Cincinnati Open: Nick Kyrgios to meet Grigor Dimitrov in final

first_imgAustralian Nick Kyrgios overcame Spanish veteran David Ferrer on Saturday to set up a clash against Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in the final of the Cincinnati Open.The 22-year-old Kyrgios, looking for his first title of the year, beat the former world number three 7-6(3), 7-6(4), while Dimitrov also advanced to his first Masters 1000 final with a 7-6(4), 7-6(10) victory over American John Isner.Kyrgios, who had beaten Rafa Nadal in the quarter-finals, showed no drop off in performance against the 35-year-old Ferrer in the match that lasted just over two hours.Seventh seed Dimitrov needed almost two hours to book his place in Sunday’s final.The world number 11 had his work cut out against big-serving Isner, with neither player dropping serve in a match where break opportunities were few and far between.Isner had two break point chances, Dimitrov only one.Dimitrov saved a set point in the second set tiebreak, before putting away the dogged American.last_img read more

Winning is no longer enough for managers – they must do it with style

first_imgShare on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Read more Surely from his perspective he has done a successful job from the position they were in and, in turn, he has convinced the board and the fans, who passionately support this fine club, he is the right man for the job in the long term?Judging from that Everton fan and reports in the press it seems not. Gaining better results than your predecessor and winning matches regardless of style no longer seems to be enough, and the debate over the future of a manager who has achieved success in his own distinct fashion is not only about the results Allardyce consistently seems to gain but more about the manner in which he gets them. So are we entering an age when style and footballing philosophy are becoming just as important as substance and result when it comes to appraising a manager’s ability?Look at the analysis of José Mourinho and Manchester United’s win over their rivals Liverpool. In the buildup and aftermath of the game pundits and supporters were not only discussing and dissecting the result but the tactically pragmatic way in which Mourinho sets up his sides to win. Some United fans and former players have stated on numerous occasions during his tenure that winning by the odd goal at a club with United’s attacking philosophy isn’t enough and they demand he sets up his teams to mirror that famous tradition. The fact Guardiola is winning with style is increasing the demands on Mourinho, Allardyce and many other managers in the Premier League Sam Allardyce Everton Share on Messenger Manchester United José Mourinho Pep Guardiola Share on WhatsApp Topics Share on Pinterestcenter_img Sign up to The Recap: get our weekly email of editors’ picks. comment We are approaching and reaching a time when managers are not judged solely on results but also when their process, philosophy and style of play have a huge influence on how they are perceived. I think we can all agree Manchester City are raising the bar in terms of not only results but also the style of offensive, high-intensity, expressive football they produce.Within 18 months of taking charge at City, Pep Guardiola is not only raising the level teams need to perform at in order to compete with them but increasing the expectation we have of managers, to win and play in a way that entertains and justifies the hard-earned money supporters pay for season tickets, TV subscriptions, club merchandise and expensive travel costs.The fact Guardiola is winning with style is increasing the demands on Mourinho, Allardyce and many other managers in the Premier League. Mourinho and Allardyce have been hugely successful in their careers and I have huge admiration for them, especially in being pragmatic enough to win games by any means necessary. But what Guardiola along with Mauricio Pochettino are showing is that having a clear, defined and, most importantly, offensive playing style makes it possible to win consistently while improving the technical level of the players and entertaining fans at the same time. Manchester City I understand the argument that the aim of managing a club is to secure as many victories as possible, with philosophy and method of play a distant second, but with the vast amounts of money Premier League clubs earn, the wage budgets and the cash supporters are forking out, a new question has been posed: is it unreasonable for fans to ask to be entertained and to watch football that places them on the edge of their seats every game?This is the balance many managers, already under pressure to keep their jobs by just winning games, are having to strike. They are being asked to play in a way that suits the demands of supporters and the ever-increasing media exposure that comes with the Premier League. I believe these added pressures can only raise the technical level. There is more discernment from fans wanting technical, exciting football rather than defence-oriented football focusing on long balls and set pieces.Fairly or unfairly we are now appraising coaches not only on results but the manner, process and style used to get there, and style is more than ever becoming as important as substance. Sportblog After five minutes of Brighton’s game at Goodison Park on Saturday with the score at 0-0, a passionate and extremely vocal Evertonian took the opportunity to run to within five yards of the dugout I was sitting in and vent his anger and frustration by screaming “Get out of my fucking club” directly at Sam Allardyce – the man who, in my opinion, has successfully done the job required and expected of him. The Everton manager has stabilised a huge club that had lost its way to the point where relegation was a distinct possibility based on the performances and results before his arrival in November.He has utilised his extensive experience and steadied a rocky ship by winning home games with his organised, methodical and pragmatic style of play. Everton are in a mid-table position where only a catastrophe would drag them into a relegation dogfight. Everton wear down Brighton to ease the pressure on Sam Allardyce Share on Twitter Share via Email Football Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Report: Swansea City 1 Burnley 0

first_imgKey Opta stats:- Swansea have won all three of their Premier League home games against Burnley; the only side they’ve faced more than once at the Liberty Stadium and have a 100 per cent record against in the competition.- Only Tottenham (15) have won more Premier League points than Swansea (14) since Carlos Carvalhal took charge of the Swans.- Ki Sung-yueng scored his first Premier League goal since May 2016 at West Ham, ending a run of 37 games without one in the competition.- Swansea have won their last three home games in the Premier League, after winning just two of their opening 11 this season. Swansea City 1 Burnley 0: Ki unlocks Clarets defence Alex Fisher Last updated 1 year ago 00:56 2/11/18 kisungyueng - cropped Getty Images Swansea City’s remarkable revival continued apace at the Liberty Stadium as Burnley were beaten 1-0 in the Premier League. Ki Sung-yueng kept Swansea City’s great escape going under Carlos Carvalhal with a decisive late strike in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Burnley.The South Korea international produced the only moment of quality with nine minutes remaining at the Liberty Stadium, his low effort creeping past Nick Pope to extend Burnley’s winless run to 10 matches.Ki pounced on a loose ball on the edge of the area to seal all three points for Swansea, a win that sees them climb to 15th in the Premier League table – two points clear of the relegation zone on the back of a five-match unbeaten sequence. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player It was another disappointing day for Sean Dyche’s Clarets, though, who have not tasted victory since December 12, and they rarely looked like ending that run here.Half chances were the best they could muster, Lukasz Fabianski rarely called upon as Burnley’s attacking woes continued.The hosts were little better until Ki’s late strike, and the defeat leaves Burnley in seventh ahead of a two-week break due their elimination from the FA Cup.KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/W321InZDOe — Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) February 10, 2018 Swansea’s 8-1 thrashing of Notts County in that competition on Tuesday offered hope of goals from the hosts, however a drab opening 45 minutes failed to deliver.Both Fabianski and Pope were mere spectators for much of the half as play got bogged down in the middle of the pitch.The one moment of quality came with 12 minutes on the clock as Sam Vokes latched onto Ashley Barnes’ knockdown, however the Wales international fired wide from 20 yards.Swansea offered very little in the attacking third and only fired one shot vaguely towards Pope’s goal before the interval, Sam Clucas’ effort sailing over the crossbar.Little changed after the restart with Barnes curling an effort wide of goal for the visitors, while Johann Gudmundsson finally brought a save out of Fabianski with a rising left-footed shot.Moments later Pope also got his gloves dirty dealing with Ki’s ambitious free-kick, the Burnley keeper having no problems dealing with the South Korean’s weak effort.Carvalhal introduced Andre Ayew and Tammy Abraham to try and snatch a late winner but it was Ki who secured a vital three points with his first of the season.last_img read more

Urban Meyer’s Sideline Reaction To This Nebraska Play Is Going Viral

first_imgUrban Meyer with his hands on his head.TV cameras have captured a lot of “frustrated Urban Meyer” looks on the sideline so far this Ohio State season. Most of them, unsurprisingly, came two weeks ago in the upset loss to Purdue.There are more today, though.Ohio State is hosting Nebraska at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.The Buckeyes lead the Huskers, 16-7, but they’ve given up a lot of big plays early.Meyer has reacted as follows:When you watch the secondary, wondering how they do what they do. pic.twitter.com/w6GkZ3MnSa— Eleven Warriors (@11W) November 3, 2018Welp.It’s been a weird day in Columbus, with neither team being able to put together any kind of consistent production.Ohio State and Nebraska are playing on FOX.last_img

Traffic Advisory Antigonish County

first_img -30- Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Pinkie Town Bridge Pinkie Town Bridge on the Ohio East Road will be closed forrepairs from Thursday, Sept. 18 to Friday, Sept. 19. Trafficcontrol will consist of signage. A detour is available on OhioLake Road.center_img ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Ohio East Road Ohio East Road from Trunk 7 westerly, approximately 4.8kilometres, has a one-lane closure until Tuesday, Sept. 30.Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle. Work takes placefrom 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.last_img

Le gouvernement provincial reçoit le rapport Levin

first_img M. Levin est professeur et titulaire de la chaire de recherche du Canada sur le leadership et le changement dans l’éducation à l’Institut d’études pédagogiques de l’Ontario, et ancien sous-ministre de l’Éducation en Ontario et au Manitoba. Il est un expert en matière de réforme de l’éducation à grande échelle et du rôle de la politique gouvernementale en éducation. « La Nouvelle-Écosse a un système d’éducation publique solide qui a été avantageux pour sa population, a dit M. Levin. J’espère que les idées présentées dans mon rapport peuvent contribuer à son succès continu malgré les changements dans la société et les nouveaux défis. » Conformément aux recommandations de M. Levin, le gouvernement entamera une consultation pour obtenir les commentaires de tous les partenaires au sujet du rapport. « Nos enfants constituent notre ressource la plus précieuse, et il est essentiel de continuer de concentrer nos efforts sur la meilleure éducation possible pour nos jeunes, a dit Mme Jennex. J’encourage les Néo-Écossais à se faire entendre et à transmettre leurs idées lors de cette importante consultation. » Le questionnaire de consultation et le rapport peuvent être consultés en ligne à l’adresse www.ednet.ns.ca. Le sondage peut être rempli jusqu’au 15 juin. Un rapport publié aujourd’hui 5 mai par Ben Levin offre des conseils et des recommandations à la Nouvelle-Écosse sur la façon de créer un système scolaire novateur, efficace et durable qui permettra d’améliorer les accomplissements et les résultats d’apprentissage des élèves. « Ma priorité a toujours été et continuera d’être l’éducation de nos élèves. C’est pourquoi le gouvernement s’est engagé à embaucher Ben Levin, a dit Ramona Jennex, ministre de l’Éducation. Il s’agit d’un bon rapport qui intègre l’innovation à des conseils pratiques, stratégiques et judicieux qui nous aideront à améliorer un système d’éducation déjà solide. » Dans son rapport, M. Levin cerne cinq domaines à privilégier pour le ministère de l’Éducation : Réduire l’échec dans l’ensemble du système scolaire de la Nouvelle-Écosse en offrant du financement ciblé pour aider les élèves à réussir, y compris les élèves à besoins spéciaux. Améliorer les pratiques courantes liées à l’enseignement, l’apprentissage et l’évaluation en déterminant les meilleures pratiques et en collaborant avec les parents pour trouver des façons plus efficaces d’aider les élèves. Considérer davantage de choses comme un apprentissage dans le but d’obtenir des crédits, par exemple des programmes qui développent les connaissances et les compétences par l’apprentissage indépendant. Renforcer le soutien et la participation du public en établissant quelques objectifs et en faisant rapport sur les résultats. Mieux utiliser les installations et les ressources en fermant les écoles qui sont sous-utilisées.last_img read more

Private school finds no exam written by Sidoo son on date alleged

first_imgVANCOUVER — A Vancouver private school has concluded its investigation after an indictment alleged that businessman David Sidoo paid someone to take a high school graduation exam on behalf of his oldest son in 2012.Sidoo was charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in Massachusetts as part of a prosecution by United States authorities of an alleged college admissions scam involving dozens of accused people.The indictment released Tuesday alleged Sidoo paid $200,000 in total for someone to take the SAT on behalf of both his sons, and that he also paid an undisclosed amount for someone to fly to Vancouver and take the high school exam.St. George’s School says a review of its records from 2012 indicates no school or provincial exams were written at the school by the student in question on or around the date referenced by the indictment.Sidoo is CEO of Advantage Lithium and a former Canadian Football League player for the B.C. Lions and Saskatchewan Roughriders who is also known for his philanthropic causes in the province.Sidoo’s legal team also released a statement on Wednesday saying he intends to plead not guilty at a court appearance in Boston on Friday.“David Sidoo’s children have not been accused of any impropriety and have achieved great accomplishments in their own right,” the statement adds.“We urge the media to recognize that Mr. Sidoo is presumed innocent and that he intends to appear in court Friday, plead not guilty, and exercise his right to defend himself against the current accusation.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Art Of The Brain Celebrates 17th Anniversary Gala For Brain Cancer Research

first_imgOn Saturday, September 17 beginning at 6:30 PM at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall and Plaza, 445 Charles E. Young Drive, East, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Art of the Brain, (AOB) an unprecedented organization of “Brain Buddies,” brain cancer patients and families who celebrate art, creativity and life undefeated by brain cancer, will enjoy its 17th anniversary Gala.Hundreds of friends will gather to enjoy the festivities, food, music, and entertainment. Jason Barry, award-winning reporter from CBS 5 in Phoenix, AZ will reprise his annual role as Master of Ceremonies for the evening.This year’s gala will honor and remember Art of the Brain’s founder, Judi Kaufman, who lost her courageous 18-year battle against brain cancer in September 2015. In recognition of the extraordinary efforts of Kaufman, it will be announced at the gala that the entryway to the UCLA Neuro Oncology clinic, a hallway that Kaufman walked down countless times during her last 18 years, will be named The Judi Kaufman Gallery. In addition to this honor, the entryway to the Reed Neurological Research Center at UCLA is now the Judi Kaufman Lobby honoring Kaufman and Art of the Brain.A successful entrepreneur, community activist and poet, Kaufman was diagnosed with her first brain cancer tumor in 1997. Based on Kaufman’s vision, AOB centers on creativity, in all its forms, as a vehicle to help brain cancer patients survive and regain their self-esteem in the face of debilitating brain cancer side effects. Kaufman turned to poetry as her path back to hope in the wake of the damaging effects of brain cancer and its treatments. A published poet, Kaufman’s books of poetry include “Passion and Shadow: The Lights of Brain Cancer”, and “Do You Want Your Brain to Hurt Now or Later?” The organization also highlights brain cancer patients and their families and is focused on raising funds for brain cancer research. AOB’s unique network of volunteer Brain Buddies, who help to support and mentor individuals and families struggling with brain cancer, also comprise the small army of volunteers who make the annual Art of the Brain gala a success.“Although Judi said goodbye to us just one year ago, her creative soul, courageous spirit, and most importantly, her loving heart will never leave us. Her heart continues to beat in all the lives that she touched. Her spirit surrounds all of us. Through Art of the Brain, her fight, her love and her heart will beat on forever,” said Roy Kaufman, Judi’s husband.Art of the Brain raises public awareness about brain cancer, spotlights the strength and courage of brain cancer patients, and helps raise money for brain cancer research at UCLA’s Neuro-Oncology Program in order to find a cure. Since 1999, AOB has garnered almost $10 million for brain cancer research.Art of the Brain’s 2016 Gala is generously sponsored by: 
The Kaufman Family 
Johnny Mercer Foundation 
Richard Dean Anderson 
Ann Ramer 
Joan and Gerald Doren 
Arlene Spiegelman 
Faramarz Yousefzadeh 
Fred Hayman Family Foundation 
Jadi and Gy Waldron 
Jennifer Kaufman and Vladimir Valdes 
Marlene and David Capell 
Nu Image 
Valerie and Bob Fairbank 
Joyce and Bill Bromiley 
Bunny Wasser and Howard BernsteinFor tickets, or more information email Patti Lawhon at plawhon@kblrinc.com, call 424.252.6908, or visit www.artofthebrain.org.last_img read more

WatchAmerica expected to play hardball with second round of softwood lumber duties

Analyst Paul Quinn of RBC Capital Markets believes the U.S. will play hardball and impose high anti-dumping rates in order to push Canada to agree to a deal before negotiations on NAFTA begin in August.“Anti-dumping (duties) is a way to scare the Canadians and try to force them to get something done,” he said from Vancouver.Canada’s share of the U.S. softwood lumber market was 27 per cent in May, down from 31 per cent a year earlier, according to monthly Canadian government reports. That represented a $165-million loss in exports for the month, including $105 million in B.C. and $18 million in Quebec.Final duty rates have been lower than preliminary tariffs in the past. But Quinn said that could change this time because the U.S. Lumber Coalition is pushing for a tough response to the Canadian government’s $867-million financial support for the industry, mainly through loans and loan guarantees.‘Business as usual’: Companies optimistic about exports despite coming NAFTA clash, says EDCCanada and U.S. remain ‘very far apart’ on softwood lumber, Chrystia Freeland saysCanada announces $867M in softwood aid in wake of U.S. lumber taxFederal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said Ottawa was “very prudent” in developing the program and wouldn’t say if more industry funding will be coming in the wake of the second round of duties.“We will react to market conditions in the reality of the moment,” he said Thursday. “We are committed to ensure that our forestry sector is able to adapt to changing environments.”The ripple effects of the first round of softwood lumber duties are already being felt. Resolute Forest Products has cut shifts at seven sawmills, and there are fears other companies could follow suit.The Conference Board of Canada has said U.S. softwood lumber duties will cost Canadian producers $1.7 billion a year and result in the reduction of 2,200 jobs.Resolute spokesman Seth Kursman wouldn’t say if the Montreal-based company will pursue another round of layoffs.“It wouldn’t be fair for me to speculate and guess and in doing so create angst among our people and the communities in which we work and live,” he said.Analyst Hamir Patel of CIBC World Markets predicts Resolute will face the highest preliminary anti-dumping duty of the four producers set to receive their own tariffs. All other companies will get a weighted average duty, similar to when the last round of softwood duties were announced.Countervailing duties target what the U.S. considers unfair subsidies, while anti-dumping tariffs go after the alleged selling of softwood below market value. By Ross MarowitsMONTREAL — Canada’s softwood lumber industry is bracing for a second wave of U.S. duties expected to come Monday that could put further pressure on producers, particularly smaller ones, to cut jobs.The U.S. Department of Commerce announced in April preliminary countervailing duties against five companies ranging between three and 24 per cent, with other producers facing a tariff of 19.88 per cent.This time, the U.S. is expected to announce preliminary anti-dumping duties with an average rate of around 10 per cent, which would be added on to the previous levy.Anti-dumping (duties) is a way to scare the Canadians and try to force them to get something done read more

Prices of 15 essential drugs and 10 cancer drugs reduced

The prices of 15 essential drugs and 10 cancer drugs have been reduced with immediate effect, the Health Ministry said today.Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that the prices of lifesaving antibiotics, diabetes medicine and equipment, medicines for prostate diseases, medicines for asthma and breathing difficulties, painkillers, medicine for neurological diseases have been reduced. He also said that the price of 10 expensive cancer drugs have also been reduced. (Colombo Gazette)

Canadian dollar lower traders avoid risk ahead of US elections

TORONTO – The Canadian dollar was lower Monday as traders avoided riskier assets such as resource-based currencies, including the loonie, ahead of Tuesday’s presidential election.The loonie fell 0.11 of a cent to 100.33 cents US as traders also took a report from Statistics Canada that the value of building permits issued in September fell 13.2 per cent to $6.5 billion after a jump of 9.5 per cent in August. The decline was mainly due to a 30.8 per cent drop in the non-residential sector.The election appears to be shaping up to be a cliff-hanger, though most opinion polls indicate that President Barack Obama may have the edge over Mitt Romney in crucial swing states.“It truly looks like a dead heat at this stage,” observed Mark Chandler, head of Canadian FIC Strategy at RBC Dominion Securities.After the election, attention will turn to dealing with the looming fiscal cliff facing the U.S. economy.The “fiscal cliff” refers to a variety of tax hikes and massive budget reductions that will come into effect at the end of December unless Republicans and Democrats can come together with an alternative budget plan. Economists warn such a shock could send the economy back into recession. International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde recently warned that Canada would not escape the fallout from that.“A split outcome is likely to create market uncertainty and a temporary period of U.S. dollar strength. However it is not a medium-term driver and January is likely to bring at least some political compromise in order to avoid the four per cent drag on GDP that the cliff implies,” said Scotia Capital chief currency strategist Camilla Sutton.Commodity prices were mixed with the December crude contract up 79 cents at US$85.65 a barrel after tumbling more than US$2 on Friday.December copper fell one cent to US$3.47 a pound and December bullion rose $8 to US$1,683.20 an ounce after a positive U.S. jobs report send the American currency higher and gold prices down more than $40 on Friday.Renewed concerns over Greece also weighed on markets Monday as two votes in the country’s parliament this week could well determine if the cash-strapped country stays in the euro.On Wednesday, Greek legislators are expected to vote on a €13.5-billion austerity package that is required by international creditors for the release of the next batch of the country’s bailout funds. Without the cash, Greece faces bankruptcy.If, and when, the package of spending cuts and tax increases is passed, legislators will then have to approve the 2013 budget. That vote is penciled in for Sunday.The prevailing view in the markets is that both measures will be approved but the margin of error is slim, given that a junior partner in the coalition government has said it will vote against the austerity bill if certain labour reforms are not made. Canadian dollar lower, traders avoid risk ahead of U.S. elections by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 5, 2012 4:27 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Feds rejects Allstream sale to Egyptian group over national security MTS

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Telecom Services (TSX:MTS) says the federal government has rejected a deal for it to sell its business unit Allstream to Egyptian investment group Accelero Capital Holdings due to “unspecified national security concerns.”The Winnipeg company said late Monday it is “extremely surprised and disappointed” by the decision to not approve the deal, which was announced last May. At the time, the company valued the sale at $520 million.“MTS Allstream and Accelero continue to believe this transaction is to Canada’s net benefit and to the best of our knowledge would not be injurious to national security,” MTS said in a statement.The company said it and Accelero, which is owned by Egyptian telecom magnate Naguib Sawiris, have offered to “take whatever actions are necessary” to address Industry Canada’s concerns, but have been rejected.Sawiris is an original investor in small wireless company Wind Mobile, which operates in Canada.In a statement, Industry Minister James Moore confirmed the proposed acquisition was rejected under the national security provisions of the Investment Canada Act.“The result of this review is that the transaction will not proceed,” he said in an emailed statement.The minister did not specify what the security concerns may be, but said: “MTS Allstream operates a national fibre optic network that provides critical telecommunications services to businesses and governments, including the Government of Canada.”MTS said the decision comes after Accelero had agreed to commit to invest $300 million over three years into Allstream.“We pursued this transaction, with Accelero as our partner, in direct response to the federal government’s stated policy objectives of increasing foreign investment and driving greater competition in Canada’s telecommunications sector, so this result is very difficult to understand or accept,” said MTS Allstream CEO Pierre Blouin in a statement.Accelero also expressed disappointment at the decision, adding that it was a surprise considering the federal government has repeatedly encouraged foreign investment in Canada’s telecom sector.“Throughout this process, we were comforted by Industry Canada that our filings were in order, our submissions complete and constructive, and our proposed binding undertakings serious and substantive so that the transaction would meet the ‘net benefit’ test,” said Sawiris in a statement.“We are disappointed by the government of Canada’s unfounded and unexpected decision. Accelero has an impressive track record of successful investments in many of the countries with whom Canada enjoys global strategic partnerships.Both companies say they will continue to review their options.Allstream, created after AT&T Canada restructured, competes in the business telecom market against Bell Canada, Telus and the other large Canadian telecommunications carriers. MTS bought the company in 2004 in a bid to gain a national presence in certain types of telecom services, mainly geared to large corporations and institutions. When the sale was announced, the company employed about 2,000 people and served about 50,000 businesses.MTS operates Manitoba’s largest telecommunications business.— By Linda Nguyen in Toronto by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 7, 2013 6:20 pm MDT Feds rejects Allstream sale to Egyptian group over ‘national security’: MTS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Myanmar Government sidelining democratic reform resorting to military era repression UN expert

Ms. Lee, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, described the “democratic space” in Myanmar (including freedom of speech and association) as “fragile,” with religious and ethnic divisions remaining across the country, as well as the marginalization and discrimination of minorities: “I am greatly concerned that the enduring repressive environment is discouraging people from speaking out freely about human rights violations and injustices’, she said.She added that “disagreements, criticism and debate are healthy and necessary in any functioning democracy. Journalists and human rights defenders continue to be targeted for exercising their right to freedom of expression. I call on the authorities to end this mistreatment and immediately release all those unjustly imprisoned.”The human rights situation in Myanmar, she said, has been further complicated by fighting in several regions of the country, undermining the prospects that some 162,000 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in the area will be able to return home.The Myanmar government plan to close IDP camps and relocate people to remote areas, she added, far from their places of origin and removed from economic opportunities and humanitarian support. Whilst they have consulted with the UN on the subject of camp closures, the government have failed to consult with IDPs or organizations working with the displaced populations, and the return of people to their places of origin must be in accord with international standards of safety, voluntariness, dignity and sustainability.Ms. Lee expressed her deep concern that Internally Displaced People (IDPs) are particularly vulnerable to losing their rights to ancestral homelands, following recent amendments to a law that permits the government to expropriate land, from ethnic areas –  including Rakhine, Kachin, Shan and Kayin State where communities have depended on this land for their livelihoods, traditions and culture for generations – at particular risk.No Rohingya returns, rather ‘a sustained campaign of violence’As for the potential return of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, Ms. Lee stated that Myanmar is not working to created conditions for their return, but is instead engaging in a “sustained campaign of violence, intimidation and harassment.”She shared testimony from Rohingya refugees she met during her visit to the refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, citing a fresh arrival to the camp who said that her father had been stabbed to death by Myanmar security forces; a refugee who fled with his entire family after his mother and sister were abducted and raped; and videos in which she saw houses burning in Muangdaw township, which, according to information gathered by her team, were set alight by Myanmar security forces working in concert with Rakhine extremists. Under Myanmar’s plan for the return of Rohingya, according to reports in November 2018, Muangdaw was identified as a resettlement area.Refugees must have say in any island relocationMs. Lee also visited the island of Bhashan Char, which the Bangladesh Government is reportedly transforming into a camp for some of the Rohingya refugees, despite concerns that it could be vulnerable to extreme weather events such as cyclones.She told journalists at a press conference on Friday in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, that she was anxious about whether the conditions on the island, which she described as isolated, are adequate to fulfil the needs and rights of Rohingya’s refugees: “If any plans are made about refugee relocation in the future, refugees must be fully engaged and participate in the process,” she said. “Without a protection framework agreed with the humanitarian community, the plans cannot move forward.” read more

Vujovics message to players You are at Olympic Games not on funeral

Blaz JancOlympic handballSlovenian handballVeselin Vujović ← Previous Story FIRST FOR FRANCE: Karabatic calms down fanatic Tunisians Next Story → MT MELSUNGEN: Tobias Reichmann goes back to DKB Bundesliga! Slovenia managed to beat Egypt 27:26 in very tight match with the winning goal of the youngest member of Olympic squad, right wing Blaž Janc, who scored 11 seconds before the buzzer.The Slovenian NT coach Veselin Vujovic, like always, had some interesting statements afterwards:My players played without smile, with no joy, I demanded that they have to change approach, to realize that we are at Olympic Games, not on funeral. It’s a big plus for the upcoming matches that we played bad and win. Man of the Match was Blaz Janc. A lot of people asking am I crazy, when I gave him chance ahead of Gasper Marguc – concluded Vujovic. read more

Over 140 people feared buried after landslide swallows Chinese village

first_imgOver 140 people feared buried after landslide swallows Chinese village Huge boulders came down on homes when the side of a mountain collapsed. Image: AP/PA Images CHINESE RESCUERS ARE scouring through rocks on this morning in a frantic search for more than 140 people feared buried after a landslide smashed through a mountain village in southwest Sichuan province.A couple and a baby were rescued and taken to hospital after more than 40 homes in the village of Xinmo were swallowed by huge boulders when the side of a mountain collapsed, according to the Maoxin county government.At least 141 people and 46 homes were buried, the People’s Daily said, citing a Maoxin county government spokesman. The landslide blocked a two kilometre stretch of river and 1.6 kilometre of road.Rescuers used ropes to move a massive rock while dozens of others searched the rubble for survivors, according to videos posted by the Maoxian government on its Weibo social media account. Source: AP/PA ImagesBulldozers and heavy diggers were also deployed to remove boulders, the images showed. Medics were seen treating a woman on a road.SurvivorsWang Yongbo, one of the local officials in charge of rescue efforts, said the vital signs one of the survivors “are weak”.“It’s the biggest landslide in this area since the Wenchuan earthquake,” he said, referring to the disaster that killed 87,000 people in 2008 in a town in Sichuan.Local police captain Chen Tiebo said the heavy rains that hit the region in recent days had triggered the landslide. Source: AP/PA Images“There are several tonnes of rock,” he told the state broadcaster CCTV.“It’s a seismic area here. There’s not a lot of vegetation,” Chen said.Trees can help absorb excess rain and prevent landslides.Some 500 people were taking part in rescue efforts, according to CCTV.An emergency response “to the first class catastrophic geological disaster” is under way, the local government’s statement said, adding that the full extent of the landslide was at yet unclear.A report from the state news agency Xinhua said that the landslide came from a high part of a mountain in the Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba had collapsed.The landslide struck the village at around 6am local time (2200 GMT). Source: AP/PA ImagesPresident Xi Jinping called for rescuers to “spare no effort” in their search for survivors, according to CCTV.Past disasters Landslides are a frequent danger in rural and mountainous parts of China, particularly at times of heavy rains.At least 12 people were killed in January when a landslide crushed a hotel in central Hubei province. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA ImagesIn October landslides battered eastern China in the wake of torrential rains brought by Typhoon Megi, causing widespread damage and killing at least eight.More than 70 were killed by a landslide in the southern commercial hub of Shenzhen in December 2015, caused by the improper storage of waste.One of the deadliest landslides took place in 1991, when 216 were killed in southwestern Yunnan province.- © AFP 2017. Saturday 24 Jun 2017, 7:29 AM 6,095 Views 1 Comment http://jrnl.ie/3461576 Image: AP/PA Images Short URL Share4 Tweet Email Jun 24th 2017, 7:29 AM By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Corks Conor Lane to referee AllIreland final replay as ticket prices reduced

first_imgLaois’s Maurice Deegan will be the standby referee. The other linesman is David Coldrick (Meath) and the sideline official will be Niall Cullen (Fermanagh).The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Cork’s Conor Lane will be the man in the middle for the replay. Monday 2 Sep 2019, 5:00 PM By Sinead Farrell Cork’s Conor Lane will be the man in the middle for the replay. Image: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO Share8 Tweet Email 35,999 Views Follow us: the42.ie Short URLcenter_img https://the42.ie/4792417 Image: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO THE GAA HAVE announced that ticket prices will be reduced for the All-Ireland SFC final replay between Dublin and Kerry, while Cork official Conor Lane has been appointed as referee for the game.Following a thrilling encounter in Croke Park on Sunday, the two sides will prepare to square off once again in what will be Lane’s third All-Ireland SFC decider.Ticket prices have been reduced by one third for the replay with stand tickets dropping to €60, while terrace tickets will cost €30.Discounted children’s tickets, costing €10, will also be made available to the competing counties.It is not expected that there will be a general sale of tickets, with all tickets being distributed through county boards.Banteer/Lyre’s Lane was the man in the middle in last year’s final between Dublin and Tyrone and was also the referee in the 2016 decider where Jim Gavin’s side clashed with Mayo.That final also ended in a draw with Dublin going on to edge out a dramatic replay to defend their All-Ireland crown.During the 2019 championship, Lane refereed the All-Ireland semi-final between Dublin and Mayo as well as the Super 8s meeting of Meath and Donegal. He also took charge of games in the Ulster, Connacht and Leinster championships.Previously, Lane also refereed the 2013 All-Ireland minor final, the 2016 All-Ireland club final and the 2013 and 2016 Connacht finals.His umpires on the day will be Kevin Roache, DJ O’Sullivan (both Banteer/Lyre), Ray Hegarty (Bride Rovers) and Pat Kelly (Kilshannig). Cork’s Conor Lane to referee All-Ireland final replay as ticket prices reduced Dublin and Kerry will battle it out once more for the Sam Maguire in two weeks. Sep 2nd 2019, 3:27 PM 52 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Viewer numbers for 10/19 WWE RAW, viewers increase

first_img Last night’s 10/19 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 3.36 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 3.60 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.35 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 3.12 million viewers.This is an increase from last week’s 3.28 million viewers with the show seeing a new non-holiday low for RAW viewers since 1997. Monday Night Football dominated the night once again with 13.90 million viewers. Source: Showbuzzdaily.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Facebook WhatsApp NFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play? Now Playing Up Next Twitter Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roman Reigns is in Remission 12/28 Impact Ratings: Viewers see another increase for Part 2 of the Best of 2017 episode on Pop TV Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Google+ Pinterestcenter_img WWE increasing PPV length to a four-hour minimum beginning with Money in the Bank PPV Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon: Alarm (German Spot) Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Velvet Sky Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Ministry of Border Control and Employment Confirms Recent Intelligence on Sloop Activity

first_img Related Items:#9sloopstrytoenterTCI, #magneticmedianews, #USintelligencedetourHaitiansloops Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 15, 2017 – Providenciales – The Ministry of Border Control and Employment confirms that on Tuesday 13th June 2017, intelligence was received that nine sloops had departed Haiti and headed north in the direction of the Turks and Caicos Islands.Joint operations and collaboration with other regional border patrol and security agencies resulted in the course of the vessels being disrupted and up to the time of this release, no reports of sloops being in the vicinity of the Turks and Caicos were received.The Turks and Caicos Islands Government is grateful for the intervention of the US coastguard in successfully diverting what would have otherwise been an extremely challenging event for us here.The Turks and Caicos Islands remains an active member of OPBAT, Operations Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, which is a combined Coast Guard, DEA and Government of the Bahamas partnership to combat illegal migration, drug and other contraband smuggling to and from the Bahamas and as a part of this organization, the TCI continues to enjoy the success of operations such as that which deterred the nine sloops earlier this week.We continue to caution our own residents that harboring illegal migrants is a crime and such persons can now face a fine of $20,000 on summary conviction or to a term of imprisonment of four years, or to both. In addition, persons acquiring status other than by birth that are convicted of such an offense, face the possibility of having their status in the Islands revoked, thereby making them liable to deportation.Press Release: TCIG#MagneticMediaNews#9sloopstrytoenterTCI#USintelligencedetourHaitiansloopslast_img read more

FortisTCI Sends Crew to Dominica to Help Restore Electricity

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 15, 2017 – Providenciales –  FortisTCI (the Company) is sending a five-member crew from the Turks and Caicos Islands to assist with the restoration of electricity in Dominica, the Company announced today. It was in mid-September that Hurricane Maria, a destructive category 5 storm, wreaked havoc on the country, destroying infrastructure, demolishing homes and killing more than 25 people.The request for assistance came to FortisTCI through the Company’s membership with Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC), an association of electric services, and other stakeholders operating in the electricity industry in the Caribbean region, Central and South America and globally. CARILEC is known locally as having assisted the Turks and Caicos Islands back in 2008 following Hurricane Ike, sending 40 utility workers to help rebuild the Transmission & Distribution network on Grand Turk.FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell said, “We are thankful to be in this position. We recently completed the restoration of electricity across Turks and Caicos, and we can now extend a helping hand elsewhere in the region. It is important that we support where and when we can. Dominica needs our help right now, and I could not be more proud of the team from FortisTCI that has volunteered to go and help restore electricity to the citizens and residents there. FortisTCI is sending well wishes to everyone, and we know that our colleagues will do a superb job.”The five FortisTCI employees will depart the TCI for Dominica on Thursday, November 16, 2017, and the mission will be led by DOMLEC, Dominica’s electricity provider. The FortisTCI team will spend three weeks working as a part of the restoration efforts, joining several crews assisting from elsewhere around the Caribbean. The team is comprised of senior journeymen linemen Kavin Ewing and Aneil Lightbourne, a 3rd-year apprentice Jeffery Desir, and the Manager of Environmental Health and Safety Marcus Francis and Gregory Thomas.Press Release: FortisTCIPhoto Caption:FortisTCI volunteer crew going to Dominica to assist with electricity restoration is pictured with FortisTCI President & CEO Eddinton Powell and Senior VPs Devon Cox and Ruth Forbes. (L to R) Senior VP of Operations Devon Cox, Senior VP of Corporate Services & CFO Ruth Forbes, Linemen Supervisor Gregory Thomas, Senior Journeymen Linemen Aneil Lightbourne and Kavin Ewing, EHS Manager Marcus Francis, President & CEO Eddinton Powell.last_img read more

Miami apartment burglarized ransacked

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Someone broke into an apartment in Miami, just after midnight, Tuesday, and burglarized the place.The owner of the apartment, along Northeast 80th Terrace and Third Place, said that everything, from electronics to car keys, was stolen.Despite losing his possessions, he’s happy no one was hurt.“I was actually about to get a rescue dog soon, so I’m just thankful that he didn’t have another life here, that I wasn’t here,” the victim said.If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img