Judy Murray to lead new Sky Sports docuseries ‘Driving Force’ | News News

first_imgJudy Murray OBE will present a new Sky Sports docuseries ‘Driving Force’ which starts on November 24 Dame Kelly Holmes DBEChristine Ohuruogu MBE Take a look at what’s to come as Judy Murray interviews the biggest names in sport and explores stories of success, discrimination and achieving the impossible “Sky Sports made the commitment back in March 2020 to invest in more original women’s sport content and programming,” Rob Webster, managing director of Sky Sports said.“Driving Force is a great example of how Sky Sports can use its voice to bring important sporting stories to new audiences, with the ambition of raising awareness around the challenges female athletes face, for both existing and future generations.“We want to bring to life, stories we know that viewers will love, but that will also ultimately drive change within sport.”Driving Force EpisodesEp 1. Judy Murray OBE: Looks at the driving force behind Judy herself, her career and why she won’t take no for an answer.Ep 2. Steph Houghton MBE: Examines the responsibility of becoming captain, the importance of family and how to stay true to yourself.Ep 3. Victoria Pendleton CBE: Explores how to overcome setbacks, quiet determination and what it takes to succeed.Ep 4. Dina Asher-Smith: Takes a look at the power of visibility within sport, feeling invincible and really hard work. Ep 5. Natasha Jonas: Talks about respect, supporting others and the mindset needed to be the best.Ep 6. Charlotte Dujardin CBE: Explores unexpected success, pushing boundaries and keeping her cool during competition time.Ep 7. Rebecca Adlington CBE: Highlights the importance of a support network, sports psychology and becoming a champion.Ep 8. Dame Sarah Storey DBE: Discusses training, falling in love and dealing with the unexpected.Ep 9. Dame Kelly Holmes DBE: Delves into fighting injury battles, mental health and the price of success.Ep 10. Christine Ohuruogu MBE: Focuses on harsh realisations, learning to adapt and what it takes to win.Ep 11. Katie Taylor: Offers a rare glimpse into her life in the spotlight, what makes her tick and the pressures of staying at the top of her game.Watch the first episode of Driving Force on November 24 at 9pm on Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Main Event at 10:15pm. It will also be available On Demand via Sky and NOW TV. Dame Kelly Holmes delves into the areas of fighting injury battles, mental health and the price of success while Katie Taylor will offer a rare glimpse into her life in the spotlight, discussing what makes her tick and looking at the pressures of staying at the top of her game.Billie Jean King, Sir Andy Murray and Jamie Murray, Martina Navratilova, Graziano Pelle and Jamie and Harry Redknapp all contribute to the series, alongside the featured athletes.“Driving Force tells the backstory of some of our most successful sportswomen – discovering who and what inspired them and helped them to the top of their game,” Judy Murray said.“We explore their journeys and feature the highs, the lows and the curve balls. It’s a fascinating watch and will raise awareness not just of their incredible achievements but also of the issues and challenges that still exist for women in sport.” – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Driving Force – Featured Athlete Episodes Rebecca Adlington CBE Dame Sarah Storey DBE Natasha JonasCharlotte Dujardin CBE Judy Murray is set to interview the biggest names in sport and explore stories of success, discrimination and achieving the impossible for a new Sky Sports docuseries ‘Driving Force’.The series, which starts on November 24, is exclusive to Sky Sports and explores the making of athletes and the driving forces behind their success.It aims to shine a light on inequality and other challenges in sport and has a view to calling out, educating and highlighting the need for change for future generations. Across the series, athletes lay their stories bare and unveil both the negative and positive sides of professional sport.- Advertisement – Victoria Pendleton CBEDina Asher-Smith Steph Houghton, Dina Asher-Smith, Natasha Jonas, Katie Taylor, Victoria Pendleton, Charlotte Dujardin, Rebecca Adlington, Dame Sarah Storey, Christine Ohuruogu and Dame Kelly Holmes are among the athletes who will tell their stories to Judy Murray on ‘Driving Force’ Last Updated: 12/11/20 10:07am Judy Murray OBESteph Houghton MBE Judy Murray OBE will present a new Sky Sports docuseries 'Driving Force' which starts on November 24
Judy Murray OBE will present a new Sky Sports docuseries 'Driving Force' which starts on November 24

Reports suggest common source in family H5N1 cases

first_imgDec 10, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Chinese officials said today that analysis of a virus sample from a 24-year-old man who died of H5N1 avian influenza shows no signs of a dangerous mutation, as some news reports said the man and his father, who is hospitalized with an H5N1 infection, both had eaten undercooked chicken.Mao Qun’an, a spokesman for China’s health ministry, told reporters today that though the son’s sample showed no evidence of mutation, authorities could not rule out the possibility of human-to-human transmission, Reuters reported.”The virus is still avian and has not undergone a mutation in its nature,” Qun’an said at a press conference. He said the men could have been infected from the same source or separate sources, according to Reuters.The 24-year-old man, from Nanjing in eastern China’s Jiangsu province, died on Nov 27 from an H5N1 infection, according to a previous report from the World Health Organization (WHO). Six days later his father was hospitalized, and on Dec 6 China’s national laboratory confirmed the man had an H5N1 infection, according to a WHO statement yesterday. The father is listed as China’s 27th H5N1 case-patient.News of the men’s H5N1 infections raised suspicions of human-to-human transmission after media reports and the WHO said the son had no known exposure to sick birds.However, Ta Kung Pao, a Hong Kong newspaper controlled by the mainland, reported today that both men had eaten undercooked chicken in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu, the Reuters report said. The claims came from unnamed sources.More details on the men’s alleged consumption of undercooked chicken were reported today by ProMED-mail, the Internet-based reporting system of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. The ProMED post consists of an English translation of a news article from Singtaonet.com, a newspaper based in Hong Kong.The ProMED post says the father and his wife took their son and his girlfriend to a restaurant at a temple, where the four ate a dish called “beggar’s chicken.” According to a 1990 report on beggar’s chicken from the New York Times, the chicken is stuffed with herbs, wrapped in lotus leaves, packed with “6 pounds of pond mud,” and baked at low heat for several hours.Two days after eating the chicken, the son became feverish and was hospitalized, the ProMED report said, adding that his father got sick 6 days after eating the meal. Relatives also said the father’s refrigerator was full of butchered chicken. The report speculates that the son got sick first because his immune system was weakened because he recently had undergone a series of rabies shots after he was bitten by one of his girlfriend’s dogs.Hans Troedsson, a WHO representative in China, said reports of the men eating undercooked chicken have not been confirmed, Reuters reported today.The father is recovering after treatment with oseltamivir at the onset of symptoms, Troedsson told the Associated Press (AP) today.Eighty-two people who had contact with the father and son are being monitored, but none appear to have symptoms, he told the AP.The two recent cases serve as a reminder that “the virus is circulating in the environment, (and) there is a risk that we will see these isolated cases,” Troedsson said.So far, there is no strong evidence of human-to-human transmission of the H5N1 virus, and the WHO has not received a request to help officials in Nanjing investigate, he told the AP. “We don’t see that is an imminent risk that these cases would be the start of a pandemic,” he said.See also:Dec 9 WHO statementDec 4 WHO statementDec 10 ProMED post on Chinese H5N1 casesDec 7 CIDRAP News story “Father of Chinese H5N1 fatality has infection”last_img read more

Jones Lang LaSalle closes 2004 with 85% success

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Government of Dominica discloses salary negotiation details regarding three public sector bodies

first_img Share 119 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharecenter_img LocalNews Government of Dominica discloses salary negotiation details regarding three public sector bodies by: – March 8, 2012 Sharing is caring! The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica commenced wage and salary negotiations for the 2009/2012 Triennium in December 2009 with the three Public Sector Representative Bodies, namely; Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU), Police Welfare Association (PWA) and the Dominica Association of Teacher(DTA)s, in keeping with Part IV of the Public Service Act Chapter 23:01of the Revised Laws of the Commonwealth of Dominica.The Government’s proposal to the unions included, inter alia, an offer to pay wage and salary increase of 2% for 2009/2010 and that the outcome of a Human Resource Consultancy and Job Evaluation and Classification Exercise be awaited before continuing salary negotiations in respect of the periods 2010/2011 and 2011/2012.Negotiations for the first year were successfully concluded. Government approved a 3% increase in wages and salaries, increase in allowances as well as otherbenefits as detailed hereunder:Members of the DPSU will receive;One-time contribution of $150,00 towards the union’s Tertiary Education Fund, Increase in all allowances to health care workers ranging from 5% to 25% and introduction of new allowances, Grant of travelling officer status to various offices in the Ministries of Health, Education and National Security, Payment of casual mileage to various officers, One-time contribution of $18, 000 towards the union’s health and wellness programme, Grant of duty–free concessions on purchase of vehicles to Public Officers who are Travelling Officers,Allocation of 30% of the Ministry of Education’s financial assistance budget to Public Officers, including Teachers$2,500 under the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Programme for the unions ECEP. Members of the PWA will receive;One-time contribution of $100,00 towards the Association’s Tertiary Education Fund, Increase in allowances and introduction of new allowances, Allocation of six(6) residential land lots in Hillsborough Gardens, four (4) lots in Bellevue Chopin and ten (10) lots in Union Estate, Grant of duty–free concessions on purchase of vehicles to Police Officers who are Travelling Officers andGrant of $100,000 towards the Association’s Health and Wellness Programme.Members of the DAT will receive;One-time contribution of $120,00 towards the Association’s Tertiary Education Revolving Fund, $20, 000 annually towards teacher training summer workshops, Allocation of 30% of the Ministry of Education’s financial assistance budget to Public Officers, including Teachers, Provision of protective clothing for Technical/Vocational Teachers, Free medical attention for teachers injured on the job at government institutions and at private institutions locally and overseas.Additionally, Government has made funds available to the Government Housing Loan Board under in the amount of $7,498,841.35 to enable certain categories of Public Officers to obtain mortgages with an interest rate of 4%. To date, a total of 49 loans have been disbursed.Inthe 2006/2009 Triennium, Government paid an increase of 6% and also approved the following benefits:To the DPSU;Increase in all allowances to Public Officers, except health professionals, Medical insurance to Customs and Fire Officers, $15,000 towards the union’s health and wellness programme, $82,000 for the purchase of a two-bedroom model house for the establishment of a Day-Care/Nursery, $300,000 towards continuing education programmes for members, Three days paternity leave. To the PWA;Increase in allowances, $200,000 towards the Association’s Education Programme, Three days paternity leave. To the DAT;Payment of a subvention as assistance for the conduct of the Association’s summer programme/workshop, $200,000 towards the Association’s Education Programme, $68,000 for the payment of the outstanding mortgage on the office building owned by the Association, Three days paternity leave to teachers.The Human Resource Consultancy, conducted by the Caribbean Centre for Administration Development (CARICAD)at a cost of EC$540,000was concluded in August 2010, and copies of the seven reports have been provided to the unions, who were integrally involved in all components of the project throughout its duration.Regrettably, there was significant protraction in the commencement of the Job Evaluation Exercise due to various challenges confronted with confirming the financing. Recognising the importance of the exercise, funds under the Medium Term Public Sector Reform Programme totaling approximately EC$400, 000, which had been allocated for other modernization activities in key sectors, were diverted to finance this activity.The consultancy has commenced, and a CARICAD consultant visited from February 15 – 17, 2012 to conduct an assessment of the work undertaken by the Establishment, Personnel and Training Department from May 2010 in reviewing and revising all Job Descriptions in the Public Service in preparation for the exercise. The consultant has expressed great satisfaction with the extent and quality of the work of the Human Resource Management and Development Team and anticipates that the evaluation process will be significantly advanced as a result. The various evaluation committees are being constituted and will include representation from all three unions. Training of the committees will commence shortly, following which the full consultancy team will come in to continue the process.The first Job Evaluation and Classification activity was conducted in the Dominica Public Service in the early 1990’s. Since then, a review has not been undertaken service-wide. Therefore, the findings and recommendations emanating from the exercise are important for effective and sustainable human resource planning and budgeting.Section 25(1)(b)of the Public Service Act makes provision for the renewal of an existing agreement, with or without modification. Accordingly, Government has proposed to the unions that the 2009/2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement be extended to June 30, 2013. It is anticipated that by that date, the Job Evaluation would have been completed and the requisite decisions taken with respect to the recommendations to be implemented. Wage and salary negotiations in respect of the outstanding periods 2010/11 and 2011/2012 would then continue from a more informed position.Discussions on this new proposal are continuing with the unions. Both the Dominica Public Service and the Police Welfare Association were unavailable to meet on Friday March 2, 2012. However, the meeting with the Dominica Association of Teachers progressed satisfactorily and the Government will await further communication from the DAT on its response to the proposal. New dates for the meetings with the DPSU and the PWA will be arranged. Government is confident that the dialogue with the unions will continue in the same harmonious spirit that has prevailed in the past and that the decisions arrived at will be mutually agreeable by all parties in the interest of sustained public sector growth and national development.Government Press Releaselast_img read more

2 drug suspects caught in buy-bust

first_imgBACOLOD City – Two suspects werearrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 2. Pelayo and Guinalon were apprehendedfor selling suspected shabu to an undercover officer for P300 on Sept. 29, thereport added. Twelve sachets of suspected shabu wereseized from 32-year-old “high-value” suspect Adrian Pelayo and Kevin JohnGuinalon, a police report showed.center_img The suspects were detained in thelockup cell of Police Station 7, facing charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

Lambert keen to stay with Saints

first_img The 30-year-old striker arrived at St Mary’s from Bristol Rovers in 2009 and has helped the club rise from npower League One to the Barclays Premier League. Lambert, who has scored 99 goals for the club, is the highest English scorer in the Premier League this season, leading to reported interest from others. However, the Liverpudlian has quashed such talk, saying he would like to end his playing days at the south coast club. “My family are happy here and I am very happy,” Lambert told The Sun. Press Association “It has been a special three-and-a-half years and I would love to finish my career at Southampton. “The club’s ambitions are very high. Southampton is going to be an exciting place over the next few years.” center_img Rickie Lambert wants to stay at Southampton for the rest of his career.last_img read more

Hart in clear after Boyd clash

first_imgManchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart will face no further action from the Football Association following his confrontation with Hull’s George Boyd. Press Association England international Hart clashed foreheads with Hull substitute Boyd during a furious exchange in City’s 2-0 Barclays Premier League win at the KC Stadium on Saturday. Hart was booked by referee Lee Mason for his involvement and the FA has confirmed that – in line with the governing body’s own rules – it considers the goalkeeper to have been dealt with. center_img The flashpoint occurred when Boyd was denied a penalty after claiming to have been fouled by Hart. It has also not yet been decided whether City captain Vincent Kompany could face further disciplinary action for his reaction to his sending off in the fiery contest. Kompany was dismissed just 10 minutes into the game for a professional foul on Hull forward Nikica Jelavic. That offence carries a mandatory one-match ban but Kompany angrily kicked a wall as he headed down the tunnel and made what could be interpreted as an offensive gesture towards fourth official Anthony Taylor. The FA could act if these matters are mentioned in reports by the officials. Any extension to Kompany’s suspension would rule him out of the derby against Manchester United at Old Trafford on March 25. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was also waiting to learn whether he might be in disciplinary trouble after he was sent to the stands late in his side’s 1-0 loss at Aston Villa. Mourinho was punished by referee Chris Foy after he, opposite number Paul Lambert and a number of coaches entered the field when a melee broke out following a red-card tackle by Chelsea’s Ramires on Karim El Ahmadi. The role of a number of players might also be examined. last_img read more

No Gunners deal for Beckham son

first_img Beckham is set to remain at Arsenal for the remainder of the campaign, and could well look to continue his career at another club. Younger brothers Romeo, 12, and Cruz, 10, are also enrolled at Hale End. Press Association The 15-year-old, son of former England captain David Beckham, has been playing within the club’s Hale End academy set-up, and had his sights set on a two-year scholarship with the Gunners. However, Press Association Sport understands Arsenal will not be offering terms to Beckham, who plays right midfield and had been called up to the under-18s squad earlier this month. center_img Arsenal are not expected to offer Brooklyn Beckham a scholarship, Press Association Sport understands. last_img read more

Students, faculty hold vigil for Qu, Wu

first_imgHundreds of students and faculty gathered for a candlelight vigil at Tommy Trojan Wednesday night to remember the lives of Ying Wu and Ming Qu, two graduate students who were fatally shot Wednesday morning.Wu and Qu were Chinese international students studying electrical engineering. John O’Brien, executive vice dean of engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering, said the school has been greatly affected by the loss.Honor · Students, faculty and administrators gathered in front of Tommy Trojan on Wednesday as part of a vigil in honor of graduate students Ying Wu and Ming Qu, who were murdered early Wednesday morning. – Ani Kolangian | Daily Trojan“I know that around the world the Viterbi community has been shaken by the news of this tragedy,” O’Brien said.The Chinese Students & Scholars Association, the USC Office of Religious Life and several other organizations on campus collaborated to host the event. Wei Nan Wang, president of CSSA, emphasized that the vigil was meant for the entire USC community.“We need to be more cautious,” Wang said. “This is for all students on campus, not just the Chinese.”Varun Soni, dean of religious life, discussed the importance of campus unification after the unexpected loss of two students.“We are struck silent, yet we feel the need to speak,” Soni said. “Now our community is even more important.”Kalgi Desai, a freshman majoring in accounting, did not know the victims personally but said she felt a connection to them.“I’m also an international student, and I came for grief and sharing the sorrow,” Desai said.A family friend of Qu, who requested her name not be disclosed, spoke in Chinese about the hardships of being an international student, according to Clayton Dube, executive director of the USC U.S.-China Institute.Denzil Suite, associate vice president for student affairs, said the Trojan Family will overcome the grief of losing two members by relying on each other for support.“I personally have been in touch with the family members and we have spoken to the Chinese Consulate, and we will continue to work with the family and the consulate to ensure that we provide all the support that is necessary,” Suite said. “I know that we are here to share pain but to also show love and remember Ying and Ming, who have touched us with their lives.”Xuan Wang, Wu’s roommate, said Wu loved to cook and study.“She was a very nice girl and very positive,” said Wang, a graduate student studying computer science. “I’m very sad about this.”USC Counseling Services has already began speaking to students who have been affected by the tragedy, said Ilene Rosenstein, director of USC Student Counseling Services.“We may all have different responses to such a vile and tragic event,” Rosenstein said. “We may be questioning why and find no reason that would ever justify such a horrific loss.”Thursday at 5:30 p.m. members of Student Counseling Services will be available to students at the Office of Religious Life.last_img read more

Daniels: Non-revenue athletes shine in London

first_imgAt the University of Wisconsin, it’s no surprise that football and basketball garner so much support. With a football team that has reached back-to-back Rose Bowls and a basketball team that has qualified for 14-straight NCAA tournaments, the programs deserve every bit of the attention they receive.But with the presence of two high-achieving, high-profile programs such as these on campus, many other talented UW athletic programs have slipped through the cracks when it comes to receiving some much-deserved attention.Part of the appeal that college sports have always offered to their fans is the opportunity to see the next generation of great professional athletes in their respective sports. To be able to say, “I used to watch her play in college” or “I saw him play before he was famous,” appeals to the fan in all of us. And while the men’s football and basketball teams have certainly offered their fair share of future talents – Alan Ameche, Michael Finley and most recently Russell Wilson, to name a few – the football and basketball programs only scratch the surface of the athletic talent that this university has had over the years.One very obvious measure of this largely ignored talent can be seen in one of the oldest of time-honored traditions: the Olympics.This summer, thousands of the best athletes in the world met in London to compete in the XXX Summer Olympic Games. But what the reader may be surprised to note is that nine of those athletes spent at least a portion of their collegiate careers right here in Madison.Generally considered as the ultimate test of an athlete’s ability, the Olympics boast a level of competition that no domestic league – the MLB, NBA, or NFL – can rival. And while the NFL might be able to name the best player or team in the nation, the Olympic games provide a platform for naming the best athletes in the world. Since basketball’s debut in the Olympics in 1904, UW has only ever had one basketball player represent the Badgers – Kirk Penny (who played for New Zealand) in the 2004 Summer Games.So if these UW Olympians don’t play football or basketball, where are they coming from you might ask? Well, they come from a wide array of the athletic programs Wisconsin has to offer. Quite a few of these athletes come from the storied UW men’s and women’s hockey teams – in the 2010 Winter Games alone UW had 13 hockey representatives earn 13 Olympic medals – but Olympians have been scattered across the numerous UW athletic programs in the past 70-plus years.To put the amount of talent that fans are missing out on in perspective, 23 Badgers have gone on to play in the NBA since 1947. Meanwhile, UW has sent 27 rowers to compete in the Olympics since the 1948 Games – a number that seems even more impressive when you take into account that the summer games take place just once every four years, while the NBA competes every year.In total, nine different sports – including track, rowing, diving, swimming, wrestling, hockey, curling, basketball and soccer – have been represented in the Olympics over the years by Badgers, with some of the more surprising of the sports to represent Wisconsin being the track and field, rowing and cross country teams.Of the nine UW Olympians to compete this summer, six of them – Evan Jager, Egle Staisiunaite, Gwen Jorgensen, Matt Tegenkamp, Hilary Stellingwerff and current Badger track and cross country star Mohammed Ahmed – all competed in track/running events. The other three – Grant James, Ross James and Kristin Hedstrom – competed in rowing events.At first this might come as a surprise, but when you look closer it becomes clear that Wisconsin has been a hotbed for running and rowing talent for years now.Both the men’s cross country and the men’s track and field teams are the reigning Big Ten Champions, and cross country lays claim to the title of reigning national champions. The cross country team has won the last 13 (no, that’s not a typo) Big Ten championships in a row.Meanwhile, men’s rowing competed in the National Championships in 2012 and earned two medals including a bronze medal in the open four and a silver medal in the lightweight four. Just four years ago in 2008, they also grabbed a national championship.And while a name like Mohammed Ahmed might not be as well known as Monte? Ball, it should be. After all, he led his team to a national title last fall, something that Ball wasn’t able to match in the football team’s second-consecutive Rose Bowl loss.So while many of you may have been unable to get football season tickets this year, it might be worth considering tuning in to another one of UW’s many sports programs instead.You never know, you might just be lucky enough to witness a future Olympic gold medalist in the making.Nick is a junior majoring in journalism. Do you agree that these less-celebrated athletes deserve more time in the spotlight? Or is it fair for football and basketball to remain king? Let him know at ndaniels@badgerherald.com.last_img read more