9 months agoJuventus striker Dybala: Liverpool and Atletico Madrid the ‘worst’

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus striker Dybala: Liverpool and Atletico Madrid the ‘worst’by Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus striker Paulo Dybala admits winning the Champions League is their priority this season.Juventus face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16 next month.“The Champions League is the main objective for us this season and we’ll do everything we can to win it,” said Dybala. “Atletico Madrid are, along with Liverpool, the worst side we could’ve picked in the draw.” last_img read more


Videos: Syracuse Football Players Are Pugil Fighting During Training Camp At Fort Drum

first_imgSyracuse lineman perform the fort drum pugil fighting drill.Twitter/@Stephen_Bailey1Every summer, Syracuse football heads up to Fort Drum in Northern New York, home of the 10th Mountain Division, to get away from the distractions of campus for a few days and connect with the local military community. Today, the team is incorporating pugil fighting into practice, while in full pads. We’ve never quite seen a football drill like this…Rob Trudo beats Donnie Simmons in bugle fighting: pic.twitter.com/uWBiMjRrW2— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015Erv Philips vs. Antwan Cordy pic.twitter.com/76Mv7hzksK— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015An early look at the 2016 QB battle. Eric Dungey vs. Austin Wilson pic.twitter.com/muqELWXjwa— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015Freshman OL Colin Byrne vs. DE Jake Pickard pic.twitter.com/xWLfZcmECE— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015The intensity is a welcome sight for Syracuse fans. The Orange opens the season on September 4 against Rhode Island at the Carrier Dome.last_img read more


COMEDIAN REJECTED FOR MONTREAL SHOWS AFTER DREADLOCKS DEEMED CULTURAL APPROPRIATION

first_imgEven if the person wearing dreadlocks is not racist himself, the group adds, the chosen hairstyle “conveys racism.” It calls cultural appropriation “a form of passive oppression, a privilege to be deconstructed and in particular a manifestation of ordinary racism.”Last summer, American actor Zac Efron was accused of cultural appropriation after posting a photo of himself with dreadlocks on social media along with the caption, “just for fun.” Canadian singer Justin Bieber faced similar criticism in 2016 when he posted photos of himself with dreadlocked blond hair.Greg Robinson, a UQAM professor specializing in black history, compared the wearing of dreadlocks by whites to the widely denounced practice of actors wearing blackface to portray characters of colour.“What I mean is that it is whites who dress up as blacks to make fun of them,” he said, adding that even when the intention is not mockery but embracing another culture, one has to be careful.“It’s like the N-word,” Robinson said. “Blacks can use it among themselves, but if someone from outside uses it, even if he wants to be like blacks, among blacks, there is still an aspect that remains rooted in history.”The Coop les Recoltes did not respond to an interview request.By Ugo Giguere | The Canadian Press Advertisement MONTREAL—An aspiring Montreal comedian has been told he cannot take part in shows at a university bar because his dreadlocks are a form of cultural appropriation.The Coop les Recoltes, a bar and solidarity co-operative at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, confirmed on Facebook its decision to exclude Zach Poitras, who is white, because of his hairstyle. Poitras, denied a spot at the Snowflake Comedy Club and another evening of “engaged humour,” declined comment on the situation.The bar is operated by the UQAM branch of the Public Interest Research Group, which focuses on environmental and social issues. In its Facebook statement, the co-operative says its mission is to be “a safe space, free of relationships of oppression.” It describes cultural appropriation as a form of violence. Advertisement Login/Register With: Montreal comedian Zach Poitras’ profile picture on his Facebook page. (via facebook) Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement “We will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment within our spaces,” it says. It defines cultural appropriation as when “someone from a dominant culture appropriates symbols, clothing or hairstyles that come from historically dominated cultures.”It adds that wearing dreadlocks is “a privilege” for a white person, whereas a black person with the same hair “is going to find himself refused access to job opportunities or spaces (apartments, schools, parties, sports competitions, etc.)”last_img read more


FBI concerned by money mules roped into fraud schemes

first_imgWASHINGTON — The email caught the executive at a small Connecticut company by surprise one morning in 2016. The company’s owner, or so he thought, was requesting a money transfer to pay for supplies from a new vendor.It wasn’t until that night when the executive, hours after the money had been wired and still puzzled by the out-of-the-blue demand, texted the owner to make sure he’d heard the request correctly.The befuddled reply was disheartening: “I just saw your message about a wire transfer today. What is this about?”It was a fraud scam that targeted companies in Connecticut and elsewhere in the United States and that resulted this month in a 45-month prison sentence for one of the culprits. The case is part of a seemingly endless cycle of money laundering schemes that law enforcement officials say they’re scrambling to slow through a combination of prosecution and public awareness. Beyond the run-of-the-mill plots, officials say, is a particularly concerning trend involving “money mules” — people who, unwittingly or not, use their own bank accounts to move money for criminals for purposes they think are legitimate or even noble.The “mule” concept has attracted renewed attention with this month’s release of Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule,” a real-life tale of an elderly horticulturist who smuggled cocaine for a Mexican cartel. But the modern-day mules of most concern to the FBI are people who get themselves entangled in complicated, international money laundering schemes that cause millions of dollars in losses and show no signs of stopping.“They trial and error this stuff and they see what works and they see what doesn’t,” FBI supervisory special agent James Abbott said in an interview. “It’s a much higher success rate when you have a lot of money using somebody else’s account going through there instead of trying to cross the border with a physical transportation of cash.”The FBI and international law enforcement agencies have stepped up efforts against the fraud and say they’re building bigger cases than before. Europol said this month it had identified 1,504 money mules, arresting 168, in a continent-wide bust. The FBI in June announced the arrests of 74 people, including 29 in Nigeria, for schemes targeting businesses and the elderly, and this month launched a publicity campaign called “Don’t Be a Mule.”The money mule cases are an offshoot of more generic frauds encountered by the FBI, including schemes that dupe people into thinking they’ve won the lottery and can claim their prizes by wiring an advance payment, or that trick the unsuspecting into believing a relative has been arrested and needs urgent bail money or that a supposed paramour they’ve met online requires cash. In cases like the Connecticut one, fraudsters assume identities of executives and scam employees into wiring cash.That’s what happened in 2016 at Beacon Systems, a Texas company where a new employee received an email from someone she thought was the chief executive officer instructing her to transfer nearly $100,000 for a vendor-related payment. Several weeks later, Kerry Williams, the CEO whose identity was impersonated, was on her way to the airport when an FBI official contacted her and explained how the company had been victimized as part of a much broader swindle. A dual Nigerian-U.S. citizen was ultimately sentenced to four years in prison in connection with the scheme.“It makes you kind of paranoid,” Williams said, describing how the experience made the SAP consulting firm more vigilant. “Even to this day, we’re overly cautious about everything. I think you kind of go to that extreme.”As for money mules, they’re persuaded, sometimes with the incentive of keeping a cut of the funds, into allowing money transfers to their own bank accounts at the direction of a fraudster they may mistake for an online friend or romantic partner, a military officer overseas or an employer. They’re then instructed to transfer those funds elsewhere, into accounts controlled by criminals.In one case, the FBI says, a fraudster posing as an Army captain stationed overseas recruited a man he met online to be a money mule, saying he was making arrangements to travel home and needed the man’s help receiving and sending some funds. The FBI says $10,000 was wired into the man’s account. He was instructed to withdraw it in small increments and send it to someone else in Texas.The mules are sometimes witting conspirators. Other times, they’re often elderly, lonely or confused. In those cases, they’re questioned by the FBI and given warnings but generally avoid prosecution. The FBI says it’s interviewed more than 300 people suspected of acting as money mules.“When we approach them and talk to them and explain to them what they’ve been doing, a lot of times, the horror is there, said Steven D’Antuono, an FBI section chief specializing in financial crimes. “It’s all walks of life, all educational levels. Anyone can fall victim to this.”In the Connecticut case, the executive explained those horrors in a letter to the judge before the sentencing this month of the defendant, Adeyemi Odufuye.The executive, whose name and company are redacted in the letter, described feeling initially apprehensive about the money transfer instructions and advising the company owner that it was a “lot of money for supplies.”That night, he described the interactions to his wife, who asked if he was really certain the emails were legitimate. He suddenly wasn’t so sure, realizing for the first time he may have been duped.“Because of crimes like these,” he wrote, “our society is losing much of the trust and openness that we once experienced.”Eric Tucker And Michael Balsamo, The Associated Presslast_img read more


Which Picks Did NFL Mock Drafts Get Most Wrong

Green BayRashan GaryDE1211.2+0.8 PittsburghDevin BushLB1015.5-5.5 WashingtonDwayne HaskinsQB158.8+6.2 TennesseeJeffery SimmonsDT1929.5-10.5 With the first round of the NFL draft complete, it appears that the wisdom of the crowds wasn’t particularly wise. The first three picks went relatively as expected, but the draft went off script with the Oakland Raiders’ pick at No. 4 overall: defensive end Clelin Ferrell of Clemson — a player who mock drafters believed would go somewhere in the middle of the first round. The Raiders’ pick was the first of many that defied expectations and left amateur GMs scratching their heads.In the case of the New York Giants, some fans were banging their heads against the wall and collapsing in tears. New York, which passed on many quarterbacks a year ago to take running back Saquon Barkley, took Duke QB Daniel Jones at No. 6. Jones averaged a 20.4 pick in mock drafts taken in the last 30 days before the draft but came off the board an eyebrow-raising 14.4 picks earlier. The Giants seemed to be trying to get ahead of a quarterback run that didn’t exist: Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins lasted until Washington took him at No. 15 (6.2 picks later than expected), and no subsequent QBs were taken on Thursday night.But the New York football Giants, armed with three picks in the first round alone, weren’t finished reaching. Using the 17th overall pick they acquired when they dealt Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns, the Giants selected DT Dexter Lawrence of Clemson, 10.5 picks earlier than expected. The Giants were able to capture some surplus value with their third and final pick of the first round, however: Georgia CB Deandre Baker lasted 3.2 picks longer than expected and should help fill the void in the Giants secondary that was left when Eli Apple was traded to New Orleans last October for picks in the fourth and seventh rounds. Tampa BayDevin WhiteLB57.0-2.0 The NFL draft has been full of surprisesThe first round of the 2019 NFL draft by each player’s pick and his average draft position (ADP) in mock drafts since March 26, 2019 New EnglandN’Keal HarryWR3229.3+2.7 WashingtonMontez SweatDE2610.6+15.4 MiamiChristian WilkinsDT1319.0-6.0 BaltimoreMarquise BrownWR2525.4-0.4 Green BayDarnell SavageS2154.7-33.7 N.Y. GiantsDexter LawrenceDT1727.5-10.5 CincinnatiJonah WilliamsOT1113.3-2.3 The selections of Lawrence and Ferrell were part of a larger trend: NFL GMs appear to have been particularly enamored with Clemson players. Three Tiger defensive standouts from the national championship team were selected in the first round, and they went 10.5 slots earlier on average than mock drafts predicted.A dominant theme of the night, as expected, was NFL teams trying to find the next star pass rusher. But it was a pass rusher who had the biggest slide down the board among the first-round selections. Washington appears to have gotten a substantial value when it selected Mississippi State DE Montez Sweat 26th overall. In a draft class stacked with edge rushing talent, Sweat came off the board 15.4 picks later than expected.1Sweat was diagnosed with a heart condition earlier this year, which may have caused his stock to drop, but it was reported Thursday that the diagnosis could have been wrong.When we look at all 32 first-round picks, the correlation between what mock drafters expected and what actually occurred was about the same in 2019 as it was in 2018. In 2019, the average draft position in mock drafts explained 48 percent of variance, down slightly from 49 percent of variance explained in 2018. This year’s first round skewed toward reaches, with six teams trading up on draft day to get their guys. Overall, players came off the board six picks earlier than expected; last year, that difference was five spots.As a result, Day 2 of the draft should be one in which savvy teams can find more value than they may have initially anticipated. That could even drive more pick swapping, as teams look to swoop in and grab coveted players like mock draft darling D.K. Metcalf on the cheap. PhiladelphiaAndre DillardOT2217.6+4.4 CarolinaBrian BurnsLB1616.0+0.0 Sources: NFL, Ben Robinson HoustonTytus HowardOT2360.7-37.7 San FranciscoNick BosaDE22.1-0.1 OaklandJosh JacobsRB2427.2-3.2 N.Y. JetsQuinnen WilliamsDT33.7-0.7 DenverNoah FantTE2022.9-2.9 DetroitTJ HockensonTE813.0-5.0 AtlantaKaleb McGaryOT3143.3-12.3 teamplayerPositionpickADPdiff JacksonvilleJosh AllenLB73.7+3.3 BuffaloEd OliverDT99.3-0.3 L.A. ChargersJerry TilleryDT2831.6-3.6 MinnesotaGarrett BradburyC1825.7-7.7 N.Y. GiantsDaniel JonesQB620.4-14.4 SeattleL.J. CollierDE2962.9-33.9 OaklandJohnathan AbramS2733.6-6.6 OaklandClelin FerrellDE419.0-15.0 N.Y. GiantsDeandre BakerCB3026.8+3.2 AtlantaChris LindstromG1429.3-15.3 ArizonaKyler MurrayQB11.8-0.8 From ABC News: read more


Ohio States Chris Fields finds moment when Buckeyes need him late in

Chris Fields hadn’t caught a ball all year long. Not a single one. In an Ohio State offense averaging 39 points a game, the redshirt junior wide receiver found himself reception-less and yard-less two-thirds into the Buckeyes’ 2012 campaign. Cast in the shadow of younger receivers like sophomore Devin Smith and junior Corey “Philly” Brown, Fields, for all intents and purposes, had been a non-factor for an undefeated OSU team. Until Saturday’s 29-22 overtime win against Purdue, at least. And after making the biggest catch of his OSU football career, Fields said he’s used to throwing himself after the ball. “I don’t know if anybody knows but 13 years of baseball paid off for that one. I used to be a center fielder,” Fields said with a wide smile. “I used to dive all over the place, so I’m used to it.” Down 22-14 with 47 seconds to play, though, that opportunity appeared to be doubtful while the first loss of the Urban Meyer era in Columbus seemed like a sure thing. After all, a typically explosive Buckeyes offense had managed to scrap together just two touchdowns points over the course of 59 minutes and 13 seconds. Without sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller, who was carted off the field and taken to the Wexner Medical Center at the end of the third quarter, it appeared it would take a small miracle for OSU to eke out a victory against Purdue on the cloudy afternoon at Ohio Stadium. In the Heisman candidate’s place was the man Fields calls his best friend, redshirt junior quarterback Kenny Guiton, who had already thrown an errant interception earlier in the fourth quarter. Sportswriters were writing obituaries for the Buckeyes’ would-have-been perfect season. Hordes of frustrated, exasperated fans headed toward the exits after watching more than 59 minutes of incompetency from the home team. For as shaky as OSU’s offense appeared, though, Fields’ play seemed to be just the opposite. Coming into the contest against the Boilermakers, he had just 11 career-receptions to hang his hat on. Including Saturday’s tilt, the Painesville, Ohio, native had only seen action in five games for the Buckeyes this season. With eight seconds to play, Fields’ moment, as he called it, came. Guiton had improbably driven a once-lifeless OSU offense down to the 2-yard line. “Kenny! Kenny!” chants reverberated off the cement stands of the 90-year-old Horseshoe. The backup signal-caller rolled to his left and saw an open Fields matching his every step along the edge of the goal line – just the way it was drawn up. “I had the like an arrow route, it’s kinda like a flat route and Kenny noticed man coverage,” he said. Eight seconds had become four as Guiton zipped the ball to Fields. Its trajectory, while likely not intended, hurled it toward the red turf of the end zone. In a diving effort, though, Fields pulled the pass into his gut and hugged the ball to the ground. While the catch was immediately reviewed, Fields said there was never a doubt in his mind that he hadn’t made the grab. “Yeah, I knew I caught it. I had it. No question,” he said. Guiton, who Fields called his “brother from another mother,” said he felt the same. “After that catch, I probably told him ‘thank you’ a million times. On the pass, I was just hoping he could get it, and when I saw his hands under it, I knew he caught it,” Guiton said. Having not pulled in a reception all season, what could be a historic grab was Fields’ third and final catch as the junior managed to pull in two earlier receptions to help push the Buckeyes into the red zone early in the third quarter. Arguably, it was Fields’ best day since arriving on campus in 2009. “Chris Fields is a product of, I’d like to say, our program,” Meyer said during the Buckeyes’ postgame press conference. “That means three weeks ago, he wouldn’t have been on the field.” Not anymore, though. “He just changed his whole dynamics, the way he works, his practice habits and his performance,” Meyer said. “You can go out there and work all you want and not make plays. But he’s earned that right to be on the field. He was even playing before that, before Philly (Brown) went down, he was on the field, where three, four weeks ago he wasn’t on the field. “It’s just that whole systematic approach that we have … very proud of him.” The spring rumors that flooded message boards that Fields was leaving the team, now, seemed to be a foreign, distant memory. Even it just was for one day. “The first couple games (leaving) did go through my mind,” Fields said. “Not so much of leaving, just so much of like my future, like after football. You know, I would never leave this university. I mean, this university, it’s so great. And I’d be dumb to leave this wonderful university. So, I mean, I just was thinking about some plans after football and stuff.” For now, though, Fields might need to think more about the immediate future with a 5:30 p.m. contest at Penn State looming Saturday. The catch, perhaps, could be the first of more to come from the receiver. “It just means that you should start putting a package in for me and Kenny,” Fields said teasingly. “I just know that I just can’t, you know, fall down. I gotta keep on going up.” read more


Track and Field Ohio State men finish third women finish last at

Ohio State’s Cole Gorski celebrates in mid-air at the Simmons-Harvey Quad in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Jan. 21, 2018. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State men’s track and field team finished third while the women’s team finished last at the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Arizona, after competing Friday and Saturday.The Jim Click Shootout hosted six teams: Ohio State, Illinois, Cincinnati, Kansas State, Auburn and Arizona. The Arizona men’s team and Kansas State women’s team captured titles at the event.Ohio State competed without its distance runners. This is the second consecutive meet Ohio State competed without its full roster.Men’s recapOhio State senior Cole Gorski reached new heights by claiming first place with a jump of 5.50 meters, breaking his own Ohio State outdoor record. The jump is currently tied for eighth in the country.  Junior Coty Cobb finished second in pole vault behind his teammate with a jump of 5.05 meters. Ohio State racked up 18 points in pole vault alone.Ohio State placed first in the 4×100-meter relay. The team, consisting of freshman Eric Harrison, freshman Tavonte Mott, senior Drelan Bramwell and senior Duan Asemota, ran a time of 39.65 seconds. In triple-jump, junior DaJuan Seward finished second with a total of 15.14 meters jumped.In the 800-meter run, sophomore Alexander Lomong came in second with a time of 1:49.72.Women’s Recap The Ohio State women’s team picked up the most points during the 400-meter run. Senior Maggie Barrie finished in first place with a time of 52.91 seconds, junior Karrington Winters finished third at 53.32 and freshman Syaira Richardson finished fourth at 53.76.Senior Chantel Ray took first place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.41 seconds, her fastest time this season.Freshman Anavia Battle won the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.28 seconds.Senior Madison Roberts finished second in pole vault, setting a season high of 3.85 meters.Ohio State’s 4×100-meter-relay team, made up of Barrie, freshman Anavia Battle, Richardson and Ray, ran a time of 44.73 seconds, which was good for Ohio State’s fastest time this season.The 4×400-meter-relay team, made up of Richardson, Barrie, Winters and senior Courtney Cloudy, placed second with a time 3:36.72.Ohio State will split up again next week. Part of the team will travel to Oxford, Ohio, for the All-Ohio Meet and the other group will head to Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Tennessee Invitational Friday and Saturday. read more


Bosnich defends Pogba from horror Tweet vs Mourinho

first_imgFormer United goalie Mark Bosnich, came out to defend Paul Pogba from the unfortunate Tweet he posted after Jose Mourinho’s sacking.There is no question that one of the most unfortunate moments in the Pogba vs Mourinho feud was the way in which it ended, but the Frenchman does have people like Mark Bosnich who are coming out in his defense.The former Manchester United goalkeeper spoke to Sky Sports TV to make his case that Paul Pogba never intended to come across as an insensitive player who celebrated that his manager got sacked.The main reason why Bosnich felt the need to defend Pogba was due to the comments of disdain that Gary Neville had against the midfielder, where he stated that Paul was ‘dancing on Jose Mourinho’s grave’ after posting that Tweet.“There’s two sides to every story, I also saw Gary Neville’s response that he thought it was rubbish the fact that it was a tweet that was scheduled,” Bosnich said to Omnisport via Four Four Two.“I think [ex-Arsenal striker] Ian Wright said that it was a scheduled tweet, so we don’t really know but the bottom line is it shouldn’t have been put out there. His people should’ve thought about the fact that somebody had just been sacked.”“I had the experience at Aston Villa with Ron Atkinson, who was a superb manager as well. Six months after winning the EFL Cup he was sacked by the late Doug Ellis and it’s really not a nice situation.”Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“With hindsight, regardless of whether it was scheduled or not that tweet shouldn’t have gone out.”“Social media wasn’t around in our era and the bottom line is, way back in that day, there were people in that side at Aston Villa who were feeling and acted privately in the way that it came across in the Pogba Instagram,” Bosnich added.“There wouldn’t have been a similar reaction because now you hit Instagram and it goes to the whole world,” he concluded.This is what @paulpogba tweeted and then deletedWas this an ill-timed sponsored tweet or a perfectly timed dig at departing @ManUtd manager Jose Mourinho? pic.twitter.com/XQdwsinxkm— Omnisport (@OmnisportNews) December 18, 2018last_img read more


Pochettino Trophies only build ego

first_imgMauricio Pochettino does not believe winning trophies will automatically take Tottenham to the next level.Spurs woes were compounded with a 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace in the FA Cup fourth round after losing to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final inside four days.However, the Argentine boss is not losing focus on Spurs as he is adamant trophies will not weave the magic overnight.“Again we’re going to have the debate on whether a trophy will take the club to the next level. I don’t agree with it. It only builds your ego. The most important thing for Tottenham right now is to always be in the top four.”He added via Sky: “It’s true, this season has been tough. I told you it would be a massive challenge for us, but we believe it’ll be a tough season but no tougher than it’s been.🗣️ The post-match thoughts of Mauricio at Selhurst Park: pic.twitter.com/CLgE35keXT— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 27, 2019“Of course, disappointed because, after Thursday and today again, out of two competitions. You feel disappointed. You can’t feel anything different.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“But now we have to be positive. We are still in two competitions, in a good position in the Premier League and the Champions League is a massive motivation for the whole club. We have to be strong.“People wish we could win some trophies. But being realistic, we are doing so well. To win a title here in England like the FA Cup or Carabao Cup is about being lucky, not only about quality in your squad.“To arrive here in different condition, so you can fight or be stronger… Of course, it’s tougher to compete and win when things happened as they did.“Sometimes when you assess football, you only look at which team won and which team lost, but you have to consider all the circumstances.“Now the realistic targets are trying to be in the top four, try and be close to Manchester City and Liverpool and reduce the gap.“To be a contender is always difficult for us. [Top four] is realistic. Another is to try and beat [Borussia] Dortmund and be in the next round. That is tough.”FULL-TIME: We’re unable to find a way back into the game and our @EmiratesFACup run comes to an end at Selhurst Park. pic.twitter.com/Ha8MxAUvFu— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 27, 2019last_img read more


Bahamasair returns to normal operations

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 13, 2017 – Nassau – Bahamasair wishes to advise the traveling public that it has resumed its normal scheduled service to all its destinations.We wish to remind those persons who would have purchased tickets and werescheduled to travel during the period September 4th to September 11th that change fees and penalties will continue to be waived until September 18th 2017.All customers impacted by the passage of Hurricane Irma are advised to contact ourReservations Department at (242)-702-4140. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more


Decking the Halls When You Dont Feel Jolly

first_imgPractice kindness- do something for someone—could be a donation to the food bank, or helping someone across an icy parking lot.  Kiley says that random acts of kindness do more for the person performing the act than the person who receives the kindness. Fearless Wellness Doctor Deborah Kiley: “We all have things to be grateful for.  Sometimes we take them for granted and we can forget. So just pause, look around, and look for the good, and not focus on the sad.” Story as aired:Audio PlayerDorene-on-decking-the-holiday-when-you-dont-feel-jolly.mp3VmDorene-on-decking-the-holiday-when-you-dont-feel-jolly.mp300:00RPd Finally Kiley suggests using a lifeline and calling a long lost friend or relative.  Touching back to a warm span in your personal history can warm up the holidays. Experts say that it’s easy to get overwhelmed with commitments, and being pulled in different directions. Ask for help if you need it. Fearless Wellness Doctor Deborah Kiley: “Learn to say no, and sometimes, you need to change your mind and decide no, this commitment won’t work for me.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享While holidays can be emotionally difficult for a number of reasons, including the death or separation from a loved one, Hospice has a wonderful checklist that offers help on making healthy choices when you don’t feel like ringing the jingle bells. Shift the flow of the day into the positive by meaningful moments of gratitude, kindness and action. For those who need help finding the light at the end of the tunnel, remember, winter solstice is Thursday, so the days start getting longer on Friday.last_img read more


THE MOVING WALL Get The Details On The Four Ceremonies

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Department of Veterans’ Services is hosting The Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial from Thursday, July 26 at 11am to Monday, July 30 at noon on the Wilmington Town Common. The wall is open to the public, 24 hours a day, free of charge.Ceremonies will held at The Moving Wall at 7pm on each of the four nights. The schedule of events is below:Opening Ceremony: Thursday, July 26, 7pmWelcome: Lou Cimaglia, Director, Wilmington Department of Veterans’ ServicesHonor Guards: MA Army National Guard Honor Guard; MIT Police Honor Guard; US Coast Guard Honor GuardInvocation: Deacon Clifford King, US Marines, Vietnam War VeteransNational Anthem: Ryan Walsh, Wilmington High School StudentIntroduction of Guest Speakers: Lou Cimaglia, Director, Wilmington Department of Veterans’ ServicesGuest Speakers: Jeff Hull, Wilmington Town Manager; Kevin Caira, Chairman of Wilmington Board of Selectmen; Ken Gordon, MA House of Representatives; and Jorge Lopez; and Veterans Liaison to Congressman Seth MoultonGold Star Families Place Wreaths: John J. Fullerton, Jr.; Robert W. Parent; Richard W. Welch; and John A. RichReading of Wilmington Names on the WallRiffle Team: Wilmington Police DepartmentTaps: Ken Michaud, Butch AlpersBagpipes: Kevin FitzgeraldBenediction: Deacon Clifford King, US Marine Corps, Vietnam VeteransGold Star Families: Friday, July 27, 7pmWelcome: Lou Cimaglia, Director, Wilmington Department of Veterans’ ServicesHonor Guards: MA Army National Guard Honor Guard; US Coast Guard Honor GuardInvocation: Deacon Clifford King, US Marines, Vietnam War VeteransNational Anthem: Eric Lamarche, Director of Veterans’ Services, LowellGuest Speaker: Edmund W. Mulvehill, Director of Veterans’ Services, NorwoodGold Star Families Place Wreaths: John J. Fullerton, Jr.; Robert W. Parent; Richard W. Welch; and John A. RichReading of Names on the Wall: Local Veterans’ Service Officers & FamiliesRiffle Team: Wilmington Police DepartmentTaps: Ken Michaud, Butch AlpersBenediction: Deacon Clifford King, US Marine Corps, Vietnam VeteranPublic Safety Ceremony: Saturday, July 28, 7pmWelcome: Wilmington Police Chief Michael BegonisHonor Guards: MA Army National Guard Honor Guard; Police, Fire and Military Honor GuardsInvocation: Deacon Clifford King, US Marines, Vietnam War VeteransNational Anthem: Katy Downey, MA State Police TrooperFly Over: Massachusetts State Police Air WingIntroduction of Guest Speakers: Wilmington Police Chief Michael BegonisGuest Speakers: Lee Scalzilli & William McKenzieGold Star Families Place WreathsReading of Names on the WallRiffle Team: Wilmington Police DepartmentTaps: Ken Michaud, Butch AlpersBenediction: Deacon Clifford King, US Marine Corps, Vietnam VeteranWelcome Home Ceremony: Sunday, July 29, 7pmWelcome: Lou Cimaglia, Director, Wilmington Department of Veterans’ ServicesHonor Guards: MA Army National Guard Honor Guard; US Coast Guard Honor Guard; USS Constitution Navy Honor GuardInvocation: Deacon Clifford King, US Marines, Vietnam War VeteransNational Anthem: Eric Lamarche, Director of Veterans’ Services, LowellGuest Speaker: Timothy Sullivan, US Navy, Vietnam Veteran, Silver State Recipient, Ex-POW, National Security Officer, Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ ServicesGold Star Families Place WreathsRiffle Team: Wilmington Police DepartmentBagpipes: Scruffy Wallace of the Dropkick MurphysTaps: Ken Michaud, Butch AlpersBenediction: Deacon Clifford King, US Marine Corps, Vietnam VeteranVisitors are asked to turn off their cell phones and electronic devices while in the wall area. No food, beverages, smoking or pets (besides service animals) are allowed at or near the wall area.Volunteers, which will be wearing orange lanyards, will assist visitors with locating names, obtaining name rubbings, and answering questions.The Veterans Department is dedicating the event to Wilmington’s four fallen soldiers from the Vietnam War — John Joseph Fullerton, Jr.; Robert Warren Parent; Richard William Welch; and John Allan Rich.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… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For July 26, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For July 29, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”THE MOVING WALL: Lou Cimaglia Discusses The Moving Wall’s Upcoming VisitIn “Community”last_img read more


Sensex rebounds 233 points on US Fed rate hike delay

first_imgThe S&P BSE Sensex rebounded 233 points on Friday, paring all the losses witnessed in the previous session amid positive global cues.The Sensex closed at 27,079 points, up 0.87%, while the 50-share Nifty rose by 60 points, or 0.74%, to end at 8,189.”After taking a breather in the previous trading session, the Indian equity market resumed its north-bound journey. Markets indeed were under pressure after opening with smart gains; however, sudden bout of buying in the IT, Telecom, Metals, Auto and Healthcare stocks saw the Nifty close near the 8,200 mark,” said a note from IIFL.Earlier on Thursday, the US Federal Reserve September meeting minutes showed that the central bank was not in a hurry to raise interest rates, lending support to global equity markets, including Indian markets.Most of the Asian markets ended sharply higher, with China’s Shanghai Composite index gaining 1.3% and Japan’s Nikkei closing 1.6% higher. Major European markets soared over 1% after opening.Among the BSE sectoral indices, IT was the top gainer ending 1.51% higher, followed by the Metal index, which rose nearly 1%.Infosys shares rose 3.1% to end at Rs 1,167 ahead of the company’s second quarter results announcement on 12 October.”Infosys is expected to deliver healthy constant currency dollar revenue growth of 3.5‐4% qoq. It will likely carry the growth momentum of Q1 FY16 (delivered 5%+ qoq volume growth) underpinned by execution on deal wins and incremental progress on client mining,” said Amar Ambani, Head of Research, IIFL.Mining major Vedanta shares were up about 12% after the company announced that it is planning to foray into “solar segment in India by bidding for some 500 MW of government projects”.Meanwhile, investors also await key economic data release next week, after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a 50bps cut in repo rate on 29 September. Both the September inflation and the August industrial production data will be released on 12 October.”Movement of index in near term will depend on further reform initiatives to be taken by the government, trend in global markets, investment by foreign institutional investors (FIIs), the movement of rupee against the dollar, CPI and IIP data, and also WPI data,” said Vivek Gupta, CMT – Director Research, CapitalVia Global Research Limited.”Technically, Nifty future has bounced from the lowest level and retraced up to 61.80% which is at 8240 levels according to Fibonacci retracements. So, it is likely to face strong resistance around 8250 – 8300 levels. On the upside, if it manages to sustain above its important resistance level of 8300 on closing basis, its next resistance is at 8500 levels and on the downside immediate support level is at 8100,” Gupta said.On the commodities front, gold prices were down Rs 50 to Rs 26,600 per 10 gm, while silver prices gained Rs 100 to close at Rs 36,800 per kg.last_img read more


Fresh areas flooded in Sirajganj

first_imgThe flood situation in Sirajganj has worsened. Photo: Prothom AloThe flood situation in Sirajganj has worsened following a rise in the Jamuna water level on Wednesday morning, reports UNB.“The Jamuna River was flowing 146 centimetres above the danger level at Sirajganj point at 6:00am,” said executive engineer of Water Development Board (WDB) in Sirajganj Syed Hasan Imam.Fresh areas were inundated as water level of the Jamuna River had risen by 19 centimetres in the last 24 hours, he added.Low-lying areas of Sadar, Kajipur, Belkuchi, Chouhali and Shahjadpur upazilas remained submerged by Jamuna water since Tuesday.last_img read more


Kushtia subregistrar hacked dead

first_imgdeathA sub-registrar was hacked and strangled to death by unidentified miscreants at his house in Babor Alo Gate area of Kushtia on Monday night, reports UNB.The deceased was Nur Mohammad Shah, 55, from Kurigram district. He used to live on the second floor of a multi-storey building in the area on a rental basis.Hearing sounds of running footsteps of several people from the second floor around 11:00pm, owners and other residents of the building came out from their flats, said Nasir Uddin, officer-in-charge of Kushtia model police station.They went to Nur’s flat and found him in critical condition with his hands and legs tied up with locally made towels.On information, police rushed there and took the victim to Kushtia General Hospital where the physicians declared him dead.Meanwhile, SM Tanvir Arafat, superintend of Kushtia police visited the spot.Locals said that Nur used to take bribes from people who came to his office for land-related issues, adding that he might have been killed over the issue.Taking of huge amount of money as bribe by the officials and staffs of Kushtia Sadar Sub-registry office is an open secret, they added.last_img read more


China blast kills at least two

first_imgRescue workers search at the site of an explosion in Ningbo, China`s eastern Zhejiang province on 26 November, 2017. Photo: AFPA major explosion hit China’s megaport city of Ningbo on Sunday, killing at least two people, injuring dozens and wrecking buildings, state media and local authorities said.The Ningbo government said on a social media account that the blast occurred in a “vacant lot” but it did not provide details about what may have caused it.Local authorities said two people died, two were seriously injured and an unidentified number were being treated for injuries in the major port city.State media said more than 30 people were hospitalised, with the Xinhua news agency reporting that the explosion had taken place in a demolished factory at around 9:00 am (0100 GMT).Industrial accidents are common in China, where safety standards are often lax.Television images showed cars twisted and mangled by the force of the explosion, a plume of grey smoke rising in the sky, and debris scattered for dozens of metres (yards) around the site of the incident.Aerial images posted by the People’s Daily on Twitter showed at least four wrecked buildings around a wasteland of concrete debris.Footage showed rescuers wearing helmets carrying injured people away from the area, while others stood over a person lying on the ground.Pieces of concrete, wood and glass were strewn across a large area. Metal gates were twisted open and windows blown out of buildings.According to CCTV, eyewitnesses said there were “a large number of injured people” in the city, one of China’s largest ports, which sits just south of Shanghai.The Communist Party’s People’s Daily said on Twitter that no one lived at site of the explosion but garbage collectors might have been working there.An enquiry has been launched to determine the cause of the explosion, the local police in Jiangbei district, where the blast happened, said on social media.Ningbo is one of the country’s major international container shipping ports.- Past disasters -China has been rocked by several industrial accidents in recent years.In 2015, giant blasts killed at least 165 people in the northern port city of Tianjin, causing over $1 billion in damage and sparking widespread anger over a perceived lack of transparency by officials about the accident’s causes and its environmental impact.A government enquiry into the Tianjin accident released in February 2016 recommended 123 people be punished.The official who was mayor at the time of the accident was sentenced to 12 years in prison for graft in September.Huang Xingguo, 62, had also headed the disaster response committee.last_img

Ceasefire reached between Israel Hamas

first_imgThe brother of a Palestinian teenager who was killed in an Israeli air strike, reacts in Gaza City on 14 July 2018. Photo: ReutersIsrael unleashed its biggest air strikes on the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war Saturday, killing two Palestinians, while dozens of rockets targeted Israel, but Hamas said a ceasefire had been reached late in the day.The exchange of fire followed months of tension that has raised the prospect of a fourth war in the blockaded Gaza Strip since 2008.Three Israelis were wounded when a rocket hit a house in the city of Sderot near the Gaza Strip, authorities said.The two Palestinians killed were aged 15 and 16, caught in an Israeli strike on a building they were near in the west of Gaza City, the enclave’s health ministry said.Twenty-five people were wounded across Gaza, the ministry said.Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said late Saturday the Islamist movement, which runs the Gaza Strip, had agreed to an “Egyptian offer to return to a ceasefire to stop this escalation.”An Israeli military spokesman declined to comment, but said its actions would depend on what happens on the ground.Thick plumes of smoke rose over parts of the Gaza Strip as Israel hit dozens of targets it said belonged to militants, including a high-rise building allegedly used by Hamas as a training facility with a tunnel underneath.In Israel, air raid sirens sent people rushing to shelters in areas surrounding the Gaza Strip as rockets and mortars were fired from the Palestinian enclave at nearby communities.Israel said around 100 rockets and mortars were fired, mostly mortars.Hamas said it fired in defence in response to Israeli air strikes.- ‘The hardest blow’ -Israel blamed Hamas for the escalation, pointing to months of protests and clashes along the border that its military argues the Islamist movement is seeking to use as cover for attacks.There have also been hundreds of fires at Israeli farms caused by kites and balloons carrying firebombs from Gaza, leading to political pressure on the government and military to take action against Hamas.Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Hamas had been hit with “the hardest blow” since a 2014 war “and we will increase the strength of our attacks as necessary.”Hamas’s Barhoum said the group was responsible for the barrage against Israel and that it was carried out “in response to the Israeli air strikes”.”The protection and the defence of our people is a national duty and a strategic choice,” Barhoum said.- Border protests -Tensions have been building between Hamas and Israel for months over mass protests and clashes along the border fence.The protests have called for Palestinian refugees to return to their former homes now inside Israel.Since the protests and clashes broke out along the border on 30 March, at least 141 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire.The majority of those killed were involved in protests and clashes but others were seeking to breach or damage the border fence.No Israelis have been killed.In addition, the arson balloons and kites from Gaza have caused 750 fires and burned 2,600 hectares, leading to hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, according to Israel’s fire service.On 9 July, Israel closed its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip in response to the fires.Hamas called the move a “crime against humanity,” with Gaza already suffering from deep poverty and worsening humanitarian conditions.The border protests peaked on 14 May, when the United States moved its Israel embassy to the disputed city of Jerusalem, but have continued at a lower level since then.On Friday, Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians, including a teenager, and wounded hundreds of others in border clashes.An Israeli soldier was also moderately wounded when a grenade was thrown at him from the northern Gaza Strip, the military said.Molotov cocktails, flaming tyres and stones were also hurled in the direction of its soldiers, according to the Israeli army.Israel says its use of live fire is necessary to defend its borders and stop infiltrations. Palestinians and rights groups say unarmed protesters are being shot while posing no real threat.Israel’s army said Saturday’s strikes targeted military facilities belonging to Hamas.Among the main targets was the “Hamas Battalion HQ in Beit Lahia, which includes urban warfare training facilities, (a) weapon storage warehouse, training compounds, command centres, offices and more”, the Israeli army said in a statement.”A weapons manufacturing site and storage facilities housing various types of weapons, including Hamas’ naval capabilities” were also hit, the statement added.The Israeli army said air strikes carried out in the morning hit “complexes used to prepare arson terror attacks and a Hamas terror training facility”.”We are talking about the biggest offensive strikes since Protective Edge,” Air Force brigadier general Tzvika Haimovic told journalists, referring to Israel’s name for its 2014 operation in the Gaza Strip.last_img read more


Man killed in police gunfight

first_imgA Prothom Alo IllustrationA suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police at bordering Dumurtala in Bakshiganj upazila of Jamalpur district early Monday, reports UNB.The deceased is Shipon Mia, 32, son of Jalal Uddin of Munshirchar village in Sadar upazila of Sherpur. He was wanted in 18 criminal cases, said police.Tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive in the area in the early hours of Monday, said AKM Mahbubul Alam, officer-in-charge of Bakshiganj police station.At one stage, Shipon and his associates opened fire at police, forcing them to fire back that triggered a ‘gun battle’.Shipon sustained bullet injuries while trying to flee the scene. He was taken to Bakshiganj Upazila Health Complex where physicians declared him dead, the OC said.Police recovered a motorbike, a pipe-gun and 300 yaba tablets from the spot, he claimed.last_img read more


Why Did The State Of Texas Sue ITC And KMCO So Quickly

first_img X 00:00 /10:32 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Sharecenter_img David J. Phillip/APFirefighters battle a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. After recent chemical fires at an ITC facility in Deer Park and another at a KMCO facility in Crosby, the State of Texas moved rather quickly to file suit against those companies.This came as a surprise to many, particularly because Attorney General Ken Paxton filed suit against each company shortly after their fires broke out and well before the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality could even finish an investigation and refer a lawsuit to the state.And, as noted by the Texas Tribune’s energy and environment reporter Kiah Collier, the state did not file suit over a similar — and deadlier — event in 2013 when a fertilizer plant in West caught fire and exploded, killing 15 people.So, what is it about these two events that caught the state’s eye? Is it indicative of a shift in the way Texas will look at environmental regulations and violations?In the audio above, Collier joins Houston Matters host Craig Cohen to discuss the recent developments and how Texas has handled previous environmental crises. last_img read more


Inauguration Day Protestors Indicted on Vandalism Charges

first_imgThe Metropolitan Police Department released surveillance video on Feb. 6 of two protestors suspected to be involved in vandalizing and torching a parked limousine in Northwest, D.C. on Inauguration Day.The limousine parked out front of the Washington Post headquarters in the 1300 block of K Street, NW was lit on fire amid anti-Trump protests on Jan. 20 after a person thew a lit flare through the limo’s broken window, police reported.(Screengrab from police surveillance video)D.C. police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Washington Field Division are now searching for the two suspects, who can be seen in the video wearing black masks and clothing, involved in setting the flame to the limo and damaging another nearby vehicles, police said.The protests grew violent around 10:30 a.m. after an organized group of marchers armed “with crowbars, hammers, and asps(batons)” smashed vehicle and storefront windows, set fires and spray painted property throughout the area of 12th and L Streets, NW, police said.D.C. police said there were several instances of destruction of property, including the damaging of two police vehicles. Authorities in riot gear used pepper spray and other devices to control and disperse the violent protests.There were six officers injured during the inauguration chaos and 230 adults arrested and charged with felony rioting, Aquita Brown, a spokesperson for the department, told the AFRO Feb. 6.“More than 3,000 law enforcement officers participated in the inauguration,” Brown added. She said an additional five juveniles were arrested and charged during the disturbance.The anti-Trump demonstrations were reportedly pre-organized by anarchist groups.Businesses located throughout the area of the protests like McDonald’s, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Starbucks were all subject to vandalism caused by demonstrators.The damages were reported by court filings to be more than $100,000, although a spokesperson for the U.S. attorney’s office Bill Miller told the AFRO Feb. 7 that no person has been charged with destruction of property, yet.Miller said nine of the 230 cases have been dismissed and 63 defendants have been indicted by a grand jury.The U.S. attorney’s office would not say why the charges were dropped, “We typically do not comment on charging decisions and have no comment on these dismissals,” Miller wrote in a statement.Miller said his office his working with D.C. police to continue investigating the cases and reviewing evidence.Judge Lynn Leibovitz is judging the hearings of those arrested every morning at 11 a.m. at the D.C. Superior Court.The charge of felony rioting holds a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.A Florida man was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer while armed on Jan. 21, according to police.Dane Powell, 30, Largo, Fl., who is White, was seen throwing a rock at police officers in the area of 12th Street and K Street, NW on Jan. 20 during the inauguration protests. Police said Powell was able to escape officials on Jan. 20, but was identified and arrested the following day.Police said the rock hit the helmet of the officer and knocked him unconscious.Officers said they found Powell in front of the fifth district headquarters and arrested him.The AFRO could not confirm the races of the 63 indicted, but observed that a small number of Blacks attended the inauguration whether in support or protest of Trump.last_img read more