Marathon magician Ekaterina Makarova downs Julia Goerges to win Citi Open

first_imgRussian Ekaterina Makarova turned on the marathon magic again to defeat Julia Goerges 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-0 and win the Citi Open in Washington DC on Sunday.Seventh seed Makarova came from a set behind for the third successive time to claim her first WTA title in more than three years and after being halted at the Citi semi-finals three times.”Every time when I was coming back, I was really enjoying (it) and dreaming to win this tournament and here it is,” Makarova told reporters.”I don’t have a coach this week with me but I have some great supporters. The crowd was just amazing and I heard a lot of Russians today (and) all tournament.”A twice grand slam semi-finalist, Makarova fended off seven aces from her fourth-seeded opponent and overcame seven double-faults.Battling to stay in the match, Makarova dominated the second set tie-break and then steamrolled Goerges to claim the title.Makarova’s road to the final included seeing off top seed Simona Halep who retired due to heat exhaustion in the third set of their quarter-final clash.last_img read more

Emerson: From Roma reserve to Chelsea’s first team?

first_imgTransfers From Roma reserve to Chelsea’s first team? Introducing Emerson Palmieri Mark Doyle Deputy Features Editor Last updated 1 year ago 06:40 1/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Emerson Roma Getty Images Transfers Chelsea Roma Serie A Premier League Opinion The Blues had hoped to sign Alex Sandro last summer but they have now signed his compatriot despite the fact that he has barely played in recent weeks “When I arrived at Roma,” Emerson Palmieri reminisced, “nobody knew who I was.” It could be a similar story for the Brazilian now that he has touched down in London to join Chelsea. Before the season began, the Blues had high hopes of signing Alex Sandro, Juventus’ rampaging left-back. Now, midway through the 2017-18 campaign, they have instead brought in Emerson, a reserve at Roma. Chelsea fans could, therefore, be forgiven for asking not only who Emerson is, but why their club has paid £17.5 million for a player who has featured just twice for the Giallorossi so far this season. 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 As with any story, though, context is key. Emerson only returned to full fitness in December, having been sidelined for six months with an anterior cruciate ligament injury. The reason why he has been used so sporadically in the interim is twofold. Firstly, Roma have been wisely reluctant to rush Emerson’s recovery. Secondly, Aleksandar Kolarov has been one of the stars of the Serie A season so far. Signing someone coming off the back of ACL damage is undeniably risky. Some players never truly recover. However, if Emerson can get back to his best, Chelsea will have a fine full-back on their hands. Indeed, the Santos-born defender was one of the revelations of the 2016-17 Serie A season. Little had been expected of him when he joined Roma on loan from Santos in the summer of 2015, given he was coming off the back of an unsuccessful season-long stay at Palermo. Emerson hadn’t even played regularly at Vila Belmiro, where he had been best known for having his head partially shaved by former team-mate Neymar as part of his initiation into the first-team squad, leaving him with random patches of hair.Even at Palermo, he had failed to make much of an impression. He featured just nine times for the Sicilian side yet former Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini saw something in Emerson that nobody else had.”I watched him a couple of times at Palermo and I liked the way he moved,” he revealed. “With his agent also having offered him to us on very good terms, I decided to sign him.” A quiet, unassuming character with a strong faith in God who avoids the glare of the public spotlight as much as he can, Emerson initially struggled to make an impression at the Stadio Olimpico but, when Lucas Digne left for Barcelona the following year, the Giallorossi opted to extend Emerson’s stay in the Italian capital for just €2 million.It proved a shrewd decision, with the doggedly determined Emerson forcing his way into Luciano Spalletti’s starting line-up, whether that was at the back or on the wing. He was even trusted at right-back on two occasions, underlining his impressive versatility.  However, after Alex Sandro, Emerson was arguably the best left-back in Serie A in 2016-17, proving an excellent outlet going forward, without ever neglecting his defensive duties.The 23-year-old created 30 chances in just 25 outings. By contrast, Marcos Alonso, with whom he’ll be competing for a starting berth at Stamford Bridge, created six fewer in the Premier League last season despite playing eight more games. However, whereas the arrival of Alex Sandro at Chelsea would have cast serious doubt on Alonso’s starting berth, it is unlikely that Emerson will usurp the Spaniard, at least not yet. Emerson is by no means the finished article, and certainly does not offer anything like the same goal threat. He didn’t net once during the 2016-17 campaign, and provided just one assist, but those stats did not do justice to his contribution to a season that ended with Roma finishing second.Emerson Roma Stats PSMany in the media had doubted the wisdom of Spalletti’s decision to put his faith in a man who had previously been Palermo’s second-choice full-back, so when the young Brazilian turned in a complete performance on the left wing in a 2-0 derby win over Lazio in December 2016, the former Roma boss took the opportunity to put the naysayers in their place.”Emerson had a really great game today,” Spalletti enthused. “Let’s see now what happens. Why not leave him be so that you can see what quality he has?”His plea did not fall on deaf ears and, by the season’s end, nobody in the press questioned Giampiero Ventura’s decision to include Emerson in an experimental Italy squad for a friendly against San Marino in June.Fate once again intervened, though, with the 23-year-old suffering his knee injury on the final day of the 2016-17 campaign, thus robbing him of his chance to make his international bow for his adopted nation (Emerson sports a tattoo on his arm in which the Brazilian flag merges with the Italian tricolour).The ligament damage also scuppered a proposed move to Juventus, who had been considering signing Emerson to replace the seemingly Chelsea-bound Alex Sandro. The Bianconeri stubbornly refused to let the latter leave and that stance will remain unchanged until the summer.As a result, Chelsea have realised what Juventus did last season: that while Emerson might not yet be Alex Sandro, he could be the next best thing.last_img read more

a month agoRice praises West Ham character for Aston Villa draw

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rice praises West Ham character for Aston Villa drawby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveDeclan Rice praised West Ham’s character for their 0-0 draw with Aston Villa.Rice says West Ham would have lost Monday’s goalless draw at Aston Villa last season, but instead the confidence and spirit in the squad enabled them to grind out a hard-earned point.He told whufc.com: “To be honest, I think we’re very happy with the point. We were a bit slow in the first half. We kept the ball well at times, but it was a bit too end-to-end and in the second half, when we went down to ten, we knew it was going to be tough because we know they’ve got some top players, but we dug in, defended really well and were still creating chances.“We weren’t just sat back. We were still trying to get the three points and I think we can be happy with our night’s work.”He added: “When we’re playing now, we’re playing with that confidence. We’re defending hard, we’re attacking hard and every player who puts on the shirt, we’re feeling confident to go out there and get the three points.” last_img read more

Augmentation du financement accordé aux centres de ressources familiales

first_imgLes parents et les enfants bénéficieront d’un soutien et d’un service de meilleure qualité dans leurs localités grâce à un investissement accru du gouvernement dans les centres de ressources familiales. La ministre des Services communautaires, Joanne Bernard, a annoncé aujourd’hui, 23 avril, une augmentation de 2 millions de dollars dans les fonds que le Province accorde aux centres. « Le gouvernement s’est engagé à fournir un meilleur soutien aux parents et aux enfants partout dans la province, souligne Mme Bernard. Cet investissement accru était attendu depuis longtemps et il sert en fait à reconnaître les nombreux professionnels et bénévoles qui travaillent fort et qui jouent un rôle clé dans la création de collectivités plus fortes et de familles en meilleure santé. » L’argent sera réparti de manière égale entre les 26 centres de ressources familiales, chacun recevant une augmentation annuelle de 75 000 $. Les 50 000 $ qui restent serviront à financer la formation et à accroître la capacité. « Un financement additionnel de 75 000 $ aura des répercussions importantes sur notre centre, de dire Roxanne Manning, directrice générale du Dartmouth Family Centre. Cette nouvelle somme d’argent améliorera considérablement notre capacité d’offrir des soutiens et des programmes de qualité aux familles de notre localité. » Les centres de ressources familiales offrent des programmes qui s’adressent aux parents, aux enfants et aux familles, tels que du soutien avant et après la naissance, des programmes d’aide au développement de l’enfant et des programmes de formation au rôle de parents. Les centres offrent généralement des services aux familles ayant des enfants de moins de six ans. « J’aime le fait que le centre offre une garderie et une salle de jeu avec beaucoup d’activités et de jeux qui conviennent à l’âge des enfants, de dire Amanda Purvis, une maman qui habite Dartmouth. Le personnel est incroyable et mes enfants aiment vraiment être ici, et le centre m’aide aussi avec des billets d’autobus et d’autres services dont je dépend maintenant. » Il s’agit de la première augmentation importante du financement des centres depuis dix ans. Le nouveau financement aidera le personnel à répondre à la gamme de plus en plus importante de problèmes qui assaillent les familles aujourd’hui, y compris la cyberintimidation. « En tant que mère, je comprends que le fait d’élever un enfant peut parfois nous faire sentir dépassés et tous les parents sont heureux d’avoir un peu d’aide supplémentaire, ajoute Mme Bernard. Quand on entre dans un de ces centres, on peut voir que les employés dévoués qui y travaillent se soucient réellement des enfants et des parents qui viennent au centre, et notre gouvernement est fier de soutenir le magnifique travail de ces employés. »last_img read more

Mountain biking challenge to mark Tenzing Norgays 105th birth anniv

first_imgDarjeeling: Anup Kumar Tokdar had visited his son in South Carolina, USA, four years ago. There he fell in love with cycling.On Tenzing Norgay’s 105th birth anniversary, 72-year-old Tokdar found himself being felicitated by the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI,) Darjeeling, for completing the 68 km long 1st Tenzing Norgay Mountain Biking Challenge. Along with him was 67-year -old Tapan Kumar Rai from Singur, Hoogly. Around 105 participants had taken part in this challenge. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess Durga”This is for the first time that this Mountain Biking Challenge is being organised. Participants from Nepal and other neighbouring countries participated along with the India. In future we want to make this into an annual calendar even and hope that the MTB Challenge become known globally and people from other parts of the world take part,” said Group Captain Jai Kishan, Principal, HMI. The 68-km long route was from HMI, Darjeeling, to Air Force Station, Bagora via Chatakpur and back. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersDevendra Kumar of Himachal Pradesh bagged the first prize having completed the race in 3 hours and 29 minutes. He received a cash award of Rs 75,000. The second prize was bagged by Vitthal Bhosley of Maharashtra who completed the race in 3 hours and 51 minutes. He was given a cash award of Rs. 50,000. Laxman Malla of Nepal stood third having completed the race in 3 hours 52 minutes. He was given a cash award of Rs. 25000. There female participants were also felicitated along with Tokdar and Rai. “I had taken to cycling from the USA, 4 years ago. It was for my health. Now I’m in love with the sport. It’s my passion. I have a hybrid bike at home in Kolkata. I cycle two hours everyday,” stated Topdar. It was lifetime experience for him. “I had never cycled on so difficult a terrain. A few cyclists were injured also,” stated the 72-year-old. However, he has plans to return next year and continue till health permits.For 67-year-old Rai it was his first ride on a Mountain Bike. “It was an excellent experience. I have been cycling since I was a kid and love it,” he added. Shanti Rai, a river rescuer and river guide (rafter) were also felicitated. Along with her Samantha Dong, the only certified female Land Rover driver from India was felicitated. A first day cover of Tenzing Norgay with a special cancellation was launched to mark the day by the Indian Postal Department and the Alpine Philatelic and Numismatic Society, Darjeeling. “My father had done the impossible. The day marks the 66th year of the conquest of Mount Everest. We hope that the HMI continues to commemorate the day for years to come,” stated Jamling tensing Norgay, son of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. People from all walks of life paid respect to the memorial of Tenzing Norgay in the HMI premises, the spot where he was cremated.last_img read more

French President Deems Moroccos Visit Successful in all Respects

Tangier – French President François Hollande on Sunday deemed his two-day official visit to Morocco, at the invitation of King Mohammed VI, as “successful in all respects.”The visit has been successful in all respects both for Morocco and France, especially as it comes after a difficult period, Holland said at a press conference following the visit of King Mohammed VI and French President to Tangier Med port complex.On this occasion, the French head of State expressed the hope that the two countries would cross new stages in bilateral partnership and reinforce their friendship. Economically, the French president said that French companies have reaffirmed their investment intentions in Morocco in new sectors, including aerospace, automotive, infrastructure, environment, sustainable cities, technologies, agriculture and food processing.Beyond the agreements signed between companies of both countries, many perspectives have emerged, he noted.This visit was an opportunity to review political issues, relating in particular to the situation in Africa to put the French-Moroccan relations in the service of the African continent, he said, adding that Moroccan and French companies are set to work together to boost exports and investment to promote the funding provided by the banking sector and the French Development Agency (AFD).The issues of security and terrorism were also at the menu of this visit, Holland said, voicing the willingness of both countries to further intensify their cooperation in this field.Tackling the French-Moroccan joint statement on cooperation in the field of training of imams, he stressed that this training should allow Islam teaching and show that France is “a country where the principles are laid and limits are set.”Stressing that this visit has once against highlighted the mutual trust between the two countries, he pointed out that “trust is demonstrated by the installation of French companies in Morocco where they develop more and more cooperation with their Moroccan peers. This is also demonstrated through the presence of a large French community of around 80,000 people who live in serenity and security in Morocco.”It also reflects through the possibility for Moroccans to live in France safely and in compliance with French rules and laws, he noted.“Moroccans should be proud of the development process in which the Kingdom is committed, which demonstrates that a country like Morocco can achieve growth, development and even set an example,” he noted.Hollande arrived, on Saturday in Tangiers, for a friendship and working visit to the Morocco at the invitation of King Mohammed VI. read more

In Philippines local responses to HIVAIDS epidemic boosted by UNbacked plan

The three-year programme launched in 2009 by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Philippine Government strengthens sustainable local HIV/AIDS responses by developing leadership capacities of local governments and establishing regional AIDS assistance teams.“UNDP wanted to be a little bit different and look at HIV in a holistic way, from a governance perspective, which is a real UNDP niche, and to look at leadership issues especially at the local level,” UNDP Country Director Renaud Myer said. “We also try to identify governors or mayors who take a stand on HIV publicly and then we go and provide them with direct assistance.”According to a 2010 report by UNAIDS, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, the Philippines is one of only seven countries worldwide reporting an increase of more than 25 per cent in new infections since 2001.“Local governments are in a better position to craft a more effective strategy because they know their area, they know how communities would handle this problem, and the kinds of vulnerabilities in their areas,” Under Secretary for Local Government at the Department of Interior Austere Panadero said.The executive director of the Philippine National AIDS Council Secretariat, Ferchito Avelino, noted that there had been a great improvement in the last two years in localizing the response to HIV and AIDS. 24 August 2011The United Nations is helping the Philippines tackle the mounting number of new HIV cases by putting local governments in the vanguard of the battle, mobilizing more than 1,000 officials and over 250 activists so far across 17 regions in the South-East Asian country. read more

Iraq Security Council extends oilforfood programme for five months

The programme authorizes Iraq to sell oil with a portion of the revenue used by the United Nations to buy food, medicine and other essentials to help Iraqi civilians affected by the 11-year old sanctions against the country. By the terms of the resolution, the Council decided to conduct a thorough review of all aspects of the implementation of this resolution 90 days after the entry into force and again prior to the end of the 150-day period. It expressed its intention to consider favourably renewal of the provisions of this resolution as appropriate, providing that provisions are being satisfactorily implemented. To this end, the Council requested the Secretary-General to provide a comprehensive report on the resolution’s implementation 90 days after the date of entry into force and again at least one week prior to the end of the 150-day period. The Council also decided that the effective deduction rate of the funds deposited in the escrow account to be transferred to the Compensation Fund in the 150 day period shall be 25 per cent, and further decided that “the additional funds resulting from this decision will be deposited into the account established under paragraph 8 (a) of resolution 986 (1995) to be used for strictly humanitarian project to address the needs of the most vulnerable groups in Iraq.” It expressed its intention to establish a mechanism to review, before the end of the 150-day period, the effective deduction rate in future phases, taking into account the key elements of the humanitarian needs of the Iraqi people. The Council requested Secretary-General Kofi Annan to continue to enhance as necessary the UN observation process in Iraq to provide assurance to the Council that the goods produced in accordance with this resolution are distributed equitably and that all authorized supplies, including dual usage items, are utilized for the purpose for which they have been authorized, including in the housing sector and related infrastructure development. The Council urged all States, and in particular the Government of Iraq, to provide their full cooperation in the effective implementation of this resolution, and called upon the Government of Iraq to take the remaining steps necessary to implement paragraph 27 of resolution 1284 (1999). That paragraph refers in part to timely and equitable distribution of humanitarian goods and full cooperation with the United Nations Office for Project Services mine-clearance programme in the three northern Governorates of Iraq.Meanwhile, the Office of the Iraq Programme announced today that as of the end of last week, approximately 1.77 billion euros ($2 billion) in uncommitted funds were available in the UN escrow account for Iraq for the purchase of humanitarian supplies, oil spare parts and equipment. An additional $10.6 billion worth of supplies, including $1 billion worth of oil spare parts and equipment, under already approved contracts, is in the production and delivery pipeline. Also over the past week, in what the Office hailed as a “groundbreaking move,” the Security Council committee monitoring the sanctions against Baghdad lifted from hold five telecommunications contracts worth over $18.6 million, including a single contract for nine digital exchange systems valued at $15.5 million. Also released from hold were two meteorological contracts, comprising an agro-meteorological weather observation system and a short-wave single-band radio station.Despite these developments, by the end of last week, the total value of contracts on hold was up by some $100 million, now standing at $3.3 billion, the Office reported.There have been no Iraqi petroleum exports since 4 June under the oil-for-food programme. read more

UN launches drive to highlight environmental cost of staying fashionable

The UN’s role in cleaning up the fashion industryIf we carry on with a business-as-usual approach, the greenhouse gas emissions from the industry are expected to rise by almost 50% by 2030 Elisa Tonda, Head of the Consumption and Production Unit at UN EnvironmentIn a bid to halt the fashion industry’s environmentally and socially destructive practices, and harness the catwalk as a driver to improve the world’s ecosystems, 10 different United Nations organizations established the UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion, launched during the 2019 UN Environment Assembly, which took place in Nairobi in March.Elisa Tonda, Head of the Consumption and Production Unit at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), one of the 10 UN bodies involved in the Alliance, explained the urgency behind its formation: “The global production of clothing and footwear generates 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and, with manufacturing concentrated in Asia, the industry is mainly reliant on hard coal and natural gas to generate electricity and heat. If we carry on with a business-as-usual approach, the greenhouse gas emissions from the industry are expected to rise by almost 50% by 2030.”The power of influencersBritish artist and environmental activist Elle L was one of the speakers at the launch, and she told UN News that she agrees that fast-fashion was the biggest obstacle to sustainability: “there’s a real pressure to buy, and there are no brake pads to slow over-production and over-consumption. We need better labelling, so that people know what they’re buying; a tax or a ban on synthetic fibres which are causing serious environmental damage and contributing to a micro-plastics crisis; and a shift in mindset regarding over-production and over-consumption.”,Increasingly, and particularly over the last 10 years, it is social media ‘influencers’ like Lucia Musau, an award-winning fashion and lifestyle blogger based in Kenya, who are effectively spreading the kind of messages that can help highlight the negative consequences of fast fashion.UN News spoke to Lucia whilst she was taking part in talks about sustainable fashion at the UN Environment Assembly, and she agreed that, over time, she has become a voice to be reckoned with, advising people on trends and influencing what they buy:“As global citizens we have a big role to play. We’re becoming more conscious about the fashion we consume, and gone are the days when you could just buy something because it’s trendy. If a Kenyan designer wants me to promote them, I want to know exactly how they produce the clothes,” said the blogger, who’s also supporting the new UN alliance.As consumers become more aware, the industry will have no choice but to adapt to their needs,” she said.Less is moreDespite the moves being made by some retailers to make the industry less harmful to the environment, it can be argued that, ultimately, the only way to really make fashion sustainable is to end the throwaway culture.,Future.Fashion.Now/VEPSILucia Musau, Kenyan Influencer and Model, at the launch of the UN alliance on Sustainable Fashion.,Not only is the average person buying 60 per cent more items of clothing than they did 15 years ago but, according to the McKinsey 2019 State of Fashion report, they are only keeping them as half as long as they used to.UNEP says that promoting a change in consumption modes, through actions such as taking better care of clothes, recycling and “take-back” programs, can make a major impact, and that simply doubling the time that we use each item of clothing could halve the fashion industry’s greenhouse gas emissions.However, for this to happen, both retailers and consumers will have to reject the “take, make and dispose” model and agree that, for the sake of the planet, when it comes to fashion, less is more.,Environmental impact of fashion industry When we think of industries that are having a harmful effect on the environment, manufacturing, energy, transport and even food production might come to mind. But the fashion industry is considered by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), to be the second most polluting industry in the world.According to UNCTAD, some 93 billion cubic metres of water – enough to meet the needs of five million people – is used by the fashion industry annually, and around half a million tons of microfibre, which is the equivalent of 3 million barrels of oil, is now being dumped into the ocean every year. As for carbon emissions, the industry is responsible for more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined.The dominant business model in the sector is that of “fast fashion”, whereby consumers are offered constantly changing collections at low prices, and encouraged to frequently buy and discard clothes. Many experts, including the UN, believe the trend is responsible for a plethora of negative social, economic and environmental impacts and, with clothing production doubling between 2000 and 2014, it is crucially important to ensure that clothes are produced as ethically and sustainably as possible.Innovating for sustainabilityDespite the grim statistics, producers and consumers of fashion are increasingly waking up to the idea that the industry needs to change. A number of companies, including large volume retailers, are integrating sustainability principles into their business strategies. Examples include the global clothing chain H&M, which has a garment collection scheme; jeans manufacturer Guess, which is involved in a wardrobe recycling programme; and outdoor clothing company Patagonia, which produces jackets using polyester from recycled bottles.Smaller companies are also helping change the environmental landscape of fashion and building sustainability into their whole business model.Among them are the Swiss firm Freitag, which upcycles truck tarpaulins, seat belts and seat belts to make bags and backpacks; Indosole, which makes shoes from discarded tyres; and Novel Supply, a Canadian clothing business, which has a “take-back scheme,” whereby customers can return their clothes when they are no longer wearable, so that the company can reuse and recycle them.The founder of Novel Supply, Kaya Dorey,, won a Young Champions of the Earth award, the UN’s highest environmental honour, in recognition of her attempts to create a production model that involves using environmentally-friendly materials, and finding solutions for waste created during the manufacturing process.In this video she explains how every element of her company’s production process is geared towards minimising waste and damage to the environment. 2,000 gallons of water needed to make one pair of jeans93 billion cubic metres of water, enough for 5 million people to survive, is used by the fashion industry every yearFashion industry produces 20 per cent of global wastewaterClothing and footwear production is responsible for 8% of global greenhouse gas emissionsEvery second, the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is landfilled or burnedClothing production doubled between 2000 and 2014 read more

SA treasurer Tom Koutsantonis forecasts 355m surplus

first_imgSouth Australia Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis handed down a Midyear Budget Review earlier this week that boasts a $355 million surplus this year, driven by a huge and unexpected dividend from the Motor Accident Commission.According to an Advertiser report, because the state’s economy is predicted to grow at about half the national average every year until 2019, Mr Koutsantonis has also been forced to slash expectations for job growth.After predicting 1 per cent employment growth over the current 2015-16 financial year, or about 8,000 jobs, the government has downgraded its prediction to just a quarter of that amount.Mr Koutsantonis insisted the state government’s strategy to revive the economy was sound, and that he would look at new ways to use projected surpluses to accelerate growth.The Budget update included bringing forward the first tranche of business property sales tax cuts, which were announced in June and meant to kick in on July 1 next year. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Three taken to hospital after Highway 503 crash

first_imgThree women were taken to area hospitals after a two-vehicle crash on state Highway 503 at Lewisville Park, north of Battle Ground.The driver of a sedan needed to be extricated, said Battalion Chief Brett Graham of Clark County Fire & Rescue. “We had to cut the door off the driver’s side,” he said.A Washington State Patrol report said a 2001 Ford Focus driven by Tanya V. Kryachun, 19, of Vancouver was heading onto southbound Highway 503 from Lewisville Park and a 1994 Toyota 4-Runner driven by Michael H. Young, 60, of Eugene, Ore., was northbound on the highway when the crash happened. The Focus ended up in the northbound lane and the 4-Runner came to rest on the southbound shoulder. One lane of the highway was closed for 45 minutes.Kryachun was cited for second-degree negligent driving. Kryachun and her passengers, Lidiya V. Kryachun, 18, and Evelina Gavrilova , 21, both of Vancouver, were admitted to the hospital. Their conditions were not available at The Columbian’s press time.The patrol said Young was not injured.last_img read more

Perdue recalls 530 pounds of chicken products

first_img(WSVN) – Perdue is recalling more than 500 pounds of chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.According to the USDA, the 530 pounds of ready-to-cook chicken breast tenderloin fritters were accidentally labeled with the Homestyle Chicken Tender Fritter label.The chicken breast tenderloin fritters contain eggs, a known allergen that was not declared on the product label.Photo: http://www.fsis.usda.govThe improperly labeled packages were shipped to food service locations in Florida, Maryland and Washington D.C.At this point, there have been no reports of people getting sick due to the mix-up.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Police chief sees no scope for militancy in Rohingya camps

first_imgThe inspector general of police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque said on Sunday there is no room for militant activities inside the Rohingya camps in disguise of relief.The police chief came up with remarks while addressing the briefing on law and order situation at the police headquarter with the chief of law enforcing agencies and the leaders of Puja and Ashura celebration committees, according to UNB.AKM Shahidul Hoque said “Our regular supervision and special monitoring is going on to check any militant activities inside the Rohinga camp. So it is not possible to conduct militancy activities.”He said “Police and their agents are kept alert to thwart any such attempt. No aid materials will be distributed without goes unchecked. The locals and Rohingyas are being made aware of it too for safety.””Some ill motivated efforts can be conducted to propagate militancy inside the helpless Rohinga. We will rule out all possibilities by our regular monitoring. We won’t allow Bangladesh’ soil to be used as a breeding ground for militants,” AKM Shahidul Hoque assured.IGP also said “Police have arrested over 200 Rohingya refugees from all across the country who will not be detained. Rather we will return them to their camps. We will conduct our drive everywhere to restrict their movement outside the camp for their better treatment.””If they spread in the country, they will become illegal immigrants. We will return them to their camp without arresting them on the humanitarian perspective. Registration will ensure their relief, accommodation, medicine and proper assistance,” he said.The country’s top policeman included that security measures will be enhanced to ensure a smooth and peaceful celebration of Durga Puja and Muharram as usual.last_img read more

The dankest wizards of all time and space

first_imgDid we list your favorite diggity-dizankadonk-doobie-brother-dank-dank-dizank wizard? If not, tell us about them in the comments below!Aubrey Sitterson is the creator of the ongoing sword & sorcery serial podcast, SKALD. The wizards contained within are too big of jerks to be truly dank, but you should listen anyway, on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, & Podomatic. Follow Aubrey on Twitter or check out his website for everything he’s got going on. Avatar1/12Legendary animator Ralph Bakshi was getting down before you were even born, so it should come as no surprise that his first fantasy flick, Wizards, was exceptionally dank. One of the film’s two wizards was Avatar, a bearded, crossfaded old coot into drinking, smoking, and hanging out with buxom fairies that are, at most, a quarter of his age.<><> If you’ve spent any time at all with fantasy fiction – whether it’s novels, movies, television shows, comics, games (video) or games (tabletop) – you know full well that there’s absolutely nothing doper than a wizard. Sure, there’s a certain charm to a hulking barbarian or a dexterous rogue, but at the end of the day, it’s some magical sumbitch that’s going to pull everyone’s bacon out of the fire. So, for your perusing enjoyment, we here at Geek.com have assembled this list of the absolutely diggity-dank-dizank-dizanksters wizards. Sticky icky-ass wizards.Note: We are fully aware of the difference between sorcerers and wizards. The former are born with their magical abilities, while the latter have to study for them. We are 100% aware. No one is more aware of it than we are. Please don’t tell us about it in the comments. And don’t even get us started on warlocks.last_img read more

Make Your Raspberry Pi More Festive By Turning It Into A Christmas

first_img Do you have a Raspberry Pi? Is it not looking quite festive enough? You might consider turning your little computer that could into something more exciting and appropriate for the holidays. Thanks to The Pi Hut, you can do just that with only a few special items and instructions. Don’t worry. It comes pre-cut. You don’t have to chainsaw through any Pi parts and risk ruining the tech. That would be terrible. Please don’t do that.The Pi Hut’s special Christmas tree board kit has you assembling a cute little tree complete with 25 individually controlled LED lights, including 24 red and one white for the star at the top, and special “stars” cut at various PCB depths so the lights can shine throughout the entire tree. You can even fill in the “To/From” section if you want to play Santa and give one of these babies out as a gift.For $12, you get everything you need to put the little computer together, including:1 x 3D Tree PCB24 x Red 3mm LED1 x White 3mm LED25 x 120-ohm resistors1 x Right angle 2×20 header1 x Right angle 20 way snap off headersThe Pi Hut will no doubt sell several of these babies, and you can pick it up right here. Currently, they’re still in production, but you should be able to nab one over the next few weeks or so.If you’re just interested in the Pi for functionality and couldn’t care less about a Christmas tree pattern, however, you can pony up for a regular Pi here. Then you can take part in all the awesome projects out there. There’s a project for you no matter your skill level, so all you need to do is investigate what’s out there and you’ll find something super cool to make over the holidays. Stay on target Lyra Is a Handheld Gaming System Powered by a Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi Used to Steal 500 MB of NASA Data last_img read more

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always is looking for ways they can make students successful as possible said Stephanie Christian department chair and associate professor at the collegeThe year-to-date national average for first-time testing on the NCLEX among associate degree nursing programs is around 84 percent according to the National Council of State Board in NursingIn order to take the NCLEX students must successfully complete an accredited nursing degree They are tested on knowledge they would need as a beginning nurse and the test is revised every three years Christian said In order to pass the exam students have to answer more higher level questions some of which can have several parts that can become more and more difficult if they continue to get them correctThere is a lot of work that goes into graduating college and nursing program already but students have to continue to put in even more studying hours for the exam Christian said"I tell students what you put into your education is what you’re going to 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