TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man Utd boss Mourinho releases statement on Benfica moveby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho has confirmed he will not return to management with Benfica. The Portuguese was sacked last month as manager of Manchester United.He said: “I have never been into the game of feeding news stories, but I have no intention of working in Portugal.”I don’t really want to go there but the best way to respect a great club [Benfica] and a great president is to say that I was not approached.”It’s a tremendous honour when you return to a club where you’ve been, but I’m talking to you and I will not talk to anyone else.”I’m not training, I love that I am no longer talked about all the time and the best way to ensure that will remain the case is for me to not talk either.”I want to able to think and prepare for the next step.”
Ex-Real Madrid GM Mijatovic: Zidane doesn’t know what to doby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid GM Pedja Mijatovic has questioned whether Zinedine Zidane is capable of leading the club out of it’s slump.Mijatovic was reacting to their 3-0 Champions League humbling at PSG.He said, “I did not expect such a game. I expected to see another game, I was very confident and I hope that Madrid will present itself in a better way in a competition in which it has made history. “PSG has been better in every way. It is a worry. The season looks like last year.”From minute one, Madrid was not involved in the game. When a team lets you play they all seem like phenomena to you. Madrid has to improve a lot. They have to worry and look for solutions. I don’t see Zidane finding solutions or helping the team to improve.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Story Highlights Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says this represents a 4.7 per cent increase when compared to the corresponding period last year. Providing an official update on the performance of the sector at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on September 5, Mr. Bartlett said the sector continues to perform well amidst national, regional and global challenges. Provisional figures from the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) show that between January and August 2018, a total of 2.95 million tourists visited Jamaica.Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says this represents a 4.7 per cent increase when compared to the corresponding period last year.Providing an official update on the performance of the sector at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on September 5, Mr. Bartlett said the sector continues to perform well amidst national, regional and global challenges.He said the figures indicate that the sector is on target to outperform the benchmark target of five per cent growth in five years.“Last year broke all of that, because we got 12 per cent. To grow on last year is a phenomenal achievement and to be growing at the five per cent that we project is even more phenomenal,” the Minister said.He noted that preliminary gross foreign exchange earnings for the first eight months of 2018 were approximately US$2.2 billion.“That means you are trending well ahead of the US$3-billion mark for the end of this calendar year. If we continue with these robust arrival figures to year end, then for the third consecutive year, the growth of Jamaica’s tourism sector would have exceeded the projected five per cent annual growth,” he said.Meanwhile, the Minister pointed out that the figures indicate the country experienced the “best summer” performance for the period May to August 2018.Mr. Bartlett informed that the provisional estimates showed stopover arrivals up by six per cent, when compared to the corresponding period last year.“That is 884,324 visitors compared to the 834,292 in 2017. These figures contributed to total visitor arrivals of 1,312,494, which was a 4.4 per cent increase over the same period last year,” the Minister said.Mr. Bartlett emphasised that this augurs well for the country’s high season, which begins in December. Provisional figures from the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) show that between January and August 2018, a total of 2.95 million tourists visited Jamaica.
A day after former Ohio State men’s basketball head coach Thad Matta was fired, 2018 three-star small forward recruit Justin Ahrens has decommitted from the Buckeyes.“Due to coach Matta’s release, and after talking with my family, I would like to announce that I will be re opening my recruitment,” Ahrens said Tuesday in a tweet announcing his decision.He also mentioned that he will still consider attending OSU, and thanked Matta and the coaches for giving him the opportunity to play for the Buckeyes.Ahrens, a 6-foot-5 wing from Versailles, Ohio, is the No. 160 prospect in his class and the sixth-best player in the Buckeye State, according to 247Sports.One player in OSU’s 2018 recruiting class remains committed to the Buckeyes: four-star shooting guard Dane Goodwin. pic.twitter.com/aGZ8vUPlZS— Justin Ahrens (@ahrensjustin12) June 6, 2017
Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shannon Davis says the weekend’s full lineup includes bird walks, art shows, and music. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Birding signs have been springing up across the area as the Kenai Birding Festival events kick off tomorrow, Thursday May 17th. The festival brings visitors to the region, which gives the Peninsula’s economy a springtime kickstart. Davis: “There is lots of activities that happen around this.” Thursday kicks off the festival with five drift boats, complete with local expert on each, will help you find all of our feathered friends. The drift area is from the outlet of Skilak Lake to Bing’s Landing – weather permitting. The event lasts from May 17-20. For the full list of events. http://kenaipeninsula.org/festival-schedule
Are You Ready For MTV’s “Crash Karaoke”? mtv-set-crash-new-karaoke-game-show Twitter “‘Crash Karaoke’ is an innovative twist on the traditional game show,” said Bruce Gillmer, head of music and music talent, Global Entertainment Group, Viacom. “We’re excited to disrupt everyday life in some of the most unlikely locations and pass the mic to the most fearless performers — from the great, to the outrageous and cringeworthy — and bring our audience along for the ride.””Total Request Live”: MTV Reboots A ClassicRead more MTV Set To Crash In With New Karaoke Game Show Facebook The network’s latest game show will be co-hosted by Dylan Landon and feature karaoke battles in unsuspecting locationsRenée FabianGRAMMYs Aug 17, 2017 – 12:19 pm GRAMMY.comThere’s a new sing-along show coming to town, and it could crash into your life when you least expect it.MTV’s “Crash Karaoke” will literally pop up in various locations, such as fast food restaurants, and “challenge people to karaoke battles for cash.” They’ll seek out brave volunteers to sing it out and deem a winner based on the crowd’s reaction, sans judges.”Contestants will be asked to spin the crash wheel to randomly select a style of music to perform,” said MTV. “A mix of hit songs [will] serve as the soundtrack for the series, from current tracks and global anthems to the most iconic karaoke throwbacks from the ’80s.”The show will be hosted by Hannah Rad and Dylan Landon, and the 30-minute format has been given an initial run of 10 episodes. It will roll out on MTV International later this year. News Email
Danny Jones says that Loving Arms Shelter helped put him on the right track. (Photos credit: Facebook/Danny Jones)Danny “Virgo” Jones lived homeless in Baltimore for nine years. Ever since he was eight years old, his family has been homeless. At 15, he struck out on his own and found a home at Loving Arms.“I had nowhere to go,” Jones, now 20, to the AFRO. “My mom was dealing with some stuff with herself and it was hard for her to keep her own space so we would always be in and out of different spaces.“I got to Loving Arms and they took care of me. At first I was a little uncomfortable around a bunch of strangers, but somehow they pulled it off to make me feel so comfortable. Everybody was warm. I had structure,” said Jones.Loving Arms is a basic care, emergency shelter located in Windsor Hills for unaccompanied homeless, throwaway, and runaway youth. It was founded by Cindy Williams in 2009 and is the only federally-funded shelter in the state of Maryland that exclusively houses young people under 18 who are homeless.The shelter offers crisis intervention, life skills education, community services and prevention education for youth and adults, and individual and family counseling. Williams says the preferred outcome is family reunification, but the crippling effects of poverty on families and faulty public systems still at work, Williams contends, the portal of homelessness will continue to widen in Baltimore City.“The foster care system is clogged and has lost its focus,” Williams told the AFRO. In cases like Jones’ there are no public support services set up for families who just don’t have the means to support their children–or themselves. Williams has seen plenty of cases where the parent or caregiver is also homeless and the children are turned away from the Department of Social Services. The foster care system is not equipped to handle situations like this, she said, which have unfortunately become all too common place. “These young people have basically been thrown away,” said Williams. “If we don’t get a grip when it comes to supporting parents and strengthening families, we are not going to end homelessness in this city.”Loving Arms is also a place of refuge for youth who become homeless after aging out of or running away from the foster care system–those youth who become homeless when their juvenile status expires and the subsidy checks stop.“These people are paid to take care of these kids. Their job is to prepare them for independence, [and] help them transition into something stable–not warehouse them until their 18th birthday,” said Williams. Loving Arms is funded to house young people for up to 21 days. But for the most part, young people can stay as long as it takes for the staff there to pool together resources to transition residents into a viable, permanent living situations. For Jones, it took a little over three months. Today, the self-proclaimed musical genius is renting a room, attending Baltimore City Community College, works as a party promoter and is thriving on his own. “After 21 days I ain’t know what to say to [ Mrs. Williams],” said Jones. “She knew I still had nowhere to go, and she let me stay. She figured some things out for me and every since then I’ve been fine. I’ve been better than I’ve ever been in my life.”Jones is headed to Morgan State University to live on campus next fall. He’s not sure whether he’ll major in psychology or business management, but he knows he’s going to be an entrepreneur. “I’m still dealing with myself, trying to gain confidence to a level where I can really go out in the world and be myself–not ashamed of where I came from,” he said. Williams says she will continue to fight the good fight if it means more success stories like Jones’ but is tired of butting heads with a broken system. In 2015, Williams acquired two additional properties to extend Loving Arms’ reach throughout the Baltimore. One shelter is not enough. “Our kids deserve stability and permanency in their lives,” said Williams,” they need to be loved on–hard.”
In preparation for a major modernization effort, D.C. Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan announced on Feb. 3, that the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will close on March 4. In addition to providing a final rendering and floor plan of the proposed changes, Reyes-Gayilan, offered an update on management of services for the city’s central library location.Once reopened, the new MLK Library will offer magnificent views of the downtown D.C., as well as new technology hubs, theaters and shops. (Courtesy photo)Construction on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will start in the summer of 2017 and continue until 2020. When the $208 million transformation is complete, the library will become the center of activity for the already vibrant downtown area. The building will feature a new, transparent entryway and sculptured stairs. Public art will be solicited for the reading room, the vestibule, and the plaza in front of the building. The art installations in the vestibule and the plaza will honor Dr. King.The closure, said Gayilan, should be relatively smooth, with historical documents and other resources parceled out to other library locations and sites across the city. “We will be looking to make access to those [Washingtonian] collections used most frequently, and while we don’t have a written [memorandum of understanding] in place, we are excited about the possibility of having the Historical Society [of Washington] serve as a temporary location for some of our staff,” Gayilan told the Washington Post.Neighborhood libraries, currently closed on Thursday mornings, will open at 9:30 a.m. A retail location, “Library Express” opens at 1990 K St. NW to house the Adult Literacy Resource Center and Center for Accessibility as well as provide a small browsing collection of books and public access to computers. The labs, which include the Fabrication, Memory, and Studio labs, will be modified and relocated.The Memory Lab will be housed at the Northeast Library, 330 7th St. NE. Fifty laptops will be dispersed to neighborhood libraries to accommodate increased traffic.Jacintha Gray, a graduate student examining the orphanages in the District between the turn of the century and 1920, said she is excited about the changes, and remains hopeful that she can continue her research at one of the other locations. “The overhaul is necessary and is obvious to anyone who utilizes the library for concentrated research. From the elevators to the bathrooms, the whole facility turns into trying to navigate homeless people, and trying to get comfortable in less-than-inviting surroundings,” Gray told the AFRO. “This move by the library executives and the community at large, shows their commitment to making the facility conducive to real learning.”More than 70 community meetings and 13 focus groups were held across the city, hundreds of surveys submitted, and more than 4,000 people were reached in person or online. The project has been approved by the National Capital Planning Commission, the Historic Preservation Review Board, and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.As a final endeavor, on March 3, the library will screen the documentary “A Legacy of Mies and King.” This film follows architect Francine Houben, creative director of Mecanoo Architecten, as she delves into the archives, meets contemporaries of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who designed the library, and King, speaks to current library visitors and participates in the District¹s Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, to better envision the new building.
Categories: Afendoulis News 01Nov Afendoulis opposes auto insurance proposal, urges legislative leaders to seek beneficial reform State Representative Chris Afendoulis (R-Grand Rapids Township) today announced his opposition to House Bill 5013, which seeks to amend Michigan’s Auto No-Fault system and is currently being debated by the Michigan House of Representatives. The bill would effectively dismantle the policy which has provided Michigan’s motorists with the best coverage in the nation for nearly 40 years.“Without question, this bill is a bad deal for my constituents. While drivers may temporarily pay a little less in premiums, they’ll receive far fewer benefits and take on far greater risks. I simply cannot support this bill as it stands today.”“It’s plain to me and many of my colleagues that this bill works only for the benefit of auto insurance companies and trial lawyers. It claims to offer rate reductions, but provides huge loopholes to protect the bottom lines of auto insurance companies.”Afendoulis added, “As someone who believes in free markets, I can’t support a bill where the government mandates prices and fee schedules between private parties. This bill shifts costs to taxpayers and Medicaid without lowering rates.”The bill also puts seniors at risk, Afendoulis said. “Senior citizens need to be aware that Medicare does not cover many of the benefits covered by Auto No Fault. The risk for seniors is that they will need to spend their own money for care they receive now under the current system.”“I am eager to consider reforms which would save drivers money – things like meaningful measures to root out fraud and abuse, transparency initiatives which would finally open the books on the $20 billion catastrophic claims fund, and changes to attendant care policies.” Afendoulis noted that several bills have been introduced which would address these concerns. The bills have been referred to the House Insurance Committee, but to date have not been given a hearing.Afendoulis says he is urging legislative leaders to take a second look before they pass legislation with such far-reaching negative implications.“Without question, auto insurance rates are too high. Without question, we need to make changes to the system. And without question, I believe this legislation is not the solution.”
Categories: LaFave News,News 07Nov House approves Rep. LaFave’s bill to increase retirement funding for thousands of teachers The Michigan House today approved state Rep. Beau LaFave’s bill that will help more than 4,000 teachers and other school employees with their retirement savings.The bill would ensure that all Michigan public school employees who switched from a pension to a 401(k)-style plan are eligible for an improved savings option approved by the Legislature earlier this year. LaFave’s bill would open up the enhanced option to school employees who originally chose to switch to a 401(k) plan in 2012, freezing their pension benefits.“I’m honored to fight for boosting the retirement savings of thousands of hard-working Michigan teachers,” LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said after his bill was approved by the House. “What we’re doing here is simply an issue of fairness. If public school employees are in the 401(k) plan, they should have the same savings options available to their state senators and representatives.”The switch allows the affected employees to receive an additional employer match of up to 3 percent of their compensation for their 401(k) savings plans. The extra match comes on top of an automatic employer contribution equal to 4 percent of compensation.It’s the same 401(k) plan available to state employees.The 4,000-plus school employees affected by this change were not included in employee retirement reforms signed into law in September.The bill advances to the Senate for consideration.#####The legislation is House Bill 5093.
Swiss digital security firm The Kudelski Group has completed its acquisition of Oslo, Norway-based rival Conax. Conax provides content protection for digital TV services over broadcast, broadband and connected devices.Kudelski agreed to pay Conax’s previous owner Telenor Broadcast NOK1.509 billion (€180 million) for the conditional access unit last month.
Apple’s fourth generation Apple TV boxApple is reportedly testing a fifth generation version of Apple TV that will support ultra high definition content.According to Bloomberg, the update could be released as early as this year with the device able to stream 4K resolution pictures and “more vivid colours”, implying high dynamic range capabilities.The new box will run on a faster processor than the current generation of Apple TV and is being referred to internally as ‘J105’, the report said.The news comes in the same month that Apple appointed the director and general manager of Amazon’s Fire TV product, Timothy Twerdahl, to work on Apple TV.Twerdahl, who has also previously worked for Roku and Netflix, confirmed his new role as a VP at Apple on his LinkedIn profile. It is understood that he will report to iPhone marketing VP Greg Joswiak.Separately, Apple’s SVP of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, confirmed at a conference this week that Apple’s first original TV programmes – Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps – will launch on Apple Music in the “next few months”.Cue said that Apple has a “real opportunity in the TV space” but is interested in doing programmes that aren’t being done by anyone else – ones that take advantage of its platforms.On Apple’s most recent earnings call, CEO Tim Cook said that he expects Apple’s participation in the television space to accelerate as the cable bundle begins to break down, with its Apple TV set-top providing a firm grounding for doing so.“We started the new Apple TV a year ago, and we’re pleased with how that platform has come along. We have more things planned for it but it’s come a long way in a year, and it gives us a clear platform to build off of,” said Cook.
THE PSNI are appealing for information following a quad bike was stolen from a garage.Police say the theft happened at a house in the Kilcul Road area of Claudy.Sometime between 10.30 pm on Thursday, 1 February and 8.50 am on Friday, 2 a green Yamaha Grizzley 450 quad bike was stolen from the garage at a dwelling. ShareTweet Police in Strabane say:”Anyone who noticed any suspicious vehicles or persons in the area should contact the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 218 02/02/18.22Alternatively, information can be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime”POLICE APPEAL AFTER QUAD BIKE STOLEN FROM GARAGE was last modified: February 7th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: claudyKILCUL ROADPOLICE APPEAL AFTER QUAD BIKE STOLEN FROM GARAGEPSNISTRABANE POLICEtyrone
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