Champions League knockout stages excite Arsenal hero Ramsey

first_imgArsenal hero Aaron Ramsey has admitted he’s already excited about the prospect of playing in the knockout stages of the Champions League.The Gunners put a gloss on their progression from Group D with a 4-1 win away at Galatasaray, although it was not enough to see them displace Borussia Dortmund from top spot.Arsene Wenger’s side will now face a tricky test against a seeded side in the next phase of the competition but, rather than worry about their prospective opponents, Ramsey, who scored a brilliant brace on the night, admitted he can’t wait to find out who they will play.“Obviously we came here [to Turkey] wanting to win the game so we’re happy that we won,” he told ITV.“We finished off on a high in the group stages and now we’re looking forward to seeing who we’re up against in the next round.” 1 Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey strikes last_img read more

A’s Billy Beane keeps Kyler Murray on roster… in fantasy football

first_imgBeane and the A’s selected Murray … SAN DIEGO — Billy Beane was always going to find a way to put Kyler Murray on his team.Even when Murray opted to play for the Arizona Cardinals instead of Beane’s A’s, Oakland’s vice president of baseball operations wouldn’t be denied.Beane might not have Murray in his farm system, but he does start him on his fantasy football team.“He’s just an amazing athlete,” Beane said at the Winter Meetings on Monday. “Too good of an athlete, unfortunately.”last_img

Mosquito Control Programme Strengthened

first_img Dr. Tufton said the Government of Jamaica is appreciative of the partnership with the USAID, which has facilitated ongoing support to reduce mosquito breeding and vector-borne diseases. The country’s vector management programme has been strengthened with the opening of the Mosquito Control and Research Unit (MCRU) Insectary at the University of West Indies (UWI) Mona campus in St. Andrew.A joint initiative of the Ministry of Health and UWI through support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the facility will provide for entomological study ad research aimed at controlling mosquito-borne diseases such as chikungunya, Zika, dengue fever and malaria.It will serve as Jamaica’s national mosquito control and research laboratory, complementing the insectary at the National Public Health Laboratory on Slipe Pen Road in Kingston.Speaking at the opening ceremony on Tuesday (Jan. 9), Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said the establishment of the MCRU insectary “demonstrates another significant step to help advance and sustain Jamaica’s commitment to mosquito control.”It is equipped with new microscopes, supplies and equipment to advance scientific and operational research.Dr. Tufton said the Government of Jamaica is appreciative of the partnership with the USAID, which has facilitated ongoing support to reduce mosquito breeding and vector-borne diseases.The USAID, under its Zika AIRS Project (ZAP), funded the refurbishing of office and laboratory space for the MCRU, which was launched last year and the establishment of the insectary at the national lab.The MCRU unit was set up to foster data-driven monitoring and decision-making; explore innovative tools and methodologies; and build technical operational and research capacity as it relates to mosquito control.UWI Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Mona campus Principal, Professor McDonald, in his remarks, said the institution is “extremely pleased” to partner with the Ministry on the initiative and also hailed the support from USAID.He said the institution envisions the full integration of the MCRU into the research and teaching endeavours of the Mona campus.“It will certainly add to our efforts to modernise all of our facilities… (as) we continue to serve our stakeholders in Jamaica and across the Caribbean,” he noted.In his remarks, Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Jamaica, Eric Khant, said advancing public health was among the priorities of the US’ engagement with the Caribbean.He contended that infectious diseases like Zika “know no borders (so) we must work together to protect our citizens.”Mr. Khant noted that the insectaries’ combined resources will provide the Ministry and UWI with “adequate space to complete the necessary surveillance and research activities to elevate mosquito control efforts in Jamaica.”The ZAP project is designed to enhance the USAID’s ability to implement vector control and entomological monitoring programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean. Story Highlights Speaking at the opening ceremony on Tuesday (Jan. 9), Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said the establishment of the MCRU insectary “demonstrates another significant step to help advance and sustain Jamaica’s commitment to mosquito control.” The country’s vector management programme has been strengthened with the opening of the Mosquito Control and Research Unit (MCRU) Insectary at the University of West Indies (UWI) Mona campus in St. Andrew.last_img read more

Sheriffs identify victim and suspect in Vista attempted murder

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 4:38 PM VISTA (KUSI) — Authorities Tuesday released the name of a 19-year-old North County man who was gravely wounded over Presidents Day weekend in a shooting allegedly carried out by his older brother.Juan Sixto of Vista was admitted to a hospital shortly before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. He was not expected to survive the injury, Lt. Rich Williams said.After serving a search warrant at the Pomelo Drive apartment the victim shares with his sibling, 27-year-old Fredy Sixto, detectives arrested the older man on suspicion of attempted murder.The suspect was being held at San Diego Central Jail without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.Officials disclosed no suspected motive for the shooting.Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Posted: February 20, 2018 KUSI Newsroom center_img Sheriff’s identify victim and suspect in Vista attempted murder Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter February 20, 2018last_img read more

POLICE LOG for December 27 Vehicle Rollover Septic Tank Overflow Driver Disappears

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, December 27, 2018:State Police and Fire Department responded to a vehicle rollover with entrapment on 93 North, near Exit 41. (2:51am)2-vehicle crash on Lowell Street resulting in one being transported by the Fire Department. Airbag deployed. One vehicle towed. (8:05am)Andover Police reported a road rage incident. Operator of U-Haul pick-up truck approached a party with a sledge hammer on Ballardvale Street. Unknown direction of travel. Police unable to locate. (10:19am)A Lawrence Court homeowner reported a package was taken from their mailbox on December 23. (12:15pm)Fire Department responded to brush fire in media on 93 South. (2:39pm)A Draper Drive caller reported a vehicle was running for about an hour across from her house with no one inside. Police investigated and spoke with mother of vehicle owner. Son forgot to shut it off before heading to the mall with his friends. (3:35pm)A resident reported a blue pickup truck struck their fence, trash barrels, and a school zone sign before taking off towards Salem Street. Part of bumper left behind. Tewksbury Police notified. DPW notified. (9:01pm)Septic tank at NuPath on Woburn Street was overflowing, causing water to flow into the roadway, creating icy conditions. DPW notified. (11:23pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 11: Incidents Not What They Seem; Marijuana Confiscated From Vehicle; Missing Woman FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 4: Lowell Man Arrested On Warrant; Bad Crash In Front Of Rocco’s; Syringe FoundIn “Police Log”last_img read more

India factor missing from Bangladesh polls campaign Indian Express

first_imgThe India factor — which has been part of the pre-election rhetoric in the past — is missing from electioneering in Bangladesh, said The Indian Express on Friday.According to the Indian media outlet, in the previous polls, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), led by former prime minister Khaleda Zia, who is now in jail in a corruption case, would accuse the ruling Awami League, led by prime minister Sheikh Hasina, of being “pro-India”“It’s very interesting to see that India did not get mentioned at all by the two prominent political parties during their election campaign,” an Indian diplomat in Dhaka was quoted to have said in the report.It added that none of the leaders from either the BNP or Awami League churned up anti-India sentiments during the campaign.“I think they realised that the BNP was not benefitting by alienating India,” the diplomat was also quoted.Sabihuddin, foreign affairs advisor to Khaleda Zia, told The Indian Express that India is not a factor here this time.“We should not be bothered whether BJP or Congress is in power in Delhi. Similarly, the Indian government should not bother whether Awami League or the BNP wins the elections,” the BNP leader told the Indian media.The report says, “The BNP, which has traditionally led the charge against India in previous elections, nuanced its position, having burnt its fingers in 2014. As the BNP had boycotted the elections, Delhi did not push the Hasina-led Bangladesh government to hold re-elections — rather, it endorsed Hasina’s victory. That was a huge setback, which many within the BNP felt was a ‘blunder’”.According to The Indian Express, India worked on the Bangladesh relationship quite seriously over the last few years, suggests some of the increased interaction at the highest level.“There were 10 meetings between prime minister Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina, six video conferences and five telephone calls in the last five years — 19 development projects were inaugurated jointly by the two leaders, and they signed over 90 bilateral agreements in new areas like space, IT, electronics, cybersecurity, civil nuclear energy among others,” the report added.It adds that India’s development assistance to Bangladesh increased from $3 billion to $8 billion in three years. Bilateral trade has increased by 31.5 per cent from $7 billion to $9.3 billion.Ashikur Rahman, a senior economist at the Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh, told The Indian Express: “I think Sheikh Hasina has navigated the geopolitical terrain quite skilfully. And, Awami League has a win-win partnership with all international stakeholders.”last_img read more

Christophers Law Finally Passed This Year

first_imgChristopher’s Law was passed by the Maryland General Assembly and is awaiting the governor’s signature. The legislation requires police officers to be trained in CPR, cultural sensitivity, the proper use of force, and interacting with the physically and mentally disabled. “This is an umbrella of protection,” said Chris Brown, 40, for whose son the bill (HB0294/ SB0542) was named.”This bill will ensure that police officers are trained in life-saving techniques. They already know how to take lives, and they’ve been trained to do that,” she added. “So, we are providing the balance by teaching them how to save lives.”Brown’s son Christopher was killed in a June 2012 altercation with a Baltimore County police officer. The officer put the 17-year-old in a “choke hold,” ultimately asphyxiating him. Brown believes if the officer knew CPR and had administered it in time, her son could have been saved.Dayvon Love, director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, a for-profit advocacy group based in Baltimore that was involved in lobbying for the bill, said it was created in response Brown’s death and the slaying or mistreatment of other Black teens by police officers.”In light of the incidents with Trayvon Martin, Vernon Jordan, Marissa Alexander and Christopher Brown and looking at the way racism and White supremacy is embedded in the law enforcement system, it seemed like a good step to make more tools available to protect our communities,” Love said.The think-tank director said he hoped this bill would combat the innate “anti-Blackness” and the militaristic paradigm that is entrenched within U.S. policing.”People think that when we talk about police brutality we’re talking about officers who hate Black people. But we’re talking about a society that socializes everyone to have a disregard for Black life,” he said.Brown and Love said the bill – which failed last year – was “undermined” by law enforcement because they felt it was an indictment against individual officers and because, they argued, they already had the discretion to initiate such training without a legislative mandate. It took unrelenting lobbying in Annapolis and in the community – Brown and others visited all the state legislators, unions, schools, parent interest groups and others – and the stalwart support of lawmakers such as Del. Jill Carter, who initiated the legislation, to move this bill forward, the advocates said.”It was not some foundation that came down and gave us money to advocate for this legislation; there were no lobbyists or interest groups, it was [the] people in the community who were most affected that worked to get this bill pushed through,” Love said of the grassroots effort.Brown, who left her job as a stylist to free up her time, was crucial to those efforts, Love added.Said the still grieving mother, “I was so angry when my son died, but then anger turned into movement. I want to show other mothers that good things can come out of bad incidents, but you have to fight for it.”last_img read more

North Staffordshire motorists warned to expect delays over weekend

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice are advising motorists to expect delays on the roads of North Staffordshire this weekend due to a football match and a wide load passing through the area. The load will set off from Stafford at around 8am on Sunday December 17 – having previously being postponed due to bad weather. Police say the load will be travelling from the county town to Newcastle via the A34 Northbound. The load’s route will take it from Stafford, through Stone and then onto Newcastle and Talke. There are also expected to be delays around the Bet365 stadium as Stoke City play West Ham at home. Read MoreHave you seen these parking spaces taped off? This is why A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Please be aware or some potential traffic congestion over this weekend with Stoke City FC at home on Saturday, and a wide load movement on Sunday from Stafford to Talke along the A34. “Please be patient and follow any Police officer instructions to help minimise your delay.”last_img read more