Highway 101 Night Closures

first_imgKINGS COUNTY: Highway 101 Night Closures Starting Saturday, Oct. 5, Highway 101, between Exit 14 at Coldbrook and Exit 15 at Berwick, will be closed to all traffic from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. daily for repaving and widening. On Saturday and Sunday, the highway will stay closed until 8 a.m. Message boards and other signs are on site. Drivers will be detoured onto Highway 1. The project will be completed by Tuesday, Oct. 15. -30-last_img

When We All Vote Launches National Voter Registration And Participation Initiative

first_img Spark Conversation & Promote Activity Around Increased ParticipationAsk citizens, national and community organizations, and the business community to assist in helping people in their communities register and vote. Ask volunteers to host voter registration events.Organize weekly online and offline efforts that speak to various communities across America.Organize a national week of action in September to promote registration and participation in communities and cities across America.When We All Vote is also partnering with and calling on corporate, educational, and civic institutions to be a part of the solution in fundamentally increasing voter participation in the United States.When We All Vote aims to create a culture where Americans want to and are expected to vote. And to turn research that shows that the main reason people don’t vote is because they think their vote doesn’t matter on its head. To learn more and sign up, go to WhenWeAllVote.org.Statements from When We All Vote Co-Chairs:Michelle Obama, Former First Lady of the United States“Voting is the only way to ensure that our values and priorities are represented in the halls of power. And it’s not enough to just vote for president every four years. We all have to vote in every single election: for mayor, governor, school board, state legislature and Congress. The leaders we elect to these offices help determine just about every aspect of our lives and our democracy. So the future of our families, our communities and our country belongs to those of us who show up, cast our votes, and make our voices heard.”Tom Hanks, Actor and Filmmaker“Voting is a small act that proves that we are a democracy— a government of the people and by the people. It’s up to each and every one of us to make sure our government doesn’t just represent a small some—not just the most powerful—but all of us. When we all vote, we are making strides toward a more perfect union.”Lin-Manuel Miranda, Composer, Lyricist, Playwright, and Actor“When each and every one of us votes, we make sure our government represents all of us. When we all vote, we are making strides toward a more perfect union. When we all vote, those who we elect pay attention.”Janelle Monáe, Singer-songwriter, and Actress“It’s gonna be our generation that corrects the mistakes of our past and creates a more inclusive future that works for us all. As voters, we are the ones that hold the power to make this dream a reality.”Chris Paul, NBA player for the Houston Rockets“Everyone’s vote matters and each vote represents a voice that needs to be heard. Voting gives us the power to create real change and change doesn’t happen if we remain silent. We need your voice to be heard by voting.”Faith Hill, Singer and producer“When we all vote we make a difference. A difference that can be felt all the way from Tennessee to the nation’s capital, and everywhere in between. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make your voice heard.”Tim McGraw, Singer and actor“We make a difference in every single step along the path of our democracy. That first step begins when you register to vote. Then when you cast your ballot, you are standing up for what’s important to you. It’s up to all of us.”When We All Vote — a new national, nonpartisan not-for-profit — promises to bring together all willing citizens, organizations and institutions across America to spark a new conversation around the responsibilities we all share in shaping the promise of our democracy. Namely, the responsibility of registering and voting. When We All Vote’s Co-Chairs are some of America’s most trusted voices, including Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monáe, Chris Paul, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw. Because When We All Vote, we change the world. For up-to-date information, visit WhenWeAllVote.org. Make it Easy to Register Yourself to VoteAsk all eligible Americans to register and participate in the initiative.Through extensive social media and digital outreach, in partnership with Rock the Vote, provide people an easy-to-use website for people to register or request a registration form online.Provide potential new registrants information that removes barriers to the registration and voting process. When We All Vote — a new, nonpartisan, not-for-profit — was created recognizing three critical facts about electoral participation in our country: Our registration rates are low: In 2014, more than 1/5th (21.4 percent) of all American citizens who were eligible to register to vote were not registered. (The Pew Charitable Trusts, June 2017) Our participation rates, especially in midterm elections, are also low: In 2014, just a little over a third (36.4 percent) of eligible citizens voted, the lowest participation rate in midterms since World War II. (PBS, November 2014) Eligible unregistered voters are not asked to register or lack information about the registration process: According to a Pew 2017 study, more than 60 percent of adult citizens have never been asked to register to vote and a majority of adults say they never had an opportunity to register. (The Pew Charitable Trusts, June 2017)These numbers and the reasons behind them should alarm every American. No one organization can dramatically change those numbers alone. But every citizen can be part of the solution — and that’s why When We All Vote is calling on Americans to take responsibility and start a conversation by asking friends, family, and those in their own communities to register, and to show them how easy and important it is to vote in every race — from the school board, to the statehouse, to Congress, and the Presidency.When We All Vote is a national organization that will — online and in-person — reach into all 50 states to help people register and to vote. It aims to recruit American citizens, institutions, companies, and organizations to work in their communities to increase voter registration and participation. When We All Vote’s Co-Chairs are some of America’s most trusted voices, including Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw.Launched today, When We All Vote will start a conversation on the responsibilities that we all have in shaping our country’s future through the ballot box. When We All Vote will also: Recruit, Train, & Mobilize VolunteersRecruit volunteers to self-organize across the country to encourage people to register in their own communities.Provide training to volunteers on how they can best help their families and friends register themselves to vote.Share tools for volunteers to serve as ambassadors to encourage election participation.Promote offline organizing opportunities in their communities.last_img read more

SNCLavalin CEO aims to ease worries over ongoing court case diplomatic woes

first_imgMONTREAL – The head of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. tried to assuage concerns over criminal charges at home and diplomatic tensions with the government of Saudi Arabia, saying the challenges will not hurt its business.“Despite the political issues we’ve had to contend with, our business is solid,” chief executive Neil Bruce told analysts during a conference call.On Oct. 10, the Montreal-based company’s stock plunged to its lowest level since early 2016 after federal prosecutors announced they would not invite SNC to negotiate a remediation agreement over fraud and corruption charges that stemmed from alleged dealings with the Libyan regime under Moammar Gadhafi between 2001 and 2011 — “a completely distant era,” Bruce said.“It’s when I did my MBA at Newcastle University, to put it in perspective.” While the perceived spurn “makes no sense…it hasn’t had any impact whatsoever in our ability to bid and win work,” he said.“However, it has generated a whole bunch of conversations where we need to go and talk to clients about stuff that, frankly, we’d rather not talk about.”In February 2015, the RCMP charged SNC and two subsidiaries with paying nearly $48 million to Libyan public officials to influence government decisions. The RCMP also hit the company, its construction division and a subsidiary with one charge each of fraud and corruption for allegedly defrauding various Libyan organizations of about $130 million.A conviction could bar SNC from working with the federal government for up to 10 years.A preliminary inquiry kicked off Monday in Montreal. SNC’s recent appeal of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada’s decision to forgo an invitation to settlement negotiations is ongoing.Bruce confirmed he was in Saudi Arabia last week, but said he steered clear of the government’s Future Investment Initiative event in the wake of the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Bruce also pointed to an “unfortunate diplomatic incident” between Canada and Saudi Arabia when a tweet regarding human rights from Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland set off a trade embargo by the monarchy last August.“We continue to monitor the situation closely and we’re engaged with our clients,” Bruce said, but insisted the 9,000-plus staff and robust revenues — $992 million last year — in the country remain unaffected by the row.Laurentian Bank Securities analyst Mona Nazir said SNC has a “low probability” of entering into negotiations with prosecutors, “particularly given that their decision is counterintuitive to Canada’s newly adopted legislation.”Client conversations have sprouted talks about privatization and the sell-off of a chunk of SNC’s massive engineering and construction unit, Nazir said in a note to investors.The company is eyeing the potential sale of part of Ontario’s Highway 407 to showcase the real value of the toll road.“I don’t think we’ve actually said, ‘Breaking the company apart’…We’ve already started on looking at all the options, but we’re not going to be drawn into talking about what they are and making all that public,” said Bruce, who came aboard three years ago to turn around the scandal-plagued firm.“We will be looking to hopefully maximize on the full extent of the (407) transaction — or not, if it’s not going to give us what we expect.”On Thursday, SNC reported a third-quarter profit of $120.7 million, up from $103.6 million a year ago.Profits amounted to 69 cents per share for the three-month period ended Sept. 30, up from a profit of 59 cents per share a year earlier, the company said.Revenue totalled $2.56 billion, down from $2.63 billion in the third quarter of last year.On an adjusted basis, SNC earned 96 cents per share for the quarter, up from an adjusted profit of 78 cents per share in the third quarter of 2017.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 67 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.SNC’s outlook forecasts an adjusted profit of $3.60 to $3.85 per diluted share for 2018.Companies in this story: (TSX:SNC)last_img read more

Spanish Supercopa Can Barcelona Make a Come Back Against Athletic Bilbao

Rabat – Barcelona believe they can turn things around after being demolished by Athletic Bilbao 4-0 in the first leg of the Spanish Supercopa last week. The Catalan giants have an almost impossible task of overturning the deficit in the second leg on Monday at the Nou Camp. However, manager Luis Enrique remains optimistic about his team’s ability to score at least five goals in their quest to win the fifth trophy of the season.“We know it is a challenge, but I think we have a team who can do this,” Enrique told Sky Sports 4 ahead of Monday’s game. “If we do things well we have every possibility. If we get things right, I am sure we can turn things around.“If you look at the statistics, last year there were 18 matches where we scored four or more goals.On Friday Aug.14, the Spanish champions were stunned by Mikel San Jose’s sensational 50-yard strike before Artiz Auriz netted a hat-trick in the second half.This is the second time in two matches to see Barcelona conceding four goals, after their 5-4 victory over Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup.But Luis Enrique believes they can win the title before heading to Japan for the Club World Cup in December.Barcelona also have their opening La Liga fixture against Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

Meeting calls for UN help to draft global antidoping treaty for athletes

According to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), senior physical education officials from 103 countries who attended the two-day Round Table on Physical Education and Sport stressed in a communiqué that prevention is the best defence to the risk of doping among young people.The officials urged other competent UN system agencies and the Council of Europe, in close collaboration with other concerned bodies such as the International Olympic Committee, the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Intergovernmental Consultative Group on Anti-Doping in Sport (IICGADS), to coordinate the preparation, if possible before the Summer Olympic Games of 2004, and the adoption, if possible before the Winter Olympic Games of 2006, of a universal international instrument for this purpose.The meeting, which ended last Friday, also called for sport to be given its rightful place in education systems, particularly now that sport has become a significant economic activity and gained unprecedented prominence and visibility across the world.The ministers also called for improved protection of young athletes against the risks of high level sport, and pledged to safeguard against such risks as child labour, violence, doping, early specialization, over-training, and exploitative forms of commercialization as well as less visible threats and deprivations such as the premature severance of family bonds and the loss of sporting, social and cultural ties. read more

BC credit report suggests fiscal change afoot if NDP win provincial election

B.C. credit report suggests fiscal change afoot if NDP win provincial election by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 26, 2013 5:14 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VICTORIA – The country’s largest credit agency has confirmed British Columbia’s credit rating at AA high, but the bond rating agency cautions the upcoming provincial election could mean a change in fiscal direction.The Dominion Bond Rating Service issued a report Tuesday confirming the long- and short-term debt rating, saying all trends are stable, despite weak economic output.But DBRS said that it was considering recent opinion polls that suggest the New Democrats have the best chance of forming the next government.“While (the agency) is encouraged by the responsive measures taken in the February budget to restore fiscal balance,” the statement said, “the upcoming provincial election … has the potential to delay or cancel the implementation of some of the … budgetary measures.“(The agency) believes this could result in a change in fiscal direction,” said the report.B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong called the report a vote of confidence for the Liberal government over its handling of provincial finances.He said he thought the report was a warning that the NDP could change the province’s fortunes.“They’re watching, and the point here is they’re concerned about the uncertainty, the very real possibility that an NDP government would go in a significantly different direction,” he said in an interview“You get a clear sense from the Dominion Bond Rating Service that they have a strong suspicion that it does not include the kind of fiscal discipline that has been the hallmark of our government.”NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston said he didn’t believe the agency was sounding any kind of alarm, rather, that the analysis was business as usual.Asked what kind of fiscal change could be expected if the New Democrat were to form government, he said they might be “more prudent” than the Liberals.“I’m sure (the agency) will be equally satisfied with the fiscal measures we’ll take,” he said in an interview.The Liberals’ pre-election budget offered few goodies to voters, though it does balance the province’s books by 2013-2014.De Jong was reviewing the rating report from Ontario, where he recently met with that province’s new finance minister, Charles Sousa.“They’d love to have our credit rating,” he said.De Jong said that he and the minister discussed trying to bring some uniformity to question of tax credits and subsidies for the film sector, which has sparked anger from those in the industry based in B.C. Its advocates complain Vancouver is losing business to eastern provinces, which offer richer tax breaks.“Let’s find a way to bring some consistency to this,” he said.The DBRS report said the fiscal progress of the province, along with its relatively low debt burden, will allow it to withstand further economic turbulence.The agency will provide a report with further analysis on the province’s finances following a new budget, which is expected to be presented in the summer or early fall.In December, Moody’s Investors Service revised its outlook on B.C.’s AAA rating from stable to negative. read more

Ontario vows to shut down private clinics that pay for blood plasma

by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 18, 2014 12:41 pm MDT TORONTO – Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews vowed Tuesday to shut down any private clinics that pay people to donate blood plasma, accusing one firm of targeting the poor.Canadian Plasma Services was told it would not be given a licence by the province to open clinics in Toronto and Hamilton that would pay people $25 to donate plasma, said Matthews.“If you look at where they’re located, there’s no question that they’re going into low-income neighbourhoods,” she said. “It’s very clear what their business model is.”Paying people to donate plasma would threaten Canada’s voluntary blood donation system, said Matthews, who noted that 30,000 Canadians were infected with HIV and hepatitis C from contaminated blood and plasma purchased from “blood brokers” in the 1990s.“We really believe that a voluntary system is the best system, and I do not want to jeopardize our volunteer-based blood collection system,” she said.Canadian Plasma Services said it was baffled by the province’s attempts to shut down the clinics when Ontario buys plasma products from U.S. companies that pay donors directly, and pointed out that the province compensates organ donors for expenses.“I cannot comprehend why a minister from the government of Ontario would be trying to prohibit any type of compensation for time, for out of pocket expenses, for travel expenses, to plasma donors in Ontario and then go and buy these products from U.S. companies that do the exact same thing,” said CEO Barzin Bahardoust.Canada should develop its own plasma products sector which could create thousands of good paying jobs just to service the domestic market, he added.“Almost all of the $670 million worth of plasma protein products that were imported to Canada last year were made from plasma collected from paid donors in the United States.”The company offers donors two options for payment: a $25 donation in their name to the Hospital for Sick Children or a $25 Visa card that cannot be converted to cash, in addition to reimbursing travel and accommodation expenses.Donating plasma takes three times as long as donating blood, and people need to make a commitment to donate dozens of times each year to maintain their status as a qualified donor, said Bahardoust.“That time commitment means that a plasma donor has to spend up to 80 hours (at the clinic) every year,” he said.“Without compensating them for their time, travelling back and forth to our centres probably 40 times a year, then it’s very difficult to get people.”Quebec is the only province to have outlawed payments for plasma donations, and that province is now having trouble finding donors, added Bahardoust.“Without compensation they are not getting donors, and self-sufficiency levels in Quebec are even lower than in the rest of Canada,” he said. “The fact is Canada’s need for plasma significantly exceeds our ability to produce it.”The plasma collected by Canadian Plasma Services is processed into drug products for the global market and is not used for transfusions in Canada, said Matthews.“Unlike the Canadian Blood Services, (where) the blood collected is used in Canada, this company’s business model does nothing to enhance access to those drugs for Canadians or Ontarians,” she said.Matthews introduced regulations last week to prohibit payments to people who donate blood and blood products that she said will be in force within days.“It still has to go through the next stage, but that will happen very quickly so that it will be illegal for them to offer payment for blood or plasma,” she said. “We are not going to be changing our mind on this.”A Health ministry inspector visited one of the company’s Toronto clinics Tuesday, but was apparently there just to observe, said Bahardoust.Follow @CPnewsboy on Twitter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ontario vows to shut down private clinics that pay for blood plasma donations read more

Max Pacioretty scores twice as Golden Knights best Vancouver Canucks 43

VANCOUVER — Max Pacioretty scored twice to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.The victory extended the Knights’ win streak to five games, and adds to a slump where the Canucks have just one win in their last 11 match ups.William Carrier and William Karlsson also scored for Vegas (14-12-1).Brock Boeser got a pair of goals for Vancouver (11-14-3), while Alex Edler rounded out the Canucks scoring.Jacob Markstrom stopped 27 shots for the Canucks and Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves for the Golden Knights.Vegas had yet to register a single shot when the Canucks opened the scoring nearly 10 minutes in.Vancouver rookie Elias Pettersson picked the pocket of Vegas defenceman Nate Schmidt in front of the Knights’ net, then sent a no-look pass to Boeser from his knees.Boeser got the puck in the slot and hammered a quick wrist shot past Fleury.The Knights tied things up before the end of the first following a flurry of activity in front of the Canucks’ net.Markstrom made a save but couldn’t smother the rebound, and the puck popped off of Carrier’s skate and into the net.Pacioretty added a power-play goal early in the second frame after Canucks defenceman Troy Stecher got called for high sticking.He put another past Markstrom 1:13 into the third, rocketing a one-timer over the goalie’s shoulder.The former Montreal Canadiens captain now has eight goals in his last seven games.Edler brought the Canucks back within less than a minute later, putting a rebound from Bo Horavat’s shot into the back of the net for his first goal of the season.Boeser knotted the score again midway through the third, sneaking around the side of the Vegas net and putting a wrister in past Fleury.The right-winger’s sixth goal of the year and comes after he missed 11 games this month with a lower-body injury.Karlsson netted the winner — a short-handed goal — 13:35 into the third after Reilly Smith found him down low on the Canucks power play.Vancouver’s five-game homestand will continue Saturday afternoon when they host the Dallas Stars.Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press read more

Wrestling Husband and father first AllAmerican wrestler second for Bo Jordan

Ohio State redshirt junior wrestler Bo Jordan comes into the 2016-2017 NCAA season ranked No. 1 for 174 weight class. Credit: Ohio State Athletics.Most mornings, Bo Jordan is awake bright and early to head to a morning workout or practice.As a student in athletic training, he attends his classes until about 2 p.m. only to return to the weight room for another lift and another practice until around 5 p.m.The wrestler then takes an ice bath, showers and cleans himself up before he returns home for the night. But instead of hanging out with his teammates or heading to a bar, the redshirt junior comes home to dinner and playtime with his wife and 11-month-old daughter.This is not the typical day for most student athletes, let alone average college students. While the 22-year-old holds the responsibilities of being a student at Ohio State and an All-American wrestler on his broad shoulders, he also has the responsibility of being a husband and father in his home life.“Honestly, everyone always asks me, ‘How do you do it?’ Or they will tell me, ‘It seems so hard.’ But it’s easier. It’s honestly easier,” Jordan said. “I’m not out partying or doing anything stupid. I’m in, spending time with my wife and daughter, getting my homework done and I’m living a real clean life, and it’s easy.”Bo isn’t the only Jordan on the Ohio State wrestling team, as his younger brother Micah is a redshirt sophomore. Micah is just one of Bo’s many teammates who wonders how he balances all of his responsibilities in his life.“Sometimes I’m like, ‘How does he do it.’ But he’s really strong and he is really mentally tough,” Micah said. “He still puts time in with his family, with his wife and his daughter, and also he still spends a lot of time in the wrestling room.”For Bo, living with his wife Ashley and their daughter Keira meant he had to change his lifestyle. At first, he said it was different for him because he had to prioritize his motivations and let go of some things he was used to, such as playing video games for several hours a day. But he drifted away from those activities and now is accustomed to life with his family.“Now it’s like I can’t wait to get out of practice and to go home and see my daughter. I can’t wait to get out of practice to just go hang out with my wife and watch some Netflix. I can’t believe I’m saying that, but it’s awesome,” Jordan said. “I love my life and it’s very, very different.”OSU wrestling assistant coach J Jaggers said that Jordan is able to balance being a wrestler, a student, a husband and a father because of his maturity.“One of the adjectives that comes to mind when you think of Bo is that he is a mature kid,” Jaggers said, “He knows what he values, and that is evident in his relationship with his wife, the kind of father he is and the teammate and brother he is.” Head coach Tom Ryan said that Jordan recognizes what it takes to be able to manage and maintain his lifestyle.“He understands what a real man acts like in society, and real men uphold their responsibilities,” Ryan said. “He has done a great job at managing his home life … because he was raised in a way that you take care of your own stuff. We call it flying your own plane. You take a hold of the wheel and you fly, so he has been a great example of that.”When he and his then-girlfriend, now wife, found out that they were going to be parents, it was in the middle of the team’s 2015 national championship run. Jordan waited about two months to say anything to the coaches because he was concerned that they would be upset with him.But Jordan couldn’t have been more wrong.A few days after the team won the national championship, Jordan called Ryan to tell him about the news.“I was kind of tearing up and didn’t know what to say,” Jordan said. “He went, ‘Holy crap. Holy crap.’ He said that three times, and then he started dying laughing, and I didn’t know whether to start laughing or crying because I didn’t know what was going on. But then he goes, ‘Hey man, that’s life. I love ya. What can I do to help.’”Ryan said he knows that Jordan has a great circle of people around him whom he can go to for advice and counseling, but he was happy that Jordan decided to give him a call.“I was excited. I was like, ‘Look, can you imagine how many loving people are going to be in your daughter’s life,’” Ryan said. “It was a good, healthy conversation and it was about faith, God and the meaning of life.”Jordan knew that the coaches didn’t recruit him expecting he would be married and have a child by his junior year, so the support from his coaching staff was everything to him and his wife,” Jordan said.“When you say when you are recruiting somebody that ‘I’ll be there for you through the thick and thin,’ it sounds good, but it’s not so easy to apply sometimes,” Ryan said. “I think he has seen firsthand that we love him not only as a wrestler, but as a human being. Not only as someone that can score points for us and win national titles for us, but as a man and as a person.”The couple was married before Keira was born. Jordan said that, along with getting married, becoming a dad was the proudest moment of his life.“Before that, it was always the wrestling that was the proudest moment. I won four state championships in high school and came in third twice in the national tournament at Ohio State. But now, what means the most to me is just my wife and our little girl,” Jordan said. “That’s crazy because I’ve been wrestling since I was 6 years old, and I have had my daughter for a year. Nothing compares to that.”Not only did the coaches of the wrestling team support Jordan and his wife when they were going through the process of getting married and having their child, but so did his teammates.“When Bo’s daughter was born, a lot of the team went over to the hospital and got to see Bo, his wife and Keira,” Micah Jordan said. “The whole team just embraced Bo’s relationship with his wife and his daughter. It was amazing.”This upcoming season will be his second season as a married man and a father, but it also marks a few more changes for the wrestler.The first change is that the four-time time state champion at St. Paris Graham High School will move up to a higher weight class. In his first two seasons wrestling at OSU, Jordan wrestled at the weight of 165 pounds. He finished twice as the runner-up at the Big Ten championships and third at the NCAA championships. But this season, he will be competing at 174 pounds.“I think he will be better there. I think he will feel better there. He’s got a huge frame, and he is just more of a wrestler of great strength,” Ryan said. “He was ranked No. 1 in the country at 174, so that’s a pretty good indication of what the country thinks of him.”Although Jordan has yet to wrestle competitively at the weight, he said that he feels good in the practice room and is looking forward to competing. He knows there are expectations of him and his teammates, but he feels like the sky’s the limit this season.“As far as attaching an accolade as a goal, you can say it, but it doesn’t need to be said,” Jaggers said. “But if Bo competes his hardest and his hardest gets him fourth place in the country, then we are going to wrap our arms around him and give him a hug and be so proud of him.”The other change in Jordan’s life this season comes away from the mat. He and Ashley are expecting their second child, a girl whom Jordan said is due on November 25.While Jordan’s education and wrestling career are both very important to him, he said that being married and being a father helps him deal with the stress that wrestling and school can bring.“I feel like when I wasn’t married and I didn’t have a kid, it was all business. I really didn’t relax as much, and I didn’t really take my mind off wrestling,” Jordan said. “But now when I go home, I have a little girl that will run up to me and give me hugs and kisses. It’s just a whole different world, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. If I could do it all over again, I would do it the exact same way 10 times.” read more

UK weather Heatwave set for stormy end as heavy rain sweeps across

first_imgHeavy showers, which could still involve hail, are likely to push across the southern parts of England as the night progresses, starting with Dorset from around 6am.They are then predicted to move eastwards, hitting London between 8am and 10am, and clearing East Anglia by lunchtime.Further showers are also likely in Lincolnshire, where the weather warning is in place until 5pm. The wet weather is likely to make conditions muddier than many will have expected at Glastonbury Festival. 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. A 16-year-old boy died at a reservoir in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, on Monday, while a 15-year-old boy died after going into a lake with friends in the Pelsall area of the Black Country, in the West Midlands, on Tuesday evening.UK weather forecast: Thursday, May 22 The sweltering temperatures placed “unprecedented demand” on ambulance services in London, with people fainting, collapsing and becoming unconscious in the heat.On Monday, London Ambulance Service call handlers answered 6,613 emergency calls, compared with 4,695 the week before – a 41 per cent increase – and the service warned this was expected to continue while the heatwave lasted.Youngsters were urged not to go swimming in lakes, rivers and reservoirs during the hot weather, following the deaths of two teenagers in separate incidents. Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkhill said: “Once these showers clear away it’s not looking too bad.”It should be a fairly fine day, cloudier than of late but there will still be some sunshine.” Most areas can expect mid to high 20s (77-82.4F) – nowhere near the sweltering 34C reached on Wednesday, the UK’s hottest June day since 1976.Heathrow in west London had recorded temperatures of 34.5C (94.1F) by 4pm, the highest for June since the 35.6C (96F) recorded in Southampton on June 28 1976.The 40-year high – which is the hottest summer solstice on record – was recorded as parts of Britain sweltered for a fifth consecutive day with temperatures above 30C (86F). Sunseekers enjoy the hot weather in Brighton on WednesdayCredit:Gareth Fuller/PA Brighton beach He added that Thursday will see a “marked drop” in temperatures, with conditions feeling fresher into the afternoon.In the far south-east corner of the UK, Kent is expected to hold on to the heat for the longest, with maximum temperatures of 27-28C (80.6- 82.4F) predicted. With the potential for severe #thunderstorms and #hail be prepared for sudden downpours today and stay #weatheraware pic.twitter.com/XwOBxVS6ZZ— Met Office (@metoffice) June 21, 2017 A band of thunderstorms is expected to sweep across the UK and put an end to its record-breaking heatwave.Severe weather warnings are in place throughout Thursday, with a cold front set to bring heavy rain and thunderstorms to parts of southern Scotland, northern England, north Wales and the Midlands.The Met Office warned of the potential for torrential downpours, frequent lightning, very large hailstones and strong gusts of wind, which could lead to localised flooding and temporary disruption of power supplies overnight until early on Thursday.last_img read more

VIDEO Take a look on 60 seconds of Slovenian wunderkind Domen Makuc

Domen MakucRK Celje Pivovarna Lasko ← Previous Story PGE Vive Kielce win Szczypiorno Cup 2018 Next Story → David Balaguer to stay at HBC Nantes One of the gifted person in the world of handball, young RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko playmaker, Domen Makuc, celebrated 18th birthday in July.The Slovenian “wunderkind” showed brilliant performance at the tournament in Struga, where RK Celje PL won the first place and he was elected for the best player.Take a look of 60 seconds of Makuc’s magic in the finish of match against French Fenix Toulouse.

These medieval Irish manuscripts are to be made public for the first

first_imgSusie Bioletti, Keeper Preservation & Conservation, Trinity College Dublin and Peter Keegan, Country Executive for Ireland, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Source: MARK MAXWELLFOUR MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS will be made public for the first time thanks to a grant from Bank of America Merrill Lynch to Trinity College Dublin’s library.Once they are conserved, the early Irish manuscripts will be made available in TCD Library’s digital collections.Most excitingly, they will be exhibited in public for the first time alongside the Book of Kells, the Book of Durrow and the Book of Armagh at the library.TCD Library will receive funding to conserve, research and digitise the manuscripts through Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s 2014 global Art Conservation Project.Since 2010, it has provided grants to museums in 27 countries supporting 71 conservation projects. Source: MARK MAXWELLThe grant will pay for the treatment, technical examination, digitisation and art historical study of four of the library’s most important early medieval Irish manuscripts: The Codex Usserianius Primus – the earliest known surviving Irish manuscript, dating back to the fifth century. It is recorded as an incomplete copy of the four Gospels on parchment.The Garland of Howth – an eighth century parchment manuscript associated with St Nessan’s monastery on Ireland’s Eye, which contains a copy of the four gospels. Features portraits of the evangelists and elaborated initials, with orange, white, yellow and blue pigments.The Book of Dimma – late eighth century manuscript on parchment, possibly produced at Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. Contains a copy of the four Gospels along with later tenth or eleventh century additions. Includes illuminated initials and portraits of the evangelists executed in red, yellow, blue and black pigments.The Book of Mulling – an eighth century pocket-gospel, with ninth century additions that is associated with the monastery of St Mullins in Co Carlow. Contains a copy of the four Gospels, and features portraits of the evangelists Matthew, Mark and John, together with illuminated initials.Susie Bioletti, head of Conservation at TCD Library, said this is the “single most generous grant ever bestowed on the Library for the conservation of early Irish manuscripts”, for which they are extremely grateful.She said there can now be scholarship and public engagement with these “national treasures”.Read: Houses to be knocked – because they’re not medieval>last_img read more

Coast Guard responds to help calls on Carrauntoohil it was just someone

first_imgTHE IRISH COAST Guard were tasked to Carrauntoohil in County Kerry yesterday afternoon after there were reports of someone calling for help from the mountain.Thankfully though the incident was far less serious than initially feared.A mountain guide informed Kerry Mountain Rescue that they had heard what they thought were calls for help.The Coast Guard helicopter, the Shannon R115, arrived to investigate the scene at 17.21pm with the Kerry Mountain Rescue also in attendance, but it was determined it was a false alarm.Fortunately, the calls were not calls for help at all, but it was a non Irish national praying rather loudly.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, the Irish Coast Guard said that they “have to investigate all calls and have to deal with all potentially dangerous situations”.Read: Five pilot whales die after pod gets stranded on Donegal beach>Read: Take a ride with us on an Irish Coast Guard helicopter>last_img read more

Id love to have played in another World Cup But I dont

first_img By Paul Fennessy Follow us: the42.ie Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Jun 23rd 2018, 1:36 AM Mick McCarthy and Roy Keane pictured during training at Saipan in 2002. Source: Andrew Paton/INPHOKeane played down the idea that his exit had anything to do with the perceived poor preparations and inept training facilities for the Irish team.“Far from it. That was all taken care of. That was sorted out one or two days before that. What really made me angry and disappointed is when you get accused of something by your manager in front of a group of players, you’re going to react and I reacted. As a senior player and captain, I just felt: ‘They are lies.’ I was basically accused of faking an injury and not being available for a match, when I was injured.It was a really strange time to bring it up and it wasn’t true. So if you make those kind of accusations against me, have a guess what is going to happen. One of the biggest problems of my career, like a lot of players — I’m no hero — I played far too many games when I was injured.“So to have that thrown at me was really strange. The timing of it in front of a group of players, let me tell you, you’re going to get fireworks. I would expect that from any player, particularly a senior player, so there you go.”Asked whether there was any situation where Keane would have returned to play in the World Cup, he responded: “If there was an apology, possibly yeah“It’s alright me sitting here. If you spoke to Mick or some of the other staff, they might have a different side to it. I know it takes two to tango. But that’s what happened.“Once I left the hotel, the team left early the next morning, the damage was done. If an apology came my way and [they said] it was a mishap, things could have been different. But once I landed back in Ireland, the damage was done. I couldn’t go back into work with a manager who probably felt that about me.Yet strangely enough, nobody ever made these accusations against me when I was playing and we were winning matches and we were qualifying. So I found the timing really strange, particularly in front of the staff and the group of players. The bibs and balls and cones — that was all taken care of, that had settled down. By the end of the week, we were kind of laughing and joking about that anyway — as you do, you have to move on.“But to be accused of missing a game because of an injury I was accused of not having, believe it or not, I let people off lightly. There could have been a lot more trouble, shall we say.”Asked why the accusation was made against the individual widely regarded as Ireland’s best player at the time, Keane responded: “You’d have to ask Mick.”Keane added that the fallout from the incident affected his family.“Mostly for my parents, it was a stressful time, without a shadow of a doubt. People say I ‘brought it on’ myself. I didn’t bring it on myself. This stuff was thrown at me, and yet they suffered for it. I could deal with it, because I’m thinking I knew what happened.“But I’d probably put myself in my parents’ shoes. I’ve got children. If they were going off to a sporting event that they dreamed they’d be involved in and made all these plans and one of my children ended up [in a similar situation], I’d be worried and stressed for them. But my family and parents trusted me to do what was right for myself, so there was no pressure with that. I just knew they were stressed from the usual stuff — the lies that were coming out about me and the accusations that weren’t true.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! 16 YEARS ON, Roy Keane has revisited the infamous Saipan controversy that led to him missing out on playing at the 2002 World Cup for Ireland.The former Man United star and current Ireland number two was speaking alongside the Boys in Green’s manager, Martin O’Neill, as part of ITV’s World Cup podcast.Keane played with Ireland at the 1994 World Cup and had been expected to lead the team in 2002, before a heated row with boss Mick McCarthy led to him leaving the camp.McCarthy had been angry over a brutally honest newspaper interview Keane had given in which he complained about Ireland’s preparations for the competition. The pair traded insults in front of other members of the squad, with McCarthy at one point accusing the Corkonian of “faking” injury to avoid playing in a match.That accusation especially angered Keane, who says he has no regrets over his behaviour at the time. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Listen to the podcast in full here.“I wouldn’t say I have any regrets. I was disappointed it happened, and the way it panned out.“There are obviously two sides to every story. There was a lot of talk when we got over there about the facilities — that was well documented. I was disappointed: no bibs, no balls, no cones, which really irritated me, because if it happened to Brazil or Germany or England at the time, there would have been uproar.“But for some reason, because it was Ireland, [people thought] it was like a laugh and a joke. I had enough years of laughing and joking. I felt at the time: ‘We’ve got to give ourselves the best opportunity.’“Strangely enough, that was all taken care of. Later on into the week, I think the night before we were leaving Saipan, there was a bit of a team meeting, I was confronted by the manager and I stood up and had to fight my corner. I would do it again tomorrow.“I’ve always said I’ve never lost a wink of sleep about how I reacted to the accusations that were made against me. I’d love to have played in another World Cup, of course I would have, that’s what the game is all about. We spoke early about my memories of the ’82 World Cup. Brilliant as a kid, you want to get involved. Thank God I played in ’94. You get greedy and selfish and want to play in another tournament. But it wasn’t to be. But I look back and don’t regret any of my actions. I wish it hadn’t happened. I wish things had panned out better. But that’s the way it goes.” 22,654 Views Share5 Tweet Email3 center_img Roy Keane is currently Ireland assistant boss. 85 Comments Roy Keane is currently Ireland assistant boss. Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Saturday 23 Jun 2018, 1:36 AM ‘I’d love to have played in another World Cup… But I don’t regret any of my actions’ Roy Keane has revisited the infamous Saipan controversy 16 years on. Could we see a shock World Cup winner for the first time since 1954?>Stoke and Arsenal stars on target as Switzerland earn dramatic late win> Short URL http://the42.ie/4087457 last_img read more

La Chine prête pour une croissance verte

first_imgLa Chine prête pour une croissance verte ?Seconde économie et premier pollueur du monde, la Chine semble prendre conscience de l’impact de sa croissance sur l’environnement, et travaillerait à l’élaboration d’un nouveau plan quinquennal visant à verdir son économie.En 2009, la Chine s’était engagée auprès de l’Onu à réduire de 40 à 45% sa consommation d’énergie par unité de produit intérieur brut d’ici 2020. Une ambition passant notamment par la fermeture des usines les plus polluantes du pays, qui devrait se poursuivre dans les années à venir.À lire aussiL’étrange phénomène des “Blue tears”, aussi splendide que dangereuxPlusieurs sources affirment en effet que le prochain plan quinquennal de la Chine serait plus vert que les précédents, rapporte Science et Avenir. Alors que la mise en place de taxes visant à soutenir le développement des énergies propres fait l’objet de discussions, et pourrait être concrétisée en 2013, le plan prévoit une hausse des prix de l’énergie. L’instauration de marchés de quotas d’émission de CO2 serait elle aussi envisagée.En outre, le gouvernement chinois entend renforcer sa lutte contre les pollutions nocives pour la santé. D’après le China Daily, le plan quinquennal prévoit en effet une réduction de 15%, et ce par rapport aux niveaux de 2007, des émissions de cinq métaux lourds : le plomb, le mercure, le chrome, le cadmium et l’arsenic. Il y a quelques jours, l’hebdomadaire chinois Nouveau siècle dressait un constat alarmant, révélant que 10% des récoltes de riz du pays sont contaminés par ces éléments (voir notre article). Le 6 mars 2011 à 15:10 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Super blue blood moon coming Jan 31

first_imgGet ready to see what NASA is calling a “lunar trifecta” next week.A “super blue blood moon” will be visible in the sky on Jan. 31.NASA says the rare lunar event is a combination of a super moon, a blue moon, and a blood moon. The last time one was witnessed happened in March of 1866, according to Space.com.This full moon is considered special for three reasons:The moon is closer to Earth in its orbit and 14 percent brighter than usual, making it a super moon.It’s the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a blue moon.This super blue moon will pass through Earth’s shadow for a total lunar eclipse. While in the Earth’s shadow, the moon will take on a reddish tint. That’s known as a “blood moon.”NASA says those in the eastern part of the U.S. will have just a half an hour, starting at 6:45 a.m., to see the phenomenon before the moon sets at 7:15 a.m. on the 31st.“So your best opportunity if you live in the East is to head outside about 6:45 a.m. and get to a high place to watch the start of the eclipse—make sure you have a clear line of sight to the horizon in the west-northwest, opposite from where the Sun will rise,” said NASA’s lunar blogger Gordon Johnston.If you can’t see it in person, NASA will also be livestreaming on their website starting at 5:30 a.m. Get ready for a lunar trifecta on Jan. 31 1⃣ The Moon will be full, near its closest point to Earth 2⃣ A lunar eclipse will be visible in parts of North America, Asia, & Oceania3⃣ It will be the 2nd full Moon this monthA super blue blood Moon! https://t.co/A1aH2Ze5qa pic.twitter.com/BD9jLXi9DN— NASA Moon (@NASAMoon) January 18, 2018Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. NASA says after this, the “super blue blood moon” won’t happen again until December 2047.last_img read more

People on the Move

first_img Hearst’s Veranda made two moves, appointing Denna Schacter luxury director, and Katie Tomlinson home furnishings manager. Schacter had most recently been ad director for Glamour, while Tomlinson was promoted from her position as account manager. Here’s the rest of this week’s people on the move: Bonnier’s motorcycle group has named Corie Windust as a marketing manager. Windust comes to Bonnier after eight years at American Honda. Tom Krazit also announced he’d be leaving his post as executive editor of Gigaom, though he’s uncertain where he’ll be going next. Andrew Conti was named vice president of sales for GCN Media. Conti had been in the same role at CWC Software previously. PAPER has hired Karim Abay to be its senior vice president of sales and marketing, and associate publisher. Abay had been associate publisher for Nylon. It’s been an honor and privilege to lead this group, one of the best groups of tech writers I’ve ever been associated with,” he wrote on Medium. “I have no specific plans at the moment, although there are a few of those proverbial irons in the fire. I’m honestly looking forward to a bit of a break from the grind of the modern media cycle.” The tech media landscape shuffled a bit this week as Buzzfeed continued to expand its San Francisco bureau, while Re/code and Gigaom lost key editors. John Paczkowski was the biggest name to change teams coming to Buzzfeed after serving as deputy managing editor for Re/code. He’ll be joined by William Alden, a reporter for The New York Times Dealbook blog, and Caroline O’Donovan, a reporter for the Neiman Journalism Lab. Condé Nast named Ky Harlin vice president of growth and data science. Harlin most recently served as director of data science at BuzzFeed. “What we’re trying to do is get reporters who understand technology, the changes it’s causing in society, in the economy, in our bodies even, and who can report from the front lines in a way that’s meaningful to a wide audience,” Mat Honan, head of the new San Francisco operation, tells VentureBeat. John Ecke will join Penton’s agriculture group as vice president of digital products. Ecke had been vice president, brand and product director for UBM Tech. Candice Rainey was named deputy editor for Condé Nast Traveler. Rainey had served in the same position for Details.last_img read more

Collectors told to prepare action plan for National Green

first_imgNizamabad: Telangana Chief Secretary SK Joshi has directed the district Collectors to prepare an action plan and to implement it in accordance with the National Green Tribunal Laws. He spoke with district Collectors through a video conference on Thursday.District Collector M Rammohan Rao said that every village has been identified as a dump yard and steps have been taken to reduce waste contamination. Hospitals also have been instructed to dispose the waste carefully and district officials are working with nature conservation to reduce pollution, he said. “We will hold a monthly meeting for the National Green Tribunal and send reports,” Rao said.last_img

At 268 meters The 42 in Kolkata is now the tallest building

first_imgTwitter TwitterAt 268 metres, The 42 in Kolkata is now the tallest building in India, putting other high rises like The Imperial in Mumbai to shame. The roof of the 62nd floor was added to the building earlier this month thus making it officially the tallest in the country.The 42 now dominates Kolkata’s skyline and it overlooks the Maidan and the Hooghly River.”The construction of The 42 has been completed. At 268 metres, it is now the tallest building in India. It would have been the second-tallest had the additional four floors that were later sanctioned not been constructed,” A N Shroff of Alcove Realty, one of the three companies working on the project told Times of India.In Kolkata, The 42 now surpasses the Urbana which stands tall at 161 metres and Forum Atmosphere and Westin which are both approximately 150 metres.”These new generation tall buildings and branded residences that cater to the aspiration class who want state of the art residences and workplaces are also redefining Kolkata’s skyline. New age developments like these will impart international and global favour to the city,” Harsh Patodia of Unimark Group, told India TV.Here are a few breathtaking photos of the high rise which has completely changed the Kolkata skyline. Facebook Facebook Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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