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In 43year Weight Watchers career Renee Amies had an impact on many

first_imgFlowers, cards and wine. It was very easy to see the love in Renee Amies’ Vancouver household a couple of weeks ago.The cards spread out on tables and in her living room near the fireplace. Flowers and a bottle of wine were there, too, all in appreciation of the 69-year-old Amies’ 43-year career with Weight Watchers. She retired earlier this month.“She’s had members come up to her and cry because she’s leaving,” her husband Rick said. “She relates to the people so well. She gets cards and gifts year round, not just when she’s retiring. People write the most beautiful things.”Amies has devoted more than half her life to working for Weight Watchers, or WW, as it’s now known. When Amies began her career with the company she was 25, and looking to lose around 40 pounds. She started out part time, and she worked evening meetings, or what are now called workshops.“Forty-three years ago, it was more of a diet,” Amies said. “Now it’s more of a lifestyle.”Amies credits her coworkers and WW members she’s assisted for her prolonged career. For some of her time with WW, Amies worked part time, but she also spent a large portion of her career working full time, leading close to 15 workshops per week.Some coworkers did back-of-the-napkin math and estimated that Amies helped more than 600,000 members during her career with WW.“I’m around a lot of people every day, and they are pretty amazing,” Amies said. “They’re learning to take better care of themselves through good food and activity. It’s kind of the thrill of victory and agony of defeat. We all know what it’s like to have a hard week, and we know what’s it’s like to have a good week. I’ve watched members become super-successful and change their lives.”last_img read more

MAGISTRATE OMAR JABANG RELEASED REINSTATED

first_imgBy Mustapha JallowForoyaa has received information from a judicial source that Magistrate Omar Jabang who was arrested and detained on Tuesday, 3 May, has now been released and reinstated to his position in the judiciary.ASP Lamin Njie, the Police Public Relation Officer (PRO), confirmed to this reporter yesterday the release of the magistrate from police custody and that there is no further investigation on him.However, efforts to reach the magistrate on phone could not materialise.Magistrate Jabang’s arrest and subsequent detention came hard on the heels of his decision to acquit and discharge one Yusupha Saidy, a businessman.However, the reason why the magistrate was arrested and detained at the serious crime unit (SCU) at the police headquarters in Banjul is not known.last_img

Herrera believes derby win is nothing to celebrate

first_imgManchester United’s Ander Herrera has insisted that it was important to prevent Manchester City from winning the title against them, but does not believe their 3-2 win means anything moreJose Mourinho’s side arrived at the Etihad Stadium last weekend with the threat of their local rivals City claiming the Premier League title against them in the famous Manchester derby.While the league leaders had taken a two goal lead in the first-half, United produced a stunning comeback led by Paul Pogba to seal a shock 3-2 win and deny Pep Guardiola a maiden Premier League title for the time being.Herrera, who started for United in the famous win, believes they could not allow City to claim the title against them. But the Spaniard warned the side that they must now return their full focus on securing second in the league table.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“More in the city than in the locker room. I would not say we have to turn the page but we have to start thinking about West Bromwich Albion and certify the second place to build a stronger United for the future. The victory in the derby was important for the points but also because it would not have been nice for City to win the title against us.” Herrera told Mundo Deportivo.The 28 year-old insisted that the win was nothing to get excited about, as United have not won any titles yet with the upcoming FA Cup semi-finals later this month representing their only remaining chance of claiming silverware for this season.“There is nothing to celebrate but it was a mental liberation. United’s history is the titles, not winning a derby. We have that clear, but preventing the city’s rival from winning the Premier has an important meaning. During the game I thought about those 4,000 fans who were in the Etihad and who were going to suffer a setback that would have” insisted the midfielder.last_img read more

Fellaini will reveal future club on July 1

first_imgManchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has revealed that he will be announcing where he will be playing his club football for next season on July 1The Belgian international’s contract at Old Trafford is set to expire at the end of this month after talks over a renewal broke down between United and Fellaini.The 30-year-old’s future has been a subject of intense speculation over the past 12 months, but Fellaini now appears to have taken his decision and will be putting an end to the rumours at the beginning of next month.“I am not worried about my contract running out, I am used to it. I am strong enough mentally to deal with it,” said the Belgian, according to Sky Sports.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Soon I will say where I will be playing next season. On July 1.”The former Everton midfielder has been linked with moves to AC Milan, Arsenal and the Chinese Super League recently.Currently, Fellaini is with the Belgium World Cup squad at Russia preparing for their Group G finale against England on Thursday.last_img read more

Thibaut Courtois Today I fulfil a dream

first_imgThibaut Courtois is delighted to have finally have reached his “dream” of playing for Real Madrid and has promised fans to give it his allThe Belgium international completed his long-awaited move to the 13-time European champions on Wednesday after months of uncertainty surrounding his future.Courtois had under 12 months remaining on his Chelsea deal and informed the club of his desire to leave for Real, upon learning of their interest, in order to be with his young family at the Spanish capital, where his two children currently reside at with their mother.And, after passing his medical earlier today, Courtois was officially presented as a Real Madrid player at the Santiago Bernabeu after signing a six-year deal.“Today I fulfil a dream,” said the 26-year-old, according to ABC.“Those who know me know that I have worked hard to get here. I am one of yours, a Real Madridista, and I will fight for everything this shield represents.“Thanks to everyone, to my family, to my children, Hala Madrid!”Talks between Real and Chelsea had begun last month, but the Blues then put the transfer on hold until they found a suitable replacement.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.And with the English transfer window coming to an early close this summer, Courtois faced an anxious wait before Chelsea made Kepa Arrizabalaga the world’s most expensive goalkeeper after completing a €80m deal with Athletic Bilbao.This paved the way for Courtois to finally complete his dream move to Real.? @thibautcourtois#WelcomeCourtois pic.twitter.com/LtQzRKzaDE— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) August 9, 2018? Estas fueron las primeras palabras de @thibautcourtois tras su presentación como jugador del @realmadrid. | #WelcomeCourtois pic.twitter.com/VLAYxcrtuH— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) August 9, 2018last_img read more

Sergio Ramos responds to Jürgen Klopp

first_imgThe Real Madrid defender defended himself after the Liverpool boss criticized him for pulling The Red’s star Mohamed Salah to the groundJürgen Klopp doesn’t let anything out of his sight.And after attacking Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos for what he did to Mohamed Salah during the last Champions League final, the Spanish footballer has defended himself.“He wants to justify himself for losing the Champions League final,” Ramos said as reported by Give Me Sport.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“It’s not the first time he’s lost a final. To keep him quiet, he’s one of the coaches I voted for as the Best of the Year. Some of us have been operating at a very high level for many years, not sure he can say the same.”And that’s it. Ramos didn’t want to add more to the attacks by Klopp.The Liverpool boss is still angry at how in the last Champions League final, Sergio Ramos pulled Mohamed Salah down in the 30th minute, injuring the player.The Reds ended up losing the match 3-1 against Real Madrid.last_img read more

Henrikh Mkhitaryan I will become someone new at Arsenal this year

first_imgHenrikh Mkhitaryan plans to reinvent himself this year as Arsenal begin a new eraThe Armenia international had a mixed first campaign at the Gunners following his January move from Manchester United.Mkhitaryan has failed to reach the heights he managed at Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga after a demoralising spell at United.But, under new manager Unai Emery at Arsenal, the 29-year-old is keen to leave “the old Mkhitaryan” in the past and instead become “someone new”.“I don’t think you’re going to see the Dortmund Mkhitaryan, because in Dortmund the philosophy was different, the playing style was different, the league was different,” said Mkhitaryan, according to the Independent.“Arsenal are playing in a different league with a different manager and different teammates.“I don’t want to see the old Mkhitaryan being here at Arsenal. I want to be someone new, someone else who can show that he’s capable of doing the same for Arsenal as well.”Heads up?? Focus on next weekend?@Arsenal #COYG pic.twitter.com/MLQ13YZUawHarry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.— Henrikh Mkhitaryan (@HenrikhMkh) August 20, 2018Arsenal have had their worst start in 26 years after losing both of their opening Premier League games to Manchester City and Chelsea.“We are not thinking that something is going wrong, because we are on the right way,” Mkhitaryan said.“Even if we lose the first two games, it doesn’t mean we’re not going to finish in the top four.“We still have 36 games to go and anything can happen in the English Premier League, everybody knows that.“We’re staying positive with our heads up, just working hard for the next games.”Arsenal will be hoping to get their first points of the season on the table this Saturday when they play host to West Ham United.last_img read more

I want to win titles with BVB Manuel Akanji

first_imgThe 23-year-old believes his team can remain in the top of the German Bundesliga and even win titles in their competitionsSwitzerland national team youngster Manuel Akanji joined German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in January.Since then the defender has scored one goal in 16 matches.And now he’s enjoying the time at his club, that sits in first place in the standings with five wins and two draws.Dortmund is the only Bundesliga team that has yet to lose in the 2018-2019 season.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I am very satisfied in Dortmund, I want to win titles with BVB and compete in many more big tournaments with the Swiss national teams,” Akanji told The Blue Win.“I sense that I am also an important part of the offensive game,” he added.“The coach gives me the confidence and gives me the freedom to open the game from behind. On the defensive, I have to take more responsibility because, unlike last season, I’m usually the older of the two center-backs.”“I like that. Ultimately, however, as before, I must above all bring my performance,” he concluded.last_img read more

Premier is Key Note speaker at KPMG Summit

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 Sept 2015 – Premier Hon. Rufus Ewing will be one of several keynote speakers making presentations during the third installment of the KPMG Infrastructure Summit this October. Hon. Ewing joins several other Caribbean heads of government for the Summit, with the theme: “Transforming Island Economies.” Topics include: Public-Private Partnerships and Development and Sustainability for island nations. KPMG says on its website, “Private sector partnerships are playing an increasing role in helping governments to achieve not just their infrastructure agendas but their political agendas too.” The KPMG Island Infrastructure Summit will be hosted, once again, at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami, Florida from October 4-6, 2015. Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Related Items:JW MARQUIS, KPMG Infrastructure Summit, miami, premier rufus ewing Recommended for you Haitian gov’t official under investigation commits suicidelast_img read more

New Zika cases for TCI Activity to control revealed

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 20, 2016 – Three new cases of Zika for the Turks and Caicos confirmed the Government in a media release yesterday; taking the country count to 11.   Additionally, Government finally explains where the approved half a million in spending for Zika Virus control is going to be used, and half is set aside for the desperate problem of street cleaning.  Residents have been vocal about the quietness and about the apparent inactivity of the country’s Ministry of Health in the aftermath of the announcement since July; that Zika is here in TCI.  Weeks of that silence is broken and on Monday there was an update on an ongoing action plan which includes a breakdown in how that $500 thousand dollars – shifted from other capital works projects – will be used to fight the bite.  The Ministry of Health says, about $80k will be used for the promotion and awareness initiative by Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit while approximately $250k will be used for street cleaning by Public Works Department. It means, $170 thousand dollars is earmarked for the Environmental Health Department for staff support and other resource needs.  While the resource needs and augmentation of staff at EHD are not detailed, the report does – by island – say what has been done between February and August.  It lists that 2,147 premises inspections have been conducted; Grand Turk got the most of those… that there were 48 island wide clean ups, Provo led with 20… 594 swamp treatments, 469 fogging exercises in the six islands and in Grand Turk there been distribution of mosquito repellant to residents.  See more at MagneticMediaTV.com.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:11 cases of zika now in tci, government reveals plans to control zika, half a million allocated in the fight against zikalast_img read more

7 arrested 61 drivers ticketed by Mobile Division Officers during 48 hour

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 13, 2017 – Nassau – Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activities, has resulted in the arrest of nine (9) persons during the past 48 hours for, possession of dangerous drugs, causing damage and outstanding court warrants.Additionally, 61 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations.POLICE ARE APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC TO SHARE INFORMATION ON ANY ILLEGAL/SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8476 (FAMILY ISLANDS)WEEKLY PREVENTION CRIME TIP: IF YOU SEE OR SUSPECT A CRIME IS BEING COMMITTED; PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE FEATURES OF THE OFFENDER/S AND ANY VEHICLES INVOLVED.Please visit the Royal Bahamas Police Force Website at www.royalbahamaspolice.org or facebook page at www.facebook.com/rbpforce or follow Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade on Twitter, for Latest News, Daily Crime Reports and additional Crime Prevention Tips.Press Release: RBPF Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Alert Mobile Division officers nab males with an illegal gun

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 25, 2017 – Nassau – Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, alert officers from the Mobile Division took two adult males into custody after they seized another illegal handgun off the streets of New Providence on Sunday 24th September 2017.Shortly after 9.30am, alert officers from the Mobile Division were on routine patrol in the area of Anthol Road, Ridgeland Park, when they intercepted a Nissan Cube vehicle with two male occupants.   The two men were accosted and they along with the vehicle were searched. During the search a .45 pistol with a loaded magazine containing 10 rounds of ammunition was found.   The two male suspects were subsequently taken into custody.POLICE ARE APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC TO SHARE INFORMATION ON ANY ILLEGAL/SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS)WEEKLY PREVENTION CRIME TIPCell phone Safety  WHEN TALKING ON YOUR CELL PHONE, BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS AND WHO IS COMING AND GOING. CONCENTRATING MORE ON YOUR PHONE CONVERSATION THAN WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND YOU; MAKES YOU MORE LIKELY TO BECOME A VICTIM OF CRIME. Please visit the Royal Bahamas Police Force Website at www.royalbahamaspolice.org or facebook page at www.facebook.com/rbpforce or follow Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade on Twitter, for Latest News, Daily Crime Reports and additional Crime Prevention Tips. Related Items:last_img read more

Valencia agree personal terms with Javier Hernandez

first_imgValencia have reached a personal agreement with West Ham striker Javier Hernandez according to reports from the Spanish press.It’s believed under-pressure boss Marcelino Garcia Toral had given the green light for the deal as the player himself is keen on a move to the club.The news comes following the departure of striker Michy Batshuayi, who has returned to Chelsea ahead of a loan move to Monaco.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.According to Football Espana, Mexico’s all-time top scorer is keen on regular first-team football and is looking for a move to La Liga due to lack of game time at the East London club.Hernandez spent the 2014/15 campaign on loan at Real Madrid, where he netted seven goals in seven league starts and has played in Germany and England since.In an interview with Marca in November, the striker ‘did not rule out’ a departure from the Hammers: “My only desire is to play as much as possible and earn a starting place.”last_img read more

City Council approves new shortterm vacation rental rules

first_img Posted: August 1, 2018 August 1, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: short term vacation rentals FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Ashlie Rodriguez, Updated: 11:05 PMcenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego City Council held a second and final reading for new short-term rental regulations during a special meeting Wednesday, approving the new rules in a 6-2 vote.The second reading is required before the ordinance becomes law. Originally passed July 16, the regulations limit short-term rentals to primary residences for up to 180 days a year, preventing local and out-of-town investors from renting out multiple properties other than where they live. They also mandate three-night minimum stays in coastal areas and downtown San Diego.Additionally, regulations impose fee and licensing systems to fund enforcement activities related to short-term rentals and unrelated affordable housing initiatives.If approved, the ordinance will go into effect July 2019.The council voted 6-3 to approve the rules last month after a six-hour hearing that drew emotional appeals from both sides of the issue, including short-term rental industry advocates and others who believe they diminish neighborhood character and the housing stock for permanent residents.Short-term rental providers have decried the ordinance as a de facto ban and are expected to represent their positions during the public comment period of Wednesday’s council meeting.Eventual legal challenges to the regulations have also been brought up by rental advocates. KUSI Newsroom, Ashlie Rodriguez City Council approves new short-term vacation rental ruleslast_img read more

ASA FarmerLeader Reappointed to USDA Biotech Advisory Committee

first_imgThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that ASA past-President and current Board member Alan Kemper has been reappointed to serve a second, two-year term on its Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21). Kemper has served on AC21 since 2011.The committee is charged with examining the long-term impacts of biotechnology on the U.S. food and agriculture system and USDA, and providing guidance to USDA on issues related to the application of biotechnology in agriculture. The AC21 is a broad-based committee representing a wide range of interests and agricultural expertise.Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has charged AC21 members with focusing on a specific topic in the near term: to develop practical recommendations for strengthening coexistence among different agricultural production methods.last_img read more

Osama bin Laden The face of evil

first_imgThe tall, lean, rich man’s son could have spent his life lounging about Saudi Arabia in luxury. Instead, Osama bin Laden chose to kill.As a young man, he shot at Soviet invaders in Afghanistan. In middle age, he turned his wrath and far-reaching resources against the United States — the superpower he saw as spoiler of his homeland’s sacred cities.By the time of his death, his was the face of terrorism.President Barack Obama announced from the White House late Sunday that bin Laden had been killed by a special operation in Pakistan. His body is in the custody of U.S. officials.In the mind of the American public, bin Laden was often seen as the person whose sinister creativity resulted in atrocities committed in the name of Islamic fanaticism. In truth, experts said he served more as idol and motivator to militant Muslims who were convinced that America’s support of Israel and its presence in Saudi Arabia — home to the holy places of Medina and Mecca — demanded bloodshed.Bin Laden’s charismatic ways, his fortune and his ability to extract money from other wealthy Islamic extremists gave sophistication and firepower to a terrorism campaign that had been lurching from one haphazard car bombing to the next.last_img read more

Man found dead in Hazel Dell was homicide victim police say

first_imgClark County Major Crimes detectives continue to investigate the slaying of a 61-year-old man whose body was found Monday night in the parking lot of Riverview Community Bank in Hazel Dell.The death of David Michael Gates, a homeless man who frequented the Hazel Dell area and regularly visited businesses there, is considered a homicide, according to a bulletin issued Thursday afternoon.Gates’ body was first discovered about 8 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the branch at 1220 N.E. 88th St.In Thursday’s bulletin, presumably after an autopsy was conducted, detectives said they are not releasing exactly what killed Gates.In fact, the bulletin said deputies have little information about Gates.As a result, deputies are asking the public to call in tips, including about where Gates was Sunday and Monday — and about the people Gates spent time with.Those with information are asked to call detectives Kevin Harper or Lindsay Schultz with the Major Crimes Unit at 1-877-274-6311; or email them at CCSOMCU@gmail.com.John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com..last_img read more

Ballots mailed for Nov 8 general election

first_imgThe Clark County Elections Department mailed ballots Wednesday to all eligible registered voters for the Nov. 8 general election. Eligible voters who do not receive a ballot by Oct. 28 should call the elections department at 360-397-2345 and request a replacement ballot. Questions about registration can also be answered by officials at that telephone number.Requests can also be emailed to elections@clark.wa.gov.On Nov. 8, the process of entering the scanned ballot information into the ballot tabulation system will begin at 5 p.m. Preliminary election results will be announced at approximately 8:30 p.m. at Gaiser Hall at Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. Results will also be posted at http://clarkvotes.org.last_img