Florida Alum Tim Tebow Won A Celebrity Par-3 Contest

first_imgTim Tebow on the field before a game.GAINESVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 07: Tim Tebow watches the action during the game between the Florida Gators and the LSU Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow wasn’t able to make it as a professional signal-caller in the NFL, but perhaps he still has a chance to be a star athlete after all. Tebow, playing at TPC Scottsdale Wednesday, won the Phoenix Suns Charities Shot at Glory competition by putting his tee shot just 12 feet from the pin on the 16th hole. The shot won him $40,000 – which goes to his favorite charity.Okay, so maybe Tebow doesn’t really have a shot at being a professional golfer. But that’s definitely a shot that’s going to keep him coming back.last_img read more


first_imgDILDO’S LATEST MAYORAL HOPEFUL IS JIMMY KIMMELAmerican comedian and late night host enamoured with small N.L. town, even though he’s never been thereIt’s a scenic, seaside town on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula with plenty of local tourism companies, a new brewery — and now, American late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel wants to serve as its mayor.The town is Dildo.“Last week I was alerted to the existence of a place, maybe a magical place. It’s a small town called Dildo — D-I-L-D-O. It’s a real place in Newfoundland, Canada,” Kimmel told his studio audience on his show Wednesday night. READ MOREJIMMY KIMMEL DECLARES HIS CANDIDACY TO BECOME MAYOR OF DILDO, N.L.Only a week after introducing his American studio audience to a remote fishing town by the name of Dildo, N.L., Jimmy Kimmel has continued to show his love for Dildo after announcing he wants to become its mayor. READ MORE Advertisement Twitter Advertisement The more I learn about Dildo, the more I want to move there… pic.twitter.com/wLhLqiFHCi— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) August 7, 2019 Jimmy Kimmel has plenty of marketing ideas for Dildo if he becomes mayor, including T-shirts, books and baked goods. (Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube) Advertisementlast_img read more

Surge in parttime work offsets fulltime losses helps drops unemployment rate

first_imgOTTAWA – The economy generated 54,100 net new jobs last month and saw its unemployment rate fall — but the headline improvements overshadowed weaker details: a rush of new part-time, public sector positions and a drop in full-time work.The overall July increase in jobs pushed the unemployment rate back to its four-decade low of 5.8 per cent, down from six per cent the previous month, Statistics Canada’s latest labour force survey said Friday.But a closer look at the numbers revealed that the country gained 82,000 less desirable, part-time positions last month — and it lost 28,000 full-time jobs. The public sector made the biggest contribution to the July increase with 49,600 new jobs, while the private sector added 5,200 positions.Average hourly wage growth, which is scrutinized by the Bank of Canada, continued its gradual cool-off last month with a year-over-year reading of 3.2 per cent. In June, it expanded 3.6 per cent and in May the figure was 3.9 per cent, which marked a nine-year high.The total number of hours worked in July expanded 1.3 per cent, a slightly slower pace than the June reading of 1.4 per cent.“In the wacky world of Canada’s monthly employment numbers, July came up with another head scratcher, with some big headlines but some disappointments in the fine print,” CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld wrote Friday in a research note to clients.Shenfeld added that there are “lots of reasons to question just how good the data really are here.”But overall he said the report contained a “good” set of numbers that will keep markets guessing whether the Bank of Canada will introduce its next interest rate hike in September or October. CIBC predicts the next rate increase will land in October as the central bank continues to proceed cautiously along its rate-hiking path.Bank of Montreal chief economist Douglas Porter also wrote about the jobs numbers in a research note: “Today’s job report is a classic case of ‘nice headlines, shame about the details.’ While we would still give the overall result a passing grade, it’s tough to get overly enthusiastic.”By industry, the goods-producing sector lost 36,500 jobs in July, with a notable loss of 18,400 positions in manufacturing and a drop of 12,300 in construction.The services sector saw strong gains last month with a combined net increase of 90,500 jobs, which was led by 30,700 positions in health care and social assistance as well as 36,500 in education.Both Shenfeld and Porter underlined those big gains in education as signs the July numbers are likely weaker than they look at first glance. Porter noted that, in the past, summertime education employment boosts have often been reversed in the ensuing months.National Bank of Canada chief economist Stefane Marion wrote in a report Friday that the public sector is the “only game in town” so far in 2018. Marion’s research note was titled: “Where are the private sector jobs?”Across the provinces, Ontario gained 60,600 jobs — all in part-time work — and the unemployment rate dropped 0.5 percentage points to 5.4 per cent for its lowest reading since July 2000. The education jobs fuelled much of the gain in Ontario, Statistics Canada said.Employment also rose in British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador, while Saskatchewan and Manitoba lost jobs last month.More women between the ages of 25 and 54 years old were working in July as the category saw a gain of 30,300 jobs.The youth unemployment rate — representing workers aged 15 to 24 years old — fell to 11.1 per cent, down from 11.7 per cent in June. The report said the main cause of the drop was due to the fact fewer young people were looking for work.Compared with a year earlier, overall employment was up 1.3 per cent following the addition of 245,900 jobs for an increase driven by 210,500 new full-time positions.In an interview, Shenfeld added that “for the past year, Canadians have certainly been enjoying a very solid labour market with a low unemployment rate and that’s still true in the latest data.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

Hazard late show rescues Chelsea in Wolves draw

first_imgLondon: Eden Hazard came to Maurizio Sarri’s rescue as the Chelsea star’s superb late strike earned a 1-1 draw against Wolves on Sunday. Sarri’s side were seconds away from another damaging defeat after Raul Jimenez put Wolves ahead at Stamford Bridge. Hazard spared the under-fire Sarri’s blushes with his thunderous stoppage-time equaliser, but it was still a frustrating day for the Blues boss. Sarri’s side had won three times in 10 days to temporarily silence reports that the Italian was facing the sack. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherBut Chelsea’s latest misfiring effort raised the possibility that Sarri is back on borrowed time in west London. With fourth-placed Manchester United playing fifth-placed Arsenal later on Sunday, Chelsea, languishing in sixth, will be further adrift of the top four after another tense afternoon for Sarri. It has been a nightmare debut season for former Napoli boss Sarri, who had to endure a League Cup final defeat against Manchester City in which Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to be substituted. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenUnder Sarri’s watch, Chelsea have also suffered humiliating thrashings at City and Bournemouth, while supporters chanted for his sacking after the FA Cup exit against Manchester United. Beating Tottenham and Fulham in the league and then easing past Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League last 16 first leg on Thursday had given Sarri some breathing space. But Wolves have proved a thorn in his side this season and, after beating the Blues 2-1 at Molineux in December, they left the Italian looking over his shoulder anxiously again. Chelsea are in action at Kiev on Thursday before a league trip to Everton next Sunday. The international break looms after that and Sarri could do with victories in those games to ensure Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich doesn’t wield the axe. With Chelsea’s legendary striker Didier Drogba watching from the stands, it didn’t take long for Gonzalo Higuain — Sarri’s handpicked targetman — to demonstrate the flaws in the current crop. After a rapid exchange of passes with Pedro, Higuain could only muster a shot that was blocked by Romain Saiss. Higuain, on loan from AC Milan, had another sight of goal from N’Golo Kante’s pass, but this time his low strike was pushed away by Rui Patricio. Despite all their possession, Chelsea lacked a cutting edge in a creatively uninspired display that was a return to the problems they have endured for much of the season. A monotonous procession of slow, sideways passes brought no reward against Wolves’ massed defence, triggering jeers from frustrated Chelsea fans at half-time. After an anonymous first half, Hazard finally showed signs of life with a surge that ended with the Belgian being hauled down by Matt Doherty on the edge of the area. But David Luiz’s effort from the resulting free-kick bounced tamely off the Wolves wall. Having soaked up Chelsea’s futile attempts to break them down, Wolves sprang out to snatch the lead with a perfectly executed counter in the 56th minute. Breaking from their own area, Wolves exploited the out of position Chelsea defence as Jimenez flicked a pass to Diogo Jota. Jota ran wide before guiding the ball back into Jimenez, who prodded home via a deflection off Cesar Azpilicueta for his 14th goal this season. Higuain tried to lead the Chelsea response with a shot on the turn, but Patrico saved before Pedro’s long-range effort was pushed over by the keeper. Higuain couldn’t stretch far enough to score when Hazard’s corner was deflected into his path. Willian’s low strike was repelled by Patricio as Chelsea pushed for the equaliser. With just moments left, Hazard at last ended Wolves’ stubborn resistance with a fierce long-range drive that flashed past Patricio for his first goal in seven games.last_img read more

Boosting IndiaChile trade relations

first_imgThe Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) is the nodal agency for promotion and development of handicraft exports from India. The Council with the support of Embassy of India in Santiago, Chile and Santiago Chambers of Commerce organised a Buyer-Seller Meet from March 11 – 12, 2019 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santiago, Chile, informed Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH. The BSM was inaugurated by Awadh Kumar, Commercial Attache, Embassy of India, Chile. Rodrigo Mujica R Director International Affairs, Santiago Chamber of Commerce and Magdalena Diaz Le Fort, Executive Director, Chile India Chamber of Commerce also graced the occasion. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainOn day one, Anita Nayar, Ambassador of India to Chile also visited the BSM and interacted with the Indian exhibitors. The Buyer Seller Meet in the Latin American Region has been a successful annual event since the last five years and this is the 7th such event organised by Council in Chile since the year 2010. 32 Indian exporters, who participated in this BSM, displayed a wide range of handicrafts, decorative, houseware home furnishing, garments, shawls, scarves, fashion jewellery and accessories, from the state of Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana, Kolkata and Madhya Pradesh. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardWith premium products to suit contemporary demands, manufacturers in India focus on freshness and new thinking. India’s exports to the Latin American Region have seen a healthy and consistent growth with Indian manufacturers and exporters growing knowledge of market trends and consumer preferences. Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH elaborated that the objective of organising this Buyer-Seller Meet is match making of Indian companies with Chilean companies interested in sourcing handicrafts, gifts, lifestyle products for the Chilean market thereby creating a ‘Brand Image’ of Indian handicrafts amongst Latin American buyers. During the event, meetings with some of the big brands in Chile like Walmart, Home Republic, Cencosud Retails S.A., Lounge, Home Republic, Imprtadora Triveni SA, and La Casa Magica took place. The Director General – EPCH further elaborated that the LAC and Caribbean countries are potential markets for Indian handicrafts. The exports of handicrafts from India are growing at a healthy rate. The average exports growth in exports of handicrafts from India has remained between 15 –16% per annum. The exports of India handicrafts to Chile was of USD 11.36 million during the 2016-17 which increased to USD 12.05 million during 2017-18. It is expected that this Buyer-Seller Meet in association with Indian Embassy and Santiago Chamber of Commerce will lead to a growth in Indo-Chilean Trade relations.last_img read more

Turmeric compounds may help combat cancer

first_imgCompounds found in turmeric – a condiment commonly used in Indian cuisine – can help prevent prevent and treat stomach cancer, scientists claim. Researchers identified possible therapeutic effects of curcumin – the yellow powder derived from the roots of the turmeric plant. “We undertook a vast review of the scientific literature on all nutrients and bioactive compounds with the potential to prevent or treat stomach cancer and found that curcumin is one of them,” Danielle Queiroz Calcagno, a professor at UFPA. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainAccording to Calcagno, compounds such as cholecalciferol (a form of vitamin D), resveratrol (a polyphenol) and quercetin can prevent or combat stomach cancer because they are natural regulators of histone activity. Histones are proteins in cell nuclei that organise the DNA double helix into structural units called nucleosomes, according to a study published in the journal Epigenomics. Each nucleosome is made of DNA coiled like a spool around eight histone proteins (a histone octamer) to compact the DNA so that it fits in the cell, where it is packaged into chromatin. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardResearchers studied histone acetylation patterns in stomach cell samples from healthy individuals and patients diagnosed with stomach cancer. They found that the cells from stomach cancer patients displayed alterations in the pattern of expression of histone acetyltransferases (HATs) and histone deacetylases (HDACs). These alterations are epigenetic and affect the structure and integrity of the genome in many tumors, including stomach cancer. Recent research has also shown that nutrients and bioactive compounds can regulate the activity of HATs and HDACs, the scientists at UNIFESP and UFPA set out to identify any that might influence histone acetylation and hence help prevent stomach cancer or even treat the disease. In addition to curcumin, other compounds found to play a key role in modulating histone activity were cholecalciferol, resveratrol, quercetin, garcinol and sodium butyrate (produced by gut bacteria via fermentation of dietary fiber).last_img read more

Ricardo Rodriguez set to remain at AC Milan

first_imgRicardo Rodriguez will reportedly remain at AC Milan for this season after positive talksThe Swiss full-back had only joined the Rossoneri last summer, but has been strongly linked with a departure due to Milan’s ongoing struggles with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulationsArsenal, AS Monaco, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain had all expressed an interest in Rodriguez.But Football-Italia reports that Rodriguez and his agent, Gianluca Di Domenico, arrived at Casa Milan this morning and held positive discussions with the management.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.Apparently, Milan have assured the 26-year-old that they wish to retain him.The player himself is understood to be happy to at the San Siro.Rodriguez made 34 Serie A appearances last season for the Rossoneri and played in all four of Switzerland’s World Cup matches this summer.He made his first start of the new season in Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Napoli and is contracted until June 2021.last_img read more

North to Middle Caicos Causeway behind schedule residents concerned over Joaquin flooding

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Dec 2015 – The one mile link between North and Middle Caicos is closer to completion as just before the Christmas season the paving with bituminous asphalt started by winning contractor, JACA TCI. JACA TCI won the bid at $2 million 645 thousand 107 dollars and 91 cents for the six month job. Photographs were this weekend shared with Magnetic Media revealing the progress of the work on the stretch which was battered in 2008’s Hurricane Hanna and which connects the country’s two largest islands. This second phase on the causeway also required concrete culverts to be put in; these were touted to be better engineering and better for the environment but residents say ‘not so.’ In fact, October’s Hurricane Joaquin exposed that this feature did nothing to circumvent rising flood waters. Flooding at the causeway made the roadway impassable and was several feet high despite the new features. Residents of Middle Caicos told Magnetic Media that the causeway is not higher and they remain very concerned that despite millions of dollars invested, they can still be cut off from the rest of the country during a dangerous storm; they are also concerned that the bituminous roadway is not durable enough. Online it is explained that bituminous surfaces are ideal for low impact roadways. The causeway which suffered delays due to the recent floods is about 20% done with the paving, we understand.The work on this phase two began in June and was due to be completed by December according to Minister Amanda Misick, so the project is behind schedule. Related Items:amanda missick, causeway, hurricane joaquin, jaca tci, middle caicos, North caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you PNP Party takes credit for Beaches pier resolution PNP open North & Middle Caicos causeway in tribute PNP Party says it led wooden pier removal by Beacheslast_img read more