Celtics Jared Sullinger Suspended One Game For Domestic Abuse

The Boston Celtics have decided to suspend forward Jared Sullinger for one game for a domestic violence arrest he was involved in on Sept. 3, the team announced Tuesday.The team’s statement reads: “The Boston Celtics announced today that they have suspended forward Jared Sullinger one game for his role in an incident that occurred on August 31, 2013. The suspension will be served during the team’s game at Toronto on October 30, 2013.‘Jared’s case was dismissed yesterday in Waltham District Court,’ said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. ‘While we are satisfied that this was the correct ruling, we are suspending Jared for one game because he failed to meet the high expectations we have for all Celtics employees.’The team will have no further comment on this matter.”Sullinger will miss Bostons’ opener in Toronto on Wednesday night.The domestic abuse charges were dropped Monday. read more

Jamaica tops USA in IAAF medal standings for second overall

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 31 Aug 2015 – Also from the athletics championships of noteworthy mention; in the medal standings Jamaica with seven gold, two silver and three bronze placed second in the medal count. Magnetic Media has been unable to confirm this as yet, but it may be the first time at a major track & field meet that a Caribbean country has topped the United States of America, which got more medals at 17, but less on the point spread of those medals putting them in third behind Jamaica, second and Kenya, which finished first in the medal standings at the IAAF World Championships which were held in Beijing, China. Related Items:IFFA, jamaica, medals, USA Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaicalast_img read more

Sandals Resorts International Honored At Annual World Travel Awards

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, – December 14, 2015 – Sandals Resorts International (SRI) was honored with prestigious recognition at the 22nd Annual World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony held on December 12, 2015 at Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in El Jadida, Morocco. The Luxury Included® Resort Company collected four awards, demonstrating the continued commitment to excellence of the brand and its resorts. “Sandals Resorts International is thrilled to continue its role as the world’s leading all-inclusive company,” said Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International. “These awards are a testament not only to our company’s ongoing legacy of innovation, but the memorable experience our team offers guests every single day.” With a total of four trophies, Sandals Resorts International rose above other highly acclaimed hotel brands throughout the world. The Caribbean resort company’s top honors included: World’s Leading All Inclusive Company: Sandals Resorts International (20th Consecutive Year)World’s Leading All Inclusive Family Resort Brand: Beaches Resorts (18th Consecutive Year)World’s Leading All Inclusive Resort: Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island (3rd Consecutive Year)World’s Leading Caribbean Attraction Company: Island Routes Caribbean Adventures (6th Consecutive Year)The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 for the express purpose of acknowledging and celebrating achievements in all areas of the world’s travel and tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. Each year WTA covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognize and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region. For more information about these award winning resorts, visit www.sandals.com and www.beaches.com. Sandals’ Ceo Stewart’s A Winner… Again! Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort to host World Travel Awards Grand Final 2015 Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est to host World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016 Related Items:sandals resorts international, world travel awards Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Hassenhuttl reflects on FA Cup loss Derby

first_imgSouthampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has revealed his frustrations after his team surrendered a two goal lead in their FA Cup replay loss to Derby county.Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond gave the Saints the lead 25 minutes into the second half, but Harry Wilson and Martyn Waghorn on target in the final 15 minutes of the game to force extra-time and penalties, during which Southampton lost 5-3.“It’s a nightmare I think because we had again a big chance to be in the next round and gave it away. If you have two times a chance to win and don’t do it then you don’t deserve to be in the next round so congratulations to Derby County. We have to concentrate on the Premier League now,” Hasenhüttl said, according to the club’s official website.Southampton FC v Manchester United - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Southampton vs Manchester United Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Southampton and Manchester United will open the Matchday 3 in the Premier League tomorrow afternoon at 13:30 (CET).“We didn’t have a good first-half but we made the right decisions at half-time and change the system and the shape. It was much better in the second-half as we had more chances and more pressure in front.”“After the 2-0, we were maybe thinking about what happened in Derby and then at 2-1 you could feel that the guys were a little bit nervous and they got the second goal. It was too easy.”“In extra-time there were three great chances for us, also for Derby too but both teams were struggling and in the shootouts it’s always about luck but they deserved it more because they fought back twice.”last_img read more

TRAFFIC ADVISORY Wilmington DPW Announces Upcoming Paving Projects For 8 Streets

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Department of Public Works:Please be advised that the Wilmington Department of Public Works will be grinding and resurfacing the following roadways, tentatively starting for the end of July 2019:– Arlene Avenue (from Dorothy to Ella Avenue)– Franklin Avenue– Ella Avenue– Birch Road– Burt Road– Canal Street– Corey Avenue– Grand Street (from Birch Road to #9 Grand Street)More specific dates will be communicated as they become available.During operations, no street parking will be permitted.Partial lane closures and full road closures are anticipated. Local residents will have access to their properties, although there may be short delays.Please obey the directives of police details, detour signs, and warning signs during all construction operations, and again, please do not park on the street.If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact the Department of Public Works at 978-658-4481.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTRAFFIC ADVISORY: Wilmington DPW Announces Paving Projects In Arlene Ave. & Burt Rd. Neighborhoods On Aug. 12-13In “Government”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 13, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 12, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

33 killed in S Korea hospital fire

first_imgHeavy grey smoke rises into the air from a fire at a hospital building in Miryang on January 26, 2018. At least 31 people were killed in a blaze at a hospital in South Korea on January 26, Yonhap news agency said, with dozens more injured. AFPAt least 33 people were killed in a blaze at a hospital in South Korea on Friday, firefighters said, with more than 70 injured.It is the second devastating blaze in just a month in the advanced country, Asia’s fourth-largest economy.Videos posted on social media showed a patient hanging on to a rope dangling from a helicopter above the hospital in Miryang, and another crawling out of a window to climb down a ladder.The six-storey structure housed a nursing home as well as the hospital, and the National Fire Agency said 33 people had been killed, with 13 critically injured.Another 61 suffered light injuries, a spokesman said, adding the death toll could rise further.“Two nurses said they had seen fire suddenly erupting in the emergency room,” said fire chief Choi Man-Woo, but the cause of the blaze was not immediately known.All the patients had been brought out, he said, adding that evacuating 15 patients from the intensive care unit on the third floor took longer as firefighters had to wait for medical staff to supervise the process.“The victims came both from the hospital and the nursing home,” he said. “Some died on their way to another hospital.”Video footage and pictures showed the building engulfed by heavy dark smoke and surrounded by multiple fire trucks.Survivors were brought out wrapped in blankets, and firefighters picked their way through the blackened shell of the building after the blaze was extinguished.Around 200 people were in the Sejong Hospital building when the fire broke out, police said.South Korean President Moon Jae-In held an emergency meeting with advisers to discuss response measures, his office said.The fire came only a month after 29 people were killed in an inferno at a fitness club in the South Korean city of Jecheon—a disaster blamed on insufficient emergency exits, flammable finishing materials and illegally parked cars blocking access to emergency vehicles.Friday’s fire is South Korea’s worst since 2008 when a blaze at a warehouse in the city of Incheon killed 40 workers.The worst fire ever in modern South Korea was an arson attack on a subway station in the southeastern city of Daegu in 2003 that left 192 people dead and nearly 150 injured.last_img read more

Southwest Airlines Says It Will Stop Serving Peanuts

first_imgTed S. Warren/APA Southwest plane taxis at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle.Peanuts or pretzels? Passengers on Southwest Airlines will no longer have to decide after the carrier announced that it plans to stop serving peanuts to protect people who are allergic to them.“Peanuts forever will be part of Southwest’s history and DNA,” the company said in an emailed statement. “However, to ensure the best on-board experience for everyone, especially for customers with peanut-related allergies, we’ve made the difficult decision to discontinue serving peanuts on all flights beginning August 1st.”The snacks have long been part of Southwest’s marketing campaigns. The Dallas-based airline called its prices “peanut fares,” and it once published a corporate blog called “Nuts About Southwest.” A 1995 book about the company bears the title Nuts! Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success.Southwest says it served 106 million peanuts last year.“We’ll miss the peanuts, but, at the end of the day, it’s our Southwest Employees and the Hospitality they deliver that set us apart, far more than peanuts ever could,” the airline said.The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act lists peanuts as one of the eight most allergenic foods, which together account for 90 percent of all food allergies.As NPR’s Patti Neighmond has reported, “Allergic reactions to peanuts can range from hives or rashes to, in the most extreme cases, trouble breathing and even death.” According to the FDA, severe food allergies cause 150 deaths a year in the U.S. and 2,000 hospitalizations.In its statement, Southwest said its “ultimate goal is to create an environment where all customers — including those with peanut-related allergies — feel safe and welcome on every Southwest flight.”“We hope that our free pretzels (and the wonderful portfolio of free snacks on longer flights), served along with our legendary Southwest Hospitality, will please customers who might be nostalgic or sad to see peanuts go,” the carrier said in its statement.Southwest joins several other carriers that do not serve prepackaged peanuts, including American Airlines and United Airlines. Delta Air Lines says it won’t serve peanuts or peanut products if a passenger informs the company they have an allergy. Both Delta and Southwest say flyers can also board early to wipe down their seats and trays before departure.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

Founders of Venmo and Foursquare Explain How Entrepreneurs Can Help Immigrants

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global March 31, 2017 When President Donald Trump signed the first travel ban executive order in January, it brought a heightened focus to immigrants’ rights, experiences and contributions.The legal community and local governments have worked to protect affected individuals. Prominent companies, especially in the tech sector, have been vocal about the crucial talents and innovative potential of immigrants. However, what’s been missing from the conversation, some founders suggest, is the opportunity for entrepreneurs to help immigrants thrive.“How do we as a tech community, as entrepreneurs, as people who are lucky enough to have a platform, as people who have been lucky enough to build communities, how can we use that?” asked Naveen Selvadurai, co-founder of Foursquare and Expa, during a panel discussion titled “Immigration and the Future of Entrepreneurship” in New York City on March 29.Related: Trump Travel Ban, Even While Blocked, Casts Long Shadow Over Immigrant Entrepreneurs“How can we use our voice in different ways to really help everybody else?” he added, “To pull everybody else up?”Selvadurai and his fellow panelists discussed several efforts they are making within their companies and communities to support immigrants and refugees.Hire who’s best for your company, despite their status.Iqram Magdon-Ismail, co-founder of Venmo, noted that the payments company’s first employee, Shreyans Bhansali, did not have a visa prior to joining the company. Venmo hired him anyway, despite the $5,000 expense involved to help him obtain legal working status in America. He was one of the co-founders’ college classmates — they knew him, trusted him and valued his engineering skills.“I remember bringing his application to some lawyers in Philadelphia, and the first reaction that I received was, ‘Have you thought about possibly hiring someone who doesn’t have to go through this?’” Magdon-Ismail said. “And I was like, ‘No, what are you talking about? I just want to work with Shreyans. What’s the issue here? Why can’t we just go through this? We have the money.’”Many companies do not consider applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents — that’s part of what drives so many immigrants to pursue entrepreneurship. Magdon-Ismail’s advice to entrepreneurs is take a chance on someone seeking legal status to work in the States if you really want them on your team.“If you’re a founder of a company, and it’s early stage, make yourself aware of what it’s like to hire people from all over the world,” Magdon-Ismail said, “because it can really open your eyes, and in some ways, it can even make your company better than it is.”Flip the narrative.Eat Offbeat, a service that sells meals prepared by refugees, only hires chefs who have never worked in a professional kitchen, then trains them. All of the company’s chefs are refugees, but it is careful to avoid limiting their identities in this way.“The term refugee often has a very negative connotation,” co-founder and CEO Manal Kahi said. “We say that our chefs happen to be refugees by status, but they are chefs by nature.”Eat Offbeat is also a for-profit, something that Kahi said was a conscious decision. She said the company wants people to see its chefs as regular employees, just like anyone else who is contributing to the U.S. economy. Kahi’s distaste for inauthentic hummus in New York grocery stores is what prompted her to found Eat Offbeat in the first place.“Our motto is, ‘Where adventurous eaters find refuge.’ It’s really about switching perspectives,” Kahi said. “Instead of looking at it like we’re helping refugees, they don’t need help. They have a lot to give. It’s really about them helping us. They’re bringing us something new that we can discover.”The company exceeded its donation goal in a Kickstarter campaign for a cookbook it hopes to distribute to communities across the U.S. It will feature 80 recipes and stories by at least 20 chefs from 15 different countries.  Build platforms.Much of the tech out there that serves immigrants specifically takes the form of apps. There are apps to assist both undocumented and legal immigrants as they seek jobs, set up emergency plans and more. There are also those which anyone can use, regardless of whether they are immigrants, to make their voices heard or to make civic engagement more accessible.Related: More Than 200 Members of the Tech Community Sign Open Letter Opposing Trump Travel Ban“When we do design tech systems,” Selvadurai said, “what are we really doing? We’re creating platforms that allow everybody else to rise up to the level that hopefully we’re at. We’re enabling other people to not just have jobs, to work for us, but we’re hopefully creating systems that enable them to be drivers, be more independent, be more empowered to start their own things and provide for their livelihood, for their families and so on.”Partner with local governments and organizations.Private companies have been joining forces with local governments on behalf of immigrants’ rights, said Paul Rodriguez, acting counsel to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Projects in New York have included the municipal ID program IDNYC, which removes the stigma of not having an identification card, and Action NYC, which provides legal services to immigrants.“All of those, by necessity, are done with partnerships with private industry,” Rodriguez said.In addition to providing new services, tech entrepreneurs can support existing ones. Employees of many companies have volunteered individually or in groups for mentorship programs and other efforts. There are also opportunities to build tech tools for organizations that help immigrants.“There are community-based organizations that are now coming to realize that they have technology needs that seriously affect the way they provide services,” Rodriguez said. “Either the security of the very sensitive data that they have, the ability to provide streamlined services — as there’s greater and greater demand on them as their funding is getting cut.”Reach out to employees.Leaders of companies such as Nike, Starbucks and JPMorgan have written memos to their employees in response to the travel ban, affirming their inclusiveness and commitment to their workers regardless of citizenship status. Some have offered to provide legal services and sponsorship.Selvadurai said that at Expa, the team makes a point of having conversations about major developments in the news.“We’re there for each other,” Selvadurai said. “The message we pass to the team is the message they pass to their communities.”Related: What Business Travelers Need to Know About Trump’s Travel BanSpread optimism.Amid struggles and bleak forecasts, entrepreneurs take charge and work to grow their companies and realize their visions. This attitude is infectious, Selvadurai explained.“To be an entrepreneur, you have to have a certain amount of optimism that things are going to turn out OK tomorrow,” Selvadurai said. “We bring that same optimism to our neighbors, to our customers, to our employees, to our bosses — everybody who we interact with on a daily basis.” 7 min readcenter_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more