Milan to sell Calabria?

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Milan are giving serious consideration to selling right-back Davide Calabria abroad, reports Tuttosport. The defender, who grew up in Milan’s youth academy, has been in poor form recently and this has led to the hierarchy at the club pondering a transfer. Calabria has already been sent off twice this season for Milan, against Hellas Verona and Genoa, and his misplaced pass gave away a goal against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico last weekend. The 23-year-old, born in Brescia, would represent a considerable profit for the Rossoneri, much in the same manner as other youth products Patrick Cutrone and Manuel Locatelli did when they were sold on. Locatelli was sold to Sassuolo for €10m two summers ago, whilst Cutrone was sold to Wolves for an estimated €22m in July 2019.last_img read more

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Trump’s comments on anthem, Curry resonate across sports

first_imgScreenshot of LeBron James’ tweetReactions to President Donald Trump’s comments about football players who kneel during the national anthem, and his decision to rescind a White House invitation to Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors:At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump suggested that NFL owners fire players who kneel during the anthem, and fans should consider walking out in protest. On Saturday morning, Trump tweeted that he withdrew the invitation to Curry because the two-time NBA MVP hesitated to attend the traditional trip by the NBA champions. Hours later, the Warriors said they would skip the White House visit as a team.ADVERTISEMENT “By acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to.” — Stephen Curry, on skipping the White House visit, during the Warriors’ media day on Friday.____Curry on Lebron’s tweet against Trump: Bold, Courageous1.7K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 ____“With everything that’s going on in our country, why are YOU focused on who’s kneeling and visiting the White House??? #StayInYoLane.” — Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets.___“Our country needs unifying leadership right now, not more divisiveness. We need to seek to understand each other and have civil discourse instead of condemnation and sound bites. I know our players who kneeled for the anthem and these are smart young men of character who want to make our world a better place for everyone. They wanted to start a conversation and are making a difference in our community, including working with law enforcement to bring people together. We all can benefit from learning, listening and respecting each other.” — Stephen Ross, Miami Dolphins owner and founder of the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality.____“Steph very well thought, and eloquently presented. Thank you for speaking for the majority. A Mr October tip of the cap.” — baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson.____“The callous and offensive comments made by the president are contradictory to what this great country stands for. Our players have exercised their rights as United States citizens in order to spark conversation and action to address social injustice. We will continue to support them in their peaceful pursuit of positive change in our country and around the world. The San Francisco 49ers will continue to work toward bringing communities, and those who serve them, closer together.” — San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York.____“That’s why this is the best country in the world. And that’s why I want to be in this country for the rest of my life because you have freedom of speech and it shouldn’t go away.” — Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner, a Swede who wore a Trump sticker on the back of his goalie mask in November. ____“Stick together, stand up for each other, ride with each other, because believe me we all we got. It has nothing to do with football or business. Y’all are our stars. You represent us. Y’all are our strong heroes. Let’s show that strength, please.” — music mogul Diddy.___“It’s unfortunate that the President decided to use his immense platform to make divisive and offensive statements about our players and the NFL. We strongly believe that players are leaders in our communities and positive influences. They have achieved their positions through tremendous work and dedication and should be celebrated for their success and positive impact. We believe it is important to support any of our players who choose to peacefully express themselves with the hope of change for good. As Americans, we are fortunate to be able to speak openly and freely.” — Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy.RELATED VIDEOStephen Curry: Trump tweet ‘further cemented’ stance on White House1.9K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ayo rues La Salle defense in loss to UP ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groupscenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ ____“This is the supremacist attitude at its worst. Trump is dishonoring the country and the flag with such a bold threat.” — the Rev. Jesse Jackson in an interview with The Associated Press.____“I was in favor of the team visiting the White House and thought it was a rare opportunity for these players to share their views directly with the president. I am disappointed that that will not happen. More importantly, I am proud of our players for taking an active role in their communities and continuing to speak out on critically important issues.” — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.____“I support my son 100 percent. I know he respects the Office of the Presidency and I applaud him for standing up for what he believes in.” — former NBA player Dell Curry, Stephen Curry’s father.____“Comments like we heard last night from the president are inappropriate, offensive and divisive. We are proud of our players, the vast majority of whom use their NFL platform to make a positive difference in our society.” — New York Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch.____“The behavior of the President is unacceptable and needs to be addressed. If you do not Condemn this divisive Rhetoric you are Condoning it!!” — Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans “U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!” — LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers.____“In lieu of a visit to the White House, we have decided that we’ll constructively use our trip to the nation’s capital in February to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion — the values that we embrace as an organization.” — Statement by the Golden State Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT “Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players.” — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.____FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“The peaceful demonstrations by some of our players have generated a wide array of responses. Those opinions are protected speech and a freedom that has been paid for by the sacrifice of men and women throughout history.” — DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association.____last_img read more

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Gorgeous in green

first_imgChic and experimental, Neha Dhupia passes the test well in a green skirt by Payal Khandwala teamed with a white collared shirt. The wide dark-brown belt and brown heels fall perfectly on the shade card, and tightly pulled back hair, smokey eyes and nude lips add fab final touches. While she could have done without the watch, the layered necklace makes for a simple and effective addition.How clever of Kangna Ranaut to sport white sneakers with this gorgeous blue and green striped Stella McCartney gown! For a more sophisticated pairing, opt for strappy pumps that boast a chunky heel in black – this will balance the colours as well as keep the look summer-ready. A dash of yellow adds a sunny flavour to the style, and can be used as an accessory to brighten any grass-hued look.Nailing redcarpet charisma is Sonakshi Sinha in this forest green and white dress with a fared sleeve and golden pointed-toe pumps. The trick to making green garments look great is to keep your make-up as minimal as possible. Steer away from red lipstick so that the primary colours don’t clash and make you resemble a Christmas tree. Stick to a sweep of eye-liner and a soft pink pout for best results.Target vintage elegance like Surveen Chawla does in this moss-green dress by label Frou Frou, which features a pretty pearl embellished neckline over a fitted silhouette and ankle-length hemline. Match this with the cat wing shaped eyeliner and finish off your make-up with a deep maroon or oxblood coloured lipstick. Nude, black or metallic toned shoes complete the style well.advertisementOlive green is a darling colour to flaunt, and while Deepika Padukone looks pretty in this wide skirt by label Shift, it’s essential to get the colour-combination right. A pale shade of blue or grey works wonders with this shade, and can be easily teamed with a smart black clutch bag or black shoes. Hints of gold jewellery like a watch, bracelet or earrings add extra glampoints to the look.last_img read more

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How To Get A Personal Referral For A Job

first_imgSo you’ve figured out what you want to do and where you want to work. That’s remarkable progress. Most people get really stuck on the “figure out what you want to do” part of looking for a job.Once you have a target in mind, a place you really want to work, the question becomes ‘How do you get in touch with the right people?’ The right people don’t work in HR or the Recruiting Department – they are the managers and executives who lead the operating departments and divisions of the company you hope to work for.While the rest of the competition is busy searching the job boards or folding and mailing resumes to anonymous ‘To Whom It May Concerns’, what you want to become is a ‘referral’. The conventional wisdom among employers is that candidates who are referred by another employee are of a higher quality. Your goal should be to get to know several insiders well enough to have them forward your resume into the hiring process. The whole idea is to develop a personal relationship with a well placed insider who can lend some credibility to your application.So how do you figure out who they are and how to get in touch with them?Start with the company reviews on Glassdoor. It’s a great way to do a reality check on your decision. If the company is one of the more than 74,000 covered by Glassdoor, you’ll find interesting information about the culture, the interview process and salaries.If the company you want to work for is a public company, you can find key information about their leadership on one of the major financial sites. (Google or Yahoo) For more local operations that are privately owned, the local newspaper is a useful place to start.If you haven’t registered with LinkedIn, do so. LinkedIn is fast becoming the alternative to a traditional resume. As a result, you can be virtually certain that someone from the company you hope to work for will be in the database. Use their advanced search.Once you’ve come up with a name or two, go to town on Google. Virtually every working person has some information available through Google. Find out what you can. Consider purchasing their business card online or buying their contact information through one of the search warehouses.Once you have the name and title of the person you want to reach, start calling the company. Your initial goal should be to schedule a meeting with your target. You should be prepared to listen to your target for several hours over the course of a number of meetings. Your goal is not to sell your services, but rather to try to understand their job, their opportunities and their problems.With this fundamental research in hand, prepare a plan to solve some or all of your contact’s problems.Now, after you have made yourself useful and provided real value to the person you are networking with, ask for their help.The very essence of the job hunt is:Figure out where you want to workFigure out who you want to work forGet their attentionGive them something of real value in their businessAsk for their helpIt’s politely referred to as ’employee referrals’. In fact, it’s the hidden job market you hear so much about. It’s easy to get a job once you are a known quantity. The challenge is figuring out how to become one –  This is one way.last_img read more

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10 months agoMan City raiding Espanyol’s academy for Oscar Tarensi

first_imgMan City raiding Espanyol’s academy for Oscar Tarensiby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are raiding Espanyol’s academy for Oscar Tarensi.Sport says the deal is at an advanced stage and is set to be completed in January. Oscar turns 16 on Jan. 10, which is when he will be able to sign for any other European side. City, who have a big presence in Spain, have been following him for a while. He will join a growing number of Spanish youngsters at the English club, including ex-Barcelona players Eric Garcia and Adria Bernabe. It’s a blow for Espanyol. Oscar has always been one of the most highly-rated players at the club. For that reason, he has always played an age group up and is currently a regular in the Juvenil B team. He’s also a Spain youth international. Always playing on the left, he’s equally as good as a full-back, a midfielder and a winger. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Nova Scotia Archives Commemorates Titanic Disaster Online

first_imgTOURISM, CULTURE AND HERITAGE–Nova Scotia Archives CommemoratesTitanic Disaster Online Nova Scotians and Titanic researchers alike now can learn moreabout victims of the Titanic disaster and Halifax’s role in therescue and recovery effort. To mark the 93rd anniversary of the Titanic sinking, Nova ScotiaArchives has launched an online resource: Disposition of Bodiesex Titanic Recovered up to May 13, 1912. The Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on her maidenvoyage and sank on April 15, 1912. Halifax was the closestseaport to the disaster, so it became the staging-point forseveral search and recovery missions. While searching for,retrieving, identifying and forwarding the remains found duringthese expeditions, various official records were created and someof them have survived. Nova Scotia Archives has produced one of these records as itsnewest online resource. Disposition of Bodies ex TitanicRecovered up to May 13, 1912 is a printed list of 328 bodiesretrieved from the North Atlantic, and either buried at sea orbrought back to Halifax. The list is the most complete known record of the dead recoveredfrom the disaster site. Details include the individual’s name, ifknown; physical features and information about clothing andpersonal effects, to aid in identifying the unknown; anddirections for the disposition of remains. According to Provincial Archivist Brian Speirs, the list has beenat the Archives since 1933, however it has seldom been seen. TheArchives received funding from Industry Canada’s Community AccessProgram to produce the list electronically. “We added this searchable database to the Archives’ website inresponse to the continuing public interest in the Titanicdisaster,” said Mr. Speirs. “These records are an important partof Nova Scotia’s documentary heritage and we are pleased to makethem more accessible to the public.” The resource is available on the Archives’ website atwww.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/cap/titanic . The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax also has apermanent Titanic exhibit, which includes the world’s largestcollection of wooden Titanic artifacts.last_img read more

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The Tuesday news briefing An ataglance survey of some top stories

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Tuesday, Nov. 14———TRUDEAU CONFRONTS AND ANGERS PHILIPPINE LEADER DUTERTE: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau directly raised human-rights concerns with Rodrigo Duterte — including extrajudicial killings carried out by security forces in his country — in a confrontation Tuesday that the Philippine president later derided as a “personal and official insult.” Speaking to reporters in Manila after a summit of Southeast Asian countries, Trudeau said he told Duterte about the need for the rule of law in the Philippines, and also made a friendly offer of support to help the Philippines move forward. Trudeau said Duterte — whose violent crackdown on drug dealers and drug users by his government’s forces has left thousands dead — was receptive to the comments during what the Canadian prime minister called a very cordial and positive exchange. Duterte, however, seemed to remember it differently. “I said, ‘I will not explain. It is a personal and official insult,’” he told a news conference later Tuesday of his discussion with Trudeau. “‘It angers me when you are a foreigner, you do not know what exactly is happening in this country. You don’t even investigate.’” Duterte is highly sensitive to such criticism, and in the past called then-U.S. president Barack Obama a “son of a bitch” after the State Department publicly expressed concern over the Philippine anti-drug campaign.———PEACEKEEPING PLAN TO SATISFY UNITED NATIONS, TRUDEAU SAYS: While Canadian officials and the United Nations have been furiously trying to iron out the details of Canada’s long-awaited peacekeeping plans, one senior UN official says no final decisions have been made — even with Vancouver playing host to a two-day summit on the subject starting Tuesday. “It’s a work in progress,” Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the undersecretary general for peacekeeping operations, said Monday in an interview with The Canadian Press. “It looks like there are a number of avenues that have been explored quite thoroughly. But we’re waiting for the Canadian government to come up with a final decision.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn’t offer any details, but told reporters in Manila on Tuesday at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit that an announcement will be made in Vancouver that will satisfy both Canadians at home and the United Nations. He said the announcement will focus on how Canada can best use its abilities and expertise to ensure “maximal positive impact, not just for Canadian contributions but for all peacekeepers.”———‘KNEES TOGETHER’ FORMER JUDGE ASKS FOR RETURN TO LAW PRACTICE: A former judge who resigned over his treatment of a sexual assault complainant is making his case Tuesday for why he should be allowed to practise law again. The Law Society of Alberta is holding a day-long reinstatement hearing for Robin Camp in Calgary. Federal Judge Brian Bell, a friend and former colleague, told the hearing Camp is a good person who isn’t homophobic, sexist or discriminatory. Camp stepped down from the Federal Court in March following a Canadian Judicial Council recommendation that he be removed from the bench. Court transcripts from the 2014 sexual assault trial show that Camp — a provincial court judge in Calgary at the time — called the complainant “the accused” numerous times and asked her why she didn’t resist by keeping her knees together. Camp found the accused, Alexander Wagar, not guilty, but the Appeal Court ordered a new trial that resulted in him being acquitted for a second time. Bell said the headlines calling Camp the “knees-together judge” don’t reflect the person he knows. After he stepped down from the bench, Camp spent some time consulting for The Rebel, but was ultimately not employed by the online conservative website.———FRANCE MULLS 13 AS LEGAL AGE FOR SEXUAL CONSENT: Is a 13-year-old old enough to agree to sex with an adult? That’s a question France is asking as the government prepares to set a legal age for sexual consent for the first time. Twice in recent weeks, French courts have refused to prosecute men for rape after they had sex with 11-year-old girls because authorities couldn’t prove coercion. Amid the public disbelief over the situation, the French government is drafting a bill to say that sex with children under a certain age is by definition coercive. Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet provoked consternation among feminist groups Monday by saying a legal minimum age of 13 for sexual consent “is worth considering.” Activists staged a small protest Tuesday in central Paris to argue that the age of consent should be set at 15. Protesters waved placards that read “for him impunity, for her a life sentence” in reference to the recent cases.———ACCUSED IN EDMONTON ATTACK TO HAVE PSYCHIATRIC REVIEWS: A man facing several counts of attempted murder after a police officer was hit with a car and stabbed by an assailant is to face two psychiatric assessments. The reviews are to determine Abdulahi Hasan Sharif’s mental state at the time of the attack and as he faces trial, his lawyer said Monday as his client appeared in an Edmonton court via video link. Sharif was charged after a speeding car rammed through a barrier at a Canadian Football League game in Edmonton on Sept. 30 and sent an officer flying five metres through the air. The driver got out, pulled out a large knife and began stabbing Const. Mike Chernyk. Four pedestrians were hit and injured hours later by the driver of a cube van speeding away from police cars in downtown Edmonton. Chernyk suffered stab wounds to the face and the head. He has returned to work and was honoured at CFL and National Hockey League games in the city. The other attack victims are recovering from their injuries.———WEBSITE TO TRACK LIBERAL PROMISES: People looking to know how the Liberals have fared on fulfilling their promises — as well as how far they have to go — can now visit a website the federal government has set up to track the tasks Prime Minister Justin Trudeau assigned to his cabinet ministers. Soon after his Liberals won their majority government in 2015, Trudeau decided, in an unprecedented move for a federal government, to publish the traditionally secret mandate letters written to cabinet ministers. Now, the Privy Council Office has launched a website tracking the 364 commitments found in those mandate letters, allowing people to check whether a specific pledge has been met, is on track, is going through challenges or, as in the case of electoral reform, has been abandoned. The mandate letter tracker, which will be updated about every two weeks, also revealed that a promise to give companies that hire younger workers for permanent jobs a one-year break on employment insurance premiums is no longer being pursued.———U.S. OWNER OF CHURCHILL PORT, RAILWAY THREATENS NAFTA COMPLAINT: The owners of a broken rail line in northern Manitoba that has cut off the subarctic town of Churchill served notice Tuesday that they plan to file a complaint against the federal government under the North American Free Trade Agreement. The formal notice from Denver-based Omnitrax is the latest volley in an ongoing battle over who is responsible for the rail line left inoperable by spring flooding, leaving Churchill’s 900 residents facing higher food and fuel prices and lower tourism numbers. Omnitrax said Ottawa’s decision to end the Canadian Wheat Board’s monopoly on western wheat and barley in 2012 drastically cut grain shipments along the Hudson Bay Railway and through the Port of Churchill because the open market allowed producers to use southern rail lines and ports, which are Canadian-owned. Omnitrax said it hoped to resolve the standoff amicably, but also said it might file a lawsuit for $150 million if no agreement is reached. The federal government, which has threatened to sue Omnitrax for failing to maintain the rail line, responded Tuesday by saying the company received $18.8 million in federal subsidies a decade ago on the condition it keep the rail line operational.———PM MUST HELP GRASSY NARROWS, CHIEF SAYS: The chief of Grassy Narrows First Nation in northwestern Ontario is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to support his community’s call for a treatment centre for residents affected by mercury poisoning, including those nearing death. Simon Fobister says he has personally reached out to Trudeau three times and wonders why the prime minister has failed to respond to his concerns, despite a promise for a renewed relationship with Indigenous Peoples. Fobister is also seeking answers and action from the Ontario government after a report commissioned by the Domtar company detailed provincial knowledge of contamination in the soil under an upstream paper mill dating back to 1990. Provincial Indigenous Relations Minister David Zimmer says his ministry is reviewing the 2016 report to see what the consequences are and “what should be done.” The situation in Grassy Narrows has also touched off concern from international observers, with groups including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch saying Canada must address the mercury crisis in its own backyard.———‘ARROW’ STAR SPEAKS OUT AMID ALLEGATIONS AGAINST PRODUCER: Canadian “Arrow” star Stephen Amell is offering to help “in any way, shape or form” as Warner Bros. Television Group investigates allegations of sexual harassment against an executive producer for a number of Vancouver-shot superhero shows. Andrew Kreisberg has been suspended from his work on “Arrow,” “Supergirl,” “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow” amid accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching from 19 former and current employees. In a video posted on his Facebook page, Amell said he offered his support to the “Arrow” cast and crew on Monday morning. The accusations against Kreisberg were first reported by Variety, which did not identify the 15 women and four men, who said they feared retaliation. Kreisberg told Variety: “I have made comments on women’s appearances and clothes in my capacity as an executive producer, but they were not sexualized. Like many people, I have given someone a non-sexual hug or kiss on the cheek.”———YUKON MAN RECOUNTS LIFE-AND-DEATH FIGHT WITH BISON: A Yukon hunter has a harrowing tale of survival after tangling with a bison, the largest land mammal in North America. Todd Pilgrim, a natural resource officer with the Yukon government, was hunting last week north of Whitehorse when he shot and wounded a nearly 650-kilogram bison. He says he was tracking it through the bush when he heard a noise and suddenly all he could see were the bison’s horns as the enraged animal charged, slamming its head into his and knocking him out. Pilgrim says he regained consciousness to find he was smothering in fur as the bison tried to grind him into the ground but he was able to wriggle free, grab his gun and fire a final, fatal shot. He says he kept repeating “you’re not going to kill me.” Pilgrim has a concussion and gash on his forehead from the head butt, but no other significant injuries and is recovering at home.———last_img read more

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Drink drivers escaping prosecution as officers have to drive more than an

Rural areas have been the hardest hit with officers having to travel long distances often down country roads.Over the same period, Home Office data shows that the number of arrests has fallen from more than 1.3million in 2009/10 to almost 700,000 in 2017/18. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Officers warn that cuts to police numbers combined with cuts to resources means that if they are forced to make a several hour round trip then there are no bobbies are left on the beat.Clive Knight, Custody Lead for the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: “It is hard to ignore the knock-on effect the sale of police stations and closures of custody suites has had on policing as a whole.”He said that the figures show it is a “particular problem” in rural areas where officers are “tied up for hours” as they have to drive for miles, process the detainee and then complete the paperwork.Mr Knight added: “Even more concerning is in the case of drink-drivers it may also mean offenders ultimately escaping conviction entirely because of the length of time that has passed between the roadside breath test and the evidential sample taken in custody.”In North Wales many towns are more than an hour to their nearest station, and if officers made an arrest in Aberdyfi they would have to travel more than 66 miles, a journey taking around 1 hour and 45 minutes, to the nearest custody suite in Caernarfon. Mr Knight added: “The new Prime Minister and his government must ensure that their commitment to increasing police resources extends, not just to boosting officer numbers, but to the policing infrastructure as well to ensure that this worrying situation is not allowed to worsen.”Superintendent Richie Green who is responsible for the Gwynedd South area for North Wales Police said that he recognisned that the distance presented a “challenge for my staff working in a rural locality” and it was “one familiar to many rural forces”. He said that they worked with neighbouring forces where appropriate.North Yorkshire said its facilities were “frequently reviewed” to ensure they were meeting demand and Government requirements.  Avon and Somerset said that officers working on outlying areas of their force now have enhanced vehicles, fitted with cages to transport prisoners to custody centres. In Aberdyfi locals say the lack of facilities is “a joke” whilst in neighbouring Tywyn, which has a huge influx of holiday makers during the summer months, residents say that so-called county lines drug dealing is a particular problem.Crime is in danger of getting out of control as the area’s two officers cannot cope, they claim. Gillian Roberts, 64, who runs a craft shop in the town, said: “It is fast becoming a serious problem. “We’ve got vulnerable young people being used to sell drugs here and the police no longer have the resources to deal with the issue.“If the nearest custody station is almost two hours away, how are they supposed to protect us?“It takes two officers to transport a suspect, so while they’re on the road to the station there’s no one left to police the town.“It’s no surprise that as a consequence crimes are going unpunished because officers may not want to travel those kind of distances. Instead, people committing crimes are often just getting a ticking-off. “There are some people here now who know they’ll get away with all sorts now because the police won’t be able or willing to drive them all that distance to have them dealt with.” Katherine Wilson, 73, said the perception that crime is going unpunished has also led to an increase in traffic offences.“We’re becoming a forgotten town,” she told the Telegraph.In North Yorkshire officers in some areas have to drive for an hour and a half to the nearest station whilst Northumbria has a number of towns more than an hour and a quarter from the cells and Avon and Somerset, Dorset, and Devon and Cornwall all have areas which are an hour or more.Inspector Andrew Berry, Chair of Devon & Cornwall Police Federation, warned last month that officers are now at the stage where they “dare not arrest anybody” as there will be no-one left to work the streets.He said that some officers were opting to drive suspects home rather than to the cells in order to save time.In many areas they can use another force’s cells if there are operational reasons to do so, but it is not done on a regular basis or simply because of the distance.  In line with Government guidance forces also have moved toward voluntary attendance where a suspect takes themselves to a police station to avoid an officer having to drive them. Drink drivers are getting away with breaking the law because police are having to drive them up to an hour and 45 minutes to the nearest custody cells, it has been warned.An investigation by the Daily Telegraph has found that officers across England and Wales routinely have to drive suspects for more than an hour before they can process their arrest after a third of all custody suites were closed down.As well as fears that drink drivers are escaping prosecution as they have sobered up on the journey to the station, it has been warned that officers are opting to drive suspects home or simply giving them a ticking off to save time.Those living furthest from stations say that they are “forgotten towns” where criminals can do as they please. The number of custody suites across the country has fallen by a third since 2010, from 277 to 180. Just three of the 43 police forces in England and Wales did not provide data from 2010.An analysis of the data, obtained using the Freedom of  Information Act, shows that there are more than 70 towns in England which are more than twenty miles from a police station. read more

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The Evening Fixnow with added Guinnessflavoured crisps

first_imgPainter Donagh Minihan from Steele and Company in Wexford gives another coat to a lamp on the Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin today. Image: Sam Boal/Photocall IrelandHERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps.THINGS WE LEARNED#APRIL JONES: Police in Wales have been given until about 5pm tomorrow to question Mark Bridger, the only suspect in the April Jones murder investigation. Meanwhile, the search for the five-year-old continues around the Machynlleth area.#THE TALK OF THE TOWN: Our own Enda Kenny has made the front cover of TIME magazine.#RANK HYPOCRISY: Justice Minister Alan Shatter has accused a group of Éirígí and People Before Profit protesters of “rank hypocrisy” after they pelted Eamon Gilmore’s car with eggs outside a youth centre in Ballyfermot this morning.#US JOBLESS: Barack Obama probably would have liked these figures to come out earlier this week but data released today showed unemployment levels have dropped to 7.8 per cent, America’s lowest in almost four years.#HOME HELP: More bad news for those relying on Home Help hours emerged today as the HSE revealed proposals to shave off about €8 million of spending in the area – a cut equivalent to about 450,000 hours of services in the next three months.#GANGLAND: In the news again today, Alan Shatter warned criminal gangs that they should not expect to avail of Garda protection.THINGS WE LOVEDImage: Susan RyanGuinness-flavoured crisps are a thing in the UK now. Could this be Ireland’s answer to Marmite? Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re ours.We love the Daily Edge’s Friday slideshow of cute owls A LOT but maybe not as passionately as we ADORE Buzzfeed’s 10 owls that look like England football manager Roy Hodgson.Sticking with cute animals, look who was introduced to visitors at a Berlin zoo today:Two North Chinese Leopard cubs (Panthera pardus japonensis) look out of a basket as they are presented for the first time to public at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin. The North Chinese Leopard twins were born on 4 August 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)THINGS WE SHAREDWhen watching US Presidential election debates, many of us are distracted by body language, stutters or mentions of Big Bird so the accuracy of some of the statements being made is not to the forefront of our minds. The Daily Beast has our back though and brought some of Obama’s and Romney’s ‘facts’ from Wednesday night to the experts i.e. those people who are paid by big media groups to, well, check facts.Creepy and terrifying, yes, but this short from artist Brian Andrew is also fascinating. Using composite images of real x-rays, he has created hybrid creatures with bodies of beasts and skulls of humans – and brought them to life.last_img read more

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La contribution à laudiovisuel public risque encore daugmenter

first_imgLa contribution à l’audiovisuel public risque encore d’augmenter !Depuis la semaine dernière, les opérateurs télécoms se plaignent contre un nouvel amendement qui devrait augmenter la facture des prélèvements, déjà salée, des services de télévision.Dans le cadre de la loi des Finances 2012, l’Assemblée nationale a adopté cet amendement qui permettra une révision du barème sur la taxe sur les distributeurs de services de télévision. Concernant les FAI (Fournisseurs d’Accès Internet), la facture s’élèverait déjà à 190 millions d’euros, comme en 2010, selon nos confrères de 01net. À lire aussiNumericable : des forfaits à prix bradés sur Vente privéePour les autres services, l’amendement ne donne aucune réelle précision quant aux sommes que devront verser les différents opérateurs. D’où la grogne de la Fédération Française des Télécoms (FFT) qui s’inquiète des excédents éventuels qu’une telle taxe engendrerait (le plafond de l’amendement étant de 229 millions d’euros, il est supposé que les excédents pourraient en fait dépasser rapidement les 300 millions). Il est important de noter que les premières victimes dans cette affaire ne seraient évidemment pas les opérateurs télécoms. En effet, pour faire face à une augmentation de la contribution à l’audiovisuel public, ces derniers auraient comme moyens d’augmenter leurs abonnements. C’est donc les consommateurs que nous sommes qui, encore une fois, devront payer l’addition.  Le 26 octobre 2011 à 16:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Nintendo May Release an SNES Classic Edition This Year

first_img One of the most sought-after gaming items from last year was Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition. Despite the mini console’s popularity, many wondered if Nintendo would eventually release a SNES Classic Edition. Though the NES is a beloved system in its own right, the SNES is arguably the most popular (and best) Nintendo system of all time. If a new report turns out to be accurate, we may indeed get a SNES mini this holiday.Sources within Nintendo have confirmed to EuroGamer that the company is set to release the SNES Classic Edition in late 2017. According to these sources, the system is already in development. Interestingly enough, Nintendo’s plans for the SNES mini are the main reason why the NES mini was discontinued in the first place.Nintendo always intended the NES mini to be a limited run system. The console became more popular than the company anticipated, with shortages being reported all throughout its brief lifespan. Unfortunately, Nintendo couldn’t extend the run of the NES mini since it already had plans to release the SNES mini.Like the NES mini, the SNES mini will be a plug and play device that comes pre-installed with a number of games. The NES mini came with 30 titles. Hopefully, the SNES mini will contain a great deal more. If Nintendo does release this system, we’ll hopefully see titles like Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, Super Metroid, Final Fantasy III, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and many more.None of this has been made official, so take it all with the proverbial grain of salt. If Nintendo does plan to release a SNES Classic Edition, it would be wise for it to produce enough units to meet the demand. Also, let’s hope this console has a longer life than the NES mini, which was officially canceled just last week. Stay on target How ‘Final Fantasy VI’ Made Role-Playing a Hot Property in A…25 Years Later, How ‘Super Metroid’ Defined a Genre last_img read more

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At A Moments Notice

first_img Defence Force Makes History With Public Service Award Related Items:Marine Seaman Michael Turner II, Royal Bahamas Defence Force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Haitian Migrants Apprehended Recovery Of Stolen Vessel From Atlantis Marina Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour Base, 3 Sept 2015 (RBDF): It was on a Thursday shortly before 8 p.m. when my cell phone rang. I looked at my phone for a brief second, thoughts began racing through my mind as I recognized the number and then I answered feverishly, “Hello?”. It was my senior on the other end of the line with a sound of relief in his voice, he replied.“Good! You answered. I need you to make your way out at the port at midnight. You will join the ships company to slip harbor tonight in a couple hours for seven days to document the patrol. Have a safe trip and he hung up.As I received my orders my heart skipped a beat and with no one else around to verify whether or not this reality was a dream or this dream was a reality, I had to just stop take a deep breath and relax. Even though the orders came hard and fast, I was eager to go out to sea. I was waiting on the opportunity to do my part as we prepared for the storm. I was ready to help prepare and protect my country, our country.What should have been a typical 24-hour shift lined with fatigues to complete in the morning, suddenly became anything but typical. But what was I to expect? The Bahamas was in its first trimester of its hurricane season and Tropical Storm Erika was due to make landfall that upcoming weekend.As a Marine Seaman on the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, it has definitely been a new experience for me. A marine can be called at a moment’s notice to perform his duties. That’s just the nature of the organization. Therefore, being in a constant state of readiness is crucial. However, in addition to individual preparedness, organizational preparedness is also important and this hurricane season showed me just how prepared we, the Defence Force, are in times of potential disaster.As I followed the updates of Tropical Storm Erika, I learned that The Bahamas was lined up perfectly like bowling pins for a clean strike in hurricane alley. I saw citizens and residents making final attempts to protect life and secure property. Supermarket aisles were packed, store shelves were emptied, home cupboards were filled and anticipation for the oncoming tropical storm grew.All the while, we at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force were also making preparations of our own. Though faced with a potential disaster, we took numerous precautions under the direction of Captain Tellis Bethel, the Commander Defence Force (Acting), and his command team to help safeguard our country and stood ready to provide assistance at a moment’s notice.Subsequently, Advance Teams were dispatched ahead of the storm to various islands such as Mayaguana, Governor’s Harbour and Abaco to assist with the coordination and preparation of hurricane relief efforts. Impact Teams were standing by ready to provide immediate support to pre-defined Advance Teams and affected Family Islands for road, airport, and harbour clearing along with restoration of the basic utilities following the passing of the storm.Defence Force Hurricane Shelter Managers were ready to be stationed at 25 shelters throughout New Providence. Standby Security and Urban Search and Rescue Teams were also established to provide immediate security assistance to shelter managers and local communities, in the event of security threats or missing persons. Teams were also formed to assist families of Defence Force personnel who were abroad and about to face the wrath of Tropical Storm Erika.Marines were assigned to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to assist with the coordination of national hurricane relief efforts. Defence Force patrol crafts were dispatched to various locations throughout the Bahama chain of Islands, where they prepared for the aftermath of the storm.Military Police Personnel were stationed at key Government and foreign diplomat facilities in New Providence to provide necessary security. Hurricane Platoons were also standing by to provide further support with hurricane mitigation efforts during and after the storm in Nassau and the Family Islands.We seemed to have covered all the major areas of concern. Most people didn’t see any of it, but while the average Bahamian was on alert for Tropical Storm Erika making landfall, Defence Force marines were already out to sea and on the various family islands anticipating the potential disaster, positioning themselves for what was to come.In a turn of events, Tropical Storm Erika, instead of striking The Bahamas, decided to throw a curve ball, swung around our archipelago and eventually dissipated. However, this provided the Defence Force with an opportunity to put our hurricane plan of action under a microscope, allowing us to identify both our strengths and our weaknesses for the next call of duty. This will undoubtedly enhance our plan of execution in the future if needed.As some of the country’s best trained assets, sufficient gratitude cannot be expressed to the Defence Force marines who continuously and selflessly render their service towards our country’s defence, wherever and whenever called. Leaving your family behind is never easy at such a time, so I can tell my fellow brothers in arms thank you for your service because you are keeping my loved ones safe also as I am to yours.The families of marines must also be acknowledged for their continued support of their loved ones during such times, as these brave men and women of the Defence Force are deployed to safeguard our heritage. Many of us were far from our families and homes, but as a nation, you did not allow us to be far from your thoughts and prayers.Thank you to all our supporters. Your support and well wishes are always appreciated.last_img read more

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People on the Move 111209

first_imgUnited Business Media’s EE Times Group has expanded its digital media technology and development team. As a result, several staff changes were announced: Brent Pearson was promoted from director of media technology to the newly-created position of CIO; Ryan Medlin was named senior software engineer and technical team leader; Mary Ann Sanders was named software engineer; Mike Lipinski and Mateusz Sawka were named Web application developers; William Ziebel was appointed software architect; and Patty Leo was named information architect.TechWeb, another UBM property in the U.S., named Sarah Milstein general manager and co-chair of its Web 2.0 Expo brands. Milstein formerly served on the senior editorial staff at O’Reilly Media and is a speaker, writer and consultant specializing in social media for business.Meredith’s Better Homes & Gardens appointed Katherine Pushkar to the newly-created position of lifestyle editor. Previously, Pushkar served as features editor at the New York Post.Katy Herniman was named food and beverage director for Rodale’s Men’s Health and Women’s Health advertising sales team. Most recently, Herniman served as food category manager at recently-shuttered Gourmet. Media and entertainment industries investment banker Mitchell Scherzer was named vice president and CFO at Hearst Corp. The former Goldman Sachs media group co-head most recently led the media division at The Silverfern Group. His appointment is effective November 16.American Express Publishing announced two appointments at Departures: Karen Uzel and Madelyn Alpert Roberts were named to newly-created positions luxury ad director and lifestyle ad director, respectively. Both appointments are effective immediately. Uzel previously served as director of jewelry and watches for Town & Country, while Roberts most recently held the position of director of international advertising for American Express Publishing.Amex Publishing also promoted Adam Bookbinder to design director of Departures, effective immediately. Bookbinder has served as Departures art director since 2006. Jodie Green joined Meredith Corp. as director of More.com. Green will be responsible for the overall editorial direction of the site,including developing traffic-building content and strategic partnerships.Eileen Conlan was appointed editor, SheFinds.com at SheFinds Media. Previous to this she was assistant editor at Marie Claire.last_img read more

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After 18 Months Hurricane Vulnerability Documents Arrive — But Theyre Thin

first_img Share Edmund D. Fountain/ProPublica/Texas TribuneAn aerial photograph of the Stolthaven Oil Tanking facility along the Houston Ship Channel on Nov. 10, 2015. Shell’s Deer Park facility can be seen in the upper right.Eighteen months ago, the Texas Tribune and ProPublica asked the federal government for some documents.At the time, we were investigating what will happen the next time a massive hurricane hits Houston, and because the city is home to a massive oil refining complex, we knew a big oil spill was one likely consequence.It’s happened before: During Hurricane Katrina, rushing water caused one refinery’s oil tank to rupture, sending oil into more than 1,700 homes a mile away. And the Houston area has many schools and neighborhoods that are less than a mile from large refineries and oil storage terminals.For months, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica tried in vain to get specific information about what could happen if any of the thousands of massive oil tanks along the Houston Ship Channel sprung a leak during a hurricane; whether companies that owned the tanks were prepared; and whether nearby communities understood the risk. Our last hope, we were told, were documents called “Facility Response Plans” that big facilities must submit to the Environmental Protection Agency.The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Become one.So we asked for the plans submitted by more than a dozen oil refineries and storage terminals that sit along a 50-mile waterway known as the Houston Ship Channel.That was in January 2016. The documents finally arrived late last month, but they shed little new light on our original questions.Ever since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to get any information about the risks of an accident happening along the Houston Ship Channel. That was apparent as we fought to get these documents.A month after our initial open records request, we got a call from EPA lawyers. They said the documents were “voluminous” and, before releasing them to us, the agency would have to consult with the Department of Homeland Security because of potential sensitive information in the plans.That agency is basically the place where public information requests go to die.There was a way to potentially avoid this, or at least speed it up, the EPA said: Narrow the scope of your request. Ask only for a portion of the plan known as “vulnerability analysis.”The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Become one.That seemed reasonable. According to federal law, those documents “address the potential effects (i.e. to human health, property, or the environment) of an oil discharge” on nearby “water intakes, schools, residential areas, businesses,” and other places. So we agreed to tweak our request.“Thank you, we will continue to process your request,” the EPA wrote in an email in February 2016.A month later, the agency called again with more news: They were ready to provide us with one facility’s vulnerability analysis, for Shell Oil’s refinery in Deer Park. All the other documents would have to go through the agency where public information requests go to die.Still, getting Shell’s document was great news: The refinery is one of the largest in the country, with a crude oil capacity of 14 million gallons. Then the document arrived. It was two pages long and 13 years old — from 2003.The main detail in those two pages: Oil that spills from the refinery could travel as much as 15 miles away in the event of a spill, depending on weather conditions and the time of day.When we asked the company for more details, a spokesman told us they updated their Facility Response Plan in 2012. We still don’t know why the EPA only produced the 2003 version.The company also sent us some other portions of the plan — even though the EPA had insisted that any other portion could have sensitive information that could impact national security.The additional documents noted that Shell had installed new firewalls around its tanks to protect them from damage. They added that an oil spill might affect the “heavy concentration of industrial companies” near the refinery, as well as “adjoining bayous, waterways, bays and wetlands that are environmentally sensitive areas.”The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Become one. More than a year would pass before the EPA gave us any more vulnerability analyses. When they finally arrived on May 23, they were equally underwhelming.The Stolthaven Houston Terminal stores chemicals, petroleum products and vegetable oils in 188 tanks right by the ship channel. Its analysis is one page long, and is simply a list of “features” near the terminal that might be affected by an oil spill, including “water intakes, schools, medical facilities, residential areas,” and “businesses.”The document continues: “Identified vulnerabilities are listed in SECTION 6.” A giant black box follows, where information had been redacted.The Texas Tribune and ProPublica called a number listed on the company’s web site as “media relations” for its U.S. branch. A reporter was connected to someone from the human resources department, and after asking for more information related to the vulnerability analysis, was told, “the answer’s probably no.”At first glance, the documents for a transfer facility operated by Chevron looked more promising: four pages long. However, each page looked like this:This is a page from a document that Chevron submitted to the federal government. It’s supposed to detail how an oil spill at Chevron’s facility in Galena Park might impact the surrounding area. Environmental Protection AgencyA Chevron spokesman said that the company submitted a “complete” report. “The EPA may have redacted the report for security reasons, but any questions about this should be directed to the EPA,” he said. The documents from a Petrobras Refinery in Pasadena contained a few more details, but nothing that could not have been gleaned from searching for the facility on Google Maps. It notes that two elementary schools and one high school are less than a mile from the facility, and that residential populations “begin within a quarter mile … and continue outward.”The document continues, “any evacuation efforts for these areas will be coordinated with the local emergency assistance agencies.” Those same words and phrases appear in many other vulnerability analyses that the EPA provided.The EPA didn’t respond to requests for an interview, either. But officials there have made presentations about how to prepare these documents correctly, and some of the PowerPoints are online.According to those presentations, using “generic verbiage” in these documents could be violating the law. So could leaving out the “analysis of potential effects” on schools and residential areas. Both of those issues appear in many of the documents The Texas Tribune and ProPublica received. In short, as hurricane season begins — and nearly two years after we first started trying to truly understand the risks of what could happen in Houston — we haven’t found out much. All we know is that, as we reported previously, thousands of cylindrical storage tanks carrying the world’s largest concentration of oil, gases and chemicals line the Houston Ship Channel. If a hurricane were to hit at the right angle, more than 25 feet of water could be sent up the channel. If even one of those tanks ruptured because of the rushing floodwaters, areas that are home to hundreds of thousands of people could be affected.Any other details — what companies are prepared for, what the government is doing to monitor them, and specific things that residents can do to protect themselves and their property nearby — probably won’t be publicly available until it’s too late.last_img read more

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UPDATE Harris County Deputy Shot In The Arm While Responding To Disturbance

first_imgUpdate https://t.co/U9n1CyJI3V— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) February 1, 2018A Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy was shot while responding to a disturbance call in north Harris County on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, according to the Sheriff’s Office.The deputy was shot in the arm in the 2500 block of Kiplands Way.Authorities said the deputy was rushed to the Memorial Hermann in the Woodlands and is alert. The shooter was being arrested for deadly conduct when the shooting happened.The shooter is believed to be barricaded inside the home, according to the Sheriff’s Office.  Update female has been rescued from home in good condition. Male is still barricaded in home— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) February 1, 2018 UPDATE: Deputy involved in Kipland Way shooting was wounded in the arm and is alert, en route to Memorial Hermann in The Woodlands. Suspect believed to be inside home. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/qdYVQ6TWCy— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) February 1, 2018 Per HCSO, glad to report that the sheriff’s deputy who was shot tonight in North Harris County is in good condition, being treated at Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands. He was shot in the lower forearm.— Harris County Pct 5 (@HCpct5) February 1, 2018 Sheriff deputy shot in north Harris County in good condition pic.twitter.com/8SJUWUJfsr— Randy Wallace (@RWallaceFOX26) February 1, 2018 UPDATE: HCSO deputy, 1 other person shot in north Harris Co., suspect still barricaded in home https://t.co/t1nES4mVgw pic.twitter.com/jEdleHgHmm— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) February 1, 2018 A deputy responding to a disturbance in the 2500 block of Kiplands Way in N Harris Co. has been wounded by gunfire. Preliminary indication is the deputy is alert. PIO is en route. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/V0pRRaOUk8— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) February 1, 2018center_img NEW VIDEO: A deputy was shot in the line of duty in Spring and we just received this video from the scene. We are waiting on an update from @HCSOTexas. WATCH LIVE: https://t.co/gThi8rL35Q pic.twitter.com/nmfrFiFb20— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) February 1, 2018 AT THIS HOUR: @HCSOTexas negotiators have arrived to scene where deputy was shot, suspect believed to still be inside home, stay w/@KPRC2 for latest pic.twitter.com/r7orPtR7hd— KPRCJonathan (@KPRCJonathan) February 1, 2018 BREAKING: The deputy who was shot in the line of duty is being treated at Memorial Hermann in The Woodlands. @HCSOTexas says the deputy was shot in the arm. Join us in wishing him a speedy recovery. https://t.co/72ug2BGVU2 pic.twitter.com/pnO9vZbOjS— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) February 1, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

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Wyatt Bennett Receive Preseason AllAmerica Accolades

first_imgStory Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville juniors Logan Wyatt and Nick Bennett were named Tuesday as Preseason All-Americans by Perfect Game. Wyatt was honored as a Second Team selection while Bennett was tabbed for the Third Team.Tuesday’s honor marked the second preseason All-American accolade for Wyatt, who was named to the Collegiate Baseball newspaper’s Second Team last month. A Louisville native, Wyatt earned Third Team All-America recognition from Collegiate Baseball newspaper and was an All-ACC First Team honoree as a sophomore last season after hitting .339 with six home runs, 69 RBIs, 22 doubles, 63 walks, 51 runs scored, .559 slugging percentage and .490 on-base percentage. He closed 2018 ranked third in the NCAA in walks, 15th in on-base percentage, 17th in RBIs and 18th in doubles. Wyatt was also named to the 2018 NCAA All-Lubbock Regional Team after finishing 6-for-16 with two home runs and 10 RBIs in four NCAA Regional games.Bennett, a junior from Cincinnati, Ohio, closed his sophomore season with an 8-2 record, 2.84 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 73.0 innings pitched, including 11 starts. He was an All-ACC Second Team honoree and was an All-ACC Academic Team selection in 2018. During his first collegiate season in 2017, Bennett earned Freshman All-America honors and was an All-ACC Third Team selection while accumulating a 5-1 record, 3.18 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 65.0 innings pitched and 15 total appearances, including 13 starts.Guided by head coach Dan McDonnell, who is entering his 13th season at the helm, the Cardinals are scheduled to open the 2019 season against UConn with a three-game series on Feb. 15-17 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida, the spring training home of the Detroit Tigers. Louisville’s home-opener at Jim Patterson Stadium is set for Feb. 20 at 3 p.m., ET against Eastern Kentucky.2019 LOUISVILLE BASEBALL SEASON TICKETSAfter one season of ticketed admission for all home games, the Cardinals are giving free admission back to the fans in 2019. Louisville’s 15 ACC games as well as non-conference games against UK and Vanderbilt will be ticketed events at Jim Patterson Stadium. All other non-conference matchups, including games against Ole Miss, Western Kentucky and Xavier, will have free admission.The 2019 reserved chairback ticket packages, which include one ticket to each of the 17 ticketed games, are priced at $110 for adults, $90 for senior adults/youths and $90 for families of four or more. Season tickets for the Left Field Berm are also available at $50 per ticket. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online here, by calling 502-GO-CARDS or by visiting the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 at Cardinal Stadium (2800 South Floyd Street) on weekdays from 9 a.m., until 5 p.m., ET. Complete details on 2019 UofL baseball tickets can be found at gocards.com/bsbtickets. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img FOLLOWING THE CARDINALS ON SOCIAL MEDIAFans can follow Louisville baseball on Twitter at @UofLBaseball and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ulbaseball.last_img read more

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SAILs endeavour to empower india

first_imgThe Indian steel industry believes that there is a need for levying anti-dumping duties on cheap and low quality steel and stainless steel imports, and the government is supporting and safeguarding the domestic industry by introducing duties, which were showcased at the India International Trade Fair, 2016 (IITF).ESSAR Steel and Jindal Stainless Management Services were the part of the Ministry of Steel Pavilion at the 36th edition of India International Trade Fair, 2016 (IITF). The other steel companies which are a part of the pavilion are Ferro Scrap Nigam Limited (FSNL), Hindustan Steelworks Construction Limited (HSCL), Joint Plant Committee (JPC), JSW Steel,   Metal Scrap Trade Corporation Ltd (MSTC), National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) and TATA Steel. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe government has supported them and introduced several duties with which it is trying to safeguard the domestic industry. Pricing is one and quality is another aspect of anti-dumping. Supporting the government’s move to curb cheap imports from countries like China and Australia, Steel Authority’s anti-dumping duty is already there on steel and stainless steel. In this way, the government is helping the industry and domestic market.Another great initiative by the ministry of steel was coming up with the idea of a single pavilion for leading public and private steel companies of India. It not only brings the entire industry on a single platform but also helps in saving cost. Steel Authority very artfully showcased how this versatile alloy has become an important part of our society. Everybody is using steel in one way or the other, like in a city, everything from buildings to airports and from metro to roadways, incorporates steel in some manner. As the steel industry is fond of saying, steel is everywhere in our lives.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe Indian Steel Industry is continuing to buck the global trend of slowdown in steel production by maintaining the growth momentum. The government of India has taken decisions to provide an enabling environment for growth of Indian steel industry, and the government is keeping a constant vigil on external and internal growth drivers, constraints and changes in dynamic world steel market.  With renewed emphasis on infrastructure development and other related sectors, steel is likely to be in demand in the coming years for meeting the requirements of a vibrant and strong Indian economy.last_img read more

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