132 teams express interest for 2014 NTL

first_img132 teams, including five each from Japan and Papua New Guinea, have expressed interest in participating in the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League. For more information and to see who has nominated for each division, please click on the attached memo below. Related Filesntl_memo_-_29-11-2013-pdfRelated Links2014 NTLlast_img

Hundreds of Young People to Benefit from Employment and Training

first_img Portfolio Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna, said Youth Month 2013 will not only focus on empowerment, but also on change. Story Highlights Hundreds of young people are set to benefit from training and employment opportunitiesas part of activities for Youth Month 2013. Hundreds of young people are set to benefit from training and employment opportunities over the course of the next few months, as part of activities for Youth Month 2013.The event, which is being coordinated by the Ministry of Youth and Culture, through its various agencies, will be celebrated from November 1 to December 1 under the theme: ‘Reset di ting! The Courage to do things differently’.Speaking at the launch held at 689 by Brian Lumley in New Kingston on October 14, Portfolio Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna, said Youth Month 2013 will not only focus on empowerment, but also on change.Ms. Hanna said, as the theme suggests, the objective of this year’s activities is to “reset and rework the cultural mindset” of Jamaica’s youth, many of whom believe “‘a jus so di ting set’, that they were boxed in and that they were lost and cannot find themselves.”Ms. Hanna noted that, the aim of the Ministry of Youth “is now to encourage them to change their cultural and emotional mindset, to get into a space to ‘reset the ting’. We have to inspire, motivate and educate and to really put them on a path that will take them in another direction.”Activities will include a Graduate Work Programme to be launched on October 15. The programme, which is being coordinated by the National Youth Service (NYS), aims to place 100 young, tertiary-level graduates in jobs by November 18. The overall objective is to place 300 unemployed, tertiary-level graduates in jobs by the end of the year.Also, there will be a National Empowerment Fair to be held on November 7 that will showcase the talents and achievements of young entrepreneurs, such as Brian Lumley and Keneea Linton-George.The NYS, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, will also implement 40 community-based projects, which promise to empower and utilise the skills of youths across the island.“We will also be having a typical ‘shark tank’ in the coming months where we will be training young people on how to write business plans. A number of private sector individuals will be putting together equity, so that young people can pitch their ideas to those persons and get funding for that,” Ms. Hanna informed.A youth summit will also be hosted by the Ministry, which aims to facilitate dialogue among policy makers, public and private sector stakeholders and youths. The aim of the summit is to encourage young people to voice their concerns and opinions on various national issues.The National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD) will also be officially opening several of its Youth Information Centres (YIC), including two centres in Westmoreland and Clarendon.The primary objectives of Youth Month are to: advance youth participation in the socio-political, economic, cultural and religious processes of society; celebrate and highlight the outstanding contributions and achievements of Jamaican youth; showcase and display the best of youth talent in Jamaica; promote national pride and goodwill; foster national, community and youth development; and empower youth, through initiatives, for their economic and social development. The NYS, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, will also implement 40 community-based projects, which promise to empower and utilise the skills of youths across the island.last_img read more

KSAMC to Repave Streets in Proposed Downtown Kingston Art District

first_img Kingston’s Mayor, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, has announced that the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be repaving roadways in the sections of downtown Kingston where a proposed street art district is to be established by the entity Kingston Creative. Speaking at Tuesday’s (November 27) launch of Kingston Creative’s initiative, dubbed ‘First 50 Impact Investment Campaign’, at F&B Downtown on Harbour Street in downtown Kingston, Senator Williams said it is estimated that the repaving exercise will cost upwards of $40 million. “The discussion is [that] we would use paving stones for the areas on those streets. We have also been coordinating with Kingston Creative in terms of the Innovation Hub, and we will be making an investment there from the city’s treasury. We will, additionally, be assisting with signage… to enhance the aesthetics of the art district and the wider downtown Kingston area,” he added. Kingston’s Mayor, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, has announced that the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be repaving roadways in the sections of downtown Kingston where a proposed street art district is to be established by the entity Kingston Creative.Speaking at Tuesday’s (November 27) launch of Kingston Creative’s initiative, dubbed ‘First 50 Impact Investment Campaign’, at F&B Downtown on Harbour Street in downtown Kingston, Senator Williams said it is estimated that the repaving exercise will cost upwards of $40 million.“The discussion is [that] we would use paving stones for the areas on those streets. We have also been coordinating with Kingston Creative in terms of the Innovation Hub, and we will be making an investment there from the city’s treasury.  We will, additionally, be assisting with signage… to enhance the aesthetics of the art district and the wider downtown Kingston area,” he added.Meanwhile, Senator Williams said the KSAMC is playing its part in the revival of downtown Kingston, citing the Flag Circle, which was officially opened in June, as an example.“We are also pushing the idea of creating a recreational and historical space within the Parade area, from Ward Theatre… along Coke Methodist Church, Kingston Parish Church, right across [to] the Big Tree. That is an area of rich history and cannot [remain] as it is now with all of the buses coming in disorderly… we have to clean up that area,” he said.The Mayor pointed out that a part of that transformational process will entail the proposed discontinuation of public passenger vehicle transits through the Parade area.“The [KSAMC] is recommending that we construct a true transport centre, and the Municipality is willing to donate the lands for that, [because] we need a proper transport centre that will be central to how public transport enters and leaves the city,” he explained.Senator Williams advised that he has discussed the proposal with Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness; and Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, adding that “we have already assembled a team to begin discussing the logistics”.Kingston Creative’s First 50 Impact Investment Campaign aims to raise $50 million towards the development of the Caribbean’s first-ever dedicated art district and creative hub, being sited in downtown Kingston.Work to this end has commenced, as artwork by Kingston Creative’s artists is emblazoned on walls along Water Lane.Kingston Creative also hosts a free event on the last Sunday of each month, which brings together a wide range of artists, artisans and designers.It is deemed to be laying the groundwork for the development of the art district and hub for creative entrepreneurs.Stakeholder support for the initiative has already been committed by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport; KSAMC; Red Stripe; Jamaica Observer; C.B. Facey Foundation; F&B Downtown; and PaperboyJA. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Thousands ordered out as part of BCs southern Interior affected by flooding

first_imgVANCOUVER – Nearly 2,700 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes in British Columbia’s southern Interior as officials warn of flooding due to extremely heavy snowpacks, sudden downpours and unseasonably warm temperatures.Chris Marsh, emergency operations centre director and program manager for the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, said there has been “significant flooding” in the eastern area of the region.“Over the last 24 to 36 hours we’ve experienced significant rainfall, up to 50 millimetres in some spots and in some of the drainages in this area, and that’s caused the rivers to rise significantly over the past 24 hours,” Marsh said Thursday.Frances Maika of the regional district said the flood is “in the range” of a once in a 200 year occurrence.Evacuation orders were issued Thursday for the about 1,500 properties covering a large area along the Granby, Kettle and West Kettle rivers, as well as in the Carmi region, 80 kilometres southeast of Kelowna.Officials in Osoyoos declared a state of emergency Thursday evening due to the “imminent threat of flooding and rising lake levels.” They also ordered the Coast Hotel to be evacuated due to an “immediate danger to life and safety.”Marsh said there have been washouts on smaller streams and tributaries in the region as well, isolating residents on some properties.Marsh said they expected water levels to peak Thursday evening, adding that different parts of the district could see bodies of water swell between 30 and 100 centimetres.“If you are thinking you’re safe because you haven’t flooded before, but you are seeing the water come up, please make sure you’re safe and that you make the decision timely enough to evacuate yourself if you need to.”Jessica Mace of the Kettle River Watershed Authority said volunteers arrived in downtown Grand Forks from across the area to help business owners and residents.“It’s been truly amazing,” she said. “I was just downtown and there are tons of people down there helping all the businesses sand bag their places as best they can.”Mace and Maika said volunteers had filled almost 30,000 of the 120,000 sandbags that went out.“Many businesses are starting to donate food,” said Mace. “People are very happy to see food show up.”Residents under evacuation order are being directed to reception centres in Grand Forks and Midway, but Maika said the surge of water should pass quickly.“In the next 24 hours, we are going to see the peak in some areas but then people have to respond to what has happened. The recovery is going to be an active process,” she said.The EmergencyInfoBC website, which provides information during provincial emergencies, lists evacuation orders or alerts in seven regional districts and for seven First Nations around the province.The province also encouraged local governments and First Nations communities along the lower Fraser River to prepare for potential flooding as it experiences high flow rates. Average temperatures in the region have been five degrees above normal for the last two weeks, and higher temperatures are forecast for next week, it said in a news release.The Central Okanagan’s emergency response centre said there had been localized flood and record creek flows in the area including Kelowna. Mission Creek reached a record flow rate overnight on Wednesday, the centre said, and dikes, sand bags and tiger dams were able to contain the flow.— By Spencer Harwood and Beth Leighton in Vancouverlast_img read more

Fines issued for violating BC campfire ban after photo circulates

first_imgWILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – The BC Wildfire Service says a $1,150 ticket for violating a campfire ban was issued after an investigation involving workers from the department.Media reports say a photo circulating on Facebook earlier this summer showed a group of five people, four of whom appear to be wearing wildfire service jackets, standing around a campfire in the B.C. Interior.The photo has since been taken down.Wildfire Service spokesman Kevin Skrepnek says two investigations were launched after the photo came to light.He says one investigation is an internal human resources matter that won’t be made public.The second investigation into potential infractions of the Wildfire Act led to the ticket and three warnings being issued.last_img read more

Lanka suicide bombers visited Kashmir Kerala for some sorts of training Army

first_imgColombo: Sri Lanka Army’s chief has said that some of the suicide bombers who carried out the country’s worst terror attack on Easter Sunday visited Kashmir and Kerala for “some sorts of training” or to “make some more links” with other foreign outfits. It is the first time that a top Sri Lankan security official has confirmed the militants’ visit to India which had shared intelligence inputs with Colombo ahead of the attack. Nine suicide bombers, including a woman, carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels on April 21, killing 253 people and injuring over 500 others. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework In an interview to BBC, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army, divulged some details on the movements of the suspects in the region and also international links. “They (the suspects) have gone to India, they’ve gone to Kashmir, Bangalore, they’ve travelled to Kerala state. Those are the information available with us,” he said. Asked what activities they were doing in Kashmir and Kerala, the Army chief said: “Not exactly, but definitely in some sorts of training or to make some more links towards the other organisations outside the country”. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen The Islamic State terror group claimed the attacks, but the government blamed local Islamist extremist group National Thowheeth Jamaath (NTJ). Sri Lanka banned the NTJ and arrested over 100 people in connection with the blasts. About the possibility of an involvement of a foreign group, the Commander said that by looking at the pattern of operation and the places that the suspects travelled, there has to be some outside involvement of some leadership or instructions. Asked why the threats were not taken more seriously after receiving information from India, Senanayake said: “We had some information and intelligence-sharing, situations and military intelligence on a different direction and the others were different and there was a gap that everybody could see today”. He said that as the Chief of the Army, he believes that everybody who is responsible for intelligence-gathering and the national security is to be blamed, including the political hierarchies. Asked why Sri Lanka was targeted, the Commander said: “Too much of freedom, too much of peace for the last 10 years. People forget what happened for 30 years. People are enjoying peace and they neglected security”. He was referring to the three-decade civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which ended in 2009 after claiming at least 100,000 lives. “We are deployed on the ground to give confidence to the public and ensure there is no violence or escalation of communal riots in this country. Have trust on the armed forces and the Police of this country who will bring normalcy as soon as possible,” the Army chief added.last_img read more

Grains lower livestock mixed

CHICAGO — Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for May delivery fell 9 cents at $4.6740 a bushel; May corn declined 6.6 cents at $3.7260 a bushel; May oats was off 3.8 cents at $2.7240 a bushel; while May soybeans fell 12.6 cents at 8.9060 a bushel.Beef lower, pork higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Apr. live cattle was off .45 cent at $1.2690 a pound; Mar. feeder cattle fell .13 cent at $1.4255 a pound; Apr. lean hogs rose 1.05 cents at .8017 a pound.The Associated Press read more

Global food crisis could have been avoided – UN development experts

6 May 2008A lack of investment in agriculture over a long period, as well as the use of precious natural resources for biofuel production, have contributed to the current global food crisis, according to two United Nations experts. Kathleen Abdalla, of the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), told a news conference in New York that while populations have grown and diets have changed, “we’ve had a lack of investment in agriculture for quite a long time now and a lack of aid for agriculture. Certainly it’s not been a high priority for development assistance and basically the productivity growth hasn’t kept pace with the increase in demand.” Ms. Abdalla, Officer-in-Charge of the Division for Sustainable Development, was speaking on the second day of the current session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) which is tackling topics that are key to boosting the world’s food supply while addressing problems pertaining to poverty, hunger and the environment. These include agriculture, land use, rural development, desertification and drought. Her colleague, Aslam Chaudhry, who is chief of the water and natural resources branch of DESA, said that crops used for biofuel production had also contributed to the current worldwide rise in food prices, since “they depend quite heavily on land and water resources – so we are using our precious natural resources for the production of these crops.” “At the same time, poor people in developing countries do not have food and had those natural resources been managed for the production of cereal crops, we might not have seen this crisis,” he added. Ms. Abdalla said that the aim of the CSD was to look at the linkages between rural development, desertification and drought and to tackle the global food crisis in a “very holistic way.” The CSD’s session is taking place in New York and is scheduled to last two weeks. Last week Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced a new global Task Force which will prepare a plan of action to tackle rising food prices. The group, which brings together the heads of key UN agencies, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as well as experts from the around the globe, will hold its first meeting in New York next Monday. read more

Rape must never be minimized as part of cultural traditions UN envoy

Margot Wallström, the recently appointed Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, voiced concern about the “lingering assumption that sexual violence is a tradition, rather than a tactic of choice” by groups engaged in war.“Prevailing opinion would have us believe that what happens in a ‘private hut’ has nothing to do with security,” she wrote in the Oslo newspaper Dagsavisen on Tuesday in a column jointly authored with Jonas Gahr Støre, Norwegian Foreign Minister.“While bullets, bombs and blades make the headlines, women’s bodies remain invisible battlefields. Yet it is utterly indefensible to downgrade the threat level of sexual violence because it primarily targets women and girls. What makes forced displacement part of the war, and mass rape an intractable cultural trait?”Ms. Wallström and Mr. Støre wrote that there are only cultures of impunity, and not cultures of rape, as some commentators have argued in certain countries or conflicts.“Cultural relativism legitimizes the violence and discredits the victims, because when you accept rape as cultural, you make rape inevitable. This shields the perpetrators and allows world leaders to shrug off sexual violence as an immutable – if regrettable – truth. It is time to state, once and for all, that mass rape is no more inevitable, cultural or acceptable than mass murder.”The Special Representative – who is visiting Norway on her first official visit since being appointed by the UN – and the Foreign Minister stressed that the best way to overcome this problem is to ensure that perpetrators of rape and other forms of sexual violence are held accountable.“We are convinced that where there’s a political will, there’s a way. Every rape – even in the midst of war – is a crime that can be commanded, condoned or condemned. That is a choice made by those in power, and it is a matter that concerns the guardians of global peace and security.” 25 March 2010Sexual violence during conflicts is all too often downplayed and treated as part of local cultural traditions instead of being viewed as a war crime, a senior United Nations official has warned as she called for much greater international action to defeat the scourge. read more

A St Catharines community remembers Courtney Thompson

Grief has gripped a St. Catharines community after Courtney Thompson was killed in a car crash on Wednesday evening.At only 17, Courtney had already made a profound impact on those around her.“She was just a gorgeous person inside and out. She had so many friends. She was loved by so many people.”The senior at Laura Secord High School had plans to attend Brock University after she graduated this spring.“She was really well known at school. She was very soft spoken, sweet. She was involved in a lot of extracurricular activities. She was on the track team.”Wednesday evening she was on her way to celebrate a friend’s birthday, but she never made it there.“I was the last person to call her. They said they were going to be there in five minutes.”Courtney and three friends were in a Mazda 3, driving on Pelham Road when the car went out of control, crossed the centre line, and smashed head on into a Dodge pickup. Thompson was in the passenger seat, and was killed on impact. The 17 year-old driver and another passenger were seriously injured.“This area is a dark area. It’s a rural area, there’s bends in the road, deer out here. None of these things are we saying attributed to the crash at this time, but we’re certainly looking into it.”Speed is another factor that’s being considered. Just ahead of the turn where the crash happened there’s a sign indicating drivers should be going no faster than 50 km per hour..No charges have been laid and as March Break comes to a close, her friends prepare to head back to school without her.“She had a lot going for her, she was an honour student. It’s just a shame she had to go.”A young life brought to an abrupt end. read more

Tyson wins bidding war for Hillshire Brands with 775 billion offer Pilgrims

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Tyson Foods Inc. has won a bidding war to gobble up Hillshire Brands, the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs.Tyson had been vying with rival poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride to acquire Hillshire, which wrapped up its bidding process Sunday. Tyson’s final offer ended up at $63 per share, about two weeks after Pilgrim’s Pride made an initial bid of $45 per share.Pilgrim’s Pride, which is owned by Brazilian meat giant JBS, said Monday that it was bowing out of the competition.Still, the deal is not sealed yet. It is contingent on Hillshire not going through with its offer to acquire Pinnacle Foods Inc., which makes Birds Eye frozen vegetables and Wish-Bone salad dressings. Pinnacle could allow Hillshire to do its deal with Tyson, leaving Pinnacle with a $163 million breakup fee. Or it could force Hillshire shareholders to vote on whether they’d prefer a merger with Pinnacle.A Pinnacle representative didn’t return a call for comment.In a conference call with reporters, Tyson CEO Donnie Smith said he was confident the $63 offer would end up being worthwhile for Tyson shareholders, despite how high the price went.“Great brands like Jimmy Dean and Ball Park just don’t become available very often,” Smith said.Hillshire’s stock closed at $36.95 on May 9, the day before the company announced the Pinnacle deal. On Monday it closed up 5.3 per cent at $62.06.Tyson, like Pilgrim’s Pride, has been looking to boost its presence in brand-name, prepared foods like Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches. Those types of products are more profitable than fresh meat, such as chicken breasts, where there isn’t as much wiggle room to pad prices.While Tyson and Pilgrim’s Pride already sell some brand-name products, their businesses have been more focused on supplying supermarkets and restaurant chains.In particular, Tyson said it was drawn by Hillshire’s stable of breakfast foods, which would better position it in the fast-growing category.Tyson, which is based in Springdale, Arkansas, also noted the potential for cost savings by combining supply chains, transportation and other operations with Hillshire. But Smith said it was too early to comment on how many jobs could be cut as a result of the deal.Tyson’s offer will be in place until Dec. 12, the final termination date of the deal with Pinnacle, which is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.Hillshire Brands noted it does not have the right to end the deal with Pinnacle on the basis of the Tyson offer, or enter into an agreement with Tyson before the deal is terminated.“There can be no assurance that any transaction will result from the Tyson Foods offer,” Hillshire said in a statement.Hillshire, based in Chicago, had been trying to diversify its own portfolio by moving into other areas of the supermarket with the $4.23 billion acquisition of Pinnacle. But some investors questioned the wisdom of that deal, given the outdated image of many Pinnacle brands and the differences in the two companies’ product portfolios.The offer from Tyson is worth $7.75 billion based on Hillshire’s 123 million shares outstanding. Tyson values the deal at $8.55 billion, including debt.Tyson’s shares ended down $2.62, or 6.5 per cent, at $37.50 on Monday. Shares in Pilgrim’s Pride, which is based in Greeley Colorado, ended down $1.76, or 6.7 per cent, to $24.51.___Follow Candice Choi at www.twitter.com/candicechoi Tyson wins bidding war for Hillshire Brands with $7.75 billion offer, Pilgrim’s Pride bows out AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Candice Choi And Mae Anderson, The Associated Press Posted Jun 9, 2014 5:59 am MDT read more

The Echoes of Chloe Cooley screening

In celebration of African Heritage Month, the Brock African Heritage Recognition Committee (BAHRC) is showing the film “The Echoes of Chloe Cooley.”The screening is Monday, Feb. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Pond Inlet.This short documentary produced by Andrea Conte tells the unknown story of Chloe Cooley – an enslaved woman of African descent in Upper Canada – who was violently beaten, bound, and thrown in a boat to be sold by her owner back to the United States.Witnesses brought her screams of protest before the Canadian government, who moved to pass the 1793 Act to Limit Slavery, banning the importation of enslaved people to Canada.While the law freed no one, it made Canada a refugee state for people escaping slavery from the US. So began the Underground Railroad movement northward.Everyone is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. read more

Cyber security awareness workshops starting up

Not everyone online is who they claim to be. Brock University Information Technology Services wants to help faculty and staff look for the tell-tale signs of scam artists.ITS is continuing its Security Awareness Program with the Social Engineering Campaign, aimed at demonstrating that not everyone is who they claim to be and the importance of verifying before you trust anyone.Security awareness workshops will be held at Brock, with the first taking place Aug. 29. To reserve a spot click here. For more information click here. read more

Jake Beans secondperiod goal leads Charlotte Checkers past Laval Rocket 42

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jake Bean’s goal 6:08 into the second period was the eventual winner as the Charlotte Checkers doubled the Laval Rocket 4-2 on Saturday in American Hockey League play.Aleksi Saarela added an insurance goal nearly 12 minutes later for Charlotte (15-4-1), while Valentin Zykov and Patrick Brown had opened scoring. Alex Nedeljkovic made 14 saves for the win.Michal Moravcik and Byron Froese tied it 2-2 for Manitoba (9-9-1), the AHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets, before Bean scored his go-ahead goal. Charlie Lindgren stopped 21 shots in net.The Checkers were 1 for 5 on the power play and the Moose went 0 for 3 on the man advantage.The Canadian Press read more

Mens hockey Lack of offense hurts No 12 Buckeyes in series finale

Ohio State freshman defenseman Matt Miller fights for the puck against a Michigan forward against the Wolverines on Feb. 25 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorEntering the weekend, Ohio State and Michigan averaged 11 combined goals per game in their last six contests. After a 4-2 victory at home Friday night, the Buckeyes’ (17-9-6, 8-7-1-1) offense went silent in the series finale, falling in a quiet Game Two to the rivaled Wolverines, 1-0.The lone goal in the game from Michigan freshman forward Nick Pastujov sealed the win for the visitors, who recorded just their first regulation win in 2017. The loss drops the Scarlet and Gray to 6-6-2 at the Schottenstein Center this year, and marks their first shutout loss at home since 2012 — a 4-0 loss to the Wolverines.“I thought we chased it from the start,” coach Steve Rohlik said following the loss. “Give credit to Michigan, give credit to their goaltender. They did what they had to do to come in here to win a game.”Similarly to Game One, the Scarlet and Gray controlled the tempo the opening half of the first period — but the Wolverines (10-17-3, 3-11-2-2) again found the back of the net first. Freshman forward Nick Pastujov cashed in from close range to give the visitors a 1-0 lead with a little over 10 minutes remaining on his first goal of the season.Five minutes later, Michigan senior forward Max Shuart found himself one-on-one with OSU senior goaltender Christian Frey for a chance to quickly double the lead just outside the crease. However, the Buckeyes’ netminder prevailed with a pad save to keep the one-goal deficit into the first intermission.Even on shots out of the locker room, OSU continued to pepper Wolverines’ senior goaltender Zach Nagelvoort throughout the period, searching for the equalizer. Rohlik’s squad provided a number of opportunities to level the scoreline, but the nation’s third-ranked offense lacked the finishing touch in front of net and struggled to bury its chances.“(Chances) are so close at times with scrums in front of the net, and you wonder why they’re just not going, but it’s just kind of how it goes sometimes,” senior forward and captain Nick Schilkey said. “You can’t quit on it….we did force it at times, but for some reason they just weren’t going.”It took nearly two full periods for the both sides to earn their first power plays of the game, but neither could add to the scoresheet in the second stanza as the visitors carried their lead into the third at 1-0.More and more chances presented themselves in the final frame for Michigan to add to a one-goal advantage, or OSU to get back into the game. Frey and Nagelvoort continued to fight off waves of shots, but after 60 minutes, the Buckeyes dropped an important conference clash, 1-0, despite outshooting the Wolverines 42-23.“Down the stretch, I feel like we drew a few calls that normally we would actually get. But the reality is that we have to score some five-on-five goals,” Schilkey said. “We’ve got to be better offensively five-on-five, and that was kind of the theme of the night.”A home series with Michigan State, and a weekend trip to Wisconsin remain on the regular season slate for the Scarlet and Gray. With Big Ten seeding and NCAA tournament implications on the line in the closing weeks, Rohlik said his team can’t dwell on this loss to Michigan, and that their hopes of postseason play still remain in their control.“We just want to get back on the ice. We got to get back after it next week, and have a great week of practice,” he said. “We just got to go out and keep winning hockey games, and as hard as it is, we’ve got to put this one behind us and we’ve got to look forward to Michigan State next week.”Puck drop next Friday for Game One of a weekend series with the Spartans is set for 7 p.m., while the season’s home finale Saturday night is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. read more

Ministers launch crackdown on bad behaviour in schools

Tom Bennett, the Government’s advisor on behaviour, said: “Good behaviour is fundamental – not just to great learning, but countless other goals we value. However, too many students don’t enjoy classrooms where they can thrive and feel safe, and teachers need support and training to ensure this is the case.“This scheme may very well be one of the most significant strategies for public good we have seen in decades and I’m thrilled to be leading this national programme that will help schools become safer and calmer, allowing more children and staff to flourish.”The Department for Education will hire a team of behaviour experts to visit schools and come up with action plans on how to improve their culture. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Parents could be fined if children are persistently late for school, ministers have announced, amid a Government crackdown on bad behaviour.The move comes against a backdrop of rising concern about classroom disruption, with a third of state schools marked as having poor behaviour, according to Ofsted inspection reports.From September 2015 to December 2018, 34 per cent of state schools were marked as either “inadequate” or “requires improvement” rating for the Ofsted criteria of “personal development, behaviour and welfare”.  Persistent disruptive behaviour is the most common reason for permanent exclusions in state schools, accounting for over a third (35.7 per cent) of all permanent exclusions in 2016/17.The £10 million crackdown will focus on advising schools how to improve issues such as pupil attendance and punctuality and detention systems.If a pupil is persistently late without a valid reason, this may lead to the parent being issued with a penalty notice or prosecuted.Earlier this year, the Education Secretary said that truancy is a key reason for rising knife crime, as he admitted efforts to reduce the number of pupils persistently absent from school have stalled.One child in 10 is persistently absent while overall unauthorised absence has increased from one per cent in 2006 to 1.3 per cent in 2016/17, according to official data. read more

Les plus vieilles peintures pariétales du monde faites par Néandertal

first_imgLes plus vieilles peintures pariétales du monde, faites par Néandertal ?Une récente datation de peintures paléolithiques ornant la grotte de Nerja, en Andalousie, les fait remonter à au moins -42.000 ans, soit 10.000 de plus que les plus anciennes connues jusqu’à présent. Mieux encore, elles pourraient être l’œuvre de Néandertaliens, ce qui serait une première !C’est “une bombe académique”, selon le Pr Jose Luis Sanchidrian, de l’Université de Cordoba. En 1959, ont été découvertes 6 peintures représentant vraisemblablement des phoques dans la grotte préhistorique de Nerja, près de Málaga, dans le sud de l’Espagne. Mais aujourd’hui, de nouvelles analyses ont donné une grande surprise aux scientifiques. À lire aussiCette vidéo retrace l’évolution de nos ancêtres en moins de 2 minutesSelon celles-ci, ces peintures remonteraient à une époque située entre -43.500 et -42.300 ans, soit 10.000 ans avant celles de la grotte Chauvet, en France, réputées pour être les plus anciennes. Or, selon les connaissances actuelles, le seul homme à avoir occupé l’endroit à cette époque était l’homme de Néandertal. Ce serait ainsi la première fois que des œuvres peintes par cette espèce seraient découvertes, relève le Daily Mail. Cependant, la radiodatation, récemment effectuée par un laboratoire de Miami, ne concerne que les charbons trouvés près de ces peintures, et qui ont vraisemblablement été utilisés pour les faire. Les scientifiques espagnols, qui manquent de moyens financiers, espèrent qu’une datation des œuvres pariétales elles-mêmes pourra être conduite pour confirmer cette extraordinaire nouvelle.Le 8 février 2012 à 17:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Steele praises Brighton teammates

first_imgAccording to the goalkeeper, the 3-1 victory over AFC Bournemouth was thanks to the defensive determination of his teammates.Brighton and Hove Albion defeated AFC Bournemouth 3-1 on Saturday’s FA Cup Third Round match.The Seagulls advance to the next round, while goalkeeper Jason Steele was able to praise his teammates for their good work.“It’s no disrespect to anyone I’ve played with before, but the way those players in front of me work and their dedication to not let the ball go in the back of the net is unbelievable,” he told the club’s official website.“We were under the cosh a lot in terms of ball possession, and the boys stuck at it with the two center-halves and the full-backs stopping the crosses and picking up men.”Brad Smith is loving his time at MLS Manuel R. Medina – August 27, 2019 Smith has been loaned from AFC Bournemouth to Seattle Sounders for a whole season, and the Australian footballer is enjoying his time there.“Even the little things like the way they marked their men so tightly meant I could come out and claim things,” he added.“Personally, I was very excited to play again. This club has given me an awful lot in the last few months and I just wanted to show why I’ve been working hard. Thankfully it worked out for myself and the team today.”“I made a couple of saves, I’m disappointed I conceded a goal, but I haven’t watched it back and I don’t think there’s a lot I could have done about it,” he explained.“It was a good strike and I felt that it was going to take something good to beat me. That’s a nice positive frame of mind to have and it’s not something I’ve had for a long time.”last_img read more

The top 10 most read stories 1117 April 2019

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 11 April and 17 April 2019 were:Asda proposes new contract for hourly-paid retail staffNestle rolls out pets at work scheme to York-based employeesGMB hosts protests against ISS in wage and sick pay disputeSky and Virgin Active shortlisted for Best financial wellbeing strategy, large employerGoodman Masson and Sky shortlisted for Best employee engagement strategyMore than nine in 10 leaders believe they need to use benefits better to retain staffActivision Blizzard incentivises staff to share reproductive health dataCisco Systems and KPMG shortlisted for Best healthcare and wellbeing benefitsAramark staff conclude strike action in dispute over payNew Zealand launches consultation to support older stafflast_img read more

Gurkha movie review and ratings Live audience response

first_imgTwo weeks after Dharmaprabhu, Yogi Babu, one of the most-sought after comedian, is ready with his next release in the lead role. His Gurkha is hitting the screens on Friday, 12 July. He has collaborated with Sam Anton of Darling fame.The film has Anandraj, Livingston, Raj Bharath and others in the supporting roles. Raj Aryan has scored the music, Krishna Vasant has handled the cinematography department and Ruben’s editing.Story:The movie is inspired by Paul Blart: Mall Cop and the Die Hard series. As the title indicates, the movie revolves around a gurkha. It is a hostage drama which revolves around an American ambassador (played Canadian model Elyssa) who is caught inside a mall.When the situation arises, gurkha stands up to the occasion to save the lives of the American ambassador and a few others. He accomplishes the mission with the support of a dog. The drama is narrated with a lot of humour.Reviews:The movie has piqued a lot of curiosity with its promos. With Yogi Babu in the lead, people have a strong reason to have high expectations around the Tamil flick.Will Gurkha impress the audience? Check out the people’s response to the flick:Rajasekar: #Gurkha – The second half is super engaging and turns out to be a hilarious ride. @iYogiBabu and @samanton21 got a winner in hands. Crowd goes crazy after the story moves to the mall. I wish the director had shifted to the core story much before the intermission point. #Gurkha – I also found similar drawback in @samanton21 ‘s #100TheMovie, you got the knack to engage the audience bro but it would be fantastic if you could fine tune a bit next time. Entertaining but little more perfection is all we need! #Gurkha is the spoofed version of films like #DieHard with Indianized comedy elements. Sure to work with the kids and family audiences.suresh DOT: #Gurkha preview show in Qatar,, super ,good movie of @samanton21 ,100%percentage 2.30mints serikama theater vitu veliya varamatinga avolo comedy, hero @yogibabu_offl comedy,fight dance ,kalikerukaru ,movie result 100/100 ,,❤❤,dont miss it ,stress ela poidum #Gurkha ,dont miss it ,periya patalama nadichu eruku ,padam pathutu veliya varum bothu ,udbula oru stress erukathu, avolo comedy of hero @yogibabu_offl and director @samanton21 paduthula dog creator acting sema,,jolly ya family Yoda poi parunga 100% guarantee @VettriTheatresRajasekar: #Gurkha – The second half is super engaging and turns out to be a hilarious ride. @iYogiBabu and @samanton21 got a winner in hands. Crowd goes crazy after the story moves to the mall. I wish the director had shifted to the core story much before the intermission point. #Gurkha – I also found similar drawback in @samanton21 ‘s #100TheMovie, you got the knack to engage the audience bro but it would be fantastic if you could fine tune a bit next time. Entertaining but little more perfection is all we need! #Gurkha is the spoofed version of films like #DieHard with Indianized comedy elements. Sure to work with the kids and family audiences.last_img read more