Argentine football star Lionel Messi is just one win away from reaching 400 victories with Barcelona, when the team visits the Vicente Calderon on Sunday to play against hosts Atletico Madrid in La Liga round 24.If Barcelona wins the upcoming tie, Messi will reach the 400 win mark out of 565 games played since he started wearing Barcelona’s jersey in 2004.During that period, Messi has taken part in 399 victories, 276 in La Liga, 66 in the Champions League, 42 in Copa del Rey, eight in Supercopa de Espana, three in the UEFA Super Cup and five in the FIFA Club World Cup.The Argentine forward has played in 102 draws and suffered 64 defeats.Atletico Madrid was the team to concede most goals scored by Messi with a total of 26 (21 in La Liga and five in Copa del Rey), followed by Real Madrid and Sevilla, conceding 21 goals each.Messi shares a record of 29 titles as a Barca player with teammate Andes Iniesta, as he has managed to win four UEFA Champion League trophies, eight La Liga titles, four Copa del Rey competitions, seven Supercopa de Espaa, three UEFA Super Cups and three FIFA Club World Cup trophies.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Dench: Losing RVP bigger than Cesc at Arsenalby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong admits losing Robin van Persie to Manchester United in 2012 was a heavy blow.Frimpong was at Arsenal when star players Cesc Fabregas and Van Persie left the club for Barcelona and United respectively.And he claims he was more disappointed with the Van Persie transfer to United in 2012 than when Fabregas left the club a year earlier.Frimpong told Meta Ratings: “I think I was more disappointed when Robin went to Man United because at that time he was the captain and he was the best player in the Premier League, and losing Robin was much more of a blow than losing Cesc because Robin was bringing goals to the game, he was winning us games.“He was playing really well for us at the time so I feel like he was a big blow at the time, and more than when Cesc left.“These things happen in football, and you can’t control it.“It’s something that is difficult for the club when you have players who are on less than a year’s contract, they want to leave and you want to make money; it makes sense.”
Guardiola admits Man City fans need to be won over with Champions League ambitionsby Ian Ferris25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says fans need to be encouraged to support the Champions League after club polls showed supporters would prefer to win the Premier League than the Champions League.City open their ninth successive home campaign in the competition on Tuesday when they host Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb.”I know for fans the Premier League is most exciting. But this competition is nice too,” said City boss Guardiola.”We are going to try and seduce our fans and say ‘we can do it’.”City have reached the semi-final once, under Manuel Pellegrini in 2016. The best they have managed during Guardiola’s three campaigns is two quarter-finals, which ended in defeats by Liverpool and Tottenham.”We have done polls and people prefer, by far, to win the Premier League rather than the Champions League,” said Guardiola.”I don’t know why but that is the reality of our club and we have to accept it. I think it is because, in the past, they were not in this competition.”We were at home in the bars, drinking beer watching Liverpool and [Manchester] United. That’s the culture of the club.”We want to win it but if we don’t, I am not going to kill myself,” he said.”Barcelona is the club in my heart. They didn’t win it until 1992 but they were born a long time before that.”I have a feeling we are closer but this competition is a high level and I wouldn’t want to arrive once in the final and then disappear for five years. That would not be good.” TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say
Singapore-headquartered pool operator Navig8 has added MV Dione, owned by European energy trading company RWE Supply & Trading GMBH, into its Pan8 panamax-bulker pool.The bulk carrier, flying the Greece flag, was built in 2001 and disposes 75,172 DWT.“Pool participation by RWE represents Navig8’s further engagement with one of the world’s most sophisticated energy traders,” Navig8 said.As explained by Navig8, revenue and risk pooling with Navig8 provides another instrument for traders to manage freight risk.RWE trades over 700 million tonnes of physical and financial coal per annum globally. The company’s trading activities include power, gas, coal, freight, oil, weather, emissions certificates and renewable energies.It is also responsible for the economic optimisation of the entire non-regulated gas business of the RWE Group, including all procurement, transport, storage and LNG-related activities.“Whilst partners such as RWE may contribute vessels to the pool, the ongoing information exchange between the platform and partner is of particular value to both sides,” the pool operator said.
International Medical Corps will hold its 2012 Annual Awards Celebration to honor dedicated supporters who have helped the organization deliver humanitarian relief to communities devastated by conflict or disaster.GE will accept the Global Citizen Award for its longstanding, generous support of International Medical Corps’ work. GE’s rapid response to communities affected by humanitarian crisis, and its investment in training local health care workers, are testament to its commitment to improving access to quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations. GE’s support has enabled International Medical Corps to provide lifesaving services, training, and equipment to communities in Darfur, Chad, Central African Republic, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Lebanon, Libya and Yemen by providing medical care to those most in need. This award will be accepted by Bob Corcoran, President & Chairman of GE Foundation.As part of a special presentation with LIONSGATE, Ewan McGregor will present the Courage Award to J.A. Bayona, director of The Impossible. Based on a true story, the film, starring McGregor and Naomi Watts, portrays one family’s struggle to survive the catastrophic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Bayona powerfully depicts one of the worst natural disasters of recent times, and the immense physical and emotional impact it had on people’s lives.Elizabeth Manga, an International Medical Corps health worker in Sierra Leone, will receive the Founder’s Award for her inspirational dedication and compassion in carrying out the organization’s mission, in the midst of conflict in her country.International Medical Corps President & CEO Nancy Aossey, who marks 25 years of service, will accept the Special Leadership Award for her unwavering dedication and fierce commitment to helping the hardest-hit communities around the world. Since joining the organization as its start-up CEO in 1986, she has transformed International Medical Corps from a small humanitarian nonprofit with a handful of employees, into a world leader in medical crisis response and recovery, delivering more than $1.3 billion of health services and training to tens of millions of people in nearly 70 countries.Jarl Mohn, a dedicated and long-time supporter of International Medical Corps, will return as Master of Ceremonies of the December 4th event to be held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.Since its founding in 1984, Los Angeles-based International Medical Corps has responded to nearly every disaster in the last quarter century, including the Rwandan genocide, the Indian Ocean tsunami, the earthquake in Haiti, the famine in East Africa and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.To purchase tickets or find more information about the 2012 Annual Awards Celebration, click here.Source:PR Newswire
NEW YORK, N.Y. – CNN’s Chris Cuomo is adding a radio show to his television work.The prime-time host will start his own two-hour radio show next Monday at noon on SiriusXM. The company said Wednesday that Cuomo’s weekday show will air on its nonpartisan P.O.T.U.S. channel.It’s expected to be a traditional radio talk show, where Cuomo will interact with listeners calling in. Sirius says it will give Cuomo a chance to explore other passions in his life beside politics, including family, fitness and fishing. Cuomo is the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and son of the late New York Gov. Mario Cuomo.With so many contentious issues, Cuomo says his philosophy is “don’t attack, argue.” The radio show won’t affect his CNN schedule.
By Safae KajouaneRabat – Stewart Hamel, a businessman and skydiving lover created the SkyRunner, an all-terrain vehicle and aircraft invention that has many advantages.The SkyRunner has a fan on its back and an attached parachute that can be easily folded. The SkyRunner MK 3.2 was first presented in March 2016, at the Palm Beach International Boat Show in Florida. SkyRunner sells for $119,000, and can fly for 120 nautical miles at 52 mph at 10,000 feet above sea level. Its maximum speed on the ground is almost 115 mph.The new vehicle is finding its uses with landowners, farmers, pipeline companies, emergency medical teams, the military, and lovers of modern vehicles.SkyRunner CEO Stewart Hamel is providing his customers an adventure where anything is possible and almost everything is available. SkyRunner offers people a unique flying experience in safe conditions.
The United National Party had promised the ACMC two national list seats but had later decided on one seat, as a result of which Hameed lost the opportunity to get into Parliament.The ACMC had picked another member to fill the national list seat and Bathiudeen said that the party had no rift with the United National Party or the new coalition Government despite being given only one national list seat. Hameed has been suspended after he had reportedly ignored warnings by the party leadership to avoid making comments against the United National Party. He however said that Hameed had shown his displeasure at the move and had spoken against the United National Party and its coalition partners despite being advised not to do so.As a result, the ACMC has decided to suspend Hameed from his post and the party. (Colombo Gazette)Report by Indika Sri Aravinda Bathiudeen told reporters today that Hameed had been unhappy over the failure by the United National Party to give the ACMC two national list slots in Parliament. The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) led by Rishad Bathiudeen has suspended its party Generl Secretary Y.L.S Hameed.Bathiudeen said that the Supreme Council of the party had decided today to suspend Hameed over allegations he had violated party discipline.
by The Associated Press Posted May 15, 2013 7:44 am MDT A cold spring and weak construction hurt Deere’s 2013 sales prediction; 2Q profit up 3 per cent AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MOLINE, Ill. – Deere & Co. said on Wednesday that bad weather and weak economies will hinder sales growth this year for lawnmowers and construction equipment.The company reported better-than-expected second-quarter earnings and maintained its full-year profit prediction. Sales of farm gear such as its big green John Deere tractors and combines are still strong and growing, the company said.But the lower overall sales outlook sent its shares skidding over 4 per cent lower, down $4.13 to close at $89.64 Wednesday. They had been trading near their 52-week high of $95.60.Deere said sales of farm and construction equipment would rise 5 per cent during the current fiscal year, which is now half over. It had previously predicted growth of 6 per cent.The reduced sales expectation came after a long, cold winter in North America delayed the planting of this year’s seeds. It also slowed construction work and reduced demand for turf-care equipment such as lawnmowers, the company said.CEO Samuel R. Allen also said Deere’s “near-term forecast is being tempered by lingering economic concerns in many parts of the world, which are restraining business confidence and growth.”Deere’s second-quarter net income rose 3 per cent to $1.08 billion, or $2.76 per share. That was up from $1.06 billion, or $2.61 per share, during the same period last year.That topped analysts’ average estimates for earnings of $2.71 per share.Revenue from equipment sales rose 9 per cent to $10.27 billion from $9.41 billion a year earlier. Analysts had expected equipment revenue of $9.82 billion. Including financial services, Deere revenue rose 9 per cent to $10.91 billion.Deere raised prices 3 per cent and shipped more gear during the quarter.The company predicted that sales of construction and forestry gear would fall 5 per cent for the full year. Those sales were down 6 per cent in the most recent quarter as shipments declined.Sales of farm and turf equipment grew 12 per cent for the quarter, and Deere predicted an increase of 7 per cent for the full year. Commodity prices are still relatively high and farm incomes are continuing to support demand for farm equipment. It predicted full-year sales gains of 5 per cent in the U.S. and Canada, but said sales in Europe will decline 5 per cent after a poor harvest in the U.K. last year. Sales in South America are expected to rise 15 to 20 per cent because of strong market conditions in Brazil.Deere’s full-year profit prediction of $3.3 billion is unchanged.For the first half of fiscal 2013, net income rose 9 per cent to $1.73 billion, or $4.41 per share, up from $1.59 billion, or $3.91 per share during the first half of 2012. Total revenue rose 9 per cent to $18.34 billion, with equipment sales rising 10 per cent to $17.06 billion.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Pamela Sampson, The Associated Press Posted May 23, 2013 2:48 am MDT Asian stock markets stage mild recovery after China factory data sparked big sell-off BANGKOK – Asian stock markets staged a mild recovery Friday, a day after being routed by unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing and fears the Federal Reserve will start withdrawing its monetary stimulus.Japan’s Nikkei 225 index, which plummeted more than 7 per cent Thursday, bounced back a sizeable 2.8 per cent to 14,892.57. South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.1 per cent to 1,971.46. Benchmarks in Indonesia, Taiwan and mainland China also rose.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng spent the morning bobbing between slight gains and slight losses before falling nearly 0.1 per cent to 22,656.15. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 tumbled 1.4 per cent to 4,992.80. Benchmarks in the Philippines and New Zealand also fell.The Nikkei’s dramatic fall Thursday was attributed on the spike in the interest rate on the country’s benchmark 10-year bond to above 1 per cent for the first time in a year, which came after Fed meeting minutes showed some of its policy makers want the U.S. central bank to start scaling back its monetary stimulus.The swing in Japanese bonds unnerved investors at a time when Japan’s already overburdened government finances are vulnerable to rises in interest rates. The interest rate, or yield, later slipped back to about 0.9 per cent.The sell-off is a reminder of Japan’s vulnerability as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tries to end two decades of stagnation with unprecedented monetary easing, increased government spending and reforms to make the world’s No. 3 economy more competitive.Mixed messages from the Federal Reserve about when it might start scaling back its bond-buying program also stirred investor anxiety.The Fed is buying $85 billion worth of bonds every month as part of its stimulus program. That has kept interest rates low and encouraged investors to put money into stocks and other risky assets. If the Fed slows down its bond purchases, investors fear it could lead to an outpouring of money from stocks.Benchmark oil for July delivery was down 4 cents to $94.20 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 3 cents to close at $94.25 per barrel on the Nymex on Thursday.In currencies, the euro fell to $1.2920 from $1.2932 late Thursday in New York. The dollar strengthened to 102.23 yen from 101.91 yen.___Follow Pamela Sampson on Twitter at http://twitter.com/pamelasampson
Peter McKinley has contributed a chapter to the bestselling book Excellence in Fundraising in Canada.It’s been an exceptional December for Peter McKinley he unexpectedly found himself on the Globe and Mail bestseller list.The director of Development and Donor Relations authored a chapter in the book Excellence in Fundraising in Canada, released in late November by Civil Sector Press. The book filled such a gap for Canadian fundraisers that it went to number three on the list of bestselling business books in Canada.That was even better than expected for McKinley and the 20 other authors who contributed to the new book, edited by Guy Mallabone, a Calgary-based fund development consultant.“I am extremely happy that it was on the Globe bestseller list,” McKinley said. “That was beyond my expectations.”McKinley contributed a chapter on prospect research, which is the act of “matching potential donors with the most appropriate projects.” The book is the first resource specifically for Canadian fundraisers. The U.S. has a long tradition of fundraising, but it’s a newer industry in Canada, McKinley said.“But we’re rapidly catching up.”McKinley is well acquainted with the subject matter. In 2004, he developed an elective on prospect research and fundraising at the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Information and Media Studies. The course, which continues to this day, was part of the Master of Library Science program. He also worked as a consultant from 2003 until 2008, when he came to Brock.The recession has created interesting times in fundraising, McKinley said.“The willingness of people to support hasn’t changed,” he said. “Their ability to act on it is what’s changed.”Support has continued for The Campaign for a Bold New Brock, he said, because of the greater value it has to the community. The larger ripples are what make his job here rewarding.“By working here, I get to be a part of finding the financial support required to fund someone like (Biological Sciences researcher) Vincenzo De Luca, or the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts development that’s happening downtown.”The book provides “an invaluable resource for fundraisers at the mid and junior level,” Mallabone said in a media release. “A copy of this book should be in every fundraiser’s office.”So far, The Campaign for a Bold New Brock has raised about $62 million of its $75-million goal.
The Navy captain removed from command of HMS Queen Elizabeth is understood to have allowed his wife to use the ship’s car, and it has emerged he was reported by his own crew. Commodore Nick Cooke-Priest was stripped of his command of the fleet’s newest aircraft carrier over a claim that he treated the Ford Galaxy “like it was his own”. The Telegraph now understands that Cdre Cooke-Priest is believed to have allowed his wife to use the vehicle for personal… However, his dismissal turned into farce when it was announced that he would still take the helm of the ship to sail from Rosyth to Portsmouth, only for that decision to be quickly reversed by the Royal Navy and the captain flown off the ship.
“It doesn’t have to be going down the route that we’ve gone, but if they do something a little bit different, it would work well for them and it would increase their revenue stream.” 7 Comments Image: Wild Honey inn 22,506 Views Take me to Fora Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: Sunday 24 Jun 2018, 7:30 AM Share23 Tweet Email5 Image: Wild Honey inn Jun 17th 2018, 6:01 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Fora Staff Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4086013 The owner of Ireland’s only Michelin-star inn thinks food could save the rural pub Lisdoonvarna’s Wild Honey Inn won the coveted accolade last year. RURAL PUBLICANS ARE “missing a trick” by ignoring food in the face of potentially stricter drink-driving laws and a general decline in alcohol consumption.So says Aidan McGrath, the co-owner and chef at Lisdoonvarna’s Wild Honey Inn, the only pub in Ireland to be awarded a Michelin star.The country has “turned a corner” in recent years in terms of culinary expectations and the quality of the ingredients on offer, he adds.“If it’s cooked nice and simply, you don’t need to do too much to good produce to make it shine.”With that in mind, McGrath thinks that many rural publicans are “missing a trick” by failing to make the most of food.“Everybody knows that the wet sales in pubs, in rural Ireland in particular, are not as good as they used to be … I think publicans need to reinvent what they’re doing. When I say they’re missing a trick, I think they should probably focus on food. Source: Aidan McGrath/Wild Honey InnBib Gourmand Originally from Mayo, McGrath cooked for more than three decades before winning an esteemed Michelin star last year, working in hotel kitchens in London, France and Switzerland before returning to Ireland in the early 1990s.McGrath and his partner, Kate Sweeney, opened Wild Honey Inn in 2009, when the country’s economy had bottomed out.“We didn’t really know what we were going to do in terms of food,” he says. “One day we decided we didn’t want to do mediocre food. We just decided we’d do the food we’d like to eat in a bar.”The decision to adopt that simple mantra came at the right time: the inn rolled out its new menu in August 2009 and was visited by a Michelin inspector one month later, a “stroke of luck” for the business.In January the following year, Wild Honey won a Bib Gourmand – Michelin’s prize for good food at reasonable prices – which helped drum up publicity for the inn.Coupled with the fact that many Irish people were holidaying at home after the recession decimated their disposable incomes, the business managed to keep ticking over.That’s not to say it wasn’t without its difficulties, particularly when it came to building the accommodation side of the 14-bedroom inn.“Banks weren’t lending money (to renovate). We had to do it bit by bit (ourselves) and get the rooms into proper shape so we could be comfortable about letting them,” McGrath says. Source: Britta Pedersen/DPA/PA Images‘Slow-burn’More than 20,000 restaurants feature in Michelin’s guides. About 2,500 have at least one star, 11 of which are located in Ireland. Wild Honey Inn is one of just a handful of pubs in the world to claim the accolade.There’s no shortcut to developing a distinct culinary style or winning a coveted Michelin star, McGrath says.“A lot of chaps come out of college and expect to become famous. You need to spend 10 years in good kitchens to become a rounded chef.“All those chefs that are on TV, particularly in the UK – Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White – they’ve been cooking for the bones of 30 years or more. They weren’t overnight successes,” he says.“It’s a slow-burn thing. You get out of it what you put into it, I suppose. The more effort and the more time you put it, the better it’s going to be. It’s like a stew.” McGrath says the win for Wild Honey Inn was “historic” and there has been a “huge lift” in trade since the announcement was made last October.“Kate and I are both delighted. It’s something that every chef would like to have – I suppose, at the end of the day, if you persevere and keep fine-tuning what you do, there isn’t an age limit on achieving something like a Michelin star.”For the most part, the way the kitchen and inn is run hasn’t really changed that much during the intervening months – the biggest challenge has been keeping up with the surge in bookings that inevitably comes with the prize and publicity.“We’ve had inquiries from all over the world to come and stay and eat… Trying to cope with that has certainly been a challenge.“We’ve always been busy, but we could always manage with the amount of inquiries. Trying to keep up with email and phone calls and voice messages is ongoing.”McGrath describes the star as the culinary equivalent of winning an Olympic gold medal: the main difference being you stand to lose the Michelin every year.“You can’t become complacent and rest on your laurels and ease off. You’ve got to keep focused and keep doing what you’re doing to a high level.”When asked what’s motivated him to stick with cheffing, McGrath says he has been supported by his partner Kate throughout his career and gets a kick out of wowing patrons.“You have to be very careful that you’re not egotistical and just cooking for yourself. It’s never about the chef, it’s always about the customer. There’s nothing more rewarding than a customer being delighted with what they’ve eaten. That for me is better than any wage.”Sign up to our newsletter to receive a regular digest of Fora’s top articles delivered to your inbox.Written by Conor McMahon and posted on Fora.ie
Australians woke up to dire warnings last week about their economic future. We need tough reforms and spending cuts, we’re told, lest Australia head down the path of Greece and end up as an economic basket case.On the ABC’s AM program, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Kate Carnell called for the abolition of Family Tax Benefit Part B, means testing of the Child Care Rebate and switching pension payments for loans against the family home.But it was the comparison with Greece that sounded most, as she put it, dramatic.The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is warning that this is a real risk down the track unless the May budget curbs what it calls “runaway spending” on the aged pension, family tax benefits and childcare.The chamber’s chief executive Kate Carnell agreed comparing Greece to the outlook for Australia was dramatic and designed to make the government pay attention.“Well, it is a dramatic comparison, but I think dramatic comparisons are necessary,” she said. “In Australia today, every day the government raises about $1 billion and spends $1.1 billion, so every day we have to borrow $100 million. “Everyone can understand you can only do that for a period of time before you go broke really. So we’ve got to start moving the pendulum, we’ve got to start getting the budget back into balance. “If we start now, the pain will be significantly less than it would be if we waited until we got to the same situation that we’ve seen in some European countries.”Ms Carnell said Australia can no longer afford middle class welfare such as Family Tax Benefit Part B and the Child Care Rebate.A key part of the ACCI submission is to review the aged pension and to force retirees who own homes to transform the pension into a loan that would be repaid when the home is sold.“It seems irrational really for a family home not to be counted when you look at pensioners’ capacity to fund themselves,” Ms Carnell argued. “For people in multi-million dollar homes that really are keeping those homes for the purpose, I suppose, giving them to their children when they die.”According to analysts, comparisons with Greece may be a little premature, but there is certainly hard work ahead for Australia’s economic managers, through both spending cuts and tax revenue increases. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy has vowed to be more respectful towards Pep Guardiola by putting away his phone when the coach speaksThe City boss had publicly urged Mendy to put aside his social media obsession after jokingly admitting that he felt like killing him in the club’s season opener against Arsenal the previous weekend.Now Mendy has vowed to put away his phone for his manager.“I don’t change but in the dressing room I don’t use my phone at all. It’s better,” he said on ESPN.“Every time I am with my phone I am on Instagram or Twitter and just now I need to be careful. When I am at the training centre, the CFA, I don’t use my phone but instead I listen to the manager.“I know the fans love it, but the manager is the chief of the team, so when he says something I have to listen to him. Every player understands this. So in the dressing room, everywhere, I don’t pick up my phone.”Regardless of his issues with his phone though, there can be no questioning Mendy’s performances after contributing three assists in City’s opening two games to help Guardiola’s side take the top spot in the league standings.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Although the Citizens will miss their main assist maker Kevin De Bruyne, who will be out for the next three months with a knee injury.“We are not the same. Kevin is Kevin, an amazing player, and I give my best for the team,” Mendy said.“I prefer an assist to scoring a goal — for me it’s more beautiful. It is my vision. If I can score but there is a player to pass to, I give them the ball.”Following City’s 6-1 win over Huddersfield Town, Mendy later returned to social media to post this photo of splashing water on the club doctor.No one is safe ?? #chiefdoc #maxsala ? ? pic.twitter.com/n4HXx7PbyX— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) August 19, 2018
Neal Cedric Kelly of Woodland pleaded not guilty Wednesday to fatally stabbing a Vancouver woman early Saturday, stabbing and critically injuring a Woodland man and assaulting three other people.Jennie L. Brill, 43, of Vancouver died during the incident. Sterling Robin-Scott Shaver, 34, of Woodland remains in the intensive care unit at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where he is being treated for multiple stab wounds. His condition was recently upgraded from critical to satisfactory, said Michelle Halfhill, a hospital spokeswoman. The other three victims were not injured or had minor injuries.Kelly knew only one of the five victims, said Deputy Prosecutor Dan Gasperino.Kelly, who has a hearing impairment, pleaded not guilty Wednesday through a sign language interpreter to first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder, two counts of first-degree assault and third-degree assault.Clark County Superior Court Judge Scott Collier held Kelly on $2 million bail.Kelly’s need for an interpreter delayed court proceedings earlier in the week and created a communication challenge for Kelly’s court-appointed attorney, Jeff Barrar of Vancouver.The incident occurred at about 4 a.m. Saturday at a home at 8707 N.E. 89th Ave. in the Sunnyside neighborhood. Kelly told investigators that he was high on methamphetamine at the time, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court.
Tags Share your voice Look! Aha! Can you imagine? The Rock and Jason Momoa playing Rugby with the New Zealand All Blacks. Great stuff. Great Laffs. Laffs everywhere.In the tech world, April Fools’ usually involves a hilariously designed fake product. The joke: This crazy product solves a problem no one has! Who would want a ridiculous product like this? Oh Logitech, you loveable goofs! Smart devices can’t decipher actual bullshit. What a laff! Good one, Roku! Streaming socks. Another great laff with the boyz!The problem, in fact, is that real Silicon Valley inventions are utterly beyond parody and have been for years. We’re at the vanishing point. We’ve lived through Juicero. We’ve got smart toilets analysing our poop. And Cryptocurrency? Don’t get me started. We’ve got KodakCoin, we’ve got DogeCoin, we’ve got TrumpCoin. I could absolutely imagine seeing any of those three in a “hilarious” April Fools’ press release, but incredibly these are real ideas that absolutely exist in the real world.We’re in The Bad Place, people. And in a world that’s already terrible, over-branded and beyond parody, April Fools’ is a step too far.It’s an anachronism. A joke out of time. Comedy evolves faster than every art form known to man and the fact we’re still anticipating, dreading and actually participating in this outdated abomination is baffling at best.Pranks between buddies? Sure. I’m not the fun police. Brands creating fake news in an attempt to signal boost existing products? Let’s stick a fork in that one.Oh, and did you hear about Google getting rid of Inbox? That perfectly minimalist app that seamlessly bundles all your important emails in one convenient place. They’d never get rid of that! GOOD ONE, GOOGLE. Great laffs!Oh. A dinosaur sighting has led to delays to some services. What is believed to be a Carramarasaurus was spotted on a train, possibly making its way to Harrisic Park.Please take care & listen to announcements as we work to resolve this issue. pic.twitter.com/T3wPNhvylc— Trains Info (@TrainsInfo) April 1, 2019 Comments BREAKING NEWS | Hollywood stars @TheRock and Jason Momoa have swapped movie scripts for mouth guards in a shock move to sign with @NZRugby.FULL STORY 👉🏽 https://t.co/c7PnRorKCE pic.twitter.com/tG8mLjbQwD— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) March 31, 2019 7 Look at this little dude! What a laff! Sydney Trains, I will never complain about your shoddy service and constant delays ever again! Thanks fellas. Culture Groupon Hey! You. Yes you! Are you ready to laugh? Are you ready to slap your thighs and guffaw as the brands you know (and love) interact with you on their blue-tick-verified official channels? Are you ready for photoshops, slickly produced parody videos, banter on the twittertubes and wholesome “laffs” with the tech giants eroding your personal privacy for a quick buck? Are you ready to be overcome by how relatable corporate entities can be? They’re just like regular people and certainly aren’t just faceless brands fighting for your eyeballs on the social media battlegrounds.Hello, it’s April Fools’ and I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that, in a universe where outlandish garbage occurs every single day, April Fools’ should be cast into the sun to melt in agony for all eternity. In 2019, in this universe, April Fools’ is no longer tenable and should be cancelled. With immediate effect.This is the universe of alternative facts. A universe where we’re so disconnected in our bubbles that reality is the mirage we collectively construct in our 100-page deep group chats. A universe where Russia’s Internet Research Agency spends years sowing discord online by spreading and supporting anti-vaccination messaging on Facebook.This is the universe where bots are influencing elections. A universe where a significant amount of the internet-dwelling populace struggles to distinguish between real news and #fakenews. This is a world where the flat-Earth community is in the midst of a terrifying growth spurt. Hurray for April Fools’, right? Yeah… maybe let’s skip this year. Logitech I can’t decide if the internet destroyed April Fools’ or the internet destroyed my ability to enjoy April Fools’. Either way, thanks to the internet, April Fools’ has become little more than a festival of forced fun cannibalized by brands desperately trying to humanize themselves on Twitter. In 2019 April Fools’ is your creepy uncle, five drinks deep, reading out the joke he found in a Christmas cracker, slapping you on the back. “IT’S JUSTA LAFF INNIT? NUFFINK WRONG WIV A BITTOVA LAFF.”
Professor M Mizanur Rahman of Accounting and Information Systems department and professor M Wali Ullah of Dawah and Islamic Studies department have been elected as president and secretary respectively of Islamic University Teachers’ Association (IUTA), reports UNB.Professor M Kazi Akhtar Hossen announced the results as IUTA chief election commissioner at the university’s Art’s Faculty Building around 9:30 pm on Wednesday.Professor Shaheed M Rezwan was elected as the vice-president of the 14-member executive committee while Professor Dr ASM Ainul Haque Akondo as joint-secretary and Professor Dr M Asad-Ullah as treasurer.The other members of the committee are Professor M Abdu Sina, Professor M Tozammel Hossain, Professor AKM Matinur Rahman, Professor M Najibul Haque, Professor Obaydul Islam, Professor Nurun Nahar, AKM Rashiduzzaman, Mustafizur Rahman, Jahidul Islam and Najimuddin.A total of 312 teachers out of 356 casted their votes while Professor M Mizanur Rahman bagged 168 votes and his rival Awami League-backd Shapla Forum and Bangabandhu Parisad panel Professor Ruhul KM Saleh got 114 votes.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.L Virgin Blue has managed to maintain its status as Australia’s best domestic carrier while Tiger has been voted the worst in the latest CHOICE survey.Over 11,000 CHOICE members voted in the consumer group’s domestic airline satisfaction survey for domestic flights they’d taken in the past 12 months.For the second year running Virgin Blue topped the rankings with high scores for service, entertainment and comfort.Regional carrier Rex came second, with respondents giving kudos to the carrier’s old-fashioned more personalised service. Third place was taken by Qantas, which scored well for pricing but had disappointing service standards.Budget carriers Jetstar and Tiger made the bottom of the list respectively, with consumers pointing to low service standards and flight delays and Jetstar’s cramped seating.Tiger was also criticised for its slow check-in processes and hidden extra costs such as charging $30 to those travelling with bulky sports equipment, even if it is within the weight allowance.The budget carriers also had the most expensive credit and debit card surcharges.However, Tiger bit back this morning, saying people needed to be “realistic” when considering the results.“Tiger Airways is very different to the other airlines” said a Tiger spokeswoman.“We sell our customers a seat as cheap as we can and allow our customers to choose what extras they want to pay for.”The no-frills carrier even took a stab at Virgin Blue, pointing out that Tiger had a lower cancellation rate than CHOICE’s top ranking carrier. <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/1edeb/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>
Go back to the e-newsletterMarriott Hotels has welcomed Rotterdam Marriott Hotel to its portfolio. Ideally located in the Millennium Tower opposite Rotterdam Central Station, the hotel makes for an ideal starting point for business and leisure travellers to experience this vibrant city in the Netherlands. Formerly known as The Manhattan Hotel Rotterdam, Rotterdam Marriott Hotel has undergone extensive renovation of its interiors to meet the needs of today’s traveller.The hotel’s 230 guest rooms and suites feature modern amenities throughout and are designed with a spacious and upgraded look with inventive tailored solutions. The lobby has been transformed into a vibrant space to welcome and invite guests to relax and socialise. Pillars Bar & Restaurant offers all-day dining, with a menu showcasing small snacks, sharing dishes and multi-course meals.“We want our guests to experience forward-thinking, aesthetically pleasing spaces that help foster their inventive nature,” said Matthew Carroll, VP Marriott Hotels. “Marriott Hotels has consistently pushed the boundaries of innovation in travel to create experiences that inspire and push our guests’ creativity.”The upgraded interiors are complemented by warm and personal service. Rotterdam Marriott Hotel offers 24-hour room service, valet parking and free high-speed internet. The fully equipped fitness centre offers guests the most high-tech equipment for any kind of workout they want. An Executive Lounge, Business Centre and nearly 600 square metres of flexible space for meetings and events cater for guests. Through connections, the hotel also has the ability to coordinate with De Doelen International Congress Centre, which can accommodate groups of up to 3000 visitors.The debut of Marriott Hotels in Rotterdam marks a key moment in the development of the port city. The hotel’s local area and commercial heart of the city, the Rotterdam Central District, has undergone significant change in recent years with the arrival of numerous international companies and extensive regeneration.Go back to the e-newsletter