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Rhodes admits TNT defense slowed him down, but fouls threw him off rhythm

first_imgJordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken MOST READ “I didn’t step up in the second and third quarter and I let my team down. I just got to do better next game cause I let my team down,” he said.Rhodes, though, echoed coach Leo Austria’s sentiments that some of the calls charged against him were soft fouls.“This is the Finals, so you got to let us play. You know, the fouls I got in the second and third quarter affected the game and threw my rhythm off, threw the team’s rhythm off and I couldn’t get no scoring. I had to comeback, cold then hot, cold then hot, and it just messed my rhythm up the whole game,” he said.Still, Rhodes knows that the Beermen need  to make the necessary adjustments if they want to equalize the series on Friday.“We just got to be more efficient and help my team more. Like I said, I let my team down. Even though I was getting fouls on me, it was throwing my rhythm off. The fouls really affected my game,” he said before making a bold statement.ADVERTISEMENT Fajardo determined to find ways to stop hulking Smith 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire “We must win next game. We must win.”Game 2 is on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide “I just got out of rhythm. TNT did a great job on me and I got to do better. I got to step up,” he said.Rhodes mustered 31 points, 13 rebounds, and four assists in the Beermen’s sorry 104-102 defeat to the KaTropa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, he felt he could have contributed more if he didn’t find himself in early foul trouble.The 31-year-old earned two quick fouls at the start of the second half and got his fourth with 6:20 remaining in the third quarter. Rhodes’ woes complicated a potential Beermen uprising, as Joshua Smith had to be subbed out twice due to his nagging foot injury. What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Charles Rhodes. PBA IMAGESCharles Rhodes took full responsibility for his failure to sustain his hot start in Game 1 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Wednesday.After dropping 21 points in the first quarter for San Miguel, the mercurial reinforcement found himself scoreless in the next two periods, where TNT capitalized and took the lead.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

PH archery team wraps up SEA Games campaign sans gold

first_imgPH Men’s Archery composed of Earl Benjamin Yap, Joseph Vicencio and Paul Marton Dela Cruz bags the Bronze medal at the 2017 SEA Games in KL, Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZThe Philippine archery team had its chances to bring home at least a gold medal but ended up settling for less in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The squad hauled one silver and four bronze medals after Florante Matan and Nicole Ortega were booted out in the semifinals of the mixed doubles event after bowing to Indonesia in a sudden-death shoot-off, 19-16.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wong finally gets gold in wushu for PHs sixth Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES View comments Matan and Ortega blew a golden opportunity to secure at least a bronze despite leading their Malaysian counterparts Khairul Anuar Muhammad and Nural Aliya Ghapar, 4-2, in the final set.The two, then, yielded to Vietnam’s Chu Duc Anh and Loc Thi Dao, 2-6, (34-37, 35-33, 36-37, 34-36).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Vietnam got back at us after we beat them in the men’s and women’s team recurve for the bronze last Monday,” noted head coach Clint Sayo.Nicole Marie Tagle, 15, who competed in the individual women’s recurve, bagged the country’s lone silver. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Marton dela Cruz, meanwhile, gave the Philippines its first medal—a bronze in men’s individual compound before the official opening of the regional meet.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

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first_imgMeanwhile, police in Beijing sealed off the area aroundMeanwhile, police in Beijing sealed off the area around the Philippines Embassy building with heavy deployment amid speculation of demonstrations to protest Manilas decision to opt for arbitration. Similar demonstrations were held against Japan over the disputed islands in the East China Sea.The disputes in the SCS and with Japan have become rallying points to arouse national sentiments by the ruling Communist Party of China in recent years. The “nine-dash” line is printed in all the Chinese passports.The Philippines issued an advisory to its nationals based in China not to discuss the SCS verdict and avoid arguments.In its verdict, the tribunal was emphatic that its judgement is binding despite Chinas rejection.”The Award is final and binding, as set out in Article 296 of the Convention (UNCLOS) and Article 11 of Annex VII,” said the summery of the judgement sent to media here by PCA in the form of a press release.The tribunal also held that the Spratly Islands, which China claims as Nansha Islands, “cannot generate maritime zones collectively as a unit.”Having found that none of the features claimed by China was capable of generating an exclusive economic zone, the tribunal found that it could ? without delimiting a boundary ? declare that certain sea areas are within the exclusive economic zone of the Philippines, because those areas are not overlapped by any possible entitlement of China.”It slammed China for causing harm to marine environment.”The tribunal considered the effect on the marine environment of Chinas recent large-scale land reclamation and construction of artificial islands at seven features in the Spratly Islands and found that China had caused severe harm to the coral reef environment and violated its obligation to preserve and protect fragile ecosystems and the habitat of depleted, threatened, or endangered species,” the PCA verdict summery said.advertisement”The tribunal also found that Chinese authorities were aware that Chinese fishermen have harvested endangered sea turtles, coral, and giant clams on a substantial scale in the South China Sea (using methods that inflict severe damage on the coral reef environment) and had not fulfilled their obligations to stop such activities,” it said.”The tribunal considered whether Chinas actions since the commencementof the arbitration had aggravated the dispute between the Parties,” it said.”The arbitration is a political farce under the pretext of law,” said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.”The unilateral initiation of arbitration by the Philippines is out of bad faith. It aims not to resolve the relevant disputes between China and the Philippines, or to maintain peace and stability in the SCS, but to deny Chinas territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the SCS,” the Foreign Ministry statement said.It further said that China stands ready to continue to resolve the relevant disputes peacefully through negotiation and consultation with the states directly concerned on the basis of respecting historical facts and in accordance with international law.”The Chinese government reiterates that, regarding territorial issues and maritime delimitation disputes, China does not accept any means of third party dispute settlement or any solution imposed on China,” it said. PTI KJV ZH AKJ ZHlast_img read more

Apple ropes in LG as second supplier for OLED displays, reducing reliance on Samsung

first_imgApple will soon have a secondary supplier for its OLED needs. Bloomberg reports based on people familiar with the matter that Apple is looking to LG Display to supply a good amount of OLED panels for future iPhones while the rest will continue to be supplied by Samsung. This move will allow Apple to lower the cost of its iPhones and source OLED panels more quickly.Samsung has so far been the sole supplier of OLED panels for Apple, which has allowed the South Korean giant to charge a higher premium. This is one of the reasons the iPhone X, which uses Samsung-made OLED display, costs a whopping $1,000. With LG Display getting into the mix, Samsung will no longer have the monopoly, suggesting cheaper iPhones in the future. This in turn has also caused the iPhone X to miss sales expectations leading to a general slump in sales.The report adds that LG Display will initially supply between 2 million to 4 million OLED displays and will continue to ramp up capacity. This is a very small number compared to what Apple ships every year, which means a majority of OLED displays for its upcoming iPhones this year will still be in the hands of Samsung.”Securing a second supplier for OLED screens is crucial for Apple as it will allow the company to reduce its reliance on Samsung, which is currently the sole supplier,” said Jerry Kang, a senior principal analyst at IHS Markit. “At the same time, it will help accelerate a broad adoption of OLED screens. More suppliers means more volume, and in turn, lower pricing.”advertisementIf the deal goes through without a hitch, Apple could source a bulk of OLED displays from LG Display for its 2019 iPhones. Apple is expected to come out with three iPhones this year, with two of them rumoured to sport OLED displays. The Cupertino company is slowly making the transition to OLED display, but there is no clear indication that it plans to ditch LCD display completely next year. The 6.1-inch LCD iPhone rumoured among the trio is also expected to be the cheapest and should help boost Apple’s sales.Notably, this isn’t the first time LG Display’s name has been attached with Apple. Late last year, a report surfaced that Apple had begin working with LG Display on foldable OLED displays for iPhones in 2020. A report earlier this year also mentioned about Apple’s doubts on whether LG Display would be able to supply enough OLED panels to act as a secondary supplier. Bloomberg also reported earlier in the year that Apple is in talks with China’s BOE Technology Group Co. to supply OLED displays for iPhone. If Apple manages to diversify suppliers, the company will be in a better position to meet iPhone sales expectations and we could eventually see the cost of iPhone come down.last_img read more

Video: Jimmy Kimmel Asked Erin Andrews For $1 Million Of Her $55 Million Lawsuit Money

first_imgErin Andrews appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live!erin andrews jimmy kimmelErin Andrews, who recently won her lawsuit in the much-publicized stalker trial, was awarded $55 million in damages from the Nashville Marriott, the Windsor Capital Group and Michael David Barrett. It didn’t take long for ABC late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel to get to the point when Andrews came on as his guest Wednesday night.Kimmel, jokingly, asked Andrews for $1 million. Of course – as we’ve written – she doesn’t have any of that money yet, and she won’t get it all.In all seriousness, it’s great to see Andrews smiling and laughing after the trial. The pictures/video from the ordeal were pretty tough to see.last_img

Alli: I want to perform in more than just the big games

first_imgTottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli says he has set himself targets in terms of goals and assists as he looks to cement his place in the Spurs team, and the national set up as England build towards next summers’ European Championships.His team are linked with reinforcements in Alli’s preferred position as they are rumoured to be pursuing Giovani Lo Celso of Real Betis. Meanwhile Gareth Southgate has an embarrassment of riches in attacking midfield.The 23-year-old had seven goals and eight assists in 38 club games last year, but has taken the unprecedented step, for him at least, of having a number of goal involvements in mind as the dawn of the new season is on the horizon. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “I’m not one for setting targets for goals and assists but I want to bring them back into my game,” he told the press. “So of course, I’ve set myself a little target.“I want to perform in every game, not just the big games. I feel good. I haven’t had any problems during pre-season. I’m feeling strong, I’m feeling fit. So, yes, I’m excited.”Alli believes pressure on his place is part and parcel of being a big-name player at an elite club.He thinks no player can be safe in those circumstances and welcomes the competition on the training ground and on the pitch.“As top players we want to be challenging ourselves,” the ex-MK Dons man added. “We don’t want to stay still or think this is as good as we are going to get. We want to keep pushing on and having top competition.“There are top players here and the players that are not in the starting 11 are training hard and working hard every day. Everyone is fighting to keep their places.”He thinks that the need for constant improvement doesn’t just apply to individuals but the team as well.Spurs reached the Champions League final last year, but Alli knows the team must strive to be better.“Last year the Champions League was a big achievement for us,” he continued. “We were disappointed we didn’t go all the way and win it but we are going to have to channel that hurt we felt in that game and keep improving.“We are not the finished article. We know that. We’ve got things to improve on.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

The 5 States Sending The Most Players To The NFL Combine

first_imgJalen Ramsey running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 29: Defensive back Jalen Ramsey of Florida State runs the 40-yard dash during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 29, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)With the NFL Scouting Combine approaching rather quickly, it’s officially time to prepare for the offseason.The best prospects from around the country will have the chance to showcase their athletic abilities in various drills. It basically provides an up-close look at the next group of football stars.Programs such as Clemson and Alabama send elite talent to the scouting event every season, and this year shouldn’t be any different.The NFL Combine will release the full list of players that are invited to the event today.In the meantime, the NFL Draft released a list on Twitter that features which states are sending the most prospects to Lucas Oil Stadium.It’s safe to say that Florida and Texas will be represented very well.Here is the list of the top states where the incoming prospects played high school football:The list of players invited to the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine will be released today. While you’re waiting, ponder the top 5 states where the 338 participants played high school football?Florida 51Texas 31Georgia 25California 25Ohio 20— NFL Draft (@NFLDraft) February 7, 2019The NFL Combine drills for each position will begin in March, as the offensive players will take the field for two days before the defensive crop of talent gets their chance to shine.Expect the quarterback prospects to draw most of the attention this spring, especially with the question marks surrounding Dwayne Haskins, Kyler Murray and Drew Lock.Stay tuned for the invitation list that will be released this afternoon.last_img read more

Put a Cork In It? The Pros and Cons of Different Wine Stoppers

first_img Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind Editors’ Recommendations Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Cider From Under the Cork Tree: Understanding the Cork Harvest Corks, screw caps, synthetics, glass tops — there are all sorts of ways to seal a bottle of wine (or whiskey). “Closures” or “stoppers” have come a long way in the past 20 years, but some people still think a screw cap or a rubber “cork” signals a low-quality wine.It doesn’t.Though it’s possible you’ll find a wine bottle featuring some sort of bizarre Samurai suit stopper, these are the primary closures you’re likely to find on store shelves:Natural cork: This is the classic wine stopper bored directly out of the thick bark of the cork oak, harvested around the Mediterranean. There are a wide variety of grades and classifications. Colmated corks are natural corks coated and sealed with cork dust to appear more consistent.Granulated cork: Also called agglomerated or microgranulated, this is a composite cork made from granules leftover during the natural cork-making process (similar to particle board or presswood). Granulated cork is generally a less expensive product and often used for wines not intended to age (i.e. Drink-Me-Now wine).Technical cork: With technical cork, you’ve got a granulated cork segment capped by discs of natural cork. This is designed for wines to be consumed within two or three years of bottling. They are stronger and more stable than regular granulated cork, and aesthetically pleasing (looks like natural cork from up top). Champagne corks are an example of a technical cork.Synthetic cork: Synthetic corks are made from a wide variety of plastics, rubber, and composites and designed to look and respond like natural cork. You still use a corkscrew on these closures.Screw tops: These are also called Stelvin caps after the most prominently known and used brand of wine screw caps. Unlike, say, the plastic screw caps atop maple syrup bottles, these metal caps with plastic interiors provide a very tight seal over the whole mouth and neck of the bottle. They are significantly less expensive than natural and colmated cork.Capsulated cork: Capsulated cork, also called T-cork, is made of any variation of natural cork or synthetic material topped with a wider attachment made of wood, glass, porcelain, or other material. These are often used to add cred to a craft whiskey or brew.Until the 1980s, cork stoppered about 95 percent of all wine bottles, according to Carlos de Jesus, the marketing director of Amorim, a large cork producer in Portugal. The first modern-style screw caps appeared as early as the 1960s, but were of fairly low quality. By the 1980s, screw cap technology began to improve dramatically, and Swiss winemakers hopped on board.“In the beginning, many noses were turned up towards screw caps,” says Ranit Librach, the U.S. promotions manager for New Zealand Winegrowers. The entire country launched an initiative in 2001 to convert all or most wines produced there to screw caps. “But today, top wineries around the world, with wines priced in the hundreds, are closing their wines with screw caps.”Why the shift? There are a bunch of reasons, many of which relate to the state of wine in the 1990s. Three things were happening at the same time. First, “new” regions — like Australia, Washington, and Chile — were coming on line globally. These areas were often exporting mass market wines to gain a toehold and were willing to experiment with everything from the fermentation process to the packaging. Secondly, wine collecting, especially in high-end categories like the Bordeaux-style Italian Super Tuscans and Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, was becoming a thing for Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and so on.Last, but not least, the cork industry was going through a rough patch in terms of quality control. Every once in a while you’ll find a wine that’s off or downright bad. Oxidation, fungal contamination, and other factors will ruin a wine’s aromatics, leaving a moldy, wet newspaper smell or other unpleasant odors and tastes. These faults are commonly dubbed as “cork taint” (yeah, yeah, we know), the implication being that a poorly made cork is at the root of the problem. More recently, we found that wine flaws aren’t solely cork-related (they can happen even before the wine is put in the bottle). In the ‘90s though, the 400-year-old wine cork was the chief suspect, in part because of cleaning processes involving chlorine-based compounds during production.“The cork industry was kind of calcified at the time the wine industry started growing rapidly,” says Washington-based winemaker Co Dinn. “As a winemaker, I appreciate the history, and what makes cork such a special thing. At the same time, I came into this at a low point of cork quality. In the ’90s, there were instances of people having to decant entire bottling runs because of systemic cork problems.”While he was the winemaker for Hogue Cellars, the brand conducted a detailed, decade-long experiment comparing the ability of a variety of corks, synthetics, and Stelvins to preserve wine over time, and found the screw caps preferable. He continues using them for his own line of wines today.Dinn discovered that one of the big culprits in wines losing character over time was the introduction of oxygen. “Even in a carbonated beer sealed with a crown cap, oxygen can go through the plastic under the cap and affect the beer, making it taste uninspired. With a Stelvin screw cap, we found there were very miniscule amounts of oxygen entering the wine. I just opened a 2004 Chardonnay and it was beautiful. Not oxidized, and still exhibiting tons of fruit.”But a lot has changed in the past two decades for the cork industry, according to João Rui Ferreira, president of APCOR, the Portuguese Cork Association (cork products of all sorts is a €1 billion industry in Portugal). New quality control standards have been implemented, along with an emphasis on cork’s natural and sustainable character (cork trees can be harvested for their bark over and over again every nine or so years, and the trees actually absorb more CO2 from the atmosphere after a harvest).“It’s important to understand just how much work has gone into improving the industry and the products it provides,” says Ferreira. “It’s of course the best option if you want to keep your wine in the bottle for years, decades, or even centuries. But we’ve also created a variety of different products from the byproducts of natural cork, and those provide high-performance options that are as affordable as other closures.”Education has been a big push for APCOR and producers like Amorim, teaching winemakers and consumers alike that technological and quality control changes in the industry have significantly reduced the presence “bad” corks, and that the perception of cork’s influence on tainted wines was bigger than its actual influence. Amorim’s de Jesus says improvements in the industry have been so influential that today, while cork makes up about 70 percent of all wine closures, use and sales are on the rise. “The growth rate, in terms of sales, today outpaces the growth rate of other stoppers or of wine itself. Starting in 2010 people began to see that the ‘problem curve’ for cork was going down while the ‘problem curve’ for alternative stoppers was going up.”And many winemakers continue to find cork to be the best overall performer. Maggie Kruse, the associate winemaker for Sonoma County’s Jordan Winery notes, “We’ve done experiments with screw caps, and we still believe that oak-aged wines benefit from cellar time in a bottle with a cork, and that they remain more complex and expressive than those with a screw cap.” For one thing, there is a certain amount of oxygen you do want interacting with the wine, to mellow it and help give it depth. “A high-quality cork allows the wines to breath and evolve,” says Kruse. “This evolution is very important to us.”And winemakers continue to experiment. Protea, a South African wine label, has introduced a Rosé and a Chenin Blanc featuring a twist-open, T-shaped cork called a Helix (also from Amorim) that is meant to be easy to remove (and reseal) without a corkscrew. It also mimics the visceral pleasure of a Champagne cork, basically blending the best elements of several closures.What about hard liquor? Do the closures make a difference to that $50 bottle of whiskey hand-distilled by a bearded Brooklynite? Not as much. Distilled spirits are significantly less impacted by exposure to oxygen, even after opening (think about how wine goes bad if you allow it to sit around for three days, though who would allow that to happen?).“I work from a practical perspective,” says Jonathan Pogash, a bar consultant who goes by the handle The Cocktail Guru. “In general, screw caps are always the best behind a bar, from a purely practical angle.” They’re easier to open and close, which helps when you’re making scores or hundreds of drinks each night. Most bartenders we casually surveyed on Facebook tended to agree.On the home bar though, the capsulated T-corks look way cooler. There is one caveat: Those swanky silver-covered stoppers given as gifts can oxidize and impact fortified wines and liqueurs like absinthe or Aperol. Use them for that two-day-old wine, or even better, preserve it longer with a Coravin.In the end, whether you’re talking wine or spirits, these days you’re in pretty safe hands however your wine is sealed. Here’s a quick rundown of everything we’ve learned about natural corks and screw caps:Natural CorkImage courtesy of Protea WinesImage courtesy of Protea WinesProsClassic option, especially for age-worthy red winesSustainable and zero waste: One cork tree can provide cork bark for a century or more, and even the dust is used for biofuel.Now recyclable (not just reusable), thanks to Cork ReHarvest and Recork (both have drop-off stations near you).The visual and aural cues of cork add to the perceived value of the wine (think about the pop of a Champagne cork).ConsRemember to bring a corkscrew!Still a small risk of a stored wine going bad, or a cork drying out.More expensive for the winemaker, a cost that gets passed on to the consumer.Screw CapsImage courtesy of Geyser PeakImage courtesy of Geyser PeakProsConsistently protect the wine inside.Convenient; no corkscrew required.Recyclable in many states, even with the plastic inserts.Saves money both for the winemaker and consumer.ConsThough recyclable, they do have to be manufactured and are not sustainable.There is less romance and charisma.Some winemakers find they under-perform compared with cork.last_img read more

Egypt to Seal LNG Supply Deal with Gazprom

first_imgzoom Egypt plans to conclude an agreement with Russia’s Gazprom for the company to supply it with liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments later this month, as informed by Egypt’s Petroleum Minister Sharif Ismail on Sunday.The two parties signed an agreement in principle in April on the supply of seven LNG shipments.Egypt is looking at opportunities to secure sustainable gas supply as it struggles to resolve the ongoing energy crisis.The Minister told Reuters that a Gazprom delegation would visit Egypt in mid-January when the details of the deal should be finalized.Egypt has already signed a deal with Algeria in December for delivery of six LNG cargoes.The country is about to get its first LNG receiving terminal by the end of March enabling it to start importing LNG.World Maritime News Stafflast_img

Cinquième anniversaire de la Loi sur les services en français page en

first_imgJ’aimerais profiter de l’occasion pour souligner le cinquième anniversaire à la Loi sur les services en français. L’adoption de cette Loi marque un point tournant dans le développement de la communauté acadienne et francophone de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Depuis la promulgation de la Loi, le 9 décembre 2004, les services offerts en français se sont accrus considérablement, comme par exemple le service téléphonique InfoSanté 811 et le 511 pour les conditions routières, la traduction des communiqués de presse et du contenu Web dans le site du gouvernement, l’affichage bilingue dans les hôpitaux, les services interactifs et en ligne bilingues d’Accès Nouvelle-Écosse et bien d’autres encore. Nul doute que ces services sont importants pour la santé et la sécurité des Acadiens et des francophones de notre province. L’offre de services en français ne serait pas possible sans la participation des communautés. Au cours des derniers mois, j’ai eu le plaisir, en tant que ministre des Affaires acadiennes, d’être témoin de la fierté et de la grande passion des Acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse à l’égard de leur culture et de leur histoire. J’ai aussi constaté le dévouement impressionnant des dirigeants de la communauté acadienne et francophone. Ces gens illustrent sans cesse l’importance de la langue française dans leur vie culturelle et économique et dans leur quotidien. Les services en français sont une responsabilité partagée entre le gouvernement et nos partenaires communautaires. Les ministères gouvernementaux et l’Office des affaires acadiennes sont des portails où les citoyens peuvent demander des services, et j’encourage tous les Acadiens et les francophones de la Nouvelle-Écosse à continuer à présenter ces demandes. C’est en travaillant ensemble que nous pouvons faire beaucoup de progrès dans l’avancement et la promotion de la langue française pour les générations à venir. À l’occasion du cinquième anniversaire de la Loi sur les services en français, la province demeure résolue à améliorer la vie des familles acadiennes et francophones de la Nouvelle-Écosse en leur offrant des services dans leur langue maternelle. Je remercie la communauté acadienne et francophone, la Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse, le gouvernement du Canada, le Comité de coordination des services en français de la province, le personnel de l’Office des affaires acadiennes et la fonction publique d’avoir soutenu la mise en œuvre de la Loi au cours des cinq dernières années. Grâce à un tel engagement, la capacité de la province à offrir des services en français sera de plus en plus grande. -30-last_img read more

Scottish Gaelic Educator to Visit Nova Scotia Museums Centres

first_imgNova Scotians visiting select provincial museums, parks and cultural centres this month can learn the Gaelic names of plants, topography and more from author, broadcaster and educator Roddy Maclean (Ruairidh MacIlleathain). Mr. Maclean is visiting from Scotland for Gaelic Awareness Month to share his knowledge and experience of the Gaelic language and culture, and how they relate to the environment. He will be holding information sessions starting Friday, May 16. “The Gaelic interpretation of nature is unique as Gaels have their own names for native species of plants and animals in the local environment,” said Mr. Maclean. “In many cases, these have unique and fascinating stories and heritage attached to them, and I enjoy sharing that with the people who come to my presentations and workshops.” As the Scottish government’s Gaelic ambassador in 2012-13, Mr. Maclean has been recognized for promoting the Gaelic language to non-Gaelic speakers and developing a greater understanding within Scotland’s Gaelic-speaking population of the relationship between the language and culture to the local environment. “We are very pleased to welcome Roddy Maclean to our province. His work is well known and very highly respected in the Nova Scotia Gaelic community,” said Randy Delorey, Minister of Gaelic Affairs. “His work in Gaelic development in Scotland is laudable and we are confident that his visit will further reinforce and build upon our Gaelic language, cultural resources and on the strong and warm ties that exist between Gaelic Scotland and Gaelic Nova Scotia.” Mr. Maclean will deliver workshops and presentations at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax, Museum of Industry in Stellarton and the Two Rivers Wildlife Park in Sydney. For a list of Mr. Maclean’s presentations and other Gaelic events, visit http://gaelic.novascotia.ca/events .last_img read more

Queen dismayed at UK politicians inability to govern Report

first_imgLondon: Queen Elizabeth II is reportedly “dismayed” at the inability of Britain’s political class to govern properly, according to a UK media report. The 93-year-old monarch, who traditionally stays publicly neutral on political matters, is believed to have made the comments at a private event shortly after David Cameron’s resignation as British Prime Minister following the Brexit referendum in June 2016. A royal source described by ‘The Sunday Times’ as “impeccable” told the newspaper that the Queen’s frustration has only grown since then. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US “I think she’s really dismayed. I’ve heard her talking about her disappointment in the current political class and its inability to govern correctly,” the source is quoted as saying. “She expressed her exasperation and frustration about the quality of our political leadership, and that frustration will only have grown,” said the senior royal source, who claims to have witnessed the Queen’s rare conversation on politics. The revelation comes as there is growing media speculation amid Buckingham Palace and Downing Street holding discussions about how to keep the monarch out of any looming constitutional crisis over Brexit and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pledge to leave the European Union (EU) by the October 31 deadline, with or without a deal. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls There are fears that politicians will try to force the Queen to get involved if Johnson loses a no-confidence vote early next month and refuses to step aside. It is feared he would instead call a General Election after a forced no-deal Brexit, leaving MPs with no recourse of preventing the EU crash-out without any agreement in place. UK shadow chancellor John McDonnell has threatened to send Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to Buckingham Palace “in a cab” to tell the Queen that the Opposition party is “taking over” if Johnson were to refuse to resign after losing such a no-confidence vote. Under the UK’s Fixed-term Parliaments Act, the Queen could be required to ask Corbyn or another senior politician to form a government that can command the confidence of the House of Commons. Buckingham Palace has declined to formally comment on what is feared to further mount into a constitutional quandary in the coming weeks.last_img read more

Montreal which doesnt allow cars to turn right on red thinks cyclists

first_imgMONTREAL – Vehicles can’t turn right on red on the Island of Montreal but if the Plante administration has its way, cyclists would get the green light to do so.It is one of various proposed amendments by Montreal lawmakers to Quebec’s Highway Safety Code, which is currently being reworked at the legislature for the first time since 1986.City officials recently outlined a number of would-be changes to the province’s plan, including the right-turn option and rolling stops at stop signs.Treating a stop sign as a yield — known as an Idaho stop — would require cyclists to slow down and yield to others at the intersection, but permit them to continue without coming to a full stop. The measure is used elsewhere, including some European cities.Cycling advocates say it is all about safety.“A cyclist at an intersection is the moment at which they are at their most vulnerable and there are the most accidents,” said Suzanne Lareau of Velo Quebec. “Getting away from that intersection (by turning on a red light) means an added measure of security.”Not being able to turn right on red has been a longstanding grievance for Montreal drivers.Montreal and New York City are believed to be the last jurisdictions in North America to prohibit right turns on red.Montreal has routinely balked at giving its blessing, with the safety of pedestrians and cyclists cited as the main reason for not allowing it. The rest of Quebec has permitted it since 2003.A coalition of 15 Montreal island mayors failed to persuade the city’s former administration to consider a change a little more than a year ago.Groups representing motorists like the CAA-Quebec said allowing right turns for cyclists and allowing the Idaho stop would be risky for everyone involved.“There is a lot of activity on the roads — in Montreal, there’s never been so much activity, there’s never been so many vehicles, there’s never been so many distractions,” said spokeswoman Annie Gauthier.“There’s never been so many situations that put us at risk, regardless of the type of road user we’re talking about.”One resident, Alexandre Laflamme, recently complained to Mayor Valerie Plante, with media present, that she is pushing Montreal’s reputation as a bicycle-friendly metropolis at the detriment of everything else.He said cyclists already don’t follow the rules.But Lareau dismisses the notion that cyclists are the only ones to blame.“What I always say is that there are people who don’t follow the rules — and some are on foot, some are cyclists and some are drivers,” Lareau said. “It’s not just cyclists who have a monopoly on bad behaviour on the roads.”For the city, it’s about striking a balance that would put all road users on an equal footing, including the million or so Montrealers who opt for the bicycle as their preferred mode of transport.The city also wants the province to consider a number of other measures including sideguards on heavy trucks and allowing cyclists to use pedestrian lights to cross, to be able to avoid vehicles.last_img read more

New year higher pay 2019 changes affecting small business

first_imgNEW YORK — Many small businesses will see their labour costs increase in 2019.Seventeen states are raising their minimum wages Jan. 1, and a number of others will follow suit later in the year. Some of the increases were scheduled by legislation passed in the last few years. Others are in response to the rising inflation rate. The minimum is also going up in some major cities, among them Oakland and other California cities.Many owners with minimum-wage workers also give raises to their other employees when there is a government-mandated increase. Bosses need to avert any resentment that could arise when some staffers get a bump-up and others don’t.Pay is also expected to be rising, possibly later in the year, for some salaried workers. The Labor Department is expected to issue early in 2019 its regulations on which employees must be paid overtime, and which are exempt. The Trump administration is rewriting rules written during the Obama administration that would have doubled the pay threshold at which workers would be exempt from overtime, to $47,476 from $23,660. An estimated 4.2 million people would have been able to begin earning OT under the rules. The new rules are expected to raise the threshold — the question still is, by how much?The overtime rules are most likely to affect workers with jobs like shift supervisor or assistant manager at restaurants and retailers or manufacturing companies. Many owners have already thought about how to protect their margins from a surge in labour costs. Some have said they plan to give affected staffers raises that would put them above the Labor Department threshold. Others have said they will pay these staffers hourly but limit how many hours a day or week they work.MILEAGE RATES GOING UPThe IRS has raised its standard mileage rate for deducting the cost of using a car for business during 2019; it will be 58 cents per mile, up 3.5 cents from 2018. The standard mileage rate is one of two methods for owners to account for how much they spend when they use a car for business; the second is based on actual expenses. Under that method an owner must calculate the percentage of miles the car is driven for business, and apply that percentage to expenses like lease payments, fuel, maintenance, repairs, insurance and depreciation.Under the new tax law, employees cannot claim a deduction for the use of their own cars on behalf of their companies._____For more small business news, insights and inspiration, sign up for our free weekly newsletter here: http://discover.ap.org/ssb_____Follow Joyce Rosenberg at www.twitter.com/JoyceMRosenberg . Her work can be found here: https://apnews.com/search/joyce%20rosenbergJoyce M. Rosenberg, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Annan donates 500000 in award grant to cashstarved Darfur relief

To highlight – and help alleviate – the severe lack of donations to the United Nations-led relief effort in Sudan’s Darfur region, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has decided to contribute to it the $500,000 he was awarded in February by the Zayed Prize for environmental leadership.Mr. Annan had announced on receiving the prize that it would serve as seed money for a foundation he had planned to establish to promote girls’ education and agriculture in Africa. “Given the massive shortfall in contributions to the Darfur relief effort, he now feels that the money is more urgently needed there,” a UN spokesman said in New York, adding, however, that he is still proceeding with plans to establish a fund along the line he had announced.According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), only 20 per cent of the funds requested from donors has been contributed for the region, which has been devastated by a three-year struggle between rebels and the Government and its allied militias.Because of the funding gap, the World Food Programme (WFP) said in April that it would have to drastically reduce food rations this month for 6.1 million people all over Sudan, and Mr. Annan said last Friday that he hopes that not just Governments but – as with the Tsunami relief effort – ordinary citizens, corporations and other actors will step forward to help meet the urgent needs. “He hopes his decision will help encourage other donors to contribute,” his spokesman said today. read more

Box office top 20 The Hobbit Battle of the Five Armies edges

Box office top 20: ‘The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies’ edges ‘Into the Woods,’ ‘Unbroken’ by The Associated Press Posted Jan 5, 2015 4:22 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This image released by The Weinstein Company shows a scene from “Paddington.” (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company) NEW YORK, N.Y. – In a battle for holiday box-office supremacy, Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” maintained its three-week rule with $21.7 million in ticket sales over the weekend.Disney’s Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods” trailed with $18.7 million, with Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” close behind with $18.2 million. Both films in their second week of release couldn’t quite overcome “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” which has earned a total of $220.6 million in three weeks.The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak:1. “The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies,” Warner Bros., $21,732,090, 3,875 locations, $5,608 average, $220,602,017, 3 weeks.2. “Into The Woods,” Disney, $18,728,441, 2,538 locations, $7,379 average, $90,871,655, 2 weeks.3. “Unbroken,” Universal, $18,169,840, 3,190 locations, $5,696 average, $87,651,495, 2 weeks.4. “The Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death,” Relativity Media, $15,027,415, 2,602 locations, $5,775 average, $15,027,415, 1 week.5. “Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb,” 20th Century Fox, $14,518,274, 3,802 locations, $3,819 average, $89,847,179, 3 weeks.6. “Annie,” Sony, $11,251,393, 3,166 locations, $3,554 average, $72,460,370, 3 weeks.7. “The Imitation Game,” The Weinstein Company, $7,772,527, 754 locations, $10,308 average, $30,472,090, 6 weeks.8. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” Lionsgate, $7,559,954, 2,505 locations, $3,018 average, $323,734,502, 7 weeks.9. “The Gambler,” Paramount, $6,332,559, 2,494 locations, $2,539 average, $27,601,711, 2 weeks.10. “Big Hero 6,” Disney, $4,754,816, 1,913 locations, $2,486 average, $211,207,036, 9 weeks.11. “Wild,” Fox Searchlight, $4,564,093, 1,361 locations, $3,353 average, $25,880,904, 5 weeks.12. “Exodus: Gods And Kings,” 20th Century Fox, $3,817,643, 2,260 locations, $1,689 average, $61,342,935, 4 weeks.13. “Penguins Of Madagascar,” 20th Century Fox, $2,895,767, 1,585 locations, $1,827 average, $78,116,780, 6 weeks.14. “Big Eyes,” The Weinstein Company, $2,610,026, 1,408 locations, $1,854 average, $9,924,025, 2 weeks.15. “Interstellar,” Paramount, $2,460,071, 1,048 locations, $2,347 average, $182,802,094, 9 weeks.16. “Top Five,” Paramount, $2,139,861, 1,195 locations, $1,791 average, $23,740,325, 4 weeks.17. “The Theory Of Everything,” Focus Features, $1,106,331, 651 locations, $1,699 average, $24,772,350, 9 weeks.18. “The Interview,” Sony, $1,085,515, 581 locations, $1,868 average, $4,960,726, 2 weeks.19. “Horrible Bosses 2,” Warner Bros., $928,619, 702 locations, $1,323 average, $53,063,469, 6 weeks.20. “Birdman,” Fox Searchlight, $860,582, 282 locations, $3,052 average, $25,424,568, 12 weeks.___Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC. read more

OWeek returns with new activities and old favourites

Orientation Week returns this year with a mix of new activities and old favourites set to welcome Brock University students back to campus.This year’s O-Week – dubbed Brock to the Future – starts Sunday, with eight days of events scheduled from morning to night.“At the end of the day, it’s engaging and welcoming students back to a new year,” said Curtis Bell, Brock University Students’ Union event programmer. “It can be an intimidating and stressful time, not only for students but for families and parents as well, dropping off their kids, so we like to be there with our volunteers, welcoming everyone from residence move-in (which happens Sunday) and keeping up that energy right into the school year going into our fall Reading Week. We’ll have many programs and events planned leading right into Homecoming as well, so we’re really trying to collaborate with many departments at the University and keep that consistency and build those traditions and relationships we know we have here.”Several parties are scheduled for the week. The biggest is the popular Big Ticket Concert on Wednesday at Weather Station Field, which features Bingo Players at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $30 in advance, $40 at the door and free with a VIB card ($85 or $90).After having to turn away students last year, Tuesday’s Comedy Night will be bigger this year. The venue has been moved outdoors to the O-Week Hub and can handle 400 more students. Another popular event – condom poker and dirty bingo – is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Ian Beddis Gym.BUSU special events co-ordinator Kate Hardy said more effort has been taken to incorporate students’ feedback into new O-Week programming. That’s resulted in more and different vendors at the Vendors Fair, which is slated for Tuesday from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m, plus outdoor yoga Friday (12 noon-3 p.m.) in Jubilee Court.“Yoga seems to be a very popular event this year, and that goes to show you the variety of programming we have to explore and look into,” Hardy said. “Sometimes (events) might not be a hit, but we do have to provide those opportunities and really change it up and be diverse with our programming.“I definitely think we have to listen to (students). From the beginning we’ve kind of been telling ourselves, ‘You can’t program for yourself’. You have to understand there are many tastes here on campus and have to answer to that the best way you can.” read more

Guyana born New Yorker freed from rape robbery conviction after serving

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEx-nurse, hitman hired to murder Jamaican husband jailed for lifeJune 30, 2017In “Crime”Guyana-born pill-pushing NYC doctor jailedJanuary 14, 2016In “Guyana-born doctor jailed”Former NY State Senator John Sampson sentenced to 5 yearsJanuary 18, 2017In “latest news” A New Yorker, born in Guyana, who spent the last 30 years of his life in prison, is now on his way home for Christmas after the Brooklyn District Attorney’s (DA’s) Office on Wednesday moved to vacate his conviction and to dismiss the charges of rape and robbery laid against him.Mark Denny celebrates as he leaves Brooklyn Supreme Court. (BARRY WILLIAMS/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)47-year-old Mark Denny appeared before the Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Matthew D’ Emic who made the exoneration official.According to New York Daily News, Denny was exonerated with the help of the Innocence Project, which had been working on his case since 2009.Upon hearing that he was being freed, Denny smiled and waved to his family and friends who filled the court gallery.“I’m overwhelmed thinking of what I’ll do next to get my life back on track. I have no ill feelings towards the victim. Going to prison was a traumatic experience mentally. There are a lot of people in my position. I appreciate everyone for all they have done for me” said Denny.Denny was accused along with three other persons for a late night robbery and rape committed at Burger King in Kensington on December 20, 1987.They were accused of raping an 18-year-old employee of the establishment after allegedly braking into the place and stealing $3000 in cash.The victim was reportedly blindfolded during a portion of the attack and may have passed out.Denny however, became a suspect in the matter in March of 1988 after he was busted with an unlicenced gun. He had been arrested in a car with the three other defendants, who were wanted for reportedly robbing a Manhattan Burger King.However, the victim at first was unable to identify Denny as the perpetrator when a photo was showed to her but later identified him in a line up.Also during his trial, the victim was vague in her description of him and his actions.According to the New York Daily News, the Guyana-born man was convicted in 1989 and sentenced to 19 to 57 years in prison. However, he always maintained his innocence throughout — even through parole hearings.Denny, who migrated to the United States as a child was the 24th person to have his conviction vacated by the DA’s Conviction Review Unit.Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez said his review team examined the evidence and interviewed witnesses as well as Denny’s co-defendants in the case.“After a lengthy and extensive investigation into this horrific case, I have concluded that the cause of justice requires that we vacate the conviction of Mr. Denny,” Gonzalez said in a statement. read more

Motherhood and Work Practical tips for returning to the office after maternity

first_imgREMEMBER THE DAYS when, after a long summer, you got ready to go back to school. The new pencil case. The scented eraser, shiny scuff-proof shoes and pristine ankle socks. Feeling full of hope for the year ahead. But then there was the feeling deep down in your tummy. The end of the summer. The year stretching ahead. Who would you be sitting next to? What if no-one wanted to speak to you? Going back to school was a bittersweet time – a bit like going back to work after maternity leave.For some the end of maternity leave is a sad time. The official letter confirming your return to work can be enough to prompt a flood of tears. How will you leave your baby? How will you manage everything? For others it’s something to look forward to. And for many of us it’s a bit of both. Getting ready to go back to work may not be quite as simple as buying a new pencil case, but there are some practical things that we can do to help manage that transition.I thought I was a proI learned the hard way. I thought I was a pro. I’d done this all before. I’m a self-employed training consultant and this was my second maternity leave within two years. Having taken time out, I needed to build my business back up. This is why I found myself agreeing to go to overseas – for eight weeks in a row.I was delivering a series of three-day leadership programmes in places like Moscow and Istanbul. I’d leave on a Sunday afternoon and be back around midnight on a Wednesday. On Thursdays and Fridays I’d be on full-on-mammy-mode whilst catching up with everything in the house and come Sunday I’d be doing it all over again. Before children whilst I wouldn’t work at this rate all of the time, it would have been do-able. But I wasn’t the same person. I had a two-year-old and a five-month-old baby. I completely underestimated what it would do to me physically, mentally and emotionally.By the end of it, I was miserable. I was exhausted, run down and feeling guilty. Guilty that I wasn’t spending enough time with my two little boys, and when I was at home I was often tired and grumpy. During that time I remember I was struck by how difficult and challenging the groups were and how much harder everything felt.I’d expected too much of myselfIt wasn’t until I stopped and took a break over Christmas that I looked back and realised what a fool I’d been. We’ve probably all heard the line ‘it’s not you – it’s me’ through our dating years. But with hindsight I realised that this time it really was me. I’d taken on far too much, too soon. I’d expected too much of myself. The groups weren’t being particularly difficult, I just wasn’t fully equipped to deal with them as I usually would have.My case may have been a little bit extreme – most mums returning to work will be going back to the same office and same colleagues. However that doesn’t make it any less daunting. Many of the mums I meet describe how they’re worried about the smallest of things like how they’ll log-on to their computer; and the bigger things like how they’re going to juggle everything, and cope with being away from their babies.So here’s what I’ve learnt along the way:Buy some new clothes that make you feel good. Whatever your budget – investing in a few new pieces that fit your post-pregnancy body will help with your confidence (a new pencil case and scented eraser are optional!)Arrange a lunch or coffee with your boss and colleagues a week or two before you’re back. It’ll give you the chance to catch and you won’t feel completely like the new girl on day one. It’s also a good opportunity to leave your little one with whoever will be caring for them and to give it a trial run.Get a grip on your guilt. Being a working mum doesn’t make you a bad mum. As long as your child feels loved, safe and is looked after they will be just fine. Focus on the things that you can control. Take time to pick the best childcare option for you – it’s important you feel happy with the choice you’ve made. When you are at home with your children try to spend quality time with them – the housework or emails will wait until later.Find out if your workplace has a ‘return to work mentor’. If there is nothing formal set up, ask someone that you know and trust to be your informal mentor. They’ll be able to give you some advice during your first few weeks back.Have a staggered return to work. Who says you have to start on a Monday? Starting mid-week may feel less daunting. Alternatively you could find out if you can use your parental leave to do shorter working days or weeks.Set realistic goals with your boss. Find out what they want you to deliver in the next few months and discuss how feasible this is going to be. If you’re doing reduced hours your targets and goals should reflect your new hours. Watch out for the ’4-days-pay-but-5-days-target’ trap.Set your boundaries and start as you mean to go on. If you need to leave the office at 4.30pm to do the pick-up, leave on time. From Day 1.Finally be kind to yourself. On average it takes four months to fully settle back in from maternity leave. Things will get easier – just do as I suggest, not as I did!Tracy Gunn is a working mum of two. She is one of the co-founders of Mumager www.Mumager.ie. The aim of Mumager is to support mums returning to work after maternity leave. You can find out more about upcoming workshops and coaching by emailing info@mumager.ieAre you a father that stays at home with the kids? Would you like to write about it? Get in touch! Email voices@thejournal.ieMotherhood and Work: ‘Why do more women than men stay at home with children?’Motherhood and Work: ‘I accept that I’ll never be Superwoman – I’ll be Mediocre Mum’last_img read more

Dublin pharmacy made famous by James Joyce fundraising to help cover increased

first_img Mar 3rd 2019, 8:00 AM By Hayley Halpin Inside Sweny’s Pharmacy in Dublin Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ieUp until last year, the chemist was able to pay the rent out of soap sales and visitors’ donations. However, Sweny’s has said the rent was doubled last July, meaning that it increased by approximately €1,500 per month.In order to be able to keep up with the increased rent, the pharmacy has set up a Patreon account to raise money.For creators, Patreon is a way to get paid for creating the things they’re already creating. For patrons (people who sign up to donate), Patreon is a way to support and pay the creators for making their products.  Beverley and Stanley Mc Bride from Melbourne Austrailia, Rory Nolan from Wexford and volunteer PJ Murphy standing inside Sweny’s Pharmacy Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ieSpeaking of what it would mean if the shop was to shut down, volunteer PJ said: “It would have a huge impact because it’s a great, fun place to be in and to be working in because you get people from all over the world. “We made many friendships in the past 10 years.” PJ added that the shop gets a lot of international media attention, which helps attract visitors. He said that just before his chat with TheJournal.ie, two young German students who had seen Sweny’s Pharmacy in German media had visited store.  Sunday 3 Mar 2019, 8:00 AM 31,101 Views Short URL Volunteer PJ Murphy standing outside Sweny’s Chemist in Dublin Source: Sam Boal via PA ImagesA 172-YEAR-OLD Dublin chemist which featured in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses has begun fundraising to help pay for its rent after it was significantly increased. Sweny’s Pharmacy, located at 1 Lincoln Place in Dublin 2, first opened in 1847. Its interior has been unchanged since.Since 2009, Sweny’s has been entirely maintained by volunteers who give their time for free, dedicated to preserving the soul of the shop as it was in Joyce’s time. Every day, the volunteers host open readings from Joyce’s work in the building. They also inform visitors about the history of the shop and of Dublin, and sell the same lemon soap which Leopold Bloom buys in Ulysses. center_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 22 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4518989 Dublin pharmacy made famous by James Joyce fundraising to help cover increased rent Sweny’s Pharmacy, located at 1 Lincoln Place in Dublin 2, first opened in 1847. Share346 Tweet Email2 last_img read more