2 Have a look at the next three fixtures of Leicester and their Premier League title rivals 2 Leicester pulled further clear at the top of the league when Tottenham and Arsenal settled for a point in the north London derby.Riyad Mahrez’s winner against Watford has them sitting five points ahead and here, talkSPORT looks at theirs, as well as their rivals’ next few Premier League games.Liverpool, Tottenham and Man United all have Europa League games to contend with in between, while FA Cup fixtures mean some domestic clashes are postponed. NEXT THREE LEAGUE GAMESLeicester: Newcastle (home), Crystal Palace (away), Southampton (home)Tottenham: Aston Villa (away), Bournemouth (home), Liverpool (away)Arsenal: West Brom (home), Everton (away), Watford (home)Man City: Norwich (away), Man United (home), Bournemouth (away)West Ham: Watford (home, postponed), Chelsea (away), Crystal Palace (away)Man United: Crystal Palace (home, postponed), Man City (away), Everton (home)AT THE BOTTOMSunderland: Everton (home, postponed) Newcastle (away), West Brom (home)Norwich: Man City (home), West Brom (away), Newcastle (home)Newcastle: Leicester (away), Sunderland (home), Norwich (away)And not that it matters, but here are Aston Villa’s:Tottenham (home)Swansea (away)Chelsea (home)
The storm passed directly over Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, but there was no immediate word on what damage the reef may have suffered. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SYDNEY, Australia – A powerful tropical cyclone ripped the roofs off buildings and uprooted trees in northeastern Australia, tearing across the region today with devastating winds that pinned emergency workers inside despite pleas from terrified residents. With winds up to 180 mph, Tropical Cyclone Larry smashed into the coastal community of Innisfail, about 60 miles south of Cairns, a popular jumping-off point for the Great Barrier Reef, sending hundreds of tourists and residents fleeing for higher ground. Des Hensler, an Innisfail resident, sheltered alone in a church, up to his ankles in water. “I don’t get scared much, but this is something to make any man tremble in his boots,” he told the Seven television network. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 A Queensland state police spokeswoman at Innisfail said three people had so far been reported injured, including a woman struck by flying glass. Police had not yet been able to venture out because the winds were still too strong, she said. Queensland state Premier Peter Beattie declared a state of emergency. “It’s the worst cyclone we’ve had in decades,” Beattie told the Nine television today. The Bureau of Meteorology had upgraded the cyclone to a category five – the strongest category possible – shortly before it crossed the coast, but then lowered it to a category four after the storm hit land.
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Insurers seeking to raise their rates after enjoying substantial profits in recent years will be unlikely to win approval, Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi warned Thursday. Garamendi, who’s running for lieutenant governor next year, had harsh words for a panel of insurance executives at a Los Angeles hearing. Pointing to premiums he said had increased more than 60 percent in the past four years, he challenged five companies to prove they aren’t using the increased premiums for unfair profits. “If you bring requests for increases to me, expect the worst,” he warned as the hearing concluded. “This department isn’t going to be the lapdog anymore.” Thousand Oaks-based Blue Cross Life & Health Insurance Co., which has clashed repeatedly with Garamendi in the past, bore the brunt of his attacks in the three-hour hearing. He also questioned executives from Woodland Hills-based Health Net Life Insurance Co., Aetna Life Insurance Co., PacifiCare Life and Health Insurance Co. and United Healthcare Insurance Co., with the goal of formulating public policy and legislative changes for the industry. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “We’re in this business to provide insurance and stay solvent,” said Robert Alaniz, regional vice president of communications for Blue Cross’ parent company, WellPoint. “To do that, we have to stay profitable.” Though Garamendi wouldn’t specify what level of profitability he finds acceptable, he made clear that Blue Cross’ margins near 25 percent are not. Blue Cross argued that while it does earn substantial money from its preferred provider organization plans, they’re offset by lower margins in its health maintenance organization plans. Statewide, regional vice president of state affairs Ann-Louise Kuhns said the company earns about 6 percent margins. The insurance commissioner took a skeptical tone, questioning the company at length with a confrontational style. He took particular issue with the company’s pending request to raise premiums on its Tonik plan, which it introduced last year to cater to younger customers who have often not bought health insurance. “Your efforts to reduce administrative costs hasn’t resulted in lower premiums, but higher profits,” Garamendi said at one point. “The beneficiary of your efforts isn’t the consumer, but the bottom line.” The tone moderated at some points, with Health Net vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer Roupen Berberian actually welcoming the hearing. Garamendi said he plans to hold more in the future to formulate strategy to limit health care cost increases. “Quite frankly, I wish we had more opportunities to discuss things like this,” Berberian said. “If we could work together like this, we could solve some of the problems we face in California.” Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Tags: AFCON 2019Bevis MugabitopUganda CranesYoevil Town Mugabi features for Yoevil Town in England. (PHOTOS/AGENCY)KAMPALA – A call up to the National team is always accompanied with a feeling of satisfaction for any footballer and for Bevis Mugabi, it is no different.The towering Uganda Cranes and Yoevil Town center back is part of the 28 players that will camp with the National team in Abu Dhabi before heading to the AFCON finals in Egypt.Despite being the only one in the squad currently playing in England, the 21 year old was surprised with his recent call up to the Uganda Cranes.“I never expected this and I was very surprised though I had a good season despite my club being relegated.“I was communicating to the coach (Sebastien Desabre) because he followed me as he watched my games online.“I am excited for this opportunity to be part of the Uganda National team AFCON squad.Mugabi was first called up in 2018 ahead of the official March FIFA friendly-window.He featured against both the 0-0 draw with Malawi and the victory over Swaziland, impressing in the two games.Mugabi’s first call up came in March 2018.Mugabi enjoyed the experience and was always looking forward to future engagements with the Cranes.“At my first call up in March 2018, I enjoyed a lot because it was my first time to play international football and want a more test of it by featuring in a competitive match like a qualifier and a competition like AFCON because that’s when you can actually say you are an international player.“I am still waiting for that moment to come thus patiently waiting and training hard.“I am not under any pressure amidst the tight competition for a place in the twenty three man final AFCON squad. The competition is healthy because everyone is at his best which is good for the team.Mugabi is optimistic about Uganda’s chances at the upcoming AFCON despite being one of the underdogs.“I pity those who underrate Uganda because we shall surprise many, the team has talented and hardworking players, the coach and his entire technical team are awesome together with the wonderful preparations.The Cranes are currently still camped at Kabira Coutry Club but will head for Abu Dhabi later this week. While there, they play two friendly games before flying to Ivory Coast where they will continue with preparation.At AFCON 2019, they were drawn in Group A alongside Egypt, DR Congo and Zimbabwe.The Cranes Squad to Abu Dhabi:Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns-South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal-Sudan), Robert Odongkara (Adama City FC-Ethiopia), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC-Uganda).Defenders: Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town- England), Nicholas Wadada (Azam FC-Tanzania), Awanyi Timothy (KCCA FC-Uganda), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Unattached), Ronald Mukiibi (Ostersunds-Sweden), Murushid Juuko (Simba-Tanzania), Godfrey Walsumbi (Unattached), Muleme Isaac ( FK Viktoria Zizkov- Czech Republic), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe-DR Congo).Midfielders: Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC-Uganda), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers Fc-India), Kirizestom Ntambi- Coffee FC –Ethiopia), Lumala Abdul (Syrianska FC -Sweden) Michael Azira (Montreal-USA), Waisswa Moses (Vipers SC-Uganda), Sadam Juma (KCCA FC-Uganda), Faruku Miya (HNK Gorica FC- Croatia), Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karagandy-Kazakhstan), Kateregga Allan ( Maritzburg-South Africa), Emmanuel Okwi (Simba SC – Tanzania) .Strikers: Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC-Uganda), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC-Uganda), Alexis Bakka (Carlstad United- Sweden), Nsibambi Derrick (Smouha- Egypt).Comments
Communities in Lifford and Strabane are being invited to come along to an information meeting on the new Riverine Project in the Old Courthouse in Lifford.The meeting, which is being jointly hosted by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council, will provide the community with further information on the delivery of the €8.96million Riverine Project providing an update on the progress made to date along with a timeline for the development of this iconic project.The Riverine Project was awarded funding by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) under the Peace IV Programme in June this year and will see the creation of a new shared space project that will reach across Lifford and Strabane creating thirty acres of new cross-border community park space and infrastructure. It will encompass a number of unique elements all designed to encourage greater levels of positive cross-community contact including: a pavilion building; outdoor wetland and park space; a family fun space; cross-border pathways and greenways; and a newly constructed pedestrian footbridge connecting the space across the River Foyle.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Nicholas Crossan believes that the role of the community will continue to be vital as the project is progressed and delivered over the next number of years.He said: “This project is designed to encourage greater levels of positive cross-community contact and I would encourage the community to stay involved and get even more groups and individuals involved to ensure that the needs and aspirations of all sections of the community are captured right from the outset.”Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr. Michaela Boyle added: “This is a truly exciting project and I think it is really important that we acknowledge the vital role played by the community in helping secure €8.96million for the delivery of what will be a transformative shared space. “We want to say a massive thank you to everyone involved. Both Councils acknowledge that the success of being awarded funding for the Riverine Project is due in no small part to the huge support, and contribution of, the many local communities and voluntary groups from all sectors in the Strabane and Lifford area during the application process.”Representatives of all community and voluntary groups are invited to attend this event to ensure that their much-valued views, needs and aspirations for this transformative development for their community are heard.The role of community and voluntary groups in informing the development of the project and the opportunities for participation will also be outlined at the event.The Riverine Community Information event will be held on 5th November at 7pm in the Old Courthouse in Lifford.Council to host information evening on new Riverine Project was last modified: October 29th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Riverine Project
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Did you hear about the nominee for the federal judge position in DC who could not answer basic questions about trial law when he was quizzed by the Senate Committee? Let me preface this by saying I try to avoid partisan politics in this column. And this complies because a Republican nominee was grilled by a Republican senator. To be specific, the nominee was Matthew Spencer Peterson, currently a commissioner of the Federal Election Commission. The questions were posed by Louisiana Senator John Neely Kennedy. And these questions were so basic that any fan of Law and Order could have knocked them out of the park.Before the quiz began, Sen. Kennedy established that Matthew Spencer Peterson had never tried a case to verdict in a courtroom, never tried a jury trial (civil or criminal), never tried a bench trial, never tried anything in federal or state court and had never conducted a deposition by himself. In essence, Sen. Kennedy laid the foundation for the importance of the substantive questions that followed.Matthew Spencer Peterson could not answer the following questions that are clearly applicable to the daily duties of a federal judge. What is a motion in limine? What is the Daubert standard? What is the Younger Abstention Doctrine? What is the Pullman Abstention Doctrine?For the record, a motion in limine is a motion, discussed outside the presence of the jury, to request that certain testimony be excluded. The motion is decided by the judge in both civil and criminal proceedings. The name “in limine” is Latin for “on the threshold.”Some years back, I represented a farmer who was sued for nuisance before his contract barns were built. We spent years wrangling over this before the farmer prevailed. He is still raising hogs and turkeys, by the way. A crucial motion in limine in our case was to prevent the plaintiff’s witness, who was a general practitioner physician from Iowa, from testifying as an expert. She was not licensed to practice in Ohio and had never examined any Ohio patients. Furthermore, she had never done any research on hog lagoons or confinement buildings. We succeeded in blocking expert testimony from the doc.In federal law, the Daubert Standard is a rule of evidence regarding the admissibility of expert witnesses’ testimony regarding presentation of unqualified (often quasi-scientific) evidence. This is relevant in many agricultural cases because frequently farming techniques are criticized but the allegations lack scientific methodology and are excluded under Daubert.The Younger Abstention Doctrine established that except in limited circumstances, involving immediate injury, federal courts should not enjoin state criminal proceedings. This is based on federalism principles and the belief that federal courts should not interfere with state courts. In 2014, it was narrowly defined by the U.S. Supreme Court.The Pullman Abstention Doctrine holds that the federal court may abstain until the state law question can be resolved in state court. The purpose of Pullman is to avoid the unnecessary decision of unsettled questions of constitutional law.Abstention issues could arise in bankruptcy cases. Chapter 12 bankruptcy is dedicated to family farms. Here’s hoping none of us need that relief. And now you know more than a federal judicial nominee did about the topic.A Google search of Matthew Spencer Peterson establishes that he graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. That is one of the finest law schools in the country. While there, he was a member of the Virginia Law Review. And that is a very big deal. He was then hired by Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, DC, a very prestigious large law firm that hires only the finest law school graduates.Matthew Spencer Peterson had to have known the answers to the questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee at some point or he would not have passed law school or the bar exam. Furthermore, all states require all practicing attorneys to complete significant hours of continuing legal education every year or two. Topics like motions in limine and abstention doctrines are frequent topics for CLE.The issue is that Matthew Spencer Peterson did not prepare himself for the hearing. It is no mystery what the duties of a federal judge are. He could have called any of them or stopped by a federal courthouse and observed. Or he could have just turned on the television. Especially since Matthew Spencer Peterson knew that his resume lacked the typical litigation experience, he should have anticipated the potential for an interrogation by the Senate Judiciary Committee. He currently works in government in DC; I would hope he knows how the system works.A standing committee of the American Bar Association found that four recent judicial nominees were not qualified. And Matthew Spencer Peterson was not one of them. I want to hear the other four answer the same questions. Please.Matthew Spencer Peterson withdrew his nomination. He plans to continue serving as a Commissioner for the Federal Election Commission, where he has been employed since 2008. He frequently joins to block enforcement of campaign finance laws.Democrats held the oval office for eight years. There have to be many qualified Republican lawyers waiting for the opportunity to be appointed to the judiciary. Here’s hoping that cream rises to the top.Can you imagine what would happen if the county fair had someone totally unqualified judge the steer show? A court room is really not much different. Except a federal judge, once appointed, serves for life. That can be a very long time.
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Lead is not the only concernSo, there is little data. But concerns have resulted in testing of both the quality of water coming into the green school building and at water fountains and other outlets used for consumption at schools across the country. And water fountains and other outlets are being taken out of service where the lead level exceeds 20 ppb.Despite the lack of a baseline for comparison, there are clear trends that go beyond lead. Among the most significant culprits is apparently “water age” (i.e., the water retention time). The green school buildings sampled had exceptionally high water age, and it appears that elevated water age is inherent in achieving sustainability goals of green building plumbing systems.The magnitude is daunting. The first green building this firm reviewed had water use more than 50 times lower than a typical similar building. Very low use at each fixture in bathrooms, coupled with large diameter pipes stipulated by plumbing code, resulted in an average overall plumbing water age of eight days.High water age raises concerns about the the chemical and microbiological stability of the drinking water. So unless a school has its own water supply (and few do), schools are not a regulated public water system. Stuart Kaplow is an attorney specializing in environmental law. This post was first published at his web site, Green Building Law Update. Water Risks Higher in Green Buildings, Report FindsGreen Plumbing Systems Save Water and EnergyCalifornia Gets New Water Conservation RulesPiping as Poison Worries about lead leaching from pipes and faucets into drinking water are not new. But the broad growth of “green” buildings, including schools, that use water conservation strategies has the potential to lower the quality of drinking water in their plumbing systems.To reduce water consumption, the latest version of LEED (LEED v4 New Construction) requires that indoor water use be reduced by 20%, and offers additional credits for reducing water use even further. But the consequences of that reduced water flow have led to concerns about water quality in green schools across the country.Some of the difficulty in characterizing this water quality is due to a shortage of good studies of existing buildings, including schools. As required by the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act (SWDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency developed a guidance program that establishes 20 parts per billion (or 0.020 mg/l) as the recommended “action level” for the amount of lead in drinking water for schools and day care facilities. EPA recommends that schools and day care facilities take additional actions to evaluate and address specific problem areas (e.g., faucets and fountains) for which the sampling results show levels higher than that. But no federal law, and no state law I am aware of, requires a school to take a sample or test the water.The action level for schools is significantly higher than the 15 ppb (or 0.015 mg/l) for lead allowed in a “public water system.” EPA requires annual testing for lead in public water supplies, defined in part as a system for the provision to the public of water for human consumption through pipes or other constructed conveyances that serves at least 15 service connections or regularly serves at least 25 individuals. Water systems can be flushed out regularlyThere are externalities associated with water age. A disinfectant residual (such as a residual level of chlorine), for example, was generally not maintained in the plumbing of the green buildings. At that first green school, it took 40 minutes of flushing to establish a chloramine residual similar to that present in the public water system.Most immediately, regular flushing of water is a practical approach to addressing water quality in green buildings, including green schools.It is anecdotally reported that a LEED Gold certified school with very high water age solved problems with elevated lead and microbial growth by regularly flushing a small volume of water (three minutes of flushing every six hours, less than 1% of the total daily flow into the building) to regularly introduce fresh water into the system.While wasting water may be viewed to conflict with the conservation goals of green building, it may serve as a temporary solution to the apparent public health issue.This is a tough subject. Have the green building programs gotten ahead of reliable science in the area of water quality?More and additional research is needed now from the environmental industrial complex to assist in justifying potable water conservation goals without compromising water quality and the public health. All schools and day care centers should test for lead in drinking water.And you might want to test the water in your green building as well. RELATED ARTICLES
Self-loathing sales experts. They’re self-loathing because they hate the part of themselves that once sold and felt that selling is something that one does to another person, instead of something that benefits the client. It makes them feel bad about themselves.Because they believed that they were treated like a commodity, they believe everyone shares their experience. Without exception, they believe that any proactive, outbound attempt at gaining an appointment makes one a monster. And invariably, they shout at the top of their lungs that buyers now have all the power in the relationship, as if the buyer hasn’t had the checkbook, options, and the ability to decide who to buy from forever.In their minds, the only way to create an opportunity is through a passive, reactive approach. They believe that the only way to share an insight is one-to-many, that it is not something one could do after calling, scheduling a meeting, and sitting face-to-face with their prospective client, who is now made out to be the most difficult challenge the salesperson may ever face. This is to believe that salespeople have so little to offer clients that they should tuck their tail between their legs and run and hide.There is never a reason to let someone feed you their fears. You should refuse with extreme prejudice any advice from someone whose beliefs include the presupposition that your intentions are bad at worse, or misdirected at best. You should reject out of hand any advice from a person who shares ideas that or would cause you to believe that what you are doing is not valuable to the people you serve.But most of all, there is a marketplace of ideas from which you can select what you believe. There is no reason to adopt a pessimistic, cynical, and disempowered belief system when it comes to selling. The reason the self-loathing sales expert shares this content with you is that they have no actionable or practical advice that you can use to improve your sales results. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now