a month agoRochdale midfielder Rathbone excited to face former club Man Utd

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Rochdale midfielder Rathbone excited to face former club Man Utdby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRochdale midfielder Oliver Rathbone is looking forward to facing his former club Manchester United in the Carabao Cup third-round on Wednesday.22-year-old Rochdale was part of the United academy until leaving for the Dale in 2016.”It’d be incredible,” said the midfielder. “It’s always been my dream to play at Old Trafford and I spent lots of years at the club aiming to do that – that was always the end goal.””My path has taken me on a different route, which has been a great learning curve, so to come back and play with this team would be very special.” last_img read more

Worn Out Wednesday – Dallas Star’s Tyler Seguin

first_img Editors’ Recommendations A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites Today we speak to Dallas Star’s hockey player, Tyler Seguin.My roots are Canadian but currently my time is split between Toronto in the off-season and Dallas, Texas where I play for the Dallas Stars. You could say hockey is in my DNA considering my whole family plays or has played. The passion I feel for the game started at a young age and never stops growing. My dream as a kid was to be play in the NHL and that came true at 18 when the Boston Bruins drafted me. My rookie year was surreal because we won the Stanley Cup and I was only nineteen. Next stop was the Dallas Stars two years ago. Dallas is a special city and the fans are great. My focus off-season is to keep working as hard as I can to be ready for next season and to have another Stanley Cup win.Fashion became a bit of a hobby for me over the years. I have an appreciation for anything that has a distinct design aesthetic from cars to the perfectly tailored suit. I have an ever-growing collection of watches, cufflinks, and there are also a few cars in my garage. There is a tradition in hockey of the players dressing for games in suits. Having to sort out suits for the games really opened doors for me to experiment with my own personal style. I have developed knack for selecting shirts, ties, and shoes that express my personal style.My off-season is my time to chill, hang with my family/friends and fit in plenty of fishing, golf, and travel. I recently had the chance to collaborate on designing my own limited edition snapbacks that are currently a staple in my summer wardrobe. They will be available one my website soon.As for my personal style:Jeans:My current favorites are Hugo Boss’ Hugo Red Collection Slim FitShirts:Dress:PradaCasual: James Perse – V necks and Sueded Jersey PoloATM by Anthony Thomas Melillo – Basic T-shirts and hoodiesPants:I mix it up on pants from a few places but in the current rotation  are Rag and Bone, standard issue.Suits:My suit closet is full but two that stand out recently are Calvin Klein Collection Crosby Slim Fit and Lanvin two-button.Shoes:Favorite sneakers right now – Common Projects but I have a substantial sneaker collection that seems to keep just growing.Dress shoes: right now my go tos are Louis VuittonAccessories:Watches – BreitlingJewelry – David YurmanHat – My own custom TS snapbacksOuterwear:Belstaff – Tech JacketFavorite Cologne:Usually none but sometimes – Vetiver 46 – Le LaboYour favorite App:SnapChat but always changingFavorite piece of technology:Sennheiser RS 220 wireless headphonesNext tech purchase:BeoPlay A2 speaker by B&O for traveling.Photo courtesy of Nino Munoz. 12 Classic Sci-Fi Novels Everyone Who Likes Reading Should Read Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion last_img read more

SDMC to conduct mega PTM in primary schools

first_imgNew Delhi: The South Delhi Municipal Corporation will conduct mega Parent Teacher Meeting in all of its 581 primary schools on Sunday, with the aim of getting parents’ feedback on the education their children are receiving.The PTM will focus on issues like welfare schemes by the government, the POCSO Act, water conservation, vector-borne diseases, and CPR training. SDMC, in a statement, said that the meeting will be held between 9 am to 12 am in first shift schools and between 2 to 5 pm in second shift schools. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderNandini Sharma, Chairperson of the SDMC Education Committee on Tuesday met with the principals of all the primary schools to brief them about the objectives of the PTM and bring them up to speed on issues to be taken up for interaction during the said meetings. The municipality said that it will be an opportunity for both parents and teachers to know about improvement in students’ knowledge, progress in character building, and children’s interests in various co-curricular activities. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsSDMC Mayor, Sunita Kangra said that the municipality is going to focus on the overall development of the students as strong, conscious, and healthy children; so that they can, in the future, contribute to making the country strong and self-reliant. She added that the parents will be informed about ways to prevent child sexual abuse among students through teaching their children about the ideas of “good touch and bad touch”. Sharma said that parents will be asked to express their views on the development of intelligence in their children. “The SDMC is keen to enrich the interest of students in learning on the basis of feedback received from parents apart from bringing improvement in the quality of education,” she added. SDMC bans plastic bottles in meetings Meanwhile, the SDMC, in its Standing Committee meeting, has decided that the municipality has banned the use of plastic bottles in all of its meetings and official gatherings. Officials will now have to drink to water from paper glasses and dispensers, provided in these gatherings. The move is expected to save the municipality around Rs 22,000 per month. SDMC official made it clear that dispensers and paper glasses will also be available in SDMC house meetings, departmental and committees meetings. The similar arrangements will also be made soon at all zonal levels.last_img read more

DND ombudsman urges more health support for Canadian Rangers in the North

first_imgOTTAWA – The Defence Department ombudsman says the military should be doing more to provide health support for the Canadian Rangers who patrol vast stretches of the North.In his latest report, ombudsman Gary Walbourne says many Rangers aren’t even aware of their health care entitlements and often fail to report injuries or illness.The report also says mental health services for the Rangers need to be beefed up.The 5,000 Rangers are part-time reservists recruited from northern communities who conduct sovereignty patrols and generally keep an eye on isolated areas.The ombudsman’s report says the military should make it clear to Rangers what health services are available and how to access them.Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says he has instructed the Canadian Forces to work with the ombudsman to address the report’s recommendations.“The Canadian Army is already looking at ways to remove barriers, and improve the support and care for the Canadian Rangers,” Sajjan said in a statement.Walbourne said the rules around health issues need to be clear and said the Forces should work with the Rangers to identify their needs and find a way to deliver services.“We found that many Canadian Rangers we interviewed were unaware of their health care entitlements and assumed they would be taken care of by the Canadian Armed Forces,” the report said.“This includes Veteran Affairs benefits as well, which 89 per cent of respondents who were injured on duty did not submit a claim for. It is vital that Canadian Rangers are aware of the benefits entitled to them if they experience a service-related illness or injury.”They may also be reluctant to report problems.“Several reasons were cited for this including: underestimating the severity of the injury, fearing removal from a particular activity, fearing long-term career implications and finding health care through other sources,” the report said. “As access to entitlements may require proof of a service relationship, the implications of failing to track illnesses and injuries are evident.The report pointed out that Rangers live in over 200 small and isolated communities, many of them accessible only by air. In some, doctors fly in only once a month and Rangers who need medical attention are not always seen.last_img read more

Cenovus agrees to sell Saskatchewan enhanced oil recovery assets to Whitecap

first_imgCALGARY – Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE) says it is selling its majority stake in a Saskatchewan enhanced-oil recovery project to Calgary-based Whitecap Resources Inc. (TSX:WCP) for $940 million.The deal is the last on a list of four asset sales the major oilsands producer vowed to complete to help pay for its $17.7-billion acquisition of most of the Canadian assets of Houston-based ConocoPhillips earlier this year.It has previously agreed to sell its Palliser assets in southeastern Alberta to Torxen Energy and Schlumberger for $1.3 billion, its Suffield operations in southern Alberta to International Petroleum Corporation for $512 million and its Pelican Lake heavy oil assets in northern Alberta for $975 million to Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ).Incoming Cenovus CEO Alex Pourbaix says in a statement that the sale will allow the Calgary company to retire the entire $3.6-billion bridge facility associated with the ConocoPhillips purchase before year-end.Cenovus has said it will identify other assets for sale this year to take the total raised to between $4 billion and $5 billion.In a separate release, Whitecap says the purchase of Cenovus’s 62 per cent interest in the Weyburn, Sask., project will boost its overall production in 2018 by about 25 per cent to about 74,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.The Weyburn project has been in operation since 1954. Cenovus began injecting carbon dioxide into its oil-producing underground formations in 2000 to enhance oil production and extend the life of the field.last_img read more

Will Morocco Be a Future Gas and Oil Giant

Fez – Over the past two years, there has been an increasing and unprecedented interest from oil and gas companies around the world in engaging in exploration for oil and gas in Morocco.Global major oil and gas giants such as BP, Chevron, Kosmos, and Cairn have all targeted Morocco’s potentially significant offshore resources.Currently, there are 34 companies operating in Morocco in the framework of 131 offshore and onshore exploration permits, in addition to five reconnaissance licenses and nine exploitation concessions. There appears to be good potential that the money that is being spent by both the Moroccan government and the hydrocarbon companies will pay off.In a statement posted on its website on May 15, Dennis Sharp, the chairman of Longreach Oil & Gas said that the company has made a “substantial” gas discovery in the Sidi Mokhtar basin near Essaouira. “These are very promising exploration results from our second Moroccan well, which adds vital, new technical evidence to our growing understanding of the large resource potential in the Kechoula structure,” he noted. “Most importantly, our Kamar-1 well did not encounter any bottom water, which is excellent news for Longreach shareholders and our Moroccan partners,” he continued.According to the Moroccan daily Aujourd’hui le Maroc, China, which is closely following the great rush on oil and gas in Morocco speaks of natural gas reserves estimated at 292 billion cubic meters. These reserves could reach 776 billion cubic meters.On Friday, the National Office of hydrocarbons and mining (ONHYM) confirmed that encouraging gas indications were found in Sidi Mokhtar (Essaouira province) as part of an oil test drill carried out by the Longreach Oil & Gas Ltd company.“These indications are encouraging signs to continue the zone’s exploration through 3D seismic acquisition and the drilling of other wells,” ONHYM added.During the opening session of the Morocco Oil and Gas summit, which took place in Marrakech on May 7-8, the head of the ONHYM, Amina Benkhadra, was optimistic about the prospects of oil and gas in Morocco.In spite of the optimism expressed both by Moroccan officials and the chairman of Longreach Oil & Gas, Moroccans are skeptical regarding the possibility that their country sits on a consequential reserve of oil and gas. In the past, there have been instances when overoptimistic statements were made about the discovery of oil and gas in Morocco only for the Moroccan people to learn later that the statements were based on inaccurate data.For example, Moroccans still remember the case of Talsint, in eastern Morocco, when in August 2000 the Moroccan government announced the discovery of oil in the Talsint region. Just a few weeks later, the government reversed its assessment and said that such an announcement was inaccurate.Nevertheless, as previously reported by MWN, Morocco is still believed to have the world’s sixth largest reserves of oil shale in the world.Edited by Elisabeth Myers© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

George Weston reports fourthquarter profit and sales up from year ago

The Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:WN) TORONTO — George Weston Ltd. reported its fourth-quarter profit rose compared with year ago as its sales edged higher.The company says it earned $271 million attributable to its common shareholders or $1.86 per diluted share for the quarter ended Dec. 31.That compared with a profit of $34 million or 27 cents per share in the same period a year earlier, when it had fewer shares outstanding.Sales totalled $11.72 billion, up from $11.40 billion a year earlier.On an adjusted basis, George Weston says it earned $1.59 per share for its most recent quarter, down from $1.76 per share a year earlier due to the increase in the number of shares in the most recent quarter.The average analyst estimate had been for a profit of $1.57 per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.“Having successfully completed the spin-out of Choice Properties, George Weston has transformed into a more balanced and diversified company, with three strong and well-positioned pillars in retail, food and real estate,” said Galen G. Weston, chairman and chief executive in a statement. read more

Lack of access hampering aid efforts in Afghanistan UN official warns

7 August 2009While much of the current international attention is on the upcoming elections in Afghanistan, there are a number of humanitarian issues still facing the country, a senior United Nations official stressed today, adding that lack of access is a major impediment to aid efforts. “The main issue that we are confronting right now as the humanitarian community is that we cannot get access to large parts of the country,” Robert Watkins, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, told a news conference in Geneva. Mr. Watkins, who also serves as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan responsible for relief, recovery and reconstruction, said about 58 per cent of the country has been deemed as medium, to high, to extremely high risk due to security incidents related to the ongoing insurgency. “That doesn’t mean that we cannot get some kind of access there, but it is extremely difficult,” he said, adding that the UN has increasingly had to turn to third parties to undertake the delivery of aid in hard-to-reach areas. UN agencies, along with their governmental and non-governmental partners, are trying to assist millions around the country made vulnerable by natural disasters, lack of access to basic social services, increasing food insecurity and the ongoing conflict. Their efforts have also been hampered by a rise in attacks against aid workers and organizations, with at least four security incidents targeting them in June alone. The UN and its partners have appealed for $648 million to help meet the needs of the most vulnerable in Afghanistan, where 42 per cent of the population lives on less than $1 per day. Some 68 per cent of the appeal has been funded to date. The fledgling democracy is gearing up for presidential and provincial council elections, scheduled to be held on 20 August, and Mr. Watkins voiced concern that the “great” humanitarian needs may be overshadowed by the international focus on the upcoming polls. “We’re seeing so much attention going [to] the elections that I think some of our donors are losing sight of the importance of humanitarian issues which are still very much in the forefront in Afghanistan, which is a very underdeveloped country,” he stated. read more

Ban outraged by horrendous and coldblooded attack on French magazine

“I am appalled and deeply shocked by the attack against Charlie Hebdo in Paris this morning,” Mr. Ban said. “This act of violence can in no way be justified. This is an attack against freedom of expression and freedom of the press – the two pillars of democracy.” According to media reports, masked gunmen opened fire with assault rifles in the office of Charlie Hebdo in central Paris, reportedly killing four of the magazine’s cartoonists and its editor. The unidentified gunmen were reported to have then fled the scene, exchanging shots with police in the street, killing two officers.In remarks delivered during a New Year visit to the UN Correspondents Association, the Secretary-General extended his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, stressed his solidarity with the Government and people of France and said he trusted the French authorities to do all in their power to bring the perpetrators to justice quickly. “This horrific attack is meant to divide. We must not fall into that trap,” he said. “This is a moment for solidarity. Around the world, we must stand strong for freedom of expression and tolerance and stand against forces of division and hate.” Mr. Ban’s comments were echoed by other senior officials from across the Organization, with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, also speaking out against what he described as an “appalling and ruthless attack,” while underlining the importance of arresting and punishing those responsible and refraining from attaching blame to any wider group.“If this attack is allowed to feed discrimination and prejudice, it will be playing straight into the hands of extremists whose clear aim is to divide religions and societies. With xenophobia and anti-migrant sentiments already on the rise in Europe, I am very concerned that this awful, calculated act will be exploited by extremists of all sorts.”He stressed that freedom of expression and opinion are cornerstones of any democratic society and said those trying to divide communities on grounds of religion, ethnicity or any other reason must not be allowed to succeed.Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), also said she was horrified by the “attack against the media and against freedom of expression.” Ms. Bokova’s statement said she was horrified by the incident, which was more than a “personal tragedy” and which provided more motivation to bring the perpetrators to justice.“UNESCO is more determined than ever to protect the free and independent press,” she said. “The international community cannot let extremists sow terror and prevent the free flow of opinions and ideas.”Later in the day, UNESCO announced that it had lowered the flag to half-mast at its Paris headquarters in solidarity with France, and in respect for those killed and injured. Mr. Bokova paid homage to the 12 victims of the “savage attack,” including four renowned cartoonists, Georges Wolinski, Jean Cabut (Cabu), Bernard Verlhac (Tignous) and Stephane Charbonnier (Charb). “Never before has one media outlet been so deliberately targeted and its staff decimated in an act of such extreme violence,” the Director-General said. “Today’s unprecedented and horrifying attack is a tragic reminder to us all that the right to freedom of expression is fragile, and that those who defend it may pay the ultimate price for doing so.” “At the same time, the spontaneous demonstrations that this appalling crime has provoked across France and around the world – the outpouring of sorrow and anger expressed by citizens from all faiths – also reveal that freedom of expression is a right that is cherished, and understood by all as being at the heart of healthy, functioning societies,” Ms. Bokova said.In a statement issued by the President of the General-Assembly, Sam Kutesa, he condemned the attack in the strongest terms, underlining the need for every effort to be made to ensure that journalists can do their work in a safe and enabling environment and that crimes against them are prosecuted. The members of the Security Council called the terrorist attack “barbaric and cowardly” and condemned the “intolerable” targeting of journalists and a newspaper in a press statement released following the attack. “The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed,” the statement said. read more

Is a serial hedge thief targeting gardens in south east England

first_imgTwo couples – one living in Kent, one 30 miles away in West Sussex – have woken to find their garden hedges stolen in recent days.Peter and Julie Vine from Wrotham in Kent had planted 127 shrubs on their property, costing them £1,300, in order to block out noise from the road.However, on the morning of August 20 they found that every one of them had been taken in the night.“To do a theft like that on a main road is just bizarre,” Mr Vine told the Kent Messenger.“We are right on the border of the A227 and I just cannot believe it – for someone to take 127 trees takes time.“You’ve got to pull them out, load them onto the back of something, and I have to ask what is the point of doing something like that.”Kent Police are making enquiries into the theft. In a separate incident, Anthony and Daphne Hawley from Copthorne in West Sussex lost a 30ft laurel hedge to thieves in the early hours of August 25.”We had about 25 laurels at the front of our garden,” Mr Hawley told the East Grinstead Courier. “They have only been planted for two years and they were about six foot high.”We woke up and everything was just gone. It must have happened overnight.”We never heard anything and when we checked our CCTV cameras they didn’t show anything either.”But the laurels are gone, you can see quite clearly where they have been dug up and you can also see tyre tracks on the road outside.”Whoever it was they must have needed a large truck, because 25 laurels certainly aren’t small things.”They probably cost about £25 each and now we are looking at needing to pay £750 to replace them.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Credit:Katherine Clementine / SWNS.com The missing hedgelast_img read more

Suspicious package found at University of Glasgow linked with London devices

first_img Image: PA Wire/PA Images 20 Comments Share15 Tweet Email 15,334 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 6th 2019, 5:30 PM Wednesday 6 Mar 2019, 10:20 PM By Cónal Thomas https://jrnl.ie/4527332 Updated Mar 6th 2019, 10:20 PM A SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE discovered at the University of Glasgow this afternoon has been linked to three explosive devices found at three London transport centres yesterday, police have said. Several buildings on the Scottish university’s campus, including the mailroom, were evacuated “as a precautionary measure” after the package was found this afternoon.Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson of Police Scotland has said “the package was not opened and no one was injured”. Bomb-disposal experts later performed a controlled explosion on the item, police have said. Commander Clarke Jarrett from the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command has said that “due to similarities in the package, its markings and the type of device that was recovered in Glasgow, we are treating it as being linked to the three packages we’re investigating in London”. “We are working very closely with our colleagues from Police Scotland and both investigations are being run in tandem”. “We continue to pursue a number of lines of enquiry and one such line is the possibility that the packages have come from Ireland. However, we are still keeping an open mind with regards who may be responsible and any possible motivation”. Met police yesterday launched a terrorism investigation after three small explosive devices were reported at a building near Heathrow Airport, London City Aviation House and the mail room of Waterloo station in London city centre. The packages – all A4-sized white postal bags containing yellow Jiffy bags – were assessed by specialist officers and found to be small improvised explosive devices.The devices, at the early stage of the investigation, appeared capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened.Gardaí confirmed to TheJournal.ie yesterday evening that they were helping the Met Police with their investigations.Dean Haydon, Britain’s senior national coordinator for counter-terrorism policing, has said that no sender had been identified and that no group had claimed responsibility.“We are talking to our Irish counterparts but at the moment there’s nothing to indicate motivation of the sender or ideology, so I cannot confirm at the moment if it’s connected to any Ireland-related terrorist groups”. With reporting from Associated Press Suspicious package found at University of Glasgow linked with London devices Bomb-disposal experts performed a controlled explosion on the item this afternoon. Image: PA Wire/PA Imageslast_img read more

I felt intense pressure before I did my TEDx talk but Im

first_img 18,568 Views By Tony Duffin Sep 7th 2019, 9:30 AM Saturday 7 Sep 2019, 9:30 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share your TEDx YouTube video across social media platforms. Not once, but ongoing and widelyAdd a link to your TEDx YouTube video to your bio on your various social media platformsAdd a link to your TEDx YouTube video to your email signature, so friends and colleagues will know about your talkWrite about your TEDx talk – write an online article or opinion piece (like the one you’re currently reading)Tell people about it at every opportunityShare your fellow TEDx speakers’ presentations – people do reciprocate. DIT chose over a dozen interesting speakers covering a wide range of stimulating topics. The speakers included Aine Mulloy, Alannah Murray, Andrea Horan, Emma Loughney, Ian Kiely, Liam Donohoe, Luca Longo, Nicki Hoyne, Norah Casey, Sarah Joyce, Shane Finn, Simon Scriver and Una Begley.When you decide to do a TEDx talk, you do so because you have a message to share, a story to tell and a desire to tell it. You’re so passionate about the topic you want everyone to see the video and think about the message you’re giving.You don’t have to be famous to do a TEDx talk, but it helps people find and view the talk. If you have not got that kind of public profile you just have to work hard to promote the video once it’s posted online. Remember, promote your TEDx talk widely and often.Finally, if you’re thinking about it, I’d encourage you to look online for a locally organised TEDx event and apply – you won’t regret it! Tony Duffin is the CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project Share3 Tweet Email3 I felt intense pressure before I did my TEDx talk – but I’m very glad I did it. Here’s what I learned I delivered my talk with my legs shaking – but I managed it in one take, writes Tony Duffin. Tony Duffin CEO of the Ana Liffey Drug Project https://jrnl.ie/4796351 Short URL Source: TEDx Talks/YouTubeI was relieved, and buzzing, that it was now done. I wondered how it came across and looked forward to seeing the final edit. However, doing the TEDx talk was only the beginning. I was to find that the hardest part of doing a TEDx talk is promoting it once it’s online – TEDx videos are hosted on ted.com and on Youtube. If, like me, your talk is niche and you don’t have a public profile to speak of, then it’s going to be difficult for people to know about your video. So, what can you do?Here’s a number of activities that I have found useful to promote my TEDx talk: IF YOU HAVE ever wondered, as I did, what ‘TED’ stands for – it’s ‘Technology, Entertainment and Design’; and the ‘x’ in TEDx indicates that the talk is independently organised.A TEDx is different to a TED – in that a TEDx has a more local focus whilst a TED has an international focus. It is this focus on the local ideas that has helped TEDx to grow in popularity.I found this out when I was applying to give a TEDx talk as part of a Dublin Institute of Technology organised TEDx event.Broadly speaking, the TEDx format requires the presenter to share an interesting idea; by giving a talk that is ideally somewhere between 8 and 16 minutes in length; whilst standing on a red rug to stop you pacing up and down; and ideally with little or no presenter aids.There’s a tried and tested format for each talk – which the organisers train each speaker in. Nothing is left to chance and to me it seemed the only unknown was the nerve of the presenter on the day.TEDx events are organised locally, there is an application process and the organisers chose speakers with interesting Topics. There are great Irish TEDx events and talks, like the Mountjoy TEDx event, which includes Philly McMahon’s TEDx talk about supports that can prevent people from falling out of the system – I’d encourage you all to watch Philly’s talk.I applied to the Dublin Institute of Technology TEDx event, my proposed talk was accepted and I gave my talk entitled ‘Making the case for Supervised Injecting Facilities’ on 1st December 2017.I planned to do the talk in one take and hoping that I didn’t say ‘uhh’ the whole way through – which I have a tendency to do when trying to stay on track during a presentation.The talk was to be given in front of an audience of 250 people, with bright lights and cameras rolling. I had had plenty of experience of giving talks, but never felt pressure like this – to get it all done in the first take with no presentation aids.Why did I feel such pressure? Through my role as CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project I have had the opportunity to convey important messages to large groups of people – politicians, policy makers and many other stakeholders. However, this was different. I felt pressure because Ana Liffey had worked for over five years on advocating for a change to the law which would allow for the existence of Supervised Injecting Facilities in Ireland.I also felt personally and professionally passionate about the topic. I had to summarise the work of my team and all of our supporters into a short talk and make it interesting to a wider audience – many of whom don’t know what supervised injecting is and why it is important.I realised I was not the kind of person who could tell a detailed story to an audience – moving seamlessly from one point in a narrative to the next. I have a tendency to forget the next point and ramble a bit.So, how was I going to do a TEDx talk?I tried writing the presentation down and learning it all line-by-line, but that didn’t work for me and deep down I knew it wouldn’t. I talked to a respected colleague who knew the subject matter and who is a great public speaker themselves.We discussed the content of the presentation and through this discussion we fine-tuned the path of the narrative and the key learning to share. At that point I realised that there were key people associated to these learning points and that got me thinking – what if I tried to visualize those people and they would act as my points of reference to keep me on course and help me to tell the full story in one go. I was pleased when I found, with some practise, that it worked – I now had a strategy that could help me achieve my goal of giving my TEDx talk in one take.I practiced the talk over and over again – in my kitchen at home in the morning, on the walk to work, anywhere! Each time visualising the people who led me through different stages of the narrative. It was immensely helpful. I went back to my colleague and asked them to listen to the talk – which I was able to do in one go. I got feedback on the content and tweaked it.On the day of the TEDx Event, I heard the MC introduce me, I walked up and delivered the opening line, “Imagine Eddie, Eddie was nine years old when he first smoked heroin.” We had been taught that the first line was important to capture people’s attention and draw them into the talk. Eddie’s story certainly did that. The narrative of the talk goes on to explain how, with the help of others, our work at Ana Liffey Drug Project helped facilitate a change in the law to allow for the existence of Supervised Injecting Facilities in Ireland. Also, in the talk, I give practical advocacy strategies – like engaging with the media, creating meaningful partnerships and more.I delivered my talk with my legs shaking and my throat dry throughout; but, I did do it in one take. 8 Comments last_img read more

Distracted driver crashes rolls into a parked car

first_imgDistracted driver crashes, rolls into a parked car KUSI Newsroom, August 19, 2018 Posted: August 19, 2018 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) – One man is in the hospital tonight after driving recklessly in the College East area.The crash happened around 3:45PM Sunday, in the 54-hundred block of Reservoir Drive.The male driver of a Jeep was speeding southbound on Reservoir when he lost control and hit several electrical outlets, a large rock, and a parked car; flipping his car in the process.Samaritans nearby rushed to pull the driver out. The driver told witnesses he was distracted on his cell phone. Local authorities are investigating if drugs or alcohol were involved.The roads have since reopened. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Teen gets detention time for Lincoln crime spree

first_imgA 14-year-old boy was sentenced Monday to 17 to 36 weeks in detention for a vandalism spree in December and January that left several Lincoln neighborhood businesses with broken windows and other damage.Micah Black, a Lincoln resident, pleaded guilty Feb. 14 in Clark County Juvenile Court to burglary, second-degree malicious mischief and third-degree malicious mischief in exchange for fewer charges.He received 15 to 36 weeks of detention in a juvenile institution for the burglary, 30 days each for the malicious mischief convictions and credit for 65 days already served. He could be out of detention in less than 15 weeks if he exhibits good behavior, said Deputy Prosecutor Rick Olson.Juvenile Court Commissioner Dayann Liebman also required Black to serve 40 hours of community service and a year’s probation, and pay $200 in court fees and a not-yet-determined amount of restitution.The convictions relate specifically to a burglary at Latte Da Coffeehouse and Wine Bar at 205 E. 39th St., and vandalism at Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 W. 39th St., and Prima Bella Salon, 3905 N.W. Washington St. However, there were at least seven other victims and, most likely, more than that, Olsen said.last_img read more

OBITUARY Phyllis A Tabor Ulrickson 78

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Phyllis A. (Tabor) Ulrickson, age 78, of Dracut, formerly of Wilmington and Tewksbury, passed away on July 2, 2019, following a brief illness.Phyllis was born on August 27, 1940, in Lowell, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late Robert and Edna Tabor. Phyllis was raised in Tewsksbury and was a graduate of Tewksbury High School.Phyllis married her beloved husband Ronald Ulrickson; the couple moved to Wilmington where they raised their daughters. Phyllis was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother; she just adored her family.In 1985, Phyllis moved to the Newburyport area where she enjoyed Plum Island and loved going to the beach.Phyllis was known to be an “avid” sports fan; she looked forward to watching her Indy Car racing and was a huge NASCAR fan. Phyllis also followed all her favorite Boston Sports teams; she loved watching countless games with her family and friends.Phyllis was a wonderful lady who was very devoted to her family and friends; she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.Phyllis was the beloved wife of the late Ronald E. Ulrickson, devoted mother of Karen Estabrook and her husband Brian of Derry, NH, the late Laurie Levinger and Janis Ulrickson. Loving “Grammy” of Kaytlin Carter and her husband Chris, Melissa Estabrook and great-grandchildren Wyatt and Reese Carter. Cherished daughter of the late Robert and Edna (Smith) Tabor, dear sister of Robert Tabor and his wife Sandy of Tyngsboro and the late Carol McPhee. Phyllis is also survived by several nieces and nephews.At Phyllis’ request all services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA.Phyllis A. Ulrickson(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Phyllis (Lanzilli) Catalogna, 98In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 7, 2019)In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Raymond E. Piretti, Jr., 81In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Huge update provided on Rohit Sharmas injury with Indias World Cup squad

first_imgRohit Sharma missed an IPL match for the first time in 11 years after he was declared unfit for the game against Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday. He watched from the sidelines as Kieron Pollard took charge of the team and starred with the bat to edge out Kings XI by three wickets in a thriller at the Wankhede Stadium.However, with the World Cup squad all set to be announced next week, Indian cricket hold their breath and the selectors would be closely monitoring the extent of Rohit’s injury. Kieron Pollard, who was superb on the night, informed that he believed the Mumbai Indians’ skipper should be fit to take part in the next game. Rohit Sharma for Mumbai Indians.IANS”Rohit is the captain of the team and it was only a precautionary measure for the team. He should be back in the next game. I would gladly give it back to him and field at the boundary, while also thinking of what to contribute to the team,” Pollard said after the match.This should come as a massive relief for not only Mumbai Indians but also the Indian cricket team as a fit and firing Rohit at the top of the order is immensely important to India’s chances at the World Cup.Speaks about the tactics to promote himself Kieron PollardIANSSpeaking about his own innings, Pollard said that he promoted himself to number 4 position so that he could attack R Ashwin’s off-spin and although, it did not happen, he buckled down to win the game for his side.”I went up the order because I enjoy batting at Wankhede. Plan was to attack Ashwin as spin wasn’t doing great. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen but it was about staying calm,” Pollard added.Speaking about the effort with the ball, the skipper for the night said that the pitch was a great batting strip and hence, it became difficult to control stroke-makers.”Was a difficult pitch to bowl on and good to bat on, so we did well with the ball after the start they got. We did pull things back in the middle overs a bit but lost the plot at the end. Again, can’t be harsh on the bowlers. We finished on the right end of the result and thanks to God for that,” the West Indian, who was also the man of the match,” Pollard said.last_img read more

How NASA Astronauts Vote From Space

first_img Share NASANASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough during a spacewalk in January 2017. Kimbrough voted from space during the 2016 presidential election.For astronauts floating more than 200 miles above Earth, physically getting to the polls to vote is next to impossible. But thanks to a Texas law implemented in 1997, astronauts can cast their ballots from space.“Well it’s a very special place to be, first of all, for anything and especially to vote,” Shane Kimbrough, who voted from the International Space Station during the 2016 presidential election, told News 88.7. “It’s a right that we have here, and it was neat to exercise that right from such a unique vantage point and a unique place — and doing it while going 17,000 miles an hour. That’s kind of cool too.”Since the majority of astronauts live in Texas, state legislators passed a bill in 1997 that set up a procedure to allow those in space on Election Day to cast their vote from afar. That same year, David Wolf became the first American to vote from space while aboard the Russian Mir Space station.“For astronauts, the voting process starts a year before launch, when astronauts are able to select which elections (local/state/federal) that they want to participate in while in space,” NASA wrote in a post. Closer to election time, a secure electronic ballot is generated by the county clerk’s office where the astronaut resides ­— the Harris, Brazoria and Galveston County Clerk’s offices have all created electronic ballots for astronauts in the past.The rest is pretty straightforward: “The local folks [in Houston] sent me an encrypted, secure email with the ballot and then I just filled it out on board and sent it back down via email to the appropriate folks,” Kimbrough said. “And that’s how I voted.”last_img read more

PlayStation Mobile service available on October 3rd

first_imgSony has announced that their new mobile service, PlayStation Mobile, will be available on October 3rd.PlayStation Mobile was originally known as PlayStation Suite and has been talked about for a number of years now, but finally it’s becoming a reality and it’s Sony’s very own way of competing with the mobile gaming market. On launch of PS Mobile, 30 games will be available to download and play. Price range wise, the cheapest games will be around $0.63, a little cheaper than your average mobile app, with the premium games costing around $10.77. Those are converted Japanese prices, so most likely they will become $0.99 through $9.99 in the US.As for what the launch games will be, it seems there’s a mix of third-party games and some from across Sony’s own studios. The details of which are sure to be released as we get closer to launch day.To attract more developers to make games for PlayStation Mobile, a developer kit will be launching in November offering all the tools required to get on the store. Using the developer program will cost $99 a year, which which is comparable to what other app stores do.PS Mobile will be available for PlayStation Certified devices, which includes a growing range of non-Sony mobile devices and of course, the PS Vita. The latest companies to join the Certified program are Fujitsu and Sharp, meaning even more ways to play PS Mobile apps in the near future.With the launch of both PS Plus on PS Vita and PS Mobile just around the corner, Sony really is trying hard to make the Vita a much more desirable investment. Will it persuade you to pick one up this Christmas?via IGNlast_img read more

Inside the corridors of power

first_imgIndia’s 67th Independence Day celebration on 15 August, Discovery Channel presents viewers with an exclusive journey inside the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan. The program captures the story of Rashtrapati Bhavan from its conception to its completion and the changes undergone as the home of the President of India. Rashtrapati Bhavan, amongst the largest presidential estates of the world, Rahul Johri, senior vice president and general manager   said, ‘Discovery Channel is privileged to present the breathtaking splendour of the Rashtrapati Bhavan – the office and residence of the President of the largest democracy in the world. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’On the occasion of this Independence Day, we are delighted to take viewers inside the corridors of the presidential palace rarely seen on the Indian television.’Every element in Rashtrapati Bhavan has evolved over the past eight decades  the building has witnessed the transition from an Imperial occupation to being the head of the largest democracy in the world.The palatial residence is an extended expression of architect Edward Lutyen’s passion and finesse. From the most spectacular Ashoka Hall, to the Dwaraka Suite – this exclusive insight into the President’s House answers a spectrum of questions on what lies behind the high gates. The show premiers at 9 pm on 15 August.last_img read more