Ban welcomes Lesotho elections reaffirms commitment to peace in the Kingdom

“The Secretary-General welcomes the progress achieved so far in the efforts to uphold democratic principles and secure the restoration of political stability and security in the Kingdom,” he said in a statement issued yesterday evening by his spokesman.“He encourages all Basotho leaders to comply with the Maseru Facilitation Declaration and work together in a spirit of compromise to ensure an environment conducive to peaceful and credible elections.”Commending the leadership shown by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in facilitating an agreed way forward and a return to political normalcy, he reaffirmed the continued commitment of the United Nations to support the efforts of the Government and the people of Lesotho to consolidate peace in the Kingdom. read more

Maddison atones for red card with superb goal for Leicester

LEICESTER, England — A week after getting sent off for diving, James Maddison showed another side of his game by scoring a brilliant goal to help Leicester beat Watford 2-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday.The playmaker brought down a long ball forward, juggled the ball past his marker, before sending a low volley into the bottom corner from just inside the area in the 23rd minute.Jamie Vardy’s 12th-minute penalty, after the striker himself was brought down by goalkeeper Ben Foster, put the Foxes in control and Watford was well beaten by the time Etienne Capoue was sent off in the 90th.Leicester leapfrogged its opponent in the standings to move to seventh place.Watford, which has won just two of its last 10 games, slipped to 10th.It capped a turnaround for Maddison, who was red-carded in the draw at Brighton last weekend after two yellow cards — the second of which came after he dived in an attempt to win a penalty. He served his suspension by missing an English League Cup match in midweek.___More AP English soccer:https://apnews.com/tag/PremierLeague andhttps://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

Illinois Michigan among others advance in Big Ten tournament

CHICAGO–Brandon Paul waited calmly at the top of the key, watching the seconds tick down before making his move. The Illinois senior guard then dribbled hard to the left elbow, crossed over, stepped back and hit a fadeaway jumper as the clock expired. The thousands of fans in attendance at the United Center-except for those wearing Minnesota gear-let out a roar, and the 2013 Big Ten tournament in Chicago was fully underway Paul’s jumper gave the Illini a 51-49 win against the Gophers, starting the four-game first round with a bang similar to many that occurred during the regular season of the nation’s most competitive conference. Michigan 83, Penn State 66 The No. 6-ranked Wolverines beat the Nittany Lions behind sophomore guard and Big Ten Player of the Year Trey Burke’s 21 points. Michigan, which stumbled against Penn State in State College, Pa., on Feb. 27, shot 46 percent from the field and outrebounded their opponent, 34-28. Nebraska 57, Purdue 55 Nebraska managed to withstand a late rally from Purdue to hang on and advance to the tournament’s second round. Freshman guard Shavon Shields guided Nebraska with 19 points in the program’s first-ever win in the Big Ten tournament in their second year in the conference. Conversely, Purdue senior D.J. Byrd had 15 points in what might be his last game to don the Black and Gold. Iowa 73, Northwestern 59 Iowa jumped out to an early lead in the first half against Northwestern and rode such momentum to a convincing win despite just shooting 37 percent from the floor. The Hawkeyes, though, blasted the Wildcats on the boards, 44-27, en-route to a date with Michigan State Friday. Friday’s matchups No. 1 seed Indiana vs. No. 8 seed Illinois, 12 p.m. No. 4 seed Wisconsin vs. No. 5 seed Michigan, 25 minutes after IU-Ill. No. 2 seed Ohio State vs. No. 10 seed Nebraska, 6:30 p.m. No. 3 seed Michigan State vs. No. 6 seed Iowa, 25 minutes after OSU-Neb. read more

Show Thad Matta the money Ohio State coach picks up bonuses on

Ohio State coach Thad Matta walked down the hall at Boston’s TD Garden a richer man after his team defeated Syracuse to advance to the Final Four. A group of reporters quickly flocked around the coach and he was asked about sophomore forward Jared Sullinger’s decision to return to school instead of leaving for the NBA. The win against Syracuse seemingly validated his choice. “I’m very happy for him,” Matta said. But that wasn’t all Matta had to say. “And very happy for me,” he said. Matta should be happy. He likely wasn’t talking about it at that moment, but OSU’s trip to the Final Four has earned him a pretty penny in addition to his base salary. According to Matta’s contract, a trip to the Final Four gives Matta a $20,000 bonus and the tournament run up until this point has garnered Matta a total of $80,000. Matta’s contract dictates that he gets $40,000 every year his team qualifies for the NCAA Tournament, $20,000 for his team making the Elite Eight, and $20,000 for making the Final Four. There is no extra bonus for making it to the National Championship game, but if OSU wins it all in New Orleans, Matta will receive another bonus of $100,000 . Matta will be paid about $2.1 million combined for his base salary, media obligation and endorsement deals for the 2011-12 season . In addition to the NCAA Tournament bonuses, Matta also received a $20,000 bonus for OSU sharing the Big Ten regular season championship with Michigan State and Michigan. Sharing the championship also guaranteed him a one-year contract extension. OSU students tended to think all the money spent compensating Matta was worth it. “With football and basketball, those are the two high revenue sports, if he brings our team more prominence and national spotlight, of course he deserves the money,” said Vilok Desai, a third-year in biology and anthropology. But compared to the rest of the coaches in the Final Four, Matta is at the bottom of the totem pole. His counterpart Saturday night, Kansas coach Bill Self, has a base salary of $2.5 million and has already earned $50,000 for winning the Big 12 regular season title and $100,000 for advancing his team to the Final Four, according to an Associated Press article. Self would earn another $200,000 if his team wins the championship, according to the article. Kentucky’s John Calipari has more money on the line than anyone, though. According to the report, he’s already banked $400,000 in bonuses in addition to his base salary of $3.8 million for the Wildcats’ run to the Final Four and SEC conference championship. If Kentucky wins the title, a bonus of $350,000 would kick in. Calipari’s opponent, Louisville coach Rick Pitino, has a base salary of $3 million and has earned $225,000 in bonuses according to the report. If Pitino can maneuver his squad past Kentucky and win the championship, he’ll make another $150,000. Ryan Buntain, a fourth-year in material science engineering, said the discrepancy in pay is warranted. “I think his bonuses are fine where they’re at right now,” he said. “His job is to get to the National Championship and he’s doing it right now.” Calipari and Pitino’s incentives actually approach the incentives in OSU football coach Urban Meyer’s contract. Meyer, who makes $4 million as his base salary, earns $50,000 if OSU wins the Big Ten Leaders’ Division, $100,000 if OSU wins the Big Ten Championship Game, $150,000 if he leads to the team to a BCS game appearance, and $250,000 if OSU appears in the BCS National Championship. Meyers incentives are significantly higher than Matta’s, but students reiterated that despite the basketball team’s success, OSU is still a football school and the money reflects it. “With how big football is at Ohio State, it doesn’t surprise me at all,” said Eric Felton, a fourth-year in nutrition and community health. read more

Best ideas and people in metallurgy

first_imgWe will be closing the nominations for the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame in August. Do you wish to nominate someone who has contributed in an outstanding way to technology development in metallurgy or efficiency, safety, productivity, etc.in that discipline? Contact john@im-mining.com about nominations.The chosen nominees will be inducted at the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame gala dinner at the Hyatt Regency at Colorado Convention Center, Denver on February 25, 2019. The dinner is a key event in the SME Annual Conference week.The current nominations shortlist in the Metallurgy category are Nick Hazen, for all his achievements in this field. For example, he has been successfully involved in the development of multi-unit operation methods for the efficient, economic and environmentally sound extraction of contained metals from ores, concentrates and wastes. The second on the shortlist is the team behind the Direct Nickel process. The DNi Process (see graph) offers a lower cost, safe and environmentally improved alternative to current processes in a move that will unlock the abundance of uneconomic deposits around the world. There are of course many other worthy candidates – let us hear from you.The last inductee was Michael Virnig. The leaching of ores – such as copper, nickel or cobalt – followed by solvent extraction (SX) has been practiced commercially since the late 1960s. Since then, considerable research efforts have taken place to make solvent extraction processes more efficient, more selective and more economical. Virnig has been a strong contributor to the advancement of these reagent extractants for over four decades – with considerable success. http://www.im-halloffame.com/metallurgy-dr-michael-virnig/There is a total of 12 categories and nominations are welcomed for all of them: Bulk Handling, Concentration, Comminution, Exploration, Environmental Management and Stewardship, Metallurgy, Mining Software, Safety, Surface Mining, Underground Development, Underground Production and Outstanding Innovator.www.im-halloffame.comlast_img read more

EHF Mens EURO 2012 Qual – Round 2 Balkan derby – Austrians

EHF EURO 2012 ← Previous Story EURO 2012 Serbia: EHF inspection again in Niš Next Story → Six countries want to organize Women’s EHF EURO 2014 After Round 1 of EHF Men’s EURO 2012 matches, the best European handballers will at Sunday will be more close or far away from January 2012 in Serbia.Results of Round 12012 Men’s European Championship – Qualification 2 – Group 131 October 2010, 17:45, Polva (EST)Estonia vs. Hungary(shown on the following TV station: ETV – Eesti Television)31 October 2010, 20:00, Sarajevo (BIH)Bosnia Herzegovina vs. FYR Macedonia(shown on the following TV station: TV 1)2012 Men’s European Championship – Qualification 2 – Group 2Round 231 October 2010, 18:00, Vilnius (LTU)Lithuania vs. Croatia(shown on the following TV stations: LTLT, HRT)31 October 2010, 18:00, Oradea (ROU)Romania vs. Spain(shown on the following TV station: Pro TV)2012 Men’s European Championship – Qualification 2 – Group 3Round 231 October 2010, 17:00, Portimao (POR)Portugal vs. Poland(shown on the following TV stations: RTP, PolSat)31 October 2010, 17:00, Zaporozhye (UKR)Ukraine vs. Slovenia(shown on the following TV stations: Unica TV, RTV SLO)2012 Men’s European Championship – Qualification 2 – Group 4Round 231 October 2010, 18:00, Bar (MNE)Montenegro vs. Slovakia(shown on the following TV stations: TV of MNE, STV)31 October 2010, 19:30, Rishion Le Zion (ISR)Israel vs. Sweden(shown on the following TV station: Channel 5)2012 Men’s European Championship – Qualification 2 – Group 5Round 230 October 2010, 20:20, Wiener Neustadt (AUT)Austria vs. Iceland(shown on the following TV stations: ORF, RUV)31 October 2010, 14:05, Dobele (LAT)Latvia vs. Germany(shown on the following TV station: LTV)2012 Men’s European Championship – Qualification 2 – Group 6Round 230 October 2010, 19:00, Almere (NED)Netherlands vs. Czech Republic(shown on the following TV station: NOS/News)31 October 2010, 15:00, Xanthi (GRE)Greece vs. Norway(shown on the following TV stations: ERT, TV2)2012 Men’s European Championship – Qualification 2 – Group 7Round 231 October 2010, 14:00, Winterthur (SUI)Switzerland vs. Denmark(shown on the following TV stations: SSF, Tv2 Sporten/tba)31 October 2010, 15:00, Brest (BLR)Belarus vs. Russia(shown on the following TV stations: BYBTRC, NTV Plus/tba)Further Qualification RoundsThe playing dates for the following qualification matches are as follows: Round 3: 09/10 March 2011 Round 4: 12/13 March 2011 Round 5: 08/09 June 2011 Round 6: 11/12 June 2011 read more

Womens EHF CL Qual Draw Viborg and Byasen strong favorites – Cluj

← Previous Story ASOBAL selects last seasons All-Star team! Next Story → European Youth Championship (U20) begins today! The draw for he qualification groups fort he WOMEN’S EHF Champions League has been made in ViennaGroup 11. Viborg HK (DEN)2. Balonmano Bera Bera (ESP)3. Vistal Laczpol Gdynia (POL)4. LC Brühl Handball (SUI)Group 21. Byasen Trondheim (NOR)2. Buxtehufer SV (GER)3. SV Dalfsen (NED)4. WHC Metalurg (MKD)Group 31. U Joidon Cluj (ROU)2. Rostov-Don (RUS)3. RK Zajecar (SRB)4. Muratpasa Belediyesi SK An (TUR)Matches will be played over a weekend 21/22 September 2012, with semi-finals 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3. Organisation right was drawn, rows 1, 2, 3 and 4.Play-off Match (home and away)IUVENUTA Michalovce versus FTC Rail Cargo Hungaria (HUN)Home right to FTC Rail Cargo Hungaria (HUN) in the second leg.Wildcard Group1. Issy Paris Hand (FRA)2. Zvezda Zvenigorod  (RUS)3. HC Leipzig (GER)No draw was made, a decision on organisation right of the tournament will be announced w/c 9 July 2012 Women’s EHF CL 2012/2013 read more

Man in court after newsagent worker threatened with a knife

first_imgA 28-YEAR-OLD man is due in court this afternoon over a robbery in Ennis during which a newsagent worker was threatened with a knife.The robbery was foiled when a passing garda patrol arrested the man close to the scene.The robbery happened at The Market in Ennis at 9.25am on Friday morning. The lone male entered the shop, threatened the staff member and left with an undisclosed sum of money.He was arrested at the nearby Parnell Street and a knife was recovered.The man will appear before a special sitting of Ennis District Court today.last_img read more

House set to relax rules against electronic devices allow iPads on the

first_imgGovernment is serious business, and long standing propriety rules in Congress have prevented lawmakers from bringing their smartphones, PDAs and tablets onto the House floor… but that’s all about to change, as Republicans plan to lift the ban on the use of electronics.The new rules rather optimistically hope that our lawmakers, in being able to reference materials online, will be better informed about an issue before they pass a new law… giving them the ability to check the text of a bill, facts or keep up with the news of the day.AdChoices广告According to the Republicans:Mr. Boehner [Speaker of the House] has deep respect for the institution and its traditions. This is not free license to Skype or pay bills online. But we recognize that people consume information electronically these days. It’s just silly that the House wouldn’t accommodate that. One one hand, we agree: the hold out on electronic devices is nearly Ludditical. On the other hand, does anyone really want a representative arguing the merits of a bill based upon a poorly researched Wikipedia article, or being distracted from the issue at hand by a particularly blistering game of Bejeweled?Read more at New York Timeslast_img read more

Grace case 47 children went through foster home where there were abuse

first_img By Rónán Duffy Feb 28th 2017, 1:02 PM Tuesday 28 Feb 2017, 1:02 PM 31 Comments Grace case: 47 children went through foster home where there were abuse concerns Two previously unpublished reports about the case have been made public. Short URL 17,551 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article TWO PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED reports into the shocking ‘Grace’ case have shown that 47 children were placed in a Waterford foster home at which there were concerns about abuse.The reports have details of the potential abuse the intellectually disabled girl known as ‘Grace’ suffered during the 20 years at the foster home.The Conal Devine Report into the case from 2015 found that an absence of supervision and adherence of protocols meant that Grace was allowed to remain there.The Devine report also identified at least four opportunities where action could have been taken and Grace could have been removed from the home.A 2012 inquiry carried out on protected disclosures that were made about the case identified that there had been evidence of bruising on her body.Despite Grace remaining there for 20 years, the report found no evidence to suggest the foster family were ever approved to be full-time foster carers.There was also no evidence that they were given approval for more than two children at any one time.In 1985 the family provided placement to at least 14 children for an average of one week per child, in 1986 it was 19 children and in 1987 it was at least 20 children.The children were placed there by the former South Eastern Health Board or from schools or services provided for children with intellectual disability.One person was placed with the foster family in the 1980s and said later that they were locked in a cupboard in the home.The HSE has apologised for the failings that led to this point.“The HSE wishes again to offer an unreserved and heartfelt apology to all those who experienced serious failings in the care provided and for the significant failures of the former South Eastern Health Board and the HSE to make the care situation safe,” said Dr Cathal Morgan of HSE Disability Services.We welcome the establishment of the Commission of Investigation that will have greater powers of compellability in order to answer these questions. Substantial progress has been made to improve the quality of social care services provided to people with disabilities and to ensure that vulnerable adults are safeguarded.Speaking about the findings of the reports on RTÉ’s Sean O’Rourke today, Fergus Finlay or Barnardos said it was “one of the most shaming things that I’ve come across for a long time”.“Clearly what happened here was a duty of care to a citizen who needed care was simply abandoned and replaced by bureaucratic inertia or worse,” he said.In the various reports that were done and investigated she was given a case number and in the end lost or appeared to lose her identity as a citizen.Finlay said that she is now “doing well” but for too long was treated as “an inconvenience”.“Grace is now living in a small residential centre and she is doing well and doing as well as she is entitled to do. Through all of that time it appears she was treated as a bit of an inconvenience by the system, somebody without a voice to whom a label has been attached.”- The two reports are available to read on the HSE’s websiteRead: HSE confirm that people were left in a foster home after allegations of sexual abuse >Read: TD claims HSE manager tried to destroy career of whistleblower in Grace abuse case > Share473 Tweet Email1 http://jrnl.ie/3263032 last_img read more

Greek Australian scientist may hold obesity key

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Monash University scientist Tony Tiganis may yet hold the key in the fight against obesity. Tiganis and his team have been researching the connection between two naturally occurring hormones, which he says has given scientists new insights into how the brain regulates body fat.With obesity rates rising, accelerating obesity related illnesses, the push for a cure is becoming increasingly demanding. In Australia alone, approximately two-thirds of the population is overweight, and roughly one-third is obese, costing the economy in excess of $56 billion annually.The process conjured by Tiganis relates to leptin – a hormone produced by fat acting to suppress hunger – and insulin – produced by the pancreas in response to the levels of glucose in the blood – after a meal.Both of these hormones convey to the brain the amount of energy stored in the body and how much more is likely to be stored as a result of consumption. Once the energy levels are received by the brain the body converts white fat (storage) into brown fat (energy burn).Tiganis has seen effective results in studies on mice to suggest that this process may actually be the cause of weight gain and obesity.“We believe that one potential reason for why we may get fat is that this mechanism of energy balance is altered because the brain does not respond to insulin and leptin and does not effectively promote the conversion of white fat to brown fat.“In mice we’ve been able to show that if we instruct the brain to convert white fat to brown fat, mice don’t put on weight when they are fed a high fat diet and are metabolically healthy,” Tiganis told Neos Kosmos.Whilst conclusive evidence is still years away, early signs of a ‘cure’ are positive.“We’ve generated genetically engineered mice that lack two molecules that inhibit the action of insulin and leptin, and we found the responses were enhanced and the mice had high levels of brown fat and were resistant to diet induced obesity. So we fed them a high fat diet and they simply didn’t put on weight – and this cannot be explained by changes in their activity. They didn’t move around more, they didn’t eat less, this can be explained solely by the increase in brown fat, the conversion of white fat into brown fat and the increase in energy expenditure.”He said factors behind the energy imbalance in obesity are multifactorial, but hopes to eventually harness the ability to promote the conversion of white fat to brown fat. One of the stumbling blocks, he said, is the inability to test the human brain according to the same process trialled in mice. “No-one’s really prepared to give up their brain. So we need to do a lot more work in mice, then we start looking at humans and come up with ways to manipulate this pathway. There’s nothing at this stage to be gained from our studies in terms of helping out individuals,” he said.With effective obesity drugs still years away, for now Tiganis recommends regular exercise, a good healthy diet and limited carbohydrate intake as the keys to combating fat levels.last_img read more

Lîle dOuessant se dote dune hydrolienne

first_imgL’île d’Ouessant se dote d’une hydrolienneGrâce à l’aide de l’Etat de 3,5 millions d’euros qu’elle vient d’obtenir pour réaliser son projet, l’île bretonne d’Ouessant sera prochainement branchée au courant marin. L’île entend en effet se doter d’une hydrolienne, une turbine sous-marine, qui prendra le relais de sa centrale électrique au fuel. C’est au début de l’année 2012 que devrait être installée l’hydrolienne Sabella D10. Dotée d’une hélice de dix mètres de diamètre, elle transformera l’énergie du Fromveur, lieu redouté pour ses violents courants qui peuvent atteindre jusqu’à neuf noeuds. À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalitéComme l’explique le site Scienceet Avenir, cette hydrolienne qui coûtera quelque neuf millions d’euros sera expérimentée pendant un an. Son générateur sera connecté au réseau électrique de l’île en accord avec la filiale d’EDF Electricité réseau de France (ERDF), et devrait offrir jusqu’à 500 mégawatt (MW), soit 40% de la consommation électrique de l’île environ. Une performance aléatoire en fonction de la puissance du courant. Lorsque celui-ci ne se montrera pas assez puissant, la centrale au fuel prendra le relais.Suite à l’expérimentation de cette première hydrolienne, trois autres Sabella devraient être installées, dans le cadre d’un projet de ferme baptisé Eussabella. “C’est une solution énergétique d’avenir, respectueuse de l’environnement. Cette énergie de proximité n’est pas un gadget, mais un vrai projet de développement”, souligne le maire de l’île, Denis Palluel.A l’instar des îles de Molène et Sein, Ouessant n’a jamais été reliée au réseau EDF, l’immersion d’un câble étant impossible dans ses fonds marins accidentés.Le 7 mars 2011 à 10:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Nos modes de consommation sont incompatibles avec la santé de la planète

first_img“Nos modes de consommation sont incompatibles avec la santé de la planète”, affirme Ban Ki-moonMercredi, au cours d’une visite à Monaco, le secrétaire général des Nations unies Ban Ki-moon a déclaré qu’il serait “bientôt trop tard” pour sauver l’environnement de la planète si aucun “instrument contraignant” n’était instauré d’ici à 2015.Alors que les études révélant les effets du réchauffement climatique se multiplient de plus en plus, le secrétaire général des Nations unies Ban Ki-moon a fait part de son inquiétude mercredi au cours d’une visite à Monaco : “les paroles n’ont pas été suivies d’effets”, a t-il constaté. En effet, sur 90 objectifs adoptés d’un commun accord par la communauté internationale dans le domaine environnemental ces 20 dernières années, seuls quatre enregistrent des progrès notables, a-t-il indiqué. En parallèle, on note, entre autres, un amoindrissement de la biodiversité, la diminution des stocks de poissons, la plus grande acidité des océans, ou encore l’augmentation des émissions de gaz à effet de serre. Mais ce n’est pas pour rien que Ban Ki-moon s’est exprimé en ces termes à Monaco. En effet, il a tenu à rendre hommage à la Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco qui “est respectée dans le monde entier pour le travail qu’elle fait dans les domaines de la biodiversité, de l’eau et de la lutte contre les changements climatiques”. Moins optimiste, il a ajouté qu'”il sera bientôt trop tard. Nos modes de consommation sont incompatibles avec la santé de la planète. Notre empreinte écologique est démesurée”. Aussi, selon le responsable, “nous devons agir maintenant si nous voulons qu’en 2050, la planète soit vivable pour ses neuf milliards d’habitants”. “Un instrument universel et juridiquement contraignant” À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?Maintenant, “il faut que la dynamique s’accélère. Nous devons développer ce que nous testons en éprouvette depuis 40 ans. Pour cela, nous devons adopter des mesures d’incitation efficaces, et notamment mettre un prix sur les émissions de carbone”. Cité par l’AFP, il poursuit : “Nous devons aussi adopter, d’ici à 2015, un instrument universel et juridiquement contraignant relatif au climat, afin que tous les pays prennent des mesures supplémentaires pour réduire les effets des changements climatiques et s’y adapter”. Rejoignant le secrétaire général des Nations Unies, le prince Albert de Monaco est lui aussi intervenu pour déclarer qu’”à l’heure où la terre et les océans subissent des pressions sans précédent, notamment en raison de la progression démographique mondiale et du changement climatique, il nous incombe d’agir avec détermination pour préparer l’avenir”.Le 4 avril 2013 à 18:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Public Health offering new online portal

first_imgClark County Public Health has begun rolling out a new online system that will allow residents and business owners to meet permit requirements.Beginning today, people seeking permits for temporary food establishments can submit applications online, according to a county news release.Under the new online system being rolled out by Clark County Public Health, users will be able to submit applications, receive application status notifications, make payments, upload required documents, and review account activity, according to the news release.The news release states that other features of the online system will be rolled out. Later this summer, food establishment and mobile unit operators will be able to submit information for their annual plan reviews and permits on the website. A portal for making vital records requests also will be available online in the coming months.Later this year, the Public Health website will have capabilities for submitting on-site sewage treatment system design and installation applications, septic release and water adequacy reviews, as well as individual well and small drinking-water system applications.The review and permit processes for water recreation facility plans also will be available online, and website users will be able to make payments for existing annual permits.In addition to providing permit processes online, Public Health will update its website features for submitting Public Health complaints and reviewing restaurant inspection scores, according to the news release.For project updates, visit www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/online-permitting.last_img read more

Hughton praises Gyokeres development

first_imgSwedish forward Viktor Gyokeres recently joined Brighton and Hove Albion and he could make his debut today against AFC Bournemouth in the FA Cup.After playing three years with Swedish Superettan club Brommapojkarna, forward Viktor Gyokeres decided to move to Brighton and Hove Albion in the English Premier League.The decision meant the 20-year-old moved from the Second Division in his native Sweden to the First Division in England, a big change.That’s why he has not been ready to debut, until today where his team plays AFC Bournemouth in the FA Cup.Brad Smith is loving his time at MLS Manuel R. Medina – August 27, 2019 Smith has been loaned from AFC Bournemouth to Seattle Sounders for a whole season, and the Australian footballer is enjoying his time there.“Viktor [Gyokeres] has done well – he’s added to his game like Jurgen Locadia in some ways,” Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton told the club’s official website.“He can play as a number nine and that’s his strength, but because of Aaron Connolly doing well, Simon Rusk has used him on the left or sometimes as a ten.”“He’s got a little bit more variety and flexibility in where he can play now – he was with us in the pre-season period and played in a couple of the matches,” he added.“He’s developed really well and has good physicality for someone of his age – at this moment our thinking is more to keep him here than see him go out on loan.”last_img read more

2014 ASA AllStars Recruiter Tournament First Round Continues through Jan 31

first_imgASA reminds recruiters that the first round of the 2014 ASA All-Stars Recruiter Tournament continues until Jan. 31.The tournament includes five rounds and runs from Dec.1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014, featuring five groups for a total of 144 top recruiters producing five overall group winners. The top 144 participants were determined by the order of the top recruiters at the end of fiscal year 2013. Brackets are divided by State Levels with two State Level 1 and State Level 2 winners and one State Level 3 winners.The five bracket winners receive a $1,000 gift card from a store listed in the ASA Recruiter Reward Center and are recognized at the ASA Recruiter Dinner at the 2015 Commodity Classic. For full tournament rules and requirements, and for brackets, click here.last_img read more

ASA Welcomes White House FDA GMO Labeling Developments and Calls on Senate

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomes guidance issued today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that establishes guidelines for the uniform, voluntary labeling for non-GMO foods. Establishing a uniform standard for voluntary labeling has been a key part of ASA’s push to reduce consumer confusion about which foods do and do not contain ingredients derived from biotechnology.“ASA is happy to see the guidance from FDA today that affirms that voluntary rather than mandatory labeling is the correct science-based and health policy,” said ASA President and Texas farmer Wade Cowan. “This concept has been at the heart of our work on a legislative solution that would provide more clarity to consumers, and we’re encouraged to see that part of the process move forward.”ASA also pointed to news today out of the White House that the administration has rejected a petition calling for the mandatory labeling of GMO’s as indication that the discussion on biotechnology in the consumer marketplace is moving according to science, rather than misconception.“We have consistently said that explicit labeling should be reserved for health or safety concerns, and science has time and time again proven that these concerns don’t apply to GMOs,” added Cowan. “Slapping a warning label on the front of a food product when no such warning is warranted will only serve to steer people away from the safe and affordable food they need to feed their families. The White House has chosen science over rhetoric today, and we applaud them for it.”Cowan further suggested that the news creates the momentum needed to get labeling legislation that would prevent a patchwork of mandatory state labeling laws passed in the Senate prior to the holiday recess at the end of the year.“Winter is coming,” Cowan said.  “The Senate has the ability in the coming weeks to establish a path forward on labeling that is based in science and doesn’t stigmatize a safe and proven technology, but at the same time provides consumers with the information they want. We encourage Senators to keep moving forward with their work.”last_img read more

Shawn Mendes Lands Third No 1 Album With Latest SelfTitled LP

first_img Email Shawn Mendes Scores Third No. 1 Album shawn-mendes-lands-third-no-1-album-latest-self-titled-lp Shawn Mendes Lands Third No. 1 Album With Latest Self-Titled LP Facebook With Shawn Mendes debuting in the chart’s top spot, Mendes becomes the third-youngest solo artist to have three No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200, behind pop sensations Justin Bieber, who was 17 when he scored his third No. 1 in 2011, and Miley Cyrus, who was just 15 when she topped the charts a third time in 2008.For all its commercial success, Shawn Mendes shows an impressive stylistic range from the young artist that demonstrates Mendes’ creative evolution and teases the many musical possibilities his blossoming career holds.”For me, it was just about exploring myself musically and not just sticking to one genre, and allowing myself to create the music that my heart really wanted to make and understanding that it’s not about the genre but it’s about the person and the cohesiveness within the stories I was telling and with my voice. That I’m really proud of,” Mendes said in a recent exclusive interview with GRAMMY.com. “I’m proud of the fact that you can listen to the top of this album and hear a big rock anthem, and then halfway through you’re in some kind of crazy slow R&B jam and then, at the very end, you’re in the singer/songwriter world that everybody knows me [for].”The chart success of Shawn Mendes may have been boosted by the Canadian singer/songwriter’s prolific ramp-up to the album. Mendes released five of the album’s songs prior to the its May 25 arrival date, including the catchy collab with Julia Michaels, “Nervous,” and his uplifting anthem duet with Khalid, “Youth,” as well “In My Blood,” “Lost In Japan,” “Where Were You In The Morning?” His latest LP follows 2016’s Illuminate, which yielded three Billboard Hot 100 Top 20 hits: “Mercy,” “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” and “Treat You Better.” Mendes’ debut album, 2015’s Handwritten, scored him the No. 4 breakout hit “Stitches.” Both previous albums made it to the top spot on the Billboard 200. “Third No. 1 album, I just want to say that I love you guys to death,” Mendes said to his fans in a video posted on Twitter. “Thank you for listening and buying the album and telling people to listen to it and supporting me… I love you guys, thank you.”Mendes performed at Governors Ball in New York this past Friday, June 1, and his world tour picks up June 12 in Portland Ore. with Charlie Puth along for the ride as tour mate in support of his own new project, Voicenotes. For a full list of tour dates and ticket information, visit Mendes’ website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more The Canadian singer/songwriter becomes the third-youngest solo artist to top the Billboard 200 three timesNate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 4, 2018 – 7:11 am There’s nothing holding back Shawn Mendes. The 19-year-old singer/songwriter has gone from Vine sensation to pop star in a few short years on the strength of his silky voice, guitar prowess and irresistible crafty songs. Now, just one week after his self-titled third LP dropped, Mendes has landed his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. News https://twitter.com/ShawnMendes/status/1003435200414543872 Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 25, 2018 – 12:19 pm Shawn Mendes On His Latest Self-Titled Albumlast_img read more

Whats Happening In Wilmington This Week April 2228

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here is what’s happening in Wilmington this week! Click on each listing for additional information. (If I missed something that you’d like me to add, please let me know by emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)MONDAY, April 22, 2019Municipal Meeting: Wilmington Board of Selectmen Meeting, 7pm, Town Hall (6pm Executive Session)Municipal Meeting: Wilmington Community Development Technical Review Team, 9:30am, Town HallWildwood & Boutwell School Advisory Council Meeting, 9:30am, Boutwell Early Childhood CenterLibrary Event: Wilmington Networkers — Toastmasters’ Tips (10am)Library Event: Exploration Station — Earth Day (10:30am)Library Event: Tech Buddies Drop-In (2:30pm-3:30pm)Library Event: Girls Who Code (6pm)Library Event: PJ Storytime (6:30pm)Library Event: Helping Your Infant & Toddler Sleep (7pm)Senior Center Activities: Blood Pressure (9am); SBF Exercise (9:45am); Caregivers Support Group (10:30am); Special Exercise (11am); Wii Bowling (12:30pm); Book Club (1pm); Quilting Class (2:30pm)TUESDAY, April 23, 2019Traffic Advisory: Paving Projects May Begin On Middlesex Ave., Woburn St. & Hillside WayLibrary Event: Herbal & Dried Flower Kitchen Swag (2pm-4pm)Library Event: Creative Writing Skills Group (7pm)Senior Center Activities: Seniors to Seniors Program (9am); Mah Jongg (1pm); Tai Chi Class (1pm)WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019Wilmington School Committee Meeting, 7pm, High School’s Large Instruction RoomWilmington Little League’s Pasta Dinner Scholarship Fundraiser, 5pm-7pm, Wilmington KofC HallOpen House at Wilmington Community Television, 7pmLibrary Event: Well Read Wednesday Book Group (10am)Library Event: Preschool Storytime (10:30am)Library Event: Tech Help Drop In (2pm-3pm)Library Event: Crafternoons — Mermaid Spa Day (3:45pm)Library Event: Music & More (6:30pm)Library Event: Board Game Club (6:30pm)Library Event: Tech Buddies Drop-In (7:30pm-8:30pm)Child Safety Seat Inspections & Installations, 10am-2pm, Wilmington Public Safety BuildingBrush Drop-Off, 8am-2pm, Wilmington Yardwaste CenterFriends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door, 10am-4pmSenior Center Activities: SBF Exercise (9:45am); Special Exercise (11am); Our Moments Cafe (1pm); Line Dancing (1pm); Card Playing (1:30pm); Fun Singers (3pm)THURSDAY, April 25, 2019Elementary Literacy Night, 6pm, Woburn Street School CafeChromebook Night, 6pm, Middle SchoolAffordable Housing Assistance Office Hours, 2pm-4:30pm, Wilmington Town HallLibrary Event: Drop-In Meditation (12:30pm)Library Event: Kindergarten Book Club (3:45pm)Library Event: Tech Buddies Drop-In (6:30pm)Library Event: The Life & Legacy of State Rep. Jim Miceli AT TEWKSBURY LIBRARY (7pm)Town Museum Open, 10am-2pmSenior Center Activities: Art Class (9am); Middle School Chorus Performance (10am); Aerobics Class (10:30am); Knitting/Crocheting Group (11am); Lunch & Movie (1pm)FRIDAY, April 26, 2019Rich Altman’s Boston Sports Memorabilia Show, noon-7pm, Shriners AuditoriumKindergarten Screening For Incoming Students, 8am-2pm, WHS LibraryLibrary Event: Needleworkers (10am-noon)Library Event: Drop-In Preschool Storytime (10am)Library Event: Tech Buddies Drop In (2:30pm-4:30pm)Senior Center Activities: Video Exercise (10am); Sewing Group (10am); Doris Craft (10:30am); Special Exercise (11am); Bingo (1pm); Cards (1pm)SATURDAY, April 27, 2019Annual Town Election, 8am-8pmSpring Town Clean-Up Day, 8:30am, meet at Wilmington DPW BuildingWorld Tai Chi Day Event, 9:30am-noon, Wilmington Town CommonDrug Take Back Day Event, 10am-2pm, Wilmington Public Safety BuildingRich Altman’s Boston Sports Memorabilia Show, 8:30am-5pm, Shriners AuditoriumWilmington Food Pantry Drop-Off Hours, 10am-noonBrush Drop-Off, 9am-4pm, Wilmington Yardwaste CenterFriends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door, 10am-4pmLibrary Event: Escape The Room — Stranger Things Edition (10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm)SUNDAY, April 28, 2019Wilmington Youth Soccer’s 9th Annual Girls Night Out, 5pm, Wilmington High SchoolRich Altman’s Boston Sports Memorabilia Show, 10am-3pm, Shriners AuditoriumMerrimack Valley A Cappella’s Spring Cabaret, 2pm, Tewksbury/Wilmington ElksLike 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… RelatedWhat’s Happening In Wilmington This Week (April 1-7)In “5 Things To Do Today”What’s Happening In Wilmington This Week (April 15-21)In “5 Things To Do Today”What’s Happening In Wilmington This Week (April 8-14)In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

FUN ON THE FOURTH What To Expect On Wednesday July 3

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Fun on the Fourth begins on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 on the Town Common!Wednesday’s ScheduleThe schedule, courtesy of the Fourth of July Committee’s website, is below:Dinner6:00 PM  – 8:00 PM  Rotary Club, $8 (Cheeseburgers, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Cookies, Lemonade)Entertainment6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Carnival – Cushing Amusements6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Performance by “Groove Experience” (sponsored by Rotary)Events6:00 PM Horseshoes (First Round) (Participants must sign a Consent Form. Under 18 signed by a parent.)6:00 PM KanJam at HS tennis courts (Participants must sign a Consent Form. Under 18 must be signed by a parent.)6:30 PM Firecracker 5K Race $20 Entrance Fee, register here.7:00 PM Blueberry Pie Eating Contest (Participants must sign a Release of Liability Form. Under 18 signed by a parent.)What’s Next?The rest of this year’s Fun on the Fourth schedule can be found HERE.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… RelatedFUN ON THE FOURTH: What To Expect On Thursday, July 4In “Community”FUN ON THE FOURTH: What To Expect On Friday, July 5In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, July 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more