Liverpool will not wilt under the pressure of ending their 29-year wait for a league title, according to former Reds legend John Barnes, despite missing the chance to go seven points clear.Manchester City’s defeat to Newcastle United on Tuesday opened the door for Liverpool to strengthen their grip on first place in the Premier League.However, the Reds were held to a 1-1 draw by Leicester City at Anfield 24 hours later, meaning their advantage only stands at five points. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Barnes is not concerned, though, and believes Jurgen Klopp can guide Liverpool to success this season.”It’s not all doom and gloom,” he told talkSPORT. “It was a great opportunity to go seven points clear, but we’ve added another point.”It’s only January and teams, including Liverpool and Manchester City, will drop more points. We’re not going to have another situation like last year where City went so far ahead of everybody else and didn’t drop points.”Liverpool drawing against a struggling Leicester team, City losing to a struggling Newcastle team – this happens in the Premier League.”So I’d rather see this as a point gained. Yes, it’s an opportunity lost to go seven clear, but we’re one point further ahead.He added: “The pressure isn’t necessarily going to show now, there’s still a long way to go. The pressure really comes into focus around March.”But I think the Jurgen Klopp factor is very important – he really takes every game as it comes, the pressure is to perform in every game, he puts demands on those players to give 100 per cent every time. So I think they’re able to handle the pressure.”Liverpool had enjoyed a seven-point lead earlier this term, but the champions narrowed the gap with a 2-1 win over the Reds at the Etihad on January 3. Goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane cancelled out a Roberto Firmino effort on that occasion, three months after the sides played out a goalless draw in the reverse Premier League fixture.Liverpool could have another chance to extend their lead at the top when they play West Ham on Monday if City drop points at home to Arsenal on Sunday. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 28: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish reacts after a play in the fourth quarter against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Notre Dame Stadium on October 28, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)On Saturday night, the Clemson Tigers once again proved why they are one of the best program in the country year-in and year-out. The Tigers dominated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Cotton Bowl to the tune of a 30-3 win.After the game all of the familiar playoff questions popped back up. Why was Notre Dame in the playoff ahead of Georgia and Ohio State?Those teams finished at No. 5 and No. 6 in the rankings respectively and missed out on an opportunity to play in the College Football Playoff.Now other coaches are wondering about the playoff committee’s method of operations. An anonymous coach spoke with college football insider Bruce Feldman and offered the following comments:“When will the (CFP) committee actually watch personnel? Notre Dame doesn’t have players anywhere close to the three other teams or Georgia. Like watching a NFL team play a college team,” the coach said.Text from an FBS head coach: “When will the (CFP) committee actually watch personnel? Notre Dame doesn’t have players anywere close to the three other teams or Georgia. Like watching a NFL team play a college team.”— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 30, 2018Arguments about the playoff will be made until the end of time.
zoom Danish shipping company Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S has raised its expectations for the EBIT result for 2015 to USD 50-90 million against previously expected USD -40 to 40 million.The upward adjustment is a result of a tanker market which continues to be influenced by a broadly based upswing with strong rates in all regions.On that background, Norden said that its tanker business is expected to generate an EBIT result of USD 75-100 million against previously expected USD 35-65 million.Furthermore, Norden’s dry cargo department has secured higher earnings than expected at the beginning of the year, even though the first months of 2015 offered a historically poor dry cargo market.Norden said that its dry cargo arm is now expected to generate an EBIT result of USD -25 to 0 million against previously expected USD -60 to 0 million.“Fleet values in dry cargo continue to be under pressure as a result of the challenging markets, and the company will perform a routine impairment test in connection with the publication of the interim report for the first half-year,” the company added.Expectations for profits from the sale of vessels are adjusted from USD 7 million to USD 3 million. CAPEX is expected to amount to USD 0-20 million.Norden reported a USD 416 million loss in its annual results for 2014 amid severely worsened dry cargo market.The results were also affected by value adjustments on hedging instruments winding down in USD 61 million loss, Norden said.
24 March 2009More people fleeing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) are crossing the river to seek refuge in neighbouring Chad, the United Nations refugee agency reported today. More than 100 CAR refugees crossed the volatile border to south-eastern Chad over the weekend, joining over 6,800 others who began arriving earlier this year in two sites near the remote Daha village registered by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Another 2,500 new arrivals are sheltering just across the border in the Chadian village of Massambaye, 125 kilometres east of Daha.According to UNHCR spokesperson, Ron Redmond, the arrivals – most of whom are women, children and elderly people – have told the agency that they escaped clashes between Government forces and rebels in northern CAR.“Refugees said they walked for two days before reaching the border,” he told reporters in Geneva. “They said more people were still hiding in the bush in CAR for fear of being attacked or killed, and were trying to reach safety in Chad.”They also told UNHCR that they do not want to return to their homes in CAR at this point because of the insecurity in the north of their country and have expressed their desire to remain close to the Chad-CAR border, Mr. Redmond said.UNHCR and its partners are supplying plastic sheeting, mats, blankets and other items to the refugees, who have started building their own small huts.“We will continue to provide ad hoc assistance to those in Daha and Massambaye, but the region will become inaccessible once the rainy season starts at the end of April,” the UNCHR spokesperson said.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has provided food rations for one month, with other distributions in the pipeline, while the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has built communal latrines.For its part, UNHCR is assisting Daha’s health centre, and malnourished refugee children are receiving supplementary food while all newly-arrived children are receiving vaccinations for measles and polio.In southern Chad, there are currently some 56,000 CAR refugees, while in the country’s east, over 250,000 Sudanese refugees fleeing the conflict in the Darfur region are living in 12 UNHCR-run camps. Additionally, the agency is helping over 160,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Chad.
A postmistress of a sub post office in Elpitiya has been killed in a fire this morning.The Police said the postmistress of the Kurundugaha – Hathakma sub post office in Elpitiya was killed in the fire. (Colombo Gazette)
00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 A day after Toronto city council voted to strip Rob Ford of some of his power, dozens of residents gathered at city hall demanding the embattled mayor step down.Protesters say city’s council’s move doesn’t go far enough and they want to see ford leave office immediatly.Dozens of residents participated in today’s rally, holding signs and writing chalk messages calling for Ford’s resignation.One demonstrator says his latest admission of buying illegal drugs while in office combined with vulgar comments made to the media are just further reasons for him to go.Ford has apologized for the remarks.On Monday, council will vote on a motion that would see Ford’s budget and office moved over to the Deputy Mayor, but Ford would still remain the face of the city.Organizers of tomorrow’s Toronto Santa Claus parade have asked Ford to not attend for fear he might attract attention that would disrupt the event.The mayor will begin hosting a new TV show Monday on Sun News Network with his brother Doug.It will be called “Ford Nation.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A coalition of 22 Democratic-led states has sued the Trump administration over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants.In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency eliminated the its Clean Power Plan and replaced it with a new rule that gives states more leeway in deciding required upgrades for coal-fired power plants.The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, says the new rule violates the federal Clean Air Act because it does not meaningfully replace power plants’ greenhouse gas emissions.The lawsuit was filed by attorneys general in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.The Associated Press
by Maggie Michael And Joan Lowy, The Associated Press Posted Jun 23, 2016 11:27 am MDT Last Updated Jun 23, 2016 at 4:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CAIRO – Initial attempts to download information from the flight data and voice recorders of an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month have failed, and key parts of the recorders are being sent to France for repairs, according to Egyptian and U.S. officials.The “electronic boards” of the recorders are being flown next week to the offices of the French aviation accident investigation bureau near Paris, authorities said. After the boards are repaired and salt removed, they will be sent back to Cairo for data analysis, Egypt’s Investigation committee said in a statement late Thursday.The recorders, also known as black boxes, were extensively damaged when EgyptAir Flight 804 travelling from Paris to Cairo plunged into the sea on May 19, killing all 66 people on board.French and U.S. investigators have overseen the effort to extract information from the recorders. The recorders were made by Honeywell, a U.S. company. The plane, an A320, is made by Airbus, which is based in France.The black box memory units typically provide investigators with critical data, including the pilots’ conversations, details about how the plane’s engines, navigation systems, and auto-pilot were working, and even information about smoke alarms.The pilots made no distress call before the crash, and no group has claimed to have brought down the aircraft.Radar data showed the aircraft had made violent moves after cruising normally in clear skies, plummeting from 38,000 feet (11,582 metres) to 15,000 feet (4,572 metres). It disappeared when it was at an altitude of about 10,000 feet (3,048 metres).Leaked flight data indicated a sensor had detected smoke in a lavatory and a fault in two of the plane’s cockpit windows in the final moments of the flight. Egypt’s civil aviation minister, Sherif Fathi, has said that terrorism is a more probable cause than equipment failure or some other catastrophic event.___Lowy reported from Washington.___This story has been corrected to reflect that the crash occurred on May 19, not May 16. EgyptAir recorders to go to France after data downloads fail
A recent report published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that severe drought, driven by the El Niño phenomenon, has not only caused livestock deaths especially in pastoral areas, but it has also deteriorated food security conditions in recent months, as food insecure people have almost doubled from August to October this year.While cereal prices dropped last month thanks to the carryover stocks from previous year, the report also indicated the soaring prices of dairy and vegetables, as a result of food inflation.Meanwhile, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) allocated $17 million last week from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), aiming to reach those in the areas hard-hit by the drought with immediate food assistance and relief.“A timely response to the emergency is critical,” said Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, warning that “if we don’t act today, we face an even graver situation tomorrow, with more immense needs in 2016.”This emergency funding will be provided to the UN World Food Programme (WFP), for supporting some 1.37 million Ethiopians with food, and providing specialized nutritional supplements to 164,000 malnourished women and children.Some 8.2 million people currently need emergency food assistance – up almost 3 times compared to last year – and the number will likely double at the start of 2016, according to the Ethiopian Government.The CERF pools donor contributions in a single fund so that money is available to start or continue urgent relief work anywhere in the world. Since its inception in 2006, 125 UN Member States and dozens of private-sector donors and regional Governments have contributed to the Fund. In 2015, CERF has allocated over $27 million to support humanitarian operations in Ethiopia.
Peabody recently ordered a complete Cat® longwall mining system for its North Goonyella Mine located in central Queensland, Australia. The Cat longwall system includes roof supports and a face conveyor for a 300 m face, shearer and beam stage loader. The system features advanced longwall automation technology to enhance safety and production.Delivery of the system is planned for the second quarter of 2019. The regional Cat dealer, Hastings Deering, will provide technical support for installation and commissioning of the longwall and will provide operational support going forward.North Goonyella produces premium coking coal via a Cat longwall system, which was instrumental in achieving record production from the mine in 2017. The decision to move to a new Cat system was driven by technological advances that enable automated shearer steering and face alignment, reduced exposure of operators to dust, and less maintenanceThe Cat EL3000 shearer for North Goonyella will be equipped with the proven Cat PMC™ Evo-S control system, intelligent software modules and advanced measuring technology. The automation package enables the shearer to be operated by a single operator using remote control. This package includes automation logic to minimise overload situations and diagnostic tools to maximise uptime.Software tools and sensors in the gate ends and in the shield controllers enable advanced calculations for full 3D navigation and an accurate floor profile calculation. In total, the Cat automation package enhances safety and allows improved use of manpower, reduces coal dilution, enables faster haulage speeds, improves face management and increases life of all longwall equipment, including the face conveyor and roof supports.Caterpillar will supply an efficient dust suppression system, designed using a holistic approach to mitigating operator dust exposure levels. With thorough understanding of dust generation processes in longwall operations and details defining the operating environment, Caterpillar engineers will design a state-of-the-art dust suppression system for North Goonyella.Additionally, Caterpillar has developed a corrosion protection strategy to improve resistance to corrosion and to minimise ize maintenance activities in the North Goonyella mine environment. For example, the 153 new Cat roof supports will have specially coated rods used in the hydraulic legs, and susceptible components will be built from highly corrosion resistant materials.
The game between the until yesterday undefeated two teams of the German Women Bundesliga brought us thrilling match. Hosts HC Leipzig were slight favorites, but the reigning champion HC Thuringer proved why they’re still Germany’s best, and managed to score a 28:24 away victory, giving Leipzig their first defeat of the season. Alexandrina Barbosa led the visitors with 8 goals, while Sonja Frey contributed 7 goals. Visser and Szwed-Orneborg scored both 5 times for the host team. Alexandrina BarbosabarbosaHC Leipzigleipzigsonja freyszwed-orneborgthueringerthuringervisser ← Previous Story Niklas Landin to miss “Golden League” tournament Next Story → Friendlies worldwide: Denmark beat France – Good night for Poland, Tunisia, Croatia and Russia
IF I ASKED you who the victims of the Troubles are, what would your answer be? Is a victim somebody who was in a paramilitary organisation? Is it a person in the security forces? Or is it just a member of the general public who was killed going about their daily lives? Debates like this have being brought to the forefront of politics in Northern Ireland due to the introduction of a bill by TUV MLA, Jim Allister that would ban people being convicted of serious offences being appointed as a special advisor to a minister.The bill has provoked a predictable response, with Sinn Fein preaching that it is in opposition to the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement and on the other side Unionists arguing that it is a necessary piece of legislation. While the parties battle it out in the assembly, does the fact that this bill is coming about now not highlight that the real problem in Northern Ireland is we are next to nowhere in dealing with victims?3,529 people died over three decades of violenceAnytime I am conducting a seminar or writing a piece like this I always state the figure that 3,529 people died over three decades of violence. It has become so commonplace now that we just belt out this number as if it were some foreign conflict that occurred over a century ago. When you properly sit down and think that this not only happened on your own doorstep but in your lifetime it really makes you think about the desensitisation that we have all gone through when it comes to political violence. It’s as if we have taken it for granted that thousands had to die to get to where we are today.The simple fact is that thousands didn’t have to die to get essentially what was offered in the Sunningdale Agreement in 1973. There were many things wrong with Northern Ireland in the late sixties but could anybody honestly make a serious argument that reform could not have been achieved without violence? Are we not forgetting men like John Hume, Paddy Devlin and the thousands like them who suffered discrimination and opted to change Northern Ireland through the political process? And on the Loyalist side, did people like Harry West and Jim Moylenaux not do more to defend Unionism by illustrating that the constitutional position of Northern Ireland can only be secured through the ballot box?Any loss of life motivated by politics is wrongIt is this manipulation of history that had led us to what is a shameful legacy and that is the treatment of victims. Of those 3,529 deaths, the majority of them were people whose crime was ultimately being at the wrong place at the wrong time. In our drive to declare ‘mission accomplished’ on the Northern Ireland problem we have effectively consigned to the history books people like Peter Ward who was killed by the UVF and Marie Wilson who died in the Enniskillen bomb planted by the Provisional IRA. If we are to buy the narrative that the Troubles was necessary, then deaths like these are simply going to be relegated to collateral damage.The truth is that any loss of life motivated by politics is wrong. It does not matter if the perpetrators do it in the name of the Crown or the Republic. And for those seeking to excuse the deaths of innocent people they could do well to remember that you do not defend your political cause by defending the indefensible.The search for justiceSome have argued that the introduction of the Special Advisors bill was a travesty of the Good Friday Agreement. However I would argue that the real travesty is that more than a decade on from the ending of the Troubles we still have families on both sides of the community looking for truth and justice.Victims of the Troubles who stick their heads above the parapet and argue for the truth about what happened to their loved ones should be talked up – not shouted down. We shouldn’t shrug our shoulders nor close our eyes but instead pause for a moment and ask the most humane question: how would I feel if this happened to me?David McCann is a PhD researcher in Irish politics at the University of Ulster. To read more articles by David for TheJournal.ie click here.Wreath-laying ceremony on 39th anniversary of Dublin-Monaghan bombings>Witnessing the Troubles: the human face of 1980s Northern Ireland>15 years ago today: the Good Friday Agreement was signed>
THE IRFU HAVE confirmed Simon Easterby as Ireland’s new forwards coach.Capped 65 times by Ireland during his playing days, Easterby will join Joe Schmidt’s backroom staff from the Scarlets.The 38-year-old has been head coach of the Welsh region since 2012, having worked as a defence coach for the club for two years prior to that.Easterby replaces New Zealander John Plumtree, who left Ireland this summer after a single season in charge of the forwards. The Kiwi departed with his reputation enhanced after overseeing major improvements in Ireland’s line-out and maul.Former back row Easterby, who has similar coaching strengths to Plumtree, will stay on at the Scarlets throughout the current pre-season and start of the Pro12 season before moving to Ireland ahead of the November Tests.With the Scarlets having agreed to release Easterby from his contract to take up Schmidt’s offer, the Irishman said: Easterby chats with Joe Schmidt before a Heineken Cup game in 2012. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOMeanwhile, Ireland head coach Schmidt added:“Simon has tremendous test match experience combined with an in-depth knowledge of the current national squad players. He is well known to Irish rugby supporters and to many of the players and his knowledge and experience will help drive the team forward.”Ex-Munster fullback Scanlon stepping into leader’s role at RotherhamBrian O’Driscoll signs up as rugby expert with BT Sport I am very grateful to the Scarlets Board for allowing this to happen and for respecting and supporting my ambition and development as a coach at international level.“It’s a huge opportunity for me in Ireland and one I am very excited about, but it’s been a very emotional decision to leave the region that has been such a major part of my rugby career.”
14,355 Views IRELAND’S HOZIER HAS been nominated in the prestigious Ivor Novello awards.His track, Nina Cried Power, has been nominated for Best Song Musically and Lyrically in the 2019 Ivor Novellos. Joining him in the category are Alex Turner of the Arctic monkeys, for the song Four Out of Five, and Ben Howard, for his track Nica Libres at Dusk.Young Fathers, Let’s Eat Grandma and Idles are nominated in the best album category for their recent records. In the Best Contemporary Song category, Black Rose (Ghetts ft Kojey Radical), Blue Lights (Jorja Smith) and Love It If We Made It (The 1975) are all battling for the top spot. The soundtracks for Phantom Thread, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and American Animals are all in the Best Soundtrack category. The awards “celebrate excellence in songwriting and screen composition” and are open to Irish and UK songwriters. The ceremony will take place on 23 May in London.It’s been a big 12 months for Andrew Hozier-Byrne – the 29-year-old’s second album Wasteland, Baby! hit the number one spot on the US Billboard charts after its release earlier this year. He’s due to headline Electric Picnic in August. Hozier nominated for prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting award Also nominated are Alex Turner and Ben Howard. Wednesday 24 Apr 2019, 3:00 PM Apr 24th 2019, 3:01 PM 36 Comments Hozier Share Tweet Email6 https://jrnl.ie/4604924 By Aoife Barry Hozier Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Yendo : Sony Ericsson revient à un téléphone plus basiqueJapon – Sony Ericsson commercialise Yendo, un téléphone-baladeur. Loin des smartphones, le nouvel appareil tentera de se faire une place au soleil.Sony Ericsson a choisi de revenir à des valeurs sûres du mobile. La firme lance Yendo, un téléphone qui fait office de baladeur. Ce mobile est équipé d’un écran de 2,6 pouces et d’un appareil photo d’une résolution de 2 millions de pixels. La mode est au réseau social et le duo suédo-nippon ne l’a pas oublié en intégrant des icônes pour accéder à Facebook et Twitter. L’appareil dispose d’une mémoire de 5 Mo, extensible grâce à une carte micro SD. Il ne supportera pratiquement que les formats mp3. La musique est téléchargeable depuis un PC.Le 18 juin 2010 à 12:29 • Emmanuel Perrin
Bégaiement : ce qu’a apporté “Le discours d’un roi” La sensibilisation au bégaiement vient de connaître une véritable avancée depuis la sortie du film Le Discours d’un roi. Désormais symbole de la “communauté bègue”, il a permis de faire évoluer le regard du public sur cette pathologie trop souvent méconnue.Le discours d’un roi retrace l’histoire du souverain d’Angleterre George VI qui, en proie aux bégaiements, suit une thérapie innovante aux côté de l’orthophoniste Lionel Logue. Depuis sa sortie, le film a connu un vif succès, déclenchant en même temps l’engouement des associations de patients bègues et des professionnels du secteur. Le Docteur Marie-Claude Monfrais-Pfauwadel, phoniatre à Paris, confie au Figaro.fr : “Pour venir à bout du bégaiement, il faut deux qualités, chez le rééducateur comme chez le patient : de l’exigence et de la lucidité. Lionel Logue a incontestablement les deux”. Les méthodes de l’orthophoniste royal, tout à fait originales pour l’époque, améliorent de façon claire la diction du monarque. Cependant, le Dr Monfrais-Pfauwadel, tient à souligner que ces méthodes n’ont rien à voir avec les moyens et gadget miracles qui se développent actuellement dans une visée commerciale. Elle souligne également l’importance de consulter un spécialiste mais déplore l’insuffisance de ceux-ci : “En France, peu de thérapeutes sont réellement spécialisés, à peine une centaine”. Redonner confiance en soiOutre les exercices de diction, le film montre l’importance d’approcher la communication dans son aspect global. A l’heure actuelle, beaucoup de spécialistes ont recours au support vidéo qui permet aux patients de se voir au delà de leur bégaiement. Ils préconisent également des thérapies comportementales. Pour la phoniatre, le bégaiement ne serait que la partie immergée de l’iceberg, elle souligne : “Tant qu’on n’a pas travaillé sur le “cœur de glaciation”, les blessures d’amour-propre, on ne peut pas venir à bout de l’iceberg. Dans le film, c’est exactement ce que fait Logue, on peut même dire qu’il attaque l’iceberg au pic à glace!”.À lire aussiAu Chili, une campagne contre le Sida crée l’indignationAujourd’hui, les recherches faites pour déceler les mécanismes du bégaiement ont beaucoup progressé. Des pistes sur l’usage de médicaments sont actuellement en recherche. Les scientifiques espèrent, par ces études, découvrir un traitement similaire à ceux déjà mis en place dans des thérapies de troubles neurologiques tels les tics ou les dystonies. Il y a quelques temps, une molécule originale, la pagoclone, avait été testée pour soigner du bégaiement. Les essais avaient alors été interrompus faute d’efficacité. Pour l’heure, les thérapies préconisées par les professionnels ont prouvé leur efficacité puisque la majorité des enfants retrouvent généralement une fluidité de langage. Le bégaiement affecte actuellement 5% des enfants d’âge préscolaire, et persiste chez 1% des adultes. On compte environ 70 millions de personnes concernées dans le monde dont 600.000 en France. Le 14 mars 2011 à 18:52 • Emmanuel Perrin
Education Minister tours schools this week Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Related Items:akierra missick, HJ robinson high school, school resume Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 Feb 2016 – A report from the Public Works Department is expected by the end of the week after inspection on Wednesday of the damage at the HJ Robinson High school; a fire gutted the top floor of the Administration Block. The assessment led by the Deputy Premier, Hon Akierra Missick was emotional and the Education Minister said her heart goes out to all directly affected by the January 29th fire. Along with furniture and fixtures, computers and the actual structure being damaged – years and years of students’ records were lost in the blaze which erupted around 3am. HJ did not reopen this morning; instead the advice is for school to resume for the 350 students on Monday February 8, 2016. The structural report to come from Public Works will say what is needed for the design and costing; then the job will go to tender. Minister Missick reiterated that government is committed to begin reconstruction as soon as possible; the DP also cautioned, however, that it took some time to amass these structural and educational assets of the Helena Jones Robinson High school; one of the country’s oldest institutions.
In this undated photo released by the Philadelphia Police Department, Philippe Jernnard of La Rochelle, France is shown. Jernnard, a 61-year-old French man was arrested Wednesday March 20, 2013 at Philadelphia International Airport and charged with impersonating a pilot after airline officials found him in the cockpit of a plane scheduled for takeoff. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department) The crew of a US Airways flight bound for West Palm Beach, Fla., found Philippe Jernnard of La Rochelle, France, in the jump seat behind the pilot on Wednesday evening, removing him after he was unable to produce valid credentials and became argumentative, police said.Jernnard, who was a ticketed passenger, was wearing a white shirt with an Air France logo and had a black jacket with epaulets on the shoulders, police said. Officer Christine O’Brien said police found him in possession of a counterfeit Air France crew member ID card.Air France said Jernnard is not one of its employees and was not wearing the airline’s uniform.It’s not clear how Jernnard got into the cockpit, but one security expert said he didn’t view it as a breach.Pilots can typically ride for free in the jump seat of another airline, but they must make arrangements ahead of time and their presence would be noted on a passenger manifest. That manifest is reviewed by the pilot before takeoff — meaning that Jernnard didn’t have a chance of remaining, said Douglas Laird, former security director for Northwest Airlines.“The guy can’t do any harm sitting up there. He has no access to the controls sitting there. I think the system worked,” said Laird, who now runs an airline security consultancy in Reno, Nev.Police said there’s no indication Jernnard meant any harm. A US Airways spokeswoman referred questions to the FBI, which confirmed it is investigating but declined to comment Friday.
In regards to complacency, Anton urged even successful publishers to continue to strive to be better. “Too many companies are making money and don’t care if their publication is the number one, number two or number three book in their segment. I don’t get that,” he said. “Being competitive and winning is fun. Be restless. Work hard to be the best.” Even in the face of a down real estate market, b-to-b residential housing and commercial construction publishing giant Hanley Wood is maintaining an aggressive business strategy. During a luncheon keynote at the Folio: Publishing Summit last month, CEO Frank Anton unveiled what he calls the “10 deadly sins” that have b-to-b companies in a “spiral of purgatory” in a down economy.Anton outlined the sins—underperformance, cowardice, technophobia, inferiority, complacency, coziness, stinginess, cluelessness, disorganization and dullness—with examples from Anton’s own experience in leading Hanley Wood.“Fear of failure for many outweighs the satisfaction of success,” Anton said of the ‘cowardice’ sin. “Try things. Take chances. To grow a company you need to take risks. Sometimes you’ll fail but try. Learn. We like to succeed but we also embrace failure.” Anton recalled how in 1999 and 2000 Hanley Wood got $40 million from VSS to invest in online development but lost it in the dot-com crash. Trade publishers that have underinvested in electronic media are now playing catch-up—and are paying the price, Anton said in reference to his ‘technophobia’ sin. Hanley Wood’s online advertising has seen growth over the last couple of years, and Anton expects that revenue to grow 40 percent this year, he said.
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioShageluk Man Arraigned On Murder Charges In BethelDaysha Eaton, KYUK – BethelEverett Semone of Shageluk was arraigned on murder charges at the Bethel court this afternoon. He is accused of killing his parents with an axe in the village of Shageluk earlier this week.Alaska National Guard Officer Recommended For ‘Other Than Honorable’ Discharge Lori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageA Lieutenant Colonel in the Alaska National Guard was recommended for an “other than honorable” discharge earlier this year, according to a story in this week’s Anchorage Press. Joseph Lawendowski is the guard’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Training.Reporter David Holthouse says he started looking into Lawendowski after reading the National Guard Bureau’s Office of Complex Investigations report that came out last month.AEA: Fisheries Service Criticism of Susitna Dam Studies ‘Untenable, Bordering On The Absurd’Phillip Manning, KTNA – TalkeetnaThe Alaska Energy Authority has responded to letters from the National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that questioned research being done on the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project.Officials Say Violence Against Foster Parents Extremely RareAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageKSKA DJ Marvell Johnson was killed this week by his foster son. But state officials with the foster care system stress that events like this are extremely rare and they have systems in place to keep foster parents and children safe.As Part Of Investigation, Feds Will Hear From UAS Students About Sexual AssaultLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauStudents at the University of Alaska Southeast will get a chance to talk to federal auditors about sexual assault on campus.The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights will be at the UAS Juneau campus Friday as part of an examination of the university’s handling of complaints and reports of sexual harassment and violence.Governor’s Race Brings Walker To UnalaskaLauren Rosenthal, KUCB – UnalaskaWith less than a month until Election Day, the race to become Alaska’s next governor is heating up. Independent candidate Bill Walker and his Democrat running mate are canvassing the state for votes – all the way out to the Aleutians.KSM Mine Project Wins Key PermitsEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauA controversial British Columbia mine northeast of Ketchikan has gained some key permits needed for construction.But the KSM project still needs other government approvals – and large investments – before mining can begin. Also, a company with nearby claims says it must also grant approval.Subsistence Panel Looks Toward Future of Salmon ManagementBen Matheson, KYUK – BethelTribal co-management and Chinook bycatch took center stage Tuesday at a subsistence panel at the Association of Village Council Presidents conference.Environments Activists Forming Fairbanks Chapter of Climate Change OrganizationTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksFairbanks-area environmental activists say they’re building on the momentum they generated two weeks ago during the local observance of the global People’s Climate March. They’re forming a local chapter of the national organization to help reduce the impact of climate change.