Liverpool retail park clears final hurdle

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Liverpool stars back Williams after social media abuse

first_imgBut Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders said on Wednesday the highly-rated Williams knows he has the backing of his team-mates, including Van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold.  Speaking ahead of Thursday’s League Cup fourth round tie against Arsenal, Lijnders said: “It is not for me to comment on social media.”The only thing I can say is abuse is wrong – through social media, on the street, it is wrong. Second, you are not a Liverpool supporter if you don’t support.”Trent [Alexander-Arnold] spoke with him [Williams], Virgil spoke with him, Robbo [Andrew Robertson] spoke with him – so it’s not only Jurgen or me. Liverpool stars including Virgil van Dijk have backed Neco Williams after the young defender received social media abuse.Williams was criticized online after losing possession in the build-up to Lincoln’s first goal during Liverpool’s 7-2 League Cup win last week.The 19-year-old Wales international has since stopped using his official Twitter account. “It’s how we take care of each other and that’s what makes us different.”Lijnders, standing in for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp at the press conference, added: “Neco is a doer, and doers make mistakes. We don’t want safe play, a player who doesn’t take risks. “Our game is based on everyone taking the initiative from each position, and that is what we want.”One of the most important lessons for each young boy who is coming through, each player, is that it is a weakness if you can get caught up in praise and criticism. I think he dealt with it really well, to be honest.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Move in, renovate or replace in popular Hendra

first_imgThe home at 26 Clarke St, Hendra.THIS three-bedroom, one-bathroom home offers the perfect chance to create an idyllic family lifestyle. Marketing agents Andrew Ems and Mark Roemermann of @Realty said the property at 26 Clarke St, Hendra was set on a large block in an outstanding location.“You can choose to enjoy the current property, extend, renovate or demolish and construct your perfect home,” Mr Ems said.“There is plenty of room on the 405 sqm site to build a luxury family abode with a large entertaining deck and a sparkling pool to make the most of the Queensland climate. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“Alternatively, those who love local history might like to simply renovate or extend the current home.”The home has hardwood floor, ornate cornices and airconditioning.There is an open-plan living and dining area and a separate kitchen with gas stove and dishwasher.The three bedrooms are a good size and there is a family bathroom with bath, vanity and toilet.There area security screens to doors, and timber venetian blinds and flyscreens to windows.Downstairs there is a second toilet, laundry, storage and parking for two small cars.The home is on a level, fully-fenced 405sq m block close to the Racecourse Road dining precinct, local schools, childcare facilities and public transport.last_img read more

Laminaria scores €2M to further advance wave tech

first_imgBelgian wave energy company Laminaria has raised €2 million to support the development and full-scale demonstration of its wave energy generation technology at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Scotland.The funding was secured from new investors, QBIC II, which is a seed and early-stage investor in young companies, and PMV NV, a Flemish investment company, along with the contribution from an existing investor Clean Energy Innovative Projects (CEIP).Laminaria is leading the Oceanera-Net supported LAMWEC project, with the aim of upscaling the technology to 200kW, prove its survivability in extreme storm conditions, and ready it for deployment at EMEC in 2018.Steven Nauwelaerts, CEO of Laminaria, said: “After delivering proof of concept with the North Sea test campaign in 2015, demonstrating a grid connected device in the turbulent Scottish waters is the next very exciting step for Laminaria. The testing and development campaigns to date have given confidence to QBIC II, PMV and CEIP to invest in Laminaria’s future and support the next stage of the technologies progress.”Roald Borré, Head of PMV’s Equity Investment team, added: “Laminaria has the potential to be a game-changer in the ocean energy field. The company has a clear technology development and product roadmap to become a provider of renewable energy products and services at a competitive cost in the long term.”The company has also been supported via the MaRINET2 call, allowing access to Plymouth University’s tank test facilities to optimize device’s control system, and via the Interreg NWE funded FORESEA program, partly supporting the full-scale test program at EMEC.Laminaria’s wave energy device falls under the attenuator type of wave energy converters, and is constituted from vertical surface that interacts with the incoming horizontal wave energy.As a result of the horizontal movement in the water, Laminaria’s device is subjected to tilting and translational motion, which is transferred through the mooring ropes to the generators which produce electricity. Real-sea trials on the scaled Laminaria wave energy device (Photo: Laminaria)last_img read more

Children’s Rights, or Rights to Children?

first_imgPublic Discourse 10 November 2014If it’s okay to buy and sell sperm, eggs, and wombs, then why is it not okay to sell other human tissues or organs? If it’s okay to sell one’s reproductive parts, why is it not okay to sell one’s sexual parts, as in prostitution? If it’s okay to pre-sell and pre-order children via third-party reproduction, what is so wrong with buying and selling children who are already born or conceived?….After founding The Anonymous Us Project nearly four years ago, I have read hundreds of stories from donor-conceived people, gamete donors, and involved parties. I’ve become well acquainted with the issue from several angles. And here is what I’m worried about when it comes to the new ways in which we’re bringing forth new life.Stories of Third-Party Reproduction Gone WrongHaving children is currently our only legal path to achieving both genetic and memetic immortality. But having kids isn’t easy. You have to find a mate. You have to look outside yourself and into the eyes of another person and convince him or her of your decency, your desirability.Third-party reproduction is not only used by the friendly, sympathetic infertile couples of our popular imagination. The cash-money market model of baby-making has opened the door to a broad consortium of terrifying players. Baby Gammy is just one example of how this new model serves predators first, children last. There are many more.Mitsutoki Shigeta is a Japanese multi-millionaire who recently made international headlines for commissioning sixteen children born via Thai surrogates. He housed the surrogates, along with his children and nannies, in several condos that functioned as holding camps. He apparently has a great deal of sperm stored and was planning to commission at least a dozen pregnancies every year for as long as he could. A family member of one of the surrogates reported that in the surrogacy contract it was stipulated that if the woman were to bear an “imperfect” child, she would be required to pay $24,000 to him, Mr. Shigeta, and raise the baby herself. She would be paid just under $12,000 for carrying and giving birth to a healthy, normal child.Then there is Nadya Suleman, the infamous Octomom. Nadya made headlines in 2009 after giving birth to octuplets born via sperm donation and IVF. Her story caused controversy, because Nadya already had six children and was living on public assistance at the time. She filed for bankruptcy in 2012, with over $1 million in personal debt. Around that same time, she released a porn video to help with her financial situation.http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2014/11/13993/?utm_source=The+Witherspoon+Institute&utm_campaign=51d4892dac-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15ce6af37b-51d4892dac-84094405last_img read more

21 ways to get over a bad breakup.

first_img 87 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Share LifestyleRelationships 21 ways to get over a bad breakup. by: – July 6, 2011center_img Share Share So your man said it’s over. Drop-kicked your relationship into the past tense. Wheel-barreled you into singledom and dumped you right back at the starting point. Left you feeling salty, sad, and slightly stupid.After you go through the obligatory motions that come with a destroyed love affair — waking up in the middle of the night just to cry, obsessively checking for the blinking message light on your BlackBerry, having mutual friends stake out his Facebook page for any signs of remorse — it’s time to pull it back together.  Actually, he couldn’t have done you more of a favor. The best time to get cut loose is in the summer, when shirtless cuties take up residence on the basketball court, jog through the park, and hang out in packs at outdoor events. Yep, like shooting fish in a barrel. There are plenty of other ways to rebound from a messy departure: 21. Go to karaoke night and rock out to a Pink or Alanis Morissette song.20. Take a foreign language class. You’ll be smarter and the ability to be bilingual is sexy. Your instructor might be, too.19. Hit the gym. No weapon of revenge is greater than a brickhouse body.18. Commemorate the dumped date as Personal Liberation Day and treat yourself to a gift.17. Call the ex that your former boo was always a little jealous of and flirt for 20 minutes, then end the conversation. He needn’t become a casualty of your recovery, but it’s just a little pick-you-up.16. Make a booklet of Mad Libs about your relationship, pass it out to your girlfriends, and crack yourselves up at the hilarious stories.15. Clean out your closet and donate items that he loved or outfits that hold special memories to charity. Then indulge in a shopping day to replace them.14. Go to the skating rink on a Saturday night with all of the middle schoolers and couples’ skate with your bestie.13. Log on to Hotwire or Expedia, pick the first city on the list with a hot deal — even if it’s somewhere you never had a desire to go to — and book a solo mini-vacation.12. Blog about the recovery process and find a surprising wealth of support in an online sisterhood.11. Erase his number. The finality of the gesture might hurt, but his contact info is just clutter in your phone. Poof. Be gone.10. Visit your favorite restaurant as a couple and create a new memory there with friends or family. Ask the chef to name something on the menu after you. Do something more special than you did there with him.9. Call the radio station and ask them to play a song you know he absolutely hated, then dance like a wild woman to it in your living room.  8. Take a day off work and do something that you kept asking him to do with you — visit a museum, take a day trip, go antiquing in the countryside, whatever — and have a ball by your darn self. He would’ve been dead weight anyway.7. Use your new free time to do good for someone else. Volunteer two evenings a week at a senior citizens’ home or a women’s shelter.6. Never, ever let his friends or family see you sweat. Even if you have to barf over your own phoniness afterward, slap on a glowing smile, stand up straight, and give them reason to report back to him that they bumped into you — and you looked fabulous.5. Become a happy hour assassin. Commit to talking to two new guys every time you go. Don’t feel obligated to exchange numbers or business cards. Just a few minutes of small talk to get back into the swing of flirtatious chit chat.4. Collect the stragglers he left at your place. Don’t sniff his sweatshirt. Don’t hold on to his toiletries. Put them in a dumpster and say deuces.3. Organize a diva’s fashion show with your friends at your favorite store. Splurge on one thing and then wear your find out to lunch a la the Sex and the City chicks.  2. Drop off of the social media scene for a while. It’ll eliminate the temptation to say something slick or sappy or just crazy, which only drags out the melodrama. Bitterness condensed into 240-character statuses is still bitterness.1. Start a swear jar — using his name as the swear word. Every time you mention him, obligate yourself to deposit change. His memory will get too pricey to hold on to.What’s been your tried-and-true remedy for getting over a breakup? by The_Stirlast_img read more

‘Handbags 4 Hope’ this weekend in Batesville

first_imgBatesville, In. — Tickets for the Handbags 4 Hope fundraiser for Safe Passage are limited, but there are still some available. The 6th annual event is Saturday, August 11 at Batesville Middle School.The event features a new and gently used purse auction, salad luncheon and a local domestic violence speaker, Dave Strouse, principal of the Batesville Middle School.Over 70 purses will be available, including brand names such as Michael Kors, Vera Bradley, Coach, Kate Spade, Dooney and Burke and Brahmin. New this year is a raffle table. Five dollar raffle tickets will be sold for the chance to win one of the 15 purses on the gently used display table.Doors open at 9:30 and the program runs until noon. The $8 tickets may be obtained before the event or a table of 6 reserved by contacting Safe Passage at 812 933 1990 or go online at www.safepassageinc.org  Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Safe Passage also welcomes guests to bring a salad to share, but it is not required.The members of the Community Church/Batesville are providing many volunteer hours to make the event possible.last_img read more

Costa Rica top Suriname, advance in CONCACAF Under-17 football

first_imgCOSTA Rica (2W-0D-0L, 6 points) became the first team to book a place in the Classification Stage of the 2017 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship with a 3-0 win over Suriname (0-1-1, 1) on Tuesday at the Estadio Maracana.Thanks to the result, the Ticos reclaimed first place in Group B by leapfrogging Cuba (1-1-0, 4), a 2-1 winner over Canada (0-0-2, 0) earlier in the day, and can finish no worse than second. The top two teams from each of the three groups advance.Julen Cordero gave Costa Rica a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute, when he ran onto Christian Muñoz’s perfectly played through ball and slotted past goalkeeper Fhabrisio Saling from nine yards out.In the 64th minute, Josue Abarca doubled the advantage with a hustle play. The Costa Ricans through numbers go forward as an overwhelmed Suriname defence struggled to clear.Andres Gomez got possession and crossed from near the right-end line. Saling got his fingers on the ball, but Abarca swooped in to finish from close range.Walter Cortes missed a penalty kick in the 73rd minute, but Costa Rica made it 3-0 seven minutes later through Justin Montero, who slammed home from three yards out.Tomorrow, Costa Rica return to action against Cuba in a top-of-the table clash, while now-eliminated Canada will face Suriname. (Sportsmax)last_img read more

Tough test: Stout Rutgers defense poses challenge for Syracuse

first_imgTwo weeks ago, Lewellyn Coker was a second-string linebacker whose principal game experience came on special teams. One week ago, Coker was an unsung hero as a smash-mouth fullback in Syracuse’s 14-13 win over Pittsburgh.This week, Coker is a confidence-oozing hitting machine on an offense that prepares to face the No. 2 rush defense in the country and No. 1 scoring defense in the Big East come Saturday.And with a smirk that broke out into a full-on smile, Coker prodded the beast that is the Rutgers defense.“We’ll see if they’re No. 1,” he said.A bold statement by a player with roughly 14 days of experience at a new position, but it’s one that encapsulates Saturday’s game between Syracuse (2-3, 1-0 Big East) and No. 20 Rutgers (5-0, 2-0 Big East). The Scarlet Knights defense has been nothing short of dominant in holding opponents to 10.8 points per game, and whether or not Coker and Co. can solve the most intricate puzzle put before them so far this season will likely determine which side remains undefeated in conference play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood explained during this week’s Big East coaches teleconference, his defense is an experienced one that benefits from upperclassmen leadership at all three levels on the field. There are two fifth-year seniors along the defensive line, one linebacker and three more in the secondary. Plus a sixth-year senior that doubles as a cornerback and punt returner.“If you’ve got that leadership on the back end of your defense and up front, it’s always a positive,” Syracuse offensive tackle Justin Pugh said of Rutgers’ defense. “Look at our (2010) team; we had a lot of fifth-year seniors. It just adds to that consistency.”And consistency is one thing SU’s offense has lacked through its first five games. Slow starts against Northwestern, Southern California and Stony Brook were offset by explosive second halves in which the up-tempo, spread offense looked unstoppable.But twice the deficit was too big to erase in losses to the Wildcats and the Trojans, while struggles against Stony Brook — even in victory — only cast doubt. Back-to-back poor performances since then against Minnesota (10 points, four turnovers) and Pittsburgh (14 points, one turnover) haven’t helped.Attempting to put together a complete game and find a rhythm against a team tied for second in the nation in interceptions is an uphill battle.“You’re going to have a difficult time if you’re playing a defense like this,” Marrone said during the teleconference. “That, probably, if you look in our past of when we played someone, is probably statistically the best defense we’ve played overall since we’ve been here in the four years that I’ve been here.“Easily.”Yet Flood billed this game as his defense’s most difficult challenge as well. He called SU quarterback Ryan Nassib “the best in the Big East” and labeled the Orange’s receiving corps the best in the league.And though it just made its debut last week against Pittsburgh, the “Tank” package already caught the eye of Flood and his staff, who view stopping the run as their top priority defensively.It sets the stage for what will likely be a battle in the trenches on Saturday, with whoever wins the line of scrimmage — Syracuse’s offense or Rutgers’ defense — having a great chance at coming away with a win.The Scarlet Knights bring a tremendous amount of pressure defensively that Syracuse offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said eliminates many of the short 3- and 4-yard gains. But it also leaves gaps vacant, which presents opportunities that he hopes to exploit when calling plays on Saturday.“Any time that you have a team that pressures, they void a zone,” Hackett said. “If they void a zone and we can expose that zone and find out where it is at that moment, then it can be a big play.”The return of big plays to the offense would be a welcome site for Syracuse, which managed zero plays of more than 25 yards against Pittsburgh last week and only one of more than 19 yards.But as long as the offense can get the ball close, Coker is confident that punching it in won’t be a problem. And he dared Rutgers to try and stop it.“They can try to talk about (the ‘Tank’ package) all day,” Coker said. “I ain’t trying to sound cocky or anything, but you’ve got to stop it. You can say anything you want, but you’ve got to stop it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 11, 2012 at 2:56 am Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

Volleyball: Badgers bounce back at home against Indiana, Purdue

first_imgWhen asked how to rebound from back-to-back losses against Washington, Dana Rettke responded with the word “defense.” The Badgers backed Rettke’s claim with an impressive defensive performance, leading to wins against Purdue and Indiana over the weekend.The Wisconsin volleyball team (6-4, 2-0 Big Ten) needed that improved defense with the first two sets being decided by a combined five points. In the final set, the Badgers trounced the Purdue Boilermakers (8-3, 0-2) with a 25–15 set win.Rettke may have preached defense to her team, but her efficient offense is what ultimately carried the team to victory — she finished with 12 kills at a .476 hitting percentage and added an ace for good measure.The 6-foot-8 middle blocker also followed through at the defensive end with a game-high five blocks.Volleyball: All-American Rettke remains hungry following summer with Team USAJunior Dana Rettke has been one of the most intimidating forces in college volleyball for over two years now. A Read…Early in the first set, junior setter Sydney Hilley suffered a bloody nose which forced freshman Izzy Ashburn to play early. Ashburn recorded six assists before Hilley returned later in the set.Junior outside hitter Caitlyn Newton led the way for the Boilermakers with 13 kills, but also tallied seven hitting errors against the stout Badger defense.That Badger defense shut down Purdue’s consistent threat Grace Cleveland by holding her to six kills at a .037 hitting percentage.Wisconsin followed up their domination of Purdue with a 3–1 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers (11-4, 0-2).Volleyball: Badgers begin Big Ten play with much to proveLast season, the Wisconsin volleyball team faced consecutive losses just once during their impressive 25-7 campaign. This year, the No. Read…Outside hitter Molly Haggerty terrorized the Hoosier defense with a season-high 20 kills at a .327 hitting percentage. Rettke and junior Grace Loberg combined for 30 kills that night.Wisconsin’s heavy offensive attack combined with their 12 aces from the service line led to some lopsided set wins including a 25–15 fourth set victory.Freshman serving sensation Izzy Ashburn poured on five aces along with multiple lengthy serving runs. Her 0.63 aces per set continue to lead the Big Ten with a sizable lead between Ashburn and the second-highest mark.The Badgers thwarted Indiana sophomore Breana Edwards, limiting the Hoosiers’ top hitter to just six kills on 39 swings. Redshirt senior Kendall Beerman was the only Hoosier to reach double-digit kills with 11.Volleyball: Badgers end non-conference schedule with pair of lossesThe No. 9 Wisconsin volleyball team (4-4) is in unfamiliar territory. In a rare home and home against the No. Read…These wins could serve to settle the Badgers’ nerves following some rocky non-conference performances. But the Badgers next two contests are against No. 5 Penn State and No. 2 Nebraska, so they can’t afford to relax quite yet.In fact, when it comes to Big Ten volleyball, you can never afford to relax.last_img read more