Evergreen Habitat for Humanity to dedicate two new homes Sunday

first_imgEvergreen Habitat for Humanity will dedicate two new homes in its McKibbin Commons subdivision in Vancouver on Sunday. The Robles and Villard families “look forward to the stability and safety of homeownership,” the nonprofit said in a news release Monday.“These homes also couldn’t have been built without the tireless dedication of our volunteers,” the nonprofit said. A total of 569 volunteers contributed 9,052 hours in total to both homes, including Faith Build, a group of 19 faith communities.A celebration of the completed pair of homes is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at 1110 S.E. 77th Court in the Father Blanchet Park neighborhood.They are the seventh and eighth homes built in the 10-home subdivision, which will be completed this summer, said Executive Director Josh Townsley. The homes leveraged money from Vancouver’s Affordable Housing Fund.last_img read more

Flipkart introduces robots in Bengaluru workspace do humans have reason to worry

first_imgThe logo of India’s largest online marketplace Flipkart is seen on a building in Bengaluru, India, April 22, 2015.ReutersFlipkart has introduced a hundred robots onto their factory floor in Bengaluru to help in processing orders. This move was done to increase efficiency in the supply chain network and decrease the burden during the sale days.The robots, also known as automated guided vehicles (AGVs), have been designed to carry small products and place them in their designated area. They will also carry the products and drop them in the chute with an assigned pin code, reports Economic Times.The AGVs can run on battery power for seven to eight hours and have been designed in a close grid to ensure that the robots do not collide with each other. The report goes on to state that the robots can go through over 4500 packages in an hour.”The big problem that we want to solve with automation in e-commerce is supply chain. We want to solve for precision, we want to solve for scale and we want to solve for efficiency. All of these aspects are very important for us if we want to reach the next 200 million customers,” Krishna Raghavan, the SVP of technology at eKart, was quoted as saying by ET.By increasing the throughput without making any changes to the infrastructure or manpower, Flipkart has calculated that the efficiency will increase by 60 per cent. Flipkart added that this will make it easier for them to redirect the manpower to other areas in the supply chain.The report goes on to say that the robot will increase efficiency by a factor of three which could make people nervous for fear of losing their jobs. However, the e-commerce site’s management assured its workers that robots and humans working side by side is necessary for maximum output and it is not the case of one without another. With the introduction of the bots, Flipkart hopes that humans will have more free time to do value-added work which robots cannot do.”In terms of up-skilling, while you have a person just placing a product on the bot as one activity, there’s more that happens behind the scenes when it comes to operating that machinery. The other thing is when we expand this offering to other facilities, these folks will actually become trainers,” Raghavan said.last_img read more

ITThemed Clue and Monopoly Are Coming for Creepy Game Nights

first_img Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits Pennywise is coming to terrorize your game night: IT-themed Clue and Monopoly board games will be available later this year.USAopoly, a major board game company, recently announced that the horror movie will be receiving its own versions of Clue and Monopoly soon. Each board game will feature key characteristics (Remember those red balloons?) and locations (Derry’s horrifying sewers) of the famous horror flick. Fans can join The Loser’s Club to stop the flesh-eating clown and save the day with these IT-themed board games, which will retail for $39.95 each on USAopoly’s website.IT Takes Many Forms. Attempt to Contain the Evil with Forthcoming IT Games from The OP. #TheOP25 #ITMovie https://t.co/6yzGsDTtdr pic.twitter.com/oi8brjdXX9— TheOP (@USAopoly) February 28, 2019Step up your sleuth skills with Clue: IT, a mystery board game that will take you on a suspenseful journey to curb Pennywise’s evil agenda. You’ll venture from The House on Neibolt Street to Derry Public Library to identify the clown’s killer props, avoid red balloons, and save your squad.Derry, Maine becomes an eerie real estate paradise in Monopoly: IT. Buy, sell, and trade property in the spooky New England town and use iconic valuables, including an inhaler, a paper boat, and a bicycle, to build homes and apartments at various locations, like Pennywise’s Cistern and the Derry Sewers. Oh, and did we mention there are also Encounters and Phenomena cards to shake up the competition?Thankfully, you won’t have to wait too long for both board games: Clue: IT will be available in March, while Monopoly: IT will hit shelves later this year.More on Geek.com:‘Pennywise: The Story of IT’ Explores Stephen King’s Chilling Clown Tale5 Best Horror-Themed Board Games8 Nostalgic Board Games Based on Old Sci-Fi Flicks Stay on targetlast_img read more

Get ready for World Wetlands Day at IngulaGet ready for World Wetlands

first_imgSince 1997, World Wetlands Day has been celebrated internationally on February 2 of every year. What better occasion, whether we live near them or not, to look at the value of wetlands and the services they provide to us – and more importantly, the threats they are facing.World Wetlands Day is a very important day at Eskom’s Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme. The power station is surrounded by an 8000-hectare nature reserve containing vast stretches of wetland in the Bedford and Wilge wetlands.Join the seventh Ingula Wetlands Walk on Saturday, February 18.For the past seven years, the Ingula Visitors Centre hosted very successful walks through the wetlands to celebrate World Wetlands Day.It provides you with the perfect opportunity to get in touch with nature in a safe and clean environment.So take along the whole family and experience the beautiful wetlands just a stone’s throw outside Ladysmith. To join the walk, book your spot by contacting Fifi Meyer on 083-627-5758 or email fifi.meyer@eskom.co.zaDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

The fourthyear pro admits hed rather not be the

first_imgThe fourth-year pro admits he’d rather not be the guy who is on the receiving end of the big hit, that he could be is not a surprise.“Initially, when everybody in this room started playing football people were getting crushed,” he said. “So everybody knows what they signed up for.”That’s not to say players don’t appreciate the league’s efforts to try and make their lives a bit better. On Friday, media was privy to a video presented to the league’s players outlying rule changes, many of which involve certain hits now being illegal. Other changes, such as what defenders are allowed to do on field goal and PAT attempts, were explained as being made due to safety, as well.While players may appreciate what the league has tried to do to combat the issues it faces, the unwritten contract between the league’s athletes and the sport itself states that every time you step onto the field, there is a chance for injury or irreparable damage.Everyone signed it.“At the end of the day it’s football, it’s football,” Bethea said. “There’s not really too many things you can really do to keep the integrity of the game. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “Yeah, I think it’s something that needs to be ongoing in all sports, not just football,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. “I don’t think they should be specific. When you think of hockey and the collisions — all sports, everybody should be doing all the research they can in that area to make the game safe.”Everyone would be fine with that.Entering his 12th NFL season and with at least one football-related concussion in his past, Cardinals safety Antoine Bethea said CTE is of course something he thinks about.“You think about your future, you think about your family, you think about how it’s going to effect you after football,” he said. “But at the end of the day, you kind of have that knowledge of this could be a possibility.“But other than that you pray; you pray for good health and just hope it doesn’t hit you hard.”And that’s just it. Even if players do think about it — and in a way, how could you not — the truth is there is not really all that much to be done from their perspective.“If I thought about that too much I wouldn’t be playing this game,” receiver Brittan Golden said. “I knew what I signed up for when I started playing it, so as far as that, if it happens it happens, but try to take the natural precautions, I guess.” 2 Comments   Share   “I don’t think about it much,” QB Carson Palmer, who missed a game last season due to a concussion, said. “You hear about it a lot; it’s obviously out there.“But I’ve been very fortunate to not have a ton of those issues.”While saying those final 13 words Palmer knocked on the podium, illustrating the belief that luck plays a role. The QB noted how if he’s worried about taking hits he will be unable to focus on playing his position while Bethea said thinking of it probably means it’s time to leave the game.Their respective mindsets, which are shared by others, further underscore the out of sight, out of mind nature of injury.With CTE impacting players after they have walked away from the game, it likely is very low on the list of ailments that concern them.Bethea noted how CTE impacts people differently — and sometimes not at all — so even though football will take a toll on his body, there is no way to necessarily know what, if anything, will befall him.Besides, as Golden said, most of today’s players grew up watching football when safety was less of a focus, with big hits often being the focus on highlight shows. Arizona Cardinals defensive linemen Ed Stinson (91) and Pasoni Tasini (65) run drills as Rodney Gunter (95) and defensive line coach Brentson Buckner, left, look on during an NFL football training camp Monday, July 24, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) A New York Times story came out Tuesday morning reaffirming the damage playing football can cause to a player’s brain.The study took a look at the brains of 111 deceased football players with the youngest having passed away at 23 and the oldest at 89. Of the 111, a staggering 110 showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy disorder, which comes via repeated blows to the head.CTE causes myriad symptoms, including memory loss, confusion, depression and dementia. The problems can arise years after the blows to the head have stopped.More and more research is being done to try and make the game not only safer, but something that does not necessarily ruin lives once careers are over.center_img Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “We know what’s in harm’s way. As for the NFL, they have done some things as far as safety, try to stay away from that, and I think they’re doing a pretty decent job as far as the research of trying to find out what they can do to help if you’re diagnosed, so until then we’ll just keep getting research done and as players try to be as safe as we possibly can be. And like I said, the biggest thing, just pray.”Follow Adam Green on Twitterlast_img read more

A new travel brand was launched on the Northrop

first_imgA new travel brand was launched on the Northrop & Johnson superyacht Sahana on Thursday 23 March. Guests, including LATTE, sailing on Sydney Harbour were the first to learn of the new Adagold Aviation experience, which unites the Australian-based aircraft charter management company with a number of luxury travel providers and destinations in Australia and the Pacific. Adagold Luxe offers ‘Jet-Centric Experiences’, encouraging travellers to enjoy the comfort, convenience and privacy of a jet, with the journey designed around their own schedule and even catering desires.Set sail on Northrop & Johnson superyacht SahanaTravel trends for 2017, according to Travel Leaders Group and Virtuoso, are reflecting a growth in exclusive experiences and more active journeys. No longer are luxury travellers seeking sedate city-based holidays; they are looking for adventures and experiences that are unique and memorable, and destinations that are harder to access. A Jet-Centric Experience is travel that encompasses the luxury, convenience, prestige and comfort of a private jet as the essence of the experience. We provide luxury-seeking travellers a bespoke air travel service between destinations and luxury experiences. travelling between destinations on regular domestic airlines just doesn’t enhance a luxury traveller’s experinece, even when travelling in business class.Osman Bahemia, GM Sales & Marketing, Adagold AviationThe launch of Adagold Luxe Jet-Centric experiences is part of Adagold Aviation’s strategy to further diversity its business and enhance its services and maintain its position as a respected and trusted aircraft charter management company.Adagold’s Market Development Manager, Katelyn Aslett, is responsible for developing the Jet-Centric Experiences and has teamed up with several renowned travel destinations and service providers such as Northrop & Johnson.We can now offer a unique luxury travel experience across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific for families where they have the opportunity to experience so much more in the privacy of a jet.These partnerships provide an opportunity for luxury travellers to make the most of every moment, whether it’s at a resort, cruising on a superyacht or, of course, travelling in a private jet charter.Katelyn Aslett, Market Development ManagerThe Adagold Luxe Experiences can be tailored to each individual’s tastes and desires. The experiences can be purchased direct through Adagold Luxe or selected travel partners.A range of itineraries and tours are now available to view on the website.Laucala Island, Fiji, arrival experiencelast_img read more

Harmonised inflation rate seen at 15 in January

first_imgThe harmonised consumer price index dropped 1.5 per cent year-on-year in January, as a drop in the prices in most categories of goods and services offset less affordable energy products, the statistical service said.Prices for food, alcoholic beverages, and tobacco fell an annual 3.6 per cent last month, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Tuesday. Those for non-energy products fell 2.5 per cent and services became marginally more affordable. Energy prices rose 0.6 per cent.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Meet with Rep Jason Sheppard during June coffee hours

first_img31May Meet with Rep. Jason Sheppard during June coffee hours State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, has scheduled coffee hours at four local establishments to connect with residents of the 56th District. He encourages people to share their thoughts and concerns about state and local issues.“I enjoy having an opportunity to meet with neighbors and hear their perspectives on the issues we face in this state,” said Rep. Sheppard. “I’m in Lansing to represent their interests, and every bit of feedback helps.”The times and locations are as follows:7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 6, at Dena’s Family Restaurant, 15391 S. Dixie Highway in Monroe7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 13, at Cool Beanz, 112 Park Place in Dundee7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 24, at Gander’s Family Restaurant, 4219 Luna Pier Road in Luna Pier.7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 27, at DaCapo Coffee, 7370 Lewis Ave. in Temperance.For those unable to attend, Rep. Sheppard’s legislative office can be reached at any time by phone at (517) 373-2617, by email at JasonSheppard@house.mi.gov and online at RepJasonSheppard.com.### Categories: Sheppard Newslast_img read more

House approves Lucido bills to protect falsely accused

first_img Categories: Lucido News,News 07Dec House approves Lucido bills to protect falsely accused The House approved legislation late Wednesday to erase all personal identification information gathered upon arrest of an individual who has the charges dismissed before trial or is found to be falsely accused.“What is the necessity of keeping fingerprint or DNA evidence if the alleged victim lied? There is none,” said state Rep. Peter Lucido, the primary sponsor of the three-bill package. “We should demand the removal of all collected information and purging all data uploaded into a law enforcement website when a case is dismissed with all charges dropped by the prosecutor.”Lucido’s bills require that if is the charges are dismissed, all descriptive data and statements from the accused individual are to be expunged. The legislation also requires removal of the information from the Law Enforcement Information Network, used by law enforcement agencies across Michigan.A licensed attorney, Lucido submitted the bill in response to a Macomb County case where the witness recanted their statement and the charges were dropped prior to trial.“This case destroyed a man’s life, limiting his ability to earn a living and encouraging judgment in the court of public opinion,” said Lucido, of Shelby Township. “An individual could not be honest and another person paid the price for that despicable lie every day of his life. That directly contradicts the criminal justice system’s core tenet of everyone is innocent until proven guilty.”House Bills 4536, 4537 and 4538 advance to the Senate for consideration.###last_img read more

Rep Whiteford resolution outlines priorities for addressing PFAS pollution

first_imgState Reps. Mary Whiteford, right, and Sue Allor testify before the House Natural Resources Committee concerning a plan to address PFAS contamination in Michigan.State Rep. Mary Whiteford testified today before the House Natural Resources Committee in support of her resolution that helps build a scientific based framework for addressing the emerging threat posed by a type of chemical contaminant recently discovered in groundwater in various locations throughout Michigan.In December, the Legislature agreed to allocate $23.2 million to provide testing, monitoring and technical assistance at more than a dozen sites across Michigan where per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been found in groundwater, including communities in west Michigan. The funding will help support the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team, formed by Gov. Rick Snyder through executive directive to lead the state’s response to the contaminant.“As chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Environmental Quality, I want to be sure all money allocated toward fixing this issue is used in the most impactful way possible,” said Whiteford, of Casco Township. “The framework proposed in this resolution will help guide the agencies involved and ensure that non-biased, scientific solutions and decisions are offered.”House Concurrent Resolution 18 calls on the PFAS Action Response Team to:Create a PFAS Scientific Advisory Committee made up of scientific experts with various backgrounds.Review the information available on PFAS and conduct a non-biased, scientific risk assessment.Use the risk assessment to recommend a logical action plan to guide agencies’ efforts going forward.The House Natural Resources Committee unanimously approved the resolution today, advancing it to the House floor for consideration.### 31Jan Rep. Whiteford resolution outlines priorities for addressing PFAS pollution Categories: Whiteford Newslast_img read more

Gov Brewer Vetoes Arizona Religious Discrimination Law

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 SharesFebruary 27, 2014; New York TimesGovernor Jan Brewer sided with the critics—as we thought she would and should. She vetoed the law passed by both houses of the Arizona legislature that would have allowed sincere religious belief to be the basis for businesses to discriminate against gays, lesbians, and other persons.Having to deal with this cockamamie bill was probably the last thing Brewer wanted, concerned as she is about making the state more attractive for economic development investment, which this law would have undermined. Even with the bill not having been signed, the National Football League had begun looking for an alternative site for next year’s Super Bowl, and the Hispanic National Bar Association went ahead and canceled its 2015 conference planned for Phoenix.It may have been the last thing Brewer wanted, but it was the first bill the Arizona legislature dumped onto her desk for signature in 2014. She let her colleagues in the legislative branch know how unhappy she was with the substance and the symbolism of the bill.Other Republicans were pleased with Brewer’s veto. Senator John McCain had actively pressed Brewer to veto, and other prominent Republicans such as Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Florida governor Rick Scott had already registered their opposition to state-sanctioned discrimination. This is where the religious right bumps into business conservatism in the Republican Party. To the extent that Republican legislatures push this kind of legislation—and there are Arizona-like bills pending in other states—the less relevant the extreme wing of the Republicans will be.It’s time for the authors of Arizona’s Senate Bill 1062 to join the twenty-first century, though for some of them, just making it to the late twentieth century would be an achievement.—Rick CohenShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more

Russian service provider Rostelecom has launched i

first_imgRussian service provider Rostelecom has launched its first smart TV app for the LG platform.Rostelecom’s Zabava TV app will enable owners of LG smart TVs to watch over 120 public and commercial channels in digital quality as well as providing an EPG, live pause and rewind, and a three-day catch up TV service.Channels available via the app include TV XXI Vek, Yevrokino, Amedia, Travel & Adventure, National Geographic, Discovery’s family of channels, Animal Planet and Eurosport.The app will also give access to Rostelecom’s video-on-demand library.Rostelecom media assets chief Andrey Golovanov said that the company planned to develop smart TV distribution further in the future. The company plans to add HD, adult and football services to the offering in due course.last_img

Ajey Anand TV technology provider Norigin Media ha

first_imgAjey AnandTV technology provider Norigin Media has launched Cloudncoder.com, a live-TV capture and transcoding platform.Norigin said that the private cloud has a pay-as-you-go business model “to make online live-TV management affordable,” and is aimed at broadcasting companies, news agencies, ad agencies, live content producers and enterprise customers needing to distribute linear channels or live events.The platform is CDN-agnostic, can capture IP-feeds from around the world and downlink European Satellite signals, and is most suitable for “long-tail linear content within OTT services, disaster recovery or live events,” according to Norigin.“Cloundncoder.com fills a gap where infrastructure for online Live TV management becomes affordable and well supported. The Scandinavian Cloud TV platform will provide the best-in-class quality hosting services across the globe,” according to Norigin Media CEO Ajey Anand.last_img read more

Market research company Nielsen is reportedly in a

first_imgMarket research company Nielsen is reportedly in advanced talks to buy entertainment metadata firm Gracenote from its parent company Tribune Media.According to a Variety report, which cites multiple unnamed sources, Nielsen could announce the deal as early this month and pay between US$450 to US$500 million to secure Gracenote.The report claims that Nielsen is primarily interested in Gracenote’s automatic content recognition technology.Nielsen, Gracenote and Tribune have not commented on the news.last_img

French media regulator the CSA has unveiled new ru

first_imgFrench media regulator the CSA has unveiled new rules extending the obligation to implement the mandated numbering of channels on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform to IPTV and cable operators.Under the new regulations, TV operators will be obliged to offer the standard numbering of channels available on the DTT platform to their subscribers. They will be allowed to offer alternative numbering schemes but not as a default.SFR has until new proposed an laternative numbering of channels as its default, grouping channels according to its own criteria. Free, on the other hand, has providing the standard DTT numbering to Freebox subscribers.last_img

The One Love Manchester benefit concert has broken

first_imgThe One Love Manchester benefit concert has broken live viewing records on the BBC iPlayer.Having amassed 1.078 million streams, the BBC Studios-produced event has surpassed the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games 2012, which previous held the record.Broadcasters and services in more than 50 territories watched the concert, which singer Ariana Grande put together after the terrorist attack at her concert in Manchester last month.Acts such as Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Take That, Black Eyed Peas, Miley Cyrus and Liam Gallagher appeared alongside Grande at One Love, which was filmed at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground on Sunday (June 4).In the UK, the terrestrial broadcast on BBC One peaked with an audience of 14.5 million and an average of 10.8 million. This makes it the most watched TV show of the year so far.last_img read more

SFR minority shareholder Charity Investment Arbi

first_imgSFR minority shareholder Charity & Investment Arbitrage (CIMA) has filed a complaint with the Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance over SFR parent company Altice’s attempt to make the French service provider pay the total amount of a fine imposed by country’s competition watchdog.The Autorité de la Concurrence levied the €80 million fine over the pair’s ‘jumping the gun’ by effectively merging their operations ahead of receiving a green light from the regulator.CIMA has objected to Altice’s plan to have SFR pay the entirety of the fine and wants a 50:50 split with the parent company.CIMA has also objected to Altice’s plan to rebrand SFR in its own image, arguing that the Altice brand has no public recognition in France and that SFR is a well-established consumer-facing brand with a goodwill value of €904 million.According to French financial daily Les Echos, citing sources close to SFR, the decision to abandon the SFR brand will translate into a depreciation of goodwill associated with the brand that will have no negative impact on the group’s balance sheet or EBITDA.CIMA has also objected to Altice boss Patrick Drahi’s plan to relocate the French service provider from its Saint-Denis base to new, allegedly more expensive offices.CIMA last year objected to Altice’s plan to take over all of the shares in SFR that it did not already own, writing the markets regulator the AMF withy an allegation that two members of the administrative committee of SFR tasked with looking into the offer had ties to Altice, and that Accuracy, the firm tasked with evaluating the terms of the transaction, was biased.The AMF subsequently rejected Altice’s bid to take over the 22.25% that it did not already own, to the parent company’s consternation.Altice subsequently upped its stake by buying shares on the market.last_img read more

The new season of Spanish La Liga football kicked

first_imgThe new season of Spanish La Liga football kicked off this weekend, with matches to which Telefónica holds the exclusive rights offered only via the country’s principal operators.The Movistar Partizado offering will only be available via Telefónica’s Movistar service, Vodafone, Orange and Orange-owned Jazztel.Following the shutting down of Telecable-owned online sports service Tedi.tv, which was unable to strike a deal that would have allowed it to air Movistar Partizado in a way that made economic sense, rival online sports service OpenSport is reportedly also not offering these matches as part of its offering.The operators that are offering the service have to renew their deal with Movistar each season depending on their expectations about the number of users likely to sign up.Vodafone and Orange are offering 4K coverage of all matches featuring Real Madrid and Barcelona.Mediapro-owned BeIN Sports meanwhile is offering only its own channels, providing eight matches per match day via the BeIN La Liga channel.last_img read more

Susanna Dinnage Only two months after being appoin

first_imgSusanna DinnageOnly two months after being appointed CEO of the Premier League, Susanna Dinnage has pulled out of the job.The exec has informed the organisation that she will not take up the position, which was due to start in early 2019, and will instead remain at Discovery, where she most recently served as global president of Animal Planet.The Premier League said in a statement early Sunday evening (30 December) that “Despite her commitment to the Premier League in early November, Susanna Dinnage has now advised the nominations committee that she will not be taking up the position of chief executive. The committee has reconvened its search and is talking to candidates.”Dinnage would have been the first female leader in the history of the league – one of the most high-profile tournaments in the world due to lucrative TV deals.It is believed that her change of heart came after weeks of reflecting on the position, which would have seen the exec – a veteran of Discovery, Channel 5 and MTV – leave the broadcasting world after more than 20 years.An exact start date for Dinnage had not yet been confirmed.The Premier League will be overseen by acting chief executive Richard Masters and interim chair Claudia Arney as the search for a new leader resumes.last_img read more

I suppose my first reaction was one of disbelief

first_img“I suppose my first reaction was one of disbelief but at the same time it was not surprising,” said Gerry McGowan.“These documents could have been forensically tested to determine whether the statements were tampered with.“Were they wilfully destroyed or was it just complete incompetence?”It is understood that no explanation was provided as to how the notes had gone missing.It is yet another twist in a long battle for justice, according to Paul O’Connor from the Pat Finucane Centre.“It is an incredible coincidence that in this particular case the interview notes have gone missing,” he said.“It would be vital to get to the bottom of this to see what was written in the original interview notes and this is quite a blow for them.“My heart goes out to the four men, clearly they have been vindicated in terms of having the charges withdrawn but they’ve had no justice.”The four men have now lodged an application for the release of covert tape recordings of the interviews, which they believed were made by the security services. They are now involved in a civil case against the police for wrongful arrest.They four men also say they were subjected to false imprisonment, assault, battery and malicious prosecution.The PSNI have refused to comment.On Friday, lawyers for the PSNI chief constable submitted documents to the High Court in Belfast indicating that all original interview notes from 1979 were missing. ‘DERRY FOUR’ DEVASTATED OVER REVELATIONS POLICE INTERVIEW NOTES GO MISSINGGERARD KELLYGERRY MCGOWANMICHAEL TONERPAT FINUCANCE CENTREpaul o’connorSTEPHEN CRUMLISH ‘DERRY FOUR’ DEVASTATED OVER REVELATIONS POLICE INTERVIEW NOTES GO MYSTERIOUSLY MISSING was last modified: September 21st, 2016 by John2John2 Tags:center_img The Derry Four leaving Derry courthouse (from left) Gerry McGowan, Michael Toner, Stephen Crumlish and Gerry Kelly. Now it has been revealed their police interview notes have gone missingONE of the four Derry men wrongly accused of murdering a British soldier has said he is “devastated, but not surprised” to learn that interview notes relating to the case have gone missing.Gerry McGowan, Michael Toner, Stephen Crumlish and Gerard Kelly were all teenagers when they were accused of killing Lt Steven Kirby in 1979.The so-called Derry Four fled across the border until their acquittal in 1998. ShareTweetlast_img read more