first_imgReal Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has announced that he is staying at the Spanish club.It was reported that the 33-year-old had an offer from a Chinese club but his current contract ends on June 30, 2021, reports Efe news.”There has been too much speculation about my future and I wanted to reiterate my commitment to the club,” Ramos told the press at the Real Madrid facilities in Valdebebas on Thursday.”I have no intention of leaving the club and wish to retire here,” he added.The first team captain arrived at Real Madrid in the summer of 2005 as the first signing by Florentino Perez after he was elected the club’s president.”The relationship with Florentino is father-son and of course that dynamic can have moments of conflict too,” Ramos said. “But like any relationship, it does have some ups and downs.”He also said that reports in the media had annoyed him and were the reason for him calling the press conference.Rumors about Ramos’ departure had said it was because of money.”We haven’t discussed money and my intention is to talk about this in a frank manner with the president,” he said.”There is an offer from China and if I didn’t feel wanted then it’s an alternative, but at present, my deal is with Real Madrid and my plan is to see out my contract.”There has been too much speculation and I wanted to clear this matter up.”Ramos said he wanted to help rebuild the team with the club’s president.advertisement”My intention is to construct a new Real Madrid with the president and start to look to the future,” he added.”I still have the physical strength to play for the club.” “When the time comes to move on I’ll do so but in a place where I never have to face Real Madrid,” Ramos continued.”It’s important that I feel wanted here at the club by the fans, teammates and of course the president.”He said that the team’s 4-1 defeat to Ajax in the UEFA Champions League this season caused a lot of tension among the squad and fans and added that “it was a time for us to reset things.”Ramos has lifted four LaLiga cups with Real Madrid and four Champions League trophies.At an international level, he won the 2010 FIFA World Cup as well as two UEFA Euro titles in 2008 and 2012.Also Read | Europa League title win may not be enough to keep Maurizio Sarri at ChelseaAlso Read | Inter Milan part company with coach Luciano SpallettiAlso Seelast_img read more

first_imgNebraska is rallying state and local resources to respond to the widespread flooding in that state.Governor Pete Ricketts says it is one of the worst disasters in state history:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC: our state :22Ricketts says they are working to get help to those that need it:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….working with them :16Bryan Tuma, Assistant Director of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, says more river levees could fail:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……very much warning :22Ricketts warned residents it could be months before highways and other infrastructure is repaired and returned to normal.Photo by State of Nebraskalast_img read more

first_img 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now 8 Best-Smelling Solid Colognes for Men 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic Topanga Canyon was made famous in the 60s as the seat of drop-out, counter-culture. It’s a large stretch of creek-carved California beauty just outside Malibu where Woodie Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Mick Fleetwood and John Densmore (of the Doors) all preferred to settle. Neil Young wrote music here; so did The Mama’s and the Papa’s, and it even had its own art movement called Semina (think stoned collage making.) If you didn’t know all of that, you probably got a good taste of Topanga Canyon in the 1969 classic Easy Rider, which was less a backdrop and more a character itself. If you can forget that Charles Mansion also sadly called this place home, Topanga Canyon is the picture of blazin’ California Freedom.And now thanks to Juniper Ridge, the scent of Topanga Canyon has been whiskey-distilled and captured in a bottle. The company’s founder, Hall Newbegin, describes the limited run aroma like this: “It’s Neil Young’s Cinnamon Girl on an old car radio and the hills exploding with sticky green life.” Called Topanga Canyon, Green Earth Rising, the image Newbegin paints, is an olfactory snapshot from the famed canyon taken this past April, and is a musky but floral concoction consisting of wild-foraged sage, lilac, fresh spring plants and rain-wet oak gathered by the Juniper Ridge gang.It’s a welcome and calming scent that hits the spot, especially since after a winter that was so unyielding. It comes in four, hand-numbered and very limited different products—312 oil based perfumes (.5oz, $75), 304 alcohol based colognes (1oz, $65), 296 solid colognes (.5oz, $55) and just 308 wonderful wilderness beard and face oils (2oz, $45)—which as far as we know, is the first oil for beards from the Juniper Ridge gang. Fall in love, but not too hard because the same batch won’t be coming around again.Topanga Canyon is available June 1 at Editors’ Recommendations The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Nowlast_img read more

first_imgNew regulations are the first step in millions of dollars worthof compensation benefits for injured workers who suffer fromchronic pain. The regulations were approved by the government onWednesday, July 21. The regulations adopt a modified approach to the American MedicalAssociation (AMA) Guides 5th Edition as a framework forevaluating pain-related impairments. Workers with chronic painwill be assessed for a permanent medical impairment, which isthen used to calculate any applicable benefits. Government announced its intention to adopt this approach on May3, after the Workers’ Compensation Board did an extensive reviewand consultation with employers, labour, and injured workers. “The adoption of these regulations is the first step in enablingpayments to injured workers with work-related chronic pain,” saidKerry Morash, Minister responsible for the Workers’ CompensationBoard. “This is a fair approach that addresses the constitutionalissues raised by the Supreme Court, and it is sustainable.” It is estimated that the chronic pain benefit will deliver about$11 million annually to injured workers in the form of newbenefits. Workers who qualify will be eligible to receivecompensation back to the Charter date (April 17, 1985) or to thedate of their injury, which will provide sizable retroactivepayments. The new benefit will add about $168 million to theunfunded liability. The new regulations replace the Functional Restoration ProgramRegulations and Section 10B of the Workers’ Compensation Act. InOctober 2003 the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a decision on achronic pain appeal that found these passages to beunconstitutional. It said injured workers with chronic pain musthave the same access to the workers’ compensation system as otherinjured workers. In the near future, the Workers’ Compensation Board will beconsulting with stakeholders on a policy document outlining theimplementation of the chronic pain benefit.last_img read more

first_img clarify that PTSD is presumed to be a result of an accident during employment define who is eligible for presumptive PTSD benefits. This will include police, paid and volunteer firefighters, paramedics, nurses, and provincial and federal correctional officers with workers’ compensation coverage allow coverage for other health service occupations to be added by regulation further clarify the process to receive presumptive PTSD coverage. Diagnosis will be required from a registered psychologist or psychiatrist. Government intends to consult key stakeholders following introduction of the bill. The province is committed to addressing workplace mental health, and co-hosted a mental health and PTSD conference last fall. One of the themes that arose included the need for presumptive PTSD benefits for emergency response workers. The amendments will take effect upon proclamation. Government is making it easier for emergency response workers diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to access benefits. Amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act introduced today, April 28, will ensure covered emergency response workers no longer have to prove their PTSD diagnosis was caused by a workplace incident. They will also further clarify the claim process and who can get benefits. “We’re grateful for the valuable and sometimes heartbreaking work our emergency response workers do every day,” said Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan. “We want to make it easier for those who suffer from PTSD to access benefits and treatment. These changes are a step in the right direction.” While stress due to traumatic events has always been covered under the Workers’ Compensation Act, it currently requires covered workers to prove their diagnosis is a direct result of a workplace incident. Some PTSD sufferers avoid getting help because of this process. The proposed amendments will:last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – More than one million jobs could be lost to the coming boom in automated vehicles with ripple effects beyond the likeliest victims, internal government documents warn.The documents from Employment and Social Development Canada give a glimpse into the ongoing concerns and policy options government officials have wrestled with to help workers whose jobs may be threatened, and young people who are entering the labour force.A 2017 presentation predicted automation could kill some 500,000 transportation jobs — from truck drivers to subway operators to taxi drivers and even courier services — as well as more than 600,000 additional jobs such as parking attendants, auto-body repair workers and even police and emergency personnel.It warns that retraining some of these workers may be difficult and that jobs they may turn to that require similar skills are also likely to be automated.A separate briefing note from earlier this year to the top official at the department said national efforts, some of which may not be within the government’s mandate, will be needed to counteract the negative effects of automation.The federal budget in 2017 pledged about $1.8 billion over six years to help pay for expanded skills training programs in provinces and territories to try and keep traditional workers from being left behind in a tech-fuelled economy. It is an issue Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is working on tackling.“We’ve seen the challenges and the anxieties that are out there amongst Canadians right across the country and our focus is on making sure that everyone has a real and fair chance to succeed,” Trudeau told a Monday morning meeting of representatives from Canada’s Building Trades Unions.Earlier this year the Liberals launched an advertising campaign to educate younger workers about federal programs and services that they can use to help navigate their entry into the workforce. A recent federally-funded opinion survey suggests there isn’t a lot of public awareness about government programs on this front, and recommended the government create an online tool to help workers navigate their ongoing education and training needsRBC is launching something along those lines this week, with a focus on the fears young people have landing a first job.Those fears are significant in the context of heightened nerves about whether the jobs young people are interested in doing will disappear as the world of work changes, said Mark Beckles, RBC’s senior director of youth strategy.“Employers today are hiring for the future and employers are telling us that many of the jobs for which they are hiring, young people are coming out of school without the requisite experience or requisite education,” Beckles said in an interview.“The challenge then becomes how do we close that skills gap to ensure that young people can come out of university or college with the right skills and the right experiences to be competitive for those jobs.”— Follow @jpress on Twitter.last_img read more

first_imgLife Rolls On Foundation has announced it will honor surfing legend Rob Machado and 11-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater at the organization’s 9th annual Night by the Ocean gala.Held on Saturday, November 10 at The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey, Night by the Ocean is an evening to celebrate life for young people living with spinal cord injury. Welcoming elected officials and leaders from the worlds of business, sports, medicine and entertainment, previous Night by the Ocean celebrity guests have included Marcus Allen, Dave Annable, Odette Annable, Simon Baker, Jackson Browne, Brooke Burns, Scott Caan, Minnie Driver, Anna Faris, Nicky Hilton, Paris Hilton, Jason Lewis, Jason Mraz, Molly Sims and more.Sal Masekela will serve as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies while actor David Chokachi, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Gucci, Susan Chokachi and actress Vanessa Marano will provide leadership as Night by the Ocean Honorary Event Chairpersons.“This year’s gala is incredibly meaningful to us because 2012 will mark Life Rolls On’s 10th anniversary as a non-profit organization,” said Jesse Billauer, Founder and Director of National Outreach for Life Rolls On. “We’ve come a long way and Rob and Kelly have been there for our organization every step of the way. Not only were they the first to help me get back into the water after I was paralyzed, but they also chaired our inaugural They Will Surf Again adaptive surfing program that is now offered in nine cities among seven states for the paralysis community. Much of our success could be credited directly to them.”Night by the Ocean is the single-largest fundraiser for Life Rolls On, which produces unique quality of life programs to improve the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury. The inspiring evening has grown into one of Southern California’s most celebrated charity functions featuring a hosted cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and seated dinner program with special musical guest.Night by the Ocean ticket and sponsorship opportunities are available at Newswirelast_img read more

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Rabat – King Mohammed VI sent a congratulatory message to Moroccan novelist Leïla Slimani, winner of Prix Goncourt 2016 for her novel “Chanson douce” (sweet song).In this message, the sovereign extends his heartfelt congratulations to Slimani for this top literary prize, which is a recognition of the uniqueness of the novel authored by the Moroccan writer.“The award is not only an honor for you and for Moroccan women, but also an example of the competences, which our Moroccan community living abroad boast in the different fields,” said the message, adding that the “prize is the best encouragement for the writer to continue her creative work.”

Dissanayake’s vehicle had run=over a lady on the road while returning from Puttalam to Anuradhapura this evening.According to the police the lady had sustained serious injuries in the accident and was admitted to hospital for treatment. The driver of Deputy Minister Weerakumara Dissanayake has been arrested after his vehicle was involved in an accident this evening. The driver had been arrested and investigations are underway, the police said.