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Signed out of prison but not signed up for insurance, inmates fall prey to ills

first_img Signed out of prison but not signed up for insurance, inmates fall prey to ills Tags Medicaidpatientspolicy Matt York/AP Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Jay Hancock — Kaiser Health News and Beth Schwartzapfel — The Marshall Project Log In | Learn More INDIANAPOLIS — Before he went to prison, Ernest killed his 2-year-old daughter in the grip of a psychotic delusion. When the Indiana Department of Correction released him in 2015, he was terrified something awful might happen again.He had to see a doctor. He had only a month’s worth of pills to control his delusions and mania. He was desperate for insurance coverage. By Jay Hancock — Kaiser Health News and Beth Schwartzapfel — The Marshall Project Dec. 6, 2016 Reprints STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included? GET STARTED Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED About the Author Reprints What is it? Politics last_img read more

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South Wales Metro ECI contracts awarded

first_imgUK: Transport for Wales has awarded Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens Mobility early contractor involvement contracts ahead of procurement for the first stages of the South Wales Metro project.The project which is scheduled to be completed in 2023 covers modernisation, capacity enhancement and electrification works on branch lines around Cardiff and the delivery of a new fleet of Stadler EMUs. The ECI contracts announced on June 21 cover planning and design of the control systems, trackwork, stations and the maintenance depot at Taff’s Well.‘The development of the metro will be a major boost to the local economy of South Wales, creating jobs directly and in the local supply chain’, said TfW Chief Executive James Price. ‘We will work closely with Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens as they help us develop our vision of a high quality, safe, integrated, affordable and accessible transport network of which the people of South Wales are proud.’last_img read more

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University of West Florida 2018 Fall Youth Clinic

first_img2018 Fall Youth Clinic RegistrationPENSACOLA, Fla.- The University of West Florida volleyball team is going to have their 2018 youth clinic to learn all the fundamentals of volleyball. The clinic will be this Sunday, December 9th from 5:00- 7:30 pm in the UWF Field House.The UWF volleyball team and staff will be coaching skills such as setting, hitting, passing, and serving. This is for ages in grades 4th – 8th. With 10 players and 3 coaches, the coaches to player ratio allows great opportunities for one-on-one training.The West Florida volleyball team finished their season nationally ranked at No. 24 and with much to be excited about. The Argos finished with a record of 25-8 overall and 15-1 in the Gulf South Conference. In postseason, the Argos hosted the GSC tournament where they won against West Alabama in five competitive sets.UWF won their eighth GSC tournament championship. Mackenzie Chrisman, Nadine Williams and Makila York all received All-Tournament team honors.The Argos went onto the NCAA Regionals hosted by Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, FL. The ladies faced Florida Southern where the season came to an end in four hard fought sets. Caleigh Morrison received All-Tournament team honors.In the postseason awards, Mackenzie Chrisman earned D2CCA All-South Region first team and Jordyn Poppen earned D2CCA All-South Region second team. For the AVCA, Jordyn Poppen received Division II All-South Region team Nadine Williams earned Division II All-South Region Honorable Mention. Finally, Jordyn Poppen was named an AVCA All-American. Poppen earned honorable mention AVCA All-American honors.The 2018 Fall Youth Clinic is a great opportunity full of learning, fun, and volleyball. The UWF volleyball team is full of wonderful young women who have a passion for the sport and are excited to teach what they know.To register now and hold a spot please click here: 2018 Fall Youth Clinic Registration.The clinic is 50 dollars a participant and walk ups are welcome, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Checks can be made out to ACE Volleyball.For more information contact Patricia Gandolfo at [email protected], or visit acevolleyballcamps.com.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Gregg Popovich prefers Adam Silver over ‘cowardly’ President Donald Trump

first_img“Sometimes, it’s kind of Orwellian. You think we’re living in a place where, ‘Is this really happening?’ But that comparison was pretty stark when you put our president up against those leaders when he’s with them or talking to him and how he reacts compared to the way Adam Silver reacted. I was proud of him. It was great.”Asked about Trump’s comments, Popovich added: “All I did was make a comparison between Adam Silver’s show of principle and courage in a tough situation, as opposed to how our president reacts when in the company of authoritarian figures, whether it’s Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Russia or Turkey, whatever it is.”It comes off as really feckless, impotent, cowardly by comparison.” San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said Sunday he prefers NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s leadership to that of President Donald Trump.Popovich was responding to criticism from Trump, who blasted the Spurs coach and Golden State Warriors counterpart Steve Kerr last week for their responses to questions about the NBA-China controversy. Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey issued an apology for a now-deleted tweet, that read “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong” amid the ongoing protests in the region.While Popovich and Kerr unwilling to discuss the matter, Silver drew praise for his response after saying the league was “apologetic” but added that “we are not apologising for Daryl exercising his freedom of expression”.final frames from today’s action pic.twitter.com/Fvt2x3HedB— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) October 13, 2019Popovich – who has been critical of Trump in the past – told reporters prior to the Spurs’ 123-114 preseason loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday: “[Silver] stood by our nation and its principles. That’s pretty huge in these days.last_img read more

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The 5 Worst CEOs in Tech

first_imgRelated Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now As it stands, Yahoo today is a hodge-podge of mildy interesting services and has-been services. Lukewarm partnering deals with Microsoft and a lot of cost-cutting do not a sustainable business build. Meanwhile, the company has largely failed to improve its areas of strength and hasn’t introduced anything new and interesting during Bartz’s tenure. Here’s hoping someone puts some life back into Flickr before the inevitable sale of Yahoo for much less than the hefty price tag Microsoft offered years ago.Microsoft: Steve BallmerJust a few years ago, Microsoft seemed unbeatable. It was the 800-pound gorilla, and it looked (to many) like the company would always be the dominant tech player. Fast forward to 2011, and Microsoft is looking quite vulnerable indeed. You can thank CEO Steve Ballmer for that.While the company is in little danger of going broke, Microsoft is having a lot of trouble gaining traction outside its Windows and Office strongholds. The Xbox franchise is doing well, but the company has missed big on phones and tablets. Bing isn’t exactly displacing Google Search, either.Ballmer was at the helm during the flop known as Vista. He failed to close the deal to buy Yahoo. This year, Ballmer steered the company into an ill-advised $8.5 billion to buy Skype. And the company’s vision for Windows 8 looks, well, uninspired so far. Look for Windows 8 to be the next Vista.Microsoft needs someone with vision at the helm, and it’s not Ballmer. Nokia: Stephen ElopWith the lack of interest in Windows Phone 7, you’d have to be crazy to bet the farm on it. Especially if your company has a successful mobile OS in hand, and is partnering with a chipmaker on a next-generation mobile OS that has significant developer interest. Crazy, or Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.Elop says that Nokia couldn’t build an ecosystem around MeeGo fast enough, but jumped into a deal with Microsoft that won’t see phones delivered until this fall at the earliest. Meanwhile, the company launched its one promised MeeGo phone to great interest – and then refused to sell it in major markets like the U.S. and Germany.In essence, Elop has turned Nokia’s future over to Microsoft. Given Microsoft’s track record so far on mobile, Elop’s strategy looks like a very poor bet for the company.It’s possible that WP7-based Nokia phones are going to do well, but don’t count on it. The current crop of Windows Phone 7 phones have not sparked that much interest. Microsoft’s longstanding strategy of flailing away at a product until it catches on may not work this time, and Elop has chained Nokia to Microsoft’s sinking ship.AOL: Tim ArmstrongAs ReadWriteWeb’s Dan Rowinski wrote last week, the drama surrounding TechCrunch and Michael Arrington “is indicative of the crumbling state of AOL.”AOL’s bet on the Huffington Post and TechCrunch is starting to look, well, desperate. Content farming just isn’t what AOL needs to turn itself around. With Bartz out at Yahoo, more than a few pundits are calling for Armstrong’s head next – and I think the AOL board should deliver.According to InvestorPlace, shares for AOL are down more than 34% this year. Armstrong is far, far away from creating the “21st century’s Disney,” or even the 21st century’s NBC. But Armstrong is doing a better job than the next CEO on my list.Groupon: Andrew MasonLet me paraphrase Ghostbusters here: Andrew, when Google asks if you want to sell a startup for $6 billion, you say yes!But Andrew Mason, CEO of Groupon, has his eyes on a bigger prize. Namely, an IPO where they hope to rake in bigger bucks. But the filings, well, they’ve been a little creative, leaving out tiny expenses like marketing. Oops. Groupon’s “adjusted consolidated segment operating income” didn’t please the Securities and Exchange Commission.Groupon’s finances might look better if Mason hadn’t already cashed in $28 million and other partners hadn’t already nabbed nearly $380 million out of its financing rounds.Finally, there’s the tiny matter of a leaked memo during the quiet period. Groupon has canceled the IPO roadshow and it might be a while before the company can rally for a second try. Meanwhile, competitors like Living Social and Google are nipping at Groupon’s heels. Did I mention that Mason should have taken the $6 billion?HP: Leo ApothekerSaving the best of the worst for last, the leader of the pack of terrible CEOs is HP’s Leo Apotheker. It’s hard to overstate just how amazingly bad Apotheker’s short tenure as HP CEO is looking right now, but let’s recap.First, Apotheker pursued a highly expensive deal to buy Autonomy. That shook shareholder confidence to begin with. But then Apotheker decided to really shake things up and bail on the TouchPad. For extra class, HP spilled the TouchPad news the same day one of their folks gave a webOS keynote at LinuxCon.To be fair, Apotheker wasn’t responsible for HP buying Palm – so his decision to do a 180 on webOS and the TouchPad not even two months after the launch of the TouchPad is almost understandable. But while I’m a fan of the “fail fast” school of thought, it’s arguable that Apotheker simply didn’t give the TouchPad a fighting chance.At the same time, HP has let slip that it’s looking to exit the PC business. There’s nothing wrong with leaving an unprofitable market, of course, but IBM showed how it’s done – find a buyer, and make an organized retreat. Instead, HP is signaling that it wants out without a buyer lined up. Now HP just looks desperate.Speaking of desperate, there’s the suit against Oracle on Itanium. Even if HP somehow manages to win the suit, they’re still the losers. If you have to sue a competitor to continue supporting a platform, do you really expect customers to be brimming with confidence about the platform or the competitor’s delivery on the platform? HP continues to flog a dying platform much to the detriment of its customers and shareholders. If Apotheker wants to improve HP, he could do better than rearrange deck chairs on the Itanic.Apotheker may have a clear vision and roadmap in his head for HP – but he’s failed to articulate it in a way that’s convincing that he has HP on the right course.What’s amazing to me isn’t just how bad a job these CEOs are doing, but the money they make doing it. Even failed CEOs make millions of dollars, and (like Bartz) walk away with parting gifts in the millions. For that money, you could hire almost anyone – certainly AOL, Yahoo, Microsoft, HP and others could find better. And well they should. Soon.No doubt the ReadWriteWeb audience has some thoughts on the matter as well. Think that Apotheker is really doing a bang-up job? AOL is on the right track? Who’s your pick for worst CEO in tech? Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… joe brockmeier 1 Tags:#Analysis#enterprise Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tech CEOs are getting a lot of attention lately. With the exception of exiting Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the attention is not a good thing. From Carol Bartz’s abrupt firing to Andrew Mason’s IPO-icing shenanigans, many tech CEOs don’t seem to be earning a janitor’s salary – much less the inflated compensation they’re getting. So I decided to take a look around and see, who are the worst CEOs in tech? I limited the selection to those CEOs currently (or very near currently) working. So that means that some of the worst tech CEOs in history (see, for instance, SCO’s Darl McBride) aren’t on the list. Honorable Mention: Carol BartzWith Carol Bartz unceremoniously getting the axe this week, you might think she’d top my list of worst tech CEOs. True, Bartz didn’t manage to turn Yahoo around. However, there’s a strong argument to be made that Yahoo’s board is just as culpable in the failure to revive Yahoo as Bartz. In fact, Bartz says that Yahoo f—ed her over.(Yes, “Yahoo” – I refuse to add the exclamation point. No one has been excited about Yahoo in half a decade at least.)But Bartz makes the list because, frankly, she failed to live up to her promise as a bold CEO that would make changes. If only Bartz had been as decisive and commanding in making the right changes at Yahoo as she was in talking to Michael Arrington, Yahoo might be in much better shape today. last_img read more

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Duleep Trophy: Ashok Dinda soars into national contention

first_imgAshok Dinda’s performance in the ongoing domestic season has made him a strong contender to be selected for the national team.The Bengal fast bowler has bagged 52 wickets this season in eight matches, including two 10-wicket hauls. Whenever Bengal needed a wicket, they have thrown the ball to him and the gritty bowler has not disappointed often.The 27-year-old has grown from strength to strength with every outing and played a stellar role in East Zone making it to the final of the Duleep Trophy.He took seven wickets against West Zone and then single-handedly ran through the North Zone batting on the flat Ferozeshah Kotla pitch, with careerbest figures of eight for 123.Dinda is one of those rare pacemen who do not fear bowling on flat wickets. Instead it brings the best out of him, like it did at the Kotla.”If I have to get wickets on these pitches, I have to put in more hard work and sustain the intensity. It is easy to get wickets when conditions are favourable, but it is a challenge to take wickets on flat pitches,” Dinda told Mail Today.”For that, you have to be strong. I have worked on building my strength and fitness. This is the best that I have bowled in my career. The coach of the Bengal team (WV Raman) and my own coach (Atal Dev Burman) have fine-tuned my bowling. As the wickets kept coming my way this season, I bowled with more and more confidence.”advertisementDinda made headlines after playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League in 2008. He got selected for the ODIs on the tour of Zimbabwe in 2010, but has played only five matches in his international career so far.”If I get a chance, I will have to maintain my performance. It really motivates me to hear that people are talking about me. It helps me perform better.”Sourav Ganguly has been one of Dinda’s biggest supporters and the paceman duly acknowledges the role played by the former India captain.”I have played lot of my firstclass cricket under him and he has been a guiding force. He always tells me which line to bowl and his suggestions have helped me improve as a bowler.”East and Central in finalEast Zone completed the formalities to enter the final of the Duleep Trophy on the basis of their first innings lead against North Zone here Tuesday.It was East Zone’s first Duleep Trophy final after 2005-06. They will meet Central Zone in the title clash at Indore from Sunday.The contest was all but over when East Zone took a 28- run lead Monday after Ashok Dinda’s burst. Manish Vardhan (125) and Anustup Majumdar (144) helped themselves to centuries as East Zone declared their second innings at 319/ 5 and set North an improbable target of 348. North lost two wickets and finished the day at 126/ 3. Majumdar and Vardhan shared a 251 run stand.Brief Scores : East Zone 315 and 319/ 5 (M Vardhan 125, A Majumdar 144; P Sangwan 3/ 78) North Zone 287 and 126/ 3 ( R Dewan 45, S Dhawan 38; S Nadeem 2/ 51).last_img read more

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‘Supreme Court directive on Sardar Sarovar project is impractical’

first_imgWhat’s Hot and CoolHot or Not? With the Indian economy taking impressive strides, the rich and the affluent are spending like never before (“What’s Hot,” May 1). However, there is a cause for concern. While Mac-Books and MacMinis are flaunted as essential, the much-desired Rs 10,000 PC is hardly seen,What’s Hot and CoolHot or Not?With the Indian economy taking impressive strides, the rich and the affluent are spending like never before (“What’s Hot,” May 1). However, there is a cause for concern. While Mac-Books and MacMinis are flaunted as essential, the much-desired Rs 10,000 PC is hardly seen in the market. Clearly, the marketer is reluctant to push such lowmargin items.-R.K. Sudan, on e-mailWe are what we buy and wear. Brazen displays of gadgets and gizmos have become the order of the day. Today, an individual is revered not for his character or conduct, but for the worth of various accessories he sports. Let’s not endorse distorted values and equate a person’s status with his buying prowess.-K. Chidanand Kumar, BangaloreThe story is a treat to the eyes if not to the pocket. It shows that India is progressing fast and its citizens can aspire to acquire these gadgets. Unfortunately, these expensive things will not add to happiness in people’s lives but fuel jealousy.-Kanaka R. Nambiar, KaraikalMail of the weekTech TrackConvergence of technologies can transform societies in a big way (“The Triple Play”, May 1). One can access information on any subject and in any form- text, audio and video-instantly and even exchange it in real time across thousands of miles. In a developing and vast country like India, this could improve the efficiency of business and government manifold.-Shankar Vaidya, UdaipurDam LiesThe Supreme Court’s directive on the Sardar Sarovar project is impractical (“Dammed Development”, May 1). With so many formalities involved in the rehabilitation procedure, it is impossible for any government to rehabilitate all those displaced in just three months. Undue haste will result in large-scale irregularities and litigation, which may stall the project. The right thing to do is to penalise the governments guilty of neglecting the rehabilitation of the oustees.-Madhu Agrawal, DelhiThe dam controversy is a case of suppression of facts at every stage. The UPA Government has only highlighted the ostensible benefits of the dam and its lies have been exposed on the electricity generation front. Bureaucrats, engineers and politicians have twisted facts to suit their own preconceived notions. It is unfortunate that even sections of the national media have published biased reports to discredit Medha Patkar’s genuine movement.-H.R. Bapu Satyanarayana, MysoreNo one doubts the sincerity of Patkar and her team in fighting for the rights of the displaced people. But I am sceptical about the concern shown by actor Aamir Khan, who has suddenly jumped onto the Narmada Bachao Andolan bandwagon. A majority of celebrities join such agitations for publicity and rarely make committed social workers.-Madhu R.D. Singh, Ambala CanttIndecent ProposalsPolitical parties in Tamil Nadu, eager to outdo each other in promising freebies to people, have reduced the entire election process to a tamasha (“Mounting a Challenge”, May 1). It is a mockery of democracy and an open attempt to buy voters. I wonder why the Election Commission is not taking notice of all this.-Rajesh Kumar, BhopalTwo MuchWhom is BJP President Rajnath Singh trying to fool by saying that both Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani are the party’s candidates (“Seedhi Baat”, May 1)? Vajpayee has practically retired but the BJP is still defensive about projecting Advani as his successor.-Poonam Mallick, NoidaDubious DealIn hindsight, the euphoria in India over the nuclear deal clinched with the US appears misplaced (“Nuclear Turbulence”, May 1). By inserting a clause on ending nuclear co-operation with Delhi in case it detonates a nuclear device, the US is forcing India to compromise on its nuclear doctrine. It seems American President George W. Bush made some hasty promises to get India on his side on the Iran issue.-Roshni, ErnakulamChickening OutThe cases of suicide by poultry farmers once again bring into focus the callous attitude of the Government (“Industry in Peril”, May 1). Why didn’t the Government come up with a long-term strategy to provide financial support to small-scale poultry firms? Merely requesting the banks to loosen their purse strings is not enough. The plight of poultry farmers is not very different from that of other farmers all over the country who are being exploited by moneylenders as their incomes have stagnated and the cost of inputs in agriculture has risen.-Tara Bhaumik, PuneMiles to GoIt is true that educated urban women have established themselves in all spheres of the economy, but there is still a long way to go (“Mistress of Choices”, April 24). According to the Human Development Report, 2005, in the year 2003, for every 100 men only 50 women took part in economic activity in India. Many companies are reluctant to recruit women on the grounds that they cannot work the long hours that men can.-Srabani Ghosh, KolkataThe article is about a minuscule of urban women. What about several selfhelp groups of women doing exemplary work?-K.L.R. Prabhu, UdupiWhither Art?There is absolute madness in the art world (“The Great Indian Art Sale”, April 17). It is the signature on the canvas, and not the content, that dictates the price. Then there are galleries, agents, media and auction houses which influence the trends. They are doing in the art world what the likes of Harshad Mehta did in the share market. Tyeb Mehta’s Mahishasura, which looks more like the handiwork of a 10-year-old child, makes one wonder at the astronomical price it commands. I am sure if I do a painting and get it signed by M.F. Husain or Mehta, it will easily sell for at least a couple of crores. WING COMMANDER (RETD)-Ravi Bedi, JodhpurDifferent StrokesThe writer laments the fact that Amrita Sher-Gil was content with her “rather academic” works being accepted at the “long pass salons” of Paris (“Passion Child of Indian Art”, March 27). Maybe Sher-Gil rejected the cubism of Picasso just like Picasso rejected the abstract. Maybe her sensibilities were more Indian than European and she adhered to the academic style that later helped her explore Indian subjects and establish its own identity. In fact, this uniqueness fired the imagination of a whole generation of Indian artists who were struggling to break out of the shackles of the European academic style.-Pronab Kumar Baruah, on e-mailSpare a ThoughtThe world is trying to reduce the use of plastic, which is not environment friendly, whereas you have started packing the magazine in plastic covers. Please use biodegradable paper covers instead.-P.A. Suryawanshi, GoaP.V. Narsimha RaoFact And FictionNo amount of excuses can absolve P.V. Narasimha Rao of the charge of refraining from doing anything to prevent the demolition of the Babri Masjid (“It Was a No-Win Situation”, May 1). The Centre knew about the dangerous design behind the temple agitation, but overlooked it.Shiv Shanker Almal, KolkataRao has unmasked the BJP and other right-wing outfits. For them no price is too high to pay for power.Vikram Rastogi, DelhiRao forgot that the Babri Masjid issue was revived by Rajiv Gandhi by opening the disputed premises.C.M. Pershad, Secunderabadadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Mavericks bolt clear

first_imgBy BEN HARRISDefending Elite Eight men’s champions NSW Country Mavericks will be hard to rein in as they hold a four-point advantage on the competition table.The Mavericks remain unbeaten after day two of the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League at Coffs Harbour on Thursday.They opened their account with an 8-7 win over NSW Mets in the grand final replay then finished off the day with a 10-4 hammering of The Alliance.Mavericks had led as much as 7-3 in the game against the Mets only for the two-time grand finalists to fight back in the second half.It was the Mets’ third loss in three years of the Elite Eight competition at the NTL.Michael Mousa’s troops are third on the table behind Queensland Outlaws on percentages.The Outlaws enjoyed 7-3 and 9-4 victories over NSW Rebels and NSW Scorpions respectively.Following their day one performance that saw them with two draws and a win, Queensland Chiefs are in fourth spot thanks to a 7-5 win over The Alliance and a 6-5 loss to the Rebels.Queensland South Stingrays have a fantastic opportunity to jump into the top four when they take on The Alliance and the Chiefs on day three.It will be hard for the Rebels and Scorpions to make the top four while The Alliance will be playing for pride on Friday.The highlights of day three in the men’s competition will be the Mets-Outlaws match at 12.20pm and the Chiefs-Stingrays clash at 3.50pm.You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League in the following ways:Websiteswww.ntl.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.auSocial MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2014)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksMen’s Elite Eight day twolast_img read more

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10 months agoAgents offer Chelsea target Fekir to Real Madrid

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Agents offer Chelsea target Fekir to Real Madridby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid management have been offered Lyon captain Nabik Fekir.Having rejected OL’s attempts to open talks about a new deal, Fekir is in contact with Chelsea and Bayern Munich ahead of the winter market.And Marca says agents for the France international have been in contact with Real to offer the midfielder for the January transfer window.It’s been suggested Fekir could be a long-term successor for Luka Modric.However, Real coach Santiago Solari has resisted the proposal as he wants to leave room for Vincius Junior to establish himself. last_img read more

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Help for Unattached or At-Risk Youth in Mount Salem

first_img Director of School Safety and Security in the Ministry, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Coleridge Minto, says a careful and detailed assessment of the needs of the unattached or at-risk youth in Mount Salem is being done. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is working with a number of state agencies to ensure that unattached or at-risk youth in the Mount Salem community of St. James are reintegrated into the education or skills training system in short order.Director of School Safety and Security in the Ministry, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Coleridge Minto, says a careful and detailed assessment of the needs of the unattached or at-risk youth in Mount Salem is being done.Speaking to JIS News during the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) community services fair in Mount Salem, on September 9, ASP Minto said agencies, such as HEART Trust/NTA and the Social Development Commission (SDC) will be playing a major role in the push to get these youth back into the formal system.“We are currently doing an assessment to ascertain the number of youth who are deemed unattached or at-risk and once we have that information relating to their education and skills training needs…we will get them back into the formal system very quickly,” he noted.“We are also working with a number of schools and training institutions so that the reintegration process is seamless. We will ensure that we get a certain level of commitment from the participants that their participation in the formal process is sustained and long term,” ASP Minto said.Meanwhile, Region Four Director in the Ministry, Dr. Michelle Pinnock, has expressed optimism that the reintegration programme will be a success.“We have been observing the youth from the community and they are seeking opportunities for further education, and in most instances training. This programme is being supported by a number of state agencies and once we receive the necessary data, getting these youth back into school or into a formal training programme will be done almost immediately,” Dr. Pinnock said.She added that it is important for the residents to support and participate in the social services being offered under the ZOSO, especially in obtaining a valid identification card.Hundreds of residents from Mount Salem turned out for the two-day social services fair, held at the Mount Salem Primary School. Agencies on hand to provide services and information included the Registrar General’s Department (RGD), HEART Trust/NTA, Ministry of National Security, National Youth Service (NYS), Ministry of Labour and Social Security and Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF).The fair formed part of the social intervention programme for the Mount Salem community which, on September 1, was declared the first Zone of Special Operations under the Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act. The ZOSO will be in place for a period of 60 days. Hundreds of residents from Mount Salem turned out for the two-day social services fair, held at the Mount Salem Primary School. Agencies on hand to provide services and information included the Registrar General’s Department (RGD), HEART Trust/NTA, Ministry of National Security, National Youth Service (NYS), Ministry of Labour and Social Security and Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF). Story Highlights The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is working with a number of state agencies to ensure that unattached or at-risk youth in the Mount Salem community of St. James are reintegrated into the education or skills training system in short order.last_img read more

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Bill Clinton To Match Donations To Clinton Foundation Until End Of Year

first_imgBill Clinton will match every dollar donated to the Clinton Foundation until December 31.“Every child deserves the best possible chance at success – and they can’t do it alone,” wrote Hillary Clinton in an email to Clinton Foundation supporters. “They need a lot of helping hands along the way. Ever since my days as a young law student at the Children’s Defense Fund and the Yale Child Study Center, I’ve believed that when it comes to our kids, we’re all in this together. That’s why I’m delighted that the Clinton Foundation has made it a priority to help children all over the world pursue their God-given potential.“With your support, we’re working to prevent babies from contracting HIV; reduce childhood obesity; and promote new research on the science of children’s brain development, early learning, and early health.“With so much work to be done across all of our projects, Bill has decided to personally match every tax-deductible donation to the Clinton Foundation until the end of 2013. Can you help us kick off 2014 stronger than ever? Every donation made, until December 31st, will be matched.“Over the past decade, I have marveled at how quickly the Foundation has grown, and how much good it has done. And I know the best is yet to come.“We have big plans for 2014. Our new Too Small to Fail initiative will help parents give our youngest children a good start in school and in life. No Ceilings will take on what I believe is the great unfinished business of the 21st century — helping women and girls achieve full participation in every aspect of our society. And we’re going to take a look at economic development issues as well, particularly how to help young people get the skills and support they need to find good and fulfilling jobs. Across all our initiatives, we’ll be helping more people in more places solve problems and seize opportunities faster, leaner, and better.“These aren’t small goals, but we’ve never shied away from tough problems. The lesson of the last decade at the Clinton Foundation is that, with your support, there are no limits to what we can achieve together. And in 2014, as we expand our work into new areas, we will need your help more than ever.“There’s no better time to lend your support for the work ahead. Remember, from now until the end of the year your donation will be matched, dollar-for-dollar.”To donate, visit the Clinton Foundation website.last_img read more

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Bombardment kills thirteen civilians in northwest Syria

first_imgBeirut: Bombardment killed 13 civilians in northwest Syria on Sunday, the large majority in regime fire on areas of the jihadist-held Idlib region, a war monitor said. The violence was the latest to threaten a seven-month-old truce intended to stave off a regime offensive on the region held by Syria’s former Al-Qaeda affiliate. Sunday’s shelling and rocket fire by regime forces killed nine civilians in several areas of Idlib, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThey included five people in the town of Nayrab, three in Saraqeb, and one in the village of Al-Khuwayn, the Britain-based monitoring group said. The Observatory said bombardment by Islamist fighters on the regime-held town of Masyaf in the adjacent province of Hama killed four civilians. The rocket fire hit a hospital killing members of its staff, state news agency SANA said. Regime ally Russia and rebel backer Turkey in September inked a buffer zone deal to prevent a massive regime offensive on the Idlib region, near the Turkish border. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsBut the region of some three million people has come under increasing bombardment since former Al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham overran the region in January. More than 30 civilians have been killed in regime bombardment on Idlib since Wednesday alone, according to the Observatory. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem this week said his government was growing impatient to recapture Idlib, the last region outside its control apart from the Kurdish-held northeast where the United States retains a troop presence. The UN humanitarian office OCHA has said the escalating violence had already killed 90 civilians in the Idlib region in March, nearly half of them children. The escalation pushed more than 86,500 people to flee their homes in February and March, it added. At least 370,000 people have died in Syria since the civil war erupted in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.last_img read more

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PMO steps in as Jet suspends overseas flights

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Civil Aviation Secretary called for an urgent meeting on Jet Airways with Nripendra Mishra, principal secretary to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, according to sources. Government officials had expressed concern about the loss of jobs at the airline and on the prospect of higher airfares if Jet Airways collapses.The move comes after Union Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday directed Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola to review issues concerning Jet Airways, which has been operating with less than 10 planes. “Directed Secretary MoCA to review issues related to Jet Airways. Asked him to take necessary steps to minimise passenger inconvenience and ensure their safety,” Prabhu tweeted this morning. The airline on Friday also announced the suspension of its international flights till Monday.last_img read more

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Swimming Transition on Ohio State coaching staff met with positive early results

Ohio State women’s coach Bill Dorenkott will now become the coach of both swimming and diving teams. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsA drastic change in the coaching staff of Ohio State has done little to affect the team’s performance thus far.The Ohio State women’s (1-0) and men’s (1-0) swimming teams finished their first meets competing under the same coaching staff for the first time in program history last Friday with dominant wins against Kenyon women’s (0-2) and men’s (0-2) teams. The Buckeyes won gold in every event, and seemed to thrive under their new coaching staff.The transition came following coach Bill Wadley’s retirement after 26 years at the helm of the men’s swim team. Coach Bill Dorenkott, who had previously coached the women’s team for nine years, is now the head coach for both teams.Dorenkott believes the transition will be beneficial in the long run.“I’m certainly biased, but I feel really good about the staff we put together and I feel like the staff is doing a very nice job of meeting our athletes’ needs,” Dorenkott said.The change to having both teams swim as a single unit has also been smoother than initially thought, Dorenkott said. The coach said the men’s team has welcomed the change, and views it as an opportunity to grow as a team.“I think change runs contrary to human nature. Most people gravitate toward things they know already,” Dorenkott said. “The fact the men have fully embraced the change because I had worked with the women for nine years is really pretty remarkable.”Senior Jack Barone believes the combination of teams has the potential to bring about new possibilities.“I think the coaches put a lot of focus on individualizing everything, kind of seeing what each swimmer needs,” Barone said. “Something we were all really excited about was getting a little more specialized training-wise and just in general.”Sophomore Molly Kowal found the transition to training with the men’s team challenging at first, but said it has ultimately helped the women.Kowal added that the union of men’s and women’s teams under Dorenkott has built a bond between the two teams, as the personal connections have provided overwhelming support during competition.“They definitely push the girls more in practice, because obviously the guys are going to be the better swimmers,” Kowal said. “So, they’re just pushing the girls to try harder and to try to keep up with them, which is helpful.”Although Dorenkott has added the men’s team to his list of responsibilities, he has not changed his coaching philosophy that he takes to leading his players during the week in practice since he was just coach of the women’s team. His weekly routine focuses on the preparation needed for competition.While Dorenkott believes the outcomes of each meet cannot be predetermined, he said the week of practices leading up to the competition can provide a glimpse of what’s to come.“When you talk about winning, you can’t control that,” Dorenkott said. “So, we can only prepare, control the effort we put into it. So, game day coaching, there’s not a lot of adjustments to be made in swimming. It’s kind of just managing the actual game day process, whether that’s warming up, warming down, giving a little bit of feedback.”The changes to the team’s operation have been positively received thus far, but Dorenkott said there is still work to be done. He said the team’s attention to detail will need to improve in order to compete later in the season. Dorenkott cited a relay disqualification in last week’s meet against Kenyon, in which a swimmer left the block before the previous swimmer touched the wall, as an example of where the team could clean its technique.The Buckeyes will hope to begin cleaning up the small details of their swims against Denison and Akron at 6 p.m. Friday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The men will compete against Denison, while the women will swim against Denison and Akron.“Everything’s a lead-up or a build-up to [the postseason in] February and March,” Dorenkott said. “A good book has 10 unique chapters, it’s not the same chapter again and again and again. So, we want to be early-November good against Denison and Akron and we want to be late-November good when the [Ohio State Invitational] comes along. Hopefully, we’re cleaning up the things we need to clean up based on feedback we’re getting from meets.” read more

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Rafa Benitez Aleksandar Mitrovic has no point to prove

first_imgNewcastle Manager Rafa Benitez says Aleksandar Mitrovic should not feel the need to prove himself when he returns to Newcastle with Fulham on Saturday.The forward spent two seasons at Newcastle before joining Fulham on loan in January and finalizing the deal in the summer.Answering questions on whether the forward will be looking to make a statement, Benitez told Skysports:“No I don’t think so.”“I think he is doing well. He is playing well, scoring goals for them. He is working very hard, so I think he will be happy at the moment.”“Obviously he will like to score as many goals as he can but I don’t think he has to prove anything because he is doing well.”Thibaut Courtois, Real MadridReport: Courtois’s agent arrested in money laundering case George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois agent has been arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation.The ugly word corruption is again staining the world of football. In…Mitrovic has scored seven goals from 17 appearances this season for Fulham, who sit bottom of the league with only two wins and nine points from 17 games.“He is a good player, we knew that before, and I wish him all the best after this game,” said Benitez.“I think he will give everything on the pitch because that is his style of play, and hopefully we can keep him quiet.”“My main priority is to be sure the team is in a good position in the table. I am not talking about every single player.”“You have to concentrate on what you have. I am happy with our strikers, they are doing well, but especially I am happy with our position in the table at the moment.”last_img read more

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Messi denies Barcelona threw away the Copa del Rey

first_imgAfter leading FC Barcelona to the Copa del Rey semifinals with a turn around against Sevilla, Lionel Messi was fuming at critics who doubted them.During the Copa del Rey’s first Quarterfinal match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla, the media ran with a headline that suggested the Catalan club had thrown away the competition by not calling Lionel Messi to the match.The Argentine forward has been resting for games that manager Ernesto Valverde doesn’t consider risky as a new strategy he is trying to test, this is with the goal of having the best version we can possibly get of Messi for the final stages of the season in all competitions and possibly have a chance to win another treble.But the media saw this as a sign of weakness after both times in which the club lost its away matches against both Levante and Sevilla, Messi came back to save the club against the Valencian club but nothing guaranteed he would do the same against Sevilla at Camp Nou.The doubts on the Argentine player were quickly trashed by his amazing level of performance this Wednesday, he not only provided an assist and scored the most beautiful goal of the evening, but Leo also motivated his teammates to deliver the best performance they have given the public in months.🏆👑Leo #Messi : “We are Barça and we would never throw away the chance to win any of the big three competitions”🔵🔴 #CopaBarça #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/hHJeRCAMXh— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 30, 2019It was clear that the player loves responding to any kind of criticism on the pitch, he usually does it in the most spectacular fashion and just goes home to enjoy the spoils of his success.However, something has changed in the Argentina international as he is taking the captain role very seriously and wanted to talk to the press in order to remind everyone that FC Barcelona will keep fighting for all the titles this season.At the very start of the current competitions that the club is now playing, Messi spoke very honestly to all the fans to let them know that his most burning desire was to win another Champions League this year and he would do everything within him to achieve it.Leo wanted to state this Wednesday that perhaps the fans misunderstood his message because he wasn’t only talking about the European competition, Lionel believes that the Catalan club should always aim to win everything each season and he didn’t think that mentioning it was necessary back then.But now that things have gotten this mixed up, the man decided to come out and remind everyone of his intentions.To think this guy has gone on to rack up 5⃣0⃣ Copa del Rey goals for Barça… 🐐 Plus the ones to come… ⚽ pic.twitter.com/JWkDoF92jNTop 5 Barcelona players to watch in the Champions League Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Barcelona players to watch in the competition.The UEFA…— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 30, 2019“People keep saying that we threw away the Copa del Rey and we didn’t really want to win it,” said Messi via Diario Sport.“Maybe my message from the start of the season was misinterpreted. Let me be clear, this club wants to fight for all three competitions because it is Barcelona’s obligation every year. We are going to keep trying until the very end, we threw nothing away.”“The fans have delivered tonight. This looked like a Champions League match. We were fortunate enough to turn the result in our favor but it wasn’t easy because they did have a few important chances.”“Allowing another goal would’ve complicated everything for us, but we were lucky enough to go through. I did have a couple of chances that I missed.”“But we were lucky enough to get that goal by Luis that granted us that moment of calmness we needed. After that, my goal came when the match was already decided.”“The most important thing here is that the squad played a fantastic game and we made it to the next round.”“The penalty? Coutinho was coming from taking the last one against Levante. He wanted to take it and we came to an agreement because winning is all the mattered. He scored it and that makes me happy, because that’s where it all started,” he concluded.When you and the 🐐 are about to celebrate your 200th win in a Barça shirt 😍 pic.twitter.com/hVvwlLelX2— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 31, 2019Do you think Lionel Messi and Barcelona can deliver and compete for all the titles this season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more