Karanka heaps praises on Grabban after Forests victory

first_imgNottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka has heaped praises on Lewis Grabban after the striker scored a brace during the team’s victory over Bolton Wanderers.Karanka became the first Nottingham Forest to secure a win at Bolton since Brian Clough in 1991, as Forest recorded a comfortable 3-0 win at the University of Bolton Stadium.Grabban scored twice in the space of 19 second-half minutes having already missed his third penalty of the campaign, after Joe Lolley had opened the scoring for Forest in the 12th minute.“He was brave enough to take the ball,” said Karanka, as quoted by Sports Mole.“Even at 0-0 or 1-1, he would have taken the ball. He is a strong character and he trusts himself and for us it is important to have a player like him.”“I have thought about it (changing the penalty taker) but he scored so I have to keep trusting him. The main thing is he is scoring goals. It is important to have one player like him happy and scoring goals. His desire and spirit rubs off on the team.”LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Jose Mourinho is seen in the stands prior to the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Everton FC at Craven Cottage on April 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)Karanka says Mourinho would have been perfect for a Madrid return Manuel R. Medina – April 23, 2019 The former Real Madrid assistant manager backed Jose Mourinho, saying he would have been just as good as Zinedine Zidane is.“We have a good opportunity with this group to do something good this season. From the first minute we played really well.”On the presence of Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis in the stands and on the training pitch, Karanka added: “I had met him a few times but it was important for the players especially when you are hearing the owner is supportive.”“It is nice to see him on the training ground and to hear his words and to know we are all together.”“We have a good opportunity with this group to do something good this season. From the first minute we played really well.”last_img read more

Alli hails special HeungMin Son

first_imgTottenham forward Dele Alli has praised teammate Heung-Min Son as “a special talent” after the South Korean scored a beautiful curler in their 2-0 win at Leicester.Son sent a curling shot to the top left corner of the post to break the deadlock in the first half and Dele Alli’s diving header ensured Tottenham all three points at the King Power Stadium on  Saturday.“We knew it wasn’t going to be easy and it’s at times like that you need someone to produce a little magic and Sonny certainly did that,” Alli told the club’s website when asked about Son’s goal.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“It’s something he works on every day after training, that exact finish, coming in off the right and whipping it in. No-one was surprised when it went in.“It’s a special talent. A lot of players don’t have that. A lot of players are very one-footed but Sonny is someone who can do it.“It’s difficult for defenders because you don’t know which way to send him because as he showed tonight if you put him on his left foot he can hit it sometimes better than his right, so it’s difficult.”last_img read more

Javi Gracia pleased with important Watford win

first_imgJavi Gracia was pleased with what he described as an important Watford win despite a late scare from Cardiff City in their 3-2 triumph.Gracia felt the Hornets were good value for the three points and that the result did not reflect the control his side had of the game.The Golden Boys rattled in three goals thanks to Gerard Deulofeu, José Holebas and an exquisite third from Domingos Quina.What to expect from Watford V Arsenal? Taimoor Khan – September 8, 2019 Arsenal are set to take on Watford this weekend and the game is definitely going to be quite a peculiar contest between two sides…“We were very pleased with the result because we have played many games recently and we didn’t get the reward we maybe deserved then,” the Head Coach disclosed to the club’s website.“It was a very important victory and we can analyse the game after knowing we have played well. We have played well for 70 minutes, scored three goals and in that period their keeper was amazing. We have suffered a bit in the last part of the game, but we have had control of the game and we deserved the victory.”“I am happy with the way we have attacked today,” said Gracia. “Everyone knows it is difficult to attack Cardiff as they are tight and are strong in all the challenges. They win a lot of second balls and it’s not easy to create and find spaces to attack. Today we have done that well during that period.”last_img read more

Black Panther Premiere at THE LOT

first_img Posted: February 18, 2018 February 18, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Weather FacebookTwitter Mark Mathis, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKUSI’s Mark Mathis was live at THE LOT ahead of the heavily anticipated premier of Black Panther. Black Panther Premiere at THE LOT Mark Mathis last_img read more

Appeals court rules in favor of SDSU West backers

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: SDSU West, Stadium Site FacebookTwitter Posted: July 19, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The SDSU West initiative to redevelop the Mission Valley stadium site appears headed for the November ballot, along with a competing measure.Petitioners associated with FS Investors, the group backing the competing SoccerCity proposal, filed an appeal last week contending that Friends of SDSU, not formally affiliated with San Diego State University, had misused the university’s name, deceived voters and violated election law with the SDSU West proposal.On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal denied the petition to strike recent Superior Court ruling that Friends of SDSU, comprised of alumni, business and community leaders, can legally use the university’s name as it campaigns ahead of the election.Friends of SDSU issued a statement calling the appellate court’s ruling “another victory for Friends of SDSU and San Diego voters. It marks the second failed attempt by FS Investors to remove our initiative from the ballot and deny voters a choice regarding the future of the Mission Valley stadium site.”A representative for SoccerCity backers could not immediately be reached for comment.RELATED STORY: San Diego City Attorney files lawsuits against SDSU West and SoccerCityBarring further legal challenges, both initiatives to develop the site, where SDCCU Stadium currently stands, appear headed to the November ballot.SDSU West is backing a proposal for a new 35,000-seat Aztecs football stadium. The measure includes hotels, retail space, a river park and an academic campus to be shared with commercial office tenants.The SoccerCity initiative also proposes mixed-use spaces, as well as a 23,500-seat professional soccer stadium that could be expanded to accommodate Aztecs football.Supporters of whichever measure receives more votes, provided it cracks majority support, will likely be given an opportunity to negotiate with the city over the land. center_img Appeals court rules in favor of SDSU West backers July 19, 2018 Updated: 11:29 AMlast_img read more

County library system touts more than 55000 EBooks and Audiobooks

first_img Posted: December 27, 2018 December 27, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego County Communications Office reminded residents Thursday that they have access to nearly 55,000 e-books and audiobooks for free via the county library system.County residents can download digital titles to their tablet or e- reader by downloading the Libby app and linking it with their library account. Residents can also use the library’s Overdrive program to download digital titles and collections.E-books and audiobooks can be checked out for seven, 14 or 21 days. At the end of the check-out period, the title will return to the library’s collection, eliminating late fees and the possibility of physical damage to the title.According to the county library, digital checkouts in 2018 have increased by roughly 50 percent to more than 1.5 million compared to 2017. The county library system is one of 30 in the world to surpass 1.5 million digital checkouts.“The Library encourages reading in every way — to develop skills, create opportunities and motivate a love of reading,” said Migell Acosta, the county’s library director. “To meet the community’s steadily increasing interest in audiobooks and e-books, we have made significant investments into our digital collections, and we look forward to adding many new titles in 2019.”The library’s digital collection also includes more than 150 magazines along with its collection of e-books, according to the county. Residents can access the library’s magazine catalogue by downloading the RBdigital app.Libby and RBdigital are both available on the Google Play and iOS app stores. Residents can visit the library’s website, sdcl.org, for more information about its digital collection and how to access it. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom County library system touts more than 55,000 E-Books and Audiobooks Categories: Entertainment, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

How to get your taxes done for free

first_img Posted: February 8, 2019 KUSI Newsroom February 8, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter How to get your taxes done for free KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In San Diego County there are several ways to get your taxes done for free and get money back with the Earned Income Tax Credit.Nancy Sasaki, President and CEO, United Way of San Diego County along with William York, Executive Vice President, 2-1-1 San Diego stopped by Good Morning San Diego with some advice on filing taxes.According to United Way of San Diego County if you make about $54,900 or less annually, you can get your taxes done for free in person at 61 sites across the San Diego County. If your household makes $66,000 or less annually, you may be eligible to file your taxes online for free at myfreetaxes.org.In 2018, the San Diego EITC Coalition brought more than $40 million in federal and state refunds back to 31,000 residents in San Diego communities.San Diegans may qualify for federal EITC if they make $54,000 per year or less, and they may qualify for Cal EITC if they make $25,000 or less. New this year: Cal EITC is available to young adults, 18-24, and seniors, 65 years and older, without qualifying children in their household, said 2-1-1 San Diego.To learn more, see if you qualify or book an appointment, call 2-1-1 or visit myfreetaxes.org. last_img read more

Soybean Farmers Anticipate DOE Decision on Biodiesel

first_imgImproved air quality and reduced dependence on foreign oil are two key benefits that hinge on a decision by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) regarding changes to the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT) as proposed by the American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). ASA and NBB are urging DOE to amend the regulations for alternative fuels and alternative fueled vehicles (AFVs) to include B20, a blend of 20 percent biodiesel/80 percent petroleum diesel, as an approved EPACT alternative fuel. Biodiesel is made from oilseed crops, such as soybeans, a renewable and stable agricultural product. ASA First Vice President Mike Yost, a soybean producer from Murdock, Minnesota, said, “It’s time for DOE to make a decision. They have been provided with all the scientific, legal and technical information they requested, and now its purely a matter of policy and politics.”Yost, who chairs the Association’s Public Affairs Committee, said, “B20 has great potential to help reduce vehicle emissions and our dependence on foreign oil. B20 gives fleet managers more choices and more opportunities to comply with EPACT goals.” Under EPACT, by the year 2001, 75 percent of all affected Federal and state government vehicle purchases, and 90 percent of all affected vehicle purchases by private alternative fuel suppliers must be ATVs. These requirements begin in 1997 and will affect centrally fueled fleets with 20 or more light-duty vehicles (less than 8,500 pounds) that operate in major urban areas. Since 1991, biodiesel demonstration projects with both public and private transportation authorities in numerous cities have indicated a market preference for B20 over other biodiesel blends.”Soybeans in biodiesel represent a renewable fuel source that is better for the environment. Biodiesel production can be added to existing soybean crushing facilities, adding jobs and other economic benefits from processing locally grown agricultural products,” Yost said. “Millions of gallons of imported petroleum can be displaced with biodiesel each year, adding substantially to this country’s energy security and providing substantial environmental benefits.” B20 reduces both particulate emissions and greenhouse gas emissions.”In addition to newly processed soybean oil, biodiesel processors could use soybean oil recycled from industrial cooking oil users such as restaurants and food manufacturers. This also benefits landfills and waste water treatment systems because there will be a market and a system in place to recycle used cooking oil,” Yost added. Soybeans represent 82 percent of U.S. fats and oils edible consumption.DOE representatives said they would present an answer to the B20 petition as soon as possible following the September 15, 1997, deadline for public comments. The DOE acknowledged the biodiesel industry deserves a clear and forthright answer to the petition.Before B20 can be included as an EPACT alternative fuel, DOE must amend its current regulations through a rulemaking process in order to formally collect information on B20 and render an informed decision. Once all the information on the benefits of B20 is placed in the public record, then the Secretary of Energy can decide to include B20 as an EPACT alternative fuel.”We still have a way to go before this can benefit farmers and the American public, but this is the critical step,” Yost added. “Our proposal will not create any new government spending or tax breaks or subsidies, and it will not require anyone to use B20. The only direct impact is to give affected fleet managers who must comply with existing provisions and regulations of EPACT more choices and greater opportunity to use B20 blended fuels as a way to meet those requirements.”64.2 million acres of soybeans were planted in 1996, accounting for 24% of all U.S. crop acres planted. From this was harvested 2,382 million bushels of soybeans that resulted in a surplus of about 950 million pounds of soybean oil, part of which could have been processed into biodiesel. With average annual soybean oil production exceeding domestic demand by 6 percent, the sale of 30 million gallons of biodiesel would utilize 219 million pounds of surplus soybean oil, or enough B20 fuel to supply about 10 percent of the vehicles subject to EPACT. For the U.S. soybean farmer this would support the price of soybeans by an estimated 11 cents per bushel.last_img read more

Environmental hazards remain after Joplin tornado

first_imgJOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — As residents confront a gigantic cleanup following the tornado that savaged Joplin, experts say environmental dangers could lurk amid the mountains of debris in the southwestern Missouri city and even in the water and air.Damage from tornadoes, like floods and hurricanes, often goes beyond what is readily visible. Liquid fuels and chemicals can leak from ruptured containers and contaminate groundwater. Ruined buildings may contain asbestos. Fires can generate smoke containing soot, dioxins and other pollutants. Household, industrial and medical wastes are strewn about.In the initial hours after the May 22 twister, the odor of gasoline was evident around several flattened service stations. A large fire burned for hours near the devastated St. John’s Regional Medical Center. Heavy rains caused flash flooding, possibly fouling local waterways.Yet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency teams sent to inspect the damage turned up no serious pollution issues in the first week, although the search was continuing, spokesman Chris Whitley said.“Until the systematic assessment of the tornado’s impact area is complete, it is not possible to fairly evaluate levels of risk or priorities for environmental response,” he said in an email.last_img read more

Teens rise early for robotics challenge giving disc golf a fling

first_imgFor about 700 robot enthusiasts, Saturday’s 7:30 a.m. unveiling was a little bit like Christmas morning … with a dose of dread.The session at Evergreen High School was part of unwrapping an annual robotics challenge. It started when this year’s competition was revealed in an international simulcast.“I’ve been waiting for this since last season ended,” said Josh Pigman, a member of the Evergreen school district’s “Green Wrenches” team.“I love building stuff,” Pigman said as more than 20 teammates brainstormed after the kickoff.The robotics program is a way to put what he’s been learning toward a hands-on project, he said.But an hour or so earlier, as details of the challenge were being revealed, the Mountain View junior started to think: “This will be insane.”A three-word phrase started going through Pigman’s mind: “Don’t throw Frisbees! Don’t throw Frisbees! Don’t throw Frisbees!”And this year’s challenge, of course, is a ‘bot-based version of disc golf. The teams will have six weeks to design and build their robots before the March 8-9 regional competition in Portland’s Memorial Coliseum.“This is a lot more difficult than last year,” when the challenge was a version of robot basketball, said Austin Lutz, a junior at Union High.last_img read more

StandDown connects needy veterans with services

first_imgWhat: 2013 Veterans Stand-Down.Where: Armed Forces Reserve Center, 15005 N.E. 65th St.When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.Shuttle: Leaves the Veterans Assistance Center, 1305 Columbia St., on the hour, starting at 8 a.m.; leaves WorkSource, 5411 E. Mill Plain Bvld., on the half-hour, starting at 8:30 a.m.Veterans in need will be able to find immediate assistance and access some long-term services Wednesday in the annual “stand-down.”The Clark County Veterans Assistance Center is organizing the event, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, 15005 N.E. 65th St.Veterans and their family members can get meals and haircuts; pick up clothing, bedding and hygiene kits; and get health and dental screenings.Agency representatives will discuss long-term help, including Veterans Affairs personnel who can provide information on medical and education benefits.People from community-based organizations also will be available to discuss housing assistance, employment services and counseling.It will be the second year in a row the stand-down has been held at the Armed Forces Reserve Center just south of Fourth Plain Boulevard and Ward Road in Orchards.It’s a veteran-friendly setting, with a lot of young people in uniform who can put them at ease, said coordinator Joe Fettig, a volunteer at the Veterans Assistance Center.The stand-down served about 185 veterans last year. Organizers are hoping that better shuttle connections will increase the turnout to more than 200.Veterans’ identification is required for some stand-down benefits, particularly those involving the distribution of government-surplus property such as boots and clothing.Fettig said he knows that some veterans might trash-can all links to their military past. At one point following his own service in the Vietnam War, “I had no desire to talk to the VA,” Fettig said.last_img read more

Man apprehended in Larch Mountain kidnapping

first_imgClark County sheriff’s deputies have apprehended a suspect in an August kidnapping and robbery of a woman on Larch Mountain.Robert “House” J. Tuttle, 31, was arrested Friday on a bench warrant and appeared Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery and intimidating a witness. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Jan. 28. Judge Rich Melnick held Tuttle on $250,000 bail and appointed Vancouver attorney Neil Cane to defend him.A co-defendant in the case, Summer E. Long, 35, of Brush Prairie was arrested Nov. 1. She is scheduled to be tried March 3 on the same charges.Tuttle and Long are accused of kidnapping a 28-year-old woman, whom they knew, at about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 24 and driving her to the top of Larch Mountain. Long took away her cellphone, according to a court affidavit. Tuttle and Long accused her of being a police informant in a drug and firearm investigation involving Tuttle and a separate drug investigation involving a man named Robert Allison, the affidavit stated. Tuttle and Long then assaulted her, including punching her in the head, the victim told sheriff’s investigators. They told her they drove her to the remote location so “nobody could hear her scream,” the victim said in the affidavit.The woman said she was able to escape and hid in the woods until daylight. She said she was afraid that Tuttle and Long would find her and kill her. She walked more than nine miles before she found a residence where she could seek help, according to the affidavit.Long told a sheriff’s detective that she often called Tuttle to do “a man’s job.” Asked what that meant, Long replied, “Go drag a (expletive) up to Larch Mountain, beat ’em up for being a rat,” according to the affidavit.last_img read more

Collision on Seoul subway line injures 172

first_imgSEOUL — A collision on Seoul’s busiest subway line left 172 people injured, with passengers forced to evacuate along train tracks. There were no fatalities.An eastbound train collided with a stationary train in Sangwangsimni station in central Seoul, South Korea, officials from the subway operator and fire service said in a briefing at the station. There were no fatalities and all injuries are classified as minor following the collision, which didn’t cause a fire, the officials said.The incident comes as criticism mounts over the government’s handling of Korea’s worst maritime disaster in four decades, with newspapers pointing to a lax safety culture and unenforced regulations on the nation’s transport networks. President Park Geun Hye pledged to establish a new department under the prime minister’s office to handle disasters following the Sewol ferry sinking on April 16, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.“I don’t know what’s going on with this country,” said Lee Young Sook, in her 60s, who was forced to travel by bus to Sindang, one station before the site of Friday’s collision, because train services were disrupted. “It’s unbelievable that this has happened so soon after the sinking.”The train collision happened at about 3:32 p.m., Seoul Metro official Jeong Soo Young told reporters at the scene. The operator is still investigating and the incident may have been caused by a red stop light coming on too late, Jeong said, citing the driver of the moving train.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE Getty engages 73 of staff with financial wellbeing

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Almost three quarters (73%) of Getty Images’ employees have engaged with its financial wellbeing programme since its launch in August 2014.The online image, video, music and multimedia library offers its 300 members of staff a personalised financial education programme, provided by Nudge Global. The platform includes elements such as paying off student debt, getting on the housing ladder, having children and retirement.Since October 2015, following an upgrade to the latest Nudge Global financial wellbeing platform, Getty Images’ employees have also been able to access more than 800 financial education topics and articles. Staff at the organisation, which was one of the first employers to move to the latest platform, can now further adapt the programme to suit their current financial wants and needs.Daphne King, compensation and benefits manager, said: “The personalised approach drives employee engagement and in turn enhances the value of the financial education and communication tool.”last_img read more

49 believe their employer makes provision for their health and wellbeing

first_imgUnder half (49%) of respondents believe their employer makes provision to look after their health and wellbeing, according to research by Willis Towers Watson.Its survey of 1,123 full and part-time employees in Great Britain aged between 18 and 64, also found that 58% of respondents aged between 18 and 34 feel that organisations are being asked to shoulder more of the health cost burden, compared to 42% of respondents over the age of 35 who think this.The research also found:48% of respondents believe their employers are increasingly expected to provide for the health of their staff in order to top up NHS services.57% of respondents aged between 18 and 24 think that their employer offers sufficient health provision, compared to 59% of respondents aged between 25 and 34.39% of respondents who are between 45 and 54 years old think that their employer provides sufficient healthcare options, compared to 31% of respondents aged between 55 and 64.Mike Blake (pictured), director at Willis Towers Watson Health and Benefits, said: “These results suggest a large number of [employees] are increasingly turning to their employer to fund health services that they feel may not be available to them within the public health system.“Employers may view this as an opportunity to boost employee satisfaction and retention by attempting to plug any gaps in the provision of treatment. Official figures recently showed waiting lists for routine operations such as hip and knee surgery are at their highest for a decade, so businesses can position themselves as responsible employers by offering benefits that can accelerate access to care and support healthier lifestyles.“An effective strategy may see healthcare benefits and wellbeing initiatives working alongside one another to improve overall health, helping to ease any uncertainty around public health services. Healthcare benefits top up provision to help ensure any current health issues are covered, while wellness schemes help forge a more proactive approach that could reduce the need for treatment altogether in the future.”last_img read more

Team GB Paracycling counterbalances demanding work with personalised support

first_imgEmployee Benefits Live 2017: Team GB Paracycling provides its athletes and employees with a range of personalised support measures in order to help staff manage high demand workloads in the professional sporting industry.Presenting the closing keynote address at the end of the first day of Employee Benefits Live 2017, Jon Norfolk, head coach at Team GB Paracycling, said: “So we’ve got a high pressure environment. But with that high pressure comes high support. […] Everybody’s support network needs to be very, very different and I think for athletes, to be very aware of what they’re good at, what they need support in, and that will determine what they’re support network looks like.”In his session, Norfolk highlighted three key principles that govern how Team GB Paracycling provide personalised support for its staff and athletes. This included having a people focus, where coaches and leaders have a personal understanding of their employees and athletes to understand what motivates them; in order to create the right environment for staff and athletes to perform to their full potential; and having systems in place that help management and coaches measure how employees and athletes are performing on a day-to-day basis to help track improvements and development opportunities.“We can determine if we’ve got the right people to achieve those performance, if we have the right systems in place to measure those performances, and basically [determine if] we are putting our eggs in the right basket and working on the right areas. From a top level point of view, I need to create a really sharp vision. We need to get people excited and motivated. What we’re asking athletes and our staff to do is a lot. We’re asking them to commit in work, out of work. It’s a big ask, a big demand so [we’ve] got to attach people to what that destination looks like and feels like and what the outcome[s] are,” Norfolk added.Norfolk used real-life case study examples to demonstrate how working practices in the sporting industry follow these guidelines to provide tailored support for athletes and staff. For example, ensuring that communications remain identical throughout training as well as on event day so that athletes know what to expect. This helps to provide a distraction-free environment that enables the athletes to perform at their best. For teams, individuals are communicated to on a one-to-one basis as well as collectively because this lets each athlete air their views and feelings without the potential prejudice or bias of being surrounding by their teammates, added Norfolk.“What we try and do is be proactive in what our training, racing and planning environments look like. [Employees] can choose what [their] environment looks like and feels like. [They] all have a comment on what’s it like to work where [they] work. We all have a choice on what our personal environment and work environment looks like and feels like,” he said.An employee’s ownership over their own job role is additionally something that is empowered within Team GB Paracycling. For example, parathletes were given the opportunity to suggest to coaches the method by which they would be selected for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games team, with only places for two out of five parathletes.Flexibility and the ability to adjust to change is also a key driver of work in the sporting industry. This is supported by technical systems and processes that help inform changes and development. Norfolk said: “If you can measure it, then there’s a process there. If you can measure it, you can improve it.” In addition, being able to adapt quickly to change also ensures that the organisation and athletes alike remain competitive, with any obstacles reacted to in a mindful way to protect against any negativity.He said: “We need to make sure that we develop good people as well as good cyclists. [Employers] have got to be aware of the obstacles and changes, but [employers] also have got to be very mindful of what you choose to do with those environments. It’s quite easy to react to change negatively, but to decide how [employers] want to react to something is a really powerful place to be.”last_img read more

Zoo Miami lion undergoes root canal

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A 400-pound lion at Zoo Miami underwent a check up to fix a damaged tooth.Doctors gave the massive 9-year-old lion named Kwame a root canal at the zoo hospital, Wednesday.He damaged his tooth, so vets put him to sleep before getting to work.The tooth is now pain free.Kwame also had a biopsy and doctors removed a suspicious mole from his body.The team trimmed also his nails and after doing one side, the team had to flip over the 400-pound animal to the other side.They managed to get the job done and the zoo said Kwame did well with the whole visit. Officials moved him back into his exhibit and he’ll be back on display Friday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Rehabilitated sea turtle released into the wild

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A sea turtle has been released into the wild after she was rehabilitated at the Miami Seaquarium.The green sea turtle, named Miss Piggy, is now back in the waters off Boca Raton.She was found floating along the Intercoastal, last year, after possibly being hit by a boat, and received extensive medical attention.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

2 hospitalized after motorcyclist hits pedestrian at Margate intersection

first_imgMARGATE, FLA. (WSVN) – A motorcyclist struck a person who was crossing the street in Margate, sending both of them to the hospital.Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash at the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and Banks Road, at around 5 p.m., Sunday.Paramedics rushed the pedestrian to Broward Health North as a trauma alert. The biker was taken to Northwest Medical Center for further evaluation.The crash remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Boil water notice issued for part of Hallandale Beach after main break

first_imgUpdate: The pipe repair should be completed in the next hour and a half. The impacted area will remain on a boil water notice for a minimum of 48 hours. pic.twitter.com/G9ypsrAh62— Hallandale Beach (@MYHBeach) September 8, 2019 HALLANDALE BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Officials in Hallandale Beach have issued a boil water notice after a water main break on a golf course.According to city officials, a contractor ruptured the 10-inch water main at 500 Diplomat Parkway, Saturday.The staff on site isolated the main to repair. As of Saturday night, crews are working to repair it. Officials said all residents living in the area east of 14th Avenue to Diplomat Parkway, between Atlantic Shores and Hallandale Beach boulevards should boil their water for at least three minutes before use.The advisory does not apply for residents of Golden Isles and Three Islands. Although water pressure may be lower than usual, water is safe to drink at these locations. center_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more