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Facebook Fire Challenge Faces Criticism

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Manchester United beat 10-man West Ham for sixth successive win

first_imgManchester United benefited from a controversial red card and an equally debatable goal to beat 10-man West Ham 2-0 in the English Premier League on Monday, earning a sixth successive victory.Substitute Juan Mata gave United the lead before Zlatan Ibrahimovic secured victory from what clearly appeared to be an offside position, after referee Mike Dean had controversially dismissed Sofiane Feghouli in the opening stages. (Also read: Jose Mourinho hails Manchester United late show as tribute to birthday boy Alex Ferguson)Despite its numerical advantage, United struggled to break down the home side for long spells and required a number of saves from goalkeeper David de Gea to keep West Ham out.”I think it was not a very good performance,” United manager Jose Mourinho said. “I think it’s very difficult to play football in these circumstances, 48 hours,” after both teams’ previous fixtures.”Only when I brought fresh people on, Mata and (Marcus) Rashford, the team was different,” Mourinho added. “We gave width with Rashford, we gave an extra body in the creative area with Mata.”West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said his club would appeal against the three-game ban Feghouli is facing after his challenge on Phil Jones.”I was very surprised (at the red card), I wouldn’t have been happy with a yellow. The more times I’ve seen it, it’s the other way round, it was Jones who made a more dangerous tackle than Feghouli,” Bilic said.”We are gutted and frustrated, but I’m very proud of the team and I told them after the game that if we continue to work hard and play for each other, we don’t have to worry, we’re going to be very high on the table.”advertisementFeghouli, making his first Premier League start for West Ham, was sent off after just 15 minutes in what replays suggested was a harsh decision.Manuel Lanzini brought two strong saves from De Gea before the break, while Michail Antonio was crucially denied by the Spanish goalkeeper when through one-on-one on the hour mark.West Ham was made to pay just three minutes later with Mourinho’s alterations proving crucial as Rashford beat two defenders before setting up Mata to finish from close range.United wrapped up the victory 12 minutes from time when Ibrahimovic reacted first as the ball bounced off Ander Herrera to fire low and hard past Darren Randolph from just inside the box, with replays showing the striker had been marginally offside.United had struggled to create chances before the break, but did draw one of the saves of the season from West Ham keeper, Randolph, in the 35th, before Jesse Lingard produced an equally spectacular miss.Antonio Valencia was set up at the back post after good work from Ibrahmovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but was foiled by the sprawling Randolph, who prevented the ball from crossing his line by the narrowest of margins.The rebound fell to Lingard with the goal at his mercy, but he could only direct his effort onto the post from two yards out, with West Ham somehow escaping as the ball bounced into Randolph’s hands.United remains sixth in the table, but has now moved within five points of second-place Liverpool, which was held to a 2-2 draw at Sunderland earlier on Monday.West Ham dropped to 13th.last_img read more

In The Spotlight – Rebecca Tavo

first_imgIn the twelfth edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Women’s Open player, Rebecca Tavo, speaks about what it means to her to be representing her country at the 2011 World Cup and the biggest influences on her Touch Football career so far.    Name: Rebecca TavoNickname: TavoAge: 28Affiliate: BMTAOccupation: Train DriverPosition: LinkDebut for Australia: Mixed Open 2007 World Cup, Women’s Open 2010 Trans Tasman.Career highlights so far: Country Club Brisbane champions four years in a row with Sharon Martin, Nat Parker, Leasha Thouard, Katie Curtis and Sharon Freshwater.How you got involved in Touch Football: My Dad and my first local club team in south Hedland, Western Australia – ‘Turtles’ in 1994.Favourite player: Sharon Martin. What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: It has been my dream since I watched Australia on TV when I was 10. I remember they were talking about a girl in the Australian team. She was an aboriginal girl, and I think she played on the wing. I just remember saying to myself that I wanted to play for Australia. That I could do it! I wonder who that girl was?Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: The Country Club girls and Gary Madders. Although of recent Renee Murphy has got me up to scratch in the last few years (mainly with DEFENCE policy) at the Uni Rebels in Queensland. I can thank her for my Australian Women’s selection. Favourite sporting moment: Cathy Freeman winning gold for Australia at the Olympics.What do you know about Scotland: It’s beautiful, nice buildings and castles, lots of pubs. They hold the Edinburgh 7’s in May.Any superstitions: Touch woodFunniest Australian teammate: Ricey aka Quirky (Alicia Quirk)Favourite quote: Big girl!Any travel plans for after World Cup: If Cobie comes.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup.  With only 42 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

India can match any opposition in fitness, feels women’s football coach

first_img Next Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 4, 2019UPDATED: April 4, 2019 17:14 IST Maymol Rocky said the player tracking technology has helped in the India women’s football team’s fitness (@IndianFootball Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia are currently playing the the Tokyo Olympics Qualifiers Round 2India defeated Indonesia 2-0 in their opening match on WednesdayThey play their next match is against Nepal on SaturdayIndia women’s football team head coach Maymol Rocky Thursday said that her players can now match any opposition in terms of fitness and the recently-introduced player tracking technology has helped in that aspect.The Indian team is currently playing in the Tokyo Olympics Qualifiers Round 2. It defeated Indonesia 2-0 in its opening match on Wednesday. The next match is against Nepal on Saturday.”We understood that in the time frame for the AFC Olympic Qualifiers in Myanmar, we would be playing in temperatures over 40 degrees. The core group is a youthful one, physically very robust, and can match any opposition,” Maymol said.”This batch of girls can play 90 minutes without tiring, and if needed, even the extra 30. Better speed, reflexes, and stamina — that is what we are stressing on. It allows us to defend with numbers, and move the ball faster in attack,” she explained.Maymol said it would not have been easy had the team not been provided the GPS technology.”The player tracking system (GPS) helps us to understand the players, and monitor their heart rate and work load. Through that we understand how much workload the player is undergoing. They also help to develop conditioning drills that help the players in general fitness.”Maymol said recovery sessions, however, stays paramount.”We want the players to be cent per cent fit and give their all in each and every match, and training session. Recovery is a very important part of that. Mandalay is very hot and humid. So the players need to increase their intake of water, and keep themselves hydrated,” the coach said.advertisement”Diet plays a major key role in fitness, and conditioning. Too much carbohydrates can lead to bloating and stiffness. We have stitched a plan for each player and they follow accordingly,” she said.Also Read | AFC Olympic Qualifiers: India women sail past Indonesia with 2-0 winAlso Read | AFC Cup: Chennaiyin FC, Minerva Punjab share spoils in group stage openerFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow India women’s football teamFollow head coachFollow FitnessFollow Maymol RockyFollow 2020 Tokyo OlympicsFollow qualifiers India can match any opposition in fitness, feels women’s football coachMaymol Rocky, coach of the India women’s football team, said that her girls can match players from any country when it comes to fitness on the field.advertisementlast_img read more

Youth Urged To Start Animation Businesses

first_img A key player in the international animation industry is encouraging Jamaican youths to think seriously about starting their own local animation businesses.President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian-based, Toon Boom Animation, Joan Vogelesang, said entrepreneurship is the way to go. “Think in terms of being entrepreneurs and try to find a way to hook into that international network that is out there. It doesn’t have to be a big company, it can just be two or three of you coming together,” she advised.Ms. Vogelesang was speaking on October 24 at the inaugural staging of the ‘I Believe’ National Youth Consultative Conference held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston.The event, held under the patronage of Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, was geared at engaging young people on a number of issues, including employment, training, entrepreneurship and education.Ms. Vogelesang, who attended high school in Jamaica, said her dream is to see a vibrant and active animation industry established in the country, and has vowed to work with the Government and other stakeholders to make this dream a reality.Her company, Toon Boom Animation, is a digital content and animation creation software company, present in over 122 countries across the globe and has helped to develop major animation sectors in countries such as India.Ms. Vogelesang said the US$222.8 billion animation industry continues to evolve and there are endless opportunities for Jamaica to tap into the sector.She cited GSW Animation Limited as a clear example of the possibilities available, pointing out that the local company recently landed its second major international contract.She is therefore encouraging young persons with an interest in the industry to get educated and trained in the field of animation, so that they can take advantage of the many opportunities when they arise.“We need to make sure that we can adapt to the quality and the timing of the industry. We need to develop qualified manpower based on the principles of animation, because when the productions come in…we are going to need hundreds, if not thousands of people ultimately, to fill the jobs that are going to be required in this sector,” she informed.She noted that technology has allowed animators to do business all around the world without having to leave their home country. “So we can build a great and vibrant industry here with studios resident here, providing good jobs for young people right here at home,” she noted.The Governor-General, in bringing greetings, said the National Youth Conference is geared at engaging young people and increasing dialogue on issues affecting their wellbeing.He said the hope is that the seminar will open several doors of opportunity for the participants and challenge them to be more alert in seizing those opportunities.Scores of young people from all 14 parishes, hungry for information on training and employment opportunities, turned out for the event, which forms a major part of the I Believe Initiative (IBI).Other presenters included Motivational speaker and author, Alvin Day and Businessman, Levi Roots.The IBI is a values-based programme developed on the concept that “there is nothing wrong with Jamaica that cannot be fixed with what is right with Jamaica.”The initiative was born out of the inaugural speech given by the Governor-General at the swearing-in ceremony on February 26, 2009.Following two years of broad-based consultations, the IBI was developed and was officially launched in May 2011 at King’s House. Ms. Vogelesang said the US$222.8 billion animation industry continues to evolve. Toon Boom Animation President and CEO, Joan Vogelesang, said entrepreneurship is the way to go. Story Highlights Jamaican youths urged to think seriously about starting their own local animation businesses.last_img read more

Defence chief scheduled to testify in ViceAdmiral Mark Norman pretrial today

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada’s top military officer, Gen. Jonathan Vance, is slated to take the witness stand today as a pre-trial hearing resumes for his former second-in-command, suspended Vice-Admiral Mark Norman.Vance is expected to face questions over whether Defence Department officials tried to prevent Norman’s lawyers from accessing departmental records and what instructions he gave military officers about talking to journalists.The court heard five days of arguments last month, during which Norman’s lawyers accused the government of hiding key documents, preventing access to witnesses and cherry-picking what information is made public.Suspended in January 2017 as vice-chief of defence staff, Norman was charged last March with one count of breach of trust in connection with the alleged leak of cabinet secrets around a $700-million shipbuilding contract.He denies any wrongdoing and vowed to fight the charge.Court heard this morning that former Liberal cabinet minister Scott Brison has turned over personal emails that may be relevant to the case and that he has retained lawyers to ensure his privacy is properly protected.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

NASA ESA project offers people 13L rupees to lie in bed for

first_imgBerlin: A new project offers to pay volunteers nearly 13 lakh rupees to lie in bed for 60 days to help scientists study how weightlessness affects the human body, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) said. Effective countermeasures against bone and muscle atrophy must be developed if astronauts are to live for long periods of time in space or on the Moon and Mars. DLR in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA, has launched the Artificial Gravity Bed Rest Study (AGBRESA). The study will investigate the use of artificial gravity as a possible means of preventing the negative effects of weightlessness on the human body, DLR said in a statement. During the three-month study, two thirds of the test participants will be ‘rotated’ each day while lying in the DLR short-arm centrifuge in the :envihab aerospace medical research facility. According to a report in CNN, the study participants will be paid 16,500 euros or nearly 13 lakh rupees. “Crewed spaceflight will continue to be important in the future in order to carry out experiments in microgravity, but we must make it as safe as possible for the astronauts,” said Hansjorg Dittus, DLR Executive Board Member for Space Research and Technology. “This bed rest study conducted by DLR, NASA and ESA offers space researchers from all over Europe and the USA the opportunity to work together and jointly acquire as much scientific knowledge about human physiology as possible,” Dittus said. The 12 female and 12 male volunteers will spend 60 days in the beds, according to DLR. They will remain there for 89 days, including the pre-test and recovery phases. All experiments, meals, and leisure pursuits will take place lying down during the bed-rest phase. The participants will be restricted in their movements, so that the strain on muscles, tendons and the skeletal system is reduced. The beds are angled downwards towards the head end by six degrees. This will simulate the displacement of bodily fluids experienced by astronauts in a microgravity environment. “Both effects are similar to what astronauts experience in space,” said Leticia Vega, Associate Chief Scientist for International Collaborations for NASA’s Human Research Program. “Although the effects of weightlessness are primarily investigated on the International Space Station, analogues such as :envihab are helpful when studying certain research topics under controlled conditions on Earth. These findings will later be validated on the ISS,” Vega said.last_img read more

Search for next chief of UN health agency narrowed to five candidates

The Executive Board of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today said that it has narrowed to five the list of candidates to replace outgoing Director-General Gro Harlem Brundtland. Included in the short list are Julio Frenk of Mexico, Jong Wook Lee of the Republic of Korea, Pascoal Manuel Mocumbi of Mozambique, Peter Piot of Belgium and Ismail Sallam of Egypt. Following a round of interviews, the 32 expert-members of the Board will vote on 28 January, the final day of its 111th session, for the candidate who will be nominated to the World Health Assembly for confirmation in May. The new Director-General will take over from Dr. Brundtland on 21 July. read more

End of the lullaby as younger parents eschew the bedtime ritual survey

 Laura Jane-Foley, a soprano singer and ambassador for the Lullaby Trust which aims to prevent unexpected deaths in infancy and promote infant health, said: “Singing to children is just as important as reading to them.”The musical three R’s of rhythm, rhyming and repetition are crucial to a child’s mental and emotional development. “And, by participating in the shared activity of singing, parents are strengthening the bonds between parent and child.” 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. It may once have been seen by parents as a staple of the bedtime regime – but now it seems that lullabies are falling out of favour as younger parents eschew the ritual.  Just over a third (38 per cent) of parents sing lullabies to their children aged under five, according to a YouGov poll of over 2,000 adults.  But the vast majority – 70 per cent – of those who sing lullabies are aged over 45-years-old, suggesting that the practise is less popular with younger parents.The poll shows that women are more than twice as likely to sing to their children every night than men.  –– ADVERTISEMENT ––Research carried out at Great Ormond Street Hospital has previously shown that lullabies help to make children feel better.  They sang the songs to a group of children under three, some of whom were waiting for heart transplants, and monitored their heart rates and pain perception.  Results of the study, published by the journal Psychology of Music, showed that a group of child patients at the hospital experienced lower heart rates, less anxiety and reduced perception of pain after they had lullabies sung to them.  A separate study, published by the National Literacy Trust last year, found that  singing songs and rhymes with your baby and young child support language development and reading skills by encouraging children to listen carefully to predict. read more

Mother accused of murdering two of her children sobs in dock

Detectives have given no indication about the nature of the incident, but confirmed it was not a shooting and said it was confined to one property.A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said no one else is being sought in connection with the incident. 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. A mother sobbed in the dock on Monday as she was accused of murdering two of her children at their home in Sheffield.Sarah Barrass, 34, is charged with killing Blake Barrass, 14, and Tristan Barrass, 13, at the property in the Shiregreen area on Friday.Brandon Machin, 37, also appeared in the dock at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court charged with their murder.It remains unclear how the boys were killed, but four other children were taken to hospital for treatment following the incident at the house.Mr Machin has also been charged with three counts of attempted murder against two separate children, who cannot be named for legal reasons.Ms Barrass began sobbing as soon as she entered the dock yesterday morning for the 10-minute hearing.She and Mr Machin appeared wearing grey prison T-shirts and flanked by three security dock officers.They spoke to confirm their names, dates of birth, addresses and nationalities.No application for bail was made and they were remanded in custody to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday.Ms Barrass could be heard shouting as she left the dock.Police were called to a semi-detached house in Shiregreen at around 7.30am on Friday. read more

Jan Pytlick is new advisor of ZRK Vardar Skopje

Jan Pytlickzrk vardar ← Previous Story Brunei appoints first proffesional NT head-coach Next Story → EHF Cup Group stage began: HSV beat Gorenje Only 10 days after they parted with the Danish coach Kim Rasmussen, ZRK Vardar appointed his compatriot Jan Pytlick for a new advisor and member of the coaching staff. Legendary Dane, Olympic champion from 2000 and 2004 with Denmark, is one of the most successful active coaches in women’s handball. However, he will be only addition to the coaching team led by Indira Kastratovic.He ended his job with the Danish squad after failure at Women’s EHF EURO 2014, where Denmark didn’t qualified for semi-finals.Hopefully, the love between Pytlick and team from Skopje will last more than 28 days as the last one with Rasmussen… read more

Simon Harris pleased to announce Crumlin Hospital scoliosis theatre to open in

first_img 26,836 Views Source: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ieUpdated 6.39pmMINISTER FOR HEALTH Simon Harris has announced that a new operating theatre for the treatment of scoliosis is to open at Crumlin Children’s Hospital in April.Speaking in the Dáil this evening, Harris said he was “pleased to announce” the opening. The announcement has come as an RTÉ Investigates programme claimed that patient waiting lists around the country are far larger than official estimates suggested.The new theatre is to carry out 194 spinal operations, a significant increase on last year according to Harris.The Minister also said that children on waiting lists must be treated within the scheduled wait time or have their case outsourced to private clinics for treatment.He added that a HSE action plan on scoliosis is now to be delivered by the end of the month.While the new theatre may be set to open, an older theatre closing means that capacity will not necessarily be greatly enhanced. Simon Harris ‘pleased to announce’ Crumlin Hospital scoliosis theatre to open in April It has emerged that there are an extra 80,000 people on hospital waiting lists outside the government’s official figures. http://jrnl.ie/3226537 By Sean Murray Source: Roisin Shortall/Twitter Feb 7th 2017, 6:39 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 7 Feb 2017, 6:39 PMcenter_img The HSE previously told TheJournal.ie that Crumlin hospital commenced using the new theatre in November 2016 “to enable training with new equipment and also to facilitate spinal surgery in the most up-to-date environment”.Recruitment of nursing staff continues and until all staff are in place this theatre will not provide additional capacity.A new orthopaedic surgeon hire is now set to be in place for the end of June, according to Harris.Last night’s programme showcased how thousands of patients waiting for appointments and procedures in Irish hospitals are not included in the official waiting list figures.The total number of people waiting on the inpatient/day case waiting list as published by the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) on the 30 December 2016 was 81,015.However, RTÉ Investigates uncovered evidence that shows there are at least two other significant waiting lists which are not published by the NTPF.Speaking on Claire Byrne Live following the show, Health Minister Simon Harris defended the waiting list figures and rejected the idea that the government was not being open and fair on the issue.He did say, however, that he was “ashamed” and “heartbroken” at the number of people waiting for treatment.Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil today that Harris will speak to the heads of the Health Service Executive and the National Treatment Purchase Fund about the disclosure that many more patients were on the list than was first thought.“I found it difficult to watch,” said Kenny, speaking about last night’s programme.He outlined, that as of 31 January, there were 193 patients awaiting spinal procedures in Crumlin Children’s Hospital, of which 143 were for new spinal fusions.On average there are additional 250 patients every year, he said.He said the children’s hospital group confirmed there were 133 spinal fusions for scoliosis conducted in 2016, of which 44 were carried out by the private sector.Waiting listsThe RTÉ programme delved into the personal stories of patients who have remained on waiting lists for a long period of time.One of those on a waiting list is 13-year-old Megan who suffers from scoliosis, and her spinal curvature means she now finds it almost impossible to attend school.Megan described how she can feel sick with the pain and the programme revealed how she is forced to endure it while waiting for her surgery. Megan said, “I’m just sick of this stupid thing.” Share907 Tweet Email2 Shocking denial of people’s human rights to critical healthcare. We must end this shameful scandal! #RTEInvestigates— Roisin Shortall (@RoisinShortall) February 6, 2017 Short URL The Taoiseach told the Dáil today that the scoliosis issue “is an absolute priority”.He said more will be done, adding that the private sector will “assist with this”.“The opening of a brand new theatre [at Crumlin Children’s Hospital] is dependent upon the recruitment of adequately trained staff and, believe me, the efforts that are going on to have staff who are qualified to do this work are exceptional,” said Kenny.Kenny said Minister Harris has called in the CEO of Crumlin Children’s Hospital to ask why an operating theatre has not been opened.“This is an issue that the minister himself was upset about,” said the Taoiseach.Additional reporting Cianan BrennanRead: Stories of people on hospital waiting lists are “absolutely inexcusable”, says Simon HarrisRead: ‘We had to get up at 4am and travel nearly four hours so Mum could get chemo’ Source: RTÉ InvestigatesHer mother said: “All she needs is her surgery and this will go away and she can start her life again and she’s not having her surgery, she doesn’t have a date. We’re still in limbo.”The programme had a look at the numbers, which shows an extra 80,000 people on waiting lists that are not published by the State.This included 22,927 on the Pre-Admit list, which details patients from across the country waiting up to 18 months on surgical procedures.A further 59,843 patients on the Pre-Planned list which details patients who require follow-up treatment such as surgical-pin removal, cataract removal, hip replacement or even corrective spinal surgery.People on this list can be waiting anywhere between six weeks to a year.Simon HarrisAired immediately after the programme, Simon Harris was interviewed on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live and defended the waiting list figures released by the government.He said: “[Long waiting times] shouldn’t be happening. Having said that, we produce waiting list figures in this country every month.”“They show, and they’re not produced by my department, the government or the HSE, they are produced by the national treatment purchase fund. They show how many people are waiting.” Byrne then drew his attention to the other, unpublished lists.“But do they really?” Claire Byrne asked. “We have the official waiting list, and the pre-admit list and the pre-planned list.There are over 80,000 people on these lists. They aren’t published, are they?Harris didn’t respond directly but said: “Yes, they are additional, but I think you need to be careful how they are described. My understanding is that there are two types of people in those categories.The first are people who have had procedures scheduled. These are people who finally get the phone call and now have a procedure booked. Secondly, there is a category of people who aren’t clinically able to go to the next stage of their procedure.Byrne then asked: “Should we not, in the interests of fairness and openness, tell people in Ireland, rather than an RTÉ investigations unit going to find out, that these lists exist.“I don’t think that is a fair categorisation,” the Health Minister replied. “Waiting lists are published monthly. They are audited. The NTPF follow international standards.I don’t, by the way, dispute the figures. What I am saying is they do tell us something different.He said that for people who have been contacted by a hospital and given an appointment within six weeks for their procedure, “that is very different”.A HSE statement on the matter apologised to patients and said that it was “unacceptable that any patient in our care, particularly patients suffering and in pain should experience any difficulty in making contact with our hospitals”.The HSE added that it will aim to ensure that no one is waiting longer than 18 months by the end of June this year.Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Fianna Fáil Health spokesperson Billy Kelleher said we “simply don’t have the capacity” to meet demand in our hospitals. He also said hospital facilities were not being used efficiently.Róisín Shortall also called for end to this “shameful scandal”. 161 Comments last_img read more

Election Bell Rings

first_imgofficial announcement of the date of the election said he is “confident will be free and fair elections, following a spirited but peaceful campaign.” Related Items:#Electionbellrings, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 11, 2017 – Nassau – On Wednesday 10th April 2017, the people of the Bahamas will finally be able to have a say as to which political party they want to lead the country for the next five years. This comes after Prime Minister Perry Christie officially announced the date of the next general election at his office this morning. However, before Bahamians are able to voice their concerns with a ballot, many have taken to social media, the people’s platform, to voice their opinions on Christie’s announcement. While some voters took to Facebook to proudly state, “going all the way through with the PLP”. Others claim they will “Roc with Doc.” It was evident that both the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and the Free National Movement (FNM) had online support in the hundreds today. Persons supporting the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) online presence were lesser in comparison. Some however, were more concerned with the date itself. One person wrote, “in the middle of National GLAT Exams and the day of the sinking of the HMBS Flamingo, one of the worst national disasters in Bahamian history. Who advised this?” Another Bahamian said,  “They should of leave that day Sacred for those Marines who died on H.M.B.S Flamingo, May 10th, 1980.” Many persons were of the belief that this date already holds a lot of significance to the country and an election should not be scheduled on the same day. On the other hand, members of the parliament have also voiced their concerns.  Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Phillip Davis yesterday made a bold predication in an interview on a radio talk show.  He told the host of “Donald Miller Live” that the PLP will win 30 seats in the upcoming general election and the FNM will win nine.   If however, the FNM were to come out victorious, Davis questioned whether Dr. Minnis would remain the leader of the FNM. Prime Minister Christie, in his official announcement of the date of the election said he is “confident will be free and fair elections, following a spirited but peaceful campaign.”In addition to Facebook, the announcement of an election in one month raised a lot of chatter on Twitter as well. The office of the Prime Minister even took to Snapchat to announce the date. Despite differences in political preference, one thing is certain; the people of the Bahamas are ready to vote.Story by: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews#Electionbellringscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

BSO deputy arrested for trying to extort sex bonds out of jail

first_imgThe affidavit stated, “(Victim) informed deputy McLeod that he was armed and possessed a concealed weapons permit… McLeod continued the search and informed (victim) that he found narcotics on him.”The security guard denied having drugs on him and, according to the affidavit, “(Victim) was never placed in handcuffs, informed he was under arrest, nor did McLeod advise dispatch on the radio of the incident.”The affidavit went on to say the “Victim reaffirmed his innocence… McLeod reportedly stated, ‘You’re going to have to (expletive) me, I’m not only talking about one time, on a consistent basis.’”The deputy reportedly went to get something out of his vehicle, and the guard took off, ran across Hammondville Road and into some bushes. He called his wife, who picked him, and he went to the police.Now, McLeod has been fired. According to BSO, McLeod was arrested at 12:05 p.m. at the department’s Central Broward district office and will be facing charges of extortion, official misconduct and tampering with evidence.Israel released a statement saying: “It’s always disappointing to learn that a deputy who swore to serve and protect the public was only out to serve himself. I am extremely proud of the swift actions of our Internal Affairs and Public Corruption Units. Within four days of receiving the complaint, they investigated, conducted surveillance and brought forth evidence to support the immediate termination of this rookie deputy.”Because McLeod was so new to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, he was still on probation. The department, however, was able to fire him without any further investigation. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A rookie Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy bonded out of jail overnight after being arrested for fondling and trying to extort a security guard.The now former deputy, 20-year-old Trazell McLeod, covered his face with a sweatshirt as he was released on bond early Friday morning.Broward Sheriff Scott Israel’s Internal Affairs and Public Corruption Units arrested McLeod, who has been on the job for less than a year, Thursday afternoon.McLeod, who kicked off his career as a police explorer before becoming a deputy, was arrested by his colleagues. He is accused of encountering a 34-year-old man, demanding sexual favors and committing extortion.Investigators said McLeod was patrolling near the Ali Cultural Arts building in Pompano Beach, Oct. 16, when he encountered a security guard, asked him some questions and told him he needed to be frisked. It happened in the back of the building, under a security camera.According to the arrest affidavit, “McLeod frisked [victim] … In doing so, [victim] stated that McLeod grabbed his ‘private area’ and stated, ‘You’re gonna have to give me this.’ [Victim] replied, ‘What do you mean I’m gonna have to give you this?’ McLeod responded, ‘You’ll see.’”After that encounter and the conversation described by the victim, McLeod allegedly fondled the victim and then told him he would need to engage in increased sexual activity. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Walker Administration Asks For 10M For Seismic Testing In ANWR

first_imgEstimates by the Department of Interior to Congress indicated that as much as $2.2 billion could be earned from the sales of oil and gas leases there. That amount could potentially be increased depending on the survey results. Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack, spoke to a Senate Finance Committee on Monday, February 19, saying the state’s investment would pay for itself by attracting companies to bid on leases in the refuge. In December, Congress and President Donald Trump approved a federal budget that calls for oil and gas lease sales in the coastal plain. The provision to open ANWR was written in by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). State officials believe the money could be used to provide better information about the oil and gas below the surface of the coastal plain. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on February 22nd, 2018 at 05:45 amGovernor Bill Walker’s administration has submitted a request to the state Legislature to spend $10 million dollars on seismic surveying in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). But according to the Associated Press, Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen) said the state’s plan isn’t a zero-risk scenario. If surveys turn up no oil, or oil in smaller amounts than expected, it could actually decrease demand for leases. Sen. Micciche: “If you were to lease without that knowledge, sometimes folks will take that risk believing that entire area may have the potential.”last_img read more

Cisco GRAMMY Museum Announce Music Education Grant Winners

first_img Enterprise Award Grants Going To 20 Music Programs cisco-grammy-museum-announce-music-education-grant-winners News Facebook 2017 GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award to empower 20 music programs with $5,000 apiecePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 29, 2017 – 4:15 pm Cisco, the GRAMMY Museum, and the OneRepublic Good Life Foundation have teamed to distribute the 2017 GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award, 20 monetary grants of $5,000 to public school music programs, and to enable more connected classroom experiences by donating the Cisco Spark collaboration platform to recipients of the award. “We have seen the incredible benefits of our GRAMMY Signature Schools program at work in classrooms across the country, and we couldn’t be more grateful to Cisco and OneRepublic’s Good Life Foundation for their generous donation,” said Scott Goldman, GRAMMY Museum Executive Director.Music at its core is a collaborative process, and Cisco Spark will foster innovative collaboration opportunities for students and positively impact the way they work and learn. The company’s leading work with online networks has already enriched 500,000 concert attendees at dozens of Live Nation venues with WiFi, and it is committed to driving digital transformation in the music industry as well as music classrooms. “We are committed to not only supporting but also rewarding the outstanding work of the students, teachers and administrators at these schools, and hope this donation continues to make music education a reality for students across America,” said Maria Dincel, Managing Director, Olympics, Global Sponsorships and Product Placement at Cisco.Since its inception in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools Program has donated more than $2.4 million in financial assistance to school music programs nationally.2017 GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award RecipientsAntioch High School, Antioch, TNBroad Ripple Magnet High School, Indianapolis, INCamden High School, Camden, NJCamelback High School, Phoenix, AZCharlestown High School, Boston, MACleveland NJROTC Academy, St. Louis, MOEastern Senior High School, Washington, DCFranklin Learning Center, Philadelphia, PAJames Hillhouse High School, New Haven, CTJohn Hancock Preparatory High School, Chicago, ILLincoln High School, , Yonkers, NYOakland Technical High School, Oakland, CAPatrick Henry High School, Roanoke, VARainier Senior High School, Rainier, WASouthwest Magnet High School and Law Academy, Macon, GAStephen F. Austin High School, Houston, TXStranahan High School, Fort Lauderdale, FLThomas Jefferson International Newcomer’s Academy, Cleveland, OHThomasville High School, Thomasville, NCWashington High School, Freemont, CAGRAMMY Music Education Coalition Brings Music To Public SchoolsRead more Twitter Email Cisco, GRAMMY Museum Announce Music Education Grant Winners last_img read more

August takes its connected smart lock tech to highend Emtek locks

first_img CES 2019 CNET Smart Home Check out all the smart home products at CES 2019 52 Photos Tags Share your voice Smart Locks Post a comment CES 2019: Every story so far: It’s the year’s biggest tech show.CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. August 0 An Emtek lock display model. Tyler Lizenby/CNET After it was acquired by Assa Abloy last year, August Home demonstrated its value to by introducing a new connectivity module for its now-sister brand Yale. It’s now doing the same for another Assa Abloy-owned lock brand, the high-end residential lock maker Emtek, which has a new EMPowered Smart Lock line out this year, with EMPowered Smart Lock Keypad Deadbolt out in February, and the EMPowered Smart Lock for Deadbolt/Entryset out in August. If you haven’t custom-designed your own home lately, you might not be familiar with Emtek. You’ll find its lock hardware in high-end home design stores, where it’s the market share leader. You can custom configure an Emtek lock with all kinds of different finishes, materials, handles and other lock hardware designs to match the vision for your dream home. Thanks to the same August-connected module you can pop into a Yale Assure lock, you can also order an Emtek lock that will connect to August’s smart home app. From there, you get all the benefits of an August Smart Lock, including remote control via your phone’s app, geofencing and the ability to assign digital keys to anyone you want to have access to your home. August says the pricing for the August-connected Emtek locks will start around $350, and go up from there depending on your choice of lock hardware. last_img read more

Microsoft combines Xbox Live Xbox Game Pass in new ultimate service

first_img Culture Gaming Share your voice 0 Tags Microsoft Post a comment Microsoft is expanding the services it offers for the Xbox. CNET Microsoft has a new Xbox service to offer gamers.The tech giant said on Tuesday that it’s planning to offer a new subscription service that would combine two of its online gaming services into one larger subscription for $14.99 a month.The new service, called Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, combines Microsoft’s $60 per year Xbox Live Gold with its $9.99 per month Xbox Game Pass. Xbox Live Gold is a gaming social network where you can play and chat with friends. Xbox Game Pass gives players access to a back catalog of more than 100 games, such as the world building title Minecraft and the epic action series Gears of War.The Ultimate service launches later this year, Microsoft said, though the company will begin testing it soon.”We heard you,” Microsoft said in a statement. The announcement was made during the company’s Inside Xbox livestream Tuesday. The company also announced a new $249 Xbox One S All-Digital Edition device, launching May 7.The new subscription is just the latest change Microsoft has planned for its Xbox. The company has said it’s building a new Xbox console, which is said to be planned for release next year. The company is also building a game streaming service, which would let people play games over the internet in a way similar to how they watch movies on Netflix. last_img read more

Houston Experts Categorize Trumps Order On Immigration As Historic And An Overreaction

first_img Share Listen 00:00 /01:11 Laura IsenseeIn downtown Houston on Sunday more than a thousand people gathered just steps away from the Super Bowl festivities.Many Houstonians are still reacting to President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.Downtown Houston and Bush Intercontinental Airport were some of the scenes for protests over the measure this past weekend.Brandon Rottinghaus, a professor of political science at the University of Houston, says that “in terms of immigration authority, this is definitely one for the ages, it’s definitely something that ranks high in the list of major changes.”Trump has argued his measure is similar to what former President Barack Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months.However, Obama Administration officials say there was no such ban because the measures didn’t prohibit entry to the United States.Rather, they imposed additional checks on applications from Iraqis.The Obama Administration took that measure after an investigation revealed that an Iraqi man who had been granted asylum in the U.S. had made improvised roadside bombs in Iraq.Charles Foster, a veteran immigration attorney who has practiced law for more than 40 years, categorizes the President’s executive order as “unprecedented because it’s an overreaction, a greater reaction than what President George W. Bush did immediately after 9/11.”After the attacks, Bush created the Department of Homeland Security, but he didn’t restrict the entry of foreigners based on their nationality.Foster, who leads the firm Foster LLP, adds the measure can significantly impact Houston because of its international workforce and particularly because many companies based in our city work in the energy sector.The executive order bans the entry of nationals from some countries involved in the oil business, such as Iraq and Yemen, and Foster explains that “it’s not unusual, if you’re doing business in those countries, to hire nationals from those countries, to have them on your staff here and have them going back and forth.” X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Beware smartphone crashing text

first_imgThe warning was also published on the My Broadband site.How do they target me?They send you a shortcode link to a story. The link looks very similar to the links we send with our WhatsApp and BBM news notifications. So be careful for the next few days about what links you click on. And if your phone does go all crazy, you now know what to do to fix it. Simply turn it off and back on, and you are fixed.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A malicious link is doing the rounds, specifically targets smartphones including Apple’s iPhones and Android phones. It can also make PCs and Apple macs running Chrome very sluggish, but the main target is the iPhone.It started basically as a prank text which would knock out iPhones and was sent normally by friends of the victim. It has since virally spread and can randomly hit.So what does it do and how does it work?The link, called crashsafari.com, overloads the browser with a self-generating text string which populates the address bar and becomes increasingly difficult to load.In layman’s terms, it gives your Apple smartphone’s cpu so much rubbish to perform that it just freezes and crashes, and in the case of Android smartphones, makes them operate  so slowly you would cry….It takes about 20 seconds or so to force an iPhone to reboot, as the phone significantly heats up as the smartphone tries to handle the code of the site,” stated the report initially published in the Guardian.For PCs, Macs and Android devices, they do not crash, they just become very slow.The problem can be solved with a simple reboot of either PC, Mac, Iphone or Android smartphone.last_img read more