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first_imgGraham Arnold Graham Arnold’s resurrection: How the ‘Coach Whisperer’ helped create a Sydney FC beast Kieran Francis Last updated 1 year ago 12:36 1/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Graham Arnold Bradley Charles Stubbs Sydney Sydney v Wellington Phoenix A-League EXCLUSIVE: Sydney FC boss Graham Arnold and life coach Bradley Charles Stubbs talk to Goal about the partnership which helped transform the Sky Blues Sydney FC and their coach Graham Arnold were at rock bottom at the end of the 2015-16 A-League regular season.The Sky Blues missed the finals less than 12 months after narrowly falling short against Melbourne Victory in the grand final.Questions were raised about Arnold’s future at the club – finishing seventh in a 10 team league is most certainly a failed campaign. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But the negative noise about his future wasn’t just external, it was also felt by the man himself.”When things are good, there is no self doubt,” Arnold said to Goal in an exclusive interview.”But when things aren’t great, it doesn’t matter who you are, you always question yourself.”Enter Bradley Charles Stubbs. The man dubbed the “Coach Whisperer”. The man who deserves significant credit for the transformation of Arnold into the super coach he is today.Stubbs met Arnold briefly in 2015, but it was the infamous on-air argument between the Sky Blue coach and Fox Sports personality Adam Peacock in April 2016 that perked his interest.His teachings and subsequent work with Arnold prove the science of belief is one of the most powerful factors in sport. You can contact the “Coach Whisperer” Bradley Charles Stubbs at his website.His book ‘The Science Of Belief’ can be purchased on Amazon. “I saw his energy everywhere and I saw the things that were coming out of his mouth and I thought this is not the guy I met (in 2015).” Stubbs told Goal .”One day in August 2016 I was at home and something just said to me ‘ring Graham Arnold’.”I rang Graham on a blocked number and he answered.”After we chatted for a while, Graham said to me, “Bradley, I never pick up blocked numbers and I don’t know why I picked up today and here you are and we’re having this chat’.”It was the beginning of a working relationship that would lead Stubbs to become Arnold’s coaching mentor and also one of his closest friends.This was Stubbs first foray into the world of football – having previously worked with other high profile sporting coaches including Michael Cheika, Eddie Jones and Michael Maguire.Stubbs says he knows why coaches struggle, and the first step to start winning is for them to take responsibility for their actions.He also reveals one of Sydney FC’s ultimate goals for last season was set at the start of the campaign – an achievement they missed by the smallest margin.Graham Arnold Bradley Charles Stubbs“I put in place with Graham one of my programs with the goal of going undefeated for the season,” Stubbs said.”To me, that’s not a big deal – and there is plenty of coaches that believe but how much belief do they actually have?”If you look at coaches in their interviews, when they lose, they make all these excuses.”The only reason a coach doesn’t win is because the problem is in the mirror and they need to be aware of that.”The problem is with them – nowhere and no one else.”Stubbs introduced his ‘Expect To Win’ program to Arnold – a phrase you would have heard the Sydney FC coach use many times over the past 18 months.It involves introducing positive, energy filled words into the coach’s vocabulary and is designed to help the coach believe in themselves.”Bradley’s big strength with me was making me believe in myself and being someone that I can talk to about issues when you don’t usually someone to discuss those things with,” Arnold said.”He drummed into me ‘the words you speak are the words you get, the thoughts you think are the thoughts you get’.”He corrected my words – got me to get rid of the words ‘hope’ and ‘want’. In the past I would say to my players ‘I hope we win this weekend’.”I’m a big communicator. Every player I’ve coached would probably say one of my strengths is man management. The only way you can man manage is by communicating.Graham Arnold Sydney FC“Other coaches don’t talk to players or don’t really communicate that much. But I’m the opposite.”And when you communicate as much as I do, the messages and the words I speak are important to the players because what goes into their subconscious mind they then believe.”But it isn’t as simple as reading a program and changing your language.Stubbs always makes himself available to mentor Arnold and the pair often discuss specific situations about opposition teams.”Graham rings me 4-6 times a week and when he talks to me I ask him what kind of language he is using with the players,” Stubbs said.”I tell him, ‘don’t say that, say this. That word you just said there has no energy in it.”Every coach I have worked with, we use the media to put out the ‘mental warfare’ to bring out the doubts in the subconscious minds of opposition coaches and players.”If you have watched Arnold in press conferences and interviews over the past 18 months, the change in his use of words is profound.Although it may appear almost arrogant, the positive and ultra-confident language used by Arnold and his players is a product of the self belief that has been built.”My belief is so high and has been for the past few years, the players run off my belief and they believe in themselves,” Arnold said.”If you speak to my players, I don’t tell them what to say anymore at press conferences and interviews.Sydney FC Brisbane Roar“I used to tell them don’t say ‘hope’ or ‘want’, but instead say ‘will’ and other positive words. Now I don’t even talk to them about it, they just do it.”The mentality of the Sydney FC squad becomes clearer once you understand the work Stubbs has done with Arnold – in a period which has seen the club lift the A-League Championship, Premiers Plate and FFA Cup.This Sky Blue team have lost two games in 18 months and have repeatedly got results in matches when they have been behind or not played well.Even in the recent Australia Day clash with Melbourne Victory, Sydney FC were only behind for two minutes before Bobo’s equaliser deflated Kevin Muscat’s side.And who could forget last year’s A-League grand final? Victory led for 50 minutes and were ahead in the penalty shootout, but the Sky Blues got the job done.It’s all about belief.”We started seeing miracles happen,” Arnold explained.”The penalty shootout last year, I knew it was going to happen. I know it sounds weird but you can get to a stage where you can expect things and predict things.”That’s down to the self belief that has been built.”Sydney FCYou can feel Arnold bleeds Sky Blue and the incredible connection he has with the club.Two of Stubbs’ most important teachings are about sacrifice and belief – and it’s clear Arnold has invested heavily in both.It’s probably a reason why he isn’t leading the Socceroos to the World Cup – because of his desire to finish the job at Sydney FC.You can be sure the Sky Blues would have been keen to go undefeated this campaign – a goal already dashed by defeat to Central Coast.But while they have a similar amount of points and goals difference now compared with the same stage last season, Arnold explains there is one important difference.”I can’t see a trophy in the cabinet for 2017-18. Where is it?” he said.”It’s all about getting greater and greater. You have done nothing yet. You haven’t achieved anything this season..”I say that to my players today. You are in a great position but we’ve achieved nothing.”It’s all about what we do from here going forward. Don’t rest on your laurels and the past. It’s all about being greater as individuals and as a team.”last_img read more

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 24: Clouds over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum turn pink in color as the sun sets during the Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)The hits keep coming for the USC Trojans as another former top recruit has reportedly entered the transfer portal and is seeking to move on from the Trojans football program. According to college football insider Bruce Feldman, former four-star wide receiver Trevon Sidney has entered his name into the transfer portal.The news comes just a day after former five-star recruit Bru McCoy announced his plans to transfer from USC to Texas following Kliff Kingsbury’s departure from the program.It’s a tough break for Clay Helton and company, who are just trying to hold the team together at this point.SOURCE: Another #USC WR has entered The Transfer Portal. It’s Trevon Sidney who had 7 catches for 104 yards in 2018. Has two seasons of eligibility remaining. https://t.co/jGMJzckF1h— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 26, 2019Sidney finished the 2018 season with seven receptions for 104 yards after compiling just three catches for 35 yards during his redshirt freshman season. If he ends up leaving the program, Sidney would have to sit for one of his two years of remaining eligibility unless he graduates first.Sidney was the No. 26 wide receiver in the 2016 recruiting class and the No. 21 player from the state of California, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He was the No. 143 recruit overall.Losing McCoy and Sidney leaves the Trojans with just nine scholarship receivers on the team. Stay tuned for the latest college football transfer news.last_img read more

first_imgLe gouvernement rappelle aux parents, aux élèves, aux enseignants, aux administrateurs et aux employeurs de remplir un questionnaire en ligne d’ici le vendredi 8 juillet afin d’aider à préparer une politique sur l’assiduité scolaire, politique qui visera à accroître la réussite des élèves en classe. Le ministère de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance souhaite obtenir des commentaires sur des enjeux et des idées clés pour améliorer l’assiduité globale des élèves. À partir des renseignements recueillis au moyen du sondage en ligne, des groupes de discussion, des consultations et des recherches, le Ministère préparera une nouvelle politique pour fournir dès l’automne une approche uniforme dans les écoles. « Je tiens à remercier les personnes qui ont déjà exprimé leur opinion et j’encourage davantage de Néo-Écossais à nous communiquer leurs idées sur la manière de mieux soutenir l’apprentissage des élèves par le truchement d’une meilleure assiduité, a dit la ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance, Karen Casey. Nous savons qu’il s’agit là d’une question complexe et qu’il y a beaucoup de raisons pour lesquelles les élèves s’absentent. C’est pourquoi nous avons besoin de parler avec les élèves, les parents et les enseignants pour aider à élaborer une politique qui est suffisamment souple pour tenir compte des besoins individuels des élèves et pour respecter le jugement professionnel et les connaissances de nos enseignants. Le Plan d’action en matière d’éducation vise à aider les élèves à mieux réussir, et cela comprend le fait de favoriser leur présence régulière à l’école au moyen d’une politique panprovinciale d’assiduité scolaire. Vous trouverez le questionnaire à l’adresse www.ednet.ns.ca/fr/consultations-sur-la-politique-provinciale-sur-lassiduite .last_img read more

first_imgIndigenous women in Vancouver say the release of a report calling the disappearance and murder of Indigenous women and girls a “genocide” marks the end of a painful process but justice will require action.Sharon McIvor says she has been part of the fight for the rights of Indigenous women for more than 40 years and she didn’t believe she would live to see the day that the report would be released.But she says it will only have teeth if the federal government enacts laws to protect Indigenous women, including amending the Indian Act to give women equal status to men.Others spoke at a news conference of the difficulty in participating in the inquiry process.Lorelei Williams says despite working to deal with trauma she has experienced, she almost couldn’t get out of bed on the day she was to testify.Her aunt Belinda Williams has been missing for more than 40 years and the DNA of her cousin Tanya Holyk was found on serial killer Robert Pickton’s farm.The report from the inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls contains more than 200 recommendations.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

A 37-year-old Brampton man is dead after a head-on crash in Halton Hills.Wellington County OPP responded to a two-car collision just before 7:30 a.m., Saturday morning on The Halton-Erin Townline in Ballinafad, near Georgetown.The Brampton man was driving a Kia. He was pronounced dead at the scene while his 37-year-old wife, who was in the passenger seat, was rushed to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.Police say the 19-year-old male driver of the second vehicle, a minivan, was taken to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries.“It is a very narrow stretch of road,” said Cst. Joshua Cunningham. “There is very little shoulder at the crest of the hill where the crash happened.”OPP Technical Collision investigators are collecting evidence at the scene, as a result, 32nd Side Road has been closed between Fourth Line and Fifth Line.Cunningham said the cause of the crash is still under investigation but they are looking at speed as a factor. read more

Mr. Moreno Ocampo was sworn in as the first chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), based The Hague, with the President of the Assembly of States Parties charged with shaping the Court, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan, administering the oath of office. The States Parties unanimously elected Mr. Moreno Ocampo in April.The ICC was inaugurated on 11 March with the election of its 18 judges. Once the Court’s registrar has been elected, as is expected to take place later this month, all its senior officials will be in place.The tribunal will have jurisdiction over the most serious breaches of international law – trying individuals rather than states, and holding them accountable for war crimes, including, genocide, mass murder, torture, and, once defined, the crime of aggression.The Rome Statute – the ICC’s establishing treaty – entered into force 1 July 2002, and the Court’s jurisdiction will cover only crimes committed after that date. The Statute has thus far been ratified by 90 countries and signed by 139.Mr. Moreno Ocampo will head the Office of the Prosecutor, which acts as a separate organ of the ICC, and will conduct investigations and prosecutions of crimes that fall within the Court’s jurisdiction. Under the Rome Statute, the Prosecutor can initiate an investigation upon referral by a State Party or by the UN Security Council, of a situation in which there is a reasonable basis to believe that such crimes have been or are being committed.In a statement released in Geneva today, Acting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Bertrand Ramcharan, welcomed Mr. Moreno Ocampo’s swearing in. Later this week, Mr. Ramcharan will be participating in the ICC’s opening slate of hearings organized by the Prosecutors Office. He pledged the full support of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to Mr. Moreno Ocampo in carrying out his historic responsibilities. read more

A woman who began her career in law as a 15-year-old on work experience has become the country’s youngest ever female judge.Briony Clarke, 31, was sworn in as a deputy district judge at Chelmsford Crown Court yesterday.  Her swift ascent has seen her stay at the same Essex firm where she first did a work placement as a teenager, Taylor Haldane Barlex LLP (THB) in Chelmsford.She was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2009, became an accredited Duty Solicitor in 2010, an associate at THB in 2013, and a partner there in 2014. As as he took her judicial oaths yesterday, Judge Charles Gratwicke described her as “one of our own.” Praising her for her achievement he added : “It’s nice to have someone from our own community, embarking on the same career that we have all at some stage had to launch ourselves into.”Commenting on how young she was to achieve what she has he said her compulsory retirement date would be in January 2056.”It’s a long time. It just goes to show how young you are and how long a career you have. Many congratulations. Enjoy it,” he said. The youngest ever lawyer to become a judge in the UK is Richard Wright QC who was made a deputy district judge at the age of 29 in 2006. A spokesman for THB said: “We believe she is the youngest female applicant to have been successful.”It is without doubt an extraordinary personal achievement and the partnership is absolutely delighted for her. Briony will continue her practice and sit as a Deputy District Judge part time.”  THB are delighted to announce that Briony Clarke, who started with us as an administrative assistant some 16… https://t.co/JN4dgBxGWx— THB Solicitors (@thblegal) January 18, 2017 Briony Clarke, 31, left, was sworn in as a deputy district judge at Chelmsford Crown Court Briony Clarke, 31, left, was sworn in as a deputy district judge at Chelmsford Crown Court Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

An 18-year-old Berbice mother of two and her family were the victims of multiple atrocities committed on them by two armed bandits who greeted them after they returned home from an outing.The young mother was abducted and raped, while her family was also robbed of cash and jewellery by the two bandits, who fired shots in the direction of a four-month-old baby, to have the family comply with their demands.The 18-year-old mother of two and her 52-year-old mother arrived home on Monday evening about 22:00h from the Berbice Expo, and saw two men under the house, but could not escape.The house is situated close to the Corentyne Highway. The unemployed elder mother said both men were carrying guns.“My daughter had her two children, and one went to her and the other one came to me and put me to lie down. He put his foot on me and then kick me and say that they want the money and jewellery,” the woman said.She told this publication that both men were masked.She explained that her daughter was pushed into the hammock with her four-month-old baby and her other child were placed to sit on the ground.At the time, the woman’s 32-year-old differently abled son was in the upper flat of the house, but owing to his disability, he was unable to aid his mother and sister.The woman related that he managed to run away from the men and rushed over to her neighbour’s yard. She said the Police were called and they responded quickly, but as the men left, they grabbed her teenage daughter and took her with them.The teenager related that the men demanded her cellular phone and the silver jewellery she was wearing at the time.She said that two gunshots were fired – one landing inches away from her baby’s head.“They told me that I have to go with them and they pull me and carry me down to the cemetery,” she said.In tears, the teen told this publication that one of the men then raped her.According to her, when he was finished, the second one was about to rape her also, but they saw the flashing lights of the Police vehicle and both escaped.“When they finish with me, they tell me don’t tell nobody or they will come back to me…”The scared teenager also related that since the incident, a particular neighbour has been mocking and teasing her about the incident. She said this has made her more depressed about the ordeal.Meanwhile, Police on Tuesday arrested a man at his Whim Village, Berbice home in connection with the incident.Investigations are ongoing. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBandit accidentally shot and killed by accomplice after robbing Berbice familyAugust 22, 2016In “Crime”One arrested in connection with murder of Corentyne domestic workerFebruary 9, 2017In “Crime”Bandits strike again in Black Bush PolderMay 19, 2019In “Crime” read more

first_imgTomTom demande à ses utilisateurs de supprimer les radars de leurs GPSPour se conformer à la nouvelle législation sur les appareils de guidage routier, TomTom a contacté ses clients pour leur demander de mettre à jour leur appareil et y supprimer les bases de données de radars.TomTom doit désormais lui aussi se conformer à la nouvelle loi sur les appareils de guidage routier. Ces derniers ne peuvent plus intégrer de données sur la position de radars et alerter les utilisateurs avant d’en rencontrer un. L’entreprise vient donc d’envoyer un mail à ses utilisateurs leur demandant de supprimer la base de données présente dans leurs appareils. L’application iOS sera également mise à jour.À lire aussiHuawei HW-01D : un smartphone dédié aux parents inquiets…Le fabricant a mis en ligne un guide explicatif en deux étapes pour se mettre en règles avec ces nouvelles lois. Premièrement, il faut désactiver manuellement les alertes radars de son appareil, puis ensuite connecter son appareil pour y appliquer une mise à jour supprimant temporairement la base de données des radars.Car TomTom travaille à un nouveau système d’avertissement de zones à risque, les mêmes que sur les détecteurs du type Coyote, et également concernés par ces mesures. Ces zones peuvent concerner plusieurs kilomètres, pour inciter l’automobiliste à rester prudent tout au long de son parcours, et non pas seulement à l’emplacement d’un radar.En cas de non respect de cette mesure, la sanction s’avère très lourde. L’automobiliste en infraction s’expose à 1.500 euros d’amende et la perte de six points sur son permis de conduire rappelle Numérama. Le 10 janvier 2012 à 11:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Crews cap gas leak at Deerfield Beach restaurant

first_imgDEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A hazmat team responded to a gas leak at a restaurant in Deerfield Beach.According to Broward Sheriff’s Office officials, a witness reported the smell of gas coming from the Tradition Restaurant near Sixth Street and South Federal Highway, Wednesday afternoon.The leak has since been capped and the all-clear was given.No one was hurt in this incident.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgA wolf assesses the odds of stealing scavenged food from a brown bear, while two ravens feast on bits of food at the edges. Photo by Gordon Haber.The state of Alaska has, in recent years, loosened the rules for hunting wolves and bears, but federal wildlife managers aren’t going along with it. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed new rules for predator hunting on national refuges in Alaska.Download AudioThe agency has proposed to ban taking brown bears with bait, hunting wolves during the denning season, and trapping bears, among other harvest methods. The ban would not apply to subsistence hunting, and some methods in the proposed ban aren’t broadly legal in the state anyway.The Fish and Wildlife Service published the new proposed rule Friday. It is following in the controversial footsteps of the National Park Service. The Park Service last year banned several predator hunting practices that the Alaska Board of Game allows. The state, and sport-hunting advocates, call it a federal incursion on Alaska’s right to manage its own game.The Fish and Wildlife Service plans nine public hearings across Alaska, starting this month in Kotzebue and Kodiak.last_img read more

first_imgIn the original incarnation of Super Mario Brothers for the NES, the pair of mustachioed Italian plumbers waged bloodless battle through a surreal two-dimensional world of walking mushroom zombies, turkey turtles, and spazzy lizard kings in order to save a princess who was way out of their league. And that was just great in 1985.Of course, if SMB were made today, the gamer audience would demand that foes were taken out in a more extreme fashion than jumping on them or socking them with a lubricated turtle shell. The above is an example of how a modern-day Mario and friends would take Bowser and his army of mindless goombas out in order to become the new kings of the Mushroom Kingdom. via The Daily Whatlast_img read more

Plan to launch Brazils only slave memoir revisit dark past

first_img Sponsored Stories The 29-year-old website entrepreneur was among dozens of Brazilians chosen for a recent documentary project that used DNA samples to trace ancestral connections to Africa. Luna traced her roots to Nigeria, where she was taken by the project to visit a slave port near Lagos.The experience, she said, changed her image of herself. “I am part of something much bigger than I imagined.”______Adriana Gomez Licon is on Twitter http://twitter.com/agomezliconCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall “It was cruel just like anywhere else. But it’s unknown to the population, especially to our black population, our youth,” said Marcelo Dias, president of the Rio de Janeiro bar association, which set up the truth commission.Unlike in the United States, where thousands of slaves recorded their stories of bondage and freedom during the campaign for abolition, Baquaqua’s extensive account is the only one known to exist from Brazil.Baquaqua dictated his story, speaking in imperfect English, while living in Canada in 1854. He said he’d been born to a merchant family around 1824 in West Africa, in what is now Benin. While acting as a messenger and assistant for a local chieftain, he was captured in 1845 and shipped to a beach near Recife, Brazil. He was sold to a baker, whom he said would beat him even during church services. Later, he was sold in Rio de Janeiro to the captain of a merchant ship, which sailed in 1847 to New York, where slavery had been abolished.As he recounted, “the first word in English that my two companions (from the ship) and myself ever learned was ‘free.’”Baquaqua tried to escape as soon as the vessel arrived in New York but was jailed. He later broke free with the help of abolitionists and fled to Boston, then Haiti. 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Through partnerships with universities in the U.S. and Angola, the commission and others hope to access even more archives kept abroad that could help quantify how much the government gained by taxing slave traders.“Our role is to reopen old wounds,” Dias said.The idea to publish Baquaqua’s life story in Brazil came last year from Lovejoy, who knew Veras from their mutual work on a project to build an international database of slave biographies.Baquaqua’s story, Lovejoy said, “allows teachers to have an example they can talk about at a level kids can understand. It’s no longer an abstract concept.”The book will be released in Portuguese later this year. In August, Veras will launch a website to share information about Baquaqua and he currently is leading workshops in Pernambuco state to help teachers incorporate the tale in their curricula. An artist in Bahia is helping illustrate a version of the story for children.Since 2003, Brazilian schools have been required by law to teach African studies, but scholars say there still isn’t enough material and expertise.“We have no reference of anything, know nothing of our culture that is not the cliche samba and feijoada,” said Juliana Luna, referring to Brazil’s traditional stew. Comments   Share   RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Taken from Africa and sold into slavery in Brazil, Mahommah Baquaqua’s tale of escape to freedom in New York is the only known story of its kind, an in-depth, firsthand account of slavery in the South America country.But few in Brazil are aware of Baquaqua’s biography which, 160 years after it was written, is being published in Portuguese for the first time as momentum builds for the country to examine its complex racial past. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Mesa family survives lightning strike to home New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies In this June 9, 2015 photo, a man descends steps while hauling a bag at, “Pedra do Sal” or “Rock of Salt”, a site where slaves carved steps to climb a hill with heavy loads of salt, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil had more slaves than any other nation in the Americas, yet many experts say the nation has never truly acknowledged what 4 million Africans suffered through before, and after they landed on the nation’s shores. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) Top Stories Baquaqua later traveled to Great Britain, intending to travel to Africa as a Christian missionary. But any record of him after 1857 has yet to be found and it’s unclear what became of him.“The Biography of Mahommah G. Baquaqua” was printed in Detroit in 1854 and the former slave went on speaking tours to promote the book, said Paul Lovejoy, an expert in African diaspora history at York University in Toronto who helped resurrect the biography for a 2007 edition.It’s not clear how many copies were printed, but the story circulated primarily among abolitionists in the United States, Lovejoy said. It never was distributed in Brazil, where printing presses long were banned by Portuguese colonizers.Many scholars believe the lack of slave narratives in Brazil kept the country from understanding its true history. The so-called Baquaqua Project, the drive to spread his story and further research his life, is part of a wide effort involving historians, artists and lawyers working to uncover the country’s past.The truth commission led by Dias could seek reparations from the state for what he said is a “historical obligation.” While black people today count for half the population, giving Brazil more blacks than any country beside Nigeria, 18 percent hold important positions in large companies, Congress, courts or the entertainment industry, according to a recent survey by newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. A truth commission was established this year to investigate Brazil’s 350-year period of slavery. Next year, tourists coming for the Olympic Games will be able to walk a pathway marking historical sites such as a mass grave for slaves who died en route from Africa.A website about Baquaqua’s life will launch next month; work on a children’s book is under way; and school teachers in a northeastern state are being coached on how to incorporate him into their lessons.“We are seeing a lot of interest from the general public to know about this story,” said Bruno Veras, one of the researchers and translators working to bring Baquaqua’s biography to a Brazilian audience.“Brazil is essentially African but it does not feel that way,” he said. “The story of Baquaqua brings this new possibility for people to identify with this new character.”Before abolishing slavery in 1888, becoming the last country in the Americas to do so, Brazil was the world’s largest slave market. But modern researchers say earlier experts were eager to feed into the country’s mythology of racial democracy and spread a false notion that slavery in Brazil was benign compared to that of the United States.last_img read more

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first_imgHayman Island by InterContinental has strengthened its commitment to talentHayman Island by InterContinental has strengthened its commitment to talentHayman Island by InterContinental has strengthened its commitment to talent development and innovation, announcing an ambitious team to guide the resort into a new era of luxury from 1 July 2019. From complete culinary reimagination to immersive spa experiences, nine new hires will drive the resort’s commitment to delivering guests a world-class experience at Australia’s most iconic private island resort.These new hires join a family of more than 375,000 colleagues in over 100 countries, working in IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally to deliver true hospitality.Hospitality HeavyweightsUnder the expert guidance of IHG, the hospitality team at Hayman Island by InterContinental has seen a plethora of new and exciting hires who will lead the charge:Adam Leonard has been appointed Director of Sales for Hayman Island and joins the team from previous roles at Starwood, Fiji Marriott Momi Bay and Sydney Harbour Marriott. Adam’s robust experience in the luxury market made him the perfect candidate to represent Hayman across the globe from Australian shores all the way to LA.Gabriella Highman brings her skills to the role of Business Development Manager for MICE Conversion. Driven by a glowing repertoire of successes, Gabriella brings a wealth of global experience from working for luxury brands such as Mr & Mrs Smith and ILTM.Erin Williams joins as a Business Development Manager after an illustrious career of over 11 years that has taken her all over Australia. Her recent experience at Crowne Plaza Alice Springs and Terrigal has seen her perfect the art of customer experience.Mausumi Barooah has been appointed as Business Development Manager for Wholesale and Leisure. A lover of the fast-paced hospitality industry, Mausumi will open the gateway to new and unforgettable island experiences for our partners, leaning on experience from her time at Oberoi Hotels & Resorts and The Grace Hotel in Sydney.Rebecca Murthen joins the team as Events Executive for Weddings & Social. Rebecca returns to Hayman Island where she held a position back in 2016 as a VIP Private Butler, delivering truly immersive experiences to the high-end clientele. Rebecca will combine her prior knowledge and affiliation of the island with the skills she has acquired working for properties such as InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto and Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.Restoring BalanceA new hire promises to bring a fresh feel to the world-renowned luxury spa at Hayman Island, bringing InterContinental’s unparalleled levels of excellency to the 13-room oasis.Amanda Burleigh has been appointed as Spa Manager for Hayman Island by InterContinental. Amanda draws on her 20 years of experience to bring the highest level of knowledge and guest experience to her position. Amanda is no stranger to island life with a wealth of experience from previous positions on Heron Island and Daydream Island prior to her most recent position at Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort.Climbing to New Culinary HeightsThe appointment of three culinary pedigrees will be the guiding force behind the five distinct dining destinations and bar offerings on Hayman Island by InterContinental.Joshua Dows joins the team as Director of Restaurants and Bars, leading the charge on culinary direction and conceptualisation. Dows earned his stripes on board luxury cruise ships, catering to the many and varied needs and desires of 3,000 passengers.Erwin Joven has been appointed as Director of Kitchens. Joven has extensive experience working as an Executive Chef in luxury remote locations such as recent positions held at Amanpulo in the Philippines, Vomo Island Resort Fiji and Peter Island Resort and Spa in the British Virgin Islands.Anthony Kramer joins the team as Executive Sous Chef, having returned to Australia after a decade working in a high-end resort in Vietnam. Kramer brings a wealth of originality and experience working on Lord Howe Island, the Maldives and other remote island locations across the globe.As world leaders in the hospitality industry, IHG continues to be one of the world’s best places to work, accredited as an Aon Best Employer globally, and in Australia, for the past two years.Hayman Island by InterContinental will embark on a new era of luxury from 1 July. Source = Hayman Island by InterContinentallast_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   Top Stories What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ The Arizona Cardinals are one of many teams expected topursue Colts QB Peyton Manning once he’s released by theteam.Manning would be an instant upgrade over their currentQBs, and if healthy would make the Cardinals immediateSuper Bowl contenders.Still, they’ll have to compete with everyone else forfuture Hall of Famer’s services, with the Jets, Dolphinsand Redskins being a few of the teams mentioned.center_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Well, good news, Cardinals fans. According to sportsbetting site Bovada, the Cardinals are the odds-on-favorite to land the QB this offseason.The Cardinals are listed as 2:1 favorites, followed by theRedskins at 5:2, Dophins at 3:1 and Jets at 7:2. The Colts, who are expected to release the QB, are listedat 7:1.While this could be reason for optimism (if not plaincelebration), it’s worth noting that the people who setthese lines have been wrong before. After all, the Patriots were 3-point favorites in Sunday’sSuper Bowl… Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

DBRS confirms Cyprus at BBB low Stable Trend

first_imgDBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS) has confirmed Cyprus’ Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency – Issuer Ratings at BBB (low). At the same time, DBRS confirmed Cyprus’ Short-Term Foreign and Local Currency – Issuer Ratings at R-2 (middle). The trend on all ratings is stable, it said.The agency said that the confirmation of the Stable trend reflected DBRS’s view that while the Cypriot economy continues to perform robustly, more progress is needed to reduce risks to financial stability further.Cyprus’ real GDP growth was 3.9 per cent in 2018, among the strongest in the Euro area, and the forecast for 2019 is 3.6 per cent. Last year, Cyprus made significant progress in reducing vulnerabilities in the banking sector, reflecting the government’s and the banks’ stepped up efforts, DBRS said.Together, the orderly liquidation of Cyprus Cooperative Bank and the banks’ sale of non-performing exposures (NPEs) almost halved the stock of the banking sector’s NPEs in 2018. Later this year, the government is set to implement its social scheme (‘ESTIA’) aimed at addressing NPEs related to retail mortgages, which remain very high.The BBB (low) ratings are supported by Cyprus’ solid budget position, its prudent public debt management framework, its Eurozone membership fostering sustainable macroeconomic policies, and its openness to investment encouraging a favourable business environment.“Nevertheless, Cyprus also faces significant credit challenges related to still sizable NPEs in the banking sector, high levels of private and public sector debt, external imbalances, and the small size of its service-driven economy, which exposes Cyprus to adverse changes in external demand,” DBRS said.It said the ratings could come under upward pressure from sustained healthy economic growth and sound fiscal position, which would contribute to the downward trajectory in the public debt ratio.Moreover, further progress in substantially reducing banks’ NPEs and private sector debt, and the strengthening of the banking sector would be positive for the ratings.“However, the ratings could come under downward pressure in a period of significantly weak growth, combined with large fiscal imbalances or materialisation of large contingent liabilities. A reversal of the downward trajectory in NPEs could also be negative,” it added.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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