Official Mousa Dembele leaves Spurs for Guangzhou RF

first_imgTottenham have confirmed that they’ve agreed to sell Mousa Dembele to Chinese club Guangzhou R&FThe Belgium international has only made seven starts in 10 Premier League appearances this season for Spurs due to the strong competition and his own fitness problems.Dembele has been sidelined since injuring his ankle against Wolves at the beginning of November and was expected to leave Spurs this month due to being out contract this summer.Now London-based club have decided to cash in on Dembele before it’s too late with Chinese Super League side Guangzhou being his preferred destination, despite interest from Beijing Sinobo.“I’ve always had a good experience here,” Dembele told SpursTV.“I go away with an unbelievable feeling and with a certain love for the club. The club is part of my family now.”Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.Dembele managed 10 goals and 12 assists in 249 appearances for Spurs in all competitions after joining from Fulham in 2012.”The Club is part of my family now.”🗣️ We caught up with @mousadembele for a nostalgic look back at his six-and-a-half year career at Spurs. 💙 pic.twitter.com/uCt7VIXE8V— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 17, 2019last_img read more

Dunleavy Requests Federal Assistance For Earthquake Relief

first_imgThe declaration would authorize a full suite of federal assistance for the State of Alaska as a result of the major earthquake that occurred on November 30, 2018. Governor Dunleavy: “The November 30th earthquake caused significant damage – shuttered schools, destroyed homes, displaced hundreds of Alaskans – and we have determined that effective recovery efforts are beyond the capabilities of the State and affected local governments. In an effort to ensure Alaskans have every opportunity to recover, we have formally requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration under the federal Stafford Act, which opens the door to an assortment of federal assistance programs to get Alaska back up on its feet faster.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Mike Dunleavy in a press conference yesterday made the announcement that he is requesting a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration. During the conference Governor Dunleavy said it’s unclear whether the federal government’s partial shutdown will affect how soon the state gets a response to the request.center_img Initial damage assessments and costs for needs such as temporary housing were around $100 million, according to figures provided by the state. The Presidential Major Disaster Declaration request can be found here.last_img read more

Will US News Weekly Work

first_imgU.S. News & World Report—having lost its status as a newsweekly in print—has launched a weekly digital magazine called U.S. News Weekly.”I don’t think the newsweekly concept’s outdated,” editor Brian Kelly told Portfolio. “I think it’s the delivery method that’s outdated.”But it remains to be seen if the concept—regardless of the delivery method—will work. Through June 2008, U.S. News saw its circulation fall 10.1 percent to 1.83 million, or about 170,000 copies short of its 2 million rate base guarantee.U.S. News Weekly will be delivered as a downloadable PDF and carries an annual subscription fee of $19.95 (a trial four-issue subscription is available for $3.95). Print subscribers to U.S. News will be able to download the digital edition for free, the publisher said. Sections in digital magazine, produced in partnership with Zinio, include “The Week in Washington,” “The Presidency,” “Washington Whispers” and “Blog Buzz”—repurposed content from U.S. News’ Thomas Jefferson Street blog.In November, U.S. News & World Report said it would scale back its print frequency to monthly.In 2008, U.S. News saw ad pages fall a staggering 32.4 percent, according to Publishers Information Bureau figures. It was the biggest year-over-year loss of any other title in the ailing newsweekly category.last_img read more

Steve Morris

first_imgOne of the few publishers to buck the trend and launch print this year—48-page Optometry Times in March of 2009—EVP Steve Morris is quick to downplay the role of print.“The reality is that we aren’t really excited about opening more print publications in this environment. Our strategy has clearly moved to digital with the launch of [online hub] modernmedicine.com.” The decision to launch was mostly due to its anticipated profitable gains “in print alone” and an “acceleration of event and online investments from our clients.”Morris and his team have done what so many have not in the current climate; taken a step back and listened to the market demands of its niche audience. After joining Advanstar in 2004 as a vice president of market development, he successfully reorganized this group into a more customer-focused and efficient sales organization, which led to expanded growth opportunities and increased revenue before moving to his current group in 2005.In the ophthalmology market, Advanstar sees 50 percent of its revenue from print and 50 percent from digital and events. Due to the similarity of its eye markets, Optometry Times called on the readership of Ophthalmology Times for a 33,000-controlled circ magazine. Since joining the company in 2004, Morris’ team has spearheaded major initiatives including the launch of modernmedicine.com, a portal and source for physicians, as well as provide a central content structure.An $8 million-plus franchise in 2008, Morris recognizes the importance of appealing to this total “eye” category through its preferred medium. “It was easy to make the decision to tap into optometry in print, the same as we are doing in events and digital. The optometry market is 33 percent larger in print than ophthalmology,” he says. “We are looking to grow that [$8 million] total over 15 percent this year in the face of a challenging market with this launch as a critical element of differentiation.”VITAL STATS: Advanstar is looking to grow its $8 million eye franchise over 15 percent in 2009.last_img read more

OBITUARY Eddie A Sanchez 70

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Eddie A. Sanchez, age 70, of Wilmington, MA, formerly of Guam, passed away unexpectedly at home on February 9, 2019.Eddie proudly worked as a Civil Engineer for the United States Air Force for over 30 years.Eddie was the beloved husband of Bertha (Dungca) Sanchez of Wilmington, devoted father of Junior Salas & wife Patricia of Colorado, Peter Sanchez & wife Sharon of Hawaii, Franklin Salas & wife Cassandra of Texas, Shirley DeLucia & husband Chris of Wilmington, Ricky Sanchez of Guam and John Mark Sanchez & wife Marquesa of Wilmington. Cherished son of Maria (Agoun) Sanchez and the late Joaquin Sanchez of Guam, Loving “Papa” of Jonathan and Tricia Salas, Aisha Salas, Adam and Keri Palanca, Paulina, Elijah and Richard Sanchez, Natasha and Ashley Igros, Edward, Amanda, Michael and Christopher DeLucia, Kekoa Narcis and great-grandchildren Aison, Christopher and Leinani. Dear brother of Chong Engle, Frank Sanchez, Evelyn SanNicolas, Albert Sanchez, Kathy San chez and Jeffrey Sanchez. Eddie is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Eddie was also very special to his “adopted” DeLucia grandchildren that fondly knew him as “Papa”.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA on Saturday, February 16th for Visitation from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.Eddie A. Sanchez(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: John “Jack” Tannian, Jr., 89In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Stephen J. Bowker, 58In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: William J. “Bill” Wolfe, 75In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Myanmar favours independent inquiry into rights violation in Rakhine

first_imgRohingya refugees make their way to a refugee camp after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Palong Khali, near Cox`s Bazar.File photo ReutersThe government of Myanmar has decided to establish an independent commission of enquiry as part of its national initiative to address reconciliation, peace, stability, and development in Rakhine, reports UNB.This decision has also taken into consideration the interim recommendation of the advisory board for the committee for the implementation of the recommendations on Rakhine state, said a Myanmar government statement.The independent commission will investigate the violation of human rights and related issues.The commission will consist of three members including an international personality.It will be assisted by national and international legal technical experts, it said.last_img

Crosby ISD Superintendent Discusses Districts Financial Woes

first_img 00:00 /08:30 Kaila Contreras/Houston ChronicleCrosby ISD superintendent Scott Davis on Sept. 17 tells the board that the only to save the district from a financial crisis is to start laying off employees. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listencenter_img X Share Crosby ISD officially declared a financial emergency last week and laid off more than 70 employees on Wednesday. That’s after the district On Monday terminated the contracts of 33 employees across the district.The latest layoffs, of at-will employees, brings the total to 105 people out of a job as the district continues to grapple with a financial crisis.  In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin talks with Crosby ISD’s superintendent Scott Davis to learn more about what to expect next.last_img read more

Study results suggest people are less cooperative in unequal societies when wealth

first_img Explore further Journal information: Nature (Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Yale University has conducted an online virtual experiment designed to better understand behavior patterns among people in a society as it relates to wealth inequality. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes their study and results and offer suggestions on how it may relate to the real world. Credit: A. Reese and A. Ro © 2015 Phys.org Do people treat each other differently or cooperate differently with other people if they know that the other person is more or less well off than they are? Anecdotal evidence would suggest that this is likely the case, but proving it is difficult. To learn more, the researchers asked for help from 1,460 online participants–volunteers who agreed to take part in a virtual society game. The idea was that participants could cooperate with others by giving them virtual cash, making things better for everyone. But unbeknownst to the players, several factors were controlled by the researchers, such as how much virtual cash each player started with, allowing for unequal distribution. Also during some games, players were able to see how much cash everyone had, while in other games, they only knew how much they had, making it impossible to compare themselves with others. In any case, game players were told that at the completion of the game, they would be able to redeem their virtual cash for real world money.In studying the results, the researchers found that players that had more money than others, and knew it, tended to be less cooperative—hoarding their money for a big payoff when the game ended. Such players often also benefited from donations given by other players more willing to cooperate by giving to everyone. On the other hand, when players had more virtual money than others, but did not know it, they tended to be just as generous as those that had less money. Thus, the researchers concluded, it was the knowledge of having more wealth that caused those with more money to be more stingy.How the game relates to real life is of course, a matter of conjecture—the researchers suggest that because game players knew they were going to get real money as a payoff at that end, it meant they behaved in a real way, but at the same time acknowledge that when setting up such an experiment there is going to be trade-offs. In this case, that meant taking education level, race and other such factors out of the equation, allowing for measuring only cooperation degree when known inequality existed.center_img More information: Inequality and visibility of wealth in experimental social networks, Nature (2015) DOI: 10.1038/nature15392AbstractHumans prefer relatively equal distributions of resources, yet societies have varying degrees of economic inequality6. To investigate some of the possible determinants and consequences of inequality, here we perform experiments involving a networked public goods game in which subjects interact and gain or lose wealth. Subjects (n = 1,462) were randomly assigned to have higher or lower initial endowments, and were embedded within social networks with three levels of economic inequality (Gini coefficient = 0.0, 0.2, and 0.4). In addition, we manipulated the visibility of the wealth of network neighbours. We show that wealth visibility facilitates the downstream consequences of initial inequality—in initially more unequal situations, wealth visibility leads to greater inequality than when wealth is invisible. This result reflects a heterogeneous response to visibility in richer versus poorer subjects. We also find that making wealth visible has adverse welfare consequences, yielding lower levels of overall cooperation, inter-connectedness, and wealth. High initial levels of economic inequality alone, however, have relatively few deleterious welfare effects.Press release Gamers who buy advantages are respected less by other players Citation: Study results suggest people are less cooperative in unequal societies when wealth inequality is evident (2015, September 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-09-results-people-cooperative-unequal-societies.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. UP NEXT:UP NEXT: Click for Sound Video will play in  Watch Next Watch again Click to playTap to play How to download The Sentinel’s new FREE appcenter_img Video Loading Video Unavailable Share this video The video will start in 1Cancel Play now We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.comWelcome to The Sentinel’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Friday, March 30 Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the weather, traffic and travel as well as news, sport and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.thesentinel.co.uk . Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @ SentinelStaffs – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on www.facebook.com/sentinelstaffs – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. 19:53Accident on A50Reports of queueing traffic and partially blocked due to accident on A50 Eastbound between A518 Derby Road (Racecourse roundabout) and J7 A515 / Derby Road (Cubley). 19:53Trains not stopping on London Northwestern Southbound at Stoke-on-Trent and replacement bus service running via Stoke on Trent between Crewe and Stafford due to broken down train. Tickets being accepted on East Midlands services. 19:53Services being diverted via Crewe on CrossCountry Southbound due to broken down train at Stoke-on-Trent. Tickets being accepted on East Midlands and Northern services. Journey times extended by up to 30 minutes.Replacement bus service is assisting passengers from Crewe to Stoke on Trent and Stafford. 16:45Elderly woman freed after becoming trapped under some treesWorking with West Midlands Ambulance Service to release an elderly lady who has become trapped under some trees in Packmoor. pic.twitter.com/ngzXOHjXHk— Staffordshire Fire (@StaffsFire) March 30, 201816:36If you weren’t already aware… Nantwich Jazz and Blues festival in Nantwich.Various gigs around the town centre over the Easter Weekend. Extra traffic possible on approach. Until April 2. 16:07Short delays possible in Burslem…Easter Play in Burslem.B5051 Market Place closed from 18:00 to 21:30 between Swan Square and Steventon Place. Short delays possible.16:01Doveridge Bypass fully closed#A50 Doveridge Bypass is now FULLY CLOSED westbound between #A515 #Sudbury and and A518 #Uttoxeter #Derbyshire to recover an overturned lorry. @DerbyshireRPU are on scene dealing.— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) March 30, 201815:37Delays in DerbyshireThe A50 Doveridge Bypass in Derbyshire is closed westbound between the A515 (Sudbury) and the A518 (Uttoxeter) for the recovery of a lorry which over-turned earlier.A diversion is in operation via local routes.Please allow additional time for your journey and consider alternative routes, if possible. 13:50Traffic summaryIn terms of the roads right now there are some residual delays on the M6 in Cheshire due to earlier accidents and broken down vehicles. Earlier delays following an accident in Staffordshire have all reportedly cleared.A lorry has overturned on the A50 Westbound at Sudbury roundabout in Derbyshire – delays are building and this could cause issues for anyone travelling into Staffordshire from that direction.13:22Delays on A50 after lorry overturns near SudburyThe lorry has overturned on Sudbury roundabout. More here.The lorry on the A50 (Image: Derbyshire Police)12:57Heavy traffic on the A500Heavy traffic on A500 Queensway Southbound before A53 Etruria Road (Basford Roundabout). Travel time is five minutes.12:44One lane blocked on broken down vehicle One lane blocked and slow traffic due to broken down car on M6 Southbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is blocked within the smart motorway works. Breakdown has occurred with in the residual queues following an earlier accident which has since cleared. 12:27Accidents cleared on M6All the lanes have reopened following both accidents on the M6.11:11Second accident on M6Queueing traffic and one lane blocked due to accident, two cars involved on M6 in both directions at J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.Lane three (of three) is blocked within the smart motorway works. 11:02Delays of an hour against expected trafficThe M6 motorway in Staffordshire is partially blocked following an accident this morning. More here.10:51Accident on M6 in StaffordshireThe accident has taken place on the northbound carriageway between junction 14 and junction 15. More here.10:38Reports of accident on M6 in Staffordshire Reports coming in of accident on M6 northbound between J14 and J15, more as we get it. 10:33Traffic updateAll the roads are still clear as far as we know – with no reports of accidents or incidents in Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire or South Cheshire.There is the usual congestion around Crewe Green Roundabout and some congestion on the Northbound M6 in Cheshire. That is about it around here.In the West Midlands a swan was blocking one lane of the M6 northbound near junction 8 – but police say it has flown off now, so that’s fine.We’ll keep you posted10:25Heavy traffic on the M6 NorthboundHeavy traffic on M6 Northbound between J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) and J19 A556 (Knutsford). In the roadworks area.Within the smart motorway works. (Image: Inrix)09:37Slow traffic on A527A527 Brownhills Road Westbound busy but moving between Pinnox Street and A500 Queensway / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank).09:33Bank Holiday roads update (9.30am)Anyone heading out today will be pleased to know that, as of 9.25am, there are no issues on the roads of Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire or South Cheshire.Further south in Staffordshire the A449 southbound is blocked between Gailey and the M54 due to a car fire. Police, firefighters and Highways England are at the scene.Further afield the A46 in Lincolnshire is closed northbound between the A1434 near Newark and the B1190 Lincoln due to an overturned HGV and there are ongoing delays on the A20 and A2 near the Port of Dover due to enhanced French border controls.We’ll be with you all day to keep you informed.09:30Delays on trains in West Midlands after vehicle hits bridgeDelays of up to 15 minutes on Virgin Trains West Coast between Birmingham New Street and Coventry due to road vehicle hitting a bridge.09:16Vehicle fire closes A449 in StaffordshireThe southbound carriageway is closed between the A5 and the M54. More here.Sentinel Traffic Alert08:58A449 closed due to car fire08:37Call to house fire turns out to be false alarmThe house fire in Fegg Hayes firefighters were called out to turns out to be a false alarm. More here.07:51A50 busy but moving A50 Westbound busy but moving from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). (Image: Inrix)07:30BREAKING: Emergency services at scene of Stoke-on-Trent house fireTwo fire engines and ambulances are at the scene of the fire in Fegg Hayes. More hereA fire engine at the scene in Fegg Hayes (Image: Sentinel Reader)06:51Arrest after two hospital staff allegedly assaultedA man has now been charged with two counts of assault following the incident in the early hours of Thursday morning. More here.Leighton Hospital in Crewe (Image: Google)06:32Usual delays around Crewe Green RoundaboutA534 Crewe Green Road Eastbound busy but moving before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout).06:16Traffic reportAs you’d hope at 6.14am on a bank holiday morning things are currently very quiet on the roads of Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire and we currently have no reports of incidents on any roads in the area.Elsewhere in the UK the A46 in Lincolnshire is closed northbound between the A1434 near Newark and the B1190 Lincoln due to an overturned HGV and there are in Kent there are delays expected this morning on the A20 and A2 tourist routes towards the Port of Dover; Highways England say this is due to enhanced French border controls. We’ll keep you updated on roads in our area, and major incidents elsewhere, throughout the day.last_img read more