4 days agoSampdoria coach Ranieri satisfied with Roma stalemate

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sampdoria coach Ranieri satisfied with Roma stalemateby Carlos Volcano4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri was satisfied with their 0-0 draw against Roma.It marked Ranieri’s first game in charge.“The lads worked very well in training, but you can only tell so much in that situation,” he told Sky Sport Italia.“Roma are a good team, they keep possession, but we wanted to push them towards the wings, as they are above all dangerous through the middle. We weren’t that interested in possession.”Ranieri celebrates his 68th birthday on Sunday and joked when asked about his surprise pick of Andrea Bertolacci.“I preferred to be called a wily old fox when I was young, as now it feels a little too close to home! Maybe you think I’m going senile…“I told Bertolacci to play as long as he could and then I’d bring in Albin Ekdal, who arrived very tired after international duty. I was satisfied with the midfield, combining experience with youth. I had wanted Bertolacci in a more advanced position, closer to Quagliarella, but after a while there were too many gaps and I asked him to remain back there to protect the defence.” last_img read more

4-Star LB Roquan Smith Announces He’s Committed To Georgia

first_imgA general view of the Georgia Bulldogs football stadium.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 45 – 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)Roquan Smith, a four-star linebacker out of Montezuma, Ga., has committed to Georgia. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound prospect pledged to UCLA on National Signing Day, but de-committed when the Bruins’ defensive coordinator, Jeff Ulbrich, left for a job with the Atlanta Falcons. Smith has opted not to sign a binding national letter of intent; he’s signed a financial aid agreement instead. Smith is ranked the No. 5 outside linebacker in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. Georgia’s 2015 class ranks No. 9 in the country and No. 5 in the SEC by 247 Sports. The Bulldogs now have 30 commitments in the class.last_img read more

Iowa Releases Official Week 1 Depth Chart

first_imgIowa football players walk out onto the field.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 05: The Iowa Hawkeyes take the field in front of their fans against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Iowa won 24-14. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The Iowa Hawkeyes are eight days away from their season opener against Miami (OH). Ahead of the start of the new season, the team has released its first depth chart of the season.David Eickholt of The Hawkeye Insider posted the team depth chart on Friday afternoon. Iowa included a full two-deep ahead of the Week 1 game against Miami (OH).He notes that the names reflected on the chart may not be identical to the players who start in Week 1, due to injuries.Here are Iowa’s designated starters: QB – Nate Stanley RB – Mekhi Sargent FB – Brady Ross WR – Brandon Smith WR- Ihmir Smith-Marsette TE – Nate Wieting LT – Alaric Jackson LG – Landan Paulsen C – Tyler Linderbaum RG – Levi Paulsen or Cole Banwart RT – Tristan WirfsDE – Chauncey Golston DT – Cedrick Lattimore DT – Brady Reiff DE – AJ Epenesa Leo/Cash – Barrington Wade MLB – Kristian Welch WLB – Djimon Colbert LCB – Michael Ojemudia SS – Geno Stone FS – Kaevon Merriweather RCB – Matt HankinsKicker – Caleb Shudak or Keith Duncan Punter – Michael Sleep-Dalton Kick/Punt Return – Ihmir-Smith Marsette LS – Jackson Subbert Holder – Colten Rastetter#Hawkeyes first depth chart. pic.twitter.com/ljipoO8zcA— David Eickholt (@DEickholt247) August 23, 2019While quarterback Nate Stanley was naturally named the starter, his primary backup is still in dispute. Redshirt freshman Spencer Petras and sophomore Peyton Mansell are still competing for the role.There’s also a little controversy at the placekicker position. Juniors Caleb Shurdak and Keith Duncan still vying for the job.Only one Iowa freshman is slated to start in the initial lineup: center Tyler Linderbaum, who redshirted in 2018.But without a doubt the most eyes will be on junior defensive end A.J. Epenesa and right tackle Tristan Wirfs. Both of them are expected to be stars in the Big Ten this year, and potential first round NFL Draft picks.last_img read more

Chelsea rout just another three points, says Manchester City’s Sterling

first_img Next Reuters LondonFebruary 11, 2019UPDATED: February 11, 2019 14:14 IST Sergio Aguero scored his third hat-trick of the season to equal Alan Shearer’s record of 11 in the Premier League (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City thrashed Chelsea 6-0 Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for Manchester City as early as the 6th minuteSterling said Manchester City depends on Aguero and he is a player whom the club should cherishManchester City’s 6-0 demolition of Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday proved the champions are back to their best and put the pressure on title rivals Liverpool, but forward Raheem Sterling said it was just another three points in the bank.City moved top of the standings, though Liverpool have played a game less, after Pep Guardiola’s side tore Chelsea apart at the Etihad Stadium.Sterling opened the scoring in the fourth minute against Chelsea, who had handed City their first league defeat of the season in the reverse fixture in December.”It was just a win and another three points. The most important thing is to get three points,” Sterling told City’s website.”It was a terrific performance from the team, the manager set us up and got us ready for the game.”Sergio Aguero scored his third hat-trick of the season to equal Alan Shearer’s record of 11 in the Premier League, and Sterling said he was a player City should “cherish”.”Sergio is a player we depend on,” Sterling said of the Argentine, who moved to the top of the league’s goal-scoring charts with 17. “You saw with his first strike putting the ball in the top corner, you have to cherish players like that.”Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri did not shake hands with Guardiola after the match, walking straight down the tunnel instead, but both managers sought to play down the incident.”I didn’t see him at that moment,” Sarri told reporters. “I will see him afterwards, it was by chance.”advertisementGuardiola was keen to give his opposite number the benefit of the doubt, stressing that the two managers shared a “good relationship”.Chelsea and City meet later this month in the League Cup final at Wembley on February 24.Also Read | Manchester United not a laughing stock any more, says Phil JonesAlso Read | My job is always at risk, says Maurizio Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 drubbingAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Manchester City vs ChelseaFollow Premier leagueFollow Sergio Aguero Chelsea rout just another three points, says Manchester City’s SterlingCity moved top of the standings, though Liverpool have played a game less, after Pep Guardiola’s side tore Chelsea apart at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.advertisementlast_img read more

Tobacco Media Literacy Resource for Schools

first_imgNova Scotia’s high school students will be better armed againsttobacco advertising thanks to You Choose — a tobacco educationresource for teachers and students. The resource was launchedtoday, Feb. 8, by the Office of Health Promotion. You Chooseencourages high school students to think critically about tobaccoindustry advertising. “Everyone knows tobacco use is harmful, yet many young peoplecontinue to smoke,” said Health Promotion Minister RodneyMacDonald. “School-based resources like You Choose are animportant part of our overall strategy to reduce tobacco useamong youth. “Protecting the health of Nova Scotians is a priority of thisgovernment,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “It is a sharedresponsibility among government, schools, communities, familiesand others — and, together, we can help students make the rightchoices for their health.” Tobacco advertising is very effective, and young people are aclear marketing target. You Choose is a series of media literacylessons designed to help students in grades 10-12 become moremedia savvy. The lessons encourage students to analyze differentforms of media, including television commercials and magazineadvertisements. They are based on tobacco industry advertisingand an ad video featuring 10 anti-tobacco advertisements fromaround the world. “Our goal is to encourage students to question the media messagesthey are exposed to, particularly from the tobacco industry,”said Nancy Hoddinott, manager of the provincial tobacco controlstrategy. “If they have the skills to analyze what they see andhear in the media, they will be able to make better choices whenit comes to tobacco use.” The You Choose high school resource is part of a larger publicawareness campaign to ensure the tobacco reduction messagereaches communities across the province and to reduce tobacco useamong all Nova Scotians. Other initiatives include print, radioand television advertisements, a workplace program and ayouth-targeted website (www.sickofsmoke.com). Nova Scotia’s tobacco control strategy, introduced in October2001, is a seven-part plan that focuses on: legislation andpolicy; tobacco pricing and taxation; treatment and cessation;monitoring and evaluation; community initiatives; school-basedprograms; and public awareness.last_img read more

Katich hints at lack of unity on field after KKRs exit

first_imgMumbai: Kolkata Knight Riders’ assistant coach Simon Katich admitted that there was tension on the field within their ranks, and said the string of six losses had contributed to the change in dynamics within the group in their disappointing IPL campaign this year. Two-time champions KKR needed to win against Mumbai Indians on Sunday to qualify for the play-offs, but they slumped to a nine-wicket thrashing to crash out of the T20 tournament. “There is no doubt and we can’t hide from the fact that there was some tension on the field. That was pretty evident in the last, I guess, few games after we got into a bit of a roll with losses. We have to address that as a group,” Katich said at the post-match press conference. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”What is so important in IPL is the dynamic of the group and, I guess the unity, and that is something KKR is very proud of, added the former Australian Test batsman. MI first restricted KKR to a meagre 133 for 7 and then knocked off the runs by the 17th over itself with Quntion de Kock (30), skipper Rohit Sharma (55 not out) and Suryakumar Yadav (46) completing the job with aplomb. “It’s a very successful franchise, something that everyone involved has worked very hard to contribute to over a long period of time. That’s something we have to certainly work on to get better moving forward,” Katich said. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters”There is no doubt throughout this campaign that the dynamic in our group has certainly changed.” Katich was referring to the public criticism made by in-form all-rounder Andre Russell about some of the decisions taken by captain Dinesh Karthik, including not sending him up the batting order, and his statement of an unhealthy team atmosphere. There was also a clear on-field display of lack of unity between the two players over the last few matches. Katich said the home defeats against Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore played a key role in their ouster, eventually making their last match against MI a must-win one and that too at Wankhede, where they have a dismal record. “It’s disappointing. It’s always a tough ask to come to Mumbai where we don’t have a great record. Yes it would have been nice to win and get through. To finish where we did (fifth on the table) – it’s probably what we deserved. We had a great start but fell away badly through that middle phase,” he said. “Those two missed opportunities were good opportunities to shore up our play-off chances. Those games against RCB and Rajasthan at home, losing those two games was always going to come back and hurt us.” He credited the Mumbai bowling attack for its potency and said it was always difficult to play catch-up against the three-time champions. “We lost that first wicket (Shubman Gill) first after powerplay. In terms of Andre (who was out for a duck), he has enjoyed coming up the order. Today wasn’t his day – credit to Mumbai bowlers, they are class acts. (Jasprit) Bumrah and (Lasith) Malinga they exploited the conditions well. It was a slowish wicket. At the end we weren’t good enough.” “Mumbai are a team we can’t play catch-up. In the last few overs we are going to face two-three overs of (Jasprit) Bumrah, (Lasith) Malinga and Hardik Pandya. We did it very well at home (when KKR won), but here we struggled,” he said.last_img read more

Nominations by SLPP for LG polls rejected in several areas

The Local Government elections are expected to take place next year. (Colombo Gazette) Nominations by the SLPP for the Dehiattakandiya Pradeshiya Sabha and Padiyathalawa Pradeshiya Sabha were also rejected by the Returning Officers.The SLPP said that it will take legal action against the rejection of the nominations. Nominations by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) for several local councils at the Local Government (LG) elections have been rejected.Nominations by the SLPP have been rejected for the Weligama Urban Council, Maharagama Urban Council, Panadura Urban Council, Agalawatta Pradeshiya Sabha, Badulla Pradeshiya Sabha and Mahiyangana Pradeshiya Sabha. read more

Israel could complete Lebanese withdrawal by Saturday – UN Force Commander

“We had a constructive meeting today,” UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Commander Major-General Alain Pellegrini said after the talks, which discussed both Israel’s withdrawal and the deployment of the Lebanese army in the area.“It is my belief that with the necessary cooperation by both parties we should see the IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) leave South Lebanon by the end of this month,” he added. Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the 34 days of fighting between Israel and Hizbollah, mandates strengthening UNIFIL to a maximum of 15,000 troops, and Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said it is generally understood that Israel will completely withdraw once the UN Force reaches 5,000, a step achieved last week, and the Lebanese army is ready to deploy at the full strength.Maj.-Gen. Pellegrini has held regular talks with the parties, and last Friday he announced the Israeli withdrawal from two more border areas.A further batch of new UNIFIL personnel is expected in the coming weeks while next week, the first German ship of what is to become the Force’s naval contingent is expected to arrive. The German contingent is to include two frigates, as well as some smaller patrol boats.In another development related to Lebanon, the Security Council yesterday received the latest report from the International Independent Investigation Commission examining last year’s assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 other people.In transmitting the report to the Council, the Secretary-General in an accompanying cover letter, said that it “highlights the Commission’s steady advancement in its investigations, despite experiencing difficulties in accessing witnesses and information as a result of the conflict in Lebanon,” a UN spokesman told reporters today in New York.The Commission’s Chairman, Serge Brammertz, will discuss the report with the Council in an open briefing this Friday, the spokesman added. read more

US weekly requests for jobless aid fall to 247000

US weekly requests for jobless aid fall to 247,000 FILE – In this Wednesday, May 17, 2017, file photo, a car leaves the WIN Job Center in north Jackson, Miss. The center and its satellite offices are part of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security and offer employment and unemployment services. On Thursday, July 13, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File) by The Associated Press Posted Jul 13, 2017 6:36 am MDT Last Updated Jul 13, 2017 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits has stayed near historic lows pointing to a robust job market.THE NUMBERS: Weekly unemployment applications fell by 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 247,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The less volatile four-week average rose by 2,250 to 245,750. The number of people collecting unemployment benefits has fallen 8.8 per cent over the past 12 months to 1.9 million.THE TAKEAWAY: The job market appears solid as the U.S. enters its ninth year of recovery from the Great Recession. Applications are a close indication of layoffs. Employers are holding onto workers with the expectation that business will continue to improve. Jobless claims have come in below 300,000 for 123 weeks in a row. That’s the longest such stretch since 1970, when the U.S. population was much smaller.KEY DRIVERS: The economy is expected to grow at roughly 2 per cent after a weak start to 2017. That would be roughly in line with annual gains during the recovery. Consistent hiring has helped sustain the gradual recovery, although the expansion is starting to show its age as the pace of job gains has slowed this year.The unemployment rate has fallen to a healthy 4.4 per cent. The Labor Department’s report for June showed that U.S. employers added a robust 222,000 jobs, the most in four months and a reassuring sign that businesses may be confident enough to keep hiring despite a slow-growing economy.In testimony to Congress on Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen took note of several encouraging factors, such as strong job gains and rising household wealth that she said should fuel economic growth over the next two years. read more

Ohio State tight end Marcus Baugh learning from offfield mistakes to grow

Redshirt-freshman tight end Marcus Baugh (85) joins the huddle during Student Appreciation Day April 5 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Credit: Desiaire Rickman / Lantern photographerAs much as parents might hate to admit it, it’s not exactly rare on a college campus for an underage student to drink alcohol.Ohio State then-freshman tight end Marcus Baugh did, and was cited for underage consumption twice — once in July and once in January.But life isn’t about the mistakes you make, it’s about the way you learn from them, and Baugh has since done just that.“I’ve grown a lot,” Baugh said Saturday at the team’s Student Appreciation Day. “I have seen what I can do and coaches have told me what I can do. I am just trying to believe what they are teaching me.”Tight ends coach Tim Hinton said April 3 that Baugh might have started off his career poorly, but since making those mistakes, he has done everything he can to improve.“It’s certainly a challenge,” Hinton said. “I’m not going to deny the challenge that it put upon a young kid and Ohio State’s one of those places that … just look around right now. There’s a lot of microphones and TVs, there’s a lot of interest and we’re very happy with that … And that’s part of the expectations at Ohio State. You gotta learn to act like an Ohio State football player, live under coach (Urban) Meyer’s rules. And I gotta tell you, he’s really trying to get that done. I’m very proud of him.”Meyer said Wednesday that in practice this spring Baugh has worked hard, but that he has yet to “earn the right” to talk to the media.“Marcus had some issues, he’s one foot in, one foot out right now,” Meyer said. “His effort’s been really good, he’s been trying to do things the right way, but to say he’s out of the woods, no … You gotta earn the right to talk to you guys (the media), and he hasn’t earned that right.”Now a redshirt-freshman, after sitting out the entirety of last season because of the off-the-field issues, Baugh’s been a part of spring practice with the rest of the team.Much like his time so far at OSU, spring practice hasn’t gone perfectly, Baugh said, but he is doing what he can to grow as a player.“I have messed up on some stuff,” Baugh said. “I just try to go out there and just go hard.”Coming into school, Baugh was rated as the sixth best tight end prospect by Rivals.com, but even without his off-the-field troubles, was unlikely to see much of the field early in his career.With senior Jeff Heuerman and redshirt-junior Nick Vannett on the squad, snaps will be hard to come by for Baugh. But Hinton said Baugh does bring a lot to the table for the Buckeyes.“He’s very athletic. There’s no doubt about it. He’s (a) very athletic, young tight end and he’s gotta learn to block better at the point of attack,” Hinton said. “And that’ll come with strength, it’ll come with physical maturity. It’ll come with just learning and having confidence in yourself … Every day you go out and it’s another learning opportunity, it’s another opportunity to get better and we very seldom back off of them here. We’re going to push them to be a little better every day.”But now, with Heuerman set to miss the remainder of spring practice following foot surgery, Baugh is getting extra repetitions in practice. This increase in time on the practice field is helping Baugh focus on the aspects of his game that were lacking.“It is definitely helping me working on my blocking,” Baugh said. “That was one thing I really wanted to work on in the spring and with him (Heuerman) being out, coach (Hinton) is really giving me a lot of reps on the harder blocks that last year I wasn’t too good at. I am getting a lot of opportunities to fix that.”The redshirt-freshman has grown since his legal issues earlier in his career, and Hinton said he has confidence Baugh will continue to move forward as a player and person.“You know, the nice thing is Marcus knows, he clearly has a clear understanding that there’s expectations in this program,” Hinton said. “He knows what’s expected of him. He knows how to handle his life. Just every day we work to improve who he is as a person and make sure that he lives up to the expectations at Ohio State University.”Baugh will likely get a chance to impress the coaching staff, and the Buckeye faithful, Saturday in the Spring Game. Without Heuerman, and the team playing two-deep in the game, Baugh is the second tight end behind Vannett and should see the field.Kick off for the game is set for approximately 1:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

UK introduces sobriety tag for offenders

first_imgSource: Nick AnsellREPEAT OFFENDERS IN London whose crimes were alcohol-related could find themselves wearing a ‘sobriety tag’.A year-long pilot scheme covers four parts of London and will see the tags being compulsory for the offenders of alcohol-related offences.Launching the devices yesterday were Matthew Mitchell of Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Steve O’Connell MOPAC non-executive adviser for Neighbourhoods & Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton, and the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. Source: Nick AnsellThe “sobriety tags” will be worn around the clock, and will enforce abstinence by measuring a person’s perspiration every 30 minutes and testing to see if it contains alcohol, reports AP.If any trace is found, an alert will be sent to the offender’s probation officer and they can then be recalled to court, where they could face sanctions such as a fine or be re-sentenced.While the tags register alcohol consumption, they do not monitor people’s movement or where people are.The 12-month scheme is being trialled in four London boroughs – Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark and Sutton. Source: Nick AnsellOther countriesIn Nashville, Tennessee in the USA, a new bill dubbed ‘Amelia’s Law’ has introduced blood monitoring devices for someone who is paroled and has a history of drug abuse or crimes that were directly related to drugs or alcohol.They will have to wear a transdermal device that will blood test them every 30 minutes for banned substances.Read: “We must take action”… Senators call for Ireland to strengthen stance on Gaza>Read: This Sinn Féin councillor said the UN should shell Israel, to bring Netanyahu “to heel”>last_img read more

Photographer orders camera receives flooring gets replacement receives more flooring

first_imgWhen Jalal ordered a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and an EF 24-105mm f/4 L lens, he was probably expecting just that — a great camera and lens. Along with the regular anticipation of waiting for a new gadget, Jalal spent six years with a different model — a Canon 30D — and it was time for a change. Unfortunately for Jalal, when he received his package, it seemed the universe was telling him it was time for a more significant change, as he found the Canon box to be full of wood flooring rather than photography equipment.Jalal bought the equipment from Dell.com, as he was able to bring the price of the units down through online price matching. When you hear of shipping mixups, it’s usually just that the customer gets an item they didn’t order. What’s weird in Jalal’s case is that he didn’t just receive a box of flooring, but the floor panels were cut up in different sizes to perfectly fit the intricacies of a camera box. Basically, somewhere on the shipping line, the Canon box was knowingly filled with flooring, and someone spent time cutting up the pieces so they would snugly fit inside.Jalal called Dell customer support, and after some reportedly frustrating conversations, Dell agreed to ship a replacement overnight. When Jalal got the package the next day — you guessed it — it was wood flooring once again.Jalal began suspecting that the shipping warehouse was hit by thieves, and called Dell customer support once again. After some more frustrating conversation, Dell said their fraud and logistics department would look into the matter. Days went by, and eventually Jalal received a call from Dell saying their fraud team found nothing wrong, and the best they could offer him in compensation for the trouble is a $100 coupon toward a future Dell purchase.Jalal didn’t disclose what he paid for the items, but Canon’s website has the EOS 5D Mark III listed at a retail price of $3,499. Dell said they could try shipping the order again, but couldn’t ensure Jalal wouldn’t receive wood for a third time. Eventually, Jalal told Dell to cancel the order, and vowed never to purchase anything from them again.Jalal’s theory of thievery could be the most practical answer as to why he kept receiving a box full of wood. If Dell’s fraud team investigated and found nothing wrong, it’s possible that someone in the shipping warehouse was committing the theft somewhere along in the shipping process, as opposed to the warehouse being hit before the shipping process and all of the cameras already replaced with wood. Whatever happened in Jalal’s case, you probably should avoid ordering expensive cameras from Dell for a little while just in case.Fstoplounge via PetaPixellast_img read more

Westside Bike Mobility Project has designs on bicycle routes

first_imgLike many suburbs, modern Vancouver was laid out with the personal automobile in mind. But now Vancouver is looking at ways to make the west side more accessible to people who want to ride a bike more often but are intimidated by the street system.“We have a few facilities, but not for all ages and abilities,” said Anna Dearman, senior transportation planner for the city of Vancouver.The city wants to design north-south biking routes to better connect downtown Vancouver with other neighborhoods west of Interstate 5.City planners have been working on the Westside Bike Mobility Project since June. Now they have a list of routes that could be strong candidates for better bike infrastructure in the future, and they’ve extended the public comment period in an effort to get more feedback from the community.The project is part of the city’s Westside Mobility Strategy — a larger city initiative aimed at addressing the west side’s multidimensional transportation needs while balancing livability and economic needs. It’s also part of the city’s effort to embrace its Complete Streets Program, which strives to create roads that are accessible to all users through flexible solutions and designing streets that maintain a community’s character.Planners argue that a majority of adults, as many as 81 percent, would cycle more often if the routes were better.“Anything to make riding safer. We’re all for it,” said Holly Williams, treasurer of Bike Clark County, adding that the west side’s bike infrastructure is patchy.“For me, what’s really exciting is getting people on the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail. Right now it’s not good,” she said.Also, “There are problems on Columbia (Street) where it gets down to Mill Plain (Boulevard) and 15th (Street). The bike lane just vanishes.”The city has conducted some outreach about the project, but plans to do more.What that includes remains to be determined, Dearman said. But, for now, at least, an online open house where people can leave comments will be continued.last_img read more

Official Sebastien Corchia joins Benfica on loan deal

first_imgBenfica have announced the signing of Sebastien Corchia from Sevilla on a season-long loan dealThe 27-year-old full-back had only arrived at Sevilla last summer from Lille.But, with just 20 appearances to his name last season, Corchia has left Pablo Machin’s side in favour of a move to Portugal.Benfica are expected to cover an initial €700k of the loan deal, while also paying for the Frenchman’s wages.“I’m overjoyed, and I will give everything to do good things in this great club,” said Corchia, according to Football-Espana.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…“I’m very proud to wear this shirt, this is a huge stadium with magnificent fans and Benfica are a winning club. Winning titles is very important. It was an easy choice. It is a pleasure and an honour to defend these colours.“I want to play as many games as possible at my highest level and help the team to win as much as possible to be able to compete for titles this season.“At Benfica you have to be ready to give everything on the pitch and try to win because Benfica are a Club that wins.”Aleix Vidal’s return to Sevilla is believed to have been the trigger that spelt the end of Corchia’s stay in Andalucia.last_img read more

Drogba pays tribute to the retiring Cech

first_imgDidier Drogba has paid tribute to his former Chelsea team-mate Petr Cech following his announcement he will retire at the end of this seasonDrogba, who himself retired from football back in November, joined Chelsea in 2004 alongside Cech from France and together the pair made their Blues debuts on the same day.The duo later played big roles in Chelsea’s successes over the following 11 years with the club winning four Premier League titles, the Champions League and many other honours.Now Drogba, who scored the winning penalty in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in 2012, recalled Cech’s exploits that night.“There are so many times when people talk about me scoring the winning penalty in Munich, but I always tell them there would have been no winning penalty if you weren’t there,’ Drogba told Cech on the club website.“In the final, I scored the equaliser, but you made some great saves that night and I don’t think you get enough credit for what you did.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Strikers are the ones people talk about but, for me, you are the one who won us the final.“That’s why I had to run to you when I scored the penalty, I didn’t run to you by mistake.”⭐️ P L L E G E N D ⭐️💫 @PetrCech pic.twitter.com/85PpUdUw8P— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 15, 2019last_img read more

ISS workers at South London and Maudsley NHS to receive 23 pay

first_imgMembers of the trade union GMB working for healthcare management services organisation ISS at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM) are to receive a pay award of 2.3% following a vote for strike action.In a ballot that closed on 12 November 2018, GMB members voted 98.8% in favour of industrial action over what the union described as a failure by ISS to action a pay award or offer for 2018-19.Mick Butler, regional organiser at GMB, said: “This was an overwhelming vote by members to support strike action in GMB Union’s dispute with ISS for a fair pay rise for our hardworking members in SLAM.“It clearly shows the strength of feeling and anger amongst our members who have not been awarded any pay offer this year.”Butler added: “Strike action is always a last resort for GMB and for our members, but sometimes the matter is taken out of our hands. Our members work hard for their wages and deserve a decent pay rise to reflect this.”Following the result of the ballot, ISS requested a meeting with GMB. After this, the pay offer was communicated to workers, which resulted in the majority of GMB members voting to accept, the union said.The 2.3% pay award will be backdated to 1 May 2018.Butler said: “If valued GMB members had not voted in the strike action ballot the way they did, showing their solidarity, I believe that there would have been a very strong possibility that this year’s pay rise would have never been awarded.“Our goal is to strive towards all GMB members being on the London living wage and to improve the terms and conditions of work. Our members should all be very proud in what they have achieved in this dispute; it would not have been possible without their support and by sticking together as a collective group of GMB union workers.”ISS was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.last_img read more

UPDATE Printers Banks Among Penton Medias Largest Creditors

first_img The documents indicate that Penton carries $620 million in first lien debt, $266 million in second lien debt and a $80 million first lien revolving credit facility. The restrucuring plan aims to eliminate the company’s second lien debt. At the time of the petition filing, Penton’s controlling stakeholders, as identified by the documents, are various funds managed by MidOcean (with a 50 percent stake), various funds managed by Wasserstein (34.7 percent), Blackrock Kelso Capital Corporation (5.83 percent), Apollo Investment Corporation (5.83 percent) and , Lexington Partners (4.27 percent). Penton Media and its affiliates announced Wednesday that it had officially filed its pre-packaged plan of reorganization under Chapter 11 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York. All 20 bank debt claim amounts are described as “unliquidated,” otherwise meaning they’re undertermined. One reason for this is that interest amounts are added to principal payments, essentially increasing the principal. Presumably, there will be a subsequent filing for which these specific amounts will be determined. UPDATE: Several additional documents have been filed in association with the Chapter 11 process, showing that Penton’s revenue decreased 7.5 percent between 2007 and 2008, and 26.2 percent between 2008 and 2009. Penton said it encurred a toal $66.6 million interest burden as the company has not been able to eliminate its leveraged capital structure. First lien lenders, including GE Capital, previously waived covenant payments. According to the voluntary petitions that were filed with the court, Penton has between 10,001 and 25,000 creditors and carried more than $1 billion in liabilities. Meanwhile, the company estimated it assets to be between $500 million and $1 billion. Between February 2007 and May 2009, MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co.center_img The “First Day”petitions say Penton’s 50 largest unsecured claims are made up of 30 trade debts and 20 bank debt deficiency claims. The largest trade debt creditor was magazine printer Worldcolor, which was listed as being owed $1.59 million. Next came fellow printer R.R. Donnelley, which is owed $1.41 million. Other notable creditors include Hallmark Data Systems ($532,661.38), Brown Printing ($207,814.64), ON24 ($114,577), QuadGraphics ($81,885.48) and direct marketing media company Walter Karl ($63,273.72). Penton said its reorganization plan provides for full payment of all pre-petition supplier claims. Penton on Tuesday said it would file a pre-packaged reorganization plan under Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Penton said MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co. will remain the company’s primary stakeholders. Also as part of the restructuring agreement, Penton’s equity owners agreed to inject between $38.9 and $51.2 million into the company in order to increase liquidity and to fund cash distributions to second lien lenders who elected to take their payments in cash. A meeting of creditors has not been scheduled yet, Penton said. —the publisher’s primary stakeholders—acquired collectively 57.7 percent of Penton’s outstanding second lien debt. As laid out in the restructuring plan, second lien lenders have elected to receive payment distributions in the form of stock and “reorganized holdings.”last_img read more

Shawsheen Tech Announces Spring LearnToSwim Classes

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedShawsheen Tech To Hold Swimming Lessons For Kids On Saturdays This FallIn “Education”Shawsheen Tech Announces Spring Learn-To-Swim ClassesIn “Community”Shawsheen Tech Adds More Sign Up Days For Spring Learn-To-Swim ClassesIn “Sports” BILLERICA, MA — Shawsheen Tech will be holding registration for their upcoming Winter Learn to Swim Program.Walk-in sign-ups will be held at the Shawsheen Tech Pool on Saturday, February 2 and Saturday, February 9, from 9:30am-12:30pm, in the pool hallway.The registration form with additional information can be found HERE.Lessons run March 2 to April 13, from 9am to 1pm, with the last class starting at 12:30pm.Levels 1-4 (half-hour classes) cost $77.00 (7 weeks due to Easter weekend)Level 5 (one-hour classes) costs $131.25.Have a question? Contact Aquatics Director at jtildsley@shawtech.org.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Shawsheen Tech.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.last_img read more

Youll become a man who did good to the country Kesineni Nani

first_imgVijayawada: The TDP Vijayawada MP Kesineni Nani is in the headlines with a series of sensational tweets. Recently, Kesineni Nani started a Twitter war on his party member MLC Buddha Venkanna. Where Buddha said that he is stopping the twitter war with the respect on TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu. But Vijayawada MP is continuing the tweets. On Thursday, MP again made an interesting tweet. In the Twitter message, MP Kesineni Nani tweets that ‘I have told hundred times that If anyone noticed that I have to pay anything to someone, then bring it to me, I am ready to pay them. I’ll stand to it forever. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us నేను ఎవరికైనా ఏమి అయినా ఇవ్వాలి అని ఎవరి దృష్టికి వచ్చినా నా వద్దకు తీసుకువస్తే నేను చెల్లించడానికి సిద్దంగా వున్నానని వందల సార్లు చెప్పడం జరిగింది. ఎప్పటికీ దానికి నేను కట్టుబడి వున్నాను.నువ్వు బ్యాంకులకు కట్టవలసిన వేల కోట్లు కడితే దేశానికి మంచి చేసినవాడివి అవుతావు.— Kesineni Nani (@kesineni_nani) July 18, 2019”ప్రబుద్ధుడు” తో నీకున్న అక్రమ సంబంధం ప్రజలకి అర్థమయింది.— Kesineni Nani (@kesineni_nani) July 18, 2019 If you pay back Rs 1,000 crore which you owe to the banks, then you’ll become a man who did good to the country. The people know about your illicit relationship. MP tweets. It’s yet to know to whom MP Kesineni Nani has targeted this tweet.last_img read more