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Fashion Talks about Royal Style with Donna Bishop Shinan Govani and Bojana

first_imgOn Day 2 of Toronto Fashion Week, host Donna Bishop joined journalist Shinan Govani and designer Bojana Sentaler for Fashion Talks, a live podcast event presented in association with CAFA. The trio gathered to discuss how the British Royal Family influences fashion. “You can think of the Royal Family as the original reality show,” Govani says. “They were the first influencers.” And that influence goes back for more than a century. It was Queen Victoria who first started the trend of wearing black at funerals. She famously donned dark hues for 40 years after the death of her husband. “She also popularized the white wedding dress,” Govani says. “Wearing white was an iconoclast thing to do.”The fashion influence of the late Diana Princess of Wales is still being felt on runways all over the world. She popularized the distinctive Sloane Ranger style—the idea of younger people wearing traditionally stuffy clothing such as houndstooth, oversized linen blazers and matronly printed dresses. “Marc Jacobs riffed on that style, so did Miuccia Prada,” Govani adds.But perhaps no Toronto-based designer knows about the tastes of the Royals better than Bojana Sentaler. Her eponymous label has been worn by both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. “I found out on Twitter that Kate Middleton had chosen to wear one of our wrap coats with our signature sleeves for her tour of the Yukon,” Sentaler says. “The coat immediately sold out, and was on back order four times. The Kate Middleton effect is real.” Meghan Markle also donned a tanned wrap coat over Christmas. “She’s been a fan of the brand for many years. She’s so lovely. She had access to wear anything she wanted—and I’m so honoured she chose to wear Sentaler.” Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Tickets for tomorrow’s Fashion Talk are still on sale here. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Agricultural producer Cargill to sell some Ontario assets to La Coop federee

first_imgWINNIPEG – Cargill has reached a deal to sell some of its Ontario grain and crop inputs assets, including its stake in South West Ag Partners, to Quebec-based agri-food co-operative La Coop federee.The agricultural producer and distributor and the agri-food enterprise, which has operations across Canada, did not disclose the terms of the pending sale.The transaction comprises 13 grain assets and crop inputs, retail assets and Cargill’s 50 per cent share of South West Ag Partners, a joint venture which includes nine grain and crop inputs facilities in Ontario.However, the pending sale does not include Cargill’s export terminal in Sarnia or the AgResource crops wholesale business.All other Cargill grain and crop inputs assets in Canada and its other businesses in Ontario and throughout Canada are not included in the sale agreement.The companies say the transaction is expected to be completed by the second quarter.last_img read more

Social media giant Pinterest to open first Canadian office in Toronto on

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – Pinterest is opening its first office in Canada in Toronto at the start of October in an effort to expand its presence outside of the U.S.The San Francisco-based technology company runs an online platform that allows users to create a digital board they can pin aspirational photos to.It says it has 12 million Canadian users, who save 4.5 million photos on the platform daily.Pinterest says it hopes the Toronto office will help spur the business’s international growth and serve local advertisers.The Toronto office will be run by country manager Erin Elofson, who previously led Facebook Canada’s sales team and spent 11 years at Microsoft Canada.Pinterest says Elofson will help the country localize its offerings, including an ad program, which it says advertisers will be able to use to target French-speaking Canadians by the end of the year.last_img read more

Trans Mountain opponent got federal money through Canada Summer Jobs Tories

first_imgOTTAWA, O.N. –  The federal Liberal government found itself taking fire over the stalled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion from opposite flanks Wednesday: accused of helping to finance pipeline protesters on the one hand, and rigging the review system in favour of the project on the other.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer led off question period with the revelation that one of the successful applicants to the government’s Canada Summer Jobs program is a B.C. group looking to hire someone “to help … stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker project.”“Does he not realize that he is funding the very groups that are protesting against the project that is in the national interest?” Scheer demanded. “We are talking about taking tax dollars from people who are out of work in the energy sector and giving it to people who are trying to block a project in the national interest.”The B.C. group, Dogwood, however, has been receiving federal money for years, including from the previous Conservative government, Trudeau retorted.“Unlike, apparently, the leader of the official Opposition, we believe in free speech,” he said.“On the issue of this particular advocacy group, it is important to highlight that it was also funded under the Harper government.”The government has been under fire of late over the Canada Summer Jobs program, specifically a new requirement that organizations declare their support for the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, including women’s reproductive rights.Scheer tried to needle Trudeau on that count, as well: “There is nobody who believes that the prime minister is committed to free speech when he punishes all those in this country who do not agree with his personal point of view.” Kinder Morgan declared earlier this month it was halting all non-essential spending on the controversial expansion, which has been beset by protests and is at the centre of a fierce dispute between the governments of B.C. and Alberta.The expansion, which B.C. is blocking, would twin an existing pipeline from Alberta’s oilsands to Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, B.C., where diluted bitumen would be loaded onto oil tankers for export.Earlier Wednesday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and energy critic Guy Caron released a letter to Trudeau effectively accusing the Liberals of having decided to proceed with Trans Mountain well before the federal review process had completed its evaluation.The letter cites recent media reports suggesting the government’s decision to proceed was a purely political calculation, rather than a decision based on whether or not the project would indeed be in the national interest.“These revelations throw into question the legitimacy of the government’s entire review as they point to an approval based on political interests,” the letter reads.“To address these serious concerns, we urge you to release all relevant documentation associated with the review process, including those subject to cabinet confidentiality.”Caron pressed the issue during question period, but Trudeau waved off the NDP’s concerns.“Under the previous government, the approach of not understanding how important it is to properly consult and engage in acquiring social licence needed to be fixed,” he said.“We actually added additional steps to make the process more rigorous. In fact, we extended the consultation process to ensure we were meeting and exceeding our responsibility to engage with and consult Indigenous people.”Trudeau has been unequivocal in declaring his government’s support for the project _ so much so that he has dispatched Finance Minister Bill Morneau to meet with Kinder Morgan to find a way to ensure the expansion remains financially viable.He has also promised legislation to reaffirm the federal government’s authority in deciding the fate of cross-boundary pipeline projects, although the details of what that bill will look like have not been released.The idea behind Trans Mountain is to get Alberta’s oilsands bitumen to tidewater, opening up new markets for Canada’s oil beyond the U.S., its only real oil customer a situation Trudeau says forces Canada to take a big hit on the price it gets.Fearing the many environmental unknowns that surround diluted bitumen, or dilbit, B.C. wants to restrict the pipe’s capacity until more is understood about how the material might behave in a marine environment, how it can be cleaned up and how a major spill might impact ocean life.B.C. has said it plans to file a court reference by the end of April to determine if it can stop or restrict the flow of dilbit on the grounds of its own jurisdiction over environmental concerns.Many environmental groups fear an increase in tanker traffic out of Burnaby along marine routes that are at times extremely narrow, worsening the risk of a major spill.Trudeau has said he only approved the pipeline in the context of balancing the need for environmental protections with the need for economic growth. The government’s $1.5-billion Oceans Protection Plan is designed to account for such spills, he said, suggesting the government would make additional investments if need be.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)center_img Trudeau seized on the chance to depict his rival as a kinder, gentler version of his predecessor.“The commitment that this government has made to stand up and defend reproductive rights and the rights of women at every single opportunity is one that sticks in their craw,” he said of the Conservatives.“We will not apologize for ensuring that women’s rights are protected across this country.”Scheer’s question was far from the only Trans Mountain offensive the Liberals faced _ indeed, question period has, of late, been dominated by the project, given what proponents say of its potential economic impact, as well as how it’s likely to influence next year’s federal election.last_img read more

Canadian oilfield services firms bringing in more revenue from US operations

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Analysts say Canadian oilfield services companies with operations in the U.S. are now earning more of their revenue south of the border than they have for at least six years.In a report, AltaCorp Capital says that trend is expected to continue as ongoing oil and gas spending weakness in Canada is balanced against steady activity in the United States.The analysts say that 12 of the largest Canadian energy services companies with U.S. operations earned 54percentt of their revenue in the U.S. in 2018, the first time the percentage climbed above half since at least 2013, when it was just over 40 per cent. They forecast a 16 percent decline in Canadian drilling rig activity this year to an average of 159 active rigs, while the U.S. average rig count will be 1,009, largely flat versus 2017.The survey includes large Calgary-based drilling companies like Precision Drilling Corp. and Ensign Energy Services Ltd., as well as completion firms such as Calfrac Well Services Ltd.The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors reports that the industry relocated 16 Canadian rigs to the U.S. in 2018, up from six in 2017, and is continuing to send rigs south of the border this year.Precision Drilling reported drilling rig working days jumped 36 per cent in the U.S. in the last three months of 2018 compared with the same period of 2017, but fell nine per cent in Canada.last_img read more

Celebration of Life planned for Fire Chief Leo Sabulsky

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – A Celebration of Life has been set for Fire Chief Leo Sabulsky.The Celebration of Life is open to the public and planned for Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 10:00 am to be held at Chetwynd and District Rec Centre Arena located at 4552 North Access, Chetwynd. A longtime member of the B.C. Peace Leo Sabulsky of Chetwynd passed away after battling cancer.  Sabulsky helped to launch Chetwynd’s only radio station Peace FM and later the TV station CHET TV.  Sabulsky was also the Fire Chief for the District of Chetwynd since 1998.If you wish to honour Leo’s name, donations can be made in his memory to the Kordyban Lodge in Prince George or the BC SPCA.last_img read more

Free counselling available for those affected by Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The First Nations Health Authority is now offering free counselling services in British Columbia for anyone who is affected by the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.According to the Health Authority, people of all genders affected by the issue are encouraged to connect to this counselling.To receive counselling, individuals do not need to have status and can live on or off the reserve. This counselling program is administered by FNHA through the Health Benefits team, and counselling is offered by providers who are registered with the Health Authority’s Mental Health Provider List.FNHA says counselling is free to those who need it as all billing from the provider will be paid for by FNHA.The Health Authority’s Mental Health Provider List can be found here.More information on the counselling services can be found on the FNHA’s website.last_img read more

Chaturvedi hits out at party as Cong reinstates errant leaders

first_imgNew Delhi: Perturbed over re-inducting some party leaders who had recently misbehaved with her, Congress national spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi expressed her displeasure over the party’s move and spoke out against the grand old party.In a stinging tweet, Chaturvedi said, “Deeply saddened that lumpen goons get preference in Congress over those who have given their sweat & blood.” Chaturvedi said this while re-tweeting a journalist who attached a photo of a Congress notice that talked about how Priyanka Chaturvedi had recently complained about a few party leaders misbehaving with her. The Congress letter said that the party leaders were suspended following Chaturvedi’s complaint. The letter added that the Uttar Pradesh Congress has decided to grant relief to the leaders and reinstate them following an intervention by Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Congress general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh West. The development left Priyanka Chaturvedi extremely unhappy. “Having faced brickbats & abuse across the board for the party but yet those who threatened me within the party getting away with not even a rap on their knuckles is unfortunate,” Chaturvedi said in her second tweet on the issue. There isn’t much clarity on the actual incident in question. The Congress letter that talks about granting relief to the leaders named by Priyanka Chaturvedi stated that the incident is recent. According to the letter, the incident took place during a press conference that Priyanka Chaturvedi recently addressed in Mathura on the issue of the controversial Rafale deal.As per the letter, during the press conference, the Congress leaders “misbehaved” with Chaturvedi, prompting her to file a complaint with the party. The letter further added that the Congress had suspended the leaders following the complaint but has now decided to reinstate them.last_img read more

More than 1 lakh Durga pujas are held in Bengal Modi is

first_imgPandua/Joypur/Panchla: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee termed BJP as the “the greatest danger for the country like 440 volts” and asked people to prevent it from returning to power. She added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is instigating people through his speeches by speaking lies and half-truths.”Wherever Modi is going, he is instigating people through lies. He has alleged that in Bengal, the Trinamool Congress-led government has not allowed Durga Puja. More than one lakh Durga Pujas are held in this state. He does not do any homework and continues to speak lies about Bengal,” she said on Saturday, and added: “He is like 440 volts and you will receive electric shock if you go close to him.” Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkBanerjee addressed three political rallies in Pandua, Joypur and Panchla respectively on Saturday afternoon. She said it is the biggest tragedy that BJP leaders whose hands have blood stains criticised Bengal for having poor law and order situation. “They say, in Bengal people cannot go out because of attacks by anti-socials. All lies. The law and order situation in Bengal has not deteriorated,” she said. Banerjee further maintained: “We did not see any BJP leader during 34 years of CPI(M) rule when the latter had unleashed red terror and thousands of political workers got killed.” Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygenShe further added: “I am a Hindu but I do not support BJP’s Hinduism because it divides people and communities. Hinduism talks about love and respect for all. But their Hinduism is different. During Ram Navami, we have never seen devotees moving around with clubs and swords.” Banerjee maintained that “BJP uses Ram to win elections. In the past five years, they have failed to construct the Ram temple and suddenly brought Ram to win elections. BJP divides people and is the most dangerous political party.” She also added that in the past eight years, many places of worship belonging to different religions have been developed and beautification projects in the surrounding areas have been taken up. She claimed that her party has done a lot of developmental work in places of worship like Tarakeswar, Gangasagar, Dakshineswar, Tarapith and Kankalitala. Banerjee alleged that CPI(M) and Congress are helping BJP to counter the TMC. “This is most unfortunate. The anti-socials (harmad) of CPI(M) have now become BJP’s assets whose only purpose is to create trouble in different areas.” Banerjee reiterated that BJP is spending money to buy votes and urged people to inform the police whenever they see anyone distributing money among the voters. She also urged people to cast their votes in favour of Trinamool candidates Dr Ratna Dey Nag in Hooghly and Sajda Ahmed in Uluberia. “Trinamool will play a major role to set up the new government in Delhi and it will be a pro-development, secular government,” she pointed out.last_img read more

The Russian Underdog Strikes First At The World Chess Championship

He pushed his pawn up to c5, instantly giving Karjakin his biggest edge of the entire match, according to the chess engine Stockfish. After the two traded the rooks at the top of the board and the Russian captured the Norwegian’s pawn on c5 with his knight, the position belonged to Karjakin and his two unimpeded pawns on the board’s left side, itching to become queens. The game was won.But Karjakin had been burning through his time, which ticked down to less than a minute for five moves in a row. (If a player runs out of time he loses.) He relied on the bonus 30 seconds, burned them down, made a move, received 30 seconds in return, and then burned them down again. It was torturous to watch. In chess, thanks to the 30-second increment, you can relive ulcerous final seconds over and over and over again. The crunch got to Karjakin, eventually. He misplaced his queen on the 37th move, ceding back to Carlsen all of the advantage. One blunder cancelled out another, and the game was level again.With seven seconds left on his clock — seven seconds until instant defeat and devastated title chances — Karjakin made his 40th move.Things calmed down for a while after that, both players comfortably pondering the game with their added time. Stockfish saw the endgame as level, or maybe just a touch better for black, until the 51st move. Carlsen (white) had to make a decision here: Chairs have a storied history at the world championship. Bobby Fischer famously demanded that an Eames Time-Life Chair be shipped to Reykjavik for his 1972 championship match against Boris Spassky. He said he thought better while sitting in it. An Icelandic chess official thought it’d be nicer for the cameras if Spassky had a matching chair, so one was driven by limousine to John F. Kennedy Airport and put aboard the first flight to Iceland. The model of chair, now an icon of 20th-Century design, thanks in part to the match that had a rabid viewership in the States, is now sold by Herman Miller for $3,000.And what about this year’s model? After a Zapruder-esque examination of photographs from this year’s match, a lengthy search of office chairs online, and a crowdsource of my social networks, this year’s chair appears to come from Staples, the office-supply chain store. It’s called the Baird Bonded Leather Manager’s Chair and it retails for $270. Both players appear to use the same model. (Multiple messages to FIDE and its partner Agon Limited asking about the chairs were not returned.) Sitting in an Eames chair, Bobby Fischer, right, plays Soviet chess player Tigran Petrosian in Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 1971. Getty Images The two grandmasters will take their seats for at least two — and up to four — more hours-long games. There could be further shorter games if the match is tied after that. They should both get comfortable in their Staples chairs. Kirill Zangalis, Karjakin’s manager and a spokesman for the Russian chess federation, addressed the press after the game. “Sergey now knows how he can win this match,” he said. “Now, it’s only the beginning.”Tuesday is a rest day, and Game 9 begins Wednesday afternoon. I’ll be covering the rest of the games here — although there will be no dispatch here on Thursday — and on Twitter. “Chess is everything: art, science and sport,” the former world champion Anatoly Karpov once said. With the ticking clock and dramatic swings, it had never felt more like a sport to me than it did Monday night. And in sport, the equipment matters. The brilliancies and blunders are born in the minds of the two geniuses vying for this title, but they’re expressed to the world via more mundane physical objects. I wanted to know the tools of these sportsmen’s trade. Consider this your guide if you’re hoping to build a chess arena of your own at home.The official chess clock of the sport’s governing body FIDE — the small plastic box that loomed over Game 8 — is the handsome maroon model DGT 2010. It goes for about $80.The championship uses a souped-up board with sensors in the pieces, so that moves can be instantly related to spectators on monitors in the venue and on the internet. But you can buy an essentially identical version, sans sensors, for $470. It sports a rosewood and maple board and ebonized boxwood pieces, and was designed by the Pentagram architect Daniel Weil. The size of the pieces are, apparently, proportioned to the pitch of the facade of the Parthenon.But, most importantly, in what do the grandmasters sit? Chairs are important to chess players, for obvious reasons. In this year’s match, the two grandmasters have sat — minus the odd bathroom break and so forth — for about 68 total man-hours. He slid his queen over to e6. Karjakin pushed his right-side pawn to h5, heading down toward the white king’s defenses. And thanks to Karjakin’s innocent-looking pawn move, Carlsen had, essentially, run out of useful things to do. The black pawn on a3 was sprinting toward queendom while the black queen and knight were menacing the white king. One move later, Carlsen resigned and the two players shook hands.After his loss, a distraught Carlsen brushed past a would-be postgame interviewer without a word. As Karjakin dutifully did interviews backstage, Carlsen came out onto the stage for the press conference. But the timing was off. There was no moderator, no Karjakin, no questions being asked. It was just Carlsen, sitting alone on the stage in silence, facing a thick phalanx of expectant reporters, photographers and chess fans. You could pierce the awkwardness with the top of a bishop. And he sat and he sat and he sat, for minutes that felt like hours.Eventually, Carlsen had enough. He threw his hands up in disgust, stormed backstage and never returned. Magnus Carlsen testing different chairs before the match. The Staples chair that was chosen is at left. Photograph by Misha Friedman After a lengthy series of draws and building tension over the past 11 days, the deadlock at the World Chess Championship was finally broken Monday evening. The defending champion and world No. 1, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, was bested and resigned after 52 moves and five hours of play. His challenger, Sergey Karjakin of Russia, a heavy underdog coming into the match, now leads 4.5 to 3.5 in this race to 6.5 points and chess’s ultimate crown.1Wins are worth 1 point, draws are worth half a point for each player, and losses are worth 0 points. If the match is tied after 12 games, four relatively speedy tiebreaker games will be played on Nov. 30. Each player would get 25 minutes for his moves. Karjakin, who began the match ranked No. 9, has inched up to No. 6 in the world.The advantage in Monday’s Game 8, played on a frigid day in lower Manhattan, swung wildly back and forth between the two players. The game featured back-to-back blunders and a last-second move with the clock’s final seconds ticking down, a scenario worthy of a classic NCAA Final Four game. In the end, Carlsen overextended his reach, wandering into endgame territory more dangerous than he’d realized. Karjakin eventually steeled himself, as he’s done in a number of previous games, and found the winning line.In the opening, Carlsen, playing as white, deployed something called the Colle-Zukertort System.2Edgard Colle was a Belgian master in the early 1900s and Johannes Zukertort was a contender for the 1886 world championship, which took place partially in New York. In this opening, “white develops pieces behind its pawns, then takes action on his own terms,” Robert Hess, a grandmaster and chess.com contributor, told me. In other words: White’s position could get quite intricate before the fight begins, as he gets his pieces just where he wants them. “White tries to release tension on his terms so that his pieces can flourish.”By about the 25th move, it was clear that time was going to be a factor in the game, as the players struggled to deal with the insanely complex board they’d created with all those flourishing pieces. (Karjakin later called the position “crazy.”) The players get 100 minutes to start the game, 30 bonus seconds after each move, and 50 minutes when they make their 40th move. On the 32nd move, Carlsen had six minutes remaining on his clock and Karjakin had five. On the 34th move, the time ticking, Carlsen (white) faced this position: read more

OSU drum major living dream after 10 years of preparation

Buckeye fans see the Ohio State drum major on fall Saturdays leading “Script Ohio,” but few know the man behind the garb. OSU head drum major Jason Stuckert said he is excited to travel to the University of Minnesota on Saturday, the only away game the marching band will travel to this year. “Hopefully we get a warm welcome,” he said. But getting to the Minnesota game and Ohio Stadium has been a long time coming for Stuckert. Even with almost 10 years of experience, Stuckert was anxious the day he made his debut in the ‘Shoe. “I was very, very nervous right before I ran onto the field,” he said. “Once I started moving, I just had a big smile on my face because this is what I had wanted for so long. I had the time of my life.” OSU has had a drum major since 1878, but Stuckert is the second person in OSU’s history to win the title of head drum major as a first-year student. Despite his age, Stuckert was confident in his abilities. “In my head, I think I knew that it was possible that I could get it as a freshman,” Stuckert said. His interest in being drum major and joining the marching band was evident from a young age. Marcia Lowe, Stuckert’s mother, said their family had season tickets to the Avon Lake High School football games by the time Stuckert was 2 years old. Though they usually made it only through the halftime show, Lowe said Stuckert and his sister, Abigail, a 2009 graduate of Miami University, were fascinated by the band. “He watched that drum major, and by the time he was in fifth grade, he started horsing around with his sister’s baton, which is a totally different baton,” Lowe said. Lowe said she was surprised when Stuckert asked for a ‘Gray Baton,’ an all-metal baton designed by former OSU Marching Band member John Gray, for his 12th birthday. “He was outside in the front yard … twirling that thing every day — sometimes twice a day — between two trees, so we had a mud hole sitting there that he’d worn in the grass,” Lowe said. As a child, Stuckert was “always happy, always smiling” and “a big entertainer,” Lowe said. Stuckert caught his first glimpse of the OSU drum major program in the seventh grade at Avon Lake’s annual homecoming parade, where he saw Avon Lake High School alumnus Scott Sommer and his brother, Eric, perform. Scott and Eric were the 1998 and 2004 OSU head drum majors, respectively, and were the first siblings to hold the title. After the parade, Stuckert went to a short drum major clinic taught by the Sommer brothers for students interested in becoming drum majors at Avon Lake High School. Eric said Stuckert was “rough around the edges but had a real desire to learn.” Stuckert’s story will conclude on Monday. read more

Football Ohio State announces hiring of Alex Grinch to coaching staff in

Former Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch. Credit: Courtesy of Ezekiel Nelson | Daily EvergreenOhio State announced it hired former Washington State defensive coordinator and secondary coach Alex Grinch, who joins the staff in an undisclosed role. The university said “his responsibilities will be announced at a later date.”Grinch will be the 10th assistant coach on Ohio State’s staff. The NCAA instituted a rule allowing football teams to expand their coaching staffs from nine to 10 assistant coaches.“I am pleased to announce the addition of Alex Grinch to our coaching staff,” Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said in a statement. “I am very impressed with his body of work while at Washington State, as many others were, and am happy he chose to come home to Ohio to become a part of our Buckeye coaching staff.”A Grove City native who graduated from Mount Union in 2002, Grinch spent the past three seasons coaching Washington State.During his final campaign with the Cougars, Grinch’s defense allowed the 16th-fewest average yards per game (323.3) and was tied for the 56th-fewest yards per game (25.8). Prior to his hiring in 2014, Washington State’s defense ranked 114th in points allowed per game in the country with 38.6.Prior to his time coaching to Cougars, Grinch coached the secondary at Missouri (2012-14), Wyoming (2009-11) and New Hampshire (2005-08).Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports first reported Grinch would be joining Ohio State on Thursday. He reported Grinch would assume the role of co-defensive coordinator with Greg Schiano, but Ohio State did not mention what title Grinch will have. read more

Rodgers backs Van Dijk to lead Liverpool to glory

first_imgFormer Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has backed Virgil van Dijk to lead the club to glory in this season’s Champions LeagueSince the arrival of the newly-appointed Holland captain, back in January, the Liverpool defense has had a notable improvement with onlookers noting how much more stable the defense appears to be with Manchester City only being able to score one goal over 180 minutes of football in the quarter-finals of their Champions League tie.Rodgers, who now manages Celtic, is expecting big things from Van Dijk at Liverpool and believes that they have the potential to challenge for a sixth European crown.“I think so. I think when you look at them and look at Virgil van Dijk, he makes a big difference at the back and has given them that authority and calmness. He’s a fantastic player.” Rodgers told talkSPORT (via Daily Record).divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“The team works so hard for the three front players who have speed, power and workrate, and ability to score.“At home it’s always going to be difficult for any opponent at Anfield and away from home they are set up on the counter-attack.”Liverpool will face Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Roma in the last four, with the draw taking place on Friday.last_img read more

Rode expects BVB to have a new coach

first_imgBorussia Dortmund’s season hasn’t been an easy one as they failed to succeed in both Champions League and Europa League and they have to gain at least a point against Hoffenheim to secure the Champions League for the next season.Sebastian Rode insisted that Borussia Dortmund are likely to enter the next season with a new coach as especially Lucien Favre has been heavily linked with this position and Peter Stoger is about to leave the club after this season.The former Bayern Munich player spoke about the coaching and his own situation as he said, according to Sports Keeda:borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“That’s what we assume. The way he expresses himself in the locker room, we fully expect to have a new coach next season.”“We didn’t go as far as saying [that I should fulfil my contract]. First, it’s about me getting healthy again.”“The plan is to be fit again for the summer preparation and then it’s about presenting myself to the new coach. If I manage to get back to my old level then he will count on me.”last_img read more

Solari Nobody guaranteed a starting spot at Real Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid manager Santiago Solari insists there are no undisputed starters amid the uncertainty surrounding Isco’s role in the teamLos Blancos will be back in action on Thursday night, where they will host the second leg of their Copa del Rey tie with Spanish third division side UD Melilla.Real head into the game with a 4-0 lead from the first-leg after goals from Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Alvaro Odriozola and Cristo.Therefore, with such a strong advantage, Solari is expected to rest some of his key players with the out-of-favour Isco set to get the nod for Thursday.The Spain international is yet to handed a start by Solari in his seven games in charge after making a 10-minute cameo in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Valencia.“There are 24 players in the squad, plus the Castilla kids who can play,” said Solari on ESPN, when asked about Isco’s lack of starts.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“They all have to work with intensity and motivation and spirit. That is what we all want, to see that reflected on the pitch.“I don’t believe in the concept of undisputed starters — I didn’t as a player, either. I think it’s great that everything is disputed, up for grabs.“In football, players can have a dip in form or be in fantastic form. The coach’s job is to choose well, and try not to make mistakes.“Of course there are players who play very well always, so they are starters for 10 years in a team. But no player is indisputable for their name.”Gareth Bale (thigh) and Toni Kroos (knee) are sidelined for Real this week, although Solari suggested that the Welshman will turn up for this Sunday’s La Liga game at SD Huesca.last_img read more

A 125YearOld Magazine Relaunches its Voice

first_imgToday, Ladies’ Home Journal announced a “dramatic” redesign (isn’t it funny how all magazine redesigns are called “dramatic”?) and, in a somewhat unusual move, said the magazine will have a “bold new voice” and editorial philosophy.Ladies Home Journal will now be “modern, clean, approachable and uplifting,” says new editor Sally Lee. (A statement like that makes you wonder what, exactly, the magazine was before—“medieval, dirty, unapproachable and depressing”?)It’s the second redesign in roughly a year for LHJ, the last one coming under former editor Diane Salvatore in 2008.Lee, who was appointed editor by Meredith in July, has repositioned the 3.8 million circulation LHJ with new sections and columns to promote a “look good, do good and feel great” philosophy. Coverlines “will convey positive messages and the photography will be fresh and relatable.” While some of these editorial refreshers may be welcome—like a new technology section and a modern “Answer Lady” column—some of the new editorial “franchises,” like “Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman” and “Can This Marriage Be Saved?” seem pretty dated, particularly for a magazine that was founded 1883.last_img read more

People On The Move

first_img Mashable just made a big investment in its own efforts there, hiring Eric Korsh to run Mashable Studios, a new unit at the company. Korsh, who comes to Mashable from his role as senior vice president of brand social and content at DigitasLBI Studios, will head up efforts to create cross-platform branded content, with a focus on video. Custom content studios continue to be all the rage in publishing. James R. Gaines has joined The Atlantic as director of content for the company’s creative marketing group, Atlantic Re:think. Gaines had previously served as global editor-at-large and editor of the Americas for Reuters. Down East Enterprise has hired Jeff Howland and Ian Rothwell to its marketing department. Howland comes to the company as digital strategist, and Rothwell as marketing designer. Here’s the rest of this week’s people on the move: ESPN’s Grantland named Chris Connelly interim editor-in-chief of the site. Connelly currently serves as a reporter for ESPN and ABC News. Jenny Anderson was named reporter for Quartz’s London bureau. Anderson had been a finance reporter in London for The New York Times. The move follows Mashable’s $17-million funding round earlier this year, and comes as part of a larger strategy to boost premium video content offerings. GQ named Lucy Armstrong fashion editor. Armstrong had previously been a senior stylist for Mr. Porter and had been working as a freelance men’s stylist. “We see branded video entertainment as core to our long-term strategy, and Eric brings a tremendous track record of both innovating for clients and creating original programming that resonates with audiences like ours,” Adam Ostrow, Mashable’s chief strategy officer, says in a statement. Mic had named Madhulika Sikka its executive editor. Sikka had served as executive editor for NPR since 2006.last_img read more

Music Festivals 2018 Kirk Franklin To Host Exodus Music Arts Fest

first_img Facebook News Twitter Music Festivals 2018: Kirk Franklin To Host Exodus Music & Arts Fest Email First-of-its-kind gospel festival to debut over Memorial Day weekend in 2018 and feature two stages of performersTim McPhateGRAMMYs Dec 1, 2017 – 8:06 am He’s a 12-time GRAMMY winner with a deep-rooted passion for gospel music. So who better than to host and headline the first Exodus Music & Arts Festival than Kirk Franklin? Kirk Franklin To Host Exodus Music & Arts Fest music-festivals-2018-kirk-franklin-host-exodus-music-arts-fest NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 11, 2017 – 4:53 pm Kirk Franklin Praises Shirley Caesar Taking place at Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Dallas over Memorial Day 2018 weekend, this new festival promises to be a spiritual-based music fan’s dream. The fest will feature gospel choirs and two stages with a stacked lineup of performances by not only Franklin but the likes of fellow GRAMMY winners Marvin Sapp, Tamela Mann, and Tye Tribbett, with more to be announced.”I don’t believe anyone loves gospel music more than I do on this planet,” said Franklin, who was among the artists taking part in the recent “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” PBS special. “The level of talent, skill set and spirit makes it a genre that others have taken their cues from since a young Mahalia Jackson entered the scene decades ago. But the genre has never owned a spot in the pantheon of music festivals that have global behemoths like Coachella or Essence until now!”It will deliver a weekend of performances, collaborations, humor, and hope that will only be curated at Exodus. Memorial Day weekend you will discover. The wait was well worth it!”Tickets for the inaugural Exodus Music & Arts Festival are on sale now.More Music Festivals: Paramore Announce 2018 Parahoy! Cruiselast_img read more

OBITUARY Rita B Taddeo DiPlatzi 93

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Rita B. (Taddeo) DiPlatzi, age 93, of Everett and Wilmington, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.Rita was born in Molise, Italy, on March 4, 1925; she was the cherished daughter of the late Nicholino and Antonia Taddeo. Rita moved with her family to the United States at the age of 13 and they settled in Everett; Rita loved her new home and her new friends. Rita was educated in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School.Rita married the “love of her life” Patrick DiPlatzi in 1947; the couple continued to live in Everett to be closer to family and where they raised three wonderful children. Rita and Patrick shared over 30 years together; they had many great times with family and friends before his untimely passing in 1979. Family was Rita’s whole world; she doted on her children and grandchildren and always showered them with unconditional love and support. Rita was an amazing cook and seamstress; she had an open door policy at her home and she always looked forward to everyone around her table enjoying a great meal. As a seamstress, Rita was top notch; she made countless beautiful outfits for her family and also for herself; Rita always looked amazing and was very proud of her appearance whenever she went out the door.Rita worked for the Avon Company for over 50 years and was their top seller for over 25 years. Rita’s endearing personality and hard work ethic made her quite a success in the sales world.In her spare time, Rita loved to travel the world; she looked forward to seeing new places and meeting new people. Rita was outgoing, friendly, sociable and fun; she made friends wherever she went and everyone always had a great time traveling with her.In 2000, Rita left Everett and moved to the “Country” namely Wilmington to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Rita really enjoyed living in a small community and she cherished the time she spent with her family and friends.Rita will be fondly remembered as a wonderful lady; she was kind, caring, giving, friendly and most of all loving. Rita’s passing left quite a void in the hearts of those she touched; she will forever be loved and missed.Rita was the beloved wife of the late Patrick A. DiPlatzi, devoted mother of Michael DiPlatzi & wife Paula of Wilmington, Patricia Johnston & husband Richard of Hudson, NH and Maria Carmichael & husband Paul of Wakefield. Loving “Nunna” of Justin DiPlatzi, Michelle DiPlatzi-Brown, the late Patrick, Robert and Brian Johnston, Marisa Cherubino, Jason, Richard, Matthew and Eric Faulhefer, and Great “Nunna” of Jonathan, Aiden, Camden, Chloe, Jayden, Cameron, Giavanna, Fia, Christian and Elizabeth. Cherished daughter of the late Nicholino and Antonia (Mucciarone) Taddeo, dear sister of the late Arnaldo and Ezio Taddeo, sister-in-law of Lauralee Taddeo of Mashpee, Jenny Clark and Rita & Joe Trabucco all of Everett. Rita is also survived by many nieces and nephews.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, April 13th at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, April 12th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers donations in Rita’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.Rita B. (Taddeo) DiPlatzi(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Mary R. (Causi) Marinello, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Earl W. Hannibal, 80In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of April 8, 2018)In “Obituaries”last_img read more

SCHOOL COMMITTEE NOTEBOOK 5 Things That Happened At The Latest Meeting

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are five things that happened at the most recent Wilmington School Committee Meeting:#1) Perfect Attendance Award: The Wilmington School Committee recognized recent WHS graduate Robert Sica on his perfect school attendance. Sica didn’t miss a day of school in 13 years — a whopping 2,340 days! WHS Principal Linda Peters was present to hand out the award. “I’ve given a lot of awards in my tenure, but this is a first,” joked Peters. Perhaps you heard about Sica’s story from WCVB Channel 5 News.#2) Equipment & Textbook Disposal: “Through the course of the year, principals have contacted us, saying our closets are overflowing with all this stuff that’s obsolete, broken or non-usable. They want to make some room,” said Interim Superintendent Paul Ruggiero. The School Committee approved the request to dispose of a list of unusable equipment.  Items will be donated where possible, but most items — broken technology and outdated textbooks — will be recycled responsibly.#3) New Secretary Elected: School Committee member MJ Byrnes was unanimously elected as the board’s Secretary, a position which was previously held by longtime member Peggy Kane, who recently stepped down from the Committee.#4) New Member Will Be Appointed August 13: “We’re going to have a joint meeting with the Board of Selectmen on August 13 at 7pm during their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss the vacancy on the School Committee. It will be open to the public,” said School Committee Jennifer Bryson. “The Town of Wilmington is accepting letters of interest from residents who would like to volunteer their services as a member of the School Committee.  Letters of interest may be directed to Kevin Caira, Chairman, Board of Selectmen, 121 Glen Road, Wilmington, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018.”#5) Assistant Superintendent Gallagher’s Farewell: “I wanted to say a thank you and goodbye to Mr. Gallagher… I know you know how grateful we are for all you’ve done for us and with us over the last two years. Thank you for keeping us steady,” said School Committee member Jennifer Bryson. Gallagher said his time in Wilmington had been “awesome.” He left the district on July 1 to become the Superintendent in Newburyport.PLUS: School Committee Chair Julie Broussard was unable to attend the meeting. As a result, Vice Chair Jennifer Bryson, who was celebrating her birthday, served as the Acting Chair.PLUS PLUS: There was no Superintendent’s Report, Old Business, Public Comments, Committee Reports, or Correspondence.News From The Meeting Already Reported On Include:School Committee Ready To Change Homework Policy, Eliminate Time Guidelines For All GradesSchool Committee Seeks Changes To District’s Fighting PolicySchool Committee Makes Changes To Wilmington High School’s and Middle School’s (Unintentionally) Sexist Dress Code GuidelinesLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Big Issues To Be Discussed At Tonight’s Meeting (June 27)In “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE To Discuss New School Year, New Administrators & New Goals At August 28 MeetingIn “Education”Wilmington School System Receives $20K State Grant For Safety & Security UpgradesIn “Education”last_img read more