Possible changes to hurling penalty rules.

first_imgTipperary’s Seamus Callanan and John O’Dwyer both had penalties saved during Sunday’s drawn All Ireland final while a goal hasn’t come from a penalty in the Championship since Joe Canning netted for Galway against Kilkenny in the Leinster semi final in June.O’Neill said the debate to change the current status quo has been ongoing since before Sunday.last_img

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Arsenal Regains Top Four Spot

first_imgArsenal punished struggling Southampton with two first-half goals to move back into the top four of the Premier League.The Gunners led when Alexandre Lacazette reacted quickest to turn in Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s shot, with the Saints’ claims for offside proving futile.And they doubled their lead shortly after when Mkhitaryan drilled a shot into the bottom corner. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (right) and Shkodran Mustafi celebrating Arsenal’s qualification for the last 16 of the Europa League following the 3-0 defeat of Bate Borisov at the Emirates Stadium in London…last night Arsenal should have scored more in a dominant first half, but ultimately it mattered little as those goals were enough to move Unai Emery’s side above Manchester United, who drew at home to Liverpool.Saints, who missed good chances through Nathan Redmond and Matt Targett before each of Arsenal’s goals, offered more resistance after the break.But they remain in the bottom three, a point adrift of fourth-bottom Cardiff, after failing to win for a fourth successive league game.Arsenal have struggled for consistency under Emery in the second half of the season, alternating between wins and defeats in each of their 10 previous matches before Southampton’s visit.In truth, anything other than a home win against the Saints looked unlikely. However, Emery may be concerned with his side’s inability to demolish their lowly opponents.The Gunners looked potent every time they burst forward, particularly in the first half, and in the closing stages, against a Southampton side which looked fragile at the back.Lacazette was allowed the space to turn in the opener, with the visitors’ defence unorganised and too concerned about appealing for offside, for his 13th goal of the season.After Mkhitaryan doubled the lead, the France striker should have added another but somehow scooped over the bar from a few yards out.Arsenal’s dominance was illustrated by the 11 shots which they attempted in the first half, nine of which came from inside the Saints areaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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How to Maintain Outdoor Furniture

first_imgBy Ken AdneyAll jokes aside about how Washington State’s “official” plant is mildew, the weather here can be hard on your outdoor furniture.  With a little periodic maintenance, you can do battle with the elements and maintain those items so that you can enjoy them for many years to come.Outdoor furniture is not as expensive as indoor items, but it is still an investment. You will want to take care of your items so you don’t have to replace them any time soon. The care will depend on the type of furniture you have on your patio and the degree of protection from the weather provided. The following are some tips for maintenance on various materials.Iron, Aluminum or SteelThe first step is smart shopping.  Steel holds up the best because it isn’t as brittle as cast iron or as soft as aluminum, but it is prone to serious rust problems.  The most durable of finishes is powder coating.  These are polymer granules sprayed on with a gun that uses an electrostatic charge to get the particles to stick.  Then the product is baked at about 390 degrees so the particles melt and flow together.  Unless the powder coating flakes off, you shouldn’t need to paint it.If you have patio furniture with any type of metal frame, your biggest concern will be rust. Some newer metal frames come with rust resistant aspects and they do not require as much maintenance. If your frame is older, you might want to seal it with a paste wax after you clean it with soap and water, to help prevent rust. If you already have spots of rust on your furniture, treat it with a rust remover.  Personally, I prefer the Rust-oleum line of paints if you need to repaint.WoodWooden outdoor furniture should be sealed with exterior varnish so the wood is well protected from the elements. You can then clean the furniture with soap and water on a regular basis. If your wood furniture is not sealed, you will want to do this as soon as you can. It is also a good idea to store wood items in a garage or shed in the winter so the material is not damaged from the extra moisture.There are some exceptions to the rule of exterior varnishes. Some woods (such as teak or cedar) have naturally high contents of oil.  Although this oil provides protection against rot, it can also make a surface sealer, like varnish, not “stick” very well.  I’ve had the best luck with spar varnish, originally intended for use on ship or boat spars.  It has the benefit of being elastic, or less brittle, than other finishes but it usually is only available in a high gloss, which may not be the look you want for your wooden furniture.  An alternative is to use tung or linseed oil.  Cleanup for either of these will require alcohol or turpentine.WickerIt is a good idea to hose wicker furniture down on a regular basis. If the material is really filled with dirt, use a mild soap along with the water. Once the wicker dries, you can seal it with paste wax to protect it from stormy weather.ResinPlastic outdoor furniture takes the least amount of maintenance. There is really nothing you have to do to keep it looking decent. If it gets dirty, simply hose it off.FabricFabric takes the most maintenance because you have to wash it thoroughly on a regular basis to keep it clean. If you have cushions on your outdoor furniture, make sure you buy materials that can be machine-washed.  Wash the cushions every month and lay to dry, outside in the sun. You will also have to worry about the fabric fading in the sunlight on your patio.   Of course, a polyester fabric (the most famous being the Sunbrella brand) is the most durable.  You can wash these with a mild soap like Snow or Woolite and be sure to rinse them completely.UmbrellasUmbrellas are a nice way to gain access to extra shade on the patio, but you will need to keep the item clean. Use a soft brush along with soap and water to get the dirt off your umbrella. If the item has a metal frame, you might need to oil it in order to ensure that the umbrella will be able to move up and down smoothly. Wooden frames will need to have paste wax applied to protect them from moisture.Ken Adney owns Furniture Works in downtown Olympia, selling an eclectic mix of gently used and new home furnishings. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Sourav Ganguly appreciates Ravindra Jadeja for not losing faith

first_imgAdvertisement f4qNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs0dpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Equ3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) nz3Would you ever consider trying this?😱a1hCan your students do this? 🌚sc90Roller skating! Powered by Firework Ravindra Jadeja might not be a regular in India’s playing XI these days but has not lost his edge and delivers whenever he has the opportunity, according to former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly. The left-arm cricketer almost took India to the final of this year’s ICC World Cup, while the whole cricketing world enjoyed his performance. And last week, in the first Test against the Windies the utility player once again proved himself as one the best allrounders in current world cricket.Advertisement Ganguly, who questioned his selection in the team ahead of R. Ashwin lauded Jadeja for his performance in a column for the Times of India,Advertisement “One must also mention the efforts of Ravindra Jadeja. He didn’t lose belief even though he hasn’t been a regular in the side lately — be it in ODIs or Tests. He came out and played a terrific knock in the World Cup semi-final and in the first Test too, he delivered when India really needed it,”.The Saurashtra allrounder, made his international debut back in 2009 and has played 42 Tests and T20Is each along with 156 ODIs with 3807 runs and over 400 wickets after his name. He was a regular face in the squad until the arrival of the spin duo of ‘Kul- Cha’ (Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav). However, in the first Test at Antigua he played a solid knock of 58 at No.8 when his side was struggling to end the first innings for a respectable score. India turned around in the second innings after a Ajinkya Rahane ton helped them to set a mammoth target of 419.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Truth Behind The Glam

first_imgNew business grows from struggle with breast cancerBy Michele J. KuhnRED BANK – When it comes to the signature color for breast cancer, Elio Ventrella wishes there was a little bit of blue mixed in with all that pink for men like him.The 33-year-old Ventrella, the owner of theGLAMbar on Broad Street, is a five-year breast cancer survivor. He was diagnosed May 17, 2007, after feeling strange. “I don’t know how to put it,’’ he said. “I was eating a lot and perspiring … I had swollen lymph nodes.”When his primary care doctor told him it was an infection, “I said no, something else is wrong.” When the doctor declined to send him on for further tests or examinations, the then-Staten Island resident made an appointment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.Ventrella said his father, grandfather and an aunt all died from cancer. His grandmother is a breast cancer survivor.“They did a full workup,” he said. And when the results came in, his doctor sat him down. “He started out by calling me Mr. Ventrella when he had been calling me Elio… He told me I had breast cancer.“They told me they had to treat it aggressively… It was Stage 3 from what they could tell. It was life or death,’’ Ventrella said.“I thought it was a joke. I was just getting my life back…I had had a bad breakup and I kind of lost myself for a while and I was just getting myself back,” he said when learned of his diagnosis. Ventrella left the doctor’s that day promising to make appointments with specialists but instead ignored the fact he had breast cancer.For four months, he said, he “put it aside. I didn’t deal with it at all.” He didn’t even tell his family or friends. He admits he was scared and also afraid of how he would look after surgery. He feared being disfigured. “I was very vain…very, very vain, but I also didn’t want to die. Dying is still my biggest fear,” he said.He finally began looking for an oncologist and a plastic surgeon who specialized in men with breast cancer, a task that proved to be problematic. “There are no plastic surgeons for men with breast cancer… Being a man with breast cancer makes you feel you are alone with no one to help you,” he said.Less than 1 percent of all breast cancers occur in men and those who do get breast cancer are generally between 60 and 70 years old, according to statistics from the National Institute of Cancer at the National Institutes of Health website.While researching, Ventrella said he found three doctors – in California, Texas and Florida – who would perform reconstructive surgery on men with breast cancer. He chose the Florida doctor. He had “extremely aggressive” surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami to remove his right breast and then underwent reconstruction. He didn’t expect to have chemotherapy or radiation. But when tests of lymph nodes taken from his armpit and right arm during surgery came back as positive for cancer, he was put on a regimen of chemo and radiation, eight weeks on, four weeks off and then eight weeks on again, he said.During the off days when he felt well enough, he would go to spas for facials and massages. He met a cadre of about 14 women who befriended him. He would forget about his problems for a while as he listened to them complain about the spa and beauty services they got and how they never really knew what it was going to cost until they were leaving the building. It was those friendships – he still keeps in contact with six or seven of those women – that helped him see a market for theGLAMbar, a blow-dry bar and makeup business which opened in March at 116 Broad St.Two years after battling the disease alone, Ventrella finally told his family and friends about having breast cancer. Since then they have been with him as he has battled complications, including a stomach infection, procedures to build up his arm and then the rupture of that work that occurred during a work accident. He has had a total of 32 surgeries, the last in 2010, he said.While recuperating, he came to live in Red Bank where the person he was seeing had a summer home. “I saw Red Bank as a safe haven. No one knew me here and I could be normal.’’After losing his love for his job in merchandise branding with a major department store, he decided to open a business for women. “I didn’t research it… I did my legal work with LegalZoom (an Internet legal document site) and went to a real estate agent.“This was the first building I saw. I saw 22 (all over New Jersey) and I came back here,” he said. “I felt at home here.”Ventrella is a supporter of the Paint the Town Pink campaign. He said he would like to bring some makeup and a few of his “glamologists” to area hospitals and help make breast cancer patients feel better about themselves.Ventrella expects to grow his business to other areas and is already working on a second version of theGLAMbar.After coming through his ordeal, he’s cautiously optimistic. “I’m OK.”last_img read more

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Riders rebound to square Kootenay Final with 5-2 win

first_imgThe Nelson Daily SportsThe Fernie Ghostriders struck for three first period goals en route to a 5-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Castlegar Rebels in Kootenay Conference playoff action Tuesday in the East Kootenay City.The win evens the best-of-seven final at 1-1. Castlegar won the opening game of the series 8-4 Monday. Game three is Thursday in Castlegar.Former Nelson Leaf Connor McLaughlin, 48 seconds in to the game, Cale Wright and Alex Milhouse scored in the opening frame to put the host team in the driver’s seat.Castlegar twice scored short handed but both times the Riders answered with goals of their own.Scott Morriseau, who finished the game with three points, scored twice for Fernie while Spencer Brodt and Tyler Robinson replied the Murdoch Division winners.Luke Richardson and Jeff Zmurchyk each had two points for Fernie.Fernie out shot the Rebels 41-22. Andrew Walton rebounded from a poor performance in game one to register the win in goal.Alex Ross took the loss in goal for Castlegar.Fernie played the game without sniper Thomas Abenante who was handed a one game suspension after game one of the series for a checking from behind penalty late in the game.
 Okanagan series resumes WednesdayThe Osoyoos Coyotes and Revelstoke Grizzlies are back in action for game three Wednesday at the Forum in Revelstoke.The teams split the opening two games in the South Okanagan City.The Grizz won the opener with the Dogs winning game two in overtime.Game four is set for Thursday in [email protected]last_img read more

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U.S. Commits US$950M So Far to Liberia’s Ebola Fight

first_imgUnited States Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Ruth Malac, has disclosed that the U.S. Government has so far committed US$950 million to Liberia’s fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD), which has plagued the country since February, 2014.Speaking last Thursday in Barkedu, Quardu Gborni District in Lofa County, while dedicating the US$162,000 newly constructed Barkedu Health Center, Amb. Malac said, “The U.S. Government has also been the largest supporter to the Government of Liberia in the fight against Ebola, committing over US$950 million to fighting Ebola in the West African Region, and mobilizing additional support from around the world to restrain the virus.”The construction of the health center was a collaborative effort between the U.S. Government through the Rebuilding Basic Health Services (RBHS) project and the Ministry of Health, the local government and the  community, with support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Amb. Malac, who was accompanied to the occasion by the Commanding Officer for the U.S. Military Mission to support Liberia’s Ebola response, Maj/Gen. Gary Volesky, acknowledged efforts the soldiers have so far applied in the fight to stop the spread of the virus around the country. She said that the support to stop the virus continues America’s longstanding relationship with Liberia, and the substantial assistance the U.S. Government provides each year to the country’s Ministry of Health (MOH) and civil society partners to strengthen the health system around the country.“The U.S. Government values our partnership with the Government and people of Liberia, and we are proud to continue supporting the country’s efforts to create a healthier, more prosperous future,” the U.S. envoy asserted. Earlier in welcome remarks, Lofa Superintendent George S. Dunor extolled the U.S. Government through its Embassy in Monrovia for its numerous contributions to the growth and development of Liberia, particularly during the Ebola crisis.Ebola entered Liberia last year through Lofa County from the Republic of Guinea and devastated the lives of Liberians as well as many others in Sierra Leone. At the moment, the present death toll since that outbreak, as recorded by the World Health Organization (WHO) is over 8,000 persons.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ensuring Peace region homes aren’t affected by extreme rain

first_img“Adhering to municipalities’ procedures for installing backflow valves – if there’s a program out there doing that, so you take the preventative measures to prevent the water from entering the home.”More than 2,200 Canadians were involved in this year’s RBC study, which was carried out between January 5 and 25, 2015. However, now we begin the period of the five heaviest precipitation months of the year, with a combined average of 275 millimetres and as a result the greatest local area flood threat.In fact, we are only four years removed from severe 2011 flooding, when the airport weather station posted a record 176.5 millimetres in June, and 321 for June and July combined.Paula Bondi is the RBC Home Insurance Senior Product Manager, and she says even though a new RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study showed most Canadians are confident about their ability to cope with a severe weather event, preventative measure facts would suggest otherwise.- Advertisement -“Canadians agree, extreme weather is on the rise and they feel they’re prepared to deal with the extreme weather, yet at the same time, the studies show they’re not going to take precautionary measures to prevent water damage this year,” explains Bondi. “And in fact, we found that Canadians plan to take less preventative measures than in previous years. So definitely concerning because water damage is the main cause to damage to Canadian homes, and it’s the number one insurance claim, surpassing fire.”With Emergency Preparedness Week beginning on Monday, and extreme weather events on the rise, RBC Insurance is also offering some additional safety tips for Canadian home and property owners.“Having somebody check the home regularly when you’re not going to be at your home for a period of time – even go in the home,” advises Bondi. “Make sure that nothing has happened inside the home and not only outside the home.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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It Cannot Be All About You

first_imgThe reason sales has a negative connotation is specifically driven by a few historical behaviors. The first is a self orientation. The second follows the first closely, and that is a lack of influence and persuasiveness.It’s all about you.One of the things that made the sales process a negative one for the buyer, prospect, and customer was the salesperson’s self orientation. That self orientation often extended to the company who hired and trained the salespeople. That self orientation can be described as the desire to “sell someone.”It was clear that selling was being done to the person buying, and never for them. It was very tactical, and the outcome was nothing more than the salesperson closing the deal. Tactics and behaviors that followed were built on the idea of winning. Listen, you are still supposed to win deals. But the way that you win is by helping your client, not by winning and allowing their win to be an afterthought.There are still salespeople and sales organizations who are self oriented, and a number of pundits that suggest that a self orientation is necessary. That’s not true. People want to work with people who they believe have their best interests at heart, and who they believe can help them improve their results. Not someone who is trying to sell them.Force is the choice of those who cannot persuade.The bullying, badgering, argumentative approach to what would have at one time been called “objection handling” is the choice that you make if you lack real influence and the ability to persuade your prospective client.Force is the choice of the weakling. Those with real power have the power of mind share and authority. They do not need to rely on force as a method to gain a commitment.last_img read more

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Fowler has share of lead at OHL Classic

first_imgRead Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments Beterbiev knocks out Koelling in 12th for IBF titlecenter_img Kizzire finished the second round with a 70.The third round will resume early Sunday morning. It is also contingent on the weather, as forecasters are predicting thunderstorms and heavy downpours for the next two days.A total of 79 players made the cut at one-under 141 — but it is not a 54-hole cut, since groups will remain the same over the next two rounds.ADVERTISEMENT PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 11: Rickie Fowler the United States waves to Zach Johnson of the United States, Jonathan Byrd of the United States and Cameron Tringale of the United States as they look on from a balcony during the continuation of the second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on November 11, 2017 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPRickie Fowler, who is playing for the first time since helping the Americans retain the Presidents Cup trophy, has a share of the lead at PGA Tour’s rain-hit OHL Classic at 10-under 132. World number 10 Fowler is tied with Patrick Rodgers and Patton Kizzire, who hasn’t hit a ball since Friday because of thunderstorms which have caused delays over the past two days.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fowler finished three holes early Saturday morning and was then forced to wait out a five-hour rain delay, only to see play at the Playa del Carmen course halted by darkness.After waiting out the weather, Fowler said all he could do was hope for the best on Sunday — which will be a 36-hole finish.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We deal with weather every once in a while on the PGA Tour, around the world, really,” Fowler said. “You kind of just learn to play when you get to play, relax when you get to relax. Rest when you can, tee it up when you can.”Fowler saved par on the 18th hole to record a four-under 67, while Rodgers settled for a 65 after firing his first bogey of the tournament on No. 17.last_img read more

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