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Zinedine Zidane confirms Real forward Jese Rodriguez in talks to join PSG

first_imgReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed on Wednesday that Spanish forward Jese Rodriguez is in talks over a move away from the club to sign for Paris St Germain.The 23-year-old has one season remaining on his contract with the Champions League winners but the desire for more playing time appears to be the motivation for a possible transfer to Ligue 1.”It’s not a done deal but negotiations are going well,” Zidane told the club’s official website ( ahead of the pre-season friendly against Bayern Munich in New Jersey on Wednesday.”Once we return to Madrid, we will know more about this issue.”Jese scored six goals and assisted on six more in 39 appearances for Real in the 2015-16 campaign but only started 12 of those games.The return of Spanish forward Alvaro Morata after two seasons with Italian champions Juventus will further limit Jese’s playing time in an already star-studded attack that includes Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. (Also read: Zinedine Zidane insists Alvaro Morata is staying at Real Madrid)Zidane believes a move to PSG would be the best option for the player.”I think it’s the ideal place for him because it’s a good team and he will score many goals there,” Zidane added. “It’s an important club.”A Real Madrid youth product, Jese was promoted to the first team in 2013 and scored eight goals in 31 appearances in his first season with the side. However, a knee injury limited him to just 23 appearances in the following campaign.advertisementSpanish sports daily Marca reported this week that Jese has agreed to sign a four-year deal with the French champions and would move to Paris for a fee of 25 million euros ($27.98 million).Zidane did give a strong indication that Real may include a buy-back clause in Jese’s contract, just as the club did when Morata joined Juvetus two years ago. (Also read: Real Madrid edge past Chelsea 3-2 in Michigan)”I hope that everything goes well for him and that he returns to Real Madrid, which is his home,” Zidane said.”Perhaps it will be a year and he then comes back.”Spanish coach Unai Emery, who replaced Laurent Blanc at PSG last month, recently declared his admiration for Jese, a player he previously attempted to acquire during his three-and-a-half year stint with Sevilla.Should the deal be completed, Jese will become the first player from Real’s first team to leave the club this off-season($1 = 0.8936 euros)last_img read more

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OSU will not take a QB to Big 12 media days

first_imgFor Big 12 Media Days next month in Dallas, #okstate plans to take Josh Stewart, Calvin Barnett and Shaun Lewis.— Kelly Hines (@KellyHinesTW) June 26, 2013Everybody freak out!Actually it is kind of interesting. You would think if Gundy had already decided (I had presumed he had) that 19th-year senior Clint Chelf would be headed to media days. He’s a good spokesperson for the team and as a team with a 10.5 win over/under don’t you kind of want to send the guy running the show?Lunt[1. I’m still allowed to speak his name, yes?] didn’t go last year but that was because he was at prom a freshman.More drama to come, I’m sure.Also, this tweet from Evan Epstein was humorous.@KellyHinesTW SEND AN OLINEMAN!!!!— Evan Epstein (@EvanEpstein60) June 26, 2013 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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15 days agoChelsea winger Christian Pulisic: I feel the best I ever have. I feel very confident

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic: I feel the best I ever have. I feel very confidentby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Pulisic insists he feels better than ever ahead of the USA’s clash with Cuba on Friday.The winger has had to bide his time on the Chelsea bench in recent weeks, but the 21-year-old says he is feeling in peak condition to play.”I feel the best I ever have. I feel very confident in my game. I’m not going to let any of that affect me,” Pulisic said on Wednesday. I feel very strong, and I’m really looking forward to this game (on) Friday.”Asked about his situation at Stamford Bridge, Pulisic was blunt in his response.”I’m here now to be focused with the US national team, so that’s really all that’s on my mind right now.” last_img read more

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Overmars: Alvarez could come to Ajax

first_imgMexico international Edson Alvarez is still on Ajax’s wishlist as the club prepares to replace Matthijs de Ligt.In fact, according to Marc Overmars, the Dutch club’s Director of Football, Alvarez would be on the list even if De Ligt weren’t headed for Juventus this summer.”That is not directly related to the departure of Matthijs de Ligt. Alvarez is a player who has a good reputation in our books. His arrival could indeed happen,” Overmars told reporters in Austria. “I think he has the right age – 21 years old, he’s a regular starter for the Mexico national team and we know him very well because we’ve been following him for quite some time now. He’s had good development, and he’s versatile.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Alvarez developed as a center back and has played at that position for both Club America and the Mexico national team. He played right back for El Tri as well in 2017 and 2018, but under Tata Martino has settled into a holding midfield role in the center of a 4-3-3. Club America manager Miguel Herrera said this summer that Alvarez’s exit from the Mexico City club wasn’t yet finalized, but the player said during the Gold Cup that his “dream I desire with all my heart” is playing in Europe.Prior to Mexico’s 1-0 win over the United States in the Gold Cup final, Alvarez insisted his head was totally on the match but allowed that his mind still is set on moving abroad.”Right now my mind is 100 per cent on tomorrow’s game. It’s a tournament and a trophy that I don’t have on my personal list yet. We’ll see about Europe later, with more calmness,” Alvarez told Goal before the Gold Cup final. “Obviously I’m really hopeful to go to European football.”That’s not always typical for Mexican players, many of whom stay in Liga MX with its lucrative contracts and the draw of living near loved ones stronger than the pull of the European game. However, Alvarez and former America teammate Diego Lainez, now with Real Betis, have been consistent in their desire to challenge themselves at a higher level.Alvarez is currently on post-Gold Cup vacation, missing out on his team’s Campeon de Campeones win on penalty kicks against Tigres on Sunday. Las Aguilas kick off their season hosting Monterrey on Saturday at the Estadio Azteca.last_img read more

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Shipping Emissions Part of New Paris Climate Draft

first_imgzoom International shipping and aviation emissions have been reinserted into the draft Paris agreement during the five-day climate talks held in Bonn, Germany, last week.However, the draft’s language needs to be considerably strengthened if it is to help curb the two sectors’ climate impact, according to sustainable transport group Transport & Environment.The shipping and aviation sectors were initially exempted from targeted CO2 emissions cuts in the December Paris climate agreement, as the text issued by the Paris talks’ co-chairs on October 5 showed, T&E said.At the end of the last week’s talks before negotiations in Paris, the proposals from all countries were compiled in a 55-page document. This will be the draft text that will form the basis of the negotiations in Paris from November 30 to December 11.“International aviation and shipping emissions are the elephants in the room for the UNFCCC,” Bill Hemmings, clean shipping and aviation manager at T&E, said.”The Paris Agreement must send a clear signal – not a passing reference – to the UN bodies regulating these emissions, ICAO and IMO, that time is up and action is now due. The 2 degree global warming limit becomes next to impossible if Paris gives these sectors a free pass. The latest text is the result of developed and developing countries cooperating on this issue for the first time. There is real hope now that Paris will close these gaping loopholes.”last_img read more

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Le vaccin contre la grippe est maintenant offert

first_imgTous les Néo-Écossais sont encouragés à recevoir le vaccin contre la grippe, même les bébés âgés de six mois. « Le vaccin contre la grippe est la protection la plus sûre et la plus efficace contre la grippe pour vous et les personnes qui vous entourent, a déclaré le ministre de la Santé et du Mieux-être, Randy Delorey. Le vaccin est gratuit pour tous les Néo-Écossais et nous encourageons tout le monde à le recevoir. » Le vaccin contre la grippe est maintenant offert. Pour plus d’informations, adressez-vous à votre médecin de famille, à votre infirmière en milieu familial, à votre infirmière praticienne, à votre pharmacien ou encore au bureau de la santé publique de votre région. Il faut parfois jusqu’à deux semaines pour que le vaccin commence à offrir une protection. Les Néo-Écossais sont encouragés à se faire vacciner dans les prochaines semaines pour être bien protégés avant le début de la saison de la grippe qui commence habituellement en décembre. « Chaque année, la grippe cause de graves complications à beaucoup de gens, a déclaré la Dre Gaynor Watson-Creed, médecin-hygiéniste en chef adjoint. C’est important que tout le monde se fasse vacciner, surtout les personnes à risque élevé de subir des complications de la grippe, de même que les personnes qui en prennent soin. » Les personnes de plus de 65 ans, les enfants de six mois à cinq ans, les femmes enceintes, les Autochtones et les personnes qui souffrent d’une maladie chronique sont encouragées à se faire vacciner le plus tôt possible pour réduire le risque de subir des complications liées à la grippe. En plus de se faire vacciner tous les ans, il est important d’avoir une bonne hygiène. Il est bon de se laver les mains et aussi de se couvrir le nez et la bouche quand on tousse ou quand on éternue pour prévenir la propagation de la grippe. Les symptômes de la grippe sont souvent une fièvre élevée et soudaine, un mal de tête, des douleurs générales, de la fatigue et de la faiblesse, un écoulement nasal, de la congestion, des éternuements et un mal de gorge. Les personnes qui présentent des symptômes de la grippe doivent rester à la maison et réduire leurs contacts directs avec les autres. Pour plus d’information, visitez le .last_img read more

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66th National Awards Gujarati movie Hellaro wins best film

first_imgNew Delhi: Twenty-seven vernacular films bagged the 66th National Film Award among others in different criteria this year, the Jury chairpersons announced in a press conference here on Friday. Gujarati film ‘Hellaro’ wins Best Feature Film Award, whereas ‘Badhai Ho’ bagged the award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.’Padman’ declared as the best film on social issues, while Kannada film ‘Ondalla Eradalla’ got Nargis Dutt Award for best feature film on national integration. Film director Rahul Rawail – Chairperson of Feature Film Category, AS Kanal- Chairperson of Non-Feature Film Category and film critic and filmmaker Utpal Borpujari – Chairperson of Best Writing on Cinema submitted the list to the I&B minister Prakash Javadekar early during the day. Further, popular Hindi film actors Ayushman Khurana and Vicky Kaushal jointly bagged the Best Actor Award for their performances in ‘Andhadhun’ and ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’. Swanand Kirkire has won the Best Supporting Actor award for Marathi film ‘Chumbak’, while Southern popular actress Keerthy Suresh has won the Best Actress category for her performance in Telugu movie ‘Mahanati’. Apart from Telugu, the 26-years old actress has done films in Tamil and Malayalam also. Veteran Actress Surekha Sikri has been awarded as Best Supporting Actress for her stupendous performance in Hindi film ‘Badhai Ho’. Master PV Rohith, a southern child artist bagged the Best Child Artist Award for his lead role in Kannada film ‘Ondella Eradalla’, directed by D Satya Prakash, along with Sameep Singh for Punjabi film ‘Harjeeta’, Talha Arshad Reshi for Urdu film ‘Hamid’ and Shrinivas Pokale for Marathi film ‘Naal’. Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti’s Marathi film ‘Naal’ – a story of an eight-year-old mischievous boy, living in a remote village in Maharashtra has won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director, while Aditya Dhar won Best Director Award for ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’. Besides, in the special category, Addinath Kothare’s Marathi film ‘Paani’ has won the National Film Award in Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation category and Rishab Shetty’s Kannada movie ‘Sarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shale Kasargodu’ bagged the Best Children’s Film Award. Singer Arijit Singh has won best male playback singer award for his song ‘Binte Dil’ from the Hindi film ‘Padmavat’ and Bindhu Malini won the Best Female Playback Singer for her song ‘Maayavi Manave’ from Kannada film ‘Nathicharami’. Veteran cameraman M J Radhakrishnan, who died last month, will be Awarded Best Cinematography Award for Malayalam film ‘Olu’. Actor turned director Rahul Ravindran has won Best Screenplay for Telugu film ‘Chi La Sow’, along with Sriram Raghavan, Arijit Biswas, Yogesh Chandekar, Hemant Rao and Pooja Ladha Surti for Hindi film ‘Andhadhun’ and Bengali actor turned director Churni Ganguly for her film ‘Tarikh’. Popular Bengali director Srijit Mukherjee’s ‘Ek Je Chhilo Raja’ bagged the Best Bengali Film Award; Deepika Padukone’s ‘Ghoomer’ song from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavat’ has won Best Choreography Award. Kruti Mahesh Madya and Jyoti Tomar will be awarded. Apart from that Sanjay Leela Bhansali also bagged Best Music Direction Award for the same film along with Shashwat Sachdev for ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’. Bengali director Indradip Dasgupta will also be awarded Special Jury Award for his film ‘Kendra’. Uttarakhand has been awarded for being most film friendly state. There are 69 categories. Reportedly 419 films competed for 31 categories.last_img read more

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Driver of Burned Bus in Agadir Referred to Court of Public

Rabat – The driver of an Agadir bus, which caught fire Saturday, January 7th, in Amskroud has been referred to the investigating judge for the Court of Public Prosecution in Agadir.The referral follows a communiqué issued by the court, stating that “the driver has used his cell phone a total of 54 times while he was driving.”It has been discovered that during the early morning hours between 12am-2:12am, the period of time in which the accident occurred, he had used his mobile an astounding 14 times while driving the bus. The court’s statement went on to explain that “the referral is part of the investigation of the driver for not taking the necessary precautions during the trip and causing a traffic accident, resulting in the deaths of passengers.11 people burned to death and 22 others were injured when the bus caught fire after colliding with a truck on the highway, just 41km outside of Agadir. The bus was bound for Tafrouat.King Mohammed VI visited the bedside of one of the injured Saturday at the Mohammed VI University Hospital Center in Marrakech. The King decided to pay the funeral expenses for all the victims, in addition to health care costs for the wounded. read more

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US Lifts Laptop Ban on Emirates and Turkish Airlines Flights

By Rachel PolingRabat – The United States has lifted its laptop ban on flights out of Dubai and Istanbul, Emirates and Turkish Airlines revealed on Wednesday.The ban was lifted just three days after Etihad Airways announced that laptops and other large electronic devices were no longer prohibited on flights to the US out of Abu Dhabi. In a statement released on Twitter, Emirates Airline confirmed that “laptops and electronic devices can be taken onboard all Emirates flights from Dubai to the U.S.” The Dubai International Airport is the busiest airport for international travel, with 6.8 million passengers having traveled through the airport in May alone. According to an Emirates spokeswoman, the laptop ban was revoked due to new security measures implemented by the US.Since the ban was instated in March, Emirates has reduced its amount of flights from 12to 5 US cities.In the Emirates Group Annual Report, the airline stated that its profit in its 2016-2017 year is 82 percent lower than last years. According to Emirates, the decrease in profit is in part connected to the laptop ban.Turkish Airlines also alluded that the laptop ban had been lifted on twitter. On Wednesday the airline tweeted “Dear Passengers, #WelcomeOnBoard to our US-bound flight. Please fasten your seatbelts and enjoy your own electronic devices.”The US laptop ban went into effect in March, prohibiting laptops and other large electronic devices on direct flights to the USfrom 10 airports in8 Muslim-majority countries: Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Turkey. While the ban has been lifted for Emirates and Turkish airlines, it still remains in effect in the remaining 6countries.The ban prohibits passengers from carrying electronic devices larger than 16cm by 9.3cm by 1.5cm on board aircrafts.Along with the US, the United Kingdom has also placed a laptop ban on flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia.According to a state news agency SPA report, Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) expects that the laptop ban will be lifted on flights out of Jeddah and Riyadh by July 19. read more

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Island States call for concrete results from upcoming UN climate change meeting

29 September 2010Three small island States today said the forthcoming climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico, must come up with a binding agreement to address the problem, stressing at the General Assembly that the their unique vulnerability made the issue even more urgent for them. “We are threatening to destroy our own world, as we shamelessly squabble over dollars and degrees,” said Camillo Gonsalves, the Permanent Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, in his statement to the General Assembly’s high-level debate.“Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has no interest in fiddling merrily while the Earth drowns, suffocates or burns. Climate change is the global challenge of out time, and failure and delay can no longer be a viable option,” Mr. Gonsalves said.Tuvalu, for its part, decried the slow progress in climate change negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and what the country said was the lack of concrete commitments by key greenhouse gases emitting countries.Afelee Falema Pita, Tuvalu’s Permanent Representative to the UN, said his country would like to see three key commitments made at Cancun.“First, we would like to see all amendments and rules for the Kyoto Protocol agreed, so that such amendments are ready for ratification to avoid a gap in the commitments period,” said Mr. Pita.“Second, we should decide on a mandate to start negotiations on a new legally binding agreement based on elements of the Bali Action Plan.“And third, we should agree on a set of decisions that will provide interim steps to implement measures to be incorporated in the new legally binding agreement,” he added.Echoing the same message, Tonga urged the world to work for greater consensus on climate change than was realized in the Copenhagen conference last year.“Therein [the Copenhagen accord] lies the potential for all of us at Cancun to reach beyond our narrow national and regional interests and embrace our collective responsibility and duty to each other as nation States and to those States in particular who are most vulnerable, least responsible for this situation and least able to address the capricious whims of climate change,” Tonga’s head of delegation Sonatane Tu’Akinamolahi Taumoepeau Tupou, said in his statement to the Assembly debate. read more

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Dublin City Council passes motion to call Hogan and Irish Water before

first_imgDUBLIN CITY COUNCIL has unanimously passed a motion to call the Environment Minister and executives from the State’s new water body, Irish Water, before it in the coming weeks.The motion, proposed by Fianna Fáil councillor Mary Fitzpatrick, was passed with cross-party support at the first city council meeting since four local authorities in Dublin were forced to restrict water supply last week.This has been due to problems at the Ballymopre Eustace treatment plant which means restrictions – between 8pm and 7am – are likely to be in place until Thursday.Dublin City Engineeer, Michael Phillips, informed the council that it will be 10 years before an alternative water source to support the capital is in place.He also hit back at criticism from the Restaurants Association of Ireland over the shortages, saying that businesses who comply with conditions, such as having a 24-hour water supply on site and not connecting appliances to the mains, should not have problems.Earlier Phillips said that production at the Ballymore Eustace plant have improved thought they are still 20 per cent below the required level to meet daily demand.The motion which councillors passed tonight stated: Dublin City Council call on the Department of the Environment and Irish Water to come before them at a specially convened City Council meeting and to outline their plans for a new water source and other infrastructure improvements required to secure the water supply in Dublin City. This meeting should take place in a reasonable period of time not exceeding 60 days.As a result the City Manager is to issue invitations to the Minister Phil Hogan and Irish Water to come before the council to discuss the current water problems and the future of supply to the capital.Read: Water restrictions to remain as reservoirs remain “at an unsustainably low level”Read: New restrictions prompt calls for water project in Laois to be fast-trackedlast_img read more

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Complaint of derogatory language used by Fianna Fáil leader against journalist rejected

first_img Micheál Martin (l), and Gemma O’Doherty Source: Rollingnews.ieA COMPLAINT MADE by journalist Gemma O’Doherty regarding an appearance by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin on Newstalk radio has been dismissed in its latest round of decisions by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).O’Doherty, a former reporter with the Irish Independent, had complained to the BAI regarding the interview given by Martin on Newstalk’s Lunchtime programme on 10 May 2016.Martin had been discussing the case of Mary Boyle, the six-year-old girl who disappeared in Donegal in 1977. Two weeks prior to the interview O’Doherty claimed that he had met both her and Mary’s sister Ann, at which time they informed him that the case was “a grotesque Garda cover-up involving a politician”.On the programme, Martin stated that “Gemma O’Doherty does not believe in An Garda Síochána and does not have faith in them”.O’Doherty, in her complaint, claimed that Martin’s subsequent comments, in which he said he had “serious concerns” concerning her “political commentary”, were “derogatory and unfair” to her. She also claimed that he had implied that she thought TDs should be ‘judge, jury, and prosecutors’.Newstalk, in its rebuttal, said it was “unfortunate” that O’Doherty was disappointed with the way they handled the matter, and said that she had rung the station to complain while the programme was on air.The station said that Martin’s comments were made “in the context of the Mary Boyle disappearance” and the recent meeting he had had with O’Doherty and Mary Boyle’s sister. It also said that her view in respect of the gardaí “had been widely reported in the media already”.O’Doherty’s complaints were made under the Broadcasting Act 2009 and certain sections of both the BAI’s Code of Fairness, Objectivity and Impartiality in News and Current Affairs and its Code of Programme Standards.In response, the BAI determined that the audience would have understood that Martin’s comments regarding O’Doherty and the gardaí were “clearly relating to the case of the disappearance of Mary Boyle rather than being remarks suggesting that the complainant had no faith in An Garda Síochána or the justice system as a whole”.The committee stated that, while Martin’s pronouncements would have been problematic “if taken in isolation”, they “could not be considered in isolation from the discussion as a whole”.It likewise noted the fact that Newstalk had given the complainant an offer of a clarification to be read out on air, and that this offer was not taken as O’Doherty wished to sort out her views on air in person.Having reviewed the matter, the BAI did not agree with the complainant that the broadcast infringed the Broadcasting Act and the BAI’s own codes, and rejected her complaint.Comments are closed for legal reasonsRead: Ibrahim Halawa’s trial delayed for 22nd timeRead: ‘It’s confusing for people’: Irish Heart says saturated fats link to heart disease still valid Thursday 27 Apr 2017, 6:15 AM Apr 27th 2017, 6:15 AM 19,390 Views Share8 Tweet Email No Comments Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Cianan Brennan Complaint of ‘derogatory’ language used by Fianna Fáil leader against journalist rejected Gemma O’Doherty had alleged that Micheál Martin had spoken about her in a ‘derogatory and unfair’ manner on Newstalk radio.last_img read more

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Reaping the fruits

first_imgJeff Halacas was just two months-old when the Castlemaine fruit and veg store he now co-owns first opened its doors.“I grew up saying ‘I’m never going to be in it’, but I just love food and I love doing it,” he says.Business profile: Jeff HalacasEstablished 33 years ago by Halacas’ parents, who migrated to Australia from Greece in the late 1950s, Castlemaine Fruit Supply has now become much more than the average fruit and veg shop.“We’ve got a bakery and a deli section, just like a little grocery store,” Halacas says.“We predominantly use as local as possible, so we have our own bakers that bake for us, we do our own cakes, muffins, jams, dips and stuff like that out of our own kitchen.”“Then out of the orchard we grow all our own apples, pears, cherries, peaches, nectarines, stone fruits, quinces,” which he says are a hit with both the locals and the hoards of weekend tourists that flock to the foodie country town.“We’ve also got Greek Firikia and Koudoula apples that we grow ourselves,” he says, adding that his family might be the only Australian producers of the Greek varieties.“My grandfather, when he bought the orchard [in the 1960s], he grafted them,” Halacas says. They’re now available at several Melbourne markets including St Albans and the Queen Victoria Market.The whole operation continues to be a family affair too, with Halacas crediting the close cooperation between his relatives as a key reason for the business’ ongoing success.Among a staff of about 30, Halacas and his cousin Dennis run the shop while mum and aunty take care of the kitchen duties, Uncle George is out in the orchard, and dad and another uncle head to the markets.“Having so many family members working well together, that’s probably been the main key,” though he also points out that it’s important to maintain a point of difference in the market.“Our main thing is that we do grow a lot of our own stuff, we do bake and make a lot of our own stuff, and then whatever else we have in terms of honeys and coffees is as local as possible,” he says.“We branch out and are constantly changing the business, reinventing it. At the start it was purely a fruit and veg shop, whereas now it’s become so much more. Anything you need, any food or ingredient, we’ve got it, or we will get it.”Halacas says the soaring demand for exotic ingredients is a result of the expanding taste buds of the local population.“When dad first started we basically sold spuds and carrots and stuff, and it’s just moved so much with the times where even things like galangal and kaffir lime leaves are things that are on the shelf now, whereas before they were things that people asked for.“So there’s nothing really that we don’t have. Even Asian food has gone huge, so we’ve got a lot of sushi stuff and all those sorts of foods,” he says.He also credits an unexpected source for the recent development in the local palette.“Thank God for Jamie Oliver!” he exclaims, “because without him people wouldn’t be so open to so many different foods, and he does push for local stuff, so I do think that these sorts of shows like MasterChef have got a big part to play.”The Halacas family have further capitalised by introducing Mediterranean specialities straight from their own kitchen into the 12,000-strong largely Anglo-Australian local market.“Being a Greek family in such an Australian community, which is not as diverse as in Melbourne, people relate to the product because we’re making it,” Halacas says.“Falafels, pestoes, tapenades, all that sort of deli stuff. Then, now with Easter we made a heap of tsourekia and sold a hell of a lot of those. Kourabiedes and all the different Greek biscuits as well,” he says.Above all though, Jeff Halacas says it’s important to be honest with your customers and your product.“Keep things fresh, keep them local and consistent. We really rely on quality and consistency in our product,” he says.Castlemaine Fruit Supply can be found at 73 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine and is open Mon-Fri 7.30am-7pm, Sat 7am-4pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Ph: (03) 5472 2793. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Un accord gouvernemental pour mieux recycler les cartouches dencre

first_imgUn accord gouvernemental pour mieux recycler les cartouches d’encre Ce 22 novembre 2011 à 10h était signé un accord-cadre pour augmenter le taux de réutilisation et recyclage des cartouches d’imprimantes. Seuls deux tiers des 19 400 tonnes de cartouches commercialisées en 2009 ont été collectés, et seulement la moitié est recyclée et réutilisée. La ministre du Développement durable, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, fixe, via cet accord, des objectifs ambitieux pour 2015: 70 % de réutilisation et recyclage des quantités collectées (contre 50% pour l’instant), et 95% de revalorisation sous d’autres formes.À lire aussiRecycler du pain pour en faire de la bière, l’ingénieux projet imaginé par des BritanniquesTreize de fabricant de cartouches tels que Canon, Epson ou HP se sont déjà engagés dans cette volonté de recyclage. Leur site d’information grand public Cart’Touch sera également en ligne aujourd’hui. En effet, savoir comment recycler ses cartouches ne s’improvisent pas, et si elles ne sont pas prises en charge elles finissent en décharge ou incinérée.Ces petites bêtes détruisent déjà nos économies, évitons qu’elles détruisent aussi notre environnement.Le 22 novembre 2011 à 17:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Pokemon Fan Finally Maxes Out Pokewalker… Seven Years Later

first_imgStay on target Before Pokemon Go, there was the Pokewalker.The Poke Ball-shaped pedometer was released in 2010 alongside the Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver game remakes for Nintendo DS.Three buttons control the small monochrome LCD screen, where every step you take Sting is watching you is recorded; daily step counts influence which wild Pokemon and in-game items appear to players.Part Tamagotchi/Pokemon Pikachu, part measuring device, the Pokewalker has mostly fallen out of fashion. Which is why it came as a surprise on Tuesday when a Japanese owner announced he “finally” maxed out his wearable—seven years later.Twitter user suica_pokeca (who goes by the title “watermelon” online) this week posted photos of his achievement: 9,999,999 steps.suica_pokeca (Twitter)Ten thousand steps—the daily recommendation for most people—equates to almost 5 miles, according to The Walking Site. Which means, based on rough calculations, Suica has trekked an impressive 5,000 miles since 2010.It’s unclear what he’s been up to for seven years, but he could have walked from Tokyo to Perth, Australia, in that time. Or strolled across the US—from New York to California—and back again.Like any pedometer, folks can cheat the system by dropping the Pokewalker on a table or shaking it repeatedly. But it doesn’t take seven years to rattle your way to 10 million steps, suggesting Suica’s milestone is legit.suica_pokeca (Twitter)As reported by Kotaku, the user’s preferred method of transportation is bicycle, which reportedly does not accurately compute steps the way taking actual strides would.Suica, however, is not Nintendo’s first success story: In 2013, YouTuber Brian Salguero (owner of TWO Pokewalkers) published a video of the “Good job!” message and “special gift” received upon reaching 10 million steps.“It took almost three years since they were released in America to reach that amount fairly,” he wrote in the description.The disappointment in Salguero’s voice, though, when he finds a new Starf Berry in his collection is almost too much to bear. Finally, Ash Ketchum Is A Pokemon MasterMint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107K last_img read more

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McGregor expected to be Scotlands first choice option

first_imgScotland national team head coach Alex McLeish has hinted he expects Allan McGregor to be the country’s first choice goalkeeper provided he maintains his form.The Rangers Football Club shot-stopper was on the bench as Craig Gordon was put in goal for Friday’s 4-0 home defeat to Belgium but should be back between the sticks for his country in no time.While neither McGregor nor his Celtic counterpart Craig Gordon joined the national team on the summer tour of Mexico and Peru, the former, who already has 38 caps and 14 clean sheets to his name, did impress his national boss in the March doubleheader with Costa Rica and Hungary, which Gordon missed through injury.That appears to have given him the edge over his colleague and although Gordon, who has served up 22 clean sheets while accumulating his 52 caps, was chosen to face Belgium in Friday’s final warm-up for the Nations League, it is McGregor who will be reinstalled when the competitive action kicks off against Albania at Hampden tomorrow night.Scotland v Israel - UEFA Nations League CAlex McLeish: We were nervous in parts of the game Boro Tanchev – March 24, 2019 Scotland coach Alex McLeish admits his players were a bit nervous during the away game at San Marino.“Allan has been there in the earlier games. Against Hungary – he did really well in that game,” said McLeish, according to The ScotsMan.“So I guess sometimes if someone has a really good game ahead of the other one who is maybe not there it kind of could look as if it is going their way.”But with a keeper of Gordon’s calibre waiting in the wings, McLeish will continue to assess the situation and may make a switch should McGregor’s standards slip.“It is hard for me to separate these guys. Going forward I am going to need wee Kofi Annan or [Scotland goalkeeping coach] Stevie ‘Kofi Annan’ Woods!”last_img read more

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63 have begun preparing for gender pay reporting requirements

first_imgAlmost two-thirds (63%) of employer respondents have taken action to prepare for the introduction of compulsory gender pay reporting, according to research by Willis Towers Watson.Its survey of 68 employers also found that 16% of respondents have needed to make changes to their reward programmes as a result of this action.The government’s draft regulations require organisations with 250 employees or more to publically disclose gender pay gap data, including bonuses, from April 2017.The research also found:91% of respondents feel prepared for the new gender pay gap reporting regulations.81% of respondents believe that they have the right tools to calculate the gender pay gap in their organisation.Around a third (35%) already have all the data required to run pay reports.Less than a third (29%) have undertaken an equal pay audit recently.More than three-quarters (77%) of respondents intend to carry out an equal pay audit in the next year.Around a third (35%) of respondents currently monitor gender pay levels, and 15% set targets for recruiting and retaining female staff.Tom Hellier, UK practice lead, rewards at Willis Towers Watson, said: “The survey shows the first challenge for most employers will be accessing the data they need to run the required reports. For most organisations, base pay figures are easy to access and analyse, but to comply with the legislation the same will need to be true of total pay data, the various components of which are often scattered across multiple systems.“Total pay includes bonus, sales commissions, maternity pay, and car allowances to name just a few components, so for some organisations gathering this information will be quite a challenge.”last_img read more

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OBITUARY Peter M Holmes Jr 88

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Peter M. Holmes, Jr., age 88, of Wilmington, formerly of Burlington and Acton, Maine, passed away peacefully at the Winchester Hospital on July 2, 2019, with his family by his side.Peter was born in Waltham, MA on June 8, 1931; he was the dear son of the late Peter M. Sr. and Anna (MacDermid) Holmes. Peter was raised and educated in Watertown; during his teenage years he worked as an auto mechanic for the family business, Holmes’ Jenny Service Station in Watertown.In 1949, Peter joined the Army National Guard; in October of 1950 his unit was activated and he was sent to basic and engineer training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. In 1951, he was sent overseas to Korea with the 811 Engineer Company B as a heavy vehicle operator. Peter was involved in taking the first trailer truck loaded with a D-8 Caterpillar dozer over heartbreak ridge; he was told that it was too steep, but he went up anyway and his Sergeant went up to him, shook his hand and said “nice driving son, I didn’t think you would make it.” In 1951-1952, Peter was a heavy vehicle operator who was involved in building and maintaining emergency landing strips. Peter earned his rank as Corporal and was awarded the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars as well as the UN Service Medal. In October of 1952, Peter was honorably discharged and returned home to his family.Peter was a hard worker, upon his return home, Peter along with his brother Wendell took over the family service station in Watertown; Peter Holmes Service Station. Peter had a great work ethic and a wonderful personality; his customers and friends were like family to him. The service station was like a meeting place, where friends would gather to talk and reminisce. He retired from the service station in 1985. Following retirement, Peter, found that he couldn’t sit still so he went to work as a bus driver for Lahey Clinic in Burlington, he then took a position at Olsen Cadillac where he was a shuttle driver and maintained the property and later went on to the Vacuum Barrier Company, in Woburn where he made many special friends.On September 12, 1953, Peter, married the “love of his life” Doris Smith, whom he met at the Family Service Station. They married the same day as John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier. The couple settled in Burlington where they raised their three children, Matthew, Deborah and Donna. Peter was a wonderful husband and father; he would do just about anything for his family. In 1965, Peter and Doris bought a family cottage in Barrington, New Hampshire, where the family enjoyed many years boating, waterskiing, ice skating and snowmobiling; everyone always had a lot of fun when they were up at the lake. Later in life, 1986, Peter bought a lobster boat the “Donna Lee” and ran it for 20 years out of the Saugus River. He loved the ocean and being on the boat with his family.Peter will be fondly remembered as a “great guy” who would do anything to help anyone. He was very devoted to his family and friends who will miss him dearly.Peter was the beloved husband of Doris Holmes for nearly 60 years before her passing in 2013, he was the devoted father of Matthew Holmes and his wife Debra of Milford, Deborah Noonan and her late husband Daniel of Wilmington and Donna Holmes of Sanford, ME, grandfather of Eric Holmes and his wife Crystal, Leigh Holmes, and great-grandchildren Keira and Kylie, brother of the late Wendell Holmes. Peter is also survived by many dear friends.At Peter’s request all Services will be private.Peter M. Holmes, Jr.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of June 30, 2019)In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Peter C. Carlson, 76In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Hobart W. Spring, Jr., 88In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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Report Texas Is Fourth State With Most Illegal Massage Businesses In The

first_img Share Polaris ( this image, an illegal massage business located in McAllen, Texas.Texas is the fourth state with the most illegal massage businesses, which typically force immigrant women into prostitution, according to a report published Wednesday by Polaris, an organization specialized in researching and fighting human trafficking.Only California, New York and Florida have more illegal massage businesses –which the report calls IMBs– than our state, according to Rochelle Keyhan, who works for Polaris and is the report’s lead author.The report underlines that there are currently more than 9,000 illegal massage businesses nationwide that generate approximately $2.5 billion annually.Keyhan indicated that Texas has 654 businesses of this type and almost half of those, specifically 288, are located in Houston.“In a lot of our field research, we did identify that the way the women were recruited into and, sort of, actually trafficked within Houston does model similar models as the main hub cities, which are San Francisco, Los Anegeles and New York,” Keyhan commented.Keyhan elaborated that many women who fall victims to the human trafficking by which they end up in illegal massage businesses are brought to Houston because of the proximity to the south border and also because of the connectivity the city offers through its freeway system, which connects with the United States’ east and west coasts.That means the women are sometimes brought to Houston through the border with Mexico and also that they don’t always stay in the city, but can be easily transported to other parts of the country.Keyhan also underlined Houston is doing a good job in terms of facilitating that different law enforcement and governmental agencies collaborate in the fight against human trafficking and illegal massage businesses, for instance through the work of a division that is part of the Mayor’s Office and which is led by Minal Patel Davis.The report explains that the majority of victimized women are from Asian countries –especially China– but Keyhan noted that in the case of Texas, as well as Florida, many of the victims are from Latin American nations.The researchers, who compiled quantitative data and interviewed human trafficking victims, contend that the women’s financial needs, “combined with cultural patterns that traffickers can easily take advantage of in an unfamiliar environment are among the most common vulnerabilities shared by IMB trafficking victims.”The report indicates that ending the online practices that help illegal massage businesses and working towards decreasing the public’s tolerance for this type of businesses are two important steps in order to deal with the current situation.last_img read more

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Profound Medical Corp Completes Acquisition of Philips Sonalleve MRHIFU Business

first_img Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Related Content Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more August 7, 2017 — Profound Medical Corp. recently announced that all closing conditions have been satisfied and it has completed the acquisition of Philips’ Sonalleve magnetic resonance-high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) business.Sonalleve MR-HIFU is a therapeutic platform that combines real-time MR imaging and thermometry with high-intensity focused ultrasound to enable precise and incision-free ablation of diseased tissue.Philips will continue to distribute Profound’s Tulsa-Pro system, which is designed specifically for ablation of prostate tissue and also uses real-time MR imaging with thermal ultrasound for precise ablation. In addition, Philips and Profound have now expanded this non-exclusive strategic sales relationship to include distribution of Sonalleve MR-HIFU.  For a limited time, Philips will also provide other services, including, but not limited to, manufacturing and installation.With the completion of this acquisition, Profound becomes the only company to provide a therapeutics platform that provides the precision of real-time MR imaging combined with the safety and ablation power of directional (inside-out) and focused (outside-in) ultrasound technology for the incision-free ablation of diseased tissue, according to the company.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | August 07, 2017 Profound Medical Corp. Completes Acquisition of Philips’ Sonalleve MR-HIFU Business Agreement includes distribution of Sonalleve MR-HIFU; Philips will continue to distribute Profound’s Tulsa-Pro system Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al.last_img read more

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