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Spotlight on UWI FC, Waterhouse clash

first_imgTomorrow’s game: In a week which sees things just as tight at the bottom as they are at the top, the focus today will be on the UWI FC-Waterhouse clash at the UWI Bowl.In this encounter the promoted UWI FC, who are sitting in sixth position on 30 points, host former champions Waterhouse, who are sitting in 12th position in the 12-team league on 21 points. While the table may show that UWI FC should be the more fancied of the two, recent events may cause some amount of worry for the University boys, while Waterhouse could be convinced that they have a good chance of taking all three points.Prior to Monday night, UWI FC were looking quite stable with goalkeeper Amal Knight putting in commanding performances, their defenders kept it tight, while Girvon Brown and company kept the goals coming as they recorded two wins and two draws in their previous four matches. Against Harbour View on Monday, though, they looked very porous in the back, Knight looked unsure of himself, while their forwards were unable to breach the ‘Stars of the East’ who spanked them 5-0.Waterhouse, despite sitting at the foot of the table, are looking up positively with coach Paul Young being convinced that things are coming together and that they are primed for a lift. In their last four games, they have had three draws and one win – away over fourth-placed Humble Lion. Two of their three draws in that time were against current third-placed team Montego Bay United.”I am very much optimistic about our chances from here. Today, one of our central players, Dale Reid, was out because of asthma attack yesterday, so we had to make an adjustment in the defence line. In the midfield, we had Dominic James out and there are some other key players out who we are trying to get back healthy just to get the system going but it is a work in progress and we are going; to be fine,” Young said last week at the end of their second 0-0 draw with Montego Bay United.Young also said that while his team did not play, their best football that day, they showed great character to stand up to the opponents who ended the game with a one-man advantage following the expulsion of Theo Brown. The team, he said, had a good balance with the experienced Hughan Gray, the returning Weston Forrest, Kevin Lamey and Devon Hodges providing leadership for the youngsters such as Reid, goalkeeper Akeem Chambers and Nicholas Nelson among others.”We were brought back down to earth as we were having a good run for the previous six games … but it is better now than later,” Marcel Gayle, UWI FC’s coach about their big loss to Harbour View.He added: “Consistency is not the order of this league. All teams have had their ups and downs and it was our time to have a down. The good thing, though, is that we will be at home and we are looking to make amends.”Today’s games:3 p.m: Reno vs Rivoli United – Frome Complex3 p.m: Montego Bay United vs Humble Lion – Wespow Park3 p.m: Portmore United vs Boys’ Town – Juici Park, Clarendon3 p.m: Tivoli Gardens vs Harbour View – Edward Seaga Sports Complex3 p.m: UWI FC vs Waterhouse – UWI Bowl, Mona 8:40 p.m: Cavalier vs Arnett Gardens – Stadium Eastcenter_img Points standingTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsArnett 23 13 4 6 35 20 15 43Portmore 23 13 4 6 28 20 8 43MoBay United 23 11 9 3 34 13 21 42Humble Lion FC 23 9 8 6 21 18 3 35H View 23 8 9 6 28 22 6 33UWI FC 23 8 6 9 24 34 -10 30Cavalier SC 23 7 6 10 18 23 -5 27Boys’ Town 23 7 6 10 25 33 -8 27Reno 23 6 9 8 22 30 -8 27Tivoli 23 6 5 12 26 32 -8 22Rivoli 23 5 7 11 24 32 -8 22Waterhouse 23 4 9 10 20 28 -8 21last_img read more

“Kayak Geocaching” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found Video

first_img SharePrint Related”Scuba Geocaching” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoOctober 5, 2010In “Community””Accessible Geocaching” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoNovember 9, 2010In “Lost & Found Stories””Night Caching” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoNovember 23, 2010In “Community” It’s not always your feet that do the work of taking you to a geocache.  Sometimes geocachers paddle a kayak or canoe through pristine waters to hunt down a cache. Follow geocacher Claire Delavigne, known by the geocaching name Planet. She navigates through a Connecticut nature preserve and combines kayaking and geocaching. True to the world of geocaching, her adventure doesn’t go as planned.Explore even more geocaching adventures in the Geocaching.com Lost & Found video gallery.  You can go along on a heart racing five terrain/five difficulty geocache, see the geocache on the International Space Station or find out why a U.S. Army bomb disposal technician says geocaching kept him safer in Iraq.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Virtual Learning Event September 2016-Strengthening the Family CORE – Session 3

first_imgVLE 3 | Rebuilding Attachments with Military Children Utilizing Play TherapySession 3Date: September 15thTime: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EasternLocation: VLE Session 3: Rebuilding Attachments with Military Children Utilizing Play TherapyThis session will be presented by James Corbin, MSW, LSW. James is the MSW Program Assistant Director at the Graduate School of Social Work at Temple University, as well as, the Clinical Director and Lead Developer of the Family Center at Temple University. During this session, James will be offering valuable information on the utilization of play therapy in the effort to rebuild attachment with children in military families. He will be describing the unique strengths of and risk factors for military children and families and he will explain the benefit of play therapy. The adaptation and application of techniques for working with trauma and grief to military children and families will also be presented. Join us on September 15th at 11:00 am Eastern!We offer 1.5 National Association of Social Worker CE credits and CE credits for licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in the state of Georgia for each of our webinars, click here to learn more. MFLN FD Early Intervention will also be providing Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) CE credits, click here to learn more. For more information on future presentations in the 2016 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: Facebook & Twitter.last_img read more

Woman gang-raped by six men in Noida park

first_imgA 21-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by six men on Wednesday night in Noida, the police said on Friday. Four accused have been nabbed, they said.According to police sources, the victim hails from Kasganj.“She lives with her mother and four sisters and was seeking a job. She came in contact with a man, who asked her to meet him in a park in Noida’s Sector 63 at 7 p.m. for a job opportunity,” said Superintendent of Police (City), Noida, Vineet Jaiswal told The Hindu.When the victim reached the park, the man, a peon in an export company, tried to molest her. “Soon a group of five men, who were already present there, noticed the duo. First, they chased away the man and then raped the woman,” said Mr. Jaiswal. The woman managed to reach Phase 3 police station and lodged a complaint. “An FIR was registered under Sections 354, 376 and 511 of the Indian Penal Code and she was admitted to a government hospital. The medical report confirmed gangrape,” said Mr. Jaiswal.“A reward of ₹25,000 each has been declared on the absconding accused,” said an officer.Mr. Jaiswal said the accused were in the age group of 20-25. “They don’t have any criminal record. Three of them work as contract labourers in a vegetable farm. The accused have confessed to have committed the crime,” said the officer.Focus on patrollingMr. Jaiswal said: “We are looking into how patrolling could be improved in the area,” he said.He said the woman has been counselled and her family has been informed about legal assistance.“She has given her statement to the police and on Saturday her statement would be recorded in front of a Magistrate under Section 164 of CrPC.” He added her name has been forwarded for assistance under the Compensation Scheme for Women Survivors of Sexual Assault/other Crimes-2018.last_img read more

Kepa Arrizabalaga defies coach as Chelsea loses to Manchester City in final shootout

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said seeing Sarri undercut by Kepa made him “really sad.”“I don’t like that he leaves his coach and the assistant coach in a situation of great fragility,” Mourinho said while covering the match in Spain for the internet streaming service DAZN.Mourinho was fired by Chelsea in 2015 over “palpable discord” with his players.“Luckily I never had to go through this,” Mourinho said of Kepa’s onfield behavior. “The goalkeeper wants to show his personality, his confidence, wants to show that he is there and wants to be at the shootout and make saves — and I like that.”The episode also took the focus off Pep Guardiola winning his third major trophy in three seasons at City.City did lose top spot in the Premier League on Sunday after Liverpool drew 0-0 at Manchester United. But City is only a point behind Liverpool and the Abu Dhabi-owned team remains in contention for the Champions League and FA Cup as well.“The only problem is we will miss a lot of important players for the next few weeks,” Guardiola said. “Being in four competitions is so demanding, so tough. We don’t know where we’re going to arrive.″(Aymeric) Laporte, Fernandinho are injured, but it’s much better of course when you win.”And win calmly — without a flashpoint like Kepa defying his manager.“I’ve never seen it (before),” City captain Vincent Kompany said. “I wish I could do it every now and then when I don’t want to get subbed off.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But Kepa’s behavior wasn’t fine at all, according to former Chelsea captain John Terry.“Once your number goes up you have to come off and show a bit of respect,” Terry said in the Sky Sports television studio at Wembley. “Deal with that after.”Publicly humiliated with his authority undermined, Sarri was furious and initially headed down the tunnel before returning just in time for extra time to end.In the shootout, Kepa made only one save from Leroy Sane as Raheem Sterling completed the shootout victory to defend City’s title and keep the team in contention for a quadruple.“In no moment was it my intention to disobey, or anything like that with the boss,” Kepa said. “Just that it was misunderstood because I had been attended to by the medics twice, and he thought that I wasn’t in condition to continue.ADVERTISEMENT Ja Rule taking heat on social media after NBA halftime show Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga reacts after stops a shot from Manchester City’s Leroy Sane during a penalty shootout at the end of the English League Cup final soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Wembley stadium in London, England, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — Watching goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga appearing to struggle with cramp, and with a penalty shootout looming to settle the League Cup final, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri summoned a substitute from the bench.Kepa was furious.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug warcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Wildly gesticulating with his arms, the world’s most expensive goalkeeper forcefully indicated to Sarri he would be ready to face penalties against Manchester City with the Wembley showpiece locked at 0-0 and extra time about to end.But Sarri was determined to bring on Willy Caballero, who saved three spot kicks in the 2016 League Cup final while in City’s winning side.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSo Kepa, who joined Chelsea in August for 80 million euros (then $93 million), simply would not leave the field.“It wasn’t that I was refusing to be substituted,” Kepa said later, after being beaten by four penalties in City’s 4-3 victory in the shootout. “It was a way of trying to tell the bench that I was fine.” “It was two or three minutes of confusion until the medics got to the bench, and they explained everything well.”After collecting his runners-up medal, Sarri sought to diffuse the controversy.“It was a big misunderstanding,” Sarri said. “I understood the goalkeeper had cramp and for me he was unable to go to penalties but the problem was not cramp so he was able to go to penalties.”Not that Sarri wants to see a repeat.“Kepa was right but in the wrong way,” Sarri said. “He was right for the motivation but not for the conduct.”Even Kepa realized the incident was damaging for the club’s reputation as images flashed around the world.“I understand that on television, on social media, they’re talking about this but I am here to explain it, to say that it wasn’t my intention to go against the manager,” Kepa said. “We have spoken now, and I was only trying to say ‘I’m fine.’ He thought I wasn’t fine. It was in tense moments, with a lot happening.”The insubordination exposes the player power that has appeared to often cause problems for Chelsea managers. It leaves the 60-year-old Sarri without a trophy in his career and Kepa’s defiance adds to the manager’s problems with Chelsea down to sixth in the Premier League.The incident distracted attention from how Sarri had set up his team to successfully thwart City two weeks after a 6-0 loss in the Premier League.“Today the players played exactly the match we prepared,” Sarri said. “I think I am fully in control of this situation. … We conceded nothing to the best team in Europe.” US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Video: Oregon State Player Intentionally Trips Referee, Gets Ejected

first_imgJarmal Reid tripped a ref during Oregon State game.jarmal reid trips refereeWe’ve all been there. In the heat of the moment, after you think you’ve been fouled on the basketball court, you look to the referee to plead your case. Oregon State’s Jarmal Reid went one step further – however. He’s in trouble for it today.Reid, during Oregon State’s contest against Utah Sunday night, was unhappy after being bumped following a steal. After falling down and seeing that no foul had been called, he intentionally stuck his foot out to trip the referee. He was promptly ejected.Jarmal Reid of Oregon State was ejected for tripping an official. Never seen this before. https://t.co/y24JrRH7Ex— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) January 18, 2016Utah went on to win the game. Reid’s decision is now being reviewed by the Pac-12. Don’t be surprised if he doesn’t see the court for quite some time.last_img read more

Stars Attend 5th Annual One Night For One Drop Imagined By Cirque

first_imgOn Friday, March 3, some of the biggest names in entertainment came together to support the fifth annual One Night for One Drop imagined by Cirque du Soleil, raising funds and awareness to benefit critical water issues worldwide.William Shatner Performs At One Night For One DropCredit/Copyright: Erik Kabik/ErikKabik.comHeld inside the Zumanity Theatre at New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the star-studded event featured performances by multi-platinum selling vocal group The Tenors and Emmy Award-winning actor William Shatner, with additional performances by America’s Got Talent (AGT) winner Grace VanderWaal, GRAMMY-nominated rapper Redfoo from the Party Rock Crew, AGT finalist Malevo and more.Presented by MGM Resorts International and Zappos.com, the electrifying, one-night-only performance captivated the sold-out audience with some of the world’s most daring circus acts, elevated by the unique talents of this year’s guest performers.Redfoo Performs At One Night For One DropCredit/Copyright: Erik Kabik/ErikKabik.comHighlights from the show included The Tenors’ explosive renditions of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Who Wants to Live Forever” by the iconic rock band Queen, an extraordinary performance of “Light the Sky” by Grace VanderWaal and an unforgettable appearance by William Shatner and Redfoo together in the finale. Malevo also brought the heat with their sizzling Malambo choreography, while superstar aerialists Duo Sky Angels thrilled guests with their stunning aerial routine. Following the performance, guests were invited to “party rock” poolside, also enjoying a surprise performance by one of the world’s most beloved boy bands, the Backstreet Boys, who performed iconic hits including “Everybody,” “Larger Than Life” and “I Want It That Way.” Electronic music heavyweights SULTAN + SHEPARD then took the stage, ending the event with an exhilarating two-hour set featuring back-to-back hits.Other notable names in attendance included Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté; beloved TV personality and judge on So You Think You Can Dance Nigel Lythgoe; world-famous actress Gina Gershon; Emmy Award-winning choreographer, dancer and actress Anita Mann; award-winning country music star Marie Osmond; GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb; world-famous magician Penn Jillette from Penn & Teller; electronic music star Ned Shepard from Canadian duo SULTAN + SHEPARD; celebrity chef Mali Hunter; president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Daniel Lamarre; senior vice president, resident shows division at Cirque du Soleil, Jerry Nadal; renowned singer Scott Hoying from Pentatonix; American director, producer and cinematographer famous for his work with nature, Louie Schwartzberg; American animator and director of The Simpsons David Silverman; Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and her husband, Oscar Goodman; 2011 “Playmate of the Year” and Las Vegas Pin-Up star Claire Sinclair; burlesque performer Mosh; Las Vegas headliners Carrot Top and Blue Man Group; cast members from Las Vegas Strip shows ABSINTHE, Chippendales, FANTASY at Luxor and Tenors of Rock; choreographer and designer Kristin McQuaid; One Night for One Drop 2017 creative team including co-writers and directors Nicky and Laetitia Dewhurst, One Night for One Drop 2017 performers and dancers from the Nevada Ballet Theatre.All proceeds from the event will benefit safe water access and conservation programs across the globe. For more information about One Drop’s global water initiatives including One Night for One Drop, please visit www.onedrop.org.last_img read more

Ontario Teachers Pension Plan part of new GFL Environmental investor group

first_imgTORONTO – GFL Environmental Inc. is getting new investors including the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and private equity firm BC Partners in a deal that values the waste-management company at about $5.125 billion.Under the agreement, GFL founder and chief executive Patrick Dovigi will maintain his role and leadership of the Toronto-based private company as well as a significant ownership stake.“Having founded the company, it was very important to me to find partners that shared the same principles, values and vision, along with having significant capital to fund our ambitious growth plans,” Dovigi said in a statement.Financial details of the transaction weren’t disclosed.The BC Partners-led investor group, which has worked with other Canadian pension plans in the past, will acquire the interests of funds managed or associated with HPS Investment Partners, Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III and Hawthorn Equity Partners.HPS Investment Partners acquired a non-controlling interest in GFL in November 2014. The Macquarie fund became an equity investor in GFL in February 2016 when GFL bought the Matrec solid waste business from Montreal-based Transforce, now called TFI International.“We think there are more and more opportunities to continue the geographic expansion, both in Canada — really coast-to-coast — but also select markets in the U.S.,” said Paolo Notarnicola, a senior partner at BC Partners, who led the investment.BC Partners typically invests in “defensive growth” opportunities that includes resilient market sectors plus the potential for mergers or acquisitions and organic growth of the underlying business, he said.In the GFL situation, there will likely be an initial public offering in a few years that will provides BC Partners with a gradual exist from the company — but only time will tell which route the management and investors will decide to take, Notarnicola said.There had been an unconfirmed report in January that GFL had hired advisers to lead an initial public offering, which would have sold GFL shares to be listed on a stock exchange.Ontario Teachers’ didn’t respond to requests for comment Monday.The transaction is expected to close by June 30, subject to customary closing conditions.GFL has more than 5,000 employees and provides local services to more than 2.5 million households under municipal contracts and to more than 60,000 industrial, commercial and institutional customers.A report by Moody’s Investor Services in February indicated GFL had about $1.35 billion of revenue last year, with 72 per cent coming from solid waste management, 17 per cent from soil remediation and 11 per cent from liquid waste.Canadian markets accounted for 80 per cent of GFL’s revenue, with 20 per cent from the United States, Moody’s said.Moody’s also said at the time that GFL’s long-term debt rating was B2, which is below investment-grade, with a negative outlook — mostly because of its high debt-ratio.On the other hand, Moody’s said GFL has a well-diversified business with margins comparable to its peers.last_img read more

The Return of MLBs Youth

In 2013, about 28 percent of all Wins Above Replacement were created by the under-25 set. That was the ninth-largest share for any season since 1976. Output from youngsters has been on the upswing since the mid-to-late 1990s, when the percentage of WAR from young players hit its nadir. That nadir happened to occur at the height of baseball’s so-called steroid era.Further research is needed on the subject, but recent work on aging curves in the post-PED (performance enhancing drug) period suggests that today’s players are better earlier in their careers, and then decline much sooner and more sharply.Given that, it’s no surprise to see the game’s fresh faces producing a larger share of wins. A few years ago, Bill James — baseball writer and pagan god of sabermetrics — was asked whether baseball was in the midst of a golden age of great young stars. James created a “young talent inventory” (pay-walled), a somewhat elaborate methodology to measure whether runs were being created or saved by players aged 25 or younger.I’m not going to delve into so intricate a technique. But I like the 25-or-under cut-off (as do other prospect-watchers), so I decided to add up the Wins Above Replacement (WAR) produced by players in that age range for every season going back to 1976, the dawn of the free-agency/arbitration era. (Before then, player movement was far more restricted than it is now.)What proportion of total WAR in all of Major League Baseball has been generated by young players? read more

Saints Coach Sean Payton to Become Free Agent

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, who is currently serving a yearlong suspension, is set to become a free agent at the end of this season after his multi-year contract extension in September 2011 was voided by the NFL within the past year according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.The extension would have kept Payton in New Orleans through the 2015 season, but a clause in the contact is the specific reason why the NFL decided to void it. The clause states that Payton could walk away from the deal if general manager Mickey Loomis was fired, suspended, or left the organization under any circumstances that were deemed to be unsatisfactory by the league.The NFL felt that the clause would have set a horrible pattern for future coaching contracts and denied the deal months before Loomis was set to serve his eight game suspension for his role in the bounty scandal.Ironically, Saints owner Tom Benson announced the extension last year which did not receive approval from the league.“I am very pleased to announce this contract extension today for Sean that will run through the 2015 season,” Benson said. “Our goal is to continue to build a tradition of winning here in New Orleans and Sean represents that tradition.”In March, Payton visited the NFL offices to appeal his suspension in connection with the bounty scandal, he then asked NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about the status of his contract extension and was informed that the contract was unacceptable, according to Schefter.Both sides attempted to resolve the matter, but were unable to in numerous attempts that date back to the beginning of this year.The NFL released a statement Sunday morning, saying it had “made no determination” on the status of Payton’s contract for next year.“All contracts between clubs and their employees must be approved by the commissioner, and we do not comment on specific terms of individual contracts,” the statement said. “Any comment regarding the matter should come from Coach Payton and the Saints.”There are some in the league office that believe Payton’s contract will be put on hold, meaning he would be the head coach in New Orleans for the 2013 season. But others believe that he will become a free agent.The struggling Dallas Cowboys are one of the teams that have risen to surface in being interested in Payton if he is a free agent. Payton served as assistant head coach from 2003 to 2005 for the Cowboys and purchased a house in the city early last year.Current Cowboys coach Jason Garret is in his second year after finishing 8-8 last year. He has been scrutinized the past couple of weeks with bad play-calling and clock management issues, which has them at 3-4 for the season.Earlier in the season Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expressed that the window of opportunity was closing on his team. The Cowboys have not made a playoff appearance since 2009, and if they do not make playoffs this season he may possibly replace Garrett with Payton. read more