Peter Mansbridge Ive got quite a few years ahead of me doing

first_img“Here he is a year later, nominated for an Oscar and he’s still working hard. I’m not quite as old as Chris Plummer and I still feel I’ve got quite a few years ahead of me doing a different work.” Peter Mansbridge says he’s enjoying the new pace of his life away from the CBC flagship news program “The National,” but he has no plans to give up work. “We’re doing a co-pro together,” Mansbridge said of ZDF. “I can’t really talk too much about it other than to say that it’s going to be significant and it’ll be a production that will be seen hopefully around the world.” And he said he is watching the new instalment of “The National,” hosted by Ian Hanomansing, Adrienne Arsenault, Rosemary Barton, and Andrew Chang. Advertisement Login/Register With: “I’ll be honest, I’m not watching ‘The National’ as much as I used to watch ‘The National,’ because I’m on the road a lot, I do a lot of travelling, I do a lot of speeches,” Mansbridge said. Advertisement Mansbridge stepped down from his role as anchor and chief correspondent last July after nearly three decades with the program. Advertisement It’s a challenging time for journalism with many things changing, he added, noting consumers relate to their news differently these days and consume less of it through television.center_img That work includes freelancing on documentary projects for the CBC and something with the German public broadcaster ZDF. “But I do see it a couple of times a week anyway, at least.” “Everybody is trying to adapt and ‘The National’ is no different,” Mansbridge said. “So it’s a much different kind of show when I was there a year ago and it’ll be different a year from now, because they’re trying to adapt to a changing landscape, just like everybody is, just like print is.”By: Victoria Ahearn | The Canadian Press He admitted that he doesn’t miss the daily routine as much as he thought he would. After accepting the Canadian Screen Award for lifetime achievement on Sunday, the former anchor said he’s got some projects in the works and pointed to the ongoing success of Canadian actor Christopher Plummer, who recently earned his second Oscar nomination for “All the Money in the World.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “I know I’ve always looked at lifetime achievement awards as, ‘OK, that’s it, he’s done, we’re not going to see them around again,’ right? Well, Plummer is a perfect example of, ‘Don’t make that judgment,’” Mansbridge said backstage. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Las Vegas Shooting King Mohammed VI Sends Condolences to Trump

Rabat – Following the tragic shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 59 people and over 500 others injured, King Mohammed VI has sent a message to the United States President Donald Trump, expressing “deep condolences and sincere feeling of sympathy.”In a message to Trump, the king said that in his name and in the name of the Moroccan people, he “strongly condemns this criminal act,” while expressing to the American president, the families of the victims and to the whole American nation his deep condolences and sincere feelings of compassion.The king also wished the families of the victims patience and comfort, and a quick recovery to the wounded. The attack occurred at an open-air country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The shooter, identified as Stephen Paddock, fired upon the audience from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.A SWAT team stopped the attack by breaking into Paddock’s hotel room and fatally shooting the 64-year-old man, who lived in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada.The authorities have not yet determined his motives, as he had no significant criminal history, reported CNN.Paddock’s brother told the news network that he had “no history of violence. No history of anything, couldn’t give a s–t less about politics, religion, pointy hatted people etc., etc. He just wanted to get a freaking royal flush.”Los Angeles police found 23 guns in his hotel room,as well as firearms and explosives at his home. No links to international terrorism have been announced.Speaking at the White House, President Trump has described the gunman as “a sick man, a demented man.” The American president indicated that he would look at gun laws “as time goes by.” read more

UNESCO deplores killing of outspoken Peruvian radio presenter

9 May 2011The United Nations agency tasked with promoting press freedom today voiced its condemnation of the murder of an outspoken Peruvian radio news presenter who had criticized local authorities in the north of the Andean country. Julio Castillo Narváez, the host of a news programme on Ollantay Radio in the city of Virú, was shot dead last Tuesday – which was also World Press Freedom Day – by unknown assailants.Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), issued a statement deploring the killing and urging authorities to investigate the crime and bring the culprits to justice.“This crime is an attack on the basic human right of journalists and citizens to speak their mind and hold free debates about issues that concern them,” Ms. Bokova said.“The tragedy of this killing is made all the more poignant for occurring on a day dedicated to the celebration of press freedom.”Mr. Castillo was renowned for his criticism of local authorities and had received repeated death threats before he was slain, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. read more

Police briefs Graffiti in Port Dover

Vandals targeted several areas of Port Dover last week.Armed with spray paint, the culprits hit the pier including the lighthouse and also several businesses at some point before 11:30 a.m. on May 8.Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible. If anyone recognizes the writing or drawing, they are being asked to contact the Norfolk County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.Police investigating attempted truck theftSomeone attempted to steal a truck parked in a driveway of a house on Willowdale Crescent, Port Dover, at just after midnight on May 10.The vehicle’s door handle was removed but the suspects did not gain entry to the vehicle. The alarm of the truck was activated.Police investigated around 9 a.m. on the same day.OPP continue to investigate.$10,000 damage to ginseng fieldA vehicle caused extensive amounts of damage to a ginseng field last week.On May 8 around 7:30 a.m. a resident contacted police to report damage to their ginseng field on Old Highway 24 near Waterford.Police say that a motor vehicle left the roadway and entered a ginseng field damaging about 10 rows of ginseng, shade coverings, support poles, wires and irrigation system. Damage is estimated at about $10,000.While officers were on scene conducting the investigation, the vehicle believed to be involved in the collision drove by officers at which time it was stopped and investigated.A 40-year-old Norfolk County man has been charged with fail to report accident and fail to remain contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.He is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Simcoe at a later date.Accessible parking permit stolenAn accessible parking permit was removed from a vehicle on Cavendish Court, Simcoe, on May 9.Police say that the vehicle was left unlocked and the thieves gained access to remove the parking permit.OPP are reminding the public to always lock vehicle doors, even if you will just be gone for a couple minutes.Drivers must stop for school busesAround 8:10 a.m. on Friday May 10 a school bus was stopped on Norfolk Street South in Simcoe when a vehicle failed to stop for the bus.Drivers approaching a stopped school bus from the front when the bus’s overhead red signal-lights are flashing must stop in front of the school bus and not pass until the signals are turned off and the bus moves. read more

Bosnian Serb suspected of crimes against humanity transferred to UN tribunal

Radovan Stankovic, who was detained yesterday in the Foca area by troops serving with the multinational stabilization force in Bosnia and Herzegovina (SFOR), is being held in the ICTY Detention Unit.The 33-year-old suspect is charged with two counts of violations of the laws or customs of war (rape and outrages upon personal dignity) as well as two counts of crimes against humanity (enslavement and rape).According to the indictment against him, Mr. Stankovic who belonged to a Serb elite paramilitary unit, “was in charge of Karaman’s house in Miljevina, where Muslim women were detained and sexually assaulted, including raped” following the Serb take-over of Foca in April 1992.At that time, many Muslim and Croat civilians were killed, beaten or subjected to sexual assault. “Many detained Muslim women were subjected to humiliating and degrading conditions of life, to brutal beatings and to sexual assaults, including rapes,” the ICTY said.The indictment also covers the crimes of seven other men, including two who are deceased, three who have been tried and sentenced, and two who remain at large. read more

Donald Trump tells NH activists that Washington needs people who know how

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email AMHERST, N.H. – Real estate mogul Donald Trump, a day after announcing he’ll form a presidential exploratory committee, told activists on Thursday his business experience makes him the best candidate to reform Washington.“We need people in Washington that know how to make a deal,” said Trump, who is considering a bid for the Republican nomination.Trump spoke at the home of New Hampshire state Rep. Steve Stepanek. Although Trump’s critics say he would bring an unflattering and circus-like atmosphere to Republican politics, many people in the crowd said they appreciate the reality TV star’s willingness to say exactly what he thinks.“A man that has the ability to handle the press, play with them and hold his ground, I have tremendous respect for that,” said Lori Davis, vice-president of the GOP committee in Weare. “He’s not afraid.”Trump has repeatedly flirted with a presidential run, but he has recently begun hiring staff in early voting states, including New Hampshire. He did not stop to speak with reporters after the event Thursday but said as he got into a black SUV that he has a “better chance than anybody” of beating former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic favourite for the nomination.Trump shook a few hands as he headed toward the door rather than staying to mingle with the crowd of state lawmakers and activists. Earlier in the day, he attended private meetings with a group of New Hampshire veterans and Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas.Trump’s pitch to the crowd centred on his career as a businessman. Unlike some of his potential Republican rivals, he said, he would not cut entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicaid.“I would make this country so rich that you wouldn’t have to cut it,” he said.Trump also suggested to the crowd that Wall Street financiers — he called many of them “horrible people” — would negotiate better on the world stage than existing U.S. diplomats.His comments reflected the brash style that many in the audience said they’d like to see more of in Washington.“I not only like it, I admire it,” said Randy Heller, an independent voter from Barrington. “Many great men have high self-confidence.” Donald Trump tells NH activists that Washington needs people who know ‘how to make a deal’ by Kathleen Ronayne, The Associated Press Posted Mar 18, 2015 11:56 pm MDT FILE – In this Jan. 24, 2014 file photo, Donald Trump speaks in Des Moines, Iowa. Trump announced plans Wednesday to form a presidential exploratory committee. “I am the only one who can make America truly great again,” the Republican businessman and reality television star declared in a statement announcing the move. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File) read more

Fraser Institute report claims carbon tax is inefficient

by Mike Tarasko Posted May 4, 2017 6:48 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Fraser Institute report claims carbon tax is inefficient (Pexel) A new report from a public policy think tank says carbon taxation in Canada is not set up to efficiently reduce greenhouse gas emissions.According to the Fraser Institute, a true carbon tax system should be revenue neutral, and should not be combined with other emissions regulations.Author Kenneth Green said Canadian provinces do not follow that model.“They’re going to give it to their voters, they’re going to give it to special interest groups and they’re giving it to projects they wanted for decades like more transit for example and more bike paths. The public is not getting what they’ve been promised in the way of what a carbon tax is supposed to look like,” he said.He said to be effective, revenue from carbon taxes should go back to the public through reductions in income tax and business tax, not through income-based rebate programs. read more

On Africa Day UN chief spotlights continents achievements reflects on challenges of

“The dominant story of the year has been the Ebola crisis that swept West Africa, claiming at least 11,000 lives and threatening hard-won social, economic and political achievements,” Mr. Ban said in his remarks on the Day, which is celebrated worldwide on 25 May.Now, we have to intensify efforts to get to zero and stay at zero cases, repair the damage and strengthen social and institutional resilience throughout the continent, Mr. Ban urged.To help mobilize support for this important task, the UN chief will convene an International Ebola Recovery Conference at the United Nations in New York in July.Overall, the continent’s economy grew by roughly four per cent in 2014, creating one of the longest stretches of uninterrupted positive economic expansion in Africa’s history.“As a result, a growing number of Africans have joined the middle class each year. With investment in education, health and infrastructure increasing, the prospects for much of Africa are bright,” the Secretary-General added.The challenge now is to spread these benefits of Africa’s progress more broadly and deeply, particularly to the women and girls who represent Africa’s future. Empowering women will help build better, more equal and more prosperous societies, Mr. Ban said, commending the commitment of the African Union to gender equality and the empowerment of women.“While we work to break down the social, economic, environmental and cultural obstacles that women and girls face, let us also recognize the gains that have been made,” he emphasized.“Africa leads the world in female representation in parliaments and the continent has one of the highest rates of female entrepreneurship. Let us be inspired by these successes and intensify efforts to provide Africa’s women with better access to education, work and health care and, by doing so, accelerate Africa’s transformation,” the Secretary-General said.He called on the international community to do more to end violence against women and girls while strengthening their role in all fields, including peacebuilding.Despite an overall decline in the number of conflicts, too many Africans still experience violent conflict. Women and girls bear the brunt and are frequent targets of sexual violence and abuse.“We know that conflicts breed where people suffer from poor governance, human rights violations, exclusion and poverty,” the UN chief said, applauding Africa’s vision to build, by 2063, a peaceful and prosperous continent where democracy, human rights and the rule of law are entrenched and flourishing, starting with the aim to silence all guns by 2020.“I reaffirm the commitment of the United Nations to work with the African Union, the regional economic communities and African countries and their citizens to make this vision a reality,” he added. read more

MercedesBenz showcases the Vito ECELL at SMMT

The Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL is making its mark as the first alternatively-fuelled van to be exhibited at SMMT. With the batteries and drive system integrated under the loading floor, the rear space capacity remains the same as conventionally-powered Vito models, with a maximum payload of around 900kg.The high-performance lithium-ion batteries have a combined capacity of 36kWh, which is sufficient for a range of around 81 miles (130 kilometres). The electric motor powering the Vito E-CELL has an output of 60kW, with 280Nm of torque. Targeted primarily for operation in inner-cities and environmentally sensitive areas, the E-CELL meets typical customer requirements for vehicles making frequent short journeys.Thanks to intelligent technology, the charging times can be specified in accordance with how the vehicle is used. This means each Vito E-CELL can be charged at precisely those times when energy providers supply ‘green’ power or off-peak electricity. The batteries are also charged while driving through regenerative braking, which converts the vehicle’s braking energy into electricity.In November last year, the Vito E-CELL won the accolade of “Most energy efficient light commercial vehicle (in production)” at the 2011 RAC Future Car Challenge.The Mercedes-Benz exhibit comes after the new Low Emission Zone (LEZ) rules for large vans and minibuses were introduced in London this week. From 3 January, drivers of large vans, minibuses and other specialist diesel vehicles are required to pay a daily charge to drive within the LEZ unless their vehicle meets ‘Euro 3’ emission standards as part of new regulations being rolled out across the capital.Make: Mercedes-BenzModel: VitoDrivetrain: ElectricManufacturer HQ: GermanyVehicle assembly: SpainLoad capacity: 900kgRange: Approx. 81 milesVisit the Mercedes-Benz website for more information about its commercial vehicle product range.Click through the slideshow below to see all the photos from SMMT’s exhibition space:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Bus market falls but coach registrations are strong for September

Bus and coach registrations down 23.9% this September, driven by fall in converted bus registrations.Coach registrations are strong, up 3.3% this month and 5.4% for the year so far.Purpose-built bus market dropped 26 units for September, with a 10% fall year-to-date.“Solid growth in coach registrations of 5.4% couldn’t offset an overall decline in the bus and coach market for September”, said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “Purpose-built bus registrations are stabilising but the fall in converted bus registrations and the effect of a strong September last year resulted in this slight overall decline. However, rolling year figures still show moderate growth, so there is positivity within the bus and coach market.”UK bus and coach registrations: 2014 and % change on 2013 Click through to download the September 2014 bus and coach registrations news release and data tables.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Myanmar Suspend copper mine linked to ongoing human rights abuses says Amnesty

first_img“The Myanmar authorities must immediately halt operations at a giant copper mine co-owned by a Chinese company and the Myanmar military, which continues to be plagued by human rights abuses,” Amnesty International said in a new report.“The Letpadaung mine is operated by Wanbao Mining, a subsidiary of NORINCO, a Chinese state-owned conglomerate with interests in arms manufacturing and mining – and began shipping copper in September 2016.”With Myanmar breaking free of decades-long sanctions, and with the new government led by Aung San Suu Kyi seeking a massive increase in foreign investment, the report outlines the perils of large-scale projects when companies that commit human rights abuses are not held to account.The report, Mountain of Trouble: Human Rights Abuses Continue at Myanmar’s Letpadaung Mine, reveals how thousands of families living near the Letpadaung mine risk losing their homes or farmland as the operations expand, how the threat of environmental disaster looms over an area prone to earthquakes and floods, and how the authorities continue to use repressive laws to harass activists and villagers opposed to the mine.“Myanmar desperately needs big business projects like the Letpadaung mine to succeed. But these should not come at the cost of local communities. The government needs to intervene and suspend operations until all human rights and environmental concerns are properly investigated and addressed,” said Mark Dummett, Amnesty International’s researcher on Business and Human Rights.The report says that thousands of people living close to the mine continue to be at risk of being forcibly evicted from their homes and/or their farmland. The operator Myanmar Wanbao Mining Copper, a fully owned subsidiary of Wanbao Mining, says it plans to expand the mine’s perimeter by a further 2,000 acres which includes the homes of 141 families in four villages. The company has not given a date for its planned acquisition let alone other details.Amnesty International says “Myanmar Wanbao claims to have conducted genuine consultations with all the affected people, but Amnesty International researchers found that this was not the case. For example, the residents of the four villages due for complete relocation have been excluded from all the consultations altogether, even though they are among the worst affected. Against their wishes, they face the loss of their farms and resettlement to a new location.”“Myanmar Wanbao continues to make claims about how it has consulted all affected people, but our research found that these claims are simply not true. The company seems to be more interested in public relations than in genuinely ensuring that the rights of the neighbouring communities are respected,” said Amnesty International’s Dummett.Amnesty International wrote to Wanbao outlining its findings and seeking an explanation but did not receive a reply.The Letpadaung mine is situated on the flood plain of the Chindwin River and in an area prone to earthquakes. If either a flood or an earthquake strikes, contaminated waste could be unleashed into the local community. Myanmar Wanbao has acknowledged the potentially “catastrophic” impact of such a leak, but has failed to carry out an adequate environmental assessment. Such a lack of assessment leaves the local communities at great risk.One incident shows the hazardous effects of leaving local communities unprotected. Amnesty International discovered that in November 2015, a waste leak from the mine ran into people’s fields in Wet Hme village for weeks without being addressed by Myanmar Wanbao.As one farmer told Amnesty International following the leak: “Every crop perished. Everything died. Every place where the water got the crops perished. They perished steadily, taking around ten days. First the crops wilted and then died.”Myanmar Wanbao remains silent about the spill, denying the villagers information about its cause, the content of the waste liquid, or whether it posed any health risks. The company has not cleaned up the area or compensated villagers for the devastation of their crops.Despite promises to resolve issues between Myanmar Wanbao and the local communities, the Myanmar authorities have continued to subject the villagers who oppose the mine to arrest and harassment, says Amnesty International.“Invoking a slew of draconian laws the Myanmar authorities have continued to block protests, arrest and prosecute people for exercising their right to peaceful assembly.“Several villagers are facing prosecution and possible imprisonment for taking part in protests. For instance, two women from Thone village are currently facing charges of ‘mischief causing damage’ and ‘defamation’ despite the fact that the protests were peaceful.“Three men have also been found guilty of taking part in a demonstration outside the main gate of the Sabetaung and Kyisintaung (S&K) mine, which is close to the Letpadaung mine and is also operated by Wanbao Mining. The men deny the charges – blocking the main gate and trespassing on company property – that they were convicted of.“In addition, no officials have been held accountable for the use of incendiary white phosphorus munitions – launched from Myanmar Wanbao’s compound – against peaceful protesters in November 2012 nor for the death of Daw Khin Win, a woman villager who was shot and killed by the police while taking part in a protest in 2014.”“Instead of holding the officials accountable for the use of white phosphorus and the death a protestor, the authorities are punishing the victims. Using crude and repressive laws, they are harassing, monitoring and prosecuting people who are only asking for justice,” said Dummett.The organisation is also calling for the Myanmar government to improve the regulation of large investment projects, such as mines, and put in place an adequate framework for land acquisition that is based on international standards on the right to adequate housing and the prohibition of forced evictions.Amnesty International is also calling on foreign states, including China, to ensure that if their companies  are doing business, or planning to do business, in Myanmar they put effective measures in place to ensure that their operations do not result in human rights abuses. All foreign corporations should conduct human rights due diligence on their planned business activities in Myanmar in line with international standards.The report shows that in the two years since Amnesty International first exposed a range of serious human rights abuses, some dating back decades, at the Monywa copper project, which contains the Letpadaung mine and the S&K mine, little has been done to address the issues.Amnesty International collected and tested soil samples from the area of the waste leak, which indicated that the waste water was contaminated with various metals, in particular arsenic, copper and lead. The samples were then tested at the Greenpeace laboratory at Exeter University in the UK. An environmental scientist concluded that the liquid had a high probability of being contaminated.The environmental scientist told Amnesty International: “The soil samples indicate that the waste water in the drain at the time of the spill had elevated levels of various metals and in particular arsenic, copper and lead. This indicates that contamination of the water with mine-derived contaminants is highly probable.”Amnesty International’s 2015 report, Open for Business? Corporate Crimes and Abuses at Myanmar Copper Mine (available at https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/asa16/0003/2015/en/) exposed how the Monywa project has been characterised by serious human rights abuses and a lack of transparency since its inception and throughout its various changes in ownership.Images, full report and other materials available here: https://amnesty.box.com/s/r99xcf4eofnglfyasx2333o42oeir4iflast_img read more

Hungarian Play Off Final MKB Veszprem leads 10

← Previous Story Women’s EHF CL Final: Gyori with +2 to Podgorica! Next Story → THW Kiel wins German Cup; celebrates Double Crown! In the first match of Hungarian Play Off Final in “Veszprem Arena”, just day after EHF CL Final clash between Gyori and Buducnost, MKB Veszprem beats easily Pick Szeged 33:22 (18:12).VESZPRÉM: Alilovic, Fazekas, Liszkai, Császár 6, Gulyás 1, Iváncsik G. 6, Korazija, Laluska, Pérez, Schuch, Sulic  6, Terzics 6, Urban, Viloszki, Vujin 7 (1). Coach: Mocsai Lajos.SZEGED: Mikler, Tatai , Ancsin 1, Bajorhegyi, Beocanin 1, Buday 5 (1), Czina, Lékai 2, Nagy N. 1 (1), Pribanic 1, Prodanovic 5 (1), Sulc 2, Vadkerti 5, Zubai. Coach: Skaliczki László. HungaryMKB VeszpremPick SzegedPlay off handballveszprem read more

Kielces fighters call for the FINAL Come and fight with us

Season in Poland coming to the hottest stage. Play-Off Final between Vive Targi Kielce and Orlen Wisla Plock will be played from May 17 (first two matches on May 17&18 – Best of 5) and both teams are enough hungry to fight for the trophy which secure the place at VELUX EHF Champions League. Another fantastic video is coming from Vive Targi Kielce’s TV team in which team’s captain Grzegorz Tkaczyk in emotional speech calling the fans to “come and fight” with the team.You have to see this… Poland handballPolish HandballVive Targi Kielce ← Previous Story Groups for Beach Handball WCH 2014 in Brazil Next Story → VOTE FOR THE WORLD BEST YOUNG PLAYER 2013/2014! read more

NEMBC wins human rights award

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters Council (NEMBC) has won the Australian Human Rights Commission’s prestigious ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ award.The NEMBC is the peak body representing and advocating for ethnic community broadcasting and represents a vast institution: 2,000 hours of language programs produced each week on 100 radio stations in over 110 different languages, with news and information delivered on a local level to those communities, as so many individuals and communities produce their programs on a daily basis, making community radio so ubiquitous that it has become part of our daily lives and part of the media landscape.Accepting the award, NEMBC executive officer Russell Anderson said: “The NEMBC is deeply honoured to accept this award and acknowledges its president Dr Tangikina Steen, the NEMBC board members and staff for their work in supporting ethnic community broadcasters.“Ethnic community broadcasting, and indeed community broadcasting in Australia, is unique. Nowhere else in the world is there such a depth, breadth and diversity of community media. “The tireless work of all ethnic broadcasters and volunteers has helped to create a multicultural Australia that is accepting, diverse and non-racist,” Anderson continued, extending the award to the more than 4,000 volunteer ethnic community broadcasters who, on a daily basis, produce radio programs around Australia that help to build social cohesion, combat racism and provide a voice for multiculturalism.“Every person involved will be proud of this achievement, especially all those people who have developed ethnic community broadcasting over the last 30 years,” he said.last_img read more

Lewandowski Bayern Munich can still win the Bundesliga

first_imgRobert Lewandowski believes it’s too early to write off Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga title prospects and issued his teammates a challengeThe Bavarians’ hopes of winning an unprecedented seventh straight Bundesliga crown are in doubt with a nine-point gap between them and leaders Borussia Dortmund in fifth.But Lewandowski is not ready to throw in the towel so soon.The Polish striker reckons Bayern can resurrect their title challenge by winning all their remaining five league games before the winter break.“We have to try and win all our Bundesliga games, and then we’ll see how the table looks,” said Lewandowski on the Bundesliga website.“Even though we’re not in a good position, we can’t allow ourselves to think that it’s all over.“During the winter break, we can talk over what is possible and see how many points we are behind. Anything can happen in the Rückrunde.”As for how things may end in May, Lewandowski said: “We mustn’t think about that, but think first about our games.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“If we win the last five matches before the winter break, something good can happen.”The Pole’s brace on Tuesday night’s Champions League Group E game with Benfica helped Bayern secure a 5-1 victory.It also saw Lewandowski become only the seventh player to reach 50 goals in the competition.“It was an important game for our heads and our self-confidence. I hope that we’ll keep doing that, but it was just one game,” he said.“Apart from the first five minutes of the second half, we played really well and had everything under control.“But we know that every challenge, every situation is important and we have to give 100 per cent in everything we do.”Bayern will next take a trip to Werder Breman for a Bundesliga match on Saturday.last_img read more

New AchieveLinks Program Delivers Rewards for ASA and its Members

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) is proud to announce that the AchieveLinks rewards program is now available to all its members. AchieveLinks is the unique rewards program created exclusively for associations.Just by making the same purchases ASA members already make for their business and personal life, they will earn valuable Links reward points that can be redeemed for exciting rewards, including family vacations, great merchandise, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.To learn more, or see a list of earning opportunities and reward options, visit www.SoyGrowers.com, click on the AchieveLinks link, and enroll now to start earning Links today. When members activate their AchieveLinks account, they will earn 500 FREE Links.To take advantage of this and all the membership benefits offered by ASA, click the “Join Now” button at SoyGrowers.com.ASA represents all U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international issues of importance to the soybean industry. ASA’s advocacy efforts are made possible through the voluntary membership in ASA by more than 21,000 farmers in 31 states where soybeans are grown.###For more information contact:Cassandra Langley, ASA Communications Coordinator, 314-576-1770, clangley@soy.orgByron Keelin, ASA Member Education & Program Development Manager, 314-576-1770, bkeelin@soy.orglast_img read more

OBITUARY Mary R Causi Marinello 94

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Mary R. (Causi) Marinello, of Wilmington for the past 3 years, formerly of Somerville, died July 18th peacefully in her sleep at Care One of Wilmington at the age of 98. She was the wife of the late Louis Marinello.Mary was the daughter of the late Michael and Pauline Causi. She is survived by her three daughters; Catherine Clark and her husband Stephen of NH; Pauline Sousa and her late husband Richard of North Reading and Louise Reidy and her husband Terry of Chelmsford. Grandmother of Stephen Clark, Christopher Wesley and his wife Courtney, Karen Caswell and Chuck Bohannon, Jay Wesley and his wife Michelle, Michelle Jewell and her husband Adam and Kate Fahey and her husband Danny. Great grandmother of Gavin, Jackson, Olivia, Alexis, Alex and Nick. Sister of the late Mimi Muscarella, Anna Cause and Joseph Causi.Mary had many interests over the years, of late they were word searches, watching the game show channel but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation for Mary in the Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 23rd from 9am-10:30am. Mary’s funeral will begin in the Funeral Home and process to St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter St. North Reading at 10:30 with Mass beginning at 11am. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in Mary’s memory may be made to the Compassionate Care Hospice, ICO Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 or a charity of your choice.Mary R. (Causi) Marinello(NOTE: The above obituary is from Cota 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Pauline F. (Lascelles) Capps, 86In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Deborah A. Clark, 66In “Obituaries”last_img read more

PM unveils Spanish version of The Unfinished Memoirs

first_imgThe Unfinished Memoirs cover pagePrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday unveiled the Spanish version of the autobiography of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman – ‘The Unfinished Memoirs’, reports UNB.She unveiled the cover of the book, published by Spanish Embassy in Dhaka, at a function at her official residence Ganabhaban.Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister thanked the Spanish Embassy in Dhaka for publishing the book in Spanish language. She also thanked those who translated and edited the book.The book was first published on 18 June 2012 in its original Bangla version ‘Oshomapto Atmojiboni’ as well as in English.The book is now available in 10 languages, including Bangla, English, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, French, Urdu, and Arabic and Spanish ones.Bangabandhu wrote the book while in prison from 1967-69. In his autobiography, Bangabandhu described the context of writing it.He also narrated his life portraying ancestry, birth, childhood and social and political involvements in student life.Spanish ambassador in Dhaka Alvaro de Salas Gimenez de Azcarate also spoke on the occasion.Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor, PM’s international affairs adviser Gowher Rizvi and state minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam were present at the event conducted by principal secretary at the prime minister’s office Md Nojibur Rahman.last_img read more