Rescued black-necked stork released in the wild

first_imgThe rare black-necked stork, which was rescued two days ago with its beak jammed by a rubber ring around it, was released on Friday. The bird, which was rescued by a team of Haryana Wildlife Department near Najagarh Jheel (basin) at Dhankot village, was released at Sultanpur National Park. It was kept under observation in a makeshift cage for two days after being rescued. Haryana Forest Minister Rao Narbir Singh and Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Haryana, Anil Kumar Hooda were present. The forest department officials and individuals involved in the rescue operation were also felicitated on the occasion.The veterinarian attending the stork said that the bird was doing well and had fish and water over the past two days. The birders and environmentalists present at the event demanded that the Basai where the bird was first spotted with the rubber ring be declared the wetland.The bird was first spotted by photographer Manoj Nayar in Basai on June 7 after which the Harayana Forest Department teams along with the birders and non-government organisations scanned the wetlands in the National Capital Region in it’s search for five days.Many methods such as camouflage, drone and bamboo traps were used to catch the bird, but they failed to bear any result. Finally, the rescue team chased it for two kilometres near Najafgarh Jheel on Wednesday and caught it.last_img read more

Day-night Test is the future, says Richard Hadlee

first_imgDay-night Test matches have been the talk of the town for quite some time now. Ever since the first ever match was played between Australia and New Zealand last November at Adelaide, it has gathered mixed reactions. While the sole purpose of the move was served as crowd did turn up in fair numbers to check out the new idea, Steve Smith and other players have raised concerns regarding the visibility of the Pink ball.The debate of day-night Test matches being the future goes on and after Ian Chappell, the newest idea has found another taker in New Zealand legend, Sir Richard Hadlee.Hadlee on Wednesday said that it’s favorable for Test cricket as it will not only get in more crowds like it did last year but will also get more television viewers as the timing of the matches will be favorable.”Day-night cricket is the future of the game. I think, what we saw at the Adelaide Oval when New Zealand took on Australia, was a wonderful spectacle. Clearly it attracted the crowds and is great for television, I think,” he said. Last year, the Trans-Tasmanian rivals played out an exciting match to kick off the day-night Test concept. Although the match finished in three days with the Aussies winning by three wickets, the spectacle was one to be remembered. Hadlee sounded excited and all for it talking about the game:”We saw how the pink ball worked visually (well) on television. It performed better for players than they expected, because there was some controversy and lack of confidence from players whether actually the pink ball will last and whether it could be seen. We saw an extra-ordinary Test match. Even (if) that was over in three days, it was a (good) contest between bat and ball. And that’s what you wanted. It was a wonderful spectacle.”advertisementThe main problem in hosting these matches is the visibility of the ball and the dew in the outfield. Addressing the issues, Hadlee, the one time record wicket holder in Tests with 431 scalps before India’s Kapil Dev overtook him, said: “The only problem (as I foresee) in some areas around the world is the dew factor and that the ball could be affected. That is going to be a disadvantage, particularly to the fielding team, and something needs to be worked through (to even the balance).With Cricket Australia CEO, James Sutherland, looking to arrange more day-night matches and New Zealand reportedly playing their second day-night Test against India at the Eden Gardens later this year, there is certainly enough to be optimistic regarding the future of day-night Test cricket.last_img read more

Observer appointed to hold JFI election: Govt to HC

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 24 (PTI) The government today informed the Delhi High Court that it has appointed an observer to hold the elections to the Judo Federation of India (JFI).A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar appointed a returning officer for the poll.It asked the returning officer to scrutinise the electoral process and look into whether the persons contesting the election were eligible for the post in the federation.The bench said no one will be allowed to participate in the election or cast a vote in violation of the Act.It listed the matter for further hearing on February 26, when the court will be informed about the outcome of the poll for the judo body.The court was hearing a plea by Arjuna Awardee judoka Yashpal Solanki, seeking appointment of an impartial observer for the elections to the JFI.The plea had highlighted the issue of alleged racketeers indulging in supplying bogus participation certificates to disqualified judokas (Judo players).Solanki, who is also a senior intelligence officer in the Punjab Police, stated in the PIL that fake sports certificate racket has been running since 2001.These certificates are used for back-door admissions to medical colleges and appointment in government services, he has alleged.With regard to the elections to the JFI, the petition states that “either a government appointed or court appointed administrator can hold free and fair organisational elections of the JFI as election under the influence of respondent no.5 (President Mukesh Kumar) can never be free and fair.”advertisementHowever, counsel for Kumar informed the court that he was not contesting the election or will interfere with the poll in any manner.The PIL, filed through advocate Pathak Rakesh Kaushik, has alleged that Mukesh Kumar was indulging in “fraud practices in the election affairs.”It has also claimed that voters from Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura State Judo Associations were “dishonestly excluded” from the electoral college, while those from Border Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Central Reserve Police, All India Police Sports Control Board and Services Sports Control Board were unlawfully included. PTI PPS SKV HMP ARClast_img read more

Loan rebel Pereira shrugs off Mourinho criticism

first_imgManchester United Man Utd loan rebel Pereira shrugs off Mourinho’s criticism of Valencia move Goal Last updated 2 years ago 22:07 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andreas Pereira Manchester United Getty Images Manchester United Premier League José Mourinho Valencia Primera División The highly-rated midfielder saw his decision to link up with Valencia questioned by his Old Trafford boss, but he considers that to be a good thing Andreas Pereira insists he was not hurt by Jose Mourinho’s criticism of his decision to leave Manchester United for a loan spell at Valencia.The Red Devils boss aired his disappointment after seeing a short-term deal pushed through, with the Portuguese suggesting that the 21-year-old should have been prepared to remain at Old Trafford and fight for his place – having signed a new contract with the club.United 5/2 for PL title Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Mourinho did, however, add that United have the option to cut a season-long agreement short in January if they wish to do so.Pereira is hoping that will not be the case, with the Brazil U23 international looking forward to gracing La Liga again – after spending time with Granada in 2016-17 – and proving that the comments made by his manager back in England were driven by frustration at seeing such talent removed from his ranks.He told Marca: “It was difficult because they wanted me to stay in Manchester, but for me individually and for the options to play it was better to be here.”Pereira added on Mourinho’s questioning of his decision: “It did not hurt, I talked to him before coming here.“On the one hand I am happy because he likes me and I think he if thinks that I am not a good player he would not have wanted me to stay. So I think on the bright side.“If I thought negatively it might hurt, but for me it is a good thing. I talked to him before coming here and I want to work hard stay all year. I am focused here.“I want to be here and help the team all year, but I do not know what United wants in the future. I want to contribute the best and do the best all year at Valencia.”Pereira made 37 appearances for Granada in all competitions last season and was handed his debut by Valencia in their recent 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid.He has made just 13 appearances for United to date, with all of those outings coming during Louis van Gaal’s time at the helm. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

a month agoEverton striker Calvert-Lewin: Special scoring against Sheffield Wednesday

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Everton striker Calvert-Lewin: Special scoring against Sheffield Wednesdayby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin was delighted to score a “special” brace in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.Calvert-Lewin grew up only a stones throw away from Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium.”I grew up a stone’s throw from here, I used to come past this stadium every day on my way to training at Sheffield United,” Calvert-Lewin told evertontv.”It was a very special night and a lot of my family and friends were here.”I grew up looking at this stadium from when I was a young boy, so to play here and do what I have tonight is very special.”My mum text me before the game to tell me it was my 100th for Everton.”It has gone in a flash, it is crazy how fast it goes.”I am delighted to be wearing the Everton shirt and every time I pull it on I want to do my best for the Club. last_img read more

Haitian President to Arrive in Jamaica for Three-Day State Visit

first_imgStory Highlights The President of Haiti, His Excellency Michel Martelly will arrive in the island on Wednesday, November 13. The President of Haiti, His Excellency Michel Martelly will arrive in the island on Wednesday, November 13, on a three day State Visit. The Haitian President will be met on arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport by Governor General H.E. Sir Patrick Allen and Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller.During the visit, President Martelly will meet with the Governor General, the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition. The Haitian Leader will also hold talks with Prime Minister Simpson Miller and members of the Cabinet, Heads of Executive Agencies and the Private Sector on a range of bilateral, regional and multilateral issues. Among the areas to be discussed are security, trade and investment, tourism, sport and culture and CARICOM assistance to Haiti.President Martelly will also visit the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and Jamaica Broilers in St Catherine. He will also lay a wreath at the monument of Venezuelan liberator Simon Bolivar and meet with members of the Haitian community in Jamaica.In welcoming the visit of Haitian President, Prime Minister Simpson Miller said it will serve to deepen the longstanding friendship that both countries enjoy adding: “As one of our closest neighbours, Haiti has always been a great friend of this country and I look forward to strengthening the bilateral ties that will enhance the growth and development of both Haiti and Jamaica.”President Martelly and his delegation will leave the island on Friday, November 15. During the visit, President Martelly will meet with the Governor General, the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition. The Haitian Leader will also hold talks with Prime Minister Simpson Miller on a range of bilateral, regional and multilateral issues. last_img read more

Inquiry Recommended into the Deaths of Lionel Desmond and his Family

first_imgDr. Matt Bowes, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Examiner, today, Dec. 28, recommended an inquiry into the deaths of Lionel Desmond and his family under the Fatality Investigations Act. “There have been many questions raised by the family and members of the community relating to how this tragedy could have happened and whether anything could have been done to prevent these deaths,” said Dr. Bowes. “I have reflected carefully on this case, I have reviewed the circumstances of these deaths, and I have had the privilege of speaking with some members of the Desmond family. I believe that an inquiry could help us to learn from this tragedy and, in so doing, I am hopeful that we may prevent future deaths in similar circumstances.” An inquiry would examine the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Mr. Desmond, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, his wife, Shanna, his 10-year-old daughter, Aaliyah, and his mother, Brenda, who were killed in their home in Upper Big Tracadie, Guysborough County, on Jan. 3, 2017. “Our thoughts continue to be with the family at this difficult time,” said Justice Minister and Attorney General Mark Furey. “I thank Dr. Bowes for his review of this matter and will be acting on his recommendation in the new year.” The terms of reference and the appointment of a judge to oversee the inquiry will be announced in the new year.last_img read more

Ottawa formally requests clemency for Canadian sentenced to death in China

first_imgOTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – The Trudeau government is seeking clemency for a Canadian sentenced to death in China amid growing tensions between the two countries.The formal request for Robert Schellenberg was given to China’s ambassador to Canada.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada has always been opposed the death penalty.“We believe it is inhumane and inappropriate, and wherever the death penalty is considered, with regard to a Canadian, we speak out against it — and indeed with regard to others. That is what we are doing here.”Foreign Affairs Minister @cafreeland says the government has spoken with China’s Ambassador to Canada and requested clemency for Robert Schellenberg. He was in a Chinese jail over a 2016 conviction for drug smuggling, but was retried yesterday and sentenced to death #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) January 15, 2019Schellenberg was jailed in China in 2016 for drug smuggling, but was retried on Monday and sentenced to death after an appeals court in that country agreed with prosecutors who said he was punished too leniently.His original sentence was 15 years.Freeland, who calls this a complicated and difficult moment in Canada’s relationship with the People’s Republic, says she spoke with Schellenberg’s father to offer support and sympathy.“It was a very emotional conversation,” she says.Meanwhile the prime minister has been working the phones and seeking more international support in this tense dispute, speaking with the leaders of Argentina and New Zealand after receiving the backing of other countries like the U.S., the U.K. and Germany.The tensions began with Canada arresting a Huawei executive in Vancouver at the request of the Americans, which then led to the arrests of two Canadians in China, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.China and Canada have also since traded new travel advisories, warning their citizens of the risks of travelling to the other country.last_img read more

Earth Wind Fire replaces Aretha Franklin at Toronto fundraiser

first_imgAdvertisement Aretha Franklin has been replaced by Earth, Wind & Fire at the second annual AMBI Gala in Toronto on Sept. 7.Franklin announced this week she would cancel several concerts this summer and fall for health reasons.“I’m disappointed. We are very sad that we will miss Aretha Frankin and we hope that we can have her at the next AMBI Gala,” said Andrea Iervolino, who cofounded the gala and AMBI Pictures with Monika Bacardi and called the entertainer “one of the best bands.” Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The gala will be held at the Ritz Carlton, Jamieson said. Tickets for the event are $2,500 with proceeds going to the Toronto Children’s Aid Society and the Regent Park U For Change, a group that mentors youth in a variety of artistic endeavours, including music, acting, playwriting, photography, fashion design and DJing.Motown star Diana Ross “blew the roof off” at last year’s event during an hour-long concert and mixed with guests afterward, Jamieson said. Twitter Login/Register With:last_img read more

Cairo suicide bomber identified as exarmy officer

first_imgCAIRO – Jihadists have released a video of a suicide bombing in which an ex-army major reveals himself as the attacker who tried to kill Egypt’s interior minister in September.A senior interior ministry official confirmed the bomber, Walid Badr, was a major in the military before his expulsion in 2005 for “extremist” views.In the video posted on YouTube on Saturday by the Sinai-based Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, Badr can be seen explaining his motives before detonating a car bomb close to a convoy carrying Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim. The revelation of Badr’s army past comes at a time of heightened conflict between Islamists and the military, which overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July after mass protests demanding his resignation.More than 1,000 people, mostly Islamists, have been killed and 2,000 arrested in an ensuing crackdown.The Al-Qaeda-inspired group had previously claimed responsibility for the September 5 attack outside Ibrahim’s home, which killed one person but did not harm the minister, who was travelling in an armoured car.The attack was seen as a precedent by Sinai militant groups that had previously limited their operations to the restive peninsula.The army has sent tanks and aircraft to north Sinai to battle Islamist militants who have killed more than 100 policemen and soldiers since Morsi’s overthrow in July.“The Egyptian military has declared war on our religion,” said Badr in the video, in uniform and reading from a prepared speech.The bombing took place less than a month after police dispersed two pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo, setting off clashes that killed hundreds, mostly Islamists.In the 31-minute video, Badr lambasts Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist political groups for taking part in the “farce of democratic Islam.”He chides Morsi’s supporters for not responding to the president’s ouster with armed attacks.Army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi “had thought you would avenge your religion, so he beefed up army and police units in anticipation of your reaction,” Badr said.“Instead all he got was slogans and screams and bare chests, making you easy prey,” said Badr of the Islamists’ mainly peaceful protests.“Why do you shy away from armed confrontation,” he asked.In the video, Badr is introduced as an ex-army major who left the military to fight in Afghanistan and Syria, and spent a year in detention in Iran.Several Egyptian military officers are known to have joined jihadist groups in the past.President Anwar Sadat’s assassin in 1981 was an army officer, and a top Al-Qaeda military commander known as Seif al-Adel was also in the armed forces.Interior ministry spokesman Hany Abdel Latif told AFP that the military expelled Badr in 2005 because “he embraced extremist tendencies.”Abdel Latif said Badr returned to Egypt under Morsi, blamed for pardoning convicted militants or allowing them to return to the country during his turbulent one-year rule.Many Islamists convicted on terror charges were released after finishing their sentences following the ouster of veteran president Hosni Mubarak in early 2011.The releases took place during the interim military rule that followed Mubarak’s ouster and during Morsi’s term in office.Security officials say some of those freed, or who returned to Egypt after fighting abroad, have joined militant groups in the Sinai.last_img read more

Canadian dollar advances as trade deficit narrows commodities rise

Canadian dollar advances as trade deficit narrows, commodities rise AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 7, 2013 8:56 am MDT TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed higher Thursday after the latest trade figures showed Canada’s merchandise trade deficit narrowed in January.The currency rose 0.19 of a cent to 97.14 cents US as Statistics Canada said the trade deficit with the world narrowed to $237 million in January from $332 million in December.Exports rose 2.1 per cent to $39.1 billion while imports decreased 1.9 per cent to $39.3 billion.Meanwhile, the U.S. trade deficit widened in January, reflecting a big jump in oil imports and a drop in exports.The U.S. Commerce Department says the deficit rose to US$44.4 billion, an increase of 16.5 per cent from December. U.S. exports dropped 1.2 per cent to $184.5 billion while imports rose 1.8 per cent to $228.9 billion as oil imports surged 12.3 per cent.Even with the wider U.S. trade deficit in January, economists say they think it will narrow slightly this year, in part because of continued gains in U.S. energy exports.Commodity prices were higher with the April crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange up $1.13 to US$91.56 a barrel.May copper rose three cents to US$3.52 a pound while April bullion added 20 cents to US$1,575.10 an ounce.Traders also looked ahead to Friday’s release of Canadian job creation figures for February, with economists predicting that 7,500 jobs were created last month.The U.S. non-farm payrolls report for February also comes out Friday. Expectations for job creation were ratcheted up after payroll firm ADP said Wednesday that the private sector created 198,000 jobs last month.Optimism rose further Thursday after the Labour Department said that the number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell by 7,000 last week, driving the four-week average to the lowest point in five years.Overseas, the European Central Bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low of 0.75 per cent, holding off on further stimulus even though the euro area remains stuck in recession.And the Bank of England opted against injecting more money into the ailing British economy, which has one foot in a recession. The Bank’s main policymaking body decided to maintain its asset purchase program at 375 billion pounds.A number of economists were expecting another 25 billion pounds infusion. Last month, Governor Mervyn King had pushed for such an increase in monetary stimulus.The Bank also kept its main interest rate at the record low of 0.5 per cent.On Wednesday, the loonie fell 0.33 of a cent after the Bank of Canada kept its key rate unchanged at one per cent and indicated that persistent economic weakness and low inflation means a hike is a long ways off. read more

Ahead of monsoon season UN supports Bangladeshs efforts protect Rohingya camps from

“The adverse weather conditions, including potential cyclones, could put tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees staying at the highly congested settlements in Cox’s Bazar district at serious risk,” Andrej Mahecic, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told reporters at the regular press briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday.The findings of an initial risk analysis of the world’s largest refugee settlement area in Kutapalong and Balukhali indicate that at least 100,000 of the more than 569,000 refugees there could be in grave danger from landslides and floods.Up to one third of the settlement area could be flooded. As a result, more than 85,000 refugees could lose their shelters. Another 23,000 refugees living on steep slopes within the site could be at risk of landslides, Mr. Mahecic said.Key services in the settlement are also at risk of being washed away, including latrines, washrooms, tube wells, and health centres, and access roads into the settlements could be blocked and inaccessible to vehicles, making it hard to provide emergency aid. There is also a high risk for public health situation, especially of outbreaks of communicable diseases, he added.The Government of Bangladesh has acknowledged and committed to addressing these concerns, while UN and humanitarian partners have set up an emergency preparedness group to co-ordinate these efforts.UNHCR has already taken a number of steps, including provision of biodegradable sandbags to help anchor the structures in heavy rains.Several engineering projects are also underway to build bamboo-reinforced footpaths and stairs, raised bridges, bamboo/brick/concrete retaining walls for soil stabilisation and drainage networks.The work is scheduled to start within the next few weeks to level some of the steep hilltops to reduce the risk of landslides, as well as to increase the amount of useable area.A relocation of some families living in the most precarious parts of the camp will also start soon.Early warning systems are also being put in place, with public information campaigns also underway. UNHCR is also working with the Bangladeshi authorities and other key operational agencies to pre-position materials and heavy-lifting machinery. read more

Enda Kenny has no responsibility to tell TDs what he thinks of

first_imgENDA KENNY HAS “no responsibility” to tell TDs of his views about former ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet’s refusal to appear before the forthcoming Oireachtas banking inquiry, according to Dáil authorities.The Taoiseach has said he expects political leaders to attend the inquiry, but Dáil questions on the Trichet issue were disallowed by the Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett this week.He said: “An Taoiseach has no official responsibility to Dáil Éireann for these matters.”Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin had tabled two questions asking the Taoiseach if he was disappointed at Trichet saying he would not be able to attend and for his views on the matter.A second question asked if the Taoiseach had written to the European Commission to ask if they would change the rules that Trichet claims prevent him from attending in order to allow him to attend the inquiry and answer questions.Politicians charged with investigating the collapse of the Irish banking system will view Trichet as a key player given he opposed the idea of burning Anglo bondholders and is said to have forced Ireland to issue a blanket guarantee of all assets and liabilities in the banking system.However, the former banker told Newstalk earlier this month that the ECB’s constitution prevents him from attending.“If the rule was changed, I would apply the new rule,” he told Newstalk’s Shona Murray. “All decisions are taken collectively by all members and the responsibility of explaining decisions are in the hands of the national governors.”The Taoiseach’s office did not respond to a query about about the matter this week.A spokesperson for Martin said that the latest development does little to allay concerns that the banking inquiry is being used for “political point scoring”.“Any genuine attempt to get at the truth of what happened to the banking sector in this country would see Jean Claude Trichet at the top of the list of potential witnesses,” the spokesperson said.“However, in this Dáil, the Taoiseach simply dismisses questions about his involvement and says he has no responsibility to explain his position to TDs.”Read: ‘It’s like the Third Secret of Fatima’ – Noonan says ECB letter could be released for inquiryMinister: Trichet is disrespecting us by refusing to go before banking inquirylast_img read more

Palliative care volunteers needed

first_imgMelbourne Citymission Palliative Care are looking for volunteers for people with terminal illnesses living at home in the cities of Hume, Moreland, Darebin and Yarra. As a palliative care volunteer, you will be making an important contribution to the end-of-life care provided by their dedicated interdisciplinary staff including doctors, nurses and counsellors. By visiting clients and their carers on a regular basis, you will help to provide the emotional, practical and spiritual support they need to achieve the best possible quality of life at a significant and often difficult time in their lives. Your initial training will include communication and listening skills, dealing with loss and grief, spirituality and a basic understanding of life-threatening illness. You will also meet and share experiences with other volunteers at ongoing training sessions throughout the year, and be supported every step of the way by your Coordinator of Volunteers. Palliative care volunteers offer help through respite sitting, companionship, shopping, transport, gentle hand massage, bereavement follow up and administration/office duties. Working in palliative care is one of the most rewarding volunteer choices you can make. The opportunity to draw on your own reserves of compassion and caring will not only make a huge difference in the lives of people living with a terminal illness, it will also enrich your own life. Anyone can volunteer, however palliative care volunteering involves dealing with death and dying, so it’s not for everyone. While you do not need formal qualifications or previous experience in palliative care, your volunteering role will require compassion and emotional maturity. For this reason, and because life experiences and life skills are enormously beneficial, palliative care volunteers are generally over the age of 18. Volunteers come from various backgrounds, however they share a common generosity of spirit and a willingness to help clients and carers living with a terminal illness. he qualities required of palliative care volunteers are: patience; flexibility; reliability; understanding and acceptance of other peoples’ beliefs and values; the ability to listen and ‘be present’ with others; confidence in visiting independently; commonsense and good judgement. If you are interested in volunteering in the Melbourne Citymission Palliative Care program, contact (03) 9486 2666. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Church rebuilds after 911

first_imgAn orthodox church destroyed by the September 11 attacks in 2001 will be rebuilt after images were publishes on the website of architect Santiago Calatrava. The original St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, was crushed when the south tower of the World Trade Centre collapsed following the attacks.The new design will pay homage to Byzantine design from churches Hagia Sophia and Church of the Holy Savior in Chora, both in Constantinople. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Bakayoko disappointed with Chelsea situation

first_imgChelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has been left disappointed following his axe from the Chelsea team for the upcoming season, according to Mirror Football.The France international has been told by new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri he’s surplus to requirements ahead of the upcoming campaign as AC Milan prepare a loan move for him.The former AS Monaco midfield enforcer joined Chelsea last summer for a reported fee of £40million by struggled to make any positive impact, moving in and out of the team due to his inconsistencies.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Bakayoko who was voted in the UEFA Champions League team of the season for the 2016-17 season missed out on France’s successful World Cup campaign, after he was left out by the French national team head coach, Didier Deschamp.The 23-year-old is drawing attention from Italian side AC Milan who are keen to bring him on loan to the San Siro but with an option to buy on a permanent basis.The arrival of Jorginho from Napoli and Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid into an already packed midfield at Chelsea should convince Bakayoko to make the move to Italy to get the necessary playing time his career deserves.last_img read more

Countys Ecoli outbreak reaches 10 confirmed cases

first_img KUSI Newsroom, County’s E.coli outbreak reaches 10 confirmed cases July 12, 2019 Posted: July 12, 2019 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The county’s E. coli outbreak involving children who attended the San Diego County Fair and did not wash their hands after visiting the animal exhibits stands today at 10 confirmed and one probable case, one of which was fatal, health officials said.County health officials have tracked E. coli cases related to the fair since June 28, when the Health and Human Service Agency announced that it had received reports of four confirmed or probable cases of the bacteria.The fair shuttered its animal exhibits the same day, after 2-year-old Jedidiah Cabezuela’s death was reported, and the fair closed for the year on July 4.As of Wednesday, the number had increased to 10 confirmed cases and one probable case, all of which involve children ranging in age from 2 to 13. The county did not disclose the age or gender of the four new cases confirmed this week, but said all of the patients visited the fair’s animal exhibits and petting zoos.People can avoid contracting the bacteria by thoroughly washing their hands after making contact with animals at places like farms, petting zoos and fair exhibits. Young children, older adults and people with weak immune systems are at particular risk, according to health officials.The HHSA and the California Department of Food and Agriculture collected environmental samples at the fair after the first cases were reported to confirm the bacteria’s origin. However, results of the collected samples were not available prior to the fair’s closure and have yet to be disclosed.County health officials repeatedly cautioned that more confirmed cases were likely despite the fair’s closing due to local doctors intentionally looking for symptoms of the bacteria and its multi-day incubation period. As such, the county has not indicated that the cases are part of a larger, countywide outbreak linked to common causes like contaminated produce.While most people who contract the E. coli bacteria do not develop severe complications, roughly 5 to 10% of those who do can develop a potentially life-threatening kidney infection. Symptoms do not appear for three to four days after contraction and can include severe abdominal cramps, watery or bloody diarrhea and vomiting.Residents should promptly contact their doctor if they believe they have contracted E. coli, according to the county. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Kalama trucker involved in injury accident

first_imgA Kalama trucker was involved in a Saturday night collision in Molalla, Ore., that injured two teenagers.According to Oregon State Police, the accident occurred about 7:50 p.m. on Highway 213 at the Toliver Road intersection.A 1995 Ford Explorer SUV driven by Sarah Musgrove, 18, of Molalla was attempting to turn left onto the highway when it was struck in the driver’s side by the northbound tractor-trailer rig. She sustained serious injuries and was taken by Life Flight helicopter to a Portland hospital.The truck driver is Andrew Rueckert, 29, of Kalama. He was not injured.Musgrove’s passenger, Lorene Dooley, 16, of Mulino, Ore., was reported to be less severely injured.The investigation into the accident is continuing, according to police.The highway was closed for two hours.last_img read more

Miami Seaquarium to release 500pound manatee to the wild

first_imgKEY BISCAYNE, FLA. (WSVN) – A manatee at Miami Seaquarium will soon be returned to the wild.On Thursday, Saber is expected to leave Miami Seaquarium and go back to his natural waters. The 500-pound mammal was rescued in early December, off the coast of Fort Myers.Saber had been at the seaquairum recovering from neurological issues caused by toxic red tides. Now, he’s fully recovered and ready to join his manatee mates.“He’s very well,” said animal care supervisor Jessica Schiffhauer. “He’s been eating up a storm, and he’s ready to go.”Schiffhauer added that caring for these animals and seeing them released is a wonderful feeling. “Knowing that they are going to go out and helping the population is the best thing in the world.”The animal care team said they took in nearly 20 injured animals in 2016.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Crude oil prices post biggest weekly losses since March this year

first_imgCrude oil prices extended its losses on Friday to post their biggest weekly fall in eight months amid intensifying concerns over supply glut.Brent crude, the global benchmark for oil, fell 1% to $43.61 a barrel, reaching the lowest levels not seen in more than six years.Overall, oil prices have fallen 8% this week, witnessing the largest weekly losses since March this year. In seven out of the past eight sessions, oil prices had been on a decline.The official data released in the US on Thursday showed oil inventories in the country rose to their highest level since April, accelerating the slide in oil prices.Further, oil prices came under pressure after a report from oil consultancy firm Baker Hughes showed an increase in oil rig count in the US for the first time in the past 11 months. The weekly rig count went up by two to 574 against 1,578 in the same period last year.The decline in oil prices this week is also due to reduced demand in China and a strengthening US dollar.”Driving the move lower is evidence of a general economic slowdown outside the US, combined with supply gluts in many different commodities,” The Wall Street Journal quoted Bill O’Neill, a broker with Logic Advisors, as saying.The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimated the global oil demand to slow to 1.2 million barrels a day in 2016, after touching a five-year high of 1.8 million barrels a day this year.”Everybody right now is hearing, ‘Too much oil in the world’, ” said Michael Hiley, an energy trader at brokerage LPS Partners Inc. “When you do have something from IEA that points out how much is there, it’s sort of a wake-up call.”last_img read more