Kerala actress Warrier crew safe in Himachal

first_imgManali: Top Kerala actress Manju Warrier and a 25-member crew of Malayalam film “Kyttem”, who were stuck in high mountains of Himachal Pradesh following heavy rain and landslides, are safe and likely to be evacuated later in the day, officials said on Wednesday. In a signed letter to authorities in Lahaul-Spiti district on Tuesday, the actress and the crew said they were staying at Chhatru, some 100 km away from Manali, in Lahaul-Spiti district of their own will. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “The administration approached us twice but we preferred to stay here till the road connectivity to Manali is restored,” said the letter written by a Manali-based tour operator. The letter in Hindi, signed by the actress and the entire crew, was handed to Sub-Divisional Magistrate Amar Negi when he met them on Tuesday. The letter said the administration would not be responsible in case of any eventuality. A team of 11 local residents was accompanying the Malayalam film crew, said the letter. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Official sources said the road connectivity between the Lahaul Valley and Manali via Rohtang Pass was badly damaged owing to landslides. “Work is on to reopen the road. Traffic bound for Manali from Lahaul would be restored by Wednesday evening,” an official with the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) told IANS. Warrier, who is also the first wife of actor Dileep, along with director Sanal Kumar Sashidharan and other crew members had been shooting in Himachal Pradesh for more than two weeks. Reports that they have been trapped at Chhatru village only surfaced late on Monday when the actress called up her brother using a satellite phone. Warrier, is a hugely popular actress in the South.last_img read more

CBCs Kims Convenience gives way to Blue Jays

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Kim’s Convenience will now debut with back-to-back episodes on Oct. 11.The change will also delay the Mr. D season premiere by a week. The comedy series will return on Oct. 18. The Toronto Blue Jays’ playoff push has led CBC to delay the premiere of Kim’s Convenience.The much buzzed about sitcom about a Korean-Canadian family was slated to debut on Tuesday night, at the same time the Jays are now scheduled to play the Baltimore Orioles in the American League wild-card game.The CBC is postponing the series premiere by a week to avoid conflict with the win-or-go-home playoff matchup. Advertisement Twitterlast_img

Call of Duty gamers converge on Toronto for national championship

first_imgAdvertisement Eight teams are competing for a total of $65,000 in prize money at the downtown Scotiabank Theatre. It’s an active spectator sport with fans paying from $9.50 to $40 to get into the 500-seat cinema with twitch.tv/worldgaming providing online tournament coverage. With PlayStation and game publisher Activision actively involved in the “Call of Duty” tournament, just about every part of the gaming equation is involved. Follow @NeilMDavidson on Twitter “I’m really drawn to the competition and the fact that I can make money playing,” he said. “So it’s kind of spoiled the rest of gaming for me in a way, because I don’t really play that many other games just casually.” Advertisement Login/Register With: And with the event starting at 10 a.m. and the final rounds set for 5-6 p.m., spectators will no doubt take advantage of the concessions. There were also “Street Fighter” and “Uncharted 4” competitions with events involving more games planned for this year. It also holds collegiate competitions. “I think it’s a really good opportunity for me to continue to make a little bit of money and see the world a little bit,” he said. “And kind of see where it goes from there.”Ivers won some US$10,000 in prize money in 2016 and also was on salary with his team. “So I didn’t do too bad last year,” he said. “It’s tough to take vacations and stuff because there’s always another tournament or I’ve always got to practise or I have to be away this weekend at a different place,” he said. “So I told my mom to just come and we’d kind of have a mini-vacation while I’m out there. So we stayed two extra days to kind of explore the city which was cool.” Aside from work, Ivers doesn’t spend much time in front of a console. You won’t find him putting his feet up to play FIFA for fun. While he takes a controller and headset to work, it’s still serious business. Ivers moved to Michigan last year for several months to live and train with teammates at the Detroit Renegades. Cineplex, seeing both a growing trend and another use for its theatres, got into the growing world of competitive gaming in September 2015 when it purchased WorldGaming for US$15 million while promising an additional $5-million investment “to expand the business model.” By: Neil Davidson GIRG — which also includes Jevon (Goonjar) Gooljar-Lim, Peirce (Gunless) Hillman and Matteo (Royalty) Faithfull — is up against Ontario’s SetToDestroyX, Fury Gaming, 1Hype and Solar HQ and Quebec’s Earthroot Gaming, ReZist Esports and Team Impulse. Twitter WorldGaming ran a solo-player “Call of Duty” tournament last year with 18-year-of Allameen Ally of Brampton, Ont., taking home $20,000 for his “Call of Duty — Black Ops III” prowess.center_img Facebook The name GIRG comes from the first letter of the members’ handles. At present, Cineplex has 24 theatres across the country — including two at the Scotiabank Theatre — that are equipped to host gaming events. TORONTO — Many people have a go-to tool at work. For Andrew Ivers, it’s a KBAR-32 this weekend. Not surprisingly, he’s enjoying the life and plans to keep doing it for a few years. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “The experience we offer not only to the teams and players but the fans is pretty cool,” said WorldGaming CEO Wim Stocks. Ivers had a minor setback this week when a button on his controller stopped working properly. He’s calling in a loaner from a friend for the tournament. And while he’s not driving a Porsche yet, his TV producer dad has one. “He doesn’t let me drive it yet.” Gamers come with handles (Ivers is Ivy, for example) while Sunday’s broadcast team of Maven, Courage and Mr. X evokes memories of “Top Gun.” Players change teams regularly and Ivers plays with a different group in the “Call of Duty” World League. He estimates his team played six hours a day together in advance of last week’s event in Dallas. Ivers is in his third year as a pro gamer but missed out on last year’s national finals because he was 20 days too young. Advertisement Sunday’s finalists survived online and regional qualifiers and online playoffs to get to the finals and the chance of the first-place purse of $20,000 and a trip to the 2017 CWL Anaheim Open. He was competing in Dallas last week and Atlanta and Paris in February, scoring good son points by taking his mother with him to France. The 19-year-old from Toronto is a professional gamer who hopes to use his virtual assault rifle to help Team GIRG win the Cineplex WorldGaming “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” tournament final Sunday. Each season, the pros decide which tournament maps they will use for the year.last_img read more

Grocery robots detect spills – with some faroff human help

first_imgEAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A wheeled robot named Marty is rolling into nearly 500 grocery stores to alert employees if it encounters spilled granola, squashed tomatoes or a broken jar of mayonnaise.But there could be a human watching from behind its cartoonish googly eyes.Badger Technologies CEO Tim Rowland says its camera-equipped robots stop after detecting a potential spill. But to make sure, humans working in a control centre in the Philippines review the imagery before triggering a cleanup message over the loudspeaker.Rowland says 25 of the robots are now operating at certain Giant, Martin’s and Stop & Shop stores, with 30 more arriving each week.It’s not the only robot that U.S. shoppers might spot this year. Walmart and Midwestern supermarket chain Schnucks have deployed robots that help monitor inventory.The Associated Presslast_img read more

TSX rises amid Canadian economic growth data

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market registered a solid gain Friday amid data showing rising Canadian economic growth, while U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke kept the door open for another round of economic stimulus.The S&P/TSX composite index rose 86.08 points to 11,972.73, while the TSX Venture Exchange was 8.9 points higher at 1,226.87.The Canadian dollar was off early highs as the greenback strengthened on doubts about further stimulus. However, the loonie was still up 0.59 of a cent to 101.37 cents US as Statistics Canada said gross domestic product increased by 0.2% in June, against the 0.1% rise that economists had expected. This translated into a 0.5% gain for the second quarter with growth helped along by rising business investment.The agency reported that GDP expanded at an annual rate of 1.8% in the April-June period, slightly better than the 1.7% pace recorded in the U.S.U.S. indexes maintained a strong advance as Bernanke told an audience at the Fed’s annual retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyo., that the Fed will act to promote growth as needed.The Dow Jones industrials moved up 137.18 points to 13,137.89. The Nasdaq composite index climbed 26.64 points to 3,075.35 and the S&P 500 index rose 12.02 points to 1,411.5.Traders had been encouraged for much of August that signs of a slowing global economy in mid-summer indicated that central banks would step in with more stimulus to keep the recovery on track.Hopes had risen in particular after the release last week of minutes from the last Fed interest rate meeting Aug. 1 which said a growing number of members wanted to see the central bank do more to help the U.S. economy. And there had been speculation Bernanke would use Friday’s much-anticipated speech to signal more assistance, possibly in the form of further quantitative easing. This involves the Fed printing more money to buy bonds.But economic data released since then, including better than expected job creation in July, rising retail sales and a recovering housing sector, actually point to a strengthening economy, meaning the Fed could find it hard to justify more easing, analysts say.“I think this is what Fed governors are saying, the conditions are just not in place for massive further stimulus,” said John Tsagarelis, senior portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management.Bernanke suggested Friday that the Fed will consider further steps to boost the economy, which he describes as “far from satisfactory.”The Fed has its next interest rate announcement Sept. 14 and prior to that is the release next Friday of the U.S. non-farm payrolls for August. Job creation data for July beat expectations.Traders also looked ahead to the European Central Bank’s interest rate announcement on Thursday. There are expectations that the ECB will announce it is moving to help the most vulnerable members of the eurozone by controlling borrowing costs that ran ahead to unsustainable levels in Spain and Italy earlier this summer but have since retreated somewhat.ECB president Mario Draghi had sought to reassure markets at the beginning of this month, saying the ECB was prepared to do everything possible within its mandate to protect the euro currency union.The TSX energy sector rose 1.1% as oil prices moved higher with the October crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange ahead $1.30 at US$95.92 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) rose 48 cents to $30.35.Kuwait’s state-owned petroleum company has reportedly signed a preliminary deal to invest as much as $4-billion in a joint venture with Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH).The Globe and Mail says officials of Kuwait Petroleum Corp. have a memorandum of understanding for an investment to develop some of Athabasca’s oilsands properties in northern Alberta. Trading in Athabasca shares was halted before the open. The stock closed Thursday at $12.51.The base metals sector was ahead two per cent as copper turned negative, down one cent to US$3.43 a pound. But the sector was still ahead 0.5% and First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) advanced 78 cents to $19.07.The gold sector charged ahead two per cent while December bullion rose $18.50 to US$1,675.60 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) advanced $1.09 to $40.25.Financials were also positive amid two well-received earnings reports.National Bank of Canada reported after the close Thursday that quarterly profits grew by 13 per cent to $379-million. Adjusting for one-time items, it earned $353-million, or $1.98 per diluted share, up from $334-million and beating analyst estimates by eight cents. However, unlike the five big banks that also reported this week, National is not upping its dividend. Its shares were ahead 25 cents at $75.37.Canada’s five largest banks earned $7.8-billion in cumulative profits in the last quarter.And on Friday, Laurentian Bank of Canada (TSX:LB) earned net income of $30-million, or $1.06 diluted per share, in the quarter ended July 31. That was up from $29.1-million, or $1.08 diluted per share, in the same year-earlier period. Adjusted diluted earnings were $1.27 per share, up from $1.08. Its shares climbed 53 cents to $47.04.European bourses were higher as London’s FTSE 100 index gained 0.16%, Frankfurt’s DAX was up 0.87% and the Paris CAC 40 climbed 1.17%.The Canadian Press read more

Annan marks International Tolerance Day with call for action against fanaticism

Marking the International Day of Tolerance, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today warned that the global landscape continued to be scarred by fanaticism, exploitation of ignorance, and the fear of the ‘other.’ “One of the best responses to such toxic behaviour is to cultivate tolerance,” he said in a message. “No society can hope to flourish if it does not promote this essential virtue. Tolerance is an essential condition for peace, democracy and sustainable development.” He noted that in today’s interdependent world, societies are increasingly multicultural and more and more people are the product of several cultures. “Tolerance does not mean simple ‘putting up with’ others,” he added. “On the contrary, it means being actively committed to human rights and fundamental freedoms, constantly recognizing that what brings us together is more powerful than what keeps us apart, and adhering to rules of conduct that emphasize responsibility not only to oneself, but also to others.” read more

Ford recalls 38000 vans to fix side curtain air bags

by The Associated Press Posted Mar 31, 2016 8:04 am MDT Last Updated Mar 31, 2016 at 11:04 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Nov. 23, 2015 file photo shows a 2016 Ford Transit wagon van near Sioux Falls, S.D. Ford says on March 31, 2016, it’s recalling about 38,000 Transit vans in the U.S. and Canada because the side curtain air bags may not protect people properly in a crash. The recall covers low-roof Transit vans from the 2015 and 2016 model years. The company says the bags on either side of the vans may have been folded incorrectly.(AP Photo/Regina Garcia Cano) Ford recalls 38,000 vans to fix side curtain air bags DETROIT – Ford says it’s recalling about 38,000 Transit vans in the U.S. and Canada because the side curtain air bags may not protect people properly in a crash.The recall covers low-roof Transit vans from the 2015 and 2016 model years. The company says the bags on either side of the vans may have been folded incorrectly. They may not inflate at the proper angles to protect drivers or passengers. Ford says no crashes or injuries have been reported.The affected vans were built from March 12, 2014 through March 18, 2016.Dealers will inspect the air bags and adjust them if needed at no cost to owners. read more

UN deplores deliberate killing of civilians in Afghanistans Farah province

On Saturday, a group of Taliban deliberately shot 16 labourers, killing 12 and injuring four in the Qala-e-Kah district of Farah province, according to a press statement issued by the Mission.It added that all 16 civilians were from the same village and were on their way to work when the Taliban stopped their vehicles and shot them. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the killings on their website.“Such heinous killings are war crimes and spread terror among the civilian population,” said the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA, Ján Kubiš. “The Taliban should immediately cease deliberately targeting and killing civilians.”UNAMA reiterated that attacks directed against civilians are serious violations of international humanitarian law which all parties to the armed conflict – including all anti-Government elements – are required to uphold. read more

Career center offers career readiness for state agency recruitment

The career assessment tool targets both cognitive and soft skills, which have been identified as key traits for prospective employers seeking to recruit employees into the states workforce.We are excited to offer recruitment and career readiness tools to our state agency partners, said Department of Workforce Investment Commissioner Lana Gordon. Kentucky Career Center services are available at no charge to employers throughout the Commonwealth, and we encourage more agencies to take advantage of these valuable tools for the recruitment of highly qualified employees.Related Article: Fort Campbell surveying health and readiness of soldiersThrough the WIN Career Readiness training and Kentucky Career Readiness Certificate (KCRC), Kentucky Fish and Wildlife is using the KCC career tool for required applicant eligibility assessments. KDFWR utilized WIN for the first time earlier this year to assess prospective conservation officer recruits.The WIN tool makes it easier for applicants to take the required written assessment, and offers the agencys Law Enforcement Division within KDFWR greater flexibility by allowing for the assessment to be administered electronically at multiple locations across the state with results immediately available.Its been a positive change for us, said Col. Eric Gibson, Law Enforcement Division Director with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. It streamlines the front-end of our hiring process and gives applicants a test that is scored on aptitude and general knowledge.The Kentucky Career Center is the states dedicated career hub for connecting Kentuckians to education, training and employment opportunities through services available in all 120 counties. KCCs utilize career readiness tools such as WIN to match qualified workers directly with employer and industry needs. FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Kentucky Career Center, within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, is partnering with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to offer career readiness training and assessments to applicants for state government careers.Featuring 17 of top essential skills identified by employers for potential employees to be successful in the workforce, WIN Career Readiness is a tool available to Kentucky employers at no cost through the Kentucky Career Center. – Advertisement – read more

Theres a lot of talent up here NCAA coaches want Canadian talent

VANCOUVER — Coaches for some of the NCAA’s best basketball teams had the chance to perform a couple of key duties this week.Not only did they guide their women’s and men’s teams in out-of-conference games at the inaugural Vancouver Showcase, they also got to spend time in a country that is becoming a recruiting hot spot.“They’ve got some unbelievable talent, some great coaches,” said University of Washington men’s coach Mike Hopkins.Just look at R.J. Barrett, he said.The 18-year-old Mississauga, Ont., native is lighting up the court as a freshman forward at Duke University, averaging 22.8 points in his first six games. He’s expected to be a high pick in the 2019 NBA draft.“It’s one of the top countries in terms of basketball,” said Hopkins, who knows a thing or two about Canadian products from his time as an assistant at Syracuse, the college home of former Canuck NBAers like Andy Rautins, Kris Joseph and Tyler Ennis.“Canada basketball is up-and-coming. They’re competing against the U.S. for the best in the world.”One Canadian player sticks out in the mind of Muffet McGraw, the coach of the top-ranked Notre Dame women’s team since 1987.Natalie Achonwa is from Guelph, Ont., and played for McGraw from 2010 to 2014, leading the Fighting Irish to four consecutive Final Four appearances.“She’s one of my all-time favourites,” the coach said. “She left her name in the record books and I think she’s going to be a great coach one day, too.”Since leaving Notre Dame, Achonwa has played three seasons with the WNBA’s Indiana Fever and helped the national team capture gold at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.“She is somebody who exemplifies what Canada has to offer,” McGraw said in this week. “There’s been a lot of great players out of here. And we would love to keep recruiting them. There’s just a lot of talent up here.”Several schools vied to sign one of the country’s newest emerging stars. Laeticia Amihere of Milton, Ont., drew awe from around the Internet after a clip of her dunking in a game went viral in 2017.The 17-year-old announced earlier this month that she has committed to the University of South Carolina, saying in a video that she picked the school because of their “winning culture” and the opportunity to work with Hall of Fame coach Dawn Staley.Mael Gilles, who’s from Montreal and plays forward at Rutgers University, said playing in the NCAA offers a higher level of competition than what’s available at many Canadian schools.“It’s a completely different game, basketball in Canada and basketball in the United States. It’s faster, there’s more skill,” she said.“I feel like in Canada, the sports, it’s more about football and hockey.”Josip Vrankic, a sophomore forward at Santa Clara University (Steve Nash’s alma mater), got a rare chance to play on Canadian soil in Vancouver this week. The crowd cheered when the starting lineup was announced, revealing that he’s from Toronto.“For me, it felt really cool knowing that I have support from people back in Canada and people actually care,” Vrankic said, adding that he held his head high and sang along when O Canada was played before the game.Tournaments like the Vancouver Showcase, Vrankic said, could help put the spotlight on Canadian basketball.“I think the more exposure we get, the more people starting looking up to the north and seeing that we have people that can play basketball there and compete at a high level,” he said. “I think it should take us to the next level, which I think we deserve for all the talent and stuff we produce.”Part of the problem is that it’s harder to find NCAA games — especially women’s games — on TV in Canada, said Louise Forsyth, a sophomore guard at Gonzaga University.Playing more tournaments north of the border could create a bigger appetite for the sport and entice a new generation to play, said the Langley, B.C., native.“I think it definitely grows the game of basketball in Canada,” she said. “I think it’s a really good chance for young girls and just people in general to see women’s basketball at the highest level.”Plus, playing in front of a hometown crowd is a lot of fun, the 19-year-old said. Her friends, family and former coaches all turned out Wednesday afternoon to watch Gonzaga battle reigning NCAA champion Notre Dame. Cheers erupted when Forsyth hit the floor and again when she sunk a three-pointer.Gonzaga lost 81-65, but the experience was still special for Forsyth.“I could hear them in the stands. It was really nice,” she said. “I’m just really excited for the opportunity.”The Vancouver Showcase women’s final is Saturday night.Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press read more

Ohio State junior guard Raven Ferguson suspended for first 3 games of

Ohio State women’s basketball junior guard Raven Ferguson has been suspended for the first three games of the 2013-14 regular season by head coach Kevin McGuff for a violation of team rules, according to an OSU press release.“I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Raven and having the opportunity to coach her, so it makes this extremely disappointing,” McGuff said in the press release. “She is a good kid, but her actions have not been in line with what the standards of this program are and will be in the future. Hopefully she can make some behavioral changes, and after this suspension, come back and make a positive impact on our program.”Ferguson is scheduled to sit out games at West Virginia Friday, against Florida Atlantic Sunday and Virginia Commonwealth Nov. 14. She is set to be eligible to return to the court for OSU Nov. 17 in Athens, Ga., against Georgia.An OSU spokesman told The Lantern in an email that he is unable to “provide any additional information other than it was a violation of team rules.”Ferguson did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment.OSU is scheduled to start its 2013-14 season against the Mountaineers Friday at 5:30 p.m. in Morgantown W. Va. read more

Samsung stops supplying Apple with batteries for iPadMacBook

first_imgApple may be the company taking most of the legal action against Samsung, but it looks as though Samsung is the one making business decisions to move away from supplying Apple.Back in October, Samsung terminated its LCD contract with Apple. That was significant because Samsung is Apple’s largest supplier of displays, shipping tens of millions to the company every year. Now, the contract termination seems to be extending, as Samsung has stopped supplying Apple with batteries for the iPad and MacBook laptops.The details are limited, but it seems Samsung stopped the supply rather than Apple initiating this. Apple has now called upon other manufacturing partners, including Amperex Technology Limited and Tianjin Lishen Battery, to make up the difference–a difference that must account for millions of batteries.There was also a rumor, and one some in Samsung has denied, that it had raised Apple chip production prices 20 percent. But whether that is true or not, it is very clear that both Apple and Samsung are breaking away from each other as the lawsuits continue.Who does this hurt more? I’d say Apple. Samsung will obviously miss the revenue gained from large Apple orders, but you could argue it no longer needs them due to the growing success of the company’s Galaxy range of devices. There’s also not going to be a shortage of other brand devices needing displays, batteries, and chips manufactured.Apple on the other hand needs to secure availability of its very popular devices to avoid a shortage and missed sales opportunities. And Samsung was capable of meeting most of that demand. The supply chain for Apple is weaker without having them as a supplier in the short term at least.BrightWire, via AppAdvicelast_img read more

Somali pirates hijack Greek megatanker

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Suspected Somali pirates have hijacked a Greek tanker off the coast of the Horn of Africa country, a regional maritime official confirmed on Monday. Andrew Mwangura, the East Africa Coordinator of Seafarers Assistance Program (SAP) said the Piraeus-registered Maran Centaurus was seized late Sunday with its 28 crew members on board, including Greeks, Filipinos and a Romanian.Mr Mwangura said the Greek vessel which was traveling from Kuwait to the United States was hijacked off the eastern coast of Somalia. “This is the biggest vessel to have been hijacked by Somali pirates recently and followed that of Sirius Star. Maran Centaurus was heading to United States from Kuwait when she was hijacked off the eastern coast of Somalia,” Mr Mwangura was reported as saying by the Chinese news agency Xinhua.Reports say the Maran Centauros has a crew consisting of nine Greek nationals, 16 Filipinos, two Ukrainians and one Romanian. The vessel’s first mate informed the ship-owner Christen Navigation of the incident, saying the crew was well. He also told the owner that the pirates had directed the tanker to sail to a Somali port.Piracy has become rampant off the coast of Africa, especially in the waters near Somalia, which has been without an effective government since 1991. Ransoms starting out in tens of thousands of dollars have climbed into millions.Somalia is at the entrance to the Gulf of Aden, which leads to the Red Sea and the Suez Canal, one of the world’s most important shipping channels.The Gulf of Aden, off the northern coast of Somalia, has the highest risk of piracy in the world. About 25,000 ships use the channel south of Yemen, between the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea.last_img read more

Chelsea to target both Zidane Blanc

first_imgChelsea are preparing to make an informal approach for Zinedine Zidane, although Laurent Blanc is expected to take charge at the club after they pulled out of signing Maurizio SarriThe Blues are expected to release Antonio Conte from his post at Stamford Bridge this summer after a disappointing season which saw Chelsea fail to retain their Premier League and finish outside the top four in the league table.While aware that Zidane will very likely to be in high demand, the London club are prepared to make at least an informal approach for the Frenchman this summer as they seek to reclaim their Premier League crown next season.However, it is Zidane’s former France teammate Laurent Blanc who is now the new favourite to become the new manager at Chelsea after they withdrew their interest in Sarri due to his homophobic views.The former Napoli had in fact been involved in a big public row with former Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini, who now is the new head coach of Italy.“The confrontation on the touchline? You have to ask Sarri about that,” said Mancini, as reported on The Sun.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“He is a racist. People like him do not belong in football.“I stood up to ask about the five minutes being added on and Sarri shouted ‘p***’ and ‘f*****’ at me.“I wouldn’t be proud to be that, if he is what is considered a man.”Due to this, Chelsea have now decided to pursue a deal for Blanc.The 52-year-old was recently in charge of Paris Saint-Germain, where he won three Ligue titles.last_img read more

Jamaica working to reduce human trafficking

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppJamaica, July 3rd 2017 – Kingston – Jamaica is making major strides to curb crime especially human trafficking. According to a report released by the US department of State on June 27th, Jamaica has demonstrated increasing efforts to eliminate human trafficking by securing two convictions, prosecuting nine cases against 13 alleged offenders and investigating 40 potentially new cases.Head of the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP), Carol Palmer, also confirmed that the report noted the country’s increased efforts to raise awareness of the crime, and Jamaica’s new victim protocol for health, labour and child welfare.The U.S report also emphasized the responsibility of other Caribbean Governments to criminalize human trafficking and hold offenders more accountable. Palmer stated  “countries should scale up their actions to enable law enforcement agencies to respond effectively in investigating cases of human trafficking, rescuing victims and helping the prosecutorial services to build effective cases against offenders.”Palmer also urged regional Governments to work collaboratively to develop the capacity of law enforcement and judicial officials to implement more modern investigative and evidence processing techniques.  All in all, human trafficking is a serious crime which affect all Caribbean countries.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Recommended for you Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Related Items:#humantrafficking, #magneticmedianews, jamaicalast_img read more

A look at religion in 2018 with Pastor Miles McPherson

first_img 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- As 2018 comes to an end we’re taking a look back at how religion played a role in the headlines, from an increase in religious hate crimes to communities rising up to break stereotypes.Joining KUSI to discuss more is Pastor Miles McPherson from the Rock Church.If you’re interested in Christmas services at Rock Church:Special Christmas worship – Friday December 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the Point Loma CampusChristmas Services Sunday- all campuses (4 service times)Christmas Eve service 4 p.m.- all campusesAll information can be found at SDrock.com December 19, 2018 A look at religion in 2018 with Pastor Miles McPherson Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 19, 2018last_img read more

Police investigate shattered transit bus window in Liberty City

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police are investigating after a window shattered on a Miami-Dade Transit bus in Liberty City, causing panic among passengers.City of Miami Police responded to the scene of the incident at Northwest 13th Avenue and 63nd Street, Monday night.It remains unclear what caused the window to break, but investigators confirmed this was not a shooting.No riders on board were hurt.Roads in the area remained open while officials investigated.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Surveillance video catches man ramming car into security guard in Doral

first_imgDORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – Surveillance cameras captured a man driving his car into a security guard in a Doral neighborhood.Police said 52-year-old Kenneth Strubbe was in his idling car outside of a gated community in the area of Northwest 112th Court and 73rd Street on May 24.A security guard was working the traffic post when he stood in front of Strubbe’s car and used his hands to signal him to remain stopped until the car in front of his made it passed the gate.Cameras captured two separate instances in which the 52-year-old accelerated his car towards the guard, hitting him in the legs.Police arrested Strubbe on Thursday on aggravated battery charges; he has since posted bond.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Armin Van Buuren On Expanding His Label To NYC We Feel There

first_img Email News Armin Van Buuren Talks Armada NYC Label Expansion armin-van-buuren-expanding-his-label-nyc-we-feel-there-business-opportunity-here Armin Van Buuren On Expanding His Label To NYC: “We Feel There Is Business Opportunity Here” Twitter Before taking the stage at Ultra Miami in late March, the Dutch DJ spoke to the Recording Academy about why Armada Music, with offices in Amsterdam and London, made the move to the Big AppleJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Apr 11, 2019 – 5:18 pm GRAMMY-nominated DJ and producer Armin van Buuren is staying busy. Not only did he recently premiere a few songs at Ultra fest in Miami and bring his radio show, “A State Of Trance,” to more than 100 FM stations across the world every Thursday, he’s also expanded his Armada Music label to New York City.Before taking the stage at Ultra Miami in late March, the electronic music juggernaut spoke to the Recording Academy about why Armada Music, which he founded in 2003 with Maykel Piron and David Lewis and has offices in Amsterdam and London, made the move to the Big Apple. “We believe that there is a lot of potential growth for dance music in the U.S.,” he said. “Not to say that the American labels aren’t already great, but we really want to, especially for the American acts that we sign, we wanna give them the feeling that we have actual presence in the U.S. … we feel there is business opportunity here.”The van Buuren says the offices in NYC will also work in A&R. “It all happens in New York or L.A. nowadays; All the great writing teams are there, so we have to be present there,” he said. He did his own songwriting on a song he premiered at the fest called “Phone Down,” which he wrote with Fernando Garibay. The song about modern communication, he said, is relatable to many people.”Your phone has become your only connection to your lover and we all stare at our phone so much, your smartphone is the center of your life and we wanted to write a song about that.”The DJ, who was joined by David Lee Roth of Van Halen during his Ultra set, also announced that he will bring his A State of Trance festival to Oakland, Calif. on June 29 to 25,000 people. “It’s gonna be the biggest presence a State of Trance has ever had in North America,” he said. The Woman. Collective Wants Music Festivals To Be A Safe Space For “Every One”Read more Facebook last_img read more