first_imgKarl Denson and his Tiny Universe took Jam Cruise 15 by storm, with the multi-instrumentalist and vocalist and his all-star ensemble putting on quite the show for fans on day two of the cruise this year. Jam Cruise and TourGigs have just released pro-shot footage from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe’s performance aboard the boat on January 21st with this stellar video of the group taking on Don Gardner’s classic tune, “My Baby Likes To Boogaloo.” Denson led the charge, energizing the crowd from the get-go with this upbeat number. You can watch the video of the KDTU performance below. If that’s not enough to get your fix, you can also check out our recap of Jam Cruise’s post-cruise celebration that’s chock full of videos from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and The Motet’s joint party. You can check out more information about Jam Cruise 16, which will be pulling out of harbor on January 17th, 2018, and headed for Roatan, Honduras and Grand Cayman Island here.last_img read more

first_img1 Zip Code New Cases 434 1 82 0.4% 14701- Jamestown2 Symptoms 0 80-8969 1 35 2.1% 13.97% 14716- Brocton1 14712- Bemus Point3 14781- Sherman0 60-69229 Fatality Rate 1.8% Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Percent of Total Cases 1 20-29350 0 3 Percent 7 6 14747- Kennedy0 3 Age Group 0.1% 0.8% 14724- Clymer2 0 14787- Westfield1 14710- Ashville2 13.44% 1 4.8% 50-59223 0.1% 14752- Lily Dale0 20.54% 14136- Silver Creek3 3 14769- Portland0 14723- Cherry Creek1 Total Cases 33 1.47% 0.2% 40-491 40-49215 50-591 14736- Findley Lake0 12.62% 90+25 319 0.2% 21.0% Total Deaths 30 2 14726- Conewango Valley0 COVID-19 Cases by Presence of Symptoms at Time of Interview 32 Number 2 2 14 0 5 No189 35 14728- Dewittville0 14081- Irving2 21 1 Active Cases 14138- South Dayton1 4 60-693 80-897 14740- Gerry0 14767- Panama0 0.5% 14782- Sinclairville0 All Ages20 0 14048- Dunkirk4 0-19238center_img 70-797 5.47% 14738- Frewsburg1 4 14757- Mayville0 14750- Lakewood1 32 1.0% 16 11.38% 14062- Forestville0 0.7% 13.44% 22 0.0% 1 14720- Celoron0 1.9% 47 0.8% 14775- Ripley1 19 13 25.5% 14733- Falconer0 14722- Chautauqua0 26 0.6% 0.8% 0.8% 1.17% 0.8% 0.47% 0-390 14 14166- Van Buren Point0 75.26% 8 1.3% 2.0% COVID-19 Cases by Known Age 10.14% 4 4.05% 2.8% 10 1.1% 7.51% 30-39194 17 2 CDC Stock Image.MAYVILLE – A new COVID-19 related death and 29 new cases of the virus were reported in Chautauqua County on Tuesday afternoon.According to stats posted on the County Health Department’s new COVID-19 dashboard, there are now 1704 cases with 171 of them active.Furthermore, there 13 people hospitalized with COVID-19 locally.Plus, 868 residents and 10 travelers are quarantined. The county’s seven-day infection rate is at 3.7%.A breakdown of the new information released today is posted below:COVID-19 Cases by ZIP Code of Residence 24.74% 9 9 Age 3 14784- Stockton1 1 0.4% Number 0.00% 0.45% 14063- Fredonia3 4 Percent Yes575 3.3% 70-79128 5 0.5% 3 2.1% 7 56 Symptoms Known764 22 90+1 358 1.2% 14 1.9% 8 13 3 18.7% 1 12 Fatality Rate by Age Group 34 4.00% 1.31%last_img read more

first_imgI want to thank Senator Illuzzi, chairman of the Senate EconomicDevelopment Committee, for proposing language that moves the pending housingbill in the right direction.  Ive advanced responsible, common sense reforms to address thehousing crisiswithout increasing the tax burden.  The mostimportant proposals are the creation of a land bank to make surplus state landavailable for housing, and the New Neighborhoods initiative to expeditepermitting for housing in existing residential areas.  With the lowest foreclosure rate in the country, Vermont has done much better than otherstates.  Because of our strong consumer protection laws Vermont continues to have one of the lowestpercentages of sub-prime adjustable rate loans of any state in thecountry.  Nevertheless, Vermonters have not been entirely immune frompredatory lending practices or the repercussions of the national economic downturn in the real estate markets.   I believe we must do more to helpfamilies at risk of losing their homes.  As Governor, I have no more importantjob than securing and strengthening the economy for all Vermont families.  Indeed, the foremostresponsibility of all electedofficials is to tackle the economic challenges that face our state.  Andthe dimensions of our current challenge are clear. ### Ive asked the Banking Division to help Vermonters on the brinkof foreclosure negotiate with their lenders 60 day grace periods.  This willprovide relief and time for our mortgage assistance specialist to helphomeowners and lenders map out other financing mechanisms and alternatives toforeclosure. JAMES H. DOUGLAS            GOVERNOR ***Safe and affordable homes are important economic assets for families,peace of mind for workers who want to live near their job and theirchildrens school, and important recruiting tools foremployers.   The economists have been clear: housing development andrelated industries are key to our economic success, and making homeownershipmore accessible to working Vermonters has to be a significant piece of oureconomic growth strategy.  I asked them to reach beyond the usualsolutions of Montpelier. I told them clearly and this plan reflects it that Vermont cannot tax orregulate its way out of this downturn. ***Expanding the economy requiresthat we put homeownership within reach of every family and help those who maybe perilously close to seeing that dream slip away.  Over the last several years wevetaken a number of positive steps to make our economy stronger, but the unusualconditions of the national economya sub-prime mortgage crisis, spikingenergy costs, and an international credit crunchrequire Vermont to take decisiveaction. The proposals I present today are by nomeans the only steps we cantakein fact, there is more we can do over the long termbut theseare steps that we can take before the Legislature adjourns.  The problem we have is a simple one: Supply.  There justarent enough moderately priced, affordable houses being built.  Permittingcosts and a short supply of developable land are instead driving the market toproduce expensive homes that are priced out of reach of working Vermonters. This initiative will make $10 million available for Vermontersto finance manufactured homes and an additional $7.4 million available for cash downpayment, closing or repair assistance to other borrowers. v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}.shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) }JAMES H. DOUGLAS            GOVERNOR The House, on the other hand, has resisted this idea.   ButIm hopeful the Speaker will recognize that now is not the time to erectbarriers to job creation and economic growth.  Now is the time to removethese barriers and put the economic security and prosperity of our familiesahead of politics.  ***In addition, I am offering a Targeted Manufacturing Payroll Tax Creditdesigned to provide support to manufacturing companies in areas of our statewith the highest unemployment rates.  These companies are particularlyimportant to their communitiesin many cases employing multiplegenerations of the same familyand they are important to themanufacturing legacy of Vermont.  We must promote business growth. We must welcome new jobs and new industries. We must tear down barriers torecovery, and keep them down for areturn to prosperity.  We must control spending and lower taxes.  Andwe must work tirelessly for the people of Vermont.  ***The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) can provide an economicstimulus by offering very low-interest capital to businesses.  The Economic Growth Subsidy Program I propose would offer $18 million in lowcost capital for business expansion and start-ups.  These resources are aproven means of stimulating business capital investment, which in itselfencourages additional economic activity.  During this economic crunch, we need toextend assistance to homeowners who are having trouble making ends meet orfirst-time buyers who need an extra boost.  Through VHFA, I am proposingto leverage state retirement funds to provide $17.4 million in additional capacitythat will provide affordable and responsible financing and refinancing optionsfor low and middle-income Vermonters. It may not be a problem of our making,but some of the solutions to the recession are in our hands today.  Thats why, in anticipation of Tuesdays economic analysis, I askedmy team to pull together a robust and responsible plan to get Vermont back on track. Governor Announces Economic Growth Initiativecenter_img On Tuesday, we heard from theStates economists who reported that Vermont would not be immune from the effectsof this national downturnconfirming what Vermonters already feel at thegas pump and grocery store.  Thats why I am pleased to announce today the creation of the Vermont Mortgage Assistance Program.  Thisprogram will have a dedicated Mortgage Assistance Specialist within thedepartment of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration(BISCHA), who will staff a new toll-free assistance line for Vermonters who areat risk of defaulting on their mortgage.  That number is1-888-568-4547.  State of Vermont Today, I present a 15 point initiativethat will encourage immediate economic growth, create jobs, and help to ensurethat Vermontemerges from this challenge with a stronger and more resilienteconomy.   In total, this package has the potential to generatemore than $214 million in direct economic activity and millions more inindirect economic multipliers.  The majority in Montpelier must understand these economicrealities and must refocus their attention away from boutique issues,endless studies and pet projects; they must join me in the hard work ofeconomic relief.    Im also proposing that we pledge aportion of the States moral obligation commitment to back $30-$60 millionthat the VHFA can use to provide low interest mortgage financing to eligiblelow and middle-income borrowers.  They should also act on my Urban Homestead proposal.  Allthroughout Vermontsdowntowns there are buildings with thriving commercial space on the first floorbut underutilized space on the upper floors.  By providing Urban Homesteadtax incentives, we can encourage first-time homeowners to invest in thesespaceshelping to significantly increase economic activity in ourdowntowns and village centers.  State of Vermont   OFFICE OFTHE GOVERNOR ***To help create more jobs, I also call onthe Legislature to pass my proposal to immediately target up to $10 million in Vermontemployment growth (VEGI)tax credits toward Vermontbusinesses that use environmentally friendly processes or createenvironmentally friendly technology.  And I will also present to theLegislature Tuesday a package establishing Opportunity ZonesIndustrial facilitiesthat have been vacant for five years or more and can be renovated and leasedtax free to employers who locate there and create more jobs.  The economic value of these housing and job creation provisions aloneare very substantial.  The Agency of Commerce and Community Developmentprojects that over the next year the New Neighborhoods initiative can result inmore than 400 new homes, create more than 600 new jobs and inject into oureconomy nearly $22 million in direct construction wages, while adding $44million to the grand list.  Over three years, this initiative could resultin 1,200 new homes, over 1,000 new jobs and $90 million or more in constructionwages. Essex Jct., Vt. At the 2008 Vermont Home and Garden Show Saturday, April 19, 2008, Governor Jim Douglaspresented a 15-point economic package to encourage growth, create jobs and helpVermont emerges from the current national economic challenge with a strongerand more resilient economy.    In total, the package has thepotential to generate more than $214 million in direct economic activity andmillions more in indirect economic multipliers. The text of the Governorsannouncement is below. ***In 1976, as my wife Dorothy and I werejust starting our family, we struggled to find a lender to finance the purchaseof our first home.  Luckily, the Vermont Housing Finance Agency was thereto help.  Through one of VHFAs assistance programs, we were able tobuy our home in Middlebury that we still live in today. As the national economy softens and thecountry confronts a recession, our families are feeling the economic squeeze.Vermonters want Montpelierto take immediate and aggressive steps to strengthen the economy, create jobsand provide relief from rising costs for those who need it most.  Thoseactions will be my main focus with the Legislature in the coming weeks. I again call on the Legislature to pass the updated New Neighborhoods initiativeorsomething substantially like itthat streamlines our permit process andprovides incentives for communities to approve new construction. These targeted proposals are an importantbridge for those Vermonters who need a helping hand to afford their first homeor simply to stay in the home they love. Official Statement of the GovernorAnnouncing an Economic Growth InitiativeSaturday, April 19, 2008 Today, I offer the Legislature a simpleinvitation: join me in helping Vermontbecome the first state to emergefrom the national recession.  Join me in shaping an economy for thefuture. Join me in the hard work we were sent to Montpelier to do.   Based on an analysis conducted by the Department of Labor, this 2%credit on taxable payroll would apply to manufacturers in many northeastern andnorthwestern communities.  ***Vermontswood product industry has faced difficult times in recent years.  I willbe asking the Agency of Natural Resources to continue to increase the amount of timberoffered on state land each year.  This will be done in asustainable manner, in keeping with our commitment to the health of forestecosystems.  By extending the States forest resources responsibly,we can provide an important opportunity to an industry that is essential to thelast_img read more

first_imgAdult (season passes): $559 Where is the best place to stay in the area? And if they are looking to buy? How many beginner, intermediate, and expert trails are there? Our main village area is home to a variety of great bars and restaurants including the Junction, Cheat Mountain Pizza, and the Sunset Cantina. Skiable acres? 257 acres Opening day? Friday, December 4 (weather permitting) Under 4 (ages 0-4): $39 What are the best après ski activities at the resort and in the area? We have a wide variety of lodging options here on top of the mountain, the best of which are part of our Brigham Collection of luxury lodging. Almost all mountain top lodging is either ski-in/ski-out or a very short walk to the slopes. First Tracts Realty can help you find the perfect condo or mountain home. Yes! Almost all of the activities mentioned above are family friendly. Child(ages 5-12): $449 What activities are available beyond the slopes? Do you offer any family friendly activities? As we look forward to welcoming you back to the mountain this winter, please know that the health and well-being of our employees, community, and guests is our top priority. To help protect one another and limit the spread of COVID-19, we will be implementing new policies and procedures in line with state and industry guidelines throughout all facets of the resort. This will include capacity management, mask requirements, elevated sanitation efforts, social-distancing policies, pre-shift employee screenings, and much more. Number of slopes? 60 We’ve got snowmobile tours, off-road RZR tours, horseback tours, an arcade, an escape room, a full-service spa, and plenty of shopping and dining. Number of lifts? 14 Pass prices? Our annual Ridiculous Pass Sale is the best time to buy. It’s an unlimited season pass that we offer in early March, that is good for the rest of the current season and the entire next season as well. It usually costs less than $250. Pricing and timing is not yet set for this season’s sale. What guidelines and protocols have you put in place to keep visitors and employees safe during COVID-19? Average inches of snowfall? 180 inches What are the best runs and why? Of course! The Snowshoe Bike Park has gained global notoriety and hosted the UCI World Cup race in the fall of 2019. It’s not just for World Cup racers though. We have some of the best beginner mountain biking terrain in the country and our bike instructors are top notch. You can rent the protective equipment as well as bikes from the MAC. Shaver’s lake serves as our snowmaking reservoir in the winter, but in the summer it’s great for paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, or playing on our fleet of inflatables. We also have amazing hiking trails, off-road RZR tours, horseback tours, a village zipline, climbing wall, and a eurobungy. Please note that these guidelines are subject to change as we continue to monitor the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Be sure to check back to our website prior to your visit for the most up-to-date information. We’re going galactic. Tubing that is. With the inclusion of a fun new night tubing option at the Coca-Cola tube park, you can now experience the six story, eight lane experience ‘under the lights’ – taking the excitement level up a notch! 24 beginner, 19 intermediate, 16 expert, 5 terrain parks, and 4 glades Longest run? 1.5 miles Base/summit elevation? 3,348 ft/ 4,848ft We offer a variety of lesson packages and we utilize terrain-based learning, an innovative new approach to teaching folks how to ski or snowboard. It has worked wonders for helping it “click” for folks on their first day. That depends on ability level. For beginners, it’s hard to beat Log Slide. Intermediates love Skip Jack and Spruce. For experts, the Western Territory is the place to be. Driving distance to nearest major cities? Richmond, Va. – 3 hoursWashington D.C. – 4 hoursPittsburgh, Penn. – 4 hoursCharleston, W. Va. – 3 hoursStaunton, Va. – 2 hoursRoanoke, Va. – 3 hoursCharlotte, N.C. – 6 hoursRaleigh, N.C. – 7 hoursAtlanta, Ga. – 9 hoursKnoxville, Tenn. – 6 hours If we’re going to operate successfully for a full winter season here on the mountain, we’re going to need your help. As our guest, we ask that you do your part and accept the shared responsibility to take the necessary precautions. Let’s all be kind, be safe, and have fun. Teen (ages 13-17): $559 We have several great shops on the mountain. If you’re looking to buy, head to the MAC, Full Tilt, or the Tool Shed. For renting, check out Expedition Station or Top of the World. High performance demo rentals are available at the MAC. What do you offer beginners who want to learn to ski or snowboard? Are there activities available in the off-season? Where do you recommend visitors buy their gear? What’s new at the resort this year? last_img read more

first_imgAnimal law in the classroom March 1, 2005 Jan Pudlow Senior Editor Regular News Animal law in the classroom Senior Editor Standing at the blackboard at Florida State University College of Law, Cindy McNeely teaches class holding a toy poodle in the crook of her arm.This isn’t just any dog. This isn’t just any class. And this isn’t just any teacher.The dog’s name is Hemi. Though his back legs are paralyzed from being hit by a car, and he has to wear a diaper, his eyes are alert and bright. If dogs can smile, Hemi is beaming.The class is Animal Law, where nine students are engrossed in a discussion about what rights, if any, animals have, and what their worth is to their human owners beyond market value as property.The teacher is adjunct professor McNeely — 1997-98 editor of the FSU Law Review, former clerk for First DCA Judge Marguerite Davis. Now practicing in a variety of legal areas with her husband Rob McNeely, she’s a mother, vegetarian, and animal lover on a mission to build a no-kill animal sanctuary.Student David Organes offers: “The more you contribute, the more rights you have, the more the law cares about you.”“How do you define contribution?” McNeely asks.“It’s usually defined by economics, and pets supposedly can’t give us anything,” Organes says. But he is quick to add that after reading one of the textbooks, Dog Law, he sees how companion animals really do give their owners a lot.McNeely tosses out: “Are animals like an old pair of slippers, that we can just discard?”That’s why McNeely had tucked Hemi into a ventilated bag and smuggled him into her classroom, where he scrambled around the floor propelled only by front paws, until he was picked up by a few students who cuddled him and fluffed his curly topknot.“I brought Hemi in to give the students a look at one of the animals that would have been killed in a regular shelter, or by most people, because he’s ‘damaged,’” McNeely said. “As I think all of us can see, Hemi is nonetheless a happy, content, not-suffering animal. He deserves a chance to live out his life.”For McNeely, the issue is beyond academic. She is on a spiritual mission to create a no-kill animal sanctuary in the Tallahassee area, because it breaks her heart that too many adoptable animals are routinely killed at the city’s shelter.“To manage animal populations through ‘putting them down’ just because it’s easier on the humans to get rid of them, and more cost efficient—that’s not euthanasia.,” McNeely said. “That’s killing.”Because of a series of fateful events, she is well on her way. It began in 2002, with a heart-wrenching, award-winning expose by the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper on the Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center, complete with graphic photos of piles of animals killed at the shelter. & #x201c;I’m the first person in my family to go to college, let alone law school. I had always been of the mind that if there is something that needs to be done, fix it. Don’t whine about it. Don’t complain. Educate yourself. Don’t leave it to others.”Already, McNeely had known about a no-kill animal sanctuary in Utah called Best Friends, an inspirational prototype.Disturbed over the sad state of affairs at the local animal shelter, late at night, with the kids in bed, McNeely was alone with her thoughts: “I am fortunate enough to be out of law school now, and I have some money coming in. I am going to write a letter to the editor offering to pay to send one shelter employee to the Best Friends conference held in Atlanta.”That letter prompted a like-minded soul, Barb Law, to e-mail McNeely, offering to do the same thing. Eventually, the two women decided not to try to transform the shelter’s philosophy, but to do something themselves.Law holds two full-time jobs as aquatics director of the Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Department, as well as a paramedic in Franklin County.“Barb does lots of rescuing, people and animals. Sometimes, she’ll have someone in the ambulance, and there will be an emaciated dog on the side of the road, and she’ll stop and get the dog,” she says with a grin.This pair of can-do women decided to create Extended Circle Animal Haven.Currently, they have a small three-acre sanctuary for 25 dogs and 20 cats south of Tallahassee. But a group of wealthy entrepreneurs—one whose son is dedicated to animal rescue efforts—heard of the effort and has purchased 2,700 acres west of town.“They are going to build our sanctuary on the property, and they are going to build environmentally sensitive green houses,” McNeely said, sitting in her law office, petting a black cat she calls “the office greeter.”“The development will be themed for companion animal people to all live together in harmony. And the sanctuary will be off on one part of the property. We’re so excited about it. I can’t begin to tell you.”Another volunteer the group has attracted is Kurt Moore, director of corporate research and development at FSU. He is helping Extended Circle create what he calls “an integrated fund-raising program,” which includes getting people to leave money in their wills.“One thing I can say about Cindy and Rob, as a professional fund-raiser, is that they are very organized. By being organized and smart and not trying to reinvent the wheel, they have come a long way in a short amount of time.”As McNeely says: “Lawyers can make things happen.”What she hopes to make happen in her Animal Law class is exposing students to an emerging area of substantive law.“There are definitely people who don’t take this that seriously,” McNeely said. “But you know what? When I was in law school, a lot of people pooh-poohed the women in law classes, like it wasn’t a real class.”It was FSU College of Law Associate Professor Phil Southerland who lured McNeely into co-teaching the first Animal Law class the 2004 spring semester. He remembered McNeely as a smart law student, had read about her efforts to establish the no-kill shelter, and thought she would be the ideal person to involve in a course he had long wanted FSU to embrace as part of its curriculum.“I had not done it, because I feel so passionately about animals and the environment and the way we treat those things,” Southerland said. “I thought I was too biased. I guess I read too much Dr. Doolittle when I was growing up. I think animals communicate and deserve the same treatment you would give human beings. I kept putting it off, but I got the bug last spring. Too many good schools have the course — at least 20, including Harvard. It’s definitely respectable.”McNeely believes so much in educating students about animal law that despite a budget crunch, she agreed to teach pro bono.After class ended, Organes, the second-year student who was very engaged in discussions, sat in a lounge. He said he signed up for McNeely’s class because “it was an opportunity to take a course that you aren’t exposed to every day.”Describing himself as “an animal lover, but not a bleeding heart animal lover,” he admits he is “too much of a carnivore” to give up eating meat. When he is a lawyer, he said he hopes to practice civil rights law. As long as there are still people suffering, he said, he will worry more about their human rights than animal rights.But he’s glad to take the class that has him thinking in new ways.And the lawyer who teaches with a dog nestled in the crook of her arm says with conviction: “You can look historically at whatever source you want to site—the Bible or different treatises written by learned scholars—who justify human rights. A lot of that applies to animals, too. It’s just a matter of whether we will be selfless enough to recognize and extend the rights to the animals. That’s the real question.” For more information on McNeely’s no-kill animal shelter project, go to read more

first_imgAdvertisement Chelsea 0-2 Southampton: Frank Lampard post-match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:41FullscreenChelsea 0-2 Southampton: Frank Lampard post-match press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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You see that he had to play Bukayo Saka at left-back, but he has done very well considering he is an attacker.‘Alexandre Lacazette is back in the team, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is scoring, but Lacazette was sluggish – he needed that game.‘Mesut Ozil was subbed but was not finding the space, so you can see why. I enjoyed the desire and a bit of fight from the Arsenal team I saw at Bournemouth.‘This should lift the big players. He could make a few changes, but my heart is ruling my head here.’ Arteta is preparing for his opening home match as Arsenal manager (Picture: Getty)He added: ‘I think energy is everything, in life, in football and in sports. If we are able to generate this it will give us a lift.‘I was really pleased with how the fans treated the players [against Bournemouth] and I was happy that the players went to see the fans after the game as well because we need that connection.‘Slowly, we need to build that back to where it was. It’s going to be very powerful for us to use that. Hopefully we can change it.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘First I need to convince the players and then, if I can convince the players, afterwards we can convince the fans.‘I think it’s very, very important in my job. At the end of the day they’re expecting a lot from us.‘We have to give them enjoyment, we have to make their lives better and, when we win, it will be better because they will be happier.‘It’s our responsibility and we have to do everything we can to achieve that.’ Advertisement Nicholas has backed Arsenal to get the better of Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Despite Chelsea’s poor run of form, Arteta expects his players to face a ‘really good test’ on Sunday afternoon.‘I know they lost at home again but they are a terrific team,’ the new Arsenal boss said.‘It will be a really good test for us.’ Comment Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal play host to Chelsea at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas believes Arsenal’s players will be ‘lifted’ after their promising performance against Bournemouth and has backed his former club to beat Chelsea this weekend.Mikel Arteta sat in the dugout as Arsenal head coach for the first time on Boxing Day and the Spaniard took encouragement from a positive display despite his side only coming away from Dean Court with a point.The Gunners have managed just one win from 14 in all competitions and Arteta will be desperate for his opening victory on Sunday afternoon in what represents his first home match in charge.Chelsea have experienced a drastic dip of their own and have suffered shock defeats at home to Bournemouth and Southampton over the last fortnight.ADVERTISEMENT Bournemouth 1-1 Arsenal: Mikel Arteta post-match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 2:52FullscreenBournemouth 1-1 Arsenal: Mikel Arteta post-match press conference 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.And while Nicholas concedes it will be a close match at the Emirates, he is hopeful his former club will come out on top.AdvertisementAdvertisementPredicting a 3-2 victory for Arsenal, Nicholas told Sky Sports: ‘Chelsea are still up and down, with significant class and real quality.‘I touched on it last week, but Willian has been class this season – he was left out and they lose at home to Southampton.‘They are in a better shape organisationally. The movement of Willian, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic will cause problems. They have nice pace and nice balance, while Jorginho and N’Golo Kante have been good when they have time on the ball.‘What changes do Chelsea have to make? They are very limited to the changes they can make – the three at back worked at Tottenham but did not work against Southampton. There are too many mistakes within the defence. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 28 Dec 2019 1:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.3kShares Charlie Nicholas backs Mikel Arteta to get first Arsenal win against Chelsealast_img read more

first_imgMesut Ozil sends message to Serge Gnabry after he’s spotted wearing Arsenal shirt FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirus 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.He also netted four times against Arsenal’s fierce rivals Tottenham in the Champions League, writing ‘North London is Red’ on Twitter after his ruthless performance.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTGnabry clearly still has great affection for his old club, and showed it once again on a video call with the Bayern squad – who are self-isolating due to the coronavirus pandemic and training at home – as he donned Arsenal’s bruised banana away kit.Arsenal fans went wild at the sight of Gnabry in their jersey, begging the winger to return to the Emirates, and Ozil appears to feel similarly.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe 31-year-old was dubbed ‘Agent Ozil’ by giddy supporters after he shared the picture of Gnabry repping the Arsenal jersey, even sending him a message on Twitter.‘Once a Gunner – always a Gunner?’ he wrote on Thursday night, tagging his old teammate in the post alongside a couple of emojis. Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 3 Apr 2020 7:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger recently revealed that he had tried to convince Gnabry to stay at Arsenal after his unhappy loan spell at West Brom, but believes Bayern had already persuaded him to move to Bremen as a stepping stone to Munich.The Frenchman said: ‘We had prepared him for us to sign his new contract but then suddenly he wanted to go to Werder Bremen. But it was not Werder Bremen that bought him it was Munich that bought him.‘Because six months or less than one year later he moved from Bremen to Bayern but it was a done deal before. He was at the end of his contract and we thought that he would stay because he told he would stay.’MORE: Arsenal fans go wild as Serge Gnabry proves he’s still a Gunner at heart on InstagramMORE: Mesut Ozil a ‘huge problem’ in Arsenal’s contract renewal talks with Pierre-Emerick AubameyangFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. The Bayern Munich winger sent Gunners fans wild on social media (Pictures: Instagram / Getty)Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil sent a cheeky message to old teammate Serge Gnabry after the winger was seen wearing the club’s kit during a video call with the rest of the Bayern Munich squad.The 24-year-old left the Emirates back in 2016 after an unsuccessful loan spell at West Brom, joining German giants Bayern a year later where his career has gone from strength to strength.Gnabry has become a permanent fixture in both the Bayern and Germany starting XIs, netting 11 goals and laying on nine assists in the Bundesliga last season. Once a Gunner – always a Gunner? 🤔😁 @SergeGnabry— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) April 2, 2020 Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgWillis Towers Watson – Marco Linders has been named senior consultant for business development at Willis Towers Watson Netherlands in Amstelveen. He joins from Mercer, where he has been a business developer for eight years. Before then, he was commercial leader at Dutch consultancy Akkermans & Partners.Redington – The UK-based consultant has announced plans to appoint a dedicated chief executive. Since inception in 2006, co-founders Robert Gardner and Dawid Konotey-Ahulu have held the combined roles of client consultants, co-chief executives, board directors and shareholders. An internal selection process has begun, and a formal announcement will be made in due course, Redington said.ING Pension Fund – Armin Becker has started as director of the pensions bureau of the ING CDC Pension Fund, established in 2014. Previously, he has served as director of the €1bn Arcadis Pensioenfonds, which adopted collective defined contribution arrangements in 2004.Allianz Global Investors – Eugenia Jackson has been appointed as a senior governance specialist and ESG analyst. She joins from F&C Investments, where she was an associate director. Matthew Couzens has been appointed as a regional sales manager for London, joining from Canada Life Investments, where he held a similar role.Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier – Claude Marx has been sworn in as director general of the Luxembourg financial services supervisory authority. He had been appointed to the post last year but took up his position this week. He replaces Jean Guill, who is retiring. Marx joins from Lombard International Assurance, where he was chief executive. He also previously worked at HSBC Private Bank (Luxembourg).Standard Life Investments – Euan Stirling has been promoted to head of stewardship and ESG investment. Stirling joined SLI in 2001 from Schroder Investment Management. He has served as a senior fund manager and investment analyst in the UK equity team. APG, UNOPS, ABP, Kempen Fiduciary Management, Alberta Investment Management Corporation, Achmea Investment Management, Willis Towers Watson, Mercer, Redington, ING Pension Fund, Allianz Global Investors, F&C Investments, Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, Standard Life InvestmentsUNOPS – Bart le Blanc, chairman of the supervisory board at Dutch asset manager APG, has been appointed as a member of the new investment committee of UNOPS, the Copenhagen-based UN organisation for humanitarian, peacekeeping and development missions. UNOPS has also named Knut Kjaer, an external member of the investment committee of the €356bn civil service scheme ABP, on its investment committee. Kjaer is the founding chief executive of the €400bn Norges Bank Investment Management, manager of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund. UNOPS has been managing its investment and treasury services in-house since 1 January. It took over these tasks from the United Nations Development Programme to increase flexibility and efficiency.ABP – Jan van Zijl has been appointed vice-chairman of the €357bn Dutch civil service scheme, as of 1 April. He will succeed Cees de Veer, who is to retire. Van Zijl had been nominated by VSO, the industry organisation for employers in all government sectors. Currently, he is chairman of the MBO Council, the representative body for secondary occupational education and adult education. Previously, he chaired the Council for Work and Income. He has also been an MP for the PvdA party. Meanwhile, Jan Christiaan Hellendoorn as head of corporate communication as of 1 March. In this new position, he will be responsible for communication to participants, the public and the media. Heading a four-strong team, Hellendoorn is to advise the pension fund’s board on strategic matters. He will also be tasked with public affairs, in co-operation with APG, ABP’s asset manager and pensions provider. Hellendoorn has been head of communications at supermarkets chain Albert Heijn since 2005.Kempen Fiduciary Management – Johan Cras has been appointed managing director, based in London. His appointment follows Remco van Eeuwijk’s decision to accept the role of chief risk officer at the Alberta Investment Management Corporation. He joins from Achmea Investment Management, where he was member of the executive committee with responsibility for the fiduciary management business. Before then, he held several positions at Russell Investments, latterly as chief executive for the EMEA region.last_img read more

first_imgDominion Post 7 Dec 2011Alcohol abuse is saddling the health system with “entirely avoidable costs” and causing despair among staff who pick up the pieces, Wellington’s health sector leaders say. In an open letter to The Dominion Post, 14 of the 18 members of Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley district health boards have called for “a community-wide conversation” about alcohol, saying the health system can do only so much on its own.The board members – who are voted in by the public or appointed by the Government – have added their voices to those of staff at both organisations, who have relentlessly decried the end effects of alcohol abuse. Alcohol, as well as contributing to patients showing up at emergency departments, is responsible for a significant proportion of cancers, organ diseases and other long-term illnesses that the health system treats. read more

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Robert Ferrante, centre, said he bought the cyanide for stem cell experiments(BBC) A US neuroscientist has been found guilty of murdering his wife by lacing her energy drink with cyanide.Prosecutors said former University of Pittsburgh researcher Robert Ferrante concocted the plan to kill Autumn Klein after she pressured him to have a second child.Ferrante now faces a mandatory life sentence.Ms Klein’s relatives burst into tears upon hearing the guilty verdict in the Pittsburgh court.“Justice for Autumn,” said her mother, Lois Klein, outside the court.Autumn Klein collapsed at the couple’s home and died in hospitalThe jury deliberated for 15 hours over two days before finding Ferrante, 66, guilty of first-degree murder.Ferrante hung his head when the verdict was read out.Police said Ferrante had given the supplement to his wife on 17 April 2013. She died three days later.Prosecutors described him as a “master manipulator” and said he may also have acted out of fear that she was having an affair or was planning to divorce him.Ferrante had denied poisoning his wife, saying he had bought the cyanide for stem cell experiments.Police said Ferrante used a university credit card two days before Ms Klein fell ill to buy more than 8oz (220g) of cyanide.His lawyers made the case that Ms Klein, 41, might not have been poisoned at all, citing three defence experts who said poisoning couldn’t be conclusively proved.The prosecution, however, maintained that a test on Ms Klein’s blood had revealed a lethal level of cyanide.The blood was drawn while doctors tried for three days to save her life, although the results were not known until after she had died and her body was cremated. Share Tweetcenter_img 240 Views   no discussions HealthInternationalLifestylePrint US researcher guilty of poisoning by: – November 8, 2014 Sharelast_img read more