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Liverpool January transfer news LIVE

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first_imgTransfers Liverpool January transfer news LIVE: Reds lower Sturridge price Goal Last updated 1 year ago 03:00 1/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Liverpool Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Reds as the January transfer window heats up Liverpool lower Sturridge priceLiverpool have lowered their asking price for striker Daniel Sturridge, who is being chased by Inter, reports sportitalia (via insidefutbol).The report claims that Liverpool now want just €1 million for a loan fee, with a €20m option to buy.Liverpool set to sign Falkirk defenderJurgen Klopp Liverpool Everton 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 Liverpool are set to sign Falkirk defender Tony Gallacher, report the Scottish Sun .The 18-year-old has spent the week on trial at Anfield and Jurgen Klopp has sanctioned a bid worth £200,000, which Falkirk have accepted.Gallacher has won caps at three Scottish youth levels – Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18.Reds to miss out on Inter starletZinho Vanheusden InterLiverpool are set to miss out on Inter youngster Zinho Vanheusden, with the club set to loan the centre-back to Standard Liege, according to Sky Italia (via Inside Futbol).The Serie A side are not ready to let the 18-year-old leave for good, preferring to loan him out and let him develop. West Ham bid £12m for Norwich starJames Maddison NorwichWest Ham United have made a £12 million bid for Norwich City midfielder James Maddison, according to The Guardian. The 21-year-old has been linked with several Premier League sides, with Liverpool and Tottenham also credited with an interest.Norwich will likely reject West Ham’s bid, hoping to generate a higher fee for Maddison. Liverpool consider RondonSalomon Rondon West BromLiverpool are considering a move for West Brom striker Salomon Rondon, according to The Sun.The Venezuela international has just 18 months left on his contract at The Hawthorns, though he is keen to remain with the Baggies.Should Jurgen Klopp’s side make their move for Rondon, they are likely to be competing for his signature with local rivals Everton, who are also keen on the former Zenit forward.Spartak want Liverpool wingerLazar Markovic LiverpoolSpartak Moscow are interested in signing Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic, reports the Liverpool Echo.Markovic hasn’t made a first-team appearance for Liverpool this season, and was wanted by Fiorentina during the summer transfer window.Watford and West Brom have been linked with January bids, and now Russian side Spartak are making a move to sign the Serbian.Liverpool not in Luan talksLuan GremioLiverpool are not in talks to sign Gremio striker Luan, according to the  Liverpool Echo.Reports had suggested that, following the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, Liverpool had opened discussions to bring in another Brazilian, with Luan having an €18 million release clause in his contract.However, there are reportedly no talks taking place to sign the South American Footballer of the Year, who has also been a target for Arsenal and Barcelona.Liverpool could loan out youngstersHarry Wilson, WalesLiverpool could allow more youngsters to head out on loan before the January transfer window closes, reports the Liverpool Echo.The likes of Matty Virtue and Corey Whelan have gone out on loan recently, and they could be joined by Harry Wilson, Ovie Ejaria and Lloyd Jones.The club’s Under-23 coach Neil Critchley said: “More loans is a possibility. You look at Harry, Ovie and we still have Lloyd with us at the moment. They would be the three who would come under the radar of other clubs.”Inter favourites to land SturridgeDaniel SturridgeInter remain in pole position to land Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge, reports the Liverpool Echo.Sturridge is not in Jurgen Klopp’s first-team plans, and is keen to secure a loan move for the remainder of the season. Inter’s interest, however, remains the only concrete offer on the table so far for the striker, who is reportedly reluctant to move to Serie A.Sevilla can’t agree Vidal feeAleix Vidal Barcelona 2017Sevilla are struggling to agree a fee with Barcelona to bring Aleix Vidal back to the club, according to Mundo Deportivo.Vidal signed for Barca in the summer of 2015, but will be allowed to leave Camp Nou in January, with Sevilla leading the chase for the right-back.However, Barcelona want €12 million for the 28-year-old, with Sevilla hoping the price will be dropped after offering €8m up front plus €2m in add-ons so far.Liverpool and Manchester United have also been linked with an approach for Vidal, but only a huge financial offer is expected to tempt him to the Premier League.Man Utd push for Seri dealJean Michael Seri NiceManchester United will aim to follow up the signing of Alexis Sanchez by agreeing a deal for Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, claims The Sun.Alexis completed his move to United from Arsenal on Monday, and now Jose Mourinho wants an agreement in place to sign Seri, either this month or in the summer.Seri is also an option for Manchester City, although the Ivory Coast international is viewed as a back-up to prime target Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred.Barcelona, Chelsea and Liverpool have all previously shown an interest in Seri, but Mourinho hopes United can beat their rivals to the signing of the 26-year-old.Sturridge to snub Serie A for ValenciaDaniel Sturridge LiverpoolLiverpool forward Daniel Sturridge is not interested in a move to Serie A, TuttoMercato reports.Inter and Roma are said to have been monitoring the England international, but Sturridge has informed Liverpool that he’d prefer to sign with Valencia.Revealed: Top 20 richest clubs in the worldPaul Pogba, Everton vs Manchester United, 17/18The 2016-17 Deloitte Football Money League rankings have been announced, with Manchester United retaining top spot. But who else makes the top 20?Read the full story on Goal right here!last_img read more

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FORMED

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first_imgTFA would like to announce the formation and appointment of the TFA 2007/08 National Indigenous Advisory Committee members. The formation of the charter for the committee is still in the preliminary stages of development, but the committee will be focused on a number of initiatives in Indigenous areas, including the attendance of an Australian team at the 2009 Indigenous World Cup.The Committee members are:Cameron Costello (Chairperson)Aaron AppoBo De La CruzBarry DrawsJo-Ann ShawMichael ZithaTFA would like to congratulate all members on their appointment, and wish them luck for the 2007/08 period.last_img

ESPN’s David Pollack: This Top 15 Team Is Losing Today

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first_imgA general view of the goal post during a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Houston Texans.PITTSBURGH – SEPTEMBER 07: A general view of the goal post during a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Houston Texans on September 7, 2008 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)ESPN college football analyst David Pollack is predicting a top 15 team will lose today. It’s a surprising pick.Penn State, the No. 13 team in the country, is taking on Pittsburgh at Heinz Field this evening. The Nittany Lions are coming off a way too close call against Appalachian State.Can PSU rebound tonight?Pollack doesn’t think so.The ESPN college football analyst is calling for the upset.Pollack calls Pitt over PSU— Medium Happy (@jdubs88) September 8, 2018Penn State and Pittsburgh are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T.The game will be on ABC.last_img read more

More than 200 Students and Teachers Prepare for Science and Technology Fair

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first_img “The sessions really took persons through an idea to determine whether it is really needed in the market, and how it is that they can go all the way through the process of commercialisation,” she noted. Coordinator for the Science and Technology Education Unit at the SRC, Amanda McKenzie, explained to JIS News that the sessions took the format of a panel discussion. Story Highlights More than 200 students and teachers participated in ideation sessions held recently to prepare them for the Scientific Research Council (SRC) National Science and Technology Fair.The three sessions, which were held in Kingston, Montego Bay and Mandeville, provided a forum for participants to identify key challenges affecting sectors in Jamaica and possible solutions.Coordinator for the Science and Technology Education Unit at the SRC, Amanda McKenzie, explained to JIS News that the sessions took the format of a panel discussion.Following this, ideas from the discussion were pitched and analysed to determine the feasibility of the ideas.“The sessions really took persons through an idea to determine whether it is really needed in the market, and how it is that they can go all the way through the process of commercialisation,” she noted.“For the Fair, we don’t want persons to come up with ideas that are not necessarily relevant at this time, so the sessions were to provide that sort of brainstorming session that would first identify the gaps that currently exist, what we can expect in the future, and how it is we can now, through foresight, develop innovative solutions to address [these],” she added.Students and teachers were exposed to presenters from various industries representing the categories of the Science Fair, including energy, health, security and food and agro-processing.Ms. McKenzie said there was a representative from the Montego Bay Marine Park who looked at the environmental conditions in Jamaica, and challenged persons to come up with ideas and solutions to mitigate these.Additionally, the students and teachers were exposed to an entrepreneurial perspective with the inclusion of entrepreneurs in the fields of nutraceuticals, agriculture, entertainment and photography.“This [entrepreneurship] is important because this is something that we are really pushing for persons, especially for the youth to get involved in,” Ms. McKenzie explained.She further added that this is a key component of the ‘Youth Employment in the Digital and Animation Industry’ (YEDAI) project, with which the Council is partnering this year to stage the National Science and Technology Fair.“We realise that there is a high rate of migration; especially for individuals that have attained tertiary-level education, there is a low innovation index in Jamaica, and even in cases where persons have developed items, products and services, there is not enough support, guidance or resources available to them,” Ms. McKenzie said.She noted that the sessions sought to provide persons with information to let them know of the potential that they “can tap into, benefit from and generate employment for themselves and other persons”.The sessions were held between April 19 and May 2.The National Science and Technology Fair is scheduled for June 12, with a registration deadline of May 18.For more information, persons may send an email to steu@src-jamaica.org or they may call 876-927-1771-4. More than 200 students and teachers participated in ideation sessions held recently to prepare them for the Scientific Research Council (SRC) National Science and Technology Fair.last_img read more

Montreal lawyer challenges order to euthanize pit bull involved in attack

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first_imgMONTREAL — A prominent Montreal lawyer is trying to save a pit bull from an order to have it put down after it attacked six people, including four children, last August.Anne-France Goldwater argued in court today the section of the city bylaw that declares a dog must be euthanized once declared dangerous contravenes provincial animal welfare legislation.She’s arguing the dog should instead be sent to a specialized refuge in New York, where it would be kept away from the public and never adopted to a home.Goldwater says the evidence demonstrates the dog in the current case wasn’t given a proper behavioural evaluation and the owner was shut out of the process.But a lawyer for the City of Montreal argued the dog’s actions on the day of the attack clearly showed it was dangerous, and municipal authorities had every right to order its euthanization.The Crown announced this week that there would be no criminal charges against the woman who was watching the dog when the dog attacks took place.Among the victims were two children — a brother and sister — were attacked by the dog in separate attacks on the same day, after which the dog was seized by authorities.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Prince Harry Attends 2014 WellChild Awards

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first_imgPrince Harry was won over by a young boy who greeted him with a passionate hug at an awards ceremony to recognise the courage of seriously ill children and their families.Prince Harry meets Carson at the WellChild AwardsCredit/Copyright: www.princehenryofwales.org/The Prince met with winners of the 10th annual WellChild Awards at the Hilton in Park Lane, Central London.Four-year-old Carson Hartley, who has a heart defect and is fitted with a portable ventilator, wasted no time in running straight up to Prince Harry and wrapping his arms around his legs.The pair then exchanged a number of high fives while His Royal Highness chatted to Carson’s parents about his complex heart condition.His mother Kirsty said: “We were worried he was going to high-five Prince Harry in the face he was so excited.“Harry got down on his knees and had a big smile on his face while he was chatting to Carson, he couldn’t believe how active he was despite all the conditions he has.“He said he thought he was inspirational for still being so happy, but he also said that parents must be recognised too for how hard they work, which was really nice to hear.”The WellChild awards, of which Prince Harry is Patron, recognises the courage of children and young people living with serious illnesses as well as the dedicated families, nurses and doctors who care for them.The Prince was also presented with a pottery pig that was designed to look like him, with the addition of curly red hair and a suit and tie.The Prince, who had the letter “H” inscribed on the soles of his shoes, has been patron of WellChild since 2007 and is guest of honour at its annual event.“This event seems to get bigger and better every year for those of you who have been before ; it is fantastic to see so many people getting behind WellChild,” said Prince Harry. “The charity continues to go from strength to strength in its mission to support children, young people and families all across the UK. First and most importantly, I would like to congratulate each of the Award Winners – your stories are moving beyond words and remind us all of just how fantastic you all are. You are an example to us all – we can learn a great deal from your strength of character, resolve and humour in facing down challenges every day.“WellChild remains committed to ensuring the very best care is available for all children who need it. Thanks to the fantastic support the charity has received this year:- WellChild has been able to increase the profile and awareness of its work- It has raised more money than ever before- Expanded its network of WellChild Children’s Nurses- And ultimately reached many more families who need so much help.”The awards ceremony was hosted by TV presenter Vernon Kay and was attended by the charity’s celebrity supporters including Dragons’ Den star Duncan Bannatyne, comedian Russell Howard and pop singer Pixie Lott.Source:www.princehenryofwales.orglast_img read more

If you dont have water… programs arent going to do you a

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first_imgBrittany HobsonAPTN NewsCindy Blackstock, the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society spoke out about how Canada and the provinces deal with children who need medical help on reserve.“If you don’t have water or a house parenting programs aren’t going to do you a lot of good,” she said. “Unless we create equity across all those dimensions the over-representation is going to continue.”Blackstock won a discrimination case in the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) against Canada where she proved the federal government spent less on First Nations child welfare when compared to what the provinces spend off reserve.Earlier this year the CHRT issued its fifth non-compliance order against Canada.But she says the provinces have a role to play as well.“If that solution the government agrees that’s a good solution and they still don’t implement it and you’ve tried everything I think that yeah you should go to litigation because the bottom line is that kids should come first,” she told the inquiry.bhobson@aptn.ca@bhobs22last_img read more

Killing of witnesses show death squad problem in Brazil UN rights office

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José Luis Díaz, spokesman for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), said in Geneva today, “the Office has learned with great consternation this morning of the reported killing of a second person in Brazil who had spoken to the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, Asma Jahangir, during her recent visit to that country.”Ms. Jahangir visited Brazil from 16 September to 8 October to check on reports of death squad murders. OHCHR officials in New York reported that on 27 September they received a report from Brazil saying that a witness who had spoken to Ms. Jahangir four days earlier had been shot by two men riding on a motorcycle. News reports today indicated a second witness had been shot in a similar fashion Thursday.Mr. Díaz said the Thursday murder, “seemed to be, unfortunately, indicative of the situation that the Special Rapporteur had described during her mission.””Ms. Jahangir had spoken at some length of death-squad activity,” he added. read more

Citizens United has been dogging Clintons since the days of Slick Willie

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Citizens United has been dogging Clintons since the days of ‘Slick Willie’ in ’92 by Julie Bykowicz, The Associated Press Posted Sep 7, 2015 10:21 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 7, 2015 at 11:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at Uncle Nancy’s Coffee House in Newton, Iowa. After spending the first few months of her campaign bemoaning “secret, unaccountable money” in politics, Clinton is coming out Tuesday, Sept. 8, with proposals to roll back the effects of the landmark Supreme Court case governing campaign finance won by conservative activist group Citizens United. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File) WASHINGTON – Nobody knows Citizens United quite like Hillary Rodham Clinton.The name of the conservative advocacy group, which five years ago won a landmark Supreme Court case governing campaign finance, has become the preferred shorthand for talking about money in politics. That decision led to the creation of the super PAC — groups that can accept contributions of any size and will spend hundreds of millions to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.“I want to tell you, Citizens United was about me,” the Democratic presidential front-runner said last month in Iowa. “Think how that makes me feel. A lot of people don’t know that, but the backstory is eye-opening.”After spending the first few months of her campaign bemoaning “secret, unaccountable money” in politics, Clinton is coming out Tuesday with proposals to roll back the effects of the court decision, a plan that includes pushing Congress to clamp down on secret donors whose money makes its way into elections. And new campaign video touches on the backstory, asserting she wants to overturn the Citizens United ruling because “she knows firsthand what it’s done to our democracy.”Clinton’s relationship with Citizens United dates to her husband’s first campaign for president.As a small, upstart group in 1992, Citizens United published a paperback attacking Bill Clinton. The book, “Slick Willie,” was part of a yearlong campaign to derail his presidential candidacy, which included stoking stories about Whitewater, a controversy about the Clintons’ failed real estate development investments.“We’ve been working consistently since 1992 on all things Clinton,” said David Bossie, longtime president of Citizens United. “I have an institutional knowledge of the Clintons and how the Clinton machine operates and the individuals behind it.”It was no surprise, then, that as she began her first White House run in 2007, Citizens United made use of its Clinton archives.The group, working with President Clinton’s estranged adviser, Dick Morris, made a 90-minute antagonistic political documentary titled: “Hillary: The Movie.” Its tagline: “If you thought you knew everything about Hillary Clinton, wait ’til you see the movie.”Promoted as a documentary, the film is heavy on commentary from Morris and others who oppose the Clintons, including conservative commentator Ann Coulter. People in the movie repeatedly call her unfit to be president.The plan was to release the movie at the beginning of 2008, as Democratic primary voters began choosing between Clinton and the other leading contender, Sen. Barack Obama.But the Federal Election Commission blocked Citizens United’s plan to promote the movie in television advertisements, saying the commercials amounted to an election-time message that would require disclosure of the group’s donors to federal regulators and a message disclaimer at the end of each ad.The group sued. While the legal case was pending, Citizens United showed “Hillary: The Movie” in a few theatres and sold it on DVD, two methods of distribution not regulated by the FEC. Meanwhile, Obama won the nomination and went on to win the White House that November.Then the plot thickened.Just after Election Day, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the Citizens United case.“The thing that they’re most famous for is something they never set out to do,” Fred Wertheimer, president of Democracy 21, a Washington group that advocates for stricter campaign finance rules, said of Citizens United. “They’re proud of the super PAC world that they never intended to create. Their lawsuit just became a vehicle for five justices hostile to campaign finance laws.”In January 2010, the justices ruled 5-4 to strike down the ban on corporate and union election spending, preserving only the prohibition of those entities giving directly to candidate campaigns.The decision touched off other court rulings and federal regulatory changes that gave rise to super PACs and boosted the impact of nonprofits — including Citizens United. Both kinds of groups not only may accept corporate and union money, but also are unbound by the $2,700-per-donor limits that candidate campaigns face.Clinton, who’d since become secretary of state, criticized the ruling in emails with a top aide. She and the aide expressed particular concern that a foreign agent could use a corporation to sidestep prohibitions on making campaign contributions.“This is unbelievable,” Clinton wrote to a confidant two days after the decision.Clinton’s remarks in Iowa last month offer a preview of how Clinton might weave this personal history into a broader call for a campaign finance overhaul. She has repeatedly said she wants to get “unaccountable money” out of politics and would work to pass a constitutional amendment to undo Citizens United.She told the crowd that Citizens United wanted to use “shadowy money” to promote its movie about her — a film she said was “no ‘Field of Dreams’ or ‘Bridges of Madison County.’”“They took aim at me, but they ended up damaging our entire democracy,” she said. “We can’t let them pull that same trick again.” She added: “Now I’m in their crosshairs again.”Indeed, Citizens United is at work now on “Hillary: The Sequel.” The group has prospered since the ruling that bears its name, having raised at least $50 million through its chief non-profit, tax records show, and millions more through a super PAC and traditional political committee.It has filed Freedom of Information requests and sued to gain access to emails from Clinton and her top staff while she was secretary of state.The goal, Bossie said, is to release a movie next summer, before the election. And what if, as in 2008, Clinton is defeated in the Democratic primary contest?“Although we will be disappointed for a very short moment, with all that work down the drain,” he said, “we’ll ultimately be very happy if she is not the nominee.”___Associated Press writer Ken Thomas contributed to this report.___Follow Julie Bykowicz on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/bykowicz read more

Fed is widely expected to leave key interest rate unchanged

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Fed is widely expected to leave key interest rate unchanged by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Nov 2, 2016 1:44 am MDT Last Updated Nov 2, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – With voters set to choose a new president and Congress in six days, the Federal Reserve will likely keep a low profile when it ends a meeting Wednesday to try to ensure it doesn’t become part of the debate at the close of a tumultuous political campaign.The Fed is expected to end the meeting with a policy statement that leaves interest rates unchanged. It’s possible that the statement will include a signal that a rate hike is likely at the Fed’s next meeting in mid-December as many expect. On the other hand, the Fed might decide to offer no hints Wednesday of a forthcoming rate hike in order to remain entirely neutral at a sensitive political moment.“In the midst of an election, the last thing the Fed wants to do is add fuel to all the political controversy from the candidates,” said Sung Won Sohn, an economics professor at California State University, Channel Islands.Sohn and other economists say they still think December is when the Fed will resume the rate increases it began late last year after having left its benchmark rate at a record low near zero for seven years. Next month’s meeting will include a news conference by Chair Janet Yellen, which would provide a platform for her to explain the Fed’s action and perhaps provide guidance on how many further rate increases the Fed foresees in 2017.The Fed’s years of record-low short-term rates were credited by many analysts with rejuvenating the economy after the Great Recession. When the Fed finally raised rates modestly in December last year, most economists and the central bank itself foresaw multiple rate increases in 2016. But economic weakness and market turmoil in China and Europe and a slowdown in U.S. growth kept the Fed on the sidelines.The economy has been showing some improvement lately. As measured by the gross domestic product, the economy grew at a 2.9 per cent annual rate in the July-September quarter, the government estimated last week, more than twice the rate in the April-June quarter.The unemployment rate is 5 per cent, typical of a healthy economy, down from 10 per cent in 2009, and the housing market, whose meltdown triggered the 2008 financial crisis and the recession, has largely recovered.Yet the Fed has sent no signal that a rate hike might occur this week. That is telling, analysts say, because the Fed under Yellen has carefully avoided catching investors off guard.A gauge of investor sentiment estimates the possibility of a Fed rate increase this week at just 7 per cent. The likelihood of a December increase is put at 74 per cent.In a recent speech, Yellen said she might be open to “temporarily running a ‘high-pressure economy’” to help heal some still-lingering damage from the recession and to try to boost spending and investment by consumers and businesses. By “high pressure,” Yellen meant an unemployment rate below a level associated with a healthy economy and an inflation rate above the Fed’s 2 per cent target.Her comments were taken to mean the Fed was in no hurry to raise rates and were viewed as a further signal that Yellen was willing to delay the next hike until December — even though the Fed’s decision to leave rates unchanged in September drew an unusually high three dissenting votes.Yellen’s comments have also been cited by analysts as an argument that her go-slow approach may mean only one rate increase this year and then one, or at most two, increases in 2017. With inflation still running below the central bank’s 2 per cent target, many Fed officials have said they think they have room to continue pursuing an extremely gradual approach to rate increases.“Yellen wants to run a high-pressure economy by overshooting inflation and pushing the unemployment rate lower,” said Diane Swonk, chief economist at DS Economics. “She wants to hedge against another recession.” read more

South Dakota State drubs Northern Iowa 8250

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MINNEAPOLIS — Mike Daum scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead South Dakota State in an 82-50 drubbing of Northern Iowa Saturday night.Daum was 11 of 12 from the free-throw line for the Jackrabbits (7-2) while notching his seventh double-double of the season. He led four players in double-figure scoring including Skyler Flatten with 17 points, David Jenkins with 16 and Alex Arians with 11.SDSU bolted to an early lead with an Arians’ 3-pointer sparking an 18-2 run, leading to a 24-7 Jackrabbits advantage midway in the first half. Daum sank his first five field goals including a dunk and a 3-pointer, ending the period with 16 points and the Jackrabbits led 40-25 at the break.SDSU scored eight unanswered points early in the second half to push it to 52-30 and cruised from there.Trae Berhow scored 19 points to lead the Panthers (3-5).The Associated Press read more

Codelco and Rio look for better technologies to mine and refine copper

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first_imgRio Tinto and Codelco have entered into the Río de Cobre (River of Copper) technology alliance agreement.  This new alliance allows both companies to jointly pursue next generation copper mining and processing technology development.  The aim is to deliver safer, more energy efficient and lower cost of production from both current and next generation open-pit and deep underground mines whilst operating with a lower a overall environmental impact.Governed by an independent chair and vice chair, Río de Cobre will pursue step change technology development in the areas of surface mining, underground mining and copper mineral recovery. Rio Tinto is already a world leader in automated open-pit mining with its work in the Pilbara of Western Australia (to be examined in more detail in IM, January 2010. Both companies are leaders in block caving and the automation of those underground operations.Tom Albanese, Rio Tinto’s chief executive said, “I am delighted that we have entered into the Río de Cobre alliance with Codelco.  Combining the Rio Tinto Mine of the FutureTM effort with the industry renowned copper technology expertise of Codelco positions both of our companies to best confront the challenges posed by the increasing demand for copper.”Codelco chief executive Jose Pablo Arellano said, “Today, Codelco as leader of the copper mining industry is extremely pleased to be signing the Rio de Cobre Alliance with Rio Tinto. This initiative will make possible a major technological breakthrough collaboration between the worlds largest innovators in the mining industry, starting the effort to meet the challenges in underground mine where we have the largest operation projects in the copper industry.”last_img read more

Watch A cruise ship being cut in half and extended by 30m

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first_imghttp://youtu.be/QirVr-pEVU4(Youtube / MKtimelapse)YOU MIGHT HAVE thought that 163 metres was long enough for any man. But apparently not for the owners of the cruise liner Braemar who wanted it lengthened by 31.2 metres.And they did it to0, by cutting it in half and sliding in a 19,089 tonne section at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Germany.Still dumbfounded? Well watch this timelapse of the two month operation and come back to us, because you may be even more so afterwards. The crisp finished article is really quite something.Read: Gorgeous San Fran timelapse video will make you want to book flights >Read: Timelapse captures the hustle and bustle of Grafton Street at Christmas >last_img

HSE cuts forced mother to put disabled daughter into care

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first_imgA MOTHER HAS been forced to put her disabled daughter into a nursing home because she can no longer afford to bring her to day care centres.The HSE offered to take Johanne Powell’s daughter Siobhan into residential care rather than provide access to support services and therapies, according to the Wexford woman.Johanne provides full-time home care for her physically and intellectually disabled daughter in their home in Fethard-on-Sea.Siobhan suffers from a rare chromosomal disorder which has caused chronic renal failure, scoliosis and epilepsy. The 29-year-old woman  is also a wheelchair user.Her mother recently lost her mobility allowance and  also had a 20 per cent cut in her respite care grant.However, the final straw came when a transport service to Siobhan’s day care centre in Wexford Town was cut from five to three days per week.“We are just barely keeping our heads above water up to now and cutting more services makes it absolutely impossible for us,” she told TheJournal.ie.Johanne says she cannot afford to drive Siobhan to the day care centre where her daughter receives vital supports including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and social interaction with her peers.“She absolutely loves it – she adores going there,” Johanne said.“It’s her main social outlet. There’s younger people there and they go shopping and drinking coffee.  I can’t have her at home starring at me all day. She needs a social outlet with people of her own age and ability.”Rather than reinstate the service, the HSE offered to take Siobhan into full-time care.Carers Association spokeswoman, Catherine Cox, said the HSE is cutting a service to save €16,000 per year when sending Siobhan into a residential nursing home will cost between €55,000 and €78,000 annually.“Surely the HSE can see that the logical thing to do is to allocate a portion of the promised funding for residential care towards providing an adequate package to support Johanne’s full time care of Siobhan in the home, including reinstating transport to day care services,” Cox said.“This throws open the debate and seriously questions the effectiveness of cross departmental budgeting both within the HSE and the public service generally.”The HSE said there was no question of someone being “inappropriately placed in a nursing home due to difficulties with transport”.“The HSE continues to liaise with the Powell family and a number of alternative options also been put forward for the family’s consideration in the hope of resolving this situation,” a spokesman said.Read: Pictures: 300 carers picket Leinster House over Budget >Read: Carers to protest at Dáil today over cuts to grant >last_img read more

Franck Ribery out with a hamstring injury

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first_imgBayern Munich have announced that Franck Ribery has sustained a hamstring injury at their winter training camp in Doha, QatarThe 35-year-old winger, who will be out of contract at the end of this season, suffered the injury in a practice match at Qatar.Bayern haven’t released any possible timetable for when Ribery may return to action with the club only stating that he’ll be out for the time being.“Franck Ribery is facing a spell on the sidelines after tearing a hamstring in Wednesday evening’s internal friendly match between members of the Bayern squad,” read a statement on the club website.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Ribery has managed five goals and one assist in 22 appearances for Bayern across all competitions this season.Meanwhile, both Arjen Robben (thigh) and Corentin Tolisso (cruciate) remain sidelined from Bayern’s winter preparations.Niko Kovac’s side will return to action away to Hoffenheim on January 19 in the Bundesliga.last_img read more

Biodiesel Day Celebrates Americas Advanced Biofuel

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first_imgInformation provided by the National Biodiesel Board March 18 is National Biodiesel Day and there are many reasons to celebrate America’s Advanced Biofuel. Rudolf Diesel, the inventor of the diesel engine was a true pioneer. When he developed the first diesel engine it ran on a biofuel, peanut oil. In fact, he envisioned a time when vegetable oils would one day be as important as petroleum among transportation fuels. Because of his foresight, and his contribution of the compression ignition engine, Biodiesel Day is celebrated on the anniversary of Diesel’s birthday.“I can’t imagine what Rudolf Diesel would think if he saw how his vision has come to fruition in today’s commercial biodiesel industry, a more than 2 billion gallon US market,” said National Biodiesel Board chairman Ron Marr. “It is here, now, cutting carbon emissions, supporting domestic green energy jobs, and benefiting consumers from coast to coast.”To celebrate Biodiesel Day, here are nine facts about biodiesel that will rev you up!Biodiesel is Cleaner-Burning – It burns much cleaner than petroleum diesel, reducing particulate matter, carbon monoxide, unburned hydrocarbons, and other smog causing particles.Biodiesel emissions 86 percent less than petroleum diesel – Lifecycle emissions are greatly reduced by using biodiesel. The 2 billion gallon biodiesel market last year cut carbon by some 18 million metric tons or the annual greenhouse gas emissions of 3.8 million cars. This is more emissions than from all of the cars in Colorado and Connecticut combined.Biodiesel is renewable – Biodiesel is made from renewable resources like soybean oil, animal fats, and recycled cooking oil. It has the highest energy balance of any commercially available fuel, returning 5.5 units of energy for every one unit needed to produce it.Biodiesel is less toxic than table salt – On land and in water biodiesel’s low toxicity is a major benefit of handling the fuel. Regular table salt is nearly 10 times more toxic than biodiesel so the environmental concerns associated with transporting fuels aren’t a problem with biodiesel.Biodiesel biodegrades faster than sugar – Biodiesel degrades four times faster than petroleum diesel. Within 28 days in water, pure biodiesel degrades nearly 90 percent, or slightly faster than the dextrose test sugar used as a scientific baseline. This is another reason it is much safer to handle and transport than petroleum.Biodiesel is the American alternative to foreign oil – Biodiesel is produced from coast to coast in nearly every state with regionally diverse raw materials. It is made from locally available byproducts and coproducts – soybean oil in the Grain Belt, recycled cooking oil in urban areas, animal fats from rendering plants in the Southwest and more.Biodiesel supports 62,000 U.S. jobs – The biodiesel industry supports thousands of domestic, green energy jobs from lab technicians to engineers to truck drivers. All aspects of the US economy are supported by biodiesel production.Biodiesel can be used in existing diesel engines without modification – Biodiesel has widespread support across all diesel applications because it is easy to use with existing infrastructure. From 4-door sedans to bulldozers, from street sweepers to school buses, from snow plows to semi-trucks, and even in boats and home heating systems, the use of biodiesel is as diverse as the diesel engine itself!Biodiesel is supported by all major engine manufacturers – Detroit’s Big Three Automakers – Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler – have supported high biodiesel blends for nearly a decade. Although vehicle manufacturers don’t warranty fuel, rather just their own parts and workmanship, nearly all now formally support blends of 20 percent biodiesel (B20) in their equipment. More than 78 percent of the diesel vehicles coming off production lines today cite biodiesel use in their owners’ manuals.So there you have it – clean, renewable, American made, biodegradable, reliable, ready-to-use, environmentally friendly, and creates American jobs. So what’s in your tank?last_img read more

Torque adds 2nd location in Washougal

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first_imgTorque Coffee Roasters is taking its blend of “guilt-free” coffee and pastries to downtown Washougal, marking the first expansion for a company that opened a single location in downtown Vancouver three years ago.Torque hopes to be up and running in the Washougal Town Square by Valentine’s Day, says co-owner Ryan Palmer. The company chose Washougal after looking for a new site in Clark County communities including Battle Ground and Hazel Dell, Palmer said. The Washougal shop will be at 1700 Main St., Suite 130, in the heart of downtown and a short easy distance from the Pendleton Woolen Mill, which has about 200 employees who could be potential customers. “It had all the right ingredients,” he said of the site.The Vancouver location, in an old building across Columbia Street from the Hilton hotel, has an edgy urban vibe that is rare for coffee shops in Clark County. It’s a large space filled with vintage tables and chairs, where customers can stretch out with their coffee and laptops. The coffee shop attracts downtown workers and residents as well as visitors from the Hilton and nearby Esther Short Park, Palmer said.The family-owned company takes a socially conscious approach to its purchases of coffee, and it contributes to community projects in coffee-producing countries including schools, housing and crop development initiatives, he said. “We have great relationships with farmers and with importers and exporters,” he said. “People can buy guilt-free.”Torque is the fourth retail tenant in Washougal Town Square, a two-floor Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver-certified building with 22,000 square feet of retail space and 25,000 square feet of Class A office space that opened in 2008. Property owner Lone Wolf Development announced this week that it also has signed with two new office tenants for the building, Exit Studios Inc. and American Family insurance agent Cynthia Cruz.last_img read more

Northern Gas and Power and Skyscanner among 2018s best employers for worklife

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first_imgUtilities organisation Northern Gas and Power, travel website Skyscanner (pictured) and employment agency Goodman Masson are among the organisations featured on the Highest Rated Companies for Work-Life Balance 2018 list, compiled by recruitment organisation Glassdoor.The list ranks UK organisations based on their overall work-life balance rating, which is awarded online, via employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor. To feature on the list, a minimum of 80 work-life balance ratings must have been submitted by UK employees by 12 July 2018.Northern Gas and Power topped 2018’s final list, with a work-life balance rating of 4.7. Energy supply organisation Love Energy Savings ranked in second place and technology firm Chess ICT came in third.Other organisations that feature on the list include estate agency Purplebricks and financial organisation Capital One.The top 20 highest rated organisations for work-life balance in 2018 is:Northern Gas and PowerLove Energy SavingsChess ICTEnvironment AgencySkyscannerEqual ExpertsRHPCapital OneBank of EnglandSytnerM&GCitizens AdviceGoodman MassonBromfordPurplebricksArmVMwareCivicaAnglian WaterThomson ReutersJohn Lamphiere, managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), said: “While tech [organisations] get a lot of attention for offering amazing perks and handsome salaries, these results indicate that it’s the non-tech businesses which provide UK employees with the best levels of work-life balance.“If [employers] want to attract quality talent, [they] need to be able to provide flexible working conditions and have a management team open to the idea of their employees working from home. We know that a good work-life balance is important to UK job seekers, so being a workplace where it’s valued can be a serious recruiting advantage.”last_img read more

Microsoft brings Windows Defender to Chrome and Firefox

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first_img Chrome Firefox Microsoft Mozilla Here’s how to use Google’s Password Checkup tool 1:15 2 Now playing: Watch this: Microsoft wants Windows PCs to be safe from malicious URLs. Sarah Tew/CNET Microsoft has launched its Windows Defender extensions for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. The company said its goal was to extend its container technology to other browsers and give customers a way to protect themselves against browser-based attacks. The extensions automatically redirect untrusted navigations to Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge, Windows Insider program head Dona Sokar and senior program manager Brandon LeBlanc said in a blog post on Friday. When you visit a site, Windows Defender checks the URL against a list of trusted sites. If the site is deemed malicious, you’ll be redirected to an isolated Microsoft Edge session. From there, you can travel to any site that hasn’t been defined as trusted by your organization without any risk to the rest of your system. “With our upcoming dynamic switching capability, if the user tries to go to a trusted site while in an isolated Microsoft Edge session, the user is taken back to the default browser,” Sokar and LeBlanc said. For now, the Windows Defender Application Guard extension for Chrome and Firefox is just for Windows Insiders with Windows 10 and Pro SKUs on 1803 or later. Microsoft said it’ll be available more generally “very soon.” Microsoft Edge News • Microsoft Edge browser will block intrusive ads Tags Preview • Microsoft rethinks the browser with Edge (hands-on) Share your voice Internet Internet Services Commentslast_img read more

Harry Potter x Vans Collection Unveils Magical Footwear for Fans

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first_imgStay on target Toy Tuesday: The Best Animal ToysGrab Your Wand: ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ Launches June 21 Get ready to shell out all your golden Galleons: The Harry Potter x Vans collection is finally here, and it is a magical assortment of apparel, accessories, and footwear.On Wednesday, Vans unveiled its full Harry Potter collection lineup on its website, which officially hit shelves on June 7, said a Vans press release. The collection, which is inspired by the Wizarding World, features sneakers styled after each Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s houses. Men’s and women’s clothing and accessory items will also be inspired by the four houses and feature Deathly Hallows-themed designs. The Harry Potter x Vans collection, which retails from $15 to $105, is available on the Vans website and at select Vans locations.Vans x Harry Potter Era Sneaker (Photo Credit: Vans)Inspired by each of the four Hogwarts houses, the Harry Potter x Vans collection features four colorways in Vans’ classic sneaker silhouettes: An Era for Slytherin ($70), a Sk8-Hi for Gryffindor ($55), a Classic Slip-On for Hufflepuff ($70), and an Authentic for Ravenclaw ($70). There’s also a ComfyCush Era sneaker that’s based on The Daily Prophet and comes in a cool newsprint graphic.AdChoices广告Vans x Harry Potter Pullover Hoodie (Photo Credit: Vans)The Harry Potter x Vans collection doesn’t end at shoes: Men’s and women’s clothing will include a mix of garments inspired by Hogwarts’ houses and the Deathly Hallows. A Hogwarts-themed white pullover ($69.50) is included in the men’s lineup, while the women’s lineup features a Deathly Hallows cropped long-sleeve tee ($44.50) with black foil screen printing on the front.Heading out for a trip to Diagon Alley? Or maybe Hogsmeade? The Harry Potter x Vans collection also has some accessories, including color-check socks ($15 or $20 per set) and a Dark Arts backpack ($52) with a wand motion screen print and a Harry Potter logo patch. Vans x Harry Potter Dark Arts Backpack (Photo Credit: Vans)For more details on the Harry Potter x Vans collection, visit the Vans website.More on Geek.com:Take My Galleons: Vans Teases Harry Potter-Themed MerchDive Deeper Into Wizarding World With Harry Potter E-BooksNew Harry Potter Lego Sets Feature Familiar Scenes, Characterslast_img read more