Wenger to lose close ally Law at Arsenal

first_imgArsenal Wenger to lose close ally at Arsenal as transfer chief Law steps down Last updated 2 years ago 20:07 9/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Dick Law futbol-tactico.com Arsenal Arsène Wenger Premier League The American is to step down from his post at Emirates Stadium at the end of September, dealing another blow to the Gunners’ under-fire manager Arsene Wenger is poised to lose a close ally at Arsenal, Goal can confirm, with transfer negotiator Dick Law stepping down from his post.The American, who has spent eight years with the Gunners, will be heading home at the end of September for family reasons.Bournemouth 8/1 to beat Arsenal Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 Law had previously worked as a scout in South America before joining the staff at Emirates Stadium.He has been heavily involved in many of the high-profile deals completed by the Gunners in recent years – including Mesit Ozil’s £42 million move from Real Madrid in 2013.Arsenal’s failings in recent windows have, however, seen uncomfortable questions asked of Wenger and those behind the scenes in north London.Law has not escaped that criticism, with the most recent transfer period seeing the Gunners land just Sead Kolasinac on a free signing and Alexandre Lacazette for a club record £46.5m.A fresh approach could now be taken when the next opportunity to add presents itself, with Arsenal set to have different personnel in charge of their dealings in January.It has been suggested that the Gunners could look to bring in a director of football to support Wenger and provide assistance in transfer matters.No decision has been taken as yet, though, and there are other options available.Huss Fahmy is one potential candidate to replace Law, with Team Sky’s former contract expert added to the Emirates ranks over the summer.last_img read more

Australia cut loose at the last to secure bonus-point win over Georgia

first_imgAustralia are poised to meet England in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals after making hard work of defeating a spirited Georgia 27-8 at Shizuoka Stadium.The Wallabies’ laboured win over the impressive Lelos puts them top of Pool D. But with Wales expected to dominate Uruguay on Sunday, a quarter-final renewal of the old Anglo-Australian rivalry, that has featured regularly in World Cup history including the 1991 and 2003 finals, looks most likely.It was wet and wild as the beginnings of Typhoon Hagibis flirted with Japan’s coastline. That meant a slow and sloppy contest, characterised by plenty of scrums, bad ball handling and knock-ons.This played perfectly into Georgia’s hands and the team ranked No 14 in the world frustrated the Wallabies at every turn.Australia coach Michael Cheika had made 10 changes from the team that thumped Uruguay, with David Pocock given the captain’s armband and Michael Hooper rested. 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The plan was to rest several starters for the quarter-finals but there was little flow or continuity to their performance, especially among the half-backs.Poor starts and indiscipline have plagued the Wallabies at this tournament and it was déjà vu at Shizuoka Stadium. It took them 22 minutes to register their first points against Georgia, before again going down to 14 men for a 10-minute spell after another high tackle.Isi Nasarani was sin-binned on 34 minutes for a swinging arm that connected with a Georgian head, and the No 8 was lucky not be handed a red. It was the third yellow card Australia have been given in just four games at this tournament, suggesting Cheika and his charges have failed to adequately respond to World Rugby’s crackdown on high shots.The Wallabies huffed and puffed in the first half but could not break down a committed Georgian defence. Australia had a staggering 80% possession but their execution was sub-standard, with heroic tackling by Georgia keeping them at bay.Nic White got the only try of the half when he sniped from the back of a ruck after sustained pressure. But the Georgian resolve held, the floodgates never opened and they cut the lead back to 7-3 five minutes later when full-back Soso Matiashvili kicked a penalty.Four minutes before half-time, Toomua answered with a strike of his own, but the Australian attack continued to misfire.In the second half the mistakes from the Wallabies mounted while Milton Haig’s men refused to wilt away. After defeats by Wales and Fiji and victory over Uruguay, Georgia’s elimination was already confirmed, although an unlikely win would have secured third place in Pool D and automatic qualification for the 2023 World Cup in France. That incentive brought a determined display against tier one opponents and attracted plenty of support from fans in the stands. Gela Aprasidze was carried from the field after suffering a heavy knock in contact 14 minutes into the second half.Five minutes later, Marika Korobiete eased any chance of a nightmare upset for Cheika’s men with a sensational solo try. The winger went on a roaring 50-metre run, beating four defenders on the left wing, before touching down behind the posts.But Georgia were not finished, and with 10 minutes left winger Alexander Todua burst down the left flank and touched down to embarrass the Australian defence.The Wallabies responded with late tries, one from Jack Dempsey off a rolling maul and then substitute scrum-half Will Genia, sealing victory and adding an unrealistic gloss to the final scoreline.But serious doubts must remain over Australia’s Rugby World Cup credentials. On this form, Eddie Jones’s England are huge favourites to make short work of the Wallabies in Oita on October 19. Rugby World Cup 2019 match reportslast_img read more

Stuck in the middle with you

first_imgBy BEN HARRISThe players maybe the drawcard of the National Touch League at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium but there is a group of volunteers who play a big part in the delivery of the tournament – the referees.More than 150 referees will take part at this year’s event with many of them using this week as preparation for the 2015 Touch World Cup in April.One of whom is English referee Shelley Grace.She and fellow English referee, Nicholas Richardson, are in Coffs Harbour to get some “work in the legs” prior to the sport’s international showpiece.“Over in Europe it is our winter so we don’t have much game time. We are out here to get a bit of coaching from the top referee coaches and get a bit of game time from the top quality games,” she said.She is looking forward to officiating the different style of the games.“They will be different to what we used to. They will be well-drilled teams, it will be a bit of a shock to the system initially and I think the heat will be a shock to the system. But it’s good to be here at a big scale event.”Federation of International Touch director of referees Ian Matthew said this week’s NTL was vital for referees’ World Cup preparation.“We’ve got the World Cup squads here, apart from the ones who are injured and going through,” Matthew said.“This week we will be identifying the referees with the tactics some of the teams are playing. Getting them to work as a community and as a group, and trying to get the best out of them as well.”You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2015 National Touch League in the following ways: Websites www.ntl.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au Social Media Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2015) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus (live streaming of select games will occur, stay tuned to www.touchfootball.com.au for all of the links)Related LinksNTL refereeslast_img read more

17 days agoLiverpool youngster van den Berg scores in Netherlands U19s win

first_imgLiverpool youngster van den Berg scores in Netherlands U19s winby Freddie Taylor17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool youngster Sepp van den Berg scored in the Netherlands U19s win over Moldova U19s.Signed from PEC Zwolle in the summer, the 17-year-old made his debut in the League Cup win over MK Dons.He has made eight appearances for the club’s academy side and took that form into this week’s international break.The centre-back played 82 minutes against Moldova, scoring with a tap-in after 33 minutes in the resounding 5-0 win. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Jaguar Land Rover’s Innovation Incubator Announces its First Class

first_imgIt’s been a year since Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) launched its tech incubator program in Portland, Oregon, and its first class of 2017 is now in session.This year’s initial cohort will include HAAS Alert, Mycroft, and OpConnect — startups that represent the fields of emergency response technology, artificial intelligence, and the electric vehicle ecosystem.JLR says its incubator seeks to “encourage, promote, and support new automotive, mobility, and connected car technologies that are being developed by U.S. start-ups.” To fulfill this goal, three new startups are added to the incubator every quarter and given six months to develop their businesses. JLR offers each of these companies ample resources for growth. Benefits include direct investment and services, development support from the Jaguar Land Rover global engineering teams, internal and external mentorship, and designated space within the firm’s Portland research and development facilities. By 2027, JLR’s program will have hosted 120 burgeoning companies.Of course, the startups aren’t the only beneficiaries. Jaguar Land Rover will get a piece of the pie from each entity. Here’s what JLR has to say about each of its new students:“HAAS Alert is a mobile platform for connected cars, autonomous vehicles and smart cities that allows first responders and other city services to send notifications to nearby drivers about road and roadside safety issues such as accidents, emergency vehicles in transit or first responder personnel on scene. The technology can also reroute traffic accordingly via navigation apps. Working with HAAS Alert, Jaguar Land Rover has the opportunity to explore potential links between connected cars and safety, and investigate new ways of keeping drivers better informed when on the road.JLR Incubator Event“Mycroft is Artificial Intelligence hardware that uses software to recognize natural language and respond to voice commands. Mycroft was built with open source software, which means that programmers have the ability to constantly contribute new features and modules and make it more capable, more useful and more fun to use. From reducing driver distractions, to increasing convenience and usability, Jaguar Land Rover is eager to team up with Mycroft and explore the many ways voice activation for the car can enhance the customers’ experience.“OpConnect sells and operates electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, a vital component of the electric vehicle ecosystem. Customers can use the OpConnect website to manage their accounts, locate the closest EV charging station and remotely check the status of their battery recharging. OpConnect charging stations can also be used to share data and manage fleet operations. Both Jaguar Land Rover and OpConnect are committed to reducing gas emissions by encouraging mass adoption of electric vehicle technology.  With the recent announcement of the Jaguar I-PACE, Jaguar Land Rover has shown that it remains on the edge of innovation in this space, and will partner with OpConnect to explore future opportunities.” Manned Flying Car Races Are Coming in 2020 A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing Behold the World’s Most Adventure-Ready Electric Motorcycle 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Editors’ Recommendations The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected last_img read more

RIBA’s House of the Year is the Stunning Lochside House in Scotland

first_imgRichard Fraser / HaysomWardMiller ArchitectsThe world of architecture is filled with countless (and often meaningless) awards. But there are a few that stand out, are highly coveted, and can launch a career into “Starchitect” territory. The RIBA “House of the Year” award is one such honor. Granted to one amazing home each year by the Royal Institute of British Architects, the announcement of the House of the Year award is always eagerly anticipated by designers around the globe. And 2018’s home did not disappoint. Cambridge, England-based Haysom Ward Miller Architects were the recipients of RIBA’s prestigious award for their design of Lochside House. Beyond the beautiful design, the bespoke home is off-grid and sustainable. Throw in some of the most stunning mountain and lake views in all of Scotland and the project resulted in something truly special.We love homes that blend in with their surroundings, keeping the natural landscape the star of the show. The folks at HWM went a step further, designing a home that both blends in through the use of natural materials and also mimics its surroundings through clever architectural shapes. Integrating the home into the landscape was an important aspect of the project for both the architects and the owner. This was achieved through material choice and by carefully situating the home on the property to limit the impact on the land. Next Richard Fraser / HaysomWardMiller Architects Richard Fraser / HaysomWardMiller Architects Richard Fraser / HaysomWardMiller Architects Richard Fraser / HaysomWardMiller Architects 1 of 6 This Little House in Washington Has Big Personality Desert Wing’s Sharp Angles Bring Drama to the Desert Shark House’s Dramatic Angles Have Serious Bite Previous Built Around Boulders, Creek House Blends Japanese and Brutalist Elements Editors’ Recommendations Built in three separate, yet interconnected forms, the home was designed to be as energy efficient as possible. By building individual modular buildings, some areas can be left unheated when not in use. There is a green roof that is meant to be the connection between the three forms while also helping to re-introduce native plant species. Along with the green roof, there is also an array of solar panels that help to power the home. Rounding out the off-grid features, the home has its own water supply and sewage treatment system.Outside, Lochside House is a blend of natural stacked stone and Scottish larch cladding. The wood planks received a slight charing using the shou sugi ban style to enhance the color. This charring also improves the durability of the wood, protecting against weather and insects. Both the stacked stone and the larch wood cladding were used to mimic the natural elements found at the site. The property is lined with trees while the nearby lake has a rocky shore. The architectural forms of the three structures, with their sharply pitched roofs, are meant to emulate the mountains that can be seen across the lake. Inside, Lochside House is decked out in a bright and airy Scandinavian style. White birch wood was used on the ceiling of the family room and also frames the doorways. A brick wood-burning fireplace, painted in calming bluish color (a combination of blue and warm gray) is surrounded by wooden, built-in seating. This fireplace is the central spot in the home that both anchors the rooms and provides heat throughout. The beautiful scenery didn’t just inspire material choices and the architectural shape of Lochside House. It also allowed the design team to create visual “moments” all through the home. By carefully placing windows and walls of glass, they framed outside views, turning the landscape into works of art to be admired from the cozy comfort of inside.For other off-grid homes, check out The Space by iO House, MAPA Architects retreat in Finca Aguy, or this guest house. Richard Fraser / HaysomWardMiller Architects 4 Tiny Houses You Can Buy on Amazon Richard Fraser / HaysomWardMiller Architects last_img read more

DNV GL Okays HHI’s Boxship Capacity Stretching Concept

first_imgzoom Classification society DNV GL has presented Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) with an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the shipbuilder’s SkyBench concept designed to increase the cargo capacity of large container vessels.The bridge and upper three decks of a ”twin island” design container would be constructed as a separate sliding block, mounted on rails and able to move over the length of two 40ft container bays.In combination with a resizing and relocation of fuel tanks and the utilization of the void spaces beneath the accommodation block in a traditional design, this allows the addition of two extra 20ft container bays.The resulting cargo increase amounts to 270 TEU on a 17-row wide 10,000 TEU ship, 450 TEU on a 23-row wide 19,000 TEU ship and 350 TEU on a 20-row wide 14,000 TEU vessel.”We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to DNV GL for the approval of our SkyBench concept design,” said Yoon Moon-kyoon, Senior Executive Vice President & COO of HHI’s Shipbuilding Division.”As we have been doing over the past four decades, we will continue to provide competitive ships differentiated from others in terms of quality, reliability and technological capabilities to our valued clients. I believe that SkyBench, like many other previous technological breakthroughs we have shown to the world, will surely bring benefits to our customers.”The SkyBench mechanism takes ten minutes to operate, using four electric drive train units to move the block backwards from its normal position.The two 40ft side casings on which the accommodation block rests provide structural strength and hold lifeboats, provision cranes and utility rooms. In an emergency, the sliding block is detachable and is designed to float independently of the vessel.”This was an extremely interesting and exciting project and we are very pleased that HHI selected us to work with them to realize this concept,” said Tor E. Svensen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime. ”The SkyBench shows how the industry’s increased focus on efficiency and maximizing transport capacity has really sparked innovation in design and operation. Additionally, the potential of this design to offset reduced cargo capacity when choosing LNG as ship fuel means that HHI can offer a design tailored to meet stricter sulphur emission limits in the future.”last_img read more

DR Congo UN mission chief concerned over violence in troubled North Kivu

Roger Meece, the Special Representative of the Secretary General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and head of the UN Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), expressed his support for the Government’s intention to investigate the violence and bring the perpetrators to justice.The presence of various warring groups has wreaked havoc in North Kivu over the past decade, heightening insecurity and forced thousands of people to flee their homes. UN aid workers recently estimated that 890,000 people are internally displaced in the province.In late July and early August members of armed groups raped hundreds of people in North Kivu, including more than two dozen children.Last week, the Security Council urged the Government to take “swift and fair” action to bring the perpetrators of the rapes to justice, to assist victims of sexual abuse, and to support efforts by civil society groups and others to prevent further violence.In the wake of the rapes, MONUSCO launched Operation Shop Window to enhance the protection of civilians in the areas where the sexual violence occurred.The mission has reported that the operation has resulted in the arrests of some suspected human rights abusers and a return of many internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their homes. 22 September 2010The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today voiced deep concern over continuing violence in the eastern province of North Kivu, where the Government is investigating a series of recent killings. read more

Gallery Ohio State kicks off spring practice

The OSU football team returned to the practice field on March 10 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, less than 2 months after the Buckeyes beat Oregon in the 1st-ever College Football Playoff National Championship. Credit: Tim Moody / Sports editorThe Ohio State football team kicked off its spring practice sessions on Tuesday, less than two months after the Buckeyes beat Oregon, 42-20, in the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship.A few familiar faces were back in the fold, including redshirt-senior quarterback Braxton Miller, as the Buckeyes get set for 14 spring practices, ending with the Spring Game on April 18 at Ohio Stadium.OSU’s 2015 season is scheduled to begin Sept. 7 against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.

Sri Lanka blocks Facebook social media amid riots

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AFP) — Sri Lanka on Wednesday blocked access to Facebook and suspended internet services in a troubled central district after police warned that rioters were using social media to spread anti-Muslim sentiment.Image captionKandy in the centre of the country has been the focus of the violence (BBC photo)The government declared an island-wide state of emergency Tuesday and imposed curfews across Kandy after days of rioting claimed at least two lives and left Muslim homes and businesses in ruins.Schools were shut across Kandy, a hill station popular with tourists, as rioters defied curfews and clashed with police who used teargas to disperse the mobs.A senior government source said Sri Lanka’s telecoms regulator had asked internet providers to block access to Facebook and other social media platforms to stop the unrest spreading.“This is a temporary measure and we will have the restrictions removed soon,” a top official told AFP on condition of anonymity.He said police had already identified anti-Muslim messages being shared on social networks, including a video posted by a hardline Buddhist monk urging violence against Muslims.Authorities suspended internet access entirely to curfew-bound Kandy after discovering rioters were using online messaging services like WhatsApp to coordinate attacks on Muslim properties.Sri Lankan telecoms providers said they would be blocking certain social networks following an order from the island’s regulator.“Access to certain social media sites and messaging platforms will be restricted with immediate effect until further notice,” Sri Lanka’s largest mobile phone provider Dialog said in a statement.The internet blackout in Kandy, 115 kilometres (72 miles) east of Colombo, has also affected media organisations to get pictures and video footage from the region.Censorship and media oppression was used widely by strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse, who for a decade in power ordered local internet providers to block anti-government sentiment online.His successor President Maithripala Sirisena was elected in 2015 promising an end to draconian government restrictions, but some websites critical of the government remain blocked. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSri Lanka declares state of emergency after Buddhist-Muslim clashMarch 6, 2018In “latest news”Sri Lanka attacks: Mass funerals held as nation mournsApril 23, 2019In “Crime”Commonwealth Observers, headed by Jagdeo found Sri Lanka Elections was marked by large-scale abuse of state resourcesJanuary 10, 2015In “World” read more

Drago Vukovic about Stefansson Iceland wont miss him to much

One of the best Croatian players in the 2011, left back of German Lubecke, Drago Vukovic (29) thinks that decision of Olafur Stefansson to miss next EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia won’t be a problem for Iceland:– That will be tough openning game. Iceland is very good team. Many of the players are from Bundesliga. They play very good defense with fantastic Sigurdsson in counter attack. We have to impose our style, if we want to take two points at the beginning – said Vukovic for Balkan-Handball.com.How much they will miss Olafur Stefansson?– He is their handball legend. He wins a lot of game, but also, miss some in the finish. Petersson plays fantastic in Fuchse Berlin and he is ready to replace him. They won’t miss Stefansson too much.Slovenia and Norway?– We had tough match against Norway at the start of EHF EURO 2010 in Austria. It will be tough match, we must not underestimate Scandinavians. Slovenia has a young team, full motivated and ready for a challenge. ← Previous Story EHF EURO 2012: A List of “TOP 10” Handball Stars! Next Story → Slovakia is ready for Serbia – Heister announced official squad! Drago VukovicEHF EURO 2012 read more

Facebook tries to avoid future headaches by asking EU to review WhatsApp

first_imgFACEBOOK HAS ASKED the European Commission (EC) to review its $19 billion takeover of the messaging app WhatsApp.The company has approached the EC to see if it would review the deal. The EC has informed the national competition authorities of the request, according to The Wall Street Journal.The review, which could end up turning into an official investigation, could allow Facebook to avoid individual reviews from any EU member states, and avoid any surprises that might spring up.It also faces pressure from European telecom companies who believe that WhatsApp would give it a dominant position in the instant messaging market here.For EU authorities to review the deal, Facebook must prove that it’s under review in at least three EU countries, although its not clear if any regulators were looking at lodging investigations that could halt it.Since Facebook has submitted a request to the competition commission, member states with permission to review the deal at a national level can veto the request for the EC to take the case.The deal, which was announced back in February, was approved in the US Federal Trade Commission in April.Read: Iranian judge summons Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg over privacy complaints >Read: Spotify suffers security breach, but only one user was affected >last_img read more

One a day 330 planes carrying weapons landed in Shannon Airport last

first_img THE GOVERNMENT APPROVED 334 applications for military flights to land in Shannon Airport in 2017, representing over a third of the total number of exemptions across all Irish airports for the year.Independents 4 Change TD Clare Daly described the figures as “utterly, utterly shameful”, and clear evidence that “Shannon is a de facto American military base”.As a neutral country, Ireland refrains from taking part in other countries’ military operations, as stated by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross:“Under the terms of the Air Navigation (Carriage of Munitions of War, Weapons and Dangerous Goods) Order 1973 the carriage of weapons and munitions of war is prohibited in any civil aircraft in Irish airspace and on board any Irish registered aircraft, unless an exemption is granted by the Minister.”Airlines that wish to carry weapons or munitions through Irish airspace or airports are allowed to apply for an exemption to let them refuel.Shannon Airport in particular has been the focus of attention under this exemption, as the US military has been using it since 2002 for flights en route to the Middle East.Last year, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport received 340 applications for exemptions under the Air Navigation Order 1973 for flights seeking to land at Shannon Airport. 334 of these applications were granted, and six were refused.Across the country, a total of 944 applications were received for exemption – 919 of these were approved and 25 were rejected. Two were withdrawn.The Minister for Transport Shane Ross gave the figures in response to a Parliamentary Question from Clare Daly about Shannon Airport last week.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Daly said that the figures were “absolutely disgraceful”, but “not a bit surprising”.“Despite the huge numbers of weapons exemptions issued, and the fact that thousands of US troops pass through Shannon every month, the government continues to deny that Shannon is a de facto American military base, even though it’s patently obvious that’s what it’s operating as. By Gráinne Ní Aodha Monday 26 Feb 2018, 6:15 AM Share931 Tweet Email6 30,183 Views Image: RollingNews.ie http://jrnl.ie/3861764 93 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article One a day: 330 planes carrying weapons landed in Shannon Airport last year Dublin TD Clare Daly said that the figures were “absolutely disgraceful”, but “not a bit surprising”. Feb 26th 2018, 6:16 AM The IAA is consulted in relation to aviation safety issues for applications involving munitions that are also categorised as dangerous goods. If any of these bodies objects, an exemption will generally not be granted.Ross also said that the ongoing internal review of the Air Navigation Order 1973 – which seeks to ascertain whether aspects of the Order can been changed – will be completed in the coming weeks.“I should point out that the internal review is examining the Statutory Instrument primarily from an administrative and legal perspective,” he said.“There is no proposal to change the long-standing government policy of permitting aircraft used by the defence forces of various nations to transit through Irish airspace and airports, subject to appropriate terms and conditions.”Read: Ireland has refused 19 applications to carry weapons through Ireland this yearRead: Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why ‘plane on way to Nato air base’ was allowed to stop in Ireland Image: RollingNews.ie Short URL They continue to peddle the absolute fiction that these American aircraft and the troops on them are just passing through on their holidays – when the number of exemptions issued to allow the aircraft to carry weapons makes it absolutely crystal clear that they’re engaged in military exercises.“It is an utterly, utterly shameful situation in a neutral country.”In his address to the Dáil, the Transport Minister said that the Chicago Convention states that “no civil aircraft may carry munitions of war over a state without that state’s permission”.But in accordance with the provisions of the 1973 Order, airlines can apply for exemptions from the Irish State up to 48 hours prior to the flight.“My department seeks the views of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in relation to foreign policy issues and the Department of Justice and Equality in relation to security issues.last_img read more

Trump calls North Korean leader a pretty smart cookie but isnt sure

first_img By AFP Source: Face The Nation/YouTubeUS PRESIDENT DONALD Trump offered some backhanded praise for North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, calling him “a pretty smart cookie” in a television interview that aired today.Trump’s almost admiring remarks came amid soaring tensions with North Korea over its missile and nuclear programmes, with an alarmed Washington looking to China for help in reining in Kim.Trump said he had “no idea” whether Kim was sane or not, but said the North Korean leader had faced a formidable challenge in taking over the country at a reported age of 27 after his father’s death in 2011.“He’s dealing with obviously very tough people, in particular the generals and others. And at a very young age, he was able to assume power,” Trump said in the interview with CBS’s Face the Nation. It is a chess game. I just don’t want people to know what my thinking is. So eventually, he will have a better delivery system. And if that happens, we can’t allow it to happen.His interview on Face the Nation marks Trump’s first 100 days in office, and covers a wide range of issues including allegations of Russian hacking, Medicare and what he’s learned in his first few months as US President. Source: Face The Nation/YouTubePractice conflictSouth Korea and the United States wrapped up their annual large-scale military drills on Sunday, but continued a separate joint naval exercise that has triggered dire threats from nuclear-armed North Korea.Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been running sky-high for weeks, with signs that the North might be preparing a long-range missile launch or a sixth nuclear test – and with Washington refusing to rule out a military strike in response.The massive ‘Foal Eagle’ drill, which the defence ministry in Seoul said was ending as scheduled on Sunday, involved around 20,000 South Korean and 10,000 US troops.Another annual joint exercise known as ‘Key Resolve’ ended last month.Both play out scenarios for a conflict with North Korea, but Seoul and Washington insist they are purely defensive in nature, despite Pyongyang’s claims that they are provocative rehearsals for invasion.Hours before yesterday’s test by North Korea, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned of “catastrophic consequences” if the international community does not act more forcefully to sanction Pyongyang.© – AFP 2017Read: 100 days in, how many of President Trump’s campaign promises have been kept?Read: Michelle Obama rules out running for elected office Short URL Sunday 30 Apr 2017, 5:15 PM 33 Comments Share Tweet Email1 https://jrnl.ie/3367050 15,485 Views A lot of people, I’m sure, tried to take that power away, whether it was his uncle or anybody else. And he was able to do it.“So obviously, he’s a pretty smart cookie,” he said. Source: Koji Sasahara/PA Images“But we have a situation that we just cannot let – we cannot let what’s been going on for a long period of years continue,” Trump added.He then blamed the Obama, Bush and Clinton administration for “not taking care of” the North Korean situation before.North Korea test-fired another missile yesterday, the latest in a drumbeat that has aroused US fears that the regime may be close to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the US mainland with a nuclear warhead.South Korea said the latest test was a failure. Trump refused comment on whether the United States had anything to do with the test failure. Trump calls North Korean leader ‘a pretty smart cookie’ – but isn’t sure if he’s sane The comments came as both North and South Korea tested missiles over the weekend. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 30th 2017, 5:15 PM last_img read more

Cold Front comes with squalls gale force winds limits ocean activity

first_img Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia #MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 24, 2017 – The squally rain and brisk winds come ahead of a cold front and should be with us for today only says the forecast from the Bahamas Department of Meteorology.   This cold front is moving directly toward us on a south easterly path and will ruin some beach plans and water sports adventures and fishing expeditions today as beach goers are being asked to watch themselves in the ocean due to rip currents and rough surf conditions.Small boat operators are advised to stay in port; seas today swell to 16 feet for some islands in The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos chain.  Winds are gusting to as high as 35mph at times and are forecast at 20 to 30 knots.   The fast moving cold front has with it thunderstorms which on Sunday led to a massive power outage on Grand Bahama island in The Bahamas.  We are forecast to get some of that activity here in the Turks and Caicos, with cloudy skies and rain.The cold front should roll out of the area by later today.   Gale force winds will follow the cold front, so expect strong winds again behind the chilly weather.   Temperatures are forecast at 78°H for Provo, 79°H for Grand Turk and 74° and 75° degrees as the overnight low for the two main islands. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissionercenter_img Recommended for you TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Forcelast_img read more

UPDATE Crash cleared from I5 south bridge

first_imgA collision between a big rig and a passenger car blocked the right lane of the southbound Interstate 5 Bridge on Wednesday afternoon. The Washington Department of Transportation helped direct traffic while troopers with the Washington State Patrol investigated the accident, said Trooper Will Finn, spokesman for the State Patrol. The accident occurred around 2:55 p.m. and there are no known injuries to either driver. Cars were getting by in the left two lanes, backing up traffic to Mill Plain Boulevard before the accident was cleared.last_img

Davie gas station robber flashes gun steals cash

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for an armed man who, they said, got away with a few hundred dollars from a gas station in Davie, Monday morning.According to Davie Police, the robber went inside the Chevron station, located near the intersection of Nova Drive and South University Drive, just after 10 a.m., and handed the clerk a note demanding money.The subject is also accused of showing the clerk a gun that was in his waistband. He took off with $450.The robber could be seen driving a 2000 to 2005 black Nissan Frontier pickup truck. He remains at large.If you have any information on this robbery, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

UPDATE Town Wide Flu Clinic Set For October 20

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Health Department is hosting a Town Wide Flu Clinic for residents ages 5 & up on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 9am to noon, at Wilmington Town Hall.Here is what you need to know about the town’s flu clinics:Free of Charge.Remember to bring your insurance cards.Vaccine will be available even if you do not have insurance.Please do not arrive earlier than the specified time.Anyone allergic to eggs or egg products must not take this vaccine.Anyone with a fever should delay vaccination.All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.Injectable vaccine and flu mist will be available. High dose will NOT be available.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedFREE FLU SHOTS: Town Wide Flu Clinic Announced For October 7 & 11In “5 Things To Do Today”FREE Town-Wide Flu Clinic On October 17 At Town HallIn “Government”Town Announces 2 Free Flu Clinics; Offers Flu Prevention TipsIn “Government”last_img read more

Borough Assembly Upholds School Funding Veto

first_imgWhen the Matanuska Susitna Borough Assembly unanimously approved a 350 thousand dollar appropriation for the Mat Su School District two weeks ago, it was all part of an amiable budget process that finished with a lowered mill rate and no cuts to services. The extra money for the School district was to help pay for the district’s pre- school program, even though Assemblyman Matthew Beck, who sponsored the appropriation, said that the school district was under no restriction on how it could use the funds. Almost immediately, Borough mayor Larry DeVilbiss expressed misgivings, and within two days, he announced his veto of that line item in the 2015 Borough budget. Tuesday night, DeVilbiss addressed the audienceDownload Audio“I felt like, if for no other reason, we should have dialogue on this before it just slides by. So, and I would remind you, the primary issue is not about the merits of pre-K education, it’s about whether your neighbors should be paying for it.” But many parents of pre-schoolers, like Michelle Reynolds, want the money put back in the budget. “As a taxpayer, I would pay it. And I believe that there are so many people that would be willing to pay it. Because for once, we need our taxes to go to something that finally will give back in the future. And that’s what I look at from here: give you my taxes, give you my money, because it’s our children, it’s our future. “ The veto came up for an override  Tuesday night, and people lined up to speak in support of the Widening the Net program, which brings pre- kindergarden education into selected Borough schools.   Chris Hines said having the program in Borough schools is the only way he and his wife can afford quality preschool for their child:“Both of us work full time, and we spend as much time as possible teaching our kids. But we are not qualified for any pre-K program, in terms of assistance. And we can’t afford one, to be quite honest. So this was our only opportunity to get her in any sort of pre-kindergarden learning” And teacher Kelly McBride recited well known statistics in favor of early childhood education:“Research informs us that students who attend high quality pre-school are more likely to succeed, not only in school, but to graduate from high school, attend college or post secondary training. They’re more likely to make healthy life-style choices. We can either invest in children early, or we can pay later, in the form of special education, high school dropouts, unemployment, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and prison costs.” But it takes five votes to override the veto, and few of the comments in support of the pre-school program addressed the tax issue. Assemblyman Ron Arvin said he’d support the veto, because the request for the 350 thousand dollars did not come from the school district, but Assemblyman Steve Colligan laid it on the line : He said, it’s the school board’s job to manage the school district budget, not the Assembly’s“Last year was 80 percent of your home property tax went to the school district and buildings and sustaining that. And yes, there’s less and less money, but statewide, it’s a tough year this year. We have directed the manager this year for a flat budget, or one percent growth. We funded the school district at three percent growth out of savings. I think it’s within the school district board, the administration and the board’s power, to make this a priority. To shave the hair off the peach here for zero point one three percent. It’s their responsibility. “ In the end, the vote to override fell one vote short, and the veto stays. Mayor DeVilbiss said afterward, that the Borough is not ready to step into non-compulsory education.last_img read more

Mass molestation in India blamed on copying west

first_imgAn alleged “mass molestation” on the streets of one of India’s biggest cities on New Year’s Eve was the result of young people trying to “copy” western mindsets and clothing, an Indian state minister has claimed, reported the Guardian.Thousands of people gathered on two central streets in Bangalore on Saturday night to celebrate the new year. Local newspaper reports and witnesses said the crowd became unruly and began to subject women to sexual assault and harassment, the Guardian said.The Bangalore Mirror said its photojournalists were “first-hand witnesses to the brazen, mass molestation of women” on the city’s streets, publishing pictures of one woman pressed in by a crowd of men and another appearing to cower on the shoulder of a female police officer.One witness told the Guardian: “I saw women being molested in the crowd and people trying to find places where they could hide themselves and not be attacked.”“There were inhuman acts,” said Sammy, who asked for his surname to be withheld. “People were acting like they were helping the women, but actually they were molesting them, insulting them, just provoking them.“Any girl who was passing through those streets was at least being monitored with [the men’s] eyes. That was the minimum,” he said.“The maximum was that even if she was suffocated and someone was trying to pick her up, there would be lots of people trying to grab her. I couldn’t stand it; I felt helpless,” the witness was quoted by the Guardian as saying.Chaitali Wasnick, a photographer, wrote on Facebook that a man had tried to grope her on Saturday night as she was coming back from work. “With so much ease he did [it], as if he thought I’ll not utter a word,” she said.No police officers intervened, even as she fought the man off, she said.Police in the city said they were badly outnumbered by the crowd in the area but received no official complaints of sexual assault, considered a massively underreported crime in India, the report added.“We had deployed 1,600 police personnel in the area for new year’s celebrations and around 60,000 people had come there that night,” said Nagaraj, the inspector at the Cubbon Park police station, who like many Indians uses only one name.“But we had the situation under control. However, if such incidents did take place that night, we urge people to come forward and file complaints.”G Parmeshwara, the home minister for Karnataka state, appeared to brush aside the incident on Monday in comments to the news agency ANI.“[On] events like new year’s … there are women who are harassed or treated badly,” he said. “These kinds of things do happen.”He said the problem was that the young people who had gathered in the city’s streets “were almost like westerners”.“They tried to copy the westerners, not only in their mindset but even in their dressing,” he said. “So some disturbance, some girls are harassed, these kinds of things do happen.”He added that he could not “force people to dress like Kannadigas” – people belonging to the Kannada cultural group that dominates the state.Bangalore, a hub for India’s tech industry, is safer than the Indian capital, Delhi, but still records the third-highest number of attacks intended “to outrage the modesty” of women, according to the country’s crime statistics bureau, the English media observed.Surveys cited by Amnesty International have shown that only 1 per cent of Indian women who experience sexual violence report it to the police, the report mentioned.Parameswara said police in Bangalore would hold discussions to “see if there are any alternatives to this kind of events so that women and children are safe”.Last year, police reportedly sent pre-New Year’s Eve text messages to hundreds of thousands of men who had been charged with sex offences, warning them to behave during festivities on the night and that they and their phones were “still under observation”.last_img read more