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Touch Football Features On Totally Wild

first_imgThe Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association (BMTA) Mustangs featured on popular children’s show Totally Wild this week. The Mustangs’ Under 16 Girls and Under 14’s Boys teams featured in a story titled ‘Metro Mixed Touch Football’.To view the video, please click on the link below:http://ten.com.au/video-player.htm?movideo_m=218740&movideo_p=41457  Related LinksTotally Wildlast_img

10 months ago​Ajax defender De Ligt beats Alexander-Arnold to Golden Boy award

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Ajax defender De Ligt beats Alexander-Arnold to Golden Boy awardby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax defender Matthijs De Ligt is this year’s Golden Boy.The youngster won the award, which is given out by Italian paper Tuttosport.The 19-year-old has been linked to big clubs in the past few months, such as Barcelona and Juventus.He finished ahead of Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold in the voting.”I’m really happy and also very proud to have won this trophy, particularly when I look at who has won it before me,” De Ligt told Tuttosport. “It’s almost incredible to see my name added to a list which includes [Paul] Pogba, Mbappe, [Lionel] Messi and [Rafael] van der Vaart. Amazing.”I know who won this prize almost by heart and to be honest, I appreciate it a lot. There are lots of very big names on the list, but if I were to name one, then Messi stands out for me. “Everybody recognises what he has done for and in football. I really like him a lot as a footballer so I’m very proud to have won the same trophy which he lifted before me, 13 years ago, when I was only six.” last_img read more

10 months agoTottenham chairman Levy won’t consider Man Utd’s planned Pochettino offer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham chairman Levy won’t consider Man Utd’s planned Pochettino offerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham chairman Daniel Levy won’t consider Manchester United’s planned offer for Mauricio Pochettino.The Times says Ed Woodward has set his sights on the Spurs boss and is prepared to stump up £40million in compensation to take the Argentinian and his backroom staff to Old Trafford.But Levy has no intention in letting his manager leave so cheaply – and will demand far more than that before allowing United to strike a deal.United’s plan is to pay off the outstanding contract value of the five-year deal Pochettino signed with Spurs earlier this year.That cost would be around £34m, with a further £6m needed to release the remainder of his coaching staff from their agreements.But there is no actual release clause in Pochettino’s contract – and Levy believes that makes it impossible for Woodward and the Old Trafford board to just buy him out. last_img read more

Ranking College Football’s Power 5 Divisions

first_imgA pylon with the SEC logo on it.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 07: An ‘SEC’ logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Through six weeks of the college football season, the field is wide open. Some normal powerhouses, like Auburn and Oregon, are performing way below expectations, while teams like Michigan and Utah have exploded onto the scene, and are real threats to win their leagues. There are surprises everywhere in the sport this year, and they have shifted how we view the individual conferences, and the divisions within them. The Pac-12 South, which has been competing with the SEC West for top billing in recent years, isn’t quite what we thought it’d be, while a strong Michigan does a ton to raise the profile of the Big Ten East. Which divisions have thrived this season, and which are lagging behind? Which group has the deepest and most talented roster of teams, so far in 2015? Here is our ranking of college football’s divisions this season.9. ACC CoastalDespite their last-place ranking here, the ACC Coastal could legitimately place six teams in bowls this season. The problem is, at this point, it’s hard to tell if anyone in the division is anything more than above-average on a national scale. Outside of Virginia, which is yet to beat an FBS opponent, every team looks okay, but only one is ranked.Blue Devils make their first AP appearance of the year – No. 25 this week for #Duke https://t.co/C3JZdX8k91— Duke Football (@Duke_FB) October 11, 2015Duke continues to impress under program savior David Cutcliffe. At 5-1, its only loss was against a very good Northwestern team. The signature win thus far is probably the one over Georgia Tech, which is a major problem for the division as a whole. Georgia Tech was supposed to be the standard bearer for the Coastal and a trendy pick to take down Florida State and Clemson for the ACC crown before the season. Instead, the Yellow Jackets have been extremely disappointing, opening 2-3, also losing to middling UNC and, most recently, in a blowout to Clemson. Pitt and Virginia Tech are fine, but have been ravaged by injuries to their best players, while Miami looks about as average as it usually does under Al Golden. Duke is a good team and a fine story, and outside of the Cavaliers, there are no outright bad teams here, but there are no good ones either, which is a major problem.Next: No. 8 Pac-12 North >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9last_img read more

Hydrographic Surveying of Kingston Harbour and Portland Bight under Way

first_img Hydrographic surveying is being conducted in Kingston Harbour and Portland Bight with a view to producing updated nautical maps and charts for the safe operation of ships in those areas. Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) and Chairman of the National Hydrographic Committee, Rear Admiral Peter Brady, tells JIS News that the programme is being funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office at more than $50 million. Story Highlights Hydrographic surveyor from EGS Survey, Liam Flynn, along with three team members, are tasked with conducting the procedure. The team is already a few weeks into the process, which is expected to take two months. Hydrographic surveying is being conducted in Kingston Harbour and Portland Bight with a view to producing updated nautical maps and charts for the safe operation of ships in those areas.The work, being done under the United Kingdom’s (UK) Commonwealth Maritime Economies Programme, will examine the physical features and structure of the ocean floor.The examination should provide a clear picture on the depth of the seabed, shoreline and any irregularities that may exist.Hydrographic surveyor from EGS Survey, Liam Flynn, along with three team members, are tasked with conducting the procedure. The team is already a few weeks into the process, which is expected to take two months.EGS, which is headquartered in the UK, provides global specialist multi-disciplinary marine support and delivers solutions to the oil and gas, telecommunications, energy and renewables and marine sectors.Mr. Flynn explains to JIS News that the water around Jamaica has not been surveyed extensively enough and “in some cases for over 150 years”.“Jamaica has used the outdated lead-line technique, which requires throwing a rope over the side of the ship and measuring it,” he says.He says that EGS will utilise modern techniques to conduct the surveys, such as the “multibeam echo sounder, which uses multiple acoustic pings or sonar signals that bounce from the seabed to the ship”.“This will generate a swath around the vessel and will enable us to achieve 100 per cent coverage of the seabed and the areas that we’re working in,” he points out.He says the team is working with two local vessels out of Port Royal and will cover more than 250 square kilometres of water.After the mapping process is finished, the work will then be submitted to the UK office, which will validate the information and update the nautical charts in the areas surveyed, taking approximately 12 months.Mr. Flynn says that having updated nautical maps and charts will be of extraordinary benefit to the country, as larger vessels can come to the island, which will have an impact on trade.“We’re (also) working with the National Land Agency (NLA) in Jamaica and it is my understanding that Jamaica will develop its own capacity to conduct its own types of survey,” he says.Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) and Chairman of the National Hydrographic Committee, Rear Admiral Peter Brady, tells JIS News that the programme is being funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office at more than $50 million.In noting the importance of the survey, he says that such procedures offer small island developing states the opportunity to explore and exploit the potential of their marine space in the area of trade.“In order to attract the kind of maritime investments that we need, not only with ships coming to Jamaica but also maritime services that we need to provide to support these ships, we need to have modern surveys of the areas,” he points out.Beyond that, Mr. Brady explains that the surveys form part of Jamaica’s obligation as a signatory to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), ratified in 1983.The international maritime treaty requires signatory flag states to ensure that ships flagged by them comply with minimum safety standards in construction, equipment and operation.“We are obliged to produce navigational equipment that is current and accurate. Now, with this project coming on stream, we will be able to produce current (and) highly accurate hydrographical data that ships will feel comfortable coming here,” says Mr. Brady.Updated charts will allow Jamaica to maximise its economic potential, as ships will be able to fill to their draught capacity before coming to the island.Mr. Brady notes that the British Virgin Islands, having completed a hydrographic survey, was able to achieve “50 times the growth in its cruise shipping”.Noting the benefits to the NLA from the project, he says it is important to build the capacity of the agency to facilitate “inshore work” for hydrographic surveying.last_img read more

Study Valve hole set off refinery blast fire in Wisconsin

first_imgSUPERIOR, Wis. — A hole in a valve was cited as the source of an explosion at a Husky Energy refinery in northwestern Wisconsin last spring that injured 36 people and required the evacuation of a large part of the city of Superior.The latest findings of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board were shared Wednesday at a town hall meeting in Superior.According to the update , erosion created a hole in the slide valve, allowing air to mix with hydrocarbons. The resulting blast sent debris hurtling into an asphalt storage tank. The puncture spilled about 15,000 gallons (12,490 imperial gallons) of hot asphalt, which later ignited.A spokesman for Husky Energy says the Canada-based company will continue working with the board to understand the cause of the explosion.___Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.comThe Associated Presslast_img read more

Petronas buys into LNG Canada project

first_imgKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysian state-owned energy company Petronas says one of its wholly-owned entities has signed an agreement for an equity position in the LNG Canada project in Kitimat, B.C.Petronas, which did not divulge the investment amount in a news release early Thursday, says it expects the agreement to be completed in the next few months once regulatory approvals are obtained.The announcement comes less than a year after Petronas and its partners scrapped a $36-billion megaproject in British Columbia. A consortium led Petronas announced in July 2017 that it would not proceed with the Pacific NorthWest LNG project near Port Edward, B.C., due to what it called an “extremely challenging environment” brought on by prolonged low prices.In the new agreement announced Thursday, the Petronas-owned North Montney LNG Limited Partnership would hold a 25 percent stake in the LNG Canada project.Shell Canada Energy would hold 40 percent, PetroChina Canada Ltd., would have a 15 percent stake, Mitsubishi Corp., subsidiary Diamond LNG Canada Ltd., would also hold 15 percent, and Kogas Canada LNG Ltd. would have the remaining five percent.Petronas says the proposed project includes the design, construction and operation of a gas liquefaction plant and facilities for the storage and export of liquefied natural gas, including marine facilities.The plant will initially consist of two LNG processing units with an option to expand the project in the future.“Petronas is pleased to be part of the LNG Canada project,” said the president and group CEO Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin. “We are committed to deliver LNG and natural gas, the cleanest fossil fuel in the world, to the growing global energy market.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

Bengal celebrates ‘Poila Baisakh’ with fervour

first_imgKolkata: Poila Baisakh, the first day of Bengali New Year, was celebrated with much fervor by the people across the state with youngsters taking out colourful rallies to soak into the spirit of New Year festivities.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee extended greetings through a video message on the social media and wished happiness and prosperity to the people. She also offered prayers at the Kalighat temple on Sunday night. Many people visited religious places such as Dakshineswar temple, Kalighat temple and Tarapith for an auspicious new beginning. With the day also marking the start of a new financial year, shopkeepers and businessmen observed the haal khata ceremony — closing their old account books and opening new ones. Businessmen thronged temples with their halkhata (account books) in the morning. Temples such as Dakshineswar, Kalighat and Tarapith witnessed a huge footfall on Monday. Adequate security arrangements were in place to handle the crowd. There was deployment of police personnel and civic volunteers in and around the temples to manage the extra rush. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaA visitor, who came to Dakshineswar temple from Narayanpur, said he had to stand in the queue for more than an hour before offering puja. Another devotee Shibu Saha said he had been visiting the temple on the Bengali New Year for the past 20 years. “It feels great to welcome the New Year with a prayer to the Lord,” Saha said. North Bengal also celebrated the arrival of the New Year with gusto. Youths took out colourful rallies in Siliguri. State tourism minister Goutam Deb took part in a rally and local women clad in colourful dresses joined the event. There was great enthusiasm among the people. A cultural programme was organised at the Baghajatin Park in Siliguri. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe day was about dressing up in new clothes, exchanging pleasantries and greetings. Revellers, cutting across religious barriers, celebrated the day with family and friends. During this time of the year family members fly back to Bengal from across the world to be with their near and dear ones. All sorts of sweets starting from traditional sandesh (cottage cheese sweet), rosogolla (sugary spongy sweet) to sugar-free and fusion sweets kept flying off the shelves of confectioners. Traders welcomed customers with sweets and new Bengali calendars as people went on a shopping spree.last_img read more

Commentary Jared Sullingers skills might not transfer to the NBA

For a player who played two years of college basketball, former Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger’s résumé is hard to top. Sullinger was an All-American in each of his two seasons at OSU, averaging 17.3 points per game and about 9.7 rebounds per game over the course of his collegiate career. As a freshman, he led the Buckeyes to a 34-win season which ended in a Sweet 16 loss. As a sophomore, he led OSU to the Final Four, where their run ended against Kansas. Wednesday, Sullinger announced that he would declare for the 2012 NBA Draft. He is a skilled post player who managed to average 17.5 points per game for his sophomore season, even though he faced double-team or triple-team defense nearly every time he touched the ball in the paint. He was able to do this because of his impressive array of post moves – no player in college basketball last season was better at using the hook shot to score over multiple defenders. Sullinger’s post scoring and rebounding abilities make him a likely top-10 draft selection, but there are many deficiencies in his game that he must overcome to be successful at the professional level. Sullinger stands at 6-foot-9, which is slightly short for an NBA power forward. The bigger problem for Sullinger, however, is that he will be a subpar athlete by NBA standards. He does not have an impressive vertical leap, and lacks the ability to play “above the rim” that most NBA forwards can. Dunking the basketball often looked like a struggle for him during his college career, a skill that comes easy for most NBA power forwards. Additionally, his lack of athleticism will hurt his ability to be an NBA shot-blocker. He averaged less than one block per game over his two-year OSU career, so that has never been a strength of his game. He is a well-built, 265-pound power forward, but even this past season, he often looked like he was still getting used to his body. He has the physical strength to physically dominate opponents in the paint, but his play could often be characterized by a lack of aggressiveness and shying away from contact. He must be more aggressive against NBA big men to make up for his lack of athleticism. Sullinger is often compared to Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love. In some facets, this comparison makes sense. Love is slightly taller at 6-foot-10, but like Sullinger, he lacks the height and athleticism of top NBA big men. Love only played one season of college basketball at UCLA, but had similar statistics to Sullinger, averaging 17.5 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. Both players were among the best players in college basketball based on their technical skill sets, even though they lack elite athleticism. Comparing Sullinger to Love now, however, is giving Sullinger too much credit. Love, in his fourth season in the NBA, has emerged as one of the league’s best power forwards. As of Monday afternoon, he ranked 4th in the NBA with 26.5 points per game and 2nd with 13.5 rebounds per game. In addition to the skills Sullinger has, Love is a terrific 3-point shooter, a skill unlikely to translate to the next level for Sullinger. Although Sullinger did shoot 40 percent from beyond the arc in his sophomore season, he only attempted 40 3-point shots. He is a good mid-range field goal shooter in the NBA, but will have to become a more consistent shooter to be successful shooting from beyond the NBA-range 3-point arc. By looking at his statistics and achievements on paper, Sullinger appears to be a very good NBA prospect. However, having watched him over the course of two seasons at OSU, he was not physically impressive enough to convince me that his game will translate to NBA success. Sullinger’s post moves and rebounding ability should make him a productive professional player, but his lack of athleticism, aggressiveness and ability to make plays away from the basket are serious detriments to his NBA potential. read more

Zach Farmer remembered for relentless positivity in the face of illness

Zach Farmer’s No. 34 is written on the mound at Bill Davis Stadium after his passing on Aug. 4, 2015. Credit: Ryan Cooper / Sports EditorStay strong, don’t give up and keep fighting.Those are the words Zach Farmer lived by throughout his battle with cancer; and although the former Ohio State pitcher may have lost his battle with acute myeloid leukemia, he is still inspiring his teammates and coaches to live their lives to the fullest.OSU baseball coach Greg Beals said that Farmer’s legacy will live on well past his 21 years of life.“We learned a lot from Zach and his positive outlook, just that attitude that he was going to make it all good, was absolutely one of his strongest characteristics, no doubt,” Beals said Tuesday afternoon. Farmer passed away earlier that morning.OSU held a memorial service in honor of Farmer’s life at Bill Davis Stadium, where Farmer’s No. 34 was added to the pitcher’s mound in tribute. Beals said he knows Farmer will be watching over his former team.“We’re certainly going to have a guardian angel,” Beals said. “He’ll be there for our pitchers and our whole team. Today, I just felt it was proper to put his number on the mound. We’re going to light this stadium up tonight and keep the lights on tonight, so he can look down on us.”Beals said that Farmer’s fight has brought the team closer, reminding them to hold every day precious.“We talk about brotherhood,” Beals said. “It’s not an opportunity we’re certainly looking for, but it does present an opportunity for that brotherhood to strengthen and grow and that’s what Zach would want, no doubt about it. Not for it to benefit us as a team, but to benefit each of us as individuals, to take advantage of our opportunities, not to take things for granted, that life is precious and we need to attack every day like Zach did.”Adam Niemeyer, a rising redshirt sophomore pitcher for the Buckeyes, said he and his teammates are supporting each other through this tough time.“We’re all just there for each other, helping each other through it, talking to each other and just really praying for Zach’s family because that’s the most important thing right now,” Niemeyer said.Niemeyer said the last time he saw Farmer was when a group of players visited Farmer at his family’s home last week in Piketon, Ohio.“We just hung out with him,” Niemeyer said. ”It was actually during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony when Randy Johnson gave him a shout out. It was pretty cool to be there with him watching that stuff all happen, and we just hung out like it was a normal day — it was a good day.”Then-freshman pitcher Zach Farmer throws a pitch against Toledo on April 2, 2014. Farmer passed away on Tuesday from a second bout of leukemia.Credit: Lantern file photoFarmer was considered a professional prospect before arriving to OSU, but Niemeyer said his attitude didn’t give off the slightest bit of arrogance.“Zach was a great kid,” Niemeyer said. “Great teammate, very unselfish person. He was a very touted recruit out of high school, had the opportunity to get drafted out of high school, but just knowing Zach, you never would’ve known that just from talking to him. He was a very humble kid, good kid, a great teammate, and we’re going to miss him.”In Farmer’s one season at OSU, he compiled a 6-4 record with a 3.28 ERA before being diagnosed with leukemia. Farmer fought hard and initially thought he had beaten the illness — announcing he was cancer free just a couple of months after the diagnosis — but his victory was short-lived as the cancer returned after his body rejected the bone-marrow transplant — a condition known as graft-versus-host disease.Farmer opted to go through a second chemotherapy treatment — which was not compatible with the treatment for GVHD — to try to fight off the cancer, but it was too late, as his lungs began to fail him.Before he passed, Farmer married his girlfriend of four years, Kelsie Mays, who took his last name after marriage. They had their reception in the gymnasium of Farmer’s former school —  Piketon High School — on July 19, just days after he learned of his fatal diagnosis.His former teammate Niemeyer said Farmer’s life and death will provide extra motivation for the Buckeyes this upcoming season.“It’s definitely going to be something to play for, it’s always going to be on our minds,” Niemeyer said. “You can never really take anything for granted. It really puts things into perspective, and it will give us something to play for this spring.”Was privileged to know the person behind the pitcher. Gone too soon but his inspiration & love will live on.God bless the Farmer family #RIP— Nick Sergakis (@SurgieeBaby) August 4, 2015Lost a brother today. I will never forget how Zach Farmer inspired me and so many others with his battle. Rest easy Farm Boy #ZF11— Pat Porter (@Pat_Porter3) August 4, 2015 read more

JetBlue lands today at PIA from Ft Lauderdale

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 19 Nov 2015 – Providenciales International Airport welcomes a new carrier out of South Florida today, as Jetblue in an E190 aircraft will land at the airport with fanfare at noon. JetBlue back in 2010 had announced that it was interested in a Florida link to Provo, now five years later there is fruition which will mean more competitive prices on airline tickets, among other things. Already the costs on American Airline tickets between here and Miami have taken a nose dive. JetBlue launched their new daily service from the Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport with a $99 special. Visitors pack the first flight from Ft. Lauderdale for JetBlue; bookings solid Providenciales Airport Reopens Today JetBlue from Ft Lauderdale lands in Provo November 16 Related Items:Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, Jetblue, providenciales international airport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Education Week Success for Every Learner

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 7, 2017 – Providenciales – Education Week continues today with the History and Culture Quiz at Brayton Hall… Oseta Jolly Primary school which was yesterday treated to gifts and surprises by their sponsors, Flow, will today split girls and boys for motivation events featuring community leaders as presenters and  on Wednesday and Thursday is the Annual FortisTCI Science Fair, at the Gus Lightbourne Gym.  This year’s theme is Success for Every Learner.#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

TCIs Rita Gardiner is first woman with Commonwealth Games honourary medal

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 19, 2017 – Providenciales – The Turks and Caicos Islands is on record now has having the first woman to be honoured with a Commonwealth Games Award of Merit medal as Rita Gardiner again garners international praise for her outstanding service to sports and community development.   Gardiner, a Turks and Caicos Islands Sports Hall of Famer, last year was honoured with a British Empire Medal for her contributions and now the Commonwealth Games has pinned the dynamo at the Youth Games being held in Nassau, Bahamas.Gardiner said she shares the medal with all who continue to carry sports progresses in the country.  Rita Gardiner, BEM was yesterday pinned by President of the Commonwealth Games Federation, Louise Martin.#MagneticMedianews#RitaGardiner#CommonwealthGameshonourarymedal Related Items:#CommonwealthGameshonourarymedal, #magneticmedianews, #RitaGardiner Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Sports Minister high commendation for Rita Gardinerlast_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Bridget Cadogan Named To Deans List At Siena College

first_imgLOUDONVILLE, NY — Bridget Cadogan, of Wilmington, has been named to the Siena College Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester.To be named to the Dean’s List, a student’s grade point average for the semester must be between 3.5 and 3.89.About Siena CollegeFounded in 1937, Siena College is a private, Catholic Franciscan, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 3,000. Siena College offers 36 degree programs, 80+ minors and certificate programs, and professional curricula in teacher preparation/education, pre-medical, pre-law and social work. A student-to-faculty ratio of 11-to-1, average class size of 21, rigorous academics, Division I athletics, intramural sports and widespread service and advocacy experiences nurture each student’s personal growth while providing the education of a lifetime.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Siena College via Merit.)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… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Bridget Cadogan & Nicole Romanzo Named To Dean’s List At Siena CollegeIn “Education”Wilmington’s Bridget Cadogan Named To Dean’s List At Siena CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

2 die in Uttara fire

first_img.At least two people have been burnt alive in a fire at Uttara in the capital on Monday morning.Fire fighters recovered the bodies of a man and a woman from room 302 of Sea Shell Hotel and Residence.Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.The fire broke out around 5:00am. A total 14 fire fighting units brought the fire under control at about 9:00am in the morning after a 4-hour battle.Fire Service director (operation) Major Shakil Newaz said, “We talked to the hotel authorities, but they failed to provide us with the identities of the deceased.””The bodies were sent to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital.”The fire service control room said the fire broke out at three buildings in Uttara. Later, it engulfed four floors of the Sea Shell Hotel.last_img read more

Chance of Storm in Gulf Downgraded HISD Moves to Disband Special Ed

first_imgWednesday, September 12, 2018Chance of storm in Gulf downgradedNational Hurricane CenterThis two-day tropical weather outlook displays all currently active tropical cyclones and disturbances with tropical cyclone formation potential over the next 48 hours.The National Hurricane Center on Wednesday morning downgraded the chance of a tropical depression or storm developing in the Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week from 70 to 60 percent. Still, officials say heavy rains could be problematic for areas of the Gulf Coast already saturated from rain throughout the past week.  Houston firefighters head to North CarolinaFour firefighters from the Houston Fire Department have been sent to North Carolina in response to Hurricane Florence, and one Houston firefighter has been sent to Hawaii to help with Tropical Storm Olivia. The firefighters are members of Texas Task Force 1, an emergency response team tased with urban search and rescue. A team of 16 responders was activated by FEMA this week.Move to disband special education committee surprises parentsLaura IsenseeHISD Board President Wanda Adams and Trustee Anne Sung listened to parents share their frustration and questions about special education in the district at a 2017 meeting. Sung is chairing a new committee on the issue.The Houston school board could disband its special education committee this week, a move that’s taken some parents and even some committee members by surprise.For years, Kara DeRocha has advocated for her son’s special needs. In May, she joined the district’s special ed committee to help amplify parents’ voices and guide trustees. She said that they didn’t get a warning the group could dissolve so soon. Life expectancy in Houston varies by neighborhoodSubmitting different addresses through a new tool from the United States Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP) yields varying results between Houston neighborhoods. The project this week released life expectancy data down to census tracts around the country.  EPA moves to allow more methane emissionsOil and gas drillers across Texas could soon be allowed to emit a lot more methane into the air, under a proposal released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday.The EPA is moving to roll back some Obama-era rules on how companies have to monitor and fix methane leaks at oil and gas sites. The agency says the proposal would advance the Trump Administration’s “energy dominance” agenda by cutting red tape and saving energy companies $484 million in regulatory costs related to methane tracking.center_img Congressional candidate Lizzie Pannill Fletcher on Houston MattersAl Ortiz/Houston Public MediaCongressional candidate Lizzie Pannill Fletcher was interviewed on Houston Matters on Sept. 11, 2018.As part of its series of interviews with candidates running in major political races, Houston Matters interviewed Tuesday Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, who is running for the Texas 7th Congressional District against incumbent U.S. Representative John Culberson.Fletcher, who is an attorney by profession, lamented the “extreme partisanship” in Congress and said it’s not adequately performing its checks and balances function. “We really haven’t seen this Congress performing that check on the executive branch.” Sharelast_img read more

Flawless Damsels Shop Demonstrates Resilience Following Baltimore Uprising

first_imgWhen longtime Baltimore city native Taylor Alexander returned after graduating from Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL. she had a plan to start her own business. After successfully starting an online business in college, selling waist trainers and dietary supplements, Alexander knew she wanted to be the CEO of her own company one day soon. Her dream was realized on September 14, 2013 when Flawless Damsels officially opened to the public. Then about a year and a half later, unfortunately in the wake of the unrest after the death of Freddie Gray the storefront was vandalized and looted. Due to excessive damage and loss the boutique would have to temporarily close.In an interview with the AFRO she said, “Baltimore is home and this is where I want to be. I went away to school to get the college experience, gain some independence and just to be away from home but I always wanted to come back home to live and start a business.” She eventually opened her store at 2414 East Monument Street, an area she said she was not familiar with, because she saw a vibrant and engaged community and a bustling thoroughfare when a realtor showed her the property.She wasn’t present on the night of the riots but she did receive calls from family, friends and neighbors letting her know updates on the movements of the riots and when they had actually reached her store’s area. She did not go down to try to protect the store under advisement of her boyfriend who was worried about her safety.Alexander actually said the first time she saw her store after the unrest was on television watching news broadcast’s coverage of the destruction the next day. “They were panning up and down Monument and when I saw my store I just paused it and looked.” She said she needed to gather herself and mentally prepare for what she would see when she arrived.The damage was extensive. Thieves removed all of her inventory, broke windows and doors, removed the register, destroyed financial documents and even removed the wall and lighting fixtures. Alexander said “It was like walking in the store when I first rented it, it was nothing but an empty space from the fixtures to the inventory, just everything gone.” The total damage was in excess of $100,000. Alexander praised the community for coming together after the riots and said a lot of the cleanup of debris and glass had already been taken care of by the time she arrived at the store.Leaving the area was never an option for Alexander though. “I never considered relocating. My plan was always to reopen but I was very much unsure if I would be able to get the funds to do so.” Those funds would come from the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), which assisted businesses in rebuilding after the unrest. According to the Baltimore Sun Alexander’s recovery loan was one of 15 the BDC has made so far totaling more than $324,000. The economic development agency has also issued 47 storefront grants totaling more than $127,000, the BDC said on Aug. 25.Alexander said there was no question she would rebuild after the riots. “I feel it is my duty to stay and hopefully be an inspiration to someone else that will see that I didn’t just give up and pack up and show them that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and there is a silver lining if you stay positive and keep hope.”Flawless Damsels is hosting a grand re-opening on Aug. 29 from 11:00a.m – 7:00 p.m. There will be a DJ, makeup artists, catwalk fashion show and designers on hand.last_img read more

Fielding agents in every booth will be difficult acknowledges CPIM leadership

first_imgKolkata: At a time when the dates of the Lok Sabha polls are likely to be announced anytime, CPI(M) leaders in Bengal have realised that fielding polling agents in every booth will be the toughest job in the 2019 Parliamentary elections.In the recently concluded state committee meeting of the party, Suryakanta Misra has urged the leaders to ensure that all anti-BJP and anti-Trinamool Congress votes in Bengal are consolidated. The party’s politburo member Biman Bose chaired the two-day state committee meeting that began on Thursday. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe leaders, preferring anonymity, said though the party was targeting to consolidate anti-BJP and anti-Trinamool votes, they have understood that it is not possible for the party to field polling agents in more than 30 percent seats. There are around 77,000 polling booths in the state and five party workers are required per booth, which includes a polling agent and an election agent, their relievers and another worker who is kept as a standby. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataParty leaders admitted that after the TMC came to power in 2011, there has been massive erosion in their cadre base. Many party workers did not renew their membership. “Earlier, those who knew the areas were posted in the booths. But over the years, we have lost such cadres and it will be difficult for us to field agents in all the booths,” a senior leader said. The CPI(M) leadership is of the opinion that it will be difficult to form an electoral alliance with the Congress for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The party had got two seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Mohammad Selim was elected from Raigunj and won by 1,634 votes, while Badrudduja Khan defeated the Congress candidate in Murshidabad and won by 18,453 votes. The Congress will prefer to retain both the seats as Raigunj and Murshidabad are both strongholds of the party. Dipa Das Munshi could not win in 2014 as Trinamool Congress had fielded Sudhir Ranjan Das Munshi, brother of Priya Ranjan, who got 1.92 lakh votes. “We are assessing our own strength and formally there has not been any discussion with the Pradesh Congress till date,” said a leader of the party.last_img read more

Huge crowds gather in downtown Toronto for Raptors parade

first_img Monday, June 17, 2019 Huge crowds gather in downtown Toronto for Raptors parade By: The Canadian Press TORONTO — Jubilant Raptors fans decked out in the team’s gear cheered and chanted as a parade starring the newly crowned NBA champions began in Toronto on Monday, the first such celebration in more than two decades.Crowds packed the route and the square outside City Hall where the march was to end this afternoon. Team players smiled from open top double-decker buses, some splashing gathered fans with champagne, as they moved slowly down the route.Ma Fuzzy x @Drake #WeTheNorth | #NBACHAMPS2019 pic.twitter.com/gVRvMqZtiu— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 17, 2019At one point, Kyle Lowry, the longest-serving member of team, was seen hoisting the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy while some of his teammates smoked cigars.Many fans said they decided not to go to school or work so they could attend the massive celebration.Cypher Sabanal, 15, said his mom let him skip school to attend the parade and rally.“I actually have exams this week but being here is worth it,” he said, adding that he’s been a Raptors fan his whole life.John Moreira said he decided not to go into work so he could be part of the moment.“I told my boss I wanted to be at the parade and he said there wasn’t much he could do if I called in sick so that’s exactly what I did,” said the 31-year-old. “I’m looking forward to seeing the whole team. They all work so hard and deserve all the fans being out here.”More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsRJ Salvador said he was “hyped” to be part of the massive celebration.“I’m so happy to be here,” said the 28-year-old, who happened to have the day off. “I haven’t seen anything like this happen in the city before so it’s great to be apart of it.”Some in the crowd had camped out all weekend in the hopes of nabbing a prime spot along the parade route or at Nathan Phillips Square, which was overflowing with people by 8 a.m. Even before the parade began, Toronto police posted on Twitter asking fans to go watch elsewhere.Wow! #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/iXlK3mvYWA— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 17, 2019Parents with strollers tried to make their way into the dense crowd of fans, but some gave up. Across the sea of red shirts, some fans held up signs and enlarged heads of their basketball idols like Kawhi Leonard and Fred VanVleet.A car carrying coach Nick Nurse was mobbed.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be among those celebrating, making a brief visit to Toronto for the event.Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected to watch the festivities from Nathan Phillips Square. His press secretary said Ford wants the day to be about the fans and players, not politicians.More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesMayor John Tory declared Monday “We The North Day” in Toronto, after the NBA champions’ slogan. Dressed in his now-famous black-and-gold Raptors blazer, the mayor urged all fans to come celebrate the team’s historic win.“To all employers out there, please let your staff go to the parade. I tell you, if they’re Raptors fans, they’re going to work twice as hard when they get back to the office,” he said.An hour-long rally will follow the parade at Nathan Phillips Square, the large public square in front of city hall, complete with a fly-by from the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Snowbirds demonstration team.Meanwhile, GO Transit said it was setting up a designated spot at transit hub Union Station’s lost and found for any children who may get separated from their group or family.Raptors fans are ready for this parade to begin #Toronto #Raptors #wethenorth #WeTheNorthDay pic.twitter.com/eDjFc6rLIv— blogTO (@blogTO) June 17, 2019The last time the city held a sports celebration of this magnitude was after the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in 1993. That parade saw fans climbing trees and statues on city streets to catch a glimpse of a team that included Joe Carter and Roberto Alomar. Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: NBA, Torontolast_img read more

Rep LaFave to governor Stop the excuses do the right thing and

first_img State Rep. Beau LaFave, member of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer threatened to veto the House-approved plan that would lower car insurance rates across Michigan:“The governor has a chance to do the right thing and give Michigan’s more than 7 million drivers desperately needed relief on their car insurance bills. If she follows through on her veto threat, sadly, her priorities will be abundantly clear.“She will be standing with her special-interest allies and the status quo in opposition to Michigan drivers and their families. She will be allowing ambulance-chasing lawyers and hospital executives – who have given her large pools of cash – to continue sucking our bank accounts dry through the most expensive car insurance in the nation.“If the governor vetoes this bill, the people of Michigan will see her for who she really is. The House-approved plan includes guaranteed lower rates and prohibits non-driving factors unlike the Senate’s version because the governor demanded those changes. And yet she is still threatening to reject the reform regardless of getting everything she asked for.“Our governor has specifically made clear what must be in a reform plan for her signature – and we delivered. All she is doing now is moving the goalpost with excuse after excuse.“If the governor vetoes any reform plan that includes her entire wish list, she is the problem – not the solution.” Categories: LaFave News 09May Rep. LaFave to governor: Stop the excuses, do the right thing and sign car insurance reformlast_img read more