Casting announced for CBC boxing comedy Little Dog

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first_imgAdvertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Irish actress Ger Ryan (The Street, Redemption) plays Tommy’s mother Sylvia, described in a news release as his “true nemesis.”Vancouver’s Katharine Isabelle (Hannibal) plays Tommy’s sister Ginny and a couple of fellow Newfoundlanders, Stephen Oliver Oates (Riverhead) and Andy Jones (Codco), play his eldest brother and the family patriarch, both named Loyola. Advertisement CBC has revealed the names of the other actors getting into the ring with Joel Thomas Hynes in his first TV starring role.The author, musician, filmmaker and playwright has the lead in the CBC comedy Little Dog, about a boxer looking for redemption after he walked out in the middle of a championship bout.Caribbean-born Canadian actor Dwain Murphy (Mohawk Girls, Splinter Cell: Blacklist) will play national welterweight champion Rico “Havoc” St. George, against whom Tommy “Little Dog” Ross (Hynes) has a chance for a rematch.center_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Edmonton’s Patricia Isaac (Republic of Doyle) plays Tommy’s doctor and confidant, and British actress Julia Chan (Saving Hope) plays Rico’s wife and Tommy’s ex-fiancée.Also joining the cast in a recurring role is Newfoundlander Mary Walsh (This Hour Has 22 Minutes).The half-hour series, produced by Cameron Pictures and Elemental Pictures, is currently in production in Newfoundland for a winter 2018 debut.The series was created by Hynes, who has had roles in various TV series, including Republic of Doyle, Orphan Black and Mary Kills People. Sherry White, who wrote the movie Maudie, is the showrunner.Hynes’s book We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night was recently longlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize.last_img read more

Does pot legalization put Vancouvers Overdose Prevention Society back in business

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first_imgTina HouseAPTN NewsThe Overdose Prevention Society is hoping the legalization of marijuana puts the organization back in business on the streets of Vancouver.Workers with the society have been handing out pot in the hopes of curbing the number of overdoses attributed to opioids.But they were shut down by the Vancouver police.As of Wednesday, they hope be back on the streets.last_img

Lucara Diamond finds another big diamond at Karowe mine in Botswana

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VANCOUVER — Lucara Diamond Corp. says it has found a 1,758-carat diamond at its Karowe diamond mine located in Botswana.The company says it is one of the largest diamonds ever found and the largest diamond to be mined at Karowe so far.Lucara chief executive Eira Thomas says the Karowe mine has now produced two diamonds greater than 1,000 carats in four years.The latest discovery weighs close to 352 grams and measures 83 millimetres by 62 mm by 46 mm.The company says the diamond has been characterized as “near gem of variable quality, including domains of high-quality white gem.”Lucara found a 1,111-carat gem quality diamond at the Karowe mine in 2015. Companies in this story: (TSX:LUC) The Canadian Press read more

Many small businesses arent ready for July 1 start to spam regulations

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Most small business owners aren’t ready for a new anti-spam law that will restrict how they communicate electronically with clients and prospects after July 1, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business said last week.“I think this is going to be a pretty heavy-handed legislation and it’s going to take a lot of time before many small businesses are even aware that they have some obligations under this legislation and the regulations that go along with it,” CFIB vice-president Corinne Pohlmann said.In three weeks, businesses will be required to obtain consent for sending “commercial electronic messages” to clients or prospective customers. Specific information such as a mailing address and name of the business sending the message will have to be included in many cases, as well as an easy way for the receiver to unsubscribe from an electronic mailing list.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication’s Commission’s chief compliance and enforcement officer, Manon Bombardier, said last month that the CRTC doesn’t have the resources to police all infractions and it will focus on the most severe violations. The government’s website — http://fightspam.gc.ca — will also have tools for reporting spam.Responses to complaints will range from written warnings to court actions and financial penalties ranging up to $1-million per violation for individuals and up to $10-million for a company.Ms. Pohlmann says an entrepreneur starting a new business or a renovation contractor, for example, would have to take several precautions before sending a customer reference by email and, even if all the required information is included, won’t be allowed to send any more electronic messages unless the prospect gives consent.“We would have liked to have been able to allow them to email more than once, because not everybody reads it the first time,” Ms. Pohlmann said.“I think that’s one of the detrimental side-effects of this entire thing that could eventually drive people to less productive means of reaching out to new potential clients than otherwise would have been.”She said business owners won’t realize they will need the consent even of current clients before sending commercial electronic messages and that they should keep a record of the consents they receive. “The safest thing to do is to get express consent one more time prior to July 1,” she said.What’s now referred to as Canada’s Anti Spam Law, or CASL, was originally announced as a way to deter the most dangerous types of unsolicited electronic messages, such as fraudulent marketing and dangerous software that can be transmitted by email attachments or Internet links contained in the message itself.Although there were months of consultation by the CRTC before it published regulations in 2012 and the agency has provided extensive online documents about how they may be interpreted, Ms. Pohlmann said the CFIB is working with the CRTC to provide simplified explanations appropriate to smaller businesses.“Our concern is those little businesses that probably only email on a sporadic basis don’t even realize that this is something that they’re not supposed to be doing,” she said.It’s still not altogether clear what will be acceptable proof of consent, she added. “I suspect there’s still a lot of blurry edges that will only, over time, become clearer as people challenge what that’s all about.”Emails are one type of commercial electronic messages but the law also covers other forms of communications, such as automated software updates and text messages sent by mobile phone. So it has been a challenge for the federal agencies to come up with regulations that meet intent of the anti-spam law without disrupting electronic commerce.“I suspect for the first year or two, the focus will be on the larger firms. Then, once that’s done, it will be more on the smaller firms,” Ms. Pohlmann said. read more

Remittance to Sri Lanka saw drop in 2015 says World Bank

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India retained its top spot in 2015, attracting about USD 69 billion in remittances, down from USD 70 billion in 2014.Other large remittance recipients in 2015 were China, with USD 64 billion, the Philippines (USD 28 billion), Mexico (USD 25 billion) and Nigeria (USD 21 billion). Remittance to Sri Lanka saw a drop in 2015 according to a World Bank report released in Washington.The World Bank’s annual report ‘Migration and Development Brief’ found that remittance to Sri Lanka dropped from 9.6 per cent in 2014 to 0.5 per cent in 2015. India was the world’s largest remittance recipient in 2015 despite experiencing a USD 1 billion drop from the previous year, the first decline in its remittances since 2009, the World Bank said today. Remittances are extremely important to several countries in the region: remittances to Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh exceeded 6 percent of GDP in 2014. Officially recorded remittances to developing countries amounted to USD 431.6 billion in 2015, an increase of 0.4 per cent over USD 430 billion in 2014. The growth pace in 2015 was the slowest since the global financial crisis, the report said.Global remittances, which include those to high-income countries, contracted by 1.7 per cent to USD 581.6 billion in 2015, from USD 592 billion in 2014, the World Bank said. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Sri Lanka UN agency encouraged by rebel groups release of 85 child

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“UNICEF hopes to see a ‘child-recruit free’ Sri Lanka, and views this latest development as a positive step, and encourages the LTTE to take further steps to fulfil the rights of children as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child,” the agency said in a statement released in Colombo.Last Friday, a list of the children was given to the UNICEF representative in Sri Lanka, Ted Chaiban, by the head of the LTTE’s political wing, S.P. Thamilchelvan, who told the agency that the youngsters had been returned directly into the care of their parents and guardians.UNICEF staff has interviewed more than 20 of the children, confirming that they had indeed been with the LTTE and have now been returned to their families. The agency said it was developing an action plan for the social reintegration of the youngsters, including assistance in returning to school and vocational training.Meanwhile, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a series of urgently needed projects in Sri Lanka in response to the mass return of internally displaced persons to former conflict areas.Ninety projects are planned for this year to help to restore basic social infrastructure such as roads, irrigation works, schools and health clinics.According to WFP, more than 100,000 of the 217,000 people affected by the war have returned to their homes. read more

Thousands of children need assistance three months after Caribbean hurricanes – UNICEF

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“Even before the hurricanes hit, UNICEF was on the ground, working with Governments and local partners to prepare communities and preposition humanitarian supplies for the areas at highest risk” said Maria Cristina Perceval, UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. “These included life-saving supplies that were most needed during the immediate response when access to clean water, shelter and basic social services were scarce,” she added. Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, caused extensive damage to the islands of the Eastern Caribbean, Haiti and Cuba. Hurricane Maria then wrought additional damage across the region, with UNICEF estimating that together, they left 350,000 children in need of humanitarian assistance. “Three months on, UNICEF is still on the ground in these countries and territories, working on programmes to support children and families in rebuilding their lives and returning to a sense of normalcy,” she added. However, challenges remain, with many of the most vulnerable families still feeling the effects of the storms. Over 35 per cent of Dominica’s children – particularly those in shelters – are still not enrolled in education activities, while in Antigua and Barbuda many families remain in shelters, unable to return home. Working in collaboration with governments and non-governmental organizations, UNICEF has been providing immediate humanitarian relief and working to ensure longer term recovery and resilience. “While life is returning to normal for many, children and families who have lived through these storms will need committed, sustained support to get their homes, communities and lives back on track,” maintained Ms. Perceval. UNICEF and its partners are supporting communities through programmes focused on recovery and resilience in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica and Haiti. read more

Football Big Ten coaches preview 2017 season at Big Ten Media Days

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Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio speaking on Day One of the Big Ten Media Days Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing EditorCHICAGO — Hope springs eternal.Before the season begins, that applies to every coach of the Big Ten. Every team is tied in the standings and every coach sees a path to a Big Ten title and possible national championship.And as the coaches in the conference stand up at the podium for the first time, at arm’s length away from the three Big Ten trophies, the Big Ten Media Days provide the coaches their first opportunity to lay out their vision for the rest of the season.Day OnePaul Chryst, WisconsinThe first topic Chryst discussed was the promotion of Jim Leonhard from the defensive backs coach to defensive coordinator. A former walk-on safety at Wisconsin, Leonhard held the Big Ten record for career punt return yards and was named to the first team All-Big Ten thrice. Chryst addressed the three close losses during the past season and said his players have learned from those close losses and know this season they can compete with anyone on a given day. He added that while he has a ton of respect for Ohio State, it is too early to deem the Buckeyes the favorite in the conference seeing as how they have yet to play a game.Tom Allen, IndianaThe replacement to now-Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson as head coach at Indiana, Allen began by laying out three numbers that are written on his board: 50, 26 and 10. Fifty years since Indiana won the Big Ten, 26 years since it won a bowl game and 10 seasons since Indiana posted a winning record. He said that the key to erasing all three numbers will be to have a top-25 defense. Allen was also outspoken in his criticism towards playing Big Ten games on Friday night and said that he wants to keep it a special night for high school football games.And Allen wasn’t shy about displaying his excitement for his first regular season game against Ohio State.“We’re going to be bringing our players in August 1st to report, start practice on the 2nd, to prepare for the biggest opener in the history of Indiana football on August 31st when we play the Ohio State Buckeyes in Bloomington for an 8:00 kickoff,” Allen said. “It’s going to be a very exciting opportunity for me to be in my first home game as the head coach in my home state.”Lovie Smith, IllinoisSmith began his opening remarks by highlighting plans to improve the facilities in Champaign, Illinois, to bring them up to the level of the other teams in the conference. The second-year coach announced his starting quarterback will be redshirt junior Chayce Crouch, who served as the backup to Wes Lunt last season before requiring shoulder surgery after sustaining an injury. Smith also said he expects the healthy return of redshirt junior wide receiver Mike Dudek, who has missed the past two seasons due to an injury, but set school records for receiving yards by a freshman in his first year (1,038 yards).Mark Dantonio, Michigan StateComing off the worst season in Dantonio’s 13 year coaching career, the Michigan State coach discussed the steps necessary to have a rebound season. He compared the Spartans’ new starting quarterback, redshirt sophomore Brian Lewerke, to former Michigan State quarterbacks Kirk Cousins and Connor Cook, and believes Lewerke’s past experience, size and arm strength has him established above the rest of the pack. Dantonio added a key to the turnaround for the Spartans will be to regain a positive turnover ratio as that proved to be an issue for his team. He also noted that though his team could be young heading into 2017, they have several veteran leaders like senior offensive lineman Brian Allen, senior linebacker Chris Frey and senior running back Gerald Holmes.He added that between several off-the-field issues this past offseason, his team will have to battle through some adversity. But he believes they are up to the task.“There will be challenges along the way,” Dantonio said. “But we established ourselves as a championship program inch by inch. There was nothing ever given to us. And that’s how we’ve handled it. That’s how we’ve taken it. We have to go back to that mindset, understand that things don’t come easy.”D.J. Durkin, MarylandDurkin began his time speaking about the opening of the Cole Field House, a new facility his team will begin utilizing as early as this week. He later talked about how big of a recruiting class this current group of freshmen is for the Terrapins, and how he’s found success over his first two seasons recruiting by not only selling the product of Maryland, but by involving his players in the process of hosting prospects at the school.Kirk Ferentz, IowaNow the longest-tenured head coach in the FBS after the surprising retirement of former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, Ferentz discussed what it meant to have known Stoops when the two were at Iowa (Stoops a player, Ferentz the offensive-line coach) and to have maintained that friendship throughout their years of coaching. Turning to the players on his team, Ferentz said he feels confident in the depth he has at the tight end position and went so far as to list a pair of tight ends he figures will have starting roles in 2017. Urban Meyer, OhioRead here.Day TwoP.J. Fleck, MinnesotaA month before his inaugural season as head coach of Minnesota, Fleck — beaming with excitement and energy — talked about how honored he is to be joining the Big Ten as a first-year head coach and how excited he is to kick off the season. In addition, he spoke about the opportunity he had to hire former Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Ed Warriner to be his offensive line coach.“Ed has brought a ton of knowledge to our offensive room,” Fleck said. “He’s a phenomenal recruiter, wonderful person, and just brings a plethora of knowledge. Anytime you can hire an offensive coordinator at The Ohio State University, bring him up, be a part of an experience he’s had and bring him a part of your program, you jump on it.”Pat Fitzgerald, NorthwesternComing off only his second-ever bowl win in 11 seasons with Northwestern, Fitzgerald addressed how his team built up momentum towards the end of the last season and carried that into their win at the Pinstripe Bowl. He also looked ahead to his team’s opener against Nevada — a team with a new coach, quarterback and overall offensive scheme. Lastly, he was asked about the school’s plans to build new facilities for athletics.“This is for our program, from the standpoint of university support, one of the last few pieces of the puzzle we really need,” Fitzgerald said. “We’re far from the finished product in Evanston, and now to have the Walter Athletic Complex and Ryan Field and Hutcheson Field and Wilson Field and the indoor all the great facilities we’re about to have give us a chance to compete for a recruit maybe we never had an opportunity to get.”James Franklin, Penn StateSpeaking as the coach of the reigning Big Ten champion Nittany Lions, Franklin began by talking about how important it was for a team as young as his squad was last season to gain valuable experience playing in both the Big Ten Championship Game as well as the Rose Bowl. He said gaining that experience should help it going into 2017 when it is bound to receive more national recognition and no longer be viewed as the sleeper it was the past season.Franklin also said that though he has junior running back Saquon Barkley and redshirt junior quarterback Trace McSorley on his team, it is not those guys who get him the most excited.“I would make the argument the thing we’re most excited about on both sides of the ball but specifically on offense is the offensive line,” Franklin said. “Saquon Barkley has done some great things so far, but to think about him having a chance now this season to play behind what I make the argument we feel like has got a chance to be one of the better offensive lines in the Big Ten, there’s so much value in that.”Jeff Brohm, PurdueThe third new head coach to speak at the media days, Brohm said even though the Boilermakers are coming off a 3-9 season, he believes there is talent on the roster and a fire in the players to be competitive in 2017. He talked extensively about the offensive side of the football, saying he expects his team to play exciting football with a strong group of running backs and several junior college transfers at the wide receiver position to help spark the team. Defensively, he believes Purdue boasts a strong group of linebackers and a stout defensive line that should help to create the same run-stopping defense he had last season while he was the coach at Western Kentucky. Mike Riley, NebraskaRiley began his podium session addressing the quarterback situation in Nebraska with Tommy Armstrong no longer around to guide the Cornhuskers behind center, and instilling confidence in his new quarterback, redshirt junior Tanner Lee — who sat out last season per the NCAA transfer rules after arriving from Tulane.“The good thing for Tanner and us is he has played in college football games. And the other part of it is he’s been with our team for about a year,” Riley said. “His entry has been impressive in just the simple fact that he became a good teammate. Became immediately well liked and through time became very well respected, enough so to be elected at one of our — not our seasonal yet, but our offseason captains for our offseason conditioning program.”Looking toward the defense, Riley talked about his hire of Bob Diaco as the defensive coordinator, citing Diaco’s 3-4 defensive scheme as a reason for hiring him (Riley also claimed to be a 3-4 defensive coach). He also discussed losing senior cornerback Chris Jones and the challenges in replacing him, mentioning senior defensive back Joshua Kalu as a candidate to shift from safety — his position last season — to cornerback. Chris Ash, RutgersThe former co-defensive coordinator for Ohio State and now Rutgers head coach began by expressing his disappointment in his first season coaching the Scarlet Knights went as the team finished 2-10 overall and 0-9 in conference play.“It wasn’t fun,” Ash. “Been asked a lot about it. It was awful. But we’ve moved on. It’s behind us and we’re a lot better football team today because of what we went through a year ago. We went through a lot of adversity a lot of tough times, a lot of challenges. Brought our football team closer together.”Entering his second season, Ash said he expects his secondary to again remain the strength of the team, but noted that in order for it to be as dominant as it was last season, the defensive line will have to step up to put enough pressure on the quarterback to force the opposing offense to make mistakes. Jim Harbaugh, MichiganWrapping up Tuesday morning’s media sessions with the coaches was Michigan’s khaki-wearing head coach. Harbaugh spoke extensively about taking his team to Rome, saying that it helps to put the “college” back in college football.“It’s a chance to have the whole world be your classroom. And not all learning is done in a classroom or on a football field. It’s out there living, out there seeing and doing,” Harbaugh said. “It’s incredible to connect with somebody from a different country, to see something you’ve never seen before, taste food you’ve never tasted or hear a language that you’ve never heard and then experience it together as a team.”Looking ahead to the year in front of him, he said that while his team has lost several key players, he is excited to see the continued development of his juniors — the first class he brought in as head coach — and believes they will be ready to step up in 2017. He added that redshirt junior Wilton Speight is currently tied for first with redshirt senior John O’Korn for the starting quarterback position as it stands today. read more

Alfred Gislason calls for World League

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← Previous Story Junior WCh 2013 TOP 16: Switzerland sent Denmark home! Next Story → Draw for European Cups 2013/2014! THW Kiel coach, Alfred Gislason thinks that Champions League will have to become some kind of World League in order to make stronger financial structure for the handball team all over the world. He spoke about that for SPIEGEL:– I am sure about that we could find sponsors and raise that kind of model. To build strong team in Arabia won’t be a problem – said Gislason, who also think that team from Argentina, South Korea, Egypt could be a part of this project. read more

EColi la bactérie retrouvée sur un patient bordelais

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first_imgE.Coli: la bactérie retrouvée sur un patient bordelaisJeudi 23 juin, sept habitants de la région de Bordeaux ont été hospitalisés pour de fortes diarrhées. Les services de santé ont confirmé la présence de la bactérie E.Coli sur l’un d’entre eux.Nouveau cas de contamination à la bactérie E.Coli. Selon Le Figaro, sept individus ont été hospitalisés ce jeudi à Bordeaux. Les patients ont été victimes de diarrhées sanglantes. Xavier Bertrand, ministre de la Santé, a confirmé ce vendredi la présence de la bactérie sur l’un d’entre eux. “D’autres cas font l’objet d’études approfondies au Centre national de référence. Vous avez trois personnes au CHU et quatre personnes à l’hôpital militaire, dans les services appropriés”, a t-il ajouté. A propos de la gravité des infections chez ces personnes, le ministre n’a pas pu apporter de réponses, précisant: “C’est aux médecins de la dire précisément. Il faut les laisser donner les informations en temps utile.” À lire aussiErysipèle : contagion, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il ?Cela porte désormais à huit le nombre de victimes de ces symptômes, une première patiente ayant été admise quelques jours auparavant. Parmi les sept hospitalisés ce jeudi, trois d’entre eux présentent un syndrome hémolytique et urémique (SHU) plus sérieux puisqu’il atteint notamment les reins. “Ces trois personnes ont été placées sous dialyse, une se trouve en réanimation”, affirme l’ARS, l’Agence Régionale de Santé. “Il ne s’agit pas d’un cas groupé. Ce ne sont pas des personnes qui étaient ensemble, mais des personnes qui sont venues à l’hôpital le même jour.” Les personnes habitaient tous dans la région de Bègles et sont des femmes entre 40 et 65 ans.Cette affaire fait suite à la contamination, dans le nord de la France, de steaks hachés de la marque Lidl par cette même bactérie. Jeudi 23 juin encore, 50 élèves d’une commune près de Douai avaient été pris de vomissements après avoir mangé à la cantine et huit d’entre eux ont dû également être hospitalisés. Mais aucun lien avec la bactérie tueuse n’a pu être établi. Un autre groupe de 32 enfants à Mennecy, dans l’Essonne, a subi lui aussi des vomissements. Des prélèvements ont été effectués sur les plats servis pour déterminer si la bactérie E.Coli était présente.Le 24 juin 2011 à 11:36 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Volunteers spread mulch as part of effort to maintain orchard

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first_img“A small but mighty crew” assembled Sunday morning at the Foley Park Community Orchard, Allie Van Nostran said, and they made a dent in a mulching project at the public pear tree field.The orchard is tucked behind the county’s Foley Neighborhood Park, north of Northwest 21st Avenue and Northwest 119th Street, in the Felida area.The area is an undeveloped county park, and the orchard is part of an old farmstead sold to the county. There are about 150 pear trees on the property, along with a few apple and cherry trees.The handful of volunteers set cardboard around trees and spread some fresh mulch over the top Sunday. The cardboard and new mulch layer help protect the soil around the trees, Van Nostran said. It helps preserve moisture and prevent competing plant growth around the boles. They got to about nine trees, she said.The county mows the grass and provided Sunday’s mulch, but much of the orchard’s maintenance falls to neighbors and volunteers.Van Nostran, an AmeriCorps worker, explained that Sunday’s work was organized through the Slow Foods Southwest Washington nonprofit’s Urban Abundance program, which focuses on maintaining and harvesting backyard and public orchards for community benefit.last_img read more

Report West Ham unlikely to sell Arnautovic Chicharito

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first_imgWest Ham will reportedly not sell both Marko Arnautovic and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez during this month’s transfer windowArnautovic has been subject to a £35m from Chinese champions Shanghai SIPG for the past week with reports suggesting that a fresh bid of £45m will be lodged.The Austrian forward’s agent and brother, Danijel, has already declared that they wish to go ahead with the move to China with the likes of Ian Wright urging the club to allow it.Meanwhile, Chicharito has been strongly linked with a transfer to Valencia who are now short of options up front following their decision to terminate Michy Batshuayi’s loan deal from Chelsea.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Los Che allegedly want to sign Chicharito on a loan deal until the end of the current season.But the Evening Standard claims that West Ham are uninterested in loaning out Chicharito and do not want to part with the Mexican striker.The Hammers would rather not let either Chicharito or Arnautovic leave this month as that will give them little time to find a suitable replacement with the injury-prone Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez their only remaining strikers.last_img read more

Washington State falls to Stanford 4414

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first_imgPULLMAN — Washington State cornerback Daniel Simmons said he expected Heisman Trophy favorite Andrew Luck to “test our manhood as a secondary” during Saturday’s game with unbeaten Stanford.The Cougars played like men, but the seventh-ranked Cardinal had bigger and better men, starting with Luck.Luck, projected by many to be the No. 1 pick in next year’s NFL draft, threw four touchdown passes — all in the second half — and finished with 336 passing yards to lead seventh-ranked Stanford past Washington State, 44-14.“In the first half, Andrew Luck looked like a good football player,” WSU coach Paul Wulff said. “In the second half, he looked like a great football player.”The Cougars (3-3, 1-2 Pacific-12 Conference) drew a season-high 30,843 fans for homecoming at Martin Stadium.The Cardinal (6-0, 4-0) set a school record with its 14th straight win. Stanford owns the longest winning streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision.Luck, taking advantage of Stanford’s unusually big, talented and deep crew of tight ends, completed 13 of 20 passes for 247 yards after the Cardinal built a 10-7 halftime lead. Three of Luck’s scoring passes went to tight ends, who play a major role in Stanford’s passing attack.last_img read more

30 of line managers are frustrated with stress support from HR

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first_imgJust under a third (30%) of UK line manager respondents are frustrated with their organisation’s HR department when it comes to helping employees avoid stress, according to research by IDC and Cornerstone OnDemand.The Future people: workplace evolution in the age of digital transformation report, which surveyed 1,352 HR professionals and line managers across 16 European countries, also found that the UK is ranked within the bottom four in terms of average adoption of flexible working policies.The research also found:71% of UK respondents are proud of their workplace and are willing to recommend it to others.28% of UK line manager respondents are frustrated with their HR department for not supplying a useful talent management system.35% of UK line manager respondents cite employee performance analytics as a key area for improvement.Vincent Belliveau, executive vice president and general manager of Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Cornerstone OnDemand, said: “The findings are sobering and show us that we must continually evaluate and improve our ways of working. If UK [organisations] want to remain competitive they must ingrain a culture of more collaboration, as well as provide the tools to make this happen wherever that employee may be based.“Likewise, it’s vital HR and line managers understand each other in order to navigate these changes. There are already frustrations showing while the UK is in the early stages of having a fully flexible workforce and this will only get worse without clearer talent management strategies. Organisations need to invest in the systems and practices that will support this going forward, and must understand the range of flexible working options staff may require. Ignore that, and they face an unhappy and disengaged workforce, which will almost certainly be a bigger problem in the long run.”last_img read more

Police arrest man accused of stealing Coconut Creek shuttle bus

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first_imgCOCONUT CREEK, FLA. (WSVN) – Police took a man into custody in Coconut Creek after, they said, he stole a city shuttle bus, Saturday afternoon.According to Coconut Creek Police, 31-year-old Derrick Williams got behind the wheel of the bus when the driver stepped out to use the restroom, just before 3 p.m.Police located Williams near 29th Street and Sample Road about 45 minutes later and arrested him without incident.He has been charged with grand theft auto. He also had an arrest warrant from Broward County.Williams remained behind bars Saturday night but is expected to be released on a $1,000 bond.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Longtime Democratic Lead on House Readiness Panel Loses Primary

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first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Guam Del. Madeleine Bordallo (D), who has served as ranking member on the House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee since 2011 and championed multiple issues critical to defense communities, lost her Democratic primary last month, bringing to a close a 16-year congressional career. As the island’s lone voice in Washington, Bordallo secured millions of dollars in DOD funding for community infrastructure on Guam needed to accommodate the relocation of thousands of Marines from Okinawa. In 2016, she led an effort — along with ADC and the Defense Communities Caucus — to defeat an amendment to the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill that would have severely restricted the Office of Economic Adjustment’s defense industry adjustment, compatible use and BRAC assistance programs, and eliminated the agency’s research and technical assistance efforts. In response to the opposition, Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.) decided against offering his amendment to the defense policy bill. From 2010 thru 2014, Bordallo introduced legislation to amend the Sikes Act to provide DOD greater flexibility to use cooperative agreements and other innovative authorities to protect sensitive habitats on its installations while still using the lands for training activities. She also worked to expand the authorities available to DOD’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration program.Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tia Dufourlast_img read more

This Weird Robot Hotel Offers HighTech Hospitality

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first_img Amazon’s New Facial Recognition Smells Your FearSnapchat’s New Snap Spectacles Will Have Two Cameras, Cost $350 Stay on target Where you stay on vacation is key. And, sometimes, the typical Best Western just doesn’t make the cut. If you’re visiting Japan, you can spend the night at the Henn na: A hotel that’s almost fully manned by robots.The Henn na Hotel, which operates several robot hotel locations throughout the country, opened its doors a few years ago to give customers a more high-tech hospitality experience.“One of the definitions of the Japanese word ‘Henn’ is ‘to change,’ which represents our commitment for evolution in striving for the extraordinary sensation and comfort that lies beyond the ordinary,” says the Henn na Hotel website. “Staying at Henn na Hotel is filled with unexpected and delightful surprises. The unique experience will take our guests one step into the future.”AdChoices广告How does the Henn na Hotel make all the autonomous magic happen? The chain’s secret sauce is the AI technology that helps run hotel operations. From check-in to room service, each Hen na Hotel location features different robots that aim to make your life easier, and help you have a good time on your travels without issues.center_img When you walk into the Henn na Hotel, you’ll be greeted by multi-lingual robots at the front desk. Either two colorful dinosaurs or two female humanoid robots will help you with the check-in process.A robotic arm will then store your luggage for you in the cloakroom, so you don’t have to worry about lugging your suitcases around. There’s even a facial recognition system, where you can register your face for key-free room access.The high-tech service doesn’t end there: The Henn na Hotel also offers a Radiant Panel Air Conditioning System, which helps draw or add heat to your body to keep you comfortable, and a tranquility space with a hydrogen energy system for impromptu relaxation.Surprisingly, staying at the Henn na Hotel isn’t expensive either: It will cost you roughly 9,000 yen ($80) for a night’s stay.If you want to experience some AI hospitality, visit the Henn na Hotel’s website for details on locations, room availability, and other services.More on Geek.com:Ikea’s Smart Blinds for Dumb Windows Are Coming Soon, And CheapThese Robot Delivery Dogs Bring Packages Right to Your DoorThis Aquatic Drone Captures Gorgeous Underwater Shotslast_img read more

Thirdparty Logistics 3PL Market Key strategies of major players by 2018–2025

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first_imgThird-party Logistics Global Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Market By Mode Of Transport (Railways, Roadways, Waterways, And Airways) And Service Type (Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC), Domestic Transportation Management, International Transportation Management, Warehousing And Distribution, And Others): Global Opportunity Analysis And Industry Forecast, 2018 – 2025Third-party Logistics (3PL) Market Overview:Third-party logistics (3PL) in company’s supply chain management is a third-party business used by manufacturers to provide fulfilment services and distribute company’s products. These services consists of warehousing, integrated operations, and transportation services, which can be scaled according to the customer needs and market conditions. Logistics service providers are responsible for the delivery of goods from manufacturers to consumers.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2806893?utm_source=Anil&utm_medium=HTNOngoing advancements in 3PL market due to innovative efforts have enhanced the efficiency of the supply chain. The competitive advantages of 3PL service over conventional logistics department has been described in the report. To understand the market, drivers, restraints, and opportunities are explained in the report. Furthermore, key strategies adopted by potential market leaders to facilitate the effective planning have been discussed under the scope of the report.The global 3PL market is segmented into mode of transport, service type, and region. Based on mode of transport, the market is classified into railways, roadways, waterways and airways. By service type, it is fragmented into dedicated contract carriage, domestic transportation management, international transportation management, warehousing & distribution, and others. Region wise, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.Some of the key players operating in the 3 PL market include DHL, United Parcel Service, FedEx Corporation, Maersk Logistics, DB Schenker, Kuehne+Nagel Inc., NYK logistics, Panalpina World Transport Ltd., Union Pacific Corporation, and BNSF Railway Company.Key Benefits for Third-party Logistics (3PL) Market:• This study comprises the analytical depiction of the global 3PL (market along with the current trends and future estimations to depict the imminent investment pockets.• The overall market potential is determined to understand the profitable trends to enable stakeholders gain a stronger foothold in the market.• The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities with a detailed impact analysis.• The current market is quantitatively analyzed from 2017 to 2025 to highlight the financial competency of the market.• Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of the buyers and suppliers.Third-party Logistics (3PL) Key Market Segments:By Mode of Transport• Railways• Roadways• Waterways• AirwaysBy Service Type• Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC)• Domestic Transportation Management• International Transportation Management• Warehousing & Distribution• OthersGet a discount on this research report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2806893?utm_source=Anil&utm_medium=HTNTable of Content:CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION1.1. Report description1.2. Key benefits for stakeholders1.3. Key market segments1.4. Research methodology1.4.1. Primary research1.4.2. Secondary research1.4.3. Analyst tools and modelsCHAPTER 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY2.1. CXO perspectiveCHAPTER 3: MARKET OVERVIEW3.1. Market definition and scope3.2. Key findings3.2.1. Top impacting factors3.2.2. Top investment pockets3.2.3. Top winning strategies3.3. Porters five forces analysis3.4. Market share analysis (2017)3.5. Market dynamics3.5.1. Drivers3.5.1.1. Increase in trading activities due to globalization3.5.1.2. Manufacturers and retailers focus on core competencies is increasing3.5.1.3. Increase in the e-commerce industry and reverse logistics operations3.5.2. Restraints3.5.2.1. Risk to goodwill of manufacturer3.5.2.2. Reduction in control of manufacturer on logistics service.3.5.3. Opportunities3.5.3.1. Use of IT solutions and software.3.5.3.2. Cost cutting and lead time reduction due to adoption of multi-modal systemCHAPTER 4: 3PL (THIRD PARTY LOGISTIC) MARKET, BY MODE OF TRANSPORT4.1. Overview4.2. RAILWAY4.2.1. Key market trends, growth factors and opportunities4.2.2. Market size and forecast, by region4.2.3. Market analysis by country4.3. ROADWAYS4.3.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities4.3.2. Market size and forecast, by region4.3.3. Market analysis by country4.4. WATERWAYS4.4.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities4.4.2. Market size and forecast, by region4.4.3. Market analysis by country4.5. AIRWAYS4.5.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities4.5.2. Market size and forecast, by region4.5.3. Market analysis by countryAbout Us: Industry executives tend to keep a tab on their business competitors. This keeps them updated on strategic business activities and investment trends. Company profiles are crucial to participating players of interconnected verticals.Contact Us:5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesCall answer Direct: +1-971-202-1575Call answer Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452Email help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Sydney Airport left in the dark

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first_imgChaos and confusion hit Sydney Airport at the weekend as power was lost for a couple of hours at the international terminal during morning peak hours.Duty free shops were required to close their doors for the majority of the day according to the Telegraph.“It was a big mess, even after the lights came back on we had to stay closed because the computers weren’t working,” A duty free sales assistant said.The power failure interrupted both Qantas and Jetstar flight schedules resulting in dozens of flight delays due to check- in and baggage handling procedures being affected.“Absolute chaos at Sydney airport, I’m definitely going to need that massage in Bali,” an airport passenger saidApparently the power outage was caused by a fire at the power station, however, Sydney Airport Corporation spokesperson Michael Samaras said this could not be confirmed.”An investigation into the outages is under way. But right now, the focus is still on recovery,” Mr Samaras said.”Sydney Airport is now doing its utmost to return the terminal to 100 per cent operation and is working closely with airlines, border agencies and government authorities to restore normal operations.“Passengers using the terminal tonight should see operations returning to normal,” Mr Samaras said. Passengers stranded at Sydney airport “somebody obviously forgot to pay the power bill” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P;Image Source: telegraphlast_img read more

by The Associated Press Posted Mar 21 2019 12

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Mar 21, 2019 12:32 pm PDT Feds seek return of ‘Amorous Couple’ art looted by Nazis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NEW YORK — The U.S. government says it wants to return a painting to its true owner that was looted from a museum in Nazi-controlled Ukraine near World War II’s end.Manhattan prosecutors said Thursday that “An Amorous Couple,” by Pierre Louis Goudreaux, was stolen from the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of the Arts in Kyiv, Ukraine, around 1943.The U.S. says the painting, also called “A Loving Glance,” resurfaced in 2013, listed on a New York auction house’s website. The notice said it had been held in a private collection in London and then in Massachusetts.The FBI determined it was bought from a Missouri auction house in 1993 by a New York dealer who consigned it to the auction house.The government is seeking a court order to get the painting to return it to the museum.The Associated Presslast_img read more