India unbeaten at home in 16 Tests since 2012

first_imgIndia on Monday trampled England by a massive 246 runs in the second Test to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. England, chasing an improbable victory target of 405, were all out for 158 in 97.3 overs, soon after lunch on the fifth and final day in Vizag.The touring side lost all 10 of their second-innings wickets for 83 runs after openers Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed combined in a stand of 75 runs on Sunday. After resuming on 87/2, England lost five wickets in the first session on Monday and then the last three to Ravichandran Ashwin (3/52) and Jayant Yadav (3/30) after the break. (Scorecard)India are now undefeated in 16 consecutive home Tests (since losing to England at Kolkata in December 2012). There has been only one longer undefeated home streak for India in all Tests.India’s longest undefeated streaks at home: Tests Won Drawn Period 20 6 14 1977-1980 16* 13 3 2012-till date 16 2 14 1960-1964 12 7 5 2001-2003 12 9 3 2010-2012Indian captain Virat Kohli was named Man of the Match after scoring 167 and 81. Kohli also stretched his unbeaten streak as India captain to 15 matches, surpassing Mohammad Azharuddin’s tally of 14 unbeaten Tests.Kohli has not suffered a single defeat in his last 15 Tests as captain. Among all India captains only two have a longer undefeated streak.Longest unbeaten streaks for Indian captains: Tests Result Captain From To 18 6 wins, 12 draws Sunil Gavaskar Jan 24, 1976 Jan 20, 1980 17 4 wins, 13 draws Kapil Dev Sept 14, 1985 Mar 09, 1987 15* 11 wins, 4 draws Virat Kohli Aug 20, 2015  14 9 wins, 5 draws Mohammad Azharuddin Jan 02, 1993 Dec 05, 1994 10 1 win, 9 draws Sachin Tendulkar Apr 04, 1997 Nov 02, 1999- Gavaskar’s streak came at the start of his captaincy stint.advertisement- Kapil’s streak came towards end of his captaincy career, which came to an end with a defeat in his last Test as captain.Kohli’s record as Test captain:  Matches Won Lost Drawn Win % Overall 19 11 2 6 57.89 At home 9 7 0 2 77.77 Away 10 4 2 4 40.00India’s most successful captains (in terms of wins): Captain Matches Won Lost Drawn Win % MS Dhoni 60 27 18 15 45.00 Sourav Ganguly 49 21 13 15 42.86 Mohd Azharuddin 47 14 14 19 29.79 Virat Kohli 19 11 2 6 57.89 Nawab Pataudi Jr 40 9 19 12 22.50 Sunil Gavaskar 47 9 8 30 19.15(Stats by Rajneesh Gupta)last_img read more

Lacazette: Scoring goals for Arsenal more difficult

first_imgArsenal Lacazette: Why I’ll struggle to score as many as I did with Lyon Goal Last updated 2 years ago 14:37 10/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal Getty Images Arsenal Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League The Arsenal forward understands that matching his scoring record from Ligue 1 is not going to be easy Alexandre Lacazette has admitted that he will struggle to score as many goals with Arsenal over the course of the season as he did with Lyon a year ago. The former OL striker signed for the Gunners this summer in a club record deal reportedly worth £52.7 million, despite French giants PSG having and interest in him .  The 26-year-old has settled in well, netting four goals in seven Premier League games for his new club, but knows that matching his haul of 37 from his last season with Lyon will be a tall task.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. Lacazette 14/1 to be PL top scorer “I will try my level best to achieve that but there is a big difference in that I was played in virtually every match at Lyon,” he said. “Here the manager likes to rotate players to keep them fresh for the Premier League.”I will try my best to score that many goals but this is my first season so it’s all quite new.Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal“I want to settle in and repay the confidence that’s been shown in me.”While rotation may limit Lacazette’s some, the France international also admitted that the pace and physicality of English top flight is very different from that of Ligue 1. “The main difference in the Premier League is that game is a lot more physical. The pace of the game is also very different – I now really understand what it means to play box to box.”Things can move so fast that you don’t have time to catch your breath or think about the next move.”Arsenal sit fifth in the league after seven matches, level on 13 points with Chelsea, and will return to league action after the international break with an October 14 trip to face Watford.last_img read more

Nebraska Just Had The Worst Kickoff Attempt Of All-Time

first_imgOhio State's players walking onto the field.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Nebraska had a really promising start to its game against Ohio State this afternoon, as the Huskers marched right down the field for a 75-yard touchdown drive to take a 7-0 lead on the Buckeyes in Ohio Stadium.The ensuing kickoff, unfortunately, could have gone better – at lot better.Nebraska had what might be the most-embarrassing kickoff attempt of the season (or all-time, really). The Huskers’ kicker just missed the ball entirely.Check it out:This game is already getting weird. ?— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 3, 2018It looked like he might have been trying for a surprise onside attempt and just did not come close to making solid contact with the ball.To make matters worse, the Huskers were called for an onside penalty.Somehow, Nebraska stopped Ohio State from scoring points on the Buckeyes’ drive. The Huskers halted a 4th down attempt.Nebraska and Ohio State are playing on FOX.last_img read more

A terrifying sight ancient spiky headed worm discovered in fossils

first_imgResearchers at the Royal Ontario Museum and Yale University have discovered the fossil of a spiky-headed worm that they believe would have struck fear in the hearts of other creatures swimming in ancient seas.“This new species would have been an efficient predator and a terrifying sight to many of the smallest marine creatures that lived during that time,” said Jean-Bernard Caron, senior curator of invertebrate paleontology at the ROM.The 500-million-year-old critter has been dubbed Capinatator praetermissus, which incorporates Latin words for to grasp, swimmer and overlooked.Capinatator was about 10 centimetres long with 25 spines on each side of its head.“If you imagine putting your two hands together at the wrist and opening your fingers in a sort of curved manner and bringing them together, you get the idea of what these grasping spines might look like,” said Derek Briggs, with the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.“This is quite a good apparatus for grasping prey and bringing it towards the mouth.”Briggs was the lead author of a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology, which was co-authored by Caron.Some 50 specimens of the creature were found in the Burgess Shale fossil beds, a UNESCO World Heritage site in British Columbia’s Yoho and Kootenay national parks.The Burgess Shale, discovered more than a century ago, is a rich repository of fossils of some of the Earth’s oldest creatures dating back to the Cambrian age.Sites that are today high up in the Rocky Mountains were under water hundreds of millions of years ago.The squishy bug-like creatures were encased in sediment, preserving their bodies in striking detail.Capinatator is believed to be an ancestor of smaller worms that are today abundant in plankton throughout the world’s oceans. The current iterations are smaller and have fewer spines around their heads than the fossil specimens.The discovery offers clues about how the ancient ecosystem evolved, Briggs said.“Predators tend to be key to developing the structure of marine communities, in that the predators evolved to capture prey and the prey in turn evolves to avoid being predated on,” he said.“So in that sense they indicate that those kinds of predator-prey interactions were important right back in the Cambrian.”last_img read more

Visits to Montreals four supervised drug injection sites double since last summer

first_imgMONTREAL – Monthly visits to Montreal’s four, supervised drug-injection facilities have more than doubled since they opened last summer and crime rates have not increased in the neighbourhoods that host the sites, according to a new report by city health authorities.There were about 1,200 visits to the four sites during their first full month of operation last July, while visits jumped to more than 2,500 in April and May of this year.Sandhia Vadlamudy, director of CACTUS Montreal, which operates one of the injection sites, said in an interview Tuesday the program has been a “very great success.”“We’re very satisfied because we have been able to save lives which is our main goal,” she said. “We’ve also been there at the most crucial moments when a person does their injection so we’ve been able to accompany and support people when they need it the most.”Supervised injection sites offer people a place to consume hard drugs under medical supervision.The report by Montreal’s public health department says a total of 876 people made use of the four sites between June 19, 2017 and May 31, 2018, for a total of 21,265 visits.But Vadlamudy admitted the past 12 months weren’t problem-free for CACTUS, a community group that’s been working with drug users for almost 30 years.“We’ve had moments when we had to call emergency services,” she said. “There were important episodes of overdoses or cases of psychological distress.”Three of Montreal’s supervised drug-injection sites, including CACTUS, are located at fixed locations around the downtown area while the fourth is inside a vehicle that drives around the city in order to reach drug users where they are located.City police have noted that contrary to the fears of critics of the sites, crimes rates have not increased in the neighbourhoods that host the three fixed facilities.“The Montreal police service noticed that events linked to crime are comparable to previous years in the sectors where supervised injection services are offered,” Police Cmdr. Simon Durocher said in a statement that accompanied the health report.Vadlamudy said CACTUS will be implementing a new program within the next few weeks, which allows users’ friends to accompany them into the drug-injecting room.“(It) means that a peer, not somebody from the CACTUS team, not a nurse, not a community worker, but a peer will be allowed to assist another person during their injection which is an obstacle for many users — especially women,” she added.The report notes 83 per cent of those who use the facilities are men and 70 per cent of total users of the four sites have been injecting for five years or longer.Most visitors to the supervised injection facilities are between the ages of 20 and 49.Montreal became the second Canadian city after Vancouver to offer locations for people to inject hard drugs under medical supervision.Carole Morissette, a public health official, points out in the report there are about 30 similar sites across Canada.last_img read more


first_img Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement At the new annual event, the royal quartet took to the stage and discussed the Royal Foundation (the umbrella organization for the charities Harry, William and Kate are associated with), their current projects and their plans for the future. READ MOREMeghan Markle Wows In $1,800 Trench Wrap Dress — Get Her Look For LessMeghan looked stunning at a Royal engagement wearing a navy wrap dress — see the exact brands she was wearing below!Meghan Markle, 36, along with her fiance Prince Harry, as well as the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and husband Prince William, all looked sleek and sophisticated as they took the stage for a panel discussion at the First Annual Royal Foundation Forum in London on Feb. 28. Meghan looked stunning in the sleeveless Jason Wu Belted Satin Wrap Dress, which costs $1,795. ​She accessorized with $750 AQUAZZURA Casablanca multi-strap suede pumps, gold hoop earrings and a delicate silver bracelet. Stunning! READ MOREKate felt NERVOUS for Meghan at their first joint engagementBody language between the Duchess and Ms Markle reveals fascinating hints about their relationship – and hints at future friendly clashesMs. Markle could have been forgiven for feeling nervous as she took her seat alongside the Duchess of Cambridge today for their first joint engagement.But according to body language analysts, far from being a shrinking violet, Meghan came across as an ‘unstoppable force of nature’ determined to get her point across – even if it meant talking over her future sister-in-law at times – during a Royal Foundation Q&A in the City of London.MailOnline FEMAIL spoke to bestselling author Judi James and communications coach Robin Kermode to find out what Kate and Meghan’s body language reveals about their relationship – with Judi noting that the Duchess appeared anxious on behalf of the ‘new kid on the block’ as she makes her first tentative steps into royal life. READ MORE Advertisement Facebook WHO IS JASON WU? MEGHAN MARKLE WEARS CANADIAN DESIGNER FOR FIRST ONSTAGE APPEARANCE WITH PRINCE HARRYMeghan Markle sported a Jason Wu dress for her first onstage appearance on Wednesday. She attended the Royal Foundation’s Make a Difference Together forum with Prince Harry, which marked her “working” debut alongside the Royals.Markle’s choice of designer may have been inspired by Michelle Obama. The former first lady was fan of Wu’s clothing, frequently choosing to wear his dresses to White House events during husband President Barack Obama’s tenure. READ MOREMeghan Markle and Kate Middleton Had Their First Royal Engagement TogetherMeghan Markle, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton and Prince William participated in a royal engagement together for the first time today for the inaugural Royal Foundation Forum in London. Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more


first_img.What is your favourite type of character to play?Well, it is so early in my acting career that I don’t know if I have a favorite character to play. I have always been a fan of the horror genre and recently did a short film called Serial Killer Confidence. I played a serial killer, dressed in a hazmat suit, cutting up bodies with a meat cleaver. Gotta say, there was something cathartic about crawling that deep into such a dark world. Don’t know why… and not sure I want to know, but until you’ve cleavered your first forearm, you haven’t lived.I’ve done quite a few dramatic roles and quite like the challenge of expressing emotions with limited dialog. It’s something I’ve worked on quite a bit as there is a definite art to being subtle.But, as previously discussed, I love to be funny. Something about my personal look doesn’t immediately shout, hey this guy is going to be hilarious. You look at some people like John Candy or Will Farrell and you immediately smile. With me, it usually takes a few interactions with people for them to start understanding my sense of humor.Some of my favorite actors are comedians and weirdly enough those actors usually go on to do great dramatic roles as well. I think the class clowns of the world all have a more serious story to tell. But I would definitely love to do a comedy sometime. A TV sitcom would do just fine. As a drummer and musician, if they ever renew the FX series, Sex Drugs and Rock and Roll, with Denis Leary, I’m happy to join “The Heathens”, just sayin’.What market do you currently work in? Are there other areas you would like to work?I mainly work in the GTA region but as I mentioned earlier, I’m an open book. Not many places, in this world, I wouldn’t travel to, in order to keep pursuing my goals.What advice would you give to someone new trying to make it in the acting industry?Keep going! If you love it, if you lock into another level of your brain when someone yells “action”, then just keep going. Definitely and endurance game and not a sprint. I know we’ve all heard the stories about a very lucky few who got to bypass all the initial hard work by getting their big break right away, but those stories are very rare. And if you read deeper into those stories, you often find it wasn’t as easy as a three minute interview on Jimmy Kimmel would suggest.Show up early, put your phone away, be quiet, modest, available, listen, don’t try and shake the directors hand at the end of an audition, unless they offer. Just be a pro. Written By:  Darlene MorrisonIf you are an aspiring talent and would like to be featured in our Aspiring Talent SeriesContact Darlene via email at morrisonmediasocial@gmail.comOpen to all (e.g. Actors, Models, Singers, Dancers, Producers, Directors, etc.) Rick is an actor working in Toronto. We had the opportunity to chat with him about his acting career and life.As a child, did you want to be an actor, or did it fall into place through other activities?As a kid, I was always the class clown in school and very animated. I learned early on that I could make people laugh and that was something I leaned on a lot. But at that time, 70’s / 80’s, living in Canada, the notion of becoming an actor seemed crazy. We certainly weren’t considered Hollywood North at that time.Who inspired you to follow your dream to pursue acting?I guess, looking back, I was told over and over again, “you should be in show biz”, but I never took it seriously. In fact, a passage in my grade 8 yearbook was, “most likely to be: the next Steve Martin”. Even with so many people telling me I should be a performer, the idea of being able to chase that dream simply seemed unattainable and unrealistic. But in the end, many years later, I was the one who finally pushed myself to chase the dream. Login/Register With: Advertisement I found myself in a position where my kids were all grown up, living lives of their own and a new chapter had begun.  I have to say though, my wife has always been a huge supporter of mine and without her blessing and encouragement, this new adventure would not have happened.  She has always seen in me, something that even I didn’t see and for that, I am forever grateful.What challenges have you faced in the entertainment industry? What has been your most rewarding experience?I grew up in Toronto, but now live in Peterborough Ontario, (about an hour and a half drive to TO, in good traffic). So the commute for auditions and gigs is definitely a challenge. Honestly I don’t mind the drive, but the cost is a big one and I’m continuously reminded each time I pull in to a gas station. However, the alternative would be to move to the city and the increase in daily expenses would surely surpass what I’m spending now. Not to mention my wife and I have a whole world of family, friends and a beautiful granddaughter here that we wouldn’t want to leave behind. Not to say that I wouldn’t live in California / Berlin / New Zealand, etc. for an extended period of time, if a big opportunity came up. That’s just part of the business and you have to understand and accept that possibility.The entertainment industry is an animal all to itself, so there is a lot to learn when you first jump in and it can seem daunting.  There’s a whole new set of rules that apply to this industry that would seem out of place in the “normal’ work world, but you soon begin to understand what’s expected of you and start to assimilate.  Although I know there are many who start to chase the dream and soon decide that this world isn’t for them.  You here it all the time, but the rejection can be overwhelming for some and that’s a big hurdle.  Eventually, if you stick it out long enough, you develop rhino skin and can shake it off!.I have been rewarded with some amazing experiences.  My very first “professional” gig was the lead role in an episode of Web of Lies (Love goes South).  My resume, at that time had about two items on it and one of them was my name.  Fortunately, I looked a lot like the main character of the story and was given a chance to prove myself with an audition.  It was my very first audition for a tv show and I wasn’t sure how I would answer the call.  After all, until that moment, you have no idea how you will respond.  Fortunately the director saw something in me and gave me the opportunity.  I will always be grateful for that moment, as I know it doesn’t happen to everyone.  You have to realize that this business relies as heavily on luck as it does skill.  Once you know this, you keep pushing until that next lucky break arrives..There are several moments I could point to as rewarding, but I remember getting an email from a DOP that I had worked with on a commercial, (didn’t know him previously), and it said, “Hey Rick, hope all is well. Would you be interested in shooting a car commercial in Iceland?”  Iwas packing a bag ten minutes later..Driving a Mercedes SUV around Iceland and climbing volcano’s had not been penciled into any calendar I owned. That was not only a great acting moment but a life changer too.  I came home with a completely different perspective on life.  Again, the forces of luck shone brightly that day, but it points to something actors always need to remember… you never know who you are going to work with and how they might effect your future..No matter how trivial you may perceive an occasion to be, always be professional and courteous, cause ya never know!. .Why, What fuels your passion?My Dad asked me at 15, “What do you want to do with your life”? Until one and a half years ago, I didn’t know. I’m now 52 years old. It’s been my life’s quest to answer that question. It’s unfortunate that he’s not still here to see me find the answer. I was adopted as a baby and had a wonderful upbringing with an amazing family and wouldn’t change it for the world. But I think being adopted and not having a genetic template / role model to look up to, was a big part of the reason that I didn’t narrow it down earlier.Often you see actors that have kids who become performers, or politicians that breed politicians, etc. In my case, it was an extremely ambiguous world that I had to decipher on my own. Of course my parents had their own love for certain things but those things didn’t always resonate with me and I just kept searching.Now that I have found my passion for acting, I don’t need any further motivation to continue acting. The rush of being on set and sharing a creative goal with a room full of people is the only fuel I need.What is something about you that most people would never guess?We covered the sense of humor thing and I think that probably tops the list. I also love anchovies on my pizza.If you were to do it all over again, would you do things exactly the same? Do you have any regrets? Successes that make you proud?That’s a bit of loaded question, as there are definitely setbacks and tragedies that occurred in my life that I wouldn’t want to re-live. But you have to wonder if those instances and everything else that’s made up the ingredients of your life, are key to who you are today. I like who I am today, so I’m a very grateful for that. Without loss you can’t appreciate gain and in a world full of “stuff”, it’s key to recognize what’s truly important.My wife and I count our blessings all the time as we are forever cognizant of how fortunate we are in a world that can be harsh, to say the least.To learn more about Rick, follow him at:INSTAGRAM: Advertisement Rick Amsbury Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

As Ebola response accelerates UN health agency prepares for arrival of trial

World Health Organization (WHO) spokeswoman, Fadéla Chaib, told a press briefing in Geneva earlier today that the agency is expecting the arrival of a Canadian shipment of Ebola candidate vaccines to arrive in Geneva on 22 October where they would be kept refrigerated at the city’s Cantonal Hospital. The delivery of the vaccines is the next step in a process initiated by the WHO in late September when it organized an expert consultation featuring more than 70 experts to assess the status of work to test and eventually license two candidate Ebola vaccines.“The overarching objective was to take stock of the many efforts currently under way to rapidly evaluate Ebola vaccines for safety and efficacy. The next step is to make these vaccines available as soon as possible – and in sufficient quantities – to protect critical frontline workers and to make a difference in the epidemic’s future evolution,” the WHO explained in a statement which added that the “ultimate goal” was to have “a fully tested and licensed product that can be scaled up for use in mass vaccination campaigns.”The announcement of the arrival of the candidate vaccines follows the UN agency’s recent confirmation that both Nigeria and Senegal are now free of Ebola virus transmission, after 42 days without a single case – a fact the WHO celebrated as “a spectacular success story.” Nevertheless, Ms. Chaib stated that the three remaining affected countries – Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone – were “certainly underreporting” the scope of their epidemics, but that it remained “impossible to tell to which degree.” Responding to questions from reporters, the spokesperson also acknowledged “perceptions of delays” in the WHO’s response, adding that the agency would conduct “in due time a thorough review of its response.” Right now, she continued, the focus remained on fighting the disease and minimizing its impact on the West African population.Also addressing the press briefing was a spokesperson for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Christophe Boulierac, who drew renewed attention to the plight of Ebola survivors who struggle with stigmatization, isolation and psycho-social stress despite overcoming the disease. Mr. Boulierac explained that even though Ebola survivors were no longer contagious and had developed immunity from the virus, many were kept at a distance by their communities, noting that in one instance the daughter of a survivor was not allowed to play with children.The spokesperson told journalists that despite the stigma, a UNICEF-backed centre in Liberia had identified and trained 20 survivors to help at care centres throughout the country.The fact that the survivors are no longer afraid of catching the virus and the fact that they had overcome their own sufferings and could relate to the current patients placed them in a unique position to provide care, especially to children, concluded Mr. Boulierac. Meanwhile, in a statement released by the UN spokesperson in New York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the uptick in the financing of the Ebola Multi-Partner Trust Fund which forms part of the monetary groundwork for the global Ebola response as well as the wider UN response. The Secretary-General established the Fund to provide “a flexible, accountable, strategic and transparent platform to finance critical unfunded priorities and help reduce the rate of Ebola transmission,” the statement said, explaining that it would help provide a range of materials, including trained medical personnel, mobile laboratories, vehicles, helicopters, protective equipment, and medevac capacities. Mr. Ban noted that the total amount of commitments and pledges now stood at $50 million and urged all countries who had already contributed “to consider what more they can do, and those who have yet to contribute to do so as a matter of urgency.” The Organization had initially set the target of $100 million to be reached by the end of October. “Ebola is a major global problem that demands a massive and immediate global response,” he added. read more

Burundi UN warns of rapidly worsening human rights and security situation

“We are particularly shocked at the deadly incident which took place on 13 October in the Bujumbura neighbourhood of Ngagara,” said OHCHR Spokesperson Rupert Colville, speaking at a press conference in Geneva today. “At least nine civilians were reportedly summarily executed by police forces belonging to the API Unit (Appui pour la Protection des institutions, the Police Unit in charge of protecting state institutions),” said Mr. Colville, “including a well-known cameraman of the National Radio and Television of Burundi (RTNB), Christophe Nkezabahizi, his wife, their two children and an IOM staff member living in the same compound, Evariste Mbonihankuye.” “While police forces were searching houses in the area, members of the Nkezabahizi family were reportedly called out of their home, lined up and shot in cold blood,” he continued. “Reports suggest the IOM staff member was wearing his UN-ID but was still shot dead.” Mr. Colville also noted that, despite previous reports of attacks against humanitarian personnel, this is the first time a humanitarian worker has been killed by security forces since the beginning of the crisis. The incident, he said, was apparently triggered by an attack on three API police officers by an armed youth. One officer was killed and another was injured. Four other people, including a minor, were also reportedly killed by the police in a separate incident at the same location on the same day. “We welcome the establishment by the Attorney General of Burundi of a commission of enquiry to investigate the Ngagara incident and we call for this investigation to be transparent, impartial and in line with international and national human rights standards,” said Mr. Colville. “We urge the authorities to issue clear instructions to all members of their security forces that acts such as this will be punished with the full force of the law.” read more

Dont pounce on cathedralgoers who just want to pray quietly says bishop

“It is important to realise that people don’t just express their belonging in patterns of attendance, but in what they need spiritually when they attend, and some people need space around them.”Somewhere where you’re less likely to be pounced on, to be asked to join in, where the worship doesn’t need you to say anything. Isn’t that why cathedral evensong is so popular with young people? I know you’re supposed to say the Creed but it doesn’t matter too much if you don’t,” he added. He said that some churchgoers had previously told him they disliked the Peace, the part of the service which involves greeting fellow churchgoers, usually with a handshake.  Cathedrals have a special vocation and opportunity to be be somewhere that you can slip into unseen and slip out of unseenStephen Cottrell The high standard of traditional music has also been cited as a draw, with many cathedrals retaining professional choristers who lead the services several evenings a week. The bishop argued that these are also popular because they do not require as much participation as other types of service.  Cathedrals must not “pounce on people” as they walk through the door, Bishop says, as he argues people want to pray in peace.The Bishop of Chelmsford told the National Cathedrals Conference in Manchester that cathedrals were popular with the young because they were more likely to be left alone during services. The Right Revd Stephen Cottrell said: “I think there are thousands and thousands of people who want to come quietly, who even want to come secretly, and it’s getting harder and harder to do that in the modern-day bouncy and accessible Church of England. “So cathedrals have a special vocation and opportunity to be be somewhere that you can slip into unseen and slip out of unseen.”–– ADVERTISEMENT ––Attendance at cathedrals rose by 17 per cent between 2006 and 2016, the most recent Church of England figures show. In 2016 37,000 people a week attended services in cathedrals, and a total of 11.3m people attended at least one cathedral service a year, which is more than a quarter of the UK population. Events such as choral evensong have been particularly popular, with some arguing that millennials more likely to attend these as they take place in a city centre on midweek evenings.  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. read more

Taxi driver John Worboys in court accused of drugging four women in

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. The first alleged victim was allegedly picked up in Worboys’ taxi after leaving a bar.He is said to have told her he had won money on the horses and that he had been a stripper before offering her an alcoholic drink laced with drugs in a plastic cup.Worboys is said to have used similar tactics to drug the other women.District Judge Michael Snow sent the case to the Old Bailey, where Worboys is next expected to appear by video-link on June 20.He told Worboys: “At that hearing, the judge will require you to enter your pleas of guilty or not guilty to those charges.” Taxi driver John Worboys has appeared in court accused of drugging four women in a bid to carry out sex attacks.The 62-year-old is said to have told his alleged victims he had won money gambling after picking them up in his taxi between 2000 and 2008 in London.Prosecutors say he offered them alcoholic drinks, such as champagne, which were laced with a sedative.He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court by video-link from Wakefield prison on Thursday.Grey-haired Worboys, wearing a grey shirt and glasses, gave his name as John Derek Radford before confirming his date of birth, his nationality as British and that he currently resides in HMP Wakefield.He sat listening intently to proceedings and making notes as prosecutor Jonathan Polnay outlined the charges against him.Worboys faces two counts of administering a stupefying or overpowering drug with intent to commit rape or indecent assault under the Offences Against the Person Act, and two of administering a substance with intent to commit a sexual offence under the Sexual Offences Act.He did not indicate pleas to the charges, which relate to four women, none of whom can be identified for legal reasons, who made allegations to police in early 2018. read more

HSE cannot contact homeschooled girls to provide HPV vaccine

first_imgTHE HSE IS unable to contact home-schooled children for the HPV vaccination because of data protection issues.The Medical Independent reports that the problem was revealed as part of minutes of the meeting from the National Immunisation programme they received as part of a Freedom of Information request.The HPV vaccine protects against human papillomaviruses which can lead to a number of cancers including cervical cancer. The vaccine is available free of charge for girls to protect them from developing cervical cancer as adults.A spokesperson for the HSE told MI that the National Education and Welfare Board were unable to provide them with the contact details for the home-schooled children eligible for the vaccine because their database could only be used for educational matters.The HSE is currently in talks with the Child and Family Agency in an attempt to resolve the matter.There are 64 children (both male and female) registered as home schooled.Read David Lynch’s story in the Medical Independent here>Gay men’s health clinic turned down for vaccination funding >last_img read more

She had so much yet to give Mourners share fond memories at

first_img By Gráinne Ní Aodha 19,409 Views FAMILY AND FRIENDS of Nicola Collins gathered at a church in Tralee yesterday to mourn her sudden and violent death.Nicola’s body was found in her home in the Popham’s Road area of Farranree in Cork City in the early hours of last Monday morning.The priest who held the funeral mass at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church in Tralee, said that the local community was in shock at Nicola’s death.Father Padraig Walsh told mourners that the community was struggling with the tragic news.“Nobody deserved to die as Nicola did. We struggle to come to terms with her death and the way she was taken from us through such violent means,” he said according to Radio Kerry.Father Walsh said that in the aftermath of her death, her family have been sharing fond memories of Nicola. Apr 5th 2017, 10:48 AM Wednesday 5 Apr 2017, 10:48 AM ‘She had so much yet to give’: Mourners share fond memories at funeral of Nicola Collins The young mother’s body was found in her home last week. Share Tweet Email Short URL Image: Facebook She loved music. In younger years she was in fact a dab hand at the piano.“More than once she attracted into her life little kittens who needed a home. It was as though these little kittens had found a friend they could trust in her.”A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene of the crime, but was later released with a file set to be prepared for the DPP.Read: Man (44) arrested as part of investigation into the murder of Nicola CollinsRead: Man (40s) who was arrested following murder of Nicola Collins released Image: Facebook Even her last visit to Tralee, sometime recently, she called to see a former neighbour who was sick at the time.“Nicola had given so much and had so much yet to give.”Her sister Carly recalled some of Nicola’s talents and interests. No Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Bracing for a fight, Patriot Prayer’s right-wing faithful head to Portland for Saturday rally

first_imgPORTLAND — Forget about this city as a quirky, creative place dotted with gourmet food carts where a clear day offers spectacular views of the snow-clad Mount Hood volcano.To Joey Gibson, the Southwest Washington-based founder of Patriot Prayer, Portland represents the dark heart of left-wing America, where the conservative faithful will exercise their First Amendment rights and confront antifacists at a rally he has organized for Saturday.“We need to go straight into hell with our brothers, with our sisters, having each others’ backs and putting out the fires,” declared Gibson, in a Facebook video promoting the march near Portland’s Willamette River. “Bringing light into these cities.”Some will carry weapons, as they have in the past, and he has touted plans for some supporters to wear masks and infiltrate opposition ranks.Demonstrations such as the one planned Saturday have helped drag Oregon’s largest city to the front lines of a national political divide that has grown uglier during the Trump presidency. Gibson, running as a Republican in Washington’s U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday, has staged numerous rallies and recruited to these events far-right allies, including the Proud Boys, a fraternal group often involved in street confrontations.last_img read more

Sarri hails Ross Barkleys improvement at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea chief Maurizio Sarri praised Ross Barkley, stating he can become ‘very important’ for both club and England national teamThe 24-year-old midfielder arrived at Stamford Bridge from Everton in summer 2017 but has failed to establish himself under Antonio Conte last season.However, since the arrival of Sarri, the former Sheffield Wednesday man has got more regular playing time and flourished under the tutelage of the Italian manager.Barkley’s impressive displays have also earned him a new England national team call-up, with Gareth Southgate seems to be strongly counting on Chelsea star.According to the British publication, FourFourTwo, Maurizio Sarri is delighted with Barkley’s improvement over the past few months.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“At the beginning, in the first month, Ross was in trouble,” he said. “But then he started to improve in every training session, in every match.“I am surprised how he has adapted if I think back to the first month, but not if I think of the last two months.”Moreover, the former Napoli boss believes Barkley could become irreplaceable in Chelsea as well as in the national team.“I like Ross very much. He is a complete player. He has physical qualities, he is fast. Technically he’s very good.“He kicks well with his left foot and his right. He’s improving in moving the ball. He has become mentally quicker and he is improving tactically. He is on the way to becoming a very important midfielder, not only for us but also for England.”last_img read more

Emery keen for Arsenal to keep entertaining at Lisbon

first_imgArsenal boss Unai Emery intends to keep fans entertained ahead of this evening’s Europa League game at Sporting LisbonThe Gunners arrive at Portugal on the back of a 10-game winning streak for the first time since 2007.At least three goals in five of Arsenal’s last seven games have been scored as well with Manchester City the only Premier League team to have netted more goals.Now Emery hopes that his Arsenal players will continue to entertain with the club having had six different scorers in the Europa League alone this season.“We want the balance,” Emery said on“The balance to score a lot and not concede a lot of goals, but for me, the individual goalscoring statistics for the players is very important, as it is for the supporters to be excited with many things on the pitch.“Scoring goals is important for this spectacle and with this balance, we want to score a lot with different players.“I want our strikers to have a lot of chances to score but also to find the balance defensively.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.The Spaniard, who won the Europa League three times in a row at Sevilla, is well aware of the difficulty of the competition and will not be taking Sporting or any other side lightly.“We are here to play to win, to find all the titles that are in the way and this is one with a very high, high level in every team like Sporting CP,” said Emery.“In this competition every year there are a lot of teams with the same idea to find here one title and I think the level now is very, very high in this competition.”🔙 to @EuropaLeague business tomorrow…Here’s who’s made the trip to face @Sporting_CP 🇵🇹#UEL— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 24, 2018last_img read more

Crews battle fire at North Miami apartment building no injuries

first_imgNORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – A fire broke out at an apartment building in North Miami.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene of the two-alarm blaze in the area of Northeast 26th Avenue and 135th Street, late Saturday morning.Crews were able to contain the flames, which sparked on the fourth floor of the structure.No injuries were reported.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Homer Feels the Squeeze of State Budget Cuts

first_imgHomer City Hall – Photo by KBBIThe City of Homer holds a contract with the state to house prisoners arrested by the Alaska State Troopers outside city limits. The contract is still in place but to save money the state will stop paying about $350,000 to Homer. That is nearly 45 percent of the contract revenue.Download Audio:“I would say we’re somewhere between desperate and just getting by,” says Mark Robl.Homer Police Chief Mark Robl has recently lost a full time jail officer leaving him with less than 24-hour coverage of the jail.“To compensate for that we have dispatchers monitoring prisoners through [a] video surveillance link and we have police officers going into the jail and performing jail officers’ duties when they’re not here,” says Robl.The loss in funds is just another blow and it makes the chances of hiring a new jailer bleaker. Robl has been expecting the cuts since February but he says he wasn’t aware they would run so deep until about a month ago.“It really makes a bad situation worse to some degree in the summer when we’re stretched so thin on patrol with all of the call volume that we have to deal with,” says Robl.Robl will probably have to pull officers off patrol or have them work overtime to fill in as jailers. KBBI reported earlier this year the Homer Police Department was already stretched thin under perhaps the highest caseload per officer in the state. In a budget request for 2015 the department reported a caseload of about 570 cases per officer. Homer City Manager Katie Koester isn’t sure if hiring more staff will be possible anytime soon. On top of the jail cuts this year the city could lose another $320,000 in state funds called revenue sharing. Koester says the Homer City Council decided it would be unwise to rely on that money after the state warned it would eventually take it away.“It was put into the general fund. It basically was used for balancing the budget and covering operating costs. That being said council has said, ‘don’t do that anymore.’ You have to consider it as one time funding because of the uncertain nature of it,” explains Koester.This potential loss in revenue comes at a time when the city’s budget is already vulnerable.“The city government has kind of been trimmed as close to the bone as it can be over the last few years since we lost the revenue from non-prepared food sales tax. The city went through a big exercise in trying to become more efficient,” says Koester.Koester says now if it’s going to save money the city has to look at cutting services. There is a town hall meeting planned for July 20th at 5pm to explain the city’s position.“We’re just going to have a conversation with the community about how to close this gap and what services we provide and how much they cost. I encourage the community to come out on July 20th for that and we will advertise that on our website and through other venues,” says Koester.Koester isn’t optimistic the city’s situation will change for the better in the near future considering the state’s fiscal environment. She says we’re all in for some tight times. Chief Robl says he’s just hoping for a new jail officer to take the strain off his department.last_img read more

Raghuram Rajan top contender for the post of Bank of England chief

first_imgIndia’s former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan, gestures during an interview with Reuters in New Delhi, India September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Adnan AbidiAmid uncertainties over Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) block, Raghuram Rajan, the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, has become the top contender for the post of the Bank of England Governor. Mark Joseph Carney is the incumbent Governor of the Bank of England. The deadline for applying for the Bank of England’s chief got over last week.Carney’s term at the helm of the Bank of England has been overshadowed by the country’s decision to pull out of the EU. During his tenure, Carney has warned multiple times that ‘Brexit’ is expected to negatively influence the UK economy. However, the hardliners have accused him of inflating the ill consequences and dismissing the benefits of leaving the EU. Now, as the latest deadline of October 31 to bow out of the trade block looms closer, bookmakers and economists are betting on Raghuram Rajan. REUTERSRajan has an impeccable record while serving at multiple economic institutions during his career as an economist. He served as the chief economist of the IMF from 2003 to 2006 and was one of the selected economists who predicted the financial crisis of 2008. He was the former Governor of RBI and played a major role in inflation targeting and led an effort to clean up bad debts in the country’s banking industry.Rajan has been sympathetic with UK’s confusion over Brexit and has said that the success of the decision depends on how the UK initiates economic re-engagement with the world. Apart from Rajan, David Blanchflower, an economics professor at Dartmouth College and a former Bank of England policy maker, and Andrew Bailey, who was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from 2013 to 2016, are also in the race.Anne Krueger, a former IMF first deputy managing director, said, “He handled some very treacherous shoals very well. He did not cave under political pressure and on the other hand, he did the best he could to advance what he thought was right.”However, with all the speculations making rounds, Rajan has maintained a tight lip. In an interview published in Forbes last week, he had said that central banking jobs are “very polluted”. He further added, “You have to have a very good sense of where the political terrain lies and how far you can go without upsetting the balance.”last_img read more