The Busmen are in a strong position to qualify for the zonal semifinals for the third straight year after winning their first three matches, including a 1-0 triumph over Persija at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City three weeks ago.“These are the type of matches you want to play,” said Schrock. “We welcome the challenge. It’s not just me against the other team, but the rest of Ceres.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. in Manila) with the Busmen looking to close in on a spot in the knockout stage at the iconic Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, which can seat 80,000 fans.Schrock is already familiar with rabid Indonesian football fans because of his post on social media during last year’s AFF Suzuki Cup that took a swipe at comments made by then national coach Bima Sakti about the Azkals being “half-bloods.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsPersija coach Ivan Kolev likened Ceres to a European team. “This is not a squad from the Philippines, they are trained in Europe and are like European players,” the Bulgarian coach said.Schrock is prepared for the hostile response from Persija fans, especially with the Indonesians needing a victory to get back on track in their group. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess After almost giving up, Obiena is Asian champ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES JAKARTA—Ceres-Negros star Stephan Schrock has played in front of some of the most passionate and lively crowds when he was still in Europe.That experience should help him as he and the rest of the Busmen go up against Indonesia’s most popular club, Persija Jakarta, on Tuesday in Group G of the AFC Cup in this populous capital city.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss
Forecasters say at least five tornadoes touched down as an unexpected swarm of destructive storms hit central Iowa Thursday.The storms injured at least 17 people, flattened buildings and forced the evacuation of a hospital.Jeff Johnson of the National Weather Service says there were reports of more than two dozen tornadoes, but that they all likely stem from the same handful of twisters.Marshalltown Fire Chief David Rierson says the city’s emergency infrastructure took a hit from the storm:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/TORNY8.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………to be evacuated. :13Justin Foss of Alliant energy says power is gradually being restored to their affected customers:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/TORNY6.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….natural gas. :13Foss says there are a lot of downed power lines creating a safety hazard for residents:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/TORNY7.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………cleaning these up. :11Survey teams are examining damage in Marshalltown and other locations where the tornadoes hit to determine the various funnel’s strength.Audio courtesy CBS News————————-
TEMPE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 10: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Texas Tech Red Raiders reacts on the sidelines during the first half of the college football game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium on September 10, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury is now the head coach of an NFL franchise with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.Kingsbury, who was USC’s offensive coordinator for a couple of weeks, was introduced as the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday.The Cardinals will be picking No. 1 overall in this spring’s NFL Draft.Who will they be taking?Well, back in the fall, Kingsbury said that if he was running an NFL franchise, he would take Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray at No. 1.Wednesday night, reports surfaced saying Murray, a top 10 pick in the MLB Draft, was expected to declare for the NFL Draft.In October 2018, Kliff Kingsbury said he would take Kyler Murray as the first pick of the NFL draft if he could.There’s a San Francisco Chronicle report that he’s expected to declare and Kingsbury’s @AZCardinals are first on the clock ? pic.twitter.com/ERF1lFz5qg— ESPN (@espn) January 10, 2019Now, we have ESPN’s Adam Schefter saying Murray going No. 1 is a real possibility.#Cardinals might be open to Draft Kyler Murray 1st overall and trade away 2018, 10th overall pick QB Josh Rosen, per @AdamSchefter pic.twitter.com/N0JO8XUvYv— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 10, 2019Most assumed the Cardinals hired Kingsbury to help Rosen, their former first round pick, but if the franchise really loves Murray, it seems like that could happen, too.
TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)One of Nick Saban’s top recruits from last year appears to be sticking with the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2019 after a brief flirtation with the transfer portal.Per ESPN, Saban announced on Wednesday that former five-star linebacker Eyabi Anoma has removed his name from the NCAA transfer portal just 24 hours after putting his name in.Anoma was Alabama’s top-rated prospect in the Class of 2018. 247Sports had Anoma rated as the No. 4 prospect in the country, the No. 1 weak-side defensive end, and the No. 1 prospect from the state of Maryland.He was also rated the No. 48 all-time prospect since the onset of 247Sports’ rankings.Nick Saban just told ESPN that linebacker Eyabi Anoma is no longer in the Transfer Portal— Rocco DiSangro (@RoccoDiSangro) February 6, 2019Per the reports, Saban convinced Anoma to avoid transferring.Saban just said he talked Eyabi Anoma out of the transfer portal.— Chris Cato FOX 13 (@chriscato) February 6, 2019AL.com’s Matt Zenitz reported on Tuesday that Anoma had entered the transfer portal. CBS Sports then speculated that Anoma might be a prime candidate to join former Alabama assistant and new Maryland head coach Mike Locksley back at his home state program.Anoma appeared in 12 games as a true freshman this season, making nine tackles (two for loss).Retaining Anoma is obviously a huge win for Saban. Alabama has lost former starting quarterback Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma) and offensive lineman Richie Petitbon (Illinois) to transfer this offseason.Earlier this week, two other Alabama players entered the transfer portal: defensive back Kyriq McDonald and long snapper Scott Meyer.
LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers watches first half action against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)One of the trendiest picks for the most improved team heading into this season of college football is Nebraska. The program is entering its second year under Scott Frost.Nebraska won just four games last season, but most analysts expect to see a major jump in production. In fact, USA Today has it ranked among the top six teams in the Big Ten.With the upcoming season almost here, coaches within the Big Ten spoke anonymously about Nebraska’s outlook for 2019.It’s evident that Nebraska has the attention of its rivals in the Big Ten. The two names brought up the most were Frost and his dual-threat quarterback Adrian Martinez.If the Cornhuskers are going to turn their fortune around, opposing coaches believes their coach-player duo will be the reason why.From Athlon Sports:“Scott Frost is going to get it turned around. He’s already set the tone, you can tell right away. That’s a different team in terms of behavior and attitude on the sidelines. We noticed it immediately.”“The QB (Adrian Martinez) is a hell of a player. He’s going to improve a lot over a true freshman year of being thrown into bad situations. As long as that kid’s at Nebraska, they’re going to be a problem in the West. They’re real thin behind him — they’re thin at most positions, which is why they’re still a work in progress.”Another coach referred to Nebraskas as the “most-talked about team” when it comes to recruiting in the Big Ten.Expectations will be somewhat high for the Cornhuskers as they enter this fall.Nebraska opens the season against South Alabama on August 31.
IndiaToday.in New DelhiMarch 16, 2015UPDATED: June 9, 2019 10:46 IST Anna AtkinsAnna Atkins is one of the pioneering women in history who was inspired by her scientist father. Here are 10 things you should know about Anna Atkins:1. Anna Atkins was born on March 16, 1799. Her original name was Anna Children, who was the first person to use photography to illustrate scientific studies2. Atkins’ mother Hester Anne Children, had died soon after her birth. Her father John George Children was an esteemed scientist. He had served as the secretary of the Royal Society and was also associated with the British Museum3. In her early 20s, Atkins began to make drawings for her father’s translation of the book The Genera of Shells which was published in 1823. She made approximately 200 drawings for this book4. Atkins’ main interest lied in the study of botany. Soon after marrying John Pelly Atkins in 1825 and she took up interest in plant collecting and botany5. In the year 1839, she became a member of Botanical Society of LondonGoogle Doodle has presented this special doodle on Anna Atkins’ 216th birthday anniversary6. Atkins’ husband as well as father were friends with William Henry Fox Talbot, who was the photography pioneer and invented the cyanotype process, now also known as blue-print process. She learned the same photographic process and took her first photograph in the year 18427. Atkins used her utmost knowledge and skills in photography and published a book- British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions in 18438. Atkins along with her friend Anne Dixon produced an album named: Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Flowering Plants and Ferns in the year 1845. She also published many other books including a memoir of her father and some on fashion.advertisement9. The British Museum featured her plant collection in the year 186510. Anna Atkins died in the year 1871 at the age of 72 years.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Anna AtkinsFollow BotanistFollow photographerFollow 216th Birthday Remembering Anna Atkins, the first woman to use photography to illustrate scientific studiesHere are 10 things you should know about Anna Atkins, the first woman to use photography to illustrate scientific studies.advertisement
All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Editors’ Recommendations How to Change a Light Fixture Without Getting Shocked 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home The beer can chicken is an interesting recipe, especially when you think of its probable origin story. Our guess? Four or five guys, pounding down brewskis (probably not IPAs, but hey, you never know), staring at a chicken, wondering what to do with it. Maybe they had intentions before they started their case race to do a nice roasted chicken. Maybe they were always intending to cook the bird whole on the grill. Whatever it was, one of those dudes — a hero to humanity — cocked his head, closed one eye (so that he could make sure there was only one bird), pointed at the fowl in question, and said, “Let’s stick a beer can up its ass.”And that, friends, is how we assume the beer can chicken was created. (More than likely, it was created by Big Beer as a gimmick to sell more beer during grilling season, but we’re not going to get into that here.)If you’d like to give it a whirl, check out this easy beer can chicken recipe below.Beer Can ChickenIngredients:1 whole chicken (3 to 5 lbs)1 12-oz can of beer (When it comes to beer, think about the flavor profile you’ll want. An IPA will give more citrusy notes, for example, while an amber ale or a light lager will give you those more traditional beer-y flavors. If nothing else, make a bunch of chickens and experiment!)Salt and pepperVegetable oilDry rub of choice (We recommend any of these dry rubs.)Method:Preheat your gas grill to about 350 degrees Fahrenheit or start the coals in your charcoal grillRemove giblets from a thawed chicken. Discard them or set them aside for gravy, if you wish.Rinse the inside and outside of the chicken thoroughly with cold water, then pat the whole thing dry with paper towels.Rub a light coat of vegetable oil on the chicken’s inside and outside, then do the same with your salt, pepper, and dry rub. Which dry rub you use depends on your personal preference.We don’t recommend grilling while drunk, but you shouldn’t exactly be sober, either. It’s un-American. So crack open a can of room temperature beer and take a few healthy pulls. Drink a quarter to a half of the beer (who are we kidding, drink half) and poke a few holes in the top of the can. Note: Technically you don’t have to use a beer can, but c’mon — who wants to eat “Diet 7-Up can chicken”? No one. No one ever in the history of humanity and no one in any day that this world continues to turn.Set your beer on a flat surface, then gently lower the chicken onto the beer can to create a tripod effect. Balance may be an issue, which is why smaller birds are generally better for beer can chicken.Once you get your grill to medium-high heat, it’s time to get cooking. You should be able to close the top of the grill — another reason why a smaller bird is best. If you’re using a charcoal grill, wait until the coals are an ashy gray color and make sure they aren’t directly beneath the cooking area. Note: Direct heat will cook the chicken unevenly. For help stabilizing your chicken, consider placing a disposable aluminum pan beneath the can or use a special cooking rack.As you might have learned from any time cooking meat (or from our podcast with pitmaster Chad Ward), there’s no precise, fool-proof cooking time. Generally speaking, you should cook the chicken somewhere between 1 and 1.5 hours. Start checking the internal temperature after 45 minutes, then keep checking every 15 minutes after that. The chicken should be ready once the thick part of the breast (white meat) reaches 160-165 degrees Fahrenheit and the thigh (dark meat) reaches 175-180 degrees. Having a meat thermometer on hand is essential for getting this step right.Remove the bird from the grill very carefully. This is somewhat easier if you have your chicken on an aluminum pan. If you’re taking the bird straight from the grill, enlist the help of one or two folks with grilling mitts, tongs, and spatulas.After you take the bird off the grill, let it sit atop its beer can throne for another 15 minutes or so. This resting time will allow the bird to finish cooking.You know what’s left to do. Start carving and enjoy. It should serve about four.In addition to being a marvel of human endeavor, beer can chicken is fun, easy, and delicious. The next time you’re drinking beers with a few buddies and a raw whole chicken, consider shoving a beer can up the chicken’s keister and tossing it on the grill. It’s bound to be a hit.Article originally published by TJ Carter on February 3, 2015. Last updated by Sam Slaughter in June 2018. The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: Redux
NEW YORK — Before her dramatic arrest in Canada, few in the U.S. had heard of Meng Wanzhou.Meng is chief financial officer and deputy chairwoman of the board of Chinese telecom company Huawei. The 46-year-old woman now faces extradition to the U.S., reportedly on charges of trying to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran.Meng is the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, a former Chinese military engineer. She’s likely his heir apparent. While personal details are scant, Huawei says she is married and has a son and a daughter.Meng started in a low-level position at Huawei in 1993 when she in her 20s and rose through the ranks in finance and accounting positions as Huawei grew. The company is now the world’s biggest supplier of network gear for phone and internet companies.Mae Anderson, The Associated Press
Basel (Switzerland): Jose Mourinho is gunning for a return to top level management and a third Champions League title, the former Real Madrid and Manchester United manager revealed on Friday in an interview with AFP. Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by United in December and said he would like to be appointed as a boss at a club where he can add to his European triumphs with Porto in 2003 and Inter Milan seven years later, and draw level with Zinedine Zidane, Carlo Ancelotti and Bob Paisley. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “If I can win a third Champions League, great,” the 56-year-old told AFP. “I would like to play in the best level, which is the Champions League. “I want to be (in the race to win the Champions League next year). Sometimes, you are not in the race, but you have to win other races.” Mourinho, who has coached in his native Portugal as well as in England, Italy and Spain left the door open to returning to those leagues or taking over at a club elsewhere. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “I can go back to a country I’ve been before and to be honest, I have enjoyed working in every country I did,” he said. “(Or) I can try something very important, which is to work in a fifth country and try to win everything in the fifth country like I did in the previous ones.” Mourinho’s time with United was his third with a Premier League club after two spells with Chelsea, where he won the title three times, and he isn’t surprised that England has four teams in the quarter-finals of Europe’s top competition. United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool have all made it to the last eight. “English teams are powerful, they have a very competitive league. Sometimes, it goes against them because many times, you have very difficult situations in the calendar,” he said. “The teams are good and strong, and you look at Man City, the level of investment. Top players, experienced players, top manager, experienced manager.” Asked about France attacker Kylian Mbappe, Mourinho praised the World Cup-winning teenager, who he says has the ability take over from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when they eventually hang up their boots. “He is there, he is ready for next step. When the big monsters decide to stop, he will be there, just waiting,” Mourinho said. “Sometimes, you can be part of the team that reaches something, and you are just lucky to be at the right moment at the right time. That’s not the case. He was very important for France being champion.”
Ian Martin, a veteran of UN involvement in Timor-Leste which the world body shepherded to independence from Indonesia four years ago, met with Ana Pessoa from the Fretilin party of outgoing Prime Minister Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri, who resigned yesterday after several days of demonstrations. Mr. Martin, who arrived in Dili, the capital, yesterday, has said the size of an enhanced UN mission would be decided by the Security Council on the basis of recommendations from Mr. Annan.The crisis, attributed to differences between eastern and western regions, erupted in late April with the dismissal of some 600 soldiers, a third of the armed forces. Ensuing violence cost at least 37 lives and drove more than 150,000 people, 15 per cent of the total population, from their homes into makeshift camps or to host families, according to latest figures tabulated today. The world body first set up the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET), with Mr. Martin as Mr. Annan’s Special Representative, in 1999 following the country’s vote for independence from Indonesia, which had taken over at the end of Portugal’s colonial rule in 1974. This robust structure was kept until independence in 2002, when UNTAET was replaced with a downsized operation, the UN Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET). This in turn was succeeded by the current, even smaller UN office in Timor-Leste (UNOTIL). Earlier this month, Mr. Annan said it was “obvious that the UN will have to go back to Timor-Leste in a much larger form than we are at the moment.” On the humanitarian front, the World Food Programme (WFP) today reported the completion of a second round of the distribution of two-week rations for 53,000 displaced persons in Dili, totalling 53.6 tonnes. Some 97 tonnes of food have been delivered to Ermera and Manatuto districts south and east of Dili.The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs said it had coordinated delivery of 80 tonnes of food and non-food aid to the island of Atauro off the Dili coast, assisting more than 1,000 displaced people and 9,000 local residents.The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced that a mass measles vaccination programme which was suspended last week because of political turmoil had resumed. Teams will be sent tomorrow to Atauro Island and will also begin vaccinations in Dili schools that have resumed classes.For its part the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has so far distributed over 1,800 tents, 2,400 plastic sheets, 17,000 blankets, 1,400 jerry cans. A second consignment of relief supplies is on its way from Amman, Jordan, the agency said.
Building on the strong heritage of the M Series Motor Graders, the new Cat® 24 Motor Grader “delivers high performance construction and maintenance of mine roads to improve mining truck efficiency.” The 24 Motor Grader is equipped with a 7.3 m (24-ft) wide moldboard and is application matched for medium to large mines running trucks over 180 t (200 tons) payload. An innovative, modular design means components can be removed and installed quicker and easier, in some cases, up to 70% faster when compared to the 24M. Standard Cat GRADE with Cross Slope improves operator productivity and haul road quality, which lowers truck tyre wear, decreases rolling resistance and reduces premature tyre failure.”The new motor grader features optimised weight balance and 15% more low-end torque compared to the Cat 24M. These features improve traction and help maintain consistent ground speed, especially when carrying a large load on the moldboard, working on grade, or turning under load. An 11% increase in machine weight provides additional blade down pressure and tractive force to increase blading performance, and Consistent Power-to-the-Ground controls engine power levels to offset cooling fan losses, allowing the motor grader to deliver optimum performance at all times.The Cat C27 engine with ACERT™ technology delivers reliable performance and prolongs target rebuild life by 33% over the C18 engine. The new 533 mm (21 in), 6-speed planetary transmission and improved rear axle bevel gear and final drive extend lower power train service life by up to 33%, substantially lowering service costs.The Cat 24 features a modular design that reduces downtime associated with the removal and installation of main components. For example, the transmission can now be removed up to 70% faster than on the 24M. Maintenance intervals for the transmission, hydraulic filter and engine air filter, as well as service life for the transmission and rear axle fluids have been doubled, which significantly reduce service time and costs. New front axle hose routings and guards protect steering components from external hazards and improve front axle durability and reliability. A standard transmission guard protects the drop box. Gear-slip detection protects the transmission by locking the gear out when slip is monitored.A standard fluid service center allows for fluid filling and extraction from one convenient, ground level location to simplify maintenance, reduce downtime and lower costs. All machine filters are stacked in a centralised location for improved access.The Cat 24 features 15 strategically located tie-off points to protect service technicians when performing certain service operations. In addition to standard mini-platforms, walkways, grab handles and non-slip steps, an available Working at Heights package offers stable, secure handrails and handholds for enhanced safety when working around the engine. The machine is Fire Suppression Ready, which allows for easy mounting and accommodation of most fire suppression systems. Additionally, a fire suppression system is available from the factory as an option. The standard rearview camera improves visibility behind the machine, while forward and side machine visibility is enhanced through optional front cameras. Inside the cab, a new standard seatbelt indicator provides visual and audible alerts when the seatbelt is unfastened, and the system reports the event to the office. A set of two 4×4 LED lights inside the engine compartment enhances visibility for technicians during machine servicing.The Cat C27 ACERT engine powering the new 24 motor grader offers a net power range from 399-518 kW (535-694 hp) and provides a 15% low-end torque improvement over the 24M. Two configurations are available to satisfy most global emission standards – US EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV for stringent emission standards, and Tier 2/Stage II for less regulated countries – both offering full power performance at maximum altitudes of 3,048 m (10,000 ft) and 4,572 m (15,000 ft) respectively.The automatic power shift transmission uses the Cat Advanced Electronic Control Strategy (APECS) for smooth shifting, extended component life and improved operator comfort. Two electro-hydraulic joysticks reduce hand and wrist movements by up to 78% over conventional lever controls, further improving operator comfort and productivity. The new touchscreen information display and keypad replace most of the three-position switches of the 24M design, providing an enhanced operator interface for more efficient control.The new Cat 24 motor grader includes the latest technologies to protect the machine from potential operating or maintenance issues including engine underspeed/overspeed, transmission slip detect, articulation eStop, implements lockout and fluid monitoring. Prior to starting, the machine performs a diagnostic of the coolant, engine and hydraulic oil levels and gives the Ok-to-start. While operating, the machine automatically monitors and alerts the operator of critically low fluid levels.The Cat 24 is MineStar™ ready, and the machine comes standard with Cat VIMS™ and Product Link™ Elite, which delivers advanced machine operation reporting through VisionLink®.
EHF CL ← Previous Story HISTORICAL SUCCESS: Skjern are at quarter-final! Next Story → German U18 NT coach Erik Wudtke: Bugojno is a great milestone for generation 2000 It was dramatic at “Blaugrana”, but at the end, home fans didn’t cheer for success of FC Barcelona Lassa! Now, it is more than obvious that France will have three teams at TOP 8 of the VELUX EHF Champions League. Montpellier kept +3 from the first match (28:25) and with loss 30:28 in away clash going further. Next station for the team of Patrice Canayer will be German Flensburg!Argentinian star Diego Simonet netted two last goals, the last one 10 seconds before the end to put his team among best 8 teams in Europe.Rivera, N’Guessan and Gomez netted five goals each for Barcelona, while on the other side, Melvyn Richardson was flying with seven…
IRELAND PROP Cian Healy is unsure about the future of veteran centre Brian O’Driscoll amid rumours of an impending retirement.O’Driscoll, 34, has been named in Ireland’s starting 15 for their last Six Nations match against Italy on Saturday in what could be the final game of his glittering 14-year international career. Speaking about the former captain, Healy said it was impossible to predict his next move.“We have joked with him (O’Driscoll) about it but you never know with him. He could go on for a few years so it is however his body feels at the end of it,” Healy said.Ireland have endured a disappointing Six Nations campaign with their only win coming against Wales in the tournament’s first week. But Healy insists motivation is still high as they look to close out their campaign on a winning note in Rome.“It means a lot for me to play for my country against any country,” he said. “This is the final game of this tournament against Italy in Rome and there are a lot of Irish over here. It is a big weekend, there is a lot of positivity around so it is hyping up to be a good game and I am looking forward to it.”Fantasyland: Expect goals, lots and lots of goalsThe 8 signs you’re an Ulster Rugby fan
Tuesday 31 Jan 2017, 7:50 PM Short URL Share Tweet Email1 Jan 31st 2017, 7:50 PM The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland headquarters. http://jrnl.ie/3215498 15 Comments I should have known that I should have had a boundary between myself and the service user.She said that on 20 March 2013, at his request, she called round to his house to help him pack his medications, as he was planning to travel.He asked her what she was doing that day, and she told him she was waiting for the bank to open. She said she told him she needed to transfer funds to her mother in the Philippines, for medical treatment, but that she only had €400 out of the €500 she needed.Alegarme told the inquiry that he then said to her, “Mary Grace, I want to help you.”She said she told him she did not want the money, but he kept insisting, and getting upset because she was refusing the money. “So eventually, I gave in,” said Alegarme. “I shouldn’t have done it. For the last four years now, I know it’s totally wrong.”Read: Stepson suing stepmother for share of Lotto win had his signature on back of ticketRead: Madeleine McCann’s parents lose libel appeal over claim they were involved in cover up 20,762 Views Nurse who took €100 from MS patient found guilty of professional misconduct “I’m willing to change. I’m so dedicated to my job and I’m really patient-focused.” Image: Google Maps By Liz Farsaci A NURSE WHO lost her job after taking €100 from a multiple sclerosis sufferer has been found guilty of professional misconduct.Mary Grace Dela Cruz Alegarme, who qualified as a nurse in 1999, was also found guilty of breaching the nurses’ code of conduct at the fitness to practice inquiry, which took place at the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland’s headquarters in Blackrock, Co Dublin.The inquiry committee did not make a finding of poor professional performance.Alegarme, who works in the oncology department at Letterkenny University Hospital, made full admissions at the start of the hearing today, including the fact that she took money from the residential patient in March 2013.Alegarme worked as a nurse at the Donegal Cheshire Apartments, owned by Cheshire Ireland, from 2008 to 2013. The apartments, located in Letterkenny, provide 24-hour residential care to people with serious physical and sensory disabilities.One resident, referred to as Patient A, is a 53-year-old man suffering from progressive multiple sclerosis who uses a wheelchair and is wholly dependent on others.Kate Meehan, who has worked as Patient A’s HSE key worker for 14 years, said she called into him on 20 March 2013. During that visit, Patient A said to her “I did a good thing for a friend”, Meehan told the inquiry.She said he then told her that Alegarme had told him she had a friend who was in financial difficulty, whom she would like to help. Alegarme then asked him for a loan, and he lent her €100, with the shared understanding she would pay it back in a few days’ time.Meehan then alerted management to the matter, and an investigation was conducted. Alegarme, who admitted to the incident, was dismissed from her position on 17 June 2013.During her evidence, Alegarme made a heartfelt apology for her mistake, and to Patient A: “I made a mistake, I was wrong and I’m so sorry. I’m willing to change.“I’m so dedicated to my job and I’m really patient-focused,” Alegarme continued. “I want this career and this job and I’m sorry for what I have done.”She said she began to care for Patient A in 2009, when he took up residence at the Cheshire apartments.Alegarme said he would ring her whenever he had a medical need, and that she would also take him on outings, with the approval of her manager.“I treated him as a brother – which I know is totally wrong,” said Alegarme. I should have known myself it was totally wrong but that was the relationship at the time. I totally looked up to him. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland headquarters. Image: Google Maps Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Little Big Shots – Melbourne’s International Film Festival for Kids – returns to ACMI to get kids get in front of and behind the camera to tell their stories about cultural diversity. The film festival which is for kids aged two to 15, will showcase 80 short films from 20 different countries. The festival will add the new component of a documentary filmmaking workshop called Kaleidoscope. ACMI will be inviting kids’ families from right across Melbourne to be a part of it. Kids are encouraged to bring along something that represents their family and cultural background to feature on-screen. The resulting documentary will be a fun snapshot of multicultural Melbourne, made by and starring this city’s kids. Kaleidoscope is a free event, proudly supported by the Victorian Multicultural Commission, and will take place on Sunday 12 June between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm in the Little Big Shots Festival Club (ground floor, ACMI). No bookings are required and kids and families are encouraged to drop in throughout the afternoon. Little Big Shots is a five-day celebration of movies made for kids, about kids and sometimes even by kids, and screens films that are guaranteed to make kids laugh, whoop, think and create. With 10 world premieres, over 40 Australian premieres and 13 films made by kids themselves, there’s certain to be something new and exciting to enthral and engage kids of all ages; from what it’s like to grow up in the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, to the challenges faced by a seven year-old blind boy, and how to best help out your parents when they turn into beasts. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
(WSVN) – Police are asking for the public’s help to find an abducted child, Mariah Kay Woods.Woods is a 3-year-old white female, approximately 2 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 30 pounds. The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office says she has brown hair and blue eyes.She was last seen at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26 in bed at her home in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Police said her abductor is unknown at this time, and could be anywhere.The FBI has now joined the investigation into the little girl’s disappearance.If you have any information regarding this abduction, you’re asked to please call the Onslow County Sheriff immediately at (910) 455-3113, or call 911.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Emmis Communications is nearly out of the publishing business. The struggling media company sold Atlanta, Cincinnati, Orange Coast, and Los Angeles magazines to Hour Media Group LLC. The deal closed yesterday for $6.5 million.“It is always difficult to make a decision to sell, but this step helps us to continue to address our debt leverage and to focus on our growth initiatives,” Emmis Chairman and CEO Jeff Smulyan said in a statement.This is the latest regional grab for Hour Media Group, which publishes several Detroit-based magazines, including Hour Detroit, and DBusiness.Hour also acquired the Palm Beach Media Group in January, with titles including Palm Beach Illustrated and Naples Illustrated. Hour now publishes over 70 magazines and custom titles, in addition to the digital assets and related events.Just hours into the new ownership, major personnel changes are rolling out. Mary Melton, editor-in-chief of Los Angeles, announced on Twitter that she has left the magazine after 16 years. Los Angeles editor-at-large Amy Wallace has also left.LA Weekly reports that layoffs also include publisher Erika Anderson, head of digitial strategy Audie Metcalf Ruyle, and copy chief Daphne Tanyol.In August, Emmis announced that it would sell the majority of its publishing division and focus on radio. The first property to go was Texas Monthy, which sold to Paul Hobby’s PE firm Genesis Park for $25 million in October. This sale was also followed by a high-profile personnel change after editor-in-chief Brian Sweany was replaced by Tim Taliaferro.This leaves Emmis with only Indianapolis Monthly, its first magazine asset, which it intends to keep.
Juneau Police officers made sure Juneau-Douglas High School was secure after a threatening call prompted heightened security at the school for the second time in eight days. (Photo by Casey Kelly/KTOO)Juneau schools have received five phone calls threatening school shootings in the past two weeks. In each instance, nothing was found, but the threats had to be addressed. Here’s how schools and police responded to the incidents.Paula Casperson says there isn’t time to be scared, “You have to go straight into decision-making mode.”Casperson is the principal of Juneau-Douglas High School, which has 650 students. The school has received two threatening phone calls — one on April 27 and another May 5.“I don’t know that it’s any more or any less disconcerting to have it happen more than once. We’re taking it seriously every time and it’s important that none of us get lazy in our response times as a result,” Casperson says.In both situations, Casperson decided to go into “stay-put” mode, which means locking the exterior doors, making sure all the students are out of the hallways and common areas and into more secure areas.“We continue with our teaching and learning environment. A stay-put allows us to continue instruction whereas other safety protocols, say an evacuation or a lockdown, would severely disrupt our educational day,” Casperson says.Within minutes of the high school receiving its first call, Yaaḵoosgé Daakahídi Alternative High School received a similar one andalso went into stay-put.Seventeen-year old senior Cassidy Legowski was in fourth period English. She said the teacher locked up the room, “We put the green sign in the window and we had no idea what was going on. We found out later though text messages and everything else that somebody had called.”The green sign indicates everyone inside is safe and no suspect is present. Legowski says she wasn’t scared, but her classmates seemed edgy.Of the five threatening calls to district schools, Glacier Valley Elementary is the only one that has gone into lockdown.“You kind of have to look at the circumstances for your school,” says Principal Lucy Potter. “We felt like if the phone call was in fact true, our students were in danger. At that point, we had kids on the playground, we had kids coming back from field trips. They were in many different places.”Potter says during a lockdown, teaching stops, lights are turned off, doors are locked and kids are moved from windows and doors. She says the suspicious call came in to the main school number and an office staff person picked it up.Potter says everyone experiences the threat differently.“When you receive the phone call, the way that you handle the situation or see the situation is going to be very different from a teacher who’s in their classroom with a student, and they hear over the intercom, ‘This is a lockdown. I repeat, this is a lockdown,’” she says.The superintendent says the first two suspicious calls that were made on the same day came up on caller ID as Skype.Juneau Police spokesman Lt. David Campbell says there is an active investigation into the calls. He says a detective is determining if there’s any pattern.“We view each individual threat as real and we respond appropriately because what we can’t have happen is allow us to get complacent and say, ‘Oh there hasn’t been a threat the last five times, there’s not going to be a threat this time,’” Campbell says.A JPD press release says the calls are not identical, but all came from a computer or electronic sounding voice. Other schools across the state in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Kenai have also received threatening phone calls in the last two weeks. Campbell says Juneau Police are working with the Alaska State Troopers and the FBI in the investigation. He says he cannot comment on if there are any suspects.Juneau-Douglas High School Principal Paula Casperson says it’s unfortunate that this is the climate schools need to work through, but it’s the reality. She says, for the past few years, the high school has gone into stay-put mode one or two times a year.
It’s illegal to sell big game meat, like that from this moose, in Alaska. (Photo by National Park Service)It’s illegal to sell big game meat in Alaska, but sales of subsistence foods are a constant presence on the social media site and regulations governing the trade of these foods can be inconsistent and confusing. Recently, a Bethel man has been ordered to appear in court for advertising moose meat for sale on Facebook.Listen nowIf you’re looking to buy or sell something in Bethel or the broader Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, you’re likely to land on Bethel Bargains. It’s a private Facebook page with more than 16,000 members. A brief glance shows posts selling a television, essential oils, a child’s snowsuit and items in a moving sale. Sprinkled throughout are ads for dry fish, seal oil and other subsistence foods from around the region.Last week, a post advertising moose meat popped up with a picture of what appeared to be one-gallon, plastic Ziploc bags, saying, “Moose meat and ribs $25 a bag. Text this phone number.”Alaska Wildlife Trooper Walter Blajeski called the number and spoke with a man named Arnold Lupie. Lupie confirmed that, yes, he had posted the ad, but said that, no, he had not sold any meat. Blajeski issued Lupie a citation and an order to appear in court. The citation is a minor violation, equivalent to a traffic ticket. If Lupie had sold the meat, he could have received a misdemeanor charge.“Now obviously, each situation is going to be somewhat different,” Blajeski explained. “The scale and size and scope of that operation will be taken into account.”Blajeski says that Lupie immediately removed the post.KYUK called Lupie. He said that he hadn’t known that Alaska law prohibits the sale of big game meat and that legalities can be confusing with people selling other subsistence foods.So here’s a brief overview of some of the regulations:Subsistence game cannot be sold in Alaska, except for rabbit or hare meat. Subsistence fish caught in state waters cannot be sold. However, subsistence fish caught in federal waters by rural residents can be sold to non-commercial entities. In the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, this means that subsistence fish caught within the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, by rural residents, is legal to sell. Migratory bird meat cannot be sold. Marine mammal meat “can be sold in native villages and towns in Alaska or for native consumption,” according to the Marine Mammal Protection Act.But bartering for many of these subsistence meats is allowed. The regulations are also different for the non-edible parts of the animals. For instance, some furs, bones and antlers can be sold.According to Blajeski, other Facebook posts advertising big game meat are under investigation. But he made one thing clear.“I don’t monitor Facebook or any of the classified ads for the purpose of generating criminal cases,” Blajeski stated.Trooper Blajeski discovered Lupie’s post only after a community member walked into his Bethel office and showed it to him. The community member claimed that selling meat is not part of the Yup’ik culture. Instead, sharing is the culture.But what’s also clear is that to have meat to share, a person needs the tools that make subsistence harvests possible, like gas, guns and ammunition, tools acquired with cash.
Former National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn leaves after the delay in his sentencing hearing at US District Court in Washington, DC on 18 December. Photo: AFPA federal judge accused president Donald Trump’s former national security chief Michael Flynn Tuesday of selling out the United States but agreed to delay his sentencing for lying over secret communications with Russian officials.Judge Emmet Sullivan said Flynn had behaved in a “traitorous” manner while he was in the White House in early 2017 and threatened to impose a stiff prison sentence, rejecting a recommendation by prosecutors that the retired three-star general benefit from cooperating and receive no jail time.But the judge gave Flynn the option to delay his sentencing, to better demonstrate why he merited a light punishment.”I want to be frank with you, this crime is very serious,” Sullivan said. “I’m not hiding my disgust, my disdain.””Arguably, you sold your country out,” he added.Surprise rebukeIt was a sharp and unexpected rebuke to the highest-ranked Trump aide so far to face a judge in the Russian collusion investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.Flynn, a lanky 60-year-old former head of the Defence Intelligence Agency, showed no emotion as he answered the judge’s questions as briefly as possible.Trump has maintained that Flynn has fallen prey to a “witch hunt” by the FBI and allied Democrats to undermine his administration.”The whole Russian Collusion thing was a HOAX, but who is going to restore the good name of so many people whose reputations have been destroyed?” Trump tweeted earlier Tuesday.White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said following Tuesday’s hearing that Flynn had been mistreated.”The FBI broke standard protocol in the way they came in and ambushed General Flynn and in the way they questioned him,” she said.Flynn has been a central focus of the Mueller probe.Two FBI agents arrived at the White house on 24 January 2017 — four days after Trump was inaugurated — to interview Flynn about his conversations the previous month with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak.The agents said Flynn lied about those contacts, in which he allegedly promised to remove sanctions on Russia even while the Obama government was in the process of strengthening them over Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election.Weeks later Flynn left the White House under a cloud for the alleged lies, but Trump persisted in defending him.In private meetings he pressured then-FBI director James Comey to pull back the investigation into Flynn’s Russia contacts, Comey has testified.After Comey refused, Trump fired him, an act which led to Mueller’s appointment as an independent prosecutor in charge of the Russia probe.An additional consequence of Comey’s firing was that Trump himself came under investigation for attempted obstruction of justice.Turning point in Russia probe?Flynn was one of the first to seek a deal with Mueller, admitting one count of lying a year ago but putting off his sentencing while he cooperated in the broader Mueller probe.So far at least 38 people have been indicted in cases brought by Mueller or spun off from his investigation.Flynn’s case reaching the sentencing stage could mark a turning point for the investigation: all the cases filed against non-Russians have been resolved with guilty pleas and, in one case, a jury conviction.Mueller is believed now poised to take the probe to a new level where people in Trump’s inner circle, including possibly the president himself, are implicated in wrongdoing, from collusion with Russians during the election to financial crimes.Little is known about the exact targets of the highly secret special council operation, but Trump’s repeated attacks trying to delegitimize the operation suggest he is worried.Trump foundation shut downTrump was forced on Tuesday to shut down his personal charity, the Trump Foundation, after the New York attorney general accused it of a “shocking pattern of illegality” to advance the president’s political and business interests.The state sued the foundation in June, accusing it of “persistently illegal conduct,” naming the president, his sons Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump, and daughter Ivanka Trump, who were on the board.The foundation had functioned “as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump’s business and political interests,” state Attorney General Barbara Underwood said.”This is an important victory for the rule of law, making clear that there is one set of rules for everyone,” Underwood added.