Ashes 2017: Tom Curran to debut for England in Boxing Day Test at MCG

first_imgFast bowler Tom Curran will make his debut for England in the Boxing Day Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday.Curran will replace Craig Overton, who had sustained a rib injury while batting in the second Test at Adelaide and aggravated the area further while fielding in the third Test in Perth with scans revealing a fracture.Australia regained the Ashes urn after defeating England by an innings and 41 runs in the ongoing five-match series.Curran, who made his Twenty20 debut in June and then played his first one-day international in September, was an injury replacement for Steven Finn, who withdrew before the first test with a knee injury.Captain Joe Root said the selection of the South-African born fast-medium bowler was very much a gut decision.”Sometimes as a captain you have to go with your gut and he really hit home with me this week,” Root told reporters ahead of the fixture starting on Boxing Day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.”It wasn’t an easy decision. We certainly (spent) a while thinking about it, trying to weigh up what was going to be the best way to go about it in these conditions and on this surface.”He does get the ball to move around a little bit. He’s always in the contest. That’s one thing that really stands out to me – he will at no point hide away from any challenge if it does become very hard. He’ll give it absolutely everything.”advertisementCurran’s elevation ahead of Wood was something of a surprise given England’s pace bowlers have struggled in Australia, with stalwarts James Anderson and Stuart Broad both struggling to get any movement through the air or off the pitch, while their entire attack has been lacking in pace.Pundits had suggested that Wood, arguably the fastest bowler in their squad, could be picked, but Root said the 27-year-old was not quite match-fit as he battled back from an ankle injury.”He did come into it,” Root said of the selection discussions around Curran and Wood.”The fact that (he’s) not necessarily 100 per cent fit, not played a huge amount of cricket, (it) might have been a little bit of a risk going into this game.”It was a tough call (but) …for the balance of the team, I think Tom was the best option.”last_img read more

TOP Scheme will be reviewed after Asian Games: SAI DG

first_imgNew Delhi, July 5 (PTI) The beneficiaries under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) will be thoroughly reviewed after the upcoming Asian Games and the administrative mechanism of the programme will be completely overhauled, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said today. Under the TOP Scheme, some 180-odd athletes are currently getting financial assistance from the government for their training to prepare for the Asian Games and 2020 Olympics. “We will have an entire restructuring of the TOP Scheme. First, we will have a complete review of the beneficiaries after the Asian Games. Many of them are there in the list in view of the Asian Games,” SAI Director General Neelam Kapur told reporters today. Asked if there would be drastic reduction in the number of beneficiaries, she said, “Let us wait for the Asian Games to be over.” “We as a country are not currently at a stage where we can win a lot of medals (in Olympics). The idea is to nurture talented and deserving athletes. Ten years down the line, TOPS may be only for athletes preparing for Olympics.” Regarding the administrative aspect of the TOP Scheme, she said, “There will be a secretariat of the Mission Olympic Cell and we are going to outsource (the secretarial work) to some professional firm. “There will be a High Performance Manager at the top and there will be an Athlete Relation Manager who will have direct communication with elite athletes. It will be much more focussed. The idea is to have the best professional management which will also be made accountable and transparent in its functioning,” she said.advertisement She said the SAI will be restructured into a “leaner and more professional body” focussed on dealing with the core sporting activities. “We will still look after core sporting activities but will have partners and will out source non-core activities,” she said. “We are a Society and we cannot function as a government department. The idea is to serve the athletes and Indian sports and not to act as a regulator. Sports Ministry is the regulator and policy maker and SAI is not. The word Authority has been removed and we will registered as Sports India with the trademark authority.” Kapur said the SAI would not interfere in the controversy surrounding the exclusion of some sports by Indian Olympic Association from the country’s Asian Games contingent. “Selection of teams is the prerogative of NSFs and IOA and we should let them do that job. The (aggrieved) federations have made their representations (to the IOA) and they (IOA) will deal with that. We do not come into the picture and we are not going to do anything.” IOA president Narinder Batra had recently disapproved of Khelo India’s selection of hockey players for training at the academies run by the government, saying that the concerned NSF was not involved in the exercise. Asked about this, Kapur said, “Every selection has been done with full involvement of the federations. We have not kept any NSF out of this process. We have a High Power Committee and the IOA sends its representative. Batra’s representative (Lalit Bhanot) was there. He (Bhanot) is privy to whatever decision we have taken.” Kapur also said that the performance of foreign coaches working with various NSFs but under the payrolls of SAI will be be reviewed after the Asian Games. “In fact, after Commonwealth Games we had put some coaches on notice. As of now, we have not thrown out any foreign coach but we have told some of them that we are watching you. “If we are spending a lot of money on foreign coaches, they are accountable to us and they have to give results. If a federation says a coach is doing good, we will go by it. But we will have a thorough review and non-performing foreign coaches will have to go.” She also informed that the Governing Body yesterday approved the doubling of salary of coaches at the SAI academies. This move, in some cases, will put the salary of SAI Academy coaches at par with elite athlete coaches at the national camps. “The salary of the coaches at the SAI academies has been doubled while the salaries of the support staff such as doctor, physio has been enhanced,” she said. SAI Deputy Director General Sandip Pradhan said a coach at SAI academy can now get a maximum of Rs 2 lakh salary per month, a jump from earlier Rs 1 lakh. He said Indian High Performance coaches at the national camps also get Rs 2 lakh salary while the chief coaches pocket Rs 1 lakh per month. PTI PDS ATATadvertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2018 sweepstakes: All you need to know

first_imgWorld Cup World Cup 2018 sweepstakes: Download & print our guide to the best templates Goal Last updated 1 year ago 14:00 6/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy World Cup Trophy Getty Images World Cup Fantasy Football The football showpiece event kicks off in Russia on Thursday – make sure you do your office sweepstakes before the first game gets under way! World Cup 2018 is the biggest sporting event in the world and every four years tournament fever tends to seep into every walk of life for a month in summer.That may sound like heaven to an avid football fan, but for the sections of the public that aren’t so keen on the game it can be a boring, drawn-out affair.Luckily for some of those indifferent souls the phenomenon of the World Cup sweepstake can make the tournament interesting. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move With the 21st edition of the most prestigious event in world football set to get under way in Russia, Goal takes a look at World Cup sweepstakes…What is it & how does it work?An office sweepstake is essentially a type of lottery in which colleagues and co-workers participate, that usually centres around sporting events – in this case, the World Cup.The premise is very simple: participants each pay the same entry fee and they are then randomly allocated a team.Teams are put into a hat or any sort of pot to draw from and those who’ve paid in pull their team (or teams) out.The individual whose team wins the tournament is awarded the prize pot, which is usually made up of the combined entry fees, but, of course, other prizes may be available at the discretion of the organisers.Office sweepstakes are generally played for fun as a means of engaging with a major event and the potential for financial reward is an incentive, both for those who are interested in football and those who aren’t.What teams are involved?Neymar Brazil Croatia Group A Group B Group C Group D Russia Portugal France Argentina Saudi Arabia Spain Australia Iceland Egypt Morocco Peru Croatia Uruguay Iran Denmark Nigeria Group E Group F Group G Group H Brazil Germany Belgium Poland Switzerland Sweden Panama Senegal Costa Rica Mexico Tunisia Colombia Serbia South Korea England Japan For World Cup sweepstakes there are 32 teams available for allocation and they can be seen above.The hope for anyone involved is to draw a team that has a good chance of winning, so ideally one of the strongest nations or a team considered to be among the favourites.So, if you draw Brazil, who are 17/4 to win, in your office sweepstake you are theoretically much better off than your colleague who drew Panama (1000/1), so you should be pleased.For those who may not be up to speed, you can see the complete run-down of the favourites, outsiders and underdogs here or check out Goal’s complete World Cup 2018 power rankings here.Online sweepstakes generatorsTimo Werner Germany Saudi ArabiaIf you’d rather not write out or print out the teams for a manual sweepstake draw, you can always do it online.There are a number of free sweepstake generators available on the internet, such as: Sweepstake Generator No Pork Pies Casino.org The generators take care of the random allocation of teams and some go further.Enjoy the sweepstakes – and hopefully the World Cup! Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

10 months agoKenyon consortium to drop Newcastle takeover bid

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kenyon consortium to drop Newcastle takeover bidby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePeter Kenyon’s consortium is set to drop their takeover bid of Newcastle.The Sun says his offer is still £100million adrift of Mike Ashley’s asking price.Former Manchester United and Chelsea chief Kenyon has come up with a way of increasing the original £200m he and his consortium have at their disposal.But extraordinarily, for owner Ashley to get the £300m he wants, Newcastle would have to qualify for the Champions League in the next decade.Kenyon has been working with the American Rockerfeller Capital Management to raise extra cash but the additional £100m would depend on the club reaching certain goals.One of them would be to finish in the Prem top four within ten years.Ashley has rejected that suggestion, wanting all the money up front. last_img read more

ESPN Releases 2nd Half Prediction For Clemson-Syracuse

first_imgA view of Clemson's stadium during the day from high up.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the start of the Miami Hurricanes against the Clemson Tigers game at Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)It hasn’t been an ideal start for Trevor Lawrence and the Clemson Tigers, as their offense has mustered just seven points in the first half. Nonetheless, the top team in the ACC still has time to mount a comeback.Right now, the Syracuse Orange lead 16-7 through two quarters, in large part because of their defense. They’ve kept Lawrence to just 93 passing yards so far and have done a great job of forcing pressure in the pocket.While the Tigers have looked anemic on offense, ESPN still believes they’ll improve to 5-0 on the season.ESPN’s Football Power Index projections currently give Clemson a 50.3 percent chance to win the game.Obviously, the result of this game will rely heavily on the health of Lawrence, who left the game in the second quarter. The backup quarterback for this game is Chase Brice, after Kelly Bryant announced he’ll transfer.If Dabo Swinney’s offense will be without their quarterback, Travis Etienne will have to shoulder the load.The game is available on ABC.last_img read more

Indigenous rights activist Vernon Harper dies in Toronto

first_imgTORONTO – A Cree elder who was a co-organizer of a cross-Canada trek to raise awareness of broken treaties and grievances against the federal government has died, according to an organization that advocates for dozens of First Nations communities in Ontario.Vernon Harper, a medicine man and Indigenous rights activist, organized the Native People’s Caravan from Vancouver to Ottawa in 1974.Harper, 85, also authored a book about the trek entitled “The Red Road: The Native People’s Caravan, 1974.”The Anishinabek Nation Grand Council says Harper died on Saturday, surrounded by members of his family in Toronto, where he was born on June 17, 1932.He served as vice-president of the Ontario Metis and Non-Status Indian Association and in 1976, he co-founded the First Nations School of Toronto, which is designed to empower its students with a strong cultural identity.Funeral services are to be held in Toronto on Friday.“My condolences go out to Vern’s family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time,” Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee said Tuesday in a release.“He will be fondly remembered for his passion for helping others and for being a champion of Indigenous rights,” Madahbee said. “He was an advocate for those who could not speak for themselves and he influenced the lives of many.”Harper was also one of a few First Nations elders with a chaplain status recognized by the Correctional Service of Canada and provided spiritual services, sweat lodge ceremonies and traditional counselling to Indigenous prison inmates.last_img read more

BC premier rejects Green call for foreign buyers ban days before Asia

first_imgVICTORIA – Premier John Horgan says he has plans to tone down speculation in British Columbia’s real estate market but they don’t include banning foreign buyers.Horgan said Tuesday he rejects recent calls by Green party Leader Andrew Weaver to implement a New Zealand-style law that restricts the purchase of existing homes to residents of New Zealand and Australia.The government’s February budget will include measures to dampen speculation and increase housing supply, but not a prohibition on foreign buyers, he said.“I just don’t believe in an open economy that’s an appropriate way to proceed,” he said at his first news conference of 2018.“I do believe we need to knock back speculation and make sure we are penalizing that behaviour in the interest of reducing demand and softening prices.”Horgan said a ban on foreign buyers sends the wrong signals to investors about B.C.’s economy.“B.C.’s the gateway to Canada and I don’t believe we should be curbing people from coming here,” he said. “I’m a child of an immigrant and virtually everyone I see here is a child of an immigrant.”Weaver said in a statement the government should act to target overseas speculation, moving towards a full ban.Horgan said he is prepared to face questions about B.C.’s real estate market during his trade visit to China, Korea and Japan, which starts Saturday.“What we know with absolute certainty is money raised in other parts of the world is distorting our housing market and we want to take steps to address that,” he said.The former Liberal government introduced a 15-per-cent tax on foreign buyers purchasing real estate in Metro Vancouver in an effort to help more B.C. residents to buy homes.Horgan has also said the budget will include measures to stimulate construction of more rental units and family sized homes.last_img read more

UN launches new initiative to promote rights of worlds indigenous peoples

20 May 2011Four United Nations entities today launched a new initiative to promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples, aiming to strengthen their institutions and ability to fully participate in governance and policy processes at the local and national levels. The initiative, to be known as the UN Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership (UNIPP), was launched on the sidelines of the 10th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues under way at UN Headquarters.It draws experience and expertise from the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in an effort to implement the provisions of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the initiative and urged all countries to support it “so that it can fulfil its potential to turn the declaration’s principles into reality.” He noted that “indigenous people suffered centuries of oppression, and continue to lose their lands, their languages and their resources at an alarming rate.”“Despite these obstacles, indigenous people make an enormous contribution to our world, including through their spiritual relationship with the Earth. By helping indigenous peoples regain their rights, we will also protect our shared environment for the benefit of all.”Through the UNIPP partnership, the UN agencies also intend to prevent conflict with regard to ancestral land and use of natural resources. Many indigenous communities have witnessed the exploitation of those lands and resources by extractive industries – in many cases without regard to their rights.The chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Mirna Cunningham, said the partnership was “an important step in the efforts of indigenous peoples everywhere to fully realize their human rights.“We look forward to our continued work with the UN so that the voiceless will be heard and that we can bring about dignity and respect for the diversity of our cultures, traditions, histories and aspirations,” she added.The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and ILO’s Indigenous and Tribal People’s Convention are widely recognized as the key international instruments for promoting and protecting the rights of indigenous peoples.There are more than 370 million indigenous peoples in some 90 countries accounting, for 15 per cent of the world’s poor and one third of the 900 million people living in extreme poverty. Indigenous people also tend to experience low levels of education, increased health problems, higher crime rates and human rights abuses.Globally, indigenous children are less likely than other children to be in school and more likely to drop out of school. Indigenous girls are at even greater risk of being excluded from school.UNIPP will help address these problems and other social, economic and political issues by working with governments and indigenous peoples’ organization through various means including training, promotion of dialogue, the establishment of consultative processes, legislative review and reform, as well as conflict prevention. read more

Husky Energy reports 136M Q3 profit trims capital spending guidance

CALGARY — Husky Energy Inc. (TSX:HSE) lowered its capital spending guidance as it reported a profit of $136 million in its latest quarter.The energy company says it has cut its capital spending guidance to $2.2 billion- to $2.3-billion due in part to cost efficiencies.The revised figures compared with expectations earlier this year that it would spend $2.5 billion- to 2.6-billion.Annual production is expected to remain within the 2017 guidance range of 320,000- to 335,000-barrels of oil equivalent per day.Husky says its profit for the quarter amounted to 13 cents per share compared with a profit of $1.39 billion or $1.37 per share a year ago when the results were boosted by asset sales.Gross revenue totalled $4.72 billion, up from $3.52 billion in the same quarter last year. read more

New Broadcom NFC chips slash power consumption

first_imgNow that Google has gotten the major credit card players to get on board with Google Wallet, NFC just might be reaching its tipping point. Wireless chip maker Broadcom certainly hopes so, and it’s got a brand new range of NFC chips that it hopes will pique the interest of phone and tablet OEMs.The freshly-unveiled BCM2079x range offers some eyebrow-raising improvements over Broadcom‘s last-gen chips. For starters, the company has moved to a 40 nanometer process and the overall surface area of the chips has been reduced by 40% — and that’s a big bonus for manufacturers looking for ways to conserve real estate inside their devices. Broadcom has also reduced the number of components used in the BCM2079x chips by 40%.Most impressive, however, is how much more efficient the new chips are. Broadcom states that they use 90% less power than its previous NFC hardware. That lessens the load on your phone or tablet, but they can still facilitate transactions even when your device’s battery is totally drained thanks to Broadcom’s “field power harvesting” kung-fu.Broadcom’s press release doesn’t mention any details about pricing for the new chips, but that might not matter much to manufacturers anyway. With big names (including just about every major wireless carrier) lining up behind NFC initiatives like Google Wallet and Isis, consumer interest is bound to start picking up — and once one smartphone manufacturer starts bundling NFC by default the rest will no doubt follow suit.And don’t forget that Microsoft has demonstrated tap-to-share on Windows 8, which means PC manufacturers will be integrating NFC tech, too.via BGRlast_img read more

Batailles de boules de neige dans les anneaux de Saturne

first_imgBatailles de boules de neige dans les anneaux de SaturneDes observations réalisées par la sonde spatiale Cassini-Huygens, qui tourne autour de Saturne depuis 2004, ont permis de découvrir de drôles d’activités dans l’anneau F de la planète géante.C’est une vrai bataille de boules de neige, à l’échelle spatiale bien entendu, qui se joue autour de Saturne, et plus exactement au niveau de ses anneaux F. Bien connu des scientifiques, ceux-ci sont en effet l’objet d’une particularité due à la présence en leur sein d’un satellite de la planète, Prométhée. Régulièrement, il s’approche du bord de ces anneaux F et attire à lui des particules de glace, ce qui crée des distorsions dans cette zone, qui ont été obervées par Cassini-Huygens. Pourtant, l’équipe du Professeur Murray de l’Université Queen Mary de Londres, qui a présenté ses travaux au Congrès de l’European Geosciences Union (EGU) de Vienne, a fait une étonnante découverte.À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreIl a en effet observé d’autres mouvements de distorsion de ces anneaux, sans que Prométhée ne se trouve pourtant dans la zone. Des distorsions, sous forme de jets de glaces, moins importantes que celles provoquées par le satellite mais bien obervées par la sonde spatiale. En fait, ce sont les éléments de glace soulevés par Prométhée lors de son passage qui finissent, sous l’effet de l’attraction de ce dernier, par former des boules de matière glacée. Celles-ci finissent par revenir dans les anneaux à une vitesse de rotation bien moins importante que celle des blocs qui les composent, provoquant ainsi de nouveaux jets. Une situation scrutée par les scientifiques qui voient dans le système d’anneaux de Saturne une sorte de mini-système solaire originel et qui pourraient créer un modèle prenant en compte ce type de phénomènes pour expliquer la formation du Soleil et de la Terre…Le 26 avril 2012 à 10:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Small fire damages deck, barbecue

first_imgFire investigators say a reported explosion and blaze July 28 at a house in Vancouver’s North Garrison Heights neighborhood appears to have started on the home’s deck where there was a propane grill.Crews were dispatched at 1:26 a.m. to 9016 N.E. 11th St., and arrived to find light smoke coming from the back porch of a single-story house. Three adult occupants were outside.The home’s wood deck and barbecue propane grill were on fire, said Dean Bray, lead deputy fire marshal for the Vancouver Fire Department.The blaze caused about $700 damage, he said, adding that the cause of the fire remains undetermined.last_img read more

Apple says Steve Jobs resigning as CEO

first_imgSteve Jobs, the mind behind the iPhone, iPad and other devices that turned Apple Inc. into one of the world’s most powerful companies, resigned as the company’s CEO on Wednesday, saying he can no longer handle the job.The move appears to be the result of an unspecified medical condition for which he took an indefinite leave from his post in January. Apple’s chief operating officer, Tim Cook, has been named CEO.In a letter addressed to Apple’s board and the “Apple community,” Jobs said he “always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.”Jobs’ health has long been a concern for Apple investors who see him as an industry oracle who seems to know what consumers want long before they do. After his announcement, Apple stock quickly fell 5.4 percent in after-hours trading. Earlier this month Apple became the most valuable company in America, briefly surpassing Exxon Mobil. At the market close Wednesday its market value was $349 billion, just behind Exxon Mobil’s $358 billion.last_img read more

Lineman killed while working in Fort Lauderdale after Hurricane Irma

first_imgSEBRING, Fla. (WSVN) — A Florida lineman died in Fort Lauderdale while working to restore power after Hurricane Irma.According to his obituary, 26-year-old Scott Christopher Reid died Sunday, Sept. 17 while working to bring back electricity to the area. WBBH reports Reid apparently fell five stories from a parking garage at the Westin Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.“Chris was an avid Gator fan, enjoyed fishing, riding four-wheelers, being a jokester and just having a good time,” his obituary read. “He loved line work and his job with T & D Solutions. Chris also loved spending time with his family, especially his daughters.”Reid is survived by his wife, Chelsea, and his daughters Meyan and Paisley.A GoFundMe page has been created to help raise money for his family.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

NOW HIRING Wilmington Middle School Seeking Permanent Principal

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools recently posted a job listing as part of its search for a new, permanent Middle School Principal:Position: Wilmington Middle School PrincipalApplication Deadline: January 4, 2019Starting Date: July 1, 2019Job DescriptionWilmington Public Schools seeks an outstanding applicant for the position of Principal at the Wilmington Middle School, serving approximately 780 students in grades 6-8. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate success as a middle school leader and should have a minimum of 3-5 years as a middle school principal or assistant principal or similar leadership experience. A Master’s degree or higher in educational leadership is preferred.Wilmington Middle School provides a student-centered education which fosters critical inquiry enabling the individual to be a productive citizen, respectful of self and others, and capable of adapting to a changing world and its technology.The leadership team at the middle school consists of the Principal, two (2) Assistant Principals and five (5) Curriculum Team Leaders. The middle school staffing also includes two full time nurses and a guidance counselor at each grade level.Hallmarks of the middle school program in Wilmington include a 1:1 Chromebook Initiative, along with a wide array of extra-curricular activities available for students including Drama and Art Clubs, a Robotics Club, after-school sports, student council, Literary Magazine, A Capella and WCTV Video Club.The middle school principal provides instructional leadership to staff, including: curriculum planning, review and implementation; professional development; the implementation of all school committee policies, and the development of administrative systems and procedures which maximize the effectiveness of the middle school program. In addition, the middle school principal is responsible for day-to-day building administration, the safety and welfare of both students and staff, as well as ensuring a safe, pleasant and effective educational atmosphere that provides discipline as necessary and enforces school policy. Full job description can be made available upon request.The Wilmington Public School District provides services to students in PreK-12th grade, spanning eight (8) school buildings. The District’s Leadership Team consists of: the Superintendent of Schools; Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Staff Development; Assistant Superintendent of Administration & Finance; Director of Student Support Services; Director of Human Resources; eight (8) Principals/Directors; and a Coordinator of Behavioral Health & Social Emotional Support. The leadership of the district is also supported by an English Language Learning Coordinator. The school district enjoys tremendous support from a seven-member School Committee, parents and guardians in the town, the Town Manager, Selectman and Finance Committees. Additionally, we work very closely and collaboratively with the police and fire, public facilities, library services and the recreation department. The district also enjoy close partnerships with the Wilmington Education Foundation (WEF) as well as the Wilmington School-Business Partnerships association.Wilmington, Massachusetts is situated just outside of Boston and was incorporated in 1730. The town has an open town meeting structure governed by a board of selectman and a town manager. It is located within Middlesex County and its close proximity to the Greater Boston area allows for a strong mix of business-professionals who work in the area, and have selected the town to raise their families due to the quality of the schools and the vibrancy of the community. Wilmington enjoys numerous public recreational spaces, has its own lake and takes great pride in a wonderful Town Common where the July 4th celebrations bring residents together every year. Strong programming with the public library, as well as the recreation department, help to make Wilmington a great place to live and raise a family.Position Type: Full-timePositions Available: 1Equal Opportunity EmployerNotice of Non-DiscriminationAll educational and non-academic programs, activities and employment opportunities at Wilmington Public Schools are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or disability, and any other class or characteristic protected by law.Job RequirementsOther qualifications include:1. Successful experience working with parents and constituents groups2. Proven ability and experience as an instructional leader in guiding student programs, parents/guardians and teachers3. Highly effective communicator who possesses a wide range of communication skills4. Experience in, and understanding of, how to effectively manage educational and organizational change5. Experience in effectively using data to promote student growth6. Successful experience in hiring, supervising and evaluating staffLicense:Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary license as a middle school principal.Requirements of application:1. A cover letter indicating what interests them about, and what makes them qualified for, the position2. A current resume3. The names and contact information for four (4) references4. A copy of license and transcriptAll resumes received will be carefully screened, and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process. Applicants selected will be interviewed in January 2019 by a search committee consisting of a cross-section of stakeholders that will include staff, parents/guardians and school and district leaders. Finalists will spend the day in the district learning about the Wilmington Middle School, where they will meet with the Superintendent, district and building leaders, and parents/guardians. The selection process will also include a site-visit to the finalists’ school and district.All educational and non-academic programs, activities and employment opportunities at Wilmington Public Schools are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or disability, and any other class or characteristic protected by law.At least 4 years of relevant experience preferredMaster degree preferredCitizenship, residency or work VISA in United States requiredApplication QuestionsThere are no application questions required for this job posting.Contact InformationAndrea Armstrong, Human Resources Director161 Church StreetWilmington, Massachusetts 01887Phone: 978-694-6000Email: andrea.armstrong@wpsk12.comLike 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… RelatedNOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 10 New Job OpeningsIn “Education”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 5 New Job OpeningsIn “Education”last_img read more

Tilaks birth anniversary celebrated grandly

first_imgHydernagar: State BJP official representative Dr K Naresh and State Executive Committee Member Jnanendra Prasad on Tuesday described Balagandadhar Tilak as a ‘great man who led a simple life’.They were speaking at Tilak’s birth anniversary celebrations organised in Hydernagar division. Both leaders garlanded Tilak’s portrait, while lauding his services for paving a new path for national agitation with the involvement of common people. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us The two leaders stated that Tilak was also viewed as the main fighter against the British because of which he was given the title of ‘Lokamanya.’ Although he joined the Congress in 1890, Tilak felt that fighting for Swaraj was the right move, after losing faith in the Congress politics. Among those present were assembly constituency co-convener Veerachary, BJYM State leader Arun Kumar, BJP division president M K Dev, Manibushan, Yuva Morcha constituency convener Jithendar, Rana Pratap, Yellesh and Deepak.last_img read more

Rs 10 lakh worth phones stolen from Reliance Digital mart

first_imgHyderabad: Smart phones worth nearly Rs 10 were stolen from Reliance Digital mart on Monday at Tolichowki area under Golconda police station limits. Thirty-six smart phones worth Rs 9 to Rs 10 lakh were reportedly stolen. The incident came into limelight on Tuesday. According to Golconda police, the mart manager identified as Ismail lodged a complaint with the police, in which he stated that in the wee hours of Monday a huge theft took place at the mart. About thirty-six phones were said to be stolen, which were worth Rs 9 to Rs 10 lakh. “Though there are CCTV cameras but due to low clarity of the footages the accused is not yet identified,” police added.last_img read more

Sacred Games 2 Nawaz Saifs series demands a complete balidan of viewers

first_imgJo baat 1:30 gantey mein ki ja sakti thi us ko 8 gantey tak drag kiya gaya. Highly disappointed. #SacredGames — Ahmed Ali (@AhmedAliShabbir) August 16, 2019 GOT: I’m the biggest disappointment of the yearSacred Games: Aham Brahmasmi #SacredGames #SacredGamesS2 #SacredGamesS02— Akash Patil (@patilakashh) August 16, 2019 Sacred Games 2TwitterNetflix’s Sacred Games had its viewers on their edge of their seats after they binge-watched the entire season 1 on their screens. After a long wait, the makers are back with Sacred Games season 2, but unfortunately, the web series failed to live up to the expectations, this time around.In season 1, viewers were introduced to Mumbai’s dreaded don Ganesh Gaitonde, played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who spares no one when it comes to his survival. But in season 2, the same Ganesh Gaitonde, is being controlled by many people and even his foul mouth couldn’t save him from his draining life.Apart from Nawaz, Jatin Sarna as Bunty, Saif Ali Khan as Sartaj, Pankaj Tripathi as Guruji, Kalki Koechlin, Saurabh Sachdeva as Suleiman Isa and others try to lift the series with their performances, but the screenplay becomes a drag even after watching three episodes and makes you feel lost somewhere in the chaos.You may want to finish the series just the sake of it to know how Sartaj will save Mumbai from a nuclear attack and unfold Gaitonde mysterious life. But in the end, you may feel why the makers invested so much of their time turning their favourite web series into a complete disaster.Viewers have been expressing their disappointment with Sacred Games 2 and had been flooding the social media with memes that perfectly decribes their current state of mind.Take a look at some of the reactions on Twitter.Is Sacred Games web series Completed????? Or incomplete Is Sartaj succeed to deactivate bomb?? Very Suspense ending of Sacred Games 2 Why Gaitonde told in Last that meri kahani adhuri reh gai?? Is Season 3 coming?? #SacredGames @NetflixIndia pic.twitter.com/jHUbcVzvsX— Devang Chauhan (@DevangC36386210) August 16, 2019 Sachi mai chutiya banaya.@NetflixIndia #sacredgames #SacredGamesS2 #netflixindia #Netflix pic.twitter.com/dQWGjTWxA5 — Ajinkya Pathare (@AjinkyaPathare9) August 16, 2019 #SacredGames season 1 and 2 pic.twitter.com/3NPjrHvubU— सच™’ (@LUVguru19_) August 16, 2019last_img read more

Dhaka advocates Myanmars global engagement for Rohingya repatriation

first_imgUnited Nations ambassadors and their aides attend a U.N. Security Council meeting about the ongoing violence in Myanmar, against Rohingya Muslims on September 28, 2017 in New York City. Photo: AFPBangladesh has called for measures to ensure the safe, voluntary and sustainable return of all those displaced from Myanmar into Bangladesh territory over the years, including the recent ones, reports UNB.“Bangladesh looks forward to immediately start working with Myanmar and the international community to help implement the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State,” permanent representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, New York, Masud Bin Momen told the the Security Council meeting on the ‘Situation in Myanmar’ on early Friday.He said Bangladesh continues to exercise utmost restraint in the face of repeated, unwarranted and willful provocations by Myanmar. “As a responsible and responsive State, we shall forge ahead seeking peaceful and lasting solution to this protracted situation through diplomacy, dialogue and cooperation,” he said.Accordingly, the envoy said, prime minister Sheikh Hasina made a five-point proposal last week at the General Assembly that have been largely echoed by the Secretary General and Council members this afternoon.“Pursuant to those points, the immediate priorities should be to cease all forms of violence and ensure protection and humanitarian assistance for those affected or vulnerable in Rakhine State,” he said.In this regard, Momen said, previous precedents including the 1992 arrangement through adaptation in the context of current realities, challenges and priorities can be used.For this, he said, Bangladesh prefers joint-verification in the presence of international observers.”The forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals should return to their places of original abode in safety, security and dignity,” said the ambassador.Reiterating the prime minister’s stance in the General Assembly, the envoy said, “The crisis has its root in Myanmar and its solution has to be found in Myanmar.”He said Bangladesh, however, remains committed to engaging with Myanmar and the international community for the resolution of this outstanding critical issue.”Our experience from the last three decades makes it obvious that the bilateral track loses its momentum as soon as the international community shifts its attention elsewhere,” said the Bangladesh envoy.“We, therefore, urge this Council to keep this issue alive in its agenda and make sure that we manage to arrive to the point of its logical conclusion. We also invite the Council members to conduct a field mission to Bangladesh and possibly Myanmar to gather first-hand accounts of the unfolding humanitarian crisis.”The ambassador, on behalf of the government and people of Bangladesh, conveyed sincere appreciation and gratitude to each one of the Council members for the show of support Bangladesh has seen so far.According to the UN, since 25 August, over half a million people have entered Bangladesh fleeing violence in northern Rakhine state.Despite serious constrains, Bangladesh has given shelter to these distressed Rohingyas, the majority of whom are women and children.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has personally stood beside this most persecuted minority in the world.“We are providing these forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals with basic and emergency humanitarian assistance. The international community has come forward in the spirit of responsibility sharing, although the UN and other relevant partners are stretched beyond their capacity,” said Momen.Bangladesh authorities are also conducting biometric registration of all those that arrived in the last one month.With this fresh influx, Bangladesh is currently hosting over 900,000 forcibly displaced Rohingyasfrom Myanmar.”This is an untenable situation, to say the least,” he told the UNSC debate.The Ambassador said the indiscriminate killing and torture by the Myanmar security forces, aided by vigilante groups acting on religious and ethnic affiliation, has already been cited as a ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’ by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.“This has also been emphasized by our Hon’ble Prime Minister in her statement in the General Assembly,” he said.The Security Council perhaps has a responsibility to examine whether military operations and consequent developments in northern Rakhine State point to any ‘threat to peace’ and ‘breach of the peace’ and what could be done to restore peace.Under the circumstances, he said, it is of utmost importance that the remaining Rohingya civilians in northern Rakhine State are guaranteed unconditional protection by creating UN-administered ‘safe zones’ inside Myanmar.It must also be ensured that the humanitarian assistance being provided reach all affected communities, in particular to the Rohingyas. Myanmar must ensure full and unfettered humanitarian access to the UN and other humanitarian agencies, he mentioned.“There is perhaps no taker for the baseless and malicious propaganda to project Rohingyas as ‘illegal immigrants from Bangladesh’. This is not only a blatant denial of the ethnic identity of the Rohingyas, but also an affront to Bengalis all over the world. This has to stop,” he said.The Council, the Ambassador said, should also take into account that reportedly more than two divisions of armed forces had been deployed by Myanmar in areas near our border since the first week of August 2017.Troops were spotted within 200 meters of the zero line, and heavy armaments and artillery are reportedly placed in close proximity of our border, he said.There have been 19 reported incidents of Bangladesh’s air space violation by Myanmar helicopters and drones, said the ambassador.He mentioned that anti-personnel mines have reportedly been laid along the stretch of the border to prevent the return of Rohingyas to Myanmar and there have been incidents of firing on Bangladeshi fishermen resulting in death of one.last_img read more

Why Im happy not having sex if it means I can donate

first_imgWhile for many this might seem like a travesty, it means that I can achieve a life goal that I never thought I would be able to. Something that has been out of my grasp because of my sexuality and my healthy appetite for sex.Today I gave blood.I sat there at the Glasgow blood bank surrounded by fellow donors as Emma took 450ml of my fabulous blood. I felt smug, and even proud that I hadn’t had any sex for as long as I had. It felt good to be giving my blood, especially when I remembered why I wanted to do it so badly.Last week, a friend of mine posted on social media his joy at being able to make an appointment at the blood bank. My first thoughts were of complete, emphatic joy. My friend, Marc, more than most people knows why giving blood is so important. Marc’s father was very ill for a very long time. For Marc, when he would have done anything to help his dad in any way, the fact he couldn’t donate his blood broke his heart.Realizing I could finally donate bloodIt was only later, as I counted out my days, that I realised that I too could donate…by quite a margin!As of 28 November 2017, men who have had sex with men can give blood three months after having sex. Before then it was a 12-month abstinence, and before that a lifelong ban if you had ever had sex with another man.It does still hurt deeply that my blood is seen as somehow dirty and, even now, to give my blood I have to subject myself to clinical standards that make me feel as somehow ‘less than’ those who can give blood without abstaining from sex.This article, however, isn’t about the rights or wrongs of gay men giving blood. Instead, it is down to the surprising reaction I have seen from other gay men on my social media feed and on others.Their reactions break down into two groups:Disbelief and amazement that a gay man can give blood.Those who make a playful joke about not having sex for three months.Why are people uninformed?The first group alarmed me because it means that people in our community aren’t informed. Many of these people have been waiting for years to be able to give their blood but still don’t know that the rules have changed. How can this be? Davey Shields is the co-host of the MenTalk Health podcast eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The second group is the more troublesome one.  After years of fighting for the right to give blood, why are we so quick to shame and laugh at those of us who might in fact be eligible? Not one of the comments I saw was mean or cruel, it was all said in good fun. However, it is sad that even in an emotional post for Marc about finally being able to give blood, he still felt the need to joke about his supposed nun-like state (believe me, that boy ain’t no nun!). In my own post I went on to explain, with a well-placed Romy and Michele gif, how I’d been far too busy with my work to bother with sex. Why was I so concerned about explaining why it had been so long since I had ‘known’ a man?! Why does it matter? Especially when something good is coming from it.Many of us in the LGBTI community may never be able to give blood, yet it is something we have fought for. Regardless of what many say about it being a health protection, the years of gay and bi men being unable to give blood was always a kick to the gut to us. It does breed an opinion that we, as men who sleep with men, are less. That we are dirty. It definitely adds to the unfair stigma already attached to those in our community living with HIV. Even with this change, this three-month window still has a very bitter taste.‘Let’s show that our gay blood can save lives too.’It may not be the terms that we want, but the bigger picture here is adding to the national blood bank. Let’s show that our ‘gay’ blood can save lives too. We should be embracing the opportunity whenever we can to give blood.I propose this: let’s start owning our sexual droughts, be they chosen or forced. Let’s admit that it has been a while but feel empowered enough to find our nearest blood bank and give blood!Don’t misunderstand me, I love sex. But here I am, a blood donor, and I feel great to finally be able to do it.I can give blood again in 12 weeks. I have a decision to make…Davey Shields is the co-host of the MenTalk Health podcast. Follow him on Twitter.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS-center_img Why I sobbed tears of joy when Trinidad and Tobago decriminalized homosexualityI gained a superpower when I fled Indonesia to seek asylum in CanadaGay artist creates portrait of Princess Diana in HIV positive bloodRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/why-im-not-having-sex-so-i-can-donate-blood/ I have a confession, lean in and listen closely… I’ve not had sex this year.  In fact, by my calculations, I have not had sex for 186 days exactly. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more