Avalanche Cover Rangers, 2-1

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche took advantage of the New York Rangers’ struggles to get just their second winning streak of the season.Chris Wagner and Matt Duchesne scored 4:16 apart in the second period to lead the Avalanche to a 2-1 win over the Rangers on Dec. 3.“These are the games that we need to learn how to win,” Avalanche captain said.Semyon Varlamov stopped 24 shots as Colorado won consecutive games for only the second time this season. Colorado won three straight between Nov. 10-14.“He was real solid,” Landeskog said of Varlamov, who entered the game with a 3.28 goals-against average and .887 save percentage. “He made some huge stops. He was real solid and the best player tonight.”The Avalanche, who played the three New York-area teams in a four-day stretch, were coming off a 2-1 win over New Jersey on Tuesday night.Oscar Lindberg scored and Antti Raanta stopped 16 shots as the Rangers lost for the fifth time in six games (1-4-1).“The way some guys are analyzing games right now with the stats, (you’ll) probably see that other than face-offs most of the other stats are on our side,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. “At the end of the game the most important stat is the two points.”Raanta’s toughest stops came 4:02 into the second as he made a left pad save on Tyson Barrie’s in-close attempt, and a stop on Nathan MacKinnon snap shot from the slot 1:52 into the third.There was nothing Raanta could have done on Wagner’s goal at with 6:39 left in the second that gave Colorado a 1-0 lead.Barrie began the sequence with a clearing pass from the defensive zone that Jack Skille, stationed by the red line, tapped to Wagner. The 24-year old sped into the offensive zone and ripped a shot for his third career NHL goal.Wagner’s goal came just 40 seconds after Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson was inadvertently clipped by Rick Nash’s back leg skate blade as the two battled for the puck in the neutral zone. He left the ice but did return to the game.“You never know how bad that can turn (out),” Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said. “Lucky for us he was fine and came back pretty fast. It was good to see him back.”Duchene doubled the lead with his 14th of the season with 2:23 remaining in the period. The third overall pick in the 2009 draft snapped a shot from the right circle for his 13th goal in his last 15 games.“You want to always give your team the chance to score the first goal,” Raanta said. “It’s usually pretty important. I couldn’t do it and then they got a second on pretty quickly. You always try to do your thing and help the team stay in the game.“It wasn’t so good from my perspective.”Lindberg’s goal with 50 seconds left cut the deficit in half. But that’s as close as New York got. The Rangers’ best chances were J.T. Miller’s jam shot attempt in the first that Varlamov stopped, and Chris Kreider’s attempt with six minutes left in the third. Kreider never got a shot off as the puck rolled off his stick blade.“I think we need a little more traffic, get inside a little more, stuff like our only goal,” New York’s Dan Giradi said. “(Lindberg’s) inside, a little rebound and goal. A little more of that and we would have been OK.”Outside of a fight involving Cody McLeod and Tanner Glass 7:46 into the game, the first period possessed little action. The Rangers held marginal 4-3 advantage in shots on goal at the end of the opening period.The Rangers finished the game outshooting the Avalanche 25-18.(DENIS P. GORMAN) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Cahill dropped by Chelsea, Hazard on bench

first_imgChelsea Chelsea team news: Cahill dropped, Hazard on the bench for Stoke clash Goal Last updated 2 years ago 21:09 23/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gary Cahill Chelsea Getty Chelsea Premier League Stoke City v Chelsea Stoke City There is no place in the starting XI for the England or Belgium international stars as Antonio Conte’s side seek to stretch their unbeaten run Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has dropped Gary Cahill to the bench for the Blues’ Premier League clash with Stoke.Ahead of a midweek Champions League meeting with Atletico Madrid, the Italian has also opted to leave Eden Hazard among the substitutes.Alvaro Morata will lead the line for the Stamford Bridge side, while in the heart of their defence 21-year-old Andreas Christensen will feature from the outset for the third time in six Premier League outings this season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The home side, meanwhile, are hoping to replicate the success that they enjoyed against Arsenal, when they won 1-0 in August – their sole Premier League victory to date this season. They also drew 2-2 with Manchester United in their only other home fixture.Stoke starting XI: Butland; Johnson, Martins Indi, Pieters; Diouf, Fletcher, Allen, Ramadan; Shaqiri, Choupo-Moting; Jese.Subs: Grant; Berahino, Tymon, Afellay, Adam, Crouch, Souttar.Chelsea starting XI: Courtois; Azpiilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Bakayoko, Kante, Alonso; Willian, Morata, PedroSubs: Caballero, Cahill, Zappacosta, Fabregas, Musonda, Hazard, Batshuayi. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

World Athletics Championships: India finish 7th in 4x400m mixed relay final, USA win gold

first_img Press Trust of India DohaSeptember 30, 2019UPDATED: September 30, 2019 08:39 IST The Indian team’s timing was just a bit slower than their effort at the last Asian Games (AP)HIGHLIGHTSUSA won gold in world record timing of 3:09.34The Indian team’s timing was just a bit slower than their effort at the last Asian GamesDespite the loss, the Indian team had already secured an Olympics berthThe Indian 4x400m mixed relay team finished seventh in the final race of the World Championships with a season-best effort here.The team of Muhammed Anas, VK Vismaya, Jisna Mathew and Tom Nirmal Noah clocked 3 minute 15.77 seconds to finish seventh in the field of eight countries on Sunday.It was just a tad slower than the 3:15.71 clocked by the Indian team while winning gold in the Asian Games last year.Anas began the race in lane number 8 and early in the second leg, Vismaya was running last. Third leg runner Jisna collided with a second leg runner of another country after collecting the baton from Vismaya, leading to the loss of crucial time though India was at the last spot by that time.Noah recovered a bit but India ended at seventh in the end, ahead of Brazil.United States took the gold in world record timing of 3:09.34 in the event which was making debut in the championships. Jamaica (3:11.78) and Bahrain (3:11.82) secured the silver and bronze respectively.The Indian team had finished third in its heat and seventh overall on Saturday with a timing of 3:16.14 to qualify for the finals, which had ensured a Tokyo Olympics berth for the country.Also Read | World Athletics Championships: India in 4x400m mixed relay final, secure Olympic berthFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow IAAF World Athletics Championships Next World Athletics Championships: India finish 7th in 4x400m mixed relay final, USA win goldDespite finishing with a seasonal best timing of 3 minutes and 15.77 seconds, the Indian team of Muhammed Anas, VK Vismaya, Jisna Mathew and Tom Nirmal Noah finished just ahead of Brazil in the final of the 4x400m mixed relay final.advertisementlast_img read more

Rohit Sharma 1st batsman to hit twin hundreds in maiden Test as opener

first_imgRohit Sharma 1st batsman to hit twin hundreds in maiden Test as openerInida vs South Africa, 1st Test: Rohit Sharma followed up his 1st innings 176 with a quickfire hundred in the 2nd of the Visakhapatnam Test o put India in a commanding position. scorecard graphs Next commentary advertisement No data available! view more view less Akshay Ramesh VisakhapatnamOctober 5, 2019UPDATED: October 7, 2019 12:34 IST Rohit Sharma scored his second successive hundred in 1st Test vs SA in Vizag (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma became only the 6th Indian to hit twin hundreds in a TestRohit scored 176 in the 1st innings and followed it up with a quickfire hundredRohit is on a record-breaking spree in his maiden Test as openerRohit Sharma became the 1st-ever batsman to score hundreds in each innings of in his maiden Test as opener. Rohit achieved the feat during Day 4 of the ongoing 1st Test between India and South Africa in Visakhapatnam.Rohit Sharma followed up his 1st innings 176 with a quickfire hundred in the 2nd innings that took just 133 balls. Rohit was in imperious form in his new avatar in Tests — opener as he dominated the South African attack with authority that he is known for in ODIs and T20Is.Rohit also became only the 6th Indian to score twin hundreds in a Test match. He joins an elite list of Indian cricketers, including Vijay Hazare (1), Sunil Gavaskar (3), Rahul Dravid (2), Virat Kohli (1) and Ajinkya Rahane (1) in the club of Indian cricketers with hundreds in each innings of a Test match.India vs South Africa, 1st Test Day 4: Live UpdatesRohit Sharma also surpassed former Australian-South African cricketer Kepler Wessels to score the most runs while opening the innings for the first time in Test cricket. Wessels had 208 runs in his 2 innings for Australia against England in 1982-83.Back to back s for the HITMAN. What a player (@BCCI) October 5, 2019It was a record-breaking outing for Rohit Sharma in Visakhapatnam as he also broke Navjot Singh Sidhu’s tally (8) of most sixes hit by an Indian cricketer in a Test match. At the time of writing this, Rohit had hit 10 sixes in the ongoing 1st Test against South Africa.advertisementRohit’s Test future looked bleak when Hanuma Vihari established himself as a solid middle-order batsman with some fine performances in the West Indies. However, KL Rahul’s poor form at the top of the order paved way for Rohit’s promotion to the opener’s slot.Rohit though has seized the opportunity that has come his way with both hands, The India opener showed signs of destructive opener Virender Sehwag with the way he approached his 2nd innings when India needed quick runs.In the first innings, Rohit showed he is ready for the longest format by making the subtle adjustments that is needed to succeed. Rohit came down the track to negotiate swing from Vernon Philander on Day 1 when the ball was moving a bit in overcast conditions.Rohit has been lethal against spin as well, hitting the likes of Keshav Maharaj and Dane Piedt out of the attack.It’s no surprise Rohit Sharma came out and explained why he loves opening the batting, regardless of the format, after scoring the first innings hundred.”I think it [opening role] suits my game… that I can just straightaway wear my pads and start batting. Waiting game…. when I am waiting and then go out to bat at No. 5 or No. 6… I won’t say that doesn’t suit my game… but (when opening), my mind is fresh,” Rohit had said.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Rohit SharmaFollow Virat KohliFollow Sunil GavaskarFollow India vs South AfricaFollow Rahul DravidFollow 2 hundredlast_img read more

Passing on Gaelic Language Through Culture

first_imgNova Scotians with a strong interest in developing their Gaelic language and culture skills can now apply to participate as apprentices in a mentoring program that matches them with fluent speakers. The Bun is Bàrr (root and branch) mentoring program, offered through Gaelic Affairs, will help to create a new generation of Gaelic speakers and tradition bearers. Apprentices will learn traditions and language by practicing cultural traditions with both fluent learners and community elders. “This is a holistic learning approach where language, culture and community are interwoven,” said Gaelic Affairs Minister Randy Delorey. “It helps to recreate a community of speakers which is important to maintain Nova Scotia’s unique Gaelic identity.” One of the goals of the program is to reintroduce language, song and story into the everyday lives of Gaels in Nova Scotia. As part of this program, mentoring teams will visit elders, socialize with other speakers, and pick up language and culture they can use at home and in the community. “This is the only area outside of Europe where a Gaelic identity community that is deeply connected to place, has survived and persisted for generations,” said Lewis MacKinnon, executive director of Gaelic Affairs. “This identity is expressed through the cultural gatherings, festivals and musical ambassadorship of a distinctly Nova Scotian people, the Gaels.” Gaelic Affairs supports Nova Scotians in reclaiming Gaelic language and identity by creating awareness, working with partners and providing tools and opportunities to learn, share and experience Gaelic language and culture. For details on Gaelic programs offered through the department, visit . The deadline for application letters to the program is Tuesday, Sept. 15.last_img read more

BMI Morocco to Boast 43 Percent Growth in 2017 as Agriculture

Rabat – Private sector growth in Morocco will lead the country to outperform its neighbors in the Middle East and North Africa in the coming quarters, according to a new study by BMI Research.The news comes just as the kingdom’s economy recovers from a year of poor agricultural harvests, which caused growth to halve compared to forecasts made by major credit rating agencies, including Fitch Ratings – owned by the same holding company as BMI.Large foreign direct investments (FDI), especially in the Tangier port area, as well as increase in remittances from abroad will support the kingdom’s economic rise in 2017, the report predicts. As a result, actual GDP growth will rise from 0.9 percent in 2016 – caused by harvests damaged from a season of virtually absent rainfall – to 4.3 percent in 2017.Rainfall in Morocco has been strong so far, as the 2017 season approaches. Barring sudden climactic changes, cereal production should jump by 12 percent this year, as anticipated by the nation’s Finance Ministry.This August’s renewal of an aged Investment Charter will allow the kingdom to establish a free economic zone in each region, allowing development to spread evenly across the nation.The report also acknowledged King Mohammed VI’s efforts in South-South cooperation as the monarch tours the African continent with Moroccan businessmen at his side, confirming private-private and private-public partnerships.Over the weekend, the king confirmed a project linking Nigerian oil resources to Morocco during a visit to Lagos as part of efforts to bolster support for the kingdom’s return to the African Union. read more

Nearly 200 KG of heroin seized by police in Chilaw

Nearly 200 kilograms of heroin was seized by the Police in Chilaw today, the Police media unit said.The Police said that one person was arrested with the heroin which was being transported in a vehicle. The Police suspect the heroin was smuggled into the area using the sea route and was then being transported to Colombo when it was seized.Meanwhile, another heroin haul was seized in Maradana. The Police said heroin weighing around 3.5 kilograms was found in a garbage mound in Maradana. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Drivers strike cripples train services in southern England

Drivers’ strike cripples train services in southern England Passengers speak to a Southern representative at the front of a queue for the next express train to Gatwick Airport, as a train strike impacts on passengers at Victoria rail station in London, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. A 48-hour strike starting Tuesday morning has crippled rail services in southern England as a long-running dispute continues to cause misery for hundreds of thousands of commuters in and out of London.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham) (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) by The Associated Press Posted Dec 13, 2016 6:35 am MDT Last Updated Dec 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – A 48-hour strike by train drivers crippled rail services Tuesday in southern England as a long-running dispute delayed and cancelled journeys for hundreds of thousands of London commuters.The dispute on Southern Railway about whether drivers or on-board guards should close the train doors has dragged on for months, and commuters have complained that some of them have lost their jobs in the ongoing chaos.Drivers joined the picket lines Tuesday, ensuring that all of Southern’s 2,242 weekday services were cancelled.Passengers travelling to Gatwick Airport were also affected, with an express service running every half-hour rather than every 15 minutes.Another daylong strike is planned for Friday, meaning some 300,000 commuters in one of the most densely populated areas of Britain will have no train service for much of the week.Transport Secretary Chris Grayling blamed the unions and urged talks. Unions attacked the government, saying the issue is one of safety and that ministers have been preventing Southern from negotiating properly.Southern’s owner, Govia Thameslink Railway, announced Tuesday that union and management representatives would hold talks with mediators Wednesday in a bid to end the “misery and inconvenience” to travellers. read more

Racism in US casts dark shadow over rights to free assembly association

“People have good reason to be angry and frustrated at the moment,” said Maina Kiai, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in a statement. “And it is at times like these when robust promotion of assembly and association rights are needed most. These rights give people a peaceful avenue to speak out, engage in dialogue with their fellow citizens and authorities, air their grievances and hopefully settle them,” he added.He noted that understanding racism means looking back at 400 years of slavery and post-civil war Jim Crow laws, which “enforced segregation and marginalized the African-American community to a life of misery, poverty and persecution.”He singled out race as a particularly pernicious issue, emphasizing that while his mandate does not cover racial discrimination, it was impossible carry out his mission “without issues of racism pervading the discussions.”In more recent times, the Special Rapporteur noted, “old philosophies of exclusion and discrimination were reborn, cloaked in new and euphemistic terms,” such as the so-called “War on Drugs” and “three strikes” sentencing policies.The effects of harsh law-and-order policies often snowball, he added, with a minor criminal conviction – or even an arrest at a protest without substantiated charges –making it difficult to find a job, secure a student loan or find a place to live.“There is justifiable and palpable anger in the black community over these injustices, which needs to be expressed,” he stressed, explaining that this is the context that gave birth to the non-violent ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest movement.The situation of migrant workers throughout the United States is characterized by the precariousness and exploitation of their employment situation, retaliation for drawing attention to adverse working conditions and a fear of taking action to seek improvement of the violations, he said.The independent expert further noted the lack of robust labour rights protections as a major hurdle to exercising the right to freedom of association in the workplace, noting that he was “shocked” to see that in states such as Mississippi, the lack of unionization and ability to exploit workers is touted as a great benefit for employers.But the Special Rapporteur called the United States a “nation of struggle and resilience,” and had high praise the civil society sector, calling it one of the country’s greatest strengths.During his 17-day visit, Mr. Kiai met numerous officials at the federal, state and local levels and members of civil society. A final report on the visit will be presented to the Human Rights Council in June 2017.Special Rapporteurs are appointed by the Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

EYEWITNESS The spigot…

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEyewitness…Concerns …by IMF about oil moneyJuly 13, 2018In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Money…April 7, 2018In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Between a rock and a hard place…February 20, 2018In “EYEWITNESS” …of money for the PNCThe oil isn’t here yet…but that hasn’t stopped the PNC Government from opening up the money spigot like those old-time pork-knockers of yore! But since the six-sisters of the traditional economy, according to President Granger, are ailing and not delivering as they used to do into the Consolidated Fund, where’s the Government getting the money from? Well…duh!!…borrowing of course!! Dangling the prospects of future oil revenues, the Government has tapped into the World Bank, the Caribbean Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the local commercial banks!!So what if our foreign currency reserves have plummeted while our debt has skyrocketed?? Let’s live in the moment Baby!! Just like their Founder Leader Burnham taught them during his (rigged) stint at the wheel. His spigot was the nationalised sugar and bauxite industries he thought could be cash cows to service his massive borrowings. By the time he was finished, Guyana was bankrupt with an external debt of US$2.1 billion, which at the time made us the most Highly Indebted Poor Country – on a per capita basis!!And is anyone surprised the spigot only delivers its money to the PNC faithful and their friends? Naah…that’s the way the PNC’s (money) cookie always crumbles!! Back then, it was high-paying jobs in running (into the ground!!) the 80 per cent of the economy they controlled for the shirt-jacked PNC elites. Tractors and pigs and cows for co-ops were doled out to make the “small man become the real man”.Today, the PNC’s turned on the money spigot with a vengeance!! Imagine they have paid $265 million in rental for that bottom-house warehouse in Sussex Street!! A Minister had to resign and offer an apology, but that didn’t stop the spigot…it kept on pouring out cold cash.Why? The bag man’s a PNC financier who’s backed by a big one in the party!! Another $400 million was added to the Demerara Harbour Bridge to make it four lanes rather than three…but no change, of course, for the “Ming Swing” to direct the spigot into the pockets of another PNC financier!!Then we heard of six “special” prosecutors paid retainers of $2 million each – and then chalking up $20,000 per hour if they appear in court. They have to be very, very SPECIAL to be raking in such fees, all right!!  They were hired, however, not by the DPP – the constitutional office responsible for prosecutions – but by the Attorney General, who himself earns as much as the President. Your Eyewitness figures he has to cough up big bucks since he’s admitting he can’t do the job!!And this is only, like with icebergs, the spending we can SEE!!… of powerSuddenly, Nagamootoo’s become quite garrulous. Sadly, it’s only about the man he considers his bete noir – Jagdeo. He says Jagdeo’s obsessed with power!! Now isn’t that like the “kahari” calling the pot black!!?? Nagamootoo’s whole life was consumed with becoming President – mainly by becoming a lap dog for Jagan and his wife Janet. But when Jagan finally returned to power in 1992, he gave Nagamootoo the most junior of Ministries – Information!!But rather than introspecting about the flaw Jagan had discerned, he enrolled in law school to get some credentials, which, he thought were the lacking ingredients. Didn’t help…for the simple reason that Nagamootoo was never honest enough to admit he wanted power.As Burnham had said, “Any politician who says he’s not interested in power is either a fool or a liar”!! In Nagamootoo’s case, Jagan decided he was both.And that’s why even though he shed crocodile tears about the passing of “Pa”, Janet chose Jagdeo over him!!As a PM who was shafted by Granger, he’s still coy about power!! Maybe he likes shafting?…of the old boys’ networkSince your Eyewitness had already predicted it, he’s not surprised at the CCJ’s ruling…which COMPLETELY avoided the “Basic Structure” of the Constitution.The old boys’ network of the Caribbean has kicked in. read more

RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko win Struga 2018

← Previous Story “It’s not easy to be a newcomer in Fenix Toulouse” Next Story → Swedish generation 2000 – European champions! handballStruga 2018 The Slovenian champions RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko won the 46th handball tournament in Macedonian city of Struga. Team led by Branko Tamse beat Romanian Dobrogea Sud Constanta 25:24.The third place won French Fenix Toulouse by victory over Serbian vice-champions RK Zeleznicar Nis 32:24 (16:14).Number 5 in Struga is Swedish Alingsas after win over Besiktas Mogaz 29:23, while seventh place took RK Eurofarm Rabotnik in small domestic derby over RK Struga 33:26.The MVP is Domen Makuc (RK Celje PL), best goalkeeper Klemen Ferlin (RK Celje PL), while the TOP scorer is Goran Kuzmanovski from RK Eurofarm Rabotnik. read more

Humanity washed ashore

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram An image of a drowned toddler washed up on the beach in one of Turkey’s prime tourist resorts swept across social media after at least 12 presumed Syrian refugees died trying to reach the Greek island of Kos. More than 230,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year, a huge rise from 17,500 in the same period in 2014, according to deputy shipping minister Nikos Zois More than 80 percent of the arrivals, recorded by the coastguard, are refugees eligible for political asylum, he added.”It’s an exponential rise — I don’t know how anyone could prepare for it,” Zois told a press conference. The picture that captivated the wolrd showed a little boy wearing a bright red t-shirt and shorts lying face-down in the surf on a beach near the resort town of Bodrum. In a second image, a grim-faced policeman carries the body away. Turkish media identified the boy as 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, whose 5-year-old brother died on the same boat. Media reports said he was from the north Syrian town of Kobani near the Turkish border, scene of heavy fighting between Islamic State insurgents and Kurdish regional forces a few months ago. The hashtag “KiyiyaVuranInsanlik” – “humanity washed ashore” – became the top trending topic on Twitter. In the first few hours after the accident, the image had been retweeted thousands of times. The two boats, carrying a total of 23 people, had set off separately from the Akyarlar area of the Bodrum peninsula, a senior Turkish naval official said. The confirmed dead included five children and one woman. Seven people were rescued and two reached the shore in life jackets. The official said hopes were fading of saving the two people still missing. The army said its search and rescue teams had saved hundreds of migrants in the seas between Turkey and Greek islands over the last few days. Tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing the war in their homeland have descended on Turkey’s Aegean coast this summer to board boats to Greece, their gateway to the European Union. Aid agencies estimate that, over the past month, about 2,000 people a day have been making the short crossing to Greece’s eastern islands on rubber dinghies. Meanwhile asylum seekers have scuffled with riot police while others threw themselves onto train tracks and fled as authorities tried to take them to a reception centre in Hungary, attempting to end a standoff that has become symbolic of a European asylum system brought to breaking point. Riot police ordered them off, but many asylum seekers resisted, laying on the railway line or fleeing. Some wrestled with police, trying to get back on board.With the government promising to close the country off to migrants by September 15, chaos broke out after a train bound for Hungary’s border with Austria was stopped some 35 kilometres outside of Budapest in the town of Bicske, where Hungary has an asylum seeker reception centre.last_img read more

Corry Publishing Changes Name

first_imgWestern Pennsylvania-based technology trade magazine publisher Corry Publishing has changed its name to Jameson Publishing.The name change, the publisher says, was made to avoid confusion that the company is located in Corry, Pennsylvania, where it was founded nearly three decades ago. Corry relocated about 45 minutes west to the town of Erie in the mid-1980s.The name Jameson Publishing is in honor of James Peterson, the son of company founders Rick and Terry Peterson.“We’ve grown to nearly 80 employees today and believe we can attract more applicants and grow even faster with a new name,” president Jim Roddy said. Due to the expansion, Corry Publishing is moving from its 15,000 square-foot headquarters to a nearly 23,000 square foot facility, which also is located in Erie.Corry Publishing’s portfolio includes Business Solutions, Integrated Solutions, Integrated Solutions for Retailers and techPARTNER magazines. Early next year, it plans to launch pharmaceutical and bioresearch tech title Life Science Leader.last_img read more

Gopalganj road crash death toll rises to 8

first_imgRoad Accident logoEight people were killed and 23 others injured in a road accident at Biswambordi on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Muksudpur upazila in Gopalganj early Sunday, reports UNB.Four of the deceased are Asim Majhi, 32, hailing from Jhalakathi, Hasan, 25, hailing from Barguna, Dipan Biswas, 18, son of Makhan Biswas, a resident of Bagda in Barisal and Nazir Gazi, 35, hailing from Amtoli in Barisal.Sindhiaghat police investigation centre sub-inspector Mohidul Islam said a Barisal-bound bus of Sugandha Paribahan coming from Dhaka plunged into a roadside ditch as its driver lost control over the steering in the area around 2:30am, leaving six people dead on the spot and 25 others injured.On information, highway police, firefighters rushed to the spot and were conducting rescue operations, he added.The injured were sent to different hospitals, including Faridpur Medical College Hospital (FMCH).Later, another injured died on the way to the FMCH while Dipan Biswas succumbed to his injuries at the hospital around 8am, said Ejajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Bhanga police station.The bodies were taken to Bhanga police station in Faridpur as it is the nearby police station from the accident spot, adds UNB Faridpur correspondent.last_img read more

Jeopardy clergy contestants keep the faith organize prayer service for Trebek

first_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — Midway through a recent video announcing his diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer, “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek asked fans of the show for their prayers.They were needed, he said, if the legendary game show host was to beat the disease that threatens his life.Trebek’s prayer request caught the ear of former contestants like Geoffrey Mitelman, a Reform Jewish rabbi from New York who was a “Jeopardy!” contestant in 2016.“Alex said he wanted prayers, so let’s see what we can do,” Mitelman told RNS.Through a private Facebook group, emails and phone calls, the rabbi was able to organize a digital interfaith prayer service for Trebek.Up to 100 faith leaders, including Orthodox Jews, Methodists, Lutherans, Presbyterians and Episcopalians, will be participating in the service via a Zoom conference on March 13. The service will be recorded and sent to Trebek.Mitelman, like many former contestants, said he had fond memories of meeting Trebek while on the show.“We’re all looking to be able to process this news and heal,” Mitelman said. “To those who have met him, it feels like a gut punch. Everybody feels connected to him.”More than a few faith leaders have appeared on “Jeopardy!” during its 35 seasons, though the exact number wasn’t provided by the program. So it made sense that former clergy contestants would band together to pray for Trebek.“‘Jeopardy!’ cuts across traditions. So many clergy have been involved,” Mitelman said. “We can’t bring everybody to one church or synagogue, but we can spend 15 minutes one afternoon together to hear words of comfort and offer up our own thoughts and prayers.”Dylan Parson, a three-time “Jeopardy!” champion, said he felt an immediate connection when he met Trebek on stage in 2015.“A strong affinity (for Trebek) develops really quickly,” he said. “It’s somebody you’ve watched on TV in the house five nights a week for years, so it’s someone you feel like you know by the time you get there. When you talk to him in person, it’s an instant relationship.”Dylan Parson with “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek in 2015. Parson is now at Duke Divinity School and a pastoral intern at Pleasant Green United Methodist Church in Durham, N.C. Courtesy photoParson was a junior in college when he was on the show. Today he’s a seminarian at Duke Divinity School and a pastoral intern at Pleasant Green United Methodist Church in Durham, N.C.When he told Trebek he was planning to go to seminary, Parson said that Trebek asked him, “Why?”The prayer service, Parson said, answers Trebek’s question.“This is a meaningful thing we can offer. We can’t do much, but we want to offer this,” Parson said. “I hope it feels to him that we’re all coming together in our own ways to offer what we have to give for him in this time, we can offer the prayers that we have.”During the Zoom service, Parson plans to read a prayer from the United Methodist Book of Worship, which calls for comfort, courage, strength, patience and hope.Mitelman, who is the founding director of Sinai and Synapses, an organization that bridges science and religion, said he’ll be offering a prayer of hope for Trebek.“My prayer is one that I’ve used a lot, and that is, to have strength for today and hope for tomorrow because it’s going to be a very difficult road for him. He needs to be able to find the strength he needs physically, the strength he needs emotionally and the strength he needs spiritually,” he said. “And, to know how many thousands of contestants love him, and viewers love him.”Other contestants have taken to social media to express their reactions to Trebek’s news.Ken Jennings, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who won a record 74 “Jeopardy!” games, tweeted, “ One thing I know for a fact: Alex is very aware of how much he means to millions of people, and how we will be pulling for him … I hope that’s a comfort.”According to the American Cancer Society, some 57,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year and more than 45,000 will die from the disease.Trebek, 78, acknowledged these grim stats in his 44-second video while asking for prayer.“So, help me. Keep the faith. And we’ll get it done,” he told viewers. Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 By: Tracy Simmons Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Catholicism Atheist summits aim to find community, and power, in networking nonbelievers We are not all the same, and in our difference we are divine August 30, 2019 Share This! News By: Tracy Simmons TagsAlex Trebek homepage featured Jeopardy! Ken Jennnings pancreatic cancer rabbi Sinai and Synapses Top Story United Methodist,You may also like Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Tracy Simmons,Load Comments,Photos of the Week Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Columns • Opinion • Simran Jeet Singh: Articles of Faith Share This! By: Tracy Simmons Tracy Simmonslast_img read more

666 Things You Didnt Know About Halloweens Michael Myers

first_img Horror movies tend to have a lot of dumb lore. When you stretch a franchise out to its eighth, ninth, tenth installments you naturally build up a lot of absurd storylines and melodramatic characters and supernatural backstories for why the teens keep getting murdered. The Halloween franchise is no different.The 2018 David Gordon Green/Danny McBride Halloween reboot in theaters this week presents itself as a direct sequel to the 1978 John Carpenter classic original ignoring all the others and bringing back older Jamie Lee Curtis after decades. It’s like when the 1998 Halloween: H20 reboot presented itself as a direct sequel to the 1978 John Carpenter classic original ignoring all others and bringing back older Jamie Lee Curtis after decades.But a bunch of other movies also came after Halloween, arguably the first slasher movie. And all except one revolve around its iconic slasher, knife fan, Shrek voice actor, and devoted brother Michael Myers. Michael’s story has gotten mixed around over the decades, coming up with new reasons why he slaughters his family. With a canon that confusing and impermanent, it can be tough to get a grasp on what you truly know about The Shape. So to get ready for the new movie, here are 6(66) things you didn’t know about Halloween’s Michael Myers. Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Becomes Universal Halloween Horror MazeLife-Sized Jabba the Hutt For Sale on Craigslist for $100 1. It’s a William Shatner MaskEvery horror movie villain needs a signature look, something that immediately strikes fear into your heart anytime you catch a glimpse of it. For Michael Myers it’s his uncanny mask with the white skin, sunken eyes, and patch of hair showing how Myers is both human and less than. But did you know that mask is actually based on the face of fellow unrepentant killer William Shatner? I guess in 1978 Michael was just really pumped for next year’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture.2. He’s A Big HillbillyThe sleepy suburb of Haddonfield, Illinois is the nexus of Michael’s family violence. The fact that something so disturbed could happen somewhere so normal in America is part of the terror. But Michael’s Midwestern farmland roots also make him a big hillbilly only just slightly more put together than the cannibal family of The Hills Have Eyes. This is especially true in the grimy rustic realistic serial killer Rob Zombie reboots.3. He’s Part of a Corncob CultMy personal favorite explanation for Michael’s evil, the reason I even wanted to write this feature, comes from 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. Here it’s revealed that Michael is just one of a long line of children driven to kill their family by the curse of Thorn, some kind of Samhain corncob cult that requires sacrifice for a good October harvest. It’s like Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery but dumb.4. He’s Not CrazyAlthough he’s typically locked up in a mental institution, Michael Myers is scary because he isn’t tragically insane, he’s innately evil. Mental illness is human and understandable and relatable. Evil is not. There’s a reason why his arch nemesis is his one-time doctor Samuel Loomis, who recognizes the correct medical course of action is to remove Michael from the face of the Earth.5. He’s Supernatural, But NotThis point is more muddled because of how each movie changes things, but more often than not Michael’s supernatural powers are very vague if not non-existent. He pursues his foes like a demon from Hell, taking attacks like they were nothing, and seemingly comes back from the dead. But his murder weapon is a regular knife. And whenever he’s truly explicitly killed in a way that would kill a normal big dude, he stays dead. At least until the next reboot. Again, the normalcy and plausibility is what makes him so chilling.6. It’s All His Mom and Her Horse’s FaultThis is another detail exclusive to the controversial Rob Zombie take on the character, but man whenever Michael hallucinates his mother on a white horse telling him to kill everybody it owns. And then when surviving sister Laurie starts seeing that same lady on the same horse telling her to kill everybody too? It makes us wish Zombie could’ve finished this trilogy.For more on Halloween (the holiday, not the movie) check out these scary Netflix movies, creepy old Halloween pictures, and zombie makeup tips.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Mamata pays tribute to karunanidhi on his first death anniversary

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday paid her tribute to M Karunanidhi on his first death anniversary. Banerjee had on Tuesday evening left for Chennai, where she is scheduled to unveil a statue of the former Tamil Nadu chief minister at the Murasoli office of the DMK. “Tribute to M Karunanidhi, former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, on his death anniversary,” Banerjee tweeted. According to sources, MK Stalin, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president and son of Karunanidhi, has invited Banerjee and several other leaders, including Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu, at Wednesday’s memorial meeting to mark the first death anniversary of the party patriarch. Karunanidhi died in Chennai on August 7 last year after prolonged illness.last_img read more

Koa11y test web page accessibility

first_imgKoa11y: test web page accessibility by Martin Brinkmann on May 19, 2017 in Software – 2 commentsKoa11y is a free cross platform desktop program that allows you to test any publicly accessible website for accessibility issues.Designed primarily for webmasters and web developers, it can be used by anyone to check for accessibility issues on websites.The program itself is portable, and runs on all Windows versions from XP onward, on OS X 10.6 and above, and on various Linux distributions and editions.After you extract the program on your desktop, you may run it right away. The interface makes the program dead simple to use as all options are accessible on the page that opens.Koa11y reviewThere is a couple of things that you need to fill out to run a test. First, the URL of the web page that you want to test, and second, the standards format that you want to use for that test.Then you need to click on the “copy the console code” button to copy some code to the clipboard. You need to load the website in your browser of choice then, open the Developer Tools of that browser, and run the code on the console.If you use Google Chrome, you’d hit F12 to open the Developer Tools, switch to Console then when the tools open, paste the copied code from the Clipboard using Ctrl-V, and hit the Enter-key to run it.The output is copied to the Clipboard automatically, and you need to paste it in the field in the Koa11y program window.Once that is out of the way, hit the run button to run the accessibility test on the website.Note that you have several optional settings as well.  The program uses the domain name as the file name, and HTML as the default format. If you plan to check multiple pages of a domain, you need to modify the file name to reflect that as existing files will be overwritten.You can also switch from HTML output to one of the other supported formats: CSV, JSON, Markdown, or XML.Another option that you have is to change the standards format from WCAG2AA to WCAG2A, WCAG2AAA, or Section 508. You can read up on the different standard formats on the W3 website. As far as the WCAG2A, WCAG2AA and WCAG2AAA are concerned, they build up on each other. For WCAG2AA conformity, you’d need to meet all Level A and Level AA criteria for instance.The last option that you have is to change the output directory for the report.The first thing that Koa11y does is prompt you for identifying text alts under images on the site. You state basically whether those are descriptive or not.You may open the file directly if you have saved it as HTML. The program separates its findings into errors, warnings and notices, and it is usually a good idea to work on the errors first before taking a closer look at warnings or notices.Koa11y offers actionable advice which is good. It may for instance warn you that you should use semantic markup to mark emphasized or special text.Closing WordsKoa11y is a handy program for webmasters and web developers for the most part. It helps identify accessibility issues on websites, and fix those issues using the advice the program offers.Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 4 votes Software Name Koa11ySoftware Category DevelopmentLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

RIU makes its mark in Asia with firstever hotel opening tomorrow

first_imgTags: RIU Hotels & Resorts, Sri Lanka Travelweek Group AHUNGALLA, SRI LANKA — Friday can’t come soon enough for RIU Hotels & Resorts, which will inaugurate its first-ever property in Asia on Aug. 5.The five-star Riu Sri Lanka will open its doors for the first time in Ahungalla, located in the southeast region of Sri Lanka. Newly constructed, the hotel offers 24-hour all-inclusive service, three large pools and a children’s pool, sunbathing terraces, Jacuzzi, gym and the Renova Spa wellness centre. There are also several dining venues ranging from Asian to Italian cuisine, not to mention two buffet restaurants and four bars.After a detailed study of the markets, RIU saw this destination as the ideal location from which to launch its operations in Asia. According to the company, Sri Lanka, known as ‘the tear drop of India’ due to its shape and proximity to the country, is a tourist destination, which attracts guests from Europe, India, China and Australia.With the opening of Riu Sri Lanka, RIU will open three more hotels throughout the Asian continent between 2018 and 2019. The first will be in the Maldives, where two hotels will be inaugurated offering a combined total of 422 rooms, including suites constructed over the water. In addition, the chain plans to open its first hotel in the UAE in Dubai in 2019; with 750 rooms, it will be the largest-ever constructed and the first to offer 24-hour all-inclusive service. Thursday, August 4, 2016 Sharecenter_img RIU makes its mark in Asia, with first-ever hotel opening tomorrow Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Industry welcomes conditional approval for Packers Barangaroo r

first_imgImage credit: Crown Sydney ( Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has welcomed yesterday’s announcement of conditional approval for Crown Resorts’ planned six-star hotel resort at Barangaroo in Sydney’s CBD.TTF CEO Margy Osmond said the development would enhance the tourism appeal of Barangaroo, which has already proved to be a hit with visitors following the opening of the Barangaroo Point Reserve last year.‘’The conditional approval for this new development will increase Sydney’s luxury tourism stock and enhance the city’s reputation as a desirable destination for high-yield international visitors,” Ms Osmond said.Image credit: Crown Sydney (“Tourism will be the great economic driver and job-generator in the wake of the mining construction boom, and it is new multi-use precincts such as Barangaroo which will keep visitors flocking to Australia. The Barangaroo Delivery Authority is to be congratulated for reaching this major milestone in the project.”Crown Resorts Limited announced yesterday that the NSW Planning Assessment Commission has approved, subject to a number of substantial modifications and conditions, the applications for the modification of the approved concept plan for Barangaroo and for the construction of the Crown Sydney Hotel Resort at Barangaroo South.“While it has been a long and detailed process, we are pleased with the overall outcome and we’re deeply committed to building a six-star hotel resort that Sydneysiders and all Australians can be proud of,” Crown Resorts chairman Mr Robert Rankin said.“For too long Sydney has suffered from a lack of luxury tourism accommodation and Crown Sydney will help turn that around. We will now move quickly to begin excavation work. We are expecting to complete construction and open in early 2021.”Commenting on the approval, Crown CEO Mr Rowen Craigie said, “We are pleased that the NSW Planning Assessment Commission has given the green light for this important piece of tourism infrastructure to go ahead. Everyone at Crown is looking forward to commencing construction of Sydney’s first six-star hotel resort.” Crown SydneySource = Tourism & Transport Forum Australia / Crown Resorts Limitedlast_img read more