first_imgTo facilitate works on the Sheriff Street-Mandela Avenue Road expansion project, the Public Infrastructure Ministry has announced that some key roadways will be closed to facilitate construction today.Dennis Street, from Delph Avenue to Sherriff Street, will be closed from 06:00h to18:00h. Adding to that, the Sheriff and Dennis Streets intersection will be restricted to single lanes at intervals on the eastern and western sides of Sheriff Street on Sunday from 06:00h to 18:00h.Works ongoing at the Sheriff Street-Mandela Avenue Road projectThese modifications were made to facilitate road cutting and pipe relocation. Commuters traversing along Dennis Street are, therefore, asked to utilise Middleton Street into Durey Lane on Sunday to avoid any inconveniences.last_img

first_img0Shares0000Pele pictured during the opening event of the 2018 Carioca Football Championship at Cidade das Artes in Rio de Janeiro on January 15, 2018Paris, France, Apr 3 – Football legend Pele was taken to a Paris hospital as a precaution on Wednesday after suffering from an “infection” but is “doing well”, according to members of his entourage.The 78-year-old Brazilian three-time World Cup winner was being treated for “a light fever” prior to the long flight back to his home country, the sources told AFP, confirming earlier reports by French radio station RMC. The sources indicated that he was still in hospital on Wednesday afternoon.Pele, who won the World Cup in 1958, 1962 and 1970, was in Paris for a promotional appearance for Hublot watches alongside France star Kylian Mbappe.The declining health of the player known as ‘O Rei’ has been a cause for concern in recent times, and the planned meeting with Mbappe had already been postponed last November.Previously, Pele had admitted to not being up to the task of lighting the flame at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics.Before that, Pele spent time in intensive care in Brazil in late 2014 following a kidney complaint.On Tuesday, he spent the entirety of his encounter with Mbappe sitting down, but appeared on good form.Mbappe last year became only the second teenager to score in a World Cup final, following in Pele’s footsteps, in France’s 4-2 victory over Croatia when he was still just 19.Pele achieved the feat as a 17-year-old in 1958 and claims to have gone on to score over 1,000 goals in his career, during which he starred at club level for Santos and the New York Cosmos.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgThe 41-year-old had been linked with replacing Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium following his former manager’s departure.But he has now returned to his homeland to succeed Lucien Favre at Nice, after the 60-year-old left to take over at Borussia Dortmund.“After two and a half years as head coach of NYCFC, today will be my last day,” Vieira wrote on Twitter.“I can honestly say that my time with the club has been absolutely perfect – both on the professional and personal level.” Patrick Vieira has been appointed the new manager of French club Nice pic.twitter.com/D2NrBb63PL— Patrick Vieira (@OfficialVieira) June 11, 2018Nice finished eighth in Ligue 1 this season, missing out on Europa League qualification by just one point.Announcing Vieira’s departure on their official website, New York City were quick to thank the former World Cup and Premier League winner for his endeavours.“New York City FC today announced that head coach Patrick Vieira is leaving the club to join OGC Nice, effective immediately,” a club statement read.“Vieira departs after two and a half years at the helm having led the team to two consecutive play-off appearances and with a current second place standing in the Eastern Conference.”Vieira became a household name in England after joining Arsenal from AC Milan in 1996 as he went on to become the driving force behind three Premier League title successes under Wenger.He captained the unbeaten ‘Invincibles’ side in 2003/04 before a spell back in Serie A with Juventus and Inter Milan followed.Vieira would return to England to play for Manchester City, going on to become a club ambassador and then the coach of the development team.As the City Football Group continued to grow, branching out into Major League Soccer with NYCFC, Vieira would eventually become head coach of he American side in 2016.Now he faces his first test as a manager in Europe, taking over at Nice as he looks to build a reputation similar to that he enjoyed during his playing career. Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira has been confirmed as the new manager of Ligue 1 club Nice.Vieira has taken up his first managerial role in European football after leaving Major League Soccer side New York City FC. 1last_img read more

first_img 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 The Danes enjoyed the better of a game in which genuine chances were at a premium in the absence of injured talisman Christian Eriksen, and although the bulk of a crowd of 41,220 were left frustrated – the Republic have now scored only nine goals in their last 12 games – they at least emerged with some reward for their efforts.However, they remain bottom of Group Four in League B ahead of Wales’ visit to the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday night, when O’Neill will hope for significantly more as he targets a first competitive victory since his side’s World Cup qualifier win in Cardiff 12 months ago.Arter was handed a start on his return, as for the first time was Wolves defender Matt Doherty, whose inclusion at right wing-back with James McClean operating on the left meant a switch into midfield for Cyrus Christie.That in turn allowed Jeff Hendrick to support striker Shane Long, although ultimately to limited effect. With Eriksen missing from the Denmark side and Ireland adapting to a new shape, the fireworks of the last meeting between the teams, a 5-1 World Cup play-off romp for the Danes in Dublin 11 months ago, were sadly lacking.The most notable action in the first half came at either end of the 45 minutes with Hendrick sparking a mass confrontation when, with Denmark midfielder Thomas Delaney apparently attempting to put the ball out of play to allow Arter to have treatment, the Burnley midfielder robbed him and raced in on goal before shooting wide.Shane Duffy looped a 39th-minute header wide of Kasper Schmeichel’s far post and Pione Sisto clipped the woodwork after cutting inside Doherty and Christie in stoppage time, but that was as good as it got.Delaney and Lasse Schone saw plenty of the ball in the middle of the park but without Eriksen’s inspiration, they were unable to provide his replacement Kasper Dolberg and strike-partner Yussuf Poulsen with meaningful service.Likewise, Republic frontman Long found himself too often isolated to make an impact on the game. silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Latest Football News RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade A crucial goalline clearance from Harry Arter helped the Republic of Ireland get their UEFA Nations League campaign up and running with a uninspiring 0-0 draw against Denmark.The Cardiff midfielder made his return after declaring himself unavailable for their defeat to Wales last month after a falling out with assistant manager Roy Keane, was his side’s saviour by denying Denmark captain Simon Kjaer what would have been the winning goal. REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF MONEY ADVICE REVEALED Enda Stevens’ arrival as a half-time substitute for Callum O’Dowda allowed McClean to push into a more advanced role, but it was the visitors who were dominating possession as the second half unfolded.They very nearly made the pressure tell 13 minutes after the restart when Kjaer glanced Schone’s corner towards the far post, but Arter was in the right place at the right time to clear off the line.But it was Ireland who might have snatched the lead with 18 minutes remaining when Christie ran on to Long’s lay-off and thumped in a rising shot which Schmeichel had to beat away.O’Neill’s men enjoyed their best period of the game as time ran down, but Randolph had to make late saves from Martin Braithwaite and Delaney to ensure it finished all square, although Duffy was aggrieved not to be awarded a stoppage time penalty after he felt he had been bundled to the ground. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won All eyes were on Arter before the game following his bust-up with Keane It was a feisty contest at points Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move last_img read more

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell was on hand to help launch ALONE’s new services in Donegal.The singer joined forces with the charity to announce details of the plan in conjunction with the Good Morning Donegal service.Daniel joined with the charity’s CEO Sean Moynihan to raise awareness of the charity’s services. Mary Mc Glinchey, Geraldine Gill, Eileen McKee, Mary Noone Patrica McIntyre pictured with Daniel at the ALONE launch in Donegal. Photo Brian McDaidDaniel O’Donnell pictured with the local Garda at the ALONE launch. Included are Graine Doherty , Micheal Rafferty Terri Lenahan and Superintendent Seamus Mc Gonagle.Daniel O’Donnell sings happy birthday to Philomena Gilespie who had a chance meeting with her idol which on holiday in Donegal form her home in Castlebar. Co Mayo. Photo Brian McDaid.Sabrina Kee and Rosemary Mc Grory at the ALONE launch at the Raddison Hotel.Annemarie Shovlin, Bred Baska and Frank Campbell from Dungloe and Kincasslagh pictured with Daniel O’Donnell at the launch of ALONE .Mary Kate O’Donnell, Bernadette O’Donnell, Anna Mc Ginley and Anne Thomas pictured with Daniel O Donnell at the ALONE launch. Photo Brian McDaid.Daniel helps ALONE launch its new services in Donegal – Pic special was last modified: July 8th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There have been a lot of changes in the last two weeks and the conditions have been really good. The first thing we did was start planting corn. We planted our first field on April 28. The soil worked up really nice — even the fields we spring plowed.Our first corn is up and out of the ground now. We got everything planted that is ready to plant with corn. We have to take 100 acres of wheat off for silage in a week or two and then we are planting corn there for silage. We are going to focus on planting soybeans this week.There is a 90% chance of rain tonight and a cold front is coming. It sounds like after that we are going to have more normal temperatures. We haven’t caught any rains and we are due for some, at least right where I am. Other parts of Wayne County have gotten rains but here in the northern part of the county we have missed them.I think a 40% chance was the highest chance I saw for the rest of the week after tomorrow. Unless we get a whole bunch of rain I think we could finish up with soybeans this week.The hay is coming along. With the 80-degree plus temperatures it has caught up from being so behind. I would have never thought it would be this nice for this long, but you just never know. Things are moving along very well.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Recently, I was riding along with a young farmer in his old pickup truck. The one he fixed up as a project in college, but didn’t have the heart or the funds to let it go. The only difference between now and when he bought it is what’s in the bed. It was mostly empty, until toys and sports gear from his kids started to pile up back there.We were traversing through a part of his county that I had not been through before. I was fixated on the dust trail behind us from a rarely traveled township road and he was looking straight ahead. That is, until he caught sight of a farmstead that would draw any farmer’s attention.Two humongous grain legs connected more bins than one could count while driving by, with a few more possibly tucked in behind the monstrous ones.“Oh, to be that farmer,” said the young farmer as he looked at me. “Could you imagine?”“I would give just about anything to have that set-up. I can just see the shiny new iron in the barn, filled with all of the latest gadgets known to mankind and, of course, a 3 ton pickup truck in the driveway.”“If land came up, I’d just buy it,” he went on. “The banker would only call me if he needed to lend more money and the seed companies would be lining up to get an extra acre or two. I’d have plenty of people working for me and I wouldn’t have a worry in the world.”I just smiled back to him and agreed that it was a nice looking farm and we went on down the road.A few days later, I found myself visiting with a farmer that had been around for awhile, in a part of the county that I was now pretty familiar with. Over the years, he built up quite an operation. Plenty of places to store grain, equipment, a new Super Duty and the very first tractor his father used when the farm was established.He brought up the fact that he was “getting up there” and looking to retire. Although he had kids of his own, they never took interest in the farm. He grappled with the idea that it might be because the farm took his interest off of them over the years as he was working hard to make it what it is today.“Oh, to be that farmer,” he said, looking down on his heated floors. “Could you imagine?”“I would have given anything to be that young fella down the road. He’s got it all figured out. His equipment may be rusted a bit, but it is paid for. He knows how to farm without all of these contraptions in the cab because his Dad taught him that way. I see him drive that old truck around and I sure do miss my old dually.”“He has as much land as he needs to make a living,” he went on. “His kids are playing on his back while my banker is all over mine. The price of seed keeps going up, the price of corn keeps going down and all of my employees have families to feed. The decision to sell out has me worrying like I never have before.”Introducing these two farmers to each other crossed my mind for a second. Then I realized, I wouldn’t be doing either one of them any favors.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a Comment Ohio Farm Bureau, including 7,000 farmers who would be directly impacted by an executive order signed by Gov. John Kasich last week, will finally have their voices heard in the process, thanks in large part to the efforts of Farm Bureau members and the Ohio General Assembly.The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commissioners voted 4-2 to establish a subcommittee to review whether or not eight watersheds should be designated Watersheds in Distress per the request of the executive order.The commission’s decision gives stakeholders an opportunity to study and weigh in on the designation process itself as well as seek answers to the questions of timing and resource allocation. Farmers have many questions and concerns on how the designation and subsequent rules could impact them. They also want to show that the various mandatory and voluntary practices of farmers in the western Lake Erie watershed are working. Ultimately, the decision allows agriculture to be a part of the process, which was not the case before the executive order was issued.Ohio Farm Bureau commends the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission for its thoughtful approach while acting on Gov. Kasich’s executive order. By choosing to take a deliberative approach, the commission agreed with the Ohio General Assembly and Ohio’s farm organizations that a decision of this magnitude deserves a transparent and inclusive process.At the lengthy Soil and Water Conservation Commission meeting July 19, 75 farmers from around the state filled the room while several Farm Bureau members spoke, urging commissioners to take more time to study the impact their decision would have on agriculture and whether or not the financial resources were going to be available to farmers to apply new rules. (Pictured is Duane Stateler, Hancock County)Teresa and Dennis Howick of Mercer County live under the Watershed in Distress rules put in place at Grand Lake St. Marys, a process that took more than a year before rules were implemented for roughly 140 farmers. They applauded the commission’s decision to study the Watershed in Distress designation more thoroughly.“They took the time then and the process has been smooth,” Teresa Howick said. “It took time for it to go as smooth as it did at Grand Lake St. Marys, so why wouldn’t you take the time to make it go as smooth in Lake Erie?”Dennis Howick agreed, noting that farmers don’t disagree that something needs to be done; they just want input on the process.Ohio Farm Bureau also testified that the commission should be asking many questions about the data used to identify the 8 potential watersheds that would be named distressed.  We will engage in the subcommittee process to ensure that those questions have been answered and the data has been fully vetted.Ohio Farm Bureau is ready to work with the commission, legislators, environmental organizations, our fellow farm groups, the scientific community and the Kasich administration to find effective solutions to Lake Erie’s challenges.Online extrasCoverage of July 18 Ohio General Assembly news conferenceNews conference videoAlgal bloom forecast, analysisExecutive order insight from OFBF staffOhio Farm Bureau’s reaction to executive order   Leave a Commentlast_img read more

first_imgAfter mixed reviews detailing the unfinished state, not to mention the bugs and quirks that comprise RIM’s new 7-inch tablet computer, the BlackBerry PlayBook, few expected yesterday’s launch to be anything short of failure. But as it turns out, the tablet did better than expected – at least according to analysts. Early reports estimate that Research in Motion (RIM) moved around 50,000 units on day one of the PlayBook’s commercial availability. There are even some reports of the tablet selling out at major retailers.Of course, 50,000 is a drop in the bucket when compared with Apple’s booming tablet business. For comparison’s sake, Apple sold 300,000 iPads on day one last April – a launch that defined the tablet market itself.As reported by RBC Capital Markets, close to 50,000 PlayBook units were sold on its first day, when combined with pre-order numbers, a number estimated at approximately 25,000. Retail sales were estimated at 20,000. In addition, one in nine of the major retail locations the firm contacted said they sold out of PlayBooks within the first 24 hours. In North America, the PlayBook was available at retailers like Sears, Future Shop, Staples and Best Buy. In particular, many of the 180 Best Buy locations reported they were out of stock, the report said.While these sales don’t even come close to what the iPad delivered, The Economic Times noted that the PlayBook performed better on day one than both Samsung’s Galaxy Tab and Motorola’s Xoom did, both of which run Android.That’s not to say that the PlayBook doesn’t have its challenges ahead. Gadget reviewers have skewered the PlayBook for its lack of core applications like email, calendaring and contacts – those are only available when tethered to a BlackBerry smartphone for now. While an added benefit for I.T. departments concerned with security, this leaves potential consumers out in the cold. This summer, RIM will offer a software update that solves that problem, however, the company said. The tablet also encountered issues with AT&T this week. The carrier is not allowing the tablet’s tethering software, BlackBerry Bridge, to run on PlayBooks connected to its network.Considering the PlayBook’s currently crippled state, and its related issues, these day one sales are surprisingly good news for the ailing mobile device maker. According to analyst Peter Misek of Jeffries & Co.,” “45K+ sell through on the first day would be a success.” Success, it appears, is relative. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perez Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img Tags:#mobile#news#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

first_imgAmong incidents officially recognised as calamities in Odisha, snake bites lead lightning strikes and drowning in causing fatalities. In the State, snake bites kill close to 500 people every year. Since the 2015 announcement by the Odisha government categorising snake bite as a state-specific calamity, deaths recorded due to snake bites increased from 411 in 2015-16 to 486 in 2016-17. Since April this year, as many as 34 lives have already been lost in Odisha due to snake bite. Nationally, the State leads in snake bite deaths recorded in government-run hospitals. The surge in snake-bite death data may well be due to just better recording. “Ever since Odisha added snake bite as a State-specific calamity and announced that ex-gratia for loss of life would be paid from the disaster relief fund, snake bite deaths have registered a sharp jump,” Prabhat Ranjan Mohapatra, Deputy Special Relief Commissioner, told The Hindu. Better recording“There is no scientific evidence to say that snake bite deaths are on a rising trend. We also cannot attribute habitat loss to snake bite deaths. Many snakes reside near human habitations because they get easy prey. Cobra and common krait bites are higher in numbers and the two venomous species are found near human habitations. Russell’s vipers are found in fields,” said Pratyush Mohapatra, a scientist with the Zoological Survey of India.One of the positive aspects of the inclusion of snake bite in the calamity list is that people are rushed to hospitals immediately after snake bite. The process for getting ex-gratia is easier if the death occurs in hospital. The next-of-kin of snake bite victims are paid Rs. 4 lakh from the disaster relief fund. There is also increased awareness among people that they must get treatment in hospitals for snake bites rather than go to black magic practitioners and snake charmers.“There has also been marked improvement in the availability of anti-venom drugs in government-run hospitals in recent years. But we lack ventilators,” said Mr. Mohapatra.last_img read more