10 months agoLautaro Martinez: Inter Milan fans love me

first_imgLautaro Martinez: Inter Milan fans love meby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLautaro Martinez insists he’s happy at Inter Milan.The striker has managed just five starts since his arrival from Racing.But he told ESPN: “The idea is to play more and win a place in the team.“Every day we train to improve and show the Coach that we’re up to the task.“I haven’t played much, but I think I’ve done well whenever I have. I’m having fun, the fans love me and I want to keep doing well.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Tourism Sector Resilience Being Strengthened Against Natural Disasters

first_img “It (the Programme) incorporates more of a proactive approach that aims to improve sector-wide management of disasters, such as tropical storms, hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, fires as well as health threats. So, the programme is to improve the overall capacity of the sector to coordinate and communicate during emergencies,” Mr. Chin informs. The Ministry of Tourism stands committed to safeguarding the natural resources, infrastructure and the sector stakeholders that continue to drive economic growth and prosperity. Story Highlights The Programme, which is implemented through the Tourism Emergency Management Committee (TEMC), is focused on developing comprehensive disaster-risk-reduction strategies for the sector. The Ministry of Tourism stands committed to safeguarding the natural resources, infrastructure and the sector stakeholders that continue to drive economic growth and prosperity.This is being done through the Climate Change and Multi-Hazard Contingency Programme, aimed primarily at strengthening the resilience of the tourism sector against the various natural disasters and emergencies that may disrupt industry operations.The Programme, which is implemented through the Tourism Emergency Management Committee (TEMC), is focused on developing comprehensive disaster-risk-reduction strategies for the sector.Director for Tourism Facilitation in the Policy and Monitoring Division of the Ministry, Osbourne Chin, tells JIS News that the Programme integrates disaster-risk management and climate-change considerations into tourism planning, policies and initiatives.“It (the Programme) incorporates more of a proactive approach that aims to improve sector-wide management of disasters, such as tropical storms, hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, fires as well as health threats. So, the programme is to improve the overall capacity of the sector to coordinate and communicate during emergencies,” Mr. Chin informs.He further explains that the TEMC is tasked with “building a resilient tourism industry with the ability to ‘bounce back’ quickly and coordinate effectively in the event of an emergency, so as to substantially reduce loss of life and damage to economic, social, physical and environmental assets caused by natural and human-induced hazards and disasters”.The Committee is a collaborative, public-private partnership involving the Ministry of Tourism and its agencies, the wider tourism industry, disaster management agencies, and other key stakeholders.Tourism entities include accommodation and attractions, such as the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), the Jamaica Association of Villas and Apartments and the Association of Jamaican Attractions.Other key partners are local parish councils; parish disaster committees; the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM); first responders, such as the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Jamaica Constabulary Force (land and marine), the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and the Jamaica Red Cross; transportation partners, the airports and seaports, Port Authority of Jamaica, the craft markets and other groups involved in tourism.“We try to facilitate partnerships among tourism entities to respond more quickly and effectively on the ground. We also try to encourage the development of disaster plans among our stakeholders; so the whole idea is to help the sector to effectively prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. We have to provide an organised approach to reduce damage and losses, to save lives and prevent injuries, and protect property and the environment,” Mr. Chin points out.Highlighting the work of the Committee, the Director notes that through the collaboration of the various stakeholders, comprehensive development plans and work programmes are crafted to guide the tourism sector and key players in mainstreaming disaster-risk management and climate change.“So, what we try to do is keep abreast of the different hazards via the relevant agencies and media, and we advise and prioritise the various threats and hazards. We also make recommendations for different strategies and actions, such as assessments relating to hazards, risks and vulnerability,” he says.“We also monitor the decisions that are made at the national level by the Prime Minister or through the National Disaster Committee, as well as ODPEM, and establish and maintain a communication network with different partners in the communication sector,” Mr. Chin adds.He tells JIS News that the Committee promotes the development of emergency plans and cluster emergency groups, and encourages the different disaster entities to work with the various hoteliers and tourism interests to prepare their disaster and emergency plans.“We also implement various training and capacity-building programmes before the start of the hurricane season and throughout the year,” he outlines.A key role of the Committee is to facilitate the Tourism Emergency Operations Centre (TEOC), which serves as the primary emergency point in charge of coordinating the tourism sector’s response during emergencies and disasters.The TEOC is the tourism sector’s coordination centre for emergency services during any major emergency affecting the sector and, by extension, the entire island. This is activated once there is major emergency or disaster affecting the sector and when the National Emergency Operations Centre is activated.The Committee currently has two centres, one at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston and the other at Altamont West Hotel in Montego Bay.The TEOC is organised to serve as an effective communication centre and information clearinghouse, a place to resolve confusion and conflicts, and an authoritative source of information and decisions. It provides adequate communication facilities, working areas, resource data files and other necessary operation requirements.During the response phase of an event, the TEOC operates a communications/ press centre which maintains constant communication with Jamaica Tourist Board offices and personnel in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe as well as the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).last_img read more


center_img About Bell Media Original ProgrammingBell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include the hit drama CARDINAL; the record-breaking Canadian formats THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and MASTERCHEF CANADA; the original international TV format THE LAUNCH; satirical news series THE BEAVERTON; new comedy series JANN; new lifestyle series MARY’S KITCHEN CRUSH; new drama TRANSPLANT; and CANADA’S WALK OF FAME AWARDS. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s KILLJOYS and WYNONNA EARP; Bravo’s mystery dramedy CARTER; Comedy’s CORNER GAS ANIMATED; Crave’s hit comedy LETTERKENNY and recently announced mockumentary NEW EDEN; and SnackableTV’s interactive stand-up series JOKEOFF and upcoming animated series LITTLEKENNY. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchises HIGHWAY THRU HELL, and HEAVY RESCUE: 401, in addition to new original series DISASTERS AT SEA, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K..About The Comedy NetworkCanada’s first specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, Comedy broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy – as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, Comedy reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into home-grown productions. Comedy is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and is available in nearly six million households across the country. Advertisement TORONTO – As Brent Leroy announced today on CTV’s YOUR MORNING, Season 2 of CORNER GAS ANIMATED arrives on The Comedy Network this Canada Day, with a special guest star appearance from Michael J. Fox. The most-watched original series of all time on Comedy, CORNER GAS ANIMATED returns for Season 2 on Monday, July 1 with two back-to-back episodes beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT.Wanda (Nancy Robertson) and Michael J. FoxThe new 11-episode, half-hour season sees Brent (Brent Butt), Hank (Fred Ewanuick), and Emma (Corrine Koslo) compete to make viral videos; Karen (Tara Spencer-Nairn) and Davis (Lorne Cardinal) trying to scam the town at the annual Turkey Shoot; Wanda (Nancy Robertson) going power mad during Darts Night; Oscar (Eric Peterson) launching an eyebrow-raising website for the local paper; and Lacey (Gabrielle Miller) organizing a Bachelor auction and attracting high bids for Brent.In the season premiere, “Dream Waiver,” (Monday, July 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT) Brent recruits Wanda to help him figure out recurring nightmares about being attacked by Michael J. Fox. Then, in an all-new episode at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT entitled “Drone and Dumber,” Brent gets a new drone that he uses to terrorize Oscar. Meanwhile, Wanda and Emma set out to test a turkey’s intelligence. As previously announced, Season 2 of CORNER GAS ANIMATED features an all-star lineup of cameos from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Chris Hadfield, Russell Peters, Jann Arden, and EPIC MEALTIME’s Harley Morenstein.Leading up to the two-episode premiere, viewers can spend their Canada Day in Dog River as Comedy delivers a catch-up marathon featuring every episode of Season 1, beginning at 8 a.m. ET and repeating at 1:30 p.m. ET on Monday, July 1.The first season of CORNER GAS ANIMATED became a ratings hit after debuting in Spring 2018 with the most-watched series premiere in Comedy’s history and concluding the season as the most-watched series of the broadcast year on Comedy among total viewers and all key demos (A18-34, A18-49, and A25-54).CORNER GAS ANIMATED won the 2019 Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing, Animation for the episode “Squatch Your Language,” written by series creator and star Brent Butt.For updates on all things CORNER GAS, including CORNER GAS ANIMATED merchandise as well as Limited Collectors’ Editions, events, and news, visit cornergas.com.CORNER GAS ANIMATED is an inter-provincial co-production produced by Prairie Pantoons (BC), comprised of Brent Butt and David Storey from 335 Productions; and Moving Mountoons (ON), comprised of Virginia Thompson and Robert de Lint from Vérité Films, in association with Bell Media, Canada Media Fund, Bell Fund, Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, Ontario Computer Animation and Special Effects Tax Credit, Film Incentive BC Tax Credit, Digital Animation, Visual Effects and Post Production Tax Credit, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Animation is produced by Prairie Pantoons, Moving Mountoons, and Smiley Guy Studios. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Original Programming, Comedy, Bell Media. Production Executive for Bell Media is Chris Kelley. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media. Twitterlast_img read more

Water main failure causes closure of 100th Street until further notice

first_imgHarvey said that water to the area around 100 Street and 100 Avenue will remain shut off until the repairs are complete, and that there may be additional temporary water shut-offs in other areas while the repairs are completed. At this time, the City does not have an estimated time when the repairs will be completed, but that updates will be posted to the City of Fort St. John Facebook page.Residents are reminded to slow down around workers, obey all traffic signs, and avoid the area completely if possible. UPDATE: The City of Fort St. John has fixed the water main and the intersection of 100th St. North and 100th Avenue is now open.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The failure of a water main has been confirmed as having caused the closure of 100th St. north of the intersection with 100th Ave. The City’s Communications Coordinator Ryan Harvey said that the water main broke on Thursday afternoon causing to be closed between 100th and 101st Avenues until the emergency repairs are complete. He said that city crews began repairs last night and will remain on site until the break is repaired. last_img read more

Court martial of Major Gogoi completed he may now face reduction in

first_imgNew Delhi/Srinagar: The court martial proceedings against Major Leetul Gogoi, who was at the centre of the 2017 ‘human shield’ controversy, have been completed and he may face reduction in seniority as a punishment for “fraternising” with a local woman in Srinagar last year, officials said. The court martial process against his driver, Sameer Malla, who was facing charges of unauthorised absence from the unit, was also completed recently in the Kashmir valley and he is likely to be given a “severe reprimand”. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsMalla was recruited in the Territorial Army in 2017 and he was posted with 53 sector of Rashtriya Rifles, a counter-insurgency force fighting militancy in J&K. After completion of Summary of Evidence against Major Gogoi and his driver in early February followed by the initiation of court martial proceedings, the two men have been held guilty on two counts — “fraternising” with a local in spite of instructions to the contrary and “being away from the place of duty while in operational area”, the officials said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayStatements of the accused as well as other witnesses were recorded by the Army court and the punishment, which will be vetted by the Army headquarters, has been given, they added. The Army (CoI) had recommended disciplinary action against Major Gogoi after it indicted him as well as his driver for the Srinagar hotel incident on May 23 last year. Major Gogoi was detained by police following an altercation with the hotel staff when he was allegedly trying to enter inside with an 18-year-old woman. The woman had expressed her unwillingness to depose during the court martial proceedings and informed the Army authorities that she had given a statement before a magistrate and the same should be treated as her final stand. The woman had also stated that she had gone out with Major Gogoi of her own will, besides disclosing that she had become a friend of the Army officer through his fake Facebook profile, where he had named himself Ubaid Arman. Immediately after the incident came to light last year, Army chief Bipin Rawat had said that exemplary punishment would be given to Major Gogoi if he was found guilty of “any offence”.last_img read more

Ohio States poise against Purdue could carry over

For as deafening as Purdue’s Mackey Arena can be, it wasn’t enough to unnerve Ohio State’s men’s basketball team. Rowdy Boilermakers fans donning same-color shirts in sections of the stadium to create a gold and black design were silenced as the Buckeyes stole a road victory, 74-64. Junior forward Deshaun Thomas said it didn’t faze him. “I didn’t hear the crowd. I didn’t really care about the boos,” Thomas, a native of Fort Wayne, Ind., told the Associated Press. “That’s about being on the road.” OSU staved off the hostile environment at Purdue, but life away from the confines of the Schottenstein Center has otherwise been inhospitable to the No. 15-ranked Buckeyes. OSU’s first road game was a loss to then-No. 2 Duke in late November. That game could be viewed as a moral victory because a young OSU team only fell short in the game’s waning minutes. That notion likely no longer exists, though. Not after Saturday’s 74-55 shellacking against Illinois. And recent history suggested OSU would falter again on Tuesday. Additionally, the Boilermakers beat the same Illini team that easily dispatched the Buckeyes. on Jan. 2. Against unranked Purdue (7-8, Big Ten 1-2) squad, OSU hardly looked like the team that was rocked by Illinois mere days earlier. After the game, Matta said he spent that time in between contests preparing his team for what would inevitably be “coming down the pipe.” “I thought we had an element of composure about us … we had to have it,” Matta told reporters after the Purdue victory. “This was a team win as you could possibly have.” It couldn’t have come at a better time. “We came out with toughness and our offensive execution was going well. We knew we needed to do that after the Illinois game and that’s what we did,” Thomas told reporters. “We came out with toughness and executed really well.” While it’s probably an exaggeration to call Tuesday’s game a “must-win,” had the Buckeyes faltered, it could have had a lasting effect on the psyche of a team that doesn’t always seem secure of itself. The win against the Boilermakers didn’t answer all of the questions about OSU – it won’t exempt them from the many deficiencies they’ve shown against quality opponents. That’s an issue that could reappear throughout conference play, but Tuesday felt like a step in the right direction for a team that’s lacked the fortitude to play its best in the most critical of times. read more

Juventus want to keep Dybala – Nedved

first_imgJuventus vice-President Pavel Nedved has insisted that Paulo Dybala remains an important part of their plans, despite speculation linking him with a move away from the clubThe Argentine’s poor performance in Juventus’ first-leg 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on March 4 left the Serie A side frustrated with Dybala later being sent off with a second yellow card after Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning second goal.While Juventus produced a remarkable comeback in the return leg a week later, it proved to be futile with a late Ronaldo penalty sending the Spanish giants on their way to Kiev, where they would defeat Liverpool to win a third successive European Cup.Since then, Dybala has been linked with moves to Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid.The 24-year-old further increased speculation on his own future after being spotted with Diego Simeone at a restaurant in Madrid during the last international break at the end of March.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.But Nedved has now stated that Juventus have no plans to part with Dybala.“Dybala is a very important player, one who is still under contract at Juventus. We’re very happy with what he’s doing and he can still improve a lot, so the future belongs to him,” said the 45-year-old, according to Football-Italia.Dybala ended the season with 26 goals and five assists in 47 games in all competitions for Juventus.last_img read more

KPBSD Begins Discussions On Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

center_img On Tuesday, site councils from 22 schools in the district gathered to open discussions on the FY2020 budget planning process. Pegge Erkeneff, KPBSD Communications Liaison: “This year in particular we’re really focusing on site councils and everybody that has any interests in ours schools, or concerned about our school remaining high quality schools should come out to one of our site councils.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The process is rolling forward for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget planning process for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.last_img