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DRAKE RELEASES CARE PACKAGE PROJECT BRINGING UNOFFICIALLY RELEASED TRACKS TO STREAMING SERVICES

first_imgAdvertisement The OVO boss announced the release via Instagram on Thursday afternoon, confirming it would include stand-alone tracks that were never officially released. Care Package features fan-favorite songs like “5AM in Calabasas,” “Can I,” “Dreams Money Can Buy,” “Jodeci Freestyle” featuring J. Cole, and the Rick Ross-assisted “Free Spirit.” READ MORE Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement Image via OVO Facebook DRAKE RELEASES ‘CARE PACKAGE’ PROJECT BRINGING UNOFFICIALLY RELEASED TRACKS TO STREAMING SERVICESDrake is bringing a bunch of heat to streaming services this Friday (Aug. 2). The 6 God is blessing fans with a plethora of tunes that only lived on SoundCloud or YouTube and packaging them up as part of the Care Package compilation project.Drizzy made the announcement ahead of OVO Fest on Thursday (Aug. 1). “Available Friday on all platforms. Some of our most important moments together available in one place. Care Package,” he wrote to IG. READ MORESTREAM DRAKE’S ‘CARE PACKAGE’ COMPILATION PROJECT F/ J. COLE AND RICK ROSSAhead of the ninth annual OVO Fest in Toronto, Drake surprised his fans with a special delivery: a 17-track compilation project called Care Package.last_img read more

Minnesota judge tosses charges midtrial against 3 activists

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS – A Minnesota judge abruptly dismissed charges against three climate change activists during their trial on Tuesday, saying prosecutors failed to prove that the protesters’ attempt to shut down two Enbridge Energy oil pipelines caused any damage.Clearwater County District Judge Robert Tiffany threw the case out after prosecutors rested their case and before the protesters could use their defence: that the threat of climate change from using crude oil drilled from Canadian tar sands was so imminent that the activists’ actions were not only morally right, but necessary.The attorneys had long fought to use a “necessity defence” during the trial of the three Seattle-area residents, two of whom admitted turning the emergency shut-off valves on the northwest Minnesota pipelines in 2016 as part of a co-ordinated action in four states. Such a defence has been used by other activists protesting pipelines.Their attorney, Lauren Regan, acknowledged outside the courthouse in Bagley that she and her clients were surprised that the judge granted their motion to dismiss the case. The three defendants faced felony charges involving criminal damage to critical public service facilities. They could have faced up to a year in jail, according to prosecutors.“I’m very relieved the state of Minnesota acknowledged that we did no damage and intended to do no damage,” defendant Emily Johnston said. “I also admit that I am disappointed that we did not get to put on the trial that we hoped for.”Clearwater County Attorney Alan Rogalla declined to comment afterward.Climate change activists have increasingly turned to direct actions against oil and gas pipelines, with mixed legal success . Valve-turner cases in other states resulted in convictions that are under appeal. A Massachusetts judge in March cleared 13 gas pipeline protesters who used a necessity defence. While the cases generally have not set binding legal precedents, activists are hoping they help legitimize direct action as a tactic against climate change.In the Minnesota case, Johnston and Annette Klapstein readily acknowledged turning the emergency shut-off valves on two Enbridge Energy pipelines on Oct. 11, 2016, near Leonard, about 210 miles (338 kilometres) northwest of Minneapolis. A third defendant, Ben Joldersma, called in a warning to Enbridge. Charges were earlier dropped against a fourth defendant.They did it as part of a co-ordinated action by Climate Direct Action activists to shut down five Canadian tar sands crude pipelines in Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana and Washington state. A total of 11 activists were charged in the four states.Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge temporarily shut down the two pipelines as a precaution before any damage occurred. The company issued a statement Tuesday saying the protest was “reckless and dangerous.”“The individuals involved in these activities claimed to be protecting the environment, but they did the opposite and put the environment and the safety of people at risk — including themselves, first responders and neighbouring communities and landowners,” the company said.The defendants insisted there was never any danger.“We did everything in our power to make sure this was a safe action, and we did this to protect our children and all of your children from the devastating effects of climate change,” Klaptstein said at the activists’ news conference afterward.While the judge took the unusual step of allowing allowed the necessity defence in a ruling last October, he said the defendants had to clear a high legal bar to succeed. He said the defence applies “only in emergency situations where the peril is instant, overwhelming, and leaves no alternative but the conduct in question.”The valve turners had hoped to put climate change itself on trial by presenting expert witnesses who would have backed up their claims that climate change was making natural disasters worse, and that the threat of climate change from Canadian tar sands crude — which generates more climate-damaging carbon dioxide than other forms of oil — was so imminent that they had no legal alternatives. But they never got the chance.last_img read more

Gender inequality the focus of Migiros visit to Denmark and Spain

23 March 2010Women’s empowerment in the workplace and the wider economy is at the top of the agenda as the Deputy Secretary-General heads to Denmark for the first leg of a two-nation European visit. Asha-Rose Migiro will be in Copenhagen tomorrow to address an international conference examining progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) focused on gender equality, which calls for the elimination of educational disparities between girls and boys.The conference is charged with devising recommendations for September’s high-level event at United Nations Headquarters in New York in which world leaders will gather to assess what needs to be done to try to attain the MDGs by their target date of 2015.Earlier this month the Deputy Secretary-General noted at a UN meeting that women and girls “still face discrimination and disadvantage socially, economically and politically,” and she called for stepped-up action to help women realize their rights.While in Copenhagen this week Ms. Migiro will also hold meetings with senior Government officials and visit a key warehouse for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) that is based in the Danish capital, according to information released by a UN spokesperson today.The Deputy Secretary-General then travels to Valencia, Spain, to deliver the opening address this weekend at a two-day European Union event about women’s empowerment. That meeting will consider economic development, education, and sexual and reproductive health.Ms. Migiro will also hold bilateral discussions with Spanish Government officials and other dignitaries attending the Valencia gathering. read more

Vehicle production – April 2006

% of total19.7%24.9%27.5%33.1%20.7%25.9%‘Production was down 7.8 per cent over the year to date, with the late Easter break accounting for some of April’s losses,’ commented Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘Inevitably, the focus with manufacturing falls to the number of cars that roll off the line. However, Ford has announced further expansion of engine production at its Bridgend plant, investing £100 million and creating 250 new jobs. This is good news from the automotive sector, and we need to shout about it.’ ‘CV production is steady over the year to date, with total volumes just 308 units below those of 2005,’ commented Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘Production for export remains strong on the back of a growing van and truck market in mainland Europe, up 9.1 per cent year to date and with a 3.5 per cent increase on April last year.’* Please see attached for full details* April’s special focus is Honda of the UK at SwindonDownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Source: SMMT LtdCarsCommercial VehiclesTotal vehicles Export95,173396,57411,80349,526106,976446,100 Apr-06YTD 2006Apr-06YTD 2006Apr-06YTD 2006 -32.6%-22.8%-40.2%-15.4%-34.0%-21.7% -9.4%-1.5%3.5%9.1%-9.1%-0.4% Total118,572527,87616,28973,982134,861601,858 -15.2%-7.8%-13.9%-0.4%-15.0%-7.0% Vehicle production – April 2006 % of total80.3%75.1%72.5%66.9%79.3%74.1% Home23,399131,3024,48624,45627,885155,758 read more

Football Ohio State still eyeing the field for a safety

Ohio State then-freshman safety Isaiah Pryor (14) takes down UNLV quarterback Armani Rogers in the third quarter of the Ohio State- UNLV game on Sep. 23. Ohio State won 54- 21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThere’s safety in numbers.Or at least, there should be. Ohio State has an opening in its defensive backfield at the field safety position opposite junior safety Jordan Fuller. Despite having three people competing for the position, head coach Urban Meyer said he views the position battle as the No. 1 concern for his team exiting spring practices because no one has made any noticeable separation to this point.“We’re just not quite sure who that is,” Meyer said after the Spring Game. “[Defensive coordinators Greg] Schiano and Alex Grinch, we’re going to meet probably next Wednesday and they’re going to give me a depth chart and we’ll go from there.”One of the many positions vacated by a senior from last season, safety has not been a major debate for Ohio State in past seasons. Vonn Bell and Tyvis Powell, both now in the NFL, held the roles in 2015. Damon Webb and Malik Hooker were viewed as the clear starters in the 2016 season, and while Fuller split snaps with Erick Smith across the field from Webb in 2017, Fuller soon overtook Smith. Now, there’s three players — sophomores Isaiah Pryor and Brendon White, as well as redshirt sophomore Jahsen Wint — battling against one another for the opening. Pryor, the No. 8 safety in the 2017 recruiting class according to 247Sports composite rankings, entered the spring considered by many to be the favorite to grab the position. Meyer said on March 26 those were the only three competing for the spot, but also suggested freshmen Marcus Hooker — Malik’s younger brother — and Josh Proctor could put themselves into the fight as well.Almost three weeks after that, Schiano still refused to rule those two players out.“Around here, there’s no freshman, sophomore, junior. I mean, if you’re the best guy, you’ll play,” Schiano said after the Spring Game. “There’s a guy by the name of Hooker too that’s coming to town. Who knows? Somebody in his family played that position pretty well.”Hearing the coaches talk about the position battles for the upcoming year, it becomes apparent that the second safety position could be the last decided on defense. The coaching staff appears to have several players in mind for the two linebacker openings.But safety, a position that had an early frontrunner in Pryor, now might not have an answer until the end of the summer.“I know we [won’t] come out of spring with a clear-cut guy,” Schiano said. “The competition will continue into training camp and I’m confident we’ll have two guys that start that game that will be game-ready. It’s developing depth behind it that will be the challenge.”It remains to be seen how that depth will shake out. Even if Pryor separates himself from the rest of the pack, it is unknown how White and Wint will be as backup options.White was burned several times in coverage during Saturday’s Spring Game. And while Wint appeared to have a solid Spring Game performance, he is the only former three-star recruit of the group. There also is four-star safety Amir Riep, who despite coming in with lofty expectations, has not been mentioned as someone ready to start.Part of what has made Ohio State successful in the past with developing young members of the secondary was the ability to plug incoming freshmen onto special teams and have them gain in-game experience while waiting for their chance to shine. If Meyer’s concern over the group of safeties is warranted, some of the freshmen might be in a position where one injury could force them to play meaningful snaps, which is a less-than-ideal situation.But Schiano did not seem worried after the Spring Game. “I do feel we have guys that can play, but you would always like — it’s cleaner if you come out with a guy that established himself,” Schiano said. “It’s not that none of them show things. They did. It’s just none of them showed it that much more than the other that you can say, ‘That’s the guy.’”Regardless of if the talent necessitates the concern, it is not an optimal position for Ohio State. The Buckeyes will leave spring camp unsure who even the top two people are at a key position on the defense. Ohio State’s track record of developing players in the defensive backfield should provide belief that the void will be filled. There is typically safety in numbers. Yet, Ohio State will find more safety if it can narrow that number down to one sooner rather than later. read more

ScotiaBank suffers 243M in loan loss expenses last year

… slashes non-performing loans by 50 %ScotiaBank Guyana has managed to cut its losses from loans, including bad loans by almost half when comparisons are made between last year and 2015’s figures. This is according to the Canadian based institution’s condensed Financial Statements for the period up to October 2016.The statements have to be published on a quarterly basis as stipulated by the Bank of Guyana’s supervision guideline No 10, which deals with Public Disclosure of Information. While ScotiaBank suffered a loan loss expense of $446.9M in 2015, that figure totaled $243.7M for last year.The loan loss expense field covers the cost the bank attracts when loans are non-performing. It is normally associated with customers defaulting on loans or renegotiated loans that may translate to lower yields.Collectively, the Bank’s net income for the year 2016 amounted to $2.4B. This is also a positive indicator for ScotiaBank, as their net income for 2015 was $2.1B. Tax expenses cost the bank over $1.7B for 2016, compared to $1.5B the previous year.In addition to loan loss, the bank’s expenses included money which went to salaries and benefits, premises and technology, communication and marketing campaigns, as well as other unspecified expenses. This amounted to $3.1B, an increase compared to 2015’s $3B figure.Last year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had issued a warning to the Guyana Government. Among its concerns had been non-performing loans.According to the IMF, there was need for heightened vigilance due to increases in non-performing loans. Welcoming the changes to credit reporting legislation, they had encouraged the authorities to continue to strengthen the financial sector’s supervision.It had also suggested tightening provisioning requirements, large exposure limits, restrictions on certain lending policies and loan classification rules.Bank of Guyana Governor Dr Gobind Ganga had told media operatives at a press conference, following the warning that the elevated level of non-performing loans, comparable to the levels in the Caribbean, was due largely to the decline in non-oil commodity prices and reclassification of exposes by a few banks.Dr Ganga had stated that non-performing loans represented about 11.3 per cent of the industry’s total credit portfolio, which was about 1.3 per cent above the end-December 2015 level. He estimated some $28 billion in non-performing loans.Moreover, the BoG Head pointed out that these non-performing loans are usually fully collateralized with safeguards set up by banks. Nevertheless, he noted that this issue is among top priority of the bank.“Non-performing loans remain the focus of intense scrutiny by the Bank of Guyana as we continue to monitor and encourage financial institutions to implement measures to reduce this level of non-performing loans.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCitizens Bank records $440M profitMay 16, 2016In “Business”Citizens Bank profits plummet during peak business seasonMay 24, 2017In “Business”Scotiabank to close several branches in the CaribbeanNovember 5, 2014In “Business”,… slashes non-performing loans by 50 %ScotiaBank Guyana has managed to cut its losses from loans, including bad loans by almost half when comparisons are made between last year and 2015’s figures. This is according to the Canadian based institution’s condensed Financial Statements for the period up to October 2016.The statements have to be published on a quarterly basis as stipulated by the Bank of Guyana’s supervision guideline No 10, which deals with Public Disclosure of Information. While ScotiaBank suffered a loan loss expense of $446.9M in 2015, that figure totaled $243.7M for last year.The loan loss expense field covers the cost the bank attracts when loans are non-performing. It is normally associated with customers defaulting on loans or renegotiated loans that may translate to lower yields.Collectively, the Bank’s net income for the year 2016 amounted to $2.4B. This is also a positive indicator for ScotiaBank, as their net income for 2015 was $2.1B. Tax expenses cost the bank over $1.7B for 2016, compared to $1.5B the previous year.In addition to loan loss, the bank’s expenses included money which went to salaries and benefits, premises and technology, communication and marketing campaigns, as well as other unspecified expenses. This amounted to $3.1B, an increase compared to 2015’s $3B figure.Last year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had issued a warning to the Guyana Government. Among its concerns had been non-performing loans.According to the IMF, there was need for heightened vigilance due to increases in non-performing loans. Welcoming the changes to credit reporting legislation, they had encouraged the authorities to continue to strengthen the financial sector’s supervision.It had also suggested tightening provisioning requirements, large exposure limits, restrictions on certain lending policies and loan classification rules.Bank of Guyana Governor Dr Gobind Ganga had told media operatives at a press conference, following the warning that the elevated level of non-performing loans, comparable to the levels in the Caribbean, was due largely to the decline in non-oil commodity prices and reclassification of exposes by a few banks.Dr Ganga had stated that non-performing loans represented about 11.3 per cent of the industry’s total credit portfolio, which was about 1.3 per cent above the end-December 2015 level. He estimated some $28 billion in non-performing loans.Moreover, the BoG Head pointed out that these non-performing loans are usually fully collateralized with safeguards set up by banks. Nevertheless, he noted that this issue is among top priority of the bank.“Non-performing loans remain the focus of intense scrutiny by the Bank of Guyana as we continue to monitor and encourage financial institutions to implement measures to reduce this level of non-performing loans.” read more

Greek community turns 90

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Australia’s second oldest Greek Orthodox community will celebrate its 90th anniversary midway next year.The St George Greek Orthodox Church & Community of Port Pirie, founded in 1924 and incorporated in 1925, will hold a glendi on July 4, with a dinner dance and a ball at the local Northern Festival Centre, followed by a church procession the next day to commemorate the community.The South Australian town, approximately two hours north of Adelaide, is native to roughly 100 Greek families that are rallying together, under a new committee elected in April, to maintain the town’s Hellenic roots beyond its already strong 90 year existence.Community president Emanuel Skorpos told Neos Kosmos the community’s influence in the area, with its church at the forefront, needs to remain open, functional and inclusive if it is to continue. “The community itself, although it’s small, has come to realise, with a young committee coming on board, that for it to have a strong and positive influence it needs to come together and support all the facets of the church’s and the community’s interests and the functions that surround that.”“Despite the community being small and the ties being Australia-wide, members of our community have family in Darwin, in Queensland, in Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania and Perth, so we need to rally together to be able to ensure that we can maintain our traditions, within the community.” Port Pirie was an early destination for many migrant Greeks because of its then thriving agricultural sector, and its smelter which employed just over 360 Greeks in 1925, the same year the Kastellorizon Brotherhood was formed in the town.The community is now actively working with the younger generation, in the hope that the “responsibility for the church and the community’s future”, will continue to prosper by uniting its former residents around the country.last_img read more

How successful people stay calm

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Ninety per cent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress a TalentSmart research project has revealed.Surveying more than a million people, TalentSmart found that some of the best performing workers were able to remain calm and in control in stressful situations.Psychologist Travis Bradberry, author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 has tabled ten ways successful people are able to remain calm.How successful people stay calm: 1. They appreciate what they have 2. They avoid asking “what if” 3. They stay positive 4. They disconnect 5. They limit their caffeine intake 6. They sleep 7. They squash negative self-talk 8. They reframe their perspective 9. They breathe 10. They use their support system. So next time you’re in a very stressful situation at work think of these useful steps. It might save you a lot of hassle and put you up for a promotion!Source: Linkedinlast_img read more

Prime Day 2019 Best Deals on Toys and Entertainment

first_img Amazon Had Another Record-Breaking Prime DayPrime Day 2019: Best Deals on Audio, Headphones, and Speakers Amazon Prime Day is one of the best ways to start your holiday shopping early. Aside from big discounts on tech, electronics, and smart home devices, Prime Day 2019 has a plethora of deals on toys, games, and entertainment. On the second day of Prime Day, the savings continue.Start checking off items on that want list — from LEGO sets to Marvel action figures to Blu-ray sets — way before the holiday rush. Not yet a Prime member? Sign up online or start a free 30-day trial. Check this page regularly as we will be adding more great Prime Day deals on toys and entertainment.Avengers: Endgame Titan Hero Power Fx Captain America Action Figure for $13.99 (list price $24.99)Funko POP Movies: Harry Potter – Rubeus Hagrid for $11.52 (list price $17)Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection Blu-ray for $27.49 (list price $99.98)Star Wars The Complete Saga Episodes 1 – 6 Blu-ray for $66 (list price $139.99)Outlaw Star: The Complete Series Blu-ray for $26.88 (list price $49.98)Avengers: Endgame Nerf Iron Man Assembler Gear for $13.99 (list price $24.99)Avengers: Endgame Titan Hero Series Black Panther 12″ Action Figure for $6.99 (list price $13.25)LEGO Star Wars VIII BB-8 75187 Building Kit for $69.96 at Amazon (list price $100)LEGO Star Wars: The Last Jedi Porg 75230 Building Kit for $44.99 at Amazon (list price $70)LEGO Star Wars Solo: A Star Wars Story Kessel Run Millennium Falcon 75212 Building Kit for $137.49 at Amazon (list price $170)LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler Building Kit for $99.99 at Amazon (list price $140)LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader’s Castle 75251 Building Kit (Amazon Exclusive) for $89.99 (list price $129.99)LEGO Marvel Avengers Iron Man Hall of Armor 76125 Building Kit for $47.99 at Amazon (list price $60)LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Far From Home: Stark Jet and the Drone Attack 76130 Building Kit for $56 at Amazon (list price $70)LEGO Star Wars Episode VIII Kylo Ren’s Tie Fighter 75179 Building Kit for $45.84 (list price $79.99)Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Starter Set for $14.99 at Amazon (list price $24.99)Dungeons and Dragons Waterdeep: Dungeon of The Mad Mage Adventure System Board Toy (Premium Edition) for $119.90 at Amazon (list price $160)Spider-Man: Homecoming Blu-ray for $12.15 (list price $19.99)Marvel Avengers: Endgame AirPods Case in Thor Black (Compatible with Apple AirPods 1 and 2) for $9.90 (list price $13.95)Harry Potter: Albus Dumbledore’s Wizard Training Wand for $15.90 (list price $24.99)Harry Potter: Harry Potter’s Wizard Training Wand for $16 (list price $24.99)Juniper Books 7-Volume Harry Potter Book Set in Custom Dust Jackets (House Mashup Edition) for $219.99 (list price $275)4 Months Amazon Music Unlimited for $0.99 at Amazon (list price $31.96).Free 3 Months Kindle Unlimited at Amazon (list price $29.97).3 Months Audible Membership for $14.85 at Amazon (list price $44.85).A Game of Thrones Board Game (Second Edition) for $33.24 (list price $59.99)3DLightFX Marvel Spiderman Mask 3D Deco Light for $18 (list price $32)Sorry Board Game for $11.99 (list price $21.90)Mysterium Board Game for $29.71 (list price $49.99)The Quest for El Dorado Family Game for $19.99 (list price $39.99)FAO Schwarz Ultimate Piano Dance Mat for $82.60 (list price $117.84)Star Wars Movie Roaring Chewbacca Wookiee Sounds Mask (Amazon Exclusive) for $19.99 (list price $31.90)More Prime Day 2019 on Geek.com:Best Gaming DealsBest Deals on Amazon DevicesBest Deals on Audio, Headphones, and Speakers Stay on targetlast_img read more

Alex McLeish wants an improved Scottish side

first_imgScotland boss Alex McLeish has called on his players to put up a better display in their upcoming games after a dismal outing against Belgium.McLeish’s side will face Albania on Monday in their first Uefa Nations League fixture on the back of a 4-0 loss to Belgium.Finishing top of the group will ensure a place at Euro 2020 and a first major finals appearance in 22 years.“I’m hearing people say it’s more hope than expectation, but we have to change that perception,” McLeish said.“The players are motivated for it, and this is where it starts.”Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…And he went on to suggest that Scots often “produce their best” when they are “backed into a corner.”“I’m not saying everyone is against us, but the players know that to get their names on the international map again, they have to win these types of games,” he said.“We need to change it from ‘ach, they’ll no do it’ to ‘great team we’ve got, exciting times ahead’.“We feel pretty good about ourselves, but it’s time to stop the talking.”last_img read more

Ancelotti Empoli were the better side

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti believes Napoli’s 5-1 victory in the game against Empoli is not a fair reflection of the gameAlthough the final result was 5-1 at the Stadio San Paolo, Ancelotti was a long way from satisfied with his men.“I was more angry than excited, because the result says we had a great game, but the performance, in fact, shows Empoli played better than we did. They had more control, more initiative and up until we went 4-1 up it was a real struggle,” the Coach told Football Italia.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“We only got a draw against Roma despite playing far better, while today we were rewarded well, well beyond our merits. I told Aurelio Andreazzoli at the final whistle that Empoli played very well and I was impressed.“He might’ve thought I was joking, but I really wasn’t. We were simply deadly in attack, but Empoli played better than we did.“I even got angry with Mertens! He was playing as a winger and I told him that if he wanted to score goals, he had to go more central. He replied that assists were important too… Ah well, he got a hat-trick in the end and an assist too.”last_img read more

Luke Shaw promises better performances

first_imgThe Manchester United defender believes he had a good performance on Sunday against Liverpool, and that he can get better.In Manchester United’s goalless draw with Liverpool on Sunday, defender Luke Shaw had a great performance making sure Red’s attacker Mohamed Salah couldn’t do anything.And now, after the English Premier League fixture, he has vowed to play better in the future.“I think I’ve still got another level,” the England international said to ESPN.“I don’t think I am really at my best, and I know what I can do when I’m at my best.”“Of course I am happy with how it went today, but there’s still more to come from me especially, and that’s me being honest,” he added.“I feel I can do more but the only thing I need to focus on is myself, keeping myself in the right condition and keep pushing myself every day.”The 23-year-old started his professional career with Southampton in 2011, but he moved to the Red Devils in 2014.He has appeared in 95 occasions for Manchester United, scoring one goal.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I’m still quite young. There’s always room to improve, and that’s what I want to do — keep improving,” Shaw concluded.“Of course today we all know how unbelievable Liverpool’s attack is and I don’t even think David [De Gea] had a save. That’s a credit not just to the back five, but to the whole team for doing their job.”“He has been brilliant since the start of the season,” teammate Romelu Lukaku said.“Throughout the summer we kept in touch and I remember when he was in New York he was sending me videos of him running on the treadmill.”“I was in Russia for the World Cup and I got three videos and I saw someone who was going to come back and be good,” he added.“He scored in the first game of the season against Leicester City and he has never looked back.”Tough game but Old Trafford was buzzing 👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/8nKEh4TKgJ— Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw23) February 24, 2019last_img read more

Latest on lawsuit filed by SoccerCity supporters against SDSU West proposal

first_img KUSI Newsroom, April 19, 2018 Latest on lawsuit filed by SoccerCity supporters against SDSU West proposal Updated: 11:37 AM Posted: April 19, 2018center_img KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsA lawsuit has been filed by SoccerCity supporters to get the SDSU West proposal taken off the ballot.Related Link: SoccerCity developer files a lawsuit to remove SDSU West from November ballotSupporters claim the Friends of SDSU, who are behind the proposal, are misusing the San Diego State University name.The lawsuit says San Diegans have been led to believe that SDSU West is sanctioned by the university itself.SDSU West has responded to the lawsuit, calling it a desperate attempt to eliminate voter choice from the ballot.KUSI was joined by former City Attorney Jan Goldsmith with more. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: SDSU West, SoccerCity, Stadium Site FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

San Diego County average gas price drops for 18th consecutive day

first_img Posted: June 6, 2019 June 6, 2019 San Diego County average gas price drops for 18th consecutive day KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped Thursday for the 18th consecutive day and the 30th time in the past 31 days, decreasing 1.2 cents to $3.884, its lowest amount since April 9.The average price has dropped 21.6 cents over the past 31 days, including nine-tenths of a cent on both Tuesday and Wednesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.The average price is 6.7 cents less than one week ago and 21.6 cents lower than one month ago, but 13.1 cents more than one year ago. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Gruening Middle School teachers pack up their classrooms for quakeinduced move to

first_imgBinders were left behind by students as they evacuated during the earthquake. Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)Teachers at Gruening Middle School in Eagle River began the process today of relocating to their new classrooms at Chugiak High School.Concrete near the front of Gruening sustained major damage from Friday’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake and there was a possible gas leak near the cafeteria.Gruening math teacher Kadra Peterson had a three-hour window to pack up the essentials from her classroom, like supplies, books and lesson plans.But Peterson said she would have to leave a lot behind.One of the posters in Kadra Petersons class room made by her students Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)“Everything that makes my class what it is,” Peterson said. “The artwork that my students have done, the posters — each of those lines is an equation that my students made to make the guitar.”Peterson has been teaching in this room for nine years. She’s hopeful the move to Chugiak is temporary and she’ll be back to her old room next fall.Peterson says her room took less damage than many others.Renee Jilka has been teaching at Gruening for 17 years. She found a small part of a microscope that broke during the earthquake — she says cleaners must’ve taken away the rest of it. She’s not even able to get her glass beakers out of their cabinets because they’re leaning against the door, and would fall if the door was opened.Gruening Principal Bobby Jefts says that 17 classrooms have been made available at Chugiak High School for relocating the school’s teachers and students. He says some teachers will be sharing rooms.“We didn’t know if we were gonna be able to fit into Chugiak High School,” Jefts said. “So we worked yesterday morning, sat down with a map and sat down with our master schedule, and they have the space to take us. It worked out incredibly well.”Clutter from immediately after Friday’s earthquake in Gruening Middle School teacher Brad Kirr’s classroom. (Photo courtesy of Brad Kirr)Jefts says there’s even a going to be space set aside for the administrative staff.“I gotta tell you, I’m good with a folding table. We’ll make it work,” Jefts said. “Just give me a laptop and a folding table, and we’ll make it work.”While most Anchorage School District students will start class on Monday, December 10th, Gruening classes will resume the next day. Math teacher Kadra Peterson says Chugiak has been very welcoming.“Overall, we’re all grateful for Chugiak,” Peterson said. “They cheered when they announced that we were coming, and they’re happy to have us.”When classes start back up, science teacher Renee Jilka says the students and teachers are going to have to adapt to their new surroundings. Her new room isn’t a science classroom. but she’s ready to make due.“Tuesday is just gonna kinda be debriefing with the kids. Getting them comfortable,” Jilka said. “It’s gonna be quite a transition for all of us to be in a big high school.”Eighth grade science teacher Steve Bay says he was the teaching a unit on earthquakes when the earthquake happened. The first thing he’ll be talking about on Tuesday is the earthquake that forced him and his students into a new classroom.last_img read more

State Bank of India cuts interest rates on home loans to lowest

first_imgPeople walk out of the State Bank of India main branch in Mumbai, India, March 9, 2016.Reuters fileState Bank of India (SBI) has cut interest rates on home loans of up to Rs 30 lakh, from the current 8.60 percent to 8.35 percent, effectively from Tuesday, May 9. “The effective interest rate for all eligible salaried customers will be 8.35%p.a. for loans upto ₹30 lakhs. Over and above, an eligible home loan customer can also avail of an interest subsidy of ₹. 2.67 lacs under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana scheme,” the lender said in a statement.”With this reduction, SBI’s offering is the lowest in the market,” SBI said.For loans over Rs 30 lakh, the effective rate of interest rate will be 8.5 percent as against 8.60 percent currently. For more than ₹ 75 lakh, the rate remains unchanged at 8.6 percent. Besides, eligible borrowers can also apply for Rs 2.67 lakh interest subsidy under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, according to SBI.”We have seen a steep hike in the home loan enquiries recently and reduction in rates will further help millions of home buyers fulfil their dream of owning a home,” Rajnish Kumar, managing director of National Banking Group, SBI, said in the statement. SBI, India’s biggest lender, offers home loans through its network of about 15,969 branches nationwide.Simultaneously, the bank also reduced interest rates on deposits. Deposits held for 2 to less than 3 years will now fetch 6.25 percent as against 6.75 percent earlier, the bank said, while senior citizens will get 6.75 percent, down from 7.25 percent currently payable. SBI shares were trading 0.90 percent higher at Rs 298.60 on the BSE at around 3.06 pm.last_img read more

Pearland Commuters Have A New Park And Ride Bus Service To Downtown

first_img Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: City of PearlandA new bus service will take commuters from Pearland to stops in the Medical Center and downtown area.center_img 00:00 /00:54 Pearland commuters don’t have a METRO park and ride bus because the city isn’t in the transit agency’s service area. Local officials now hope to fill that gap through a partnership between the City of Pearland and the Kerrville Bus Company.Pearland Deputy City Manager Jon Branson said the service is being operated as a three-year pilot program.“In order for the program to be successful there needs to be approximately 250 or more riders each day,” said Branson. “Once that threshold is met then I think we can plan on a successful service.”The bus makes stops in the Medical Center and downtown Houston. Commuters can catch it at the city-owned Shadow Creek Ranch Sports Complex on Pearland’s west side.“We’re looking at other sites if the program grows, to where we could have multiple locations within the city,” said Branson. “This one is on the west side, which is where we believe based on information that we have, that’s where the vast majority of individuals that work in the Med Center and downtown reside.”The Pearland park and ride bus will run five days a week, excluding holidays. The first bus departs Pearland at 5:35 a.m. and the last one leaves at 7:30 a.m.A round-trip costs $13.50 if you buy a ticket online, or $16 at the bus stop. There are discounts available for purchasing multiple rides. Sharelast_img read more

STEM Expo Returns to Morgan State University

first_imgThe Fifth Annual Morgan State University STEM Expo will return on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom in the University Student Center located on campus. The expo will be hosted by the Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education and the Division of Research and Economic Development.Dr. Victor McCrary, vice president for research and economic development, will serve as master of ceremony. The goal of the STEM Expo is to inform, engage, and excite middle and high school students in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince George’s, and Montgomery counties about the global career opportunities in STEM. The event is part of the state-wide STEM Expo held every year.Students of all ages will engage in interactive displays and hands-on activities that include wind tunnel demonstrations, Vex and Lego Robotics, earthquake engineering, cyber security and much more. Students will have an opportunity to speak with professionals about potential scholarships, internships and careers in STEM.last_img read more

The Race War Will Not Be Televised

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, syoes@afro.com“You will not be able to stay home, brotherYou will not be able to plug in, turn on and drop outYou will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skipSkip out for beer during commercialsBecause the revolution will not be televised”-Gil Scott Heron, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”Gil Scott Heron, one of the original prophets of rage (and one of the most underrated popular music artists of the 20th century), first recorded his seminal spoken word masterpiece, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” for his 1970 album, “Small Talk At 125th and Lenox.” It was just two years after 1968, when riots broke out across the nation following the murder of Dr. King.In 1970, in the midst of the Black power movement it seemed like the racial powder keg Malcolm X prophesied about in the Spring of 1964, was primed to explode again; “revolution” and the requisite “race war” seemed imminent.Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)“The more things change, the more they stay the same.”Fifty years since King’s assassination and almost 50 years since Scott-Heron imploded the cultural scene with Revolution, we seem poised again for a racial reckoning.Recently, I spoke to one of the most prominent politicians in America and the conversation was dominated by Donald John Trump. The politician I’m speaking of told me in no uncertain terms that they were fearful to proceed with impeachment procedures against Trump, not because it would simply rile up the rabid Republican base, but, more ominously, because Trump’s followers would `take to the streets.’That’s right, this prominent politician, a person not prone to hyperbole or hysteria. basically predicted Trump supporters would presumably take up arms and take to the streets if their man was brought down. It takes minimal projection to visualize the mythic “race war” so many have been terrified of and tantalized by over the decades.Well, here’s some breaking news, the race war in America has already begun.The 45th president, a White nationalist and an ignoramus (could there be a more lethal combination for Black people?) maniacally careens from rage over Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to rigging racial landmines along the American landscape. Last week, Trump refused to comment on Roseanne comparing Valerie Jarrett to an ape; the same Roseanne he lauded and said her now cancelled show `was about us.’Trump refused to weigh in on the Starbucks controversy a couple of months ago when two Black men were arrested for waiting on a friend (to quote the Rolling Stones). Trump refused to take a stand on any of “the living while Black” scenarios, which prompted White women to call the police and therefore imperil the lives of those Black people. To be clear, Trump won’t take a stand because he has no moral compass to guide him and because in these scenarios it is Black people being “victimized.”However, the 45th president can’t wait to get his Twitter fingers going when Black athletes get too uppity; he just “disinvited” the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles to the White House, because several of the team leaders were going to boycott the visit and a couple of weeks ago, Trump suggested players who protest during the anthem should leave the country. When White grievance is on the menu, Trump is first in line at the buffet.Perhaps, the only way Trump could be more demonstrative that the race war in America has begun would be to go to the roof of the White House, bust shots in the air with his AR-15 in one hand, while waving a Confederate flag in the other.Meanwhile, hate crimes are up significantly across the board since Trump took office 500 days ago; it seems clear Whites have been emboldened by the ascension of the king of birtherism, a man that sees moral equivalency in neo-Nazis, and those who protest them.The 21st century American race war may not be the “fire and fury” many have predicted, yet. But, it’s still real.However, what happens the next time a White woman calls the police when a Black man is watering his lawn, but instead of being peaceful, that brotha’ shoots that White woman for being on his property, and claims a “stand your ground” defense?“The revolution will not be televised…the revolution will be live.”Sean Yoes is the Baltimore AFRO Editor and the host and executive producer of the AFRO First Edition video podcast, which airs Monday and Friday at 5:00 p.m. on the AFRO’s Facebook page.last_img