Report: Bayern 2 RB Leipzig 0

first_imgBayern Munich 2 RB Leipzig 0: Orban red card helps hosts go top despite Lewandowski injury Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 02:25 10/29/17 bayern-cropped Bongarts Bayern Munich have gone top of the Bundesliga after a comfortable 2-0 win over 10-man RB Leipzig at the Allianz Arena on Saturday. Bayern Munich went top of the Bundesliga after Willi Orban’s sending off played a big role in the champions securing a 2-0 win at the Allianz Arena, despite Robert Lewandowski going off injured.Borussia Dortmund’s 4-2 defeat to Hannover earlier on Saturday meant either of these teams could have gone to the summit, but there only ever looked like being one winner after Orban’s 13th-minute dismissal as Jupp Heynckes’ men cruised.It quickly became apparent that Leipzig were in for a long day in Munich, Orban sent off for a professional foul on Arjen Robben with the help of VAR and James Rodriguez – who has struggled so far at Bayern – opening the scoring after a fine move in the 19th minute. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Lewandowski essentially wrapped things up with a cool finish before half-time, though he then had to be withdrawn with what appeared to be a hamstring problem, making him a doubt for Tuesday’s Champions League trip to Celtic.Without their talismanic striker, Bayern were a little less potent in attack and that resulted in a lack of clear-cut opportunities in a second half which had few highlights.But their control on proceedings showed no sign of dissipating, as Heynckes’ side followed up their DFB-Pokal penalty shoot-out win over Leipzig in midweek by playing some eye-catching football towards the end of a straightforward triumph.Bayern made a purposeful start and went close to breaking the deadlock after just two minutes, Javi Martinez heading agonisingly wide after David Alaba’s 20-yard drive was deflected wide.The Spaniard was proving a real nuisance at set-pieces and he nodded just off target again shortly after.A red card against Bayern? Normal service resumed. Willi #Orban was the last man against Robben. (14′)#FCBRBL 0-0— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) October 28, 2017Bayern then received a massive boost as Orban was dismissed for barging Robben over when through on goal.And Bayern had a deserved lead a few moments later – James tucking a first-time effort just inside the right-hand post after Robben produced a pinpoint low cross from the flank at the end of a charging run.The chances continued to flow for Bayern, with James seeing a dipping volley deflected just over, before Peter Gulacsi made a strong save to keep a Lewandowski header out.But the Pole was not to be denied just before the break as he raced on to Martinez’s pass and coolly found the bottom-right corner, though he was withdrawn with a suspected hamstring problem before the half was out.Bayern were not quite as free-flowing in attack upon the restart, but they did create a couple of half-chances in their search for a third goal, Alaba lashing into the side-netting before Robben shot straight at Gulasci.The hosts seemed to become more intent on retaining possession and tiring out their visitors, who almost scored an own goal through Lukas Klostermann when Joshua Kimmich flashed a ball across the face of goal just after the hour mark.This is becoming a familiar sight#Kimmich #FCBRBL 2-0— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) October 28, 2017Martinez attempted to add a spectacular third 10 minutes from the end when he blasted just wide of the top-right corner from 30 yards.That miss mattered little, however, as the home side strolled to a fifth straight victory under Heynckes. Key Opta stats:- Bayern have not lost any of their last 27 Bundesliga games at the Allianz Arena (21 wins, six draws) – a new record at the stadium.- Lewandowski has scored in each of the Bavarians’ five home league games this season – the last Bayern player to do so was Giovane Elber in 2002-03.- Jupp Heynckes is the first Bayern coach not to concede a goal in his first three Bundesliga games at the helm. read morelast_img read more

What games will Alisson miss for Liverpool?

first_imgLiverpool had a bittersweet start to their 2019-20 Premier League campaign, seeing off Norwich in a 4-1 rout at Anfield – but having to deal with goalkeeper Alisson picking up a calf injury.The Brazil international was forced off the pitch after just 38 minutes and Liverpool’s worst fears looked set to have been realised when a stretcher was brought on, though Alisson was able to hobble off.Regardless, Alisson’s injury will be a massive blow for the Reds, with the star shot-stopper a huge part of their European glory and Premier League runners-up status last season. But how long will he be on the sidelines for, and how many games will he miss? Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? How severe is Alisson’s injury?Initially, Jurgen Klopp did not reveal a timeframe for Alisson’s return, but Liverpool quickly moving to sign a one-year deal for veteran goalkeeper Andy Lonergan in the aftermath isn’t a good sign.The German, however, later admitted that the goalkeeper would be out ‘for a few weeks’ with his calf injury and dismissed the possibility that he would be absent for more than six weeks.“[It’s] not too cool. It’s a calf injury which takes him obviously out for a while,” he told reporters.“I don’t want to make now [an] exact prognosis on when he will be back, but it will not [be] tomorrow for sure, so now then we have to see. It takes a while, it takes a couple weeks for sure, and we have to see. “I saw already like ‘six weeks’ and stuff like this, but Ali was not a lot injured in his career so I would like to wait a little bit to see how he develops in that process now, but he is not in for the next few weeks.”Klopp has already confirmed that Alisson will miss out on the UEFA Super Cup clash against Chelsea in Istanbul, with reserve goalkeeper Adrian set to replace the Brazil international as first-choice goalkeeper and Lonergan on the bench.Should Alisson be in recovery for two weeks or so, as per Klopp’s latest update, he looks set to be absent for several key clashes on top of the Super Cup game, including a home game against Arsenal on August 24.He could be back following Liverpool’s welcome of Newcastle at Anfield, but in the worst-case scenario event that he does need a maximum of six weeks to recover, he could be fit for Liverpool’s visit to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in late September.There is a possibility that he is likely to miss out on Liverpool’s opening Champions League matches as well should his recovery take longer than expected, as the group stage of the competition begins on September 17.Games Alisson could miss for Liverpool Date Game Competition Aug 14 Liverpool vs Chelsea UEFA Super Cup Aug 17 Southampton vs Liverpool Premier League Aug 24 Liverpool vs Arsenal Premier League Aug 31 Burnley vs Liverpool Premier League Sep 14 Liverpool vs Newcastle Premier League Sep 22 Chelsea vs Liverpool Premier League Sep 28 Sheffield United vs Liverpool Premier League Oct 5 Leicester City vs Liverpool Premier League Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Training Session for Farmers on Beet Army Worm

first_img Mr. McDonald is encouraging the farmers to follow the instructions, because it will help them financially. “I have been delivering to Grace, and they never reject my crops, because when you monitor your field you get good results,” he said. “We are encouraging farmers to speak with local RADA representatives, so that you can be guided on the appropriate and effective substances to use. We are also encouraging farmers to attend the training session,” Mr. Spence said. Story Highlights The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) held a training session for farmers in Manchester and St. Elizabeth on October 23, to remind them of the best practices to prevent the resurgence of the Beet Army Worm (BAW).The session was held at the New Forest/Duff House location on the border of both parishes, where the pest has impacted some crops, particularly scallion.Members of the technical staff in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries made presentations and discussed the integrated pest management system that is designed to detect early signs of the BAW.Chief Technical Director in the Ministry, Dermon Spence, said the session also demonstrated to the farmers the Ministry’s commitment to agriculture and to them.“The Ministry is here to encourage you the farmers. We are investing in the process because we want growth in agriculture. Let us not allow this thing to get out of hand. The technical team will be monitoring the situation to ensure that there are no unusual occurrences of the pest,” Mr. Spence told the farmers.He is encouraging the farmers to reach out to the Ministry if they see any unfamiliar signs on plants or in the fields.“We are encouraging farmers to speak with local RADA representatives, so that you can be guided on the appropriate and effective substances to use. We are also encouraging farmers to attend the training session,” Mr. Spence said.He pointed out that poor management of the fields can lead to an increase in the pest, which will lead to a shortage of scallion and a hike in prices. However, he said at this time, there should be no shortage of the product.“We do not want farmers in the area and the consumers to believe that the matter is out of control. The Ministry is here to ensure that, from the get-go, we are enforcing the best practices, so we are asking them not to neglect the fields,” he emphasised.For his part, farmer from the New Forest Agro Park area, Henry McDonald, said he is thankful for the involvement and training he has been receiving from RADA.He said the training sessions have taught him the best practices of farming and he has been seeing the benefits in the yield from his fields.“I really get a lot of instructions from the Field Officer about how to monitor my garden, and it is serving me well financially,” Mr. McDonald shared.“I always make sure that, two or three times a week, I scout my garden to check if there are any army worms around or if there are eggs on the plant, and to make sure that I spray when it is necessary,” he said.Mr. McDonald is encouraging the farmers to follow the instructions, because it will help them financially. “I have been delivering to Grace, and they never reject my crops, because when you monitor your field you get good results,” he said. The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) held a training session for farmers in Manchester and St. Elizabeth on October 23, to remind them of the best practices to prevent the resurgence of the Beet Army Worm (BAW).last_img read more

Government of Canada Invests in Blacks Harbour

first_img Print  Close My location Fisheries and Oceans Canada, January 21, 2014 zoom John Williamson, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, yesterday announced that the Government of Canada is undertaking engineering work at Blacks Harbour. This is part of an additional $400,000 investment in projects at small craft harbours in New Brunswick in 2013-2014.The work at Blacks Harbour consists of completing engineering designs for a future project at the harbour.The funding for Blacks Harbour is in addition to the $8.7 million announced for projects at small craft harbours in New Brunswick in 2013-14, which includes 21 major harbour projects.“Our Government understands the importance of investing in small craft harbours, which are vital to coastal communities,” said Minister Shea. “Projects at small craft harbours ensure that these facilities continue to meet the needs of the commercial fishing industry and stimulate local economies.”“The investment in Blacks Harbour, a harbour that is important to both the local commercial fishing and aquaculture industries, is part of a larger federal investment in New Brunswick’s small craft harbours,” said MP Williamson. “This Government is making sure that harbours are in good condition to support the fishing industry and harbour users into the future.” Quick facts The work announced yesterday is in addition to a $63 million investment, announced on September 3, 2013, to support over 100 major repair, construction, maintenance and dredging projects and a large number of minor repair and redredging projects to be carried out at small craft harbours across Canada this year.Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Small Craft Harbours Program is a nationwide program mandated to keep the harbours that are critical to the fishing industry open and in good repair.The Small Craft Harbours Program is responsible for over 1000 small craft harbours across Canada.Fisheries and Oceans Canada undertakes projects at harbours in cooperation with the local Harbour Authorities that manage and operate facilities for local users. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

Launch of Youth Sexual Health Strategy

first_imgAn innovative provincial strategy has been launched today, Oct. 12, to improve the sexual health of Nova Scotia youth. The document, called Framework for Action: Youth Sexual Health in Nova Scotia, is a comprehensive approach to sexual health education, services and supports for youth. It will be implemented over the next five to seven years. The framework was developed by the Nova Scotia Roundtable on Youth Sexual Health, a group of health professionals, educators, government and non-government organizations interested in youth sexual health issues. Implementation of the framework will be lead by the roundtable, the Department of Health Promotion and Protection, the Department of Education, youth and other key partners who are committed to youth sexual health issues. The framework will increase community awareness and support for youth sexual health issues, expand school-based sexual health education, encourage youth participation in sexual health decision-making and ensure services are youth centred and available throughout Nova Scotia. “Our department is committed to supporting implementation of the framework and will play a leadership role,” said Barry Barnet, Minister of Health Promotion and Protection. “Sexual health is one of our key priorities.” Recent research indicates some Nova Scotia youth continue to have unprotected sex and unplanned sex while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. This puts them at risk. Sexual health is an important aspect of overall health and includes healthy relationships, positive body image, decision-making skills, access to comprehensive sexuality information and the absence of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy. “The Department of Education will play a critical role in implementing the school-based component of the framework,” said Karen Casey, Minister of Education. “Access to comprehensive sexuality information helps youth to make informed decisions about their personal health.” The roundtable will work with government and other organizations and community groups to publicize and implement the framework for action. That work will include setting up provincial and regional working groups. “It has taken the contributions and hard work of a lot of community and government partners to get the framework to this point,” said Rhonda Phillips, a member of the roundtable. “But our work is really just beginning.”last_img read more

Canada human rights plans fraught with peril say experts and activists

first_imgOTTAWA – Luis Fernando Monroy has literally found himself in the crosshairs of a Canadian foreign policy dilemma: Is Canada truly living up to its commitment to protecting ethnic and minority rights across the globe?In April 2013, he was shot three times in the face and once in the back by security guards outside the gates of Guatemala’s Escobal mine, operated by Canada’s Tahoe Resources Inc. (TSX:THO).Monroy was part of group protesting the environmental impact the Canadian mine was having on his rural southeastern Guatemalan community, the disruption of rural life in the indigenous area and a lack of consultation.That has become a familiar complaint against Canada’s all-dominant mining industry, which owns more the half the companies operating in Latin America, Asia and Africa.Last week, the United Nations working group on business and human rights concluded a visit to Canada by urging the government and business to “step up their efforts to prevent and address adverse human rights impacts of business activities, both at home and abroad.”The UN panel called for “meaningful consultation” with indigenous groups affected by natural resource projects.“Canada may say it respects human rights,” Monroy said Thursday. “They don’t consult with us … they just roll over all of our rights.”In a striking foreign policy speech this week, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland stressed the protection of minority rights of all kinds — an issue that will rear its head Friday when International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau releases her development policy review.That’s because the new development plan is expected to contain new details on how government aid projects can find partners in the private sector.Alex Neve, the secretary general of Amnesty International Canada, said public-private development partnerships are not inherently bad.But unless the government can develop something successive ones have failed to deliver — a corporate social responsibility process with real teeth — its broad-based advocacy of human rights, and plans to partner with business on aid projects, are fraught with danger, he said.“We still do not have the laws and policies in place to hold our mining companies to account for their human rights performance when they leave the country,” Neve said. “It’s a significant shortcoming and would really undermine what is at the heart of the ministers’ vision.”Phil Robertson, the deputy Asian director of Human Rights Watch, said Canada is seen as one of the “good guys” in the region where he works, because of what Freeland professed on behalf of the government.Freeland said Canada’s role in the world is to “set the standard for how states treat women, gays and lesbians, transgendered people, racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious minorities, and indigenous people.”But Robertson said there are less-obvious pitfalls as Canada pursues its trade and business interests in Asia — a key part of the government’s economic growth strategy — and it embarks on public-private aid partnerships.In countries such as Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia, “there are still ongoing issues with vulnerable minorities,” he said.The government and companies have to be wary about whom they strike business deals with and whether they represent legitimate grassroots interests, he said.“These elite interests who would present themselves as possible business partners don’t necessarily reflect the people on the ground.”Well-intentioned Canadians need to be wary, he said, of “assurances that everything is sorted, the land is completely free to be used” because that might not be the case.The business interests that rolled through his corner of Guatemala ignored the input of local indigenous communities, said Monroy, who has now become an activist since the attack on him four years ago deprived him of his sense of smell.After he was shot, he spent 16 days in hospital and had four operations, and then underwent 18 months of physical therapy because his nose was shattered in a hail of rubber bullets, he said Thursday in an Ottawa diner one block from Parliament Hill.Also Thursday, the Supreme Court cleared the way for a lawsuit filed by the protesters against B.C.-based Tahoe, rejecting a bid by the company to challenge the venue.“Canada says it brings development to other countries. Actually what it brings are mining projects,” Monroy said through a translator.“We have a right to a healthy environment. We live off the land. It’s what we have. It feeds us. It’s our future. We don’t need these big companies coming in saying they’re bringing development when really what’s happening is destruction.“This is not the development we need.”last_img read more

US average mortgage rates edge up 30year at 446 per cent

WASHINGTON — U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged up after declining in recent weeks.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rose to 4.46 per cent, from 4.45 per cent last week. Despite the recent declines, home borrowing rates are above last year’s levels. The key 30-year rate averaged 4.22 per cent a year ago.The average rate this week for 15-year, fixed-rate loans ticked up to 3.89 per cent from 3.88 per cent.The recent decline in mortgage rates has been a spur to prospective homebuyers. Sales of new U.S. homes soared 16.9 per cent November.The Associated Press read more

Diplomats briefed on LLRC action plan

The government on Tuesday had a discussion with the diplomatic community in Sri Lanka on the implementation of a set of recommendations put forward by a local war commission.External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris and Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga, took part in the discussion, the External Affairs Ministry said. Peiris told the diplomats that the cabinet of ministers, two months ago, had approved of the establishment of a mechanism under the Presidential Secretariat, headed by the Secretary to the President, to be in overall charge of implementation of the LLRC Report. “A comprehensive briefing took place on the work under way regarding the implementation of the recommendations contained in the Report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), with emphasis on the results already achieved and the planned trajectory for co-ordination and implementation in the future. The detailed matrix, including priorities, the institutions entrusted with responsibility, key performance indicators and time frames, was explained to the diplomatic community,” the Ministry said in a statement. The matrix prepared by the Committee was presented to the Cabinet by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and was endorsed by the Cabinet, Minister Peiris said.Weeratunga meanwhile said that the recommendations, capable of short term implementation, had already been given effect, while work had begun in a structured manner with regard to the longer term proposals. Both Peiris and Weeratunga emphasized the importance of acknowledging the substantial results already achieved on the ground within a far shorter time span than had been necessary in post conflict situations in other parts of the world, the External Affairs Ministry said. read more

Afghanistan UN rights experts condemns targeting of schools by terrorists

“The fundamental human right to education includes the right to a safe education,” Special Rapporteur on the right to education Vernor Muñoz Villalobos said in a statement, referring specifically to last week’s terrorist rocket attack on Salabagh School in Asadabad, in which several children were killed and dozens wounded.“Children have the right to safety in school establishments that are conducive to a positive learning environment. The right to education is essential for future generations to prosper,” he added.“I am deeply concerned that schools, especially girls’ schools, seem to be systematically targeted by terrorist groups with the apparent objective of forcing parents to refrain from sending their children to school and thus forcing the authorities to close those schools.”Mr. Muñoz Villalobos called for a response to terrorism firmly grounded on human rights and fundamental freedoms, saying this would “further isolate those who commit such acts and contribute to better security for all.”Special Rapporteurs are unpaid experts serving in an independent personal capacity who received their mandate from the now defunct UN Commission on Human Rights and will now report to the newly established and enhanced Human Rights Council. read more

Persistent vulnerability threatens human development warns flagship UN report

Between 1901 and 1910 there were 82 recorded natural disasters, but between 2003 and 2012 there were more than 4000. Credits: UNDP Internal and nonstate armed conflicts account for the vast majority of conflicts worldwide. Credits: UNDP Human Development Index and Components 2010 – 2013. Credits: UNDP ‹ › This year’s report also points to a slowdown in human development growth across all regions, as measured by the Human Development Index (HDI), pointing to threats such as financial crises, fluctuations in food prices, natural disasters and violent conflict that impede progress.Zimbabwe experienced the biggest improvement due to a significant increase in life expectancy – 1.8 years from 2012 to 2013, almost quadruple the average global increase.Meanwhile, the rankings remain unchanged at both ends of the Index. Norway, Australia, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United States remain in the lead for another year, while Sierra Leone, Chad, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Niger continue to round out the list.The steepest declines in HDI values this year occurred in Central African Republic, Libya and Syria, where ongoing conflict contributed to a drop in incomes.A new index featured this year is the Gender Development Index (GDI), which for the first time measures the gender gap in human development achievements for 148 countries. It reveals that in 16 countries (Argentina, Barbados, Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine and Uruguay), female HDI values are equal or higher than those for males.For some of these countries, this may be attributed to higher female educational achievement; for others, to a significantly longer female life expectancy – over five years longer than that of males.Afghanistan, where the human development index for females is only 60 per cent of that for males, is the most unequal country. Questions on the 2014 Human Development Report? Join Guardian’s live Q&A with UN Development Chief Helen Clark (@HelenClarkUNDP) on Twitter this Friday, 25 July at 10.30AM NY time/15.30 London time and ask your questions now using #askUNDP or by commenting on this Guardian article. Food prices have fluctuated considerably and unexpectedly since 2007. Credits: UNDP Reducing vulnerability and strengthening resilience are critical to securing human development progress, the United Nations says in a flagship report released today that examines the risks posed by natural or human-induced disasters and crises and offers ways to tackle them.The 2014 Human Development Report, launched in Tokyo by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), says that 1.2 billion people live on $1.25 a day or less. At the same time, the UNDP Multidimensional Poverty Index reveals that almost 1.5 billion people in 91 developing countries are living in poverty with overlapping deprivations in health, education and living standards.Although poverty is declining overall, almost 800 million people are at risk of falling back into poverty if setbacks occur, according to the report, entitled “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience.”“Setbacks are not inevitable. While every society is vulnerable to risk, some suffer far less harm and recover more quickly than others when adversity strikes,” noted UNDP Administrator Helen Clark.“By addressing vulnerabilities, all people may share in development progress, and human development will become increasingly equitable and sustainable.”This year’s report explores structural vulnerabilities – those that have persisted and compounded over time as a result of discrimination and institutional failings, hurting groups such as the poor, women, migrants, people with disabilities, indigenous groups and older people.It also introduces the idea of life cycle vulnerabilities – the sensitive points in life where shocks can have greater impact. These include the first 1,000 days of life, and the transitions from school to work, and from work to retirement.Speaking to the UN News Centre, Khalid Malik, Director of the Human Development Report Office, highlighted how the 2014 report differs from last year’s, which was more upbeat.“The 2013 report was about how so many more people are doing better, particularly over the last decade. This year’s report is also trying to look at those who have not done so well. And also look at how the world itself is getting a little bit more fractious, a little less predictable,” he said.“There is a growing sense of unease as if somehow people are not in control of their own destinies. It’s both at the country level and it’s also on the global level. And this report tries to dig into those issues of vulnerability and then try to understand what policies, what measures are needed to make people and societies more resilient.”Among other recommendations, the report calls for universal access to basic social services, especially health and education; stronger social protection, including unemployment insurance and pensions; and a commitment to full employment, recognizing that the value of employment extends far beyond the income it generates.It recognizes that no matter how effective policies are in reducing inherent vulnerabilities, crises will continue to occur with potentially destructive consequences. Building capacities for disaster preparedness and recovery, which enable communities to better weather – and recover from – shocks, is vital. While all regions are registering improvements on the Human Development Index signs of slow down are emerging. Credits: UNDP When investments in life capabilities occur earlier, future prospects are better. Credits: UNDP read more

Black Panthers General Okoye joins the fight against genderbased violence

“UN Women is delighted to welcome Danai Gurira in her new role as Goodwill Ambassador to support our work on gender equality,” said Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, adding: “as an author, playwright, actor and activist in pursuit of women’s empowerment and gender equality with her sharp human rights lens, she is uniquely qualified to communicate and inspire.”The UN Women chief described Ms. Gurira as an influential role model in both her personal and professional lives, and said that she is looking forward to her driving action on gender equality in communities across the world.“I am honoured to join the UN Women family today,” said Ms. Gurira. “My passion for women and girls has been my focus in the narratives I create as well as the roles I have been able to play. I have always sought to push the boundaries and tell the stories of those who are often marginalized and unheard. I am delighted to partner with UN Women to amplify many more stories from around the world, and give a voice to those who are working relentlessly to make gender equality a reality.”On Sunday, Ms. Gurira was introduced as the newest UN Women Goodwill Ambassador at the “Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100” in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she and Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka will also engage with over 200 young women leaders at the African Leadership Academy, discussing their challenges and experiences within academia and the work force, and in ending violence against women.The announcement of Ms. Gurira’s new role comes during UN Women’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence advocacy campaign, which seeks to broaden the global conversation and highlight the voices and activism of all survivors of violence and advocates around the world, many of whom are often missing from the media headlines and social media discussions. read more

Limiting fouls is key to Buckeye defense

Thad Matta and his team will tell you it’s their focus on defense that has gotten them their 24-1 record this season. But a key detail that often goes overlooked is how the team rarely fouls its opponents. Ohio State is the second-best team in the country in terms of average fouls per game, with 14.3. In turn, the Buckeyes lead the country in opponents’ free throws attempted per game at 10.8 — 3.5 fewer than second-place Florida. Matta’s emphasis on defensive fundamentals and positioning is critical to his team’s success in that area. “I think that you foul when you’re not playing hard because you automatically put yourself out of position,” Matta said. “That’s something we’ve tried to get these guys to understand.” Keeping opponents off the charity stripe is a key factor to the team being No. 6 in the nation in scoring defense by allowing only 58.3 points per game. Matta and his team critique the film after each game they play. Often, they discuss the difference between a “good” foul and a “bad” foul. The fouls that come from lack of effort are the ones that Matta and his players try to avoid. “He always says, ‘If you’re fouling, you’re not playing hard.’ So that’s one thing we take into consideration when we’re out there, and just playing smart and knowing the system,” fifth-year senior forward David Lighty said after the Jan. 22 win against Illinois. The Buckeyes’ rotation usually features only seven players, whose ability to stay on the floor, out of foul trouble, is key to the team’s success. Fortunately for the Buckeyes, their key players have yet to put themselves in a position where foul trouble has cost them significantly. Arguably the team’s most important player, freshman forward Jared Sullinger, averages fewer than 2.3 fouls per game — an impressive number for a post player who relies heavily on physicality. “I think Jared has really grown as a defensive player early on this season,” Matta said. Freshman point guard Aaron Craft’s 69 fouls are the most on the team, but he only averages 2.8 fouls per game. Craft uses lateral quickness to beat his opponent to the spot and avoid blocking fouls. Junior guard William Buford and senior guard Jon Diebler average 2.4 fouls and 1 foul per game, respectively. Matta has campaigned throughout the season for Lighty, who commits just two fouls per contest, to receive the Defensive Player of the Year award for his work on the perimeter. The 6-foot-5 swingman has quickness comparable to Craft’s, but has the size to guard both post and perimeter players. Lighty’s defensive versatility is one of Matta’s favorite attributes. In Saturday’s loss to Wisconsin, Lighty spent time guarding the 6-10 Jon Leuer, and later switched to 6-1 Badger point guard Jordan Taylor after he caught fire from beyond the 3-point line in the second half. “I think at times we’re all kind of on a different page defensively, but when we’re making those runs and shutting teams out, we’re playing as a unit on the defensive end,” Diebler said. “We all have each other’s back. … That’s what makes good defensive teams.” read more

Man who raped his teenage daughter in depraved attacks jailed for 11

first_img Annie Lafferty pictured outside court after the sentencing today. Image: Leah Farrell/ Man who raped his teenage daughter in ‘depraved’ attacks jailed for 11 years Annie Lafferty said the “scars that man left on me will always be there”. Apr 29th 2019, 6:37 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Leah Farrell/ A DONEGAL FATHER-OF-SIX who repeatedly and regularly raped his teenage daughter has been jailed for 11 years.Maurice Lafferty (50), of Corcullen, Castlefin, Donegal, pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to raping his daughter Annie Lafferty at his home on dates between 1 November 2010 and 30 June 2011.Garda Sergeant John Dorian told Paul Carroll SC, prosecuting, that the accused’s wife worked in Letterkenny and lived away from the home four nights a week during the period of offending.Dorian said that on a night in November 2010 Lafferty came into his then 17- year-old daughter’s bedroom. “You’re my good little girl, you’re the only one I can trust,” Lafferty said to her.He started to grope her and said he wanted to “show how much I love you”. His daughter tried to push him away and he called her “a tramp” before pinning her on the bed and raping her.Afterwards he told her not to tell anyone about what he had done. Lafferty said that no one would believe her and that her younger siblings would be taken away if she said anything.Dorian said Lafferty continued to rape his daughter once per week when her mother was out. Ms Lafferty, now aged 25, told the court she wished to waive her right to anonymity.Justice Alex Owens said that Lafferty was a violent and controlling man and said his attacks on the girl were coercive and depraved.He said that, in his opinion, an apology offered by Lafferty to the victim, was not genuine. A Probation Service report indicated that he blamed his intoxication at the time and even laid some blame on his daughter.Justice Owens noted that Lafferty was assessed at being at a moderate risk of re-offending. He imposed a sentence of 11 years and ordered that he stay away from any activity with children after his release from custody.‘My cry for help was ignored’In her victim impact statement, the victim said her parents were more interested in drinking than being parents and she took over caring for her younger siblings.Ms Lafferty said “to say I was scared is an understatement” during the period she was abused by her father. She said that “instead of protecting me, he was the one who did me harm”.“My cry for help was ignored”, Ms Lafferty said. She said she told her mother about the abuse, only for her mother to turn her back on her and believe her father’s version of events.She said he was the one who decided what she did and “it was like I was a puppet attached to strings”. She said the “scars that man left on me will always be there”.Anne Rowland SC, defending, said her client was “drinking extremely heavily” at the time of the offences. She said he suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which caused him to “black out” during fits of extreme coughing.Ms Rowland said Lafferty built his house himself and it was about to be repossessed. No Comments center_img By Brion Hoban Annie Lafferty pictured outside court after the sentencing today. Share Tweet Email1 Monday 29 Apr 2019, 6:37 PM Short URL 53,092 Views last_img read more

Rachel Talalay to Direct Doctor Who Christmas Special

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Joy to the world, Rachel Talalay is directing this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special.After showrunner Steven Moffat spilled the beans ahead of the weekend’s Sherlocked convention in Los Angeles, Talalay herself confirmed the news via Twitter.Yes, thrilled to be doing #DoctorWho Xmas episode (and what a script!). Very sad it’s our last. via @HuffPostBlog— Rachel Talalay (@rtalalay) May 27, 2017The American director made Who history three years ago when she became the first woman to command a finale episode—a task she has undertaken three times. (She was also the show’s first female director since Catherine Morshead worked on Amy’s Choice in 2010.)Talalay helmed 2014’s two-part ending “Dark Water”/”Death in Heaven,” and returned in 2015 for double-hitter “Heaven Sent”/”Hell Bent.” She’s weilding the megaphone again for this season’s paired conclusion, “World Enough and Time”/”The Doctor Falls.”“We checked up on Rachel several times on Doctor Who, because she’s got phenomenal experience in genre and action,” Moffat told the Huffington Post last week. “Frankly, making big-budget spectaculars on no money at all is what we need, and Rachel’s got such a deep background, and such great ability at that.“I’m working with her right now, actually,” he continued. “We’re just finishing up on the finale episodes, and planning the Christmas one, which she’s also directing—which is my very last one.”And, judging by Talalay’s tweet, her swan song, too.“Very sad it’s our last,” she wrote on Saturday, hinting that she is joining Moffat and stars Peter Capaldi and Michelle Gomez as they say goodbye to Doctor Who.There is no word on whether the Tank Girl director’s appointment to the holiday event implies the need for continuity between the series 10 conclusion and December’s snowy romp—which is expected to see the Twelfth Doctor’s full regeneration.Before joining the Whoniverse, Talalay led feature films like Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), Ghost in the Machine (1993), and The Wind in the Willows (2006). She has also lent her talent to TV shows like Ally McBeal and Kyle XY, and joined the Arrowverse last year, directing one episode of Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, plus two chapters of The Flash.But perhaps most notably, Talalay became the first woman to direct Moffat’s other powerhouse, Sherlock, with season four opener “The Six Thatchers.”Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership. Stay on targetlast_img read more

MCU NEWS Silks Time to Shine Holland Spoiler Alert And More

first_img Are you in the mood for some good Spidey news? If you have a favorite spider other than Peter Parker and her name is Cindy Moon, you’re in luck. Screen Rant reports that Sony Pictures is developing their next female-led super-spider spin-off, Silk. Silk will star Cindy Moon, first appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man (April 2014), she is a Korean-American woman bitten by the same spider as Peter Parker. She got her own spin-off title with Silk Vol. 0: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon with Robbie Thompson as lead writers and Tana Ford, Stacey Lee and Annapaola Martello leading with art that continued from 2015-2017.For fans, it’s exciting to see a character like Cindy come to the screen. She’s such an unbelievably driven and sincere character trying to pull herself together. Cindy Moon has made a small appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming. However, it’s unsure if Tiffany Espensen will be moving into the black, white and red spider suit. (Let’s hope so!)This film comes in the vein of other spider spin-offs such as Venom, starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Riz Ahmed, releasing in October 2018. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, releasing in December starting Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld). There’s also talk of the superhero (or villain, whichever one suits you best) team-up starring Black Cat and Silver Sable in development from the studio as well.There’s so much excitement going on in the Spider-verse that some other new developments have also surfaced. Tom Holland has announced via social media (his Instagram) that the next title for the second Spider-Man film will be named Spider-Man: Far From Home. The next movie seems to be taking our Spider-Man out of New York, as the Hollywood Reporter states. Jon Watts, who directed Spider-Man: Homecoming is attached for the sequel film. Even though… it’s kind of up in the air where Spider-Man lands in everything. (Sorry to bring up those bad memories for anyone who’s watched.)Spider-Man: Far From Home will be hitting theaters July 5, 2019, with Tom Holland coming back as our favorite Spider-Man. Jake Gyllenhaal will grace the screens as the mysterious but OH SO COOL villain Mysterio.Out of Spidey news and into some FANTASTIC news, it appears that in the mists of the Disney/Fox merger of 2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed wants to bring Fantastic Four over to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fantastic Four has… had a time throughout the years. It would be cool to see them back bigger and better than ever. Peyton Reed thinks so at least. In his interview with CinemaBlend, he always mentions the family in conversations. Fantastic Four has, again, had a time in the Fox studio including the original three films starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis. Then the 2015 reboot of the same name starring Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Miles Teller.We’re not sure yet how the merger will affect anything. Disney is certainly not backing down from the bidding war. Peyton Reed is set to direct Ant-Man and The Wasp, arriving in theaters July 6th with Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne. Now that we’re thinking about the Fantastic Four, it would be kind of cool to have an Ant-Man, Wasp and Fantastic Four team-up with Peyton taking the lead? Yes? Yes! Maybe? James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

GeneEditing Tool CRISPR Opens Door to New Autism Treatments

first_img CRISPR-Modified Babies Cursed With Short LifespanAntidote to Deadly Box Jellyfish Venom Discovered Stay on target A simple nip and tuck of the genetic code could erase autism for good, according to a new study.Using gene-editing tool CRISPR, scientists were able to eliminate traits associated with the developmental disorder—in mice.The genetically altered critters are the first step toward a promising future: Once offending DNA was edited out, scientists saw a 30 percent drop in compulsive digging and a 70 percent reduction in jumping, Newsweek reported, citing a study published by the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering.AdChoices广告Using a thin needle to inject CRISPR-Cas9 into the brain tissue, researchers were able to target the striatum—a region known to mediate habit formation.Post-procedure, the recovered rodents seemed to morph into more calm, collected animals.“You could knock out disease-causing genes and actually see fairly significant behavioral changes,” bioengineer Niren Murthy, inventor of the CRISPR-Gold technique administered to the mice, told Newsweek. It’s unclear when (or even if) this technology will be ready for human testing. But in the meantime, this mouse measure should encourage people struggling with autism.“I really want to give hope for patients and families,” lead study author Hye Young Lee, an assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, told Newsweek. “We are working on it, and they should not lose hope.”Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by troubles with social interaction and communication, as well as restricted and repetitive behavior, like rocking, flapping limbs, or spinning (or, in the case of mice, obsessively burrowing).About one in 59 children fall somewhere on the autism spectrum, which encompasses a wide variety of conditions caused by genetic and environmental influencers—the former of which could be corrected with CRISPR.“It is such a social burden,” Lee said. “We want to help them.”Moving forward, scientists hope to test the gene-editing technique on larger animals, like rats and monkeys, and eventually, humans.“I am optimistic about the future,” Lee added.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Man pleads guilty in 2017 Arnold Park murder

first_imgA transient man who’s accused of fatally shooting an acquaintance in July 2017 in Vancouver’s Arnold Park pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder.William D. Peek, 29, also pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to a firearm enhancement, which will add five years to his sentence. The prosecution and defense are jointly recommending he serve a total of 305 months, or about 25 years, in prison. Peek will be sentenced June 24.Peek originally faced first-degree murder in the death of Battle Ground’s Cody O’Brien.O’Brien, whose mother said he had hydrocephalus, a build-up of fluid on the brain, went missing July 17, 2017, on his 25th birthday. He had been visiting his girlfriend in Gresham, Ore., before he was reported missing to the Gresham Police Department.His body was discovered July 26, 2017, in Arnold Park. It appeared he had been dead for “an extended period of time,” according to an affidavit of probable cause.The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office determined O’Brien died from a gunshot wound to the chest and ruled his death a homicide. Projectiles recovered from his body matched bullets that were in a firearm reportedly stolen by O’Brien, the affidavit says.last_img read more

LouisianaBased 1012 Magazine Folds With November Issue

first_imgHowever, this logic failed as Lousiana recovered from the natural disaster. Ball says, “Quite frankly, the corridor died years ago. One of the main reasons to shutter is that the strength of our media company is the very deep relationships with our markets and hyper local news. This strained resources, [covering] such a large geographic area.”Ball says LBI resources will be relocated to the digital effort, as the company decides which tablet strategy (be it web or native app) will best fit their reader demographic for the rest of its magazine portfolio.  At the time of its closure, 10/12 had a 27,000 print circ and 45,000 certified readership. LBI also publishes the 30-year-old Business Report, along with 225 magazine and inRegister. The company includes a corporate and custom publishing sector, which produces about 20 titles yearly, with titles such as Next and Welcome magazines. Earlier this week, FOLIO: reported that although the regional sector had one of the highest launch numbers through third quarter 2011 (with 18 new titles), it also lost 18 titles, per Baton Rouge, LA-based 10/12 magazine will soon be included in the latter group, printing its last quarterly issue with its November edition.Held by Louisiana Business Inc. {LBI}, 10/12 will continue to publish its website and weekly e-newsletter through the end of 2011. The regional business pub debuted four years ago.JR Ball, the executive vice president of LBI and associate publisher of 10/12, details the beginnings of the publication, “It was born out the economic devastation of post-Katrina New Orleans; there was a lot of concern about how long before New Orleans would get on its feet. A tremendous amount of population is located along the interstate 10 and interstate 12 corridors. We thought we’d try to treat is as one giant region.”last_img read more

24yrold man drowns in lake during TikTok video shoot in

first_imgHyderabad: Tragedy struck two men who were taking bath in a lake and recording a video of it on mobile app TikTok on the outskirts of Hyderabad as one of them allegedly drowned, police said on Thursday. 24-year old Narasimhalu drowned after he moved deep into the lake even as his cousin was recording a video of their bathing on Tuesday evening, they said. The victim did not know how to swim, a police official said adding on seeing him struggling, his cousin rushed out of the lake and informed locals, who retrieved the body. The video shot before the incident went viral on Thursday, showing the two men splashing water and dancing.last_img read more