Manchester City The resurrection of Gundogan: Man City man back to his brilliant Borussia Dortmund best Sam Lee Last updated 1 year ago 00:06 2/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Getty Images Manchester City İ. Gündoğan Premier League Guardiola Yaya Touré Kevin De Bruyne Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero The midfielder’s progress was severely hampered by a serious knee injury but he is steadily getting back to his best, and there could be more to come Twenty games, or around 2000 minutes. That’s the amount of game time Ilkay Gundogan needed to get back to his best.Speaking at the start of December, Marti Perarnau, the author who charted Pep Guardiola’s time at Bayern Munich with incredible detail, declared that Gundogan was “not in good shape,” but that the midfielder “could arrive in March and April at a very good level” if he were to play roughly 20 matches over Christmas and beyond.AdChoices广告“He’s not fit, he’s not in good shape,” Perarnau told the 93:20 podcast. “But he understands very well the tempo of the play that the team needs at each moment, like David Silva. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I think he needs 20 more matches in his legs. He hasn’t played too many matches in the last three years.“I hope in 20 matches we will see a very good Gundogan.”He has played in 17 games since that interview, a rough total of 1,150 minutes, and the evidence suggests Perarnau was right.Gundogan’s two-goal, man-of-the-match performance against Basel in midweek was a reminder of the form he was starting to produce last season, before a serious knee injury forced him to miss roughly 10 of his 18 months as a City player.”I love to play for this club, for this manager, with these team-mates, it’s just fun,” Gundogan said after the game in Switzerland. “Every single guy understands, is feeling it, and can see it that we have a very special group, with a very special atmosphere.”He is finally starting to play his role in that group, the role expected of him when he signed from Borussia Dortmund in 2016.After all, he was the very first signing of the Guardiola era, designed to be come in and help the Catalan impose his fast passing style in English football. As Perarnau notes, Gundogan understands the flow of a game just as David Silva does.But, thanks to his injury, in his 18 months in Manchester he has only fleetingly shown his best qualities.The German’s first period at City, between his belated debut on September 14, 2016 and injury exactly three months later, had as many highs as it did lows. Standing in for either David Silva or Kevin De Bruyne, he dovetailed well with whichever man he played alongside, helping to establish City’s possession game. He even chipped in with doubles against Barcelona and West Brom, his knack for arriving in the box at the right moment surprising even those who had watched him closely in the Bundesliga.But Guardiola, perhaps too confident in his side’s ability, was ramping up his tactical plans during this period, attempting to play all three of his creative midfielders at once, with Fernandinho and a three-man defence behind them. The Blues managed to dominate possession but as a result of failures elsewhere the experiment rarely looked convincing. In truth, none of the three midfielders looked at their best, either.So much so that when Gundogan was ruled out for the season, in the very first game after Guardiola simplified his plans after a bruising defeat at Leicester, it was seen, in the coldest terms, a blessing in disguise: with an uncomplicated back four in place, Gundogan’s injury also deprived Guardiola of the temptation to cram three creative midfielders into the same line-up.Guardiola had worked out how to control games with just De Bruyne and Silva by the time Gundogan returned last September, and thanks to their performances and his own physical limitation, the German had to wait for his opportunities.He was handed his first start in the EFL Cup in September, but a nasty kick to the ankle hampered his progress and he did not start again for five weeks.Since then, the end of October, he has often been called upon to stand in for Silva.No City player, going back to when Silva first signed for the club in 2010, has managed to fill the Spaniard’s boots sufficiently, but Gundogan has shown that he can do a fine job; against Napoli away and Spurs at home he helped pull the strings of impressive 4-2 and 4-1 victories respectively.Those were open, fast-paced games but Gundogan also proved he can unlock tighter contests. Replacing De Bruyne, he provided two clever assists in two minutes to turn an FA Cup tie with Burnley on its head.Gundogan can suffer by being compared to his two influential team-mates – his failure to find “the last pass” in the recent draw at Burnley seemed worse because it is easily imagined that Silva would have delivered it – but he would probably walk into any other midfield in the country on current form.And certainly when he gets those 2000 minutes under his belt. With key fixtures in all four competitions coming up in the next few weeks, he appears to be hitting form at exactly the right time.Other players are also returning from injuries and Gundogan, as predicted by Perarnau, looks set to have a key role in the final months of what could be a record-breaking season.“The team needs a very good Gundogan,” Perarnau added. “I think he can be at his highest level if he plays 20, 25 matches in December, January and February. He could arrive in March and April at a very good level. I think the team will need Gundogan.”Sources close to Guardiola’s staff have intimated this week that he is finally back to his Dortmund best, but that level of performance could merely be a temporary pit-stop; given how most of his team-mates have progressed under Guardiola’s tutelage, you get the feeling that Gundogan’s very best is still to come.
Touch at the historic Women’s State of Origin 2018!Touch at the historic Women’s State of Origin 2018!
November 7, 2019November 7, 2019
Get ready for the NRL Holden Women’s State of Origin, launching in 2018.Be at North Sydney Oval at 6pm on Friday 22nd June to witness the Holden Women’s State of Origin kick off a new era in elite women’s sport.The spectacular tries, speed, passion and rivalry of Origin will all be on display. It’s the same game, our way.It’ll all start with a NSW vs Qld Women’s Touch game, where the best of the best elite female touch players will go head to head in their state colours.And it’ll be followed by a historic NRL match, the first ever Holden Women’s State of Origin.Game day infoDate: 22nd June 2018Location: North Sydney Oval, NSWRunning times:Gates open: 6:00pmNSW vs Qld Women’s Touch tap-off: 6:15pmNRL Holden Women’s State of Origin kick-off: 7:40pmTickets: $10 online (kids under 15 free); $15 at the gateBuy tickets here
October 27, 2019October 27, 2019
Arsenal have taken just two points from the last 15 available away from home, but Laurent Koscielny is refusing to read too much into that run.The Gunners were struck down by a bout of travel sickness again on Saturday when suffering a 1-0 derby defeat to London rivals West Ham.Unai Emery’s side toiled for long periods during a trip to the East End, with a lack of creativity in the absence of Mesut Ozil costing them dear. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? Struggles on the road are preventing Arsenal from forcing their way into the Premier League’s top four, but club captain Koscielny insists there is no cause for concern.The Frenchman told reporters after coming unstuck against the Hammers: “No [it is not becoming an issue], we don’t think about this.“We take it game after game, today we worked well during the week to prepare and we had the ambition to get the three points.“But in football you don’t know, you have your opponent and I think they played well with quality. We need to keep our confidence and continue to work together and the results will come.”2 – Arsenal have taken just two points from their last five away Premier League games (W0 D2 L3) – they won 13 points in the five away games prior to this run (W4 D1 L0). Reverted. #WHUARS pic.twitter.com/jd25IzEV8y— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 12, 2019Another defeat on the road has prevented Arsenal from closing on the Champions League spots, but Koscielny remains upbeat in that particular pursuit.He added: “We came here to win because for us the three points was very important, and next week as well to play against Chelsea.“We tried to play, we did well in the first half but didn’t have a lot of chances in the final third. We need to keep calmer in the final third and find the final ball, but in the second half we didn’t start well and conceded early.“After that we tried to push for the rest of the game, we had some chances and we didn’t score so it is difficult to come back with no points but we need to continue to fight to make the top four.”Arsenal mustered 11 attempts on goal against West Ham, but few of their chances were clear cut and only two efforts forced Lukasz Fabianski into action.Koscielny said of the lacking of cutting edge: “Strikers sometimes have just one opportunity and they [are expected to] score, but sometimes you do it and sometimes it is more difficult.“We are all together, it is not down [to] one or two players, we are a group and we need to stay together and to push more for the next game.”Things are not about to get any easier for Arsenal, with a visit from Chelsea next on the agenda.They are then due to face Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup before tackling Cardiff on home soil and heading back out on the road to Manchester City. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Bulker Crew Suffered Injuries amid Lack of Safety MeasuresBulker Crew Suffered Injuries amid Lack of Safety Measures
October 23, 2019October 23, 2019
zoomImage Courtesy: ATSB Two crew members on board the bulk carrier Shanghai Spirit suffered serious injuries after failing to adhere to safety procedures, an investigation by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) found.The incident occurred in late January 2017, when the 140-meter bulk carrier was anchored in Keppel Bay, about 15 nautical miles north-east of Port Alma Queensland.Deck crewmembers were using a mobile scaffold tower to conduct painting and routine touch-up work in the cargo holds. As the scaffold tower was moved with two unsecured crewmembers still on the upper tiers, it became unbalanced and toppled forward onto the deck.On hitting the deck, the scaffold tower came apart and the two crewmembers were entangled in the components. Emergency services were notified of the incident, and a rescue helicopter was dispatched, making two trips out to the vessel to transport the men to hospital. Both men had to remain in hospital for several days before they could be released.“This serious incident highlights the importance of adhering to procedures that assure safety, as well as the value of effective supervision, with the investigation finding that, contrary to established procedures, two crewmembers remained on an unsecured scaffold tower when it was moved across the floor of a cargo hold,” ATSB said.As a result, the top-heavy and unstable scaffold tower toppled and fell. The crewmembers themselves were unsecured, without the required safety harness and lines.Similar occurrences in 2003 and 2009 also resulted in serious injuries and, in one instance, the death of a crew member.“Owners, operators and crewmembers are reminded to plan and undertake risk assessments for assigned tasks in order to identify any shortcomings in procedures and required risk-mitigation measures.”
October 22, 2019October 22, 2019
INVERNESS COUNTY: Cheticamp River Bridge Cheticamp River Bridge on the Cabot Trail will be reduced to one lane for bridge replacement until Sunday, Oct. 31. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 7 Traffic on sections of Trunk 7 is reduced to one lane east from the intersection of MacKinley Point Loop to allow for repaving until Thursday, Sept 30. Traffic will be directed by traffic control people and a pilot vehicle. Please drive with extra caution and patience through the construction area. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 22 Trunk 22, from about two kilometres north of Catalone Gut Road, south for about six kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Tuesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, west of Exit 22 for about nine kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for guardrail replacement, patching and paving until Saturday, July 31. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-7311 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 Victoria Bridge on Highway 101 will be reduced to one lane for repairs and paving until Saturday, July 31. A traffic signal is in place. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101, Wentworth Road Highway 101, from Exit 4 at St. Croix to Exit 5A at Windsor, including the Wentworth Road overpass, is reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104, Havre Boucher Overpasses Linwood Railway and Pellerine Road overpasses on Highway 104 near Havre Boucher have alternating lane closures for concrete repairs, joint replacement, waterproofing, until Friday, July 23. There will be timed lights at both overpasses to assist drivers through the construction zone but delays are expected. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Drivers can us Trunk 4 as an alternate route between Exit 37 (Monastery) and Exit 38 (Havre Boucher). Local Area Office: 902-863-7378 DIGBY COUNTY: Lewiston Road Bridge Lewiston Road Bridge in Ashmore will be reduced to one lane for a windmill project until Wednesday, Sept. 1. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-245-4090 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 106 Traffic on sections of Highway 106 in the Pictou area, from Highway 104 north to Exit 2, will be reduced to one lane for repaving and the installation of rumble strips until Saturday, July 31. Traffic delays are expected. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site to assist motorists through the construction zone. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 PICTOU COUNTY: Route 347 Traffic on Route 347 at Exit 26 from Highway 104 will be reduced to one lane until Tuesday, Aug. 31 during the ongoing twinning of Highway 104. Delays are expected and drivers should use extra caution in the construction zone. Local Area Office: 902-755-6224 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 337, Canal Bridge During construction of a new Canal Bridge on Main Street in Antigonish traffic on Route 337 is being rerouted to a temporary detour bridge. The temporary bridge will be in place until Friday, Dec. 31. Signs and traffic signals are on site. Please drive with extra caution in the construction area. Local Area Office: 902-863-7387 KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101, Delays Expected Traffic on Highway 101 is reduced to one lane west of Exit 14 at Coldbrook for bridge repairs until further notice. Delays are expected and alternate routes should be taken if possible. Please drive with extra caution and watch for signs and traffic control people in the construction area. Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 3 Sections of Trunk 3 (St. Margarets Bay Road) are reduced to one lane between Cleveland Point Road and Boutiliers Point Road for repaving. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset until Sunday, Oct. 31. Local Area Office: 902-229-1109 NEW WORK CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 4 A 6.5-kilometre section of Trunk 4 from Wentworth Collingwood Road to Barclay Loop will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, repaving and bridge repairs until Saturday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on weekends if required. Local Area Office: 902-447-3160 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Burnside Drive Lane closures will take place until Saturday, Aug. 7, on Burnside Drive, between Commodore Drive and the Highway 111 interchange, to allow for repaving. Two lanes of traffic will remain open into Burnside during the morning rush hour and two lanes will be available leaving Burnside during the afternoon rush hour. Traffic on the overpass is reduced to two lanes and is controlled by traffic signals. Drivers should exercise caution and patience in the work area. Local Area Office: 902-424-5591 PICTOU COUNTY: Route 347, Sherbrooke Road Traffic on sections of Route 347, from Meiklefield Road south for 5.6 kilometres, and from Moose River Road south to French River Road for 2.6 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Tuesday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 HANTS COUNTY: Route 236 Sections of Route 236, from the intersection of Route 354 in Kennetcook to the intersection of Northfield Road, are reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Crockett Bridge Crockett Bridge on Highway 289, Eastville, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs from Monday, July 19 until Friday, July 30. Traffic signs and traffic control personnel on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-896-2218 DIBGY COUNTY: Sissiboo Road Sissiboo Road in Bear River will be closed between Landsdowne Rd. and Bell St. to allow for slope repairs and road reconstruction. A marked detour route is available on Clark St. The project is scheduled for completion on Friday, Aug. 6. Detour via Bell Road or Clark Road. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-245-4090 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102, Paving Near Airport Repaving of the northbound lanes of Highway 102 may cause delays for drivers approaching the Robert L. Stanfield International Airport from Halifax. Work is taking place from south of Exit 5A (Aerotech Park) to Exit 6 (airport). Access to the airport via Bell Boulevard will be maintained at all times. To minimize traffic delays two lanes will be open to traffic (with occasional exceptions) throughout the remainder of the project. Work is taking place from sunrise to sunset. The project is scheduled for completion at the end of July. Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102, Larry Uteck Interchange Traffic on Highway 102 at the Larry Uteck Interchange will be restricted to three lanes instead of four while new ramps are being built. The closed lane will vary depending on the time. Two lanes will be open for inbound traffic in the morning and outbound traffic in the evening. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-424-5591 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Sections of Trunk 4, from Meadows Road west to St. Mary’s Church, are reduced to one lane for paving until Thursday, Sept. 30. A pilot vehicle will guide motorists. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2237 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102 Traffic on Highway 102 is reduced to one lane in each direction at Exit 9 (Milford) to allow for the construction of a new interchange. Delays are possible. Please drive with extra caution and watch for signs and traffic control people in the construction zone. Work takes place from dusk until dark until the end of the year. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Until Tuesday, Aug. 31, sections of the east and westbound lanes of Highway 104 along the Cobequid Pass will be reduced to one lane, for patching between the toll plaza and Exit 12 at Masstown. Traffic on both sides of the Cobequid Pass toll plaza may also be reduced to one lane for road repairs and micro-surfacing. Drivers should watch for signs and drive with extra caution. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-890-1573 HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 2 Sections of Trunk 2, from Shubenacadie River north to the intersection of Route 214 at Elmsdale, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Sunday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from dawn to dark. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Highway 104 Traffic on sections of the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 104 between the Cobequid Pass toll plaza and Exit 8 (Westchester Station) will be reduced to one lane for road repairs and micro-surfacing until Tuesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please drive with extra caution in the construction zone and watch for signs and traffic control people. Local Area Office: 902-890-1573 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge, on Tannery Road in Hantsport, is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 VICTORIA COUNTY: Corsen Bridge Traffic on Corsen Bridge, on the Cabot Trail two kilometres south of Ingonish, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Sections of Highway 103, between Exit 5 at Tantallon and Exit 6 at Hubbards, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, July 31. Delays of about 15 minutes can be expected. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Sections of Route 215, from Academy Street in Maitland to the Route 236 intersection west of the bridge, are reduced to one lane for paving until Thursday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from dawn to dark. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Northport Bridge Northport Bridge on Route 366 is closed until Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 for replacement. Detour from Shinimicas Road to the east of the bridge and Mudcreek Road to the west of the bridge. Cyclists should travel with caution. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 CONTINUING WORK PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104, Exit 24 Closed North Foord Street, south of the ramps from Highway 104,, is restricted to one lane for roundabout construction at the Foord Street – Exit 24 intersection until Tuesday, Aug. 31. Traffic control will be on site. Expect delays and use an alternate route. Local Area Office: 902-752-2946 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, near Exit 26 in Sutherlands River will have a speed zone reduction to 70 km/h for construction work for the Highway 104 twinning project until Sunday, July 31. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-755-7077 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 PICTOU COUNTY: Bridge Closure The Murray Bridge on Meadowville Station Road will be closed for repairs until Friday, July 23. There will be no through traffic on Meadowville Station Road during this period. A marked detour route is available. Local Area Office: 902-925-2247 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 311 Traffic on Route 311, between the intersection of Onslow Road and Stewarts Bridge, is reduced to one lane for crack filling and chip sealing until Saturday, July 31. Traffic control is on site. Drivers should use caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-893-1573. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Traffic on sections of the westbound lanes of Highway 104 will be reduced to one lane from Exit 15 at Truro to Exit 13 at Debert to allow for repaving. Work takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. until Saturday, July 31. Local Area Office: 902-890-1573 HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 2/Mill Village Road Sections of Trunk 2, from Gibb Road to the intersection of Route 244, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Saturday, July 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure Traffic on the Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979 VICTORIA COUNTY: Highway 105 Traffic on sections of Highway 105 between Exit 6 and Exit 8 is reduced to one lane for construction and repaving until Saturday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 -30-
Veronique Hivon considered favourite for PQ leader says she wont runVeronique Hivon considered favourite for PQ leader says she wont run
October 17, 2019October 17, 2019
QUEBEC — One of the most popular advocates for Quebec sovereignty and the woman considered the favourite to take over the embattled Parti Quebecois has announced she will not run for leader.Veronique Hivon told reporters today her family has never needed her more since she entered politics, and passing up a run for PQ leader was the only decision she could make given her family circumstances.Hivon was first elected for the PQ in 2008 and represents the riding of Joliette, about 70 kilometres northeast of Montreal.She earned respect from members of all parties for her work on Quebec’s assisted dying legislation, the first of its kind in Canada. She introduced the bill in 2013 while in government with the PQ and the Liberals took up much of her work when they came to power a year later. The legislation was adopted in 2014.Hivon ran for PQ leader in 2016 but withdrew for health reasons. The winner, Jean-Francois Lisee, recognized Hivon’s popularity and named her deputy leader ahead of the 2018 provincial election.Both Lisee and Hivon’s faces were featured on PQ campaign material and on the leader’s bus, but her star power wasn’t enough to save the struggling party from finishing third with just 10 seats.The PQ quickly fell to fourth after its youngest member, Catherine Fournier, quit to sit as an independent in March 2019. Fournier said the PQ had become irrelevant.Hivon remains a member of the legislature for Joliette. The PQ has not yet set a date for its leadership campaign. Hivon says it won’t take place before 2020.Hivon says the party and its members deserve someone who can offer the level of commitment necessary to rebuild the party. She told reporters the PQ can put itself back together “one brick at a time.” But given her family situation, she can’t be the one to lead that process.“It happens in life, that we go through personal and family challenges, and I think we don’t have the choice but to live them,” Hivon said.The Canadian Press
Senior UN official convenes two days of roundtable talks on ChadSenior UN official convenes two days of roundtable talks on Chad
October 12, 2019October 12, 2019
The round-table discussions, which are being held in Stockholm, were initiated by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in the CAR and Chad, Victor Angelo, according to a press release issued today by the mission, known as MINURCAT.The mission, authorized by the Security Council in September last year, includes a multi-dimensional UN presence and a European Union military force (EUFOR) that are jointly trying to bring stability to eastern Chad and north-eastern CAR, which have been beset by widespread fighting and civilian displacement in recent years.Under the resolution establishing MINURCAT, a special unit known as the Détachement intégré de sécurité (DIS) is being created to carry out a series of tasks, including the maintenance of law and order in camps for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).The DIS is also tasked with promoting human rights protection, creating a corridor to safely deliver humanitarian assistance to those in need and protecting any civilians in danger.The Stockholm talks will examine “the peace and security dividends to be reaped if Chadian issues are properly addressed” by the parties and the wider international community, the press release said.“The discussions should pave the way for a productive Security Council meeting slated for September 2008 with a particular emphasis on a result-oriented international approach to the resolution of the Chadian conflict.”Envoys and representatives from Chad, the African Union, the European Union, the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, La Francophonie and key individual States are slated to participate in the Stockholm talks. 7 August 2008The top United Nations official in Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR) is convening two days of international talks starting today that are aimed at finding ways to help support the nascent UN peacekeeping mission being deployed to the strife-torn African countries.
Renewed violence hampering returns to northern Yemen reports UN agencyRenewed violence hampering returns to northern Yemen reports UN agency
October 11, 2019October 11, 2019
The United Nations refugee agency today voiced alarm at the escalation of violence in northern Yemen, which has led to a number of deaths and injuries in recent days and is marring prospects for the return of displaced people to their homes. At least 20 people have reportedly been killed over the past ten days in what the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) called the “worst violence in northern Yemen since the signing of the cease fire in February.” UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic said that, according to local non-governmental organizations, civil society and displaced Yemenis, the renewed clashes between Al-Houthi rebels and pro-government tribes erupted in a remote north-western part of Sa’ada province on 13 November. “This is an alarming escalation,” he told reporters in Geneva. “UNHCR adds its voice to that of the local mediation committee in calling for calm and protection of the civilian population.” Information on resulting displacement is “patchy,” Mr. Mahecic said, adding that UNHCR is in the process of dispatching a small team from its regional office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to establish the numbers and assess needs. Despite the ceasefire signed in February between Government forces and the rebels, the majority of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) have not returned to their homes. More than 300,000 Yemenis are still displaced, with many are living with host communities or in scattered settlements outside formal camp sites. So far only around 20,000 Yemeni IDPs have returned to Sa’ada governorate, said UNHCR. “Many see insecurity, fear of reprisals and new fighting, and extensive destruction of houses and infrastructure, as being the key obstacles to their return,” said Mr. Mahecic. “Land mines and unexploded ordnance also remain a serious threat.” Yemen also hosts some 170,000 refugees, mostly Somalis and other nationals from the Horn of Africa. 23 November 2010The United Nations refugee agency today voiced alarm at the escalation of violence in northern Yemen, which has led to a number of deaths and injuries in recent days and is marring prospects for the return of displaced people to their homes.
October 8, 2019October 8, 2019
The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) arrested a man today after he had allegedly duped a woman in Ambalangoda by taking money from her with the promise of marrying her.According to the police media unit, the man had taken Rs. 700,00 from the lady but had later gone missing. The suspect was arrested this morning near St. John’s College in Nugegoda, the police media unit said. The woman had lodged a complaint with the office of the police IGP and investigations were subsequently launched. The police said that a motorbike in his possession was also seized. He is a 32 year old resident of Kottikawatte. (Colombo Gazette)
Security Council concerned exiled Taylor trying to influence events in LiberiaSecurity Council concerned exiled Taylor trying to influence events in Liberia
October 6, 2019October 6, 2019
Speaking after a Council meeting on Liberia and Burundi, Ambassador John Negroponte of the United States, Council President for October, said the 15-member body had agreed to a press statement in which they “expressed concern that former President Charles Taylor is still attempting to influence events in Liberia and noted that any interference from Mr. Taylor could threaten the carefully constructed peace agreement in Liberia.”The Council had heard a report from UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hédi Annabi on Liberia, where the UN has recently taken command of a force of about 5,000 troops. President Taylor left the country in August.Ambassador Negroponte told reporters, “one of the concerns that was expressed, and also corroborated by Assistant Secretary-General Annabi, is the fact that he is in communication with some of his supporters in Liberia, even though that is not continent with the terms of his exile, and we think that his activities need to be curbed so that he does not remain in political contact with his former supporters.”So we think it is very important that he observe the terms of his having left Liberia, and that he respect the commitment that he undertook not to pursue political activities from outside the country. But we have reason to believe that he is not respecting those conditions at the moment.”Also in New York, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today that on Tuesday an inter-agency mission visited the central areas of Totota and Kakata and found increases in internally displaced persons, fleeing from continued fighting in the interior.
Iraq civilians in besieged Fallujah at extreme risk senior UN humanitarian officialIraq civilians in besieged Fallujah at extreme risk senior UN humanitarian official
October 2, 2019October 2, 2019
“We are receiving distressing reports of civilians trapped inside Fallujah who are desperate to escape to safety, but can’t,” said Lise Grande, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq. “Parties to the conflict are obliged to uphold international humanitarian law and do everything possible to protect civilians and ensure they receive lifesaving assistance,” she added. Since 22 May, 800 people have reached safety, mostly from outlying areas, and some families report having to walk for hours under harrowing conditions to reach safety. People trapped in the city centre are thought to be most at risk and unable to flee. At least 50,000 people are thought to remain in the city, and the few people who have left Fallujah report that conditions are dire, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). “Food supplies are limited and tightly controlled. Medicines are exhausted and many families have no choice but to rely on dirty and unsafe water sources,” said Ms. Grande. “We want to tell the people of Fallujah that humanitarians are doing everything we can to provide assistance wherever they are and to advocate for their safety.” Humanitarian partners have been gearing up for weeks to provide protection, shelter, water, health care and food assistance to people fleeing the city. Iraqi authorities have already established camps in Ameriyat al Falluja, 30 kilometres south of Fallujah, to house people who may displace. “The UN and its partners have humanitarian teams and supplies on the ground. We’ve already begun providing people with food, water and shelter as they arrive and we’ll be there as more people arrive,” said Ms. Grande. The UN estimates that 10 million people in Iraq need some form of humanitarian assistance, including 3.4 million people who have been displaced since January 2014. An additional three million people are thought to be living under ISIL control. More than 650,000 displaced people have returned to their homes since early 2015, many to areas partially or nearly completely destroyed, according to OCHA. The Iraq humanitarian appeal for 2016 requested $861 million, although only 30 per cent has been funded to date, the humanitarian coordinator said. “It’s heart-breaking that so many people need help and that we can’t do what’s necessary because we don’t have the minimum funding we require,” said Ms Grande. Humanitarian partners estimate that $300 million is needed by July to sustain first-line emergency response across the country.
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September 20, 2019September 20, 2019
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September 17, 2019September 17, 2019
The Football Association has announced that it’s conducting an investigation into the alleged racial abuse suffered by Raheem Sterling at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.Television cameras picked up a couple of Chelsea supporters shouting alleged racial slurs at Sterling, as he went to pick up the ball for a City corner kick.Both Chelsea and the London Metropolitan Police have released statements saying they will be investigating the incident.Sterling released a statement on Instagram condemning the abuse on Sunday.Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…According to Sky Sports, the English Football Association has now released a statement that read: “We take all allegations of discrimination extremely seriously and will work with the clubs and the relevant authorities to ensure this matter is dealt with appropriately.“We strongly condemn all forms of discrimination and encourage all fans and participants who believe that they have been the subject of, or witness to, discriminatory abuse to report it through the appropriate channels: The FA, our County FAs or our partners Kick It Out.”
County Supervisors host public meeting for input on use of SANDAG TransnetCounty Supervisors host public meeting for input on use of SANDAG Transnet
September 17, 2019September 17, 2019
July 11, 2019 County Supervisors host public meeting for input on use of SANDAG Transnet funds Posted: July 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Are you OK with SANDAG taking taxpayer money, already designated to improve highways and roads, and using it to improve public transportation instead?Friday, County Supervisors will be hosting a meeting to let the public give their input on SANDAG Transnet funds.District 5 County Supervisor Jim Desmond told us all about it. Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter
September 3, 2019September 3, 2019
Barack Obama. Photo: ReutersFormer president Barack Obama warned Thursday against approving a Republican bill that would repeal his signature health care reform law unless the measure improves coverage for Americans.”We should start from the baseline that any changes will make our health care system better, not worse for hardworking Americans. That should always be our priority,” Obama said in a statement on the seventh anniversary of his signing “Obamacare” into law.Obama weighed in on the big debate of the day in Washington as the House of Republicans prepared for a high-stakes, too-close-to-call vote on a new health care plan backed by President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly dismissed Obamacare as disastrous.But in doing away with the Obama law, the Trump plan would cause an estimated 14 million people to lose their health care insurance by next year, according to an assessment by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.
September 1, 2019September 1, 2019
‘Avengers: Endgame’ Director Explains Thanos’ Faceoff With Captain America‘Marvels’ Expands Marvel’s Podcast Universe Stay on target Marvel is going Freeform. Or rather, to Freeform with Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger and its found its two leads.The company announced Monday that Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph will be playing Tandy Bowen (Dagger) and Tyrone Johnson (Cloak) respectively.Holt is best known for her work on the Disney Channel and Disney XD in shows like Kickin’ It and I Didn’t Do It. Joseph, a relative newcomer, recently starred in The Night Of.“Marvel is delighted to have found our Cloak and Dagger,” Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television said in a press release. “Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph encompass the true essence of the characters, and we are excited for the audience to see them in these roles.”For the uninitiated, Cloak and Dagger are a Marvel superhero duo that encompasses the abilities of light and dark. Cloak can become intangible and can transport himself and others through a dark dimension. Dagger can create pointed projectiles of light and can also use that light for healing.The two are known as runaways who met when they were teenagers and developed a strong bond before they even gained their powers, so the light and dark metaphor covers a lot of ground. Depending on which comic you’re talking about, they either got their powers from an experimental drug, or they had them all along, or it was a demon.Cloak and Dagger (2010) #1 Courtesy MarvelThe official synopsis for the show will keep the bulk of this origin, specifically when it comes to the characters’ back stories and personalities. Tandy once came from a privileged family but ran away after a storm destroyed her life. Tyrone is described as somebody who “wanted nothing more than to prove he was fearless. But when everything he held close was taken away, life taught Tyrone to be afraid.”“The characters of Tandy and Tyrone have always stood out to me ever since I first met them in the pages of Marvel comics when I was a boy,” said showrunner Joe Pokaski. “When Olivia and Aubrey read for the roles, these characters leapt off the page. We’re so excited to see what these talented young actors bring to the Marvel Universe.”The Cloak & Dagger series has been moving slowly since it was greenlit last April. Although, according to Deadline, the idea for a Cloak and Dagger show has been in the works for five years. Since then, there’s been little news from the production.
August 27, 2019August 27, 2019
Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more Related Content Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more March 9, 2009 – Ziosoft’s new monthly subscription program for its Ziostation software will allow facilities to utilize Ziosoft’s thin-client system immediately without a capital investment.In addition to the monthly subscription fee program, the company will also offer flexible purchasing plans tailored to customers’ needs.Ziostation advanced visualization software reconstructs large image data sets acquired from CT and MR systems into interactive 3D images over a unified thin-client configuration, allowing physicians to interact with these images for a more efficient and accurate diagnosis. Three-dimensional advanced visualization become a valuable tool across the enterprise. Facilities that have been waiting to purchase 3D analysis software until budgets permit, will now have immediate access to these valuable imaging tools with the new Ziosoft subscription fee option.For more information: www.ziosoftinc.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Technology | March 09, 2009 Ziosoft Introduces Subscription Program for Advanced Visualization Software
MountainView Offers 188M Ginnie Mae Servicing PortfolioMountainView Offers 188M Ginnie Mae Servicing Portfolio
August 15, 2019August 15, 2019
in Secondary Market, Servicing MountainView Offers $188M Ginnie Mae Servicing Portfolio FHA Fixed-Rate Mortgage Ginnie Mae Investors Lenders & Servicers MountainView Service Providers 2011-06-14 Ryan Schuette June 14, 2011 534 Views MountainView Servicing Group, a subsidiary of “”MountainView Capital Holdings””:http://www.mvch.com, announced Monday that it will serve as the exclusive advisor for a $188 million “”Ginnie Mae””:http://www.ginniemae.gov servicing portfolio.[IMAGE]The portfolio is comprised entirely of fixed-rate mortgage loans, 98.1 percent of which are Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans, with 99.9 percent retail origination and a weighted average interest rate of 5.95 percent.By buying the servicing package, the buyer will obtain exclusive rights to service $188 million in mortgage loans for Ginnie Mae. [COLUMN_BREAK]””It is an attractive asset,”” according to Matt Maurer, VP of sales for MountainView. “”We’re a relationship-driven company. People look to us when they’re into buying and selling servicing rights.””Maurer said that the servicing group will accept bids until noon EST on Friday, June 17. The seller prefers a July 29 sale date and maintains a flexible transfer date.Most offerings that MountainView helps to facilitate fall into four categories, Maurer explained, including labels for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, and private buyers and sellers. MountainView Servicing Group has marketed and sold over $30 billion and $75 billion in mortgage servicing rights over the past 10 years. It supplies advisory services that value, sale, and help manage mortgage servicing rights. Clients include commercial banks, credit unions, mortgage companies, and thrifts.Based in Colorado, its parent company, MountainView Capital Holdings, makes services available that include asset management, valuation, and risk management for companies with a clientele in mortgage and fixed-income capital markets. Share
August 12, 2019August 12, 2019
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August 11, 2019August 11, 2019
What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expected to sign former KC QB Brodie Croyle later today. J. Skelton (ankle) and M. Hall (shoulder) are hurt.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet ReplyKent Somerskentsomers Croyle was a 3rd round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2006 out of Alabama, but has not found much success in the NFL.The 28-year-old has started 10 games in his career, but has completed just 56.7 percent of his passes in tallying 1,669 yards and eight touchdowns. While the Cardinals are giving Croyle a chance to show his stuff, chances are he will not be kept around once Skelton and/or Hall get healthy. It’s that time in training camp where injuries start to catch up to a team, and the Arizona Cardinals are no exception. The latest position of need is quarterback, where both John Skelton and Max Hall are nursing injuries. And, since the Cardinals don’t want to force Kevin Kolb and Richard Bartel to wear out their arms throwing every single pass, another player will be brought in. Comments Share Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away