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  • Pogba refuses to address Man Utd problems

    first_imgPaul Pogba Pogba refuses to address issue of Man Utd problems Chris Burton 04:36 3/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paul Pogba Jose Mourinho Manchester United Getty Images Paul Pogba Manchester United Premier League The Frenchman has become an unwanted centre of attention at Old Trafford, but he is reluctant to be drawn into the debate regarding his situation Paul Pogba has refused to address the issues facing him at Manchester United, with unwelcome questions shrugged off.The France international has become the centre of attention at Old Trafford through no fault of his own, with events conspiring against him.An untimely dip in form has seen his value debated at length, with Jose Mourinho among those to have been left unconvinced and forced to bench an £89 million asset. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp It has been suggested that Pogba could be moved on in the summer, with United ready to explore different options, but the 24-year-old is reluctant to be drawn on his current situation.Quizzed by Expressen during a trip to Sweden with United team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic to open a Padel centre, Pogba said:”I’m only here to support Zlatan and talk about Padel.”While his own standing at Old Trafford remains out of bounds, the all-action midfielder is prepared to discuss the struggles of others.Victor Lindelof is yet to justify a £30.75m transfer fee following a summer switch in 2017, but Pogba believes the Sweden international defender has fared admirably after showing signs of encouragement in recent weeks.He added on the 23-year-old centre-half: “His season has been very good.”He shows the quality on the pitch, he has shown to the world and for all supporters what he can do.”He is a very good player and we need him. He is a nice person off the pitch too, you must not forget that it is his first season. It’s never easy for the first year in England.“He is a player who adapts very well. He is a quality player. He has been doing well.”He has won big titles and played with big players already in Benfica, so he is not new to the football world.”last_img read more

  • Giroud starts for Chelsea against Palace

    first_imgChelsea Chelsea team news: Giroud starts against Palace as Hazard makes 200th Premier League appearance Goal Last updated 1 year ago 00:32 11/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Olivier Giroud Chelsea Getty Chelsea Premier League Chelsea v Crystal Palace Crystal Palace The Blues abandon their false 9 approach to allow the Frenchman to lead the line, but remain at near full strength with a top four spot to fight for Chelsea have turned to Olivier Giroud to shake off their slump in front of goal as Antonio Conte’s men host Crystal Palace on Saturday.Alvaro Morata remains on the bench as the champions abandon a false 9 approach that has previously seen Eden Hazard down the middle. Hazard, meanwhile, will operate in his more familiar position coming in off the left as he makes his 200th Premier League appearance Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Davide Zappacosta and Gary Cahill come in for Victor Moses and Antonio Rudiger, with the Germany international getting a full rest ahead of Barcelona on Wednesday. Tiemoue Bakayoko and Ethan Ampadu are back from injury but they only make the bench. Chelsea team to face PalaceChelsea are aiming to capitalise on Liverpool’s loss at second-placed Manchester United earlier in the day as they look to close the gap on the Champions League places. A win would put Chelsea four points short of Liverpool and two behind Tottenham, who sit in fourth place and play on Sunday. Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Zappacosta, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Giroud, Hazard.Substitutes: Caballero, Ampadu, Bakayoko, Emerson, Moses, Pedro, Morata. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

  • Mike Gundy and Sean Gleeson Might Be a Match Made in Heaven

    first_imgFor Mike Gundy, Sean Gleeson represents everything he was looking for in an offensive coordinator — and not just because he was a virtual unknown to the college football layman.During this week’s Big 12 Media Days, Gundy was asked about his new OC and what he brought to the offense and to Oklahoma State.“We’re going to run the same system,” said Gundy. “He’s had success, pure drop-back quarterbacks, guys that could run around a little bit, he’s been in 10-personnel, 11-personnel, 12-personnel. He’s played with speed at times.”We’ve already looked at how, in two seasons of running Princeton’s offense, he had success with both a dual-threat quarterback and a pocket passer, and how he molded his offense to each player’s strengths.He even has a knack for some flashing playcalling.Whatever the situation calls for Gleeson seems to be on the same page with his head coach, even if that didn’t meaning installing a brand new offense before Practice 1.“They have a great foundation here offensively, and I’m doing my best to learn right now what we’ve had in place here has been tremendously successful,” said Gleeson in the spring. “It’s just a matter of soaking it all up and pointing in the right direction and getting organized. I’m going to take the best from everybody.”There were other draws to Gleeson too. He offered an uncommon combination of youth and expertise — for a candidate that Gundy is unlikely to have replace in two years. That’s the stuff Gundy’s dreams are made of.“He’s young,” Gundy said. “He’s a good technician with quarterbacks. He’s got a bright personality. He’s good in homes at recruiting quarterbacks. We all know this. You can coach quarterbacks in our conference if you can’t recruit a player to get into our conference and have success you’re not going to be as good of a football coach. I think he brings all that to the table.”Gleeson has already shown that he plays well in a living room. Just 25 days after wrapping his first round of spring practices, he had secured longtime Pokes target, four-star Cali QB Shane Illingworth.With his track record for getting the most from his QBs, I’m excited to see what he can do with a stable of passers in Spencer Sanders, Dru Brown and Brendan Costello that probably look like thoroughbreds compared to the talent he coached at the Ivy League level.“He’s worked well with our staff and they’ve taken him in and worked together and I think he’s going to do very well,” Gundy continued.“Only time will tell, but he’s got a good relationship with the staff and a good relationship with the quarterbacks at this time.”We haven’t been permitted to hear from any of the quarterbacks currently on OSU’s roster, but he made a quick impression on a couple of his top playmakers.“We talk all the time,” Chuba Hubbard said of Gleeson in the spring. “Every time I see him, we just chat. He has a fire in him, and I like that about him. He wants to get us going and never let us be mediocre. Yeah, I like that about him.”“It’s really nice,” said Tylan Wallace. “He came in with high intensity. He is a really high-intensity guy. Nothing has changed too much, he seems to know what he is doing, and we will get along great.”Offensive success has become the norm in Stillwater. The last three OCs before him turned in top 15 scoring offenses in their first years, so Gleeson’s got his work cut out for him and some big shoes to fill.But as of right now, in mid-July, Sean Gleeson and Mike Gundy seem like a match made in heaven. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

  • What is Eleven Sports? How to stream La Liga in UK

    first_imgEleven Sports acquired the rights to show La Liga and Serie A from BT Sport ahead of the 2018-19 season and fans are able to follow Barcelona’s defence of their league title on the platformand, of course, Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut campaign for Juventus following a sensational €100m transfer from Real Madrid.In December 2018, the streaming service lost its rights to show UFC events, which have been taken back by BT Sport , and there are concerns that La Liga and Serie A coverage could also be at risk. However, they remain intact for now.Eleven Sports have released details about how audiences can watch both the Italian and Spanish leagues, which Goal have provided below. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? What is Eleven Sports? Eleven Sports is a multinational group of sports television channels, based in the UK.They are the official holders to the TV rights to Serie A and La Liga matches in the UK and Ireland, securing an exclusive three-year deal after beating out BT Sport.Other leagues available to watch include the Chinese Super League, Eredivisie and Allsvenskan.It is owned by Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani and intends to launch two new channels. The current deal began in August, running through to the end of the 2020-21 season.Their acquisition of the rights ends BT Sport’s six-year association with showing Serie A.Eleven Sports executive chairman Marc Watson said: “Serie A has a dedicated following in the UK and Ireland and there is now added interest following Juventus’ signing of global superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.”Group managing director Danny Menken said: “Eleven Sports is delivering on the promise to become the go-to destination for football fans.”We will cooperate very closely with the leagues to deliver an outstanding all-round service that ensures the fans live every moment from some of the world’s best sports leagues and competitions. “We are looking forward to announcing more premium football and non-football rights soon to add to our growing portfolio.”Eleven Sports will show both La Liga and Serie A through their online streaming platform, following a partnership with global sports media group IMG.They are also in discussion with other distribution platforms to widen availability of the rights – which means that they could sub-license some of the games to other TV broadcasters.How can UK viewers watch La Liga & Serie A?Cristiano Ronaldo JuventusFans are able to watch La Liga and Serie A matches online, through their iOS mobile and tablet apps (available from the Apple Store) as well as Android mobile (available from the Google Play store).As well as that, at least one match a week is shown on Facebook free of charge.  They have also worked with other broadcasters such as Sky and BT to show matches through their platforms.How much does Eleven Sports cost? A monthly subscription including a seven-day free trial will cost £5.99 (€6.99) per month or an annual pass for £59.99 (€69.99) per year.Ahead of the launch you could also get an early-bird annual pass for £49.99 (€59.99) per year.last_img read more

  • Columnist Thinks Cleveland On Hard Knocks Is “As Bad As It Gets” For Baker Mayfield

    first_imgbaker mayfield crotch grabFormer Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was already the most controversial signal-caller in the NFL Draft – and that was before he was selected No. 1 overall by the Cleveland Browns. Mayfield, who won the Heisman Trophy for the Sooners a year ago, has an interesting set of knocks against him – which stem from an offseason arrest, an unfortunate incident against Kansas and his decision to plant his team’s flag on Ohio State’s field.This week, it was announced that the Cleveland Browns will be the subject of this year’s Hard Knocks show on HBO. One columnist – Nancy Armour of USA Today Sports – thinks that this is bad news for Mayfield.Armour says this is “as bad as it gets” for Mayfield. She clearly doesn’t have much faith that Mayfield will behave when the cameras are on.There’s nothing worse than being expected to resurrect the woeful franchise that is the Cleveland Browns.Unless, of course, you’re expected to do that while also being reality TV fodder.Yes, it’s going from bad to worse for Baker Mayfield after HBO announced Thursday that Hard Knocks, its show that goes behind the scenes of an NFL team in training camp, will feature the Browns. That’s a PR minefield for a team whose new poster boy manages to court controversy just by breathing.Mayfield, meanwhile, doesn’t think having the cameras running will be an issue.“It can be good if you handle it right. If you think about it as a way to get on camera and try to show off and do certain things and handle it the wrong way then that can be very negative, it can be a distraction. But if you use it as, you know, a sense of, ‘Okay, I got to block out everything else and just focus on playing ball,’ then that can be a great thing for us.”Only time will tell whether Mayfield being on Hard Knocks helps or hurts his career. It’ll be fascinating to see if he’s able to turn around a Cleveland franchise that won zero games last year.last_img read more

  • One of the Last Blockbuster Stores Now Has Its Own Beer

    first_img Editors’ Recommendations The one-time movie rental king, Blockbuster, is still around — and now it has a beer.The Internet was ecstatic to hear there was one last living Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon. The beer-loving state that Oregon is, it only makes sense that Bend-based 10 Barrel Brewing stepped up to honor it with a collaboration.It only makes sense that Bend-based 10 Barrel Brewing stepped up to honor Blockbuster with a collaboration.“We’re stoked to share the home of the last-standing Blockbuster,” said 10 Barrel co-founder Chris Cox. “The 10 Barrel team is always up for a fun time, so when we found out that the Blockbuster store right here in Bend was one of the last few remaining in the country, we immediately thought to team up with them to brew something special.”There’s certainly a nostalgia factor involved with Blockbuster, which has been, for the most part, rapidly disappearing the past decade as the once ubiquitous form of renting a movie. As is the case many of us who grew up in the ’90s, Blockbuster was important to Cox and his team. “Blockbuster is a cultural icon and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate over three decades of movie fandom with them.” The Rise of Taiwanese Food Chain Din Tai Fung What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana center_img The Best CBD Coffee Brands for Energy Without the Jitters The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Cider The video rental chain may no longer be a staple of weekend entertainment in cities across the nation, but at least we can honor its legacy with a cold one. The Last Blockbuster (the beer, not the location) is a black ale “with nuances of red licorice … a light body and smooth finish and pairs perfectly with buttery theater popcorn and your favorite movie-sized chocolate.” The beer’s label suggests it’s a take on the brewery’s S1nist0r Black Ale, a schwarzbier-style beer.A block party on September 21 in Bend near the Blockbuster will be the beer’s official release; the celebration will be open to the public. It’s probably worth pouring one out — even if you can’t get to Bend. The limited-edition brew will be available at the Blockbuster, as well as 10 Barrel’s brewpub locations in Bend and Portland, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; Denver; and San Diego.=last_img read more

  • Halifax cab driver guilty of sexually assaulting female passenger

    first_imgHALIFAX – A Halifax cab driver has been convicted of sexually assaulting a female passenger last summer.Saher Hamdan, 29, sexually assaulted a young woman as she waited to pay her fare on July 15, 2016, trying to kiss her and touching her sexually without her consent.He was convicted Wednesday in Halifax provincial court, and will be sentenced Oct. 13.The case came at a time of heightened anxiety — Halifax police said in 2016 there had been 14 reported sexual assault cases involving taxi drivers over the previous four years.At the time, police reported Hamdan had picked up a female passenger in the suburb of Clayton Park that night, between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.The driver stopped en route, and reportedly said there was an issue with the meter that needed to be fixed.The woman told police the driver then tried to kiss her, locked the cab doors and touched her inappropriately over her clothes.Police said she got out of the cab and went to a friend’s house.After a news release was put out by police, Hamdan turned himself in to police.Hamdan’s taxi licence is reportedly suspended.There is a ban on the publication of the victim’s name.(The Canadian Press, Global News)last_img read more

  • Eaton Centre shooter seeked street justice after being stabbed prosecution

    first_imgTORONTO – A man opened fire at Toronto’s Eaton Centre six years ago as a form of “street justice” in retaliation for being stabbed months before, a murder trial heard Monday.Christopher Husbands, 29, is accused shooting at a group of young men at the mall’s food court on June 2, 2012 killing two of them and injuring six others caught in the crossfire and subsequent pandemonium.Husbands has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which include two counts of second-degree murder, five counts of aggravated assault, one count each of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and reckless discharge of a firearm.His lawyer, Stephanie DiGiuseppe, said Husbands will testify in his own defence where he’ll admit he was the shooter. But the defence will argue he is not criminally responsible for the crimes due to a mental disorder.“This is about what happened inside Mr. Husband’s mind during that short period of time when shots were fired in the food court,” DiGiuseppe said in her opening remarks to the jury.Crown lawyer Mary Humphrey told the jury that Husbands wanted retribution for being attacked in February.“It is the Crown theory that he had a simple plan to shoot them when he saw them,” Humphrey said. “It is the Crown theory that he wanted to execute his own street justice.”Humphrey said Ahmed Hassan, 24, died on the floor of the food court while Nixon Nirmalendran, 22, died in hospital nine days later due to complications from a bullet wound.Innocent bystanders hurt in the shooting included a 13-year-old boy who was shot in the head and survived, and a pregnant woman who was trampled in the ensuing stampede as shoppers ran for their lives, she said.Humphrey said the Crown will show that Husbands and Nirmalendran used to be friends. Husbands, she said, confided in a girlfriend that Nirmalendran was among his attackers on Feb. 28, 2012.DiGiuseppe said Husbands will testify that Nirmalendran and his younger brother were among the group of men who attacked him that night.The judge told the jury that Husbands faced a previous trial, but did not say what the outcome was or why he was being retried.Humphrey said the jury would see extensive video evidence of the shooting and hear how police tracked down Husbands.She said video shows Husbands standing near a sushi restaurant while his girlfriend bought food. Then a group of five men walked by Husbands, who yelled out at them.It was 6:22 p.m.Husbands ran toward the group and pulled a gun from his satchel and fired 14 bullets into the crowd, she said. He was at the Eaton Centre with his girlfriend and bought a pair of Rollerblades and a jacket from Sport Chek.Shortly after, they went to the recently renovated food court to eat, Humphrey said.Around that time, Nirmalendran, Hassan and three other friends — all in their early 20s — had gone to the mall to get some food and to “talk to girls,” Humphrey said.After the shooting, Humphrey said, video shows Husbands race up the escalators and leave the mall.The gun has never been found.“This was an intentional and voluntary act,” Humphrey said of the shooting.DiGiuseppe said this is a complex case that will feature a variety of mental health experts who will discuss Husbands’ state of mind at the time.She said he grew up with a mother who was addicted to crack and eventually moved from the United States to Toronto to be with his father.Husbands grew up in Regent Park and watched a man be executed at the age of 13, DiGiuseppe said.She said the stabbing in February had a profound effect on Husbands’ mental health, saying experts will testify that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, paranoia and depression, and had nightmares and flashbacks.Husbands will testify that while at the Eaton Centre, he saw the men who attacked him and believed he heard one of them say to another to shoot him.“Following this Christopher Husbands will describe feeling disconnected from his own body he felt his arm move up, but did not feel as if he was in control of his arm,” DiGiuseppe said.“He experienced auditory and visual hallucinations. He has no memory of the events that followed inside the food court.”last_img read more

  • Police report repeated damage to Enbridge pipeline project in Hamilton

    first_imgHAMILTON – Hamilton police are investigating multiple instances of tampering at an oil pipeline project in the city.Investigators provided few details about the incidents involving the Line 10 pipeline, which runs through Hamilton and is owned by Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB).The damage consisted of holes drilled into the pipeline, adding there have been multiple instances of trespassing in the past week, police said Thursday in a release. No other information was available.A 35-kilometre stretch of the Line 10 pipeline, which transports crude oil, is under construction as Enbridge looks to replace 30-centimetre steel pipe installed in 1962 with a more robust 50-centimetre variety.Shortly before police announced the investigation, a group purporting to fight on behalf of Indigenous people and the environment sent an email to the Canadian Press taking responsibility for various instances of damage to the Line 10 pipeline.The group contends it has been “sabotaging” sections of pipe since the replacement work began. They claim to have drilled holes of varying sizes in some sections of pipe and poured corrosive chemicals in others, but did not say if this occurred during the past week.“We do this in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of this area. A people who have been displaced, threatened and murdered since early colonial arrivals — who still continue to face this violence,” the email said, adding that previously laid sections of Line 10 would have to be replaced because of prospective damage.Hamilton police would not comment on whether the group or its members were under investigation.Enbridge said in a statement that the recent damage involved tampering with stored pipe, but did not immediately address the claims from the group.“We treat these situations very seriously and will support the prosecution of anyone involved,” the company said. “Safety of the public, the environment and our workers is our top priority at Enbridge. Pipelines are no different than power lines or railway lines, and tampering with energy infrastructure puts people and the environment at risk.”Enbridge has said the replacement pipe will run parallel to the existing line, within the same right-of-way, for the majority of its length.The decommissioned segment of Line 10 will be “taken out of service safely and permanently, but left in place” when the new line is brought into service, it said in documents outlining the project.Police are urging anyone who witnesses trespassing on the Line 10 construction corridor to report it immediately.last_img read more

  • American dairy divided Some want Canadas supply management left alone in NAFTA

    WASHINGTON — The American dairy industry is split on the question of Canada’s supply-management system as national negotiators get set to hold their first session on agriculture Saturday in North American free trade talks.A vocal contingent of American farmers actually supports the Canadian system of price-and-import controls and wants their national negotiators to leave the Canadian system alone instead of fighting it as expected.They don’t want to eliminate Canada’s system. They want to emulate it.At least five organizations have expressed support for creating such a system in the U.S. Some have written letters to the official leading the U.S. trade team, urging Robert Lighthizer to leave the Canadian system alone.That puts them at odds with the main national milk lobby, which is tied to export-based producers.It’s also at odds with the U.S. government position, which opposes Canadian supply management and has worked for years to weaken it.“I would hate to go after a program that’s protecting farmers, when that’s really what farmers in the U.S. are asking,” said Darin Von Ruden, who has a 50-cattle, multi-generational farm and heads the Wisconsin Farmers Union.“Canada’s supply-management program might not be perfect. But it certainly is doing a good enough job to make sure that those farmers, especially on the dairy side in Canada, can continue to stay in business and hand that farm on to the next generation.”Canada’s system is highly controlled. It limits imports, and sets fixed prices. The system protects dairy operations from bankruptcy, but it draws deep criticism for a series of other alleged shortcomings: higher milk prices, fewer options at the grocery store, a less innovative industry, and the isolation of Canada from the international market, preventing it from becoming a global player.But the Canadian government counters that every country supports its agriculture sector in some way. In the U.S., that includes federal income-assistance programs when farms face economic catastrophe.In addition, the U.S. has its own supply-management system for sugar. That’s why the Canadian sugar lobby is in Washington, pushing for more liberalized trade that would allow additional access to the U.S. market for Alberta beet-sugar and sugar-related products.Even in Wisconsin, when dozens of farms nearly collapsed this spring in an incident given national attention by President Donald Trump, a decades-old state office that helps struggling farmers worked around the clock to find new buyers.Von Ruden said dairy will always need some kind of help.He said it’s different from other industries because it’s uniquely vulnerable to market shifts and when there’s over-supply, and customers disappear, excess stock can’t be left on the shelf while searching for new customers: “If you’re talking hammers and screwdrivers, those are not products that (spoil). Soybeans and corn and even beef products — they have a shelf life. If you don’t do something with milk in a couple of days, it spoils.”His group isn’t the only one calling for supply management in the U.S. Three organizations even wrote letters to Lighthizer in their public submissions for the NAFTA negotiations, backing the Canadian position.In one letter, the National Family Farm Coalition and Institute for Agricultural & Trade Policy told Lighthizer: “Do not pressure Canada to weaken its dairy supply management program. Undermining Canadian supply management will not bring a large increase in U.S. dairy exports. Supply management helps ensure that dairy prices are high enough to cover the cost of milk production and keep Canadian family dairy farmers in business.”The National Farmers Union wrote another letter that said: “Canada’s pricing system on dairy has received substantial criticism from national dairy organizations and the Administration … The U.S. should support other nations’ sovereignty. In other words, the U.S. should not work to undermine a system that benefits family farmers on either side of the border.”The U.S. is expected to ultimately seek a slight opening of the Canadian dairy sector. In the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it achieved a 3.25 per cent opening of the Canadian market.Trump withdrew the U.S. from the TPP and the Canadian position entering NAFTA talks is that the TPP offer, much like old milk, is expired. The 3.25 per cent was offered as a concession in exchange for a massive trade deal that offered access to the markets of Japan, Australia and several rising economies.The main U.S. milk lobby says it can’t see why its industry is shielded from free trade.“We’d love to see an outcome that moves dairy to where all the rest of agriculture is. We’re the oddballs here, us and poultry I suppose,” said Shawna Morris of the National Milk Producers Federation.“We’re very, very keen to finish up undone business (from the original NAFTA) in terms of market access. Dairy is one of the few sectors that was not liberalized under that pretty old agreement.”Loosening supply management isn’t the only U.S. priority on dairy. Another involves the way Canadian milk products are classified, to allow certain skimmed-off products to be sold at cheaper prices, for use in cheese-making. read more

  • Summer camps falling out of favour amid rise of helicopter parenting charity

    The Children’s Commissioner warned about children leading a “battery hen existence” during the summer holidays Children can spend anywhere between a few days and a few weeks on summer camps, doing activities such as sports, crafts and orienteering Summer camps are falling out of fashion because British parents are too scared “to let children out of their sight”, a charity boss has said.Mothers and fathers “mollycoddle” their children, and have a “false fear” about what will happen if they spend even short periods of time away from home, according to the founder of the Summer Camps Trust .Chris Green, who has been running British summer camps since the 1960s, said that “many British parents, for a variety of reasons, are fearful of letting their children out of their sight, and are falling into the dangerous practise of ‘helicopter parenting’.”He described how parents also have an “enormous” and “over the top worry” about child abuse and paedophilia which also deters them from sending their children to summer camps.–– ADVERTISEMENT –– Earlier this year, Anne Longfield said that radical measures were needed to restore the importance of play, such as overhauling play areas and parks, and encouraging GPs to recommend “play on prescription”.She pointed to evidence showing that cardiovascular health and obesity levels deteriorate over the summer break as children stay indoors on computers and phones.  The Summer Camps Trust  wrote to ministers earlier this month to say they are “appalled” by this.  Technology has had a huge effect on children’s summer holidays, said Mr Green.“For a parent to know they are upstairs on their tablet, at least they know they are safe,” he said. “It is an easier option than sending them off on a camp.”“The benefits of going on a summer camp are vast,” said Mr Green, a retired languages teacher who has been awarded an MBE for his services to education through summer camps.“The independence that comes with having some time away from home, making things, playing outdoors, singing and dancing, the experience of meeting children from different backgrounds.”He said that often children’s confidence improves, as “very often they are pushed to their limit and they learn they can do things they didn’t think they could do”. Children can spend anywhere between a few days and a few weeks on summer camps, doing activities such as sports, crafts and orienteering The Summer Camps Trust represents some of the UK’s biggest providers of both day and residential camps, including the Youth Hostels Association, Outward Bound, and Parents Get Lost.On these camps, children can spend anywhere between a few days and a few weeks on activities such as sports, crafts and orienteering.The dwindling enthusiasm from British families in summer camps has coincided with an “enormous” interest from overseas parents, Mr Green said.“Most of our members are running superb summer camps but about five in 100 children from UK. The rest are from elsewhere in Europe – France, Germany, Italy, Spain. Children also come from China, the Far East and Russia, there is demand from all over the world.” The Children’s Commissioner warned about children leading a “battery hen existence” during the summer holidays Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

  • Weapons ammunition discovered in Potaro

    Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMen found with 14 shotgun cartridges & hundreds of ammoSeptember 18, 2015In “Crime”Two arrested in Lethem gun, ammo findSeptember 12, 2015In “Crime”Man remanded for illegal firearm, ammoNovember 4, 2016In “Court” Ranks of the “E” Division are now hunting for several men following the discovery of guns and quantity of ammunition at Wild Lang Mission, Potaro over the weekend.According to reports, the ranks were at the time acting on intelligence when the discovery of a single barrel twelve gauge shotgun and a .38 revolver, was made.Twenty-two live 12 gauge cartridges, fourteen empty 12 gauge casings and a shotgun stock were also found. Investigations are continuing. read more

  • Executive Director of AIS tells you how to reduce stress in 2019

    first_img December 31, 2018 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) – We’re making our news years resolutions, and according to Alexa, one of the top things people want to do in 2019 is smile more.Executive director of the American Institute of Stress Heidi Hanna joined KUSI to talk about happiness in the new year. KUSI Newsroom Executive Director of AIS tells you how to reduce stress in 2019 Posted: December 31, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

  • Alaska News Nightly Thursday July 23 2015

    first_imgYoung Votes Yes, Meant No, On Bill Gutting GMO Labeling LawsLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.The U.S. House on Thursday passed a bill to allow “voluntary” labeling of food that contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.2nd Murkowski Energy Bill Has Controversies Lacking in 1stLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.Yesterday Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduced an energy bill that steered clear of hot-button issues to ensure Democratic support. Thursday, the Alaska Republican sponsored a separate energy bill of just hot buttons.Gov. Walker Travels to Pentagon to Make Case for Alaska TroopsAssociated PressAlaska Gov. Bill Walker is in Washington, D.C., making the case with the military for restoring proposed personnel cuts.Five Fires Threaten Tanana On the YukonDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksRecent rain slowed wildfire growth around the interior, but there are still nearly 200 active blazes, and over twenty staffed fires. The largest response is to a half million acre complex of fires near Tanana.Anchorage To ‘Revisit’ Knik Arm BridgeZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageThe Municipality of Anchorage has taken a big step toward opposing the proposed bridge called the Knik Arm Crossing project.Suspect Arrested for Threatening Calls To Arizona Schools, Which Were Similar to Alaska’sLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauA New York man was arrested last week for making threatening phone calls to Arizona schools that were motivated by online gaming on an Xbox, authorities say. Details of the calls sound similar to ones made to Alaska schools, though the FBI says the arrest hasn’t been connected.4 Charged with Theft of Oysters from Kachemak Bay FarmShady Grove Oliver, KBBI – HomerFour local residents are being charged with criminal trespass and theft for stealing oysters from a farm on the south side of Kachemak Bay on 4th of July.With Ever-Changing Restrictions, 2015 Marks a Summer of Flexibility on the KuskokwimBen Matheson, KYUK – BethelSubsistence fishing is open indefinitely on the Kuskokwim River. But that hasn’t been the norm this summer, as the river underwent two management regimes —state and federal—and strict closures for two species. Lower river fishermen are adjusting to the new reality of Kuskokwim subsistence—where conservative management is now the status quo.Pains of Trooper Cuts Felt At Small Community JailsJoe Sykes, KFSK – PetersburgBudget cuts to state troopers are taking place all over Alaska. But in small Southeast communities, like Petersburg, it’s a double whammy. That’s because community jails are also taking a hit. And the two are inextricably linked.Haines Climbers Likely First Women to Summit Cathedral PeaksEmily Files, KHNS – HainesHaines residents Jenn Walsh and Jessica Kayser Forster are likely the first women to summit the 6,400-foot Mount Emmerich in the Chilkat Valley, also known as Cathedral Peaks. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audiolast_img read more

  • Xi says willing to put S Korea ties back on track

    first_imgChinese president Xi Jinping told a visiting South Korean envoy on Friday that he was willing to put relations with Seoul back on a normal track after ties were soured by the United States placing an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea.Xi told Lee Hae-chan, representing new South Korean president Moon Jae-in, that his visit showed the importance Moon attached to relations with Beijing.”China, too, pays great attention to the bilateral ties,” Xi said in comments in front of reporters in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.”We’re willing to work with South Korea to preserve the hard-won results, properly handle disputes, put China-South Korea relations back onto a normal track and benefit both peoples on the basis of mutual understanding and mutual respect,” he said.Lee gave Xi a hand-written letter from Moon.”President Moon said he hopes I’d also pass on his gratitude to you for your message of congratulation and the telephone call after he was elected,” Lee said before reporters were asked to leave the room.China has been infuriated by the US deployment of an advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea, saying it was a threat to its security and would do nothing to ease tensions with Pyongyang.The United States and South Korea have said the deployment is aimed purely at defending against any threat from North Korea, which experts have thought for months is preparing for its sixth nuclear test in defiance of United Nations sanctions.South Korea has complained that some of its companies doing business in China have faced discrimination in retaliation for the THAAD deployment.The North has vowed to develop a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead that can strike the mainland United States, saying the programme is necessary to counter US aggression. The threat from Pyongyang presents US president Donald Trump with one of his greatest security challenges.The United States, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea to guard against the North Korean threat, has called on China to do more to rein in its ally and neighbour. Trump and Moon have both also warned that a major conflict with the North is possible.Moon sent envoys to the United States, China, Japan and the European Union this week in what the government calls “pre-emptive diplomacy”. His envoy for Russia will leave next week.Before leaving Seoul for Beijing, Lee said Moon could meet Xi as early as July at a Group of 20 summit in Germany, while a separate meeting could also be possible in August.last_img read more

  • Lightning kills 5 in 2 districts

    first_imgFive people were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in Gazipur and Brahmanbaria districts on Tuesday, reports UNB.In Gazipur, Tajul Islam, 50, and Mamun Sheikh, 30, of Punsoi village in Kaliganj upazila, were killed when a streak of thunderbolt struck them while catching fish at a water body in the dead of night, said Kaliganj police station officer-in-charge Abu Bakar Miah.In another incident, Rakhindranath, 42, of Baria village was killed after being hit by a thunderbolt at a water body at Nasaran in Gazipur sadar upazila in the early hours, said Baria union parishad chairman Akhtaruzzaman Shukkur.In Brahmanbaria, Milu, 27, wife of a certain Mamun Miah of Tighori village in Kasba upazila, was killed when a thunderbolt hit her while she was working at her cropland around 3:30pm.Besides, Sabuj Miah, 22, son of Idris Miah of Khasnagar village in Bancharampur upazila, was killed after being hit by lightning around 1:30pm.last_img read more

  • Crowdfunding a consumable spherical water bottle—the Ooho

    first_img(—A small team of entrepreneurs affiliated with Skipping Rocks Lab has started a crowdfunding effort to mass-market a consumable water bottling device that produces what they call the Ooho!—a spherical blob of water held in a thin membrane that is small enough to be popped into the mouth. The team is looking to raise a half-million dollars to market their idea, which they claim is an attempt to do away with plastic packaging waste. More information: —— … s-lab/pitches/qrrkzq Skipping Rocks Lab is a London-based startup that has set a goal of creating innovative sustainable packaging for products. The idea for the Ooho! came from the culinary world, where liquids are packaged using what is called spherification—an ice ball is dipped in a mix of brown algae and calcium chloride. A clear membrane forms, holding the ice as it melts, eventually giving way to a sphere of water, juice or other liquid. Some have suggested the end result looks very much like a breast implant or even a jellyfish. Because the membrane is made from natural ingredients, it can be eaten or tossed in a compost pile, or perhaps on the ground, where it biodegrades over the course of a week or so. On their site, the team notes that the process can be modified to create different sized balls and membrane thicknesses—it can even be made to allow for edible labels (made from rice paper) to be suspended between layers. Flavors can also be added to the membrane itself; otherwise, it is tasteless.The purpose of the project, the development team claims, is to rid the world of the problem of water bottles piling up in landfills around the world—hundreds of millions are added to the global pile every day. Bottled water, which now outsells all other packaged beverages in the United States, presents a clear environmental problem. The team at Skipping Rocks wants to make and sell (or lease) the machine that is used to create the Ooho!, which would allow venues to produce them onsite, instead of selling water in plastic bottles—prime possibilities would include marathons, concerts, park-side stands or amusement parks. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Container rethink: Ooho team cooks up water holder Citation: Crowdfunding a consumable spherical water bottle—the Ooho! (2017, April 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2017 Credit: Skipping Rocks Lablast_img read more

  • Valve launches Steam Labs preview beta features that might never make it

    first_imgValve launches Steam Labs: preview beta features that might never make it into Steam by Martin Brinkmann on July 12, 2019 in Games – 1 commentValve Software, the company behind the Steam gaming platform, launched Steam Labs yesterday on the official Steam website.Steam Labs makes available experiments and tests to Steam users who want to participate. Similar to Gmail Labs or the experimental flags of web browsers, Steam Labs introduces features to Steam that users interested in getting their hands dirty may give a try right away.All experiments are considered beta features and just like experiments in the browser on on Gmail, may or may not find their way into the final product at one point in time.The first version of Steam Labs hosts three different experiments that Steam users may join. It needs to be noted that these experiments are only available on the Steam website and not in the Steam client at the time of writing.Micro TrailersMicro Trailers, the very first experiment that is available on Steam Labs, allows gamers to “absorb every game in the Steam catalog in just seconds” according to the description.Once enabled by the user, micro trailers become available in various locations on Steam’s website. Steam users may hover the mouse over a game in a category to play a six second micro trailer, play multiple trailers in a row by hovering over a row, get auto-playing trailers while they scroll, or use the new “quad trailers” feature that plays four micro trailers side by side on a single screen.Interactive RecommenderThe Interactive Recommended is designed to improve game recommendations on Steam. It uses machine learning for that and analyzes for how long each game was played by a particular user.The algorithm uses the information to suggest new games to the user based on the extracted information.You may also be shocked by the hours that you played some of the games in your Steam library.Sliders are provided to change some parameters. You may change the time period that games are taken into account, weight popular and niche games, and use filters to focus on some game genres or exclude games based on tags.Automatic ShowThe third and final experiment generates a daily show automatically that highlights newly listed and popular games automatically.The show uses the same “quad trailers” format that the Micro Trailers experiment uses on some pages. Game trailers play just for a couple of seconds each with sound; links are provided to the games or digital content so that users interested in these may check them out right away on Steam.Closing WordsSteam Labs may provide a glimpse of things to come but Valve’s main motivation for making these available is feedback. The Labs page reveals no privacy information and it is unclear if Valve collects additional data from users who run experiments on the platform.All but one experiment are available to guests and Steam users alike. Valve states that it wants feedback from users and that customers may contact the company to provide feedback.Now You: What is your take on these three initial experiments and Steam Labs in general?SummaryArticle NameValve launches Steam Labs: preview beta features that might never make it into SteamDescriptionValve Software, the company behind the Steam gaming platform, launched Steam Labs yesterday on the official Steam website.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Qantas Cs divisions to business class

    first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J As Virgin Australia shifts its focus to building its business class appeal, Qantas has restructured its domestic business class fare structure to offer the working traveller more choice.Commencing from 30 November this year, the carrier will add a C class fare in its domestic business class cabin and change the price points across its domestic network. The new structure will see C class introduced to all markets, D class expand its point to point markets and I class initially only be available for international through connections. An industry letter from Qantas read that the changes would “strengthen” its competitive “position and provide more flexibility and accessibility for our domestic business class customers”.Frequent Flyers will continue to earn points and Status credits as normal.Further accommodating to its loyal flyers, Qantas also released plans to introduce a new premium boarding lane for premium customers across its major domestic ports.The Australian flag carrier said it already offers the quick boarding service on international services and noted that additions to its domestic flights were a response to feedback received from its premium and top tier frequent flyers.The news comes less than a week after the airline said it would offer additional points for its frequent flyers on tickets booked or pre-booked for flights from 16 November until 23 December this year.  “From this month business class customers, Chairmans Lounge members, oneworld Emeraldmembers  and Platinum Frequent Flyers will have the option to use a dedicated lane when boarding Qantas flights in Perth with Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to follow shortly after,” Qantas executive manager customer experience Alison Webster said.Click here for more on the carrier’s new domestic business class fare structure. last_img read more

  • Settlement Monitor Releases Update on Servicers Progress

    first_img in Government, Servicing Agents & Brokers Ally Attorneys & Title Companies Bank of America Citigroup Investors JPMorgan Chase Lenders & Servicers Loan Modification Refinance Service Providers Wells Fargo 2013-10-20 Carrie Bay Share Settlement Monitor Releases Update on Servicers’ Progresscenter_img The monitor overseeing servicers’ fulfillment of the National Mortgage Settlement issued a report this week on the five servicers’ progress satisfying the consumer relief obligations outlined in the agreement. [IMAGE]””[E]ach servicer [has] made substantial progress toward its required consumer relief and refinancing commitments,”” said Joseph A. Smith, settlement monitor. Smith’s report covers servicer activities through December 31, 2012, which have been vetted and verified by the “”Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight””: Each servicer’s internal review group provided Smith with information on the servicers’ crediting progress in February of this year. [COLUMN_BREAK]Since then, Smith and his team have devoted more than 12,000 hours thoroughly reviewing, testing, and retesting the internal groups’ reports to ensure compliance and ascertain how much of the required relief credit has been completed, the settlement monitor explained.””Bank of America, Citi, Chase, and Wells Fargo have subsequently asserted to me that they have completed their respective obligations,”” Smith said. “”I have started my review process and will submit final crediting reports to the court when and if I determine the credited relief meets the settlement’s obligations.””Smith added that he “”hopes and expects”” to report on each servicer’s final satisfaction of the settlement consumer relief obligations in the coming months.””Ally Financial reported””: back in February that it completed all of its required consumer relief actions under the settlement. Smith confirmed Ally’s assessment on providing more than $257 million in relief to customers in the form of loan modifications, short sales, principal forgiveness, and other forms of mortgage help. Ally was only required under the settlement to provide $200 million in consumer relief. October 20, 2013 445 Views last_img read more