Reggae Girlz secure spot in second round of U-20 Championship

first_imgSAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic (CMC) – Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz have progressed to the knockout phase of the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship after a 4-1 win over El Salvador in their Group E fixture here on Monday.Jody Brown was quick out of the gates at the Estadio Panamericano, with goals in the second and 11th minutes that gave Jamaica a 2-0 lead.El Salvador fought back to make it a one-goal affair right before halftime, thanks to a score from Mara Rodriguez. But Jamaica’s class came to the fore in the second half, as goals from Lacey Murray and Chantelle paced them to the victory.The group’s other game saw Guatemala and Canada battle to a 0-0 draw.Guatemala put on an impressive defensive display in limiting the dangerous Canadian attack, thanks also in part to the heroics of goalkeeper Ashley Avalos.The day’s results leave both Jamaica and Canada on four points, while Guatemala have two points and El Salvador have zero.Action resumes in Group E today with Guatemala taking on El Salvador, while Canada square off against Jamaica.last_img read more

Manchester City star apologizes to referee

first_imgManchester City’s Raheem Sterling has issued an apology to referee Viktor Kassai after he won a comical penalty during the team’s 6-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.With the Premier League champions 1-0 up in the first half, Sterling burst into the area and tripped over as he tried to dig his foot under the ball to chip Andriy Pyatov in the Shakhtar goal.There was no player making any form of contact with the former Liverpool man, yet the experienced Kassai pointed to the spot.“I went to chip the ball and don’t know what happened. I didn’t feel contact. I scuffed the ball. Apologies to the ref,” Sterling said after the game, according to Reuters.Shakhtar Donetsk manager, Paulo Fonseca laughed when he was asked about the decision.“It is difficult to speak about a penalty after a result like that — but it’s ridiculous, that’s all I can say,” he said.Pep Guardiola, Raheem Sterling, Manchester CityGuardiola: Sterling must ignore Ronaldo & Messi comparisons Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola advised Raheem Sterling to ignore comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who he rates as incomparable.“Everyone saw it, but it is not because of the penalty we lost the game,” he added.Meanwhile, Man City boss Pep Guardiola agreed that the referee got it wrong and said the incident highlighted the need for the video assistant referee (VAR) system to be introduced.“We realised it wasn’t a penalty. We don’t like to score in that situation,” said Guardiola, who conceded Sterling could have told the referee at the time.“You know VAR and what it is — the referee must be helped because they don’t want to make mistakes.”“The game is so quick, so fast these days. It would take 10 seconds for somebody to say something to the referee,” he added.last_img read more

LIBRARY LINEUP Thomas Jefferson — The Foodie on February 4

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult EventsTwitter and Advanced Job Search with Twitter (limit 12) *RRMonday, February 4, 10 amIn this hands on class, we will examine Twitter as a networking tool, one with the powerful potential to enhance your job search. Create an account, learn the whys and hows of tweeting, when to retweet, follow and share all in the name of finding your next position. Taught by MassHire staff.Thomas Jefferson the Foodie*RRMonday, February 4, 2:30 pmThomas Jefferson is considered the most complex of America’s Founding Fathers.  His influence on the American system of government is well known, but what is not known is Jefferson’s influence on American Cuisine. Jefferson wrote that “all men are created equal…”but did not believe all wines were!” Learn how the man who gave America its ‘credo’ influenced its cuisine. A former faculty member of Salem State University’s History Department, Anthony Guerriero paints a unique picture of Thomas Jefferson.Cookin’ the Books *RRTuesday, February 5, 12 pmFeatured Cookbook: Myer + Chang at Home by Joanne ChangIf you love to cook and enjoy talking about food and sharing recipes then this group is for you. Pick up a copy of the cookbook (or find a recipe from the book online); register and record your recipe selection on the events calendar at Bring your dish to the meeting and enjoy sampling everyone’s dishes!Password Vaults and Other Browser Extensions *RRWednesday, February 6, 7 pmFireFox, Chrome, and now Edge are making use of browser extension (aka Plug-ins) to give you more options and security when you’re surfing the web. Join Technology Librarian, Brad McKenna, to learn how extensions can enhance your browsing experience.Feasting with your Instant Pot *RRThursday, February 7, 7 pmThe instant pot craze is here, are you onboard? For many of us, the instant pot is patiently waiting to be used. Whether yours is tucked away in a cupboard or still in the box, it’s time to take it out your electric pressure cooker and put it to use. Join chef Liz Barbour for a cooking class that will help take the mystery out of this amazing, time saving kitchen tool. Liz will demonstrate two recipes that you can recreate at home. Following her demonstration Liz will offer tasty samples for everyone to enjoy.LinkedIn Basics*RRMonday, February 11, 10 amLearn why LinkedIn is pivotal to your job search. Gain the attributes of a stronger LinkedIn profile. Master the skills of navigation needed for networking, interview prep, and researching your target industries and organizations. We’ll also talk about how the core competencies of your resume can be pulled directly from your LinkedIn account. Come with your questions, leave with confidence. This hands on class is taught by MassHire staff.Kids & Teen EventsWilmington Community PlaygroupMondays, February 4, 9:30 amAt this drop-in playgroup we will begin with a story and then play together!Led by the CTI Family Resource Network. Ages 1-5Introduction to Karate *RRWednesday, February 6, 3:45 pmInstructors from the Academy of Traditional Karate will teach an introductory class. Children will learn basic karate techniques, while developing character skills such as focus and respect. Grades K-5.Hands on Nature: Winter Hibernation *RRWednesday, February 6, 6:30 pmHow do your favorite animals spend the winter? Come find out, as we learn about hibernation and the amazing adaptations of animals in New England. Bring a stuffed animal and create a cozy little hibernation den to take home. Ages 4+LEGO BuildingThursday, February 7, 3:45 pmBuild a unique LEGO creation. Kindergarten+Drop-In StorytimeFriday, February 8, 10 amDrop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first-served basis. Ages 2-5 and one or more adultsR.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club *RRFriday, February 8, 3:45 pmRead, Eat and Discuss The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol. Pick up a copy at the library. Grades 4-5Drop-In Baby TimesSaturday, February 9, 9:30 amBabies and their caregivers will enjoy this fun storytime that includes rhymes, songs, books, scarves, shakers, bubbles and more. Infants through 24 monthsStories and Sweets*RRSaturday, February 9, 10:30 amStart your Saturday morning with great stories (and songs and rhymes) and a few sweet treats at this special family storytime. Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.Kids Kraft: Beaded Heart Window Hanger *RRSaturday, February 9, 2 pmMake this super cute heart window hanger sure to warm the hearts of those around you.   This craft is led by 3 Wilmington High School students.  Grades 1-5Pokémon Club *RRSaturday, February 9, 3 pmJoin other Pokémon lovers to play the game, trade cards and have fun! Grades 1+(NOTE: These weekly listings are submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library.)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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host 6-Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy TopicsIn “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: FREE Bach, Beethoven, & Brahams Concert On Sept. 12In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Storytime at Farmers Market on Aug. 4; Revere Beach Memories on Aug. 5In “Community”last_img read more

India implements Tk 14 billion projects in Bangladesh Shringla

first_imgHarsh Vardhan ShringlaIndian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Monday that the India has been implementing 63 projects worth around Tk 14 billion in Bangladesh at present. He said the project includes setting up water treatment plant, community centres, schools, orphanages and hostels which will contribute to improving the living and livelihood condition of the people.The Indian government has also completed a total 24 projects worth Tk. 1.1 billion in the last five years, he added.The high commissioner was visiting some of the development projects including the third floor of the Varendra Research Museum under Rajshahi University (RU) in Rajshahi. The floor was constructed at Tk 7.3 million provided by the Government of India. Harsh Vardhan said his government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Economic Relations Department of the Government of Bangladesh and the Rajshahi City Corporation for providing Tk 210 million for sustainable development of Rajshahi city in 2017.The works included reconstruction of infrastructure of Rajshahi Cultural Sangho, footpath along different roads, Padma Library building and conservation of water bodies and some temples.After visiting some of the development projects Harsh Vardhan said the works are in progress in a satisfactory manner.Fazley Hossain Badsha, MP, Assistant Indian High Commissioner Abhijit Chattopadhyay among others accompanied the high commissioner.last_img read more

CPB demands fresh polls under neutral govt

first_imgThe Communist Party of Bangladesh arranges a human chain protest at Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka on Thursday, 03 January, 2019. Photo: UNBThe Communist Party of Bangladesh on Thursday demanded holding fresh national election under a neutral government, reports UNB.“Cancel results of this unprecedentedly rigged election,” CPB leader Ruhin Hossain Prince said at a human chain protest at Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka.“Hold a free, fair and participatory election under a neutral government,” he said, reading out a prepared statement.Ruhin claimed that there had been many victims of post-election violence.“There is no atmosphere for holding a free and fair election under the incumbent government. This farcical election has proven it. Many people did not get the chance to exercise their voting rights,” he alleged.The ruling Awami League-led coalition won 96 percent seats in the 30 December polls.As the next course of action, CPB leader Ruhin said a daylong public hearing would be held at JPC on 11 January.last_img read more

15 militants killed in Afghanistan

first_imgAt least 15 Taliban militants were killed by the bodyguards of a district governor in Afghanistan’s Takhar province on Thursday morning, a government spokesperson said. “A group of armed Taliban fighters attacked the residence of Mullah Omar, the governor of Khwaja Ghar district, at around 5 a.m. on Thursday. The bodyguards of the district governor returned fire, leaving 15 attackers dead,” Xinhua quoted provincial government spokesperson Sunatullah Timor as saying.last_img

Boy dies while taking selfie with train

first_imgKolkata: A 15-year-old boy died after he was hit by a train while clicking a selfie with another moving train in West Bengal’s Purba Burdwan district, police said on Sunday. Biswajit Turi was clicking the selfie near Noadar Dhal station when he was hit by the train on Friday, an official said. He was taken to a hospital where he died.last_img

Eric Schmidt Talks Motorola Microsoft Immigration and NSA

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals This story originally appeared on CNBC Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is all fired up about Motorola’s launch of the Moto X smartphone, which he enthusiastically showed off during an interview at Sun Valley by using it to snap pictures of our camera set-up.”The new products are state-of-the-art on a level that’s indescribably good,” Schmidt told CNBC. “I really like them personally. The company uses them internally. Much faster and better integrated. We’ve very excited about this. Watch this space.”Schmidt was joined at Sun Valley by two newcomers to the event, Nikesh Arora, Google’s senior vice president and chief business officer, and Salar Kamangar, CEO of YouTube and senior vice president of video at Google. CEO Larry Page, who recently disclosed a chronic illness that affects his vocal cords and breathing, was absent.Despite Schmidt’s enthusiasm, Motorola is fighting an uphill battle against Samsung and Apple. But Schmidt smiled and said “winners in one generation may not be in another generation.””If you told me five years ago Samsung would be the number one smartphone vendor in Android and beaten Apple, I’d say probably not possible, and yet it’s true today,” he said. “It shows you that innovation is very much alive and well.”Schmidt also spoke about the innovation happening around the power of the cloud. “It’s not just the cloud. It’s the cloud and these devices, that are personal, very powerful, a new set of apps that make life better, help you, give you guidance — all with your permission of course.”While Schmidt was wary of commenting directly on Microsoft’s reorganization, announced Thursday, he said the changes reflect and industry-wide shift.”Every company is responding to the new architecture of cloud computing. We’re having great success with Google apps and docs in enterprise and Microsoft must be responding to that in some way,” Schmidt said.Related: Major Microsoft Shakeup Seeks to Revive Struggling Tech GiantAs to rising competition from Facebook, Yahoo and Twitter, as they improve their ad options, Schmidt said: “The funny thing about advertising is that it’s not a zero-sum game. … Historically, in the digital ad world, pie has gotten larger and it’s possible for everyone to win, and it’s perfectly possible that will continue to be true for quite some time.”Schmidt was eager to vent his frustrations about the immigration bill stalling on Capitol Hill. “The policy of America to deny visas to technically trained people in the U.S. and shipped to other countries, where they create companies that compete with America, has to be the stupidest policy of all the U.S. government policies,” Schmidt said. “It’s being held hostage by all these other issues.”The other topic Schmidt vented about was the National Security Agency’s Prism controversy.”We were upset because there was a statement made that somehow the NSA had special access inside Google, which was false,” Schmidt said. “We clearly stated that’s not the case.””We’ve also been upset as a company that we’re not allowed to talk in details about the nature of such requests (because of the Patriot Act),” he said. “If allowed to do that, people would have a much better understanding if that’s appropriate or not.”Related: Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook Deny Involvement in Government Spying Program 4 min read July 12, 2013last_img read more

IATA forecasts 10th year of profit for airlines in 2019

first_img Share Wednesday, December 12, 2018 IATA forecasts 10th year of profit for airlines in 2019 Posted by Tags: IATA, Statisticscenter_img Travelweek Group GENEVA — IATA is forecasting a decade in the black for airlines by the end of 2019, with the global airline industry achieving a net profit of $35.5 billion next year.This figure is slightly ahead of the $32.3 billion expected net profit in 2018, thanks to lower oil prices and solid, albeit slower, economic growth.As such, it’s expected that 2019 will be the tenth year of profit and the fifth consecutive year where airlines deliver a return on capital that exceeds the industry’s cost of capital.“We had expected that rising costs would weaken profitability in 2019. But the sharp fall in oil prices and solid GDP growth projections (3.1% in 2019) have provided a buffer,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO. “So we are cautiously optimistic that the run of solid value creation for investors will continue for at least another year.”Here are the projected numbers of 2019:The return on invested capital is expected to be 8.6% (unchanged from 2018)The margin on net post-tax profits is expected to be 4.0% (basically unchanged from 3.9% in 2018)Overall industry revenues are expected to reach $885 billion (+7.7% on $821 billion in 2018)Passenger numbers are expected to reach 4.59 billion up from 4.34 billion in 2018)Passenger traffic (RPKs) is expected to grow 6% in 2019, which will outpace the forecast capacity (ASKs) increase of 5.8%, and remains above the 20-year trend growth ratePassenger revenues, excluding ancillaries, are expected to reach $606 billion (up from $564 billion in 2018)Slower demand growth for passenger traffic (+6.0% in 2019, +6.5% in 2018)Average net profit per departing passenger of $7.75 ($7.45 in 2018)More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthAll regions, except Africa, are expected to report profits in 2018 and 2019. Carriers in North America continue to lead on financial performance, accounting for nearly half of the industry’s total profits.North American carriers are expected to deliver the strongest financial performance in 2019 with a $16.6 billion net profit (up from $14.7 billion in 2018). This represents a 6.0% net margin and a net profit of $16.77 per passenger, which is a marked improvement from just six years earlier. Net margin is up from 2018 (5.7%).Global connectivity and airfare prices are better than ever, with the number of unique city pairs served by airlines forecasted to grow to 21,332 in 2018 (up by 1,300 from 20,032 in 2017), and more than double 1998 levels. Meanwhile, the 2019 average return airfare (before surcharges and tax) is expected to be $324 (2018 dollars), which is 61% below 1998 levels after adjusting for inflation.More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughts“Air travel has never been such a good deal for consumers,” added de Juniac. “Not only are fares staying low, the options for travellers are expanding. Some 1,300 new direct links between cities were opened in 2018. And 250 million more journeys by air occurred in 2018 than in 2017.” << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more