About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Man City midfielder Gundogan: We needed response after Norwichby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan believes his side had to show a response after their poor result at the weekend.City were humbled by Norwich City in the Premier League, losing 3-2 away from home.But they showed their quality in the first game of the Champions League group stages, with an impressive 3-0 away win against Shakhtar Donetsk.Speaking about the win, in which he scored, Gundogan said to the club’s official website: “We played quite well I think. The first goal away helps you but we never relaxed, kept the ball well and created a lot of chances. the result is great for us at a tough ground.”We had at least a couple of clear chances. But the third goal killed the game and we were able to play down the last 15 minutes.”It was necessary to respond and respond well (to the Norwich defeat) All of us, not just individually. They created good chances but we were solid at the back.”
PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 20: Tailback James Conner #24 of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers runs with the ball against the University of Iowa Hawkeyes during a college football game at Heinz Field on September 20, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Hawkeyes defeated the Pitt Panthers 24-20. (Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images)Pitt running back James Conner has inspired many during his battle with Hodgkin lymphoma. The Panthers star was diagnosed in December, and has participated in off-season workouts and practices while undergoing chemotherapy.Conner, who missed almost all of last season with an MCL injury, is aiming to be back in action when Pitt opens up its 2016 season against Villanova on Sept. 3. This afternoon, Conner’s story will be detailed on The Ellen Show. The full show airs at 4:00 p.m. ET, but you can check out Conner’s segment on YouTube below. Conner is truly an amazing story and someone worth pulling for.
Former prime minister Stephen Harper apologized to students of Indian residential schools in 2007. Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsFred Thomas says residential school ruined his life.“There were 14 suicides in my family – can the government explain that and apologize?” he said.So Thomas won’t be cutting any cake to mark Monday’s 10-year anniversary of the government’s official apology.“Nothing much has changed,” added the former student from northwestern Ontario.“When you apologize you follow up with action. Just like when you’re drunk; when you’re sober you apologize to your family for your actions.”Mary Aubichon agrees.She attended a Métis residential school in northern Saskatchewan that was not recognized by the federal government. So she was unable to apply for the financial compensation offered First Nations’ survivors.“This has been going on too long for us,” she said of her groups’ struggle for damages.“Somebody’s stalling…it seems like we’re running into walls here all the time.”So that’s her message to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians alike – follow up the words “I’m sorry” with action.“It’s time that we get recognized,” she said.The apology was part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement that resolved a class-action lawsuit filed by residential school survivor and former Assembly of First Nations national chief Phil Fontaine.It was the largest class-action settlement in Canadian history.It provided money for commemoration, healing and compensation for 86,000 First Nations children forced to attend the schools between 1879 and 1996.And it established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), which gathered survivor testimony to help Canadians understand the damage inflicted.“In that short space of time a lot has happened but there’s still so much to do,” said survivor Garnet Angeconeb of the last decade.“We are just beginning in many ways.”Marilyn Courchene of Manitoba says she was five when an Indian agent threatened her parents with jail if they didn’t send her to the local day school.She says Canada has more to apologize for.Students of day schools – who allege they were taunted, beaten and sexually abused despite sleeping in their own beds at night – haven’t settled their class-action lawsuit with the government.And victims of forced adoption to non-Indigenous families – known as the ‘60s Scoop – are still fighting.“They have to say, ‘We will work on our racism towards Indigenous nations’,” Courchene said in a telephone interview.Asked if there’s any legacy of the last 10 years, Angeconeb points to the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action and the goal of renewing Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples.“It has brought many conversations to many dining room tables across the country,” he said from Ontario.“That’s the spirit of reconciliation at work.”
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday issued summons to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and three others in a defamation complaint filed by BJP leader Rajeev Babbar. Additional Chief Metroplitan Magistrate Samar Vishal asked Kejriwal, Rajya Sabha member Sushil Kumar Gupta, MLA Manoj Kumar and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Atishi Malena to appear before him on April 30. Babbar has sought proceedings against Kejriwal and others for harming the reputation of the BJP by blaming the BJP for the deletion of names of “voters” from the electoral rolls in Delhi. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! “All the accused made accusations against BJP in a calculated manner with the sole intention to portray a negative image of BJP in relation to the voters belonging to certain sections of society, namely, Bania, Poorvanchalis, Muslims, among others. The reputation of the complainant has been damaged beyond repair,” Babbar said. Babbar has alleged that Kejriwal has not only defamed the BJP but also all the people who are associated with the party. “The statement of the accused (Kejriwal) was made with ulterior motives to degrade the reputation of the BJP to gain cheap political mileage in the upcoming elections,” Babbar said in his plea filed through advocate Neeraj, S. N. Verma and Pooja Suri.
Kolkata: Devotees from all over the world have assembled at Mayapur, the headquarters of ISKCON, to celebrate the 533rd birth anniversary of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.Gaur Purnima, the biggest festival in the Gaudiya Vaishnav Sampradaya, will be celebrated with fervour and gaiety in the Nabadwip Mandala. The excitement among the devotees is palpable as they are preparing for the big day, purchasing traditional colourful dhoti-kurta and ghagra- choli to participate in the celebration, informed Subroto Das, media spokesperson of ISKCON Mayapur. The celebrations will start from the wee hours, with Manglarti at 4.30 am followed by class and Darshan Arti in the morning. In the evening from 4 pm onwards, Chaitanya Charitamrita – the biography of Mahaprabhu will be read. The Gaur Purnima festival is being celebrated in all 800 centres of the institution around the globe. It may be mentioned that Mayapur is coming up as a centre of international tourism. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has given the green signal to the proposal of developing it as a tourist hotspot and work will start shortly on the same. The estimated cost of the project is around Rs 3,000 crore. During her trip to Mayapur, Banerjee had assured the ISCKON authorities to provide all necessary cooperation. Later, a team comprising senior industrialists visited Mayapur. Sajjan Jindal will head the team carrying out the development project. There has been heavy police deployment to maintain peace during Thursday’s function. Devotees from 95 countries have come to take part in the celebration.
Washington DC: A team led by an Indian American student has been chosen by NASA to have its CubeSat — a mini research satellite to detect cosmic rays — flown into space on future missions of the US space agency. The researchers from the Yale Undergraduate Aerospace Association (YUAA), led by 21-year-old Keshav Raghavan, are among the 16 teams across the country whose CubeSats will be flown into space on missions planned to launch in 2020, 2021 and 2022. The team’s CubeSat BLAST (Bouchet Low-Earth Alpha/Beta Space Telescope) is named for physicist Edward A Bouchet — the first African American to receive a PhD in America. Students designed the satellite over the course of four years, and received the launch grant through NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative competition. According to the NASA, BLAST is a scientific investigation mission to map the distribution of galactic cosmic radiation across the night sky. The satellite will identify and count alpha particles and beta particles in the rays, and measure the radiation energy around Earth. BLAST will contribute to the ongoing search for the origins and nature of these rays, which will provide insight into the origins of the universe. Typical CubeSat projects cost about USD 30,000, while the one developed by the team will cost around USD 13,000 to USD 20,000, according to Andrew Krzywosz, co-president of YUAA. Once BLAST, a cosmic ray detector, goes into orbit, it will collect data about particles travelling to earth from distant supernovae, Raghavan said. “Building a CubeSat and launching it into space is an ambition YUAA has had for quite a while. The founding members in 2011 had it as a goal in the back of their minds, but at that time, it was totally beyond our capabilities as a club,” said Jonathan Li, co-president of YUAA. The team said that as the satellite is ‘smaller than a loaf of bread,’ it costs orders of magnitude less than large-scale satellites. The work, so far, has culminated in a viable prototype that the team anticipates will be ready for launch in slightly over a year. CubeSats are miniature satellites intended as a standard, inexpensive design that can easily fit alongside larger satellites aboard launch vehicles. The CubeSat model has given student groups, hobbyist organizations, and research teams operating with limited funding or experience unprecedented access to space. CubeSats are built from a modular structure of 10x10x10cm cubes, and feature a wide variety of commercially available off-the-shelf components designed to fit the structure from various manufacturers.
New Ohio State football head coach Urban Meyer’s staff continued to take shape Thursday as the addition of Temple University wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator Zach Smith was announced. Smith, who spent five years coaching under Meyer at Florida as a quality control assistant and a graduate assistant from 2005-2009, comes to OSU after helping lead the Owls to a 9-4 record in 2011 and a 35-17 win against Wyoming in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 17. Smith oversaw a receiving unit that compiled 1,648 yards this past year. Two members of Temple’s special teams unit — junior punter Brandon McNamus and junior running back Matt Brown — received All-Mid-American Conference honors in 2011. “Zach has done a terrific job as wide receivers coach at…Temple,” Meyer said in a press release. “I am really looking forward to having the opportunity to work with him again. Ohio State is going to benefit from his coaching and his abilities as a recruiter.” A Dublin, Ohio, native and grandson of former Buckeyes coach Earle Bruce, Smith also served as wide receivers and special teams coach at Marshall during the 2010 season. “It is really, really a dream come true,” Smith said in a press release. “I grew up watching Ohio State, my grandfather coached here and I always dreamt of doing it, too. Plus, I have an opportunity to work with coach Meyer again. I was able to spend five years on his staff at Florida, and now working with him again is another dream come true for me.” Current OSU head coach Luke Fickell and his staff will remain in their positions through the Buckeyes’ Jan. 2 appearance in the 2012 Gator Bowl against Florida. Meyer’s staff will take over after.
Maurizio Sarri expects to be named new Chelsea boss next week on £5.6m-a-year contract as Antonio Conte sacking saga nears a conclusion, according to Daily Mail.Sarri is expecting to take over as Manager at Stamford Bridge by next week as the former Napoli boss has been linked with a move to London all summer to replace his compatriot Antonio Conte.The delay in the move is thought to be an overall compensation package, with current blues boss and his current staff demanding their complete compensation before they leave the club.The uncertainty regarding the managerial position at the club has seen a lack of summer additions so far, with a host of players being with moves away.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Sources close to Sarri, say they expect the Italian who led Napoli to a second-place finish in the Serie A last season to take over from Conte next week. He is expected to sign a new three-year deal worth around £5.6million at Chelsea.With the current situation surrounding the club’s owner, Roman Abramovich as he has been denied Visa to enter the UK. Marina Granovskaia has been in charge off talks regarding Antonio Conte’s future and those of the players.She expects the situation to be resolved next week.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 14, 2017 – Providenciales – FortisTCI power company CEO could not say when electricity to all islands would be back on fully, but just six days following Category 5 Hurricane Irma it was announced that one third of the system has been restored.Eddinton Powell was a part of the post Irma media debrief Wednesday at the Office of the Premier, he said key, essential services are back on line, including the Provo International Airport, the hospitals, water company and telecommunications companies. A 40 year old system in Grand Turk was pulverized in Irma, and Mr Powell explained it’s going to have to be completely rebuilt.Fifty-eight engineers from across the Fortis group of companies are in country. While most of the men are in Providenciales, teams are dispatched around the archipelago in a simultaneous restoration effort says Powell.Restored are Kew in North Caicos, Conch Bar in Middle Caicos, parts of Provo and electricity is coming to the South Caicos airport and water plant; the same is happening for the Grand Turk water plant and Her Majesty’s Prison.FortisTCI lost 15% of its poles in Hurricane Irma, and while strides are being made the CEO confessed that the effects are “vast and profound, this is a huge challenge”.A second wave of 50 workers are due to come in and #FortisTCI is negotiating with the US Government to release 17 utility trucks being held there; they were previously due to come in to the Turks and Caicos.The reason the power company could not give timelines for restoration of electricity said Mr Powell is because, ‘we are still very much in the process of assessments.’All resources are being used, sufficient resources are here, work is being done as quickly as possible and the bottom line is although Hurricane Irma ripped though and destroyed so much in the TCI overnight, rebuilding will take much longer.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, FORTIStci FortisTCI ready for the building boom and consumer demand for electricity; plans in place and new ones coming says CEO Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Premier salutes FortisTCI on round the clock work to restore electricity and visits 14 resorts after June 4 black out Editorial: Listen to your Mama
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 2, 2018 – Nassau – The Minnis Administration has committed to investing $25 million over the next five years to help develop micro small-medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in The Bahamas. Funding for the project will amount to $5 million per year for the next five years and will be funded through the sale of Government-owned shares in Aliv and the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC).Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon Hubert A. Minnis said the “ambitious initiative” – which has several objectives – will help to stimulate the economy while boosting growth and employment. The Prime Minister said the initiative will also provide specific support for entrepreneurship and MSMEs development within marginalized groups, especially poorer communities and youth organizations. This will include organizations that participate in the Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative.“We want to enhance business development MSMEs through innovative programmes, through joint ventures with the Government, the private sector and the University of The Bahamas to help provide training and capacity-building for new and existing entrepreneurs,” Prime Minister Minnis said.“If you have dreamed of opening a business or you are an aspiring entrepreneur, I encourage you to look into this initiative.”Prime Minister Minnis said his one of his Administration’s goals, is to foster a greater culture of entrepreneurship and innovation while providing support to existing entrepreneur curricula-based programmes such as Junior Achievement.The Government will also introduce financial literacy and entrepreneurship programmes at the primary, secondary and tertiary school levels (curricula).“Through this initiative, we intend to promote greater linkages between Bahamian MSMEs and the domestic and international segments of the economy,” Prime Minister Minnis said.By: Matt Maura (BIS) Related Items: