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Tottenham were the only other team to have more than one representative, boasting three players in defender Jan Vertonghen, midfielder Christian Eriksen and striker Harry Kane.Manchester United’s only inclusion was goalkeeper David de Gea, while left-back Marcos Alonso was the sole player from dethroned champions Chelsea.Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, with 30 league goals this season, was also included.The six nominees for the men’s PFA players’ player of the year award are De Bruyne, Silva, De Gea, Kane, Salah and Manchester City’s Leroy Sane.The PFA Awards ceremony will be held in London on Sunday. PFA members from the 92 Premier League and Football League clubs get a vote.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been named in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 18 – Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and his Manchester City team-mates made up almost half of the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year revealed on Wednesday.Right-back Kyle Walker, centre-back Nicolas Otamendi, midfielder David Silva and striker Sergio Aguero were also named in the XI.
All authors are presented with a custom leather-bound version of their shortlisted book at the awards ceremony. Jurors, Margaret Atwood, Coral Ann Howells and Peter Theroux commented: “Both new and veteran jury members among us were dazzled by the over 150 sterling RBC Taylor Prize submissions this year. Distilling these diverse riches, embracing the social, personal, political, and historical into a mere list of ten, was a profound but rewarding challenge — our list could have been much longer, and indeed it is slightly longer than we were asked for! Readers globally can be thankful for a year of such exceptional Canadian contributions.” The longlist books for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize are: FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local Author Helen Knott’s memoir, In My Own Moccasins is part of the RBC Taylor Prize 2020 longlist for the 20th anniversary, and final, edition of Canada’s most prestigious non-fiction prize. Rush to Danger: Medics in the Line of Fire by Ted Barris, published by Harper Collins CanadaBush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson by Mark Bourrie, published by BiblioasisThe Grandmaster: Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again by Brin-Jonathan Butler, published by Simon & SchusterHad it Coming: What’s Fair in the Age of #MeToo by Robyn Doolittle, published by Allen LaneWe Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib, published by Viking CanadaIn My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience by Helen Knott, published by University of Regina PressHighway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by Jessica McDiarmid, published by Doubleday CanadaThe Regency Years: During Which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love and Britain Becomes Modern by Robert Morrison, published by W.W. NortonOverrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis by Andrew Reeves, published by ECW PressThe Mongolian Chronicles: A Story of Eagles, Demons and Empires by Allen Smutylo, published by Goose Lane EditionsThe Reality Bubble: Blind Spots, Hidden Truths, and the Dangerous Illusions that Shape Our World by Ziya Tong, published by Allen LaneThe Mosquito: A Human History of our Deadliest Predator by Timothy C. Winegard, published by Allen Lane Established in 1998 by the trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation and first awarded in 2000, the RBC Taylor Prize commemorates Charles Taylor’s pursuit of excellence in the field of literary non-fiction. Awarded to the author whose book best combines a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style, and a subtlety of thought and perception, the Prize consists of $30,000 for the winner and $5,000 for each of the remaining finalists. Advertisement – Advertisement -The RBC Taylor Prize Shortlist will be announced Wednesday, January 8, 2020, and the winner revealed at a special 20th Anniversary gala luncheon on Monday, March 2, 2020.
Nathaniel Clyne says Southampton are ready to heap more misery on Chelsea on Saturday – and prove they are still serious contenders to finish in the top four of the Premier League.Jose Mourinho’s side is unbeaten in seven league games heading into the Stamford Bridge clash but suffered huge disappointment in midweek when they crashed out of the Champions League after 120 exhausting minutes against Paris Saint-Germain.“We saw them play against PSG and thought they looked a bit tired. Hopefully, can we capitalise on that,” said Saints full-back Clyne, in an exclusive interview with talkSPORT.“We are fresh at the moment and, if we take the game to them, we can cause an upset.“If we play the game we can play, it will be a good game, and hopefully we can get the points.“It will be difficult – Chelsea are a good team with quality players, but we are up for the challenge.”Southampton’s form dipped in February, with just one win in five games seeing them slip from third to seventh in the table.That has led many pundits to write off their chances of securing a Champions League spot, but, having kicked off this month with victory over Crystal Palace, Ronald Koeman’s players are not giving up hope.“When people say we can’t do it, it makes us push on, work harder, and fight for it.” said Clyne.“No-one expected a club like Southampton to be fighting for the top four. We are a good team and we are going to keep pushing on.“There are a lot of games left and a lot of points to play for. If we stay positive and keep playing how we are playing, we can fight for it and hopefully we can get in there.”Tune into talkSPORT for live and exclusive national radio coverage of Chelsea v Southampton on Saturday (kick-off 13:30)Listen to the full interview with Nathaniel Clyne on Players’ Lounge on talkSPORT from 7pm on Friday night
From synagogues, churches and mosques to Quaker meeting houses, Buddhist temples and halls for spiritualists, the San Fernando Valley is home to some 650 houses of worship. Religious leaders agree that with such broad-based beliefs, there’s no better place than the Valley to hold interfaith forums, special trips and choir programs. “The Jews, the Muslims and Christians can live together, break bread together and not fear one another. We all have the same dreams,” said Barry Smedberg, president of the San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council. In the past year, dialogues and discussions have grown among the faiths, said Earl Fagin, chairman for VIC’s board of directors. Members of the New Horizon Performing Arts Club choir join the Shir Aliyah choir during a Valley Interfaith Choir Concert at Temple Aliyah.. Photo by John McCoy / Staff Photographer “I think there’s a lot more reaching out; there’s more a sense of community here,” said Fagin, also a member of Temple Ore Chadash, a Jewish conservative synagogue in Granada Hills. “There’s been a much better relationship established in the community between the Muslim community and the Jewish community and also with other faiths. We stand together more.” One example is the annual Interfaith Choir Concert, in which scores of children and adults join in to sing and bridge the Valley’s diverse faiths. “It’s sort of a common language for all faiths and cultures,” said Rhetta Alexander, a member of VIC’s Choir Concert Committee. “People can come together and enjoy the music of other faiths and celebrate together.” With a hijab over her hair, Safiya Al-Sarraf, 13, of the Children’s Chorus from the New Horizon Muslim School’s Performing Arts Club, was among dozens of Christian, Jewish and Muslim children singing together at Temple Aliyah synagogue in Woodland Hills recently. “This performance is special because you’re singing among people of other faiths and you get to listen to their songs. There’s a sense of peacefulness. “Usually, they look at us strangely because we’re Muslims,” she said. “Here, it’s all normal and peaceful and I like the feeling of that – singing songs about peace around the world.” Galia Backal, 11, a member of Shir Aliyah Children’s Choir, sang the finale number, “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” beside Al-Sarraf’s group. “The best part of the concert is that no matter our religion, we can be together without fights or disagreements,” Backal said. Her choir director, Hazzan Michael Stein, couldn’t agree more. “There’s a sense of wonder in how children and their innocence can really poignantly express harmony through music,” Stein said. “Children in a Muslim headdress and a child in a yarmulke – what a beautiful juxtaposition. If we fought wars through singing, we’d do a lot better.” For a weekly listing of religious services, see Saturday’s Daily News or go to dailynews.com/religion160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The violence was triggered by an attempt to isolate gang leaders, who control many of Sao Paulo’s teeming, notoriously corrupt prisons, by transferring eight of them Thursday to a high-security facility hundreds of miles away from this city of 18 million people. The leaders of the First Capital Command gang, or PCC, reportedly used cell phones to order the attacks, which began Friday night. Thousands of drivers refused to work Monday, leaving an estimated 2.9 million people scrambling to find a way to their jobs. While most stores and businesses remained open, almost all shut early, creating one of the city’s worst traffic jams ever as workers struggled in vain to get home early. There was no mention of injuries in the nearly 50 reports of bus burnings. But 21 new killings were reported Sunday night and Monday morning, the state government of Sao Paulo said, putting the death toll at 81 – 39 police officers and prison guards, 38 suspected gang members and four civilians caught in 181 attacks since Friday. Prison officials said they did not know how many inmates may have died in Sao Paulo’s lockups because they were just retaking control of most of them. At least 91 people were arrested since Friday, police said. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva prepared to send in 4,000 federal troops. “What happened in Sao Paulo was a provocation, a show of force by organized crime,” Silva said. He said the gangs’ “tentacles are spread around the world and we must use a lot of intelligence” to quell the chaos their attacks caused. By Monday night, all 73 prison rebellions that broke out had been quelled and police pointed to a grim figure to push their claim that the situation would soon come back to something like normal. Mostly police officers and prison guards were killed Friday and Saturday nights – but the tally of dead in overnight violence from Sunday to Monday was almost exclusively suspected gang members killed in shootouts with police.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsWorried parents kept many children out of schools, and many businesses shut by 4 p.m. Monday so workers could get home by dark. Sao Paulo’s main stock exchange, the Bovespa, canceled after-hours trading to let investors and workers leave early. Near hastily shuttered businesses in a blue-collar neighborhood, a dozen officers wielding shotguns, pistols and revolvers said they were not scared of overnight gang attacks. “Everything’s closing up, but we’ll be here waiting,” said a grim Officer Edvan Oliveira, his finger resting on the trigger of his shotgun. “We want them to come.” The attacks on buses marked a new tactic in a wave of violence that has seen masked men attack bars, banks and police stations with machine guns and grenades, and inmates at dozens of prisons take guards hostage. Authorities quelled the prison rebellions by Monday night, but officials worried the violence could spread 220 miles northeast to Rio de Janeiro, where 40,000 police were put on high alert and extra patrols were dispatched to slums where drug gang leaders live. SAO PAULO, Brazil- The explosion jolted Julio Cesar awake. The 19-year-old engineering student saw the public bus engulfed in flames near the modest home where he lives with his mother. Gunmen had ordered passengers from the bus and set it afire with a molotov cocktail. Altogether, dozens of buses were torched overnight in Sao Paulo – part of a four-day wave of violence between police and gang members that has left 81 people dead and sent fear coursing through the urban sprawl of South America’s largest city. The bus burnings left Cesar with a dilemma: Forsake his night college classes and his future, or leave his mother at home, with stray bullets flying as police and masked men shoot at each other after dark. “Of course I’m scared to take the bus, because now they are targeting people and not just police,” he said. “But I’m also scared to leave because my mom lives here.”
And at Savannah Country Day School in Georgia, 22 percent of seniors made early decision applications, compared to 10 percent last year. Counselor Mary Beth Fry said early decision wasn’t on parents’ radar screens there even a year ago. Since then, the process has grown noticeably more serious. “Parents are paying attention not just to where their friends’ children are getting in but where their friends’ children from up North are getting in, too,” she said. The basic version of early decision is simple: students apply by Nov. 1 or 15, and usually get word accept, reject or defer by Christmas. Applying early decision commits students to attending the school if accepted. But these days, many colleges have adopted complicated variants, including multiple early decision rounds and different forms of “early action” – in which students apply to a school by mid-autumn but aren’t automatically committed to attending if they get in. Many state schools, meanwhile, accept rolling applications all year. For students, an early verdict can make for a more relaxed senior spring. “If I didn’t get into Dartmouth, I was going to have to fill in something like 10 more applications,” said Frances Dales, a senior at Savannah Country Day. That’s a relief, considering she still has a full class schedule and “all these extracurricular activities that got me into college.” With the admissions process advancing earlier and earlier in high school, some say it’s a good thing students can finish it sooner. Dales said she’s known since freshman year Dartmouth was her top choice. Classmate Render Braswell said he visited and researched a range of schools before settling on Duke, where he was accepted Thursday. “The colleges and universities now literally inundate these kids with informational promotional brochures starting as early as the ninth grade,” said Emily Baer, director of college guidance at Memphis University School, where 15 students used early decision applications this year, about three times the number five years ago. Says Vanderbilt admissions dean William Shain: “A lot of people look at colleges a lot a longer, and they’re exhausted.” But some worry that students feel pressured to apply in the fall. Counselors say they’re seeing more students apply early hoping it will help them get into a better-known school, not because they’ve found the perfect fit. Pilchiek, of the Dallas high school, said he saw more students applying early this year as a “reaching” mechanism. “It’s something that we warn against,” he said. “You still have to be a viable candidate, but they still believe that early will help them.” Early decision can eliminate stress, but students may find themselves disappointed in their financial aid package – or simply change their minds. “It’s really stunning to see how much students can grow and learn about themselves between the end of junior year and the middle of senior year,” said Helen Bodell, counseling director at the Lincoln School in Providence, R.I., where three-quarters of her senior class used early action or early decision this year. “Each one of those months is worth gold. Usually it works out, but usually there’s a student you wish weren’t in a binding situation.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake But this fall, 53 percent of colleges got more applications than last year, compared to 25 percent who said they got fewer, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling. There were substantial jumps at several Ivy League schools, including the University of Pennsylvania (up 21 percent), Brown (16 percent) and Dartmouth (12 percent). Many of those applicants have been learning over the past week whether they got in. There are also indications more students from the Midwest and Southeast are making early decision applications, joining the large numbers of seniors from the hypercompetitive Northeast and West Coast who have led the trend. Applications were up at several prominent Southern universities, including Rice (15 percent), Vanderbilt (25 percent) and Emory (18 percent over two rounds). At Vanderbilt, the early pool of applicants from the Southeast and Midwest grew by about one-third, but New England applications were up just 5 percent. At Penn, 75 percent of the early pool used to come from Northeast and mid-Atlantic states; that’s rapidly declined to 65 percent. At highly competitive Highland Park High School in Dallas, about a third of seniors applied early this year, up 20 percent from last year, estimated counselor Jeff Pilchiek. After a one-year lull, “early decision” college applications seem to have picked up again this fall around the country, worrying some experts who think the trend shows the admissions process is starting too early in students’ high school years. Using the early decision process allows students to lock in to their top choice as first-semester seniors in high school, making the rest of the year relatively stress-free. It may also boost applicant’s chances by a showing a college it is that student’s top choice. But some worry that too many students apply early to try and beat the system, hoping the tactic will demonstrate enough enthusiasm to sneak them into a tough school. The risk, though, is getting stuck with a bad match or inadequate financial aid. Last year, for the first time since surveys on early decision began in 1999, more colleges reported these applications were down than up from the year before.
Police have lost only two of their last 10 league games (file Photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier League Police FC vs Kirinya JSS StarTimes Stadium, LugogoSunday, 30-12-2018 @4pmLUGOGO – Police FC will be hoping they can take care of stubborn Kirinya JSS when the two sides collide at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo on Sunday afternoon.After a terrible start to the season, the Cops have been riding high on confidence of late, losing only two of their last 10 and consequently moved into 10th on the log, nine points away from relegation zone.However, Kirinya poses a real teat at Lugogo, something that worries Police head coach Abdallah Mubiru.“It will be a great spectacle for the spectators and the game pits two side almost on the same footing, says Mubiru ahead of the game.“Kirinya is a decent side who have a good coach.“All in all, we will go out there, compete for all three points because i believe we have enough quality to win it.Victory for Police will see them move into 6th on the log.For Kirinya, the come into the game unbeaten in their last 7 games in all competitions (W4 D3).They will move as highly as 5th on the log if they can somehow get all three points on Sunday.Match Facts:This will be the 5th meeting between the wo sides eversince Kirinya were promoted to the top tier in 2016.This fixture has never seen an away side pick up even a single point with all the four games registering 4 home victories.In the reverse fixture last season, Police defeated Kirinya 1-0.Going into the game, Police lost 2-1 away to Onduparaka while Kirinya drew 2-2 at home to Bul.Comments Tags: kirinya jsspolice fcStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetop
Another terrible school shooting imitating the Columbine rampage has occurred, this time in Finland (see CNN). Before killing eight students and himself, the 18-year-old murderer stated in a rambling note, “I am prepared to fight and die for my cause. I, as a natural selector, will eliminate all who I see unfit, disgraces of human race and failures of natural selection.” He called himself “a cynical existentialist, anti-human humanist, anti-social social-Darwinist, realistic idealist and god-like atheist.”CNN, with its typical deductively-challenged propensity for the irrelevant non-sequitur, blames the gun: “Finland, which enjoys a strong tradition of hunting, has a high proportion of gun ownership, with two million firearms owned in a nation of only five million.” TV news anchors interviewed psychologists, who portrayed the killer as among those disaffected youths who feel alienated and powerless – i.e., victims, so it’s our fault. Funny; hardship didn’t seem to create psychopaths during the Depression – it made many appreciate what little they had, and work harder. At times like this, students need psychobabble like they need a hole in the head. Why is no one pointing out the obvious fact that this killer, and the Columbine killers, saturated their minds with hate from radical rock, inspired by the purposelessness of a pointless, godless existence?I’m your nightmare coming trueI am your worst enemy…I am unrestrained excess.His ability to buy a gun and post YouTube videos with his own videocam belies any claim he was disaffected. He had excess, he never learned restraint, and was proud of it! His problem was not self-esteem, but others-esteem and God-esteem. Darwinism glorifies self as the agent of progress. Fill a selfish, undisciplined young person’s ears with the screaming rock of pride, power, hate, death and destruction, and what do you expect? The Darwin Party will, of course, be indignant if we associate this lone killer with their belief system, so let us humbly ask them if creationist writing is producing sociopaths like this on a regular basis. Let’s do the math. How many have been murdered by advocates of Love your enemies and do good to those who hate you compared to advocates of Survival of the fittest? Check the body count. After Columbine and Helsinki, creationists can tally up the victims of Hitler, Stalin, Mao (11/30/2005), Pol Pot, Castro and Kim Jong Il, but why go on? We already know, one death is a tragedy, 148 million is a statistic.Stalin’s goons routinely shot far more people per day than this lone murderer did. Sometimes he would give his henchmen quotas to meet. They would go out and round up innocent victims at random and shoot them in cold blood. Then, they would be very proud if they could report back to the Man of Steel, that same man who years before had torn off his seminarian robes and became an atheist after reading The Origin, that they exceeded their quota for the day.Darwinian teachers can claim from their sanitized lecterns that evolutionary theory is not responsible for what people do, but like philosopher Greg Bahnsen warned, if the plane is going to Boston, there’s no getting off at Chicago. Evolutionists need to take their world view to its logical conclusion. Students are better at making connections than their teachers suspect. The article mentioned that one of the killer’s favorites was the anarchistic, antichristian rock song Stray Bullet by KMFDM:I have come to rock your worldI have come to shake your faithAnathematic AnarchistI have come to take my place.How much are you willing to bet this killer also just adored Pearl Jam’s Do the Evolution video (08/31/2006)?I am ahead, I am advancedI am the first mammal to make plans, yeahI crawled the earth, but now I’m higherTwenty-ten, watch it go to fireIts evolution, baby, It’s evolution, babyDo the evolution – Come on, come on, come on!Undoubtedly the following was never found in his Favorites playlist:Praise to the Lord, the Almighty the King of Creation.O my soul praise him, for He is thy health and salvation.All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;Praise Him in glad adoration.(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
25 July 2012 “I play before capacity crowds and get an awful sense of fulfillment from that. But the emotion cannot compare to listening to Florence this morning.” So said Sir Elton John after listening to Florence Ngobeni-Allen, an HIV-positive mother from Soweto, Johannesburg, speak during a Congressional Global Aids breakfast meeting he hosted on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Tuesday.Call for US Congress to keep funding war on Aids During the breakfast, hosted in partnership with UNAids, Sir Elton urged senior members of Congress to keep US dollars flowing to the global effort to combat and eventually end the HIV/Aids pandemic. The breakfast was one many events taking place alongside the 19th International Aids Conference. Ngobeni-Allen shared the stage in the Kennedy Caucus Room with Sir Elton, South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, and US senators, congressmen and congresswomen. Among the guests present were the former presidents of Botswana and Mozambique, Quett Masire and Joachim Chissano.The reality of living with HIV When it came to her turn to address the gathering, Ngobeni-Allen told her personal story of HIV. “I discovered that I was HIV-positive after the birth of my first child, Nomthunzi, who died when she was only five months old,” Ngobeni-Allen said. “At that time, HIV treatment was non-existent for children in South Africa, and barely even available for adults.” She was devastated by the loss of her baby. A little while later, she lost her partner too. She had to make a decision whether she was going to fight or give up. She decided to fight. Her fight-back involved disclosing her HIV status – something that was not easy given the stigma then associated with HIV/Aids – and counselling pregnant women living with HIV. She became an activist as well as a counsellor, speaking out on issues related to HIV/Aids, especially access to treatment.‘Thank you to the American people’ Ngobeni-Allen was full of praises for the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar), initiated by former US president George Bush, and the American leadership in general, which had made antiretroviral treatment and programmes to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV more widely available across the world. “I am alive today because of Pepfar,” Ngobeni-Allen said. “Thank you to the American people for their generosity.” She also thanked Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and the government for taking unambiguous steps to address the pandemic in South Africa, and for enhancing coordination in the fight against HIV/Aids in the country. Today, Ngobeni-Allen is married with two children, both of whom are HIV-negative. She is a strong advocate of providing antiretroviral therapy to pregnant women living with HIV to prevent the transmission of HIV to infants. With tears – of joy, she said – streaming down her cheeks, and an audience captivated by her courage and eloquence, Ngobeni-Allen went back to her seat – but not without a sustained applause and a standing ovation.‘Finish this job’ – Sir Elton John Sir Elton, in his address to the gathering, urged members of Congress to keep US dollars flowing to the global effort to combat HIV/Aids. “I beg the Senate to maintain its funding,” Sir Elton said. “You are the country that everyone looks to. Do not take your foot off the accelerator, finish this job.” There was a light moment when Sir Elton departed from his prepared speech and remarked: “The feeling in this room today … is like the great feeling of the sixties. It’s so apparent there is such love in this room. There is no marijuana! Well I hope not, but if so, pass it around. “But no, there’s no need for anything like that. What we have here is the human spirit … the power of people working together for good is an unstoppable force.” Sir Elton told the people who control the purse strings of the US: “What America does for its people makes it strong. What you do for others makes you great.” SANews.gov.za, with additional reporting by SAinfo