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Oct
15

John Doyle Second Jens diversity is good but its comedy is mediocre

first_imgAdvertisement One approaches every new Canadian comedy or drama with trepidation. So many mediocre shows, so many outright failures and so few excellent series.Second Jen (CITY-TV, 8:30 p.m.) is a new comedy and it falls into the mediocre category. Nice try, though. As in trying too hard to be nice. It’s a very slight comedy, and on the evidence of the first two episodes it’s a one-note idea that is beaten to a near-pulp of puerility through endless repetition of the same theme.And in the matter of new Canadian TV, it is especially important to have trepidation when approaching a show that’s billed in advance as groundbreaking. Nobody has actually broken ground in Canadian TV for years. Advertisement In this case, the advance publicity is awash in praise for the fact that Second Jen features two Asian main characters and deals, through comedy, with the status and anxieties of second-generation Asian youth. Yes, the title is a double pun. It has second-generation characters and both lead characters are named “Jen.” In case, you know, you might be dumb enough to miss the point. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Oct
14

Federal opposition parties mum on First Nations child welfare court ruling

first_imgAPTN National NewsNews that a Federal Court judge is ordering the Human Rights Tribunal to take a look at a discrimination case against Canada may be big news to some, but it seems to the majority it has largely gone unnoticed.Justice Anne Mactavish ruled the head of the Human Rights Tribunal erred on several fronts when dismissing the case.To many advocates the First Nations child welfare human rights complaint is the important story in the country.But the reaction from federal politicians has been underwhelming.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis wonders why.last_img read more

Oct
13

Associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone said to reject plea

first_imgWASHINGTON — An associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone has told news organizations that he is rejecting a plea offer in the special counsel’s Russia investigation.Jerome Corsi said in interviews with NBC, CNN and other outlets he was offered a chance to plead guilty to one count of perjury. But he says he plans to reject the deal because it would force him to admit to wilfully lying, which he says he didn’t do.Corsi did not respond Monday to messages from The Associated Press seeking comment. His lawyer declined to comment.Mueller’s team questioned Corsi as part of an investigation into Stone’s connections with WikiLeaks. American intelligence agencies have assessed that Russia was the source of hacked material released by WikiLeaks during the 2016 election that damaged Hillary Clinton’s campaign.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Oct
2

Trust and support of Iraqis essential for success of UNs Daesh terror

The team, said Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, must “operate as an independent, impartial and credible accountability mechanism, capable of conducting its work to the highest possible standards.”Second, he said, was “the need to ensure that our work is carried out collaboratively and cooperatively with the Government of Iraq, with full respect for its national sovereignty and in a manner that harnesses the talents, and engenders the support, of all elements of Iraqi society.”The team was set up following a September 2017 Security Council resolution in a bid to help domestic efforts to hold ISIL accountable for their actions: Da’esh’s time in control of large areas of Iraq, between June 2014 and December 2017, has been described by the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) as a “relentless campaign of terror and violence.” UN Photo/Rick BajornasKarim Asad Ahmad Khan, Special Adviser and Head of the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (UNITAD) briefs the Security Council.During his September visit to the country, Mr. Khan heard first-hand from survivors of Da’esh violence, in testimony described as heart-wrenching, and stressed the need to ensure that they are protected, and that perpetrators of atrocities are brought to justice: “the loss suffered by these communities is profound. I realize that the wounds of sorrow remain open and that, even when there is healing, the scars will run deep.”In his December statement to the Security Council, Mr. Khan paid tribute to the survivors who have suffered at the hands of Da’esh, and recognized the “tremendous courage and sacrifice already demonstrated by the people of Iraq in their efforts to defeat ISIL and bring justice for its victims,” adding that, since Da’esh has been driven from its strongholds, including its former stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria, “the scope and magnitude of its crimes has been exposed. Witness testimony has revealed a plethora of unimaginable abuses. Thousands, including women and children, have become victims and witnesses of its crimes.”Working alongside the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMA), the UN human rights office, has documented the existence of 200 mass graves in the northern and western parts of the country, which may contain thousands of bodies, and it is believed that many more still remain to be discovered. read more

Oct
2

SMMT welcomes first step in hydrogen infrastructure

In a major step to diversify the range of low emission vehicles available, £11 million investment has been announced by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) towards the development of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure in the UK.The investment will see the UK’s hydrogen infrastructure grow to up to 15 refuelling stations nationwide, and is part of government’s drive to make the UK a global leader in ultra-low emission vehicles. Joint-funded by government and industry, the project will allocate funds as follows:£7 million – install and run up to seven new customer-facing hydrogen refuelling stations.£2 million – upgrade existing hydrogen refuelling stations.£2 million – acquisition of around 40 hydrogen-fuelled vehicles for the public sector.The announcement was made by Minister of State for Business and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock MP, while visiting Honda, Nissan and Toyota in Japan.SMMT Chief Executive, Mike Hawes, said, “Investment in hydrogen fuel infrastructure in the UK is an important step for the automotive industry. As consumer interest in low emission vehicles increases, the industry is diversifying the range of technologies available with hydrogen-fuelled vehicles joining pure electric, hybrid, alternatively and conventionally-powered vehicles.“This is a major first step in making the UK automotive industry a leader in hydrogen technology and industry’s commitment of £3.5 million to this project demonstrates its confidence in the technology.”OLEV’s investment in the hydrogen fuel infrastructure is part of a wider £500 million government funding pot, which will be invested between 2015 and 2020, in the UK’s drive to become a global leader in the development and take-up of low emission vehicles.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Oct
2

Football Schiano makes statement about Sept 22 accident

After a long bye week for Ohio State co-defensive coordinator and associate head coach Greg Schiano, the Buckeyes dominated Saturday’s game against Rutgers.There were many questions as to how Schiano and his defense would perform following his incident with a bicyclist early last week. Schiano struck the bicyclist on the morning of Sept. 22, and was later cited for the accident.OSU coach Urban Meyer said Schiano was extremely distraught following the incident.“He was devastated,” Meyer said at Wednesday’s press conference. “It broke his heart.”Following Saturday’s game against Rutgers, Schiano was made available to the media. While most questions centered on the production of his defense, he did offer one statement about the events from last Thursday.“In respect to him and the whole situation, it really was an awful accident; one I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy,” Schiano said. “It happened and I’m glad that he’s progressing, and he and his family remain in our prayers.”The victim, identified as a 26-year-old male, was transported to the Wexner Medical Center on Sept. 22. There has been no update on his condition, although Columbus Police Department Sgt. Brooke Wilson said the victim was expected to survive.Schiano said he would make no further comment on the situation read more

Sep
30

Why Jamaica Consistently Produces Top Calibre Sprinters

The race ends in the blink of an eye. With millions watching around the world, a pistol shatters the silence and in a little over nine seconds, a mere 40 strides, the 100-metre sprint is history. The 100-metre event, among the oldest and greatest athletic competitions ever devised, is the ultimate test of nerve, skill and explosive athleticism. That sprint in the London Olympics will probably decide the fastest person in human history.Favoured to win is the metaphorically named Jamaican sprinter, Usain St Leo Bolt. At 26, Bolt has been the runner to beat since winning three gold medals in Beijing in 2008 for the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4×100-metre relay. Bolt also holds the record for the fastest 100-metre sprint ever, an incredible 9.58 seconds.He is an extraordinary physical specimen. At 6ft 5in (195cm) and weighing 200 pounds (90kg), Bolt has the physique of an Olympic swimmer, rather than the more compact frame typical of a sprinter.There are two crucial factors in sprinting ability. One is stride frequency: how fast you can step. The other is stride length: how long each of those steps is. World-class sprinters tend to have very fast stride frequency but ordinary stature, lengthening their strides by applying extraordinary force. Bolt turns his size into an advantage and uses not only remarkable strength but his long bone structure to dominate opponents.His biggest threat is his teammate and training partner Yohan Blake. The only sprinters close to their ability are Americans Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin. But London bookmakers are offering overwhelming odds that one of the Jamaicans will win.Which raises a fascinating question. In a nation of just 2.8 million people, it’s incredible that Jamaica has produced not just one contender for the fastest person in the world, but two. You’d expect the US – the richest nation in the world, with a long sporting tradition and a population 100 times greater – to produce champions.Is it pure luck that Jamaica is sending not one but two of the fastest men in the world to London?It turns out Bolt and Blake are not unique in Jamaica…Read more: Financial Review read more

Sep
30

Victor Conte Says Half Of Baseball On Illegal Drugs

Victor Conte, founder of the infamous BALCO and sort of mad scientist behind the steroid era, said he estimates that “as much as half” of current players in Major League Baseball are using performance-enhancing drugs of some kind.Conte told USA Today, “I’m not going to name names, but I’ve talked to a lot of top players in Major League Baseball, and they tell me this is what they’re doing. There is rampant use of synthetic testosterone in Major League Baseball.”Conte’s comments come after the San Francisco Giants’ star Melky Cabrera was suspended for 50 games for positive test for synthetic testosterone.Of course, MLB disagrees with Conte’s estimates.“There is no way that Victor Conte would have information that would allow him to have any basis on that,” MLB vice president Rob Manfred said. “He’s just making that up. It’s a guess. We use the very best, most sophisticated methodologies that are available.”Many baseball experts believe Conte could not be so tuned into the baseball world to have an accurate assessment. They further believe he likes being in the spotlight and misses the controversy he used to enjoy before becoming an athletic leper.Conte also indicated he wonders if  “Major League Baseball has a genuine interest in stopping these guys.”Ryan Braun, the 2011 National League MVP tested positive before having his suspension overturned by an independent arbitrator, and now this year’s All-Star Game MVP has been hit with a 50-game suspension.Seems like there’s truly an effort by baseball to clean it up based on those high-profile cases. But it would not be surprising if Conte is throwing around big numbers for a cause that would benefit him.On the other hand, an even more forceful assault on PED use in baseball might make Victor Conte go away, so there’s that. read more

Sep
21

Future Shop offers Canadians 32 LCD TV today for 6 game trades

first_imgIs this the best Cyber Monday deal out there? Canadian retailer Future Shop is offering a Dynex 32″ LCD HD TV for free if you trade in 6 games for Xbox 360, PS3, or Wii.The TV is worth $300, but as you’d expect, you can’t just trade in any games. There’s a specific list of eligible titles from each platform, you can’t use duplicates either, and each game must include the box and manual.Here’s the full list of eligible games for each platform:Xbox 360Assassin’s Creed: BrotherhoodBattlefield BC2 Gold EditionBorderlands GOTYCall of Duty: Black OpsCastlevania Lord of ShadowCrackdown 2Dead Rising 2Def Jam RapsterDJ Hero 2Dragon Age Origins Ultimate EditionF1 2010Fable IIIFallout New VegasFIFA Soccer 11Fist of the North Star Ken’s RageFront Mission EvolvedGuitar Hero 6 Warriors of RockHalo ReachJames Bond BloodstoneMadden NFL 2011Mafia IIMedal of HonorNBA 2K11Need for Speed Hot PursuitNHL 11R.U.S.E.Red Dead RedemptionRock Band 3Shawn White SkateboardingSpiderman Shattered DimensionsSplatterhouseStar Wars The Force Unleashed 2The Sims 3Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11VanquishWWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011PS3Same as Xbox 360WiiDJ Hero 2 SASDonkey Kong Country ReturnsFIFA Soccer 11James Bond GoldeneyeKirby’s Epic YarnLegend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessMadden NFL 2011Mario Kart (with wheel)Metroid Other MMetroid Prime TrilogyNeed for Speed Hot PursuitNew Super Mario Bros.NHL SlapshotRock Band 3Spiderman Shattered DimensionsSuper Mario GalaxySuper Mario Galaxy 2Super Paper MarioSuper Smash Bros. BrawlThe Sims 3Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11The offer is good for today only and will be limited by how many TVs each shop has in stock I would imagine.Read more at Future Shop, via JoystiqMatthew’s OpinionOne way to look at this is Future Shop is getting rid of some cheap TVs they have too much stock of while loading up on good games to resell. Another way to look at it is as a very cheap method of getting a decent TV.Although most games on the list still sell at a premium price, that isn’t going to be the case after the holidays. So you could trade the games now, get the TV, then re-buy the games in the sales saving you more than buying the TV would have cost.Is this tempting to anyone? I wonder if it would be possible to go out and buy 6 of these games used today for significantly less than $300 then go and get a TV with them?last_img read more

Sep
21

Play the first ever video game developed in North Korea

first_imgRelatively speaking, North Korea seems to be making some major progress lately. The government just launched the country’s first ever satellite, and even though it’s thought to be out of control and no longer usable, getting it up there in the first place has to be commended, right? And now, the first ever video game developed in North Korea has been released!This racing game is called Pyongyang Racer and was created by a developer known only as Nosotek. It has been commissioned by Koryo, a British tour company that takes people to visit North Korea. I’m guessing they either desired, or were urged to get a game made in North Korea in order to entice people to visit. Clever move. I’m booking my ticket as I type and renting a car when I arrive due to how clear the roads seem to be there.As the infectious laughter of Alabouze in the video above demonstrates, it’s not your typical modern game (jump to the 4 minute mark to see the game being played). If you saw Pyongyang Racer without any prior knowledge of it, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a product of the early 90’s or something someone learning to create games produced while reading their first Dummies Guide. But to give Koryo credit, they do state the game is not meant to be a “high-end technological wonder,”  it’s just a bit of fun.Apparently a complete playthrough will take you about 12 minutes. Along the way you’ll have to be a careful driver and avoid collisions (hitting 10 other cars signals game over). You also need to watch the fuel gauge and collect barrels of gas in order to keep the car running.Pyongyang Racer is playable on the Koryo Group’s website, although I only got music and a totally green screen in Firefox. Maybe you’ll have better luck playing this gem of a game.More at Beijing Cream, via Kotakulast_img read more

Sep
21

Factors affecting Melbournes apartment market explained

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The company that started as the preferred finance consultants to the Alan Hamilton – Porsche Cars Australia Group 20 years ago became Michael Pratt & Associates, a business model formed by concentrating on finance broking for motor vehicles, equipment and mortgage finance. In 1998 Pratt & Co Financial Services evolved with the offering of more sophisticated financial solutions.The business continues to trade today, run by Brendan Barry-Murphy and his son Nathan, who, with a team of finance specialists, commenced SME Commercial Finance in 2005. SME has become a leader in funding new technologies including solar panels and LED lighting through its innovative and flexible funding alternatives. Meanwhile, the mortgage finance division arranges competitive loans across both commercial and residential properties. There was a window of opportunity to operate a finance company that specialised in direct, vendor, and white label finance solutions, and SME Commercial Finance continues to manage a substantial motor vehicle and equipment finance portfolio, with over 2000 clients based in the heart of South Yarra.“We are a finance company specialising in asset finance, mortgage finance, and cashflow lending including debtor finance and unsecured loans for business as well as white label solutions. If your business needs cash at short notice, SME has the facilities to provide a solution within 48 hours.” Barry told Neos Kosmos.“We have been involved in sourcing finance for businesses and individuals for over 40 years – so we really know finance well, as well as what is going down at the moment in Melbourne’s apartment market.”At the moment, more than 50 per cent of new apartments bought and resold in the five years to 2016 in Melbourne sold at a loss research shows, pointing out the exuberance of the market, inflated commissions and poor quality construction for the poor results.“I often get asked a lot about my views of the apartment market in Melbourne,” Barry says. “I don’t think you can have one overall view of the market because it can vary depending on the area, the type of apartment, and how much you have to spend. However, an analysis by BIS Oxford Economics of all apartments bought and sold since 2011 shows that resales of established apartments have seen a much stronger growth than the off-the-plan ones.”In Brisbane and Sydney, buyers of off-the-plan apartments received substantially less growth than if they’d bought older apartments, whereas buyers of established apartments in Sydney achieved the biggest profits when reselling in the same time period, with 25.9 per cent growth. Off-the-plan transactions returned 7.5 per cent growth. Off-the-plan, or new apartments, refer to units where a new title of ownership has been created in a development and then onsold. Whereas established properties include those that have transacted previously.In Melbourne, the average aggregate loss for an off-the-plan buyer – determined by adding up all the purchase prices and subtracting it from the sales prices – was 2.7 per cent. Those who bought established apartments saw gains of 7.4 per cent. Melbourne, Carlton, West Melbourne, and Docklands were the worst performing localities for off-the-plan apartments with 10 or more sales, and losses of up to 7.44 per cent. Sydney recorded no areas with overall declines – the worst performer was Rose Hill, which delivered gains of 13.2 per cent since 2011.“The rule of thumb that property prices increase due to land value, not building value, holds true, according to the BIS research,” he adds highlighting that off-the-plan property prices are higher as the value includes the developer’s cut, while in many instances investors can even lose money due to increases in oversupply of similar stock in the area.Meanwhile, the height prices can reach in a specific area seems to be buyer-dependent as some may be willing to pay additional funds in the depth of time, in order to avoid getting financing immediately. People aiming to live in the property for a long period are more likely to buy off-the-plan even if it means paying tomorrow’s prices. “Based on our clientele and available research, we would advise future buyers to keep in mind that if off-the-plan properties fall in value or were bought for more than their worth, the buyer will need to find a bigger deposit to cover what the bank won’t lend to them.”* As well as providing loan and rental funding solutions across a broad range of services, SME offers access to all of the major and non-major banks through its well established relationships and affiliations program enabling clients to access the best deal based on their borrowing circumstances.For enquiries and more information head to smefg.com.au, phone 1300 ASK SME (1300 275 763) or email sme@smefg.com.aulast_img read more

Sep
20

Geek Deals FreedomPop LTE SIM with Unlimited Talk Text 2GB Trial and

first_imgIf you’re finished paying ridiculously high phone bills, drop your current carrier, and move to FreedomPop. As an early Black Friday deal, you can pick up a three-in-one SIM for your unlocked GSM smartphone for just a single cent, and it even comes with voice minutes, text messages, and LTE data for free. • FreedomPop LTE SIM with Unlimited Talk, Text, 2GB Trial, and 500MB Bonus for $0.01Insert this FreedomPop SIM card into your compatible iPhone or Android device, and you’ll get one month of unlimited talk, unlimited text, and 2GB of data on the nationwide GSM 4G LTE network FreedomPop is using. If those conditions sound good to you, you can stay with that plan without a longterm contract for just $24.99 per month after the trial. But if that’s still a bit pricey, you’ll always have the option to drop down to the free tier. For a whopping $0 per month, you’ll get to enjoy 200 voice minutes, 500 text messages, and 200MB of data through FreedomPop. Keep a close watch on your usage to steer clear of the automatic top-up functionality, and your barebones cell service is yours without a monthly bill. And since there’s no longterm commitment needed, you can cancel or change your service tier at any time.Better yet, FreedomPop offers Wi-Fi calling and texting, free calls/texts between phones using FreedomPop, and free international calling in over 60 countries. So whether you want to keep your old number or start fresh, FreedomPop is a simple and affordable way to stay connected to your loved ones. Heck, you can even earn bonus data by adding your friends.Note: Terms and conditions apply. Service renew at full price after trial unless user takes action. See the FreedomPop site for more information. For more great deals, head over to TechBargains.last_img read more

Sep
19

Comments sought on Clark County shoreline plan

first_imgThe Washington Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on amendments to the Clark County Shoreline Master Program. The comment period will run from March 7 to 5 p.m. on March 22.Proposed amendments will adopt changes to the Shoreline Management Act including an exemption for retrofitting existing structures to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act; update the dock exemption; and add provisions for floating on-water residences. It will also change the makeup of the county’s Shoreline Management Committee.Ecology will compare the proposed amendments with the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and decide if and how to act.Comments should be sent to Kim Van Zwalenburg, WA Dept. of Ecology, P.O. Box 47775, Olympia, WA 98504, or email to Kim.Vanzwalenburg@ecy.wa.gov.The documents are available for view at:• Clark County Public Service Center, Third Floor Reception, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.• At Ecology’s website at http://bit.ly/2oCbVqK• Ecology’s offices, 300 Desmond Drive S.E., Lacey, 360-407-6520.last_img read more

Sep
19

Vancouver Plaza Walmart to close April 19

first_imgWhen it opened in July 2013, the Walmart Neighborhood Market at 7809 N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive joined a growing segment for the retailing giant.It was one of 79 Neighborhood Markets that Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart Inc. opened that year in the U.S. That was followed in 2014 by another 122 Neighborhood Markets and 235 more the following year.At approximately 42,000 square feet, the Vancouver Plaza store fell smack dab in the middle of the typical size for a Neighborhood Market, a concept first introduced in 1998. The market, a grocery and pharmacy, was a break from the has-everything Walmart.On Wednesday, however, Walmart announced the Vancouver Plaza store would join the ranks of a less-desirable segment that emerged in 2016: stores that have closed.The Vancouver Plaza store will close April 19, the company said.“The decision is based on several factors including the store’s overall performance,” Tiffany Wilson, Walmart communications director, said in a statement.last_img read more

Sep
18

I can win England the World Cup – Defoe

first_imgBournemouth’s Jermain Defoe has admitted that he is frustrated at the lack of opportunities he has received at the club this season, but still believes he has a lot to offer England at World CupThe forward has not started a Premier League match since the 17th of December after an ankle injury had ruled him for two months. Since returning in late-February, Defoe has found himself on the fringes at Bournemouth and has been restricted to making cameo appearances.But Defoe, who scored an impressive 15 league goals for the relegated Sunderland last season, scored a late equaliser against Watford with a poacher’s goal.“No-one wants to sit on the bench. If you get to the point where you accept sitting on the bench then you shouldn’t be playing. I know there are still a lot more goals in me.” said Defoe, according to the Telegraph.“I came here [in the summer] as an England player. I worked so hard to get back in that squad.“I have missed the last three squads because I am not playing. I spoke to the manager a few months ago and it’s as simple as that – you have got to be playing and scoring goals.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I understand I have got to be playing. You can’t just assume you are going to get in the squad because of what you have done over the years.”The goal against Watford marked Defoe’s first of 2018 with the former Tottenham star having only managed four goals in his 21 appearances this season.But regardless the 35 year-old is adamant that he can still make a difference for Gareth Southgate’s squad in the World Cup, even if that means coming off the bench instead of starting.“I would come on and win the World Cup, it’s as simple as that. You come on for one minute, two minutes, and if there’s a chance you score. At a tournament, it is not just about the players who start, it’s about the squad.” said the forward.“It has been a stop-start season for me but I can’t sulk.”In his 14 years as an England international, Defoe has scored 20 goals in his 57 appearances at international level and was apart of their 2010 World Cup squad.last_img read more

Sep
18

Bayer Leverkusen sack Heiko Herrlich

first_imgBayer Leverkusen have parted company with head coach Heiko Herrlich and appointed former Ajax and Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Bosz as their new boss.Bayer Leverkusen made the decision to sack Heiko Herrlich on Sunday, with the club sitting in 9th position and having won three of their last four Bundesliga matches.Heiko Herrlich has been relieved of his coaching duties at #Bayer04.Peter Bosz will take over in January. pic.twitter.com/Hrtoy8CJ9J— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) December 23, 2018Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer LeverkusenMatch Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen Boro Tanchev – September 12, 2019 Borussia Dortmund will welcome Bayern Leverkusen to the Signal Iduna Park in the upcoming Bundesliga matchday on Saturday afternoon.“Heiko Herrlich gave our team an important boost last year after a very difficult season and he took us into Europe,” Sporting managing director, Rudi Völler said in a statement released on the club’s website.“We were convinced and determined to turn the corner with him as head coach. Unfortunately, there  has been an undeniable stagnation in the development of the team.“Even though we are within reach of the European positions at the end of the year we find ourselves in a situation after a less than satisfactory first half of the season that makes a change of coach essential from our point of view,”last_img read more

Sep
15

Local Government Association offers twoyear pay deal

first_imgThe Local Government Association has offered local authority staff in England and Wales a two-year pay deal, including pay rises of up to 16%.The pay offer, which has been accepted by trade union Unison, includes a 16% pay increase for employees on the lowest scale point six, a pay rise of between 4.3% and 15% for employees working at scale points seven to 28 and a 4.04% pay increase for staff above the current scale point 29 and including employees above scale point 49.A new pay spine will additionally be introduced from 2019, featuring new scale points one to 43 and 2% pay gaps between scale points six and 28.The pay deal will be implemented between April 2018 and March 2020 for 1.4 million employees, ranging from architects, cleaners, lawyers and school meals staff.Unison has notified The Local Government Association of its decision to accept the pay offer, however it will meet with fellow trade unions GMB and Unite this week to formalise a cohesive approach. Following on from this meeting, the pay deal can then be formally accepted and implemented.Heather Wakefield, head of local government at Unison, said: “Years of wage freezes have left hardworking council [employees] struggling to make ends meet. Following Unison’s decision to accept the pay offer, we want staff to get their pay increase as quickly as possible.“The three unions are meeting this week to agree a co-ordinated position so agreement can be reached with the local government employers.”last_img read more

Sep
15

Salty Donut unveils flan croughnut for Hispanic Heritage Month

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – The Salty Donut in Miami unveiled a special doughnut-croissant hybrid filled with flan for Hispanic Heritage Month.The “Flan Croughnut” is rolled in sugar, baked with Cuban rum and dusted with edible gold.The shop is giving a one-day sneak peak of the treat with Uber Eats, Monday. It offered a four-pack box with two croughnuts and two limited edition “café con leche” doughnuts.The “Flan Croughnut” will only be available at The Salty Donut’s Wynwood location from Sept. 18-30.According to the company, the “café con leche” treats will never be made again. For more information, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Sep
11

VIDEO What You Need To Know About This Weekends Festival Of Trees

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Watch this PSA about We’re One Wilmington’s Festival of Trees courtesy of Wilmington Community Television. WOW President Jomarie O’Mahony tells you everything you need to know about this popular community event.——Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCALLING ALL ANGELS: Wilmington’s UPS Store Collecting Gently Used Winter CoatsIn “Community”VIDEO: Watch A PSA For This Year’s Wilmington Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For August 17In “Videos”PSA: Wilmington Educational Foundation Launches 2nd Annual Business Donor DriveIn “Videos”last_img read more

Aug
29

Antique Brick Market 2019 Global Analysis Of key Players –Daltile Marco

first_imgThe report mainly studies the size, recent trends and development status of the Antique Brick market, as well as investment opportunities, government policy, market dynamics (drivers, restraints, opportunities), supply chain and competitive landscape.The report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the Antique Brick industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the Antique Brick industry, followed by industry news and policies.Download Sample Copy @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3211921?utm_source=ANIL-HTNTop Market Players: NexoEuroamerica, Nomazul, Guandong Xinfengjing Ceramics, Porcelanite Dos, Guang Dong Jia Mei Ceramic, Daltile, Marco Polo Group, Gold Lion King Ceramics, Rondine Group, M S International, Cooperativa Cermica d’Imola, Florida tile, Jin Da Ya Ceramics, Benesol, Ceramiche CoemThe report also offers reliable and veracious market forecasts derived after deeply analyzing historical and current occurrences in the market. The report considers market trends, dynamics, growth drivers, influential factors, revenue, market size, and share and offers forecast up to 2026. The study helps to unveil present and upcoming market opportunities, challenges and improve the chances of Antique Brick business growth. It also aids in reducing the intensity of uncertainties and risks that could affect market growth.The global Antique Brick market has been segmented into vital divisions such as types, applications, regions, technology, and end-users. The report discusses each market segment at a minute level considering their market acceptance, attractiveness, revenue outcome, growth prospects, market trends, and volatile consumption tendencies. The analysis provides a market astute to market players that allow them to determine remunerative segments and the actual target size for their Antique Brick business.The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographiesFor the future period, sound forecasts on market value and volume are offered for each type and application. In the same period, the report also provides a detailed analysis of market value and consumption for each region. These insights are helpful in devising strategies for the future and take necessary steps. New project investment feasibility analysis and SWOT analysis are offered along with insights on industry barriers. Research findings and conclusions are mentioned at the end.Avail Discount on Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3211921?utm_source=ANIL-HTNTable of ContentsChapter 1 provides an overview of Antique Brick market, containing global revenue, global production, sales, and CAGR. The forecast and analysis of Antique Brick market by type, application, and region are also presented in this chapter.Chapter 2 is about the market landscape and major players. It provides competitive situation and market concentration status along with the basic information of these players.Chapter 3 provides a full-scale analysis of major players in Antique Brick industry. The basic information, as well as the profiles, applications and specifications of products market performance along with Business Overview are offered.Chapter 4 gives a worldwide view of Antique Brick market. It includes production, market share revenue, price, and the growth rate by type.Chapter 5 focuses on the application of Antique Brick, by analyzing the consumption and its growth rate of each application.Chapter 6 is about production, consumption, export, and import of Antique Brick in each region.Chapter 7 pays attention to the production, revenue, price and gross margin of Antique Brick in markets of different regions. The analysis on production, revenue, price and gross margin of the global market is covered in this part.Chapter 8 concentrates on manufacturing analysis, including key raw material analysis, cost structure analysis and process analysis, making up a comprehensive analysis of manufacturing cost.Chapter 9 introduces the industrial chain of Antique Brick. Industrial chain analysis, raw material sources and downstream buyers are analyzed in this chapter.Chapter 10 provides clear insights into market dynamics.Chapter 11 prospects the whole Antique Brick market, including the global production and revenue forecast, regional forecast. It also foresees the Antique Brick market by type and application.Chapter 12 concludes the research findings and refines all the highlights of the study.Chapter 13 introduces the research methodology and sources of research data for your understanding.About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. 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