Nexans has hosted the grand block ceremony that represented a key step in the construction of its new cable installation vessel, the ‘Nexans Aurora’. The vessel’s hull is currently being built at the CRIST shipyard in Poland. It will be completed at Ulstein Verft in Norway, with delivery planned for 2021.The grand blocks are the major components in the construction of the hull. They are being assembled at CRIST, in the Polish port of Gdynia.The Aurora design is based on the combined experience of Nexans, Skipsteknisk, Ulstein Verft and MAATS Tech. The aim is to produce a subsea cable and umbilical systems installation vessel for worldwide operations, covering the full range of shallow and deep subsea activities.Ragnhild Katteland, vice president Subsea & Land Systems, said: “The construction of this groundbreaking cable laying vessel is a major milestone in our long term strategy for the future of the global energy market. It will enable Nexans to maintain and extend our position as an important turnkey player in the field of subsea cables. In particular, the capability to install cables at even greater depths will contribute to securing the world’s energy supply and advancing the the shift to environmentally friendly green electricity from renewables. Nexans Aurora will be a crucial asset.”“The vessel is well prepared for complex construction tasks in severe weather conditions anywhere in the world. Ulstein Verft will carry out the final outfitting, commissioning and testing prior to the vessel’s delivery in 2021, and we are well prepared and eager to finalize this newbuild project for Nexans,” added managing director Lars Lühr Olsen at Ulstein Verft.The DP3 cable laying vessel represents a next step in offshore renewables with high manoeuvrability and station keeping capabilities. It will be outfitted for power cable laying, including bundle laying, cable jointing and repair and cable system protection and trenching.
Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Dame Mary Eugenia CharlesThe Dominica Freedom Party and its executive members are remembering the late Prime Minister Dame Mary Eugenia Charles this week.Tuesday marked the 6th anniversary since Dame Eugenia departed this life on September 6, 2005.General Secretary of the Dominica Freedom Party Johnson Boston said she will be remembered for her great contribution to Dominica and its people.“She served as Leader of the Opposition 1975 – 1980, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance 1980 – 1995, Political Leader of the Dominica Freedom Party 1968 – 1995. She was a lawyer by profession and had a very successful law practice before entering government,” he said.Boston said Dame Eugenia also served on a number of Institutions and Organizations in Dominica, the Region and Internationally. “She was very generous and personally assisted a number of persons particularly to obtained higher education,” he added.The Dominica Freedom Party will host a special “freedom and you” programme on Q95 FM tonight in remembrance of the tremendous contribution of the late Dame Eugenia to the Commonwealth of Dominica and its people.Dominica Vibes News Share 13 Views no discussions LocalNews Freedom Party remembers the Dame by: – September 7, 2011
Share Share Sharing is caring! EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Concerns about deficiencies in mathematics by: – October 3, 2011 24 Views no discussions Tweet Share Image via: clare.cam.ac.ukThe country’s Education Minister says he is concerned about what seems to be serious deficiencies among qualified mathematics teachers on the island.Peter St. Jean told the 1st Annual General Meeting and Awards Ceremony of the National Association of Mathematics Educators that the ministry is working towards solving the problem.He told last week’s event which was held under the theme ‘Strength in Numbers” that his ministry will provide scholarships for teachers and students who wish to pursue a degree in mathematics.“We have a serious deficiency of qualified mathematic teachers at our primary and secondary schools. He said the situation is also prevalent at the Dominica States College…but we are prepared to finance your education in that respect. We want all our teachers throughout Dominica to be part of the mathematics development and the success of math as a subject and profession,” he said. Meantime Nicholas Goldberg said teachers must focus on how the subject could be taught so as to keep the children interested.“We have to look for strategies as to how to get teachers more involved and excited in mathematics. If we are able to teach mathematics creatively, we will get that interest. We need to relate math’s to student’s real life experiences. Most children have lots of experiences in mathematics. We just need to make it exciting,” he explained.According to Goldberg, manipulative techniques must be used in the classroom in other to ensure success.President of the National Association of Mathematics Educators Christopher Charles is also concerned about the decline in grades obtained in mathematics over the years.He said while students who performed well in mathematics this year must be commended, only 37% were able to acquire a passing grade.“What does this means to us? The grades obtained in mathematics at grades 2, 4 and 6 national assessments also gave frightening indications. It shows that the problem does not reside at the secondary schools but rather through ought our education system,” he said.According to Charles, educators need to pull resources together to address the problem.“This is why we mathematics educations must stand in unity and show our strength, When this is done we will be able to unlock in ourselves and students, the potential to succeed,” he explained.Meantime Charles said the organization is working towards a constitution that defines the standard by which it will be run and one that will hold mathematics educators accountable. In related news, awards were presented to the Convent High School, for being the most outstanding School in the CSEC 2006-2011.The North East Comprehensive School received awards for using initiative and Innovation in celebrating the achievement of students and teachers, while the Dominica Community High school received awards for registering the Highest Percentage of students for CSEC in the past 5 years.Dominica Vibes News
“He has a real run at the moment and we hope that he will continue that here in the last 16 against Chelsea.” Lampard has bemoaned Chelsea’s inability to turn chances into goals this season and admitted to being a big admirer of the Polish striker. “Form of his life means something special with Lewandowski because of how special he has been consistently in Europe for many years,” added Lampard. “Everything about him is top class.” The appointment of Flick on a temporary basis after the sacking of Niko Kovac in November has helped propel Bayern back to the top of the Bundesliga with a run of eight wins and one draw in their last nine games. Chelsea came through a tough group to knock out last season’s semi-finalists Ajax and reach the last 16, but Lampard knows it will take much more to break Bayern’s hearts in Europe again. Loading… Read Also: UCL: Three decisions for Lampard as Chelsea tackle Bayern Munich “Against a team like Bayern Munich in the knockout stages of the Champions League, the levels have to go up. “I know they had difficulties earlier in the season, but it is a club that seems to overcome difficulties because of the strength of the players, the club itself, the structure, the fans. “I have a huge amount of respect for Bayern Munich.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Robert Lewandowski is the joint-top goalscorer in this season’s Champions League with 10The obvious threat to Chelsea comes from Robert Lewandowski, who has scored 10 of his 38 goals this season in the Champions League. “Robert at the moment is playing in the form of his life, he’s fit and full of confidence,” said Bayern boss Hansi Flick. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemSuch A Sweet Life Story Of The Youngest Queen In The WorldThe Runner Who Makes Elaborate Artwork With His Feet And A Map7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy About8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has faith the Blues can again shock Bayern Munich in the Champions League despite their faltering form of late in the Premier League. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is hopeful of shocking Bayern Munich again in the Champions League A 2-1 victory over Tottenham on Saturday was Chelsea’s first win five games in the league to remain in control of the race for the top four and a place in the Champions League next season. Bayern, though, are favourites to sweep aside Lampard’s inexperienced squad and gain revenge for a defeat on home soil in the 2012 Champions League final. Lampard was part of the victorious Chelsea side that night in Munich and believes he can find weaknesses to hurt the Bundesliga leaders. “My job is just to prepare the game, look at the opponent, see their strengths, our strengths and see if we can see weaknesses there,” said Lampard. “I understand if people do call us the underdogs because the Bayern Munich team is so strong and if you look at the team, the medals, the experience they have, maybe we do not have that experience. “But these things are there to change. The underdog is there to turn those things around, those are some of the best stories in sport. I am focused on what it is going to take to win these two matches.” ‘Form of his life’
Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, 65-year-old Shinzo Abe, announced he’s resigning due to health reasons on Friday.Concerns about Abe’s health began this summer and grew this month when he visited a Tokyo hospital two weeks in a row for unspecified health checkups.Abe has acknowledged having ulcerative colitis since he was a teenager and has said the condition was controlled with treatment.Abe, whose term ends in September 2021, is expected to stay on until a new party leader is elected and formally approved by the parliament.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to announce his resignation, citing his worsening health, public broadcaster NHK and other local media said https://t.co/0HSdpRZHnb— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) August 28, 2020 Abe has battled the chronic condition affecting the large intestine since he was in his teens. Abe had been due to serve until September of 2021.
Kelsey Fenton / The Badger HeraldMost people would do anything for a million dollars. If they were given a salary of $1 million a year and promised a reasonable position, the money would be many times too much to even bat an eye in deliberation. Yes, yes, please sir.A salary like that – actually that plus a few thousand more – is the figure that Barry Alvarez makes as the Athletic Director here at Wisconsin. Regardless of the seven-figure paycheck, that’s one position where I would be extremely reluctant to take based on money. I would not like to be an athletic director, and this week proved it to me.A few things happened. First, Steve Alford played puppeteer with the University of New Mexico and abruptly cut the string.Just two weeks ago, Alford and the Lobos had finished the regular season with a Mountain West championship and a 3-seed in the NCAA tournament. A day before their first game, Alford, the head coach, agreed to a 10-year contract extension, ensuring his position through the 2022-23 season.I would be in my thirties by the time Alford would be contractually out of work at New Mexico. That sure is a scary thought. But the Lobos loved their coach that had rescued an average program and created what many hoped would be a national contender.That was Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday night, Alford coached his team to a shocking defeat at the hand of Harvard, a less-than-heralded Ivy League team.Off nights happen. The NMU program was still in good hands, likely for another decade or more. That was until Alford departed with Bret Bielema-like flair this Saturday for the sunny pastures of UCLA. If Barry Alvarez was taken back by Bielema leaving, imagine NMU Athletic Director Paul Krebs.Krebs probably thought he was doing a good thing, not only for the university he represents but also the coach he chose to hire in 2007. All of a sudden, Krebs had been duped and was thrown into the middle of a coach hunt. It’s an all too familiar story.Coaches are not just a commodity; they’re the only commodity every year. The growing trend, however, is how these commodities move throughout the quasi-market. Coaching destinations arise and fall and the location, tenure, salary and prestige offered by athletic directors lead to changes in the market.The lucky A.D.s are like Alvarez, who hire coaches similar to basketball head coach Bo Ryan who are successful and faithful enough to stay and stay for a while. The unlucky A.D.s are also in a sense like Alvarez, who hire Bielema with Ryan-like intentions, only to have the university look like a ring on a ladder to a higher post.Nowadays, athletic directors have to constantly be prepared for the next Arkansas-style swoop of coaches. Maybe that’s part of their job, but it shouldn’t have to be. It’s certainly not all of their job or even the most important part. Instead of frequently handling coaching changes or, at the least, plentiful rumors, A.D.s should be able to focus elsewhere, because things like Mike Rice happen.Mike Rice was fired Wednesday from his position as head coach of Rutgers basketball for his cruel, intense and vicious coaching habits and actions toward players. When a video was brought to athletic director Tim Pernetti’s attention displaying inappropriate actions – spiking players with basketballs, pushing and pulling them over the court while belittling them with profanity – Pernetti hired investigators while fining and suspending Rice for three games.But the punishment – controversial in its extent – wasn’t enough to change Rice. Pernetti would peek his head into the gym, and Rice was on his best behavior. He would leave, and the true Rice would unveil.Pernetti was the father tucking Rice into bed each night, just before Rice would crack the window and sneak out. Pernetti believed Rice and believed in him as a person. He believed that the man he hired to bring Rutgers from the cellar of college basketball could change his ways and his strategy of leading young men to grow as individuals and a group.He believed too strongly, a recently unfortunate realization for A.D.s.They are put into position to watch over it all, throw their trust at hundreds of employees and assume (actually hope) that they won’t be fooled. Would the situation be different if Rice was more focused on Rice himself or if he was less trustworthy? Probably, but only because of how swift the hindsight sword can swing.Maybe A.D.s should be more thorough in their hiring process, but that might not be fair. If they wait but two weeks, everything can change. For this among other reasons, I would not want to be an athletic director. Dangle that money in my face. Even this college kid isn’t taking it.Sean is a junior studying journalism. What would you change about athletic directors and their actions? Let him know with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @sean_zak.
The Lagos club added that landing Emordi as their head coach is “another demonstration of our ambition as a club to keep moving forward.”“Okey Emordi’s knowledge, experience and record shows clearly that he has been the outstanding coach in the Nigerian football space in the past decade or so and we are very delighted he has decided to join us. His appointment is yet another demonstration of our ambition as a club to keep moving forward and never rest on our oars.“We want to play in the NPFL (Nigeria Professional Football League) next season and we believe Okey’s appointment gives us a massive opportunity to do that. Once we shared our vision with him, he decided to take up the challenge and we are delighted he was convinced to join us having seen our vision for the club. We expect him to sustain and improve on all that we have achieved as a football club on the pitch and help our players and young coaches become even better,” COD Utd CEO, Shola Opaleye, said.Emordi is ready for the challenge of working in the second tier. He said he had to carefully make the decision to return to coaching and accepted the role at COD United because they are “a very organized club with big ambitions.”“I have joined a very organised club with big ambitions. As you know, I have worked with some of the biggest clubs in Nigeria and even Africa and so I had to carefully consider this. Having spoken to the club and seen what they have done so far, I am excited to take on the challenge of ensuring the club plays in the NPFL next season,” said Emordi, whose last coaching role was in 2015 at former Nigerian champions, Kano.Emordi, who guided Enyimba to win the 2004 CAF Champions League, will take charge of his first competitive in the second tier with COD United against Abia Comets at the Onikan Stadium in Lagos on May 7.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former CAF Champions League winner, Okey Emordi, has been appointed as head coach of City Of David (COD) United.The Nigeria National League (NNL) club announced the appointment of Emordi on Wednesday and explained their decision to hook the experienced trainer.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousPEORIA, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: Manny Machado #13 of the San Diego Padres talks with former teammate Austin Barnes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning of a spring training game at Peoria Stadium on March 09, 2020 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood throws to the plate during Monday’s Cactus League game against the Padres in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Dodgers center fielder A.J. Pollock loses the ball in the sun on a triple by San Diego Padres’ Josh Naylor in the third inning during a spring training baseball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsPEORIA, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: AJ Pollock #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers cannot make a catch on a fly ball hit by Josh Naylor #22 of the San Diego Padres during the third inning of a spring training game at Peoria Stadium on March 09, 2020 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)San Diego Padres’ Manny Machado is congratulated after hitting a single against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning during a spring training baseball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Max Beaty, left, reaches for the ball as San Diego Padres’ Manny Machado slides into second base in the first inning during a spring training baseball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. Machado was out on a runner’s fielder’s choice. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood throws against the San Diego Padres in the first inning during a spring training baseball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)San Diego Padres second baseman Brian Dozier, top, turns to throw to first base after forcing out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager (5) at second in the first inning during a spring training baseball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. Dozier held up his throw and A.J. Pollock was safe at first base on a fielder’s choice. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)San Diego Padres starting pitcher Garrett Richards throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during a spring training baseball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger doubles against the San Diego Padres in the fourth during a spring training baseball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger is congratulated after scoring against the San Diego Padres in the fourth inning during a spring training baseball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., right, turns to throw to first base for a double play after forcing out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy (13) at second base in the third inning during a spring training baseball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)San Diego Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers during a spring training baseball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)PEORIA, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers catches a throw from Corey Seager #5 for a force out at first base on a ground ball hit by Fernando Tatis Jr #23 of the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a spring training game at Peoria Stadium on March 09, 2020 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez singles during the second inning of Monday’s Cactus League game against the Padres in Peoria, Ariz. Hernandez was 2 for 3 with a double as the DH. Five of his nine hits this spring are for extra bases (two doubles, three home runs). (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, left, and San Diego Padres’ Manny Machado share a laugh with Padres first base coach Wayne Kirby during a spring training baseball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)PEORIA, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers prepares for a spring training game against the San Diego Padres at Peoria Stadium on March 09, 2020 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)PEORIA, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a single against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a spring training game at Peoria Stadium on March 09, 2020 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)San Diego Padres’ Tommy Pham bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers during a spring training baseball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood throws against the San Diego Padres during a spring training baseball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)San Diego Padres’ Manny Machado bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers during a spring training baseball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger tosses a ball during a spring training baseball game against the San Diego Padres Monday, March 9, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)PEORIA, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers follows through on a swing against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a spring training game at Peoria Stadium on March 09, 2020 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)PEORIA, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: Manny Machado #13 of the San Diego Padres talks with former teammate Austin Barnes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning of a spring training game at Peoria Stadium on March 09, 2020 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood throws to the plate during Monday’s Cactus League game against the Padres in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)NextShow Caption1 of 23Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood throws to the plate during Monday’s Cactus League game against the Padres in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)ExpandTHE GAME: Chris Taylor, Edwin Rios and Anthony Garcia each drove in three runs as the Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 14-2 on Monday afternoon at Peoria (Ariz.) Sports Complex.PITCHING REPORT: Alex Wood went 3-1/3 innings in the start against the Padres, allowing a run on three hits while striking out four. … Tony Gonsolin went 2-2/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits, walking one and striking out three. Gonsolin hasn’t given up a run 5-2/3 innings this spring with just three hits allowed.HITTING REPORT: The Dodgers had 16 hits in the win. … After Cody Bellinger led off the fourth inning with a double, Taylor drove him in with a sacrifice fly. In the Dodgers’ four-run sixth inning, Taylor hit a two-run home run. Sidelined by forearm soreness and a bruised left shoulder for parts of the spring, Taylor is batting .385 (5 for 13). … Edwin Rios drove in the other two runs in the sixth with a single then added an RBI single during the Dodgers’ seven-run seventh. … Corey Seager was 1 for 3 and is batting .333 (8 for 24) this spring. … Kiké Hernandez was 2 for 3 with a double as the DH. Five of Hernandez’s nine hits this spring are for extra bases (two doubles, three home runs). … A veteran of 936 minor-league games over 11 seasons without making the majors, Garcia was 2 for 2 with a two-run single and an RBI double. … Zach McKinstry was 2 for 3 with a double and continues to lead the Dodgers in hits this spring (11).BACK FIELDS: Clayton Kershaw pitched into the fourth inning of a camp game against the Tijuana Toros, a minor-league team from the Mexican League. Kershaw threw 67 pitches, allowed three hits (one a misplayed fly ball), walked two and struck out four. Pedro Baez and Joe Kelly also pitched in the game. Will Smith caught and Gavin Lux got multiple at-bats (including a double). 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Brown signed a three-year, $30 million deal while the Steelers received third- and fifth-round picks for the seven-time Pro Bowl selection.Facing the media midweek, Brown told reporters: “It’s legendary. It’s an honor to be here. I know there’s some tremendous guys who’ve been in this building.”The numbers speak for themselves, and they say a lot.https://t.co/5r4z7NTClChttps://t.co/5r4z7NTClC pic.twitter.com/ys7esKGpPQ— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) March 13, 2019″I’m just excited to be in the same building as guys who’ve been great from the past and I’m excited to be here and help these guys go to a level as far as a winning environment,” Brown continued.”I bring accountability. I bring actions. Not what I say, what I do. How I approach things. Holding guys accountable in the receiver room.”Brown, who was drafted by the Steelers in 2010, added: “Pittsburgh will always be my family. Those guys gave me a chance when I was a 21-year-old kid. Obviously people listen to the things that were being said and written, but at the end of the day, it’s all about how you make people feel.”I think I made people feel really great, really inspired when they watch me go to work, when they watch me play. I know Steeler Nation is having a bad day today, but it’s always love.”After working with star Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Brown will now team up with Derek Carr.Already ready to get to work.What everyone else is saying about @AB84’s arrival https://t.co/4wm5xTMSMO pic.twitter.com/z5dNvCQpYb— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) March 13, 2019″Just refreshing,” Brown said. “I think he’s hungry for success. Hungry to turn the organization around, hungry to get on the winning side of things. And I’m hungry for the same things. We stand for the same causes — God-fearing men, family-first type of people — and we just want to be the best at our craft.”Brown made 15 appearances last season, tallying 1,297 yards and 15 touchdowns for the Steelers. Raiders recruit Antonio Brown said it’s an honor to join the “legendary” NFL franchise.The star wide receiver was formally introduced by the Raiders on Wednesday after being dealt by the Steelers. Raiders coach Jon Gruden said: “We don’t want to have a good receiving corps. I want to have the best receiving corps in football and I think to have the best, you’ve got to have the best. In my opinion, we acquired the best receiver in football.”Statement from GM Kevin Colbert on Antonio Brown: pic.twitter.com/MxPxjXDucV— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 13, 2019The Steelers also discussed Brown’s move to the Raiders in a statement, with general manager Kevin Colbert saying: “We have traded Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders. We believe the compensation, which will now give us four picks in the first 83 selections and 10 overall in the upcoming NFL Draft, can benefit our effort to improve our team in 2019 and beyond.”Antonio remains one of the best players in the National Football League, but as we believe, this move was in the best interest of the Pittsburgh Steelers. We wish Antonio all the best the rest of his career.”
Kam Crawford pinched in from the point to slam home a rebound and allowed the Saints to score a 5-4 overtime victory over Thompson Rivers University Friday night in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League action in Kamloops.”We had good efforts in the first and third periods but got away from working hard in our own zone in the second and paid for that,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “We put ourselves in a hole but battled back and got a big win on the road. We’ve come from behind late in games a few times this season and there’s a real belief with our group that we can get big goals when we need them.”After 40 minutes highlighted by close calls and missed opportunities, Selkirk College found themselves down a pair of goals on the road to Thompson Rivers University.But a third period rally fueled by goals from Ben Starbuck and Cody Fidgett sent the game to overtime before Crawford provided the heroics. TRU took the first lead of the night just three minutes into regulation when Jarrett Martin took advantage of a poor line change and beat Saints starter Stephen Wolff on a partial breakaway.But Selkirk bounced back minutes later when Jackson Garrett pounced on a rebound and grabbed their first lead of the night late in the first period when Jordan Wood scored shorthanded. The second period saw a series of defensive letdowns in the Selkirk zone and the WolfPack took full advantage, as Kevin Lourens and Jake Howardson each put home from close range following scrambles around the Saints’ crease.And a Colten DeFrias goal 90 seconds into the third period padded the TRU lead before Starbuck, on a power play, and Fidgett, off a nice feed from Jackson Garrett, drew the game level. Wolff picked up his fifth win in as many starts, stopping 30 shots on the night. TRU starter Riley Wall was named the game’s first star with a 50-save performance. Saints’ captain Jordan Wood scored once and added three assists, while linemates Garrett and Logan Proulx combined for another five points. Selkirk is back on the ice Saturday night when they host Simon Fraser University is a first vs. second place battle at the Castlegar Rec Complex. Faceoff is set for 7:30 PM.SAINTS NOTES: With the win on Friday, Selkirk can finish no lower than second in the league standings and is therefore assured of hosting a first round playoff series when the BCIHL postseason begins on March 8th. The top four regular season finishers qualify for the playoffs, with first playing fourth and second meeting third in the first round and winners advancing to the league finals, which will take place from March 15-17. Each playoff series is a best-of-three format.
Whoever thought Ghanaian Fetish Priest Kwaku Bonsam was a mad man when he credited a Ronaldo injury to the powers of his Ghanaian god must be amuzed with the latest news coming out of Brazil.Just after Priest Bonsam took credit for Ronaldo’s injury, the Portuguese recovered enough to even score his country’s second goal in their 2-1 victory against the Black Stars.But then it is interesting that wherever Africans are resided, whether in the jungles of South America or the Amazon of Brazil, the distance hardly matters. In African communities, many of the diseases that Western medicine has cured are still attributed to witchcraft on the part of relatives.The latest information from Brazil is that as Germany prepares to take on host, Brazil in their semi-final match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a local voodoo priest, Helio Sillman, has announced he has been working to curse the Germans so that his country, Brazil can xxzxzqwin the encounter today in Belo Horizonte.Sillman, according to a report by the AFP is against one of the leading scorers on the German team. AFP also reported that Sillman has performed his ritual before every game that Brazil has played so far.”I’ll take their top player and bind his legs so he can’t run on the pitch,” said Sillman, referring to the voodoo doll of an undisclosed German player that will be cursed in a ceremony before the game.In his shop ‘World of Orixas’ in the northern neighborhood of Madureira, Sillman carries out a ritual before each Selecao game.Using a small football pitch-shaped box as his alter, he puts inside lit candles in the colors of the opposing team and the voodoo doll of their most important player.Interestingly, it is worth noting that Sillman’s work didn’t protect Neymar from suffering a back injury against Colombia.Additionally, Sillman’s target in the Colombia game, James Rodriguez, scored a goal and was one of the game’s key players in the World Cup quarter-final, even if Brazil managed to pull off the victory.The other semi-final match is tomorrow between Netherlands and Argentina in Sao Paolo at Arena de Sao Paolo. The two losers will clash on July 12 in Brasília at the Estado Nacional before the winners will clash on July 13 in Brasilia at the Maracana Stadium.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dear Editor,Since Tuesday was Diwali and a national holiday, there was no statutory meeting of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). I have made two calls to the Chairman; one Monday and another earlier Tuesday, to impress upon him the need for a meeting of the full Commission in view of the fact that D-day is just concluded, and the main elections are to take place next Monday, November 12, 2018.On Monday, the Chairman agreed to address his mind to the issue and Tuesday he also agreed to ‘see what the others think’ about my suggestion that Thursday at 13:00h (1 pm) would be a good time for the meeting. I am still waiting for any notice of any meeting.But folks, perhaps you are now wondering why I am writing this even though there was no meeting. Well, I have seen and read a very interesting letter published in a section of the media on Tuesday November 6, 2018, written by my fellow GECOM Commissioner Vincent Alexander.This follows one written on a much earlier date by Commissioner Desmond Trotman, whose letter I decided to ignore because it was so racially charged and sychophantic of the Chairman. I thought that Trotman’s whole letter should be instructive to the Ethnic Relations Commission in their investigation of the hiring practices at GECOM, so I prefer not to challenge Trotman’s assertions about which manager at GECOM is Indian and which is not.Now, here is Vincent Alexander, who seems to be accusing me of my most noteworthy ‘omission of the most important issue that was interrogated/discussed at the meeting’ in my last letter and then asserting that I omitted to mention the matter because ‘suffice it to say that the officer responsible for that matter is kith and kin to her and has been openly favoured by her in past events’!!!Vincent Alexander’s letter accuses me of being unethical and suggests that my weekly reports on the GECOM statutory meetings ‘may well put Commissioners and staff in harm’s way of overzealous political activists’!! What absolute nonsense. Now he is feeling threatened by my factual reporting of the GECOM meetings? Come on Vincent, don’t you think your comment is a wee bit farfetched? And then you suggest that ‘given the nature of GECOM’s undertakings’ my reports ‘may discredit and undermine the work of the organisation’? Really?For too long Commissioner Alexander, throughout your 11 years at GECOM and perhaps even before then, to the regular citizen of Guyana, GECOM seemed to have been run like a secret society and from your comments you seem to want it to go on being some sort of Lodge, but it is my view that since the work of GECOM affects the life and well-being of every single citizen, then people have a need to know. When I was appointed Commissioner of GECOM in September 2015, I took an oath to “execute the functions of that office without fear or favour, affection or ill will’ and I have faithfully kept that oath.One of the first observations I made was that GECOM is the most distrusted organisation in Guyana and since then I have come to realise that the people had good reason for that distrust. I have made a conscious effort to try to gain the trust of the electorate of Guyana. I have tried speaking openly at meetings asking for information to be shared with stakeholders. I have tried to speaking at press briefings and press conferences, addressing issues which needed to be exposed, but there are persons like Vincent Alexander and Desmond Trotman among others who think that GECOM’s work is somehow secret and must be kept from the public at all costs. I beg to differ. GECOM’s decisions and activities affect all Guyanese and there can be no secrets.I reserve the right to account to the people of Guyana, whom I serve at all times, and no one, not Vincent Alexander, not Desmond Trotman, no one, will guilt trip me, coerce me, or otherwise stop me from telling the people of Guyana what they need to know. I write as I see things and others can write too if they have the capacity or wish to do so. I have never been anything but ethical. I do not misreport.I write on issues which I think should be reported and if I omit to report on any matter which was discussed, it is because I think it is of no moment Commissioner Alexander, and I assure you Sir, that my ‘kith and kin’ are those related to me by blood and close ties, and none of them is employed at GECOM. I challenge anyone to identify my lineage, much less try to accuse me of shielding officers of GECOM who are my ‘kith and kin’, a term of art in the Guyanese context, which has always been used to identify those who belong to the same racial group.Until after the next statutory meeting folks. And yes, I do intend to continue reporting to the people of Guyana to whom I have a fiduciary duty.Sincerely,Bibi Safora ShadickCommissioner – GECOM
Georgetown Mayor Ubraj Narine and city Councillors at Monday’s statutory meetingThe operations of the City Engineers Department came under scrutiny during Monday’s statutory meeting after Georgetown Mayor, Ubraj Narine voiced concerns about the slow pace of work and the absence of key staffers in the field.Mayor Narine expressed disappointment at the lack of work completed in recent times, accusing the City Engineer Department of “sleeping”.These problems arose primarily with the building inspectors and their absence to assess structures within the confines of the city. The Mayor further mentioned that a majority of the issues brought to his attention relate to the City Engineer Department and instructed the Head of the Department to provide details on the last encounter with persons under his supervision.“I’m mentioning it again that the City Engineer need not to be there sitting in the office but being in the fields sometimes and having meetings with building inspectors. We must get clearly what is happening…I find out from persons who are building and nobody ever said that a building inspector has visited them,” he added.He reminded employees of the Council that they were hired to do a job and stated the possibility of additional correspondents this week regarding the City Engineer Department.“I might receive three correspondents this week about the same issue. We need these building inspectors to be out there. They have a duty…You’re being employed by the Council to do a job and it must be in that manner.” This comment from the Mayor came after Councillor Hetson Botswick stated that the City Engineer has been relying on the Council to make decisions when the bylaws already dictate the course of action to be taken. He noted that this puts an additional burden on the Council, to which Narine completely agreed.During City Hall’s Commission of Inquiry in 2018, the City Engineer was subpoenaed to answer to city works which were ongoing for several months.In respect to the Kitty Market, the Commission heard that substandard materials were sourced to conduct the works which was part of the $250 million restoration exercise. Councillor Bishram Kupen submitted his statement, verifying that poor quality of wood was purchased for these works.It has been three years since US$41,000 was donated to City Hall by the US Embassy for works on the Stabroek Market Clock but the restoration process was never started.
(818) 713-3329160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANOGA PARK – Police arrested a second young man Friday in the stabbing of a woman by her son, authorities said. Alex Torres, 19, of Canoga Park, initially told police that he was in another room playing video games when his friend, Anthony Nguyen, 18, allegedly stabbed his 46-year-old mother multiple times Tuesday morning. Torres “did assist the son during this fight with his mom and he admitted to it, so he’s going to jail also,” said LAPD Lt. Gary Hallden. Both have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, according to police. Police said Nguyen attacked his mother with a large knife at about 9 a.m. Tuesday in the 21000 block of Ingomar Street because she had recently ordered him to move out. “She had cuts all over, and some were defensive type of wounds where she’s trying to block the knife,” Hallden said. “She lost a lot of blood. She’s very fortunate to be alive.” During the attack, Nguyen’s sister and her boyfriend were in the backyard cleaning the pool. “When the sister discovered what had happened, (Nguyen) had already left,” Hallden said. Nguyen was arrested Tuesday at a gas station pay phone at Fallbrook Avenue and Vanowen Street in West Hills. His bail is set at $1 million. Torres’ bail will be $500,000, but could go higher, Hallden said. email@example.com
1 Wigan are closing in on a loan move for Liverpool youngster Jerome Sinclair.The 18-year-old forward made his debut for the club back when he was just 16 years and six days old.But he has not played for the first team since and is now set to leave on loan until the end of the season.Sinclair was signed from West Brom as a 14-year-old and has been likened to first-team ace Raheem Sterling.He will now look to boost his development with a spell at the DW Stadium, where he will link up with another Reds youngster, Sheyi Ojo, who moved to Malky Mackay’s side on loan in February. Jerome Sinclair