Topics : “It’s not thought out and it doesn’t make any sense from a health point of view,” said Souyris.PSG take on Bayern in Lisbon on Sunday, but their progress has coincided with several departments in the Ile-de-France region around Paris passing the “alert threshold” of 50 new daily coronavirus cases per 100,000 inhabitants. “All I see is an massive cluster,” Souyris said of a potential fanzone, recommending gatherings in small groups of 10 or less in cafes where social distancing is possible.French police arrested 36 people including three minors after clashes, notably on the Champs-Elysees, following PSG’s semi-final victory on Tuesday. Police were deployed in big numbers both on the Champs-Elysees, the iconic Parisian avenue that connects the Arc de Triomphe with the Place de la Concorde, and around PSG’s home ground of the Parc des Princes in the west of the city.Thousands of PSG fans, often very young and for the most part not wearing masks in line with coronavirus health and safety protocols, paraded down the Champs-Elysees in cars, and on mopeds and scooters, in a cacophony of horn-blowing and chanting.For the final, PSG have organized a live transmission of the game for the reglemented number of 5,000 spectators at the Parc des Princes.”If we do that at the stadium, we risk having groupings we won’t be able to manage,” warned Souyris. There will be no fanzones in the French capital for this weekend’s Champions League final that pitches Paris Saint-Germain against Bayern Munich, French police told AFP on Thursday.The mayor’s office also opposed fanzone plans that had been pitched by Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu on Wednesday.That idea was “a bad suggestion”, Paris health official Anne Souyris told AFP.
The Lampung Police have arrested three individuals who were allegedly engaged in illegal elephant ivory trade in the region.Lampung Police spokesperson Comr. Zahwani Pandra Arsyad said the suspects – identified as BT, TW and AS – had been apprehended in a hotel in Pringsewu regency on Wednesday.“Our officers received information that an illegal transaction involving elephant ivory was about to take place. Following an investigation, the three perpetrators were indeed planning to sell tusks,” Pandra said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com. The suspects were charged under Articles 21 and 40 of Law. 5/1900 on the conservation of natural resources and ecosystems.“They face up to five years in prison and a fine of Rp 100 million (US$6,721),” Pandra said.The government has stepped up its measures to crack down on illegal ivory trade in recent years.In April, investigators from the Environment and Forestry Ministry arrested three individuals on suspicion of illegal online trade in ivory and other products from elephants and other endangered animals.The trio allegedly sold jewelry and other accessories like cigarette holders through three separate Facebook accounts. (rfa)Topics : After confirming the trade, a joint team consisting of the Lampung Police’s general crimes unit and personnel from the South Bukit Barisan National Park (TNBBS) was deployed to foil the illicit activity.Police seized two tusks as evidence, each measuring about 50 centimeters, and said all three suspects were being questioned about the origin of the tusks.Read also: Two endangered Javan rhino calves spotted in Indonesian parkIn addition, police confiscated nine ivory smoking pipes and three unprocessed elephant teeth.
Carragher believes Mustafi has never been good enough for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Emery challenged his players to bounce back from the defeat when they travel to Huddersfield next weekend.‘They showed their superiority in 90 minutes,’ the Spaniard said after Arsenal’s defeat.‘They held their level in 90 minutes and our level in the second half was worse than the first.‘Our challenge now is the next week, continue to work and improve, and think how we can work and be better.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesOn Arsenal’s top-four hopes: ‘After losing 3-1 it’s not easy to say that, but know we need big help.’MORE: Manchester City star Sergio Aguero speaks out on handball goal in win over Arsenal Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 3 Feb 2019 7:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Jamie Carragher slams Shkodran Mustafi after Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City Shkodran Mustafi struggled against Manchester City and was forced off with ten minutes remaining (Picture: Getty)Jamie Carragher slammed Shkodran Mustafi after Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City, claiming that the centre-back has ‘never been good enough since the day he walked in the door’.Arsenal were stunned as Sergio Aguero broke the deadlock in the opening minute but Laurent Koscielny dragged Unai Emery’s men back into the game, capitalising on some poor City defending to head home from a corner.However, the Gunners failed to test Ederson after Koscielny’s equaliser and Aguero scored either side of the of the break to seal a comfortable win for Pep Guardiola’s champions.City targeted the right side of Arsenal’s defence throughout the match, sensing a weakness in the combination of Mustafi and Stephan Lichtsteiner.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking after City’s win, Liverpool legend Carragher told Sky Sports: ‘That’s not just today. Lichtsteiner is not good enough. Maybe you could argue because of his age.‘But the fellow next to him, Mustafi, has never been good enough since the day he walked in the door and that’s the reason why all the goals come down there.‘To see Arsenal defend like that, there’s a big job there for Unai Emery to do.’ Advertisement
June 18, 2020 Gov. Wolf, Commission on Latino Affairs Release Statements on Upholding of DACA Program SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Latino Affairs, Press Release In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling halting the shutdown of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Gov. Tom Wolf released the following statement:“Today’s Supreme Court ruling will provide some comfort to the nearly 800,000 American immigrants who faced deportation, as well as their loved ones,” said Gov. Wolf. “Many of these Dreamers faced the unconscionable deportation to a country they left at a young age and do not remember. Now, they can continue to reside in the communities they call home, where they are important parts of the social fabric as volunteers, neighbors, workers, and friends. These Americans make contributions that benefit all of us and help drive our economy.“This ruling is also a reminder that government cannot use law to discriminate against people based on race, ethnicity, or place of birth.”The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs (GACLA) supports the ruling of the Supreme Court declaring legal the DACA program implemented by the Obama Administration. Maria Teresa Donate, GACLA Chair, stated:“The DACA program offers legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants who came to this country as children. They have few memories of their country of origin, mostly speak English, and have become law-abiding citizens who pay taxes, own homes and have children. Dreamers have pursued the same aspirations of past immigrants, in this case facing far more challenges. For example, in the pursuit of higher education to become educated and productive citizens, they endured far more sacrifices by working long hours while attending college since their status excludes them from eligibility for federal and state financial aid.“DACA recipients truly deserve their share of the American Dream.”GACLA’s Government That Works Committee Chairperson Joanna Otero Cruz and Vice-Chairperson Maritza Padua added in a joint statement:“GACLA’s Government That Works Committee is elated with the SCOTUS’s decision to uphold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA). Our immigrant communities are essential to the social and economic fabric of our country. We are proud to stand up for and support the more than 800,000 Dreamers in the United States. We will continue to advocate and fight for fair and permanent immigration reform.”Ver esta página en español.
The six points of the new doctrine are:To identify best practice and go on the offensive with companies that avoid tax;To support criticism of companies by action-orientated dialogue;To actively support relevant shareholder resolutions on tax at annual general meetings;To ensure that stock lending never leads to dividend tax speculation;To ensure direct investments in developing countries take place without tax incentives or tax exemptions;To work towards tax being a guiding principle in the UN Guidelines for Corporate Responsibility.PBU said that when tax was “twisted”, this harmed Denmark’s welfare society and weakened the opportunities developing countries had of growing out of poverty.According to the OECD, the equivalent of around DKK2trn (€269bn) was lost every year globally in corporation tax revenues as a result of global profits being shifted around and tax havens being used.A conservative estimate was that Denmark alone was losing DKK5bn a year in this way, PBU said, which could be used to finance 5,000 education practitioners and 1,000 extra school teachers as well as giving a long-term boost to school and day-care centre buildings.In developing countries, multinational companies often relied on the extraction of natural resources, but their contribution to local populations was limited because of their tax planning across national borders, and tax exemptions in countries where corruption was a widespread problem, PBU said.Loss of tax revenue and the potential consequent erosion of welfare provision has had a high profile in Denmark over the last two years, with some large-scale tax fraud scandals hitting the headlines in the high-tax country. Danish education sector pension fund Pædagogernes Pension (PBU) has introduced a code of behaviour for pension funds on tax ethics.The code is aimed at improving the behaviour of companies in which it invests, and PBU has called for other pension funds in Denmark to adopt it.Sune Schackenfeldt, chief executive of PBU, said: “As a pensions company and an institutional investor, we have an interest in getting dubious tax planning practices into the open.“We would like it to be possible to discuss this and get things changed over time, even if this is easier said than done.”
Scottish engineering company Orbital Marine Power has issued a tender call for the design and provision of 2 hydraulic mooring winches for its O2 2MW Floating Tidal Energy Turbine project.The 4-months contract also includes all logistics associated with the loading and transport.Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is January 01, 2020.The O2 tidal turbine is an optimised version of Orbital’s SR2000 turbine. With an ability to generate in excess of 2MW the O2, like the SR2000 before it, will become the world’s most powerful tidal turbine when it enters operation later in 2020 at European Marine Energy Centre, Orkney.Orbital has already awarded overall build O2-contracts to ACMC for the composite blades, SKF for the power trains, O2 platform manufacturing contract to TEXO Group in Dundee and an anchors contract to FAUN Trackway in Anglesey.
Tweet Share 57 Views no discussions LifestyleRelationships 5 Pregnancy Sex Myths — Busted. by: – June 27, 2011 Share Share By: Joanne Van Zuidam for TheBump.comPhoto: Thinkstock / The BumpSure, there are some good excuses not to have sex: You’ve got a headache, tonight is supposed to be laundry night, Glee is on… But being pregnant shouldn’t be one of them (after all, you’ve got nine whole months of this). That’s because sex is totally fine in a normal pregnancy without complications, assures Jacques Moritz, MD, director of the Endoscopy Section and Division of Gynecology at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City.So you got the green light from your OB, but you’re still putting on the brakes because you’re afraid you’ll hurt the baby? Relax, and read on.The Myth:“Deep penetration can harm the fetus”The Lowdown:This is one b-i-g myth. Did you know your (amazing) vagina stretches during sex? It naturally creates a gap of several centimeters between the penis and the cervix (the opening to your uterus) even if your guy is particularly, um, well-endowed, says Moritz.Plus, the cervix is closed and sealed with a thick mucus plug to protect the baby, says KaLee Ahlin, MD, ob-gyn at Loyola University Health System and assistant professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Loyola University Chicago. And baby’s hanging out in the amniotic sac, inside your uterus, which was designed to keep him safe and snug, she adds.The Myth: “Contractions from an orgasm can cause a miscarriage”The Lowdown:Those little cramps you probably feel after sex are completely normal — they’re just the muscles of the uterus tightening a bit — and, as long as you don’t have a high-risk pregnancy, they aren’t going to cause any harm. There are two different types of contractions, and the ones that you feel during and after orgasm are not the type that will cause a miscarriage, assures Ahlin. Don’t confuse these contractions with labor contractions, which will be painful and come at regular intervals (every three to five minutes). These will be mild and eventually go away.The Myth: “Sex can induce labor”The Lowdown:This gem is just an old wives’ tale. You can get a contraction though, after sex, from a hormone present in semen, says Moritz. “The idea is, if you’re close to your due date (or past it), this can push you over the edge,” he explains. “But it doesn’t really work that way.” Yes, it’s true that the same hormone (prostaglandin) is used to induce labor in a hospital setting, but it’s a synthetic version with a much higher concentration than there is in semen, adds Moritz. If semen had enough of it to jump-start labor, “we would advise all patients to abstain from intercourse during the entire pregnancy,” Ahlin says. But, well, they don’t.The Myth:”Post-sex bleeding is a sign of damage”The Lowdown:A little blood down there might totally freak you out, but don’t worry if the spotting is during or after sex. This is very common — and there’s an explanation for it. During pregnancy, “the cervix gets very pliable, very soft, and sensitive to any touching and it can start bleeding,” says Moritz. But there’s no need to worry unless it’s excessive bleeding or there’s no good explanation for it. Then, call your OB.The Myth:“The baby will know”The Lowdown:Guess what? Your parents probably had sex while you were in utero. Do you remember it? Neither will baby. Sure, he knows you’re moving, but he can’t tell whether you’re knocking boots or shaking your booty. Experts agree that there’s no evidence sex can cause physical or psychological harm to your child. “The baby can pick up on sounds and movement in utero,” says Ahlin. “But for the baby to be able to interpret that or understand that, I don’t think that’s possible.” Sharing is caring!
North Decatur Lady Chargers finished in 5th place on Saturday September 7 at the East Central Invitational.Leading the way for North was Gracie Osting with A 10th place finish. Paige Reisman continued to lower her time setting a PR once again for the 4th time out of 5 meets. She finished in 20th place. Ellie Cox also set a PR and continues to grow as a runner. Lauren Holloway finished in 24th place while coming just seconds away from setting her PR. Lauren is battling injury and is slowly starting to regain strength as we had into the 2nd half of the season. Rounding out great efforts for the Chargers were Paige Wesseler and Philomenia Niese. Philomenia also set a PR Saturday. Congratulations to all the ladies on another consistent race. Times are starting to fall and the ladies are setting themselves up for a great run in the MHC for the Conference Championship.ND Scoring. Jenna Walton Injured; Lauren Holloway 27:03; Paige Wessler 31:45; Ellie Cox “26:15; PR”; Gracie Osting 23:50; Paige Reisman “25:55; PR”; Philomenia Niese “35:43 PR”.Team Scores. South Dearborn 43, Jac-Cen-Del 54, South Ripley 66, Lawrenceburg 69, North Decatur 102.North Decatur participated in the East Central Invitational on Saturday, September 7. The Boys were lead by Brandon Gearhart who finished in 9th place with a time of 19:40 (3 seconds off his PR). The boys had an outstanding race as 6 members set PR’s for their careers. Congratulations t them on their handwork and commitment to getting better. We are 2 weeks out from the MHC Meet and the boys are putting themselves in a great position to compete for the title.ND Scoring. Brandon Gearhart 19:40 9th Place; Cameron Medsker “24:23 44th Place PR”; Jack Cathey “23:11 40th PlacePR”; Adam Mack “23:27 41st Place PR”; Collin Bryant 31:29; Brady Espinda “21:58 35th Place PR”; Caleb Bowles “21:40 32nd Place PR”; Ethan Neimeyer “25:18 PR”; Owen Geis 21:37 30th place; Ryan Hancock “24:35 PR”.Team Scores. Jac-Cen-Del 42, Lawrenceburg 79, South Ripley 99, South Dearborn 108, Waldron 108, North Decatur 145.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Kyle Nobbe.
Public schools in Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties announced that they will be holding virtual graduations, while Martin County public schools announced they will postpone their traditional high school graduation ceremonies until late July.Superintendent Laurie Gaylord made the announcement on Thursday via a YouTube video.Gaylord said “The Martin County School District is committed to doing everything possible to celebrate the most significant senior milestone, graduation, in a way that honors your individual and collective accomplishments,”…”We are committed to providing you with the traditional ceremonies you have overwhelmingly asked for, earned, and deserve,”School district officials will seek input from public health experts about how to safely hold the ceremonies.GRADUATION UPDATE @MCSDSupt Laurie J. Gaylord has announced @MCSDFlorida’s plans to celebrate the #Classof2020 with traditional graduation ceremonies. Click play to learn more. #ALLINMartinhttps://t.co/f6Clnw4d4n@MartinCountyHi1 @wearesouthfork @JBHSFALCONS— Martin County School District (@MCSDFlorida) April 30, 2020
— The U.S. Women’s Open is moving from the end of spring to the middle of December. The USGA says the Women’s Open at Champions Golf Club in Houston is moving from June 4-7 to Dec. 10-13. The LPGA has also postponed or canceled the next five events on its schedule. All but the Pure Silk Championship are getting new dates later in the year.— The WNBA has postponed the start of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league was set to open training camps on April 26 and the regular season was to begin on May 15. The WNBA will still hold a “virtual” draft on April 17. Two WNBA cities are major hot spots for the virus: New York and Seattle. The WNBA, which was set to begin its 24th season, is the longest running professional women’s sports league.— The Ottawa Senators are making temporary layoffs and salary reductions because of COVID-19. The team’s parent company says the full-time workforce will be reduced starting Sunday, when the NHL club’s season was originally scheduled to end. Those not laid off could be placed on furlough. Others could have their salaries reduced. Health benefits will continue uninterrupted.— Anaheim Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli say they will pay their 2,100 part-time employees across all of their sports and event management companies through June 30 for work that was wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic. The Samuelis’ Anaheim Arena Management company operates Honda Center, the Ducks’ home rink. They also own two lice hockey complexes in Orange County.— Major League Soccer has extended its training moratorium through April 24 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Team facilities are closed to players and staff — except for players requiring treatment that cannot be administered at their homes. Players are expected to remain in market with their teams during the moratorium to avoid the spread of the virus. April 4, 2020 Update on the latest sports The process includes independent investigators and decision-makers with no direct ties to NCAA member schools, and rulings cannot be appealed.The NCAA has alleged ex-assistant Orlando Early provided Smith and his associates approximately $46,700 in impermissible benefits – including $40,000 that a government witness testified he delivered to Early intended for Smith’s family in 2015.BASKETBALL HALL OF FAMEBasketball Hall of Fame set to announce 2020 classUNDATED (AP) — A unique Hall of Fame class will be announced Saturday in a unique way. The Chicago Bears declared the quarterback competition between Mitchell Trubisky and newcomer Nick Foles. General manager Ryan Pace says both players are “embracing” the battle that will play out whenever offseason workouts begin.—Cleveland Browns linebacker and Ohio State two-way star Jim Houston has been diagnosed with Stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Donna Houston says her husband donated his brain to Boston University to be studied. Houston led the Buckeyes to a Rose Bowl victory and was a member of the Cleveland Browns team that won the NFL title in 1964.NHL-RANGERS-RACIST HACKERHacker posts racial slur on fan chat with black NHL playerNEW YORK (AP) — A hacker posted a racial slur 45 times in an online fan video chat Friday with a black New York Rangers prospect. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as part of the 2020 class of enshrinees by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.The selections are typically revealed at college basketball’s Final Four. But with sports shut down because of the global coronavirus pandemic, the announcement will be televised from ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Connecticut.Bryant, Duncan and Garnett, with a combined 11 championships and 48 All-Star seasons between them, are all first-time finalists and locks to be in this class. There are five additional finalists alongside Bryant, Duncan and Garnett: Tamika Catchings, Rudy Tomjanovich (tahm-JAHN’-oh-vich), Eddie Sutton, Barbara Stevens and Kim Mulkey.NFL-LIONS-ROBERTSLions agree to deal with CB Darryl Roberts Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSWarning from NFL medical officerUNDATED (AP) — Days after the NFL revealed its hopes of conducting a normal regular season and playoffs, its chief medical officer is warning that nothing is a certainty during the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press Judge Jed S. Rakoff wrote that the lawsuit had no legal basis.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Darryl Roberts. Roberts spent the past four seasons with the New York Jets.Roberts has started 10 games in each of the past two seasons. The Lions also acquired cornerback Desmond Trufant this offseason.In other NFL news:—The lawyer representing retired NFL players alleges the players’ union stonewalled his clients when confronted with questions whether their Social Security disability payments would be affected before the labor agreement was narrowly ratified last month. Attorney Ben Meiselas told the AP that email exchanges between his clients and the NFLPA show the union refusing to provide responses to direct questions regarding the status of their disability benefits before and after the CBA was presented to its players for a vote on March 5. —The NFC champion San Francisco 49ers have signed two ninth-year pros to one-year deals in free agency. One of them is Travis Benjamin. He’s a wide receiver and punt returner who played the last four seasons with the Chargers. The Niners also signed offensive lineman Tom Compton, who was with the Jets last season. Dr. Allen Sills, a neurosurgeon who has been with the NFL since 2017, says he and other league and team medical personnel have been in constant communication with health officials throughout the country, looking at the same data they are using to make public recommendations. The NFL also has consulted with the other major sports leagues and the players’ union.In other developments related to the pandemic:— The Preakness is looking for a new date for the Triple Crown race normally held on the third Saturday in May. The owners of Pimlico Race Course and the Maryland Jockey Club have also decided to cancel the infield party on race day. The Preakness usually draws more than 100,000 fans, most of whom gather on the infield. The Kentucky Derby was previously postponed from May 2 to Sept. 5.—The NCAA says hearings and oral arguments in infractions cases have been suspended through May 31 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The suspension applies to cases before the infractions committee, appeals and the new Independent Accountability Resolution Process created to handle complex cases in the wake of the federal corruption investigation into college basketball. Deadlines for schools in pending cases to file briefs and other documentation remain in effect, including the release of rulings.—The U.S. Tennis Association says it’s best not to play the sport right now because of the coronavirus pandemic. The USTA called it “in the best interest of society to take a collective pause” from tennis. The statement from the organization that runs the U.S. Open Grand Slam tournament said there is “the possibility” that the virus could be transferred among people via sharing and touching of tennis balls, net posts, court surfaces, benches or gate handles. The NHL team scrambled to disable the hacker it called “a vile individual” on the Zoom chat with K’Andre Miller, the 20-year-old former Wisconsin defenseman drafted No. 22 overall in 2018. Miller recently signed with the Rangers after completing his sophomore season at Wisconsin. The 6-foot-5 defender is from St. Paul, Minnesota.MLB-ASTROS FAN-LAWSUITFederal judge tosses fan lawsuit vs. MLB, Astros, Red SoxNEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by fantasy sports contestants who claimed they were damaged by sign stealing in Major League Baseball.Five men had sued MLB, MLB Advanced Media, the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox in federal court in Manhattan, claiming fraud, violation of consumer-protection laws, negligence, unjust enrichment and deceptive trade practices by teams that violated MLB’s rules against the use of electronics to steal catchers’ signs. The five participated in fantasy contests hosted by DraftKings from 2017-19. — The under-construction Athletes Village for the Tokyo Olympics could be used as a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients. Tokyo’s governor has been talking about the possibility of occupying the massive development on Tokyo Bay, which is to house up to 11,000 Olympic and 4,400 Paralympic athletes and staff during the games.— Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang was among 20 people arrested in Kenya for locking themselves in a bar and drinking alcohol in breach of a curfew imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Police say the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist was among those detained at a police station in Iten, one of Kenya’s famous high-altitude towns where distance runners train.— NBC’s Mike Tirico is returning to hosting a daily talk show, which will focus on the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the sports world. The hour-long “Lunch Talk Live” will air weekdays beginning at noon EDT on NBCSN. Tirico will host the show remotely from his home in Michigan.COLLEGE CORRUPTION-NC STATERALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State’s NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied to former Wolfpack one-and-done star Dennis Smith Jr. has been recommended to go through an independent investigation process created for complex cases.