One dead 7 missing after boat capsizes off northern Japan

first_imgTokyo: A man has been found dead inside a capsized fishing boat off northern Japan, with seven other crew members missing. The 29-tonne Keieimaru No.65 with eight Japanese fishermen on board lost communication on waters some 640 kilometres (400 miles) east of Cape Nosappu in Hokkaido on Tuesday, a coastguard spokesman told AFP on Wednesday. The boat was later found capsized, and inside the boat a man was found “in a state of cardio-respiratory arrest”, he said, using the Japanese expression suggesting death but without a doctor’s confirmation. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US “Six of our divers are continuing the search for the rest of the crew members,” he added. The boat was fishing for sauries in the high seas as they could not find them in coastal waters, public broadcaster NHK said. Fishermen across the country are struggling this year to catch sauries, a delicacy during this time of year in Japan, and experts point to higher water temperature as a reason behind it.last_img read more

Taxi hires new creative leadership in Toronto

first_img Facebook Twitter Advertisement The new ECDs join Taxi’s management team following a shakeup in recent months.At the end of January, Taxi CCO Jordan Doucette left the agency to join Leo Burnett Chicago, leading creative on the Kellogg’s account. Jeff MacEachern, who was named CCO alongside Doucette in 2016, has also since left the agency. And Reid Miller, CCO for Taxi’s U.S. offices, left the agency in October, becoming CCO at consultancy Ampology, with ECD Damion Sammarco taking over creative leadership in New York.While Doucette and MacEachern’s positions were meant to be more national in scope, the agency has returned to having dedicated senior creative leadership in each of its offices. Bronstorph and Horne join fellow Taxi creative leaders Jay Gundzik in Vancouver and Pierre Nolin in Josh Kolm Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Taxi ad agency, has named its new senior creative leadership, hiring Alexis Bronstorph and Kelsey Horne as executive creative directors in Toronto.The pair will oversee creative work done in Toronto across all Taxi clients, including Canadian Tire, Mark’s, Kraft, Audi, Beam and Moosehead.Bronstorph and Horne are rejoining the agency, having been ACDs at Taxi 2 when they left to take on creative director duties at Sid Lee in 2015. At that time, Bronstorph had been with the agency since 2004 (minus a one year stint at Juniper Park) and Horne since 2008 (which included a year at its now-closed Amsterdam office). While at Sid Lee, the pair worked with brands including PC Financial, Heineken, Belairdirect and Rethink Breast Cancer. Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

Somalia Security Council instructs extremists to end bloodshed in capital

In a presidential statement read out by Ambassador Vitaly Churkin of Russia, which holds the rotating Council presidency for May, the 15-member body also condemned the recent surge in violence led by al-Shabaab and other groups, which it said constitutes an attempt to remove the legitimate Government by force. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today also voiced deep concern over some of the fiercest armed clashes the country has experienced this year which have left at least 135 dead and over 400 injured.The fighting, which erupted last week between forces loyal to the embattled fledgling Government and opposition groups, has sparked a new wave of displacement forcing over 34,000 to flee their homes, according to UNHCR.The agency reported that hospitals in central Mogadishu are overwhelmed by the large number of casualties in need of urgent medical attention.UNHCR’s partner organizations in the capital say that some people have been trapped in their homes for days, unable to leave because of the raging street battles, and those who have escaped spoke of indiscriminate nightly bombings of residential areas. Some witnessed large numbers of people dying, including children and the vulnerable who were unable to leave the conflict area.Many of the displaced are heading to an area some 30 kilometres south-west of Mogadishu, which already houses over 400,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), while other have looked for safer parts of the city to seek refuge. UNHCR has pre-positioned blankets, sleeping mats, plastic sheets and kitchen sets for up to 108,000 people in Mogadishu and is making arrangements for the rapid distribution of these desperately needed items as security allows.The agency noted that the latest fighting is a major set back to efforts to establish stability in Mogadishu, which saw the return of some 65,000 IDPs to the city between January and April.“It is extremely sad to see that, while we were preparing to assist people to return home and resume a normal life after years of displacement and suffering, a new humanitarian catastrophe is erupting,” said UNHCR Representative to Somalia, Guillermo Bettocchi.“What is more frustrating is our inability to access the displaced people and give them the help they need,” he added.The agency assists more than 460,000 Somali refugees in neighbouring countries, as well as coordinating the protection and shelter for an additional 1.3 million displaced in Somalia.On Wednesday, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe told a meeting of the Security Council that the situation in the Horn of Africa nation remains “quite fragile” following the attempted coup on 9 May by Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys and Al Shabaab fighters, and noted that the latest surge in violence is clearly a response to the Government”s strategy to reach out and build a critical mass in support of peace. 15 May 2009The Security Council today demanded that extremists groups in Somalia immediately end their offensive in Mogadishu against the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), expressing concern over the mounting death toll and worsening humanitarian situation in the capital. read more

2015 NFL Preview How The Salary Cap Is Shaping The Falcons Saints

In preparation for the 2015 NFL season, FiveThirtyEight is running a series of eight division previews, each highlighting the numbers that may influence a team’s performance (including projections and rankings based on ESPN’s preseason Football Power Index). Here we take a look at what’s going on in the NFC South through the lens of the salary cap. Tampa Bay Buccaneers2014 Record: 2-14 | 2015 Proj. W: 5.7 | Playoff Odds: 6.1%Off. Rank: 29th | Def. Rank: 28th | S.T. Rank: 15thPlayer taking up the most cap space: DT Gerald McCoy ($14.6 million, 10.7 percent of the cap)McCoy has made three straight Pro Bowls and is probably the best defensive tackle in the league (Pro Football Focus put him at second in 2014, first in 2013 and second in 2012). Thanks to his play, he’s gotten paid:McCoy isn’t just the biggest cap hit at his position, he’s also an enormous outlier. The closest defensive tackle, the Bengals’ Geno Atkins, is paid $9 million per year. That’s a $5.6 million gap — only wide receiver Calvin Johnson ($7.4 million more than Demaryius Thomas) and running back Peterson ($6.2 million more than Matt Forte) are that far ahead of their nearest positional rivals. McCoy might not have the name recognition of those two stars, but he’s younger and closer to his peak.Despite McCoy, in 2014 the Buccaneers defense ranked 28th in passing yards allowed, 19th in rushing yards allowed, 25th in points allowed and 21st in sacks. A single player can have only so much impact on a team’s defensive performance.But McCoy is still a big part of the Bucs’ future. Tampa Bay isn’t realistically looking to win in 2015. Its path forward — into the tier of teams that legitimately contend for the Super Bowl each year — is a bet on top pick QB Jameis Winston. If he pans out, the Bucs will aim to contend a few years down the line, with McCoy as a cornerstone of a defense that’ll look very different than it looks today. Read more: What To Expect If You’re A Packers, Lions, Vikings Or Bears Fan New Orleans Saints2014 Record: 7-9 | 2015 Proj. W: 8.7 | Playoff Odds: 51.7%Off. Rank: 8th | Def. Rank: 27th | S.T. Rank: 16thPlayer taking up the most cap space: QB Drew Brees ($26.4 million, 18.2 percent of the cap)No NFL team spends as much of its cap on one player as New Orleans spends on Drew Brees. The QB has been one of the league’s best since he joined New Orleans in 2006, but in 2015 he’ll have lost most of his favorite targets. He’s also 36. The latter puts him in rare company.Only 38 QBs in NFL history have thrown 500 attempts after turning 36. Thirty-six of them also had at least 500 attempts from age 26 through 35, closer to a quarterback’s peak decade.3The other two QBs — Butch Songin and Doug Flutie — had many more attempts after they turned 36 than before, which is nuts. For obvious reasons, these quarterbacks are some of the best in NFL history. It’s a group that includes 12 Hall of Famers and four presumptive Hall of Famers (Brady, Peyton Manning, Kurt Warner and Brett Favre).To make sense of whether Brees, another all-time great, is due for a decline, let’s look at what happened to these quarterbacks’ ANY/A and interception rates after they turned 36:That’s … not much of a dip in performance. Weighting by attempts after age 35, the ANY/A of the QBs was basically unchanged. Interception rates improved by a decent chunk, 0.3 percentage points, which is around two fewer interceptions a year for a pass-friendly QB.The 2014 Saints season was a mess, but Brees, despite an uncharacteristic 33-17 TD-INT ratio, was stellar as always. He’ll likely retire as the career leader in completion percentage, a lame consolation prize for an elite QB competing against Peyton Manning’s records and Brady’s titles, but if the Saints can stop stripping for parts for a few seasons, he may have another Super Bowl push in him yet. Atlanta Falcons2014 Record: 6-10 | 2015 Projected Wins: 9.4 | Playoff Odds: 63.6%Offensive Rank: 7th | Defensive Rank: 16th | Special Teams Rank: 3rdPlayer taking up the most cap space: QB Matt Ryan ($19.5 million, 13.3 percent of the cap)One basic issue with NFL parity: If a team wants to win a Super Bowl in today’s league, it pretty much has to have a great QB. There are maybe 10 of these QBs on the planet, but 32 NFL teams. If your team is lucky enough to have a great QB, it’s probably paying him a huge amount of money. If your team doesn’t have one, it’s likely waiting to win some sort of QB lottery, gambling on either a high-pick rookie or an aging free agent (even one who, thanks to two neck surgeries, still can’t feel his fingertips).This year’s league includes several Hall of Fame QBs, and Matt Ryan is probably not one of them. But he is good enough for the Falcons to win a championship.It’s impossible to reduce every component of a QB’s performance into a single number, but adjusted net yards per attempt (ANY/A) does a fine enough job, showing the strongest correlation with wins among common statistics.1Adjusted net yards per attempt is based on a QB’s pass yards, pass attempts, interceptions, touchdowns, sacks, and sack yardage. It is calculated as (pass yards + 20*(pass TD) – 45*(interceptions thrown) – sack yards)/(passing attempts + sacks). The chart below ranks each team’s QBs (with a minimum of 10 starts) by ANY/A, from 1990 through 2014.Twenty-one of the last 25 Super Bowls went either to QBs who had one of the top five ANY/A performances that season or to Tom Brady, whose career ANY/A is the fourth highest of all time.2Brady’s ANY/A doesn’t align with the Patriots’ Super Bowl wins. The Patriots QB came in seventh, eighth, ninth and 12th during his championship seasons but was first in 2007 and 2010 and second in 2011 and 2012. Ben Roethlisberger had a championship in a down year, and borderline “elites” Eli Manning and Joe Flacco add one each. That leaves just one QB in the past 25 years, Trent Dilfer of the 2000 Ravens, who won a ring despite being a bad — or even just mediocre — quarterback.So is Matt Ryan, who has a top-10 ANY/A in four of the past seven seasons, Super Bowl material? Sure! He’s no Drew Brees, but he was just a hair behind both Brady and Russell Wilson last year, and more often than not he’s close to being among the league’s best QBs. And that lukewarm recommendation is, in the QB-hungry NFL, enough to warrant a $19.5 million cap hit. “When you come into a season, every fan thinks that their football team has a chance to win the Super Bowl, and that’s what I believe the 32 clubs are working towards.”— NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, May 5, 2011The NFL prizes parity, and the 2014 NFC South had loads of it. Every team finished below .500, no team was eliminated until Week 14 (Tampa Bay, at 2-11) and a division winner wasn’t determined until a Week 17 lose-and-go-home battle. If you squinted just right, it had the appearance of exciting football.In a twisted way, 2014 was a continuation of years of the division’s parity. During the last 13 seasons, New Orleans, Atlanta and Tampa Bay have won three division titles apiece, Carolina four. Going into 2014, Adam Schein of touted it as the league’s “most entertaining division” simply because it was so balanced that there was no clear favorite. Balance is overrated.The biggest instrument in the NFL’s quest for parity is the salary cap, in which the more a team pays for its strengths the more it (generally) exposes its weaknesses. The NFC South has three players — quarterback Drew Brees, defensive end Charles Johnson and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy — who will be the biggest cap hits in the NFL in 2015 at their positions. Let’s take a look at each team’s biggest obligation. Carolina Panthers2014 Record: 7-8-1 | 2015 Proj. W: 8.3 | Playoff Odds: 42.4%Off. Rank: 21st | Def. Rank: 7th | S.T. Rank: 24th Player taking up the most cap space: DE Charles Johnson ($20.0 million, 13.4 percent of the cap)Johnson4Not to be confused with Minnesota wide receiver Charles Johnson, who, in a sad coup for fantasy sports, has much better name recognition. is a solid defensive end — ProFootballFocus graded him as 11th in the league (among players who play in a 4-3) in 2014. Having a bad contract is not the same as being a bad player, but his is definitely a bad contract. But it’s not the Panthers’ most perplexing cap move in recent years. A year removed, let’s take a look at Carolina’s disastrous running backs.Honorable mention: The Panthers’ 2014 running back/fullback trio of DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert ($13.9 million, 10.1 percent of the cap).That $14 million is a lot to spend on a backfield. The Seahawks, who led the league in rushing in 2014, spent $8 million on Marshawn Lynch but only about $1.5 million on other backs. In exchange for all these dollars, the Panthers were seventh in the NFL in rushing yards, with 127 per game. That sounds pretty good! Except their QB ran for more than a quarter of those yards, and the Panthers’ backs caught few passes in a league that’s relying more on QB play.Let’s take a look at how much Carolina’s RBs really contributed. The chart below shows how much yardage each team’s 2014 running back corps (including fullbacks) contributed to team rushing and receiving.Carolina falls into that bottom left quadrant, teams whose running backs contributed below-average rushing and receiving yards per game. Neighbors include Jacksonville, Tennessee, and Tampa Bay — three of the NFL’s worst teams in 2014 — and Minnesota, whose star back, Adrian Peterson, was accused of child abuse and did not play after Week 1.Williams is off the books in 2015, but Carolina is still spending almost $12 million in cap dollars on Stewart and Tolbert. The pair combined for 37 receptions last year. With WR Kelvin Benjamin out for the season, Ted Ginn Jr. is the team’s No. 1 receiver despite being a 30-year-old with five starts in the past five seasons. Behind him on the depth chart is someone named Brenton Bersin. The Panthers might need their RBs to catch some passes. read more

TD says state must cover cost of pyrite damage

first_imgSINN FÉIN TD Dessie Ellis, has called on the government to provide funding for repairs to houses in need of immediate works due to pyrite contamination.He made his call during a debate in the Dáil last night following the deadline for stakeholders to submit possible resolutions to the on-going issue.Ellis said apart from the residents, “there is not really any innocent party in this scandal”. “The state allowed regulations which failed to stop this contamination and failed to legislate to protect citizens from this.”“The quarry failed to identify pyrite contamination as did the construction companies and finally Homebond who washed their hands of the whole situation and behaved incredibly badly,” he said.A report published in July revealed as many as 10,000 homes could harbour unidentified pyrite problems.It was recommended that 850 homes that have significant damage should have immediate repairs to stop further damage being done.Ellis said the state must put in place an industry levy to pay for works and monitoring of other contaminated homes which are not in need of work at present.“Immediate work is necessary and the state must put up the money for this on the basis that those identified as being liable will in the longer term pay back this debt,” he said.Read: Pyrite: There are ‘legal and moral responsibilities’>Over 10,000 homes could harbour unidentified pyrite problems>last_img read more

Highest level of job creation through IDA in over a decade

first_imgIRELAND’S INVESTMENT PROMOTION agency, the IDA, is boasting the highest job-creation figures in over a decade, according to its report for 2013.The State agency, which tries to attract direct foreign investment here, said that companies which it dealt with had created 13,367 jobs in Ireland in 2013. The net increase (when you take away all the job losses announced last year by similar companies) was 7,071.The IDA (Industrial Development Agency) is also reporting that it increased by almost one-fifth (18 per cent) the number of companies who were attracted to investing in Ireland for the first time.However, the target set out in the Horizon 20 20 document for regional development – that 50 per cent of all those jobs created through the IDA’s dealings in 2013 be located outside of Dublin and Cork – was not met. The agency managed to only place 30 per cent of the jobs it claims to have a hand in, into regional areas.The Chief Executive of the IDA, Barry O’Leary, said that they had beaten their “ambitious targets” of creating 6,000 net new jobs and securing 132 investments by multinationals in Ireland.O’Leary also claimed a positive ripple effect of these direct jobs, saying: “Every 10 jobs created in multinational companies lead to approximately seven jobs being created elsewhere in the economy in supply and service businesses.”Why are multinationals coming to Ireland?The IDA noted several factors contributing to Ireland’s attractiveness to multinationals. First, undeniably so, is the corporation tax: “tax will remain a source of competitive advantage between competing FDI (foreign direct investment) offerings”.Barry O’Leary also namechecked the new opportunities in the pharma industry, in spite of the challenges from generic drugs and patent expiries. He also said that the IDA is considering building extra manufacturing capacity “in locations where the private sector is unable to provide the capacity”.On an interesting side note, O’Leary claimed that Nama, as well as “other stakeholders” were being spoken to in order to ensure high-spec office space in the Dublin area. He also wants to build in “select regional locations” including in Waterford, Athlone and in Letterkenny in Donegal.How is 2014 looking?Ireland enters 2014 in a far stronger position than in recent years and that will bolster the country’s brand image, spurring additional interest from investors. If you cannot read the figures in the table above, click here for a larger version.After Jedward and hurling, The Guardian editorial is full of praise for… IDA Ireland>Damien Kiberd column: Forbes has Ireland all wrong>last_img read more

Calls for prevention medication to be made available following over 500 HIV

first_img“We have pushed this quite a lot and the HSE have worked extensively with us to try to get this across the line,” he said.The problem is that there’s no political will for this to have this. Calls for prevention medication to be made available following over 500 HIV diagnoses in 2016 HIV Ireland and the Gay Health Network (GHN) are calling for PrEP to be introduced in Ireland. Image: HIV IRELAND IS calling for the anti-HIV medication PrEP to be made available in Ireland after 512 new cases of HIV were diagnosed here last year.Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a once daily medication that can significantly reduce risk of infection among HIV-negative people at high risk.Truvada, a PrEP medication, is currently licensed in Ireland. However, it is only available to buy on prescription at a price of over €400 a month. It is not available through the HSE general medical services scheme.A number of groups are calling for PrEP to be introduced under the HSE general medical services scheme.Drugs supplied under the scheme are available through prescription from a doctor, for people with medical cards, and can be received from any pharmacy that has an agreement with the HSE, who cover the costs.HIV diagnoses have increased by 35% since 2011 in Ireland. Along with the 512 new diagnoses in 2016, a total of 485 people were diagnosed in Ireland in 2015.“We’ve been calling for [PrEP] to be made available in Ireland,” Noel Sutton, director of the Gay Health Network told  We’ve had a Minister for Health for the past number of years who has never once addressed sexual health, he’s never spoken about HIV. That is preposterous in itself that we have a situation like that, that nobody in Government is prepared to talk about sexual health and to talk about HIV.A working group from the HSE was set up in October 2016, under the National Sexual Health Strategy 2015-2020.The group set out to estimate the numbers of men who have sex with men (MSM) that would likely avail of PrEP in Ireland. The recommendations will go forward to the HSE for consideration.“We know there is a PrEP working group and we know there’s a commitment there to get PrEP introduced into Ireland but I also know there are some obstacles around it,” HIV executive director Niall Mulligan told “The difficulty is that we still don’t have a time frame around that and we don’t know, so that is of concern.”HIV Ireland and the GHN today launched a paper to provide evidence-based guidance on PrEP use in Ireland, using views of key populations affected by HIV, such as men who have sex with men (MSM).The paper looked into guidelines by the World Health Organisation, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, along with the NHS in the UK.Author of the paper Dr Ann Nolan said: The message to the HSE arising from this study is clear: PrEP promises to be one of the most important innovations in the global response to HIV, and Ireland’s escalating epidemic suggests that we cannot afford to be left behind.”Read: From September only VHI customers will be able to use VHI SwiftCare ClinicsMore: There are 79 unemployment blackspots in Ireland, with Limerick worst affected Jun 15th 2017, 2:01 PM 11,254 Views Share45 Tweet Email2 center_img Dr. Patrick Mallon, Niall Mulligan and Noel Sutton By Hayley Halpin Thursday 15 Jun 2017, 2:01 PM 21 Comments Dr. Patrick Mallon, Niall Mulligan and Noel Sutton Image: Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Meat Industry Ireland pulls out of beef talks over ongoing blockades

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 15 Comments Agriculture Minister Michael Creed Sep 9th 2019, 7:50 AM Share12 Tweet Email1 Updated Sep 9th 2019, 12:33 PM MEAT INDUSTRY IRELAND has adjourned its involvement in talks over the beef protests. Talks between beef farmers, the Department of Agriculture and Meat Industry Ireland (MII) resumed this morning as farmer protests continue. The meetings were being convened by Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed. The Irish Farmers’ Association were also due to be involved in the talks. Vice-chair of Beef Plan Hugh Doyle said the talks between the group and the department were set to commence at 11am today in the Backweston Department of Agriculture building in Celbridge, Co Kildare. The group wants to ensure that the price of beef can be discussed and that the threatened legal action from processing plants against farmers has been removed. “If we can’t discuss price, we will have to come back another day, in my opinion,” Doyle told Four or five members of the group were due to be taking part in the talks. Members of the retail industry will not be engaging in today’s discussions. Meat Industry IrelandIn a statement this afternoon, MII said some 20 plants representing 80% of processing capacity remain blockaded. “During an initial engagement with the independent chair and government officials, MII communicated that protesters had failed to step back from factory gate blockades and had instead intensified these illegal blockades,” MII said in its statement. “MII requested the Minister and independent chairman to use their best endeavours to have blockades lifted to enable talks,” it said.The group confirmed that it is adjourning its participation in the talks “until all illegal blockades are lifted”. It continued: The extent of the continued illegal blockading has placed factory employees in peril of layoffs and prevented beef farmers from having their factory ready cattle processed. Furthermore, the blockades have put in jeopardy national and international customers of Irish beef.MII noted that its members’ companies “accept the rights of individuals and groups to hold peaceful protests”, but reiterated its stance that “unless illegal blockades are suspended immediately, it cannot continue to engage with the talks process”.  The Beef Plan group held protests outside an Aldi distribution centre in Co Kildare yesterday. Protests have continued as farmers say the price they receive for meat is below the cost of production. This claim was called inaccurate by Meat Industry Ireland in a statement yesterday.MII said it had indicated in a previous statement that the largest share of the price for beef does not go to the retailer, but rather the producer who receives around two-thirds of the price. “The current price pressure in the beef sector is linked to depressed demand for beef in our European and UK markets and the uncertainty surrounding a potential No-Deal Brexit,” said MII in a statement. The price paid to farmers for their cattle is the “average” of that paid to their European counterparts, according to the group representing members of the meat industry in Ireland. Previous discussions ended after a draft agreement was reached between beef farmers, Meat Industry Ireland and the department. However, many farmers were not satisfied with the agreement and protests continued. With reporting by Hayley Halpin By Orla Dwyer Short URLcenter_img 16,389 Views Meat Industry Ireland pulls out of beef talks over ongoing blockades Talks between beef farmers, the Department of Agriculture and MII resumed this morning as protests continue. Monday 9 Sep 2019, 12:33 PM Agriculture Minister Michael Creed Image: Leah Farrell Image: Leah Farrelllast_img read more

Former WWWF Champion Pedro Morales passes away at 76, WWE issues statement

first_img Twitter Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE to honor Hall of Famer in Japan this Friday; Bruce Prichard rushed home for oral surgery Jerry Lawler sues Hardeman County for $3 Million over death of his son Brian Lawler Former WWWF Champion Pedro Morales has passed away.Morales, 76, was battling Parkinson’s disease according to PWInsider.Morales was the first wrestler to accomplish the Triple Crown title by capturing the WWWF World, Intercontinental and Tag Team Championships during his career.Morales was a native of Puerto Rico and “developed a passionate following in the northeast” per a statement by WWE among the Hispanic population.One of his most high profile matches took place in 1972 in Shea Stadium in front of more than 22,000 fans against Bruno Sammartino at the Showdown at the Shea wrestling card.He retired from wrestling in 1987 and was later inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 1995. Morales was also a commentator for WCW and WWE.WWE posted a full statement online about Morales’ passing earlier today.center_img CMLL President Francisco “Paco” Alonso Lutteroth passes away on July 6 at the age of 67 Google+ Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Anthony Martial can become the best in the world – Valencia

first_imgValencia head coach Garry Neville has shared a piece of his mind concerning Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, stating that the French international player has got an incredible talent.Speaking to Sky Sports Neville said:“He’s got unbelievable talent, the ability to become one of the best in the world, he just needs confidence, belief and to play in a team that’s successful and all of a sudden we’ll see the real Martial.”“On the other hand I’d look at it thinking his body language isn’t great, his movement off the ball isn’t great, he does not make enough moves between the right back and centre back.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“He doesn’t drive at people often enough in the final third and commit them, doesn’t actually have great quality when the ball is at his feet and he works his way in from the left.”“I am so torn, I think that’s where fans are as well, he is a bit of a conundrum in the sense you don’t want to lose him and think of what he might become. On the other hand he may need to leave to become what he might become.““Diego Forlan had to play in Spain to become one of the best strikers in La Liga, there are players who have to leave sometimes to achieve what they want. Then there are sometimes players who achieve what they want, Cristiano Ronaldo it just hit him after three seasons and he became incredible.”“So I am really torn, it feels like I am sitting on the fence, but it is the reality I am at, I cannot make my mind up on him and I am not sure if that’s good or bad three years in.”last_img read more

Luka Jovic dismisses Barcelona Bayern Munich links

first_imgSerbian striker Luka Jovic wants to stay at Eintracht Frankfurt, despite rumoured interest from Barcelona and Bayern MunichThe Benfica loanee is tied with Borussia Dortmund’s Paco Alcacer as the Bundesliga’s leading scorer on 10 goals this season.Frankfurt sporting director Bruno Hubner has already made it clear he intends to sign Jovic permanently this summer for a rumoured fee in the region of €10-12m.But reports in the German media have suggested that Barcelona and Bayern are interested in making their own moves for the highly-rated Jovic.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Although the 20-year-old insists his sole focus lies with Frankfurt.“We, the players, shouldn’t think about that. The management at the club will decide that. As for me, I’d like to stay with Eintracht,” Jovic told Bild.“It’s nice that such big clubs are thinking about someone like me. But I keep both feet on the ground and only think about the next game.”Frankfurt, who are fifth in the Bundesliga table, will host Bayer Leverkusen in a league match on Sunday at 18:00 (CET).last_img read more

Local nonprofit Passion 4 KIDS helps kids in desperate situations

first_img KUSI Newsroom, August 12, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) –  Passion 4 K.I.D.S  is a local non-profit charity that helps handicapped, neglected, abandoned, abused and underprivileged children.The founders of the organization, Charles and Linda Van Kessler, were recently guests of Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia at the royal palace. They assisted the royal couple as they visited children in orphanages and children’s hospitals.Charles and Linda Van Kessler stopped by KUSI to discuss their organization and their trip.For more information or ways to get involved visit or email Local nonprofit Passion 4 K.I.D.S helps kids in desperate situations Posted: August 12, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Coast Guard searching for missing Florida Keys boater

first_imgLONG KEY, Fla. (WSVN) — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater in the Florida Keys.Officials combed the waters of Schooner Bank, Monday, near Long Key, for 75-year-old Greg Thomson.Thomson was last seen in the area, Sunday, as he and a friend worked to tow a vessel.The two requested help from a towing company, but when crews arrived, Thomson departed on his own with a 19-foot skiff.He hasn’t been seen since.An airplane crew has been dispatched to try to find him.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Motorcyclist dead after lightning strike near Daytona Beach

first_imgDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) — A sudden lightning strike killed a motorcyclist along Interstate 95 near Daytona Beach, officials said.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 45-year-old victim was riding on the southbound lanes of the highway in Volusia County when he was struck by lightning, Sunday afternoon.Officials said the strike caused the victim to veer off the road and crash.Troopers shut down two southbound lanes for hours while they investigated, causing major traffic backups. This is what’s left of a 45 year old man’s helmet after he was struck by lightning, while riding his motorcycle southbound, on I-95 in Volusia County this afternoon. Unfortunately he did not survive the crash.— FHP Orlando (@FHPOrlando) June 9, 2019Florida Highway Patrol tweeted a picture of the victim’s helmet. The impact of the strike was so strong that it broke holes into it. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Google falls to third in smart speaker sales worldwide

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Crow Pass Trail hikers advised to use caution when crossing Eagle River

first_imgAs of Sunday, June 30 hikers reported difficult conditions where the trail crosses through the river, Kruger said. Hikers reported water running waist high at the ford site and almost chest deep a few miles further at Thunder Gorge. But Kruger said levels fluctuate. Eagle River waters are high right now and Laura Kruger with the Eagle River Nature Center says Crow Pass Trail hikers who want to cross need to be extra careful. “Water levels tend to be a little bit lower in the morning because the sun hasn’t been hitting the glacier or the snow up in the mountain as long,” she explained. “And of course you should unbuckle your backpack straps — both your waist and chest straps — because if you fall into the water you’re going to want to ditch that pack.” Crow Pass Trail on May 18, 2019 (Photo by L. Parker) The National Weather Service reported high river conditions are expected along several rivers through Friday, July 5 with a flood warning for the Yentna River at Fish Creek. If you do choose to cross, take your time and maybe try it early in the day, she said. Kruger said she doesn’t advise the crossing for people hiking the pass for the first time. “Water levels change daily so what we’re reporting one day could even be totally different that same day later on or the next day,” she said. “But typically during normal water levels it’s about knee high or a little over the knees.” You can find updates at the Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation web page or the Crow Pass Trail Facebook page.last_img read more

Tata Communications and SASTRA launch cyber security lab in Tamil Nadu

first_imgTata Motors logos are seen at their flagship showroomREUTERS/Vivek PrakashTata Communications on Monday said that it has set up a specialised cybersecurity lab at the Sastra Deemed University in Tamil Nadu.The cybersecurity lab was inaugurated at the Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy (SASTRA) on September 15, a Tata Communications statement said.”Tata Communications and SASTRA have built a curriculum in cybersecurity with a focus on training, developing and strengthening the practical application of cybersecurity, encompassing the process and technology elements of cyber threat detection and mitigation,” it said.The course curriculum is being developed in partnership with Tata Communications’ senior cybersecurity engineering team, it added.last_img read more

PM Hasina reaches Brunei

first_imgCabinet members see off prime minister Sheikh Hasina at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka on Sunday. Photo: PIDBrunei rolled out a red carpet after prime minister Sheikh Hasina had reached Bandar Seri Begawan on Sunday afternoon on a three-day official visit at the invitation of the kingdom’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage members landed at Brunei International Airport in Bandar Seri Begawan, the Brunei capital around 2.35pm local time (12:35pm Bangladesh time).Crown Prince of Brunei Darussalam Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah received her at the airport while Bangladeshi High Commissioner retired air vice marshal Mahmud Hussain was present.A smartly turned out contingent of the Royal Guard gave the Bangladesh premier the guard of honour.The Bangladeshi PM accompanied by the crown prince took salute from a decorated makeshift dais while the national anthems of the two countries were played.The premier inspected the guard of honour.After the official welcome function, a ceremonial motorcade escorted the prime minister to Empire Hotel and Country Club, where she will be staying during her visit.On the first day of the visit, Sheikh Hasina will join a community reception to be hosted in her honour by the expatriate Bangladeshis in Brunei at Indera Samudera Ballroom of Empire Hotel and Country Club.The prime minister will attend a dinner to be hosted by the high commissioner of Bangladesh to Brunei the same day.On Monday morning, Sheikh Hasina will have a general audience with Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah and Royal family at Cheradi Laila Kenchana at the Istana Nurul Iman, the official residence of the Sultan. After the audience, the prime minister will hold bilateral talks with the Sultan at Baitul Mesyuarah in Istana Nurul Iman.The talks will be followed by signing ceremony of memorandum of understanding (MoU). In the afternoon, the prime minister will join a meeting between Bangladesh Business Community and Brunei Business Community and Brunei National Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Empire Hotel and Country Club.She will visit Jame Asr Mosque and offer Asr prayers there. Sheikh Hasina will attend official banquet to be hosted in her honour by the Sultan at Istana Nurul Iman.On Tuesday morning, the prime minister will lay the foundation stone of new Chancery Building of Bangladesh High Commission at the Diplomatic Enclave at Jalan Kebangsaan in Brunei capital.Later, she will visit Royal Regalia Museum. Sheikh Hasina will leave Brunei for home at 5:00pm local time and reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka in the evening.During the visit, Bangladesh is likely to sign seven Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Brunei on various sectors. “We’ve already finalised six MoUs on various sectors, while one is under consideration,” foreign minister AK Abdul Momen told a news briefing at the foreign ministry in Dhaka on Thursday.The six MoUs which have been finalised are — Assistance in using science and technology in agriculture; Liaison in the field of arts and culture; Cooperation in sports and youth related activities; Cooperation in the field of fisheries; Assistance in the field of livestock; and Cooperation in the field of fuel and energy.Apart from boosting relations between the two countries, the foreign minister hoped that the visit would be very successful in increasing bilateral trade relations.“We do believe that the prime minister’s visit will further strengthen the bilateral relations as well as cooperation on energy, trade, investment, agriculture, food, air connectivity, human resource development, tourism and technology between the two countries,” he said.Brunei has already expressed its keen interest to invest in Bangladesh’s different sectors, especially agriculture and energy fields, he said.Momen said Brunei is an important partner of Bangladesh in the international arena as the country is a member of both the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).The foreign minister said Bangladesh will discuss with Brunei about safe repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar from Bangladesh during the visit.“Wherever we are going, we are raising the Rohingya repatriation issue with highest importance… so it will also get priority during the Brunei visit in particular as they (Brunei) are member of ASEAN,” he said.Brunei is a Southeast Asian country consisting of two unconnected parts with a total area of 5,765 square kilometres on the island of Borneo.It has 161 kilometres of coastline next to the South China Sea, and it shares a 381 km border with Malaysia.Brunei is one of the richest countries of the world thanks to its bountiful oil and gas.last_img read more

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