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first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atletico Madrid boss Simeone delighted for Diego Costa after goal in victory at Mallorcaby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone was delighted for Diego Costa after scoring in victory at Real Mallorca.Costa hasn’t had it easy in front of goal lately and his coach is hoping the this strike will lead to more.”We know that strikers live on goals,” Simeone said after the game.”It’s very good for him and for the team.”I’m happy because he needed the goal. He’s one of our most important players in attack and if our forwards play well then it’s easier to win.” last_img read more

first_imgNavios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, an owner and operator of tanker vessels, said that the Nave Electron, a 2002-built VLCC of 305,178 dwt, was delivered to Navios Acquisition’s owned fleet on July 21, 2014.The company also announced that the Nave Electron has been chartered out to a high quality counterparty for minimum one year at a rate based on charterer’s VLCC pool earnings.The Nave Electron has been provided as collateral under the 8.125% First Priority Ship Mortgage Notes due 2021, in place of the Nave Dorado and the Nave Lucida (MR2 product tankers).As a result, approximately $5.5 million of value has been added to the collateral package.Following the delivery of the Nave Electron, Navios Acquisition has 38 vessels in the water of which 11 VLCCs, 23 product tankers and four chemical tankers.last_img read more

first_imgWelders in Nova Scotia will now be able to become certified morequickly and efficiently due to changes to the Welder TradeRegulations under the Apprenticeship Act. “We’re reducing the number of exams welders need to take, allowingthem to complete their certification more quickly and fill skillsgaps in the industry,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “Thisis another step we are taking with our partners in industry andlabour to improve the apprenticeship system in Nova Scotia.” In November 2003, the Welder Ad Hoc Advisory Committee recommendedthat the welder trade regulations should be revised to reflect thecurrent needs of industry and apprentices. The government approvedthe revisions, which came into effect on Aug. 26. “These changes will make it easier for older workers to get theirinterprovincial standard, or Red Seal, without the hassle andexpense of three examinations,” said John Wilson, business managerfor Ironworkers, Local 752. “We are pleased that government isworking with industry to improve opportunities for welders in NovaScotia.” There are currently 1,276 certified welders in the province andabout 75 registered apprentices. “More and more, welders we hire are interested in achieving RedSeal certification. They see the value of it and realize they haveto have it, as it gives them mobility,” said Louis Blinn at A.F.Theriault & Son Shipyard in Meteghan River. “Also, the apprenticewill learn the full range of the trade this way. This change isgood for both industry and the individual.” The apprenticeship training and skill development division of theDepartment of Education will work with welder apprentices to helpthem achieve certification. For more information, call thedivision at 1-800-494-5651.last_img read more

first_imgLa ville d’Halifax, hôte des premières épreuves d’été en 1969, marquera de nouveau l’histoire des Jeux du Canada dans moins d’un mois. La cérémonie d’ouverture, un événement diffusé à l’échelle nationale à ne pas manquer, exposera la richesse de la culture de la Nouvelle-Écosse, ainsi que son talent et sa diversité. En ce 12 janvier, la Société hôtesse annonce une distribution prestigieuse composée de plusieurs talents musicaux dont Chantal Kreviazuk, originaire de Winnipeg, The Trews, Grand Dérangement, Jimmy Rankin, JRDN, Rich Aucoin, The Stanfields et Tanya Davis. La cérémonie d’ouverture, qui aura lieu le vendredi 11 février à 19 h, au Centre Métro d’Halifax, présentera principalement des artistes de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Les billets pour cet événement néo-écossais particulier sont en vente en ligne, par téléphone ou à la billetterie de Ticket Atlantic. Pour de plus amples renseignements, visitez le site http://jeuxducanada2011.ca/billets. Patrick Roberge Productions, qui a déjà réalisé les spectacles des Jeux paralympiques d’hiver de 2010, ceux des Jeux du Canada précédents, le spectacle de la mi-temps de la Coupe Grey en 2010, ainsi que plusieurs autres événements sur la scène internationale, s’est associé avec Pilot Light Productions, originaire d’Halifax, pour assembler les différentes parties musicales de la cérémonie. Les auditions de danse qui ont eu lieu la semaine dernière au Centre des Jeux du Canada ont permis de choisir environ 50 danseurs locaux qui joueront un rôle lors du spectacle de deux heures. Le Stadacona Band et des membres de l’Atlantic Cirque feront également partie du spectacle. « Les Jeux du Canada sont une occasion pour la Nouvelle-Écosse de présenter toutes les expériences intéressantes que la province a à offrir, dont la richesse de sa culture et de son héritage », a dit le premier ministre Darrell Dexter. « Je ne peux pas songer à une meilleure façon de donner le coup d’envoi à ce qui promet d’être deux magnifiques semaines à Halifax en présentant cette brillante distribution d’artistes néo-écossais. Quel merveilleux et palpitant moment pour être un Néo-Écossais. » « Le talent et l’envergure des artistes qui seront sur scène pendant la cérémonie d’ouverture sont tous deux impressionnants et enivrants », a dit Gary Lunn, ministre d’État (Sports). « Comme nos athlètes, les artistes canadiens sont une source de fierté, c’est pourquoi la distribution de talents musicaux annoncée ajoutera une dose de piquant aux Jeux. Le gouvernement du Canada est fier de soutenir les Jeux du Canada de 2011 et nous avons hâte que cet événement sportif passionnant débute. » « Alors que la cérémonie d’ouverture présentera un remarquable rassemblement de talents du pays concentrés sur la scène, le fait de tenir les Jeux du Canada permettra à Halifax de se retrouver sous les feux des projecteurs à l’échelle nationale », a dit le maire de la MRH, Peter Kelly. « Chaque personne ici a hâte de faire l’expérience de ce qui sera certainement un événement inoubliable. » Un défilé des athlètes de chaque province et territoire, ainsi que plusieurs surprises, dont le dévoilement d’une nouvelle chanson thème des Jeux du Canada, seront également des moments forts de la cérémonie. Les gens du public seront aussi les vedettes de ce spectacle. Les portes ouvriront à 18 h et tous les détenteurs de billets devraient prendre place tôt pour pouvoir vivre l’expérience complète du spectacle de la cérémonie d’ouverture. L’événement donne le coup d’envoi aux Jeux, accueillant et célébrant les jeunes athlètes qui concourront dans 20 sports au cours des deux semaines suivantes. D’autres événements culturels clés des Jeux comprennent le Programme national des artistes et les spectacles gratuits prévus à la Grand-Place des célébrations à Grand Parade. Les Jeux d’hiver du Canada de 2011 seront le plus important événement multisports jamais tenu à Halifax et les premiers Jeux d’hiver du Canada pour la ville. Organisés tous les deux ans, alternant entre l’été et l’hiver, les Jeux du Canada sont un événement capital pour le développement des jeunes athlètes du pays en les préparant à devenir les champions de demain, que ce soit au plan national, international ou olympique.last_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL – Finding a tractor would have been easy, but Mylaine Massicotte wanted horses.After her last draft horse died last fall, the 34-year-old spent weeks combing classifieds before bringing home Jack and Alfie — a pair of short, sturdy, Haflinger horses with their breed’s signature chestnut colouring and blonde manes.From spring to fall, Massicotte’s slim figure can be seen walking or riding a small plow behind her team as she turns over the earth at Les Jardins d’en Haut, the small organic vegetable farm in she owns in Havelock, Que.She’s one of a handful of small-scale farmers who mostly eschews tractors in favour of real-life horsepower, for reasons she says are both idealistic and practical.While she admits the work would go much more quickly and easily with a tractor, she says there’s something to be said for partnering with an animal.“You feel a symbiosis with them, where with just a slight movement of your hand, they go where you want,” she explains, sitting at a picnic bench outside her small wooden stable.“You feel they’re happy to work, and willing to work.”Massicotte, who did not grow up on a farm, fell in love with horses over 10 years ago after she did an internship on a farm that used them in France.And while the practice may appear old-fashioned, she says horses have practical advantages.They’re less expensive to buy than a tractor, don’t compact the soil quite as much, their manure fertilizes the garden and they can be fed with hay she grows herself — although she does use a neighbour’s tractor to harvest it.Few statistics exist to show how many Canadian or North American farmers use horses for farm work.While some believe the practice continues to decline, others say there has been a resurgence — buoyed by a new generation of young farmers who are interested in environmentally-friendly and organic farming.Ken Laing, a southwestern Ontario farmer who has been farming with horses since 1979, is among those who believes the practice is on the rise.Laing and his wife and daughter run a 93 acre organic farm in St. Thomas, Ont., where they also breed, raise and sell Suffolk Punch draft horses.Laing describes horses as “solar-powered tractors,” which, unlike their mechanical counterparts, can be fully fed with materials grown on the farm and can reproduce themselves.“I’ve never gone out to the shed and found a baby tractor,” he says.Since the 1990s, his Orchard Hill Farm has taken in two or three interns every year — generally university-educated adults from an urban background who spend an entire season learning the ins and outs of farming with horses.The first thing Laing teaches them, he says, is to understand that working with animals takes time and commitment.“You need to passionate about it and really delve into it, because you need to learn how horses think, and you have to be thinking a little ahead of them so they don’t react to something and take you by surprise,” he says.Laing believes it’s now easier for young farmers to get started with horses than it used to be, thanks to internship programs like his as well as books and resources available online.But Massicotte still finds it hard.As one of only a handful of farmers in Quebec who uses horses, she sometimes feels isolated, with nobody nearby to turn to when she needs advice.Sometimes, she struggles to train Jack and Alfie, who only pulled sleighs and carts before she got them and can be temperamental at times.Since few companies manufacture modern agricultural tools for horses, she’s trying to design her own with the help of a machine shop in town.At times, she admits the tractor beckons. But for now at least, she’s not giving up.“What I really want is to improve with the horses,” she said.“Maybe if I can improve enough, and develop the right tools and talk about it, other people might join me.”last_img read more

first_imgBEIJING — The U.S. government has accused Beijing of stepping up hacking attacks aimed at stealing American technology ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a report that Chinese hacking efforts aimed at stealing American trade secrets have “increased in frequency and sophistication” this year.The report reflects U.S. skepticism before the meeting, to be held during a gathering of the Group of 20 major economies in Buenos Aires.The two sides have raised import duties on billions of dollars of each other’s goods in a fight over U.S. complaints that Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Taroudant – Moroccan 4G coverage is relatively strong compared with other countries, according to newly published report by the British company OpenSignal specializing in mapping coverage of wireless networks.The OpenSignal report, which collects data from millions of smartphone owners through its apps, revealed that Morocco has the best 4G coverage in Africa along with South Africa in terms of Long-Term Evolution network coverage, with 60 percent of the national territory served by the fourth generation of mobile technology.In terms of average download speed, Morocco is 26th worldwide and first in Africa with its Mbps. Morocco is ahead of the United Kingdom (29th, 15 Mbps), China (31th, 14 Mbps), Germany (34th, 14 Mbps), Japan (44th, 12 Mbps), Hong Kong (48th, 12 Mbps), and the United States (55th, 10 Mbps).According to the report, the kingdom is well above the global average for LTE download speed, which is set at 13.5 Mbps.“That doesn’t mean LTE is a superior technology to Wifi — the most powerful 802.11ac networks can deliver connection speeds in excess of 1 Gbps,” the report said.The report said that some countries like “South Korea and Singapore have set themselves apart from the main body of global operators, providing both superior coverage and speed.”Singapore has the world’s fastest networks by far, averaging 37 Mbps, followed by New Zealand and Hungary with 29 Mbps and 28 Mbps respectively.Saudi Arabia, Costa Rica, and Iran appeared in the bottom of the ranking respectively with 3 Mbps. read more

Rabat – The Moroccan equestrian team participating in the 12th African Games won a gold medal in team show jumping on Thursday, August 23.The Moroccan equestrians gave Morocco its eighth gold medal in the competition, which began Monday, August 19, in Rabat and continues until Saturday, August 31.The team scored 1.84 points at the Dar Es Salam Equestrian Sports Complex and Tbourida, ahead of Egypt with 3.23 points, and Algeria with 60.97 points. In the rankings, Zimbabwe finished fourth with 69.99, Tunisia fifth (106.17) and Tanzania sixth (154.82).Read Also: African Games 2019: CAF Proclaims Morocco Winner over South AfricaIn a statement to the state-owned press agency Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), Moroccan equestrian Abdelkebir Ouaddar said he was very proud to have been able to offer a gold medal to all Moroccans.“We managed to win this medal thanks to the efforts of all the riders who played with a serene state of mind and as a team,” added Ouaddar.Morocco has won seven other gold medals in judo, taekwondo, and snooker.The vice-president of the African Confederation of Equestrian Sports, Algerian Fahima Sebiane, hailed Morocco’s “outstanding” level of organization of the African Games. Morocco took over the hosting of the games just months ago after Equatorial Guinea pulled out as hosts.Sebiane continued to pay tribute to the Moroccan organizers and considered them as  “extremely powerful.”“We want to sustain the organization of championships and meetings at the African level to promote horse riding in the continent,” said Sebiane. Sebiane is also the vice president of the Algerian Equestrian Federation.Morocco is hosting the African Games in the cities of Rabat, Sale, Temara, Casablanca, Benslimane, and El Jadida, with the participation of nearly 6,500 athletes. read more

The statements of five young boys had been recorded in connection with the investigations after a woman took her son to the police and lodged a complaint about a case of sexual abuse. (Colombo Gazette) The Deputy Mayor of Nuwara Eliya, Tissa Seneviratne, has been remanded after he surrendered to court today over a child abuse case.According to the police, Seneviratne was remanded till September 9 by the court. A warrant had been issued for his arrest earlier.

The three-day mission to Sri Lanka, which ended today, was the first by a head of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to the island and was intended to underline that only peace can restore normal life, and highlight the agency’s work with IDPs, refugees in all but name because they have not crossed an international border.“We want confidence to be built in all areas for people to return. This must be based not just on words, but on actions,” High Commissioner António Guterres said in the rebel-held northern area of Kilinochchi on Wednesday. “The only way to solve this is to create conditions for people to find a permanent solution for their lives. We do believe that here there are a lot of people suffering and there is not enough attention paid to their suffering.”A 2002 ceasefire between the Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who have been fighting since 1983, has been in tatters since April when violence flared again. More than 312,000 people have been displaced in the conflict and UNHCR assists about 67,000 of these in welfare centres throughout the country. Yesterday, Mr. Guterres flew by helicopter to four communities in northern, eastern and western Sri Lanka to hear first-hand the concerns of some of the displaced, including Tamil Catholics and also Muslims who had been driven out of different parts of the county.He also met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse and representatives of the LTTE to discuss the UN refugee agency’s planned activities in the country. read more

The University today released the following statement regarding ongoing labour negotiations:On March 2, the University wrote to CUPE 4207 to offer binding arbitration to resolve all outstanding issues in the current labour negotiations, and to avert a strike.The University’s letter to CUPE 4207 came after the Brock University Students’ Union implored all parties to consider binding arbitration as a mechanism to resolve outstanding issues and “avoid a strike at all costs”.The University’s central concerns remain the potential disruption of the education of students and of the research and scholarly activities of faculty.CUPE 4207 has not responded to the University regarding the letter, but media reports quote union officials as rejecting the offer of arbitration because the parties “already have mediation dates established” and because the arbitration process is “very long” and “incredibly expensive”.To address the concern that arbitration is “incredibly expensive”, the University is willing to pay the full cost of the arbitrator. The cost of an arbitrator is typically between $3,500 and $5,000 per day, and the cost is normally split between the parties.The cost of arbitration is much more preferable than the cost of a strike.In its letter, the University informed the union that a number of well-respected arbitrators have dates available in March and April, and the University is prepared to schedule one of these dates. In fact, a grievance arbitration hearing that was scheduled for March 14 was recently cancelled because that date is the union’s strike deadline. If this arbitrator is still available, the University is willing to accept this date.On the matter of rejecting arbitration because mediation dates have already been set, these sessions can easily be cancelled and it does not preclude the parties from entering into binding arbitration.The University continues to be prepared to submit all outstanding issues to binding arbitration in order to avoid the effects of a strike on students and the academic term.Related links:• Collective bargaining• Collective bargaining FAQs read more

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue questions an official’s call during a game on Feb. 8 at in Cleveland. Credit: Courtesy of TNSFifty-two years.That is the amount of time since the city of Cleveland has been able to lay claim to a professional sports championship. Fifty-two years of long, agonizing pain for most Cleveland sports fans. However, a dawn seems to be coming.This year’s Cleveland Cavaliers look poised to be the city’s best chance in the past couple decades to defeat a sports curse that has plagued the town for the better part of the past century.The Cavs came as close to a championship in 2015 as any Cleveland team since the Indians lost in the bottom of the 11th inning in Game 7 of the 1997 World Series to the Florida Marlins. They lost in six games to the Golden State Warriors in a series in which they were hampered by injuries, playing without stars Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving.This year, the Cavaliers have had their ups and downs. Former coach David Blatt was fired about a month ago despite leading the team to a 30-11 record to start the season. Assistant coach Tyronn Lue was promoted to the head role, and the team is 10-4 since the move.Lue’s promotion, seemingly, was put in motion in order to counteract the Warriors’ offensive juggernaut, as many expect the two teams to meet again in the NBA Finals come June. Lue has stressed a more up-tempo offense, and it’s worked, evidenced by an increase in scoring from 101.4 points per game to 107.3 under the 38-year-old rookie coach.Although the team did not necessarily have bad conditioning before the coaching change, Lue has stated on many occasions that the Cavaliers need to get in better shape.This is something Cleveland will need if it goes up against the Warriors — a team that averages an astonishing 115.0 points per game and usually has five players on the court who can run in transition.One thing the Cavs have focused on is incorporating Love into their offense more. At times, Love looked out of place in Blatt’s offense, and he was visibly frustrated when he did not receive the ball.The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) puts up a shot during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant in Cleveland on Feb. 10. Credit: Courtesy of TNSUnder Lue’s offense, Love has seen an increase in touches, both in the post and at the elbow.Love is especially dangerous at the elbow, where he is able to hit the mid-range jumper. In the post, he has success backing down his defender for a baby hook near the block or pass to open shooters like J.R. Smith and Richard Jefferson that spot up on the 3-point line.Channing Frye, who was recently acquired in a trade from Orlando, looks to play a pivotal part in the Cleveland offense as well. A 6-foot-11 post who shoots 3-pointers well, Frye playing alongside Love would give James four different options to kick the ball out to when he’s driving to the rim.Not surprisingly, a game plan to stop the Warriors first starts with containing Stephen Curry. Curry, the reigning MVP, is averaging 29.8 points per game this year and has terrorized the league from the 3-point line.Matthew Dellavedova proved capable at times guarding Curry in last year’s Finals. The key to his performance, and something the Cavs need to emulate again, is constant pressure on Curry. Whoever guards Curry has to pick him up right as he crosses half court and not leave his side until the rebound is secured.Additionally, if the Warriors do employ their small-ball lineup, Cleveland needs to use its size to gain an advantage on both the offensive and defensive boards.After losing to the Warriors last year in the Finals and both games this season, including a 132-98 blowout, the Cavaliers will undoubtedly have one eye on the Finals as they finish the season and head into the postseason.One could argue that Cleveland needs to focus on one game at a time. It’s a valid point, as the Cavs have  a tendency at times this year to play down to the level of their opponents, namely a 106-97 loss to a Charlotte Hornets team playing with neither Al Jefferson nor Kemba Walker.However, the Cavaliers have shown they can make quick work of Eastern Conference foes in the playoffs. Besides perhaps the Toronto Raptors, no team poses a real threat to Cleveland’s hopes for back-to-back Finals appearances.Most importantly, the Cavaliers need to stay healthy. Fans and analysts alike have questioned, “What if?” in regards to Love and Irving’s absences in the Finals last year. Irving has a history of being injury-prone, so his minutes will need to be monitored as the Cavaliers advance deep into the playoffs.Despite what many say, the “Cleveland Curse” is real. Fans of the Cavaliers, Indians and Browns have gotten their hearts broken time and time again whenever it seems a championship run is impending. However, it is very possible that this just might finally be the year that the city of Cleveland can forget years of misery and rejoice as the Cavaliers bring home a championship. read more

first_imgJustin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has hit out at the epidemic of fake news in his annual Easter sermon. Archbishop Welby said that the public has become used to facts “being reduced to the level of opinion” and that “opinions are in themselves the only facts that seem to count”. He spoke as the Royal Family attended an Easter service at St George’s chapel at Windsor Castle. The Prime Minister Theresa May also attended a service at St Andrew’s Church in Sonning, Berkshire. Archbishop Welby said that Christians who have been targeted by bombing in Egypt will continue to celebrate Easter because of the “reality” of the Resurrection. Last week churches St George’s in Tanta and St Mark’s in Alexandria, both in northern Egypt, were attacked by bombers who killed at least 45 in attacks for which Isil has claimed responsibility. Archbishop Welby said: “We are used to facts being contested. We are even used to facts being reduced to the level of opinion.  “So individualised are our news cycles that our opinions are in themselves the only facts that seem to count.”However, what brings the faithful out to worship in Tanta and Alexandria is truth. It happened.”In his Easter address Pope Francis also referenced violence in the Middle East, condemning Saturday’s attack on a convoy of Syrian evacuees near Aleppo. He said: “At this time support the efforts of those who are actively working to bring relief and comfort to civilians in Syria, the victim of a war that continues to sow horror and death. “The latest despicable attack yesterday on fleeing refugees has resulted in numerous deaths and injuries. Bring peace to all the Middle East, from the Holy Land  to Iraq and Yemen as well.”center_img 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

first_imgAlleged sexual assault of girl by garda referred to GSOC The officer in question is the subject of an ongoing probe. 21 Comments Friday 9 Dec 2016, 8:30 AM http://jrnl.ie/3129433 ALLEGATIONS THAT A garda sexually assaulted a girl aged 11 have been referred to the Garda Siochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC).A garda spokesperson confirmed this today.The Irish Sun first reported the allegations this morning, saying the officer in question is the subject of an ongoing probe.A spokesperson from GSOC told TheJournal.ie they could not comment on the allegation. Image: Niall Carson Image: Niall Carson 15,091 Views By Aoife Barry Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email1 Dec 9th 2016, 8:30 AM Short URLlast_img read more

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/3316149 214 Comments Share2040 Tweet Email4 Update: Major Disruption to services due to Bus Éireann dispute, please see service details here https://t.co/rukH7fiLOU— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) March 31, 2017 Short URL By Sean Murray We wish to advise customers that due to Bus Eireann pickets at depots there will be serious disruption to Dublin Bus services this morning.— Dublin Bus (@dublinbusnews) March 31, 2017 Source: Dublin Bus/Twitter Image: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie Chaos for commuters with severe disruption to Irish Rail and Dublin Bus services this morning The companies said it is due to “orchestrated picketing” associated with Bus Éireann strike. NOTE: This is a developing story – find regular updates on our LIVEBLOG HERE >IRISH RAIL HAS advised customers that, “due to orchestrated picketing at depots” at a number of locations, there are major disruptions across its whole network of services this Friday morning.Also, Dublin Bus is advising it is experiencing “severe disruption” to services as a result of “organised secondary picketing at [their] depots”.Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Dublin Bus spokesperson Clíodhna Ní Fhátharta said that only a small number of buses made it out of the depots this morning and that the vast majority of bus services across the city and wider county would be affected. Source: Iarnród Éireann/Twitter Friday 31 Mar 2017, 7:24 AM Also speaking on RTÉ, Irish Rail spokesperson Barry Kenny said that he couldn’t “promise services would be restored later today”.Kenny added that refunds would be provided for anyone who had bought a ticket in advance, and customers would have the option to use their tickets on later services if they return this afternoon or evening.The company said it would continue to advise customers via its website and its Twitter page.It is expected these delays will persist throughout the day.Both Dublin Bus and Irish Rail said they had no warning ahead of the picketing, which Ní Fhátharta said began outside bus depots at 4am this morning.The Bus Éireann strike enters its eighth day today, and today’s delays were mirrored by day one of the strike last Friday, when there were also delays to services for Irish Rail.Read: ‘I can’t get to work’: Here’s how the Bus Éireann strikes have been affecting youRead: Shane Ross says he ‘has no ministerial magic wand’ that will solve Bus Éireann crisis Irish Rail, meanwhile, said it couldn’t guarantee any services across DART and Dublin Commuter, with cancellations on Intercity routes also expected.The list of cancellations is extensive:DART – All services currently cancelled except the 5.40 Bray to Malahide, and the 7.00 Malahide to BrayMaynooth/M3 – All services cancelledDrogheda – Services from Drogheda/Dundalk to Dublin currently operating but no service in the opposite direction.Portlaoise/Kildare – All services cancelled except 5.55 and 6.35 trains to HeustonAthlone/Dublin, Cork/Dublin, Westport/Dublin – all cancelled.Limerick/Dublin, Waterford/Limerick Junction – services operating at the moment.There are also delays linking Dublin to Rosslare and Gorey, Belfast and Galway. Image: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie Mar 31st 2017, 7:24 AM 98,346 Views last_img read more

Miss World Bahamas Contestants Pay Courtesy Call on the Governor General

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 16, 2017 – Nassau – Jerome Sawyer, president of the Miss Bahamas Organization, and 2017 Miss World Bahamas contestants paid a courtesy call on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.Press Release: BIS(BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Related Items:last_img

first_imgClark County’s economy expanded in October at a pace not seen in nearly a decade, the region’s labor economist reported Tuesday, adding 7,300 jobs over the year and posting an annualized growth rate of 5.2 percent.It’s a positive economic cycle driven by continued business investment and an uptick in consumer spending, said Scott Bailey, regional labor economist for the state Employment Security Department. “People get a bit more job security, so they’re able to spend more,” he said. And the county appears to be transitioning from the long economic recovery to expansion. “We’re pretty close to being in an expansion mode,” Bailey said.Still, concerns linger. Some people remain on the job-market sidelines, having given up looking for work in the fallout of the Great Recession, while others are still working part-time as they seek full-time positions. And strong job growth has yet to translate to bigger paychecks.“We still have a ways to go because of the underemployed,” Bailey said. Nevertheless, Clark County’s labor market results in October were mostly positive.The last time the county recorded a 5 percent annualized growth rate was in 2005. “We are in a growing metro area,” Bailey said, serving as a suburban region “that still has room to expand.”last_img read more

Police search for Fort Lauderdale bank robber

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities are hoping the public will help them locate a woman who, they said, robbed a Fort Lauderdale bank.The FBI released a surveillance still of a woman in a wool hat who, they said, demanded money from an employee at the Chase branch located on East Broward Boulevard and Southeast Eight Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, Friday, at around 12:30 p.m.Investigators have not disclosed how much money was taken.If you have any information on this bank robbery, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Man hospitalized after domestic dispute leads to officerinvolved shooting

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are investigating a shooting involving an officer that sent one man to the hospital.According to Miami-Dade Police, the incident happened along the 4900 block of Northwest 199th Street, Sunday.Investigators said officers responded to a call regarding a violent domestic dispute in the area.When they arrived at the scene, the female victim showed apparent signs of injury.Officials said a confrontation ensued when police made contact with the suspected offender, and the two parties fired shots.Police said the offender was shot several times in his lower extremities. The officer was not harmed.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews transported the offender to Ryder Trauma Center where he is listed in stable condition. last_img read more

first_img Share your voice Preview • 2019 Dodge Durango: Model overview, pricing, tech and specs There’s a 797-horsepower, supercharged V8 under this Durango’s hood. Dodge With its 475-horsepower, 6.4-liter V8, the Dodge Durango SRT is pretty much a muscle car with three rows of seats. But as it’s Fiat-Chrysler’s wont to Hellcat all the things, it was only a matter of time before the big Durango got a properly ludicrous engine upgrade. Enter the 797-horsepower Durango SRT Pursuit.Now, before you get your hopes up, let’s make one thing clear: this is purely a concept. Dubbed “Speed Trap,” the Durango SRT Pursuit was created solely for the purpose of participating in the annual One Lap of America race, which takes place from May 4 to 11.As its power output suggests, the Durango SRT Pursuit uses the supercharged, 6.2-liter V8 found under the hood of the Challenger Redeye. In addition to the added oomph, the one-off SUV gets a free-flow, stainless-steel, cat-back exhaust, as well as a 0.6-inch lower ride height. 15.7-inch front and 13.8-inch rear Brembo brakes should provide excellent stopping power, set behind a unique set of 20-inch wheels, wrapped in 305/35ZR20 Pirelli P-Zero tires — the same rubber you’ll find on a Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody. Good rubber is especially important, since One Lap rules stipulate that cars can only use one set of tires for the entire 4,000-mile extravaganza, with a single spare allowed for emergencies.The “Speed Trap” name comes from the Durango’s Pursuit Law Enforcement livery, which includes lights, sirens — the works. Inside, this SUV uses the same interior as the stock Durango SRT, though a four-point roll bar and five-point safety harness have been added per racing regulations.One Lap of America is a sort of successor to the original Cannonball Run of the 1970s, both of which were created by iconic automotive journalist Brock Yates. (His son, Brock Yates, Jr., now spearheads the annual One Lap event.) Racers will compete at eight tracks in seven different states over the course of one week. You can follow along on One Lap’s website.We’ll keep our fingers crossed that the inclusion of the “Speed Trap” Durango drums up enough positive interest for Dodge to consider putting it into production. After all, if there’s one brand that isn’t afraid to shoehorn huge engines into its cars in order keep them fresh, it’s Dodge. More about 2019 Dodge Durango SRT AWD 73 Photos More From Roadshow 2019 Dodge Durango SRT: A big utility with big performance Post a comment Dodge Tags 2019 Dodge Durango SRT review: Three-row muscle car SUVs Performance Cars Dodge Review • 2019 Dodge Durango SRT review: Three-row muscle car 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: Holy hell 0 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Everything is better with 707 horsepowerlast_img read more