Health chiefs have come under fire for launching a consultation on advertising of foods high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS) while the industry faces Brexit.Views are being sought on the introduction of further restrictions on advertising HFSS foods, including the potential for a 9pm watershed ban on advertising around TV programmes, online streaming sites and social media.Launching the consultation, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport said ads for sugary and fatty foods were more commonly shown to children than any other category.“Today the government has set out options to tighten advertising restrictions to limit children’s exposure to unhealthy foods across the media they engage with the most,” they stated.But the timing of the consultation has been attacked by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), which has previously criticised the DHSC for launching a consultation on promotions while food businesses faced uncertainty over Brexit.“Again, this suggests the Department of Health and Social Care has failed to notice the UK is still not out of the Brexit logjam, nor that food and drink companies are battling to ensure the nation is fed,” said FDF chief operating officer Tim Rycroft.He added that the consultation was addressing important matters, but should have been delayed until a no-deal Brexit was completely out of the question, and that the FDF would not be responding to the consultation unless there was a “material change to Brexit prospects”. “Until a delay to the 29 March withdrawal date is agreed by the UK and EU, and Parliament removes that date from the Withdrawal Act, manufacturers will have a total focus on averting the catastrophe of a no-deal Brexit, avoiding food shortages and keeping prices rises to a minimum,” he said.
The cast includes Sterling K. Brown, Louis Cancelmi, Peter Jay Fernandez, Jeremie Harris, Russell G. Jones, Jenny Jules, Ken Marks, Jacob Ming-Trent, Tonye Patano and Julian Rozzell Jr. Suzan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) will extend off-Broadway through November 30; it had originally been set to shutter on November 16. Directed by Jo Bonney, the show officially opened on October 28 at the Public’s Anspacher Theater. Father Comes Home From the Wars consists of three plays performed as one. In Part 1, “A Measure of Man,” Hero, a slave who is accustomed to his master’s lies, must now decide whether to join him on the Confederate battlefield in exchange for a promise of freedom. Part 2, “The Battle in the Wilderness” follows Hero and the Colonel as they lead a captured Union solider toward the Confederate lines as the cannons approach. Finally, in Part 3, “The Union of My Confederate Parts,” the loved ones Hero left behind question whether to escape or wait for his return—only to discover that for Hero, freedom may have come at a great spiritual cost. Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 7, 2014
Conspicuously missing is the 2018 Asoju Oba Champion, Davide Faleye, two-time Asoju Oba Champion, Adeyinka Hammed, Bose Odunsanya and Nimota Aregbesola, who defeated Funke Oshonaike at the 19th National Sport Festival.According to the Chairman of the Association, Femi Shokoya, the trial is the first of the series of trials that will take place this year.“ The trial is to fine tune the players and put them in the right frame of mind for upcoming competitions so also to avoid rustiness in the players .“The trials, which is also used to rank the players for the first quarter saw Bose Akinsete, Oyeniyi Kehinde and Ajasa Imoleayo ranked first, second and third respectively, while Taiye Coker ranked fourth with Valentina Ewelike in the fifth position.In the Men’s Catergory, it was a battle between Augustine Emmanuel and Gbenga Ajulo, with the former ranked first and the latter coming second.The third ranked Player in the Men’s Catergory is Joseph Osendokwo while Agbaje Shamusi ranked fourthThe second edition of the 2019 quarterly trial will take place in April.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The duo of Bose Akinsete and Augustine Emmanuel emerged victorious at the first quarterly Lagos State Table Tennis Association trial in both the female and male categories respectively.The trials, which took place at the Mobolaji Johnson Sport Centre, Rowe Park, was aimed at getting the best for the athletes and ensuring that the players are kept busy.Akinsete, Gbenga Ajulo, Emmanuel Augustine, Oyeniyi Kehinde and a whole lots of others are amongst the notable names present for the trials.
12 January 2015The first unit of the Medupi power station, unit six, is close to first synchronisation, according to power supplier Eskom.The only step necessary before finally admitting steam to the turbine is to clean the boiler and associated pipework from all scale, welding residue and contaminants, which arise from construction.It adds that “while the commissioning process towards the synchronisation is at an advanced stage, each of the remaining steps requires critical assessment of the inherent risks to both safety of people and the equipment integrity before proceeding to stage”.Eskom has not given an official revised date for the first synchronisation of the unit; it missed the previous deadline of 24 December. “Before the end of February” has been targeted by spokesperson Andrew Etzinger. He said the 794 MW unit should be fully operational “by winter”.It is the latest delay to the critical project, following various technical problems and labour disruptions. The original date for synchronising unit six was in 2011; this was moved to the end of 2013, then the end of 2014, and now to the beginning of 2015.Technical issues, related to steam blow-through, have again been cited for the latest delay.Initial cleaning is done by chemical flushing, which removes all major contaminants as well as any foreign objects. This is followed by steam blow-through: specific steam flow conditions are prescribed to achieve a minimum velocity and disturbance factors inside the various elements of the boiler. A number of steam blows have already been performed.“While specified cleanliness levels have not been completely reached, a full technical risk analysis has been performed, which shows clearly that the consequences of admitting steam which is not quite clean enough are only slightly accelerated erosion of the high pressure or intermediate pressure turbine blades and possibly valve seats, during the first few days of operation. Thereafter, stable, reliable and predictable operating conditions will be achieved,” Eskom explains.It will take several months for the unit to ramp up to full and stable power following its first power.The budget for the power station has already been increased from R91.2-billion to R105-billion but a revised budget is expected in light of the improved construction processes.Highlighting the importance of the coal-powered station coming on line as soon as possible, on 9 January Eskom again started stage one load shedding in some areas as a result of high demand and urgent maintenance being performed at certain power stations.“We would like to appeal to customers to reduce their electricity usage as much as they can, as it will ease the pressure on the system,” the power utility said.SAinfo reporter
It’s not often that a player is still a desired commodity days after his 43rd birthday, but that’s precisely what Jaromir Jagr, who was traded from the New Jersey Devils to the Florida Panthers on Thursday, appears to be.Despite recent frustrations over his playing time with New Jersey, Jagr could prove to be a useful short-term rental for the Panthers. He retains the same soft hands and keen vision that made him a five-time scoring champion. And like so many of hockey’s greatest offensive talents before him, Jagr has a knack for skating where the action is headed before it arrives. His trademark strength seems scarcely to have waned with time; he still has moments when he’s nearly impossible to knock off the puck along the boards.Jagr is by no means the player he once was. But it’s improbable enough that he is still a player at all, still part of the league more than 24 years after his NHL debut. He had been 81 days older than the league’s second-oldest active player — St. Louis Blues goaltender Martin Brodeur — but then Brodeur up and retired last month. Now, no current player was born within 25 months of Jagr.Of course, more than perhaps any major sports league, the NHL has had a place for ancient players. Three and a half decades ago, Gordie Howe — then the NHL’s all-time scoring leader — famously skated through a full 80-game schedule that concluded a week after his 52nd birthday. More recently, Chris Chelios was still manning an NHL blueline at age 48. And just last season, Teemu Selanne played at an age seven months older than Jagr is now. So it’s not quite unprecedented for Jagr to still be around at age 43 — and counting.But Jagr’s past few years have surpassed what just about any other NHL player has ever done in his dotage. Despite posting the leanest traditional numbers of his long career this year (more on that later), Jagr is1As of late last week. in the midst of the seventh-best adjusted point shares above replacement (PSAR)2A modification of the Hockey-Reference.com metric that assigns goaltending worth according to Tom Tango’s wins above replacement and re-allocates the remaining value such that forwards receive 60 percent of league PSAR in a given season, defensemen get 30 percent and goaltenders receive 10 percent. season by any skater aged 43 or older3As of March 1 of the season in question. since the NHL’s Original Six era began in 1942-43. What’s more, he was better last year: No non-goalie aged 42 or older has ever had more PSAR in a season than Jagr’s 6.9 in 2013-14.Plus, there’s a strong case to be made that the conventional stats — and the next-level metrics based off of them, such as PSAR — have undersold Jagr’s contributions to the Devils, particularly this season.As marvelous as they are for a player his age, Jagr’s basic numbers this year haven’t been eye-popping by the standards of other forwards logging as much ice time. In 53 games, he’s notched a modest 11 goals and 18 assists to go with a -10 plus-minus rating. (As a point of comparison, if Jagr had played to his career per-game averages, he’d already have 25 goals and 37 assists by now!) According to PSAR, which synthesizes box-score stats into a single-number representation of value, it’s been his worst season ever — and by no small margin. The 18-year-old rookie version of Jagr had 3.1 PSAR in 1990-91, after which he wouldn’t put up fewer than 4.9 PSAR in a single season again — until this year.Hockey’s recent statistical revolution, however, has brought with it more sophisticated ways to gauge a player’s contribution to his team. Its biggest lesson? That although goals and assists are great, there’s also a big advantage in simply helping your team keep possession of the puck.And as it so happens, Jagr is still one of the best players in the league at that.Over the past two seasons, Jagr’s Devils haven’t been an especially strong hockey club. They rank 24th in both point percentage4In the wacky world of the NHL’s standings, some measure of sanity can still be salvaged by dividing a team’s standings points by the total number of points handed out in its games. So, for instance, the winner of a regulation game would earn 2 out of 2 total points; meanwhile, the winner of a shootout would get 2 out of the 3 total points awarded, since the loser would also get 1 point. Among other things, this has the advantage of preserving a .500 record as the mark of an average team. and goal differential during that span, and while the team has undeniably been plagued by poor shooting and save percentage luck, they’ve also posted relatively unimpressive possession rates — except when Jagr is on the ice. With Jagr, New Jersey plays like one of the premier possession teams in hockey5The Devils’ zone start-adjusted 5-on-5 Fenwick percentage with Jagr on the ice would rank third in the NHL over the past two seasons.; without him, they play like one of the worst.Studying Jagr’s game, it’s not hard to see why this is the case. Although his stride — never the fastest even in his prime — is noticeably sluggish these days, he makes up for it with sheer hockey sense, constantly scanning the ice for passing opportunities or chances to extend possession by corralling loose pucks. Perhaps more importantly, he remains the master of shielding the puck with his 6-foot-3-inch, 240-pound frame, creating scoring chances for himself and others by cycling possession deep within the offensive zone.“I know … my strength,” Jagr recently told NHL.com’s Dan Rosen. “I like to play [in the] offensive zone on the boards. I still feel like I’m strong enough to beat anybody, [or] at least hold that puck. … Maybe I’m not going to beat that guy one-on-one like I used to, but I can still make a play from that corner from the cycle. That’s my strength. And in the playoffs, that’s the way you play.”This is why, with the NHL’s trade deadline approaching, Jagr was mentioned as a legitimate option for contending teams looking to upgrade their offense — particularly with the man advantage — before the playoffs begin. Ironically, it seems that as the league increases its emphasis on possession, Jagr’s value has only been heightened even as his goals and assists have receded with age. And for Florida, barely clinging to the hope of a playoff berth but with clear upgrades to be had on the power play and in advanced metrics, Jagr might be a good fit.On the other hand, what does it say about the state of the NHL in 2015 that a plodding 43-year-old future Hall of Famer could change a team’s postseason chances?Like many things in hockey, it’s a question that leads back to Howe. In the foreword to Howe’s (excellent) new autobiography, the great defenseman Bobby Orr marveled at Howe’s longevity: “Today, if a player cracks the top five in scoring in the NHL, he’s considered a star. Do it a couple of years in a row and you’re a superstar. … Well, Gordie Howe did it twenty years in a row. That’s right — twenty. How do you begin to do justice to a legacy like that?”It was undoubtedly an impressive run for Howe, but — counterintuitively — the ability of a man in his 40s (and even 50s) to still dominate a professional sports league might speak as much about the quality of play around him as to his own athletic gifts.In 1968-69 — the final year of the streak to which Orr referred — a 40-year-old Howe was nearly the best player in hockey, finishing second only to 26-year-old Phil Esposito in PSAR. And in his final season more than a decade later, Howe was serviceable enough to be a regular contributor. But the NHL of that era also underwent an enormous amount of upheaval between expansion, the emergence of a rival league (the World Hockey Association), and the influx of new talent (and a fresh playing style) from Europe.In some ways, the chaos of the 1960s and ’70s provided the perfect cover for an aging megastar such as Howe to keep his career rolling. We can see this in the percentage of total NHL PSAR going to various cohorts of skaters, grouped by age, over time:The 1960s saw the NHL’s first expansion since the Great Depression — marking the end of the Original Six era — and they also coincided with a major uptick in the production of older players, one that would not fully abate until the early 1980s. In addition to Howe, players such as Alex Delvecchio, John Bucyk, Jean Beliveau, Frank Mahovlich and Jean Ratelle all produced great seasons in their late 30s (and beyond).The present day also appears to be a haven for the comparatively superannuated. Starting in the early to mid-1990s, the fraction of league value produced by the oldest batch of NHL players swelled to levels not seen since the 1970s. While that proportion has decreased a bit today relative to its peak in the immediate aftermath of the NHL’s lost 2004-05 season, it remains higher now than at any point between 1974 and 1996.So Jagr’s longevity, impressive as it is, might also be a symptom of ongoing weaknesses in the state of pro hockey itself. Is it mere coincidence that the uptick began right when the NHL’s aggressive expansion plans of the 1990s were fully realized? Or that it lasted through the so-called Dead Puck Era and well into the post-lockout “New NHL“? It’s not clear.But regardless of where Jagr sits in the intersection between the NHL’s health and the twilight of his once-immense (and still formidable) skills, he remains a player to which attention is owed. The Panthers are picking up more than a living legend playing out the final act of his career — they’re nabbing a player who still offers many of the little advantages that could make a difference along the journey to the Stanley Cup.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Mar 2015 – Operators at the country’s Coastal Radar on the peninsula in Five Cays need better attention; one of the messages coming when the Member for Blue Hills made his contribution to the Budget Debate this week. Hon. Goldray Ewing pointed out that the radar operators have no insurance coverage despite the risk they take in carrying out their jobs.“Some employees there for the information of others who climb that 140ft tower, when necessary because that station can’t be down one minute of the day. In the dead of night 30-40 mile winds blowing they have to go up there; risky. No insurance coverage, risky. Radiation, killing. The danger of falling is there.”Ewing explained that these Turks and Caicos Islanders are often working the 24 hour monitoring shifts, solo.“Nothing in this budget for training for the operators or for personnel that is coming on, what I did see, not in the budget, but what I did see is some posts being advertised with some very high qualifications which could only be found in the Police Force or in DEMA. So I am wondering if we are pulling on these two departments so much that we actually brain draining them or are these posts gonna be given to foreigners.”The member called on better budgeting for the Radar Station and its officers. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:blue hills member, goldring ewing, insurance, radar workers
Updated: 10:19 AM , John Soderman , John Soderman, Gunfire at Del Mar??? What is going on @DRFPrivman @DelMarRacing @BH_JBalan pic.twitter.com/pdCRnAQWlN— Gary Palmisano (@garypaljr) September 3, 2018The concert moved forward as planned according to Del Mar Racetrack’s Twitter page. The situation has been contained. The concert is moving forward as planned.— Del Mar Racetrack (@DelMarRacing) September 3, 2018Ice Cube responded to the incident on Twitter Monday morning. Thank you. I feel bad for the people who left the show, but I totally understand. Moral of the story: Come see ya homie Cube…but leave the strap at home. https://t.co/WR9EJN9xvg— Ice Cube (@icecube) September 3, 2018 September 2, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDEL MAR (KUSI) — A man wounded in a deputy-involved-shooting at the ticket window of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club was publicly identified and remained hospitalized Monday, authorities said.Daniel Elizarraras, 22, of Escondido had stable vital signs at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and was expected to survive, San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Rich Williams said.The shooting was just before 6:40 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., San Diego County sheriff’s spokeswoman Lt. Karen Stubkjaer said.Rapper Ice Cube was performing and Elizarraras wanted to buy a ticket to the concert, Stubkjaer said. No more tickets were available.“An argument ensued and nearby deputies responded,” she said. “The man pulled out a silver plated semi-automatic handgun and fired several shots into a crowded area. Deputies engaged and returned fire.”No deputies or civilians were hurt, authorities said.Video (below) from the scene shows the suspect holding a gun in the air when one deputy deploys a taser and another deputy shoots his firearm at the armed suspect. Posted: September 2, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThere are not believed to be any other injuries.Twitter use Gary Palmisano shared a video of a race announcer announcing that there was gunfire at the track. Armed suspect shot by deputy outside Del Mar Fairgrounds Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter