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Rock Center names new director

first_imgHarvard Business School has named Jodi Gernon (MBA ’91) as the new director of its Rock Center for Entrepreneurship.Gernon assumes her leadership role at the center after more than 25 years of marketing and leadership experience and expertise in areas such as consumer healthcare, e-commerce, and mobile. She has been involved with a number of successful startups, including Physicians Online and Mediconsult.com (both sold to WebMD), Mothernature.com (which had its initial public offering in 1999), and Revenio (which was sold to Vignette, a web content management company). She has also worked with multinationals like PepsiCo, GE, and CR Bard.“We are all excited to have the opportunity to engage Jodi’s commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation, along with the strategic and operational skills she will bring to the Rock Center,” said Laura Moon, managing director of Harvard Business School’s portfolio of interdepartmental Initiatives.“The Rock Center is a focal point of all things entrepreneurial at Harvard Business School,” added Tom Eisenmann, the School’s Howard H. Stevenson Professor of Business Administration and faculty co-chair of the center. “It adds extraordinary value to the experience of the large number of Harvard MBA candidates and alumni who want to pursue new opportunities and launch new ventures. My faculty colleagues and I are delighted to welcome Jodi back to HBS to help with this effort.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

Probe launched after Guyana prisoners party on Mother’s Day

first_imgThe Guyana Prison Service (GPS) has joined the Guyana Police Force (GPF) in launching an investigation into how inmates at a prison were able to acquire large bottles of liquor and engage in a party on Mothers’ Day last Sunday.Social media showed the inmates, including one who is on remand on a murder charge, at the New Amsterdam Prison posing with the drinks and smoking what appeared to be marijuana cigarettes.“There is no direct evidence pointing to any prison officer who would have facilitated the movement of the contraband into the prison. The prisoner would have identified a civilian who brought it,” GPS Director, Gladwin Samuels, told the online publication Demerarawaves. He said a playback of video surveillance recordings showed that a tractor was searched and nothing was found.“Sanctions will be taken against those persons who are found culpable,” Samuels said.The latest incident comes less than two weeks ago after Samuels had complained about the ongoing problem of smuggling of prohibited items into the prisons.He warned prison wardens about being part of the smuggling efforts and reminded them of the action that could be taken once they are found in the act.Last July, prisoners of the Camp Street jail gutted that facility during an escape by several prisoners. A young prison officer was shot dead by the escaping prisoners.last_img read more

Clippers see silver lining in otherwise sloppy loss to Lakers

first_imgThe Clippers also committed 30 personal fouls — just two short of their season high. The Lakers thanked them by going 28 for 37 from the free-throw line.Related Articles The revelation for the Clippers? That so much could go awry and they still could be in position to pull it out against the Western Conference’s best team.“The positives are that we had every opportunity to still win the game,” Rivers said. “That would have been a sweet win for us with what our guys have gone through.”“We fought all night,” surmised Kawhi Leonard, who scored 28 points, had two blocks, two steals and went 11 for 14 from the free-throw line. “Definitely got to get better with some of our execution. Pretty good game.”WELCOME BACK, PAT BEVPatrick Beverley gave the Clippers 16 impactful minutes Thursday, despite being listed as “questionable” ahead of the game. Beverley had just finished his quarantine period after returning to deal with a personal matter outside of the bubble.The 6-foot-1 guard scored 12 points, including, in succession, knocking down a corner 3-pointer and fooled defenders to make space for his floater, cutting the Lakers’ lead to seven points with 6:12 to go.“It was great. Pat Bev is family,” George said. “I told him after the game his presence was missed. It’s great for us to be in support of him dealing with what he dealt with.” Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Those miscues were too much to overcome without the services of Montrezl Harrell (18.6 points per game) and Lou Williams (18.7), the team’s reliably prolific scoring punch off the bench. (Harrell remains away tending to a family matter, and Williams was sent to his room to quarantine after stopping for chicken wings, he said, at an Atlanta gentlemen’s club while he was outside of the bubble to attend a funeral.)More than that, the Clippers were incorporating players who’ve only recently joined them in the bubble, either because they’d contracted the coronavirus or because they’d been away dealing with family issues. Rivers warned pregame that the team’s lack of continuity could show and slow down his team.Of course, figuring out the result of many mistakes + missing or unfamiliar pieces isn’t exactly rocket science, said Paul George, who led the Clippers with 30 points on 11-for-17 shooting.“I mean, it was clear as day,” he said. “We fouled too much, turned the ball over too much.”center_img For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory The Clippers could take something from their most irregular final regular-season meeting on Thursday in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, a 103-101 loss to the Lakers.“It’s a good lesson for the team,” Coach Doc Rivers said over Zoom. “You can’t make as many mistakes as we made in one game and be shorthanded.”The “self-inflicted wounds,” as Rivers called them, were plentiful; the NBA game-ready personnel on the Clippers’ bench, not so much.In its first official action since March 10, the Clippers (44-21) turned over the ball 22 times — one shy of their season high. The Lakers (50-14) converted those giveaways into 29 points. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ last_img read more

Monroeville native Scott hired as assistant coach at LaSalle

first_imgby Malik VincentFormer Pitt forward Shayla Scott achieved a variety of accomplishments both on and off the court during her tenure as a four-year starter for the Panthers—now comes the next challenge.On Aug. 31, Scott, 22, was named as an assistant women’s basketball coach at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. There, she is reunited with Jeff Williams who took over at the Atlantic-10 school last season after being a part of Pitt’s staff for seven seasons as the assistant head coach. SHAYLA SCOTT “This experience will be very rewarding and I’m looking forward to getting started,” Scott said. “I’m just a few months removed from being one of the athletes. So I’m still very familiar with the academics and the conditioning and everything that comes with playing on the division-I level.”Scott, who stands 6-foot-1, put up 12 double-double performances over her career that including back-to-back NCAA tournament Sweet 16 appearances. Her 710 rebounds are 10th best in Pitt Women’s basketball history.She’ll serve as an academic liaison on the coaching staff. She will also work with some of the LaSalle post players, which ironically, is the same job that Williams had while coaching Scott.“I’m excited to bring Shayla into our family, she’s the perfect fit,” Williams said. “She played for me for three years at the University of Pittsburgh. She has a phenomenal intellect of the game and I’m excited about her joining.”Scott received both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in only four years at Pitt. Her undergraduate is in Professional and Media Communication and she earned her Masters in Health and Fitness.Embracing the term “student-athlete,” she’s also served as the secretary of Pitt’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the prestigious Blue and Gold society.“Most importantly, Shayla is a student-athlete and the type of person I want mentoring our kids,” Williams said. “She has great character and she knows what it’s like to be a student-athlete and compete at a high level both on the court and in the classroom.”Though going across state to where most people love cheesesteaks and the Eagles, Scott vows to remain loyal to the Steel City.“I’ve spent the first 22 years of my life here and this is home,” Scott said. “I’m going to continue to be proud of Pittsburgh and I’ll keep being a Steelers fan.”(Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected])last_img read more


first_imgMIYADI HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY ON SATURDAYTrainer Steve Miyadi has two horses entered on Saturday’s Sunshine MillionsDay card at Santa Anita featuring five stakes offering $1 million for California-bred or sired horses. They are three-year-olds Mr. Hinx in the $250,000 California Cup Derby at a mile and one-sixteenth, and Ms Wayaka in the $200,000 California Cup Oaks at a mile on turf.Both are longshots, but Miyadi recognizes that “you can’t win if you’re not in.”Mr. Hinx, owned by longtime Miyadi client Gary Barber, is coming off a handy six furlong maiden win, while Ms Wakaya, also owned by a longtime client, owner/breeder Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, had issues breaking from the rail when she was a well-beaten fourth in the one mile Soviet Problem at Los Alamitos Dec. 17.“Mr. Hinx has speed and is stretching out,” Miyadi said, “and there’s other speed in the race, but the horse is doing well.“Ms Wakaya was sort of looking around after breaking from the one hole in the Soviet Problem, and while she wasn’t going to beat the winner (Sircat Sally, who scored by 12 lengths), she did improve her position and might have been closer.’The Oaks, race five: Cash Prize, Chantal Sutherland, 20-1; Cioppino Pasadino, Joe Talamo, 30-1; How About Zero, Mario Gutierrez, 15-1; Bella Luma, Rafael Bejarano, 10-1; Adios Call, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 12-1; Ms Wayaka, Kent Desormeaux, 20-1; Miss Sunset, Martin Garcia, 12-1; My Pi Romancer, Flavien Prat, 3-1; Sircat Sally, no rider, 9-5; and Princess Roi, Corey Nakatani, 5-2.The field for the Derby, race nine: Tribal Storm, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Ann Arbor Eddie, Mario Gutierrez, 5-2; Mr. Hinx, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 10-1; Hot Smoke, Joe Talamo, 8-1; California Diamond, Kent Desormeaux, 5-2; Six Point Rack, Stewart Elliott, 12-1; and Colis Gold, Martin Garcia, 2-1. VAN DYKE SUFFERS BROKEN ARM IN RIDING SPILLDrayden Van Dyke was at Huntington Memorial Hospital Friday morning after suffering a compound fracture to his right arm following a two-horse spill in Thursday’s fourth race, according to his agent, Brad Pegram.The 22-year-old jockey underwent surgery shortly after arriving at the hospital in nearby Pasadena, and was thankfully cleared of any injuries to his head, neck and spine.Van Dyke, champion apprentice jockey of 2014, had five wins, nine seconds and two thirds from 51 mounts at Santa Anita through Thursday. He was aboard the pace-setting Tawny when the filly went wrong turning into the homestretch.Rally Back, trailing Tawny, could not avoid the fallen horse, unseating jockey Chantal Sutherland, who escaped injury and was working horses Friday morning.Rally Back had only superficial injuries. Bob Baffert2653419%46%$398,246 SPECIAL FIRST POST TIME SATURDAY IS 11:45 A.M.In an effort to better accommodate both the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational from Gulfstream and a 10-race Sunshine Millions/California Cup card locally, Santa Anita has moved first post time Saturday to 11:45 a.m. HORSEMEN VARY ON PEGASUS PICKSLess than a month into 2017, the Race of the Year is here. It unfolds Saturday atGulfstream Park where Horse of the World Arrogate meets Horse of the Year California Chrome in the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at 1 1/8 miles.Opinions on which of the two Southern California-based champions–Arrogate, 2016 Male Three-Year-Old Eclipse Award winner–and California Chrome, 2016 Horse of the Year and Older Dirt Male, varied in a random sampling of Santa Anita-based trainers, as noted:Richard Baltas: Chrome. He’s been training at Gulfstream; Arrogate has not.Alexis Barba: I’ve got to go with Chrome. I loved Arrogate as a three-year-old, but I’ve got to go with ‘the man.’Rafael Beccera: California Chrome 100 percent.David Bernstein: Arrogate might be the best horse but Chrome might have a tactical advantage because he’s been training there and it’s a mile and an eighth.Simon Callaghan: It’s a coin flip, I think.Jack Carava: I like Arrogate based on the post positions, but on training, both are prepared to give it their best shots.James Cassidy: Arrogate. The 12 hole is a big problem (for Chrome). It’s a short run to the first turn, and it’s not like there’s a bum in the one hole.Ben Cecil: I’d like to see Chrome win but I’m probably leaning towards Arrogate.Vladimir Cerin: I just hope it’s a good race.Phil D’Amato: I give Chrome the edge. At Los Al (Winter Challenge) he was eight wide (actually six), so I don’t think the post matters.Neil Drysdale: I like ’em both. I’ll take either one of them.Ron Ellis: Chrome, because Arrogate hasn’t been able to maintain a normal training schedule.Peter Eurton: Chrome with the outside draw.Neil French: I’m leaning slightly towards Arrogate.Paddy Gallagher: I just want to see a great race.Mark Glatt: Arrogate.Jorge Gutierrez: I think Arrogate is the best horse in the country but California Chrome is the best horse of a lifetime.Bruce Headley: Chrome. Years ago Art Sherman galloped the best horse (Swaps) and now he trains the best horse.Dan Hendricks: Chrome, just off the pace with a stalking trip and then blow by them.Eric Kruljac: If I had to bet my life it would be Arrogate, but I’m 100 percent behind Chrome emotionally.Ian Kruljac: At a mile and an eighth, Chrome.Jerry Hollendorfer: Both are California guys; I’d like to see one of those win it, so whichever one wins is fine with me. I think they have to beat Chrome, even though Arrogate beat him before (by a half length in the Breeders’ Cup Classic). I think people are trying to say Arrogate’s not ready, but Bob (Baffert) wouldn’t take him back there if he wasn’t.Marty Jones: Chrome. Going with the Cal-bred.Steve Knapp: Arrogate. He’s got a better post.Brian Koriner: Chrome is too tough.Craig Lewis: It’s a coin flip.Mike Machowsky: I’d like to have either one.Ron McAnally: Arrogate. If I said Chrome, Baffert would choke me.Mike McCarthy: It looks like a great race. I just don’t know who, though.Sean McCarthy: Arrogate, but I’d like Chrome to win it.Gary Mandella: The post positions aren’t good for either horse, but I’d say Chrome.Richard Mandella: They’re both very good. I couldn’t pick between ’em.Alfredo Marquez: I love Chrome. He’s been at Gulfstream and had works on the track. Steve Miyadi: I just hope it’s a great race.Hector Palma: California Chrome. The distance is shorter and it’s better for him.George Papaprodromou: Arrogate. I think he’s the better horse.Jorge Periban: Chrome.Dean Pederson: I give Chrome a slight edge. He didn’t have to train through adverse conditions. Face it: this is Chrome’s all-in race. Arrogate has the whole year ahead of him, but never underestimate Baffert.Marcelo Polanco: Chrome is the better horse. He’s been there and he’s acclimated.John Sadler: It’s pretty close. Maybe Chrome goes out on top.Gary Sherlock: I think the distance favors Chrome. I don’t think he’d beat Arrogate going a mile and a quarter.John Shirreffs: I’m a Chrome fan.Cliff Sise Jr.: It’s 50-50. It should be a good race right down to the wire.Gary Stute: A mile and an eighth suits Chrome better. Arrogate’s better at a mile and a quarter.Eddie Truman: Chrome at a mile and an eighth. If it was a mile and a quarter, I’d go with Arrogate. Chrome will be rolling this time, not sitting there waiting, but Arrogate’s just been spectacular, the way he’s looking.Kathy Walsh: I’m pulling for Chrome. It should be a fabulous race. Arthur did a helluva job giving the horse to the world.Howard Zucker: I love Chrome. I think the distance favors him.The field for the Pegasus, the 12th and last race, with a scheduled post time of 2:44 p.m. Pacific Time: Arrogate, Mike Smith, 7-5; Prayer for Relief, Florent Geroux, 50-1; Neolithic, John Velazquez, 30-1; Noble Bird, Julien Leparoux, 25-1; War Story, Antonio Gallardo, 50-1; War Envoy, Luis Saez, 50-1; Shaman Ghost, Jose Ortiz, 20-1; Semper Fortis, Tyler Gaffalione, 50-1; Keen Ice, Javier Castellano, 12-1; Breaking Lucky, Luis Contreras, 25-1; Eragon, Edgar Prado, 50-1; and California Chrome, Victor Espinoza, 6-5.Whether Chrome or Arrogate is the post time favorite remains to be seen, although an argument could be made that whichever horse is the chalk, the price could be closer to 4-5.NBC will air the Pegasus live from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. PST. Jerry Hollendorfer4998918%53%$750,164 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Norberto Arroyo, Jr.5474213%24%$333,525 Peter Miller33710421%64%$373,950 Stewart Elliott5266912%40%$234,280 HORSEMEN FAVOR CHROME OVER ARROGATESPECIAL FIRST POST TIME SATURDAY: 11:45 A.M.MIYADI SENDS OUT TWO FOR CALIFORNIA GOLDVAN DYKE SUFFERS BROKEN RIGHT ARM IN SPILL Kent Desormeaux50117622%48%$722,563 Doug O’Neill56691011%45%$382,468 Rafael Bejarano601091017%48%$598,313 Luis Contreras48681313%56%$286,564 (Current Through Thursday, Jan. 26) JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won FINISH LINES: With Southern California weather back to normal (no rain), there were 265 recorded workouts this morning, including 39 on the training track. Both surfaces were labeled “fast.” . . . Tamarack Bay is the dam of three California Cup runners Saturday, notes Jon White, Santa Anita’s morning-line odds maker. “Tamarando and Ward ‘n Jerry in the California Cup Turf Classic and Six Point Rack in the California Cup Derby are all offspring of Tamarack Bay,” White said. “As a broodmare, Tamarack Bay has a terrific record. Tamarando is a Grade I winner. In addition, he has produced Luckarack, a multiple stakes winner, and U’narack, a stakes winner. Ward ‘n Jerry, Six Point Rack and Luckarack are by Lucky Pulpit, the sire of California Chrome, twice voted Horse of the Year (2014 and 2016). Tamarack Bay’s sire is Dehere, an Eclipse Award winner in 1993 as champion 2-year-old male . . . Santa Anita hosts a trackside wine festival Saturday featuring delicious food and wine tasting throughout the day. To purchase tickets, visit santaanata.com/events . . . Congratulations to Chad Lindsay on winning his first race of the meet Thursday with his 16th mount aboard Good N Naughty for trainer Hector Palma. The three-year-old California-bred filly captured the first race by 8 ¼ lengths at a $9.40 win payoff. “That was an easy ride, a nice ride,” said the 23-year-old Texas native, who is represented by agent Brandon O’Bryan. “There’s a lot of competition out here, a lot of new faces, and a lot of big faces that have been here a while, but I finally got the monkey off my back.” . . . Evin Roman, an 18-year-old apprentice from Puerto Rico, is scheduled to make his United States and Santa Anita debut early next month. A graduate of Escuela Vocacional Hipica, Puerto Rico’s state-run jockey academy that produced world class riders Jose Ortiz and Irad Ortiz, Roman rides in Puerto Rico on Feb. 5, arrives in California the next day, and will be on horses at Santa Anita Feb. 7, according to his agent, Tony Matos, who also represents Santiago Gonzalez. Drayden Van Dyke5159210%31%$319,786 Martin Pedroza4767813%45%$239,958 John Sadler1854528%78%$254,234 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mike Smith2061430%55%$605,940 Flavien Prat731781123%49%$922,263 J. Keith Desormeaux1762435%71%$368,675 Tyler Baze741610722%45%$542,602 William Spawr1260250%67%$170,661 Philip D’Amato2654619%58%$442,440 Richard Baltas4689517%48%$419,958 Peter Eurton2163029%43%$186,495 Gary Sherlock1752129%47%$125,800last_img read more

‘The greatest thing to happen to Liverpool in the last five years’

first_img Martin Skrtel had been out of action since December 20 2 A lot has changed since Martin Skrtel joined Liverpool eight years ago, not least his popularity among fans of the club.Once viewed as an integral part of the first team, these days the 31-year-old Slovakian centre-back has fallen down the pecking order.Since getting injured at Watford on 20 December, Skrtel has had to watch Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren form a promising partnership at the back.But against Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp opted to bring Skrtel back into the fray as a second half substitute for Lovren. 2 Take a look at some of the reaction from Liverpool fans on social media…[View the story “Liverpool fans discuss Martin Skrtel” on Storify]last_img read more

UAAP: UE scores second straight win, stuns NU

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa UE’s second unit came up big late in the game and outscored NU’s core unit, 18-9, in the crucial moments of the match.Mark Olayon gave the Red Warriors a 14-point lead, 88-74, on an and-one play with 47 seconds left to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUE head coach Derrick Pumaren said they have to start strong in the second half of the tournament if they hope of cracking the top four.“We thought about it the whole week that if we want to make a run we have to start the second round on a winning note,” said Pumaren. “The second round will be tighter and there’s no third round for us.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the East started off its second round campaign in glorious fashion after taking down National University, 90-77, to score back-to-back wins in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.The Red Warriors, who started the season 0-6, improved to 2-6 while the Bulldogs slipped to 3-5.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Blue Eagles sweep Tamaraws for PVL men’s crown MOST READ “And I’m proud of the second group because we were able to give Alvin [Pasaol] his much needed rest. These guys were able to deliver and they held the fort for us.”Pasaol, after scoring 49 and 32 points in his previous two games, got his 4th foul late in the third quarter and finished the game with 11 points and 10 boards in 19 minutes of play.It was Olayon who topbilled UE’s offense with 17 points to go along six rebounds and eight assists while Wil Bartolome and Mark Maloles combined for 27 points to help the Red Warriors.Nick Abanto showed his grit underneath finishing with a 13-point, 11 rebound double-double for UE.Issa Gaye led NU with 20 points and 13 rebounds while J-Jay Alejandro almost came away with a triple-double walking off the floor with 16 points, eight rebounds, and 10 assists under his name.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

Delhi’s prime snapshots for the month of June 2006

first_imgWomen in French Cinema2 Go for movies every Friday at the Women in French Cinema festival. At: Alliance Francaise, 5 pm and 7:30 pm. Till July 7. 3 Learn how to toss up a Japanese meal from Chef Hashimoto. At 19 Oriental Avenue, Hotel Shangri-La.Sicilian delights 4 Relish Sicilian delights,Women in French Cinema2 Go for movies every Friday at the Women in French Cinema festival. At: Alliance Francaise, 5 pm and 7:30 pm. Till July 7.3 Learn how to toss up a Japanese meal from Chef Hashimoto. At 19 Oriental Avenue, Hotel Shangri-La.Sicilian delights4 Relish Sicilian delights at Pickwicks in Claridges. Till June 11.Environment Day5 It’s Environment Day. Watch movies at British Council, 7 pm.6 Check out Kashmir Views, a show of B&W prints by late Ram Chand Mehta. At: Visual Arts Gallery. Till June 8.Soccer on giant screens9 Watch soccer on giant screens and indulge in special F&B promotions for sports freaks. At Tonic.Glass and ceramic works10 Display of glass and ceramic works. At Osho World Galleria. From June 9 onwards.12 Browse at Celebrating Daggers, a display of books and DVDs on crime fiction. At British Council, 10 am. Till July 8.Celebrating Daggers13 Last day for Indus to Gangotri, an exhibition of oils by artist K. Jagjit Singh. At Visual Arts Gallery.14 Listen to a Hindustani Classical violin recital by artiste Indradeep Ghosh. At 6:30 pm, IIC.Vegetable printed textiles15 Go for an exhibition and sale of vegetable printed textiles. At the Attic, 10 am.Burger17 Make your own burger. At Jaypee Vasant Continental. Till June 19.A Heritage of Flavours19 Savour a delicious variety of salans at A Heritage of Flavours. At ITC Maurya Sheraton. Till June 25.Darjeeling tea21 First flush of Darjeeling tea promotion. At Taj Mansingh.22 Go for a gallery show of artists like Sunil Das and Akhmal Hussain. At Dhoomimal Gallery. Till June 30.23 Enjoy a jazz and couple dance performance by Danceworx. At Talkatora Gardens, 7:15 pm.101 martinis25 Time to go on a liquid diet, try 101 martinis. At Intercontinental The Grand. Till June 31.26 Watch a 185-min screening of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute at the summer festival. At IIC, 6 pm.27 Last few days for a gallery works show by artists like Aditya Basak and Suchendra. At Gallery Espace. Till June 30.28 Let your child’s creativity flow at an enamelling workshop. At The Enamel Studio. Till June 30.Psychedelic music30 Put on your dancing shoes and rock the night away with Psychedelic music. At Elevate.advertisementlast_img read more

Callum Hudson-Odoi tells Chelsea ‘play me or lose me’ as Spain beckons

first_img Callum Hudson-Odoi scores first Chelsea goal in thrashing of 10-man PAOK news Read more Share via Email Chelsea face an uphill battle to convince Callum Hudson-Odoi to sign a contract with the teenager seeking assurances he will be granted more first-team football. Share on Twitter The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Reuse this content spent three days observing Sarri’s training methods at Cobham earlier this season, reciprocating an invitation extended by Ranieri in 1996 when he was managing Fiorentina. Sarri, who had been coaching at Antella, in the fifth and sixth tiers of Italian football, on the outskirts of Florence at the time had visited La Viola as the former banker sought to make his mark as a coach.“When we met [recently], Maurizio asked: ‘Do you remember, I came to visit you?’ but I forget everything – even what happened yesterday,” said Ranieri, whose new team have won once at Stamford Bridge in 54 years.“I was always open to other coaches. Now, when I have been out of work, I have often visited other teams to learn. I went to watch Jürgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund, and look to go around the world. So I asked to come to see Maurizio at Chelsea, so I know everything about his training. But, believe me, it’s still difficult to stop them.” Hudson-Odoi’s situation has attracted tentative interest from Spain and Germany, with Maurizio Sarri having suggested this week he is not yet convinced the forward is ready for top-flight football.The player is understood to be reluctant to drop into the Championship in a temporary move. He is not expected to be involved on Sunday when Chelsea welcome their former manager Claudio Ranieri to Stamford Bridge with Fulham. Share on WhatsAppcenter_img Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Topics Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Teams That Are Quite Close And Don’t Get On That Well Sunday! Hudson-Odoi, prolific in the youth set-up and impressive in pre-season, made his first start of the campaign in Thursday’s Europa League thrashing of Paok Salonika and scored his first senior goal in the 4-0 win. Yet the 18-year-old, who has 18 months left on his contract, had only previously benefited from two run-outs as a substitute against Bate Borisov in that competition this term and has yet to be included in a match-day squad in the Premier League. The fact he has been training with the first team has ensured he no longer plays for his age group, and he has made only five appearances for the development under-23s side.While Chelsea offered him a five-year deal in the summer and would consider loaning him out in January, the England Under-17 World Cup winner is reluctant to sign as things stand. Chelsea Read morelast_img read more

Man facing human trafficking charges after investigation in seven provinces

first_imgHALIFAX – A 31-year-old man is facing multiple charges after a year-long, seven-province investigation into a human trafficking ring allegedly forcing “numerous” Nova Scotia women into the sex trade across Canada.The RCMP said it learned last April that men originally from Nova Scotia had relocated to Ontario and were trafficking and exploiting women from their home province.Supt. Alfredo Bangloy would not say how many victims are involved, but said the suspect named Thursday, Lorenzo Trevor Thomas, is associated with a Halifax-area street gang known as North Preston’s Finest.“We know there are other victims of human trafficking from Nova Scotia out there. Our goal is to find these women, get them to safety and go after their traffickers,” Bangloy said.“We want to see victims and their families get their lives back.”Due to the complexity of the investigation — dubbed Operation Hellbender — Nova Scotia Mounties worked with Halifax Regional Police and RCMP in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland.Thomas was arrested by police in Niagara Falls on March 27 and remains in custody in Ontario.He’s facing 17 charges, including trafficking in persons, assault, advertising sexual services and receiving a material benefit from sexual services. Police say more charges could be laid.Bangloy said such investigations are often reliant on victims coming forward, and the RCMP is urging them to contact police.“These victims are generally isolated, taken far away from home and made to fear for their safety,” said Bangloy at a press conference at Nova Scotia RCMP headquarters in Halifax.Bangloy stressed police are not looking to investigate sex trade workers.Const. Natasha Jamieson, RCMP awareness coordinator for human trafficking, said victims often do not realize they are being trafficked.She said it often begins with a trafficker seeking out a vulnerable teenager. They then groom the victim by making them feel special and showing them a more glamorous life.Jamieson said many victims develop feelings of love, trust and loyalty to their trafficker.“The hopes and dreams they have been promised are what they hold onto and believe that to be their future,” said Jamieson.She said perpetrators then begin to manipulate the victim, often threatening them and making them believe they must work to get back in their “good books.”When the victim’s self-esteem is broken, the trafficker can now exploit them, putting them in a position to do something they wouldn’t normally do, said Jamieson.“You may have a victim who was singled out in their teens by a trafficker, who entices them into believing their relationship has a future,” she said.“They can be discouraged from legitimate means of employment, forced into exotic dancing and prostitution where profits earned by the victim have to be provided to the trafficker.”Jamieson said the expectation is that a woman will work into her late 20s or early 30s before being replaced by someone younger.Police say signs that someone is involved in human trafficking include becoming isolated from friends and family, moving frequently or staying in hotels, unexplained injuries and new tattoos indicating ownership or branding.Thomas is scheduled to appear at Niagara provincial court on May 9.last_img read more