Harper Sticks it to Nats, Leading Phillies to 8-2 Win in DC

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Showered by raindrops and jeers for much of the game, Bryce Harper put a bat-flipping, celebratory finish on his memorable return to Washington.Harper crushed a long home run in his final at-bat, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Nationals 8-2 Tuesday night for the franchise’s best start in over a century.Maikel Franco also homered for the Phillies, baseball’s only undefeated team at 4-0. They had only done that in 1915 and 1897.Harper left Washington after playing 927 games over seven years, participating in six All-Star Games and winning the 2015 NL MVP Award. He listened to what the Nationals had to offer, then signed a $330 million, 13-year contract with the rival Phillies in February.Harper hasn’t wasted any time providing returns for the investment. He has three homers and five RBIs in four games, along with a .429 batting average. He drove in three Tuesday.Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper walks to the dugout after striking out in the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Booed during every at-bat, Harper thumped a “take that,” 458-foot shot in the eighth inning off Jeremy Hellickson. As the ball soared toward the second deck in right field, Harper flipped his bat and circled the bases with delight before celebrating with his new teammates in the visiting dugout.“It’s the emotion of the game. That’s it. That’s about it,” he said of the bat flip.But man, that home run sure felt good.“I was pretty fired up. I was excited,” he said. “I was trying to get back to my teammates as quick as possible and do all my handshakes.”When Philadelphia’s starting lineup was announced during the late stages of a 41-minute rain delay, it became apparent that Harper would not be welcomed back warmly. Many in the slow-arriving crowd of 35,920 booed loudly when his name was announced as the No. 3 hitter, and the derisive shouting continued during a video montage of his biggest moments with the Nationals.“I heard the boos,” Harper acknowledged. “For me, that’s part of sports, part of the game.”Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper is booed by fans as he bats in the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)The chorus resumed when Harper walked to the plate in the first inning to face three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer. The fans finally cheered when Harper took a strike on the outside corner, and they got even louder when Harper whiffed on a 2-2 changeup .“Hearing the boos in the first at-bat just reminded me that I have 45,000 people back in Philadelphia screaming for me,” Harper said.When he took his position in right field, Harper stood in front of seven fans wearing white shirts that spelled out T-R-A-I-T-O-R.After striking out twice, Harper doubled to right in the fifth and singled in a runin the sixth to make it 6-0 before connecting in the eighth.When the game ended, hundreds of Phillies fans remained, chanting “MVP! MVP!” as Philadelphia shook hands. The shouting fans included many who had bused in from Philly earlier in the day and sat behind Harper in right field.Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper watches a video tribute in honor of him from the dugout before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Jean Segura had three hits and three RBIs for the Phillies, who were coming off a season-opening sweep of Atlanta.Zach Eflin (1-0) struck out nine and allowed three hits over five scoreless innings. He outdid Scherzer (0-2), who allowed one earned run in five innings and struck out nine.Scherzer has started half the Nationals’ four games this season. He has a 2.13 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings, but Washington has yet to score a run for him.Very little went right for the Nationals, who fell to 1-3.We were saying Boo-ryce… pic.twitter.com/Gvo08aZykq— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) April 3, 2019Shortstop Trea Turner left in the first inning after being struck by a pitch on his right index finger while trying to bunt. Turner squared at the plate and couldn’t back away from a fastball that struck his hand, which was wrapped around the bat.The injury was diagnosed as a nondisplaced fracture. The timetable for his return is undetermined.In addition, first baseman Matt Adams left in the fourth inning with back spasms, likely the result of a scary fall early in the game while chasing a foul ball. Drifting behind first base toward the stands, Adams flipped over a fence as he reached into the photo well and landed on his back.Manager Dave Martinez said Adams was day to day.Anthony Rendon hit a two-run homer in the sixth.DOMINATEDPhiladelphia cleanup hitter Rhys Hoskins went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts against Scherzer and is 0 for 14 with nine Ks lifetime against the right-hander.STRANGE PERSPECTIVESpeaking before the game, Harper had no doubt that this was going to be an unusual experience.“Seeing Max on the mound tonight, Trea at short, Rendon at third and me not standing behind them, it’s definitely going to be weird,” Harper said. “But I’m looking forward to running out there and doing my job for the Philadelphia Phillies. I’m excited for that next chapter.”TRAINER’S ROOMPhillies: LHP Tommy Hunter, on the 10-day injured list with a strained right forearm, was getting “a series of tests” in Philadelphia on Tuesday, manager Gabe Kapler said. “He still felt some soreness,” Kapler said, “so we want to make sure that we don’t miss anything.”Nationals: OF/INF Howie Kendrick (hamstring strain) was in the clubhouse Tuesday and appears close to being activated from the injured list. “He’s going to work out with us a couple days and we’ll see where he’s at,” Martinez said, adding that a rehabilitative stint might not be necessary. … OF Michael A. Taylor (knee/hip) will start a rehab assignment Friday with Double-A Harrisburg.UP NEXTPhillies: Aaron Nola (1-0, 1.50 ERA) starts in the finale of the two-game series on Wednesday afternoon. The right-hander beat Atlanta in the opener after going 17-6 last year.Nationals: Anibal Sanchez makes his Nationals debut on Wednesday.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

NFL Team Asked Player If His Mother Is Attractive At The Combine

first_imga group of nfl coaches and scouts at the nfl combineINDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 01: A group of coaches and scouts from various NFL teams observe the action during day two of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 1, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)The interviews from this year’s NFL combine might go down as some of the strangest in history. The latest prospect to reveal a strange line of questioning from an NFL team is Ohio State offensive lineman Michael Jordan.In a recent interview, Jordan revealed that at the combine, one NFL team asked him if his mother was “good looking.” Naturally, he responded in the affirmative.“I’m sitting in front of you right? Do you see how good looking I am? Of course she’s good looking!” Jordan claimed he responded.Jordan’s incident is only the latest in a long series of bizarre questioning that NFL prospects have revealed being asked at the 2019 NFL combine.Ohio State OL Michael Jordan was asked by a team at the combine if his mother’s good looking. Jordan replied, “I’m sitting in front of you right? Do you see how good looking I am? Of course she’s good looking!”— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) March 11, 2019Recently, Michigan linebacker Chase Winovich revealed that he was asked probing questions about his date with Lourdes Leon, the daughter of Madonna.N.C. State quarterback Ryan Finley was also asked whether he would rather win a sprint or finish second in a marathon.As for Jordan, the versatile offensive lineman can be plugged in at either guard or center, making him a very attractive potential target.Tankathon currently has him projected to go to the Atlanta Falcons with the No. 80 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft.Hopefully his response to some of the increasingly strange questions won’t hurt his draft stock.last_img read more

Kareena Kapoor Khan nails 50 suryanamskars after gym session in new workout video

first_img Next Kareena Kapoor Khan nails 50 suryanamskars after gym session in new workout videoA new workout video of Kareena Kapoor Khan is going viral online in which the diva can be seen doing 50 suryanamaskars after her rigorous gym session.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 19, 2019UPDATED: April 19, 2019 16:06 IST Kareena Kapoor Khan nails 50 suryanamskars after gym sessionKareena Kapoor Khan may not be on social media, but the diva has become an online sensation with her flawless gym looks and awe-worthy workout routines.The diva inspires her millions of fans to hit the gym to adopt a healthy lifestyle and get her goal worthy body almost every day.Recently, a fan account of Bebo took to Instagram to post a video of her doing 50 suryanamaskars at the end of workout session and we are inspired.The diva, who came back from a holiday with her husband Saif and son Taimur recently, can be seen doing rounds of suryanamskars in the viral video.For her workout look, Kareena opted for a comfy look and donned a black sports bra with peach mini shorts.She styled her workout look with a messy top knot and a no make-up look.Recently another picture of the 38-year-old actor also went viral on Instagram, in which she can be seen hanging out at the gym with her new workout buddies Saif and Taimur.The actor is currently shooting for Good News with Akshay Kumar.She will also be seen next in Irrfan’s Angrezi Medium in July and Karan Johar’s multi-starrer Takht.Takht also stars Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Janhvi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar.ALSO SEE | Kareena Kapoor and Amrita Arora working out at gym will give you BFF goals. Watch videoadvertisementALSO WATCH | Saif’s answer when Taimur asks about his Kareena tattoo is adorableGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKrishna Priya Pallavi Tags :Follow Kareena Kapoorlast_img read more

Babar Azam hits his highest T20 score to inspire Somerset win

first_img Next India Today Web Desk SouthamptonAugust 10, 2019UPDATED: August 10, 2019 11:53 IST Babar Azam smashed 55-ball 102 in T20 Blast. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBabar Azam hit a hundred as Somerset beat Hampshire in T20 BlastBabar remained unbeaten in 102 to get his second T20 hundred of careerThe Pakistan batsman is the highest run scorer in T20 BlastPakistan’s in-form batsman Babar Azam slammed a 55-ball hundred as Somerset crushed Hampshire in the T20 Blast in Southampton on Friday.Babar Azam, ranked the number one T20 batsman in the world, slammed his career best unbeaten 102 to set up a 63-run DLS win for Somerset.The 24-year-old got to his second T20 hundred with a last ball six. Babar’s innings was laced with six sixes and seven fours. The Pakistan batsman is the leading run scorer in the T20 Blast with 425 runs in 8 innings that include three fifties.The young batsman earlier made an unbeaten 95 at Taunton in the tournament – a game Somerset actually went on to lose.Somerset were reeling at 37 for 2 but then Babar emulated his fine World Cup form to guide his side to 202/4. The right-hand batsman later took two catches as Hampshire were reduced to 69/6 in 12.1 overs, before rain washed out the rest of the match as DLS came into force .Babar Azam was in a destructive form in the World Cup 2019 as well. He finished as highest run scorer for Pakistan with 474 runs in 8 innings as his side failed to qualify for the semi-finals.Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Babar AzamFollow World Cup 2019 Babar Azam hits his highest T20 score to inspire Somerset winPakistan batsman Babar Azam is the leading run scorer in the T20 Blast with 425 runs in 8 innings that include three fifties.advertisementlast_img read more

Lauriston-Thompson Pen 4-H Festival a Success

first_imgResidents of communities in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, turned out in their numbers on Saturday (Nov. 3) to support the Lauriston-Thompson Pen 4-H Club’s fourth annual Stew and Jerk Festival. The event, held at Brooklyn Park in Thompson Pen, provided the opportunity for the club to showcase the uses of various agricultural produce and for patrons to partake of tasty fare prepared by persons and groups invited to participate. The fun-filled family event also included entertainment, giveaways, rides for children, and exhibits of products and services by various agencies. The main attraction was the Celebrity Cook-off, where local personalities showed off their culinary skills. Club leader and founder, Shian Christie, who spearheaded the event, was pleased with the day’s activities. “The event was good overall,” he told JIS News. Mr. Christie, who is the 2004 Prime Minister’s Youth Award recipient for Leadership, said that the new thrust of the 15 year-old club is promoting rabbit farming and increased consumption of local fruits. He pointed out that rabbit rearing is the most lucrative area of livestock farming that can be undertaken in Jamaica at this time, as rabbit meat sells for approximately $1, 200 per pound. The Stew and Jerk Festival was well supported by the 4-H hierarchy, including Executive Director, Lenworth Fulton, who was effusive in commending the club. “It is a tremendous event. It has great leadership, and good young people,” he said, noting that the club is delivering on the mandate to train youth in leadership skills and vocations including agriculture and home economics. He also pointed to the key role that the club, which has over 120 registered members, is playing in the development of Spanish Town and the importance of its location to the Old Capital.  He noted that the area is “a growth area for Spanish Town in terms of housing and business, so we need to build the youngsters and take them out of crime, and that’s why we are here with them”. Meanwhile, Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Lance Corporal Ricardo Bennett, emerged winner of the Celebrity Cook-off with his chicken linguine. Competitors were presented with a basket of items from which they were required to cook a meal of their choice. Corporal Bennett staved off strong challenges from other competitors, including Mayor of Spanish Town, His Worship Norman Scott; and Councillor for the Lauriston Division, Keisha Lewis. It was JDF’s second hold on the title of Cook-Off Champion, as Lance Corporal Fredrick Beckford’s took top honours last year, with his fish and pasta salad. Lance Corporal Beckford, who was on hand to support his colleague, said the JDF’s participation in the event is aimed at building community relations. He said he was happy to attend and to experience the reaction of the residents, particularly the children.  “They were expecting us and when we arrived, they cheered us.  It was heart-warming,” said the soldier.  Other organisations which supported the event were: National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Heart Trust/NTA, National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA), Jamaica Red Cross, Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Spanish Town Peace an Justice Centre, Social Development Commission (SDC), Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) and Jamaica Information Service (JIS). The Jamaica 4-H Clubs operates in 650 schools in all parishes and is supported 6,500 teachers, as well as 2,000 volunteers.last_img read more

February Proclaimed African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia

first_imgThe sounds of drums and marimbas filled the Red Chamber as students from Ecole Shannon Park School helped Percy Paris, Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs, proclaim February as African Heritage Month today, Jan. 24, at Province House in Halifax. This year’s celebrations reflect that the United Nations has marked 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent. February’s theme in Nova Scotia is We are Connected, highlighting the relationship the province has with the African community around the world. “In this very special year, we are celebrating our unique culture and achievements here in Nova Scotia, while honouring our historic connections to the African diaspora,” said Mr. Paris. “Every community, every family, every person of African descent in this province has a different story. A story that is all their own, but is woven into the fabric of a bigger story, like a patch on one of the beautiful quilts that many of our sisters and mothers and grandmothers have been sewing for generations.” This February will mark the 27th year that Nova Scotians have celebrated African Heritage Month, an annual recognition of the culture, heritage, and progress of African Nova Scotian communities throughout the province. “With 2011 being the International Year for People of African Descent, it’s an especially significant time to honour and promote African heritage and culture,” said Wayn Hamilton, CEO of the Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs. “From the Gala in Sydney to the 28 Days of Awakening planned in Guysborough, communities around the province will be celebrating their roots throughout February and beyond.” Again this year, the African Heritage Month Information Network worked to develop a calendar of events across the province. The network includes the Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs, African Nova Scotian Music Association, African Heritage Month North-Central Network, African Heritage Month Southwest Network, Black History Month Association, Cumberland African Nova Scotian Association, Cape Breton Service Providers, and the Valley African Nova Scotian Development Association. The calendar is available at www.gov.ns.ca/ansa. Weekly updates will also be available by calling 902-424-3482, beginning Monday, Jan. 31.last_img read more

Woman from BC killed in London terror attacks

first_imgOTTAWA  (NEWS 1130) – The Canadian killed in the London terror attacks has been named as Christine Archibald, from British Columbia.In a statement, her family said:“We grieve the loss of our beautiful, loving daughter and sister.  She had room in her heart for everyone and believed strongly that every person was to be valued and respected.  She lived this belief working in a shelter for the homeless until she moved to Europe to be with her fiancé. She would have had no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death.  Please honor her by making your community a better place.  Volunteer your time and labor or donate to a homeless shelter.  Tell them Chrissy sent you.”The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, released a statement earlier.“Canada strongly condemns the senseless attack that took place last night in London, United Kingdom, which killed and injured many innocent people. I am heartbroken that a Canadian is among those killed.“We grieve with the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones, and wish all those injured a speedy and full recovery.“Londoners and people across the United Kingdom have always displayed strength and resilience in the face of adversity. We recently witnessed this after the attacks in Manchester and in the Westminster area of London. This time will be no different.“These hateful acts do not deter us; they only strengthen our resolve. Canadians stand united with the British people. We will continue to work together with the United Kingdom and all our allies to fight terrorism and bring perpetrators to justice.”Please read my statement on the terrorist attack last night in London, which claimed the life of a Canadian: https://t.co/RZeZfgtslU— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 4, 2017Consular services are being provided to the family and friends of the victim, in Canada and in the United Kingdom.The attack began at about 10 p.m. local time when police and witnesses say a white van barrelled into pedestrians on London Bridge.The Canadian government is advising citizens to be vigilant in the wake of the attack.The government and diplomats on the ground in London are advising travellers to avoid the affected areas, follow the instructions of local authorities and monitor local media.Shocked by the horrific attack in London. To everyone impacted – including Canadians – the thoughts of all British Columbians are with you.— Christy Clark (@christyclarkbc) June 4, 2017 Awful news from London tonight. We’re monitoring the situation – Canadians in need of help please see below: https://t.co/NVHwMlD2uu— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 3, 2017last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,336.45, down 70.84 points).Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down 42 nine cents, or 4.34 per cent, to $9.26 on 8.3 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 27 cents, or 2.25 per cent, to $11.72 on 8.1 million shares.Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Up four cents, or 0.8 per cent, to $5.02 on 8.1 million shares.Whitecap Resources Inc. (TSX:WCP). Energy. Up six cents, or 1.14 per cent, to $5.34 on 5.7 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Unchanged at $2.75 on 4.8 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Energy. Down nine cents, or 0.7 per cent, to $12.75 on 4.5 million.Companies reporting:Bank of Nova Scotia. (TSX:BNS). Down 19 cents to $71.05. Scotiabank’s chief executive officer pushed back at renewed bets against Canada’s banking sector and the risk posed by the housing market, saying that the lender has “a lot of buffer” in the event of a significant downturn. Brian Porter added during its annual meeting of shareholders in Toronto that the bank stress tests its $205 billion-mortgage portfolio on a regular basis against some “very harsh metrics” such as a 600-basis point increase in interest rates and a huge jump in unemployment.BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE). Down 18 cents to $59.51. Quebecor says it will scramble the signal of its TVA Sports channel for television subscribers of its competitor, Bell, starting Wednesday evening. That means Bell TV’s French-language customers will have to look elsewhere to watch National Hockey League playoff games. They could subscribe to Sportsnet, owned by Rogers Media, CBC or switch to Videotron. According to Bell, the action stems from a pricing dispute with Quebecor wanting to charge Bell more to access TVA Sports than Quebecor and Videotron are willing to pay for Bell Media’s RDS sports network.Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B). Down 91 cents or 3.3 per cent to $26.87. Shaw Communications says it swung to a $155 million profit in the second quarter compared with a loss of $175 million a year earlier. Revenue for the quarter totalled $1.32 billion, down from $1.33 billion a year ago. The dip in revenue came as the company’s wireline business, which includes its traditional cable and satellite TV, internet and phone operations, held steady at about $1.07 billion. Wireless revenue dipped to $247 million compared with $264 million a year ago as a drop in equipment revenue more than offset an increase in service revenue.Canada Goose (TSX:GOOS). Up $2.15 or 3.4 per cent to $65.36. Luxury parka maker Canada Goose announced plans to open six new stores, including two in Europe. The retailer says it plans to open a store in Milan, Italy, and in Paris as well as an additional store in the United States and three more in Canada. The new U.S. store will be in Minneapolis, Minn., at the Mall of America. The new Canadian locations will be in Toronto at the CF Sherway Gardens mall, in Edmonton at the West Edmonton Mall, and in Banff, Alta. Canada Goose currently operates 11 company stores.The Canadian Press read more

UN tribunal directs France to arrest former spokesperson

A five-judge appeals panel at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) “directed and authorized” France to search for, arrest and detain Florence Hartmann and surrender her to the tribunal, which is based in The Hague in the Netherlands.Ms. Hartmann – who is a French national – was convicted in 2009 of contempt of court for publishing a book and writing an article which disclosed the contents, purported effect and confidential nature of two court decisions involving the former Serbian leader Slobodan Miloševic.After losing her appeal in July this year, Ms. Hartmann had been ordered to pay her fine in two instalments of €3,500 each by mid-August and mid-September respectively.Ms. Hartmann subsequently wrote to the tribunal saying she is indigent and unable to pay her fine, but that supporters of her have deposited the funds to pay the fine in a French bank account.However, the tribunal’s finance department said it had yet to receive either instalment and the court stated that Ms. Hartmann was obligated to pay the fine in the exact manner prescribed.Deeming the fine to have not been paid, the appeals chamber today decided to convert the fine into a term of imprisonment of seven days. 16 November 2011The United Nations tribunal set up in the wake of the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s today ordered France to arrest a former tribunal spokesperson who has failed to pay a €7,000 fine imposed for contempt of court. read more

UN treaty on the rights of migrant workers enters into force

The 1990 International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families becomes international law 3 months ago after 20 countries ratified the treaty. It provides a set of binding standards for both documented and undocumented migrant workers, to guarantee the protection of their human and social rights. Although only 22 States have ratified the Convention and are thus bound by its provisions, it sets a moral standard for the treatment of migrant workers in all countries.An estimated 175 million persons are international immigrants, according to the UN Population Division.”We are convinced that the rule of law and promotion of democracy and human rights are necessary foundations for sound, viable and sustainable migration policies. The norms contained in this Convention offer a sound footing for national legislation and practice throughout the world,” said a joint statement issued by the UN today.The heads of the UN International Labour Office (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) signed the statement in support of the Convention. read more

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow presses global push to end polio

In an interview with the UN News Service, Ms. Farrow noted that a decade ago, there were 350,000 cases of paralytic polio around the world, but that number has since dropped to just around 130. Polio eradication, she said, is within reach. “My goal is that no child should be paralyzed from polio or die of polio when they have had the cure for so long.”Ms. Farrow also discussed her personal experience as the mother of a young child who was paralyzed by the disease. “Living with a paraplegic boy has really bought the issue of polio to the front of my mind, knowing how difficult everything is for him,” she said. “Having looked into it I thought that [UNICEF] would be an organization that would be really worthwhile to support.The actress also spoke of the personal satisfaction she gains from advocating for the agency. “My efforts are miniscule compared to what some people are doing [and] what needs to be done,” she said, but “just feeling like I am doing my best makes my life worthwhile to me and makes me sleep better.” Asked what interested people can do to help the situation, Ms. Farrow said, “if you have a spare penny, you could give it to UNICEF.” She added that the money goes directly to those who need it most.“I can really vouch for it.” read more

And the Australian gold winners are

first_imgTwo gold companies involved in the development of the Tropicana project north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia have shared the honour of Australia’s gold sector’s top explorer in 2006. Awarded annually by Gold Mining Journal (GMJ), Gold Explorer of the Year for 2006 has been bestowed on AngloGold Ashanti and the Independence Group. GMJ’s Gold Miner of the Year was Dominion Mining.It has been a buoyant year in Australia for most metals commodities and gold has kept pace with its high price and a spate of projects making the conversion from exploration status to gold production. “This market buoyancy was reflected in the spread and depth of nominations received by the 28-member judging panel for 2006 – with little indication of a slowdown in the sector in the coming 12 months,” GMJ Editor, Barry Avery, said.“AngloGold Ashanti and Independence are deserved winners as their progress at Tropicana, about 400 km northeast of Kalgoorlie, is helping this region shape up as an entirely new exploration province within the Yilgarn Block.” AngloGold Ashanti manages Tropicana, which covers more than 12,000 km2 of tenements. Avery said that while no JORC figures had yet been released for Tropicana, the exploration play is believed to host multi-million ounce gold deposits. AngloGold Ashanti has flagged a resource statement to be released in 2007.Top miner winner, Dominion, has as its flagship Challenger gold mine, 250 km north of Ceduna on the Gawler Craton of South Australia. Dominion was recognised for increasing production at Challenger while containing costs and replacing resources and reserves. It is the second year in succession that the Company has walked away with GMJ’s Top Miner honour. The list of winners is as follows:2006 Gold Mining Journal Gold Explorer of the Year:Tropicana: AngloGold Ashanti/Independence GrouAvoca Resources Goldstar Resources/Navigator ResourcesAlkane ExplorationMercator GoldDominion Mining, Integra Mining, Perseus Mining, Troy Resources, Red 5, Wedgetail MiningCougar Metals, Moto Goldmines, Marengo Mining, Minotaur ExplorationBass Metals, Sino Gold, Oropa, Lihir GoldMonax Mining, Agincourt Resources, Dioro Exploration, Oxiana, Oceanagold, Tianshan GoldfieldsTasgold, Medusa Mining, Andean Resources, Echo Resources, Northwest Resources2006 Gold Mining Journal Gold Miner of the Year:Dominion MiningTroy ResourcesBarrick GoldSt Barbara MinesNewcrest MiningOxiana, OceanagoldKingsgate Consolidated, Sino GoldNewmont MiningEquigold, Intrepid MineralsLihir Gold.last_img read more

Byrne and Marmion back in Schmidts Ireland squad for France

first_img 41 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share24 Tweet Email1 Mar 6th 2019, 10:33 AM Wednesday 6 Mar 2019, 10:33 AM LEINSTER’S ROSS BYRNE has been called up to Ireland’s squad for this weekend’s Six Nations clash against France at the Aviva Stadium [KO 3pm, Virgin Media 1], while Kieran Marmion also returns to Joe Schmidt’s panel for round four of the championship.Byrne was the surprise omission from Schmidt’s original Six Nations squad but after rebounding strongly for his province in recent weeks is included in the 37-man party which convened at Carton House on Monday night. Byrne was left out of Schmidt’s original squad. Source: Matteo Ciambelli/INPHOSean Cronin has paid for his poor performance in Rome a fortnight ago and is replaced by Ulster’s Rob Herring, while Robbie Henshaw and Dan Leavy are not involved as they continue their respective injury comebacks. 23-year-old Byrne, who won his first international cap against Italy last November, is one of four out-halves named in the squad, his inclusion suggesting Joey Carbery may not shake off his hamstring injury in time for France. Connacht scrum-half Marmion is also back in national camp for the first time since his starring role in the victory over the All Blacks last November having recovered from ankle surgery.He takes the place of the uncapped Caolin Blade, but Tom Farrell retains his place in Schmidt’s plans while Garry Ringrose’s return to fitness is a major fillip for Ireland ahead of the visit of Les Bleus to Dublin. Tadhg Beirne, CJ Stander and Jordan Larmour are all also fit after missing the win over Italy last time out and are due to train with the rest of the squad at their Maynooth base on Wednesday morning, ahead of Schmidt’s team announcement on Friday afternoon. Ireland squad:Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster)(captain)Tadhg Beirne (Lansdowne/Munster) Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster)Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht)Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)Iain Henderson (Queens University/Ulster) Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster)Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster)Jack McGrath (St Marys College/Leinster) Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Ulster)Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster) Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) Rhys Ruddock (Lansdowne/Leinster) James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster)CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster) Jack Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht) Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) John Cooney (Terenure College/Ulster) Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) Chris Farrell (Young Munster/Munster) Tom Farrell (Coolmine/Connacht) Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) Kieran Marmion (Galwegians/Connacht) Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) Jonathan Sexton (St Marys College/Leinster) Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster).Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: By Ryan Baileycenter_img Subscribe Byrne and Marmion back in Schmidt’s Ireland squad for France Sean Cronin is not included in the 37-man panel, while Robbie Henshaw and Dan Leavy remain unavailable through injury. https://the42.ie/4526289 Short URL 27,859 Views last_img read more

Missing priest resurfaces

first_imgThe American priest who disappeared in mysterious circumstances a week ago in Athens has resurfaced in a third country and has contacted his relieved family in his native Indiana. Fr Christiaan Kappes vanished without a trace with his friend and translator Ioanna Lekakou on October 1 after telling his father and sister that they were in grave danger. But at around 8:00 am Indiana time (4:00 pm Greek time) on Monday, the missing priest phoned his father to say that he and Lekakou had made it to another country, were in safe hands and were due to fly to the US on Wednesday. The priest asked his family not to reveal where he was. His family are overjoyed. “It’s been a roller coaster. This is the toughest thing I’ve ever been through,” the priest’s sister, Nadia Charcap, told the Athens News from her home in Franklin, Indiana. She didn’t speak to her brother, but rushed to her father’s house, three minutes away from hers, when she heard that he was on the phone. “He hung up just as I walked in. I had a million questions for him,” she said. Charcap said that the priest felt “awful” at what his disappearance had put his family through but believed he had no choice but to flee Greece in the way he did. His sister said that she remains convinced that they had been targeted by criminals in a dispute over a Greek family inheritance. On behalf of her family, Charcap praised everyone who helped them in raising the alarm about her brother’s strange disappearance, including the American and Greek authorities. Source: Athens News Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Une femme sans amygdale ne souffre daucune peur

first_imgUne femme sans amygdale ne souffre d’aucune peurUne nouvelle étude cherchant à déterminer quelle partie du cerveau est responsable de nos peurs aurait démontré qu’il s’agit de l’amygdale. Une femme dépourvue de cette glande et observée par les chercheurs ne souffrirait ainsi d’aucune peur.Face au cas d’une femme expliquant n’avoir peur de rien, des chercheurs seraient parvenus à identifier l’amygdale comme foyer des peurs chez l’homme. Ainsi, cette zone du cerveau située dans la région antéro-interne du lobe temporal serait responsable du sentiment de peur que nous pouvons parfois ressentir tandis que la responsabilité de cette zone du cerveau n’avait été établie que chez les rats et les singes jusque là. Plusieurs chercheurs se sont ainsi penchés sur le cas d’une femme d’une quarantaine d’années dont l’amygdale a été détruite par une maladie. Depuis, le sujet ne parvient plus à avoir peur, ni même à lire la peur sur le visage d’autres individus.Cette découverte, explique le professeur de neurologie et de psychologie Daniel Tranel, pourrait permettre la mise au point de nouveaux traitements pour les individus souffrant de troubles après des traumatismes psychologiques, comme les soldats revenant de guerre. Des traitements contre l’anxiété pourraient également être mis au point. Et le Dr Tanel d’expliquer à l’AFP : “Les travaux publiés jeudi montrent que des zones spécifiques du cerveau pourraient bien être responsables de ce syndrome. La psychothérapie et les médicaments sont les options actuelles pour traiter le syndrome de stress post-traumatique et ces traitements pourraient ainsi être ajustés ou de nouveaux développés en ciblant l’amygdale”. De son côté, l’Institut national de la santé mentale aux Etats-Unis, estime que 7,7 millions d’individus dans le pays souffriraient d’un syndrome de stress post-traumatique.Le 21 décembre 2010 à 10:55 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Premier Robinson speaks to FCIB services in South Caicos

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 24, 2018 – Providenciales – Premier Robinson wishes to inform the residents of South Caicos that as Premier and Minister with responsibility for District Administration, she is aware of First Caribbean International Bank’s decision to cease weekly banking services to customers on South Caicos with immediate effect.Premier Robinson, “We are aware of the announcement made overseas of the Bank’s intention to withdraw its weekly services in South Caicos.  We regret this decision and have written to them asking for a reconsideration of this position and have suggested an alternative to the provision of services under another arrangement.  We are awaiting their response and we will communicate this as soon as we are in receipt of a response.  This challenge has presented itself before many years ago and I invite residents to allow us the opportunity to make representations on the community’s behalf.  We are aware of the challenges that arise from this decision and have outlined them in detail to the Bank citing the risk to business owners, the extreme inconvenience and difficulty that persons who receive welfare or social services checks will now face, and the difficulty overall for public officers and customers generally who have been the beneficiaries of these services since Barclays Bank came to our shores. We hope to reach a quick resolution. ”Hon Sharlene L Cartwright RobinsonPremier & Minister of FinanceThe Turks and Caicos Islands Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Facility strives to treat patients of all sizes

first_imgA Vancouver speciality clinic is equipping itself to better treat larger and heavier patients.PeaceHealth’s Wound Healing Center on Tuesday received a new hyperbaric oxygen chamber designed for bariatric patients. As Americans’ waistlines get bigger, medical facilities — and other types of facilities — are purchasing equipment and modifying structures in order to meet the needs of larger patients.The new hyperbaric chamber at the Wound Healing Center has a diameter of 41 inches and can be used for patients weighing up to 700 pounds. It’s the largest of its type of chamber in the world, and the only one of its size in Oregon and Washington, said Bess Oleksiak, program director at the Wound Healing Center.“It’s pretty special,” she said.The majority of the clinic’s patients can use one of its two standard chambers, which have a diameter of 32 inches and can accommodate patients weighing up to 500 pounds. Some patients, however, can’t fit comfortably in the chamber (even if they weigh less than 500 pounds) or have confinement anxiety, Oleksiak said.Prior to the arrival of the new machine, those patients were referred to Seattle’s Virginia Mason Medical Center, which has a similar piece of equipment that can treat numerous people at once.In the past year, the Wound Healing Center had about 15 patients who couldn’t be treated in Vancouver, Oleksiak said. If patients didn’t want, or couldn’t afford, to drive to Seattle for treatment, they usually went without care. One local woman who was too large for the standard chamber recently had her leg amputated after going without treatment, she said.last_img read more

Fire damages house in Camas

first_imgFire damaged a house in Camas late Thursday night.The fire was reported at 9:30 p.m. at 1531 N.W. Sixth Place, according to emergency dispatch records.Crews from the Camas-Washougal Fire Department arrived on scene to discover a working house fire in a ranch-style home. The fire was reported under control at 9:55 p.m.All the occupants were safe and out of the house according to emergency radio traffic. The house is owned by John and Cindy Armour, according to county property records.last_img

Body found in Columbia River was Battle Ground man

first_imgThe Cowlitz County coroner says a body found floating in the Columbia River at Kalama is that of a Battle Ground man who disappeared last summer.The Daily News of Longview reported the body was identified Wednesday as Jay Michael Jones, 25. He was last seen June 28 when he reportedly fell out of a boat while fishing.The coroner says he drowned. Jones was not wearing a life preserver.last_img

Media MA Heats Up in Q1 2017

first_imgThe first three months of 2017 saw an uptick in M&A deal value across both B2B and consumer media as well as the exhibitions and conferences sector, according to investment bank JEGI’s latest report. In the exhibitions and conferences space, JEGI tracked one less deal than it did in Q1 2016, but the trend of increased deal value continues, up 117 percent in Q1 2017 to $458 million. The major transaction here was Informa’s $133 million acquisition of Yachting Promotions, a series of boat shows, from Active Interest Media, which JEGI represented in the sale. Despite tracking roughly the same number of deals in the B2B media and tech space as the same period last year (26 vs. 25, respectively), JEGI reports that the combined value of those deals more than tripled, from $262 million in Q1 2016 to $899 million in Q1 2017. This was primarily driven by Jira parent company Atlassian’s $425 million purchase of competitive productivity software platform Trello. Another major deal, reports JEGI, was the March sale of Incisive Media’s Insight division to French-based publisher Infopro, for $150 million.center_img The consumer media and technology space saw a similar rise on deal value despite a less-dramatic jump in the number of individual transactions. In Q1 2017, JEGI tracked 66 deals worth a combined $3.52 billion, compared to 54 deals at $939 million over the same period last year. Leading the way was Amazon’s purchase of its biggest competitor in the Middle East and Africa, Souq.com, for $650 million. Other significant deals included Priceline/Kayak’s $550 million acquisition of Momondo Group, and German-based Hubert Burda Media’s $350 purchase of UK special interest publisher Immediate Media.last_img read more