Juventus Netflix launch Juventus documentary series ‘First Team: Juventus’ Ronan Murphy 17:01 2/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Juventus Serie A WTF The 33-time Serie A winners are the first football club to be filmed as part of an original Netflix documentary, with all the episodes online now Netflix have launched their football documentary ‘First Team: Juventus’ on the online streaming service.The Old Lady feature in a three-part mini-series which offers behind-the-scenes access of the Serie A giants and is Netflix’s first foray into association football following the success of American football series Last Chance U.Described as a chance to “Follow renowned soccer club Juventus on and off the pitch as they attempt to win a seventh straight Italian title and achieve Champions League glory,” the series gives fans a chance to see how Juve began the 2017-18 season and celebrated the 120th anniversary of the club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The series is available in both English and Italian, with optional subtitles in Polish, German and French, ensuring fans from across the world can enjoy it.This worldwide reach was part of the attraction for Juventus when they agreed to film the series, despite the cameras showing both the positives and negatives in Turin.“It’s a source of pride that Juventus is the first football club to be the subject of a Netflix Original Docuseries,” said co-chief revenue officer Federico Palomba.“Collaborations of this kind confirm our passion for innovation and being, in every sense, a sport entertainment brand. In this way, we are determined to reach Bianconeri fans across the world and millions of Netflix users, who thanks to this docuseries can get to know Juventus from every angle.”Erik Barmack, vice president of international original series at Netflix, commented: “Netflix is the home of passionate storytelling, and there are no more passionate fans than those of the Bianconeri. We are excited to have unique, exclusive access to one of the most important squads in the world.”First Team: Juventus is now available to stream worldwide on Netflix.
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Story Highlights “The public wants to see an efficient and timely justice system, and, above all else, that was my primary consideration. So, I am confident that Justice Sykes will act in the role of Chief Justice and very soon will fully assume the role of Chief Justice,” Mr. Holness said, adding that “actions that bring result, will determine the assumption”. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has expressed confidence that Justice Bryan Sykes, who has been appointed to act as Chief Justice, will effectively carry out his role in the public’s interest.He said Justice Sykes was appointed based on his “extraordinary legal insights, clarity and erudition”, adding that his “discipline, structure, efficiency and timeliness recommends him highly to this office”.He noted that the Government “looked carefully in selecting someone who we thought is not just erudite in his judgements, but someone who will focus as well on the efficiency of the system”.Timely justice outcomes and strengthening of the rule of law are objectives of the medium-term goal for the development of Jamaica, recently approved by Cabinet.“The public wants to see an efficient and timely justice system, and, above all else, that was my primary consideration. So, I am confident that Justice Sykes will act in the role of Chief Justice and very soon will fully assume the role of Chief Justice,” Mr. Holness said, adding that “actions that bring result, will determine the assumption”.Mr. Sykes was sworn in by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during a ceremony at King’s House on February 1. He replaces Hon. Zaila McCalla, who has retired.The Prime Minister said the Government has noted, carefully, the calls that have been made regarding how the process of appointing a Chief Justice should be done and gave the assurance that “I hear them and I think about them very carefully”.“My ultimate responsibility is to protect the public’s interest, and I believe that the selection that I have made by the authority invested in me, and the Governor-General through his authority has fulfilled that, is the best way to advance the public’s interest,” Mr. Holness said. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has expressed confidence that Justice Bryan Sykes, who has been appointed to act as Chief Justice, will effectively carry out his role in the public’s interest. He said Justice Sykes was appointed based on his “extraordinary legal insights, clarity and erudition”, adding that his “discipline, structure, efficiency and timeliness recommends him highly to this office”.
zoom Maersk Oil, a Danish oil and gas company owned by the A. P. Moller-Maersk Group, revealed today its intention to implement workforce reductions of 10-12% across its business as the company pushes to cut costs by 20% by the end of 2016.The decision will result in 1,250 layoffs across the organisation during 2015, the company said.“The move follows an extensive internal review of business activities and continued low oil prices,” Maersk Oil said announcing the decision.“These are difficult decisions for any business and my immediate concern is for the welfare of those affected directly by today’s news,” said Maersk Oil CEO Jakob Thomasen.“We are operating in a materially changed oil price environment and have taken necessary decisions to reduce activity levels through 2015, and ensure we focus where we can see adequate returns from our most robust projects. This approach has seen us sanction mega-projects like Johan Sverdrup and Culzean during the year. We remain focused on longer term growth opportunities, which play to our technical strengths, and the continued safety of all our people and assets.”According to Thomasen, pressure is expected to continue into 2016.Based on the announcement, the company’s business Units in Qatar and Norway will implement reductions in line with the 10-12% range, with slightly lower levels in the Danish operations, in Kazakhstan and in the company’s Copenhagen headquarters.In the UK, the business has already outlined plans to reduce headcount by around 220 positions. This is linked to the retirement of the Janice asset and changes to the offshore rotation. Meanwhile 60 roles in Angola and the United States associated with delays in the Chissonga project were announced last month. Both actions fall within the scope of today’s communication.
An independent study released today, May 16, confirms that Nova Scotia consumers benefit from gas prices being regulated. “We’ve said all along that gas regulation has created stability for consumers and small gas retailers and this report confirms it,” said Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John MacDonell. “Nova Scotians have been protected from sudden and unpredictable increases in the price of gas, leaving at least $8 million in consumers’ pockets since regulation was introduced.” For the first time, government has reviewed gas regulation from the consumer perspective, rather than industry, to get a better understanding of the impact. The Petroleum Product Prices and Price Regulation in Nova Scotia: A Consumer’s Perspective report was prepared by Roderick Hill, professor of economics, University of New Brunswick. Through regulation, price changes are more predictable and stable, which helps consumers when deciding on gas purchases. Price differences between different regions in Nova Scotia have been minimized. They are closely connected to fuel transportation cost differences. According to the report, removing gas regulation would likely result in a return to multiple daily/weekly price changes without notice; higher prices in smaller, less competitive areas; potentially higher prices in competitive markets; a greater impact of unregulated transportation costs on markets; and a greater regional difference. An executive summary of the report is available at www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr .
Kolkata: Bengal’s financial performance has reached new heights because of a sharp rise in plan expenditure, capital expenditure, tax revenue collection, spending in social sector and several other parameters.This has happened at a time when the state government has to repay Rs 56,000 crore as loan to the Centre – a burden that the erstwhile Left Front government had left upon the Mamata Banerjee government. As per figures revealed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after chairing an administrative review meeting at Nabanna Sabhaghar, the state plan expenditure has increased 6 times and the capital expenditure has gone up 11 times since 2010-11. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess Durga”Our plan expenditure that was Rs 11,837 crore in 2010-11 has gone up to Rs 71,113 crore in 2018-19, while the capital expenditure has shot up to Rs 23,787 crore from Rs 2,225 crore. The social sector expenditure has increased four times from Rs 6,845 crore to Rs 31,060 crore, while that in agriculture and allied sectors has risen from Rs 3,029 crore to Rs 28,302 crore,” she said. The physical infrastructure sector expenditure has also increased five times since 2010-11 from Rs 1,758 crore to Rs 9,553 crore in 2018-19. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers”In comparison to the 2017-18 financial year, the state plan expenditure has increased by 23 percent, the capital expenditure by 25 percent and physical infrastructure sector expenditure by 48 percent. Tax revenue has risen from Rs 60,818 crore in 2017-18 to Rs 65,341 crore in 2018-19, while GST collection has also gone up 23 percent in 2018-19 in comparison to the 2017-18 fiscal,” she added. Banerjee also announced the constitution of a Monitoring Cell on Programme Implementation in the CMRO to fasttrack redressal of complaints or grievances regarding government schemes. According to the Chief Minister, the state government is facing non-cooperation in proper implementation of its beneficial schemes like Khadya Sathi and Kanyashree from a section of officers, particularly those who have been working in the government level from the days of the erstwhile Left Front government. “When we assumed office (in 2011) we had not removed any government officer. Some of these officers are still showing non-cooperation in implementing government schemes. So, we are forming this monitoring and grievance cell so that I can personally monitor such cases,” she added. Colonel Diptanshu Chaudhary will be heading the cell, which will examine the authenticity of the complaint and will address the problem in seven days. If it cannot be solved in seven days, the CMRO will intervene directly and address the same. Banerjee announced a toll free number 18003458244, an SMS number 9073300524 and an email id: firstname.lastname@example.org, which people can use to register their complaints. She made it clear that she will not tolerate any money laundering through these beneficial schemes and will act tough. “We are strengthening our economic offence wing by including civil officials in the team for crackdown on such offences in a more efficient manner,” Banerjee said.
Rabat – Moroccans social users are disappointed at the behavior of a person believed to be Badr Hari, who appears physically assaulting the receptionist of a hotel.Many also are wondering whether the person that appears in the video is, in fact, Badr Hari, especially since the kickboxing champions is today in the Netherlands where he was due to attend his trial.A video posted on YouTube on Thursday shows a person believed to be Moroccan kickboxing champion, Badr Hari, slapping the receptionist of a hotel reported to be in Casablanca. The video taken by surveillance camera around 2 am on Wednesday shows the person believed to be Hari entering the premises along with two other people, a man and a woman.As he entered the lobby, the receptionist appears to be approaching the three guests to greet them. Few seconds later, he starts backing off and all of a sudden, the person believed to be Hari gets closer to him and slaps him in the face.Is the person in the video Badr Hari? Is he the champion’s lookalike? Time will tell.
The international community must move from “guiding principles” to ensuring “the appropriate pressure means for implementation” to achieve a Middle East peace, Lebanese President Michel Sleiman told the General Assembly today, accusing Israel of arrogance and provocation.While Lebanon is committed to Security Council Resolution 1701 which ended the hostilities between Israel and Hizbollah in 2006, “Israel maintains its daily violations of Lebanese airspace, territories and waters, violations described as provocative by the Secretary-General; of the United Nations in many of his reports,” he said on the second day of the General Assembly’s annual session.“Moreover, the Israeli spying networks and the recruitment of agents in order to sow strife and destabilize the country has reached a point which necessitates that the international community take a firm position and thwart these Israeli aggressions, its persistent threats against Lebanon, its people and its infrastructure and make Israel withdraw from Lebanese territories that it still occupies,” he added.He cited the Shebaa farms area, Kfarshuba and the northern part of the village of Al Ghajar, said Lebanon would spare no effort in compelling Israel to compensate it “for all the losses and damages it caused Lebanon throughout its successive aggressions,” and accused Israel of “arrogant and provocative” positions at the heart of incidents on the Blue Line between the two countries.Mr. Sleiman said it was impossible to reach a permanent solution for the Middle East without addressing all aspects of the conflict and “unless the international community gathers the necessary determination to move from declaring guiding principles to working to ensure the appropriate pressure means for implementation.”He underlined the right of return of Palestinian refugees and their descendants after the foundation of Israel in 1948, reiterating that Lebanon will not accept any form of settlement of the refugees on its territories.Lebanon condemned international terrorism, saying his country cooperates with the international community to combat it and “supports positions calling for exploring means to clearly define it and address its root causes so that it would be clearly distinguished from legitimate resistance to foreign occupation, which is recognized by the United Nations Charter and relevant resolutions.”Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized during a meeting with Mr. Sleiman today that all parties must fully respect the Blue Line, voicing appreciation for his Government’s support for the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon, known as UNIFIL.Mr. Ban also voiced hope that ongoing direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians would result in a comprehensive and regional peace. 24 September 2010The international community must move from “guiding principles” to ensuring “the appropriate pressure means for implementation” to achieve a Middle East peace, Lebanese President Michel Sleiman told the General Assembly today, accusing Israel of arrogance and provocation.
WASHINGTON — U.S. producer prices rose modestly in June, another sign that inflationary pressures remain subdued.The Labor Department said Friday that its producer price index, which measures inflation before it reaches consumers, rose 0.1% last month, same as the increase in May. Wholesale prices rose 1.7% from June 2018.Toss out volatile food and energy prices and wholesale inflation rose 0.3% last month from May and 2.3% from a year earlier.Inflation has remained tame throughout the record 10-year economic expansion, even as the unemployment rate has dropped to a very low 3.7%. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cited persistently low inflation this week as a justification for potentially lowering short-term interest rates at the Fed’s next meeting late this month.Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press
Hamilton Tiger-Cats players Luke Tasker and Larry Dean were at Brock University Wednesday night for an event as part of the Brock Sports Youth Flag Football League. In addition to the players, the Canadian Football League brought the Grey Cup to Brock’s Alumni Field.Below is a gallery from Wednesday’s event:
Los Angeles Kings forward Ilya Kovalchuk will be sidelined for about four weeks after undergoing a procedure on his ankle.Kovalchuk underwent an ankle bursectomy Sunday, the Kings announced.The veteran Russian forward has five goals and nine assists in 25 games since returning to the NHL with the Kings this season. Kovalchuk spent the previous five years with SKA St. Petersburg in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League.The 35-year-old Kovalchuk hasn’t scored in his past 11 consecutive games, and his role has shrunk in recent weeks with the struggling Kings. Coach Willie Desjardins has kept Kovalchuk on the bench for long stretches of recent games.The Kings signed Kovalchuk to a three-year, $18.75 million contract before the season.___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press
In the absence of Southern passengers, Victoria, one of London’s main commuter stations, was much quieter than usual on Tuesday morning.More than half of the departure boards on the main concourse displayed no journey information as the first day of the 48-hour strike hit morning rush-hour. Our inspectors are satisfied that, with suitable equipment, proper procedures and competent staff in place, it is a safe method of workingIan Prosser, HM Chief Inspector of Railways And Ian Prosser, the HM Chief Inspector of Railways, has ruled that the trains, which have run on Britain’s rail network for more than thirty years, are safe.In a letter to the Transport Select Committee, he said: “Trains with doors operated by drivers (known in the industry as Driver Only Operation) have been in operation in Great Britain for more than 30 years.”ORR has scrutinised this approach, and our inspectors are satisfied that, with suitable equipment, proper procedures and competent staff in place, it is a safe method of working.” Southern rail passengers have been abandoned by the Government. You deserve a better service. #SouthernRail pic.twitter.com/UV7lPFkpV2— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) December 13, 2016 Mr Grayling, who is a Southern Rail user himself, said: “People have said to me: ‘Can’t you step in and fix it?’. I wish I could. But I don’t have the power to order people back to work.”It is unfortunately a lawful strike – it’s not a strike I agree with, but I don’t have the power to require those staff to return to work.”Mr Grayling said he was not happy with the performance of the railways in general, but he could not deal with the problems until the Southern strikes ended.He said he had asked Southern’s owner, Govia Thameslink Railway, to attend fresh talks at the conciliation service Acas but Aslef had refused – a claim the union has denied.Aslef boss denies strikes are politically motivatedMick Whelan, general secretary of Aslef, accused the Transport Secretary of being “less than honest on all counts”.He also referred to a speech made at a public meeting in Croydon earlier this year by a DfT official.”Earlier this year Peter Wilkinson, the £265,000 a year director of rail passenger services, said on a public platform that the aim of the DfT is to force train drivers – men and women he derisively referred to as ‘muppets’ – ‘out of my industry’.”Mr Wilkinson said he was determined to provoke industrial confrontation and, indeed, was looking forward to ‘punch-ups’ with trade unions.”The strikes this week are not, whatever Mr Grayling tries to suggest, politically motivated. We have a trade dispute with GTR/Southern, and only a poor government would seek to spin it any other way. I think their motives are clear.” Never seen E Croy station like this before. Shutters down, fences up. Totally silent. Weird weird weird. #southernstrike #southernFail pic.twitter.com/jQ1HMavRkQ— Kate Roady-Brooks (@Kate_Roadie) December 13, 2016 Meanwhile, it has emerged that shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald pledged to stand “shoulder to shoulder” with striking rail unions and claimed that roll-out of driver-only trains would lead to passengers being “dragged along” platforms.In comments reported by the staff magazine of Aslef, the train drivers’ union, Mr McDonald claimed that driver-only trains were a risk to passenger safety. Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, described the rail strike as a “deliberate act of militancy” and claimed he was warned of 10 years of industrial action the first time he met the leader of Aslef.But Mick Whelan, general secretary of Aslef, accused Mr Grayling of being “less than honest on all counts”, adding: “We don’t want to inconvenience passengers nor do our members want to lose money, but we have been forced into this by an intransigent company that is not prepared to negotiate.” Signs warn passengers of disruption at New Cross Gate station in south east LondonCredit:Dominic Lipinski/PA Thanks #southernstrike #southernFail #southerntrains This is Brixton as a result. pic.twitter.com/TNVkKeI9i0— Chad Stevens (@Chad__Stevens) December 13, 2016 Cards and parcels could be delayed after staff at the UK’s 300 largest Post Offices – which handle 20 per cent of all post – announced a five-day strike which will last until Christmas Eve. It is the longest continuous strike in the 300 year history of the Post Office.Normally busy railway stations were deserted as passengers worked from home, took the day off or attempted to drive because of the huge disruption. Some of those who battled into work on alternative routes expressed their frustration on Twitter. True chaos this morning on rail network. Trams can’t ‘t safely fit any more people on and Wimbledon station closed off. #southernFail— Alex Bishop (@alexmbishop) December 13, 2016 A signal failure on the Victoria line at Brixton. Just what we didn’t need on day one of this week’s #southernstrike pic.twitter.com/TXdkdsyNG3— Fi Evans (@FiEvans) December 13, 2016 Trying to get into #Brixton tube station like @TfL pic.twitter.com/SCsyglmurI— James (@JamesDelamare) December 13, 2016 Shocking that Southern Railway haven’t supplied any alternative buses for us. How much money do they make? #southernFail #southernrail— Carl Shakes (@CaptainShakes) December 13, 2016 An empty concourse at Brighton station on Tuesday morning as passengers stayed awayCredit:David McHugh/Brighton Pictures Paul Plummer, chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group, representing train operators, said: “Rail companies are trying to modernise the way they work to give customers better, more punctual, more comfortable services, but hundreds of thousands of passengers are suffering needless disruption because of these strikes – despite independent expert evidence that safety isn’t at risk. Trains where drivers close the doors are safe.”The truth is that these strikes are not about safety, not about jobs and not about customer service.”How it got to this point via failed legal actionGTR lost a legal bid in the High Court last week to stop the drivers’ strikes, before also losing its appeal on Monday.Three judges in the Court of Appeal backed High Court judge Sir Michael Burton’s refusal to grant an injunction blocking what GTR called “unprecedented” strike action and argued would unlawfully restrict freedom of movement provisions under EU law.Lord Justice Elias, Lord Justice Lewison and Lord Justice Lloyd Jones also said they were not prepared to grant an injunction.Southern passengers have suffered months of disruption because of the Aslef dispute and a separate row with the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union over changes to the role of guards, as well as staff shortages, staff sickness and other problems such as signal failures.Aslef is also planning a week-long strike from January 9.Southern: We strongly advise people not to travelCharles Horton, chief executive of Southern’s parent company Govia Thameslink Railway, said he was “disappointed” at the Appeal Court’s decision and called for fresh talks at the conciliation service Acas.He said: “We strongly advise people not to travel. In addition, there will be severe disruption every day during the ongoing industrial action because of the union’s overtime ban.”We will now be asking Acas to convene urgent and immediate talks between GTR and Aslef.”Our aim is to find a resolution to their dispute so we can bring an end to the misery being suffered by the travelling public.”London Mayor: Southern passengers have been abandonedIn a video message posted on Twitter, mayor of London Sadiq Khan urged the Government to give TfL control of commuter lines like Southern, Southeastern and South West.Addressing commuters Mr Khan said: “You pay too much for delays, cancellations and disruption. You deserve a better service. Southern commuters have been abandoned by the Government. You’ve had months of chaos. But it doesn’t have to be like this.” Claims by union leaders that the Southern Rail strike crippling the journeys of hundreds of thousands of commuters is justified by safety concerns have been undermined by experts they cite.Southern Rail staff from the Aslef and RMT unions are carrying out a series of strikes over the roll-out of driver-only trains, which they claim are a risk to passenger safety.Mick Whelan, general secretary of Aslef, said on Radio 4 on Tuesday morning that the union had been told by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) that “we cannot rely upon the technology we are using” as he cited reasons for why the strike “isn’t about money – this is about safety”.On the day that striking train drivers brought the Southern network to a halt in the worst disruption for more than 20 years, it later emerged that a report by the RAIB earlier this month said: “We have found no evidence to suggest that driver only operated trains cannot be dispatched safely.” Trains parked at Selhurst depot in south London amid the strikeCredit:Kirsty O’Connor/PA Can’t even get on a bus to get to a train #southernstrike #southernfail #EastCroydon #commuterhell pic.twitter.com/GUvzdnUHzT— caro (@falsemonica) December 13, 2016 The mayor urged commuters to write to the Transport Secretary and the Prime Minister for TfL to have control – promising a “more frequent and more reliable” service “with fewer strikes” and “more affordable fares”.He added: “This is far more important than party politics. Together we can secure the decent and affordable commute that you deserve.”RMT union stands ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with AslefRMT general secretary Mick Cash said his union’s Southern drivers were standing “shoulder to shoulder” with their Aslef colleagues.”This strike action is wholly the responsibility of a Government and a company that have sought to bulldoze through changes that are ill-conceived, finance-led and fraught with danger,” he said.”RMT remembers only too well the words of top Government transport official Peter Wilkinson who told Southern passengers he wanted a punch-up with the unions, that train drivers were muppets and that he would starve our members back to work.”That was the top Government rail official making it clear he was hell-bent on confrontation and it is that position which has led us to today’s shutdown.”This morning Chris Grayling claimed again that the action on Southern is political – it isn’t, it’s about safe train operation for both passengers and staff alike.”The Transport Secretary wants to ask himself why the unions have been able to resolve disputes and reach agreements on Scotrail and elsewhere if our motivation is purely political.”Mr Grayling also claimed again that the RSSB is an independent safety body – it isn’t, it’s funded by the private train companies.”Mr Grayling claimed there is a campaign of unofficial action organised by the unions – there isn’t, and the evidence points to Southern sabotaging services to try and turn the blame on to the staff.”Transport Secretary’s letter to MPs about strikeChris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, said he had avoided direct involvement in the bitter dispute at Southern Railway over driver-only trains because it would make the issue more political.In a letter to MPs, he said Southern had offered fresh talks at the conciliation Acas on Sunday, but the drivers’ union Aslef “didn’t turn up”. Union sources countered that no talks had been arranged.Mr Grayling said the dispute with Aslef, and a separate row with the Rail, Maritime and Transport union over the role of guards, were a battle between unions and management over new ways of working on the railways. He wrote:”My ministerial and official team and I have been working hard since we took over our jobs just under five months ago to try to find a way through this. But the unions appear to have little interest in resolving the dispute unless the management cave in totally to their demands.”These are not just to stop the current modernisation process, but to start reversing 30 years of working practice changes right across the country.”When I met the general secretary of Aslef soon after my appointment, with virtually his first breath he promised me ’10 years of industrial action’.”I have therefore believed it better to avoid direct ministerial involvement in negotiations during the autumn, as my involvement would make the issue even more political than it is.”I wish we were dealing with reasonable people on the union side. For all the shortcomings of the train operator – and there have been many – and the failures of the infrastructure – also many – it is difficult to resolve any of the other problems on this network while the union leadership seem hell bent on fomenting this dispute.” Commuters are planning a protest outside the Department for Transport on Thursday evening.’And so begins my four-hour journey to work’: Commuters vent anger on Twitter Our currency has tanked, our economic future uncertain at best + our government can’t even get people to work. #southernFail #picadillyline— Patrick Strudwick (@PatrickStrud) December 13, 2016 Severe delays were also reported on the Piccadilly line while repairs are carried out.TfL said a shuttle train and rail replacement service would operate on some sections.Meanwhile… signal failures and broken-down freight train causes Greater Anglia chaosGreater Anglia trains has cancelled at least 30 trains on Tuesday morning, with many more delayed due to broken-down trains and signal failures.The train company has cancelled all services between Audley End and Newport Essex due to signal failures while a broken down freight train being moved at 3mph has blocked some lines between Ipswich and Manningtree.Disruption due to the freight train, which Greater Anglia said will take 2.5 hours to make an eight mile journey, is expected to be cleared by midday.There is also a broken down train meaning no services are operating between Sudbury and Marks Tey. Customers are being advised not to travel with disruption expected until midday. and so begins my 4 hour journey to work thanks a lot southern. #southernrail #southernFail— hannah (@haner_) December 13, 2016 @TfL @SadiqKhan are you actually JOKING? No trains so my route is a bus to Brixton to find there’s no tube? London = FAIL #done #overit pic.twitter.com/0zTFn2djoq— Roisin Kelly (@RoisinKelly20) December 13, 2016 Mick Whelan, the Aslef general secretaryCredit:REX/Shutterstock Mr Whelan added: “We regret the action we are taking today. We don’t want to inconvenience passengers nor do our members want to lose money, but we have been forced into this by an intransigent company that is not prepared to negotiate.”We are prepared to negotiate; that is how we struck a deal earlier this year with ScotRail which works for the company, the passengers and the staff. It can be done.”But Southern didn’t want to do a deal. Their definition of negotiations and talks is to sit down and tell us what they want to do. They should look the word up in the dictionary if they don’t understand.”It’s up to the company, and the Government, to be flexible and end the misery of commuters. The power is in their hands. Why won’t Chris Grayling tell Southern to do the right thing for once?”Aslef denied company claims that it had refused to attend peace talks over the weekend.Mr Whelan said Southern Railway had contacted him to suggest going to Acas late on Sunday, but Aslef said it would do so only if the company called off the court action. ‘Passengers advised not to travel’ – because going to work is a take it or leave it situation. 🙄 #southernFail— Christina (@runningiris) December 13, 2016 Chris Grayling, the Transport SecretaryCredit:Mark Thomas/REX/Shutterstock Chris Grayling refuses to rule out stripping Southern Rail of licenceTransport Secretary, Chris Grayling, refused to rule out both stripping Southern Rail of its licence and changing legislation to rule out similar strikes.Asked if he could change legislation in future, he said: “I think there’s a lot of things to think about after this strike.”Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he was also asked whether or not he would remove the licence from the beleaguered rail company.“There’s a variety of things to think through and I’m not going to set out options,” he said. Would-be travellers gazed at the boards, which were blank apart from a special notice urging them to check timetables for services. Staff confirmed that the Gatwick Express airport shuttle service was running every half an hour. It usually runs every 15 minutes. I’m struggling to see the difference in service @SouthernRailUK offers during their Strike action!#southernFail #southernrail— Nick Cornes (@no1niknak) December 13, 2016 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Worst disruption since strike in mid-1990sPassengers have suffered months of disruption in the ongoing Southern row, which is about who should open and close train doors. However, this is the the first strike by Aslef drivers.Charles Horton, chief executive of Southern’s parent company Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), confirmed there will be no services on strike days and “severe disruption” during an ongoing overtime ban.The shutdown of Southern’s services will be the worst disruption since the railways were hit by a lengthy strike by signal workers in the mid-1990s. Members of the drivers’ union, Aslef, mounted picket lines outside stations on Tuesday morning at the start of a 48-hour walkout in a dispute over driver-only trains. Another 24-hour strike is set for Friday.As many as 300,000 passengers normally travel on 2,242 Southern services every day during the week – including busy commuter routes from Sussex to London Victoria – but the company has told them there will be no trains on any route.The operator’s owners lost a legal bid to halt the walkout, which comes as Britain faces further Christmas strike chaos, as militant unions announced walkouts at the Post Office. RMT drivers on Southern will also be on strike, while the guards will launch a fresh 48-hour walkout from next Monday, and a three-day stoppage from New Year’s Eve.A Southern spokesman said: “We are sincerely sorry that Southern services are at a standstill today. These strikes are wholly unjustified and we must find a way forward.”We want to talk to Aslef’s leadership to try and find a way to resolve this dispute. We have invited them to meet and we hope we’ll be able to begin those talks soon.” Commuters await a South West Train at Clapham JunctionCredit:Guy Bell/REX/Shutterstock ‘Are you actually JOKING?’: Disruption on alternative routesCommuters travelling on alternative rail services from the south faced further delays when a signal failure at Brixton meant the Victoria line was suspended between the south London Underground station and Victoria.Initial delays were reported by Transport for London at around 6.30am before the service between the two stations was terminated at around 7.30am.Passengers spoke of their dismay on Twitter: Empty departure boards at London’s Victoria station on Tuesday morningCredit:Jemma Crew/PA My packed train this morning due #southernstrike #southernFail now trying to cripple other services!! @SouthernRailUK @nationalrailenq pic.twitter.com/Lq69VzxxLR— Hrohan (@HrohanJust4u) December 13, 2016 The Aslef journal quoted Mr McDonald as saying that Transport Secretary Chris Grayling “may not be bothered but he will be when the first passenger, with a bag trapped in the door, is dragged along the platform”.The RMT’s newsletter also quoted Mr McDonald as praising the strikers, who have brought misery to hundreds of thousands of commuters.He was reported to have told RMT members at a parliamentary rally: “It takes some guts to stand up for what you believe in and you have my utmost admiration. Labour stands shoulder to shoulder with the RMT in not being prepared to compromise over safety”. What do you think? Join the debate by leaving a comment below. Crowds of commuters wait for unaffected Thameslink trains from BrightonCredit:David McHugh/Brighton Pictures
(Image: Joe Fitzgerald/Tramore Tourism Facebook)IF YOU’RE DRIVING in Tramore, Co Waterford, today, keep an eye out for this bad boy.It appeared on the Strand Road in the early hours of Sunday morning, caused by the massive waves that have been crashing over the wall in the last few days. The road is closed and the sinkhole has now been cordoned off.Tramore Tourism said it hopes that the council will get it fixed before the next big storm surge. We hope so too, or there may not be a Tramore soon…More: Road is in Shite Pic of the Day>
While World War II is now history, the memories and effects of the atrocities carried out continue to be felt, and so talk of reparations is back on the table.Now that Greece has exited its bailout program, discussion has arisen regarding compensation from Germany for this tragic period in history.“This is an issue that psychologically still rankles, and as a government we are absolutely determined to raise it,” Syriza MP, Costas Douzinas told British newspaper The Guardian.“Obviously Greece couldn’t do that when it was in a programme receiving loans from the EU and Berlin. It would have been totally contradictory.”According to Syriza MEP Stelios Koulouglou, Nazi Germany’s occupation of Greece played a major part in “delaying our country’s development as a modern European state”, reports Express.“Germany has never properly assumed its historical responsibility for the wholesale destruction of the country,” Mr Koulouglou added.If Germany is to in fact come through with reparations, it is estimated the bill could total as much as €1 trillion, of which around €299 billion would be given to Greece according to a report by a group of cross-party MPs.During the guerrilla campaign against the Nazis in Greece, tens of thousands of heroic Greeks were killed. During the occupation at least 300,000 died of famine, and almost the entire Jewish community was wiped out.Meanwhile close to €740 billion would be allocated to Poland for destroyed property and copious loss of life.Occupied in 1939, the bulk of Poland’s Jewish population, which totalled to around 3.2 million people, were killed, along with the deaths of around three million non-Jewish Polish citizens.“Warsaw was levelled to the ground. The experts’ initial results show that we were never compensated for this,” Polish president Andrzej Duda told Germany’s Bild am Sonntag.“Reparations are not a closed subject.“A group of experts is dealing with this in the Polish parliament. MPs will debate it and decide on the next steps.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Doodle Google : “Bonne nuit les petits”, l’émission qui enchanta Nicolas, Pimprenelle et toute une génération d’enfantsAlors que les fêtes de fin d’année et l’émerveillement les entourant approchent, Google a décidé de célébrer un anniversaire magique : les 50 ans de la première diffusion de l’émission “Bonne nuit les petits”. Retour sur un programme enchanteur qui amenait les enfants avec douceur dans le monde des rêves.Aujourd’hui, 12 décembre, en arrivant sur la page principale du moteur de recherche de Google, vous serez accueilli par une jolie scénette, avec des enfants à une fenêtre, disant au revoir à un enfant et un ours brun postés sur un nuage…Beaucoup d’entre nous auront rapidement reconnu la scène originale de l’émission “Bonne nuit les petits”, dont Google célèbre aujourd’hui le 50ème anniversaire de première diffusion.Pour ceux qui n’auraient pas eu la chance de connaître ce programme, il s’agissait d’une série de 3 à 5 minutes, diffusée avant le journal télévisé du soir, dont le but était d’indiquer aux chères têtes blondes qu’il était temps d’aller au lit, avant que les “grands” continuent leur soirée devant le poste pour regarder les informations.Idéalement placée en fin de période de ce qu’on appellera plus tard “l’access Prime Time”, l’émission fut immédiatement un succès lors du mois de sa première diffusion, en décembre 1962. “Bonne nuit les petits” mettait en scène P’tit Louis et Mirabelle, qui voyaient venir du ciel Gros Ours et Ulysse, le marchand de sable; le plantigrade demandant de façon succincte comment s’était passé la journée des bambins, ces derniers lui répondant, et racontant une jolie histoire avec Ulysse, les enfants sentaient l’heure du coucher arriver. Une fois dans leurs lits, le marchand de sable saupoudrait la chambre de sable d’or pour qu’il puisse dormir paisiblement. L’émission se finissant par Gros ours disant, d’une voie calme :” Bonne nuit les petits, faites de beaux rêves”. Le marchand de sable, lui, prend alors sa flûte et joue “Que ne suis-le la fougère”, un morceau devenu un cultissime générique résonant encore dans la tête des enfants devenus grands aujourd’hui.Un an plus tard, en 1963, la série évolue : P’tit Louis et Mirabelle sont remplacés par Nicolas et Pimprenelle, et Gros ours se nomme désormais Nounours. Les enfants n’habitent plus une maison, mais un appartement. Le plan visuel de leurs histoires ne se déroule plus sur un balcon, mais à la fenêtre de la chambre des bambins. Les marionnettes s’affinent et leurs têtes deviennent plus rondes, plus douces.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En 1964, le quatuor commence à s’agrandir avec l’apparition des trois neveux de Nounours (Rémi, Toto et Fanfan…Référence à l’ORTF devenu la RTF cette année-là !), Pépita, Dada le cheval ou encore Julietta la chouette. Cette deuxième saison est la plus longue de la série, emmenant les enfants aux pays des rêves de 1963 à 1973.Après une troisième (1976) et une quatrième saison (1992), “bonne nuit les petits” en 1995 pour une nouvelle édition, se rattachant à ses sources en mettant en scène ses héros de toujours : Nicolas, Pimprenelle Nounours et le marchand de sable.Le feuilleton est aujourd’hui rediffusé sur certaines chaînes de la TNT, une occasion de découvrir, redécouvrir ou faire découvrir ses 841 épisodes de féérie. Une touche de douceur bienvenue dont Google célèbre aujourd’hui le 50ème anniversaire de la première diffusion. Le 12 décembre 2012 à 12:05 • Maxime Lambert
In about a month, workers will start installing gaming machines and tables at the much-anticipated Ilani Casino Resort that’s slated to open this spring. Now, the casino, which is being jointly developed by the Cowlitz Tribe and Mohegan Tribe of Indians in Connecticut, is looking for employees to run it. “What we need to have in place for that is security, surveillance and our gaming teams,” said Kara Fox-LaRose, president and general manager of the casino. She also said the casino will need employees for marketing, human resources and finance, as well as waiters, warehouse receivers, information technology specialists and other positions for the $510 million, 368,000-square-foot casino that will be the largest of its kind near Portland and the closest to Portland.On Saturday, about 1,600 people filed into the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds hoping to capitalize on the casino’s hiring spree. The casino been present at local job fairs and advertised on online job boards, and Fox-LaRose said it’s already received 2,000 applicants. But Saturday’s event was the first to exclusively recruit for the new venture.“We are looking to hire north of a thousand people for the project,” said Fox-LaRose. Somaly Phoeun, a 29-year-old resident of Vancouver, dropped off a résumé in hopes of landing a waitressing job, getting more experience and moving up as the casino grows.“I like people to enjoy their time,” she said.At the recruiting event, some applicants wore suits and ties. Others were dressed more casually. Nearly all clutched folders containing résumés. Fox-LaRose stood with other staff at the door, chirping “good morning” and “how are you?” to potential employees who entered a room that felt more like a nightclub than a job fair. A DJ was on hand, pulsing music through a dimly lit room scattered with tables cast in blue light, while the Seahawks game played through a projector onto a wall. Fox-LaRose said the event was intended to give applicants a feel for what it will be like working at the casino.
By Sulayman BahPhotos by Abdoulie FattyGambian wrestler, Manduwar has refuted receiving any advanced payment, Foroyaa Sport can report.There were ubiquitous reports that Manduwar has been paid money as a way of accepting proposal to fight Big Tree. Other reports from the grapevine in fact claimed that a date has been fixed for the D-day.But the man from club Jeff Jell has opened up for the first time debunking the assertions.Talking to Foroyaa Sport at Manjai Field he said: ‘I have not received anything from any promoter at this point in time. All that is being said about the combat regarding the money issue, well I have cleared my side of the story-I have received nothing for now.’Manduwar, one of the prominent starlets of the Gambian arena, is remembered for his cracking duel with Mboran at the Independence Stadium –a bout he eventually lost. ]]>
EVERETT — Gov. Jay Inslee says the state should extend tax breaks for Boeing so it will build the next version of the 777 in Washington.Inslee told the Aerospace Summit Wednesday in Everett that Washington needs to do everything possible to protect its position in the aerospace industry.The Daily Herald reports the tax incentives that were granted to secure production of the 787 are set to expire in 2024. Inslee would extend them to 2034.Boeing is soon expected to announce the launch of the 777X with a newly designed wing.Boeing and the rest of the aerospace industry — a total of 1,350 companies in the state– employ nearly 133,000 workers and account for 11 percent of the wages, according to a study from the Washington Aerospace Partnership.Boeing plane deliveries accelerate in 3QBoeing Co. said it delivered 170 commercial planes during the third quarter as deliveries accelerated for three of its most important planes.Compared to the same period last year, deliveries sped up for its smaller, workhorse 737, its long-range best-seller 777, and its new 787. The pace of deliveries so far this year slowed for its super-jumbo 747, which has been a slow seller, and its 767, which is in declining use as a passenger jet but will be the basis for an aerial refueling tanker Boeing is making for the U.S. Air Force.
Justin Timberlake’s GRAMMY Moment With Al Green Blake Shelton: Highwayman At The GRAMMYs Blake Shelton: Highwayman At The GRAMMYs Facebook Prev Next Elton John On His GRAMMY Moment With Lady Gaga The Story Of Ed Sheeran’s First GRAMMY Performance The amazing tribute performances honoring late music legends have become an inseparable part of the GRAMMY Awards’ annual In Memoriam segment.Brian HaackGRAMMYs Nov 24, 2017 – 6:57 am A new tradition began at the 45th GRAMMY Awards in 2003, when the curtain rose on an all-star lineup of musicians assembled to perform a special tribute to the late Joe Strummer of the Clash.Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello, No Doubt’s Tony Kanal, and Steven Van Zandt joined forces for an unforgettable rendition of “London Calling”.Whether it’s the electric Strummer tribute, Adele honoring George Michael or Lady Gaga paying homage to David Bowie, these powerful performances in the 15 years since have served as a complement to the annual GRAMMY Awards In Memoriam segment, which serves as a moment of reflection for the artists, technicians, executives, and other music professionas who passed away during the prior year. Blake Shelton: Highwayman At The GRAMMYs Bruno Mars Recalls Prince GRAMMY Tribute The Story Of Ed Sheeran’s First GRAMMY Performance More “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories” Bruno Mars Recalls Prince GRAMMY Tribute Justin Timberlake’s GRAMMY Moment With Al Green Bruno Mars Recalls Prince GRAMMY Tribute In Memoriam Tributes To Fallen Musicians: “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories” Elton John On His GRAMMY Moment With Lady Gaga Christina Aguilera On “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories” News Remember When Beyoncé Performed With Prince? Remember When Beyoncé Performed With Prince? Twitter Email In Memoriam Tributes: GRAMMYs Greatest Stories memoriam-tributes-fallen-musicians-grammys-greatest-stories Christina Aguilera On “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories” Watch some of your favorite artists discuss the most memorable performances and moments in GRAMMY history on the TV special “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special,” airing Friday, Nov. 24 from 9–11 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.Ed Sheeran’s GRAMMY Duet With Elton John: “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories” Christina Aguilera On “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories” Elton John On His GRAMMY Moment With Lady Gaga The Story Of Ed Sheeran’s First GRAMMY Performance Remember When Beyoncé Performed With Prince? Justin Timberlake’s GRAMMY Moment With Al Green
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is the latest news from the offices of Congressman Seth Moulton, Senator Ed Markey, and Senator Elizabeth Warren.Congressman Seth MoultonRecent Press Releases and Statements from Congressman Moulton’s Office:NoneSenator Ed MarkeyRecent Press Releases and Statements from Senator Markey’s Office:Senator Markey Statement on Columbia Gas Mitigation & Replacement PlanSenators Markey & Warren Query Columbia Gas about Safety of Its Pipelines Through Massachusetts in Wake of Merrimack Valley Explosions & FiresSenators Markey & Warren Call on Columbia Gas to Provide Robust Financial Assistance to Impacted Merrimack Valley Gas Explosion ResidentsSenators Markey & Warren Question Columbia Gas and Eversource About Communications with Customers in Wake of Merrimack Valley Gas ExplosionsOver 130 Lawmakers Condemn Trump Remarks On Hurricane Death Roll in Puerto RicoSenator Elizabeth WarrenRecent Press Releases and Statements from Senator Warren’s Office:Warren Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Combat Opioid CrisisWarren Questions Mulvaney about “Closed Door Event” with Campaign Donors, GOP OfficialsWarren, Colleagues Unveil Bill to Require Every Public Company to Disclose Climate-Relatd RisksLike 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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest News From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest News From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest News From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”
WILMINGTON, MA — The following events are FREE and OPEN TO ALL (regardless of age) at Windsor Place of Wilmington (92 West Street) this AprilMonday, April 1Pop Up Library11:00 am, PubKim Blakely, the Adult Services Librarian at Wilmington Memorial Library, will be coming to bring books, audiobooks, magazines and DVDs to the Pub for residents to check out. When Kim comes, she can register residents forlibrary cards. Kim can also bring items based off of resident suggestions and requests. Please let Jen from Activities know ahead of time if you’d like anything specific.Tuesday, April 2Music Program: Steve Marvin, vocals2:30 pm, Activity RoomJoin us as we welcome back performer Steve Marvin! Steve is a vocalist with years of experience. He has had the opportunity to perform at such venues as Lincoln Center, where he performed with the White Heat Swing Orchestra and Norah Jones as well as the Town Hall in NYC. With a smooth voice resembling, Frank Sinatra, you won’t want to miss this program!Thursday, April 11Music Historian Bruce Hambro LectureTopic: Judy Garland: The Girl from Oz11:00 am, Activity RoomThis presentation is an engaging one-hour review of the life and fabulous career of the girl from Oz! It analyzes the genius of Judy Garland, a show business dynamo of unparalleled gifts. During the program, an informative discussion is teamed with a PowerPoint presentation that includes fascinating archival photos, many of which harken back to the delightful motion pictures in which Judy starred, such as “The Wizard of Oz,” “For Me and My Gal,” “Meet Me in St. Louis,” “Easter Parade” and “A Star Is Born.” Bruce Hambro is a history teacher, as well as a student of the American entertainment industry. He has always been enchanted by the magic of Judy Garland. Mr. Hambro believes that no other female musical performer in the history of show business has ever matched Judy’s brilliance in the areas of singing, dancing and acting. Her signature, of course, was her incredible facility to pack heartrending emotion into so many classic songs, that the listener couldn’t help but love her!Tuesday, April 16Monthly Birthday Party with entertainersThe Winiker Trio2:30 pm, Activity RoomEveryone is invited down to our monthly birthday celebration as we salute those born during the month of April. Our performers, the Winiker Trio are swing royalty on the Boston music scene, and the brothers continue to headline at the best hotels in town. They’ll present an hour-long concert filled with your favorite memorable tunes from Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and all the great swing bands. Bo is on vocals and trumpet, Bill on drums and their cousin, Neil Greene on piano. A delicious birthday cake, ice cream and live music will add to the merriment!Friday, April 19Gary Hylander LectureTopic: Boston Molasses Flood11:00 am, Activity RoomGary Hylander holds a Doctorate in Presidential History and is a scholar entirely impassioned by his subject matter. He makes U.S. history come alive as he lectures here each month. This month’s topic is: Boston Molasses Flood. In the early afternoon of January 15, 1919, a fifty foot steel tank filled with over two million gallons of molasses collapsed in Boston’s North End sending its sticky contents in a fifteen-foot wave through the neighborhood streets. The disaster was blamed on immigrant anarchists and seen by many as proof that the nation was imperiled by Bolsheviks and others. The event knocked the end of World War I and Prohibition out of the headlines.(NOTE: The above information is from Windsor Place of Wilmington.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWindsor Place Of Wilmington Offers FREE Programs This February (Public Welcome)In “Business”Windsor Place Of Wilmington Offers FREE Programs This September (Public Welcome)In “Community”Windsor Place Of Wilmington Offers FREE Programs This July (Public Welcome)In “Community”