Are you an intern, freelancer, or consultant getting ready for a new job? Congratulations! Are they asking you to work for free? Bummer.Unfortunately, some people assume that if you’re not an official “employee,” you don’t need to be paid. Some people may ask to “pick your brain,” for a quick favor, or to discuss something over lunch.Here are four tips to getting paid when asked to work for free:1. Know your worthYou deserve to be paid for your time and effort, just like a full-time employee. Make sure you know your worth and how much you should be getting paid – Check out Salaries for specific job titles at specific companies on Glassdoor, or Google can help, too. The payment would be based on the service you provide and the amount of time you work.To calculate your worth, think about three things: experience, expertise, and competition. How many years of experience do you have in this field, and what’s that experience worth? In terms of expertise, think about what the going rate is for your work in your industry. For competition, think about what your competitors offer and what makes you different – or better – than them. Your rate and offering needs to be competitive with other providers in your market.2. Don’t be embarrassedAsking for money is never easy, but don’t be embarrassed. You know what you’re worth, so ask for it. Be polite and respectful, but also be confident. Trust me, everyone works expecting to be paid – you’re not being rude by asking for compensation.3. Communicate clearlyBe clear and direct when communicating your worth and your needs to an employer. Don’t beat around the bush! Say something like:“I’m so glad you’re interested in my work! I’d love to talk to you about the next step, which is a consultation. We can discuss my hours and pay, and your goals for my work.”4. Be flexibleThough you’ve established and communicated your worth, be prepared to negotiate, as you would if you were negotiating salary at a full-time job. Be flexible in your expectations, and work with your employer to come to an agreement that suits both of you.
Provincial government offices in Yarmouth and Shelburne counties will close at noon today, Feb. 8, due to the storm. Offices in Digby, Annapolis, Kings, Queens, Lunenburg, Hants, Halifax counties, including Metro Halifax, will close at 1 p.m. Provincial government offices in Guysborough, Pictou, Antigonish, Cumberland and Colchester counties, and all of Cape Breton will remain open. -30-
Noida (UP): A six-year-old boy kidnapped from near his residence last week here, was recovered from Lucknow and a married couple has been arrested in the case, police said on Sunday. Besides the couple, who hailed from Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, a man who helped them in Lucknow with an accommodation had also been arrested, police said. The child was playing near his residence at Gijhod village in Noida, when he suddenly went missing on July 9 evening, a senior official said. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsSoon a case was registered at the Sector 24 police station and a probe was undertaken to trace Utkarsh, Gautam Buddh Nagar Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Vaibhav Krishna said. “The CCTV footage of the area was scanned and the married couple, Pradeep Dubey and his wife Pinky Dubey, were seen abducting the child from the lane near the house around 7 pm,” the SSP said. “Pradeep covered Utkarsh’s mouth with his hand to prevent him from shouting and the two quickly fled from the spot,” he told reporters. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The couple, which had only six months ago moved to the village, immediately left with the child for Lucknow. Our crime branch team and the Sector 24 police initiated electronic surveillance following credible inputs about their presence in the state capital, from where they were arrested this morning,” Krishna said. Krishna said that during questioning, the husband-wife duo told them that they were unable to conceive a child ever since their marriage, for which their relatives and other people “used to taunt them”. “Unable to take the humiliation any longer, the couple left home and came to live in Noida,” the SSP said. “Later, they told people back in Jaunapur that Pinky has given birth to a child and it has been over two years since they went back home,” he said.
Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party slammed the BJP-led Centre on Monday for “misusing probe agencies” for its political interests, a charge rubbished by the saffron party.SP chief Akhilesh Yadav alleged the government was trying to give a new definition to democracy by using the Enforcement Directorate and the Income Tax department. “One should learn institutional control from the BJP. No government has done it earlier. ED, CBI and fear — this is new democracy. The BJP is trying to give a new definition to democracy through the ED and the Income Tax (department), and creating fear,” he told reporters at the SP headquarters here. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’These have become “new institutions” under the BJP, Yadav alleged. Later, BSP supremo Mayawati tweeted that all state and central governments till date have “misused all investigating agencies in their political interests, which is not hidden from anyone”. Rubbishing the opposition charge, Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantradev Singh sought to know as to why Akhilesh Yadav was afraid. “Both, the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and ED (Enforcement Directorate) are autonomous organisations, and those involved in corruption are being probed. Why is Akhilesh Yadav afraid?” he posed. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KSingh, however, alleged that corruption and crime were at their peak in the state during the rule of the SP and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). “The entire council of ministers under the SP rule was virtually neck-deep in corruption. On the contrary, our ministers and party workers are working for the welfare of the people. For us, politics is a mission and not a business,” the state BJP chief told reporters. On Yadav’s allegation that false cases are being lodged against senior SP leader Azam Khan, he said action has been taken according to law. “There is no political intervention from the BJP.” The Samajwadi party chief had alleged, “In every corner of Lucknow illegal construction is going on, but no action is being taken. But a person who is running an educational institution is being framed for political reasons.” Both the former chief ministers trained their guns at the Yogi Adityanath government claiming that it had failed on the law and order front. “The state government had claimed it will not tolerate any disturbance in law and order, but incidents of murder, loot, rape and fake encounter have increased,” Yadav said, adding, “Uttar Pradesh has got the highest number of notices from the National Human Rights Commission.” Mayawati too came down heavily on the Yogi Adityanath government on the issue of law and order, saying Uttar Pradesh is now witnessing “jungle raj of mob lynching”. In a tweet, she alleged that barring the BSP dispensation, all state governments have had the same track record on the law and order front. “It was ‘jungle raj of halla bol’ earlier and now it is ‘jungle raj’ of mob lynching,” Mayawati charged. On the Centre abrogating provisions of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Yadav said over 20 days have passed since the move but people there are still “imprisoned” in their houses. “Journalists should tell what is going on there. When the government decision was so good, why did it not take people into confidence? Are people happy there? Whatever happened there, can happen with you and us in the future,” he said. On the issue, Mayawati lashed out at the Opposition parties’ attempted visit to Srinagar after the scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. “Under such circumstances, is this step of the leaders of Congress and other parties going to Kashmir without permission not giving the Centre and governor of that state an opportunity to do politics?” she said in a tweet. Yadav also alleged that the economy is collapsing and the currency of Bangladesh has become stronger than that of India.
Ricky Martin is giving you the chance to attend one of his last Las Vegas residency shows.A NOTE FROM RICKY MARTIN:“I’m so excited to be back on Prizeo raising money for my foundation, which is working tirelessly to abolish human trafficking. And as a special treat, for just a minimum donation of $10 on prizeo.com/rickylibertad, you’ll be entered to win the chance to come join me at one of my final residency shows in Las Vegas! ”I’ll make sure you have prime seats for my show at the Park Theater at the Monte Carlo, and we’ll hang out backstage and snap some photos before the show. Don’t worry about your flight and hotel. We’ve got you covered there too. If you’d like to donate more, you’ll get extra chances to win, plus some cool rewards. It’s all my way of saying thank you for your support.“Thanks for joining the fight against human trafficking. I can’t wait to meet one of you in Vegas!”For as little as $10 you can win:Two (2) VIP Tickets to the May 27th concert at the Park Theater at Monte CarloMeet Ricky before the show and take a photoRoundtrip Airfare and Hotel Accommodations for Winner and GuestABOUT RICKY MARTIN FOUNDATION:In 2002, Ricky Martin rescued three girls that were about to be sold into prostitution in India. These minors were going to become victims of human trafficking, also known as modern slavery. After the trip to India, he decided that the hid public foundation would become a leading voice in denouncing and exposing this modern scourge. The foundation focuses on education, prevention and research, as well as maintaining a presence in international forums and influencing public policy. Today, approximately 45 million people are victims of human trafficking, of which 5.5 million are children. It is the second most lucrative crime in the world, generating $150 billion dollars annually. No country is exempt. The fight to eradicate human trafficking is one of the most pressing problems facing society today and the Ricky Martin Foundation continues its tireless efforts in education about this heinous crime.
APTN National NewsA deadly northern Manitoba fire was caused by a three year-old playing with matches, according to fire officials.The fire, which killed a baby, happened in Lynn Lake, which is about 1100 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg.APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler has more on this tragic story.
LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a brush with political mortality Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by Conservative lawmakers that would have ended her leadership of party and country.May won the vote of 317 Conservative legislators with a 200-117 tally that reflected the discontent within the party over her handling of Britain’s exit from the European Union.Despite the victory, Brexit remains her government’s biggest problem. May is heading to Brussels to seek changed to her divorce deal from the European Union in order to make it more palatable to Parliament.The balloting came after May’s Conservative opponents, who circled the weakened prime minister for weeks hoping to spark a no-confidence vote, finally got the numbers they needed to call one.The result was announced to loud cheers from lawmakers gathered in the wood-panelled room where they had voted. Under party rules, May cannot be challenged again for a year.May had earlier vowed to fight for the leadership of her party and the country “with everything I’ve got,” and spent the day holed up in the House of Commons trying to win over enough lawmakers to secure victory.“A change of leadership in the Conservative Party now will put our country’s future at risk,” May said in a defiant statement outside 10 Downing St.She said that ousting her and a vote on her replacement — a process that could take weeks — could result in Brexit being delayed or even halted. May, who spent Tuesday touring European Union capitals to appeal for changes to sweeten her divorce deal for reluctant U.K. lawmakers, has until Jan. 21 to hold a vote on the agreement in Parliament, a timetable that could be scuttled if she is replaced.In a bid to win over wavering lawmakers, May indicated she would step down before the next election, due in 2022.Solicitor-General Robert Buckland said May told lawmakers at a meeting that “it is not her intention to lead the party in the 2022 general election.”Another Tory legislator, Nick Boles, tweeted: “She was unambiguous. She will not be leading the Conservative Party into the next election.”May has not said what she will do if, as many expect, there is an early election triggered by Britain’s Brexit crisis.The leadership challenge marked a violent eruption of the Conservative Party’s decades-long divide over Europe and throws Britain’s already rocky path out of the EU, which it is due to leave on March 29, into further chaos. It comes days after May postponed a vote to approve the divorce deal to avoid all-but-certain defeat.The threat to May has been building as pro-Brexit Conservative lawmakers grew increasingly frustrated with the prime minister’s handling of Brexit.Many supporters of Brexit say May’s deal, a compromise that retains close economic ties with the EU, fails to deliver on the clean break with the bloc that they want.Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson accused May of acting like a “supplicant” in dealings with the EU.“She’s not the person to see Brexit through,” he said.Opposition lawmakers expressed astonishment and outrage at the Conservative civil war erupting in the middle of the fraught Brexit process.“This government is a farce, the Tory party is in chaos, the prime minister is a disgrace,” Scottish National Party leader Ian Blackford said during a pugnacious Prime Minister’s Questions session in the House of Commons.British business figures had expressed alarm at the prospect of even more political uncertainty.“At one of the most pivotal moments for the U.K. economy in decades, it is unacceptable that Westminster politicians have chosen to focus on themselves, rather than on the needs of the country,” said Adam Marshall, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce.Graham Brady, who heads a committee overseeing Conservative leadership contests, announced early Wednesday that he had received letters from at least 48 lawmakers asking for a vote. That’s the 15 per cent of Conservative legislators needed to spark a leadership challenge under party rules.May cancelled a Wednesday trip to Dublin to meet Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar so she could stay in London and battle for lawmakers’ support.But before it, Cabinet colleagues rallied to May’s support. Home Secretary Sajid Javid tweeted that a leadership contest, with Brexit little more than three months away, “will be seen as self-indulgent and wrong.”Justice Secretary David Gauke said: “I think it’s vital for the country that she wins tonight.”He said that if May lost, “I don’t think we will be leaving the European Union on the 29th of March.”EU leaders tried to stay out of the fray. There was no change in plans for May to address them about Brexit at a summit on Brussels on Thursday.The European Parliament’s Brexit point man, Guy Verhofstadt, could not contain a note of annoyance, tweeting: “Once again, the fate of EU-U.K. relations, the prosperity of businesses & citizens’ rights are consumed by an internal Conservative party catfight over Europe.”___Follow AP’s full coverage of Brexit crisis at: https://www.apnews.com/Brexit___Associated Press writers Danica Kirka and Gregory Katz in London contributed.Jill Lawless, The Associated Press
TUNIS- Tunisian premier-designate Mehdi Jomaa, tasked with forming an interim government of technocrats and overseeing fresh elections, is a political newcomer who faces mounting social grievances and the persistent threat of Islamist violence.He was picked on December 14 as the consensus candidate to head the caretaker administration and resolve Tunisia’s festering political crisis, nearly three years after the uprising that toppled former strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.The little-known former industry minister has since avoided making any public statements or appearances, with Tunisia’s political climate dogged by mistrust between the ruling Islamist party Ennahda and the mainly secular opposition. Jomaa now faces the daunting task of forming a non-partisan government within 15 days and organising elections this year amid a rise in strikes and protests that often degenerate into violence, driven partly by the country’s economic malaise.Unemployment and regional inequality were driving factors behind the revolution that unseated Ben Ali, inspiring protests across the Middle East and North Africa that toppled leaders in Egypt, Libya and Yemen.After his appointment, Jomaa said his mission was to “favour the appropriate conditions for transparent and credible elections, the security of Tunisians and promote the economy with the aim of emerging from the crisis”.His political career began only in March this year when he was appointed to the cabinet.The 51-year-old father of five, who has no stated political affiliations, graduated from the National Engineering School of Tunis in 1988 before taking a higher degree in mechanics.He then went on to a career in the private sector, and headed a division of Hutchinson, the aerospace unit of French conglomerate Total.Jomaa became industry minister in the new government of his predecessor Ali Larayedh, formed in March in the wake of the crisis caused by the assassination of key opposition figure Chokri Belaid a month earlier.Since then, he has stayed aloof from political jockeying and focused on his portfolio.In particular, he has lobbied European firms to invest in the country, plagued by economic woes since the January 2011 revolution.But he has also taken the unpopular step of backing a decision to raise fuel prices this year, with Tunisia under pressure to reduce its unaffordable subsidies.Mahmoud Baroudi, of the Democratic Alliance, an opposition movement critical of Ennahda, believes Jomaa “is competent and independent enough to take on the post of premier”.But his lack of political experience, particularly on security matters, puts him at a disadvantage in confronting one of Tunisia’s most pressing problems — the threat posed by armed jihadists.The opposition repeatedly accused the Ennahda-led government of failing to rein in militants, who have mounted a wave of attacks since Ennahda was elected in October 2011, and of failing to stimulate an economic revival.If Jomaa manages to form a new government of independents, it will be indirectly due to the political crisis triggered by the killing in July of opposition MP Mohamed Brahmi, which was also blamed on Islamist militants.Another possible thorn in his side will come from the influential opposition party Nidaa Tounes, which rejected the idea of a premier from the outgoing government.Issam Chebbi, a leader of the party, said Jomaa would “not be a prime minister of consensus”.But the fact his roots are not hard set in the fractious world of Tunisian politics could prove his doubters wrong.
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“Reducing deaths from neonatal tetanus is one of the simplest and most cost-effective means to help reduce the high neonatal and infant mortality rates in many developing countries, particularly in under-served communities,” said UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy.Although eliminated in industrialized countries as far back as the 1950s, neonatal tetanus is still a major killer of infants in the developing world, responsible for no less than 200,000 infant deaths every year and accounting for 8 per cent of all newborn deaths.Unlike smallpox and polio, complete eradication of tetanus is not possible because tetanus spores can survive for a long time outside the human body so the disease can be transmitted without any human contact. But Ms. Bellamy said measures could be taken to virtually eliminate the threat posed by tetanus.”Through effective vaccination of infants, school aged children and women at risk, and the promotion of safe and clean delivery practices, deaths from tetanus can become a public health problem of the past,” she said, while stressing that the political commitment and financial resources were needed to “translate our programmes into action to eliminate the disease.”According to UNICEF, 90 per cent of all the neonatal tetanus cases in the world come from only 27 countries, which are currently working with UN agencies and other partners to stop the spread of the disease through effective immunization and safe delivery techniques.Up to 70 per cent of all babies that develop tetanus die in their first month of life, the agency said. The disease occurs as a result of unhygienic birth practices, leading to contamination of the umbilical cord when it is being cut or dressed after delivery. Maternal tetanus is also linked to unsafe and unclean deliveries.
Brock International is developing a comprehensive Internationalization Strategy and is looking for input from the University community.The strategy will outline specific actions and metrics to advance the broader strategic objectives of the University, including the development of a long-term enrolment strategy, fostering an exceptional student experience, contributing to a sustainable financial framework, and supporting academic excellence and research.The development of the Internationalization Strategy is being led by Leigh-Ellen Keating, Director of Brock International, and informed by consultations with the University’s Board of Trustees, senior administration, faculty, staff and students.The consultation sessions aim to offer an opportunity for stakeholders to provide input from their respective Faculties and departments.Sessions are being held for each Faculty. More information is available by contacting your respective Dean’s office.Open sessions, all held in the Global Commons at the International Centre, will be held on Monday, Jan. 29 from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.Those unable to attend are encouraged to fill out an online questionnaire by Friday, Feb. 16.
The English Premier League is the only league among the 24 that are part of FiveThirtyEight’s club soccer predictions that has six teams in the top 20 of the global team rankings (although it has no teams in the overall top five). However, these rankings suggest that the Premier League’s also-rans would not compete particularly well with the mid-table of other major leagues. Everton, the seventh EPL side, sit 47th. This places the Toffees behind 10 German Bundesliga clubs and 13 teams from La Liga. Even Atalanta, the seventh club in Italy’s Serie A, places above Everton.To explain why this happens requires some discussion of the method itself. League strength is compared in two ways; first, based on how well clubs from different leagues have done in direct competition with one another, such as in the Champions League. And second, the estimated market value of a team’s players, drawn from the website Transfermarkt. The former factor — head-to-head competition — receives much more emphasis when leagues play each other frequently, as teams from the top European leagues do in the Champions League and Europa League. That gives the big European leagues a more natural hierarchy.The relatively poor showing of the Premier League, compared with La Liga and the Bundesliga, is notable particularly because of the massive economic advantage that the English league holds over its continental competitors. The Premier League’s domestic TV contract pays in the range of a billion dollars more per year than Spain’s or Germany’s.1The new domestic Premier League TV contract is estimated to be worth $2.20 billion per year, compared with $1.04 billion for La Liga and $1.36 billion for the Bundesliga. The estimated values of Premier League clubs run about 20 percent higher than the values of clubs in the Bundesliga or Serie A and about 10 percent higher than La Liga. But these values have not translated into strong performances by Premier League teams in European competition. Judged over recent inter-league competition, La Liga’s performance has been about 27 percent better than the Premier League’s, while the Bundesliga’s performance has been 20 percent better. Despite its financial advantage, the Premier League has won only one European Cup in the past four years, compared with seven for La Liga sides. During that time, 19 teams from La Liga have advanced to the quarterfinals of the Europa or Champions League, and 10 Bundesliga sides have done the same. Only six Premier League clubs, barely more than one per year, have advanced to the final eight of the major club competitions.Just as Premier League sides come in below similar clubs from Germany and Spain because of the English league’s struggles in European competition, the continuing failure of MLS clubs to advance in the CONCACAF Champions League leaves American and Canadian sides behind the best teams in Mexico. Other than Toronto FC (171st), no MLS side places above the top 10 teams from Liga MX.The rankings further suggest that the best clubs from South America, such as Argentina’s Boca Juniors (81st) and Brazil’s Corinthians (88th) and Cruzeiro (99th) could hang with the teams at the bottom of the Premier League such as Watford (93rd) and Crystal Palace (102nd). Meanwhile, MLS teams would generally fall in either the second or third divisions in the English pyramid. NYCFC — the second-highest ranking MLS side, at 259th — rates below the top 10 teams in the Championship.MLS still has a long way to go to match up with the top levels of club soccer. These ratings and rankings will move as the various international tournaments play out through the fall, winter and spring. If sides from the Premier League or MLS mean to move up the rankings, they will need to have better results in direct competition with sides from other leagues. When comparing club soccer teams, it’s fairly easy to figure out who is the best of the best. The most talented players in the world play in a handful of European leagues, and the best teams of these leagues face off each year in the Champions League.Judging below this level is more difficult.How do you compare the English club Arsenal, which got through the group stage of the most recent Champions League but lost in the first round of the knockouts, with Celta Vigo of Spain, a semifinalist in the Europa League? And what about the European teams that didn’t play anyone outside their nation’s borders — like Stoke City in England and Freiburg in Germany?Even more difficult is comparing across continents. How well would the best MLS clubs do if they played in the Championship, the English second division?FiveThirtyEight has a new way of answering these questions. The global club soccer rankings compare 426 men’s teams that compete in leagues across Europe, North America and South America. As you might expect, the top three are Real Madrid of Spain’s La Liga, Bayern Munich of Germany’s Bundesliga and Barcelona, also of La Liga. It gets more interesting from there.
Ohio State rushed the ball 32 times against Indiana on Saturday. First-string running back Brandon Saine had no carries. “I think the way it worked out, I was more of a receiver today,” Saine said. Saine was second on the team in receptions and receiving yards and recorded a touchdown through the air. “We definitely switched that up this week,” fullback Zach Boren said. “I think we changed it because Brandon is great out in space. That’s what he is best at, and (Dan) ‘Boom’ (Herron) is best back in the ‘I’” formation. Herron has established himself as the team’s featured running back. He led OSU in carries for the third consecutive game Saturday. Saine lining up at receiver also allowed reserve Jordan Hall to see playing time early. “I was in in the first quarter,” Hall said. “The (coaches) just said, ‘be ready.’” It was the first time this season that Hall saw playing time while the game was still in doubt. Saine’s struggles on the ground might have been a contributing factor. Saine had rushed for just 80 yards and no touchdowns in the three games before Indiana. Giving him less carries and more receptions was a way to get him more involved in the offense. “We said going into the game we were going to try to figure out more ways to get him the ball,” coach Jim Tressel said. Players agreed that the team was playing to Saine’s strength. “He’s really dynamic,” center Mike Brewster said. “It’s hard for guys to cover him when he is running routes. No linebackers are going to keep up with him.” Saine agreed. “I think that it’s a great way to get mismatches with linebackers and safeties,” he said. Those mismatches have resulted in four receiving touchdowns for the running back this season, twice his number of scores on the ground. The team has confidence in Saine regardless of his role. “Brandon is such a good athlete; he can play receiver, running back, anything,” offensive linemen Justin Boren said. “He is going to make plays.” The team won’t be surprised if the roles of the running backs continue to change as the season goes forward, Hall said. No matter how the repetitions are divided up in the backfield, Saine is happy to be contributing. “Whatever I’m doing, it’s to help the team, and that’s what matters,” he said. “I’m just excited to be able to get out there and run around with this jersey on.”
According to the Sunday Times Rich List, global pop sensation Sheeran is worth £52 million, while Wales football international Bale is worth £54 million.It is the fourth time this year a EuroMillions jackpot has been won in the UK. In June another player saw their bank balance grow by a cool £87 million overnight, while in February two ticket-holders split a £39.9 million jackpot – each banking £19.9 million.The following week a UK winner scooped a £14 million jackpot.Wherever the latest ticket may be, the owner has 173 days to claim the prize before the money is passed to good causes. The lucky numbers on the night were 5, 9, 29, 31, 41 and Lucky Stars 2 and 4.Should the golden ticket turn up the holder will be in line to win £51,702,049. Keith Reynolds, Sonia Davies, Stephanie Davies, Courtney Davies and Steve Powell (L-R), a five member family syndicate from Monmouth who won £61.1m last yearCredit: REBECCA NADEN Somewhere in the UK is a EuroMillions ticket that could make the lucky holder as rich as Ed Sheeran or Gareth Bale – but the £51.7 million jackpot remains unclaimed after a week.The National Lottery has urged players to check their tickets from the draw on Friday July 28, when the entire jackpot went to one winner. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. District judge Michael Fanning described the giardiasis outbreak as the ‘single largest of its kind’ ever in the UK.Griffin was fined £1,500 fine and given a community order after he was found guilty of failing to carry out a sufficient risk assessment and discharging his duty of care towards people using his facilitiesDelivering his verdict, Mr Fanning said: “These are two people who took the skill Miss Kettlewell has and tried to develop a business and tried to be enterprising. It’s gone wrong for them.”Giardiasis was contracted by comedian David Walliams in 2011 when he swam 140 miles along the River Thames to raise money for Sport Relief. A newly-opened swimming school led to the UK’s largest outbreak of a water-borne parasitic disease after the owner failed to clean the pool properly, a court heard.Businessman Ryan Griffin, 26, spent £50,000 with his girlfriend Leanne Kettlewell, a swim teacher, to set up Dolphin Swim School on an industrial estate in York in July 2015. However, the pool was closed just three months later after more than 160 people were struck down with illnesses, York Magistrates Court heard.Simon Clegg, prosecuting, said water-borne diseases were able to thrive in the pool because Griffin failed to put necessary chemicals used to clean the water into it.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The pool also had a maximum capacity of four people but was crammed with 17 students at a time, many aged between two and five, Mr Clegg said.He added that the business premises also had an insufficient filtration system and the toilet, changing and disposal facilities were all insufficient for commercial use.Concerns were first raised in August, weeks after the pool opened, when a number of children fell ill with the same symptoms. Over the next two months dozens more parents reported the school.Public Health England records show at the time the swim school was open that there were 165 cases of giardiasis in York, an infection of the small intestine caused by ingesting contaminated water, which results in diarrhoea, vomiting and nausea.
Interested? You can buy a copy of the A4 calendar over at the Trinity Library Shop.All deliveries come with the words ‘naked academic photos’ in bold lettering on the back of the envelope.*Read Christmas lights are no longer causing a spike in electricity consumptionRead: Shoppers still going to Northern Ireland for cheap food and alcohol*Not really. (Obviously). [Image: The Scholars’ Committee 2013]WE’RE NOT QUITE sure who might appreciate this gift. In fact, there’s a very strong chance that all copies will be bought up by a panicky member of the Trinity academic staff, once he realises that, while posing naked for a charity calendar seemed like a lark at the time, he doesn’t quite relish the prospect of being called ‘Mr April’ by his students for the next 12 months.Nevertheless, the newly-published calendar from the Trinity Scholars and Fellows is ‘all for a good cause’ – so here’s what they have to say for themselves:For too long the Scholars & Fellows of Trinity College have been treated as just brilliant minds, nothing more than inner beauty and intellect. Not once have they felt objectified or admired for their physical form or fine complexion. Not once at least, until now…Taken in the style of ‘Tableau Vivant’, the Scholars & Fellows have bared almost all to raise money for two educational charities, Trinity Access Programmes (TAP) and the Community After School Project (CASPr).
Mar 12th 2019, 4:58 PM By Ryan Bailey ‘It’s been working in training for three years, so it’s good it came off’ Johnny Sexton was pleased to steer Ireland around a corner against France after a couple of frustrating weeks. Share2 Tweet Email Updated at 20.12IT WAS A strike move Joe Schmidt’s Ireland had kept in cold storage for three years, constantly working on fine-tuning the moving parts on the training paddock, before executing it to perfection against France on Sunday. The platform laid by Peter O’Mahony and forwards off a well-controlled lineout maul, Conor Murray identified it was on, firing a pass off his left to Johnny Sexton in between the dummy runs of Bundee Aki and Jacob Stockdale. The out-half was — as he so often is — the fulcrum of the wraparound play. Sexton celebrates his try against France. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOGarry Ringrose’s transfer — both in accuracy and timing — was perfect and with Jordan Larmour running an excellent decoy line to attract Yoann Huget, Sexton was able to collect, straighten and dart untouched to the line for just his 10th Ireland try, and first since Canada in the 2015 World Cup. It ended a run of 30 Test matches, both for Ireland and the Lions, without a try for the 33-year-old, who clearly enjoyed the moment as he embraced his team-mates under the posts, before converting his own score.“Yeah, it is a move we’ve had in the bag for ages,” he says. “Against Italy, we should have played it but we took the wrong option.“We’ve had it for a while and it’s the first time it’s come out; it’s been working in training for three years, so it’s good that those come off.“It’s something we always have, these good moves, I don’t think Wales are going to give us too many opportunities with lineouts this weekend and they’ll probably kick long and chase hard. Hopefully, we’ll have a plan for that as well.”Getting his name on the score-sheet was an added bonus for the World Player of the Year after a barren run. “It’s not something I’ve thought about really, my brother texted me afterwards and told me that,” he laughed.“Honestly, it didn’t come into my mind. It’s not like I’m a winger… I’m not too obsessed with scoring tries, my job is to try and make the team score tries.It’s always nice to score, it’s good that it was an important score and a good team try as well.Decisive, influential and pulling the strings, Sexton was back to something near his best against Les Bleus in round four after so much had been made of his performances, and body language, during a frustrating start to the championship for Schmidt’s side.It was no coincidence that Ireland conjured a much-improved showing at the Aviva Stadium when Sexton, and indeed Conor Murray, returned to match-shaping form in the pivot, even if he was pulled ashore for the final 20 minutes to give Connacht’s Jack Carty some valuable game-time in green. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 11 Comments https://the42.ie/4537365 Short URL 32,401 Views Subscribe Tuesday 12 Mar 2019, 8:12 PM Sexton was in good form speaking to the media today. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHOIreland’s off-colour performances against England, Scotland and Italy will have frustrated nobody more than Sexton, his competitive personality and unflinching desire for betterment and success no doubt leading to a great deal of annoyance.But, even then, the Leinster captain always maintained that Ireland were not far off clicking and on the back of Sunday’s bonus-point victory, was clearly pleased the team were able to ‘turn a corner performance-wise’.“Honestly, there was nothing majorly broken in the first few games,” he said. “There was just some uncharacteristic errors from some individuals and some break downs in just a couple of things. That just adds up and if everyone makes a couple of mistakes then suddenly you have 30 errors and you are in a bit of trouble.“We speak about the margins. Take me for example, you want to kick it 10 metres from the restart and if you kick it nine-and-a-half there is an error but are not too far off kicking a good one.“Kick it out on the full by half-a-yard and you’re only half-a-yard from getting it right and you’re not too far away from getting it right and that proved to be the case.”The out-half continued: “The first 40 [against France] was excellent, we did everything that we wanted to do. We had great intent despite the greasy ball early in the game. Very pleasing and it was good to sort of turn the corner, performance-wise.There are still parts of the game that we want to improve on, and that we will need to improve on, this weekend for what will be our biggest challenge to date and it’s one we are looking forward to.After a recovery day on Monday, Ireland’s preparations for Cardiff moved up a gear today but the six-day turnaround from France means Tuesday’s schedule — normally the first proper hit-out of the week — included a gym and pool session before a light run-out on the training pitch. The out-half pictured at Carton House. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOThere was a palpable change in atmosphere around Carton House earlier as Ireland, having put to bed the negative vibes of the first three weekends, head into the final round of championship action with renewed confidence and belief.Sexton, laid back and relaxed, says they are motivated to end Wales’ 13-game unbeaten run as Warren Gatland’s side bid for Grand Slam glory, having previously brought England and New Zealand crashing back down to earth after long winning streaks.“I know from talking to some of the Welsh lads from previous tours that the expectation in Wales is huge all the time and it will be at its highest this week to get a Grand Slam. They don’t come around too often,” he said.“I don’t know if Wales feel like they’re invincible, they’re saying that they’ve forgotten how to lose and all of that. They’ve eked out some results, we’ve played well against teams that have gone on runs before — New Zealand, England, stopping their runs.“Again, we’ll give them the respect that they absolutely deserve. We’ll analyse them, we’ll talk about where we can get at them, where we think they are very strong and we’ll come up with a plan.“I don’t think we’ll talk too much about the psychology of them. They’ll be under pressure but so will we. We want to finish on a high and win a championship. We still have a shout and we know that if we get a performance then the pressure is on England and then you never know what might happen.”Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here:
Asghar Sadri finally got his way with the Vancouver City Council, kind of.The local developer — who is also a prolific donor to local candidates — asked the city to rescind a decade-old development agreement he argued was hindering development of a parcel of land on Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard near Hearthwood Boulevard.Specifically, the agreement prevented drive-thru businesses, 24-hour services, gas stations and self-serve storage, the latter of which Sadri pursued as an option for the property in 2017.At first look, the planning commission and city council were not supportive of amending the agreement, and certainly not of throwing it out entirely. But when the council took another look in August, members said they felt the agreement was disproportionately impacting Sadri. Since his property was rezoned at his request in 2002, the remainder of the area became similarly zoned — but without the land-use restrictions he agreed to at the time.City staff took another look and came back with an amended proposal at Monday’s meeting.The amended recommendation — which was approved 5 to 1, with Councilor Ty Stober opposing — allows Sadri to build drive-thru businesses, gas stations and in a specified portion, a self-serve storage facility. The storage facility is restricted to 14900 Mill Plain Blvd., behind the existing minimall and tavern already on-site.
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:bahamas, business, inspection, ministry of finance, vat, warning Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, 08 Jan 2014 – The government of the Bahamas is warning business owners to explain themselves and the new Value Added Tax better to consumers. The Ministry of Finance today issued warning in letters to those companies not displaying the VAT inclusive price to the customer and says, if there is still resistance to the warning then there will be fines leveled against these businesses. Bahamians are adjusting and in some cases not so well to the added 7.5% they are expected to pay for products and services with the January 1st, 2015 implementation of this new tax regime.It is the first time for VAT in The Bahamas and the concerns have been varied but widespread; even the threat of losing some tourism business is looming. Nonetheless, government forged ahead with the program and rejuvenated its Price Control Agency to watch for price gouging.In a statement earlier today, the VAT Department explained it is doing its part to protect consumers and shared that there are already warning letters out for registrants who may be making incorrect calculations. Consumers are entitled to refunds if the amounts identified as “tax” or “VAT” exceed 7.5%. In addition, retail businesses are not allowed to disclose as taxes, charges that are not VAT. Add to this, companies incomplete their registration process are advised not to be caught collecting VAT.One gouger jumped as high as 17.5% on the cost of movie tickets.The Department’s advice to consumers: “…challenge assertions which convey impressions that VAT is a significant cost for registered business. The tax is directly borne by consumers. When paid by the VAT registrant it is recoverable as credits.”From The Bahamas, Deandrea Hamilton reporting for One Caribbean News. Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Now