LIVE: Paraguay vs New Zealand

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first_imgU17 World Cup: Paraguay pull off comeback win against New Zealand to top Group B Manasi Pathak Mumbai Last updated 2 years ago 20:30 10/9/17 New Zealand vs Paraguay A brace from Anibal Vega confirmed full points for Paraguay against New Zealand…. Paraguay, who secured a 3-2 win against Mali in their last tie, made one change in their side which contested against New Zealand on Monday evening as striker Fernando Cardozo replaced Antonio Galeano who slotted a goal against the West Africans on the opening day of the blockbuster youth football event. On the other hand, New Zealand coach Danny Hay was forced to change his plans following the suspension of captain Max Mata following his two yellow cards. Joshua Rogerson and Willem Ebbinge were introduced to the side in defense and attack respectively.Paraguay kicked off the proceedings in the best way possible by scoring the opening goal in the very first minute. It was Alan Rodriguez, who from a free-kick delivered an elevating cross-shot which found the back of the net perfectly.However, their lead didn’t last long enough as skipper Alexis Duarte was guilty of conceding an own goal in the 20th minute which leveled things up. It was a bad day at the office for Duarte who conceded his second own goal of the tie around the half-hour mark which put the South Americans trailing by a goal, a side which had taken the lead in the opening minute of the game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. The two teams walked out at the half-time whistle on a 1-2 score-line with the All Whites enjoying their come-back lead.The second half kick-started on a similar note as the former half with Paraguay in their quest of finding the much-needed equalizer and New Zealand trying to contain the score. Around the one hour mark, Charles Spragg of New Zealand got his head to the ball but the delivery, from the centre of the box, was too high as it missed the target.New Zealand, who were living on the edge, finally fell prey to their opponents as Los Albirroja’s Anibal Vega struck twice in two minutes to take Paraguay to a 3-2 lead. In the dying moments of the game, Paraguay added another goal, this time netted by Blas Armoa to take the side to six points and on the top of Group B rankings. read morelast_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL: Sporting CP keeper Emiliano Viviano joins SPAL

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Sporting CP keeper Emiliano Viviano joins SPALby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Italy goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano has joined SPAL.Viviano has moved to SPAL on-loan to the end of the season from Sporting CP.The 33-year-old only joined Sporting last summer after four years as Sampdoria’s No 1, along with Stefano Sturaro and Sinisa Mihajlovic.However, a change of board at Sporting has seen Viviano failing to make any appearances in the first half of 2018-19. last_img

ESPN Points Out Bizarre Texas Scheduling Quirk

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first_imgShot of the Texas Longhorns cheerleaders performing during game.AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 21: The Texas Longhorns cheerleaders perform during the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Texas is the epicenter of the Big 12 conference, with four member schools and the heart of the league’s recruiting footprint. Still, the majority of the league’s members are not in the Lone Star State.It isn’t rare for college football powers to stay close to home for much of the start of the season. The Texas Longhorns have kicked things up to a new level this year.Somehow, Texas will only leave the state once before Nov. 16 this upcoming season, and twice total, barring an out of state bowl.The schedule layout gives the Longhorns a chance to build some serious momentum, as they look to crack Oklahoma’s stranglehold at the top of the league.ESPN recently gave out “college football schedule superlatives,” and mentioned how Texas football is hanging around close to home.From Chris Low, who called this the “Deep in the heart of Texas” award:Texas plays only one game outside the state (at West Virginia on Oct. 5) until it travels to Iowa State on Nov. 16. The Longhorns have a “road” game against Rice at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sept. 14, the Red River Rivalry against Oklahoma in Dallas on Oct. 12 and a game against TCU in Fort Worth on Oct. 26.Texas’ full schedule, with in-state games in bold:Aug. 31: vs. Louisiana Tech (Austin) Sept. 7: vs. LSU (Austin) Sept. 14: vs. Rice (Houston) Sept. 21: vs. Oklahoma State (Austin) Oct. 5: at West Virginia Oct. 12: vs. Oklahoma (Dallas) Oct. 19: vs. Kansas (Austin) Oct. 26: at TCU (Fort Worth) Nov. 9: vs. Kansas State (Austin) Nov. 16: at Iowa State Nov. 23: at Baylor (Waco) Nov. 29: vs. Texas Tech (Austin)The Big 12 championship is in Arlington, so there’s a real chance that Texas only leaves the state twice in total, even if it goes to the conference championship and lands in a big in-state bowl.[ESPN]last_img read more

Trekking: Stay connected with our favorite outdoor apps

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first_img Editors’ Recommendations 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App 10 Road Trip Apps That’ll Make Your Next Journey More Epic center_img 1. The Outbound 2. REI 3. Storm 4. Mountain Project 5. Star Walk 2 6. Camp & RV 7. Chimani National Parks 8. Yahoo Weather 9. SAS Survival Guide 10. PeakFinder Earth 11. First Aid 12. AllTrails 13. MSW Surf Forecast 14. MotionX GPS 15. iNaturalist Man isn’t meant to stay indoors — our weekly “Trekking” column can attest to that. It’s a column dedicated to the adventurer inside of all of us, the one pining to ditch the office humdrum for a quick surf session or seven-week jaunt in the Grand Tetons. One day we may highlight an ultra-light stove and the next a set of handmade canoe paddles. Life doesn’t just happen inside the workplace, so get outside and live it.Alright, let me backpedal for just one moment. “Trekking” is certainly all about the outdoor attitude — the kind of unplug-and-play mentality that gets you off the grid and into the backcountry — but every so often we must recognize we live in a society reliant on technology. Smartphones and tablets are a prime example, gadgets capable of furthering our exploration with images and access to a trove of valuable information outlining everything from the stars and impending weather to our national park system.Related: Eight affordable, outdoor gadgets for the modern adventurer in all of usAnd while you may need to purge your smartphone mainstays like Flappy Bird in order to download any app for the great outdoors, we guarantee you’ll find them far more useful than most of the bloated software on your phone. After all, you can only navigate Mario-esque pipes on the bus for so long. Below are just a few of our favorites.The Outbound (iOS)The Outbound owes far more credit to its community than it does developers. The app serves as a local’s guide to all the best spots — for hiking, camping running, etc. — providing you with a searchable list of terrific options for when you need to get out. You filter choices based on skill level and season, too, and save adventures for when the weather finally lets up. It’s all housed within a beautiful interface with photos to match.REI (iOS, Android)REI is the premiere retailer when it comes to all things outdoor-related. That said, the company’s official mobile app functions as an extension of its website and brick-and-mortar stores, allowing you to shop a robust selection of top-brand gear, connect with customer support, and check in-store availability. It also keeps you informed regarding the latest sales and promotions, with your membership information close at hand.Storm (iOS)The aptly-titled Storm is made for times when the weather looks like it might not cooperate. The app’s main component revolves around advanced storm tracking and a series of high-definition radar systems, which give you the ability to view current conditions in real-time and look at the impending weather. Severe weather alerts and detailed forecasts for the next three days just mean you’ll know when to finally call it.Mountain Project (iOS, Android)The official Mountain Project app was built specifically with rock climbers in mind, and a such, it’s quickly become the go-to resource for those looking to access the site’s comprehensive database of climbing areas and routes on the go. You can use the app to sync with your MP account and browse a host of information — i.e. maps, routes, tips, photos, news — much of which you can download for offline use in the boonies.Starwalk 2 (iOS, Android)There’s a bevy of astronomy apps on the Web, but few are as robust as Star Walk 2. The app lets you explore more than 200,000 celestial bodies by simply pointing your phone up to the nighttime sky, allowing you to view the location of satellites, planets, and constellations, along with pertinent information without the use of a costly telescope.Camp & RV (iOS, Android)It should go without saying that campsites can differ from place to place. Thankfully, Camp & RV caters to all types, whether you’re looking to book a campsite outfitted with full amenities or merely check your local area for the best hike-in location available.The app supports more than 30,000 campsites scattered around the United States as well, guaranteeing you’ll find something of note on public, state, or federal land in your area.Chimani National Parks (iOS, Android)Chimani’s apps selection isn’t your standard, cookie-cutter offering. The organization’s national parks app provides information on all 59 parks, conveniently mapping their locations and providing you with you access to audio tours, points of interest, hiking guides, and a slew of Ranger-led events. The photos and park news are only a bonus.Yahoo Weather (iOS, Android)Weather is crucial when you’re out on the trail. Yahoo Weather remains our one of our favorite weather apps, one teeming with extended forecasts, the chance of precipitation, pressure readings, and sunrise and sunset times. It’s also as attractive as it is useful, lined with user-submitted Flickr photos that compliment your current location.SAS Survival Guide (iOS, Android)How much knowledge can an app developed with the help of a former SAS solider and instructor impart on you? Quite a bit, actually. The SAS Survival Guide provides you with a wealth of survival tips and tricks, whether you intend to track animals, use Morse Code, identify plants, or carry out a host of other convenient tasks. Plus, the entire database is searchable, with section pertaining to survival in different ecosystems.PeakFinder Earth (iOS, Android)PeakFinder Earth makes identifying nearby mountains easier done than said. The app includes the names of more than 250,00 peaks, and uses your smartphone’s sensors to render the surrounding landscape and overlay the names of surrounding peaks within a 200-mile radius. The app even works offline and includes a dialog for manually entering your coordinates, so you’ll never confuse Everest with Lhotse again.First Aid (iOS, Android)The American Red Cross is the epitome of recovery (and rightly so). The company’s official app is designed for accidents, reveling in step-by-step instructions for dealing with everyday scenarios, such as minor burns and broken bones. Instructional videos further the explanations as well, as do the simple diagrams and language offerings.AllTrails (iOS, Android)There are more than 50,000 trails in the United States alone. Fortunately, AllTrails attempts to catalog and categorize them in a way that’s convenient no matter where you reside. The app utilizes your location and provides you with a list of nearby trails, each of which is fitted with user-submitted photos, reviews, topographic maps, and more.MSW Surf Forecast (iOS, Android)Like anything in nature, the surf is dictated by things beyond your control. MSW Surf Forecast does let you better anticipate your next session, though, delivering helpful metrics such as the surf size, swell height, direction, wind strength, temperature, and more. Both three and 10-day surf forecasts also come standard, as do live webcams and photo galleries encompassing thousands of beaches strewn across the entire globe.MotionX GPS (iOS)Sadly, Google Maps just can’t do it all. MotionX GPS comes close, though, and features a healthy selection of topographical maps and marine charts you can download ahead of time for offline treks in the boonies. The app allows you to track your journey, save specified waypoints, and look up your coordinates — all without your cellular network.iNaturalist (iOS, Android)Plants and animals are a dime a dozen in nature, but that’s what makes iNaturalist so handy. The app takes the vision of and applies it to your mobile device, allowing you to capture and record your observations in the cloud. Best of all, you can use the app to crowd source the identity of a particular organism, or simply help scientists and resource managers better understand our planet’s changing biodiversity.This article was originally published on December 29, 2014, and updated on January 28, 2016, to reflect recent app offerings. The Business of Delivering Booze to Your Door, According to Drizly’s Founderslast_img read more

Pair accused of killing Loretta Saunders heading to trial in April

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first_imgAPTN National NewsThe pair accused of killing Loretta Saunders are heading to trial April 20.Blake Leggette and Victoria Henneberry are both charged with first-degree murder.Saunders was killed last February. Her body was found along a New Brunswick highway.She was from Labrador and went to university in Halifax.Her honours thesis focused on missing and murdered Indigenous women.Her family is expected to be at the trial that is scheduled to last four weeks.last_img

Closing Bell TSX surges 172 points in broadbased rally

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TORONTO • The Toronto Stock Market registered a solid advance Tuesday as resource stocks led a rebound across all sectors after a string of losses amid global economic uncertainty.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 11507.71 +171.94 1.52%S&P 500 — 1285.50 +7.32 0.57%Dow — 12127.95 +26.49 0.22%Nasdaq — 2778.11 +18.10 0.66%The S&P/TSX composite index jumped 171.94 points to 11,507.71 while the TSX Venture Exchange gained 7.02 points to 1,285.57.The Canadian dollar gained US0.16¢ to US96.34¢ as the Bank of Canada said that it was leaving its key interest rate unchanged at 1% because of a worsening economic environment. It also kept the door open for future rate hikes.In its accompanying statement, Canada’s central bank said “to the extent that the economic expansion continues and the current excess supply in the economy is gradually absorbed, some modest withdrawal of the present considerable monetary policy stimulus may become appropriate.”Data showing greater expansion in the U.S. service sector helped lift markets.New York’s Dow Jones industrial average was up 26.49 points to 12,127.95.The Nasdaq composite index added 18.1 points to 2,778.11 and the S&P 500 index climbed 7.32 points to 1,285.5 as the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index came in at 53.7, up from 53.5 in April.The gain followed a slide of almost 2% last week as the European debt crisis spread to Spain’s banking sector.The country’s banks are weighed by toxic loans following the implosion of the country’s real estate sector in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse.Spain’s most stricken lender, Bankia SA, needs ¤19-billion in government aid, but Spain only has ¤5-billion left in a ¤19-billion fund that it established in 2009 to help banks.Those banks may force the country to seek a bailout. Spain, strapped for cash, might have to tap European Union rescue funds, but it is reluctant to do so because such aid would come with strict conditions.Spain has been forced to pay ever higher amounts of interest to attract buyers for its debt with the yield on the country’s 10-year bond up 0.02 of a point to 6.42% before dipping back to 6.31%.Spanish Treasury Minister Cristobal Montoro said Tuesday said that, given current borrowing costs, financial markets had effectively shut out the country.And he repeated the country’s calls for the European Union to move faster towards establishing a banking union that would allow ailing lenders to seek help without governments intervening.Meanwhile, finance ministers and central bank governors from seven of the world’s main economies were holding a conference call Tuesday to discuss Europe’s worsening debt crisis.Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney took part in the call.And although Mr. Flaherty’s office in Ottawa released a statement, it did not provide details of any pledge from European leaders.However, Japanese Finance Minister Jun Azumi reportedly said that the European members in the call pledged to “speed up their efforts” to contain the crisis.The energy sector was up almost 2.5% as oil oscillated between slight gains and losses during the session before the July crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed up US31¢ to US$84.29 a barrel. Suncor Energy Inc. was ahead US59¢ to $28.30 while Cenovus Energy Inc. advanced 36¢ to $30.88.The base metals sector was ahead 1.4% while copper prices dipped US2¢ at US$3.29 a pound. Teck Resources Ltd. climbed 92¢, or 3%,to $31.41 and Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. climbed 46¢ to $10.14.The resource sectors have racked up the steepest losses on the TSX, which is down about 10% from its 2012 highs from late February.The financial sector was up 1.3% with Toronto-Dominion Bank ahead $1.18 to $77.68 and Manulife Financial Corp. up 19¢ to $10.77.Utilities were also higher as TransCanada Corp. said it has been chosen by Shell Canada Ltd. to build, own and operate a $4-billion natural gas pipeline in British Columbia. The Calgary-based company said the pipeline will transport natural gas from the Montney region in eastern British Columbia to a liquefied natural gas export facility near Kitimat, B.C. Its shares gained 33¢ to $42.48.The gold sector was ahead about 0.8% as bullion prices improved, up $3 to US$1,616.90 an ounce. Iamgold Corp. gained 54¢ to $12.68 while Goldcorp Inc. rose 63¢ to $41.78.Here’s the news investors were watching today:What you need to know about the Bank of Canada’s decision to hold ratesG7 takes no action as Spain issues desperate pleaTransCanada to build $4B pipeline to export natural gasCanada to be among top three oil producers by 2030: CAPPON DECK WEDNESDAYECONOMIC NEWSEuropean Central Bank announces interest rate decision UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Productivity (Q1): Economists expect a decline of 0.7% 2 p.m.Beige Book: U.S. Federal Reserve’s summary of economic conditions in its 12 districts CORPORATE NEWSCANADACanadian Western Bank Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 55¢ a share Transcontinental Inc Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 47¢ read more

Amnesty concerned over threats to journalists in Sri Lanka

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Amnesty International today raised concerns over reports that journalists working at Government-controlled media outlets were subject to threats, intimidation and harassment following the recent political developments in Sri Lanka.Responding to this weekend’s political crisis in Sri Lanka, Amnesty International’s Senior Director for Global Operations, Minar Pimple, said that human rights must not become a casualty of Sri Lanka’s political crisis. Amnesty International also said that all journalists must be allowed to carry out their work freely and without fear and the authorities have a responsibility to ensure their safety and well-being. (Colombo Gazette) “The authorities must ensure that key freedoms are respected and protected at this time. People should be allowed to exercise their rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association,” Minar Pimple said. read more

Princes sister says musician had no known will

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Prince’s sister says musician had no known will Tyka Nelson holds a rose outside Paisley Park, the home of her brother Prince in Chanhassen, Minn., on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Nelson went out to thank fans who gathered at the home to mourn the loss of the pop star who died Thursday. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski) by Ryan Nakashima And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press Posted Apr 25, 2016 11:06 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 5:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MINNEAPOLIS – Prince’s sister believes the superstar musician didn’t have a will and asked a Minnesota court on Tuesday to appoint a trust company to temporarily oversee his multimillion-dollar estate.Tyka Nelson, Prince’s only full sibling, said in the court filing that immediate action was necessary to manage Prince’s business interests following his death last week at Paisley Park, his famous home and recording studio complex in suburban Minneapolis.The documents don’t estimate how much his estate may be worth, but Prince made hundreds of millions of dollars for record companies, concert venues and others.And estimates of how much licensing his personal brand will generate after his death reach to the purple clouds. In just three days, the outpouring of grief and nostalgia after his death prompted fans to buy 2.3 million of his songs.Nelson asked that Bremer Trust, a corporate trust company, be named administrator of the estate. The court documents say Bremer Bank provided financial services to Prince for many years. The court didn’t immediately rule.Prince owned a dozen properties in Minnesota, most of it undeveloped land and some houses for relatives, worth about $27 million, according to public records. He also sold more than 100 million albums, according to Warner Music Group. And Pollstar, a concert industry magazine, said that in the years that his tours topped the charts — 10 years over four decades performing — the tours raked in $225 million in ticket sales.But what remained in Prince’s hands is less than the sum of ticket and album sales, given payments to record labels, staff and to cover other expenses.If he left no will or trust, divvying up his fortune could get complicated, said Susan Link, a top Minnesota probate lawyer. Link said attorneys will need to get Prince’s siblings to agree on asset distribution, and that it could get extremely complicated if they don’t.“They will try to set the family down,” said Link, who isn’t involved in the case. “They’re not going to try to light the match and get a big fire going and get everybody fighting about this.”However, someone could still come forward with a will or trust document. When Michael Jackson died in June 2009, longtime lawyer John Branca filed a will six days later, upending moves by Jackson’s mother to become his estate’s executor based on her assuming there was no will. Just last month, the estate sold off Jackson’s stake in publishing company Sony/ATV to Sony Corp. for $750 million.Public records show Prince set up more than a dozen companies, though most are now inactive. He also shuffled through lawyers and business managers regularly, meaning he could have created a will at some point without others knowing about it.“I really can’t believe in the short time since he died that they made a thorough search,” University of Minnesota law professor Judith Younger said.Irwin Feinberg, a Los Angeles trust and probate lawyer, noted that wealthy people usually create trusts to avoid the public spectacle of probate court, and that it would be unusual for Prince not to have done so.“If a shoe is going to drop, one would think it would drop fairly soon,” he said.Prince’s post-mortem earnings could match top-earning dead celebrities like Elvis Presley, estimates Mark Roesler, chief executive of CMG Worldwide, which handles licensing for the estates of Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and other late stars. Presley’s estate made $55 million just in 2015, according to Forbes magazine.Prince “was as big as they get,” Roesler told The Associated Press late last week. “Will there be a business built up around Prince 60 years from now like James Dean? The answer is unequivocally, ‘yes.’”Nelson’s court filing Tuesday said she had “no reason to believe” that Prince executed a will or any other documents saying what should happen to his estate upon his death. Nelson said she doesn’t know her brother’s assets or debts, but said he had “substantial assets” that require protection.Her attorneys released a statement saying they’re not at liberty to discuss the case “in order to uphold the privacy that Prince and the Nelson family have always maintained.”Under Minnesota law, if a person dies without a will — and with no surviving parents, children, or grandchildren — the next people in line to share in the estate are the surviving siblings, including half-siblings.Prince wasn’t married and had no known living children. Nelson is his only full sibling, though he has five half-siblings (two other half-siblings have died).Court fights in recent years suggest money wasn’t free flowing. In April 2013, Prince lost a lawsuit filed in New York State’s Supreme Court brought by perfume maker Revelations Perfume and Cosmetics Inc. for failing to promote the “3121” perfume line named after his 2006 album. He touted the product once, during a massive concert in July 2007 in downtown Minneapolis that ended at 5 a.m. at the First Avenue club, a famous venue from “Purple Rain.”He was ordered to pay $4.4 million, but never did. Instead, plaintiff lawyers went searching for assets, found about $3 million in various Minnesota bank accounts and used court orders to freeze them, according to Brian Slipakoff, a lawyer who represented the perfume maker. Prince later settled for a lower amount.“It doesn’t suggest there was oodles of cash lying around,” Slipakoff said last week.Prince encountered tax difficulties several times, including owing back taxes to France in 2012, which he paid up, and overdue property taxes around $450,000 in 2010. In 2013, the IRS filed a federal tax lien against him in Carver County Court in Minnesota for $1.6 million. What happened with that case is unclear.Records on file with Carver County, where Paisley Park is located, show that he was up to date on his property taxes when he died.___Nakashima reported from Los Angeles. Associated Press writers Nekesa Mumbi Moody in New York, Doug Glass in Minneapolis and Kevin Burbach in Chanhassen, Minnesota, and AP researcher Rhonda Shafner contributed to this report. read more

Seeing the same family doctor cuts the risk of being rushed to

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first_imgThe new investigation by the Health Foundation found that patients who have a high continuity of GP care are 12 per cent less likely to be avoidably rushed to hospital than those passed around to various doctors.Despite the potential savings to acute providers, who overspent by at least £2.45 billion last year, continuity of GP care is currently getting worse in England.Rapidly growing GP patient lists due to an ageing population is making it increasingly unlikely a person can rely on seeing the same doctor on multiple visits.The problem is being compounded by the rise of amalgamated “super surgeries”, which are being relied on by tens of thousands of patients.Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “The relationship that GPs have with their patients is unique, and in many cases built over time. Delivering continuity of care is becoming increasingly difficult as GPs and our teams struggle to deal with increased patient demand, with fewer resourcesProfessor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs Allowing patients to continuously see the same GP would slash the number of unnecessary visits to hospital and save the NHS billions, according to a new study.Research published today in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) suggests that a trusting relationship with a designated family doctor prompts better clinical decisions because patients are more open about their problems.Previous research has shown that emergency hospital admissions for conditions which are manageable in a local surgery cost the NHS at least £1.42 billion a year. Sign to A&E Efforts to tackle unnecessary hospital admissions have focused principally on improving access to GPs surgeries in general, such as by extending opening hours or introducing home calls.This, however, could be having the unintended consequence of multiplying the number of family doctors any one patient is likely to meet, found the BMJ study.The new research analysed the medical records of 230,000 patients aged between 62 and 82-years-old between April 2011 and March 2013.The researchers focused on older patients because they account for a high proportion of both GP consultations and potentially avoidable hospital admissions.The findings reported in the BMJ are supported by an intervention by University of Bristol Scientists which states that a primary care system that is increasingly fragmented “provides the setting for patients to choose to attend an emergency department instead”.Last month, at the height of the winter overcrowding in hospitals, former Conservative Health Secretary and NHS Confederation chair Stephen Dorrell said most people were heading to A&E because it was “the only place with the lights on”. Where they end up: weaknesses in primary care funnels patients to hospitalCredit:Andrew Matthews “Good continuity of care can be particularly beneficial to the growing number of patients who are living with multiple, long-term conditions.“But delivering continuity of care is becoming increasingly difficult as GPs and our teams struggle to deal with increased patient demand, with fewer resources, and not enough GPs or practice staff.” His comments followed reports that one fifth of GP surgeries were closed for at least one afternoon a week. 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.last_img read more

Veselin Vujovic angry on DinDinu I dont know rules of the game

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EHF EURO 2018Veselin Vujović ← Previous Story Buntic to replace Duvnjak in Croatia squad Next Story → OLD&YOUNG at Men’s EHF EURO 2018: From Martin Galia to Milan Jovanovic Slovenian coach Veselin Vujovic put a lot of critics on referees decision after defeat of his team against Macedonia 24:25 in the first match in Group C in Zagreb. Slovenia didn’t score in the last 5:30 minutes, but also had 20 minutes of exclusion in total.I don’t know what to say after all, when I saw that Romanians are nominated, some fear appeared that we don’t know what will happened during the match. We had chances to went on +3,4+5, but they invented some exclusions, crossing and so on, which were visible only to them. I made a conclusion that after 45 years in handball, I don’t know rules of the game because 90% of their decisions wasnt’ clear for me – said Vujovic after the match. read more

Dunnes Stores workers receive pay boost

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first_imgA 3% PAY increase for Dunnes Stores workers has been announced today.The pay increase follows on from the ‘Decency for Dunnes Workers’ campaign, launched by Mandate Trade Union in April of this year. The campaign makes a claim on behalf of workers for improved pay and contract conditions.Mandate have a number of unresolved issues with workers conditions in Dunnes Stores. Included in these are the introduction of banded hour contracts, a review of temporary contracts that are being over utilised and the right to representation for Mandate members in Dunnes Stores.Assistant General Secretary of Mandate Gerry Light said: “Dating back to 1996, we have a procedural agreement that says in the case of a disagreement, Dunnes sit down and meet with us.  Unfortunately, when we seek to evoke the terms of that agreement, Dunnes aren’t interested”.“The next stage of the campaign is to bring it to the Labour Court.  We anticipate Dunnes to not attend.”The 3% pay increase comes on the same day that Mandate referred the claims made in the campaign to the LRC.Dunnes Stores currently employ 10,000 workers aross its 116 stores in the Republic of Ireland. More than 4000 of these are represented by Mandate Trade Union.Dunnes Stores were contacted by but are yet to reply.  READ: Dunnes-v-Karen Millen goes to Europe, the result isn’t good for the Irish storeREAD: Mandate writes to Dunnes Stores owners over worker issueslast_img read more

Listing tranforms GitHub into dating site for coding geeks

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first_imgOnline dating, particularly for women, is a fairly sketchy proposition. There’s no shortage of sites that offer the service, nor is there a shortage of users who create profiles. Basically online dating has always been one of those things where if it works it is awesome and if it fails than someone likely gets hurt. One user on the social coding platform GitHub has taken matters into her own hands by releasing a personal ad of sorts on her account, in the hopes that she will find someone that meets her criteria.Noriko Higashi (norinori2222 on github) recently posted “boyfriend_require” to her public repository. The file consists of a brief explanation as to why she is looking for someone electronically, and a list of about 30 individual items Ms. Higashi uses to determine if she’s interested in pursuing a relationship with the submitter.If you are not a programmer, you need only meet 28 out of the 30 requirements to consider yourself worthy of emailing her. There are four additional points for programmers, which includes access to your server if you maintain one yourself, as well as your code. If you play a lot of video games, watch a lot of television, or have issues tolerating your neighbors, you need not apply.What I find most interesting about the advert itself is that there’s no real evidence that Ms. Higashi is who she claims to be. There’s no photos of this person anywhere (aside from the graphic on the right). A YouTube account with the same avatar and name has videos that include a woman doing things like unboxing a Retina Macbook, but even then you never see her face. She states in the FAQ with her file that she’s not overly interested in how someone looks but posting an image of some sort if generally standard etiquette, if only to prove that you are a real person.If nothing else, this is a very clever way to approach an audience of people you are specifically interested in socializing with. So, if you’re at least 20 years old and meet at least 28 of the 30 criteria listed over on GitHub, and are interested in talking to a 30-something currently living and working in Tokyo, maybe you should head over to GitHub.Or, maybe you should submit a feature request to the social coding platform to install a personals section.Read more at boyfriend__requirelast_img read more

Leinster power past Connacht to move top of Pro12

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first_img Saturday 29 Oct 2016, 7:14 PM By Ryan Bailey 78 Comments Share19 Tweet Email Short URL Leinster scorers:Tries: Adam Byrne, Barry DalyPenalties: Isa Nacewa [4 from 4]Conversions: Isa Nacewa [1 from 2]Connacht scorers:Tries: Shane DelahuntPenalties: Craig Ronaldson [2 from 2]Conversions: Jack Carty [1 from 1] Add us: LEINSTER: 15. Isa Nacewa (captain), 14. Adam Byrne (Ross Byrne 78′), 13. Rory O’Loughlin (Rob Kearney 63′), 12. Noel Reid, 11. Barry Daly, 10. Joey Carbery, 9. Jamison Gibson-Park; 1. Cian Healy (Peter Dooley 59′), 2. Sean Cronin (James Tracy 59′), 3. Mike Ross (Michael Bent 59′), 4. Mick Kearney (Mike McCarthy 46′), 5. Ian Nagle, 6. Dan Leavy, 7. Sean O’Brien (Josh van der Flier 67′), 8. Jack Conan.Replacements not used: 21. Luke McGrath.CONNACHT: 15. Tiernan O’Halloran, 14. Niyi Adeolokun, 13. Peter Robb, 12. Craig Ronaldson (Bundee Aki 19′), 11. Cian Kelleher (Stacey Ili 69′), 10. Jack Carty, 9. Kieran Marmion (Caolin Blade 77′); 1. JP Cooney (Finlay Bealham 38′), 2. Dave Heffernan (Shane Delahunt 59′), 3. Conor Carey (Dominic Robertson-McCoy 53′), 4. Quinn Roux (James Cannon 59′) 5. Andrew Browne, 6. Sean O’Brien (Eoin McKeon 53′), 7. Jake Heenan, 8. John Muldoon (captain).Referee: John Lacey (IRFU).The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add! Leinster power past Connacht to move top of Pro12 Tries from wingers Adam Byrne and Barry Daly seals convincing win for Leo Cullen’s men. Leinster 24Connacht 13– Ryan Bailey reports from the RDSA HALLOWEEN THRILLER at the RDS for Leinster but another visit to Dublin which will haunt Pat Lam and Connacht. Adam Byrne celebrates his try. Source: James Crombie/INPHOThe western province’s winless run at this venue goes on as they were outplayed, outmuscled and overrun by a powerful Leinster performance.Even without a number of their internationals, Leo Cullen’s men were dominant for large parts and their resilient defence and clinical attacking edge was enough to comfortably account for the Pro12 champions.The only blot on the hosts’ copybook was the late concession of a try, although the contest was settled at that point after second-half tries from wingers Adam Byrne and Barry Daly.Leinster’s sixth win of the season sees them move back level on points with Ospreys and Glasgow Warriors at the Pro12 summit. The victory also stretches the province’s winning run at home to 19 matches.For Connacht, another disappointing trip to the capital for them and their band of travelling supporters. Joey Carbery escapes the attention of John Muldoon. Source: James Crombie/INPHOWith the weight of history on their shoulders, they started the game much the brighter and deployed an early kicking game, with a fast start giving no indication as to what was to come.Cian Healy was penalised by referee John Lacey at the breakdown and Craig Ronaldson, in fine form off the tee, made no mistake to open the scoring.By the time the centre dissected the posts for the second time after 14 minutes, Connacht had already stamped their authority on the game and had done so in their own trademark fashion. It is a joy to watch each and every time.Everything Connacht had at one end — powerful running and delightful offloading — Leinster lacked at the other. The groans from the home support were becoming increasingly audible.There was frustration directed at Lacey too. The official lacked consistency in his decision-making at the breakdown and the home side felt they were coming out the wrong side.When he did award Leinster a penalty, after Joey Carbery made a big defensive hit, the home side regained a semblance of control and got themselves on the board after 24 minutes. John Lacey shows Sean O’Brien yellow. Source: James Crombie/INPHOIt was no coincidence that as Leinster settled into the game, the likes of Healy and man of the match Dan Leavy started to impact proceedings at the breakdown. It was an area Leinster dominated, although they weren’t helped by Sean O’Brien’s recklessness.A moment of madness — charging into the ruck to clear Peter Robb out with his shoulder — deprived him of valuable game time in just his second game back. Perhaps a bit of rustiness and eagerness, if we are to give him the benefit of the doubt.During his time in the bin, Leinster weren’t disrupted. Nacewa again was accurate off the tee to restore parity and the Fijian made no mistake a minute from the break to put the hosts into the lead for the first time.At that juncture, Cullen’s men were asking serious questions of Connacht’s defensive line and it led to a yellow for Robb, after he attempted to intercept Carbery’s pass one-handed. It was, if truth be told, on the harsh side.Even with 14 men, Lam will look back on a missed chance just before the interval as one of the big moments in the game.Having enjoyed little or no territory in the second quarter, the western province exerted serious pressure as the clock turned red only for Leinster to stand firm and force the turnover. The tireless work of O’Brien, Leavy and Jack Conan was one of the game’s deciding factors. Jamison Gibson-Park played the full 80 minutes for Leinster. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOIt meant Leinster’s lead remained in tact as the players headed for the dressing rooms and it stayed that way for the rest of the game.While the visitors always possessed a dangerous threat with their explosive running game, a series of uncharacteristic handling errors left them frustrated.Leinster’s defence was watertight too, always making the crucial tackle or having enough cover when required.Even the introduction of Bundee Aki, who replaced Ronaldson during the first half after the former Lansdowne man suffered a head injury, failed to click Connacht into gear on a frustrating evening for the Pro12 champions.The opening try of the game was started, and finished, by Byrne on his first involvement of the season. The UCD winger darted through the wall of green shirts on halfway to set Conan away.The flanker’s kick-and-chase forced Connacht to scramble back and although they averted the initial danger, Leinster worked it wide via Jamison Gibson-Park and Sean Cronin for Byrne to dot down in the corner.Connacht never looked like working their way back into the contest, and Leinster sealed victory five minutes from the end as Daly capped a fine game on debut by diving over on this near side. Disappointment for John Muldoon and Connacht. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOThere was still enough time for Shane Delahunt to merely add gloss to the scoreboard at the other end after Ian Nagle’s missed tackle but it will be of scant consolation for Lam and his men as they suffer another RDS humbling. 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Crete defiant in referendum

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Old wounds heal slowly on Greece’s largest island of Crete, where many of its residents were alive when Nazi paratroopers invaded the island with all of the firepower and might of the Third Reich in May of 1941. Crete’s towns and villages are filled with 80- and 90-year old residents who are vocal about the future of their country that they themselves fought for seven decades earlier.A pensioner from Chania, Manolis Bassias, was defiant as he waited in line to get his 120 euro allocation of his pension just one day before Greece’s historic referendum.“We Cretans have waited in worse lines,” he said, continuing with a story of his fellow villagers being lined up in the village of Kontomari in June of 1941, where dozens of his fellow villagers were shot in a firing squad after Nazi Germans invaded Crete.“We’ve waited in worse lines than these and we will continue to wait, to show these people that we have pride, we have dignity,” Bassias said.The island of Crete voted overwhelmingly in favour of the ‘NO’ vote that was also advocated by the SYRIZA government of Alexis Tsipras. Crete’s largest district, Heraklion, recorded a whopping 71 per cent to 29 per cent margin.Th other districts were also overwhelmingly ‘NO’, including Chania with a 74 per cent-26 per cent margin, Rethymnon with a 65 per cent-35 per cent margin and Agios Nikolaos with a 63 per cent-37 per cent margin. In the village of Anogeia, which was burned to the ground by the Nazis during World World II, villagers donned their traditional black dress and headscarves and voted overwhelmingly ‘NO’, many bringing with them stories from the Nazi occupation in the early 1940s – stories that have been carried down to the younger generations who see German interference with their country as yet another example of an attempted occupation.Back in Chania, Mr Bassias was just as defiant the day after we caught him waiting in line at the bank. Waiting at the local elementary school, which was designated as a local polling station, he said: “The Germans tried beating us with tanks once, and now with banks. We must say ‘NO’ again, just like we did 70 years ago.”Source: The Pappas Postlast_img read more

Triple Threat for Smackdown Womens Title at Superstar ShakeUp advertised

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first_img Google+ Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Videos Articles Charlotte Flair As reported a couple of weeks ago, the WWE will be returning to Montreal on April 15 and April 16, 2019 for RAW and Smackdown Live. They are calling it the “International Superstar Shake-up”, featuring changes to both rosters.The local TV advertisement has Asuka defending her Smackdown Women’s Championship in a triple threat match against Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair on April 16.They are also still advertising Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley for the Intercontinental Championship, despite Lashley losing the title at Elimination Chamber.As always, cards and advertisements from WWE are subject to change.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Now Playing Up Next Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Facebook Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Paul Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Are Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Dating?center_img Asuka, Becky Lynch, And Charlotte In Triple Threat Title Match WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands First match announced for WWE NXT’s debut on the USA Network in two weeks Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE promotes “International Superstar Shake-up” for upcoming Montreal TV tapings Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Becky Lynch Vince McMahon messes with Kofi Kingston yet again teasing title shot at Fastlane Videos Articles Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rouseylast_img read more

Emery bids PSG goodbye

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first_imgUnai Emery has officially left his post at Paris Saint-Germain and has taken the opportunity to bid the club supporters goodbye and thank everyone at the clubThe Spaniard has been replaced by Thomas Tuchel at PSG, despite having led them to a domestic treble this season.Since arriving from Sevilla in the summer of 2016, Emery won 87 of his 113 games in charge of the Parisians and collected seven trophies in his two seasons at PSG.The 46-year-old posted this message on his personal website to thank everyone at PSG.“Hello everyone,“A page turns for both PSG, myself and my staff, after two intense seasons from which we will remember many good things.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“The first day the PSG contacted us, the meeting where the President explained to me what he wanted from us, the presentation, the first time in the Park with our fans …“Beyond the titles and this adventure that has lasted for almost two years, it is the people we met who will mark our minds. That’s why I can only thank all those Paris fans who have supported us since the first day, in the good and the bad times, the players with whom we worked with and that we saw progress but which also made us progress ourselves, all those with whom we have lived these long days of work at Camp des Loges, at the club …“And the President who showed me his support and his honesty at all times. So many people and professionals who accompanied us in this way to continue building a better PSG to dream even bigger!“After this great experience in the City of Light that has welcomed us so warmly and in this Championship that continues to grow, we leave the Park, empty behind us but still magical, and we prepare for a new challenge, while remaining Parisians.“A big THANK YOU and SOON, and a very strong GO TO PARIS !!!”Emery has recently been linked with the West Ham vacancy and is believed to set to meet the board at the London Stadium to discuss the role.last_img read more

Gareth Bales decision key to Pochettinos future

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first_imgReal Madrid forward Gareth Bale could help determine the future of Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino.The European champions have been tracking Pochettino for the best part of two years and are prepared to match United’s offer for the former Southampton boss. United are believed to be in the race for Pochettino after sacking Jose Mourinho last week. That means that Los Blancos must dig deep in the summer to stand any chance of winning the battle for the former Espanyol boss.Spurs are reportedly looking at least £45m in compensation and Pochettino is expected to get a massive pay rise at Old Trafford. Spurs have first option to buy back Bale on the cheap which could help the Spanish giants secure the services of Pochettino.Certainly, the idea of the Wales international returning to the club he left nearly half-a-decade ago would be a tempting one for Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.Re-signing the former PFA player of the year, even at a reduced price would be a statement of intent for the North London club for the upcoming season.Kieran trippier, Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham HotspursTrippier and Pochettino try to clear up a war of words George Patchias – September 13, 2019 The apparent war of words between Kieran Trippier and Mauricio Pochettino is thought to be nothing more than a misunderstanding.Trippier was sold by Tottenham…At least, that’s the believe for former Tottenham Hotspur defender Terry Fenwick.He said, according to Daily Star:“The squad is fantastic already but I’m hoping Daniel and Mauricio get their heads together and bring in one or two world-class players.“If they don’t spend I think he will leave.”last_img read more

Coast Guard crews intercept Cuban migrants 50 miles from Florida Keys

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first_imgKEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) – The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a 30-foot boat making its way to Florida with 26 Cuban migrants on board.The boat was stopped nearly 50 miles from the Florida Keys around 10:30 a.m., Tuesday.Officials said one migrant was transferred to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for further investigation.The other 25 migrants returned to Cuba on board the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Electronic Gaming Monthly to Offer iPadStyle Mags Over Facebook

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first_imgBuilding a “Facebook Newsstand”Using Screenpaper technology, publishers will be able to display their digital edition on Facebook. “The newsstand is comprised of a reader that lets you see the magazine on Facebook or pull it out of Facebook environment, as well as access and purchase other magazines,” says Harris. Individual publishers can decide their own issue price for the newsstand. Print editions of EGM will feature codes that allow readers access to premium digital content that people reading free version can’t get. While Harris won’t reveal specifics, he said publishers using Screenpaper technology will face upfront set-up charges, rather than a revenue share. Meanwhile, wedding brand has also launched a proprietary iPad application that it developed in-house. The Knot app includes a wedding community where brides can read articles and chat with other brides; a digital scrapbook that lets brides clip more than 700 articles, pages and images within a page and have it organized by category; share and send capabilities with e-mail Twitter and Facebook as well as more than 20 videos including step-by-step guides. A video demo of The Knot app is available here. In January 2009, Ziff Davis Media shuttered Electronic Gaming Monthly. Later that year EGM founder Steve Harris purchased the assets back and by the first half of 2010, the magazine returned to print and the newsstand. Like many magazines, the next step for EGM is to master the iPad but the magazine says it’s going a step further by introducing a digital magazine solution providing “iPad-style magazines accessible and viewable on Facebook” (a sample of EGM’s digital version can be found here). In a tweet announcing the new service, Harris wrote, “It’s something that we’ll be making available to all publishers very soon. It seamlessly integrates a commerce front-end with viewing and sharing within the Facebook community.” The effort started specifically for EGM but grew into the launch of a new company called Screenpaper Media that leverages Adobe’s AIR as well as the “one-stop shop” that other vendors tout. “We built our own solution that lets us embed video and audio and do things advertisers would want and we started to realize we were creating something other publishers would find of interest,” says Harris. “We wanted to make sure the platform we created isn’t something that required a separate back-end for a Web site or a separate back end for Facebook or the iPad. We wanted to create something that with same source files-not just PDFs or jpgs or whatever page is that you’re trying to repurpose-enables you to graft on top of that video and audio and lets you output to all those sources-browser, Facebook, Android, iPad-with a single button push.” last_img read more