Abducted Philadelphia woman rescued

PHILADELPHIA — A woman seen on surveillance video putting up a fight while being abducted off a Philadelphia street was found safe outside Baltimore on Wednesday, and the man who

Budget 2017 Telecom firms to seek relaxation in special audits

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Guardiola urges City players to be clinical

first_imgPep Guardiola was far from impressed with Manchester City’s inability to convert their chances against Tottenham Hotspur in their narrow 1-0 win.Riyad Mahrez’s early goal was the difference at Wembley Stadium as City missed clear-cut chances in both halves to increase their lead. And Guardiola bemoaned the poor finishing touches.He went on to reveal to Sky Sports: “We played today one of the most physical teams I’ve faced in my life because of Sissoko, Kane, Dier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, and Dembele. It’s incredible physicality and this pitch was so complicated. We missed some goals and we let them run.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“But we controlled quite good in terms of the difficulty to play on this pitch, especially in the first 15 to 20 minutes. In the second half, we should have the game over and that is the problem we have.“In the big events, especially in the Champions League, we need to be more clinical in this situation because sooner or later we are not going to win.”He then said in his post-match press conference: “I still feel we have a lot to improve.”last_img read more

Aubameyang geared up for the North London derby

first_imgArsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is expecting a “great battle” as they face Tottenham at the Emirates on Sunday.Aubameyang, who scored the winner for Arsenal on Sunday in their 2-1 win at Bournemouth last weekend, says he’s fully aware of the threat that Spurs pose, but they are ready for the challenge.Tottenham have won their last three matches in the Premier League, while Arsenal is unbeaten in 11 top-flight matches. And the two teams are preparing to lock horns in what promises to be an exciting North London derby on Sunday.“The rivalry is too much, but we know they are playing well. We know that it will be a tough game but we have to be focused on what we are doing,” Aubameyang told Sky Sports.“We know that if we want to win we need to work a lot.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Both teams are playing well in this moment so we feel the atmosphere and the excitement. Everybody is talking about this game. It is always special to play a derby.“As an Arsenal player, we hope that only Arsenal get into the Champions League but we know it is tough and maybe both teams will go. It will be a great battle.”last_img read more

Sean Dyche admits Burnley are playing with fear

first_imgBurnley are struggling to maintain the heights of last season and are playing with fear, according to manager Sean Dyche.The Clarets are currently in the relegation zone after 14 games and the 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace condemned them to their fifth defeat in six Premier League games.With games against Liverpool, Tottenham, and Arsenal to come before the festive period, Dyche said hard work and a bit of luck are the only things that can improve the club’s situation.“[Crystal Palace] deserved to win,” he told Sky Sports. “The performance: there was a bit of fear attached to it. The eye of the tiger we had last year – it was a collective unit – has softened quite obviously – and that can happen with tough results.Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“There’s a lot of demand on this season, a different kind of demand that is new to the players and new to the club as well.“I think that that affects the way a group works sometimes, and I think they’ve found a challenge within that. So each game has that bit of trepidation to it and instead of that professional enjoyment that you want from your players, it becomes huff and puff, ‘just get through it’ and that mentality.“I’ve been through it myself down my career as a player and as a manager as well. To get that eye of the tiger back, it usually – not always – comes from hard work. The reason I say not always is that now and again you get it from a lucky one.“It’s strange football, you nick a lucky win and all of a sudden it looks different, but you don’t want to rely on them. You want to rely on the good work that the players can do to turn things around.”last_img read more

Dembele to undergo Guangzhou RF medical

first_imgTottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele is set to join Chinese club  Guangzhou R&F as he will be travelling to Hong Kong to undergo a medical.Skysports reports Spurs have been receiving several offers from China as Super League side Beijing Sinobo Guoan tabled an offer which the club accepted but an acceptable offer has now been made by Guangzhou R&FThe Belgium international has spent six-and-a-half-years with Tottenham and it is likely that this window will bring an end to his stay with the North London side as his contract expires at the end of the season.Mousa Dembele backs Gareth Bale’s shock China move Andrew Smyth – July 28, 2019 Mousa Dembele believes his former Tottenham team-mate Gareth Bale will find things “easy” in China and hopes the Real Madrid player makes the move.Dembele has not played for Spurs since November due to an ankle injury and has reportedly been keen on a move to China since the summer.It is still unclear who will replace Dembele at Spurs but the club have been monitoring the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Donny van de Beek.Tottenham hope to retain their top four position this season.last_img read more

SDSU receives 1 million donation for Pride Center and LGBT Studies Program

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Robert DeKoven, who was an Associated Students president at San Diego State University in the late 1970s, announced Wednesday he will donate $1 million toward his alma mater’s Pride Center and LGBT Studies Program.The gift was announced at SDSU’s annual Pride flag-raising ceremony. It’ll support curricular and co-curricular activities at the university.“I can never repay SDSU for the educational experience I received here,” said DeKoven, a legal writing professor at California Western School of Law and affiliated faculty member in SDSU’s LGBT Studies Program. “Now I have the ability to give students the kind of support I needed. Today we are planting a seed that will grow and grow.”DeKoven is a longtime supporter of SDSU’s Lavender Graduation, which celebrates the achievements of graduating LGBTQ students. He co-authored the Human Dignity Ordinance passed by the San Diego City Council in 1990 to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.SDSU is the second university in the U.S. and the first in California to offer a major in LGBT studies, according to the school.The Campus Pride Index recently ranked SDSU in its 2017 Best of the Best Top 25 list of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. SDSU has been included in the ranking for the past eight years.“Rob’s generous gift is a testament to the persistence of our students, alumni and campus partners who are committed to inclusivity on campus,” said Eric Rivera, vice president of SDSU Student Affairs. “Our Pride Center and our university LGBTQ+ initiatives provide opportunities that challenge and support our students’ personal growth and development while allowing them to connect with other students and celebrate our differences, making the SDSU experience unique and powerful.” July 11, 2018 Posted: July 11, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, SDSU receives $1 million donation for Pride Center and LGBT Studies Program Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

President Obama Governor Romney Weigh In on Soybean Industry Priorities to ASA

first_imgWith the national spotlight on the race for the White House, the American Soybean Association (ASA) reached out to President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for each candidate’s points of view on issues critical to soybean farmers. President Obama and Governor Romney offered their positions on the farm bill and crop insurance, estate tax, biodiesel, biotechnology, trade, research, regulations, and transportation and infrastructure.”Agriculture is a powerful and positive segment of the American economy, and the financial health of our nation’s farms needs to be among the top priorities in the larger political dialogue,” said ASA President Steve Wellman, a soybean farmer from Syracuse, Neb. “The responses offered by President Obama and Governor Romney provide a window into how each candidate would approach soybean industry issues over the next four years. We are grateful to President Obama and Governor Romney for their feedback on these issues, and we know that the input will help soybean farmers make the most informed choice possible as they head to the polls next month.”Both candidates expressed a desire to pass a comprehensive farm bill as quickly as possible. President Obama pointed to importance of risk management and disaster assistance in the farm bill, saying, “we need a strong farm safety net for all of America’s farmers. That’s why I increased the availability of crop insurance and emergency disaster assistance to help over 590,000 farmers and ranchers keep their farms in business after natural disasters and crop loss. My administration has also expanded farm credit to help more than 100,000 farmers struggling during the financial crisis to keep their family farms and provide for their families.”Governor Romney emphasized the need to maintain the competitiveness of the American farmer, saying, “we must be cognizant that our agricultural producers are competing with other nations around the world. Other nations subsidize their farmers, so we must be careful not to unilaterally change our policies in a way that would disadvantage agriculture here in our country. In addition, we want to make sure that we don’t ever find ourselves in a circumstance where we depend on foreign nations for our food the way we do with energy. Ultimately, it is in everyone’s interest is achieve a level playing field on which American farmers can compete.”On biotechnology, President Obama said, “advances in biotechnology have strengthened agriculture, one of the country’s largest industries. Today, an amazing variety of innovative products are being made from soybeans that would have been unimaginable just a generation ago. And the key to building upon America’s agriculture exports of more than $137 billion lies in developing even more innovative products. That is why my administration is working to streamline the regulatory process, reducing costs and reducing the time for review for new inventions, while still ensuring that crops are fully reviewed to ensure health and environmental safety.”Governor Romney expressed his opposition to the estate tax, saying, “at the very heart of U.S. agriculture is the family farm. Traveling across the heartland of America and visiting with farm families, I have been continuously impressed with their entrepreneurial spirit and drive to be successful. It is my pledge to rural America that the federal government will not force our farmers and ranchers to sell their operations or part of their operations simply to pay death taxes as their operations pass from one generation to next. For this reason, I fully support eliminating the death tax. Family farms and ranches built on strong rural values and work ethic should not be penalized through the heavy hand of government. Family farms are and need to continue to be the backbone of rural America.”The full responses from each campaign are available on the ASA website at www.SoyGrowers.com, or by clicking here.ASA represents all U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international issues of importance to the soybean industry. ASA’s advocacy efforts are made possible through the voluntary membership in ASA by more than 21,000 farmers in 31 states where soybeans are grown.###For more information contact:Steve Wellman, ASA President, 402-269-3464, wellmanfarms@sbllcweb.comPatrick Delaney, ASA Communications Director, 202-969-7040, pdelaney@soy.orglast_img read more

Klickitat County blaze draws more than 650 firefighters

first_imgGOLDENDALE — Nearly 650 firefighters battled a wildfire in the tinder-dry forests near Washington state’s Satus Pass on Saturday, as hundreds of residents awaited word on when they might be allowed to return home.The fire burning 20 miles north of the Columbia River and about 10 miles north of the city of Goldendale was 20 percent contained. The fire has burned more than 6 square miles but was holding steady at about 4,200 acres, fire incident spokesman Dale Warriner said.The blaze has burned 64 buildings. Fire officials have confirmed that nine of those structures are homes, but that number is expected to rise upon further investigation.About 200 homes remained evacuated Saturday, but Klickitat County Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Kaley said some residents might be allowed to return home later in the day.The fire started Wednesday along U.S. Highway 97 near a Greek Orthodox monastery. From there, it burned southeast of the highway through steep forested canyons and flat areas with dry grasses and thick stands of Ponderosa pines.last_img read more

Columbian editorial board meets with commissioner candidates

first_imgThe Columbian’s editorial board met Wednesday with candidates for the Board of Clark County Commissioners, District 2. The candidates are Commissioner Marc Boldt and challengers David Madore, Pat Campbell and Roman Battan. District 2 includes most of Vancouver east of Interstate 205 and east county. A few answers to questions were videotaped. The editorial board asked:All the candidates about the CRC bridge and light rail.All the candidates whom they would vote for in this race if they weren’t in the race.Madore about a conversation he had with County Commissioner Tom Mielke.last_img

Greasing way for March of Dimes

first_img• What: Great Bacon Race, 5K, 10K, kids half-mile and Holdyn’s Race, a fundraiser for the March of Dimes.• When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday.• Where: Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth St., Vancouver.• Web: greatbaconrace.comHoldyn Hanset has never run a race before. But this weekend, the 3-year-old will cross a finish line for the first time.When he was born prematurely, doctors gave Holdyn a 4 percent chance of surviving. Since then, he’s defied the odds over and over.He’ll defy them once again this weekend when he participates in the Holdyn Race, a 100-foot race specifically for special needs kids like him. Children of all ages and all capabilities are invited to participate for free with their wheelchairs, leg braces, walkers or any other assistance they may need.“They can be just as involved in sports and other things that other people are, regardless of what they have strapped to their legs,” said James Hanset, Holdyn’s dad and the event organizer.The race stemmed from a conversation Hanset had with a friend, Jim Crawford, over a cup of coffee. Hanset wanted to hold a fundraiser for the March of Dimes, the nonprofit organization dedicated to pregnancy and baby health.Together, the duo came up with the Great Bacon Race.The event, which takes place in Vancouver this weekend, will pair chip-timed 5K, 10K and kids runs with all-you-can-eat bacon, pulled pork tacos and beer (or chocolate milk for nondrinkers). Participants, including the younger runners in the kids half-mile run and Holdyn’s Race, will also get a Bacon Race T-shirt and medal.The event will also feature plenty of bacon-themed goodies, such as bacon soap and bacon lip balm.Hanset and Crawford hoped to get 150 people signed up for the inaugural event. As of Wednesday, they had more than 1,000 people registered.“Bacon, for some reason, a lot of runners dig it,” Hanset said.Due to the unexpected interest, they’ve decided to cap the event at 1,100 people. But they’re encouraging those who can’t get in, and anyone else in the community, to come out Saturday morning and support the runners and children born prematurely, like Holdyn.“It’s more than just a race,” Hanset said. “It’s celebrating crossing the finish line for anybody.”last_img read more

Abducted Philadelphia woman rescued

first_imgPHILADELPHIA — A woman seen on surveillance video putting up a fight while being abducted off a Philadelphia street was found safe outside Baltimore on Wednesday, and the man who police say snatched her was arrested, police said. Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was spotted in Jessup, Md., with the man in a car with a broken-out back window and was rescued soon after, police said. The man was nabbed after he stepped out of the car, police said.“We got a very dangerous predator off the street,” Commissioner Charles Ramsey said.Freeland-Gaither, 22, had some injuries but was generally doing OK, police said. There was no indication she and the man, who used to live in Philadelphia, knew each other, authorities said. The man, Delvin Barnes, 37, was being held Wednesday night on an unrelated Virginia warrant alleging attempted capital murder, assault and malicious injury with acid, explosives or fire, and he would face federal charges in the Philadelphia abduction, authorities said. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents found the vehicle late Wednesday afternoon on a road in Jessup, said Tim Jones, resident agent in charge with the ATF in Lanham, Md.Law enforcers saw Barnes and Freeland-Gaither in the car and surrounded it, Jones said.last_img read more

Black Friday a little less frenzied this year

first_imgNEW YORK — Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.There were squabbles here and there, and elbows got thrown, but the Friday morning crowds appeared smaller than usual and less frenzied, in part because many Americans took advantage of stores’ earlier opening hours to do their shopping Thanksgiving Day.That might be hard to stomach for people worried about commercial encroachment on Thanksgiving. But it is good news for bargain-hunters who hate crowds. Whether it’s good news for retailers remains to be seen. Sales estimates for the start of the holiday shopping season will start trickling out later in the weekend.Stores such as Wal-Mart and Target reported brisk Thanksgiving crowds. The colossal Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., said it drew 100,000 people between 5 p.m. Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday, nearly what it draws in a typical full day.On Friday, plenty of shoppers were out, but it wasn’t elbow-to-elbow, said Moody’s analyst Michael Zucchero, at a mall in northern Connecticut.last_img read more

Macau hotel guest numbers up 47 in May

first_img Load More RelatedPosts Travellers International declares confidence in future prospects as hotel inventory rises Macau hotel occupancy, room rates on the rise in 1Q19center_img The number of guests in Macau’s hotels and guesthouses grew by 4.7% in May to 1,178,000, including an 11.0% increase in guests from mainland China, according to latest statistics releases by the Statistics and Census Service.The growth was aided by a 6.4% increase in the number of rooms in Macau to 39,000, with the number of 5-star rooms up 8.5% to 24,000 and representing 61.4% of all rooms.The  average  length  of  stay  of  guests  rose by  0.1 nights year-on-year to 1.5 nights while the average occupancy rate grew by 1.8% to 87.0%.In the first five months of 2018, guests of hotels and guesthouses totaled 5,712,000, up 8.2% year-on-year. The average occupancy rate of hotels and guesthouses rose by 4.3 percentage points to 88.7% and the average length of stay of guests increased by 0.1 nights year-on-year to 1.5 nights. Macau sees 20.6% increase in visitors in 1H19 but length of stay fallinglast_img read more

Koreas Paradise Group continues upward trend despite bad luck in August

first_img RelatedPosts Bad luck hurt Korean casino operator Paradise Group’s earnings in August, with revenue for the month down both year-on-year and sequentially despite solid table drop growth.Table drop across the company’s four key properties – Walkerhill, Jeju Grand, Busan Casino and Paradise City in Incheon – increased 6.0% sequentially and 8.7% year-on-year to KRW500.1 billion (US$448.4 million). Jeju gaming decline sees Landing International fall into loss in 1H19 Load More South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos see revenues grow in August Nevertheless, revenue tumbled 17.4% compared with August 2017 and 2.0% sequentially to KRW51.6 billion (US$46.3 million), primarily due to a 17.7% fall in table games revenue to KRW48.1 billion.On a positive note, the increased table drop continued an upward trend for Paradise as its Paradise City IR gradually ramps up and the nation’s tourism industry recovers from last year’s THAAD missile crisis, which saw China cancel tour groups to the country.Table revenue for the first eight months of 2018 is up 19.9% to KRW381.6 billion on the back of a 13.4% increase in table drop in that time to KRW3.7 trillion. RGB expecting strong 2019 despite second quarter revenue, profit declinelast_img read more

48 do not know that tips cannot be used to top up

first_imgAlmost half (48%) of respondents who earn less than £15,000 a year do not know that tips cannot be used to top up wages to the minimum wage, according to research by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).Its survey of 1,435 UK adults who are aged 16 or over and earn less than £15,000 a year, also found that 69% of respondents do not know that they should be paid for travel time between appointments.The research also found that more than half (57%) of respondents do not know that having money deducted from their wages to cover the costs of their uniform is unlawful if it takes their earnings below the national minimum wage or national living wage.The research forms part of a new government advertising campaign, which is designed to increase understanding about pay, especially among lower-paid employees.The campaign has been launched ahead of the national minimum wage and national living wage rate increases, due to come into effect from 1 April 2017.The national living wage, which currently stands at £7.20 an hour for employees aged 25 and over, is set to increase to £7.50 an hour from April 2017. The national minimum wage will rise from £6.95 an hour to £7.05 an hour for staff aged between 21 and 24, from £5.55 an hour to £5.60 an hour for employees aged between 18 and 20, and those under the age of 18 will earn £4.05 an hour from April 2017, compared to the current £4.00 an hour. Apprentice wage rates will also increase from £3.40 an hour to £3.50 an hour from April 2017.Margot James, business minister, said: “We are determined to make sure everybody in work receives a fair wage and while most employers get it right, there are still a small number who fail to play by the rules. This campaign will raise awareness among the lowest-paid people in society about what they must legally receive.”last_img read more

National Powersports Distributors pays 44330 for overtime violations

first_imgUS-based motorcycle dealer The Collectible Trader LLC, doing business as National Powersports Distributors, has been fined $44,330 (£35,295.55) in back wages and damages following an investigation by the US Department of Labor.The employer, based in Pembroke and Merrimack, New Hampshire, was found by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) to have violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by failing to pay adequate overtime wages.The organisation has, as a result, paid $22,165 (£17647.77) in back wages, and a matching amount in liquidated damages, to a total of 59 current and former employees.A practice of failing to count short breaks and meal periods as working time, when these periods caused employees’ total hours to exceed 40 per week, resulted in overtime violations. In addition, the organisation’s general sales manager was found to have altered payroll records to reflect a lower number of hours than certain members of staff at the Pembroke location had actually worked.Daniel Cronin, New England district director, at the WHD in Manchester, New Hampshire, said: “Employees must be paid for all hours they work, including short rest periods. Management cannot permit employees to work without compensation.“We encourage employers to contact our Manchester office to better understand the law and to avoid violations. Trained [WHD] professionals are available to speak with callers confidentially to answer their questions.”National Powersports Distributors was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.last_img read more

Commissioners vote to ban new pet stores from selling cats dogs in

first_imgNew pet stores will no longer be allowed to sell puppies or kittens in Palm Beach County, according to WPTV.On Tuesday, Palm Beach County commissioners voted unanimously to ban the stores from selling these pets in an effort to end puppy mills. The ban also helps ensure that pets sold are from USDA-licensed breeders with no animal cruelty history.According to WPTV, the ban will also require animal agencies to provide monthly adoption records, prohibits breeding of certain cats and allows some changes to rules for dogs described as dangerous or vicious.Along with the new ordinance, eight existing pet shops in Palm Beach County will be allowed to continue to sell pets.According to the Sun Sentinel, about two dozen cities in Broward and Palm Beach counties have recently banned the sale of dogs at pet shops.The new law goes into effect on Oct. 1.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more