Iceland’s Bárðarbunga volcano has had a short eruption that sent steam into the air, but officials have lifted air flight restrictions now that the activity has stopped, Reuters is reporting.An eruption that began at about midnight local time in a fissure in a lava field ended about 4 hours later, government officials said in a statement. Iceland’s weather office initially raised the aviation alert status to red, which imposes certain flight restrictions in the area. It returned the status to orange, however, after no extensive ash was observed. Flights in the area are now allowed.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)“The eruption occurred on an old volcanic fissure on the Holuhraun lava field, about 5 km north of the Dyngjujökull ice margin,” according to a daily status report released earlier today by the Icelandic Meteorological Office and the University of Iceland’s Institute of Earth Sciences. “The active fissure was about 600 m in length.” Within hours the eruption had stopped, and officials were reporting that “aerial observations by the Icelandic Coastguard show that only steam is rising from the site.” Researchers are continuing to monitor the situation.Meanwhile, there’s another—and showier—eruption occurring in Papua New Guinea, according to Vox.
Once known as the pub capital of India, Bangalore is now earning a bad name for a racist policy that bars the entry of African nationals into pubs across the city. The Karnataka capital was one of the first cities in the country to have a thriving pub culture. In fact, it is still known for its rocking nightlife. But its reputation has taken a serious hit with pubs and restaurants across the city coming up with a bizarre racist diktat denying entry to African nationals. Pub owners say they have taken the step for security reasons. However, African nationals have been crying foul alleging it was purely because of discrimination. Samal Hakim, a Sudanese student, said, “We are feeling bad. When we want to go to some places they say ‘no, you Africans are not allowed here’. But what can we say, this is not our country. We are just foreigners.” Another Sudanese student Amin said, “I have come across these instances many times but I don’t want to say anything.” There are many like these Sudanese students who were humiliated and discriminated against. But the city’s pub owners insisted there was no prejudice behind banning the entry of African nationals. They cited security concerns as the reason for the racist order. Sanjay Raj, marketing head of Extreme Sports Bar, said, “We have to ensure that safety comes first. We had a bunch of 19 Afro-Americans who were there to party. They had a fight amongst themselves and started beating up the women who accompanied them. We have to ensure the safety of the customers and take precautions accordingly.” Several foreign nationals have been arrested recently for peddling drugs in Bangalore. Habitual offenders like Martin En Duke have been arrested thrice for the offence. Bangalore joint commissioner of police (crime) Alok Kumar said, “They have been habitual offenders. They have been carrying their operations for so many years. But in the last two-three years we have registered several cases against them.” While the managements of pubs and bars have put a diplomatic stand on the issue, the fact remains that several African nationals in the city complain about the acts of discrimination.advertisement
SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Google Philippines names new country director Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Mavericks top Cavaliers as Dirk Nowitzki closes on Wilt Chamberlain Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Garcia threw 406 total punches, and landed only 75 (18.5 percent). After landing 43 percent of his power punches his previous five fights, he was only 25 percent (54 of 218) on those against Spence.Garcia was fighting for the first time since unifying the IBF and WBC lightweight titles with a unanimous decision last July over Robert Easter in Los Angeles.“I was able to hold my own,” Garcia said. “We just went 12 rounds with a great welterweight champion. That’s a feat no one has done recently. I’m proud of what I was able to do. I have to go back and think about it. I will probably go back to lighter divisions but we’ll have to think about it.”Both fighters entered the arena to loud cheers and different kinds of music, with Spence following a local high school marching band. Garcia got plenty of support from the large number of Mexican fans at the fight.Chants of “Mikey! Mikey!” broke out in the second and third rounds, but those faded away as Spence kept punching and the crowd instead responded to hard shots — many more for the champion than the challenger.The fight was at midfield of AT&T Stadium, the massive billion-dollar home stadium of the favorite NFL team for both fighters. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was there along with several players, including quarterback Dak Prescott, as part of an announced crowd of 47,525.Jones and Prescott even stepped into the ring with Floyd Mayweather before the main event.Exactly nine months earlier, Jones and the Cowboys were also there when Spence won his second title defense in the 147-pound division. Spence stopped previously undefeated challenger Carlos Ocampo with a first-round knockout at the NFL team’s practice facility in Frisco, not far from his home in Desoto.Garcia grew up around Oxnard, California, where the Cowboys hold part of their preseason training camp each year.WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao was in the building and could be a future opponent for Spence. Pacquiao won two title bouts at the Cowboys’ stadium in 2010, when he beat Joshua Clottey for the WBO welterweight crown and later Antonio Margarito for vacant WBO super welterweight title. View comments LATEST STORIES Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event “He’s broken records here before, he’s a legend in the sport and it’d be my honor to fight him next,” Spence said of the 40-year-old Pacquiao, who wants to return to the ring in July. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mikey Garcia, left, takes a blow to the body from Errol Spence Jr. during the ninth round of the IBF welterweight championship boxing bout Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)ARLINGTON, Texas — Errol Spence Jr. had to go the distance to defend his IBF welterweight title for the third time. Still, the outcome was never in doubt for one of the world’s best pound-for-pound boxers.Spence unanimously outpointed previously undefeated challenger Mikey Garcia, a skilled boxer who moved up two weight classes for what he considered a legacy fight Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT “Throughout training camp, a lot of commentators thought he was too smart and I couldn’t box as well as him. I showed I can box and I can move my head if I want to,” Spence said. “The game is to be smart. It’s the sweet science. I had the size and reach advantage, so why not use it to take away the jab? It’s a weapon for me and it takes away one of his weapons.”Spence improved to 25-0 after all three judges awarded him every round. One card was 120-107, and the other two were 120-108.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsGarcia took a pounding but never went down. Obviously worn out, he spent the later rounds blocking punches instead of throwing them and was never able to find the opening for a fight-changing response.“My brother (trainer Robert Garcia) wanted to maybe stop the fight in the later rounds. He didn’t want to let me get hit more, but I told him I was fine and I tried to go out there and pull it off,” Garcia said. “I thought I could have landed one good shot to change everything, but I wasn’t able to land it.” Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other It was the first time Spence had to go the distance in his last 12 fights.Garcia, who moved up from 135 to 147 pounds in his attempt to become a five-division champion, lost for the first time in 40 pro fights.The hard-punching Spence landed 345 of the 1,082 punches (32 percent) he threw — both of those career highs. That included 237 of 464 (51 percent) of his power punches in his second title defense at home in North Texas in nine months.During one portion of the ninth round, Spence walked Garcia in a full circle around the ring while continually delivering blows.“The motivation fighting in front of my hometown crowd made me feel great,” Spence said. “These people have supported me since day one and I wanted to put on a good performance for all of them.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss
A shoulder dislocation usually occurs as a result of force to a joint. The bone is pushed out of the socket, which may cause damage to the surrounding ligaments, tendons, and nerves.Review Date:8/14/2011Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.
AdvertisementJamshedpur FC and ATK played out a 1-1 draw at the JRD Tata Sports Complex on Sunday. Sergio Cidoncha had given the home side the lead when Arindam Bhattacharya misjudged the trajectory of his free kick. Manuel Lanzarote restored parity for the away side when his in-swinging corner found the back of the net directly after Subhashish Roy Chowdhury failed to palm it away.Jamshedpur FC spilled points in their first home game (Credits-indiansuperleague.com)The Men of Steel started the game on a front foot with Soosairaj looking dangerous on the left wing. However, John Johnson and Gerson Viera held their ground firm to thwart away the resulting crosses.Jamshedpur FC got the first shot at glory at the 15th minute when Soosairaj dribbled past Aiborlang Khongjee and crossed in towards Cidoncha. The Spaniard’s shot, however, was straight at the goalkeeper who punched it away.Soosairaj looked menacing on the first half (credits- indiansuperleague.com)The home side finally managed to break the deadlock at the 35th minute when Cidoncha got fouled by Pronay Halder just outside the penalty box. The resultant free kick took an awkward bounce from the turf and surged above Arindam to reach the back of the net.However, the joy was short lived as Manuel Lanzarote leveled things up for ATK at the stroke of halftime. The Spaniard’s corner swung in dangerously, but Subhashish should have palmed it away. However, the ball, instead, glided sideways and made it to the top corner.Cesar Ferrando looked frustrated as his team had more shots on goal but failed to convert it. As a result, both the sides went into the halftime tunnel with level peggings.Unlike the frenetic pace of the first half, the game slowed down at the second half.Jamshedpur FC could have taken the lead again at the 62nd minute when Mario Arques’ inch-perfect long ball found Tim Cahill’s head. However, the Australian’s header from inside the six-yard box fell straight into the hands of Arindam.Subhashish Roy Chowdhury misjudges Lanzarote’s corner kick (Credits- indiansuperleague.com)Jamshedpur FC could have walked away with three points at the 93rd minute when Mario Arques rose highest to substitute Carlos Calvo’s cross. However, the Spaniard’s towering header sailed across the crossbar.Steve Coppell should consider himself lucky as his side escaped the Steel City with a point. Jamshedpur had a flurry of chances but miscued it on the final third.With this draw, Jamshedpur find themselves sitting at the second position thanks to superior goal difference over Kerala Blasters. ATK, on the other hand, sit on the seventh position with four points from four games.Advertisement
Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ This jewelry designer is also an architect “He’s not dead, guys,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry told reporters Friday, adding Williamson is in good spirits after apparently suffering the injury against San Antonio last Sunday.Williamson scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 123-114 victory over San Antonio.In the Vegas Summer League, Williamson played only nine minutes after bumping knees with another player but made a full recovery.Williamson also sprained his knee in his season at Duke University when his shoe came apart during a game.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UST eliminates NU from UAAP Final Four race New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) reacts after scoring a basket against the Utah Jazz during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. The Pelicans won 128-127. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)NBA rookie star Zion Williamson is expected to miss a span of weeks at the start of the season with a sore right knee, according to multiple reports Friday.The New Orleans Pelicans newcomer, the top pick in June’s NBA Draft, has already been benched for the club’s final pre-season contest Friday at New York, with ESPN and the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper saying more details will be known after the 19-year-old forward is examined over the next day or two.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Becoming his own man MOST READ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers The Pelicans play in the opening game of the new NBA season at defending champion Toronto on Tuesday, with Williamson’s NBA debut expected to be a star attraction.Instead, it’s being put on hold after a smashing pre-season run in which Williamson averaged 23.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists a game in four pre-season appearances for New Orleans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe reports say a major injury has been ruled out but the team wants to be cautious to ensure plenty of time for the teen star to recover.Williamson did not travel with the team to New York, staying in New Orleans to undergo evaluations and tests on his right knee over the next two days. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Mihail Aleksandrov stroked home from the penalty spot to Mihail Aleksandrov stroked home from the penalty spot to give the Bulgarians a shock lead in a very competitive-looking Group A. But the French stormed back with two goals from Kevin Gameiro — making his first international start in almost five years — in a convincing 4-1 win. “It was a perfect evening. We reacted well and then ran away with it,” Gameiro, back in favour at the age of 29, told TF1. I felt enormously proud and especially full of desire. Hard work pays off.” The Netherlands, who failed to make it to the Euros, top the group after they defeated Belarus 4-1 in Rotterdam. Quincy Promes grabbed a first-half brace for the Dutch. France travel to Amsterdam on Monday for a mouthwatering clash with the Netherlands. Under-achieving Belgium also enjoyed a fine home win, Eden Hazard scoring a beauty in the first period as they defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-0 to go top of Group H. European World Cup qualifying continues on Saturday, when England host minnows Malta at Wembley for interim manager Gareth Southgates first game in charge after the departure in disgrace of Sam Allardyce. AFP KHS KHS
The Premier League is back in a big way, but some it’s biggest stars weren’t. In fact, only one of the top 10 most-owned players in the Goal game was even involved in a goal (Salah) – which is is why we advise to find value for your team and not to always rely on your heaviest hitters.Also, following a trend from last season, defenders are offering fantastic value boasting six of the 10 highest scoring players this week. Only one forward made the cut this week and to see who that was, just keep reading. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! GK: Wayne Hennessey – Crystal Palace – 1 Game, 6 Saves, 1 Clean Sheet = 10 Points DF: Jeffrey Schlupp – Crystal Palace – 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Clean Sheet = 14 Points Coming in at just 0.68 per cent owned, it was Jeffrey Schlupp who was our Player of the Week in the first round of the Premier League season. He looks a good early out-of-position option as he played this match on the wing despite being listed a defender. That allowed him to be the only “defender” to both score and pick up a clean sheet. Next week’s matchup against Liverpool is a bit scary, but if he can hold onto his spot in the starting XI he may be worth owning in future.DF: Benjamin Mendy – Manchester City – 1 Game, 2 Assists, 1 Clean Sheet = 13 Points DF: Jose Holebas – Watford – 1 Game, 2 Assists, 1 Clean Sheet = 13 Points DF: Marcos Alonso – Chelsea – 1 Game, 1 Assist, 1 Clean Sheet = 10 Points DF: Andrew Robertson – Liverpool – 1 Game, 1 Assist, 1 Clean Sheet = 10 Points Robertson had a lot of Fantasy buzz heading into the season, and he backed it up well in MW1. His assist was a fantastic curled low cross to Salah which confirmed that the Scottish left back will continue to get forward and be a creative force this season. With improvements made in front of and behind the defence, Liverpool should concede fewer goals and pick up more clean sheets in 2018-19. As for Robertson, he’s starting to edge into must-own territory.MF: Sadio Mane – Liverpool – 1 Game, 2 Goals = 14 Points The big question coming into week one was if it was worth paying a premium for Salah, and then Mane pops up and steals his thunder. After the fact, it seems we always should have known that the Senegalese winger would have a big day considering he had scored in Liverpool’s last two opening fixtures as well. Most people already have three of Jurgen Klopp’s men in their team but, if you don’t for some reason, Mane looks a fantastic buy.MF: Roberto Pereyra – Watford – 1 Game, 2 Goals = 14 Points MF: Ruben Neves – Wolves – 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Assist = 11 Points MF: Paul Pogba – Manchester United – 1 Game, 1 Goal = 8 Points FWD: Richarlison – Everton – 1 Game, 2 Goals = 12 Points It was very rewarding to see Richarlison put in this kind of performance, having advocated for him for the last month or so. His first goal was a little lucky but the second was an exquisite curling effort that confirmed that he’s found his shooting boots once more. The Brazilian did pick up a calf injury during the match which dims things a little bit for his owners but he delivered in a big way this week so his ownership may still rise before week two. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Brian Charles Lara, popularly known as Brian Lara, one of the greatest batsmen to have ever played the game of cricket is celebrating his 48th birthday today.Brian Lara is a cricketing icon and as many have time and again said it, at his best he slayed the best bowling attacks in the world with utmost ease. If Sachin Tendulkar’s straight drives was a thing of beauty, Lara’s pull shot was extraordinary.In his glittering career where Lara played 131 Tests and 299 ODIs, he scored 11,953 and 10,405 runs respectively. Lara is also the record holder of the highest individual score in Test innings with his 400* against England at Antigua in 2004. He also has the highest individual runs in first-class cricket after scoring 501* for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, this being the only quintuple hundred in first-class cricket history.Lara retired from all forms of international cricket after playing for West Indies against England on April 21, 2007.Post his retirement, Lara also forayed into golf and also won many tournaments there.On his birthday, Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to celebrate the birthday of his dear friend and cricket icon Brian Lara.One of my dearest friends celebrates his b’day today. Not just a great friend but one of the greatest cricketers too. Happy b’day @BrianLara pic.twitter.com/pocsHRxzVp- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 2, 2017Happy Birthday to the legendary Windies batsman who holds the record for the highest Test (400*) and first-class (501*) scores, @BrianLara! pic.twitter.com/wzjaxXfywD- ICC (@ICC) May 2, 2017
ARLINGTON, Texas — Elvis Andrus had the game-winning RBI triple for the Texas Rangers on a night when their shortstop from more than a decade ago hit his 100th homer in the stadium.The Rangers have had two shortstops, both All-Stars, since Alex Rodriguez was traded to the New York Yankees before spring training in 2004 — Michael Young, and now 27-year-old Andrus, who is off to a tremendous start in his eighth season hitting .343 and without an error in the field since one in the season opener.Andrus’ two-out triple in the sixth broke the tie created by A-Rod’s 100th homer in Texas, and the Rangers beat New York 3-2 on April 27.“His work, his preparation has been outstanding, his focus has been great,” manager Jeff Banister said. “He’s been as good as we can ask him to be at the bottom part of that lineup.”After Rougned Odor drew a two-out walk off CC Sabathia (1-2) in the sixth, Andrus hit a ball into the right-center field gap that rolled to the wall.Martin Perez (1-2) struck out three while allowing two runs and six hits over six innings. The Rangers had lost each of the first four games started by the left-hander.“He made pitches when he needed to,” catcher Bryan Holaday said. “He was able to use that sinker down and away. … When we pitched off that, we were able to use his secondary stuff and get some swings and misses.”Rodriguez didn’t miss on a changeup left over the middle of the plate, hitting it over the 14-foot wall in left-center field for his third homer this season and 690th of his career. That tied the game at 2-2 in the fourth.After Jake Diekman threw two scoreless innings, Shawn Tolleson worked the ninth for his seventh save in eight chances.A-Rod was back in New York’s lineup after missing the first two games in Texas. The 40-year-old Rodriguez came out of the April 24 home game for the Yankees because of stiffness in his left side after an earlier double snapped a 1-for-18 slide. He went 3 for 3 with a walk Wednesday to raise his average 45 points to .190.“It’s a long season and (I’m) a work in progress. I’m always tweaking and working on things and I’m just trying to find the cadence that I had last year,” A-Rod said. “The last week or so has been a little better.”He hit 86 at home for Texas from 2001-03 and has 14 more in 65 games as a visitor there — first with Seattle before his big deal with the Rangers, and after being traded to the Yankees.Along with the 124 homers he hit in old Yankee Stadium (as a visitor and with the home team through 2008), and the 100 in Arlington, A-Rod is the only active player with at least 100 home runs in two different stadiums, according to STATS.Rodriguez also has 100 homers in Seattle, home of his original MLB team, but 60 of those were in the Kingdome and 40 more at Safeco Field since. He has 71 homers at home since the new Yankee Stadium opened in 2009.“He’s a special player,” Banister said. “Has been.”(STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Loyal and true! Love my brothers and the fans!!!— Emmanuel Ogbah (@EmanOgbah) January 2, 2016 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Great season, I’m proud of the way these men fought all year. This is just the beginning! #GoPokes— Victor Irokansi (@CoachVic_) January 2, 2016https://twitter.com/KooMoDee/status/683208291762192384Many thanks to the Orange family at the hotel when we returned. Awesome fans. Pains me to sickness we didn’t get it done for you.— Glenn Spencer (@Glenn_Spencer) January 2, 2016 God’s goodness doesn’t depend on wins and losses. Glory to Him, win or lose! Thankful for a great year with my brothers. #GoPokes— Brad Lundblade (@BradLundblade) January 2, 2016 Things didn’t go the way the players wanted it to go on the field on Saturday night … that much was obvious. They took to twitter postgame and expressed their feelings after a tough loss to Ole Miss.Ups an downs….we had a great season. I’d just like to thank God. What a journey. #GoPokes— Tracery (@Trace_Clark) January 2, 2016 Win or lose I’m still so glad I could be on this team. Wouldn’t trade it for a thing ?? #blessed#GoPokes— Zach The Punter (@ZachSinor29) January 2, 2016
Transfers Manchester City January transfer news LIVE: No Alexis Sanchez bidding war Goal Last updated 1 year ago 01:28 1/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Manchester City Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Citizens as the January transfer window heats up No Alexis bidding war, says WengerArsene Wenger has said there is no bidding war between Manchester City and Manchester United over Alexis Sanchez.The Frenchman was tightlipped over the future of the Chile international but did not deny that approaches had been made.Get the full story right here on Goal! Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Mourinho refuses to rule out Alexis moveManchester United manager Jose Mourinho is not ruling out the possibility of a move for Alexis Sanchez.The Arsenal forward has been widely expected to join Manchester City, but the Red Devils have reportedly swooped in with a late move for the 29-year-old. Get the full story right here on Goal!Man City still hopeful on AlexisManchester City are still hopeful of signing Alexis Sanchez in January, despite a supposed approach from Manchester United, Goal understands.The Blues’ plans for Alexis remain unchanged, despite news of rival interest emerging on Thursday, and the club are also believed to be working on at least one other deal.Read the full story on an intriguing transfer tale here. Napoli boss requests Sane signingNapoli manager Maurizio Sarri has requested the signing of Manchester City Leroy Sane, according to CalcioNapoli24.The 59-year-old asked president Aurelio De Laurentiis, during talks over a new contract, to attempt to lure the Germany international away from the Etihad Stadium.De Laurentiis, however, instantly rebuffed the request, maintaining that the winger would prove too expensive.Man Utd ahead of City in Weigl raceManchester United have passed Manchester City in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl, according to the Independent .Jose Mourinho is said to want a new defensive midfielder in support of Paul Pogba, and City target Weigl has landed on the Red Devils’ radar.While a swap involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan seems unlikely, United’s willingness to send the midfielder to Dortmund could help facilitate talks to sign Weigl.Pique warns City off UmtitiGerard Pique has warned Manchester rivals United and City that Barcelona expect Samuel Umtiti to remain at the club for “many more years”.The two Premier League heavyweights are reported to have identified the France international defender as top target during the January transfer window.Find out what the ex-Man Utd defender had to say in full right here on Goal! De Bruyne in no rush to sign new dealKevin De Bruyne is “not in a hurry” to extend his contract with Premier League leaders Manchester City.Goal revealed back in December that the Belgium international has been offered lucrative fresh terms at the Etihad Stadium – with a proposed new deal including a €10 million signing-on fee.Find out why he’s biding his time right here on Goal! Man City hold Evans talksManchester City have held talks with ex-Manchester United defender Jonny Evans over a move to the Etihad Stadium, reports the Daily Mail .Evans, 30, has 18 months remaining on his West Bromwich Albion contract and has also aroused interest from Arsenal this window. He would be available for around £20 million, while City’s interest in Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez has cooled.Wenger hopes Alexis stays at ArsenalArsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hoping Alexis Sanchez will remain with the club “for longer” despite links to a January move to Manchester City.The 29-year-old has been heavily touted for a switch to City, who failed to conclude a deadline-day swoop for the star back in August.But the transfer talk didn’t prevent Wenger from playing Alexis as a second-half substitute Wednesday against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.Check out the full story on Goal! City to loan Nwakali to AberdeenAberdeen have landed Manchester City prospect Chidiebere Nwakali on loan, according to the Aberdeen Evening Express . The 21-year-old Nigerian was on Manchester City’s tour of the USA in July and also signed a one-year contract extension with the Premiership leaders last summer, but has once again been sent out on loan having already spent time with the likes of Sogndal and Start in Norway since joining the Manchester outfit in 2015. Sterling set for new £250,000-a-week dealRaheem Sterling is in line for a new Manchester City contract worth in excess of £250,000 a week, reports The Guardian. Sterling’s current deals expires in 2020 and he earns a basic £170,000 a week, with City keen to reward the England international with a bumper new deal.The total package is likely to land Sterling a sizeable increase, with City keen to start talks over a new deal for the winger in February.
Barcelona Valverde: Barcelona away goal not definitive for progression Jamie Smith 08:12 2/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Getty Images Barcelona Chelsea v Barcelona Lionel Messi Ernesto Valverde Chelsea UEFA Champions League Lionel Messi may have given his side a crucial away goal at Chelsea, but the Blaugrana boss says the last-16 tie remains in the balance Ernesto Valverde believes Barcelona’s away goal in a 1-1 Champions League draw at Chelsea is not a “definitive” sign the La Liga team will progress to the quarter-finals.Willian’s goal looked set to give the Premier League champions a narrow lead to take into the second leg of the last-16 tie.AdChoices广告But when Andreas Christensen’s sloppy pass to Cesc Fabregas let the visitors in, Andres Iniesta squared for Lionel Messi to tuck home his first goal in nine appearances against the Blues. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And while Valverde conceded Messi’s strike was a big moment in the context of the tie, he does not think it necessarily means Barca will be going through.”The equaliser was very important, scoring here,” Valverde told a post-match news conference. “They might be happy with the result and we have to be respectful with their style of play.”They didn’t make as many passes as us, but they pressed high and made it difficult for us. The away goal isn’t definitive but it is important.”We make it a very positive thing. It was a clash of styles. We tried to control the game. We had a lot of possession and tried to get close to the goal. They tried to get us on the counter.”We had a lack of quality in the final third. There was a lot of congestion and they defended well. Willian hit the post a couple of times. We lacked clear-cut chances.”But we managed to get an error out of them and get the equaliser and it is a good result in the end.”Iniesta: “Chelsea are one of the best teams in Europe and in general we played well. The second leg will also be a tough contest” #ChelseaBarça pic.twitter.com/B1keQ86g7e— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 20, 2018Valverde opted to leave Ousmane Dembele as an unused substitute, only making two of his three changes, but the Barcelona coach defended the selection of Paulinho in a midfield four.”When I went to choose the team I had to think about the best way to play, as much as having to choose Paulinho and having [Aleix] Vidal to come on,” Valverde said.”I made that decision and be respectful of the way they play. [Paulinho] had a chance in the first half but missed.”
zoom Meyer Turku Oy floated out the cruise ship Mein Schiff 4 on October 10, 2014. The Finnish shipyard is planning to hand over the newly built cruise ship to its German owner TUI Cruises in spring 2015. During the summer of 2015, Mein Schiff 4 will travel on a variety of routes in the Baltic Sea to the Baltic states, and in northern Europe around Norway.During the winter, the ship will embark on seven-day voyages to the Canary Islands, taking in Morocco or Madeira. The production of the next ship of the series, Mein Schiff 5, will begin in November 2014, and that of Mein Schiff 6 one year later.“This day is special in many ways. We have the opportunity to witness the float-out of the first new-build of Meyer Turku. I am very pleased that Mein Schiff 4 is right on schedule. It is good to continue from here and proceed to outfitting and commissioning phases,” said Jan Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku Oy.The 99,500-GT cruise ships are approximately 294 metres long and some 36 metres wide. They have approximately 1,250 cabins (2,500 lower beds) and a crew of 1,000.Press Release
January 23rd saw will.i.am and friends gather together to celebrate the third annual TRANS4M concert at the Avalon, and if Hollywood ever wanted to showcase its incredible diversity, this seemed to be the night.In a powerful show of unity for the cause, people from all walks of life came out to support i.am.angel foundation’s valuable work. The foundation strives to help young people become what they are capable of being, offering them educational opportunities, support and encouragement to achieve their dreams.Rosie Perez spoke to the crowd about the importance of the foundation’s educational work, and will.i.am lit up the stage with his passion for the cause. With heartfelt emotions, he urged the 1800 people in attendance to really listen and hear the night’s message: Support our young people, and we will create a better future for everyone.will.i.am has dedicated himself to the TRANS4Mation of the Boyle Heights community of East Los Angeles, where he grew up. The audience jubilantly received the news that thanks to his success at home, he is now expanding his foundation’s work to encompass new areas across the United States, starting with an event later this year in Detroit, Michigan.After the speeches, the party got started with special performances by Chaka Khan, Sergio Mendez, Bell Biv DeVoe, Biz Markie, Doug E. Fresh, Scarface, Slick Rick, Cody Wise, Leah McFall and We Are The Future, with the music raging all night long. will.i.am jumped up and performed with his musical guests, keeping everyone dancing until the early hours, while bandmate Taboo mingled with the crowd.Overall, the evening raised $2.5 million, allowing the i.am.angel foundation to continue its educational and transformational work, promoting their programs like STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) around the world.To learn more about how you can get involved in the TRANS4Mational movement, visit the i.am.angel foundation’s website.Copyright ©2014Look to the Stars
Tina HouseAPTN National NewsIn the wide world of sports, there is no doubt that mixed martial arts, better known as MMA fighting, is one of the toughest and brutal events to watch.And this past weekend in British Columbia, a fighter from the Namg’is First Nation showed he has what it takes to compete with the best – and made history.“I first got interested watching it on tv and I eventually got into competing to get away from binge drinking and like hanging out on the streets and gettin up to no good.”firstname.lastname@example.org
24 June 2009Global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows dropped by more than 50 per cent in the first quarter of 2009, with the outlook remaining gloomy for the rest of the year, the United Nations agency that promotes commerce to fight poverty said today. According to economists with the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), FDI inflows fell by 54 per cent and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As) tumbled by 77 per cent during the first quarter of this year.“A renewed commitment by policy-makers to an open environment for international investment will play an important role in maintaining favourable conditions for a recovery in FDI flows,” said Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi of UNCTAD, which closely monitors investment policy developments at the national and international levels.Developed countries are mainly responsible for driving the fall of FDI this year, but poorer nations and transition economies are also experiencing declines, according to the agency.Also feeling the brunt of the global economic slowdown are transnational corporations, which will likely see their FDI expenditures decline by almost two-thirds this year due to failing market expectations, tighter credit conditions and weakening corporate profits.Comprehensive analysis of FDI trends and policies will be published in UNCTAD’s “World Investment Report 2009” to be launched in September.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Copper miner Inmet Mining Corp. (TSX:IMN) is taking a cautious approach to a renewed, $5.1-billion takeover bid for the company by rival First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM).Inmet said Monday that it has not yet received the unsolicited offer announced on the weekend by First Quantum and is urging shareholders to take no action until it can evaluate the details.Accordingly, it said it would make no further comment until that assessment had been completed.It’s the second time First Quantum has boosted its cash and stock bid for Inmet, which rejected an offer in November from First Quantum, which was worth $4.9 billion in stock and cash.At the time, Inmet had said the “highly conditional offer” was not in the best interest of its shareholders.That proposal had First Quantum offering $70 per Inmet share, half in cash and half in stock, and had followed an earlier unsolicited proposal from First Quantum of $62.50 per share.In a statement released Sunday, First Quantum said it was now offering $72 per Inmet share, half in cash, half in stock.Inmet shares closed up $3.02 at $72.85 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday, suggesting that at least some investors believe a richer offer may be possible. First Quantum shares closed down 84 cents at $20.11.First Quantum said that despite the rejection of its earlier bid, it has been approached by a number of Inmet’s shareholders expressing interest in the potential for a combined company.The company said combining the two companies “would create one of the world’s leading and fastest growing copper producers,” with the potential to produce more than 1.3 million tonnes of copper annually by 2018.First Quantum also said it thought the combined company would be able to establish itself as a top five copper producer within five years.“Our clear preference remains to engage with Inmet, as we believe strongly in the compelling strategic and financial merit of the transaction,” said First Quantum chairman and CEO Philip Pascall.Inmet owns 80 per cent of the Cobre Panama copper project through Minera Panama SA and the remainder is owned by Korea Panama Mining Corp. The total cost of Cobre Panama is estimated at $6.2 billion, including $1.4 billion to be funded by Korea Panama Mining and $4.8 billion through Inmet.Last week, Inmet increased the proven and probable mineral reserves at Cobre Panama as it updated the mine plan and extended the project’s expected life to 40 years from 31 years.The amount of copper climbed 27 per cent to about 26 billion pounds, while the estimated amount of gold jumped 41 per cent to 7.3 million ounces.Scotiabank analyst Tom Meyer increased his share price target to $85 from $84 following the reserve update.“We have increased our target price slightly as Inmet continues to make excellent progress on proving up and demonstrating the significant value in the Cobre Panama project,” Meyer wrote in a note to clients.In addition to Cobre Panama, Inmet has mines in Turkey, Spain and Finland.The bid by First Quantum follows the sale of its operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo to Kazakhstani miner Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. for $1.25 billion.First Quantum had written off the value of the assets in 2010 after its operations in Congo were nationalized by the government of the mineral-rich central African country.The company has said it will focus its efforts on Zambia where it has its flagship Kansanshi mine and is developing other projects including a new mine and smelter. Inmet takes cautious approach to sweetened, $5.1B takeover bid by First Quantum by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 17, 2012 5:04 pm MDT
The leadership team of the Atlas Copco Power Technique business area has presented a strategic vision outlining how mega-trends such as digitalisation and the construction of smart cities will be powered by cleaner and more connected energy source technologies.Under the theme ‘Powering the Future’, Atlas Copco revealed how its latest advances in air, power and flow technologies, such as portable compressed air machinery, electrical generators, dewatering pumps and light towers, have been designed to reduce both carbon and noise emissions, providing end users with more efficient operation and lower cost of ownership.These advances will allow professionals working across multiple industry sectors, including surface mining, to make the most of opportunities presented by mega-trends, while overcoming forthcoming legislation such as new emission regulation changes.Andrew Walker, President of the Atlas Copco Power Technique business area commented at the event: “Our core competency is providing power solutions to thousands of sites all over the world. We are now focused purely on three pillars – air, power and flow, and will continue to accelerate our research and NPD efforts in these areas to pioneer the technology of the future. We are committed to offering our customers and partners premium products that will deliver exceptional value and enhance the productivity of their businesses at the lowest possible total cost of ownership.”A number of new, and recently introduced, machine, rental and service focused innovations – that are designed to reduce both carbon and noise emissions, and increase energy efficiency – were unveiled at the event from the newly formed (January 1, 2018) Power and Flow division.The Power and Flow division revealed how low-load operation problems are now a thing of the past thanks to the introduction of the new QAS 35 VSG Variable Speed Generator, which represents a game changer in terms of operational savings, performance and reliability. The superior low-load performance of the QAS 35 VSG, which features automatic variable speed control from 800 to 2,550 rpm and a built-in Power Management System (PMS), enables fuel consumption levels to be reduced by up to 40% against comparable models. At the same time it helps increase reliability in applications with an average load of less than 20%.Solutions for Modular Power Plant (MPP) applications were presented, including the brand new QAC 1450 TwinPower generator that delivers unrivalled versatility, optimised performance and excellent fuel economy. The QAC 1450 TwinPower is a 20’ ISO containerised unit housing two compact 725 kVA generators; powered by V16 Scania engines with double bearing alternators. This configuration, with its fast-paralleling system, allows the two generators to work independently or in parallel with each other.With noise pollution in public spaces a growing concern, Atlas Copco outlined how its new ultra-quiet, diesel-driven, LED light tower has been specifically designed for use in urban areas. Delivering industry leading operating noise levels as low as 55 dBA, the renewed version of the HiLight B5+ light tower is ideally suited to provide enhanced visibility at sites located near residential areas. Optimum lighting performance is provided via the light tower’s LED floodlights, which are capable of covering a 5,000 m2 area at an average luminosity of 20 luxes.New safety and efficiency enhancements for light towers were also introduced. The HiLight B5+, and future light towers Atlas Copco produces, will be able to be equipped with a new innovation for light towers called the SmartMast™. The proprietary technology features intelligent in-built sensors that detect adverse environmental conditions, such as high winds, and will automatically lower the vertical mast when safety or stability is compromised. It is also programmed to alert end users to potential obstacles and impacts. Furthermore, it provides stability assistance when installing the light tower; by flagging up irregular surfaces and floors to ensure safe siting.Dewatering pump technologies were also exhibited, including both electric submersible pumps and diesel-driven centrifugal machines. From the latter category, Atlas Copco demonstrated a highly-efficient PAS pump. The PAS range was recently expanded to include 18 new models and is suitable for multiple applications, from dewatering on construction and mining sites to solids removal, drainage and even emergency situations involving flooding and shipping. The modular design of the PAS range allows many different configurations and comes in 4”, 6”, 8” and 12” models. All pumps in the diesel dewatering range feature a patented hinged door that provides fast access to the impeller and wear plates. This innovation makes issues previously related to on-site service and unclogging a thing of the past.Recent additions to the Atlas Copco family of submersible dewatering pumps were also shown. In particular, the company highlighted its WEDA+ range that recently underwent a top-to-toe design overhaul, resulting in several innovative new pumps that offer up to 20 per cent overall reduction in power consumption compared to previous models; combined with greater efficiency, simplified maintenance and increased capacity.Providing hours, and even days, of unattended dewatering operation, WEDA+ submersible pumps are designed to meet the demanding requirement of raising water from great depths or lowering water tables in challenging environments. Submersible pumps are capable of running for thousands of hours without attendance. As they are sub-surface units they can continue working under ice in freezing conditions; as long as the pump is completely submerged. Where appropriate to the task, electric pumps also offer environmental compatibility. For instance, quiet running is an essential feature of their performance when they are sited in populated areas or employed in night-time operations.The Portable Air division announced the forthcoming introduction of its revolutionary E-Air 250 plug-and-play portable, electric-powered compressor with Variable Speed (VSD) drive. Focussed on efficiency, the electric technology of the E-Air compressor offers up to 40 per cent greater flow for the same power consumption compared to conventional portable compressors. This is the latest addition to the Atlas Copco E-Air range, but the first to appear under the 8 Series banner.The XATS 138 model was also on display. The XATS 138 provides a combination of efficiency and flexibility through its intuitive PACE pressure adjustment system that enables end users to precisely match air flow and pressure to their specific application needs. With the PACE (Pressure Adjusted through Cognitive Electronics) system, operating flow and pressure can be adjusted, in a matter of seconds, by increments of 0.1 bar via an intuitive XC2003 controller. The fully integrated, ergonomically positioned controller facilitates diagnostics, tracks the compressor’s utilisation and indicates planned service interventionsOther new innovations within compressors to be unveiled encompassed the latest additions to the rugged and lightweight 8-series compressor range. This included the XAS 88G, which combines a reliable source of compressed air with a 9 kVA built-in generator. The pioneering concept of the latest model, and all machines in the 8-series compressor/generator combination range, is designed to optimise fuel consumption in-line with load demand.The Atlas Copco Speciality Rental division focusses on delivering packaged-solutions to a cross-section of industries. At the event they showcased the PTS 800 – part of their 100 per cent guaranteed oil-free compressor range – that provides an optimised and reliable source of reliable compressed air for a wide variety of rental applications. The diesel-driven PTS 800 delivers reliable air quality and flows of up to 800 cfm at 10 bar. It includes a fuel-efficient engine that conforms to the latest standards and offers emission levels close to zero. This guarantees optimal efficiency and provides customers with the peace of mind they are fully compliant with the latest regulations.In the last few years, manufacturers have experienced growing demand from end users for intelligent digital solutions capable of providing accurate and timely information. Being able to adapt and manage challenges on site is key, no matter how big or small a machine fleet is, and Atlas Copco recognises customers want to be closer to their jobsite, machines and teams. As a result, it has developed two smart connectivity solutions, FleetLink and Power Connect that give customers the information they need, in the palm of their hands, to increase productivity and make it easier to do business.FleetLink is an intelligent telematics system designed to optimise fleet usage, reduce maintenance costs and ultimately save time and money. It enables customers to remotely manag¬e their machines, whether big or small, anytime and anywhere; with the latest fleet information always at hand. FleetLink offers an effective way for users to remotely communicate with their machines, with state-of-the-art digital monitoring tools, such as geo-fencing, remote function lock out and automatic reporting, keeping them connected to their job-site, equipment and team members 24/7.Power Connect is an online portal that enables customers to find specific information about Atlas Copco machinery. In February this year, the Power Connect App was introduced to make it even easier to access and share information. By scanning the QR code on an Atlas Copco machine, the app takes prospective buyers and customers directly to the relevant section on the Power Connect portal. While there, visitors can quickly access an array of different information on the piece of equipment they’re interested in, including instruction-focussed videos, interactive manuals, and details about how and where to buy spare parts. Visitors can also share the information they find with colleagues or customers via an easy share button.
9,385 Views THERE HAVE BEEN calls for a new prisoner parenting programme to be rolled out to all prisons around the country.The Family Links programme works to improve relationships between prisoners and their partners and children by developing a more family supportive environment within the prison itself.Evidence shows that maintaining imprisoned fathers’ contact with their partners and children can reduce reoffending and protect children from getting involved in criminal activity in the future.A total of 15 families – with 28 children whose fathers were in prison – have already taken part in a pilot project over 18 months.Family relationships Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald today launched a report by the University of Limerick into the impact of family relationships on multi-generational offending.The report, authored by Professor Orla Muldoon and Daragh Bradshaw, finds that imprisoned fathers who maintained a positive relationship with their children are six times less likely to reoffend.The Family Links programme was developed in partnership between the Tallaght based Childhood Development Initiative (CDI), the Irish Prison Service (IPS) and the Parents Plus Charity. Its delivery was supported by the Bedford Row Family Agency in Limerick.Four different training courses were rolled out for prison staff during the programme, particularly working with prison officers and prison education staff.Formal parent education was delivered to the prisoners, while their partners received similar supports in the community and enhanced family visits took place. Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald speaking at today’s event. Source: Conor_Healy_PhotographyFitzgerald said the programme should have an “enormous impact” on the prison service and society at large.“The Family Links Initiative is highly innovative in many aspects: the engagement of multiple stakeholders in its delivery, the direct involvement of prisoners’ families and the evidence based approach all contribute to a potentially highly effective intervention,” she said.She went on to say that intergenerational crime within families can be interrupted if the system can help change and support family relationships while a family member is in prison.The minister said the programme has already been trialled in Limerick Prison and Wheatfield Prison, and she hopes it can be rolled out to prisoners around the country.Director General of the Irish Prison Service Michael Donnellan said “an evidence based approach to improving prisoners’ relationship with their families, and the role model which fathers provide for their children, will reduce criminality and ultimately be of great benefit to society”.Read: ‘I am innocent’: Nóirín O’Sullivan says she won’t step aside>Read: Fine Gael senator who got €30k after losing his Dáil seat has only repaid €2k> By Christina Finn Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending Evidence shows that fathers who have positive relationships with their children are six times less likely to reoffend. Image: Shutterstock/Prazis Share130 Tweet Email5 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 13th 2017, 2:40 PM Image: Shutterstock/Prazis http://jrnl.ie/3237518 Monday 13 Feb 2017, 2:40 PM 12 Comments