first_img WhatsApp Iraq’s struggling Christians hope for boost from pope visit TAGS  Facebook Local NewsUS News Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Twittercenter_img Facebook People fix a street destroyed during clashes against the Islamic State militants in Qaraqosh, Iraq, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Iraq’s Christians are hoping that a historic visit by Pope Francis in March will help boost their community’s struggle to survive. The country’s Christian population has been dwindling ever since the turmoil that followed the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. And it was dealt a near death blow in 2014, when Islamic State group militants overran northern Iraq, site of Iraq’s historical Christian heartland. Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleMavs return from weather break, cruise past Grizzlies 102-92Next articleIf a stranger offers you student loan forgiveness, hang up Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

first_imgThe Ocean City Boardwalk on Friday, Jan. 9.The region’s first measurable snow on Tuesday and sub-zero wind-chills did not slow the pace of a boardwalk reconstruction project.The Ocean City Boardwalk on Monday, Jan. 5. Photo credit: Bob Bolen OCNJ Daily reported Sunday that work on the boardwalk reconstruction project between Sixth and Seventh streets was making good progress and that most of the substructure was complete.But by Friday, all of the decking along the same stretch was in place. The boardwalk surface was pre-constructed off-site and made for quick work this week._____Sign up for free daily news updates from Ocean City._____Runners, walkers and cyclists have been detoured around the one-block construction area since October and are anxious for the return of an uninterrupted round trip on the Boardwalk. The anticipated completion date for the project was by the end of March. But it appears work is well ahead of schedule.A small section near the Sixth Street ramp is all that remains to be completed, in addition to finish work in closing small gaps and installation of railings and lampposts.last_img read more

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 21 May 2019 3:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link359Shares Advertisement Unai Emery pays tribute to ‘special’ Petr Cech ahead of Arsenal goalkeeper’s final appearance Petr Cech is set to play his final game for Arsenal in the Europa League final (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has paid tribute to Petr Cech ahead of the Europa League final which will be the veteran shot-stopper’s final game before retirement.The 36-year-old has enjoyed a glittering career winning 18 trophies during his time in England with Chelsea and Arsenal and is set to hang up his gloves after the final between the two clubs in Baku on May 29.After losing his place to Bernd Leno in the Premier League from October onwards, Cech has predominantly been utilised by Emery as a cup goalkeeper, starting ten of Arsenal’s 14 games in the Europa League.Having played an important role in Arsenal’s route to the final, Cech is expected to retain his place against Chelsea, although Emery remained coy over which of his goalkeepers would be given the nod.ADVERTISEMENT Bernd Leno took Petr Cech’s place in the Premier League back in October (Picture: Getty)Speaking ahead of the game next week, Emery said: ‘All is positive. I have only known him this year. His experience is vast in football, he is here because he has done [great] service.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘His commitment is large. I want to enjoy with him. I am a privileged coach to be with him. We are going to do all we can to win. I believe in him, I can use him or I can use Leno but above all, I want to enjoy special moments with players.’Emery went on to recount a story involving Cech from earlier in the season when Arsenal played Belarussian side BATE Borisov in the round of 32 when the former Czech Republic international acted as his translator following a question in Russian.He added: ‘He can speak in Russian. He can speak many languages. He is a very special man.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAlthough Cech is set to bring a glittering playing career to an end, there have been reports that he will remain in the game next season, possibly as a coach or Arsenal or in a technical position at Chelsea.In total, Cech has made 138 appearances for Arsenal since joining the club in a £10m move from Chelsea in 2015 and he will be hoping to add a Europa League medal to the FA Cup he won in 2017.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgMacArtney has established a workshop facilities at its headquarters in Denmark.MacArtney HQ recently repurposed the old salmon smoking facility in Hjerting to accommodate the new 2500 sqm facility that incorporates new workshop space for electronics, fibre optics, cabling and mechanics.The effective use of space has allowed for the extension of the moulding room, API cable production room, stores department, cable spooling, shipping office and canteen, the company explained.Dan Ravn, workshop manager, said: “The new facilities provide a fantastic workspace for our colleagues and a showroom for our customers; it is really somewhere we can see our ideas and designs come to life.”last_img read more