Rain doesn’t dampen spirits as Pope Francis visits Knock Shrine

first_imgPope Francis and 45,000 pilgrims fell silent in prayer at Knock Shrine as the rain persisted through the Papal Visit this morning. The pontiff visited the Marian Shrine at Knock today to greet tens of thousands of followers on his second day of World Meeting of Families events in Ireland.Popemobile travels through the estate of Knock Shrine #popeinireland pic.twitter.com/yr3kYhqXv0— RTÉ News (@rtenews) August 26, 2018 Pope Francis waved to the cheering rain-soaked crowds from his Popemobile before arriving at the Apparition Chapel to lead a silent prayer in front of the statue of Our Lady for all victims of abuse.The pontiff said he had “presented to her in particular all the victims of abuse of whatever kind committed by members of the Church in Ireland.”“None of us can fail to be moved by the stories of young people who suffered abuse, were robbed of their innocence and left scarred, distanced from their mothers, abandoned and left with painful memories.“This open wound challenges us to be firm and decisive in the pursuit of truth and justice,” Pope Francis said. The Pope also led the crowd in a recital of the Angelus. He then returned to Ireland West Airport Knock to travel back to Dublin for the Papal Mass in Phoenix Park.Half a million people are expected to attend the open air mass in Dublin this afternoon – marking the largest event of the weekend.Rain doesn’t dampen spirits as Pope Francis visits Knock Shrine was last modified: August 26th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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

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Pop-Up Disney! To End This September at Downtown Disney in Disneyland

first_imgShare This!If you haven’t visiting the Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration experience, you’ll only have through Labor Day, September 2, to be able to do it. The Downtown Disney District exhibit is a social media lover’s dream. Guests have been able to can step inside nine different imaginatively themed rooms where multi-dimensional art and vibrant, visual displays salute Disney’s most recognizable icon.Want to know what some of the rooms have in store for Guests? In the Mickey at Disneyland room, Guests can share how much Mickey means to the Disneyland Resort, even getting a photo inside an 8-foot-tall Mickey balloon. In the Mickey Around the World room, you can see how Mickey is loved in different countries. The Forever Mickey Room allows Guests to reflect on what Mickey means to them thanks to a mirrored hallway. Finally, in the most social media move ever, you’ll also want to get your photo taken with the large polka dot bow sofa couch.The cost is $30 Monday to Thursday before 4 p.m. and $38 on evenings (after 4:00 p.m.) and weekends. The full experience takes approximately 1.5 hoursBook your reservation to visit the Pop-Up Disney experience here before your time runs out!last_img read more

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The summer classic: Marshfield hosts Small Town Baseball World Series

first_imgFor Hub City TimesMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is welcoming 26 teams for the Third Annual Small Town Baseball World Series this weekend. Teams are traveling from seven different Midwest states. A few are from Wisconsin as well.Most teams are staying overnight at local hotels, which are sold out for the weekend. The CVB works closely with Small Town Baseball and area hotels to help plan and run this event in Marshfield.Marshfield is fresh off hosting 32 teams for the Small Town Baseball Wisconsin State Championships in June that sold out hotels, and it was a record year for visitors. The tournament had an estimated economic impact of $250,000 on the community.The World Series games will be hosted at the Steve J. Miller Park fields in Marshfield with games starting at 8 a.m. July 15 and running through the evening on July 17, featuring entertainment and food as well. The public is welcome, and admission is free.For more information visit smalltownbaseball.com.last_img read more

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The Increasing Demand for Flexible Work Arrangements

first_imgWorkplace learning, customized workflex, mentorship, a positive work culture, and employee-based innovation are just a few of the exciting workforce trends becoming a reality for employees.  Learn more about the 2018 When Work Works (WWW) Award winners here. When I attended a meeting recently at an offsite location, the office suite was an aesthetic experience in itself. I was lucky to get a quick office tour after the meeting ended and I couldn’t help but appreciate everything I saw— from the wall art to the spacious kitchen area, the plants, the workstations, and the scenic views from the large conference rooms. In one word, it was spectacular! However, I noticed that the office was almost empty. Out of curiosity, I asked where everyone was, and I learned that most of the employees either telecommute or have customized work hours.One of the HR predictions of workplace changes for 2018 was an increased demand for flexible work arrangements. The 2018 Mercer Global Talent Trends study identified five top talent trends: Change at Speed, Working with Purpose, Permanent Flexibility, Platform for Talent, and Digital from the Inside Out.Mercer’s survey involved over 5,000 employees, 1,800 HR professionals, 800 business executives and 50 board directors from 44 countries and 21 industries. Based on this study, 51 percent of all employees want their companies to offer more flexible work options. Employees want work arrangements that give them control over their personal and professional lives.In my experience, I know that executives raise concerns about the empty offices we find these days. However, I have also learned that the increased demand for flexible work options is causing business leaders to shift their focus from where, how, or when work is done to a focus on performance and output.With this shift to work flexibility, HR professionals are undoubtedly tasked with the responsibility of implementing or redesigning policies that support flexible work arrangements for employees, are equitable, and ensure that performance goals are met.What are you doing to provide more flexibility for your employees? Please join me on December 12 at 3:00 p.m. ET for a #Nextchat on creating an award-winning workflex program for your organization.  Stay tuned to the SHRM blog for the preview!last_img read more

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Ajun Melecio sets record straight: ‘I am not leaving DLSU’

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAljun Melecio isn’t going anywhere.The explosive guard assured the La Salle community that he will stick with the team.ADVERTISEMENT “I am not leaving DLSU. The tiger emojis tweet had no meaning behind it,” Melecio, the UAAP Season 79 Rookie of the Year, posted.Melecio caused confusion over social media after tweeting tiger emojis Wednesday morning. He has since deleted the tweet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingReports said Aldin Ayo, who is transferring from La Salle to University of Santo Tomas, is looking to bring some of his players to España.READ: Aldin Ayo leaves La Salle for UST LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Harrell, Williams key Clippers bench in rout of Kings Melecio, though, quickly ended speculations on Twitter.“I wish Coach Aldin all the best, but I love La Salle and I love being a Green Archer,” said Melecio, a former UAAP juniors MVP.Melecio’s pronouncement is a welcome news for the Green Archers following Ayo’s departure and two-time UAAP MVP Ben Mbala, who opted to turn pro in Mexico.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

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Holder Petra Kvitova knocked out of Wimbledon

first_imgA woman who once fumed she “needed a helicopter” to go on a Wimbledon court she called a “parking lot” could not have been happier with her surroundings on Saturday as Jelena Jankovic sent holder Petra Kvitova spinning out.A tournament still reeling from the second-round exit of Rafa Nadal 48 hours earlier, and the near-exit of Serena Williams 24 hours ago, suffered its biggest shock of this year’s championships as Jankovic emerged from the tennis wilderness to deliver the most unexpected of knockout punches.The Serbian, who had fallen in the opening round at three of the four previous grand slams, announced her return to the big stage with a heart-stopping 3-6 7-5 6-4 third-round victory over the second-seeded Czech that left Centre Court buzzing.”Oh my God! I am overwhelmed and so excited. My heart is still pumping,” said the 28th seed whose reign as world number one in 2008 feels like a lifetime ago.”I have played so poorly the last couple of years and playing on Centre Court against the defending champion was unbelievable. The crowd was really great.”Playing on grass is so difficult for me, it does not come naturally. I’m glad I was able to win against a two-time Wimbledon champion. It was amazing.”While Jankovic was rolling on to her back in delight, and showed her appreciation to the crowd by shaping a heart with her fingers, the men’s favourites made serene progress.HAIR-RAISING MOMENTA 147 mph howitzer that whistled past Roger Federer’s ears provided one of the few hair-raising moments in the men’s draw when grand slam champions old and new safely planted themselves into the second week of the championships.advertisementSam Groth bombarded Federer’s half of the court with 21 aces, and one missile clocked a fraction short of Taylor Dent’s 2010 Wimbledon record of 148 mph, but it takes more than a “freaky serve” to flatten a seven-times Wimbledon champion.In fact the Australian did not even come close to earning a break point as Federer eased into week two for the 12th time in 13 years with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-2 third-round victory.”I’ve played three matches now, no breaks faced, it’s great,” summed up the 17-times grand slam champion.Andy Murray also dropped his first set at this year’s event and needed on-court treatment for a sore shoulder before advancing to a fourth round showdown with big-serving Ivo Karlovic with a 6-2, 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 win.Joining them in the fourth round was the newest member of the grand slam club, US Open champion Marin Cilic. But, unlike Federer, the Croatian ninth seed had to face loads of breaks as he survived his second successive five-set thriller at Wimbledon.A match between two missile-serving giants had the potential to go on and on, but luckily for Cilic he only needed 15 minutes and two games on Saturday to complete a 7-6(4), 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-7(4), 12-10 win over John Isner that was suspended at 10-10 on Friday.A contest that had featured 437 points, 159 winners and 72 aces, ended tamely with an Isner double fault after four hours 31 minutes.”It sucks,” summed up the American loser.DANCING DREADLOCKSDustin Brown and his waist-length dancing dreadlocks also took their final bow at Wimbledon as Nadal’s conqueror was beaten 6-4, 7-6(3), 4-6,6-3 by Serbia’s Viktor Troicki.Karlovic hurled down 41 aces in a 7-6(3), 4-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(9) win over French 13th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.However, it was Kvitova’s sensational demise that appeared to flummox everyone, including the 2014 champion.”I’m not really sure what happened out there,” said the left-hander.No one saw the defeat coming after Kvitova had whipped her first two opponents for the loss of just three games in total.But Jankovic produced the kind of shots not seen from her racket since she ruled tennis all those years ago and stormed back from a set and 4-2 down to pull off the most improbable of victories when Kvitova whacked a backhand into the net.It was little wonder that a woman who was left angry seven years ago when as the second seed she was forced to play on Court 18 could not stop grinning on Saturday.”I cannot stop smiling. It’s a really big win for me, especially playing on Centre Court,” she said.”I just beat a defending champion. It’s unbelievable.”last_img read more

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TCI Government to build milliondollar Fire Hall

first_img Related Items:#FireHall, #magneticmedianews, #SandBarFire Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppHome Affairs Minister Vaden Delroy Williams has said that government will soon begin work on a million-dollar Fire Hall in Providenciales. Williams made the announcement in response to the recent fire which destroyed the popular Sand Bar & Restaurant this past weekend in Grand Turk. The fire is the second major fire in the past ten weeks. Williams added that a similar facility will be proposed in the next budget cycle for Grand Turk. The Providenciales Fire Hall will cost an estimated $1.6 million to construct.The TCI government is thankful there was no loss of life or injury in the Sand Bar fire, said Williams, who encouraged individuals and businesses to use the resources of the Fire Department. He advised all citizens to conduct regular fire safety and prevention audits.#MagneticMediaNews#SandBarFire#FireHall Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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25yearold Woman Dies In Car Accident in Blue Hills

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 28, 2017 – Providenciales – At around 8:45 AM on June 28, a road traffic collision occurred on the Millennium Highway Road in Blue Hills Providenciales. The collision involved two vehicles, a silver Honda Accord Car and an Isuzu Flatbed Truck.As a result of the collision, the driver, a 25-year-old female, received fatal injuries. She has been named as Idette Pierre. Two people travelling in the Isuzu Flatbed Truck received injuries and received medical attention.Traffic Officers from the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are investigating the circumstances of the collision and are asking witnesses to contact the investigating officers on 941 3327.Acting Commissioner of Police Trevor Botting said ‘This is a serious collision which has sadly resulted in the death of Idette Pierre. The thoughts and prayers of the RT&CIPF go out to the family and friends of Idette. My officers will be working hard to establish the cause of the collision and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact my officers as soon as possible.’Press Release from RTCIPF#magneticmedianews Related Items:#fatalaccidentinbluehills, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Siemens to lay off 6900 employees worldwide faces the wrath of German

first_imgGerman firm Siemens set to cut 6,900 jobs globallyReutersThe year 2017 was marked by numerous layoffs worldwide spread across several sectors, and just when we thought that the season of job cuts was finally over, here comes another one. German manufacturing conglomerate Siemens on Thursday, November 16, announced that it was set to cut 6,900 jobs globally, which is about 2 percent of its total workforce.The move is mostly going to affect employees in its power and gas division, which has been seeing a slowdown due to the competition posed by the renewable power market.”The power generation industry is experiencing disruption of unprecedented scope and speed,” Reuters quoted Siemens management board member Lisa Davis as saying. “With their innovative strength and rapidly expanding generation capacity, renewables are putting other forms of power generation under increasing pressure.With this, Siemens is likely to cut 6,100 jobs in the power and gas division, which makes most of its revenue by supplying turbines to companies that generate power from oil and gas. The firm also said that about half of these job cuts will in the Germany and also did not rule out forced layoffs. A few job cuts are also said to be in the US.A few divisions of Siemens have been witnessing quite a slowdown and the firm’s Process Industries and Drives had a profit margin of just 2.9 percent last quarter. Siemens Chief Human Resources Officer Janina KugelReuters”The cuts are necessary to ensure that our expertise in power-plant technology, generators and large electrical motors stays competitive over the long term. That’s the goal behind the measures we’re taking,” CNBC quoted Janina Kugel, Siemens’ chief human resources officer, as saying.After the news of the mass layoff broke, IG Metall, Germany’s largest trade union, slammed the firm and said that it was extremely slow when it came to dealing with the crisis in the power sector. “Job cuts of this magnitude are totally unacceptable given the company is in an outstanding overall position,” IG Metall board member Juergen Kerner said.German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries also noted that Siemens’ employees are now concerned about the reports and their future and that the firm must work with them and the trade union to find a fair solution.Meanwhile, the German firm has said that even though there is a slowdown in some divisions, it expects the hiring pattern to remain stable now as well as 2018 and also noted that it will try and adjust the laid-off workers in its 3,200 vacant posts.last_img read more

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Trump blocks release of Democratic memo on Russia probe

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 6 February 2018 US President Donald Trump attends a roundtable discussion on the MS-13 gang in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC. AFPPresident Donald Trump is refusing to declassify a high-profile memo written by Democratic lawmakers about the Russia probe.In a letter to the chair of the House Intelligence Committee Friday, White House counsel Don McGahn says the memo “contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages.”The Democrats’ memo aimed to counter a Republican-drafted one the president declassified and released.However, portions of the memo “would create especially significant concerns for the national security and law enforcement interests,” McGahn wrote.FBI chief Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in a separate letter indicated that releasing this material would present concerns for the “protection of intelligence sources and methods, ongoing investigations and other similarly sensitive information.”House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Trump’s move to block the memo a “stunningly brazen attempt to cover up the truth about the Trump-Russia scandal from the American people.””The president’s decision to block the Democratic memo from release is part of a dangerous and desperate pattern of cover-up on the part of the president,” she said in a statement.”Clearly, the president has something to hide.”The previously released Republican text alleges anti-Trump bias in the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election that brought Trump to power.The Justice Department and the FBI had also warned against releasing the Republican memo, saying it could jeopardise US intelligence collection methods. Trump authorised its release anyway.Democrats on the intelligence committee complained the Republicans’ four-page memo cherry-picked facts and explained events out of context and was thus not accurate.They joined other Trump administration critics in calling the release of the Republican document an effort to undermine the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.In his letter, McGahn said Trump has instructed Justice Department officials to be available to help the intelligence committee revise the Democratic memo, if it so wishes, so as to “mitigate the risks.””The executive branch stands ready to review any subsequent draft of the February 5th memorandum for declassification at the earliest opportunity.”President Donald Trump is refusing to declassify a high-profile memo written by Democratic lawmakers about the Russia probe.In a letter to the chair of the House Intelligence Committee Friday, White House counsel Don McGahn says the memo “contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages.”last_img read more

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