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Fan confrontation: Dier facing ban after being hit with FA charge

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first_imgEric Dier is facing a lengthy ban after being hit with an FA misconduct charge. Tottenham midfielder Dier climbed into the stand to confront a fan who was having a row with his brother after their FA Cup exit to Norwich last month. Eric Dier confronted a fan after Tottenham’s FA Cup defeat Dier has until May 8 to respond and it is understood he will put forward his mitigating circumstances and Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has already put forward a robust defence of his player. However, if Dier is found guilty or he accepts the charge then his punishment will be decided by an independent panel and, even though there is no set sanction or tariff in the law book, it would most likely result in a hefty suspension. The Football Association has now pressed ahead with the case after the Metropolitan Police did not press charges despite launching an investigation into the incident. Dier spotted a row taking place in the family section, climbed up several rows of seats to intervene and had to be separated by stewards and other fans.Advertisement Mourinho said at the time: “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.” A statement from the FA read: “Eric Dier has been charged with misconduct for a breach of FA Rule E3. Jose Mourinho has sided with his player Read Also: Arsenal to miss CL spot as UEFA opt for points system if season cut short “It is alleged that the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder’s actions at the conclusion of the Emirates FA Cup fixture against Norwich City FC on Wednesday, March 4 2020 were improper and/or threatening. Eric Dier has until Friday, May 8 2020 to provide a response.” Dier’s team-mate Dele Alli is still waiting for the outcome of another charge. Alli was charged by the FA on February 26 for misconduct after he posted an ill-advised video on Snapchat about coronavirus a fortnight earlier and the case is still ongoing. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely See10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural Wonders7 Mysterious Discoveries Archaeologists Still Can’t Explain6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be Awesome11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffeelast_img read more

Africa’s miners gather in Cape Town

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first_img30 January 2015More than 900 mining corporates will be attending the 21st annual Investing in African Mining Indaba, where chief executives representing some of Africa’s most attractive mining companies will speak about the sector, where it is at present, its future, and mining and sustainable development.“For more than 20 years, Africa’s mining companies have played a pivotal role in the success and growth of the Investing in African Mining Indaba; in fact, it is viewed as an investment barometer that generates significant media interest and business news coverage globally,” says Jonathan Moore, the managing director of the indaba.“In bringing Africa’s top mining leaders, we showcase all of Africa’s attractive mining investment opportunities to global investors seeking to invest in new projects and regions on the continent.”The indaba takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, from 9 to 12 February. There will be more than 50 corporate mining presentations featuring chief executives and board level representatives at the indaba and its complementary conference, the Investment Discovery Forum, which takes place in Cape Town on 8 and 9 February, before the conference gets under way.They will be addressing the status of current and new projects, overall corporate initiatives and other key issues that investors want to hear from the captains of the African mining industry.Chief executives that will be making presentations over the four days include:Tom Albanese, Vedanta;Graham Briggs, Harmony Gold;Mark Bristow, Randgold Resources;Alan Davies, Rio Tinto;William Dawes, Mkango Resources;Robert Friedland, Ivanhoe Mines;Brad Gordon, Acacia Mining;Chris Griffiths, Anglo American Platinum;R Michael Jones, Platinum Group Metals;Ben Magara, Lonmin;Bruce McFadzean, Mawson West;Christian de Saint-Rome, Copperzone Resources;Mike Schmidt, African Rainbow Minerals;John Simpson, Peninsula Minerals;John Sisay, Sierra Rutile;Sylvie St-Jean, Ambatovy;Paul Thomson, A-Cap Resources;Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan (Venkat), Anglogold Ashanti;Neil Woodyer, Endeavour Mining Corporation; andNikolai Zelenski, Nordgold.The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba, now in its 21st year, is the world’s preferred brand and destination in African mining. This year it is better positioned than ever to deliver an unparalleled deal-making and discovery platform for global investors and African mining companies, according to the organisers.The conference provides a diverse and proven platform that gives all delegates – investors, financiers, mining executives, government officials, and other industry stakeholders – exceptional access to compelling investments across the entire continent.The Mining Indaba, as it is known, is dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa. It is the world’s largest mining investment conference and Africa’s largest mining event. For two decades, it has served as the pathway for foreign investments into Africa’s mining value chain – opportunities ranging from small diamond deposits to mega coal projects. It is now part of Euromoney Institutional Investor.Join the Mining Indaba global community:Twitter.com/MiningIndaba;LinkedIn.com/Company/Mining-Indaba;Facebook.com/africanminingindaba; andYoutube.com/Miningindaba.Source: APOlast_img read more

Like WordPress for Mobile App Creation: Cabana is a Service to Watch

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first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Tags:#mobile#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Is it possible for a visual drag-and-drop mobile app creation tool to deliver a sophisticated product? A service called Cabana was unveiled at the Launch conference today and says it aims to do just that, like WordPress for web and native mobile apps. There are a number of other companies offering this kind of service, most notably Widgetbox. Cabana looks more sophisticated, though, with a richer set of 3rd party services available for integration and what the company promises is an easy way to wrap new services’ APIs up for use on the platform. Compiled code is delivered in a zip file, 3rd party API-based plug-ins are easy to create and a marketplace called Cabana Exchange will allow developers to share and monetize the platform on the plug-in level.Cabana is in closed beta for now, but is accepting requests for invites and showed off a number of dazzling integrations on stage today. Drag and drop addition of features like a camera, check-ins on services like Gowalla or Foursquare, integration of the Instagram photo API and many more things are possible. The company has a huge challenge ahead of it, of course. The open ended nature of it, the lack of clear connection to profits for customers, while refreshing to this journalist and web lover, will make it harder for Cabana to stay financially viable than mobile publishing services that put cash more quickly into the hands of publishers. A related but different startup at the Launch conference today, for example, is the Tour Wrist travel marketing platform.Execution of the Cabana service will be hard enough, building a community of developers around the Cabana Exchange could be even harder. There is a clear demand for this kind of light app publishing technology though. Unlike some competitors, Cabana says that it will focus on engineers building functionality that designers and marketers can then manipulate. That sounds like a stronger combination in the long run than other services that make it harder to customize the code. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts last_img read more

Looking Through Windows — Part 4

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first_img[Editor’s note: Roger and Lynn Normand are building a [no-glossary]Passivhaus[/no-glossary] in Maine. This is the eighth article in a series that will follow their project from planning through construction.]We have been comparing two window options for EdgewaterHaus: German-manufactured Unilux windows, and Canadian-made windows from Thermotech Fiberglass. I’ll talk about Thermotech in this blog; a previous blog discussed our impressions of the Unilux windows. The windows feel solidEnough techno-babble. What did we think of the windows?After opening and closing several units, studying the fit and finish from the inside and the outside, feeling the hardware, talking to the builders on how easy they were installed, we concluded that the Thermotech windows are solid and well engineered.One window was delivered with a slight glazing imperfection, and another was damaged in transit due to poor packing for shipment. Thermotech promptly replaced both units.We noticed that the windows opened easily but were a bit more reluctant to close. One builder pointed out how the top mullion on the fixed unit did not align with the adjacent venting unit. Yep, but that’s pretty subtle! The only blemish we noticed was on a couple of windows installed a few years ago. The paint on the bracket that cinches the venting sash to the frame had worn off on these units, and the exposed metal bracket had some surface rust.There are no nearby Thermotech distributors, so the builders have dealt directly with Thermotech in Ottawa, Canada. Kicking the Tires on a Passivhaus ProjectGoodbye Radiant FloorSelecting a General ContractorPlans and Pricing for Our House in MaineLooking Through Windows — Part 1Looking Through Windows — Part 2Looking Through Windows — Part 3Looking Through Windows — Part 5Looking Through Windows — Part 6Looking Through Windows — Part 7 Thermotech windows cost less than Unilux windowsAt a cost of $83 per square foot, the Thermotech windows combine high performance at a budget-friendlier price that the Unilux. We would be comfortable using the Thermotech windows.Still, the Thermotech windows just don’t look as classy as the Unilux with its baked on aluminum exterior cladding, furniture-quality solid-wood finish on the interior, and heavy-duty door hinges. The standard white color of the Thermotech window makes it look like a cheaper PVC window. It would add about $11,000 to custom color the fiberglass and add an interior wood veneer, negating much of the Thermotech cost advantage.The quality of the hardware on the Unilux appears sturdier than that on the Thermotech. As a hefty tilt/turn window, the Unilux opens and closes easily on its beefy hinges.Our architect, Chris Briley, discovered last week that Unilux offers an optional higher SHGC glazing (0.61 vs. standard 0.50). (As an aside, it would have saved a substantial number of billable hours from our architect and energy consultant if we had been told at the outset that Unilux offers direct glazing and higher SHGC glazing options for optimal performance). High-solar-gain glazingI have read a number of articles in prominent magazines that tout protruded fiberglass as the ideal material for windows because of its inherent strength, low thermal conductivity, resistance to rot and insect damage. In addition, its rate of expansion when exposed to heat and contraction when exposed to cold is very similar to that of glass. So the seal between the glass and sash should remain airtight over time as both the fiberglass and glass expand and contract at the same rate. Thermotech’s informational brochure provides an excellent overview on high-performance windows.From a technical perspective, we found that Thermotech offers the highest SHGC glass (0.64) of the window manufacturers we considered. They attribute the high SHGC to the unique low-e coating they use, and the special way they apply the coating to the glazing.Glass surfaces (front and back) for triple-pane windows are numbered sequentially from the outside, with the outer pane having surfaces 1 and 2, the middle pane having surfaces 3 and 4, and the inner pane having surfaces 5 and 6. When outside the house you touch surface 1, and when inside the house you are touch surface number 6. Most low-e coatings are applied on surfaces 2 and 5. Thermotech applies the coating on surfaces 3 and 5, which Thermotech explains allows the first argon-filled chamber to get hotter, which enhances the SHGC.Physics aside, high SHGC south-facing glass is a crucial factor in Passive Houses, as the windows need to facilitate solar heat gain to warm the home during the day, but must also resist heat losses during the night. A 3:1 net heat gain vs. loss is needed.center_img Thermotech window frames are made of fiberglassThermotech gave us references for two homes, both in Belfast, Maine. That was convenient, as it allowed us to visit the Belfast Passive house built by G-O Logic, which is also the subject of a previous blog.The Thermotech windows were installed by different builders. We were able to meet with both builders to get their impressions on the ease of installation, product quality, post installation performance, and any warranty issues that might have arisen. Both homes used Thermotech casement and fixed windows with triple-pane, argon-filled glazing with low-e coatings. One home also featured a Thermotech French door. All the windows had the standard white interior and exterior color.While windows made of wood, wood with aluminum or PVC exterior cladding, aluminum, and PVC windows are most common, the Thermotech windows are made of fiberglass, more precisely, pultruded fiberglass.“Pull who through” glass, you ask? Fiberglass is typically manufactured by pushing resin-impregnated fibers through a heated die. Pultruded fiberglass has a higher glass content and is instead pulled through the heated die. This pultrusion process gives the fiberglass much greater strength. A durable exterior finish is added to provide protection from UV damage. RELATED ARTICLES Are the window specs good enough for a Passivhaus?We have asked Marc Rosenbaum, our energy consultant, to see if EdgewaterHaus can meet the Passivhaus standard using Unilux with direct glazing on mulled units and the 0.61 SHGC glazing in the Passive House Planning Package(PHPP) energy model. If so, perhaps we can negotiate a more budget-friendly price for the Unilux windows.If not, we will use the Thermotech windows. The first article in this series was Kicking the Tires on a Passivhaus Project. Roger Normand’s construction blog is called EdgewaterHaus.last_img read more

Education Minister Open for Discussion with JTA

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first_imgMinister of Education, Hon. Rev, Ronald Thwaites, says his office is open for discussions with the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), to deal with concerns about the proposed changes to the teachers’ leave benefits.“I respect the body that represents the teachers of Jamaica and my door is open (and) obviously, discourse is only helpful if it is civil and respectful,” Rev. Thwaites said.The Minister was responding to concerns raised in the Education sector about the proposed changes to leave entitlements of teachers.Rev. Thwaites was speaking on the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) television programme, ‘Issues and Answers’, on June 6.During his contribution to the 2013/2014 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 15, the Minister announced that the Ministry wouldbe making adjustments to the entitlement of paid study leave granted to the nation’s teachers this year.He explained that the Government could no longer afford the $2.5 billion per annum cost of study and vacation leave incurred by the country’s teachers.Rev. Thwaites informed the JIS that in respect of the matters covered in his Sectoral presentation, all of them have been discussed with the Jamaica Teachers’ Association over a period of a year.“In the final analysis, it is the Minister of Education who has to make the decisions on matters which are left to the Ministry’s discretion by the Code of Regulations, and what we are asking to be done are entirely within the Code of Regulations,” he argued.“I don’t think they (teachers) could have been caught by surprise. In fact, I invited them to come to a meeting with me before I finished crafting the speech. They didn’t find it possible to come. I did the same with the parents and I did the same with the churches who are major partners in education,” he added.In addition, Rev. Thwaites stated that the Letter of Intent for the recently signed Extended Fund Facility with the IMF and the Government of Jamaica contains obligations on the part of the education sector.“In fact, I went beyond what I think was the remit and shared what those obligations were in the IMF Letter of Intent even before it became public knowledge. This was with the JTA because I felt it important for them to know what we were facing. So, there is always room for further discussion and of course my door is open, but I do not think that the leadership of the JTA could claim to be taken by surprise,” the Minister said.Meanwhile, Rev. Thwaites said the proposed changes to the leave entitlements to the teachers are in the interest of efficiency of the education system and the rebalancing of the budget.“The rebalancing of leave and leaving entitlements is specifically mentioned (in the Letter of Intent), as is the teacher-student ratio, as is the issue of retirement, which in my view, is the most controversial issue and which has not been taken up,” he stated.Currently, $574 million is owed to schools for substitute teachers. Teachers are entitled to four months leave with pay for every five years of service.Contact: Latonya Lintonlast_img read more

Eagles Fire Defensive Line Coach Jim Washburn

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The Philadelphia Eagles have fired defensive line coach Jim Washburn after their 38-33 loss to the Dallas Cowboys Sunday night.According to the team, Washburn was “relieved of his duties” following the team’s eighth straight loss. The Eagles defensive line gave up 123 rushing yards compared to the Cowboys 183 rushing yards, which does not seem to be the reason behind his firing.“Jim is a fine football coach and we appreciate the efforts he gave to this team over the past two years,” coach Andy Reid. “However, I determined that it was in the team’s best interest that we move in a different direction in terms of trying to maximize the production of that position group. We look forward to having Tommy Brasher back on board to work with the defensive line.”Brasher was the Eagles defensive line coach in 1985 and from 1999 through 2005.One the determining factors that played into Washburn’s firing was that he had become a “cancer” around the team, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. His attitude took a turn for the worse when defensive end Jason Babin was released last week and picked up off of waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars.Washburn was hired by Reid in Jan. 2011 to improve his pass rush defense. He brought his wide nine scheme to the Eagles, which aims to sack the quarterback at the expense of a run defense. The Eagles only managed to sack Tony Romo Sunday night one time for an 11-yard loss.The Eagles have 46 sacks on the season, but that was not enough for Reid nor the Eagles front office.Washburn built a reputation with the team for being outspoken about his thoughts. Last November, he was involved in an argument with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg on the sideline during a game.He also expressed his frustrations to players about former defensive coordinator Juan Castillo, who was fired earlier in the season by Reid. Washburn has also complained about new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.With a few more weeks left to go in the season, Reid has potentially seen his last days as the Eagles head coach and could possibly receive his pink slip soon. read more

EEOC files sexharassment suit against Tapioca Express

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first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 13, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Allegations of sexual harassment on the part of the owner of Tapioca Express outlets in Chula Vista and National City has prompted the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to file suit against the Asian-themed fast-food chain, the federal agency announced Wednesday.According to the commission, the proprietor of the two San Diego-area shops repeatedly wrapped his arms around female employees, pressed up against them and made inappropriate comments about their bodies.Some of the alleged victims quit their jobs due to the “escalating sexual harassment,” according to an EEOC news release that did not identify the accused businessman.The commission filed suit in U.S. District Court in San Diego against South El Monte-based Tapioca Express Inc. and two related companies — Edeleen Inc. and Erivera Enterprise — after trying in vain to reach a settlement through a conciliation process, according to the government agency.The lawsuit charges the defendants with failing to prevent and correct the alleged harassment despite numerous complaints, seeks monetary damages for the women purportedly subjected to the demeaning behavior and calls for injunctive relief intended to prevent and correct such discrimination.“Sex harassment remains a persistent problem which requires all employers to ensure accountability, training and leadership to promote a workplace free of harassment,” said Anna Park, regional attorney for the EEOC’s Los Angeles-area office.According to its website, Tapioca Express specializes in milk tea and other popular snacks from Asia, with stores in California, Nevada and Washington. June 13, 2018center_img EEOC files sex-harassment suit against Tapioca Express Updated: 9:44 PM KUSI Newsroom last_img read more