Star all-rounders Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo have been included in the list of 10 reserve West Indian players for the upcoming World Cup 2019. After having missed out on selection for the marquee event, Pollard might still find his World Cup dream realised if he is called as a replacement for an injured player. Though the selection of Bravo, who had announced his retirement from international cricket in October 2018, looks like WI are looking to use his experience as a learning tool for the relatively younger players in the squad.West Indies will continue their preparations for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with a training camp in Southampton, England from May 19 to 23. The four-day camp, involving the entire 15-man squad for the marquee tournament, will include an additional warm-up fixture against Australia, which will be played on May 22 at the Ageas Bowl, the home of Hampshire County Cricket Club.The original West Indies schedule was based in Bristol from May 23, with two official ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up matches on May 26 against South Africa and on May 28 versus New Zealand. The West Indies opening ICC Cricket World Cup match is against Pakistan May 31 at Trent Bridge.Batsman Sunil Ambris, and all-rounder Raymon Reifer have been called up as cover for the camp in Southampton. They were part of the just-concluded Tri-Nation ODI Series in Ireland. Ambris is available as cover for Evin Lewis, who has recently recovered from a viral infection and Reifer will cover for the bowling group as part of workload management.advertisementAddressing the reserve players, the Interim Chairman of Selectors, Robert Haynes commented: “The choice of players in the reserve list is to really cover our bases and ensure we have a good balance in the pool of players that can be selected if replacements are required. We think the skill set in this pool is strong with a good blend of experience and upcoming young players who can be ready to contribute when required.”The 10 reserve players for the ICC Cricket World Cup are as follows:Sunil AmbrisDwayne BravoJohn CampbellJonathan CarterRoston ChaseShane DowrichKeemo PaulKhary PierreRaymon ReiferKieron PollardAlso Read | Chris Gayle set to be peerless at World Cup 2019 but in danger of unwanted recordAlso Read | Bangladesh beat West Indies to lift maiden multi-nation ODI trophy
If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! OSU needs a commitment from Kris Boyd. (Photo via Scout)Football recruiting has headed in the wrong direction in the last month, as the Cowboys have had two four-star defensive backs decommit in Kenneth McGruder and Jaylon Lane.On Nov. 21, the Cowboys lost Lane and McGruder to decommitments and added three-star junior college safety Jordan Burton all within a 24-hour span.Lane’s situation may be a bit different than most, as it appears he may have had his scholarship offer pulled after he was arrested on a felony complaint and two misdemeanor complaints.Adding a junior college recruit will provide depth in the secondary next season, but the 2015 recruiting class still has zero verbal commitments at the cornerback position.[1. Ed. note: Van Malone heading to SMU won’t help things.]The Pokes have offered seven scholarships to cornerbacks, and all but three have already made commitments excluding Jaylon Lane.Here’s a look at the three prospects OSU could add before signing day:Kris BoydA four-star cornerback from Gilmer High in Texas. Boyd is considering Texas, Texas A&M, and Florida State.Although he has a scholarship offer from OSU, he has not expressed interest nor made a visit to Stillwater.Justin MartinA four-star cornerback and junior college prospect at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M also holds an offer from OSU. Martin holds offers from Florida, LSU, Georgia, OU, UT, and several more.While he is living in Miami, he does not seem to be particularly interested in the Cowboys either.Kendall SheffieldThe final uncommitted cornerback who the Cowboys have extended an offer to is Kendall Sheffield, a five-star cornerback from Fort Bend Marshall in Texas.Sheffield’s recruiting is heating up and he appears to be very interested in both Texas A&M and Alabama. Again, not particularly interested in making a career in Stillwater. Unless the Cowboys are able to land what appears to be a long shot in either of these three, it is very possible that the 2015 recruiting class may go without signing a cornerback even after cornerback Justin Gilbert was drafted No. 8 overall by the Browns in this year’s NFL draft.The Cowboys also can’t seem to land a commitment from a wide-receiver, usually a deep position in recent recruiting classes, other than three-star speedster Jalen McCleskey.Gundy and Co. missed out on four-star receiver Dede Westbrook last week, a junior college prospect who visited Stillwater and Norman the same weekend of the Texas massacre at Boone Pickens. Westbrook ultimately chose to commit to the Sooners.The Cowboys were also frontrunners for four-star receiver Carlos Strickland, a 6-foot-5 standout from Dallas before he chose to commit to Texas Tech at the end of October.Tyron Johnson, the nation’s No. 21 overall recruit is still considering OSU along with Texas Tech, Auburn, LSU and Clemson. Johnson is a five-star receiver from New Orleans who is also a dynamic return man (Dez Bryant 2.0?).If the Cowboys cannot close the deal with some of the remaining uncommitted receiver prospects who have offers from OSU, there is a chance only one wide receiver signs with OSU in the spring.Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets.
Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata feels in best form of careerby Carlos Volcano24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtalanta striker Duvan Zapata feels he’s in the best form of his career.Atalanta take on Shakhtar Donestsk in their second Champions League this week.“So far, yes, but I still have a lot of room for improvement. I’m not at the top, every day I’m working to improve myself,” he replied when asked if he was on the best run of his career.“It’s thanks to the Coach, he had the patience to wait for me. “I understood all the new concepts that were made for me, plus I’ve worked hard.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Connoisseurs of Italian football are still shaking their heads in disbelief at the prospect of Juventus swapping Paulo Dybala for Romelu Lukaku. For Manchester United though, it would appear to be a no-brainer.Lukaku has become a £75 million ($91m) makeweight at Old Trafford, with his 42 goals in two seasons not proving enough to persuade Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he should be favoured over Marcus Rashford in the number-nine position. As a result, the Belgian has become desperate for a move. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? And with United unconvinced by the proposals presented by an Inter side on a tight budget, the prospect of adding a player of Dybala’s quality is understandably tempting. Discussions remain at an early stage so far, but the Reds are surely the only winner if this deal makes it over the line.Solskjaer’s 4-2-3-1 formation needs a more convincing number 10 than Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata or Andreas Pereira – the three players to have been employed there during pre-season so far – with many of their better chances on tour being created from wide positions and most of their more laboured and ponderous play coming in the centre of the attacking third.As such, Dybala is a ready-made addition. His ability to evade tacklers and create play from in behind the front man has made him one of the most exciting forwards in the Italian game.That is not to say he is a guarantee of success for United though, with a million different reasons why this is a move which might not pan out as desired.Dybala had a promising but inconsistent three-year spell with Palermo after arriving in 2012, with his propensity to go through long slumps having become a concern for some followers of the Rosanero.After he moved to Juve in 2015 he immediately fitted in as a senior player and revelled in becoming a key man following the exits that summer of Andrea Pirlo, Carlos Tevez and Arturo Vidal. However, there still remained that same tendency for him to go off the boil for lengthy periods in a season even before the 2018 arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo bumped him out of the picture somewhat.Having switched to a 4-3-3 to suit Ronaldo it became impossible for Juve to get the best out of Dybala since the Argentine is not really suited to either wide position. Ultimately, the new reality resulted in a lack of game time for Dybala and the player has been a more irritable presence in Turin according to some close to the club.It has been a similar story so far at international level, with his inability to play at his best when chosen in the same XI as Lionel Messi having developed into a huge issue. He has just 24 caps to his name and has scored only twice, with his appearances in major fixtures having been restricted due to his inability to adapt. For Ronaldo at Juventus, read Messi with Argentina.United fans will understandably be wary of the story of an Argentine attacker becoming disgruntled at being phased out of his favoured role at a continental giant and arriving at Old Trafford to much pomp and circumstance. The same thing happened in 2014 with Angel Di Maria at Real Madrid and it was only a matter of months before that saga went south.For Dybala to be a success at United, he will need to have the right attitude. He will need to buy in to the project Solskjaer is building and the work ethic which goes with it. United have been all about the high-energy press right from the front, and the 24-year-old cannot be a passenger in that regard.He can be the man to unlock packed defences, but United will be just as keen that he doesn’t become the player who helps opponents to get through their press and set up counter-attacks. There must be no sulking a la Di Maria, or such as his own past few months at the Allianz Stadium, even if a move from a serial Serie A champion and regular Champions League challenger to a slumped giant playing in the Europa League is a backward step rather than a forward one.If Dybala treats this is as a chance to prove that Juventus are wrong for being so open to the idea of him leaving, then United should be on to a clear winner. Either way, having a somewhat inconsistent talent of the level of Dybala has to be a step up on Mata, Lingard or Pereira when it comes to options in the slot behind the front man.Swapping a dispensable big-money Lukaku who has netted once in 20 United games against top-six opposition for a potential match-winner in Dybala? United should do everything they can to get this deal done.
SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Alabama had lost games before Clemson blew them out in this year’s national title game. Just two years earlier, they had even lost another championship game to the Tigers.But this year’s matchup was different, because he saw something we never see happen to the Crimson Tide. They got dominated.In the month since that loss, many analysts have been left trying to diagnose what went wrong for Alabama against Clemson. Nick Saban has offered up his own thoughts on the matter.Saban was asked about what caused his team to fall flat on that fateful night in Santa Clara.Here’s the transcript of Saban’s response, via 247Sports’ Brad Crawford:“To me, we kind of have the Alabama factor around here that has always helped us be successful,” Saban said. “That’s having a team that plays with a lot of discipline, that’s having a team that everybody sort of is responsible and accountable to do their job at a high level and a standard and everybody puts the team first, alright. So, that’s the standard. It’s up to the individual players to do that. And if I thought that we weren’t doing that in one game or 10 games, I would address it with the players and make sure that everybody was on board with those principles and values that’s helped us be successful.“And I don’t think we played in that game with the Alabama factor. So, everybody needs to understand that and respond to it. If you lose your humility, it sort of creates, ‘I’m above doing things the way I need to do them to prepare for a game and go play in a game against good competition. And if I put my own agenda ahead of the team or winning, it’s going to have some effect on my performance.’ So, if I think those things are existing in the program, I think that they need to be addressed. And they have been.”Basically, Alabama might have gotten complacent and lost its mental edge and sharpness. You can bet Saban will be working all offseason to ensure that doesn’t happen again on the big stage.Alabama and Clemson are expected to be two of the top four teams in the country again in 2019, so the chance to get some immediate revenge in the College Football Playoff is a possibility for the Tide.
Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has called on unattached youth living in Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) to register for skills-based programmes the Government is offering.Speaking with young people during a tour of the ZOSO in Denham Town, Kingston, to “ascertain the ZOSO’s effect on children, students and youth in the area”, Mr. Reid said he wants to reach the unattached youth living in the community, especially those who need jobs and training.“Some of the social problems that we have in our society is lack of access to education and training, and we are bringing training to them or taking them from where they are to where the training is,” Mr. Reid told JIS News in an interview.“We are here for them. We’re going to take some training to them, and those we can take and place elsewhere, we’ll take [them],” he added.He said the ZOSO aims to bring about transformation, especially in the lives of inner-city youth, in which the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is playing a pivotal role.“This is the beginning of a whole transformation for our inner-city communities, and we want to replicate this right across the country. The long-term development of Jamaica has to be built on training and education, access of quality education for all and meeting the needs of the people where they are,” Mr. Reid said.“I have a schedule to tour the ZOSO, because the strategy is [to] clear, hold and build, and part of the long-term building plan is to make sure that the education and training systems are available to the young people and, indeed, all the people of these communities,” he explained.One of the youth from Denham Town, whom Minister Reid said he was very concerned about, is former head boy of Vauxhall High School, Travis Morrison, who lives in Denham Town and is not enrolled in a programme or employed.“We’ve been able to meet individuals like Travis Morrison, who has over 20 subjects [including CSEC and CAPE]. I’m happy to tell him that we will try and get him into the Caribbean Maritime University based on the programme that they have,” Mr. Reid told JIS News.For his part, Travis said he was happy to meet the Minister and share his story with him.“I feel good and I am looking forward to the programme the Minister will enrol me in. I feel good that he came to hear our concerns and will try to help us,” Travis told JIS News.The Minister said skills-based programmes will not be forced on unattached youth; instead, members of the Ministry, along with other Government agencies such as HEART Trust/NTA, will be listening to the needs of the youth living in ZOSO areas, and enrolling them accordingly into programmes.“We are going to do our due diligence and surveys within the community to find out exactly what are their training needs. We’re not going to just prescribe but [also] look at their abilities, interests and take them up to the level we require, [and] we are going to make sure that the training is available,” he said. Story Highlights Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has called on unattached youth living in Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) to register for skills-based programmes the Government is offering. He said the ZOSO aims to bring about transformation, especially in the lives of inner-city youth, in which the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is playing a pivotal role. “Some of the social problems that we have in our society is lack of access to education and training, and we are bringing training to them or taking them from where they are to where the training is,” Mr. Reid told JIS News in an interview.
“We’re in the midst of forming our community’s first tenancy association comprised of tenants and landlords,” said tenant Doris MacDonald, Halifax. “We really appreciate how the new act and regulations spell out the new rules clearly and concisely, in language our community members can read and understand.” Over the next few months, the province will take steps to ensure tenants and landlords are aware of, and understand, their rights and responsibilities under the new Residential Tenancies Act. “I think it’s exciting to finally have the new, updated Residential Tenancies Act,” said Priscilla Lotherington, landlord and property manager with Mendlet Management, Sydney. “I’m hoping that these changes will streamline the procedures we are required to go through and will be more efficient for everyone involved. I think both tenants and landlords have waited a long time for this and it’s great that it’s finally here.” Changes to the act also include a way for tenants to request that potential buyers of their manufactured homes be approved as tenants by landlords before the sale. Landlords will now have 10 days to respond to the request. For more information, visit http://novascotia.ca/rta. automatic lease renewal improving the process to deal with unpaid rent a simpler process for rent adjustments in land-lease communities (formerly mobile home parks) tenants on fixed-term leases can end their leases early, without financial penalty, for health reasons be able to award the application fee for those successful in the residential tenancies hearings Nova Scotia tenants and landlords will benefit from changes to the Residential Tenancies Act that protect the rights of both parties and improve the process to resolve disputes. The changes take effect Thursday, Nov. 15. “This act affects thousands of Nova Scotians who rent and landlords,” said Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John MacDonell. “The new act was updated to reflect changes in today’s rental market and to ensure the rights of both tenants and landlords are protected.” Changes include:
Greater Noida: Ahead of this year’s Kanwar Yatra, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary and Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police, on Sunday, held a review meeting at expo Center in Greater Noida in order to discuss preparedness and other arrangements. Senior police officials from Delhi, Haryana and Uttarakhand were also present in the meeting.Chief Secretary, Anup Chandra Pandey said that the meeting was meant to develop coordination among the officials of different adjoining states. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”All the senior officials from Meerut Zone in Uttar Pradesh and adjoining states were called to be a part of meeting. During the meeting majorly we discussed the preparations and the pending work that needed to be done. We discussed the condition of roads, diversion of traffic, Irrigation Department works, Health Department, Electricity department works, sanitation arrangements,” said Pandey. “We have directed the officials to ensure that the devotees who will come from all the adjoining regions must not face any inconvenience and they must also check the route which will be followed for the Kanwar Yatra. We also ordered ADG, IG, DM, and SSP to visit the spots personally to review the situations,” added Pandey. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderApart from this, the officials also had discussion over the security arrangements to ensure safety of the devotees. DGP Uttar Pradesh, OP Singh, said that drones and helicopters will be used to keep a close watch on the Kanwar Yatra. “Police officials will be monitoring the Kanwar Yatra while companies of Para militarily forces, Rapid Action Force and PSC also will be deployed. Apart from these, two Anti Terrorist Squad teams will be deployed in Meerut and one will remain mobile in between Saharanpur and Muzaffarnagar. These squads will be using Snipers to ensure safety and special watch will be kept on the criminals and their activities,” said Singh. This year, the month long Kanwar Yatra will being from July 17 when devotees will travel to Haridwar in Uttarakhand to collect holy water from Ganga.
APTN National NewsTen months ago, Daniel Thorassie fell through the ice on the Red River while playing hockey with his brother. Now, police divers say they may have found his body.
14 September 2008The United Nations has condemned this morning’s suicide bombing in a south-eastern Afghan town that targeted a clearly marked UN convoy taking part in a polio eradication programme. Three members of the convoy were killed in the explosion, which occurred about 9:40 a.m. in the town of Spin Boldak, which lies close to the Pakistani border in Kandahar province.Several bystanders were also injured by the blast, according to a statement issued by a spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The attack took place a day after the Governor of Logar province was killed in another suicide bombing near Kabul.“These unacceptable and cowardly actions show the brutal face of those opposing progress towards peace and reconstruction in Afghanistan,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said.The three convoy members killed today were all Afghan nationals: a driver for the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), and two doctors working under contract for the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of a polio vaccination campaign in the region.Kai Eide, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and the head of UNAMA, and Peter Graaff, the WHO representative to the country, said in a joint statement that the UN has contacted the families of the victims to inform them about the attack.“The thoughts of the entire United Nations family in Afghanistan are with those who died, and their loved ones,” Mr. Eide and Mr. Graaff said. “This attack was on innocent civilians working only for the people of Afghanistan, and is beyond comprehension.”
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that there are now 160,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) resulting from the fighting that has been taking place since early May between Government troops and the opposition Al-Shabaab and Hisb-ul-Islam groups.The agency added that the worsening security situation is making it more difficult for aid agencies to reach and help those in need of urgent assistance.According to UNHCR, the majority of the displaced are women and children, many fleeing with very few belongings, and having to endure extremely difficult circumstances. Women are particularly vulnerable, with reports of rape and sexual exploitation during their flight and in places of refuge. In addition, the independent UN expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Shamsul Bari, said last week that the recruitment of children by armed groups has reportedly been taking place. “I was told during my recent visit to the region that there are specific well-organized camps set up to receive young boys, and that children are being used on the front line,” he stated. Mr. Bari also noted that groups, including human rights defenders, aid workers and journalists, appeared to be specifically targeted.The recent flare up of deadly violence in the Horn of Africa nation has been condemned by the UN and its international partners. Just last week, the Security Council voiced its concern at the situation there, and reiterated its support for the Transitional Federal Government, its efforts to achieve peace, security and reconciliation in Somalia through the UN-facilitated Djibouti process, which aided the formation of the new government in February, as well as the creation of a newly-expanded Parliament and election of President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed. 25 June 2009Ongoing clashes between Government forces and insurgents have uprooted another 26,000 people from the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in the past five days, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.
In such a situation, if India participates in the meet as a friendly nation, it would amount to it “endorsing the genocide” (against Tamils).”Therefore, considering that Tamils are also a part of India, India should at least now come forward to extend a hand of friendship,” he said.“Acceding to the request of Tamil people and others around the world, India should announce it will not participate and also seek to mobilise support of member countries against holding the conference in Sri Lanka,” he said.India should give credence to the sentiments of Tamil people and devise a strategy accordingly, he added. For the first time in 40 years, Queen Elizabeth II will skip the Commonwealth summit, deciding to send her son Prince Charles instead for the biennial event. Various movements were on including in Australia urging that the CHOGM be not held at Colombo though “arrangements are on for the conduct of the conference in Sri Lanka,” he said.With the island government charged with alleged “war crimes,” it was not acceptable that the CHOGM be held there. There were strong opinions that if it was held as per schedule, Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will remain as head of Commonwealth for two years and “problems could arise in initiating probe against him,” for war-crimes, he said. DMK president M Karunanidhi today described as “important” Queen Elizabeth II skipping the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka in November and once again demanded that India boycott the meet, the Press Trust of India reported.“Since the formation of a Commonwealth federation, this is the first time that the Queen has boycotted the conference which is an important information,” he said in a statement here. However, Buckingham Palace has said the Queen’s decision not to attend was not related to the political situation in Lanka.
Sri Lanka and Gambia have established diplomatic relations between the two countries with effect from 10th May 2019.The Foreign Ministry said that upon the signing of an Agreement by Dr. Amrith Rohan Perera, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and Lang Yabou, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Gambia to the United Nations on 10th May 2019 in New York, the Government of Sri Lanka and the Government of Gambia decided to establish Diplomatic Relations between the two countries with effect from 10th May 2019. The establishment of diplomatic ties between Sri Lanka and Gambia would enhance the existing friendly relations and cooperation in the political, socio-economic and cultural fields for the mutual benefit of the two countries, the Foreign Ministry said.
The United Nations Security Council has welcomed a recent inclusive dialogue, convened in Conakry, by Alpha Condé, the President of Guinea, that involved political leaders, civil society and religious communities of Guinea-Bissau as part of a regional efforts to end the political crisis in the country.In a statement issued late yesterday, the members of the Security Council “welcomed the Conakry agreement on the implementation of the ECOWAS [Economic Community of West African States] road map and invited all stakeholders to spare no effort for its full and timely implementation.”President Condé is the ECOWAS Mediator for Guinea-Bissau and the dialogue was part of a six-point ECOWAS road map, agreed by political leaders last month in its capital, Bissau, to end the political crisis in the west African country.According to the statement, Council members also expressed their support to the consensus reached on the process for the nomination of a new Prime Minister and for the formation of an inclusive Government in accordance the agreement and encouraged President José Mário Vaz of Guinea-Bissau to proceed to the nomination of the consensual Prime Minister as soon as possible.The members further emphasized that the implementation of the agreement could restore the confidence of partners and enable the international community to fulfil the pledges made during the Brussels Conference in March 2015 of the partners for development of Guinea-Bissau.
A small earthquake near Mount St. Helens was detected Friday morning, but scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey said it’s not a departure from the norm. The 1:49 a.m. quake measured 0.8 in magnitude. It was 1.6 miles below the earth’s surface.
The Corps of Engineers began a 90-day public comment period March 1 for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for the project, which according to some is not a sufficient amount of time. The corps has received a number of requests to extend the 90-day period and is considering those, but so far it has not received a strong reason for an extension. On the other hand, critics of the project have criticized the substance of the review and say the process has been rushed. When the draft review was released last month, Pebble partnership CEO Tom Collier said the partnership saw “no significant environmental challenges that would preclude the project from getting a permit.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Proponents of the proposed copper mine near Bristol Bay testified on Monday during a House Resources Committee meeting. Biologist Daniel Schindler: “In a nutshell Alaskans should be dismayed; Alaska’s leaders should be outraged. The Army Corps of Engineers should be ashamed of themselves and embarrassed if they are going to put this environmental impact statement forward as a piece of credible science, it is not.” In December 2017, the Pebble Limited Partnership submitted its application with the corps to initiate permitting for a 20-year mine development plan for the Pebble Deposit. The project has a smaller footprint, has no major mine facilities in the Upper Talarik drainage, and will not use cyanide for secondary gold recovery, as originally planned. Mike Heatwole, VP Public Affairs, Pebble Partnership: “One of the big issues we’ve heard over the years was the issue of size, and could we do something that was smaller. That’s what we’ve brought forward.” The next phase is public review and comment period in order to inform and guide the development of the final EIS and record of decision for the project.
By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff WriterThe D.C. Council pushed forward the Breast Density Screening and Notification Act of 2018, which would require that women be informed if they have dense breast tissue, an independent risk factor for breast cancer, officials said. This legislation also requires insurance coverage for necessary additional screenings for women with dense breast tissue.The Brem Foundation, along with Goldblatt Martin Pozen, worked with the Council to shape and ultimately pass the legislation. The Brem Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to maximizing women’s chances of finding more curable breast cancer through expert education about early detection, access to diagnostic tests and physician training.The D.C. Council pushed forward the Breast Density Screening and Notification Act of 2018, which would require women to be informed if they have dense breast tissue, an independent risk factor for breast cancer, and insurance coverage for necessary screenings for women with dense breast tissue. (Courtesy Photo)“In the District, 28.5 women of 100,000 die of breast cancer every year,” said Council member Vincent Gray, who also serves as Health Committee chairman. “Women with dense tissue need extra screening to catch earlier, more curable breast cancers, but they cannot get the screening they need if they are not aware that they have dense tissue in the first place. That is why I introduced the Breast Density and Screening Notification Act of 2018 which requires health care facilities to include information about breast density in federally required mammography reports. I am proud of this bill as it will empower our residents to take control of their health care and undoubtedly save lives.”The District joins 37 other states in passing breast density notification laws. This law will also be critical for women with lower incomes to have access to additional screenings. This is pivotal because D.C. tops the nation in breast cancer related deaths according to data by the American Cancer Society.Currently, over 40 percent of women in the U.S. have dense breast tissue. This means they have a higher ratio of connective tissue to fatty tissue in their breasts. Dense tissue is not only a risk factor for breast cancer, but having it makes breast cancer harder to find on a mammogram. Women with dense breast tissue need additional screenings, such as ultrasounds.“Breast density is a real and strong risk factor for developing breast cancer. This legislation will empower women, save lives, and bring the D.C. community one step closer to a day when D.C. no longer claims the highest death rate from breast cancer. Thank you to all of the heroic survivors, doctors, legislators, advocates, and champions who made this possible,” said Andrea Wolf, executive director of the Brem Foundation.Anne Kalosh, a D.C. resident, spoke to the AFRO about her personal relationship with the disease and dense breast tissue, saying, “what this legislation is about saved my life. And probably will save the life of a lot of other people.”Kalosh said that growing up everyone she knew who had breast cancer died, including her mother, and two of her aunts. “I was always very aware of breast cancer and was always afraid of breast cancer.”Because of her family history, Kalosh said she had always gotten screenings since her 20s. Doctor’s identified that she had dense breast tissue and suggested she get ultrasound along with her mammograms. Kalosh explained that abnormalities on a mammogram look white and so does dense breast tissue, which can make it difficult to see if something is wrong. “That’s why an ultrasound can help for women like me,” Kalosh said.“I’m extremely lucky,” Kalosh said. Just last year she found cancer in her breast from an ultrasound, not from a mammogram. Luckily doctors at GW Cancer Center found it early enough and her prognosis is good after treatment.Here are a few facts about dense tissue and breast cancer:Women with very dense breasts are 4.7 times more likely to develop breast cancerUltrasound finds 24 percent more cancers in women with dense breast tissueSensitivity of mammography is 85 percent in all women but only 47.8 percent-64.4 percent in women with dense breast tissue1 in 8 American women will get breast cancer during her lifetimeOver 95 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer in early stages will survive and thriveThe survival rate drops to about 22 percent when breast cancer is detected at Stage 4.In 2019, over 331,430 Americans are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer,and 41,760 women will likely die from the disease.For more information about the Brem Foundation please go to http://www.bremfoundation.org/
“Avengers: Endgame” is slated to hit theaters April 26. Early tracking shows the superhero movie is set to be another blockbuster for Disney and Marvel: Estimates put its box office take at between $200 million and $260 million during its first three days of release.The movie stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, and Josh Brolin. It’s a direct sequel to “Avengers: Infinity War.” Both were directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.It’s unlikely the “Avengers: Endgame” content that has hit the internet — even assuming it’s authentic — will hurt the movie’s performance at the box office. Fandango said it sold five times as many tickets for “Endgame” as it did for “Avengers: Infinity War” in the first seven days of sales, while Atom Tickets said the movie sold twice as many tickets in its first week of presales than “Aquaman,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Captain Marvel” combined. ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Gets Re-Release With New Scene A massive trove of spoiler-heavy video clips, screen shots and other info from Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” is reportedly circulating online.According to a CNBC report, “Avengers: Endgame” screen shots, GIFs, short clips, and detailed posts have recently surfaced on Twitter and Reddit. It’s not clear what the source of the leaked footage was.Variety has not independently confirmed the leaks. Disney did not respond to a request for comment.The pirated “Avengers: Endgame” footage is subtitled in Arabic, and “appears to have been recorded during a screening of the film judging from the theatre seats visible in the frame,” Gizmodo reported. Footage from the film that leaked online runs about five minutes, according to the Verge.In a letter posted Tuesday on Twitter, the Russo Brothers — who directed the movie — urged fans to keep spoilers to themselves so they don’t ruin the enjoyment of others (although they didn’t specifically cite the leaks). “Remember, Thanos still demands your silence,” they wrote, including the hashtag #DontSpoilTheEndgame in the tweet. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Is Disney’s Domination Good for the Box Office? Popular on Variety Related
‘Mirza Ghalib portrayed on the stage a number of times but never in a negative avatar. And that is the basic premise of my play, said Aziz Qurashi. Generally, people tend to go gaga at the mere mention of the Urdu poet. But few are aware that he had a negative side to him as well. Qurashi, in his play Aitraaf-e-ghalib (which means confessions of Ghalib), explores facets of him which are either unknown to many or simply kept under wraps for fear of disgrace. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘The plot of the play revolves around Ghalib in the last stages of his life and as he lay on his death bed, how the poet ruminated about his past deeds and mistakes which he now knows can never be reversed’ said Qurashi.Ghalib is portrayed as a split personality on the stage whereby there are three Ghalibs. One portrays the role a nawab, the second a poet and the third old Ghalib.The highlight of the play is a dialogue between the two Ghalibs (Nawab and poet) and how each one questions the other’s existence and tries to explore who is more imperative for survival and fame. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘Like the Nawab Ghalib points out that if he was not born in a aristocratic family, then the poet Ghalib would have never been honed. Similarly, the poet Ghalib says that if he never tried his hand at poetry, then no one would have cared for Nawab’s aristocracy,’ added Qurashi.Aitraaf-e-Ghalib is a musical based on flashbacks. ‘Ghalib indulged in all sorts of vices. He used to go to prostitutes, was an alcoholic but at the same time was a genius,’ said Qurashi. One of the most striking facts about Ghalib’s life was that he never mentioned his wife or children. Nor was there any narration about his family life. But he used to visit a brothel where his mistress used to sing his couplets as songs and entertain people during those days.With a cast and crew of over 35 people, the play has been recreated using 80 per cent of Ghalib’s original letters. ‘With a view to get as real as possible, the same atmosphere in terms of costumes, props and lighting has been recreated on the stage,’ said Qurashi.DETAILAt: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road When: 30 December Timings: 7 pm onwards