first_imgFour of the men, including the captain, were given five-year jail sentences while a fifth is facing a prison term of three and a half years.They were detained in the southern Finnish city on 2 July after a woman said she had been raped at a hotel.Eight men were originally held. Two were released soon afterwards.Another of the players was released from detention at the end of August and acquitted by the court in Tampere.The team had been taking part in a tournament ahead of the Rio Olympics when the rape took place at the hotel in which the players were staying.The men had denied the accusation, insisting the woman had given consent.The men given the longer sentences included 27-year-old captain Rolando Cepeda Abreu, Alfonso Gavilan, 21, Ricardo Calvo Manzano, 19, and Osmany Uriarte Mestre, who is also 21. Luis Sosa Sierra, 21, was given a shorter sentence.They were ordered to pay €24,000 (£20,500; $27,000) in compensation to the victim.As the allegations emerged, two of the team coaches were sacked.Despite its depleted squad, Cuba fielded a team in Rio and lost all five of its matches.last_img read more

first_imgGerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working LATEST STORIES Robby Celiz dropped 20 points despite his 5-of-14 shooting for Zark’s, while also contributing five rebounds and five assists.Jerome Ferrer chipped in 12 markers and 10 boards, while RR de Leon had 12 points and five rebounds in the second straight defeat for the Jawbreakers.The scores:CIGNAL HD 107 – Cahilig 15, Jose 12, Potts 10, Perkins 10, Villarias 9, Bartolo 8, Atkins 8, Raymundo 7, Sara 6, Arong 6, Arboleda 5, Sumalinog 5, Bringas 4, Batino 2.ZARK’S BURGER 69 – Celiz 20, De Leon 12, Ferrer 12, Argamino 7, Mangahas 5, Nalos 4, Sheriff 3, Juruena 2, Cayabyab 2, Cariaga 1, Cudal 1, Bautista 0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View comments Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Raymar Jose set the tone for the all-out assault with 12 markers and 17 boards, while Jason Perkins and Davon Potts both nabbed 10 in the game to improve Cignal’s standing to 2-1.The Hawkeyes raced to a 10-2 lead and never looked back, pouncing on the hapless Jawbreakers as they extended the lead to as high as 43, 94-51, with a Dan Sara jumper with 6:10 remaining in the payoff period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThough scoring another rout, coach Boyet Fernandez said that the game should serve as a lesson for Cignal moving forward.“We just have to be ready. We’re falling to a lot of bad behaviors that we shouldn’t do. Our games are back-to-back and we’re playing tougher teams after this. We should be wiser in the coming games,” he said. Quarters: 27-15, 49-28, 80-43, 107-69.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Andreas Cahilig. PBA IMAGESCignal HD easily dispatched Zark’s Burger, 107-69, to score its second win in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Andreas Cahilig took advantage of the blowout, unleashing 15 points, three rebounds, and two assists to topscore for the Hawkeyes.ADVERTISEMENT Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Former pro Salvador hopes for one last shot at PBAlast_img read more

first_imgNow the right thing must be done to cool all hearts. And Liberia Basketball Association President Rufus Anderson has agreed to do just that.Hence, the January 28 date set for the elections for the leadership of the association has been scrapped.Information reaching the Daily Observer yesterday with stakeholders and the administration, with the Liberia National Olympic officials ended with Anderson administration agreeing to do things right.“Mr. Brown recommended to the administration to scrap the January 28 elections,” said an insider who was at the meeting, “and take necessary measures to promote goodwill.”President Anderson accepted the recommendation to carry out the necessary things, he said. “There will be a new date, after Congress.”“At the Congress the administration is expected to outline its activities for the last four years,” he added.The Anderson administration will also provide a financial report, explaining what funds were received from either the private or government; how much was spent and what contracts were signed.The next step, he said, “will be the setting up of an Independent Elections Commission.”The Commission, without the administration’s influence, “will then produce guidelines about eligibility for interested candidates for the various positions.”The LNOC is the mother body to all federations and associations and it has major influence upon them.“The LNOC sponsors periodic clinics to develop athletes and coaches as well as officials,” admitted another observer who was at the meeting, “and hence its officials are very straightforward when it comes to proper administration.”Until the cancellation of the elections yesterday, the Liberia Basketball Association had released detailed guidelines, including fees for positions from president (U$500); vice presidents for administration and operations, (U$400 each); treasurer, (U$300); Financial Secretary, (U$300) and chaplain (U$200).“It was not released by an elections commission,” the Daily Observer was told yesterday, “and as a result it was clear that some club members would be unhappy.”Though the guidelines emanated from the LBA, they quoted in several places election rules by the Federation of the International Basketball Association, (FIBA).It was learned that 14 third division basketball teams, including Destiny Kings, Star 1, Island Clippers, Bong Shooters, Island Calves, Buchanan Braves, Harbel Tappers and Mamba Point Legends did not take part in last season’s league.“Surprisingly,” another insider hinted, “they were qualified to vote despite being irregulars.”The cancellation of the January 28th election may be a major blow to incumbent Rufus Anderson whose administration has already seen a crack in its unity, with its financial secretary claiming financial impropriator.“It means that eligibility status will be announced by the future Elections Commission and not the LBA as it was done,” our source said. Now with a new eligibility status, it means the surprise that the administration had expected can no longer hold.And this provides other candidates who were apparently told were ineligible another opportunity to join the race.“As far as I’m concerned,” said one club president, “we are aware of those who are capable to lead the LBA and therefore it does not make sense to introduce rules to deny potential candidates a chance to give their support to basketball.”This is so because, like football, basketball owners are simply investing their resources in players without returns for their investment. “We must welcome those who are desirous to see a better basketball,” he said.Another added, “We love the game and want to make sure that it survives and develops to take its proper place in Liberia.”That sounds interesting, but with Anderson not ready to go down so easily, the new rules or eligibility and internal discontent may prove his undoing in the end.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,The GAWU would like to make reference to an article appearing in the September 24 edition of Guyana Chronicle where Minister of Finance Winston Jordan promised workers in the public sector a pay rise this year. The Chronicle quoted Minister Jordan as saying “[p]ublic servants will get a salary increase this year and a bigger increase in 2020…” For the beleaguered public servants, hardpressed by the circumstances of contemporary life in Guyana, the promised increase must have been welcome news. How much the increase will be able to alleviate the difficulties of life that public servants find themselves in is an entirely different question altogether.The Minister is also reported to have said that the specific increase would be a product of collective bargaining between the Administration and the GPSU. However, we saw only recently the GPSU President, Mr Patrick Yarde, questioning the sincerity of the Administration’s commitment to collective bargaining. It also did not escape our attention too that the Minister did not hesitate to say that if the ongoing discussions “…do not come to a decisive conclusion, the Administration… will pay something”. It goes to show that a tiger can never lose its stripes.From the article, our Union also noticed that the Minister said the Government was concerned about “…providing a viable, livable wage…” But while the Minister speaks about giving employees in the State sector a pay rise, a move we do not oppose, he and his colleagues, in the now questionable Government, have decided, without any remorse, it seems, not to give the workers of the State-owned sugar sector a raise in pay since they took office.Today, the nation’s sugar workers, the GAWU must reiterate, are essentially working for 2014 pay though times and circumstances have changed dramatically since then. We need not remind the nation of the several measures implemented by the APNU/AFC that have heightened the cost-of-living. We need not remind too that under the coalition Administration, long-standing benefits and other conditions of work enjoyed by sugar workers were simply ignored or suspended altogether. It was, for the GAWU, not surprising, though saddening, to see that between 2014 and 2017, sugar workers were taking home some $284,000 less per annum. That is nearly $24,000 less per month or $6000 per week. Given the situation nowadays, it is neither hard nor difficult to imagine what that has done to the well-being of the sugar workers and their families.So today, while the Minister boasts about a living wage, a concept our nation should embrace, he forgets, unashamedly, that during his time as a national leader, he and his colleagues, by their actions, have pushed workers near to or beyond the poverty line.  He fails to mention that they have been treated like step-children not deserving of equal treatment and pay.Today, the promises heard about 20 per cent increase that was shouted out by nowaday Government officials during the 2015 elections campaign rings hollow. Today, they and their families are forced to pinch every dollar as they struggle daily to make their ends meet. Today, the workers of the sugar industry have retrogressed rather than progressed under the “good life” Government.Yours faithfully,Seepaul NarineGeneral SecretaryGAWUlast_img read more

first_imgST-LAZARE, Man. – A leak from a derailed train carrying oil in western Manitoba has been contained, the railway said Saturday, but some pipeline supporters say the incident highlights the risks involved in moving oil by rail.Canadian National Railway said in a statement that 37 cars carrying crude left the tracks early Saturday morning near St-Lazare, just east of the Saskatchewan-Manitoba boundary.The railway said there was “a partial leak” of crude and it was not known how much oil had spilled.- Advertisement -Later in the afternoon, spokesman Jonathan Abecassis said the leak had been contained and none of the spilled oil made it into the nearby Assiniboine River.CN said there were no reports of injuries or fires, and an environmental team was on scene cleaning up the spill and protecting the environment.Supporters of moving oil via pipelines, who happened to be gathering for a rally in nearby Moosomin, Sask., argued that the spill illustrates that pipelines are a safer alternative to shipping by rail.Advertisement Lowes told the rally he got the news about Saturday’s wreck when the community’s fire chief phoned him.“When I got up in this morning at five o’clock to feed my cows, I did not think I’d be on this stage,” Lowes said.St-Lazare fire chief Owen Jessop said firefighters were called to the scene of Saturday’s derailment about eight kilometres south of the community at about 3 a.m., noting it was dark and hard to see anything.Jessop said the train crew was fine, and firefighters set up a perimeter to keep people away from the wreck.He said the smell was similar to a gas station.Advertisement “If you’ve got trains, you’re going to have derailments,” said Barry Lowes, reeve of the Rural Municipality of Ellice-Archie, Man., which surrounds St-Lazare.Lowes, who attended the pro-pipeline rally on Saturday, said “quite a bit” of oil had spilled and there was a foul smell in the area.“I could see (the railcars) off the track. I could see machinery working down there,” said Lowes, noting that one farmer lives close to the derailment.He said it’s not the first derailment in the community: in 1991, about 400 residents of St-Lazare fled their homes when a train derailment spilled dangerous chemicals. They returned six days later.Advertisementcenter_img The Transportation Safety Board has deployed a team of investigators to the site.Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, who spoke at the pro-pipeline rally, told reporters the derailment backs up the rally’s message that oil is best transported by pipeline.“This does underscore the importance of the proper approval and regulatory process, so that we are actually able to ensure that we get that energy product in pipelines, not only for safety, but for economic reasons as well as environmental reasons,” Moe said.last_img read more

first_imgWhat user experience (UX) and web professional events are happening this month in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio?Find out in my monthly events calendar!If you work on the web, you know it’s a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers.And it takes time to find interesting local events.That’s why I publish a monthly calendar of user experience and web professionals events for our area.I include events open to the public in my calendar; no need to join a group to find out what their event is about. In this month’s calendar, you’ll find a talk about creating accessible applications, discover what to include on your website launch checklist, learn about global design firm projects for the automobile and mobility industry, and more.While I don’t attend every event on the calendar, I usually make it to one or two events each week. I’d love to meet you. When you see me, stop by and say hi!Apps Are For Everyone…Right? Inclusive MobileDate: April 1, 2019 at 6:30pmLocation: Arbormoon Software, Inc. in Ann Arbor, Michigan (map and directions to Arbormoon Software, Inc.)Cost: free, pre-registration requestedYou’ve developed a responsive mobile app, with meaningful content and responsive imagery. But have you designed your app with accessibility in mind? At this month’s Mobile Monday Ann Arbor event, Jeanette Washington will discuss the importance of accessibility, highlight the difference between accessibility apps and apps with accessible components, and discuss recent legal ramifications of inaccessible apps.15 Minutes of Fame: Podcast Day at TechTownDate: April 4, 2019 at 2:30pmLocation: TechTown Detroit in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to TechTown DetroitCost: $5, pre-registration requestedWant to create a podcast? Here’s your chance to get 15 minutes of airtime with a professional producer and equipment. Share your entrepreneurial story, how to your started your business, and your small business expenses. Your episode will be emailed to you and uploaded to TechTown’s SoundCloud account. Only 18 time slots are available, so register early! Code and CoffeeDate: April 8, 2019 at 6:30pmLocation: Grand Circus in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to Grand Circus)Cost: $5.00, pre-registration requiredJoin our Metro Detroit WordPress group for a casual event to work on your latest WordPress project and mingle with fellow meetup members.No agenda for the meetup, but an opportunity to talk WordPress with fellow users and developers. Bring your laptop to work on projects or your notebook to take notes. Design Thinking Professional Development WorkshopDate: April 10, 2019 at 5:00pmLocation: Detroit Center for Design and Technology, Lawrence Technological University in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to Detroit Center for Design and Technology)Cost: Free, pre-registration requiredHosted by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, educators and non-profit organization staff are invited to this free two-hour interactive workshop. You will explore strategies that engage youth, promote critical thinking, and foster creative problem-solving skills. Drinks x Design: Detroit City of DesignDate: April 11, 2019 at 5:30pmLocation: MoGo in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to MoGo)Cost: Free, pre-registration requiredJoin Design Core Detroit for a panel discussion by winners of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s National Design Awards.Cara McCarty, Director of Curatorial at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will moderate the panel of winners, which include:David Malda, Principal, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (2011 Landscape Architecture Award)Chris Reed, Founder and Director, Stoss Landscape Urbanism (2012 Landscape Architecture Award)Craig Wilkins, architect, academic, and author (2017 Design Mind Award)Richard Roark, Partner, OLIN (2008 Landscape Architecture Award)Launching Your Website, Checklist of What to do Before and AfterDate: April 16, 2019 at 6:30pmLocation: Grand Traverse Pie Company in Plymouth, Michigan (map and directions to Grand Traverse Pie Company)Cost: free, pre-registration requiredAt our April West Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup Group meetup, Suzanne Seibel will explain how she uses Trello to create her website launch checklist of “must-dos”—what you need to do before and after you launch your website.Global Design Firms that “Rock” Automotive UXDate: April 24, 2019 at 6:00pmLocation: Michigan Beer Company in Novi, Michigan (map and directions to Michigan Beer Company)Cost: Free, pre-registration is requiredThe April 2019 meetup of the Michigan Automotive & Mobility UX group will focus on UX services and activities of global design firms that work on auto & mobility industry projects. Speakers haven’t been confirmed yet, check their event listing for more details.Share EventsIt’s impossible to include every event happening in our area. If you know of other public events that aren’t on the list, share them in the comments.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedJuly 2019 User Experience and Web Professional EventsWhat user experience (UX) and web professional events are happening this month in southeast Michigan? Find out in my monthly events calendar! If you work on the web, you know it’s a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it…In “Calendar”August 2016 User Experience and Web Professional EventsWhat user experience (UX) and web professional events are happening this month in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio? If you work on the web, you know it’s a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it takes time to find…In “Calendar”January 2018 User Experience and Web Professional EventsWhat user experience (UX) and web professional events are happening in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio? Find out in my monthly events calendar! If you work on the web, you know it’s a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And…In “Calendar”last_img read more

first_imgLoss Prevention Manager, Boston Stores, (WI) Our Loss Prevention Managers maintain loss prevention policies and procedures, provide training and motivation for all store associates, and work with store management to keep shrinkage and loss to a minimum. They also promote awareness through workshops, conduct audits, and monitor case preparation to ensure high quality work… Learn morePresident, The Loss Prevention Foundation, (NC) The President is the key management leader of The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF). The President is responsible for overseeing the administration, revenue generation, marketing, programs, strategic plan and industry outreach of the organization. The position reports directly to the Executive Committee… Learn more[text_ad use_post=’2385′]- Sponsor – Senior Loss Prevention Associate, Kohl’s, (IL) Develops and implements store awareness programs addressing theft, safety, inventory, and operational controls. Administers product protection strategies, awareness, and deterrence programs in the store. Works in partnership with store management to ensure operational excellence and reduce exposure to theft through operational assessments and associate training/awareness. Supervises loss prevention officers and loss prevention service specialists… Learn moreOrganized Retail Crime Investigator, TJ Maxx, (CA) Responsibilities for this position include manage the internal theft program in a market of high-volume retail store locations. Utilize exception reports, surveillance, and employee tips to generate cases. Work with outside agencies i.e. police, courts, and legal to bring cases to resolution. Teach fact finding/investigation techniques to LP associates. Partner with district/store management to build LP awareness. At TJX, you’ll not only enjoy working for an industry leader, but we also strive to provide a competitive salary and benefits package… Learn more Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

first_imgADT has recently unveiled its new ADT Commercial brand and positioning video as part of its multi-year expansion plans. Since the merger with Protection 1, ADT has built upon its commercial capabilities and customer-focused approach, combining more than ten strategic acquisitions, bringing decades of experience to commercial and national account customers. ADT’s announcement is part of its participation in ISC West, one of North America’s largest security industry trade shows, with more than 30,000 industry professionals and 1,000 exhibitors.“Today marks the official start of significant expansion plans for the ADT Commercial brand as we bring together numerous strategic acquisitions and alliances we’ve recently achieved, including industry leader, Red Hawk,” said Dan Bresingham, executive vice president, ADT Commercial. “We are delivering an expanded product portfolio and geographic reach to our enterprise customers, combined with an obsession for customer service, high quality and commitment to excellence.”Led by Bresingham, the ADT Commercial leadership team has a single-minded focus on security and life safety—having spent the majority of their careers in the industry. The ADT Commercial vision is to offer a unified approach to its customers’ security and life safety needs.- Sponsor – ADT Commercial brings together experience, capabilities and offerings from acquisitions made since merging with Protection 1, with the goal of creating a best-in-class security and life safety provider. Most recently, these acquisitions include Red Hawk Fire & Security, Aronson Security Group, MSE Security, Advanced Cabling and Commercial Protection Systems, Inc.ADT Commercial will serve customers with a broad portfolio of solutions such as enterprise risk management services, IP-based video and access control technologies; intrusion detection; fire/life safety; sprinkler installation and maintenance; banking and ATM sales and services; managed services; remote monitoring via its owned and operated monitoring centers; security only networks design, management and monitoring. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

first_imgIndian cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni riding a bullet on the streets of Ranchi. Photo: PTI.Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been penalised for violating traffic rule during his short stay in his home town here, a senior police officer on Wednesday said.Dhoni was slapped with a fine of Rs 450 for faulty display of number plate on his motorcycle, Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Karthik S said.The registration number of his bike was displayed in vertical manner on the mud guard of the front wheel, which is violation of the Motor Vehicles Act.Dhoni was charged for violation of section 179 of the Motor vehicles Act and section 50 and 51 of the Central Motor Vehicle rule, Karthik said.Ranchi Traffic Police has launched a drive since March 16 to strictly enforce number plate regulation on vehicles.As Dhoni had already left Ranchi to take part in the IPL-8, Karthik said the police spoke to his family members who agreed to pay the fine on his behalf.last_img read more