Some teachers grade their students on a curve. A straight A student might have their grade pulled down, and a D student may have their grade increased. When students are graded on a curve, the grades follow a normal distribution curve, so only the top 10% of students can get an A, the next 10% can get a B, the middle 60% get a C, students between 11% and 20% get a D, and the bottom 10% get an F.But that’s not how success works. You aren’t measured against your peers. You can get whatever grade you choose based on your own definition of success.The top 1%, the wealthiest people on Earth, may have more money, more homes, and more toys. But that is no indication that they are happy, that they are living up to their full potential, or that that single measurement means that they are successful. Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, and the guy down the street with his own small plumbing business may have more meaning in their lives, may be happier, and may be more successful using any other measure of success.Mother Teresa may have been in the bottom 1% when measured on wealth, and she surely spent her time with people that occupied that financial strata. She chose spiritual wealth over financial wealth.The only way to measure your own success is to measure it against your own definition. But don’t go easy on yourself when you define success.Start with this question: “What do I have to do to reach my full potential?”If you don’t perceive a serious gap here, you aren’t being honest, or you are delusional. If you are willing to be really introspective in answering that question, you just created a lifetime of work for yourself, and you are still unlikely to be able to honestly admit you weren’t capable of more.Answer this question: “What do I want to do?”It doesn’t matter what other people want to do with their lives. It doesn’t matter what other people want you to do with your life. Your definition of success can only be based on what you want to do with your life. And if it doesn’t change every ten years or so, you need to get yourself unstuck.And here is another big one: “What do I want to contribute?”I’ve asked a lot of successful people to define their success for me. I have yet found one who, upon reflection, hasn’t defined it through the contribution that they made to others, some cause greater than themselves. When you are young, it’s easy to measure your success by your own individual achievement. But if you grow up (which is different than aging), you can no longer accept your individual achievement as an acceptable definition; it has to be something bigger than you.Pulling other people down by believing that their definition of success is wrong doesn’t make you any more successful. Measuring yourself against someone else’s definition, especially society’s definition, doesn’t make that definition right for you either.There is no success curve. You have to define the grade yourself, and you have to measure yourself against it. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel deployed in Assam’s Cachar district for law and order duties saved two suspected militants from the wrath of a 3,000-strong mob on Saturday. The two suspects died of injuries at a hospital on Sunday.The six SSB personnel were deployed at Harinagar market in Cachar district to assist the local administration after a strike was called to protest against the alleged killing of five Bengali-speaking persons in Tinsukia district last week.Around 11 a.m. on Saturday, locals spotted six suspicious people with luggage in the market. They confronted them and caught two of them, while the other four escaped, an SSB official said.“The two militants were surrounded by a crowd and were being thrashed when the SSB team, deployed 200 metres away, intervened. The crowd swelled into thousands but SSB held its ground till the SP, Cachar, reached the spot,” an SSB official said. The duo was shifted to a hospital by the SSB, where they passed away.During the search, the SSB and the police recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition from the suspects. Three AK 56 rifles, one Chinese-made LMG (light machine gun), two 5.56 mm rifle HK 33, one 5.56 mm MK- II rifle, one .22 mm pistol, one 12 bore gun, one Chinese hand grenade, 308 live rounds of 5.56 mm, 361 live rounds of 7.62 mm, 40 live rounds of .22 mm, two live cartridges of 12 bore, four magazines of the AK 56 rifle, three magazines of 5.56 mm rifle, and two mobile handsets were recovered.
Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “We thought that we’re going to lose it all,” the mentor. “But I like where we are right now.”Given another lease on life, the Batang Pier knows what at stake on Sunday: it’s win or go home.“We just have to win on Sunday,” he said. “I don’t want to say we’re going to lose because we are tired and I don’t want to use that alibi. What’s important for us is we have to survive our game on Sunday.”The winner of the said duel will face the number one-seed Ginebra, armed with a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals, on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Better chemistry propels Ginebra to next level, says Brownlee Globalport coach Franz Pumaren. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGlobalPort coach Franz Pumaren admitted that he didn’t expect his team to be at this stage after its largely forgettable run in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“Last month, I don’t think we’ll have chance to make it to the next level,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Starting the conference with a 1-5 slate, the Batang Pier almost threw in the towel as Pumaren struggled to find a groove for his side, changing imports from Sean Williams to Malcolm White, and weathering the absence of Terrence Romeo who was with Gilas Pilipinas.“In fact, they were thinking already that we will not be in this kind of situation,” said the outspoken mentor.FEATURED STORIES SPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut GlobalPort made waves and flipped reinforcements one last time and rolled the dice with Justin Harper, welcomed Romeo back, and engaged in a blockbuster trade midway through the conference which brought Sean Anthony, Bradwyn Guinto, and Jonathan Grey to its fort.And the results were instant with Batang Pier winning three of their last five games to wound up with a 4-7 slate after the end of eliminations, enough to force an eighth place playoff against Alaska slated on Sunday. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast
COMMENTS BCCI president Anurag Thakur. – The Hindu COMMENT × Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL null cricket BCCI president Anurag Thakur. – The Hindu SHARE September 20, 2016 With the shadow of the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha panel recommendations hanging over its head, the BCCI will be conducting its 87th annual general meeting here tomorrow with one of the items on the agenda being the election of its honorary secretary.The formal notice for the meeting was sent by honorary secretary Ajay Shirke on August 31 and, interestingly, one of the main items that is to be taken up is the election of the new honorary secretary after duly filed nominations are sent to the BCCI during a two-hour window today afternoon, scrutinised immediately afterwards and list of eligible candidates displayed.The election of the honorary secretary has been necessitated as Shirke was nominated by president Anurag Thakur after the latter was elevated to the helm of affairs of the beleaguered Board on May 22, following the resignation tendered by incumbent Shashank Manohar, in accordance with Rule 13 (a) (ii) of the BCCI’s existing Memorandum of Rules and Regulations.Shirke was to hold office till the next AGM.The election of the honorary secretary is to be held as per the existent BCCI rules, including the eligibility of the candidates, while former Supreme Court judge, PB Sawant, has been appointed as the returning officer, according to the BCCI’s notice sent to all its affiliated units.The meeting will also confirm the minutes of its last AGM held on November 9, 2015 as well as the three Special General Meetings held on February 19, May 22 and August 5 this year.The other items on the agenda include adoption of the secretary’s report, the treasurer’s report and audited statement of accounts for the previous fiscal, annual budget for 2016-17 and other such routine matters.Among the other items is the appointment of the Working Committee and Standing Committees such as the Senior and Junior selection panels under the BCCI’s existing rules, in contrast to the Lodha panel’s reforms that calls for pruned panels which had been approved by the Supreme Court’s subsequent ruling.Significantly, the Lodha panel has also fixed staggered deadlines for the full adoption of its reforms as approved by the Supreme Court and has also directed the BCCI that tomorrow’s AGM must be “limited only to routine business concerning the past year (2015-16)”.Already Aditya Verma, secretary of the non-affiliated (to BCCI) body, Cricket Association of Bihar — the petitioner in the case in the SC against the Board, has requested the Lodha panel — via a letter dated September 17 — to start “contempt of court” proceedings against the BCCI by pointing out the agenda for the meeting.Among the other items on the AGM’s agenda are the appointment of an Ombudsman and International and Asian Cricket Councils and similar bodies. RELATED Remove BCCI top brass, Lodha panel tells apex court BCCI calls SGM to ponder compliance with Lodha reform
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Roger Federer defeated Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open in pursuit of a record sixth title.Federer hasn’t dropped a set in four matches in the desert and has been broken just once. He fought off two break points in the second set, including the last game when he closed the match with a forehand winner off a short ball on Friday.Rafael Nadal faces Karen Khachanov later for the chance to play Federer for the 39th time in their storied careers.Milos Raonic and Dominic Thiem already advanced to the other semifinal.In the women’s semifinals, Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu plays No. 6 Elina Svitolina and No. 8 Angelique Kerber takes on No. 23 Belinda Bencic.By: Beth Harris, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare22 Shares
A New Mexico man has been sentenced to federal prison after being convicted in Sioux City last September 27th following a two day jury trial.42-year-old William Thomas Hill of Bloomfield New Mexico was sentence to 21 years and 10 months in prison by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Leonard Strand.Hill had been convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.Prosecutors say Hill was a leader in a conspiracy to distribute ice methamphetamine in the Sioux City area, and had recruited others to bring meth from California to sell in the Sioux City area.Hill is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.
Everton ‘We have the players to get to the top of the league’ – Gueye surprised by Everton form Ronan Murphy Last updated 1 year ago 20:29 11/26/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Everton Southampton v Everton Premier League African All Stars The Toffees midfielder does not think the club should be in the bottom-half of the Premier League table, claiming that things have been difficult Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye is surprised by the club’s poor form as he believes they have a good enough squad to challenge for the top four.The Toffees are currently without a manager after Ronald Koeman was dismissed following a poor start to the season. David Unsworth has taken temporary charge of the club, but has failed to turn things around as they look for a permanent manager.Everton 11/10 to beat West Ham Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Senegal international Gueye admits that things have been difficult for Everton, and argues that the club are much better than their 16th place in the table indicates.”We have the players to get to the top of the league,” Gueye told the Daily Mail. “We have spent a lot of money to fight for fourth or fifth place.”It is very difficult for everybody. It’s difficult for the fans, and it’s difficult for the players, because we know how good we can be. Last season was great but this season it is tough.”It’s a big surprise for everybody. But I believe we have the players to fight and to start winning.”We know it is a difficult time but we have to be ambitious and look forward.”The 28-year-old has missed just one of Everton’s league games this season, having become a central part of their midfield following a £7 million transfer from Aston Villa in August 2016.
zoom Product tanker Theresa Arctic was refloated after being stuck for two weeks off the coast of Kilifi in Kenya, according to the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA).At least seven tugboats were used to pull the 1988-built vessel during the salvage efforts, which were conducted on July 12. By 1400 hours local time the operation was concluded as the ship berthed at the port of Mombasa.Together with the Netherlands-based SMIT Salvage and the local salvage company Alpha Logistics, the KPA conducted the salvage task.At the time of the incident, the tanker was loaded with 27,500 mt of vegetable oil. Prior to the refloating, Theresa Arctic’s weight was lightened by transferring the cargo on board its sister ship Theresa Dumai.The authority added that the operations were halted at one point due to rough weather conditions at the site which obstructed the ship-to-ship transfer.The tanker grounded on June 20 off the Kilifi Port entrance channel as a result of generator failure.There were no reports of injuries or water pollution in the area following the grounding. The 84,000 dwt Theresa Arctic was sailing from Malaysia to Kenya when it ran into trouble.
Canadian actress Shay Mitchell is pregnant.The Pretty Little Liars star announced she is expecting a baby with her longtime boyfriend, TV host Matte Babel, in a maternity video posted on her YouTube channel on Friday, when she showed off her bulging belly.The clip was titled, Guess Who’s Preggers, and in the accompanying caption, she wrote, “There is something in the oven and it’s not my pizza!!! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “WOW … It’s kind of surreal processing the fact that another human is growing inside of you. It’s exciting, nerve-racking, difficult and emotional all at the same time. Everyone waits for the right time to make the announcement and for me it wasn’t until I couldn’t hide it anymore and was tired of wearing oversized sweatshirts.”Shay continued, “We’re beyond excited and looking forward to starting a family. I’ve learned so much about myself and parenthood over the past six months, and feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface! It’s going to be a wild ride!!”The video features the 32-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., posing for a topless photoshoot, wearing a pair of baggy black pants and boots, while it also shows Shay undergoing an ultrasound and discussing the rollercoaster of emotions she has experienced during her pregnancy.The happy news comes six months after the actress revealed she had suffered a miscarriage last year. Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement Shay Mitchell Advertisement
APTN National NewsThe Taseko Mine proposal is back before the Federal Government.According to First Nations in British Columbia the proposal is worse for the environment than the first one the company submitted last year.They were back in Ottawa to voice their concern.
Mumbai: Actor-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra says her journey in the Hindi film industry was not an easy ride as producers threw her out of their films without giving any reasons. In a post shared on the official Humans of Bombay Instagram page, Shilpa, who made her debut in Bollywood with Baazigar in 1993, opened up about her journey and struggles she faced in the Hindi film industry. Shilpa said it was a “great opportunity” to step out of her comfort zone and that the photographs came out really well, opening up the doors of modelling for her. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger”I reached a point where after a few films my career hit a lull. I tried hard but it always felt like I was lagging behind. It’s not easy to be celebrated one moment and ignored the next. I remember there were producers, who without any reason, threw me out of their films,” recollected the actor. She decided to reinvent her herself and hence entered the reality TV show ‘Celebrity Big Brother 5’, which ended up leaving a “huge impact”. “I was publicly bullied and discriminated against just because of the country I belonged to. It wasn’t easy – I was all by myself in that house! But I kept me going.”
Far Eastern International Bank was hacked by means of a computer virus and some US$60 million was wired to the accounts of the suspects at a Sri Lanka bank. Former Litro Gas chairman Shalila Moonesinghe, who was arrested over the hacking of a Taiwanese bank, was granted bail today.Moonesinghe was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) after US$1.1 million from the Far Eastern International Bank in Taiwan was found in his personal bank account.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Image via encana.com Job cuts at Calgary-based Encana Encana Corp. says it has trimmed its workforce by more than 200 over the past month or so.The Calgary-based energy company now has 1,400 fewer workers than when it unveiled a new strategy in the fall of 2013.When Encana announced what it described as its new, more focused direction, it cut close to 1,000 jobs and has been paring down its head count further since then.CEO Doug Suttles says one of the reasons for the recent job cuts is that current oil prices are much lower than what was expected when Encana launched its new strategy. by 660 NEWS Staff Posted Jul 24, 2015 12:43 pm MDT
by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 28, 2016 7:26 am MDT Last Updated Nov 28, 2016 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ontario pot producer Canopy Growth to buy German distributor MedCann SMITHS FALLS, Ont. – Canopy Growth Corp. of Smiths Falls, Ont., has an agreement to buy pharmaceutical distributor MedCann, which has placed the Canadian marijuana company’s Tweed-branded cannabis strains in German pharmacies.The purchase — subject to approvals — will be made with Canopy shares (TSX:CGC), which on Friday closed at $10.60 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.At that value, the transaction would be worth about $7.2 million upon closing.Canopy would also pay up to 490,000 shares over two years if certain performance targets are achieved, bringing the total number of shares to be issued to about 1.16 million — one per cent of Canopy’s current common shares.Canopy Growth currently has a market value of about $1.2 billion, based on Friday’s stock price.
UN Photo/Mark Garten (file)Secretary-General António Guterres. “The reality on the ground across Syria demands swift action to protect civilians, alleviate suffering, prevent further instability, address the root causes of the conflict and forge, at long last, a durable political solution,” he said. Along with Eastern Ghouta, the Kurdish-held town is now among the worsening flashpoints, as the conflict in Syria enters its eighth year.“We have been receiving deeply alarming reports from Afrin in Syria about civilian deaths and injuries due to airstrikes and ground-based strikes,” Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told reporters in Geneva on Friday.She said that the humanitarian situation is reportedly worsening, with Afrin Hospital, the only medical facility equipped for major operations, being inundated by the influx of injured people.We have been receiving deeply alarming reports from Afrin in Syria about civilian deaths and injuries due to airstrikes and ground-based strikes – OHCHR Spokesperson“There is also a severe water shortage due to the reported destruction of a pumping station as well as the control of other water resources by Turkish-led forces,” Ms. Shamdasani said.She also said that reports indicate that only those civilians who have contacts within the Kurdish authority or the Kurdish armed forces have been able to leave the town.Civilians are at risk of being killed, injured, besieged, used as human shields or displaced as a result of the fighting, she warned, reminding all parties to the conflict that they must permit civilians wishing to leave combat areas to do so in safety, and to ensure the protection of those who remain.In New York, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that “reports from inside Afrin indicate that dozens of children have been killed and many more injured since the start of hostilities in the district” and “for the last 10 days, children and families have suffered severe water shortages as the source of water for Afrin city has reportedly been cut off.”“Families are relying on untreated water and boreholes, potentially increasing the risk of waterborne diseases for about 250,000 people,” said UNICEF Communications Specialist Joe English. Reports from inside Afrin indicate that dozens of children have been killed – UNICEFHe said that there is no official displacement tracking mechanism but local sources estimate around 50,000 displaced people in the city. Families are being hosted by relatives and friends, in shops, government buildings and schools.Also on Friday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres issued a statement expressing his deep concern over “the desperation shown by the people fleeing in a massive exodus from Eastern Ghouta and Afrin.”He said he “profoundly” regrets that the countrywide ceasefire demanded by the Security Council has not been implemented.
Carly Cameron, a MSc student in Applied Health Sciences, is one of the 11 finalists in the Canadian Three Minute Thesis (3MT) contest with the virtual judging underway now.Cameron’s video of her presentation at the Ontario finals in April is now posted on the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) website along with the other finalists from across the country.University communities and the public can get involved in the contest by going to the CAGS website, by May 19, to vote for a national People’s Choice.A national judges’ panel will be selecting first- and second-place winners with prizes of $1,500 and $1,000. Their decisions, along with the winner of the People’s Choice award, will be announced the week of June 6. The People’s Choice winner is awarded $500.Cameron gave a flawless presentation to place among the best at the Ontario 3MT finals, held April 14 in Waterloo and hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University.Cameron finished in the fifth Ontario qualifying spot to advance to the national level. She received a double honour at the provincial competition by being chosen by her fellow presenters — 20 doctoral and master’s degree students — as the winner of the Participant’s Choice Award.This is the second time in four years that a Brock student has gone to the national level of the popular communications competition for graduate students. Developed in Australia by the University of Queensland in 2008, the 3MT challenges students to explain their research in plain language in just three minutes.Cameron’s research investigates ways to make the gym setting a more comfortable and less critical place for women. In her presentation, “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…,” Cameron explains that societal pressures to appear slim and beautiful may initially cause many women to be anxious when they view their reflection during workouts. But when those women use the mirror to develop correct techniques and form during exercise, that anxiety disappears.
Ohio State sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski controlls the puck during a 4-0 loss to Penn State on Dec. 2. Credit: Nick Hudak | For the LanternThe No. 6 Ohio State men’s hockey team (18-6-4, 11-6-1-0 Big Ten) travels to South Bend, Indiana, Friday and Saturday to take on top-ranked Notre Dame (21-5-2, 15-2-1-1 Big Ten) for a colossal Big Ten weekend series.Ohio State has won eight of its last 10 games, but is coming off a loss to Michigan State to split a weekend series.Notre Dame enters having lost just two of its last 20 games with the only blemishes coming against No. 17 Wisconsin and No. 12 Minnesota. It started that stretch with back-to-back wins versus the Buckeyes at the Schottenstein Center in early November.“I think we’re different because we’ve got more experience. We’ve played quite a few games and we’ve played some close games. I hope to think we’ve grown as a team. Our special teams, maybe our power play, is in a better spot,” Ohio State head coach Steve Rohlik said. “Against a team like this, it all comes down to the little things. We didn’t do enough of the little things against them last time here. Hopefully, we’ve corrected some of that stuff.”Notre Dame is one of the best defensive teams in the country, allowing just two goals per game, third-fewest in the NCAA. The Irish defensemen almost act as extra goaltenders, blocking shots while clearing traffic in front of the net. They also can contribute offensively. Senior defenseman Jordan Gross leads the group with 21 point, while junior defenseman Bobby Nardella has 18 points and sophomore defenseman Andrew Peeke adds 11.If a player manages to get past those defensemen, he would still have to deal with sophomore goaltender Cale Morris. Morris has posted some of the best numbers in collegiate hockey, allowing the second-fewest goals-against average at 1.68 and registering the highest save percentage at .952.“You’ve got to get a guy in front of their goaltender. You’ve got to work to get into the dirty areas. It comes down to competing and it’s the one-on-one battles,” Rohlik said. “It’s either our will to get the goaltender or their will defensively to not let us there.”The Buckeyes’ special teams play has been a key for the team when its 5-of-5 play has faltered. The Ohio State power play has found its way into the top 10 in the country at 23.5 percent, joining the top-ranked penalty kill at 90.4 percent.Continuing that power-play success against Notre Dame won’t be easy, though, since the Irish’s penalty kill is fifth in the country at 88 percent.“We are going up against one of the best teams, No. 1 in the country and they are great at special teams, especially on the penalty kill,” Rohlik said. “Our best penalty kill is being disciplined and not taking penalties, and they do that as well. They don’t take a lot of penalties. When we get an opportunity, we’ve got to take advantage of it.”The Buckeyes sit in second place in the Big Ten standings with 34 points, 13 points behind the Irish, who are first with 47 points. With a win, Notre Dame can clinch the Big Ten regular-season title, which includes the top seed and a bye in the Big Ten tournament.The Irish need a victory at home where they have gone 10-3-1 this season. Ohio State redshirt defenseman Wyatt Ege would like to have them wait another week.“I don’t think you want anyone to have that success against you. I think that’s a big part of it,” Ege said. “We know that we are going to have to face them in the Big Ten Tournament too, potentially. I think this is a big weekend for us to send a message.”Puck drop for the weekend series will be at 7:35 p.m. Friday and at 7 p.m. Saturday. Both games will be played at the Compton Family Ice Arena.
Two people died at the party at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown Co. TyroneCredit:PA Emma Heatherington, whose two sons, aged 17 and 18, had been at the event, said she “felt sick” when she saw the police appeal. The service said: “NIAS despatched two Rapid Response Paramedics, two doctors and five emergency crews to the scene.”A source told Belfast Live: “A lot of people had congregated outside the Greenvale and there was a lot of carry on but suddenly all hell broke loose and there was a big panic. People were running all over the place.” “My two boys were there so I rang them, shaking and thankfully got them both,” she said. “They were on their way home at that stage.”They say there was a huge crowd waiting to get into the venue and then a lot of commotion up near the front of the queue, then they said the emergency services arrived and they were all asked to leave.”They came home very, very shaken with rumours that some people had died.” “The people that I’ve spoken to, they’re very shocked. It’s a close-knit community.” Police at the entrance of the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown Co. Tyrone in Northern IrelandCredit:PA One of the teenage boys who died was today named locally as Connor Currie.Tributes were paid to Mr Currie, a keen gaelic footballer, by his club Edendork GAC in Dungannon.In a statement posted on social media, the club wrote: “As a club and community, we are deeply saddened and devastated to hear of the tragic passing of our much loved and highly thought of player and member Connor Currie.”Connor will forever be remembered with the greatest affection by all associated with our club and indeed the wider Edendork community.”We are all in shock at Connor’s untimely passing, to lose a dear friend and team mate is one of the most difficult life experiences you will have to face.”Morgan Barnard, a pupil at St Patrick’s Academy in Dungannon, was also named as one of the victims.The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) said they had received several calls at about 9.30pm following reports of a number of people having sustained serious injuries. “You were an incredible cheerleader and were the backbone of our team.” Speaking from the scene, Mr Hamilton said: “Our preliminary investigations show there was a crush towards the front door of this hotel.”There looks like there was a large crowd of young people pushing up against the hotel.”Cheerleader Lauren Bullock was described as the “backbone” of the Euphoria Allstar Cheerleading NI team.The team said: “Euphoria are absolutely devastated to say we lost one of our senior athletes, Lauren Bullock, in the tragedy in Cookstown last night.”My heart is broken writing this. You were the most down to earth, beautiful soul and our Coral team will never be the same without you. Police check the perimeter of The Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, County Tyrone, where two young people have died and others have been injured Credit:Alan Lewis The 42-year-old, of Donaghmore, Co Tyrone, added: “While it’s not clear exactly what happened, it’s the most tragic ending imaginable to what was supposed to be a celebration of St Patrick’s Day.”Democratic Unionist Part leader Arlene Foster tweeted that her “thoughts and prayers” were “with everyone impacted by this tonight”.And Sinn Fein deputy leader Michelle O’Neill called it a “parents’ worst nightmare”.”My thoughts and prayers are with the families,” she added.Former Democratic Unionist MP for South Antrim, William McCrea, said: “We’ve got to see what lessons can be learned from this tragedy.”I drove past this 10 minutes before it happened, not knowing that 10 minutes later an absolute tragedy would happen. 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. A cheerleader and gaelic footballer were today named among the three teenagers killed at a St Patrick’s Day party in Northern Ireland amid reports of “a crush”.Paramedics were called to the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, County Tyrone on Sunday, where dozens of young people were attending a celebration.The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said in the early hours of Monday morning that a multi-agency incident was under way, confirming two people had died and that two others had been taken to hospital. Just after 7am on Monday, Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton confirmed a third teenager had died.The victims were named as Lauren Bullock and Morgan Barnard, both 17, and 16-year-old Connor Currie.
He lashed out at Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government in his statement to AAP. WIKILEAKS FOUNDER JULIAN Assange has reacted angrily after Australia’s attorney-general said he should be “man enough” to face Swedish sexual assault allegations.The Australian, who has been holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London for more than two years, lost a court bid on Wednesday to get a Swedish arrest warrant against him scrapped.The 43-year-old Assange fears extradition to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual molestation, which he denies.At the hearing in Stockholm District Court, prosecutors demanded that the warrant, issued in late 2010, should be upheld to secure Assange’s return to Sweden.Australian Attorney-General George Brandis told ABC radio the 43-year-old should deal with the claims against him.“I think Mr Assange should be man enough to face the allegations against him of being a sexual predator,” he said.Assange, who denies the charges, fears that if he goes to Sweden he will be sent to the United States to face charges for publishing classified material.He accused Brandis of stealing comments US Secretary of State John Kerry made about intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden.“AG Brandis should stop plagiarising sexist claptrap and start doing his job: defending the legal rights of all Australians,” he said in a statement to Australian Associated Press.The former computer hacker, who has accused his home country of abandoning him, last year said he would not publicly address the Swedish allegations because “Australian men don’t like to talk about their private lives”. Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet “WikiLeaks’ female staff members, who squared off with a superpower over our work and brought Edward Snowden to safety during the largest intelligence manhunt the world has ever seen, have more genuine courage in their little toes than the entire Abbott cabinet,” he said.Assange wants Swedish investigators to question him in London and his defence team said they would appeal the ruling.The activist sought refuge with Ecuador in June 2012 after exhausting all legal options in British courts to avoid being extradited to Sweden.WikiLeaks angered the United States in 2010 by publishing hundreds of thousands of classified documents on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a huge cache of US diplomatic cables that embarrassed governments worldwide.© – AFP 2014Read: The Wikileaks Party got fewer votes than the Australian Sex Party >Read: Watch: Julian Assange’s election song is really quite bizarre >
An article that appeared in last week’s Sunday Mail titled “The Shame of my Athens” has upset members of the Greek community in South Australia, Neos Kosmos has been told. In the article, written by Australian journalist Amanda Dardanis, she describes her life as a Greek Australian living in Greece, and the current demise of the country due to the financial crisis. She said the fault lay with the “selfish” and “deceitful” Greeks who bought this financial crisis on themselves. Neos Kosmos was advised by members of the Greek community that the article was offensive and by no means a true representation of a country in crisis and felt the media were again misrepresenting the crisis and portraying it in a bad light. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram