Arsenal star apologises for Champions League performance.

The Welsh star said on twitter “it wasn’t good enough”Staying with Arsenal and manager Arsene Wenger insists Danny Welbeck needs time to settle at the club.The England striker fluffed an early chance in last night’s defeat. Tonight Bayern Munich host Manchester City and Chelsea welcome Schalke.Franck Ribery will not be available for Bayern due to a knee injury while City are without Stevan Jovetic and right-back Pablo Zabaleta.It’s a tough group for City will also play Roma and CSKA Moscow in Group E. read more

Cody commits to another year at the helm

first_imgKilkenny are slated to open their League campaign against Waterford, and have a bye to the Leinster Championship semi finals. Brian Cody remains the man to lead the Kilkenny hurlers for a nineteenth year. The 11-time All Ireland winner was ratified for another year in charge at a meeting of the County Board last night. 62-year old Cody will retain his current backroom team as well. last_img

CNW90 August 7, 2020

first_imgTwo Broward Health community health centers are helping children prepare for the school year by offering free immunizations and low-cost physical exams. From July 27 to August 21, children between the ages of 4 and 18 who are uninsured, have Medicaid, or identify as American Indian or Alaska Native, will be able to get immunizations against infectious diseases such as whooping cough, measles, and others. The services will be available at the Braynon Family Health Center in Fort Lauderdale and Broward Health Pompano Pediatric Primary Care Center in Pompano Beach. In Sports News, West Indies cricket veteran Courtney Walsh has joined the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots coaching staff ahead of this month’s start of the CPL, after head coach Simon Helmot tested positive for COVID-19. Helmot, an Australian, said that he was preparing to travel to the Caribbean to assume duties for the tournament, when he obtained the unexpected results. He said he received the results five hours before he was scheduled to depart to Trinidad. Other players and officials began arriving in Trinidad on Monday for the tournament which will run from August 18 to September 10. All persons that will arrive will be quarantined for two weeks and all games will be played without fans in attendance. Now for Caribbean News, The Grenada police have sent a warning to residents that they are fully prepared to enforce the laws in relation to the cancellation of all Carnival-type activities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The police said that they have observed that many residents have insisted on participating in Carnival activities even though the August 10-11 Spicemas celebrations have been cancelled. They police said all carnival activities are illegal at this time and those caught partying will face consequences. Grenada, which has so far recorded 24 confirmed tests of the virus, is not the only Caribbean country to have postponed their annual carnival celebrations. Antigua, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Barbados all cancelled their respective celebrations. Jamaica, on the other hand, is still going ahead with carnival plans for October. Coming up in the newscast, Broward health announces free immunizations and exams for uninsured children, Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Hazelle Rogers among the Jamaicans to receive national awards and Grenada’s police warns against those who insist on celebrating carnival. You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m… To help stop the spread of COVID-19, The Florida Department of Health in Broward County reminds everyone to practice social distancing, wash your hands often with soap and water and cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing. Also In Local News, several Jamaican-Americans were among those named on the list of awardees for this year’s Jamaican National Honors and Awards. The list, which was announced yesterday on Jamaica’s Independence Day, highlights Jamaicans at home and abroad that have been recognized for their contributions to the country in various areas. Pioneer Jamaican American politician Hazelle Rogers, the Mayor of the City of Lauderdale Lakes, is set to receive the order of distinction, the sixth-highest award, for her years of service in the Jamaican diaspora. Other diaspora members receiving the order of distinction are Third World drummer Willie Stewart, former member of the Byron Lee and the Dragonaires band, Keith Lyn, Cedella Marley, Scientist Godfrey Palmer and Khadija “Bunny” Shaw, a member of the Reggae Girlz team and Jamaica’s all-time leading football scorer. Renowned professor at Harvard University, Orlando Patterson, will receive the highest honor this year- the Order of Merit, for his contributions to international academia. The awards will take place on October 19, Jamaica’s National Heroes Day. With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, August 7 across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m…for CNW 90. Today’s newscast is brought to you by the Florida Department of Health; For more information on these and other stories, visit CNWNETWORK.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet. Now for the news in the detaillast_img read more

GOP senators say ‘parameters’ needed in felon voting rights restoration

first_imgDES MOINES — The governor’s proposed constitutional amendment to automatically restore voting rights to paroled felons has cleared an initial hurdle in the Iowa Senate, but it’s future is in doubt.“Is that the right public policy, to have universal restoration of rights? I don’t think so,.” Senator Jake Chapman, a Republican from Adel, said during a senate subcommittee hearing Tuesday afternoon.Key Republican senators like Chapman say the plan isn’t likely to clear a committee as currently written. Senator Dan Dawson, a Republican from Council Bluffs, said that likely means adding language to the proposed amendment so rapists, child molesters and anyone convicted of causing the death of someone else never get their voting rights restored.“Pragmatically, the pathway forward — for this to be successful, there are going to have to be parameters,” Dawson said.Ninety-five of the 100 members of the Iowa House endorsed the governor’s proposed constitutional amendment last week. Drew Klein of Americans for Prosperity is urging senators to vote for it, too, and then consider separate legislation to define which paroled felons would be eligible to vote.“I think we can kind of help craft the framework for what that looks like,” Klein said during Tuesday’s subcommittee hearing, “but obviously there’s a timeline in the legislature…and I think it’s important to move this forward so that we can continue to have those conversations.”If the Senate Judiciary Committee does not endorse the proposed constitutional amendment by this Friday, the matter is ineligible for debate for the rest of the 2019 legislative session.last_img read more

Apple has a juicy fourth quarter

first_imgSAN JOSE – Apple Inc.’s fiscal fourth-quarter profits jumped 67percent and easily beat Wall Street expectations, capping a record-breaking year that saw unprecedented momentum in its Mac business, ceaseless consumer interest in its iPod players and a successful introduction of its newest endeavor, the iPhone. For the three months that ended Sept. 30, Apple said Monday, it earned $904million, or $1.01 per share, compared with $542million, or 62cents per share, in the year-ago quarter. Revenue totaled $6.22billion, compared with $4.84billion in the same quarter last year. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial were expecting earnings of 86cents per share on sales of $6.07billion. Apple’s fortunes have skyrocketed in recent years as its iPods became a cultural phenomenon. The portable players, which work on Macs as well as Microsoft Corp. Windows-based machines, have also drawn more people to Apple’s software and design, leading to what analysts call a “halo effect” on Mac sales. After hovering for years with a 2percent to 3percent share of the PC market in the United States, Apple’s slice has now grown to 8percent, according to the latest figures from market researcher Gartner Inc. Now, many investors are betting Apple’s foray in the cell-phone market will be another lucrative engine. The iPhone, a combination cell phone, iPod and multimedia Web device, “is a game-changing product,” said Stephen Coleman, chief investment officer at Daedalus Capital LLC. Based on income from the iPhone alone, “I expect Apple’s earnings to continually grow materially at 50percent a year, for the next three years,” Coleman said. For the current quarter, Apple said, it expects earnings of about $1.42 per share on revenue of about $9.2billion. Analysts on average had been expecting earnings of $1.39 per share on sales of $8.58billion. “We’re looking forward to a strong December quarter as we enter the holiday season with Apple’s best products ever,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Apple’s stock price, which has more than doubled since January, rose $3.94, or 2.3percent, to close at $174.36. After the earnings report, shares climbed $9.50, more than 5percent, in extended trading. Apple said it shipped a record 2.16million Macs in the quarter, an increase of 34percent, while it sold 10.2million iPods, up 17percent. In the first full quarter of iPhone sales – a number many on Wall Street were waiting for – Apple said it sold 1.12million units, bringing the cumulative total to 1.39million since the product debuted June 29. For the full fiscal year, Apple earned a record $3.5billion, up more than 75percent from last year when it earned $1.99billion. Yearly sales reached more than $24billion, a 24percent jump from fiscal 2006. “We had a fantastic quarter and year,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s chief financial officer. last_img read more