Kerr makes it three in a row as Gor beat Muhoroni

first_imgThis is a record 10th consecutive victory for K’Ogalo but Kerr remains disappointed that his strikers have failed to bury most of the chances they have created.“It is frustrating because we are still wasteful in the final third. We lack the technique and also there is a lack of understanding with players on the runs especially in the box,” Kerr noted.“Of course I am delighted that we have won a third consecutive game and kept clean sheets in all. Again our keeper Peter (Odhiambo) was not tested in the match and his concentration levels have been very good.”Kerr made two changes to the squad that beat Nakumatt 1-0 in midweek with Anthony Mbugua coming into midfield in place of Philemon Otieno while Timothy Otieno started on the right side of attack ahead of Boniface Omondi who dropped to the bench.Muhoroni skipper Faina Jacobs dribbles past Gor Mahia forward Meddie Kagere.However, Mbugua’s first start of the season only lasted 26 minutes as he was forced out with a hamstring strain with Kenneth Muguna taking his spot.Gor had started well with Meddie Kagere missing a sitter inside the first minute, failing to hit the ball on target from a Timothy Otieno cross. Four minutes later, Kagere had the ball inside the net from a Karim Nizigiyimana cross, but the goal was ruled out for offside.Tuyisenge opened the scoring in the 40th minute when he sneaked in at the near post to head home a Godfrey Walusimbi corner, Gor getting a reward for all their efforts.In the second half, Gor upped the pressure with Otieno being hauled off for Boniface Omondi. Gor added pressure in attack with Omondi having efforts go wide from range.Blackberry finally capped off the evening 12 minutes from time, coming on to the end of a wonderful team movement to slot past Salim Sowedi and seal the victory.K’Ogalo’s next assignment will be away to soldiers Ulinzi Stars.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge powers through the midfield.NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 5- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr picked up his third Kenyan Premier League win in a row since taking charge of the team, guiding the 15-time champions to a 2-0 win over Muhoroni Youth at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Saturday.Jacques Tuyisenge scored his second goal in as many matches for Gor in the first half with George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo adding the second as Gor opened up a four point gap over second placed Posta Rangers who play Nzoia Sugar on Sunday.last_img read more

Ground broken on long-awaited Northridge pool

first_img Baker added that the renovation will be particularly welcome because the pool, which is visible to drivers along Reseda Boulevard, is one of the last large reminders of the devastating Northridge Earthquake of 1994. The Northridge site is one of six shuttered municipal pools, while another 24 are in very poor condition, according to a recent audit by Controller Laura Chick. Nearby in Canoga Park, Councilman Dennis Zine has been searching for the funds needed to reopen the Lanark Park pool by mid-2007. The diverse funding model used in Northridge, as well as the dual-pool design, will probably become a model for renovating the rest of the city’s pools, Drucker said. Such progress would be welcome news to David Lamon, who was at Northridge Park on Thursday with two of his younger children. When Lamon’s older daughter went to the Kamp Kaleidoscope day camp there, she had to take the bus to reach a pool, he said. “It’ll be nice if these kids go to Kamp Kaleidoscope or anything like that, they won’t have to take the bus,” he said. “They’ll get more time to swim.” Northridge resident Sandra Rangel, who brings her three children to the park every day, said she has long hoped the pool would reopen. “I want to take my son to swim classes,” she said. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After years of financial wrangling and false starts, construction of a new $5.8 million Northridge swimming pool officially broke ground Thursday, with civic leaders saying the project symbolizes the San Fernando Valley’s rising fortunes at City Hall. City leaders expect the renovated aquatic center to open in September 2007, eight years after it closed because of structural damage from the Northridge Earthquake. “During the secession fight a couple years back, one of the real symbols of the city of Los Angeles’ inability to take care of the Valley was this pool,” Councilman Greig Smith said. The pool closed in 1999 – a year in which 16,538 people used it – and neighbors soon began agitating for its renovation. But difficulties in finding funding stalled the project. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant In 2004, Smith announced he had arranged for almost $5 million in funding, but the effort was soon stymied. “We got hit with a major construction cost increase the last year and a half because of the general economy,” said Neil Drucker, program manager for the Proposition K – LA for Kids Program within the city’s Department of Public Works. Ultimately Smith drew the necessary funds through a mix of Proposition K and Proposition 40 dollars, seismic bonds and contributions from the city general fund, private donors and other sources. The city now plans to demolish the existing poolhouses and replace them with more spacious changing areas designed to accommodate families. The pool will be bifurcated into a large lap pool and a shallow one. “It’s going to be one of the few pools in Los Angeles that’s accessible for both young kids and handicapped people,” said Thomas Baker, a board member of the Northridge East Neighborhood Council. last_img read more

Tottenham and Nike create awesome Kane jersey – but some fans aren’t happy

first_img REVEALED no dice RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Serious question, is £95 a typing mistake? Thats an unbelievable price if not. Its gotta be thou, right??— Spurs & Only Spurs (@OnlySpurs73) November 16, 2018 We must admit, even though it is pricey, we really want one! ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? That’s great. But make it affordable instead of just shy of £100. Total lack of understanding of fans. We don’t get paid £6million like our chairman— Nick (@nickmountain) November 16, 2018 Latest Football Stories huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF REPLY 🏈 @HKane’s @NIKEUK Spurs American Football jersey – on sale now!Get yours here – https://t.co/nG83bbQZDN#COYS pic.twitter.com/2JFsBPUnsf— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 16, 2018It’s going on our Christmas list as a must have item, that’s for sure, but the price has left some fans disappointed.At £95 it’s definitely not cheap and will be priced above the usual £75 a normal NFL jersey would cost for fans.Understandably the reaction hasn’t been amazing as you can see below. 95 quid? NINETY-FIVE?!— Liamo (@LiamoCOYS) November 16, 2018 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Tottenham Hotspur’s link up with the NFL hasn’t appeased some supporters of the club but we’re absolutely loving the jersey they have created with sponsors Nike.Superstar striker Harry Kane is a well known American Football lover, and a fan of the New England Patriots, while his two dogs are named after gridiron stars Tom Brady and Russell Wilson.And to celebrate Kane’s love for the game, Spurs and Nike have created the ultimate crossover kit.Some Spurs supporters aren’t happy NFL merchandise is in their brand new superstore but most will be delighted at this awesome jersey, which is a pretty classy and clean design.It carries their crest on both sleeves and has their motto ‘To Dare Is To Do’ inside on the collar. shining REVEALED last_img read more

ONE OF HOTTEST EVER DAYS AT MALIN HEAD – AND MORE OF THE SAME TODAY

first_imgMET Eireann recorded one of the highest ever temperatures at Ireland’s most northerly point yesterday – and there could be more of the same today.Temperatures peaked at Malin Head on Wednesday at an incredible 25.7C!And Met Eireann says today and tomorrow will be a repeat of the glorious weather of yesterday. No wonder the dolphins at Malin Head have had to cool off…..Enjoy the next 48 hours…there’s rain on the way for the weekend. ONE OF HOTTEST EVER DAYS AT MALIN HEAD – AND MORE OF THE SAME TODAY was last modified: July 24th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dolphinsdonegalDonegal Dailyhot weatherMalin Headsunshineweatherlast_img read more

Biomimetics Parade Marches Upward

first_img(Visited 174 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Scientists continue to find amazing things about animals and plants that they wish to imitate in technology.A squid-skin-inspired invisibility cloak (Nature). “A squid’s skin contains coloured cells, some of which expand and contract to help change the animal’s appearance.” Imitation of this technique at UC Irvine “has inspired a device that can be made invisible to infrared cameras and adapted to changing conditions.”Scientists mimic a worm’s lethal jaw to design and form resilient materials (Phys.org). With support from the U.S. Department of Energy, “Scientists created a bioinspired gradient in mechanical properties.” The inspiration comes from the polychaete worm, which for a soft animal has a surprisingly touch jaw with which it injects venom into its prey. It withstands large forces through the layering of materials. “The design of the jaw, with a gradient of hard materials at the tip connected to softer tissues, dissipates force and prevents serious damage to the jaw.”Photo by David Coppedge.Cactus roots inspire creation of water-retaining material (Phys.org). “During rare desert rainfalls, cacti waste no time sopping up and storing a storm’s precious precipitation.” Imitation of this process “could eventually have a host of applications in agriculture, cosmetics and medicine.”The raw power of human motion (Phys.org). Even the Arabs are getting into biological engineering. At King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, researchers are designing robots that can hitchhike on human energy. Triboelectric generators “capture mechanical energy from their surroundings, such as vibrations and random motion produced by humans, and convert it into electricity.”Mushrooms, feathers combine in biodegradable shoes (Phys.org). Researchers at the University of Delaware are skipping over the imitation part and going direct to the natural material. “Two University of Delaware students put their best foot forward at this year’s National Sustainable Design Expo, showing off a biodegradable shoe they fashioned using mushrooms, chicken feathers and textile waste.” The feathers provide growth medium for the mushrooms, which cushion and provide support. Hopefully the shoes don’t biodegrade while you’re walking around cactus to study water-retaining material.Bioinspired polarization vision enables underwater geolocalization (Science Advances). Ants, bees, crickets, dung beetles, and spiders may seem like under-log vermin to some people, but they are nuggets of gold for biomimetics hunters. Each of these, as well as honeybees and other animals, have the ability to detect and use polarized light. Even less explored are underwater animals, where light is highly polarized—a source of information animals can exploit. Science Daily points to squid and the mantis shrimp as examples. The paper says tells how their bioinspired technology can vastly improve on GPS information that degrades with depth:With its never-ending blue color, the underwater environment often seems monotonic and featureless. However, to an animal with polarization-sensitive vision, it is anything but bland. The rich repertoire of underwater polarization patterns—a consequence of light’s air-to-water transmission and in-water scattering—can be exploited both as a compass and for geolocalization purposes. We demonstrate that, by using a bioinspired polarization-sensitive imager, we can determine the geolocation of an observer based on radial underwater polarization patterns. Our experimental data, recorded at various locations around the world, at different depths and times of day, indicate that the average accuracy of our geolocalization is 61 km, or 6 m of error for every 1 km traveled. This proof-of-concept study of our bioinspired technique opens new possibilities in long-distance underwater navigation and suggests additional mechanisms by which marine animals with polarization-sensitive vision might perform both local and long-distance navigation.Biologically inspired membrane purges coal-fired smoke of greenhouse gases (Phys.org). Sandia National Labs is using information gained by research on enzymes to develop “A biologically inspired membrane intended to cleanse carbon dioxide almost completely from the smoke of coal-fired power plants,” this article explains.Gecko-inspired adhesives help soft robotic fingers get a better grip (Science Daily). The gecko is back, starring in another biomimetics role. At UC San Diego, “Researchers have developed a robotic gripper that combines the adhesive properties of gecko toes and the adaptability of air-powered soft robots to grasp a much wider variety of objects than the state of the art” (see picture in the article). The new project draws on previous work “at Stanford University and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory recreated that mechanism with a synthetic material called a gecko-inspired adhesive.”Credit: Illustra MediaNew camera inspired by butterfly eyes improves image-guided cancer surgery (Science Daily). Cancer patients, look at what The Optical Society is doing with butterflies. “By mimicking the intricate visual system of a butterfly, researchers have created a camera that provides surgeons with both a traditional color image as well as a near-infrared image that makes fluorescently labeled cancerous cells visible even under bright surgical lighting.”Can we imitate organisms’ abilities to decode water patterns for new technologies? (Science Daily). Animals leave flow patterns in their wake, whether in air or in water. Other animals take advantage of that information for hunting or predator avoidance. The article mentions a variety of animals: copepods, bats, seagulls. A researcher at USC “would like to understand how these water flow patterns are perceived at a local level, by an organism or a bio-inspired vehicle, and decode them to ascertain what’s happening in the water at a larger scale.”Cheer the biomimetics parade, and join it! Think of your kid’s next science project. What in the backyard can inspire him or her to learn and design an application?last_img read more

Young and restless

first_imgVerse in my veinsSoumya Joshi, 22, Spoken word poet, ChandigarhThe first Line: With a master’s in mass communications (2018) from Panjab University, Chandigarh, Joshi remembers that poetry fascinated her ever since she was a child. “I used to read poems even in school, much to the amusement of my teachers,,Verse in my veinsSoumya Joshi, 22, Spoken word poet, ChandigarhThe first Line: With a master’s in mass communications (2018) from Panjab University, Chandigarh, Joshi remembers that poetry fascinated her ever since she was a child. “I used to read poems even in school, much to the amusement of my teachers, who nonethe less encouraged me in the art,” she says.Speak Out: Convinced that spoken word poetry has the power to reach the masses in a way that it connects them to the per former and the poetry, Joshi, who writes in Hindi and English, says, “Simply reading out poems to the listeners might not hold the latter’s interest, but when it is is performed using music, drama and expressions, what emerges is an absolutely new experience with genesis in verse.”Word of Affairs: One of the first in the region to spearhead the café culture poetry movement, Joshi feels that though several youngsters are coming forward as poet, they must read more in order to write better. “Exposure to other poets and writers widens one’s hori zon and opens the mind to new subjects,” says the young poet who is planning to publish her anthology of poetry soon.Page Forward: Aware of the fact that poetry may not help pay the bills, she is also planning to dabble with films to fill this gap.Rhyme and rhythm Besides poetry: ActingUnwinding: Reading a novel with slow music playing in the backgroundFavourite poets: Amrita Pritam, Gulzar, Paash, Faiz Aahmed Faiz, Zubair Ali Tabish, Ahmed Faraz and KatyayniOn my bookshelf: Short story collection Firangiyan di Nooh by Veena VermaWeekend means: Home in my pyjamas and binge sleepingadvertisement Kiranjit Kaur, International shooter.Bull’s eye Kiranjit Kaur, 32, Shooter,Ropar (Punjab)The first shot: Kiranjit Kaur remembers seeing Olympics bronze-medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra on televi sion in 2008 and being inspired by him. “I always dreamt of making a mark for myself, and shooting being an individual sport attracted me. You need total con centration and nerve of steel in this sport. There is no scope for error,” she says.Gun proud: A former National Champion (2011-2012, 10 metre Air Rifle event) Kaur, who also participated in the World Cup- 2013 held in Spain and stood 4th insists that more is less.Roadblocks: Lamenting that only Delhi has good infrastructure for this sport, Kaur stresses on the need to hire foreign coaches in order to compete against the best in the world. “Even the process of importing weapons needs to be simpli fied to help qualified shooters. Sadly, the government is just not doing enough for shooters,” she rues.Moving ahead: “I am aiming to make it to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, and training eight hours a day for the same,” she says.Through the barrel Besides shooting: Brisk walkingChilling: MusicIdols: Abhinav Bindra and Zhu Qinan (China)Letting go: Meditation Gurdeep Dhaliwal and Navjeet Kaur of The Kirrt Project.Cultural viewfinderGurdeep Dhaliwal, 25, and Navjeet Kaur, 31, ChandigarhFrame One: In January this year, writer-pho tographer Gurdeep Dhaliwal and designer Navjeet Kaur started The Kirrt Project to document and honour lesser-known artisans, artworks and their stories across the state. A Punjabi word with roots in Sanskrit, Kirrt stands for creation.With an aim to introduce people to the dying arts and crafts of this region, the team visits small hamlets to meet artisans and understand the process.The Guerilla Army: With just four members entirely dedicated to the cause, Kirrt is a closely-knit unit. “No one is paid a penny for the time and effort they put in. The Punjab Arts Council gives a monthly stipend of Rs 10,000 to our team. Till this point, we have not accepted any private donations,” says Kaur.Future perfect: The team now plans to travel across Punjab extensively and take on more creative and artistic projects that will engage the local population. Suvrita Bhadwaj.Alive in every stone Suvrita Bhardwaj, 27, architect, ChandigarhThe foundation: Bhardwaj, an architec ture graduate from Sushant School of Art and Architecture (2014) in Gurgaon, insists that her profession is more of a lifestyle than a job. “I look at the minutest details of buildings that catch my eye. I have always wanted to be an integral part of ‘building’ things. Architecture is one of the few professions that keeps evolving in terms of design and construction material,” says the partner at Loop Design Studio in Chandigarh.Chip on the shoulder: Bhardwaj and her part ner Nikhil Pratap Singh, 27, have restaurants like Karim’s and Playground in Chandigarh, besides The Drawing Room in Ludhiana to their credit. The architect insists that the she couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity than Karim’s to showcase her skill-set. “The galiis reminiscent of an Old Delhi alley or a bazaar street, with different shops, houses, live counters and informal setups. The entire space has been kept raw and true to its concept in every sense,” she says.advertisementSave the earth: Bhardwaj feels that sustainable architecture has now become indispensable for the ecosystem and as long as the final product has an aesthetic appeal and fits the budget, it’s the best way to sell an environmentally cognizant design. “The strategy is to make sure that there is a strong storyline that is carried through the niceties of the design, ensuring each detail plays its part but without looking contrived or redundant to the overall concept,” she adds.Building blocksIf not an architect: RestaurateurFavourite architect: Bijoy Jain.Hhis work is all about availability of construction materials reflecting local architectureWeekend vibes: KasauliRelax mantra: What can be better than picking up fiction? Akshay Thind. Photo: Sandeep SahdevEngineering successLakshay Thind, 26, Om Divine DeveloperGreater MohaliAbout: For this engineering graduate from Government College, Chandigarh, who has a net worth of Rs 200 crore, making a mark in the region’s real estate scenario was crucial. No wonder then that even during his college years, he would make it a point to attend office every day, not just to assist his father in his real estate business but also to dwell on lending a new dimension to their work. “When I joined in 2013, the real estate market had just crashed. I overhauled our strategy and decided take some instrumental measures to ensure that we not only survived but also offered the best to our customers,” he says.The Makeover: She says that ever since he entered the fam ily business which has delivered more than 1,000 houses to fam ilies in Kharar (Punjab), he has been concentrating making the firm future ready.The next block: Entrepreneurship is not just about making money but com ing face to face with new chal lenges. He says, “The challenge keep me excited and that’s why I want to now diversify and ente areas like food and beverage an merchandising.”Castle on stable groundRelaxing my way: Clubbing on weekendsFavourite destination: GoaDressing for success: I love formal clothesIf not a builder: A civil servantSaby Singh25, musician, ChandigarhRe-engineering: A graduate in electronics and communication-engineering from Model Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jammu (2016), Saby Singh wants to use his degree to re-engineer the music scene he has always been passionate about. An independent musician, he regularly does gigs in major cities across the country.Holy intervention: Originally from Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir, Singh grew up with his grandparents who taught him how to play different musical instruments and the basics of ragas. “My grandfather loved music and also taught me the basics of singing and ragas.” An accidental introduction to the table and harmonium helped him pick up the guitar in his late teens. “In college, I started experimenting with compositions and the rest as they say is history,” says Singh.advertisementSocial media: The young musician insists that social media has emerged as a major platform for showcasin talent, something which has helped him immensely. ” is the new stage,” he says. Adding that metros are the major market where his audience is based, he says, “M all-time-high was the recent gig where we performed and the audience knew all the lyrics of my song.”Future strings: Singh, who launched himself in July 2016 dreams of his music being picked up for main stream Bollywood or Hollywood projects. ” Netflix and Amazon Prime have changed how one views television I am hoping the same happens for music,” he says.Rajiv Kukreja36, NGO Shri Ram Kirpa Sewa Sangh Welfare Society, FazilkaA primary government school teacher in Dhani Vasakhasingh Village, bordering the India Pakistan border, Rajiv Kukreja says that if it were left to him, he would make blood donation a compulsory chapter in school textbooks. “Awareness is the key,” he says.Need of the hour: A personal crisis at the age of 16 led Kukreja to think about blood donation. “I ran pillar to post to arrange just four units of blood for my mother. As I was underage, I could not donate myself,” he says. At the age of 18, he started donating regularly and the personal cause became a NGO when a friend need ed blood at regular intervals for his child-a thalassemia patient. “I realised that a lot more could be done,” he adds.Every drop counts: Having received numerous awards by the State Blood Transfusion Council, both personally and for his NGO, this teacher believes that every citizen should donate blood every three months. “Stay healthy and avoid donating if you are on any antibiotics for diabetes or blood pressure. One should eat healthy to ensure a steady haemoglobin count of 12 and above, and a platelet count of 2 lakh and more when donating,” he says.What’s needed: Stressing that there is an urgent need for infrastructure, Kukreja hopes that the private sector and individuals would come forward and donate chairs. “Fazilka may have 4,000 donors, but there’s only one chair at the blood bank,” he says.last_img read more

PRESIDENT OBAMA COMMUTES 102 SENTENCES

first_imgFour Iowa men and a woman from Nebraska will serve shorter prison sentences after President Barack Obama granted them clemency.Most of the 102 offenders in Thursday’s announcement committed drug crimes considered nonviolent.They include Kenny Siepker of Carroll who had six years knocked off his 31 years.Maria Conchita Marino of West Point, Nebraska will be released from prison in 2018 after serving half of her 20 year sentence.Obama has commuted 774 inmate sentences, more than the previous 11 presidents put together.last_img

Conte cursing Pedro’s back luck

first_imgChelsea I hope Pedro is luckier in the future – Conte Rob Lancaster Last updated 2 years ago 00:01 20/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) antonio conte - cropped Getty Images Chelsea Chelsea v Nottingham Forest Nottingham Forest League Cup The Chelsea manager is saddened by the attacker’s fortune this season but has been impressed with Tiemoue Bakayoko thus far Antonio Conte hopes Pedro enjoys a change of fortune when it comes to injuries after the Chelsea forward was hurt for the third time in as many games against Arsenal.The Spanish forward was withdrawn at half time in Sunday’s 0-0 Premier League draw after receiving a kick on his ankle, although Conte revealed the problem was “not serious” in the aftermath.Chelsea 8/1 to beat Stoke with over 4.5 goals Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Still, it is a further setback for Pedro, who suffered a concussion and facial fractures in a pre-season friendly with Arsenal in China before also picking up an ankle injury when the teams met in the Community Shield.The fit-again Eden Hazard will step into the team for the EFL Cup clash with Nottingham Forest on Wednesday, with the Belgian starting fot the first time since breaking an ankle in June.Conte also says now is the right time for Eden Hazard to start a game. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 19, 2017″This season he’s not lucky, Pedro,” Conte told the media before the game against the Championship side.”He started with a bad injury in the Arsenal friendly game, where he broke a bone in his face. Then he received a knock on his ankle. Now on his leg…I hope for him, but above all for our team, that he’s luckier in the future.”For sure now, Pedro is trying to recover from the last injury. It’s important for him also to work. Don’t forget, when you’re injured you can’t work.”Sometimes you can lose your best physical condition and you need more time for this. It’s not a serious injury, but he needs time to recover.”Tiemoue Bakayoko came on to replace Pedro at the weekend, although he too is still working his way back to full health.Tiemoue BakayokoThe French midfielder had a knee operation at the end of last season, yet Conte has been impressed with the way the new signing from Monaco has settled in at Chelsea.”Bakayoko now has started to play. He’s playing very well,” the Italian coach said.”Don’t forget last season he finished the season with a surgery in his knee. Now he’s in good physical condition.”He’s starting to adapt himself to our style of football. I’m pleased with him. That’s a good sign for us.”last_img read more

Recent Rainfall From Hurricane Sandy May Have Created Mosquito Breeding Sites

first_imgIn light of the recent rainfall from Hurricane Sandy which affected the island on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Director, Emergency, Disaster Management and Special Services, Dr. Marion Bullock DuCasse is urging persons to be vigilant and look for and destroy mosquito breeding sites.  “Remember that the country is experiencing an outbreak of dengue fever. In order to reduce the mosquito population, we need the assistance of members of the public to look for and destroy mosquito breeding sites that may have been created after the passage of the hurricane. Mosquitoes can breed in anything that collects water. The rainfall would have created even more opportunity for containers to collect water and become mosquito breeding sites,” she said. She added that persons should look for things such as old cans, tyres, flower pot saucers and anything else around their homes, schools, churches and business places that may facilitate mosquito breeding and properly dispose of them.  The Ministry of health will continue to inspect premises where the teams will search for mosquito breeding sites, fog and spray communities and carry out work to reduce mosquito larva.  Jamaica is currently experiencing an outbreak of dengue fever and has recorded an increase in the number since the start of the year, with the Ministry reporting a total of 2,198 suspected cases of dengue fever as at October 20, 2012, compared to 458 for the corresponding period last year and 2,709 for the same period in 2010 which was an outbreak year. Contact: Tel: 537-6233; 1-888-ONE-LOVE; Fax: 754-5798last_img read more

Maersk Launches Second USD 1bn Share Buy-Back

first_imgzoom The board of directors of Denmark’s shipping and oil giant A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S has decided to initiate the second share buy-back program of up to DKK 6.7 billion (approximately USD 1 billion) to be executed during a 12 months period.The share buy-back program is initiated pursuant to the authorisation granted to the board of directors by the annual general meeting in 2015, which authorizes the company to acquire treasury shares at a nominal value not exceeding 10% of the share capital at the market price applicable at the time of acquisition with a deviation of up to 10%.The purpose of the share buy-back program is to adjust the capital structure of the company. At the company’s annual general meeting in 2016, a resolution will be proposed that shares acquired be cancelled.The share buy-back will be carried out in a number of phases, with the first phase running from September 1, 2015 to November 30, 2015.A.P. Møller Holding A/S has agreed to participate in the share buy-back program by selling A and B shares pro rata to its ownership on a daily basis at the volume weighted average price paid in open market purchases of A and B shares.The company will appoint a bank to act as lead manager, which will execute the purchase of shares on behalf of the company and will make all share purchase decisions independently and without the involvement of the company.Shares at A.P. Møller – Mærsk jumped by 8.6 percent today, following the company’s announcement of its second-quarter profit which beat forecasts, and the USD 1 bn share buy-back program.last_img read more