Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling believes his team can claim an important win over Liverpool if they are at their best.Pep Guardiola’s side needs a victory at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday to close the gap to Premier League leaders Liverpool to four points.Despite two defeats in their past three games, Sterling is confident in City’s chances against his former club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! As quoted in the Daily Mirror, he said: “If we can play the way we know we can play, we can beat anyone.”It’s going to be a great game and we’re all looking forward to it.”City fell behind in the title race after suffering shock defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester City.However, they rebounded by beating Southampton 3-1 on Sunday and Sterling talked up the importance of that result.”It’s a massive step and just what we needed,” he said.”We had two poor games and we knew we needed to win to give ourselves a chance and we did just that. Our previous two results were difficult to take and I thought we bounced back brilliantly.”I think we owed it to ourselves and as a team to bring that level we know we can bring.”Sterling is having a stellar personal season at the Etihad, registering 10 goals and nine assists in all competitions so far this campaign.Last season was the England international’s most profitable in front of goal so far, with 23 strikes in all competitions and 17 assists. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
World number one Rafael Nadal took a swipe at plans to introduce a shot clock at Wimbledon next year after speedily moving past Israels Dudi Sela in the first round.The U.S. Open is set to introduce a shot clock this year so that the 25 seconds allowed between points is strictly enforced and Wimbledon is likely to follow suit.Nadal, who has often fallen foul of the slow-play rule during his career, said he could not support the move.”I’m 32. I dont know for how long Im going to play. Hopefully for a long time. But is something that is not bothering me,” the Spaniard said when asked for his opinion in his news conference after a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win on Tuesday which took less than two hours on Centre Court.Also read – Wimbledon: Thiem, Goffin depart while Nadal, Djokovic advance”In terms of the sport, depends. If you want to see a quick game without thinking, well done.””If you want to keep playing in a sport that you need to think, you need to play with more tactics, you want to have long and good rallies, then of course you are going the wrong way.””But seems like sometimes is only about the business, so… I cant support this, no. Because I dont feel the matches that stay for the history of our sport went that quick.”Also Read – Wimbledon: Halep, defending champion Muguruza advance, Kvitova outNadal pointed to his epic four hour 48 minute Wimbledon final against Roger Federer in 2008 a match widely considered the best final ever played at the All England Club.advertisementHe said speeding up tennis could water down the drama, although in fact Grand Slams now allow 25 seconds between points rather than the 20 seconds of 10 years ago.”I don’t remember an emotional match that the total time of the match has been two hours,” Nadal said.”All the matches that have been important in the history of our sport have been four hours, five hours.””To play these kind of matches you need time between points because you cannot play points in a row with long rallies, with emotional points, having only 25 seconds between points.”
Chelsea Manchester City got all their first-choice transfer targets, says Conte Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 06:30 12/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Chelsea Antonio Conte Manchester City Premier League The Blues boss thinks that the league leaders are benefiting from a perfect transfer window in which they signed a group of superstar players Antonio Conte responded to questioning about what is making his Chelsea side struggle to compete in the title race against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City by pointing to a stronger summer transfer window for the league leaders. Chelsea have won five of their last seven games with only a draw and a defeat since the last international break.However, City’s 15 game winning run has seen them grow their gap at the top of the table to 14 points and Conte thinks that his rival’s strong summer window has really set them apart. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I don’t know about this. For sure, for sure, Manchester City improved a lot [in the transfer window].” Conte said to reporters. “Improved a lot the team.“But when you buy players like Ederson, a top goalkeeper, then Walker, then Mendy, then Bernardo Silva, then Danilo… for sure you improve your squad, improve your quality in your squad. Especially, I repeat, if you are able to take the first targets.”Manchester City had all their signings before the Premier League season started and all of them arrived before August began. Meanwhile, Chelsea secured two deals on deadline day and signed Tiemoue Bakayoko despite him carrying a knee injury. Conte was asked whether these late deals have affected the title race but he simply responded that “every club has their own strategy, yes.”The 47-year-old will sit down with Chelsea soon to discuss the areas of his squad that he needs to strengthen in the fast-approaching January transfer window, though the manager doesn’t get the final say on who the club signs with Chelsea’s director Marina Granovskaia signing off on any major spending from the club.
Liverpool ‘Naturally fit’ Salah doesn’t need a rest – Klopp 08:31 12/17/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Liverpool Mohamed Salah Jürgen Klopp AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool AFC Bournemouth Premier League The Egypt international arrived at Anfield thanks to the constant pressure of the club’s scouts, the German has revealed Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said that he has no need to rest Mohamed Salah due to his outstanding level of natural fitness.The former Dortmund coach has – sometimes controversially – rotated his biggest stars this season, but admits it would be difficult to leave Salah, considered one of the club’s outstanding performers this season, out of his starting XI on current form.The Egypt international has scored 19 goals in 25 matches so far this season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “It is true he starts often. But it is difficult to think about leaving him out,” he said.”He is always a naturally fit player. We talk a lot to the medical department and it is really rare that there are any issues with him.”You don’t hear that he’s had a problem here or a problem there, that’s a big thing. We and Mo have been lucky so far that there is nothing around him with injuries.”And Klopp has given Liverpool’s scouts the credit for the signing of Salah ahead of the 2017-18 season.But the German insists Salah’s signing for a club-record fee only came about because of the persistence of Liverpool’s scouting staff.”Our scouting department did a fantastic job around Mo. They just didn’t get out of our ears about him,” he said.”It was 100 per cent, he is ready, he is ready. They did a great job, absolutely.”There is only a short period of the season we have played so far, but already I have been asked if I am surprised by what he is doing.”I could be surprised if I had thought about it because I didn’t set out the number of goals I expected from him when we signed him.“I didn’t tell him that you have to do this. We knew what we were getting was a very offensive-minded midfielder who plays a lot of games as a striker, but also has the ability to make goals, to set up goals.”Discussing Chelsea’s decision to allow Salah to leave for Roma in 2015, Klopp added: “He was a kid of 21 [at Chelsea]. We all need confidence.”We all need this kind of help from outside, especially as a young player in a foreign, very strong, very demanding league.”So at Chelsea, there is nobody to blame.”Liverpool visit Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Twitter Are Manchester United overachieving heading into the Manchester derby? I watched the game with all my Juventus teammates and we were talking about whether he should have celebrated scoring against his former club. It’s been nine years since Ronaldo left United so although there is a respect there, you can’t score a goal like that and not celebrate. It was very Ronaldo to take off his shirt and show off his 20-pack!Paul Pogba’s return did not quite go so well against his former club and he again struggled to show his best form. I don’t buy into the view that he is not a big-game player – you only have to look at his performance in the World Cup final to see that he is. But even so United won and that was a good sign. I think Anthony Martial has been very important for them recently because he gives them the ability to get past players and supplies a finisher’s touch up front. Again the back pages are dominated by Mourinho’s provocative behaviour at the end. There you have United winning, playing really well towards the end, but all the focus is still on what the manager did after the game. I think some of the media became distracted with the sideshow antics rather than focusing on the fact Manchester United just beat Juventus, which is probably their best victory under Mourinho thus far.United kept possession very patiently but without Romelu Lukaku did not have a clear threat up front. They looked comfortable on the ball, with Luke Shaw and Ashley Young often staying behind the play in the first half, but they did not really have a shot on goal. Alexis Sánchez came deeper to get possession so there was no obvious threat to Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini at the back either.Juventus, on the other hand, looked dangerous every time they went forward thanks to the link-up play between Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala. I went to Ronaldo’s home debut for Juventus and it just wasn’t quite happening back then – he looked like he just needed a goal to get him started. His effort on Wednesday – the pass from Bonucci, the run from Ronaldo and then to volley the ball as it was coming over his head – was just unbelievable. Another great goal in the Champions League for Ronaldo, and he seems to be collecting them at the Allianz Stadium after the unforgettable overhead kick for Real Madrid there last season. I’m not sure whether Lukaku’s absence has affected their approach, but Sánchez definitely offers something different when he plays in the striker role. With Lukaku they are more inclined to play direct, whereas Sánchez is really good at dropping deeper and linking up with the midfield and wingers.There’s an expectation that a club like United should get through in the Champions League every season and it looks as if they are going to qualify for the last 16. It’s a very open competition this year with several teams capable of going all the way, especially with the holders, Real Madrid, lacking Ronaldo. I’m not sure United have what it takes, but you never know.Regardless of how well they are playing, however, it’s going to be very tough for them against Manchester City on Sunday. City have scored 12 goals in their last two matches and are in unbelievable form, with Riyad Mahrez showing why he was right to leave Leicester and join a bigger club.He’s an artist who plays the game with so much class but he also has that cutting edge, as well as unbelievable feet and balance. I’ve been really impressed with how he has managed to force his way into Pep Guardiola’s plans.United will be confident but I’m not sure Mourinho is the type of manager who will go for it at the Etihad. I can see him setting up the side defensively and trying to get something from the game. If they can show the patience they did against Juventus then it could be a good day for his team. Read more Read more Ronaldo plays the sun king before United storm the Juventus fortress Facebook The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Anthony Martial has added an extra dimension to Manchester United’s attack. Photograph: Alessandro Di Marco/EPA It was a disappointing week for Juventus Women as we were beaten 3-0 by Milan on Sunday. They are going to be big rivals as we try to retain the title so it was a tough defeat to take. We are not putting in consistent performances at the moment but there’s still a long way to go and we still have a chance of pulling it back. I have always felt it is better to lose earlier on in the season than at the end of a title race, because you have time to find the fire to win again and catch up. Lots of work to do – it is a marathon not a sprint. Share on WhatsApp Pinterest Manchester United Share on Facebook Sportblog Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Share on Twitter José Mourinho comment A definite perk of living in Turin and playing for Juventus is being able to go and watch games at the Allianz Stadium. Champions League nights are extra special with the Champions League music and heightened atmosphere among the fans. Attending the Juventus against Manchester United game on Wednesday certainly lived up to a great night.I was expecting a Juventus win, with the team in very good form. Manchester United have had their problems this season but their surprise victory was the kind of performance you used to associate them with in the Champions League in terms of not playing very well but winning in the last five minutes. After doing the same against Bournemouth last weekend, this could be a turning point for them and their manager, José Mourinho.I thought Juve were very unfortunate to lose after looking great in possession and dangerous around the box, but as soon as Juan Mata stepped up to take that free-kick I had a feeling it was going in. Mata is a genius in those type of situations and after that Juventus looked unsettled. Share on LinkedIn Topics Reuse this content
Rabat- Environment organizations in Morocco are encouraging Casablanca and Mohammedia to go car-free day on Sunday, October 14.The initiative is to raise awareness about the threat of air pollution on health and the environment and to improve air quality.The organizations said they would strictly prohibit cars in the prefecture of Ain Sebaa-Hay Mohammadi in central Casablanca from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is not clear if local police will enforce the ban or if environmentalists plan to block legal traffic.Organizers are also calling residents of Mohammedia, a coastal city 20 kilometers northeast of Casablanca, to abstain from driving. Sunday’s car-free day will be the third car-free day organized by the Association for Sustainable Development, Ecology, and Environmental Preservation.Casablanca, Morocco’s economic capital, ranked sixth in high pollution among 211 cities worldwide in mid-2016, with a level of pollution of 94.81 percent, based on American website Numbeo. By mid-2018, Casablanca came 39th among 273 cities worldwide, with a pollution level of 82.71 percent.
“Like other refugees in protracted circumstances, the Eritrean and Ethiopian refugees are often forgotten – and they are living in a region of Sudan that is itself often overlooked,” WFP emergency coordinator Sarah Longford said of the more than 95,000 refugees from Ethiopia and Eritrea who now live in 12 camps in eastern Sudan. “Attention tends to focus on people in Darfur and the south, but people in the east are also in dire need.” Just last month, these refugees were included in the annual list of “Ten stories the World Should Hear More About” compiled by the UN Department of Public Information (DPI), under the rubric “Protracted refugee situations: Millions caught in limbo, with no solutions in sight.”Though far less numerous than the refugees who have fled into Chad from the western Darfur region, where three years of fighting between the Government, pro-Government militias and rebels have killed scores of thousands, the Ethiopians and Eritreans have sought shelter in eastern Sudan for far longer, some up to 40 years, fleeing the conflict that led to Eritrea’s independence from Ethiopia and then the 1998-2000 war between the two. “Over the past several years, various dips in funding have meant rations have been delivered late or in reduced quantities, leaving families to cut down on meals to stretch out their food stocks,” WFP spokesman Mohamed Amasha said on a visit to the area. “The agency’s support depends on donor funding, but the refugees’ plight competes for attention with a multitude of other crises around the world requiring donations.” Although a few of the camps are land-based, with refugee families allocated a small plot to cultivate, there is not enough land for everyone, and a cycle of poor seasons and droughts have meant low harvests. For new arrivals in particular, making their way in the camps can be a difficult and bewildering business. Many are young people, wanting to avoid military service. A 2004 assessment found that 48 per cent of camp households were headed by women. Although divorce rates were relatively low, a high proportion of these women were widows, who had lost their husbands to the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea. For them, earning an income to supplement food rations is vital.Training programmes and other schemes that boost self-reliance and offer opportunities to access an income are a priority, Ms. Longford said. “Together with our cooperating partners, including the Sudanese Red Crescent, we’re working on linking more of our food assistance to training programmes, and other similar measures, so that we also build self-sufficiency,” she explained. “Otherwise the outlook is extremely bleak for these people.“At the same time, we are also working to assist Sudanese people in the eastern regions who are displaced or for other reasons can’t meet their families’ food needs.” Eastern Sudan has been hit hard by repeated droughts and a long-term decline in rainfall, while sporadic conflict has also uprooted families and communities, leading to a chronic livelihoods crisis while malnutrition rates have soared. WFP is trying to encourage other agencies to focus on eastern Sudan to aid development, Ms. Longford said.
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It’s election time again.Brock students are set to hit the polls in the 2015 Brock University Students’ Union election.Jimmy Norman, BUSU Chief Returning Officer, is hoping for a good response but is also realistic in the process.“From a student representation perspective, we would love to have every single student at Brock cast their ballot and have their voice heard,” explained Norman.“However, the typical voter turnout for the February Executive Elections is between 20 to 30 per cent of the student body. Throughout the election, we are going to have our marketing team out in full force to ensure students are aware of the positions, duties, and how to vote. We will also have polling stations set up around the school on the three polling days.”Voting runs from Feb. 10-12, and includes a total of 17 candidates for the following positions:• President• Vice President, Finance and Administration• Vice President, External Affairs• Vice President, Student Services• Board of Directors (1 Year, 2 Years)“Each undergraduate student will receive an email to their Brock email that will contain a secure, unique link to their ballot,” Norman said. “As stated before, we will also have polling stations set up in case students have questions”There are no referendum questions on this year’s ballot.For more information on BUSU elections visit: http://www.busu.net/elections
Mrs Jack-Henry, who had not received any message from her daughter since she vanished in… More than 30 British children who grew up in the Islamic State are languishing in camps in Syria, including three young girls taken by their mother four years ago, a Telegraph investigation can disclose. Charleen Jack-Henry, 51, an NHS nurse, from west London, told of her “relief” that her three grandchildren, who were born in the UK, had survived the horrors of Isil – although the fate of a fourth grandchild is not known. The grandmother of the young girls has pleaded with the British Government to bring back the family after this newspaper informed her that her daughter and grandchildren are still alive.
Williams declined to answer reporters’ questions as he left court.A jury of eight women and four men also cleared Williams’ tour manager, 32-year-old Jamien Nagadhana, of two sexual assault charges relating to the same woman.Nagadhana, from Hounslow, west London, told the court he touched the woman in a bid to start a three-some, reasonably believing she was consenting. Referring to CCTV from the venue which showed “three-way” kissing and the complainant and two female friends behaving in a raunchy, sexual way, Mr Cotter said of the footage: “Right at the end (the alleged victim) is on top of Oritse Williams.”When she and Oritse Williams are standing outside the club, you may think they look for all the world as though they are a couple.”Concluding his speech, Mr Cotter said of the rape allegation: “There is no realistic answer as to why he would do it.”There is plenty of evidence, we suggest, that something happened between them and that the description given to the police at the time (by the alleged victim) is not true and accurate.”In his evidence, Williams said the woman had asked to spend the night with him and thanked him when they parted company.The singer added that the woman had pulled him out of the nightclub after initiating a “highly sexually charged” display in the venue’s VIP area.Saying he had got on very well with the woman and her friends at the club, he told the jury: “You don’t forget three girls ‘grinding’ you all at the same time – you don’t need CCTV footage to remind you of that.” 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. Former JLS star Oritse Williams has been cleared of raping a woman in his hotel room following a solo concert after the court saw CCTV footage of the pair “acting like a couple” outside a nightclub. Jurors at Wolverhampton Crown Court deliberated for around two hours before unanimously acquitting Williams, who told the jury he had consensual sex with the woman in the city in December 2016.The prosecution had alleged Williams, 32, tried to have sex with the woman, who cannot be named, and then raped her when she returned to his hotel room to look for her belongings.The singer, from Croydon, south London, told his nine-day hearing that he had a consensual encounter with the complainant, which ended in embarrassment when he was “unable to perform” sexually.The former boy band member’s defence lawyer suggested the woman’s complaint to police was influenced by the “extreme reaction” of her friend to being told of the consensual encounter.The trial was told Williams had met the woman at a meet-and-greet event at a nightclub.His barrister, Mark Cotter QC, claimed during his closing speech that the nightclubber had a selective memory around “tricky” aspects of her account.Addressing jurors on the seventh day of the trial, Mr Cotter described the woman’s assertion that she could remember sitting on Williams’s lap at the club as “the understatement of the year”.
Elsevier, the provider of scientific, medical and technical information products and services, has announced a collaboration with the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) to incorporate thousands of maps from SEG’s leading journal, Economic Geology, into Geofacets, Elsevier’s premier research tool for geoscientists working in exploration for the metals, mining, and oil and gas industries. The announcement said that the move “underlines Elsevier’s continued drive to accelerate geoscientists’ discovery of hard-to-find scientific maps through Geofacets, supporting confident decision-making in a high-risk exploration environment. This collaboration particularly boosts Geofacets’ ability to support metals and mineral exploration, given SEG’s well-established footing in the industry.”By January 2013 the joint venture will add a further 14,800 plus maps collated over the past 107 years from Economic Geology into Geofacets, bringing the total maps within the research tool to more than 240,000. “A significant part of SEG’s mission is to disseminate geological information and aid those working in exploration, mineral resource appraisal, mining and metal extraction,” said Brian Hoal, Executive Director at SEG. “Collaborating with Elsevier to make our maps and information much easier to discover, and therefore easier to apply to their work, will help geoscientists combat specific industry challenges such as low drilling success rates and the increasing difficulty in finding new orebodies.”“We see and hear excitement from our users in the metals and mining industry every time we mention the upcoming integration of SEG content into Geofacets,” said Phoebe McMellon, Senior Product Manager Geofacets at Elsevier. “By incorporating the unique content of such a renowned society as SEG, we are able to help Geofacets users discover critical, niche content that could otherwise remain buried in volumes and centuries’ worth of publications.”
4. THW Kiel320181:78(3)4 1. KS Vive Tauron Kielce330096:79(17)6 4. MOL-Pick Szeged311181:81(0)3 FC Barcelona LassaIFK KristianstadKadetten SchaffhausenRhein Neckar Lowen 7. IFK Kristianstad4103109:118(-9)2 5. SG Flensburg-Handewitt311176:71(5)3 1. FC Barcelona Lassa4400120:100(20)8 6. Bjerringbro-Silkeborg310269:77(-8)2 7. Orlen Wisla Plock301281:89(-8)1 6. HC Meshkov Brest310281:88(-7)2 FC Barcelona beat easily Kadetten Schaffhausen 38:25.38 – FC Barcelona: Pérez de Vargas; Tomás (4), Lazarov (7, 2p), Sorhaindo (3), Raúl Entrerríos (3), N’Guessan (3), Rivera (4, 1p); Andersson (1), Syprzak (5), Mem (1), Morros, Jicha, Jallouz (3), Ariño (1) y Saubich (3).25 – Kadetten Schaffhausen: Marinovic (Bringolf); Richwien (1), Sziba (2), Csaszar (1), Graubner (-), Maros (8), Liniger (3); Küttel, Pendic (3), Bliznac, Koch (1), Meister (2), Delhees (3) y Tominec (1).STANDINGS: 8. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo …300374:85(-11)0 2. HC Vardar330091:76(15)6 ← Previous Story Anti “resin-free” handball hit by OberLiga guys! Next Story → Holger Glandorf to stay at SG Flensburg! 5. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko310286:91(-5)2 Rhein Neckar Lowen, once again, played only average match at VELUX EHF Champions League, but even that was enough to secure win over Swedish IFK Kristianstad 30:29 (17:13). The Scandinavian team was close to surprise German champions in front of only 1.312 spectators in Frankfurt.However, the “Lions” had last attack which last over 70 seconds (!?) what was enough to save ball in situation 5 on 6 and celebrate second win.Rhein-Neckar Löwen – IFK Kristianstad 30:29 (17:13)Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Appelgren (), Palicka – Schmid (8), Sigurdsson (n.e.), Manaskov (3), Banea Gonzalez (1), Steinhauser (n.e.), Reinkind (5), Larsen (2), Guardiola (1), Groetzki (4), Ekdahl du Rietz (1), Pekeler (2), Petersson (1), Abt (n.e.)IFK Kristianstad: Simic, Leo Larsson – Lipovac (2), Arnarsson (4), Henningsson (4), Sörensen, Moen Nilsen (3), Lagergren (2), Johannes Larsson (1), Gudmundsson (4), Hallen (1), Tollbring (5), Jonsson (2), Tatarintsev, Hanisch (1)STANDINGS: 3. Rhein-Neckar Löwen4211117:117(0)5 2. Paris Saint-Germain Handba…320195:83(12)4 3. Telekom Veszprém312084:80(4)4 8. Kadetten Schaffhausen4004102:130(-28)0
This is a truly significant day in the professionalisation of teaching.For more than thirty years now teachers have recognised that regulation is a critical part of their professionalisation and a means of vindicating the public’s trust in the profession.Meanwhile, the Director of the Teaching Council, Tomás Ó Ruairc said the Council does not want to see any teacher go unpaid, but that it is “why it is critical that no registered teacher allows their registration to lapse”.RegisterThis is the first time there is a comprehensive register of all teachers in the country, maintained by a professional standards body.The Teaching Council says that having a register is a clear statement to the public as to the standards that people have to meet in order to become teachers, including qualifications, evidence of character and Garda Vetting.Read: 4.5 days: The amount of training English teachers will get for junior cycle reform> Read: Quinn urged to enter mediation talks with teachers over junior cycle reform> IT IS NOW a requirement for all teachers to be registered with the Teaching Council in order to be paid a salary by government.Today’s commencement of Section 30 of the Teaching Council Act, 2001 means that any teacher who is not registered will not be paid a salary from State funds.ProfessionalismThe new rules aims to promote and regulate the profession of teaching, says the Teaching Council.They said a “small number” of teachers are not registered, but that the majority of these have not provided the required documentation to the Council.Any teacher who has not completed the application process will have received notification of any required documentation and is urged to submit the required documentation immediately in order to complete their application.Chairperson of the Teaching Council Micheál Ó Gríofa said:
Source: ImgurYou’re the go-to person for pizza recommendations Source: GiphyBecause you’ve sampled every single place in town.Leftover pizza is your favourite breakfast Source: Flickr/rickBrunch? Please. Heated up, or left cold – second-day pizza is simply divine.Your dream is to order a wagon wheel all for yourself, some day Source: Lyoness.netYou’re working up to it.And this article has you salivating Source: Edgecastcdn…Is it too late to get some pizza?16 Irish snacks we need the world to know about>Dominos is now selling pizza with a base made of chicken> SINCE THE DAWN of time, has there ever been a foodstuff more delicious than pizza? Cheese, bread, sauce, and delicious delicious meat, all in one spectacular dish. Damn.Firstly, let us state – it is in our opinion that loving pizza too much isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it’s a very admirable quality in a person. Well done you.No one ever asks you what you want to eat, because they already know the answerPIZZA. Source: TumblrYou think pizza is the perfect meal for every occasion, casual or formalYou wish Apache’s Communion Packages were around in your day.You’re wondering where you can get this bedding Source: Claire Manganiello(You can’t – yet. It’s a conceptual design by artist Claire Manganiello. Sorry.)You have gotten into arguments about what toppings are and are not welcome on a pizza Source: Flickr/Mary St.Germain-BrownYou’ll fight to the death to defend your right to pineapple-free pizza.You’re tempted by the pizza cake
Google + : une croissance plus rapide que jamais ?Il y a quelques jours, une étude révélait que les utilisateurs de Google + ne passaient en moyenne pas plus de 3 minutes par jour sur le site. Mais le géant de Redmond n’a pas tardé à réagir à cette information, affirmant que son réseau social connaissait une croissance sans précédent.Quelques jours après la publication d’une étude révélant que les membres de Google + passent très peu de temps sur le réseau social, Google affirme que le site connaît une croissance sans précédent. “Nous n’avons jamais vu une croissance aussi rapide. Jamais”, se targue dans les colonnes du New York Times le vice-président de l’ingénierie chez Google, Vic Gundortra.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La firme de Mountain View n’indique pas le temps moyen passé par les internaute sur Google +, mais assure que parmi ses 100 millions de membres, 50 millions utilisent quotidiennement certains services intégrés au réseau social. Les autres le font au moins une fois par mois, assure Google, qui les considère donc comme “actifs”.Parmi ces services liés à Google +, YouTube, l’Android Market et le moteur de recherche sont les plus utilisées. “Il s’agit tout simplement de la prochaine version de Google. Tout est mis à jour. Nous avons déjà des utilisateurs. Désormais nous les mettons à jour vers ce que nous appelons Google 2.0” explique Vic Gundortra. Un argument qui convainc peu Nate Elliott, vice-président et analyste du cabinet Forrester Research. “Je ne sais pas comment vous pouvez avoir une couche sociale sans avoir de gens qui utilisent un réseau social. SiGoogleest en train de dire que quelqu’unqui s’est connecté une fois à Google + estun utilisateur actif,alors ce n’est pastrès convaincant” estime-t-il.Le 8 mars 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambert
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If you have lived in Southcentral Alaska for a year or more, you are almost certain to have felt an earthquake. But a damaging quake is something else again. Experts tell us a quake as powerful as the Great Alaska Earthquake of fifty years ago isn’t likely any time soon, but it doesn’t take a Magnitude Nine to do big damage.Download AudioThe next big one already happened. It’s just that nobody lived there.The Denali Fault quake of 2002 was magnitude 7.9, but unless you lived in Tanacross, Tok or Northway it was remote. Only afterwards did geologists see the massive landslides that it caused. In a sense, seismologist Mike West says, tossing these big numbers around puts urban Alaska at risk of getting complacent.“I’ve heard people – researchers, probably myself included, say things like ‘Oh it was only magnitude 8,” which is completely warped,” West said. “A magnitude 7 or 8 earthquake is a massive, massive event.”But if it happens out in the Aleutian Trench, nobody even sees the damage and the main concern is whether it would generate a tsunami. West suggests that maybe Alaskans get the idea that they’ve already seen it all, and he’s here to tell us we haven’t.“1964 is a nice benchmark,” West said. “It showed us some things that can happen in an earthquake, but there are countless scenarios for equally damaging or more-so earthquakes that aren’t that earthquake.”“So there’s a small danger in treating 1964 as an example of everything that can happen.”West points to the nature of the ground we build on in Alaska, and raises the question of what would happen if an earthquake of a magnitude we think we are used to were to happen directly underneath a populated area. And there’s a sobering example from three years ago in New Zealand, where a powerful quake damaged the city in 2010, but another one months later collapsed buildings already weakened.“We’re talking about a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that killed 150 some people in a first world country,” West said. “And it occurred, it happened because the earthquake was right under town – it was very shallow. And Christchurch was built on soft, wet sediments. And much of Alaska is built on soft, wet sediments.”Federal authorities are not unaware of Anchorage’s vulnerability. The seismic hazard maps are being updated, and there is a set of boreholes installed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the city’s downtown park strip with seismic sensors spaced at different depths to about 200 feet to pick up ground waves from earthquakes and watch them travel.“This is the so called ‘strong motion’ seismic network, and it’s a tremendous asset for the state and the municipality,” West said. “It’s really about the densest instrumentation of that type in the country.”That seismic network continues on up the structure of the nearby Atwood office building, and at dozens of other locations around the city. West says down the road it might be possible to install an earthquake early warning system like is being experimented with in California, though there is no active planning for it at this time.
The plan must now get approval from the Texas General Land Office, then from HUD. All that means the programs the grant would fund won’t get up and running until at least November 1.That’s going to be a long wait for some, as Moselle West of the Texas Organizing Project told commissioners during the public hearing before the vote. “People that you are charged with representing here at the county are on the verge of being evicted because they can’t afford to bring their home back to livable conditions and pay the mortgage,” West said.The plan includes funds for buying out 290 homes. Several of the public speakers raised concerns that the amount of money on offer would not be enough to afford new homes in Harris County outside a floodplain. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /00:48 Share Andrew SchneiderMoselle West of the Texas Organizing Project (left) addressing Harris County Commissioners CourtHarris County is one step closer to getting more than $1.1 billion in federal Harvey relief. County commissioners approved Tuesday an action plan for how it would spend the block grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Listen
Popular on Variety In addition, Facebook lined up several artists to record exclusive new renditions of the “Happy Birthday” song, including Lukas Graham, Jovanie, Lauv Raiche, SYML, Greyson Chance, Harper Starling and Neda Yasee for the new feature. Related Former Oculus Head of Mobile VR Max Cohen Leaves Facebook Facebook Reportedly Working on New Snapchat-Like Messaging App for Instagram Facebook launched a new Birthday Stories feature that lets users create and share multimedia birthday greetings for friends and family — complete with a selection of famous b-day songs to pick from.The social giant’s Birthday Stories lets users add birthday cards, photos, videos, and songs via a “music sticker” to a story. Facebook has for years alerted users on the day of their contacts’ birthdays and prompted them to leave a birthday wish. Now, the world’s largest social network is rolling out an even bigger way to celebrate.Songs available in Facebook’s Birthday Stories include “Birthday” by The Beatles; “Happy Birthday” by Stevie Wonder; “Birthday” by Selena Gomez; “In Da Club” by 50 Cent; “Birthday” by Twista; “It’s My Birthday” by will.i.am; and “Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen” by Neil Sedaka. The addition of birthday songs come after Facebook last fall launched a way to add songs to News Feed posts and Facebook Stories. The company has licensing deals with music companies including Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Merlin, Kobalt, Global Music Rights and several European performing rights organizations.To add a birthday song to a Facebook Story, after capturing a photo or video, users can tap on the stickers tray and select the “Music” sticker. Searching on “birthday” will return a list of available songs; once selected, a sticker with the artist and song name will appear on the video.In the first quarter of 2019, according to Facebook, it had more than 500 million daily active users for Facebook and Messenger Stories. The company two years ago launched Facebook Stories, which lets users share photos and videos that are available for a 24-hour period — a feature pioneered by Snapchat. Instagram had already copied the “stories” format from Snapchat. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15