10 months agoReal Madrid captain Ramos hits out at Mourinho rumours

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid captain Ramos hits out at Mourinho rumoursby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has hit out at talk of Jose Mourinho replacing coach Santiago Solari.Ramos was in no mood to entertain reporters questions on the Portuguese.”I’m nobody to decide who the Real Madrid coach is,” he said.”We’ve been without Mourinho for five years and you’re still talking about him.”We have the chance to win a title and we’re talking about Mourinho.”A captain doesn’t decide the coaches.” last_img

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Athlon Sports Names The 10 Most Explosive Running Backs Returning For 2016

first_imgAthlon Sports released a list Sunday morning of what it believes to be the 10 most explosive running backs returning for the 2016 college football season. Some of the names on the list won’t surprise you at all, but others undoubtedly will. College football’s 10 most explosive running backs returning for 2016. https://t.co/llw8KRXZTM pic.twitter.com/XwwX1MSv6S— Athlon Sports (@AthlonSports) June 12, 2016Here’s the list they came up with. Georgia Southern’s Matt BreidaFlorida State’s Dalvin CookLSU’s Leonard FournetteNew Mexico State’s Larry RoseSan Diego State’s Donald PumphreyBoise State’s Jeremy McNicholsWestern Michigan’s Jamauri BoganSouthern Mississippi’s Ito SmithNevada’s James ButlerIowa State’s Mike WarrenAthlon adds an excellent chart to explain their decisions and you can find that here.What do you think, college football fans? Are they forgetting anybody?last_img read more

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Busting school stress with happiness classes

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi students are finally finding happiness in schools. A typical Happiness Class starts with students rubbing their hands and putting them on the eyes to relax. A little bit of meditation follows. Children are themselves feeling the sounds of their surroundings. At peace with themselves, they then go into discussions and exchange their ideas about anything under the sun. The 45 minutes pass with happy faces all around –and it is now time to take out books. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe Happiness Curriculum of the Delhi government is helping students to change their attitude towards studies, noted the teachers of different schools. According to the students, during the Happiness Class, the students focus on things they would otherwise skip. Students indulge in joyful exercises, indoor games, active enquiry, reflective conversations, storytelling, guided practices for mindfulness, group discussions and situation based role-play and skits. The new and unique curriculum was launched by Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia to develop self-awareness and mindfulness amongst students. “It aimed to inculcate the skill of critical thinking and inquiry among the students,” said an Education Department official. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe official said the challenges in the school system had gone beyond learning standards and academic results. “A research conducted on suicides in India has revealed that in addition to the challenges of learning and achieving, students come to school with stresses arising from many sources including family disturbances, peer conflicts, socio-cultural components and vulnerabilities to physical and mental health risk factors,” said an official. The research revealed 26 suicides were reported every 24 hours due to issues including drugs, broken families, fights with friends and break-ups. “Prolonged exposure to such stresses leads to long term physiological and emotional disturbances, which severely hinders a child’s learning and development,” the official said. According to the Delhi government, the Happiness Curriculum Framework was designed following the guiding principles given by the National Curriculum Framework (NCERT, 2005). “Children learn in a variety of ways –through experience, making and doing things, experimentation, reading, discussions, questioning, listening, thinking and reflecting, and expressing oneself in speech, movement or writing, both individually and with others,” said the official from the Directorate of Education, Delhi.last_img read more

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Police tracking moose on the loose in community north of Toronto

first_imgMARKHAM, Ont. – A news helicopter and natural resources ministry staff are tracking a moose that has run across an airport field and down streets and through backyards in a community north of Toronto.Ontario Provincial Police say the moose was spotted at Buttonville airport Friday morning and advised motorists on nearby Highway 404 to exercise caution.Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says the moose has since moved away from the highway and the ministry of natural resources is tracking its progress.A local television helicopter followed the animal as it ran through parking lots and along streets in Markham, Ont.Twitter users have posted photos and video of the moose on its travels through the town.last_img

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Marcia Cross Stands Up Against Prostate Cancer

first_imgThe Safeway Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), have collaborated again to re-launch their public service campaign featuring actress and SU2C Celebrity Ambassador Marcia Cross, which will debut in June.Marcia Cross appears in the PSA with The Safeway Foundation and Stand Up To CancerThe print, radio and digital public service announcement (PSA) is designed to raise awareness for the fight against prostate cancer – a disease that over 2 million men are living with in the United States alone. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death for men in the United States, and one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.The public service campaign coincides with Safeway’s annual in-store Prostate Cancer Awareness fundraiser, providing customers with multiple opportunities to donate at more than 1,300 Safeway stores across the U.S. The public service campaign will run through June, the month in which Father’s Day is celebrated.Stand Up To Cancer and The Safeway Foundation are encouraging everyone, especially those with loved-ones affected by the disease, to show their support for the cause with a limited-edition, reusable shopping bag with the words, “It starts with a wish; it can end with a cure.” The bag will be available for purchase at all Safeway banner stores, including Vons, Pavilions, Tom Thumb, Randalls, and Carrs stores, as well as online at safewayfoundation.org.Additionally, Safeway shoppers will have a chance to make a separate donation at check-out. Proceeds will support prostate cancer research, including that being done by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the Stand Up To Cancer prostate cancer Dream Teams and other research teams.Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Marcia Cross is best known for her roles on the award-winning series Desperate Housewives and the original Melrose Place.“This is a cause close to my heart and one that I enthusiastically support,” said Cross. “Together with Stand Up To Cancer and The Safeway Foundation, I hope to not only create awareness for a disease that affects too many of our husbands, sons, fathers and brothers — but support crucial cancer research that can save lives.”“We are proud to welcome back Marcia Cross and continue our collaboration with our friends at Stand Up To Cancer,” said Larree Renda, Safeway Executive Vice President and Chair of The Safeway Foundation. “By featuring this campaign once again, we need to continue elevating cancer research and awareness and raise funds that will make necessary breakthroughs in patient care.”“We’re thrilled to have an Ambassador like Marcia Cross shining a light on the fight against prostate cancer,” said Lisa Paulsen, co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer and CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) “In collaborating with The Safeway Foundation, we have been able to raise funds to get new and effective therapies to patients quicker.”To date, Safeway and The Safeway Foundation have raised over $87 million for prostate cancer research. These donations, provided by Safeway’s generous customers, have helped fund 1,600 prostate cancer research projects providing hope for treatment and cures.For more information on the campaign, visit safewayfoundation.org or standup2cancer.org.last_img read more

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Harlem Globetrotters Announce OneHour Hoops For The Troops Game Special

first_imgAs part of the Harlem Globetrotters’ 75th anniversary celebration of entertaining United States servicemen and women, and military personnel around the globe, the team will showcase its dedication in a one-hour television special to be aired on the ESPN family of networks.The “Hoops For The Troops Game” will premiere on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. EST on ESPN2, with a special encore airing on Sunday, Dec. 31 at 3 p.m. EST on ESPN. The special, presented by Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans, will capture the Globetrotters’ unique and special relationship with U.S. military personnel.“ESPN has always been a great supporter of the Globetrotters and our mission to spread goodwill around the world,” said Howard Smith, president of the Harlem Globetrotters. “The Globetrotters consider it a privilege to honor U.S. military servicemen and women who make daily sacrifices for our country. Viewers of all ages will get to see what those brave men and women enjoyed up close in Hawaii.”The game, which will be the centerpiece to the one-hour special, will take place at historic Bloch Arena at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in Hawaii. The arena, which has played host to Elvis Presley and the Pearl Harbor Invitational college basketball event, was one of the few buildings which survived the bombing of the base on Dec. 7, 1941.As part of the game, the entire audience will be comprised of U.S. military personnel and their families. The event is hosted in conjunction with Navy Entertainment, who partners annually with the Globetrotters to bring joy to military bases overseas each fall.Viewers will get to see the official return of the Harlem Globetrotters’ long-time nemesis – the Washington Generals – following a two-year hiatus. There will also be the national television debut of the “Flying Globies” acrobatic trampoline dunk team, which can be seen during the 2018 “Amazing Feats of Basketball” World Tour. The Globetrotters will also conduct the first-ever underwater ball-handling routine (known as the “Magic Circle”) aboard the USS Santa Fe submarine, as well as a shooting game of N-A-V-Y with sailors aboard the deck of the USS Missouri battleship.A number of Globetrotter stars, including: Showman Ant Atkinson, Thunder Law, Cheese Chisholm, Hammer Harrison, Firefly Fisher, Spider Sharpless, Too Tall Hall, Moose Weeks, TNT Lister, and Ace Jackson will be a part of the special. Additionally, fans can catch the 2018 Globetrotter debuts of rookies Primetime Maberry, Bulldog Mack, and Hot Shot Swanson.last_img read more

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TSX flat amid mixed earnings

The Toronto stock market was little changed Wednesday as investors look to earnings reports and an expected vote later in the day on raising the U.S. debt ceiling.The S&P/TSX composite index declined 1.91 points to 12,822.72 while the TSX Venture Exchange edged up 2.28 points to 1,243.35.The Canadian dollar dropped 0.48 of a cent at 100.26 cents US after the Bank of Canada announced it is keeping a key rate unchanged at one per cent. The central bank also said economic growth has been weaker than expected and indicated that the anticipated need to raise rates is now less imminent.The change in the guidance from last month likely means the central bank won’t move to tighten borrowing costs until some time in 2014 or until it has more compelling evidence the Canadian economy is ready to re-engage.U.S. indexes were mainly higher with the Dow Jones industrials up 56.49 points to 13,768.7, the Nasdaq rose 10.31 points to 3,153.49 and the S&P 500 index slipped 1.27 points to 1,491.29.The House of Representatives is set to vote on a motion to increase the U.S. $16.4 trillion borrowing ceiling for three months. Without congressional action, the Treasury — sometime in late February or early March — will not have enough money to pay all of its obligations, raising the risk of a first-ever default on the government’s debts.In Toronto, Celestica (TSX:CLS) reported a sharp drop in fourth-quarter profits as the  electronics manufacturer was hit by restructuring and other charges and lower revenue as it wound down work for Research In Motion. Its shares dipped four cents to $8.52 even as president and chief executive officer Craig Muhlhauser assured analysts on a conference call there is a plan to improve profit this yearIn the U.S., McDonald’s reported Wednesday that quarterly earnings were US$1.38 a share, five cents better than analysts’ forecasts. Revenue of US$6.95 billion beat projections of $6.889 billion but its shares were off six cents to US$92.91 as the world’s biggest hamburger chain also warned that a key sales figure is expected to drop this month.After the close Tuesday, IBM handed in results that beat for earnings and revenue. Earnings per share for the quarter were $5.39, versus the $5.25 that analysts expected. Revenue came in at $29.3 billion against the 29.09 expected and IBM shares gained 5.72 per cent to $207.28.Google’s fourth-quarter earnings rose seven per cent to nearly $2.9 billion, or $8.62 cents per share. If not for the costs of employee stock compensation and certain other accounting items, Google said it would have earned. $10.65 per share. On that basis, Google exceeded the average earnings estimate of $10.54 among analysts surveyed by FactSet. Revenue surged 36 per cent from the previous year to $14.4 billion and its stock ran ahead 5.66 per cent to $742.67.A major decliner in New York was luxury handbag seller Coach Inc. Its shares plunged 14 per cent after it said a challenging economy and heavy price-cutting by competitors weighed on its fiscal second-quarter results. Net income was $352.7 million, or $1.23 per share, while net sales rose four per cent to $1.50 billion. The results were short of expectations for earnings of $1.28 per share on revenue of $1.6 billion.Traders will take in earnings from Apple Inc. on Wednesday.The gold sector led TSX decliners while February bullion on the New York Mercantile Exchange ticked $1.60 lower to US$1,691.60 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) faded 29 cents to C$37.74 while Iamgold (TSX:IMG) ran down nine per cent to $9.80.The base metals component fell 0.37 per cent as March copper was unchanged at US$3.70 a pound. First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) was down 38 cents to $20.54. Retail stocks led the consumer discretionary component lower as Quebec-based convenience store owner Alimentation Couche-Tard (TSX:ATD.B) gave back 99 cents to $47.99.The telecom sector was the major advancer with Telus Corp. (TSX:T) ahead 42 cents to $64.98.The energy sector was up 0.2 per cent with the March crude contract up one cent to US$96.69 a barrel.European bourses were mixed with London’s FTSE 100 index up 0.06 per cent, Frankfurt’s DAX was down 0.14 per cent and the Paris CAC 40 declined 0.55 per cent. Earlier in Asia, Japanese stocks reacted negatively for a second day to the central bank’s plans for shoring up the economy.The Nikkei 225 in Tokyo tumbled 2.1 per cent a day after the Bank of Japan set its target inflation rate at two per cent and said it would undertake open-ended asset purchases starting in 2014. Some analysts said investors were disappointed that the central bank didn’t take more aggressive measures.South Korea’s Kospi shed 0.8 per cent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.1 per cent while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 bucked the trend, rising 0.2 per cent.In other corporate news, Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX:ARZ) is urging shareholders reject a $780-million hostile takeover bid by Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX:AGI), which is offering a combination of cash and shares. The junior miner’s board also says it has adopted a shareholder rights plan to defend against the hostile offer and help give it time to find alternatives. Aurizon shares were off unchanged at $4.74 while Alamos shares were up three cents to $15.98. read more

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Herron hoping for breakout season in OSU backfield

In high school, Daniel Herron acquired the nickname “Boom” because when he came up to the line carrying the ball, he would blow it up.Ohio State fans can only hope they will be yelling that nickname after each of Herron’s carries this upcoming season.“Boom” is not the first Herron to experience success on the football field, however. David, his older brother, was a linebacker for Michigan State before signing with the Minnesota Vikings and most recently, the Kansas City Chiefs. For Herron, having a sibling that has already experienced football at the collegiate level has been helpful throughout his own career with the Buckeyes.  “It has helped with him being older and going through college before me,” he said. “He has definitely told me a lot. What to do. What not to do. All the right decisions to make.” Giving advice has been a one-way street, as “Boom” said it’s hard to tell a professional athlete what to do. The brothers critique each other’s games and call from week-to-week. “It’s hard for me to try to give him advice, because he’s the older brother,” said Herron. “He gives me all types of advice, watching my games, calling me and telling me what I can do better. He just tries to help me out however he can.” Herron began his OSU career sitting out a season with a redshirt, and he uses that experience to encourage teammates who are in the same situation.   “If I could go back, I would definitely stay redshirt. I tell all of the guys that in the long run, they’ll be glad,” he said. “As a redshirt you get a great opportunity to look at the other guys and learn from them.” Last season, Herron assumed the running back position that had been vacated by Chris “Beanie” Wells while sharing carries with Brandon Saine. He finished the 2009 season with 13 touchdowns and 600 yards, which he felt was an underachievement.  “I wasn’t too satisfied with last season,” Herron said. “With me getting hurt, that kind of pushed me back, and then I missed a couple of games. I think I didn’t play to the best of my ability. I just wasn’t impressed with my performance.” In the midst of preparing for his junior year, Herron finds himself already looking ahead to next season.  “Next year Brandon will be gone and there will be a lot of guys following in my footsteps,” he said. “I have to be a leader. I’m ready to be a leader.” read more

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HANDBALLPLANET PREDICTION Denmark and Germany for the gold

As every year, traditionaly in January, Handball-Planet.com give an overal prediction of the placement at big handball events. Here is our short prognosis about the best teams at Men’s EHF EURO 2018 in Croatia which starts today in Split and Porec with matches of Group A and Group B.Denmark (EHF EURO 2012 winner) and Germany (EHF EURO 2016) – the reigning champions, will have the biggest chances to take the crown in Zagreb on Sunday – January 28.FINAL PLACEMENT – MEN’S EHF EURO 2018.DENMARKGERMANYNORWAYCROATIAFRANCESPAINSLOVENIASWEDENHUNGARYSERBIAMACEDONIABELARUSICELANDMONTENEGROCZECH REPUBLICAUSTRIA ← Previous Story SPLIT AND POREC “ON FIRE”: Balkan Classico or WCh final replay? Next Story → SURPRISE IN SPLIT: Iceland beat Sweden

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These Robotic Sumo Wrestlers Are Totally Changing the Game

first_img Review: ‘Daemon X Machina’ Has Big Robots, Small Fun on Nintendo SwitchThis Robot Is Equal Parts Lawnmower and Snow Blower Stay on target If you’re into sumo wrestling, you probably know how plodding the matches can be. You’ve got the behemoth fighters and the matches themselves, and the actual event and fanfare surrounding all that. It can take a while to finish. But these two metal sumo wrestlers, or robots if you want to be primitive about it (robots are people too!) are changing the game in a ton of cool ways.For one thing, these zippy robo sumo wrestlers can engage and finish a sumo wrestling match in all of five seconds. They zoom toward each other like angry Roombas and duke it out before you can blink an eye. It’s a whole lot more efficient than regular sumo, that’s for sure. Japan’s national sport takes on a dramatically different look when you bring these specially-built robots into the mix.Some of the robots have mods like metal blades or wider arms and don’t look, unlike something you’d see in the show Robot Wars where teams build vicious robots to try and decimate their competition. And this isn’t just a random, one-off thing, either. There are actual robot sumo tournaments, with the last one having taken place in December 2016.In fact, there’s another one coming up on the horizon: the 29th international sumo robot tournament. It’s coming in December of this year, and it’ll likely feature some of the awesome kinds of robots you can see in the video above making regular sumo wrestlers look like absolute fools. So if you’re kind of interested in sumo wrestling but aren’t so interesting in watching big guys going toe to toe in an arena and want something a little more engaging to follow, perhaps your true sports calling is that of robo sumo.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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A look back at some notable figures who died in 2017

first_imgThey made music that inspired legions of fans.Rock ‘n’ roll founding father Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in virtually every genre of music.Comedians Jerry Lewis, Don Rickles and Dick Gregory left their own indelible mark with their iconic routines. And the story of the 1960s could not be told without Hugh Hefner and Charles Manson, who were synonymous with the decade in vastly different ways.Hefner founded Playboy magazine and was credited with helping rev up the sexual revolution in the 1960s. The decade ended with Manson becoming the face of evil across America by orchestrating seven murders that marked the end of the era of peace and love.Entertainers who died in 2017 also included actors Roger Moore of James Bond fame, Bollywood star Reema Lagoo, “Batman” actor Adam West and Mary Tyler Moore.Here is a roll call of some of the people who died in 2017.JANUARY:• Clare Hollingworth, 105. A British war correspondent who was the first to report the Nazi invasion of Poland that marked the beginning of World War II. Jan. 10.last_img read more

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Weather Eye Smoke haze will accompany return to highs in the 90s

first_imgPatrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com. It appears the hot weather will be back with us all week with highs in the 90- to 95-degree range and maybe closer to or at 100 degrees if things set up just right. Saturday’s 83-degree high was pleasant, so I hope you enjoyed it.Besides hot temperatures, we will have increased smoke and haze in the skies from wildfires to our south. The farther west you go, the less hazy skies, so eastern portions of Clark County may experience the most haze.If you want to escape the heat wave this go-round, head to the immediate beaches. Fog will cover the sandy beaches close to the ocean with some partial clearing and sunshine at times. For the most part, it will be socked in as the past couple of weeks. Hot here, cool — or for some — cold there.This is not great news for the dry conditions and the probability of wildfires across the state. Temperatures in Eastern Washington and Oregon will reach 100 degrees and above. Good news for ripening more of those tasty watermelons. Most counties and parks have banned outdoor burning of any kind, so check local regulations if you are going to be camping or hiking.Boy, this time last week it appeared we would be having cooler weather and maybe showers this week, but no such luck. Looking at the rest of August, it is forecast to be dry and warm.last_img read more

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National Address on Hurricane Irma

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 6, 2017 – Nassau –Dr. the Hon. Hubert MinnisPrime MinisterCommonwealth of The Bahamas7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 5 September, 2017Office of the Prime MinisterCecil Wallace-Whitfield CenterNassau, The BahamasFellow Citizens and Residents:  Good evening.I report to you this evening that we are facing one of the potentially severest natural disasters in the modern history of The Bahamas.  Hurricane Irma may be one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded!  On its current path, Hurricane Irma, which is currently a dangerous Category Five storm, with sustained winds of approximately 185 mph, poses a dire threat to Mayaguana, Inagua, Crooked Island, Acklins, Long Cay and Ragged Island.The wind speed, rain and expected storm surge make this a potentially catastrophic hurricane.  Accordingly, we must act quickly to protect lives, with a particular emphasis on the residents of the southern Bahamas, who are at the greatest risk.  I note that Irma may also bring severe weather to the Central Bahamas.  Leave has been suspended for members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.Because of the potentially catastrophic effect and the potential loss of life resulting from Hurricane Irma, and after consultation with Cabinet colleagues, the National Emergency Management Agency and the Met Office — the Government has taken the decision to institute an emergency evacuation to New Providence for the residents of MICAL and Ragged Island.The emergency evacuation will be begin early tomorrow morning and will be conducted by aircraft.  To underscore the threat posed by Hurricane Irma, I note that this is the largest such evacuation in the history of the country.  We are advising in the strongest possible terms that the residents of MICAL and Ragged Island comply with the evacuation from their respective islands.Let me be very clear: Those who refuse to evacuate, place themselves in potentially great danger from this monster hurricane, including from dangerously strong and high storm surges, which is one of the greatest threats from a hurricane.  Emergency personnel and assistance will be unavailable during the immediate impact of the hurricane for those in MICAL and Ragged Island who do not evacuate.  Furthermore, rescue and recovery may take an extended period of time for those who did not evacuate.Let me again make the strongest plea possible to the residents of MICAL and Ragged Island to evacuate their respective areas.    Do not put your life and those of your loved ones at unnecessary risk.  Do not be foolish and try to brave out this monster storm. The price you may pay for not evacuating is your life or serious physical harm.  With Hurricane Katrina in the United States and Hurricane Matthew last year, there were those who refused to evacuate.    As a result some people lost their lives in the U.S. Here at home, many lived through terror as their homes flooded and they feared for their lives and that of their loved ones, because they refused to evacuate.As I stated at the NEMA press conference yesterday:  “Life is precious.  We must make every effort to preserve and protect life, including the elderly, the indigent and other vulnerable individuals.”The evacuation from the Southern Bahamas will be completed by tomorrow evening.  Those who agree to evacuate should secure and bring identification with them, including passports, NIB cards and voters cards, as well as medication, clothing and toiletries adequate for several days.We are asking those who agree to evacuate, to contact family members, friends and church fellowships to accommodate them during their stay in New Providence.  For those who do not have such accommodations, the Kendal Isaacs National Gymnasium will be used as a major shelter for those evacuated from MICAL and Ragged Island.The Roman Catholic Archdiocese has also generously agreed to the use of Loyola Hall on Gladstone Road as a major shelter.  These centers will be adequately staffed by various personnel, and will be secured by the Royal Bahamas Police Force.   Elective and non-emergency surgeries at the Princess Margaret Hospital will be cancelled to ensure that there is the necessary medical personnel to help staff various shelters.   The impending evacuation is part of the Government’s disaster preparedness and management plan.    We are working to ensure that the evacuations are completed as efficiently and as orderly as possible given the circumstances at hand and the possibility of the hurricane taking a different path than currently forecast.We are receiving constant updates on the location and the potential impact of Hurricane Irma.  We are also closely monitoring Tropical Storm Jose, which may develop into a hurricane by Friday.   As I stated yesterday:“Bahamians and residents throughout the country need to monitor the location and proximity of Irma to the island or cay on which they live …  “Maritime traffic, fishermen and boaters should take all necessary precautions as Hurricane Irma approaches The Bahamas.”Given the dynamic nature of a hurricane, all Bahamians, throughout our archipelago, should closely monitor the track of Hurricane Irma.Fellow Bahamians and Residents:  This is a time for national unity.    In this spirit, I have briefed the Leader of the Opposition on Hurricane Irma.I have also invited the Leader of the Opposition to join me at the Office of the Prime Minister during the preparation for Hurricane Irma, and to offer his advice as the country faces the threat posed by this monster hurricane, including during the rescue and recovery stages after the storm passes.Before I close, let me extend the prayers, best wishes and solidarity of the Bahamian people to our neighbours and Caricom partners in the Northern Caribbean who will shortly feel the impact of Hurricane Irma.   In the days ahead, I will call on the goodwill and generosity of Bahamians, at home and abroad, and residents, to offer whatever they can in terms of volunteerism, monetary and other resources to help those affected by Hurricane Irma.   I make a special plea to the media to offer full and informed coverage to keep Bahamians and residents abreast of the impact of the hurricane.I note once again that “Bahamians and residents should avoid relying on sources of information which may be questionable or unreliable, especially potentially fake information circulated through social media.”Please do not resend social media posts, which appear false or questionable.    Let us avoid as much gossip and panic as possible.  I again thank the many departments, agencies, public officials, churches, NGOs and civil society partners involved in preparing for Hurricane Irma.  Let us continue to move forward with resolve and courage.   May God continue to guide and strengthen us with the spirit of resilience and community in the hours, days and months ahead, as we work together in the spirit of love and unity.Thank you and good evening.Press Release: Hon. 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Crews respond to gas leak at CocoWalk construction site

first_imgCOCONUT GROVE, FLA. (WSVN) – – Miami Fire Rescue is responding to reports of a major gas leak at a construction site at CocoWalk.The gas leak appears to stem from a line that was cut while the crew was excavating.The area has been evacuated while the Technical Rescue and HazMat teams respond.The gas company has also responded and is working to shut off the gas.Traffic in the area on Grand Avenue has been shut down, so it is recommended that motorists seek alternative routes.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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One Take Kacey Musgraves On Weezer Her Favorite Meal Her First Song

first_img One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto One Take With Grupo Fantasma One Take With Producer Greg Wells One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Twitter News Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves Watch One Take With Marian Hill One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take With Le Butcherettes One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley Watch One Take With Julia Michaels Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch One Take With Halestorm In this episode, Musgraves tells us who she thinks is the funniest person she knows, her favorite Lee Ann Womack album and the first song she ever wrote. She also reveals her favorite place to eat in Texas, the best time to listen to music and her favorite subject in school. One Take With Amber Rubarth One Take With Le Butcherettes Watch One Take With Little Big Town One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch One Take With Afrojack Watch One Take With Julia Michaels The country singer reveals the first song she ever wrote, what Weezer track she likes best, and more Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Aug 15, 2018 – 6:24 pm Singer/songwriter and GRAMMY-winning artist Kacey Musgraves’ latest album, Golden Hour, is her most personal yet. Recently, she sat down to play a round of One Take, GRAMMY.com’s rapid-fire question game that challenges your favorite artists to see how many questions about life, music and everything in between they can answer in just 60 seconds. Watch One Take With Superfruit Facebook One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch One Take With Marian Hill One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch One Take With Superfruit Watch One Take With Logic One Take Watch: One Take With Pronoun One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley Watch: One Take With MØ One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” One Take With Amber Rubarth One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch: One Take With Kacey Musgraves one-take-kacey-musgraves-weezer-her-favorite-meal-her-first-song Watch: One Take With Lights Watch One Take With Marian Hillcenter_img One Take: Kacey Musgraves On Weezer, Her Favorite Meal & Her First Song Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch: One Take With Dorothy Watch: One Take With Khalid Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal One Take With The Mrs Watch: One Take With Dorothy Watch: One Take With Lights Watch One Take With Little Big Town One Take With Amber Rubarth Watch One Take With Afrojack Watch One Take With Logic Watch One Take With Little Big Town Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch: One Take With MØ Watch One Take With Logic Watch One Take With Julia Michaels NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Aug 15, 2018 – 6:22 pm One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff Watch: One Take With Dorothy Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take One Take With Le Butcherettes Watch One Take With Afrojack One Take With Demo Taped Watch: One Take With MØ Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Watch: One Take With Pronoun Prev Next One Take With The Mrs One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch: One Take With Lights Watch: One Take With Khalid Watch: One Take With Khalid One Take With Demo Taped One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take With Demo Taped Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch: One Take With Pronoun Watch One Take With Superfruit One Take With The Mrs Email last_img read more

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5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday March 26 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Tuesday, March 26, 2019:#1) Wilmington Middle School Football Information NightThe Wildcat Middle School Football program is holding an Information Night from 6:30pm to 8pm in the Middle School Auditorium. Students in Grades 7 and 8, and their parents, are invited to meet the coaches. Students will be able to register for the upcoming season. There will be equipment and uniform fittings as well. Contact friendsofwildcatmsfootball@gmail.com with any questions.#2) Wilmington Commission on Disabilities MeetingThe Wilmington Commission on Disabilities meets at 6:30pm in the Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Read the agenda HERE.#3) Shawsheen Elementary School’s School Advisory Council MeetingThe Shawsheen Elementary School’s School Advisory Council meets at 3pm in the school’s Conference Room. Read the agenda HERE.#4) Creative Writing Skills Group Meeting At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a meeting of its Creative Writing Skills Group at 7pm. Learn and apply creative writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts. Open to all who want to improve their creative writing skills and get their work published. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials in advance. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras. Register HERE.#5) Tour Of Wilmington Town MuseumThe Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, July 23, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, June 26, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 12, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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Telangana Grameena Bank has no pole to hoist national flag

first_imgTandur: On the one hand, the entire country celebrating the Independence Day with patriotic fervour, the Telangana Grameena Bank, here exhibited their negligence in hoisting the national flag.The tricolour flag was just hung to an iron, which was protruding after a concrete construction. Local youth who observed the mistake criticised the bank officials for their negligence. They demand appropriate action against the erring employees.last_img

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Sensex gains on upbeat RIL results positive global cues

first_imgThe S&P BSE Sensex continued its winning streak for the third consecutive session on Monday, rising by 150 points on the back of upbeat quarterly results from index heavy-weight Reliance Industries and positive global cues.The Sensex closed at 27,364 points, up 0.55%, while the 50-share Nifty rose by 37 points, or 0.45%, to end at 8,275.The stock price of Mukesh-Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) rose 5.5% to Rs 962 after the company declared 12.5% growth in its net profit for the July-September quarter.”Selective companies, especially leaders in sectors, would show better results than others as the economy improves,” Deven Choksey, managing director at K R Choksey Securities, told NDTV Profit.Meanwhile, an official data showed that China’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew more-than-expected in the July-September quarter, easing concerns over a hard landing of the world’s second largest economy. China’s GDP rose at an annualised rate of 6.9% in the quarter.”The data shows no signs of a collapse in the Chinese economy and, as such, brings a little relief to overall very pessimistic expectations for China,” said Danske Bank in a note.However, Tata Motors share prices, which often react positively to Chinese economic data, fell 1.8% on profit booking. Its share price has gone up nearly 30% since the beginning of October.On the other hand, Infosys ended 1.9% higher after the company announced that it would acquire Houston-based Noah Consulting in an all-cash deal worth $70 million, or Rs 450 crore.”The acquisition is small and would not impact the financials in a big way. We maintain our BUY with a price target of INR 1306,” said Angel Broking in a note.Aviation stocks also witnessed heavy buying ahead of an initial public offering (IPO) from Indigo. Spicejet shares ended nearly 10% higher, while Jet Airways shares gained about 9%.Among the BSE sectoral indices, Realty was the top gainer ending 2.5% higher, followed by Healthcare and IT, which gained 1.2% and 1.1%, respectively.HCL Tech shares ended 1.9% highest after the company announced a 50 bps expansion in operating margins, while the markets had expected it to decline.”Sustained impressive deal win momentum and substantial order book provides visibility that HCL Tech will be able to accelerate growth above the industry in coming years. The operating margin is also expected to recover gradually. Post the recent steep price correction, the stock trades at 13x FY17 P/E which is quite attractive,” said Amar Ambani, Head of Research, IIFL.While HUL, Sun Pharma and Dr.Reddy’s were among the top gainers, ONGC, Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Ultratech Cement and Adani Port were among the top losers.On the commidity front, gold prices fell Rs 100 to close at Rs 27,150 per 10 grams, while silver prices ended Rs 200 down Rs 37,100 per kg. The rupee continued to show strength although it gained by just one paisa to 64.80 against the US dollar.last_img read more

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RAB detains actress Nawshaba

first_imgQuazi Nawshaba AhmedActress and model Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed has been detained by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) allegedly for spreading rumours on Facebook about attacks on demonstrating students demanding safe road.In a text message, RAB spokesman Mufti Mahmud Khan said that the actress was detained and taken to RAB-1 office in Uttara for interrogation on Saturday night.Nawshaba went on Facebook live around 4:00 in the afternoon and said in a 1:37 minute live video that the attackers killed two student protesters and gouged out eyes of another in the capital’s Zigatola.The protesting students have been demanding safe road following the death of their two fellows in a road accident in the capital’s Kurmitola on 29 July.last_img

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Brittney Young Wants to Make Baltimores Dirt Bike Culture Respectable

first_imgBrittney Young embraces the contradictions that make Baltimore unique. A chemical engineer by training, and graduate of the city’s Polytechnic Institute, Young is also a proud product of Baltimore’s dirt bike culture. She is challenging the city of Baltimore to own rather than criminalize a sport that is part of the charm and grit that defines the city.Baltimore native Brittney Young is working with kids to show them the connection between dirt bike maintenance and STEM careers. (Courtesy photo)“One of the mottos of dirt bike riders that a lot of people don’t know about is “put a bike up – put a gun down” Young, Director of B-360 a social entrepreneurial organization founded to provide a platform for dirt bike riders to advocate for their sport and connect their innate training with STEM skills and careers, told the AFRO.Dirt bike riding is currently illegal in Baltimore. At a 2016 press conference announcing the initiation of the Baltimore City Police Department’s Dirt Bike Task Force, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis referred to dirt bikers as “gun-toting criminals” and said the riders have ties to guns and crime, traveling city streets “lawlessly and with impunity.”Young is out to change that impression.  Young grew up in West Baltimore seeing boys and girls, men and women embrace dirt bikes as an alternative to guns and crime. She was one of many persons who gathered at Park Circle on Sunday afternoons during her childhood to watch dirt bike riders perform tricks and stunts and show mastery over their machines.But now all that has changed. “You can’t ride on the streets. You can’t ride on private property. You can get a criminal conviction for riding and possessing a bike. There are no places in the city for you to legally ride,” Young said.The Baltimore City Police Department’s Dirt Bike Task Force web site features a link to an eight page document outlining the Department’s policies and codes regarding dirt bikes.  Dirt bikes include two, three and four wheeled motorized vehicles and are illegal to buy, possess, fuel or transport in Baltimore City. The vehicles are legal in Baltimore County and other surrounding jurisdictions with the proper permit.“We’re criminalizing something that many young people turn to as an alternative to stay away from negative lifestyles and behaviors,” Young said.  She is fighting back with B-360, teaching the relationship between dirt bikes and STEM skills. At Ashburton Elementary/ Middle School, Young has 30 students and a long waiting list. She teachers students like Daron and Damon how to repair their machines, vehicle safety and how these skills translate can lead them into a technical, scientific or engineering career.“I started riding dirt bikes when I was six. I saw my cousins, my uncles and I just loved watching them and riding them ever since,” he said. “Ms. Young gives us a positive way to express our love for dirt bikes,” said Damon.This fall, Young finally found support for her passion to create safe spaces for Baltimore’s dirt bike riders.  She was admitted to Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab.  Darius Graham, Director of the Lab, said Young was the perfect candidate.“We invited about 20 people to come in for an interview. When it came to Brittney once we heard her tell us her story, it was so clear that she had the right mix of passion, personal experience and professional expertise to make B360 happen in a meaningful way.”“We were able to provide Brittney with pro-bono attorneys to help structure her organization. We’ve been able to help her connect to political officials, because dirt bikes have a lot of sensitivity around them,” Graham said.Six dirt bike tracks and registered off road trails are currently operating in Maryland. Young hopes to continue connecting with Baltimore Police Department and other city officials to provide a place for riders to safely sport their vehicles in the city limits.“I know people have different feelings about dirt bikes – some love them, some don’t,” Young said. “But this is a part of Baltimore’s culture. Let’s find a way to work through this and decriminalize dirt bikes for the sake of the kids who look up to and embrace the culture.”last_img read more

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