Month: September 2019

NYPD Removes 25000 Bees From Staten Island Ferry Terminal

first_imgStay on target Truck Crashes While Hauling 130 Million BeesWorld’s Smallest McDonald’s Is Now Open (And It’s for … You might call this a successful sting operation. The New York Police Department’s beekeeping unit removed roughly 25,000 bees from the Staten Island Ferry terminal on Sunday.The bees swarmed a metal awning at the St. George Terminal, which serves the Staten Island Ferry, according to a tweet from NYPD Bees and an NYPD spokesperson. The NYPD arrived at the scene, and cordoned off the area with yellow police tape, so passengers can keep their distance from the colony.At the Staten Island Ferry to retrieve roughly 25k from an awning. Getting great assistance @NYPDSpecialops Truck 5 and PBSI ferry security unit. Lt Molinari made the discovery and the call.— NYPD Bees (@NYPDBees) August 5, 2019Not all the bees went without a fight, though.“I actually got stung,” Officer Darren Mays told the New York Times on Monday. “It happens. There’s a lot of people amazed. There’s a lot of people who are like, ‘I could never do something like that,’ and commended me for being brave.”NYPD Bees safely removed the bees from the scene, and no injuries were reported (aside from May’s sting).Just a follow up to the swarm at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.— NYPD Bees (@NYPDBees) August 5, 2019The beekeeping unit at the NYPD is a special unit made up of two officers and sometimes a third with beekeeping expertise, according to the New York Times. It even has its own Twitter account for bee-related operations and updates.Mays, who had been beekeeping for 11 years, told the Times he had been stung up to four times out of the 30 to 40 times he had helped relocate a swarm. For the Staten Island Ferry Terminal operation, he wore protective netting and a white beekeeping suit top on Sunday and used a Colorado Bee Vac to suck up the bees.The NYPD’s bee team has been called for other high-profile bee operations. In July, officers responded to Yankee Stadium, where a swarm of bees occupied Monument Park in center field.I’d like to thank @Yankees for being such a classy organization for calling a beekeeper to come in and safely remove the honeybees and having them relocated. #mlb #Yankees #nypdbees #beekeeping— NYPD Bees (@NYPDBees) July 15, 2019Swarming is a honey bee colony’s natural means of reproduction. Bees choose nesting sites that are large enough to accommodate their swarm, well protected from the elements and receive a certain amount of warmth from the sun, and have a small entrance located at the bottom of the cavity.Watch: McDonald’s Unveils Tiniest Replica ‘Restaurant’ for BeesMore on Dame’s 180,000 Bees Survive Cathedral FireDoctors Find Four Bees Living Inside Woman’s Eye (And Feeding On Her Tears)Bees Can Do Basic Arithmeticlast_img read more

Segment set for this weeks 310 WWE Smackdown on USA

first_img Triple H Pinterest Scheduled for tonight’s Smackdown taping in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a MizTV segment featuring special guests WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Also advertised is Chris Jericho explaining his actions against AJ Styles on RAW.This will all be taped tonight in Milwaukee to air this Thursday on the USA Network.We are seeking live reports that you can send to videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:35 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 Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission WhatsApp Chris Jericho to defend the AEW World Championship against Cody at Full Gear PPV Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Now Playing Up Next Twitter 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show center_img Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Google+ WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebooklast_img read more

Former WWE star Vader collapses following match in Japan on Thursday

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Pinterest Those articles said he was given 2 years live. It’s only been 5 months since then. Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR I’m confused. Wasn’t there an article not very long ago that Vader was dying? Former WWE and WCW star Vader (Leon White) is said to have collapsed after wrestling a match at Koruaken Hall in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday. Vader was wrestling in a 6-Man Tag, alongside Keiji Muto and AKIRA against WWE Hall of Famer Tatsumi Fujinami, Riki Choshu and Shiro Koshinaka to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of Fujinami’s pro wrestling debut. Vader was said to have collapsed immediately following the match when Antonio Inoki came down for a ceremony honoring Fujinami. Vader was able to leave on his own power to the back and attended a party held by Fujinami in the hours following the event. Vader posted the following on Twitter on Thursday night, revealing that the cause for the collapse came due to being dropped on his head early on in the match and downplayed that it had to do with his heart issues he has mentioned that he has been dealing with over the last several months. last night the first match for Fujinamis 45th anneversary show in Tokyo Sold out Did the opening spot with Fujinami I dropped on my head— Big Van Vader (@itsvadertime) April 20, 2017 April 21, 2017 at 10:30 am Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Kurt Angle Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Videos Articles April 21, 2017 at 7:34 pm Get well soon, Vader. We’ve already lost enough wrestlers & various other personalities this year and it’s not even half over yet. It would be a tragedy to read about another tragic early death. Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event Facebookcenter_img Steve Austin Shares Praise and Criticism of SummerSlam WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV Roman Reigns is in Remission Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next 3 COMMENTS Cricket Wireless to host Live Twitter Q and A with Ric and Charlotte Flair September 17 Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems April 21, 2017 at 7:58 am TheCyberZon It had absolutely nothing to do with my heart but rather my head&Yes i did collapse in fact I was out cold thank uforld jap Wrest i love it— Big Van Vader (@itsvadertime) April 20, 2017Vader is scheduled to wrestle on two more shows in Japan this weekend, but it is unclear if he will be wrestling on those shows due to this occurrence. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 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 Michael MacCallum Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Videos Articles Cesaro JFJ Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

First Clash of Champions match set Videos after 1121 Smackdown

first_img Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Ronda Rousey Facebook Videos Articles WhatsApp First Clash of Champions match setThe first match for the Smackdown-only Clash of Champions PPV on December 17 is now official following last night’s Smackdown Live in Houston.AJ Styles will defend the WWE Championship against Jinder Mahal in a rematch from the championship match the two had a few weeks ago in Manchester, England.This is the only match official for the show in four weeks from Boston.Videos after 11/21 Smackdown LiveWWE posted these videos after last night’s Smackdown Live in Houston. Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining 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 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Drew Mcintyre Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Google+ WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Nikki Bellacenter_img Was Vince McMahon Reluctant To Let AJ Styles Join WWE? Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Just shoot Bray to SM and get the Wyatt Family back together. November 22, 2017 at 12:31 pm Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles John Oliver Takes On The WWE AJ Styles Denies Report That He Has Re-Signed With WWE 1 COMMENT Jim Bilbee Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Twitter Comments are closed.last_img read more

Ronda Rousey on battling her motor speech disorder Jeff Hardy on taking

first_img WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter USA Today is featuring an interview with Ronda Rousey where she talks about her transition from MMA to pro wrestling and battling a speech disorder since childhood.“I grew up with apraxia, which is a motor speech disorder. I had years of speech therapy, and I’ve always had problems slurring or mispronouncing my words. In the ring, it’s so important that you speak so clearly and you’re easy to understand and that you don’t falter at all, that it makes me more nervous and more likely to actually mispronounce things. It’s been really great for me to be able to work on it and overcome those fears that I’ve had since I was a little kid.”Rousey also talked about expecting to get negative reactions from WWE fans.“I expected everyone to boo me out of the building from Day One, and every time I walk out there, I feel like I’m just falling in love with every single person at once. It would be fun to turn (bad) one day but it’s addicting to have all that positivity.”Rousey challenges Alexa Bliss tonight at SummerSlam for the RAW Women’s Title.Jeff Hardy on taking bumps at 40 years is featuring an interview with WWE star Jeff Hardy where he talks about feeling banged up at the age of 40 right now in his wrestling career.“I’m 40 now and I’ve been pretty banged up lately. Four nights a week is a lot of matches — I mean they add up. And doing that Swanton every night is just rough. I’ve actually cut that out of a lot of events and I’ve just been using the Twist of Fate as a finish and it’s helped my lower back out a lot. I pretty much now save the Swanton for television unless I’m feeling really good at a live event.”Hardy also revealed an issue recently with his elbow.“I’m a little beat up, but my back is a lot better than it was a few weeks ago. I’ve been having this issue with my elbow, like a nerve issue, and my hand was asleep for probably seven weeks and it’s finally woken. But overall, I mean, I’m 40 years old, I feel pretty good to be wrestling the way I am today in 2018.” Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Facebook Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte last_img read more

Two Portland restaurants investigated for hepatitis

first_imgHealth officials in Portland are warning patrons of two Cup & Saucer cafes that they may have been exposed to hepatitis A.The people believed to be at risk ate at the restaurant at 8237 N. Denver Ave. from March 22-29 or at 3566 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. on March 22-23, according to the Multnomah County Health Department. They should contact their doctor.People who ate or drank at the Denver Avenue location between Feb. 22 and March 21 should also contact their doctor if they have any symptoms of hepatitis A.No existing cases involve the Cup & Saucer Cafe at 3000 N.E. Killingsworth St.According to a news release, hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. It typically causes a temporary illness of fever, tiredness, belly pain, vomiting, diarrhea and jaundice (a yellowing of the skin or eyes). It is highly contagious, and people become infected by swallowing the virus, which is present in the feces of an ill person. It can spread from person to person by inadequate hand washing after using the toilet or changing diapers, or eating food prepared by an infected person. It can also be passed by sexual contact. Hepatitis A is not spread by saliva.The current investigation began with a case of hepatitis A reported on March 20. The restaurant worker stayed home  to recover, and health officials vaccinated the restaurant staff according to public health guidelines. On Monday, April 3, a second individual connected to the cafe was confirmed as having hepatitis A. Because of possible transmission at the restaurant, health officials urge anyone who ate or drank at the two restaurants during the time frames above to see their health care provider to be vaccinated or receive advice specific to their situation.last_img read more

Vancouver City Council updates accessory dwelling units rules

first_imgVancouver city councilors were split over whether an ordinance updating accessory dwelling units standards should become law as is, but at the end of Monday’s council meeting it narrowly passed 4-3.The ordinance makes several changes to the way Vancouver regulates ADUs, secondary residential units built within or next to single-family homes. The more controversial changes that passed eliminate on-site, off-street parking requirements and owner-occupancy requirements, which means both the main house and ADU can be rentals.Encouraging ADU development by relaxing restrictions was a recommendation of the Affordable Housing Task Force that met between May and December 2015. Mayor Tim Leavitt, along with Councilors Alishia Topper and Anne McEnerny-Ogle, sat on the task force. Rules and regulations around accessory dwelling units haven’t changed substantially since 2004, and only about 65 have been legally built since 2000. Prior to Monday’s meeting the updates had been discussed at an open house and city council and planning commission workshops.Before Monday evening’s vote, people spoke for and against the changes.Stephanie Turlay, Councilor Bill Turlay’s wife, said she finds it difficult to understand the “pack ’em and stack ’em attitude” considering existing congestion in Vancouver. She’s worried about property values going down as ADUs are built.“I do not see that the city has any business changing the integrity of neighborhoods as they now stand,” she said, adding that the old ADU requirements worked fine. “To me this whole thing is really basically unenforceable.”last_img read more

Bloodworks Northwest Blood donations urgently needed after derailment

first_imgBloodworks Northwest issued an urgent plea for blood donations following the Amtrak train derailment Monday morning in DuPont.Bloodworks had issued more than 150 units of blood within a few hours of the derailment, responding to emergency orders from hospitals receiving people injured during the incident.Supplies for some blood types are at critical levels, with just one or two days’ worth of supplies compared with the normal four-day inventory. Bloodworks has a special need for Type O blood, AB plasma and platelets.Many of the injured have been transported to south Puget Sound hospitals that rely on Bloodworks for blood supplies. Bloodworks Northwest also supplies both Vancouver hospitals.“We need to replenish our supplies to meet the needs of injured people today, and in the days ahead, as well as to meet normal needs,” said Dr. James P. AuBuchon, president and CEO of Bloodworks Northwest, in a news release.last_img read more

Two hurt in fiery crash west of Battle Ground

first_imgOne motorist apparently pulled another to safety after crawling from his overturned car following a fiery two-vehicle crash outside of Battle Ground Monday afternoon.Clark County Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Dawdy said firefighters were called to the intersection at Northeast 50th Avenue and Northeast 239th Street just after 3:30 p.m.The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said its preliminary investigation found a Dodge Caravan was heading east on 239th Street, and its driver failed to yield to a Ford Escape heading south. The two collided, causing the Ford Escape to roll and the Dodge Caravan to catch on fire.Dawdy said the responding firefighters arrived to find a violent collision, with one of the vehicles, a minivan, on fire.“It appeared that everyone was out of the vehicle,” Dawdy said. One person was seriously hurt, and another’s injuries were unclear.The two patients, a 19-year-old man and a woman in her 50s, were taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for treatment, he said.The sheriff’s office said the man and a witness helped pull the driver and sole occupant in the minivan to safety before the fire got to her.Dawdy said the man told firefighters they reached through the minivan’s window to wrench its door open, then pulled the woman inside to safety.last_img read more

Carolyn Propstra dies unsung hero of Esther Short Park project

first_imgIf you enjoy the urban beauty of the red brick square in Esther Short Park, with its clock tower and fountain, you can thank Carolyn Propstra. The Vancouver philanthropist, described as a humble and honest woman, died Friday at age 85.Back in the day, Carolyn Propstra volunteered twice weekly at what used to be called the Portland Oregon Visitors Association (now Travel Portland). The gig often took her through Pioneer Courthouse Square and she thought Vancouver should get something similar. So, she had her husband, Burgerville founder George Propstra, visit the public space in downtown Portland. They later gave $2 million toward the construction of Propstra Square and $1.64 million for the clock tower.“I always thought Carolyn was the unsung hero of that project,” said Nancy Hales, who was executive director of the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington when the Propstras were actively donating to causes around Clark County in the early 1990s to mid-2000s. “She subtly put her influence in everything.”Hales added that Carolyn Propstra’s love of children led to the water feature in Esther Short Park.Carolyn Propstra worked for Burgerville’s parent company, Holland Inc., for 30 years, which is how she met George Propstra. After his wife of 52 years, Margaret Kettenring, died in 1990, Carolyn and George married. They spent their retirement years donating to causes around the community.They gave more than $13 million through the Community Foundation, including $5 million for the Jim Parsley Center, $2.2 million for the Propstra Aquatics Center at McLoughlin Middle School, $1.1 million for Propstra Stadium at Hudson’s Bay High School and $100,000 to the I Have a Dream scholarship program.last_img read more

Official Wolves complete signing of Adama Traore

first_imgWolverhampton Wanderers have announced the signing of winger Adama Traore from Middlesbrough on a five-year dealThe newly-promoted Premier League side have paid a reported club-record fee of £18m for the Barcelona academy product after activating his buy-out clause at the Riverside Stadium.This will mark the second time in as many years that Wolves have smashed their transfer record after signing Ruben Neves from FC Porto last summer for £15m.“Wolves are delighted to confirm the signing of winger Adama Traore from Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee,” read a statement.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“The 22-year-old completed his medical on Tuesday morning and put pen to paper on a five-year deal at Molineux.”Traore could make his debut for Wolves in the opening game of their Premier League campaign against Everton on Saturday evening if he can recover in time from a shoulder injury.The Spain U-21 international is the club’s eighth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Rui Patricio, Jonny Castro, Joao Moutinho and Raul Jimenez, while making Diogo Jota and Willy Boly permanent members of the squad.last_img read more

Pochettino loves House of Cards

first_imgThe Tottenham Hotspur manager loves the Netflix TV series and compares what happens in the show to what happens in footballTalking just before Tuesday’s match between Tottenham Hotspur and PSV Eindhoven, Spurs’ manager Mauricio Pochettino believes football is sometimes like House of Cards.The Netflix TV series is famously known for its crude shown of politics.“It’s a weird season but I look so happy now because the new season of House of Cards has started,” Pochettino told ESPN.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“Yesterday I watched three episodes.”“I learn a lot from this series. I recommend it. I think it represents very well sometimes how we are. Sometimes football is so political, and it’s going in this direction,” he added.“Which character am I? I don’t know, it’s difficult to say. It’s dangerous to say this or this one. It’s fiction but it can translate to many businesses.”last_img read more

You can sacrifice your happiness for the team Defoe

first_imgFor Jermain Defoe being a veteran footballer is sometimes extra difficult because he has days when he has to act like everything is normal36-year-old English forward Jermain Defoe has been around playing professional football since 1999.And as a veteran footballer, he says sometimes is difficult not to be included in AFC Bournemouth’s first squad, but he says he still has to keep calm.“It’s been difficult, it’s not a situation I’ve had to deal with before so at first you get frustrated because you’re not used to it,” he told the club’s official website.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“But at the same time it’s important that I’m professional because there are a lot of young players in the squad that look up to the senior players and I remember when I was younger and if I saw a senior player like that I’d think ‘if he’s doing that then it’s okay’.”“As a senior player you have to conduct yourself in a certain way, sometimes it’s not easy because you’re human and you want to play but you always have to remain positive and professional,” he explained.“You get your moments and your days when you’re down and when that hunger goes I think there’s no point in me playing, to be honest. I’ve always had that, I’ve always wanted to play football. The team is doing well, so that’s the most important thing.”“You can sacrifice your own happiness for the team. I just need to keep training, stay sharp and then see what happens,” he concluded.last_img read more

Barcelona will support Dembele says general manager

first_imgThe 21-year-old is being criticized because he has problems with punctuality and was sick during the weekendDuring the week, France national team manager Didier Deschamps was honest and said that Ousmane Dembele had problems with punctuality.The 21-year-old was also sick this weekend and did not appear in Barcelona’s match against Real Betis.But now the Blaugrana general manager Pep Segura has come out in defense of the youngster.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“There’s no problem with Dembele,” Segura was quoted by ESPN in a talk with radio Cadena Ser.“It’s a normal situation for a young player with a lot of talent who has arrived at a club as big as Barca, full of great players. He had never experienced that before and there’s an adaptation process that he has to go through.”“He’s really young and he’s never had to get up to adjust to a playing style like ours. We admit he’s finding it difficult. He also recognizes that. What we are doing is working as hard as possible so that he can adapt in the best possible way,” he added.“As of today we have no offers for Dembele and we have no plans to change the structure of the squad.”last_img read more

Fletcher believes Scotland will be ready for Israel

first_imgDarren Fletcher believes Scotland will be ready for their winner takes all clash against Israel.The Scottish national team host Israel at Hampden Park on Tuesday in their final group game of the UEFA Nations League knowing a victory could help secure a playoff place for Euro 2020.Alex McLeish’s side lost the reverse fixture 2-1 in Israel last month but Fletcher thinks the Scots will be ready to deliver a more confident performance after a comfortable 4-0 against Albania on Saturday.Speaking to Sky Sports about the Israel game, the former Scotland international:“It’s going to be difficult but I think the biggest thing is they’ve saved a lot of legs and conserved a lot of energy.”edwin van der sarReport: Van der Sar staying at Ajax for now George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Edwin van der Sar will not be leaving Ajax to take up a job at Manchester United.In the last few days, one bookmaker suspended…“I don’t think it was a difficult game for Scotland physically so there’ll have lots of energy about them come Tuesday.”“The turnaround will be quite short but they’ll be ready for it.”“It’s a must win game and it gives a great chance to qualify. We knew the performance level in Israel wasn’t good enough.”“We allowed them too much possession and we allowed them to control the game. We weren’t aggressive enough but I think that was partly down to the formation.“This time it will be 4-3-3, it will be pace, it will be aggressive, there will be pressing and it will be up and at them. I think you’ll see a totally different Scotland performance.”last_img read more

Exploitation Miss Universe online voting not linked to Trumps pageant

first_img Related Items:donald trumph, doral, florida, miss universe Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turks and Caicos to be affected by closed sea ports in Florida Cruise Ship suspected of Norovirus due to dock in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvienciales, 21 Jan 2015 – Major Beauty Pageants online is exploiting contestants of the Miss Universe Pageant and their fans around the world. Promising to name the contestant with the most votes, Miss Photogenic. Magnetic Media has been bombarded with requests to promote the voting as TCI fans of Shanice Williams believe the voting is linked to the Miss Universe Pageant owned by mogul, Donald Trump. Well it is not. And right on the website, in fine print it says so… this means the ladies representing their nations in Doral, Florida for the past two weeks and their images are being used for the website to make money off of the enormous popularity and huge traffic flow they will get and have gotten as unsuspecting family and friends visit the site as often as 15 times a day to vote for their favorite girl. Shanice is doing well, over 40,000 have voted for our Grand Turk beauty… but again, there is no prize for Miss Universe Turks and Caicos Shanice Williams at the Miss Universe Pageant as a result of this voting. The Miss Universe Pageant will be carried live on NBC this coming Sunday at 8pm. No bond for alleged terrorist of Bahamian descent Recommended for youlast_img read more

Final Day of National Primary School Spelling Bee

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:beavhes reort and spa, michael goldberg, nancy goldberg, national primary school, spelling bee International School Student wins Primary School Bee Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img National Spelling Bee attracts 11 high schools Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Feb 2015 – It’s off to Beaches Resort for the final day of competition in the annual Primary School Spelling Bee, hosted by the Ministry of Education and this year sponsored largely by Michael and Nancy Goldberg. It is day two of the challenge which started with 16 schools; that number now down to 10. Last night the ten finalists and their coaches were treated to dinner and this morning the focus will be on the ultimate winner of the coveted honor. Among the prizes: gift certificate, tablets, an iPad mini and the Grand Prize is a MacBook Air and wireless printer. The TCI National Primary School Spelling Bee will be aired live on government radio today.last_img read more

Price Control in Petroleum Industry coming says Minister

first_img Related Items:amanda misick, budget debate, price control petroleum TCI Loaded; Bank amounts and accounts disclosed in House of Assembly Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Apr 2015 – Price Control is coming for the Turks and Caicos when it comes to better managing the cost of fuel; this was revealed in the House of Assembly by the Minister responsible, Hon Amanda Misick.“Also Mr. Speaker we are looking at implementing price control, quality control as well as safety and environmental controls in the petroleum product sector. This primary focus is to ensure fair and equitable fuel prices but also to give customers the assurance and confidence of the quality of fuel that they purchase.”During her contribution to the Budget Debate last month Minister Misick explained that the Electricity and Utilities Commissioner is complete his study of the sluggish price changes on the cost of fuel within the industry locally when compared to those abroad. Those findings have been touted as complete for two months now, and have not yet been revealed to the public. Also coming, solar powered street lights for Grand Turk as a pilot project; an overhaul at the NJS Francis Building to improve energy efficiency, regulations for electricians in the country “…this bill, Mr. Speaker, will ensure for the first time in the TCI, a level playing field for electricians who will no longer be deprived of bidding on projects because of licensing mechanisms…” and changes in policies as the TCI has a draft legislative framework already prepared to impact electricity specifically. Minister Misick said the Administration remains committed to the Carbon War Room pact signed in the BVI; it is a commitment to reduce dependency on Fossil Fuels. It was explained that the EUD or Electricity & Utilities Department is working to enhance public awareness and recently launched a Facebook page; the public is slow to respond though, the Department has so far only managed to get 11 likes. Admittedly there is not much content on that Facebook page as yet, but it is one way the Department is moving to enhance interaction. You should go on over and express yourself on energy concerns. Look for TCIG Energy & Utilities Department on Facebook. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ZNS facing privatization Will enough millions roll over to next TCI Fiscal Year?last_img read more

UWI in Turks and Caicos in smart recruitment drive

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:Dr. Phyllis Fleming-Banks, University of the West Indies Earthquake hits again in Trinidad while TCI Cabinet agrees with GPS Station in Capital Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Feb 2016 – The University of the West Indies was in the Turks and Caicos all week pitching its programmes to prospective students in a first of its kind move, supported by the Ministry of Education. Dr. Phyllis Fleming-Banks was on an inaugural official visit to the territory for which she has responsibility, along with other British OTs. Not only was the UWI open campus represented, but so were residential campuses of St. Augustine in Trinidad and Cave Hill, Barbados.Very high powered figures joined Dr. Fleming-Banks to meet our Turks and Caicos candidates including the Deputy Dean from the Faculty of Law, Lecturer from the Faculty of Medicine along with head of recruitment and marketing. There were significant and strategic meetings held over the days which were spent in both Grand Turk and Providenciales including sessions with the Chamber of Commerce, the Premier and Education Minister, the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College and Interhealth Canada. UWI Open Campus To Provide Scholarships For Youngsters Transitioning Out Of State Care UWI To Conduct Telephony Penetration Survey For Technology Ministrylast_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 12, 2016 – Commenting on a new documentary series about to be screened by the BBC, the Governor, Peter Beckingham, said:“There are many reasons why our Turks and Caicos Islands attract so many visitors each year, but one must be at the top of everyone’s list: the magic of an environment surrounded by crystal clear turquoise seas. The color is so distinctive, even from the height of a jet crossing from Miami to South America, that I have heard of passengers asking to know which group of islands  they were flying over. We should treasure that beauty.“Thanks to the endurance and hard graft of a British naturalist our “beautiful by nature” islands have been recorded for thousands to see on film or in a book. Stewart McPherson decided, with enormous ambition, to create a series of films for TV on all the Overseas Territories, entitled “Britain’s Treasure Islands”. The series was shown earlier this year on BBC’s Channel Four, and a book of the series has just been published. Extraordinarily, he must be one of the few people who can claim he has visited, in a journey of over 70,000 miles, all 14  Overseas Territories, from Anguilla to Pitcairn Islands, and the British Indian Ocean Territory to the Falkland Islands.“I’m delighted to say that Turks and Caicos Islands has its own section, and Stewart has highlighted in some beautiful photography and film many of our natural highlights. Of course the wildlife is featured prominently, with some great film (some of it by David Stone, former Vice President of our  Reef Fund) of migratory humpbacks, the endangered loggerhead turtles, sting and eagle rays and sea turtles. Our wonderful birdlife is also shown:  where, as the film asks, can you be in a capital city with its own resident flamingos?“The film doesn’t spare some of the more disturbing aspects of TCI’s earlier history, depicting the “vile industry” of cotton picking and salt production before slavery was abolished. Thankfully the filming does gloss over the recurring environmental problems we face by litter.“Stewart McPherson’s film is a wonderful boost for Turks and Caicos. It highlights the urgent need for us to preserve and be proud of our environment. I hope that copies of the book, which I expect to be able to present to schools during Jill’s Footsteps4Good walk across the islands in September, will encourage and educate our younger generation to take pride and pleasure in one of the most beautiful environments in the world.“You can see extracts from the BBC series about TCI on It’s well worth spending ten minutes reminding ourselves how fortunate we are to live in this environment. Take a look this week!” Related Items:Britian’s Treasure Islands, Stewart McPherson, TCI showcased on BBC documentary Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more