Sergio Aguero returns to full training ahead of Stoke clash

first_imgStriker Sergio Aguero has completed a full training session with Manchester City and could be available for Saturday’s Premier League game against Stoke City, two weeks after sustaining a broken rib in a road accident.The 29-year-old was injured in a car crash in Amsterdam last month and missed City’s 1-0 win over champions Chelsea and both of Argentina’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers but returned to light training for the league leaders earlier this week.”Back to training. I am ready!” Aguero said on his verified Twitter account, alongside pictures of him and his team mates in action during Thursday’s session.Vuelta a los entrenamientos y preparado???!! Back to training. I am ready??! pic.twitter.com/ThauwGxq7f- Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) October 12, 2017Aguero is City’s top-scorer with six goals in as many Premier League appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side, who lead the standings on 19 points after seven fixtures.?? Take a peek through CityTV’s lens at Thursday’s session…WATCH: https://t.co/eKltuQqNBc #cityvstoke #mancity pic.twitter.com/2dQqS3iezp- Manchester City (@ManCity) October 12, 2017last_img read more

PDA alert: Alia Bhatt wears Ranbir Kapoor’s favourite jersey number

first_imgA picture is worth a thousand words. This adage fits perfectly for Alia Bhatt latest Instagram post. It is no secret that Ranbir Kapoor and Alia are in a relationship. While the Rockstar actor has often spoken about his ‘sacred’ relationship with girlfriend Alia, the Raazi actress has stayed away from making any official announcement.However, she made an exception recently when she posted a picture of herself wearing a jersey with boyfriend Ranbir’s lucky number and wrote, “To infinity and beyond”.Ranbir is known to be a soccer player, who sports a number 8 jersey. This is the closest Alia has come to accepting her relationship with Ranbir. Ranbir, in a recent interview to a leading daily, opened up on his relationship with Alia. He said, “It is something beautiful, sacred and really important to you, so you want to deal with it in a nice manner.””I am older now and wiser, too. I realise the value of human relationships, and I am not just talking about a partner, parents, friends or directors, but whoever is in your orbit [at that particular point]. I also realise the value of heartbreak as well as the hurt. I am not saying that I have reached a point where I know everything. It’s a constant struggle and you have to keep evolving as a person to be better, and that’s what I want to be. I want to be a good person, I’d like to do good work, get married, have children and die happy,” he added.advertisementIt was on the sets of Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra that love blossomed between Alia and Ranbir, and as they say, the rest is history.ALSO READ | Ranbir Kapoor on marriage with Alia Bhatt: I haven’t decided yetALSO READ | Ranbir Kapoor on relationship with Alia Bhatt: Don’t want to turn this into a circusALSO WATCH | Alia Bhatt opens up about her link-up rumours with Ranbir Kapoorlast_img read more

Grateful to Rajasthan Royals for taking a chance on me: Jofra Archer

first_imgRajasthan Royals lived to fight another day in the Indian Premier League and they once again had Jofra Archer to thank for the win as the all-rounder made a superb 27 off 12 balls to help his team beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 3 wickets in a close match at the Eden Gardens stadium on Thursday.The Royals rode on Riyan Parag’s 47 and significant contributions from Anjinkya Rahane (34), Sanju Samson (22) and Shreyas Gopal (18) to get close to the target but it was Jofra Archer’s knock (27 not out) which took the team over the line as he finished the match with a four and a six in the last over.This was Archer’s final match for the Royals in this season as the Jamaica-born English bowler will return home to join the national team for the upcoming series against Pakistan.Archer thanked the Royals team management and the franchise owners for keeping their faith in him and drafting him into the side despite him not having any international experience so far. Ben Stokes will also head back on the same flight with Archer to join the England limited-overs team.Jofra finishes it off in style. Great victory for the @rajasthanroyals pic.twitter.com/0Oc9S2aEQ8IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 2019″I feel really excited. The tournament didn’t go as well as we liked, but moments like these really make me cherish playing for Rajasthan.”Anyone that comes in to replace me and Stokesy will do a great job, I’m sure of that. I’m grateful for Rajasthan to take a chance on me, having not played any international cricket,” Archer said after the match.advertisementArcher will return home from his second IPL season with 11 wickets from 11 matches at an average of 26.45. He also managed 67 runs with the bat and top-scored with 27 not out against KKR.”I am really gutted that I have to leave the boys. I hope that we qualify for playoffs,” Archer said.A 6 that will stay with us for a lifetime! @craig_arch finished the match off for us in style. #HallaBol #RR #KKRvRR pic.twitter.com/FgKntFt5ZWRajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 25, 2019Incidentally, the Knight Riders had won their last game against Rajasthan Royals (in Jaipur) on April 7 before their six-match losing streak began with a defeat to defending champions Chennai Super Kings at the Chepauk in Chennai on April 7.Rajasthan Royals on the other hand, registered only their second win at the Eden Gardens in IPL history.Also Read | 17-year-old Riyan Parag wins thriller for RR, KKR lose 6 in a rowAlso Read | 2000 up! Steve Smith enters Indian Premier League listAlso Read | India’s star Ajinkya Rahane becomes 1st overseas cricketer to join HampshireAlso Read | KKR vs RR Highlights, IPL 2019: Rajasthan beat Kolkata by 3 wickets at Eden Gardenslast_img read more

Video: Penn State’s James Franklin Wears Easter Bunny Costume, Tackles Pinata

first_imgJames Franklin wears a bunny costume while tackling a piñata.James Franklin BunnyEaster Sunday is tomorrow, and Penn State head football coach James Franklin is hosting an event for children at his house. It features candy, possibly an egg hunt…and Franklin dressed up as the Easter Bunny.Yup, that’s correct. Franklin dressed up as the Easter Bunny and took down the pinata containing candy for all the party-goers. Instead of using a bat, he laid out and tackled the pinata. A 6’2″ and extremely competitive Easter bunny at @coachjfranklin‘s house? Yup, that checks out. pic.twitter.com/ISCItB4qgG— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) March 26, 2016Father, Coach, Friend, Loving Husband…Easter Bunny? @coachjfranklin #PSUnrivaled Happy Easter from Happy Valley pic.twitter.com/3iv9Y6Z02R— PJ Mullen (@psuPJ) March 26, 2016That’s an incredible sight. Not every day you see a Big Ten head coach in a furry costume tackling a pinata. [ Dr. Saturday ]last_img read more

Athlon Names 4 Iowa Players To Preseason All-American Teams

first_img Athlon Sports Names 4 Hawkeyes to Preseason All-America Team | #Hawkeyes https://t.co/Giw9hpm3mV— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) June 19, 2019A.J. Epenesa and Ihmir Smith-Marsette headline the group, as members of the first team.Epenesa is paired with Auburn’s Derrick Brown, Michigan State’s Kenny Willekes, and Ohio State’s Chase Young on the first-team defensive line.The Hawkeye star led the Big Ten in sacks at 10.5 without starting last season. He could have an incredibly prolific 2019 season, and is a projected top five pick.Smith-Marsette is listed as the first team kick returner. He averaged 29.5 yards per kick return last season, good for second in the nation in 2018.They were joined by a pair of Hawkeye offensive linemen on the lower teams. Alaric Jackson cracked the second team, while Tristaf Wirfs was named to the fourth team. The two have combined for 32 starts, and both made All-Big Ten squads after the 2018 season.[Athlon Sports] Iowa football's offensive line.EVANSTON, IL – OCTOBER 21: Alaric Jackson #77, Keegan Render #69, James Daniels #78 and Sean Welsh #79 of the Iowa Hawkeyes at the line of scrimmage during a game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 21, 2017 in Evanston, Illinois. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes 17-10. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)Athlon Sports put out its 2019 preseason All-American teams today. A number of Iowa Hawkeyes made the cut entering the year.Athlon goes four deep in its teams. The Hawkeyes land a pair of first-teamers, a second-team player, and one fourth-team player.With those numbers, Iowa is tied for fourth for most players included. Only Alabama (nine), Clemson (eight), and Georgia (five) are ahead, with Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah tied with fourth.It is strong company for the Hawkeyes.last_img read more

Special Warrants Help Projects Move Forward

first_imgGovernment has approved special warrants of $168 million for capital projects. Until a budget is passed, the Finance Act allows departments and entities to spend up to 50 per cent of their previous year’s approved budget. Special warrants grant an appropriation to allow expenses to be incurred if they are expected to exceed that amount. With this approval, $168 million in previously announced capital projects can proceed, including road and school construction projects and planned upgrades to the 911 system. Some projects have contractual obligations and others have required timelines to qualify for federal funding. The warrants ensure the continuity of government-funded projects, and provide certainty and stability to contractors and communities until a budget is passed. -30-last_img read more

John Legend Plays It Forward

first_imgCrackle, the multi-platform entertainment network, has announced the launch of its first original music series, “Playing It Forward,” presented by FedEx.John Legend Plays It ForwardCredit/Copyright: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Sony CrackleThe special street performance-style follow-doc is produced by Team Downey, an entertainment company founded by Robert Downey Jr and Susan Downey, alongside veteran music producer/composer Tony Berg and Kevin Lake. The “Playing It Forward” music movement will showcase surprise street performances by some of the world’s biggest artists in unplanned, unexpected environments across the country benefiting music education and charities of the artists’ choice.The first episode is available here, and features a surprise show by acclaimed singer and songwriter John Legend. The Grammy Award-winning artist performed three fan favorites, “All of Me,” “Ordinary People,” and “Shine” to an unsuspecting and amazed crowd at the Culver City Town Plaza in Los Angeles.“Music is a shared passion among our viewers and we’re excited to open a door to some of the industry’s biggest artists, making them accessible to our audience—all while raising money and awareness for charity and music education,” said Executive Vice President of Digital Networks at Sony Pictures Television and GM of Crackle, Eric Berger. “‘Playing it Forward’ is more than a concert series—it’s a movement that shows the value of music and a gift to fans around the world – we’re excited to kick it off with a surprise set from John Legend, to air across all U.S. Crackle platforms.”In addition to creating unforgettable content, “Playing It Forward” is committed to changing lives and supporting organizations dedicated to preserving music education. Through each episode of “Playing it Forward,” $100,000 will be donated to the charity of the artists’ choice. The first episode will benefit the Show Me Campaign, created by Legend, which works to break the cycle of poverty by giving children access to quality education through the promotion of scalable, proven solutions and programs.Additional unexpected performances from “Playing it Forward” will be announced at a later date. Fans can get more details and uncover clues to the next performance by clicking here and following Crackle on Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more

TRC piecing fragments from historys shadows to find the missing children

first_img(The flashdrive holding 4,900 death records passed from the British Columbia government to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Friday. APTN/Photo)By Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsIn the summer of 1920 Augustine Allen made a suicide pact with nine other boys who were attending St. Joseph’s Indian residential school in British Columbia.Allen was the only one who followed through with the pact, chewing and swallowing poisonous roots to find death. His family was never told where his body was buried. He was about nine years old at the time.“They never told my family he died,” said Esk’etemc First Nation Chief Charlene Belleau. “We want to find his grave. Part of our family’s closure will be when we find his remains and are able to take him home.”Belleau hopes her great uncle’s name will be found among the 4,900 death records the British Columbia government transferred to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) on Friday. The records include all deaths of First Nations children and youth aged four to 19 between 1870 and 1984.“I don’t know if it is there, I have asked, but they are not sure,” she said.Through its Missing Children Project, the TRC is currently trying to get an accurate count of the number of children who died in residential schools, the causes for their deaths and where they are buried. The commission has so far confirmed about 4,100 deaths, but expects the number to rise. TRC researchers are also tracking down cemeteries through death records, historical correspondence, the testimony of survivors, photographs and the use of ground penetrating radar.On Monday, the Alberta government quietly turned over 41 DVDs containing about 10,000 death records of First Nations people who died between 1923 and 1945. TRC researchers will now sift through the records to determine which ones died in one of the province’s 25 residential schools.The TRC has requested death records of First Nations children and youth during the residential school era from every province and territory. Quebec is the only province that has so far ignored the request.Nova Scotia, which was home to the Shubenacadie residential school, recently turned over 127 death records from 1922 to 1968. Thirteen of the records were of students who died in the residential school.Kimberly Murray, executive director of the TRC, said obtaining death records from Ontario remains a daunting task. The province, which had about 17 residential schools, has the oldest records and the largest collection, but none of them are yet digitized.Counting the dead and finding where they lie is one of the toughest tasks facing the TRC which has a little over a year left in its mandate. The commission’s final report will include a chapter on the deaths and it will be the last one written because researchers expect the numbers to continue to grow right up to the printing deadline. The final report will also include recommendations on how to maintain the search for the lost children.So far, in addition to combing through 7,000 survivor statements, TRC researchers have based their current tally on records from Aboriginal Affairs and Health Canada. The recent influx of provincial documents from B.C. and Alberta will now be added to the mix. TRC researchers will also soon be searching through the RCMP’s closed records held by Library and Archives Canada.With limited resources and a slow drip of new records, researchers have been forced to rely on clues in other historical evidence to track down deaths in the schools. In one instance, researchers used an invoice sent by a church to Ottawa for the cost of wood used for coffins to track down possible deaths.Finding where the children are buried is, in some ways, more difficult. Many of the cemeteries are overgrown and unmarked, lost in time and memory. The TRC has so far located about 50 cemeteries and, on a few occasions, used ground penetrating radar to confirm the existence of bodies below, said Murray.Researchers have also been forced to piece together fragments in the historical record to find where the children are buried. In one instance, a letter surfaced from a residential school principal to one of the churches describing how a full burial ground had forced the school to bury children across the street.Irene Cowley, 79, lost two uncles to the Elkhorn residential school in Manitoba. She doesn’t know how they died or what their first names were. All she knows is what was passed on to her by her father Roderick John Head who was their younger brother.“They didn’t bring their bodies home. They don’t know where they are buried,” said Cowley, who attended St. Alban’s and All Saints residential school in Saskatchewan.While at residential school, Cowley was forced to watch over a mentally ill girl named Stella Sapp who was strapped to a bed under a stairwell. She said she hopes that a death records search in Manitoba will turn up her lost uncles.“They just have to search the name ‘Head,’” said Cowley, who remembers that Sapp constantly yelled out for her mother and father. “It would be nice to know where they are buried.”jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Toronto police allege four men involved in sophisticated mortgage fraud

first_imgTORONTO – A guilty plea from a lawyer who had fled the country gave investigators the information they needed to lay charges against four men in a $17 million alleged mortgage fraud involving high-end Toronto properties, police said Tuesday.The men, who are all from the Toronto area and between the ages of 45 and 53, face charges including fraud, conspiracy, forgery and money laundering, police said.Police allege the men took part in a “sophisticated and complex” scheme involving “several high-end properties.”Lawyer Golnaz Vakili’s flight from Canada in March 2013 was the reason it took five years to bring charges against the men, said Det. Alan Fazeli.“She was the lawyer that was registering a lot of these things,” Fazeli said. “She was a missing piece.”Vakili has since pleaded guilty to charges related to facilitating the frauds, he said.Fazeli said numerous different methods were used in the alleged frauds, many of which involved properties in Toronto’s upscale Bridle Path area.“One of the methods that was used was fake individuals and shell companies had taken mortgages on some of these properties, and for all of them they had produced fake insurance and title insurance,” he said.Police would not say how many properties were involved in the alleged scheme.Law Society of Upper Canada documents say Vakili “participated in a massive fraud spree and multiple dishonest acts involving 13 different properties over a two-year period” beginning in 2011.“She prepared and acted upon fake documents in support of other clearly fraudulent transactions,” a Law society hearing document states. “She repeatedly lied to her clients. She gave false testimony before the Deputy Director of Land Titles. Her clients lost just under $14 million as a result of her activities.”Police said the four men — two from Toronto and two from Richmond Hill, Ont. — were arrested and charged last month.last_img read more

Hamiltons local scene featured in citys Ambition is in our blood

A new investment video put out by Hamilton Economic Development invites you to ‘come closer’ and ‘take a look’ at what Hamilton has to offer.Marketing Coordinator, Michael Marini, says the focus of the video is the people behind local businesses in the city.Helena McKinney, owner of In Fine Feather Yoga on Ottawa St. N., is one of the business owners featured in the video and she said she was honoured to be a part of it.“I truly believe in the ambition this city has. I see so many small business owners giving their all everyday to create change. We are all working towards Hamilton being the most beautiful city to live in,” said McKinney.In a post on Facebook, Colourblind Productions, the Hamilton company that created the video, said it was “a love letter from us to the ambitious community we’re proud to call our home.”Marini says they wanted the video to show investors the quality of place Hamilton is.“Hamilton is not a bedroom community,” said Marini. “Once the investment is made here, you have so many things to see, do and experience.” read more

Marcus Ball How Boris Johnsons accuser over Brexit spent donations on selfdefence

On Wednesday, in a landmark ruling, Mr Ball and his Remain-supporting backers convinced a district judge that the former Mayor of London may have criminally misled the British people during the EU referendum campaign. Unless Britain’s top prosecutor chooses to intervene, Mr Johnson must now appear in… This is the 29-year-old history graduate whose campaign threatens to overshadow Mr Johnson’s Tory leadership push, and perhaps even to derail Brexit itself. “My name is Marcus J. Ball. I am a private prosecutor, and I have a problem with lying politicians.” The well-dressed young man looks directly into the camera and begins to talk. “Hello Boris Johnson,” he says, with the beginnings of a smirk.

Emir Kurtagic stays VfL Gummerbachs coach

Emir KurtagicJan GorrVfL Gummersbach Young assistant of Sead Hasanefendic in VfL Gummerbach, Emir Kurtagic (31) got a chance to show what he knows in the worst moment, when legendary team was in the relegation zone after 13 Rounds of Toyota Handball Bundesliga this season and he done that very well. VfL Gummersbach will finish season on 10th place, far away from relegation battles and Kurgatic got a prolongation of contract, even club already had a deal with Jan Gorr from Huttenberg, who had to come next summer. ← Previous Story Roland Mikler stays in Pick Szeged until 2014 Next Story → Kadetten Schaffhausen for the 6th time Swiss champion!

Ireland will be performing at the worlds largest music education event for

first_imgIRELAND WILL BE represented at the World Conference of the International Society for Music Education for the first time.It’s the largest music education event in the world and staff and students from Dundalk Institute of Technology will be performing for Ireland.ISME is hosting its 31st World Conference in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil.The DkIT Ceol Oirghialla Traditional Music Ensemble flew in on Friday and have their first official performance tomorrow.As well as performing at the ISME conference, they will facilitate workshops and perform with local groups Bando Celta and Irish Fellas.Head of Music, Dr Adèle Commins is very proud of the group: Performances by staff and students enrich the cultural life of the Institute and provide opportunities for the Institute to engage with both the wider community and the rich cultural heritage of the region in which they are situated.Over the past twelve months, the group has performed at Birr Castle, Stormont Assembly Buildings and at the renaming of the Boyne Bridge in honour of former President Mary McAleese.It has also welcomed performing groups from New York and Kansas to perform in Dundalk.The author is Dr Daithí Kearney, Programme Director of the BA (Hons) Applied Music at DkIT and Director of the DkIT Ceol Oirghialla Traditional Music Ensemble.He said the experience “will provide staff and students the opportunity to engage with music education on the world stage, highlighting the quality of education available in Ireland”.The DkIT Ceol Oirghialla Traditional Ensemble is supported by Culture Ireland and the Society for Music Education in Ireland.Read: Guinness announce €1 million fund for emerging Irish musicians>Read: ‘Sacred, secular and irreverent’: Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus on their summer concert>last_img read more

Bejeweled 3 Launches

first_imgIn a world dominated by Angry Bird with slingshots, can the one-time undisputed king of casual gaming regain its title? PopCaps today is unleashing the Bejeweled 3, the first full sequel to popular puzzle series in more than a half dozen years.The latest version of the game features double the game modes of Bejeweled 2, a complete revamp of graphics and sound, and eight new mini games. The title also features four distinct new game play modes, including Butterflies, Poker, Dimond Mine, and Ice Storm. Popcap’s latest title is available now from the company’s site and a number of other online partners including MSN Games and Steam. Those looking for a stocking stuffer, can pick up a physical copy of the game for $19.95 from Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and Amazon.AdChoices广告Game trailer after the jump.last_img read more

This town in Longford is the most atrisk place from job automation

first_img 35 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share21 Tweet Email Feb 22nd 2019, 6:06 AM 29,147 Views Fethard, Co Tipperary. Source: GoogleMapsTWO OUT OF every five jobs in Ireland are at ‘high risk’ of automation, according to research from University College Cork, which has identified the top 10 most at-risk towns in Ireland for the first time. Topping that honour roll is Edgeworthstown in Co Longford.A new report, ‘Automation in Irish Towns: Who’s Most at Risk?’, was conducted using Central Statistics Office data alongside automation risk methodology, according to co-author, Dr Frank Crowley.“It’s the first time that any paper has gone this local,” he says. Examining data identifying which jobs are least likely to require human input in the future, Dr Crowley, alongside co-author Dr Justin Doran, paired this with occupational data from towns around Ireland. Measuring ‘high risk’ towns against ‘low risk’ towns, Dr Crowley concluded that among the most at-risk jobs in Ireland were office, secretarial and administrative support positions as well as process plant operators, jobs in agriculture and customer service.The least at-risk jobs include teaching and education, as well as jobs in the arts, media and culture related positions. Health and social care and research and development positions also remain at low-risk from automation. ‘High-risk, Low-risk’As part of the study, Crowley and Doran studied urban towns with a population of 1,500 people or greater. In total, they’ve identified the top 10 town jobs at-risk of automation, which are as follows: This town in Longford is the most at-risk place from job automation in the country Research from University College Cork has identified the top 10 most at-risk towns in Ireland for the first time. center_img https://jrnl.ie/4506110 Friday 22 Feb 2019, 6:05 AM Edgeworthstown, Co. LongfordBallyjamesduff, Co. CavanCarrick-On-Suir, Co. TipperaryPortlaw, Co. WaterfordClones, Co. MonaghanTullow, Co. CarlowCahir, Co. TipperaryLifford, Co. DonegalEdenderry, Co. OffalyFethard, Co. TipperaryWhile the Irish towns least at risk from automation are:Bearna, Co. GalwayStrandhill, Co. SligoMalahide, Co. DublinAnnacotty, Co LimerickGreystones, Co. WicklowPortmarnock, Co. DublinEnniskerry, Co. WicklowBallina, Co. MayoSkerries, Co. DublinMaynooth, Co. KildareAs a result of this research, Dr Crowley has concluded that efforts to ensure Irish towns don’t decline as a result of automation must be localised. The government’s Ireland 2040 initiative largely identified urban growth over the coming decades but Crowley says that this raises the question as to how peripheral towns in rural areas will survive. “It’s concerning that we don’t really have much of a policy focus around this whole area,” he has said. “What about these towns that aren’t in city regions?,” Crowley says. “The context to all this is Brexit, Trump, the Yellow Vest protests. We have this stability at an international level and we know that most of this is actually being driven by economic discontent, particularly in lagging areas.”“Do we leave these places to decline? says Crowley. “Or do we come up with some sort of policy to mitigate the effects of their decline over time?” Short URL By Cónal Thomaslast_img read more

Serious threat to independence of ethnic community broadcasting

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Despite strong opposition from ethnic community broadcasters and many others within the community broadcasting sector, the CBF has announced it will go ahead with a new governance and structural model. “The changes will have a dramatic impact on how ethnic community broadcasters continue to broadcast in Australia. The National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters Council (NEMBC) will maintain its campaign against the disempowering changes being implemented by the CBF,” said NEMBC president Dr Tangi Steen. “The NEMBC represents all the ethnic stations and programs, reaching supporters and audience of over 5 million people throughout Australia,” said vice president of the NEMBC Nick Dmyterko. “The CBF’s new model will mainstream and dilute ethnic funding that will mean ethnic radio stations will lose funding, ethnic language programs jeopardised and metro and regional stations will lose their incentive to attract and broadcast new language programs,” said Mr Dmyterko. “We are concerned that ethnic community broadcasting will be controlled by a small group of people – the CBF board – that will hand-pick its own organisation. Under the CBF’s changes, democratic processes will be abolished and the NEMBC will be excluded from any say in how funds are to be distributed to ethnic community broadcasting. The new CBF board will make decisions and determine new guidelines without democratic ethnic community representation,” said Dr Steen and Mr Dmyterko. “The NEMBC is asking all ethnic community broadcasters and stations to boycott the CBF’s new model and boycott the call for nominations for any of the positions on the board or committees,” stated Dr Steen.last_img read more

Alpha project opens housing complex for homeless veterans in Normal Heights

first_imgAlpha project opens housing complex for homeless veterans in Normal Heights Posted: March 25, 2019 March 25, 2019 Updated: 10:19 AM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, A place for homeless veterans to call their own. The non-profit group Alpha Project formally opens a new apartment complex built specifically for veterans. We followed along as the first veteran to move in got a look at his new apartment home. @KUSINews pic.twitter.com/dhqMguc9db— Sasha Foo KUSI (@SashaFooKUSI) March 26, 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) – Tenants will begin moving into a brand new apartment complex in Normal Heights on Tuesday.However, it is no ordinary apartment building. Alpha Lofts, built by the non-profit group, Alpha Project, was built specifically for homeless veterans. We interviewed one of the first tenants who will be moving in this week.Charles Needs has been living in the Alpha Project’s bridge tent in the East Village and before that, he spent about a month sleeping on the street.We tagged along as Army Veteran Charles Needs got his first glimpse of what will be his new home after living several months sleeping on the street. He could hardly believe what he was seeing stating “It’s overwhelming, surreal actually- to know that my future begins here,”To build the 3 story building with 53 units, Alpha Project partnered with developer, Chelsea Developments to construct the $20 million complex. As a housing community with supportive services, caseworkers will help tenants achieve short term goals such as preparing resumes and finding help for substance abuse or mental health issues, as a way to work towards more long term plans. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

County restores allyear park access

first_imgClark County’s recently approved 2011-12 budget includes funding to keep Clark County regional parks and boat launches open all year long and return lifeguards to Klineline Pond.In December 2009, $1.6 million in cuts to park maintenance and operations forced the county to close 10 regional parks, boat launches and trail heads in January and February. The new budget does not restore all of the cuts. While the parks and boat launches will remain open this winter, maintenance of the parks will be reduced.Another important source of maintenance funding is from daily parking fees, which are now collected year-round at four parks and two boat launches.Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation sells annual parking passes for $40.Go to http://www.vanclarkparks-rec.org.last_img

6 dead suspect on loose in suburban Philadelphia

first_imgSOUDERTON, Pa. — A man suspected of going to three houses in the Philadelphia suburbs and fatally shooting six people, including his ex-wife and her 14-year-old niece, was at large Monday night, and a prosecutor said investigators didn’t know where he was or how he was getting around.Police recovered the cellphone and car of Bradley William Stone, who had recently been in court fighting with his ex-wife over custody of their two children. SWAT teams surrounded his Pennsburg home and pleaded through a bullhorn for him to surrender, but Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said it was unclear if he was there.“As I stand here right now, we do not know where he is,” Ferman told reporters at an evening news briefing.The shooting rampage started before dawn at the home of Stone’s former sister-in-law in Souderton and ended about 90 minutes later at ex-wife Nicole Stone’s apartment in nearby Harleysville, Ferman said, correcting a timeline that had been based on when the crime scenes were discovered.Nicole Stone’s sister, Patricia Flick, her sister’s husband, Aaron Flick, and the couple’s 14-year-old daughter, Nina Flick, were killed in the first wave of violence, which wasn’t discovered until just before 8 a.m., Ferman said.Their 17-year-old son, Anthony Flick, was pulled from the home with a head wound around 12:30 p.m. and was taken in an armored vehicle and then by helicopter to a Philadelphia hospital for treatment.last_img read more

Police Man stole Lotto tickets from Palm Beach store

first_imgGREENACRES, Fla. (WSVN) — Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man who, they said, stole scratch-off lottery tickets from a Palm Beach County convenience store earlier this month.Newly released surveillance video from the June 8 incident captured the subject breaking into the Greenacres store through the ceiling and shoving Lotto scratch-offs into a bag.The subject then returned to the store to cash in some of the winning tickets.If you have any information on his whereabouts, call Palm Beach Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img