Dier could face FA charge after altercation with fan after Norwich cup defeat (V)

first_imgEric Dier could face a Football Association charge after his altercation with a supporter in the aftermath of Tottenham’s FA Cup defeat to Norwich.After Spurs were knocked out of the fifth round on penalties, Dier climbed into the lower tier of the West Stand at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to confront a supporter who was arguing with his brother.Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho condemned his player’s action but said he understood why he did it.The boss is urging his club not to discipline Dier, but the England international is likely to be subject to an FA probe on the matter.Mourinho said: “I think Eric Dier did something that we professionals cannot do but in these circumstances every one of us would do.“Because when somebody insults you, and your family is there, and you get involved with the person that is insulting you, in this case a younger brother, I think Eric did what we professionals cannot do.“But I repeat, probably every one of us would do. I repeat, we professionals we cannot do, but I repeat I am with the player and I understand the player.“This person insulted Eric, his family was there. The young brother was not happy with the situation and then Eric, I repeat (he) did what we professionals cannot do, but did something that probably we would do.“If the club does that (give disciplinary action) I will not agree, but he did wrong.”The incident happened in the area behind the dugouts, which is a corporate section, and Mourinho has criticised it for not housing “real Tottenham fans”.“The people that are in these privileged positions by the tunnel,” he added.“Of course some are Tottenham fans but I think a lot of corporate, a lot of invitation, a lot of people with special status and probably it’s the place of the stadium where I sometimes have doubts over if they are the real Tottenham fans because these (real fans) are the ones who support the boys until the last.”last_img read more

Solskjaer breaks Busby record

first_imgLONDON (AP): On a day of commemorations for Matt Busby, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer surpassed the start of the late, great Manchester United manager. With a 2-1 victory over Brighton yesterday, Solskjaer racked up a sixth successive Premier League win since replacing the fired Jose Mourinho. Busby, who died 25 years ago this week, only managed five in a row when he started out at United in 1945. Although United remains in sixth spot – just like a month ago when Solskjaer was hired – it is now only three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford secured the latest victory with first-half goals. Chelsea’s grip on the final Champions League place was loosened by a 2-0 collapse at Arsenal, who are ahead of United on goal difference. United are still waiting for their first title since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. Liverpool have been waiting since 1990 but are now well placed to dethrone Manchester City as champions. A 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace put Liverpool seven points ahead of City, who play today against last-place Huddersfield. It wasn’t the only 4-3 scoreline on Saturday, with Wolverhampton edging a pulsating encounter with Leicester when Diogo Jota completed a hat-trick in the third minute of stoppage time. Newcastle climbed out of the relegation zone and sent Cardiff into the bottom three, with a 3-0 victory over the Welsh club. Southampton’s revival under Ralph Hasenhuettl continued with a 2-1 victory over Everton, taking the south-coast team three points clear of danger. Burnley are between Newcastle and Southampton after drawing 0-0 at Watford. In a mid-table meeting, Bournemouth beat West Ham 2-0.last_img read more

The suicide rate reduction is real

first_imgDear Editor,The Caribbean Voice wonders why Ms Annie Balliram (whose letter was recently published in the local media) is casting doubt on the 2015 suicide rate for Guyana, which shows a reduction from 44.2 to 30.6 per 1000,000, and not all or any other previous rates. After all, it is the same global organisation, WHO, that has been putting out these rates annually using the same yardsticks, processes and methodologies et al. According to Ms. Balliram, “a significant reduction in suicide can come about only by addressing the abnormally high levels of stress arising out of the catastrophic social, economic and political conditions. Stress mechanistically drives suicide directly or indirectly by disrupting brain functions, thereby unleashing mental illness (e.g. depression, schizophrenia, etc.) or substance abuse (e.g. alcoholism), or both. Stress basically hijacks the brain in eliciting suicidal behaviours.”This limited characterisation by Ms Balliram runs counter to the complete picture, which, in the context of Guyana, indicates the following: Prone to copycatting, a practice referred to as the Werther Effect, suicide ideation is the result of depression and/or anxiety triggered by helplessness, hopelessness, powerlessness and loneliness. These triggers are catalyzed by low levels of self-acceptance and/or feelings of inadequacy/low self-esteem, as a result of abusive and dysfunctional relationships; lack of empathetic communication, teenage affairs and pregnancy; rape and incest; an inability to deal with problems (lack of coping skills) and/or unbearable pain – physical or emotional – poverty, unemployment and substance abuse (and to a significantly lesser degree psychosis, bipolar disorder and some other mental illnesses).If Ms Balliram had taken the time to get the facts, rather than merely speculate, she would have learnt about the work done by NGOs like The Caribbean Voice (in August alone: three mental health outreaches and three workshops in three different regions, costing over 0,000; two feature articles and six letters in the local media based on researched data; suicide prevention messages daily on radio and TV in all three counties; extensive – tens of thousands of views and thousands of interactions – social media information dissemination and advocacy; twelve counselling cases handled, and a number of meetings to explore collaboration and plan upcoming activism; Monique’s Helping Hands, Guyana Foundation, the Mibicuri Community Developers, the Counselling Center at Corriverton established by ex-magistrate Krishnadat Persaud, the St. Francis Community Developers, Prevention of Teen Suicide (POTS), Help & Shelter, Red Thread, Crossroads Counselling & Mental Health Services and a host of others who give their time, efforts, skills and resources, many on a voluntary and all on an ongoing basis, to address all the triggers their cause and result in suicide ideation and suicide).The work of these suicide prevention entities is holistic, comprising counselling and follow-up, training of first responders and gatekeepers (to foster the community support through proactive interventions and follow-up), information dissemination and awareness building (including safe use and storage of pesticides), advocacy and lobbying (that led to the establishment of the suicide helpline, and that is focusing on a range of other measures, including counsellors in schools), a lot of it through stakeholders’ collaboration. In effect, interventions are neither a ‘band aid’ approach nor are they ‘marginal’; and they certainly do not result in merely ‘transient gains’.While we agree that a lot more needs to be done, we are confident that, in total, the impact of the work of these NGOs and activists, combined with the incremental work done by Government, especially by the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs in the hinterland areas and the Ministry of Public Health through the MPH/GAP training and other measures, would certainly justify the suicide rate reduction from 44.2 to 30.6 per 100,000. Besides, both a content analysis of the media and empirical and anecdotal data garnered by The Caribbean Voice and other stakeholders do actually support this level of reduction.The Caribbean Voice does agree with Ms Balliram that genetics has a role in suicide. However, that is still to be clearly defined. Besides, there are differences regarding this in the scientific world, with some dubbing it a controversial issue, stating that because of the complexity of suicide, more studies, data and replication are needed. In effect, the tests to identify potential risks in order to develop treatment modalities are still a long way off, and thus cannot impact suicide prevention anywhere in the world anytime soon.Meanwhile, we are happy that Ms. Balliran has taken such a keen interest in suicide prevention in Guyana. Now The Caribbean Voice invites her to walk with us on this journey to save lives and empower people, so her passion can take concrete manifestation and so she would become aware of the reality on the ground, and not ignore, disregard and/or negate the tremendous work of suicide prevention organizations and activists, which will not only continue, but expand in time.SincerelyThe Caribbean Voicelast_img read more

Slow start doesn’t get in way of Matthew Hermosa 1st IronKids’ age group crown

first_imgMatthew Hermosa running to the finish line at Saturday’s Alaska IronKids. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCEBU CITY— Matthew Hermosa had a smashing debut in the age group of the Alaska IronKids, winning the gold medal in the boys 13-14 bracket in just his first try Saturday at Shangri-La Mactan here.The 13-year-old from Paref Springdale School clocked in at 35:08.33 in the 16.4-kilometer swim-bike-run course and he admitted that he felt the pressure of competing in his home province.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “There was pressure earlier, even until the start of the race it was still there,” said Hermosa, who hails from Talisay City, in Filipino. “I overcame it by using it as motivation, by smiling, and I was happy because my whole family is here.”Hermosa has bagged three gold medals in total in his IronKids stint, but this was his first in the age group.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHermosa started out slow and came out of the 400-meter swimming course at fifth then worked his way up to second at the end of the 12-kilometer bike race.Trailing Go for Gold teammate Earol Belonguil, Hermosa pounced on a late opportunity to overtake his older contemporary to become Cebu’s champion in the age group. DENR suspends entrance fee collection to Bohol’s man-made forest Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted “During the run, I was still at second so I decided to pace myself where I sprint, then rest, but I saw my opponents getting tired so that was when I pushed myself going to the U-turn and eventually the finish line,” said Hermosa.“I’m just ecstatic and grateful for this win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists LATEST STORIES With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? Kiefer Ravena gets a side role for Gilas as he stays on the sideline at Spain tournament View commentslast_img read more

Manchester City to beat Manchester United to signing of German star?

first_img1 Manchester City are ready to hijack Manchester United’s move for Besiktas striker Mario Gomez, according to reports in Turkey.The 30-year-old striker had emerged as a target for United, who are hoping to reinforce their forward line this summer.But now Turkish newspaper Sabah has claimed that their same-city rivals are also interested in signing Gomez.Pep Guardiola will take over at the Etihad in the summer and will be active in the transfer market as he bids to make his mark on the squad quickly.And it has been suggested that City have already made contact with the agent of Gomez about a potential switch to England.The Fiorentina forward has impressed during his loan at Besiktas, hitting 19 goals in just 26 league appearances since arriving.The Turkish club hold a buy-out option on Gomez and are expected to attempt to persuade him to stay permanently once the season is over.But he may be tempted by City, should they firm up their interest with a formal offer. Mario Gomez in action for Besiktas last_img read more

Thriving family now aids others

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK — In the 20 years William Arthur’s students have gathered boxes of food and toys to help needy families through Burbank’s Holiday Basket program, they never met the people they helped — until now. The Washington Elementary School fifth-graders recently found themselves face to face with Sarah Quiambao, a 38-year-old mother of three. As tears welled up in her eyes, she stood in front of the class and told the children how much joy the efforts of kids just like them brought her family at a time of great need. “I was so touched by the children’s gesture that I wanted to share my story,” Quiambao said. It began in 2000, when she emigrated from the Philippines with her two sons, Tristan and Van Niccolo, to join her husband, Troy. An architect in the Philippines, Troy Quiambao pursued a design career in the United States. Once his family arrived, immigration processing fees and bills mounted. Those early days were tough. Soon after her arrival, Quiambao became pregnant with her daughter, Tarra Isabella, now 5. “At first, it was like trying to make ends meet,” Quiambao said. “Living day by day.” That same year, the Quiambaos became enrolled in the Holiday Basket program, a citywide effort since 1946 to aid lower-income families. It’s organized by the Burbank Coordinating Council with support from city departments, churches, businesses, school PTAs and students like Arthur’s. “We were just building our lives here,” Quiambao said. “And there were these wonderful people that tried to give something special for some people that they didn’t know.” Quiambao said her children were ecstatic when they received their toy truck, coloring set and artist’s easel, asking her over and over again, “Where did the gifts come from?” Six years later, the Quiambaos are thriving. They own two homes and are living the American dream. Although times are good, they haven’t forgotten their first Christmas in the United States and the kindness of strangers. When the opportunity arose for Sarah Quiambao to once again participate in the Holiday Basket program — this time as a volunteer helping others — she signed up immediately and got her children involved in gathering food. “I know how it feels,” Quiambao said. “We’re so blessed that now we’re able to help somebody.” Burbank Coordinating Council member Patricia Gunn, the program’s chairwoman for 14 years, said this year’s effort helped more than 2,000 people, and that stories such as Quiambao’s are more common than people might think. “I can only tell you what (volunteers) have said to me,” Gunn said. “They say, ‘You know why I do this? Because I was a recipient at one time.’” Arthur’s students participate because he wants them to truly appreciate and take pride in the gift of giving, from gathering the food, decorating the boxes and selecting the toys to writing a parody version of “The 12 Days of Christmas,” full of food-inspired lyrics — “five onion rings!” At an annual presentation, the children hand over boxes of food and toys and sing their song for PTA volunteers. This year, Quiambao was part of that group. One by one, the volunteers thanked the children, until it was Quiambao’s turn to speak. As the children listened intently, she told them about the power of their work and the greatest gift any family could ever hope to receive — one given from the heart. — Rick Coca, (818) 713-3329 rick.coca@dailynews.comlast_img read more

Illinois Man Arrested for Sexual Misconduct with a Posey County Teen

first_imgSexual Misconduct with a Minor, Level 4 FelonyChild Solicitation, Level 4 FelonyInvestigating Officer: Detective Wes Kuykendall, Indiana State PoliceAssisting Agencies: Mt. Vernon Police and Indiana Department of Child Services Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation on June 19th after receiving information that a 55-year-old Illinois man allegedly had sexual relations with a female that was under the age of 16.During the investigation, Indiana State Police Detective Wes Kuykendall revealed Jonathan Mericle, 55, of Mt. Vernon, IL, made contact with the female through a dating website. After texting and sharing pictures, they met on June 14th at an undisclosed location in Mt. Vernon, Indiana, and allegedly had sexual relations.After reviewing the investigation, the Posey County Prosecutor’s Office issued a felony warrant for Mericle’s arrest. This evening at approximately 5:00 p.m., Mericle was arrested at his residence without incident by Mt. Vernon, IL, Police Department. He is currently being held at the Jefferson County Jail in Illinois.  Arrested and Charges:Jonathan E. Mericle, 55, Mt. Vernon, Illinoislast_img read more

Florida Explains Treatment of Repatriation Income

first_imgAmendments made to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (P.L. 115-97) impose a one-time transition tax at a reduced rate on foreign earnings as if they had been repatriated to the United States, for Florida corporate income tax purposes. Florida annually adopts the IRC as it exists on January 1. As a result, Florida adopts any changes related to determining federal taxable income that were made during the previous year at the time the changes became law. Florida legislation enacted this year amends the state Income Tax Code to adopt the IRC retroactively to January 1, 2018. This means Florida’s rolling conformity follows the computation of federal taxable income, including any IRC Sec. 965 income required to be included in the last taxable year beginning before January 1, 2018.IRS Guidance on IRC Sec. 965Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance in Publication 5292 How to Calculate Section 965 Amounts and Elections Available to Taxpayers, and questions and answers about reporting related to IRC Sec. 965 (https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/questions-and-answers-about-reporting-related-to-section-965-on-2017-tax-returns). Publication 5292, which discusses S-corporations, partnerships, and real estate investment trusts separately from other entities, instructs taxpayers to compute repatriation income outside the standard computations of federal taxable income. The IRS guidance also provides that a taxpayer should make two separate payments of any tax due:– one payment reflecting tax owed without regard to IRC Sec. 965; and– a second separate payment reflecting tax owed resulting from IRC Sec. 965 and not otherwise satisfied by another payment or credit.Repatriation IncomeGenerally, repatriation income under IRC Sec. 965 does not flow into federal taxable income. There is no Florida addition in Sec. 220.13(1)(a), Florida Statutes, for repatriated income excluded from the federal income tax computation. As a result, no Florida corporate income tax is due on repatriation income that is excluded from the standard computation of federal taxable income. Moreover, such repatriation income is excluded from the Florida apportionment fraction computation.However, to the extent repatriation income flows into federal taxable income, such as through a real estate investment trust (federal Form 1120-REIT), it would be included in the starting point of the Florida corporate income tax computation on Line 1 of the front page of the Florida return. If this occurs, pursuant to Sec. 220.13(1)(b)2.b., Florida Statutes, the repatriated amount is subtracted as subpart F income, net of direct and indirect expenses incurred in the taxable year.Tax Information Publication, No. 18C01-01, Florida Department of Revenue, April 27, 2018, ¶206-354Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

A closer look at SCCM SP2: The more subtle changes with SCCM SP2

Provision 802.1x settings on AMT wireless clients during AMT provisioning Enable or Disable Audit Log (no critical event settings) Send 802.1x settings operations to the Intel translator on AMT systems with revisions earlier than 3.2.1 Access Monitor: Audit Log However, Microsoft has also made some more subtle changes between SCCM SP1 and SP2 to improve the end user experience that you may have not notice. Set the wireless information during AMT provisioning and configure all required profile settings (SSID, key management, encryption, etc. End Point Access Control: 802.1x support –Matt Royer Send wireless profile operations to the Intel translator on AMT systems with revisions earlier than 3.2. Data Store (3PDS) Power State Configuration View Audit Log through OOB Console Write string data into 3PDS on AMT through OOB management console This information is based on Microsoft’s Release Candidate of System Center Configuration Manager Service Pack 2 and is subject to change.There are several new features / changes that are coming with ConfigMgr SP2 related to AMT / vPro functionality.  As noted in previous articles, some of the more obvious changes are:OOB Wireless Management: Wireless Profile Management In-band Provisioning attempt schedule:  With SCCM SP1, in-band provisioning was hard coded to initiate once every 24 hours.  SCCM SP2 now supports the ability to set the provisioning attempt schedule to a configurable value within the Out of Band Management Properties – Provisioning Schedule Tab.Handling wired and wireless contented clients with in-band provisioning:  To provision an AMT / vPro client with SCCM 2007, first stage provisioning must be completed on the wired interface.  With SCCM 2007 SP2, the wired interface information will be sent along with the AMT One Time Password (OTP) during agent initiated in-band provisioning.  Second stage provisioning can then occur over either wireless or wired interface (which one is resolved by DNS).Out of Band Provisioning disabled by default:  The ability to use Out of Band provisioning (provisioning through AMT hello packet initiation) is configurable and defaulted to disabled with SCCM 2007 SP2.  If you are using Out of Band provisioning, you will need to enable it after upgrading from SCCM SP1 to SCCM SP2.  This is configured on the Out of Band Management Properties – General Tab.Opening the Out of Band Console ensures an updated Kerberos token:  With SCCM SP1, occasionally you would run into a scenario where the Out of Band Management Console would attempt to connect with an expired or involved Kerberos token; this would prevent OOB Console from properly authenticating with the AMT / vPro Client.  This was common if you tried to connect to an AMT / vPro client immediately after an AMT client reprovision.  The Out of Band Management Console with SCCM SP2 now refreshes the Kerberos token to ensure a proper connection.AMT / vPro client provisioning prevented if Configuration Manager Client is blocked or not approved:  If an SCCM client is block or not approved within with the site server, SCCM will not allow you provision an AMT / vPro client.AMT PKI Certificates are revoked during an Update Management Controller:  If you have wired or wireless 802.1x authentications being used, SCCM will revoke these certificates and new certificate will be requested & issued.  As a clarifying note, the AMT TLS certificate used to secure the manageability traffic will not be revoked during this process.Power control available for collection execution:  SCCM SP2 now allows the execution of an AMT power control on an entire collection just by right clicking on the collection and selecting Out of Band Management -> Power Control.  Previously with SCCM SP1, you were required to multi-select all the clients in that collection to perform the same function.Serial over LAN (SOL) requires manual initiation with the Out of Band Management Console:  With SCCM SP1, when you opened the Out of Band Management Console, the SOL session was automatically started.  In SCCM SP2, you are now required to open and close the Serial over LAN connection via a new button or with the new Tools menu option.IDE-Redirect Log renamed: What was previous known as the System Audit Log in SCCM SP1 within the Out of Band Management Console has been renamed to IDE-Redirect Log.  This was done to allow the AMT Audit Log to assuming that name.Working with AMT Data Storage: Within SCCM SP2, you are now able to interact with the AMT / vPro 3rd Party Data Store through the new button added in Out of Band Management Console labeled Data Storage.  Note that the data storage is limited to ASCII characters and length of 4096 bytes. Provide configuration of up to eight (8) wireless profiles per site that are available to AMT clients assigned to that site Remote Power Management read more

Watch a robot hand learn to manipulate objects just like a human hand

first_img OpenAI A 5-year-old can tie their shoelaces, but robot hands aren’t nearly so nimble. A new system, however, has greatly improved their dexterity.Hard-coding a robot to coordinate multiple joints is daunting. So computer scientists have turned to machine learning, a field of artificial intelligence (AI) in which computers build skills on their own. Such learning takes time and repetition, however, and robot hardware is slow and breakable. Some researchers instead train algorithms with virtual robots, but reality is always slightly different from simulation.The new work overcame this “reality gap” by slightly randomizing elements of the simulation during training, such as friction and object size. (Most of the work, in both simulation and reality, was done with a child’s building block with letters on its sides.) 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In both virtual training and a physical test to see how well the training transferred to the real hand, the hand was instructed to manipulate a cube in a series of new orientations so that, for example, the side with the A on it was facing up and side with the P on it was facing out. No robot hand had ever done something nearly as complicated. Watch a robot hand learn to manipulate objects just like a human hand In the real world, the system “saw” the cube using three cameras placed above the hand. The virtual hand, after the equivalent of 100 years of trial-and-error practice (sped up in simulation), performed an average of 30 consecutive reorientations without getting stuck or dropping the cube. The physical hand completed an average of 15 consecutive reorientations without getting stuck or dropping the cube, the researchers report today. The system, called Dactyl, also discovered common human tricks such as spinning the cube between two fingertips or taking advantage of gravity to shift the block.The advance might improve the assembly of delicate electronics or the ability of health care or domestic robots to help around the house. Omelet, anyone? By Matthew HutsonJul. 30, 2018 , 12:00 PMlast_img read more