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first_imgPain is one of the most frequently reported symptoms by service members returning from military deployment seeking medical assistance. As a caregiver, understanding and managing the physical and psychological pain of your wounded warrior can play an important role in his or her rehabilitation and reintegration process.Chronic pain has the potential to significantly affect your loved one during the recovery phase. According to the American Chronic Pain Association, chronic pain is pain that continues beyond an expected healing period of an injury. The pain can linger even if your warrior is no longer ill or injured and in some cases, exist even if an injury is absent.Chronic pain can come from just normal wear and tear on the body or from aging. During military operations, however, chronic pain may come from combat-related injuries or day-to-day military activities. Many service members that sustain less traumatic wounds return home with back problems, joint immobility, or other ailments. There can be consequences if your service member does not seek immediate attention for his or her chronic pain.Potential dangers of untreated chronic painIsolationSubstance abusePhysical deconditioned or loss of physical fitnessSleep disturbanceReduced sexual activityImpaired ability to workLower self-esteemIrritabilityDepressionEveryone is different and perceives pain in different ways. Those who suffer from chronic pain are less likely to function in simple day-to-day activities such as walking, sitting, standing, lifting or even touching objects.Be aware of signs that indicate your loved one may be in pain:Facial expression, such as grimacingHeavy breathingUnusual body movements (such as limping)Behavioral changes (such as not wanting to eat or sleep)Emotional (such as irritable or crying)Service Members Battling PainWhile coping with chronic pain may seem overwhelming at times, military personnel can learn ways to manage their chronic pain and restore their lives to a more productive and meaningful life.Develop a comprehensive treatment plan with your doctor or nurse care manager.Speak up to your healthcare provider; describe your pain and any activities that lessen or increase their pain.Participate in the treatment process early on.Set realistic goals with your healthcare provider concerning treatment plans.Write down any questions or concerns you may have before each appointment.Know your limitations when it comes to overexertion.Keep up with regular sleep schedules.Eat healthy.Exercise regularly.Realize that there will be good and bad days.Talk to your doctor or nurse care manager about support groups for warriors in similar chronic pain situations.Track your pain episodes. Write down how long the pain lasts, the severity of the pain and activities that may have brought about pain.Learn to relax. Relaxation exercises are one way of reclaiming control over the body.Find ways to distract from the pain (such as listening to music, reading, etc.).Caring for the CaregiverCaring for a service member with chronic pain can be hard, as is caring for anyone injured in combat. It is important that you, as the caregiver, learn to help your wounded warrior and yourself.Communicate between the two of you. Talk about issues and concerns as they arise.Take care of your health.Learn about specific problems your service member may be experiencing (such as sleeping disorder, depression, intimacy, etc.).Be patient. Understand when to help and when to encourage self-help.Believe in your loved one’s report of pain (validation).Attend medical visits with your wounded warrior.Take responsibility for all medications.Talk to your service member’s doctor or nurse case manager if his or her pain begins to disrupt their sleep.Join a support group for caregivers in similar wounded warrior situations.Report any major change you observe in your loved one’s symptoms, mood, abilities, or daily activities.Your caregiving journey can be physically and mentally challenging, especially if you are caring for a wounded warrior who is suffering from chronic pain.Learning as much as you can about this condition will help you better serve your loved one during this difficult time. And remember…never give up! Staying positive will keep your loved one optimistic and help him or her stay motivated during the rehabilitation process.For more information on how to successfully manage your service member’s chronic pain go to the Real Warriors.last_img read more

first_imgThe Pakistan army on Wednesday targeted dozens of forward posts and villages with artillery guns along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri and Poonch districts, officials said. The intense shelling and firing from across the border continued throughout the night in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district, while it started in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch in the early hours of Wednesday, they said. Officials said the Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively, and the exchange of heavy fire caused panic among the border residents. However, there was no report of any casualty on the Indian side, they said. Pakistan had resorted to cross-border firing at Nowshera and Sunderbani in Rajouri and Krishna Ghati in Poonch on Tuesday as well. While the cross-border skirmishes lasted for over three hours in Nowshera sector which left a soldier injured, the firing in Krishna Ghati took place from 6 pm to 8:15 pm. Firing in Sunderbani sector started at 8:30 pm Tuesday and ended around 4:30 am on Wednesday, the officials said. Minutes later, they said the guns once again roared in Krishna Ghati sector and firing was underway between the two sides when last reports were received.There has been a spurt in ceasefire violations by Pakistan after India’s preemptive air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camp in Balakot on February 26 following the February 14 suicide bombing in Pulwama in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. Four civilians, including three members of a family, were killed and several others injured in over 60 incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch last week.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 29 (PTI) Dairy major Amul today announced to sponsor the Indian contingent for Rio 2016 Olympic Games, to be held in August.The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which sells its product under the brand Amul, will pay Rs 1 crore to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for the sponsorship.The agreement for the official sponsorship of the Indian contingent in 2016 Olympic games, was signed by IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta and GCMMF Managing Director R S Sodhi.”Amul is committed to strengthening the Olympic movement in India and encourage young generation from all over the country to take up sports,” Sodhi told reporters here.Asked about the sponsorship amount, Mehta said, “Amul will pay Rs 1 crore for the sponsorship.”Explaining the reason behind this association, Sodhi said there is a synergy between Amul and athletes as milk is natures original energy drink and plays a pivotal role in building the physical and mental strength of the athletes.Sodhi added in the last edition of 2012 London Olympics games also, Amul had sponsored the Indian contingent.Amul will launch a series of advertising campaigns for milk and various dairy products to promote this association in the coming months.Rio Olympics will play host to the largest Indian contingent ever, with more than 100 sports persons taking part in the event.Mehta said, “I am happy that Amul family is supporting Indian Olympic Association from past sometime.”The preparations for our athletes are in full swing and till date more than 100 athletes have qualified for Rio Olympics, this is the largest ever contingent we are sending, he said.advertisementAmul had reported a turnover of Rs 23,005 crore for 2015-16. The cooperative has about 60 various processing plants and there are 17 member unions of GCMMF associated with more than 36 lakh farmers across 18,600 villages of Gujarat. PTI MJH JTR SRK ABKlast_img read more

first_imgVengsarkar, a former chief selector who is currently the Vengsarkar, a former chief selector who is currently the vice president of the Mumbai Cricket Association and director of the National Cricket Academy (both honorary positions), was alleged to be running a cricket academy for junior cricketers in Pune and may favour them, leading to conflict of interest. Vengsarkar had replied that as NCA director in an honorary capacity it was routine for the Board to bear the travel and accommodation expenses and his appointment should be viewed in the light of his position as a former India captain. The 116-Test veteran had also stated in his reply that he had been running academies for the last 21 years. After receving another rejoinder from the applicant, the Ombudsman decided that this was not a case for taking any action as there was no conflict of interest in accordance with the BCCIs rules. The Ombudsman also upheld the complaint of Conflict of Interest against former Ranji Trophy cricketer Bhat that while hes a managing committee member of Karnataka State Cricket Association as well as chairman/selector for under 16 and under 14 he also works in the Brijesh Patel Cricket Academy and the IDBI Academy. Bhat, in his reply, had said he did not draw any salary from both the academies and was only reumbursed his TA and DA. However, the Ombudsman has pointed out relevant Rule 2 (C) that “Cricketers appointed as coaches of Indian teams or national selectors shall not be associated with any private coaching academies during their tenure”, and has directed KSCA to ask Bhat to forthwith dissassociate with both the academies. “In the event that Mr Bhat decides to continue his association with either academy, or any other cricket academy, then he cannot continue in his position as a Chairman/Selector of the U-16 team,” said Justice Shah in his Order while disposing off the application. The Ombudsman, however, held that six others connected with KSCA – B K Ravi, L Prashanth, Mansoor Ali Khan, Somashekar Siriguppi, Rajesh Kamath and Yere Gowda – did not have any conflict of interest. (More) PTI SSR DK AH AH SDMadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgRavichandran Ashwin and Virat Kohli put India in the driver’s seat at the end of day three and Sourav Ganguly feels the hosts are the favourites unless and until England bat out of their skin to save the Vizag Test. (Vizag Test: Ashwin, Kohli put India in command) Ashwin returned with figures of 5-67, his 22nd five-wicket haul in Tests while Kohli remained unbeaten on 56 to give India a healthy lead of 298 runs. India had a jittery start to their second innings with Murali Vijay, KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara falling cheaply, but Kohli steadied things by scoring a fluent half-century, his 13th in Tests. Earlier, England were bowled out for 255 and conceding a lead of 200 runs with Kohli not enforcing the follow-on.Ganguly speaking to India Today also supported Kohli’s decision and said India wouldn’t like to bat fourth on this pitch.”There is so much time left in this game. What happens if you keep playing on this wicket it gets worse tomorrow and India would not want to bat fourth on this pitch. Its a good decision unless and until the lead was about 300, get to about 400 by lunch tomorrow and India have five sessions to bowl. There is only one winner in this game and that is India unless and until England bat exceptionally they don’t have a chance to save this Test,” Ganguly said.The former India captain feels England have to really bat out of their skin to save the Test match, or else the Kohli-led team looks the favourite.advertisement”India should look batting till lunch or half-an-hour after lunch and still they have 150 overs to bowl. But in the second innings 150 overs is fine, its a waning wicket. England will have to bat out of their skin and Virat’s decision was perfectly fine by not enforcing the follow-on. India should win this Test the way Ashwin and other bowlers have bowled,” Ganguly also said. (Taking five wickets was not on my mind: Ashwin)Ganguly also lauded Ashwin’s ability for contributing consistently both with the bat and the ball.”Ashwin has become a terrific cricketer, he contributes with the bat when India were under pressure and now the five wickets. You expect him to pick five wickets in these conditions with the ball turning. But to contribute with the bat and with the ball so consistently speaks volume about his ability,” Ganguly added.last_img read more

first_imgA former U.S. Postal Service worker has been sentenced to probation for stealing items from the mail he was supposed to deliver.Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Kirk Baird, of Sergeant Bluff, was sentenced in Sioux City federal court Friday.Baird pleaded guilty in March to one count of theft of mail by a postal service employee.At his plea hearing, Baird admitted that from August to October, he removed cash and gift cards from items in the mail at least 22 times.Baird had originally faced up to five years in prison without the possibility of parole.APlast_img read more

first_imgAn Indianapolis-based company has issued a recall for melon products sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that the recall includes cut watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe produced by Caito Foods LLC.The fruit has been sold under various brands or labels at Walmart and Target and other national chains.The affected states are Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and 12 other states.Health officials advise consumers to check packaging to determine if the melon was distributed by Caito Foods, and, if so, not to eat it.They advise stores to pull the products from shelves.Authorities say 93 people have been sickened, 23 of whom were hospitalized.No deaths have been reported.last_img read more

first_img2005 QLD Junior State Cup Finals Day After the wild weather experienced in recent days caused havoc at the Queensland Junior State Cup (seems to be a trend with Junior State Cups this year, as the same thing happened with the NSW Junior State Cup in Wollongong) the competition went ahead as scheduled from the Saturday onwards. Karley Banks was at the event and has provided us with several stories on the tournament which can be read by using the following links: * A grand final wrap up Wrap up of the 2005 Queensland Junior State Cup story * A story on the technical arms in Queensland Big weekend for the technical arms of Queensland Touch story * The winners of the Scott Notley and Kerry Norman medals from the event Scott Notley and Kerry Norman medal award winners story For all of these stories and also for all of the quarter final, semi final and grand final results in the championship and plate divisions of every age group, please see below: FINALS RESULTS: Under 11’s finals results from Saturday 2 July 2005 Girls 11 Final BMTA 5 v Monterey Keys 0 Girls 11 Plate BMTA Blue 2 v Gold Coast 1 Boys 11 Final Rockhampton 4 v Dodgers 2 Boys 11 Plate Hervey Bay 4 v Bundaberg A 3 Boys 13’s Quarter Final Series F5 2.00pm Redlands (6) def Redcliffe (5) F6 2.00pm BMTA (3) def Gold Coast (2) F7 2.00pm Toowoomba (6) def Bundaberg (1) F8 2.00pm Dodgers (4) def Hervey Bay (1) Plate Series Quarter Finals F1 2.00pm Caboolture A (7) def Glasshouse Mountains (3) F2 2.00pm Rockhampton (4) def Noosa (0) F3 2.00pm Monterey Keys def Kawana (forfeited) F4 2.00pm Chinchilla (11) vs Caboolture B (0) Semi Finals Series F1 3.30pm Redlands (2) def Toowoomba (1) F2 3.30pm BMTA (3) def Dodgers (4) Plate Semi Finals F3 3.30pm Caboolture A (3) def Monterey Keys (1) F4 3.30pm Chinchilla (4) def Rockhampton (0) Finals F1 5.00pm BMTA (6) def Redlands (3) Plate Final F2 5.00pm Chinchilla (4) def Caboolture A (1) Girls 13’s Quarter Finals F5 1.30pm QF1: Caboolture A (8) def Hervey Bay (0) F6 1.30pm QF2: BMTA Red (9) def Toowoomba (1) F7 1.30pm QF3: Bundaberg (3) def Redlands (1) F8 1.30pm QF4: Gold Coast A (9) def Dodgers (0) Plate Series . F1 1.30pm QF1: Chinchilla A (3) def Redcliffe (0) F2 1.30pm QF2: Gold Coast B (2) def Maryborough (0) F3 1.30pm QF3: Caboolture (2) def Kawana (0) F4 1.30pm QF4: Rockhampton def Chinchilla B (forfeited) Semi Finals F5 3.00pm Bundaberg (3) def Caboolture A (2) F6 3.00pm BMTA Red (3) def Gold Coast A (2) Plate Series Semi Final F3 3.00pm Chinchilla A (4) def Caboolture B (1) F4 3.00pm Rockhampton (1) def Gold Coast B (0) Finals F3 5.00pm BMTA Red (4) def Bundaberg (0) Plate Final F4 5.00pm Chinchilla (4) def Rockhampton (2) Boys 15’s Semi Final Series F5 1.00pm BMTA (2) def Toowoomba (1) F6 1.00pm Redlands (4) def Gold Coast (2) Plate Series Semi Finals F7 1.00pm Rockhampton (4) def Chinchilla (1) F8 1.00pm Noosa (8) def Bundaberg (6) Finals F1 2.30pm BMTA (5) def Redlands (4) Plate Final F2 2.30pm Rockhampton (6) def Noosa (2) Girls 15’s Quarter Final Series F1 12.30pm BMTA (6) def Bundaberg (0) F2 12.30pm Toowoomba (2) def Gladstone (1) F3 12.30pm Gold Coast A (2) def Hervey Bay (1) F4 12.30pm Redlands Red (5) def Dodgers (1) Plate Series Quarter Finals F5 12.30pm Redlands Green (3) def Caboolture (1) F6 12.30pm Gold Coast B (3) def Noosa (2) F7 12.30pm Ballina (5) def Dalby (1) F8 12.30pm Rockhampton def Kawana (forfeited) Semi Finals Series F3 2.30pm BMTA (3) def Gold Coast (3) F4 2.30pm Redlands Red (3) def Toowoomba (2) Plate Semi Finals F1 3.00pm Ballina (4) def Redlands Green (0) F2 3.00pm Gold Coast B (2) def Rockhampton (0) Finals F1 4.30pm BMTA (3) def Redlands Red (1) Plate Final F2 4.30pm Ballina (1) def Gold Coast B (0) Boys 17’s Semi Final Series F1 1.00pm SF1: BMTA (1) def Kawana (0) F2 1.00pm SF2: Bundaberg (5) def Redcliffe (1) Plate Series Semi Finals F3 1.00pm SF1: Rockhampton (7) def Glasshouse Mountains (0) F4 1.00pm SF1: Caboolture (3) def Redlands (1) Finals F1 4.00pm BMTA (3) def Bundaberg (2) Plate Final F2 4.00pm Rockhampton (4) def Caboolture (2) Girls 17’s Semi Final Series F5 2.30pm SF1: Gold Coast (4) def BMTA Indige (2) F6 2.30pm SF2: BMTA Red (7) def Ipswich (2) Plate Series Semi Finals F7 2.30pm SF1: Bundaberg (4) def Chinchilla (3) F8 2.30pm SF1: Caboolture (3) def Kawana (2) Finals F3 4.00pm Gold Coast (4) def BMTA Red (2) Plate Final F4 4.00pm Caboolture (6) def Bundaberg (2)last_img read more

Rabat – Morocco has made a lot of progress to maintain peace. The Kingdom is one of the most peaceful countries in North Africa and the Middle East, according to the Global Peace Index 2018.Morocco has moved up 4 places since 2017 and 19 places since 2016. With a score of 1,979, Morocco ranks 71st out of 163, in the report published June 6 by the Institute of Economics and Peace.The country is more peaceful than its neighbors Tunisia (78), Algeria (109), Mauritania (127), and Libya, which ranks 157th, among the countries with the lowest level of peace. As for the MENA region, Morocco is fourth, behind Qatar (56), the United Arab Emirates (45), and Kuwait (42).Each year the acts of violence perpetrated on the national territory cost nearly 6 percent of the GDP in Morocco, 8 percent in Tunisia, and 11 percent in Algeria. Mauritania has reached 12 percent, and Libya has the highest percentage with 26 percent of GDP.The report notes slight improvement in the Middle East and North Africa region’s overall score. “However, despite ongoing armed conflict and instability in the region, it did become marginally more peaceful over the last year. The bulk of the improvement occurred on the safety and security domain, particularly in terrorism impact and the number of refugees fleeing conflict.”“The scores in both Iraq and Syria improved: although the conflict is no less bitter, the diminishing geographic reach of ISIL and other rebel groups means that overall levels of violence have diminished,” added the report.Internationally speaking, Iceland is still the most peaceful country in the world, followed by New Zealand and Austria.States at the bottom of the ranks are ravaged by war. Thus, Syria is considered the least peaceful country in the world (163), preceded by Afghanistan (162) and South Sudan (161).The ranking of regions was unchanged from 2017, with Europe as the most peaceful region and the Middle East and North Africa as the least peaceful. read more

Plans by the United Nations to set up a preventive diplomacy centre in Central Asia represent a milestone in the world body’s efforts to bring peace and stability to the region, Turkmenistan’s President told the General Assembly today.Gurbanguly Berdimukhamedov said his country was certain that the work of the centre – which is expected to be established in Ashgabat, the Turkmen capital, later this year – could be “a strong positive force in resolving the problems our region faces.”Vowing to “do everything necessary to make the centre’s work effective and fruitful,” the President told the annual high-level debate that cooperation with the UN was the critical element in Turkmenistan’s wider foreign policy.“This is most apparent in regional matters, where it is the participation of the United Nations and its specialized agencies that promotes convergence of approaches of States to issues, [and the] creation of a favourable political, diplomatic and legal environment for their resolution by joint effort.”The principles enshrined in the UN Charter “should continue to serve as the moral and legal pillar of the international order,” and all UN reforms should take account of this, he said.Mr. Berdimukhamedov also called for the Security Council’s structure to change and for better and closer relations between the Council and the General Assembly. 26 September 2007Plans by the United Nations to set up a preventive diplomacy centre in Central Asia represent a milestone in the world body’s efforts to bring peace and stability to the region, Turkmenistan’s President told the General Assembly today. read more

Reading out a statement during a formal meeting, Ambassador Kenzo Oshima, of Japan, which holds the Presidency of the 15-nation body for the month of August, expressed the Council’s heartfelt condolences to the people and Government of Saudi Arabia, following King Fahd’s death over the weekend.“[King Fahd] devoted himself wholeheartedly devoted himself both to the service of his country and to the promotion of peace and understanding in his region and internationally,” Ambassador Oshima said. read more

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A number of vehicles were damaged in the blazeCredit:SWNS.com A number of vehicles were damaged in the blaze A spokesperson for Car Chase Heroes said: “The driver smelt burning and pulled the transporter over immediately, upon opening the door he saw flames climbing the back of the cab and jumped out straight away leaving all of his belongings inside.”By the time he ran to a safe distance and turned around, the entire cab was engulfed in flames.”The cars damaged were a Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Barricade Mustang Police car, an MX5 Racecar and KITT, the Pontiac Firebird from Knightrider.” A lorry transporting a dozen novelty cars including a Batmobile caught fire on the M4 on Wednesday night – destroying a number of film replica vehicles.Car Chase Heroes, a driving experience company which specialises in iconic movie cars and American muscle cars, said six vehicles – including a Knight Rider KITT replica – were damaged in the motorway blaze.The truck was carrying classic cars including a ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ General Lee, a ‘Transformers’ Ford Mustang and ‘Starsky and Hutch’ Ford Torino.It was engulfed in flames as it travelled westbound on the M4 near Bath, Somerset, on Wednesday night.The company said the damage amounted to around £70,000. No one was hurt, and the cause of the blaze is currently unknown. read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related’About time we win a World Cup’ – HolderFebruary 27, 2018In “latest news”Super Sixes: Afghanistan edge out Ireland to join Windies as World Cup qualifiersMarch 23, 2018In “Sports”West Indies slip further after India series lossNovember 13, 2018In “latest news” Afghanistan 163 for 9 (Gulbadin 48, Shenwari 42) beat West Indies 110 (Dawlat 4-26) by 23 runs (DLS)Gulbadin Naib steers the ball into the off side ICC(ESPNCricinfo)-Afghanistan gave West Indies a hint of the struggle that could be in store for them in their bid to reach the 2019 World Cup, after battling back from the brink of a crushing defeat to pull off a remarkable victory in their warm-up encounter in Harare, ahead of next week’s ICC World Cup Qualifiers.The two teams are among the favourites to claim the final two spots for next year’s tournament in England, but for West Indies, two-time world champions in 1975 and 1979, failure to progress would be a particularly ignominious moment in their history.And the manner in which they capitulated in this contest, first with ball and then bat, will have given them few reasons for optimism going into their opening fixture against UAE next week, even though they have welcomed back into their ranks the likes of Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels, who played key roles in their triumphs at the World T20 in 2012 and 2016.After winning the toss and choosing to field first, West Indies appeared to have the contest in their pocket after reducing Afghanistan to 71 for 8 in 23 overs. Without their captain, Asghar Stanikzai, who has been hospitalised with appendicitis, Afghanistan appeared rudderless as the left-arm seamer, Sheldon Cottrell, set the tone with two wickets in the first five overs of the match.But Afghanistan’s spirit is redoubtable at the best of times, and when Samiullah Shenwari and Gulbadin Naib came together in a ninth-wicket stand of 91 in 11.5 overs, Afghanistan found themselves back in the contest.With bad weather reducing the match to a 35-over affair, West Indies lost Gayle and Shai Hope early as they chased a revised total of 140, but Evin Lewis and Marlon Samuels appeared to have steadied the pursuit with a stand of 44.However, Sharafuddin Ashraf bagged Lewis and Jason Mohammed for a duck in the space of four balls to leave West Indies teetering on 80 for 4, and when Shapoor Zadran added Samuels for 34 three overs later, the writing was on the wall.Dawlat Zadran returned to rip through the tail with final figures of 4 for 26, which included a hat-trick that saw the end of Shimron Hetmyer (caught at gully by Najibullah Zadran), Rovman Powell (caught by Mohammad Shahzad) and Carlos Brathwaite (lbw) off successive deliveries of his fifth over. Captain Rashid Khan – the newly crowned No.1 bowler in ODI and T20I cricket – subsequently sniped out the final two West Indies wickets with his legspin. read more

first_imgA BOEING JET appeared in Aer Lingus livery today for the first time in nine years, as the company launched an expansion of their Shannon to Boston route.The company has leased three Boeing 757 aircraft, two of which will replace an Airbus A330 at Shannon, allowing an expansion of the company’s transatlantic routes.The other will fly the direct route from Dublin to Toronto.Flights between Shannon and Boston will operate daily while flights to New York from Shannon will operate six times a week, starting on 30 March.The airline also says that the increased capacity opens up extra connectivity, with links to other American cities.Aer Lingus last used a Boeing in 2005, when they retired the 737-400 and 500 planes that they had used around Europe.Their chief executive Christoph Mueller called today “significant”.“Today’s flight marks the beginning of our major transatlantic expansion in 2014. We are confident that the increased number of flights from Shannon to New York and Boston will bring additional tourists to the Western region and further support the strong international trade links between the region and the United States.”Pics: Man spends five years building a paper aeroplaneRead: SIPTU ballot for strike action at Aer Lingus & DAA under waylast_img read more

first_imgFIANNA FÁIL LEADER Micheál Martin plans to call on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to reopen a module of Moriarty Tribunal for a three month period to allow it to examine new allegations concerning the Tipperary TD Michael Lowry.Martin has said that information contained in a recording of a conversation between the former Fine Gael minister and property agent Kevin Phelan over details of a €250,000 payment “raises some very serious questions”.“Primary among them is whether a central module of the Moriarty Tribunal was compromised by an effort to co-ordinate the evidence of key witnesses,” Martin said in a statement first printed in the Sunday Independent and provided to TheJournal.ie today.The Taoiseach has already ruled out reopening the Tribunal and speaking in New York today he said that Justice Moriarty had reported “fully and finally” according to Newstalk.The conversation between Lowry and Phelan is said to have taken place on 20 September 2004 and concerns a €250,000 payment to Phelan which Lowry pleaded with Phelan not to reveal as the independent TD had “never declared it”.In a statement released following first publication of a transcript of the conversation in the Sunday Independent three weeks ago, Lowry insisted that the payment was “properly recorded and accounted for” through one of his companies.He has since refused to confirm the authenticity of the tape recording and claimed he has been unable to obtain a copy of the tape from the Sunday Independent, which broke the story.This contradicts claims from the paper which details attempts to get a copy of the conversation to Lowry in today’s edition. ‘Proximity’Martin said that TV3 had been “inexplicably alone among Irish broadcasters” in broadcasting the audio recording of the conversation last Thursday night and said that the case for re-examining evidence presented to the Moriarty Tribunal had been emboldened.In 2011, the Tribunal found that Lowry exerted an “insidious and pervasive influence” on the process of awarding a mobile telephone license to the Denis O’Brien’s company Esat Digifone.However it made limited findings on matters concerning the sale of Doncaster Rovers Football Club, which involved Phelan, due to “suppression” of evidence. Both Lowry and O’Brien have rejected the findings of the Tribunal.Martin said of the recording played on TV3: “The nuances which emerge, absent from the written transcript, add to the fear that the Tribunal’s work may have been compromised.”The Fianna Fáil leader said that the reluctance of the Taoiseach to investigate the new allegations surrounding Lowry was “understandable” given “the proximity” he and other ministers have to the events which led to the Tribunal.But he said that Labour’s silence is a “a stark reminder of that party’s weakness”.He continued: “No political party in this country can point to an unblemished past, but those of us who want to build a better quality of politics for the future have a duty to speak out on this issue.“Fine Gael and the Labour Party were elected with a record majority on a long list of promises. At the top of that list was a promise to change the way we practice politics.“In that spirit, I will next week call on the Taoiseach to agree to have the specific module of the Moriarty Tribunal reopened for a period of three months to allow Judge Moriarty examine the new material that has emerged since he reported two years ago.“If Fine Gael meant a word of what it said about the need for change, and if the Labour Party has a shred of integrity left, I expect unanimous support for this call.”Read: Gardaí examining Lowry tape as conversation is aired on national TVMore: Taoiseach ‘has no intention’ of re-opening Moriarty TribunalLowry: Payment in taped conversation was tax compliantlast_img read more

Bolt is not ready for the highest level

first_imgUsain Bolt was a part of the Borussia Dortmund squad in the last training session and he seems to be serious about becoming a professional footballer as the next step of his life.The Borussia Dortmund head coach, Peter Stoger, seems to have a different opinion as he believes that Bolt is not good enough to play at the top level – he claimed that the former sprinter is talented but simply has to be better.The former Köln coach spoke about Bolt’s trials as he said, according to Give Me Sport:“It’s all about procedure and movement, but the most important thing is that he had fun.”borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“I think he is talented, but when he wants to play at a higher level, he clearly has a lot of work to do.”“The physique he needs for his other sport is completely different from what he needs for football, but it was really fun for us.”“It was a pleasure for us to meet a guy like him and to work with him.”last_img read more

Local Choreographer Depicts Two Iconic Houston Landmarks Through Dance

first_img X – / 6 Listen 00:00 /01:20 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img It started with a simple conversation.“I was talking to an astronaut by the name of Steve Bowen,” says Houston-based choreographer Karen Stokes. “I thought, ‘Wow, these are incredible stories. How can I share this with the public?’”That led to Stokes’ idea to tell the story of Houston’s Ship Channel and NASA program through dance. The exploration – which began four years ago – has involved interviewing Ship Channel pilots, visiting historical sites, and even getting a special tour of NASA. Some of the choreography is inspired by the way the astronauts move underwater at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab.Michigan-based Bill Ryan was enlisted to write the score.  “The space music is very ethereal,” Ryan says. “I really tried to capture the incredible vastness of space … the endless vastness.”Ryan incorporates electronic sounds in the section representing the Ship Channel, such as old recordings of radio transmissions from ships.Stokes says she wants the audience to leave the performance with a sense of hope.“This is a project about human ingenuity, human endeavor, what we can do when we work together,” she says.Karen Stokes Dance presents DEEP: Seaspace Thursday through Saturday at Houston’s Hobby Center. Sharelast_img read more

Genesta Lane 97 AFRO Founders Great Granddaughter

first_imgGenesta Elizabeth Lane passed away peacefully in her sleep at Augsburg Lutheran Village, Nov. 12 at the age of 97.  She was born on March 28, 1921 in Baltimore, MD to Harry Gilbert Jr. and Genesta Jenkins. She had two brothers: Harry Leon Gilbert and George D. Gilbert. She attended Douglass High School and later attended Cortez Peters Business School.When she was younger, Genesta’s father insisted she work for the family business, the “Afro-American Newspaper.” Her father was a grandson of AFRO founder John H. Murphy Sr. Genesta demonstrated her commitment to the community by assisting Frances L. Murphy with the AFRO Clean Block Campaign for many years; then, working at C&P Telephone, as one of the first Black employees.Genesta Lane, AFRO Founder’s Great Granddaughter. (Courtesy Photo)She married John Edward Lane Sr. in 1946 on Thanksgiving Day. They raised four children on Whittier Ave in Northwest Baltimore:  Yvonne, John, Harriette and Gina.  On Whittier Avenue, her front porch was a favorite gathering spot for her children’s friends around the neighborhood.As she matured, her commitment to community and youth continued. One of her favorite jobs was substitute teaching. She had an atypical teaching style and believed in “throwing the book aside” and doing things her way. After converting to Catholicism, she volunteered for 30 years with the New All Saints Church, engaging in activities such as working with the Women’s Prayer Group and visiting nursing homes, all while maintaining a “sassy” signature style that would become a personality trademark.When John Lane Sr. passed away in 1990, Genesta lived alone for a short time. However, after her health began to decline, she moved to Augsburg Lutheran Village, where she lived out the rest of her life.Genesta Lane lived a full life of love, and leaves behind a host of relatives, including Lucien and Yvonne Bennett-Niang of San Diego; John and Lee Lane of Marshall, Va.; Harriette and Robert Matthews  Sr. of Lochearn, Md.; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, niece Gail Parke and numerous other grand, and great-grand nieces and nephews.A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Augsburg Lutheran Village , 1 p.m., Dec. 15. To honor her memory, donations may be sent to Augsburg in lieu of flowers, attention: the Resident Care Fund.last_img read more

first_img“Imagine that going into your tablet!” The presenter at the Display Taiwan 2011 Technology Show recently was demonstrating a finger-length, thin USB flash drive of 16 gigabytes. She told visitors, however, that what was really interesting about this little number is that the drive could store up to two terabytes. Two terabytes? The idea has sparked much curiosity as to how this was achieved and how much such a device could cost. Manufacturers of the flash drive, Taiwan-based Transcend, developed the USB 3.0 flash drive in collaboration with Taiwan’s government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), the R&D superstars who help Taiwan’s technology companies grow. Citation: Transcend says USB stick capable of 2 TB storage (2011, September 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-transcend-usb-capable-tb-storage.html © 2011 PhysOrg.com At the time of this writing, though, it was evident that technology observers could only imagine, as they were unable to satisfy their curiosity as to specs and technology approach. The Display Taiwan event, which focuses on flat-panel displays, was the key signal of the product, but there were no signs of price tag, specs or technical explanations.Called the “Thin Card,” the USB 3.0 device will not be available now because Transcend awaits the setting of the USB 3.0 standard. Transcend and partner ITRI will not be pushing the device forward until they get the 3.0 green light This is also, according to reports, the reason why there has been no promotional information other than the video. (USB 3.0 is the third generation of USB technology that acts as a connector between a host computer and peripheral device.)What is certain is that the video peek at a flash drive with a capability claim of 2 TB storage has raised awareness of Transcend as an aggressive player in memory products. With a company motto of “Good memories start here” the company has had a succession of product launches, selling flash memory cards, USB flash drives, MP3 players, digital photo frames, portable hard drives, among other items. At the time of its founding in 1988, the company offered two products only, a laser printer driver and a software protection system. The company introduced storage devices in 2003 and by 2009 it was recognized as a top Taiwanese global business. ITRI has an impressive record of helping companies innovate and of helping to create a high-tech environment for Taiwan, starting on its incubation missions in 1973, when the government decided to reduce dependence on labor-intensive industries and instead grow technology-intensive enterprise.center_img Fast Food USB Drive Thru: 1GB Pizza, Hamburger To Go, Please Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more