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Kinder Morgan pushes back planned spending on Trans Mountain expansion projectKinder Morgan pushes back planned spending on Trans Mountain expansion project

first_imgCALGARY – Kinder Morgan Canada (TSX:KML) says it is still not in a position to start significant construction on the Trans Mountain expansion project and expects spending on the project for at least part of next year to focus mostly on permitting.In its 2018 guidance, the company said it expects existing assets including its existing Trans Mountain pipeline and its rail and storage facilities to perform well, but is concerned about permit delays at its $7.4-billion pipeline expansion project.The company has filed motions with the National Energy Board to resolve delays related to Burnaby, B.C., with oral arguments heard at the regulator’s headquarters Monday.Kinder Morgan Canada says it can’t commit to major construction spending until it has more clarity on key permits, approvals and the judicial review, and that the project is potentially already delayed nine months due mostly to challenges with the regulatory process.The company says that it expects to lose about $75 million in earnings before certain deductions for every month the in-service date is pushed back.Kinder Morgan Canada said if uncertainty on permitting stretches further into 2018 then it would reduce spending accordingly, pushing the start-up date beyond September 2020 and potentially threatening the viability of the project itself.last_img read more

Loud explosion, gunfire rock downtown Kabul in attack near ministryLoud explosion, gunfire rock downtown Kabul in attack near ministry

first_imgKabul: A loud explosion and follow-up gunfire were heard in an ongoing assault near the Afghan communication ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, officials said. The attack occurred a day after talks fell apart between the Taliban and Afghan representatives. No one claimed immediate responsibility and there was no immediate word on casualties. “The information that we have is four attackers have placed themselves near the communication ministry and are engaged in gun battles with the Afghan security forces,” Amanduddin Shariati, a security official in Kabul told AFP. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US Interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said an explosion was heard near the communication ministry around 11:40 am (0710 GMT), followed by sporadic gunfire. Local television footage showed a small plume of smoke near the ministry, and people climbing out the windows on a lower level. Intermittent firing could still be heard more one hour after the blast, and the area had been cordoned off by security forces. The communication ministry is located in downtown Kabul, about two kilometres (1.25 miles) from the green zone. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls It is the city’s main commercial area and has several large hotels. The communication ministry itself is an 18-storey building, thought to be the tallest building in Kabul. The explosion comes a week after the Taliban announced their annual spring offensive and amid ongoing fighting across Afghanistan. The Afghan branch of the Islamic State group has also previously carried out multiple deadly attacks in Kabul. The capital has in recent weeks enjoyed a period of relative calm, after a horrific year last year in which it saw a string of attacks including a massive bomb that was concealed in an ambulance and killed more than 100 people. This week in the Qatari capital Doha, a summit planned between the Taliban and officials from across Afghanistan fell apart at the last minute due to bickering over who should attend the conference. The collapse comes at a critical time and amid continued bloodshed in Afghanistan, where the Taliban now control or influence about half of Afghanistan and 3,804 civilians were killed there last year, according to a UN tally. Taliban officials are separately negotiating with the United States, which wants to forge a peace deal with the militants. (AFP)last_img read more

Monsoon may hit Kerala three days after normal onset dateMonsoon may hit Kerala three days after normal onset date

first_imgNew Delhi: Monsoon is likely to arrive in Kerala on June 4, three days after its normal onset date, marking the official commencement of the rainy season in the country, private weather forecaster Skymet said Tuesday.The normal onset date for monsoon over Kerala is June 1. Skymet said monsoon will be “below normal” in the country with a Long Period Average (LPA) of 93 per cent and an error margin of five per cent. “Arrival of monsoon over Andaman and Nicobar Islands will be on May 22, with an error margin of plus/minus 2 days. Southwest Monsoon 2019 is likely to make onset over Kerala on June 4, with an error margin of plus/minus 2 days. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework”It seems that initial advancement of monsoon over peninsular India is going to be slow,” Skymet CEO Jatin Singh said. “All the four regions are going to witness lesser than normal rainfall, this season. Rainfall in East and Northeast India and central parts will be poorer than Northwest India and South Peninsula,” Singh said. According to Skymet, there are 55 per cent chances of a below-normal rainfall, which will have an influence of El Nino, a phenomenon linked to the heating of Pacific waters. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygenEast and Northeast India will get 92 per cent of the LPA which falls under the below normal category. The risk remains high for Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, while it will be marginal for Northeast India, Skymet said. Northwest India that comprises all north Indian states will receive 96 per cent rainfall of the LPA, which falls on the borderline of normal and below normal rainfall category. Hilly states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are likely to perform better than the plains of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi- NCR, the Skymet said. Central India is likely to receive rainfall of 91 per cent of the LPA. Rainfall in Vidarbha, Marathwada, west Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat will be “poorer than normal”.last_img read more

Stigma the biggest hurdle in battle against AIDS Ban saysStigma the biggest hurdle in battle against AIDS Ban says

6 August 2008Prejudice against people living with HIV/AIDS makes them afraid to speak out and allows the disease to make its deadly impact around the globe, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. “Stigma remains the single most important barrier to public action. It is the main reason too many people are afraid to see a doctor to determine whether they have the disease, or to seek treatment,” Mr. Ban writes in an op-ed article in The Washington Times. “It helps make AIDS the silent killer, because people fear the social disgrace of speaking about it, or taking easily available precautions. Stigma is a chief reason the AIDS epidemic continues to devastate societies around the world.” Mr. Ban addressed a major international conference on AIDS in Mexico earlier this week, which brought together more than 20,000 activists, academics and policymakers.In today’s article he says he called on world leaders “to speak out against discrimination and to guarantee the rights of people living with HIV.”“Schools should teach respect and understanding. Religious leaders should preach tolerance. The media should condemn prejudice and use its influence to advance social change, from securing legal protections to ensuring access to health care,” he stressed.The Secretary-General notes that, for the first time, fewer people are being infected by HIV and fewer are dying, thanks to changes in sexual behaviour – particularly among young people – and better access to anti-retroviral drugs. He says these gains would not have been possible without strong support from the international community, and cites a renewed pledge by the G-8 group of countries to work toward the goal of universal access to HIV treatment by 2010, as well as a $48 billion commitment by United States President George Bush toward the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria over the next five years. read more

Time Warner Cable dropping CBS in NY LA and Dallas over feeTime Warner Cable dropping CBS in NY LA and Dallas over fee

Time Warner Cable dropping CBS in NY, LA and Dallas over fee dispute LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Three million Time Warner Cable customers in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and elsewhere lost access to CBS programming on multiple channels Friday as the cable provider dropped the network in a dispute over fees.The nation’s second largest cable operator said that CBS refused to have productive discussions despite a monthlong extension of talks since a previous deal expired at the end of June.CBS said it regrets Time Warner Cable’s decision, which it called “ill-advised.”As of about 2:15 p.m. Pacific time, multiple stations that carry CBS programming in New York and Los Angeles were replaced with a message from Time Warner Cable, saying that CBS had “demanded an outrageous increase” in the fees it demands to carry the signal of its TV stations.Time Warner Cable subscribers in other markets were also affected.In all, the stations affected are WCBS and WLNY in New York; KCBS and KCAL in Los Angeles; KTVT and KTXA in Dallas; WBZ and WSBK in Boston; KDKA, WPCW-CW in Pittsburgh; KCNC in Denver; WKBD-CW in Detroit and WBBM in Chicago.Time Warner Cable customers who subscribe to Showtime, TMC, FLIX and Smithsonian channels were also to lose programming.In its message to subscribers, Time Warner Cable said it would replace the lost programming with shows from Starz Kids and Family temporarily. by The Associated Press Posted Aug 2, 2013 5:56 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

DR Congo at General Assembly calls on UN mission there to focusDR Congo at General Assembly calls on UN mission there to focus

“It is clear that nearly 20 years after its deployment the UN force cannot nurture the ambition of remaining indefinitely in my country or exercising its mandate under the same format without learning from the weaknesses that have been noted,” President Joseph Kabila Kabange told the General Assembly’s 72nd annual general debate. “What is important and should be important in the eyes of all those who value the credibility of our Organization is the actual effectiveness of UN troops on the ground. That is why for several years now we demanded a re-dimensioning of the MONUSCO force with regard to its dynamic mission and the redirecting of the means thus freed up towards our developmental needs.” MONUSCO, the French acronym for the UN Organization Stabilization Mission, was renewed in June for another year at a level of 16,215 military personnel, 660 military observers and staff officers, 391 police personnel, and 1,050-strong formed police units, several thousand lower than its previous authorized level. On other issues, Mr. Kabila decried the rise of terrorism, called for full support for the UN’s 2030 Agenda that seeks to eliminate poverty, hunger and a whole host of other social ills by 2030, and highlighted the threat climate change posed for humanity. Full statement available (in French) here read more

The World Series Baseballs Sure Seem Juiced But Are TheyThe World Series Baseballs Sure Seem Juiced But Are They

The rate of long balls is up about 69 percent compared with the regular season, while the next largest bump is only 56 percent, achieved in 2009. According to a simple statistical test, the probability of witnessing so many home runs in the Series (considering the rate in the regular season) is about 1 in 80.1I used a binomial test, assuming that the rate of home runs per contact in the regular season is the true probability. That is a very fragile conclusion, however. Had we performed the same analysis after Saturday’s game, the result would be that the rate of home runs was not as elevated.2The probability of seeing as many home runs as we saw up through Game 4 is about 1 in 20. We ought to be no more certain today that the balls are more lively than we were a few nights ago.Despite the most recent round of allegations, there’s no compelling evidence that the baseballs are especially home-run prone this postseason — or any different than what we saw during the regular season. Since the middle of this year, evidence has been mounting that alterations to the baseball are to blame for the all-time high home-run rates. What we are seeing in this Series might be a result of the prior changes to the ball, rather than a whole new bout of modifications.You won’t find a bigger believer in the juiced ball hypothesis than me, but the evidence for a World Series change driving a home run explosion is much thinner than the broader case that Ben Lindbergh, Mitchel Lichtman and I assembled over the course of the past few years.For starters, the World Series spike is partially due to the fact that the Houston Astros are very good at hitting home runs. The team’s historically excellent offense is the source of many of the gaudy home-run totals already. So far, the Astros have hit 13 homers in five games, which sounds like it could be record-breaking on its own. But there were 103 five-game streaks in the regular season that saw a team drive 13 or more balls over the fence, including six such streaks by the Astros themselves.There’s another problem with the juiced ball hypothesis. Verducci’s article alleges that the balls are more slick than normal. But academic research suggests that a more slippery baseball actually travels less far than a rough one. Similar to the dimples on a golf ball, a little bit of surface texture acts to reduce air resistance instead of slowing the ball down. So while we might expect slick baseballs to mess with a pitcher’s grip, we wouldn’t necessarily expect them to get out of the park more often.There is some evidence to support the idea that the balls are more slippery. I used Statcast’s pitch tracking to compare the air resistance of playoff baseballs to those used in September and found a slight increase in drag in that time. The bump in drag coefficient of 0.023 is enough to reduce fly-ball distance by about 11.5 feet, which doesn’t explain at all why so many hitters are launching homers. Furthermore, this kind of fluctuation in air resistance happens all the time. (Drag coefficient dropped by a similar amount from August to September, for example.) As I detailed in an earlier article, whether because of manufacturing variations or intentional tampering, the drag on MLB baseballs often hops around from month to month, pulling home-run rates with it.One way in which a slicker baseball could be causing more homers is if it is harming a pitcher’s ability to hold the ball. Some pitch types — those that require a more forceful grip on the baseball’s surface, like a slider — are expected to be affected most. Yet the evidence for an effect on that offering is much more murky. The ESPN Stats & Information Group found that pitchers’ spin rates and called-strike percentages dropped dramatically in the World Series, suggesting that they were having trouble getting a grip. But other sabermetricians have found no effect — or contradictory impacts on different hurlers. The increase in home-run rate might be coming from pitchers trying (and failing) to adjust to a new surface texture, rather than the ball itself being more conducive to homers.Without more data — or a sudden wave of candidness from MLB commissioner Rob Manfred about any manufacturing changes to the ball — it’s hard to say for sure what’s happening to the ball. For now, we’re left with the possibility that this World Series is just business as usual in the home-run era — or that a new baseball is changing the game again. Just before the Houston Astros’ 13-12 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series, speculation was running rampant about juiced balls. Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci wrote an article detailing accusations from multiple pitchers that changes to the surfaces of the World Series baseballs were behind a spike of home runs in the Fall Classic.This passed the eye test of even the most casual fan. Sunday’s game featured seven long balls, which wasn’t even the most in a game in this series. Game 2 saw eight homers, including five in extra innings — something that hadn’t occurred in any game, let alone a Series game. With one or two games left, the Dodgers and Astros have already broken the all-time marks for home runs in a World Series and in an entire postseason. The current rate of at-bats per home run stands at 15.8, which would slot in between the career marks of Albert Pujols and Frank Thomas. The average World Series rate since 1995 (the beginning of the wild-card era) is a much more pedestrian 34.8 at-bats per homer.Examining the ratio of home runs per contact in all World Series since 1995, this year has the largest increase from the regular season to the Series. read more

Michael McIntyre laughs off moped mugging telling Irish crowd I could have doneMichael McIntyre laughs off moped mugging telling Irish crowd I could have done

“He opens the door and gets Michael McIntyre out of the car. Michael fell but he was still trying to put up a fight.”I just remember one of the bikers trying to get something. I don’t know what the guy was trying to get – a watch, a wallet, maybe?”The Met Police said they were called to North End Road just before 2pm on Monday. The scene after Michael McIntyre's Range Rover was attacked by a hammer wielding moped gang Back. Thank you Dublin x pic.twitter.com/cfT5oYWVRc— Michael McIntyre (@McInTweet) June 7, 2018 Witnesses reported that McIntyre tried to comfort his shaken sons after the attack.One onlooker told the Daily Mail: “The guy at the front of the moped started to hit the driver’s window about 10 to 15 times and it eventually just cracked. McIntyre addressed the attack at the beginning of his first Irish show, part of a world tour.”Everyone has been amazingly supportive to me.”He added: “It was touch and go whether I came here. It is my favourite gig, it is my favourite arena.”McIntyre confirmed his valuable Rolex was taken and said if he had worn a cheaper one it would not have been taken.He quipped: “They say time is the healer. I have lost my watch, how is time going to heal? I have no idea what time it is.” Michael McIntyre, the comedian, has thanked his “amazingly supportive” fans during his first show since being robbed by a gang of hammer-wielding thieves on mopeds.The star, 42, said it had been “touch and go” whether to take to the stage so soon after he was targeted on Monday while he waited to pick up his children from school.The windows of his black Range Rover were smashed and he was forced to hand over a Rolex watch.He entertained a sold-out 3Arena in Dublin on Thursday evening and relived the moment with what he said was his favourite crowd, saying: “I could have done with you, 9,000 Dubliners.”He added: “It was not so much the fast and the furious as stationary and panicking. I could not get it started. It was fight or flight.”McIntyre had been waiting in his vehicle to collect his sons in Golders Green in north London when he was attacked by two males. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Michael McIntyre speaks to police after his Range Rover was attacked by a hammer-wielding moped gangCredit:SWNS.com  McIntyre admitted it had not been a great week.He said: “I am OK, we are OK. I could have done with you, 9,000 Dubliners, ‘We have got your back, coming out of the trees, who do you think you are?”‘He reflected: “Unfortunately I had to fend for myself and it did not go well. Think the film Taken, with Liam Neeson.”Taken featured a retired CIA agent travelling across Europe and relying on his old skills to save his estranged daughter. Footage has emerged showing armed gangs targeting drivers stationary in traffic in the same area on Saturday.Stephen Greenhalgh, the former deputy mayor for crime in London, said on Thursday that criminals were targeting parents picking up their children from private schools and officers were failing to stop them. read more

Ashes to ashes on the last journey of Flying Scotsmans saviourAshes to ashes on the last journey of Flying Scotsmans saviour

David Buck, chairman of the Steam Dreams Rail Company which organised yesterday trip, said: “I have been simply amazed by the sheer well of affection for Alan who is clearly the man the nation thinks of when talking about the Flying Scotsman and its post British Rail career.“From top to bottom throughout the industry everybody has come come together to make this possible and it has been a truly wonderful and emotional tribute to a great man.”The front of the Flying Scotsman on yesterday’s trip carried the signage saying ‘Farewell Alan Pegler’. Penny Vaudoyer, Alan Pegler’s daughter, at the footplate where she saw her father’s ashes scattered in the fireboxCredit:Paul Grover  Penny Vaudoyer stands alongside the Flying Scotsman before leaving Kings Cross in London with her father's ashes In January 1963, the 60103 Flying Scotsman retired from service having covered some 2,076,000 miles on its route between London and Edinburgh on the North Eastern Railway.The train, built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway at Doncaster Works, was destined for the scrapheap where it would be broken up. Alan Pegler, with his daughter, Penny, aboard the Flying Scotsman Alan Pegler, with his daughter, Penny, aboard the Flying ScotsmanCredit:The Steam Dreams Rail Company Passengers raise a glass in memory to Alan Pegler who saved the Flying Scotsman back in 1963Credit: Paul Grover Alan Pegler’s daughter aboard the Flying Scotsman in London Credit:Paul Grover Penny Vaudoyer, Alan Pegler's daughter, at the footplate where she saw her father's ashes scattered in the firebox British businessman Alan Pegler (1920-2012), new owner of the LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman steam locomotive, pictured standing in front of the engine at Kings Cross station in London prior to its last scheduled run on 14th January 1963 Credit:M. McKeown/Hulton Archive In 1946 he joined his family’s business, the Northern Rubber Company, before serving as a Naval flyer and later the RAF in World War II.The Cambridge University graduate went on to join the British Railways’ Regional Board in a part time and non-executive role. “He always talked about having his ashes committed in the Scotsman. So, fulfilling his wishes has been tremendously important to me,” she told The Sunday Telegraph. Alan Pegler's daughter aboard the Flying Scotsman in London  Shortly after 10.30am on an October morning a prolonged and shrill whistle blasted from the Flying Scotsman as it powered through Lincolnshire marking a poignant moment in railway history.As the world famous steam locomotive climbed towards Stoke Bank the ashes of Alan Pegler were placed on a shovel and lowered carefully into the searing glow of the engine’s firebox.A second whistle invited the 478 passengers aboard this special London to York commemorative trip to toast with champagne the life of the eccentric and flamboyant businessman who saved the train from the scrapheap.Pegler’s ashes were committed to the fire on the very stretch of railtrack where the Scotsman entered the record books by breaking the 100mph speed barrier on 30 November, 1934. With the age of steam drawing to a close due to the so-called ‘dieselisation’ of the network, Pegler bought the Scotsman in 1963 for £3,000.He restored the locomotive, with its striking apple green livery, to its former glory and brokered deals with British Rail to allow it to still venture out on the network. The Flying Scotsman begins the climb up Stoke Bank on the East Coast Main Line with the ‘Farewell to Alan Pegler’ charterCredit:Andrew Plummer/Alamy Live News Wearing his blue overalls, he was regularly interviewed and photographed on the footplate promoting the engine that had done so much for the age of steam.He also took it on tours to America, Canada and Australia, where it set a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam powered locomotive when in 1989 it clocked up 422 miles. Penny Vaudoyer stands alongside the Flying Scotsman before leaving Kings Cross in London with her father’s ashesCredit: Paul Grover “It’s been amazing because my father was somebody who dreamed of steam engines and was so passionate about their preservation.“And so, those dreams have today continued even after his passing. I can’t quite believe it. It’s been very emotional.” Passengers raise a glass in memory to Alan Pegler who saved the Flying Scotsman back in 1963 Alan Francis Pegler was born into a family of manufacturers from Retford, Nottinghamshire. During his childhood he played at being a porter at his local railway station at Barnby Moor, watching the trains on the Great Northern mainline.He first saw the Flying Scotsman at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924, when he was just four years old. And so began a love affair that was to define the rest of his life. He had requested his ashes be placed in the firebox of the steam engine he called “old girl” before his death at the age of 91 on March 18, 2012.In the cab was his daughter, Penny Vaudoyer, who had accompanied Pegler on numerous trips around the world with the Scotsman. The Flying Scotsman begins the climb up Stoke Bank on the East Coast Main Line with the 'Farewell to Alan Pegler' charter British businessman Alan Pegler (1920-2012), new owner of the LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman steam locomotive, pictured standing in front of the engine at Kings Cross station in London prior to its last scheduled run on 14th January 1963  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

The man whos helping TaekwonDo to thrive in IrelandThe man whos helping TaekwonDo to thrive in Ireland

first_img“The majority would be coming from Dublin, Cork and Clare — Clare is particularly strong at the moment. We do have clubs in a lot of other counties but a lot of them are much younger clubs and it’s going to take them maybe 10 years before they have athletes at that level. They’re quite young clubs and the Dublin, Cork and Clare-based clubs are around quite a long time. They developed to be able to bring people through to the black-belt level.”While the coaching, facilities and numbers are all improving, there is still one drawback of being involved in Taekwon-Do — it’s not an Olympic sport, or at least, the version in which Ireland excel isn’t.“One of the problems with Taekwon-Do and it’s like the boxing in a way is that there’s a split,” Ryan explains. “There are different codes and different divisions in the boxing. There was a split back in the 1970s in Korea in Taekwon-Do. It goes back to politics and whatever nonsense was going on there.“At that time, our group was the original Taekwon-Do group called the ITF. Their group, which was based in South Korea, went on to get Olympic recognition and our group didn’t unfortunately,” he says, adding: “It’s a different code really — it’s like comparing rugby union and rugby league. They’re a very similar sport but there are a lot of subtle differences. And the longer the split goes on, the more the subtle differences are coming in. However, he readily admits that the new generation of athletes are on their way towards surpassing anything their predecessors ever achieved.“It’s the biggest medal haul we’ve ever had at the World Championships and the biggest individual haul we’ve had at a Championships as well,” Ryan tells TheScore.ie. “It’s a massive thing for us but it’s a pity that people in the general community and across the country don’t know about it. The amount of training these athletes are putting in, two or three sessions a day and six or seven days a week. “I’ve been competing for a number of years on the national team, but the most recent era of us having success was just the last 10 years really. I was on the national team that won two gold medals in Poland in 2003 and from that point forward, we’ve started to properly develop the sporting side of it. It’s come on in the last ten years so much. Then even from 2009 on to today, in the last few years we’ve come on leaps and bounds.”Ryan attributes part of the reason for their growing success to an increased level of professionalism that has entered into the sport in recent years. He says there is consequently now more competition for places than ever among their ranks.“Everybody is hungry for success and everybody is pushing you on and I suppose we’re getting a little bit more educated in how we train. We’ve gotten nutritionists in and people are doing not just their Taekwon-Do work but their gym and their physical conditioning an awful lot more. It’s similar with a lot of other sports. If you look at Irish sport in general, that seems to be something that has changed a lot. They’re looking at the bigger picture — not just specific training in that sport, but the whole athlete and their lifestyle and what they’re eating.“We don’t get the money, we don’t get the funding and it actually costs the athletes money to go to these championships. Some of them are lucky enough to get some sponsorship. They’re relying on their local clubs to do fundraising. So an awful lot of hard work goes into it on that side as well. That just shows how much they love their sport — that they’re willing to make such sacrifices.“And there is a responsibility on us — with that amount of world champions coming back, there’s pressure on us as coaches to up our game every time and come up with new training measures.”(The Irish Women’s team celebrate alongside fellow medal winners)Yet a sense of dissatisfaction remains palpable in Ryan’s tone. He feels that, for all their success, the sport is still too often overlooked, both when it comes to government funding and media coverage.“The success isn’t going to do us any harm. Our profile is building. Our recognition is through the Irish martial arts. But the amount of funding martial arts gets compared to other funding is quite miniscule. I know we’re a minority sport but the government have five or six target sports that they’re pumping money into, but they need to start looking at what’s going on in these other sports as well, because we’ve got so much talent coming through. For Ireland to have a squad of 48 people go away and come back with 27 medals is incredible.“I find it a little bit frustrating that people hear an awful lot about GAA, rugby and soccer and I’m a fan of those sports as well, but we need sports like Taekwon-Do to get a little bit more coverage because there is so much success going on there. The quality is very good, it’s not as if we’re bringing back medals because the standard is low. To see the talent that we have is fantastic. If the general public can see what Taekwon-Do is all about, I’m sure we can get more and more people supporting us. “We’re dealing with countries who receive funding from their government every time they win a medal, so in a way, we’re punching above our weight. We’re dealing with completely unfunded athletes who are doing it for the love of their sport. There’s pressure on us as coaches to keep them motivated and set them new goals, so they can push on to a new level. It’s a big challenge, but it’s something that I love.”Taekwon-Do is hardly the only sport in which Ireland has been highly successful of late. Boxing and kickboxing are two other areas where the country has thrived in recent times. So, just what is it about Irish people that makes them seemingly so adept at combat sports?“Is it part of the Irish spirit?” he asks. “We do seem to have a natural talent for combat sports. The success of Katie Taylor and all the other guys at Olympic level has been superb, whereas the kickboxers, especially the organisation under Roy Baker — they’ve had massive success as well and Taekwon-Do is well up there with them.“I just think that the Irish have a natural ability for these sports. What the reason is I’m not sure. It’s great to see the boxers get that level of coverage. But the level of training we’re doing and our professionalism is equivalent to these Olympic athletes. Obviously, they’re Olympic athletes and they’ve had massive success but we’re not that different.”Part of the reason for the sport’s development is undoubtedly the solid structure put in place, which attracts prospective athletes from a very young age.“They start at six or seven years of age,” he says. “The Irish Taekwon-Do society has almost 100 clubs across the country — it’s 96 at the moment. And you’ll find that the majority of the members of those clubs would start at a younger age in their local club and a lot of those would then be brought through at 14 years of age onto the international team. It’s from that age on that they’ll be going to the World Championships.“There’s lots of divisions and an awful lot of talent at the younger ages. They’ve been competing at quite a high level in their own country and it’s at 13 and 14 years of age that we start to bring them to International Opens. And from there, they start to qualify for the national team. “The World Taekwon-Do Federation (WTF) would wear body armour. If you ever see them in the Olympics, they have body armour on and they’re not allowed to punch to the face. Whereas our athletes would have gloves and foot protectors and helmets on, but they’re allowed to use hands and feet. You score one point for any hand technique like a punch to the head, two points when you kick to the body. And three when you kick to the head.“[The Olympic decision is] out of our hands as athletes. It’s politics at a much higher level unfortunately. It goes beyond our sport. Because it comes from Korea, I’m sure you can appreciate there’s a lot of politics between the North and the South. The Government have a vested interest in these sports because they’re internationally recognised.“It’s very complex and we don’t really talk about it anymore — we just focus on our own sport. And our World Championships are at such a high level. Maybe we’ll never have an athlete compete at the Olympics, but those World Championships were our Olympics. The training that goes into the preparation is phenomenal. You’ve got seniors who are trying to hold down full-time jobs and juniors who are either in college or going to secondary school. They have to train in the morning and straight again after work.”YouTube credit: ITF Taekwon-DoThe next big event, prior to the European Championships in Rimini, for Ryan and his colleagues, will be the Open World Cup in Jamaica this August, though he concedes that they “almost certainly won’t have as many athletes going to that” compared with the last event in Britain, owing to cost issues.And while the Irish side again are expected to play a prominent role in these upcoming events, what makes the sport particularly unique and special in its own way — rather than the glory involved in competing — is the emphasis it places on mutual respect between athletes.Compared to other high-profile sports in which cheating and cynicism are rife, the idea that in Taekwon-Do, personal improvement is valued as highly as success cannot help but seem refreshing.“I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone walk in and say ‘I want to be a world champion,’” Ryan says. “Parents see the benefits of the sport for their children in helping them improve their co-ordination skills and their muscular development and their flexibility and all those things that any sport will offer — there’s a great social aspect to it.center_img “They are training at the top level — the same as everyone would in every other international sport — so for us, it’s an amazing achievement and the reaction within the Taekwon-Do community has been superb. The younger kids coming through can see what’s possible and there are so many world champions going back into the Taekwon-Do clubs around the country and the kids are looking at the medals around their neck and it’s something to aspire towards.“It surpassed our expectations, but since the current crop of coaches took over in 2009, we have been coming back with more and more medals from each championship. If you can compare it to the last World Championships in New Zealand, we’ve got so many more medals. We are dealing with a bigger squad. We don’t receive funding from the sports council even though we’re recognised by them. So we couldn’t afford to send that many athletes to New Zealand. The World Championships before that were Argentina and we did really well — there was plenty of medals won.“With the amount of training they’ve been putting in and the amount of medals they’ve been winning, especially at junior level, we’ve had fantastic success. What’s happening now is that a good crop of juniors are turning senior. Not that the people before weren’t any good, but the talent is getting better all the time.”(Taekwondo has grown increasingly popular in Ireland in recent years)Their prowess is particularly incredible and a testament to the work that figures such as Ryan have put in when you consider that the sport was only introduced in Ireland in the late 1960s, after originating in the Korean army in 1950.“One Korean who was living in Scotland had come over,” Ryan explains. “Aidan Walsh,  Robert Howard and people like this then started to spread Taekwon-Do around the country. The first World Championships that the Irish team competed in was Oklahoma in 1978 and we’ve been building from there. Updated at 13.24IS TAEKWON-DO IRELAND’S most successful but least talked-about sport?Certainly, it has enjoyed considerable success of late in this country.At the recent International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) World Championships in Benidorm, Spain, the Irish side placed second overall out of 58 countries. After securing 10 Gold, six Silver and 11 Bronze medals, Team Ireland were narrowly beaten into second place by Poland (13 Gold, six Silver and eight Bronze).Six individual world titles were won over the course of the competition, with Ellen Ince (sparring and 1st Dan Patterns), Louise McCagh, Dylan Fitzgibbon, Dylan Murphy and Denise O’Brien all triumphing.While the 48 Irish athletes deserve enormous credit for their phenomenal achievements, the role of the seven coaches (Stephen Cooley, Adrian Byrne, Paul King, Darren Smith, Jack Sheehan, Laura Ryan  and Stephen Ryan) who travelled must not be overlooked either.It was a fitting reward too for Stephen Ryan, Secretary General of the Irish Taekwon-Do Association. Ryan has an obvious passion for the sport when he discusses it, and he’s been competing himself for over 20 years, having originally become interested from “watching movies on the TV with people like Bruce Lee”.Ryan was on the team that won two golds back at the World Championships in Poland in 2003 — a time when the sport was not at such an advanced level as it is now in Ireland, while he also won a 2011 individual silver at the same competition. “There’s the discipline of a martial art that’s associated with it and the other thing as well is that we put a big emphasis on behaviour. Taekwon-Do has five tenets — courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit. It’s not that they’re just coming in to learn physical activity, it’s how we interact with each other and the respect that we show, so parents are looking at this as a very valuable sport.“And it’s also a life skill that they can give to their kids. That’s why we attract a lot of kids coming into it. But we do get teenagers and adults too. A lot of them are attracted initially as a way to get fit or as a way to learn some self-defence.“But it’s later on when they see they can be competitive. Or if they’re not interested in competition, they can train as a referee, or they can become a coach or an instructor, so once they’re in Taekwon-Do, they can see an awful lot. They think: ‘I can just train and be fit, or I can set other goals for myself’. They can get the next belt or get a little fitter or maybe, be on the national team. There’s different goals depending on who you’re dealing with really. So there’s always something different on offer.”All images used with permission from Stephen Ryan.You can find more info on the sport at www.taekwondo.ie.My journey to complete an old Premier League sticker album>Snapshot: Richie McCaw goes hurling with Bernard Brogan>last_img read more

BSO deputy involved in crash near Fort LauderdaleBSO deputy involved in crash near Fort Lauderdale

first_imgNEAR FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) — A Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy driving a police cruiser is doing OK after colliding with an SUV near Fort Lauderdale.Lauderhill Police and Fire Rescue responded to the scene on Northwest 31st Avenue, north of Sunrise Boulevard, just after 8 p.m., Tuesday.7News cameras captured the police cruiser with front-end damage and an SUV with rear-end damage on the scene.Traffic was temporarily affected as a result of the crash.No injuries were reported.The cause of the crash remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

CM expresses grief over farm workers deathsCM expresses grief over farm workers deaths

first_imgHyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Sunday expressed shock over the death of 12 persons in an accident at Kothapally in Mahbubnagar district. The Chief Minister expressed his condolences to the bereaved family members. He directed the authorities to provide better medical facilities to the injured in the accident. About 12 agricultural labourers died in an accident at Kothapally in Mahbubnagar district on Sunday. The labourers were travelling in an auto-rickshaw which was hit by a lorry. Three others in the auto were injured. Meanwhile, Minister V Srinivas Goud rushed to Mahbubnagar this evening.last_img read more

New BlackOwned Vegan Restaurant The Grub Factory Opens in BaltimoreNew BlackOwned Vegan Restaurant The Grub Factory Opens in Baltimore

first_imgThere aren’t many places in Baltimore where you can order a vegan cheesesteak, but now there’s one more. The Grub Factory, a Black-owned vegan restaurant, officially opened its doors on Sunday, May 14 at 1210 North Charles Street. French toast platter with scrambled tofu, homefries, and coconut bac’n (Courtesy Photo)With affordable hearty selections of pancakes, french toast, and breakfast sandwiches, the restaurant offers what Baltimore’s food scene has been missing: a vegan breakfast. But the menu goes beyond morning offerings, with savory vegan selections of gyros, reubens, pepper steak, shrimp salad, curry “chick’n,” and more. The Grub Factory isn’t a typical business venture. It is a part of a larger organization, the Pan Afrikan Liberation Movement, or PLM, founded by Imhotep Fatiu in 1995. “The Grub Factory isn’t separate from PLM, it is PLM, it’s a food extension of it,” said Fatiu. Fatiu describes PLM as a “revolutionary organization focused on the productive transformation of African people.” It stages popular local events such as The African Redemption Lecture Series, with speakers such as Kaba Kamene and Dr. Patricia Newton; a monthly African marketplace, Soko; and a weekly African Awareness Critical Thinking study class. The Grub Factory does not have “employees”—rather, it includes communal service providers with each person in the restaurant assigned roles by the larger organization.Breakfast sandwich (Courtesy Photo)It all started with the Nigerian bean cake dish, akara balls. In late 2010, Hurani Ame brought the dish to a karamu (“feast” in Kiswahili) hosted by PLM. At the time, Ame and Heru Meritef both attended the group’s study class. At the karamu, Meritef tasted the dish and decided to use it as the center of vegan platters. By 2011, Meritef and Ame started a food business called H20, derived from the letters of their first names. They offered dinners from their homes in East and West Baltimore, selling over 30 dinners each time they opened.In 2013, Fatiu offered to bring the business venture under PLM. They changed their name to The Grub Factory, gained local acclaim at popular events such as the Vegan Soul Fest and placed first in the annual Vegan Mac N’ Cheese Smackdown in 2016 and 2017. “[Fatiu] stepped in and helped us with organization. If it wasn’t for him, we wouldn’t be where we are now,” said Ame.(Left to right) Hurani Ame, Heru Mertief, Imhotep Fatiu (Courtesy Photo)After three years of successful business, they began planning to open a brick and mortar location. In June 2016, Mertief was tasked to find a location in Baltimore City. By November, they were building a kitchen in their 1,300-sq foot restaurant. “It’s a communal owned entity,” said Meritef. “We did it without any loans.”The restaurant proudly celebrates African heritage, with small wooden sculptures of Ghanaian Adinkra symbols, and four original wall paintings by Baltimore visual artist Docta Toonz, among many other artistic touches. Toonz evokes captivating representations of Egyptian deities such as the goddess of war and healing, Sekhmat; scribe, Tehuti, alongside the after-life judgment scene depiction of “The Hall of Ma’at,” where one’s heart is weighed next to a feather. At the heart of the restaurant is a large painting depicting Ma’at, the Egyptian concept of truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice that is vibrantly and powerfully personified by a Black woman. “We want to provide our people with quality vegan food and ultimately create a chain of Grub Factories,” said Fatiu. Meritef agreed. “We’re looking to build community here.” Judging by the line pouring out of the door on the restaurant’s opening day, a chain may be inevitable and the community is ready to break bread—specifically, vegan french toast.The Grub Factory is located at 1210 North Charles Street.  Their hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Follow them on Facebook or Instagram.last_img read more

UN official says donor response slow to meet Nepals needsUN official says donor response slow to meet Nepals needs

first_imgSome cases of diarrhea have been reported, but that is normal for this time of year, said Poonam Singh, the World Health Organization’s deputy regional director for Southeast Asia.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories Sponsored Stories 5 treatments for adult scoliosis A Nepalese soldier stands between two U.S. Ospreys which are used to assist the deployment of Nepalese soldiers in the quake affected mountainous areas in Manthali, Nepal, Thursday, May 7, 2015. The April 25 earthquake killed thousands and injured many more as it flattened mountain villages and destroyed buildings and archaeological sites in Kathmandu.(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) “This needs to be dramatically ramped up,” McGoldrick told reporters in the Nepalese capital.The April 25 earthquake killed more than 7,800 people and injured thousands more. The government figures show that tens of thousands of houses have been demolished and assistance is immediately needed for 400,000 families.The U.N. estimates that as many as 8 million people have been affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.McGoldrick said his agency’s main focus now was to reach the many affected people in remote, hard-to-reach areas.“And we need to do so urgently, so that people have roofs over their heads and their other urgent needs are addressed before the monsoon season starts,” he said.The monsoon rains generally start in the second week of June and often trigger landslides in the mountains and flooding in the southern plains.But roads are already blocked the landslides triggered by last month’s earthquake and there are fears that rain hitting soil loosened by the earthquake could easily trigger more landslides.On Thursday, a U.N. health official said there have been no epidemics in areas hit by the earthquake or in camps where homeless people are sheltered. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The international response has been slow to an appeal for emergency funds to help the millions of people hit by last month’s earthquake in Nepal, a U.N. official said Friday.Jamie McGoldrick, the U.N.’s chief official in Nepal, said the agency had received $22 million so far against an appeal last week for $415 million to support relief efforts for the first three months in the Himalayan nation. Comments   Share   5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitylast_img read more

Tourism body to boost Inland NSW visitorsTourism body to boost Inland NSW visitors

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P Inland NSW Tourism plans to increase visitor numbers over the next 12 months Inland NSW Tourism is set to utilise its AUD$3.3million tourism budget on strategic marketing plans to increase visitor numbers to ‘destination Inland NSW’ over a 12 month period.As a result of the merger of New England Northwest, Outback, Capital Country and five Central local government areas, Inland NSW tourism will carry out operator campaigns to concentrate on growing visitation from Sydney, Queensland, Victoria and international markets.Important components of the strategy include camping and outdoor experiences as well as food and wine, visiting friends and family VFR market, events, lifestyle and group and educational tourism.Inland NSW Tourism project manager Ian Bennett says members are set to benefit from the organisations research based marketing strategies.“A great deal of time has been invested in establishing Inland NSW Tourism, and getting the framework right to permit us to undertake highly effective and compelling campaigns to drive greater visitation throughout the region.”Mr Bennett said the company has developed marketing to support all levels of membership and cover editorial and ad templates, radio and digital marketing, as well as participation in major campaigns.“We urge all business owners and operators to partner with us as we know these campaigns have the potential to greatly benefit our local economies across the region.”last_img read more

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first_img RelatedeasyJet cabin luggage explained and how to maximise your hand baggage allowanceDon’t get caught out by easyJet hand luggage allowances; here are the latest baggage restrictions, plus a few tips on how to avoid paying cabin bag fees:How much does it cost to check in at the airport?Left check-in till last minute? Here’s an exact guide to check-in fees at U.K airports from EasyJet, Ryanair, British Airways and many more.Qatar baggage restrictions explained and how to maximise your hand luggage allowanceHow many cabin bags can you take on board a Qatar Airways flight? How much checked luggage can you fly with? Avoid excess baggage charges with this handy table of luggage weights, sizes and fees, plus tips on making the most of your checked and hand luggage allowance. Baggage restrictions on hand luggage will be relaxed from today at many UK airports(January 7th), but easyJet will not be amending its policy, the low-budget carrier claimed.The government announced that the restriction limiting passengers to one piece of hand luggage would no longer be mandatory at 22 UK airports, but easyJet claimed that it would leave the one bag rule in place on its flights.EasyJet flies from 14 UK airports, of which seven now face a lifting of restrictions, but the airline claimed that confusion over prices and charges made it easier to leave the current system in place on all its departures. Andy Harrison, easyJet’s chief executive, said “There is massive scope for customer confusion in an environment where UK airports are adopting different policies. The only way to maintain a simple and standard policy is to maintain our one bag policy.” He added that easyJet would continue to resist attempts from BAA Airports to manipulate bag charges, claiming: “They increased charges when the restriction was introduced and now they want to increase charges again to remove it.”The 22 airports where regulations will change have seen restrictions lifted on the condition that security checks will be made tougher.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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