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BLUES DROP SEASON OPENER AT QUEEN’S

first_imgStory Links For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version UP NEXT: The Blues return home next Saturday, September 14 as they host the Waterloo Warriors at Varsity Stadium. Game time is set for 1 p.m. Fourth-year veteran Faiyaz Lokhandwala scored Toronto’s lone try of the game in the 20th minute of the match. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s rugby team fell 89-5 to the Queen’s Gaels in their 2019 season opener on Saturday, September 7 in Kingston, Ont.last_img read more

Procurement Commission called to investigate scandal

first_imgSussex Street drug bondThe Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has for the second time approached the Public Procurement Commission (PPC), this time calling for an investigation into a contract inked between the Public Health Ministry and a known financier of the coalition Administration for the use of a Sussex Street, Albouystown house as a storage bond for drugs and medical supplies.The formal request was made by former Minister within the Finance Ministry, Juan Edghill, who on Monday wrote to PPC Chairperson Carol Corbin, indicating that the political Opposition was demanding “a definitive pronouncement specifically addressing if this award was done in a fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective manner according to our procurement laws.”The Sussex Street, Albouystown house that was used as a storage bond for drugs and medical suppliesThe former Government Minister wants the Procurement Commission to investigate specifically how a contract for a bond for the storage of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies was sole-sourced from an entity that did not own and/or operate such a facility and further “how was the company’s primary director, Larry Singh, made aware that a drug bond was needed”.Given the argument presented by the Health Ministry in defence of the contract –Edghill is also looking to ascertain “who made the decision to sole source and under what circumstances; what was the emergency referred to by the Minister”; and how Linden Holdings Inc was engaged to ink a contract.Among the other concerns listed in the request for an investigation, the Member of Parliament is questioning why the contract stipulated rental of “office space” and not rental of a pharmaceutical bond and whether the price was fair in terms of market value for similar facilities.A Cabinet Sub-Committee investigation had recommended the contract be re-negotiated since there were other facilities which could provide the service at a cheaper cost.The Member of Parliament, in his list of queries to the PPC Chairperson, also questioned whether taxpayers were in fact receiving value for money on the $14.5 million monthly arrangement.The Public Health Ministry had also indicated that the facility adhered to World Health Organisation/Pan American Health Organisation (WHO/PAHO) standards for facilities used for the storage of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies; as such, compliance has been listed among the concerns.Edghill is also asking the Procurement Commission to investigate what breaches took place in the procurement process and to identify any recommendations for remedial action and preventative measures for its re-occurrence.On August 23, 2016, an unsigned copy of the contract was released to the public which illustrated that the rental contract was, in fact, for “office space” and not a bond for the storage of pharmaceuticals.Edghill recalled that the issue with the Sussex Street bond facility came up for the first time in the National Assembly on August 8, 2016 when the Committee of Supply examined the supplementary provisions requested by the Government for money for several State agencies and projects.After multiple questions were asked and concerns raised in mid-August 2016, Minister Raphael Trotman, according to reports from the Department of Public Information, disclosed that a sub-committee was appointed by President David Granger and comprised himself as the Chairman, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. The committee, after a review, recommended that the contract be renegotiated.During the debate on the 2017 Budget in December 2016, a parliamentary delegation accompanied by the media visited the bond and found condoms, lubricants and some unused refrigerators, but no pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.With no further action by the Government, on January 16, 2017, following the news of Minister Volda Lawrence taking responsibility of the Public Health Ministry, the PPP/C repeated its call for the ‘drug bond’ contract to be rescinded.To date, the Ministry continues to rent the Sussex Street facility.last_img read more

City women’s star sorry for Van Gaal photo

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, April 14- Manchester City women’s player Toni Duggan has issued an apology after being photographed with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal following his side’s victory in the Manchester derby.England international Duggan, 23, posted a picture on Instagram of herself alongside Van Gaal at a restaurant shortly after United’s 4-2 defeat of City in the Premier League on Sunday. But following criticism from City fans she removed the post and has now apologised for her actions on Facebook.“I would like to apologise to all MCFC fans for the error of judgement I made last night (Sunday),” wrote Duggan, who hails from Liverpool.“I now appreciate the significance of my actions and can assure everyone connected with Manchester City that I am proud to represent the club and wear the shirt.”Duggan bumped into Van Gaal at a Manchester restaurant while celebrating her side’s 3-1 win over Birmingham City Ladies in the FA Women’s Cup quarter-finals.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

WATCH: Wayne Rooney rolls back the years with WONDER strike against Fenerbahce

first_imgWayne Rooney is supposed to be entering the twilight period of his career.But the Manchester United striker rolled back the years when he scored a screamer from 30-yards against Fenerbahce in the Europa League.The Red Devils lost 2-1 on the night to see their qualification hopes take a significant dent.And Rooney was largely ineffective against the Turkish giants before deciding to show that he can actually still kick a football – scoring a screamer his 2008 former self would have been pleased with.Rooney’s technique saw the ball arrow straight into top left corner of the net.Watch the England captain’s wonder strike above…last_img read more

Shopping advice: Beware

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’ Look for items that are on sale, have a rebate, and that you have a coupon for. If you want to catch “door buster” specials, get there super-early because the better ones sell out quickly. Look for Black Friday specials on retailers’ Web sites. For higher-price gifts, ask if the item is going on sale soon. Often they’ll give you the lower price. If you see something you like that is not on sale, watch for discounts later in the season. With so many sales and discounted items on Black Friday, be careful not to fall into the mind-set that everything is a steal. In other words, beware of the nondeal. “Just because something is advertised as discounted or on sale doesn’t mean it’s a good deal, even on Black Friday,” said Edgar Dworsky, a former Massachusetts assistant attorney general and founder of the consumer Web site www.consumerworld.org. “You have to do homework to make sure.” If you have a spending limit or thrive on getting a deal, here are tips from Dworsky and the National Retail Federation on how to get the best price: Use the Internet to check how much an item is selling for at various retailers. If an item you recently purchased goes on sale soon after you bought it, take your receipt to the store and ask the retailers to honor the sale price.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

No Van Dijk, Lovren or Gomez – How Liverpool may line up against Bayern Munich

first_imgBut if Klopp doesn’t see Alexander-Arnold as fit enough to play – very unlikely given the 20-year-old made a cameo appearance against Bournemouth – Milner could come in at right-back.Henderson and Wijnaldum could then play in the holding midfield roles while the in-form Keita could join the front three in a bid to blow Bayern away at Anfield – an approach that is definitely worth taking considering Liverpool’s defensive frailties for this game.However, it’s doubtful Klopp will take any more risks in defence as Liverpool’s resources at the back are somewhat depleted for this game. 5 MONEY 5 Bayern do not possess the same aura they did under Jupp Heynckes and Pep Guardiola but Liverpool’s recent draws against Leicester and West Ham will encourage Niko Kovac to believe the Reds can be got at.Liverpool also face a potential defensive crisis for the first leg as Dejan Lovren was made a doubt for the Anfield game with a hamstring injury alongside Joe Gomez, who is still recovering from a fractured leg.They will also be without Virgil van Dijk in the first leg as he is suspended, making Joel Matip the only out-and-out centre-back at Klopp’s disposal. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Klopp will be determined to get one over Bayern, who were his main rivals when he managed Borussia Dortmund REVEALED Klopp’s most likely line-up for Tuesday night’s game Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS BEST OF Neither Van Dijk nor Gomez will play in the Anfield game Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Liverpool are back in action in the Champions League when they take on Bayern Munich next Tuesday in their round of 16 tie.When the draw was made in December, Jurgen Klopp’s men were considered favourites to go through but a lot can change in two months. getty center_img ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 5 Liverpool’s possible line-up if Alexander-Arnold isn’t considered fit enough to start 5 So how might the Premier League side line up for the game at home to Bayern?talkSPORT.com has taken a look at the different starting teams Klopp could go for when the Bundesliga giants come to town. no dice The midfield trio of Henderson, Milner and Wijnaldum worked very well when Liverpool beat PSG at Anfield 5 However, if Klopp wants to give more protection to the defence, this line-up could be something to consider.Henderson and Milner are slightly more defensively minded and Wijnaldum isn’t as attacking as Keita, which could give Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane more freedom to wreak havoc on the Bayern defence.The trio of Henderson, Milner and Wijnaldum worked well together when Liverpool beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 in the group stages with the Ligue 1 leaders being completely overwhelmed by Liverpool’s high press and the sheer work rate of the trio. It seems likely Fabinho will have to step in at centre-back as a result of the injuries and suspensions.The Brazilian played there alongside Van Dijk during Liverpool’s 1-0 victory at Brighton in January, however, without the Dutchman and against much better opposition in Bayern, this will be a completely different ball game.The Reds could be set to welcome back Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson, who were on the bench during the 3-0 win over Bournemouth last weekend.Meanwhile, Naby Keita has been slowly improving in Liverpool colours and has experience against German opposition, having been at RB Leipzig before moving to Anfield so he could join the front three in their attacks. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card last_img read more

INDOT busy with snowy roads

first_imgRiggs says the rate of snowfall and high traffic made the Thursday morning rush hour a challenge for crews that were trying to clear the roads.He says they were stunned by the timing of snow which came just in time for rush hour. Indianapolis Department of Public Works Spokesperson Lesley Gordon also says the timing of the snow made plowing a challenge. Gordon urges motorists to drive carefully and be patient. INDOT says snow plows will be busy all day today. Spokesman Nathan Riggs says they‘ve got a “full call out” on staffers. Riggs says there are 740 trucks out working on interstates and U.S. routes across the state.He says about 170 of those are in East-Central Indiana with 68 in the Indianapolis area.last_img read more

Picture special: Community Inclusion Hub is officially opened in Letterkenny

first_imgThe Community Inclusion Hub on the Kilmacrennan Road, Letterkenny was officially opened by Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath on Wednesday.  The Hub is part of the HSE Donegal Community Inclusion Training Services. The service has transitioned from a Community Workshop model to a person centred approach to day service provision for people with disabilitiesPerforming the official opening Minister McGrath stated ‘I am delighted to be here today to open this Hub.  In order to have meaningful community inclusion for people with disabilities, the community must be included in the process and educated around disability.  This is part of the purpose of the Hub.  This Hub will empower service users with the necessary skills to live full and meaningful lives as equal citizens of their local communities.’ The Hub serves as a meeting point for service users, a place of planning and preparation for the events of the day ahead.  Programmes and activities are no longer delivered within the confines of the building.  Support is provided for service users to get to know people in their community, to live and work in the community, to access local services and facilities, and to contribute to community life and community associations.This service mobilises a range of community supports so that service users have the widest choice and options about how they live their lives and spend their time.The Hub was completed in 2016, following a capital investment of €930,000 to refurbish the building. €780,000 was spent on the internal upgrade/reconfiguration and €150,000 was spent on external fabric upgrades including new roof and increased insulation and replacement of heating systems.A core group of 52 Service Users use the Hub on a daily basis; 25 of these have a base in the HUB, from which they access various programmes and activities in the Community. A further 27 service users from Community Inclusion Services,  Ballyraine come to the Hub to avail of classes and recreational activities.  A number of community groups also avail of the Hub including the North West Alcohol Forum, and other disability groups and HSE groups such as the Early Intervention Team.  Community and disability awareness events for businesses, families and professionals are also provided.Meliosa McDevitt, Service User spoke regarding her experience of the Hub ‘Some of my personal goals are health and fitness related.  I have so far taken part in a 5k, the North West 10k and a Mud Run.  I organised a Mad Hatters Tea Party fundraising event with the support of my friends in the CI Hub. I am also trying new activities, classes and experiences and trying to increase my independence.’Brendan Hone, HSE Donegal Training Services Manager said: ‘This is an exciting time for Community Inclusion Training Services in Donegal. The Hub is more than a refurbished building. It is a gateway to the community.“It is a modern service that can respond to diverse individual needs.  We do this through our person centred training programmes, individually tailored support plans and events to raise awareness in the local community. We are extremely proud of the changes we have made to date, which would not have been possible without the support of our dedicated team of staff, our service users and their families.”Lisa McDaid, Modernise Service Manager, Seamus Gibson, Vicki McGill and Terry McDermott show the facilites to Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath at the official opening of Community Inclusion Hub Kilmacrennan rd., Letterkenny by Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath. The Hub is part of the HSE Donegal Community Inclusion Training Services. The service has transitioned from a Community Workshop model to a person centred approach to day service provision for people with disabilities. Photo Clive WassonGuests at the official opening of Community Inclusion Hub Kilmacrennan rd., Letterkenny by Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath. The Hub is part of the HSE Donegal Community Inclusion Training Services. The service has transitioned from a Community Workshop model to a person centred approach to day service provision for people with disabilities. Photo Clive WassonMinister for Disabilities Finian McGrath speakin at the official opening of Community Inclusion Hub Kilmacrennan rd., Letterkenny. The Hub is part of the HSE Donegal Community Inclusion Training Services. The service has transitioned from a Community Workshop model to a person centred approach to day service provision for people with disabilities. Photo Clive WassonMartin Mullin, Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath, Vicki McGill, Lisa McDaid, Modernise Service Manager and Brendan Hone, HSE Donegal Training Services Manager at the official opening of Community Inclusion Hub Kilmacrennan rd., Letterkenny by Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath. The Hub is part of the HSE Donegal Community Inclusion Training Services. The service has transitioned from a Community Workshop model to a person centred approach to day service provision for people with disabilities. Photo Clive WassonMC, Martin Mullen gets a hight five from Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath at the official opening of Community Inclusion Hub Kilmacrennan rd., Letterkenny by Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath. The Hub is part of the HSE Donegal Community Inclusion Training Services. The service has transitioned from a Community Workshop model to a person centred approach to day service provision for people with disabilities. Photo Clive WassonAt the official opening of Community Inclusion Hub Kilmacrennan rd., Letterkenny by Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath. The Hub is part of the HSE Donegal Community Inclusion Training Services. The service has transitioned from a Community Workshop model to a person centred approach to day service provision for people with disabilities. Pictured with the Minister Finian TD are service users and seated from left are Brendan Hone, HSE Donegal Training Services Manager, Calum Nugent, Minsiter Finain McGrath, Martin Mullen, MC and Lisa McDaid, Modernise Service Manager. Photo Clive WassonStaff from the Community Includion Hub at the official opening of Community Inclusion Hub Kilmacrennan rd., Letterkenny by Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath. The Hub is part of the HSE Donegal Community Inclusion Training Services. The service has transitioned from a Community Workshop model to a person centred approach to day service provision for people with disabilities. Photo Clive WassonPicture special: Community Inclusion Hub is officially opened in Letterkenny was last modified: March 31st, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

South Africa, Syria aim to do business

first_img25 October 2010 Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe concluded a two-day working visit to Syria last week, saying the two countries were working towards removing all remaining obstacles to increased trade and investment between them. Motlanthe’s visit, which ended on Friday was aimed at strengthening existing relations between the two countries, and creating an enabling environment for increased trade and investment between the two states. The trip, which coincided with that of a group from the Elders – formed by Nelson Mandela in 2007 – was also Pretoria’s effort to contribute to the resolution of the decades-old Palestine-Israel crisis. The visit saw the signing of two cooperation agreements. Motlanthe’s spokesman, Thabo Masebe, said the agreements would enable businesses from South Africa and Syria to take advantage of the excellent diplomatic relations between the two countries to strengthen business ties and increase economic activity. “South Africa and Syria will explore cooperation in the areas of education, information and communication technology, science and technology, agriculture and forestry, financial services and construction,” Masebe said. A South Africa-Syria Business Forum was also established to create a platform for business people from both countries to work together on projects. South Africa and Syria are now working on key outstanding agreements, including agreements for the protection of investments and the avoidance of double taxation. This will protect South African businesses wishing to invest in the Syrian economy. A business council will also be formed. During the visit, Motlanthe met with representatives of Palestinian political organisations, where he received a briefing on the ongoing Palestinian struggle for self-determination. He offered South Africa’s continued support for the Palestinian people in their quest for self-determination. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Social Networking Profiles as Billboards with SocialVibe

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts josh catone 1 SocialVibe is an online popularity contest that turns corporate advertising into money for charity. Users compete for status and prizes by shilling for their favorite brands, while a cut of the proceeds goes to a charity of their choice. The more popular you are on social networks or elsewhere on the web (for example, if you author a popular blog) the more money you can raise for charity and the more chances you can earn to win prizes.SocialVibe, whose parent company West Hollywood, CA-based Archetype Media raise $4.12 million from Redpoint Ventures in February, offers users a flash-based widget that they can embed anywhere that accepts flash widgets. Specifically, the company encourages users to embed them on Facebook and MySpace. The widget displays brand advertising (for brands like Coca-Cola, Nike, Sprint, or E*Trade) via logo art designed with the social networking set in mind or flash video.In exchange for displaying the ads on their social networking profiles, users are rewarded with points. The more views or the longer an advertising badge stays up on a site, the more points users earn. Some sponsors also offer prizes for anyone who displays their ad widget. While users are earning points and prize drawing entries, a charity of their choice is earning cash. It sounds like a good deal for everyone involved, and it seems to be working pretty well — most charities on the site have raised at least a couple of thousand dollars, and will continue to be able to do so as long as SocialVibe can demonstrate a good ROI for advertisers. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos From Facebook: “You understand that except for advertising programs offered by us on the Site (e.g., Facebook Flyers, Facebook Marketplace), the Service and the Site are available for your personal, non-commercial use only.“From MySpace: “Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to, Content that, in the sole discretion of MySpace … involves commercial activities and/or sales without prior written consent from MySpace such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes.“Because SocialVibe’s business model relies almost exclusively on the ability for its ad widgets to be spread virally across social networks, acceptance by those networks will be crucial to its success or failure. Tags:#advertising#Product Reviews#social networks#web While there’s something a little odd about a site that lets you endorse Nike while simultaneously raising money to fight child labor, there is a more pressing concern. SocialVibe specifically encourages users to put its advertising widgets on MySpace and Facebook, but both companies prohibit that sort of use by users in their terms of service.last_img read more

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