Big accident averted due to quick response by IndianOil officials

first_imgAmbala: A LPG tanker travelling towards Hoshiarpur in Punjab after filling up LPG from IndianOil’s LPG Bottling plant in Loni, Ghaziabad overturned near Ambala on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Immediately after receiving the news of the accident IndianOil General Manager Ravi Suresh Sharma, the in charge of the Ambala terminal constituted a 5 member quick response team which reached the site promptly. The team then coordinated with the local administration and arranged for the presence of 2 Fire tenders and an ambulance at the site as a measure of abundant precaution. The police from Baldev Nagar Station had meanwhile had cordoned off the area. In coordination with the National Highway Authority, the IndianOil team initiated the process of rescue for which 4 cranes were brought in and the tanker was brought on its wheels. The entire operation was supervised by the IndianOil Officials and no leakage of LPG took place from the tanker at any point of time due to the quick response of Indian Officials.last_img read more

Read More →

Funeral to be held today for BC teen whose apparent overdose was

first_imgLANGLEY, B.C. — A celebration of life is set to be held today for a 14-year-old British Columbia boy whose apparent drug overdose death was captured on video and posted to social media.Carson Crimeni’s death on Aug. 7 in Langley, B.C., is under investigation by RCMP and B.C.’s police oversight body, the Independent Investigations Office.The investigations office says RCMP were contacted at about 8 p.m. on the night Crimeni died by someone who had seen a Snapchat photo of him and was concerned about his welfare.Two RCMP members went to an area around a skateboard park, secondary school and athletic park in Langley’s Walnut Grove neighbourhood, but the investigations office says the two left when they found no sign of Crimeni.Crimeni was found later that night in an area near the skateboard park and was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead.RCMP have set up a 24-hour tip line seeking anyone who may have seen Crimeni in the hours before he died, as well as anyone who might have seen him with any other groups of people.An obituary published by Crimeni’s family last week described the teen as a “fun-loving jokester” who had “dreams of becoming a veterinarian or chef.”The funeral is to take place this afternoon in a Langley church.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Read More →

CTV TAPS THE BEAVERTON TO DELIVER ITS NEW YEARS EVE MARQUEE SPECIAL

first_img Facebook TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2017 – CTV announced today that it’s recruiting the minds behind THE BEAVERTON to highlight its New Year’s Eve must-watch viewing schedule with the year-end special event, THE BEAVERTON’S YEAR IN REVIEW: 2017, THE YEAR THAT SADLY WAS. Debuting Sunday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, the up-to-the-minute special helmed by co-anchors Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas is charged to deliver a satirical audit of the year’s unbelievable news with the same unapologetic and biting wit of its wildly popular online incarnation, TheBeaverton.com. Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement In the last 12 months, the world has survived Twitter wars, said goodbye to several cultural icons – either due to physical or social death – and witnessed the power of a can of Pepsi. Needless to say, there’s a lot to cover. So before 2018 starts blasting out headlines, THE BEAVERTON’S YEAR IN REVIEW: 2017, THE YEAR THAT SADLY WAS feasts on the year’s opioid-induced highs and apocalypse-adjacent lows, as it revisits the most-talked about topics of the year. Here’s a peek at what’s in store for viewers:Hosts Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas weigh in with the Top 17 explosive (and often surreal) news stories which include plenty of ‘TNT’, a.k.a., Trudeau and Trump.The Beaverton Sports Network checks out the Top 10 sports highlights of the year.Miguel and Emma face off in an epic battle, in 2017’s final Point/Counterpoint segment.The special also airs on The Comedy Network on Monday, Jan. 1 at 10 p.m. ET, and will be available on demand at CTV.ca, CTV GO, TheComedyNetwork.ca, and CraveTV, following its Comedy broadcast.Fueled by the no-holds-barred wit of a writing room led by co-creators and series showrunners Luke Gordon-Field and Jeff Detsky (CALL ME FITZ, SEED), The Comedy Network’s original series THE BEAVERTON hits above, below, and to the right and left of the belt, casting a Canadian lens on global issues with timely and topical viral-ready segments. Delivering the critical blows are comedians and co-anchors Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas, along with correspondents Aisha Alfa, Dave Barclay, Laura Cilevitz, Donavon Stinson, and Marilla Wex.Seasons 1 and 2 of THE BEAVERTON are currently streaming on CraveTV. Viewers can also engage with the series and access exclusive digital content 24/7 across The Beaverton and Comedy’s social media accounts, and TheBeaverton.com. New episodes of THE BEAVERTON return to The Comedy Network Wednesday Jan. 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.THE BEAVERTON is the brainchild of co-creators Luke Gordon Field and Jeff Detsky (CALL ME FITZ, SEED) of TheBeaverton.com, as well as website senior editors Jacob Duarte Spiel and Alexander Saxton. Directors are Shelagh O’Brien (JUST FOR LAUGHS GALAS), Andrew Bush (PICNICFACE), Craig David Wallace (TODD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL), and Henry Sarwer-Foner (THE RICK MERCER REPORT). Pier 21 Film’s Laszlo Barna and Melissa Williamson serve as Executive Producers. Nicole Butler serves as Producer.THE BEAVERTON is produced by Pier 21 Films in association with The Comedy Network, with the participation of Canadian Media Fund, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Original Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Production executive for Bell Media is Bill Lundy. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:CTV on TwitterThe Comedy Network on TwitterThe Beaverton on TwitterEmma Hunter on TwitterMiguel Rivas on TwitterFacebook:facebook.com/ctvThe Comedy Network on FacebookThe Beaverton on FacebookInstagram:CTV_TelevisionAbout Pier 21 FilmsPier 21 Films is a television and film production company that builds on founder Laszlo Barna’s history of creating award-winning scripted and non-scripted television series, mini-series, movies of the week, and feature films. Pier 21’s reputation for the development, production, financing, and packaging of innovative top quality programming within North America and for the international marketplace is growing rapidly. Following the success of Pier 21’s G-SPOT, DA VINCI’S INQUEST, WRATH OF GRAPES: THE DON CHERRY STORY II (2012), and TREASURES DECODED, Pier 21 is continuing their tradition of delivering innovative programming. www.pier21films.comAbout Bell Media Original ProgrammingBell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include the hit drama CARDINAL, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and MASTERCHEF CANADA, new original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL, and the upcoming international TV format THE LAUNCH. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s KILLJOYS and WYNONNA EARP; CraveTV hit comedy LETTERKENNY; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON as well as the upcoming CORNER GAS ANIMATED; and multiple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.About CTVCTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 16 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.About The Comedy NetworkCanada’s first specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, Comedy broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy – as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, Comedy reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into home-grown productions. Comedy is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and is available in nearly six million households across the country. “In the crowded landscape of late-night satire, THE BEAVERTON has broken through boundaries, and carved out its own space” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “Capping off the year with a stand-alone special on CTV made perfect sense, as we continue to champion this show and expand its reach.”“THE BEAVERTON’S YEAR IN REVIEW will help us figure out 2017, a year that was strange to live, but funny in hindsight,” said Executive Producer and President of Pier 21 Films, Laszlo Barna. Twitterlast_img read more

Read More →

Cardinal Energy cleaning up after 320000 litres of oil and produced water

first_imgSWAN HILLS, Alta. — A large spill of crude oil and produced water at Cardinal Energy’s facility near Swan Hills is being cleaned up.The Alberta Energy Regulator has few details about Saturday’s spill on its compliance reporting website.It says 320,000 litres of the substances leaked after a problem with pump equipment. The regulator says no wildlife has been affected.Cardinal Energy could not immediately be reached for comment.The facility where the spill happened is near Swan Hills, Alta., which is about 220 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Read More →

Moroccan National Football Team to Face Tunisia

By Safaa KasraouiRabat – Following its victory against Burkina Faso on Friday, the Moroccan and Tunisian national football teams are going head to head on Tuesday, March 28 in Marrakech.The Moroccan team beat Burkina Faso 2-0 in their game on Friday, March 24. Morocco’s coach, Hervé Renard, is set to reintegrate AFC Ajax player Hakim Ziyech into the the team’s roster after his absence in 2017.The newly elected CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad, will hold a press conference with Fouzi Lekjaa, the elected member of CAF executive committee, in Marrakech on the same day of the game.The CAF president is also expected to appear at the attendees platform during Morocco’s match.The Moroccan national team won nine places in the FIFA rankings in January 2017, and it is now ranked 48th in the world and 10th in Africa. read more

Read More →

UN chief pays tribute to the courage of DR Congo citizens facing

Temperature check for @antonioguterres upon arrival in Mangina, DR Congo, where the Ebola epidemic started 13 months ago. pic.twitter.com/WOZkICa0qL— UN Spokesperson (@UN_Spokesperson) September 1, 2019 Mr. Guterres was speaking at a press conference on Sunday, in the town of Beni, which is at the epicentre of the country’s deadly Ebola epidemic, where, he said, the people of the region are also facing other serious problems, such as measles, malaria and cholera, as well as insecurity.Speaking in French, he said “I hope that my presence here today reaffirms my full support for MONUSCO [the UN stabilization mission in the country], in the fight against armed groups who spread fear and death. MONUSCO, and its partners – the armed forces of RDC, and the Congolese national police – continue to work together to bring peace and security to the region”.The UN chief went on express his condolences to the families, and loved ones, of the victims of violence, and called on all armed groups to immediately end their attacks on the civil population, and the security forces charged with protecting the Congolese people.”The blue helmets have paid a heavy price in the service of peace. But this only strengthens our determination. We will do all that we can to put an end to the scourge of insecurity in this region. It is important that the people of Beni knows that we hear the cries of distress”.The United Nations system is determined to support the Congolese authorities, local communities and civil society actors, added Mr.Guterres, in the fight against insecurity, and that he will raise the subject with the national authorities in the capital, Kinshasa, on Monday.The Secretary-General also visited the Mangina Ebola Treatment Centre on Sunday, where he expressed his admiration for the resilience of the community, and pointed out the central importance of security to tackling the disease.“To fight Ebola, we need freedom of movement, we need access, we need security”, he said, “And our solidarity must be expressed through increased cooperation between MONUSCO and the Armed Forces of the DRC, to do everything possible to convince them to reintegrate into society”.The countries and organizations that have made financial commitments to support the Ebola response must, said Mr. Guterres, honour their promises, so that the response can continue, uninterrupted, in all affected areas. read more

Read More →

Macron seeks to cut number of MPs by a third

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFrance has not declared war on Syria regime, says MacronApril 16, 2018In “World”Hundreds injured in France fuel protestNovember 18, 2018In “latest news”France to end sale of diesel and gasoline vehicles by 2040July 6, 2017In “World” It is rare for the French president to address Congress at Versailles – Nicolas Sarkozy was the first (AFP/Getty Images)(BBC) French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed a radical overhaul of the country’s government.Speaking at the historic Palace of Versailles, he said he planned to cut the number of lawmakers by a third.Doing so would produce a more efficient government and put France on a “radically new path”, said Mr Macron.The French president says he has a broad mandate after sweeping wins in presidential and parliamentary elections this year.If his proposed changes were not passed by parliament within a year, he said he would take the decision to a referendum.In his 90-minute speech, the 39-year-old leader vowed to return a “collective dignity” to France.“In the past, procedures have taken preference over results, rules over initiative, living off the public purse over fairness,” he said.The proposed cuts would reduce the number of National Assembly members from 577 to 385, and the numbers of Senate members from 348 to 232.He also said:The European Union had “lost its way” in the past 10 years amid growing bureaucracy – a solution was a “new generation of leaders”France’s electoral system would be changed to allow more proportional representation, so more voices would be heard at government levelFrance’s state of emergency, put in place after terror attacks, would be removed by the autumnMacron said France had “taken the wrong path” in the past.Mr Macron is not the first president to convene a session at Versailles, the grand 17th Century palace outside Paris built by Louis XIV, “the Sun King”.The decision to convene Congress at the palace has come in for criticism, however, and has provided further material for critics of Mr Macron who have accused him of aloofness.While he engaged freely with the press during his electoral campaign, he has made little contact since, and will not conduct the traditional presidential interview for the 14 July national holiday, Bastille Day.Three parties, including Jean-Luc Mélénchon’s far-left France Unbowed, boycotted the event. Mr Mélénchon accused Mr Macron of “crossing a line with the pharaonic aspect of his presidential monarchy”.The front page of Monday’s Libération showed an image of Mr Macron as Jupiter, the king of the gods, holding forked lightning. Expressing concern, the centre-left newspaper said the session in Versailles was the latest manifestation of the president’s authoritarian nature.Mr Macron’s La République en Marche (LREM) party began life only in April 2016, but the former finance minister swept to victory in the second round of the presidential election on 7 May.A month later, his party and its allies went on to claim 350 of the 577 seats in parliamentary elections, a win he says has given him the mandate to push through wide-ranging social and economic reforms.Meanwhile, police have confirmed that a suspected far-right extremist has been charged with plotting to kill Mr Macron at the Bastille Day parade later this month. read more

Read More →

Were not running away from a noconfidence motion says Nagamootoo as

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPresident’s medical condition was never a factor for no-confidence motion- PPPDecember 20, 2018In “latest news”Opposition’s no-confidence motion against Govt set for December 21December 13, 2018In “latest news”Jagdeo wants no-confidence debated before Budget presentationNovember 21, 2018In “latest news” … to be debated in December after Budget presentation, debatePrime Minister Moses NagamootooPrime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has asserted that the Coalition Administration of which he is apart of is not running away from the the no-confidence motion laid against them by Leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Dr Bharrat Jagdeo.However, Nagamootoo, in an address to the public that was streamed live on the Department of Public Information’s (DPI) facebook page, asserted that the motion will not be debated before the presentation and debate of Budget 2019.Moreover, while the Prime Minister assured that his administration is committed to debating the no-confidence motion, a date for its debate has not been fixed.“We’re not running away from a no-confidence motion, we are prepared for a discussion on any such motion, but we believe that there are some issues that take precedent over such a motion…We will debate this motion, we will have this motion discussed, and we will defeat it; because it is not a viable motion, it is a motion that is bred out of desperation; it is a motion that is bred out of Opposition frustration; it is a motion that is bred by this opportunism to look forward to the new wealth of Guyana and trying to destabilise our beautiful country,” Nagamootoo posited, among other things, in his Friday afternoon address.Referring to the Nagamootoo’s comments as “vacuous ramblings” the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in a subsequent release called on Government to put the motion up for debate at the earliest time possible.The Opposition said on Friday that in an attempt to make a ridiculous case that the no-confidence motion is an act of desperation and would be defeated, Nagamootoo has comically and desperately sought to argue for a delay in debating it.“As they say, ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’. Nagamootoo should stop spouting hot air and bring on the no-confidence motion for debate earliest. Despite all the “fat talk”, the truth is he is scared to death to do so. Instead, he parrots the Government’s position that the budget must be presented and debated first,” the PPP declared.The PPP has also said that Government must accept the reality that Nagamootoo is widely regarded as a “political joke” in Guyana, and should be the last person assigned the responsibility of publishing the Government’s position; that is, if the Government wants that position to be taken seriously by the nation.“This man simply has no credibility in the eyes of the Guyanese public, because of the number of lies which he has spoken and written over the years. Only recently, he threatened to demolish the PPP at Whim and at the Local Government Elections (LGE). The results show that not even the backers voted for his candidates at Whim, and the AFC received less than 4 per cent of the total votes cast at the LGE,” the party posited.The PPP went on to address Nagamootoo’s claim of “fear and desperation”, reminding him that as Leader of Government Business, instead of leading his troops to Parliament last Friday, he led them into hiding at Congress Place; and “with the gates securely locked and the environs surrounded by a band of aggressive APNU supporters, he then puffed his chest to the press as he declared that he is not afraid of the no-confidence motion.”“We reiterate our call for the no-confidence motion to be debated in the Parliament earliest, and we respectfully demand that the National Assembly puts the Motion up for debate. We say to the Government, ‘Stop the grandstanding outside the National Assembly and come to the National Assembly to debate the Motion’,” said the PPP.Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs, has written the Parliamentary Opposition, informing them that their motion will not be heard before the 2019 Budget is dealt with by the House.Opposition Member of Parliament and former Attorney General Anil Nandlall had contended that the motion “cannot be ignored or tossed aside in favour of other Government business in the National Assembly. Certainly, it is required to be debated before a national budget is presented. The rationale is a pragmatic one: that if the No-Confidence Motion is dealt with after the budget, then the Government that presented the budget may not be in office to implement that budget,”.Finance Minister Winston Jordan is expected to present the National Budget on Monday, November 26, 2018, and the debate is expected to commence one week after, with Consideration of the Estimates beginning the following week. read more

Read More →

Inondations 10 morts et 4 disparus dans le Var

first_imgInondations : 10 morts et 4 disparus dans le VarFrance- Le bilan des inondations s’est encore alourdi dans le Var. Il y a un peu plus d’une heure, l’AFP faisait état de dix morts et de quatre disparus. A l’origine de ces inondations, les pluies torrentielles qui se sont abattues sur le Var et dans tout le sud-est de la France. La sous-préfète de Draguignan explique : “Une décrue est constatée à Draguignan mais il y a toujours des pluies à Roquebrune et Fréjus et l’on surveille le niveau des cours d’eau et notamment celui de l’Argens à Roquebrune”.Parmi les dix personnes décédées, seules cinq ont pu être identifiées et les corps des cinq autres n’ont pas encore pu être récupérés. 200.000 foyers sont privés d’électricité et les réseaux de transports sont également touchés. Le ministre de l’Intérieur, Brice Hortefeux doit se rendre ce matin dans le Var. Le 16 juin 2010 à 09:39 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Read More →

FlipBoard débarque en version bêta sur Android

first_imgFlipBoard débarque en version bêta sur AndroidL’application qui n’était jusque-là disponible que sur iOS débarque dans sa version bêta sur Android, et en version finale uniquement sur le Samsung Galaxy S III.Les possesseurs de terminaux Android vont également avoir le droit à FlipBoard. Si seuls les utilisateurs du Samsung Galaxy S III y auront droit dans sa version finale, pendant quelques semaines une version bêta est disponible pour de nombreux autres terminaux mobiles tournant sous l’OS de Google, explique Generation NT.Cette application organise de façon originale la consultation des flux d’informations et les fils des réseaux sociaux. Elle se présente comme un concurrent de poids pour Google Flux/Google Currents, qui s’inspire d’ailleurs largement de FlipBoard dans son interface et sa façon d’organiser les flux. Le 3 juin 2012 à 11:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Read More →

Big Cass removed from match on Smackdown Live tomorrow night, Second Chance Match added

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event Twittercenter_img WWE posted the following on Twitter on Monday afternoon from Smackdown Live GM Paige, announcing that Big Cass has been pulled from his Money in the Bank Qualifying Match on tomorrow night’s Smackdown Live against Samoa Joe to his ongoing knee issues that are storyline-based.Due to @BigCassWWE injury, @WWEDanielBryan will face @JEFFHARDYBRAND tomorrow night on #SDLive in a second chance match…The winner will face @SamoaJoe NEXT WEEK for an opportunity to qualify and enter the Men’s #MITB Ladder Match.— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) May 21, 2018WWE then announced that Daniel Bryan will face WWE US Champion Jeff Hardy in a Second Chance Match tomorrow night on Smackdown Live from Worcester, Massachusetts, and the winner will face Samoa Joe in the Money in the Bank Qualifying Match the following week on May 29.It’ll be @WWEDanielBryan vs. @JEFFHARDYBRAND tomorrow on #SDLive… and the winner will battle @SamoaJoe in a #MITB Qualifying Match on May 29! https://t.co/9xORJ7Q19z— WWE (@WWE) May 21, 2018Cass was selling his knee injury from an attack by Daniel Bryan on last week’s Smackdown Live during the remainder of the WWE tour this past weekend and led some to believe it was a legitimate injury, but it wound up being storyline-based per multiple wrestling media reports. Facebook Former WWE star Big Cass reportedly has incident at WrestlePro Event in New Jersey WWE Smackdown Results – 9/3/19 (King of the Ring Quarterfinals, Daniel Bryan apology)last_img read more

Read More →

Capello says Messi is a genius Ronaldo is important

first_imgThe former England manager talked to the press on Monday and praised the work of the Argentinean footballer and the Portuguese superstar.Former England national team manager Fabio Capello spoke to the press on Monday as his ex-team Juventus is facing Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League.But the manager focused on something else: Barcelona’s superstar Lionel Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.“Leo Messi is not a footballer, he is a genius and the only genius in world football,” Capello said according to Spanish media outlet Marca.“He has not won much silverware with Argentina but that is because he cannot do it all alone.”pic.twitter.com/CbgBz9Qdx3— Team Lionel Messi (@MessiTeamCo) February 17, 2019“Cristiano has woken up a lot of Juventus players,” he also said about Bianconeri superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.“Bringing him to the club has been a wake-up call for many players and he has made them improve.”“He is very important for Juventus because having someone as good as him at training every day and someone who takes care of himself in the way Ronaldo does, is hugely significant for a team that was coasting,” he explained.“It is obvious that he is desperate to win the Champions League with Juventus.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Capello was full of praise for many players, including Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.“He is excellent, very intelligent, has bags of quality and is very dangerous because as well as chipping in with lots of goals for his team, he is also very hard-working,” he said.“Atletico have done well to keep hold of him.”“I like managers like them who are open and willing to mix things up from time to time and not stick to one formation or game plan,” he said talking about Massimiliano Allegri and Diego Pablo Simeone.“They know their best starting eleven, they study their opponents in-depth and they are always aware of where the potential danger will come from and the areas where they feel they can exploit and take advantage of.”And before he signed off, he talked about Real Madrid’s young promise Vinicius Junior.“They told me three years ago that he was the next Brazilian talent to look out for,” he revealed.“He is quick, knows how to play and is very talented. He now just needs to add goals to his game.”Everyone. Everywhere. #GETREADY#AtletiJuve #UCL #FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/yyuRKtMpMc— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) February 17, 2019last_img read more

Read More →

Soy Growers Urge Congress to Increase 2018 Farm Bill Funding

first_imgSoy growers and several other agriculture groups are urging Congress to increase funding for the 2018 Farm Bill, as farmers face an economic downturn not seen since the Great Depression.In a letter this week to Congressional budget and appropriations committees, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and other groups expressed concerns regarding financially difficult times for farmers as prices remain low, cost of production climbs and net farm income has dropped 50 percent in four years.“While we do not yet have a full-fledged financial crisis in rural America, a good many farmers and ranchers are not going to be able to cash-flow in 2017,” the letter states. “With USDA projecting continued low prices in 2018 and beyond, this situation threatens to quickly and vastly expand with each and every crop year.”They added that a strong safety net will ensure that U.S. growers and ranchers can continue farming until conditions turn around.“Providing this safety net will be impossible to achieve without providing additional funding outside the current Farm Bill resources,” the groups state in the letter. “We were the only sector willing to contribute to deficit reduction when the farm economy was healthy.  Now we look to Congress to provide the resources necessary to help America’s farmers and ranchers through this very difficult period.  Farm budgets are very tight this year and with USDA predicting commodity prices to remain flat for the next several years, we need a strong, effective farm bill to help farmers and ranchers through this difficult, long-term period of depressed prices and income.”At the beginning of the month, the House Agriculture Committee also asked the committee to refrain from more budget cuts on ag and underscored the “severe economic slump” in rural America.Click here to read the entire letter.last_img read more

Read More →

What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 4

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, August 4, 2019, from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.August 4 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmGaouette FarmHawaiian Jim’s Shaved IceKC Styles Ma & Pa PicklesPurple Carrot BreadSeafood ExpressTewksbury HoneyAdditional Attractions:Storytime from Wilmington Memorial LibraryBook Store Next Door and Global Child at Community TablesMake A Car at the Kids TableLike 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… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 25In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 11In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 18In “Community”last_img read more

Read More →

Gold Slips Poised for Weekly Loss on Strong US Data Dollar

first_imgGold dipped for a third session in a row on Friday and was set to snap a two-week winning streak as a firmer US dollar and robust economic data dented the metal’s appeal as a hedge.Bullion’s dip comes despite a tumble in US stock futures and gains in other safe-havens such as bonds and the yen after a doctor in New York City tested positive for Ebola.The metal was weighed down by strong global economic data on Thursday that calmed investor nerves after a recent selloff, prompting many to pull out of gold and get back into riskier assets.”Gold prices weakened as positive economic data hurt investor demand,” said Victor Thianpiriya, an analyst at ANZ.”The combination of a stronger dollar and higher bond yields has seen gold exchange-traded fund (ETF) holdings slump. Strong physical demand is only providing a backstop for prices,” said Thianpiriya.Spot gold eased 0.2 percent to $1,229.98 an ounce by 0341 GMT, after slipping over 1 percent in the previous two sessions.The metal is headed for a weekly loss of 0.6 percent as the dollar gained after two weekly declines in a row.A strong greenback makes gold more expensive for holders of other currencies.Data on Thursday showed that new claims for U.S. unemployment benefits held below 300,000 for a sixth straight week last week, suggesting the labour market was shrugging off jitters over a slowing global economy.Euro zone businesses performed much better than forecasters expected this month and China’s vast factory sector grew a shade faster, but U.S. manufacturing activity sputtered to its slowest since July, underscoring the uneven nature of the post-crisis global economy.Holdings in SPDR Gold Trust, the world’s top bullion ETF, fell to its lowest since late 2008 this week, in a sign of lingering bearish sentiment in the bullion market.The fund also saw earlier this week its biggest daily percentage drop in holdings in a year despite a price jump to a six-week high.Palladium was the best performer among precious metals for the week, with a near 4 percent jump.”For the moment it looks like palladium is the favoured metal out of the precious four,” MKS Group said in a note. “Supply concerns out of Russia and rumours of stockpiling are helping a positive technical scene on the charts.”last_img read more

Read More →

Street agitation after Eid hints Moudud

first_imgBNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed. Prothom Alo File PhotoBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday hinted that their party will come up with harsher programmes after Eid-ul-Fitr as it is the only way to realise their demands and free their chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail, reports UNB.”I admit that it’s not possible to ensure Khaleda Zia’s release through court and peaceful action programmes. I think street agitation is the only way,” he said.Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader further said, “No public demand could be realised without a movement. We must choose the path which is conducive to realising our demands. We’ll have to take the path of tougher action programme after the Ramadan month.”Khaleda Zia Mukti Parishad arranged the programme at the Jatiya Press Club demanding the BNP chairperson’s release from jail.Turning to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s India tour, the BNP leader hoped that she will not return home empty-handed this time. “She’ll return home signing the Teesta water-sharing deal.”Otherwise, Moudud, a BNP standing committee member, said the Prime Minister’s India tour will turn into a failed one.Sheikh Hasina went to West Bengal, India this morning on a two-day visit at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.Moudud said their party is working out strategies to foil the ‘evil plans’ of the ruling party to rig Gazipur election in the same technique they used in Khulna.”It was the election of police and Rab, not of people, in Khulna. It was also not a fair and credible election there. Now they (AL) are out to hold the Gazipur polls in Khulna style,” he observed.The BNP leader said their party leaders and activists will make their all-out efforts so that the ruling party cannot hold the Gazipur polls in Khulna style.last_img read more

Read More →

Texas Church Gunman Escaped From Mental Health Facility Threatened USAF Superiors Documents

first_imgTwitter via @BBCworldTexas shooter Devin Patrick KelleyAccording to the New York Times, the gunman who killed 26 people in a rural Texas church on Sunday escaped from a psychiatric hospital while he was in the Air Force, after making death threats against his superiors and trying to smuggle weapons onto the base where he was stationed, a 2012 police report shows.The New York Times reported that, the police took the man, Devin P. Kelley, into custody at a bus station in downtown El Paso, where he apparently planned to flee on a bus after escaping from Peak Behavioral Health Services, a hospital a few miles away in Santa Teresa, N.M. He was sent there after being charged in a military court with assaulting his wife and baby stepson, charges he later pleaded guilty to. Sharelast_img read more

Read More →

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday May 19

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uA review of some of the top news stories of the week directly from the pages of the AFRO, with managing editor Kamau High. Plus, The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis report on law enforcement and politics, including thoughts on the issuing of the first license to grow medical marijuana in the state, despite none of the companies in line for the potentially multi-billion dollar industry are owned by people of color.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img read more

Read More →

A Memorial Or a Dicey Mix of Church and State

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comFor almost a century, Peace Cross has stood in the District of Columbia suburbs, as a symbol to recognize the fallen soldiers during World War I, yet now the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) must decide whether the emblem is simply a monument or a challenge to the Constitutional mandate of separation of church and state.The American Humanist Association argues the latter.Peace Cross, built to commemorate the lives of 49 soldiers from Prince George’s County, Md. who lost their lives during World War I, is now being challenged as a violation of the Constitutional separation of church and state. (Courtesy Photo)The Washington area affiliate of the organization argues Peace Cross, “discriminates against patriotic soldiers who are not Christian, sending a callous message to non-Christians that Christians are worthy of veneration while they may as well be forgotten,” according to The Baltimore Sun. Located in Maryland’s Bladensburg community, near the intersection of Annapolis and Bladensburg Roads, Peace Cross was built in 1925 to commemorate 49 fallen soldiers from Prince George’s County who died in WWI and for that reason Maryland lawmakers want it to remain.The state of Maryland filed an amicus brief requesting SCOTUS to hear the case with the endorsement of Gov. Larry Hogan, who said the state was, “determined to fight all the way to the highest court in the land to keep it standing tall and proud.”However, those against the monument say the 40-foot-tall Peace Cross is a massive endorsement of Christianity.  Additionally the American Humanist Association noted that near the site are more monuments significantly smaller in size.Judges in Virginia’s federal appeals court initially ruled against Peace Cross, saying it “has the primary effect of endorsing religion and excessively entangles the government in religion.”Yet those who support Peace Cross argue that the shape is simply a secular acknowledgment of those who lost their lives in WWI, not used to depict a religious message.  Other backers said the shape of the cross has little do with religion, but emulates the grave markers used overseas for fallen American soldiers.Starting their fight against the symbol in 2014, the local American Humanist Association affiliate insisted their issue was solely with the Bladensburg monument, and did not want the case to go to SCOTUS.Now that the Peace Cross issue has reached SCOTUS, which on Nov. 2 agreed to move forward with the case, the 93-year-old monument might serve as a deciding factor for memorials around the country. The case is Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission v. American Humanist Association.Supporters of the cross note that SCOTUS has previously clarified in the case of similar memorials that monuments, particularly longstanding ones, utilize religious iconography to relay a secular message- thus not violating the Constitution.last_img read more

Read More →

The Queer Eye heroes all met up and the pictures are breaking

first_imgGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Queer Eye ‘heroes’ all had a party The Queer Eye ‘heroes’, as the Fab Five calls them, all met up. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) A lesbian Queer Eye is in the making and this is how you can helpHere is the trailer for Netflix’s Queer Eye season 2Meet queerboudica, the ‘offensively gay’ queer woman on TwitterRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/the-queer-eye-heroes-all-met-up-and-the-pictures-are-breaking-the-internet/ He added: ‘We all enjoyed our first of many gatherings to come and even more heroes to join in the future for those who couldn’t make it today.’Skyler said they all wanted to thank the Fab 5 for the ‘amazing experience to bond over’.‘What a day!’‘What a day!’ Tammye said on her Instagram.‘I fell in love with a family of amazing people today that are in my heart forever!’And Myles said: ‘Had the best time meeting fellow Queer Eye heroes today. Every single person I meet today were some of the most beautiful songs you will ever meet. Still smiling.’And Sean, from the young musician episode, said: ‘Had a blast at the Queer Eye reunion.‘It was such an honor to meet some of the other people who have had their lives touched by the Fab 5.’ The pictures, we have to say, are incredible.If you want to talk about the most ambitious crossover event in history, this might be it.Queer Eye heroes all met for a partySkyler Jay, who you might remember from the trans episode, organized the event with the help of Mama Tammye and Myles Hicks.Ten out of the 16 participants were able to meet up at Tammye’s church reception hall.‘Today my family grew, and I’m so thankful for that,’ Skyler said.‘Bringing these humans together today was an absolute honor. I pride myself on being able to bring people together for a good time.‘I must admit I was nervous throughout the planning.‘This is definitely the most diverse group of individuals I have thrown a party for.‘We are all so different and beautiful in our own way. Many of us probably would of never ever even been in the same room with one another prior to Queer Eye or been willing to have such an open important dialogue today, but here we are.‘A family of different races, ages, religions, genders, and sexual orientations, all under one roof peacefully and respectfully. Just take a minute and soak up the power in that.’ GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

Read More →