Panorama points to earnings pain, but the worst is yet to come

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Wintry Weather Triggers Amber Warnings

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInAmber Severe Weather Warnings for snow and ice, highlighting the risk of freezing rain, for parts of central and northern England, as well as much of Scotland on Saturday. People are being urged to take extra care when travelling on one of the busiest weekends in the lead up to Christmas.There are also several Yellow Weather Warnings for medium impacts in place for parts of Northern Ireland and southwestern areas of the UK, with strong winds and heavy rain bringing potential disruption to these areas on Saturday.  Severe gales are forecast for the far north of Scotland, as well as Orkney and Shetland late Sunday.Heavy snowfall is expected for parts of Scotland, whilst further south in Scotland, as well as parts of central and northern England, freezing rain is forecast.Chief Meteorologist Will Lang said, “Saturday’s weather brings a range of winter hazards with very dangerous travelling conditions likely in some places.  In addition to snow, freezing rain will bring widespread ice to northern England and Scotland on Saturday afternoon. “Freezing rain forms when rain freezes on impact as it hits a cold surface – it is quite rare in the UK and when it does occur, the impacts can be severe.  Many will know it as black ice and the danger is it forms quickly, is difficult to see and is incredibly slippery.  Where it does occur, this will make walking, cycling and driving challenging, so we are urging people to check the latest weather forecast and warnings and to take extra care when walking and driving.”Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said: “This is the first significant weather warning of the Christmas period, and we are likely to see dangerous travelling conditions. People should heed the warnings of the potential for freezing rain and ice in particular.“I would encourage people in the affected areas to consider whether they need to make their journey. If they do, they should expect disruption. Drivers should plan their routes, leave plenty of time, follow Police Scotland travel advice and drive to the conditions.”National Winter and Severe Weather Team Leader, Paul Furlong said “Gritters will be out treating our roads around the clock, however freezing rain can cause black ice to form very rapidly and preparations may not prevent incidents occurring.“It is essential to keep your distance and reduce your speed – black ice is difficult to see, so even when conditions seem normal, it can be very slippery leading to very dangerous driving conditions. Drivers should plan their journeys, monitor weather reports and pack a winter kit of blankets, food, water and a shovel.”[vc_video link=”https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/1073487813465776129″]Also on Saturday, strong winds and heavy rain will affect parts of Northern Ireland, southern England and south Wales.  Chief Meteorologist Will Lang continued: “Low pressure across Ireland will bring winds of 50-60mph and the risk of severe gales in coastal areas.  The strong winds and risk of flooding from heavy rain has the potential to affect festive events in the lead up to Christmas.”“The good news is following the disruptive weather on Saturday, things will settle down through Sunday, with lighter winds and dry, bright weather for many.”Keep up to date with the forecast on the Met Office UK forecast pages and by following them on Twitter and Facebook, as well as using the mobile app which is available for iPhone from the App store and for Android from the Google Play store.last_img read more

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Cultural activities to headline Francophonie Month

first_img Tweet Director of the Alliance Francaise, Carol BogdanovsckyThe Alliance Francaise de la Dominique will stage two main cultural events as part of activities to commemorate Francophonie Month, celebrated annually in March.A contemporary dance show from Guadeloupe on Sunday March 9th and a theatrical play on March 24th at the Arawak House of Culture at a cost of EC$20.00 per ticket are the main events.The contemporary dance is a show, according to director of the Alliance Francaise Carol Bogdanovscky, questions the creole identity. The award-winning dance was born from an encounter between a choreographer and a stage designer, who created as a reflection of their life journey. It will commence at 8pm and tickets are available at the Arawak House of Culture as well as the Alliance Franciase.The theatrical play by deceased French writer, Aime Cesaire entitled “Notebook Of A Return To My Native Land” is the second cultural event which will commence from 7pm on Sunday, March 24th.Dr. Alwin BullyCesaire has been described as “one of the most important writers of the 21st Century” and a “true Caribbean person” by Dominican play writer Dr. Alwin Bully.“He was responsible for an entire movement basically which was called negritude in the years when he was studying in Paris…and sowed the seeds of the black power movement,” Dr. Bully noted.He also encouraged the youth and students to attend this play as it is a way for them to get exposure to theatrical plays.It will be performed by renowned French actor, Jacques Martial, and although spoken in French, there will be English subtitles displayed on a screen.Among other activities to mark Francophonie Month is an international food fair on Sunday March 17th at the Alliance Francaise. It being staged to “highlight food and cultural heritage between Dominica and France”, Ms. Bogdanovscky said.Among other activities to commemorate the month are French Day, an Exposition, Primary Schools French Festival and a Mademoiselle Francophonie pageant.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! LocalNews Cultural activities to headline Francophonie Month by: – March 1, 2013 Sharecenter_img Share Share 19 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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Melissa Skerrit Foundation Contributes to Education

first_img 338 Views   no discussions LocalNews Melissa Skerrit Foundation Contributes to Education by: – September 13, 2019 Tweet Share Share Share Sharing is caring! DLP Candidate for the Roseau Central Constituency, Melissa Poponne-Skerrit Dominica Labour Party Candidate for the Roseau Central Constituency, Melissa Poponne Skerrit has hosted her 5th annual back to school event, encouraging students in her constituency to prioritize education.The DLP candidate, through her Melissa Skerrit Foundation donated a total of fifty scholarships and one hundred and fifty school packages to students of preschool, primary and secondary school.In her address to these students and their parents on Wednesday 11th September 2019, at the DLP office in Roseau, Poponne-Skerrit made clear her desire to see all students excel.“You have to bear the responsibility for your education.  Get to school on time, complete your given assignments, pay attention to your teachers, listen to your parents and put the hard work that it takes to succeed. We can give you all the needs however, the responsibility is on you to use the tools you have been given to gain a sound education,” she remarked.“Failure, relaxation or giving up is not an option this year,” she urged the students.“Our country’s future is in your hands and we are relying on you to develop yourself and in doing so develop our country. I expect great things of you so do not let us down…do not let your family, or your country or yourself down. Make us proud, I know that you can do it!”Meanwhile, Mrs. Skerrit also encouraged parents to play their necessary role in the children’s education.“We as parents need to engage in instilling a sense of excellence in our children. We need to set goals with our children and ensure that they are achieved. If we encourage that attitude in our community and our community is supportive then I have no doubt that we will raise top achievers,” she advised.last_img read more

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No. 17 UWF Finishes Fifth After Reversal of Second Round Decision

first_img BADIN, N.C. – After an initial ruling on Tuesday citing a USGA rules infraction, the second and final round of the Lady Falcon / McNairy Invitational will count after a review of United States Golf Association rule 33-2B/1.  The No. 17 West Florida women’s golf team finished in fifth place after taking into account the second round scores.After the round began on Tuesday, the tee boxes on the fifth, eighth, and 11th holes were moved causing inconsistencies between different groups and teams, and it was initially determined that the round would be cancelled due to the differences in distance. Because there was no significant advantage or disadvantage as indicated by the scores after the round ended, Rule 33-2B/1 indicates that all scores are allowed to be counted. The Lady Argos shot 311 for the day, improving by 14 strokes from the first round and allowing them to overtake University of South Carolina-Beaufort and host team Pfeiffer to finish fifth for the tournament at 636. Carson-Newman took home the trophy with a two-day total of 622, with first day leader Catawba finishing just three strokes back at 625.Each of the Argonauts improved from the first day to the second, with junior Bhavna Shetty (Mysore, India/Sadvidya HS) leading the way, carding a 75 for the second round and finishing tied for eighth at 154. The junior was only three over for par-4’s the entire tournament, second only to the two individuals that were medalist and runner-up. Senior Natalia Espinosa (Bogotá, Colombia/Colegio Nueva Granada) also played strong the second day firing a four over 76, highlighted by an eagle on the par-4 12th hole and placing in a tie for 10th.  Espinosa finished just one over for par-5’s.Senior Rachel Williams (Daytona Beach, Fla./Kennesaw State) improved by six strokes to shoot a 78 and jumped up the leader board 15 spots to finish in a tie for 21st. Freshman Agustina Cocha (Salta, Argentina/Colegio Santa Maria) shot two strokes better to finish with an 82 and in a tie for 32nd, while freshman Danielle Vannoy (Pensacola, Fla./ Northwest Florida State) also improved by eight strokes to shoot 96 and place 64th. The Argonauts will return to the golf course at home this weekend when they host the Bubba Watson Invitational at Stonebrook Golf Club September 21-22.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#DAY TWO RESULTS1    Carson Newman Coll       315  307    622       +46 2    Catawba College          310  315    625       +49 3    California Univ – PA     324  305    629       +53 4    Newberry College         321  311    632       +56 5    West Florida, U of       325  311    636       +60 6    So.Carolina Beaufort     313  333    646       +70 7    Pfeiffer University      324  328    652       +76 8    Wingate University       328  326    654       +78 9    Lee University           339  332    671       +95 10   Berry College            340  350    690      +114 11   Columbus State           343  359    702      +126 12   Concord University       389  360    749      +173 13   Mount Olive College      375  380    755      +179 14   King College             391  380    771      +195 T8   Bhavna Shetty             79   75    154T10  Natalia Espinosa          79   76    155T21  Rachel Williams           84   78    162T32  Agustina Cocha            83   82    16564   Danielle Vannoy          104   96    200Print Friendly Version Share No. 17 UWF Finishes Fifth After Reversal of Second Round Decisioncenter_img Bhavna Shetty (Photo by UWF Women’s Golf) last_img read more

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Commentary: Henry can pull an Elliott for Tide in 2015

first_imgWill Alabama lean on running back Derrick Henry to carry the offense in its pursuit to win a national championship this season?Will Alabama lean on running back Derrick Henry to carry the offense in its pursuit to win a national championship this season?Ezekiel Elliott proved last season how important a running back can be in college football.Fourteen teams averaged between 477.7 and 303.3 yards passing, but Ohio State leaned on Elliott in winning a national championship in the first year of the College Football Playoff. He rushed for 696 yards in Ohio State’s final three wins as he put up a career-high 246 in title game against Oregon.This was after rushing for 220 yards in the Big Ten championship game and 230 on Alabama in the national semifinals. Elliott scored eight times in Ohio State’s final three games.So keep passing if you want, but if you’ve got a game changer in the backfield, feed him the ball. Alabama, Georgia and LSU have that, which makes them serious contenders to win it all this season.Nick Chubb emerged out of Todd Gurley’s shadow to finish second in the Southeastern Conference in rushing last season with 1,547 yards and 14 touchdowns as a true freshman.Derrick Henry led the Crimson Tide in rushing with 990 yards on 172 carries. With T.J. Yeldon battling injuries, Henry averaged 7.1 yards in Alabama’s last two games.Then there’s Leonard Fournette, who has the greatest upside of the three. Like Henry, Fournette shared carries, but managed 1,087 yards and 10 touchdowns on 187 attempts as a true freshman at LSU.Now I like Arkansas’ 1-2 punch of Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins, whom both rushed for 1,000 yards last season. Bret Bielema gets them their touches, too.Roc Thomas could have that breakout year at Auburn. He’s talented, in a great offense and plays alongside a QB-WR combo in Jeremy Johnson and Duke Williams capable of opening up the run game.Missouri’s Russell Hansbrough gets it done and anyone in the same backfield as quarterback Dak Prescott at Mississippi State will be solid, but none of them are better than Henry, Chubb or Fournette.However, will the SEC’s top trio of backs be focal points of their offenses this season like Elliott was down the stretch in Ohio State’s national championship season? They should be.Not only are Henry, Chubb and Fournette the best offensive players on their respective teams, Alabama, Georgia and LSU each have question marks at quarterback.Jacob Coker still hasn’t nailed the starting job for the Tide and who knows how LSU’s quarterback situation will shake out. Brandon Harris is more talented than veteran Anthony Jennings, but has he learned from the lumps he took as a freshman last season and is he ready to take leadership of that offense?Georgia’s starting quarterback could very well be graduate transfer Greyson Lambert. He started at Virginia, but it’s a lot to ask a quarterback to learn the system and be the man in three months.Out of the three coaches, Mark Richt will most likely focus his offense around his star back. He didn’t change much last season when Gurley got hurt. Chubb averaged 23.5 carries in UGA’s last eight games.I expect that trend to continue, unless Richt starts thinking about how Gurley went down. Richt might not want to put the wear and tear on Chubb in fear he may lose him to injury as well.Nick Saban loves running the ball — by committee to keep fresh legs — but he’s not deep at that position.Tyren Jones was booted off the team after marijuana charges, Bo Scarbrough injured his knee in spring practice and Altee Tenpenny transferred to UNLV. That leaves Henry and Kenyan Drake, who is Alabama’s most explosive offensive weapon, but had a season-ending leg injury last year.This situation could turn out to be a blessing for Alabama.Saban leaned on Mark Ingram in 2009 and Trent Richardson in 2011 – and finished both seasons with a national championship. Ingram ran the ball 271 times for 1,658 yards and 17 touchdowns and Richardson had 283 rushing attempts for 1,679 yards and 21 touchdowns.In two seasons, Henry has a total of 207 carries. If he gets that number of touches this season, Henry can have an even bigger year than Richardson and Ingram because of his ability to break the long run.I don’t see Saban trusting Coker or whoever he starts at QB to make many plays, particularly early in the season. Alabama doesn’t have a go-to receiver like Amari Cooper, either, but Lane Kiffin is the wild card.Kiffin took Alabama’s offense to another level — and has earned Saban’s trust. So the offense won’t be vanilla. Whatever Saban and Kiffin cook up, Henry should be the offense’s main ingredient.As for Les Miles, who knows what he’s going to do. He mentioned Fournette and Michael Jordan in the same sentence at SEC Media Days last year, but didn’t truly unleash him until midseason. Fournette should be the man out the 2015 gate, but Miles does do funny things with the ball.We’re a long way from January 2016, but like Elliott was last season for Ohio State, Henry, Chubb and Fournette could be the difference in their schools winning it all or falling short of a national title. Duane Rankin, Advertiser columnist, can be followed on Twitter @DuaneRankin or reached at dmrankin@ gannett.com. Go Mobile, Montgomery! Download our apps herelast_img read more

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Man pinned under pick-up truck

first_imgReports coming in to WLAF News are that a man fell out of a pick-up truck on Main Street at Jacksboro this evening.  Officials say the 50-year old man was temporarily pinned under the truck at around 6:18 pm.  He is being taken to the Jacksboro Middle School where he will be flown by a med chopper to a Knoxville hospital.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/30/2018-6:40PM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img

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Champions League final

first_imgSuper Bale sinks Liverpool as Madrid make it three in a rowBy Simon EvansKIEV, Ukraine (Reuters) – A sensational overhead goal from Real Madrid substitute Gareth Bale and two calamitous errors by Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius gave the Spanish side a third straight Champions League crown with a 3-1 win in an incident-packed final yesterday.Welshman Bale came on just past the hour with the score at 1-1 and after three minutes produced an astonishing bicycle-kick finish and then netted with a speculative long-range effort that somehow went through the hands of the unfortunate Karius.The German keeper had earlier handed Real a 51st minute lead when he threw the ball straight at striker Karim Benzema and the ball rolled into the unguarded net off the Frenchman’s leg.Liverpool, who crucially lost their leading scorer Mohamed Salah to a suspected dislocated shoulder in the 31st minute, had equalised in the 55th minute when Sadio Mane followed in to knock the ball home after getting on the end of a Dejan Lovren header.In truth though, despite their efforts Liverpool never looked as much of a threat once Egyptian international Salah went down under a challenge from Real captain Sergio Ramos.It was a night which confirmed Real’s ability to superbly manage the biggest of games and highlighted Liverpool’s continued problems with the goalkeeping position.Bale, who has not been first-choice at Real this season after injury and whose future has been the subject of much speculation, was named man-of-the-match while 24-year-old Karius ended the night in tears looking utterly distraught.Real become the first side since Bayern Munich in 1976 to win Europe’s elite club trophy three years in a row and Zinedine Zidane the first coach to win three back-to-back titles.DESERVED TRIUMPH The Spanish club’s fourth Champions League triumph in five years – 13th European Cup success in total – was fully deserved despite Liverpool, the competition’s top scorers this season, making an aggressive start to the game.The English side attacked with intent and Trent Alexander-Arnold tested Navas with a low drive but Real looked in charge following the departure, in tears, of Salah.Real had their own injury blow with right-back Dani Carvajal having to go off, replaced by Nacho in the 37th and ended the half with Benzema’s effort being disallowed for offside after Cristiano Ronaldo’s header was saved by Karius.France striker Benzema was to get compensation though when he was alert to Karius’s ill-advised attempt to throw the ball out quickly, although Real’s lead lasted for just four minutes.Liverpool’s Senegal forward Mane was sharp to react when Lovren rose to head the ball goalwards and their travelling fans sensed the Anfield side’s spirit could turn the game around.But then came Bale, leaping to produce a jaw-dropping left-foot overhead volley from Marcelo’s cross, before trying his luck with a speculative long-range shot that defied Karius’s ham-fisted attempt to keep it out and put the result beyond doubt.Cristiano Ronaldo, who now has five Champions League winners medals, could have added a fourth goal for Real near the end but the Portugal forward was distracted as he burst goalwards when a fan ran onto the pitch before being stopped by security.This time it was Bale who had grabbed all the headlines as Real and Zidane continued their continental dominance.last_img read more

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Chelsea get home draw, QPR face Pompey and Brentford play Barnet in FA Cup

first_imgEmbed from Getty Images Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Chelsea will be at home to Sheffield Wednesday or Luton in the fourth round of the FA Cup, while QPR and Brentford will be away to Portsmouth and Barnet respectively.The winners of the replay between Wednesday and Luton will be rewarded with a trip to face the holders at Stamford Bridge.QPR were in the draw after winning an FA Cup tie without the need of a replay for the first time in 22 years, after beating Leeds.AdChoices广告They will take on Pompey – managed by former R’s assistant boss Kenny Jackett, whose right-hand man Joe Gallen spent several years on the coaching staff at Loftus Road – for a place in round five.last_img

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Tebow in a Jets Uniform

first_img Posted March 23, 2012 Owner @CDOriginals 160 0 79 Sports Logos Location:Houston, Texas All Activity 102 160 Members Sapphire 160 Members Tebow in a Jets Uniform Link to post Share this post paynomind Link to post 243 4 SportsLogos.Net Link to post Share on other sites gdu Link to post gdu Brian E 0 Posted March 23, 2012 Sports Logo News I know it’s good and fun when we do it and such, but I HATE when trading card companies and media outlets use the photoshopped images. Tebow never has been in a Jets uniform. Don’t pretend. Picture him in a Broncos uniform and slap he Jets information on there now.Could just be me, though. 0 79 0 4,212 102 STL FANATIC Patchez Share on other sites Patchez Location:USA Members Who the F is doing photoshops for ESPN? This is a disaster hahah… Also, can anyone do something similar with Tebow like the Peyton thread in different unis – Maybe in the Jets uni and Jags?Charlie Sheen as a Jet?LOL that’s exactly what i thought when i saw it! STL FANATIC This topic is now closed to further replies. Share this post Members Recommended Posts RyanB06 Members SmoothieX By Sapphire, March 23, 2012 in Sports Logo News SmoothieX 1,027 0 243 Sign in to follow this   7,383 posts FEEEEEEEEET!!! Norva 0 Members 0 Sign in to follow this   9,904 Link to post Share this post Cujo Members 1,038 posts Forums Home Was I supposed to stay uncool, please remind me Alert GladSadMad and call it a dayBest uniform switches around Brian E Share this post Share this post RyanB06 1,027 larrypep 4 4,836 posts 111 0 Members Share on other sites Posted March 23, 2012 Share this post 0 2,715 posts Share on other sites Go To Topic Listing Link to post Posted March 24, 2012 3,831 posts Members Here’s Topps’ attempt: Share this post 326 The Bowman looks more legit… because its a shovel pass/pitch Posted March 23, 2012 i think we need our own experts to take this on in the concept section. Share this post 1,056 posts 4,212 Followers 0 Where can I find ESPN LOL on my guide? I’m not seeing it. Do I have to pay extra? BigDmocenter_img (formerly, briefly CherryMX) 0 Members 344 Where can I find ESPN LOL on my guide? I’m not seeing it. Do I have to pay extra?You just watch ESPN and you automatically get the LOL. Or SMH. Posted March 24, 2012 Sports Logos Banned 9,904 102 Posted March 24, 2012 Posted March 23, 2012 Link to post Members 145 Location:Denver, Colo. Share on other sites 145 1,380 posts 0 0 326 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites 1,674 posts King of Consistency 0 4,212 Link to post CS85 Cujo Share on other sites Posted March 23, 2012 prob the same guy that does adidas’ ads 31,030 posts 0 79 I miss Michelle. 31,105 posts Who the F is doing photoshops for ESPN? This is a disaster hahah… Also, can anyone do something similar with Tebow like the Peyton thread in different unis – Maybe in the Jets uni and Jags?Charlie Sheen as a Jet?This is the best Tebow photoshop job I’ve see so far: 243 Share on other sites Location:Champaign, IL paynomind SportsLogos.Net Share on other sites Share this post sᴘᴏʀᴛsʙᴀʟʟ ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴛᴇʀ Posted March 24, 2012 Posted March 23, 2012 Who the F is doing photoshops for ESPN? This is a disaster hahah… Also, can anyone do something similar with Tebow like the Peyton thread in different unis – Maybe in the Jets uni and Jags? Norva 145 Share on other sites 9,904 0 0 Sports Logo News Location:Austin, Texas Share on other sites 111 Share on other sites 246 posts 0 Link to post Followers 0 Members Posted March 23, 2012 0 larrypep Tebow in a Jets Uniform 344 I know it’s good and fun when we do it and such, but I HATE when trading card companies and media outlets use the photoshopped images. Tebow never has been in a Jets uniform. Don’t pretend. Picture him in a Broncos uniform and slap he Jets information on there now.Could just be me, though.I agree, but mainly because the photoshops look so bad. I hate fake looking cards. 1,027 6,320 posts Forums Home Share this post 1,438 posts 326 Link to post Tebow in a Jets Uniform shaydre1019 Share this post shaydre1019 344 Share this post All Activity Sapphire BigDmo CS85 Share this post Share on other sites 0 Posted March 24, 2012 Share on other sites Link to post 111 Posted March 23, 2012 Location:Eugene, Oregon Link to post 15,125 posts Link to post 4 Members 0last_img read more

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