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Spurs’ Son begins three-week military training

first_imgTottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-min began his three-week military training at a marines boot camp on Monday, a report said, with the Premier League on hold over the coronavirus pandemic.All able-bodied South Korean men are obliged to serve in the military for nearly two years, making up the bulk of Seoul’s 600,000-strong forces — who face off against North Korea’s army of 1.3 million.But Son was among the South Korean footballers who earned an exemption by winning gold at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. The 27-year-old’s Premier League season ended even before the coronavirus outbreak spread to Europe when he broke his arm against Aston Villa on February 16, and Spurs said he returned to South Korea for “personal reasons”.Son reported to a marines camp on the southern island of Jeju for his three-week basic training, Yonhap news agency reported.A Yonhap photo showed Son walking past a military truck and soldiers, wearing a green sweatshirt, a black cap and a face mask.”South Korean football star Son Heung-min enters the training facility of the 91st Battalion of the 9th Brigade of the Marine Corps,” the caption read. Son’s agency had earlier urged fans to refrain from attending the venue over virus concerns.”Son Heung-min is up for basic military training in April,” his agency said on his official Facebook account this month.”We have decided to not open to the public in active compliance with the government’s measures on the COVID-19,” it added.Under the terms of his gold-winner’s exemption, Son only needs to complete his basic training and perform around 500 hours of community service to satisfy his conscription obligation.Basic training in the army is four weeks, but three weeks in the marines and navy. The Premier League has been suspended since mid-March due to the coronavirus and no date has yet been set for a resumption.Topics :last_img read more

October 19, 2020 0

Gojek appoints former Amazon senior engineer as CTO

first_imgIndonesian decacorn Gojek announced on Wednesday that it had appointed former Amazon software development director Severan Rault as its new chief technology officer (CTO) to lead the ride-hailing application’s engineering team in Southeast Asia and India.Rault, who started his career at Gojek earlier this year as the head of engineering of the company’s marketplace, is replacing Ajey Gore, who stepped down in June after five years serving as Gojek’s CTO.“It is an exciting time to be with Gojek because the company is transitioning from a start-up to become a more developed company,” Rault said in a press statement. “I joined Gojek because of its goal to help people. I am drawn to solving technical challenges related to the goal, such as developing an advanced cloud solution and applying artificial intelligence solutions,” he added.Rault has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, including leading the Amazon team to create Amazon Prime Air – the company’s delivery service by drone.He has also worked with another American tech giant, Microsoft, as the company’s principal development manager for Microsoft OneApp and principal architect at the tech giant’s search engine Bing.He also worked with a virtual reality technology company Betawave prior to joining Gojek.“We are excited to have Severan as our CTO. His expertise, enthusiasm and leadership will bring Gojek’s product and service development to a higher level,” said Gojek Co-CEO Kevin Aluwi. (eyc)Topics :last_img read more

October 19, 2020 0

Craig Burley slams rotten Arsenal apples and tells Mikel Arteta to sell four players

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 18 Jun 2020 12:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link514Shares Advertisement David Luiz was heavily criticised for a shambolic performance against Man City (Picture: Getty)He said: Let’s cut through the mustard here. David Luiz shouldn’t be at that football club right that’s the problem Mustafi shouldn’t be at that football club, there’s an argument to say Xhaka shouldn’t be at that football club. Not good enough. ‘Mesut Ozil shouldn’t be at that football club but some clown gave him a £350,000-a-week contract for a guy who has been a liability.They’ve made bad signings, they’ve made bad decisions. That’s the bottom line. Now they’ve got a young, inexperienced manager who has been in the game a long time but not in management and he’s left with this. He’s going to be questioned and his reputation is going to be on the line.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘What the hell was wrong with Lacazette, if it’s a fitness issue I get it, if it’s a knock I get it. But is he not a better option, as good as Nketiah is and he’s a youngster, is he not a better option to be played from the start. All these decisions at this football club need to be questioned.‘And wait until you hear this. There was a story 24 hours ago this is incredible that Mikel Arteta wanted to give David Luiz a new contract seeing him as a role model and key part of helping young players. ‘I mean it’s just incredible the amount of bad wood and bad apples they have at this football club and until they sort it they are noting more than mid-table mediocrity.’MORE: David Luiz’s agent provides update on Arsenal contract situationMORE: Rescheduled Premier League fixtures for Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool confirmedFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Mikel Arteta faces an enormous job to turn Arsenal’s fortunes around (Picture: Getty)Former Chelsea star Craig Burley fears Mikel Arteta faces a near impossible task to turn Arsenal’s fortunes around but should consider kick starting his rebuilding project by selling four first team players.The Gunners returned to Premier League action last night at Manchester City following a three-month break and were duly walloped by the outgoing champions. Goals from Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden hardly emphasised City’s dominance, with Arsenal failing to register a single shot on target. David Luiz’s comical cameo, which culminated in a 49th minute red card, was defended by Arteta after the game but ESPN pundit Burley believes he should be one of the first players to be shown the exit door.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBurley also argued the dressing room was rife with ‘rotten apples’ and branded Granit Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi, while he chastised ‘the clown’ responsible for handing Mesut Ozil, who was left out of the squad for tactical reasons last night, a £350,000-a-week contract. Craig Burley slams rotten Arsenal apples and tells Mikel Arteta to sell four players Advertisementlast_img read more

October 18, 2020 0

Aker BP: NOAKA platform could be powered by offshore wind

first_imgNorway’s Aker BP is working on what it says will be the first energy positive zero emissions field development on the Norwegian Continental Shelf – the NOAKA.NOAKA – North of Alvheim and Askja-Krafla – area in the Norwegian section of the North Sea consists of the discoveries Frigg Gamma Delta, Langfjellet, Frøy, Fulla, Frigg, Rind, and Askja-Krafla, with gross resources of more than 500 mmboe.Two options are being considered for the development, Aker BP said, one involving unmanned platforms with host support, and one involving a central hub platform.“The premise defined by the authorities, and confirmed in recent dialogue, has been that a development should capture all discovered resources in the area and facilitate for future tie-ins of new discoveries. Aker BP recommends developing NOAKA with a new hub platform, which would ensure production from all discoveries in the area as well as higher resource recovery and socio-economic benefits than the alternative,” Aker BP said in its quarterly results presentation.The PQ concept also more is also the better alternative with regards to exploiting additional resources that may be discovered through future exploration, Aker BP has explained.According to Aker BP, NOAKA will be a new major field development on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (“NCS”).“Aker BP’s ambition is to make NOAKA the first energy positive zero emissions field development on the NSC…The goal is full electrification and zero emissions, enabled by power from shore combined with offshore wind.”The company is targeting a concept selection in 2018.Aker BP did not provide details on the source of the offshore wind-generated electricity. Namely, Norway has yet to develop its offshore wind industry, something the Government has recently promised to help with.Worth noting, Aker BP’s partner in the project, Statoil, does have experience in the offshore wind industry, having recently launched what is world’s first commercial floating wind farm – the Hywind – in the Scottish waters. Statoil also operates two conventional offshore wind farms in the UK, the Dudgeon, and Sheringham Shoal projects. The company is also working on the Arkona offshore wind farm in Norway.Largest FID in yearsAccording to a March 2018 report by Wood Mackenzie, concept select was originally expected to be made in Q1 2018, followed by a final investment decision (FID) in early 2019.However, Wood Mackenzie wrote in March, “since the development concept has not yet been agreed, we assume the project has been delayed by a year with the first production expected in 2023.Wood Mackenzie has described the project as a complex development with 15 stranded oil and gas discoveries and five different partners (Statoil, Aker BP, Grupa Lotos, Total and Wellesley Petroleum).“But cooperation between companies is key. The diverse types of companies involved makes NOAKA even more interesting – Majors, a Norwegian independent, an integrated company and Private Equity. Already there have been disagreements on the development concept, with Aker BP and Statoil at odds on their preference for a manned or unmanned processing facility,” the energy intelligence group said in March.“If the project gets sanctioned, it would be one of the top five biggest developments in the North Sea to reach FID this decade,” Woodmac said.Wood Mackenzie expects the oil to be exported with a new build 60-kilometer long pipeline to Oseberg before moving through the Oseberg Transport System to the Sture terminal. Wet gas is expected to use a new build 60-kilometer pipeline to Statpipe and onwards to the Kårstø gas processing plant.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

September 28, 2020 0

Playdough culturally insensitive to Maori, says institute

first_img3 News 25 Aug 2012Playdough is considered one of the best educational tools by some people, but early childhood centres are being warned to think first before using it. The warning comes from Maori educators, who say it is culturally insensitive.  They also question whether playdough, potato prints or macaroni necklaces should be used when some families cannot afford to put food on the table.Meg Moss of Minimarc Childcare Centre says though that playdough is a great learning tool for young children.“I haven’t found anything that quite replaces it for helping children develop manipulative skills and it’s fairly economic compared with commercial products,” she says.  It’s much easier for very small children to use, much easier than clay.”But Judith Nowotarski of the New Zealand Educational Institute says playdough is a waste of perfectly good flour that could be made into bread. “I don’t think any culture intentionally goes in and says it’s ok to play with kai, it’s ok to play with food or play with ingredients.  I don’t think anybody does that in this day and age. We’ve got to think about sustainability,” she says.Ms Nowotarski says some kohanga reo have stopped using food, including playdough, as a play tool because it’s culturally insensitive and a waste.“We removed things like pasta and so on for threading and baking for that reason,” she says.  “There are families out there who struggle.” read more

September 27, 2020 0

Why Daycare Can Have a Negative Effect on Your Child

first_imgHuffPost Living 7 November 2013It’s not likely that Canadians will read Swedish psychiatrist David Eberhard’s new book about Swedish parenting. But the headline in the U.K. press says quite a lot: “Sweden’s liberal approach to raising children has bred a nation of ill-mannered brats.” Dr. Eberhard is asking Swedish parents to reclaim their parental role.In fact, the Swedish approach to raising children is not best described as “liberal.” Rather the Swedish approach is that the state has taken over raising children from parents through the state run daycare system — a phenomenon I have studied for several years as an educator and a writer.North Americans are presented with a vision of heavenly perfection in Swedish daycare but in reality, education outcomes are declining, teens are anxiety-ridden and misbehaving and the quality of parenting is suffering.Ninety-two percent of all 18 month to five year olds are in daycare in Sweden. Universality is a much admired principle and it’s true that this has been achieved.However, the outcomes are otherwise unremarkable, even negative, for psychological health, learning, maternal health and parenting. read more

September 27, 2020 0

Missing Laurel Teen Found Safe In Ohio

first_imgRobertson, 15, was reported missing on October 13.A Laurel teenager that was missing nearly three weeks has been reunited with her family.Andrea Leanne Robertson, 15, was reported missing on October 13. According to the Connersville News-Examiner, she was located in Conesville, Ohio on Tuesday evening.Conesville is located 70 miles northeast of Columbus, Ohio.The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department is looking into her disappearance, and how she ended up in Conesville.last_img

September 24, 2020 0

Esther Boyles, 98

first_imgEsther R. Boyles, 98, of Versailles passed away at 12:45pm Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born near Friendship on December 1, 1918 the daughter of William Henry and Elsie Hunger Fischvogt. She met Edward Boyles at a legion dance in Milan in 1939 and they were married on August 31, 1940 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean. Edward preceded her in death on September 11, 1992. Survivors include two daughters Sharen (Kenneth) Thomas of Cross Plains and Karen (Paul) Filter of Dillsboro; one son William Boyles of Bedford; 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brother Denton Fischvogt, and her sister Irene Smock. Mrs. Boyles attended the Friendship School, attended two years of high school at Cross Plains, and was a 1937 graduate of Versailles High School. After high school she attended the Indiana Central Business College in Indianapolis. In her younger years Esther took vocal lessons and on one occasion she won the talent show at the Friendship Street Fair and along with Arnold “Shorty” Obendorf won a talent contest at the Sherman House in Batesville. She was also an accomplished poet and her book “Free to Fly” contains 100 poems she had written. She was a former employee of the Jefferson Proving Ground, the Friendship Post Office, and Contel Telephone in Versailles. Esther was a lifelong member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Olean and was also a member of the Versailles American Legion Auxiliary. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 13th at 10:30am at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Activities Fund at Ripley Crossing, the Alzheimers Foundation, or the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

September 24, 2020 0

150 Indiana libraries receive funds for materials addressing racial injustice

first_imgStatewide — Libraries, schools, universities, and nonprofit organizations across Indiana are receiving grants to purchase highly sought-after books, digital materials, and films addressing racial injustice in America to add to circulating collections in their communities.In the wake of the murder of George Floyd and ensuing protests, many libraries were overwhelmed by requests for materials, and library patrons faced long wait times for the most popular books and other resources related to racial equity. Indiana Humanities’ Advancing Racial Equity Collection Development Grants, ranging from $290 to $1,000, will go to 150 nonprofit organizations in 60 Indiana counties to enable them to meet the increased demand for materials to circulate in their communities. The project was made possible by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.Lilly Endowment provided Indiana Humanities with a grant to distribute $134,264 to libraries and add books to the Indiana Humanities Novel Conversations statewide lending library. Lilly Endowment also awarded Indianapolis Public Library $140,000 to purchase titles about racial equity for libraries within its system.Recipients of the Advancing Racial Equity Collection Development Grants in Southeastern Indiana include:Franklin County Public Library District, Brookville, $970Greensburg Decatur County Public Library, Greensburg, $1,000Lawrenceburg Public Library District, Lawrenceburg, $1,000Tyson Library Association, Inc., Versailles, $1,000last_img read more

September 23, 2020 0

Denmark hold England to draw

first_imgRelatedPosts Batshuayi double helps Belgium to massive win over Iceland UEFA Nations League: Barella sinks Holland as Italy get back on winning trail Germany still winless in UEFA Nations League after drawing with Switzerland Denmark held England to a 0-0 draw in an uninspiring UEFA Nations League match at the Parken Stadium on Tuesday.The hosts had the best chances in the League A Group 2 match with midfielder Christian Eriksen involved on both occasions. Eriksen’s clever turn in the 37th minute left his former Tottenham Hotspur team mate Eric Dier standing.It set up Kasper Dolberg whose fierce shot to the near post was pushed wide by England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was also alert to deal with a Raheem Sterling shot from the edge of the penalty box.Also, Eriksen wasted a great chance in the 81st minute, firing over from a promising central position.Simon Kjaer should have done better for Denmark with a free header in stoppage time. At the other end, England captain Harry Kane rounded Schmeichel only to see his goal-bound effort cleared off the line by Mathias Jorgensen.Belgium lead the group with six points from two games with England on four, Denmark one and Iceland none.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Eric DierKasper DolbergParken StadiumUEFA Nations Leaguelast_img read more

September 22, 2020 0