15 Oct

Condé​ Nast drops photographer Terry Richardson after misconduct claims

first_img Facebook Condé Nast International says it is severing ties with Terry Richardson, the U.S. fashion photographer who has faced allegations of sexual misconduct.The company’s magazines include Vogue, GQ, Glamour and Vanity Fair.In an email published by the Daily Telegraph, executive vice president and chief operating officer James Woolhouse told Conde Nast country presidents that the company “would like to no longer work with” Richardson. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Terry Richardson has faced numerous allegations of sexual assaultIMAGE: REX FEATURESHis career took off in New York in 1994IMAGE: REX FEATURESHe has worked with hundreds of stars, including Rihanna – IMAGE: EROTEMEcenter_img He said completed but unpublished work “should be killed and substituted with other material.”Condé Nast confirmed the content of the email Tuesday, but declined to comment further.Richardson’s agent did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Richardson has previously denied mistreating models.Richardson has photographed stars including Beyoncé, Rihanna and Lady Gaga and directed Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball video.The Associated Press Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

13 Oct

Collapsed Mexico school raises questions about quake codes

first_imgMEXICO CITY – On paper at least, the Mexico City school appeared to be structurally sound and built to withstand a major earthquake. But it collapsed, killing 26 people, most of them children. And now authorities are looking into whether an apartment reportedly built on top of the two-story school was to blame.Claudia Sheinbaum, the borough president of the southern Mexico City district where the school went down in the 7.1 magnitude quake, told a news conference Tuesday that the school appeared to have its paperwork in order, at least according to documents filed by architects and engineers who supposedly inspected the structure. She said an investigation was being launched to look for any abnormalities not revealed in those documents.“We can’t stop just with the paperwork,” Sheinbaum said. “We are going to do a review of the building itself.”Authorities said that the owner of the privately owned Enrique Rebsamen school built an apartment for herself on top of the collapsed wing, which local media said included a Jacuzzi, and were looking into whether the extra weight may have played a role in the collapse.Sheinbaum said she didn’t know if that was true, but said the owner, Mónica García Villegas, had a permit dating back to 1983 to build a school and apartments on the lot, though it was unclear whether she had permission to add a third story to the section of the school that collapsed.The school was just one of dozens of buildings that collapsed in the Sept. 19 quake that killed at least 333 people, 194 of them in Mexico City. Questions have been raised about whether new building standards put in place after a 1985 quake that killed 9,500 people had been adequately followed.Although construction began on the school in 1983 — two years before the new codes went into effect — it was expanded over the next 34 years with no evidence of noncompliance, Sheinbaum said. She said the only immediately evident paper work problems during that time were two cases of unregistered expansion work, and Garcia Villegas paid a fine for not registering the work and was allowed to proceed.On Tuesday, Meyer Klip Gervita, head of the Institute of Administrative Verification, said that earlier this year authorities had asked the school to stop operating because no record of its zoning permit could be found. But the school appealed and remained open while the case made its way through court. The apparent violation was not enough to force the school’s closure. The institute was created to ensure compliance with city building ordinances among other responsibilities.Phone calls to a number registered to Garcia Villegas, who was pulled alive from the rubble, rang unanswered.Seismologists and engineers say the Mexico City buildings most at risk in a quake are those, like the school building, that were built atop an Aztec-era lake bed, where the muddy soil can amplify earthquake waves.But, although an architect signed a document certifying the school was structurally sound, experts questioned the method used to evaluate it, which Sheinbaum said involved piling sandbags on its upper floors to simulate 85 per cent of the structure’s maximum design-carrying weight, and then measuring the resulting floor sag.Kit Miyamoto, a structural engineer and California Seismic Safety Commissioner, said sandbags can’t test for earthquake resistance.“Seismic is a lateral force, so if you just put a whole bunch of sandbags it is not going to tell you the story of the seismic capacity of the building at all,” Miyamoto said. “You can do testing, to determine what kind of reinforcement” a building has, including ground-penetrating radar or exposing rebar.The school’s first wing was built in 1983, but other additions and floors were added over the years, said Francisco Garcia Alvarez, president of the Mexican Society of Structural Engineers, who evaluated the school site after its collapse.A third floor appeared to have been added recently to the original 1983 structure that was toppled in the quake, raising questions about what construction permits, if any, the school had obtained, how recently it had been inspected and what architectural plans were submitted in the first place. Paper work filed as recently as June by a private architect working for the school asserted that the parcel had not been modified in a way that would violate the permitted land use.The quake, whose epicenter was only about 100 miles from the capital, hit the city’s south side where the school is located with a force much stronger than the original school structure was built to withstand in the early 1980s, Garcia Alvarez said.That caused a failure in the building’s joints where the columns met the beams, he said, noting that the addition of a third floor would have added more weight to the structure. Still, he said, its possible role in the collapse needed further study.Sheinbaum, who is widely expected to run for mayor, faces heightened political scrutiny over the school’s collapse, which killed 19 children and seven adults, leaving behind a pile of wreckage still visible in a cordoned-off street of the leafy neighbourhood manned by soldiers.“We all just keep working, but then all of a sudden it hits you,” said Alfonso Martinez, one of hundreds of volunteers who have been ferrying shovels, hard hats, food and water to rescue workers since the earthquake struck last week. “People are going in and out of grief about all the lives that were lost.”Neighbours said that the school had grown quickly over the years and they had noted new construction. “We saw there was a third floor put on there but we didn’t suspect someone was living there,” said Juan Antonio Gudino. “I just thought it was an office.”Across Mexico City, some 40 buildings collapsed in the earthquake and some 500 others were so severely damaged they will either have to be demolished or receive major structural reinforcement, according to Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera. Another 1,300 are reparable, and about 10,000 buildings inspected so far were found to be habitable.Still, experts stressed that reforms to building codes following the 1985 earthquake had lowered the number of casualties. But, they said, more needed to be done to ensure compliance.“From what we can tell the new codes worked well, and helped avoid more harm,” said Eduardo Miranda, a professor in Stanford University’s civil and structural engineering department, who evaluated buildings following the quake. “But some of these buildings may have failed because people did not follow the codes.”Unlike in the United States, where city engineers typically check architectural drawings for structural integrity, authorities in Mexico City perform an administrative check of submitted plans, but don’t vet structural calculations, he said.Two blocks from the school, bouquets of white chrysanthemums line a makeshift memorial with the names of those pulled from the wreckage — a reminder of the tragedy that befell the school.“We were all focused on following the code,” Sheinbaum said. “We are all asking ourselves if we could have done more.”___Associated Press writer Mark Stevenson contributed to this report.last_img read more

12 Oct

“King and Princess of Style” Steal Public Attention in Miami

Rabat – King Mohammed VI and Lalla Salma has proven their love of stylish attire all over again. Simple, creative, and elegant, their latest look has been captured in multiple photographs taken by Moroccan admirers and residents in Miami, where the royal family is currently enjoying a private holiday. The “Princess of the Hearts,” as some call her, has appeared along with her husband in a stylish youthful look in gray jeans, a black shirt and a grungy black jacket, in a shop that appears to be selling jewelry and toiletries on one of Miami’s biggest streets.In another picture, Lalla Salma appeared in natural look, wearing a beautiful long white dress. She stood next to a Moroccan  couple and their daughter and son, while the king, whose off-duty “laid back” style has ceased to surprise us, wore a chic floral shirt with matching jeans.The family of Moroccan immigrants with whom the pictures were taken said that King Mohammed VI was keen on knowing about their lives in America, before kindheartedly accepting to take pictures with them.There’s no doubt to why Lalla Salma has been described as one of the most beautiful first ladies in the world. Her traditional fashion-forward look fused with a youthful twist has continued to catch the attention of the public.As for King Mohammed VI, his fashionable wardrobe and casual outfits has earned him praise and appreciation from fashion lovers and the royal family admirers. read more

12 Oct

UN helping to put shoes on Rwandan refugees feet

A Canadian non-profit organization called Sole Responsibility has collected over 4,000 pairs of shoes in collaboration with schools and running clubs, and shipping costs are covered by cash donations. The Ottawa-based group focuses on providing footwear to displaced people worldwide.The gently-worn running and walking shoes are being distributed by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Rwandan camps.“It will certainly be of great help to our refugees since it’s now the rainy season and the refugees are in the wet and mud with no shoes,” said Annette Nyekan, the agency’s Representative in Rwanda.Her counterpart in Canada, Abraham Abraham, said that “the shoes will allow and encourage refugee children to go to school, play and feel dignified and cared for.”Sole Responsibility began collecting footwear in 2005, and since than has collected nearly 15,000 pairs of shoes, working with UNHCR to send them to places where refugees need them most.“People here are eager to help and are very appreciative of UNHCR’s work in the field,” said Jennifer North, a representative of the organization. “We really enjoy doing this project and we think we can expand it, both geographically and with items that we are collecting.” 6 August 2008A United Nations-backed campaign is helping to put shoes on the feet of over 4,000 Rwandan refugees. read more

8 Oct

Ranil India discuss Geneva developments

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today briefed India on developments taking place at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.Wickremesinghe told reporters that the Government is expecting a favorable outcome in Geneva which will lead to a settlement on the human rights issue. He said the Government is keen to achieve reconciliation and while looking at the past Sri Lanka will work with all communities and look at the future. He said the Government is looking at how devolution of power can take place in Sri Lanka within a unitary state and there is still scope for much more to be done.The Prime Minister also said that he hopes agreements on economic co-orporation between India and Sri Lanka could be signed next year. (Colombo Gazette) The Prime Minister also thanked India for the support it has given to resettle war affected families in the North and East. read more

2 Oct

UN and partners in Sri Lanka appeal for resources as receding floods

On 25 and 26 May, heavy rains triggered floods and landslides in 15 out of the island nation’s 25 districts, sweeping away homes, clinics, schools, roads and water systems. Some 212 people perished and another 79 are still missing. Immediately after the disaster, UN agencies and relief partners responded with assistance in priority sectors identified by the Government. However, access to the most remote communities was cut off due to destroyed roads and bridges. As flood waters recede and more areas become accessible, the extent of damage and the response needed is revealed: emergency shelter, sanitation and hygiene, and health services are high on the list. On top of this, damaged infrastructure, particularly related to water and hygiene, has increased the risk of waterborne diseases. According to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the Emergency Response Plan – amounting to $22.7 million – launched by the Humanitarian Country Team (UN as well as non-UN humanitarian actors in the country), focuses on providing immediate life-saving and protection assistance, emergency livelihood support, and access to basic services to people worst hit. The Plan also aims to strengthen resilience of affected communities to cope with and recover from the disaster. It targets about 374,000 people in seven districts, including the four most affected districts – Galle, Rathnapura, Kalutara and Matara. “The Humanitarian Country Team, with the support of the international community, will continue responding to the needs of those affected by the floods through the implementation of the Emergency Response Plan, paying particular attention to supporting the most vulnerable people in the affected communities,” highlighted Una McCauley, UN Resident Coordinator for Sri Lanka and the Chair of the Team. OCHA also reported that an allocation of $4 million was made by the UN Central Emergency Response Fund to assist rapid delivery of life-saving shelter, health and food assistance, as well as provide essential non-food items. Cash assistance will also be provided to affected people to meet their shelter and food needs, in addition to the provision temporary shelters, shelter repair kits, and emergency healthcare and reproductive healthcare support. The recent disasters hit Sri Lanka when the country was reeling under bad drought which had affected about a million people, leaving them vulnerable to food insecurity. The floods and landslides have washed away the crops that managed to survive the drought and further increased the urgency of more resources to ensure assistance for people who have already suffered much hardship. read more

28 Sep

Did The Referees Ruin The Mens NCAA Championship

FiveThirtyEight More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code 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

25 Sep

Ivory ban will lead to Grannys dressing table mirror going in the

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 George III mirror which sold for £70 at Roseberys in LondonCredit:Paul Grover Chippendale commode Mirror with ivory The mirror would have to be registered under the proposed law as it features carved ivory detailCredit:Paul Grover  Ivory mirror Anthony Browne, chairman of the federation, said many items that fall foul of the regulations will become unsellable.“These are common or garden things. The government has not said what the registration cost will be, but if it’s going to be £60 and the cost of the item itself is only £100, then who is going to sell it?“Granny’s dressing table mirror is going to end up on a skip just because it happened to have tiny bits of ivory and is too expensive to register.”The Antiques Trade Gazette, which has covered the issue extensively on behalf of its members, said: “It is hard to ignore the damage this ban could inflict on large and small auctioneers. The trade is united and focused on the ban’s inconsistencies.”Vicki Wonfor, director of Roseberys saleroom in south London, this week sold a George III mahogany dressing table mirror for £70, with carved ivory mounts and handles. She would not accept a similar item if the registration procedure comes into force.“We won’t be able to offer a lot of things for sale which we currently do, because the administration cost just wouldn’t be worth it compared to the value of the item,” she said.Michael Gove, the environment secretary, has said of the ban: “Ivory should never be seen as a commodity for financial gain or a status symbol, so we will introduce one of the world’s toughest bans on ivory sales to protect elephants for future generations.” “It is Kafka-esque,” said Lord Inglewood, president of the British Art Market Federation, which represents antiques traders.“If you have a chest of drawers with a little bit of ivory on the keyhole, it will be necessary to register it. Essentially it will have to have a passport, or a logbook as you have for a car.“By the government’s own admission, this category does not contribute either directly or indirectly to poaching, yet people will have to go through the hassle and expense of getting things registered.“If you have something that is worth maybe £200, most people don’t want to just chuck it on the tip.”Lord Inglewood has tabled a Lords amendment to eliminate registrations for items with an ivory content of 10 per cent or less.He said that the registration process is particularly unfair for those selling lower value objects.“These cheaper items are easily the most numerous in the market. Therefore if you have a system in which everybody pays the same fee, the biggest hit is going to be for people with these relatively inexpensive things, not the people with exquisite Byzantine carvings.“It ends up as the little man subsidising the big man.” Sellers of pianos and family heirlooms featuring tiny amounts of ivory must pay to register them on a government database or face jail, under a “Kafka-esque” bill going through Parliament.The bureaucratic exercise will in many cases be costlier than the object’s worth, rendering them unsellable and destined for the skip, antiques traders have warned.The Government is pushing through a ban on ivory trading, with an exemption for items that contain less than 10 per cent ivory and musical instruments containing less than 20 per cent.Ivory inlays and handles are common features of Georgian and Victorian chests of drawers, mirrors, teapots, clocks, barometers and other everyday items.But in order to qualify for exemption, an object must be registered online and issued with a logbook – a process that will involve measuring, photographing and noting all distinguishing features. There will be a charge for the service, which has not been set by the government but is expected to be anywhere from £30-100.Many of the items that pass through salerooms as a result of house clearances or probate fetch £100 or less.Anyone who tries to sell such an object without registering it will face up to five years in jail or an unlimited fine. The law will apply both to sales via auction houses and to private sales through websites such as eBay and Gumtree. The US seller of a Chippendale commode recently replaced its ivory with a plastic alternative to meet strict US laws on ivory tradingCredit:ATG read more

24 Sep

Xstrata Coppers Lomas Bayas advances further phosphates from the sea floor in

first_imgINTERNATIONAL MINING PROJECT NEWS issue 126 is another very important and comprehensive issue, out today, and with in excess of 50 pages of project updates. It has new information on 39 gold projects, 22 copper projects, 11 in iron ore, 12 in base metals and seven in coal, but also reflects the ongoing interest in developing other high value niche commodity projects such as rare earths, lithium, uranium and vanadium amongst others.In projects at the pre-feasibility stage, there is both major and junior activity. Xstrata Copper’s Executive Committee has approved the start of a prefeasibility study to evaluate the development of the copper sulphide deposit located below the current pit of the Lomas Bayas operation in northern Chile’s Antofagasta Region.  The new study will assess a possible investment of $1.6 billion to expand annual production to 140,000 t of copper in the form of concentrates and cathodes and to extendAureus Mining has appointed DRA Mineral Projects of South Africa to undertake the metallurgical test work and process design studies as part of the New Liberty gold project DFS in Liberia. DRA will undertake detailed metallurgical test work to definitive feasibility level and then complete all design work and cost estimation studies for the operation of the process plant.From African gold to African marine phosphate – Minemakers, Union Resources and Tungeni Investment, as the shareholders of the Joint Venture company Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP) have provided an update on progress of the DFS for the Sandpiper phosphate project in Namibia. Appointed DFS lead consultants, Bateman Advanced Technologies Limited, co-ordinated a DFS planning and progress meeting with key sub consultants, in Johannesburg, South Africa in May. Bateman is co-ordinating the overall DFS study and managing the component aspects of specialist work to be undertaken by the various sub consultants. The marine dredging study is being carried out by Jan de Nul (JDN) of Belgium. The engineering works include the detailed engineering, scale model as well as a deepwater dredging feasibility study to access seabed sediments to a depth of 275 m. The study will be completed in late 2011 upon which the construction works will be commissioned.In further advanced and expanding projects, Ausenco has been awarded a Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract for the Constancia copper project in Peru owned by HudBay Minerals. The Constancia copper project incorporates the development of an open cut mine and construction of a 25 Mt/y copper and molybdenum concentrator with associated infrastructure. HudBay recently announced a $116 million pre-construction program for the project. This involves early equipment procurement for long lead items, a resource model update, metallurgy review and pit optimisation study, geotechnical and condemnation drilling and a $9 million exploration program.Constancia is located approximately 100 km south of Cusco, Peru, in a highly prospective region near several development projects and operating mines. It is situated on the eastern side of the Andahuaylas-Yauri copper belt, some 3 km from the Katanga mine, a copper-gold mine that operated from the early 1900s up until the 1990s.In Asia, Indophil Resources is pressing ahead with Tampakan.  Over the past two years, significant progress has been made on the Tampakan copper-gold project including submission of the Mine Project Feasibility Study to the Philippine Government in April 2010. Since then, the project partners have identified areas to strengthen project parameters and enhance the project’s value. The project now has a defined timeline to development with a final investment decision scheduled for 2012. Construction is expected to commence in 2012 with first production expected in 2016.In the diamond industry, Gahcho Kué, vying to be Canada’s newest diamond mine, has received the green light from its owners, diamond Giant De Beers and TSX-listed Mountain Province Diamonds, for development.Canada Lithium has announced the results of an updated Feasibility Study for the development of a mine and lithium carbonate processing facility at its Québec Lithium Project near Val d’Or, Québec.  The Updated Feasibility Study contemplates an open-pit mine and processing plant that will have an initial mine operating life of nearly 15 years. The planned annual output for the project remains at approximately 20,000 t per year of battery-grade lithium carbonate. Initial site construction is planned to commence in Q3, 2011, with process plant commissioning currently scheduled to be underway by the end of 2012 and full production expected by the end of 2013, subject to financing and final permitting.Also in the lithium market but this time with a brine source, Lithium One has commenced a pumping test program at the Sal de Vida Lithium-Potash brine project in Argentina. Pumping tests provide critical information on the behaviour of the aquifer and brines during the extraction process.  Multi-stage pumping tests, data processing, and groundwater modelling will continue over the next several months to project the flow rates for future production wells and the ultimate well field design for extraction of the Sal de Vida brines.In the huge and well developed Indonesian coal mining market, there are also new players. Kangaroo Resources is aiming to join the ranks of the leading coal producers after having received final shareholder approval to complete its previously announced $277 million acquisition of the Pakar Coal Project from the leading Indonesian coal conglomerate PT Bayan Resources Tbk. Pakar, which is located in Kalimantan, is one of Indonesia’s largest thermal coal projects, with an estimated JORC Code total coal resource of 3,019 Mt of thermal coal.One of the world’s other leading export coal mines, Drummond in Colombia, which is owned and operated by US-based Drummond Co, now has a Japanese partner. ITOCHU Corp has reached an agreement with Drummond Company and Drummond affiliated companies to enter into a partnership where ITOCHU will own 20% and Drummond will own 80% of the Colombian mining operations and related infrastructure that are currently owned 100% by Drummond.All this and much, much more in the June 17 issue of International Mining Project News….To receive the full report, subscriptions to this service can be registered and paid for on-line (SUBSCRIBE TO IM PROJECT NEWS BUTTTON), or contact emma@im-mining.com for a free trial copy.last_img read more

22 Sep

Over 17000 votes for the best handball girls

WORLD BEST YOUNG FEMALE GOALKEEPER 2013/2014Cecilie Greve (41%, 478 Votes)Jovana Risovic (37%, 430 Votes)Marina Vukcevic (22%, 256 Votes)Total Voters:1,164 WORLD BEST YOUNG FEMALE PLAYMAKER 2013/2014Deborah Nunes (51%, 1,136 Votes)Daria Dmitrieva (33%, 737 Votes)Grace Zaadi (16%, 345 Votes)Total Voters:2,218 Here is the explanation of the Voting process for the World’s Best Young Female Player 2013/2014. Handball-Planet.com made the Jury consisted of the handball specialized journalists from eight countries, while the last member were fans. All the Jury members gave the three names per position with 3, 2 and 1 point, while the fans’ opinion was calculated different with 5, 3 and 1 point per position.Three players with the biggest support –Dorina Korsos (2.191), Szederke Sirián (1.967) and Sara Ristovska (1.797) got 10,7 and 6 points. WORLD BEST YOUNG FEMALE LEFT WING 2013/2014?Dorina Korsos (79%, 2,191 Votes)Fie Woller (12%, 344 Votes)Sonja Frey (9%, 252 Votes)Total Voters:2,787 WORLD BEST YOUNG FEMALE RIGHT BACK 2013/2014Szimonetta Planéta (64%, 1,443 Votes)Louise Burgaard (26%, 574 Votes)Stine Skogrand (10%, 227 Votes)Total Voters:2,244 WORLD BEST YOUNG FEMALE RIGHT WING 2013/2014Sara Ristovska (48%, 1,797 Votes)Marit Røsberg Jacobsen (41%, 1,519 Votes)Anna Vyakhireva (11%, 376 Votes)Total Voters:3,749 ← Previous Story “BEST 7″ FOR THE WOMEN’S HANDBALL FUTURE Next Story → TOP 5: Burgaard, Vyakhireva, Korsos, Frey… WORLD BEST YOUNG FEMALE LINE PLAYER 2013/2014Szederke Sirián (86%, 1,967 Votes)Katarina Jezic (7%, 167 Votes)Linn Blohm (7%, 163 Votes)Total Voters:2,297 WORLD BEST YOUNG FEMALE LEFT BACK 2013/2014?Kinga Klivinyi (62%, 1,620 Votes)Estavana Polman (24%, 630 Votes)Lois Abbingh (14%, 353 Votes)Total Voters:2,603 read more

18 Sep

De Bruyne is the biggest monster Ive faced in the Premier

first_imgKevin De Bruyne is the best footballer I have ever faced in the Premier League, says new Everton forward RicharlisonThe Brazilian is quickly putting doubts over his £35m price tag to ease by scoring three goals in his first two league games at Everton following a disappointing first season in English football with Watford.And as for who is the “biggest monster” he has played against so far, Richarlison told Premier League Brasil: “The biggest monster is difficult to say, in a league that only has monsters (laughs).“But I think the guy who impressed me the most was De Bruyne. He put our team on the wheel last year.”The 21-year-old is convinced that manager Marco Silva will become regarded as one of Europe’s finest one day.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“Marco Silva is a great coach,” Richarlison added.“And has been very important to me here. He is very attentive to the players, explains right whatever you do in the field, he does the same teaching style.“I have no doubt that he will be one of the great coaches of Europe in a short time. I’ve always played well with him and I hope he can reciprocate that confidence he has in my work on the field, delivering what he expects from me to the club and to my teammates.”Richarlison and Everton will be back in action on Saturday against Bournemouth.last_img read more

17 Sep

MMA Champion Dean Lister catches burglar in his own home

first_img Posted: August 22, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – This burglar was caught rummaging through MMA Champion & UFC Fighter Dean Lister’s home in San Diego. Lister walked in and pulled out his phone as he recorded what happened next. Explicit language was used.Dean Lister posted the following statement in response to this experience:“At 8PM pacific time, here in San Diego I walked in on a meth head ripping me off. At the end of the video, he raises a pipe at me, off camera I drew a sidearm and he stopped advancing toward me. I LET him escape with his life through a window. Cops said I was legally good if I killed him. But is that what I want? In the end, he stole plenty of $$$$$ from me. This video is for “hopefully” anyone who knows who this meth head is. White dude, skinny, methe’d out with his tattoos. Police are on it but if anyone knows who he is please help me,,, thank you very much” August 22, 2018 Updated: 8:20 PM MMA Champion Dean Lister catches burglar in his own home , Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

9 Sep

Next state budget proposal will include revenue package

first_img(Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)The head of the governor’s budget team urged local leaders on Thursday to get involved in the discussion of the state’s precarious fiscal future.“This is not a problem on the margin, this is a real structural issue for Alaska,” said Pat Pitney, director of the governor’s Office of Management and Budget. “So let people know to learn more about it. There will have to be changes.”She was addressing the Juneau Chamber of Commerce.She says the governor intends to submit a budget in December that will include a revenue package. Options under consideration include various taxes and using some portion of Permanent Fund investment earnings to fund state government.“But it really, it takes that legislative process to go through it, so tell your legislators here, ‘Yes, it’s time to do something,’ and tell them what it is you want them to do,” she said.Without major fiscal changes, the administration anticipates consecutive years of multibillion dollar revenue deficits due to low oil prices, a decline in oil production and an increasing demand for state services.last_img read more

9 Sep

Hilcorp CEO steps down

first_imgAn oil rig in Cook Inlet, Feb. 22, 2009. (Creative Commons photo by hig314)The CEO and founder of one of the biggest oil companies in Alaska has stepped down.Listen nowHilcorp’s Jeffery Hildebrand has handed the reins over to the company’s former executive vice president, Greg Lalicker. A spokesperson from the company’s Texas headquarters confirmed the transition, saying in an emailed statement it was announced internally last November.“The organizational change comes as the company, a longtime producer in Alaska, Texas and Louisiana, continues to see substantial growth in other legacy assets across the United States,” Justin Furnace, Hilcorp’s corporate director of external affairs, said.Hildebrand is known for being among the wealthiest people in the world, with a net worth of $7.6 billion, according to Bloomberg.However, Hildebrand isn’t leaving Hilcorp altogether — in a statement, the company said he’s staying on as executive chairman and will “continue to be heavily involved with the company.”According to state data, in 2017, Hilcorp was Alaska’s third largest oil producer and second largest gas producer. The company operates several fields on the North Slope. One of Hilcorp’s new North Slope projects, the Moose Pad, is likely to start up this year, with a peak estimated production of 16,000 barrels of oil per day. Hilcorp is also pursuing development of the first offshore oil production in federal Arctic waters, called the Liberty Project.Additionally, Hilcorp is heavily invested in Cook Inlet production, although last year the company faced criticism when one of its fuel lines was discovered to have been leaking gas into the Inlet for months.last_img read more

3 Sep

Hasina Modi agree to work for peoples benefits

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina held talks with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC summit in Nepalese capital Kathmandu on Thursday. — Photo: BSSBangladesh and India have agreed to continue their joint endevours to better the lives of their two peoples as prime minister Sheikh Hasina held talks with her counterpart Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC summit.“The two premiers said they want to carry on their joint endevours for changing the fate of the people of the two countries,” the prime minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim told a media briefing after the talks at Kathmandu’s Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza on Thursday afternoon.The meeting took place after the opening session of the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).Karim said the Bangladesh prime minister expressed gratitude to India for its support to Bangladesh’s liberation war and as well as development of the country.“We want to carry forward this friendship to a new height,” she said.The two leaders, the press secretary said, expressed optimism about the future of the seven-nation BIMSTEC.“Both the premier’s said they want to continue the mutual cooperation which they expected will benefit the other BIMSTEC member nations as well,” the press secretary said.Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali, Bangladesh high commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali, the prime minister’s principal secretary Md Nojibur Rahman and foreign secretary Md Shahidul Haque were present at the meeting.Later, the Bangladesh prime minister and other BIMSTEC leaders attended a gala dinner hosted by Nepalese premier KP Sharma Oli at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kathmandu on Thursday evening.last_img read more

3 Sep

Ilias Kanchan says threats are not new to him

first_imgIlias Kanchan speaks at a press briefing at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity on Monday. Photo: UNBActor Ilias Kanchan, founder of road safety organisation ‘Nirapad Sharak Chai’ on Monday said receiving threats of different kinds were not new to him.The veteran actor came up with the remarks in a press briefing at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity a day after he was declared unwanted at all bus terminals in the city by the leaders of Sarak Paribahan Malik Sramik Oikkya Parishad.Ilias Kanchan said, “The reason for declaring me unwanted is not clear; such incidents are not new to me. In 2012, a necklace of shoes was hanged over my picture at Central Shaheed Minar, my picture was burned. Even some miscreants hit my parked car at level crossing in Kuril area.””I did not say anything about these matters to avoid unwanted situations. I’m not concerned about myself; rather I’m concerned about the roads and people’s safety on roads. I don’t think anyone as opponent in stopping accidents on roads”, he said.”I believe and had always said that only drivers are not the only cause of accidents but negligence of others also can cause accidents on the road. My main point is to bring the people responsible for accidents under justice”, said the safe road campaigner.Earlier on Sunday, Sarak Paribahan Malik Sramik Oikkya Parishad went on a strike for indefinite period placing a seven-point demand including amendment to the recently passed road safety law.last_img read more

3 Sep

5 wounded in Canadian nightclub shooting

first_imgToronto, Canada. Photo: PixabayPolice in Canada say five people have been wounded during a shooting inside a Toronto nightclub.Police spokeswoman Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook said one man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after the incident early Monday morning. Four other victims are in non-life threatening condition.No information on the suspect was immediately released.Officer Stacey Davis of the Toronto Police Service told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation there was an altercation near the back of the club’s interior when shots were first fired.last_img read more

19 Aug

Breathtaking mountain estate in San Rafael de Heredia for sale

first_imgFEATURES  INCLUDE:BBQ social areaWarehouseCaretaker’s house with two bedrooms and one bathroomThe property includes kennel for 5 or six dogsNative fruit treesPlanted to attract birds and wildlifeIndoor parking for one car and outdoor parking for four more,24/7 security, the property is located inside gated communityThe total lot size is 25,632 square meters and can be split into two lots.Lot sizes are 12816 square meters each. https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/fotografia-3-castillo-copy.jpg https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/fotografia-1-castillo-copy.jpg This breathtaking mountain estate home is located in Residencial El Castillo in San Rafael, Heredia. The main house has two chimneys, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Additional guest bedroom and bathroom is located next to BBQ social area. Property has a total of 300 square meters constructed and is priced below the 2013 appraised value. Related posts:Construction and homes expo in Belén to focus on sustainability For Sale: Villa with panoramic view Heredia Hills Estate – Reduced to sell What $50 million gets you in Miami’s resurgent condo market https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/fotografia-2-castillo-copy.jpg Price: $1,500,000Cellphone: +(506) 8814-0614Email: realestate@ticotimes.netBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 3Lot: 25,632 M2Construction Area: 300 M2 Next Image info heading info content Check out all of our offerings in our new real estate section here.  Facebook Comments Previous Imagelast_img read more

11 Aug

Go back to the enewsletter On 11 to 13 August

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >On 11 to 13 August, a delegation of Malaysian trade and state government officials attended a series of Roadshows targeting key travel agents and media across Sydney, Perth and Brisbane.Addressing Sydney guests on 11 August, Dato’ Azizan, the Deputy Director General (International Promotion) for the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, launched Tourism Malaysia’s latest initiative with Malaysia Airlines to encourage travellers to spend at least one night in Kuala Lumpur on stopovers to and from all destinations beyond the capital.From 13 August to 12 September 2015, airfares booked with Malaysia Airlines (excluding Perth and Sydney) will now include one night’s accommodation in Kuala Lumpur, for travel between 1 October to 31 December 2015.“Not only does this give travellers the option of breaking up a long haul journey, it’s such a fantastic way for Australians to sample the life and colour of KL as part of a bigger itinerary, and we know that they won’t be disappointed,” says Dato’ Azizan.There has been a steady rise in in-bound tourism numbers to Malaysia, with more than 571,000 Australians visiting in 2014, a rise of 6 per cent.Other delegates at the Sydney Roadshow included representatives from the Sabah Tourism Board, Terengganu State Government, Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council, Malaysia Airlines and representatives from Malaysian hotels and resorts.The major prize drawn on the night accommodation in Kuala Lumpur and other destinations in Malaysia and airline tickets.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

10 Aug

November 8 2002 The olive trees at Arcosanti are

first_imgNovember 8, 2002 The olive trees atArcosanti are all descendents of a rescue mission in the early 1960’s.Camelback Road in Phoenix was widened and the olive trees lining thestreet were to be removed. Soleri and the Cosanti staff rescued a fewof the trees and planted them at Cosanti. From those trees, Solerisuccessfully propagated hundreds of new ones to fill the landscapingneeds for Cosanti and Arcosanti. The October workshop spent a morning with the landscapingdepartment harvesting this years crop of rich black olives in the MindsGarden. [Photo: nk & text: sa] Workshopper NancyHackenmiller is picking olives in front of the vaults. [Photo: nk &text: sa] Workshopper StevenTalcott is checking the crop. The next step will be to pierce the skinof each olive to help release the bitterness. The olives are soakedtwice in a salt brine for 2 – 3 month each. Then resident RandallSchultz takes over the rest of the process at his company ‘High DesertFarms’. High Desert Farms is located in Cordes Lakes and providesdelicious canned and dried goods to shops all over the country. Therethe olives are pulled out of the brine, rinsed thoroughly, sorted bysize and color and then canned with various herbs and spices. They aresold at the ArcosantiGallery and Visitors Center and used at special dinners at theArcosanti Cafe. [Photo: nk & text: sa]last_img read more