Rohan Bopanna-Ivan Dodig crash out in semi-final of Aegon Championships

first_imgIndian tennis star Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig got knocked out of the ongoing Aegon Championships after suffering a straight-sets defeat against the French duo of Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasseli in semi-finals last evening.The Indo-Croatian pair went down 4-6 in the first game before they came up with a much improved performance in the second one. However, it didn’t turn out to be enough as the pair lost the second game 7-5 and got knocked out of the Wimbledon warm-up event.Bopanna and Dodig had entered the semis after registering a thumping win over Australia’s John Peers and Finland’s Henri Kontinen in the quarter-finals.They defeated Peers-Kontinen 7-6, 4-6, 10-2 in a thrilling encounter on Thursday.The French pair of Benneteau and Roger-Vasseli will now face the winner of another semi-final to be played between the pair of Marin Cilic and Marcin Matkowski and Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares in the summit clash of the tournament.last_img read more

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Girona FC beat Kerala Blasters 5-0 to win La Liga World tournament

first_imgKerala Blasters FC were handed a lesson in football by Girona FC as the Spanish top division side thrashed the Indian Super League outfit 5-0 to win the inaugural LaLiga World tournament in Kochi on Saturday.Blasters looked a much-improved side, starting the final fixture with a 4-4-2 formation, and tightening the defence with their wingers sitting deep.On the other hand, Girona’s strategy was no different from their first game as they looked to attack from the word go.The home side managed to hold fort till the half hour mark, making all the necessary interceptions and keeping Girona forwards at bay. The Spanish side kept pressing with more possession through the first half, but the defensive formation worked well for David James’ side.Three minutes before half time, a rare defensive lapse by the Blasters backline led to Eric Montes scoring the first goal of the match, amazingly against the run of play. The Spanish right back made a run down the right to find the back of the net from a very tight angle.Homes del Partit i del Torneig…#GironaFC @TYLLW2018 @LaLiga #LaLigaWorld pic.twitter.com/fJvM6iQYJpGirona FC (@GironaFC) July 28, 2018The second half saw the home team start with three men at the back with Mohammad Rakip and Prasanth K operating as wing-backs.Girona FC’s midfield kept improving as they played some spectacular one-touch football and created chances. The constant attacking play finally paid off for the La Liga side and the lack of communication between the Blasters goalkeeper Naveen Kumar and defense saw Girona winger Pedro Porro easily push one into the open net to make it 2-0 in the 53rd minute.advertisementREAD – La Liga stars from Girona FC swap football for chess in friendly tournamentCongratulations @GironaFC on winning the @TYLLW2018!#KeralaBlasters #Congratulations #GironaFC #ToyotaYarisLaligaWorld pic.twitter.com/W4VUiUm13uKerala Blasters FC (@KeralaBlasters) July 28, 2018Four minutes later, Girona skipper Alex Granell scored the third as Yhoan Many made a superb run down the left to go past Prasanth and cut one in to his unmarked skipper, who made no mistake in putting the ball behind the Kerala goalkeeper.The Kerala defence, which had a firm command on the game in the first half, was nowhere close to their best in the second. Blasters kept losing possession in the midfield that led to Girona making the counter runs and unsettling the Kerala defence at regular intervals.In the 61st minute an impressive free-kick from Blasters’ Ghanaian import Courage Pekuson almost them their first goal, but for a brilliant save by Girona’s goalkeeper.It was business as usual then as Aday Benitez’s left footer took Blasters’ defenders deflection to find the back of the net in the 73rd minute. Kerala goalkeeper could hardly do anything with the slight deflection.To add to the home team’s woes, Blasters conceded a penalty in the added time. Aleix Garcia smartly placed the ball into the bottom right corner.Eusebio: “Aquest torneig a lÍndia ens ha permès viure una experiència nova, anar agafant el punt de forma i assimilar conceptes tàctics.#GironaFC #AcceptemElRepte #OrgullGironí pic.twitter.com/Hif0Wt6CGEGirona FC (@GironaFC) July 28, 2018″Playing against a team that features in the top 3 leagues of the world is in itself a big feat. We managed to keep things pretty tight in the first half, the final score line definitely doesn’t suggest the same but I think we looked a much improved side today from the first match,” Blasters coach David James said.Blasters were drubbed 6-0 by A-League side Melbourne City FC in the tournament opener.”There are a lot of positives that we take from this tournament, we have a long preseason coming up ahead of us and with some fantastic young players in the squad I think we will be a force to reckon with once the ISL season begins,” added James.Eusebio Sacritsan, manager of Girona FC, who stunned Real Madrid in the last season, said, “I am happy with the way we have kick started our pre-season, we focused on the technical aspects and have been training hard from the past three weeks.”This tournament was a learning experience for us as we got to play in a completely different weather from what we usually play, the crowd was fantastic and I would like to congratulate all the people who turned out for our matches.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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Barca avoid Copa del Rey expulsion despite Levante complaint

first_imgA judge has declared Barcelona eligible to continue in the Copa del Rey after Levante’s complaint over an ineligible player was deemed to have been filed too late. Levante initially filed a complaint on Friday over Barca defender Chumi, who played in the first leg of the clubs’ last-16 tie last Thursday. The game, which Levante won 2-1, featured the defender, who was set to serve a suspension with Barcelona B the following weekend. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Because of Chumi’s participation in the match, Levante argued that Barcelona should have been disqualified from the tournament due to fielding an ineligible player .Judge Carmen Perez, however, declared Levante’s complaint to be filed too late on Friday, after Barca defeated the Valencia-based side 3-0 in the return leg on Thursday to advance to the competition’s last eight. “The sole judge of Competition, Carmen Perez, considers in accordance with the regulations in effect in the RFEF that the complaint presented by Levante UD at 9:33 am on this Friday has been received outside the established deadline,” a statement from the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) read on Friday.”Once the complaint and the corresponding allegations have been studied, the single judge of Competition has decided to maintain the result of the tie and keep FC Barcelona in the draw for the quarter-finals of this afternoon for the reasons previously stated.”That draw took place on Friday, and Barcelona were paired with Sevilla in a rematch of last season’s final.Elsewhere Real Madrid will take on Girona, who knocked out Atletico Madrid in the last 16, Valencia will face Getafe and Real Betis were drawn against Espanyol.Barcelona are looking to win the competition for the fifth consecutive season.Full quarter-final draw (ties to take place over two legs) Real Madrid vs GironaGetafe vs ValenciaSevilla vs BarcelonaEspanyol vs Real Betis​last_img read more

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2020 Pro-Style QB Ken Seals Announces Commitment

first_imgA general view of Vanderbilt's football field.NASHVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Ole Miss Rebels at Vanderbilt Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)One of the top pro-style quarterbacks in the 2020 class has announced his commitment.Ken Seals, a pro-style quarterback in the 2020 class out of Weatherford, Texas, has committed to Vanderbilt.The three-style QB confirmed his commitment to Chad Bishop.“It’s my honor to be invited to be part of this family,” Seals said. “I’ll work everyday to live up to this privilege.”Seals, a 6-foot-3 quarterback, is ranked the No. 14 pro-style QB in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Quarterback Ken Seals (Weatherford, Texas) confirms tonight he has committed to Vanderbilt https://t.co/TiuXmmsJNk— Chad Bishop (@MrChadBishop) April 4, 2019“It’s my honor to be invited to be part of this family,” he said. “I’ll work everyday to live up to this privilege.”— Chad Bishop (@MrChadBishop) April 4, 2019Seals is a rising quarterback recruit in the 2020 class.He chose Vanderbilt over Boston College, Minnesota and N.C. State, among other programs. Georgia, North Carolina and Oklahoma had also shown interest.last_img read more

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Prime Minister Says there is Strong Confidence in Economy

first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says there is strong confidence in the economy from the business community and the rest of the country.He noted that this “unyielding strength of confidence” has been reflected in the latest Business and Consumer Confidence Indices, which show that “business confidence remains firmly entrenched above the crucial 100-point mark.”The Prime Minister was speaking at the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union’s Triennial General Assembly, at Wolmer’s High School for Boys in Kingston, on July 15.Mr. Holness informed that further confidence in the economy has been reflected in the number of loans made to the private sector and other individuals from financial institutions.“Overall, the loans to the private sector have increased by over 30 per cent at February 2017 versus February 2016. People are borrowing to invest and the banks are lending for investments again. There is a shift happening from consumer to investment lending,” he said.The Prime Minister added that loans to the manufacturing sector increased by 22 per cent, loans to the construction and land development sector increased by 15 per cent and loans to the tourism sector accelerated by 31 per cent.“This is good. This shows that the engine of our economy is starting to turn. Business people are willing to take risks again and banks are willing to lend again…this is a sign that the economy is cranking up again,” noted Mr. Holness.He also informed that approximately 22,000 more persons were employed at the end of January 2017 when compared to the end of January 2016. This has resulted in an increase in the employment rate from 12.7 per cent to 13.3 per cent.Meanwhile, the Prime Minister indicated that more skilled Jamaicans are needed for certain areas where Chinese investments are present within the country and require these labourers to be trained, certified and disciplined.Mr. Holness informed that through dialogue with the Chinese, a training component must be added to future development plans, which will see the HEART Trust/NTA certifying local workers whether in “technology or new practices.” Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says there is strong confidence in the economy from the business community and the rest of the country. Story Highlights The Prime Minister added that loans to the manufacturing sector increased by 22 per cent, loans to the construction and land development sector increased by 15 per cent and loans to the tourism sector accelerated by 31 per cent. He noted that this “unyielding strength of confidence” has been reflected in the latest Business and Consumer Confidence Indices, which show that “business confidence remains firmly entrenched above the crucial 100-point mark.” last_img read more

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Grants Growing School Gardens

first_imgStudents are learning first hand the challenges and benefits of growing food locally through school garden projects funded by the province. A one-time grant of $500 per school is available from the Department of Agriculture’s school garden project to build and maintain a garden. The grant can also be used for teaching materials and soil testing fees. “School gardens help students link the food on their plates with a local farmer and build ties with their communities,” said Agriculture Minister John MacDonell. “This program is helping students understand and appreciate the important relationship among agriculture, food and healthy living.” Last year, 35 schools took advantage of provincial grants to develop a garden. Lyn Sutherland, a teacher at Wallace Consolidated Elementary School, used the grant to help her Grade 2 and 3 students understand and value the role of agriculture in our lives. “A school garden offers many valuable teaching opportunities and fits the curriculum,” said Ms. Sutherland. “It was an invaluable experience for the students that were involved, as well as for me. My students have benefitted by learning and enjoying a valuable and sustainable life skill.” Ms. Sutherland’s students harvested peas, beans, cucumbers, tomatoes and carrots and used them for healthy recess snacks. “Lessons learned in the garden can have long-lasting effects on student well-being,” said Brendon MacGillivray, principal of Beaver Bank-Kinsac Elementary School. “Our school’s garden helped strengthen a sense of citizenship and respect for the community that will hopefully carry on through the students’ lives.” The amount available through the school garden project is $20,000 and is to be distributed proportionally across school board regions. Applications are now being accepted. More information about the project and a school garden resource guide are available at www.gov.ns.ca/agri/agaware .last_img read more

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Morgan Stanley: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

NEW YORK (AP) _ Morgan Stanley (MS) on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $2.43 billion.The New York-based company said it had earnings of $1.39 per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, were $1.33 per share.The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.17 per share.The investment bank posted revenue of $13.56 billion in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $10.29 billion, also surpassing Street forecasts.Morgan Stanley shares have climbed 18 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has risen 16 per cent. The stock has declined 12 per cent in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on MS at https://www.zacks.com/ap/MSThe Associated Press read more

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Edmonton Eskimos victorious over Hamilton TigerCats

The Edmonton Eskimos took down the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 29-26, Saturday night at Tim Hortons Field.Derel Walker managed two touchdowns in the victory, as the Esks jumped back into the win column.A scary scene on the field when Ticats defensive back Derrius Brooks left the game on a stretcher for “precautionary reasons” in the third quarter after he collided with one of his own teammates.A tweet by the Ticats later confirmed that Brooks’ tests came back negative and he would be released from hospital.The Ticats are hoping to turn things around next week when they host the Montreal Alouettes.The Eskimos will do their best to maintain their winning ways when they face off against the Toronto Argonauts. read more

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Award winner urges students to be each others champions

“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”When Christopher Ventura first heard the inspiring words by American writer Tom Peters, he was deeply moved by the message.He embraced the notion — along with his own mantra of Building Better Badgers — and applied it during his time at Brock, where he worked at becoming a true leader in the University community.Ventura’s efforts did not go unnoticed. The Master’s of Education student was awarded the graduate student Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock Award during the Faculty of Education Convocation on Tuesday. The Faculty’s undergraduate student Spirit of Brock Award was also presented Tuesday to Alyssa Berardocco.Alyssa Berardocco was presented with a Spirit of Brock award for the Faculty of Education by Mario De Divitiis of Brock’s Board of Trustees.The award is given to students who demonstrate leadership, innovation, courage, inspiration and community involvement.During his time at Brock, Ventura served as Director of the Graduate Students’ Association, representing graduate students on Senate, and worked as the Brock University Students’ Union clubs manager, which included the responsibility of acting as Brock’s co-ordinator for the World University Service of Canada Student Refugee Program.Through the program, Ventura assisted in resettling refugees who travelled to Canada in search of higher education.Working with newcomers to Canada was an eye-opening experience for the Port Colborne native, who cherished the time he was able to spend with the new students.“It changes your perspective to see what it’s like for a student who was born in a refugee camp, who grew up in abject poverty and who didn’t have a home to go to. To see them come to Brock, to be a part of our campus and have the opportunity to get a world-class education is amazing,” he said. “I’m so proud of our institution for opening its arms and really trying to make a difference in people’s lives.”Ventura’s biggest piece of advice to incoming students was to find and follow their passions.If a club suiting their interests doesn’t exist on campus, they should create it, he said.“Find a way to make it happen.”He urged students to support one another and to push each other to become leaders in the community.“Being someone’s first follower, their champion, is sometimes the little push they need,” he said. “They want to know someone believes in them.”Community involvement was also a key part of Berardocco’s Brock experience.The Hamilton resident has achieved a reputation for excellence during her time at the University, where she has served in numerous roles in community outreach, marketing, service-learning and student leadership.She received the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society Award of Merit for contributing some 4,000 volunteer hours during her four years, while maintaining an average of above 80 per cent.Berardocco also served as President of the Concurrent Education Student Association, a Faculty of Education councillor, on the Brock University Students’ Administrative Council, Brock University Students’ Union and Co-Chair of the Hamilton Campus Teacher Candidate Council.CONVOCATION SPEAKERSKamini Jaipal-Jamani, the Faculty of Education recipient for the Excellence in Teaching award addresses the crowd at Tuesday’s Convocation ceremony.Delivering the Convocation address Tuesday morning was Kamini Jaipal-Jamani, the Faculty of Education recipient for the Excellence in Teaching award.Jamani told the graduands she follows Albert Einstein’s belief that “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”“I hope your experiences in the Brock Faculty of Education engage your imagination and emotions so that you can go forth and inspire others to experience joy and wonder in knowledge and learning,” she said.The afternoon address was delivered by Coral Mitchell, Professor in the Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Education.Mitchell said she was the first person in her family to attend university, and it changed her life.“The first lesson I learned, to my surprise, was that I didn’t know everything there was to know,” she said. “I was presented with ideas I had never thought of and possibilities I had never dreamed about.”She said she teaches her students the concept of GINTOT, an acronym for “gee, I never thought of that.”“A GINTOT is a new piece of information that opens your mind and expands your horizons,” she said. “Not just of what you know, but of what questions you think are possible to ask. I encourage you to continue learning, to seek new GINTOTs and to be continually amazed.”See video of Tuesday’s two Spring Convocation ceremonies below:Tuesday, June 6, 10 a.m. — Faculty of EducationTuesday, June 6, 2:30 p.m. — Faculty of Education read more

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Commentary Focus on winning Big Ten championship appearance will follow

Led by the ground attack and saved by one timely miracle, Ohio State virtually controls its own destiny in the Leaders division after an upset-victory over No. 12 Wisconsin. With two losses in the Big Ten, and a game against Penn State down the road, OSU just completed its biggest obstacle on the road to a conference title. If the Buckeyes win out, and Penn State loses another game in addition to its meeting with OSU, the Scarlet and Gray will represent the Leaders division in the first Big Ten championship game. The electric atmosphere with sub-40 degree weather brought much needed life to Ohio Stadium to lift the Buckeyes over Wisconsin on homecoming night. In his second game back this season after a six-game suspension for various infractions, senior running back Daniel “Boom” Herron proves his value to the largely one-sided Buckeye offense. Herron was suffering from a tweaked ankle through the entire game, but was able to pick up 160 yards on the ground. Along with junior running back Jordan Hall and freshman quarterback Braxton Miller, the Buckeyes were able to pick up 268 yards on the ground. Which is nearly all the offense OSU had in the game. Miller threw for just 89 yards through the air. Forty yards coming on the game saving connection from Miller to freshman wide receiver Devin Smith. Wisconsin was not fooled by the run-oriented gameplan the Buckeyes came in with, but was not able to stop it. In OSU’s three previous Big Ten games this season, Miller only attempted 22 passes. Against Wisconsin on Saturday, Miller only attempted 12 passes, completing seven. Special teams were a roller coaster ride Saturday, highlighted by a blocked punt. In the third quarter, freshman linebacker Ryan Shazier broke through the Wisconsin line and was able to block Wisconsin’s Brad Nortman’s punt. Freshman linebacker Curtis Grant then jumped on the blocked punt on the 1-yard line that led to a touchdown from Hall. Hall proved to be an adventure returning punts for the Buckeyes. Hall fumbled twice returning punts, and lost a fumble once that led to a touchdown to keep the Badgers in the game. Later with a comeback from Wisconsin nearly completed, Hall returned the kickoff to the 48-yard line to set up the game winning touchdown pass. Hall finished the night with 9-yards on the ground and a touchdown. Miller finished the night with 99-yards on the ground and had two touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. The Buckeyes offense will be no surprise for upcoming opponents, as they will continue to run with their strengths behind the Scarlet and Gray offensive line. OSU will look for help from either Wisconsin or Nebraska to beat Penn State, and at that point, OSU controls its own destiny. OSU needs to worry about its schedule, and the blocks will fall into place for a Dec. 3 appearance in Indianapolis. read more

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Regionally…Magistrates sister executed by mistake

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedT&T mom, 44, killed, daughter critical after gunman storms Manzanilla barDecember 11, 2017In “latest news”One killed, 2 escape death in T&T shootingFebruary 14, 2018In “2 escape death in T&T shooting”Gunman shot dead during home invasion in AnnandaleJanuary 17, 2014In “Crime” Murdered, Carla QuaminaThe twin sister of magistrate Carl Quamina was murdered by a gunman who sprayed her body with bullets on Friday night.Carla Quamina, 55, of Greenwich and Sellier Street, Foster Road, Sangre Grande, was shot several times about the body in her living room and died instantly.Police said the mother of five, an employee with Sangre Grande Regional Corporation, was in the upper floor of her home and had just come out the washroom when the gunman opened fire on her.Eyewitnesses reported that some men were liming at Quamina’s home when a lone gunman approached them. Two of the men ran into the house to evade the gunman, who pursued them inside. One of the two men being pursued jumped through the window of the house and hid outside, while the other hid behind a wardrobe.However, Quamina, unaware of what was happening, walked into her living room and the gunman, assuming it was the men he was pursuing, opened fire. The gunman then walked down the staircase, out the yard and disappeared along Sellier Street.Police officers led by ASP Marion Robain and officers of Eastern Division Task Force responded and cordoned off the crime scene area. Homicide Region 2 officers, led by Cpl Seecharan and including PCs Ali and Andrew, processed the scene and recovered 11 9mm shells inside the house.District Medical Officer Dr Belgrave viewed the body and ordered its removal to Sangre Grande mortuary, from where it will be taken to Forensic Sciences Centre, St James, for a post-mortem tomorrow. (TT Guardian) read more

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Understaffing a critical component to incorrect administering of drugs

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDeaths of children at GPHC…Guyana Medical Council concludes probe into doctors’ conductMay 12, 2019In “Health”Deaths of 3 children at GPHC: 6 months after, Medical Council still to decide on fate of doctorsJuly 9, 2019In “latest news”Shortage of staff, drugs plaguing Diamond HospitalJune 10, 2019In “Health” The medical practitioners who incorrectly administered injections to the three leukaemia juvenile patients leading to their deaths at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) in January, treated those patients without the supervision of a senior doctor at some point during treatments.This is according to the Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) of Guyana, Dr Karen Gordon-Campbell, who recently told the media that the scenario put together from the investigations revealed that the lack of staffing at the hospital resulted in their actions.“The few persons that were available [were] stretching themselves between clinic, Accident and Emergency, ward rounds. Administration of the chemotherapy lead to the administration of the chemotherapy being done without the senior person being present at all times. And that I think, was part of the problem, lack of staff at the time.”Dr Gordon-Campbell explained that in understanding that persons were being pulled “here, there and everywhere,” the three medical practitioners in question, wrote their treatment without checking on the standard operating procedures.“A doctor administered it…but not the senior doctor. Ideally, you’d want to have a senior person at least in the room observing, ideally, or at least assure that the person that was administering was doing what they should do,” she said.Meanwhile, GPHC’s Director of Medical and Professional Services, Dr Fawcett Jeffrey, stated when any doctor is about to treat a patient there are protocols in place that need to and must be followed.“There are roadmaps that you need to follow when you are going to administer any form of medical attention to a patient. What happened that these roadmaps and protocols were not followed exactly as they should be. That is the reason why we ended up [with] the complications.”Lessons learntDr Jeffrey noted that while it is unfortunate that there had to be incidents such as these where the three children lost their lives, the GPHC has learnt that supervision of junior staff is critical in all departments.“It is very important for our staff to be better supervised, juniors by seniors, and that they stick to standard protocols for the management of all pathology within the institution. Not only the management or the use of chemotherapeutic drugs, but any protocol, even if you are going to do a surgical procedure, if you are going to do any form of management, protocols are there and they are there to be followed. It was unfortunate in this case; the protocols were not followed.”LawsuitThe family of Sharezer Mendonca, 6, who is one of three children that died after receiving pre-chemotherapy treatment at the hospital in January, plans to sue the institution for wrongful death. read more

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Protesters hurl cans of Pepsi at police during US May Day riots

first_img By AFP May 2nd 2017, 11:11 AM The election of Donald Trump is a challenge to all of us, whether we will stand up and speak up for our values, said Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat.Labour groups representing labourers, hospital and home nursing care workers, food workers, teachers and others, called for a higher minimum wage.Abortion rights supporters held up signs in support of Planned Parenthood, a non-profit health provider that Republicans and the Trump administration are seeking to defund.Police reform and racial justice groups criticised the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown, including unsuccessful attempts to ban refugees and immigrants from certain Muslim-majority countries.“We have to come together and we have to stop this guy. He is not the king of the United States,” said Oscar Cruz, 58, describing himself as a Mexican immigrant who has lived in the United States for 28 years.President Trump has ordered more aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, speeded-up deportations, and ultimately wants to erect a wall along the US-Mexico border.“It’s criminalisation of our communities — black, Latino, Asian, Arab — that is the problem. That is what we’re organising against,” said Barbara Ransby, a professor at the University of Illinois.© – AFP 2017Read: A Ja Rule-organised festival promised music and models on the beach, instead it turned into chaos > Protesters hurl cans of Pepsi at police during US May Day riots There were violent scenes in many US states. Police in Portland. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/3368678 center_img POLICE IN THE US city of Portland declared a riot yesterday after “anarchists” threw rocks, smoke bombs and cans of Pepsi at officers in during a May Day rally.At least three people were arrested over the march. Several businesses in Portland’s downtown area were also vandalised by groups of people wearing black masks who were seen breaking storefront windows, throwing incendiary devices and attacking a police vehicle.The violence prompted authorities to cancel the permit for the march and warn that anyone remaining on the streets risked being arrested. People were advised to stay away from the area.“Due to actions of anarchists in #MayDayPDX march, permit was cancelled. Law-abiding participants asked to use sidewalks and leave the area,” the Portland police said in a tweet.“If you do not need to come to Downtown Portland, please stay away. #MayDayPDX is now considered a riot.”The rally had kicked off with speakers denouncing the recent crackdown by President Donald Trump’s administration on undocumented immigrants and discussing workers’ rights.But as the crowd marched in the downtown area, police said “anarchists” disrupted the march.In a nod to a failed ad campaign by Pepsi featuring supermodel Kendall Jenner walking through a street protest and handing a can of Pepsi to a police officer, some Portland marchers threw cans of Pepsi at police.Thousands march in citiesIn major cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, thousands took to the streets downtown to protest against Trump’s policies.New York’s initially peaceful demonstration of some 4,000 participants grew tense in the evening as protesters clashed with Trump supporters, some of them brandishing placards featuring the president’s slogan “Make America great Again.”Black-clad anti-Trump supporters, their faces uncovered but carrying anarchist black flags, also entered the scene. Image: Dave Killen Tuesday 2 May 2017, 11:11 AM 11,788 Views 33 Comments Police move in to quell Portland riot. Source: Dave Killen/PASeveral dozen police officers quickly arrived to separate the two groups and prevent violence. The protest began to disperse after sunset.More than 100 groups joined the march in Los Angeles.Police said at least one person was arrested after masked protesters threw rocks at supporters of Trump holding a rally in the downtown area. The protesters also burned an American flag.Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti addressed the crowd at one point, vowing that the city would push back against Trump’s policies and protect its large immigrant community.“As long as I am mayor, the LAPD will never be a deportation force,” he added. “They will be your police officers.”Marchers in Chicago, the de facto capital of the US Midwest, represented a wide variety of causes, including activists for immigrant rights and the environment, labour unions demanding a higher minimum wage, and supporters of reproductive rights.RalliesThere were colourful rallies before and after the two-mile march, with attendees carrying American and Mexican flags, the rainbow flag representing gay rights, and signs such as “Stop the Trump Agenda.” Police in Portland. Image: Dave Killenlast_img read more

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Aguero aiming to continue fine run against Reds

first_imgSergio Aguero will be aiming to continue his goalscoring run against Liverpool he set last season.Aguero became the first player to score in all six home league meetings with the Reds with his goal in the 5-0 Etihad victory.Another goal on Thursday evening will make it seven on the bounce, however, the Argentine player is yet to score at“I’m not the type of guy who keeps a tally of that kind of thing,” said Kun via the club’s website”.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Of course, I want to score as much as I can to help the team win, and if that’s the way it panned out against Liverpool so far, then I hope I can keep the streak going at the Etihad in this meeting – and dispel it when we next face them at Anfield.“Football always gives a chance to even the score.”City go into Thursday’s clash seven points adrift of the league leaders, but Aguero isn’t surprised by Liverpool’s form this campaign.last_img read more

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Solskjaer wary of Liverpools threat as he seeks Fergies support

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer has opened the door to Sir Alex Ferguson to give Manchester United’s team talk before they face bitter rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.Solskjaer who understands the magnitude and importance of the clash wants his team to have a grasp of what it means to the fans.And the interim manager believes Fergie is the right man for the job despite admitting they cannot be caught up in the emotion of the occasion.🤣During the press conference this morning, Ole Gunnar Solskjær joked that Sir Alex Ferguson will take the Manchester United team talk against Liverpool!😬Who would like to see this happen?! #MUFC #MUNLIV pic.twitter.com/GEcmShOqPu— Betfred (@Betfred) February 22, 2019“He would be welcome to have his talk to the players because we know how much it means for him to overtake Liverpool,’ said Solskjaer of his former manager who took such delight in ‘knocking Liverpool off their f***ing perch’ during his 26 years at Old Trafford.“I played in a few of these myself and know the magnitude of it for the fans and everyone who works here. He told the Daily Mail.“The staff there have been making comments that this is the big one, then it’s our job to be focusing and channelling all that energy into performance mode when we start the game on Sunday.“It’s not about emotions. I understand emotion can be brought into it but we have to stay focused and controlled with some fight in us as well.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Solskjaer went to explain the need to win the game in what could be pivotal to securing a Champions League spot“For them, it’s a big game, we want to be in the top four and we’re playing Liverpool. We know how big that game is for Manchester United, the staff and supporters.“We’re just looking forward to another challenge for this team. We want to build this team to be worthy of Manchester United’s history.”Asked if he would prefer Tottenham to win what he sees a three-horse title race, a smiling Solskjaer replied: ‘Maybe!’”Whoever we play against, we want to win the game.”The Reds are well aware of the threat #MUFC will pose but head to Old Trafford with designs only on bringing the three points back to Anfield, @MoSalah insists…https://t.co/htDH5OILxV— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 22, 2019Solskjaer believes the clash with their arch-rivals will be somewhat similar to the PSG tie. He, however, feels his players are ready to show they have learned from that experience.“We have to perform better than we did against PSG because it’s a big game and a big team,’ he said. ‘Suddenly we’re not underdogs anymore.“We know we’re in for a very tough game. Liverpool have been fantastic and will know to come to Old Trafford it should be a difficult one. They pay us respect and we’ll pay them respect.”last_img read more

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Board Aye to Yukon pinks fishery

first_imgThe Alaska Board of Fisheries finished its consideration of proposals from the Kuskokwim, Yukon and Norton Sound regions on Saturday.Download AudioPink salmon. U.S. Fish and Wildlife image.For the Yukon, the Board rejected a proposal to allow purse seining for summer chum salmon.But the board unanimously supported a proposal laying the groundwork for a new pink salmon directed commercial fishery on the Yukon.The pink run comes in strong on the Yukon in even-numbered years, and Board Vice Chairman John Jensen noted that managers should have plenty of flexibility to avoid king salmon in the early part of the pink season, or fall chum in the later part of the pink run.“This might only be a week or two-week fishery, just to provide for the fishery and also to miss the other fish that might be intercepted that they don’t want to intercept.”The pink salmon commercial fishery will only be allowed in District 1, and fishermen earlier told the board that the bycatch of king salmon should be minimal because pinks move in much shallower water than kings.The Board also approved a controversial proposal aiming to reduce the pike population near Huslia. As originally written, the proposal would allow fishermen to set their nets all the way across Racetrack Slough [slew] and sloughs off of the Huslia River, in an effort to catch large numbers of pike when the fish are moving from lakes to the Koyukuk River.last_img read more

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Train services on Delhi Metros Magenta Line disrupted

first_imgNew Delhi: Train services on the Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line were disrupted due to a technical issue on Sunday morning, leading to a single line train movement between R K Puram and Kalkaji, the DMRC said. According to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), train services are temporarily being run between two loops – Janakpuri West and R K Puram metro stations, and Botanical Garden and Kalkaji metro stations. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us “Due to a technical issue, train services will be run in following loops temporarily: 1)Between Janakpuri West & R K Puram 2) Between Botanical Garden & Kalkaji “There is single line train movement between R K Puram & Kalkaji temporarily (sic), DMRC tweeted. Magenta Line UpdateDue to a technical issue, train services will be run in following loops temporarily:1) Between Janakpuri West & R K Puram2) Between Botanical Garden & KalkajiThere is single line train movement between R K Puram & Kalkaji temporarily.— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) July 14, 2019last_img read more

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Karimnagar tops in Operation Muskaan

first_imgKarimnagar: Child labour is very common and a major concern in the country. In Karimnagar district also, one can see children working in brick kilns, hotels, houses, shops in Karimnagar district.The Central government had promulgated Child Labour Act to prevent using children as labourers. According to this Act, anyone who engages children below the age of 14 years, will be imprisoned between six months to two years or a fine of Rs 20,000 to Rs 50,000 or both. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us But many people in the district are not afraid of the Act and continue engage children for their work. The district officials concerned never cared to take any action despite several complaints of child labour in several areas. Moreover, they declared that there are no child labourers in the district. But the statistics tells that many children were rescued every year through Operation Smile and Operation Muskaan. The Ministry of Home Affairs had launched Operation Smile to rescue and rehabilitate missing children. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us Taking cue from Operation Smile, the Telangana government launched ‘Operation Muskaan’ in 2015 to trace missing children, children involved in bonded labour, begging and those who were trafficked. The rescued children will be handed over to their parents. From 2015, the State government in association with Child Welfare Department, Child Welfare Committee, Labour and Health departments, Child Protection Unit and NGOs conducting ‘Operation Smile’ from January 1 to 31 and ‘Operation Muskaan’ from July 1 to 30 every year. Advertise With Us Karimnagar district bagged first place in the country by saving more children compared to other districts. The district officials have rescued 472 children in 2015 and about 1,965 children in 2016, 486 children in 2017 and 311 children were rescued in 2018. As many as 141 children were rescued during Operation Smile, conducted from January 1 to 31, 2019. The officials urged the people to call tollfree number 1098 if they find any children working at various locations. The district child welfare department will rescue these children and will send them to State Children’s Home run by the government and will provide education. If they children have parents, they will collect the details from the child and will give counselling to their parents. A faculty of Social Work, Ganjirala Sridhar said a law to prevent child labour was enacted in 1986. As per this law, anyone employs children below the age of 14 years for work at hazardous places will be punished along with imposing penalty. ‘And as per Right to Education Act, children aged below 14 years should be sent to school and those who are dropped from the schools for some reason and found outside working should be rescued and must be admitted into school. But the education department is not implementing the right properly and Badi Bata programme is being conducted formally only to show the authorities without seriousness’ There is a need to start massive movement against child labour, forced labour and all forms of exploitation of children along with the implementation of Child Labour Act effectively across the district, he added. District Child Rights and Protection Officer Parveen said that to convert Karimnagar into a Child Labour-free district, with the permission of District Collector Sarfaraz Ahmed, a rescue programme has been conducted from June 1 to 30 in coordination with Bachpan Bachao Organisation, police and child welfare department and lodged cases against two persons, who deployed children for work. A survey is also being conducted with a private organisation to collect the details of children, aged below 14 years. The survey was completed in Jagtial and Peddapalli districts and is in halfway stage in Karimnagar and Rajanna Sircilla districts. Once the survey is completed, the district will be announced as Child Labour-free district, she added. Meanwhile, the police along with the officials of departments concerned have rescued as many as 41 children during the ongoing Operation Muskaan, held till July 15 under Karimnagar Police Commissionerate from various places.last_img read more

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4 Lakh gram volunteers to provide services Pilli Subhash

first_imgKakinada: Deputy Chief Minister and Revenue Minister Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose said that 4 lakh gram volunteers appointed to provide services to each of 50 families in the State and they will discharge duties from August 15, the Independence Day onwards. Addressing the two-day training programme of mandal-level gram volunteer trainees at ZP Meeting Hall here on Friday, the Minister said these volunteers will act as representatives of the government at lower-level for coordinating various governmental programmes with public. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us The Minister said these volunteers will extend the benefits of government to all eligible beneficiaries irrespective of caste, religion or political affiliations. The Minister also said the duties of gram volunteers will be monitored by the Chief Minister’s office directly and any erring volunteer will be removed from duties immediately. Subhash Chandra Bose also said that efforts are being made to provide housesites by Ugadi, the Telugu New Year, to 25 lakh homeless poor in the State. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us District Collector D Muralidhar Reddy said that establishment of Gram Sachivalayas was a historical decision which would fulfil the requirements of the 73rd constitutional amendment on rural development. The Minister also said 24, 578 gram volunteers have been selected in East Godavari and they will be given orientation-classes at Mandal level from August 5-10 by the trainers. East Godavari CEO M Jyothi said that master trainers will be given two-day training at district level, who in turn give training to volunteers at mandal-level. Rajakumari, JC2, SV Nageswara Naik, DPO and others participated in the programme.last_img read more

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