First female F1 team boss, Monisha Kaltenborn, to leave Sauber- reports

first_imgMotor racing’s Sauber have parted company with Monisha Kaltenborn, the first woman to run a Formula One team, according to multiple media reports on Wednesday.The Swiss-based team, which had issued a sponsor announcement on Tuesday with quotes from Kaltenborn welcoming the Additive Industries as new partner, could not be contacted immediately for comment.Many in the Formula One paddock were making their way to Baku for the weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix.One source close to the team told Reuters the reports had substance, however.The BBC, also citing sources close to the team, said Kaltenborn had been in disagreement with owners Longbow Finance.Motorsport.com website said one of the issues was believed to be the treatment of the team’s Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson and Germany’s Pascal Wehrlein, with the owners wanting to give priority to the former.Ericsson has yet to score a point in seven races this season while Wehrlein, a Mercedes-backed driver, finished eighth in Spain in May.The website said the terms of Kaltenborn’s departure were still being worked out.Kaltenborn, an Indian-born Austrian citizen, took over from team founder Peter Sauber in 2012.The sport’s first woman team principal, and the second Indian-born after Force India’s Vijay Mallya, Kaltenborn joined Sauber in 2000 to run the legal department and took over as chief executive in 2010.The team fell on hard times in recent seasons, struggling to score points last year, but the financial problems eased when Longbow, a Swiss-based investment company, took over in July last year.advertisementKaltenborn’s departure will leave former champions Williams as the only team with a woman in charge. Claire Williams is officially the deputy principal to father and founder Frank but effectively runs the team day-to-day.last_img read more

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Najam Sethi is responsible for PCB’s financial losses, says Shaharyar Khan

first_imgFormer Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan has held Najam Sethi for the financial losses suffered by the cricket board after the International Cricket Council’s Disputes Resolution Committee rejected its compensation claim against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).Pakistan had claimed Rs 447 crore compensation following allegations that the BCCI didn’t honour a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that required India to play six bilateral series between 2015 to 2023.”I was always in favour of continuing negotiations and talks with the Indian board officials and also spoke to ICC bigwigs. It was Sethi who wanted to and eventually got approval to file the claim with the ICC committee when he was heading the board,” Khan said in an interview.”The financial losses the board has now suffered, Najam Sethi is responsible for it.”Khan was succeeded by Najam Sethi as the Pakistan Cricket Board chief in August last year. However, Prime Minister Imran Khan appointed Ehsan Mani as the president of the PCB in August for a period of three years.The ICC’s Disputes Resolution Panel on Wednesday ordered Pakistan to pay 60 per cent of the cost demanded by the BCCI. The BCCI, on the other hand, has been asked to pay 40 per cent of the administrative costs and expenses of the DRC. The judgement did not specify the exact amount that was claimed by the Indian Board.Sethi came under fire for pursuing the failed compensation case and on Thursday he made several tweets, absolving himself of any blame and said it was the Board Of Governors who gave approval for going ahead and claiming compensation officially through the ICC committee.advertisementKhan, however, made it clear that it was Sethi who persuaded and convinced the Board of Governors members to approve budget for the legal expenses and to file the case with the ICC.”Even at that time I told him that our case didn’t have much legal strength or basis and we would only suffer more financial losses, but he insisted on going ahead with it,” he said.”In May, 2017 when I was Chairman we sent a notice of dispute to the BCCI asking them to have talks over this matter. I held talks with the ICC Chairman, Shashank Manohar and senior BCCI officials who appeared keen to resolve the matter amicably and we agreed to continue these talks.”Don’t forget the matter was sent through lawyers to the ICC Dispute Resolution Committee in Sethi’s tenure as Chairman not mine.”Khan expressed disappointment that the PCB had already suffered financial losses due to Indian not playing bilateral cricket with them.”Now we have also bear these heavy costs of the case and directly hold Najam Sethi responsible for this,” he said.last_img read more

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IPL 2019: Expecting Andre Russell to deliver everytime unfair, says Dinesh Karthik

first_imgAndre Russell’s place in the Kolkata Knight Riders batting line-up has been a huge talking point in the 2019 Indian Premier League. Russell finished with 510 runs from 14 matches at a strike rate of 204.81 but he was often sent out too late in the innings.On Sunday in a must-win match, Russell walked out to bat at number 5 after Mumbai Indians had successfully built up the pressure on KKR. Russell fell to Lasith Malinga for a first ball duck and the Knight Riders eventually lost the final league match of the season by 9 wickets.Andre Russell had spoken of his desire to bat higher up the order. He was sent in at number 3 against Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens and had played one of the most destructive IPL innings in recent years. After the 9-wicket defeat and elimination, Dinesh Karthik defended the decision to hold Russell back.”There was an opportunity to bat up the order for Andre Russell, but expecting him to deliver every time is unfair and he has been fantastic throughout the tournament for us,” Karthik told the host broadcaster.Kolkata Knight Riders failed to reach the playoffs for the first time after 3 years and Dinesh Karthik promised to come back stronger in 2020.”This was not our best season. There are a lot of areas for us to improve on, and I’m sure we will come back stronger next year,” Karthik said.Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma wanted his men to stay focussed at the business-end of the season. MI, like Chennai Super Kings, are eyeing their 4th IPL title.advertisement”All the three trophies we have won, we’ve come good at the business-end. IPL is a funny tournament, we just have to be at our best on a given day. We want to cross the finishing line, but there are a few steps we need to take first,” he said.Also Read | IPL 2019 Playoffs Line-up: MI vs CSK in Qualifier 1, DC vs SRH in EliminatorAlso Read | IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians crush KKR and take SRH along to playoffslast_img read more

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Kirk Herbstreit Weighs In On Michigan’s Struggles This Season

first_imgESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit.NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)No team suffered a more devastating loss this past weekend than Michigan. Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines were dismantled by the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday.Michigan entered this season with playoff expectations, but any dreams about making a national title run might be over.With games remaining on the schedule against Ohio State, Penn State, Iowa and Notre Dame, it’s possible that Michigan loses a few more matchups this fall.ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit discussed what’s been wrong with the Wolverines, and his answer is quite surprising. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Herbstreit has stated in the past that offensive coordinator Josh Gattis needs to get the offense rolling. However, it turns out the defense hasn’t played up to its standards either.Here’s what Herbstreit had to say, via 247Sports:“We’ve talked about that for weeks, if not months, about what’s going to happen with Josh Gattis,” Herbstreit said on his podcast. “He’s got all of this talent to work with. Boy, this is going to be fun to watch. … The troubles continue on that side of the ball. But what in the world has happened to Don Brown and the Michigan defense? I can’t believe … you go back to the Ohio State game and the bowl game and the way they’ve looked here early. I just can’t believe it. I really can’t. I’m a big fan of that style of defense and that aggressive nature. … They don’t look prepared, which is mind boggling. They’re out of position. They look like they’re thinking too much at times instead of just playing.”Both sides of the football need to bounce back this weekend when Michigan faces Rutgers.“The season’s not over,” Herbstreit added. “They could get this thing going. I think all of us expect them to do that. … There’s still a year that can be exciting and still a year that can win some big games. They’re 2-1. It’s not like they’re 2-3. They’ve got a win this week against Rutgers to get to 3-1 and then Iowa. Then you go to Champaign. Then it’s go time, back-to-back games against Penn State and Notre Dame at home. They need to right the ship right now. I’m guessing (Harbaugh) takes more of a hands on approach with the offense. He’s going to have to.”It should be a nice opportunity for the Wolverines to get back on the winning track.last_img read more

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Dads, Here’s a Sexy (but Safe) New Car For You: The Volvo V60 Cross Country

first_img Ride Out the Apocalypse With the 1,000-Horsepower Rezvani Tank X SUV Previous Next A hypercar can’t do that without bottoming out and a minivan can’t do that without making you feel like a piece of your soul has been ripped out. With the V60 Cross Country, we will never have to succumb to the feeling of either.“With the new V60 Cross Country, we take our Swedish family estate from one natural habitat to another,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars, in a release.Henrik Green, senior vice president of research and development at Volvo, adds, “The added versatility makes it at home in town and country, thanks to a higher seating position, increased ground clearance, and dynamic all-wheel-drive capabilities.”Of course, the safety specs are out of this world (Volvos are, after all, steel safety machines). Volvo’s award-winning City Safety with Autobrake is included and assists the driver in avoiding potential collisions. “It is the only system on the market to help recognize pedestrians, cyclists and large animals,” Volvo explains.The Pilot Assist system also supports the driver with steering, acceleration, and braking. Run-off Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, and other steering assistance systems are included.So not only is the Volvo V60 Cross Country once of the safest cars on the road, it can tear up the backcountry and give you a reputation for being the hot dad of the neighborhood. 1 of 21 We love to ogle new hypercars and bask in the glory of hot rods you can drive upside-down, but we’re fully aware these are not reasonable cars to own — especially if you’re a dad. However, Volvo recently released its newest estate car, the 2019 V60 Cross Country, and it’s both a rugged piece of metal and luxuriously designed to make you a bonafide DILF.All-at-once safe, capable, and versatile, the V60 Cross Country is the result of 20 years of improvements in the Swedish car company’s Cross Country segment, meaning it gets a literal boost off the ground 75mm higher than the regular V60. This lifted chassis and suspension also enhance the car’s off-roading capability, which feels powerful even if the majority of your drive time is spent in the school pick-up line.Add to that a list of perks that includes all-wheel drive, hill descent control, corner traction control, and a special off-road driving mode. Yep, Volvo keeps pushing us to take our handsome cars off-roading, and maybe we should start listing. Since the Cross Country range was created in 1997, there have been subtle cues that suggest family car trips should move from the suburb to the skogen (Swedish for “forest”). Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH Editors’ Recommendations The Bulletproof, Million-Dollar Ramsmobile SUV Has an Optional Hookah A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expectedlast_img read more

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Man charged in theft of military plaques from Edmonton neighbourhood

first_imgEDMONTON – A suspect has been charged after military memorial plaques were stolen and later turned up at an Edmonton scrap metal yard.The 18 metal plaques were removed in late July from Griesbach, a community in north Edmonton that used to be an army base.Investigators say the plaques were sold to a scrap metal dealer who called police after seeing reports about the thefts, but nearly all were too damaged to be used again.Edmonton police say Romelo Joseph Woolf, who is 45, has been arrested and charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000 and fraud under $5,000.Some of the plaques told the stories of Alberta soldiers who were awarded the Victoria Cross, and others commemorated the service of troops who fought in battles during the two world wars.Det. Eric Wilde says city officials are working with residents of Griesbach to replace the plaques and restore the pedestals they were mounted on.Woolf is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 16.last_img read more

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CUPW requests mediator as deadline for Canada Post offer expires without deal

first_imgThe Canadian Press OTTAWA — The Canadian Union of Postal Workers issued a request Saturday for the federal government to appoint a mediator in its contract talks with Canada Post, as it rejected the Crown corporation’s latest offers.Canada Post issued new, time sensitive, proposals last week aimed at reaching agreements with its approximately 42,000 urban employees and 8,000 rural and suburban carriers.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weighed in Saturday night with a last-minute plea to the two sides, just hours before the midnight deadline on the Crown corporation’s offers expired. In a Twitter post, Trudeau cited the arrival of the holiday shopping season and urged both sides “to resolve their differences quickly and reach a deal.”But as the deadline on the offers passed, CUPW issued a statement that said it had responded “by presenting the Corporation with our own global offers that address our needs and demands.”The union also said that it had asked the government to appoint a mediator to help the two sides reach an accord after nearly a year of talks, adding “We believe that our proposals can be the basis of collective agreements.”CUPW had said on Friday that the new proposals from Canada Post made positive steps, but not enough to end the rotating strikes that have shut down postal operations in more than 200 communities, creating a huge backlog of undelivered mail. It said it would not bring the offers to a vote of its members, although both sides remained at the bargaining table.On Saturday the Retail Council of Canada urged Ottawa to “bring an immediate end” to the rotating strikes through back-to-work legislation.“Just as retail merchants, our workforce of two million and our customers enter the busiest time of year, the postal system is grinding to a near-halt,” council president Diane Brisebois wrote in a letter to Trudeau.Earlier in the week, eBay called on the government to legislate an end to the dispute in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events tied to the American Thanksgiving.Trudeau said last week that “all options” would be on the table to end postal disruptions if there was no progress in bargaining.A government source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said decisions on how to end the job action by postal workers could come as early as Sunday, adding that “‘all the options’ does include legislating.”last_img read more

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Kiehls National LifeRide For amfAR Celebrates At NYC Flagship Store

first_imgJoin celebrity motorcycle riders to celebrate 7th annual Kiehl’s National LifeRide for amfAR in New York on August 3.The New York celebration of the 7th annual Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR, an 11-day, multi-state, charitable motorcycle ride throughout the Northeast will take place at Kiehl’s Since 1851 Flagship Store, 109 Third Ave, NYC 10003 (at 13th Street) at 6pm.Here’s your chance to meet riders and learn more about amfAR’s efforts, as well as get complimentary mini facials or hand massages, and free rapid HIV testing to be provided by AIDS Healthcare Foundation. The cure is in your hands: 100 percent of Kiehl’s net profits from the sale of the Limited Edition Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, up to $25,000, will benefit amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.In celebration of LifeRide, every customer that visits Kiehl’s NYC flagship on August 3 will receive a 15 percent discount on all purchases, with the exception of charitable products and value sets. Kiehl’s will donate that 15 percent difference to amfAR, up to $125,000.Riders include: Anthony Carrino, TV host (HGTV’s America’s Most Desperate Kitchens)· Ben Cohen, Activist and former pro rugby player· Gilles Marini, Actor (Teen Wolf; Sex and the City; runner-up of Dancing with the Stars)· Grant Reynolds, TV host (Science Channel’s What Could Possibly Go Wrong?)· Ian Bohen, Actor (Animal Kingdom, Chicago P.D.)· Jay Ellis, Actor (The Game) · JR Bourne, Actor (Teen Wolf)· Luke Wessman, Tattoo Artist (Miami Ink, NY Ink)· Kurt Yaeger, Actor (Quarry)· Milissa Sears, Actor (Masters of Sex)· Scott Patterson, Actor (Gilmore Girls, The Event)· Teddy Sears, Actor (24: Legacy, The Flash, Masters of Sex)Special Guest: Alex Newell, Actor (Glee, Vinyl) & Atlantic Records Recording ArtistDJ Set by: The MisshapesAdditional VIP guests: Christian Siriano, Designer; Deborah Ayorinde, Actor (Barbershop); Hill Harper, Actor (Limitless); Ian Mellencamp, Musician, Model; Jackie Cruz, Actress (Orange is the New Black), Josh Mario John, Model; Laura Osnes, Broadway Actress; Louisa Warwick, Model; Patina Miller, Actress (Madame Secretary); Summer Rae, Pro Wrestler; Theo Rossi, Actor (Sons of Anarchy, Luke Cage) and others…To find out more about LifeRide, obtain a schedule of events, or get involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS, please visit www.kiehls.com/LifeRide.last_img read more

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Chinese foreign minister meets Moroccos head of government

first_imgRabat – Morocco’s head of government, Abdelilah Benkirane, met here this Monday with visiting Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi over means to consolidate bilateral cooperation. The two officials underscored the quality of Morocco-China friendship ties and expressed resolve to further consolidate the atmosphere of understanding by launching new fruitful cooperation programs.Wang Yi expressed in a statement to the press his country’s admiration for Morocco’s role at the regional and international levels.last_img read more

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Preselection of Teaching Exam Sparks Protests Nationally

Rabat – Immediately after the National Education Ministry announced the names of the candidates who passed the written exam for the Regional Centers for Education and Training, protests and outrage have begun on social media sites and in front of the Regional Centers.According to sources, graduates shared shocking testimonies, describing the results as a serious fraud.Many licensed students failed the exam, and some people claimed that fictional marks and unfair laws were applied. Vigils were organized in front of the Regional Centers on Wednesday, September 16 in most Moroccan cities, after long discussions by non-accepted graduates on Facebook groups. read more

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Moroccan Police Calls to Emergency 19 Jump 30 Percent in 2016

Rabat – Improvements in police infrastructure have led citizen calls to the 19 emergency number to jump by 30 percent in 2016, compared to just one year ago, according to new data released by the General Directorate for National Security (DGSN).Police stations have received and attended to 1,092,115 phone calls from Moroccans this year – a figure that stood at just 775,353 in 2015.The data release on Tuesday comes as part of the DGSN review of security upgrades in the kingdom over the past year. The agency said it aimed to improve the readiness of the national police force while improving the quality and quantity of services it provided to citizens. The DGSN has increased the number of officers on the streets in Morocco, which has boosted communication between the police and the citizenry, caused trust between the two parties to flourish as well, the agency’s statement, published by MAP, said.The number of police departments in fast-growing cities – notably Essouira, Hajeb, Marrakech, and Mahdiya – has also increased over the past year in order to optimize responsiveness in crisis situations.“This strategy has made it possible, through the year 2016, to lay the basic foundations of good governance in the financial and administrative management, and strengthen the integrity of synthesis mechanisms and staff capacity building, which reflects positively on the quality of security services provided to citizens, and contribute to the improvement of readiness and effectiveness in accordance with the operational interests of security,” the DGSN’s statement read. read more

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Remains of two soldiers killed in Mali to reach Sri Lanka on

Three more Sri Lankan Peacekeepers sustained injuries and were admitted to the Level 2 Hospital at Gao in Mali. (Colombo Gazette) The remains of posthumously promoted late Major H.W.D. Jayawickrama and Sergeant S.S. Wijekumara, who were killed in Mali while performing UN Peacekeeping operations, are expected to reach Sri Lanka on Saturday (2 Feb), the Army media unit said.The Army said that the remains will arrive at 3.10 pm and will be formally received in a military parade, graced by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Director General Personnel Administration of the Army, Major General Devinda Perera, UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Ms Hanaa Singer, Colonels of Regiments for Sri Lanka Light Infantry and Mechanized Infantry Regiments, Senior Officers, spouses and relatives of both War Heroes. After Sri Lankan National Flags draped the coffins, vigilant troops in the ceremonial parade would hand over the UN flag back to the visiting MINUSMA Force Commander, Lieutenant General Dennis Gyllisporre before the simple ceremonial parade formally receives the remains to be sent to the Negombo Hospital for a post-mortem. The UN flag-draped coffins, accompanied by the MINUSMA Force Commander, Lieutenant General Dennis Gyllisporre with three more UN Officers of his office is to be formally delivered to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake and the Director General of the Personnel Administration at the airport. Military funerals for both fallen UN Peacekeepers would take place at their respective residential areas in Polonnaruwa and Polpithigama. Date, time and the exact venue of funerals are to be notified shortly.At the time of their tragic demise, Captain H.W.D Jayawickrama of 11 Sri Lanka Light Infantry from Polonnaruwa and Corporal S.S Wijekumara of 1 Mechanized Infantry Regiment from Thalakolawewa, Polpithigama of the Sri Lankan Army Contingent in Mali laid down their lives on Friday (25) following an explosion while performing their UN Peacekeeping Mission duties around 6.30 a.m. in Keerana area after their WMZ convoy was attacked by a rebel group using an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). read more

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SecretaryGeneral condemns bomb attacks in Iraq

“The Secretary General heard with great sadness the news of the series of attacks in Baghdad today, in which more than 100 people are known to have been killed and even greater numbers wounded. He vehemently condemns the use of terror and indiscriminate violence against civilians, which no cause or belief can possibly justify,” his spokesman said.Mr. Annan extended his deepest sympathies to the Government of Iraq and to the bereaved families of all the victims.

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Chief executives at large US companies more optimistic about hiring sales

WASHINGTON – Chief executives for the largest U.S. companies are more optimistic about sales over the next six months and plan to add more workers.The Business Roundtable says its April-June quarterly survey found 32 per cent of its members expect to expand payrolls in the next six months. That’s up from 29 per cent in the January-March survey. And 78 per cent expect their sales to increase. That’s up from 72 per cent from the previous survey.Consumers have kept spending this year, despite an increase in Social Security taxes. That’s helped the economy grow at a modest pace.Still, most of the CEOs don’t expect growth to accelerate. They forecast growth of 2.2 per cent this year, about the same as first quarter survey.The group represents leaders of the 200 biggest U.S. companies. by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Jun 12, 2013 10:43 am MDT Chief executives at large US companies more optimistic about hiring, sales AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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President MCC saddened by Councillor Garretts passing

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAFC expresses condolences to Councillor Garrett’s family January 28, 2018In “latest news”M&CC Councillor Junior Garrett passes awayJanuary 26, 2018In “latest news”M&CC selects 7 persons for Parking Meter Negotiation CommitteeApril 26, 2017In “latest news” President David Granger says he is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Councillor of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) of Georgetown, Junior Garrett, who died yesterday.Dead: Junior GarrettGarrett, who was born on June 17, 1953, served as a private accountant before joining the Georgetown Municipality on March 5, 2002. During his tenure there as the representative for the Campbellville Housing Scheme area, he served as Chairman and then member of the Finance Committee, the Investment and Development Committee, the International Relations Committee and the Environmental and Sustainability Committee.According to a release from the Ministry of the Presidency, the President “extends heartfelt sympathy to his relatives and friends especially his children Latoya, Thelisa, Liva, Gavin and Junior Paul Garrett, foster children, Cecile Moore Hinckson and Leon Lindore and former wife, Ms. Camille Lindore.”Meanwhile, the M&CC also acknowledged the passing of Councillor Garrett, with the Mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase-Green positing that she knew him before he became a city Councillor.“As city Councillors we worked together to make a difference in local communities. As Mayor, I benefited from his knowledge, particularly, in the area of financial management. We had numerous meetings where he shared openly with me about his vision for his community and offered me invaluable support. He demonstrated that you can lead in a way that is bold and determined, but also with a sense of compassion for others” she said.Garrett, collapsed and died on Friday afternoon in the compound of his Urquhart Street, Georgetown business place, after returning from a meeting with fellow Councillors at City Hall to discuss the city’s budget for 2018.He reportedly had a heart attack and was rushed to the Woodlands Hospital where doctors at the medical facility attempted to resuscitate him. read more

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PS4 release date is November 15 mark your calendars

first_imgSony’s next generation console is going to be hitting shelves in the US on November 15th, with launch dates in 31 other countries to follow.It’s hard to call what has been going on between Microsoft and Sony this season a fight to see who has the best next generation console. Gamers around the world rejected Microsoft’s limitations for the Xbox One, throwing the PS4 into the spotlight for the last couple of weeks. As a result the console has seen over a million pre-order around the world, and not a single one of those people knew when the console was even being released. We knew that the holiday season was close and Sony had to announce at Gamescom this week, and right as their press conference was drawing to a close the date was officially announced.[Pre-order the PS4 from Amazon.]Sony’s press conference at Gamescom was filled with support for indie developers, quick jabs at Microsoft and their policy flip flops, and lots of talk about using the PS Vita with the PS4. It’s clear that Sony is really hoping that the ability to play PS4 titles through the PS Vita with remote play will be what causes their portable console to start flying off the shelves. It also helps that the mini console took a price cut with a promise to drop memory card prices as well. One thing that didn’t get announced at Gamescom was the highly rumored $500 PS Vita/PS 4 combo box, but that doesn’t mean it won’t pop up closer to launch.Sony also announced that there will be significant discounts on the digital versions of select PS4 titles if you have already purchased the game on PS3. Sone expects to make the complete list available closer to launch, but Watch_Dogs and the new Assasin’s Creed: Black Flag were high on the list. This is an interesting first for Sony, and a great way to encourage digital purchasing for the new console.Have you already pre-ordered your PS4, or will you be standing in line on launch day in the hopes of picking one up off the shelf? Sound off in the comments!last_img read more

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Tory government has no red lines as it seeks to find Brexit

first_img Apr 6th 2019, 2:02 PM 7,996 Views Hammond is known to favour a softer Brexit Image: Alastair Grant/PA Images THE UK CHANCELLOR of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has said the government had “no red lines” in talks with the main opposition party to break the deadlock in parliament over Brexit.“Our approach to these discussions with Labour is that we have no red lines,” he told reporters at a meeting of European finance ministers in Bucharest.“We are expecting to exchange more texts with the Labour Party today, so this is an ongoing process and I expect we will reach some form of agreement,” Hammond added.Senior ministers are negotiating with Labour leaders in a bid to find a compromise to end months of political crisis and allow Britain to leave the European Union smoothly after 46 years of membership.But after three days of discussions, Labour said yesterday it was “disappointed” by the failure to offer “real change or compromise” to Prime Minister Theresa May’s unpopular Brexit divorce deal.MPs have rejected her agreement finalised with European leaders last November three times, delaying Britain’s original 29 March exit date and throwing the process into chaos.Ahead of an EU summit on Wednesday, May was forced to ask for another extension, until 30 June, to prevent the country crashing out the bloc next Friday.However with European leaders growing increasingly impatient at the paralysis in Westminster, they could offer just a shorter postponement – or a longer period of up to a year.The other 27 EU nations must give unanimous backing to any deadline extension.If there is any longer extension to Brexit, then it will mean that the UK must hold European Elections in May.This is also proving unpalatable to many Conservatives that – three years after voting to leave the EU – the UK would be electing new parliamentarians to Europe.Education Minister Nadhim Zawahi told BBC’s Today programme today that it would be a “suicide note of the Conservative Party if we had to fight the European elections”.Holding the elections would pose an “existential threat” to the Conservatives and Labour as it would be an admission they’d failed to deliver Brexit, he added.FlexibilityHammond, who backed remain in Britain’s 2016 referendum and is seen as favouring as soft a Brexit as possible, urged his divided Conservative colleagues to show flexibility.“We should be open to listen to suggestions that others have made and some people in the Labour Party are making other suggestions,” he said.Labour is pushing May to accept a much closer post-Brexit alliance with the EU that includes participation in a customs union.The prime ministers has previously dismissed the idea because it bars Britain from striking its own trade deals with global giants such as China and the United States.But after Brexit hardliners in her own party repeatedly refused to back her plan over fears it would keep the country too closely aligned with Europe, she last week turned to Labour – infuriating many Conservatives.Labour’s home affairs spokeswoman Diane Abbott said her party was engaged in the talks “in good faith”, but May’s team appear unwilling to compromise.“There is concern that the government doesn’t want to alter the political declaration,” she told the BBC, referring to the part of May’s deal outlining the future relationship with the EU.“The government perhaps has to show a little more flexibility than it seems to have done so far.” With reporting from Sean Murray © AFP 2019   Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Saturday 6 Apr 2019, 2:01 PM Share7 Tweet Email Tory government has ‘no red lines’ as it seeks to find Brexit compromise with Labour, minister says Chancellor Philip Hammond says he expects “some form of agreement” to be reached with Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party. By AFP Hammond is known to favour a softer Brexit Image: Alastair Grant/PA Images https://jrnl.ie/4580014 8 Comments Short URL As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox:last_img read more

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Mark Hughes empathizes with Leicester City

first_imgSouthampton manager Mark Hughes sends his condolences to everyone at Leicester City following the tragic death of their club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a tragic helicopter crash last weekend and the football family all around the world has come out in emotional support for the club, including Saints manager Mark Hughes.Hughes told Sky Sports: “It does affect the club and the players themselves, but what you find in football is you have to get on with your football life and your personal life, you have to deal with tragedy and change.“It will take time I am sure, given the circumstances, but everybody will I am sure will heal in their own time.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Mark Hughes was at Chelsea when the club’s vice-chairman Matthew Harding died in a similar helicopter crash in October 1996.“It was really sad times for everyone connected to the club. We’d played a night match in Bolton and were traveling back and heard the tragic news that a big presence at the club had lost his life.” Hughes said, speaking of the crash in 1996.“The club came together as club and a team and you make decisions that you think were right at the time.“We as players just wanted to do well for the memory of Matthew Harding, and that is how we approached it.”last_img read more

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POLICE LOG for February 11 Lowell Man Arrested For OUI Drugs After

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Monday, February 11, 2019:Michael E. Saber (38, Lowell) was arrested for OUI Drugs; Possession Of A Class Drug; Negligent Operation Of Motor Vehicle; and Marked Lanes Violation. A caller reported a vehicle crashed into a traffic island on Industrial Way and was unconscious. Fire Department transported Saber to Winchester Hospital. (11:16am)A 2-vehicle crash occurred at Church Street and Adams Street. Airbag deployed. No injuries noted. (3:50pm)A broken down train caused traffic complaints on Main Street. (4:29pm)Police issued a written warning to a driver for operating an unregistered motor vehicle. Vehicle was towed. Driver was dropped off at Cumberland Farms, where he waited for a ride. (5:10pm)Edward F. Calabritto (51, North Reading) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended License and Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Revoked Or Suspended Registration. (5:10pm)Marianna Ortega Silva (19, Billerica) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License; Failure To Stop/Yield; and Unsafe Operation Of Motor Vehicle. (10:55pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 1: Lowell Woman Arrested For OUI; Billerica Teen Arrested On Warrant; 2 Drivers Issued SummonsesIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 24: Tractor Trailer Involved In Hit & Run; Billerica Man Issued Summons; Driver Hurt In CrashIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 12: 2 Drivers Issued Summonses; Drone FoundIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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