Gophers rout Wisconsin in a sweep

first_img“Our team did a real good job of keeping them to the perimeter, making my job easier,” goaltender Mat Robson told reporters. “I feel like they made me look really good all weekend.”Robson got his fifth consecutive start in net for the Gophers Saturday. He faced 24 shots and allowed one goal, while Friday he faced 40 shots and allowed two goals.The game was riddled with penalties — seven power plays for each team. Minnesota has had difficulty converting on the power play this season, with only 17 goals with the extra man coming into the game, but this matchup was different.Ramsey scored on the power play, a unit he is not usually on. Lucia credited that to his effort on the penalty kill that stopped all seven of Wisconsin’s power play chances.“We had some good looks tonight,” Lucia told the Gopher Radio Network. “It was nice to see [Jack] Ramsey get rewarded for all the dirty work that those guys do during the game with the penalty kill.”Minnesota earned another three points Saturday, which brought them to 29. The team also went ahead of Wisconsin for home-ice advantage.Notre Dame, Ohio State and Michigan are all ahead of the Gophers in the conference standings. The Wolverines have 32 points, close enough for Minnesota to get even in points with one victory.“The guys were ready at warmups,” Lucia told the Gopher Radio Network. “We talked about the importance of this weekend, the importance of this game tonight, a chance to leave here ahead of Wisconsin.” Gophers rout Wisconsin in a sweepMinnesota’s offense scored seven goals Saturday night.Ellen Schmidt, Daily File PhotoTyler Sheehy, left, and Rem Pitlick, right, watch a play unfold at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Feb. 4, 2017. Drew CoveFebruary 11, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintPaul Bunyan’s Axe might have gone back to the Badgers after they shutout the Gophers in football, but the men’s hockey team managed to score seven against Wisconsin on the ice.No. 12 Minnesota (18-13-1, 9-10-1 Big Ten) dominated No. 17 Wisconsin (14-15-3, 8-11-2-1 Big Ten) in a 7-1 offensive explosion-victory Saturday for the coveted fourth spot in the Big Ten standings.“We talked about the playoffs had begun for us,” head coach Don Lucia told the Gopher Radio Network. “We’ll have a chance at home-ice and this was a critical two-game segment for us.”The offense for Minnesota has struggled to produce much of the season, but Saturday, it came alive to score seven goals on the Badgers, a season-high goal total for the team.Forward Rem Pitlick — goalless in the past 12 games — scored two goals, including one where he batted a puck out of mid-air. On top of Pitlick’s offensive resurgence, another name that has been quiet on the scoresheet this season came back and scored a goal for the first time in months.Forward Leon Bristedt scored 20 goals two seasons ago for the Gophers, but had only three coming into Saturday’s game. He scored his fourth goal of the season in the victory, which marked the first time he scored an empty-net goal since a game in late December against Army. The last goal he scored that wasn’t an empty-netter was on Nov. 4 against Michigan State.It didn’t take long for the Gophers to get back into their offensive stride. Just 1:07 into the game, Bristedt’s goal opened the scoring. Minnesota wasn’t done there, though. The Gophers scored two more in the first period alone, including the eventual game-winner from Brent Gates Jr.Another forward who is enjoying a resurgence on the scoreboard is captain Tyler Sheehy. He added a goal Saturday, and he ended the weekend series with three goals in two games.Besides the scoring prowess returning to Minnesota’s lineup, the defense kept the gates closed for Wisconsin’s offense. The Gophers scored 11 goals in the two games, while the Badgers scored just three.last_img read more

How to Find Open Calls for Speakers for Conferences

first_imgAfter attending many conferences over the years, you’ve decided you want to be a conference speaker. Congratulations!Speaking at a conference is a great way to share your knowledge, lessons learned, and expertise. You’ll have unique opportunities to meet and connect with other conference speakers. And generally, you’ll attend the conference for free. You’ll also meet a lot of conference attendees and become better known in your field. Which can lead to more speaking opportunities, as well as career opportunities.You’ve identified your topic and written an outline of your presentation.But, where do you look to find conference calls for speakers? And how do you find out if the conference is one you want to speak at? Local MeetupsThe first place to learn about conferences is local meetups. The number of local meetups has increased tremendously over the past few years, due to the ease of organizing events through online sites like Meetup and Eventbrite. Join the local meetup if you’re not already a member. They’re an excellent way to meet fellow colleagues and stay current in your field. And they offer an opportunity for you to speak on your topic in a comfortable setting. Establishing yourself as a local speaker will go far in becoming better known for your knowledge and expertise. Let members know you’re interested in speaking at a conference. Conference organizers will often invite people they know, or know about through their network. Also, the local meetup leaders and fellow members are great sources of information about conferences. They may have attended or spoken at a conference, and can share first-hand information about it.You can discover whether the conference is a good match for your topic, what conference organizers expect in talk proposals, and demographics for the attendees. If meetup members have been turned down for conference proposals, they may be able to share information on why the proposal wasn’t accepted. Good conference organizers will follow up with speakers and offer suggestions for improving the talk proposal the next year.LanyrdHow would you like one online site to learn about past and current conferences, their speakers, and find out about call for proposals? Lanyrd is a social professional events directory I wrote about earlier this year. It’s the one place I recommend for anyone who wants to organize, attend, or speak at a conference. I’ve been using Lanyrd for years, adding conference information, session and speaker updates, as well as links to conference slides, videos, writeups, blog posts, and photos.What’s not so well known about Lanyrd, is its Calls for participation section. The section isn’t easy to find, though I’m not sure why. It’s a great resource for anyone looking for conference calls for proposals, workshops, exhibitors, and more.In Calls for participation, you can search for conferences by field (think biology, user experience, content strategy, project management) and narrow your search by geographic area (by city, state, or country). Conference organizers add the call for proposals on Lanyrd, including information about the speaking opportunity, process, compensation (if any), cost to attend conference as a speaker (often free), and deadline.Note: Based on my experience, I’ve noticed conference organizers are usually good about describing the speaking opportunities and all their details, but forget to add the conference topics on Lanyrd. It may take some additional work on your part in Lanyrd’s call for participation search to locate a conference for your field. How have you found out about conference calls for speakers? Have you found out about calls through local meetups or Lanyrd? Let me know in the comments what you’ve found most helpful.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedOn Speaking and PresentationsI didn’t realize how many speaking posts I’ve written until one of my blog readers sent me a thank you note this weekend. Thank you, Deborah, these are helpful tips for learning about speaking opportunities, she wrote. I noticed you’ve written several speaking posts this year. Do you have them…In “Conference”Speaking at Local Events vs. National ConferencesMy husband tells me to get over it. I continue to be surprised by people who reply to me they’re “too busy” to speak at local events or Meetup groups. However, they find time to travel out of state to speak at regional and national conferences. What am I missing?…In “Miscellaneous”WordSesh 4: Growing Your WordPress MeetupAt last week’s WordSesh 4 virtual online conference on WordPress, Dee Teal spoke about WordPress meetup organizing, how to grow your meetup and improve the experience for everyone. Here are my notes: Using Typically, is the first place people will visit to learn about your WordPress meetup. Craft…In “WordPress”last_img read more

AT&T hooks up Biotricity for medical device data work

first_imgHow Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Biotricity has selected AT&T as its prefered network partner, providing the wireless carrier entry into the medical market.AT&T has a pilot program in place that provides Biotricity with “near real-time connectivity for data transmission.” That will expand to a full program later this year, when Biotricity launches its first wearable.See Also: IoT revenues up 15%; cloud computing a big driverBioflux, the name of the wearable, enables physicians to diagnose cardiovascular and coronary heart disease (CVD and CHD) by monitoring the person for 30 days and sending results back in real-time.Having the system send back data in real-time is important, as it may inform physicians or doctors that the patient is in cardiac distress.Biotricity also plans a new wearableBiotricity also plans to sell Biolife, a personal wearable for people to track heart-rhythm, respiration, calories, temperature, physical activity, and other measurements. Users will receive support from physicians, but its unclear if data will be sent in real-time to a physician.“For medical device manufacturers to successfully enter and establish themselves in the new connected healthcare industry, it is imperative that they look beyond traditional forms of technological innovation,” said Biotricity founder and CEO Waqaas Al-Siddiq. “IoT, for example, would be an avenue for consideration. Medical device manufacturers are uniquely positioned to be successful in this market, as they have a profound understanding of the regulatory process, critical applications, and patient risk.”Biotricity is attempting to hit two surging markets, IoT and personal healthcare, at the same time. It has went through the regulatory process of getting the device approved by the FDA as well, something traditional tech firms like Apple and Fitbit have struggle with in the past.The question now is can Biotricity win over physicians and consumers, the former may be inclined to stick with current methods, the latter may be happy enough with their Fitbit or Apple Watch health services. David Curry Related Posts FDA Extends Collaboration on Living Heart Proje…center_img Tags:#AT&T#biometric#Biotricity#health#Internet of Things#IoT#medical#networking 8 Unusual Ideas for a Dentistry Business Can IoT Bridge The Gaps In Modern Mental Health…last_img read more

Debutants’ ball: No less than 315 MPs are first-timers in this Lok Sabha

first_imgFirst-time MPsI don’t know. I have no clue why it happens.” That’s 33-year-old Anupriya Patel’s reply when asked what her advice to PrimeMinister Narendra Modi to curbinflation would be. The first-timeMP from Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, has no pretensions of being a politician despite being Apna Dal founder Sone Lal Patel’s,First-time MPsI don’t know. I have no clue why it happens.” That’s 33-year-old Anupriya Patel’s reply when asked what her advice to PrimeMinister Narendra Modi to curbinflation would be. The first-timeMP from Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, has no pretensions of being a politician despite being Apna Dal founder Sone Lal Patel’s daughter. Room no. 1401 at Delhi’s Ashok Hotel, where she is staying, is chock-a-block with supporters but that doesn’t stop Anupriya from admitting that she hates being surrounded by people 24×7. “If I become a minister tomorrow, this crowd will swell. I’ll have new-found relatives.” She also admires Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav for his ability to remember every party worker’s name and face; this, despite regular tiffs with the government led by his son, Akhilesh Yadav.Apna Dal is a BJP ally but Anupriya says “these people are mad” when asked about Sangh Parivar affiliates Bajrang Dal and Sri Ram Sene. She even claims she is against arranged marriages and supports live-in relationships, even if she herself took the traditional route. The psychology graduate from Delhi’s Lady Shri Ram College, however, has her task cut out as an MP. “My two priorities are setting up a university and a super-specialty hospital. Then I want to provide housing, drinking water and sanitation to tribals in my constituency.”Fresh facesOne of the 315 MPs who have entered the Lok Sabha for the first time in 2014, Anupriya represents a new breed of politicians who are ambitious, goal-oriented and outspoken. From Congress’s Sushmita Dev, who admits to having used money, political patronage and muscle power for electoral success, to Nationalist Congress Party’s Mohammad Faizal, who rubbishes the perception that Modi is anti-Muslim, to Babul Supriyo, who dismisses politician’s white kurtapyjama as mere symbolism, the 16th Lok Sabha’s ‘freshers’ epitomise the young and restless India which believes in performance over posturing.”Today, people demand instant results,” says Lakshadweep MP Faizal, 38, who defeated Hamdullah Sayeed, son of veteran Congress leader P.M. Sayeed. Faizal, an MBA from Calicut University, is already working on a tourism promotion model aimed at generating employment in the 11 islands and plans to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lakshadweep to showcase its potential.advertisementFor Nizamnagar MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha, 36, daughter of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao, representing a newborn state brings with it immense responsibility. During campaigning, she had released a personal manifesto for her constituency apart from the party manifesto. “I have to deliver everything I promised,” says the BTech graduate from Hyderabad’s Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University.Daughter of Assam Congress veteran Santosh Mohan Dev, Sushmita, 41, considers politics to be a means and not an end. “I will leave politics the day I feel I have failed in my job,” says the lawyer-turned politician, an alumnus of Miranda House in Delhi.Nearly half of the 60 newcomers under 40 belong to political families. But they aren’t ready to accept that fact as the primary catalyst for their success. “Political patronage perhaps helps in getting a ticket but to earn votes, you must work at the grassroots. I visited all 436 villages in my constituency while others could not touch even 200,” says Dushyant Chautala, 26, the youngest-ever Lok Sabha member.Dynasty never diesThe Indian National Lok Dal MP from Hisar, who is the grandson of former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, has scripted a family revival of sorts with his win after his father Ajay Singh Chautala and grandfather were jailed last year on corruption charges. Dushyant points to the other MP from his party, Charanjeet Singh, who won from Sirsa, as an example of a rank outsider making it big in polls. “He doesn’t have a political background. He joined politics at 21 and worked his way up to become an MP at 36.” He finds support from TRS MP from Peddapalli, Suman Balka, 31, an Osmania University student, who was part of the long agitation for the creation of Telangana. “If you work for a cause, opportunities will come your way. I got a ticket for my commitment to the people,” says Balka, who ticked off a security guard in Parliament for asking if he belonged to Andhra Pradesh. “It’s Telangana.”Young bloodAnother dynast, Chirag Paswan, 32, son of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan, believes political patronage can at times be a liability. “There are several instances of those with money and patronage being pushed into oblivion,” he says. The BTech dropout decided to join politics in 2011 after seeing immigrants from Bihar “being subjected to humiliation” in Mumbai, where he attempted- without much success-a foray into Bollywood as an actor. He is seen as one of the prime movers behind LJP’s coup in stitching an alliance with BJP and winning all the six Lok Sabha seats it contested-including Jamui, where Chirag defeated Speaker of the Bihar Assembly, Udai Narain Choudhary. BJP’s Nandurbar MP Heena Gavit, 26, a medical student who sat for her MD exams after the polls, says that being the daughter of Vijaykumar Gavit, who represented the constituency four times, certainly helped, but intent, a willingness to work for the poor and dedication were key to her success in unseating ninetime Congress MP Manikrao Gavit by a margin of over 1 lakh votes.Outsiders get a look-inadvertisementOlympic gold medallist shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, 44, feels joining politics was a natural progression from his military and sports background. The BJP Lok Sabha MP from Jaipur Rural says it’s important for good people to join the nation’s decision-making process. “If we don’t occupy them, others will.” Like Rathore, Priyanka Singh Rawat, who has an MA in political science from Rohilkhand University, Uttar Pradesh, entered politics because she believes educated people can serve society more responsibly and with greater impact. “I always wanted to do something for the country and realised politics is the best platform,” says the 28-year-old BJP MP who beat Congress stalwart P.L. Punia by a margin of more than 2 lakh votes in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh.Betting on a new startDr. Dharam Vira Gandhi, 62, one of the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) four winning candidates from Punjab, attributes his success to the ability to connect with people. Of three-time MP Preneet Kaur, Union minister in the UPA regime, the Patiala physician says, “She failed to calculate the impact of my ground-level connect with people over the past decade.” Gandhi happily waives his consultation fee for the scores of brick kiln workers and hand-to-mouth farm labourers who queue up each day outside his modest clinic in Sukh Enclave, not far from Kaur’s plush address, the Moti Bagh Palace. He plans to keep working at the Gandhi Heart Clinic: “Parliament works for a maximum of three months each year. The rest will be for my patients and the people.”Most of the newcomers, cutting across party lines, feel that corruption cannot be weeded out by mere legislation. Several even blame the system for forcing politicians to turn corrupt. “The change must come from people and not politicians,” says Sushmita. Dushyant recounts how every village today demands money from politicians to hold various sports tournaments.Kavitha, however, believes that politicians have to play a bigger role in rooting out corruption. “We (TRS) don’t want our state to get into what India as a nation has been suffering for so many years. We as leaders have the responsibility to play the role of watchdogs,” says Kavitha. Sociologist Dipankar Gupta says AAP, despite its poor show at the hustings, has provided and model and structure for good people to join and succeed in politics. “AAP’s success was inspiring. The voter must support a candidate who promises development instead of one who offers free alcohol,” agrees Sushmita.advertisementBJP’s Karnataka MPs, Bhagavanta Khuba, 47, and Pratap Simha, 37, feel their victories represent the change Sushmita wants-both won without big money or political muscle. Now, they hope for a change in the culture of political parties. “Parties operate like the mafia. Most are fiercely clannish. As a result, even the brightest aspirants are kept out of politics,” says Simha, who has a master’s in journalism from Mangalore University.Leading from the frontThe new brigade is determined not to repeat the terrible performance of MPs in the 15th Lok Sabha: Over 74 bills were left pending as the House spent only 13 per cent of the allotted time in legislation, Parliament’s primary mandate. They also hope that uproarious scenes-from members coming to blows to pepper spray being brandished-which typified parliamentary proceedings in recent times are a thing of the past. “It will be our collective responsibility to see that such things don’t happen. We are here to discuss, debate and get our job done,” says Bollywood singer Babul Supriyo, 44, who secured on a BJP ticket from Asansol in West Bengal.Dushyant believes that unlike the last Lok Sabha, it’s not a divided house, so the Government will not face much trouble in passing legislation. “The challenge for the Government is to get the Opposition’s voice heard in the Lok Sabha and ensure bills are not stalled in Rajya Sabha.”Dipankar Gupta plays down the surfeit of young parliamentarians, pointing out that the 1980s saw resurgence of leaders such as Chandra Sekhar but there were no dramatic change to Indian politics. Gupta feels that the performance of first-time MPs, irrespective of party affiliation, will depend on the leadership of Prime Minister Modi. “He must bring in the changes as he has a clear and decisive mandate. The younger politicians will certainly follow. I see no reason why that can not happen,” he says. “I don’t have much hope from those who come from political families. But the selfmade are often the most hard-working.Moreover, MPs from regional parties, despite their language barrier, try to articulate their views more often in Parliament than those from national parties,” says Nani Gopal Mahanta, who teaches political science at Gauhati University.Whether or not these ‘freshers’ usher in a new era in Parliament, what India wants is less talk, more action. “I don’t want to give a bhashan (lecture) on something I don’t know. I would rather focus on something I can do,” says Kavitha, as if on cue. She should. The nation will be watching.Followthe writer on Twitter @KDscribeWith inputs from Santosh Kumar, Asit Jolly, Rajeev P.I., M.G. Arun, Amitabh Srivastava To read more, get your copy of India Today here.last_img read more

a month ago​Pochettino has no problems with Tottenham fans criticism

first_img​Pochettino has no problems with Tottenham fans criticismby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says “the fans are right to criticise” after their poor start to the season.Spurs have eight points from six Premier League matches and were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Colchester United on Tuesday.Tottenham reached the Champions League final and finished fourth in the league last season.”If we don’t get the results that people expect, we need to accept the criticism,” said Pochettino”For nearly five years it was all praise for Tottenham. Now, if we deserve to be criticised, we need to accept that.”Sometimes critics can make you realise you need to wake up,” said Argentine Pochettino.”Damage has happened that we need to fix. We are, at the moment, fixing problems to try to be better and get the results we expect.”We’re not so far away. Our performances are not as bad as the feeling creates. I’m sure that we are going to start to win games, but we need to find the solution.” TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Shopify confident on pot ecommerce because cannabis isnt Kylie Cosmetics

first_imgTORONTO – Shopify Inc.’s vice president is “very confident” that the first day of recreational pot sales in Canada will be smooth on websites backed by its software because “cannabis isn’t Kylie Cosmetics.”While pot demand may be high on Oct. 17, it is unlikely to exceed the tens of thousands of orders of Lip Kits per minute on Kylie Jenner’s company website, which uses Shopify, said the Ottawa-based e-commerce company’s vice president and general manager Loren Padelford.“These stores are going to get hit hard, and there’s going to be a lot of people browsing… If this is bigger than a Kylie Lip Kit drop, I think that’s going to surprise everybody,” he said.When Canada legalizes cannabis for adult use on Oct. 17, age of majority consumers will be able to purchase certain marijuana products in some stores, but the vast majority of sales will be online.For example, Ontario will not have any brick-and-mortar cannabis retail stores until next spring after the Progressive Conservative government changed the distribution model from government-run outlets to private retailers. In British Columbia, there will only be one physical store ready in Kamloops, B.C.Ontario, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island — where online sales of cannabis will go through government portals — as well as some private retailers in other provinces, are using Shopify for their e-commerce websites.The company has spent months preparing for the first day of legal pot for adult use with the provincial entities and retailers using its e-commerce software, Padelford said.The technology company has conducted a “tremendous” amount of testing on these cannabis stores, including mock checkouts, and will continue preparing until the sites go live at 12:01 a.m.The portals will be largely similar to online shopping for other products, but there will be age-verification components and the cannabis sales portals will have educational information for consumers, he said.Also, similar to online sales of alcohol in some provinces, there will be identification-checking and signatures needed upon delivery, and no unattended packages will be left at buyers’ doors.Protocols will also be in place to protect buyers’ personal data, such as encryption and data storage requirements depending on the province’s privacy law, he added.“There’s lots of attention being paid to the security of the data and ensuring that people’s private information isn’t shareable or easily accessed,” Padelford said.Data privacy concerns in connection with cannabis have been heightened in light of recent comments from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency that marijuana users as well as those who work in the legal industry may face additional scrutiny when heading south of the border, where the drug remains federally illegal.Meanwhile, the cannabis industry globally represents an opportunity for Shopify, as more countries warm up to the drug for medicinal and recreational purposes.“This is really a global story right now. And we’re already working with international customers like Jamaica… We’re going to be excited on the 17th, but that’s just the beginning of how this market will go. We really think Canada is going to be the benchmark for the world.”Companies in this story: (TSX:SHOP)last_img read more

Kesari Phirni

first_imgIngredients Rice 75 gm Milk 300 ml Caster Sugar 30 gm Saffron few strands Green Cardamom Powder a pinch Rose Water few drops Slivered Almonds & Pistachios to garnish Silver Foil & Rose Petals to garnishPreparation Soak the saffron strands in a tsp of warm milk. Soak the rice in water for about one hour. Drain the water and grind it to a paste (should not be too coarse). In a heavy-bottomed pan, combine milk, sugar and the rice paste together and boil. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes until the mixture is creamy and thick and coats the back of a spoon. Add the saffron and cardamom and mix well. Remove from heat. Add the rose water and mix well. Refrigerate for around 2 hours until chilled and set. Garnish with slivered nuts, silver foil, rose petals and serve.(Courtesy: The Taj City Centre, Gurugram)last_img read more

Jerry Sandusky Will Speak At Sentencing On Tuesday

Lawyer Joe Amendola with Jerry Sandusky.Jerry Sandusky, convicted child molester, will make a statement at his sentencing hearing Tuesday, according to his lawyer, Joe Amendola.Amendola said, “It’s as certain as certain can be” that the former Penn State assistant football coach will address Judge John Cleland and profess his innocence before he is sentenced on 45 counts of child sexual abuse.Nobody else is expected to speak on Sandusky’s behalf during the sentencing hearing Tuesday in Bellefonte, Amendola said.“What I anticipate he’ll say is that he’s innocent,” Amendola said outside the courthouse.The attorney said others, including Sandusky’s wife, have submitted letters on his behalf and that Dottie Sandusky stands by her husband and will attend the sentencing.“He’s going to fight for a new trial,” Amendola said. He said “the important thing” about sentencing for the defense “is it starts the appellate process.”Last week, jurors in Sandusky’s trial said they wished Sandusky is imprisoned for life.Gayle Barnes, a homemaker and former school district employee, said she thinks a lot about the victims, particularly the eight who testified against Sandusky and provided what she considers the critical evidence of guilt. She said he deserves life in prison.“I do still feel good, what we as jurors did,” Barnes said. “I didn’t go there saying off the bat he’s guilty. I needed to listen to every single thing that was said.”Barnes said she has been in touch with a fifth juror and an alternate juror who also plan to attend the sentencing.High school science teacher Joshua Harper, who has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Penn State, said that he takes pride in having served on the jury, and that the guilty verdict was not a close call. He wants Sandusky “put away for the rest of his life, really.”“This is what prisons are for, you know,” Harper said. “I mean, I don’t think you let a guy loose like that.”He also felt the victim testimony was pivotal.“It was such a consistent pattern of behavior,” Harper said. “It was just so solid. The defense was just so thin. There was no evidence that these kids were lying. Even the minor inconsistencies that the defense tried to bring up — and did bring up — that made it more convincing.” read more

Government Strongly Advise Turks Islanders Should Not Travel 5 West African Countries

first_img Recommended for you Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Oct 2014 – Turks and Caicos Islanders should not travel five West African countries because the government is strongly advising against it… you may find yourself unable to reenter the territory if you do. The government this morning issued a travel advisory around 8:30am which likely takes immediate effect… nations named were: Liberia, Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. No change on how long you could be quarantined; still 21 days according to the Minister of Health, Porsha Smith. Who explained, “We have been monitoring movements globally, and note that each day additional cases of Ebola are identified in various countries. We are not isolated from the world; therefore TCIG has issued a travel advisory as a precautionary measure.” The Turks and Caicos remains Ebola free.Questions arising now about how much influence the Premier has over his Cabinet as yet again, members of the governing side went MIA during voting on critical legislation. MM has confirmed that the Immigration Bill 2014 failed to get a second reading yesterday because both Minister of Health Porsha Smith and Minister of Government Support Services George Lightbourne were not in the House of Assembly during voting. The PDM with its eight NOs edged out the PNPs seven YESes. The governor’s appointed members abstained from voting. Minister Don Hue Gardiner who presented the bill for a second reading was encouraged to seek consultation. TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Related Items:donhue gardiner, george lightbourne, guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Pdm, pnp, Portia smith, Senegal, Sierra Leone, tci government Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’last_img read more

Gracia believes Watford deserved to win

first_imgWatford manager Javi Gracia says they deserved more than a point in their 2-2 draw against Everton at Goodison Park on Monday.Watford were heading to their first win in six matches, but a late Lucas Digne free-kick denied them all three points and left Gracia gutted after the game.“I prefer to speak about the performance of our team. We had a very good performance, we scored two goals and we played much better in the second half,” Gracia told Sky Sports.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I think today we deserved a better result. As everyone can see, the team is full of confidence and I am proud of all of them.“We can always take positives. For me, it’s most important I can see in training and all our performances that the players have a strong mentality.“I don’t know when it will be but I hope that soon we will be able to get better results.”last_img read more