Bradley out to earn respect

first_imgSWANSEA, Wales (AP): Being a pioneer doesn’t sit comfortably with Bob Bradley. “The American stuff I can cover in 30 seconds,” Bradley said yesterday at his Swansea presentation as the first American to manage a Premier League club. “Then I can push that out the door.” After a long pause to gather his thoughts, the former United States coach continued his answer in a modest hotel in the south Wales city with a population of less than 250,000. “With football in the United States, we have always understood we have to earn respect,” said Bradley, who left French second-tier club Le Havre on Monday. “When I was with the national team, every time we got a chance to play in Europe, the players and I would understand, ‘Today is one more day where we can show what the game is like in our country,’ so in some ways, this helps. I am proud what I have been able to do. “This stuff about pioneer, I’m not an American manager. I’m a football manager.” And he is plunging himself straight into a scrap to prevent Swansea from being relegated, with Francesco Guidolin fired after winning only one of the first seven league games. “We have got to find a way to restore confidence,” Bradley said. But Bradley is determined to seize the opportunity. Throughout the arduous years, from working in dangerous conditions in Egypt to the edge of the Arctic Circle, Bradley always hoped to land a job in the top flight in a leading European league. The 58-year-old New Jersey native was linked to Premier League jobs in the media, but rarely came close. “You guys have written my name a few times,” Bradley said. “Most of the times, I never got on a shortlist, maybe once. In those kind of situations, the decision-makers may not know who I am.” What helped at Swansea was the club having American owners, just like at Le Havre. Steve Kaplan, a minority owner and executive vice-chairman of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, and Jason Levien, a part-owner of DC United, took control of Swansea in July. Bradley made his name as a coach internationally at the 2009 Confederations Cup, where the Americans beat European champion Spain en route to the final. The US team followed it up by reaching the second round at the 2010 World Cup, but he was fired in 2011 and is still aggrieved with the circumstances. At his first Swansea news conference, Bradley complained that Jurgen Klinsmann “was already jockeying for the job” while broadcasting at the 2010 World Cup. Bradley took a bold step by moving to the Middle East to coach Egypt through the Arab Spring uprising. The ‘American Pharaoh’ – as he became known – gained admiration there by staying through the violence but left after failing to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. Bradley moved to Stabaek, which he departed after securing qualification for the Europa League last year. He impressed in his next job, too, in France, where Le Havre only missed out on promotion to the top division in May on goal difference.last_img read more

Up coming workshops on dementia in Fort St. John help seniors and their caregivers

first_imgIn Tumbler RidgeMAY 29Heads Up! An Introduction to Brain Health, free Alzheimer Society of B.C. workshop, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., community centre Room 1, 340 Front Street. Pre-registration required. 1-866-564-7533, ChetwyndMAY 31Advertisement Family Caregiver Session, free Alzheimer Society of B.C. workshop, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Chetwynd Recreation Centre’s Pine Room, 4552 North Access Road. Pre-registration required. 1-866-564-7533, is the medical term for a set of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. A survey done for the Alzheimer Society of Canada shows that one in five Canadians has experience caring for someone living with a form of dementia.The workshop is free thanks to support from United Way and partial funding from the R.K. Grant Family Foundation, The 1988 Foundation, Margaret Rothweiler Charitable Foundation, Paula Lee Family Foundation, The Kapler-Carter Foundation, Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation, The Rix Family Foundation, Seacliff Foundation, Jack Brown & Family Alzheimer Research Foundation, Diane Harwood Memorial Trust, Lewis Family Fund, The Clark Family Foundation, Colin & Lois Pritchard Foundation, Lecky Foundation, Collings Family Foundation, Provincial Employees Community Services Fund and by the generous contributions of individual donors.The Society acknowledges the financial support of the Province of B.C.More information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is available at In Dawson CreekMAY 28Family Caregiver Session, free Alzheimer Society of B.C. workshop, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northern Lights College, Room A-107, 11401 – 8 Street. Pre-registration required. 1-866-564-7533, 28Heads Up: An Introduction to Brain Health, free Alzheimer Society of B.C. workshop, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Northern Lights College, Room A-107, 11401 – 8 Street. Pre-registration required. 1-866-564-7533, Both workshops take place at Northern Lights College’s Room 150, 9820-120 Avenue. Pre-registration is required by contacting 1-866-564-7533 or info, Fort NelsonMAY 23Family Caregiver Session, free Alzheimer Society of B.C. workshop, 1 to 5 p.m., Northern Rockies City Hall’s Bear Pit, 5319 50 Avenue South. Pre-registration required. 1-866-564-7533, FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Two upcoming free workshops being provided by the non-profit organization, the Alzheimer Society of B.C., are designed to help offer education to those living with dementia and caring for people with dementia.The Alzheimer Society shares, that statistics suggest as many as 20 percent of Fort St. John residents may have experience caring for someone living with dementia which suggests there is a need locally for information.The first workshop, runs Wednesday, May 29th from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm is called, ‘Heads Up! An Introduction to Brain Health’. The session offers strategies and tips for improving the health of the mind, body and spirit. Actively engaging in protecting and maintaining your brain is an essential part of healthy ageing, says the Society.- Advertisement -The second workshop, runs Thursday, May 30th from 9:30 am – 2 pm is called, ‘Family Caregiver Session’ provides basic information about the disease for family caregivers who are caring for a person living with dementia.The session helps caregivers understand changes in communication and behaviour caused by dementia. Participants will learn what to expect throughout the dementia journey and explore effective ways of facilitating communication and providing support to the person with dementia.“We offer practical techniques and strategies that they can begin using immediately,” says Laurie DeCroos, an Alzheimer Society of B.C. Support & Education Coordinator for the Northern Interior, Skeena and Peace region.Advertisementlast_img read more

MLB NOTEBOOK Mets pitcher may be skipped

first_imgFrom news services Orlando Hernandez’s sore right foot is still bothering him, and the New York Mets may decide to skip his turn in the rotation. Hernandez was charged with six hits and a season-high eight runs over three-plus innings in the Mets’ 13-5 loss to Atlanta on Tuesday. It was El Duque’s first start since Aug. 30, and he said he had a little pain in his foot the next day. Hernandez said Saturday it’s still bothering him during his delivery, and he met with Manager Willie Randolph, General Manager Omar Minaya and pitching coach Rick Peterson before New York’s 5-3 loss to Philadelphia. “We’re going to see how he feels tomorrow and then decide whether he’ll pitch on Monday,” Randolph said. Hernandez got a cortisone shot for his foot after he gave up five runs and six hits over three innings at Philadelphia on Aug. 30. New York is 9-2 in his last 11 starts. Mike Pelfrey or Philip Humber could pitch Monday at Washington if El Duque is sidelined. “We’re going to err on the side of caution,” Randolph said. “If there is any question or whatever, then he won’t pitch.” Hernandez’s health could be a major question for New York as it tries to wrap up a second straight NL East title with 15 games remaining. The right-hander missed the entire postseason last year with a torn right calf muscle. The division-leading Mets did get some good news Saturday: Backup catcher Ramon Castro was activated from the disabled list. He was sidelined for about a month with lower back arthritis. “It surprised me,” Castro said. “It was pretty bad.” Castro’s return gives New York four catchers on its roster. The Mets also recalled right-handers Joe Smith and Brian Lawrence, infielder Anderson Hernandez and outfielder David Newhan from triple-A New Orleans. Rocket will launch Roger Clemens will start tonight in the series finale against the Boston Red Sox, Yankees manager Joe Torre confirmed. Clemens had been scheduled to make the start against Curt Schilling, though a blister on his foot and ligament damage to his right elbow has kept him out of the rotation since leaving his Sept. 3 start against Seattle after four innings. “It’s so remarkable, he’s got an urgency to do well all the time,” Torre said before Saturday’s game. Clemens threw 40 pitches in a bullpen session on Thursday and said he had “no doubt” he’ll be able to pitch at Boston. He is 6-6 with a 4.45 ERA this season. Clemens had two cortisone shots in his elbow on Sept. 5. Bonds strains toe Barry Bonds left San Francisco’s game against San Diego in the third inning because of a strained right big toe. The home run king was hurt attempting to make a play on a fly ball from Adrian Gonzalez at the left-field wall in the second inning. Bonds jumped attempting to make a catch and the ball appeared to hit off the glove of a fan who reached over the wall. Bonds appeared to land awkwardly on his right leg. Bonds fell and rolled over as the ball bounded toward the left-field line. By the time Bonds threw the ball back into the infield, Gonzalez was on third with a triple. Bonds played the rest of the second inning, but was replaced by Nate Schierholtz in the bottom of the third. Orioles reliever done Baltimore closer Danys Baez has a partial tear in his right elbow and likely will miss the rest of the season. Orioles manager Dave Trembley said that Baez will seek a second opinion after an MRI exam Friday revealed the partial tear. “I would expect that he’s not going to pitch for us the rest of the season,” Trembley said. Trembley said Baez will decide between surgery or rehabbing the injury after seeking more medical advice. The 30-year-old Baez missed almost a month earlier this season with a strained right forearm. He’s allowed runs in 11 of 22 appearances since rejoining the Orioles on July 12. The right-hander is 0-6 with three saves and a 6.44 ERA in 53 games. Baez took over as Baltimore’s closer on Aug. 17 after Chris Ray had Tommy John elbow surgery. Ray is expected to miss the entire 2008 season. Padres bolster bench San Diego reinstated infielder Oscar Robles from the 15-day disabled list. Robles, who was with the Padres early in the season, hit .238 in 16 games with San Diego with no home runs and two RBIs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Police on the hunt for area bank bandit

first_img “This one he pulls it (a gun) out of the book bag,’ Arbuthnot said. The security guard followed the bandit, who left in a getaway car. “The Baseball Bandit’ is described as a Latino, 26 to 28, 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 9 inches tall and 165 to 175 pounds with light complexion and brown eyes. His head is shaved, he has a mustache, a tattoo of a “V’ on his neck and wears an LA Dodgers and Angels cap. Anyone with information is asked to call Arbuthnot at (626) 931-1298 or (626) 919-3434. After hours, call (310)477-6565. Ruby Gonzales can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718, or by e-mail at [/TAG1] AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week When she said yes, he slipped her the note and showed the gun in his black bag. He got away with cash. He hit the Bank of America on Main Street in Alhambra the morning of Aug. 31. He walked up to a teller and put down a note which was also written on a bank slip. “The teller tried to take the note. He held onto it. He said, `Just read it,’ ‘ Arbuthnot said. He put his hand on the butt of a gun in his waistband and told the teller he wasn’t playing games. He left with the cash but was followed by a bank employee who saw him get in a car that took off. The bandit next appeared Sept. 26 at the Citizens Business Bank on Huntington Drive in San Marino. He told the teller it was a robbery, that he has a gun and will use it, Arbuthnot said. His latest robbery was Sept. 28 at the Bank of America on Huntington Drive in Duarte where he also walked up to a teller and demanded money. He doesn’t mind waiting in line as he writes a note demanding money and pulls his heists in a baseball cap. The FBI is asking for the public’s help in finding “The Baseball Bandit,’ who robbed four banks in the San Gabriel Valley within the past two months. The armed robber has hit Bank of America branches in Industry, Alhambra and Duarte plus the Citizens Business Bank in San Marino. No one has been injured in the robberies, which occurred mostly in the afternoons, according to FBI Special Agent Erik Arbuthnot. There is a getaway driver involved. The duo uses a white sedan. The man first struck at the Bank of America on Hacienda Boulevard in Industry on Aug. 18. He waited in line, wrote his note and when he approached the teller asked if she could read, Arbuthnot said. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Meet the global leaders heading WEF Africa 2016

first_img11 May 2016The 2016 World Economic Forum on Africa, taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 11 to 13 May, will bring together business, government and civil society leaders to discuss and agree on important issues facing the future of the continent, and the world.It aims to find ways to help the new digital economy drive radical structural transformation, strengthen public-private partnerships working on important challenges, and decide on actions to create shared prosperity across the continent.The gathering is headed by five co-chairs: African Development Bank President Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, Foundation for Community Development founder Graca Machel, McKinsey & Company global MD Dominic Barton, Agility CEO and board vice-chair Tarek Sultan Al Essa, and Tony O Elumelu, founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation.Akinwumi Ayodeji AdesinaPresident, African Development BankAkinwumi Ayodeji Adesina is an agricultural economist and specialist in African agriculture. His particular interests are the development of pro-poor agricultural policies, markets and institutions, the reduction of rural poverty, the management of large research and development operations, and the development of public-private partnerships to help African countries improve opportunities for poor.Adesina is a member of the MDG Advocacy Group, which works to boost support for the UN Millennium Development Goals. He is the immediate past president of the African Association of Agricultural Economists and a board member for the International Association of Agricultural Economists. He is also an author, and the recipient of the 2010 Borlaug CAST Communications Award.Graca MachelFounder, Foundation for Community DevelopmentFormer South African and Mozambican first lady Graca Machel is a renowned global advocate for the rights of women and children. A social and political activist for many decades, she serves in various capacities in several organisations. One of these is the Elders, a group of independent global leaders working together for peace and human rights, brought together in 2007 by her husband, Nelson Mandela.Machel also contributes to the Africa Progress Panel and, like Adesina, the MDG Advocates Panel. She has been named an eminent person in the GAVI Alliance, and works on the UN Foundation’s High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Machel chairs the board of the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes, and is chancellor of the University of Cape Town.Dominic BartonGlobal Managing Director, McKinsey & CompanyAn author of more than 80 articles and two books, Dominic Barton has worked at worldwide management consulting firm McKinsey & Company for 29 years. Before his appointment as global managing director he led the Korea office, and was chairman for the Asia region.Barton is an adjunct professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, a Rhodes Trustee and an honorary fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford. He is a member of a number of boards and committees, including the Canadian Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee on Public Service, the International Advisory Council for the Singapore Economic Development Board, and the China Development Bank’s Capital Group advisory board. He is an active participant in international forums including WEF Davos, the St Petersburg International Economic Forum and Asia Business Council.Tarek Sultan Al EssaChief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Board, AgilityTarek Sultan Al Essa has a BA in economics from Williams College and an MBA in finance from the University of Pennsylvania. He has served as the managing director of New York Associates, a Middle Eastern investment banking services provider, and as an associate at Southport Partners, a US-based corporate finance advisory firm specialising in technology. He has also worked on the Singapore Economic Development Board’s International Advisory Council, and on the executive board, EMEA, Wharton School.Tony O ElumeluFounder, the Tony Elumelu FoundationTony O Elumelu is a serial entrepreneur and a philanthropist. Born, raised and educated in Nigeria, Elumelu has been responsible for creating businesses across Africa, in sectors critical to the continent’s economic development.In 2010, he founded Heirs Holdings, an African investment holding company, with investments in financial services, power generation, oil and gas, agribusiness, real estate and hospitality. In the same year, he established the Tony Elumelu Foundation, an Africa-based and African-funded philanthropic organisation, dedicated to catalysing entrepreneurship across the region.Elumelu is chairman and founder of UBA Group Plc, one of the largest banks in Nigeria and a regional partner of the World Economic Forum. In addition, he chairs Transcorp Plc, Nigeria’s largest listed conglomerate. He is a member of the board of USAID’s Private Capital Group and of the National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria. Hi co-chairs the Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Global Food Security, and serves on the Global Advisory Council of the Wilson International Centre for reporter. Source: World Economic Forumlast_img read more

Legendary College Football Player Trashes Team’s Head Coach

first_imgMark Richt stares directly into the camera during a game.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – OCTOBER 08: Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt tries to calm the fans after throwing debris on the field during a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium on October 8, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Week 9 of the college football season kicked off earlier this week with a handful of Thursday and Friday night games. Among them was an ACC contest between two 5-2 programs.Boston College and Miami battled it out on Friday night for the right to become bowl eligible. The Eagles dominated the second half of the game defensively en route to a 27-14 win that put the program in contention for a solid bowl game.After the loss, Miami’s fans and former players took to Twitter to call out head coach Mark Richt. Among the former players was star defensive lineman Warren Sapp.Sapp took to Twitter to rip head coach Mark Richt after the loss. He was not happy.“It’s official!! The U is Dead Under Mark Richt!!!” Sapp wrote on Twitter.It’s official!! The U is Dead Under @MarkRicht !!!— Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) October 27, 2018Richt is just a season removed from having an undefeated Miami program at No. 3 in the country with a 10-0 record before losing their final two games of the regular season.Is it already time to move on from Richt?last_img read more

The 5 Things I Can’t Live Without: Will Leather Goods’s William Adler

first_img The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secrets William Adler started out as an actor, heading to L.A. after finishing a stint at the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago. Then the Screen Actors Guild went on strike in 1981 and Adler had to find an alternative way to support himself. He sold “Rainbow Belts” on the Venice Beach boardwalk. He eventually moved to Eugene, Oregon with his family in 1981 and began Will Leather Goods, the company he still helms today. The Manual recently caught up with Adler to ask him what are the five things that he can’t live without.ChapStick  “Probably sounds so simple, but I have so many of these all over the place. The constant plane travel can dry you, so water and lip moisture are essentials.”$2.94 at amazon.comLemon/Ginger Juice“I’m a big believer in natural/holistic health practices.  I’ve been doing this long before it became a diet. It’s a simple concoction of 2 lemons, a cop of water, some raw giger and a teaspoon of honey. Good for the liver and detoxing.”The Ginger People Ginger Soother, $12.39 at soap.comCashmere Beanie“I believe mine is Steven Alan. I have no hair  — no further explanation needed.”Cashmere Beanie, $98 at stevenalan.com25 Vitamins  “Per day. Work long hours and constantly flying through time zones, I have to make sure I am in optimal health at all times.  The mix of traditional, and non-traditional natural supplements makes all the difference.”Vitamins on Demand Men’s Health and Wellness Vitamin Pack, $22.49 at’s Aftershave“Solid grooming product.”Visit for more information Editors’ Recommendations SNL’s Kyle Mooney Never Had a Real Job and He’s Cool With That Kicking It With Timber Joey of the Portland Timbers Soccer Team 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer You Should Read Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard’s Guide to Life last_img read more

Government to Begin Accepting Bids for Casinos on June One

first_imgThe Government will begin accepting bids for the construction of integrated resorts under the recently-gazetted Casino Games Regulation 2012, as of June 1.Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, made the announcement during his opening presentation in the 2013/14 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives, on April 18.Dr. Phillips informed that the integrated resort developments, with casinos, will create at least five jobs per room.“Our law provides for a maximum of three such resorts with 2,000 new rooms each. This will, upon completion, translate into at least 30,000 new permanent jobs,” he stated.The period for receipt of requests and completed applications will be from June 1 to September 30, 2013.“I expect to be able to make orders declaring Approved Integrated Resort Developments by early (2014),” the Minister said. He pointed out that the Casino Gaming Commission has already received at least six serious expressions of interests.The Casino Gaming Act was passed by both the Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament in 2010.Dr. Phillips argued that approved integrated resort developments are the means by which the Government proposes to substantially grow the hotel sector with accompanying casinos, entertainment, banqueting and other facilities.He noted that the model which the government is using, is based on the one introduced by Singapore, which is inclusive of hotels, restaurants, and shopping and convention space, with casinos, and has led to a “phenomenal growth in tourism”.The Minister said that Singapore now earns more from its casino floors than Las Vegas, Nevada, in the United States.“Here in Jamaica, our Casino Gaming Act provides that the Minister may, by Order, declare an Integrated Resort Development to be an approved Integrated Resort Development,” he said.Local regulations also require that the integrated resort development, when completed, will comprise one or more hotels, providing in the aggregate at least 2,000 rooms. The law also excludes hotel rooms already in existence or under construction, prior to the making of an application for an Order.Additionally, each new integrated resort must have 2,000 new hotel rooms.By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Termination of Suezmax JVs Affects Euronav’s Profits

first_imgzoom Antwerp-based tanker owner and operator Euronav NV has recorded its first half of 2016 earnings at USD 153.7 million, against USD 173.2 million seen in the first half of 2015. Proportionate EBITDA for the same period was USD 298.6 million, compared to USD 316.1 million reached a year earlier.The decrease is mainly attributed to the termination of the joint ventures with Bretta Tanker Holdings, Inc. covering four Suezmax vessels on May 20, 2016, according to the company.Euronav assumed full ownership of the two youngest vessels, the Captain Michael (2012 – 157,648 dwt) and the Maria (2012 – 157,523 dwt) in early June. The company said that it has compensated Bretta Tanker Holdings, Inc. for the difference in value due to the younger age profile of the ships it took over as well as the voyages in progress and has paid the sum of USD 15.1 million upon closing the transaction.Toward the end of the quarter the anticipated seasonal adjustment in tanker market freight rates has been exacerbated by a combination of factors acting simultaneously to press freight rates lower, Euronav said, adding that these are “likely to persist through Q3.”“Notwithstanding short term headwinds Euronav anticipates a seasonal rate recovery into the winter supported by recent upgrades in anticipated crude demand (IEA)” and current disrupting market factors dissipating, Paddy Rodgers, CEO of Euronav, said.Rodgers added that medium and longer term prospects for the tanker market remain constructive, “underpinned by a solid recurring demand for crude, structural change in financing likely to constrain future vessel supply growth and a likely acceleration in the retirement of older ships from 2017 onward.”At the beginning of June Euronav entered into a commercial joint venture, called Suezmax Chartering, with Diamond S Shipping LLC and Frontline Ltd, with an aim to create a single point of contact for cargo owners to access a fleet of 43 modern Suezmax vessels, including newbuildings, operated on the spot market.last_img read more

PGS Develops Concept for Plastic Collection at Sea

first_imgzoom Marine geophysical company Petroleum Geo-Services is joining the fight against ocean pollution as it developed a concept for efficient, large-scale collection of plastic in the oceans. The company said that its plastic collection concept consists of a seismic vessel and a support vessel towing booms, in a fan formation, which are connected to a processing unit at the end of the spread.Namely, the large onboard compressors, which usually supply the seismic source, would be used to pump air through a ventilated hose, towed at some 50 meters water depth between the seismic ship and the support vessel. The air bubbles would attach to the submerged plastic which would then rise to the sea surface.PGS informed that the processing unit at the end of the collection spread would separate organic materials from plastic. The latter would be compressed and packaged into super-strong synthetic skins. Once full, each skin section would be marked by GPS and AIS to be collected and towed to a processing facility for recycling.“There are well-known garbage geysers in different oceans of the world and our plastic collection concept is intended to take advantage of the currents in these systems and collect plastic before it eventually sinks to the seabed,” Jon Erik Reinhardsen, President & CEO of PGS, said.PGS said that its four cold-stacked Ramform seismic vessels would be used for plastic collection, adding that the company is seeking external funding for a pilot test of the system.last_img read more