10 months agoEx-Crystal Palace owner Jordan: Ashley serious about selling Newcastle

first_imgEx-Crystal Palace owner Jordan: Ashley serious about selling Newcastleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan is convinced Mike Ashley is serious about selling Newcastle United.On the takeover, he says Ashley could do a deal quickly and even if it goes beyond January he think he will sell up.Jordan told talkSPORT: “He’s looking to sell. Absolutely he’s looking to sell.“Unequivocally this time without a shadow of doubt from my vantage point without actually having spoken to Mike for a significant passage of time, reading the signs, knowing how deals get done, last year with Staveley came to the table I pretty much said: ‘This deal will not get done, it will not get done.’“This time there’s a different feel to it, there’s a different metric to it and look from it. Ashley is going to sell this football club. Now it’s not going to hold them back in January from spending money because if he has to spend money he will add it to the ticket. If he doesn’t have to write a cheque for it someone else is paying for it and so be it.”With Mike I absolutely believe he should sell. I believe he will sell this time, I don’t believe it’s a PR spin.“If I was him I wouldn’t want to be there anymore. It’s so toxic and debilitating for everyone at the football club – he’s never going to recover from the impression that he’s not there for the football club when they need him.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Photo: Notre Dame Sent Mail About Its High School Prospect Camps To A Starting Offensive Lineman At Rutgers

first_imgNotre Dame accidentally sends recruiting letter to Rutgers OL.Chris Muller is a rising redshirt junior at Rutgers. He has appeared in 26 games for the Scarlet Knights the past two seasons, making 25 starts at right guard. One of those starts was actually against Notre Dame in the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl. Apparently, the Fighting Irish staff either didn’t remember Muller from that game, or were so impressed that they are attempting to recruit him over a year later. Tonight, Muller tweeted that he received mail from Notre Dame about its upcoming 2015 summer high school prospect camps, a curious delivery considering Muller is entering his fourth year at another program. Well this is awkward… #CHOPNation pic.twitter.com/OsQLwniVCK— Chris Muller (@Chris_Muller70) February 21, 2015Not sure if this is an actual NCAA infraction but either way Notre Dame should probably update its recruiting mailing lists. More: The Only 13 Teams That Can Win The Playoff In 2015last_img read more

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Stop Killing Our Children! – PM Holness

first_imgPrime Minister Andrew Holness has condemned the gruesome murder of 14-year-old Yetanya Francis of Arnett Gardens Kingston.Young Yetanya was killed after she went missing on Thursday night. Her charred body was found on Friday in the community.Prime Minister Holness expressed outrage at the incident and said, “the thugs who murdered 14-year-old Yetanya Francis have no place in the Jamaican society we are seeking to create.” The Prime Minister said the police have assured him that no stone will be left unturned to find the heartless perpetrators.“I have spoken to the Minister of National Security and the Commissioner of Police. They both emphasized their resolve to ensure that the perpetrator or perpetrators are brought to justice. No society can survive the constant killing of its children and we all must stand united against these criminals,” said the Prime Minister.Prime Minister Holness appealed to anyone with information on the killing to report it to the police or to call Crime Stop at 311.“Witnesses do not need to fear that their information will be exposed as we have Crime Stop – 311, and other ways to give information. I am asking members of the community of Arnett Gardens as well, if they know who the criminals are to turn them over to the police, as criminals who attack children don’t usually stop,” urged Prime Minister Holness.last_img read more

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ED notice to MNS chief Uddhav says doesnt expect concrete outcome

first_imgMumbai: A day ahead of Raj Thackeray’s scheduled appearance before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here in connection with an IL&FS probe, the MNS chief seems to have found unexpected support from his estranged cousin and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday. Sena is the ruling partner of the BJP in the Central and Maharashtra governments. Raj has been summoned by the anti-money laundering agency in connection with its probe into the alleged irregularities relating to loans and equity investment worth over Rs 450 crore by IL&FS in Kohinoor CTNL Infrastructure Company. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The firm was founded by former Maharashtra chief minister Manohar Joshi’s son Unmesh, Raj Thackeray, and latter’s close aide and builder Rajan Shirodkar to purchase and develop the land of the defunct Kohinoor Mill. Raj had reportedly exited from the company in 2008. Questionning of Unmesh has been going on at the Mumbai office of the ED since August 19. “I do not expect any solid outcome from the inquiry,” Uddhav told reporters in a brief reply when asked about the ED’s notice to Raj. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Uddhav’s comments assume significance given that assembly elections in the state are round the corner. Earlier, Sena leader Sanjay Raut had said Raj getting the notice should not be viewed through the prism of politics. Interestingly, Uddhav had recently snubbed Raj over his proposal that the upcoming elections be deferred to the next year in view of the damage caused by floods in western Maharashtra. Opposition parties in Maharashtra, including the Congress and the NCP, have rallied behind Raj, terming the ED move a vendetta politics by the ruling BJP. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had said the BJP didn’t have any role in the ED notice. Raj had held several rallies ahead of the Lok Sabha elections targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP-led government in Maharashtra. He, however, had spared Sena from any direct criticism. The MNS had inflicted severe damage on the Sena in 2009 elections to the state assembly and Lok Sabha. However, in 2012, after Uddhav underwent an angiography (to unblock blood vessels), he was driven home by Raj, giving rise to speculation of a ‘thaw’ between the two cousins. In July 2016, a year ahead of the BMC polls, Raj had met Uddhav at the latter’s home sparking speculation of possible rapprochement for the crucial civic polls.last_img read more

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AltaGas to create spin off AltaGas Canada plans initial public offering

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – AltaGas Ltd. has announced plans to spin off some of its assets to a new company called AltaGas Canada Inc. while retaining a significant minority equity interest in the business after its initial public offering.The new firm will hold the company’s Canadian rate-regulated natural gas distribution utility assets and contracted wind power in Canada, as well as a roughly 10 percent indirect equity interest in the Northwest Hydro Facilities in B.C.AltaGas Canada will be led by an independent management team. AltaGas says it expects to hold approximately 37 to 45 percent of AltaGas Canada at the close of its initial public offering. It will also have three nominees on AltaGas Canada’s seven-member board.The company expects to use to use the proceeds from the AltaGas Canada IPO to help repay debt related to its acquisition of Washington, D.C.-based energy utility company WGL Holdings, Inc., which closed in July.Earlier this week, AltaGas signed deals to sell about $560 million worth of natural gas midstream assets and power generating assets to two buyers that will also be used to reduce debt.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

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Reel Shorts Film Festival extended deadline is February 21

first_imgScreening fees (royalties) are paid to filmmakers whose films screen at the festival. Films are also eligible for juried and audience choice awards.The 13th Reel Shorts Film Festival runs May 6th through to the 13th in Grande Prairie. This Film Festival is a qualifying festival for the Canadian Screen Awards presented by the ACCT (Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television).The festival which began in 2007 has the largest school program of any film festival in the Prairie Provinces. Over 2,000 Grade 1-12 students from 20 schools attended the festival in 2018.For more information on the Festival; CLICK HERE GRANDE PRAIRIE, B.C. – The deadline for Peace Region Filmmakers is approaching for the Reel Shorts Film Festival.Thursday, February 21, 2019, is the extended deadline for filmmakers who currently reside in the Peace Region or have resided in the region for the free submissions to this film festival.Submitted films must have a running time of 2-31 minutes and have not been previously viewed by the public or been posted online.last_img read more

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Jet extends suspension of international ops till Monday

first_imgMumbai: Jet Airways, facing its worst existential crisis in its over 25-year-old history, Friday extended suspension of its international operations till next Monday due to severe liquidity issues. Incidentally, the stake sale bid invited by the SBI- led consortium of bankers, which manages the day-to-operations of the airline, also closes by the end of the day Friday, after being extended by two days. Airline founder Naresh Goyal, the UAE carrier Etihad Airways, Air Canada and the country’s national investment fund among others are reported to have submitted bids, according to media reports. On Thursday, the airline had announced temporary grounding of its international operations for day-Jet was the largest international airline from the country till the financial crisis–when it had also suspended operations to the entire Eastern and Northeastern markets as Jet was forced to ground 10 more aircraft following default of lease rentals. This has left Jet with no large aircraft while it had just 14 planes for domestic operations as of late Thursday. “Jet has decided to extend suspension of its international operations till Monday, due to severe cash crunch,” airline sources told PTI Friday. Jet was the largest domestic carrier operating in the international sector with a hub in Amsterdam, where a cargo agent had taken possession of an aircraft this on Tuesday demanding bill payment. This led to the cancellation of the Amsterdam-Mumbai flight that day. Thursday Jet flights to London, Amsterdam and Paris from Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru scheduled were cancelled for operational reasons,” Je had said, adding it had also cancelled the Bengaluru-Amsterdam-Bengaluru flight Friday. On the domestic front, all Jet operations to and from the Eastern and Northeastern states were suspended till further notice. Following this, there would no Jet flights to and from Kolkata, Patna, Guwahati and other airports in the region, travel industry source had told PTI. Jet had also said its Mumbai-Kolkata, Kolkata-Guwahati and Dehradun-Guwahati-Kolkata flights stood cancelled till further notice due to “operational reasons.” As of Thursday, the airline had just 14 planes–way down from 123 planes in operations till a few months back. Of the 14 aircraft that it operated till Thursday evening, eight were wide-body B777s (seven) and an A330– generally used for long-haul international operations. The remaining six planes were, three B737s, which are largely used for flying on domestic routes besides on short- haul international destinations and the rest three are regional ATRs. With just 14 aircraft left for operations, aviation secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola had told PTI that the ministry was awaiting a report from the DGCA to decide whether Jet can continue to fly on international routes. The government rules stipulate an airline must have at least 20 planes for operating international operations.last_img read more

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Facebook busts Israelbased campaign to disrupt elections

first_imgJerusalem: Facebook said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, told reporters that the tech giant had purged 65 Israeli accounts, 161 pages, dozens of groups and four Instagram accounts. Many were linked to the Archimedes Group, a Tel Aviv-based political consulting and lobbying firm that boasts of its social media skills and ability to “change reality.” Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportGleicher said Facebook could not speculate about Archimedes’ motives, which “may be commercial or political.” But he said Facebook discovered “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” with accounts posing as certain political candidates, smearing opponents and presenting as local news organizations peddling supposedly leaked information. The activity appeared focused on Sub-Saharan African countries but was also scattered in parts of Southeast Asia and Latin America. The pages have racked up 2.8 million followers and hundreds of thousands of views. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsGleicher said Archimedes had spent some 800,000 on fake ads and that its deceptive activity dated back to 2012. He said Facebook has banned Archimedes. Facebook has come under pressure to more aggressively and transparently tackle misinformation aimed at sowing division and confusion around elections, since the revelation that Russia used Facebook to sway the 2016 U.S. presidential election. On its website, Archimedes presents itself as a consulting firm involved in campaigns for presidential elections. Little information is available beyond its slogan, which is “winning campaigns worldwide,” and a vague blurb about the group’s “mass social media management” software, which it said enabled the operation of an “unlimited” number of online accounts. The site, featuring a montage of stock photos from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, boasts of its “own unique field within the social media realm” and its efforts to “take every advantage available in order to change reality according to our client’s wishes.” A message seeking comment from the company was not immediately returned.last_img read more

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South Carolina And Oregon Took Unlikely Roads To The Final Four

Oregon was supposed to be doomed by Chris Boucher’s season-ending knee injury. South Carolina wasn’t supposed to go deep into the tournament, especially after the Gamecocks lost their first game in the SEC tournament, a quarterfinal matchup. So how’d these two programs end up in the Final Four? In the video above, FiveThirtyEight sports editor Chadwick Matlin walks us through their journeys and talks about just how improbable they’ve been.

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Ohio State womens ice hockey travels to North Dakota in search of

Ohio State offensive junior Claudia Kepler (24) controls the puck during a game against Bemidji State University on Nov. 6 at St. John Arena. OSU lost 2-1. Credit: Eileen McClory | Senior Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s ice hockey team is preparing for a long road swing — it will not play in Columbus again until Dec. 11 — so it is preparing to take its game on the road.First, the Buckeyes travel this weekend to Grand Forks, North Dakota, for two games against University of North Dakota (6-2-2), winners of two of its last four contests.Despite outshooting Bemidji State in both losses of its series last weekend, the OSU offense could only generate two goals. The team took to the ice for its final practice on Thursday before leaving expecting to score more goals over the weekend.“Until they decide on a different way to decide hockey games, we need to score goals,” assistant coach Carson Duggan said. “I thought we had a really solid weekend and weren’t rewarded.”Goal scoringJunior forward Claudia Kepler, who leads the team in shots with 28, wants to see her forward unit score more goals.“Our line, (Kendall Curtis) is a very skilled player, and I’d say one of my strengths is shooting the puck,” Kepler said. “So we try to use our strengths as much as possible.”Curtis, the senior forward who scored the lone goal in the loss last Saturday, welcomed the pressure she, Kepler and sophomore Julianna Iafallo put on themselves in order for the team to be successful. But Kepler took it one step further, saying she wants to generate more scoring on her own.“There have been a lot of times I should have taken the puck to the net but instead I kind of held up and looked to make a pass,” Kepler said. The Buckeyes were off on Wednesday to coincide with classes being canceled for Veterans Day. With a road trip, the first in a month, the members of the team think the odd schedule is an opportunity to shake up their play.“I think these girls have been working really hard on the ice,” Duggan said. “The conditioning is obviously still there, but it’s nice to get a little break.”In Duggan’s opinion, the break was the opportunity to spark the offense without taking to the ice.“You want to keep the edge and the excitement in coming to the rink, so a day off like that was a mental break, which I think is just as important,” Duggan said.Kepler, who is second to Curtis in goals scored on the season, will look to simplify her game in order to generate more offense for the team.“Creating scoring chances, you’ve got to shoot to get chances,” Kepler said.Dinged-up defenseThe Buckeyes have eight defenders on their roster, but will head to North Dakota with only five ready to play on Friday night. Freshman Jincy Dunne and her sophomore sister, Jessica, have yet to play this season. Redshirt junior Bryanna Neuwald did not play last Saturday and is expected to be sidelined this weekend too. Shorthanded, coach Jenny Potter played senior forward Julia McKinnon on defense, where she is set to remain against North Dakota.“It’s obviously hard with five D-men and one forward back there,” junior defender Alexa Ranahan said. “She’s doing an amazing job, you can’t tell she’s new to it.”Ranahan believes despite the injuries, the defense has turned into a strength for the Buckeyes, who have allowed only eight goals in their last four contests.“It’s definitely helpful in our situation right now where we are struggling to score,” Ranahan said. “I think as long as we stay solid on (defense) and score a little we’ll be good.”Strong defense will be important for the Buckeyes on the road this weekend, which may have another low-scoring series in front of them. North Dakota has allowed only 21 goals this season, 23 fewer than the Buckeyes.Duggan, whose skaters have been focusing on scoring more goals, welcomes the opportunity to face another tough defensive squad only one week after dropping both games to the Beavers.“We’ve got to stick to our systems without getting frustrated,” Duggan said. “Otherwise you’ll start to grip your stick tighter, but once we get one, it’ll turn into two and three.”Ranahan, who last week was named a co-captain, said she expects the defense to continue to perform while the offense looks to get into form.“You can always expect good competition,” Ranahan said. “We know it’s always really tough against North Dakota. I know I love the nitty-gritty battles.”Opponent notesNorth Dakota will take to the ice against the Buckeyes off 13 days of rest. It last played Minnesota on Oct. 30, winning 4-3 to split its weekend series with the Golden Gophers.The Buckeyes lost both their contests to Minnesota by a combined score of 17-4 to start a home stand that would finish 2-4.Puck drops in Grand Forks at 3:07 p.m. on Saturday and 2:07 p.m. on Sunday.Correction 9/13: An earlier version of this story said the two games were to take place on Friday and Saturday, when in fact they are on Saturday and Sunday. read more

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Loris Karius Klopp wanted me to stay at Liverpool

first_imgLoris Karius has revealed that he had to convince Jurgen Klopp to let him go after completing his two-year loan move to BesiktasThe German displaced Simon Mignolet as Klopp’s first-choice goalkeeper last season.But, after two high-profile errors in the Champions League final in May and Alisson Becker’s arrival from AS Roma, Karius found himself demoted to the bench.Now the 25-year-old has opted to leave Liverpool for regular first-team action at Besiktas until at least 2020.Although, Klopp wasn’t so keen on the idea.“He told me he would like to have me in the squad because he wants to have the best-quality players,” said Karius, according to the Telegraph.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“But I spoke to him and asked him for my wish. It is important to me to play for Besiktas. I talked with him for a long time and he understood my situation.“It was a good deal for everyone. He wished me well but said he would have liked to keep me.“I came here because I think I can make the next step in my career, improve as a player and also help the whole team to improve.“I’m still young for a goalkeeper. I want to make the next step and hopefully win many titles with Besiktas.”Karius made 49 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool.last_img read more

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Lampard reveals what Mourinho told him moments before beating him

first_imgFrank Lampard revealed what former coach Jose Mourinho told him, just moments before Derby defeated Manchester United in the Carabao CupThe Chelsea legend was left shell-shocked as goalkeeper Scott Carson’s save from Phil Jones saw Derby snatch a dramatic 8-7 penalty shoot-out win over Mourinho’s United side after drawing 2-2 at Old Trafford.Before the first penalty-kick was taken, Lampard was seen in a friendly conversation with his former Chelsea boss Mourinho.Now the Derby coach has revealed what his old mentor had to say to him,“He said what a great performance it was from the team. I appreciate that because it’s not easy in defeat in that last moment,” revealed Lampard on the Daily Mirror.“I think he actually said that before the penalties, but I appreciate it.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Jose was very welcoming as a whole. We obviously know each other, and he came and spoke to me before, we spoke during and afterwards. It was an honour for me to go up against him.”Lampard, who became Derby manager this summer, was full of praise for all the players.“I think I need time [to take it all in],” said Lampard. “It was special – a special performance.“To come to Manchester United and not to just nick one, but I think to play the way we played, doing all the things we have been working towards in a short space of time.“To do it on this stage against this team full of top players with our squad which has some younger boys in it as well – the players were immense. What a night for the club to come here and do that.”last_img read more

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Mane says Liverpool progress every season

first_imgAccording to the Reds’ footballer Sadio Mane, Liverpool has improved every year since he has been at the English Premier League club.Liverpool is currently in the first position of the English Premier League table.And Sadio Mane believes his team gets better every year.“Every single season we progress and that is positive for us,” he told Sky Sports.“That’s why we train hard every single day, to learn a lot, to get better and better.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It’s positive and now we are going to go for something special with the club,” he added.“At the moment we are at the top of the league.”“There is so far for this season to be done but everything is possible,” Mane commented.“We are going to try and take game by game without making pressure for ourselves because we know it is very high.”last_img read more

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Englands legend Gordon Banks dies aged 81

first_imgEngland’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died, aged 81.Banks a former Leicester City and Stoke City player was part of the Alf Ramsey’s team that claimed glory on home soil for the Three Lions in 1966.Widely known as one of the best goalkeepers in the history of the game, Banks produced one of the World Cup’s most iconic moments four years later by pulling off an astonishing reaction save to keep out a header from Brazil great Pele in Mexico City.One of the best saves in World Cup and football history.Rest in peace, Gordon Banks. pic.twitter.com/aA4bNAMMtV— FourFourTwo ⚽️ (@FourFourTwo) February 12, 2019Banks helped Stoke to the League Cup in 1972, the club’s only major honour and one he won with Leicester eight years earlier, before a car accident in October of that year cost him the sight in his right eye.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.A statement from Banks’ family, published on Stoke’s website, read: “It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight.“We are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him.“We would ask that the privacy of the family is respected at this time.”We’re deeply saddened to hear that Gordon Banks, our #WorldCup-winning goalkeeper, has passed away.Our thoughts are with Gordon’s friends, family and supporters at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/nbzncYBCFA— England (@England) February 12, 2019last_img read more

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Premier keynote speaker for KPMG Summit

first_img Related Items:kgmg summit, premier rufuss ewing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Oct 2015 – In just days, Premier Hon. Rufus Ewing will mount the podium as one of several keynote speakers at the KPMG Infrastructure Summit, which starts this Sunday October 4th. It will be his second appearance at the event.This year’s theme is, “Transforming Island Economies,” and 17 countries are expected to participate and other speakers include: Hon. Alden McLaughlin, Premier of the Cayman Islands; Hon. Michael Dunkley, Premier of Bermuda and Hon. Phillip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister of The Bahamas.There will also be presentations from The World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank with some topics listed as, ‘Public-Private Partnerships’ and ‘Development and Sustainability for Island Nations.This is the third year for the event hosted by the TCI branch of KPMG; it will be held at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami, Florida, October 4-6TH.last_img read more

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VIDEO The Glitzy Gourmet Shares Zucchini Spaghetti Recipe

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Denise Gentile, “The Glitzy Gourmet,” is back with the latest episode of her popular cooking show on WCTV.Watch Gentile share her recipe for zucchini spaghetti below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-west-1.dream.io/wilmington/f/4/4/4/8/1/f4448155-a8f3-4f38-8d4a-91f7bb59a4451535730202.946%2B40512901.989%40castus4-wilmington%2B15357310991535730445211180.vod.720p.Glitz%20%20Gormet_%20Summer%20Go%20Lite.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like 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… RelatedVIDEO: The Glitzy Gourmet Shares Summer Quiche RecipeIn “Videos”VIDEO: The Glitzy Gourmet Shares Tomato & Potato RecipesIn “Videos”VIDEO: State Rep. Dave Robertson Talks With WCTV About His First 7 Months In OfficeIn “Videos”last_img read more

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2020 Kia Soul EV gets 243mile EPA driving range

first_img 62 kWh More From Roadshow 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value The new 2020 Kia Soul EV will offer a 243-mile driving range, according to the EPA. That makes it one of the longest-range affordable electric cars on sale today, and marks a huge improvement over the last-generation Soul EV’s 93-mile range.The new Soul Electric debuted alongside the standard, internal-combustion 2020 Soul at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The cars have a striking new look inside and out, as well as new features. For the Soul EV, the biggest news is a bigger battery pack. It now has a 64-kilowatt-hour capacity, compared to the old Soul EV’s 27-kWh pack. The new Soul also has more power, with its electric motor rated at 201 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque, versus the preceding model’s 109 hp and 210 lb-ft.What’s most important is how the Soul EV’s range compares to other affordable electric cars. It beats the range of the Chevrolet Bolt EV and the new Nissan Leaf E+, as well as the Kia Niro Electric, but won’t quite offer as much driving range as the Hyundai Kona Electric. You can see how the cars compare in the chart below. The Kia Soul EV will be able to use fast-charging to get an 80 percent charge in as little as an hour. On the more common Level 2 charging standard, Kia says charge times will be up to 9 hours, 35 minutes, while on Level 1, 120-volt charging, a full battery charge will take a whopping 59 hours. In other words, you’re going to want that Level 2 charger in your garage.We’ll have to wait a little longer to find out just how much the 2020 Kia Soul EV will cost, and to get behind the wheel, but based on its funky design and impressive range alone, color us excited for the battery-powered hatchback. Electric Cars 239 miles 64 kWh Kia 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous EPA Range 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 258 miles Kia Soul EV 32 Photos 238 miles The 2020 Kia Soul and Soul EV make their world debut at the LA Auto Show Nissan Leaf E+center_img Kia Niro Electric Battery Capacity Vehicle 60 kWh 64 kWh Share your voice 226 miles Comment Chevrolet Bolt EV 64 kWh 1 Electric car EPA ranges Tags 243 miles Hyundai Kona Electric Kialast_img read more

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BNP for army deployment in city polls

first_imgBNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Prothom Alo File PhotoOpposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Sunday demanded cancellation of the election commission’s decision to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) in Gazipur and Khulna city polls.The BNP’s senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also demanded deployment of army personnel during the upcoming elections in two crucial city corporations.”Though the voters have no interest in EVMs, the Election Commission has announced to use that in many centres in the two city polls. We think the Commission’s decision has reflected the government’s will,” the BNP leader told a discussion.He said, “I, on behalf of the BNP, demand the election commission deploy army and withdraw its decision of using EVMs in the two city polls.”Justifying their party’s demand for army deployment, the BNP leader observed that the voters have no confidence in law enforcers as they are now working as the government’s party force.He also alleged that the Election Commission still could not ensure any sign of level-playing field in the election areas of the two cities.”The ruling party cadres are roaming around brandishing arms. Their leaders and activists are holding rallies and bringing out processions in the election areas while BNP leaders and followers can’t stay at their homes, let alone holding meetings,” the BNP leader said.He urged the election commission to ensure a level-playing field in the two cities and take steps to stop the arrest of BNP leaders and activists and repression on them.Last week, chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda announced that the elections to Gazipur and Khulna city corporations will be held on 15 May.According to the election schedule, the deadline for the submission of nomination papers is 12 April, while the dates for scrutinising those are 15 and 16 April, and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is 23 April.BNP candidates Moniruzzaman Moni and MA Mannan were elected mayors in Khulna and Gazipur polls respectively in the 2013 polls.last_img read more

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Anger Bubbles Over At Funerals For Florida Shooting Victims

first_imgREUTERS/Jonathan DrakeCandle drippings hang off one of 17 crosses at a memorial for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, U.S. February 16, 2018.As families began burying their dead, authorities questioned whether they could have prevented the attack on a South Florida high school where a gunman took the lives of 14 students, the athletic director, a coach and a geography teacher.At funerals and in the streets of Parkland, a suburb on the edge of the Everglades, anger bubbled over at the senselessness of the shooting and at the widespread availability of guns. A rally to support gun-safety legislation was scheduled for Saturday at the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale.During a funeral Friday for 18-year-old Meadow Pollack, her father looked down at his daughter’s plain pine coffin and screamed in anguish as Gov. Rick Scott and 1,000 others sat in Temple K’ol Tikvah.“You killed my kid!” Andrew Pollack yelled, referring to Nikolas Cruz, who is accused of gunning down Meadow and 16 others. “My kid is dead. It goes through my head all day and all night. I keep hearing it. This is just unimaginable that I will never see my princess again.”He briefly paused as mourners, punched by the rawness of his words, began to wail.“I wasn’t able to do anything about it. I have always been able to protect my family,” he said. “Our kids should be safe.”Not long after that funeral, the FBI said it received a tip last month that Cruz had a “desire to kill” and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate. The governor called for the FBI director to resign.A person who was close to Cruz called the FBI’s tip line on Jan. 5 and provided information about Cruz’s weapons and his erratic behavior, including his disturbing social media posts. The caller was concerned that Cruz could attack a school.In a statement, the agency acknowledged that the tip should have been shared with the FBI’s Miami office and investigated, but it was not. The startling admission came as the agency was already facing criticism for its treatment of a tip about a YouTube comment posted last year. The comment posted by a “Nikolas Cruz” said, “Im going to be a professional school shooter.”The FBI investigated the remark but did not determine who made it.Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the shooting that killed 17 people Wednesday was a “tragic consequence” of the FBI’s missteps and ordered a review of the Justice Department’s processes. He said it’s now clear that the nation’s premier law enforcement agency missed warning signs.In more evidence that there had been signs of trouble with Cruz, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said his office had received more than 20 calls about him in the past few years.Cruz was being held without bail at the Broward County Jail on 17 counts of first-degree murder.Authorities have not described any specific motive, except to say that Cruz had been kicked out of the high school, which has about 3,000 students and serves an affluent suburb where the median home price is nearly $600,000. Students who knew him described a volatile teenager whose strange behavior had caused others to end friendships.News of law enforcement’s admissions enraged those in the community.“The FBI has failed,” said Lewis Mizen, a 17-year-old student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where the attack took place. “It’s going to be a mark on their name forever. Their mistakes have cost the lives of 17 people. There are people dead because they failed in their jobs.”Photo by Jonathan Drake/ReutersAngelina Lazo (L), an 18-year-old senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who said that she lost two friends in the shooting at her school two days ago, reacts to honks of support from passing motorists as she and her mother, Linda Lazo, right, join other gun control proponents with placards at a street corner in Coral Springs, Florida, U.S. February 16, 2018.Across the internet, students who were caught in the crossfire at the school spoke out. Some took politicians to task on Twitter. A 17-year-old junior wrote an essay for CNN, saying that he and his classmates planned to pressure politicians into taking action. One student asked President Donald Trump to meet with her. Some teens have been critical of Trump for failing to mention guns in his comments about the attack.On Friday evening, Trump visited a Florida hospital where he greeted medical staff and thanked the doctors, nurses and first responders who helped the shooting victims. He told reporters he also met with some of the victims who are still hospitalized. He later met with members of the Broward County Sheriff’s office and local law enforcement, including Coconut Creek Police Officer Mike Leonard, who said he was the one who apprehended Cruz.Sidney Fischer, a junior who was in a Holocaust history class when the shooter aimed his gun at the window and shot into the room, went on Reddit on Friday to recount his harrowing experience and answer questions. Two students in his classroom died, and one of the slain students, Joaquin Oliver who went by the nickname ‘Guac,’ had just been transferred into his algebra class.“I can’t believe that when I go back to school, his seat will be empty and life will just go on,” Fischer wrote. Sharelast_img read more

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Full Show Potential Flooding This Weekend And Houstons Outgoing Recovery Officer Dec

first_imgOn Friday’s Houston Matters: We learn more about the potential for flooding across Greater Houston as meteorologists expect anywhere from three to five inches of rain across Harris County between tonight and tomorrow morning.Also this hour: Marvin Odum is leaving his role as Houston’s chief recovery officer. Odum, the former president of Shell Oil,  was selected for the volunteer position shortly after Hurricane Harvey. News 88.7’s Travis Bubenik talks with him about what he learned from the job and where Houston’s recovery effort should go from here.Then, two area researchers discuss efforts to improve scientific literacy and how to get more people to trust science. And our panel of non-experts weighs in on The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.And the son of a Pearl Harbor survivor tells his father’s story.We offer a free podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharelast_img read more

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