State Minister Reiterates Call for Jamaicans to Support Local Produce

first_imgRelatedState Minister Reiterates Call for Jamaicans to Support Local Produce RelatedState Minister Reiterates Call for Jamaicans to Support Local Produce FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Ian Hayles, is imploring all Jamaicans to support the local agricultural sector by buying and eating Jamaican products. “I am appealing to all Jamaicans, rich and poor alike show how much you love Jamaica; show us your level of patriotism; show us brand loyalty and buy Jamaican,” he urged. Mr. Hayles made the call on July 25, during his contribution to the 2012/13 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives.   He said even as the country celebrates its 50th year of Independence, unfortunately, there are still some Jamaican business people who feel the best way to grow the agricultural sector is by importing agricultural produce. Mr. Hayles said it is time that all Jamaicans recognise their civic duty by supporting the local economy. “With each plate of food you eat, start asking yourself the question, am I supporting my local farmer and country?”  the State Minister said. In the meantime, Mr. Hayles said the Ministry will be embarking on a national public awareness programme to showcase farming as a profitable career to attract more young people. “It must be noted that the deficiencies of the current tertiary offerings and an orientation to career advancement, rather than entrepreneurship, result in a number of graduates that are not being absorbed into the sector,” he said. He added that the typical profile of the graduate is a high level of theoretical preparation, limited practical experience, lack of access to lands, inability to secure financing, because of a lack of collateral and a large student loan burden. The State Minister explained that the programme will seek to highlight the abundance of opportunities in the agricultural sector for young exuberant and hardworking Jamaicans. RelatedState Minister Reiterates Call for Jamaicans to Support Local Producecenter_img Advertisements State Minister Reiterates Call for Jamaicans to Support Local Produce AgricultureJuly 27, 2012last_img read more

Monster Hurricane Lane pummeling Hawaii with torrential rains, winds

first_img(HONOLULU) — Hurricane Lane is bearing down on Hawaii, dumping up to a foot of rain on the Big Island and lashing the state with rough winds.The Category 4 storm may bring over 30 inches of rain to some areas, making them vulnerable to flash floods and landslides.The winds are up to 130 miles per hour near the storm’s center.Public schools across the state are closed Thursday and Friday in anticipation of the storm, and several major airlines have issued weather waivers for Hawaiian airports in advance of any damage.Hurricane Lane is forecast to pass very close to the islands Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Even if it does not make a direct landfall on the state, it’s still expected to have a major impact.Lane could weaken to a Category 3 hurricane by Thursday evening, because the closer it gets to the cooler waters surrounding the islands, the faster it will start weakening.As it passes south of Honolulu Friday night into Saturday, it is expected to further weaken into a tropical storm.Heavy rain will likely be the storm’s biggest impact; flash flood watches are in effect for all of the islands.Twelve inches of rain have already fallen within 12 hours on parts of the Big Island, the National Weather Service said Thursday.The rainfall caused landslides on a highway on the Big Island, the National Weather Service said, citing county officials.Life-threatening surf is also expected across the islands over the next few days. The large waves and storm surge will push water levels 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels, especially along the state’s southern and western shores.Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa stressed the severity of the storm during a press conference Wednesday.“This is the most serious … and I’ve been alive 63 years,” Arakawa told reporters.“Undoubtedly, we’re more prepared then we’ve ever been,” he added.President Trump said he authorized an emergency disaster declaration to provide support to Hawaii.“Our teams are closely coordinating with the state and local authorities,” he tweeted Thursday. “You are in our thoughts!”Water, meals and generators are being delivered to the islands and evacuation centers were opened in all four counties, officials said.Over 300 people are already at evacuation centers and that number is expected to significantly increase over the coming days, said Brad Kieserman of the American Red Cross.Hawaiian residents and visitors flocked to stores to stock up on food, water and gas ahead of the storm. Some businesses and homes have already been boarded up.It’s rare for hurricanes to hit Hawaii. An area of high pressure that sits to the northeast of the islands typically steers hurricanes away. This high pressure is the strongest from May through October, which is also prime hurricane season.The Hawaiian islands are also surrounded by cool water and tropical cyclones need ocean water temperatures to exceed 80 degrees to strengthen.The last hurricane to make landfall in Hawaii was Iniki in 1992. Lane would be the third on record.Category 1 Hurricane Dot hit in 1959 and catastrophic Category 4 Iniki came ashore in 1992. Both made landfall on the island of Kauai.Category 1 Hurricane Iwa also had a major impact on Kauai in 1982, but because its eye did not hit the island, it wasn’t officially counted as making landfall there.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

High Court throws out ‘hopeless’ claims by direct access barrister

first_imgThe High Court has thrown out as ‘totally without merit’ claims by a Birmingham public access barrister which included an application to compensate and overturn all adverse findings made against any barrister ever.Tariq Rehman, who was head of Kings Court Chambers, had sought to overturn a number of disciplinary tribunal decisions.He also lodged two judicial reviews, one which, if granted, would have undermined every finding and determination against him by the bar disciplinary tribunal. The other sought to judicially review a number of decisions made against him by the Legal Ombudsman.In December 2014 the LeO publicly named and shamed Rehman because of the number of complaints against him. The first judicial review, which named 33 parties as defendants, including the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority, contained suggestions that the SRA has paid barristers millions of pounds in bribes.It also suggested that there might be ‘criminal implications’ for the former chair of the BSB and called for the immediate suspension of, among others, Her Honour Suzanne Coates, who chairs one of the disciplinary panels that has considered charges against Rehman.Another claim, which was described by Mr Justice Hickinbottom (pictured) as ‘legally scurrilous’, suggested that various barristers who represented Rehman had ‘colluded with the [BSB] so that they would lose their cases’.The core of the claim was to set aside every adverse finding and determination made by the disciplinary tribunal against any barrister, and to have every barrister who has ever been disbarred or suspended duly restored and paid compensation, because the BSB procedure was fundamentally flawed.Hickinbottom described this claim as ‘legally hopeless’. He said: ‘[The] judicial review is not only unarguable, at its highest, it is clear that no judge could properly conclude that this claim might succeed. It is totally without merit’.He also took issue with the involvement of Anal Sheikh, a struck off solicitor, in the proceedings. He said it was ‘tolerably clear’ that she was seeking to use Rehman’s claim in order to ‘further her own claim that she was a victim of fraud’.Hickinbottom dismissed the second judicial review against decisions made by the ombudsman, which had mainly sought to enforce refunds to clients. The judge said that as most of the decisions were not final and binding they were not open to judicial review. He said: ‘It is difficult not to conclude that these challenges have been made with a view simply to avoiding payment to individuals who have been successful in making a complaint, and who have been awarded the return of their fees and modest compensation for inconvenience.’The judge also dismissed two appeals against convictions by the disciplinary tribunal. The convictions included a two month suspension for failing to promptly pay for work done by colleagues. The decision had been suspended pending the outcome of the appeal. A further two appeals will be heard in July.Hickinbottom also refused Rehman permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal and to the Supreme Court.last_img read more

Two Killed In Mobile Home Fire In Funny River

first_imgPeters: “It was reported that there were two people believed to be inside the burning structure. Central Emergency Services and Homer Electric Association responded to the scene along with Troopers. Once the fire was suppressed, CES conducted a search and located two bodies.  The bodies will be sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage for positive ID and autopsy.” The State Fire Marshals Office was notified and a Deputy Fire Marshal responded from Anchorage to conduct an investigation into the cause and circumstances of the fire. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Two people died this morning in a home which burned on Funny River Road. State Troopers say it’s not yet clear if they died as a result of the fire or were deceased when the fire began.Megan Peters with the Alaska State Troopers says the blaze was reported at 2:17am today (Tuesday, November 1)….last_img read more

Fear your team will be “Nikeized” ?

first_img 0 Location:Windsor, Ontario alxy8s Share on other sites 0 SportsLogos.Net Share this post 93 121 Share on other sites Favourite Logos:Washington State (1995-pres)Seattle Seahawks (1976-2001 / 2012-pres)Seattle MarinersSeattle Supersonics (1975-1995)Seattle Sounders FCSan Antonio Spurs (1989-2003) 1 28 They like the unique designs, hip and fresh designs, etc.Which usually means bad.Exactly. 1,812 Share on other sites Share this post We the North! seahawk9 0 28 Share this post 748 posts wonderbread Kevin W. 1,812 Link to post 7,532 posts 844 0 0 because nike knows that fans will buy what ever they make in all honesty, they aren’t too concerned with making everyone happy, they want to show off their tech and innovations, but at the same time the teams have to approve them, and they are the ones that are really responsible for uniforms like the bucs and jaguars, but they are also responsible for the viking that are a very good uniform that got what they wanted.Then explain Florida State, Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, and many other Nike uniforms. Nike may push the envelop at times with very few teams, but Adidas and UA do the exact same thing. like i said those teams like what the looks they have, they have told nike that they just want the uniforms they have, and nike will throw a pro-combat, or rivalry uniform for its big schools as part of a promotion to make more money, but still the school has to approve wearing it, other manufactures do the same thing, but other teams can push back too, like indiana telling adidas they wouldn’t wear the zubaz unis from last year. 382 Share on other sites 1,466 Sign in to follow this   Shadojoker Share on other sites Soarindude They like the unique designs, hip and fresh designs, etc.Which usually means bad. 22 Forums Home Fear your team will be “Nikeized” ? TheRicSlick Share this post 844 Link to post 220 Sports Logo News 5,735 posts Location:somewhere in Kansas… 16 Go To Topic Listing 382 JRB14 Jungle Jim Location:Tampa, FL Share on other sites 837 3,236 posts Link to post Members Soarindude Shadojoker IceCap Next 22 Fear your team will be “Nikeized” ? 837 Members 0 Favourite Logos:MSU Spartan Head, Kansas Jayhawk’s new rebrand, TB Buccaneers 97-13 primary, Jordan era Wizards logo,Charlotte Bobcats, Cubs 0 Page 1 of 2   Share on other sites Also because a lot of fans are stupid. I hate to be that guy but for every fan who expresses disdain about Nike (or Reebok or Adidas or Under Armour) there are a bunch who are either indifferent or willingly latch onto what the manufacturers put out. Members Fear your team will be “Nikeized” ? Posted March 17, 2014 382 93 837 2 Share on other sites 837 Link to post Sports Logo News Members 1,812 A bunch of psychic porn star midgets who were all nude Link to post Vamos Hector! Posted March 17, 2014 hawk36 Posted March 16, 2014 Fans aren’t Nike-owned sheep. Read the comments on the Bucs’ press release about the uniforms. It’s almost universally negative. I would imagine that fans of a team would be the most resistant group of people regarding a uniform change.I don’t really agree with using polls because anyone can vote, including rivals’ fans. NFL rules don’t allow this, but they should try releasing these things as alternates, similar to the pro combat system in college. If the fans love it, they can vote with their wallets. That’s all Nike cares about anyway. Share this post Share on other sites 0 Sports Logos 225 2,551 posts 121 7,532 posts By seahawk9, March 16, 2014 in Sports Logo News 3,236 posts Posted March 16, 2014 I disagree with the comment made about how Nike is just a “manufacturer”. As a teenager, Nike is universally famous amongst high school and college athletes, as well as the younger. They like the unique designs, hip and fresh designs, etc. Twitter pages are called “Nike Porn” or “Nike Gear”. Nike has almost a “god-like” persona amongst the young core. However, for the people that evaluate uniforms in a less immature way, we don’t buy into the tricks that gets people attached to Nike. All Activity 382 Location:Seattle Members Posted March 16, 2014 1,812 because nike knows that fans will buy what ever they make in all honesty, they aren’t too concerned with making everyone happy, they want to show off their tech and innovations, but at the same time the teams have to approve them, and they are the ones that are really responsible for uniforms like the bucs and jaguars, but they are also responsible for the viking that are a very good uniform that got what they wanted.Agreed, Nike knows people will by stuff just because it has the swoosh on it, including horrible jerseys. 1,812 844 Members Share on other sites Members Members wonderbread 1 Posted March 17, 2014 2,551 posts Share on other sites 2,359 posts alxy8s Share this post I saw nothing at all wrong with this, and it’s yet another case of our not appreciating what we had until it was gone:They could’ve simply updated the logo in the way they ended up doing, but even that wasn’t absolutely necessary for this to remain a great look.As JRB implied, the black looks like it was “added on” rather than “integrated”. As a result, it doesn’t work at all for me. I think it’s one of the worst cases of BFBS that we’ve seen. 837 382 Prev Kevin W. 1,812 Link to post 121 Link to post Posted March 16, 2014 Posted March 16, 2014 Nike is at the forefront in my mind of sacrificing design quality for the sake of doing something different. Often it horrendous and lacks visual quality. A strong creative director with impeccable design sense would never let 50% of their uniform designs out the door. Says to me that they have a leader that’s more interested in new/different and less interested in creating actual quality designs. El Scorcho 406 Posted March 16, 2014 Posted March 17, 2014 Members Share on other sites I loved the Nikeized Dolphins uniforms, and because of them I bought my first jersey since Marino retired. 28 28 Share this post Share this post 0 TheRicSlick 220 1,466 93 16,613 posts I have a feeling the Bengals will be changing soon because some Nike prototypes have already been leaked I can’t reveal how I know about these…I like them because they’re a completely integrated system of dress with a new design that honors the Bengals’ rich tradition while boldly bringing the team into the future through a modern design aesthetic. They incorporate many of the unique historical aspects of bengal tigers and also showcase the city’s roots, vibrant culture and spirited fanbase. The new uniform will feature a realistic color scheme honoring the franchise’s past and present, while confidently positioning the team for the future. I really feel that these will set the standard for both design and functionality, and the result will be a sleek, modern design that honors the franchise’s past while also establishing a new, bolder identity moving forward. Thank you so much, Nike, for keeping the Bengals on the cutting edge.As a Bengals fan, thank you for this post. Posted March 16, 2014 Location:Chelan Seattle I’m not scared, honestly. I’ve accepted the fact that the Lions will probably look bad. If they get rid of black, I’ll be happy. Link to post Link to post Share this post 28 Link to post 28 Soarindude The NFL season has finally returned. 🙂 225 Followers 2 Posted March 16, 2014 Members wonderbread 121 IceCap Share this post Jungle Jim 16 Link to post Share this post Location:Windsor, Ontario Sign in to follow this   This topic is now closed to further replies. 3,353 Moderators 21,575 CrazyAnna Share on other sites Share this post 622 posts 0 21,575 Kevin W. 0 220 Location:you can find me in St. Louie 2 Members Posted March 16, 2014 622 posts Share this post Members Share this post Posted March 16, 2014 Posted March 17, 2014 Link to post Artmanc3po Posted March 17, 2014 CrazyAnna Link to post because nike knows that fans will buy what ever they make in all honesty, they aren’t too concerned with making everyone happy, they want to show off their tech and innovations, but at the same time the teams have to approve them, and they are the ones that are really responsible for uniforms like the bucs and jaguars, but they are also responsible for the viking that are a very good uniform that got what they wanted.Then explain Florida State, Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, and many other Nike uniforms. Nike may push the envelop at times with very few teams, but Adidas and UA do the exact same thing. STL_ArchMadness Share on other sites Share this post Posted March 17, 2014 Posted March 17, 2014 16,613 posts Link to post Members 406 Artmanc3po Banned Nike unis > adidas (even without basketball sleeved jerseys) 764 posts Members because nike knows that fans will buy what ever they make in all honesty, they aren’t too concerned with making everyone happy, they want to show off their tech and innovations, but at the same time the teams have to approve them, and they are the ones that are really responsible for uniforms like the bucs and jaguars, but they are also responsible for the viking that are a very good uniform that got what they wanted.Then explain Florida State, Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, and many other Nike uniforms. Nike may push the envelop at times with very few teams, but Adidas and UA do the exact same thing. No one’s denying that. At the same time, though, it’s foolish to pretend that Nike isn’t at the forefront of the trend that is pushing crap and calling it innovation. 406 Link to post Favourite Logos:Houston Oilers (Warren Moon era)San Diego Padres (inception thru Taco Bell era)San Antonio Spurs (Iceman era) Share on other sites Banned 3,353 Link to post JRB14 Recommended Posts Members seahawk9 4,972 posts 45,948 posts Share on other sites 3,353 382 SportsLogos.Net 3 Next Prev 0 Location:New Castle, KY 1 225 A bunch of psychic porn star midgets who were all nude Jungle Jim 16 Members Jungle Jim Posted March 16, 2014 STL_ArchMadness JRB14 I don’t know, I just don’t like the black for them. It looks like somewhat of an afterthought to me. I guess I don’t like how the black is used. If they used it more, or less, I would be fine with it. But not in the way it’s used now. Share on other sites Members 0 Share this post JRB14 0 Forums Home Share this post Soarindude Link to post 5,923 posts Share on other sites Kevin W. If your team is going to change uniforms in the future, Why can’t Nike design maybe three different concepts of uniform prototypes, complete with road and home templets, and let the fans vote on the one design that will make most of the fans happy ? hawk36 also….even though some of Nike’s jerseys are plain horrible, they pay designers a lot of money to design them, and they often work on them for like 2 years (looking at the teams history, mascot, etc.) so this would be hell for them.It would also mean they would waste a lot of designs, and if they didn’t want to wast designs, then they would be handed to other teams.These teams would practically be getting hand-me-downs from other teams Link to post 121 Posted March 17, 2014 837 Share this post 22 0 Sports Logos Share this post Share this post 1,118 posts 0 0 0 1,466 El Scorcho Share on other sites I have a feeling the Bengals will be changing soon because some Nike prototypes have already been leaked I can’t reveal how I know about these…I like them because they’re a completely integrated system of dress with a new design that honors the Bengals’ rich tradition while boldly bringing the team into the future through a modern design aesthetic. They incorporate many of the unique historical aspects of bengal tigers and also showcase the city’s roots, vibrant culture and spirited fanbase. The new uniform will feature a realistic color scheme honoring the franchise’s past and present, while confidently positioning the team for the future. I really feel that these will set the standard for both design and functionality, and the result will be a sleek, modern design that honors the franchise’s past while also establishing a new, bolder identity moving forward. Thank you so much, Nike, for keeping the Bengals on the cutting edge. wonderbread 121 21,575 Followers 2 All Activity Page 1 of 2   Share on other sites 470 posts because nike knows that fans will buy what ever they make in all honesty, they aren’t too concerned with making everyone happy, they want to show off their tech and innovations, but at the same time the teams have to approve them, and they are the ones that are really responsible for uniforms like the bucs and jaguars, but they are also responsible for the viking that are a very good uniform that got what they wanted. Link to post Link to post 1,377 postslast_img read more

Ravens back together on field for first time since AFC Championship loss

first_imgThe most painful reality of an NFL season coming to an end is knowing that particular team will never be together again.When the Ravens walked off the field in Foxborough following a gut-wrenching loss in the AFC Championship, they had not only narrowly missed out on a trip to the Super Bowl but they knew they would be saying goodbye to important components of a division-winning team.Though a handful of veterans — Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Ray Rice, Haloti Ngata, Matt Birk, and the injured Terrell Suggs — were absent this week, the Ravens took the practice field in Owings Mills as a team for the first time, welcoming fresh-faced rookies and other newcomers while missing former teammates such as Jarret Johnson and Ben Grubbs — defensive tackle Bryan Hall has taken No. 95 while rookie Gino Gradkowski now wears No. 66.The inevitable question was asked, especially after a difficult off-season in which the Ravens lost several key players in free agency and the 2011 Defensive Player of the Year for at least the first half of the season due to a partially-torn Achilles tendon.After such a disappointing finish to their 2011 season, are the Ravens worried about a hangover in 2012?“I would probably not use that term. Take two Aspirin, that’s what you usually do, right?” said coach John Harbaugh, drawing laughs from the media. “I don’t think we have that problem. I don’t think it’s an issue. You go back to work; it’s a new season. Our guys, they’re in great spirits, so we’re excited. We’ve got lots of things to accomplish, things that we have yet to accomplish.”The off-season has been anything but smooth with Rice and quarterback Joe Flacco seeking long-term contracts and Reed recently questioning whether he was 100-percent committed to playing this season. In addition, a limited amount of salary cap room led to only modest additions to the roster, leaving uncertainty at vacated spots at left guard and linebacker. In reality, returning to the field might be the perfect remedy to block out all other distractions.And to move past the pain of the most disappointing loss in the careers of most players on the team.“Obviously, it hurts and it stings, but you have to get back out here,” quarterback Joe Flacco said. “We are all tough guys and understand that that kind of thing happens sometimes. I think time is one thing, and getting back out here and running around and realizing that it’s not the end of the world. We have to come out here and we have to become ready to play so that we can get right back there and have the same opportunity next season.”No one fazed with absences of Rice, ReedWhile the absence of Rice was expected considering the Pro Bowl running back has yet to sign his franchise tender and is not under contract, plenty of questions were directed toward Harbaugh and Rice’s teammates on how his absence would impact practices.Rookie Bernard Pierce and second-year backs Anthony Allen and Damien Berry all saw action with the first-team offense with Rice nowhere to be found in the first week of OTAs. Rice recently expressed confidence that he will be in optimal playing shape whenever he does report to the Ravens — which may not occur until training camp if a long-term agreement isn’t reached by July 16.“I know we have a lot of good, talented guys that are working hard that are very good players,” Harbaugh said. “Who’s the next great player? We never heard of a lot of stars before they came out and became what they are. A lot of these guys that you don’t really know about right now are going to become great players. That’s just all around the league.”Given the voluntary nature of the OTA, the 33-year-old Reed being absent shouldn’t be surprising, but the timing of his interview with Sirius XM led to questions about the All-Pro safety’s desire to continue playing. Considering Reed has made similar comments in the past and immediately backtracked in the hours following the interview, the Ravens fully expect Reed to be ready for his 11th season.“Ed is a guy that I really trust and really, really care about and believe in,” Harbaugh said. “There has been no indication that he’s not going to play this year, as far as I am concerned. I don’t worry about Ed.”Considering only seven players were missing from this week’s workouts — the six veterans and fifth-round pick Asa Jackson since Cal Poly still has classes in session — the Ravens were pleased with attendance, but Flacco downplayed the significance of such key contributors being missing this week.After last year’s lockout prevented players from working out at the team’s facility and wiped out the OTA schedule, the Ravens never missed a beat on their way to a 12-4 record and their first AFC North title since 2006.“We’re professional football players. No matter what, we know how to play football,” Flacco said. “These [OTAs] are good for us, no doubt. We get a lot of work done. We have a lot of young guys, and that’s who it is really critical for. The young guys we had last year weren’t able to get that.”Eyes on outside linebacker, offensive lineFourth-year linebacker Paul Kruger and rookie Courtney Upshaw lined up as the starting outside backers, but the two were lined up in the opposite way that many anticipated.Kruger told reporters he has worked primarily at rush linebacker while Upshaw worked at strongside linebacker. Though Upshaw played a position at Alabama with responsibilities very similar to those of Suggs in the Baltimore defense, he will be asked to set the edge and drop more in pass coverage to fill the void left by the veteran Johnson.“He’s a very smart player – very football-knowledgeable guy,” Harbaugh said. “He has been very well-coached down there. He understands the game, he works hard. He has been everything that we anticipated he’d be so far.”There was even more movement along the offensive line as Gradkowski and Justin Boren took reps at center with Birk absent and 2012 second-round pick Kelechi Osemele took an overwhelming majority of the work at left guard. However, offensive lineman Jah Reid told reporters he played extensively at left guard on Tuesday as the two are expected to compete for the job in training camp.The Ravens used Reid at right tackle on a few occasions with the starting offense, shifting Michael Oher to the left side, but Bryant McKinnie received most work at left tackle.With the selections of Gradkowski and Osemele back in April, the Ravens opted for versatility on the offensive line with players capable of playing more than one position.“[You] just play where the coaches tell you to play, obviously,” veteran right guard Marshal Yanda said. “When you’re a young player, any way that you can get out onto the grass and get out and start in the NFL, you want to play wherever they put you and where there’s a spot open. Left guard is open right now, so obviously, those guys are going to be plugged in there and see what they can do one day at a time.Visit the BuyAToyota.com Audio Vault to hear from John Harbaugh, Joe Flacco, Bernard Pollard, Terrence Cody, Marshal Yanda, Torrey Smith, Billy Cundiff, Anquan Boldin, and Brendon Ayanbadejo HERE.last_img read more

Stillbirth moves people to donate

first_imgBy Alana Mitchelson A BUNYIP man has raised $8000 for the Stillbirth Foundation after shaving off his red-dyed bushy beard…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Tottenham transfer news: Spurs to land Serie A striker?

first_imgTottenham could be in the process of luring Roma forward Mattia Destro to White Hart Lane, according to reports in Italy. The striker was previously considered not for sale by Rudi Garcia, but Sport Mediaset say the purchase of Juan Iturbe has changed Destro’s position in the squad, meaning the Serie A side are more open to Tottenham’s advances. talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight has the details…Name: Mattia DestroDate of birth: 20 March, 1991Birthplace: Ascoli Piceno, ItalyPosition: StrikerClub: AS RomaInternational appearances: 5 (Italy)What’s the latest?Italian outlet Sport Mediaset say the arrival of Juan Iturbe in Rome means Destro will no longer be a regular starter for Roma next season, and that could mean the club consider the enquiries they have had for the forward this summer. Along with Tottenham, Bundesliga side Wolfsburg are also said to be interested.Did you know?1) Destro joined the Inter academy in 2005, winning several honours at youth level and standing out from his peers. In 2010, Genoa signed him in a loan deal with the option to buy, and in September of that year he made both his Serie A debut and goal debut against Chievo.2) At the end of the 2011/12 season Destro was loaned out to Siena, where he would go on to score regularly for the first time in his senior career, producing 13 goals in 32 appearances for the humble Tuscan side. In the summer of 2012 he was on the move again, this time to AS Roma.3) The 2012/13 campaign proved to be a memorable one for the forward, with five goals in five Coppa Italia games – including three against boyhood club Inter – making him the top scorer in the competition.4) Last season saw Destro continue to find the net against the tougher sides in Serie A, with goals against Fiorentina and AC Milan in the league. The striker scored his first league hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Cagliari on April 6, 2014.5) Destro was a regular for Italy at youth level, playing in the U17, U19 and U21 sides. Though he made the initial 32-man list for the seniors ahead of Euro 2012, he missed the final cut, but was soon rewarded with his debut in August of that year, playing against England at Wembley. His first Italy goal came in a 2014 World Cup qualifier against Malta in September 2012.They say“Destro is no longer non-transferable. It’s a delicate issue at Roma, given the good things he has done as Rudi Garcia’s striker. Something has changed in the last few days however, perhaps to do with the purchase of Iturbe who, with Gervinho and Totti, will form the trident set to assault Juventus. There has been strong pressure from abroad regarding Destro. First Wolfsburg, then Tottenham. Offers that were made to the player and the club were rejected, but something is changing, with doubts about his immediate future.” Sport Mediaset on Destro.Video evidenceSpurs fans, what do you think about Destro? Let us know below… 1 talkSPORT looks at Spurs target Mattia Destro last_img read more

LAPD’s `local hero’ praised for cultural outreach efforts

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsSince joining the LAPD five years ago, Mu iz has coordinated campaigns on Spanish media outlets. He organized the largest one-day recruitment event in LAPD history, which drew hundreds of applicants to the Latino Recruitment Expo. He also created an essay contest for middle school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024 PICO RIVERA – Although he is only in his early 30s, Pico Rivera resident Pedro Mu iz has made a significant impact on the Los Angeles Police Department’s Latino outreach efforts, according to Union Bank of California officials, who selected Mu iz for the bank’s annual Local Hero of the Year award. “He has an impressive career for being in his early 30s,” said Alicia Romero, assistant vice president of public relations with the bank. “Usually, it takes people longer than that to have an extraordinary r sum .” Bank officials are crediting the 32-year-old Mu iz with building cultural bridges between the LAPD and the Spanish-speaking community. He’s also being praised for helping capture a murder suspect by arranging for detectives to appear on Spanish-language television, which generated a flood of tips from the public, LAPD officials said. Mu iz, who works as a LAPD public relations specialist, was honored last month as one of five Local Hero of the Year recipients. The awards are given in conjunction with Latino Heritage Month. Strengthening ties between the Latino community and police is an integral of the job, Mu iz said. “There’s people from Mexico or Central America, and in their countries the view of law enforcement is negative. So when they come here as immigrants, they may be afraid of getting in touch with police,” Mu iz said. “We’re trying not only to teach the laws, but we’re also making them realize there are police officers that are Spanish-speaking and came from the same places they’re from.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

German Wikipedia Back Online After Controversial Shutdown

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#NYT#politics#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… After it had been unavailable in Germany for more than two days, the Wikipedia’s German portal is finally back online. The local German version of the Wikipedia had become unavailable after a member of the German parliament, Lutz Heilmann, pressed charges against the German Wikipedia because of defamatory statements in his biography on the site. Heilmann argued that the article was “false and slanderous.” A German judge then ordered the closure of the German portal for the Wikipedia, wikipedia.de.The Wikipedia entry about Heilmann, who is no stranger to controversy, accused the politician of sending threatening text messages to his ex-partner and stated that Heilmann was about to lose his diplomatic immunity. There have indeed been rumors that Heilmann is under investigation by the German parliament because of these reports, though other statements in the article about the questionable status of his college degree and his involvement in an online pornography venture are rather questionable.‘Unintentional’ After assessing the damage he had done, Heilmann, according to a post on his own site, has now decided not to press any further charges against the non-profit organization behind the German Wikipedia project, though he might still press charges against the authors of the controversial statements in his Wikipedia entry. In this statement, Heilmann argues that he never intended for the whole site to be shut down because of this, but that he wasn’t able to stop the German bureaucracy from taking its course during the weekend because of a legal error in his request to have the ban overturned.Streisand EffectOf course, the whole affair spectacularly backfired on Heilmann and turned out to be a boon for the German Wikipedia, which collected donations worth over 32,000 Euros during the weekend. The controversial article about Heilman was read over half a million times since last Friday. frederic lardinoiscenter_img Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more