Tony Pulis sacked as West Bromwich head coach

first_imgTony Pulis has been sacked as West Bromwich Albion head coach only two days after suffering a 0-4 home defeat to Chelsea.The English Premier League club have slipped to 16th on the table, a point above the relegation zone. They are without a win in 10 top-flight games, reports Xinhua news agency.”West Bromwich Albion have today terminated the contract of head coach Tony Pulis. These decisions are never taken lightly but always in the interests of the club,” the club said in a statement on Monday.Chairman John Williams said: “We are in a results business and over the back end of last season and this season to date, ours have been very disappointing.”Assistant head coach Gary Megson has agreed to take charge of first-team affairs until further notice.West Bromwich won their first three games of the season, but have drawn four and lost seven since beating Accrington in the Carabao Cup on August 22.They will face Tottenham in the Premier League at Wembley on Saturday and follow that with home games against Newcastle (November 28) and Crystal Palace (December 2).Pulis is the fifth manager to be dismissed in the Premier League this season, following Frank de Boer (Crystal Palace),Craig Shakespeare (Leicester), Ronald Koeman (Everton) and Slaven Bilic (West Ham).last_img read more

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British Council Kicks Off Boys in Education Week

first_img The British Council kicked off its ‘Boys in Education Week’ on Monday (April 30) with an empowerment session for educators.At the event, held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, teachers from across the island were provided with appropriate tools and tips that they can use in their classroom lessons to improve the learning outcome for boys.In her address, Country Director for the British Council, Olayinka Jacobs Bonnick said the underperformance of boys in school is a global issue, adversely affecting the future prospects of the male gender.“We are working with you to identify the best way forward. This is really about collaboration between the United Kingdom (UK) and Jamaica to identify solutions, not just for our boys here but also in the UK. The issue of boys in education is not only one of equality, but of inclusion,” she said.She argued that because boys “are not completing their education in the way we know is best for them, they are not included in our economic and social systems, resulting in violent crimes and other unfortunate situations for them”.Mrs. Jacobs Bonnick said that during Boys in Education Week, key players will be brought together to provide solutions and assist teachers, parents and other stakeholders who play a key role in the holistic development of boys.“We know you have the tools and that you have been doing tremendous work already, but we recognise there is a need for support for building capacity in this area,” she noted.Boys in Education Week is being held from April 30 to May 3 under the theme ‘Supporting a Nation of Champions’, and involves support from the Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC).Other activities for the week include an ‘Empowering Parent’s Seminar on May 1 where participating parents will be equipped with the skills to motivate their boys as they move through their secondary education.The day will incorporate a ‘Parenting for Success’ seminar with the British Council’s UK Facilitator, Dr. Tony Sewell; 2014 Rhodes Scholar, Timar Jackson; and Principal of Jamaica College, Wayne Robinson.On May 2, at least 50 boys drawn from several schools will benefit from mentoring by leaders and professionals.This will be followed by the Careers Speed-Mentoring Day for boys and girls on May 3. Professionals from various organisations will engage the boys in one-on-one sessions aimed at steering them towards achievable goals, engendering more confidence in their ability to contribute responsibly to society, while creating a safe space for dialogue and sharing new ideas.Boys in Education Week, now in its second year, is a precursor to a three-year programme that the British Council will be implementing in collaboration with the JTC.The Council will be launching a mentoring programme in September under the initiative.The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. It operates in 110 countries around the world. Story Highlights The British Council kicked off its ‘Boys in Education Week’ on Monday (April 30) with an empowerment session for educators. “We are working with you to identify the best way forward. This is really about collaboration between the United Kingdom (UK) and Jamaica to identify solutions, not just for our boys here but also in the UK. The issue of boys in education is not only one of equality, but of inclusion,” she said. In her address, Country Director for the British Council, Olayinka Jacobs Bonnick said the underperformance of boys in school is a global issue, adversely affecting the future prospects of the male gender.last_img read more

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Trafigura Sells Texas Terminal Assets

first_imgPress Release; September 04, 2014 zoom Texas Dock and Rail Terminal, Corpus Christi, TexasTrafigura AG, an international commodities trading and logistics provider, has signed an agreement for the sale of 80 percent of its membership interests in the entity which holds its South Texas midstream assets, Trafigura Terminals LLC, to Buckeye Partners, L.P.The total transaction value agreed was USD 860 million before customary post-closing adjustments. Closing of the transaction is subject to pending regulatory approval.Trafigura AG will maintain a 20 percent interest in Trafigura Terminals LLC and retain commercial rights to use all of the assets which include; Texas Dock & Rail (deep-water, high volume marine terminal located on the Corpus Christi Ship Channel), EF90 (a condensate splitter and LPG storage complex), and Trafigura Field Services (crude gathering facilities serving the prolific Eagle Ford shale play).“This transaction demonstrates the value of our infrastructure investments in South Texas,” said Trafigura AG’s Jeff Kopp, Head of North America Oil Trading.“Buckeye is an ideal partner for us as they have been operating midstream assets for over 125 years and they currently operate approximately 6,000 miles of pipeline and more than 120 terminals in the US and the Caribbean. Trafigura will continue to provide marketing and transportation solutions to the producing community and combined with our other splitter investment in Corpus Christi we believe we are well positioned to provide maximum optionality to the market in South Texas.”last_img read more

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Ticats stadium on budget almost on time

Almost on time and probably on budget. That’s the latest word from the builders of Tim Hortons Field, the new home of the Hamilton Ticats.At a news conference this afternoon, building officials said they expect the $150 million project to be ready for the Tiger-cats’ home opener July 26, that’s three weeks behind the last forecast.“Our level of confidence is very high. I think we have to rely on the contractor. They’re the expert. They’re here every day. Very professional firm,” said Glenn Gibson, president of the Tiger-Cats.“The handrails are going to be going in … so you see those big changes that make you confident that we can make the stadium,” said Garreth Barkey, site supervisor for Kenaidan Contracting Ltd.The 22,500 seat stadium will host 32 soccer games for the 2015 Pan Am Games in addition to being the future home of the Tiger-Cats. read more

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Accessibility committee celebrates victories

Marie Cutler and Marla PortfilioMarie Cutler can rest a little easier at night knowing that her alma mater is more accessible to anyone who enters its doors.The alumna, who graduated in 2007 with a degree in Business Administration, co-chairs the Brock University Accessibility Advisory Committee (BUAAC) with Human Rights and Equity officer Marla Portfilio. It’s a committee with the daunting task of advising the university on modern accessibility standards.The committee gives staff input in various areas, including web accessibility, the employment of people with disabilities and the university’s buildings. It does so under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.The early victories are visible. BUAAC has provided input into projects such as the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex, the International Centre and the new Market Hall. Several of its members living with disabilities have spoken to numerous classes and shared their stories at conferences and training sessions to faculty and staff. With BUAAC’s input, there are accessible Sharps containers in some washrooms.The committee has advised on the new brocku.ca website, and the university’s Emergency Notification System, and various other policies that impact the day-to-day lives of students.Cutler sees accessibility as a moral responsibility as well as a legislative duty.“Brock has a major role in the community, so I think it’s important that Brock is an example to show how accessibility can be done,” said Cutler, who works at St. John Ambulance in Niagara Falls.Students just starting university are already nervous, she said. Seemingly small measures can alleviate a lot of stress.For example, there are more door operators, which Cutler sees as a huge improvement. “It’s been a big help for people to not have to push open doors by themselves.”She is also pleased with the increase in accessible washrooms.“People don’t have to go from one building to another to use the washrooms anymore,” she said.The committee, which meets nine times a year, was formally recognized during a celebration on Dec. 6, three days after the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The celebration was held with Murray Knutilla, Provost and Vice-President, Academic.The university is improving accessibility over time, but there is still a lot of work to be done, accessibility co-ordinator Margaret Sanderson said. BUAAC plays an important role.“It’s important to have an accessibility committee in order to provide a voice to persons with disabilities in the removal of all barriers to their participation on campus.”Members of the Brock University Accessibility Advisory Committee celebrate on Dec. 6. Absent: Jack Miller, Alison Lahn, Judith Brooder and Marie Belliveau. read more

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ValeARM break ground at Konkola North more on Tampakan Rio Tinto expands

first_imgIn the latest edition of International Mining Project News Vale/ARM have launched the Konkola North development in Zambia. The JV has begun a 28 year production journey at a potential 100,000 t/y copper. In the Philippines Indophil has released a market update in conjunction with a $40 million placement. The, Xstrata run, Tampakan deposit has a global resource of 2,400 Mt and, despite almost $290 million already spent on exploration, still has potential to increase beyond the known deposit. While Potash One’s recently completed feasibility study has predicted a low risk, long life Legacy project with an annual production of 2.8 Mt.Rio Tinto has added further fuel to expansion plans on its iron ore infrastructure in the Pilbara region with a $3.1 billion investment. This investment, and others yet to be approved over the next 12 months, will be used to drive the overall iron ore capacity to 283 Mt/y during 2013.Westgold Resources has completed a scoping study on its 1 Moz gold-copper project that confirms further underground development proposals. The company is continuing its drilling campaign at the Rover 1 deposit, located in a newly discovered copper-gold region in the Northern Territory, and has already begun exploring another prospect nearby.Australian gold explorer Integra Mining is moving towards its long term production ambitions with the official opening of the $64 million Randalls project aimed at cashing in on the highest gold prices in history. With the recent high grade results from surrounding deposits Integra will be quickly using its new cash flow to reap the rewards from open pit and underground resources.Southern Cross is starting to discover the true potential of its strategic gold deposits, with a substantial 44% increase in JORC resource estimates at its Battler deposit. The deposit is just part of the company’s portfolio in the Parker Range project area which has total resources of 7.236 Mt at 1.9 g/t. Breakaway Resources has revealed a number of positive developments at the Eloise copper mine, on care and maintenance since 2008, which could lead to the mine being reopened before the end of 2010.Marengo Mining has made an important step in securing the future of its Yandera project thanks to the signing of a MOU with a leading Chinese construction and engineering group. The MOU clears the way for more formal agreements on financing, construction and off take for the copper-molybdenum-gold project which is predicted to have a 25 – 50 Mt/y ore production rate.Determined to keep momentum Avalon Minerals is storming ahead with a BFS on its Viscaria project, in Sweden, after PFS results indicated a robust and long life copper and iron ore concentrate project. The PFS estimated a $160 million investment will be needed to fully develop the 66.6 Mt resource.Azumah Resources has raised $30 million for its 1.2 Moz project in Ghana’s emerging north-west gold province. The raising lifts the company’s trading halt and will be used in a drilling blitz, targeting prospects and extensions, that the company hopes will support mine plans of 70, 000 oz/y upwards.Aquila Resources and HudBay Minerals have released an updated NI 43-101resource estimate on the JV Back Forty project. Manas Resources has expanded its scoping study after finding broad ore grade intercepts from its gold project in the Kyrgyz Republic. In Algeria Terramin Australia has completed a DFS on its JV project that confirms the feasibility of running the lead-zinc project as the world’s first block-cave zinc mine.As Mali’s worst rainy season for 30 years comes to an end Robex Resources is getting ready to begin a RC drilling campaign at Nampala gold project, with an eye on starting a feasibility study in early 2011. Eurasian Natural Resources is busy expanding its Brazilian iron ore resource base with acquisitions and deals worth up to a combined $304 million.All this and much, much more in International Mining’s Project News….To receive the full 30+ page report, subscriptions to this service can be registered and paid for on-line (SUBSCRIBE TO IM PROJECT NEWS BUTTON), or contact: mailto:emma@im-mining.com/t_blank for a free trial copy. read more

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Improvement in Australian iron ore outlook heading into 2013

first_imgFortescue deferred the Kings iron ore project in September 2012 in response to volatile market conditions but with a recent marked improvement in iron ore prices and market outlook, along with a number of measures undertaken by Fortescue including the sale of non-core assets, a reduction in operating costs and the restructuring of existing bank facilities, the group has opted now to complete the project in the New Year.The resumption will enable a smooth transition of the construction workforce to Kings from the nearby Firetail deposit, which is ramping up to a production capacity of 20 Mt/y by the end of the March 2013 quarter. With this decision the 40 Mt/y Kings deposit is on track to lift Fortescue’s production capacity to 155 Mt/y by the end of calendar 2013. Fortescue Chief Executive Officer Nev Power said the Board carefully considered current market conditions and was confident of moving forward with development. “We’ve made outstanding progress with the expansion of our Chichester operations and the development of the low cost Firetail mine. We can now turn our attention to Kings, which will deliver Fortescue an additional 40 Mt/y of low cost production by December 2013.”last_img read more

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FLSmidth wins fiveyear maintenance contract in Chile

first_imgFLSmidth has signed a five-year maintenance contract with the Chilean copper producer Minera Doña Ines de Collahuasi for the supply of maintenance services for its copper plant in Chile. The plant is located in the Andes mountains, 3.500 to 4.000 m above sea level, close to the Chilean-Bolivian border and has a capacity of more than 140,000 t/d of processed rock. The order covers supply of maintenance services of three production lines of the concentrator plant as well as of the tailings and pipeline areas. The staff required for the maintenance services is approximately 190 people.“Service is a strategic growth lever for FLSmidth. We build long-term partnerships with key customers by bringing best in class knowhow and world leading expertise to maximize their productivity and return on assets, while maintaining the highest safety standards,” says Group Executive Vice President, Customer Services Division Brian Day.In May 2015, FLSmidth was awarded four prizes by the Chilean National Safety Council for outstanding safety achievements in several contracts. The most impressive award is the one for 15 years without lost time injuries achieved in the Puerto Punta Chungo contract with Minera Los Pelambres.last_img read more

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Column Irish troops are heading to Mali – what will they find

first_imgWith Irish soldiers destined for Mali, the tragic human cost the conflict is having must not be overlooked. Since the fighting began, approximately 375,000 people have been displaced, 250,000 internally within Mali with the remainder fleeing to neighbouring countries Niger and Burkina Faso and others. Plan is responding to the crisis on the ground in these three countries.Plan Ireland’s, Disaster Management Officer, Emilia Sorrentino is currently in the region.“THEY CRY IN their sleep and complain about nightmares” said Fatima, referring to her little nephews and nieces.Traumatised and displaced by the conflict, people like Fatima are struggling to cope with their changed circumstances, particularly looking after children who have been deeply affected by events of recent months.Fatima recalls vividly the day when this all started. In June 2012, she was walking through the streets of Timbuktu, a town on the southern edge of the Sahara desert in Northern Mali, the intellectual and spiritual capital of Africa since the 15th and 16th centuries. The town had been under the control of armed insurgents since April 2012.“Kept hostage for several hours”She stopped to say hello to a male friend who was walking in her direction. She was spotted and seized by the rebels. They accused her of talking to a “stranger”. They pulled her by the hair and then started beating her. She tried to reason and plead, but in vain. The beating continued and they put a gun to her head. “I was terrified”, she recalls with fear in her eyes. She was then kept as a ‘hostage’ for several hours. She is not sure when she fell unconscious.When she woke up, they released her and she ran home. She and her six sisters fled Timbuktu the same night — along with the 13 other children in the family. They headed for the relative safety of the southern Malian city of Segou.Life for her family has since changed forever. “When two big elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers,” goes the African proverbThe fighting in Mali has left 375,000 people like Fatima displaced, uprooted and traumatised. They are the human face – but also the hidden face of this conflict. With Irish soldiers scheduled to be dispatched to Mali as part of an EU training force, it’s time to but the spotlight back on the human fallout.Food insecurityExacerbating Mali’s plight is the serious food crisis the country suffered in 2012. It is estimated that 585,000 people in the north are now food insecure, and more than 1.2 million across the country are at risk of food shortages. The ongoing conflict is set to amplify this.Plan emergency teams are providing vital aid to internally displaced people within Mali and refugees in Niger and Burkina Faso. In Mali, Plan is distributing food, providing school kits, delivering lessons to pupils, as well as psychological support and protection for children.In the refugee camps of Niger and Burkina Faso, the focus is on providing water sanitation programmes, school buildings and education programmes.However, there is an urgent need to scale up humanitarian assistance. So, while it may be the daring tales of French Commando raids and pitched battled with armed militia which have grabbed the headlines, it’s the plight of ordinary people which is really the most noteworthy.“Fear children and adolescents could end up being recruited by armed gangs”“In the remote Mentao refugee camp in Northern Burkina Faso, I’ve just visited 15 classrooms which Plan is constructing to ensure quality access to education and child friendly spaces for 3,000 children,” explains Emilia Sorrentino, Plan Ireland Emergency Response Officer.It’s so encouraging to see children and adolescents being able to engage in activities which people of their age are supposed to. Among the young people I have met are two Malians called Zikra and Abdarhaman. They arrived in the camp a year ago after the insurgents drove them out of their homes in Northern Mali.With Plan’s help they are both carrying out community-based work engaging with refugee children helping to cultivate a child friendly environment. “It is crucial that children and young people have these secure settings to learn and prosper,” they tell me.“Without this sanctuary, there is a fear throughout the camp that due to hopelessness and apathy young people could end up being recruited by armed groups.”While Abdarhaman regrets that due to the volatility of the situation in his home country he is unlikely to be able to return to Mali anytime soon, he is keen to continue with his studies. Just before I left the camp he told me that his applied for a course in the college in Burkina Faso’s capital-and he’s just been accepted. The enthusiasm and optimism of people like Abdarhaman show that Mali’s future does not have to be a forlorn one.Plan has been operating in Mali since 1976, helping poor children to access their rights to health, education, protection and livelihoods. Over 350 children in Mali are sponsored by Irish people.Uploaded by planinternationaltvPlan Ireland has launched a Mali appeal, to help support it visit: www.plan.ieEmilia Sorrentino has a background in Education in Emergencies and Psycho-social support. She has spent the last four years in Gaza and the West Bank, where she worked as Programme Manager and later as Country Director for an Italian NGO. Emilia has also worked as Country Director and as a consultant on education projects/programmes in Egypt with Sudanese refugees, she has worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sri Lanka (during the Tsunami Emergency Response) and FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia).Explainer: What is happening in Mali?last_img read more

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Blog shines spotlight on Dublin citys illegal dumping problem

first_imgWhat they need is support and assistance from their local authority to solve this problem that affects them most of all, not the local authority. Instead, their ‘punishment’, for playing by the rules and paying their way, is redoubledParker noted that a local authority is legally obliged to maintain the public realm, saying he feels that obligation is at odds with the current system, where untagged or illegal waste is left in place by the clean-up services.He also believes that street dumping could have led to an increase in the rat population in Dublin 1, while he has heard other stories about the danger of dumping, such as that of an older woman who fell over a pile of rubbish on North Great Charles St recently.When asked about the situation regarding the privatisation of rubbish collection by TheJournal.ie in a recent interview, Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan said:I think this will settle down. I know there are maybe some issues at the moment, but the reality is that services that we receive by and large, people expect that they pay for them. They pay for their ESB, they pay for other services, so I think it’s just part of that process. As time went on it became apparent it was not just teething problems, but systemic problems. Myself and various other residents were getting concerned it clearly wasn’t getting any better. So we got on to various councillors who are able to give us the inside track in what was happening.He felt that the issue was “downplayed” in 2012, but at the end of last year, the council “formally admitted it is a problem”, he said. DCC set up a pilot task force, the North Inner City Litter Action Group (NICLAG), which is monitoring dumping, and which recommended the break in rubbish collection at blackspots.As the discarded illegal rubbish is collected by DCC, Parker said “it’s all becoming a bit of a farce” as there are “two parallel systems going on”.The team behind the blog have been meeting with councillors and are also in regular communication with DCC on the issue. There are two core people that work on the site, and two more unofficial contributors. Parker describes those who send in pictures as their “mini army”.Not just a ‘whingeing service’Has the situation improved recently? “It’s not improved at all – if anything it has gotten worse. More photos are coming in,” said Parker.“It’s not just a whingeing service,” he added of the blog, saying all the work they do on the photos makes them more actionable and ensures the areas get cleaned up fast and efficiently.He feels the mounds of rubbish and bulging black bags are negatively impacting The Gathering, and notes that IBAL singled out the NIC area for heavy criticism in its most recent report.In the Dublin Litter Blog photos, 80 – 90 per cent of the dumping captured is illegal dumping, said Parker, pointing to the fact that people aren’t just putting out bags on the wrong day by accident.We are trying to get as many eyes and ears on the ground sending us pictures… a picture tells a thousand words.BlackspotsLast week, DCC said it was to halt rubbish collection in some NIC litter blackspots. This move has been criticised by Parker, though he understands how big the issue of illegal dumping is.If you drive around Summer Hill on Greyhound collection day you can see large numbers of legitimate bags left out, with tags. It’s difficult to be sure but I estimate that the volume of legit bags is at least the volume of dumped bags that accumulates during the week. That is, 50 per cent-plus of households are playing by the rules. These people are being unfairly punished for the actions of the dumpers and fly tippers.center_img THE SCALE OF Dublin’s dumping problem is laid bare in a blog that has seen contributors send in photos of chairs, fridges and heaps of rubbish strewn on city streets.Eoin Parker, one of organisers behind DublinLitterBlog.com, spoke to TheJournal.ie about the problem, saying that the blog was set up following the privatisation of waste management by Dublin City Council in 2012.His comments came after Dublin City Council placed a temporary ban on street cleaning in ‘blackspots’ in the North Inner City area of Dublin, and as they set about trying to name and shame illegal dumpers.Dublin City Council The Dublin Litter Blog was set up at the beginning of 2013. People are invited to submit their photographs to the Facebook page, Twitter account or website, or via pictures@dublinlitterblog.com. The photos are then tidied up, with faces blurred and registrations removed, the exact GPS coordinates are found and the photos and information are sent on to the Dublin City Council (DCC).Parker said the issues with rubbish occurred following the privatisation of the waste collection service in Dublin city.last_img read more

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Viral Video I Want to Be an Engineer

first_imgThis is Only Won, the the self-proclaimed “world’s first Asian-American hip-hop artist.” I don’t know all that much about the guy, though, judging from his Website, he seems to be doing pretty well, these days. But alas, even the most successful amongst us must go through life with some dreams unfulfilled. You see, Only Won (born Baldwin Chiu), just wants to be an engineer “so freakin’ bad,” as he puts it.Chiu’s video has gone viral, thanks to a catchy hook, some goofy engineering puns, and visuals to match. And while we sadly can’t him get “on the cover of PC Magazine / Smiling next to Pentium machines,” as the song puts it (sorry, Chiu, our magazine went Web-only a couple of years back), hopefully a smiling appearance on the PCMag gadget blog will suffice.Video after the jump.[Hat-tip to Jen Trolio.]last_img read more

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Internet doitil être complètement libre

first_imgInternet doit-il être complètement libre ?France – Le Parlement se penche aujourd’hui sur la question de la neutralité du net. Outil synonyme de liberté à sa création, le web est aujourd’hui soumis à différentes règles d’exclusivité et d’utilisation. Sont-elles légitimes ?Un opérateur peut-il vous interdire l’accès à une application ? Les exclusivités sur certaines vidéos sont-elles déontologiquement recevables? A ces questions, et à beaucoup d’autres, le Parlement s’est engagé à répondre d’ici la fin de l’année dans un débat sur “La neutralité du Net”. À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?Six experts internationaux désignés par la ministre de l’Economie numérique, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, ont la tâche de remettre un rapport aux parlementaires au mois de juin, afin que ceux-ci puissent statuer. A l’origine, Internet devait être le même pour tous. Aujourd’hui, ce n’est plus le cas : seuls deux opérateurs téléphoniques autorisent l’accès à Skype, les FAI jouent la carte de l’exclusivité et réservent de plus en plus de contenus à leurs seuls abonnés… Pour endiguer ce phénomène et éviter que ses acteurs ne “vérouillent” le net, le gouvernement affirme “réfléchir à une limitation dans le temps des exclusivités”. Le 25 février 2010 à 10:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Gary Cahill to remain Chelsea captain

first_imgChelsea coach Maurizio Sarri confirmed that Gary Cahill will retain the captaincy, despite his lack of minutes this seasonThe English defender has made only one Premier League appearance this season as a substitute away to West Ham United on September 23.Cahill had, therefore, been linked with a move to Turkish giants Galatasaray with Sarri previously admitting that he’s uncertain if he will retain him as captain.However, speaking ahead to Chelsea’s Premier League match with Crystal Palace, Sarri confirmed Cahill will remain as his skipper.“As we have seen in the last matches the captain is Cahill, and if Cahill is not on the pitch, the captain is Azpilicueta, like at Burnley,” Sarri said on the club website.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“Our captain is Cahill. Cahill was the captain last season. I spoke with his team-mates and everybody told me he was really a very good captain.”The Italian could not though offer any assurances on whether this means Cahill will stay put at Stamford Bridge.“It depends on him,” admitted Sarri.“He played very often in the last seven or eight matches. I don’t know, it depends on him and the club.“For me, Cahill is very important on the pitch, but also off the pitch.”last_img read more

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5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday June 14 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Friday, June 14, 2019:#1) Wilmington Flag Retirement CeremonyThe Wilmington Minutemen will be holding its annual Flag Retirement Ceremony at 6:30pm (Flag Day) at Minutemen Headquarters, behind the Harnden Tavern (430 Salem Street).The simple ceremony, which lasts approximately 15 minutes, will consist of the Minutemen and American Legion properly disposing of American flags it has collected over the past year.Residents can bring tattered flags to the event, or they can drop off the flags, year-round, in the marked boxes at the Wilmington Town Hall and the Wilmington Post Office.#2) Wilmington Rotary Club’s Trivia NightThe Wilmington Rotary Club is holding its 11th Annual Trivia Contest at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue). Doors open at 6pm. Trivia begins promptly at 7pm. A team of four costs $100. All proceeds benefit Rotary Scholarships for Wilmington graduating seniors. Bring your own snacks. Cash bar. Call Harry Cunningham at 978-944-0155 for tickets.#3) Wilmington-Billerica-Tewksbury Relay For LifeThis year’s Wilmington-Billerica-Tewksbury Relay For Life takes place from 5am to 5pm at Wilmington High School. This year’s theme is “Spread Aloha, Spread Hope.” Learn how to participate or donate HERE.#4) Watch Wilmington Episode Of HGTV’s “My Lottery Dream Home”This week’s episode of HGTV’s popular show, “My Lottery Dream Home,” makes a stop in Wilmington.The episode, entitled “Make Me A Millionaire,” will air nationally on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 9pm (EST).“Make Me A Millionaire” is described as follows: “A couple’s big win was the break they desperately needed to move out of their cramped basement rental and give their two children a better life. David Bromstad helps them search the suburbs outside Boston for the perfect family dream home with lots of elbow room and a yard big enough for a swing set and pool.”In addition to visiting a home for sale in Wilmington, this episode has another tie to the town. The couple featured in the episode — Nicholas Rocco and his fiancee Jenna — purchased their winning lottery ticket in Wilmington.Rocco, of Medford, was a recent grand prize winner in the Massachusetts Lottery’s “The Fast Road To $1 Million” instant ticket game. He purchased his winning ticket at the Wilmington Nouria inside the Shell Gas Station at the Main Street/Lowell Street split. Rocco chose to receive his prize in the form one a one-time payment of $650,000, less tax withholdings.Will Nicholas and his family choose to live in Wilmington? Tune to HGTV on Friday night to find out!#5) Karaoke At Pacific GrovePacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke from Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPUBLIC INVITED: Wilmington Flag Retirement Ceremony To Be Held On June 14In “Community”VIDEO: Watch Wilmington Minutemen’s Flag Retirement CeremonyIn “Video”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, September 6In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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Housewife jumps off building with kid

first_imgKukatpally: A housewife, Padmaja (33) of Balajinagar, under Kukatpally police station limits, allegedly attempted suicide bid, along with her two-year-old daughter, from atop a building following a row with her husband over financial issues in way of celebrating the child’s birthday on Sunday. While Padmaja died on the spot, the girl was hospitalised with serious injuries, the police said. According to Sub-inspector Ramulu, a case has been registered and investigation taken up. The couple had been staying in the building for some time.last_img read more

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Conman duped bank manager of Rs 28000 with fake letter of Karnatakas

first_img[Representational image]Creative CommonsA bank manager in Bangalore was duped by a conman posing as the state’s chief secretary, by calling him over the phone and asking him to sponsor a badminton tournament. According to the reports, the bank manager working for a nationalised bank was duped with the name of Karnataka chief secretary TM Vijaya Bhaskar asking for sponsorship for Rs 28,000 for ‘Victor Denmark Para-Badminton Tournament’.A man named Ramamurthy had visited the Bank of India (BOI) in Kempe Gowda Road near Majestic on January 14 carrying a fake letter with the chief secretary’s official credentials on it. The man met the zonal manager of BOI with the letter seeking sponsorship for Rs 28,000.Convinced by the provided letter which read, ‘Secretary General, Badminton Sports Association of India For Challenged’ and documents the bank manager gave the sponsorship for the said amount but only realised that he was conned after he called the chief secretary’s office to confirm that the sponsorship was made by the bank.After getting to know that the bank manager was defrauded by a swindler in high-intensity deceit using the name of the chief secretary, Vijay Bhaskar filed a complaint at the Upparpet police station.Bhaskar stated in his complaint that around 9 am, manager Eshwarappa received a call from one man claiming to be the chief secretary. The impostor directed Eshwarappa to pay Rs 28,000, reports Deccan Herald.On receiving the complaint the police have lodged a First Information Report (FIR) against a person named Jayadevan alias Ramamurthy for conducting the fraudulent act along with his associate who had called the bank manager while posing as the chief secretary Vijay Bhaskar.The police have charged the accused with forgery and cheating and are still trying to track down the criminals.last_img read more

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Houston Doesnt Have Money To Build Third Reservoir Mayor Turner

first_imgBrien Straw/Houston Public MediaMayor Sylvester Turner (Center), Marta Crinejo, (agenda director, left), and Ellen Cohen (District C/Mayor Pro Tem, right) at the City Council celebrated on November 29th, 2017. Share Before the Houston City Council could debate the issues on today’s agenda, a 40 minute discussion on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts took place at City Hall. Mayor Sylvester Turner was quick to point out that the city of Houston doesn’t have the money needed to build a third reservoir. Mayor Turner said the cost of a third reservoir is around $500 million.Turner wants financial assistance from Washington D.C­. but is concerned that Texan’s independence and resiliency following ­Hurricane Harvey may portray Texas as not needing federal assistance. He’s urging everyone to email and send pictures of the damage Houston is still dealing with to Congressmen, Congresswomen and Senators in the Capitol.In order to help Houston avoid major flooding the next time it faces significant rainfall, Mayor Turner believes that Texans need the same kind of federal assistance that Louisiana received after Hurricane Katrina, and New York and New Jersey got following Hurricane Sandy.Council Member Dwight Boykins from District D asked Turner if the city was ready to commit the necessary ten percent of local funds the federal government is requiring before committing the remaining ninety percent for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and prevention of future flooding.Turner responded by saying the state has committed the ten percent needed for debris removal. Whether that would be enough to satisfy federal requirements was not completely established.The Mayor believes he has the support of Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. He adds the money Houston needs is included in Governor Greg Abbott’s $61 billion package submitted to the federal government. However, he cautioned that  Washington would not commit federal funds until the state taps its rainy day fund.Dave Martin, Councilman from District D, said the Governor’s $61 billion package doesn’t include any remediation for Kingwood residents flooded from what he calls human error; water released from Lake Conroe down the San Jacinto River.What also concerns Martin is that presently Lake Conroe only has 18 inches of water capacity before flooding in Kingwood would happen again. Because the City of Houston controls the water in the San Jacinto River, he said it’s imperative that Houston gets representation on the San Jacinto River Authority, which is controlled at the state level.last_img read more

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ecigarette ads trigger use in young adults

first_imgExposure to e-cigarette advertisements may enhance curiosity and usage among young adults, says a study.“Our study is the first randomised controlled study to show that forced exposure to e-cigarette advertising has an impact on long-term e-cigarette trial in a small number of users who have used it before,” said lead author Andrea Villanti.Promotional expenditures for e-cigarettes across all media channels have rapidly increased since 2010 since e-cigarettes are not subjected to the same regulations as cigarette and smokeless tobacco products. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The researchers at the Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Truth Initiative (America’s non-profit organisation dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of past) assessed nearly 4,200 young adults from ages 18-34. Approximately 6 per cent of young adults who had never before tried an e-cigarette had done so at six month follow-up; ad exposure was also associated with greater curiosity to try an e-cigarette in the full sample. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“These findings highlight the potential impact of unrestricted e-cigarette advertising to enhance curiosity and trial of e-cigarettes in young adults,” Villanti said.E-cigarette manufacturers have been able to advertise their products via television, radio, and sponsorship of sporting and entertainment events.This increased and far-reaching advertising has occurred concurrently with increased availability of e-cigarettes in venues ranging from tobacco shops to pharmacies.The study was published in the journal of Nicotine & Tobacco Research.last_img read more

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An eggciting hunt at the market day

first_imgAn Easter egg hunt completed the festivities at the Dealer Guys’ Easter Egg Hunt & Market Day that took place on Saturday (March 31).Despite the gloomy weather, it made a lot of people smile as the festivities got into full swing. Not only was there an Easter egg hunt, but also stalls to wander between and do some browsing.A live performance by ‘Beauty of Ladysmith’ had everyone in awe of their singing capabilities.The market day takes place on the last Saturday of every month and is an initiative to help stall owners give back to the community.Throughout the week, there is a tuck shop and a second-hand clothing store that community members can either buy from or donate to. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Terry du Plessis, who runs the market day, said, “This started as a simple school project for my sons when they were looking at career options, and it was only the tuck shop. It eventually grew into a monthly market, along with the second-hand shop, when we saw the good we were doing for the community.”The logo is actually inspired by his two boys, Dyllan and Bryce du Plessis.The money collected at all the events goes towards various charities or community projects, and shows the true nature and spirit of our town.If you want to book a stall, please contact Haylene on 0724455666Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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