Blind Man Earns Black Belt in Karate

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore George Sanchez is blind, but now, after passing his test this month, the 47-year-old is also a black belt in karate. The Conn. resident tried to get involved in karate programs a few times in the past, but no one would train a blind man. But Carrie Waskowicz, his instructor of four years, said, “Just because you are blind doesn’t mean you can’t defend yourself.” (Read more in Boston.com) Photo courtesy of Jack and Jill Karate School AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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RLPSA CONNECT Event in New Orleans to Address Organized Retail Crime; Features Mayor, Chief…

first_imgThe Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA) will hold a one-day security workshop at the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel in New Orleans Tuesday, November 17, featuring New Orleans Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu, Superintendent of Police Michael S. Harrison, and District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro.Other workshop events include a session conducted by CAP Index on restaurant crime statistics in the greater New Orleans area, a discussion of how to use loss prevention technology to defend against theft and robbery, an open forum on restaurant security practices, and a panel on law enforcement and government issues.The first “crime workshop” was held in Houston and its success led to a new strategy for a series of workshops now known as RLPSA CONNECT. “Our crime workshop series, RLPSA CONNECT, will help connect attendees with their peers within the restaurant LP communities, and establish networking opportunities for connecting with local law enforcement, and government and food service practitioners,” said RLPSA Executive Director Jim Forlenza, “Our Houston program sold out, which is an indication of how important this topic is to restaurant security at all levels.”- Sponsor – The crime workshop will focus on criminal activities against quick service restaurants, casual dining restaurants and other food service institutions, and will aim to prepare LP and security teams in the protection of their respective organizations. The workshop is designed to develop awareness, open discussions and find solutions among restaurant practitioners, local government and law enforcement entities. This sessions will have an emphasis on theft and organized retail crime activity in the greater New Orleans area.This workshop is free to RLPSA Members through the generous support of Axis Communications, CAP Index, Envysion, Innovative Surveillance Solutions and Off Duty Services.Registration for the workshop is required. For more information please click here. Seating is limited to the first 90 registrants… so register today. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Ancelotti: ‘Salzburg-Napoli fundamental’

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti warns Napoli that their two meetings with RB Salzburg are “fundamental” for Champions League qualification. “I want to see intensity and courage.” It kicks off on Wednesday at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT) in Austria. “Salzburg started the season well and although they changed a lot of players, they maintained the same approach to football with intensity and pace,” said Ancelotti in his press conference. RB Salzburg beat Genk 6-2 in their opening fixture and only narrowly lost 4-3 away to Liverpool, so are genuine contenders for qualification from this group. “There is a lot at stake in these two games, as Salzburg have shown they are capable of qualifying for the Round of 16, so yes these will be very important matches. “I want to see a courageous Napoli team that gives its all. This will have a lot of intensity, so we need courage, ideas, the desire to take the game by the scruff of the neck and collective work to overcome a team that has been doing very well this season. “Salzburg have players with different qualities and characteristics in attack, who combine well. They can do damage both with close passing and on the counter-attack, so they are versatile. “They did very well against Liverpool, as it’s not easy to score three goals at Anfield, so we must certainly be wary.” Napoli have not won a Champions League away fixture for three years, while Salzburg are unbeaten at home in Europe since 2016. “It’s not just my fault, Maurizio Sarri was here too,” smiled Ancelotti. “We have the experience of playing here last season in the Europa League. It’s true we lost 3-1, but after 20 minutes we already had qualification in our pockets with the away goal, so we relaxed a bit too much. “These are passionate and intimidating atmospheres, but we have to resist that and focus on playing with courage. Napoli can only win if we show our quality. A win away from home would be fundamental in the group, obviously.” Ancelotti was asked about Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano, who returned from Mexico with an ankle injury and did not feature in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Hellas Verona. “Lozano had a knock on international duty, but he is fine and will certainly give his contribution tomorrow. Arek Milik has always had space when he’s been in good shape. I know if he’ll play from the start, and he could do, but I won’t tell you… “Dries Mertens is the freshest, as he was rested at the weekend, so the one with the freshest legs has a better possibility of starting. I don’t decide the line-up, it is the work in training that tells me what to do. “We are all here to do the best of our abilities and I think our best is enough to get three points here. Considering 14 players for this game is important, as I know you are only interested in the starting XI, but those who come off the bench can be decisive. “You reporters tend to get the XI right, but the important thing is that I get the right XI!” Will Fernando Llorente be in the starting line-up? “It depends on what kind of game you expect. If I thought we’d play for 90 minutes in the opposition half, then Llorente would have advantages. I think we need to choose strikers who are… good,” he smiled. Ancelotti was also asked if he still felt happy in his work, perhaps in light of recent comments from President Aurelio De Laurentiis. “Football was my passion when I was 10 years old and it is still my passion, even if the environment around it doesn’t always make me happy, but I love watching games, working on the formations and studying teams. That I will always love.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

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Marino: ‘Atalanta enthusiasm in Manchester’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Atalanta director Umberto Marino said they approach the Manchester City clash “with great enthusiasm” in the Champions League. It kicks off at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG. “You can breathe football in Manchester, whether it’s City or United, it is talked about in every street. As a small club, we approach this game with great enthusiasm,” Marino told Sky Sport Italia. This is the Orobici’s first ever Champions League campaign and 2,500 fans have made the trip from Bergamo. “The lads are concentrated, they know this is a unique stage to play on and we want to do our best.”last_img read more

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Karamoh receives racial abuse

first_imgYann Karamoh has confirmed that he received racial abuse on social media after Parma’s 2-2 draw with Inter. Karamoh helped Parma earn a point against his former side on Saturday and posted a video on Instagram of his goal at San Siro. However, one vile user replied to the clip with a message containing monkey and banana emojis, which did not go amiss. “I’d like to share this unacceptable message with you,” wrote the France Under-21 forward on Instagram. “Football is a dream for us players and for you fans, a passion handed down from generation to generation. “No matter your frustration, these messages mustn’t exist.” Roma defender Juan Jesus was also subjected to racism on the platform, resulting in the perpetrator being banned from attending football matches in Italy. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

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Community Access Point Opens in Annotto Bay

first_imgResidents of Annotto Bay, St. Mary, now have the benefit of a community access point (CAP), which provides access to the Internet as well as a variety of computer–related services.The Annotto Bay Computer Resource Centre, which is situated on the grounds of the St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church, was developed by the Universal Service Fund (USF) at a cost of approximately $3.5 million.It is outfitted with 16 desktop computers; one Internet broadband server and supporting network capability; one printer; one projector and two air-conditioning units.The USF also conducted electricity upgrading on the building housing the centre, which was provided through a partnership between the Church and the Annotto Bay Community Development and Environmental Benefit Society, which applied for its establishment.The CAP centre, which is the 256th across the island and the seventh to be established in St. Mary, was formally opened by Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, on Thursday, August 10.Dr. Wheatley, who has portfolio responsibility for the USF, lauded the agency for its work in developing the facility.He also praised the Benevolent Society for its perseverance in ensuring that the project was brought to fruition.The Minister said the facility will be a pivotal community empowerment tool that enables educational advancement, job creation and economic growth, and urged the residents to ensure that they “maximise the full potential of this community access point”.Dr. Wheatley announced plans to designate the Claude Stewart Park in Port Maria a public Internet Wi-Fi hotspot, similar to what exists in locations such as St. William Grant Park, Devon House and Half-Way Tree in Kingston and St. Andrew; and sections of Mandeville, Manchester. “We recognise that connectivity is critical. That is why we have taken this initiative to the length and breadth of Jamaica. We have to ensure that we not only concentrate on (providing) access in the urban areas but… that the entire Jamaica gets access,” he said.Benevolent Society member, Ruel Francis, said the centre’s opening is a “special and momentous occasion” for Annotto Bay’s residents, as it marks an investment in the community’s future.He said the organisation intends to ensure that the facility is fully utilised as a pivotal part of its community development plans.“This computer resource centre is the gateway to the future of our community, especially (for) our young people. It will open opportunities… and is something that is grand for the community,” Mr. Francis added.The opening of the facility was endorsed by several stakeholders, including Port Maria’s Mayor, Councillor Richard Creary, as well as representatives of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and Social Development Commission (SDC).The USF has indicated that at least 15 additional CAPs are to be established during the 2017/18 fiscal year.last_img read more

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Womens Resource Society begins One Bag Challenge

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society has started their One Bag Challenge.The challenge sees residents donate single or multiple bags of groceries to the society and challenge another person or business to do the same. All contributions from the challenge will be given to needy people and families in the community.The society’s Outreach and Health Coordinator Jenn Brown explained that while food is important, cash donations and household goods like diapers are also welcome to the cause. “Everything we do we have to be accountable for,” said Brown. “We’re accountable for our community and our community relies on us as much as we rely on the community. It’s like helping hands.”Brown added that if residents are donating food that non-perishables are best due to their long shelf life.“There are all kinds of things we do to try and keep our community safer. if people have food they won’t be trying to rip off a store.”The one bag challenge runs until the end of August. Residents looking to get involved can bring groceries to the Women’s Resource Society at 10051 100 Avenue.last_img read more

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OGC investigating well blowout north of Fort St John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The OGC is investigating a natural gas well blow-out north Fort St. John.Commission Investigating Natural Gas Well Incident The BC Oil and Gas Commission is investigating after Saguaro Resources experienced a natural gas well blow-out at a remote site approximately 180 kms north of Fort St. John. The incident occurred at 10:15 p.m. (MST) on Dec. 29, 2018 and there were no injuries. The Commission opened its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) overnight and has dispatched two operations officers to the site.All other wells on the site were shut in as a precaution and the site was evacuated.An emergency response zone was established with roadblocks set up and air monitoring in place.The flow of natural gas has been decreasing and the Commission will review plans as the company takes steps to cap the well.There is no public in the area and the incident has been downgraded; the Commission will continue to investigate and monitor, but has closed its EOC. Saguaro Resources Well Blow-Out00:00/00:39 LIVE00:00undefinedNext Video×last_img read more

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Trudeau Sohi meeting with workers at TMXs Edmonton terminal this morning

first_imgOTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is paying a visit to the Trans Mountain pipeline terminal in Edmonton this morning.It has been almost a month since Trudeau gave a second go-ahead to expanding the pipeline, after the courts overturned his government’s original approval.Trudeau and Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi —  who represents a nearby Edmonton riding — will meet with workers at the terminal, which is the start of the pipeline that carries Alberta oil to a terminal in Burnaby, B.C. The Liberal government spent $4.5 billion to buy the pipeline from Kinder Morgan Canada in 2018 in a bid to get the existing pipeline expanded despite significant political opposition in British Columbia.That plan hit the rocks in August 2018 when the Federal Court of Appeal said the government had not done a good enough job with either consultations with Indigenous communities or environmental reviews.Six British Columbia First Nations and at least two environment groups have filed new court challenges to the approval.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Decreasing amount of wells to be drilled in update from Petroleum Services

first_imgCALGARY, AB – The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), shared its third update to its 2019 Canadian Drilling Activity Forecast, announcing that it is decreasing its forecasted number of wells to be drilled (rig released) across Canada.2019 shows 5,300 wells (May 2019 revision) to 5,100 wells drilled. PSAC based its updated 2019 Forecast on average natural gas prices of $1.60 CDN/Mcf (AECO), crude oil prices of US$57.00/barrel (WTI) and the Canada-US exchange rate averaging $0.76.On a provincial basis for 2019, PSAC now projects 2,425 wells to be drilled in Alberta, down from 3,532 wells in the original Forecast. The revised forecast for Saskatchewan now sits at 2,035 wells compared to 2,422 wells in the original Forecast, and Manitoba is forecasted to see 230 wells or a decline of 25 in well count for 2019. Approximately three percent (3%) more wells are expected to be drilled in British Columbia, with PSAC’s revised Forecast now at 395 wells, up from 382 in the original Forecast. PSAC President and CEO Gary Mar said, “Compared to last year, the total number of wells expected to be drilled is lower by 31%. These are levels not seen since the lows of 2015 and 2016 at the onset of the downturn.“It is clear that our industry continues to face challenges for a healthy recovery.  News of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion being approved for a second time following its purchase by the Government of Canada has not restored investor confidence in Canada. Concerns remain that it will be built in a timely fashion to open market access beyond the US and with the passage of Bills C-69 and C-48 by the federal government, support for this industry at all in Canada is in question. For the first time in Canada, sovereign risk is an issue.”Mar continued, “On the provincial front in Alberta, while optimism is evident with a new government in office, curtailment of oil production remains in place and continues to be a factor against new investment. Across both Alberta and B.C., gas production is also hampered by low prices, again from lack of market access beyond the US until LNG Canada is in service.“The result of these challenges is that capital, companies, equipment and crews are leaving Canada for better opportunities, with the US an easy choice as it forges full-speed ahead with a supportive government and a welcoming and competitive business environment. Having only one customer for our oil and natural gas has not been a good strategy for Canada. Canadians are losing out on jobs and $15-25 billion per year in lost revenue that could be used for social programs such as health care, education and roads as well as for R&D and innovation.”last_img read more

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