21 days agoLiverpool star Salah ‘must rest’ insists ​Egypt coach El Badry

first_imgLiverpool star Salah ‘must rest’ insists ​Egypt coach El Badryby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEgypt coach Hossam El Badry believes that his star player Mohamed Salah needs rest.The Liverpool winger is set to miss the nation’s friendly against Botswana during the upcoming international period.And El Badry knows he must take the long term health of the player into consideration when deciding on his line up.”I agreed with him that it is in his best interests and those of the national team that he rests,” El Badry told local channel MBC Masr.”He won’t be with us at the training camp for Botswana, but God willing, he will be with us for the official matches.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Musical Farewell for UNESCO Head

first_imgOutgoing Director and Representative for the UNESCO Kingston Cluster Office for the Caribbean, Dr. Kwame Boafo, was treated to an evening of musical excellence in recognition of his contribution to education, science, culture and communication in Jamaica and the wider region. The appreciation and farewell function dubbed: ‘An evening of Music’, was held  last week at the Immaculate Conception High School in St. Andrew. The event, organised by the Ministry of Education, featured various musical pieces by the school’s celebrated symphony orchestra.   The audience was wowed by arrangements of classical pieces such as ‘The Tempest’, and more modern songs such as ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Mambo’, and ‘Corpse Bride’. The Immaculate Glee Club gave a lively performance of local songs – ‘Build a better Jamaica’; ‘Unity’; and ‘Move Up.’ Students from the Half-Way-Tree Primary School delighted and entertained with Louise Bennett Coverley’s ‘Colonization in Reverse’, while the sister duo of Chantelle and Rochel Biersy, thrilled with their traditional East Indian dance. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and Culture, Sydney Bartley, in lauding the high quality of the performances, stressed the role of music in bringing persons of diverse backgrounds together. Music, he said, has the power to “transcend all the things that persons use to divide and discriminate against each other”. “Music allows us to build a bridge on the foundations of similarity. Within the essence of music, we discover our similar tastes, similar dispensations and our similar abilities to be moved,” Mr. Bartley stated. Dr. Boafo became head of the UNESCO Kingston Cluster Office for the Caribbean in September 2006. The office covers 13 member states and three associate member states in the region. The Ghanaian national is a member of a number of media and communication associations and has authored publications on subjects such as media systems, communication policy and technology, and development communication. Dr. Boafo was presented with a plaque of appreciation from the Ministry of Education, by Chief Education Officer , Grace McLean, while a citation was read by Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Teaching Council, Dr. Winsome Gordon.last_img read more

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Education Minister Calls for Cultural Shift to End Corporal Punishment

first_img Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has called for a cultural shift to eliminate the practice of corporal punishment in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.“Corporal punishment is so entrenched in our culture and interwoven in our society that it has been accepted as a norm for many families and at a point in time in our schools. We have been able to repel that in large measure,” the Minister said.Senator Reid was speaking at the closing ceremony of the 2nd Regional Caribbean Conference of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), held at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel in Montego Bay, St. James, on Wednesday (December 5).“I join the Prime Minister, the National Parenting Support Commission [NPSC] and, of course, the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect in calling for a shift in culture and discontinuing the practice of corporal punishment in our region,” the Minister said.According to Senator Reid, parents and caregivers must employ “permissible ways” to discipline children, rather than resorting to physical and verbal abuse, which he said, have long-lasting psychological effects.“In many cases, violence begets violence. The cycle cannot be allowed to continue,” he underscored.The Minister noted that laws are being strengthened to protect children from corporal punishment and other acts of violence.He also restated the Government’s commitment to ban corporal punishment in schools, and issued a reminder to teachers that an executive directive is in place prohibiting the act.“Our Prime Minister has been very strong on this point, and he has given clear directives and mandate for us to put it in a legislative form. Until I have been able to conclude that, I have the authority to outlaw it by giving an executive directive that corporal punishment is no longer allowable,” the Minister said.In the meantime, Senator Reid urged the ISPCAN members to use insight and best practices garnered from the conference to effect the changes necessary to end violence against children worldwide.“The change, therefore, starts here. The cycle of violence must end. It is my hope that every parent… whichever part of the globe you are from, will leave this conference determined to make the step to make the world a better place,” he said.The conference was hosted in partnership with the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA), and reinforced research and collaboration among countries from around the world.Other countries participating in the event included Switzerland, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States (US).ISPCAN is the world’s premier society for professionals working to prevent child “Corporal punishment is so entrenched in our culture and interwoven in our society that it has been accepted as a norm for many families and at a point in time in our schools. We have been able to repel that in large measure,” the Minister said. Senator Reid was speaking at the closing ceremony of the 2nd Regional Caribbean Conference of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), held at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel in Montego Bay, St. James, on Wednesday (December 5). Story Highlights Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has called for a cultural shift to eliminate the practice of corporal punishment in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. last_img read more

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Canadians cut back spending on extras essentials amid rising interest rates poll

first_imgTORONTO – Nearly 60 per cent of Canadians have changed their behaviour by doing things such as cutting back on spending on both extras and essentials to brace themselves for rising interest rates, a new survey from Manulife Bank suggests.Among those who have taken steps to prepare for higher rates, 27 per cent pared back on entertainment such as movies and bars, 17 per cent put more money into savings accounts, and 10 per cent spent less on essential items, such as groceries, the poll data showed.It’s a good sign that some Canadians are being more prudent as interest rates continue to inch higher, said Rick Lunny, president and chief executive of Manulife Bank.“It is encouraging that there is a large group of people preparing for higher interest rates… Young families, not surprisingly, had the most concern about debt. So if you are in a position where you can adjust your lifestyle, I think that’s a good thing.”The online survey of 2,003 Canadians was conducted between May 11 and 14, after the Bank of Canada had raised interest rates three times since last summer, but before the central bank’s latest hike in July to 1.5 per cent.Two-thirds of respondents to the Manulife Bank survey said they are concerned about rising interest rates, and 23 per cent said they were spending more on interest payments than they did last year.And while some respondents said they were watching their spending more closely, half of respondents in debt said they are stressed about the level of indebtedness and one in three are kept awake at night worrying over it, the survey showed.What’s more, 40 per cent said the level of indebtedness has a negative impact on their mental health and 30 per cent said debt is causing issues in their personal relationships, the poll suggests.Twenty per cent of respondents said their spouse or common-law partners do not know how much debt they are in, and 12 per cent of people with debt hid a large purchase from their significant others.“In some ways, it’s similar to the stigma over mental health, where people are embarrassed, not comfortable or they’re feeling guilty about their situations,” said Lunny. “So they don’t want to share that knowledge… when you’re concerned or embarrassed, you do hide things from your loved ones.”The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population.last_img read more

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ELC students Purple Party raising money for Cancer Society at Legion tomorrow

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A trio of ELC students will be hosting an event at the Fort St. John Legion on Friday to help raise money for the BC Cancer Foundation.Students Duncan Ross, Kurtis Lee, and Brendon Modde decided to help members in the local community who are battling cancer by raising money for the BC Cancer Foundation. The trio, who have played hockey together for a number of years, decided that they could make the biggest positive impact in the community by raising money for cancer research.The group is hosting a Purple Party – named for the colours of the Cancer Foundation – at the Fort St. John Legion on June 15th. The event will feature 50/50 draws, raffle draws, and auctions for items that the group was able to get donated to the cause, including for a round-trip airfare for two to anywhere WestJet flies. “The community was very generous with the support they gave us,” said Ross.“That was one of the things I felt surprised at was how kind and generous all the many businesses and companies actually were,” added Modde.The group says that so far, they’ve raised $2,000 of their $10,000 goal, but after securing the WestJet donation, they anticipate the amount going higher. Tickets for the WestJet draw are $20 each, and so far they’ve sold around 200 of the 1,000 tickets for the draw. The trio says they’ll be selling tickets at various locations around town this weekend ahead of the draw, which is taking place at the Purple Party.The Purple Party is taking place on Friday, June 15th at the Fort St. John Legion beginning at 5:00 p.m.last_img read more

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Social media has little effect on teens life satisfaction Study

first_imgLondon: Social media has little effect on the life satisfaction of teenagers, according to a large-scale study conducted in the UK. Researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at University of Oxford used an eight-year survey of UK households to study how long teenagers spent using social media on a normal school day and their corresponding life satisfaction ratings. This is the first large-scale and in-depth study testing not only whether adolescents who report more social media use have lower life satisfaction but also whether the reverse is true. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThe research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), used improved data and statistical approaches and found most links between life satisfaction and social media use were trivial. However, there were some bidirectional effects: Lower life satisfaction led to increased social media use and vice versa, researchers said. These bidirectional effects were more consistent for females than for males, but again, these were modest trends, they said. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe researchers stress that this represents an important step in understanding the effects of social media. “Given the rapid pace of technological advancement in recent years, the question of how our increasing use of technology to interact with each other affects our wellbeing has become increasingly important,” said Professor Andrew Przybylski, Director of Research at the OII. “With most of the current debate based on lacklustre evidence, this study represents an important step towards mapping the effects of technology on adolescent well-being,” Przybylski said. Previous literature was based almost entirely on correlations with no means to dissociate whether social media use leads to changes in life satisfaction or vice versa. “More than half of the statistical models we tested were not significant, and those that were significant suggested the effects were not as simple as often stated in the media,” said Tobias Dienlin from the University of Hohenheim in Germany. “Most statistically significant models examined teenage girls. However, because these effects were tiny, they weren’t significantly larger in girls compared to boys,” Dienlin said.last_img read more

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Ohio State mens soccer advances to Sweet 16 after moving past Dayton

OSU junior forward Danny Jensen (9) during a game against Cleveland State on Oct. 21 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 1-0. Credit: Christopher Slack / Lantern PhotographerThe Ohio State men’s soccer team advanced to the Sweet 16 in front of a home crowd at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Sunday afternoon after defeating Dayton 4-3 in penalty kicks following a 1-1 double-overtime draw.“Sweet 16 sounds a lot better than round three,” OSU junior forward Danny Jensen said, referring to the round the Buckeyes are now advancing to. “I just hope we could keep this going whether it’s a trip to California or playing at the Jesse.”The Buckeyes moved to 13-6-3 after the game, while the Flyers ended their season 13-5-5.Jensen and senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer played the role of hero in Sunday’s match.With the Buckeyes down a point, Jensen scored in the 72nd  minute to keep the home team’s hopes and dreams alive.“I was hoping we wouldn’t go down a goal because our record of being down a goal is not very good this year,” OSU coach John Bluem said. “We were able to manage because of a very nice goal by Danny to get back into the game.”The Buckeyes and the Flyers were forced into penalty kicks when the game remained at a 1-1 tie after a pair of overtime periods.Once there, Froschauer led the Scarlet and Gray to the victory with a total of two saves in the five-round penalty kick session.“You get to penalty kicks and you don’t know what’s going to happen,” Bluem said. “But we have a lot of faith and confidence in (Froschauer) that he’s going to come up with a save, and he did.”Despite advancing, the Buckeyes did not play at its best as Dayton took full advantage of OSU’s deficiencies.The Buckeyes and the Flyers battled it out in the first half, but neither team managed to score.The best looks of the half came from the Scarlet and Gray, with several different opportunities.Senior defender Liam Doyle took a penalty kick after freshman forward Abdi Mohamed was fouled in the box during the 6th minute, but Dayton junior goalkeeper Justin Saliba saved his shot.In the 30th minute, sophomore forward Marcus McCrary sent in a shot after Jensen forced a turnover but his ensuing shot was saved.In the second half, the Flyers came close to scoring a goal right out of the gate, but Froschauer came up with a save.However, just five minutes later Dayton senior defender/midfielder Alex Amankwah sent in a header to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead early in the second half.OSU kept a level head despite being down a point.Jensen scored his sixth goal of the season after getting loose with the ball and going into attack mode, sending in a shot from far out and tying the game to keep the Buckeyes’ hopes alive.“Something happened in the middle and fortunately the ball bounced over one of their last defender and I ran out at kind of an awkward angle,” Jensen said describing the goal. “But I actually had it in line because I was the opposition and I took it off my chest, and I knew if I hit a good shot and kept it below the crossbar it would probably go in.”Neither team scored for the rest of the second half, forcing the game to head into the extra sessions.In the second overtime, Dayton came close to scoring, but the ball hit of the crossbar and was cleared safely.Despite the look, both Dayton and OSU did not score, leading the game into penalty kicks with each team’s season hanging in the balance.Bluem said, given the competitive nature of the tournament, he had his team work on penalty kicks in the days leading up to the game in case it came down to that. OSU is no stranger to that situation, as last year it advanced past Akron in the first round of the tournament after a 15-round affair.“We practiced penalty kicks every day for the past week or so and we became a little bit more serious as we got closer and closer to this game,” Bluem said. “The five guys that stepped up today all had very good shots.”In the fifth round of penalty kicks, Froschauer made his second save of the shootout to seal the victory.“It honestly helped that (Dayton) went into (penalty kicks) Thursday night, so we knew where they were going with their first two shooters, but it went the opposite way,” Froschauer said. “From there I just tried to read the shooter more and go from there.”Overall, shots were 17-12 in favor of Dayton, while the Flyers also held a 7-6 lead in corner kicks.Froschauer ended with a total of seven saves against his former team, plus the two key stops in the third and fifth rounds of the penalty kicks.The Buckeyes are set to travel to Palo Alto, California, to take on eighth-seeded Stanford (15-2-2) after the Cardinal defeated Santa Clara 3-1 on Sunday. The third-round matchup is scheduled to take place on either Nov. 28 or Nov. 29. Kickoff time has yet to be announced. Update, Nov. 22, 10:15 p.m – This post has been updated to reflect the outcome of the second-round game between Stanford and Santa Clara. read more

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Tyrone Williams dismissed from Ohio State football

Sophomore wide receiver Tyrone Williams has been dismissed from the Ohio State football team. OSU athletics spokesman Jerry Emig announced that Williams had been dismissed from the team prior to coach Urban Meyer’s weekly press conference Monday morning. While no official reason was given, Meyer said there would not be an opportunity for Williams to rejoin, citing only “violation of team rules.” Williams was second team all-Ohio as a senior at Shaw High School in East Cleveland. There, the 6-foot-6 player helped his team win the Lake Erie League championship, and was named all-Lake Erie and all-district. Williams also lettered in track and basketball. As a part of the 2010 recruiting class, Williams redshirted that season as a true freshman. He did not respond to The Lantern’s Monday request for comment.  Demonstrating above-average control and solid hands, Williams was tipped by some to be one of the players most likely to breakout in the 2011 season. He played in eight games, making his first collegiate start against Purdue, in which he caught two passes for 28 yards. In August, wide receivers coach Zach Smith spoke about the progress Williams had been making. Smith said that in the spring, it was Williams’ practice methods that were hindering his progress rather than a lack of talent. However, the coach said Williams had recently become like a brand new player with his late-summer efforts. Smith said Williams had impressed the entire coaching staff, and he found the player’s progress encouraging for the season ahead. Prior to his dismissal Monday, Williams had not registered a catch in the 2012 season. He had also earned a team-low two Buckeye Leaf helmet stickers. Meyer said Williams cannot work his way back onto the team. “He’s done,” Meyer said. read more

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Football Ohio State remains at No 4 in latest AP Poll

The Buckeyes line up to sing “Carmen Ohio” after defeating Tulane on Sept. 22. Ohio State won 49-6. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorAfter beating Tulane on Saturday 49-6, Ohio State remained at No. 4 in the AP Poll for the fourth straight week. The Buckeyes failed to earn a first place vote with No. 1 Alabama earning 60 and No. 3 Clemson earning one.Ohio State did earn a first place vote in the latest Amway Coaches Poll, but stayed at No. 4 behind the Crimson Tide, the Bulldogs and the Tigers.No. 4 Ohio State joins Penn State (No. 9), Michigan (No. 14), Wisconsin (No. 15) and Michigan State (No. 21) as one of five teams from the Big Ten conference in the AP Top 25.The Buckeyes started the season as the No. 5 team in the nation with No. 4 Wisconsin as the only Big Ten team above them.No. 4 Ohio State will take on No. 9 Penn State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium in University Park at 7:30 p.m.The AP Poll: Week 5Alabama (60)GeorgiaClemson (1) Ohio StateLSUOklahomaStanfordNotre DamePenn StateAuburn WashingtonWest VirginiaUCF MichiganWisconsinMiamiKentuckyTexasOregonBYUMichigan StateDuke Mississippi StateCaliforniaTexas Tech read more

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