by Richard Cordray’s recess appointment Wednesday, offered up a “”video””:http://www.consumerfinance.gov/a-video-message-from-rich-cordray/ in which the new director addressed a virtual audience Thursday.””Consumers deserve to have someone who will stand on their side, who will protect them against fraud, and who will ensure that they’re treated fairly,”” Cordray, introducing himself as CFPB director, said in the video. “”The good news is that we’ve already gotten started,”” he added. “”Over time, we’ll judge the success of our efforts by whether consumers are being treated more fairly and with more clarity and candor in the financial marketplace.””The bureau also released an 800-plus-page “”manual””:http://www.consumerfinance.gov/wp-content/themes/cfpb_theme/images/supervision_examination_manual_11211.pdf for nonbank examiners detailing their examination procedures, with risk analysis by and large focusing on an entity’s volume of business, services and products, and oversight by state regulators.The CFPB said that examiners will “”generally”” notify nonbank entities about their investigations on and before their arrival onsite, leaving the door open to the potential for unannounced visits and examinations.The bureau said it would avail itself of any number of data-collecting resources at its disposal, including financial information on hand at any other federal agencies and state partners.[COLUMN_BREAK]Other resources available to the CFPB already include a number of personnel from seven regulatory agencies and their 18 consumer financial laws, which the bureau arrogated to itself when it went live July last year. Laws regulating the mortgage industry include the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act, and Truth-in-Lending Act, along with their rules, orders, and guidance materials.””President Barack Obama’s””:http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president-obama decision to sidestep Congress with Cordray’s recess appointment rocked much of the industry Wednesday.Trade groups came out with withering statements against the CFPB Thursday, with efforts to seek solutions from the courts all but certain.””To say we are disappointed in the move by the President today would be a gross understatement,”” “”Thomas Donohue””:http://www.uschamber.com/about/management/thomas-j-donohue, president and CEO of the “”U.S. Chamber of Commerce””:https://www.uschamber.com/, said in a statement. “”This controversial appointment is unprecedented, constitutionally questionable, and puts the authority of the director and the validity of the bureau’s work in legal jeopardy,”” he added.He called Obama’s decision to make a recess appointment “”a political maneuver that ignores the advice and consent power of the Senate, harms consumers,”” adding that it “”ensures that the CFPB’s authority will be challenged and resolved by the courts.””Obama officials stepped up to counter claims of abuse, with “”_The Hill_””:http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/202567-white-house-very-confident-that-recess-moves-were-legal quoting White House press secretary Jay Carney as saying Thursday that the administration feels “”confident”” that the appointment fell within the appropriate legal parameters.Donohue cited the chamber’s desire ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô in tandem with efforts by Republican lawmakers ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô to alter the CFPB by replacing its director with a five-member commission and roping it into the congressional appropriations process.””Putting the power to pick winners and losers in the credit markets in the hands of a single individual with a half-a-billion dollar annual budget threatens our economic recovery at the worst possible time,”” he said. Sharelast_img read more

Like most everyone else Sports Illustrated NFL wr

first_img Like most everyone else, Sports Illustrated NFL writer Doug Farrar looks at Carson Palmer as an upgrade for the Arizona Cardinals’ QB position.“Obviously the quarterback situation last year was, how do I put this, bad,” he told Arizona Sports 620’s Bickley with Marotta. However, Farrar has some concern over how Palmer will fit in the offense, as head coach Bruce Arians has found the most success with quarterbacks who are mobile enough to avoid the rush and buy time for deep routes to develop. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact LISTEN: Doug Farrar, CNN SI Football Writer – / 38 That is not the 33-year-old Palmer, who was never much of a runner early in his career and certainly isn’t one now.Farrar added that the trick will be Arians using Palmer in a similar way to how former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt used Kurt Warner, and that’s with shorter drops and quicker passes.“It was, ‘Yes, we understand our offensive line stinks, but we have a great quarterback, we have Larry Fitzgerald, let’s go.’”While no one is saying Palmer and Warner have the same skill set or talent level, that doesn’t mean what worked before won’t work again.“If Arians adapts to what Palmer can and can’t do I think they’ll be OK,” Farrar said. “I mean, he threw for over 4,000 yards last year with the Raiders for God’s sake, so he has something left in the tank.”How much Palmer has left will go a long way toward determining just how successful the 2013 Cardinals are. But at the very least, it’s safe to say they’ll be better at the quarterback position. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Your browser does not support the audio element. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

Driver stopped more than ten times over the limit

first_imgA 34-year-old resident of Famagusta was stopped by police on Wednesday evening with an alcohol level more than ten times the limit.He was stopped at around 5pm on Protaras Avenue in Paralimni, when under circumstances being investigated by the police, he crashed into a car driven by a 33-year-old.Both cars were damaged in the incident but neither driver was injured.An alcotest on the 34-year-old showed a level of 135μg instead of the allowed 9μg for a new driver. A final reading showed the level to be 120μg. He was driving on a learner’s licence.He was arrested and taken to Paralimni police station while police continued their inquiries.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover Vehicle | Search AdsThese Crossovers Are Leading The Pack. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover Vehicle DealsLuxury Crossover Vehicle | Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more