ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 15: Interim head coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts during The AdvoCare Showdown against the TCU Horned Frogs at AT&T Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)In almost all cases, players and coaches pay lip service to the notion that they are only looking ahead to the game in front of them. That isn’t the case for Ohio State and its biggest rival, though.Michigan is always on the Buckeyes’ minds, even when that game is months away. The team even spends time in the spring practicing specifically for that rivalry.There are a number of reasons why Ohio State has dominated that series so much since Jim Tressel took over the program almost 20 years ago. Still, it is hard to argue that the attention paid to the “Team Up North” doesn’t have any impact, given the results.Ryan Day was asked about his approach to the Ohio State-Michigan game, and he says he plans to continue the things that Urban Meyer did to keep the rivalry in focus.He went out of his way to say that he expects a tough game this season, before confirmed that the Michigan game is an every day agenda item for the program, like it had been under Meyer. He spoke about it at the Columbus Morning Sports Report earlier today. Via 247Sports:“First off, a lot of deep breaths when I started thinking about the game. I start to get a little worked up,” Day said. “And the way last year’s game went, we’re going to have our hands full next year because that kind of got one-sided and they didn’t expect that.“But we still have our Team Up North periods, which we do in the spring. This is a period where we’re practicing against them for 10 minutes. We turn on the loudspeaker and play our music and play highlights from the game before. Coach (Mick) Marotti, our strength and conditioning coach, will have those days where, if there’s 225 days until The Game then there are 225 reps that they’re about to do to end the workout. Things like this to make sure everybody understands what that rivalry is. We have a huge ceremony in the spring with the Gold Paints where former players come in and talk to the team about the rivalry. We show a video.“Nobody’s allowed to wear blue in the facility. If they do, they have to do five push-ups right on the floor. It doesn’t matter if they’re 90 years old or in a stroller, we make them do it. We make them do it. If they say the word in the facilities, same thing. So it’s a way of life. In our recruiting room, we have a list of all the people they’ve recruited, and that’s our first thing is to beat them. Then after that, we kind of go from there. So we have to live it every day.”Ohio State has national title aspirations every year, and they want to beat the Michigan States and Penn States and whichever elite programs they have in the non-conference. Even with the recent dominance, though, nothing tops the Michigan game for those in Columbus.[247Sports]
APTN National NewsThe Miss Universe pageant had its share of controversy when the host momentarily crowned the wrong winner.But as APTN’s Delaney Windigo reports Miss Universe Canada, who wasn’t in the running for any of the top spots, is getting some backlash of her own.
Peace River North MLA Dan Davies served as the MC of the rally, which has held at roughly the same time as other pro-resource rallies in Terrace, Kitimat, Smithers, and Langley. FSJ for LNG founder Alan Yu kicked things off by impressing the importance of the rally, especially given the short time remaining before Kinder Morgan’s self imposed deadline of whether or not it will proceed with its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion after halting all non-essential work last month.Sean Surerus, who company is one of two Fort St. John-based companies involved in building Trans Mountain through joint ventures, also spoke about the positive aspects of the resource industry in Canada and especially their commitment to safety.“Our shortcuts hurt us in our sector,” said Surerus. “Every moment that we’re in the media for the wrong reasons: a challenge with a pipeline, an incident in safety, a wreck of some sort. Those are ammunition for those who do not support what we do. Every one of us, we’re representing our sector, and it only takes a moment for something to happen. And in our business, a shortcut hurts us and it hurts our sector.”The rally’s keynote speaker was ResourceEd’s Steven Simons, who prior to working with ResourceED worked for the Oil and Gas Commission for a number of years. Simons spoke about many of the same things that Vivian Krause spoke about at last month’s rally, including the trend of environmental groups conducting coordinated attacks on one specific resource industry at a time in a methodical way. Simons also hosted a seminar at NLC on that topic on Saturday night. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Local grassroots organization FSJ for LNG held its second rally supporting B.C.’s resource extraction industries in just over a month this past Saturday.Around 50 vehicles, half the number that showed up to the organization’s rally on April 21st, lined up near the UFA cardlock on the city’s south side before travelling by convoy once again to Charlie Lake. A crowd of around 50 attendees then parked at the Charlie Lake boat launch for the second half of the rally, which featured several guest speakers take to the stage, which was supplied by Surerus Pipeline. Peace River North MLA Dan Davies and FFSJ for LNG’s Craig Stevens examine the inside of one of Surerus Pipeline’s 42′ pipes. Photo by Chris Newton
16 December 2010The United Nations stepped up its battle against sexual violence in conflicts around the world today with the Security Council calling for perpetrators to be publicly listed and punished with sanctions. “Even as we take this step here, catastrophe is unfolding for communities caught in the chaos of conflicts,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the 15-member body at the meeting where it unanimously adopted the resolution. It had been sponsored by 60 countries, including some where the worst cases of recent abuse have been perpetrated.The Council resolution – voicing deep concern at the slow progress in combating the scourge and the limited number of perpetrators brought to justice – stresses the need to end impunity and vowed to take “appropriate steps to address widespread or systematic sexual violence in situation of armed conflict” in accordance with procedures of relevant sanctions committees.It also asks Mr. Ban to include detailed lists of those credibly suspected of committing or being responsible for rape and other forms of sexual violence in his regular reports to the Council on the issue “Armed elements are targeting civilians, raping women and men, and terrorizing entire populations,” Mr. Ban said. “Pre-meditated campaigns are being waged with the most sinister goals: to silence women leaders, to empty areas that are filled with rich minerals but poor people, to recruit others and perpetuate the cycle of abuse.”He noted that in many places, the threat is so pervasive that women cannot cultivate land, collect water, or get the fuel they need to cook and feed their families for fear that they will be attacked in the process. “And often, the perpetrators seem to reserve particular cruelty for children, intentionally traumatizing boys and girls by forcing them to watch as their mothers are attacked, or by attacking the children themselves,” the Secretary-General added.One of the resolution’s sponsors was the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where more than 300 civilians were raped between 30 July and 2 August in the eastern Walikale region by members of rebel armed groups, including the Maï Maï Cheka and the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) – an example cited by Mr. Ban today.“Hundreds of women were raped, as were girls, boys and men. One elderly woman described her ordeal by saying, ‘Those boys who raped me could have been my grandchildren.’ One young girl, just five years old, suffered such severe physical damage that she may never fully recover. We can only imagine the psychological trauma she now endures,” the Secretary-General said.Mr. Ban went on to note that the victims may survive these attacks only to be subjected to another form of abuse as sexual violence is one of the only crimes where the victims, and not the perpetrators, are left with stigma. “This is true not only in the DRC but in other countries around the world. Victims are shamed and marginalized,” he said. “Their husbands reject them. Men and boys who are sexually attacked often suffer isolation and discrimination. Just when these individuals need support from their communities, it falls away.”But Mr. Ban also used Walikale as an example of the successes concerted action by the UN, its partners and governments can have. Two months after the mass rapes, peacekeepers from the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), in a joint operation with DRC government forces, arrested ‘Lieutenant-Colonel’ Mayele, a member of the Maï Maï Cheka rebel armed group and allegedly responsible for commanding the atrocities.“But many perpetrators are still at large,” the Secretary-General said. “MONUSCO and the UN system are helping the DRC authorities to investigate the crimes, protect witnesses and bring perpetrators to justice.Mr. Ban’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Margot Wallström, said today’s resolution will help ensure that mass rape is never again met with mass impunity. “Instead of serving as a cheap, silent and effective tactic of war, sexual violence will be a liability for armed groups. It will expose their superiors to increased international scrutiny, seal off the corridors,” Ms. Wallström said. “The resolution the Council adopted today may not bring justice to every victim throughout the history of war – but it will help to ensure that conflict-related sexual violence no longer goes unreported, unaddressed or unpunished.”Also addressing the Council were the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Alain Le Roy, and his military affairs adviser Lieutenant-General Babacar Gaye, as well as ambassadors from nearly 50 Member States.
The participation of young people in the General Assembly’s special session on children marked an historic departure from past conferences and enlivened the event with fresh perspectives, the Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today as the three-day meeting entered its final stretch.In contrast to the 1990 World Summit for Children, “the extraordinary difference and vitality that was felt in the meeting rooms and the hallways and the discussions by the inclusion of young people as participants, along with adults as official delegates, able to comment and offer their views and opinions, [created] a freshness,” Ms. Bellamy told a news conference in New York, where the meeting has been under way since Wednesday. Prior to the special session, some 400 kids attended a children’s forum, while some 250 youths were included in their countries’ official delegations. “They reminded us that children should not be seen as an expense but rather an investment,” the UNICEF chief noted. “They made it very clear that they thought that there have been plenty of words in the past and plenty of promises but it is now time for action.”In another step forward since 1990, Ms. Bellamy noted, the draft text set for adoption at the conclusion of the meeting dealt with the concerns of all States. “This outcome document clearly has very strong commitment and language on child rights and as such, with its agenda – that ranges from health to education to protection to AIDS – really is a global document,” she said, referring to the draft – A World Fit for Children. “This document applies to all countries, no matter what economic status.”Agreement on the document had not yet been reached, she said, “but there was some significant movement over the last 24 hours, particularly in agreement on strong language dealing with child rights.” “The work goes on to try and deal with the remaining paragraphs,” she added, noting that language on reproductive health was still under discussion.Stressing the need for action in the future, Ms. Bellamy said, “This meeting is not a success or failure based on whether it has an outcome document – it is a success or a failure based on what happens after the meeting.”The action plan focuses on four primary areas: promoting healthy lives, access to and completion of quality education, protection of children against abuse, violence and exploitation, and fighting HIV/AIDS. According to Ms. Bellamy, over 60 summit-level participants attended the event. In parallel to the special session, there was also a religious leaders’ forum on the role of those individuals with respect to children, as well as a forum for parliamentarians, which attracted some 250 lawmakers from 79 countries. Leaders from the private sector were on hand, as were members of civic society, with some 700 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from 119 countries attending.Statistics released by the spokesman for the President of the General Assembly showed that the special session was attended by over 2,600 delegates, 1,720 NGO representatives and 800 media correspondents. Several legal actions have also been taken during the meeting, including Somalia’s signature of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which has now been endorsed by every country on earth, and ratified by all but the United States. A dozen countries signed or ratified the treaty’s Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict, and 10 its Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.
United Nations Special Adviser Lakhdar Brahimi respects the decision taken by the Iraqi Governing Council to name Iyad Allawi as Iraq’s Prime Minister-designate, a spokesman for the world body said today in response to press questions.Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York that Mr. Brahimi will be discussing the results of his wide-ranging consultations with the Prime Minister-designate soon. Since early May, the envoy has been meeting with a broad spectrum of Iraqis with the aim of helping them come to an agreement among themselves on the formation of an interim government that will take over on 30 June and guide the country until elections are held in January 2005.The spokesman noted that the Governing Council will be dissolving itself very soon and that a preparatory committee will then be established to begin work on a national conference. Mr. Brahimi, who has been advising the Iraqis on these matters, expects to continue this work.Mr. Eckhard said the national consensus the envoy has been trying to forge was not focused on the office of the Prime Minister but rather on the kind of institutions and government that are being established: the Interim Iraqi Government, the Preparatory Committee for the National Conference, the National Conference itself, as well as the Election Commission.Asked if the way the announcement was made came as a surprise to the UN, the spokesman replied that that this was not the way it had been expected, but noted that the Iraqis seemed to agree on the candidate.Meanwhile, a spokesman for Mr. Brahimi said with numerous key bodies still to be formed, “it would not serve the interest of the process” to comment further on the announcement regarding the Prime Minister.”Let there be no misunderstanding, however,” the spokesman said. “Mr. Brahimi is perfectly comfortable with how the process is proceeding thus far.”
WHO spokesperson Fadela Chaib told a news briefing in Geneva that if the agency went by the book, allowing a six-month nomination process, it would take up to one year to elect its new chief.But the Board decided that it would nominate a new Director-General in a meeting from 6 to 8 November, followed by a one-day special session of the World Health Assembly on 9 November to vote on the appointment.Pressing tasks facing the new Director-General will include not only long-standing campaigns such as the battles to control HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis but also the newly emerging threat of a flu pandemic, possibly linked the current outbreak of bird flu. Acting Director-General Anders Nordström, who will continue in office until the election, will notify Member States that they may propose candidates from 1 June. Proposals will be accepted by WHO until 5 September, and the agency’s secretariat will dispatch these to Member States within a month from that date.
“The State must assume a leadership role and engage more actively to respond to the demands of thousands of families searching for the fate or whereabouts of their loved ones who disappeared during the civil war and the dictatorship,” said the members of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, at the end of their visit to the country.Jasminka Dzumhur and Ariel Dulitzky, two of the five members of the Group, visited Madrid, Catalonia, the Basque country and Andalusia, where they met with several authorities, relatives of the victims, and different civil society actors. “In all places visited during this week, the Working Group has met with hundreds of relatives. Virtually everybody has expressed deep frustration towards the administrative obstacles and difficulties they face in accessing the information needed to clarify the fate and whereabouts of their loved ones,” the experts said.“Given the passing of time and the old age of many of the witnesses and relatives, it is urgent that the State respond to their claims as an immediate priority.” The experts noted that since Spain’s return to democracy, the Government has taken limited steps to ensure truth, justice and reparation for the cases of enforced disappearances, and added that progress so far has been achieved mainly through initiatives that have been led or carried out mainly by relatives of the victims or civil society organizations.“There is no ongoing effective criminal investigation nor any person convicted,” the experts said. “The State should assume its responsibility to ensure that these initiatives are part of a comprehensive, consistent and permanent State policy.” Procedural rights to an investigation, to truth and to justice are central to victims’ perceptions of reparation, they said.Some of the challenges in the country include the fact that the Amnesty Law remains in force, the lack of a law on access to information, the difficulties in accessing archives, and the lack of a national plan for searching for disappeared persons, among others, they added. The Working Group was established in 1980 to assist families in determining the fate and whereabouts of disappeared relatives. It aims to establish a channel of communication between the families and the Governments concerned, to ensure that individual cases are investigated. The Group will present a report on its visit to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council in 2014.
The forthcoming dedicated IPCC Conference from International Mining Events, 21-23 September in Belo Horizonte’s Ouro Minas Hotel, is seeing widespread interest from the industry, reflected in the fact that 16 out of a total of 24 speaker slots have now been filled, the confirmed papers solely from the leading OEMs, consultants and mining groups. The meeting, held just before the Exposibram show, is focussed on mine planners and decision makers and with IPCC set to be the key alternative to conventional truck and shovel mining going forward, it represents an unmissable opportunity to meet the people who design, build and successfully implement these systems.The focus is not only on the fully mobile systems – fixed, semi-mobile and fully mobile IPCC systems are being covered; as are designs for waste handling/spreading, and other alternatives to truck and shovel mining, including surface miners and bucketwheel mining technology. The following covers just a range of the presentations already confirmed, with a full program to appear in the July issue of International Mining as well as on the website in the coming weeks. In addition to these papers are others from mining groups, as well as other key OEMs such as Sandvik; and other consultants including AMEC and Snowden.Those interested in speaking at the event (though remaining slots are limited) are encouraged to contact the Conference Director, Paul Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or to register, to visit the dedicated page on this site at http://corporate.im-mining.com/imevents.asp. Note that the early bird registration rate is only available for another five weeks.Speakers confirmed include:What parameters are important in the production of IPCC equipment specifications? David Morrison: Global Manager – Integrated Mining Systems, SKMIPC with fully mobile crushing plants with regard to energy efficiency and CO2 reduction. Ulrich Mentges: Senior Manager Mine Planning & Sales – Mining, ThyssenKrupp FördertechnikApplying IPCC at your mine. John McCarthy: Project Manager – IPCC Systems, P&H Mining EquipmentRelocation of semi-mobile crushing systems. Walter Kueng: CEO, Tenova TakrafUses of mobile conveying systems in handling and placement of overburden. Ted Wagner: Global Product Manager – Mobile Conveying, FLSmidthCase studies of IPCC systems under various mining conditions. Frank Hubrich: Director of Engineering, Tenova TakrafNew approaches to traditional conveying and stacking systems for waste handling. Mike Bernard: Vice President & General Manager, Terra Nova TechnologiesKey success factors for the planning, operation and maintenance of IPCC systems – a view from an operator of continuous mining systems. Ruediger Durchholz: Managing Director Engineering, RWE Power InternationalConveyor belt shifting – work preparation and execution. Ruediger Durchholz: Managing Director Engineering, RWE Power InternationalKey themesMine planning, and truck-shovel versus IPCCDesign criteria for IPCCFully Mobile IPCCSemi Mobile IPCCConveyor systems for waste handlingReal mine case studiesRelocation of IPC and conveyor systemOther alternatives – surface miners, bucketwheel systems
Stay on target This Insulin-Delivering Pill Could Replace Injections for DiabeticsLab-Grown Insulin-Producing Cells Open Door to Type 1 Diabetes Cure Researchers have split type 2 diabetes into five sub-diseases, in an effort to help tailor and target early treatment for patients.This marks the first step toward precision medicine for the metabolic disorder, according to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal.Most diagnosed cases of diabetes (75 percent to 85 percent) are type 2, typically occurring later in life (hence its “adult-onset” title)—when the body stops producing enough insulin to meet the increased demands of weight gain.But while scientists are aware that the condition is highly variable, little has been done to adapt medical care for individuals.“Evidence suggests that early treatment for diabetes is crucial to prevent life-shortening complications,” lead study author Leif Groop, a researcher at the Lund University Diabetes Center in Sweden, said in a statement. “More accurately diagnosing diabetes could give us valuable insights into how it will develop over time, allowing us to predict and treat complications before they develop.”An examination of 14,775 Scandinavian patients recently diagnosed with adult-onset diabetes revealed five different disease profiles: three severe and two mild.Among the more serious cases are a group with acute insulin resistance and a significantly higher risk of kidney disease (11 to 17 percent of patients), a set of “relatively young” insulin-deficient individuals with poor metabolic control but no auto-antibodies (9 to 20 percent), and insulin-deficient patients with auto-antibodies associated with autoimmune diabetes (6 to 15 percent).Thankfully, the disease presents itself most commonly (39 to 47 percent) as a moderate form, often seen in elderly folks; the other mild category affects 18 to 23 percent of patients, and is mainly seen in obese people.Each of these subsets of diabetes is genetically distinct, according to the study, so it’s unlikely these are simply different stages of the same disease. Which is good news for many sufferers not receiving appropriate treatment.Don’t expect a personalized prescription plan just yet, though.Additional research is required: The authors are still unsure whether the five types of adult-onset diabetes have different causes, or whether they change over time as patients age.Moving forward, analysts will continue testing and refining their results by including additional information like biomarkers, genotypes, genetic risk scores, blood pressure, and blood lipids.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Wednesday, March 21 Worthing High School 9215 Scott St. *Both Worthing High School and Woodson PK-8 will be discussed at this meeting Thursday, March. 1 Dogan Elementary School 4202 Liberty Rd. Wednesday, March 21 Hilliard Elementary School 10719 Seneca St. Tuesday, March 6 North Forest High School 10725 Mesa Dr. Share Thursday, Feb. 15 Highland Heights Elementary School 865 Paul Quinn St. Tuesday, Feb. 27 Wesley Elementary School 800 Dillard St. Wednesday, Feb. 21 Mading Elementary School 8511 Crestmont St. Tuesday, Feb. 27 Blackshear Elementary School 2900 Holman Ave. Tuesday, March 20 Henry Middle School 10702 E Hardy Rd. Tuesday, Feb. 20 Madison High School 13719 White Heather Dr. Wednesday, Feb. 14 Cullen Middle School 6900 Scott St. HISDHISD Trustees will hold a series of public meetings at schools that have been deemed with an “improvement required” status, by the Texas Education Agency. According to the district’s press release, HISD is recommending changes at 10 of the struggling schools; in light of a potential state takeover. It is also recommending changes at four additional low-performing campuses.“The state has yet to tell us what their standards are,” said HISD Board of Education President Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones, in an e-mailed statement. “So as much as these students are accelerating academically and raising the bar on their campuses, we’re shooting in the dark at a moving target.” According to the district:“The current recommendation is for eight schools to be managed by outside organizations such as a nonprofit or an institution of higher education. They are Dogan and Mading elementary schools, Henry Middle School, and Kashmere, Madison, North Forest, Wheatley and Worthing high schools. The remaining six – Blackshear, Highland Heights, Hilliard and Wesley elementary schools, Cullen Middle School and Woodson PK-8 – would be closed and reopened to serve limited grades.” Skillern-Jones says they want to be clear these are only recommendations. “We are committed to doing everything in our power under the law to keep these schools open. We are also committed to keeping these school communities informed and engaged as we navigate this process together,” said Skillern-Jones, in an e-mailed statement.All meetings will begin at 6 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 6 Wheatley High School 4801 Providence St. Wednesday, Feb. 28 Kashmere Gardens Elementary School 4901 Lockwood Dr.
HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on target Steadfast with a penchant for getting in sticky situations, kindred spirits the Doctor and Winnie-the-Pooh find their worlds collide in a new collection of verse.A riff on A.A. Milne’s classic Now We Are Six, BBC Books’ upcoming Now We Are Six Hundred compiles 50 ballads inspired by the world of Doctor Who.“This is a collection of charming, funny and whimsical poems that celebrate the joys, sorrows, and wonders of Time Lord life,” according to the publisher.Author James Goss—a regular contributor of Who and Torchwood tie-in novels and audio stories—called the job a “delight.”“Who could resist retelling the fiendish Daleks’ Master Plan in verse?” he said in a statement. “Or finding bizarre and ludicrous rhymes for monster names?”The real draw (because who actually likes to read poetry?) are the charming illustrations by former showrunner Russell T. Davies, in his first role as cartoonist.“I’ve been drawing for Doctor Who long before I was writing it, so it was like time-travel for me, voyaging back to that young scribbler who used to cover his school desk with Daleks,” the writer and producer said.“BBC Books have carefully baited an irresistible trap to lure people into reading poetry,” Goss joked. “Russell’s beautiful illustrations make this the most charming Doctor Who book there’s ever been (and I’m including that magical first Doctor Who book you discovered as a child).”Doctor Who: Now We Are Six Hundred: A Collection of Time Lord Verse hits UK shelves on Sept. 14—two weeks before National Poetry Day on Sept. 28. Fans in the US can pre-order a hardcover copy for $13.51 or the Kindle version for $12.99, ahead of its Sept. 26 release.“This is a book I’ve long wanted to publish,” BBC Books publishing director Albert DePetrillo said in a statement. “James and Russell have realized the idea brilliantly, well beyond anything I’d hoped. It’s something very special, a unique gift for every Doctor Who fan.“For full effect, please be sure to read these poems aloud to your friends,” he added. “Preferably more than once.”Get a sneak peek at “The End,” Goss’s take on Milne’s original composition:“When I was OneI was not much funWhen I was TwoI was barely throughWhen I was ThreeI liked strong teaWhen I was FourI hated a boreWhen I was FiveI was really aliveWhen I was SixI somehow could never quite fit in to what was expected of me,well, not exactly but that was because things weren’t neat andthere are no easy rhymes in the universe and scansion, my dearPeri, is a thing that’s really overrated and you only have to lookat a sunset to realize that creation itself is a poem and oh nowait, got it, of course, Fix! The line needed to end with Fix!”
Also:– Patrick Beverly already inside KD’s head– Ben Simmons has Cam Newton-like inconsistency– Colin’s big NBA bet– Clippers making the case for Kawhi to join– Colin chooses Russell Wilson or…. Guests:Doug Gottlieb, Matt Barnes, Albert Breer, and Jim Jackson The Seahawks owed Russell WilsonRussell Wilson and the Seahawks agreed to a massive 4-year/$140 million extension last night, after Wilson imposed an April 15 deadline to reach a long term deal, and Colin thinks Wilson’s hardball contract tactics were brilliant, and Seattle owed him.Wilson turned around the sputtering franchise when he entered the league, but for some reason has never gotten the respect from teammates, Pete Carroll, and the front office to match what will be a Hall of Fame career. This contract helps turn the page and makes Russ the unquestioned leader of the franchise. It was smart for Seattle to pay up and move ahead.
AirAsia X has launched its service from the Gold Coast to Auckland, New Zealand and in turn will connect New Zealand to its vast network of over 100 destinations with the first flight to Auckland taking off on 22nd March, 2016.This new route for the popular low cost carrier went on sale yesterday morning (2.01am Gold Coast time 13 January) and will continue until 24 January 2016, or until sold out, with an incredible low fare available for a limited time only of from AUD$119* one-way to Auckland.The travel period is from 22 March 2016 to 5 Feb 2017.AirAsia X’s popular Premium flatbed seats will also be on sale from AUD$299* one-way.AirAsia X will commence services with daily flights between Gold Coast and Auckland. Flights will depart Gold Coast at 9.05am each day for Auckland arriving at 3.30pm local time.AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail said, “We’re delighted to launch this service and bring added competition to this popular route across the Tasman and provide another low cost travel option.“The Gold Coast was AirAsia X’s inaugural route from Malaysia and has been well supported by our Australian and international guests.“We’re also delighted to offer New Zealand as an exciting destination for travellers looking to enjoy the many unique experiences which New Zealand offers.”An Airbus A330-300 aircraft will operate the route with a seating capacity of 377. The configuration will be AirAsia X’s standard configuration of 365 economy seats and 12 Premium flatbed seats.AirAsia X commercial manager Australia and New Zealand Russell Hole said, “The Gold Coast is perfectly situated to allow convenient travel between our Asian network from Kuala Lumpur to New Zealand.“Two flight arrivals each day reinforces the Gold Coast’s importance to our network and continues to open up travel opportunities in this region.”Gold Coast Airport Chief Operating Officer, Marion Charlton, says, “The commencement of this daily service is a demonstration of AirAsia X’s commitment to the South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales regions.“The Gold Coast community are familiar with AirAsia X and the variety of destinations they offer by flying via Kuala Lumpur, as such, we are confident this route will perform strongly both from an inbound and outbound perspective.“Gold Coast Airport look forward to working closely with AirAsia X to ensure the success of this service into the future.”AirAsia X was the first low cost carrier in the world to introduce flatbed seats, which have standard business class specifications of 20” width, 60” pitch and stretch out to 77” in full recline position.They feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen.Business Class guests also enjoy complimentary products and services including Pick A Seat, Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage, Baggage Allowance, Flight Change, Combo Meal and Premium Pillow & Duvet.The Quiet Zone is another innovative product option available to guests on AirAsia’s A330-300 fleet.The Quiet Zone has been reserved exclusively for guests aged above 12 and comprises the first seven economy class rows (row 7-14), immediately after the Premium cabin. The section also features ambient soft lighting for a more relaxing cabin atmosphere as well as early meal service. Book hereSource = AirAsia
Ghana and Kenya have agreed to work together to strengthen the tourism industry in their respective countries. This was agreed at a meeting held, at the recently concluded ITB Berlin, between Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare and Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary (Minister) for East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism, Phyllis Kandie.Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts said, “It is a great honour to work with Kenyan tourism stakeholders…We are ready to share our experience and we hope we would learn a lot from you as we try to find ways to develop our hotel and catering schools in Ghana.”She also mentioned that Kenya has rich experience in the field of tourism and hospitality, human capacity development, and collaborating with the East African country would help strengthen and shape Ghana’s hospitality industry.Phyllis Kandie, in the other hand was happy about the collaboration between the two countries to share knowledge on their strengths to develop the tourism industry and said one area Kenya was looking at enhancing is cultural tourism which she believed Ghana was very strong in. She said she would lead a team from her Ministry to Ghana to study Ghana’s model.
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87 of Crookston MN formerly of East Grand Forks MN died Tuesday September 27 at Villa St Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston (Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home Crookston MN)Family members of a 24 year-old boy Benjamin Okoli who was allegedly shot dead by an officer of Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) in Ondo State five months ago are now seeking for justice Already the family’s lawyer Mr Orlu Mills had petitioned the State Commissioner of police on the matter Benjamin who is an Okada rider and also the bread winner of his family was allegedly gunned down by a prison officer whose identity was yet to be known at the premises of Olukayode Magistrate court in Akure the state capital while attempting to escape from the court It was learnt that the deceased was arrested by men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on his way home along Arakale area from where he had gone to buy fuel He was handed over to Men of the Ondo State Criminal Investigation Department (SCIB) of the Nigeria Police His offence was that he violated an order by the State government which had temporarily put a ban to Okada riding at that time According to the deceased elder’s brother Emmanuel his brother was detained for 10 days before he was finally arraigned at the Court on August 5 2015 Emmanuel said “we engaged a lawyer and he was able to secure his bail but when the lawyer was working on his bail Benjamin tried to escape which I think was a fallout of the inhuman treatment he had during his illegal detention at Olokuta Prison before he was docked “He was however caught alive immediately unarmed and returned to the black maria that brought him to prison that day in the presence of everybody though badly beaten and mercilessly tortured “Some minutes later we heard some gun shots right there and that was the last we saw or heard about our brother “We want the prison officials to tell the world why they killed our brother in a cold blood” Emmanuel said their parents’ health had deteriorated since the incident while their other siblings had not been finding it easy to pay their school fees He said on that sad day the suspect and his colleagues sensing what happened rushed his brother to the state specialist hospital where he was pronounced dead and dumped in the morgue “We were forced to cough out N42000 for the autopsy after which we had to raise another money for his burial in Kogi state “He was a very hard working young man He was into Tiles fixing and had used the okada riding business to augment things for himself and the family” he added Also the family’s lawyer Mills vowed to pursue the case to a logical conclusion Mills said “Information at our disposal showed that the prison official who shot Benjamin was just overzealous as he was not among those who pursued him in the initial place “We are aware the police have commenced investigation on the matter and we have requested the prison authorities to hand over the alleged warder for proper investigation “But we foresee a conspiracy by the Olokuta prison authority and by extension the Nigeria prison service to sweep the matter under the carpet “There must be an end to impunity and extra-judicial killings if this country must progress Nobody is above the law of the land” he stated The State prison Service Spokesman Tunde Ogundare said was investigation still on going Also the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr Femi Joseph asked for more time in order to make clarification on the matter He likened him to the captain of a capsizing ship and the messiah needed by the country.
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and health, These results are "somewhat surprising, our government, SP spokesperson Rajendra Chowdhury said. This country was founded by people who showed they would stand for what they believed was right and who had the confidence to withstand the criticism that inevitably would come. Recent reports suggest that DHS plans to ramp up detention, but for Nigerians who vehemently refused, “This man (Obasanjo) should serve his God. Norwood University began to trend on Twitter. this year.
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