David Warner will be the player of the 2019 World Cup: Shane Warne

first_img Reuters BengaluruMarch 9, 2019UPDATED: March 9, 2019 20:22 IST Steve Smith and David Warner’s ball-tampering bans expire on March 28 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSmith and Warner were banned by Cricket Australia for 12 months in March last year for their roles in the ball-tampering scandalThey’re going to come out and destroy attacks and I back David Warner to be the player of the World Cup: Shane WarneWarner and Smith are being looked at as key players for Australia’s World Cup campaign in England and WalesAustralian batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner will come back stronger than ever from their 12-month bans and the latter will be the best player at the World Cup this year, former leg spinner Shane Warne has said.Smith and Warner were banned by Cricket Australia for 12 months in March last year for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal in a test match against South Africa in Cape Town.Their bans end on March 28 and both players will be reintegrated into the national team after their participation in the Indian Premier League in March and April.Smith and Warner are going to destroy attacks: Warne”I think what you are going to see is a pretty quiet David Warner and Steve Smith. They are just going to try and let their bat do the talking and toe the line,” Warne told The Telegraph in an interview.”I think they will come back better than they were. They’re going to come out and destroy attacks and I back David Warner to be the player of the World Cup.”Warner overstepped the line a lot in his early career. He then changed into a more placid player but was then told by Cricket Australia to be the enforcer and was doing what he was told.”Warne expects the duo to return with renewed vigour, like he did after his 12-month ban for failing a drugs test in 2003. Warne was suspended for taking a banned diuretic and missed Australia’s World Cup winning campaign as a result.advertisement”All I can go on is experience having a year off myself. The next four years were the best I ever had,” Warne, who took 708 wickets for Australia in 145 test matches, added.”I was hungry for the game. My body and mind were fresh and it is amazing how excited you are to play again.”You get excited just going to the nets again because you have taken it for granted in the past.”Also Read | Indian cricketers providing whereabouts details to WADA since 2017Also Read | India vs Australia 4th ODI broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs Aus Mohali matchAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Australia cricket teamFollow David WarnerFollow Steve SmithFollow 2019 World CupFollow Shane Warne David Warner will be the player of the 2019 World Cup: Shane WarneSteve Smith and David Warner’s bans will end on March 28 and the Australian duo is expected to participate in the 12th edition of Indian Premier League. advertisementlast_img read more

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ViceChair Appointed

first_imgThe chair of the Waterfront Development Corporation (WDCL), John Holm, announced today, June 14, the appointment of Joyce Carter, as vice-chair of the board of directors. “Ms. Carter’s strong financial background and her skills in stakeholder and government relations make her an excellent vice- chair for WDCL,” said Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris. She is the vice-president finance, chief financial officer and chief strategy officer for Halifax International Airport Authority. She is board chair of the Halifax Gateway Council, and serves on the boards of the Canadian Airports Reciprocal Insurance Exchange, the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University, and is a past provincial treasurer and former board member of the Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers Association. “Joyce shares WDCL’s vision to create memorable spaces and experiences on our waterfronts that enrich cultural and economic opportunities,” said Mr. Holm. “She is committed to moving development opportunities forward and seeing the potential of waterfront resources maximized.” Ms. Carter’s term as vice-chair begins June 14 until March 1, 2014. Waterfront Development Corporation Ltd. is a provincial Crown corporation developing the strategic potential of the Bedford, Dartmouth, Halifax and Lunenburg waterfronts. Revenues are reinvested in the waterfronts to drive economic opportunity, enhance tourism and reflect and protect marine heritage.last_img read more

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Bank of Canada daily avg for the Cdn dollar 7760 cents US

The average value for the Canadian dollar on Friday was 77.60 cents US, up 0.36 of a cent from Thursday.The U.S. dollar was at C$1.2887, down 0.59 of a cent.Pound sterling was at C$1.6603, down 1.70 cents, and US$1.2884, down 0.72 of a cent.The Euro was at C$1.4692, down 0.75 of a cent.Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada.

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Brookfield to pay US414 million for 4892 apartment units in the US

Brookfield to pay US$414 million for 4,892 apartment units in the U.S. Southeast AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 11, 2013 8:38 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (TSX:BAM.A) is buying 19 apartment building in three eastern U.S. states from Babcock & Brown Residential for US$414 million.The Toronto-based company said Monday that most of the 4,892 units included in the deal are concentrated in Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C., but some are also in the neighbouring states of South Carolina and Virginia.Fairfield Residential, an affiliate of Brookfield, has an existing footprint in the same markets and will manage the buildings.Meanwhile, Brookfield intends to invest an additional $30 million to maximize value in the portfolio by selectively upgrading and repositioning assets to increase rents and return on investment. This transaction will bring Brookfield’s growing multifamily portfolio to approximately 20,000 units throughout the United States.“The acquisition of this attractive portfolio adds to Brookfield’s significant multi-family platform and positions us for continued growth in this property sector,” said David Arthur, managing partner at Brookfield Asset Management.Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a global alternative asset manager with approximately $150 billion in assets under management focused on property, renewable power, infrastructure and private equity. read more

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Unclassified State Department computer system hacked email shut down

Unclassified State Department computer system hacked, email shut down WASHINGTON – The State Department has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire unclassified email system as technicians repair possible damage from a suspected hacker attack.A senior department official said Sunday that “activity of concern” was detected in the system around the same time as a previously reported incident that targeted the White House computer network. That incident was made public in late October, but there was no indication then that the State Department had been affected. Since then, a number of agencies, including the U.S. Postal Service and the National Weather Service, have reported attacks.The official said none of the State Department’s classified systems were affected. However, the official said the department shut down its worldwide email late on Friday as part of a scheduled outage of some of its internet-linked systems to make security improvements to its main unclassified computer network. The official was not authorized to speak about the matter by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.The official said the department expects that all of its systems will be operating as normal in the near future, but would not discuss who might be responsible for the breach. Earlier attacks have been blamed on Russian or Chinese attackers, although their origin has never been publicly confirmed.The State Department is expected to address the shutdown once the security improvements have been completed on Monday or Tuesday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Matthew Lee, The Associated Press Posted Nov 16, 2014 1:02 pm MDT read more

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GALLERY Students take lifechanging journey through southern Africa

Eighteen hours in ‘The Beast’ was just the start.A colossal bus ride through the uneven roads of southern Africa is not what most students would think of when they ponder experiential learning at Brock University. However, on the Brock Abroad: Namibia program, 18 hours in the all-terrain ‘beast’ bus was just the beginning of what would prove to be a life-changing experience.Launched in 2007, the annual Africa journey is one of several experiential learning programs offered by Brock International Services, in which participants learn about local academics, business and culture, while participating in a variety of activities and workshops. ‘The Beast,’ a vehicle from Wadadee Guest House, took the team everywhere, including an 18-hour drive from Cape Town, South Africa, to Windhoek, Namibia.This spring, 21 Brock students and their co-leaders flew out on April 26 for a month-long odyssey that began in Cape Town, South Africa.  While there, the group visited Robben Island — where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned before the fall of apartheid — and learned more about the townships that surround the city. The group also spent time learning about the fight to end apartheid, and the unique struggle Namibia faced in gaining its independence.From Cape Town, the students boarded ‘The Beast’ for the 1,400-kilometre bus ride to the Namibian capital, Windhoek, where they participated in a wide array of hands-on experiential opportunities.One of the program’s goals is to have participants identify and understand the challenges and opportunities faced in the host community, and how they relate to communities in Canada. “It’s through the vehicle of volunteering, visiting important cultural sites and museums, and speaking with local community partners that participants learn,” said Christina Bosilo, co-leader of the trip and manager of international learning programs in Brock International Services.The students met this important goal by working alongside several local organizations, including the Bernard Nordkamp Centre (BNC) in Katutura, which provides after-school programming for local children. At the BNC the team provided leadership training for older children as well as wellness-based activities for younger participants.But Child and Youth Studies student Madeline Pontone was quick to point out that the important lessons being learned were not exclusive to the youngsters in the classroom.“Getting to live and volunteer in the community of Katutura provided a level of immersion that fostered deep reflection and learning, something that is difficult to achieve at home,” she said. For Janet Westbury, experiential education co-ordinator for graduate programs in Brock’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the trip’s other co-leader, these pivotal interactions created the a unique legacy for those on the journey.“It’s important that it’s not just about what we taught, but also what they taught us,” she said. “We learned from the leaders in the communities.”The team also spent time painting local schools and took part in excursions which showed them the natural beauty of the country.“The landscape, it’s stunning and ever-changing,” said Westbury. “You don’t want to miss anything outside the window. Namibia has a huge diversity in a relatively small package.”From sandboarding in the dunes to taking the children from the BNC to a local giraffe sanctuary, the group experienced a huge cross-section of Namibia’s culture and landscape in a relatively short amount of time.For Child and Youth Studies student Carley Kent, the well-rounded nature of the trip has been life changing.“It may sound cliché,” she said, “but my experience in southwest Africa has forever changed me as a person.”For Westbury, the month-long trip seemed to fly by, and all too quickly the team was on its way back to Canada — but not before they had grown in ways that seemed unimaginable before they set off.“A co-curricular trip like this focuses on growing our students personally,” she said.“Our whole team chose to be present in each moment of the trip, and for this reason they will come home with a new awareness of the day-to-day realities of those living on the other side of the world. But even more importantly, they will bring to Canada a full slate of invaluable lessons to share about the beautiful Namibian culture and hospitality that we were greeted with every day.”To hear more about the Brock Abroad: Namibia Program there will be a lunch and learn panel event in the Thistle 253 e-classroom on Wednesday, June 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.If you have more questions about the program, or wish to attend the lunch and learn, e-mail studyabroad@brocku.ca read more

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Ohio State field hockey falls short in opening Labor Day weekend

Then-sophomore forward Peanut Johnson (3) advances the ball during a game against Indiana Oct. 26 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 6-5.Lantern file photoOhio State field hockey opened its 2014 campaign with a pair of tough losses against No. 5 Syracuse and unranked Albany.The Buckeyes hung tough with the Orange at home Friday, losing 3-2 in overtime following a fierce comeback. They couldn’t rebound Monday, however, as they were shutout, 4-0, on the road in Albany, N.Y.After trailing for most of the game Friday, the Buckeyes scored two goals within nine minutes to force overtime against the Orange. Syracuse junior forward Emma Russell then sealed the game with a shot from close range off a rebound in overtime.OSU appeared outmatched early, but managed to fight back late behind its veteran leadership.“I think the first half was our eye-opener,” senior midfielder Kaitlyn Wagner said. “But we’re a young team and realized we were getting bullied around.”The Buckeyes struggled to move the ball into scoring position in the first half when they were outshot 17-2 in the first 35 minutes of play.The majority of the action was played on OSU’s side of the field, but freshman goalkeeper Liz Tamburro kept her team alive in her debut, recording five first half saves, which allowed her teammates to strike back late.“She made some incredible saves, and every time a goalie makes a save like that, it gives the team a lot of confidence,” OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said. “As a freshman, that’s a lot to ask.”With 1:57 to play in the opening half, Tamburro’s shield finally cracked. Syracuse’s senior back Jordan Page broke free on the left side of the pitch and scored unassisted to give the Orange a 1-0 lead at halftime.Things changed in the second half when OSU went on the attack. Junior back Emma Royce said the team was determined to get to any ball in question during the second period.“We just decided that the 50-50 balls weren’t going to be 50-50 balls anymore,” Royce, a London native and team co-captain, said. “They were going to be our balls.”The Buckeyes trailed 2-0 after an early second half goal from Syracuse junior midfielder Alyssa Manley, but OSU countered quickly.Wagner scored on a penalty stroke after a Syracuse foul, and with more than 16 minutes to play, junior forward Peanut Johnson broke free and scored from seven yards out off a pass from freshman forward Maddy Humphrey.Tamburro finished the game with 11 saves, tying with the seventh most in single game school history since 2001. The Orange outshot the Buckeyes 37-11 overall, and had a 13-3 advantage in penalty corners.“Going into Albany, we need to attack more and dictate the tempo,” Wilkinson said after the loss.But the Buckeyes had no such luck, allowing two first half goals from Albany sophomore midfielder Paula Heuser and senior midfielder Amy Nicklin.Heuser converted on her second goal of the game in the second half, and freshman midfielder Anna Bottino scored on a fast break to cap the 4-0 shutout.The Buckeyes will try to pick up their first win of the season Friday when they’re scheduled to take on Miami (Ohio) at Buckeye Varsity Field at 5 p.m. read more

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Rob Kearney on his wonder try and the missing 2 that cost

first_imgROB KEARNEY’S 80-METRE dash against New Zealand had that wonderful feeling of being an epoch-making moment in Irish rugby.It was similar to Brian O’Driscoll’s interception and full-pelt try, for Leinster against Munster, at Croke Park in 2009. One set of fans were on their feet and screaming as the other set sensed they were in deep, deep trouble.The Irish fullback played his best game in the green jersey since Wales at home in February 2012. He was out on his feet at the death as Ryan Crotty’s try winded an entire nation. Just over an hour earlier, Kearney galvanised his team and put them 19-0 ahead. His try and made Irish fans truly believe that a first ever win over New Zealand was possible. He dotted down before crashing the ball back to the turf touchdown-style.“I don’t remember a huge amount of it,” Kearney told TheScore.ie: “Dave [Kearney], I think, made a good tackle on Israel Dagg. Our hussle was pretty good and we put him under pressure, it bounced right into my hands and there was no one there, it was an easy sprint to the line.” YouTube credit: therandomgolferIt was clear from the outset that Kearney and his teammates were pumped up. Brother Dave stared ahead with intent and almost missed the passing handshake of President Michael D Higgins. Peter O’Mahony bellowed out Amhrán na bhFiann then gave Ireland’s Call a good belt. After the anthems, Kearney himself stood alone and took several deep breaths before joining his countrymen to face the Haka.Captain Paul O’Connell called for brute force and Ireland delivered. 22-7 up at half-time and Kearney turned to scream encouragement at a shaken Brian O’Driscoll as he received on-field treatment. “It was good at half-time, wasn’t it?” Kearney reflected.He added, “You can’t go into your shell and I think maybe we were a bit guilty of that. We had to come out in the second half and keep fighting, keep looking for scores… we needed more. That’s probably where we lost the game.” Kearney had been called from a sombre Irish dressing room to speak to the media but five minutes back there was enough to sum up the mood of the day, week and the next 10 weeks until Ireland face Scotland in the Six Nations:I hope all 23 guys are devastated. It’s one of the worst ways to lose a game, certainly the worst finish to a game in my career, but that’s why people watch sport, because it’s so unpredictable.”Kearney echoed the comments of Sean O’Brien when admitting that speed in setting up defensive lines in the closing stages had cost Ireland dearly. “We’re hugely disappointed and we know another couple of per cent  from guys collectively coming across the field in that last couple of minutes and we would have stopped them,” he said. “One penalty given away on 79:35,” he said, “[it] could have been very, very different.”The Leinster man believes Ireland will take ‘a huge amount of confidence’ from the 24-22 defeat to the world champions. He is well aware of the criticism the team has copped in the past two years and feels Ireland showed they can compete with the best.“You guys [the media] come down to press conferences on the Tuesday before a big game and we say we can beat any team in the world. That’s not a party line we throw out, we genuinely believe that on our day if we fulfill our potential then we can beat any team. That’s just a matter of trying to get as close to our maximum potential as we did this week.”– Additional reporting by Sean FarrellLike rugby? Follow TheScore.ie’s dedicated Twitter account @rugby_ie >Analysis: Two minutes of hell for Ireland against the All BlacksAngry O’Brien calls on players to ‘grow up, know what’s expected in an Ireland jersey’last_img read more

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Why is injury so common for GAA players who switch codes to

first_img Source: InphoWHEN SEAN HURLEY returned from Australia last year, his intentions were clear – get back into the Kildare jersey and start enjoying his sport again.He’d endured a frustrating couple of years attempting to forge a professional career in Australia with Aussie Rules club Freemantle Dockers, before he was delisted six months ago.But readjusting to Gaelic football hasn’t been a straightforward process for player who led the Lilywhites to Leinster U21 glory in 2013. Hurley quietly departed the Kildare panel this week, citing his inability to stay injury-free as the primary reason.“Sean has had a tough few years with various injuries, particularly in Australia during his time with Fremantle,” Kildare boss Cian O’Neill said this week.“His most recent hip surgery, and all the difficulties that are part of a rehabilitation programme following such a serious injury, have taken their toll on Sean and his body so the priority now has to be his basic health and functionality.”He featured in all but two of Kildare’s 12 competitive games in 2014 before jetting Down Under to join Freemantle. But Hurley suffered two injury-ravaged years in Australia and has been unable to return to full fitness ever since. By Kevin O’Brien Short URL 21,198 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 0-12 for Limerick’s Gillane as champions Mary I return to Fitzgibbon finalDunford goal puts IT Carlow in to first Fitzgibbon Cup final with dramatic win over UCC Share Tweet Email1 Looking back, O’Reilly feels the extra work he was doing to get up to speed with a new sport contributed to his body breaking down.“I think definitely there is a sort of trend there where you’re working that hard to get up to the standard,” he tells The42. “You get playing and especially when you get to the level of playing a few AFL games the intensity is just insane.“The stress fracture was too much load. It wasn’t even so much the club specific stuff, I was just that eager to please I was doing bits and pieces extra myself, whether it was a wee weights session or an extra pitch session to improve the ball handling or kicking skills.“It was just a gradual increase in load that caused the injury – that’s what stress fractures are.“In terms of the medial ligament damage I did to the knee, it was purely just an accident in a game where I had tackled someone. Someone else came in third party, just wiped me out from the knees and I just strained it.” O’Reilly in action in the 2010 All-Ireland U21 football final Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOO’Reilly made just one appearance in his second season at Richmond before he called a halt to his professional dreams in 2011. For the 23-year-old, the threat of a serious injury causing an immediate end to his career influenced his decision to return home in 2011.“The way I looked at it was that the AFL had the potential to make me money for ten years, at the absolute maximum. My degree, which I had already invested three years into, was going to set me up in a career for life,” he said shortly after his return.“There are plenty of cautionary tales out there of people who packed in university to be professional sportsmen, and then it didn’t work out for them.“There’s no telling when you might pop a knee or pick up an injury, and suddenly you’re finished and you’re left with absolutely nothing.” What happened? After a solid first year with the club’s reserve team Peel Thunder, Hurley’s injury woes appeared to start after the hip surgery he underwent in the 2016 pre-season.He managed just three games last year for the Thunder before Freemantle delisted him on 30 August.“Sean came back injured,” Kildare coach Ronan Sweeney revealed last November. ”He went back over to get a little bit of surgery with them because they know the ins and outs of the operation.”Hurley underwent further surgery on his hip in November in Australia, but his injury problems persisted as he attempted to resurrect his inter-county career.“It was a case of my body screaming at me over a period of time, with my knees, quads, Achilles tendon, and hips all giving me trouble,” Hurley said about his fitness struggles last week.Hurley is not alone. Former Down U21 star Jamie O’Reilly Source: Presseye/Russell Pritchar/INPHOInjuries are a worryingly common occurrence for GAA players who make the leap to the AFL. Making the transition from an amateur game to a professional one is extremely taxing on the body.While a number of Irish players like Zach Tuohy and Pearce Hanley have enjoyed relatively healthy careers, other converts have struggled to stay fit.Former Down U21 star Jamie O’Reilly is one of the lesser-known Gaelic footballers to switch codes.A pacey, direct forward, he won Ulster U21 titles with Down in 2008 and 2009 before he chased the professional dream with AFL club Richmond in October 2009.Remarkably, he featured in three AFL games in his first season in Australia, before injuries severely hampered his second campaign at the Melbourne club.He picked up a stress fracture in his shin before later suffering strained medial ligaments in his knee. http://the42.ie/3257763 Feb 25th 2017, 10:00 AM Saturday 25 Feb 2017, 10:00 AM As one of just 19 Irish players who’ve logged minutes in an AFL Premiership game, O’Reilly is well placed to speak about the impact playing Aussie Rules can have on the body of a converted GAA player.“Personally I found although you were training or in the gym everyday at home, it wouldn’t have been anywhere near the intensity of playing out there.“Especially in the pre-season period you would have been doing an awful lot – maybe a two-hour pitch session and you were doing it in intense heat.“Even stuff like, over here between drills you’d have three or four minutes to take a sip of water and have a chit chat. Over there it was very military. You ran flat out over to the drinks station to get a drink and you ran flat out to the next drill.”Although there are striking similarities between both sports, O’Reilly says there are significant differences too.“There’s a lot of differences that people don’t acknowledge much, which are probably taking their toll,” he continues. “Even down to the basic things like the size of the pitch, the length of the game and the clock stopping in the game. Those are things people don’t consider as much. The late great Jim Stynes was the third Irish recruit to feature in the AFL Source: ©INPHO“The clock is stopping, the pitch is twice as big and the game is twice as long. So it’s a lot more impact and a lot more load you’re taking on than you’re used to doing if you’re playing a Gaelic game, even if it is at senior inter-county level.“I think the average amount of time the ball is in play in a Gaelic match with the clock still running is 17 or 18 minutes a half, whereas in AFL you’re basically playing the four quarters of 20 minutes.“It’s still 80 minutes so that’s a serious difference from maybe 35 minutes of the ball being in play in a Gaelic game.“I would say it’s a gradual wear and tear thing where you’re doing that much extra over a period of time. There probably is a fatigue that sets it.”O’Reilly also points out a league-wide culture, where it’s extremely common for players to go under the knife in the off-season after a gruelling campaign. Source: An example of an AFL club’s post-season injury list (AFL.com)“That’s even an issue for guys who have grown up playing AFL too, where at the end of the season everybody is the walking wounded,” he says.“You’re really dying for that end of season break to come. One thing I noticed an awful lot, and maybe it was because it’s professional and more controlled, but as soon as the end of season came and people had crawled over the finish line, players were going in for surgery left, right and centre.“Some of it more serious that others but boys were getting hip surgeries and finger surgeries and shoulder reconstructions and all that kind stuff. There’s quite a bit of that.”Tommy Walsh was one of the unfortunate ones. There was much hype surrounding his return to Kerry at the end of the 2014 season, but he hasn’t hit anywhere near the sort of form he was showing before his departure to St Kilda in 2009.“The same Tommy that left for Australia in 2009 did not come home,” Tomas Ó Sé wrote last April. Tommy Walsh training with his new teammates shortly after his move to St Kilda Source: Getty Images/INPHOWalsh joined the Sydney Swans in 2011 but played just five senior games for the club as injuries stalled his career. A devastating hamstring injury in 2013, where he tore all three tendons at the top of his hamstring off the bone, sidelined him for 12 months. Walsh never looked the same player again.A host of the current crop in Oz have been struggling to log minutes on the field.Carlton Blues half-back Ciaran Sheehan, an All-Ireland winner with Cork in 2010,  has been hit hard by injuries, battling hip and groin problems in 2015 before suffering hamstring and knee injuries last year.Louth’s Ciaran Byrne spent most of the 2015 campaign out with various injury problems and then tore his anterior cruciate ligament while in action for Carlton last July.Cian Hanley, who joined the Brisbane Lions in 2015 while recovering from a torn cruciate he suffered in Ireland, spent all of 2016 on the sidelines with a groin issue. 2014 Ireland International Rules manager Paul Earley speaks with AFL players Ciaran Sheehan, Zach Tuohy and Ciaran Byrne Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOFormer Kildare prospect Paddy Brophy had his 2016 campaign ended last August with a persistent shoulder injury. He underwent an operation on his shoulder in the off-season.Recent Sydney Swans recruit Colin O’Riordan made his first senior appearance for the club last week, but he hasn’t been without his injury woes either. The Tipperary native sustained a broken bone in his back and a punctured lung in a game for the Swans’ reserves back in August.O’Reilly returned to finish his Business Management degree at Queen’s University, and while he went back playing club football with Loughisland, his time in Australia took its toll.“My issue when I got home was I got straight back into university and I wasn’t training anywhere near as regimented as I should have been. Then my body started breaking down in bits and pieces due to that.“Afterwards my body was a wee bit beat up from it for a couple of years. It did recover eventually, but it was more so while you’re out there and playing a lot of games I think the damage really happens for boys. Just because it’s so intense.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! 19 Comments Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Follow us: the42.ie Why is injury so common for GAA players who switch codes to Aussie Rules? “The clock is stopping, the pitch is twice as big and the game is twice as long. It’s a lot more impact and load than you’re used to.”last_img read more

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Italian club bought with bitcoin

first_imgSerie C team Rimini is the first football squad in the world whose shares were bought with the cryptocurrencyItalian Serie C side Rimini is an old club with a lot of history, including being refounded three times.The newly-promoted side has made the news again, after being the first team in the world whose shares were bought with Bitcoin.The once-bankrupt club made the news on 2006 when they drew 1-1 against Juventus at Stadio Romeo Neri.Report: Juve loan out young midfielder Kastanos George Patchias – August 23, 2019 Grigoris Kastanos is the latest Juventus youth player to go out on loan.The Cypriot international midfielder arrived at Juventus at the age of 16…After that, the club has had many problems, with the board of directors just leaving the team to its fate.And now according to Football Italia, 25 percent of the club shares were bought by Heritage Sports Holding, using Bitcoin.The cryptocurrency has never been used to buy a football club before, and now the Serie C team can be on the history books again.Check out the following link: casinonutansvensklicens.comlast_img read more

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Backers of SoccerCity development tout benefits to taxpayers and San Diego State

first_img Sasha Foo, January 18, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: San Diego State University, SoccerCity FacebookTwitter Backers of ‘SoccerCity’ development tout benefits to taxpayers and San Diego State Sasha Foo San Diego voters will get the chance in November to decide between two development plans for the Mission Valley site that was once Qualcomm Stadium.On Tuesday, supporters of the proposal to expand San Diego State turned in their signatures, as part of the process to qualify their plan as a voter initiative.Not to be eclipsed, proponents of the rival “SoccerCity” plan produced more arguments today to support their measure.KUSI’S Sasha Foo has the story. Posted: January 18, 2018last_img

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Coco Remember Me Wins Oscar For Best Original Song

first_img Twitter Previous winners for ‘Frozen”s “Let It Go,” songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez win again, making him the only double-EGOTPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 5, 2018 – 11:58 am In a repeat from the Oscar success of Frozen four years ago, the movie Coco won on March 4 for Best Animated Feature as well as for Best Original Song. The previous winning song was titled “Let It Go” and encouraged self-expression. This year’s “Remember Me” is an instruction that will be obeyed, as songwriting couple Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez must now consider whether there is room for their second Oscar on their awards shelves.At the 57th GRAMMY Awards, the Frozen composers won for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media and for “Let It Go,” which won Best Song Written For Visual Media. Robert Lopez previously had won Best Musical Theater Album at the 54th GRAMMY Awards for composing The Book Of Mormon together with “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. ‘Coco’: “Remember Me” Wins Oscar For Best Original Song Facebook News The acronym EGOT stands for Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar, and Tony, the four major entertainment industry awards voted on by peer professionals. Thanks to his track record of Broadway and television success, this second Oscar win puts Robert Lopez over the top to become the first person ever to win two of each award.Robert Lopez has won three Tony Awards for his stage work, Best Book Of A Musical and Best Original Score for The Book of Mormon and a previous Best Original Score for the imaginative Avenue Q, which combined human actors with puppets. He twice won the Daytime Emmy Award in Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for “The Wonder Pets,” which ran for four seasons.Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook MessengerRead more “Remember Me” Wins Best Original Song Oscar coco-remember-me-wins-oscar-best-original-song Email https://twitter.com/DisneyPixar/status/970510305489969152last_img read more

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Google Stadia gaming at GDC 2019 Everything just announced

first_imgGoogle’s Stadia head Phil Harrison announces the new service. James Martin/CNET When you think of ways to play big-name video games, you probably think of Xbox, PlayStation or Switch. If Google has its way, you’ll soon be considering its Stadia service too. The tech giant announced its new streaming game service at a press event during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. The new service, called Stadia, is designed as a way for people to play and watch gaming together, Google said. The company said it plans to bring together players, broadcasters on YouTube and game developers to create a new experience. It’ll launch later this year, Google said, without saying anything about how much it’ll cost. • See All 3:53 Mar 21 • Google Stadia puts Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC gaming on notice Now playing: Watch this: Apr 30 • How to preorder Oculus Quest and Rift S right now Comments Apr 30 • Facebook’s new Oculus Rift S vs. Oculus Quest: Which VR headset is for you? Now playing: Watch this: Google Nvidia Google, your next gaming destination? Game Developers Conference Gaming Tech Industry Digital Media Online Google rolls out Stadia gaming service and controller Google has a controllerThe rumors were true: Google has developed a controller for its Stadia service. But unlike most gaming controllers, which connect to a video game console, the Stadia controller is designed to connect directly to the internet, to ensure the fastest connection.google-stadia-controlThe Stadia controller Claudia Cruz/CNET Stadia streams at high qualityGoogle said its service currently streams video at 1080p, 60 fps. But at launch later this year, Google said it should be capable of 4K video at 60fps, and in the future it’ll be able to output 8K video at 120fps. Google already has partnersThe company said it’s working with Ubisoft, makers of the popular Assassin’s Creed adventure games, and id Software, makers of Doom, to bring games to the service.Google is going to make its own gamesThe company also said it has started a game-making studio, much like Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have done. The company didn’t show off any games it has planned, but it’s recruited industry veterans such as former Electronic Arts and Ubisoft executive Jade Raymond.We don’t know how much it’ll costOf all the things Google did announce, it didn’t put a price tag on any of it. It’s fair to assume the games will likely cost the same they typically do on a standard Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo, but the company’s staying quiet for now.Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, said in an interview after the event that he expects several different approaches, from direct purchase to game rentals where you sign up to play for a certain number of hours.Stadia is designed with YouTube in mindGoogle showed off how Stadia can stream video to spectators, and also offer them ways to join in. One example Google described was a “play” button on a YouTube video that brings you straight into the game on Stadia. Another example was allowing gamers watching someone play a basketball game, for example, to click a link to join in.Google also said Stadia will have a “State Share” feature, where people can share a link that allows someone to play starting exactly at the same spot in the game that they are.Google wants developers to use Stadia tooGoogle said it’s partnered with game development software makers like Epic Games, Unity and CryEngine to ensure game developers can take advantage of its technology.What do Google’s competitors say?Microsoft said in a statement that it’s “a great time to a gamer,” and noted that it’s devoted to offering choice as well through its upcoming Project xCloud service.Sony and Nintendo didn’t respond to requests for comment.Not everyone likes the logoIt’s getting roasted for looking too ’90s.  3 CNET’s Lori Grunin contributed to this report.Originally published March 12.Updates, March 19, 9:55 a.m. PT: Adds details from Google and expectations for the event; 11:55 a.m. PT: Adds info on everything just announced; 2 p.m. PT: Adds Microsoft comment. “Our ambition is far beyond a single game,” said Google’s Phil Harrison. Instead, the company sees the opportunity to give players “instant access” to a game by clicking a link. “The power of instant access is magical, and it’s already transformed the music and movie industries.”gdc-2019-google-9067Enlarge ImageGoogle teased its announcement with a video game museum. James Martin/CNET The service allows gamers to play standard PC games within anything that can browse the web, including a TV, a phone, a tablet and of course a PC. The games are powered by Google’s high-performance computers, which then stream the images to the web browser in a similar way Netflix streams videos. And they’re streamed at up to 4K high-definition video, at 60 frames per second, meaning animations will move smoothly. Gamers play using a controller Google designed, which connects through Wi-Fi to Stadia’s systems.”It’s seamless,” Harrison said. Google isn’t the only company doing this. Sony’s offered its PlayStation Now game streaming service since 2014, and chipmaker Nvidia offers one called GeForce Now. Microsoft is also readying an Xbox-related game streaming service, called Project xCloud, expected in the next couple of years. Here’s everything we know about Google’s service so far.It uses the ‘cloud’The service relies on Google’s massive global network of computers and servers that delivers YouTube, Google Maps and Gmail to you already. Google said it’s developed specialized graphics and computer chips to make its systems work particularly well for gaming. reading • Google Stadia gaming at GDC 2019: Everything just announced 1:56 Game Developers Conference Mar 21 • Intel intros 9th-gen Core H mobile CPUs, Graphics Command Center Tags Share your voice 13 Photos Google Stadia is a play-anywhere streaming game platform…last_img read more

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Modi urged to make reality match Make in India hype

first_imgThousands of people and lion mascots swarmed the weekend opening of a “Make in India” drive to attract foreign direct investment, pitched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “the biggest brand that India has ever created”.The week-long event, the boldest since Modi launched the initiative to emulate China’s export miracle back in 2014, got off to an inauspicious start when a huge fire engulfed the stage at a cultural event on Sunday. Nobody was hurt.Even as the Make in India hype scales new heights, some bosses questioned Modi’s delivery on promises to make it easier to do business, while marketing experts cautioned against creating unrealistic expectations.”When you over-communicate and you under-deliver, the biggest risk is that you begin to lose trust,” said Chandramouli Nilakantan, CEO of Blue Lotus Communications, a branding and public relations consultancy.On buzz alone, the effort got off to a great start, with the prime ministers of Sweden and Finland attending Saturday’s gala opening hosted by Modi.On Sunday, delegates thronged the 10 pavilions erected for the event in Mumbai, India’s financial capital. Around 2,500 foreign and 8,000 domestic companies were expected to attend, organisers said.Yet on the ground, the experience of businesses is more prosaic. Twenty months after Modi swept to power with a promise of growth and jobs for India’s 1.3 billion people, executives say more needs to be done, including improving infrastructure.More pressingly, key legislation such as a goods and services tax and land acquisition bill are stuck in parliament, just as global competitors such as Vietnam step up their own reform efforts.”Make in India is a great initiative and has created a lot of positive sentiments,” Vikas Agarwal, general manager of mobile phone maker OnePlus in India, told Reuters.”Now the government needs to follow up with policies. That includes providing custom duty and export incentives, tax rationalisation and removal of ambiguous land acquisition policies.”MAJOR WINSMake In India has scored major wins, including a pledge by Taiwan’s Foxconn to invest $5 billion in a new electronics manufacturing facility.That has helped foreign direct investment to nearly double to $59 billion last year, the seventh highest level in the world, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.Yet in critical aspects, India remains far behind its goals.The proportion of manufacturing to gross domestic product has been stuck at around 17 percent for five years, below the government’s goal to ramp it up to 25 percent, according to the Boston Consulting Group.India has only created 4 million manufacturing jobs since 2010, according to Boston Consulting. At the current rate, India may only create 8 million jobs by 2022, well below the government’s goal of 100 million.Professor Ravi Aron, a US-based expert in manufacturing, said India was ill-suited for a Chinese-style export boom, because it lacked the infrastructure and the skills for its exports to compete internationally.”It should not be called ‘Make in India’ but ‘Make In Spite of India’,” said Aron, of Johns Hopkins University, advising the Indian government to scale back its ambitions and focus on its growing domestic market.($1 = 68.2750 Indian rupees)last_img read more

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Houston Educators Push Back Against Proposed Salary Freeze

first_img Trustee Sergio Lira, Houston Federation of Teachers President Zeph Capo and several educators joined the press conference.Capo emphasized that if Houston schools improved enough to avoid a state-mandated takeover, it’s because of teachers.“And this is not the way to welcome them back to a new year when we need them focused the most on doing the best for our kids with the least,” Capo said.Santos said that she believes the $2 billion budget, which the board approved at the end of July, can cover the $6 million needed for the raises, if district administrators account for the departure of veteran, higher paid teachers.Lucia Moreno, who teaches at Rucker Elementary, said that she has to use her own money to buy equipment like cameras that her students need and her school can’t afford. Now she wonders how she’ll be able to pay for students’ supplies without an expected pay bump of about $1,000.“So where does that money come? They wind up losing. Who loses? Our kids in the East End,” Moreno said.The Houston school board is expected to vote on the compensation plan at its meeting next week. Laura IsenseeTrustee Elizabeth Santos told reporters that she believes the HISD budget can cover $6 million in scheduled raises for teachers.Dozens of educators spoke out against the proposed pay freeze at the Houston district headquarters Thursday afternoon, saying it’s not the way to “welcome” teachers back to school.Houston school board member and teacher Elizabeth Santos said that her fellow educators were shocked to find out that the administration at the Houston Independent School District wants to freeze their salaries for this school year — and not give anyone scheduled raises.“It’s simply not right to tell teachers that their pay is being cut days before they return to their classrooms for the new school year,” Santos said. “Beyond that, it’s not smart. As a district, we must ensure we don’t lose our most valuable asset for educating our children — experienced classroom teachers.” Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img X 00:00 /00:53 Sharelast_img read more

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Autumn magic with ethereal whites

first_imgDesigner Aneeth Arora’s collection Pero Spring 2014 is on display at Moon River in the Capital. The collection consists of an exclusive array of ethereal whites with vintage beading. Arora’s particular brand of anti-fit, frumpy chic clothing is a hardsell in India, where the average person won’t understand the concept of paying four figures for a mulmul shirt. However, her understanding of delicate textiles and persistent effort in elevating their status has earned her fans among international buyers and won her Vogue India’s first-ever Fashion Fund Award. All of which combined has turned her into a hot ticket on the Indian fashion circuit.Alhough Arora is not one to experiment with silhouettes or colours, this collection offered far more variety than her usual efforts. Her dainty slip dresses are ephemeral, but her collection also includes androgynous pant suits, decked out in hot pink gingham checks. Even saris made it to the final cut, polka dotted and worn with soft jackets instead of the traditional choli blouse.last_img read more

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Gone With the Wind Mansion set for Auction – Take a Look

first_imgThe Georgia mansion that inspired one of the homes in Gone With the Wind will be auctioned at the end of July 2019.  Twelve Oaks is the name of the plantation home of the Wilkes family in the novel, and aristocratic Ashley Wilkes is the man that Scarlett O’Hara obsesses over for years, to the chagrin of Rhett Butler. Built in 1836, this real-life “Gone With the Wind” Southern mansion in Covington, which was originally called the Harris Plantation, was named one of the Top 10 Antebellum Sites in Georgia and is on the National Register.  As the novel was being adapted, author Margaret Mitchell reportedly saw a photo of the home in the Atlanta Journal, and sent a clipping of it to the film’s production team with a handwritten note saying, “I like this for Ashley’s home.”Twelve Oaks at twilight. Courtesy of Target AuctionsEventually named Twelve Oaks, its most recent incarnation was as a bed and breakfast and event space. “The stately white pillar-covered mansion features more than 10,000 square feet of renovated space — over $2 million was spent fixing it up recently, according to a press release issued from Target Auction, the company overseeing the sale.”AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsEntrance Hall. Courtesy of Target AuctionsCourtesy of Target AuctionsToday reported, “As for why they’re selling the property, the current owner explained in a statement: ‘We feel we’ve accomplished what we set out to do and we are ready to start a new adventure.’ “The live auction will take place at the property on July 25th.According to Target Auction, “There are 12 large bedrooms and 12 1/2 luxurious baths along with a grand dining room, parlor, informal dining and living spaces and a chef’s dream kitchen. One of the baths includes a very rare antique luxury shower that is one of the only ones in the world. There are two bathtubs that cost over $14,000 each… The property sits on over 3 acres of gardens with a pool, gazebo, and pergola and with a 4-car historic carriage house.”Dining Room. Courtesy of Target AuctionsParlor. Courtesy of Target AuctionsLiving Room. Courtesy of Target AuctionsCovington, 35 miles from Atlanta, is known as the Hollywood of the South. More than 125 movies and TV shows have been filmed in and around there.  Inside the Twelve Oaks “Gone With the Wind” mansion are four reproductions of Scarlett’s (Vivien Leigh) gowns from the film as well as two of Rhett’s (Clark Gable) suits.According to the website for Twelve Oaks, Judge John Harris built it as his townhouse in 1836. “He owned a large plantation near Covington that was pilfered by federal troops in 1864 when they were beginning Sherman’s march to the Sea,” said the site. “The Atlanta History Center has journal entries from Sherman and Harris describing details of Sherman’s thirty-day stay at the Harris Plantation.”Kitchen. Courtesy of Target AuctionsKitchen. Courtesy of Target AuctionsMaster Bathroom. Courtesy of Target AuctionsMaster Bathroom. Courtesy of Target Auctions​After the Civil War, Robert Franklin Wright bought the property for $1,000 and named it The Cedars.  The family refurbished the interior and added a boxwood garden to the rear of the mansion. In 1903 they sold the home to Nathanial S. Turner, a cotton broker who owned Covington Mills. The home eventually acquired a new name, Whitehall.  However, the home fell into disrepair in the 1930s.Master Bedroom. Courtesy of Target AuctionsSalvatore Study. Courtesy of Target AuctionsBedroom. Courtesy of Target AuctionsKatherine’s Grand Suite. Courtesy of Target AuctionsMagnolia Spa Suite. Courtesy of Target AuctionsBedroom. Courtesy of Target AuctionsCannonball Run Grand Suite. Courtesy of Target AuctionsIn the 1940s, following the production of the film Gone With the Wind, the mansion and the entire Covington area became a draw for tourists. An article published at the time said, “Covington’s beautiful old houses were first opened to the public in 1948 for a tour sponsored by the Covington Garden Club… More than 2,500 actually descended upon the little city…Police tried vainly to handle the constantly swelling tide which poured in…from all directions. Visitors came from as far away as New York and California. An antique dealer expressed amazement at the beautiful homes and their handsome furnishings.”Balcony. Courtesy of Target AuctionsPool Area. Courtesy of Target AuctionsAlthough the Harris Plantation house and other Deep South mansions inspired Margaret Mitchell and the photos were used as guides, not a single scene of the classic film was actually shot in Georgia.   It was filmed at what was then the Selznick International Studios and other locations near Los Angeles. The famous barbecue at Twelve Oaks made use of the long-gone Busch Gardens in Pasadena, an estate built by the Busch brewing family. Remnants of the landscaping can still be seen in gardens of the houses around Arroyo Boulevard between Bellefontaine Street and Madeline Drive–the gardens also stood in for the grounds of “Xanadu” in Citizen Kane.Related Article: Art Deco House with Original Vintage Furnishings For Sale – Take a TourArchitectural Digest wrote, “Though Gone With the Wind was filmed on a set, Twelve Oaks has served as a filming location for other productions including The Vampire Diaries, Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys, and Halloween II.“For more information please visit the Target Auctions websitelast_img read more

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Sunwing launches Let It Snow sale celebrates first OttawaMiami flight

first_imgSunwing launches Let It Snow sale, celebrates first Ottawa-Miami flight Travelweek Group Posted by Share Monday, December 17, 2018 center_img TORONTO — Sunwing says clients can trade in the bitter cold and snow for sun and sand with its annual Let it Snow sale, offering savings worth up to $2,000 per couple off all-inclusive winter vacation packages to top-rated resorts across Mexico, Central American and the Caribbean booked by Dec. 21.Vacationers can also get perks including Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE deals, unlimited specialty dining, discounted spa treatments and more, depending on their selected resort.One resort taking part in the sale, the five-star Grand Sunset Princess All Suites and Spa Resort in Riviera Maya, offers spacious suites with swim-out options, 12 pools and spa facilities featuring traditional Mayan Baths. There’s also the popular Riu Bambu in Punta Cana, with five specialty restaurants, exclusive complimentary access to Splash Water Park, regular pool parties, complimentary kids clubs and more.Perennial family-favourite Royalton White Sands in Montego Bay also has an on-site water park that includes a pirate-themed splash park. There’s also daily land and water sports program, nightly entertainment and a supervised kids’ club.Meanwhile Sunwing is also celebrating its inaugural flight to Miami from Ottawa, which took off Dec. 15. The flight marks the first of this season’s new weekly direct flights from Ottawa to Miami, departing every Saturday until March 30, 2019, inclusive. Sunwing is anticipated to be the only leisure carrier to offer direct flights from the Canadian capital to Miami this winter.“We’re excited to be offering our customers in Ottawa even more options for their winter escape this year with the addition of Miami as a new flight route,” says Reg Mendes, Vice President of USA and Cruises for Sunwing. “This new direct flight service will offer Ottawa travellers more ways to Vacation Better in Florida both on land and at sea with Sunwing vacation and cruise packages and convenient transfers to PortMiami from Miami International Airport.” The city is the perfect base from which to explore Southern Florida or embark on a cruise, he adds.Sunwing offers Caribbean cruise packages with NCL and MSC Cruises sailing from Miami (including transfers from the airport to nearby PortMiami). Two of the most popular cruise ships are MSC Seaside and the new Norwegian Bliss. Customers can also opt for a Cruise & Stay package and get a vacation in Miami or Fort Lauderdale before or after they sail. << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Miami, New Routes, Savings, Sunwinglast_img read more

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Explore the Islands with Hawaii Tourism Canada

first_imgExplore the Islands with Hawai‘i Tourism Canada Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Travelweek Group center_img Tags: Hawaii, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaii Video Series, Videos TORONTO — In this new video series, Colin Wood, Account Director with Hawai‘i Tourism Canada, sits down with Travelweek to discuss tips for travellers to Hawaii, what brings Canadians to the Islands, and the most popular attractions for visitors.As Hawaii loves Canadians, Canadians love Hawaii. Experience a special relationship born from an appreciation of the welcoming Aloha Spirit. Home to the world’s most active volcanoes, the only royal palace in the U.S. and the welcoming aloha spirit—Hawaii is like no place on earth. Discover the glimmering ocean, emerald valleys and golden sands; get lost in the spiritual beauty of the hula and find out how the warmth of Hawaii’s people wonderfully complement the islands’ perfect temperatures.There are six major islands to visit in Hawaii: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and the Island of Hawaii! Each has its own distinct personality, adventures, activities and sights. Explore the Islands of Aloha to find your own heavenly Hawaii experiences.Top 5 Attractions:Travelling To Hawaii:Let Hawaii Happen: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 last_img read more

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Brazil study Youth homicides up 346pc in 30 years

first_imgAssociated PressRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The homicide rate for Brazilian young people under age 19 shot up 346 percent over the past three decades, according to research published Wednesday by the Latin American School of Social Sciences.During that period, youths became a far higher percentage of Brazil’s murder victims _ rising from 11 percent of the total in 1980 to 43 percent in 2010, the report said. The homicide rate for young people rose from 3.1 per 100,000 people younger than 19 years old to 13.8 per 100,000. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Parents, stop beating yourself up The numbers in Waiselfisz’s study rank Brazil as the fourth-worst among 91 countries when it comes to youth homicides, behind El Salvador, Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago.Perla Ribeiro, head of the nonprofit Association of Centers for the Defense of Children and Adolescents, called the study shocking, and said she hoped that Brazilians will face up to this reality and bring some change.“Society needs to reflect on these numbers. This isn’t something often discussed, this increase in homicides of adolescents,” Ribeiro said. “All levels of government _ municipal, state and federal _ need to face up to this as a real public policy problem.”Antonio Carlos Costa, a pastor who has worked for years in some of Rio de Janeiro’s most violent communities, said the homicide numbers aren’t just statistics, but names as well.“There is Fabiana, who died in Morro dos Macacos, inside her house; there was the case of Juan,” he said, remembering an 11-year-old boy shot by police near his home and dumped in a river. “There is Joao Roberto, who died in Tijuca, and the boy Ramon from Costa Barros …,” he added, then his voice trailed off. This means deadly violence against the most vulnerable members of Brazilian society has surpassed the 10 deaths per 100,000 that mark the accepted threshold of an epidemic, said Julio Jacobo Waiselfisz, a researcher also affiliated with the Brazilian Center for Latin American Studies.A country’s homicide rate conveys much more than just the number of people who have died, Waiselfisz said.“Homicide is not a casual act. There is a culture of violence that is leading to the solving of conflicts by exterminating the bothersome element,” he said.Waiselfisz said part of the increase in youth homicides might be due to the improvement in Brazil’s record keeping in recent decades.But, he added, it is undeniable Brazil is experiencing an epidemic of violence against young people. Unlike a disease epidemic, however, the violence is not contained or short-lived because it has become part of society, built into relationships, he said.“There is a discourse that blames the victims, that says these kids are dying because they are doing drugs, or they got into trouble,” Waiselfisz said. “There is a process of institutional omission when faced with these facts, which are taken as natural.” 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Top Stories The cases of children who met violent deaths are too many to name, Costa said.The majority of young victims suffer both at the hands of police and of drug traffickers and other criminal gangs, a part of Brazil that the rest of the population easily forgets _ “the expendable Brazil,” he said.“One thing I can tell you: This survey doesn’t fully reflect reality. Reality is far more dramatic,” Costa said.He noted the numbers used in the study came from the Health Ministry’s database, and thus reflect deaths officially recorded, not the untold number of poor or marginalized youths whose disappearance or death is simply never recorded.“Teenagers who are executed, dumped in rivers, those will never be counted,” Costa said.___Juliana Barbassa on Twitter: https://es.twitter.com/jbarbassa Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Comments   Share   More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

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