Rajarshi Gupta MohaliApril 8, 2019UPDATED: April 8, 2019 16:24 IST IPL 2019: Chris Gayle hit a hundred to help Kings XI Punjab beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mohali last year ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSOn April 19, 2018: Chris Gayle had hammered SRH bowler Rashid Khan for 4 successive sixesChris Gayle’s 63-ball 104 helped KXIP defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 15 runs in Mohali Chris Gayle had hit 11 sixes in his innings against Sunrisers HyderabadRashid Khan is back in Mohali. Chris Gayle is waiting in Mohali. One is possibly the most talented leg-spinner in world cricket. The other is arguably the greatest T20 batsman of all time. And when these two clash, sparks are bound to fly.Last time Rashid Khan and Chris Gayle clashed in Mohali, the ball flew – to all parts of the ground.Kings XI Punjab wisely bought the dangerous Chris Gayle in the 2018 player auction and Universe Boss repaid their faith by smashing 368 runs including 1 hundred and 3 fifties from 11 matches. That hundred was an innings of brute force and wizardry against an up and coming leg-spinner.On April 19, 2018, Chris Gayle took on Rashid Khan and he won. He hit only 1 four but bashed 11 sixes in 63-ball 104 to leave Rashid and Sunrisers Hyderabad dazed. SRH, who were without David Warner last season got off to a poor start. Shikhar Dhawan retired hurt after facing one ball. Wriddhiman Saha was out for 6. Yusuf Pathan looked promising but he fell for 19.Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey hit fifties to give SRH a fighting chance but their efforts were not enough for Chris Gayle had single-handedly destroyed the most balanced attack of the IPL.Rashid carted for 55 in four oversConsider this: SRH went in with an attack comprising Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chris Jordan, Rashid Khan, Siddharth Kaul and Shakib Al Hasan in that game. Bhuvneshwar, Jordan and Kaul bowled economically but Rashid was carted for 55 runs off his 4 overs. Shakib did not even bowl his full quota: his 2 overs were taken for 28 runs.advertisementIt more or less looked under control for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first 10 overs. KL Rahul had been dismissed and KXIP were 82 for 1. Chris Gayle was batting on 40 off 31 balls and Mayank Agarwal was looking to take the attack to the opposition. So far so good.A GayleStorm was lurking around the corner and then it happened. In the 14th over, Gayle smashed Rashid Khan for successive sixes and before you knew it, he was 77 not out off 45 bals. He got to his hundred in the 19th over with a single off Siddharth Kaul.KXIP would go on to win by 15 runs that night.After his hundred, Chris Gayle took a dig at critics who thought he was too old.”A lot of people thought I’m too old, after this innings, I have nothing to prove,” he had said.No, Chris Gayle does not have to prove anything to anyone. He is pure class and KXIP fans would be hoping for an encore in Mohali Monday night.Also Read | Jonny Bairstow tries to scare Kane Williamson on flight. Epic failAlso Read | 6 out of 6: Royal Challengers Bangalore touch new low in Indian Premier LeagueAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Kings XI PunjabFollow Chris GayleFollow Rashid KhanFollow IPL 2019Follow Indian Premier LeagueFollow KXIP vs SRHFollow Sunrisers Hyderabad What happened when Chris Gayle took on Rashid Khan and SRH in Mohali last time?KXIP vs SRH IPL 2019: Kings XI Punjab had lasted hosted Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 19, 2018. Chris Gayle had taken on Rashid Khan and left the young leg-spinner stunned in Mohali.advertisement
A mental health/suicide helpline is to be established by the Ministry of Health, in partnership with the non-governmental organisation (NGO), Choose Life International (CLI), to provide support to persons in need of assistance.The helpline, 1-888-NEW-LIFE (1-888-639-5433), will be toll-free, providing 24-hour assistance to persons with mental health issues seeking help.Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, who provided details at a CLI World Suicide Prevention Day Seminar on Friday (September 14) at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston, said the helpline will ensure that persons have ready access to a support team, particularly persons suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts.Dr. Tufton said the theme of the seminar, ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’, underscores the importance of partnerships in addressing this issue.“Mental illness is more prevalent than we think. When you take a broad perspective, as we have to do as policymakers, researchers and practitioners who are directly involved in the field, you recognise how big a challenge it is, and it is a challenge that no one entity can confront. It requires a holistic approach, understanding and sensitisation in dealing with it,” the Minister argued.“The Ministry is committed to playing its role, but partnerships are going to become the order of the day. We are going to strengthen these partnerships and make them work, because that is the best approach to finding solutions,” he added.Dr. Tufton said the Ministry is engaged in several other initiatives to address the issue of suicide.The Ministry operates Child Guidance clinics, which offer child and adolescent mental health services, and is looking to conduct assessments to facilitate greater access to these services.There are 20,000 patients on register in the adult mental health clinics and 3,500 in the child guidance clinics.Another strategy is the collaboration between the Ministries of Health and Education to train school officials in identifying signs of mental illness among adolescents.“Often we see some deviant behaviour among our younger-age cohort and the typical interpretation is that this person is wayward. We need to go beyond that and see it as symptoms of greater challenges, so we intend to have collaboration and training between the two Ministries,” he said.Dr. Tufton said there are plans to work with other stakeholders to establish more Teen Hubs, such as the one situated in the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre, which offer homework help, research facilities, counselling and clinical services as well as mental health support. The centre is manned by Certified Counsellors and Peer Educators.“They will offer psychological services on a weekly basis and possibly provide a basis for referrals for young people who need advice, including advice related to mental illness,” he noted.Other suicide-prevention strategies of the Ministry are the development of a protocol for the management of adolescent suicidal behaviour in the Accident and Emergency Department, with attendant training in 2015 of 240 healthcare workers; and the development of teaching aids in the form of PowerPoint presentations on suicide prevention in adolescents for clinicians, school personnel and students.These initiatives came out of the findings of a research conducted in conjunction with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 2013.According to the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey (JHLS) III (2016/17), depression is one of the main predisposition factors to suicide. The survey suggests that the national estimate of the prevalence of depression was 14.3 per cent, with men at 9.9 per cent and women, 18.5 per cent.The prevalence of depression was highest among urban women, 19.2 per cent; and lowest among rural men, 7.3 per cent. Jamaicans over 75 years old had the highest prevalence of depression at 20.8 per cent.
Washington DC: Instagram will introduce new features aimed at curbing online bullying, the Facebook-owned platform announced Monday, as social media giants face increased scrutiny over the harassment faced by many users. There have been growing calls around the world for greater oversight of platforms like Facebook and Twitter, amid widespread criticism over bullying, as well as the spread of hate speech and fake news. Instagram, which has more than a billion users worldwide, is a platform focused on images, allowing users to post photos and videos, which can then be commented on by other users. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingThe company said it has used artificial intelligence to monitor bullying and harmful content for years, and will now use the technology to detect when a user is about to post something offensive and issue a warning. “This intervention gives people a chance to reflect and undo their comment,” Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, said in a statement. “From early tests of the feature, we have found that it encourages some people to undo their comment and share something less hurtful once they have had a chance to reflect.” The other new feature — “Restrict” — is aimed at limiting abusive comments on a user’s feed. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang”We’ve heard from young people in our community that they’re reluctant to block, unfollow, or report their bully because it could escalate the situation, especially if they interact with their bully in real life,” Mosseri said. Now they will be able to make posts from an offending person visible only to that person. “Restricted people won’t be able to see when you’re active on Instagram or when you’ve read their direct messages,” Mosseri added. Instagram’s move is the latest in a series of steps taken by social networks to protect users, especially from younger segments of society. According to a survey published by the Pew Research Center last year, 72 percent of US teenagers said they used Instagram. Bullying is just one of the many fronts on which social media titans have faced scrutiny in recent years. There have been growing calls for regulation of such platforms over the spread of hate speech and fake news — including allegations of states using social media to try and influence elections in rival countries — as well as more oversight of how they collect and use customer data. Firms like Facebook, in response, have rolled out policy changes and features aimed at increasing transparency and safety.
13 March 2007The head of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency is holding talks this week with officials of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on plans to rid it of nuclear weapons in what he calls “the first step in a long process” toward normalizing relations with a country that ordered UN inspectors out more than four years ago. UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei is scheduled to meet with the officials in Pyongyang, the DPRK capital, tomorrow and Thursday at the invitation from the DPRK after it committed in Six-Party talks in Beijing last month to eventually dismantle all nuclear weapon facilities and materials in return for energy and other aid. “I would like to focus on how to bring the DPRK closer to the Agency,” Mr. ElBaradei said in Vienna on Sunday before leaving for Beijing on his way to the DPRK. “I would like also to discuss the broad framework for how to implement the Beijing Agreement among the Six-Party talks which foresees that the Agency will monitor and verify the freeze of the Yongbyon nuclear facility including the reprocessing facility.” He is meeting with Chinese officials in Beijing both before and after the visit. China played a major role in the Six-Party talks which also brought together the DPRK and the Republic of Korea (ROK), Japan, Russia and the United States. When he received the DPRK invitation last month, Mr. ElBaradei said he saw it as a step toward the denuclearization of the Korean peninsular. Ever since the DPRK ordered the IAEA inspectors out at the end of 2003 and formally withdrew from the NPT and its inspections and other safeguards of fuel diversion from energy generation to weapons production, top UN officials have repeatedly appealed to it to return to the fold. In October, the UN Security Council imposed sanctions on the DPRK as well as individuals supporting its military programme and demanded that it cease its pursuit of weapons of mass destruction after it carried out a nuclear test.
Miroslav Jenča, who is head of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), was in Kyrgyzstan during the vote, which was held in the wake of the clashes between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks that erupted in the southern cities of Osh and Jalalabad and other towns earlier this month. The violence displaced at least 300,000 people within Kyrgyzstan and sent an estimated 100,000 others across the border to neighbouring Uzbekistan. Many of the refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) have reportedly begun to return to their places of origin last week. The recent clashes are the latest unrest to hit the country following the violent uprising in April that ousted former president Kurmanbek Bakiyev. At a meeting with Interim President Rosa Otunbayeva, Mr. Jenča appreciated that the referendum was conducted “smoothly and without major incidents in such difficult conditions,” according to a statement released to the press. He took note of the preliminary assessment of international and local observers who have stated that despite certain shortcomings the process was largely transparent. “He was encouraged by the fact that despite the tragic events in the recent past and remaining challenges the turnout was solid,” said the statement. “This clearly demonstrates the aspiration of the Kyrgyz people for peace, stability and democracy.” Noting the report he received from Mr. Jenča, the Secretary-General told reporters in New York he was “encouraged” by the peaceful conduct of the referendum and the good voter turnout. Mr. Jenča added that the successful referendum is an important step towards promoting the rule of law and establishing legitimate and democratically elected government in the country. The UN has provided technical support to the referendum process and constitutional reform, and it will continue to advise the Government on constitutional reform, the building of democratic institutions and the organization of the general election planned for this northern autumn.Meanwhile, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that the situation on the ground during yesterday’s referendum appeared to be calm, with no security incidents reported by midday. The number of displaced persons remains unclear, according to OCHA, which added that the official number of refugee returns remains at some 75,000, and the overall estimated number of IDPs in Kyrgyzstan remains at 300,000. Yesterday, a cargo plane chartered by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) arrived in Osh, carrying 800 family-sized tents and 7,000 blankets. Another emergency airlift will take place today, bringing 40 tons of aid, including jerry cans, plastic sheets, kitchen sets, blankets and a portable warehouse. 28 June 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his special envoy for Kyrgyzstan have welcomed the peaceful and orderly conduct of the constitutional referendum held yesterday in the Central Asian nation, noting the good turnout for the poll despite the recent violence.
Sophomore guard C.J. Jackson dribbles the ball around a defender against Navy on Nov. 11. OSU won, 78-68. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe lack of success for the Ohio State men’s basketball team has worn on the minds of both fans and coach Thad Matta. An 0-4 start to conference play painted a dark path ahead for the Buckeyes unless something drastic happened.Then, in OSU’s last game against one of the usual powerhouses of the Big Ten in Michigan State, sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle and the rest of the team finally found a groove. Matta said the win has given him plenty of excitement and things to think about in moving forward.When asked if he had gotten any sleep since Sunday, he said, “No, I never do though.”The task does not get any easier for OSU, as standing in front of the Scarlet and Gray is Nebraska, a team that took the Buckeyes to overtime last season. Even with a 9-8 record, the Cornhuskers are not a team to take lightly after going 3-0 in their first three conference games.“Their guard play — I mean, you have two guys averaging 20-plus a game,” Matta said. “They do a great job of — I think (No.) 5 is shooting 56 percent from 3 in Big Ten play. And (Tai) Webster has been there a long time.”Senior guard Tai Webster is averaging 18.3 points this season, along with 5.2 rebounds per game. So far, he is averaging 21.4 points in Big Ten games, as well as 2.6 steals.The biggest struggle OSU could face is not related to its performance on the court, but rather the fallout after finally reaching a goal that has been set. Teams can easily be content, and lose focus on the task ahead.Redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson said he is confident OSU will not have a hangover from Sunday’s win.“Easy … winning at Ohio State is the standard,” he said. “It definitely was good to get a win (on Sunday), but we realize that we still have a lot of work to do. We still have to keep playing better and keep getting better as a team. I just think that with that win, it kind of shows that when we compete, good things will happen.”Thompson would get a tough draw in the paint matching up with sophomore forward Ed Morrow Jr., who averaged 7.9 rebounds this season before injuring his foot. Morrow is out indefinitely, and takes away a far portion of Nebraska’s rebounding.Sophomore guard C.J. Jackson came into Columbus as an above average 3-point shooter, nailing 101 shots from deep while at junior college Eastern Florida State. So far, he has struggled this year to find his rhythm, shooting just 21.1 percent from outside.Although he hit a key shot from behind the arc late in Sunday’s game, he is still looking to find some consistency from that range. Even with the lack of scoring from Jackson, he said he is not concerned with how he has struggled, and said he won’t let it affect his play against Nebraska.“I’m not really too concerned about it,” he said. “I know eventually my shots will fall. I have confidence in myself and my teammates have confidence in me. I have to put the work in and I will do that. But it’s not like I’m thinking about it.”Nebraska is coming off two-straight conference losses, and will likely be a tough matchup for a Buckeyes team in the middle of a quick turnaround of away games. In just a week, OSU will play another game away from the comfort of Value City Arena.Matta said his players have to remain focused, but he is also putting lofty expectations on himself and his coaching staff. Overall, he has taken much of the criticism for the slow start, but every coach on the sideline deserves scrutiny.“I hope our guys are man enough, tough enough, to say we’ve had some bumps in the road and smart enough to fix them,” he said. “When you’re playing these quick turnarounds, we got to get some staples in our program in terms of what we have to do. We got to be active. We got to know where we’re helping, where we’re not helping.”OSU faces Nebraska in Lincoln on Thursday at 9 p.m.
#Collie X Bert is a gentle lad who will settle into home life well – he’s good with other dogs 🙂 @DT_Harefield https://t.co/hxCsVZSAZO pic.twitter.com/eh9xc6rVmv— Dogs Trust (@DogsTrust) January 5, 2017 “They are the lucky ones as their owners did the responsible thing by bringing them to us to find loving homes with people who can devote the time and care that dog ownership requires.”People need to realise that owning a dog is a lifelong commitment not a passing phase and I would urge anyone thinking of getting a dog to do their research before making the decision to bring a four-legged friend into their homes.” Puppies made up more than one third of handovers – with Dogs Trust receiving more than 70 calls per day from people wanting to get rid of their pets.It included a 14-week-old puggle called Ben, who was bought online on Christmas Eve. He was handed in to Dogs Trust Manchester when his new owners realised they could not give him the time and level of care he needed.And eight-week-old lurcher Rudolph arrived at the charity’s Darlington rehoming centre as part of an unwanted litter.The charity, which rescued a further 300 dogs over the festive period, is now urging people to do their research and consider the commitment of dog ownership before buying a puppy in 2017. People need to realise that owning a dog is a lifelong commitment not a passing phaseDawn Bishop, Dogs Trust An animal charity has urged people to consider before buying a puppy after it spent Christmas taking in a record number of unwanted pets. The “click and collect” generation, used to getting what it wants quickly without thinking of the consequences, has been blamed for the rise.The Dogs Trust took in 127 dogs from families across the country between December 20 and January 2 – an increase of 54 per cent on last year. Dawn Bishop, Dogs Trust Manchester Rehoming Centre Manager, said: “Each year we take in more and more unwanted dogs like Rudolph and Ben. The rise in unwanted dogs has been partly attributed to technology, with puppies readily available “at the click of a button”.This has led to more and more impulse buys, with Dogs Trust saying people are getting dogs “without thinking about the long-term effect this will have on their life”.Dawn added: “Owners are realising that caring for a dog isn’t always an easy feat and charities like ours have to pick up the pieces when new owners decide they simply can’t give their dog the love and care it needs.” Here’s Boris at @DT_Merseyside feeling super #festive! Do you have a photo of your dog getting in the #ChristmasSpirit?? pic.twitter.com/HWtBci7yhi— Dogs Trust (@DogsTrust) December 24, 2016 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.
Image: 21 Icons South Africa/Image.netELDERLY AND FRAIL but willing to look himself straight in the eye: The final official portrait of Nelson Mandela found him in a reflective mood.Photographer Adrian Steirn captured the quiet moment during the 21 Icons South Africa project in 2011 – this image had just been released this summer.Steirn said that Mandela, ill though he was, asked to see the portraits of the other 20 people photographed for the project, which sought to record and celebrate the lives of extraordinary South Africans who had all contributed to creating the ‘Rainbow Nation’.He said: “When Mandela asked to see the portraits of these men and women that had become part of a project that he’d inspired, that moment was the most humbling moment of my life.”On photographing Mandela, he added:At one point I looked up and every single one of the crew was crying. All I could think was, ‘I hope this is in focus’.“I chose to shoot a reflection of Nelson Mandela so that when we look at that portrait, we can reflect on ourselves, we can reflect on his legacy and we can reflect on our future.”The portrait was sold to a private art collector in New York just four days ago for the princely sum of $200,000. The proceeds were donated to the World Wildlife Fund and to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital fund – the hospital is currently being built in Johannesburg.The remaining portraits in this project will be sold at auction in March next year – they include images of former South African president FW De Klerk, former Archbishop Demond Tutu, singer and philanthropist Yvonne Chaka Chaka.Nelson Mandela: A life in pictures>“We struggle because we value life and love all humanity”: Mandela’s address to Dáil>
Norton Identity Safe works across Windows, iOS, and Android devices. For some reason Macs are not supported. All the major browsers are supported including Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Internet Explorer. If you use Norton Internet Security or Norton 360 then you already have Identity Safe installed, this beta is for everyone else as Symantec has now split it into a standalone service.The beta does everything you’d expect of such a service. Your per site logins are protected behind a single master password and listed along with a thumbnail for easy identification and one click access. You can also setup specific sites to login automatically. Additional features include safe sharing of URLs through email and social networks, as well as being able to view ratings for search results ensuring you only visit safe sites. In a similar way to how Web of Trust works, the beta also includes Norton Safe Web, which analyses sites and flags security risks using the whole community of Safe Web users.The beta of Norton Identity Safe is available to download now from the link below. It looks as though it will be a free-to-use service, but Symantec could add premium features in the future.Read more at the Norton Identity Safe website Our online identities are becoming ever more important as more real-world services are managed on the web, as well as the growing list of virtual services we all enjoy. That’s why services such as LastPass and KeePass are becoming increasingly popular. They take the hassle our of choosing and remembering all those logins, while keep them secure from prying eyes.Security company Symantec has decided to get in on the action, and today is releasing into beta its own take on online identity storage. It’s called Norton Identity Safe, and forms an alternative way to store your login name and passwords for multiple services, as well as your credit card details, and web form information.
Thursday 28 Mar 2019, 5:03 PM Mar 28th 2019, 5:03 PM https://jrnl.ie/4565585 By Gráinne Ní Aodha The 5 at 5: Thursday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… No Comments Mood. Source: Shutterstock/cynoclubEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.#GROUNDED: Icelandic airline WOW Air has ceased operation, cancelling all flights and disrupting thousands of passenger’s travel plans.#BREAK POINT: Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Republic of Ireland after Irish fans threw tennis balls on the pitch as part of a protest during Tuesday night’s game against Georgia.#THE END OF MAY: Theresa May will put her Brexit deal forward for a vote on Friday after House Speaker John Bercow said that he would allow it. #CRISIS: Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has been criticised after the number of homeless people, as measured by the State, rose above 10,000 for the first time.#VIRAL: The Vatican has reacted to the viral video of Pope Francis withdrawing his hand to stop people kissing his ring, explaining that it was done “because of hygiene”. 6,081 Views Share3 Tweet Email Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ The police report of the sexual assault case against former WWE star Enzo Amore (Eric Arndt) was released earlier this week, per a new report by Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet. The report seems to confirm Amore’s recent claims that he wasn’t aware of the investigation against him until his accuser took to social media in January, a few days prior to his WWE release on January 23. It also notes that lab results couldn’t provide evidence of sexual assault against Amore’s accuser and that witness statements contradicted the accuser’s claims. Amore will be making his first post-WWE appearance on August 17 for the House of Glory indie promotion in New York City during Summerslam weekend. The Miz competing in MLB Celebrity All-Star GameWWE.com posted the following about The Miz being announced to compete in the MLB Celebrity All-Star Softball Game on July 15 in Washington, DC, where the All-Star Game festivities will be taking place. The Miz to participate in MLB’s All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball GameIs The Miz as good at softball as he is in the ring? We’re about to find out.The eight-time Intercontinental Champion revealed on his social media accounts today that he will participate in the MLB All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday, July 15, in Washington, D.C.’s Nationals Park. Or, as he puts it in the post, he was “drafted.”See Miz’s announcement below, and tune in to see if “Home Run Miz” can bring home the bacon when the game airs on ESPN immediately following the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, July 16.https://twitter.com/mikethemiz/status/1015244765175205888This would seem to imply that Miz will not be appearing at the Extreme Rules PPV that same day in Pittsburgh. Former WWE Superstar Enzo Amore announces he is returning to the ring WhatsApp Rumor: WWE reportedly reaches out to Enzo Amore and Big Cass; WWE responds to report Facebook Pinterest Twitter Former WWE tag team shows up at Ring of Honor/New Japan G1 Supercard event
Captain Manuel Neuer insists that Germany must consider their two remaining group games in the World Cup as “finals” from now onThe reigning champions suffered a disastrous start to the defence of their crown when they lost 1-0 to Mexico on Sunday with a Hirving Lozano first-half goal proving to be the difference at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.Germany will be under an extreme amount of pressure to defeat Sweden this weekend in Sochi in order to avoid a shocking early exit at Russia.Neuer, who recovered in time from a broken foot, to take his place as Joachim Low’s number one goalkeeper for the World Cup insists that the team must take each game now as seriously as a final.“From now on, we only have finals. The players have to show what they can do but I am convinced that we can do it,” said Neuer, according to Punchng.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…The 32-year-old is refusing to get overly concerned by the situation and believes that the best remedy is to turn their full focus on to Sweden now.“Complaining about what happened doesn’t change anything, we all know that,” he said.“We have to try to put this behind us as quickly as possible.”Germany are hoping to become the first team since Brazil in 1962 to successfully defend their world title.
While he is satisfied with the players he has in his new squad, Unai Emery is refusing to rule out signing any new recruits ahead of his maiden campaign in charge of ArsenalThe Spaniard has big shoes to fill this season after being chosen to replace Arsene Wenger as the new manager of Arsenal this summer and Emery has wasted no time in making his mark at the Emirates.The 46-year-old has acquired five new players for Arsenal in the current transfer window in the likes of goalkeeper Bernd Leno, defenders Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Stefan Lichtsteiner and midfielders Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.The Gunners are currently in Singapore ahead of their preseason tour, that will see them face Atletico Madrid on Thursday in their first match of the International Champions Cup (ICC).But, with an opening fixture against Manchester City awaiting them in the Premier League in just over two weeks, Emery is refusing to rule out adding some more talent to his squad.“I am very happy with how the club is working and we are working every day on how we can improve,” he said, as stated on the Independent.“I am with the players and those who have arrived this week, I am very happy with and I said at the last press conference that if there is an opportunity to try to sign one player, then we are looking.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…Thursday: @Atleti ?? Saturday: @PSG_inside ??Time to up the intensity ? pic.twitter.com/y1L05JgWXn— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 25, 2018Closing the transfer window on August 9 will mark a change in the Premier League after all the competing clubs voted in favour of it.“For us, the decision to close the transfer market on August 9 is good because we start the Premier League and it is better to close the window when the competition starts.“They haven’t done it in Spain, or Italy or Germany, but for us I think it is good.”
Former Spain manager Fernando Hierro, revealed that he was offered a contract extension until Qatar 2022 but he ended up rejecting it.The whole deal with Spain and Fernando Hierro during the 2018 World Cup in Russia was nothing short of surreal, he took the hot seat right after Julen Lopetegui got sacked and attempted to right the ship during the competition with little luck.Despite the evident poor performance by the Spanish national team during the competition after getting eliminated by the tournament hosts, Fernando Hierro revealed that he even got offered a contract extension to continue managing the squad until the next World Cup.The former manager recently offered an interview to ‘O11CE Metros’ magazine, where he revealed several details of his whole experience and also how the whole new contract offer took place.“I just turned 50 years old and I have never seen anything like it in my life, to live a situation of such magnitude just three days before the start of a World Cup,” said Hierro in a fragment of the interview picked up by Mundo Derpotivo.“My commitment and honesty took me to take the job as the manager. I understood that I had to do it then, my conscience is clear.”“I actually had a contract until the Qatar World Cup and I still think that the best solution was to step aside, for me and everyone else.”“I decided that I needed to give a chance to the younger generation. We have amazing players and manager, which is the case of Luis Enrique, who is a wonderful national team manager.”Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I knew that the level of commitment was as high as anyone could imagine, but I needed to step up in a situation as complex as that one.”“I would like to thank the commitment from all the players and everything else, is just football, something you can’t really control,” he added.🇪🇸 Fernando Hierro, en la revista oficial de @afefutbol:➡️ “En mi vida había visto una situación parecida a la del Mundial, pero lo volvería a intentar”👇🏽 La entrevista íntegra https://t.co/hctDAuZgkI— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) December 24, 2018
Detained Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone are escorted by police as they leave after a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar on 20 August 2018. Reuters File PhotoReuters won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, one for revealing the massacre of 10 Muslim Rohingya men by Buddhist villagers and Myanmar security forces, and another for photographs of Central American migrants seeking refuge in the United States.The awards marked the second year in a row that Reuters has won two Pulitzers, the most prestigious prize in American journalism. Reuters has won seven since 2008.Two of this year’s honorees have been jailed for 490 days in Myanmar for their role in uncovering the killings.”While it’s gratifying to be recognized for the work, public attention should be focused more on the people about whom we report than on us: in this case, the Rohingya and the Central American migrants,” Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler said.In other categories, coverage of mass shootings in the United States and investigations into US President Donald Trump featured prominently. The New York Times and the Washington Post also took two Pulitzers each.Reuters and the Associated Press were both awarded prizes for international reporting, with the AP winning for its coverage of war atrocities in Yemen.The Reuters award was for an investigative report that revealed the massacre of 10 Rohingya at the village of Inn Din, in the heart of the conflict zone of Rakhine state in Myanmar.Two young Reuters reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, both Myanmar citizens, found a mass grave filled with bones sticking out of the ground. They went on to gather testimony from perpetrators, witnesses and families of victims.They obtained three devastating photographs from villagers: two showed the 10 Rohingya men bound and kneeling; the third showed the mutilated and bullet-ridden bodies of the same 10 men in the same shallow grave.In December 2017, before Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo could complete their story, they were arrested in what international observers have criticized as an effort by authorities to block the report. The report, “Massacre in Myanmar,” was completed by colleagues Simon Lewis and Antoni Slodkowski and published in February of last year.In September, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were sentenced to seven years imprisonment for violating the country’s Official Secrets Act.”I’m thrilled that Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and their colleagues have been recognized for their extraordinary, courageous coverage, and our photojournalists for their moving pictures that show humanity defying huge obstacles,” Adler said. “I remain deeply distressed, however, that our brave reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are still behind bars.”Border ImagesIn the breaking news photography category, 11 Reuters photographers contributed pictures to “On the Migrant Trail to America,” a package of images showing asylum-seekers and other migrants from Central America at the US border.One photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon showed migrants fleeing tear gas launched by US authorities into Mexico at the San Diego-Tijuana border. In the image a mother grabs her twin daughters by the arm, one in diapers and wearing rubber sandals, the other barefoot, as a teargas cannister emits its fumes.In another image, an aerial photo, Mike Blake was the first to photograph the detention facility in Tornillo, Texas, where children walked in single file, like prisoners.Goran Tomasevic captured an image in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, a city with one of the highest murder rates in the world, of a rooster scratching in the dirt next to the slain body of a Barrio 18 gang member. Tomasevic was a previous finalist for his pictures of the war in Syria.Mass Shooting Coverage Honoured The New York Times won a prize for explanatory reporting of Trump’s finances and tax avoidance and another for editorial writing by Brent Staples.The Washington Post’s Lorenzo Tugnoli won the feature photography prize for images of the famine in Yemen and the newspaper’s Carlos Lozado also won for criticism.The Wall Street Journal won the national reporting prize for uncovering Trump’s secret payoffs to two women during his campaign who claimed to have had affairs with him.Coverage of mass shootings in the United States was also recognized four times.The South Florida Sun Sentinel won the public service award for “exposing failings by school and law enforcement officials before and after the deadly shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,” the Pulitzer board said. Seventeen people died in the massacre at the Parkland, Florida, high school on 14 February 2018.The staff of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won the breaking news prize for its coverage of “immersive, compassionate” coverage of the massacre at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue that killed 11 people on 27 October 2018.Pulitzer administrator Dana Canedy, upon announcing the winners, also offered admiration for a non-winner: the staff of the Eagle Eye student newspaper at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for its coverage of the killings.The Pulitzer board also awarded a special citation to the Capital Gazette of Annapolis, Maryland, for “their courageous response to the largest killing of journalists in US history in their newsroom.” A gunman shot and killed five people there on 28 June 2018.
Listen It’s hard to keep principals at schools with high poverty. Research shows that over a quarter of those schools lose their principals each year.In East Houston, Furr High School tells a different story. There the principal is going on 17 years at the helm and leads the most ambitious endeavor on campus yet.Meet Bertie Simmons. She’s five feet tall. She wears red lipstick, thick rimmed glasses and a white bob. Next month she turns 83 years old.On this recent morning, she welcomed a mom to her office.“Have a seat. So what’s going on?” Simmons asked.“Horrible, I’ve had a horrible week,” Yasmin Rodriguez answered.Rodriguez came with her son Alex. He recently transferred but he’s failing his classes and gets in trouble for talking back. On top of that, Rodriguez just lost her job. Simmons tried to help.“Could you have passing grades? What if I got you a mentor?” she asked Alex.She called in the football coach, Cornell Gray. He looked Alex up and down and told him to bring shorts for practice tomorrow.“Alright, well, you’re in trouble now because Simmons put me on you,” Gray said.His mom brightened and quipped: “That’s a good thing.”Rodriguez is a single mom and likes the idea of her son having a male role model.Simmons spent half an hour with Alex and told some of her story – how she became principal here when his mom attended Furr.“Boy, if you think I’m sexy now, I was hot then! No, no, not really, I’m acting silly. I want you to know that we care about the kids in this school, and that’s why I’m taking this much time with you. Because I’m not going to let you come here and fail,” Simmons said.Laura IsenseeOn a recent morning, Furr Principal Bertie Simmons listened to a freshman read his first essay.This is how Simmons spends a lot of her day. She sees a steady stream of people: teachers, students, district officials. Most bring problems, though some share good news. In between visits, Simmons might snack on ice chips and Nutter Butter cookies.The day quickly becomes a case study of how this longtime, successful principal leads. It’s all about relationships.“Mainly there has to be a deep, abiding, sincere concern for all human beings,” Simmons said of her philosophy. “And I don’t find a lot of people going into education and especially the principal-ship who have that. And that’s not a put-down. It’s just reality.”Next on the day’s meetings, it’s a tense meeting about bullying with some moms and their daughters.The mothers urge their girls to focus on school.“You know, everybody needs to not be friends, but to get along to make it,” said Renee Vessell. “Because you never know who’s going to need who on the outside of this world.”Simmons backed her up: “Listen to the mother here, listen to all the mothers. They’re not yelling and screaming and carrying on and acting like – Do you know how y’all acted in my office? Y’all were cray, cray, every single one of you.”After the meeting, Simmons said that sometimes she’s crazy herself, in a good way.“I think I’m a little cray cray. I mean, I’m determined that these kids are going to have a chance,” she said.She came out of retirement to lead Furr in 2000. Back then, gangs ruled the campus. Barely half the kids graduated. Simmons thought she’d last three months. Seventeen years later, she leads a national experiment at Furr to transform the high school. Last fall, the school won a $10 million grant from the XQ Institute, a foundation led by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.Experts say school turnaround efforts are difficult without stable leadership.“It’s really just sort of having the gift of time, that you start something and you have the opportunity to see it through,” said Laura Hamilton, who studies ed reform with the national research group RAND Education. She said that time lets principals make real change.“As opposed to what often happens where you start something and you’re just kind of getting used to it and the next new thing comes in because there’s a leadership change, or policy change or whatever it might be,” Hamilton explained.Hamilton cautioned, however, that a principal’s skills must match the school’s needs, and sometimes turnover can be a good thing.From her decades of experience, Simmons said that there’s something else needed for real results in education: Principals have to care deeply for all their students.Simmons reflects on that every night.“And wonder if I’ve done enough. That’s the main thing, that I give enough. Did I care enough? Could I have done something differently? I don’t want to sound mushy but I’m just being honest,” she said.She added that it’s that concern for her students that keeps her going. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /03:39 Share
Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists are being advised to avoid the A500 after a car burst into flames just moments after the road cleared following an earlier crash. Firefighters, from Sandyford and Hanley, are in attendance at the scene on the northbound carriageway near Tunstall. An earlier crash, also on the northbound carriageway, had caused congestion to back up around four miles towards Sideway roundabout. The dual carriageway fully reopened by 3.25pm, but fire crews were called to the latest incident just 10 minutes later. Read MoreDrug dealer jailed for eight years after £300,000 stash of crack cocaine found hidden in Stoke-on-Trent woodland A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “We were called at 3.36pm to the A500 north near the Tunstall turnoff following reports of a saloon car on fire. “Crews from Sandyford and Hanley are in attendance and are using breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the blaze. “The car was well alight on arrival and a fair amount smoke is billowing across the road.” Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive .
Posted by Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Friday, November 10, 2017 Sunwing’s take on Riu Palace Paradise Island’s reno Tags: RIU Hotels & Resorts, Sunwing TORONTO — The newly reopened Riu Palace Paradise Island in Nassau has a sleek new look and an adults-only experience, says Sunwing.Exclusively offered through the tour operator’s Signature Vacations Collection by Sunwing, the five-star all-inclusive benefits from one of the best beaches in Nassau, an extensive range of entertainment programs, and a modernized look with new features such as an à la carte Indian restaurant on-site.Dining options with a new 24-hour lounge, ‘Jerk’ grill station, ‘Chutney’ Indian restaurant and patisserie and ice cream parlour. In total guests can now take advantage of five restaurants (four of which are à la carte) and three bars, while the new theatre offers a regular program of evening entertainment.Guestrooms have also been fully renovated and now feature new walk-in showers. New amenities include a state-of the-art gym and new pool with swim-up bar. For a couples’ retreat, there’s Renova Spa, or romantic dinners right on the beach.More news: Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsSunwing offers Thursday and Sunday flights from Toronto to Nassau.
MSC Cruises releases new brochure 2018-2019-2020MSC Cruises releases new brochure 2018-2019-2020148-pages of holiday ideas including new destinations USA, Canada and Greenland.MSC Cruises has launched their 2018-2019-2020 brochure. In its pages you will find details on new ships, pricing experiences, dining, entertainment, onboard activities and holiday ideas with new destinations, including USA, Canada and Greenland. BOOK EARLY and take advantage of the 2019/2020 Supersaver Sale, saving up to $1,000 per cabin*!Over 21 nights, MSC Orchestra will take guests to the Icelandic fjords and Greenland. Iceland will mesmerise with its colourful wooden houses surrounded by snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls ofSeydisfjordur and the towering peaks and fjord waters of Isafjordur, but a world of ancient culture and stunning scenery awaits in Greenland. Backed by a panorama of mountains, Nuuk is Greenland’s capital and its fjord system is known for humpback whales. In Ilulissat you can walk past rainbow-coloured houses right to the mouth of the fjord and view elegant icebergs. Greenland is truly one of the most beautiful cruise experiences on earth.MSC Lirica sails a new 14-night itinerary, calling at Mumbai and Goa, India. Explore more of India with an exclusive 3-day land tour from Goa to the Taj Mahal & Mumbai. Tour Goa before flying to Delhi for a night, then catch a train to Agra. Sightsee the historic small city of Fatehpur Silri and visit Agra Fort, with the afternoon dedicated to the world’s most beautiful mausoleum; the Taj Mahal. After breakfast the next morning guests will fly to Mumbai to re-join the ship.In November 2019 MSC Meraviglia will head to her new homeport of Miami. Prior to this she will offer two North American departures from New York. Guests can view the autumn hue of superb Canadian destinations such as Sydney, Nova Scotia; Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Charlottetown and Prince Edward Island and including an overnight stay in Quebec City. Guests can then stay onboard to the Caribbean, ending in Miami.Two new ships, MSC Bellissima and MSC Grandiosa, join the fleet in 2019. From March MSC Bellissima will homeport in the West Mediterranean before sailing to the Arabian Peninsula in November. Guests will love the dining venues, spectacular entertainment, including two new shows from Cirque du Soleil at Sea and user friendly smart technology, including a digital personal assistant.With more public spaces, MSC Cruises’ biggest ship, MSC Grandiosa will join the fleet from November 2019. If you are a fan of their Aurea Experience, you’ll appreciate the pleasures of flexible dining and unlimited drinks in a dedicated Aurea restaurant. Cirque du Soleil at Sea will continue to delight on the newest member of the fleet.A digital version of the 2018-2019-2020 Brochure is available hereMSC Cruises brochure cover attached*Supersaver Discount based on Grand Mediterranean 14-night cruise Yacht Club + Aurea Suite SupersaverSource = MSC Cruises
Demand Home Buyers Inventory 2017-03-28 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Origination March 28, 2017 556 Views Share Low Inventory Hinders High Home Demand After a record high in January, the Redfin Housing Demand Index fell 8.5 percent in February. However, despite the dip, this was the strongest February for homebuyer demand since at least 2013.The Demand index, based on Redfin customer requests for home tours and writing offers, shows that buyers requesting tours were down 8.2 percent while buyers requesting writing offers were down 7.7 percent. Redfin blames the reduction in demand on the small inventory.“The only factor holding back sales this spring is supply,” said Redfin Chief Economist Nela Richardson. “Limited inventory, particularly for starter homes, has put a crimp in the 2017 market. We expect to see more listings hit the market this spring, but there will still not be enough inventory to match homebuyer demand.”Homebuyer demand was still up year-over-year, growing by 20 percent compared to February 2016. Some areas saw strong increases in demand, despite the smaller inventory. The Denver-area housing demand grew 100.4 percent year-over-year in February, but inventory in Denver is currently 30.7 percent lower than last year.“The Denver metro is seeing incredibly limited selection, with the number of homes for sale down to its lowest level in over 30 years,” said Redfin Real Estate Agent Corey Keach. “But that hasn’t stopped buyers, from whom there is as much, if not more, interest than last year. Add that up, and you have a lot of pressure on the market, with multiple offers basically an expectation, particularly for those single-family homes in price ranges below $500,000. And it’s rare for a non-cash buyer to win any home under $300,000.”Other cities haven’t been so lucky. The Portland-area demand index dropped 32.8 percent year-over-year in February. Fewer homebuyers, 20.7 percent fewer, toured homes while 42.9 percent fewer buyers requested writing offers than last year.10.4 percent fewer homes were for sale than this time last year in Portland, and the blame could be put on an exceptionally cold winter. However, more listings should be on the way, according to Redfin Agent Brian Thomas.“Demand from prospective sellers is extremely strong at the moment, which means that by early April, once these homes hit the market, there should be enough listings to make for a very busy season. Also, we are still seeing consistent multiple offers on homes in inner Portland and much of the Vancouver area, so the buyers are there—we just need everything to defrost.”