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first_imgPHILADELPHIA — A couple more homers weren’t enough to give the New York Mets a sweep.Peter Bourjos drove in the winning run on an infield single with two outs in the 11th inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 win on April 20.Yoenis Cespedes and Lucas Duda hit consecutive homers and Neil Walker had four hits for the Mets.The Mets hit 12 homers in the three-game series and have 19 homers in the past six games, all on the road. It’s a franchise record for a six-game span. They hit back-to-homers in three straight games, also a franchise first. Duda and Walker connected in a row in lopsided wins April 18 and April 19.“When you strike out 17 times, you might have swung and missed at too many pitches out of the zone,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “That’s what happens when you see quality pitches.”Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer for the Phillies. Jeanmar Gomez (2-0) tossed two scoreless innings for the win.Galvis ripped a one-out double to right off Hansel Robles (0-1) with one out in the 11th.After David Lough was intentionally walked, the runners advanced on a wild pitch. The Mets started to walk pinch-hitter Emmanuel Burriss but decided to pitch to him after a 2-0 count. Burriss swung and missed and then fouled off a suicide squeeze attempt before flying out to shallow center.Bourjos hit a sharp bouncer down the third-base line. David Wright made a backhanded grab but the speedy ninth-place hitter easily beat the throw and Galvis scored.“I know he is a fast runner so it was a catch-and-release kind of thing,” Wright said. “The only way I could get him would be if he stumbled out of the box.”Lough’s sacrifice fly gave the Phillies their first lead in the series, 3-2, in the fourth. Cespedes then launched his fifth homer in the fifth and Duda followed with a towering shot off a video board in right field to give the Mets a 4-3 lead.The Phillies tied it in the seventh when Bourjos singled home Lough with two outs.Mets starter Bartolo Colon allowed three runs and four hits in six innings.Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson gave up four runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings.Asdrubal Cabrera put the Mets up 1-0 on a ground-rule double that appeared to be a three-run homer. Cabrera trotted around the bases when his high drive to right ended up in the stands. But a video review showed the ball bounced off a fan’s glove and landed in another fan’s hands.Walker returned to third base after the replay and then scored on a wild pitch to make it 2-0.The Phillies quickly answered in the bottom half. After Carlos Ruiz hit a single, Galvis hit an opposite-field shot to left-center to tie it at 2-2.(ROB MAADDI, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgFormer captain Michael Vaughan believes England are “clear favourite” to win the upcoming Ashes because of ECB’s decision to revert to older Dukes ball.The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) last week decided not to use this summer’s batch of underwhelming Dukes cricket balls and revert to a batch from last year or 2017, which had a more pronounced seam.”I now have England as clear favourite to win the Ashes series but there is so much time between now and then that you don’t know who is going to be fit on both sides,” Sydney Morning Herald quoted Vaughan as saying.Vaughan said the return of Steve Smith and David Warner and the potential Australian attack have bolstered Australia’s chances, but the change of ball could ultimately prove to be a telling blow for the visitors.”In English conditions, this ball was a massive thing for the (England) team. To use the Duke this year, it’s got no seam, it’s not been swinging around in county cricket, it comes down to real pace and spin and you would say if it comes down to a pace and spin contest, Australia probably has got the edge,” he said.Vaughan, who led England to Ashes win in 2005, however, said the Australian team could prove to be very dangerous as they have the likes of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and James Pattinson in their pace attack.”I think the fact that they have the ball sorted will give him (Root) confidence but they will also know that this Australian team is very, very dangerous. They have got some pace, they have got some skill and, if the ball is moving around, you look at Pat Cummins, (Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson, they have got enough in their armory to bowl England out and it’s (a case of whether) England get enough runs on the board, can the Aussies get enough runs on the board?advertisement”That is exactly how the Ashes will be decided – which batting unit can cope and get enough runs on that scoreboard,” he added.The five-match Ashes Test series will begin from August 1.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Teams will be wary of India’s bowling attack, says Bhuvneshwar KumarAlso See:last_img read more

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first_imgChristian Pulisic has been backed to light up the Premier League at Chelsea.Thomas Delaney, Pulisic’s former team-mate at Borussia Dortmund, believes the American will bring an “X-Factor” to England following his £58million ($71m/€63m) switch to Stamford Bridge.Pulisic is set to make his competitive debut for Chelsea at Manchester United on Sunday, and has been impressive for Frank Lampard’s side during pre-season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? And speaking exclusively to Goal, Dortmund midfielder Delaney says the “amazing” 20-year-old can make a big impact on English football.“Yeah, I’m pretty sure he will be a success,” Delaney said. “He’s got big shoes to fill in terms of Eden Hazard, of course, but as far as I know him, he’s a hungry player with a high level, and it seems like he has the support from the manager and the club, which every player needs. “This guy can pull things out of the hat at any time, which is always a great skill to have. I think the Premier League will enjoy him.”Pulisic’s move to Chelsea was set up back in January, with the Bundesliga runners-up moving swiftly and decisively to reinvest and reshape their squad. Dortmund have signed attacking talents such as Julian Brandt and Thorgan Hazard, while strengthening their defence with the likes of Nico Schulz, Achraf Hakimi and the returning Mats Hummels. They started their season with a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in the German Super Cup, and Delaney believes they can be stronger despite Pulisic’s departure.Thomas Delaney Christian Pulisic 2019“Christian is an amazing player and he did well for us,” he said. “He had a difficult last half-year I think, because he’d already signed for Chelsea. We will miss him, because he has that X-factor. I don’t know too many players that can get away from three defenders like him.“But we have a wider squad now, with some big quality and the hope now is that we are able to cope when players are out, and still have that quality in the team.”Delaney is particularly enthused by the return of Hummels, a double Bundesliga winner with Dortmund under Jurgen Klopp, who was brought back from Bayern in the summer.“Just the presence alone is something big,” he said. “I have played against him many times, and his expression is just that of a winner. He wears himself very, very well on the pitch, and that’s contagious, it spreads to the other players. “And in terms of his qualities as a footballer, we don’t need to say anything about that. He’s a very good signing for us.”Delaney added: “When we hit our top level, we play very decent football. But we want to be more stable. The people want to see offensive football, of course, and we enjoy playing that way, but last season we had some problems with keeping clean sheets. “We didn’t let in many goals, but if you want to be champions then you have to be very sharp in that department. In that regard, Mats is a big signing.”Mats Hummels Borussia Dortmund 2019Dortmund get their league season underway next Saturday with a home game against Augsburg, and will be looking to go one better than last season, when they led the table for much of the season only to be overhauled by Bayern in the latter stages. Delaney, too, believes they can improve in Europe too. Dortmund were beaten by Tottenham in the last 16 of the Champions League.“We weren’t happy with what we did in Europe last year,” he said. “We lost it all in 20 minutes in London, really. We want to take the next step this season and keep competing in the Bundesliga as well, that’s the target. “The new players have been very good. Most of them have already played in the Bundesliga before, of course, so they know us and we know them, which is always beneficial. “A lot of people know how we want to play football, the style we have, and we have signed some top players. They have all settled in well and we’ve enjoyed welcoming them into the squad.“We want to improve. Of course it’s nice to play every game, but we need that competition. We need new energy in the team, new skills, because we want to improve on last season. We did good last season, but not good enough.”last_img read more

first_img reducing barriers for entrepreneurs who want to start new businesses reducing inter-provincial trade barriers formalizing Develop Nova Scotia’s role to drive inclusive economic growth and strategic economic infrastructure a new Traffic Safety Act to replace the outdated Motor Vehicle Act legislation to ensure more stringent regulations and oversight of funeral homes and crematoriums and changes to increase consumer protection legislation to address the delivery of conversion therapies in Nova Scotia Nova Scotian success stories were highlighted today, Sept. 6, as the second session of the 63rd General Assembly of the Nova Scotia legislature got underway. Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc read the speech from the throne, which outlined government’s commitment to inclusive economic growth and the opportunity to seize the moment to sustain Nova Scotia’s momentum. “Thanks to the hard work, entrepreneurial spirit and optimism of Nova Scotians, our province’s future has never looked brighter,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Our people are getting noticed on the national and international stage. We are at a pivotal moment and we will continue building on this progress to make sure the momentum carries into the future.” Government’s solid, sustainable fiscal plan has allowed investments in foundational programs like pre-primary, the largest income tax cut in the province’s recent history, and once-in-a-generation health infrastructure projects in Cape Breton and Halifax. Work continues to provide Nova Scotians with timely access to primary health care as the system adapts to the changing needs of patients and health-care professionals. Government action includes investing in collaborative family practices across the province, funding training seats for family doctors, specialists and nurse practitioners, and supporting improved mental health and addictions services. “Solutions to challenges in health care are not simple, and many of these difficult issues are not unique to Nova Scotia,” said Premier McNeil. “We are working hard with our partners to address those challenges, while also improving major pieces of health infrastructure.” As the legislature session begins, students across the province are back at school, where they will see more inclusive education supports. Government is following through on its commitment to the objectives of the Commission on Inclusive Education, which issued its report in the spring. Government’s legislative agenda this session, which is subject to change, includes: During the session, government will also release its strategy to make Nova Scotia an accessible province by 2030. It follows the proclamation of Nova Scotia’s first Accessibility Act last year.last_img read more

first_imgMABOU, N.S. — The federal Fisheries Department says it won’t order a necropsy into the death of a young blue whale off Cape Breton.The body of the endangered mammal was spotted last week at Sutherland’s Cove, about six kilometres north of Port Hawkesbury, N.S., and was confirmed by the Marine Animal Response Society to be a juvenile.Richard Sears, a scientist with the Mingan Island Cetacean Study based in St-Lambert, Quebec, said in an interview Tuesday it’s important to know how the animal died.However, Fisheries and Oceans Canada says in a release today the whale is in a very inaccessible location and can’t be reached by vehicle.A department spokesman says in an email that the decomposed state of the carcass also contributed to the decision not to study its cause of death.Blue whales are the largest creatures on Earth, and have a potential lifespan of 70 to 80 years. There has been a federal recovery plan for the animals off Canada’s East Coast for over 17 years, and federal scientists estimate there are no more than 250 in the population.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 25, 2019.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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first_imgAPTN National NewsA delegation of First Nations people traveled from northern British Columbia to Vancouver this week.Their goal was to raise the alarm about what they call the government’s mission to allow industry to destroy fresh water streams.The mission would see the extraction of billions of litres of water from lakes and rivers.APTN National News reporter Tina House explains.last_img

Rabat – Local authorities have found the body of a missing victim after heavy rain storms hit the Taroudant province on August 28. The death toll rises to eight.Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) quoted local authorities, who said that they found the body on Tuesday, September 2, 20 kilometers from the scene of the incident.The competent authorities will transfer the body of the victim to the morgue of the regional hospital in Agadir for an autopsy to identify his identity. Read Also: Second Wave of Flooding Hits Southern Morocco Taroudant’s province prefecture issued a statement on  August 29, announcing that local authorities are contributing to the search for victims of the floods.The statement adds that all services “have been mobilized (…) to deal with the consequences of the bad weather.”The southern regions of Morocco are experiencing widespread of rainstorms and floods.A video posted  on social media on the weekend of August 31 and September 1st show a flood in Imlil– a town 66 kilometers far from Marrakech, which caused massive material damage read more

At the Warzycha dinner table, soccer is rarely discussed. Still, the sport remains a way of life for the family of five. Ohio State midfielder Konrad Warzycha didn’t start playing organized soccer until he was 8 years old, but it is no surprise that the game came naturally to him. His father, Robert, played professionally for 18 seasons, overseas and later for the Columbus Crew, where he currently serves as the team’s head coach. “Everything that I know and how I play is based on how he’s taught me,” Konrad said about his father. “From an early age, he’s always helped out as a coach on my club teams and always given me advice, and I always look to him for advice.” Konrad was born in Poland and lived in both England and Hungary by the time he was 8 years old. It was not until Robert joined the Crew for the team’s inaugural season in 1996 that Konrad began playing organized soccer in a recreational league in Dublin, Ohio. “In England there really wasn’t a team for younger kids and in Hungary I went to an all-Polish school and didn’t know many people who played,” Konrad said. “My parents didn’t really know how to go about signing me up for a league.” Konrad picked up the game quickly and joined a club team, Blast Futbol Club, in 1998. At Dublin Jerome High School, Konrad was twice named team MVP, and was a first-team All-Ohio selection as a senior in 2006. Konrad is the oldest of Robert and Eliza Warzycha’s three children, but his younger siblings have also found success on the soccer field. His brother, Bartosz, 20, played a collegiate season at Marshall University, while his sister, Olivia, 18, was a 2009 All-Ohio selection her senior year at Dublin Jerome. Despite his family’s ties to the game, Konrad insists that soccer is not what defines his family and that the game is rarely discussed in the Warzycha household. “Sure, it’s something that we have in common, but we don’t really talk about it much at home. We just talk about regular family stuff,” Konrad said. OSU men’s soccer coach John Bluem had been a friend of Robert’s even before Konrad came to OSU and said he sees similarities in the father and son’s style of play. “His father was known for his powerful right-footed shot, and Konrad has that same kind of strength and power in his right-footed shot,” Bluem said. Konrad’s senior season at OSU has gotten off to a fast start, as he leads the team in both goals and total points, with four and eight, respectively. He is 47th on TopDrawerSoccer.com’s rankings of the top collegiate players in the nation. “He’s off to a very good start,” Bluem said. “He’s a very physically dominating player, with great size, strength and speed. He’s great on the ball and a very good passer. Also, he has the ability to score goals,” Bluem said. “I think he has some more goals in him.” The Buckeyes (5-2-1) opened conference play with a 1-0 win over Michigan, a trend Konrad hopes will continue as Big Ten play wears on. “Our goal is to win the Big Ten regular-season title and then make it to at least the third round of the NCAA championships,” Konrad said. “Last year we got a high seed and then didn’t really show up for our first game.” Bluem said accomplishing those goals will have a lot to do with Konrad’s play on the field. “We hope he just continues to play well for us and do the things that he does best,” he said. “He’s a heck of a player, and I think he has a future in soccer after college.” If it were up to Konrad, that future would happen in America, as opposed to returning overseas. “I definitely want to see if I can play here first because we’ve been here for so long,” he said. “This is where my family is.” read more

first_imgTALK TO ANYONE who has run a marathon and they will explain that mental strength is just as important as being physically prepared.That takes on a whole new meaning, however, when the race in question is being held in temperatures as low as -30 degrees celsius.Gary Thornton, a primary school teacher from Galway City, embarked on an adventure of a lifetime with his wife Elaine last week and returned home having been crowned 2013 winner of the North Pole Marathon.The 33-year-old, who is an experienced runner with Galway City Harriers, agreed to do his third ever marathon (Amsterdam and Rotterdam were the other two) after being invited to compete by the man who founded the event – fellow Galwegian and current race director Richard Donovan – last February.“This opportunity came up and it was something different to what I had done so it just suited me,” Thornton told TheScore.ie. “The race is only a small part of what you’re up to up there. It’s a lifetime experience really and it’s somewhere you might never go again. It’s 90 degrees north you’re literally on top of the world.”With a personal best of 2 hours 17 minutes, Thornton decided to set out on his usual pre-marathon training schedule and it wasn’t until they arrived in the town of Longyearbyen on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen that he truly realised the scale of the challenge.Along with the 45 other competitors, he attempted to acclimatise with some training before departing for the North Pole and also took the chance to test out what special clothing to wear, which as he explains, is a crucial part of a competition like this.“I was wearing a base layer on my legs and my body,” he says. “Then I had a middle layer and outer shell jacket on the top half and the base layer and outer shell pants.“Funnily enough, after about three laps of the race I actually started to overheat a bit. There are zips on the side of the jacket which you can open and it allows air to circulate and regulates your body temperature. You couldn’t fight the course. During the first three laps I was fine, from three to six you started to feel it more and in the final three it was a real mental battle.”Like many athletics who push themselves to the limit in extreme conditions, Thornton has trained his mind to shut out everything around him and focus on one small thing to get him to the finish line.“In a race like this you’re going to be tiring and, for me, it’s just about having that one focus. I was concentrating on the French guy who was behind me in second. In places like this anything can happen – you might have to stop and go into the tent and you lose ten minutes. I was determined to keep moving.“With two laps left, I took a gel and was told my the time keeper that I was 20 minutes ahead of second. I knew I wasn’t finished by any stretch so I just focused on his name.”Thankfully, he lapped his nearest rival with one to go and powered through the ribbon in a time of 3:49:29. A few did drop out with hypothermia and that. Gear choices in this race is a huge factor. When you’r doing a city marathon all you’re looking at is your runners, shorts, singlet and your watch.“The gear worked perfectly as the mid layer had ice on it but the base layer was dry. So it worked out well.”Although there was a medical tent which you could call in to stock up on gear, gel or liquids on your way around the nine 4.7k laps, Thornton’s pre-race strategy involved running continuously in order to lower the risk of hypothermia.“I was very conscious of not stopping. There was a guy there from New Zealand who had to stop and he got hypothermia within a few minutes. You’ve got to be careful of that.“That was the mindset in my head. I didn’t want to leave stuff in the tent as I just wanted to keep going so I got my wife to carry my gels so I could keep going.”Credit: Facebook/North Pole MarathonAs the gruelling test of endurance and mental strength progressed, there was a slight drop in the temperature, which resulted in the course becoming considerably harder to run in.“It did start to disintegrate after three laps. It just got deeper and deeper. It started off about -30 but got up to about -25. If it had remained cold the snow would solidify but it began to get much deeper and got tougher as the race went on.center_img It’s about managing the course as much as you can. A lot of people go out too hard. When you do that in them conditions it’s a brutal experience. I felt relieved. It as much tougher than I thought it would be.”Upon his return to Ireland, staff and pupils at the school he teaches in, Claddagh National School, Galway City, marked his achievement with a party.“There was a bit of a celebration in the school on Monday which totally caught me off.  The reaction overall has been great. I didn’t expect anything like this.”Asked finally, asked if he would be keen to do something similar again, he answers that while he is open to the idea, the immediate plan is to get back to the track and attempt to improve his times in at 5k, 10k and in the marathon… on solid concrete, that is.Don’t expect to hear about him signing up for the Antarctic Ice just yet then.Armagh’s Jamie Clarke is enjoying this travelling lark…For an Olympic sailor, training in snow and 40 knot winds are par for the courselast_img read more

first_img John Delaney in the stands at the Aviva Stadium. Image: PA Archive/PA Images https://jrnl.ie/4594211 82 Comments Share365 Tweet Email2 John Delaney in the stands at the Aviva Stadium. By Rónán Duffy Minister for Sport Shane Ross. Source: OireachtasCEO of Sport Ireland John Treacy was also speaking before the committee this afternoon. Last week, Sport Ireland announced the decision to suspend and withhold future funding to the FAI pending the completion of a review and the adoption of recommendations. Speaking today, Treacy said that an agreement has been made with the FAI that Sport Ireland will carry out a “full audit” of the FAI.Treacy said the review will be “forensic in nature if we need it to be” and “as extensive as we need it to be”.Treacy said that the tender had been advertised a number of weeks ago to carry out the audit but that it has not been filled yet. The Aviva Stadiu in Dublin. Source: PA ImagesReading out portions of the Moran report into the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI), Catherine Murphy TD said that particular organisation has seen “a complete turnaround”.“Pat Hickey’s leadership style was categorised by strong personal control over decision-making, it was an autocratic style of leadership. There was an over dependance on the power of one individual,” Murphy said, asking Treacy whether the same could be said of the FAI.“They are very similar, they are very similar, strong personality leading the organisation. And this is probably one of the issues that we’ve discussed with the FAI in recent times,” Treacy said.The impression that was out there was that the FAI board were following, as opposed the leading the organisation. That sort of regime needs to be reversed.  Treacy later agreed that the OCI has seen a complete turnaround in its operations.  “That organisation has totally and utterly transformed itself in a short period of time,” Treacy said. “Sometimes an organisation needs to put new people in to move on.” John Treacy, CEO Sport Ireland Source: Oireachtas.iePayrollUnder questioning from deputy Rock about Delaney’s announcement yesterday, Treacy said it is his understanding that his offer to stand aside has been accepted. Delaney departed his role as FAI CEO on 23 March but immediately moved into a newly-created position of executive vice-president.Yesterday, he offered to step aside from that role pending the completion of an independent investigation but there had been some confusion over whether this offer had been accepted by the board of the FAI. Treacy said it is his understanding that it has.“I don’t really know what is going on, I know he has voluntarily stepped aside, from what I gather. I believe he is still on the payroll when this investigation by Mazars is going on. That’s as much as I know,” Treacy said. Apr 16th 2019, 1:58 PM 40,791 Views center_img Updated Apr 16th 2019, 3:33 PM THE BOARD OF the FAI has told Minister for Sport Shane Ross that all members intend to step down in July.The announcement was made by Ross at a meeting of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport this afternoon.The meeting also heard from Sport Ireland’s CEO John Treacy, who agreed that the leadership of the FAI was similar to that which pertained in the Olympic Council of Ireland under Pat Hickey.  Treacy also that said that it is his understanding that John Delaney “is still on the payroll” at the FAI after he offered to step aside from the association yesterday. The announcement that the board of the FAI intends to step down was delivered by way of a letter from FAI president Donal Conway to the minister.  The board consists of four members: Donal Conway (president), Noel Fitzroy (vice president), Michael Cody (honorary secretary) and Eddie Murray (honorary treasurer).In a letter to Ross, Conway said that the board will step aside in July at the FAI’s AGM, or beforehand.“It is our intention that recommendations in relation to restructuring the board will be brought to the membership for their consideration and adoption at our Annual General Meeting in July (or at an Extraordinary General Meeting if the work of the group facilitates an earlier date),” the letter stated. John Delaney ‘is still on the payroll’ of FAI – Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy said it is his understanding that Delaney has stepped aside from the association. Tuesday 16 Apr 2019, 3:33 PM At that point, when a new structure has been put in place, it is the intention that the existing board will step down to allow for a new board to be constituted in the best interests of football.In his statement, Ross described the FAI’s appearance before the committee last week as “shambolic”.“I am pleased to confirm to the committee that in the last few hours, the FAI has written to me, indicating decisive action has been taken,” Ross said.“I believe that the AGM should be called before the July date,” he added.  A portion of the letter sent to the minister.Asked by Noel Rock TD whether any of the current board members would seek re-election when it is being reconstituted, Ross said he was not clear. “I got this only letter this morning, I haven’t communicated with anyone about it at all, it came as a surprise to me. So what’s in the letter is in the letter, I can’t really expand on it,” he said.But my reading of it is the entire board will step down, whether they offer themselves forward for re-election or not is a matter I can’t throw any light on whatsoever. The minister was appearing before the committee amid ongoing questions of governance within the FAI. It was revealed just prior to the meeting that auditors Deloitte had reported the FAI to the Companies Registration Offices for breaking company law. “While it is the case that due process is hugely important, you will not be surprised to hear me say that I have become increasingly concerned with these developments,” Ross told the committee.Here we have a clear case of the FAI admitting that they failed to abide by the conditions for receipt of State funding. We have had a shambolic appearance by the FAI at this committee last week at which even the most basic questions, for whatever reasons, went unanswered. 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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Well-known western suburbs food blog Consider The Sauce (CTS) is teaming up with Seddon cafe Fig & Walnut to host a fundraiser for not-for-profit Climate for Change.The grassroots organisation works towards increasing the number of people concerned about and prepared to act on climate change.To help bring their message to the masses, they have just completed a successful fundraiser online, raising $151,996.Now CTS’s Kenny Weir and Fig & Walnut co-owner Vera Xanthis are doing their part to raise awareness and give people the chance to contribute to the worthy cause, while enjoying a delicious feast. “This will, we hope, be a grand occasion that will taste great, be a great opportunity to network, and a gathering of old friends and new,” wrote Weir on the CTS blog.Xanthis and her team will put together a vegan banquet featuring everything from Mediterranean paella and ancient grain salads, to roasted eggplant and pumpkin with almond creme dressing, and a variety of vegan antipasto.Wine will also be available on the night.The fundraiser is the third event in an ongoing western suburbs food festival being run by CTS. The Climate for Change fundraiser takes place at Fig & Walnut (11-13 Bellairs Ave, Seddon, VIC) on Wednesday 19 July from 6.00 – 10.00 pm. Tickets are $45.00 and include food. To book, visit trybooking.com/book/event?eid=290203 To find out more about Climate for Change, visit climateforchange.org.aulast_img read more

first_imgStay on target Samsung is partnering with Apple to offer iTunes movies and TV shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on its latest smart TV models, the company announced today.A new, dedicated iTunes Movies and TV Shows app will debut only on 2019 Samsung Smart TVs in more than 100 countries, beginning this spring. AirPlay 2 support will be available on Samsung Smart TVs in 190 countries worldwide. Support on 2018 Samsung Smart TVs will be made available via firmware update, according to the press release.This marks the first time Apple has allowed third-party devices to access its video library outside of Windows PCs.“Bringing more content, value and open platform functionality to Samsung TV owners and Apple customers through iTunes and AirPlay is ideal for everyone,” said Won-Jin Lee, executive vice president, Service Business of Visual Display at Samsung Electronics.Through the app, Samsung Smart TV users can access their existing iTunes library and browse the iTunes Store to buy or rent from a selection of hundreds of thousands of movies and TV episodes, including 4K HDR movies.With AirPlay 2 support, Samsung customers will be able to play videos, photos, music, and more from Apple devices directly to Samsung Smart TVs. (Photo Credit: Samsung)Samsung said iTunes will work seamlessly with Samsung’s Smart TV Services, such as Universal Guide, the New Bixby and Search, to create a consistent experience across Samsung’s platform.With AirPlay 2 support, Samsung customers will also be able to effortlessly play videos, photos, music, podcasts and more from Apple devices directly to Samsung Smart TVs, including QLED 4K and 8K TVs, The Frame and Serif lifestyle TVs, as well as other Samsung UHD and HD models.Earlier this week, Samsung revealed the CRG9  “the world’s first high-resolution, super ultra-wide gaming monitor” from its CES 2019 lineup.More on Geek.com:Best TVs for PS4 ProSamsung’s Foldable Smartphone Can Fold Out Into a TabletNetflix Removes iTunes Billing for New Customers Samsung’s 108MP Camera Sensor Is Coming to a Smartphone Near YouHuge Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Doesn’t Have Room For Headphone Jack last_img read more

first_imgThe Malt Shop and Grill and adjoining Chicken & Rib House at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds were consumed by a fire early Wednesday morning.Flames destroyed much of the property inside the single metal building, and owners Betty and Larry Bowman said they’re unsure how they will recover.“To rebuild and restock … everything is gone,” Betty Bowman said. “We’d like to return, but right now, financially, it’s looking hard.”Firefighters were dispatched to 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield, about 3:30 a.m., according to emergency dispatch logs.A caller told dispatchers the fire was in an outbuilding, Fire District 6 spokesman Dave Schmitke said in a video posted on Facebook.As fire crews approached, they could see flames from Interstate 5, Schmitke said in an email.Firefighters found the building that houses the two food vendors engulfed in flames.Three fire engines and one squad from the fire district spent about 20 minutes extinguishing the blaze. Two engines from Clark County Fire & Rescue also helped fight the fire.last_img read more

first_imgSINGER ISLAND (WSVN) — A barge washed onto a Singer Island beach, Thursday, the Coast Guard said.The Coast Guard said the empty barge washed ashore after it disconnected from a tow boat.Crews are now working to remove the vessel as officials try to figure out who owns it and where it was heading.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgFormer BusinessWeek publisher McGraw-Hill reported that net income during the fourth quarter of 2009 spiked 44.3 percent over the same period last year to $167.4 million, the company said in an earnings report released Tuesday. The results included a $10.5 million pre-tax gain ($6.7 million after tax) from its sale of BusinessWeek to Bloomberg LLP late last year.Previously, McGraw-Hill said it expected a $5.9 million gain after tax on the BusinessWeek sale.Meanwhile, full-year net income declined 8.6 percent to $730.5 million and revenue slid 6.3 percent to $5.95 billion for 2009.McGraw-Hill’s information and media division saw operating profit surge 40.6 percent to $45.9, bolstered by the BusinessWeek sale. For the full year, profits were mostly flat (up 0.7 percent) to $92.7 million on $953.9 million in revenue. McGraw-Hill continues to publish several publications include Aviation Week and several trade titles under its McGraw-Hill Construction group.last_img read more

first_imgInfosys, India’s second largest IT firm, has been cleared of visa violations by the US government after a three-month probe, the company said on Tuesday.”Infosys is pleased to report that the US Department of Labour (DOL) concluded its investigation with a determination of compliance regarding labour condition applications filed in the Southern California Edison project. Infosys fully cooperated with the DOL in its investigation, and over 145 files were reviewed, with no violations found,” the company said.In June 2015, the US government had ordered an investigation to probe alleged violation of rules pertaining to H-1B visa by Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The probe was initiated after two US Senators alleged that the two companies misused an H-1B visa programme to “replace hundreds of American workers” at an electric utility, Southern California Edison. Prior to the investigation, Southern California Edison had laid off over 500 technology workers.”Many said they were made to train replacements who were immigrants on temporary visas, known as H-1B, brought in by the Indian firms, Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys”, an NYT report said.But Infosys has denied indulging in unfair practices.”We do not practice or condone unfair or unethical H-1B visa practices. Our key priority is to operate fairly, ethically and with integrity, which is good business and what our clients expect,” said Sandeep Dadlani, EVP and Head of Americas of Infosys.In another similar instance, an American IT professional, who worked with TCS, had filed a lawsuit against the company in April, accusing the company of practising discrimination against Americans in its US offices and favouring South Asians in hiring and promotion.Indian IT companies are among the top recipients of H-1B visas issued by the US government. The visas allow companies to hire highly skilled workers from other countries when there is non-availability of such workers in the US.Responding to the development, the Infosys stock rose more than 1% on Tuesday morning to trade at Rs 1,070, while the benchmark Sensex climbed over 190 points.Analysts are bullish on the stock. “We maintain our BUY with a price target of INR 1306 and remain positive on the IT space,” said Sarabjit Kour Nangra, VP Research, IT & Pharma, Angel Broking.last_img read more

first_imgMeghan MarkleGetty ImagesKate Middleton and the couple Sussex attended Trooping the Colour 2019 together. But the Royal couple seemed uncomfortable and may have shown signs of tension. At least according to a body language expert.Apparently, Judi James claims Kate’s body language showed tension and a lack of “relaxation.” Meghan Markle was also out and about, the Duchess of Sussex, who has not been seen in public since the birth of her son Archie Harrison, seemed relaxed and natural. The Duchess of Cambridge, was accompanied by Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.Judi told Fabulous Digital: “Meghan’s return to front line duty involved what looked at times like a rather tense, but also smiling carriage ride down the Mall with Harry, Camilla and Kate.” There could be many reasons for the supposed tension or maybe the observation was blown a little out of proportion. Reports have suggested that there has been an alleged feud brewing between Kate and Meghan and though there were also reports that the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge had set aside their differences for the sake of baby Archie. Now, that Meghan seems to be back from maternity leave, the tensions might rise again.  Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesThe expert added, “Kate’s posture was slightly self-diminished, curled in slightly and with her arms pulled into her sides and her hands clasped in her lap…..It was clearly Meghan looking the happiest and most relaxed here, using a cheek-rounding, congruent-looking smile and eye contact as she chatted to Kate.”The supposed competition between Kate and Meghan may flare up again, but we hope that both these Royals can learn to work together. You can check out the video here:last_img read more