20 01 20

first_imgLONDON (AP): Kieran Gibbs was Arsenal’s unlikely rescue act after coming off the bench in the north London derby yesterday, scoring his second-ever Premier League goal to recover a 1-1 draw against Tottenham. The defender’s first league goal since March 2012 came in the 77th minute, three minutes after surprisingly replacing forward Joel Campbell with Arsenal trailing. “He gets in good positions,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. “Maybe he lacks a bit of belief he can score.” The provider was less of a surprise, with Mesut Ozil’s high ball to Gibbs at the back post his 10th assist in 11 league games. “We are struggling with a lot of injuries at the moment so we don’t have a lot of options,” Gibbs said. “(My goals) don’t come often but when they do hopefully it’s enough to help the team. In these games you can never give up.” He canceled out Harry Kane’s first-half opener and denied Tottenham a first win at the Emirates Stadium in five years, despite Spurs dominating much of the game. Arsenal missed a chance to go top, staying behind leaders Manchester City, which were held 0-0 by Aston Villa earlier, due to their inferior goal difference. “We had a great mental response and showed we were determined not to lose,” Wenger said. Tottenham, unbeaten in the league since the opening day, are five points back in fifth and were the more aggressive team throughout the first half, with Erik Lamela shining as he harried the hosts who were bruised by a mid-week loss at Bayern Munich. Arsenal’s defense, as so often, was spongy in the first half and was easily penetrated in the 32nd minute by a resurgent Kane scoring his sixth goal in four games. Danny Rose’s deep ball down the left flank went straight between Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny and Kane slid the ball past goalkeeper Petr Cech, rather than hesitating as he was prone to doing earlier in the season. “It was a great ball between the two centre halves,” Kane said. “I had a little look and I wasn’t offside.” Arsenal appeared transformed in the second half after Mathieu Flamini replaced Santi Cazorla, with Wenger saying the Spain midfielder was dizzy and “not at the races.” Only a diving save by Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris at full stretch tipped away Campbell’s shot. Although Olivier Giroud was repeatedly left unmarked, the Arsenal forward could not find the target with headers from Ozil deliveries – first hitting the crossbar and then missing from six metres. Finding the net was equally problematic for Tottenham, with midfield dynamo Dele Alli slicing way over after Christian Eriksen’s shot was parried by Cech. Then after Eriksen played through to Kane, the England forward dragged a shot wide. Gibbs ensured the points were shared in the 82nd north London derby but Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wasn’t too downbeat after a grueling spell ahead of the two-week international break. “We played three matches in six days and we have always one day less to recover,” Pochettino said. “We showed great character and personality … it was an unbelievable effort.” MISSED OPPORTUNITYlast_img read more

21 12 19

first_imgIn case you haven’t heard, the Klamath River is chocked full of salmon. And it has been for quite a few weeks now. What makes this story remarkable is this is coming on the heels of the river being completely closed to fishing after Aug. 15 last year due to the projected low returns. The CDFW predicted roughly 93,500 fall-run adults were set to return this year, and it appears they may have been right. On average, 122,000 adult fall-run kings return to spawn. In 2017, only 18,410 were …last_img

23 10 19

first_imgzoom Athens-based dry bulk shipowner DryShips Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquired one 158,000 dwt Suezmax tanker currently under construction in China. DryShips said that it plans to finance the total gross purchase price of around USD 64 million using cash on hand and expects to take delivery of the vessel during May 2017.Under the deal, which was signed with an entity affiliated with the company’s Chairman and CEO, George Economou, the vessel will be time chartered back to the seller and employed from the time of delivery under a five year time charter plus optional periods in charterer’s option at a base rate plus profit share.The charterer will also be granted purchase options at the end of each firm period. The total expected backlog under the time charter, assuming an average spot market for Suezmaxes for the next 5 years of USD 25,000 per day is estimated to be some USD 43.1 million, DryShips informed.The company added that the transaction received an approval by the audit committee of the company’s Board of Directors and the independent members of the company’s Board of Directors.The purchase was unveiled as part of DryShips’ financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017, in which the company said that its net loss for the period shrunk to USD 10.7 million, compared to a net loss of USD 61.1 million seen in the same quarter a year earlier.DryShips added that it has now fully repaid its last commercial loan facility and following the Sifnos Loan Facility’s latest amendment, the company has completed the restructuring of its balance sheet over the last 6 months, resulting in all of its assets being unencumbered.Earlier this month, the shipowner received a firm commitment from a major European bank and an Asian export credit agency for a secured term loan facility of up to USD 200 million to partly finance the delivery of its four very large gas carriers (VLGCs). The commitment remains subject to documentation and successful syndication.last_img read more

14 10 19

first_imgBy Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsBRANDON, Man. – An Aboriginal youth and his mother say his high school crossed the line when they told him he couldn’t smudge before going school and if he does they’ll send him home.That’s what happened to Stephen Bunn, 17, in Brandon, Man. just before Christmas when he was told the strong smell of sage was against the school’s scent policy.But the problem really began in October when Bunn said he and his sister were accused of smelling like marijuana and asked if they had drugs on them by staff at the Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School.Bunn said they were cross-examined.He told them he and sister had smudged before heading to school and said the school made no mention of the scent policy then.They just thought he was high.The First Nation youth had been smudging more since his younger brother, 15, killed himself in June.Bunn was the one who found him.Then in November he went to school again, this time he says after helping his father move, and arrived through a side door when he was spotted by a “white” teacher.She could smell smoke on him and immediately thought he was smoking weed, again.Bunn told her it was sage as he had smudged.She was having none of it and walked him to the principle’s office.But while on the way there Bunn said she was barking at other students saying “don’t touch him” and pushing them out of the way.“I was embarrassed and was starting to get to mad,” said Bunn Wednesday.The principal, Matthew Gustafson, again, asked the young man if he was smoking weed and high.“He said it was school policy that he ask me,” said Bunn. “It’s obvious it was sage.”Again, no mentioned of a scent policy even though the school had implemented one in September.So in December, when the school told him he wouldn’t be allowed to attend class if he smudged before class he stopped.But his mother, Sandy Bunn, wasn’t happy.She says she got a call from Brent Richards, one of the school’s vice-principals.“We want you to notify us when he does (smudge) so we can send him home for the rest of the day,” Bunn’s mother said she was told by Richards.“I said no.”She wasn’t having any of it.“You need to educate your staff on the differences … sage doesn’t smell like weed,” she told Richards. “Why should he have to miss school for this?”APTN asked the school Wednesday about the allegations the Bunn family made and after several hours of “he’s in a meeting” and “when do you need this by” a Brandon school board spokeswoman sent APTN a statement at about 6 p.m.They didn’t deny anything Bunn claimed, nor did they apologize.“The Brandon School Division actively promotes and encourages respect of a variety of religious and cultural practices, including the practices of our First Nations students and their families,” the statement said.Then the school board claimed privacy reasons as to why they couldn’t comment on Bunn’s specific claims.“Although the Brandon School Division cannot comment on a specific student due to confidentiality requirements, the Brandon School Division regularly consults with Aboriginal Elders with respect to the specific needs and cultural practices of its Aboriginal students and their families,” the statement continued.The school board said they have consulted with an elder to work with its staff and students to ensure smudging “ is carried out in such a way as to minimize any discomfort for students and staff within its schools.”APTN followed up with questions – Was there ever a complaint about smudging from another student? Why was the scent policy never brought up before December?APTN has yet to receive a response.As for Bunn he’s smudging again.“It just got to me for a bit and I stopped. But I smudged a couple days ago and went to school,” he said.And there were no problems.Still, he wants everyone to know what happened to him and posted this Youtube video.kjackson@aptn.calast_img read more

12 09 19

first_imgNews Missy Elliott’s Historic Songwriters Nomination missy-elliott-makes-history-first-female-rapper-nominated-songwriters-hall-fame Read more Email Facebook The news was released one day ahead of the official announcement by the Associated Press. If the rapper were to be integrated into the 2019 class, she would only be the third rapper to do so. The only other rappers to be in the Songwriters Hall Of Fame are GRAMMY winners Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri.To be nominated, songwriters have to have written songs for at least 20 years. Elliott came onto the music scene in the late ’80s/early ’90s and since then has written hits artists including GRAMMY winners Beyoncé and Ciara. She has writing credentials for songs that include Keyshia Cole’s “Let It Go,” Monica’s “So Gone,” And Fantasia’s “Free Yourself.” Elliott also worked and wrote music for the late Aaliyah.The AP reports that other nominees include: Mariah Carey, Cat Stevens, Mike Love, Jimmy Cliff, Vince Gill, Jeff Lynne, Tommy James, John Prine, Lloyd Price, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, and Chrissie Hynde.But just because she’s up for Hall Of Fame status, don’t count Missy out yet. The rapper has teased a new LP release for 2019. Read more on what to expect from the album below:Missy Elliott Is Ready To Get The World Dancing Again The iconic rapper would be the third ever rapper to be inducted into the hall of fame if electedJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Nov 7, 2018 – 5:28 pm GRAMMY-winning rapper Missy Elliott will go down in the history of pop music as one of the most creative and dynamic rappers ever with hits like “Work It” and “Get Ur Freak On.” Now she has made history as the first female rapper to be nominated for the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Missy Elliott Makes History As First Female Rapper Nominated For Songwriters Hall Of Fame Twitter last_img read more

11 09 19

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Wednesday, November 7, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.Town Yardwaste Recycling Center: The Recycling Center, located off Old Main Street at the Wilmington/Woburn line, will be open for leaf and brush drop-off from 8am to 2pm. Only Wilmington residents will be allowed to use the facility for leaves and brush drop-off. Residents must show an ID at the entrance to the facility. No grass clippings will be accepted. No contractors or commercial vehicles will be allowed. Residents using the Recycling Center must purchase a punch card for $15 which will be good for 5 visits to the center. Punch cards may be purchased Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Treasurer’s Office at Town Hall. Cards purchased previously that have unpunched visits are still valid.At Wilmington Town Hall: The Wilmington Conservation Commission meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.At Wilmington Public Schools: The Northside PAC meets at 9am at the North Intermediate School.In The Community: Environmental activist Suzanne Sullivan will be holding an Informational Q&A on the Olin Superfund Site and Child Cancer Study from 6:45pm to 8:15pm at the Wilmington Memorial Library. Open to all residents.In The Community: The Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Tech Help Drop-In at 2pm. Star Mag at 3:45pm. The Wonderful World of Bats at 6:30pm. 3D Printing: The Design Phase at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Beading Group at 9:30am. SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Cards at 1:30pm. Fun Singers at 3pm. [Learn more HERE.](NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For November 14, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For November 21, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

31 08 19

first_imgA vocal recital by Ujwal Nagar, accompanied by renowned flautist Rohit Prasanna and ace Sitar player Soumitra Thakaur, will speak of the evolving picture of Indian classical music. Ujwal, incidentally the lead vocalist of Advaita band, who is known for his experimental yet traditional outlook towards music, has maintained the sanctity of this traditional art.  Greatly appreciated by classical music connoisseurs, his appealing voice texture and intricate sargam patterns indicate the depth of his growing musical maturity. Having performed at places like Thailand, South Africa, UK, Europe and Brazil, Ujwal, has made a name for himself in the international scenario through his diligence and hard work.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’A performer to reach to the heart of the audience needs remarkable command over layakari and inner connection while performing. The music heritage must be imbibed intricately along with the development of a keen sense of sur and taal, and Sitar virtuoso Rohit Prasanna possesses them along with polished tonal grace, rhythmic elegance, and lucidity of expression. Hailing from a family of legendary flautists, Rohit is trained and groomed under the late Pandit Raghunath Prasanna and father Ravi Shankar Prasanna. Adding his own dedication and finesse to this art, he through painstaking practice, assiduous assimilation and erudite presentation, has created a niche for himself.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix A scholar of Sahitya Kala Parishad, he will be performing his own distinct style today. The evening will witness another ace performer, Soumitra Thakaur, who hails from Bishnupur gharana, and is the student of sitar maestro, Pt. Kushal Das. Reflecting the styles of famous Maihar and the Imdadkhani Etawah Gharana, he will perform an interesting amalgamation of symphonies from Carnatic and Hindustani Classical genres.last_img read more

30 08 19

first_img This story appears in the October 2012 issue of . Subscribe » Apple or Windows? Not long ago, a startup’s answer to this question would have locked it into a relatively closed ecosystem of computers, smartphones and software that didn’t always play nicely with others.Today that decision is less of an issue, thanks to programming that enables technology–including tablets and the latest smartphones–to work across a variety of platforms.For an expert’s take on the new Apple vs. PC paradigm, we sat down with Campbell Hyers, co-founder and CEO of New York-based Control Group. Hyers’ company specializes in creating technology work flows for business environments, including digital content creation tools for clients like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”I do not see much of a Mac vs. PC battle these days,” Hyers says. “It’s a much more subtle interplay of getting the right tool for the job.”Hyers expands on his advice with his tips below.Do what needs to be done first. Focus on hardware second.We spend a lot of time trying to convince people not to take on too much technology. Too much too early is akin to death by a thousand cuts. It’s way too easy to get the cool CRM software, do a slick integration with Google Apps and also install a powerful e-mail tool. But they don’t actually help you when you’re starting from scratch. Dealing with all this stuff slows you down, and it can cost a lot of money. Stick to the absolute minimum you need to get the job done.Go ahead, mix Macs and PCs. The desire is to have every machine work seamlessly together, but really, it’s not necessary. Companies will waste a lot of time trying to engineer a perfect way to make a marketing tool like MailChimp talk to a layout tool like InDesign. That’s not a productive use of time.What works is what we call “swivel chair work flow.” Literally, it’s two machines on a desk: the PC for the power spreadsheet work, the Mac for InDesign. Then your people swivel their chair between the two. It may seem archaic, but it’s simple and fast to set up.Get everyone working with the right office software.Google Apps is emerging as a great tool for small businesses that can make do with relatively simple documents, presentations and spreadsheets. But it doesn’t work for more complex publishing or sophisticated presentations like Windows-based software can. Therefore, figuring out who gets what app boils down to what specific employees need to do their specific tasks.The key is not to overdo it. Don’t waste money on software purchases for people who think they may need a program, but will never use it. November 13, 2012 3 min read Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. How Success Happens Listen Nowlast_img read more

19 08 19

first_img Posted by Share TORONTO — The Minister of Tourism, The Hon. Dionisio James D’Aguilar, is excited about the ‘hot’ destination of The Bahamas, which remained opened for business during the 2017 hurricanes and now has several highly anticipated hotel developments in the works – as well as an eye on strong growth from the Canadian market.“The Bahamas is expecting an extremely robust 2018. In short, the Bahamas is hot right now,” said D’Aguilar yesterday at an industry event in Toronto. “We all know that The Bahamas is a warm weather destination, but with the introduction of new brands in Nassau, such as The Grand Hyatt, SLS, Rosewood, The Four Seasons, Courtyard by Marriott […] the travelling public can refocus on The Bahamas with renewed interest.”December air arrivals from Canada were up 25% on the pervious year, after a slow start to 2017. Arrivals for 2018 are also trending upwards, with bookings from key markets for January up 23%, February 17% and March 23%. These buoyant trends should continue as seat capacity from February to July 2018 has been increased by approximately 27% out of both Toronto and Montreal.Travellers should continue to be attracted to the Bahamas by the plethora of new hotels opening and developments at existing hotels across the archipelago.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upHere’s a look at some of the hotel highlights:The highly anticipated Baha Mar mega resort is now hosting guests with the SLS opening in November 2017 and the Grand Hyatt in April 2017, while Rosewood Baha Mar is slated to open this coming spring. The upscale Rosewood Baha Mar features 300 rooms, including 107 residences, and a range of dining and nightlife experiences. The three hotel brands will share amenities including the Caribbean’s largest casino, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, ESPA flagship 30,000-square-foot spa, the largest convention centre in the Caribbean, and more than 40 restaurants, bars and lounges.Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville brand recently announced plans for a US$250 million, six-acre development in the heart of downtown Nassau. The property will feature 150 hotel rooms, 150 luxury residences, a marina, water park, entertainment centre and signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts. Construction has begun and phased opening will begin mid-2019.The iconic Atlantis Paradise Island Resort has undergone several renovations and upgrades, with the intention of introducing more Bahamian culture and traditions to the resort. These include new restaurant concepts, renovated rooms in The Coral tower, a new Marina Village, ocean-inspired educational experiences and new efforts to support marine conservation.Meliá Nassau Beach All-Inclusive’s three-year renovation is now complete. The 694-guest room resort now features 102 rooms as part of ‘THE LEVEL’, Meliá Hotels & Resorts’ elevated service concept.Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island has been renovated and reopened as an all-inclusive for adults-only. The resort boasts 350-plus rooms on Cabbage Beach, two swimming pools and one swim-up bar.Tiger Wood’s TGR Design is teaming up with Jack’s Bay Developers to develop a beachfront luxury resort and private club at Rock Sound on Eleuthera Island. The first phase of development is currently underway for a Woods-designed 10-hole golf course called ‘The Playgrounds’, as well as The Pink House Beach Club with a pool restaurant and bar, slated to debut in 2018.The Resort on Eleuthera is the first hotel to make special provision for plus-size travellers who look for furniture and facilities which will suit their physical needs, such as reinforced sun loungers, dining furniture, bedroom and bathroom suites. << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Bahamascenter_img Devin Kinasz Friday, February 23, 2018 Lots of hotel developments on the way for The Bahamaslast_img read more

19 08 19

first_img TORONTO — Overnight stays in Germany were up 4.8% in the first four months of the year, with a 5% increase from Canada, continuing this market’s “solid positive growth trend” from last year.Petra Hedorfer, Chair of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB), says German incoming tourism continues to grow dynamically, with 23.1 million international overnight stays in hotels with 10 beds and more from January – April 2018.“One million additional nights in four months: this is further proof of the successful positioning of Germany as a travel destination. Europe, the most important source region for German incoming, contribute solid growth at the rate of 3.6%. Asian markets and those from the entire American continent exhibit an increase of 6.5 and 8.2% respectively,” says Hedorfer.Canada and the U.S. each contributed 5% more overnight stays in Germany during the first four months of this year compared with the same period in 2017. From Central America and the Caribbean, the number of overnight stays almost doubled January to April year over year. << Previous PostNext Post >> Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Tags: Germany, Statistics Travelweek Group center_img Posted by Canadian overnights in Germany still on the rise Sharelast_img read more