first_imgTottenham Hotspur Mind games: Rooney shows Alli that it’s possible to control red mist Harry Sherlock 01:00 1/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Dele Alli, Tottenham, 17/18 Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur v Everton Everton Premier League Opinion The Spurs midfielder picks up yellow cards regularly, but remains one of his team’s best players under Mauricio Pochettino Dele Alli loves playing the pantomime villain and, in recent weeks, his dark side has again been on show.Last season, the England international saw red for a gruesome tackle in a Europa League encounter with Gent, leading to a three-match Champions League ban, while he has also regularly been accused of going to ground too easily.He was booked for simulation against Huddersfield Town earlier this season, prompting  former referee Graham Poll to claimed that the attacking midfielder “can’t stop cheating”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player In Spurs’ final game before Christmas at Burnley, Alli was accused of diving to win a penalty which Harry Kane converted. In the same match, he flew into an early challenge that many at Turf Moor saw as a red card. He was only booked, but the locals turned on him instantly, jeering his every touch, and abusing him when he was substituted in the second half.Neither the incident nor the crowd reaction impacted upon his performance, though, as he provided two assists for hat-trick hero Kane in a 3-0 win.However, if one also factors in a poor challenge on Kevin de Bruyne the week before, in Spurs’ 4-1 defeat at Manchester City, then it’s easy to see why the spotlight has once again been intensely focused on the 21-year-old.Dele Alli TottenhamAlli is a player who often balances light with dark, as though he has an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other.He is, by far, Spurs’ most fouled player (56 fouls) but he has also conceded more fouls (26) than any of his team-mates. Alli gets kicked, but he kicks back and, while his effectiveness has improved, he remains prone to lapses of judgement.Widely criticised for letting his standards slip after Spurs’ memorable 3-1 win over Real Madrid at Wembley at the start of November, Alli has undergone something of a renaissance in form in recent weeks, at the same time his negative traits have come back to the fore.In his last six appearances, Alli has been directly involved in six goals – four assists and two goals – to firm up the belief that he would be less of a player if the devilment was taken out of his game.Supporters often forget how difficult it can be to replicate a brilliant individual performance week in, week out, and Alli’s performances post-Madrid, when seen through the lens of hindsight, could be attributed to fatigue, both mental and physical.Dele Alli Mauricio Pochettino TottenhamAs Daniel Abrahams , sports psychologist to the England rugby team, explains, it is folly to expect players to continually repeat their individual heroics.Talking exclusively to Goal , he said: “A brilliant performance is hard to replicate because of the many variables related to the game and the player. No two games are alike and thus the role a player may be asked to carry out might not allow players to express themselves.“The toughest challenge is the personal one. There are many reasons why people tend to perform inconsistently, but I point to what I call the three Ms – mood, motivation and movement. Mood goes up and down and impacts a player’s perception of the game, the same with motivation.“And for movement, what many people don’t realise is that our nervous system is designed to function inconsistently. Movement varies moment to moment, let alone day to day.”Alli’s recent form, however, suggests that he is in the mood to create, and has the motivation to repay the faith shown in him by both the Spurs support and Mauricio Pochettino.As a game with Everton at Wembley looms on Saturday, there is an obvious comparison to be made with former England captain Wayne Rooney.A teenager when he burst on the scene, Rooney was prone to outbursts of outright rage on the pitch.Of course, his most infamous transgression came at the 2006 World Cup, when he stamped on Portugal’s Ricardo Carvalho and was shown a red card for his troubles. The quarter-final tie finished 0-0 and England were knocked out on penalties.Wayne Rooney EvertonIt seemed a natural conclusion to his fiery playing style. In the four seasons leading up to that World Cup, Rooney was sent off twice and booked 36 times.Yet both David Moyes and Sir Alex Ferguson noticed that the fire that burned inside the forward was integral to Rooney’s being.Even as he has grown older, he has never truly curbed that side of his game: he is still petulant at times, and he still gets booked, but he has brought those urges under control to a degree. He was last sent off in 2014, and is now a key player for Everton under Sam Allardyce.Alli’s abilities and physique are different to Rooney’s – the former is lithe where the latter was stocky and bullish – but they both have that hot-headed streak that can both win and lose a football match.Rooney, now 32, has had a career few can dream of, despite his occasional walks on the wild side, and that is something Alli can learn from.As Alli grows as a player, the questionable challenges and controversial moments should gradually become less frequent as he tries to turn negative press into trophy success.last_img read more

first_imgFive road paving tenders co-funded by the province and various municipalities will bring paved streets to many Nova Scotia communities this year. These projects have been identified as priorities by municipalities but are tendered and overseen by the province through the subdivision road paving program. Costs are shared equally. The five tenders being called involve the following projects: Cape Breton County:Westmount — Ballochmyle Drive, from Fulton Avenue to Ingrahams Lane; Melrose Avenue, from Fulton Avenue to Ingrahams Lane; and Skye Waye Drive, from Applecross Drive to Fulton Avenue.Howie Centre — Delta Drive, from Villas Street to the end of the cul de sac; and Riverbank Drive, from Wildwood Drive to Delta Drive.Lingan — Ainsley Court, from Ashdale Drive west for about 0.4 kilometres; Braylee Court, from Ashdale Drive east for about 0.3 kilometres; and Ashdale Drive from Old Lingan Road south to its end.The total amount of paving involved in this tender is about 2.3 kilometres. The tender closes on Friday, Sept. 8. Colchester County:Greenfield — Glen Abbey Drive, from Wilson Mountain Road east for about 0.6 kilometres.Onslow — MacLaughlin Avenue, east of Cottam Drive west for about 0.3 kilometres; Cottam Drive, from Trunk 2 south to MacLaughlin Drive.The total amount of paving involved is about 1.2 kilometres. The tender closes on Friday, Sept. 8. Halifax County:Lawrencetown — Lisa Ann Drive, Michelle Drive, Shepherds Lane, Megan Drive, Mark Crescent, Lester Drive, Renee Drive, and Trevor Drive.The total amount of paving involved is about 5.8 kilometres. The tender closes on Monday, Sept. 18.Three Brooks Subdivision — Three Brooks Drive and White Sands Court.St. Margarets Bay Village — Ashford Close, Fox Hollow Drive, Ashbury Court, Fox Point Drive, Fox Hollow Drive, Fox Ridge Court, and Magnolia Court.The total amount of paving involved is about four kilometres. Ashbury Court, and parts of Fox Point Drive and Fox Hollow Drive are being paid 100 per cent by Halifax Regional Municipality. The tender closes on Friday, Sept. 15. Hants County:Enfield — Daun Avenue, from Wilson Road to Boyd Avenue.Elmsdale — Pine Grove Drive, from Route 214 to its end; Pinehill Drive, from Route 214 to Beech Street; Lorna Court, from Beech Street to the end of the cul de sac; Beech Street, from Pinehill Drive to Lorna Court.Lantz — Green Road Extension, from the end of pavement at Green Road to the apartment building parking lot.The total amount of paving involved is about 1.3 kilometres. The tender closes on Friday, Sept. 15. All five tenders are scheduled for completion during the current construction season. “These five tenders are part of our Aid to Municipalities Subdivision Road Paving Program,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “By investing $2.4 million overall in this year’s program the province is helping municipalities build pavement in growing communities.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro, and Sydney.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe isolated northern community of Sandy Bay, Sask., is in mourning.The funeral for nine-year-old Drake Bear was held Monday.And this latest tragedy has some community members saying Sandy Bay is in the grip of an epidemic.APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo visited this community in crisis.last_img

first_img(The family of Joey Knapaysweet released this photo and a statement Thursday about his recent death. Above he is seen with his mother Micheline Knapaysweet taken just before his death.)The Canadian PressTORONTO – The grieving mother of a young Indigenous man killed by police in northern Ontario spoke out Thursday, saying the family remains in shock and still doesn’t understand why her son died.In a statement from the remote community of Fort Albany, Ont., Micheline Knapaysweet said the family needs answers about the death of her son, Joey Knapaysweet.“What did he do that was so bad that he had to be shot and killed?” Micheline Knapaysweet said. “I am so heartbroken, with so many questions unanswered.”Police in Timmins, Ont., shot 21-year-old Joey Knapaysweet on Feb. 3, in an as-yet unexplained incident that raised racial tensions in the city and sparked anger from the Indigenous community.The province’s police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit, is looking into the incident and has said officers responded mid-morning to a health-care building and a man fled.“There was an interaction between the man and officers, and one of the officers discharged a firearm,” the unit said in a statement. “The man was struck. He was taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.”His death prompted scores of people to attend a vigil – among them Timmins Mayor Steve Black – and denunciation from Indigenous leaders.Joey Knapaysweet was from the James Bay community of Fort Albany – more than an hour’s flight from Timmins. He had gone to Timmins to “seek help in dreams for betterment of his life,” according to his mother’s statement.His mother also released two photographs, including the last one of them together just before he left home.“I cannot sleep at nights, I need answers,” she said. “This is my son, my child.”The family asked for privacy, saying they were not yet ready to speak directly to the media.Black, who urged calm after what he said was a rare shooting, has acknowledged that relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the city took a hit.Knapaysweet died the same weekend as Agnes Sutherland, an ailing 62-year-old also from Fort Albany, who had been in police custody after an incident at a shelter. The Special Investigations Unit is looking into her death as well.The deaths, along with the acquittal last week of white farmer Gerald Stanley in Saskatchewan in the 2016 killing of a young Cree man, Coulten Boushie, have cast a harsh spotlight in recent weeks on attitudes toward Indigenous people.The Stanley verdict sparked protests across the country along with condemnation from the federal justice minister, with critics calling the justice system biased against Indigenous people.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – The Liberals will delay billions in planned infrastructure funds until after Canadians go to the polls next year, this week’s budget shows, underlining slower-than-expected spending at a time when the government was under pressure to spend faster.The sluggish pace of federal infrastructure spending has been a persistent burr under the saddle of a government that rode to power on a promise to ramp up spending for roads, bridges, community centres, transit and water systems to stimulate the economy.Tuesday’s budget showed that more than $3.8 billion from Phase 1 of the plan — which was supposed to be spent by the end of the month — won’t be out the door until at least 2021. A further $3 billion from the upcoming phase of spending won’t be spent until at least 2025, with the majority of that taking place in 2028.And that might not be the end of it, since the budget warns of further adjustments.The Liberals said the new numbers reflect when they expect to receive expense claims from cities and provinces. The process often creates a lag between when work takes place and when federal money is spent, and that lag time can be extended by labour strife, bad weather or other issues beyond Ottawa’s control.A spokesman for Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi said the budget reflects that reality.“It is not a reflection of project activity, which is well underway on the majority of the more than 4,000 projects Minister Sohi has approved, and which the Bank of Canada has noted are contributing to the country’s economic growth,” Brook Simpson said.Conservative infrastructure critic Michael Chong said the shift in spending means continued traffic congestion in urban centres, bridges in rural Canada that won’t be repaired, and delays in renovating and building affordable housing units. He urged the Liberals to ease conditions for federal funding to help projects along.“There is no dearth of projects out there that need funding,” Chong said. “The government needs to get a better grasp of its infrastructure programs and make them more flexible to the needs of provinces and municipalities.”NDP infrastructure critic Brigitte Sansoucy said the first phase of spending has gone from “an urgent, two-year plan … into a disappointing four-year plan.”Big city mayors last month pressed the Liberals to speed up the pace of affordable housing money to help with the backlog of repairs on units, but didn’t see that happen. Brock Carlton, CEO of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, said the budget dropped the ball on the housing file.“There is a missed opportunity here to kick-start the social housing repair dollars so they’re later on in the cycle, and we needed them up early now,” Carleton said.“The problem is now. The crisis is now.”The budget did add $1.25 billion to a loan program to help finance construction of affordable rental units, adding to the $2.5 billion unveiled in budget 2016. The Liberals predict the new money will go further than the original injection: potentially 14,000 units over three years, versus the 10,000 units over five years predicted in budget 2016.The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation opened the first $625 million in loans under the program to bids last year. The head of the agency has said it was over-subscribed by a factor of five, but no funding announcements have yet been made public.The budget figures land a few weeks before the Liberals hope to sign funding agreements with provinces for $33 billion in upcoming infrastructure spending.Provinces want the Liberals to let them use the money for projects already on the books rather than do more as the federal government wishes, arguing they lack the fiscal capacity to match new federal spending.There are signs the Liberals may bend a bit in negotiations: Last month, Sohi said the federal government would cover a larger share of cost for Indigenous and small community projects, which could begin to create some fiscal wiggle room for provinces.The Liberals are aiming to sign the agreements by the end of the month — the same deadline provinces have to allocate unspent cash from a fund set up by the previous Conservative government. The budget shows that just over $1 billion from Conservative funds won’t be spent until after next year’s election, with a further $2.4 billion scheduled beyond 2023.— Follow @jpress on Twitter.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd (KMRCL) has started evacuating residents of SN Banerjee Road from Tuesday to facilitate construction for twin tunnels under East-West Metro project. Eighty-six buildings fall between the 800-metre stretch between the Esplanade crossing and Subodh Mullick Square (Wellington Square) and residents of all these buildings will be relocated temporarily in phases for undertaking tunnel boring work.KMRCL has put up notices on the buildings to inform the residents to temporarily evacuate their homes. A number of shops and business establishments may also have to be closed for a few days with the west bound tunnel being dug. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaA majority of these buildings are old and dilapidated. So, steps are being taken to strengthen these houses to prevent any untoward incident as there will be heavy vibration during the tunnel digging process. Steel props, tilt meters, settlement markers and other monitoring equipment are being used in the exercise. The props are meant to support the structures from the inside as well as the outside. “The strengthening work will continue side by side as tunnel boring machine (TBM) Chandi will be digging the tunnel,” a senior KMRCL official said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayArrangements have been made for lodging the evacuated residents at nearby private hotels. The residents can return to their respective houses once the tunnel-boring machines have passed under their residences. The Anadi Cabin, known for its lip smacking Moglai Paratha, will be closed for four days sometime by the end of this week. Regal Cinema and the Shalimar Hotel will also be closed for a few days when tunnel-boring machines will cut underneath the buildings. “The last lap of the tunneling from Esplanade to Sealdah will require around 14 months to complete,” the official said. A similar exercise of evacuating residents and strengthening buildings had taken place when the tunnels were built along Brabourne Road as part of the project.last_img read more

first_imgPhoenix (US): Nordstrom has apologized to Sikhs for selling a turban they found offensive, but a representative with the U.S. community’s top civil rights organization said Saturday they are still waiting to hear from the Gucci brand that designed it. “We feel that companies are commodifying and capitalizing on something that is dear and sacred to people around the world,” said Simran Jeet Singh, a senior fellow with the New York-based Sikh Coalition, who said the turban has a deep religious significance for the men of his faith. “And there is tension over the fact that the very article of our faith has been the focus of so much hate and violence and bullying,” he said, recalling that Sikhs wearing turbans have been attacked in hate crimes, including a man killed near Phoenix a few days after 9/11. The current complaint springs from a Gucci head wrap that until Wednesday was advertised on Nordstrom’s website for 790 as the “Indy Full Turban.” The description said the “gorgeously crafted turban is ready to turn heads while keeping you in comfort as well as trademark style.” The Nordstrom website on Saturday still had a reference to a Gucci “head wrap,” but it was listed as sold out and it was no longer pictured. “We have decided to stop carrying this product and have removed it from the site. It was never our intent to disrespect this religious and cultural symbol. We sincerely apologize to anyone who may have been offended by this,” the department store said in a tweet. Gucci’s turban was first talked about last winter, when a white model walked the runway wearing it during a fashion show. Gucci had not responded to the criticism over the product by Saturday. Emails seeking comment were sent to Gucci through its public relations representatives and a corporate fashion services website. “When companies appropriate articles of faith, they do not take into consideration the discrimination Sikhs face while adhering to the tenets of their faith. We appreciate @Nordstrom’s recognition of this problem & apology; we hope @Gucci will follow suit,” the Sikh coalition said in a Thursday tweet. The coalition was formed after Balbir Singh Sodhi, a bearded Sikh American wearing a turban, was shot and killed on September 15, 2001, in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa when he was mistaken for an Arab Muslim.last_img read more

first_imgA small fire burned an outside wall of a two-story house in Felida on Friday evening, according to scanner traffic monitored at The Columbian.Firefighters responded about 7:25 p.m. to 5605 N.W. 149th St., to a small working fire on the right-side exterior of the home. Responding firefighters determined the fire was only burning on the outside of the house, according to scanner traffic.After about 15 minutes, additional units were canceled and a fire marshal was on the way to the scene.Additional information was not immediately available.last_img read more

first_img KUSI Newsroom September 29, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 3:58 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Posted: September 29, 2018 San Diego County Probation Department offers tour of juvenile detention center 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego County Probation Department Saturday will host public tours of the county’s juvenile detention center in Kearny Mesa.Billed as a “cared straight” tour rather than a “scared straight” one, the probation department is inviting residents to learn what it is like serving in a juvenile detention center. No detainees will be visible due to privacy reasons and probation department officers will route tour groups through an empty detention cell.Probation department officers plan to discuss techniques and coping strategies for serving time in a juvenile detention center as well as how a renovated ward in the facility boosted morale for detainees. Tours are available in English and Spanish, last approximately 45 to 60 minutes and generally attract thousands of families, youth and school clubs and other visitors, according to a county spokesperson.The probation department will hold tours at the county’s juvenile court and detention center at 2851 Meadow Lark Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Partners of the county and the probation department will host booths outside the facility offering programs and resources for families concerned about juvenile crime. last_img read more

first_imgIn an executive shuffle at UBM Plc’s Electronics division, former EVP of UBM TechWeb Kathy Astromoff has been named CEO, effective February 13.Astromoff [pictured] takes over for and will report to Paul Miller, whose responsibilities have expanded to overseeing the UBM Channel and UBM Design Central divisions while leading UBM Electronics and UBM Canon.“[Astromoff] will concentrate on the strategic positioning of our portfolio, drive our growth plan and accelerate the transformation of UBM Electronics into a broad based business focused on expanding our reach into the global electronics community, providing services to advertisers and readers and building upon the early success of our commerce initiatives,” says Miller in a prepared statement.David Blaza, VP of UBM Electronics, will also move into a new role, to focus on revenue and product development for the business’s media brands EE Times, EDN and Design News and Test and Measurement World while leading the sales organization. Wendy Yamaguma, senior events director who recently joined UBM Electronics from Yahoo, will be charged with driving strategic growth for events including the new Design event series, Embedded Systems Conferences, DesignCon and ARM Technology Conference.With UBM TechWeb, Astromoff completed the international expansion of the Game Developers Conference franchise in Europe and China, led the initial development of technical security conference Black Hat’s online presence and initiated and integrated multiple acquisitions, including the Online Marketing Summit.last_img read more

first_imgIn September 2016, another factory burned in the same district. Here, firefighters stand at the site of a fire at a packaging factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, 10 September 2016. Photo: ReutersFollowing a fire in Munshiganj, Human Rights Watch has urged Bangladesh to publish its inspection reports on how factories terminated from the Accord and Alliance are faring.“If the government wants to be considered a credible labour inspectorate, it should at least publish reports. It’s not just an investment in transparency. It’s also a strategic investment in business,” said HRW’s senior counsel (women’s rights division) Aruna Kashyap in an article published on the HRW website on Friday.She said over the past few years, the accord brands cut ties with 76 garment factories that failed to make their buildings safer. Similarly, the alliance brands terminated business with 158 garment factories. These factories are now the responsibility of government inspectors.Referring to Wednesday’s fire in a Munshiganj textile factory which killed at least six workers, Aruna Kashyap said, “Soon, the blame game will begin. Perhaps there’ll be a government-ordered inquiry. Maybe someone will be sent to jail. Then it will be business as usual, and the six workers will join a growing list of those who died in factory tragedies there.”Earlier this year, the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, a legally binding agreement between clothing brands and unions, was renewed. The accord covers more than 1,600 garment factories. Under the revised agreement, the accord steering committee can opt in textile mills. This means the mills could also be subject to fire and building safety inspections, and management and workers could be trained on safety measures.She went on saying, “Instead of rallying around the Bangladesh Accord, the Bangladesh government has protested against its extension. Unhelpfully, the government also announced it will begin a “new” initiative on fire and building safety.“The Bangladesh government authorities already inspect about 1,550 garment factories not covered by the accord or the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (another fire and building safety initiative led by American brands). In addition, government authorities inspect factories in sectors not covered by the accord or alliance, including textiles.Referring to the accord brands’ decision to cut ties with Bangladeshi garment factories, she asked, “How have these terminated factories fared? Has the government ensured that the factories took steps to make the workplaces safer? Were any of these factories closed down as unsafe?”In 2017, she added, Human Rights Watch spoke with workers from four terminated factories.“They had no knowledge about whether the government had inspected their factory and declared it safe,” she claimed.“We came to know it [the factory is not safe] only from some staff. We also asked the owner about it once. He only said that everything will be fine… We used to see fire drills here on the first Thursday of every month. But we haven’t seen this in the last three months – I don’t know why… I get worried when I think that our factory building is unsafe. But still I have to continue the job because I need it,” one of the four workers was quoted by the HRW.last_img read more

first_img Parents, stop beating yourself up Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Early on in Obama’s presidency, McConnell famously said his goal was to make Obama a one-term president.“We’ve both chosen to put policy before party. That’s how politics should be conducted, in my view,” McConnell said Sunday.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The senator said his first goal in life was to be a baseball player, “but I guess my passion for procedure proved stronger than my pitching arm.”McConnell pointed out that Obama has agreed to sign a bill giving Congress review power on any nuclear deal with Iran, and this week the Senate will take up a trade bill that is a priority of the president.“A lot of folks like to joke about the odd couple that was Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch,” McConnell said, referring to the late Massachusetts Democrat and the Republican senator from Utah. “But I think Mitch McConnell and Barack Obama may have them outdone. I had to warn reporters not to faint last week before offering the president some praise on trade. I’m even getting handwritten notes from the president these days. He sent one the other day to thank me for supporting the nomination of Loretta Lynch.”Ten Republican senators, including McConnell, joined Democrats and independents in voting to confirm Lynch last month.In his speech, McConnell was a realist, arguing that his relationship with Obama hardly comes close to the genial bond between Kennedy and Hatch who repeatedly combined forces on legislation. “What we do have, however, is common policy ground, on an issue we both think is good for the country. So the Republican majority is going to work with President Obama to get this done, even if we have to do it over the objections of his own party.” Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a handwritten note thanking the Republican for backing Loretta Lynch as attorney general.That’s right: The Democratic president and GOP leader, who have been at odds multiple times over the last six years, find themselves on the same page of late.The Kentucky senator spoke about his role in the latest political odd couple on Sunday during a speech at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston. McConnell was the inaugural speaker for the “Getting to the Point Series.” McConnell spoke of his aspirations to be a senator, occupying Kennedy’s office in the Russell building and his drive to get work done in the Senate, with his own outreach to Democrats. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Sponsored Stories FILE-This July 13, 2011, file photo shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. looking on at right, as President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Obama sent McConnell a handwritten thank you note for the Republican’s backing of Loretta Lynch as attorney general. That’s right: The Democratic president and GOP leader who have been at odds multiple times over the last six years find themselves on the same page of late. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) The vital role family plays in societylast_img read more

first_img Sponsored Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Comments   Share   Top Stories He was also president of Cuba’s National Sports Institute from 1994 to 1997.Gonzalez Lopez had been living for years in Mexico for his position at the Pan American Sports Organization.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy HAVANA (AP) — Olympic officials say Reynaldo Gonzalez Lopez, an International Olympic Committee member from Cuba, has died at age 66.A statement on the official website of the Olympics expresses “great sadness.” IOC President Thomas Bach calls Gonzalez Lopez “a very passionate and capable sports leader.”The Sunday statement says Gonzalez Lopez became an IOC member in 1995.He had a long career as a sporting executive, including as secretary general of the Cuban National Olympic Committee and executive secretary of the Pan American Sports Organization. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Mesa family survives lightning strike to home 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologistlast_img read more

first_imgThird edition of Destination Academy with TripAdvisor (DATA) event recently held in Asia Pacific brought together a diverse group of marketing managers, destination marketers and social community managers for a highly educational, informative and dynamic three-day seminar that combined practical training in digital marketing, crisis management training and best practice with case studies from successful destinations around the world.“In today’s ever-changing travel environment, destinations need to understand the value and importance of local, real time content and how to connect and leverage user-generated content to effectively transform their organisations. Mie Prefecture was chosen as the venue of the event not only for its rich cultural history but also for the fact that it is a lesser known destination with a wealth of tourism assets. These assets were integrated into the off site training activities. This allowed us the perfect opportunity to educate the participants’ first hand with real world examples,” said Sarah Mathews, Head- Destination Marketing, APAC, TripAdvisor and Chairperson, PATA.Over 50 tourism marketing representatives from across the Asia Pacific region came together for three days in Mie, Japan. During the three day programme, TripAdvisor held separate sessions to share new data on travel trends for travel research, planning and booking and provided guidance on how the wealth of user generated content and reviews may be better used to market destinations.TripAdvisor, in partnership with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and E-Tourism Frontiers, launched the initiative in 2014 in Singapore to improve the way that destinations use content created by travellers, and to help Destination Marketing Organisations (DMOs) succeed online.last_img read more

first_img FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Longtime CBS radio reporter Bob Fuss has died. He was 64.A close friend, Peter Maer, sent a note to Fuss’ colleagues saying the network’s Capitol Hill correspondent died Sunday from a rare form of leukemia.Fuss covered every presidential election from 1980 to 2012 for CBS Radio, but also was a fixture on the entertainment beat, covering 15 straight Academy Awards ceremonies.Fuss graduated from Stanford University at age 19 and got his big break covering the Patty Hearst kidnapping as a radio freelancer.Birth defects left Fuss walking with crutches, but he still skied and snorkeled. It even led to the title of Fuss’ memoir, “Kidnapped by Nuns,” after a group of well-meaning nuns mistakenly herded him into a group of disabled people waiting for the Pope’s blessing. by The Associated Press Posted May 28, 2018 8:30 am PDT Last Updated May 28, 2018 at 9:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Longtime CBS radio correspondent Bob Fuss dies at age 64last_img read more

first_imgTwo Syrian men were arrested late Saturday after a huge brawl erupted near the old Limassol port between various factions. They were remanded by the court for five days on Sunday.The incident began around 10pm when police received information that a number of people were gathered in the area armed with knives, bats and other make-shift weapons and clashes were occurring.As soon as the police arrived on the scene, everyone scattered. Officers managed to nab two Syrians from the group aged 20 and 26 who were taken to court on Sunday.Police said they were working to identify other people involved in the fight.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

first_img Categories: Glenn News,Glenn Photos State Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, welcomed Ron Beebe of Midland as his guest to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address in the House chamber on Tuesday evening. Beebe is CEO of Euclid Industries of Bay City and chairman of Awrey’s Bakery. 21Jan Rep. Glenn invites Beebe to State of the State addresslast_img

first_imgShare29Tweet29Share9Email67 SharesBy Chris Potter (Flickr: 3D Judges Gavel) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia CommonsOctober 17, 2017; New York TimesAmid the turbulence and internal disagreement within the GOP, President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have seemingly found an arena in which they can agree and find success: filling the more than 100 lower federal court vacancies with lifetime appointments of conservative jurists who will hold sway over legal decisions for the next 40 years or more and build a legacy for both Trump and McConnell.“The judge story is an untold story; nobody wants to talk about it,” an enthusiastic Mr. Trump said during his impromptu appearance with Mr. McConnell. “But when you think about it, Mitch and I were saying that has consequences 40 years out, depending on the age of the judge—but 40 years out.”Currently, the Trump administration is bypassing many Senate processes for determining these nominees. Tradition called for home-state senators to make recommendations to the president, with the president nominating from among those recommended. President Trump has relied on the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society, two conservative think tanks, to provide him with lists of judicial nominees, bypassing in many cases the recommendations of Senators from both parties.The large number of vacancies has resulted from a slowdown and refusal to act on lower court nominations when Republicans controlled the Senate during the last two years of the Obama administration. The unprecedented refusal to even consider Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court was pointed to with pride by McConnell, as he said “the single most significant thing this president has done to change America is the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.” The courts, not just the Supreme Court, are seen as a highlight for the president and the GOP.Currently, there are 147 judicial vacancies and 51 nominees, with 45 still needing hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee before they can be voted on by the full Senate. Six nominees have Committee approval and are awaiting a Senate vote. With a GOP majority in the Senate and the rules having been changed under the Democratic leadership to require only a 51-vote majority to approve a nominee, the possibility of many such lifetime appointments looms large.The nonprofit role in this process may not seem clear, as the complexity of courts and lawsuits seems distant from the urgency of daily work. But, while nonprofits work with immigrant and refugee populations, federal courts are making decisions on the Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban. As nonprofits work for clean air and water and promote science-based climate change strategies, federal courts are making decisions about environmental protections, oil drilling, and federal land protections. As nonprofits work on healthcare, education, and issues of equality and equity, federal courts are making decisions that impact this work—from minimum wages to who makes decisions about what is covered by healthcare and who businesses can hire and fire.The Supreme Court hears about one percent of the cases that are appealed to it. Most settled law happens in the lower federal courts, and these are the vacancies that will, like the Supreme Court, be filled with judges who will hold lifetime positions. “Many, many are in the pipeline,” Mr. Trump said of his nominees, promising that “we will set records in terms of the numbers of judges.” The conservative leanings of the source organizations that are recommending these judges and their support for corporate deregulation, tax deregulation, and other laws that influence how nonprofits sustain themselves should make who these nominees are a priority for the nonprofit sector.Both Trump and McConnell need a “win” with their conservative base. and it is unlikely to come via legislation on healthcare reform or tax reform. As reported in the New York Times, the courts offer an alternative path for conservatives to score a win and build power. By filling a large number of federal court vacancies with conservative judges, their ideology and judicial activism could hold sway for years to come.As the nonprofit sector grapples with a changing federal landscape, finding a voice on lifetime appointments to the federal courts may become a part of the portfolio of actions that need to be taken. Fortunately, there is nonprofit leadership working on these issues. The Alliance for Justice, Center for American Progress, National Council of Jewish Women (through their BenchMark Campaign), People for the American Way, Why Courts Matter, and others are sources for both information and means of taking action. A network of state-level Courts Matter coalitions also exists and offers training, information, and ways for nonprofits to weigh in at the state level. The enthusiasm of President Trump and Mitch McConnell at the prospect of filling these judicial vacancies should raise concerns with nonprofits as to just what the ramifications might be—now, and 40 years down the road.—Carole LevineShare29Tweet29Share9Email67 Shareslast_img read more