NEW YORK — Eight players from the AL champion Kansas City Royals are now on track to start at the July 14 All-Star game in Cincinnati, with Omar Infante overtaking Houston’s Jose Altuve at second base.Catcher Salvador Perez, first baseman Eric Hosmer, shortstop Alcides Escobar, third baseman Mike Moustakas and designated hitter Kendrys Morales maintained their leads in voting totals released June 15.Lorenzo Cain was first among AL outfielders, with teammate Alex Gordon third, behind AL MVP Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels.Infante, who began the night with a .204 batting average and 17 RBIs, led Altuve by 300,000 votes in totals announced June 15, wiping out what had been a 150,000-ballot deficit a week earlier.Major League Baseball said the record for most starters from one team is held by the 1939 New York Yankees with six: catcher Bill Dickey, center fielder Joe DiMaggio, second baseman Joe Gordon, third baseman Red Rolfe, pitcher Red Ruffing and left fielder George Selkirk.Fans elected seven Reds to start the 1957 game in St. Louis, but after concluding half the fan ballots came from Cincinnati, baseball commissioner Ford Frick added Willie Mays and Hank Aaron to the NL lineup in place of Reds outfielders Gus Bell and Wally Post.Voting runs through July 2, and starters are likely to be announced the weekend of July 4-5.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Share via Email Mercedes GP Ferrari Lewis Hamilton On his first hot run in the final third Hamilton was quickest in the first and third sectors but had a moment of oversteer through Brooklands in the middle sector and Bottas was quicker by three-tenths. When they emerged for the final time the expectation was Hamilton would pull something out of the bag on his final run, as he has done so many times before. The crowd held their breath in expectation of emitting a mighty roar but, as the British driver crossed the line, Bottas’s time stood by a margin so small as to be almost invisible – six thousandths of a second across a 3.66-mile lap.Bottas had not improved on his second run and, although Hamilton had managed to string together three strong sectors, he was still not happy with his final lap. “It just got away from us,” he said.Yet despite the strong support at the circuit, Hamilton was forced after qualifying to once again defend his decision to live in Monaco, when he was asked if his “Britishness” was in question. “It is crazy because I remember growing up and watching Jenson Button and all the youngsters coming through and they all migrated to Monaco,” he said. “Nobody ever said anything. Of course, when I did, they had something to say.“No matter how often you go abroad or elsewhere in the world, you come back to the UK. This is where my heart is. I am fully British. I go to these races and I lift the British flag proudly. There is no one else in this sport that has raised it so high.”Bottas rightly celebrated beating Hamilton at his home circuit in front of a fiercely partisan crowd, a major result for the Finn. The cameras had followed Hamilton’s lap, as had the crowd, but Bottas’s first run was as good a performance as he has delivered in qualifying this season. He blasted through the sweeping fast corners that define Silverstone but was also inch-perfect through the challenge of Brooklands, Luffield and Woodcote, obviously finding the relaid smooth surface to his liking. The Observer Valtteri Bottas The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Read more Since you’re here… Share on Twitter He has out-qualified Hamilton now by four poles to three and badly wants to ensure he converts his latest effort into a win. In China and Spain, where he had pole, he was beaten off the line by Hamilton, who went on to take victory. The championship leader has four wins from the last five races and leads Bottas by 31 points, with Vettel 74 points back.Bottas clearly desperately wants to prevent Hamilton from romping away with it, however. The Finn took a dominant win in Australia and was similarly strong in Baku for his second victory; he needs to back them up by taking the flag here to return the pressure to Hamilton.“The championship fight is still on,” Bottas said. “I am the one chasing, I am behind but there are so many races to go and it is up to me and my performance. Every opportunity there is now I need to take. If I don’t, Lewis is going to be far away and out of reach. So tomorrow is super important but so is the race after and the race after. The season is long and I need to take those opportunities and I will do everything I can to keep that lead tomorrow.”Hamilton, too, was sanguine that he still has more to come. He has six wins this season and another here would make him the most successful driver at the British Grand Prix, surpassing the record of five he shares with Jim Clark and Alain Prost. He showed great pace in his long runs in practice and was optimistic about his chances.“It is just qualifying. As you have seen, a lot of the races it doesn’t necessarily determine what happens in the race,” he said. “It is great to start at the front. It makes your day a little bit more simple. But I am proud to be a part of locking out the front row. Valtteri and I have a great relationship but we always want to beat each other. The duel is who can do a better job tomorrow.”A sellout crowd of 141,000 fans will be there to see if he can do it. Their hopes will be refreshed, their spirits buoyant once more. The victory would be Hamilton’s were it decided by the crowd but this is a race both drivers desperately want to win and certainly Leclerc believes he, too, may have a part to play. Another tense afternoon awaits on the Northamptonshire-Buckinghamshire border.Vettel and Leclerc set their best times in Q2 on the soft tyres, perhaps looking for extra grip off the line in contrast to Hamilton and Bottas, who will start on the medium rubber. Pirelli believe the tyre wear will be such that the teams will have to adopt a two-stop strategy.McLaren’s Lando Norris was once again very strong, with eighth place. Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hülkenberg were in seventh and 10th for Renault, with Toro Rosso’s Alexander Albon in ninth.Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Räikkönen were in 11th and 12th, with the second McLaren of Carlos Sainz in 13th. Roman Grosjean was in 14th for Haas and Sergio Pérez was in 15th for Racing Point.Kevin Magnussen finished in 16th for Haas, in front of the Toro Rosso of Daniil Kvyat. Lance Stroll once again went out in Q1, finishing in 18th for Racing Point. George Russell and Robert Kubica were in 19th and 20th. news Read more A moment of collective exhalation and the swaths of union flags held aloft in anticipation of celebration sagged downwards across Silverstone. The tensest of finales here failed to stick to the script as Valtteri Bottas denied Lewis Hamilton pole position for the British Grand Prix by the finest of margins.As the huge crowd slumped back to their seats there was an air almost of disbelief. Here, then, was the twist in the tale they had not anticipated – a reminder that their hero, despite his overwhelming dominance in the past on the old airfield, could still be bested. Bottas had spoiled their party but more is sure to come on Sunday.Ferrari’s hoped-for challenge failed quite to materialise, with Charles Leclerc in third and Sebastian Vettel managing only sixth. Max Verstappen was fourth for Red Bull with his teammate, Pierre Gasly, fifth.Bottas took the place with an exceptional lap on his first run in Q3, setting a time of 1min 25.093sec. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. 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Ligue 1 Neymar runs into Beckham, President Balotelli and Marvelous Memphis – Ligue 1 goes social Robin Bairner 21:00 1/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy (C)Getty Images Ligue 1 Olympique Lyonnais v PSG PSG Olympique Lyonnais Memphis Depay Neymar Mario Balotelli The Brazil star was took time to meet up with the England ‘legend’ but the weekend saw the PSG man upstaged by a stunner from the Lyon winger All eyes were turned towards Paris Saint-Germain’s trip to Lyon on Sunday for the blockbuster affair of a Ligue 1 week that saw every team play two games.PSG sparkled in that additional round, recording a club-record home victory as they thumped Dijon 8-0 at Parc des Princes. It seemed to set them up perfectly for Sunday’s match, though they had to do without Neymar because of thigh trouble.It was a game that was eagerly anticipated in the Rhone Valley. Lyon felt a sense of injustice that they had lost the first game between the clubs and Nabil Fekir, in particular, was eager to build the game up on his social channel. Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The playmaker has been one of the stars of Ligue 1 this season and showcased his abilities as early as the second minute, when he bent in a terrific free kick from long range. It was, however, down to Memphis Depay to secure the points, and the former Manchester United man posted a rather fetching picture on his Instagram account afterwards to mark the moment he sent a stunning shot from range into the top corner. For the Parisians, who retain an eight-point lead at the top of the table, it was not such a happy affair. Kylian Mbappe, in particular, had a painful evening as he took a heavy head blow then had to be replaced after clashing with home goalkeeper Anthony Lopes in the first half.His exit from the game was a sharp contrast to the relaxed build up, in which he posted a picture of himself along with fellow youngster Christopher Nkunku on the team plane.Dani Alves’ evening came to a premature end, sent off for dissent towards the referee before an hour had been played.Prior to kick off, the Brazilian had used Patrice Evra’s catchphrase on his Instagram account, proclaiming: “I LOVE THIS GAME.” But just as the former Marseille man’s last action for the Stade Velodrome club was to be sent off, Alves also saw red in unexpected circumstances given his experience.So what of Neymar? After scoring four times and creating two more in the win over Dijon, he still managed to have an eventful week, crossing paths with former PSG player and style icon David Beckham.“Good to see you, legend,” he put on his Instagram account after meeting the ex-England star.Meanwhile, he showed his sensitive side by posting a picture of himself with his mother on the occasion of her birthday.“Today is the day of this warrior woman, beautiful, wonderful and a companion for life,” he said. “I wish you all the happiness in the world, thank God for having you in my life. Thanks for all that you have taught me,” he posted.Meanwhile, Mario Balotelli, one of the great characters in football today, has been in hot form for Nice, who are charging up the table towards the European spots. The Italian striker has scored 12 goals this season, including a double in a 2-2 draw against Monaco in midweek – a match they might easily have won.“Shame for the result but the team played well. Bravo les gars and let’s keep going,” he said.Nice did indeed keep going at the weekend, with a 1-0 win over Saint-Etienne, after Balotelli had looked back on one of the best faceswaps ever. “When I was the president of the US,” he laughed.After a round of midweek cup matches, Ligue 1 returns next weekend, with PSG, who will hope to have Neymar back, tacking Montpellier as Lyon go to Bordeaux and Marseille host Monaco in Sunday’s big showdown.
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Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, has announced that effective July 1, sidemen employed by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) will receive an increase of 28 per cent in salary.He made the announcement during his address in the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (May 28).“The National Solid Waste Management Authority continues to be a positive example of government in action. The agency continues to practise sound corporate governance, with all outstanding audited financial statements and annual reports having been updated,” Mr. McKenzie noted.He said the agency is also 70 per cent compliant with current statutory requirements and life insurance, and nearly 80 per cent of all disposal site workers, sidemen and drivers have been vaccinated.“With regard to its core responsibilities, the NSWMA collected nearly 700,000 tonnes of solid waste or over 70 per cent of the total solid waste generated islandwide. Adherence to the collection schedule of once per week in the last financial year was nearly 80 per cent, and compliance with the sweeping schedule for major roadways and town centres was almost 90 per cent,” he said.Mr. McKenzie noted that the main reasons for this improved performance were the procurement and introduction of new collection units, and systematic repairs to dysfunctional units, 15 of which have been restored.“Since 2016, the NSWMA acquired 43 new units, the last 12 of which were officially handed over in February this year. The NSWMA is in the process of leasing an unprecedented 100 collection units in this financial year. When this exercise is completed, Jamaica will be served by 143 collection units on the streets, working for our citizens,” he said.
APTN National NewsThe spring sitting of the Yukon legislature ended this week as it began, under a cloud of protest over development in a protected area.APTN National News reporter Luke Smith explains.
PARIS — Several hundred women wearing yellow vests have marched through Paris in a bid to restore a peaceful image to the grassroots protest movement, a day after demonstrations veered once more into violence.Some women carried yellow balloons during Saturday’s march from the Place de la Bastille to the Opera Garnier. At one point, they fell to their knees in a minute of silence for the 10 people killed and many others injured since the movement began in mid-November.Women also marched in other cities around France.The movement is losing wind with repeated violence at weekly demonstrations.Some women tried to rebrand the movement as peaceful through signs reading “I am your daughter” or “I am your Grandma.”Protesters wear fluorescent yellow safety vests required in French cars.The Associated Press
Rabat- The holy month of Ramadan will begin on Thursday in Morocco, the Ministry of Endowment and Islamic Affairs said in a statement on Wednesday.Other Arab and Muslim countries will also begin Ramadan on Thursday. On Tuesday Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Jordan and Palestine announced that Thursday would be the first day of Ramadan.The sighting of the crescent in most Muslim countries coincides with the date announced several weeks by the Fiqh Council of North America. The FCNA, which relies on astronomical calculations, had announced that the first day of Ramadan would be Thursday June 18, while the first day of Eid El Fitr, would be Friday July 17th. Moroccan authorities rely on special committees across the country to monitor the sighting of the moon, in line with the Prophet’s saying: “Fast when you see the crescent and break the fast when you see it; if it is not apparent, then make the month of Sha’ban thirty days.”
Rabat- Muslim communities in North America will delay the first Ramadan fast, which was to begin on Wednesday, May 16, as the moon sighting was not confirmed on Tuesday night.Muslims in the US and Canada are unsure of when to commence Ramadan fast, as the sighting of “Hilal” crescent or new moon indicating the start of the holy month was not confirmed with the naked eye on Tuesday night.The Islamic Supreme Council of Canada has announced that the first day of the Ramadan fast, originally set for Wednesday, May 16, in Canada and Australia would be delayed. According to Canadian Television Network CTV: “There was no vision of Hilal in Canada or North America, so we are announcing that the beginning of Ramadan will be Thursday, May 17.”Start of Ramadan delayed as no confirmed moon sightings in North America https://t.co/Ph4FUwCfYR #yyc pic.twitter.com/PF7apyULCq— CTV Calgary (@CTVCalgary) May 16, 2018Meanwhile in the United States, though some mosques already announced the start of Ramadan on Wednesday, others delayed the fast until Thursday, in line with Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and other countries in the Middle East.The Islamic Center of New England also announced that Ramadan will begin on Thursday in a recent statement, due to the fact that the “crescent was not sighted in the countries of the Muslim World who are using methodology of moon-sighting.” The same source referenced Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): “Do not fast until you see the new moon, and do not break the fast until you see it, and if it is covered then complete the month.”Saudi Arabia and several other Muslim countries, including Morocco, Oman, Indonesia, and Egypt will begin the Ramadan fast on Thursday, May 17.Such confusions about the first day of Ramadan are quite common for Muslims living in foreign countries, like the US.While some Muslims follow astronomical calculations to determine the first Ramadan, others choose to follow Saudi Arabia when determining the start of Ramadan, as the kingdom serves as the primary benchmark for fasting times across most non-Muslim majority countries.
Michael Pinkus, left, is presented with the media award by Charles Baker from Stratus Vineyards.A wine writer, an educator and one of Canada’s leading wine enthusiasts are on the podium as the Ontario wine industry recently honoured its leading advocates with its 2010 Promote the Promoters Awards.The awards acknowledge those individuals that celebrate the Ontario VQA wine industry with unselfish enthusiasm, constructive input, and unsolicited promotion.They are announced during the Experts’ Tasting at the industry’s Cuvée weekend, which was hosted recently by Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI).Toronto-based wine writer Michael Pinkus — the Grape Guy — won in the media category for his dedication to keeping the wine industry well informed through OntarioWineReview.comNiagara’s own Jennifer Wilhelm from Niagara College was recognized in the Education category. And the promoter-at-large award, a new category, was given to Ken Burford, president of the Ontario Wine Society, who has been instrumental in promoting VQA wines through educational events.The Experts’ Tasting is an annual invitation-only event designed and targeted to the wine trade — primarily media, product consultants, sommeliers and wine educators who promote VQA wines through education and/or promotion.The Experts’ Tasting has become a key educational feature of the Cuvée weekend. The best Ontario VQA wines are pre-judged and chosen for their tasting suitability to demonstrate a theme. The theme for this year’s Experts’ Tasting was “Does place matter? Exploring Ontario’s single vineyard and sub-appellation wines.”This year more than 125 guests tasted, swished and expectorated the 33 wines presented over five flights.For a complete listing of the wines presented, visit Experts’ Tasting Promoters Awards.Quick links:• CCOVI• ontariowinereview.com• Cuvée 2010Jennifer Wilhelm receives the education award from Charles Baker from Stratus Vineyards.Ken Burford receives the promoter-at-large award from Charles Baker.
OSU then-sophomore forward Jae’Sean Tate (1) during a game against VMI on Dec. 5 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern file photoThe Ohio State men’s basketball team entered Charlottesville, Virginia, marching into new territory in two ways. Wednesday night was the first time the Buckeyes had visited Virginia since 1981, and the team went against the No. 6 Cavaliers with confidence from a 6-0 start to the season.OSU sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle attempted a contested, potential game-winning 3-pointer as time expired that came up short, as the Buckeyes hit a roadblock against the Cavaliers, suffering its first defeat of the season, 63-61. OSU led by as much as 16 in the first half.Junior forward Jae’Sean Tate paced the Buckeye offense with 14 points and nine rebounds. Lyle scored 12 points but turned the ball over eight times in the loss.Coach Thad Matta’s team took a 12-point lead into halftime, but that was quickly erased by the defensively opportunistic Cavaliers. Virginia used a 15-2 run through the first four minutes and 15 seconds of the second half to get back into the game. Virginia senior guard London Perrantes buried one of his four 3-pointers to take a 39-38 lead, Virginia’s first of the night.Perentes led the Cavaliers with 19 points. Virginia made its first seven field goals of the second half. OSU sophomore guard C.J. Jackson hit a contested 3 at the other end to put OSU back on top. It was one of his three 3s on the night.For the next 15 minutes of the game, the teams traded blows until Virginia pulled away late in the game.With the game tied at 57, OSU sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle lost the ball on a drive to the hoop. Perrantes then found junior forward Marial Shayok on the other end of the floor for an easy layup and the lead, 59-57.Virginia junior forward Isaiah Wilkins had a breakaway dunk on the next possession and got fouled on the play for a chance to push the lead to five. Wilkins missed the free throw and Lyle was able to convert two free throws on the other end to trim the deficit to 63-61.Shayok was then fouled by OSU redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson, but missed both free throws giving OSU a chance for the tie or the win. After a timeout by Matta with 6.5 seconds left, Lyle couldn’t find an open man as the nation’s No. 1 defense clamped down on the Buckeyes and ended the upset bid.OSU had 20 turnovers and shot 50 percent from the floor.OSU fell to 6-1 as Virginia moved to 7-0. The Buckeyes return to the court on Saturday in Columbus against Fairleigh Dickinson.
Redshirt junior Wyatt Ege passes the puck down the ice during the first period of Ohio State’s hockey game vs. Michigan on Jan. 11. Ohio State lost 2-1. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternFollowing a Friday night loss, No. 4 Ohio State (12-5-4) came back Saturday and defeated Michigan (8-9-6) 4-2, advancing the Buckeyes to No. 1 in the Big Ten.After the Buckeyes and the Wolverines were tied after the second period, Michigan freshman forward Jimmy Lambert gave the Wolverines the 2-1 lead off a rebound with 8:48 to go in the match. But it did not take long for junior defensemen Wyatt Ege to answer, scoring his first goal of the season 28 seconds later, assisted by junior forward Tanner Laczynski and senior forward Freddy Gerard, igniting a three-goal period for the Buckeyes. Ohio State head coach Steve Rohlik said his team responded well to the early Michigan goal in the third period, saying the deficit loosened up Ohio State to take the lead and eventually beat the Wolverines. For Ege, he was just happy to record his first goal. “I’m just happy I scored,” he said. “Going last year without a goal and then Christmas break I still hadn’t scored. I was just happy to finally put one in the back of the net. It felt great.”Freshman forward Quinn Preston secured the Ohio State victory scoring on the short side on what would be the second of the three goals. In the first period, neither Ohio State nor Michigan got any of their shots past the goalkeeper, ending with seven shots for the Buckeyes and six shots for Michigan.Midway through the second period, Michigan senior defenseman Nicholas Boka and sophomore forward Dakota Raabe were sent to the penalty box. Laczynski took advantage of the power play, scoring with an assist from both senior forward Mason Jobst and junior defenseman Matt Miller, bringing the Buckeyes to a 1-0 lead.Moments later, the tides turned when Ohio State junior forward Sam McCormick was directed to the penalty box and Michigan junior forward Will Lockwood scored on a power play of his own, tying the game back up to 1-1.But after Ohio State had taken the lead in the third period after scoring two goals, Michigan pulled its goalie, putting the pressure fully onto the Ohio State defense in a last-ditch effort to tie the game. With 24 seconds remaining in the match, junior forward Ronnie Hein snuck the puck past Michigan cementing Ohio State’s win.“The energy: that was there,” Rohlik said. “These guys are not going to be denied. That’s what it felt like on the bench. Even guys eating pucks at the end, blocking shots: that’s really what it takes to win hockey games.”Ohio State will travel to University Park, Pennsylvania to play Penn State Friday and Saturday. Both games will begin at 7 p.m.
Ifagbamila Kamau CushSmart City Solutions Inc. (SCSI) the company behind the controversial parking meter project, has announced through its Public Relations (PR) officer Kit Nascimento that they have cut ties with its sidelined Director Ifagbamila Kamau Cush because of the disparaging comments he made on Facebook.According to the statement, the Board of Directors of SCSI “have today dismissed Ifagbamila Kamau Cush from his position as a Director of Smart City Solutions Inc… On Thursday, 9th February, 2017, Mr Cush issued statements on Facebook which Smart City Solutions Inc. found completely unacceptable and publicly condemned as disgraceful. Mr Cush made these statements without any reference to nor the authority of Smart City Solutions Inc.”Cush had said on Facebook, after being requested to provide a copy of the parking meters contract, that “You’re not progressives. You are freeloaders. You lack the intestinal fortitude to control your own destiny. You all possess the mentality of slaves, indentured servants, incapable of generating wealth and building capacity.”Subsequent to Cush’s statement, SCSI in a public missive disassociated themselves from his remarks while adding that “Smart City Solutions fully recognizes the democratic right of all persons and organizations to express their views, disagreement with and, indeed, protest against any matter. Smart City Solutions is entirely (committed) to freedom of speech and assembly.”Cush then continued his tirade, stating after the publication of his first post that his remarks were his “personal opinion. I did not utter those statements on behalf of Smart City Solutions. The protestors represent a cabal of misfits who add no value to the productive capacity of our country. They bring no gravitas, no moral authority to the conversation.”He was at the time referencing the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) whose two protests gained significant traction as protesters in large numbers issued calls for the controversial project to be scrapped. The movement is scheduled to hold its third protest today in front of the City Hall.Cush who had been the face of the skeptical parking meter project during its infancy was swept aside last year when SCS was taken over by a Mexican company with Amir Oren and Simon Mosheshvili as the key investors.Recently, information came to the fore that Cush had been jailed for four months in New York in 2002 and placed on five years’ probation for grand larceny in the third degree.In court documents seen by INews, Cush plead guilty on March 15, 2002 to grand larceny in the third degree in the County Court of Nassau County. He was sentenced to four months of incarceration and five years of probation, and he was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of US$7,981.50.Cush did not appeal and was released from custody on May 5, 2002. On November 20, 2006, Cush was charged with violating the terms of his probation. The County Court signed a Declaration of Delinquency and a warrant was issued for Cush’s arrest. Cush was returned on the warrant in November 2006 and released on his own recognizance the next month. He was then returned again on the warrant on August 30, 2011, and he has been in custody since that time.On September 13, 2011, Cush was brought to court for a pre-violation hearing conference. Although further court proceedings were scheduled for September 20, October 11,and October 24, each of these court dates was adjourned in succession. On November 15, 2011, the court convened the parties and scheduled a hearing on Cush’s alleged probation violation.Confirmation of his guilty plea would mostly likely raise serious questions as to whether there was any due diligence done on him by the Mayor and City Council prior to the orchestration of a deal with him for the controversial parking meters in Georgetown. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedParking meter fiasco continuesSeptember 23, 2016In “Local News”Controversial parking meter advocate Ifa Cush was jailed in US for grand larcenyFebruary 13, 2017In “Local News”Confirmed: Populace to start paying for parking from January 23December 28, 2016In “latest news”
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPrison escapee to now spend ‘life’ inside, found guilty of attempted murderJuly 5, 2018In “Court”Prison break: 1 down 5 to go as police re-capture escapeeJuly 15, 2017In “Crime”Retrial for prison escapee accused of attempted murder gets underwayJune 20, 2018In “Court” Caught: Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander (Leroy Smith photo)Police were able to re-capture Camp Street prison escapee, Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander, without any altercation, in Berbice.This publication was told that a after receiving information from the public, a special operation was launched in B Division with support from Police Headquarters which led to the re-capture of Alexander at 20:00hrs on Saturday night, in an unfenced yard in Toopoo Village, Hamshire, Corentyne, Berbice.According to the Department of Public Information, at the time of his re-capture Alexander had an existing wound and is currently receiving medical attention at an undisclosed medical institution.While the nature of the wound has not been confirmed at this time, it is believed he sustained the wound during a previous confrontation with the Joint Services in which he was able to escape.The recapture of Alexander brings the total number of escapees on the run to seven (7).The Force has issued commendations to the members of the public who provided the information which led to Alexander’s recapture and is asking that the public continue to provide information which is critical to the recapture of all the prison escapees.
On Sunday October 21, at the Lefkada Brotherhood Hall in Melbourne, AHEPA carried out the traditional and solemn inauguration ceremony of officials and new President Spiros Roboti. The ceremony was attended by presidents from various AHEPA boards, as well as many dignitaries, guests, relatives, friends and members from community organizations. After the inauguration ceremony and the surrendering of the honorary plaque attendees received wonderful hospitality including refreshments and light dishes. The President Mr Roboti and his council would like to thank everyone who attended for their good wishes and especially all those who brought gifts. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Apple: un iPhone plus grand et un iPad plus petitSelon des rumeurs, Apple aurait décidé d’augmenter la taille de l’écran de son iPhone. La firme à la Pomme réduirait aussi les dimensions de son iPad…Une fois digérée la petite déception de l’iPhone 4S, les utilisateurs des smartphones d’Apple seront sans doute plus réceptifs à l’innovation qu’apportera vraisemblablement l’iPhone 5, un appareil sur lequel Steve Jobs avait planché très sérieusement avant son départ d’Apple, puis son décès.À lire aussiLes applications pour entraîner son cerveau sont-elles vraiment efficaces ?Selon nos confrères d’Ubergizmo, l’iPhone 5 bénificiera sans doute d’un écran Retina plus grand, de 4 pouces de diagonale. Si l’on en croit le Korea Times, la firme LG œuvrerait à la fabrication d’écrans en masse pour l’iPhone 5 mais aussi pour un iPad doté d’un écran de 7,35 pouces.Augmenter la taille de l’écran de l’iPhone et réduire celle de l’iPad. Voilà donc ce à quoi s’attellerait Apple ces dernières semaines. Difficile de vérifier cependant le fondement de ces rumeurs. L’iPad 3 étant annoncé pour le début de l’année 2012, il n’y aura pas trop à attendre avant d’être fixé sur ce point.Le 17 novembre 2011 à 13:50 • Maxime Lambert
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Why: Benny’s Rod & Custom Pizza Cafe opened in 2006. The restaurant’s menu focuses mainly on classic sandwiches and burgers, as well as a variety of specialty pizzas for the whole family to enjoy.What I tried: I settled on the Westerner sandwich with coleslaw, and my dining companion had the bacon cheeseburger with cottage cheese. We also ordered a Donna’s Favorite pizza. The Westerner starts with sourdough bread. Roast beef, cheddar cheese and tomato are added and then grilled to a warm, toasty finish. I found the sandwich tasty and the meat was lean and juicy. I appreciated that there was no mayonnaise or other condiments on the sandwich. I did not need anything other than the meat, cheese and tomato. The accompanying coleslaw is made in-house and was served lightly sweetened and crunchy-fresh.My dining companion enjoyed the bacon cheeseburger, which was topped with mayonnaise, lettuce, onion and tomato.Donna’s Favorite pizza is a red sauce pie generously topped with Canadian bacon, sausage, pineapple and pepperoni and just enough cheese to stick it all together. The crust, with its hearty, crackerlike presence, reminded me somewhat of Pizza Hut. The overall flavor was just what I expected from the ingredients.Menu highlights beyond what I tried: Onion rings, zucchini sticks, clam strips and hot wings are among the starters. The classic selection of sandwiches includes a BLT, French dip, patty melt, turkey melt, Philly, Reuben and a fish sandwich. Other than a basic dinner salad, there is a taco salad, a charbroiled chicken salad, a shrimp salad and a chef’s salad. There are 19 specialty pizzas, but you can customize your own from 22 toppings. Gluten-free pizza crust is available.I thought the Hi Boy pizza, made with Canadian bacon, salami, pepperoni, mushrooms, olives, onions, pineapple, green peppers, shrimp, beef, sausage and tomatoes, sounded good. Burgers include a mushroom burger, a Hawaiian burger, a BBQ burger, and the Benny’s Big Burger, stacked with a 6-ounce fresh-certified Angus beef patty, mayonnaise, cheddar, Swiss, ham, bacon, egg, lettuce, onion and tomato. The black bean burger offers a meatless option. For dessert, choose between a brownie with ice cream or a fried Twinkie with ice cream.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 3, 2017 – Providenciales – Contrary to what common sense would suggest, TCIG has accepted 630 generators, 1,000 sheets of plywood, 4,500 tarps, 2,000 sheet rocks and 4,000 metal roof sheets from the Haitian Government – In making the donation His Excellency Jacques Adolphe, Haiti’s Consul to the TCI, implied that the supplies were for the benefit of “our compatriots …. who consider this beautiful by nature country their second home.” This is being received against the threat of TCIG demolishing the shanties in which many Haitian immigrants reside; and an official remittance to Haiti of $3 million dollars a month ($36 million dollars annually) The physical remittances is also considerable . These sums will increase during the rebuilding stage of the TCI recovery from the recent hurricanes.There is something absurd when the UK (the world’s 5th largest economy) rank the TCI too rich to be an aid recipient, and Haiti (with an economic ranking of 146 out of 157 ) decide to provide relief for the TCI with a GDP per capita of $26,000 (twenty six thousand dollars) compared with its own GDP per capita of $750.00 (seven hundred and fifty dollars). At first, this appears counterintuitive but, on examination of the facts it’s a brilliant strategy by Haiti, and one that a naive Turks and Caicos Islands Government have apparently not questioned.First, the threat of demolishing the shanties is an empty one and amounts to political “sabre rattling” on the part of the Government. The Turks and Caicos Islands is a subscriber to the UN Human Rights Charter, and unlike Haiti it has a long track record of respecting its obligations. Therefore, any policy to demolish these shanties must rightfully be made in the context of a country housing strategy which must provide for adequate housing for all who have a legal right to reside in the islands.Second, given the dependence of the Haitian economy on receipts from its citizens abroad, it is in Haiti’s best interest to export as many of its people as other countries would accommodate, and therefore she has no interest in stemming the exodus. As well, it is worth noting the not so subliminal reference by the consul of TCI being a second home, inferring and reinforcing the mindset of the need to repatriate their earnings to their first home.The idea that within days of the worse Atlantic Hurricane on record, Haitians would be fleeing their homeland to impacted countries, reinforces the desperation of life at home. By making this gift against its own abysmal housing crisis, Haiti is sending a message to those of its citizens who are illegally invading the TCI, that it has made provision to accommodate them here, and TCIG having now accepted their gift, should use it to assist with the construction of a multi-family short-term accommodation facility, as part and parcel of a strategy to replace the shanties with strictly controlled adequate housing, taking into consideration that housing does not necessarily mean property ownership.Conclusion: To continue to receive relief from Haiti is enabling the exodus of Haitians to the TCI.Press Release: Leader of Opposition Related Items:
As she prepares to step down from leading DOD’s community and family programs before moving to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Rosemary Freitas Williams underscored the crucial role nonprofits and community-based organizations play in supporting service members, their families and veterans.“You have heard me say countless times how important it is to close the gap between DOD and VA, now more than ever,” Williams, who has served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy since July 2013, said in an email newsletter obtained by Military Times.“DOD is leaning forward with new ideas like access to Military OneSource for 365 days after transition. Meanwhile, VA is going through a remarkable transformation. But no matter how forward the two agencies reach towards each other, there will always be a gap. And that is where the community-based providers, state programs, non-profits — large and small, schools, churches, synagogues and mosques come in,” she said.William said in her new position she plans to help integrate the support offered by Veterans Affairs with that offered by local groups.“I intend to join VA’s mission of transformation and to help where I can to help weave that net of community-based support in concert with VA,” she said.Williams will become VA’s assistant secretary for public affairs, effective at the beginning of April, according to the story.In her current post, Williams has been responsible for policy, advocacy and oversight of all community support to service members and their families, quality-of-life issues, child care and youth programs, family violence prevention and intervention, casualty and mortuary affairs, morale, welfare and recreation programs, commissaries and exchanges, military spouse career advancement and voluntary education programs for service members. Dan Cohen AUTHOR