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There is complete chaos at Sheriff Street, Homestretch Avenue

first_imgDear Editor,I note with considerable interest that the Ministry of Public Infrastructure has called in the contractor for the Sheriff Street expansion in regard to traffic management, but clearly to no avail.I live in Durban Backlands, and every one of us living here risks his/her life in exiting on to Sheriff Street.Except at traffic peak hours — and not always — the traffic Police are placed at the junction of Joseph Pollydore Street and Mandela Avenue and at the junction of Homestretch Avenue and Sheriff Street, as well as at the junction of Sheriff Street and Rupert Craig Highway; but, otherwise, there is complete chaos, especially at Sheriff Street and Homestretch Avenue.At the junction of Sheriff Street and Rupert Craig Highway, the traffic light has ceased to function for months. A fatal accident at this juncture is waiting to happen.It appears that the Chinese contractor doesn’t care, the traffic Police don’t care; and, indeed, Minister Patterson doesn’t care whether the loss of life occurs while this construction continues.Yours sincerely,Kit Nascimentolast_img read more

Efforts underway to establish Domestic Violence Centre in Linden

first_imgLinden, in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), is the next place slated to have a Domestic Violence Shelter established, to provide assistance to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. This is according to Manager of the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Policy Unit within the Ministry of Social Protection, Akilah Dorris.She indicated earlier this week that a building in the community has already beenManager of the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Policy Unit, Akilah Dorrisidentified, and the ministry is hoping to conduct rehabilitation works to it soon. Last year, the ministry would have met with representatives of the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) and the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), and expressed the interest in collaborating in terms of establishing a Centre for Domestic Violence survivors in the town. Dorris said that given the prevalence of domestic violence incidents in Guyana, and the increase in its incidence, the ministry has decided to embark on numerous ambitious initiatives to combat this scourge. She said the need to provide an alternative option for victims of domestic and sexual violence was recognized, in addition to the fact that such services need to be decentralised. One such option, she stressed, is to provide temporary accommodation so that victims can be removed from abusive situations and get their lives back on track.Dorris explained further that it is the intention of the ministry to establish at least one Domestic Violence Shelter in each Region across the country. The initiative, she said, is also supported by Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally, as she noted that it is definitely a path which the ministry would be embarking on.“We were able to identify a building (in Linden), and the ministry has agreed to undertake full rehabilitation of the part of the building that will be used to establish this shelter. We did some preliminary assessments of the building to ascertain an average cost that the Ministry of Social Protection will have to bear financially to get this up and running,” Dorris told Guyana Times.She said the ministry is aware there in place is a Management Committee which has oversight responsibility for the management of the building, since it is being used for other purposes. She stated that another meeting is planned in relation to the initiative.“So we intend to have that meeting again, and very shortly; because we’re really hoping that we can at least commence the rehabilitation works by the 1st of July, 2017. We recognise that we need to continue increasing the services, especially the Shelter Services or temporary accommodations for survivors — those bold women who would have made that well-informed decision to escape an abusive relationship. They often times wonder: ‘If I leave, where can I go? What will I do?’Hence Dorris noted that, as part of its communication strategy, the ministry has several programmes which are being implemented. One such is the temporary assistance programme to assist survivors of domestic and sexual violence, which is intended to provide temporary accommodation to those survivors who may not have anywhere else to go.“We are prepared to rent a place for them, furnish it with the basic furnishings, ensure that their children continue schooling, ensure that there’s minimal disruption to their livelihood and the education of their children,” Dorris explained.Also, through the Board of Industrial Training (BIT) and the Guyana Women’s Leadership Institute, the ministry further intends to build the capacity of these survivors by teaching them new skills that can be used so that they can become employable. Additionally, Dorris pointed out that through the Central Recruitment and Manpower Agency within the Social Protection Ministry, some of these women will be enlisted in an effort to secure jobs.“What we intend to do is not just train them in any kind of skills training, but with those skills that are needed — that employers are asking for, so that there will be a smooth transition. Of course the temporary assistance programme is not a permanent programme; it’s intended to enable survivors to be able to be on their own and be able to take care of their families. So after a time, they will be weaned off of the programme so that other vulnerable survivors and their dependents can come into the programme and benefit from it”.While alluding to efforts that have already been made to rehabilitate Domestic Violence Centres at Corriverton and Whim in Berbice, Doris made it clear that Linden is also a priority area, as much as the rest of the country. (Utamu Belle)last_img read more

Up for Young Player of the Year and arriving at Spurs this summer

first_imgDele Alli has been shortlisted for the Football League Young Player of the Year award alongside Middlesbrough’s Patrick Bamford and Norwich City’s Nathan Redmond.The 19 year-old has been in fine form for Milton Keynes Dons this season, scoring 14 goals in his role as a commanding central midfielder.The midfielder was signed by Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window for around £5m before the Premier League side allowed him to head back to MK Dons for the rest of the season, on loan. 1 Dele Alli against Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez last_img read more

Single father sorts out the aftermath of Waste Management strike

first_imgSUN VALLEY – With a job hauling trash, Salvador Camey, a single father, supported two young children and bought medicine to treat his mom’s cancer. But in the aftermath of a bitter drivers’ strike against Waste Management Inc., Camey, 34, is one of 40 drivers fired and replaced with workers hired during the 13-day strike. He worked in the company’s Sun Valley facility for nearly eight years. “It’s very difficult to start from scratch and build what I’ve done,” Camey said. “It’s almost like you’re making a masterpiece of a castle built of cards, and someone just blew it away.” Camey could get a job with another trash-hauling company. But the Mission Hills man would lose his seniority and would have to work late-night shifts and Saturdays, which means missing his son’s soccer games. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Camey blames the company for firing him. But he also blames an offshoot of the Teamsters Union for calling the strike Oct. 19 when the local’s leadership was recommending against it. Before the strike, Teamsters Local 396 asked its members to accept a contract proposal from Waste Management. But workers with a grass-roots group called Teamsters for a Democratic Union called for a strike, and the workers followed its lead. After watching the company hire permanent workers to replace them, the 470 striking workers voted Wednesday to accept the same contract the company proposed before the strike. But 40 of them ended up without a job. “You can’t budge a giant, but no one expected that they would treat us the way they did,” Camey said. “They basically forced us to go back.” Camey, who was a shop steward with the local and urged workers to accept the contract, said he was dismayed to watch workers with the TDU get their job back, even though they were the ones rushing to the picket lines. A representative from the Michigan-based TDU could not be reached for comment late Friday. Company officials say they had to hire permanent replacements during the strike. “What we did is, we focused on providing the service to our customers,” said Waste Management spokeswoman Jennifer Andrews. “So when we saw employees out on strike with no end to the strike in sight, we put an ad in the paper and said, we’ve got to get people in here. And no one’s going to take the job if they think it’s only for a few days.” For Camey, being without a job means hitting the unemployment line for the first time in his life. Camey’s ill mother lives with him, and because she suffers from cancer and has no insurance, he pays for her medicine. Now Camey is without medical coverage, and so is his family. Waste Management has promised to put Camey and the other 39 replaced workers at the top of its list for new hires, when work becomes available. And Teamsters Local 396 is working to find jobs for the 40 laid-off drivers, but so far fewer than a dozen have been hired by other companies, said Jay Phillips, president of the local. Camey wonders how the replacement workers will have enough experience to do his job. He drove a flatbed truck, delivering empty trash bins and picking up full ones. He learned how to roll a half-ton bin full of concrete onto a platform lift. The secret: Every bin has a light side, and that goes first. Camey said his goal as a trash hauler was to earn enough seniority to earn time off to spend with his children. But now, after losing his seniority, he is considering getting out of the trash-hauling business. “This industry is very hard,” Camey said. “My knees are not the same; I’m just not the same person. You come in healthy as an ox, and (then) you’ve got breathing problems. All of a sudden you’ve got allergies, sinus problems, and you’re just not the same person.”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


first_imgDonegal Airport has been put out of operation after it was struck by lightning this evening.Vital equipment at the airport was damaged leading to a cancellation of flights.Tomorrow morning’s flights to and from the airport have also been cancelled. Engineers will be on site tomorrow morning in a bid to repair the damage.Passengers are currently being bussed to and from Dublin.It comes as winds begin to pick up speeds across the country ahead of a code red storm warning for this evening.Donegal may escape the worst of the storm but winds are expected to increase across the North West again tomorrow. If you have any storm damage report please contact will publish all reports once they are verified. STORM ALERT: DONEGAL AIRPORT KNOCKED OUT BY LIGHTNING STRIKE was last modified: December 26th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Airportlightning strikestormlast_img read more

Getty changing its art purchasing policy

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Getty officials have also denied wrongdoing. The museum has returned three objects, including an Etruscan bronze candelabrum that Italian authorities believe was stolen from a private collection. When buying art, the new policy requires the Getty museum to obtain evidence that the piece was in the United States by Nov. 17, 1970, when the UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export, and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property was signed. The policy also requires proof that the item was legally taken from its country of origin before or after that date. The embattled J. Paul Getty Museum is updating its art purchasing policy to require evidence that a piece has been in the United States for at least 35 years after being legally removed from its country of origin, the director said Thursday. The update was done to keep up with British museum standards and was not a big departure from the Getty’s current practices, which conform with international guidelines, museum director Michael Brand said. “What I’m trying to do is make sure everything I do here as director is clear, transparent,” said Brand, who took over the post in January. Brand said the changes did not arise from allegations that former antiquities curator Marion True knowingly received dozens of archaeological treasures between 1986 and the late 1990s that had been stolen from private collections or dug up illicitly. True and American art dealer Robert Hecht are on trial in Rome, accused of knowingly trafficking in stolen artifacts. They deny wrongdoing. 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

Bee-rilliant! Baby Oisin Boyle is first Donegal child on NorthWest BUMBLEance

first_imgThere was much celebration yesterday as the NorthWest BUMBLEance made its first journey with a child from Donegal.Nine-month-old Oisin Boyle from Glenties was the first special ‘King Bee’ from the county to be taken on the Children’s Ambulance Service. Little Oisin, who has a brain disorder, travelled from Donegal to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, and was treated like a king throughout the trip.It was a very early start for the little boy and his mother Sinead as they left Glenties at 5am. Oisin suffers from severe seizures following a brain injury which would normally make this long journey for Oisin and mum Sinead a stressful and expensive experience. Oisin and Sinead BoyleBUMBLEance came to Sinead’s rescue just days before she needed to bring Oisin to his appointment. “My brother was supposed to drive us but he had to go away to work. I messaged the BUMBLEance page on Facebook and they got back to me in about 10 minutes,” Sinead told Donegal Woman.With the new Northwest service ready to directly serve Donegal, the BUMBLEance team were only too happy to help out.“It was a huge weight off my shoulders. I was so happy they got back to me.” “The last time I went down to Dublin it would have been €250 in a taxi. I can’t take Oisin on the bus because the appointment is too early in the morning,” Sinead said.Yesterday’s trip was a welcome relief for the family. All Sinead and Oisin had to do was board the ambulance and let the driver team take care of all their needs.“It’s just great, it’s like home. There’s a TV and everything there, Oisin was very content the whole way down,” Sinead said.Little Oisin suffered brain injuries at birth, and must still be cared for like a newborn baby, Sinead said.“When I was pregnant with Oisin everything was fine until a couple of hours before the birth. He was getting no oxygen to his brain and got injuring, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. I was told he may not ever be able to walk or talk. We don’t know yet,” she said. Sinead has had to travel to Dublin up to seven times since Oisin was born. “It is very hard. I only found out about BUMBLEance after Christmas. If I knew about it a long time ago it would have been half the battle.”On Tuesday, the mum and baby were greeted by driver Aiden Thompson from Donegal and brought to Crumlin for their appointment after 9am and, after an hour, were transported home again in good time.Northwest BUMBLEanceSinead has another son aged 12, and caring for Oisin has become a full-time role. This new service will be a huge help for her in the future, which is still uncertain for her and her baby. She has been invited to call Tony Heffernan and the team whenever she needs them next. The brand new North West BUMBLEance is the fifth vehicle in the BUMBLEance fleet. After many fundraisers across Donegal and beyond, kind-hearted donators raised enough funds to contribute to the purchase and kit-out of a new 171 Mercedes.Bumbleance. Picture: Conor McCabe Photography.This new BUMBLEance is based in Donegal to serve the sick children of the Northwest. It went into service two weeks earlier than planned and has been looking after children from other counties in recent days.Speaking about the new service, Tony Heffernan the founder of BUMBLEance told Donegal Daily; “I am thrilled that the Northwest & Donegal is getting the first of several new regional based BUMBLEance services. The isolation of living in Donegal and other counties of the Northwest and the stress and challenges of parents and sick children who must travel to Dublin to access services will be greatly reduced by the BUMBLEance experience” Mr Heffernan added that the charity will be operating the vehicle itself and will be initially rolling out a 40 to 60 hours a week service from May 2017. In addition, the charity will be creating two new jobs in the Northwest and has already employed its first new team member, Aiden Thompson from Donegal.This is a week of celebration for the BUMBLEance organisation as they welcomed the first of a planned series of regionally based vehicles that will supplement the charity’s existing national service fleet. The BUMBLEance fleet includes critical care and clinical intervention services to help any children who may require additional, specialist care while in transit.Launch of new Northwest BUMBLEance Picture Conor McCabe Photography.The new 171 Mercedes based vehicle has been adapted to cater for the needs of both disabled and seriously ill children who require transportation to and from specialist treatment centres, pre and post-surgical appointments, respite and hospice trips. The new BUMBLEance service, the Children’s Chemo Cab, will also allow for children to be carried to and from Crumlin Children’s Hospital for Chemotherapy treatment.The BUMBLEance is owned by the Saoirse Foundation and is named after the daughter of Mary and Tony Heffernan, who founded the organisation is 2010. Saoirse died in January 2011 at the age of five from the fatal and rare conditions Batten disease. Her only sibling, Liam, also had Batten Disease and died on the couples Wedding Anniversary, on May 4th in 2014 also aged 5.This week is an emotional time for the family as they remember their son Liam’s Angel Trip on the BUMBLEance three years ago.The Heffernan Family. Image: bumbleance.comThe Heffernan’s have no other children and put their energy into helping others who are following down a similar road to the one they travelled. Mary and Tony Heffernan were awarded the Pride of Ireland Award and the People of the Year awards in 2014.The charity is seeking the support of corporates, the public and local businesses in the Northwest to get behind the new initiative to help ensure that the service can become sustainable. The charity provides all of its services for free and is totally reliant on the generosity of others to operate the service.To find out how you can help BUMBLEance change the lives of sick children in Donegal, visit www.bumbleance.comBee-rilliant! Baby Oisin Boyle is first Donegal child on NorthWest BUMBLEance was last modified: May 3rd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Bumbleancechildrens ambulancedonegalNorthwestlast_img read more

World Cup: Indian fans set to transform SCG into sea of blue

first_imgOrganisers said that the Sydney Cricket Ground will be packed to its 42,000-seat capacityAustralia’s plea for a gold rush of hometown support for Thursday’s cricket World Cup semifinal is set to be washed away by a tsunami of patriotic Indians, who are out to turn the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) into a sea of blue.The organisers are privately expecting a staggering 70 percent of a sold out crowd at the SCG to be made up of fanatical Indian supporters, reports on Monday. Though the tickets are a bit expensive ($150 to $400 for ordinary stands and from $2000 to$5,000 for corporate boxes), almost all tickets have been sold out.Australian players like Michael Clarke and David Warner sensed the prospect of an ambush early and have issued impassioned calls to arms for fans to create a gold out on Thursday.But co-founder of the Swami Army (the largest organised group of supporters of the Indian cricket team, aimed at helping cricket fans worldwide watch the Indian team play) Kartik Ayyalasomayajula said India versus Australia is the biggest clash and fans in Sydney will gather in numbers to get the sub-continent feeling back.”India versus Australia in a World Cup semi-final, it doesn’t get much bigger than that. This country won’t have seen this level of support or atmosphere for cricket games,” Kartik said.”You have to go to the sub-continent countries to get that kind of feel, so we are effectively bringing that atmosphere to Sydney. It’s going to be a spectacle,” he added.advertisementThousands of Indian supporters are flying in to watch the semifinal from all over the worldOrganisers say there are no tickets available and the SCG will be packed to its 42,000-seat capacity.Thousands of Indian supporters are flying in to watch the match from even the United States, England, Singapore and the sub-continent itself.Captain Clarke and Steven Smith started the push for Australian fans to create a presence at the SCG less than two hours after his team stepped off the field from beating Pakistan.”I call on all Australian cricket lovers to paint the SCG gold on Thursday. We need your support. #goldout,” Clarke tweeted.Smith also joined his skipper and tweeted, “Great win by the boys last night. Back to Sydney now. Can’t wait for the semi final vs India. Let’s fill the place with Gold!”last_img read more

Would you like to know your destiny destination? Here you go!

first_imgAriesPage of pentaclesYour usual take-charge, take-no-prisoners attitude may be missing in action at the beginning of the week. While it’s a little disconcerting, it’s not necessarily a bad thing; experiencing travel by observing and absorbing can be equally rewarding. Let your surroundings rub off on you rather than vice versa. And never fear — your active, initiating spirit returns Wednesday afternoon and stays for the whole rest of the week. You’re making fast friends out of chance encounters and drinking up the local culture ’til you’re all aglow. Cheers!TaurusQueen of SwordsTravel often prompts self-reflection, and your trip brings up some deep emotions (possibly surrounding relationships) on Monday and Tuesday. Let yourself experience the moods, but be aware that your sensitivity is heightened by new surroundings. After midweek, your ability to charm is amped up — especially regarding people of other cultures, as your natural empathy and genuine interest prompt them to tell their tales as well. By the weekend, seeing things from other perspectives brings your mindset full circle — you’re getting the kind of deep understanding you’d hoped for and are having fun doing it.GeminiThe DevilDo a little reconnaissance at the beginning of the week. Some observation of and insight about your surroundings and the tone of the local culture are in order; then you can calibrate your trademark charm and wit properly. By Wednesday, you’re connecting with people on their level and then taking it even deeper. It’s amazing to find kindred spirits who can change your life in such a short amount of time. You’ll want to make time for some solo-style activities this weekend, though; there’s no freedom like the freedom of the road.advertisementCancerThe MagicianYou’ve got that funny feeling where you’re already nostalgic for this trip at the beginning of the week — that’s how good it is. Stay in the moment and enjoy the gift of the present without thinking too much about the future. Meanwhile, be cautious about more pedestrian matters, especially when signing bills. After Wednesday, a little self-indulgence is in order, whether that means a solo hike, a relaxing massage or a great local meal. This weekend, you may need an interpreter even when conversing in your native tongue; make extra sure your intent is clear.LeoSeven of WandsYou never expected this would explode into a conflict, but that seems to be what’s happening. Someone has a bruised ego. And that’s never a pretty thing to deal with. It might be a good idea (just for the sake of your own sanity) to lay low. Do your own thing. Do some research. Listen to what other people have to say. There’s no sense in bringing your own ego into the mix, and if you play it cool for a while you’ll have so much more leverage later on.VirgoAce of SwordsCommunication’s key for your trip on Monday and Tuesday. You’ve got practical matters to discuss as well as stories to tell — and listening to others broadens your mind in amazing ways now, even (or especially) if they have very different points of view. These encounters are what travel’s all about. Be daring from Wednesday through Friday; what you get may not be perfect, but it’ll make the fabric of your trip so much richer and more interesting. Fun’s in the cards this weekend, as careful planning pays off (and in the unplanned department, you may encounter a little romance).LibraNine of swordsBalance your desire to get the best deal with getting the best experience at the beginning of the week. Come in under your travel budget in one area and enjoy a big splurge or buy a special gift for someone back home. Think local and explore like crazy from Wednesday through Friday; ask for recommendations, avoid chain stores, eat in little places that are crowded with happy-looking people. It’s natural to think about home and the past on the road, but don’t dwell on it this weekend — enjoy the here and now.ScorpioPage of CupsYou’re a world-class traveler at the beginning of the week, and your magnetism and confidence mean you’re treated like a rock star wherever you go. Tip generously and treat everyone like your best friend — right now, they all are. You don’t usually have to work to differentiate yourself from the herd, but beginning Wednesday be sure to show you’re a traveler, not a crass tourist. Your sensitivity and giving reflect well on you and your place of origin. The weekend’s all about plans, whether for the rest of your trip or the rest of your life.advertisementSagittariusThe HermitExplore your internal landscape as you do the same with your physical surroundings on Monday and Tuesday. There’s so much to learn about yourself and the world; allow ample downtime for absorbing and processing it all. From Wednesday afternoon through Friday, though, it’s all about pure enjoyment. You’re earning goodwill and admiration, having unexpected adventures and loving life. Leave the shopping to the crowd this weekend; you’ll find so much more (and meet more new friends) while taking in some local galleries or in the bargain seats at a sporting event.CapricornKing of pentaclesYour practical nature and the allure of travel put you in a unique mindset on Monday and Tuesday. You’re objective yet introspective, and while you take in everything around you, you’re settling some personal issues as well. Reaching an important decision and reorganizing your hopes are easy now. Do a reality check on your plans and itinerary after Wednesday; it’s possible to do everything on your roster, but feeling rushed makes it hard to get a full sense of enjoyment. This weekend’s all about you, in the best possible way — the stars say follow your bliss and watch the splendid results.AquariusPage of PentaclesCushion your emotions on the road at the beginning of the week; some surprising stuff may be brought out in you now. Find a new friend to share it with (confiding in a perfect stranger can be very liberating), or join up with a group for an intriguing activity you wouldn’t undertake alone. Some amazing connections can be made after Wednesday; it’s a small world indeed, and degrees of separation may suddenly disappear. If Saturday or Sunday offers up a challenge, decline to take it and find another, easier way.PiscesPage of wandsBe prepared to stand up for yourself in a transaction with a hotel, an airline or travel agency on Monday and Tuesday. Know exactly what you’re paying for, and don’t hesitate to ask for the manager or take your business elsewhere. By midweek, traveler’s luck is back on your side; listen closely for fascinating details and explore, explore, explore. Taking public transportation can be an adventure you’d never get in a cab or rental car. This weekend, your karma has a quick turnaround time — do something sweet for someone and watch it come right back to you.last_img read more

Brazilian Football Confederation complain to FIFA over VAR non-usage

first_imgThe Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has complained to FIFA after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was not used to review two incidents that they believe could change the course of their 1-1 draw with Switzerland on Sunday.Brazil began their match against Switzerland brightly and a moment of absolute magic from Philippe Coutinho even gave them the lead but they soon faded away, Switzerland equalised and they failed to pull off a win.However, there were two key moments where Brazil felt hard done.After Steven Zuber scored the equalising header, Brazil players kept complianing to the referee that the goalscorer pushed defender Miranda, not allowing the Brazilian to jump alongside him. The referee waived away the claims.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThey even believe that Gabriel Jesus should have got a penalty because he was mandhandled in the box.Neither incidents went in favour of Brazil not were they reviewed.”The CBF requires to know from FIFA the reason the technology was not used in key incidents during the game,” the organisation said in a statement.FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEVAR is being used in the World Cup for the first time and, according to FIFA, should only “correct clear and obvious errors and missed incidents in clearly defined match-changing decisions”.Brazil believe the two incidents, neither of which they referred to directly, are covered by that explanation.The technology has been used sparingly in Russia with only one major dispute, a penalty awarded to France against Australia that was initially turned down.advertisementAlso read – Gabriel Jesus painted Brazil streets in 2014. In 2018, he’s a World CupperThe penalty, which was scored by Antoine Griezmann, helped France to a 2-1 victory.On Monday, Twice Kane was wrestled down in the penalty area by the Tunisian defence but the referee waived it off.Also read – World Cup 2018: When Brazilian goalkeeper burst a Swiss balloon on live TVFns were absolutely livid with VAR as they failed to spot two penalty incidents that could have put the match to bed much earlier for England.VAR has overall been received well with the referees being helped to take many correct decisions without much effect on the flow of the game.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Belgium end 2018 FIFA World Cup with best-ever finish

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Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers donates $1m to California wildfire victims

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Read more Rodgers also played college football in California, first for Butte Community College and then the California Golden Bears. He added that one of his corporate sponsors, State Farm, will donate $1 for every retweet of the video up to a total of $1m. So far 81 people have been confirmed dead and more than 700 are listed as missing after the wildfires near his hometown of Chico. More than 50,000 people have been displaced due to the disaster. Rodgers had previously shown his solidarity with California when he wore a Santa Monica Fire Department cap after the Packers’ victory over the Miami Dolphins earlier this month. Reuse this content Share via Email Rodgers is not the first NFL player to pledge a significant sum to good causes. In January, Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback whose refusal to stand during the national anthem in protest at social injustice helped kick off a new age of athlete activism, completed his pledge to donate $1m to organizations serving oppressed communities in the United States. Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long donated his 2017 salary to education charities, while the Houston Texans’ JJ Watt helped raise $37m for victims of 2017’s Hurricane Harvey. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has donated $1m to victims of this month’s wildfires in California. Rodgers was born, and spent much of his childhood, in northern California and said on Wednesday that he wanted to help his home state.“In northern California, where I was born and raised, the city of Paradise burned to the ground, and many of the residents who got out are now displaced to my hometown of Chico and across the north state,” Rodgers said in a video posted to his Twitter account. “I personally reached out to my friends and the mayor of Chico to find out how to be of the most help. And raising money for both immediate needs and the long-term recovery is what is needed most right now.” Wildfires Support The Guardian Natural disasters and extreme weather … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Twitter US sports Share on Messenger California wildfires: smoke spreads to New York, 3,000 miles away Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12)Please take a minute to watch this and if you can, take a few seconds to retweet this using the #retweet4good All the money goes to a great organization for the immediate needs and the recovery efforts for the #CampFireParadise Thank you 🙏🏻 #ButteStrong #payitforward 21, 2018 Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Topics California Since you’re here… news Share on WhatsApp NFL Green Bay Packerslast_img read more

10 months agoSchalke coach Tedesco: No need to be nervous facing Man City

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Schalke coach Tedesco: No need to be nervous facing Man Cityby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSchalke coach Domenico Tedesco insists they have nothing to fear facing Champions League opponents Manchester City.S04 are rank outsiders for the round of 16 clash.But Tedesco says: “We cannot wait to face the Citizens.”City is the most fascinating adversary for us and for our fans, we are not nervous about this double challenge, we want to do everything possible to pass the turn and honor the competition.” last_img read more

Big Ten Running Back Blocked From Transferring To A Number Of Teams

first_imgA general view of Memorial Stadium during a game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wyoming Cowboys.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 10: A general view of Memorial Stadium during a game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wyoming Cowboys on September 10, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Wyoming 52-14. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Just a day ahead of last weekend’s game against Wisconsin, Nebraska running back Greg Bell left the program. Before the game, he reportedly decided that he would transfer.Bell served as the starter for the Huskers to begin the season.The California native had 173 yards on the season, though his role dwindled as the weeks wore on.After 104 yards in Week 2 against Colorado, the junior ran for 64 on 14 carries against Troy, and was down to six carries at Michigan and just two against Troy. He failed to break six yards in those contests.Senior Devine Ozigbo ate into his playing time, breaking out with a 17 carry, 170 yard, two touchdown performance in the loss to Purdue.Greg Bell posted the letter granting the ability for him to transfer from the school, with some big exceptions.As with most transfers, Nebraska will not allow him to go to other Big Ten schools. He is also being blocked from schools on the non-conference schedule over the next three years, which would prevent him from facing the Huskers down the road, outside of a post-season game.That list includes Buffalo, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Colorado, Northern Illinois, Oklahoma, South Alabama, and South Dakota State.The list strangely features another school nowhere to be found on Nebraska’s future schedules: Oregon State.Thank you to Coach Frost The Support Staff And The Fan Base For The Opportunity. Forever thankful.I have decided to transfer. Considering all opportunities.— Greg Bell (@GregBell_) October 8, 2018Former head coach Mike Riley came over to Nebraska from Oregon State, and returned there in an advisory role after the Beavers hired one of his former players, Jonathan Smith. The staff also features former Nebraska linebackers coach Trent Bray.Still, blocking him from Oregon State seems far beyond what schools generally pull with these restrictions.last_img read more

JAS Says All In Place for Denbigh 2017

first_img President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) and Chairman of the Denbigh Planning Committee, Norman Grant, says that all is in place for the staging on 65th Annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show.   In relation to vector control, Mr. Grant told JIS News that a fish pond, which was a breeding ground for mosquito, has been filled in. Waste water from restaurants and other food areas will be channelled into tanks and removed from the grounds two times per day. Story Highlights President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) and Chairman of the Denbigh Planning Committee, Norman Grant, says that all is in place for the staging on 65th Annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show.Speaking to JIS News during an interview on Thursday (July 27), Mr. Grant said issues raised by the Clarendon Health Department regarding the state of the showground have been addressed.In outlining the steps taken, he informed that a food handler’s clinic was held on July 13 targeting individuals, who will deal with food at all levels.“They underwent training, sat an exam and will be issued a food handler’s permit at the end of July,” Mr. Grant said.He explained that persons, who were not able to attend the training, were directed to health department offices across the island to apply for their permit in time for the show.“We have met with all the operators and they were informed that during the show, when inspected, if a food handler’s permit is not presented, their operations will be closed down,” he pointed out.In relation to vector control, Mr. Grant told JIS News that a fish pond, which was a breeding ground for mosquito, has been filled in.In addition, a drain that runs through the grounds has been cleaned and cavities in ground that could lead to the settlement of water were addressed.                                                       Two bathrooms have been renovated and portable toilets will be provided to ensure that patrons have adequate access to sanitary facilities.Mr. Grant pointed out that the JAS has engaged the services of the National Solid Waste Management (NSWMA) for the regular collection of garbage throughout the three-day staging of the show.Waste water from restaurants and other food areas will be channelled into tanks and removed from the grounds two times per day.With the assistance of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, a fire hydrant will be placed on the grounds.The Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show will be held from Saturday, August 5 to Monday, August 7 on  the Denbigh Showgrounds in Clarendon under the theme: ‘Grow What You Eat…Eat What You Grow – a Salute to Our Farmers, Nation Builders’.last_img read more