WA to Play Northern Territory in Kalgoorlie

first_imgWA’s State Touch Football teams the Western Tigers will take on the Northern Territory in Kalgoorlie from tomorrow for the Barbarians Cup – the first time the event has been held outside a metropolitan area.The Department of Sport and Recreation, through the Country Enrichment Scheme, have given TouchWest the opportunity to award hosting rights to a regional area. This support, along with the sponsorship of BHP Billiton and Norilsk Nickel will see State representatives and World Cup champions do battle at the Oasis playing fields from 6pm tomorrow night, and 1:05pm on Saturday.The Goldfields Touch Association, with a thriving junior program and competition as well as a healthy number of adult teams, has presented a strong case to the State body to be able to host the tournament. TouchWest State Manager Matt Bamford feels the time is right to take the event to Kalgoorlie.“The Goldfields Touch Association has had a hugely successful AusTouch Junior Program for several years, and with local juniors like Richard Scott stepping up to be WA representatives, bringing this elite competition to Kalgoorlie is a great opportunity for others in a regional area to see some of Australia’s best Touch Football talent first hand”, says Bamford.“Goldfields Touch brought four junior teams to the Be Active Junior State Championships in Perth in April, so in some way this is a reward for the efforts of the people associated with the club”, he said.In the lead up to the Barbarians Cup, WA Game Development Officer Claire French and her Darwin based colleague Mark Tibbits are visiting local schools with a view to promoting participation opportunities for locals in the upcoming Goldfields AusTouch Program. The pair have been joined by students and staff from Lakeland Senior High School in Perth, who will also be involved in the community programs and the overall running of the tournament.Friday Match Schedule – WA vs NT6:00pm: Women’s Open Game 16:50pm: Men’s Open Game 17:40pm: Mixed Open Game 1Saturday Match Schedule – WA vs NT1:05pm: Women’s Open Game 21:55pm: Men’s Open Game 23:20pm: Mixed Open Game 24:45pm: Mixed Open Game 36:10pm: Women’s Open Game 37:00pm: Men’s Open Game 3Thanks to Matt Bamford for providing the article content.last_img read more

15 days agoVarane says Real Madrid players behind coach Zidane

first_imgVarane says Real Madrid players behind coach Zidaneby Carlos Volcano15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid defender Raphael Varane says the players are behind coach Zinedine Zidane.While they’ve managed to revive their form in the LaLiga, Real continue to stumble in the Champions League.However, Varane is adamant the squad still believes in Zidane’s methods.”Zidane? He is a great coach and we all trust him,” declared the Frenchman.Varane’s comments are made just as former Real coach Jose Mourinho is being linked with Zidane’s job this week. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Computer Model Releases College Football Preseason Top 25

first_imgtrevor lawrence celebrates during the national title gameSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates his seventy-four yard touchdown throw during the third quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)We have another college football preseason top 25 poll. This one comes via Bill Connelly of SB Nation, which publishes the S&P ratings.Connelly uses three things to make up his ratings:Recruiting rankingsReturning productionRecent historyYou can view the full explanation for the model here.Here’s the top 25:AlabamaGeorgiaClemsonLSUOklahomaFloridaOhio StateAuburnMichiganMississippi StateWisconsinNotre DameTexas A&MPenn StateWashingtonMissouriUtahSouth CarolinaMiamiOregonTennesseeOklahoma StateMichigan StateBoise StateIowaThe most-notable aspect of this list, arguably, is that Clemson is not No. 1 or No. 2. The Tigers are the reigning national champions, coming off a blowout win over Alabama, and will likely be the preseason No. 1 in the official top 25 polls.Alabama and Georgia are weighed more favorably in this rating system, though, mostly due to the recruiting rankings and the returning production aspect.Auburn and LSU are two other teams that are ranked higher in this model than they’ll likely be in the official preseason top 25s.You can view the full S&P ratings, which rank every team in the country, here.last_img read more

IPL 2019: Steve Smith takes over Rajasthan Royals captaincy from Ajinkya Rahane

first_img graphs scorecard Rohan Sen JaipurApril 20, 2019UPDATED: April 20, 2019 16:44 IST Rajasthan Royals’ match against Mumbai Indians will be Steve Smith’s first as captain in IPL 2019 ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSSteve Smith will lead Rajasthan Royals for the remaining matches in IPL 2019-04-20Rahane led RR in 8 matches, suffering 6 losses and just 2 winsRR are languishing in 7th place in the IPL points table, ahead of Royal Challengers BangaloreRajasthan Royals on Saturday announced that captain Ajinkya Rahane will be succeeded by Steve Smith for the remaining matches of the Indian Premier League this season.Ajinkya Rahane stepped down from the post after Rajasthan’s terrible campaign in the IPL so far. They have registered just two wins from 8 games so far.Rahane will continue to be “a key voice in the side,” the Rajasthan Royals announced just minutes before their do-or-die match against Mumbai Indians at the Sawai Mansingh stadium on Saturday.”Ajinkya is and will always be a true Royal. He led the team to the play offs in 2018 in a very challenging scenario and that will go down as one of the great comebacks of the IPL. He remains a key part of our side and leadership team and will extend support wherever required to Steve.”Steve is one of the most innovative and successful captains in the world, in all formats of the game. We are confident he can lead the Royals to success,” said Zubin Bharucha, Head of Cricket for Rajasthan Royals.Rajasthan Royals are currently seventh in the points table, having picked four points from eight matches.The likes of Rahane and Steve Smith haven’t really got going and Sanju Samson’s form too, has dipped after the hundred he scored against Sunrisers Hyderabad last month.Smith did not play the last game and is expected to be back for this one with Ashton Turner, who made his debut against Punjab, failing to make any impact.advertisementThis will be Smith’s first time leading a professional cricket team since he was sacked as Australia captain last year following the ball-tampering scandal in the Cape Town Test against South Africa.Smith was barred from the IPL last season due to his involvement in the ball-tampering controversy and was handed a one-year ban from all forms of competitive cricket by Cricket Australia, along with David Warner.Smith was banned from captaincy for two years while Warner will never be considered for the post.Smith had succeeded MS Dhoni as captain of Rising Pune Supergiant in 2017 and led the team to the final that season before he rejoined the Royals in 2018 after the franchise’s two-year suspension got over.Also Read | Rajasthan Royals have to treat every game like final, feels Ben StokesAlso Read | Ajinkya Rahane seeks BCCI permission to play for HampshireAlso Read | Pujara, Ashwin among 7 India cricketers to play county ahead of World Test ChampionshipFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai IndiansFollow IPL 2019Follow Steve SmithFollow Ajinkya Rahane IPL 2019: Steve Smith takes over Rajasthan Royals captaincy from Ajinkya RahaneRajasthan Royals’ match against Mumbai Indians will be Steve Smith’s first match as captain of the Jaipur-based franchise. No data available!center_img commentary advertisement view more view lesslast_img read more

Labour Ministry to Upgrade Parish Offices

first_img “Having gone around the island and looked at them, I realised that most of them have outgrown their useful capacity and also, we have a large number of disabled persons, who must access the services,” she said. Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, says that a number of parish offices across the island will be upgraded and renovated in short order.“Having gone around the island and looked at them, I realised that most of them have outgrown their useful capacity and also, we have a large number of disabled persons, who must access the services,” she said.She noted that tenders are out for the refurbishing of the St. James parish office and another on Ripon Road in Kingston.Work is already under way at the St. Ann parish office. “It will be a beautiful new complex. It should be completed in June and we hope to move in by the end of this year,” she added.Mrs. Robinson was speaking at the official opening of the new state-of-the-art Hanover parish office on Thursday (February 28).The 4,000-square-foot facility, located at Bustamante Square in Lucea, was purchased at a cost of $92 million, with an additional $20 million spent to complete refurbishing works.It houses the various social departments that fall under the Ministry to include the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Programme for Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), the Labour Division, National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC), among others.Mrs. Robinson said the facility will better serve the needs of the citizens of Hanover.“This new office is the first in a series that will provide the Ministry with a better chance of pursuing its mandate of providing effective social protection for the needy, promoting social inclusion for all, providing sustainable industrial relations standards, promoting productivity growth, ensuring safety and health for all workers, and maintaining an effective and efficient labour market,” she noted.The vision of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security is to contribute to national development through the provision of efficient and effective labour and social security services within the context of a globalised economy.It is mandated to promote a stable industrial climate through tripartite dialogue; ensure the highest standards of occupational safety and health at the workplace; facilitate increased access to employment; and effectively manage social protection programmes for groups with special needs, including persons below the poverty line, the elderly and the disabled. Story Highlights Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, says that a number of parish offices across the island will be upgraded and renovated in short order. She noted that tenders are out for the refurbishing of the St. James parish office and another on Ripon Road in Kingston.last_img read more

New Pharmacy to Be Built at Linstead Hospital

first_img “There is no doubt about the value of the infrastructure to the community,” Dr. Tufton told the audience. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, broke ground for the $31-million facility today (April 19). Residents of Linstead and surrounding communities in St. Catherine are to benefit from a new pharmacy to be built on the compound of the Linstead hospital. Residents of Linstead and surrounding communities in St. Catherine are to benefit from a new pharmacy to be built on the compound of the Linstead hospital.Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, broke ground for the $31-million facility today (April 19).Dr. Tufton said the new building should be completed in eight months, with more space for staff to deliver improved service.Last year, the old pharmacy at the hospital received 30,000 visits, with over 50,000 prescriptions filled.“There is no doubt about the value of the infrastructure to the community,” Dr. Tufton told the audience.He said the Government is making large investments in the improvement of infrastructure, as this is crucial to the delivery of quality healthcare to persons who have to use the facilities.“We have to continue to drive that process and find the resources to support it,” the Minister said.Dr. Tufton noted that a major challenge facing the public health system is the issue of upkeep, and charged administrators at the Linstead Hospital to ensure that “you have capacity for maintenance”.Meanwhile, Chairman of the funding agency, the National Health Fund (NHF), Gregory Mair, urged the contractor to deliver the project on time and within budget.Also welcoming the project were Member of Parliament for North West St. Catherine, Robert Pickersgill, and Parish Manager for the St. Catherine Health Services, Dr. Beverly Needham.In February, the Government opened the expanded Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at the hospital, which was constructed at a cost of $144 million, funded by the NHF. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Carli Lloyd Wants To Connect Service Members To Family Home And Country

first_imgBeyond everything they do to keep us safe, service members make the sacrifice of spending extended time away from family and friends.Video: Steps for Soldiers PSA – Carli LloydExpensive international phone rates and service plans are often out of reach for forward-deployed service members, making connectivity one of the most frequently requested services from men and women in uniform feeling disconnected from the comforts of home.Since July 1, DoSomething.org – one of the largest organizations for young people and social change – and Johnson & Johnson have teamed up with the USO and Charity Miles to encourage young people to move with a purpose, track their progress on a Charity Miles app and in turn unlock donations to the USO through its national campaign “Steps for Soldiers”.“This program is a unique way for our nation’s youth to show they are a force behind our nation’s forces,” said Kristina Griffin, USO Senior Director, Corporate Alliances. “The national campaign allows participants to enjoy the health and wellness activities they love while supporting the service members and military families who give so much to our nation each day.”Donations will support connectivity (internet, phones and wifi) for forward-deployed service members, helping connect them to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation. At USO centers located in combat zones, service members use the USO’s private phone network to make free phone calls home, access computers with free, high-speed internet and free wireless internet for use with their own computers. In 2016, 607,000 calls were placed by deployed service members – that is more than 5.7 million minutes of free talk time for service members to reconnect with their families.The “Steps for Soldiers” campaign serves as a message of solidarity with active military personnel and young people and places an importance on health and wellness and giving back in their communities.“Through our work with Johnson & Johnson, we are supporting the health and wellbeing of not only our members, but those who fight for our freedoms and their families,” said Aria Finger, CEO and Chief Old Person at DoSomething.org. “By simply getting outside with friends this summer, our members will provide opportunities for service members to stay connected to the people they love.”Carli Lloyd, a FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, and two-time FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year (2015 & 2016), has joined the campaign by recording a PSA encouraging young people to download the Charity Miles app, select USO as their charity of choice, and get moving.“It’s an honor to represent my country on the U.S. Women’s National Team so I was excited to partner with Johnson & Johnson and the USO on this campaign” said Lloyd. “We’re all moving every day anyway, so why not turn those miles into support for the men and women who help keep us safe”.Every “Steps for Soldiers” participant will have the chance to enter the Johnson & Johnson “Youth Champions of Care” competition. Eleven DoSomething members who explain why the cause is particularly meaningful to them will win a trip for two to a U.S. Women’s Soccer Team match and have a special meet-and-greet with soccer star Carli Lloyd.From July 1 through August 31, DoSomething.org members who upload a screenshot of how far they ran on Charity Miles will be entered for a chance to win a $5K scholarship. For more information about the campaign and how to get involved visit DoSomething.org/steps or texting STEPS to 38383.last_img read more

UN panel monitoring Sudan referenda arrives on eve of voter registration

14 November 2010The United Nations panel tasked with monitoring the upcoming referenda on self-determination in Sudan has arrived in the country ahead of the start of voter registration for the vote on the status of Southern Sudan. “Voter registration represents a critical phase in the referenda process, and we will be watching very closely while we are here in Sudan to see how it is carried out,” said Benjamin Mkapa, the chair of the three-member panel and a former president of Tanzania. “We hope that all Southern Sudanese, wherever they live, will be able to turn out in peace and register for the referendum. We know that organizing voter registration has not been easy, given the country’s size and the scale of the process, but we remain confident that it can be completed successfully.”Voter registration is scheduled to run from 15 November to 1 December, and will take place at nearly 3,000 sites across the north and south of Sudan, as well as in eight other countries – Australia, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, the United Kingdom and the United States.On 9 January the inhabitants of Southern Sudan will vote on whether to secede from the rest of the country, as part of the final phase in the implementation of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) which ended two decades of war between the northern-based Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) in the south.A separate referendum is scheduled to take place on the same day in which the residents of the central area of Abyei will vote on whether to be part of the north or the south. The panel was set up by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in response to a request by the Sudanese Government for a body to help enhance the credibility of the referenda and ensure the acceptance of their results by their constituencies and the international community. This is the second visit to Sudan by the panel, which also includes António Monteiro, a former foreign minister of Portugal, and Bhojraj Pokharel, a former chairman of Nepal’s election commission. UN peacekeeping chief, Alain Le Roy, last week assured the CPA partners of the world body’s full cooperation as they pursue peace and stability in the vast African nation. Wrapping up his 7-11 November visit, Mr. Le Roy also highlighted the significance of the upcoming vote and called on everyone involved to ensure a positive outcome to the ongoing high-level political discussions on referenda and post-referenda issues. Meanwhile, the Joint Special Representative of the UN and the African Union in Sudan’s strife-torn Darfur region said today that the process towards achieving a comprehensive and inclusive peace, security and development there is now at a delicate stage.“As events unfold on the future direction and status of Southern Sudan, significant efforts and attention would also be required from all parties engaged in assisting the people of Sudan to tackle the challenges in Darfur,” Ibrahim Gambari told a news conference in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. “However, this assistance would only be meaningful and sustainable where the Sudanese stakeholders show leadership and take bold and swift decisions to improve the chances for lasting peace with justice in Darfur,” added Mr. Gambari, who heads the joint UN-AU peacekeeping force in Darfur (UNAMID). He reported that the Joint Chief Mediator for the Darfur peace process, Djibril Bassole, and the Government of Qatar have achieved considerable progress in the negotiations between the Sudanese Government and the rebel Liberation and Justice Movement. As part of the process, the mediation team invited representatives of Darfur’s civil society, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees to the Qatari capital, Doha, to provide their direct input into the peace process. Mr. Gambari said that, to deepen consultations with the people of Darfur, another round of consultations are being planned inside Darfur, with the support and participation of UNAMID, before the next set of talks between the parties. He also voiced deep concern at renewed violence between the Sudanese Government and the armed movements, most notably the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Abdul Wahid faction of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA-AW). “I call upon all parties to refrain from further offensive military action and respect international humanitarian law,” said Mr. Gambari. “This includes the need for UNAMID and the humanitarian community to gain unimpeded access to all areas of recent fighting in order to assess the needs of the displaced and war affected population and provide assistance where required.” read more

TSX Wall Street shy away from major moves ahead of Wednesdays Fed

TORONTO — Stock indexes in North America saw little change, as traders played it safe a day before an interest rate announcement by the U.S. Federal Reserve.In Toronto, gains in the gold and mining sectors helped propel the S&P/TSX composite index up a modest 51.90 points to 14,550.It was a similarly ho-hum mood on Wall Street.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 19.31 points at 18,473.75, while the broader S&P 500 composite index gained 0.70 of a point to 2,169.18. The Nasdaq composite added 12.42 points to 5,110.05.The Canadian dollar was up 0.18 of a U.S. cent to 75.82 cents US, as the September crude contract faded 21 cents at US$42.92 per barrel.In other commodities, the September natural gas was down four cents at US$2.68, while the August gold contract gained $1.30 to US$1,320.80 an ounce and September copper contracts rose one cent to US$2.23 pound. read more

Government defends move to evict shanty dwellers

The protest continued overnight and was temporarily called off this morning but resumed again.Ranawaka however said the Government looked at negotiating a peaceful end to the issue and did not use force. (Colombo Gazette) The former Government had at the time been accused of forcefully evicting shanty dwellers and now the current Government is also facing the same accusation. He said the shanty dwellers were asked to leave by January 31 but they did not leave and those who did had returned and began constructing new shelters on the land in Thotalanga illegally.Shanty dwellers in the Thotalanga area blocked traffic and staged a protest after their homes were demolished on the directions of the Urban Development Authority yesterday. Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said that all except a few shanty dwellers have been given houses and in some special cases two houses so the Thotalanga situation cannot be compared to what took place when the former Government was in power. The Government today defended the move to evict a group of shanty dwellers in the Thotalanga area saying they were given houses at an alternate location but yet they had come back and taken over Government land illegally.Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the situation which arose in Thotalanga yesterday and today cannot be compared to what took place when the former Government was in power. read more

100 years after IAC remembers arrival of last batch of Indian

Indentured men and women posing in front of a canefield in Guyana(Houghton Library, Harvard University Image)The Indian Action Committee (IAC) has outlined a historical chronology- in commemoration- of the last batch of Indians who came to Guyana’s shores 100 years ago as indentured immigrants on this day, Tuesday April 18, 2017.The IAC regards this day as an important anniversary in the history of Guyana “which marks the end of to this form of trading in humans on our shores, the British Government having ended the emigration of indentured labourers from India on March 12, 1917.”See IAC’s full statement below:The Indian Action Committee (IAC) wishes to inform all Guyanese that today, April 18, 2017, is the centenary of the arrival of the last batch of immigrants from India, mainly indentured labourers, who landed here on April 18, 1917 aboard the Coolie Ship s.s. GANGES.A total of 437 persons including 268 males, 130 females and 39 infants were distributed among twenty four (24) sugars estates in Berbice, Demerara, and Essequibo.Of this total, 124 persons embarked at Calcutta (Kolkata) while 313 embarked at Madras (Chennai).These immigrants were allotted to the following sugar estates: (1) Skeldon -15; (2) Springlands-15; (3) Port Mourant-26; (4) Albion-19; (5) Rose Hall-16; (6) Providence (EBB)-15; (7) Mara- 10; (8) Blairmont-19; (9) Bath -15;  (10) Cane Grove-26; (11) Hope- 21; (12) Enmore-19; (13) Nonpariel-28 ; (14) Lusignan-23; (15) Mon Repos-19; (16) La Bonne Intention-19; (17) Ogle-16; (18) Diamond-2; (19) Uitvlugt-24; (20) De Kinderen-21; (21) Marionville (Wakenaam)-16; (22) Golden Fleece-16; (23) Anna Regina-19; (24) Hampton Court-18.Immigrants who boarded at Calcutta were allotted to the following eight plantations: Springlands, Providence, Blairmont, Bath, Lusignan, Ogle, Diamond and Anna Regina.Immigrants who boarded were allotted to the following sixteen plantations:  Skeldon, Port Mourant, Albion, Rose Hall, Mara, Cane Grove, Hope, Enmore, Nonpariel, Mon Repos, La Bonne Intention, Uitvlugt, De Kinderen, Marionville (W), Golden Fleece and Hampton Court.The IAC regards this day as an important anniversary in the history of Guyana which marks the end of to this form of trading in humans on our shores, the British Government having ended the emigration of indentured labourers from India on March 12, 1917.The IAC urges all Guyanese to remember our ancestors who perished as well as those who survived the arduous journey and made Guyana their home. They worked, struggled and sacrificed with other groups to build our country and realized its freedoms. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedArrival Day messages 2018May 5, 2018In “latest news”IAC urges non-promotion of alcohol at Indian Arrival commemoration eventsApril 20, 2018In “Letters”The Arrival, Their Legacy – GAWU’s 2016 Arrival Day MessageMay 5, 2016In “latest news” read more

SEHA Vardar beat Metalurg 2726 with Pribaks lastsecond 9meters goal

The big derby in the SEHA regional league between Vardar and Metalurg brought very exciting finish, however the beginning of the game did not announce that. Vardar took the lead early and kept making bigger and bigger, Metalurg’s only bright spot being Vugrinec who practically fought Vardar alone. Half time score was 17:14 for the hosts. In the second half, even worse beginning for Metalurg, only one goal in 10 minutes, and Vardar has 6 goals lead after 10 minutes. Lino Cervar tried different tactics, and it only started working in the final 15 minutes. Metalurg continued getting closer and closer, and this meant very exciting finish. Through Goce Georgievski, Metalurg make it 26:26, and Vardar has the last attack. Vardar try to keep the ball until the end, and without making any shot, they are getting 9 meters, and time is over. Pribak takes the 9 meters, and over the hands of 6 Metalurg players and Mitrevski, scores a goal, Vardar wins 27:26. Markovic led Vardar with 10 goals.Darko Stanic red carded in 4th minuteNaumce Mojsovski missed this game due to injury, but Metalurg had to cope without the services of Darko Stanic early in the match. In a counter-attack of Vardar, Stanic ran to try to take the ball before it reaches Markovic, and incidentally his foot caught the one of Markovic, after which Markovic fell, and the Slovakian referees called a red card for Stanic. cervargeorgievskimarkovicmetalurgSEHASEHA leagueVardarvugrinec ← Previous Story “War for Poland”: Outstanding Wisla smash Kielce! Next Story → Crazy house in Skopje: Vujović defended fans from Police! (VIDEO) read more

Most Irish people think drinking to excess is part of our culture

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 8 Mar 2017, 6:15 AM Image: EMPICS Sport Mar 8th 2017, 6:15 AM Share38 Tweet Email File Image: EMPICS Sport Most Irish people think drinking to excess is part of our culture However, many are now beginning to see the health implications of alcohol misuse. ALMOST HALF OF Irish people think drinking to excess is “no big deal”.A Behaviour and Attitudes survey on behalf of industry-funded group Drinkaware has revealed the attitudes Irish people have towards drinking.The research shows a gap between people’s intentions to drink less and their actions. While some people revealed their wish to drink less often, others feel their drinking habits don’t have any negative effects and revealed they do not take binge or excessive drinking seriously.1,000 Irish adults aged 18 and over were interviewed as part of the research, which revealed attitudes towards excessive drinking and risky behaviour around alcohol.It showed: File 14,009 Views By Paul Hosford https://jrnl.ie/3274950 73% say drinking to excess is just a part of Irish culture46% believe drinking to excess is ‘no big deal’27% believe drink driving is ‘less of an issue’ in recent years (contrary to RSA and An Garda Síochána research highlighting alcohol as a factor in 38% of collisions)However, many are now beginning to see the health implications of alcohol misuse.69% of Irish adults are more aware of how excessive drinking affects their health and well-being46% have made small positive changes to their drinking habits recently33% of people want to drink less oftenWhen asked what might help people to cut down, 82% of respondents agreed that alcohol education helps to encourage people to reduce their alcohol consumption.Dr Liam Twomey, Chief Medical Officer of Drinkaware said:“While this report shows that many people understand the impacts of alcohol and their health, it does highlight worrying behaviours and attitudes among many people around excessive drinking.“As a GP, I regularly see people in my surgery who recognise the health implications of alcohol in theory, but find it very hard to put that understanding into practice. I often see this disconnect between what people intend to do and want to do, and what they end up doing on a night out.”Read: Could your bottle of beer soon carry scary, cigarette-style warning labels? 47 Comments Short URLlast_img read more

WWE recaps the 915 episode of Total Divas on E

first_imgFacebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WWE.com has a recap of the 9/15 episode of WWE Total Divas that you can view by clicking here.You can also view highlights of the show by clicking here.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Velvet Sky Twitter Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Videos Articles Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha WhatsApp Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Google+ Smackdown Highlights: Undertaker appears, Shane fires Owens, Kingston takes out Ortonlast_img read more

Cirque du Soleil Volta is coming to the Del Mar Fairgrounds this

first_img Posted: March 31, 2019 March 31, 2019 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) – Cirque du Soleil’s Volta is coming to the Del Mar Fairgrounds this summer.The show will feature elements of the BMX world along with their aerial acts.Company manager Yannick Spierkel joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss the show. KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 9:13 AMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom Cirque du Soleil Volta is coming to the Del Mar Fairgrounds this summer Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Toddler Teacher at Tender Learning CentreFull-Time Sanitation (Food Manufacturing) at Stuffed FoodsFull-Time Service Technician at Cochrane VentilationFull-Time Package Handler (Warehouse) at FedEx GroundPart-Time Customer Service Representative at Lapels Dry CleaningFull-Time Software Engineering Manager at World Travel HoldingsPart-Time Housekeeper for Wilmington HomeFull-Time Special Education Teacher (STRIDES Program) at Wilmington High SchoolFull-Time Quality/Engineering Assistant at United Tool & Machine Corp.Full-Time Customer Service at The Serur Agencies(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)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… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of June 16, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Thai princess opens vetiver grass pilot project in Chattogram

first_imgThai princess Maha Chakri SirindhornThe visiting Thai princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on Wednesday inaugurated Vetiver Grass Development Pilot Project in Chattogram’s Tigerpass area.The pilot project has been taken to check mudslides and to prevent hill erosion in Chattogram city.The project will jointly be implemented by Thailand and Bangladesh in accordance with memorandum of understanding signed with Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) recently.The new environmental conservation project has been taken up in collaboration with the Environment and Forest Ministry of Bangladesh, titled “Bangladesh-Thailand Vetiver Grass Development Project”.After visiting Vetiver Grass Development Pilot Project site, Maha Chakri Sirindhorn formally planted Vetiver sapling at Mitapahar of Tigerpass.Environment and forest minister Anisul Islam Mahmud, Chattogram City Corporation mayor AJM Nasir Uddin, Thai ambassador to Bangladesh Panprmon Suwannaponage, among others, addressed the inauguration programme.Vetiver grass inventor professor Mohammad Shariful Islam of BUET presented four minutes slide show at the inaugural function.Outlining the massive development project for conservation of environment and forest undertaken by prime minister Sheikh Hasina, the environment minister urged the government of Thailand to walk together with Bangladesh to protect environment.“We have already graduated to developing country and present government is relentlessly striving to become middle income country by 2021 and developed country by 2041,” the minister said.Speaking on the occasion CCC mayor AJM Nasir Uddin said development of such vetiver grass is first ever in Bangladesh which will generate huge employment opportunity especially for women.“If the project result is positive, development of vetiver grass will immensely contribute to solve problems of hill erosion and water logging in the city,” the mayor said.The city mayor conveyed his gratitude to Chaipattna Foundation of Thailand for their assistance in Vetiver Grass Development Pilot Project.Thai Ambassador to Bangladesh Panprmon Suwannaponage said that the existing bilateral relationship in different fields between Thailand and Bangladesh will be strengthened in the days to come.A colorful tribal dance was presented in honour of the Thai princess.The Thai princess also visited Ethnological Museum, in Chattogram.last_img read more

Pasadena Elections Provide Test For Growing Latino Voting Bloc

first_img 00:00 /00:58 www.ci.pasadena.tx.usEarly voting is now underway across Texas for the May 4 Joint Election. One of the most significant contests in the Houston area is in Pasadena.It’s been just two years since the City of Pasadena lost a lawsuit for deliberately discriminating against Latino voters. This year, virtually every incumbent on the Pasadena City Council faces a contest, and many of the challengers are Hispanic.“Usually, there’s a dearth of Latinos that are running for public office, both locally and statewide, so we are encouraged to see that in almost all of the races there is a Latino that is running,” said Andy Canales, co-chair of the Latino Texas PAC.Hispanic voters now make up a much larger proportion of Pasadena’s electorate than two years ago.“What’s happened is over the course of all of this fighting is that the base of older, white conservative voters has declined and declined very quickly,” said Bob Stein, professor of political science at Rice University.Stein said the real test will be whether Latino voters show up in numbers similar to last year, when they helped Adrian Garcia oust then-County Commissioner Jack Morman. Listen Share X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

EA stops shipping manuals with Sports games

first_imgThe game manual included with most of today’s video games is a bit of an afterthought. It may have a color front cover with the the same design as on the box, but inside it is mostly black and white printed text with warning and license paragraphs alongside a page or two of control and gameplay options. And do any of us actually bother to take them out of the case and have a read? I bet the majority of you don’t.So EA has taken the decision to stop shipping them with EA Sports titles. That means less weight and no paper inside the case, saving on costs. But the manual isn’t disappearing completely. EA has instead decided to put a digital version directly on the disc of each game. That way it can’t be lost and won’t degrade over time like the paper ones do.EA isn’t the first to do this and Ubisoft implemented a similar strategy around this time last year. However, Ubisoft also introduced a new ecoTech eco-friendly DVD case to allow them to be easily recycled.While this is good news for the environment it’s also possibly another reason for publishers to push out a special edition of a game. That way an artbook, or at least a special full-color manual can be included as part of the extras. It’s also a sign that the in-game tutorial is now the number one way of getting the gameplay across to the player which I think we all prefer over reading a manual.The last EA Sports title to ship with a manual was NBA Jam according to Kotaku, and the first to ship without one under this new digital-manual system is Fight Night Champion.Read more at Kotakulast_img read more