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Organisations hold camps to end polltime blood crisis in districtsOrganisations hold camps to end polltime blood crisis in districts

first_imgKolkata: An acute crisis of blood, which intensified during recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, is going to be addressed soon a number of camps are being organised in the districts.The state had been reeling under blood crisis due to a shortage of blood camps in various parts of the state. Most of the blood camps were organised by Trinamool Congress activists and local clubs. Due to the elections, the blood camps could not be organised resulting in a scarcity in the supply of blood. The involvement of youths Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess Durgaand various local clubs in political activities had aggravated the situation further and the number of blood donation camps was reduced. After the conclusion of Lok Sabha polls, organisers and local clubs are set to hold camps in various districts. It may be mentioned here that a few days ago some of the senior health department officials held a high-level meeting with the medical superintendents of various medical colleges and the blood banks officials to tide over the crisis. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe health officials also conducted a video conference with hospital superintendents of various hospitals in the districts and the chief medical officers of health giving detailed guidelines stressing on the collection of bloods. The health officials in the districts were also urged to rope in medical students and health workers into the process to tide over the crisis. They districts health officials were asked to organise blood camps so that adequate blood is collected in the districts. “The blood donation camps across the state were affected during election season leading to a crisis in various blood banks. The situation is improving now as camps are being conducted in various places. During summer time a crisis in blood supply is witnessed every year,” a senior health official said.last_img read more

Ontario politician Jagmeet Singh launches bid for federal NDP leadershipOntario politician Jagmeet Singh launches bid for federal NDP leadership

first_imgBRAMPTON, Ont. – Jagmeet Singh launched a potentially historic bid Monday to make the leap from provincial politics to head up the federal NDP, with a speech heavy on themes of equality and social justice.If Singh is successful, he would be the first non-Caucasian to helm a major federal party.Singh, who was born in east Toronto to Punjabi parents, said while growing up in Newfoundland and Labrador and Windsor, Ont., he was picked on because his name, skin and hair were different.“I faced a lot bullying at school and often felt like I didn’t belong,” Singh told hundreds of supporters at Bombay Palace in Brampton, Ont. — the same place he celebrated his 2011 provincial win.Singh said he wasn’t alone, but it struck him as “incredibly unfair” that other kids who were no less capable couldn’t follow their dreams because their families had less money. Singh’s father studied medicine in Newfoundland and Labrador then moved the family to Windsor.“The values that guide me today, and will continue to guide me as leader, are the progressive, social democratic values rooted in my experiences growing up,” he said, switching often between English and French in his speech.Singh was named deputy Ontario NDP leader in 2015, when speculation was already swirling that he would run federally. Singh has also fought hard against police street checks known as carding.He said Monday after his speech that he wouldn’t be resigning his Ontario seat to run.“I’ve had busy schedules before and I’ve been able to still stay in touch with my constituents, so I plan to do that,” he said. The legislature rises for the summer June 1 and returns in September, which is also when online voting starts for the federal leadership.Supporters at his launch Monday included two provincial caucus colleagues, B.C. legislature New Democrat Rob Fleming, Manitoba legislature New Democrat Nahanni Fontaine and former MP Mylene Freeman.Singh brings an opportunity for “true representation,” Fontaine said.“He is really a break in the fabric of status quo,” she said.Singh, 38, is known around the legislature as a fashion plate with a recent spread in GQ, a Sikh who pairs his colourful turbans with three-piece suits, a mixed martial arts fighter, an avid social media user and lawyer-turned-politician.Singh said he will later roll out a policy platform, but listed the major issues facing Canada as inequality, climate change, Indigenous reconciliation and electoral reform.He took Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to task in his speech for what he called inaction on all of those issues and said that breeds cynicism.“The right wing is using this to foster a politics of fear and division,” Singh said.“We’ve seen its most alarming forms in France, in the U.K., and of course, in the United States. And together, we will do everything in our power to make sure it never comes to Canada.”The Conservative leadership candidates are “tripping over each other to drive a wedge between Canadians,” he added.The other official NDP leadership contenders to replace Tom Mulcair are B.C. MP Peter Julian, Ontario MP Charlie Angus, Manitoba MP Niki Ashton and Quebec MP Guy Caron.Singh would break through a long-standing barrier at the federal level, one that really ought have been shattered long ago, said Karl Belanger, Mulcair’s former principal secretary.“Having somebody from a different ethnic background than what we have seen over the past 150 years is something that needs to be applauded,” Belanger said.The NDP has had trouble connecting with ethnic minorities both in Ontario and at the federal level, said Queen’s University labour and history professor Christo Aivalis.Singh’s leadership would send a strong signal to the party and to the Canadian public, Aivalis said.“While some people fear that his turban, his name, his skin colour … could hurt him in certain parts of Canada, others say that in big cities where the majority of seats are, he speaks to a new Canada,” Aivalis said.Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said Monday that Singh has been a help to the provincial party.“Jagmeet’s been an excellent member of our team,” she said. “He’s certainly done a lot of hard work to engage young people with our party, to engage folks in the broader GTA with our party.”Singh’s candidacy will undoubtedly bring a new dimension to the race, said Nathan Cullen, a veteran MP who sought the job in 2012 as one of several rivals to Mulcair.“I think it will likely change the dynamic for the good,” Cullen said in an interview. “I’ve always been a fan; he’s a compelling speaker and has solid progressive roots and I think would be a challenge for (Prime Minister Justin) Trudeau.”The next leadership debate is scheduled for Sudbury, Ont., on May 28.— With files from Kristy Kirkup in Ottawalast_img read more

Man 70 charged with mischief for calling 911 to complain about OntarioMan 70 charged with mischief for calling 911 to complain about Ontario

first_imgHAMILTON (680 NEWS) – Police in Hamilton, Ontario have charged a 70-year-old man with mischief after he called 911 to complain about Tuesday’s Amber Alert for five missing children.In a release, police said the man called 911 shortly after 5 p.m. admitting he didn’t have an emergency, but was upset that the alerts were disturbing his attempts to rest.Police further alleged that the man admitted he was purposely trying to tie up emergency lines and would continue to call 911 in response to the ongoing alert.Douglas Bagshaw was later arrested and charged with mischief. He’ll be in court on Oct. 15.The children who were the subject of the alert were found safe at a rental cottage in Fort Erie.At this point their father has not been charged, but Niagara Regional Police said an investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

Central Asia can do more to boost Afghanistans recovery its neighbours tellCentral Asia can do more to boost Afghanistans recovery its neighbours tell

Tajikistan’s Talbak Nazarov told the Assembly’s annual debate that Afghanistan’s neighbours in Central Asia should play a greater role in its post-conflict reconstruction, especially in trying to combat the country’s narcotics problem.The current programmes are ineffective, Mr. Nazarov said, urging the establishment of “an up-to-date, efficient and capable Afghan border service” to police the boundary with Tajikistan and to implement joint measures with Tajik border authorities against drug traffickers.“We are convinced that these measures could serve as a basis for implementing the initiative of establishing the first section of the security belt around Afghanistan,” he said.In his address to the Assembly, Vladimir Norov of Uzbekistan also identified drug production as one of the most dangerous problems in Afghanistan, threatening the security of the wider region.Mr. Norov said “real progress in implementing the concrete project funded by the international community” needs to be made so that Afghans can see they are making social, economic and humanitarian progress.Both Mr. Norov and Mr. Nazarov also stressed the threat posed by terrorism, calling for regional organizations to play an enhanced role in dealing with the scourge. read more

Google introduces Chromebooks – computers built to use the web – toGoogle introduces Chromebooks – computers built to use the web – to

TORONTO – Google is continuing its march into the hardware business with a brand of cheap laptops designed for using the web — and not much else.On Tuesday, the Internet giant announced its Chromebook concept was finally available in Canada, more than a year after being released in the U.S. and other countries.Chromebooks look like standard laptops but don’t come loaded with a version of Windows or a Mac operating system. They run on Google’s Chrome OS, a streamlined platform with the web browser as the main attraction.They’re being pushed as a low-cost device — they start at about $250 — for users who spend most of their time on a computer using the Internet, and therefore don’t need the processing power to run full-blown software applications. While Chromebooks can access mobile networks in the U.S., that feature is not available in Canada, so users are limited to working with WiFi.Stripping away the convoluted operating system and setting things up so users can jump right into the web makes the experience simpler and faster, said Google’s Caesar Sengupta, product management director. And there’s no need to worry about the nuts and bolts of the machine and regular maintenance, he added.“The whole idea is basically to have a computing experience that’s extremely simple, that’s very stable, very secure, and sort of just gets out of your way,” Sengupta said.Chromebooks turn on quickly like mobile devices — although they still take a few seconds to boot up after being shut down.There’s a web store with a selection of simple programs and games to access, and more robust web-based applications — such as the Google Docs suite to create documents and spreadsheets — run smoothly within the Chrome browser and store files online.Consumers who have been frustrated with the limitations of tablets, and find they can’t live with a keyboard, may find Chromebooks are more suitable substitutes for a full-blown laptop.Acer and Samsung have Chromebooks available through Best Buy and Future Shop (for $250 and $270 respectively) while HP is selling its model for $330 via its own website.While some users will be uncomfortable with the concept of an Internet-only machine — although you can use some apps while offline — Google saw a growing demand for it.“Users today, particularly the younger generation, are very web savvy … the current generation of people or kids are very used to having stuff in the cloud, they prefer that model,” said Sengupta.“For many people they won’t move completely (to the Chromebook concept) but it’s a fantastic second computer…. But from our point of view we absolutely feel this is where modern-day usage is heading, this is where users are heading, so that’s what we’re building towards.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly stated that Asus had launched a Chromebook in Canada. by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 19, 2013 10:50 am MDT Google introduces Chromebooks – computers built to use the web – to Canada AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Calgary quarterback Mitchell earns second CFL outstanding player awardCalgary quarterback Mitchell earns second CFL outstanding player award

EDMONTON — Bo Levi Mitchell has his second CFL outstanding player award.The Calgary Stampeders quarterback captured the honour Thursday night at the CFL’s awards banquet.Voting was conducted by members of the Football Reporters of Canada as well as the nine CFL head coaches. A total of 60 voters participated.It’s the second outstanding player honour for Mitchell, who also won it in 2015.Mitchell, 28, had a CFL-high — and career-best — 35 touchdown passes this season in leading Calgary to the league’s best regular-season record (13-5).The native of Katy, Tex., threw for 5,124 yards, recorded 42 completions of 30-plus yards and had a TD-to-interception ratio of 2.5, the last two being tops in the CFL.Mitchell received 47 first-place votes to become the ninth multiple MOP winner in CFL history. He’s the second-youngest to accomplish the feat as Jackie Parker won his second in 1958 at age 26.Mitchell will lead Calgary into the Grey Cup on Sunday against the Ottawa Redblacks. It’s the Stampeders’ third straight championship appearance but they lost both previous times.Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, the CFL’s second-leading passer with 5,209 yards, was the East’s finalist.Linebacker Adam Bighill of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers was named the top defensive player. The five-foot-10, 230-pound Bighill received 57 first-place votes for his second honour after winning the award in 2015 with the B.C. Lions.Bighill, of Montesano, Wash., had 105 tackles, four sacks two interceptions and a CFL-high four forced fumbles in his first season with Winnipeg.Bighill anchored a defence that finished tied for first in the league with 49 takeaways, second in points allowed (23.3 per game) and tied for the second-fewest yards allowed per play (6.0). The Bombers also ended the season with a turnover ratio of plus-13.Bighill becomes the fifth Bomber to win the award and first since Jovan Johnson in 2011. He’s also the ninth player to claim multiple honours.Hamilton linebacker Larry Dean, who also recorded 105 tackles, was the finalist. The Tiger-Cats allowed the fewest offensive yards (334.3 per game) and rushing yards (110.6) in the East Division.Ottawa players captured three honours, including two for kicker Lewis Wards (rookie, special teams). Slotback Brad Sinopoli was named the top Canadian.Ward made 51-of-52 field goals (league-record 98.1 per cent), including a pro football-record 48 straight that will carry over into 2019. The native of Kingston, Ont., secured 50 first-place votes in rookie balloting and 43 for the special-teams honour.Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver Jordan Williams-Lambert was the rookie finalist while B.C. Lions kicker Ty Long was the special-teams runner-up.Sinopoli, of Peterborough, Ont., earned his second top Canadian award, first winning in 2015. The Redblacks’ star had 116 catches — a single-season record for a Canadian — for 1,376 receiving yards with four TDs in helping Ottawa finish atop the East Division with an 11-7 record.Sinopoli, who received 32 first-place votes, has broken the 1,000-yard plateau the last four straight seasons. He had a CFL-best 486 yards after the catch this year.Winnipeg running back Andrew Harris, last year’s winner and the CFL’s top rusher for a second straight season, was the finalist.Bombers tackle Stanley Bryant captured the top lineman award for the second consecutive year. He registered 44 first-place votes to become the first multiple winner since Montreal’s Scott Flory (2008-09).The six-foot-five, 311-pound Bryant led another solid season for Winnipeg’s offensive line. Not only did Harris run for a league-high 1,390 yards but Bombers scored a CFL-best 53 offensive touchdowns and allowed 36 sacks, tied for third-fewest in the league.Hamilton guard Brandon Revenberg was the finalist.Chris Jones of the Saskatchewan Roughriders was named the CFL’s coach of the year. He received 41 first-place votes.In his third season with the Riders, Jones led the franchise to a 12-6 record and second-place finish in the West Division. That matched the most victories for the franchise since 1970 and also earned Saskatchewan its first home playoff game since 2013.Jones becomes the fifth Saskatchewan coach to win the honour and since Corey Chamblin in 2013.Ottawa’s Rick Campbell, the 2015 winner, was the finalist.Pierre Vercheval, a former CFL top lineman and Canadian Football Hall of Fame inductee who’s now a football broadcaster, received the Commissioner’s Award for outstanding contribution to Canadian football. Wally Buono, who retired as B.C. Lions head coach at season’s end, was awarded the Hugh Campbell Distinguished Leadership award.Buono, 68, capped a 46-year career as a player, coach, GM and league governor. The Canadian Football Hall of Famer and member of the Order of Canada captured a record 282 regular-season wins and won seven Grey Cups, including five as a coach.By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press read more

Downing Street intervenes in Jack Shepherd case urging fugitive to hand himselfDowning Street intervenes in Jack Shepherd case urging fugitive to hand himself

Charlotte Brown,who was killed in a speedboat crash on the River ThamesCredit:Metropolitan Police “That is why the Ministry of Justice is looking into the case and the issues that it raises.”Graham Brown, Charlotte’s father, has said he has “no confidence” the police are actively seeking Shepherd.“I suspect police haven’t got a clue where he is,” he told the Telegraph.“They’ve posted him missing on Interpol and that’s about it. I would question what kind of priority and resources they’re putting into finding him. I believe that if they threw enough resources at it, they would find him.“I have got no confidence, actually, that the authorities are actively looking for him.”Mr Brown also criticised Shepherd’s family, who are based in Devon, for failing to speak out publicly and urge him to hand himself in. “The Metropolitan Police are rightly doing all they can to track down Shepherd to bring him to face justice.”The Prime Minister understands and sympathises with the significant public concerns around this case. Downing Street has heaped further pressure on speedboat killer Jack Shepherd to hand himself in and face justice.The Prime Minister’s spokesman waded into the case amid increasing pressure on the authorities to locate Shepherd, 31, who has been on the run for nearly ten months.The web designer was found guilty in his absence in July of the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown, 24, who drowned after he drunkenly flipped his boat while showing off late at night on the Thames in December 2015.The decision to grant leave to appeal his conviction with the help of legal aid, despite failing to serve a single day of his six-year jail sentence, has caused outrage and prompted David Gauke, the Justice Secretary, to vow to examine legal aid rules.The Prime Minister’s official spokesman acknowledged that the case raised “significant public concerns”.”The Prime Minister’s strongest sympathies are with the family of Charlotte Brown, and Jack Shepherd should give himself up right away to face justice,” he said. Charlotte Brown,who was killed in a speedboat crash on the River Thames Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

UKs Ministry of Defence linked to Airbus drone crash in Australian outbackUKs Ministry of Defence linked to Airbus drone crash in Australian outback

Airbus began using the area as a base for its Zephyr drone last December because it has an unrestricted airspace and clear weather conditions that make it ideal for launching the aircraft. The MoD said in 2016 that it was buying at least two Zephyr 8 aircraft in a £10.6m contract. Development of the aircraft, built by Airbus Defence and Space, has been part funded by the MoD and its design is top secret.An MOD spokesperson said: “A Zephyr aircraft trial which took place in mid-March in NW Australia was interrupted earlier than planned due to adverse weather conditions. We are working hard on preparing for the next trial.”The crash will represent a setback to Airbus and the MoD’s drone test programme.Dr Malcolm Davis, Senior Analyst in Defence Strategy and Capability at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI): “It certainly is a setback for Airbus, because the Zephyr is a key product. It’s a very cutting-edge platform, so these types of incidents are to be expected,” said .He told The Telegraph that while he couldn’t speculate on the cause of the crash or the purpose of the flight, the platform provides something similar to a satellite for a much lower cost.“It makes it possible to have an eye in the sky for months on end if necessary. Then it can be brought down and serviced. These platforms are known as ‘near space’ – it operates between 60,000 feet and the beginning of outer space at 100 kilometres from earth. This is starting to be exploited for the first time.” He added that such technology can have a variety of roles, including intelligence surveillance reconnaissance for the military, for civil purposes or as a communications system instead of a satellite.With up to 20 Airbus staff working on the project, the initiative was sold as part of an ongoing effort to establish an emerging space industry.Rumours that Facebook was involved in the Zephyr programme have been denied.Speaking about the MoD’s Zephyr programme Rear Admiral James Morley, Director Capability JFC, said recently: “Designed and built in the UK, Zephyr is one of the cutting-edge technologies that we are exploring to maintain our competitive advantage in communications and surveillance.” A secret Ministry of Defence funded drone worth £5 million has crashed in a remote part of Western Australia during tests.The Zephyr – described as the world’s first unmanned aircraft of its kind to fly in the stratosphere – went down during tests flights being conducted by Airbus, its manufacturer, on behalf of the MoD.The drone, which is the latest of a series of unmanned British military aircraft to crash during tests and reconnaissance operations, is designed to hover at more than 65,000 feet for months at a time. It can be used for surveillance or to provide a temporary boost to communications.In 2017 two multi-million pound British Army reconnaissance drones crashed into the sea earlier leading commanders to temporarily ground the fleet.Three years earlier a multimillion pound Army reconnaissance Watchkeeper drone had to be written off when it nose-dived into a runway because of a computer glitch.It has now emerged the Zephyr, which has a 25-metre wingspan, crashed near the remote town of Wyndham, 1242 miles from the state capital of Perth, last month. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Poll Are you happy with the UK election resultsPoll Are you happy with the UK election results

first_imgPoll: Are you happy with the UK election results? Brexit is looming and the UK doesn’t have a majority party. Jun 9th 2017, 8:53 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Jonathan Brady 20,955 Views Larry the cat sits outside 10 Downing Street. Image: Jonathan Brady I don’t know (2436) Share1 Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/3434805 Friday 9 Jun 2017, 8:53 AM 54 Comments Larry the cat sits outside 10 Downing Street. Poll Results: Yes (4928) No (3787) AND SO IT’S a hung parliament.Theresa May’s Conservative Party will fall short of a 326-seat majority and will likely look to Northern Ireland’s DUP to make up the numbers.The loss of the Conservative majority comes at the hands of a Labour Party which performed above most expectations – 50 seats in some cases.But, with a looming Brexit negotiation and a weakening sterling, are you happy with the result?We’re asking: Are you happy with the UK election results? YesNoI don’t knowVote By Paul Hosford Short URLlast_img read more

Paspaley abandons plans for Rottnest Island resortPaspaley abandons plans for Rottnest Island resort

first_imgThe Paspaley family’s much-anticipated $70 million luxury Pinctada resort development on WA’s Rottnest Island has been shelved. Marilyn Paspaley of the pearling dynasty has abandoned plans for a 120-room resort and spas overlooking Longreach Bay on the island, because of too many “constraints”. Ms Paspaley says that outdated bureaucratic processes have killed off her vision for the project In June WA Tourism Minister Kim Hames told a parliamentary hearing that Pinctada’s inability to raise finance for the project had thrown the project into “limbo”. Paspaley have denied this, claiming time frames imposed by the WA government were unrealistic. In 2010, the WA government named Pinctada as its preferred developer, and that the resort would provide the island its first new accommodation since the 1980s. In 2009 a consortium led by Broadwater Hotels and Resorts collapsed after two years of negotiations to develop a similar resort on Rottnest. Paspaley is among the few developers to successfully build hotels in WA over the past 20 years, including Pinctada Cable Beach in Broome. Paspaley holds The Kimberley Grande and McAlpine House in Broome. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Flexible pricing plans part of new energy campaignFlexible pricing plans part of new energy campaign

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Victorian Coalition Government has launched a new public information campaign to help Victorians take charge of their power usage. The campaign, launched this week, is based upon the establishment of a $1 million Energy Information Fund to provide Victorians with the facts they need to make informed decisions about new flexible electricity pricing options. It also includes an ‘interactive web-based tool’ to help people understand their power usage profile and decide whether flexible pricing is the right option for their household. Minister for Energy and Resources Nicholas Kotsiras said optional flexible pricing plans will be introduced from mid-September to “give Victorians more choice when they are looking for power plans that can save them money”. “Flexible pricing will not be for everyone,” he said, “and the Coalition Government is committed to making sure consumers have all the information and tools they need to decide whether to take up the new plans or not.” The Energy Information Fund will provide funding to not-for-profit organisations to ensure that multicultural, disadvantaged and hard-to-reach Victorians remain informed about the electricity market and flexible pricing. “It is especially important that groups like seniors, people with disability and people with English as a second language get the facts they need to help them sort through all the options being marketed so they can choose the best plan,” Mr Kotsiras said. “The Energy Information Fund will be supported by the Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre whose specialist skills and networks will help us make sure that these important messages get through to all Victorians.” To use this tool and learn more about flexible pricing, visit www.switchon.vic.gov.aulast_img read more

Fort displays replicas recalling Civil Warera bivouacsFort displays replicas recalling Civil Warera bivouacs

first_imgDuring the Memorial Day Observance on Monday at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, emcee Larry Smith asked veterans of the Gulf, Vietnam and Korean wars, as well as World War II, to stand and be recognized.But the presence of soldiers (or at least their legacies) from more distant wars wasn’t far from the event. As the observance unfolded, a group of volunteers clad in wool uniforms clutching black powder muzzleloader rifles (weapons that took nine steps to load) stood outside a replica Civil War-era military bivouac, a temporary camp used by soldiers.“The least authentic thing is my being really old,” joked Mitch Rice, a 65-year-old who pointed out that a typical soldier from the era was age 25. “You wouldn’t have a really old soldier.”The volunteers were from 1st Oregon Volunteer Infantry, a nonprofit that holds battle re-enactments and other “living history” events intended to give the public a feel for the past.Mike Twist, interpretive park ranger and historic weapons coordinator at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, said that the site works with the volunteers to reach the public and educate them about the role of the Pacific Northwest’s military during the Civil War.last_img read more

Cafu tips Vinicius Junior for greatnessCafu tips Vinicius Junior for greatness

first_imgThe legendary Brazilian defender believes the Real Madrid youngster has what it takes to make history with the Spanish club.Vinicius Junior signed for Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid when he was just 16 years old.But when he turned 18, he completed his £38 million moves, and after some games with the B squad, his finding his way into the first team without any problem.And this is why legendary Brazilian full-back Cafu has tipped the teenager to do great things with Los Blancos.“What Vinicius is doing is not a surprise to me, as we knew about his potential,” Cafu was quoted by The Daily Mail.“He is not Cristiano Ronaldo and there is still a lot of difference between the two, as Cristiano made history at Real Madrid and Portugal.”“Vinicius, however, has what it takes to create make history at Real Madrid,” Cafu added.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Vinicius started his youth career with the Brazilian Flamengo youth system in 2005.“He has to be focused on football, have commitment and ambition,” Cafu warned the youngster.“Great players always have to demonstrate something else and can’t lose focus.”Vinicius has played in the last nine matches for Real Madrid, each one of them playing better and better.“He’s responsible, as Brazilian players are accustomed to wanting to assume that kind of responsibility and particularly in clubs as big as Real Madrid,” Cafu concluded.The Brazilian forward is also making his way into the national team, having already been called to the U15, U17, and U20 squads.He has yet to be called to the senior team, but his good performances mean that will come soon.last_img read more

PNP Convention Feb 19 Weekend South Caicos woman announces at large interestPNP Convention Feb 19 Weekend South Caicos woman announces at large interest

first_img Coming budget proposes police recruitment and aerial surveillance, says Premier Premier renews promises, promotes peace in Christmas Message Related Items:progressive national party, rufus ewing, sheba wilson Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Feb 2016 – The Progressive National party headquarters is undergoing a rushed clean-up as the governing party prepares for a weekend of events in its first National Convention in years. During the announcement to inform the nation that the PNP had won the right to have its Progress House returned, Premier and Party Leader, Hon Rufus Ewing talked about the weekend which he said would be devoted also to a Community Clean up at the headquarters. Already, there are whispers of possible contenders for seats in the upcoming General Elections on the PNP ticket and one bold announcement already made by Leeward & Long Bay Hills District PNP Executive, Sheba Wilson. Wilson, who is Human Resources, Assistant Director at Grace Bay Club told radio listeners that she will offer as an at large candidate even though she has not yet formally, in writing expressed her interest to Party Leader Ewing. NEW CHAIRMAN, PNP keeps Ewing Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

County letter states coal worriesCounty letter states coal worries

first_imgThe Clark County Board of Commissioners sent a letter on June 21 to the state Department of Ecology and to Cowlitz County outlining its worries about a proposed coal export terminal in Longview, saying they “cannot ignore the potentially significant, adverse impacts on our citizens.”On Monday, the Vancouver City Council agreed to draft a resolution also expressing concerns about the impacts coal trains traveling from Wyoming to a proposed export terminal in Longview may have. Numerous other regional cities have also drafted resolutions or sent letters of concern about the six proposed coal export terminals intended to serve as a conduit for coal from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana to China. In between the basin and the terminals, however, are hundreds of miles of train tracks, many of which run through Clark County. As many as 5,840 additional trains could flow through the county annually as a result, the letter said.While the commissioners wrote that they support job creation and a healthy economy, they requested that any environmental impact review — which is being co-led by the state Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County — “carefully consider the regional impacts of this proposal, including direct, indirect and cumulative effects in Clark County.”“We have concerns about how added rail traffic could harm the quality of life in Clark County, especially for those living and owning businesses near the rail lines,” the letter read. “Impacts could include: emergency response delays; increased traffic congestion; air and noise pollution due to idling trains; air pollution created by coal dust; blocked pedestrian and bicycle access to the waterfront; destabilizing steep slopes adjacent to the tracks; and changes to established quiet zones.”Extra planning will be needed to accommodate up to 16 trains, each a mile long, per day, the letter said. “As part of the analysis, the county thinks full consideration of alternatives and mitigation measures is in order,” the commissioners wrote.last_img read more

As Pollock Season Begins Bycatch Debate LoomsAs Pollock Season Begins Bycatch Debate Looms

first_imgF/V Auriga prepares for the start of B season. (Lauren Rosenthal, KUCB – Unalaska)As the Bering Sea’s largest fishery opened on Tuesday, pollock fishermen were looking forward to a strong B season. They were also wading through a tide of criticism from rural users, who believe the industry’s catching too much salmon.Brent Paine represents more than 70 pollock trawlers for United Catcher Boats.“I think a lot of the cooperatives are going to start early — like right now or this week — because of their concern for Chinook salmon bycatch,” Paine said. “That tends to increase in the later part of the B season.”On top of that, many vessels will be using excluder nets to let salmon escape. And Paine says they’ll all participate in the rolling hotspot closure program — avoiding areas where other trawlers have run into high concentrations of salmon.But those tactics aren’t enough to relieve tension between commercial and subsistence fishermen. It came to a head last week, when the North Pacific Fishery Management Council met in Nome.“It was probably one of the toughest meetings I’ve attended in 20 years,” Paine said.The council heard hours of testimony from western Alaskans. Many of them are facing closures and restrictions on fishing this summer because of poor salmon returns. And many were upset that commercial fishermen haven’t been asked to cut back on bycatch in the same way.Ben Stevens is a Koyukon Athabascan. As KNOM reported, Stevens traveled almost 500 miles from the Upper Yukon to speak at the council meeting.“I would like to demand of you some courage to help us stem this tide,” Steven said. “Because it’s happening to us. The fact of the matter is the fish are going away and we need help. You guys are it.”The North Pacific council agreed to take a closer look at a few options for reducing bycatch. They may expand the incentive-based program for avoiding salmon in the trawl fleet, and they may adjust the hard cap on salmon taken as bycatch.The council isn’t expected to revisit the issue until late in the year — after the pollock B season ends in October.KNOM’s Matthew Smith contributed to this report.last_img read more

Special paving for the visionimpaired peopleSpecial paving for the visionimpaired people

first_imgFootpaths in Dhaka are being adjusted for the visually impaired people. Karwan Bazar, Dhaka, 11 January. Photo: Abdus SalamSome of the newly laid footpaths in Dhaka city have special yellow and red tiles. These are to facilitate visually impaired persons.The yellow tiles are set along the centre with the red ones on either side. The yellow ones have four vertical raised lines as warnings and the red tiles have block patterns. This works as a code while walking. At the end of the footpath, the yellow tiles have a pattern of 6×6 dots, indicating a change ahead.Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has already finished laying up the tiles in Gulistan, Bailey Road, and New Market areas while Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has finished with the Karwan Bazar, Bangla Motor, Green Road, Gulshan and Banani areas.Several visually impaired pedestrians were happy with this initiative enterprise, though several complained about obstacles and insufficient indicators.Md. Jahangir Alam, co-ordinator of Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) Bangladesh said, “We had been asking for such footpaths for the visually impaired,” adding, “There are some problems though. At places there the raised lines are on the red tiles though they should be on the yellow ones. Then in some places there are trees and electric poles on the pavements without any indication. I faced problem on a footpath in Gulshan.”Being visually impaired himself, Jahangir shared his concerns over this lack of signs. He stressed the need for an extensive campaign to let the visually impaired know about the special pavements.Neither visually impaired persons nor common pedestrians are fully aware about these special footpaths yet.This reporter found the Green Road footpath, a straight route from Panthapath to Farmgate, has been paved with yellow tiles with dot patterns (a signal to stop) instead of raised bars (the signal to go).Moreover, there are various obstacles including the foot over bridge stairs, telephone poles, metal barriers for reckless motorcycle drivers, shops and bus stop shelters.Khan Mohammad Billal, chief executive officer of DSCC, said, “We are looking into these problems. We have to consult organisations working with the visually impaired.”*This report has been rewritten in English by Nusrat Nowrin.last_img read more

Ninth Doctor Faces Mythical Threat in New ComicNinth Doctor Faces Mythical Threat in New Comic

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on target The Doctors are in: Titan Comics on Wednesday released two new Doctor Who stories.In “Slayer’s Song: Part 2,” the Ninth Doctor, Rose, and Captain Jack Harkness continue their adventures in Brazil, while the Eleventh Doctor and Alice must battle a rogue Silent in “The Tragical History Tour: Part 1.”Visiting 17th century South America on a “transtemporal mystery tour,” the Ninth Doctor meets Yiara, the Brazilian Lady of the Lake. Long thought a myth, the water nymph/siren/mermaid turns out to be an aquatic alien making an unscheduled stop on Earth.comiXologyBut Yiara isn’t the only interloper: Tara Mishra, member of a top-secret military taskforce, has stowed away on the TARDIS, serving as little more than a pain in the Doctor’s arse.“We do this kind of stuff all the time. Protecting the Earth, fighting monsters, piece of cake,” Mishra explains, before admitting she’s in “big trouble.”“I’m being crushed by living water,” she continues. “I wouldn’t mind, but I actually thought this time-travel stuff would be fun. There’s me, the Doctor, Jack Harkness (a walking chat-up line if ever you’ve seen one) and Rose Tyler.“I’m pretty sure Rose doesn’t like me being around. But that’s fine. Because if the water doesn’t get me, the snarling fish-people will!”Written by Cavan Scott with art by Cris Bolson, the finale comes with three covers, including one by illustrator Marc Ellerby in Rick and Morty-style, and is available in print from Titan Comics ($8) or digitally from comiXology ($3.99).Fans of the fezes and bowties, meanwhile, can check out the latest adventure in the Eleventh Doctor’s third year.From writer Alex Paknadel and artist I.N.J. Culbard, Issue 3.3 finds the Doctor and companion Alice Obiefune caring for a young Sapling.comiXologyPreviously, in an effort to be remembered, one Silent used the Doctor and Alice’s memories to form a “new creation.” But when its plans were foiled, a Sapling is born. And now, the sentient being containing the Doctor’s and Alice’s memories is aboard the TARDIS.And while they remember that an entity known as The Scream is after them, “they can’t … quite … remember what it looks like,” the comiXology synopsis said.“The Tragical History Tour: Part 1” comes with four covers, and is available in print and digital form for $8 and $3.99, respectively.last_img read more

Colin Hold Baker Mayfield to a higher standard because hes the 1Colin Hold Baker Mayfield to a higher standard because hes the 1

first_img Advertisement The majority of the media was slobbering over Baker Mayfield’s NFL preseason debut against the Giants where he threw for over 200 yards and 2 TD’s. Colin wasn’t as impressed as most.He thought Mayfield looked fine, but he wasn’t wowed over his performance, and thinks that the bar for Mayfield should be higher because he was the #1 overall pick in the draft. Colin has always said Baker will win games in the NFL, but he still thinks Sam Darnold has a higher ceiling and better physical tools and size. Last night, he was more impressed with Tyrod Taylor, who led an impressive scoring drive against New York’s first team defense, than Mayfield.Here’s Colin to explain why he wasn’t blown away by Baker’s debut like everyone else.Hold Baker Mayfield to a higher standard, he’s the No. 1 pick.@ColinCowherd with his 3 takeaways from Baker’s preseason debut pic.twitter.com/T4iXvMhW73— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 10, 2018last_img read more