Restaurant Fire Ruled Accidental

first_imgStock ImageWESTFIELD — A Wednesday afternoon fire at a local restaurant has been ruled accidental.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation team says a grease fire at KISS BBQ restaurant, 745 Rt. 20, started in the exhaust duct work and spread to combustibles in the attic.Deputies said the restaurant had been closed for renovations but planning to re-open July 2.The Westfield Fire Department and several area fire departments responded to the scene just before 12:30 p.m. There were no injuries reported during the fire. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man U table N2.6b Ighalo yearly deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp Manchester United are preparing a three-year deal worth €6 million (N2.6 billion) per year in wages for striker Odion Ighalo, according to reports. Ighalo, who moved to United on loan from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua on deadline day in January, has hit the ground running with four goals in eight appearances. Indeed, the Nigerian’s strikes helped the Red Devils progress in the Europa League and FA Cup before the season was brought to a halt earlier this month. Previous reports have suggested that Ighalo was “seriously flattered” by an offer of more than £400,000 per week from Shanghai. However, according to Italian journalist Nicolo Schria – via his Twitter account – United are trying just as hard to keep the striker at Old Trafford. Schria claimed that United want to pay €15 million to buy Ighalo outright and believe that their contract offer will be enough to convince the 30-year-old to stay in England, even if he is offered more to return to China. Ighalo‘s deal reportedly ends on May 31 – a month before the expiry date of standard loan spells – meaning United could earmark the Nigerian’s signing as a priority in the coming weeks. Ighalo’s goals have been influential in United tallying an unbeaten run stretching 11 matches, with fellow January arrival Bruno Fernandes also playing a crucial role. “Odion has done really well when he’s come in and he’s enjoying himself,” Solskjaer said. “He will improve and get better, but he has qualities that we saw in him that we needed and we’ll still need those qualities for next season so let’s see what we do.” In other news, Portugal international Fernandes has expressed his desire to match his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo’s achievements at United. Ronaldo became one of the world’s best players during his time at Old Trafford, where he won silverware, including the Premier League and Champions League.Tags: Bruno Fernandeschristiano ronaldoEnglish Premier LeagueManchester UnitedOdion IghaloOld TraffordOle Gunnar SolksjaerPlayer Dealslast_img read more

Cricket News Asia Cup: 15 Interesting Records, Stats and Facts of Asia’s biggest cricketing event

first_imgNew Delhi: The 2018 Asia Cup is set to start from September 15 in the United Arab Emirates with Bangladesh taking on Sri Lanka in the opening fixture. Sheikh Zayed Stadium and Dubai International Cricket stadium will be the hosts of the 2018 Asia Cup with UAE hosting it for the third time after 1984 and 1985 editions. India are the defending champions after they defeated Bangladesh by 8 wickets.Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the participating teams in the 2018 Asia Cup.ALSO READ: England vs India 5th Test: India’s probable lineup for Oval TestHere are some interesting stats and facts from Asia Cup:Virat Kohli’s knock of 183 runs in 2012 vs Pakistan is the highest individual score in Asia Cup history.Among the 13 Asia Cup, India have won it six times while Sri Lanka and Pakistan have won it for five and two times respectively.Bangladesh have hosted Asia Cup for five times, which is the highest by any country.Former Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is the highest wicket-taker with 30 wickets in Asia Cup history.Asia Cup’s 2016 edition was the first time the tournament was played in a T20 format.Sri Lanka are the only side to participate in 13 editions, while India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have played Asia Cup for 12 times each.Former Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya is the highest run-getter in Asia Cup history with 1196 runs. He has also scored most runs in a single edition (378)Sri Lankan spinner Ajantha Mendis’ 17 wickets in 2008 are the most number of wickets taken in a single edition of Asia Cup. His 6/13 in 2008 vs India still remains the best bowling figures in Asia Cup.Sanath Jayasuriya holds the record of the maximum number of centuries in Asia Cup – 6.Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka has made the highest number of dismissals (36) in the history of Asia Cup.Mahela Jayawardena (Sri Lanka) has taken most number of catches – 15.Lasith Malinga, who is also making a comeback to the Sri Lankan squad has the most number of five-wicket haul in an edition – 3.Pakistan’s 385/7 is the highest team score.Bangladesh’s 87 is the lowest team score.The partnership of 224 between Nasir Jamshed and Mohd. Hafeez (Pakistan) in 2012 against India remains the highest partnership in Asia Cup history. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Apple sells billionth song on iTunes Music Store

first_imgWEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Alex Ostrovsky got more than he bargained for when downloading Coldplay’s “Speed of Sound” from the iTunes Music Store. The 16-year-old’s purchase was the one billionth song bought from the online music service that Apple Computer Inc. kicked off three years ago, charging 99 cents for most tracks. Ostrovsky’s selection was from Coldplay’s “X&Y” album. The youth, who lives in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield Township, was showered with prizes: a 20-inch iMac, 10 fifth-generation iPods and a $10,000 iTunes gift card. Apple also said it would establish a scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music in his name. 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “Over one billion songs have now been legally purchased and downloaded around the globe, representing a major force against music piracy and the future of music distribution as we move from CDs to the Internet,” Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, said in a statement. In addition to more than 2 million songs from the major music companies and independent record labels, the iTunes Music Store also features music videos, Pixar and Disney short films, TV shows, podcasts and audiobooks. The growing popularity of purchasing songs by the track shows in declining CD sales. A total of 618.9 million CD albums were sold during 2005, down from the 762.8 million in 2001, according to Nielsen Soundscan.last_img read more

South African flood relief driven by goodwill

first_imgAt least 123 people have died as a resultof the flooding in South Africa. Around20 000 people across the country havebeen affected.(Image: DWA)MEDIA CONTACTS• Mandla MathebulaDepartment of Social Development+27 12 312 7654 or +27 83 282 6133RELATED ARTICLES• South Africa reaches out to Haiti• Congo welcomes SA farmers• Uganda’s Mt Elgon gets a million trees• Better farming with mobilesNosimilo RamelaSouth African churches, community organisations, individuals and the private sector are pulling together to help the thousands of people affected by ongoing flooding in parts of the country.Precious Thabethe from Ivory Park, east of Johannesburg, is trying to restore order in her kitchen after flooding destroyed one of the room’s walls. She has put some plastic and corrugated iron in its place to cover the gaping hole.“The water comes fiercely from the east, that’s why this side of my house is destroyed,” she said. “I know it’s not safe for us to continue living here because we might get swept to our deaths by the water if it continues to rain, but right now we have nowhere to go.”Thabethe lives with her sister and three children in a modest three-roomed house. She saved up for six years before she was able to build her home, and feels she is not ready to let go just yet. “I’ve always wanted my kids to have a home and I built this place for them. I’m really not ready to just walk away from it.”She says the floods have destroyed most of her valuables, and they have been relying on help from her church and food donations to keep alive. “The church donated clothes for us and school uniforms for the kids – all our things got destroyed in the first week of January when the floods hit us.”The local supermarket has been giving out food parcels and various churches are collecting blankets and clothes for families who have lost their belongings. “Those of us whose homes have not been affected are also taking children into our homes, so they are cared for and can continue to attend school,” said MmeMaThato Mokoena, a member of the Methodist Church in the area.Counting the costThe Department of Social Development said the flood damage to infrastructure so far amounts to about R160-million (US$23-million). According to the department, 123 people have died as a result of the flooding and 20 000 people across the country have been affected. Most of the deaths have been reported in KwaZulu-Natal province, but fatalities have also occurred in Gauteng, North West, Limpopo, Eastern Cape and the Northern Cape.Thandeka Ciliza from Uthungulu in KwaZulu-Natal has lost two family members and her home in the devastating floods. “My brother and my nephew passed away while trying to cross a bridge two weeks ago. The water was too high and too strong, the bridge collapsed and swept them away. It’s the worst way to start the year. I have lost my family and my home.”Ciliza said a community organisation called Sakhile has helped her pick up the pieces. “Sakhile collected money from the community to help us bury our loved ones, and they have been providing food, clothes and shelter to us after our house was flooded.”Ciliza said she is still trying to rescue some of her possessions from the destroyed home. “I’ve been going back to collect whatever I can find from our old home. It hurts to see our home destroyed, but I am grateful for the help we have been receiving.”Banking on peopleAbsa, South Africa’s largest retail bank, has donated a R1-million ($142 061) to the government to provide urgent relief to communities affected by the floods.Maria Ramos, the group chief executive at Absa, said the bank hopes the donation will encourage other companies in the country to do the same. The bank has also created a relief fund for cash contributions from individuals and private organisations.“With wet weather conditions set to continue over the next few days over various parts of the country, the situation could become even more dire. The fact that certain farming communities have also been affected could further impact the country’s economy,” said Ramos.Mobile phone giant Vodacom has made R500 000 ($70 995) available for those affected and launched the Vodacom Red Alert initiative, which urges customers to donate money towards flood relief efforts.Small farmers sufferSmall-scale producers are among the hardest hit by the deluge. Many farmlands have been destroyed and stock lost due to burst river banks, with the knock-on effect of workers losing their jobs.Thabani Grootboom worked in a small farm in the Northern Cape, but is currently unemployed because the water-logged land cannot be worked. “There is no work at the farms. The damage is heartbreaking. Farmers are devastated and looking to government to help them recover. Hopefully, one day, they’ll be able to start farming again.”The Department of Agriculture recently warned farmers living along the Vaal and Orange Rivers to move their livestock to higher ground as more flooding was expected. Five flood gates have been opened at the Vaal Dam, one of the country’s largest constructed waterways.Government spokesperson Linda Page said they were closely monitoring other large dams in the country like the Bloemhof Dam in the North West, Gariep Dam in the Free State and the Vanderkloof Dam in the Northern Cape.Social Development Minister Bathibile Dlamini said her department was forming a task team comprising Tiger Brands, the South African Council of Churches and Gift of the Givers to deal with the aftermath.She said her department had already provided some aid to those affected, but raised concerns that it was not reaching victims soon enough. She encouraged all South Africans to join in and help.last_img read more

Losing Isn’t a Sales Style

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now What does it mean to have a “style” of selling?Most of the time, the word “style” indicates an unwillingness to do what is necessary and instead do what is easier, something that can’t easily be called a “style” as much as ineffective choices. Other times, the person who suggests they have a “style” communicates the idea that they believe that the general principles and good practices don’t apply to them or their industry, often saying that their client or industry is so different that none of what works in sales would work for them.Not At All a StyleNot prospecting isn’t a “style” decision. Suggesting that your clients don’t want to speak to a salesperson unless and until they are interested in buying from them is to believe that those same clients already know what they don’t know and are already making the right decision in every area of their business. Waiting like a rain barrel isn’t a style.Not scheduling meetings because prospects don’t like to meet with salespeople and using email as your primary sales communication channel isn’t a “style,” it’s mostly a weak and ineffective decision. Why would someone who won’t even meet with you decide to buy from you?Not possessing enough business acumen to command a conversation with the contacts who make decisions around your category isn’t a “style.” It’s an inability to create value for your clients. Maybe it is your style to start with eight slides that pitch your company’s history, your client’s logos, and your solutions, but that style is how you prove you are selling a commodity and you believe you lack the depth to consult.Might Be a StyleIf by “style” you mean being authentic, that might be another thing. Maybe you have a great sense of humor, and your ability to bring levity to the sales conversations compels your clients to prefer to work with you.Maybe “style” means that you have deep insights and are excellent at creating a conversation around change that causes people to explore doing something different. Perhaps your style is serious in a vertical where serious works.Maybe you have fast rapport skills, and your ability to connect is what allows you to help people explore new ideas because they immediately trust you (I have a sister who has this ability and uses it to great effect, while also being directive and consultative).What is not a style is refusing to accept reality or the general principles of good salesmanship. If what you do doesn’t work, change it.last_img read more

Starting the year right

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MPD: Suspects in Binondo bank heist named; have links to ‘Parojinog group’ PLAY LIST 02:41MPD: Suspects in Binondo bank heist named; have links to ‘Parojinog group’00:50Trending Articles07:50BYS Academy: Create a Fall Glam Makeup Look02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Nietes, humble legend, now a proud star! Gonzalez is another big fish with a record of 47-2 with 39 stoppages. The Nicaraguan, known for his ferocious style, is the first boxer to win world titles in all four of the lowest weight classes—minimumweight, light flyweight, flyweight and super flyweight.Strangely, Nietes didn’t holler the name of compatriot Jerwin Ancajas (30-1-2 with 20 KOs).Both Nietes and Ancajas faced fellow Filipinos in 2018, with the former drawing Aston Palicte last September in California, and the latter decisioning Jonas Sultan last May, also in the United States.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening After lording it over in the minor league, Nietes is hoping to tangle with the likes of Sirisaket Sor Rungvisai, Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez, all A-listers in lower weight divisions and who command big-money fights.But first, the new World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight boss has to consider weapons in his arsenal.At 42-1-5 with 23 knockouts, Nietes is not considered a made-for-TV boxer because of his plain, highly technical style.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionRungvisai, the Thai two-time WBC super flyweight champ (47-4-1 with 41 KOs), is a highly entertaining fighter and is the lineal champ in the division, having defeated top guy Estrada in February 2018 in California.The Mexican Estrada (38-3 with 26 KOs) is former unified flyweight champion and is also a marquee boxer because of his flashy style. Among his Filipino victims are Brian Viloria and Milan Melindo.center_img MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Donnie Nietes of Philippines (C) celebrates his victory over Kazuto Ioka of Japan during their WBO super flyweight championship boxing bout in Macau on December 31, 2018. AFPDonnie Nietes is finally ready for the big stage.Immediately after scoring a split decision victory over Japanese fighter Kazuto Ioka on Monday, New Year’s Eve, for his fourth weight division title, the 36-year-old Filipino called out the top dogs of the junior bantamweight class.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Strains

first_imgDefinitionA strain is when a muscle is stretched too much and tears. It is also called a pulled muscle. A strain is a painful injury. It can be caused by an accident,overusing a muscle, or using a muscle inthe wrong way.Alternative NamesPulled muscleCausesA strain may be caused by:Too muchphysical activity or effortImproperly warming up before a physical activityPoor flexibilitySymptomsSymptoms of a strain can include:Pain and difficulty moving the injured muscleDiscolored and bruised skinSwellingFirst AidApply icerightawayto reduce swelling. Wrap the ice in cloth. Do not placeice directly on the skin. Apply ice for 10 to 15 minutes every 1 hour for the first day and every 3 to 4 hours after that.Use ice for the first 3 days. Either heat or ice may be helpful after that if you still have pain.Rest the pulled muscle for at least a day. If possible, keep the pulled muscle raised about your heart.Try not to use a strained muscle while it is still painful. When the pain starts to go away, you can slowly increase activity.When to get medical assistanceCall your local emergency number, such as 911, if:You are unable to move the muscle.The injury is bleeding.Call your health care provider if the pain does not go away after several weeks.PreventionThe following tips may help you reduce your risk of a strain:Warm-up properly before exercise and sports.Keep your muscles strong and flexible.ReferencesBiundo JJ. Bursitis, tendinitis, and other periarticular disorders and sports medicine. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman’s Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 271.advertisementBrinker MR, O’Connor DP, Almekinders LC, et al. Physiology of Injury to Musculoskeletal Structures: 1. Muscle and Tendon Injury. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 1, section A.Review Date:4/13/2013Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more