NSWTA Positions Vacant

first_imgThe New South Wales Touch Association has two positions vacant within its staff. Both positions are located in the Sydney Office and are detailed below:State Development Officer The position of State Development Officer is responsible for the management and delivery of the New South Wales Touch Association development and education programs for playing, coaching, refereeing and selecting throughout the state. The Development Officer also assists Associations in the development of the sport of Touch, working with the Sport Manager, Development Manager, Events Manager, NSWTA State Development Officers and Regional Committees, to maximise opportunities for Touch to be a first choice sport among current and perspective participants. The position has a focus towards an important role in increasing both the quality and quantity of coaches, referees, selectors, administrators and players of all ages as well the quality of domestic competitions. The Development Officer will have involvement from grass root to elite level. This current role will have a strong focus in the Sydney North West, Western, Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers areas of NSW and will be responsible for the delivery of the sport within those boundaries.Position Application: www.austouch.com.au/fileadmin/nswtouch/NSWTA/NSW_Touch_Football_SDO_Application_Package_2014.docCloses: 3rd April 2014Events Administrator The position of Event Administrator is responsible with the Events Manager in the management and delivery of the New South Wales Touch Association Events and the administration procedures throughout the state. The Event Administrator is also responsible for coordinating and conducting the Touch at Lunch competitions throughout the Sydney metropolitan. The position also works with the Sport Manager, Development Manager and NSWTA State Development Officers, to maximise opportunities for Touch to be a first choice sport among current and perspective participants. The position has a focus towards an important role in increasing both the quality and quantity of competitions produced by the New South Wales Touch Association. The position will have involvement from grass root to elite level in the development arm of the sport.Position Application: www.austouch.com.au/fileadmin/nswtouch/NSWTA/Event_Administrator_Application___Information_Package_2014.docCloses: 9th April 2014For more information on either of these positions you can view www.nswtouch.com.au/jobs or contact Sport Manager Daniel Rushworth via daniel.rushworth@nswtouch.com.au or 9558 9333.Related LinksNSWTA Positions Vacantlast_img read more

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Ohio State Still No. 1 In Latest Coaches’ Poll

first_imgCoaches Poll shows numbers 4 through 8.Coaches Poll Ohio State Still No 1 tarean folstonInstagram/Malik ZaireThe first weekend of college football is officially in the books. What did we learn? Well, Ohio State, despite looking a bit shaky in the first half against Virginia Tech, is going to be very difficult to beat, given the plethora of weapons it has at its disposal. But a number of other top squads – including Alabama, Notre Dame, UCLA, Florida State and Texas A&M – may give the Buckeyes a run for their money this year.Only three teams ranked in last week’s Coaches’ Poll – No. 15 Arizona State, No. 20 Wisconsin and No. 21 Stanford – lost this past weekend. Both the Sun Devils and the Cardinal were left out of the rankings this week.In the latest Coaches’ Poll, released Tuesday afternoon, Ohio State remained the No. 1-ranked team in the country, notching all but one of the first place votes. The Buckeyes are followed by Alabama, TCU, Baylor and Oregon. Utah and Texas A&M are the only two teams to enter the poll.Here’s the entire list, via USA Today:1. Ohio State2. Alabama3. TCU4. Baylor5. Oregon6. Michigan State7. Auburn8. Florida State9. Georgia 10. USC11. Notre Dame12. Clemson13. UCLA14. Ole Miss15. LSU16. Georgia Tech17. Oklahoma18. Arkansas19. Texas A&M20. Arizona21. Missouri22. Boise State23. Tennessee24. Wisconsin25. UtahYou can check out last week’s rankings here. What do you think, college football fans? Did they get it right?last_img read more

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Canada signs global pact to help rid worlds oceans of abandoned fishing

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada has joined a global alliance trying to rid the world’s oceans of millions of tonnes of old fishing nets.Canada is the 13th nation to join World Animal Protection’s Global Ghost Gear Initiative, an international alliance of nations, companies, and environment groups started in 2015 to go after one of the most significant contributors to the earth’s plastic problem.“We’re saying this is a critical issue for us to address,” Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said in an interview.Wilkinson added Canada to the alliance in Halifax this week as the federal government played host to G7 environment, energy and fisheries ministers.Fishing gear is a far bigger issue to the ocean garbage problem than plastic straws, water bottles and grocery bags, but often flies under the radar as governments and environment groups focus on single-use plastics that will get more attention from businesses and consumers.Measurements show fishing nets make up almost half the weight of the 80,000-tonne Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a soupy-mess of broken down bits of plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California. By size, the patch is bigger than the entire province of Quebec, and is the largest of five such plastic patches in the oceans around the world.In addition to nets, ghost gear spotted in the patch includes crab pots, oyster spacers, ropes, eel traps, crates and baskets. Fishers sometimes purposely abandon the gear, but often it comes loose accidentally and floats away.Josey Kitson, executive director of World Animal Protection Canada, says the lost gear is one of the biggest hazards for marine life. Research shows 136,000 seals, sea lions and small whales die each year after being tangled in abandoned fishing gear.“It does what it’s meant to do which is fish,” Kitson said. “It continues to fish indiscriminately catching whales, dolphins, sea turtles, even other fish that it wasn’t meant to catch.”The gear, mostly made of plastic, can float thousands of kilometres away and exist for hundreds of years. Kitson said lobster traps with Canadian information on them have been found on beaches in the United Kingdom, for example.Wilkinson acknowledged there isn’t a lot of good data to show how much Canadian fishing equipment contributes to the problem. He said tagging all fishing gear so it can be traced back to its origin is one of the initiatives Canada is looking at doing.A system to report lost gear, as well as improving the ability to remove rogue nets and lines from the water are also necessary, he said.Wilkinson said fishers on the East Coast trying to remove ghost gear are often prevented from doing so because existing regulations prevent the removal of gear you don’t own.The United Kingdom is the only other G7 nation already part of the ghost gear initiative, but Kitson hopes Canada’s participation will encourage others to follow suit.Kitson said her group is also looking for Ottawa to establish a dedicated marine debris program, and add ghost gear to fisheries management plans.“We’re really looking forward to working with the Canadian government looking ahead into the future to make sure that ghost gear is a priority,” she said.last_img read more

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Contract workers taken to Hospital after H2S leak near Baytree

first_imgBAYTREE, A.B. – Contract workers at a Birchcliff’s Pouce Coupe Gas Plant were taken to hospital after an H2S leak.According to the company, some contract workers were affected by the H2S leak on Friday and taken to the Dawson Creek Hospital.  All of the workers have since been released from the Hospital.The company says the incident happened at their Pouce Coupe Gas Plant that is located east of Dawson Creek near Baytree.  According to company spokesperson Robyn Bourgeois, a full investigation is currently underway. Police and Fire dispatchers fielded a high volume of calls on Friday from concerned citizens in both Alberta and B.C. asking if they need to take precautions or be evacuated.The RCMP say at this time, there is no ongoing release and there is no risk to public safety. If the situation were to change, affected residents would be contacted directly as per industry Emergency Response Plans that are currently in place.The Birchcliff Pouce Coupe Gas Plant has a processing capacity has increased to 260 MMcf per day.  Engineering, procurement and fabrication work is underway for the Phase VI expansion of the PC Gas Plant which will increase processing capacity to 340 MMcf per day with an expected startup date of October 2018. “It is not clear if the release at Pouce Coupe was the cause on the incident that affected the contract workers. Birchcliff promptly initiated its emergency response procedures and notified the appropriate authorities. Birchcliff is currently conducting a full investigation and, if necessary, will comment at the appropriate time.”last_img read more

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Are Sexual Assault Charges Against Lamjarrad Trumped Up

Casablanca – New evidence has come to light through the research of an investigative journalist that the rape charges brought against Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred in France may be trumped up.French journalist Jeremstar believes that she has uncovered the identity of the woman who accused the Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarrad of raping her in Paris and is questioning the veracity of the charges.Following the accusation of sexual assault last Wednesday, the popular singer was arrested and taken to custody, pending further investigation by the French police. Despite widespread media coverage of the case, the identity of the woman claiming that Lamjarrad had sexually assaulted her has not been revealed.Investigative journalist Jeremstar believes he now knows the identity of the woman.Lemjarrad’s guilt or innocence will be determined by a Paris court. read more

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Binbrook fire causes 150K in damage

Photo: Andrew CollinsHamilton Fire responded to a storage building fire late Saturday night near Highway 56 in Binbrook.Fire crews were called just after 10 p.m. for a large fire that broke out at 2574 Kirk Road. When they arrived, flames were shooting into the sky, coming from a large workshop on the property. Part of the building had already collapsed by the time crews arrived.Eleven fire trucks including four tanker trucks were needed to fight the fire. There were up to 35 fire fighters on scene. It took them several hours to put out the blaze.A spokesperson for Hamilton Fire said they believe the fire was caused by a space heater in the basement of the building.No one was hurt. Damage is estimated to be about $150,000. read more

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UN staff feel increasingly vulnerable Deputy SecretaryGeneral tells Summit

United Nations staff are faced with an increasing feeling of vulnerability, Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette told the Annual Summit on Staff Security held at UN headquarters this morning. “Such eminently understandable anxieties come on top of the already formidable risks that UN staff face in carrying out their mission in an era when civilians are targeted for violence,” the Deputy Secretary-General explained, “and when parties to armed conflict show little respect for international law or for relief workers and others trying to help the victims.” The Deputy Secretary-General also drew attention to the plight of UN staff recruited locally, who often face additional risk through their association with the UN but may lack the level of protection given to internationally recruited staff.She called on Member States to fulfil their responsibilities for staff security by providing the resources needed to improve protection, by arresting and prosecuting anyone who attacks UN or associated personnel, and by signing and ratifying the relevant legal instruments. “The Convention on the Safety of UN and Associated Personnel has entered into force, but only 62 States – less than one third of the UN membership – are party to it,” she noted. According to the Office of the UN Security Coordinator, 214 UN system staff from 69 countries – 46 international and 168 local – have died in over 45 different locations around the world since January 1992. Arrests have been made in only 15 of these cases. In addition, 265 staffers were taken hostage in 69 separate incidents over the same period. Four staff have been killed this year while two were taken hostage. At the summit, senior UN staff, experts and Member States supported the Deputy Secretary-General’s call for increased measures to improve the security of UN personnel. read more

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Gildan to expand its Central American textile production with Honduras plant

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 31, 2014 7:52 am MDT MONTREAL – Gildan Activewear is further expanding its Central American textile production capacity and looking for more acquisitions as the apparel maker pursues international growth.The Montreal-based company announced plans Thursday to build a new plant at its complex in Honduras that will churn out products in 2016, a year before the opening of a planned facility in Costa Rica.The two plants will contain modern equipment that will increase textile capacity by about 40 per cent and generate nearly US$1 billion in extra revenues, Gildan said.Gildan has been building its textile and yarn spinning operations as the T-shirt, sock and underwear manufacturer builds its portfolio, especially of branded products.The company disclosed for the first time that it is the industry’s third-largest maker of men’s underwear — after Fruit of the Loom and Hanesbrands — with a 6.5 per cent market share, according to the NPD Group.It is currently doubling underwear capacity and expects to further increase its market share with planned growth in 2015.Chief executive Glenn Chamandy said the company has quickly built its retail brand whereas it took a decade to generate a 10 per cent market share in the wholesale screenprint T-shirt channel.“Our ability and our success so far in the share we’ve gained in such a short amount of time just gives you an idea of the huge momentum we have, our capabilities, our cost structure, our quality message, so we’re very excited about our growth in underwear as we go forward in 2015,” he said during a conference call.Gildan, which reports in U.S. dollars, said it earned $116 million or 94 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended July 6, compared with $115.8 million, or 94 cents per diluted share a year earlier.Excluding restructuring and acquisition-related costs, adjusted net earnings were $116.6 million. That’s 95 cents per diluted share, meeting analysts’ expectations.Net sales for the quarter increased were $693.8 million, up 12.9 per cent from $614.3 million in the third quarter of 2013.The positive impact of higher sales was offset by about a 17 cents per share of manufacturing inefficiencies and inflationary cost increases, along with about a 10 cents per share impact from higher cotton costs.“While the rapid pace of change is resulting in some short-term stress in our manufacturing operations to support our growth, we’re confident in achieving the significant cost savings which we have projected,” added Laurence Sellyn, chief financial and administrative officer.During the quarter, the printwear segment earned $129.7 million on $483.4 million of revenues. Branded Apparel earned $15.6 million as sales grew 16 per cent to $210.4 million.The company anticipates posting all-time record quarterly results in the fourth quarter with sales expected to increase nearly 12 per cent to $700 million and adjusted EPS rising about 28 to 31 per cent to $1.06 to $1.09 per share.For the full year, sales are forecast to exceed $2.4 billion with Branded Apparel growing about 19 per cent to $850 million. Adjusted EPS is projected to range between $3 and $3.03, slightly lower than its prior guidance because of charges related to its acquisition of pantyhose maker Doris Inc.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Gildan’s shares closed at C$63.89, down $2.22 or 3.36 per cent in Thursday trading.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter Gildan to expand its Central American textile production with Honduras plant AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Canadian Pacific CEO vows to smooth ruffled feathers with new labour contracts

Canadian Pacific CEO vows to smooth “ruffled feathers” with new labour contracts by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 19, 2017 2:48 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 19, 2017 at 5:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – A new labour deal covering 600 administrative and intermodal employees in Canada announced Wednesday represents success at smoothing “ruffled feathers” among employees at Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP), says CEO Keith Creel.On a conference call to discuss the company’s first-quarter results, Creel said he has been busy over the past few months hosting town hall meetings and negotiating with unions to repair relations damaged through years of cost-cutting.“Over the last four years, we’ve had some feathers that have been ruffled,” said Creel, who was president during the period before being named CEO in January.“So part of my focus has been to reconnect with employees and also to reconnect with our … labour unions, to ensure the things we maybe didn’t get right in the past we can get right as we go forward.”The five-year contract with the United Steelworkers Local 1976 provides for wage increases of two per cent per year along with the additional opportunity for 0.5 per cent to one per cent increases in the fourth and fifth years depending on gains in revenue-ton miles or RTM, CP said. It takes effect Jan. 1, 2018.Creel said the company is working with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference to replace contracts that expire at the end of the year for maintenance of way employees and train running staff in Canada and he’s “cautiously confident” he can avoid a strike.Analyst Dan Sherman of Edward Jones in St. Louis, Mo., said he is impressed with Creel’s new emphasis on customer and employee relations as it will allow CP Rail to better market its services following a period of necessary restructuring.He rated CP Rail’s first-quarter results as “solid,” noting volume growth was positive for the first time in seven quarters and seemed to be accelerating through the past two months.Creel took over as CEO at CP Rail from Hunter Harrison, who implemented staff cuts and trained managers to run trains in case of labour disruptions during his reign as CEO starting in 2012.Harrison left CP Rail five months ahead of schedule in January, giving up benefits and stock options worth up to $118 million to cancel his non-compete agreement. He is now the CEO of Florida-based railroad CSX.CP reported Wednesday that revenue increased one per cent in the three months ended March 31 to $1.6 billion, thanks to higher volumes of potash, metals, minerals and grain.Net income fell 20 per cent to $431 million from $540 million in the first quarter of 2016, due mainly to lower foreign exchange gains in the more recent period.Adjusted first-quarter earnings were $2.50, slightly ahead of the consensus expectation of $2.49 as provided by Thomson Reuters.CP Rail says its operating ratio — a measure of efficiency that balances revenue with expenses — improved by 80 basis points to 58.1 per cent from 58.9 per cent in the year-earlier quarter due to a $51 million recovery associated with Harrison’s departure.But its adjusted operating ratio, which doesn’t include the gain, increased by 240 basis points to 61.3 per cent.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter. read more

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Did The Referees Ruin The Mens NCAA Championship

Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Apr. 4, 2017), we say goodbye to March Madness and break down the women’s and men’s NCAA championship games. Next, we investigate why NBA teams are resting their players early and often. Plus, a significant digit on Madison Bumgarner.FiveThirtyEight’s Benjamin Morris argues that Mississippi State earned every bit of their upset over UConn.Mississippi State ultimately lost the women’s championship game to South Carolina.Neil Paine notes that even though the men’s championship was tough to watch, UNC played ugly enough to win.That was not a good national title game, writes ESPN’s Myron Medcalf.The Ringer’s Rodger Sherman says it wasn’t UNC players who won the night — it was the referees.NBA teams are resting players earlier and earlier, Todd Whitehead writes for FiveThirtyEight.Significant Digit: 16.5, the average number of at-bats that San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner takes between hitting home runs, since 2014. Last Sunday, Bumgarner hit two home runs and became the first pitcher to hit more than one on Opening Day. read more

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NASA Tweetup 150 lucky Twitter followers could witness the Mars Rover launch

first_imgListen up, space nerds; there’s a Twitter contest taking place that might actually tickle your fancy. @NASA is holding one of its infamous tweetups. A tweetup isn’t just some event where you meet other space enthusiasts at a local bar and talk about the latest developments at NASA. No, these NASA tweetups actually take place at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and allow the winners of the contest to actually witness shuttle launches up close, attend special seminars, and go to places that most spectators at the Space Center don’t have access to. In this case, the winners will get to watch the launch of the Curiosity Mars Rover first hand.NASA has done this for the past for five or six shuttle launches now, and it’s not easy to be selected. There are only 150 spots to witness the Rover’s launch. The tweetup will meet up on November 23 to start the slew of activities. The actual launch is set for 10:21 a.m. EST on November 25, the day after Thanksgiving.It’s also not an all-expenses-paid trip; you have to get yourself down to Florida and pay for your room and board, so make sure to take that into consideration before entering the contest.There’s also always a chance the launch can be delayed due to inclement weather, so winners of the tweetup contest are allowed to stay for one more day in the event that happens. Mark your calendars; registration begins at 12 p.m. EST on October 5 and ends on October 7. To apply, you must have a Twitter account. Normally, you register online via NASA’s website and then nervously wait until you hear the results.Make sure to look for the hashtag #NASAtweetup to find out more information. We wish all of our readers entering the contest the best of luck. Please let us know if you’re chosen as one of the 150 lucky winners!via TechCrunchlast_img read more

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Man in his 50s dies after being hit by truck in Co

first_img Thursday 8 Dec 2016, 8:35 AM Man in his 50s dies after being hit by truck in Co Limerick The man was pronounced dead at the scene after the crash at Lord Edward Street, Kilmallock. By Daragh Brophy http://jrnl.ie/3126867 Lord Edward Street Image: Google Streetview Share Tweet Email2 7,637 Views Short URL Lord Edward Street 1 Comment Dec 8th 2016, 8:35 AM Image: Google Streetview Bruff Garda Station: 061 382940The Garda Confidential Line: 1800 666111Or any Garda Station A MAN IN his 50s has died after being struck by a truck in Co Limerick yesterday evening.It happened on Lord Edward Street, Kilmallock, Co Limerick yesterday evening at around 5.15pm.The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries when he was struck by a lorry, a statement from gardaí said.He was pronounced dead at scene and his body was taken to University Hospital Limerick, where a post mortem will take place.No other injuries were reported and no arrests have been made.Forensic examinations have taken place at the scene and the road has since reopened.Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information, particularly those who were in the vicinity of Lord Edward Street yesterday evening between 4.30pm and 5.30pm to contact them at: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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We left Ibrahim with a promise we would do everything to bring

first_img Short URL By Paul Murphy Share Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/3186139 ‘We left Ibrahim with a promise we would do everything to bring him home’ Paul Murphy was one of eight TDs who visited Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt during the week. Paul Murphy “I WANT TO go home.” That was Ibrahim Halawa’s first message to the delegation of eight TDs which met with him on Tuesday in Wadi el-Natrun prison in Egypt.We had come to visit this 21-year-old Irish citizen, on the back of a public campaign spearheaded by his tirelessly campaigning sisters and a Dáil motion calling for his release. He is the son of Egyptian parents and a victim of severe attacks on democratic and human rights in Egypt.He was 17 when he visited Egypt and participated in a protest along with his sisters against the removal of President Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood (also no friend of democratic or human rights), who had replaced the dictator Hosni Mubarak.The new military regime was engaged in a brutal crackdown, which saw up to 1,000 people killed in one night, has seen many thousands ‘disappeared’ and has resulted in prisons overflowing with activists, journalists and those like Ibrahim, who were unlucky enough to be caught up in it.They sheltered from attack in a mosque and when they were taken out they were arrested. Ibrahim told us in the prison that when the police originally arrested him, they said they just needed to hold him for five minutes to check he had no previous criminal convictions. Over three years later, he is still languishing in prison, with no verdict or sentence, and with a seemingly interminable court process, which has now seen 17 adjournments.Hunger strikes Meeting Ibrahim in prison was an experience that will not easily leave me. Dressed in white prison clothes, with his freshly cut hair (he explained that this was for our benefit on behalf of the prison authorities), he made a striking impression. He is, in person, the same articulate, brave, smart, young person that comes across in his letters.He told us about his conditions, which were far from the picture painted for us by the ‘general manager’ of the prison. It is a maximum security prison, with 10 people crowded into his cell, with their feet touching and no space to move while sleeping. They sleep centimetres off the hard ground, on tiny mattresses. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Jan 14th 2017, 9:45 AM Ibrahim Halawa Source: Amnesty InternationalThere is one toilet per cell and no privacy. In a previous prison, he said he was beaten with an iron bar and cut with metal chains by prison guards. He was also punished for refusing visits previously, by being put in a tiny cell two metres long and 80cm wide.While Ibrahim’s resilience is extremely impressive, it is also clear that over three years in prison inevitably takes its toll. He is desperate to be home and with each court appearance (which are mass trials with 493 other defendants), which comes and goes with no verdict, he loses hope that he will ever be free.This desperation has now resulted in him resorting to hunger strike on a number of occasions and when we visited he was refusing food, which resulted in him fainting the day before. He was encouraged by TDs to eat again, to regain his strength and to look after his own health.Meeting with the president We left Ibrahim with a promise that we would do everything we could to fulfil his wish to come home. The next day, we met with President el-Sisi in the Mubarak-era Presidential Palace to convey this message. The contrast with the conditions of the prison couldn’t be starker. High ceilings, ornate furniture and grand paintings made the point that this was a place of power. Wide doors swung open inside the building to reveal the president sitting in front of a massive tapestry of Egypt.El-Sisi said that due process has to be followed and that he has no power to intervene in advance of the conclusion of the court process. However, he said that at the end of that process he will have the power to pardon Ibrahim and will exercise it immediately. With no clear finish line for that court process, this was essentially a restatement of the position he has previously given to the Taoiseach.This idea, of a separation of powers between the executive and judiciary and his inability to intervene in a case before it has concluded in the courts is the central argumentation we heard in all our meetings, including with Egyptian MPs.When I put to the president that, under Egyptian Law 140, we understood the President may intervene in advance of the conclusion of a case to transfer a defendant to their home country where “the higher interest of the state so requires”, he simply didn’t answer.We left Cairo without Ibrahim, unfortunately. Our interventions with the Egyptian authorities at every one of the meetings will have left them in no doubt that Ibrahim’s release, not beef, trade or tourism, is the central issue.All eyes will be on Ibrahim’s scheduled court appearance next Tuesday. If, as seems likely, it is adjourned once more, we will have to use the impact of our visit and the increased awareness that has been created to build an even more effective campaign of pressure on the Egyptian authorities for his immediate release and return home.Paul Murphy is an Anti-Austerity Alliance TD for Dublin South West.Read: Egyptian President refuses to release Ibrahim Halawa but says he can return to Ireland after his trialRead: Ibrahim Halawa set for court tomorrow – his 21st birthday Saturday 14 Jan 2017, 9:45 AM 193 Comments 250 Views last_img read more

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Apple dévoile liPad 3

first_imgApple dévoile l’iPad 3 ! Plus “amazing” que l’iPad 2, Tim Cook vient de dévoiler l’iPad 3, en direct de San Francisco.  En direct du Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Tim Cook vient de dévoiler celui que tout le monde attendait, l’iPad 3. Et il a bien un bouton “Home” !Et côté performances, l’iPad 3 pourrait bien bluffer tout le monde avec son processeur A5X quatre coeurs. En effet, ce dernier sera environ quatre fois plus puissant que le Tegra 3 de Nvidia, ce qui n’est pas peu dire.Le nouvel iPad intègre également un micro et une caméra iSight 5 mégapixels, ce qui devrait rassurer les fans dont c’était le souhait numéro 1. L’enregistrement de la vidéo se fait en 1080p.Autre bonne nouvelle, l’iPad embarque le support de Siri, qui gérera le français sans problèmes. Côté design, on change du tout au tout de l’iPad 2. L’écran affiche en 2048×1536, pratiquement ce qui était attendu.Pour ce qui est de la connectivité, l’iPad ne sera pas un 3G+ mais bien un 4G/LTE et sera donc compatible avec la nouvelle norme qui se met en place petit à petit. D’ailleurs Apple possède déjà cinq opérateurs qui seront capables de proposer son nouvel iPad: AT&T, Rogers, Bell, Telus et Verizon. Malheureusement, aucun en France n’a encore été annoncé. L’iPad pourra également faire office de hotspot, à l’instar de l’iPhone.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Apple vient d’annoncer qu’il aura environ 10 heures d’autonomie et 9 heures en 4G. Reste à savoir si cela sera en vidéo ou en audio… Présentant des mensurations idéales, l’iPad mesure 9,4 millimètres d’épaisseur et pèsera 630 grammes.Côté applications, Garage Band et iMovie se mettent à jour, tandis que iPhoto fait son entrée.L’iPad 3 devrait être disponible en noir et blanc pour 499 dollars pour le 16Go, 599 dollars pour le 32 Go et 699 dollars pour le 64Go. Les pré-commandes sont ouvertes dès le 7 mars au soir, et même en France. Sinon pour tous ceux qui préfèrent l’attendre en magasins, l’iPad sera disponible dès le 16 mars en FranceLe 7 mars 2012 à 20:19 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Gun-control group sues ‘bump stock’ makers, sellers

first_imgATLANTA — One of the nation’s leading gun-control groups has filed a lawsuit against the makers and sellers of “bump stocks,” the devices used by the gunman in what is now the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed the lawsuit on behalf of victims of the Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas. The lawsuit claims that the leading manufacturer of the devices misled federal authorities about their intended purpose and marketed them to thrill-seeking gun enthusiasts who wanted the experience of firing a fully automatic weapon that is otherwise greatly restricted under federal law.The lawsuit was filed Friday in Clark County District Court in Nevada; it has three named plaintiffs — all victims of the shooting — and seeks class-action status. It’s not the first time that the Brady Center has filed a lawsuit after a high-profile shooting, seeking to hold gunmakers and others in the industry accountable.Slide Fire Solutions, the Texas-based company that is considered the top manufacturer of “bump stocks” did not return an email message sent Tuesday through its Facebook page seeking comment. Its voicemail box was not accepting messages and the company has not commented since the shooting took place.The devices were originally intended to help people with disabilities who have arm mobility issues fire a semi-automatic long gun. It replaces the stock and pistol grip and allows the weapon to fire continuously, mimicking a fully automatic firearm. Bump stocks were found among the weapons used by Stephen Paddock as he shot from a Las Vegas casino high-rise Oct. 1, killing 58 people at a concert and wounding hundreds.last_img read more

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Emery keen on reuniting with NZonzi at Arsenal

first_imgNew Arsenal manager Unai Emery is reportedly keen on reuniting with Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, reports the Daily MirrorDespite having been once linked with a move to North London as a free agent, the France international now has a contract at Sevilla until 2020.But despite the setback, Emery is still keen of making N’Zonzi one of his first signings at Arsenal and is hopeful that he will be able to persuade the board to provide him with sufficient funds in order to pursue a deal for the 29-year-old, who had excelled under the Spaniard during their time together at Sevilla.Head of recruitment Sven Mislintat was believed to be initially against the move, but has now sanctioned it after holding talks with Emery.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.The French midfielder joined Sevilla from Stoke City in 2015 for a £8m transfer.N’Zonzi is Emery’s favoured candidate this summer in a bid to reinforce Arsenal’s midfield with Abdoulaye Doucoure also believed to be under consideration.last_img read more

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That was a tough game Schmeichel

first_imgThe Leicester City goalkeeper is happy his side was able to win 1-0 against Cardiff City, but he says it was a difficult match “not just on the pitch but mentally”After chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash, Leicester City had the option to postpone Saturday’s match against Cardiff City.But the Foxes’ footballers decided they needed to play to honor their former owner.And for goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, this match, in particular, was a tough one.“That was a tough game, not just on the pitch but mentally,” he was quoted by The Foxes Of Leicester.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“There are a lot of exhausted people in there now but I am proud of this team and the club. The way everyone has handled themselves has been unbelievable.”“It has been hard. We have tried for a few hours a day to be professional and train hard, but everyone wanted to play and win for his family. His family has been strong, [with] the courage they have had,” he added.“I feel just an overwhelming sense of pride of being part of the family that Vichai built and the extended family of Leicester City.”“It was nice to get a win to take to Thailand now and hopefully we did his family proud,” Schmeichel added.“You couldn’t ask for a better chairman. There are few people who come along in this life that have an impact on you. He had that on me and so many people and the outpouring of grief around the world shows that.”last_img read more

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Solskjaer sure he would agree to stay as Man United boss

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer is “sure” he would stay on as Manchester United’s permanent manager if they asked him to at the end of the seasonThe Norwegian has taken charge of United for the remainder of their 2018/19 campaign following Jose Mourinho’s sacking this month.Victories over former club Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town have since followed ahead of United’s Premier League game against Bournemouth today.Despite Solskjaer’s actual employers Molde FK insisting they have only “lent” him, the ex-United striker wouldn’t say no to sticking around at Old Trafford.“My job is for the next five months, because I’m going to leave them to someone else when they come in,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.“That’s the plan and that’s what my job is at the moment, it runs out at the end of May – actually the end of June but we don’t play many games in June – so my job is to affect the players on what it is all about at Manchester United.“You’re always ambitious of course, but as I’ve told Ed [Woodward, United chief executive] and the owners, I’m here to do as well as I can and, if in May you decide someone else will be coming in, then fantastic, and if you decide it’s me, I’m sure we will agree.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Solskjaer scored 127 goals in 364 appearances for United over 11 years and has focused mostly on attacking play during his managerial career.But, with United having already conceded 31 league goals compared to leaders Liverpool’s eight, Solskjaer is aware of the importance of a solid defence.“I’ve been here for 15 years before and of course my football philosophy is driven by what I experienced here,” he said.“We do go and attack teams, try to dominate games and go into every game believing that we’re going to win, although we respect the opposition of course.“It’s not like we used to win 5-4 every time with the boss [Alex Ferguson]. When we had Jaap [Stam], Ronny [Johnsen], Rio [Ferdinand] and Vida [Nemanja Vidic] at the back, you knew that we could keep a clean sheet, so there is a fine balance there.“And I love seeing players express themselves. It probably comes down to that I experienced more in my football career than I ever believed, so I want other players to have the same feeling when they’ve finished their careers – that means we need to win.”last_img read more

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Bills to Eliminate Harvest Price Coverage Introduced in House Senate

first_imgCompanion bills have been introduced in the House and the Senate that would change revenue insurance policies offered under the Federal crop insurance program, stripping the premium subsidy for the harvest price coverage portion of the policy. S. 2096, the “Harvest Price Subsidy Prohibition Act” was introduced by Senators Flake (R-AZ) and Shaheen (D-NH). In the House, HR 4305, the “Harvest Price Subsidy Prohibition Act” was introduced by Rep. John Duncan, Jr. (R-TN-2). It has no cosponsors. The text of the legislation is not yet available, but previous versions have changed the policy so that only the yield part of the policy would be subsidized, with farmers paying the full price of the revenue portion.Critics argue that the harvest price option could be replicated in the private market, so there is no need to subsidize it through crop insurance. Farmers have made clear that revenue coverage that excludes the harvest price coverage is not worth buying.Out of 1.5 million soybean revenue policies sold in 2017, only 9,111 took the harvest price exclusion. That is less than 1%. Of the many proposals to cut crop insurance spending, eliminating harvest price coverage creates the single biggest savings. It would reduce the cost of the program from about $8 billion/year to about $6 billion/year – savings are calculated at more than $2 billion/year. This savings comes not only because farmers would pay more premium, but also because of the high number of farmers who would be expected to stop buying crop insurance altogether.Senator Flake’s news release explaining his position on crop insurance subsidies can be found here: http://bit.ly/2A44cJzlast_img read more

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Refugee Chefs Showcase Skills

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.comThe flavors of the world were shared by refugee chefs during the first Tables Without Borders multi restaurant event in the District of Columbia.  Five separate establishments gave chefs who are seeking asylum a chance to prepare their specialty dishes for guests between June 17 – 22.  The event was staged in conjunction with World Refugee Week and was an opportunity for displaced culinary artists, who are working to reestablish their careers in the U.S., a place for patrons to sample cuisine from a global menu.Refugee chefs, such as Mary from South Sudan, showcased their skills in the first multi-restaurant Tables Without Borders event in the District of Columbia June 17-22. (Courtesy Photo)Tables Without Borders is a non-profit dinner series and an opportunity for emerging refugee and asylum-seeking chefs to reestablish their careers and rebuild their lives with dignity.  The participating restaurants donated a portion of proceeds to the Silver Spring-based Hebrew Immigration Aid Society (HIAS), which provides assistance and opportunities for refugees. For the event, each chef basically worked as an independent contractor for the evening.“We love raising awareness, but at the core, it’s about helping people in their actual lives,”  co-founder Sam Sgroi, was quoted saying in The Washington Post. “There’s a really good opportunity here for career advancement, and at least, at the end of the night, these chefs receive a good paycheck.” HIAS’ mission is to safeguard and increase the rights of asylum seekers when they arrive to the United States. The organizers behind Tables Without Borders paired chefs from specific countries with restaurants and kitchens that have expertise with their cuisine.The event was started by Sam Sgroi and Sara Abdel-Rahim, who met in the same study abroad program in Amman, Jordan in 2015.  Sgroi and Abdel-Rahim were motivated after witnessing the challenges faced by more than 700,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan.  When he returned to the United States, Sgroi helped resettle refugees in the New Orleans area.  Meanwhile Abdel-Rahim continued her work as a 2017 Fulbright Scholar in Athens, Greece and researched how to most effectively integrate refugees into the formal Greek education system. They collaborated to establish Tables Without Borders as a way to help refugees in D.C., specifically those with culinary experience, reestablish themselves and build a community motivated to support them.“In Athens, I came to believe that, as a person living in a host community, it was my responsibility to help refugees integrate, access public services, and seek out a better life,” Abdel-Rahim told the AFRO. There is no better medium than food – which unifies people naturally around a table – to accomplish those goals.”The participating restaurants in the District reflected the diaspora each of the chefs brought with them from their respective countries.  During five separate evenings, the menus at Maydan, A Rake’s Progress, Espita Mezcaleria and Little Sesame were given a slight makeover to showcase cuisines from Syria, El Salvador, Afghanistan and South Sudan.Those restaurants that participated in Tables Without Borders donated a portion of each night’s proceeds to HIAS and each chef was compensated for their work. On some of the evenings early in the week, enthusiasm of the patrons led to several of the restaurants being sold out.The irony of the week’s event was that it took place as President Donald J. Trump was threatening to arrest and deport immigrants whom he said entered the United States illegally from sanctuary cities. With D.C. being the Nation’s Capital and a sanctuary city, whose political leadership forced the administration to back off it’s deportation plans, the event served as the perfect opportunity to bring these chefs into focus without the glare of the political spotlight. One of the goals of the Tables Without Borders is to personalize the plight of refugees in a time of anti-immigrant sentiment that continues to build through policies being initiated by the Trump administration.last_img read more

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