a month agoInter Milan coach Conte: Why I’m holding back Alexis

first_imgInter Milan coach Conte: Why I’m holding back Alexisby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan manager Antonio Conte says Alexis Sanchez is not fit enough to make his first start for the club.The Chilean has made one brief substitute appearance since joining from Manchester United on loan this past summer.”For him it is worth the words I give for everyone else,” he said ahead of Wednesday’s home game against Lazio.”When I see ready players, they will be inserted [into the XI].”I have to work in the interest of Inter, not of individuals.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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3 days agoLiverpool ace Shaqiri: Much to learn from Federer

first_imgLiverpool ace Shaqiri: Much to learn from Federerby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInjured Liverpool ace Xherdan Shaqiri says there’s plenty he can learn from tennis icon Roger Federer.The Switzerland international, who is currently rehabbing an injury, watched Federer the Swiss Indoors in Basel.When asked what he can learn from Federer, Shaqiri told Blick: “So much!”You have seen, he is in a good mood. He’s here at home in Basel, then he’s running well and he’s winning.”It went very fast and I’m happy for him.”He is no longer the youngest and still plays at a top level, because you can look a lot off.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Education Ministry Fully Supports Centres of Excellence Programme

first_img Rev. Thwaites said he is pleased with the entrepreneurial aspect of the programme The Ministry fully supports the MBSF Centres of Excellence programme Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, says the Ministry fully supports the Mutual Building Societies Foundation’s (MBSF) Centres of Excellence programme, which has resulted in significant improvements in six non-traditional high schools.“On behalf of the Ministry of Education, I stand with pride and  awe at this slow but inexorable reversal of the inequalities of the past, when we are able to take those schools which have been disrespected….and place them in a position of excellence and of good outcomes,” the Minister said.Rev. Thwaites was addressing an Educational Leadership Symposium, organised by the MBSF at the Knutsford Court Hotel, in Kingston, on July 19.The Minister further commended the MBSF, which is a partnership between the Victoria Mutual Building Society and the Jamaica National Building Society, for its $100 million investment in the education sector.“What these people are doing is to take the power of their wealth to garner their intellectual capacities, drawing from all those who have been participating and investing and mobilizing social capital to an extreme extent among the participating schools,” he said.Rev. Thwaites said he is pleased with the entrepreneurial aspect of the programme, which provides students with the opportunity to start a profitable business with very little capital, citing “the verve and the spark in the eyes of those who took part in them and the obvious radiation of that into their behaviour, into their performance in schools and obviously, the multiplier effect in their future lives.”The symposium was designed to address key issues relating to data management and the school board systems; as well as transforming school culture, and positioning the principals as the Chief Executive Officer of the academic institution, among other important issues affecting leadership.It was also aimed to impart lessons learnt from the MBSF’s Centre of Excellence programme, which was carried out from 2008 to 2013, and sought to transform leadership and improve management performance in six non-traditional rural high schools.Providing an overview of the initiative, Programme Manager, MBSF, Dr. Renee Rattray, informed that over the past five years, the schools have made significant gains, noting that the number of students sitting and earning passes in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examinations have doubled.She further informed that all schools have reduced disciplinary infractions by an average of 69 per cent; and they have improved school culture by 80 per cent with more parents and students being confident in, and proud of their schools.The six high schools participating in the programme are McGrath High in St. Catherine; Mile Gully and Porus High in Manchester; Godfrey Stewart High in Westmoreland; Green Pond High in St. James; and Seaforth High in St. Thomas.Over the past five years, the Centres of Excellence programme focused on providing technical assistance to improve organisational efficiency in the schools through capacity building of principals, heads of departments and school Boards, to strengthen the teaching and learning environment.In addition to the emphasis on administration, the programme also stressed the role students should play in their own education; and it sought to develop their leadership abilities through entrepreneurship.center_img Story Highlightslast_img read more

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Danny Murphy understands why Spurs wont rest star player

first_imgFormer Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy insists he believes the club’s manager Mauricio Pochettino is in a tight position regarding the fitness of Harry Kane.The Argentine tactician has received a lot of backlash for the recent fitness of struggles of the England captain after the player admitted to be struggling but physically and mentally with his fitness.Pundits and fans alike have questioned Pochettino’s decision not to give Kane a more extended holiday after he featured in all of England’s seven games at this summer’s World Cup.The academy product of Tottenham Hotspur finished as the top scorer of the tournament with six goals and with some other key players like Heung Min-Son missing from the Spurs’ team for the start of the season, Murphy believes he understands why Pochettino had to start the new campaign with Kane up front.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“What can he do? If you are the manager and you have your best player saying I want to play it’s difficult.” Murphy told Sky Sports.“You can say protect him, but the manager has to protect himself, what if he leaves Kane out and they don’t win? There are lots of different things to it.”Spurs next face Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday and Pochettino’s men will be looking to get back to winning ways after losing to Watford just before the international window.last_img read more

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Fofana is happy to play but his team needs to get

first_imgThe Ivorian midfielder has played in all Udinese matches this 2018-2019 season in the Italian Lega Serie AUdinese is currently sitting in the 16th place in the Italian Lega Serie A with nine points.And despite the results, Ivorian midfielder Seko Fofana is feeling well, after playing in all the matches so far in the 2018-2019 season.“I love to play in midfield. It doesn’t matter if, in a two or three-man midfield, that’s for the coach to decide,” he was quoted by Gianluca Di Marzio.“We are doing well, we struggled only against Napoli. This is a pivotal season for me, I have ambitions and goals, I want to have a great career.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I am playing like I was in my first season here before fracturing my fibula in March 2017 against Juve,” he added.“That was the toughest moment in football for me. We are more unite compared to last year, We are more friends with each other both on and off the pitch”.“I’d like to play in European cups. I love Paris and I support PSG, but if I had to choose a club where I’d like to go one day it would be Manchester City,” he commented.“I was there and it’s still in my head. I met Yaya Toure, my role model. He was a hero for me, now we are friends”.last_img read more

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Election Observers Report More voter secrecy should come

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo #MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 19, 2016 – Ballots for voting in the Turks and Caicos islands are not secret enough and the Elections Observer Mission team on Saturday reported that it is time for a thorough review of the Elections Ordinance now that we have had two of this new style of voting where there are 10 districts and all island candidates district.“We watch the process very carefully, and the way it’s done would avoid tracing ballots.  We understand that the ballot papers are kept under lock and key for a year, and if there’s no election petitions or court cases then destroyed.  But we’re just slightly concerned that there may be a perception that because the voter identification number is recorded on the voter ballot paper that it could technically be seen by someone during the count and how they voted identifying them.”The team of six sent in by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association visited 19 of the 21 polling stations countrywide and cited that while the workers were through, mostly female and dedicated, there were differences in how polling stations were managed including how signatures were written on the counterfoil of the ballots themselves.Jim Wells, (MLA) head of the mission was quick to clarify that this did not hamper or compromise the process; he said it was just inconsistent as was the general layout of the voting centers and this slowed things down.   The counting process was called transparent but slow, especially when it came to the all island district.   And there were things being done which the law says should not have been done, including having Police officers within the polling place.Wells says quite a bit has been done correctly in the 2016 TCI General Election, and spoke to the excruciatingly long wait for some results.  “There was one technical issue that may have failed in the sense that at all polling stations, some voters put their ballot paper in the wrong box.  So therefore it wasn’t possible to announce the individual constituency results until you counted the All Island results, because obviously you didn’t know whether there would be enough votes in the All Island box to have an impact on the constituency result.  So you can understand the problem there.   The second issue of course was that the counting of the All Island result was very long and complex.”Jim Wells, who is a parliamentarian himself, says due to the type of voting we have in the Turks and Caicos, the results will always take longer than other territories. Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTcenter_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

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114 To Receive Their First Communion At St Thomas St Dorothys

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Congratulations to the following children who will receive their First Communion at St. Dorothy’s this weekend and St. Thomas next weekend:(NOTE: The above image is from the latest St. Thomas/St. Dorothy’s Church Bulletin.)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… Related168 Receive Their First Communion At St. Thomas & St. Dorothy’sIn “Community”REMINDER: Registration For 2019-2020 Faith Formation (CCD) Program At St. Thomas & St. Dorothy’s Ends June 30In “Community”114 Students Receive Their First Communion At St. Thomas & St. Dorothy’sIn “Community”last_img read more

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Democrats urge voters to focus Kavanaugh anger on election

first_imgSenator Chris Coons (D-DE) speaks with reporters on the way to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, US 3 October. Photo: ReutersTwo Democratic senators on Sunday said voters angry that Republicans confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court despite allegations of sexual misconduct should focus on next month’s congressional elections instead of seeking to impeach the new justice.Some Democrats in the House of Representatives have indicated Kavanaugh could face investigations or even potential impeachment if they win majorities in the House and possibly the Senate. But senators Chris Coons and Mazie Hirono distanced themselves from those demands, saying they are concentrating on the 7 November congressional elections.“I think that’s premature,” Coons said of impeachment talk on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Frankly we are just less than a month away from an election. Folks who feel very strongly one way or other about the issues in front of us should get out and vote and participate.”Kavanaugh was sworn in late on Saturday amid protests at the court after he was narrowly confirmed in a 50-48 Senate vote but with questions raised from Democrats and liberal groups as to whether he will be a partisan justice.Democrats are hopeful of winning control of the House but the Senate is a long shot. Republicans say that anger on the right at the way Democrats treated Kavanaugh may have energized their voters as well.US president Donald Trump said the public protests against Kavanaugh were the work of “an angry left-wing mob” and has urged his supporters to vote in November.Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday that “nothing unifies Republicans like a court fight.”With both parties focusing on the confirmation battle, it is unclear who will capitalize on it most effectively in the elections.Hirono, speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” said, “I’m focused like a laser beam on the elections” when asked about impeachment.“I’m very focused on the here and now, which is that all these angry women, mainly, out there who saw what was going on and how the Senate was not able to deal with the entire issue of sexual assault,” she said.Noting that only one Supreme Court justice has ever been impeached, Coons said the Senate needed to show leadership and seek to heal the country.“I think talking about it at this point isn’t necessarily healing us and moving us forward,” he said.Samuel Chase in 1804 was the only justice to be impeached by the House. He was aquitted by the Senate the following year.Kavanaugh fought back against the accusations with a blistering partisan attack at a 27 September Senate hearing on Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that he had sexually assaulted her when they were in high school.Kellyanne Conway, a senior White House adviser, said on ABC’s “This Week” that the focus should turn from Kavanaugh’s combative testimony and toward his 12 years as a respected appeals court judge in Washington.“The Supreme Court, thank God, is a sacrosanct institution that can withstand much,” Conway said.Kavanaugh’s confirmation means the nine-justice court now has a solid 5-4 conservative majority that is likely to move the court further to the right as it rules on contentious issues such as abortion, immigration, transgender rights, industry regulation and presidential powers.last_img read more

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Stroke Month Survivor Story

first_imgWhen life gives you a second chance, you embrace it to live life to the fullest. For McLean resident, retired business owner, and EmPowered to Serve ambassador for the American Heart Association, Mark Moore, that was exactly the case when he survived two strokes at the age of 46.Stroke survivor and dedicated full time philanthropist Mark Moore. (Photo courtesy of The Washington Post.)In 2007, Mark Moore was a successful businessman who co-owned Segovia Inc., a business (Mark and his friend) founded in 2002, that sold global IP services to the Department of Defense. Married to his longtime love Brenda and a father of two, Mark felt good about life. He ate healthy, exercised regularly, didn’t smoke or drink, and had good blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Learning that he developed a blood clotting deficiency, which led him to have two strokes that same year, completely shocked Mark and his family.It was the day before Mother’s Day in 2007 and Mark was coaching his son’s baseball team when he noticed something was wrong. While driving home with his son, Mark made an excuse to stop and get a Mother’s Day card; the pain he felt was worsening. That’s when he called his wife, who advised him to call an ambulance immediately. At the hospital, it was confirmed that Mark had a stroke. Two days later, Mark had a second stroke. To alleviate the pressure on his brain, doctors had to remove a small piece of Mark’s skull and put him into an induced coma for six weeks to reduce the swelling and rest his brain. Brenda was by his side every night and when Mark came out of his coma, she told him what had happened. “She said, ‘You’ve had two strokes and you’ve got a long recovery ahead’,” Mark told the American Heart Association’s Stroke Connection. “It was an absolute shock, and my initial reaction was ‘I don’t want to work that hard.”But Mark’s faith pushed him through. “I said to myself, ‘God must think I can handle this, and I’ll handle it.’ That was the moment I began to surrender and things changed for me,” Mark recalled. With faith as his center and a new outlook on life, two months of intensive physical therapy four days a week, and the support of his wife who went to every appointment with him, progress was slowly showing for Mark. Continuous support from his family and friends gave him the boost he needed.Determined and driven, Mark set a goal to run a 5k exactly one year after his stroke. By the end of the summer Mark returned to Segovia Inc. as chief operating officer and a year after his stroke completed a 5K in 36 minutes. At 49, Mark retired after he and his business partner sold their company. Since then Mark and his wife have dedicated their life to serving others with a focus in health care, education, culture, and Christian evangelism; They’ve started the Mark and Brenda Moore Family Foundation. “I realize I didn’t recover on my own,” Mark told Stroke Connection. “I believe we have an obligation to pay it forward.”The Moore’s philanthropic projects are numerous; and Mark has recently penned a memoire entitled, “A Stroke of Faith.”Mark and Brenda Moore are also part of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s EmPowered To Serve program, which brings together faith-based organizations to provide health education and resources to multicultural communities through discussion and group activities.The best advice Mark can offer from his experience is to develop a support system that is dependable and helps you recover emotionally and mentally. “Don’t try to go at it alone. Family and friends have been instrumental in my recovery and return to normal life,” Mark said.last_img read more

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Topic Hires Vicelands Gena Konstantinakos as VP Development and Video Programming

first_img Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media Shuts Down Topic Magazine, Ends Funding for The Nib Political Cartooning Site At Viceland, Konstantinakos developed and oversaw a slate of original unscripted and documentary series, including “Last Chance High,” which chronicles the closure of Chicago’s last public high school for at-risk youth; “Slutever,” aimed at bringing a sex-positive lens to stigmatized sexual subcultures; and “Hunting ISIS,” documenting civilians fighting ISIS. Related Konstantinakos has also produced projects for ABC News, MTV, PBS, A&E, BET, MSBNC, Fusion, and the New York Times, as well as independent films. Additionally, she created, directed and executive produced independent mockumentary “The Internet Must Go,” which won a Webby Award in 2014.“Topic is focused on meaningful stories that entertain and move people, and as part of First Look Media there’s a natural emphasis on stories of consequence,” Konstantinakos said in a statement. “It’s a very exciting place to be, and I’m thrilled for the opportunity to help shape their upcoming slate of film, TV and premium video.”First Look launched Topic.com in June 2017 as a home for original video, podcasts, photography, illustration and long-form journalism. The division’s film and video projects have included documentary shorts and series including “The Loving Generation”; “Black 14”; “Edith+Eddie”; “She’s the Ticket”; and “aka Wyatt Cenac.” Current and upcoming projects include those from filmmakers Darius Clark Monroe, Nathan Silver, Jia Li, Yvonne Michelle Shirley and Charlie Tyrell.First Look Media was founded in 2013 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Its first feature film, “Spotlight,” won the 2016 Academy Award for best picture. Topic, First Look Media’s entertainment studio and digital destination for original content, hired veteran producer Gena Konstantinakos as VP, development and video programming.Konstantinakos hails from Vice Media’s Viceland cable channel, where she was executive producer, development and current series.At Topic, she reports to Ryan Chanatry, general manager of Topic. Konstantinakos is tasked with overseeing Topic.com’s original video strategy from development, production and release, across multiple formats including scripted and non-scripted episodic, shorts and films, through development, creation and release.“Gena’s strong creative vision, sharp focus, and track record for developing and producing smart, entertaining projects is impressive,” Chanatry said in a statement. “She will be a great asset to our team as we continue to expand our original programming.” First Look Media’s Topic Plans to Launch Subscription VOD Service (EXCLUSIVE) Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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A rotating crop of fresh greens grows in one of th

first_imgA rotating crop of fresh greens grows in one of the greenhouses. After harvesting, the agriculture crew sells greens and other items from the garden at the farmer’s market at the Arcosanti Cafe. Fresh lettuce from the greenhouse are also available at the Cafe salad bar. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] March 2, 2005Agriculture department crew works in their new orchard next to the lake. February workshopper Ursula LeMaistre and Garden Manager Scott Dolan plant new apple trees. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] The apple orchard with the Arcosanti buildings in the background. [Photo & text: Yuki Y]Agriculture department crew works in their new orchard next to the lake. February workshopper Ursula LeMaistre and Garden Manager Scott Dolan plant new apple trees. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] A new crop of garlic grows in the garden. It will be ready to harvest in the middle of May. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] The apple orchard with the Arcosanti buildings in the background. [Photo & text: Yuki Y]last_img read more

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German cable operator Kabel Deutschland KDG has

first_imgGerman cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has issued a €300 million bond.The company will use the net proceeds of the five-year bond, set to mature in 2017, to partially replace the €600 million in bridge financing it has raised for the planned acquisition of Tele Columbus.last_img

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A significant rise in replacement demand for fla

first_imgA “significant rise” in replacement demand for flat panel TVs will help boost the overall flat panel display market next year, according to IHS Markit.LG’s UHD, OLED W-Series Wallpaper TV at CES 2017The research firm said that global demand for flat panel displays by area is forecast to grow 7.2% year-on-year in 2018 to 210 million square meters – the biggest annual growth since 2014.The anticipated gains were attributed in part to increasing adoption of bezel-less organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays in smartphones and a pick-up in TV sales.“A consumer’s TV replacement cycle is usually about 10 years. A hike in replacement demand for the next few years is expected,” said Ricky Park, director at IHS Markit.The report said that a rise in TV replacement demand follows the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in the late 2000s, which spurred TV sales growth of between 10-21% in 2009 and 2010.IHS also anticipated higher demand for new and larger TVs ahead of next year’s PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in February and the FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Russia in June.“Panel sales in even years when major world sports events were held had grown at a faster rate than in odd years,” said Park.IHS Markit said that a drop in flat panel prices is also expected to bolster demand for larger display products and projects grow in the supply of ‘super large’ TV panels, including 65- and 75-inch products.last_img read more

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