Woakes hopes Englands fielding woes a oneoff

first_imgNottingham: Chris Woakes was adamant England’s surprise World Cup defeat by Pakistan was “no car crash” but accepted they would have to raise their fielding standards after a sloppy display contributed to a 14-run loss at Trent Bridge. England, the world’s top-ranked one-day side, came into the World Cup on the back of a 4-0 series thrashing of Pakistan. But it was a different story in Nottingham on Monday as Pakistan complied a challenging total of 348 for eight. Even though Joe Root and Jos Buttler made hundreds, England could only reach 334 for nine in reply. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach ArunWarwickshire paceman Woakes, fast bowler Jofra Archer and leg-spinner Adil Rashid were all expensive they were not helped by a poor fielding effort that saw numerous runs given away in mis-fields and over throws Jason Roy’s extraordinary drop that reprieved Mohammad Hafeez on 14 pretty much summed up England’s fielding. The batsman went on to top-score with 84. Woakes, who showed England the way with four catches, was at a loss to explain the decline in England’s performance just days after launching their quest to win the World Cup with a 104-run thrashing of South Africa at the Oval. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-upHe accepted England would need to raise their fielding against Bangladesh in Cardiff on Saturday. “By no means was it a car crash but it was the difference in the game,” said Woakes. “We didn’t field as well as we can and probably left 20 runs out there. It was just one of those days where we fumbled a few, probably dived over a couple. “We’re obviously a very good fielding team, we’ve proved that over the past few years, and this was just an off day. We proved our standards at the Oval. We’ll meet up in Cardiff, go through our routines and try to meet those same standards.”last_img read more

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Journalists activists hold march to protest arrest of Kanojia two others

first_imgNew Delhi: A group of journalists and activists held a protest here on Monday over the arrest of scribe Prashant Kanojia and the editor and the head of a Noida-based TV channel by the Uttar Pradesh police, alleging that it is an attack on the freedom of expression. They demanded the immediate release of Kanojia, Ishita Singh, who is the editor of Noida-based TV channel Nation Live, and its head Anuj Shukla, who have faced police action over release of alleged objectionable content against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC The journalists, many wearing black arm bands and holding placards, held a symbolic march from the Press Club of India in central Delhi towards the Rail Bhawan circle and back in the scorching heat and raised slogans against the Yogi government. Kanojia’s wife Jageesha Arora, who also joined the protest, said, “My husband’s arrest is absolutely illegal and unconstitutional. So, now, people can get arrested for writing something on social media and using humour.” Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citations The protest was held jointly by members of the Editors Guild of India, Press Club of India, Indian Women Press Corps, South Asian Women in the Media, Press Association and several other independent journalists and activists. “Today, journalists can get arrested for using humour and irony in a social media post. This incident is a direct attack on freedom of expression,” alleged Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of news portal The Wire. “Kanojia had served for around two years at our organisation (The Wire) before moving on to a new job earlier this year,” he added. Senior journalist Neerja Chowdhury, who took part in the protest too, also alleged that the arrest of the three persons amounted to an attack on the freedom of expression. Activist Shabnam Hashmi also demanded immediate dropping of the charges against Kanojia, Singh and Shukla and sought their release. The Editors Guild Sunday had condemned the arrest of Kanojia Singh and Shukla over alleged objectionable content related to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, describing the police action as an “authoritarian misuse of laws” and an effort to intimidate the press. An FIR was registered against Kanojia at Hazratganj police station in Lucknow on Friday night in which it was alleged that the accused made “objectionable comments against the CM and tried to malign his image”. Kanojia had shared a video on Twitter and Facebook where a woman is seen speaking to reporters of various media organisations outside the CM’s office, claiming that she had sent a marriage proposal to Adityanath. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on Tuesday a plea challenging the arrest of Kanojia. A vacation bench comprising justices Indira Banerjee and Ajay Rastogi took note of the submission by a lawyer that the plea filed by the spouse of the arrested scribe needed urgent hearing as the arrest was “illegal” and “unconstitutional”. The journalist’s wife has filed a habeas corpus (bring the person) petition, challenging the arrest of Kanojia.last_img read more

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Effects you can see feel and smell at Canadas first 4DX cinema

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment It didn’t take long before someone’s popcorn went flying.Canada’s first 4DX movie auditorium debuted Friday at Cineplex Yonge-Dundas with a screening of Marvel’s new superhero saga Doctor Strange.The technology combines 2D or 3D films with about 20 different types of effects — including seats that vibrate and lurch — making me forget at times that I wasn’t actually riding a rollercoaster or standing outdoors in the thick of winter. Login/Register With: Knowing we could take off at any moment, I was cautious to only reach for my drink during dialogue-heavy scenes, paranoid it would end up all over me the moment a punch was thrown on-screen.But the reporter next to me at Friday’s media preview was not so fortunate, having a gust of wind blow the bag of popcorn out of his hands and onto the floor as we stood atop Mount Everest with Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Meet Sheila Lumsden the first Indigenous person to crack the top 24

first_imgKent Driscoll APTN National NewsFor Inuit, food is culture and culture can be food. From char to caribou, Inuit treasure the connection to the land and the people that country food brings.Iqaluit’s Sheila Lumsden is about to bring that joy for northern cooking to a national audience.Lumsden is the first indigenous person to crack the Top 24 in MasterChef Canada, a reality cooking show that pits home chefs from across the country against each other, to determine who is the Master Chef.For an Inuk chef like Lumsden, if you’re going to show the country something, it might as well be country food.“I would say, if people have a chance to try our seal meat, especially baby seal, which is a delicacy, that would not only help to educate people on how yummy our food is, but also help the cause in supporting the seal hunt,” said Lumsden.To support Inuit food often means defending Inuit culture, which is intimidating for one Inuk to do.Lumsden faced another intimidation, the actual competition. The clock is merciless, and so are the judges.She is much more relaxed in her kitchen, telling her story while picking the tiny bones out of a piece of arctic char, but remembers her time in the pressure cooker well.“Then of course, having the chef judges standing there, while we’re preparing food, you see, was very intimidating,” she said.Lumsden was the last chef to arrive in Toronto due to travel from Nunavut. When she arrived, she was greeted with cheers from her competitors.Then, questions started.“Country food, that’s the food I prefer to prepare, that I choose to prepare and cook. The other 23 home cooks, in out down times, I had unending questions being shot at me,” said Lumsden.MasterChef keeps their secrets close, but did reveal to us what Lumsden’s audition dish was.She made the cut with wild arctic char ceviche with avocado salad garnished with daikon and chives.That is what she wants for other indigenous home chefs, to cook the food that makes them feel like home.“It is wide open. Indigenous cuisine and Inuit cuisine is a wide open page that can be filled by people like myself or other indigenous or Inuit cooks or chefs, that want to explore that. We can help educate other Canadians,” said Lumsden.MasterChef Canada premiers next week, and Lumsden will be the first Inuk to ever compete on it – and Nunavut will be watching closely to see what she does with tuktu (caribou) from their nanook (polar bear).kdriscoll@aptn.caFollow @kentdriscolllast_img read more

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Barrett offense offkilter in No 2 Buckeyes victory over Indiana

OSU junior H-back Curtis Samuel (4) attempts to evade a tackle during the first half against Indiana on Oct. 8. The Buckeyes won 38-17. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorA week after redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett broke the school’s passing touchdown record and coach Urban Meyer proclaimed Barrett to be a Heisman Trophy candidate, the Wichita Falls, Texas, native followed up his performance against Rutgers with a somber outing versus Indiana on Saturday.Barrett was 9-of-21 passing for 93 yards, one touchdown and one interception that went off the hands of redshirt junior tight end Marcus Baugh. Barrett’s touchdown pass gives him 60 for his career.OSU’s identity through its first four games has been its running tandem of redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber and junior H-back Curtis Samuel as well as its suffocating defense. In the No. 2 Buckeyes 38-17 victory over the Hoosiers, Barrett was the centerfold of the running game.He carried the ball 26 times for 137 yards and a touchdown, moving him within two scores of the OSU record for most touchdowns accounted for (Braxton Miller, 88). Meyer said during fall camp that he wanted to keep the number of hits Barrett received at a minimum, but when he needs a play, he turns to his captain.“We were having trouble executing the pass game, and they we plus-oneing us in the box. We had to win the damn game, and he’s one of our best players,” Meyer said. “My security blanket is he’s one of the best players in America. Go get a touchdown, J.T.”Barrett completed just two passes to a wide receiver in redshirt sophomore Noah Brown and three to senior H-back Dontre Wilson. This was not the first time the offense started slow with deficiencies in the passing game. The season-opener against Bowling Green started with a pick-six. Against Tulsa, Barrett was 8-for-14 for 65 yards at halftime. On Saturday versus the Hoosiers, Barrett’s struggles were consistent throughout the game.Samuel was a missing element for much of the first half, not earning a touch until the second quarter. Meyer said that Samuel’s nine carries on the day weren’t enough and that he has to be involved in the passing game more. Of all the inefficiencies in the passing game against the Hoosiers, Barrett and the receivers didn’t connect on any deep balls. Samuel was underthrown when he had about five steps on the cornerback and redshirt junior James Clark was overthrown later in the game that would’ve been another score.“If you can’t hit a deep ball, as a defense, they’re going to sit on every route so that doesn’t allow short routes to be open,” Barrett said. “If you run past them and complete a deep ball, that opens up a lot for your offense. That’s something I didn’t do a good job at today.”In previous games, OSU has had a moderately balanced offense. Meyer’s go-to is the run game, but likes to spread it around the field to numerous receivers. Barrett said Indiana’s defense knew at times where he was going to go with the ball, but believes the lack of balance in the offense was an anomaly.“It has been balanced. Today, we had our struggles in the passing game and that’s part of a season. That tends to happen, but you have to find a way to win the ballgame,” Barrett said. “Today it didn’t happen to be that way. We just have to keep on getting better.”OSU was still able to rack up 290 yards on the ground. However, Barrett took the lion’s share of the carries. Weber had 15 carries for 71 yards and Samuel had 9 carries for 82 yards. In total, OSU ran 50 times out of 71 plays. Normally that ratio wouldn’t seem disproportionate, but when there were only nine completions, the offense looks dysfunctional.“We got players all over the field. Offense, it didn’t go the way we wanted it today,” said redshirt sophomore wide receiver Parris Campbell. “The team knew that and other players had to step up and make plays.”One of those players to step up was Campbell. When OSU allowed a late touchdown in the first half, Campbell received the ensuing kickoff and returned it to the Indiana six yard line, setting up a touchdown run by Barrett.The defense and, now, the special teams has aided a lackluster OSU offense and provided a momentous boost at an opportune time. Barrett did have a late touchdown pass to Wilson which should help his confidence. However, next week at No. 11 Wisconsin, the Buckeye offense may not have much room for error.“We know we can play better,” Barrett said. “We’re grateful for the win. It’s hard to win in the Big Ten. There is just some frustration knowing we can play better.” read more

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Murder probe launched after man killed in northwest London shooting

A man has been killed and another injured in a shooting in north-west London, the latest attack in a spate of violence in the capital.Police have launched a murder investigation after the victim, believed to be in his thirties, was found with critical injuries outside Queensbury Tube station.Another man, aged in his 20s, is in hospital after also suffering from a gun shot wound.Scotland Yard said officers were called to the scene on Cumberland Road at just after 9pm on Tuesday.They found the older man with serious injuries and he died at the scene almost an hour later.The younger man attended a north London hospital at about 9.10pm, and was in a stable condition. A crime scene remains in place on Cumberland Road and Essolado Way, where police say the attacks are believed to have taken place.Officers are examining CCTV footage in the area.Detective Inspector Justin Howick, of the Metropolitan Police, said: “I would like to appeal to anyone with information to contact police at the earliest opportunity.”Detectives are busy at the scene and working to build a clear picture of the circumstances of this fatal attack.” Formal identification and a post-mortem will take place in due course.Anyone with any information should call police on 101 quoting CAD 7757/01May, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.According to the police recorded crime figures for England and Wales, violent crime in general has increased in the last year by 20.5 per cent, with more than 1.3m offences recorded in the year ending December 2017.Murder rose over the past year by nine per cent to a total of 653, excluding terrorist attacks.  No arrests have been made and police are in the process of informing the victim’s next-of-kin. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Goldcorp picks Fluor for engineering and construction

first_imgGoldcorp is one of the fastest-growing, lowest-cost senior gold producers, with operations and development projects in politically stable jurisdictions throughout the Americas. Its strong project pipeline is positioned to drive long-term, sustainable growth. Fluor Corp has signed a strategic relationship agreement with Goldcorp to serve as the Canadian mining company’s partner-of-choice for studies and engineering and construction services. “We are honoured to offer Goldcorp Fluor’s integrated services approach to support its mining projects,” said Rick Koumouris, President of Fluor’s Mining & Metals business. “By building a long-term relationship, we can deliver capital efficiency and enhance quality assurance on mining projects to help Goldcorp deliver on its vision of ‘Together, Creating Sustainable Value.’”In selecting Fluor, Goldcorp emphasised Fluor’s strong performance in the areas of safety, ethical business practices, stakeholder engagement, communications and innovation.last_img read more

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Pineau two years in Oltchim

Alison PineauOltchimRomania handball The biggest star of French handball and World’s Best Player for 2009 (IHF), Alison Pineau, signed yesterday a two-years deal with the Romanian champion, Oltchim RM Valcea. The midback of Metz and the French national team is recovering from an knee injury she got during the World C’ship in Brazil, and in the past few weeks been in the center of attention as she announced she will be leaving Metz. The club she chose is Oltchim, the always-ambitious club that is trying to gather a squad that will finally bring the Champions League trophy to Romania.It could be Pineau the important piece of the mosaic that is missing which could bring the title to Romania… ← Previous Story Dragan Zovko new Qatar Youths coach! Next Story → Mate Lekai two years in Celje PL! read more

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SG Flensburg seek goalkeeper immediately

← Previous Story THIS IS YOUR CUP: Over 350 teams and 5.000 players in Granollers! Next Story → “Hat-trick guy” – Sander Sagosen: Gold for Norway, EHF CL crown in Paris The runners-up of DKB Bundesliga, SG Flensburg Handewitt, announced that Danish goalkeeper Kevin Moller will be out in the next six months after knee surgery. That means only Mattias Andersson is between the posts in the moment of the team from “FLENS Arena” and replacement for Moller will have to be find immediately.Both goalies have contracts until summer 2018. 

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Retina display apps for the new iPad

first_imgAs you might have heard Apple’s new iPad landed last week, complete with its high resolution Retina display. Four times the pixels as the previous iPad means that there is much to be gained from apps moving to high resolution art and doing what they can to take advantage of the upgraded display.For its part, Apple is using the App Store’s front page to highlight apps that have been updated to take advantage of the new iPad’s 2048×1535 resolution. These are mostly popular apps from big names that had the resources, information, and access to turn around their app updates in record time. For doing so they got to have their apps highlighted, Apple landed some selling points for their new devices, and early adopters received some shiny new apps to play with this weekend.Some of the highlighted apps include:KindleNY TimesFlipboardReederTwitterVimeoReal Racing 2 HDEvernoteInfinity Blade 2It’s a pretty solid list overall. The selection is just 42 apps right now, which includes some games, productivity/learning software, and then a fair few content consumption apps for both watching video and reading. The prices are on the high side (for the App Store that is) on average, but that’s a combination of these being premium apps and being the iPad version, which typically sell for a higher price.Some of the apps that were updated but aren’t being highlighted in the section are Apple’s own software, like GarageBand and iPhoto. These look superb on the new iPad, but they get enough promotion already, so Apple is sharing the limelight a bit.My favorite update to an app was the one received by Instapaper (my favorite app). The version 4.1 update brought along a number of high-end new fonts, a full-screen reading mode, and a responsive background color (twilight sepia). The big change was really compatibility with the high resolution display, making for crisper text and better reading conditions than before. The iPad 2 was no slouch when it came to text, but the new iPad takes things a whole new level.Of course for all the iPad apps that were updated, thousands of them weren’t. Some of the ones on my Retina display-compatibility wishlist include Sword and Sworcery EP, Food52, Kingdom Rush HD, and — most of all — Google Earth. I’m sure it’s just a matter of time until all these have updated (though older games are questionable). While non-Retina display apps look more then adequate when on the new iPad, this is an arms race and developers have to keep up with the hardware if they want to succeed.last_img read more

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We dont want to be a side that comes close to the

first_img 4 Comments 12,028 Views ‘We don’t want to be a side that comes close to the world’s best’ Ireland are motivated to make another statement against the Wallabies in Dublin today. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Australia captain demands ‘best game of the tour’ against land of his fatherLansdowne can go top and the rest of the weekend’s Ulster Bank League action Follow us: the42.ie Nov 26th 2016, 8:00 AM center_img Ireland v Australia, Aviva StadiumKO 5.30pm, RTÉ 2WINS OVER SOUTH Africa, New Zealand and Australia in the same calendar year would have to leave Joe Schmidt and co. pretty happy heading into December.While the 2016 Six Nations saw Ireland underperform and win only two of their five games, they have bounced back well. Another cracking contest awaits at the Aviva. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOThe series defeat to the Boks in June was a miss, certainly, but they made history with a first-ever victory on South African soil.November so far has been an undeniable success with the historic win over the All Blacks, a brutally competitive second Test against the Kiwis, and nine new caps in total.Today, a clash with the Wallabies [KO 5.30pm] presents an opportunity to finish the year on a high, providing Ireland with confidence heading into the 2017 Six Nations.“A lot’s been said about the victories that we have had, the historical victories, but we want to be as good as we possibly can be,” says Ireland assistant coach Andy Farrell.We ain’t happy with losing any game. We don’t want to be a side that comes close to the world’s best, we want to be as good as we possibly can be.“In that nature, you talk about beating the three Southern Hemisphere giants in the same year – it’s a massive goal for us, it’s something for us to cling on to but we certainly need to be at our best because Australia are a massive threat with ball in hand.“The guys know the challenge and they want to finish the year off on a high, there’s no doubt about that.”With the Wallabies having discovered their best form of the year with wins over Wales, Scotland and France in recent weeks, a thrilling contest awaits at the Aviva Stadium.Late injury doubts over key men Sean O’Brien and Jared Payne won’t have helped Ireland preparations, though they insisted yesterday that there was no distraction involved. Payne watched the captain’s run yesterday. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOO’Brien last weekend underlined that he is one of Ireland’s most important players. A “lower limb tweak” saw him sit out the captain’s run yesterday, however, and there is some concern about his fitness for this fixture.While Josh van der Flier has shown how capable a replacement he is, and Peter O’Mahony is ready to join the matchday squad, O’Brien’s presence would provide Ireland with a major lift.“He gives confidence,” is how Devin Toner put it this week. “Everyone knows that when he gets on the ball, he’s probably going to get over the gain line, which means we can get our rucks quick, we can get two barrels in as quick as we can.“He’s off the cuff, sometimes you don’t really know what’s going to happen. Sometimes, you never know when he’s going to make a break, but he gives you that confidence that when we’re under the cosh, he might get on the ball and steal it.He’s got a lot of strings to his bow and when you know he’s playing it just gives the players around him that confidence to play more.”So Ireland would be relieved to send O’Brien onto the pitch in their starting team today, which they insisted yesterday they were confident would be the case.Payne, meanwhile, is perhaps the key defender in Ireland’s system, with his reads and communication repeatedly helping his team avoid being cut apart on the edge of their frontline.Rory Scannell is on standby in case Payne doesn’t pull through. The Munster man is perhaps the form centre in Ireland this season, but he is uncapped and relatively unfamiliar with Schmidt’s systems.Pairing him with Garry Ringrose from the start would involve some risk, particularly with Paddy Jackson having already replaced the injured Johnny Sexton at out-half, but then there is only one way to find out if these young men are ready. Jackson has a big job on his hands. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOThe hope for most Ireland supporters is that O’Brien and Payne’s absence for the captain’s run was indeed precautionary and that they will both take to the field fully fit.The Wallabies bring form and real danger to the Aviva Stadium, particularly with their highly-intelligent strike plays from set-piece.Attack coach Stephen Larkham is a rugby genius, so watch out for the opportunities they attempt to create with their clever plays from lineout and scrum.Ireland simply cannot afford lapses of concentration across those first three or four phases of defence from the set-piece, with Larkham and the Wallabies possessing a wide range of power plays – the kind Schmidt has gained some renown for.“I would have coached against Stephen when he was playing for the Brumbies and I was coaching in Auckland with the Blues and I thought he was an unbelievably good player,” says Schmidt. ”I think he’s doing a great job at the moment.”In phase play, the Wallabies operate with a clear 1-3-3-1 shape, ensuring that they always have width in attack. That stretches the defence into errors, while the Wallabies’ tight forwards are good at making decisions on whether to pass or carry in those three-man pods.“Over the last couple of games, what has been right at the front of their game and the reason why I think they’re attacking pretty well is that they’re very direct and playing very physically,” says Ireland’s defence coach Farrell.“They’ve got forwards coming onto the ball and creating quick ball and when you’ve got [Bernard] Foley, [Israel] Folau and [Will] Genia on the back of quick ball then sometimes you’ll be chasing shadows. They’re a threat all over the field. Schmidt keeps his eye on the ball. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO“The forwards like to play ball in hand, they’re comfortable with ball in hand, we’re aware of that and we want to put in our best defensive performance of the autumn on the pitch.”While the Wallabies’ 1-3-3-1 shape allows them to ask demanding questions of the defence, it may also present opportunities for Ireland.The three-man pods naturally involve one ball carrier and just two rucking players. With that in mind, Ireland may take the opportunity to flood certain midfield rucks on the counter, backing themselves to win a turnover through the weight of numbers.That brings risk in terms of the Wallabies’ ability to exploit numbers-up situations out wide, but it’s something to watch in Ireland’s play.Out-half Foley is in a fine vein of form for Michael Chieka’s side, but again there may be opportunities for Ireland to target the 89kg playmaker.He is a brave tackler but his lack of size counts against him at Test level. The Wallabies shift him into the five-metre channel on defensive lineouts.Look out for Ireland attacking that space either on first phase with a front-peel move or perhaps by dragging the Australian defence wide to the opposite side of the the pitch from the lineout and then setting up a one-on-one opportunity against Foley wide on the original side.Scrum-half Genia generally acts as the tailgunner for the Wallabies at the back of the lineout and while he too is a brave defender, Ireland may look for ball-carrying gains over him in that seam between the lineout and backline defence.Foley’s habit of dropping into the backfield after kicking the ball will also have been in Schmidt’s mind this week, and Ireland would be remiss not to look for opportunities to pull him into aerial contests whenever possible. Foley is class in attack but can be exposed defensively. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOJackson has much responsibility on his shoulders to run both the Ireland attacking shape, which became disjointed last weekend against the All Blacks, and control their kicking game along with Conor Murray.Avoiding Folau – a kick return monster – in the backfield will be important, although his positioning is not always perfect. The Wallabies fullback can sometimes pendulum up into the frontline defence a little early, leaving huge ground for the sweeping Genia to cover, so Ireland will look out for that grass deep in behind the visitors too.Folau is often used in the midfield by the Wallabies in attack, at second or third receiver, something Ireland’s centres will have been made fully aware of.The Wallabies’ frontline defence has grown markedly on this tour, allowing turnover merchant David Pocock to steal ball on the ground. His ability to target the ball itself – rarely leaning his hands or elbows onto the deck, or simply wrapping up the tackled ball carrier’s upper body – is the best in the world.His razor-sharp focus on the ball means that if he gets a sniff of it, it’s a turnover. Ireland’s rucking players must be hyper-aware of his presence and make early interventions whenever possible. Ball carriers must look to force Pocock to tackle.The selection of Dean Mumm on the Wallabies’ blindside flank provides a strong clue as to their intentions at lineout time. Chieka’s pack will compete ferociously on the Irish throw, and will also look to back an in-form maul from close range, with Moore steering the ship.The fascinating tactical elements are everywhere in this match-up, meaning it’s going to take something special from Ireland to achieve that goal of a third win over one of the big three Southern Hemisphere sides in 2016.Ireland:15. Rob Kearney14. Andrew Trimble13. Jared Payne12. Garry Ringrose11. Keith Earls10. Paddy Jackson9. Conor Murray1. Jack McGrath2. Rory Best (captain)3. Tadhg Furlong4. Iain Henderson5. Devin Toner6. CJ Stander7. Sean O’Brien8. Jamie HeaslipReplacements:16. Sean Cronin17. Cian Healy18. Finlay Bealham19. Ultan Dillane20. Josh van der Flier21. Kieran Marmion22. Joey Carbery23. Simon ZeboAustralia:15. Israel Folau14. Dane Haylett-Petty13. Tevita Kuridrani12. Reece Hodge11. Henry Speight10. Bernard Foley9. Will Genia1. Scott Sio2. Stephen Moore (captain)3. Sekope Kepu4. Rory Arnold5. Rob Simmons6. Dean Mumm7. Michael Hooper8. David PocockReplacements:(One player to be omitted) Tolu LatuJames SlipperAllan AlaalatoaKane DouglasLopeti TimaniSean McMahonNick PhippsQuade CooperSefanaia NaivaluReferee: Jérôme Garcès [FFR].The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! By Murray Kinsella Share10 Tweet Email Saturday 26 Nov 2016, 8:00 AM http://the42.ie/3103126 last_img read more

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Aer Lingus fined €250000 over death of worker at Dublin Airport

first_img John Murray who died in November 2014. Aer Lingus fined €250,000 over death of worker at Dublin Airport The airline was fined €250,000 for breaching health and safety laws. 32,557 Views No Comments Monday 20 Mar 2017, 6:20 PM By Nadya Labi Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share5 Tweet Email6 http://jrnl.ie/3297087 John Murray who died in November 2014. Mar 20th 2017, 6:20 PM Short URL Updated at 6.20pm AER LINGUS HAS been fined €250,000 for a health and safety breach in connection with the death of a cargo driver at Dublin Airport over two years ago.The company admitted exposing non-employees to risks to their health and safety in relation to a practice which had developed of cargo drivers habitually gaining access to a loading bay by climbing onto and off a three foot high loading dock.John Murray (55), from Skerries, Co Dublin, was climbing down from a loading bay at a cargo warehouse with some light parcels at the airport at night when he fell and suffered fatal head injuries.Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard he was discovered lying on his back unconscious approximately 25 minutes later. He suffered fractures to the base of his skull and despite undergoing surgery to relieve swelling of the brain he died several days later.The company pleaded guilty through a representative that it failed to manage and conduct its undertaking in such a way as to ensure, that individuals who were not its employees were not exposed to risks to their safety, health or welfare at or near Gate 7 at Aer Lingus Cargo Warehouse on November 5, 2014.The full charge specifies that there was a failure to ensure that adequate measures were in place to protect people from the risk of a fall from height and that there was a failure to implement its written procedures dealing with driver access to loading bays.The offence states that Aer Lingus “regularly permitted or required drivers to access and egress the building via the loading bay itself”.Statements Victim impact statements from Mr Murray’s wife Angela and their two children were handed into court.Judge Martin Nolan extended his condolences to the Murray family. He noted Mr Murray’s death had been devastating for his family and had left a huge hole in their lives.He noted that there was an “inherent danger” in the practice of cargo drivers taking the shortest route by hopping down off the platform but said no one could have envisaged that someone would be killed.Judge Nolan said that the purpose of health and safety legislation was sometimes to protect people from themselves and that if people were let take a shortcut they would take it.He noted that the company had a generally good record and that steps had been taken to address this practice since the incident. He noted the company’s early guilty plea and its apology to the family.He said Aer Lingus was a “flagship company” and people expected it to run a good operation but in this case it had not. He noted the maximum fine applicable to this offence was €3 million but said he did not believe this was an extreme case and imposed a fine of €250,000.Inspector Martin Convey told Michael Delaney SC, prosecuting, that the company had identified the practice as a risk in 2007 and written procedures were prepared. The company pleaded guilty to failing to implement the written procedures dealing with driver access to loading bays.Inspector Convey agreed with Shane Murphy SC, defending, that there was now strictly supervised access, a fence around the loading bay and signs in place. Spot checks were also carried out. He agreed that there had been no recurrence of this activity.Mr Murphy said Aer Lingus deeply regretted that this tragic situation came to pass. He said the company had cooperated fully with the investigation and the current situation meets the implementation of best practice.Mr Murphy said there had been a lack of supervision at night and bad practice had developed.Damages Following the court decision, John Murray’s family released a statement via their solicitor Dermot McNamara stating that a claim for damages had been lodged with the High Court following the ruling.“Whilst my clients welcome today’s verdict, it does little to ease their pain,” said  McNamara.“John Murray went to work on 5 November, 2014 and his family expected him to return home safely.“He died because Aer Lingus did not open and close the designated pedestrian door and instead drivers had to access the warehouse via the loading bay.There is no point in Aer Lingus having vital Health and Safety rules if they fail to ensure they are strictly followed. In this case, the failure to ensure drivers used a safe pedestrian option, ultimately cost Mr Murray his life and left a family with a devastating loss.- Additional reporting Cormac Fitzgerald Read: Aer Lingus faces charges over man who died at Dublin Airport warehouse in 2014Read: Three men at centre of Dublin Airport human trafficking case to appear in court todaylast_img read more

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Russian election skewed

first_imgThe Russian presidential election last Sunday was “clearly skewed” in favour of Vladimir Putin, an international team of observers has concluded. Their report has fuelled opposition activists’ anger at Putin’s return to the presidency. Tonino Picula, the head of an observer mission run by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, said the result was never in doubt and the vote had offered no genuine competition. “The point of elections is that the outcome should be uncertain. This was not the case in Russia,” he said. According to the central elections commission, Putin won nearly 64 per cent of the vote. Opposition leaders have denounced the result as “illegitimate” and brought thousands of people onto the streets to protest. Russians are furious about Putin’s return to the presidency and they fear a wider crackdown after hundreds were arrested following last Monday’s protest. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Julia Banks quits the Liberal party

first_imgThe Liberal party suffered a second blow this week, this time by one of its federal MPs, as Julia Banks, the federal Member for Chisholm announced her decision to quit the party and sit through the remainder of her parliamentary term as an independent, effective immediately. In a shock speech at midday on Tuesday, she told Parliament she had to leave the Liberals because of the “dark days” of the leadership spill in August and would decide her future in the new year.Coming at a time when the Liberal party is still reeling from the disastrous result of Saturday’s Victorian State Elections, that saw the Victorian Liberals lose half of their parliamentary power, this added to the criticism addressed to the party as a whole, regarding its shift from the centre to the right.Asserting her position as a “centrist,” the MP stresses in her announcement that it is the Liberal Party that has changed.In her emotional speech Julia Banks expressed, once again, her frustration over the party’s treatment of women and disunity over energy and climate change.She particularly targeted the party’s “reactionary right wing,” which led the “brutal” coup against former PM Malcolm Turnbull; at the same time, she accuses other MPs for “trading their vote” for selfish reasons.Despite assuring the government that she will give confidence and supply, her decision to move to the crossbench will definitely pose a problem for Scott Morrison and the Coalition, which is now left with 74 out of 150 seats, confirming its status as a minority government and exposing it to embarrassing defeats on legislation.Julia Banks’ defection to the crossbench means that the government has lost guaranteed votes for things like suspending standing orders, referrals and legislation.It is likely that the MP will now trade her support to the government with specific actions on issues and causes she supports, such as the evacuation of Nauru or the establishment of a national integrity commission.But the Labor might also count on her vote, particularly when it comes to Peter Dutton’s referral to the high court, under section 44 of the constitution concerns, which is now seeming like a very likely scenario.It is unclear whether the Prime Minister was aware of this announcement, but it certainly cast a shadow over his surplus budget announcement. Scott Morrison told the parliament that he would deliver the federal budget on 2 April, which all but confirmed that the election will be held in May.As for whether Julia Banks will recontest her seat, she left it open saying that she will wait till the new year, before she makes a decision about her “future career path”.Should she run as an independent, she might pose a significant threat to the Liberal Party’s ambitions, given that she managed to win the marginal seat of Chisholm from Labor in 2016, with minimal funding and little supporf from the Victorian Liberal Party.Julia Banks’ full statement reads as follows:“Following the leadership coup in August I announced my decision that I will not recontest the seat of Chisholm at the next election as a member of the Liberal Party.“I’ve always put the People before the Party. After being a Labor held seat for 18 years – the people of Chisholm elected me as I promised them that I would be their representative under the leadership of the former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and former Deputy Leader and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Both visionary, inspiring leaders of sensible centrist liberal values with integrity, intellect and with significant support from my local community and across Australia, as leaders of our nation.“The gift of time and reflection has provided some clarity regarding the brutal blow against the leadership. Led by members of the reactionary right wing, the coup was aided by many MPs trading their vote for a leadership change in exchange for their individual promotion, preselection endorsements or silence. Their actions were undeniably for themselves. For their position in the Party. Their power. Their personal ambition. Not for the Australian people who we represent. Not for what people voted for in the 2016 election. Not for stability. And disregarding that teamwork and unity delivers success.“The aftermath of those dark days in August then acutely laid bare the major parties’ obstructionist and combative actions and internal games. All for political point scoring rather than for timely, practical sensible decisions on matters which Australians care about.“Equal representation of men and women in this Parliament is an urgent imperative which will create a culture change. There’s the blinkered rejection of quotas and support of the ‘merit myth’ but this is more than a numbers game. Across both major parties the level of regard and respect for women in politics is years behind the business world. There is also a clear need for an independent and whistleblower system as found in many workplaces to enable reporting of misconduct of those in power without fear of reprisal or retribution. Often when good women ‘call out’ or are subjected to bad behaviour – the reprisals, backlash and commentary portrays them as the bad ones; the liar, the troublemaker, emotionally unstable or weak, or someone who should be silenced. To those who say politics is not for the faint hearted and that women have to ‘toughen up’ – I say this: the hallmark characteristics of the Australian woman (and I’ve met thousands of them) be they in my local community, in politics, business, the media and sport – are resilience and a strong authentic independent spirit.“The voice of the Australian people has been loud and clear. Hundreds from my local community as well as hundreds more from across Australia contacted me with their support and (knowing that my life from humble and hardworking migrant heritage has been in the business real world and not as a career politician ) many pleaded that I stay in politics and become an independent representative. My sensible centrist values, belief in economic responsibility and focus on always putting the people first and acting in the nation’s interest have not changed. The Liberal Party has changed. Largely due to the actions of the reactionary and regressive right wing who talk to themselves rather than listening to the people.“To continue to put the People before the Party and act in the nation’s interest authentically and constructively – effective immediately I will serve as a Member of House of Representatives as an Independent Representative. I intend to give the Government my assurance as to confidence and supply. In the new year, I will make a decision about my future career path. Like the three female Independent Representatives – the new Member for Wentworth, the Member for Mayo and the Member for Indi – sensible centre liberal values are at the core of what I stand for.“As a result of this political journey I am grateful to have met so many wonderful people from across the political divide who I know will respect my decision and with whom I hope I will have enduring friendships. I am so proud to serve as a member of the House of Representatives with honour and respect because of the good People it represents. The People that the major parties have stopped listening to. The Australian People.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Roman Reigns vs Triple H set for Abu Dhabi NXT TV tapings

first_imgFacebook Twitter Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns vs. Triple H set for Abu DhabiRoman Reigns vs. Triple H has been announced for an upcoming Abu Dhabi WWE live event on December 8. This live event was added earlier this week as a replacement to the cancelled live event in New Delhi, India.As reported on yesterday, WWE will now run New Delhi, India as one Supershow on December 9, headlined by Jinder Mahal vs. Triple H.Triple H posted about the announcement of the match with Reigns via Twitter on Tuesday..@WWERomanReigns vs. HHH December 8thAbu Dhabi, UAE pic.twitter.com/6qmUqSeY0J— Triple H (@TripleH) November 15, 2017NXT TV tapings in AtlantaWWE announced on Tuesday that NXT will be holding mutliple TV tapings at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia during the early part of 2018.Center Stage was the home for WCW Saturday Night TV tapings during the 1990s and has been recently been used for live event and TV tapings by Ring of Honor.NXT will be running Center Stage for TV on January 4, February 1 and February 2, with tickets set to go on-sale on December 1.Don’t miss the historic @WWENXT tapings at Center Stage in Atlanta next January and February! Tickets will be available Friday, December 1 at 10 AM ET! https://t.co/15j9455ArQ— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) November 14, 2017 Videos Articles Google+ Videos Articles Xavier Woods Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Pinterest Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Triple H Now Playing Up Next 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Now Playing Up Next The Miz Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Jim Cornette will be color commentator for brand new NWA studio wrestling serieslast_img read more

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Oregon oil train bill sent back to committee after criticism

first_imgPORTLAND — State lawmakers sent a proposed oil train safety bill back for more work Friday after growing concerns that an amendment favoring the railroad industry had watered down key provisions on public oversight and financial accountability.The Oregon House was prepared to vote on House Bill 2131, but Rep. Barbara Smith Warner, a Democrat from Portland, made a surprise motion to send the proposed legislation back to the Joint Ways and Means committee for changes. The move came after environmental groups and residents of the Columbia River Gorge raised concerns about an amendment they felt neutered the state’s ability to police the railroads that run oil trains through communities.The bill was crafted at the start of the legislative session to address safety concerns after an oil train derailment near the small Columbia River Gorge town of Mosier sparked a fire near an elementary school that took hours to put out. Oil trains run continuously along tracks that parallel the Columbia River and pass through Mosier and other small communities.The bill was amended in May. Critics said the changes compromised transparency and public safety for the benefit of the rail industry.“Our intention was not to hide oil train safety plans from the public,” Smith Warner said before the vote on the motion. “This has been a complicated path, a long negotiation, and despite that there are times when the need for good policy overrides the need for consensus.”The railroad industry says making information about oil train routes and plans for a potential spill public would endanger national security by identifying where the easily identifiable, mile-long trains move. Smith Warner said Friday that the proposed bill had been crafted in a way that would help it survive legal challenges.last_img read more

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The Evolution of Fulfillment

first_imgWhen you dive into the way the digital edition and app economy works for publishers, you can’t avoid the irony of the big digital newsstand and storefronts of Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Zinio, Next Issue Media, et al. The brand power of those operations is simply too good to refuse, and for many publishers, digital single-copy sales from these sources has been a boon. Yet, we all know about the data and revenue sharing frustrations that come along with some of those partnerships and in the meantime, publishers continue to look for ways to take their digital wares direct to the customer. Here’s where the fulfillment companies have been stepping into the void.The challenge here is not so much the technology—the bureaus are cracking that code—but turning around the battleship of consumer habits and Apple brand power.On the tech side, for example, fulfillment providers like Hallmark, ESP, Cambey & West, Palm Coast Data, CDS Global and others are all building APIs and dedicated platforms to collect customer data and organize it, no matter the source or whether it’s directly fulfilled by the bureau or not.CDS Global, for example, is getting ready to launch what it’s calling eEditions—a reporting platform that aims to collect and standardize customer and order information from a variety of digital storefronts. Changing Habits Is DifficultAt Palm Coast Data, its partnership with Bonnier and the Mag+ platform has created an entitlements system that’s designed to address print and digital bundling models. And, as in many instances when new technology meets consumer culture, the results so far are good on the tech side, but not so great on the business side. “The only big disappointment has been the volume has not been as large as we anticipated,” says Bob Cohn, Bonnier Corp.’s consumer marketing director.Cohn says the four brands that are currently on PCD’s entitlement platform are still selling 95 percent of their volume through the App Store and the rest through PCD. The lesson here is customers have had a couple years’ head start on buying digital magazines on other ecommerce platforms. Publishers have to wean them off of that and onto a platform where the revenue isn’t compromised, and, importantly, they can capture data that allows more flexibility to promote to customers, see where they came from and how they got onto the file.last_img read more

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Plan for Regional Park at Concord Site Takes Shape

first_imgA 2,600-acre park at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station in northern California would include a 24-mile network of paved and natural surface trails, preserve wildlife habitat and provide multiple opportunities to learn about the installation’s past, under a proposed plan for the regional park.Concord Hills Regional Park — which will include grasslands, wildflower fields, rolling hills, oak trees and wetlands — is one component of the larger reuse plan the city of Concord adopted for the inland portion of the weapons station.Residents stressed the need for trails, passive recreation opportunities, resource conservation, wildlife protection and habitat restoration during two public workshops held last year, reported the Contra Costa Times. The new trails will connect to two neighboring paths, and possibly link to a regional preserve and Mt. Diablo State Park.“What we did was took a look at what was existing out there; quite an extensive network of paved roadways, rail lines and dirt access roads,” said Brian Holt, park district principal planner.One local nonprofit underscored the need to ensure the park’s trails connect to surrounding neighborhoods and public transportation, particularly the North Concord/Martinez BART station.“The more parks that you can BART and bike to, the happier we are,” said Cynthia Armour, project manager for Bike East Bay.The park district also is looking for creative ways to reuse about 30 concrete munitions storage magazines scattered across the property, Holt said. Suggested uses include event rentals, art exhibits, camping and a hostel, according to the story.The park district also is working with the National Park Service to develop a joint visitor center for the National Port Chicago Naval Magazine Memorial, which is at Military Ocean Terminal Concord, an active Army facility located on what had been considered the tidal portion of the naval weapons station. The waterfront memorial honors the 320 sailors and civilians killed in an explosion at the Port Chicago naval munitions base in 1944, the deadliest homefront accident of World War II. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dave Robertson Gets Legislation Passed Had Best Mentor

first_imgDear Editor,Last week Governor Baker signed S.2632, An act relative to veteran’s benefits, rights, appreciation, validation and enforcement (The Brave Act).  Dave Robertson played a large part in getting this bill enacted.  Starting over 4 years ago at the monthly evening office hours for Rep. Miceli at the Wilmington Town Hall, Dave listened, researched, and collaborated with the legislature legal team, and Rep. Miceli to write part of this legislation, specifically Section 5.  This part of the new law acknowledges the Commissioned Officers of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as veterans in Massachusetts.  This places Massachusetts in line with the Federal recognition of USPHS/NOAA officers as veterans and provides parity with many other states.I have worked closely with Dave Robertson on this issue over the past 4 years,  and can attest to his professionalism and attention to detail during many phone calls, strategy sessions and meetings at the state house with other legislators to move this issue forward.  Dave Robertson has been Rep. Miceli’s right hand man during the last several years, as anyone with a problem or issue in town knows.  His mentorship by Rep. Miceli, who well represented the Wilmington area for over the 35 years I have lived in town, provided an incredible on the job training and a strong background for Dave to work in the complex Massachusetts legislative system.Thank you Rep. Miceli for filing and supporting this legislation and for all you did for the people of Wilmington and Tewksbury for so many years.  May you rest in peace.Thank you Dave Robertson for all the work you did to get this legislation enacted and signed into law.  Your enthusiasm for helping people is well suited for your chosen career in public service.I urge every resident to support this talented, dedicated, hardworking professional to continue in his successful work as the state representative for Wilmington and Tewksbury.   Please vote for Dave Robertson in the primary on September 4 and the general election on November 6.Thank you,Mary Aruda, PhD, APRNLike 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… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dave Robertson Is The Right Choice To Succeed Jim MiceliIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Former Wilmington Selectman Frank West Endorses Dave Robertson For State RepIn “Government”ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL: Robertson & Gordon Endorse Ed Markey With Possible Kennedy Showdown LoomingIn “Government”last_img read more

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Workers Named in Gilmor Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Suspended From Jobs

first_imgThe two maintenance workers named in a lawsuit against the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) over sexual harassment at Gilmor Homes were suspended Oct. 9, according to union sources.Maintenance supervisor Clinton Coleman, and maintenance worker Michael Robertson were both accused of sexually harassing, and, in certain instances, coercing sexual favors from female residents in exchange for conducting necessary repairs, according to a lawsuit filed against HABC by seven women at the end of September.The two men have now been suspended by the Housing Authority, according to two officials with a union representing HABC maintenance employees.It is unclear whether the two men have been suspended with or without pay. An email requesting confirmation from HABC was not immediately returned. However, HABC has a policy against commenting publicly about personnel matters.If past experience is any measure, the two are unlikely to be receiving pay during their suspensions, said one union official.“Normally the housing authority, they’re going to suspend you without pay, you’re going to have to fight to get [pay],” said the official.HABC has been conducting an investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment and coercion at Gilmor Homes since August, according to past email communications between the AFRO and Tania Baker, deputy director of communications for Baltimore Housing, the umbrella agency which houses the HABC.last_img read more

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