Canadians drub Gilas in Jones Cup opener

first_imgReyes huddles Gilas at end of 1st quarter. “We’re up by one and yet we had seven turnovers.” Asks Filipinos to take care of the ball better.— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) July 15, 2017 El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES Next up for the Philippines is Chinese Taipei’s national team on Sunday and the Filipinos will be playing on borrowed time from now on as they can’t afford to take another loss and expect to win.READ: Gilas fate hangs on future pro stars This 10-team, nine-nation event will be just a single round tournament where the team with the most wins after nine playing days wins the championship.Using the name Mighty Sports last year, the Philippines swept this tournament with an import-laden crew led by former NBA All-Rookie Team member Al Thornton.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Despite committing seven of its 22 turnovers in the first period, the Filipinos were able to take a 20-19 lead into the second, only for the Canadians to finally find their rhythm and assert their character.READ: Ravena on joining PBA Draft: Only thing left to be done is pass application formThat, despite coming into the tournament with the benefit of four hours of practice together.“I really didn’t know what to expect coming over here,” coach Kyle Julius, a member of the Canadian national team from 2005-2007, said. “But they played hard and it resulted in a win.”Joey Haywood fed Michale Kyser for a two-handed alley-oop slam with 6:45 left that capped a 7-0 spurt for the Canadians and made it a 75-60 game, which basically put the game to bed.READ: Reyes sees growth as Gilas survives Alaska in testy encounter“I’m happy with the effort we came up with,” Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes said as his young crew matched up pretty well. He, however, pointed out to the 40 free throws that the Filipinos gave up which spelled the difference.“You can’t give up 40 free throws against a quality team like that and expect to win,” Reyes said.Keifer Ravena, who is set to turn pro in the coming PBA season, paced the Filipinos with 12 points, with Bobby Ray Parks shooting 11 and Carl Bryan Cruz chipping in 10.The scores: Chris Paul looks to get over playoff hump in Houston Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim READ: Despite the attention, Kobe Paras remains cool in first Gilas stintGilas groped for form practically all game, even if it led by a hair after the first period as the Filipinos simply found it too hard penetrating with the Canadians clogging the lanes effectively well.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ TAIPEI – Using its advantage in size and athletic ability to offset its lack in chemistry, Canada 150 on Saturday afternoon put Gilas Pilipinas’ title aspirations in the 39th Jones Cup Invitational in serious jeopardy after a 90-77 drubbing of the Filipinos at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.The experienced Canadians, a merry mix of stars assembled recently from teams in the National Basketball League of Canada, held the Filipinos to just 14 second quarter points to scoot away and get their own bid off on the right foot.ADVERTISEMENT FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Canada 90 – Williamson 15, Haywood 12, Kapelan 12, Smith 9, Wood 9, Friesen 8, Sutherland 5, Keith 4, Mordan 2, Bachyski 2Gilas 77 – Ravena 12, Parks 11, Cruz 10, Wright 9, Standhardinger 9, Jalalon 5, Myers 7, Paras 4, Pogoy 4, Ferrer 3, Belo 3, Jose 0Quarterscores: 19-20; 44-34; 66-54, 90-77Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ravena, Paras weigh in on Gilas’ loss to Canada in Jones Cup4.1K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Maintainability and Serviceability are Design Considerations Too

first_img June 17, 2016 at 4:09 pm Log in to Reply Log in to Reply “They backtracked on error 53 as it was hard to justify killing devices on purpose so you should be able to buy a cheap battery from aliexpress or some other place and replace it yourself but better Google for it to make sure.nnAnyway, it’s pretty nasty “That’s bad news, because the battery on my wife’s iPad Pro appears to be shrugging off this mortal coil…nnWill this OS problem kill her iPad Pro if I have its battery replaced?” Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. June 17, 2016 at 3:55 pm “Many years ago I had an old Toyota that had a sophisticated dash warning system to let you know when any of the main light bulbs had failed. I don’t recall such a system on other older cars I owned.nnOver recent years I have been fortunate enough to hav “I remember reading somewhere that the law also applied in France as well. I don’t know if it still does.nnI also remember that service stations employed small girls/women, because their hands were small, just for replacing bulbs. They could get into pl June 17, 2016 at 3:36 pm “To replace the headlight bulb in a 2010 Subaru Outback, you have to remove the front tire, partially unfasten the plastic fender liner, stick your entire arm inside the fender, and perform the operation by feel. It’s best to perform this process when ther Log in to Reply Log in to Reply Log in to Reply Log in to Reply Log in to Reply Steve Manley says: realjjj says: June 17, 2016 at 3:07 pm Clive”Max”Maxfield says: “My daughter had a used Dodge that you had to remove the left front tire to service or replace the battery. I guess that was the only spare space available. I do remember maybe 20 or so years ago when one Chevy model with a particular V8 needed you to lo “”…when I got my driving license at Spain, the law enforced you to carry a spare lights kit in your car, so that they could be replaced if you lost any of them…”nnAnd presumably at that time you could replace the lights without having to completely Clive”Max”Maxfield says: Log in to Reply Clive”Max”Maxfield says: “I recently had big problems with my 6 year old Apple Mac and tried to recover it using Time Machine, and failed. I tried a few things suggested on the Internet and made things much worse. nnI took sad Mac to a genius at an Apple retailer who said the ha Log in to Reply Continue Reading Previous USB Type-C in a Micro-B worldNext Engineers as Mr. Fixit Log in to Reply Ian J says: Clive”Max”Maxfield says: Log in to Reply realjjj says: “Sadly it’s more likely greed than poor design. If one can make more money out of it, they’ll do it. nn June 17, 2016 at 9:56 pm Clive”Max”Maxfield says: “Did you see my blog about the iFixit Tech Pro toolkit? This includes the prying tools of which you speak — the folks here in the building are always popping into my office to borrow it.” “The USB connector on my Crackberry seems to have become loose like the last phone I had, and it wouldn’t charge the battery. I found it cheaper to buy spare batteries and universal chargers from Amazon then to spring for a new phone. Even the local cell “Wow — that is Amazing — I’d never heard about this before — that really is very naughty of Apple” “”I think the engineers who design this stuff should be required to complete each service task at least once before unleashing disasters like this on an unsuspecting public.”nnYES!!!” June 17, 2016 at 1:53 pm June 17, 2016 at 3:16 pm antedeluvian says: June 17, 2016 at 10:14 am June 17, 2016 at 3:15 pm “Is it just my imagination, or was doing this sort of thing a lot easier back in the 1970s and 1980s?” June 17, 2016 at 1:50 pm June 17, 2016 at 4:01 pm June 20, 2016 at 3:56 pm June 16, 2016 at 10:35 pm June 17, 2016 at 10:03 pm Log in to Reply “Regarding the light bulbs in new cars, it looks like they want to prevent us to make our own car’s maintenance.nnIndeed, when I got my driving license at Spain, the law enforced you to carry a spare lights kit in your car, so that they could be replaced Clive”Max”Maxfield says: June 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm Steve Manley says: Garcia-Lasheras says: “I actually wandered off into the weeds a bit towards the end of this article — I was so disgruntled with my bulb-changing experience — and the MaxVision systems do provide a great example for maintainability and serviceability…nn…however, the poin Log in to Reply “And then you have a view like Apple’s. You just can’t service it at all- throw it away when the batteries die.” June 17, 2016 at 1:50 pm June 17, 2016 at 8:31 pm “I didn’t see it as wandering into the weeds, rather a description of a product where the designers got the maintenance part CORRECT! Sadly, maintenance and repair of consumer products is becoming an afterthought at best. I can understand this for inexpe “I still drive a 1995 Chevy pick up truck. Hard to believe that it’s old enough to hit the pub and buy me a beer. That’s not the point though – I think about that year was the peak of owner maintainability.nnIt’s pretty obvious that most systems are desi Stargzer says: June 20, 2016 at 8:03 pm Stargzer says: June 18, 2016 at 2:00 am Log in to Reply Log in to Reply Bob Snyder says: June 17, 2016 at 3:12 am 20 thoughts on “Maintainability and Serviceability are Design Considerations Too” Log in to Reply Log in to Reply Log in to Reply “A headlamp bulb failed in my old Ford Aerostar van as I was driving to Atlanta once. I pulled off at an exit and got a replacement lamp at an auto parts store, thinking that replacement would be a simple task. The opening in the grille was very slightly Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Automotive, Communications, Consumer, Industry I don’t know about you, but I hate sitting in the car at a junction waiting for another car to pass, only for it to slow down and turn at the last moment without the driver giving any indication as to his or her intentions.I remember driving with my son shortly after he’d got his license. I chastised him when he made a turn without indicating. He replied that he’d checked the rear view mirror to see if anyone was there, and then made the conscious decision to not use his indicator based on the fact that there was no one around to see it.While admiring the speed of his excuse response, I explained that there’s an overhead involved in checking one’s surroundings and making a decision as to whether or not to indicate. Why not always indicate, irrespective of whether there is anyone to see it or not?I fall at the other end of the indicating spectrum. I use my indicators automatically without thinking. I even find myself indicating a right-turn into my garage from my drive, but at least everyone around me knows what I’m planning on doing… or so I thought.The reason I’m waffling on about this here is that, while driving into work this morning, I slowed to turn right at a junction, only to see the driver of a car waiting at that junction gesticulating angrily in a “Why didn’t you indicate, you moron?” fashion. I responded with some gesticulations of my own (trying, of course, to explain that I was indeed indicating).The way I remember things working in the good old days when I was a lad is that, when an indicator bulb failed, the click of the relay inside the cab increased in frequency, thereby warning you that something was awry. It seems this is no longer the case — at least in regard to my 2006 Dodge Ram 1500.Anyway, the long and the short of it is that I pulled over and got out of the truck to check my lights, only to discover that the front-right indicator bulb had indeed gone to meet its maker, as it were. Thus, my next stop was at AutoZone, where I picked up a pack of two replacement bulbs. With a cheery whistle on my lips, I then popped open the bonnet (i.e., the “hood” for non-English-speaking Americans) intending to swap out the bulb.Sad to relate, my mood quickly turned to one of doom and gloom when I realized that there was no obvious way to access the indicator assembly. The following image is about as good as it got.(Source: Max Maxfield / Another thing I remember from the days of yore was that it was relatively easy to swap out light bulbs in cars. It seems to me that the designers of yesteryear put some thought into creating their lighting assemblies and mounting them in such a way that you could quickly and easily access any errant components and exchange them for working counterparts.By comparison, I fear that today’s designers no longer feel constrained to consider how the “man in the street” (especially the one wearing the cool Hawaiian shirt) will maintain and service their creations.Honestly, this just about brought me to my knees — a situation that was only exacerbated by the fact that I was wearing shorts. Thank goodness for YouTube is all I can say, along with my gratitude for all the folks who put up videos showing how to do this sort of thing. Suffice it to say that swapping the bulb required an inordinate amount of effort involving locating and removing multiple screws hidden in strange and unusual places, and then wrestling the entire light assembly out of the vehicle.I don’t think the designers of this vehicle could have made this task harder if doing so had been part of the original design requirements and specification.Thankfully I’m not bitter. (Sadly, I’m not a very good liar.)Unfortunately, the same problems often raise their ugly heads in embedded systems — designers focus on things like power consumption and performance inside, and making the system look shiny and tasty outside, but they don’t spend as much effort as they perhaps should addressing how the system will be maintained and serviced once it’s been dispatched to roam wild and free in the big wide world.What I really like is to see a system that doesn’t just look good when you take it out of the box, but that is easy to service and maintain over the course of its life. As an example, my office is in a building owned by MaxVision, Rugged Portable Computers. The folks at MaxVision (no relation) specialize in making ruggedized, transportable, extreme-performance workstations for use in the harshest environments. For example, the image below is of a MaxPac 8261 XLRA.(Source: MaxVision) This little beauty boasts dual Xeon processors (up to 18 cores per processor), triple 24″ screens, up to 1TB of main memory, quad data disks providing up to 24TB of removable RAID data storage, and dual removable SSD system disks. These systems have been designed from the ground up with serviceability and maintenance in mind. For example, using your fingers to unscrew two knurled nuts allows you to remove the quad data disk caddy in a matter of seconds.(Source: MaxVision) In addition to maintenance, this capability is also useful in situations that require you to protect the contents of your data disks by removing them and locking them in a safe at night, or by completely destroying them if the situation demands (some users might literally have only a matter of seconds to secure their data in certain circumstances).Observe also the four additional knurled nuts — one per drive — in the above image. Unscrewing these nuts allows their associated drives to be quickly and easily removed from the caddy.The dual system disks have their own removable caddy (not seen in the image above). Similarly, the optical drive can be accessed and swapped out within a matter of seconds without having to open the main cabinet. Furthermore, individual screens or the entire display assembly can be quickly and easily swapped out as the occasion demands.(Source: MaxVision) I know the guys at MaxVision pretty well (they kindly include me in their Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations and the occasional summer barbecue), and I often see their hardware, power supply, and mechanical designers in the conference room looking at exploded views of a new system on a big display screen discussing every detail down to the types, sizes, materials, and locations of each screw. It’s this attention to detail that separates real-world systems from wannabes.It strikes me that the folks who designed my Dodge Ram 1500 could take some lessons from the guys and gals at MaxVision (but, once again, I’m not bitter). mosspp says: Clive”Max”Maxfield says: Rcurl says: Duane Benson says: Log in to Reply Log in to Reply last_img read more

Asian Games 2018: UAE join Group C after Iraq’s withdrawal prompted redraw

first_imgThe United Arab Emirates have been re-drawn into Group C of the football tournament at Asian Games 2018 after Asian Football Confederation (AFC) conducted a partial redraw following Iraq’s late withdrawal.After the redraw, UAE will face China, Timor Leste and Syria at the Games, starting August 10. This is the second time AFC had to conduct a redraw for the group phase of the competition after organisers had earlier not included the UAE and Palestine in the original selection.Iraq withdrawn their team slated to play the football tournament at the Asian Games in Jakarta and the withdrawal from the roster threw the opening phase of the tournament in turmoil.Iraq’s withdrawal had left Group C, containing China, Timor Leste and Syria, to just three teams.A source at the Iraq Football Association had initially denied reports the team would be removed from the competition and that the squad’s preparations were being finalised following the completion of a training camp in the northern city of Erbil.Earlier this week, football officials were reported to have been fired over their involvement in the selection of overage players for the nation’s under-16 team after they were stopped at passport control on their way to participate in a regional tournament.The football tournament at the Asian Games features teams comprising players aged 23 years of age and under, with coaches permitted to select three overage players.The competition begins on August 10, with the final to be played on September 1.ASIAN GAMES FOOTBALL DRAWGroup A: Indonesia, Hong Kong, Laos, Chinese Taipei, PalestineadvertisementGroup B: Thailand, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, QatarGroup C: United Arab Emirates, China, East Timor, SyriaGroup D: Japan, Vietnam, Pakistan, NepalGroup E: South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, BahrainGroup F: North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Myanmar(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Chris Gayle declines selection, West Indies announce ODI and T20I teams vs India

first_imgChris Gayle will not be a part of the Windies’s squad for the three-match T20I series in India as “he has declined selection” while Darren Bravo and Kieron Pollard are back in international cricket.West Indies announced their squad for the five-match ODI series and T20I series against India on Monday. The ODI team does not bear a stark contrast to the Windies Test squad even as three young players have been selected for Windies’s white-ball cricket.Andre Russell does not feature in the ODI squad and according to the release by Windies Cricket, he has been ruled out due to injury while Alzarri Joseph, who has been named in the ODI squad, will undergo a fitness test before leaving for India.Jason Holder will captain the Windies in the ODI series while Carlos Brathwaite will captain the team for the T20I series against India.Courtney Brownie, Chairman of the Selection Panel, explained the selections adding that ahead of the 2019 ICC World Cup, they are looking to give youngsters a chance to showcase their skills.”As we continue our Cricket World Cup preparations, the upcoming tour of India provides a great opportunity to expose some of our young talent. Opener, Chandrapul Hemraj, all-rounder Fabian Allen and fast bowler Oshane Thomas will get their opportunity to showcase their skills, along with Sunil Ambris, who is returning to the fold,” Brownie said.”We will be without our stalwart, Chris Gayle for this Indian tour and the next tour against Bangladesh as he has declined selection at this time, however, he has made himself available for the selection for the visit of England to the Caribbean and the CWC in 2019,” Brownie added.advertisementBrownie also welcomed Bravo and Pollard back in the squad while adding that looking ahead to World T20 in 2020, they want to invest in young players and built a team out of the young energy.”With the 2020 ICC World T20 two years away and the limited amount of T20 Internationals within the next year, the panel believes at this juncture it is time to invest in the young players that have emerged over the last two years from WINDIES A and B teams, along with 2018 CPL.”The panel believes that this new group of cricketers, in addition to their cricketing skills, will have the athleticism needed to improve our fielding, which will be vital to our success.”The team will continue to retain some experienced players who will work alongside the younger group. We wish the team every success on a challenging assignment in India and, offer our congratulations to the players making their international debuts and welcome back Darren Bravo and Kieran Pollard to international cricket.”Johnny Grave, Chief Executive Officer of the Windies, also explained the reason behind announcing the squad so early, saying they had to arrange for travel and visas.”The team will have a camp before the start of the ODI series in Guwahati, so we had to select the squad before the start of the Super50 Cup, in order to organize flights and visas. With the CPL finishing last month, there was no reason to delay announcing the T20 squad.”Here is the Windies squad for ODI series vs India:Jason Holder (Captain), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Oshane ThomasFollowing is the T20I squad of Windies for series vs India:Carlos Brathwaite (Captain), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Oshane Thomaslast_img read more

Ravi Shastri is right, Kuldeep and not Ashwin India’s No.1 away spinner: Harbhajan Singh

first_imgSecond in list of India’s all time highest wicket taking spinners in Test cricket, Harbhajan Singh seconds head coach Ravi Shastri’s call that Kuldeep Yadav and not Ravichandran Ashwin is now the team’s no 1 Test spinner in overseas conditions.”With what Ravi bhai (Shastri) has said about Kuldeep being your no.1 spinner in overseas conditions, I think the team is now going to that zone where they are looking for wicket taking options.Look, R Ashwin started off so well in England and was a joy to watch in the first Test but he lost his way as the series progressed and Moeen Ali overshadowed him. It’s a tough call but I am sure it’s in the best interest of the team,” Harbhajan told India Today.Ashwin has been India’s leading Test spinner after Harbhajan lost steam but two back to series in England and Australia, where he failed to last throughout due to fitness issues, along with injuries has pegged him back.”There is a time for everyone. But now Kuldeep is our frontline number one overseas spinner. I was very impressed with the way Kuldeep bowled in Sydney. Even in Test cricket, it is going to be the age of wrist spin, especially in overseas Test cricket,” Shastri told Cricbuzz in an interview.Besides there is a huge disparity in Ashwin’s home and away record which may have prompted India’s coach to send a message across.”Ashwin’s home record is impressive but his overseas record is not the same. That’s why the team management seem to think Kuldeep should be preferred over Ashwin,” Harbhajan said.advertisement”Kuldeep Yadav made most of the opportunity he got. To get five wickets away like he did at Sydney is no mean task. I think Jadeja did well too by performing at Melbourne, Sydney and at the Oval in England. So I think this spin duo could take things forward from here,” he added.Harbhajan also concurred with Ravi Shastri, also a left arm spinnner of his time that wrist spinners will continue to have an edge across formats in the future.”Wrist spinners are in demand simply because they have more variations. You have a leg spinner, a googly, a flipper and top spinner. Than of course you have other small variations like decieving in the flight.Talking about finger spinners, if you are a off spinner who does not have a ‘doosra’ or a caroom ball or a ball that goes away, your difficulty will compound. Unless you are a Muralitharan who would spin so big that you know runs will only come from the leg side because if the batsmen tries to hit through the off side it will still create wicket taking opportunities. To survive in today’s cricket you need more than one variation,” he observed.Also Read | MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli at No 4 in World Cup? Anil Kumble, Ravi Shastri differAlso Read | India, England hot favourites for 2019 World Cup: Shane WarneAlso Read | Pant should play 2019 World Cup, New Zealand T20Is great opportunity for him: HarbhajanAlso Read | Finger spinners need to reinvent to remain relevant in ODIs: HarbhajanAlso Read | This Indian team has shoved the word overseas into a bin: Ravi Shastrilast_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona ace Messi full of praise for Puig and Miranda

first_imgBarcelona ace Messi full of praise for Puig and Mirandaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona ace Leo Messi has sung the praises of Riqui Puig and Juan Miranda.Both youngsters have seen first team action this season.Messi said, “They have been training with us for a whole and you see they are different players. “The club did well in bringing them up to train with us. They will grow more and that’s good the club are using people from the youth academy because for a while nobody came. Going back to that model is important for the academy and the club.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Kentucky WR Will Wear QB Terry Wilson’s No. 3 After Devastating Injury

first_img Kentucky Sports Radio noted that this isn’t the first time a Kentucky wide receiver has done this for an injured quarterback. Back in 2008, Randall Cobb wore the jersey of quarterback Dicky Lyons Jr. against Arkansas after Lyons was injured.Kentucky would go on to win that game 21-20.University of Kentucky wide receiver Lynn Bowden will wear Terry Wilson’s No. 3 during the Wildcats’ home game against Florida on Saturday, the school confirms to the LHL/ gesture by Bowden. Betting he throws at least one pass in his boy’s number, too.— Josh Moore (@JoshMooreHL) September 11, 2019The school announced on Sunday following their win over Eastern Michigan that Terry Wilson tore his patellar tendon and requires surgery.Sawyer Smith will be Wilson’s replacement for the immediate future.Will Lynn Bowden be able to put up a big game against the vaunted Florida Gators this weekend? The game is set to kick off at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Terry Wilson throwing a pass for Kentucky.LEXINGTON, KY – SEPTEMBER 01: Terry Wilson #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats throws a pass against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Commonwealth Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)The Kentucky Wildcats were devastated last week to learn that starting quarterback Terry Wilson will miss the rest of the 2019 season with an injury. One Kentucky player plans to pay tribute to his injured signal-caller.According to Josh Moore of the Lexington Herald Leader, wide receiver Lynn Bowden will wear Wilson’s No. 3 jersey at this weekend’s home game against the Florida Gators.Bowden is a junior for the Wildcats and had a breakout campaign last season when Wilson became the starter. He finished the 2018 season with 67 receptions for 745 yards and five touchdowns – leading the team in all categories.Kentucky would go on to have their most successful season in decades, going 10-3 with a Citrus Bowl win.last_img read more

German Navy Frigate ‘Baden-Württemberg’ …

first_imgzoom The first of a total of four 125 Class frigates for the German Navy was today christened “Baden-Württemberg” at a ceremony at the Hamburg site of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems – a company of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions. This is an important milestone in the construction program for the F125 Class frigates. The delivery of this first frigate is scheduled for November 2016. The order for the four ships is worth around €2 billion in total.ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems heads the ARGE F125 consortium which was awarded the contract to build a total of four F125 Class ships for the German Navy in 2007. The ARGE F125 consortium also includes the Friedrich Lürssen shipyard in Bremen, which is building the ships in cooperation with Blohm+Voss Shipyards in Hamburg.Gerlinde Kretschmann, wife of the Baden-Württemberg State Premier, performed the christening ceremony in the presence of high-ranking representatives from the Federal Ministry of Defense, the State of Baden-Württemberg, the German Parliament, the Baden-Württemberg State Assembly, the German Navy and the companies involved.Dr. Hans Christoph Atzpodien, CEO of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH: “The F125 is a completely new type of frigate with numerous technological innovations which will secure a solid basic workload for the shipyards involved in the coming years and help the German naval shipbuilding industry maintain and expand its leading position in key technologies.”The four 125 Class frigates will replace the German Navy’s eight (Bremen type) 122 Class frigates. The ships were developed specially for current and future deployment scenarios for the German Navy. In addition to the traditional tasks of national and alliance defense, the 125 Class frigates are designed for conflict prevention, crisis management and intervention/stabilization operations in the international arena. The ships are capable of remaining at sea for 24 months and thus represent the first realization of the intensive use concept, i.e. significantly increased availability in the deployment region. This capability is supported by a much smaller crew and a two-crew strategy which permits a complete change of crew during deployment. My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close ThyssenKrupp, December 12, 2013last_img read more

Bruce Springsteen Cancels North Carolina Concert Over Extreme AntiLGBT Law

first_imgBruce Springsteen canceled a concert scheduled for North Carolina over the weekend in protest over an extreme Anti-LGBT law.“As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday,” said the singer in a statement. “As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law. HB2 — known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use. Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.”H.B. 2 has eliminated existing municipal non-discrimination protections for LGBT people and prevents such protections from being passed by cities in the future. The legislation also forces transgender students in public schools to use restrooms and other facilities inconsistent with their gender identity, putting 4.5 billion dollars in federal funding under Title IX at risk. It also compels the same type of discrimination against transgender people to take place in state buildings, including in public universities. Lawmakers passed the legislation in a hurried, single-day session, and Governor McCrory quickly signed it into law in the dead of night.“Bruce Springsteen is a hero and an icon because he gives voice, both through his music and his advocacy, to those who struggle against injustice and equality,” said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin. “It means so much that he has spoken out against this hateful bill on behalf of thousands of citizens whose rights and fundamental dignity are being trampled by the leadership of North Carolina.”last_img read more

Child nutrition situation in Niger remains alarming UNbacked survey warns

Concerns persist despite a good harvest and pastoral season in late 2010, and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government are calling on the international community to intensify its efforts and mobilize all means necessary to fight against child malnutrition and its structural causes.“The magnitude of resources used and efforts made by all humanitarian actors and donors have saved the lives of tens of thousands of children,” UNICEF Country Representative Guido Cornale said. “This mobilization has stabilized the nutritional status of children, but this is far from enough.“Each week, thousands of sick children continue coming to health centres, demonstrating once again that we must resolutely confront the underlying causes of malnutrition in Niger.”The prevalence of global acute malnutrition among children under five years of age in the West African country decreased from 16.7 per cent to 15.5 per cent between June and November, but remains above the emergency threshold of 15 per cent. The situation remains worrisome for those aged six to 23 months, with over a quarter affected.Severe acute malnutrition, which dramatically increases the risk of death for the under-five age group, has affected 7 per cent of children in the under-two year age category, and is present in 3.2 per cent of the under-five group, according to the findings of this new survey.These figures reveal not only the severity of the food and nutrition crisis in 2010, but also the speed and quality of the response implemented by the Government and its partners, UNICEF said in a news release.Between January and December, 313,000 children under five with severe acute malnutrition were treated though public health facilities supported by UNICEF and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Some 38,000 children were hospitalized and 275,000 received outpatient treatment. These numbers represent one-fifth of all children treated for this condition worldwide.In addition, the Government, WFP, UNICEF and NGOs helped 686,000 children under two to receive adapted food rations between July and December to prevent malnutrition among children living in 38 food-insecure districts. Niger is made up of 42 districts.A consolidation of resources and measures for preventing and treating child malnutrition are crucial, with a speedy application of structural policies in health, education, social welfare, agriculture, and food security to avoid the disastrous consequences of climatic shocks on people in the sub-Saharan Sahel region, who are highly vulnerable to crises and epidemics.For WFP Country Representative Richard Verbeeck the survey shows that the response has been appropriate, but it must not lag.“Without the concerted actions of the humanitarian community and the Government of Niger, malnutrition rates would have been disastrous,” he said. “The battle against malnutrition is far from over and we must continue our efforts for a permanent and lasting solution to this problem.”In October Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos visited Niger during a trip to focus world attention on the Sahel, which is home to the poorest countries on Earth, with over 10 million people suffering from a food crisis this year alone. She called for solutions to tackle the root causes of cyclical food crises in the region. “Over the years, we have become very good at responding to immediate needs,” she said. “We now need to become good at building bridges between emergency relief and development.” 28 December 2010Although humanitarian aid to Niger has saved the lives of tens of thousands of ill-fed children, the nutritional situation remains alarming with more than 15 in 100 youngsters suffering from acute malnutrition, according to a United Nations-backed survey. read more

UN envoy and Lebanese official discuss efforts to free kidnapped Estonians

Mr. Williams, the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, expressed his concern over the 23 March incident during which the seven men were kidnapped at gunpoint after entering Lebanon through Syria on their bicycles. “No purpose is served by their continued detention,” he told reporters in New York last week after briefing the Security Council on the latest developments in Lebanon.In his meeting with Mr. Mikati, the Special Coordinator welcomed the diligent efforts of Lebanon’s security forces and army to secure the release of the cyclists. 6 April 2011United Nations envoy Michael Williams today discussed the recent abduction of seven Estonian cyclists in the Bekaa Valley with Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati and the efforts under way to secure their release.

Police fire tear gas to disperse protesters looking for jobs

The police fired tear gas to disperse a group of unemployed graduates protesting near Lotus Road in Colombo today.The protesters are demanding jobs in the Government sector and they were on their way towards the Prime Ministers office when they were stopped by the police. (Colombo Gazette)

Throne speech sparks mixed feelings

Related Stories Ambitious agenda outlined in government throne speechSwift reaction following Notley throne speech Wikimedia Commons Tuesday’s throne speech had some praising the NDP, and some feeling leery.The Pembina Institute praised the province’s strong linkage of energy and environment.Regional Director Simon Dyer said they were pleased to see the Alberta government’s commitment to following through with its climate leadership plan.He said there were also a couple of new things that caught his attention.“The commitment to form energy efficiency agencies that would obviously help home owners and Albertans and companies save energy through energy efficiencies is a big move. Alberta is the only jurisdiction that doesn’t have energy efficiency programs,” Dyer said.Dyer was also intrigued by the idea of an Oilsands Advisory Group, enabling government to get input from industry, environmental organizations, and First Nations on responsible oilsands development.He said it’s good to see the government isn’t avoiding tough discussions.The Calgary Chamber of Commerce, while pleased to see a re-commitment from the government on market access and projects like Energy East, thought the speech missed the mark.Director of Policy Justin Smith said he was disappointed he didn’t hear much about other components of the economy, like agri-business, manufacturing or tourism.“Alberta businesses are pioneering entrepreneurs, they’re problem solvers, they’re committed to doing whatever it is they need to do, whether it is to adjust their business plan or find an international investor, or target an export market. With that said, there’s not a very robust blueprint in terms of how they are supposed to do that, or what policy supports they are supposed to get from the government,” he said.He added, what’s really concerning is the Notley government is staring down the barrel of a $10-billion deficit, without a reasonable plan to get the province back into balance.Smith said the provincial government needs to understand they are a partner in job creation and economic recovery.“A robust blueprint for our recovery — if that’s not presented in this next budget– that will be a serious red flag for the business community that this government is stuck in neutral, and hasn’t figured out what sort of policy levers to start pulling, in order to drive investment and economic growth,” he said.But he concedes you don’t hear all of the nitty-gritty policy details in a throne speech.The Chamber is hoping for a proposal for an investor tax credit, for innovation supports as well as changes to the R&D structure in the province. by Kaitlin Lee Posted Mar 9, 2016 7:06 am MDT Throne speech sparks mixed feelings AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Canada gives public a glance at its game plan ahead of critical

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland discusses modernizing NAFTA at public forum at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 14, 2017 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Aug 14, 2017 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canada gives public a glance at its game plan ahead of critical NAFTA talks OTTAWA – Chrystia Freeland has given Canadians a look at their government’s strategy as it prepares to go nose-to-nose with the country’s biggest trading partner in crucial NAFTA talks.The foreign affairs minister laid out Ottawa’s core objectives Monday, two days before negotiations on a new North American Free Trade Agreement are to begin.The Canadian list, far shorter than the one released last month by the United States, sets out about a half-dozen goals that involve playing both offence and defence.They include a push for more access to government procurement, improved mobility for professionals, protecting Canadian rights to supply management and an openness to reform of the investor-state dispute settlement process, as long as it ensures governments hold on to their right to regulate in the public interest.“As in any trade negotiation, we have some areas of our offensive interests, areas where we think the agreement can be strengthened and improved,” Freeland said after outlining her goals in a speech.“And we have some areas where we believe the agreement currently serves its purpose and areas that need to be preserved in the national interest.”Freeland also announced the government’s plan to call for what she labelled as new “progressive” elements in NAFTA 2.0. The proposals include stronger labour standards, tougher provisions to protect the environment as well as chapters on gender and Indigenous rights.She insisted these are all areas in which she believes Canada can find common ground with the U.S. and Mexico.Negotiators plan to use provisions from Canada’s recently negotiated trade agreements with the European Union and Chile as guidelines for these chapters, Freeland added.“Progressive elements are also important if you want a free-trade deal that’s also a fair-trade deal,” she said in a question-and-answer session following a speech at the University of Ottawa.The government highlighted these goals at a time of rising international concerns that trade deals will only inflict more damage on the environment and accelerate a hollowing out of the middle class.One coalition of union and civil society groups — the Trade Justice Network — released a statement Monday arguing the Trudeau government’s NAFTA goals lacked detail and didn’t go far enough.The government’s other priorities include its desire to ease the flow of cross-border business by loosening bureaucracy and harmonizing regulations.The negotiating team will also work to maintain key elements of the 23-year-old deal, including the dispute resolution process to ensure anti-dumping and countervailing duties are only applied when truly warranted.Freeland warned that Canadians should brace for some tense exchanges during the NAFTA talks.“I think we all do need to be prepared for some moments of drama,” she said. “We should just see that as an expected part of any trade negotiations.”On Tuesday, Freeland will consult labour leaders on NAFTA in Toronto. She will be in Washington on Wednesday where Canadian negotiators will sit down with their American and Mexican counterparts for the first round of talks.Last month, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer released the Trump administration’s set of priorities for the NAFTA talks. The list was 14 pages long and included many more specific goals and demands.By comparison, the list produced by Freeland on Monday was far more succinct.Derek Burney, Canada’s former ambassador to the U.S. who was directly involved in negotiations for the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and NAFTA, was in the crowd for Freeland’s speech.Burney, who also served as chief of staff for former prime minister Brian Mulroney, told The Canadian Press afterwards that it was important for Freeland to signal Canada intends to defend its interests.Going forward, he said Canadians must continue to stress to the Americans that trade between the two countries is roughly balanced.“They have to understand that — that they’re not being had by Canada in a trade agreement,” said Burney, who participated in a Trudeau cabinet meeting earlier this year with Mulroney and Canada’s current envoy to Washington, David MacNaughton.“The big question mark for me is, what will be the price of victory for Donald Trump? We don’t know that yet.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter read more

Promoting decent work daily challenge in fragile countries UN Labour Summit told

“Creating income- and wealth-generating jobs is essential in order to consolidate peace and reinforce resilience” in the country, CAR’s President, Faustin Archange Touadéra, said in a keynote address during the World of Work Summit convened in Geneva by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).Entitled ‘Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience,’ this year’s Summit highlighted the importance of employment and decent work for peace and resilience, with a specific focus on tackling the realities on the ground and on partnerships that can achieve real results.Fighting between the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia and the mainly Muslim Séléka rebel coalition has plunged the CAR into civil conflict since 2012. A peace agreement was reached in January 2013, but rebels seized the capital, Bangui, in March of that year, forcing the country’s former president, François Bozizé, to flee.President Touadéra highlighted the challenges of restoring an economy ruined by years of conflict, and invited the ILO to send a high-level technical mission to the country’s capital Bangui, with a view to help resolve employment and decent work issues.This would involve reinforcing governance capacities, establishing a working social protection system, promoting social dialogue and women’s employment, as well as putting in place an innovative partnership for employment promotion, he said.Outlining the gravity of the crisis in his country, Touadéra said that reducing unemployment, especially for youth, was a priority, to better fight against poverty and risks of radicalization.“The economy of survival has taken over the formal sector,” he said, underlining that the informal employment now represents more than 75 per cent of national economic activity.He said that employment is “a determining factor for a lasting peace” but “the battle to promote employment and decent work in favour of peace and resilience is a daily challenge.”In his welcoming address, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder underlined the strategic location of the CAR in the sub-region.“By recognizing the link between work and peace, your main priority is to bring jobs for the people of the Central African Republic to help them reach a decent standard of living,” Mr. Ryder said. Crozet/Pouteau/Albouy/ILOPanelists speak at the World of Work Summit held as part of the 107th Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, 7 June 2018.Also addressing the Summit was the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, who said that the ILO “retains the potential to be one of the international organisations best equipped to assist nations and their peoples to build resilience and prevent conflict.”“Ever since its inception, the International Labour Organisation has been dedicated to the proposition that peace can only be built, and can only be sustained, when it is founded on a just and equal economic order, one capable of meeting the needs and aspirations of all people, in their diversity,” said Mr. Higgins in a keynote speech.Mr. Higgins said that expanding economic opportunities, ensuring the recognition of fundamental social and economic rights, advocating, advancing and achieving decent work, and facilitating social dialogue between workers, employers and civic organisations, are critical components of recovery from conflict and the prevention of any return to war.Welcoming an ambition to place ILO at the centre of efforts to create a new global architecture for sustaining peace, he stressed sufficient and effective investment in rights-based peacebuilding programmes will not only save lives, but will offer to the peoples of the world all of the possibilities for development and human flourishing that peace can bring. Speaking during a panel discussion, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said: “The refugees and displaced people, almost 70 million of them around the world today, are the outcome of a failure of peace.  And if, among other things, their ability to be respectfully and gainfully employed is not met, then they will continue to be a factor for instability.” read more

United Way funds Brock education initiative for Fort Erie youth

A Fort Erie student and Brock University student mentor participating in Youth University’s Neighbourhood Access Initiative.In a region where just 18 per cent of the population has achieved university as their highest level of education – compared to a national average of 26 per cent – Brock University’s Youth University is working with community partners to help boost these numbers in Niagara.The group’s research-based Neighbourhood Access Initiative is designed to support community development and grow the number of youth who go on to attend university or college.This winter, Youth University student volunteers from Brock will mentor youths from Grades 6 to 10 at Fort Erie’s Peace Bridge Public School and Fort Erie Secondary School. The mentoring occurs in conjunction with a program designed to raise awareness about post-secondary education (PSE) options, support readiness and assist with financial literacy.The initiative is supported by a $3,500 grant from the United Way of Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie. The funds will be used to supply food for youth involved in the program as well as weekly transportation to the schools for the Brock student mentors. Return transportation for the Fort Erie participants will be provided by local company Dunn The Mover.Fort Erie students and a Brock mentor involved in an after-school learning activity.The United Way’s Carol Stewart-Kirkby says they are “proud to support an initiative working to achieve equitable access to PSE in our neighbourhoods.”Now in its fourth year, the program involves tutoring and after-school programming, as well as hands-on activities to identify and connect students’ interests with future careers, civic engagement and educational pathways such as apprenticeships, college and university.“It plants great seeds for the future, builds confidence and it has reinforced the idea that university will follow high school for my son,” says one parent involved in last year’s program.The program was developed from research on equitable access to post-secondary education in Niagara and in consultation with both regional school boards.“Having the support of Brock student mentors will build upon the efforts of our school staff to encourage, motivate and support our students as they pursue all their goals and ambitions,” says Cindy Kohinski, principal of Peace Bridge Public School. “We’re very pleased to be involved with this initiative.”“We want to expose all of our students to the possibilities and options that are ahead of them and we want them to experience it early,” says Kate Cassidy, director of Youth University. “In today’s fast-changing, knowledge-based economy, access to post secondary education is an important building block for success.” read more

A Dublin developer has been advertising rentals within an apartment complex built

first_imgA Dublin developer has been advertising rentals within an apartment complex built without planning permission Rental adverts for Larkfield House, which were placed without naming the building, have appeared online in recent weeks. The building was constructed without planning permission. [image alt=”4″ src=”×237.jpg” width=”296″ height=”237″ credit-source=”Google%20Maps” caption=”Larkfield%20House%2C%20in%20its%20former%20guise%20as%20the%20Liffey%20Valley%20Fitness%20gym” class=”aligncenter” /end]A DUBLIN DEVELOPER, who was denied permission to build 48 apartments at a location in west Dublin and then went ahead and built them anyway, has advertised those apartments online for rental within recent weeks.Previously, it had been expected that a number of families living there who were at risk of homelessness may have been forced to vacate the property as a result of the planning issue, although that situation has yet to materialise.Developer Cavvies Limited initially sought planning permission in July 2016, which was subsequently granted, to construct 27 apartments over three floors at the site of Larkfield House, on Coldcut Road in Clondalkin. The building had formerly been a gym.The company subsequently reapplied for permission in May 2017 seeking to raise the number of apartments to 48 over four floors. That permission was denied by South Dublin County Council (SDCC). Larkfield House location, on Coldcut Road, Clondalkin Source: SDCCIn the end, 45 apartments were built on the site, which was then fully let, while the SDCC ruling was appealed to An Bord Pleanála. The planning body’s final decision upheld the denial of permission in March 2018. This means that there is currently no planning permission, and no fire safety (an application for a fire cert was rejected as invalid on 27 March, a week after the ABP decision), disability or compliance certificates in place for the property.Enforcement noticeSouth Dublin County Council has since served the building with an enforcement notice, aimed at bringing it back within compliance. Should this notice not be complied with, the council (in theory) can bring District Court proceedings against the developer.In recent weeks, however, apartments within the complex have been advertised for rental on at least two national property sites – and“This is ethically completely wrong,” Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin told both cases, the adverts were removed following requests for comment from the sites by both Ó Broin and The ad, with the name of the building omitted Source: The ad, both have since been taken down Source: MyHome.ieThe agent in question, Ray Cooke Auctioneers, did not reply to repeat requests for comment. The same agent had previously placed ads for an apartment within Larkfield House which appeared online earlier this year.“There should be legislation in place to stop agents advertising properties like this,” said local councillor Mark Ward.Interestingly, those properties were advertised without making reference to the property’s name, only to the fact it is sited on Coldcut Road. The reason for this is unclear (in ads placed prior to An Bord Pleanála’s decision, the property name was included). Short URL This is the second time in a fortnight that @daftmedia & @Ray_Cooke have advertised illegal appartments in Clondalkin for rent. No planning permission, no building certification & subject to @sdublincoco planning enforcement. This is reckless. @RentalProperty8— Eoin Ó Broin (@EOBroin) June 26, 2018 49,231 Views 60 Comments Emergency accommodationPrior to An Bord Pleanála refusing permission to Cavvies for the additional units, South Dublin County Council suspended the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) for many of the families that had been renting the apartments, some of whom had moved there from homeless or emergency accommodation situations.20 such families were believed to be under threat. However, understands that none of those affected have as yet been forced to vacate the property, suggesting that rental adverts seen online apply to other empty apartments at the location.Ó Broin says that the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive (DRHE) has since guaranteed “that everyone in that property will get the higher rate of HAP”.“A number of private renters have left,” said Sinn Féin councillor Ward. “A lot of people weren’t happy that they had entered into an agreement with a rogue planner.”A spokesperson for the Department of Housing said that the situation is a matter for South Dublin County Council alone.“Regarding planning enforcements, the minister and department are specifically precluded, under section 30 of the Planning Act, from becoming involved in any individual planning case, including the enforcement of any planning matter,” they said.With regard to the HAP tenants affected, they added that the department had “confirmed with South Dublin County Council that the local authority had been engaging with these tenants and has been working, in co-operation with the DRHE, to assist those affected”.SDCC declined to comment on the issue as it stands.[image alt=”3″ src=”×318.jpg” width=”296″ height=”318″ credit-source=”” caption=”” class=”aligncenter” /end]When contacted for comment, Cavvies director Vincent Cosgrave acknowledged his identity but then said: “I don’t know anything about Larkfield House, you have the wrong man.” The company did not respond to an email query.Both and removed the adverts in question when queried about same.“As Ireland’s largest property portal we don’t manage the properties that advertisers place on the site directly,” a Daft spokesperson said.Advertisers manage the content of their own ads. We have a list of terms and conditions for advertisers available. All ads have a report ad button and we do operate a notice and takedown policy.Removed“ was not aware that the apartment in question was located in a building that does not have the required certificates,” a spokesperson for that site meanwhile said.Once this was brought to our attention the ad was removed from the website. We will be following this up directly with the agent concerned.Most recently, last month, Cavvies launched another planning application, seeking to bring the number of residential units at the property down to 37 over five floors. That application was declared invalid by SDCC on 26 June.[image alt=”vincent” src=”×230.jpg” width=”296″ height=”230″ credit-source=”ABP” caption=”An%20Bord%20Plean%C3%A1la’s%20decision%20refusing%20planning%20permission%20to%20the%20developer%20Cavvies%20Limited%2C%20dated%2020%20March%202018″ class=”aligncenter” /end]“There is no criminal offence when properties like this are advertised, and it absolutely should be illegal,” said Ó Broin.Alongside this, there should be legislation in place to make it an offence to have built structures that are not within building compliance. I’m asking the Minister to introduce legislation to make this a criminal offence. Friday 29 Jun 2018, 12:05 AM By Cianan Brennan Share87 Tweet Email3 Source: Eoin Ó Broin/Twitter Why is @MyHomeProperty & @Ray_Cooke advertising apartments in Clondalkin that have no planning permission, no building compliance & are subject to @sdublincoco planning enforcement? @RentalProperty8— Eoin Ó Broin (@EOBroin) June 25, 2018 Source: Eoin Ó Broin/Twitter Jun 29th 2018, 12:06 AM As things stand, it’s illegal to rent this building. It has no planning permission, and it has no fire or completion certs lodged with the local authority.He said that “in two, three, or six months those in the building could be forced to move out again”.And that’s just wrong.Note: Journal Media Ltd has shareholders in common with publisher Distilled Media Group Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Anarchists attack police with petrol bombs after Athens demo

first_imgRioting youths have clashed with Greek police in central Athens, damaging vehicles and property, following a demonstration by hundreds of anarchists seeking the abolition of a maximum security prison.Dozens of rioters threw petrol bombs and stones at police, who responded with tear gas. Four people were detained in the clashes, while no injuries were immediately reported.At least two cars were burnt and one shop front was smashed.Anarchists have stepped up protests since Greece’s new radical left-led government was elected in January. They want authorities to close a maximum-security prison where many convicted militant anarchists are held — and have continued their protests despite government pledges to do so soon.Opposition parties have criticized the government for failing to take a tough stance on the protests.Source: AP Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Luciano Spalletti shrugs off rumours he could lose his job

first_imgInter Milan head Coach Luciano Spalletti has trashed the rumour that suggested he could lose his job, adding that “you’re always under scrutiny, as far as I’m concerned”.Inter has lost six matches out of their seven last games in all competitions, and reports emerged that Spalletti could lose his job to the likes of Antonio Conte, Diego Simeone and Jose Mourinho.“I’d have felt under scrutiny even if we’d got through the group [in the Champions League],” Spalletti shrugged, speaking in a Press conference today as quoted by Football Italia.“You’re always under scrutiny, as far as I’m concerned, one day when we have more time I’ll tell you about my career to get to Inter, they are beautiful stories to tell.“Rumours don’t bother me, maybe the support they want to give me annoys me, because if someone wants to give you support it means they want to help you, but at the same time they’re saying you can’t do it alone.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“Let’s say I’m more sick of what you want to insinuate by writing it.”New CEO Giuseppe Marotta backed Spalletti yesterday, saying he should be left to work without disturbances and reacting to that, Spalletti continued:“Marotta’s words are pleasing, and what I’ll say is that I’ve had a lot of messages about not giving up, but I have the solutions inside. I’ve already been here, I know this subject.“I’ve been in dressing rooms with teams which have lost 13 games in a row. The support pleases me, but it’s just one thing more. These are words which can even damage you more.”last_img read more