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Van der Wiel: MLS professionalism ‘10 years ahead’ of Europe

first_imgTransfers Van der Wiel: Professionalism in MLS ‘10 years ahead’ of Europe Ben Valentine Last updated 1 year ago 00:41 2/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Van der Wiel Cagliari Getty Images Transfers Toronto MLS The new Toronto FC defender has hailed the mentality of his new league in comparison to what he has found in Europe New Toronto FC defender Gregory van der Wiel has hailed the professionalism and mentality of Major League Soccer, claiming it is “10 years ahead” of Europe.The fullback joined the reigning MLS Cup champions after a rough couple of seasons following his departure from Paris Saint-Germain, one spent in Turkey with Fenerbahce and the other in Italy with Cagliari.The experience left a sour taste in Van der Wiel’s mouth and convinced him the time was right for a move across the Atlantic to the United States. 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 always wanted to play in MLS,” Van der Wiel said in quotes published on “I’ve been many times to this side of the ocean and what I’ve picked up is that the mentality, how the people live with their sport, the professionalism, here is way different from Europe. I think on this side it’s 10 years ahead.”Specifically, Van der Wiel suggested pictures posted to social media and his private life may have contributed to unfair perceptions of him with his clubs. The experience dampened his love of the game — something he hopes to reclaim in Toronto.”I’m tired [of being] judged by the way I look, the way I live my private life, the pictures I post on Instagram,” Van der Wiel said. “I’ve always been a person who works hard, always had the mentality to be a top player. The last two years I got judged and sidelined by things other than my football qualities. I wanted to be in an environment where it was different.”I’m already feeling, my first week, that it is a totally different world: you get treated well, everything is well arranged… this is everything I hoped for. I need to get my pleasure back. That will come; I have no doubt.”Van der Wiel also discussed other problems he encountered in Europe as he lost money to an investment scam.”I met somebody there, influential, and I wanted to invest some money, like I’m still doing to this day,” he said to the CBC. “I like to do things on the side of football to be smart about my money, but it was not a smart move.”I trusted somebody and in the end, I never saw my money back.”Someone who believes Toronto can help Van der Wiel bounce back from his negative experiences in Europe is Toronto FC head coach Greg Vanney, who specifically cited the examples of Victor Vazquez and Chris Mavinga as players who rediscovered their love for the game with the MLS side.”When you make choices, not always do they turn out as hoped or expected,” Vanney said. “[Now], Victor and Chris love playing again, found that passion.”It comes down to us being human; understanding Gregory as a person, providing the things that people expect, allow him to be himself, enjoy and play the game. This is a club full of good people, eager to help and support each other. From that you find joy in life and on the field. And when you win, that helps.”last_img read more

Masters Trans Tasman Awards

first_imgWomen’s 30’sPlayer’s Player: Giselle MartinCoaches Award: Amanda BourneMen’s 30’sPlayer’s Player: Phil GyemoreCoaches Award: Garry SondaMen’s 40’sPlayer’s Player: Troy MorganCoaches Award: Paul ThomassonMen’s 45’sPlayer’s Player: Derek DuguidCoaches Award: Trevor JollyMen’s 50’s Player’s Player: Don BaartzCoaches Award: Bob BehnkeReferee of the Tournament: Bill Sladelast_img

New AP Poll: Buckeyes Remain Unanimous No. 1

first_imgWeek two of the new AP poll.Week 2 AP Poll Lee Corso College GameDayTwitter/College GameDayThe Ohio State Buckeyes, after taking care of Virginia Tech on the road Monday night, are still the No. 1 ranked team in the country – in both the Coaches’ Poll and the AP Poll. The latter was just released.Alabama, previously ranked No. 3, has moved up to No. 2 after a dominating performance against Wisconsin. TCU, which struggled a bit with Minnesota, drops a spot to No. 3. The rest of the top ten is rounded out by Baylor, Michigan State, Auburn, Oregon, USC, Notre Dame and Georgia.Texas A&M, after a big win over Arizona State, debuts in the poll at No. 16. Utah and Mississippi State also entered the poll, at No. 24 and No. 25, respectively.1. Ohio State2. Alabama3. TCU4. Baylor5. Michigan State6. Auburn7. Oregon8. USC9. Notre Dame10. Georgia11. Florida State12. Clemson13. UCLA14. LSU15. Georgia Tech16. Texas A&M17. Ole Miss18. Arkansas19. Oklahoma20. Boise State21. Missouri22. Arizona23. Tennessee24. Utah25. Mississippi StateYou can check out last week’s rankings here.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-543-4733 Fax: 902-543-5596 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Wyse Road Bridge Wyse Road Bridge in Middle Musquodoboit will be closed to truck traffic while the bridge is being repaired. Trucks will detour via Route 356 and Route 213 until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118-Wright Avenue Interchange Highway 118, from the intersection at Highway 111 northerly, toward the airport, will have intermittent lane closures in both directions during interchange construction. Traffic control consists of cones, barrels and jersey barriers. For information call 902-424-6144 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Molasses Harbour Bridge Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Temporary traffic signals are in place. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-3424 PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Quoddy River Bridge, Trunk 7 Work to replace the Quoddy River Bridge on Trunk 7 is underway. Traffic will be controlled by traffic signals and accommodated by a temporary bridge and detour adjacent to the existing bridge. Some delays may occur. Please drive with extra care in this area. The detour will be in place 24 hours a day until Friday, April 28. Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-0568 SHELBURNE COUNTY: Port Clyde Bridge Port Clyde Bridge on Route 309 will be closed until Monday, May 15, while a new bridge is being built. Motorists are advised to use the Clyde River Bridge on Highway 103. Local Area Office: 902-384-2599 Fax: 902-384-3275 Local Area Office: 902-893-5780 Fax: 902-893-2175 CONTINUING WORK COLCHESTER COUNTY: Lilyvale Bridge Lilyvale Bridge on the Lilyvale Road is closed for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is available on Camden Road and Riversdale Road. NEW WORK DIGBY COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101 at Exit 25, Joggin Bridge, will be reduced to one lane until Friday, April 21, for road work. Hours of operations are from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Local Area Office: 902-825-5388 Area: 902-827-5190 Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 Local area office: 902-638-3150 Fax: 902-638-3356 KINGS COUNTY: Old Baxters Mill Bridge Open The Old Baxters Mill Bridge, near Baxters Harbour in Kings County, is open to one-lane traffic. Vehicles weighing more than 5,000 kilograms are restricted from using the bridge. Local Area Office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road is closed until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is available on Poplar Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. Local Area Office: 902-543-8169 Fax: 902-543-0686 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Cooks Mill Bridge The Cooks Mill Bridge on Cooks Mill Road will be closed for 24 hours per day starting Monday, April 3, until Friday, April 28, to carry out structural repairs. A detour is available on Highway 236 and Highway 224. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Sperry Bridge No. 2 Sperry Bridge No. 2 on Petite Riviere Road is closed until further notice. Detours are posted. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Hydes Bridge, Route 277 The Hydes Bridge on Route 277 in Dutch Settlement will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays only from Monday, April 3, to Thursday, April 13, for bridge repairs. A detour is available on Trunk 2, Dutch Settlement Road and Old Trunk Road. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Mount Whatley Road Bridge The bridge on Mount Whatley Road at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border will be closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 -30-last_img read more

Helo expects 100 million monthly users by 2019end

first_imgNew Delhi: Social media app Helo expects to double monthly active user to 100 million by the end of this year, mainly on the back of increased focus over content creation on its platform. “We have completed one year of our operations in India. We were 25 million in 2018 and in first two quarter our monthly active users (MAU) have grown by 100 per cent to 50 million in first half of 2019. By end of this year, we expect to reach 100 million MAU,” Helo, Head of Content Operations, Shyamanga Barooah said. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepHe said the company has been focussing on to promote content creators, which led to growth in MAU of Helo – owned by Chinese firm Bytedance that operates popular video app TikTok. Barooah said that with focus on Indian users, the company has started connecting non-resident India in more than 13 countries including – USA, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Bangladesh. “Now, we want to grow our platform by 300 per cent across all parameters by end of 2019 compared to our business in 2018. It will be features, partners etc and not just in terms of user base,” he said.last_img read more

National security comes first on Huawei 5G review infrastructure minister

first_imgOTTAWA — Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says national security must come first in deciding whether to allow Huawei Technologies to take part in developing Canada’s 5G telecommunications network.In an interview, Champagne says Canada needs to be prudent and rely on the input of its intelligence services before ruling on whether the Chinese firm should be involved in the next-generation mobile network.Former security officials in Canada and two members of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence have warned that Huawei’s participation could compromise the security of Canada and its closest allies.Huawei stresses it is not a state-controlled company and denies engaging in intelligence work on behalf of any government.Champagne says listening to allies is part of the review process, but he has full faith in Canada’s intelligence officials to provide the best advice to government.He isn’t discussing a timeline for the ruling, noting the process is too important to rush and cut corners.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Banffs Sunshine ski resort accepts site guidelines despite grave concerns

first_imgBANFF, Alta. — An internationally known ski resort in Banff National Park has signed a new lease that includes a plan for future growth — despite having grave concerns with it.In a letter sent this week to Banff park’s acting superintendent, Sunshine Village president Ralph Scurfield says the ski resort is disappointed by how the plan might affect operations.But he adds there was no choice but to accept site guidelines that provide a framework for future use, growth and development.A letter from Parks Canada’s acting chief executive Michael Nadler had told the resort it could either accept the guidelines or lose its lease to operate.Sunshine Village was the last ski area in the mountain parks without the guidelines that allow for managed growth while protecting the environment.Officials with Parks Canada say they are finalizing the guidelines and expect they will be made public soon.“Parks Canada continues to be committed to downhill skiing within the national parks,” said the statement on Thursday.“The Sunshine Village Ski area site guidelines will provide long-term predictability for the operator, while ensuring that ecological integrity, including the protection of wildlife, is the first priority for decision-making.” The Canadian Presslast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment A Winnipeg man is asking for the public’s help after a precious family relic, a Juno award, was stolen from his van while he was in the process of moving.Travis MacLean, the son of Gary MacLean from the “toilet rock” musical-comedy duo MacLean & MacLean, told CBC’s Up To Speed host Ismaila Alfa, he noticed the award was gone Wednesday morning.“When I came downstairs this morning, I noticed there was a smashed window. Immediately my heart kind of sank and I started assessing everything that got stolen. Amongst the stuff that was stolen was that Juno award,” he explained. Advertisement Advertisement In 1984, the musical-comedy duo MacLean & MacLean were nominated for the Best Comedy Album Juno. When they lost, they were gifted this mock award. (Travis MacLean/Facebook) Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Service providers can opt for GST composition scheme by April 30

first_imgNew Delhi: The tax department has given service providers with turnover of up to Rs 50 lakh time till April 30 to opt for the composition scheme and pay 6 per cent GST. The option to pay Goods and Services Tax (GST) at reduced rate of 6 per cent would be effective from the beginning of the financial year or from the date of obtaining new registration during the financial year. Service providers opting for the composition scheme can charge a lower tax rate of 6 per cent from customers, as against the higher rates of 12 and 18 per cent for most services under GST. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalIn a circular, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said suppliers who want to opt for composition scheme would have to file Form GST CMP-02 by selecting ‘Any other supplier eligible for composition levy’ latest by April 30, 2019. Businesses which apply for new registration may avail the said benefit in Form GST REG-01 at the time of filing application for registration. AMRG & Associates Partner Rajat Mohan said “numerous service providers tried to file this intimation opting composition scheme recently but were denied due to a legal embargo. Now with this clarification, GSTN would start accepting the intimations soon”. The GST Council, headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and comprising state ministers, in its meeting on January 10 had permitted service providers and those dealing in both goods and services with a turnover of up to Rs 50 lakh to opt for composition scheme with effect from April 1. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe GST composition scheme was so far available to traders and manufacturers of goods with an annual turnover of up to Rs 1 crore. This threshold too has increased to Rs 1.5 crore from April 1. Under the scheme, traders and manufacturers are required to pay only 1 per cent GST on goods which otherwise attract a higher levy of either 5, 12 or 18 per cent. Such dealers are also not permitted to charge GST from the purchaser. Of the 1.20 crore businesses registered under GST, about 20 lakh have so far opted for the composition scheme.last_img read more

Canadian retaliation to US metal tariffs causing pain ambassador

OTTAWA — Canada’s ambassador to the United States says he’s hearing complaints from some Americans about the pain caused by Ottawa’s retaliation against the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs.David MacNaughton was referring to Canada’s imposition of $16.6 billion in retaliatory tariffs on American imports last year after President Donald Trump used a section of U.S. trade law to impose tariffs of 25 per cent on Canadian steel and 10 per cent on aluminum.The Canadian “countermeasures” hit products in U.S. states where Trump prevailed to win the presidency in 2016.They targeted a wide range of goods, including ketchup from Pennsylvania, bourbon from Kentucky, orange juice from Florida, toilet paper from Wisconsin and Ohio and panels for circuit breakers and fuses from Michigan.Mexico was also hit with the American tariffs and MacNaughton says the “strategic retaliation” the two countries have responded with is causing anxiety in some “important” states.MacNaughton told the Canadian Global Affairs Institute in Ottawa that the government is pushing hard to have the tariffs lifted.The Canadian Press read more

Navy arrests 16 Indian fishermen for poaching

This is the first arrest since Sri Lankan officials released all the Indian fishermen from its custody last month when they were produced before two separate courts in the northern part of the country. Several talks to resolve the Indo-Lanka fishing issue have resulted in a deadlock in the past with fishermen from both sides often being arrested by navy officials when they stray into each others waters violating the International Maritime Boundary Line. (Colombo Gazette) Sixteen Indian fishermen were arrested in the seas in the North today after they entered local waters illegally, a navy official said.Navy Spokesperson Commander Indika Silva said that three fishing boats had also been taken into custody and the fishermen had been handed over to officials from the Fisheries Department in Jaffna for onward action. Indian fishermen often stray into Sri Lankan waters to catch fish as the island nation has rich fishing resources. read more

Sri Lanka up four notches in World happiness ranking

The biggest loser is Venezuela, down 2.2 points on the 0 to 10 scale. Sri Lanka has moved up to 116 position with a score of 4.471 from 120 in the World Happiness Report 2018.The report ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, and 117 countries by the happiness of their immigrants. The overall rankings of country happiness are based on the pooled results from Gallup World Poll surveys from 2015-2017, and show both change and stability.There is a new top ranking country, Finland, but the top ten positions are held by the same countries as in the last two years, although with some swapping of places. The main focus of this year’s report, in addition to its usual ranking of the levels and changes in happiness around the world, is on migration within and between countries. Four different countries have held top spot in the four most recent reports- Denmark, Switzerland, Norway and now Finland.All the top countries tend to have high values for all six of the key variables that have been found to support well-being: income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity.The analysis of happiness changes from 2008-2010 to 2015-2015 shows Togo as the biggest gainer, moving up 17 places in the overall rankings from the last place position it held as recently as in the 2015 rankings. The island was also ranked 43rd in the sub-category of best improvers from 2008-2010 to 2015-2017, Lanka Business Online reported. read more

No plans to rename Spire says Dublin councillor

first_imgThose guidelines suggest at least a period of 20 years between a person dying and something being renamed in their honour.Lacey added that there were no plans to rename anything just yet.“We agreed that in this decade of commemoration, we shouldn’t rename anything, as a general rule. We felt that there would be a desire to rename a lot of things, but we feel that anything that is named in honour of someone should be a new piece of infrastructure or work.”Lacey says that he believes that there should a commemoration to Mandela somewhere in Dublin, suggesting the Henry Street area, where workers went on strike in support of black South Africans.Read: Millennium Spire could be renamed in honour of Mandela The obvious line to draw is that we rejected Nelson Mandela, but what we’ve actually done is re-endorse our existing guidelines. A COMMITTEE TASKED with naming sites in Dublin has said it has no plans to rename the Millenium Spire in Dublin after Nelson Mandela.The Commerative Naming Committee of Dublin City met today to discuss naming in the coming years, but a letter from a member of the public suggested that they consider renaming the monument after the recently deceased Mandela.However, Labour councillor Dermot Lacey, who is a member of the committee, said that the decision had been made to stick with the current guidelines for naming.last_img read more

iPad Air vs iPad 2 What you lose by saving 100

first_imgThe next time you walk into an Apple Store or stumble onto Apple’s magnificently Retina-ready website, there’s going to be two 9.7-inch iPads sitting there. These two tablets won’t look particularly similar, and they certainly won’t feel the same when you pick them up. So if they are both iPads, which one is the one for you?Apple’s latest and greatest, the iPad Air, was certainly the biggest announcement on stage during Apple’s most recent press event. Weighing in at exactly one pound with a new design that closely resembles the iPad mini and a color scheme that matches the iPhone 5S, it’s a very nice looking tablet. Sitting right next to it, for $100 less, is the iPad 2. This tablet has the same familiar iPad form factor, and is available in the glossy white or black Apple hardware is so famous for. The big questions now is how do you choose between the two?First off, if you are wondering why the iPad 2 is still for sale we covered that yesterday. Of course Apple wants to offer more affordable tablets, but why an A5-powered model that was first released in 2011, and that still used the 30-pin connector?The truth is, choosing between the two is a lot easier than you may think. There’s no good reason to purchase an iPad 2 now that the iPad Air is here. While on the surface it looks like you are saving $100 by going with what appears to be last years model, you are in fact purchasing the model from two years ago that has been barely refreshed to appear better than it is. If you purchase an iPad 2 instead of an iPad Air, you are losing out on:Processor speed: Going from a 64-bit A7 to a dual-core A5 is a huge decrease in performanceDisplay quality: Going from a 2048×1536 Retina display at 236ppi to a 1024×768 display at 132ppiFaceTime (front-facing) camera: Going from a 1.2MP camera to a low resolution VGA cameraRear camera: Going from a 5MP iSight camera with 1080p recording to a 960×720 featureless camera with 720p recordingSiri Voice Assistant: This feature is not available at all on the iPad 2Power and data port: Going from a Lightning adapter to the older 30-pin connector that no one makes accessories for anymoreThis is really only a sampling of what you lose. If you decide to get a version of the iPad 2 with a mobile data connection, you’ll only be able to get one for AT&T or Verizon Wireless. This is because the iPad 2 only supports 3G connections, and when this tablet was first released Apple only had agreements with these two carriers in the US. You could have much faster LTE connectivity on all four US carriers and many other global carriers available with the iPad Air.One is not like the others…Ultimately, Apple’s lesser tablet is not worth the money. For the same price you could have a significantly more capable but smaller iPad mini with Retina display, but if you’re looking for the full sized iPad you should really just spend the extra money and get the one that is actually worth using.last_img read more

Its a year since the snowinduced bread rush now Brexit is causing

first_img 19,073 Views 18 Comments Source: Shutterstock/Anzhela KlepkoIT’S BEEN ALMOST a year since the Beast from the East covered the country in snow and brought Ireland to a standstill.Flights, trains and other public transport was disrupted; students were told they had a few days off, and some companies told their employees to stay at home.But before the snow even hit, it was having an impact. On the eve before the storm hit, stores across Ireland reported that they were experiencing a surge in demand for bread (and other products).Stores looked to reassure their customers: Tesco, Lidl and Supervalu all asked their suppliers to provide extra stocks to meet the increased demand.At the end of February, ahead of a snow-ice warning brought on by the Beast from the East and Storm Emma, a spokesman for bread suppliers Johnston, Mooney and O’Brien told that the company had “significantly increased our production to meet the dramatic increase in sales being experienced” due to the “unprecedented demand levels experienced yesterday and today”.Looking back now, what made us go mad for bread?“I think it was a bit of a comfort but also a slight bit of panic,” Gerald Cunningham, president of the Flour Confectioners and Bakers Association tells Feb 24th 2019, 7:31 PM Sunday 24 Feb 2019, 7:30 PM It was the hunter-gatherer nature of people.“But there’s also the community side of it, and the fear of ‘God, if we’ve no bread what are we going to eat?’ It’s a staple in Irish houses.” Share57 Tweet Email1 Source: Melanie MayCunningham said that there is also a “very Irish feel” and a “traditional” element to bread for Irish people that makes them feel they need it in their house regularly. In a study commissioned for bread week, it analysed why people rushed to buy bread. It found that 40% of people felt reassured by simply having bread in the house, and that sharing bread increased their sense of social solidarity.The survey, which asked 1,000 adults on the island of Ireland a series of questions about their consumption of bread, found that 95% of those surveyed ate it at least once a week.Around 30% of people stockpile bread, and 40% have bread in the freezer.BrexitThis March, breadmakers (and eaters) are facing a new and totally different threat: Brexit.There are three mills on the island of Ireland, with just one located in the Republic of Ireland – in Portarlington, Co Laois. Source: Shutterstock/forstbreathHowever, it only produces retail flour, as in the bags sold on shelves for home baking. With those minuscule numbers, 95% of all flour used for making bread actually comes from the UK.In the event of a no-deal Brexit, tariffs will be placed on these flour imports which could result in a charge of €172 per tonne of flourThis would then have an knock-on impact on the price of bread; Cunningham says the price could rise by between 10% and 15% in a no-deal Brexit scenario.If this were to happen, bakers could start looking for flour suppliers outside of the UK, which could result in massive job losses to British mills.As people try to prepare for the worst case scenario, the options for bakers are limited, Cunningham says.center_img Bread is a perishable product, so you can’t stockpile it. A sliced pan might have a seven-day shelf life, while you’d eat fresh crunchy bread in more or less 24 hours.He adds that smaller artisan bakers might be able to stockpile flour ahead of the threat of increased tariffs, but that was more difficult for industrial chains that would need more space.There’s also the additional difficulty that some flour actually has a shelf life of around 4 months, meaning that if a baker buys flour now to stockpile, that baker has to be sure that all of it will be used in that timeframe.Sugar imports would also be hit with high tariffs in a no-deal Brexit; although sugar isn’t used in breadmaking, many bakers are also confectionery makers, so would be affected by this, too.Is Cunningham worried that Brexit will mean more bread shortages and empty shelves, or will they be more full than they are now because bread will be a lot more expensive? By Gráinne Ní Aodha Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article It’s a year since the snow-induced bread rush – now Brexit is causing problems A no-deal Brexit could mean the prices of bread increase by between 10% and 15%, according to a bread makers’ association. As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: I’d like to think that the shelves will be full, we don’t want to panic and put more pressure on bread-making businesses.“The main point is that ports need to stay open and free-flowing, the same with the borders,” he says.“I can’t see a benefit from a hard Brexit… I really would like to think that politicians would see common sense to postpone it and negotiate it properly.“It’s the uncertainty of it, we’re being asked all the time what’s the policy – we’re just kind of headlining a hard-Brexit scenario.” Short URLlast_img read more

Carbon Fiber Magic Apple révolutionne sa gamme en inventant la souris noire

first_imgCarbon Fiber Magic : Apple révolutionne sa gamme en inventant la souris noireAlors que la couleur blanche était la règle depuis des années pour la bureautique Apple (lien non disponible), leur nouvelle souris brise les tabous en exhibant un beau corps noir en fibre de carbone.Les magic mouse sont vendues depuis quelque temps déjà par Apple. Ce sont des souris sans boutons, dont toute la surface avant est tactile et multitouch. Cela permet d’y réaliser des manipulations comme des zooms ou des rotations. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Mais pour l’instant la surface en question était un plastique lisse et brillant, sur lequel les doigts ne glissaient pas toujours bien. Apple reconnait son erreur, car il a désormais une meilleure solution : il a remplacé la surface tactile par de la fibre de carbone. La surface texturée ainsi conférée à la souris la rend plus agréable et précise. La magic mouse (lien non disponible) était déjà classe, il faut bien avouer que cela lui confère également un look soigné et luxueux, quoiqu’un peu surprenant dans un ensemble blanchâtre Apple. Elle est disponible en quatre coloris : Black, Graphite (Gris foncé), Silver (gris clair) et White. Pour harmoniser votre bureautique, Apple propose de débourser des dollars supplémentaires dans un trackpad et un clavier du même style…Les résidents américains peuvent l’acheter pour 99 $ (75 euros environ), en attendant une sortie européenne. Pour 29 $,(une vingtaine d’euros) il est également possible d’envoyer par colis sa vieille souris magic mouse pour qu’Apple remplace simplement la coque. Le 4 avril 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Yaya Toure returns to Greece

first_imgFormer Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has returned to Greek club Olympiakos, 12 years after leaving them to sign for French side AS Monaco.The Ivorian first had his huge breakthrough in European football with the Piraeus-based side during the 2005-2006 season, scoring three goals in 20 matches.Toure moved to Barcelona in 2007 after spending only one season in the French Ligue 1 with AS Monaco.After their Gulf-based owners injected huge funds into Manchester City, Toure was one of the key signings who helped the club win three Premier League titles in seven seasons.He represented City in 230 games, scoring 59 goals, but was released at the end of last season after another title triumph.The energetic midfielder is now back with Olympiakos, although the club have not released any financial details or the duration of the contract.Official: Yaya Toure joins Chinese club Qingdao Huanghai Andrew Smyth – July 4, 2019 Manchester City legend Yaya Toure has returned to football with Chinese second-tier side Qingdao Huanghai following a seven-month spell on the sidelines.Toure wrote on his website, as quoted by Sky Sports:“It is an honour to be back at Olympiakos!”“When I left in 2006 I said I would come back and I am delighted to keep my word. I had offers from lots of clubs across Europe, Asia and the USA.”“Ultimately, I made my decision based on the special relationship I have with this incredible club.”“I am as hungry for success now as I was when I first arrived here many years ago and I cannot wait to help the club win the trophies the great fans of Olympiakos deserve.”“It is now time to let my football do the talking once again. Let’s do this!”last_img read more

57 of retail employees are unhappy with their pay

first_imgMore than half (57%) of retail employees are unhappy with their pay, with average advertised salaries for retail positions of £29,042 a year, according to research by Adzuna.Its analysis of employment satisfaction levels across 1,000 UK employees also found that 55% of respondents in the teaching profession are unhappy with their pay, with an average advertised salary of £26,599. This compares to 54% of charity workers who are unhappy with their pay, advertised at £28,382 on average. In addition, 50% of social worker respondents and 50% of respondents who work in property organisations are unhappy with their pay, with average advertised salaries of £28,332 and £32,465 respectively.The research also found:51% of respondents who work in the HR sector are happy with their current pay levels, with an average advertised salary of £32,705 a year. This compares to 44% of respondents who are consultants and have an average advertised salary of £36,251, and 41% of respondents who work for trade and construction organisations and have an average advertised salary of £33,777.38% of respondents employed in PR and marketing are happy with their pay, with an average advertised salary of £34,202. A further 38% of respondents based in the energy, oil and gas sector are also pleased with their pay, with an average advertised salary of £32,148.56% of respondents have avoided asking for pay rise, with only 14% of respondents successfully speaking to a senior level employee about increasing their pay.53% of respondents would never discuss their salary with a colleague, and 6% of respondents overall believe they are paid more than their colleagues, although this rises to 10% among respondents in their 20s.53% of respondents do not know their true value to employers.Doug Monro, co-founder at Adzuna, said: “British workplaces are rife with uncertainty over pay. An ingrained lack of transparency over earnings and salary bandings has created a culture of conviction that others must be paid more than us. Combined with a lack of knowledge of what our own skills are worth to employers in today’s job market, this spells a recipe for disaster for ambitious career builders.“It’s time to address the UK workforces’ compensation complex once and for all, and declare a war on pay inequality. Hardworking employees deserve fair pay for the work they carry out, and the tools to help them understand both their value in the workplace today, and how they can increase this going forward. It’s time for employers to play fair.”last_img read more

PHOTOS Wilmington Sons Of Italy Hosts Opera Concert At Wilmington Library

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — On Friday, October 26, 2018, the Wilmington Memorial Library hosted Marshall Ames Richards, better known as the Boston Opera Guy, for an after-hours concert.Richards sang an array of art songs, sacred music, and opera arias in Italian, French, German, Latin, and English, to a sold-out crowd.The concert marked the conclusion of an entire month of Italian-themed programming at the library. The lineup was sponsored by the Wilmington Sons of Italy in recognition of Italian Heritage Month.Below are photos from the concert, courtesy of Sons of Italy member Lennie Malvone: 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPHOTOS: Wilmington Sons Of Italy Hosts Author Stephen Puleo To Full House At Wilmington LibraryIn “Photo of the Day”PHOTOS: Wilmington Sons Of Italy Hosts Chef Liz Barbour For Italian Cooking Presentation At Wilmington LibraryIn “Photo of the Day”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Library’s Fall Adult Events BrochureIn “Community”last_img read more

PHOTO Wilmington Sons Of Italy Supports WHS Band Parents Trivia Night

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Sons of Italy Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Lodge recently attended the Wilmington High School Band Parents and Friends Trivia Night event on April 5, 2019 to support the Band Parents and the youth of the Wilmington Band program.Back Row (Left to Right): John Romano (SOI President), Barbara Sica (Band Parents), Doreen Dawson (Band Parents), Andrea DeSario (Band Parents), Steve Sica (Band Parents President), Kevin Caira ( SOI Roncalli Board of Directors President), Joe Martell ( Sons of Italy)Middle Row (Left to Right): Lynne Martle (Sons of Italy), Diane Garrity (Sons of Italy), Cheryl Caira (Sons of Italy), Walter Palino (Sons of Italy), Julie Sbraccia-Manos (Sons of Italy),Seated (Left to Right): Janet Mosey (Sons of Italy), Laura Caira (SOI Lodge Founder), Michele Caira Nortonen(NOTE: The above announcement & photo are from the Wilmington Sons of Italy.)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 Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Band Parents & Wilmington Sons Of Italy’s Comedy Night A Huge SuccessIn “Community”POSTPONED: Wilmington Flea Market Rescheduled From September 7 To October 19 Due To Expected StormIn “Community”COMING SOON: Wilmington Sons of Italy & WHS Band Parents To Hold Huge Yard Sale On September 7In “Community”last_img read more

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