Football: Swede International who gave away late free-kick against Germany suffers racial abuse

first_imgAdvertisementSwede International, Jimmy Durmaz says the racist abuse he got on social media following his foul on Timo Werner which led to Sweden conceding the free-kick and Kroos scoring the goal, has been ‘completely unacceptable’ Durmaz has since been subjected to online abuse, including threats to his family. He and his fellow teammates took a strong stand against racism after the Swedish FA complained to police about a storm of racial hatred and threats aimed at the winger.He went on to say,“When you threaten me, when you call me ‘Arab devil,’ ‘terrorist,’ ‘Taliban,’ then you have gone far beyond the limit,” Durmaz said in the statement, which was published on the Swedish Football Association’s website.“And even worse, when you go after my family, my children, threaten them. Who does such a thing? It is completely unacceptable.”The video link to the statement is given below:-The statement concluded with the entire squad shouting ‘F*** racism!’ before applauding and jogging out to begin their workout.Read Also:-FIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 12FIFA World Cup 2018: Iago Aspas with a late goal as Spain hold Morocco to a 2-2 draw Advertisementlast_img read more

IPL 2016: Dwayne Bravo rues lack of music in Gujarat Lions dressing room

first_imgDwayne Bravo is known to be a live-wire on the field, just like his West Indies teammates. The all-rounder doesn’t miss out on any opportunity to showcase his dancing abilities on the field. Most of us have seen him enjoying himself during his stint with Chennai Super Kings. After winning the hearts of loyal CSK fans, Bravo even went on to feature in a Tamil film. (IPL 2016: Full Coverage) The show didn’t stop there. He led the West Indies’ campaign at the recently concluded ICC World Twenty20 with his ‘Champion’ song, which went on to become a chartbuster. The Board for Control of Cricket in India made sure they had their share of the Champion by having the West Indies all-rounder’s performance as  part of Indian Premier League 2016 opening ceremony.It would be hard for Bravo to imagine any dressing room without music and unfortunately, that is what he has deal with in his Gujarat Lions dressing room. The Rajkot-based franchise’s players are unlike his West Indies teammates and there are no wild celebrations even after Gujarat thumps an opposition, according to Bravo. (Also read: Believe it or not! Chris Gayle names his baby Blush) “The Gujarat dressing room is very, very quiet. After we win a game, the guys eat and have a few beers, that’s it. There is no music in the dressing room. There is no DJ Bravo music also. The guys are still trying to get a hold of the theme song,” Bravo revealed in an exclusive chat to India Today.advertisementHe said it would be difficult for him to lend his voice to the theme song of Gujarat Lions.  “The theme song of our team reflects on the city (Rajkot) and it will be challenging for me to sing in the local language,” he said.The all-rounder also said that his primary role was that of a bowler in the Gujarat Lions’ setup.  The West Indies’ all-rounder has perfectly executed his skills with the ball at the death and is the third-highest wicket-taker with six wickets now. Bravo also went past Lasith Malinga to become the highest wicket-taker in T20s during this tournament.”In this setup my role is very important with the ball as well. Our bowling attack is one of the most experienced in the league and I am one of the most experienced in this format in the later stages of the game. I accept the challenge. I have always given my best when I get the responsibility at the death. I challenge myself in the nets as well. For the last five years, the teams I have played for have given me the responsibility to finish the games with the ball,” he said.Bravo also heaped praise on the Gujarat skipper Suresh Raina saying that the left-hander was much like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and that he did not believe talking much to the players.”MS doesn’t say much, Raina also doesn’t. Both of them don’t believe in team meetings. Even I don’t. Raina, as we know, enjoys his cricket. He enjoys other people’s success as well. I am happy that he has got a team to lead. He has been good with captaincy so far,” Bravo said.last_img read more

Neiman Baseball Art Up for Auction

first_imgNEW YORK — Artist LeRoy Neiman had never tried drawing on a baseball until he sketched a player on one as a favor to a marketing executive. Over the next three decades, Neiman drew on 129 balls for his friend, capturing some of baseballs’ greatest players in action.On May 16, Charlie McCabe’s entire Neiman art-baseball collection will be offered in a Heritage Auctions online sale.Among the highlights is an autographed 1995 baseball of Mickey Mantle swinging a bat. It’s signed: “Mickey — There’ll never be another.”Another ball from 1995, of Babe Ruth holding a bat, is signed “To Charley, another collaboration, LeRoy Neiman ’95.”Each ball is estimated to bring $4,000.Neiman, who was celebrated for evoking the kinetic energy of the world’s biggest sporting and leisure events and for his instant renditions of what he observed, died in 2012. He was the official painter of five Olympiads and a contributing artist at Playboy magazine for many years.McCabe’s friendship with Neiman evolved during his time as marketing and communications officer at Manufacturers Hanover, later JP Morgan Bank.The bank was a major sponsor of sporting teams including the Yankees, Giants, Jets and Knicks. When a beer sponsor that had awarded the Mets Player of the Year each year with an original Neiman drawing pulled out, Manufacturers Hanover stepped in.“The first ball LeRoy made would have been 1978, when we went to Mets spring training,” McCabe said. “I gave him a ball and asked him to draw on it.”“He got a real kick out of painting the baseballs because he hadn’t ever drawn anything on a ball before,” he added. Over the years, McCabe said he asked the artist to sketch other celebrities, too.A special piece is a 1992 ball of Marilyn Monroe that is signed “To Charlie, Best Wishes, Joe DiMaggio.” What makes it rare is that DiMaggio, who was briefly married to the actress, famously refused to sign anything related to her, the auction house said. It is estimated to bring $6,000.Neiman used colored magic markers for many of the balls, drawing some at games, others in the car as McCabe ferried him to and from stadiums. Some he later embellished at his studio.“LeRoy is the most renowned sports artist of our generation,” said Steve Costello, Executive Vice President of Steiner Sports, a leading seller and authenticator of sports memorabilia.The one-of-a-kind balls that feature hall of famers are especially valuable, said Costello, who owns three balls Neiman drew for him — of Mike Piazza, Cal Ripken and Mark McGwire. But he is not selling.McCabe said he kept his collection in the cellar of his New Rochelle home and never exhibited it. He planned to donate part of the sale proceeds to charity, saying Neiman helped with the many charities McCabe supported.“LeRoy was just an amazing person, a great, great guy,” said Costello. “He donated millions. He was always about living life and giving back.”(ULA ILNYTZKY)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Position Vacant – Sport Operations Manager (NT)

first_imgAre you looking for a thrilling career in the sports industry?  Touch Football Australia (TFA) is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the position of Sport Operations Manager – Northern Territory, based in our Darwin branch office. To view the Position Description, please click on the attachment below.Applications for this opportunity close at 9.00am (AEDST) on Friday, 12 February 2016. For further information or to lodge your application for this career opportunity, please email careers@touchfootball.com.au.Related Filespd_sops_sport_ops_manager_updated_format_03-pdfRelated LinksPosition Vacantlast_img read more

Guardiola edges closer to Mourinho’s PL record

first_imgManchester City boss Pep Guardiola is on track to set another Premier League record, with one of Jose Mourinho’s marks in his sights.Fresh from becoming the first manager to win the English domestic treble with the Citizens last season, Guardiola is closing in on the record for least amount of matches required to get 100 Premier League wins.Mourinho currently holds that record from his time at Chelsea, with his first 100 wins coming in only 142 league matches in charge of the Stamford Bridge club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? But Guardiola looks set to surpass that mark as he currently has 87 wins from 114 games – meaning he only needs 13 victories in the next 27 matches to eclipse Mourinho’s mark.Unless disaster strikes at the Etihad, Guardiola will also eclipse the games it took to reach 100 wins for Sir Alex Ferguson (162), Arsene Wenger (179), Rafa Benitez (181) and Claudio Ranieri (187).If the Spanish tactician maintains his current win rate with City, it will only take 17 matches for him reach 100 victories, meaning he will set a new mark of 131 games to reach the century – which is 11 quicker than Mourinho.There is one record that Guardiola cannot take off Mourinho – and that’s the most points earned in the first 100 Premier League matches – with the City boss picking up the same amount of wins as his managerial rival (73) but finishing with three less points (234) courtesy of having more draws.Manchester City can win their first trophy of the campaign on Sunday when they take on Liverpool in the Community Shield at Wembley.Their Premier League campaign begins with a trip to London to face West Ham before a home game against Tottenham, the team that vanquished the Sky Blues in last season’s Champions League quarter-final.Guardiola will be bidding to become the second manager in Premier League history, after Ferguson, to win three successive league titles – a mark Guardiola achieved in La Liga with Barcelona (2008-11) and with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich (2013-16).Ferguson achieved the Premier League title hat-trick with Manchester United twice – winning the trophy between 1998-2001 and 2006-09. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Dabo Swinney Has Message For Everyone Talking About Alabama

first_imgdabo swinney at the national title game vs. alabamaSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates his teams 44-16 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide with the trophy in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Clemson’s rout of Alabama in the national championship game shocked the college football world. It was one thing for the Tigers to win, as they’d beaten the Crimson Tide two years ago, but it was a totally different ballgame seeing them dominate Nick Saban’s team.Well, roughly one month later, Dabo Swinney seems to be getting a little tired of the way his team’s championship being frame. In Dabo’s eyes, too many people are focusing on what happened to Alabama and not about what the Tigers accomplished.Swinney posed the following question to reporters at his signing day press conference this afternoon.”Everyone wants to explain what happened to Alabama. How abut Clemson just had the better team?” – Dabo Swinney— Grace Raynor (@gmraynor) February 6, 2019Swinney loves when his team can play the underdog or “little ol’ Clemson” role but he does have a slight point here. Clemson definitely made a statement in the way it won that game.Going into that Monday night in Santa Clara, most people felt comfortable saying the Crimson Tide and the Tigers were the two best teams in college football.However, Alabama seemed to always be placed on a slightly higher pedestal than Clemson.That shouldn’t happen anymore. If this year’s game proved anything, it is that Clemson is every bit the beast right now that ‘Bama is.last_img read more

Store Your Stogies in an Ammo Box Humidor

first_img Shark House’s Dramatic Angles Have Serious Bite If you go through cigars like Rambo goes through bullets, you need to get yourself an Ammodor.Designed and built by a small company in Greensboro, NC, Ammodors are a unique line of cigar humidors made from modified US Military surplus metal ammunition cans. On the outside they look like any old ammo can, but pop open the lid and you’ll realize they’re anything but.For starters, the lid of each can is outfitted with a rubber seal around the rim, making the box 100 percent waterproof and airtight. Inside the rugged steel casing, you’ll find that the whole interior is lined with precision milled 1/4″ thick Spanish Cedar – the ideal lining for high-end humidors since it naturally repels tobacco worms and mold. It also has excellent humidity absorption characteristics, thereby making it perfect for cigar humidification. In addition to the cedar lining, deluxe models also come equipped with top-of-the-line Xikar humidifiers and hygrometers for long-term accuracy and minimal maintenance.Ammodor boxes come in a variety of different sizes, and custom designs are available upon request. Check out Ammodor.com for details. Cigar Humidors 101: What They Are, How They Work, and the Best Picks Editors’ Recommendations Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) How to Get Rid of Cigar Breath, Smell, and Smoke How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know last_img read more

New Bridge on Mt Whatley Road

first_imgThere will soon be a new bridge over the Missaguash River at the border of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The Department of Transportation and Public Works will work with the New Brunswick Department of Transportation to replace an old wooden truss bridge on Mt. Whatley Rd. “A new bridge will mean better access to services and safer travel for residents of Cumberland County and their New Brunswick neighbours,” said Ernest Fage, Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission, on behalf of Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. Mr. Fage announced the start of the project today, Sept. 7, on the Nova Scotia side of the border. The new panel bridge will be in place by Tuesday, Oct. 31.last_img read more

Federal Court orders second WestJet exec to testify in competition probe

OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Canada has ordered a second senior employee at WestJet Airlines Ltd. to testify under oath, the latest development in a predatory pricing investigation into WestJet and its budget subsidiary, Swoop, by Canada’s competition watchdog.The inquiry, launched by the Competition Bureau in the fall, concerns allegations the two carriers used anti-competitive practices to crowd out B.C.-based upstart Flair Airlines from at least three routes last year.Chief Justice Paul Crampton has ordered WestJet corporate planning manager Michael Claeren to be examined by Canada’s Commissioner of Competition, citing Claeren’s former role as senior leader of revenue and pricing at Swoop. He is set to appear next month alongside WestJet vice-president John Weatherill, who the Federal Court previously ordered to come before a presiding officer to explain the airline’s tactics.Interim competition commissioner Matthew Boswell states in court filings that WestJet’s alleged predatory pricing — when a company offers services below break-even costs to hobble a competitor — constitutes an abuse of its dominant position.The accusation applies routes between Edmonton and the cities of Abbotsford, B.C., Hamilton, Ont., and Winnipeg. On the Hamilton route, Swoop advertised all-inclusive fares for as low as $69 starting last June.Flair Airlines chief executive Jim Scott has said the strategy cost his ultra-low-cost carrier about $10 million between mid-June and mid-October, placing it in jeopardy.WestJet has said it is compiling information in response to the probe, which has seen piles of court-ordered documents and data from the two Calgary-based carriers handed over to the Competition Bureau.Companies in this story: (TSX:WJA) The Canadian Press read more

President heads to Indonesia talks with Widoda on Wednesday

President Maithripala Sirisena left for Indonesia today to attend the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit and have talks with Indonesian President Joko Widoda.Widoda had invited President Maithripala Sirisena to pay a state visit to his country immediately after his scheduled participation at the IORA Summit in Jakarta. President Sirisena will attend the IORA Summit on 6th and 7th of March and will begin his State visit on March 8.

Fashion designer Victoria Beckham joins UN effort to achieve world free of

“I dream of a generation free from HIV and I know that Victoria’s support will help us to achieve this shared goal,” said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS. “Her creativity, innovation and outreach will amplify our efforts and bring us one important step closer towards ending the AIDS epidemic.”In her new role as an Ambassador for UNAIDS, which was announced in New York on the margins of the annual high-level debate of the UN General Assembly, Ms. Beckham will work towards ensuring that all children are born free from HIV and that children and women who are living with and affected by HIV have access to medicines and care.“This is the beginning of an important journey for me. As a woman and a mother I have a responsibility to support other women,” said Ms. Beckham. “I am proud and honoured to be working with UNAIDS in this new role to help to raise resources and awareness to support and empower women and children affected by HIV.”In February this year, the mother of four visited HIV clinics in Cape Town, South Africa, where she learned about the importance of antiretroviral therapy and about how children are being left behind in accessing treatment. Antiretroviral therapy can reduce the risk of a mother living with HIV passing the virus to her child to below 5 per cent, according to a news release issued by UNAIDS.However, in 2013, one third of pregnant women living with HIV did not have access to the life-saving medicines and 240,000 children became infected with HIV. Last year, less than half of all children who were exposed to HIV were tested for the virus within the optimum three-month period and only 24 per cent had access to life-saving treatment. Without treatment, half of all children born with HIV will die by the age of two and the majority will die by the age of five.Over the past five years providing access to antiretroviral medicines for pregnant women living with HIV has helped 900,000 children to be born free from HIV. read more

Thursdays Daily Brief UN refugee agency on Venezuelan migrant crisis dramatic resurgence

Colombia’s new law guaranteeing the exercise of legal capacity by persons with disabilities signals “a huge step” in the realm of human rights, Catalina Devandas, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, declared  in a statement.Ms. Devandas said, “the newly adopted law eliminates all forms of guardianship in Colombia, while also establishing support mechanisms to fully enjoy this fundamental right.” The initiative joins similar reform processes underway in Peru and Costa Rica, positioning Latin American countries as global leaders in implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Venezuela migrant crisis begs a ‘coherent, predictable and harmonized’ response: UNHCR There is “no end in sight” to the massive movement of Venezuelan migrants and refugees, now at around 4.3 million in number, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) shared on Thursday.The inflow of migrants to neighboring Latin American countries and the Caribbean is exacerbating social and economic tensions in the effort to protect the increasing number of people with vulnerabilities and those in need of international protection, the agency’s Joint UNHCR-IOM (International Organization for Migration) Special Representative for Venezuelan refugees and migrants, Eduardo Stein, said in a statement.Mr. Stein stressed the need for a “coherent, predictable and harmonized regional response,” to ensure “countries in the region will be able to meet the unprecented humanitarian challenge of responding to the needs of a gorwing number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants.”Get the full story here.‘Dramatic resurgence’ of measles threatens the European region Security Council President concerned over violent eruptions in Yemen The number of countries having achieved or sustained elimination of measles has declined, the European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC) warned today.RVC reports that as of the end of last year, 35 countries have achieved or sustained measles elimination, compared to 37 for 2017, and twelve remain endemic for measles. “Through activation of the emergency response, WHO has increased its focus on measles elimination and upgraded its action,” said Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, adding that “this is the time and opportunity to address any underlying health system, social determinants and societal challenges that may have allowed this deadly virus to persist in this Region.”  Get our full coverage here.Report from the former nuclear test site in Kazakhstan Every year on 29 August, the UN and Member States recognize the International Day against Nuclear Tests. This year, the Day coincides with the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb test at the Semipalatinsk test site in Kazakhstan. UN News travelled to the remote region for a look inside Kurchatov City, where for over 40 years, the area served as a venue for 456 nuclear explosions.  Today, the “testing ground” is buried by overgrown grass, some locals remember the “horrible mushroom” cloud, some describe it as “even beautiful.”Meanwhile, scientists and medical professionals continue to investigate whether the elevated rations levels can explain the number of children born with genetic mutations, and other cases of health impediments. Read our full story here. UN expert praises Colombian law guaranteeing rights for disabled persons The Security Council today called on all parties to the conflict in south Yemen to show restraint, expressing concern over recent spasms of violence in the country. In a presidential statement issued by the Council’s President for August, Joanna Wronecka (Poland), the body welcomed Saudi Arabia’s efforts to convene a constructive dialogue in the port city of Jeddah.The Council expressed full support of negotiation efforts, security and political arrangements necessary to resume a peaceful transition. read more

Pensioner loses arm after catching flesheating bug at pilates class as High

“There were 11 hours in which she could have been diagnosed with necrotising fasciitis and received appropriate surgical treatment short of amputation,” he added.Although she would have suffered damage to her arm in any event, she would have escaped the horror of amputation, he continued.”She would have been left with a cosmetically unattractive arm which would have been very weak and very restricted at the elbow, but it would have had some useful, if restricted, function,” he added.The case will return to court at a later date for an assessment of the amount Mrs Austin will receive in damages, if not agreed. A pensioner who lost her arm after catching a flesh-eating bug at church hall pilates class has won her claim in negligence against the NHS at the High Court.Patricia Austin, 78, contracted necrotising fasciitis after injuring her arm at a resistance band workout at a church hall in Aylesbury, on August 8, 2012.Mrs Austin may now receive up to £150,000 in compensation.Having hurt her arm, Mrs Austin saw her GP and – by then very sick – her daughter later called 999, but a paramedic declined to take her to A&E immediately.Instead, the paramedic decided she did not need hospital treatment, in the belief she had an abdominal condition, and advised her to take painkillers, the High Court heard.Mrs Austin had initially thought she had tweaked a tendon during her class, but after eventually getting to hospital the next day, was diagnosed with the flesh-eating bacteria and the arm was removed.She sued the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, claiming her limb would have been saved if the paramedic had taken her to hospital on the previous evening.And after ruling that the delay in getting her to hospital was a breach of the duty owed to the patient, a judge today awarded Mrs Austin the right to damages which could reach £150,000. Mrs Austin’s lawyers argued that the paramedic was wrong not to take her to hospital and that that led to her losing her arm to amputation.Ruling on the case Judge Geoffrey Tattersall QC said the paramedic had decided it was “not necessary” to take Mrs Austin, who had seen her GP earlier that day, to hospital.”She advised that Mrs Austin should continue taking paracetamol and rehydration fluids and that she or her family should contact her GP if the symptoms persisted, or call the ambulance back if they were concerned,” he added.The medic focused on Mrs Austin’s abdomen as the source of her symptoms, he said, and took no steps to examine her patient’s affected arm.”Given the history of pain, it was in my judgment not reasonable for the paramedic not to examine the arm,” the judge found.Mrs Austin, although still conscious and communicating, had lost control of her bladder and bowels and was therefore in a serious condition, the court heard.The judge added: “My finding that she had lost control of her bladder and bowels is sufficient to justify my conclusion that the paramedics were in breach of their duty of care owed to Mrs Austin by failing to arrange for her immediate transfer and admission to Stoke Mandeville.” 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. read more

Jagdeo says no rift between PPP and GAWU

…concerned that Govt using Union for PR purposesThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, is debunking reports that there is bad blood between his party and the Guyana Agriculture and Workers Union (GAWU). At the same time, however, he noted that recent statements from union officials are cause for concern.Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat JagdeoIn the aftermath of a meeting between the union and the Government, GAWU President Komal Chand was quoted affirming his pleasure with the meeting’s outcome but this has since prompted calls from sugar workers for Chand to resign. According to the sugar workers Chand and more so GAWU in their view did not make adequate representation on their behalf. Commenting on the issue during a press conference, Jagdeo on Saturday affirmed that while the Union went into the meeting and got nothing, the Government got an opportunity at public relations (PR). “GAWU has struggled a very long time. And I’ve always supported their struggle. And GAWU will be there in the forefront of the struggle for workers’ rights in the future. The PPP will always support their struggle,” he related, during his press conference. “I don’t know about any conflict and this contrived thing. I saw Chronicle (newspapers) has been pushing this thing about a conflict between the PPP and GAWU. In fact, they had a headline to that effect. There’s nothing of the sort.”“What I can say is that the same support we share with the Union,” Jagdeo continued. “The sugar workers’ pay their dues, they determine their leadership, they’re free to elect their leaders and they’re free to call for their removal anytime. That is not the PPP business. Some newspaper article was sold by some as the PPP’s position.”Armed with a release from the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP) in which Chand was quoted expressing satisfaction with the government’s stance, Jagdeo read excerpts of the release.“I just read a part of the press release. Do I have a concern about the government using the union for PR purposes, the answer is yes,” Jagdeo said. “The government got a huge PR thing out of this. Listen what they said. After more than two hours of discussions, the parties were able to find common ground and the unions agreed to fully cooperate with the government to find a solution which can benefit all stakeholders.”GAWU President Komal ChandBut Jagdeo questioned what this solution was, noting that the union has not clarified this. And since GAWU subsequently stated that it did not agree with the part payment of severance, Jagdeo questioned what this common ground could be? The General Secretary made it clear that he had an issue with the Chand’s quote, as revealed by the MOTP. The Opposition Leader said he has an issue when the President (of GAWU) says “we have listened and we are satisfied that you are concerned with the issues. We are ready to work along with the Government to explore the options and we are going to give our best to see the situation out. You are right that there are no winners in this and we are willing… We are certainly pleased with this meeting. This is the first meeting [for the year] we have been able to have with the Government and we believe that the meeting took place in a positive atmosphere and we recognise that the Government itself pays attention and I think that it is a good beginning….From GAWU, we are very pleased and it spells out that the future engagement are in the interest of the workers, the industry and the country,” Chand said. “What’s the future engagement? Hiring back the 7000 workers? Paying them their severance? Getting the subsidies and land for them? Getting more training, loans for them? What’s this agreement? That bothers me. How can you find them genuine when they just sent home 7000 of your members?” Jagdeo questioned, while adding that “this didn’t come from GAWU. I believe GAWU as a Union has been fighting a very long time.”   He said further “I have personal issues with these sorts of statements. Because it means that all that has gone before, you find them still a good partner to talk with when they decimated half your membership? What is it if not a PR exercise? We’re not going to show up for a meeting to satisfy Granger’s PR when they don’t mean anything. That is what happened here.” Jagdeo stressed that the party will continue to support the Union, whose executives he said included “good, strong, young, bright leaders”.Asked directly whether there was a rift between the party and Chand, he emphasized that the party had none. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGAWU’s New, Militant ModeNovember 15, 2015In “Opinion”Jagdeo blasts Gov’t over impending decision to close LBI estateApril 14, 2016In “latest news”“Cheap publicity, shameless” – Chand responds to NagamootooJune 18, 2015In “Politics” read more

Surpêche une ONG engage les Britanniques à manger moins de maquereaux

first_imgSurpêche : une ONG engage les Britanniques à manger moins de maquereauxSous l’influence de l’organisation britannique de défense de l’environnement Marine Conservation Society, le maquereau a été retiré de la liste des poissons à consommer sans modération. Il s’agit là de lutter contre la surpêche dont sont victimes les espèces.La Marine Conservation Society (MCS) est une influente ONG britannique qui milite pour la défense de l’environnement. C’est dans le cadre de la lutte contre la surpêche qu’elle a réussi à faire retirer de la liste des poissons à consommer sans modération le maquereau et le grondin, malgré les bienfaits reconnus. “Le maquereau ne devrait plus figurer aussi régulièrement dans nos assiettes”, estime en effet cette association, qui préconise plutôt la consommation de sardines ou de harengs.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Comme l’explique Bernadette Clarke, responsable de la pêche à la MCS, “les maquereaux ont migré vers les eaux de l’Islande et des îles Féroé, probablement pour suivre leurs proies, petits poissons, crustacés et calamars. Par conséquent, les deux pays ont commencé à pêcher plus de maquereaux que ce qui avait été convenu”. Au final, “les prises totales sont désormais bien supérieures à ce qui avait été recommandé par les scientifiques et convenu par tous les pays impliqués”, ajoute-t-elle.Déjà en 2010, l’Islande et les îles Féroé (qui gèrent ses quotas de pêche de manière autonome) avaient relevé unilatéralement leurs quotas de pêche au maquereau provoquant ainsi la colère de plusieurs Etats européens. “Si les gens veulent continuer à manger du maquereau ils doivent s’assurer que sa provenance est la plus durable possible”, précise Bernadette Clarke.Le 24 janvier 2013 à 20:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WWEcom interview with Ambrose Reigns for 81215

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PDM calling for Govt to say something on Desarrollos

first_img Related Items:desarollos, Pdm, rufus ewing, sharlene cartwright-robinson, walter stipa Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Apr 2015 – The Premier is being asked why he has not yet addressed the matter involving a striking law suit against Walter Stipa and others of the Desarrollos Hotel Group; the company which recently signed a hotel agreement with TCIG. In a media statement yesterday, the Opposition Party leader points out that it has been nearly a week since the story broke with no word from Government. The PDM says: “We believe that there is sufficient cause for the Government to address the fears and confusion that rests with the people of these Islands. We are therefore calling on the Government to address its people on this important issue.” The PDM, like others are questioning whether due diligence was done with the investor which is expected to begin construction of a Ritz Carlton branded resort in November. While the Department of Justice yesterday confirmed it is not investigating Walter Stipa and Desarrollos directly, it did confirm that a confessed $300 million dollar Ponzi Schemer is suing the group for $15 million dollars it says it gave to them, without having anything given in return. Hon Sharlene Robinson said this news surrounding Stipa and Desarrollos has unsettled the masses: “The signing of this deal and this Government’s multiple announcements over the past years gave comfort …. that due diligence was done and that the Rufus Ewing led PNP Administration was satisfied with the Report. This project has given the country great pause to expect the anticipation of much needed investment…” Only the Governor’s Office has replied, saying that TCIG’s Press Office will issue a statement; that was since Monday. Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Recommended for youlast_img read more

EY awards staff 1m through global recognition programme

first_imgEY has rewarded the achievements of staff through its new global employee recognition programme, Better begins with you.The initiative recognises employees that have found innovative and impactful ways of fulfilling the organisation’s aim of building a better working world.More than 75 finalists in its Better begins with you programme attended an Olympic-themed reward day in December, which involved Olympic gold medallists Sir Chris Hoy and Denise Lewis.A total of five winners were selected across four categories. They were awarded $1 million between them to further develop the projects they were recognised for.The winners are:‘Pursuing innovation’: Melissa Edwards, advisory, US, for leading EY’s adoption of the digital tool ThinkTank.‘Strengthening our communities’: EY Poland Employees’ Foundation team for providing foster children’s legal guardians with assistance, such as financial and psychological support.‘Developing outstanding leaders and teams’: Jonathan Zhao, Asia-Pacific Financial Services, Hong Kong, for building an Asia-wide actuarial and insurance risk team of more than 200 in just 10 years.‘Driving exceptional client service’: P&G client team, US, and EY projects team at Germany’s Federal Employment Agency.Nancy Altobello, global vice chair, talent at EY, said: “Not only are the prize and scope of the awards unique, but the Better begins with you programme embeds our purpose at the heart of our organisation by involving all EY people in nominating and selecting the finalists and deciding on the overall winners.“This means that sharing inspiring stories of success, achievement and change are now becoming a more visible part of our organisation’s culture.”last_img read more

99 Restaurant To Host Fundraiser For Beyond TOPS On October 10

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Beyond TOPS is holding a “Dining For A Cause” fundraiser at the Ninety Nine Restaurant (144 Lowell Street) on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, from 4pm to 11pm.15% of your bill will be donated to the non-profit if you present the flyer below to your server/host.  The donation applies to both dine-on AND take-out orders.  No coupons, discounts or promotions are accepted during the fundraiser.Beyond TOPS is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a sole purpose to integrate children with mental and physical disabilities into the community through sports. The organization strives to bring children of all abilities together, through physical activity, to make the community  stronger.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS Local Heroes Club To Hold Fundraiser To Benefit Veterans At 99 Restaurant On Sept. 11In “Community”99 Restaurant To Host Fundraiser For Northside PAC On May 29In “Community”99 Restaurant To Host Fundraiser For Cops With Kids For Cancer On June 5In “Community”last_img read more