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Premier League managers to meet referees’ head to discuss VAR problems

first_imgEverton Jürgen Klopp Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Read more Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn The meetings had been planned months ago, it is understood, but following the latest VAR controversies the meeting on Thursday will include discussion of whether match officials should be allowed to consult pitchside monitors. Referees in all other competitions that currently use the VAR system are allowed to consult these monitors but those taking charge of Premier League matches are not.Should a majority of managers and clubs agree on the issue, the PGMOL will consider introducing them but it is understood no formal vote will be made at this stage.The Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp, vented his frustration at VAR after Roberto Firmino had a “goal” ruled out for offside during his side’s win at Aston Villa on Saturday. Klopp, who has said his side have been on the wrong end of several big VAR decisions this season, has called for clarification on the current use of the system.Everton’s home draw against Tottenham on Sunday was the latest in a growing list of Premier League games in which VAR has come in for heavy criticism. Tottenham’s Dele Alli appeared to have handled in his own penalty area but after a three-minute delay VAR decided not to award Everton a spot-kick. PA Media Referees Video assistant referees (VARs) Share on Twitter Liverpool Premier League Reuse this content Topics Share on WhatsApp Tottenham Hotspur Share via Email Premier League managers will meet with Mike Riley, manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), on Thursday to discuss the video assistant referee (VAR) system.Riley, who heads the body responsible for the country’s leading referees, will meet the top flight’s northern-based managers after sharing views with southern managers last week. news Out-of-form Everton and Tottenham leave it to VAR to supply highlightslast_img read more

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12 days agoNorwich target Bayern Munich striker Kwasi Okyere Wriedt

first_imgNorwich target Bayern Munich striker Kwasi Okyere Wriedtby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich striker Kwasi Okyere Wriedt is attracting Premier League interest.BILD says Norwich are interested in signing Wriedt from Bayern in January.The 25-year-old Ghana international has featured just twice at first-team level since joining in 2017.However, he has been prolific for Die Bayern’s second string. And Canaries boss Daniel Farke’s contacts in Germany have urged him to make a move. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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NNS Floods Dry Dock and Floats Aircraft Carrier

first_img My location zoom Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division began flooding the dry dock where the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) has been under construction since November 2009. With the push of a dozen buttons, ship’s sponsor Susan Ford Bales initiated the flow of more than 100 million gallons of water into the dry dock.The flooding of the dry dock takes place in phases during which various tests are conducted. Initially, the dock is flooded about 4 feet high to its keel blocks, wood-capped concrete pads on which the ship has been supported during construction.“Flooding of the dry dock, floating of the ship, and transfer to the outfitting pier all represent the successful completion of a tremendous amount of hard work by our talented shipbuilders,” said Rolf Bartschi, NNS’ vice president of CVN 78 carrier construction. “The shipbuilding team has taken great pride in building this first-of-class ship, and we all look forward to the next phase of ship construction and testing that will occur at the pier.”Once the dock is fully flooded and initial afloat testing is complete, water will be partially pumped out and the ship returned to her keel blocks in anticipation of Ford’s christening on Nov. 9. The ship will float again about a week later when it is moved to a pier for outfitting. Ford is scheduled for delivery to the U.S. Navy in 2016.Gerald R. Ford represents the next-generation class of aircraft carriers. The first-in-class ship features a new nuclear power plant, a redesigned island, electromagnetic catapults, improved weapons movement, an enhanced flight deck capable of increased aircraft sortie rates, and growth margin for future technologies and reduced manning. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 HII, October 13, 2013 Print  Closelast_img read more

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Improving Services for Vulnerable Youth

first_img The 2006 Nunn Commission Report recommended that government direct more resources toward cross-department collaboration and community partnerships to ensure that youth who are at-risk get and stay on the right track. The province’s Child and Youth Strategy was a key recommendation of the Nunn Report. Part of the strategy’s early success is from collaboration between government departments responsible for its implementation. Education, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Services are all working together to ensure the right programs and services are accessible to all Nova Scotians. As part of this effort, the strategy organizes the Leaders of Today Summit to connect government directly with young people. “This government is committed to hearing from our youth. They can tell us what they think directly,” said Ms. Peterson-Rafuse. This program is part of the province’s larger effort to support youth who are at risk. Other efforts include supporting youth-focused Phoenix House and Empire House, developing a Follow Up Next Day Service to assist with parent-child problems, offering SchoolsPlus to make services more accessible and providing career training and educational support for former youth-in-care. Vulnerable youth will soon have more support to stay in school, find jobs, get involved in the community and get help with family problems thanks to a $614,000 investment by the province. The funding, a partnership between the departments of Community Services, Education, Health and Wellness and Justice, was announced in Truro, today, March 14, by Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse. “I’m excited to launch this program that finally addresses the gap in services for this age group of 16-to-early 20-year-olds,” said Ms. Peterson-Rafuse. “We are making life better for families by adding to a wide range of services that are already available for vulnerable youth.” Community organizations across Nova Scotia will hire 10 new outreach workers to support the age group with a wide range of services. “These young people have a variety of needs and this will focus existing community resources to support them in making better decisions and achieving their potential,” said Ms. Peterson-Rafuse. Michelle Rogers, Native Social Counselling Agency, is looking forward to hiring a youth outreach worker who will work in Aboriginal communities across Nova Scotia. “An outreach worker for our community will enable us to reach out to a new age group. We want to help our teens connect with services to overcome the barriers they are facing. This program will be an asset for our organization and community.” Community-based organizations will assist in delivering the new program. They are: Family Services of Eastern Nova Scotia, Sydney and Port Hawkesbury Canadian Mental Health Association and Native Council of Nova Scotia, Truro Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County, New Glasgow Phoenix Youth Programs, Halifax Valley Refuge Association, Kentville SHYFT Youth Services, Yarmouth last_img read more

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First Moroccan gay Film Director Awarded First Prize in France

first_imgCasablanca– “L’Armée du salut” (the Army of salvation), a film by Moroccan director Abdellah Taia, earned the first prize in France’s Premiers Plans Angers Festival held from January 17 through to 26, beating out other French films that competed in the event.Abdellah Taia’s film stole the spotlight from other French movies that took place in the French festival. The jury praised the Moroccan director’s film as demonstrating cinematic excellence and attention to detail.The film tells the story of a teenager, Abdellah, in the Casablanca of the 1980s. The 81 minutes film tells the story of the gay life of Abdellah, being in bad terms with his father in the Casablanca of 1980s. He lives in a popular area of the city, with a modest family, surrounded by an overbearing mother, a weary father, several sisters absorbed in the futility of their youth, and a brother he loves so much that his love for him causes ambiguity. In the streets of Casablanca, he has occasional sexual intercourse with men. Ten years later, after his brother Slimane abandoned him, Abdellah lives with his Swiss lover, Jean, then leaves the country and goes to Geneva. Once there, he decides to break up and to start a new life alone and took shelter in a house of the Salvation Army. In Geneva, he has love affairs coupled with the turmoil of exile, whose pain remains deeply rooted in his memory.In the film, the naive teenager has his first sexual experiences, exploited by some of the people he encounters throughout the film.Born in Sale, Morocco, the thirty-nine year old, Abdellah Taïa is the first Moroccan and Arab writer to have openly come out about his homosexuality in an interview with the literary magazine TelQuel in 2007.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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Ohio State baseball splits 4 in Snowbird Classic loses 2 against Indiana

Then-sophomore pitcher John Kuchno (45) throws the ball during a game against Northwestern May 6, 2012, at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU won, 4-1.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe clink of aluminum bats has returned as Ohio State’s baseball team began their season in Port Charlotte, Fla.The bats started out hot for the Buckeyes as they won their first two games against Connecticut and Auburn, but then lost two in a row to Indiana State.In Sunday’s game against the Indiana State, sophomore right handed pitcher Jake Post started on the mound for the Buckeyes. He gave them four good innings, but errors allowed three unearned runs to cross the plate for Indiana State.Freshman pitcher Tanner Tully came on in the fifth and gave up another run in the sixth before the Buckeyes began a nice rally in the bottom half.A balk and an error plated two runs and left the bases loaded for senior outfielder Tim Wetzel. He hit into a fielder’s choice that scored two more as sophomore first baseman Zach Ratliff turned it into a double steal.OSU gained its first lead in the eighth after three doubles from freshman outfielder Ronnie Dawson, sophomore infielder Craig Nennig and Wetzel.With a 6-4 lead heading into the ninth, junior pitcher Trace Dempsey came in to try and seal the deal, but gave up four runs on four hits to give the Sycamores an 8-6 advantage.Indiana State freshman pitcher Ryan Keaffaber stymied the Buckeyes to earn the two game sweep.“I liked the way we battled today,” Wetzel said Sunday. “It was nice to get the all of the young guys experience. It can happen with a young team, so you have to be ready to go every day.”Coach Greg Beals was disappointed with the outcome of the final game, especially after how his team battled so far back.“Today was a big lesson for us,” Beals said after the loss. “We have the ability to play really bad … and to come back like we did. The game is humbling, but we need to do all the necessary work to make sure we’re ready to go out and play.”Freshman pitcher Zach Farmer began his collegiate career starting on the bump for Saturday’s tilt with the ISU. His start did not go as planned, though, as he gave up a three-hit, two-run first inning.Dawson got the Buckeyes back in it in the fourth with a three-run homerun off junior Brad Lombard. Dawson finished the day going 3-4 in his first collegiate game.The Buckeyes wouldn’t score again though and ISU took advantage of their inept bats, scoring two more runs off Farmer and another three off freshman right handed pitcher Adam Niemeyer for a 7-3 win.The early game Saturday against Auburn matched up a pair of southpaws as the Buckeyes’ junior Ryan Riga and the Tigers’ senior Michael O’Neal were starting on the mound. Both lefties pitched brilliantly as each went six strong innings and only gave up four hits each.The difference was redshirt-junior Josh Dezse’s RBI single in the fourth. After missing all of last season with a stress reaction, Dezse was the designated hitter for each game and didn’t miss a beat.That run was all the Buckeyes needed, as Griga didn’t allow a run before handing it off to redshirt-senior pitcher Tyler Giannonatti for the seventh. Dempsey came in to finish the final two innings for his first save of the season and sealing the 1-0 victory for OSU.“I felt good, but obviously it was a lot more important for the team getting this win,” Riga said. “It gives your more confidence for tomorrow.”Friday’s season opener against the Huskies started off shaky for the Buckeyes as senior pitcher Greg Greve started out the game giving up two runs in the top of the first. He quickly settled in after that though and the offense made up for those early runs in impressive fashion.With the bases loaded in the bottom of the third, sophomore infielder Jacob Bosiokovic hammered a ball over the centerfield fence for a grand slam and the Buckeyes’ first runs of the season. His blast energized both the offense and defense as they didn’t allow another run, but added four more of their own for an 8-2 win.“I was just trying to put something in play and help the team win,” Bosiokovic said. “Fortunately I hit it over the fence.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to play UCF Friday in Orlando. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. read more

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Ohio State mens hockey set for home series against NebraskaOmaha

OSU senior forward Darik Angell (10) advances the puck during a game against Miami (OH) on Oct. 17. at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 5-1.Credit: Michael Griggs / For The LanternFitting with the nature of their position, defensemen on the Ohio State men’s hockey team don’t have much margin for error. The Buckeyes have six spots in the lineup for defensemen and eight healthy blue liners vying to claim them.This weekend, the Buckeyes (2-3-1) will play the winners of their weekly position battle during their home series against the University of Nebraska-Omaha.But while the depth on the blue line has been a blessing for the OSU coaching staff, it’s posed a challenge for those working to crack the lineup.OSU senior defenseman Al McLean was the latest to realize that when he was made a healthy scratch for last Saturday’s game against Canisius College.McLean, who would have played his 100th collegiate game on Saturday, was replaced by freshman defenseman Victor Björkung, who, at the time, had played only two collegiate games.The swap made clear that while the Buckeyes return seven defensemen, nobody’s spot in the lineup is guaranteed.“At this level, everybody’s competitive,” McLean said. “Nobody takes a backseat knowing they’re going to play each weekend no matter what happens in practice.”The decision to scratch McLean was performance-based, but also an indication of the team’s positional depth, OSU associate coach Brett Larson said.“There’s a lot of competition back there,” Larson said. “You’re always trying to balance playing your (veterans) with developing your young guys.”On-ice infractions have complicated OSU’s search for a balance through the first three series of the season.The team issued one-game sanctions to senior defenseman Justin DaSilva and junior defenseman Sam Jardine after their game misconducts during the Buckeyes’ loss to Miami University on Oct. 17. Sophomore defenseman Josh Healey, however, was not benched following his ejection from OSU’s loss to Providence on Oct. 11.“Obviously every hit is reviewable because sometimes you agree with the (referee) and sometimes you don’t,” Larson said.Through the early part of the season, sophomore forward Nick Schilkey said he’s noticed a slight increase in the stringency of officiating.“It’s kind of weird,” Schilkey said of the increase in match penalties. “Beforehand we thought it was just us … then you watch other games and it’s happening there, too.”An NCAA official visited OSU during the preseason to clarify the legality of hits, but it’s a concept that’s often situational, Schilkey said.McLean said he believes the frequency of misconducts will diminish over time. “Usually you’ll see more calls like that at the beginning of the year,” McLean said. “Everybody on our team’s a smart hockey player, they’ll all adjust as they have to.”Making that adjustment may be a tough task against the University of Nebraska-Omaha (4-1-1, 2-0-0). The Mavericks, under the direction of coach Dean Blais, operate on a foundation of physicality and competitiveness, Larson said.“They’re not an extremely detailed team as far as their systems, but they play with a lot of heart and a lot of energy,” Larson said. “We’re going to have to be the same way.”The University of Nebraska-Omaha is coming off a win and tie against Cornell University last weekend.Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Schottenstein Center.Loose Pucks-Junior defensemen Craig Dalrymple and Blake Doerring participated in Wednesday’s practice and are day-to-day with upper-body injuries, Larson said.-OSU coach Steve Rohlik was on recruiting assignment during Wednesday’s practice and media availability.-Rohlik spent three years as a coach with the Mavericks. read more

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Momentum calls for hundreds of thousands of people to take to the

Momentum has called for “hundreds of thousands of people” to occupy cities across the country in protest of Boris Johnson’s move to prorogue Parliament.  Laura Parker, a former Jeremy Corbyn aide who is coordinating Saturday’s demonstrations, has urged anti-Brexit supporters to take “radical action” when they take to the streets.On Wednesday night there were ugly scenes in Westminster as pro and anti-Brexit supporters clashed in the street as 5,000 people descended on Parliament following the announcement of Mr Johnson’s decision.Momentum cited the demonstration as inspiration for its planned protests Saturday, which will continue on Tuesday, as it rallied supporters under the social media hashtag “Stop The Coup”.Ms Parker said she wanted those taking part to block bridges and roads in London, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield and York tomorrow, with a further protest in London on Tuesday.Talking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, she said: “We want to see hundreds of thousands of people peacefully exercise their right to protest to tell the Prime Minister his attempts to shut down democracy is unacceptable.”When asked if she wanted people to blockade streets, Momentum’s national coordinator said she was in Whitehall with a group of people who “were stopping traffic and making their point very peacefully”.  Boris Johnson was elected by “a handful of extremists… he will not prevail… he has overplayed his hand.”@ParkerCiccone from the campaign group @PeoplesMomentum is preparing for protests against the suspension of Parliament over the weekend #r4today— BBC Radio 4 Today (@BBCr4today) August 30, 2019 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. In one post on Twitter, Momentum said: “If you shut down our Parliament, we’ll shut down the streets.”And linking to an event planned for midday on Saturday outside Downing Street, the group said: “Boris Johnson is trying to shut down our democracy so that he can deliver on his Brexit agenda.”We we can’t just rely on the courts or parliamentary process to save the day. We all have a duty to stand up and be counted. Join us… to defend democracy and fight against Boris Johnson’s Brexit agenda.”Ms Parker told Today: “Over hundreds of years, hundreds of thousands of people have fought for the system that we have. “Boris Johnson, elected by a handful of extremists in his own party, cannot run roughshot over that. He will not prevail. “He has overplayed his hand and he is listening to a small cohort of advisers. He’d be better off listening to members of his own party, dozens of whom are now coming out and saying this is wrong.” “We’re asking people to come out with their homemade banners to chant, sing, lead choirs, to march up and down the streets,” she added.  “And we expect hundreds of thousands of people to engage in their democratic right to protest.”  read more

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Dingo looks to Latin America for growth opportunities

first_imgBrisbane firm Dingo says it is looking to Latin America for growth opportunities after a shake up in the mining and resources industry, which has seen the region take over Australia’s top spot in the sector. Paul Higgins, Managing Director of the mining software provider, said Dingo already exported 40% of its products and services overseas – and he was hoping to grow that figure substantially in the next few years.“These current conditions have challenged us to look beyond our normal markets,” he said after returning from a Mining Equipment, Technology & Services (METS) Tourism Industry Queensland trade mission to Peru and Chile.“Latin America has been bumped to the top of the capital investment tree, driven by the demand for copper out of China, and we see that as a huge opportunity.”Higgins said Dingo had been approached by South American and Mexican companies chasing partnership deals, which the company was evaluating. “Australia is seen by this part of the world as a market leader in mining and resources technology, which opens the door for us,” he said. “These markets are underserved and we are excited about the value we can deliver there.”According to research group SNL, more than a quarter of capital raised in the first half of 2015 – some 26% – was directed towards Latin America, placing it ahead of Canada when it comes to mining and resources investment. There are currently 293 mining projects underway in South America worth between $290 and $316 billion. Partly prompted by strong interest in Dingo’s products and services at last month’s Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition in Sydney, the company is also looking at global opportunities in Africa, Indonesia, China and Europe according to Higgins.“Despite the current downturn in the Australian industry, we felt the AIMEX conference was well worth attending,” he said. “The numbers were down, but that was a plus for us because it allowed us to stand out. And the companies that were there, were there for the long run, so it was quality over quantity.” Higgins said the number of Chinese exhibitors had skyrocketed at this year’s AIMEX conference, which should send a signal to the industry about future trends. “This aspect of the changing international market does not create a big challenge for Dingo, because we provide highly specialist products,” he said.“But it shows where things are going for mining generally and we have seen the impact of that already in relation to the big deal brokered in Mongolia.” Higgins started Dingo from a Toowong apartment in 1994, but the privately-owned company now manages more than $7 billion worth of assets and employs almost 50 people. The company intends to grow these numbers dramatically in coming years as it expands its geographic footprint.last_img read more

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Internet permet un gain de temps aux mamans

first_imgInternet permet un gain de temps aux mamansUne enquête a mis en lumière l’emploi de plus en plus important d’Internet par les mères de famille.Quoi de mieux que le web pour continuer à faire du shopping tout en gardant un oeil sur sa progéniture ? Une enquête Ipsos et WebMediaGroup a révélé que 90% des mères internautes de plus de 18 ans effectuent au moins un achat par mois sur le net. Ces “Digital Mums” sont même 44% à déclarer utiliser plus de 20% du budget familial global dans des achats sur la toile, d’abord pour elles (60%), ensuite pour leurs enfants (45%). En tête des achats de ces “mamans digitales”, on trouve les vêtements et accessoires de mode (80% des achats). En ce qui concerne les achats pour les enfants, ce sont les jeux (54%) ainsi que les produits culturels comme les livres et les DVD (24%) qui arrivent en tête. Toutefois, si elles sont de grandes utilisatrices d’Internet, ces “Digital Mums” restent méfiantes pour leurs enfants. 88% d’entre elles sont réticentes à un accès non-surveillé au web. Le 10 février 2011 à 13:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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UC system accepts record number of California applicants

first_img Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter AP SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California has accepted a record number of freshmen and transfer students that includes the most ever from California for the 2019-20 academic year.The university system said Monday its nine undergraduate campuses accepted 71,655 California freshmen and 26,700 students who will transfer from California community colleges. That’s about 600 more California students than last year.UC schools have been under pressure to accept California residents so they can have a cheaper way to complete a four-year degree at the state’s top public universities.Nearly 218,000 prospective undergraduates applied for at least one UC school for fall 2019 during the application period that ended Nov. 30, according to figures released by the university system. They include about 177,000 applications to become freshmen. UC system accepts record number of California applicants AP, July 23, 2019 Posted: July 23, 2019last_img read more

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2 hospitalized after boat catches fire at Fort Lauderdale shipyard

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Two people have been hospitalized after a boat caught fire at a shipyard in Fort Lauderdale, Saturday afternoon.The 32-foot center console boat caught fire at a shipyard on Southwest 25th Terrace.Fire rescue crews arrived to find the boat fully engulfed in flames.Two passengers on board the boat were transported to Broward Health Medical Center.According to officials, they both sustained burn injuries. One of them is being treated for trauma injuries, and the other suffered injuries that are not life-threatening.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Usibelli Coal Mine celebrates 75 years in Healy

first_imgUsibelli Coal Mine is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The operation in Healy started by Emil Usibelli in 1943, run by his son and now by his grandson, is Alaska’s only operating coal mine.Listen nowJoe Usibelli has run the company for the last three decades, and shared the story of the family coal mine in a recent presentation to the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce. Usibelli says his family came to the US over a century ago to seek a better life, just like today’s immigrants.”My great-grandfather came over in 1907, my grandfather came over in 1909,” Usibelli said. “They came over form Italy, and there’s parallels in the world right now.”Usibelli says his grandfather worked numerous jobs along the West Coast, eventually coming to Alaska and later starting a coal mine to supply the Army as the military built up in Alaska for World War II.”The original customer was Ladd Army Airfield, which is now Ft. Wainwright,” Usibelli said.The Usibelli mine continues to provide coal for interior military and public power generation. For a time the mine exported coal outside Alaska, until changing world markets, made it uneconomic.”We’ve had trials and tribulations; we continue,” Usibelli said. “Every business does, every business has that. But you need to learn from it and you need to get through it.”Usibelli attributes the family mine’s long term success to a few basic elements.”Working hard, having tenacity, having a bit of luck,” Usibelli said.While power generation has shifted to natural gas in many places outside, Usibelli remains optimistic about coal’s future in Alaska, noting renovation of a second Golden Valley Electric Association’s coal fired plant in Healy and the University of Alaska Fairbanks replacement of its old power plant with a state of the art coal burning facility“The new university plant is getting ready to start up here in just the next few weeks. And those are our future,” Usibelli said.The Usibelli Mine is holding a 75th anniversary open house and reception at the mine site in Healy, Saturday August 4thlast_img read more

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Faizan death suspected to be murder wife

first_imgThe case of businessman Faizan who allegedly killed himself on ORR has taken a new turn after his wife suspected it was a murder. Faizan’s wife approached the police and said that her husband was murdered. She said that Faizan had been worried over financial problems and left home on a business deal of Rs 3 crore. However, the police investigated the case and confirmed that it was suicide. Also Read – Hyderabad: L&T bags IT awards Advertise With Us The police said that they have retrieved the call details and learned that Faizan was in constantly in touch with a friend for the past two days before his suicide. Faizan’s friend said that the former was worried about financial problems. The CCTV footage also showed the Faizan was alone in the car when he committed suicide, said police. The police seized the country-made gun and sent it to the forensic lab. Meanwhile, the family of Faizan said that they have never seen a gun with him. Faizan was found injured in a red Mercedes Benz car on Friday afternoon on Outer Ring Road (ORR) near Narsingi. He then succumbed to bullet injuries on Saturday.last_img read more

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This Houston Student Had A College Plan Then Harvey Came And Trump

first_imgMichael StravatoMaritza, a senior at Furr High School in Houston, works in her college prep class, where students research and apply to universities. Harvey flooded her home and delayed the start of school, causing her to miss a DACA application deadline. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X X During lunch at school, Maritza skips hanging out with friends in the cafeteria. Instead, she heads to her history teacher’s room at Furr High School, where they pore over a scholarship essay.In 250 words, she explains how her dance troupe has taught her leadership skills. If it’s the winning entry, she could earn $1,000 for college.A lot is riding on scholarships like these for Maritza, whom News 88.7 is identifying by her middle name to protect her identity.Just a few months ago, she had a different college plan: Apply for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA; earn a temporary work permit and gain some protection from deportation.That way, she figured, she could work to help pay for college. And she could pursue her dream career in journalism after graduation. So, over months, her family saved up about a thousand dollars to pay for an attorney and file the paperwork for DACA. All she needed were school records to finish her application.But then Hurricane Harvey came, flooded her family’s home in East Houston and shut down school for two weeks.MORE: Laura Isensee On How DACA’s End Is Affecting Houston Students To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img 00:00 /07:47 Share Listen 00:00 /03:47 While Maritza and her mom took a break from cleaning, they watched U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announce on live T.V. that the Trump Administration was ending DACA and cutting off new applications for immigrants like Martiza.“I wanted to cry but I didn’t,” said Maritza. “I felt like bad thing after bad thing after bad thing.”She turned to her mom, who told her not to give up. “She said you know things happen for a reason and just because he took it out doesn’t mean that you can’t go to school, like, we will figure it out. Like we always do,” she recounted.Like Maritza, thousands of young people in Houston are facing an uncertain future because of the Trump Administration’s directive on DACA. In the Houston Independent School District alone, Superintendent Richard Carranza estimates about one in 10 students are Dreamers — about 20,000 students.“We cannot lose you and we will not abandon you,” Carranza said in a message to the district. “I believe in finding a solution where these Dreamers can keep reaching their dreams in the United States of America, a nation of immigrants.”Photo via HISDHouston ISD Superintendent Richard Carranza said that the decision to end DACA affects about 10 percent of the students in the state’s largest school district.Sessions tried to justify the new, tougher stance when he made the announcement in early September. “There’s nothing compassionate about the failure to enforce immigration laws,” he said.But while other parts of the country heard rumors this change was coming and rushed last-minute applications out the door, many immigrant families couldn’t do that in Houston, according to Jill Campbell, an attorney with the social services nonprofit BakerRipley.“We, unfortunately, were under water and couldn’t do that,” Campbell said.But, Dreamers like Maritza still have options that are in their control, she said. Things like:Visit with an attorney, to see if there are other ways to legalize their status;Continue with school and pursue higher education if that’s their dream;and take care of their mental health by connecting with others who face a similar situation.“Right now, there is that feeling of a high level of chaos and anxiety and uncertainty about what the future holds both for Dreamers and for the immigrant community,” Campbell said.  “And I think we can empower people and try to assure them and let them know what they can do.”And the Houston school district is taking other action to support Dreamers, including a summit for them and their families in December.Michael StravatoMaritza is still pursuing higher education and is trying to figure out her new college plan.For Maritza, life is slowly returning to normal after Harvey. She and her little brother are back in their school routine.But their house still shows Harvey’s impact. Their living room used to have a TV and several sofas. Now it’s almost empty except for a quinceañera portrait of Maritza in a red ball gown hanging on the wall. She said that they threw out a lot of moldy furniture and soggy carpet. Thinking about it still makes Maritza emotional.“I was just so frustrated. Seeing my house like that — It was really hard. My mom, she tried to be really positive, but I know she wanted to give us more,” she said.But as difficult as Harvey was, Maritza said that the uncertainty over immigration is even worse.“It’s just like there’s a big weight on top of me right now because of that,” she said.Maritza’s a good student. In fact, she’s near the top of her class. And Texas does allow undocumented students to enroll in public colleges and pay in-state tuition. But without DACA, she has fewer ways to pay for college. And even if she earns her degree, there’s no guarantee she can get a job down the road.But she’s pushing ahead on college. She’s applying to more scholarships and keeping community college as a backup.“I could still do something, be something with my life, regardless of where I’m at,” she said.The Trump Administration has given Congress has six months to replace DACA. But Maritza’s not counting on it. She realizes that like Hurricane Harvey, the situation — in some ways — is out of her control. All she can do is try to stay positive.“Si sigues pensando negativo, cosas negativas te van a pasar,” she said, recounting her mom’s mantra in Spanish. “If you keep thinking negative, negative things are going to happen to you.”Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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first_imgGroup of 30 protest outside Casa Presidencial demanding the Costa Rican government divest from Israel over Gaza war.— Zach Dyer (@zkdyer) August 12, 2014 Meanwhile, the dulled jeers of a group of some 30 protesters could be heard through the walls of the auditorium.Waving makeshift Palestinian flags and chanting “América Latina, está con Palestina” (Latin America is with Palestine), protesters demanded that Costa Rica divest from Israel and break off diplomatic relations with the Jewish state until the “butchery” ended.Solís repeated his government’s position to maintain relations with both Israel and Palestine during the conflict that has lasted five weeks.During a press conference on Aug. 4, Foreign Minister Manuel González repeated Costa Rica’s desire for an immediate ceasefire and urged the United Nations Security Council to take responsibility for ending the violence in the Gaza Strip. At this writing, a 72-hour cease-fire continues to hold.“We believe that breaking relations at this point would work against negotiations in this conflict,” the president said.“There is no timidity or ambivalence or confusion on this topic about the role we want to play, even if it’s not exactly in line with what some groups have expressed,” Solís said.AFP contributed to this report. Facebook Comments President Luis Guillermo Solís faced questions on two hot button topics during his weekly press conference at the Casa Presidencial Tuesday afternoon: medical marijuana and the conflict in Gaza.On Monday, Citizen Action Party lawmaker Marvin Atencio introduced a bill that would legalize medical marijuana and hemp cultivation, production and distribution in Costa Rica. The bill would not legalize recreational cannabis use and would not alter current drug legislation. If the bill were to be passed, it would make Costa Rica one of a handful of countries in the Americas to approve medical marijuana and cannabis-derived drugs.Perhaps most notably, Solís did not reject the bill outright and said that he was reviewing it. The president had previously said he does not support the full legalization of marijuana in Costa Rica, including for recreational purposes. The president has expressed his desire to see the drug further decriminalized, however, and has expressed frustrations with the war on drugs and its impact on Central America.Solís added that he had information that was very “critical” of the proposal, so cannabis advocates shouldn’t hold their breath, not to mention its chances of passing the Legislative Assembly.“I’m only halfway through it,” said Solís. “In something like this the details are very important.”Solís said his ministers of health and public security, María López and Celso Gamboa, respectively, also are reviewing the 92-page bill.center_img Related posts:Tico lawmaker presents bill to legalize medical marijuana Colombia president supports allowing medical marijuana Drug policy in Central America criminalizes poverty, says Costa Rica Public Security Minister Cost of drug war in Costa Rica too high, says former police officerlast_img read more

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first_imgEtihad Airways has announced the expansion of scheduled services between Abu Dhabi and India as strategic partner Jet Airways unveiled new routes and additional frequencies to further strengthen their partnership in one of the world’s fastest growing aviation markets.From early 2017, the two airlines will expand their services between the United Arab Emirates and India by adding 28 weekly flights and three further Indian cities. These will enhance connections between India and the rest of the world though Etihad Airways’ convenient Abu Dhabi hub, and complement Jet Airways’ non-stop services to other cities.Etihad Airways currently operates 175 weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and 11 Indian cities. Together, Etihad Airways and Jet Airways offer 252 weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and 15 cities across India. With the newly-announced flights, the airlines’ cooperative services will cover 18 Indian cities with 280 flights each week.Etihad Airways will launch a fourth daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Kozhikode on 26 March 2017.Etihad Airways will also double its frequency between Abu Dhabi and Ahmedabad in the western state of Gujarat, from 1 February 2017 with the launch of a new daily service.Earlier today, Jet Airways announced a number of changes to its operations between India and Abu Dhabi, these include the launch of daily flights between Tiruchirappalli (Trichy), in the state of Tamil Nadu, and Abu Dhabi on 1 February 2017.Jet Airways will also introduce daily services from Kannur, the fourth Kerala gateway to Abu Dhabi. It also plans daily services from the northern Indian city of Chandigarh to Abu Dhabi, which will benefit travellers to and from the state of Punjab. The two routes are due to begin in the second half of 2017, subject to the completion of operational readiness at these airports.From 15 January 2017, Jet Airways will introduce a second daily service between New Delhi and Abu Dhabi. With Etihad Airways already operating three flights a day between the two capital cities, the enhanced operation will give guests a wider choice of departure times.last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 15, 2019 6:47 am PDT High court declines to take Pennsylvania rap artist’s case AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is declining to take the case of a Pennsylvania rapper who was convicted of threatening police officers in one of his songs.The high court declined on Monday to take the case of Jamal Knox, known as Mayhem Mal. In 2012, he and rapper Rashee Beasley were arrested by Pittsburgh police on gun and drug charges. A song they later wrote about the arrest contains phrases including “Let’s kill these cops cuz they don’t do us no good.”Both were charged with terroristic threats and other crimes.Knox argued that the song was protected by the First Amendment, but he was ultimately convicted and sentenced to one to three years in prison. Pennsylvania’s highest court upheld his convictions.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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