PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Loss puts Ceres in Hanoi crosshairs MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Julian Roxas headed home the match-winner in extra time as Ateneo subdued fierce rival De La Salle, 2-1, to claim its second UAAP men’s football crown in three seasons before a huge crowd at Rizal Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.Roxas’ goal in the 100th minute completed an improbable comeback for the Blue Eagles, who needed Jarvey Gayoso’s stoppage-time strike to send the final into extra time.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES It was another heartbreaking defeat for the Green Archers, who looked poised to end a 21-year title drought when rookie Mohammed Almohjili scored from just inside the box in the 78th minute.La Salle started the afternoon in jubilant mood after the women’s team captured a third straight crown with a 2-0 victory over Far Eastern U in the finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments
LG in the past has shied away from revealing any concrete plans about launching a foldable display smartphone. Though the Korean electronics giant has admitted that it has the technology to make foldable screen phones, it has always maintained that it would launch a foldable display smartphone if there is a consumer demand for such a product. While LG might have decided not to launch a foldable screen phone for now, but that hasn’t stopped the company from exploring designs for a future smartphone.LG Electronics has been granted a patent foldable display phone with a Z-fold design that folds like a tri-fold wallet. The images shared by Lets Go Digital indicate that while the two displays of the phone fold like other foldable display smartphones designs that we have seen so far, the third display attatches itself to the body of the smartphone using a set of hinges.The patent that was published on August 9, 2019 in the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) database shows that the phone when unfolded has the display area that is twice the area of regular smartphone or roughly the size of a tablet. The second display is half the size of the main display. Overall, the device has narrow edges with a small frame edge visible between the main display and the second screen.Interestingly, the sketches indicate that the phone will not sport a selfie camera. Instead, it would come with a vertically mounted dual rear camera setup. The phone would also be missing fingerprint sensor indicating that the Korean smartphone maker is planning to include an in-display fingerprint sensor in its foldable screen smartphone.advertisementApart from this, the phone seems to missing a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack indicating that the phone will come with a portless design and that it will come with wireless charging technology. However, it would come with a speaker grille.LG, in the past, has patent a number of foldable smartphone designs. The LG Duplex, the LG Bendi, the LG Foldi are some of the designs that we have seen in the past, all of which indicates that the company might not be planning to launch a foldable display phone just yet but that doesn’t mean that it might not launch one in future.ALSO READ: | LG may launch a triple-screen smartphone at IFA 2019ALSO READ: | LG likely to launch LG G8X at IFA 2019ALSO READ: | No, LG isn’t launching its foldable display smartphone anytime soon
Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic eyeing loan move awayby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Christian Pulisic is eyeing a loan move away in January.The Daily Mailsays he is said to be considering asking for a loan move away from Chelsea if he is not given more opportunities soon.Pulisic has found himself falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge just three months after completing his £58million move from Borussia Dortmund.The 21-year-old has been an unused sub in the last three Premier League matches – and hasn’t been seen in top flight action since August.Now the American is open to the prospect of moving elsewhere in January if Frank Lampard continues to overlook him in his Chelsea plans. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates a six yard touchdown pass during the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Taulia Tagovailoa is following in his brother’s footsteps to Tuscaloosa. He committed to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide last month. Once he’s part of the team, he plans on doing everything he can to steal his brother’s job.Tua Tagovailoa already finds himself in an intense quarterback battle. The national championship game hero is the favorite to beat out Jalen Hurts for the job, but suffered a string of setbacks during the spring, when a hand injury held him out of a large portion of that practice slate. Now, the quarterback battle could last into the season.Hurts is an accomplished Alabama quarterback in his own right. After winning the starting job as a freshman one game into the 2016 season, he’s led the Crimson Tide to back-to-back national championship games.Still, based on what we saw against Georgia, Tagovailoa could add a whole new dimension to Nick Saban’s offense. Alabama’s schedule isn’t all that tough, so it might take a few weeks into the season, but it is reasonable to expect him to win the job outright eventually.One incoming Alabama quarterback plans to push Tua, though: his brother Taulia Tagovailoa.The two have been teammates before. However, Taulia didn’t make the change to quarterback from center (!) until after Tua had moved on.Taulia is now the No. 8 pro-style quarterback in the country, per 247Sports. It is bold to think that he might beat out his brother, but that is what is on his mind.Alabama fans ought to love what Taulia had to say about playing with his brother. From 247:Even though his brother will have two years of collegiate experience on him when he’s expected to sign and enroll at Alabama, Taulia will be coming in to compete with any and all players.“It’s not going to be easy for him, I know that,” Taulia said.Tua isn’t backing down either. His response, via an AL.com interview:“I’m going to try to make sure my brother redshirts, so he doesn’t have to give up that year of eligibility,” Tua said.Tagovailoa recently revealed that he considered transferring to USC after sitting on the bench last year. Instead, Alabama could have he and his brother under center for years to come.
Editors’ Recommendations It’s football season and that means every Saturday or Sunday for the next few months (depending on if your loyalty is to college football, the NFL, or both), you’re going to be one of the millions of people who are packing up all of the food and booze that they can and heading down to your local team’s stadium to drink and eat your way into a frenzy before the game starts. That’s right, folks, it’s tailgating season, and we couldn’t be happier.Week after week of hamburgers and hot dogs can get pretty boring, though, so it’s important to have a variety of recipes that are both easy to make and delicious for when it’s your turn to bring more than just a couple bags of chips. If you’re in charge of the meats for tailgating, you could smoke a brisket like a boss, or if you don’t have hours upon hours to prepare for the tailgate, you could go with a dish that hits all of the important food groups and can be made in the amount of time it takes to chill your first six-pack of the day.That is where this holy trinity of buffalo chicken, cheese, and carbs come in. A buffalo mac and cheese casserole takes very little time to make, and you’re getting everything you need to ensure that you’re not the fan that ends up falling down the concrete stadium stairs because you’re too drunk. Instead, you’ll be standing, cheering loud and proud because you’ve got a belly full of awesome.This recipe comes to us from pasta company Three Bridges, which creates pastas, sauces, and pre-prepared meals that are free of preservatives, hormones, and antibiotics (in other words, look for them in the refrigerated section of your grocery store, not the dried pasta aisle).Using Three Bridges Creamy Cheddar Mac and Cheese Kit, a couple other ingredients, and just thirty minutes of your time, you’ll have something that everyone at the tailgate is going to rave about, even if their team is being pummeled into the ground.Buffalo Chicken Creamy Cheddar Mac & Cheese CasseroleIngredients1-12 oz package Three Bridges Creamy Cheddar Mac & Cheese Kit5 cup panko breadcrumbs.5 cup milk2 tbsp butter8 oz chicken, cooked and shredded3 oz hot sauce, your favorite.25 cup ranch dressing1 tsp celery seed5 cup jack cheese, shreddedMethodPreheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.Mix the panko breadcrumbs with the melted butter to coat. Set aside.Prepare Three Bridges Creamy Cheddar Mac & Cheese per directions. Add shredded chicken, hot sauce, ranch dressing and celery seed.Pour into a small oven safe baking casserole dish.Top with the shredded jack cheese then top with the breadcrumb mixture.Bake for 10 minutes or until the breadcrumb topping is lightly browned.Let cool for 5 minutes. Serve & enjoy!(Need beer to bring along? Why not pick up some of these India Pale Ales?) 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home How to Make a Cuban Sandwich, According to Chefs How to Cook Steak in the Oven
Des élèves passionnés par la lecture aideront à choisir quels auteurs Canadiens gagneront les Prix littéraires Hackmatack Le choix des jeunes 2012. Le programme littéraire Hackmatack donne aux élèves de la 4e à la 6e année du Canada atlantique l’occasion de lire une sélection de livres écrits par des auteurs canadiens et de voter pour leurs livres préférés. La ministre de l’Éducation, Ramona Jennex, est allée porter deux jeux des titres dans les catégories roman et documentaire anglais en nomination pour 2011-2012 aux élèves de l’école Coldbrook and District aujourd’hui, 19 septembre. « Un bon livre est capable de développer l’imagination d’un enfant, de lui faire découvrir des endroits nouveaux et excitants et, ce qui est encore plus important, de l’aider à apprendre de nouvelles choses, de dire Mme Jennex. Je suis très heureuse d’appuyer le programme Hackmatack et de voir autant d’enfants excités à l’idée de lire et de donner leur opinion quant au meilleur livre. » Chaque année, le comité de sélection Hackmatack prépare une liste de titres canadiens pour enfants que les jeunes auront à lire et ces derniers choisissent le meilleur livre le 1er avril. Les gagnants sont annoncés en mai. Chaque année en septembre, le ministère de l’Éducation envoie aux écoles primaires deux exemplaires de chaque livre en anglais choisi pour le programme du Prix littéraire Hackmatack Le choix des jeunes. Les écoles du Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) et les écoles qui offrent le programme d’immersion française précoce reçoivent également deux exemplaires de chaque livre en français. Plus de 175 groupes d’élèves néo-écossais ont participé au programme l’an dernier. Pour plus d’information sur le programme, visitez le http://www.hackmatack.ca.
Sydney will have an emergency shelter this winter providing around-the-clock housing and homelessness services for both women and men. A new shelter will open in 2019 and until then, the province will invest $134,000 this year to extend emergency services in the current shelter location. The funding will be used to make changes to accommodate women and men. “We know that offering emergency shelter, particularly for women, is greatly needed,” says Derek Mombourquette, Minister of Energy and Mines, on behalf of Kelly Regan, Minister of Community Services and Minister responsible for Housing Nova Scotia. “This is something that community partners have been calling for, for some time and we are pleased to make this a reality.” Next year, the province will begin providing annual funding of $618,000 to help the Cape Breton Community Housing Association to manage a new shelter. The shelter will be a 24 hour a day, seven days a week, co-ed facility with eight rooms for men and six rooms for women. It will also include two accessible rooms. “This funding is welcomed and essential to further develop a homeless serving system and to provide crisis supports and services for Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s most vulnerable citizens,” said Fred Deveaux, executive director, Cape Breton Community Housing Association. “It moves us closer to the ultimate goal of ending homelessness in our community and is an important step in this process.” Over the past year government has increased support to address homelessness in Cape Breton. This includes rent supplements targeted for homeless individuals, housing support workers and trusteeship, and introducing a monthly personal items allowance for those in homeless shelters and transition houses for women and children. “This is a critical piece of infrastructure for those experiencing homelessness in the CBRM. This isn’t just bricks and mortar, but includes services offered around-the-clock such as outreach and housing support workers for both men and women,” said Catherine Leviten-Reid, associate professor of community economic development at Cape Breton University, and member of the Affordable Housing and Homelessness Working Group. “This investment is a vital piece of what is required to get people into more stable housing, and it is so important that the province and other partners have come together to support people who are among the most in need in our community.”
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador’s health minister — whose province leads Canada and the U.S. for antibiotics overuse — is warning that drug resistance could bring a wave of deaths by infection.John Haggie, a former surgeon, says he fears health care could be thrown back to the 1920s, an era before penicillin when pneumonia and other infections were among the most serious medical threats.“They’re thrown at the common cold,” Haggie, who served as president of the Canadian Medical Association before entering politics, said of antibiotics.“I know in surgical fields when I was still in practice, anybody with an open wound would end up with a prescription for multiple courses of antibiotics.”That’s despite the fact medical literature did not suggest such treatment, he said in an interview.Newfoundland and Labrador typically uses antibiotics twice as much per person as other provinces but over-prescribing is a problem throughout the world, Haggie stressed.“There has certainly been a tradition, shall we say, going back 30 or 40 years that antibiotics were safe, they were foolproof, they were going to be around forever and it was better to have some than not.“People have now woken up to the fact that it isn’t risk free, there is a downside and they won’t be around forever if we use them this way.”A federal study found that Newfoundland and Labrador had the country’s highest prescription rate in 2016, with 955 prescriptions per 1,000 residents, compared to about 625 prescriptions per 1,000 people nationally. Prescription rates were lowest in British Columbia, according to the Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System report published last November.It also found that while the use of most antimicrobials was higher in Newfoundland and Labrador than in other provinces, amoxicillin — an antibiotic used for bacterial infections like pneumonia — was prescribed at particularly high rates.The study also looked at the purchasing rates of antibiotics for hospitals, finding that Manitoba, and Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador combined, had the highest rates per capita.Haggie said concerns over antibiotics will come up when medical experts meet later this spring in St. John’s.The Canadian College of Health Leaders and HealthCareCAN, the national voice of health care groups and hospitals across the country, gather June 4 and 5 before taking the issue to meetings of G7 leaders later this year, Haggie said.“I know there is concern at the federal (government) level,” Haggie said. “It’s not as loud as perhaps it could be. To be fair, they’ve been distracted quite rightly by other prescribing issues around opioids, for example.”Dr. Patrick Parfrey, a St. John’s nephrologist and provincial leader of the national Choosing Wisely campaign to cut needless medical procedures, said Haggie is not overstating the problem.“The risk is that antibiotic-resistant bacteria will develop in the community. And if that happens, that will be a catastrophe so we need to reduce our antibiotic use — particularly as the quantity and development of new antibiotics is decreasing.”Parfrey said doctors are not being identified or singled out but can see through the province’s online Pharmacy Network how their prescription rates stack up.“They’re getting information in the system that allows them to compare themselves to their peers.”It’s hoped those prods, along with a public education campaign about when antibiotics are truly needed, will curb overuse, Parfrey said.“I think this is a first step. If these interventions don’t work then other more directive measures will be required.”Parfrey said he’s not sure what more governments can do aside from funding public outreach along with efforts such as Choosing Wisely.“I think it’s a culture issue where there’s a combination of demand from the public and doctors providing the antibiotics,” he said in an interview. “The use includes viral infections for which antibiotics are useless.“There is no doubt in many instances the harm outweighs the benefit.”Follow @suebailey on Twitter.
Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Time was you couldn’t take a step in any direction during South by Southwest without tripping over another Canadian act.This year, however, the Can-con presence in Austin, while still very real, has been noticeably diminished. The “marquee” names of years past — those at the Metric/Broken Social Scene/F—ed Up/Death from Above 1979 level – are nowhere to be seen, while homegrown indie labels such as Arts & Crafts, Paper Bag Records, Last Gang and Six Shooter aren’t bothering to run their own showcases as in years past.Sure, the annual Canadian Blast barbecue on Wednesday afternoon remained a popular festival staple and the one place where you could be guaranteed to run into every single Canadian affiliated with the music industry who made the trip to Texas, and a healthy representation of talent curated by the folks at Pop Montreal, Halifax Pop Explosion, M for Montreal and BreakOutWest took over Canada House at Swan Dive on Thursday and Friday. Advertisement
Advertisement Kiawenti:io Tarbell, a Mohawk actor from Akwesasne, will portray Ka’kwet, an independent, resilient Mi’kmaq girl in the third season of Anne with an E. (CBC) Advertisement Anne with an E producers said in a release Tuesday that they conducted an open-call search across Canada to find their perfect Ka’kwet. Two hundred and thirty candidates auditioned in person or via tape. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Amybeth McNulty stars as Anne Shirley in Anne with an E. (CBC) A 12-year-old Indigenous actor is joining the cast of Anne with an E after an extensive cross-country search, show producers say.Kiawenti:io Tarbell, a Mohawk actor from Akwesasne, will portray Ka’kwet, an independent, resilient Mi’kmaq girl who befriends Anne Shirley-Cuthbert in the much beloved coming-of-age series.Principal photography has begun on Season 3 of Anne with an E, which is the most nominated drama at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards. It has 15 nominations tied with Schitt’s Creek. Advertisement Login/Register With: “Season 3 promises to be our most intense yet, with storylines about inclusion, romance, pathos, and growing pains for all our characters. It’s a big, bold season,” show creator and executive producer Moira Walley-Beckett said in the release.In addition to Tarbell, Brandon Oakes of Arctic Air and Dana Jeffrey of Heartland will also join the regular cast members that include Amybeth McNulty (Anne), Geraldine James (Marilla Cuthbert) and R.H. Thomson (Matthew Cuthbert).The third season of Anne with an E airs on CBC and Netflix later this year.CBC NEWS Twitter
Northern Province Health Minister P Sathyalingam has resigned from his post.The provincial Minister handed over his resignation letter today.
The Deputy Secretary-General will travel from 9 to 12 September to Turin, where she will visit the UN Staff College, the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI).On 10 September, Ms. Fréchette will receive an honorary degree in Political Science from the University of Turin. Following the acceptance of her degree, she is expected to make a statement on globalization, the spokesman said.
Only 8 per cent of people – fewer than one in 10 – live in countries providing favourable economic security, according to the survey produced by the International Labour Organization (ILO). A socio-economic safety net, rather than income level, not only promotes personal well-being, happiness and tolerance but also benefits growth, development and social stability, it says.”Unless we can make our societies more equal and the global economy more inclusive, very few will achieve economic security or decent work,” ILO Director-General Juan Somavia said in connection with the study’s release in Geneva. The report marks the first attempt to measure global economic security as perceived by ordinary people and was based on detailed household and workplace surveys covering over 48,000 workers and more than 10,000 workplaces worldwide. Survey results paint a mixed global picture, showing that some lower-income countries achieve higher levels of economic security than certain rich nations. South and South-East Asia have a greater share of global economic security – 14 per cent – than their share of world income – 7 per cent. By contrast, Latin American States provide their citizens with less economic security. Other key findings of the survey include:The most important determinant of national happiness is the extent of income security, measured in terms of income protection and a low degree of income inequality.Employment security is diminishing almost everywhere, due to the informalization of economic activities, outsourcing and regulatory reforms.Job security – defined as a position with good prospects of satisfying work and a career – is weak in most countries. Women usually experience more employment insecurity on average than men and face more types of insecurity. Political democracy and civil liberties significantly increase economic security but economic growth has only a weak impact on security over the longer-term.
by Julie Carr Smyth, The Associated Press Posted Mar 17, 2016 6:29 am MDT Last Updated Mar 17, 2016 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this Wednesday, March 9, 2016, photo technicians Gene Bowshier, left, and Jon Osler work on Acura’s next-generation supercar, the NSX, at its new Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio. The next generation of Acura’s top-of-the-line NSX is ready to begin full production in Ohio in late April. It’s the first time in the showcase car’s 27-year history that it will be made outside of Japan. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) Acura brings NSX specialty car production to US MARYSVILLE, Ohio – The next generation of Acura’s top-of-the-line NSX is ready to begin full production in Ohio in late April — the first time in the car’s 27-year history that it will be made outside of Japan.Honda Motor Co. confirmed the start of production of its new specialty car on Thursday. It will make 800 per year in Ohio for global shipment.Honda’s decision to build its top Acura specialty car in North America is a conscious decision to tap the U.S. market and distinguish itself from European competitors, such as Lamborghini, Ferrari and others, said engineering project leader Clement D’Souza.“The new level of craftsmanship that we are promoting through this car, the technology that we are putting into this car, cascading down to the rest of our vehicles, will also help the brand image,” he said. “Overall, companywide, it’s going to be a huge boost not only to the Acura brand, but also to the Honda brand global-wide.”The 2017 NSX starts at $156,000. It features a 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V-6 engine with 573 horsepower that is hand-built in nearby Anna, Ohio. It’s an all-wheel-drive hybrid, with three electric motors that assist in acceleration and handling.It’s been about four years in development. Acura announced plans to bring back the NSX — which was last produced in 2005 — at the 2012 auto show in Detroit.Matt DeLorenzo, managing editor at Kelley Blue Book, said the U.S. is going to be one of the car’s biggest markets and Acura is looking to American production of the automobile as both a convenience and a selling point to customers.A gleaming, spacious production facility — with windowed views onto painting, quality testing and other processes often hidden from view — is intended so potential buyers can see the process up close, he said. The centrally located Midwest state could be an attractive closer-to-home alternative than Honda’s Takanezawa plant in Japan.“It’s a lot easier to get to Columbus than it is to Tochigi,” DeLorenzo said.The plant where the car is being built was constructed from the ground up to incorporate what the company says is an ideal synergy of human labour and machine technology.Each component is hand assembled and each of 547 bolts is hand-started and manually tightened by a master technician. Meanwhile, significant portions of the welding, painting and assembly work are completed by highly specialized robots, one nicknamed the T-Rex.“We have questioned everything,” said Doug Duff, who handles vehicle quality testing at the centre. “By questioning everything we have done, it’s led to a lot of new ideas.” That includes 21 U.S. patent applications associated with the manufacturing process.The facility has been operating four, 10-hour shifts a week as ramps up to a full production schedule of 8 to 10 cars daily.Its assembly line is also operated by around 100 humans, who manually push vehicles mounted on dollies from station to station every 62 minutes. By contrast, a traditional assembly station at the company’s neighbouring Honda plant is completed in 52 seconds.Executive vice-president Tom Shoupe said it’s significant that, over Acura’s now 30-year history, more than half of its cars sold in the U.S. were also manufactured in North America. He said it is part of a company vision laid out in 1987 to bring its products closer to its customers.The 9,000 NSX’s sold in the U.S. between 1991 and 2005 were made in Japan.
The “unacceptable” situation that Cyprus finds itself in – still divided after 40 years of numerous Security Council resolutions that call for its reunification – is an example of the harm that can result from the non-enforcement of United Nations decisions, the president of the island nation told the General Assembly today.“Should decisions or resolutions based on international law or condemning violations of human rights not be implemented or enforced….regional differences and conflicts can indefinitely be prolonged, serving the petty interests and expedience of their perpetrators, President Nicos Anastasiades, told the high-level debate of the Assembly’s 68th session, now in its third day and set to wrap up on 1 October.The UN has been facilitating talks between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leadership, with a view to the eventual establishment of a federal government with a single international personality, consisting of a Turkish Cypriot Constituent State and a Greek Cypriot Constituent State, each of equal status.The UN has maintained a peacekeeping force on the island (UNFICYP) since 1964, when inter-communal fighting erupted.On the sidelines of the Assembly, on Monday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and President Anastasiades met to discuss talks on preparations for the resumption of negotiations aimed at achieving a comprehensive settlement.“A comprehensive settlement is not only desirable, but should not be further delayed,” Mr. Anastasiades said in his remarks today, calling on Turkey and his Turkish Cypriot compatriots to become partners in the effort for the reunification of a peaceful, secure and prosperous homeland.”Welcoming the positive response of Turkey to his proposals on meetings, he expressed hope that the response will be followed up through “practical and substantial steps and the adoption of a constructive attitude, guided by good faith.” President Anastasiades is one of scores of leaders to speak at the annual General Assembly session at which heads of State and Government and other high-level officials will present their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance.The President is one of scores of leaders to speak at the annual General Assembly session at which heads of State and Government and other high-level officials will present their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance.
A new Brock University football league will help teach Niagara youths the X’s and O’s of the game, without the big hits.The Brock Sports Youth Flag Football League will run Mondays and Wednesday from May 29 to Aug. 9 on the University’s artificial turf Alumni Field.The league is part of the CFL Flag initiative, and is designed to be a fun environment for boys and girls between six and 15 years old who have either never played the game before or would like to keep playing under flag football rules.“Brock has decided to run a youth flag football league because there are no other leagues in the region,” said Megan Locker, Intramural and PALS Co-ordinator, Brock Sports. “It is also another way to introduce kids to Brock University and all it has to offer.”“We’re thrilled to partner with the CFL because their mandate matches our plan to extend our reach into the community and develop youth leagues,” said Brock Sports Director Neil Lumsden. “We have a great platform to build sport in the Niagara region and with the CFL at our side, flag football is a tremendous place to start.”The league will include one practice and one game each week between 6 and 8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesday (no league on July 3 or Aug. 7).The cost is $125 per child and parking during league times is included in the price.Volunteer coaches and assistant coaches are also needed for the league. Coaches will be provided with training, as well as the equipment they need to run the practices and games.For more information on volunteering or registering a child in the league, contact Megan Locker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Riding a four-game winning steak, the Ohio State baseball team is set to take on Michigan State for a three-game series at home this weekend. OSU is sitting at 15-6 on the season, but senior shortstop Kirby Pellant said those losses aren’t holding the team back. “We lost some games we shouldn’t have lost, but right now everything is clicking,” Pellant said. “The confidence is coming around right on time and we feel like we can play with anyone.” Pellant was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday after going 6-for-9 with a double, a home run, seven RBI and two runs scored in the Buckeyes’ 7-0 shutout of Purdue Saturday. Pellant walked four times and had a pair of sacrifice bunts. His four hits were a career-high and his home run was the first of his career. Redshirt senior second baseman Ryan Cypret added that the team as a whole seems to be getting better each week. “It’s been a process since the beginning of the year, and every weekend has been an improvement,” Cypret said. “Pitching has already set the bar high and the hitting has stayed to game plan. We are starting to know our identity at the plate.” The Buckeyes haven’t played since their 7-0 shutout at Purdue on Saturday because games against Toledo on Tuesday and Ohio University on Wednesday were canceled due to weather and field conditions. Redshirt senior outfielder Joe Ciamacco said the cancellations haven’t disheartened the team. “We just try to stay loose and have fun,” Ciamacco said. “The weather really doesn’t affect us. So as long as we’re winning and doing what we are supposed to do, it doesn’t really bother us.” The Buckeyes likely face a tough test this weekend in Michigan State. The Spartans are 13-7 this season and are on a seven-game win streak. The series against OSU will be the team’s first conference games of the year. MSU senior outfielder Jordan Keur is a standout for the Spartans, batting .338 with 14 RBI. Senior pitcher Andrew Waszak has a 1.56 ERA and a 3-1 record in 40.1 innings pitched. Both players were named Big Ten Players to Watch for the season. With the unexpected extra time to focus on MSU, OSU coach Greg Beals said the Buckeyes have been working hard to keep the winning mentality alive. “This team has the understanding it’s not about series, it’s about game-to-game, and they know every game matters in the conference standings at the end of the year,” Beals said. “We’re striving for excellence and we want to take care of every opportunity that we have.” OSU is set to take the field against the Spartans at 6:35 p.m. Friday at Bill Davis Stadium.
“I love this show more than anything, and I love you, but this is beyond my control.”The cancelled shows are in London, Manchester, Zurich, Koln, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Paris and Berlin and Rio. Lady Gaga has cancelled the last 10 dates on the European leg of her world tour due to “severe pain”. In a statement shared from the 31-year-old singer’s Twitter account, the star told fans she needed to “put myself and my well-being first” just days after she took to the stage in Birmingham.Gaga – real name Stefani Joanne Germanotta – suffers from fibromyalgia, a long-term condition that can cause chronic pain all over the body.There is no cure for the condition, and the cause is unknown, but it can be triggered by physically or emotionally stressful events.In the statement she wrote: “We’re cancelling the last 10 shows of my Joanne World Tour. Credit:JAWA/JAWA 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.
North Ayrshire and Arran MP Patricia Gibson added: “Lizanne is a much-loved face on the island. She’s settled down there, she has a husband and a business, and she’s well known in the community. There’s absolutely no reason or logic to this decision by the Home Office.”Ms Zietsman applied to extend her spousal visa earlier this year but was unsuccessful because her business earnings from 2017 did not meet the required threshold.A subsequent application for leave to remain on the basis of the right to a family life was refused. Home Office officials ordered the 37-year-old to leave the country in just 28 days on June 19. A spokesman said: “All applications are considered on their individual merits, on the basis of the evidence provided and in accordance with the immigration rules.”Mr Malpas said had been “overwhelmed” by support from residents on the island despite their predicament.”It’s the spirit of the community, everyone just piles in and offers a hand. You don’t get that in many places,” he said. 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. The couple moved to Arran in 2016 and opened a sandwich shop the following yearCredit:Triangle News In 2017, an official report predicted that the number of residents on Arran, which has a population of around 4,500, aged between 18 and 64-years-old will drastically drop by 47 per cent by 2026.Restaurant owner Tim James said: “It seems unjust. It would be horrendous for the island community. “We are a dying community. There are more and more people moving back to cities from the rural areas.”It’s our lifeline to get young people who want to be here and create good working enterprises that create employment and prosperity.” Residents on a Scottish island have pleaded with Home Office officials not to deport a millenial shopkeeper because the community is “dying” and in desperate need of young inhabitants.Lizanne Zietsman, a 37-year-old South African national, has lived on the Isle of Arran since April 2016 after moving with her now husband John Malpas, whom she first met on the island in 2006.The couple opened a sandwich shop catering to tourists in 2017 but now face being apart from one another after the Home Office ordered her to leave Britain. Her enforced departure has prompted outrage from islanders who claim Arran is a “dying community” and in desperate need of younger faces.A petition urging the Home Office to overturn its decision has collected 5,500 signatures.
Gascoyne Resources Ltd provides an update on the commissioning and performance test of the new 2.5 Mt/y processing plant and ramp up of operations at its 100% owned Dalgaranga gold project.Dalgaranga contains a Measured, Indicated and Inferred Resource of 31.1 Mt @ 1.3 g/t Au, which is inclusive of Proved and Probable Ore Reserves of 15.3 Mt @ 1.3 g/t Au. The company remains focused not only on ramping up to full production, but also an ongoing aggressive exploration effort aimed at increasing the mine life towards eight to ten years, as well as progressing the Glenburgh gold project, its second +1.0 Moz gold project in Western Australia.Design mill throughput rate of 2.5 Mt/y consistently achievedOverall process plant availability has exceeded expectations +95% month to dateGold recovery of +94% consistently achieved so far in JulyDuring the plant commissioning, a total of ~7,400 oz have been recovered to dateMining ramp up is continuing, with maximum scheduled LOM mining rates expected to be achieved late in the current quarterCommercial production expected late in the current quarter or early next quarterDelivery into the existing A$1,716 gold hedges has commencedCash balance of A$25.1 million at the end of June.The 2.5 Mt/y processing plant has now been fully commissioned and a performance test completed to confirm that it meets the design criteria. The test confirmed that all aspects of the processing plant are running at least at nameplate capacity and in many cases better than expected. The performance test showed:Crusher throughputs well above design throughput of 360 t/h and up to 450 t/h achievedMilling rate of 300 t/h achieved (annualised rate of 2.5 Mt/y) and up to 365 t/h achievedPlant availability of 99% during the test (+95% for Month to Date)Gold recovery of 94% for duration of test (94.1% Month to Date).