A new survey suggests millennials are leading a gradual resurgence of interest when it comes to attending Remembrance Day ceremonies.The poll conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Historica Canada found that 29 per cent of respondents plan to attend a ceremony to honour fallen soldiers on Nov. 11, up three per cent from last year and marking a return to recent highs established in 2015.But the online survey suggests Canadians between 18 and 34 are the ones most likely to pay their respects in person.The poll found 37 per cent of millennial respondents planned to attend a ceremony, well ahead of the 29 per cent of baby boomers over age 55 who were surveyed.Just 23 per cent of survey participants aged between 35 and 54, classed as members of generation X, expressed an intention of going to an official ceremony.Historica Canada says the surge in interest in attending Remembrance Day ceremonies may be the result of increased efforts to share veterans’ stories in schools and other public spaces, exposing younger generations to real-life accounts of time in combatca
In recognition of World Population Day on Friday, July 11, United Nations Foundation Founder and Chairman Ted Turner released the following statement.“Young people have the power to transform their communities and create a better world for us all. But the facts are clear: many of the world’s adolescent girls are not reaching their full potential because of a lack of access to quality reproductive health information, education and services. We must recognize that reproductive health isn’t a privilege; it’s a right.“Right now, statistics show that some 14 million girls are subject to early or forced marriage each year. Many of these girls become pregnant before their bodies are ready, which is why pregnancy is a leading cause of death among girls aged 15-19. Approximately 70,000 girls are dying every year, according to the ICPD Global Review Report. That’s not a future that we want.“The good news is: we have the power to change this reality and help girls everywhere reach their full potential. When girls can fully realize their sexual and reproductive health and rights, they can choose their own paths in life. They can stay in school, avoid early marriage and unintended pregnancy, and pursue an income. They can have children when they are ready. In turn, they lift themselves, their families and their communities out of poverty.“I see a future with healthier girls and women, stronger families, more prosperous communities and a more sustainable planet. To get there, we must redouble efforts to invest in the information, education and services she needs to plan her family and her future, and ensure that the health and rights of adolescent girls is robustly included in the next development framework.“This World Population Day, let’s all commit to supporting the United Nations to ensure every girl can reach her full potential. It’s a no brainer: invest in the health and rights of an adolescent girl now, and you’ll invest in a better future for us all.”
ATLANTA – Equifax, the credit report company hacked over the summer exposing the personal information of 145 million Americans, said a special committee has determined that none of the four executives who sold shares at the time did anything wrong.The high-level executives sold shares worth a combined $1.8 million in the days immediately after the company discovered the breach.When Equifax went public with the breach in early September, company shares cratered, erasing about $2.35 billion of its market value.The company revealed that an ongoing cyberattack lasted from mid-May to July. Equifax Inc. said it detected the hack on July 29.On Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, Equifax Chief Financial Officer John Gamble and three other executives sold a combined $1.8 million in stock.The company said Friday that a special committee comprised of independent directors, and advised by an independent counsel, found that none of the executives had knowledge of the breach when their trades were made.The committee’s review included dozens of interviews and the scouring of more than 55,000 documents including emails, text messages, phone logs and other records.The report Friday is unlikely to relieve pressure on the beleaguered company, which badly bungled the response to the hack.Investigators will want to know how a breach of this size and scope could have occurred, without the knowledge of some of the company’s highest executives.Faith in the leadership and the security of private information eroded in the weeks after the attack.Anxious consumers experienced jammed phone lines and clueless company representatives. An Equifax website set up to help people determine their exposure was described as sketchy by security experts. The site provided inconsistent and unhelpful information to many. The company blamed the problems of an online customer help page on a vendor’s software code after it appeared that it had been hacked as well.High-level executives, including CEO Richard Smith, have already stepped down.The internal report did not appear to ease the apprehension of those who hold company stock. Shares were essentially flat on Friday.That’s because it is the Securities and Exchange Commission, the federal agency that enforces securities laws, which will have the final say.SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has refused to comment when asked by lawmakers if executives at Equifax engaged in insider trading when they sold their shares. He has not confirmed or denied that the SEC is investigating.Smith, the former Equifax CEO, appeared before Congress to answer questions from lawmakers, but they were far from satisfied with the answers they received.The Atlanta company is under multiple state and federal investigations and has been sued by numerous customers in litigation likely to evolve into class-action lawsuits.What makes the data breach so dangerous is the information that Equifax holds. Social security numbers, identification, addresses and personal information held by Equifax and the two other, major credit agencies is used to determine a person’s creditworthiness.
Stocks take a beating after iPhone sales slip; Dow falls 660NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks tumbled Thursday on Wall Street, with technology companies suffering their worst loss in seven years, after Apple reported that iPhone sales are slipping in China. The rare warning of disappointing results from Apple stoked investors’ fears that the world’s second-biggest economy is losing steam and that trade tensions between Washington and Beijing are making things worse. The sell-off also came after a surprisingly weak report on U.S. manufacturing. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 660 points, or 2.8 per cent, and the broader S&P 500 index fell 2.5 per cent.___With slump in iPhone sales, are we post Peak Smartphone?NEW YORK (AP) — Behind Apple’s disconcerting news of weak iPhone sales lies a more sobering truth: The tech industry has hit Peak Smartphone, a tipping point when everyone who can afford one already owns one and no breakthroughs are compelling them to upgrade as frequently as they once did. Some manufacturers have boosted prices to keep up profits, although Apple’s shortfall in China may highlight the limits of that strategy___Waning iPhone demand highlights Chinese consumer anxietyBEIJING (AP) — Apple’s $1,000 iPhone is a tough sell to consumers in China unnerved by an economic slump and the trade war with the U.S. The company says demand is waning, and revenue for the last three months of 2018 will fall below projections. CEO Tim Cook points to China for the decrease. The Apple news shows how vulnerable many big U.S. companies are to a slowdown in China, especially as the world’s two biggest economies seek to settle a contentious trade dispute.___Bristol-Myers Squibb buying Celgene in $74B dealSUMMIT, N.J. (AP) —Bristol-Myers Squibb is spending $74 billion on fellow drugmaker Celgene in a deal aimed at stocking the combined company’s development pipeline with cancer, immunology and cardiovascular treatments. Bristol would gain the cancer treatment Revlimid in the cash-and-stock deal announced Thursday, as well as inflammatory disease treatments and several products close to launching. The combined company will have nine products with more than $1 billion in annual sales.___Apple drops iPhone bombshell on already reeling stock marketSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple acknowledged that demand for iPhones is sagging, a warning likely to roil financial markets. It confirmed investor fears that the company’s most profitable product has lost some of its lustre. CEO Tim Cook said that iPhone sales fell well below projections, especially in China, amid a trans-Pacific trade war and concern over global economic weakness.___Worries grow about impact of a prolonged government shutdownWASHINGTON (AP) — With President Donald Trump warning that it “could be a long time” before the partial shutdown of the government ends, concerns are rising about potential economic damage given that the shutdown is coinciding with other threats. Should it drag into February, the slowdown in government activity could shake confidence and cause businesses and consumers to stop spending.___Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor teen angstSmartphones have been blamed for contributing to depression and suicidal behaviour in susceptible teens. But what if they could be used to identify kids at risk? That idea is the spark for a race to develop phone apps to detect impending mental health crises. Developers say as teens scroll through Instagram and Snapchat, tap out texts, or hole up in their rooms watching YouTube, they’re leaving enormous digital footprints that may offer clues to their psyches. Studies are underway to find out.___US factories expanded at slowest pace in more than 2 yearsWASHINGTON (AP) — American factories grew last month at the slowest pace in more than two years. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, says its manufacturing index dropped to 54.1 in December, down from 59.3 in November and lowest since November 2016.___No refuge for investors: Even “safe” funds fell in 2018NEW YORK (AP) — The past year felt dismal for investors. What’s worse, the gloom was all-encompassing as mutual funds of all types sank. Even those funds that are typically steadier during turbulent markets struggled through what became the worst year since the Great Recession for many investors.___Sign-ups steady as health law case goes to appeals courtWASHINGTON (AP) — The government says 8.4 million Americans have signed up for coverage this year under the Obama health law, even as supporters of the law appealed a court ruling declaring it unconstitutional. Thursday’s numbers underscore the unexpected staying power of “Obamacare,” which President Donald Trump failed to repeal after promising a better health plan. Also Thursday, Democratic-led states said they’ve appealed a ruling by a federal judge who recently declared the health law unconstitutional.___The S&P 500 lost 62.14 points Thursday, closing at 2,447.89. The Dow fell 660.02 points, or 2.8 per cent, to 22,868.22. The Nasdaq retreated 202.43 points, or 3 per cent, to 6,463.50. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks fell 25.07 points, or 1.9 per cent, to 1,330.83.The Associated Press
RCMP continue to work with partnering agencies in an effort to hold the responsible parties accountable.The investigation is ongoing.No further updates are available at this time. RCMP would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance.If you have any information regarding this incident and have not previously reported it, please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie Rural RCMP are investigating into a video that depicts animal abuse.On November 18, 208, RCMP was made aware of a video posted online, depicting the inhumane death of a coyote.RCMP have identified the parties involved, but are unable to release the names of the individuals due to their age (youth).
New Delhi: If the Indian Air Force possessed high levels of “technological asymmetry”, then it would have been able to inflict heavy damage on Pakistan during its unsuccessful aerial raid on February 27, according to an IAF report.The report analysed various aspects of IAF’s air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist training camp in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26 and the subsequent Pakistani retaliation the next day. India carried out the air strike to avenge the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’In the report, the IAF said Pakistan Air Force has been consistently enhancing its air defence and offensive capabilities since the Kargil war in 1999 and there was a need for India to bolster its “technological asymmetry” for aerial combat, official sources said sharing details from the report. At present, Pakistan has some edge with its fleet of F-16 jets with AMRAAM missile fitted with them, said an official. The sources said the planned induction of Rafale aircraft with deadly Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) and S-400 air defence missile system will provide India a significant advantage over Pakistani Air Force. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”We felt we could not punish the adversaries appropriately. So we need to bolster technological asymmetry so that the enemy does not even dare to come close to the border,” said a source. On the Balakot strikes, the report said the Israeli Spice 2000 precision guided munitions (PGM) fired from Mirage 2000 jets hit five out of the six designated targets in the JeM training facility. However, one Spice PGM did not leave the aircraft because of a drift in the inertial navigation system. The report said the deception used was successful as Pakistan was caught off guard despite their air force being put on highest alert. Various packages of jets flew in several directions including a fleet of Jaguars went towards Bahawalpur, a key air base of Pakistan Air Force, sources said. In the list of possitives from the strike, the IAF talked about accuracy of intelligence inputs, precise selection of targets, demonstration of its ability to carry out precision strikes and its success in maintaining secrecy of the operation though over 6,000 personnel were involved in it. In its analysis of possible areas for improvement, the IAF sought superior technological asymmetry and air defence system over Pakistan, sources said. It also talked about the need for procuring new weapons and other platforms for enhancing the IAF’s overall combat capabilities. Induction of Rafale jets along with Meteor beyond-visual-range missile and S-400 air defence missile system will provide India an edge over Pakistan, according to the report. India is procuring a batch of S-400 air defence system from Russia at a cost of USD 5 billion. India is also buying 36 Rafale fighter jets from France at a cost of Rs 58,000 crore. During the aerial combat of February 27, IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman had engaged with one of the Pakistani F-16s and shot it down before his Mig-21 Bison was downed. Varthaman was captured by Pakistan and was released after spending nearly 60 hours in Pakistani custody. The Indian Air Force had on February 28 displayed pieces of an AMRAAM missile, fired by a Pakistani F-16, as evidence to prove that Pakistan deployed the US-manufactured fighter jets during the raid.
And here’s what to expect from Chicago’s key players: To try to predict anything about Derrick Rose‘s career seems fruitless at this point; notice the category CARMELO puts Rose into: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Although the Bulls hope Rose’s body has finally recovered after three knee surgeries in the past three years, even the most ardent Rose supporters know they don’t know anything for sure. Rose fractured his left orbital (basically his eye socket) in the first practice of training camp, and it’s unclear whether a new protective mask will affect his game. Doug McDermott did not play well in his rookie campaign and could not find a spot in Thibodeau’s rotation after a knee injury early in the year. He is playing with much more confidence in the preseason and enjoys the working environment that Hoiberg has formed. With McDermott’s renewed confidence, the Bulls expect big things from the former Creighton sharpshooter. CARMELO … does not expect big things.Read more:All our NBA player projectionsAll our 2015-16 NBA Previews Pau Gasol proved last season that he still has plenty of gas left in the tank by averaging 18.5 points and 11.8 rebounds a game and earning the first All-Star starting nod of his career. It’s hard to believe the 35-year-old Gasol will be able to play in 78 games again (as he did a season ago), but he hasn’t shown many signs of slowing down after leading Spain to a EuroBasket championship in September. We’re inaugurating our NBA player projection system, CARMELO, with 2015-16 season previews for every team in the league. Check out the teams we’ve already previewed here. Learn more about CARMELO here. The Chicago Bulls are hoping that a new coach and a new system can help them do what they weren’t able to do during Tom Thibodeau’s five-year reign in Chicago: Beat LeBron James in the postseason. There is a lot of optimism surrounding new coach Fred Hoiberg and the offense he is putting in place. But with almost the exact same roster coming back — along with the addition of talented rookie Bobby Portis — the fear within the city is that the Bulls’ championship window may have already closed. Former MVP Derrick Rose hasn’t been able to stay healthy the last few years, and the Bulls understand that no matter how much talent is on the roster, they won’t be able to get over the hump in the playoffs unless Rose returns to his All-Star form on a consistent basis. On the other hand, FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO projection system has Jimmy Butler on track to be the Bulls’ top performer this season.CARMELO pegs the Bulls to go 47-35: The emotional soul of the Bulls, Joakim Noah, did not play well last season as he dealt with the lingering effects of offseason left knee surgery. He also struggled to find his way alongside Gasol. He is feeling good to start the season and believes he is healthy enough to put up big numbers again. Nikola Mirotic had an up and down rookie season, but he showed flashes of offensive brilliance. The Bulls hope he will thrive in Hoiberg’s new system. Jimmy Butler is the Bulls’ best all-around player and feels even more confident after signing a max extension in the offseason. He is on record as saying he wants to prove last season wasn’t a “fluke,” and CARMELO doesn’t think it was, projecting Butler as an All-Star-caliber player this season.
Over the years, bullpens have eroded the workloads of starting pitchers. This season, relievers have accounted for the greatest share of pitching workload in Major League Baseball history: They have completed 41.1 percent of total innings through Wednesday, up from last year’s record of 40 percent. There are a variety of reasons for this trend, including teams becoming more aware of how starting pitchers tend to do worse each time through the opposing lineup and the increasing specialization of the sport.For more than 40 years, relievers had outperformed starters on a per-inning basis. But this season, through Wednesday, starters’ ERA is 0.02 points lower than that of relievers. Starters have not posted an ERA superior to that of relievers since 1973, but that gap has shrunk rapidly, and this year it could be potentially erased. As recently as 2012, the overall ERA of relievers was half a run better than that of starting pitchers.Perhaps this suggests that the sport has reached the limits of bullpenning and specialization — there are too many relievers employed. Through Tuesday, 492 different pitchers who primarily serve in relief have appeared in games this season.1At least 90 percent of games pitched as relievers. That already breaks the record set last season (488) and is up from 381 relievers in 2010 and 297 in 1998, the first season that MLB had 30 teams.This change in personnel may explain relievers’ decline in performance the first time through opposing lineups, relative to starting pitchers, a trend that Ben Clemens at FanGraphs documented in May and has continued into the summer. For the first time this century, starters have been better than relievers in their first time through the order in back-to-back seasons. Craig Edwards, also of FanGraphs, found there have been more low-leverage innings this year and poorer performance within them,2According to Leverage Index (LI), which is a measure of the relative “pressure” a player has faced. speaking to less meaningful baseball and more poor teams. Those innings have presumably been pitched by lesser relievers, diluting the group’s overall performance. There have been fewer meaningful innings this season — and also a greater volume of lesser-skilled relievers.A key decision for managers in today’s game is deciding whether to stick with a starter a third time through the lineup or to use the bullpen. And the gap between starters in that position and relievers has shrunk to its lowest level since 2005, as relievers have an advantage of only 49 points of opponent OPS this season compared with a 64-point edge last season and a century-high, 88-point difference in 2007, according to Baseball-Reference.com.Another reason for the convergence between starters and relievers is that starting pitchers are gaining relative skill. For the first time in the pitch-tracking era, which dates to 2007, the average fastball velocity of starting pitchers (93.3 mph) is less than 1 mph (0.8 mph) slower than that of relievers (94.1 mph). In 2012, relievers’ average fastballs were 1.7 mph faster than those of starters, and the difference has generally been shrinking since. Relievers’ overall fastball velocity has even declined this season, for the first time since 2008. Moreover, starters so far in 2019 have posted a higher difference between their strikeout rate and walk rate (14.5 percentage points) than relievers (13.9 percentage points). This is the first time starters have had a greater difference than relievers in the two rates since 1986.New technology is also allowing pitchers to improve the efficiency of their pitches. Starting pitchers also generally have a greater variety of pitches — and better command — than relievers, which is arguably one reason why they are starting pitchers and not relievers. If starters close the velocity gap, where relievers have traditionally held an advantage, they are closing a significant portion of the performance divide.Perhaps the game has swung too far in favor of relievers. Managers might want to wait a little longer on that call to the bullpen, or at least consider whom they are calling upon.Check out our latest MLB predictions.
There was no Hurricane hangover for Ohio State. One week after dismantling Miami (Fla.), the No. 2 Buckeyes (3-0) poured it on in-state rival Ohio (1-2), holding the Bobcats to 158 total yards in a 43-7 victory Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Two years ago, Ohio gave OSU a major scare, taking a narrow lead into the fourth quarter before the Buckeyes pulled away for a 26-14 win. Saturday’s game bore little resemblance. OSU scored on its first six possessions, racking up a 34-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor set a school record by completing 16 consecutive passes, breaking Jim Karsatos’ mark of 12 that stood for 25 years. Pryor finished 22-for-29 for 235 yards, throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for another. He and the first-team offense sat out the fourth quarter. “When you feel more comfortable, things start to slow down for you and you can make those passes,” receiver Dane Sanzenbacher said. “Being able to throw those passes so comfortably, it led to all those completions.” On the second play from scrimmage, safety Tyler Moeller intercepted a pass by Ohio quarterback Phil Bates. OSU converted the turnover into a field goal. The day never got easier for the Bobcat offense. Ohio punted on its next three possessions and before the first quarter was over, OSU led 24-0. “Defensively, we shut them down in the first half for sure,” coach Jim Tressel said. Pryor threw a strike to running back Brandon Saine across the middle for a 9-yard score to give the Buckeyes a 10-0 edge. Minutes later, Pryor scampered 13 yards to the end zone to add to the lead. “Pryor got out of the pocket a lot and we can’t let that happen,” Ohio linebacker Noah Keller said. “He’s a hard guy to tackle. He has a deadly arm and a killer stiff arm.” When the Bobcats weren’t punting, they were committing turnovers. The Buckeyes forced three fumbles, two interceptions and once stopped Ohio on downs. OSU picked off four passes by Miami quarterback Jacory Harris last week. “We had a lot of problems,” said Bates, who finished 4-for-9 for 13 yards and two interceptions. “We didn’t execute plays, hit people when they were open or get key blocks. We have a lot of work to do.” The Buckeyes out-gained Ohio in the first half, 290-47. The Bobcats didn’t move the chains for a first down until midway through the second quarter. They promptly fumbled the ball away on the next play. The Buckeyes stretched the lead to 34-0 following a touchdown pass from Pryor to tight end Jake Stoneburner and a 2-yard touchdown run by Dan “Boom” Herron. Despite the lopsided score, Tressel kept the first-team offense on the field through the end of the third quarter. The unit looked out-of-sync with the sizeable lead, as Pryor threw his second interception of the game into double coverage. “Interceptions ruin a quarterback’s day in their own mind,” Tressel said. “Sometimes you forget about the 22 completions and all you do is think about the two that didn’t work well.” Herron capped off the first-team offense’s final drive with his second touchdown to provide the Buckeyes a 43-0 advantage. Ohio finally got on the board with a touchdown with 6:11 remaining in the fourth quarter on an 11-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Boo Jackson to receiver Terrence McCrae. While OSU flourished on offense and defense, the persistent problems on special teams plagued the Buckeyes yet again. Ohio cornerback Julian Posey, who covered his younger brother, OSU receiver DeVier Posey, most of the game, had a first-quarter kick return touchdown brought back because of a penalty. The Bobcats also blocked an OSU punt in the third quarter. “We just flat out missed a guy,” Tressel said. “You can’t do that, not if you want to win.” Still, the Buckeyes were able to put away Ohio early and avoid a repeat of the 2008 matchup. “We were thinking about the OU game two years ago,” said defensive lineman Cameron Heyward, who recovered a fumble and made a tackle in the end zone for a safety. “We didn’t want to let down our fans. I think everybody took the challenge.” OSU plays Eastern Michigan, winless since Nov. 28, 2008, next Saturday at 3:30 p.m., at the Horseshoe.
World Cup is just a few days away and England coach Gareth Southgate is facing far “more difficult” decisions for England’s World Cup opener as players impress even more.Preparation for Russia has been as smooth as it has been impressive in recent weeks, with comfortable warm-up victories complementing fine work on the training field and increasing team spirit away from it. Southgate’s side honed their skills at a sold-out Elland Road on Thursday evening as they followed the win against Nigeria by beating Costa Rica in a manner more stirring than the 2-0 scoreline suggests.Marcus Rashford and Danny Welbeck secured victory from another injury-free evening, giving the England manager a welcome selection headache ahead of the Group G opener against Tunisia on June 18.“It’s more difficult,” Southgate said, according to Sport.“No question. There’s some serious decisions to take – but in a good way.“If I was sitting here thinking ‘blimey, we have got nobody to play there and nobody to play there’ then it would be a very different situation.“We asked the players to give us competition for places. I can’t start complaining when they do.”Southgate explains why he started Jadon Sancho Taimoor Khan – September 11, 2019 Jadon Sancho was given a start ahead of Marcus Rashford in England’s win over Kosovo and the manager explained why he went down that…Man-of-the-match Rashford shone brightest in Thursday’s audition, scoring an exceptional opener and playing with confidence at a buoyant Elland Road.England are still excited about yesterday’s match and we know this from their recent tweet. Worth watching over and over and over and… ?#threelions pic.twitter.com/24YMGjlnut— England (@England) June 8, 2018
Mexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio admitted that he is feeling “hurt” over the way his side performed in their 3-0 defeat to Sweden on Wednesday – despite progressing to the knockout stagesFollowing a dream start to their World Cup campaign that saw them defeat defending champions Germany and South Korea in brilliant fashion, El Tri came back down to earth on Wednesday with Sweden giving them a 3-0 thrashing and snatching the top spot in Group F.Mexico had an underwhelming display at the Central Stadium and were punished on the counter-attack and through a penalty by Sweden with goals from Ludwig Augustinsson and captain Andreas Granqvist, before an own goal from defender Edson Álvarez sealed a shock defeat.While they still made the round of 16 with a tie against Brazil, Osorio was nevertheless frustrated with how his side performed.Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…“First of all I have to say that we qualified because we beat Germany and Korea,” said the Colombian, according to Sky Sports.“However, I am very hurt. We didn’t succeed in our penetration in the last third. We allowed them to score three goals which is too many. I wasn’t happy with the way we defended but that’s a learning curve for me.”Wednesday’s defeat was Mexico’s worst at the World Cup since they were beaten 6-0 by Germany in 1978.
English Championship club Aston Villa announced on Friday it will receive a “significant investment” from NSWE, a company jointly owned by billionaires Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens.Forbes estimation of Egyptian Sawiris worth is over £3 billion, while American Edens is the co-owner of NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.Also, Villa owner Dr. Tony Xia held talks with the Egyptian group and continue to be on the board as co-chairman.“I am extremely pleased to have formed a strategic partnership with Nassef and Wes,” Dr Xia said in a club statement.Aston Villa explains why they spent so much money on players Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Aston Villa’s chief executive, the team needed to spend £144.5 million on 12 players in order to stay competitive.“We have a common goal of delivering future success for Aston Villa and I look forward to working together to achieve this aim.“To have come so close to achieving promotion last season was a humbling experience. In finding such strong partners as Nassef and Wes we’re gearing up to fight again and bring back the success that this Club deserves and we all so want to provide it with.”Aston Villa has been in a financial quagmire for quite some time now, a financial trouble that almost put the club up sale last month.
AFC Bournemouth have announced the signing of Diego Rico from Leganes on a four-year dealThe Spanish left-back becomes the Cherries’ second summer signing and, subject to international clearance, will arrive for an undisclosed fee.Rico had spent the past two seasons at Leganes and had developed into a fine left-back in his time with the La Liga side with the likes of Borussia Dortmund having also been interested in signing him at one point.But it was Bournemouth who won the race for his services.Rico told the club website: “I’m very happy to be here and would like to thank everyone at AFC Bournemouth for making me feel so welcome,” said Rico.“This is a new step for me in my career and from my heart I can say I am truly excited to be here and looking forward to the future.“I have heard so much about the manager. I learned he is very professional and has a great philosophy on football and I can see that is true from the short time I have met him so far.”Looking super cool, @diegorico_3! ??And thanks for officially revealing our new @UmbroUK third kit.#afcb ?? pic.twitter.com/3zWbXZPXX5Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…— AFC Bournemouth ?? (@afcbournemouth) July 24, 2018Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe added: “Diego is a player we have been tracking throughout the summer, and although we had to be patient, it’s great to finally be able to call him an AFC Bournemouth player.“He’s a really nice footballer and someone who will fit our philosophy and style of play.“Diego is fast, physical, aggressive in attack and aggressive defensively. He takes an excellent set piece and has a powerful left foot.“Once he gets used to the way we play, we believe he can be a real force for this football club.”Rico made a total of 51 league appearances for Leganes and scored three times in his two years at the club after arriving from Real Zaragoza.The 25-year-old proved to be a valuable member of Leganes last season with his two goals and two assists in 26 games helping the club avoid relegation from La Liga with a 17th place finish.Bournemouth will face Cardiff City at home for their opening Premier League game of the season on August 11.
The French teenager ended up on 13th place in the top scorer list last season with only 13 goals, and this year he’s first with the same number of goals and time to spareAfter only 17 matches played, Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe is currently France’s top scorer with 13 goals.This matches the same number of goals he scored last year, where he ended up on 13th place in the goalscorer list.The teenager keeps surprising everybody and doesn’t seem to stop.He is followed by Nantes’ Emiliano Sala and Lille’s Nicolas Pepe with 12 goals.Neymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.On fourth Marseille’s Florian Thauvin and PSG’s Neymar Jr. are tied with 11 goals.And last season top scorer, PSG’s Edinson Cavani, is following closely with 10 goals.Cavani was the top goalscorer of the 2017-2019 French Ligue 1 season with 28 goals, he scored six more than second-place Thauvian.Do you think Mbappe can add another trophy to his personal collection?
The preliminary investigation at the scene determined that Verba was out riding when she lost control of the recreational vehicle and crashed. Despite wearing a helmet, she succumbed to her injuries. Verba’s next of kin have been notified. The investigation is ongoing according to Troopers. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers are investigating the cause of a fatal ATV collision that occurred in the Sterling area on Monday evening. Troopers and Central Emergency Services responded to a location on Robinson Loop in the Higher Ground area at 5:43 pm on Monday night. Tori Verba, 13, of Sterling was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Reliance Jio is expected to launch its pan-India 4G services in April this year, according to a US-based brokerage firm.Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries, had launched its 4G services for its employees on 27 December.”We expect Reliance Jio’s pan-India launch by April 2016 as the company mentioned all regulatory compliance measures are in place,” Morgan Stanley said in a note sent to The Economic Times.Morgan Stanley expects Reliance Jio to earn $1.7 billion of revenue by the end of 2016-17 if it starts its commercial operations in April.The positive outlook by the brokerage firm comes in wake of Reliance Jio’s partnership with Reliance Communications in spectrum trading and sharing. As per the agreement reached by both the companies this week, RJIL will buy spectrum from RCom in the 800-megahertz (MHz) band across nine circles and the two companies will share spectrum in the 800-MHz band across 17 circles.RJio possesses 2,300 MHz in all circles, 1,800 MHz in 18 circles and 850 MHz in 10 circles.”RCom has applied for spectrum liberalisation in the 850 MHz band, Jio will be able to get the spectrum in 45 days when its files with the telecom department for related permission,” Morgan Stanley said.Reliance Jio may aim to gain about 131 million customers by end-2019-20, it added.It also expects the company to raise its annual revenue of $6.69 billion (Rs 45,492 crore) by March 2020.Reliance Jio’s 4G launch is expected to pose significant risk to market shares of the top two telecom operators — Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India — as their high-value subscribers may become “early adopters” of the high-speed data services offered by the company, CLSA had said last month.
X 00:00 /01:30 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Attorneys at Houston’s federal courthouse delivered closing arguments Friday in a lawsuit charging the City of Pasadena with discriminating against Latino voters. It’s the first such lawsuit against a local government since the Supreme Court struck down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act three years ago.Attorneys from the civil rights organization MALDEF are representing the plaintiffs. In their closing statement, they argued that Mayor Johnny Isbell deliberately sought to weaken Latino voting strength.Up to 2013, Pasadena’s eight city council members were all elected to represent single-member districts. Latino-backed candidates held four of the eight seats and seemed close to winning a fifth. But one month after the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Shelby County v. Holder, Isbell proposed changing the council’s structure to a mix of six single-member district seats and two at-large seats.The plaintiffs charged that Isbell then forced a ballot measure through the city’s council, over the objections of its Latino-backed members. Voters approved the measure, in an election that broke largely on racial lines.Plaintiffs’ attorneys accused the mayor of using city funds and resources to mobilize Anglo voters on Pasadena’s south side to support the ballot measure. The result, the plaintiffs said, is that in 2015 Latinos lost–by a handful of votes–a council seat they’d previously been favored to win.Attorneys for Pasadena countered that the new districts preserved Latinos’ existing strength: Their candidates held four seats on the city council under the old system, and that’s how many they won in the first election under the new system. He attorneys also argued that Hispanic voting strength is only expected to grow in coming years along with the city’s Latino population.It’s likely to be several weeks before Judge Lee Rosenthal issues a verdict in the bench trial.But there is a hard deadline coming up: Pasadena’s next city council election is in May. The judge plans to rule before the February deadline for candidates to file. Share
Charlotte and Jonny have been best friends since they were children. Now, as college students, they toy around with making their friendship romantic…or, not. Gradually, secrets and truths emerge in this unexpected love story from one of the writers of Showtime’s Masters of Sex. The performance will play at the Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Avenue, from April 5 – May 8. Tickets cost from $40 to $85. To order tickets, visit SigTheatre.org or call the box office at 703-820-9771. The Mystery of Love & Sex contains full nudity. Free parking is available.
Queena poem by Tiffany GinyardAFRO Managing Editor and mother Teresa Nicholson Ginyard.Here Ye! Here Ye!I present to theeA love poemFor my mother,my Queen.You are my everything.I owe you everythingI have.For you I’d do anything.Love, you’ve been a good stewardof my life. For that,I cherish your life.To me you’re royalty.For that,Forever stands my loyalty.You mean the world to me.You have made my life altogether lovely.If I couldI would give you a crown, some diamonds, some pearlsBut that wouldn’t be enough for youMa, because even more than that you deserve.You’re my number one home girl.The first to love me beforeI even came into this world.Queen,I delight in every momentI spend in the kingdom of your;As long as you’re aroundI’m content.Thank you, MaFor making your house a home.For sacrificing, sometimes yielding life.For unconditionallyloving me.Your smile, so heavenly,energizes me.You’re so beautiful, Mommy.You are my Queen.A poem from “This Thing Called Life,” a collectionof poems by Tiffany C. Ginyard, copyright 2004****************************************By Micha GreenI’m convinced that Black women are God’sgreatest gift to the world- and I contend my mothermust be the special, sparkly bow on top of thepackage. The Rev. Canon Paula E. Clark (Mommy),walks in Dr. Maya Angelou’s phenomenalwomanhood; she travels the railroads of HarrietTubman; makes her voice heard even in spaces withthe fervor of Sojourner Truth when she asked, “Ain’tI A Woman;” and is the magician from which myBlack Girl Magic was bestowed.AFRO Washington Editor Micha Green and mother The Rev. Canon Paula E. Clark.My favorite quote is from Ntozake Shange’s “ForColored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ Whenthe Rainbow Is Enuf.” Shange wrote, “i found godin myself & i loved her/ i loved her fiercely.” WhenI first read that play over a decade ago, I thoughtabout the shirt Mommy has donned for years thatreads, “God is not a boy’s name.”Mommy lives every second of her life with therecognition of the powerful God within and thefierce love that she has for Her. My mom raised meto walk fearlessly in this world, with a confidencethat my choices matter, my voice matters, my rightsmatter, my life matters and the God within mattersand should be loved “fiercely.”Everyday is Mother’s Day for me. I know theGod in me and I know the Paula in me- and bothsurface FIERCELY anytime I’m about to forget thepower I possess. I was raised and am still nurturedby the most amazing, loving, intelligent womanI’ve ever known. The Rev. Canon Paula E. Clark,Mommy, is my shero and superwoman and in thegreatest, eternal way- I love her fiercely.
Different hotel groups have indulged in the art of producing organic fruits and vegetables within their premises or nearby areas, which can be served to the guests. The pioneer of this practice is The Lalit Hotel (an enterprise of the Bharat Hotels Ltd). Their hotels in different parts of the country, are inculcating this practice with the motto ‘We serve What We Grow’.In God’s own country Kerala, The Lalit Resort & Spa Bekal, has initiated a drive to grow their own herbs, fruits and vegetables. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’They proudly own the organic vegetable gardens and they use latest farming technologies. They also grow precious herbs that is used for ayurvedic treatment. Rejuve – The Spa offers ayurvedic massage therapies with honey, fresh Coconut, Sandal powder, Aloevera juice, Turmeric, Lemon grass, pure milk, medicinal rice etc. In Goa, the property which is called The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort, is endowed with lush green gardens and sprawling organic farms, spread over 88-acres. Other than the golf and spa, this resort is also famous for its scrumptious cuisines and freshness of food. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTo promote well being, they initiated a drive to grow herbs, fruits and vegetables across their hotels. They proudly say, “We serve what we grow”. The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa also own organic vegetable gardens. They grow different varieties of fruits and vegetables such as coconut, mangoes, cinnamon, lemon grass, papaya, and seasonal vegetables such as chillies, brinjal, rocket leaf lettuce, raddish, okra, red spinach, tomato and pumpkin. There are about 1,250 coconut trees and the same number of mango trees that keeps the area green. A destination of inspiration and calm, The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho, is nestled in the shadow of Khajuraho —a UNESCO world heritage site. Other than the architectural delight and great services, this hotel is also famous for its scrumptious cuisines and freshness of food. The secret of The Lalit’s delectable dishes lies in the quality of its raw material. The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho overlooks nine acres of beautifully manicured vegetable gardens.They grow fruits and vegetables such as Papaya, Banana, Mango, Cherry Tomato, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Ridge Gourd, Spinach, Egg Plant, Green Chilly, Broccoli, Ice berg lettuce, Coriander, Zucchini, Red Cabbage in their gardens. Thus, the menu at the hotel boasts of aromatic and flavoursome dishes. The art of dining has been perfected by blending the finest flavours and design elements.