Keita injured in Leipzig win

first_imgRB Leipzig Liverpool-bound Keita injured after scoring stunner in Leipzig win Sacha Pisani Last updated 2 years ago 09:28 9/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Naby Keita Luca Waldschmidt RB Leipzig Hamburg Bundesliga 892017 Oliver Hardt RB Leipzig Naby Keïta Hamburger SV v RB Leipzig Liverpool Bundesliga The midfielder scored in his side’s 2-0 Bundesliga victory at Hamburg, however, he was unable to complete the match Naby Keita is set to undergo tests after sustaining an adductor problem in RB Leipzig’s win at Hamburg on Friday.Liverpool-bound midfielder Keita scored in Leipzig’s 2-0 Bundesliga victory, however, he was unable to complete the match.Liverpool 3/1 to beat Man City Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 After opening the scoring past the hour-mark, Keita – who will join Liverpool in the Premier League next season – had to leave the field in the final minute of regulation.Leipzig will be sweating on Keita’s fitness ahead of their Champions League debut against Monaco midweek.Naby #Keita was unable to complete #HSVRBL due to an adductor problem. An exact diagnosis will follow in due course. pic.twitter.com/1A0KfEOw19 — RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) September 8, 2017 Germany international Timo Werner was also on target as Leipzig ended Hamburg’s unbeaten start, sealing the victory with 15 minutes remaining.Werner, though, could have opened the scoring in the first half after being awarded a penalty.However, the video assistant referee (VAR) overturned the decision, after Werner went down in the box under a challenge from Albin Ekdal.last_img read more

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What is Aubameyang’s net worth & salary?

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang What is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s net worth and how much does the Arsenal star earn? Ronan Murphy 21:00 2/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal Getty Images Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal Premier League With a a huge car collection valued at over £1m, Goal investigates how much Aubameyang earns and the net worth of the Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang became Arsenal’s record signing when he joined the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund in January.The Gabon international moved to the Premier League for £56 million, and scored on his debut as Arsenal defeated Everton 5-1.On the field Aubameyang is known for his speed in attack, while he is known for the speed of his car collection off the field. 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 The 28-year-old is a flamboyant personality, even going so far as to call himself a ‘crazy kid’ in his apology to Dortmund fans after leaving for Arsenal.His craziness extends to stunts for his sponsors as well as a huge car collection. Goal investigates how much Aubameyang earns and the net worth of the Arsenal striker.How much does Aubameyang earn? Aubameyang’s transfer to Arsenal broke the club’s transfer record, but did not break the wage structure that Arsene Wenger has in place at the Emirates.Wenger’s approach at Arsenal ensures that wages do not spiral out of control like at other clubs, with £180,000-a-week wages making Aubameyang one of the top earners.He signed a three-and-a-half year deal which will keep him with the Premier League club until 2021. Timeframe Earnings Per second 29p Per minute £17.86 Per hour £1,071 Per day £25,714 Per week £180,000 Per month £780,000 Per year £9,360,000 What sponsorship deals does Aubameyang have? Aubameyang’s best-known sponsor is Nike thanks to a stunt he pulled at Borussia Dortmund that got him into trouble with his parent club.Having previously celebrated goals by wearing Batman and Spider-Man masks, Aubameyang marked a goal against Schalke in 2016-17 by donning a mask advertising Nike’s new boot brand. However, due to Dortmund’s partnership with Puma, the forward got in trouble with his club, picking up a £43k fine.Aubameyang continues to be an ambassador for Nike, and wears Nike Hypervenom Phantom III DF, the same boot worn by Harry Kane and Samir Nasri.What cars does Aubameyang own?Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang carAs one of the best paid players in the Bundesliga, he Gabon international built up quite a collection of sports cars, and has brought some of the left-hand-drive motors to England with him.He drove his £150,000-valued gold Range Rover Sport to the airport to complete his move to Arsenal, but owns a car collection worth over £1m.After selling his Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, Aubameyang bought a new model, adding a black Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 to his collection and dubbing it the Batmobile.When choosing which car to drive, Aubameyang has plenty of options including two Porsche Panameras and a Ferrari 488 Spider. These sit in his garage alongside a Ferrari 458 Italia, a gold Aston Martin DB9 Volante 2 and an Audi R8 V10 Plus – also in gold.How many social media followers does Aubameyang have? Fans of the striker can follow Aubameyang’s every move on his social media accounts, as he is very active on Instagram, posting regular photos and videos as well as stories on his feed.His Instagram account is hugely popular, with over 6.4m followers from around the world. Aubameyang’s Twitter is less active, but still boasts around 900k followers. Similarly, his Facebook page is liked by over 600k fans.What is Aubameyang’s net worth? Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, ArsenalBefore his transfer to Arsenal, Aubameyang’s net worth was estimated at €12m by Muzul, which converts to £10.5m.A successful spell in the Premier League could see his value rise, especially if he can replicate the form he had in the Bundesliga, where he became the first non-German player to score over 30 goals in a single season.At Saint-Etienne, he lifted the Coupe de la Ligue once, and just added the DFB-Pokal and DFL-Supercup while at Borussia Dortmund. He also was named African Player of the Year in 2015 and is one of the most marketable stars on his home continent, especially in Gabon.last_img read more

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10 months ago​Leicester, Stoke City target Guingamp teenager Phaeton

first_img​Leicester, Stoke City target Guingamp teenager Phaetonby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City are linked with French attacker Matthias Phaeton.The 18-year-old, who plays for Guingamp, is interesting the Foxes and Stoke City in the Championship.Per RMC Sport, he is currently negotiating with his club over a professional contract.And the French outlet believes that an offer of €800,000 or slightly higher could be enough to tempt them into selling the starlet.Phaeton made his debut for the first team in November. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Land Rover’s New 2018 Range Rover Velar Brings Concept Car Tech to the Showroom

first_img Kia Telluride Is the Perfect Road Tripper for All Two- and Four-Legged Friends Land Rover is expanding its range of offerings with a stylish new model called the Range Rover Velar. The SUV slots right between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport in the British company’s lineup.Up front, the Velar is immediately recognizable as a member of the Land Rover lineup. In profile, it stands out with a tall belt line and a low roof line that gently slopes into a rakish D-pillar, a styling cue that gives the Velar a sporty, coupe-like silhouette. The back end is markedly inspired by recent additions to the Land Rover lineup like the brand new Discovery, yet the overall design is more fluid than that of the aforementioned Evoque.The tapered sheet metal gives the Velar a drag coefficient 0.32. It’s Land Rover’s most aerodynamic SUV by a long shot, and it’s also the brand’s most road-focused model. It nonetheless offers nearly 10 inches of ground clearance when it’s ordered with the optional air suspension, allowing it to drive through about 25 inches of water.The fourth member of the Range Rover lineup inaugurates a futuristic infotainment system named Touch Pro Duo that brings concept car tech to the showroom. A 10-inch touchscreen embedded into the center console replaces all of the buttons and knobs typically located within the driver’s reach. The only exception to the rule is the volume knob, which is also used to turn the screen on and off.The front passengers use the touchscreen to adjust the vehicle, seat, and climate control settings. It’s a first for a production car from the British marque, and it will spread to other Jaguar-Land Rover models in the coming years. A second 10-inch screen on the dashboard displays the infotainment system. It’s framed by a thin strip of chrome trim that adds an elegant touch to the overall look.The Velar is the first Range Rover with seats that are good for the environment — literally. Soft leather comes standard, but buyers can order a sustainable, premium textile upholstery instead.“We call the Velar the avant-garde Range Rover. It brings a new dimension of glamour, modernity, and elegance to the brand. The Range Rover Velar changes everything,” said Land Rover design boss Gerry McGovern.The Velar’s base engine is a four-cylinder turbodiesel rated at 180 horsepower and a generous 317 pound-feet of torque. Next up is a 247-horsepower turbo four that runs on gasoline, while a supercharged V6 tuned to produce 380 horsepower occupies the top spot in the hierarchy.An eight-speed automatic transmission manufactured by ZF and all-wheel drive come standard regardless of how many cylinders are under the hood. The Velar hits 60 mph from a stop in a sports car-like 5.3 seconds in its fastest configuration.Aimed right at the Porsche Macan, the Land Rover Velar will go on sale later this year. Pricing starts at $49,900 before a mandatory $995 destination charge is factored in. At launch, the lineup will be broken down into four trim levels — Standard, S, SE, and HSE. A First Edition model limited to 500 examples will be available exclusively during the Velar’s first year on the market.The Velar takes Land Rover into a segment it’s never competed in before — the compact luxury crossover-coupe segment — but its name is deeply rooted in the company’s history. In 1969, development engineers began testing preproduction prototypes of the original Range Rover. The first 26 test mules were driven out on the open road without any camouflage, so the “Range Rover” lettering on the hood was replaced by the made-up name “Velar” to fool onlookers.The company says the name “Velar” is derived from the Latin word “velare,” which means to veil or to cover. Of course, the moniker was dropped when production of the first Range Rover started in 1970.Written by Ronan Glon for our ‘Brother Site’ Digital Trends Editors’ Recommendations 1 of 13 Next What is Bourbon? A Brief History of America’s Whiskey center_img Previous The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected Mezcal Unión Takes a People-First Approach to Making Spiritslast_img read more

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Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 Traffic control consists of a light bar and barrels. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 About 7.6 kilometres of Trunk 4, from the south side of RiverBourgeois Road easterly to Highway 104, will be surface paved,ditched and culverted. The work is expected to be completed byFriday, Oct. 31. Work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle and flag persons. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Mill Lake Road Underpass Mill Lake Road Underpass at Exit 6, on Highway 103 in Hubbards,will be narrowing lanes to 3.05 metres (10 feet) for repairsuntil Tuesday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of trafficsignals. A detour is available for wide loads (loads wider than3.05 metres) on exit ramps. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 289 Route 289 in Brookfield, from the railway tracks westerly for 3.7kilometres, has a one-lane closure for repairs until Tuesday,Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of signage. Work takes placefrom 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Offices: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 CONTINUING WORK ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Ohio East Road Ohio East Road from Trunk 7 westerly, approximately 4.8kilometres, has a one-lane closure for road repairs untilTuesday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle.Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Main Street, Whycocomagh Village Main Street in Whycocomagh Village, from Trans-Canada Highway 105easterly for 1.4 kilometres, has a one-lane closure for roadrepairs until Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of apilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 337 Route 337, from 800 metres south of Seabright Road, northerly 3.7kilometres, has a one-lane closure for repaving until Tuesday,Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons anda pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Joudrey Road Joudrey Road is closed, except to local traffic, for culvertrepairs, until further notice. A detour is available fromLouisville Road to Route 6. Work takes place 24 hours a day. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 311 Route 311, for 5.3 kilometres from Onslow Road to the StewartsBridge, has intermittent one-lane closures to facilitateditching, culvert work and repaving until Friday, Oct. 31.Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilotvehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, from Mount Uniacke to Stillwater overpass, will beshifting two-way traffic flow from the old lanes to the new lanesuntil Tuesday, Sept. 30. Speed limit will be reduced to 80 km/hfor the duration of construction. Traffic control consists oftraffic control persons and signage. A detour is available onTrunk 1, Exit 3 at Mount Uniacke, to Exit 4 at St. Croix. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5998 Local Area Office: 902-369-2169 Fax: 902-369-2074 INVERNESS COUNTY: Little River Bridge Little River Bridge at Mill Creek near Port Hood is closed totraffic for bridge replacement and approaches until Friday, Oct. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Kearney Lake Road The Kearney Lake Road interchange structure on Highway 102(southbound), will have a one-lane closure for bridgerehabilitation from Monday, Sept. 22 to Friday, Sept. 26. Trafficcontrol will consist of a light bar and barrels. Work takes placefrom 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Beaverbank Connector Beaverbank Connector and Highway 101 Interchange ramps, fromSackville Drive to Highway 101, has a lane closure for pavinguntil Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of flashing lightunits and signage. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-869-8301 Fax: 902-864-7811 INVERNESS COUNTY: Sandy Gillis Bridge Sandy Gillis Bridge in Judique is closed for bridge replacementand approaches until Friday, Oct. 31. A detour is available on atemporary bridge. Traffic control consists of signage. Work takesplace from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-860-5614 Fax: 902-860-5616 DIGBY COUNTY: Meteghan River Bridge Meteghan River Bridge on Trunk 1 is closed until further notice.If travelling from Yarmouth towards Saulnierville on Trunk 1, adetour is available on Maxwellton Road, to Second Division Road,to Placide Comeau Road and back to Trunk 1. If travelling fromHalifax or Digby towards Meteghan River, a detour is available onthe Placide Comeau Road, to Second Division Road, to MaxwelltonRoad and back to Trunk 1. Local Area Office: 902-769-2192 902-769-3396 REGION OF QUEENS: Medway River Bridge Medway River Bridge on Highway 103, about 100 metres east of theintersection with the Medway River Road (Exit 17A), has a one-lane closure for repairs until Tuesday, Sept. 30. Traffic controlconsists of traffic signals. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8p.m. Local Area Office: 902-860-5615 Fax: 902-860-5616 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 111/118 Interchange Ramps Highway 111/118 interchange ramps will be closed periodically forrepairs until Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists ofsignage. Various detours will be provided based on ramp closure.Work takes place 24 hours a day. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Whites Lake Brook Bridge Whites Lake Brook Bridge on Route 333 is undergoing concreterepair work and rail replacement until Tuesday, Sept. 30. Trafficcontrol consists of barriers along the north edge. Work takesplace from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16 Trunk 16 from Peas Brook to Halfway Cove Bridge, about 3.6kilometres, has intermittent lane closures until Oct. 31. Trafficcontrol consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle.Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Hammonds Plains Road The Hammonds Plains interchange bridge on Highway 102(southbound) has a lane closure for repairs until Friday, Oct. VICTORIA COUNTY: Little Narrows Little Narrows Road from Little Narrows Ferry has a one-laneclosure for road repairs until Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic controlconsists of a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Lower Herbert River Bridge Lower Herbert River Bridge on Ashdale Road, South Rawdon, isclosed for replacement until Monday, Sept. 22. A detour isavailable through Cross Road 3. The bridge is closed 24 hours aday. Local Area Office: 902-860-5615 Fax: 902-860-5616 Local Area Office: 902-798-2369 Fax: 902-798-2927 INVERNESS COUNTY: Margaree Harbour Bridge Margaree Harbour Bridge is closed to vehicles of more than 18tonnes until further notice. Detours are available on EastMargaree Road and East Margaree Crossroads. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 107 Highway 107, between exits 18 and 19, has a one-lane closure formicrosurfacing and bridge and guardrail repairs until Monday,Sept. 29. Traffic control consists of signage. Work takes placefrom 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A detour is available on a temporary bridge. Traffic control consists of traffic lights. Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Timber Bridge, Trunk 7 Timber Bridge on Trunk 7 in Moosehead Brook will be closed forreplacement from Monday, Sept. 22 to Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic control will consist of traffic lights. A detour isavailable adjacent to the bridge. Local Area Office: 902-885-2821 Fax: 902-885-3090 INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Crews are surface paving and ditching about four kilometres ofTrunk 19, from River Denys Mountain Road northerly. One lane willbe closed. The work is expected to be completed by Friday, Oct.31. A pilot vehicle and flag staff will provide traffic control.Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 PICTOU COUNTY: Balfour Bridge Route 289 will be closed from Montreal Road to Lairg Road forrepairs on the Balfour Bridge from Monday, Sept. 22 to Wednesday,Oct 15. Traffic control will consist of detour signs. -30- PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road in Pictou County is closeduntil further notice. Traffic control consists of signage. Adetour is available on Popular Hill Road and Meadowville StationRoad. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5998 REGION OF QUEENS: Highway 103 Highway 103 has alternating lane closures for road repairs untilFriday, Oct. 3. Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle, aflashing light unit, barrels and traffic cones. A detour isavailable on Trunk 3 from Liverpool to Broad River. Work takesplace from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 Fax: 902-827-5190 NEW WORK HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 111 Dartmouth Portland Street, Highway 111/118, MicMac Parclo and Exit 5, fromMicMac to the Woodland exit, will have partial lane closures forhighway ramp light repairs from Monday, Sept. 22 to Tuesday,Sept. 23. Traffic control will consist of an arrow board. Workwill take place from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Lacewood Drive The Highway 102/Lacewood Drive (Exit 2A) interchange has a one-lane closure for repair to traffic signals, curbs, gutters andsidewalks until Saturday, Nov. 15. Traffic control consists ofsignage. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 VICTORIA COUNTY: Route 223 Route 223, from Little Narrows Ferry, westerly 1.5 kilometres,has a one-lane closure for road repairs until Friday, Oct. 31.Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle. Work takes placefrom 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Maximum load width at the bridge is 3.05 metres (10 feet). Traffic control consists of traffic signals and traffic control persons. Work takes place 24 hours a day. VICTORIA COUNTY: Seal Island Bridge Seal Island Bridge has a one-lane closure until Wednesday, Oct. HANTS COUNTY: Walton Woods Bridge Walton Woods Bridge on Walton Woods Road is closed for repairsuntil Friday, Sept. 26. Traffic control consists of detour signs.A detour is available on Walton Woods Road to Bancroft Road andthen to Route 215. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2 from Taggart Road to the Portapique River has a one-laneclosure for ditching, culvert repairs and repaving until Friday,Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons.Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259last_img read more

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Province and Labour Commemorate Day of Mourning

first_imgENVIRONMENT/LABOUR–Province and Labour Commemorate Day ofMourning Environment and Labour Minister Kerry Morash joined the presidentof the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, Rick Clarke, at a solemnceremony at Province House today, April 28, to honour thethousands of Nova Scotians who were injured, and the 23 who diedbecause of work-related accidents or illness in 2003. Every year on this date, government and labour leaders joinfriends and family members to remember those workers killed orinjured on the job and to renew their commitment to making NovaScotia an accident-free province. “Tragedies in the workplace are sobering and disturbing eventsfor all of us, but most especially for the families, friends, andco-workers of the victim. Many lives and communities have changedforever,” said Mr. Morash. “Everyone involved — employer,employee and government — has a role to play to prevent futureinjury and death. We all have to work together to deliver thechanges in attitudes and habits about workplace safety.” According to Workers’ Compensation Board statistics, during atypical day in Nova Scotia, 92 people will get hurt at work. Twenty-five of them will be unable to return to work the nextday. In the next 16 days, someone will die as a result of theirwork. “Although there have been gains made in occupational health andsafety over recent years, more needs to be done as reflected inthe annual statistics of workplace injuries and fatalities,” saidMr. Clarke. “More must be done by all workplace stakeholders,including government, to reduce incidents of injuries anddeaths.” Mr. Clarke said this is the 20th year that Nova Scotians willcommemorate the Day of Mourning. “In 2003, 23 workers did notcome home. This year, as in years past, we gathered at ProvinceHouse to mourn the dead and fight for the living.” During the ceremony, Mr. Morash called on employers and employeesto intensify their health and safety practices and to renew theircommitment to reducing workplace injury and illness. Two years ago, a native Nova Scotia red maple tree and plaquewere placed on the grounds of Province House to honour the memoryof those who lost their lives on the job, and to reaffirmgovernment and labour’s joint commitment to preventing work-related injury and illness. “Today,” said Mr. Morash, “the treeis growing stronger and so, too, is the workplace health andsafety culture of the province. Workplace health and safetyremains a top priority for government.” The Department of Environment and Labour administers theOccupational Health and Safety Act. Its laws are designed toprotect the province’s more than 400,000 workers. For informationon workplace health and safety see the occupational health andsafety division website at www.gov.ns.ca/enla/ohs/ or call 1-800-952-2687 or 1-800-9LABOUR.last_img read more

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Vanessa Redgrave Meets Children And Young People In Lebanon

first_imgUNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and renowned actress Vanessa Redgrave, met with Syrian, Palestinian and Lebanese children and youth in Lebanon during a two-day visit to the country this week.Vanessa Redgrave met with Syrian refugee families in Housh al Refka informal settlement in Bekaa ValleyCredit/Copyright: UNICEF/UN0237319/Choufany“Returning to Lebanon, and spending time with children, families and teachers was a reminder of the shattering reality of life for those forced from their homes by war and conflict. One mother I met in her tent was grinding chillies to make a paste to spread on bread for her children,” said Vanessa. “Yet amid the daily difficulties, I saw moments of fun and achievement – in a school, three and four-year-old’s calling out ‘Goodmorning teacher!’ and repeating rhymes as their teacher clapped out a rhythm. Yet, these children are the lucky ones. As UNICEF reported this week, there are so many children and young people around the world who are denied the chance to go to school each day.”Vanessa visited projects implemented in and around Bednayel in the Bekaa Valley by Lebanese NGO LOST (Lebanese Organisation for Studies and Training), a UNICEF youth partner organisation which runs education programmes aimed at empowering vulnerable Lebanese and Syrian youth. She spoke to the children and young people about the obstacles they face in their daily lives, in obtaining an education, and finding jobs and opportunities.She also visited Housh al Rafiqa informal settlement, where spent time with Syrian refugee families including the Al Salameh family, and heard about the challenges their children face in accessing education, and the Hamdou family – a mother and nine children – discussing the struggles the family face in terms of supporting themselves.Vanessa also visited Shatila Palestinian camp, where she returned to a project close to her heart and spent time with the children, teachers and staff at the Beit Atfal Assomoud Kindergarten. In Ghobeiry, Vanessa visited the ANERA centre, meeting Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian young people taking vocational training courses, including hospitality management and beauty care. Vanessa then met young children taking part in basic literacy and numeracy and early childhood development programmes run by the Lebanese NGO Ana Aqraa.“In Lebanon, UNICEF is working alongside UNRWA and Lebanese NGOs for the Syrian and Palestinian children, but also for the vulnerable Lebanese children. The support we provide for these agencies, these teachers and children are so vital for the future, for their future and for ours,” Vanessa added.Lebanon, which has the world’s highest per capita refugee population, has been particularly affected by an influx of more than 1 million Syrian refugees. This is equivalent to nearly one-quarter of the country’s total population before the Syrian conflict began. The surge has taxed local resources, particularly schools, and has affected both refugee children and Lebanese students.“Education is not a privilege or a gift; it is a right for every girl and boy. That’s why UNICEF is equipping Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian children and youth with skills and knowledge to fully realize their potential, therefore empowering them to overcome the challenges of life” said Tanya Chapuisat, UNICEF Representative in Lebanon.Redgrave’s visit to Lebanon came as UNICEF released a report highlighting that a third of children and young people between the ages of 5 and 17 living in countries affected by conflict or disaster – totalling 104 million – are not in school. In Syria, after more than seven years of war, more than half of children at secondary education level are out of school.For children living in countries affected by protracted conflicts and complex humanitarian emergencies, quality education is particularly critical as it provides them with the stability and structure required to cope with the trauma they have experienced, and equips them with the knowledge and skills they need to rebuild their country once the conflict or disaster is over.Since 2015, UNICEF has been promoting free access to quality education for all children in Lebanon. With UNICEF support, the 2017-2018 school year has witnessed an increase in student enrolment rates by 14 per cent among non-Lebanese children and 3% among Lebanese children compared to the previous school year. Despite these efforts, many children remain out of school. More needs to be done to reach children who are not enrolled in any kind of education.last_img read more

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12000 cases filed since implementation of insolvency law setting up of NCLT

first_imgNew Delhi: As many as 12,000 cases have been filed since the implementation of the insolvency law and setting of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), a senior government official said Monday. Asserting that the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) should be the last resort, Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas said the NCLT has been very expeditious in disposing cases related to insolvency. “In some of the NCLTs, the number of cases filed and the number of cases disposed off are almost the same. That means you are almost current,” he noted. Cases under the code can be taken up only after approval from the tribunal, which has benches in different parts of the country. Srinivas said that personal insolvency should be approached carefully and in a planned manner. “The issue of personal insolvency is an important dimension, which we have to address at the earliest. “Today, we have approximately Rs 77 lakh crore as outstanding non-food credit. Out of this, industry accounts for about Rs 26 lakh crore and the services sector accounts for about Rs 21 lakh crore. These two put together accounts for Rs 48 lakh crore. It is 70 per cent of non-food credit outstanding. We are left with 30 per cent which we need to address now,” Srinivas said. According to him, there are two routes for personal insolvency — one is insolvency process followed by bankruptcy process and the second one is a fresh start. A fresh start or a waiver or a waiver of a loan should be considered for debtors based on certain criteria such as income levels and assets, he said. Speaking at a conference organised by industry body CII and British High Commission, Srinivas said that since the commencement of the Code and setting up of the NCLT, 12,000 cases have been filed. “(Around) 4,500 cases have been settled before resolution to a settlement amount of almost Rs 2 lakh crore. 1,500 cases have been admitted… 6,000 cases are waiting in queue,” he added. The IBC provides for time-bound resolution of stressed assets. To a query on long time taken in resolving certain cases under the IBC, Srinivas observed that it would not be fair to say that cases have been lingering on. “May be these large cases have taken more than 270 days and some may be double of that but if you look at the size of that loan and the quantum of recovery, it is still an extraordinary sort of result. “In (the case of) Essar, more than Rs 42,000 crore would be (recovered). That is a very big sum and involves some many creditors… I think for such very large cases, there would be some amount of litigation and one year or little over one year for such a large case to be settled is not too long,” he said on the sidelines of the event. Further, he said the time taken for resolution of large cases is not too long, especially when it is compared with the average of four-and-a-half years which has been taking prior to the IBC. “The repayment behaviour of poor persons is much better than the repayment behaviour of richer people because they know their livelihood would come to an end if they default…,” Srinivas said. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) Chairman M S Sahoo said the challenge before the Committee of Creditors (CoC) is the ability to recognise and distinguish between a company, which is potentially viable and unviable, then design a feasible resolution plan, while ensuring the firm’s value does not get further eroded in the process. The CoC should be willing to restructure its liability and delay liquidation if the company has the potential to be restored to health. However, the rescue plan should be confined only to viable companies, he said at the conference, according to a release issued by the CII. Noting that cross-border insolvency is still work in progress, Srinivas said that UNCITRAL provides for enough flexibility to have carve outs. “It is under the consideration of the government and very soon Parliament might also approve it,” he added. Established in 1966, UNCITRAL is a subsidiary body of the General Assembly of the UN with the general mandate to further the progressive harmonisation and unification of the law of international trade, as per its website. The UNCITRAL Model Law has been adopted in more than 40 countries. The model law deals with four major principles of cross-border insolvency, including direct access to foreign insolvency professionals and foreign creditors to participate in or commence domestic insolvency proceedings against a defaulting debtor. On the sidelines of the conference, Srinivas said that having insolvency counsellor is a very good idea. “We should look at it seriously. You should have an option for the counsellor to sort it out. Some mediation process should be there,” he added.last_img read more

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Morocco Has One of the Largest Social Safety Net Programs Report

Rabat – A new World Bank report ranked Morocco’s National Initiative for the Support of Human Development Support Project (INDH) among the world’s five largest social safety net programs.The World Bank released its 2015 report on The State of Social Safety Nets. It aggregated the budget for the social safety net programs of 157 countries.The report noted that around 55 percent of the world’s poorest population,773 million people, still lacked safety net coverage. It also said that Morocco and four other middle-income countries, have the world’s largest social safety net programs, reaching over 526 million people. Morocco’s National Initiative for the Support of Human Development Project INDH ranked third in the World Bank’s list of the World’s five largest social safety net programs, behind India and Ethiopia, followed by Russia and Bangladesh.The report noted that over 4 million people have benefited from INDH thus far. This number, however, is inconsistent with the Moroccan government’s official statistics.In May 2015, the Minister Delegate to the Interior Minister Charki Draiss, stated that the number of benefiters reached 2.9 million, and the budget amounted to MAD 7.45 billion, including INDH’s contribution estimated at MAD 4.38 billion.Commenting on this report, Othmane Kayer a professor of economy at the University of Mohamed VI said that the INDH has achieved most of its objectives; enabling large segments of the Moroccan society to have access to employment generating activities and has guaranteed them stable incomes.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

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News that Made Headlines in Morocco this Week

Rabat – This Week in Morocco is a weekly round-up of stories that made headlines in publications across the country. Find below this week’s biggest developments in the realms of business, politics, culture and beyond.According to Moroccan newspaper Al Massae, the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs Alfonso Dastis has reaffirmed his support for Morocco’s oil exploration projects conducted in its territorial waters. According to the Spanish minister, “development and prosperity in Morocco are legitimate objectives that Spain should respect and encourage.”Al Massae reported on Thursday that suicide game “The Blue Whale” has caused a 12-year old boy in a city near Marrakech to fall into a severe depression. The boy’s psyche forced his parents to take him in to a psychiatric hospital in Marrakech for a medical examination. Al Massae added that local authorities conducted an investigation that uncovered the child had tried to share the game with his friends. El Massae reported on Thursday that several unidentified suspects were spying on military barracks of the Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie, and trying to take pictures from inside. According to El Massae, the Royal Armed Forces in Errachidia arrested a suspect in possession of telescopes. The newspaper added that the motives of the spies remain unknown.Moroccan newspaper Akhbar Al Yaoum reported on Thursday that Morocco’s Minister of Sports and Youth Rachid Talbi Alami has lambasted certain religious practices during children’s holiday camps, especially the performance of Al-Fajr and Friday prayers.The same newspaper reported on Friday that Al Hoceima’s Court of Appeal has announced sentences ranging from 5 to 20 years imprisonment for seven Hirak Rif activists. The court has also sentenced Abdelhak El Bouchtaoui, a member of the detainees’ defense committee to 20 months in prison. According to the newspaper, the court charged the lawyer for “inciting activists to commit crimes” and for “participating in unauthorized protests.”According to Assabah newspaper, the residents of the southern city of Zagoura have issues strong condemnations against the country’s social disparities. Zagoura’s inhabitants are decrying the isolation of their city and calling on the government to launch development projects that would benefit the city, where a series of protests took place in the past months due to a lack of drinking water.Al Ahdath Al Maghribia reported on Thursday that the Moroccan Ministry of Labour announced that Moroccan agricultural workers authorized by Spain to participate in the next season’s harvest will begin departing to Spain in April.Moroccan newspaper Assabah reported on Friday that Spanish football team Atletico Madrid has been expressing in signing Moroccan star Ayoub El Kaabi. The newspaper added that the footballer’s performances in the African Nations Championship drawing the attention of many football teams internationally who hope to sign him from his local team, Renaissance Sportive de Berkane.Al Massae reported on Monday that the majority of Moroccan drivers are facing the risk of arrest due to irregular violations recorded by fixed radar in streets across Morocco.Assabah on Monday reported that the Ministry of Tourism has banned 11 agencies from organizing pilgrimage trips. Five agencies, according to Assabah are located in Casablanca, while two agencies are operating in Agadir. The ministry has also called on the citizens intending to participate in the 2018 pilgrimage season to check the agencies licensed by the ministry on its official website before making final arrangements.As the cold wave continues in Morocco, King Mohammed VI has instructed the government to redouble their efforts to help people in need in Morocco’s isolated areas, reported national newspapers recently. The monarch called on all governmental agencies to remain ready to alleviate the negative impact of heavy rains and a sharp drop in temperatures in some prefectures and provinces of Morocco. read more

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Starbucks to serve beer wine at select Canadian locations by end of

TORONTO — Fancy a glass of Pinot Grigio or a pint of cold pilsner? Soon, you won’t have to look any further than your local Starbucks.The world’s largest coffee chain says it plans to serve wine and beer at some select Canadian locations by the end of the year.The pilot program, called Starbucks Evenings, will offer customers a menu of wine, beer and small plates like olives, nuts and cheese after 4 p.m.Specific locations for the program have yet to be confirmed, says Carly Suppa, a spokeswoman with Starbucks Canada.The coffee giant first tried out the concept in one of its Seattle cafes in 2010 and has since expanded it to 30 more locations from Chicago to Los Angeles.Lattes and Frappuccinos it is: Starbucks gift-card sales boom as holiday shoppers see fail-safe betStarbucks order-ahead mobile app aims to make coffee breaks ‘less of a hassle’It’s part of an aggressive push by the company to expand into a food destination rather than just a place for coffee. Starbucks already sells sandwiches, salads and specialty drinks but has been trying to capture more sales throughout the day, instead of just those seeking an early morning caffeine fix.At select U.S. locations, customers can order from a menu of up to 10 different types of wines, including Italian Prosecco, Californian Chardonnay and Argentine Malbec. The evening menu also offers a variety of hot foods, such as chicken skewers, bacon-wrapped dates and truffle macaroni and cheese.When the program was first launched, it was targeted towards women looking for a place to grab a quick bite to eat and a glass of wine after work without having to go to a bar or a restaurant.“Say hello to a new way to enjoy Starbucks after 4 p.m. Drop in after work, with friends, after yoga, by yourself, after a long day or after a great day,” says a promo for the menu on its website.Starbucks says it will also launch a new bakery line in Canada called La Boulange with nine French-inspired pastries starting on March 3.Founded in 1971 in Seattle, Starbucks now operates more than 20,000 stores around the world. The first Canadian location opened in Vancouver in 1987. read more

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Record van and truck registrations again

Rolling year hits record at 392,582 units, up 7.7 per cent February CV registrations 19,297 units, up 8.5 per cent Strong sector growth in car-type pick ups and medium to heavy vans ‘These record rolling year figures show CV registrations still growing’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘Strong business confidence is driving investment in vans, trucks and buses. With CV registrations one of the best economic bell-weathers available, the outlook is excellent.’ For more details click on the link below.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Ohio State Equestrian Team reigns in medals

The Ohio State Equestrian Team has another banner to hang on the wall.OSU’s equestrian club traveled to Raleigh, N.C. last weekend to compete in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championships and finished as reserved national champions.“I’m really excited,” said coach Ollie Griffith. “We had plenty of opportunity to win and we just had a few bad breaks … but the team was great. They gave it everything they had.”The team finished second behind Oregon State University, who won the championship for the first time. Nebraska finished third.The team now boasts nine national championships and six reserve finishes.“We got another banner to hang on the wall,” Griffith said.The team also came home with some individual wins.Beth Bianco, a veteran Equestrian team member, was first in individual reigning. Austin Griffith, a second-year in marketing and Ollie Griffith’s son, was the high-point reigning and horsemanship western rider.“It was an awesome experience,” Austin Griffith said. “Winning the high point rider was really something I’ve really wanted to do.”Claire Sutton, a third-year in environmental science, won second in the team advanced competition. Lidia Pedrozo, a first-year in biology and animal science, was fourth in the team beginner bracket.“It was a lot of fun,” Austin Griffith said. “Our coaches just wouldn’t let up and we pulled through. I was really proud of our team.” read more

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Seal with a frisbee around its neck is released back into the

first_imgA seal who got a frisbee stuck round her neck, causing a nasty injury, has been released back into the wild after she was nursed back to health at an RSPCA centre.The Atlantic grey, nicknamed Mrs Frisbee, had become weaker and weaker as the plastic disc cut into her neck and was “nearly dead” when she was found at Horsey beach in Norfolk.She was rescued by volunteers from the Friends Of Horsey Seals group and cared for at the RSPCA’s East Winch Wildlife Centre near King’s Lynn, Norfolk. But in a heartwarming story, Mrs Frisbee was released back into the sea four months on from her rescue The centre’s manager, Alison Charles, said Mrs Frisbee ballooned from 67kg (10 stone 7lbs) on admission five months ago to 180kg (28 stone 4lbs) on the day she was released.She had to be weighed on a weigh bridge at a local aggregates company, as the centre’s scales only go up to 100kg.”She’s put a little bit of weight on, that’s the joy of mackerel, it’s absolutely amazing,” said Ms Charles. Staff kept the wound clean and Mrs Frisbee made her recovery, before being released on the beach at Horsey in Norfolk on Wednesday, where she bounded into the sea.”It’s taken a long long time but she’s finally come good,” said Ms Charles. “She’s got a heck of a scar on her because of how extensive her injury was but she’s brilliant.”It comes as the RSPCA has launched an appeal for donations as record-breaking numbers of sick seals have arrived at its wildlife centres, up from 262 in 2016 to 350 in 2017.More than 140 seals are currently being cared for at the charity’s four centres in Somerset, Cheshire, Norfolk and East Sussex, and it costs £14,000 per month on mackerel alone. The Atlantic grey, nicknamed Mrs Frisbee, had become weaker and weaker as the plastic disc cut into her neckCredit:Friends of Horsey Seals/PA The Atlantic grey, nicknamed Mrs Frisbee, had become weaker and weaker as the plastic disc cut into her neck Mrs Frisbee “was nearly dead” when she arrived at the centre, she added. “I’ve never seen an injury like that and I’ve worked with seals for over 20 years,” she said. “But we thought we’d give her a try with how she recovered on the first day.center_img The seal couldn't wait to get back into the water “It’s a minor miracle, she’s done incredibly well, but it’s a lot of hard work from a lot of people getting her fit and healthy.”Mrs Frisbee was brought into the centre in September 2017, where staff cut the frisbee off. It had become embedded, and Ms Charles said the seal’s neck extended “like a concertina” once the disc was removed.She was given antibiotics and steroids, and was eating mackerel by the next day. The seal couldn’t wait to get back into the waterCredit:David Rose But in a heartwarming story, Mrs Frisbee was released back into the sea four months on from her rescueCredit:David Rose Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Nokia Maps concurrence Google Maps sous iOS et Android

first_imgNokia Maps concurrence Google Maps sous iOS et AndroidÀ l’origine, le service de cartographie Nokia Maps, n’aurait dû être disponible que sur les terminaux Nokia. Mais, depuis le 13 mars, vous pouvez y accéder depuis iOS ou Android. Désormais disponible sur les iPhone et autres mobiles Android, Nokia Maps ne sera pourtant pas un système de cartographie natif à la Google Maps. Une petite manipulation sera nécessaire pour y accéder. Il vous suffira de diriger votre système de navigation vers le site web (lien non disponible) de Nokia Maps et le tour est joué !À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ce qui pourrait avantager le système de la firme finlandais, c’est que Nokia Maps vous guidera vocalement et surtout gratuitement peu importe où vous vous trouvez, précise le site Ubergizmo. Certes, Google Maps propose déjà ce service mais uniquement si vous circulez aux États-Unis, ce que vous ne faites pas forcément tous les jours…. Seul petit moins, le guidage ne fonctionne que si vous êtes à pied, et pas si vous êtes en voiture, moto, bus et autres véhicules motorisés.Néanmoins, l’annonce vocale des directions pour les conducteurs pourrait bien faire l’objet d’une prochaine mise à jour.Mais, pour l’instant, les utilisateurs devront se contenter d’une carte, d’une vue satellite, du trafic en live et des lignes de transports en commun. Le 14 mars 2012 à 09:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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IBM Coffee Drones Wakes You up Whether You Like It or Not

first_imgStay on target I can’t speak for other professions in other locations, but when you work in an office full of writers in New York City you’ll quickly notice that coffee is more essential than air and water. In college, you could practically see budding student journalists develop their caffeine dependency in real-time. Even as someone who personally doesn’t like to drink coffee (unless in ice cream form) I can’t help but admire the sheer power of this roasted bean juice.However, even though coffee seems like it’s everywhere, when you really need it suddenly it feels too far away. Imagine if a flying robot could just bring you coffee when the urge strikes? Well these days we have flying robots, we just call them drones. And IBM now wants to make drones that deliver coffee.IBM engineers recently applied for a patent describing drones smart enough to bring you coffee in a myriad of different ways. Folks could use voice commands, a mobile app, or just “gesture that they would like a drink.”More proactively though, users could also volunteer a bunch of biometric data gathered through something like Fitbit the drone could then use to determine your current coffee need. Sleeping too little? Hitting the midday crash? Meeting too hectic? Face too visibly tired? The drone could analyze all this information and go “Yes, this person totally needs coffee” without them even saying so. It’s like a coffee godmother.IBM’s beverage bot dreams even branch out to booze drones that can tell when you need to be cut off or are underage. But skeptics cited by USA Today like drone expert Ryan Calo and coffee expert Colin Newell believe delivering any kind of liquid through the air, especially hot liquid, is just unfeasible right now with current drone tech. So, for the time being, you’ll just have to keep relying on your dumb bodies to get coffee before the robots do it for you.For more on coffee tech check out these coffee-scented candles, a Star Wars French Press Coffee Maker, and London buses powered by coffee. If you’re in the market for an entry-level drone, we can help. Stay up to date on all drone news here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Researchers Use Rats to Find Out Why Coffee Makes Us PoopStarbucks Will Test ‘Greener,’ Recyclable Cups in Stores Soon last_img read more

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Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute ri

first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories One thing for sure is the quarterback and head coach seem to be comfortable with each other in the young relationship. Whisenhunt continues to provide faith for the man under center.“We’re going to continue to grow with Kevin as we are with our whole offense,” said Whisenhunt. “We’ll get better and better each week is what our hopes are.” The anticipation that was brought with the offseason acquisition of Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb may have over shadowed the fact it will take time for the new quarterback to live up to the hype. “We’re asking him to do some things in our offense that he hasn’t done before,” coach Whisenhunt told reporters after practice on Monday. “I don’t know to the degree of what he did in Philly, but I know it’s different.” Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Learning the new system will take time; this has become not necessarily an excuse for the new quarterback, but a constant reminder following each game during the team’s current three game slide. “I’m not going to tell you it’s a work in progress because I’m tired of saying it,” Kolb told reporters after practice on Monday. “I’m just ready to get it done and win some games.”Kolb has shown flashes of being a top quarterback, as well as flashes of a career back-up quarterback. “Kevin missed some things and that happens with quarterbacks, but he’s working through running our offense and getting comfortable with that,” said Whisenhunt.Kolb has not played very well as of late, perhaps he set his standard too high with his best performance coming in the first game of the season, when he threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns.Since week one, however, Kolb hasn’t thrown for 300 yards and has just three touchdowns to his four interceptions, but he won’t shy away from responsibility.“We have to get better as a group and it always starts with the quarterback,” said Kolb. “That’s the way we’ll approach it.”last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter World Resorts of Distin

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterWorld Resorts of Distinction (WRD) is offering an exciting new family-friendly, seven-night package at Beqa Lagoon Resort in Fiji. Coinciding with the Easter break, the enchanting island resort has introduced a family fun explorer week for 20-27 April, 2019.WRD Resort Marketing Manager, Narelle Langton, said Beqa is passionate about being a one-stop shop for families.“Despite the island’s size – just 15 square-kilometres – there are there are unlimited activities at Beqa Island Resort to keep every member of the family occupied, including relaxing spa treatments, sumptuous cuisine and great fishing, surfing and snorkelling,” she said.Priced at US$1,499 per adult, US$549 for children aged 2-11, and US$849 for children aged 12-17, the family fun explorer week package encapsulates this mentality and includes:Return ground and boat transfers from airport to Beqa IslandSeven nights in a deluxe, air-conditioned Fijian villaThree gourmet meals/ kid’s meals dailyBubblemaker or Seal Team ‘Intro Dive Class for Kids’, ‘Resort Introduction to Scuba Dive for Adults’, or one day (two dives) Reef Dive for Certified DiversKayaking, hiking treks, snorkelling and paddle boardingFijian cultural entertainment dailyPricing includes all applicable Government TaxesWith a focus on showcasing the region’s world-class dive sites, the package is run in conjunction with international dive experts, Miss Scuba. Guided by PADI dive masters, families can explore one of the world’s largest barrier reefs and the famous Cathedral dive site – one of the few places in the world people can dive with majestic tiger sharks.Beqa Island, one of the last untouched islands of the South Pacific, is rich in culture and tradition and is home to the famous Fijian Fire Walkers and the unrivalled Fijian hospitality.For more information about Beqa Lagoon Resort, see beqalagoonresort.com/Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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