10 days agoMan Utd academy chief Parry explains loan club selection

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd academy chief Parry explains loan club selectionby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United academy player performance manager Les Parry admits they’re careful with the clubs they select for their loan players.Parry has discussed the process that United staff members go through before deciding upon a destination.He said: “We draw up a player’s needs before we start the process.”I’m not kidding that we tick every box, because we can’t, but there have been a few clubs for one or two players, that we didn’t think were suitable.”On the face of it, it might look a good move, but we didn’t think it was, for one reason or another, so we looked elsewhere.” last_img read more

Rio Tinto closely watching industry impact of US sanctions on Russian rival

first_imgMONTREAL – The head of Rio Tinto’s aluminum division said Tuesday he is closely watching the industry impact of U.S. sanctions on its Russian rival, Rusal, one of the world’s largest aluminum suppliers.The United States Treasury Department on Friday announced sanctions against seven leading Russian businessmen, 17 officials and a dozen Russian companies, including the aluminum giant. Rusal shares have dropped by more than half since the sanctions were announced, and the company has warned it may technically default.“It’s a bit early yet to speculate on exactly how this is going to work out and what impact it’s going to have on the whole industry,” Rio Tinto aluminum chief executive Alf Barrios said in an interview.“What is clear is that Rusal is a significant supplier of aluminum to the world and clearly we’ll have to evaluate this in detail and understand exactly how we’re going to manage our business.”Industry observers believe London-based mining giant Rio Tinto is among the main beneficiaries from actions taken Friday as part of the U.S. administration’s attempt to punish Russia for actions including activities in Syria, Ukraine and Crimea.Global aluminum prices have risen as the sanctions have fuelled concerns over supply.The sanctions against Russia come as the U.S. is also escalating a trade war with China, partially by imposing aluminum tariffs on the Asian superpower and a host of other countries, from which Canada is temporarily exempt.Barrios said he expects “common sense” will prevail when it comes to Canada’s current exemption from American tariffs on the metal.Donald Trump announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports last month using the so-called “Section 232” of U.S. trade laws that allows the U.S. president to restrict imports and impose unlimited tariffs if a Commerce Department investigation finds a national security threat.He gave temporary exemptions to Canada, Mexico, Australia, Argentina, South Korea, Brazil, and the member countries of the EU and suggested that a final decision on tariffs against its North American neighbours could be dependent on successful NAFTA talks. The steel and aluminum tariff exemption for Canada that is set to expire April 30.The deadline happens to coincide with a timeline suggested as the deadline for finalizing a new NAFTA this year. Negotiators are reportedly close to hammering out a deal.He said a U.S. decision to include Canada in the tariff would not be appropriate because Canada is considered part of the North American defence manufacturing base and supply chains are closely intertwined.“We continue to be confident that at the end common sense will prevail but what’s important for us is to work closely with the governments and the customers to ensure that we continue to maintain the highly efficient, highly-integrated supply chain between the two countries.”Barrios said it’s too early to determine the global impact of 10 per cent aluminum tariffs applied against many countries, but added that the best thing for American aluminum consumers is to have access to high quality, low carbon aluminum produced in Canada using clean hydro power.He believes the Canadian government’s steps to crack down on companies that try to ship cheap foreign steel and aluminum through the domestic market was well-received by the U.S. administration, industry and customers.Earlier Tuesday, Rio Tinto became the first company in the world to receive Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certification for its environmental, social and governance practices at its smelters in Quebec and Australian bauxite mine.Although he doesn’t expect Rio Tinto’s aluminum will immediately secure a pricing premium, Barrios said it will give a competitive advantage to its Quebec assets from customers who he said will increasingly demand the certification.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.last_img read more

BC Coroners Service releases updated data on illicit drug overdoses for March

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Coroners Service has released reports looking at illicit drug overdose deaths and fentanyl-detected deaths for March 2019.According to the report, in March there were 104 suspected drug overdose deaths from across the Province.Within the Northeast, so far this year, there have been five reported drug overdose deaths. When it comes to fentanyl-detected deaths, across the Province there were 82 deaths in March.Within Northeastern B.C., during the month of March, there were five reported fentanyl-detected deaths.According to the Coroners Service, the report excludes deaths if the fentanyl was known to be prescribed or the death was suspected to be due to intentional self-harm.The BCCS says the data was compiled to better understand overall illicit drug overdose trends in B.C. and to inform other agencies’ public safety strategies in a timely manner.Since the 2019 data reported is for only up until March 31, data should be interpreted with caution and is subject to change as investigations conclude.For more information on these reports, you can visit the Government of B.C.’s website.last_img read more

A lot at stake for BJP in first phase LS polls

first_imgNew Delhi: As voters cast their ballot in the first phase of Lok Sabha polls for 91 seats across 18 states and two union territories, it is the Bharatiya Janata Party that has a lot at stake. It had won 32 of these seats in 2014. The Congress fared poorly in the last parliamentary elections and could win only seven of these 91 seats. Five of its seats came from the North-East where the BJP has considerably consolidated its position in the last five years. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The battle is tough for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, where it had won all the eight seats that have to the polls today. This time, the party faces challenge from the coalition of Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal. Analysts say it will be difficult for the BJP to repeat its 2014 performance. In Uttarakhand, where BJP had won all the five seats in 2014, the party faces strong candidates from Congress, including former Chief Minister Harish Rawat and Manish Khanduri, son of former Union Minister Major General B.C. Khanduri. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The “nationalism” narrative of the BJP seems to be a strong factor in the hills which has a large population of ex-servicemen and those serving in the uniformed forces. The BJP faces a stronger challenge in Assam with its stand on the Citizenship Amendment Bill which has been opposed by its allies. The Asom Gana Parishad, its ally in Assam, is opposed to the Bill which finds a mention in the BJP manifesto. In Bihar, BJP had won three of the four seats going to the polls and is now contesting one. The BJP and its ally Shiv Sena had in 2014 won all the seven seats going to polls in the first phase in Maharashtra, but the BJP later lost one seat. The first phase election will decide the fate of six Union Ministers — Nitin Gadkari (Nagpur), Hansraj Ahir (Chandrapur), General V.K. Singh (Ghaziabad), Mahesh Sharma (Gautam Buddha Nagar), Satyapal Singh (Baghpat) and Kiren Rijiju (Arunachal West). As it tries to retain its seats, BJP will also be seeking to gain in two seats each in West Bengal, Manipur and Tripura. The Congress is hopeful of scaling up its numbers from seven particular from Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Assam and Uttarakhand. The BJP and Congress are not seen as major players in Andhra Pradesh, which is undergoing both Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. BJP spokesperson Bizay Sonkar Shastri said the party will improve its performance compared to the last Lok Sabha polls. “Nationalism is a factor. The people continue to have faith in Modiji. Various government programmes have taken off, making an impact among communities seen to be loyal to other parties,” Shastri told IANS. He said there was “a visible wave” last time but this time it “is an inner current”. Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha said the party will do “much better than last time.” Prominent leaders whose fate will be decided in the first phase are Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter K. Kavitha (Nizamabad), Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi’s son Gaurav Gogoi (Kalibor), Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan’s son Chirag Paswan (Jamui) and AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi (Hyderabad). In Tura, former Union Minister Agatha Sangma is fighting former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma of Congress.last_img read more

Ghaziabad man shot at in broad day light

first_imgGhaziabad: A 19-year-old, son of a plastic scrap trader, was allegedly shot in broad daylight by unidentified bike borne assailants in Vijay Nagar area of Ghaziabad on Friday. Victim’s kin alleged a group of people in their neighbouring area have committed the crime in order to take revenge.According to police, the incident occurred around 2:30 pm at a flyover near Vijay Nagar by pass. The victim identified as Salman, a native of Haj house colony in Hindon Vihar area of Ghaziabad, was returning from Chaar Moorti roundabout in Greater Noida when the incident took place. Shabban, victim’s father told Millennium Post that few passerby took Salman to nearby MMG hospital by an OLA cab. “I was informed by one of the eyewitnesses who also took Salman to the hospital. They told me that they had made several calls to police helpline number but the help was not received so they took him to hospital by an OLA cab. The assailants might have tried to kill him but the bullet has hit his thigh. Also his belongings are missing which include three gold rings, a watch and cash,” said Shabban. He further alleged some people living in neighbouring area to have committed the crime in order to take revenge. “Around fifteen days ago, we had scuffle with a group of people living in neighbouring area in which my another son had received critical head injuries. We reported the matter to police and both the parties were presented before the magistrate where a settlement was made. However, on Thursday evening, cops held Salman while he was going to market and also seized his motorcycle and mobile phone. Salman was released later in night and we got the motorcycle released on Friday afternoon and just a couple of hours later, we received information about Salman’s getting shot at the flyover,” added Shabban. He also alleged police to have been involved with the other party and said that the incident could have been averted if police have acted on out first complaint of fight. Meanwhile police officials said that they are waiting for the victim to gain consciousness to record his statement to lodge an FIR. “Victim’s condition is stable now while we are yet to record statement. An FIR will be registered into the case while investigations will be done covering all the possible angles” said Shyamveer Singh, Station House officer of Vijay Nagar police station.last_img read more

The Week 17 Games That Actually Matter

Tampa Bay 8-7<1 Oakland 12-316 Detroit 9-671% Green Bay 9-670 Technically four teams are alive in the NFC playoff hunt. But putting Tampa Bay aside for a moment — their path to the playoffs requires a tie and is thus hugely unlikely — the Week 17 picture is actually pretty simple. N.Y. Giants (41 percent to win) at Washington (59 percent) kicks off at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday. Washington is in with a win, as long as Green Bay (49 percent) at Detroit (51 percent) doesn’t end in a tie in the evening game. Both the Packers and Lions advance on a win, a tie or a Washington loss.So what’s Tampa Bay’s deal? The Buccaneers can make the playoffs in a tiebreaker against Washington and Green Bay, which means they need to beat Carolina, have Green Bay lose to Detroit, and have Washington tie the Giants. This isn’t quite enough, though; in order to actually win the tiebreaker they also need San Francisco to beat Seattle, Dallas to beat Philadelphia, Tennessee to beat Houston, and Indianapolis to beat Jacksonville to gain a narrow strength of victory edge over Green Bay.2Washington would get eliminated first from the tiebreak on conference record. So why, savvy fans might ask, is Tampa Bay eliminated with a Washington loss? It’s actually the Giants’ record that matters here: Green Bay beat the Giants earlier in the season, so if the Giants beat Washington instead of tying them then Green Bay’s strength of victory will be too high for Tampa Bay to catch. You can check out their path using the game selection feature in our NFL predictions. Good luck, Bucs fans!An NFC first-round bye Atlanta 10-578% Oakland is a game up here, but Kansas City has the tiebreak and the easier week 17 matchup. Relevant games are Oakland (47 percent) at Denver (53 percent) and Kansas City (75 percent) at San Diego (25 percent). The Raiders clinch with a win or a tie, Kansas City needs a win and an Oakland loss.We currently give Oakland a 60 percent chance of getting the bye, but there’s a twist. Raiders QB Derek Carr is now out for the season with a broken leg, a fact that our Elo ratings — which are based only on game results — doesn’t “know.” This may seem like a big blind spot, and in many ways it is, but it’s easy to overestimate the impact that even the top QBs can make on game probabilities.4Remember when we were wondering how the Patriots would survive their first-four Brady-less games? By Elo we have the Raiders as one-point underdogs in Denver, which is very close to the Vegas line.AFC home field advantage TEAMCHANCE Week 16 was a decisive one for the NFL, with six teams clinching playoff spots and eight getting eliminated. Many of the results that would have added chaos to the playoff race — Minnesota over Green Bay, Buffalo over Miami, Baltimore over Pittsburgh, Denver over Kansas City — fell through. This makes Week 17, unfortunately, a bit of a drag.For the last several weeks, we’ve used our NFL predictions model to generate a “playoff swing” for every game, based on how different outcomes would affect the playoff chances of every team in the league. These calculations are useful when the playoff scenarios are complicated, as they invariably are with several weeks to go in the season. But Week 17’s outcomes are a lot simpler; you don’t need to run 100,000 simulations to learn that Washington will get eliminated with a loss on Sunday.So for this final week we’ll abandon our usual format.1If you’re curious, N.Y. Giants-Washington is the biggest game of the week, with a playoff swing of 200 points spread between Washington, Detroit and Green Bay. It’s bigger than Packers-Lions because that game, unless it ends in a tie, does not affect Washington’s chances. Instead of measuring which games matter the most we’ll look which games matter at all, based on the major postseason outcomes that are still undecided.Two NFC playoff spots Dallas has already locked up a bye and home field advantage, leaving a three-team race for bye No. 2. New Orleans (24 percent) at Atlanta (76 percent), Seattle (82 percent) at San Francisco (18 percent) and the aforementioned Green Bay at Detroit are the games that matter here. Ignoring unlikely (and tedious) tie scenarios, Atlanta clinches a first-round bye if they win, or if both Seattle and Detroit lose. Seattle needs a win and an Atlanta loss, and Detroit needs a win and both of its rivals to lose.3Play around with some ties yourself on our NFL predictions page! Green Bay-Detroit is probably more likely to end in a tie than your typical game, because both teams are guaranteed to advance on a tie, which could hypothetically lead to some extremely silly and low-risk overtime strategy. TEAMCHANCE Detroit 9-62 An AFC first-round bye Washington 8-6-158 Oakland 12-360% New England 13-284% TEAMCHANCE Seattle 9-5-120 TEAMCHANCE Kansas City 11-440 AFC home field advantage is New England’s to lose. New England (65 percent) at Miami (35 percent) and Oakland at Denver are the games to watch; the Patriots clinch the top seed with a win or tie, or an Oakland loss or tie. If they lose and Oakland wins, the Raiders take the top spot on tiebreak with a 5-0 record against common opponents (Baltimore, Buffalo, Denver, Houston).Check out our latest NFL predictions. read more

Ohio States defense might be hitting its stride as season ending

The conversation about Ohio State’s defense is changing inside and outside the huddle. The Buckeyes, which limited a hapless, anemic Illinois offense to 170 yards in a 52-22 shellacking on Saturday, moved to 10-0 and one step closer to the program’s first undefeated season since 2002. And while the Illini’s own incompetence and 118th national ranking in total offense might have helped OSU’s Silver Bullets, sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier said the talk in the huddle among members of the once much-maligned defense is different than what it was before. “It just got a lot easier to talk to each other, everybody’s gonna have each other accountable for everything,” said Shazier, who was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after a 14-tackle outing Saturday. “Now when we go in the huddle, we don’t talk about ‘Don’t let the big play happen, don’t let this, don’t let that’ – we just go in there talking about ‘We need a turnover, three-and-out, get the offense the ball.’” This just might be reflective of a defense coming of age, particularly after surrendering 49 points on the road against a now 4-5 Indiana squad. Though the Buckeyes left Bloomington, Ind., with a shaky 52-49 win, first-year coach Urban Meyer approached the contest’s postgame press conference arguably as disgusted as he’d been all season. Meyer even hinted at taking a more active role in a defense that had given up 87 points in back-to-back weeks. But now? After allowing 22 and 23 points in wins against Purdue and at Penn State, respectively, Meyer said improvement on the defense’s part has been evident. “Ever since the Indiana debacle in the second half, I’ve seen pretty much four-to-six seconds,” Meyer said regarding the level of effort he’s come to expect out of the Buckeyes. “And I see a lot of hard coaching going on. And that’s what I expect out of our staff.” It’s a line Meyer’s used since he came to Columbus in Nov. 2011-4-6 seconds, he said, of relentless effort, relentless pursuit on every play of every game. By the former Florida coach’s calculations, it’s enough to win football games. OSU cornerback redshirt sophomore Bradley Roby said the defense is getting back to that pillar of Meyer’s coaching philosophy. “Since the Indiana game we had a lot of serious meetings and we had to get it done on defense, and that’s what we’ve been doing lately,” he said. Like Meyer, Roby said the game against the Hoosiers was a “wake up call.” “We were like, ‘Man, we’re way better than this.’ Ever since then we been practicing harder and playing harder and it’s been showing,” Roby said. Arguably, such progression had never been so apparent before Saturday in a game which saw OSU secure more first downs (32) than the Illini had points. In reality, OSU’s defense gave up just 14 points, considering eight of Illinois’ points came off a 77-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown late in the game’s fourth quarter. Illini junior quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase mustered just 96 yards and an interception against an OSU front-seven that harassed him from start to finish. “From what I saw he was just running around all day,” Roby said. While Scheelhaase was sacked twice, the Buckeyes’ defensive line appeared to be getting enough of a push to allow its linebackers, Shazier included, to slam the door shut on runs to the outside and entrench themselves against short, dump-off passes over the middle. “It’s pretty fun when the coaches let the team loose and let us go after the ball,” Shazier said. “I’ve been playing like this mentality for all my life, see ball, get ball.” That aggressiveness, however, might only be made possible because of a more aware defense. OSU assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator Everett Withers said players are comprehending, perhaps now more than ever, what’s happening on any given play. “The biggest deal is I think our kids in the back seven are starting to understand when we get this formation, these are the two or three things that will happen,” Withers said. “Everybody’s recognizing exactly what they need to see in that formation.” And if Illinois is any indication, it might be working. “We knew exactly what was coming before they even ran it sometimes,” Shazier said. With a bye this weekend, OSU travels to Wisconsin on Nov. 17 for its second-to-last game of the 2012 season. read more

Emre Can undergoes successful surgery

first_imgJuventus have announced that Emre Can underwent successful surgery on a thyroid problemThe 24-year-old midfielder joined the Old Lady in the summer on a free transfer from Liverpool and has since made 10 appearances in all competitions with three of those being starts.But Emre has been sidelined for Juventus’ last three games after detecting a thyroid nodule.Following further tests on the injury, manager Massimiliano Allegri admitted that Emre will have to undergo surgery on the injury.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.Now Juventus have confirmed that the operation in Frankfurt was a success, but refused to give a timeframe for a possible comeback for Emre.“The operation was carried out today in Frankfurt by Prof. Vorlaender, in the presence of Dr. Claudio Rigo and was a complete success,” read a statement on the club website.“The prognosis for the resumption of physical activity will be better assessed in the coming days.last_img read more

Cardiff boss Warnock blasts scandalous domestic loan rules

first_imgCardiff manager Neil Warnock has condemned what he believes are  Premier League loan rules which he described as “Scandalous.”Current English Premier league loan rules stipulate that clubs can only have a maximum of two players on loan from other Premier League teams, and only one from any given Premier League club.Cardiff have Bournemouth’s Harry Arter in their squad presently, meaning they can only make one more Premier League loan signing in January’s transfer window.“Heaven knows why we can only have two Premier League loans in,” Warnock told Itv, ahead of the Boxing Day clash against his former club Crystal Palace.“When you are talking about English players needing experience – our younger players for the English team – and we can’t loan more than one more player.MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Cardiff manager Neil Warnock celebrates with the fans after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Cardiff City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Warnock will coach Cardiff City for one more year Manuel R. Medina – May 15, 2019 The manager will guide the Bluebirds in the English Championship, but he will also help the team find his successor.“I’ve got Harry Arter, so I can’t take a young English striker or a young English midfield player, if I’ve got another one (on loan).“It’s scandalous, really. You can bring 10 from abroad, so who are we trying to help?“Who has invented these rules? It’s a disgrace, really, when I could be giving another good young English lad an opportunity of playing in the Premier League.” Warnock admits that the loan market will be his likely port of call as he looks at squad strengthening.“Hopefully, we can bring in one or two over the next couple of weeks to give us a little bit more choice with selection,” he added.“I would like to think I’ve got one (player) close, but you just never know.”last_img read more

Department of Youth Affairs Mentor Programme – Mentors Needed Big Brother Big

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 27, 2017 – Providenciales – Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a mentor with the Department of Youth Affairs. We have several programs that require volunteers. In our program Big Brother Big Sister, volunteers will be working as mentor to our youth, ages 11-17.   Mentoring helps young people, especially at-risk youth, succeed in school, work, and life.What makes a good mentor?Before becoming a mentor, here are a few things to understand about the role of mentoring. Most of us have had a teacher, supervisor or coach who has been a mentor to us and made a positive difference in our lives. Those people wore many hats, acting as delegators, role models, cheerleaders, policy enforcers, advocates, and friends. Mentors assume these different roles during the course of a relationship, and share some basic qualities:A sincere desire to be involved with a young personRespect for young peopleActive listening skillsEmpathyAbility to see solutions and opportunitiesFlexibilityBenefits for Young PeopleIncreased high school graduation ratesLower high school dropout ratesHealthier relationships and lifestyle choicesBetter attitude about schoolHigher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirationsEnhanced self-esteem and self-confidenceImproved behavior, both at home and at schoolStronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peersImproved interpersonal skillsPlease express your interest by emailing any of our youth officers dparker@gov.tc, nicky71422@yahoo.com  or Mr. Nixon Dickenson, Acting National Youth Director at ndickenson@gov.tc.Press Release: Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Library Services Related Items:last_img read more

Masquerading Festive Parade held on Grand Turk

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 5, 2017 – Grand Turk – The Masquerading Committee, the brainchild of Ms. Valerie Jennings and President, Mr. Valentino Selver Jr. and member express sincere thanks to all the sponsors, participants, and the entire community of Grand Turk, for making its first annual New Year’s Day Masquerading Festival Parade, held on January 1, 2018, a great success.After a sudden downpour of rain, the Masqueraders and the local ripsaw band “rushed” the streets, led by Mr. Cushy Alice/Ellis, who did an excellent job of leading the parade from the Lester Williams Park, South Back Salina to the Clock Tower, Downtown.   In tote, were the local ripsaw band, followed by participants and next by the famous “We Funk” Junkanoo band led by the man himself, the TCI king of Junkanoo, Mr. Ketch Penn.The sweet, sweet sounds of the music of both groups drew hundreds of spectators, including residents and tourists alike, who stopped to view the parade, take pictures, dance, shake and rock with the music.Other highlights of the parade were the masqueraders on bicycles – David Smith riding his bicycle doing short twists and turns; while Mr. Edgar Jennings walked his colourful bicycle displaying TCI flags along each side; and Mr. Kingsley Francis masquerading on his horse.Also among the many participants was Mrs. Doris (Dar) Williams, wife of the last oldest Masquerader and Grand Turk’s famous rip saw band, Mr. Edgar Williams (who himself unfortunately could not made it out to attend the event).   There were also a few of the community’s elderly ladies in attendance, such as Mrs. Iris Penn, Mrs. Irene Astwood, Mrs. Winifred Jennings and Mrs. Helena Williams who enjoyed telling stories about the Masses of the olden days, as they swayed to the music and enjoyed the celebration.The parade ending at the Clock Tower where there was a brief ceremony, called to order by the Vice President of the Masquerading Committee, Ms. Valerie Jennings, to thank all participants and to crown winners as follows:Senior King of Masses – Mr. Stanley SymonnetteSenior Queen of Masses – Mrs. Veronica WilliamsKing of Masses – Mr. Carl WilliamsQueen of Masses – Ms. Maria RigbyPrince of Masses – Mr. Valentino Selver Jr.Princess of Masses – Miss Valjonique SelverOther winners included:Best Masquerader Dancing with a House on the Head – Mr. Thomas (Mellie) SimmsBest Rip Saw Band (which was led by Mr. William (Brer Doggie) RobinsonBest Female Costume – Ms. Maria RigbyBest Male Costume – Mr. Carl Williams of North Back SalinaBest Masquerader on Horse Back – Mr. Kingsley FrancisBest Poorest & Original Costume – Mr. Terrence (MacGyver) TaylorThe Butterflies – representing the island of Grand TurkMasquerader Ms. Kathleen Simms – representing the island of Salt CayMasqueraders Ms. Flossie Williams and her daughter Angela – representing the settlement of Palm GroveMasquerader Mr. Greg Astwood – representing the settlement of Over BackBand Leader, Mr. Walter (Cushy) Ellis and Mr. Carl Williams – representing the settlement of North Back SalinaMasquerader Mr. Stanley (Coot) Carter and Company – representing the settlement of West Road.Masquerader Mr. Thomas (Mellie) Simms – representing the settlement of South Back Salina.Masqueraders for South Caicos and the Special Needs groups were unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.Everyone seemed to have a good time and happy to welcome back the return to Masses. Many said that they were “very impressed”, “loved it” and that it was “off to a good start”.   Mrs. Lynn Missick-James, was the first spectator to arrive at the parade and helped to provide some of the stuff for the participants with words of encouragement.   Mr. Alton Higgs, another one of TCI’s cultural legends, shouted from a passing car “Keep the culture going!”.   Another spectator, Mrs. Jane Williams from Salt Cay commended the parade in saying that it was a great way of bringing the community together.We will continue to celebrate as our ancestors did with the tattered clothing and houses on their heads and rip saw music.  We are calling on all schools, churches, civic groups, and island and settlement groups to start preparing.  Get your participants to learn from the elders in the community how to make costumes and how to dance with a house on your head.  Get ready for Masquerade Festival Parade 2019.  We promise you it will be bigger and better.May God continue to bless us all as we seek to promote, preserve and display our beautiful traditions.Special thanks to:All members of our committee and others who stepped in to help in some form and encouraged us.Mrs. Eunettie Glinton and her familyMrs. Rita GardinerMs. Danzella JenningsMs. Delphine SimonsMr. Thomas SimmsMr. Codeno MissickMs. Willis WilliamsMr. Walter EllisMr. & Mr. Edgar JenningsMrs. Tanya TaylorMrs. Tonya JamesMr. Edwin DickensonMrs. Teresa AndrewsMrs. Alice WilliamsMr. David SmithMr. Stanly Carter and companyMr. Stanley SymonetteMrs. Susan AstwoodMs. Sharon SimonsMr. Dan WilliamsMrs. Peach CaleyMr. Alexander SwannMr. Ernest ClarkeMrs. Veronica WilliamsThe Department of TourismThe Department of CultureMinistry of TourismMinistry of HealthHon. Oswald SkippingsMr. Arthur LightbourneIntercaribbean AirwaysRadio Turks & Caicos Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Press Release: Valerie Jenningslast_img read more

UCI Commercial Fishing Outlook For 2019 Season Far Better Than Last Year

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A run of approximately 6 million sockeye salmon is forecasted to return to Upper Cook Inlet in 2019, with an expected harvest by all user groups of 4 million, according to numbers released by the Department of Fish and Game on Thursday. The commercial fishery harvest in 2019 is estimated to be approximately 3 million sockeye salmon, which is 200,000 fish more than the 20-year average annual commercial sockeye salmon harvest. The run forecast for the Kenai River is approximately 3.8 million, which is 200,000 greater than the 20-year average run of 3.6 million. Brian Marston, Area Management Biologist: “The sockeye salmon forecast are slightly above average and looking far better than last year. It doesn’t mean a whole lot of difference at first in our management for this year, because we will still be in our second year for the Monday, Thursday fishing periods. The real caveat this year will be like last year which will be what happens with the Kenai River late run king salmon.”  If, during the summer, fishermen have information or questions concerning the commercial fishery, the Soldotna Division of Commercial Fisheries staff can be reached by phone at 262-9368, by fax at 262-4709, or by mail at 43961 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite B, Soldotna, 99669.last_img read more

Workarounds for Common Open Source Bugs

first_imgOpen Source CMS PLatforms are certainly no exception to the occasional tech glitch. On one hand, publishers using open source solutions have access to a vibrant online community, which makes it easy to ask questions in a forum and receive help within a few business days. But for immediate open source gratification, it’s helpful to be armed with workarounds that solve platform gripes.“If there’s a bug, we always fix it in the next release,” says WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg, “so it’s never around for more than a month or two. The most common issues aren’t ones that are bugs, but generally mistakes from users, typically when they’re trying to modify their template or CSS.” NMP (National Mortgage Professional) Media Corp. relies on Drupal’s modules and executive vice president Andrew Berman has found that common glitches are “most likely to happen in the way you create your themes. Sometimes Web editors want the themes to be a certain way, and the implemented CSS won’t allow them to do this.” But for Berman’s site, which sees “a few thousand uniques per day,” his more recent dilemma posted in the Drupal forum is how to best optimize their database (to free up server space) due to a recent traffic increase. Fixes for Common OS Issues Regardless of the glitch (or a mistake on the part of the user, as Mullenweg classifies the majority of these bugs), knowing what modules are available as well as the workaround options can’t hurt. While there are certainly a number of widely-used systems, Drupal expert Chris Free, director of Web development for Chicago-based firm Chromatic, which works on sites including The Great Political Debate, and Louis Landry, development coordinator at Joomla, offer ideas on how to get solve common open source complaints. While experts confirm that glitches within Drupal, Joomla and WordPress—and the majority of OS systems—are generally remedied in a few months’ time, here are some quick fixes for the time being:Optimizing Servers. With Joomla, the most common problem publishers have is that their servers are not set up optimally, says Landry. As a result, there are problems installing extensions and “doing other things that require proper handling of file ownership,” he says. He recommends that servers have suPHP, fcgi, PHPSuExec, or an equivalent. More importantly, the Joomla Extensions Directory can modify the limitations in the current version of the platform. Caching. “We constantly hear from our clients that things aren’t publishing out,” Free says of Drupal. “The trick is to empty the system cache for the actual CMS.”Category and Structure. One limitation within Joomla is the section/category structure, says Landry. To work around this without using an extension is to rely on the menu system rather than on-the-fly navigation. This means having one master menu and then structure all content using sub-menus and has the advantage of giving you detailed control over your URLs, which is probably the other most commonly discussed topic. To set up your site to take full advantage of menuing, Landry suggests mapping out plans for hierarchical navigation. Then create one master menu with sub-menus to reflect that. In Joomla, presentation of menus is done via modules. Depending on how the site looks, publishers may want to make a separate module (a copy of the main module, but with slightly different parameters) for each sub-menu. Another approach is to use one module and control which levels are displayed. Experiment with start level, end level, and whether to display sub-menu items to get the display you want. Browser Issues. Does your content publish correctly on Firefox but not Internet Explorer? There’s a reason. “That’s a bug in the Drupal system,” says Free. “Typically we tell people to use Firefox when managing content since it does the least amount of damage to markup (IE is a prime culprit).”Formatting. For anyone knee deep in the OS world, formatting can be the bane of your existence. The trick, says Free, is not to copy and paste text directly from Microsoft Word, but do everything in a plain text editor and suggested online resources that can strip out these egregious markups. “It’s not foolproof, but is helpful,” he says of the available modules, which are like plug-ins. After finding and installing these modules, the editors create rich text and function as other word processors (albeit very basic) that write the corresponding HTML as you type.”Permissions. A general complaint with regard to Drupal is “‘I’m trying to change a page on the site and my changes aren’t sticking,’” says Free. Enable the “content permissions” helper module that comes packaged with the CCK as a first step. If it’s already enabled, check the field permissions for that user at “admin/user/permissions.” By default, only users with administer CCK privileges can edit/view each field, he adds.SIDEBAREvents for CMS EnthusiastsHalf the battle in troubleshooting common open source bugs is engaging in open dialog, as well as developing a broad understanding of the platform. While most users may have a love-hate relationship with their open source solution, one of the incentives to is the robust community—both online and in person. Here, some events and groups that offer face time with developers, colleagues and OS experts to gain solutions to CMS gripes:Bay Area TYP03 Users GroupFebruary 4, 2010San Francisco, Californiawww.meetup.com/Bay-Area-TYPO3/?ref=cmswireDrupalCon April 19-21, 2010San Francisco, Californiasf2010.drupal.orgCMS Expo 2010May 3-5, 2010Evanston, IllinoisCmsexpo.net More on this topic Workarounds for Common Open Source Bugs Comparing Open Source CMS Social Media Apps For CMS Making Sense of CMS Options Making Sense of CMS The Rise of the Web CMSJust In The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics BreachPowered bylast_img read more

How much more black can the 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition be

first_img 71 Photos Now playing: Watch this: 3:33 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550 review: An anachronistic SUV with modern luxury and tech Review • 2019 Honda Pilot Review Comment Enlarge ImageHonda should have gone all-in and painted it Vantablack. You can’t get a speeding ticket if light is incapable of reflecting back to a police officer’s laser, after all. Honda North America Murdered-out cars, as people often like to call them, are basically painted as dark as possible in as many areas as possible. While it’s always been a popular idea with people who like car customization, it’s a growing factory option as automakers try to align with everyone’s tastes. The latest entry in this field takes a darker approach to a traditional three-row family crossover.Honda on Monday unveiled the 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition. Living at the top of the lineup and borrowing most of its kit from the formerly tip-top Pilot, the Black Edition focuses on improving the car’s aesthetics — there don’t appear to be any equipment upgrades that aren’t also present on the Pilot Elite.On the outside, the Pilot Black Edition is available in one paint color — Crystal Black Pearl. It wears 20-inch alloy wheels finished in black, and there are chrome-removing “blackout” parts in the grille, headlight trim, door handles, window trim, fog light accents and side trim. As you might expect, there are also a pair of Black Edition badges on the tailgate and grille, because a model is only good if it comes with a badge.2020-honda-pilot-black-edition-002Enlarge ImageThere’s a fair bit of darkness in here, but the red does a good job of balancing it out so it’s not a total cave. Honda The interior keeps things a little lighter — in terms of the number of changes; it’s still very black. The black interior gets red accents on the first- and second-row seats, in addition to a Black Edition logo embossed on both the seats and the floor mats. That stitching extends to the door panels and steering wheel, too. To cap it off, there’s red accent lighting on the dashboard, doors and center console.Otherwise, the trim is just about the same as the Pilot Elite, which carries as much kit as any Pilot. Standard equipment on this trim includes a panoramic moonroof, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, illuminated cupholders, three-zone automatic climate control, a hands-free tailgate and rain-sensing wipers. Lane-keep assist, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control are all included, as well, as is an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.Then again, for the price Honda’s charging, all that stuff had better be standard. With its 280-horsepower V6 and standard all-wheel drive, the 2020 Pilot Black Edition costs a mighty $50,715 including destination, a $1,500 premium over the Pilot Elite. The rest of the lineup is a bit more affordable, though, with a FWD Pilot LX starting at $32,645. Preview • 2019 Honda Pilot: Sugar, spice, nice 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 first drive: Diesel power and upgraded tech Share your voice Tagscenter_img Honda More about 2019 Honda Pilot SUVs 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A strong crossover gets stronger 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV More From Roadshow 1 2020 GMC Sierra HD first drive: Towing tech marvel Hondalast_img read more

Govt school adopted by IMA appointed unqualified teachers based on their investments

first_imgVK Obaidullah school shivaji nagarIMA websiteThousands of students’ future is at stake after IMA director Mohammed Mansoor Khan fled the country cheating investors and well-wishers to the tune Rs 1,250 crore.Khan had adopted Government VK Obaidullah School at Shivaji Nagar back in 2016 through IMA under the persuasion of the Minister for Urban Administration and Hajj R Roshan Baig and a year later on June 2017, the school was re-opened with a major facelift by then chief minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah. The reincarnated five-storeyed school had major facilities with state-of-art infrastructure.For a school that has over 900 students and 93 teaching and non-teaching staff, IMA had recruited many teachers in the institution without proper certification. It is also alleged that many of the teachers at VKO School were just class 10 graduates and were given jobs at the school only because they had invested in IMA and were offered jobs along with their investments.Not just the teachers even the students were not allotted into the school if the parents were not an investor of the group, reports Bangalore Mirror.However, the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) has mandated the education department to take the necessary actions to ensure the proper functioning of the school after it had closed down shortly after Khan’s stunt due to which most of the teachers have not turned in after June 10 as instructed by IMA.According to the sources, the VKO School will now re-open as a government school as the education department has started their work on replacing the teaching staff with government teachers.last_img read more

ExInterpol chief Meng Hongwei admits accepting 21 million in bribes

first_imgMeng Hongwei, Former president of Interpol.ReutersThe former chief of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, has admitted his guilt in accepting millions of dollars in bribes at a court in northern China on Thursday, June 20.Meng admitted to accusations of using the various position he held between 2005 and 2017 to help companies make illegal gains and accepting bribes worth $2.11 million by Chinese prosecutors in a trial at Tianjin’s Intermediate People’s Court.His official verdict would be declared later, Chinese state media, People’s Daily reported.His former positions in the Chinese government include former deputy minister of public security, director of the coastguard and deputy head of the state oceanic administration. The alleged crimes, according to the Chinese newspaper, was linked to the positions he held back in 2005.Meng’s whereabouts were unknown since September 25 last year when he travelled to China from Lyon, France. Days after his wife reported him missing in early October, Interpol released a statement that said Meng resigned as its president “with immediate effect.”Around 12 days later, Chinese authorities confirmed they had detained Meng as he was accused of accepting bribes, abusing his position of power for personal gains, using state funds to finance his family’s extravagant lifestyle and disregarding the principles of being a party member.As first elected Chinese president of Interpol, the global law enforcement agency that operates in 192 member countries, Meng replaced French police officer Mireille Ballestrazzi in November 2016 and was due to serve until 2020.South Korean Kim Jong Yang was elected president of Interpol at a general assembly meeting in Dubai in November 2018.last_img read more

The Rs 200 crore Gupta wedding Katrina Kaif dances like no one

first_imgInstagramThe Rs 200 crore Gupta wedding in Auli has created a storm on the internet. From politicians, dignitaries, Bollywood and TV celebs to well-known sports personalities; guests arrived from all corners of the industry to attend the wedding of the eldest son of the Gupta brothers Suryakant to a Delhi-based diamond merchant’s daughter.The Guptas, who have their full-fledged business in South Africa, hail from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The wedding has been organised at Auli — a small ski resort in Uttarakhand. On Thursday, Katrina Kaif was spotted at the Mumbai airport leaving for the wedding venue. A video of Katrina Kaif shaking her leg to ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ and showing off her trademark grooves.In the same video, she can be seen joined by rapper Badshah who croons ‘Mercy’ making the audience go wild with excitement. Katrina Kaif was seen in a red sequined dress with black tights and a ponytail. Badshah was seen in his trademark neon jacket. Television’s most popular show – Naagin actor Surbhi Jyoti also performed at the wedding. On the work front, Katrina Kaif’s Bharat has already crossed Rs 150 crores at the box-office and is expected to surpass all the previous box-office records made by Salman and Katrina together with their films. Apart from this, Katrina would be seen in Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavansham, which will the third film in Rohit Shetty’s cop action movies.Salman and Katrina Kaif had a funny banter over dinner dates recently. Katrina was asked to name three personalities (living or dead), with whom she would like to plan a dinner outing and she replied, “Marilyn Monroe, Narendra Modi Ji and Condoleezza Rice.” To this, Salman quipped, “Where does Salman Khan fit in this?”Responding to Salman’s question, Katrina said, “But who I have not had dinner with. But actually, I haven’t had dinner with Salman Khan. He doesn’t go out for dinners.”last_img read more

Khaleda complains of govt attempt to manipulate her trial

first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday told the court that the prime minister and her party leaders are trying to influence the judge by making comments on her under-trial cases.“Honourable court, where should I go then? I want to keep my confidence in the court,” she said placing her arguments in self-defence for about an hour.The former prime minister appeared in the court seeking bail in two in Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases after the court had issued warrant for her arrest when she was in London.In her contention, Khaleda Zia cited an example and said, “A judge acquitted Tarique Rahman of a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission. Later, the judge, along with his family, had to flee the country.”In the make-shift court in Bakshibazar, the BNP chairperson also pointed out that it is not court premises “where you are sitting and disposing of the cases.”She recalled that during the caretaker government led by Fakhruddin Ahmed, backed by  army chief Moeen U Ahmed, a special court was set up in the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban premises where trials of politicians and members of parliament were being conducted.Read More: Khaleda secures bail in two graft casesKhaleda mentioned that the current prime minister, Sheikh Hasina was accused of bribery in a case. However, she added, all cases were quashed once she formed the government.“(Despite such records), the prime minister, ministers and leaders of the ruling party are making reckless comments about sub-judice matters to influence the judge,” she observed.Khaleda Zia was granted bail by the special court, Dhaka, in the two cases. She returned home on Wednesday.last_img read more

SC rejects bail condition review for Destiny chairman MD

first_imgRafiqul Amin, Mohammad HossainThe Supreme Court on Thursday rejected review petitions of a conditional bail filed by detained Destiny Group managing director Rafiqul Amin and Destiny-2000 chairman Mohammad Hossain, reports UNB.A four-member bench of Appellate Division, led by justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order.Ajmalul Hossain QC and Rokanuddin Mahmud moved for the petitioners while Khurshid Alam Khan represented the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).Khurshid Alam said the duo, earlier, got conditional bail from the apex court. Later, they filed petitions to the SC seeking review of the condition of their bail but the court on Thursday rejected the petitions.On 23 November 2016, the Supreme Court (SC) asked the two high officials of Destiny Group to deposit Tk 25 billion to the government treasury within six months to get bail in two money-laundering cases.After the hearing, the apex court ordered Destiny Group MD and its chairman to deposit Tk 28 billion to the government treasury within six months by selling the trees of Destiny Tree Plantation Limited (DTPL), otherwise the two Destiny officials will have to pay Tk 25 billion in cash to avail the opportunity.Earlier on 20 July 2016, the HC granted the six-month ad-interim bail to the two Destiny high-ups on certain conditions in the two cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission.Later, the ACC filed an appeal to the Appellate Division seeking stay on the HC order. Later, a four-member SC bench stayed the order.On 31 July 2012, the anti-graft watchdog filed the two money laundering cases against Destiny-2000 chairman and the Destiny Group’s managing director and 20 others on charge of misappropriating investors’ money amounting to Tk 32.85 billion.ACC deputy director Mozahar Ali Sarder filed one case with Kalabagan police station against 12 officials of Destiny-2000, including its chairman and managing director, under the Money Laundering Act 2012 for allegedly misappropriating over Tk 21.06 billion from the Destiny Tree Plantation Limited (DTPL).ACC assistant director Toufiqul Islam filed the other case with the same police station against 22 Destiny officials under the same act for alleged embezzlement of Tk 11.78 billion from the Destiny Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited (DMCSL).On 4 May this year, the ACC submitted charge-sheets before the court in the two cases.The chairman and the MD of Destiny surrendered before a Dhaka court in connection with the two cases seeking bail on 11 October 2012.last_img read more

Pugh Taps Ft Worth Chief to be Next Baltimore Commissioner

first_imgBy Stephen Janis, Special to the AFROOne of the most highly anticipated personnel moves by Mayor Catherine Pugh finally reached a conclusion as Pugh announced the hiring of current Fort Worth, Tx. police chief Joel Fitzgerald to be Baltimore’s new top cop.In a written statement released Nov. 19, Pugh called the decision a step forward for a city beset by violent crime and a scandal plagued Baltimore Police Department (BPD).“On more than one occasion during our extensive discussions, Commissioner-designate Fitzgerald has made clear his belief that the power to police others and enforce law emanates from those we serve; the members of our community,” Pugh stated.Fort Worth, Tx. police chief Joel Fitzgerald has been hired to be Baltimore Police Department’s Police Commissioner. (Twitter Photo)Fitzgerald served as police chief for the city of Ft. Worth, Texas, the 12th largest city in the country since 2015.  There he managed a department of 1700 officers with a budget of $300 million.Baltimore, by comparison is the 27th largest city in country but has a police force with roughly 2500 officers and a budget of $500 million.Meanwhile, Ft. Worth had 70 homicides in 2017, roughly one-fifth of Baltimore’s record 2017 total of 343. As of Nov. 20, Baltimore had recorded 276 murders, a slight drop from 2017 but still outpacing many other big cities.The outsized challenges facing a new commissioner prompted Baltimore City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young to plan a trip to Ft. Worth with several members of the council to vet Pugh’s pick.“On December 9, I will lead a delegation of elected officials from the City Council to Fort Worth, TX.” Young wrote, noting he will be accompanied by Councilwoman Sharon Green Middleton, Councilman Robert Stokes, and Councilman Brandon Scott, who is chair of the Public Safety Committee.The statement said the delegation will speak to community leaders and residents in Ft. Worth about Fitzgerald’s performance.“Per the City Charter, Mayor Catherine E. Pugh has finished her portion of this process and now things turn to the City Council. My colleagues and I look forward to a robust confirmation process that will be transparent and thorough.”If approved by the Council, Fitzgerald would the fifth commissioner in four years.He would inherit an agency under a federal consent decree with the Department of Justice and still reeling from the fallout over the Gun Trace Task Force scandal, a group of eight officers who robbed residents, dealt drugs, and stole overtime.He would also face the prodigious challenge of mending what seems like an irreparably broken relationship between the BPD and the community.Prior to heading to the Ft. Worth police department, Fitzgerald was the chief of Allentown, Pa.  He also served in a variety of positions in the Philadelphia police department.Fitzgerald is a graduate of Villanova University.  He attended Eastern University, where he earned his Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree, and later earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration.Reaction to his appointment has been guarded.Former State Senator Clarence Mitchell IV,  host of “The C4 Show” on WBAL Radio, told the AFRO he hopes the new commissioner could change expectations in a city accustomed to high crime rates.“I’m hoping whoever the mayor selects is not going to be looking to go from 380 homicides to 318,” Mitchell said.“I’m looking for someone with high goals and expectations and not someone who wants to manage failure”Pugh is expected to officially submit the nomination to the council in December.  The confirmation process will begin in January.last_img read more