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New club leads recycling initiatives at SMC

first_imgIn anticipation of the Global Climate Strike, final documents were drafted to establish a new Eco Belles club on Wednesday, which aims to encourage Belles to make sustainable choices and lead recycling and other sustainability initiatives on campus.Rebecca Klaybor, a Saint Mary’s junior and president of Eco Belles, said she was inspired to start the club after she took a costume shop class taught last semester by Melissa Bialko, professional specialist in costume design in the SMC Program of Theater and now faculty advisory for Eco Belles.“This class discussed ethics in the fashion industry so that’s what sparked my true interest in the environment along with climate change complications,” Klaybor said.Saint Mary’s junior and Eco Belles vice president Emily Emerson said she noticed a lack of sustainability clubs on campus and wanted to change that.Emerson, Klaybor and Bialko began to work together last year to develop sustainability initiatives for the Saint Mary’s community, which eventually culminated in the founding of Eco Belles.“We’re working with a group called TerraCycle,” Emerson said. “They have a whole bunch of free recycling programs, and eventually we would like to be able to use their boxes, where you can put anything besides food waste in and they will figure out a way to recycle it for you.”She said though the program is great, buying and shipping boxes is expensive and they are trying to raise the money to participate in the box program. However, other recycling initiatives led by the group are already active on campus.“We’re also currently working with Nike and H&M,” Emerson said. “Nike will take any kind of shoes in any condition and make them into different clothes, new shoes and even basketball courts. H&M recycles fabrics and is working with the theater department because we use a lot of different fabrics and we have a lot of scraps.”TerraCycle has multiple different recycling programs that Eco Belles are participating in, she said, including programs to recycle used Brita filters, contact lenses, razors, oral hygiene, clean makeup products, personal products and the packaging in which all of these items are sold.“You don’t really think about [the waste] until you see that there are ways you can recycle [these products] instead of just throwing them in the garbage,” Emerson said. “I hope this makes the campus much more sustainability-minded and recognize where things are being just thrown in the trash when they don’t need to be. And just being more conscious of how much waste we produce as a campus is huge. This is a necessary step to take as a school, because it can be broadened across the tri-campus community and to other colleges across Indiana.”The main way that Saint Mary’s students can get involved, Klaybor said, is to start collecting items to donate and recycle. On campus, there are bins outside of the costume shop where students can bring donations or recyclable items. Eco Belles will then organize and send that collection to the proper place.Eco Belles meetings are every other Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Saint Mary’s costume shop in Moreau. Klaybor invites everyone to bring their own mugs for coffee and tea, as well as whatever donations and recycling they may have.“I hope that people will learn that being eco-friendly is easier than what people think,” Klaybor said. “People just need to be taught how easy it is to recycle throughout their day. I hope that campus can learn that being eco-friendly isn’t that difficult, and there are small things that can make a big difference in the long run.”Tags: Eco Belles, SMC Program of Theaterlast_img read more

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Rooftop solar proves its worth in Australian heat wave

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:The Australian Energy Market Operator has pulled out all the stops for a second day running, as extreme heat combined with coal power outages pushed the grid to the edge of its limits in South Australia and Victoria.But there is a good news story to come out of this heatwave, too, says The Australia Institute’s Richie Merzian: the success of Australia’s huge solar PV resource in shaving peak demand.“Extreme heat leads to peak demand – it’s not news. But it also leads to peak solar generation – and that’s when the grid needs it most,” Merzian told RE. “On Wednesday, you had rooftop solar shaving peak demand by over 2700MW – more than an entire fully functioning, fully operational Liddell power plant.” “If you’re able to take over 2000MW off peak demand, that’s the difference between potential blackouts,” he said. “And it’s coming at a crucial time, when our system really benefits.”And the uptake of battery storage to complement all the behind-the-meter solar – BNEF has predicted that Australian households will install 70,000 new home batteries this year alone – will extend that benefit further into the evening. And that extending peak shaving will be crucial, Merzian says, as heatwaves become more extreme, with overnight lows hovering around the 30°C mark.More: Grid held together by solar, load management, as coal fails in heat Rooftop solar proves its worth in Australian heat wavelast_img read more

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Guatemalan, Salvadoran security forces seize precursor chemicals

first_imgBy Dialogo October 25, 2013 Security forces in Guatemala and El Salvador are launching initiatives to intercept large shipments of chemicals which are used to produce highly-addictive drugs, such as crystal methamphetamine and other drugs. The drug precursors are usually shipped from China. Organized crime operatives smuggle the precursors into Guatemala and El Salvador, where they are used to produce crystal methamphetamine and other synthetic drugs. ‘ Alarming consumption Two Mexican transnational criminal organizations, Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel, have greatly expanded their operations in Central America. Both organized crime groups have created alliances with gangs based in Central America, such as El Salvador’s Mara Salvatruch and 18th Street gangs. “The illicit activities of gangs such as Mara Salvatrucha (MS) and Mara 18, have included the creation of labs and the trafficking of methamphetamines in the Central American market,” Rodríguez Luna explaine d. The Sinaloa Cartel is led by fugitive drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who also has extensive operations in Ecuador. Operation Lionfish’ OAS initiative A growing threat In recent years, organized crime operatives have increased the volume of precursor drugs they smuggle into Central America, as well as the amount of synthetic drugs they produce in the region, according to Asturias. The production of synthetic drugs “is a problem that is becoming bigger for Central America,” Asturias said. “Synthetic drugs could start to replace the natural ones. Synthetic drugs are easier to produce, transport and move around in order to reach the market and satisfy the demand in countries such as the U.S.” Organized crime groups traffic most of the synthetic drugs that are produced in Central Americ north to Mexico and the U.S. But transnational criminal organizations are selling greater amounts of these drugs in the Americas. More synthetic drugs are consumed in Central America than other drugs, such as cocaine or marijuana. The annual consumption of synthetic drugs in El Salvador, Belize Costa Rica, and Panama is higher than the world average. There are some 330,000 synthetic drug users in Central America and the Carbbean, according to the anual report 2012 of the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC). The United States, Mexico, Argentina, Guatemala, and El Salvador are among the countries with the highest numbers of illegal synthetic drug labs, according to Armando Rodríguez Luna, a security analyst at the researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). center_img Transnational criminal organization operatives typically smuggle precursor chemicals from China to ports in Central America and Mexico in large boats. Organized crime groups pick up the chemicals and transport them in SUVs and trucks to illegal labs. The chemicals are used to produce crystal methamphetamine , Ecstasy, and synthetic drugs which are known as “Spice,” “K-2” and “Wicked.” These drugs are highly addictive and can cause mental problems, such as paranoia, schizophrenia, and violent behavior. The chemicals are often shipped by Chinese organized crime groups, which are known as “triads.” A regional approach From China to Latin America In addition to Operation Lionfish, Guatemalan authorities and officials with the Organization of American States (OAS) have been developing an initiative to seize and destroy precursor chemicals since April 2013. The effort may eventually include security forces from other Central American countries, such as El Salvador, OAS officials said. The United States government provided $500,000 toward the initiative. Security forces from the Americas and U.S. officials are cooperating in the battle against the smuggling of precursor drugs into the region. The Americas and the U.S. are also cooperating to stop the smuggling of synthetic drugs from Central America north to Mexico and the United States. “The U.S. is concerned and therefore is cooperating with Central American nations to deal with the chemical precursors issue,” said Sandino Asturias, a coordinator of the International Centre for Human Rights Research (CIIDH), based in Guatemala. Guatemala and other Central American countries have become places where transnational criminal organizations store large amounts of drugs before smuggling them north, he explained. El Chapo’s role Guatemalan authorities, including anti-narcotics police and port security authorities, participated in “Operation Lionfish,” an effort to intercept ships that were transporting precursor chemicals to Central America. Authorities seized eight tons of precursor chemicals during the operation, which took place between May 27 and June 14, 2013. The confiscated precursors were stored in large warehouses in each of the countries. Guatemalan security forces were at the forefront of an international effort. Operation Lionfish was a collaboration between Guatemala, the Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council (CCLEC), the World Customs Organization (WCO), Europol, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Europol and the RCMP were involved because organized crime groups smuggle crystal methamphetamines and other synthetic drugs into Canada and Europe. Seizing precursor chemicals was not the only objective of Operation Lionfish. Guatemalan Security forces who participated in the operation also gathered intelligence about the organized crime groups which smuggle precursor chemicals into Guatemala and the routes they use. Security forces throughout the region must cooperate with each other and with U.S. authorities to combat the synthetic drug problem, Asturias said. “The fight against drug trafficking must not be limited to seizing and destroying chemical precursors, there must also be a common and adequate regional policy,” Asturias explained. “Central American nations must update their laws, technology, investigation protocols and security institutions.” Central American security forces will continue to collaborate with U.S. authorities to fight drug trafficking, Rodriguez Luna said. “The fight against drug trafficking is a worldwide effort, not one only for consumer and producer nations and those that serve as drug corridors,” Rodriguez Luna explained. Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are training a common security force to fight drug trafficking and other criinal enterprises, Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina said on Oct. 7, 2013, during an event organized by his country’s Air Force.last_img read more

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Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events December 17 – 23

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [Photo: Long Island’s own Huntington hellraisers The Bogmen rock The Paramount on Dec. 19!]The Slim KingsThis 4-year-old, Brooklyn-born band blends a soulful mix of old blues and classic rock. Consisting of veteran musicians who have recorded alongside Billy Joel and composed songs and soundtracks for popular shows such as Law and Order and Sons of Anarchy, these rockers are forever expanding from their supportive New York base to musical nirvana and beyond. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $10. 8 p.m. December 17.Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin ExperienceLike father, like son, that’s the essence of Jason Bonham’s critically acclaimed tribute to the music his dad, John Bonham, brought to millions as the drummer for The Almighty Led Zeppelin. For two nights, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will let fans relive some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll ever made. This show is more than a tribute—it’s a celebration. From their 1969 debut to Zep’s second, fourth, and Physical Graffiti masterpieces, plus a heavy serving of deep cuts and smash hits, this is a must-see, must-listen show. Jason Bonham has won respect as a drummer in his own right, too, earning a Grammy Award for his work on Led Zep’s Celebration Day, and he’s also gotten kudos performing for President Obama at the Kennedy Center. So “ramble on” over there, or take the stairway to you know where! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $35-$75. 8 p.m. December 17.Joey Bada$$This Brooklyn-born, Bed-Stuy-raised rapper will be dropping rhymes and groovin’ to some insanely catchy beats in support of his latest, B4.DA.$$. Not to be missed! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $20-$45. 8 p.m. December 17.First Responders FundraiserLocal hellraisers Milky White, A Day Amongst Martyrs, Typhon Rising, Dylan Ander, Dijon, Afterburn, and more will unleash a high-octane night of music in support of the FealGood Foundation, a 9/11 first responders charity. 89 North Music Venue, 89 N. Ocean Ave., Patchogue. $10. 6 p.m. December 17.Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CinderellaReady your pumpkin wagon and transport yourself to the enchanting kingdom of dreams-come-true. Jaw-dropping music and inspiring performances retell this magical classic once again, from the wicked stepmother to the glass slipper to the masked ball. Just be home before the clock strikes 12! Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. $27-$89. Days, times vary. December 17 – 27.Dar WilliamsA folk-rock-singer-songwriter and teacher to young aspiring musicians, Williams is an artist whose songs of deep empathy and social justice speak to thousands of adoring fans. Her ninth studio album, Emerald, was released back in May. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. $32-$40. 8 p.m. December 18.BadfishCovering everyone’s favorite punk/reggae/ska/pop songs by Sublime is this very cool tribute band, named after the band’s classic tune. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue $15, $20 DOS. 8 p.m. December 18.China CrisisThese new wave English pop/rockers will be unleashing their mesmerizing, ultra-addictive and uber-iconic ’80s sound, reminiscent of The Smiths and Simple Minds, in support of their latest drop, Album in the Neighbourhood. Opening acts include Whole Sum and Off The Grid. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville.  $20, $25 DOS. 8 p.m. December 18.A Very Scary X-MasIf you’re looking to bring a tidbit of terror into your holiday season, this Long Island Christmas-themed haunted house is just the place! Naughty or nice no longer matters, as Santa has had just about enough! The lists have gotten longer, the kids are ungrateful, and somewhere along the way they took the sugar out of the cookies and put almonds in the milk! It’s enough to drive an elf crazy…matter of fact, drive ALL the elves crazy! So watch out as you stroll 34th Street, don’t jaywalk, and be extra-careful in the Toy Shop! This Holiday Haunt is bringing chills and thrills for its second year in a row. Chamber of Horrors, 1745 Express Dr. N., Hauppauge. $24-$40. 7-11 p.m. December 18, 19.AnnieIt’s a hard knock life for us, but everyone’s favorite orphan knows how to take it all to Easy Street for a night of sing-a-long nostalgia. Can you do her dance? You know which one. Tippity tap-tap a-tippity tap-tap tap-tap tap! Dance that special dance along to the show! Dance that special dance during lunch break back at the office, too! Islip Town Hall West, 401 Main St., Islip. $15-$18. Days, times vary. Through January 3. State ChampsThis 5-year-old band from upstate New York delivers a solid mix of old-school and new-school pop punk. Their latest album, Around the World and Back, was released in October. Opening the show are Transit, Broadside and Rarity. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville.  $16. 5 p.m. December 19.Dave AtellSociety failed as a whole when we were unsuccessful at bringing Insomniac with Dave Atell back to TV. Now’s the chance to redeem ourselves, as the Long Island native brings his one-of-a-kind hilarity back home. Atell’s fiery stand-up has been featured on Saturday Night Live, The Jon Stewart Show, The Gong Show with Dave Atell, and of course, Insomniac, when Atell would hang out all night with locals at their favorite dive bars after his gig. Don’t miss comedy’s favorite comedian as he brings down the house! Governors Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. $34-$64. 8 p.m. December 18, 7 and 10 p.m. December 19. Theresa CaputoTeresa Caputo has embedded her way into pop culture’s echelon with her hit TV show Long Island Medium. With her uncanny ability to communicate with the dearly departed, Caputo has helped thousands find closure with their lost loved ones. With a personality as big as her hair style, Caputo is an icon Long Island is proud to call our own. Will audience members have a better time than Press reporter Jaime Franchi did at one of Caputo’s past appearances? [Read “My Not-So-Psychic Experience With ‘Long Island Medium’ Theresa Caputo” HERE] We’re not making any predictions but we sure hope so! Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $59.50-$79.75. 7:30 p.m. December 19.Michael Clayton Moore’s Silent NightPerforming the music of Trans Siberian Orchestra and other Christmas favorites to benefit Christmas Magic, a nonprofit providing holiday generosity and spirit to those less fortunate, this is bound to be a holiday celebration for the books! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. 7:30 p.m. December 19.The BogmenThis wonderfully entertaining Long Island-based indie rock band first emerged from the wilds of Huntington when Billy Campion, Bill and Brendan Ryan, Mark Wike, P.J. O’Connor and Clive Tucker decided they had to rock out together. Signed to Arista Records in 1995, the Bogmen never quite became a household name that they deserved to be with their debut release Life Begins at 40 Million, but so it goes. And on they went. No matter what, they never let their fans get bogged down, taking their self-described “tribal, huntish” sound to every bar, club and retirement home in the Tri-state area. Over the intervening years, they’ve reunited many times to keep the thrills and spills alive. And that’s why this gig is such a great opportunity to enjoy the Bogmen at their very best. Not to be missed! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $25-$75. 8 p.m. December 19.Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals Holiday ShowThe band that defined “Blue-Eyed Soul” presents a special holiday concert, performing their hits, including “Good Lovin’” “Groovin (on a Sunday Afternoon,” “People Everywhere Just Gotta Be Free” and so many others. Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. $50-$79. 8 p.m. December 19. The Nutcracker Performed By The Eglevsky BalletThe holiday season just isn’t complete without The Nutcracker, and the Eglevsky Ballet boasts the largest production on Long Island. Performed annually, this year’s version features an amazing all-new production created exclusively for the Eglevsky Ballet. Prepare to be wowed as guest artists from the American Ballet Theater and the New York City Ballet bring to life Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the rest of your favorite holiday characters. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. $48-$78. 6 p.m. December 19, 1 and 5 p.m. December 20.Christmas Spectacular, A Ziegfeld HolidayThis annual holiday celebration has a new twist this year: the elaborate theatrical production style of Broadway’s Zeigfeld’s Follies, designed by Broadway’s best talents. Throw in performances by Broadway’s hottest stars, and it looks like our Christmas wish just came true! Madison Theatre, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. $49-$55. 4 p.m., December 19. 3 p.m., December 20. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio PlayPerformed live in the style of the old time-radio shows, this holiday favorite takes to the stage for a joyous holiday celebration not soon to be forgotten! Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. $15-$30. 6 p.m. December 20.Kenny RogersThis Country Music Hall of Famer has charted more than 120 hits across multiple genres of music and remains one of the top-selling artists of all time. Expect a mix of classics and fan favorites, such as “The Gambler,” of course, and newer gems, spanning his more than half-century as one of America’s greatest song-storytellers. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50-$49.50. 8 p.m. December 23.Fat JoeThis Bronx-born Latin rapper will break out some of his hits, such as “Lean Back,” “Make It Rain” and What’sLuv?” entrancing all in attendance with his infectious grooves and style! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue $15, $20 DOS. 10 p.m. December 23.–Compiled by Desiree D’orio, Chuck Cannini, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

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Two agreements were signed for the establishment of the Regional Center of Competence in Tourism and Hospitality

first_imgThe establishment of the Center consists of arranging the infrastructure and programs that will be implemented, which includes foreign experts, and will profile itself as a center of excellence that will generate the best and highest quality human potential in the tourism and hospitality segment of gastronomy. The Dubrovnik School of Tourism and Hospitality has been awarded more than HRK 101 million in grants for the establishment of a Regional Center of Competence in Tourism and Hospitality. The second contract between TUŠ Dubrovnik and the Ministry of Regional Development and European Union funds is worth more than 29 million kuna. The allocated funds also cover 100% of the eligible costs related to the infrastructure of the regional center of competence. The project is 85% funded by the European Regional Development Fund and 15% from the state budget. With the first contract worth more than HRK 72 million, the Ministry of Tourism allocated funds to the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, which cover 100% of eligible costs, and which relate to regional establishment activities center of competence. The project is 85% funded by the European Social Fund and 15% from the state budget.center_img The City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik-Neretva County signed in September last year lease agreement for the Villa Chingrija complex for a period of 10 years, while the County subleased it to the Dubrovnik School of Tourism and Hospitality, also for a period of 10 years, all with the aim of establishing a future Regional Center. Source and photo: dubrovnik.hrlast_img read more

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Edge Hill renovation project boosts property value by $300,000

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Covid-19 experience: It was too scary for comfort- Kilian

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Most Expensive Mistakes In The History Of MankindYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBO11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More The first Bundesliga player to test positive for coronavirus said on Monday he had been “really scared” as he suffered from the illness. Paderborn’s Luca Kilian, 20, was the first case of Covid-19 in the German top-flight which has been postponed until at least 2 April due to the pandemic. The Germany Under-21 international had missed seven matches since suffering a muscle injury in late-January but his club’s last match was the March 6 loss to Cologne. “It started on 10 March with a little bit of irritation in the throat. The day after I had a headache but I kept training” he told newspaper Westfalen-Blatt. “On 12 March I had the first of my hot flushes and a day later they were really strong. Fever and strong shivers. It was then I started being really scared for the first time. “It took four days for the fever to drop, and after that I felt better every day,” he added.Advertisementcenter_img Kilian, who joined the league’s bottom club, from home town side Borussia Dortmund at the start of the season, was able to return home to his family to be taken care of by his mother, a nurse. Luca Kilian in tough battle with opponent in one of the Bundesliga matches before league was suspended “If I had stayed alone in Paderborn I would have gone to hospital,” he continued. “I can now talk from experience. I’m a sportsman and in form, but I had to fight a lot against the virus. For the people who already have health issues, it could put their life in danger.” Read Also‘I could no longer breathe on my own’: striker reveals virus battle As of late Sunday, 55 people in Germany have died of the disease with 18 610 recorded cases and Chancellor Angela Merkel was in quarantine after meeting a doctor who tested positive for the novel coronavirus. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Mourinho cautious with Costa

first_img The City trip is the first of four key domestic fixtures in Champions League weeks for the Blues, who will hope to swiftly find a solution to Costa’s niggle. The trip to Sporting Lisbon is followed by a home clash with Arsenal, Manchester United away follows the Maribor home tie and a date at Liverpool is immediately after the trip to Slovenia. Didier Drogba started up front for the Blues in Costa’s absence, but the hero of the 2012 European Cup win was culpable as Chelsea missed a host of chances to add to Cesc Fabregas’ early opener. Klaas Jan Huntelaar equalised on the counter-attack as Schalke punished Chelsea to earn a point. Captain John Terry admits Chelsea must address their defensive flaws ahead of Sunday’s showdown with City, who will provide a stiff test of the Blues’ title credentials after wins over Burnley, Leicester, Everton and Swansea. Chelsea twice beat City last season, only to finish four points behind them in third place in the final table. The Blues have conceded six times in the Premier League and Terry was concerned by another leaked goal against Schalke. “It’s disappointing to drop points in the first game at home,” the captain said on Chelsea travel to Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday with Costa likely to return to the starting line-up after Mourinho opted to select the Spain striker only as a substitute in Wednesday night’s 1-1 draw with Schalke in Champions League Group G. Costa has scored seven times in four Premier League matches this term, but Mourinho says the £32million summer signing from Atletico Madrid is not ready to play more than one game a week after a hamstring problem recurred while on international duty earlier this month. “The first four league games we’ve been killing teams off. We didn’t do it (against Schalke) but it was disappointing to concede the way we did, from a counter-attack from our own corner. “It was our corner, we were attacking and we got caught on the break. It shouldn’t happen. “It’s the second time already this season it’s happened.” Chelsea were beaten by Swiss side Basle in their opening home game last term and responded with four wins to advance. Mourinho will be keen for early progress in Europe, given the domestic schedule, and Terry is targeting top spot in Group G. “We lost our first Champions League game last season and we came back to win the group and go through,” Terry added. “We’ve got some tough games coming up but that’s our aim again.” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho faces tough decisions in his management of Diego Costa and the striker’s temperamental hamstrings as a result of the Blues’ challenging domestic fixture list. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Average American Eats 3,000 Calories on Thanksgiving

first_imgCalories don’t count on the holidays, right?Well, we sure hope so because a new report says the average American will eat more than three-thousand calories on Thanksgiving Day.Three-thousand calories also include 150 grams of fat, according to the Calorie Control Council.The Calorie Control Council also said it would take a four-hour run for a person who weighs 160 pounds to burn all of that off.They recommend recovering by eating light low-fat foods for a few days after Turkey Day.So after the calories, bring on the sweat pants!last_img

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Paratore leads Whitnell by 1 shot at British Masters

first_imgA victory on the Portugal Pro Golf Tour earned him five Challenge Tour invites in 2019 and he won the KPMG Trophy last September before claiming his European Tour card from the qualifying school.“I’ve been working hard on my game and this course suits me because it’s a little bit fiddly in places,” said Whitnell, who had not earned anything from five events in 2020 before the circuit shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.“The peaks and troughs of the golf profession are very interesting. You’ve just got to try to deal with it the best you can,” Whitnell said. “I love the game, I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t and my amateur career speaks for itself.”South Africa’s Justin Harding fired a brilliant 63, the lowest round of the week so far, to sit alongside Whitnell on 10 under. Overnight leader David Law (69), Calum Hill (66), Ashley Chesters (66) and Rasmus Hojgaard (67) are a stroke further back. Associated Press Tournament host and club member Lee Westwood was in danger of making an early exit after a double bogey on the first, but the 47-year-old fought back to shoot 71 and make the cut on the mark of 1 under.The European Tour’s strict health protocols have been applauded, but did lead to the withdrawal of England’s Andrew Johnston after nine holes of his opening round.Johnston, who opened up last year about the mental health issues that followed his rapid rise to fame after winning the 2016 Spanish Open, said: “Being here and being confined to the hotel and course and not being able to bring my family is ultimately not what I want at this moment.“I’m struggling to get my head around it all. One minute I’m coming out of lockdown, going out for dinner, and then the next I’m back in lockdown in a hotel room.”Sweden’s Marcus Kinhult, the 98th-ranked defending champion and one of only three players inside the world’s top 100 featuring this week along with No. 82-ranked Eddie Pepperell, shot another 2-under 69. Pepperell (69) is on 6 under for a share of 13th place. Paratore leads Whitnell by 1 shot at British Masters Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, England (AP) — English golfer Dale Whitnell had an eagle and five birdies for a 7-under 64 in the second round of the British Masters to move second at Close House Golf Course on Thursday.Whitnell is 10 under par at the halfway stage, a shot behind Italy’s Renato Paratore (66), on the European Tour’s full return to action.The 31-year-old Whitnell played on the 2009 Walker Cup team alongside Tommy Fleetwood but struggled to establish himself in the professional ranks and was forced to take on a courier job for 10 months to make ends meet.center_img July 23, 2020 Miguel Ángel Jiménez (71), making his 706th appearance on the European Tour to tie the record of Sam Torrance, is tied for 35th on 3 under.Former US Open champion Michael Campbell (80) missed the cut after a first-round 68.The tournament marks the start of the European Tour’s “U.K. Swing,” a series of six events played in England and Wales over the next six weeks devised primarily for ease of travel for players amid the coronavirus pandemic.The venues for the six events are all within a three-hour drive of one another, scrapping the need for air travel to which players have become accustomed on the increasingly global tour. Players and caddies have been tested on arrival, will have to check for symptoms and take a temperature test daily. Most of Europe’s elite are in the United States ahead of a World Golf Championship in Tennessee, where the prize fund of $10.5 million is around 7½ times that of the British Masters, and then the PGA Championship in San Francisco starting on Aug. 6. ___More AP sports: and read more

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