Anti-fascists say ‘Proud Boys, out of Philly!’

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Phiadelphia anti-fascists banner, Sept. 20.The fascist Proud Boys group posted notices on social media “calling all patriots” to Philadelphia’s Clark Park at 1:00 pm Sept. 19. By 2:00 pm, none of them were visible. Over 500 progressive activists did show up, who would have told the missing brownshirts in no uncertain terms that they were not welcome in Philly.— Photo and caption by Joe Piettelast_img

10 ways the rich stay productive

first_imgSmall habits and choices you make every day can help you build and sustain long-term wealth. For the rich, habits define their success. If you’re looking to be a high earner — or just make the best use of your day — adopt these 10 habits of the rich and famous.1. They Craft ‘Miracle Mornings’Beyond waking up early, wealthy people kick-start their days with energy and focus by cultivating powerful and positive morning rituals. “Waking up early is just the beginning,” said Jeff Rose, certified financial planner and author of “Soldier of Finance.”“My ‘miracle morning’ consists of identifying three things I’m grateful for, reviewing my daily affirmations, reading my daily devotional, exercising, reviewing my long-term and short-term goals, and then planning my day by the hour so I know exactly what I need to accomplish.”Crafting a positive, action-oriented morning routine promotes the focus necessary to get things done and prevents unnecessary distractions or bad starts. continue reading » 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Faulty foundation led to WCD road deterioration

first_imgDays after an examination was conducted on the Vreed -en-Hoop public road, West Coast Demerara, to determine the cause of the sunken area, a number of workers were called in to remedy the deteriorated section, reportedly caused by faulty foundation works.Remedial works ongoing on the Vreed-en-Hoop, WCD roadOn Saturday morning, a team of contractors were busy digging up the deteriorated area which covered about 100 feet of the road.A source told Guyana Times that the road began to sink due to defective foundation works previously laid by the two contractors – Surrey Paving and Aggregate Company Limited, a Jamaican company along with BK International Inc.Contractors attached to the two companies were on Saturday digging up the faulty layers and replaying it with other materials.On Friday, Head of the Works Services Group at the Infrastructure Ministry, Geoffrey Vaughn told this publication that the contractors are now standing the expenses to conduct repairs to the road, under the defect liability clause in the contract.He explained during a telephone interview that the contract has a defect liability period, which means any defects which develop, in this case over a year’s time, would have to be repaired by the contractors and not the Ministry.The head of the Works Services Group also pointed out that the Ministry is aware of the situation, hence, it is ensuring that the contractors remedy the road. According to him, “We see the defects, we are cutting the area out now and ensure that there is no further deterioration.”On Wednesday, workers attached to Surrey Paving and Aggregate Company Limited had begun drilling holes to surround the sunken section of road at Vreed-en-Hoop, as they explained that they were conducting an examination to determine the reason for the sunken section of the roadway.Guyana Times understands that days before the hole formed, the patch was uneven and rough, causing motorists to avoid using that section of the roadway.The project which was constructed to the tune of some $9.7 billion was completed this this year by the two contractors after several hiccups and setbacks.Back in July when the road was commissioned by subject Minister David Patterson, it was noted that the project was funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).Some 30.7 kilometers of the West Coast roadway was rehabilitated to include bridges and culverts, new ‘shared-use’ lanes for cyclists and pedestrians at key junctions, the installation of high visibility traffic signs and road markers, the installation of pedestrian footpath bridges, the construction of concrete drains at critical locations and the construction of parking lanes along identified sections of the road, the Department of Public Information reported.The expansion entailed the improvement of about 30.7 kilometres of the West Coast Demerara Road from Vreed-en-Hoop to Hydronie, East Bank Essequibo just about one-mile East of Parika.last_img read more

Hazard spells World Cup danger for France

first_imgTwo years later Hazard made his professional debut in Ligue 1 and went on to become French football’s brightest talent, twice winning the league’s player of the year prize and leading Lille to a Ligue 1 and Cup double in 2010-11.When a big-money move inevitably came, it was Chelsea who won the race in 2012 with a £32 million ($43 million) capture that now seems like a bargain.In six seasons in England, Hazard has won two more league titles and won plenty of admirers. But some doubt whether he has the desire to back up his immense talent and challenge Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the world’s best player.So far in Russia, Hazard looks like a man on a mission to ensure Belgium’s so-called golden generation live up to their billing by bringing home the World Cup for the first time in the country’s history.Handed the armband by Roberto Martinez despite Vincent Kompany’s return from injury, the Spaniard has drawn out Hazard’s leadership qualities.“I think Eden is in a great moment of his career,” Martinez said before the tournament. “Look at his age, he is the captain, in terms of leadership — he never finds it difficult to show for the ball.”– Leading by example –Fighting back: Eden Hazard (left) and Marouane Fellaini celebrate coming from 2-0 down to beat Japan in the World Cup last 16 © AFP / Jack GUEZHazard’s willingness and ability to carry the ball under pressure, jinking past helpless defenders, was in evidence as Belgium claimed their greatest-ever World Cup scalp by beating Brazil in the quarter-finals.With his side clinging onto a 2-1 lead, Hazard repeatedly carried the ball forward in the dying minutes, drawing fouls to offer the Belgian backline some respite.His leadership was also in evidence with a man-of-the-match performance, including a wonderful assist for Marouane Fellaini’s equaliser, as the Red Devils came from 2-0 down to beat Japan 3-2 in the last 16.In outshining Brazil’s Neymar in the last eight, Hazard may have put himself in the shop window.At 27, he has not hidden his ambition to finally make an impact on the Champions League, which Chelsea missed out on after a disappointing fifth-placed finish in the Premier League last season.Long linked with a transfer to Real Madrid, a move to Spain looks more realistic this summer than at any time of his Chelsea career, with Madrid president Florentino Perez often influenced by outstanding World Cup performances and Ronaldo looking set to exit the Santiago Bernabeu.Even if a move to Madrid does materialise, Hazard will be denied a self-confessed dream of working under another French influence on his formation as a player, Zinedine Zidane.As a child, Hazard used to study videos of the man who led France to the World Cup in 1998 — and stepped down as Real boss in May, to hone and copy his skills.Twenty years on, he’s just two games away from matching Zidane’s feat.To do so, though, he must prevent France’s own talented crop of Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann from following in Zidane’s footsteps in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000On a mission: Eden Hazard has captained Belgium to the World Cup semi-finals © AFP / SAEED KHANSAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jul 9 – Eden Hazard is one of the French academy system’s finest exports in the past decade but he could be the man to end Didier Deschamps’s bid for World Cup glory.Born to two footballing parents in the Belgian municipality of Braine-le-Comte, Hazard’s reputation spread across the border and saw him snapped up by Lille at the age of just 14.last_img read more

‘Tough tackling midfielder with class on the ball’ to sign for Liverpool?

first_imgFootball statistics analysts WhoScored put a rumoured Liverpool transfer target under the microscope – check out lots more Liverpool statistics at WhoScored.com.Liverpool’s 4-1 thumping at Arsenal on Saturday was only the sixth league game Brendan Rodgers has lost in the second half of a season during his three-year tenure at the helm of the Merseyside club.Defeat at the Emirates dented the Reds’ chances of finishing in the top four this season, though Manchester City’s loss at Crystal Palace on Monday night will have boosted Liverpool’s hopes of returning to the Champions League.With the need to swell the ranks due to the increase in football that comes with playing in Europe’s elite club competition, Liverpool need to be ready to spend big in order to improve.With Steven Gerrard departing for MLS in the summer, the midfield is a key area that needs strengthening once the transfer window re-opens and with a WhoScored.com rating of 7.19, Frenchman Geoffrey Kondogbia supposedly tops Liverpool’s wanted list.The Monaco star has shot to prominence this season due to Les Rouges et Blancs’ progression to the quarter final stage of the Champions League.Kondogbia opened the scoring in their memorable 3-1 win at Arsenal in February, turning out a performance that warranted a WhoScored.com rating of 8.9 and the man of the match award.His display in north London, coupled with his performances in Ligue 1, will have led to potential suitors casting a watchful eye over the French Riviera.Given Liverpool’s lack of drive in the middle of the park and Gerrard’s inevitable departure, links with a move to Anfield come as little shock.Emre Can has been converted into right-sided a centre-back in Rodgers’ now favoured 3-4-3 formation, with the Reds perhaps needing to bolster their midfield as a result.Lucas Leiva provides steel in this position, and that is highlighted in that the Brazilian is averaging more tackles per league game (4.1) than any other Liverpool player this season.Kondogbia, though, does not fare much worse, averaging a modest 2.8 tackles per league match, helping him gain a statistically calculated WhoScored.com strength of ‘tackling’.However, it’s his ability to carry possession forward that has won him numerous admirers. An average of 1.9 successful dribbles per game is an impressive return for a player who is generally viewed as a tough-tackling, ball-winning midfielder.Compared to all Liverpool players, only Raheem Sterling (3.1), Philippe Coutinho (2.9) and Jordon Ibe (2.8) are averaging more dribbles per game than Kondogbia. The three Reds stars are renowned for their dribbling ability, which only accentuates Kondogbia’s capability in this regard.Utilising his power and strength, the young France international would only improve a Liverpool midfield that can be considered lightweight following Can’s move to centre-back.Having failed to live up to expectations following a move to Sevilla in 2012, it could have been suggested that Kondogbia would be unable to realise his potential. However, after securing a switch to Monaco in 2013, the youngster is flourishing. With Liverpool needing to bolster their ranks in the middle of the park, the 22-year-old would be an astute acquisition given his current ability and capacity to develop further.However, the Reds would need to dig deep to convince the Ligue 1 outfit to sell one of their prized assets.With the competition they are likely to face for his signature expected to be high, Liverpool must act swiftly if they are to convince Kondogbia his future lies on Merseyside.For more stats on reported Liverpool target Geoffrey Kondogbia, click here to view his WhoScored.com player page 1 Geoffrey Kondogbia last_img read more

Work with vets earns Minister of the Year title

first_imgInternational Evangelism of Chatsworth recently named Julie Stranges of Chatsworth as Minister of the Year for her work with the Veterans Administration and the Chatsworth chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, where she serves as chaplain. “She’s a doer, and she’ll tell you when two and two don’t equal four,” said Frank Stranges, international president of International Evangelism of Crusades and the Theological Seminary of California. Julie is the secretary-general of both organizations. “She works, and nobody’s done as much work as her to distinguish herself.” She also earned a certificate of appreciation from Ken Clark, director of the Southern California regional VA hospital system, for her volunteer work on several committees involving the veterans they serve. The Milken Jewish Community Center in West Hills inducted figure skater Cindy Bortz into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday. Bortz, now 34, was born and raised in Tarzana and coaches skating in Simi Valley. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Bortz began skating at 8 and became junior world champion at 15. Also at that age, she earned the gold medal in senior-level tournaments in Moscow and Budapest. Patricia Smith, a pre-kindergarten teacher at Our Redeemer Lutheran School in Winnetka, has been nominated for the Disney Teacher Award. “Patti’s one of the most dedicated teachers I’ve seen in a long time,” said Linda Roff, a school board member at Redeemer Lutheran who’s known Smith personally and professionally for 15 years. “She loves every one of her kids and she deserves this award, wholeheartedly.” Since 1989, the Disney Teacher Awards have gone annually to teachers “in celebration of their creativity, innovative teaching methods and ability to inspire students while actively engaging them in learning.” The honorees will get $10,000, a $5,000 grant for their school and a six-day professional development institute with their principals at the Walt Disney World resort. The Canoga Park/West Hills Chamber of Commerces declared John Parker of Parker Brown Inc. as its Business of the Year. Carolyn Poppert of the West Hills Neighborhood Council earned the Volunteer of the Year award. The chamber also gave its Community Unity Award to numerous local businesses and officials that helped Canoga Park earn the title “All America City” for 2005. Among them were The Community Redevelopment Agency, the Canoga Park and West Hills Neighborhood Councils and the office of Councilman Dennis Zine. The greater Los Angeles Oncology Nursing Society named Cindy Mark, a registered nurse who works at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, as Staff Nurse of the Year. “Cindy is relentless in her passion for oncology nursing,” oncology department nurse manager Nancy Loporchio said. “She has a love for oncology nursing, and that’s demonstrated in her continued commitment to provide the best care for her patients and their families. She brings inspiration and initiative to her unit.” Mark began working at Providence Saint Joseph’s oncology department in 1994. Submit Community Column items via e-mail to [email protected]; fax to (818) 713-0058; or mail to P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

10 months agoAC Milan coach Gattuso acknowledges sack pressure

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan coach Gattuso acknowledges sack pressureby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso acknowledges he was under pressure ahead of victory over SPAL.There was talk he could be sacked if they lost.Gattuso said, “The Milan jersey and history of this club naturally means people expect more, including the club owners, Leonardo and Paolo Maldini too.“This team can give more, even if we have many young players who need to gain experience. Every time we look as if we’re ready to make the step up to the next level, we fall down, and that’s where we have to improve.“We also have to deal with players who can make mistakes and the San Siro crowd does not let anything go, but remember this is a tough league.“All I can bring is honesty. We look each other in the eyes with respect and clarity every day, as those are the elements we need to sort things out.” last_img read more

Video: Porn Star Mia Khalifa Outlines The Reasons That Braxton Miller Should Transfer To Florida State

first_imgCardale Jones throwing a pass at an Ohio State football practice.COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 18: Quarterbacks J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Braxton Miller #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes watch alongside Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes as Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the offense for the Ohio State Buckeyes Gray team against the Scarlet team at Ohio Stadium on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Noted Florida State fan Mia Khalifa, who is also one of the world’s most famous adult film stars, has been trying to recruit Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller to play for her Seminoles for weeks now. Last Friday, Khalifa tweeted at Miller in an attempt to persuade him to finish his college career in Tallahassee. Apparently she needed more than 140 characters to outline the reasons that the Buckeye star should make the move to FSU, so she put together a video for her full pitch. Among her pitches are Florida’s beaches and vacation spots, which he can’t find in Ohio, Jimbo Fisher’s coaching acumen, the ability to beat Clemson, and, of course, the girls of Florida State. She also makes sure to play it safe when it comes to NCAA. We’re not sure if this will help sway Miller at all, but it certainly can’t hurt.last_img read more

Annual Doig Day

first_imgDOIG RIVER, B.C. – Doig River First Nation is holding their Annual Doig Day on their Cultural Grounds.Thursday, May 30th, 2019, from 10 am – 2 pm, this event showcases the culture and traditions of the Doig River First Nations.School District #60 has made the trip out to Doig River for over 20 years.last_img