Fix could be delayed for Cape Breton town plagued by stinky sewage

first_imgINVERNESS, N.S. — Residents of a small community in Cape Breton are worried they’ll have to suffer through another year of putrid fumes wafting from an overworked sewage lagoon despite a highly publicized public protest.Rose Mary MacDonald, president of the Inverness Development Association, says town council approved a plan in August that calls for completion of the final design for a new sewage treatment plant by November.However, MacDonald says a provincial funding application for the new plant has yet to be submitted to the federal government, which means construction probably won’t be completed until the end of next summer.The provincial Municipal Affairs Department couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.The former coal mining town is known for its two world-class golf resorts, but the stench from the lagoon has often left residents — and some golfers — gagging.The fetid facility is adjacent to Cabot Links, which opened in 2011 — marking the start of the revival of a hardscrabble town that withered after its last coal mine closed in the 1990s.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Forced sterilizations on Indigenous women hits international spotlight

first_imgHolly MooreAPTN InvestigatesThe forced sterilization of Indigenous women and girls in Canada was in the spotlight at an international human rights commission hearing this week.Lawyers Alisa Lombard and Jamesy Patrick, associates with Maurice Law, presented to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Bogotá, Colombia. The principal mandate of the IACHR is to protect human rights in the Americas and conduct investigations in participating countries, which includes Canada.LINK: What is the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)?Lombard told commissioners about the history of forced sterilizations, coerced abortions and other forms of reproductive violence against Indigenous women in Canada.“There is evidence that the forced sterilization of Indigenous women has been a consistent practice in Canada since the 1930’s into modern times.” she told commissioners in a statement obtained by APTN Investigates.LINK: Full statement to IACHRMore than 50 women have come forward to Maurice Law since July 2017, according to the statement.“The cases of these courageous women who have come forward make clear that discrimination and biases have operated with impunity to undermine professional ethics and the standard of care owed to every woman,” Lombard said.She urged the “commission to assist in holding governments and those responsible for decades of force sterilization perpetrated against Indigenous women and girls to account.”Reported harms of Indigenous women and girls include sterility, mental anguish, suicide, hormonal imbalances and a decreased sense of being valued as a woman.The statement also includes a number of requests to the federal, provincial governments, health authorities and regulatory bodies like the colleges of physicians and surgeons to root out racial discrimination and provide training.Health Canada is asked specifically to “ produce an information brochure for health care providers,” to produce “guidance regarding sterilization procedures” and create documents that ensure “proper and informed consent.”Reported cases include coerced abortion and suicideA December 2017 letter requesting the hearing included cases like that of a 15-year old girl who suffered irreparable damage after termination of a pregnancy was performed without proper or informed consent.LINK: Letter of request to IACHR Another example involved a young Indigenous woman who was promised that her children would be returned to her from foster care if she consented to sterilization. She died by suicide 10 months later, according to the request.None of the allegations have been proven in court.Maurice Law now represents 55 women in a class-action lawsuit filed in October 2017 against the Province of Saskatchewan, the federal government, health regions and even the individual physicians involved, alleging forced sterilization.APTN has contacted the federal government for comment. More to come.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Draws Roadmap for Progress in Africa

Rabat – King Mohammed VI has advocated for a bigger role for Africa on the world stage, expressing confidence that the continent will achieve progress, provided efforts are joined by its children.In a speech dedicated to the continent at the 10th World Policy Conference, which kicked off in Marrakech on Friday, the monarch gave further proof that Africa has become central in Morocco’s foreign policy.Africa’s Moment In his speech, King Mohammed VI said that Africa’s voice should be heard globally, and that the continent must assume a bigger role that the one assigned to it today.“Given the recent developments and the clear progress made by Africa, it is of the utmost importance that our continent be front and center of a redesigned world stage,” said the King.The King highlighted a change in Africa’s attitude, pointing to a continent more confident in itself in comparison with the past.“The era of a passive Africa suffering from a complex environment is over. A proactive Africa is replacing a submissive continent.”Africa, for the monarch, has a chance to achieve progress given its enormous potential in terms of both material and human resources.To do so, Africans need to be united, realistic, innovative and set up better policies for a brighter future, stressed the King.“It is our responsibility to foster innovative strategies and ambitious policies which should not only be based on the accomplishments that have already been made, but which should also draw inspiration from successful initiatives at global level.”Africa should not see its abundant youth as a “handicap,” urged King Mohammed VI, but rather as an “asset.”“Today, Africa’s tremendous assets in terms of human capital offer an exceptional opportunity to achieve progress,” insisted the monarch.While pressing for greater achievements, the King noted at the same time global recognition of the recent developments seen by the continent.“The undeniable progress that Africa has made has not gone unnoticed. In fact, it has been followed with growing interest by the international community,” said King Mohammed VI.For Africa to achieve prosperity and meet people’s aspirations, the King called for “inclusive human and economic development programs that are based on a regional or continental vision.”A Roadmap to ProgressWhile the King insisted that Africa has tremendous opportunities to catch up with the developed world and achieve similar goals of progress and prosperity, he nonetheless did not shy away from the challenges facing the continent.The royal speech presented a sort of roadmap to progress. The King advocated for an improvement of public policies in education, health, and vocational training. The main goal behind this is ensuring a better integration of the youth “into the socio-economic fabric” of African countries.Shaping up public policies, suggested the King, can only have a positive impact on “sustained growth that would create jobs and boost productivity.”The modern challenges facing Africa require that Africans change their way of thinking and look for modern solutions to existing problems.In the King’s suggested roadmap, a stress was made on the need for a “constructive debate” to improve local development models and fully exploit the continent’s abundant natural resources.African agriculture – a field in which Morocco has invested with agreements for the kingdom’s Office Chérifien de Phosphates (OCP) to set up industrial units – is a highly promising sector but one in need of modernization.King Mohammed VI called for a transformation of African agriculture “from primary production to agro-industrial value chains.”For Africa to fully make the most of the sector’s potentials, the King called for “revolution” in technology usage in continental agriculture, and a adjustment of “production methods” to make them better fit the local context and be “consistent with the requirements of climate change.” read more

UN agency helps set up laboratory in Ivorian port to monitor for

25 June 2010A new laboratory has been set up in the Ivorian port city of Abidjan to improve the monitoring of hazardous materials under a project backed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that aims to prevent a repeat of a notorious incident in which thousands of people were sickened by toxic waste. A new laboratory has been set up in the Ivorian port city of Abidjan to improve the monitoring of hazardous materials under a project backed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that aims to prevent a repeat of a notorious incident in which thousands of people were sickened by toxic waste.The laboratory, which has been handed over to Cote d’Ivoire’s environment ministry, is equipped to test for waste in ships entering the port, according to a press release issued by UNEP in Geneva.The agency developed the laboratory as part of a joint project with the Secretariat of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal.UNEP said the project is the result of wider efforts by the agency to both improve waste management systems in Côte d’Ivoire and protect the West African coast from hazardous materials.In 2006 the cargo ship Probo Koala dumped 500 tons of toxic waste, belonging to the Dutch company Trafigura, at various sites – including local waterways – around Abidjan, the largest city in Côte d’Ivoire. The liquid sludge contained large quantities of hydrocarbons and toxic substances such as hydrogen sulphide and caustic soda.Official estimates indicate at least 15 people died, 69 others were hospitalized and at least 100,000 more residents complained of nausea and vomiting after inhaling fumes.In a report last year Okechukwu Ibeanu, the UN Special Rapporteur on the adverse effects of the illicit movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes, said some areas of Abidjan had still not been decontaminated.He called for urgent steps to tackle the long-term human health and environmental effects of the incident. read more

UN chief pledges continued support for Kyrgyz recovery

Kyrgyzstan witnessed a violent uprising in April that ousted former president Kurmanbek Bakiyev. That was followed by deadly clashes in the southern part of the country in June between Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbeks which uprooted nearly 400,000 people and sent many fleeing to neighbouring Uzbekistan.Mr. Ban and Rosa Otunbaeva discussed the political situation in the country and the upcoming parliamentary elections, when they met at UN Headquarters on the margins of the annual high-level General Debate of the General Assembly.They agreed on the importance of an inclusive and transparent vote for the stabilization and long-term development of the country, according to Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.They also discussed the status of an international commission of inquiry into the June violence. 23 September 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today assured the President of Kyrgyzstan of the continued support of the United Nations for rehabilitation, recovery and reconciliation in the Central Asian nation in the wake of the crisis that erupted earlier this year. read more

UK economy bounces back in May in wake of Brexit extension

LONDON — Official figures show the British economy bounced back in May but fears remain that the country could slip into recession ahead of the revised Brexit deadline.The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that the economy grew a monthly 0.3% in May largely because car makers ramped up production again after many went idle in April in case the original Brexit deadline ended up with Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal.In April, the British economy contracted 0.4%.In the event, the March 29 Brexit date was extended to Oct. 31.The delay has done little to lift the cloud of uncertainty surrounding the British economy, with no one sure about what will happen. As such, firms remain wary of investing.The Associated Press

DR Congo UN envoy condemns murder of family in eastern town

“This new attack against six members of the same family in Mutarule yesterday is unacceptable and I strongly condemn this crime,” declared Martin Kobler, head of the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) in a statement.Following the killings, MONUSCO forces were immediately placed on alert and are joining forces with the Congolese security forces to locate the assailants in order to bring them to justice.“The Mission has increased its patrols to better protect the population. Ensuring peace is a primarily in the hands of the Congolese. I therefore call the inhabitants of the Ruzizi plain to calm and restraint to avoid an escalation,” stressed Mr. Kobler.Just last week, Mr. Kobler briefed the UN Security Council on the situation in the DRC, saying that while the security situation there had vastly improved compared to this time last year, it remained fragile. While many “armed groups have been sent to the history books,” the DRC Government believes that there are still thousands of combatants in the country, he added. read more

Galway crowned kings of Connacht as strong secondhalf leads them past Roscommon

first_imgGalway crowned kings of Connacht as strong second-half leads them past Roscommon The Tribesmen are the first side to book their place in the Super 8s. Jun 17th 2018, 5:48 PM Sunday 17 Jun 2018, 5:48 PM 26,808 Views Follow us: the42.ie 63 Comments By Kevin O’Brien http://the42.ie/4075693 Mayo crowned EirGrid Connacht U20 champions as Rossies suffer 16 point defeatO’Neill stars as Limerick produce late comeback to book Munster final spot Share65 Tweet Email Galway 0-16Roscommon 2-6Kevin O’Brien reports from Dr Hyde Park, RoscommonGALWAY LIFTED THEIR second Connacht crown in three seasons with a four-point win in a chess match with Roscommon. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOHe had a quiet final by his own lofty standards but captain Damien Comer stood up when it mattered and kicked two late points to lead his side to victory.Roscommon chased a goal at the far end in stoppage-time but the Tribesmen counter-attacked and late points from the excellent Ian Burke and sub Adrian Varley sealed the win.Shane Walsh enjoyed one of his finest games in the maroon jersey, scoring eight points including five vital frees on a day when Barry McHugh’s radar was off.Galway became the first side to make the Super 8s and although Kevin Walsh’s side were nowhere near their best, they dug out the win out when it mattered against the wind in the second-half.Roscommon looked in control at the break, leading a tactical battle by 1-5 to 0-5 after playing against the breeze, but they failed to score from play in the second-half.Kevin McStay’s side had a good share of chances but shot seven wides and dropped two short in the latter period. Niall Kilroy operated as a sweeper to good effect for the Rossies but once Galway started running at the defence they began to get more joy. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOThe hosts were dominating midfield until Cathal Compton was forced off with an injury in the 30th minute and Galway took control in that sector for the remainder of the game with Thomas Flynn influential.Despite playing against the breeze, Roscommon owned the ball in the opening half and were smart enough not to carry the ball into contact in Galway’s defensive web.McStay’s outfit were 0-4 to 0-1 in front after a tight and cagey first 16 minutes, with Galway particularly wasteful at the far end.After 22 minutes, Galway had 13 men back but Ciarain Murtagh sensed an opening and sped past Barry McHugh down the end line. He jinked inside and placed the ball low and hard past Ruairi Lavelle.Galway’s best two players in the first period, Ian Burke and Shane Walsh, kicked a brace each as they went in 1-5 to 0-5 behind at the interval. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHORoscommon started the second-half with one score from seven shots at goal, hitting five wides and dropping one short. Galway were far more clinical at the far end and Walsh clipped over three points (one free) to leave them a point behind.Then sub Sean Armstrong intercepted a short Colm Lavin kick-out and David Murray was forced to drag down the Salthill native. Murray was black-carded and Walsh levelled it up with his eighth score of the game.Roscommon had a hint of a goal chance after a Cathal Cregg interception started a move that saw Donie Smith pick out Diarmuid Murtagh in front of goal, but the latter was bottled up by the Tribe defence. Galway countered and Burke was fouled, which handed Walsh another pointed free.Moments later Kelly tagged on their sixth straight score to leave Galway 0-11 to 1-6 in front. The Rossies were awarded when Diarmuid Murtagh was hauled down by Thomas Flynn as he raced through on goal and Conor Devaney rattled the spot kick into the top corner.Armstrong tied the game up from the next Galway attack and then Comer fired over a quick-fire brace to leave them on the cusp. With Roscommon chasing the goal, Varley and Burke lobbed over a point each to seal the win.Scorers for Galway: Shane Walsh 0-8 (0-5f), Ian Burke 0-3, Damien Comer 0-2, Adrian Varley, Sean Kelly and Sean Armstrong 0-1 each.Scorers for Roscommon: Diarmuid Murtagh 0-5 (0-2f), Conor Devaney 1-0 (1-0 pen), Ciarain Murtagh 1-0, Donie Smith 0-1. Roscommon1. Colm Lavin (Éire Óg)3. Peter Domican (St Brigid’s)4. Niall McInerney (St Brigid’s)2. David Murray (Padraig Pearses)5. John McManus (Roscommon Gaels)6. Fintan Cregg (Elphin)12. Conor Devaney (Kilbride – captain)8. Cathal Compton (Strokestown)9. Tadgh O Rourke (Tulsk)11. Enda Smith (Boyle)15. Niall Kilroy (Fuerty)10. Ciarain Murtagh (St Faithleach’s)7. Brian Stack (St Brigid’s)13. Donie Smith (Boyle)14. Diarmuid Murtagh (St Faithleach’s)Subs26. Ultan Harney (Clann na nGael) for Compton (30)17. Cathal Cregg (Western Gaels) for Stack (55)20. Finbar Cregg (Western Gaels) for Ciaran Murtagh (60)18. Conor Daly (Padraig Pearses) for O’Rourke (61)23. Ronan Stack (St Brigid’s) for Kilroy (71)Galway1. Ruairí Lavelle (Salthill/Knocknacarra)2. Declan Kyne (Clonbur)4. David Wynne (Moycullen)3. Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh (Naomh Ánna, Leitir Mór)5. Cathal Sweeney (Killanin)6. Gareth Bradshaw (Moycullen)12. Seán Kelly (Moycullen)8. Paul Conroy (St James)9. Thomas Flynn (Athenry)10. Eamonn Brannigan (St Michael’s)11. Barry McHugh (Mountbellew/Moylough)7.  Johnny Heaney (Killanin)15. Shane Walsh (Kilkerrin/Clonberne)13. Ian Burke (Corofin)14. Damien Comer (Annaghdown – captain)Subs22. Ciaran Duggan (Annaghdown) for Conroy (45)17. Sean Armstrong (Salthill Knocknacarra) for McHugh (49)23. Eoghan Kerin (Annaghdown) for Wynne (50)19. Peter Cooke (Moycullen) for Heaney (65)26. Adrian Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks) for Brannigan (69)24. Gary O’Donnell (Tuam Stars) for O’Ceallaigh (71)Referee: David Coldrick (Meath)The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Court blocks ballot measure that would break up California

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court has blocked a measure that would divide the state into three from appearing on November ballot.last_img

Fitness guru Jack LaLanne dies at 96

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru who inspired television viewers to trim down, eat well and pump iron for decades before diet and exercise became a national obsession, died Sunday. He was 96.LaLanne died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia Sunday afternoon at his home in Morro Bay on California’s central coast, his longtime agent Rick Hersh said.Lalanne ate healthy and exercised every day of his life up until the end, Hersh said.“I have not only lost my husband and a great American icon, but the best friend and most loving partner anyone could ever hope for,” Elaine LaLanne, Lalanne’s wife of 51 years and a frequent partner in his television appearances, said in a written statement.Just before he had heart valve surgery in 2009 at age 95, Jack Lalanne told his family that dying would wreck his image, his publicist Ariel Hankin said at the time.“He was amazing,” said 87-year-old former “Price is Right” host Bob Barker, who credited LaLanne’s encouragement with helping him to start exercising often.last_img read more

Police clear biggest migrant camp in French

first_imgMunicipal police officers of the city of Paris and workers clean up the Millenaire migrants makeshift camp along the Canal de Saint-Denis near Porte de la Villette, northern Paris, following its evacuation on 30 May 2018. AFPSecurity forces moved in on the biggest migrant camp in the French capital on Wednesday where some 1,700 people lived in makeshift tents alongside a canal.The migrants would be housed temporarily at more than 20 sites across the Paris region while the authorities checked their identities, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said in a statement.CRS riot police were deployed at dawn, some arriving by boat, as the migrants emerged from their tents and waited patiently to be bussed away from the Port de la Villette camp in the northeast of Paris.“We don’t really know where we are going,” said a Libyan who reached Paris seven months ago and gave his name as Issam.“It was hard here,” he added, holding on to his one piece of baggage.The “Millenaire” or Millennium camp was home mainly to Sudanese, Somali and Eritrean migrants.Two similar camp sites in the capital along the Canal St Martin, which houses 800 mostly Afghan migrants, and the Porte de la Chapelle, home to 300-400 people, would also be quickly evacuated, said regional prefect Michel Cadot.“The other camps will be evacuated as soon as possible next week,” Cadot told reporters.The authorities said the dawn operation Wednesday was the 35th such evacuation in Paris in the last three years as thousands of migrants have arrived seeking a better life.Migration spotlightFrench President Emmanuel Macron has pushed a new immigration law, decried as too hardline by some associations but which he sees as essential to identify genuine asylum seekers and economic migrants.The law, which is still being debated in parliament, would speed up the asylum process and lead to increased deportations of people who are seeking work in France, rather than fleeing war or persecution at home.The issue of migration was thrown into the spotlight at the weekend after a Malian migrant, in the country illegally and working in the construction industry, saved a child dangling from a fourth-floor balcony.The dramatic rescue act by Mamoudou Gassama, who scaled the Parisian apartment bloc with his bare hands, turned him into a global superstar and led Macron to grant him honorary citizenship.Immigration remains one of the main concerns of French voters, polls show, and the far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen won a third of votes in last year’s presidential election.Rather than Gassama’s heroics, some far-right activists have highlighted a different case involving migrants this week: that of two Afghans arrested for allegedly harassing a woman they judged to be inappropriately dressed on a train.The Paris mayor’s office, run by Socialist Anne Hidalgo, praised the clearance of the camps on Wednesday but said that it had been calling on the national government and interior ministry to take action for four months.Several officials from the mayor’s office were openly critical of Interior Minister Gerard Collomb.last_img read more

Automotive Flooring Market Size Demand Cost Structures and Future Forecasts to

first_imgAutomotive flooring can be referred as the carpets, mats, and others that are designed and used inside the vehicle to safeguard the original surface from dirt, wear, corrosion, and others. The use of automotive flooring does not only add the esthetic appeal to the vehicles interior, but also keeps it clean. Automotive interiors are available in wide range of design and material such as polypropylene, nylon, polyurethane, and rubber. It is also available in various shapes, color, and sizes.Automotive flooring it keeps the interior clean, increases durability, is easy to maintain, offers customization option to consumers, and is easily available. Leading automobile manufacturer is launching new premium vehicle with upgraded flooring for the protection of vehicle interior and attractive interior aesthetics of the vehicle. For instance, in March 2019, Ferrari has launched new Ferrari 400i Speciale, which has bare aluminum flooring for effective protection from damage, wear, corrosion, and others.Polyurethane is majorly used for manufacturing of automotive flooring and has wide range of other applications. However, cost of this material is high and fluctuates a lot. For instance, on September 2017, Evonik, a chemical specialist company announced increase in the prices of polyurethane foam additives globally. Such rise in prices of the raw material used in automotive flooring is expected to hinder the growth of the global automotive flooring market.Get Sample Report for More Details @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-toc-and-sample/5206Factors such as rise in demand for passenger vehicles, increase in application of flooring for protection of floor, and surge in car aesthetics value drive the growth of the automotive flooring market. In addition, increase in demand for comfortable interior boosts the growth of the market. However, high cost of raw material for automotive flooring hinders the market growth. Furthermore, production of economical and safe automotive flooring provides a remarkable growth opportunity for the key players operating in the market.Global automotive flooring market is segmented based on material, vehicle type, distribution channel, and region. The material segment is divided into rubber, nylon, polyurethane, polypropylene, and others. Based on vehicle type, it is categorized into Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV), Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV), and Passenger Car (PC). Based on channel, it is bifurcated into OEM and aftermarket. Based on region, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.Key players operating in the automotive flooring market are AutoFloors, Faurecia, AUTO CUSTOM CARPETS, INC., AGM Automotive, Autoneum, Magna International Inc., Apache Mills, Conform Automotive, TOYOTA BOSHOKU CORPORATION, Corry Rubber Corporation, and others.Key Benefits For StakeholdersThis study includes the analytical depiction of the global automotive flooring market along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.The report presents information regarding the key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.The current market is quantitatively analyzed from 2017 to 2025 to highlight the financial competency of the industry.Porters five forces analysis illustrates the potency of the buyers and suppliers in the industry.Inquire more about this report @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/5206Global Automotive Flooring Market SegmentationBy MaterialRubberNylonPolyurethanePolypropyleneOthersBy Vehicle TypeHeavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV)Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV)Passenger Car (PC)By Distribution ChannelOEMAftermarketlast_img read more

Qatar Tourism Authority unveils Qatars first Destination Brand

first_imgQatar Tourism Authority (QTA) unveiled the Qatar Destination Brand to global audiences at the World Travel Market in London. The brand is aimed at enhancing and accelerating efforts to promote the nation abroad.“The unveiling of Qatar’s first destination brand marks the beginning of a new phase in our journey towards achieving the vision for Qatar, as outlined in the National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030: a world class hub with deep cultural roots,” said His Excellency Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, Chairman of QTA. “In launching this brand, which is the first to represent Qatar as a destination, and by channelling multiple characteristics of the nation’s persona, hopes, actions and vision, our efforts to promote the country and pique interest from world travellers, gain new strength and cohesion.”According to QTA’s Chief Marketing & Promotions Officer, Rashed AlQurese, the development of Qatar’s destination brand “has been a carefully considered, nationwide process, involving locals, youth, residents, artists, and a spectrum of relevant stakeholders.”“The brand will unify and strengthen communications by sector stakeholders, tour operators, hoteliers and other members of the industry about Qatar to international audiences, it will also reinforce Qatar’s presence on the international stage at the global tradeshows, events and exhibitions that QTA participates in,” AlQurese said.last_img read more

Honesty is the best way especially from a coach

first_img“Honesty is the best way, especially from a coach, our head coach, and he’s really good at that,” Johnson said. “He’ll definitely let us know in practice, in games, what he really thinks.”Johnson said that with a smile and a chuckle, because honestly, no one really likes being criticized. But players will tell you harsh words can be necessary, and when they come from a coach like Arians, they are generally accepted.“The method is to get guys to do the right thing,” quarterback Carson Palmer said. “I don’t think it’s a motivational thing. I know it’s not to prove a point like, ‘I can yell at anybody.’ It’s he expects it to be done right, whether it’s David, Andre (Ellington), Chris (Johnson), myself, Larry, whoever it is. He expects things done right and when they’re not, he’s not subtle about it. You’re going to find out.”Remember the Amazon series “All or Nothing,” when Arians explained to his players that his criticism is about their football and not them as people?Arians believes in it and his players believe in him, which in turn allows the coach to be himself.On the opposite sideline in Buffalo Sunday will be Rex Ryan who, like Arians, is known for having a big personality. Asked why it has worked for his counterpart, Arians said it’s because players like honesty. Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact As long as the wins keep piling up, so too can the sound bytes, quips and criticisms, because the players know it all comes from the right place.“In the end, it’s all about getting your job done,” Campbell said. “However that may be. But in the end, we have to be accountable to each other, and accountable to the people in our family, and our coaches and players, we have a very close-knit family — that’s why we’ve had a lot of success these last couple of years.”Stories for pre-game readingCraig Morgan wrote on how Tony Jefferson’s play has been on the moneyFormer Cardinal Lorenzo Alexander weighed in on the struggles his Bills have dealt withThe Cardinals haven’t won in Buffalo in a long, long timeRex Ryan’s job may be on the line as the Cardinals take on the BillsTyrann Mathieu is not yet ready to be the Honey Badger of oldThe Bills are well aware of what Cardinals running back David Johnson can doNFL.com’s Chris Wesseling thinks Larry Fitzgerald is the NFL’s top slot receiverExperience has led to the best version of Carson Palmer yetPaige Dimakos and Bertrand Berry previewed the Cardinals vs. Bills game Top Stories Follow Adam Green on Twitter “If it’s brutal, it’s still honest,” he said. “They like being coached, and Rex is a hell of a coach. He knows how to get his guys in position to be successful and he knows how to teach it. That’s all players want.”Ryan’s bravado served him well for a time in the Big Apple and then he took it with to Buffalo, albeit with less success. These days he has been a bit muted, which is the cost of having a losing record. Still, Ryan said there are a few reasons for why players can relate to the kind of style he and Arians bring to the table.“I think in Bruce’s case, obviously he’s got the pelts to show the kind of coach he is and the coaching acumen he has,” Ryan said. “The other thing is that he’s just himself. That’s what you have to be in this business. I think if you try to be somebody you’re not, that’s not going to be effective. But, clearly, Bruce has always been himself and I think that’s why it’s so effective.”Arians got the Cardinals job at age 60, and has long maintained it will be his last coaching job. That mindset has given him a certain level of freedom to do things his way, without fear of turning off potential suitors. For David Johnson, is it really better to give than to receive?The Cardinals are preparing for the unknown with the Bills’ offenseMiscellany– Carson Palmer’s 40 wins as the Cardinals’ QB are third in franchise history, and since 2014, his 20-4 record as a starter and .833 win percentage are the best in the NFL.– Safety Tony Jefferson has at least 10 tackles in each of his last three games (including playoffs).– With a win the Cardinals would notch their first victory in Buffalo since 1971.– Larry Fitzgerald has failed to catch a pass in a game just one time — in Buffalo in 2004. If he scores a touchdown Sunday, he will become the first Cardinal since Roy Green in 1984 to catch a touchdown pass in each of the first three games of a season.– Last season, Palmer became the first QB in Cardinals history to have a rating of 100 or better in each of the first three games. If he posts a QB rating of at least 100 against the Bills, he will do so again.– With 130 or more yards from scrimmage Sunday, David Johnson would become the first player in franchise history to post at least 130 total scrimmage yards in each of the first three games of a season. For better or worse, Arians has never been afraid to speak his mind, both to media and his players alike.From a player’s perspective, his brash personality is welcome.“He wears his pride on his sleeve, he wears his feelings on his sleeve,” Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald said. “If he has something on his mind, he’s not going to beat around the bush. He’s always going to come out and tell you and he’s going to be honest, and as a man, you have to respect that about him.“There’s never any gray area, and I think the thing that bothers people most in athletics is when there’s a lot of gray area; there’s not much gray area. You know exactly where you stand and what he wants, he lets you know, so the communication is really good and I think players appreciate that.”Most players on the Cardinals’ roster have been called out by the coach in some capacity. Just this week, he criticized the play of running back David Johnson, and in the past offensive lineman D.J. Humphries and defensive lineman Calais Campbell have drawn his public ire.Johnson called Arians’ critique a good thing, as it helps keep him grounded and pushes him to play better. Besides, how can he be upset when he’s not the only one to draw criticism? Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires TEMPE, Ariz. — Generally speaking, the most popular people involved with a football team actually play for the team.In Arizona, that may not be the case.It did not take long for head coach Bruce Arians’ star to rise. It helps, of course, that the Cardinals have won 35 of his first 50 games with the team and taken them to the playoffs twice in three seasons, but his outgoing personality is a big part of his appeal, too.last_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Josh Boak, Christopher Rugaber And Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted May 6, 2019 12:57 pm PDT This image released by HBO shows from center left, Jacob Anderson, Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage in a scene from “Game of Thrones,” that aired Sunday, May 5, 2019. In the third to last episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen is suffering from a crisis of confidence. She is short on troops and dragons, short on strategies and short on friends. And her claim to the Iron Throne has weakened upon learning that Jon Snow, in fact, shares her royal Targaryen blood. (Helen Sloan/HBO via AP) Game of Thrones: Like many CEOs, Dany sees confidence slip WASHINGTON — Faith is waning in Daenerys Targaryen’s ability to conquer and then justly rule Westeros.The Mother of Dragons is down to only one firedrake, after a barrage of oversized crossbow bolts from an enemy ship killed her dragon Rhaegal. As the playwright Oscar Wilde might say, to lose one dragon may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose two — as Dany has — looks like carelessness.She is short on troops. Short on strategies. Short on friends. And her claim to the Iron Throne has weakened upon learning that the bastard Jon Snow, in fact, shares her royal Targaryen blood.Dany is suffering what can be called a crisis of confidence. Such crises are common in the modern global economy and can ultimately affect the fate of corporate chief executives and world leaders. A falling share price can encourage activist investors to seek the firing of a once-popular CEO. A drop in consumer confidence can lead to less consumer spending and disrupt a presidency, while a surge in confidence can propel stronger growth and help incumbents.In the AP’s weekly “Wealth of Westeros ” series, we’re delving into the latest plot twists and analyzing the economic and business forces driving the last season of “Game of Thrones.” This week, we thought the emerging challenge of Jon Snow to Dany’s previously solid claim to the Iron Throne highlighted the importance of confidence in leaders and economies.Daenerys has been down and out before. But this crisis is occurring at a moment that was supposed to be triumphant, when she would force the ruthless Cersei Lannister to surrender her crown and the capital of King’s Landing. But Cersei is defiant. And fewer of Dany’s own followers believe in her.It’s particularly interesting since it follows what was ultimately a victory for the Dany-led forces of the living over the Night King and the undead.What often matters more is how confidence responds to a setback. Researchers at the New York Federal Reserve found in a 2013 analysis that confidence measures held up after a series of financial crises, including the 1987 stock market crash, the 1994 bond market rout, the 1997 Asian crisis and the 1998 Asian debt crisis. This likely helped contain the damage from these events and possibly stop the kinds of fears that would lead to a recession.Yet those outcomes may have led to overconfidence among policymakers. Alan Greenspan writes in his 2007 autobiography that the ability of the U.S. economy to bounce back from those financial crises showed how resilient it was.The Great Recession began just months later in December 2007. Consumer confidence, as measured by the business research group the Conference Board, plummeted 75% by February 2009. It took almost six years for it to recover to pre-recession levels. Spending, not surprisingly, remained historically weak during that time.Until recently, confidence could also foreshadow the outcome of elections. It almost certainly helped presidential candidates unseat incumbents in 1980 and 1992, according to a 2008 commentary by Richard Curtin, director of the University of Michigan consumer sentiment surveys. He correctly predicted that falling consumer confidence would help Barack Obama to the presidency.However, in the hyper partisanship that emerged in the past decade, feelings about the economy are increasingly correlated to one’s political identity rather than actual economic performance.On Sunday’s “Game of Thrones,” Tyrion, the quick-witted imp who serves as Dany’s chief adviser, crystallizes the elusive nature of confidence: “Power resides where men believe it resides.”That can make life difficult for politicians and CEOs when those perceptions shift. British Prime Minister Theresa May called an unexpected election in April 2017 in an effort to bolster her support as she negotiated the terms of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union. Her party lost seats instead, weakening her hand. A year and a half later she was barely fending off “no confidence” votes.Chief executives can experience even swifter falls from grace. Carlos Ghosn, the former CEO and Chairman of Nissan, was once a celebrated, larger-than-life figure in Japan, credited with rescuing both Nissan and Renault from near bankruptcy.But several of his underlings turned against him, and Ghosn alleges they orchestrated a conspiracy. He has been arrested twice in Japan and removed from all his executive posts, after being charged with under-reporting his post-retirement compensation. Ghosn denies the charges.Will Dany ultimately fall out of favour? Her top advisers are already grappling with the fact that there is a legitimate alternative in Jon Snow. Varys, a crafty supporter who advises her alongside Tyrion, is leaning toward Snow because of his popularity among different groups of people. The confidence of the people can give a ruler legitimacy.“You know where my loyalty stands,” Varys told Tyrion. “You know I will never betray the realm.”“What is the realm?” Tyrion responds. “A vast continent home to millions of people, most of whom don’t care who sits on the Iron Throne.”Varys responds bluntly, “Millions of people, many of whom will die if the wrong person sits on that throne. We don’t know their names, but they’re just as real as you and I.”___Follow Josh Boak on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/JoshBoakFollow Paul Wiseman on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/PaulWisemanAPFollow Christopher Rugaber on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/ChrisRugaber___Read more Wealth of Westeros: https://www.apnews.com/WealthofWesterosJosh Boak, Christopher Rugaber And Paul Wiseman, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Even with very young children, Traditional buttercream, Gender, driven by 32-year-old Jose Antonio Gomez of Mission,Firstpostbrings you the nominees for theWorld Sportsman of The Year award (listed in alphabetical order): And the Nominees for the Laureus World Comeback of the Year are…#Laureus18 pictwittercom/eImO0kgJPV — Laureus (@LaureusSport) January 16 2018 FC Barcelona (Football) The Spanish club beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 in the round of the last 16 to become the first team in Champions League history to overturn a first leg 4-0 deficit In one of the greatest European ties ever seen Barcelona were 5-3 down on aggregate in the 88th minute but scored three goals in the final seven minutes including injury time Roger Federer (Tennis) Federer missed the second half of 2016 including the Olympic Games with recurrence of a knee injury but came back strongly in 2017 to win his fifth Australian Open and eighth Wimbledon title becoming only the second man in the Open Era to win Wimbledon without dropping a set It was his 19th career Grand Slam victory Justin Gatlin (Athletics) Following two bans for positive tests for illegal drugs in 2001 and 2006 the American sprinter completed his rehabilitation by winning a gold medal in the 100 metres in the 2017 World Championships in London in 992 secs beating Usain Bolt into third place Sally Pearson (Athletics) Competing in her first global championship since 2013 having overcome serious wrist hamstring and achilles injuries she won the 100 metres hurdles gold medal in the World Championships in London at the age of 30; the same track where she won the 2012 Olympics gold medal Valentino Rossi (Motorcycling) Rossi suffered displaced fractures of the tibia and fibula in his right leg in a training accident on 31 August He had metal supports inserted into the tibia and remarkably was back on the grid 25 days later to compete in the Aragon Grand Prix where he finished fifth Chapecoense (Football) Alan Ruschel made a courageous return to football following the tragic plane crash which killed 19 of the Chapecoense team in Colombia FC Barcelona invited the rebuilt team to take part in a friendly in August and Ruschel played the first 35 minutes before leaving to a standing ovation Other survivors Jakson Follmann and Neto appeared on the pitch before kick-off No advisory committee meetings for the rest of the year No review panels until November And don’t call us just yet That’s the guidance to the research community from the National Science Foundation (NSF) which reopened yesterday after the 16-day government shutdown A memo from NSF acting Director Cora Marrett (also see below) outlines a series of steps that the $7-billion-a-year agency will be taking to get back to business over the next several weeks “It will take time and extra effort to work through the backlog of activities” Marrett writes “It’s important for us … to focus on re-establishing core functions such as receiving reviewing and awarding/declining proposals as well as oversight and management of existing awards” NSF is urging scientists not to contact their program officers until the agency has had time to catch up on the backlog generated by the shutdown and resume normal operations To that end Marrett’s memo asks staffers to “pre-emptively communicate expectations” with the research community and “refrain from responding to PI calls and emails” To ease the immediate crunch Marrett has directed staff members to postpone all panel reviews “through the end of October” and to cancel meetings of the various advisory committees that offer regular input to the agency’s research directorates and major programs until 2014 Staffers have also been asked to postpone travel including site visits “for at least one week if possible” NSF is holding town meetings this morning to give staffers at its Arlington Virginia headquarters a chance to comment on what Marrett calls NSF’s “recovery plans” CORA MARRETT’s MEMO: October 17 2013 Dear Colleague I’d like to welcome everyone back to the office after a difficult 16-day government shutdown While I recognize that you are as eager as I am to get back to work I also appreciate that this hiatus likely caused personal hardship for many of you I am hopeful that the continuing resolution agreed to by the Congress and signed into law by the President will provide the basis for the longer term funding stability we need to meet our personal commitments and to plan and execute NSF’s responsibilities In an Important Notice to the community I described some of the effects of the funding lapse on our activities and asked for patience and support as we focus on the actions necessary to restart NSF activities Additional detailed guidance on assistance and contract-related policy and systems issues will be provided to you as well as the community as soon as possible These communications will help us set expectations for both ourselves and the community as we recover from the shutdown and transition to normal operations A copy of the Important Notice is attached It will take time and extra effort to work through the backlog of activities We are establishing priorities that will enable us to resume normal operations as quickly as possible while minimizing extra burden on our already hardworking staff It’s important for us in this timeframe to focus on re-establishing core functions such as receiving reviewing and awarding/declining proposals as well as oversight and management of existing awards We will strive for consistency in extending deadlines and addressing other delays or cancellations caused by the shutdown We will also consider the impact of our actions on other NSF offices engaged in start-up operations and foster creative solutions consistent with NSF policy to recover operations and activities impacted by the shutdown The following near term actions will help ensure a successful restart of agency operations: Additional guidance on other matters will be shared as it is developed Your thoughts and suggestions are vitally important and your directorate and office leaders will be seeking your input on the impacts of the shutdown and start-up approach I invite you to attend a town hall meeting tomorrow October 18 in Stafford I Room 375 to learn more about our recovery plans and to share your perspectives We will hold three sessions according to the follow breakout of directorates and offices: 9 – 9:45 am (BFA BIO EHR OD) 10 – 10:45 am (CISE ENG GEO OIG) 11 – 11:45 am (MPS SBE NSB OIRM) We will also attempt to webcast the session — recognizing potential network challenges as a result of the shutdown — and we will separately post status and instructions for connecting to the broadcast We would also invite your questions ahead of time at townhall@nsfgov Your questions will help to ensure that we appropriately address all policy procedural and systems issues I am truly grateful for your continuing professionalism and commitment to our mission and our nation’s science and engineering enterprise Thank you in advance for your support as we work our way back to normal operations Cora B Marrett Acting Director An Often-Murky Crime, Others were all heads of security agencies in the state, PRESSURE But the EU has said London must come up with a solution for the Irish border conundrum and highlights that has not happened. this is reflective of their seniority and also the parent high court.

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