In case you missed it, May is Bike Month, meaning communities nationwide are celebrating all things cycling and promoting the positive effects that bike commuting and bike culture in general have on the environment and the overall health and well-being of cities and towns.According the the Bike League, 40% of all trips taken in the U.S. are less than two miles, making biking a feasible and fun way to get to work.From 2000 to 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the U.S. grew by more than 62 percent.Those stats are particularly important when you consider that if the average person biked to work once every two weeks instead of driving, we could prevent the pollution of close to one billion gallons of gasoline from entering the atmosphere every year.The main event during Bike Month is Bike to Work Day, and that’s going down tomorrow.Across the country volunteers will be setting up pit stops where bike commuters can pull in for a cup of coffee or a bagel on their way to work. There are also celebratory events taking place after the work day is over.In Asheville, North Carolina biking enthusiasts are celebrating Bike to Work Day the best way they know how—with post work brews.Such celebration is particularly timely given that given that New Belgium, one of the craft brewing industry’s biggest biking advocates, has just opened the doors of its Asheville tap room and distribution hub.On Friday, May 20, New Belgium Asheville will donate $1 of every pint, and a small gift will be given to anyone who rides their bike to the brewery. Tune ups will also be available, and at 6 p.m., the breweries will donate collective Bike from Work proceeds to local non-profits.“We support Asheville becoming a better city for bicycling and what better way than to do that with beer and friends,” says Michael Craft, New Belgium VIPer Ambassador and national bicycle advocate. “We also support having fun, so come by the Liquid Center, enjoy a beverage and get a view of the City’s soon-to- open greenway while you sip a pint on our deck.” Related Articles: Learn more about Bike to Work Day and find pit stops and events near you here.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A funeral Thursday in Amityville for a woman whose disappearance led to the discovery of a serial killer’s dumping group four years ago helped her loved ones grieve, yet closure remained elusive.That’s because Shannan Gilbert’s family believes that the 24-year-old escort from New Jersey was murdered in Oak Beach, where her skeletal remains were found in December 2011, 20 months after she was reported missing. And her killer, they say, is still on the loose. But, Suffolk County police have said that they suspect that she drowned in the marsh where she was found.“She’ll never be at rest until I complete the fight and give her justice,” Marie Gilbert, Shannan’s mother, told reporters after the service at Amityville Cemetery.The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office has said that her cause of death was “undetermined.” Famed coroner Dr. Michael Baden, who volunteered to perform a second examination, told Fox News, where he is a contributor, that she appears to have suffered a broken hyoid bone in her neck, which indicates she may have been strangled.Baden has performed the exam Monday at a Lynbrook funeral home. The family’s attorney, John Ray, of Miller Place-based Ray, Mitev & Associates, said that Baden’s report will be released soon.Ray is representing the family in a lawsuit against Dr. Peter Hackett, who allegedly told Mari that he took Shannan in and drugged her before she went missing. Hackett later denied those claims in media interviews. Police have said that neither Hackett nor Shannan’s last client, Joseph Brewer, are suspects in her death.“We have slogged through the slime and muck of this case on a path that has revealed large quantities of poignant evidence not found or used by law enforcement,” Ray said while eulogizing Shannan.Police declined to comment on the family’s claims. Ray is also suing Suffolk police in an attempt to have authorities turn over the 911 call recordings Shannan made shortly before she disappeared.Police were searching for Gilbert when they discovered 10 sets of human remains—half of whom were also identified as escorts—along Ocean Parkway between December 2010 and the following April 2011.While reflecting upon her daughter’s short life, Mari took solace in the role that Shannan played in leading investigators to the remains, which allowed the families of those identified to lay their loved ones to rest.“Maybe that was her destiny,” Mari said. “To help other families.”Shannan Gilbert’s remains were found in Oak Beach in December 2011.
Share Reverend Justin WelbyThe Most Reverend Justin Welby has been enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury.The 57-year-old was formally sworn in as head of the Church of England and spiritual leader of the 77 million-strong Anglican global communion. In his first sermon, he said: “There is every possible reason for optimism about the future of Christian faith in our world and in this country.” Prime Minister David Cameron and the Prince of Wales were among the 2,000 guests at Canterbury Cathedral.Archbishop Welby told them: “The present challenges of environment and economy, of human development and global poverty, can only be faced with extraordinary Christ-liberated courage.”He went on: “Courage is released in a society that is under the authority of God, so that we may become the fully human community of which we all dream.”The archbishop acknowledged that people “may properly differ on the degrees of state and private responsibility in a healthy society”.But he said: “If we sever our roots in Christ we abandon the stability which enables good decision-making.“There can be no final justice, or security, or love, or hope in our society if it is not finally based on rootedness in Christ.”The BBC’s Emily Buchanan says the new archbishop put his “personal stamp” on the service.“Since he was appointed, Justin Welby has made a point of being self deprecating, showing great surprise that he was chosen at all,” says our correspondent. For the first time in history, a woman – the Venerable Sheila Watson, Archdeacon of Canterbury – carried out one of the two enthronements when she installed the archbishop on the diocesan throne in the cathedral, symbolising his appointment as bishop of Canterbury.He was then sworn in as the Archbishop of Canterbury by the Dean of Canterbury, the Very Rev Robert Willis, on the marble chair of St Augustine. The service marks the last stage in the Archbishop of Canterbury’s appointment following the confirmation of his election in February.At the start of the service, Archbishop Welby struck the West Door of the cathedral three times with his staff before it was opened to allow his entry.A young member of the Anglican communion, 17-year-old Evangeline Kanagasooriam, then asked the archbishop, “Who are you and why do you request entry?” and “Why have you been sent to us?”Tradition dictates that the archbishop had to knock three times before entering the cathedralHe replied: “I am sent as archbishop to serve you, to proclaim the love of Christ and with you to worship and love him with heart and soul, mind and strength.”Representatives of the world’s major religions were among the congregation for a service blending the traditional and modern, with hymns, African dancers, Punjabi music and improvised organ music. A strong African element to the service reflected the archbishop’s ties with the continent through his former job as an oil executive and most recently in peace and reconciliation work.Other personal touches included the archbishop’s colourful vestments which were originally designed and made for the late Bishop of Peterborough, the Most Rev Ian Cundy, who was his tutor at Cranmer Hall, Durham, where he trained in preparation for ordination.Worldwide leaderArchbishop Welby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, takes on several roles – diocesan bishop of Canterbury, head of the southern province of the Church of England, senior bishop of all England and spiritual leader of the worldwide Anglican communion.The archbishop had tweeted during the build-up to the service. He wrote: “Out early this morning, Canterbury is beautiful, human scale and history falling out of the walls everywhere. Grateful to be here.”Meanwhile, Pope Francis, whose inauguration Mass was on Tuesday, sent a goodwill message to Archbishop Welby.“I look forward to meeting you in the near future, and to continuing the warm fraternal relations that our predecessors enjoyed,” he said.Archbishop Welby, 57, is married with five children. He went to school at Eton, and later Cambridge University. He rose to the top of the oil industry – ending up as treasurer of Enterprise Oil – and gave up a six-figure salary to train as a priest.He was a vicar in Warwickshire, a canon of Coventry Cathedral, and the Dean of Liverpool, before being appointed as Bishop of Durham in November 2011.‘Lifelong union’The major role played by a female cleric in the service comes just four months after the Church of England General Synod narrowly defeated legislation to introduce women bishops in spite of a speech in favour of women bishops by Archbishop Welby.Ahead of his enthronement, the archbishop told the BBC that while he supported the Church of England’s formal opposition to same-sex relationships, he was “challenged as to how we respond to it”.He acknowledged that some gay couples have loving, stable and monogamous relationships.“The Church of England holds very firmly, and continues to hold to the view, that marriage is a lifelong union of one man to one woman,” he said.“At the same time, at the heart of our understanding of what it is to be human, is the essential dignity of the human being. And so we have to be very clear about homophobia.”BBC News 108 Views no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet FaithLifestyle Archbishop of Canterbury enthroned by: – March 21, 2013
Sharing is caring! 8 Views no discussions Share LocalNews Dual citizenship trial adjourned until Tuesday 13th September, 2011. by: – September 8, 2011 Tweet Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on his way to Court on Monday morning.The dual citizenship trial involving Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Member of Parliament for the La Plaine Constituency and Minister for Education Honourable Petter St. Jean, Leader of the Opposition Untied Workers Party Honourable Ronald Green and Maynard Joseph has been adjourned until Tuesday 13th September, 2011.The cross-examination of Mr Green continued this morning by Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan who is the head of the legal team for the Defendants.President of the United Workers Party and Member of Parliament for the Marigot Constituency Honourable Eddison James’s witness statement was tendered into evidence after which he was cross examined.As a result of the imminent threat of Tropical Storm Maria which might cause the cancelation of flights by LIAT, Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes requested that Court be adjourned earlier today to accommodate his travelling plans for the weekend to visit family.Both legal teams agreed to the adjournment which Justice Gertel Thom granted.Court has been adjourned until the 13th of September, 2011 when Mr. Dave Bruney will be called to the stand to testify.Domincia Vibes News Share Share
23 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Britain’s APD response ‘a slap in the face’ for Caribbean by: – December 7, 2011 Share St Kitts and Nevis Minister of Tourism and International Transportation Ricky Skerritt making a statement in the St Kitts and Nevis National assembly on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Erasmus Williams)BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The British government’s announcement on Tuesday that it will continue to discriminate against the Caribbean in relation to the banding aspect of the Air Passenger Duty (APD) system, has been described as “a slap in the face for all Caribbean people.”In a 26-page document published on Tuesday, the British government said that APD rates to Caribbean destinations will continue to be considerably higher than those to some competitor destinations. Furthermore, the fact that premium economy passengers will continue to be charged the same APD as first class passengers is a blow for those customers wanting to upgradeOver a period of three years, the Caribbean and its community in the UK have consistently sought to raise the issue of APD at all levels of the British government and with the UK parliament. St Kitts and Nevis Minister of Tourism Ricky Skerritt, chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) said: “Today’s announcement on the APD is a slap in the face for all Caribbean people. It dismisses all of the research and information CTO has provided to the British government over the past three years, and it contradicts the message sent by the UK Chancellor, George Osborne MP, in March 2011 when he cited the discrepancy between the USA and Caribbean APD rates as one of the reasons for holding a consultation on reform of UK APD. The Caribbean is the most tourism-dependent region of the world and the British government’s decision totally ignores the negative effect that APD is having on our economies and the Caribbean’s business partners in the UK travel industry.”“It is a slap in the face of Caribbean people because at no point in recent months has the Caribbean being led to believe that its concerns would not be addressed. As recently as the second week in November I sat face to face with a senior Minister in the United Kingdom Treasury who reassured me that the British government was sensitive to our concerns and would be announcing shortly a decision that would have addressed the issue of parity,” Skerritt continued.“I say it is a slap in the face because the UK government’s announcement in effect says it will continue to discriminate against the Caribbean. It says that APD rates to the Caribbean will be continue to be considerably higher than some competitor destinations,” he said.“It is slap in the face because the Caribbean is the most tourism dependent region in the world and the British government decision totally ignores the negative effect that it is having on our economy,” Skerritt added.Caribbean prime ministers, ministers of tourism, the Caribbean Tourism Organization, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association and the Caribbean Diaspora in the UK, including the High Commissioners, have consistently raised the issue of Air Passenger Duty with the UK government and UK Parliament and the region’s concern about the negative effect that APD is having on the tourism dependent economies of the Caribbean and on the Caribbean community living in the United Kingdom.The region made a formal response to the Air Passenger Duty consultation in June. In summary this made clear that: • The Caribbean requires parity in banding with the US.• A move to a two band system would address the Caribbean’s requirement if this resulted in equal treatment of all long haul destinations. • No other option set out in the consultation addresses the concerns of the Caribbean.• APD has become a political issue with the Caribbean Diaspora in the UK. Skerrit said it is a matter that Caribbean governments would have to raise in the near future with the United Kingdom and hoped the issue would again be raised at the upcoming United Kingdom-Caribbean Forum in mid-January 2012 in Grenada.He said it is a time for the Caribbean to speak out and let the British Government know that we are not happy.“It is a time for Caribbean leaders at all levels to understand that this is about a serious economic matter and this matter will not go away just by wishing it away,” said Skerritt.By Caribbean News Now contributor Share Share Tweet
Loading… Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa and compatriot John Ogu will put aside the sweet banters of playing in the national team as they file out in opposing sides in the Kings Cup on Friday. Musa who has been enjoying a good run since joining Saudi side Al-Nassr from Russian side CSKA Moscow in 2018,will for the first time face a fellow Eagle in the Pro League following John Ogu’s move to relegation hunted Al Adalah . The two Nigerians will be cynosure of eyes as Al-Nassr fans hope to see Musa continue to tickle their fancy while Al Adalah fans hope that the coming of Ogu will help turn the fortune of the club and perhaps see them spring a surprise in the Kings Cup even as they continue to struggle in the league and in relegation waters. Ogu who joined the club on free transfer last Friday will all things being equal make his league debut away on January 25 against Al Ittihad. Al Adalah new sign John Ogu set for King Cup clash with Ahmed MusaAdvertisement Adalah were taken to the cleaners in their last league match by second played Al Hilal who after 7-0 scoreline were still eager to net more goals in what looked like a one sided encounter. Al Adalah have only managed to accumulate nine points in 14 matches placing 15th on the log just a point ahead of bottom placed Damak in the 16-team Pro league. Read AlsoJohn Ogu signs for Saudi relegation bound side Adalah Both Eagles it will be recalled were part of Nigeria’s squad to the last World Cup in Russia where the Genot Rohr tutored side failed to navigate past the group stage after losing 2-0 to eventual finalists Croatia, 2-1 to perennial rivals Argentina and beating Iceland 2-0. The king’s cup which commands a lot of followership was first played in 1957. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All Time9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThese Popular Hollywood Stars Got Their Start On Soap OperasWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?
Loading… “If am asked to choose between to give up my salary or play in the middle with Ndidi, I will give up my salary to play next to him in the middle.” “Since he started playing for Eagles, all my best games with Eagles was when I had him in the middle with me”, Ogu said in a social media post. read also:Ahmed Musa, John Ogu set to clash in Saudi Arabia Meanwhile, Ogu last played for the Super Eagles back in July 2019 and was also omitted from Gernot Rohr’s 24 man squad scheduled to take on Sierra Leone for the 2021 African cup of Nations qualifiers, before it was postponed due to coronavirus outbreak. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ogu and Ndidi have enjoyed some success together playing in the heart of the Super Eagles midfield and were both in Gernot Rohr’s team to the 2018 FIFA world cup and the 2019 African cup of Nations in Egypt. Ogu who currently plies his trade with Saudi premier league side Aladalah FC has now hinted that he enjoyed being in the line up with the Leicester City man and believed he perform better when he has Ndidi close to him.Advertisement Super Eagles midfielder, John Ogu, has said his ideal midfield partner ‘is Wilfred Ndidi’ and can give up his salary to continue playing with the midfielder. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Best Cars Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldStunning Wedding Outfits From All Around The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging
“That we will continue to replenish androtate our personnel in the West Philippine Sea and at all time, we will showthe flag in the West Philippine Sea,” he added. “We will continue to establish the Navypresence in the West Philippine Sea and maintain the occupied features of theWest Philippine Sea,” Bacordo said. In an interview with the media after theNavy’s change of command ceremony on late Monday, Bacordo said that PresidentRodrigo Duterte has ordered him to “take good care of this country.” The Ilonggo Navy chief added thatPresident Duterte’s order includes protecting the Philippines’ territorialrights in the West Philippine Sea. “We shall be a modern, multi-capablenaval force responsive to our maritime nation’s defense and development,”Bacordo said. Bacordo is the 38th Flag Officer inCommand of the Navy. He belongs to the Philippine Military Academy “Hinirang”Class of 1987./PN NEW NAVY CHIEF. Philippine Fleet commander Rear Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo will take over the Philippine Navy as its Flag Officer-in-Command on February 3, 2020. Photo from the Philippine Fleet Aside from protecting the nation’sinterest in the contested sea, Bacordo also promised to continue themodernization efforts of the Philippine Navy. MANILA – The Philippines will stronglyassert its sovereignty over the contested West Philippine Sea, newly-designatedPhilippine Navy chief Rear Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo said.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Manchester United “will put it right” after conceding a late goal against Southampton on Monday to dent their hopes of reaching next season’s Champions League. United were on course for a fifth successive Premier League victory after bouncing back from Stuart Armstrong’s early opener through strikes from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. But just as third place beckoned for Solskjaer’s men Saints substitute Michael Obafemi struck in stoppage time to seal a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford. Earlier on Monday the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced Manchester City’s two-season European ban would be lifted, meaning only the top four teams will qualify for next season’s Champions league. United’s next two games are against Crystal Palace and West Ham before a potential last-day shoot-out against Leicester, who are currently in fourth place, ahead of Solskjaer’s men on goal difference. “I have to say the mentality of the boys has been brilliant,” said the Norwegian boss. “We’ve had a few setbacks over the season, of course, and this is another challenge for us. “I am very confident in the mentality of them. Very disappointed, of course, but we have to take the disappointments as well as the positives when you win games.”Advertisement Loading… “We’ve learned a hard lesson today hopefully, so we’ll make it right, we’ll put it right. I trust the boys in that respect,” he added. Read Also: Giroud edges Chelsea closer to Champions League qualification Solskjaer’s side need to quickly dust themselves down, with a trip to Crystal Palace coming up on Thursday before they return to London for Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea. Left-back Luke Shaw is a doubt for those games after being forced off with an ankle complaint, while United ended the match with 10 men after his replacement Brandon Williams was involved in a clash of heads. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 Natural History Museums That Have World’s Greatest Collections5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks23 Marvel Heroes Reimagined By Caricaturist7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way
Looking back to the 2-0 win over Wigan in April that clinched promotion for Burnley, the manager said: ” There were some big games last year, people forget that. “We played Wigan and delivered a fantastic performance, and that’s probably the biggest game these players have played in a long time, because that one clinches what you’re trying to do, and that means a lot to the club, a lot financially, a lot to the area, and of course the kudos of getting promoted. “It’s fair to say the first one against Chelsea, massive club, coming to Turf Moor under the lights with the TV cameras, that’s a big game in itself. “So it’s how the players respond. We work hard on the training pitch to allow them the chance to deliver when that moment comes.” Dyche knows they must make the most of Turf Moor to give themselves the best possible chance of survival. In their only previous season in the Premier League, in 2009/10, Burnley picked up 26 points at home, but only four away and were relegated. “I got the feeling last season that there was a true belief with the fans and the player connection,” said Dyche. “I think they really felt they had a group who were totally motivated towards the shirt and the club and the cause. They’ve come to really understand that and the positivity around that. The Clarets have no chance to ease themselves into the top flight with likely title challengers Chelsea the first visitors to Turf Moor on Monday evening. Much has been made of the considerable differences between the two clubs, but Dyche expects his players to meet the challenge head on. “They certainly will know we need that because the task has gone up again. We want the fans to stay with us of course and they did do last season, even when we had a couple of testing times at home. “We’d go a goal down and there was a calmness to the stadium, a belief that the group would keep going. “We’re renowned for that, we are relentless in the way that we work and the way we approach games and deliver. We’re looking to make sure that’s still intact.” Only striker Sam Vokes, who ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in March, definitely misses out for Burnley. Summer signings Lukas Jutkiewicz, Michael Kightly, Steven Reid, Marvin Sordell and Matt Taylor will hope to make their Clarets debuts. Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea must learn how to unpick opponents who throw 10 men behind the ball or miss out on the Premier League title again. The Chelsea manager admits his Stamford Bridge side fell short in last term’s title race due to a lack of final-third quality, but Mourinho believes new recruits Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa will help solve that problem. The Portuguese boss admitted Chelsea have worked extensively in pre-season on unpicking opponents who set out solely to nullify his side’s threats. “We need more quality in our football,” said Mourinho. “When you have matches with space and time it’s much easier to play football. “When you don’t have space and time because a lot of football is based around tactics and systems: in a very simple way, everything depends on space and time. “And when you don’t have space and time to play, you need more quality. “We are working exactly in that direction. “We need more quality in our game, and we are working on that. “We have worked on exactly that in training, expecting a team to be defensive and try to close every road to goal.” Last term, Mourinho’s first season in his second managerial tenure at Chelsea, ended with no silverware reward. Defeats like the galling 1-0 home reverse to relegation-battling Sunderland left Mourinho defending his top stars at the time. Now though the Chelsea manager has conceded only sharper build-up play will allow the west London club to break their trophy deadlock. Mourinho has admitted he will face a big test to keep both goalkeeping rivals Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois happy this term – but did not foresee similar issues in the Blues’ midfield. The Chelsea boss believes Fabregas will offer a new dimension in midfield play this term to complement a host of box-to-box runners. The former Real Madrid and Inter manager said none of his midfielders will command automatic selection – but neither will any be out in the cold. “That is not so tough, because we play 60 matches in a season,” he said. “In this first two weeks it’s one match a week, but after that start the cups, the Champions League and the national team. “So you have to adapt, nobody will feel they are first or second choice. “Mikel, Matic, Ramires, Fabregas, Schurrle, Van Ginkel: so everyone will play, everyone will feel useful, important. “On the field we have a very good balance.” Mourinho will keep Courtois and Cech guessing on who will start on Monday night, while s triker Didier Drogba is expected to shake off an ankle problem. Press Association Burnley boss Sean Dyche hopes the experience of earning promotion against the odds can stand his players in good stead for the tests to come in the Barclays Premier League.