Ravens Fans Still Adore Ray Rice

first_imgBALTIMORE — Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with the white No. 27.A Ray Rice jersey.“There’s two sides to every story,” said the 23-year-old waitress from Baltimore. “I saw the video. That’s their personal business, and it shouldn’t have affected his career. I don’t agree with domestic violence, but she’s still with him, so obviously it wasn’t that big of a deal. Everyone should just drop it.”Ravens fans male and female, young and old, arrived for the Sept. 11th game against the Pittsburgh Steelers debating the events that have affected their team over the last few days.Their once beloved running back has been kicked off the team and banned by the NFL after a video surfaced that showed him punching his then-fiancee — and now wife — inside an Atlantic City hotel elevator.All condemned Rice’s actions, but there was little consensus as to what his punishment should be. The NFL did the right thing by suspending him, some said, but the Ravens shouldn’t have terminated his contract as well. Or maybe the suspension should have remained at two games, where it stood before the punch video became public.Meanwhile, those who wore Rice jerseys were getting heckles and high-fives. “You support a wife-beater!” one female fan yelled at male fan wearing a No. 27 about 90 minutes before kickoff.Outside of at least one entrance, a memo explained the “Ray Rice Jersey Exchange” policy, aimed at “particularly families, women and children” who wish to exchange a Rice jersey for that of another Ravens player.The Ravens are no longer selling Rice jerseys, but at least one independent vendor had some Rice action figurines on sale next to his collection of vintage Baltimore Colts wares.The somber nature of the Rice saga jarred with the usual merriment surrounding a night game. The NFL Network set outside the stadium included panelists discussing serious issues on the air, while raucous fans hoping for a win over the Steelers cheered in the background.Paul Kilduff, 65, put two pieces of duct tape over the letters “Ray R” on the back of his faded shirt so that it read “Be Nice” instead of “Ray Rice.” But the tape kept falling off, so he took off the jersey, then put it back on without the tape while uttering, “Ah, I might as well.”“Everybody deserves a second chance,” he said, a refrain heard often in the parking lot.This, after all, is the franchise of Ray Lewis, who was charged in a murder case in 2000 but now has a statue outside the stadium. His No. 52 remains arguably the most visible jersey among tailgaters.But there were plenty of No. 27s, and many of them said they were deliberately making a statement.“I took the bus here, so people were, like, ‘Good, I’m glad to see to someone out here showing support,’” said Gage Friend, 18, as he learned against the barrier by the players’ entrance.“But I’ve also seen a lot of people giving me dirty looks and people saying stuff to me like, ‘I can’t believe you’d wear that. Don’t you know what he did?’“Yeah, I’m pretty aware of what he did. And, yes, it was awful and it was definitely a mistake on his part, but he deserves a second chance. … People have done so much worse in this league.”Others supported the team’s decision to get rid of Rice, including one who called out Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti for not acting sooner.“He’s a coward,” said Stephanie Wright, 43, from Shrewsbury, Pa. “He was just scared of public opinion so that’s why he just terminated (Rice). … You should be held accountable. If he was a policeman or a firefighter, he would have lost his job immediately.”___By Joseph White, AP Sports Writer. AP writer Juliet Linderman, AP Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi, AP Sports Writer Jon Krawczynski and AP freelance writer Pete Kerzel contributed to this report.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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India vs England: Buttler wants England to be more clinical against Kohli

first_imgEngland vice-captain Jos Buttler wants his team to be more clinical against Virat Kohli and his team as they look to extend their lead over India in the second Test at Lord’s starting today.Virat Kohli scored his maiden Test hundred in the first Test at Edgbaston. However, the batsman was dropped twice before he brought up his century and Buttler is happy that England bowlers made it difficult for Kohli to score runs.”It was a brilliant hundred from Kohli in the first innings, but you have to give the bowlers credit too. He really had to battle for all of his runs, and we created some chances which weren’t taken. That’s something for us to work on this week, trying to be more clinical,” Buttler wrote on Sky Sports.The hosts lead 1-0 in the five-match series following their 31-run victory in Birmingham.”Even though we won at Edgbaston, there are definitely some areas for us to work on. We were 216-3 in the first innings, with Root and Jonny Bairstow going very well, and we didn’t capitalise on that. And then, bowling, we had India 100-5, but allowed them to get up close to our score.India vs England: Virat Kohli wants composure from his batsmen at Lord’s”They are a couple of areas we need to brush up on while, individually, I had a very quiet game, so I’m looking to contribute a lot more.I still feel in a good place. I’ve been in the form of my life this summer, so I’m trying not to let one poor game to affect that. I’ll work hard in the nets this week, and I look forward to what is always a special occasion playing at Lord’s.”advertisementBatting dilemma, strategical changes in line for India ahead of Lord’s TestAll-rounder Ben Stokes, who played an influential role in the Edgbaston win, is not a part of the Lord’s Test and Buttler said it is going to be a “massive miss”.”Stokes is going to be a massive miss at Lord’s, but we knew he wasn’t going to be involved. And, any time he isn’t in the side, it gives the chance to others to try and fill his shoes, just as Sam Curran did at Edgbaston. He has an incredibly bright future ahead of him.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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SCHOLTEN HOPES TO SCORE A HIT WITH VOTERS IN DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL…

first_imgJ.D. SCHOLTEN IS ONE OF THREE DEMOCRATS HOPING TO WIN THE NOMINATION NEXT TUESDAY TO RUN FOR IOWA’S 4TH DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL SEAT IN NOVEMBER’S ELECTION.SCHOLTEN IS A SIOUX CITY NATIVE WHO GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, WORKED AS A PARALEGAL AND ON HIS FAMILY’S FARM, AND PLAYED BASEBALL AROUND THE WORLD.HE IS MAKING HIS FIRST RUN FOR ELECTED OFFICE:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/JD1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…..BACK IN JULY. :15SCHOLTEN SAYS HE’S HEARD FROM MANY CONSTITUENTS FRUSTRATED WITH POLITICS AND THE LACK OF COMPROMISE BETWEEN THE TWO MAJOR PARTIES IN CONGRESS:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/JD2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………WANT TO GET BACK. :23A COMPROMISE HASN’T BEEN FOUND WHEN IT COMES TO FEDERAL HEALTH CARE.SCHOLTEN SAYS MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO FIX THE SYSTEM AND MAKE MEDICAL CARE AFFORDABLE:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/JD3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………AFFORD THIS. ;19SCHOLTEN HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN FUNDRAISING, TOPPING NOT JUST HIS PARTY OPPONENTS BUT ALSO INCUMBENT REPUBLICAN STEVE KING.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/JD4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….HAD TO DO. :22SCHOLTEN’S ENDORSEMENTS INCLUDE CONGRESSMAN TIM RYAN OF OHIO AND NUMEROUS LOCAL OFFICIALS.last_img read more

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Sol Campbell: ‘Macclesfield fans will probably think: what’s going on here?’

first_img Sol Campbell has signed an 18-month contract at the Football League’s bottom club. Photograph: Simon Cooper/PA Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Share via Email League Two Paul Ince, a former Macclesfield manager, claimed it was “sad that someone like Sol has had to go to that level to get a job”. Ince’s former England teammate appears to have no qualms about managing a club with three wins from 20 league games this season.“You have to start somewhere,” Campbell said. “I am prepared to start anywhere. The opportunity came up and there was no messing about. It was very clean. It was one agent and the owner, very simple, and I like that, a little bit old school really. Now there’s usually 10 people between you, the owner and getting the job. I liked that scenario. You’ve got to take your opportunities and I felt it was the right time.“Not taking this and maybe waiting another year – I can’t see the point. Going with England and the Under-21s was great for me. I was halfway through that when I got the phone call. Sometimes you’ve just got to roll with it. Football is always moving and you’ve got to keep up with it. If this scenario had popped up five years ago then, who knows, I might have looked at it a totally different way. But for now, where I am in life and wanting to get going, it was perfect for me.” Pinterest Sol Campbell Facebook Share on LinkedIn You’ve got an international footballer who has been one of the best players in the world coming to your clubSol Campbell Topics features Reuse this contentcenter_img The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on Twitter Sol Campbell arrived a few minutes late for the debut press conference of his belated managerial career having overrun with his first full training session at Macclesfield Town earlier in the day. He apologised to those assembled in the McIlroy Lounge at Moss Rose, looked and sounded remarkably at ease in his new, humble surroundings and preferred to thank the club that has given him the opportunity rather than dwell on the many who did not. But there were hints of dismay at what has been an exhausting path from celebrated player to manager of the Football League’s bottom club. Campbell said it had taken seven years, approximately 15 job applications and endless soul-searching before landing his first managerial post. Other England internationals of his generation, notably Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, did not have to wait so long or accept an offer from the 92nd-placed club in English professional football. Was the defender capped 73 times by England ever given feedback on why that should be?“Some of them did, yes,” said the 44-year-old. “You get the whole thing about inexperience and I can understand that but then you look at other players a lot higher than me and the same type of career and they have the same kind of [coaching] experience. It comes down to relationships, how you click with the owners and interview process. Many things can come into the equation.” Share on Facebook Macclesfield Sol Campbell finally gets his chance to manage after years in the shadows Passion for football – “a magnet” as Campbell described it – peppered the former Tottenham and Arsenal defender’s unveiling. He does not need whatever money he is being paid by a club who returned to the Football League last summer following a five-year absence but nor is he working for nothing, as he once proposed he would do to get a chance in the managerial game. “For me it is all about the football, about getting on that ladder,” he said. “I am not saying what I am on now but it is all about the football.”There was only one moment when Campbell’s self-confidence veered towards arrogance. He otherwise appeared genuinely delighted to be given the task of steering the Silkmen towards safety having signed an 18-month contract on Tuesday. “I know Macclesfield fans will probably think: ‘What’s going on here?’” he said. “But you’ve got an international footballer who has been one of the best players in the world coming to your club. I think there’s a nice mutual balance there. There is give and take.” Read more Twitter Share on WhatsApp Race has been cited as one factor. Campbell is only the eighth black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) manager currently in England’s professional system having decided “to do things properly” when he retired from playing and obtain his Uefa pro-licence plus international coaching experience with England’s Under-21s as well as Trinidad and Tobago. “I’m not going to go down that road and state the obvious,” he said. “You just want the situation to become normal, so that you are not seeing black and white, you are seeing a football manager.”He added: “As long as I do a good job and do it professionally and people see the quality, and see who I really am, then I think that’s all you can do in football. Whatever comes after that, whatever attitude comes from that through success, although I hope I’m not judged just on success, I hope I’m judged on what kind of ship I run. I think in the end football wins hopefully, and people start looking at all scenarios. In the end I just want to be a manager. Forget whatever colour you are – that’s the way it should be really. I’m thankful for the opportunity here.”last_img read more

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10 months ago​Fulham boss Ranieri explains Mitrovic struggles at Newcastle

first_img​Fulham boss Ranieri explains Mitrovic struggles at Newcastleby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveClaudio Ranieri believes that Aleksandar Mitrovic had a tough time settling at Newcastle.Ranieri was speaking about his star striker, who showed a completely different level of performance as soon as he left the Magpies for Fulham in January last season.Now he is headed back to Newcastle with Fulham for a Premier League clash this weekend.Ranieri said in his press conference about the situation: “Aleksandar [Mitrovic] in Newcastle didn’t do a very good job because when a player comes from another country it’s not easy to adapt immediately to English football.”But in Fulham he’s adapted very, very well. And I hope he can do a very outstanding match.”I don’t know if they will give a warm welcome to Aleksandar, but I hope Aleksandar will make a very good match.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Premier Congratulates Nova Scotia Rower for bronzemedal win

first_imgPremier Rodney MacDonald today, Aug. 17, congratulated Shubenacadie’s Tracy Cameron and her partner Melanie Kok for their bronze medal in rowing at the Beijing Olympics. Cameron and Kok, of St. Catharines, Ont., won the medal in lightweight double sculls today in a photo finish. “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer my congratulations to Tracy and Melanie on their exciting medal win; you’ve made us very proud,” said Premier MacDonald. “It takes such tremendous dedication and perseverance to make the Olympics, let alone win a medal.” There are eight Nova Scotians participating in the Games, the most yet from the province in a Summer Olympics. “I know these young men and women are representing our province with pride,” said Premier MacDonald. “They are an inspiration to all of us, particularly the young athletes in our province who are training now with their own dreams of one day taking part in the Olympic Games.” Premier MacDonald conveyed his thoughts to Ms. Cameron in an e-mail.last_img read more

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Quebec finance minister to table 201819 provincial budget today

first_imgQUEBEC – Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao is expected to table an election-themed budget today ahead of the fall provincewide vote.The government has said it intends to introduce measures to reduce the province’s debt by $10 billion over five years by dipping into a special fund that was created in 2006.The province believes it will save $1 billion in interest payments.Leitao says the budget will focus on the quality of life of Quebecers.The budget will be Leitao’s fifth budget and the final one before the provincial election on Oct. 1.The finance minister will table the document in the national assembly shortly after 4 p.m. ET.last_img read more

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Gas company fined after 14 birds found floating in fluid tank in

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A natural gas company in Western Canada has been ordered to pay $235,000 to wildlife groups after dead birds were found floating in one of its containment tanks in northern British Columbia.Painted Pony Energy Ltd. pleaded guilty in May and was sentenced last month for depositing a harmful substance in an area frequented by migratory birds.Environment Canada says enforcement officers found 14 dead migratory birds on the surface of an above-ground tank located north of Fort St. John that was used to store fluid for the hydraulic fracturing process.A B.C. provincial court judge ordered Painted Pony to pay $115,000 to Ducks Unlimited Canada and $57,500 each to the Mackenzie Nature Observatory and to the Oiled Wildlife Society of British Columbia.Environment Canada says the company, which changed its name last year from Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd., has since installed equipment on the tank to prevent other birds from becoming trapped.The department says Painted Pony will be added to the environmental offenders registry.(Companies in this story: TSX:PONY)last_img read more

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Security Council extends UN peacekeeping force in DR Congo for another month

13 April 2007Stressing its commitment to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during the country’s post-war transition period, the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission there for another month. Stressing its commitment to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during the country’s post-war transition period, the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission there for another month. In a resolution adopted unanimously, the Council’s 15 members agreed to extend the current mandate and personnel strength of the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (known as MONUC) until 15 May. The resolution reaffirmed the Council’s support for “the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence” of the DRC, which is trying to rebuild after decades of civil war and misrule. Last month hundreds of people were killed in the capital, Kinshasa, during fighting between Government forces and the guards of the former vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba, who lost the run-off round of landmark presidential elections to Joseph Kabila last year. In the wake of those deadly clashes, the Council called on the DRC’s authorities and political parties to pursue national reconciliation and resolve their differences through dialogue. Also today, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that some 500 people returned to DRC’s Katanga province in the first organized voluntary repatriation from Tanzania there. “This first facilitated return movement is only the start,” said Eusebe Hounsokou, UNHCR’s representative in the DRC, of the UNHCR-chartered ferry which docked after crossing Lake Tanganyika with 494 returning refugees. “In May, we hope to launch the repatriation of 60,000 refugees from Zambia to Katanga,” he added. Most returnees originated from Kalemie town on the shore of Lake Tanganyika and had spent years in asylum in Tanzania after fleeing in the late 1990s from civil war in Katanga – a province in south-eastern DRC known for violent conflict and richness in natural resources. Despite improved security and the end of open conflict in the province in mid-2006, UNHCR remains cautious. Sporadic human rights violations by armed men continue and the unmet needs of former militia members reintegrating into civilian life have the potential for friction. But the agency said refugees have been anxious to return. “Thousands of internally displaced already returned within Katanga during the second half of 2006, turning the page after the horrendous conflicts and human rights violations in the province’s past,” said Mr. Hounsokou. Katanga was the scene of violent conflict between militias and Government forces until mid-2006. Shocking human rights violations were committed against civilians, including looting and burning of entire villages, UNHCR said, estimating that some 170,000 were forced to flee their homes. Open confrontations in the province ended after the leader of the Mai-Mai militia surrendered to MONUC. In a separate development, the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Leandro Despouy, will begin a six-day visit to the African country on Sunday. Mr. Despouy, who has been invited by the Congolese Government, will make recommendations on how to strengthen the independence of the justice system after meeting with the Prime Minister, Government officials, judges, prosecutors, lawyers, UN staff, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others. He will also look at the level of professional training for judges, prosecutors and lawyers, and the public access to the justice system. read more

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Narrowing technology gap key to reducing poverty in poorest nations – UN

Prepared by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the report focuses on how the Governments of least developed countries (LDCs) and their development partners can promote technological progress in these countries.“This report is particularly important because it focuses on a new area that we usually don’t associate with the least developed countries, which is their emerging interest to use science and technology as a vehicle for economic transformation,” Calestous Juma, Director of the Science, Technology and Globalization Project at Harvard University, said at a press conference in New York.Mr. Juma said the report, entitled “Knowledge, Technological Learning and Innovation,” very clearly lays out why science and technology matters for the LDCs – a group of 50 States that have been identified as “least developed” in terms of their low per capita gross domestic product, their weak human assets and their high degree of economic vulnerability.“It is evident reading through the report that the least developed countries will continue to be poor if they don’t significantly invest in their capacity to learn, to industrialize,” he stated.The report adds that the current pattern in LDCs appears to be “economic liberalization without learning, and global integration without innovation.” As such, it argues that LDCs must “innovate their way out of poverty.” The Governments of LDCs should adopt policies to spur science, technology and innovation, as well as improve infrastructure, human capital and financial systems, the report recommends. 19 July 2007The world’s 50 poorest nations must harness science, technology and innovation to be able to achieve the kind of economic growth needed to reduce poverty, according to a new United Nations report released today. read more

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TNA will not agree to prefabricated housing for IDPs

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today asserted that it will not accept the prefabricated houses for the war displaced families.TNA Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran told Parliament the Ministry of Resettlement and Rehabilitation is pushing for prefabricated houses and not permanent houses built out of stone and bricks. Sumanthiran said that the 65,000 housing project of the Government is being constructed at a cost higher than what it can be.

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Romanian murder victims family return home because London is too dangerous

Mr Pieknyi who worked in a takeaway and travelled to London from Milton Keynes to meet up with his friend Alexander Suciu.The pair were approached by a group of five men who had been spotted “harassing” other members of the public. Valdyslav Yakymchuk has been jailed for murder The family of a Romanian man who was stabbed to death weeks after moving to London have said they are returning home because England is too dangerous.Beniamin Pieknyi, was murdered in March after being attacked at a shopping centre in Stratford, east London.The 21-year-old had only been in the UK since the beginning of the year, having moved to Milton Keynes to be with his brother Mihael and sister Iulia.But they have now returned to Romania saying they believe London is too violent.Miss Pieknyi said: “I’ve come to realise that terrible things can happen in the blink of an eye, and if you say the wrong thing to the wrong person you could end up dead.”Mr Pieknyi’s brother said: “We are in shock. My mother doesn’t sleep and my sister, Iulia, does not want to come back and live in this country. To us as a family, London is seen as a dangerous place because of what happened to my brother.” Beniamin Pieknyi's family have returned home to Romania believing the UK is too violent  An argument ensued after one of the gang members hit Mr Suciu on the head and another kicked Mr Pieknyi to the ground. Valdyslav Yakymchuk has been jailed for murder The brawl was broken up by a security guard who attempted to escort the pair away, but just yards away from the shopping centre’s exit Mr Pieknyi was cornered and stabbed by in the chest.Vladyslav Yakymchuk, 23, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to murder, violent disorder and possession of a bladed article.Four other men were convicted of a range of offences including manslaughter and violent disorder.Mr Pieknyl’s body was flown back to Romania, where his funeral was held on 27 May.His sister said: “It took a while to accept the truth and when I did, my entire life crumbled around me. I had no drive anymore – my work, my house were not important anymore.In a victim impact statement, Mr Pieknyi’s aunt Cristina Pieknyi described her nephew as a “very quiet boy, hard working and someone who liked to help people”.She has been representing the family at the Old Bailey because the rest of the family could not afford to attend.”They have spent all of their savings on the repatriation and funeral costs,” she said. Beniamin Pieknyi’s family have returned home to Romania believing the UK is too violent  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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The sinkhole that swallowed a Florida man has grown deeper

first_imgENGINEERS HAVE begun working gingerly to find out more about a slowly-growing sinkhole that swallowed a Florida man in his bedroom, believing the entire house could eventually succumb to the unstable ground.Jeff Bush, 37, was in his bedroom on Thursday night when the earth opened and took him and everything else in his room.Five other people were in the house but managed to escape unharmed. Bush’s brother jumped into the hole to try to help, but he had to be rescued himself by a sheriff’s deputy.Engineers are expected at the home to do more tests this morning. They spent yesterday taking soil samples and running various tests at the property — while acknowledging that the entire lot was dangerous. No one was allowed in the home.“I cannot tell you why it has not collapsed yet,” Bill Bracken, the owner of an engineering company called to assess the sinkhole, said of the home. He described the earth below as a “very large, very fluid mass.”“This is not your typical sinkhole,” said Hillsborough County administrator Mike Merrill. “This is a chasm. For that reason, we’re being very deliberate.”Officials delicately addressed another sad reality: Bush was likely dead and the family wanted his body. Merrill, though, said they didn’t want to jeopardise any more lives.“They would like us to go in quickly and locate Mr. Bush,” Merrill said.‘The ground is continuing to collapse’Two adjacent houses were evacuated and officials were considering further evacuations. Even the media was moved from a lawn across the street to a safer area a few hundred feet away.“This is a very complex situation,” said Hillsborough County Fire Chief Ron Rogers. “It’s continuing to evolve and the ground is continuing to collapse.”Sinkholes are so common in Florida that state law requires home insurers to provide coverage against the danger. While some cars, homes and other buildings have been devoured, it’s extremely rare for them to swallow a person.Florida is highly prone to sinkholes because there are caverns below ground of limestone, a porous rock that easily dissolves in water.“You can almost envision a piece of Swiss cheese,” said Taylor Yarkosky, a sinkhole expert from Brooksville, Fla., said while gesturing to the ground and the sky blue home where the earth opened in Seffner. “Any house in Florida could be in that same situation.”A sinkhole near Orlando grew to 400 feet across in 1981 and devoured five sports cars, most of two businesses, a three-bedroom house and the deep end of an Olympic-size swimming pool.More than 500 sinkholes have been reported in Hillsborough County alone since the government started keeping track in 1954, according to the state’s environmental agency.‘I could swear I heard him hollering my name’The sinkhole, estimated at 20 feet across and 20 feet deep, caused the home’s concrete floor to cave in around 11pm Thursday night (4am Friday morning, Irish time) as everyone in the Tampa-area house was turning in for the night. It gave way with a loud crash that sounded like a car hitting the house and brought Bush’s brother running.Jeremy Bush said he jumped into the hole but couldn’t see his brother and had to be rescued himself by a sheriff’s deputy who reached out and pulled him to safety as the ground crumbled around him.“The floor was still giving in and the dirt was still going down, but I didn’t care. I wanted to save my brother,” Jeremy Bush said through tears yesterday in a neighbour’s yard. “But I just couldn’t do nothing.”He added: “I could swear I heard him hollering my name to help him.”A dresser and the TV set had vanished down the hole, along with most of Bush’s bed.Engineers said they may have to demolish the small house, even though from the outside there appeared to be nothing wrong with the four-bedroom, concrete-wall structure, built in 1974.Jeremy Bush said someone came out to the home a couple of months ago to check for sinkholes and other things, apparently for insurance purposes.“He said there was nothing wrong with the house. Nothing. And a couple of months later, my brother dies. In a sinkhole,” Bush said.Read: Man swallowed by sinkhole under bedroomlast_img read more

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Every footballers dream is to play in the Champions League Under

first_imgThe Turkish footballer has spent 18 months with Roma in the Italian Lega Serie A and he feels well adjusted to the team now.Turkish right winger Cengiz Under started his professional career with Altinordu in 2014 in the Turkish second division.But his good performances at the club gained him a transfer to the Turkish Super Lig team Istanbul Basaksehir.And after only one season, he moved to Roma in the Italian Lega Serie A in 2017.“We have made it to the round of 16 and will play Porto on Tuesday. It will be a difficult game and we will do our best to win,” he said to the UEFA official website.“I hope we can beat them and match or even surpass the success we had last year.”“We want to reach the quarter-finals; we showed that we could do this last year by reaching the semi-finals and knocking out Barcelona. We can also do the same this year,” he added.“Every footballer’s dream is to play in the Champions League. As a child, I could only watch the first halves of the games shown at 21:45 in Turkey; I would have to go to bed before the second half.”“The most memorable game for me was the 2005 Liverpool v AC Milan final that ended 3-3 and then went to penalties. It was a very big match that was played in Istanbul,” he recalled.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Before I came here [in the summer of 2017] I was in pre-season with Basaksehir in Slovenia.”“I was waiting for some news from my agent during the night and could not sleep after I had received it,” he continued.“I had to return to Istanbul in the morning to pack my bags and fly out to Rome. I was extremely nervous. One of my biggest dreams was to play in one of Europe’s biggest teams and I was able to turn this into reality by signing for Roma.”“When I first arrived, the team were on tour in the United States and I stayed in Rome because I didn’t have a visa,” he explained.“I was going to have my first training session and [sporting director] Monchi asked me to come into the changing room.”“When I arrived, Francesco Totti was there, and I felt very nervous. We took a picture and I when I got back home I put that picture up on social media. He is every footballer’s idol, including mine,” he concluded.Çalışkanlığını ve yeteneklerini biliyorum, umarım şans da asla peşini bırakmaz kardeşim. Hem @ibfk2014’e hem de sana hayırlı olsun! Her zaman arkandayız, takipteyiz @AlicanOzfesli! pic.twitter.com/me6rl4Otwo— Cengiz Ünder (@cengizunder) January 9, 2019last_img read more

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Top 10 most read stories this week

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on employeebenefits.co.uk between 9-16 July:1. How the Budget affects employee benefits2. EAT introduces 18-month limit on holiday pay carry over3. Workplace benefits of the future4. Consultation launches on gender pay gap reporting5. Government to actively monitor salary sacrifice6. What opportunities does pensions auto-re-enrolment bring employers?7. BBC employees paid £54,000 on average last year8. Insurance premium tax to rise to 9.5%9. Where should group risk sit in a health and wellbeing strategy?10. Asda appoints pension scheme actuarylast_img read more

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GST EU stimulus to power investment flow in equity markets

first_imgThe Indian equity markets seem to be gearing up for a take-off, on the back of heightened chances of the goods and services tax (GST) getting through parliament and an imminent stimulus package for the European Union.Nevertheless, over-expectations from the Modi government on GST, key macro economic numbers and the rupee’s relative strength might just act as dampeners.In any scenario, the terminal of hope will have eager foreign investors waiting for the outcome of these political and economic events. Much will also depend on clear cues on the GST, as they have already checked-in and shipped-out Rs.6,000 crore in November alone.”The market sentiment will be driven by developments in the winter session of parliament and how NDA (National Democratic Alliance) can pass the GST, which will be a positive surprise for the markets,” Devendra Nevgi, chief executive of ZyFin Advisors, told IANS.The government needs to pass the GST bill in this session to meet the April 1, 2016, roll-out deadline, as just parliamentary approval is not sufficient enough for the pan-India indirect tax regime.The bill has been cleared by the Lok Sabha and is now with the Rajya Sabha, where the Congress and other parties have demanded a series of amendments.Further, consensus on GST will send right signals to the FPIs (Foreign Portfolio Investors), who have been on a selling spree in the Indian debt and equity markets ahead of the US Fed’s imminent rate hike decision slated for December.”If both the government and the opposition are able to reach some resolution on GST, it will be taken positively, especially for FPIs because it should help in restoring their confidence that economic reforms would continue and gather pace,” said Pankaj Sharma, head of equities for Equirus Securities.Lately, FPIs sold Rs.1,538.66 crore or $232.44 million in equity and debt markets from November 23 to 27, the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) said.The data with stock exchanges showed that the FPIs sold stocks worth Rs.1,492.84 crore in the period under review ended November 27.The FPIs have taken out Rs.23,352 crore during the August-September period. Till date in November, the foreign investors have off-loaded stocks worth over Rs.6,000 crore.Apart from GST, hopes of the European Central Bank (ECB) announcing a stimulus package during its next monetary policy meet slated for December 3 will be a major event that will keep the markets on tenterhooks.”Data showing Germany’s quarterly growth weakening has raised the expectations for ECB to announce a stimulus when it meets next week,” Anand James, co-head, technical research desk with Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services, told IANS.Latest data on the German economy showed that its GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth slowed to 0.3 percent from 0.4 percent on QoQ (quarter-on-quarter) basis due to weak exports and investments.Gaurav Jain, director with Hem Securities, told IANS that the upcoming macro data like India’s Jul-Sept GDP data, eight core industries (ECI) and monthly automobile sales figures will influence the markets.”India’s gross domestic product (GDP) data, global macroeconomic numbers, domestic auto sales numbers, rupee-dollar movement and the trend in commodity prices worldwide will dictate the trend on the bourses,” Jain said.The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) last monetary policy ahead of the imminent US rate hike will be closely watched more for its commentary over growth and inflation outlook than anything else, said Vaibhav Agarwal, vice president and research head at Angel Broking.”Markets will look forward for the RBI’s stance on policy especially given the firming of inflation. However, we do not expect any movement on rates as the RBI will be cautious ahead of the US rate hike in December,” Agarwal said.The Indian equity markets made modest gains during the previous week ended Nov 27, with a barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (S&P Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) gaining 259.71 points or 1.00 percent to 26,128.20 points.Similarly, the wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose during the previous week. It ended higher by 86.15 points or 1.09 percent to 7,942.70 points.last_img read more

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De De Pyaar Pyar De review and rating by audience Entertaining movie

first_imgDe De Pyaar De poster featuring Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Rakul Preet SinghTwitterDe De Pyaar (Pyar) De starring Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh is releasing this Friday, however, moviegoers have already lined up for the paid preview show which starts from 8 PM onwards on May 16. Not many people were aware about the preview shows but those who have watched it, have been pouring their thoughts about the film on social media.According to the viewers, the first half of De De Pyar De is a mixture of a lot of funny moments, emotions and romance which keeps you hooked to your seats while the second half of the film keeps your interest intact in the narrative with a mix of emotions. Many people have found it entertaining and value for money, while some people felt the movie was somewhere in the middle.Ajay Devgn’s role of a 50-year-old falling for a girl (played by Rakul Preet Singh) much younger than him has managed to strike the right chord with the audience thanks to his impeccable comic timing and whistle-worthy dialogues. Tabu, who plays Ajay Devgn’s ex-wife in De De Pyar De, has continued her flawless performance and bowled audience with her wit and powerful lines. Rakul Preet has turned out to be a surprise package in this romantic comedy and her sizzling chemistry with Ajay has turned the audience on.Take a look at what audience has to say about De De Pyaar (Pyar) De on Twitter.#DeDePyaarDe ..this summer the coolest one..smart ,sassy and supremely sexy this romcom is a riot with @ajaydevgn and Tabu in full form.’4 and a half stars. #luvranjan— SubhashKJha (@SubhashK_Jha) May 16, 2019#DeDePyaarDe – A Movie 4 Every1. Treat 2 watch @ajaydevgn Sir & #Tabu Mam together on screen @Rakulpreet u r gonna crush millions of youth. Good 1st Half & very balanced 2nd half wid good mix of emotions&humour. Credit Goes 2 AkivAli & Congrats 2 whole team f DeDePyaarDe (3.75⭐) pic.twitter.com/sDE2UN1yL7 — Gaurav Mishra (@Gaurav_5599) May 16, 2019#DeDePyaarDe – A Hindi film that begins with the sound of Tumbi and a Punjabi song in the opening titles. But wait……. It has a fabulous (mature) and novel, entertaining beginning too.— Bobby Talks Cinema (@bobbytalkcinema) May 16, 2019#DeDePyaarDe 1st show Live review Film starts with a decent comedy scene. #AjayDevgan impresses with his swag from the very 1st scene while #Rakulpreet tries hard to be comic !! Btw nice start — keep following for complete live review without any spoiler !! — Crazy 4 Bollywood (@crazy4bolly) May 16, 2019#DeDePyaarDe-(4/5)@ajaydevgn acting was superb…and also his comedy timingg..@Rakulpreet looks so beautiful and her acting was simply superb….First half- Mind blowing ….and comedy scenes were gooood..Second half – good..— Robinhood (@yaswanthsinha91) May 16, 2019#DeDePyaarDe review : ⭐⭐⭐⭐.. All we can say is, this is the best Rom-Com movie of the year….@ajaydevgn @Rakulpreet and #Tabu are flawless, and @aloknath is super funny… Best mixture of Comedy, Romance, & Sentiments.. Thoroughly enjoyable, strongly recommended..Go for it — AlwaysBollywood (@AlwaysBollywood) May 16, 2019#DeDePyaarDe ~ Best Bollywood Rom-Com of this decade. Lovely 1st half & Hilarious 2nd half with good mix of emotions. @ajaydevgn, @Rakulpreet & Tabu in terrific form (4.5☆/5) pic.twitter.com/2aso3OrhLP— Prince Prithvi (@PrincePrithvi) May 16, 2019My Review #DeDePyaarDe Film Story Direction Screenplay is well-done Comedy Romance .. Acting For Actors @ajaydevgn Acting Outstanding He is Comic Delivery Very Very Good #Tabu He is fine Actor He is fine job @Rakulpreet He is good job .. He is One World Of Super Masala Film ! — Patil Vishwajit (@PatilVishwajit6) May 16, 2019One of the most satisfying film in recent time.Amazing performances, supportive music,entertaining screenplay & smart editing #DeDePyaarDe WINNER for makers & for audience as wellRB Rating’s – 3.5/5 @ajaydevgn @Rakulpreet #Tabu @TSeries @gargankur#DeDePyaarDeReview— Dinesh141 (@Dinesh14110) May 16, 2019#DeDePyaarDe mast review aa rahe he Sunday book karna padega Another blockbuster From Ajay — G U N J A N (@itsboyGunjan) May 16, 2019Reviews #Baadshaho ke bhi achhe aa rahe the. aur TD 50% Negative. Hope #DeDePyaarDe ke sahi ho aur wom achha ho.— Ravi Jangid (@jangid_saab) May 16, 2019last_img read more

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Problems Reported With Texas STAAR Exam — Again

first_imgSameer Vasta | The Texas Tribune Texas students taking a critical standardized test on Tuesday were confronted with technical problems — again.Teachers told The Dallas Morning News that some students were temporarily kicked out of the testing software while taking the STAAR exam. Texas Education Agency spokeswoman DeEtta Culbertson told the Morning News it was a “very minor” — and temporary — glitch. She did not immediately return a request for comment from The Texas Tribune.But the issues on Tuesday recall a disaster in 2016, when computer problems statewide affected more than 14,000 tests. Education Commissioner Mike Morath ultimately scrapped the results for fifth- and eighth-graders.It’s unclear if or how the issues will affect this year’s results. Some teachers told the Dallas newspaper that their students’ work didn’t appear to be lost. Students in those grades must pass the STAAR reading and math tests in order to move on to the next grade, and have to retake the exam up to three times if they fail.This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune. Sharelast_img read more

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Green Ambassador of Maryland Ignites 4H Gathering

first_imgMaster Gardener Cathy Allen – Green Ambassador of Maryland with Logan Yearsley (left), Jim Eichhorst, Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of Agriculture and Manami Brown (far right), Director – 4H Club, with students pledging to service and better their community.On May 14 the Maryland Green Ambassador, Cathy Allen, visited the 16th Annual Baltimore City 4-H Expo at Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle School. Students from all over the city came to learn about Vermiculture (composting with worms), starting their own vegetable, herb or flower gardens by seed, livestock and all things agricultural.Allen, an award-winning Urban Environmentalist, is the co-creator of G.R.A.S.S. (Growing Resources After Sowing Seed) as well as Chair of the “Grow-It Eat It” campaign. G.R.A.S.S. is an environmental entrepreneurial nonprofit program based on the fundamentals of gardening, agriculture and ecology. In conjunction with Baltimore City Public Schools, Allen’s campaign has planted over a half-million trees on the lawns of Baltimore City public schools.Beginning on June 4, Allen will begin a bi-monthly column in the AFRO. She will provide readers with her expertise on sustainable methods for healthier living, eco-advantages and innovations, and environmental enterprises. She will also discuss environmental trends, laws, and policies.Cathy and Secretary Eichhorst teaching students the proper way to plant vegetables.Participants in the 16th Annual Baltimore City 4-H Expo at Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle School.last_img read more

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first_img Image courtesy of ViewRayJanuary 26, 2015 — ViewRay announced that it has entered into an exclusive distributor agreement with Itochu Corporation to sell its MRI-guided radiation therapy system for the treatment of cancer in Japan. ViewRay’s technology, the MRIdian system, is the world’s first and only MRI-guided radiation therapy system that images and treats cancer patients simultaneously.The MRIdian system is designed to improve the accuracy of cancer treatments through a patented combination of simultaneous MRI and radiation therapy delivery. With continuous soft-tissue imaging, clinicians can more clearly see the cancer target, monitor where the actual radiation dose is being delivered, and adapt to changes in the patient’s anatomy – all in real time, providing a more precise and personalized cancer treatment option.Initial interest in MRI-guided radiation therapy is already growing in Japan following the December 2014 annual JASTRO meeting where former ASTRO president, Michael Steinberg, M.D., presented on the advanced capabilities of the technology to more than 250 people. For more information: www.viewray.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | January 26, 2015 Japanese Distributor Named for ViewRay’s MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System MRIdian system is an MRI-guided radiation therapy system that images and treats cancer patients simultaneously Related Content News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more last_img read more

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