Cricket in line to be included in 2028 LA Olympics

first_imgLondon: Cricket could be part of the 2028 Olympics as the ICC is working towards getting the sport included in the roster for the Los Angeles Games, MCC World Cricket Committee chairman Mike Gatting said. The BCCI recently coming under the ambit of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), an affiliate of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), could be key to the final outcome as it is mandatory for all sporting federations’ doping policy to be overseen by the premier body. Former England batsman Gatting said ICC’s new chief executive Manu Sawhney told the MCC’s Cricket Committee that progress had been made to ensure the game’s inclusion in the world’s biggest sporting event. “We were talking with Manu Sawhney the ICC chief executive, and he was very hopeful we can get cricket into the 2028 Olympics,” Gatting was quoted by ESPNcricinfo.last_img read more

The Thursday news briefing An ataglance survey of some top stories

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Thursday, July 13———JUDGE REJECTS KHADR MONEY FREEZE: A Canadian judge wasted precious few minutes on Thursday in refusing to freeze a reported $10.5-million payout to Omar Khadr so the widow of a slain American soldier he was accused of killing in Afghanistan can have more time to go after the money. Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba said he had heard nothing to show Khadr planned to hide assets to thwart possible enforcement of a massive American court award against him. Tabitha Speer, widow of U.S. special forces soldier Sgt. Chris Speer, and a former American soldier Layne Morris blinded in one eye, wanted an injunction freezing Khadr’s assets pending their battle to have a Canadian court force him to pay the US$134.1-million judgment from Utah.———TRUDEAU AGREES KHADR SETTLEMENT IS TROUBLING: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he shares the concerns of Canadians who object to reports of the government’s multi-million-dollar settlement with Omar Khadr. But Trudeau says if the government hadn’t settled with the former Guantanamo Bay inmate, it would have cost as much as $40 million to put an end to the case. Khadr had filed a $20-million lawsuit against the government for violating his charter rights, and has received an out-of-court settlement reportedly worth $10.5 million. Khadr says his jailers threatened him with rape and kept him in isolation, and once used him as a human mop to wipe up urine.———JULIE PAYETTE TO BE NEXT GOVERNOR GENERAL: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says former astronaut Julie Payette has spent her life dedicated to discovery and dreaming big. Trudeau announced Thursday that Payette will be Canada’s 29th Governor General. He made the announcement on Parliament Hill after praising current Gov. Gen. David Johnston and his wife, Sharon. Payette says it’s a very great honour for her and for her family as well as for her friends and colleagues around the country — on the planet — and even a few outside the planet.———FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT CARTER TREATED FOR DEHYDRATION: Health authorities in Winnipeg say former U.S. president Jimmy Carter is doing well after being treated for dehydration while volunteering with a home-building charity in Manitoba. A spokesman for Habitat for Humanity in Winnipeg said Carter, who is now 92, received medical attention as a precaution. Habitat for Humanity is building 150 homes across Canada this year to mark the country’s sesquicentennial. Carter was diagnosed with melanoma in 2015 and was treated with successfully with immunotherapy.———LARGE PART OF B.C. INTERIOR OFF LIMITS DUE TO FIRES: A large swath of central British Columbia’s backcountry has been closed for travel, camping and other recreational use in an effort to protect public safety and prevent any more forest fires. The Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations announced the entire Cariboo fire centre, 103,000 square kilometres in size, has been closed to backcountry users as a safety precaution, allowing crews to focus on firefighting. Kevin Skrepnek, chief information officer for the BC Wildfire Service, says improved smoke conditions over the last 24 hours have permitted a more accurate size 1,110-square kilometres of timber, bush and grassland has been charred since April 1.———SUPREME COURT WON’T HEAR OLAND APPEAL: The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the application for appeals in the second-degree murder case of Dennis Oland, accused of killing his multi-millionaire father, Richard Oland. Oland was convicted of second-degree murder in 2015 and was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years. However, he was released on bail last October when the New Brunswick Court of Appeal ordered a new trial, citing an error in the trial judge’s instructions to the jury. The Crown wanted the Supreme Court of Canada to restore Dennis Oland’s conviction, while his lawyers asked the court for an acquittal.———EX-WORKERS FUME OUTSIDE SEARS COURT HEARING: Dozens of former Sears Canada employees packed a Toronto courtroom Thursday to hear the retailer ask for approval to kick-start the process of putting itself up for sale while it is under creditor protection. Zobedida Maharaj said outside court she had worked at Sears Canada for 28 years before she was laid off at the end of March when her store was closed. The senior manager of operations and merchandise said she was initially told she would get eight weeks of severance and benefits but was cut off June 22 when the company secured temporary court protection from creditors.———TRANSALTA APPOINTS RONA AMBROSE TO BOARD: Former interim federal Conservative leader Rona Ambrose did not have to wait long to get a job outside politics. TransAlta Corp. is appointing the former interim Conservative leader to the power company’s board of directors. Ambrose was first elected to the House of Commons in 2004 and officially resigned her seat earlier this month. She is currently a fellow at the Wilson Centre Canada Institute in Washington, D.C., focusing on key Canada-U.S. bilateral trade and competitiveness issues.———QUADRUPLE HOMICIDE IN CALGARY: Police say a man found dead west of Calgary was the owner of the burned-out car found earlier this week with three bodies inside. Police had been searching for 26-year-old Hanock Afowerk after Monday’s grisly discovery and said they were concerned for his safety. All three of the victims found inside Afowerk’s CAR have now been identified by authorities. Police say Cody Pfeiffer, who was 25, and sisters Glynnis Fox, 36, and Tiffany Ear, 39, may have been at the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people and gotten caught up in a targeted attack against Afowerk.———TRUMP, MACRON SET ASIDE DIFFERENCES: U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron set aside lingering differences on climate change during their meeting in France on Thursday, asserting that it shouldn’t prevent them from working together toward a post-war roadmap for Syria and to enhance Mideast security. Standing alongside Macron at a news conference, Trump said the two nations have “occasional disagreements,” but that would not disrupt a friendship that dates back to the American Revolution. He remained non-committal about the United States eventually rejoining the global climate agreement.———last_img read more

UN teams assessing aftermath in Caribbean nations hit by Hurricane Dean

21 August 2007As the first major Atlantic hurricane of the season made landfall in Mexico today after wreaking havoc across the Caribbean region, United Nations officials are surveying the aftermath of the storm as well as the most critical needs of those affected. Hurricane Dean has now weakened from a category 5 – the highest level for hurricanes – to a category 3 storm after striking the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico earlier today, UN Spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters in New York.“The United Nations Country Team is working with authorities to prepare the region for the hurricane,” she said, noting that some 530 storm shelters – with a capacity of 73,000 people – have been set up on the eastern part of the Yucatan. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has also pre-positioned medicines, food, water and blankets.The UN has sent Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) teams to Jamaica and Belize. A state of emergency had been declared in the southern part of Jamaica and some 6,500 people are temporarily living in 268 shelters. Preliminary findings reveal significant damage to roofs, storm surges, flooding, collapsed structures and impassable roadways throughout the country. There have also been reports of severe damage to power lines and to the water supply system.UNICEF estimated that 90,000 children had been directly or indirectly affected in Jamaica alone. The agency had distributed hygiene kits, water purification tablets and water containers in anticipation of the hurricane.UN agencies are assessing the situation in Haiti along with the UN mission in that country (MINUSTAH). The mission is also supporting urgent repair works and the distribution of water and food rations. Some 5,000 people were reported to be living in shelters, with 406 families affected, 244 homes destroyed and 111 houses damaged. The hurricane, which has caused several deaths in the region so far, entered the eastern Caribbean on Friday, damaging rooftops and flooding streets in Saint Lucia, Dominica and Martinique. “Thankfully the number of casualties has been remarkably low, despite the severity of Hurricane Dean,” stated UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes. “It demonstrates how well prepared the governments of the affected countries have been in advance of this disaster. However, given the level of economic devastation, recovery will be arduous and protracted, even under the best of circumstances,” Mr. Holmes, who is also UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, added. read more

Chrysler Canada reports highest sales since 2000 GM falls

TORONTO — Chrysler Canada says August sales are up 9% from a year ago — their highest mark for the month since 2000.The automaker said Tuesday that it sold 20,569 vehicles last month, up from 18,816 in August 2011.The increase was largely driven by car sales, which climbed 84% from a year ago. Total truck sales increased 1.7%.“With the (new) . . . Dodge Dart just starting to arrive across Canada, we’re positioned for even further growth,” said Dave Buckingham, Chrysler Canada’s chief operating officer.The strong August sales came as Chrysler Canada and the other major U.S. automakers continue contract talks with the Canadian Auto Workers union.[np-related /]Chrysler workers have voted 99% in favour of strike action if necessary.Total sales at General Motors of Canada were down 15.9% compared to last August as the automaker posted gains in the compact and crossover markets.Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac dealers reported 21,070 deliveries last month, the company said.Meanwhile, Volkswagen Canada reported August sales up 34% from a year ago. The German automaker said it sold 5,782 vehicles for the month, up from 4,302 a year ago.Kia Canada sold 7,682 new vehicles, up 32% growth compared with August 2011, led by its subcompact Rio.“The Rio subcompact, Sorento SUV and Forte compact continue to be vehicle lines of strength for Kia Canada’s product portfolio and represent three very competitive segments,” said Robert Staffieri, Kia Canada’s director of marketing.“These three vehicles, along with the rest of our model lineup, continue to attract repeat and conquest customers as we have experienced a 20.7% year-to-date increase, outpacing the industry average.”Nissan Canada Inc. bucked the trend and reported a drop in August sales as buyers slowed the purchase of the Japanese automaker’s trucks.The company reported combined sales at its Nissan and Infiniti division totalled 6,329 vehicles, down 14.7% from 7,421 as Nissan truck sales fell 44% compared with a year ago.The Canadian Press read more

UK production and jobs growth for BMW

UK production and jobs growth for BMW Last year the 1000 strong workforce produced just over 217,000 engines to set a new record for the plant. The increased pace of production will continue during 2007 with output expected to exceed 300,000 units. This increase will be driven by the production of two new engines; a 1.4-litre petrol engine to power the new MINI One, and a four cylinder high-precision direct injection petrol engine for the BMW 1 series, both of which are to be built in the UK. Since September last year,  250 new employees have been taken on at BMW Group’s Hams Hall plant in Birmingham to produce a new family of petrol engines to power the new MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S models built in Oxford. Production at Hams Hall started six years ago and the West Midlands factory is one of three major engine production operations in BMW’s international manufacturing network. New managing director, Robert Bolam, who was previously responsible for BMW Group’s UK pressings operations in Swindon says ‘This is an exciting time to be coming to Hams Hall. We are confident that sales of BMW and MINI products will increase once again this year.’Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

PS4 Very Likely To Still Have Real Controllers

first_imgDespite the emergence of motion controls in video games, Sony says the next PlayStation will very probably still rely on traditional gaming controllers.The comments come from Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Dr. Richard Marks, who is actually the top dog when it comes to the PS3’s motion controls. But when asked if the PS4 could theoretically just use motion controls, he said, “I don’t think that makes sense. I said that pretty much from the beginning that we’re not trying to get rid of the gamepad.”He added, “The gamepad is a really good abstract device. It can map to so many different things. It doesn’t map one-to-one to those things, but it doesn’t need to for a lot of game experiences.”AdChoices广告 Via Gamasutralast_img read more

London Riots Google Group created to use facial recognition software for identifying

first_imgA new Google Group has been created called “London Riots Facial Recognition” that aims to use facial recognition technologies to identify any of the rioters who show up in online photos. Instead of using superpowers or violence, the members of the group are trying to put the bad guys behind bars using facial recognition software. Are the people involved in this Google Group a kind of “modern superhero?”If you’ve been following the news or have even just been browsing Twitter, you’ve no doubt heard talk about the riots going on in the U.K. at the moment. They are said to have stemmed from the killing of 29-year-old Mark Duggan who was shot by police in Tottenham. Duggan’s death occurred during an operation where specialist firearm officers from Operation Trident, a unit that deals with gun crime in African and Caribbean communities, were trying to carry out an arrest.A peaceful protest on Saturday saw around 300 people gather outside the Tottenham police station demanding justice for Duggan and his family. Not long after that though, the first of the rioting broke out with bottles being thrown and cars being torched. Things continued to escalate from there and are just now starting to taper off a bit. Rioting occurred not only in Tottenham, but also in other parts of London, as well as in Bristol, Birmingham, and Liverpool, to name a few. Rioters have been looting stores and burning buildings. The riots are said to be in response to local tensions with the police, the high unemployment rate, and cuts in public services.According to the BBC, 563 people have been arrested and 105 people have been charged so far. At least 35 officers have been injured, and London police and Prime Minister David Cameron have been very stern about catching the people involved and bringing them to justice.Though the Google Group is currently not public, you can apply for a membership. TechCrunch points out that the group seems to be serious about using the technology as it has a thread called “Ethical Issues,” and one called “Keeping Things Legal.”Many people are opposed to using facial recognition technology as they think it’s an invasion of privacy. However, if an algorithm and API can help find the group of people who torched one man’s five-generation-old business, is it really a bad thing? Another argument is that it could incriminate people who just happened to be caught in the photo but weren’t actually rioting.Asking people to help identify law-breaking citizens is nothing new. In my hometown of Boulder, Colo., police have been known to post photos online of the hundreds of people who gather for the town’s annual “4/20 Smoke Out” festivities. Local law enforcement has offered rewards in the past to anyone who can identify a person pictured within the series of photos posted on the police station’s website. In the case of the Google Group, it takes away the need to ask the public for help in actually identifying the individuals and just uses facial recognition software instead.Do you think it’s a good idea to “crowdsource justice,” and make it easy to help the law enforcement catch those breaking the law, or is it something we should leave up to the cops to deal with?via TechCrunch, BBClast_img read more

He put a smile on everyones face Irishman killed in Sydney laid

first_img Wednesday 1 Mar 2017, 6:07 PM By Pádraig Byrne Share7 Tweet Email2 “He put a smile on everyone’s face”: Irishman killed in Sydney laid to rest in Enniscorthy David Walsh’s fiancée Tina Cahill has been charged with his murder. No Comments Mar 1st 2017, 6:07 PM 34,166 Views A SOMBRE AIR hung over Enniscorthy, Co Wexford this morning as the late David “Motcha” Walsh (29) made the final stretch of his journey from his Moran Park home to Enniscorthy Cathedral for funeral mass.The father of three was stabbed to death at his home in Sydney, Australia earlier this month and his fiancée, 25 year-old Tina Cahill, from New Ross remains in custody having been charged with his murder.Family and friends had anticipated gathering in celebration after the pair got engaged on New Year’s Eve, however those plans were dashed after the news of David’s death reached home and they now gathered with the task of laying him to rest.As David’s coffin was carried up the aisle at St Aidan’s Cathedral, the notes of “The Voyage” rang out, a reflection of the journey that David’s remains had made to be finally laid to rest in his native Enniscorthy.A youthful congregation of mourners packed the Cathedral and spilled outside onto the street as a bright yellow wreath bearing the word “Dad” was placed at the foot of David’s coffin and Fr Odhran Furlong got the service underway.David’s brother Paddy gave a speech about his late brother.“I stayed up again last night with David, just like we spent many nights up talking and chatting,” he said. “Everyone knows what type of character he was. I tried to sum him up in a few words, but I could never do it.He was a real character. He put a smile on everyone’s face. He never took anything to seriously, except for his family. His siblings, his mam and dad and his three little girls were everything to him. Although he was far away, he never really left home. He has always been here. Now he’s here again to stay with his little girls.“I can picture him with that cheeky grin and heartwarming smile looking down on us now with open arms and a smile,” Paddy concluded. “Motcha, until we meet again brother, rest in peace.”Fr Odhran Furlong spoke about how the lives of Walsh’s family and friends had been “changed forever” and “no longer carry the same meaning and joy”.David’s three young daughters were all present and played a role in the service. Erin offered a prayer of the faithful where she told the congregation that her “Daddy had fought the good fight.”His other daughters Ava and Aine brought up the gifts and also read a poem in memory of their late father after communion.“We can either shed tears because he’s gone, or smile because he has lived,” Ava said, while Aine continued: “We can do what he would want – smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”To conclude the service, Fr Furlong thanked everyone present for their prayerful support in what he said has been a difficult few days for the Walsh family.He asked that everyone present continue to keep the Walsh family in their prayers, particularly David’s daughter Ava who is making her confirmation at the Cathedral on Saturday.Walsh was then carried from the cathedral by his family where he was greeted by a guard of honour by his former club Enniscorthy United with whom he enjoyed many years on the pitch.From there, the funeral cortege emerged onto a Cathedral street lined with mourners and on to David’s final resting place.Comments have been turned off as the case will be heard before the courtsRead: Community in shock as fiancée charged with murder of David Walsh in SydneyRead: Irish woman to appear in court on Wednesday charged with the murder of fiancé in Sydney Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Daithy Ian Walsh via Facebook Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3265852 Image: Daithy Ian Walsh via Facebooklast_img read more

Sinodinos appointed Cabinet Secretary

first_imgNSW senator Arthur Sinodinos has returned to the centre stage of politics after being appointed Cabinet Secretary in the Malcolm Turnbull government.On Sunday Prime Minister Turnbull confirmed the appointment saying Sinodinos had ensured “the gold standard” for cabinet government during his time as John Howard’s chief of staff.In a thinly-veiled criticism of his predecessor’s ‘captain’s calls’ and the leaks that besieged Tony Abbott, Mr Turnbull said he was “determined to have a consultative cabinet system” and that Sinodinos’ new wide-ranging role was to manage that process.Earlier in the day Senator Sinodinos told the ABC’s Insider program that under Mr Turnbull’s leadership it was important ministers were brought “in the tent” and made to feel their opinions were valued if the government wanted internal stability.“What’s important about leaks is, again, giving people the opportunity to have their say,  because if people feel they don’t have ownership of what’s going on, they’ve got nothing to lose then by being outside the tent…“If you  want to stop leaks, make sure people feel like their opinion is valued and they are in the tent.”Scott Morrison was appointed Treasurer and in one of the biggest surprises of the reshuffle, it was confirmed that Joe Hockey declined to be a part of the new ministry and will retire from parliament.The reshuffle saw five women promoted to the Cabinet, one of who – Marise Payne becomes the first woman appointed as Minister of Defence.West Australian senator Michaelia Cash comes into Cabinet as Minister for Employment and Minister for Women. Victorian MP Kelly O’Dwyer becomes Assistant Treasurer and Small Business Minister.Christopher Pyne becomes Minister for Industry, Innovation and  Science. WA MP Christian Porter enters Cabinet as the new Minister for Social Services . Mitch Fifield is the new Minister for Communications and Arts. Josh Frydenberg is promoted into Cabinet as Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, and Simon Birmingham takes Education and Training.George Brandis stays as Attorney General and becomes Leader of the Government in the Senate. Peter Dutton remains Minister for Immigration.  Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Google Doodle Juan Gris le peintre qui a redonné au cubisme ses

first_imgGoogle Doodle : Juan Gris, le peintre qui a redonné au cubisme ses couleursEn ce 23 mars, Google a décidé de rendre hommage à un grand peintre espagnol, Juan Gris qui s’est illustré au début du XXe siècle et a contribué à créer la tendance cubiste. Mort prématurément à l’âge de 40 ans, l’artiste est né il y a tout juste 125 ans.Des instruments, des partitions, des livres mais surtout beaucoup de couleurs et un mélange de formes carrés, triangles et rondes : inutile de s’y connaitre en peinture ou en dessin pour deviner que c’est bien à un artiste que Google a décidé de rendre hommage en ce 23 mars. Mais pour élucider le mystère du doodle du jour, il faut tout de même avoir quelques notions de peinture car c’est en effet l’anniversaire d’un grand peintre que célèbre aujourd’hui le géant américain, celui de Juan Gris, un artiste espagnol du début du XXe siècle. Si ce nom ne nous dit pas forcément quelque chose, Juan Gris, de son vrai nom José Victoriano Carmelo Carlos González-Pérez, est pourtant très connu dans le mouvement artistique qu’il a contribué à créer, le cubisme. Véritablement née au début du XXè siècle, cette tendance se caractérise par un mélange et une superposition de formes qui donnent aux oeuvres un aspect très particulier. Aspect que l’on peut observer dans les tableaux de grands peintres devenus expert en la matière tels que Georges Braque ou Pablo Picasso qui étaient d’ailleurs amis avec Juan Gris.Né le 23 mars 1887 (il y a tout juste 125 ans donc), le jeune José a rapidement exprimé son amour pour le dessin en suivant dès l’âge de 15 ans des cours de dessin industriel à la Escuela de Artes y Manufacturas à Madrid. Une pratique qui lui a permis de publier plusieurs dessins dans des journaux locaux avant de se tourner vers la peinture avec l’artiste José Maria Carbonero. Mais en 1906, le jeune peintre en quête d’aventures prend la route vers Paris où il s’installe et fait connaissance avec des grands noms de la peinture, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque et Fernand Léger. Bien qu’il continue à soumettre des dessins humoristiques à des journaux satiriques, en 1910, Juan Gris commence à peindre sérieusement. Une technique qui se développe au fil des années À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Au cours des deux années suivantes, il développe alors un style cubiste personnel remarquable et fait en outre la connaissance d’un autre grand artiste, Pablo Picasso. Avec son ami, il entame alors une période de recherche intense qui va s’avérer particulièrement prolifique malgré les difficultés liées à la première guerre mondiale. Pendant celle-ci, il déménage d’ailleurs avec sa femme Josette en Touraine avant de revenir à Paris en 1919 pour sa première exposition personnelle. En 1922, le peintre dessine ses premiers décors et costumes pour Sergei Diaghilev qui monte les Tentations de la bergère de Monteclair. Les années suivantes, il réalise deux nouvelles expositions à la Galerie Simon de Khanweiler à Paris et à la Galerie Flechtheim à Berlin. Mais il se fait également connaitre en exposant ses théories esthétiques entre 1924 et 1925, date à laquelle il tient une autre exposition, cette fois-ci à la Galerie Flechtheim de Düsseldorf. Preuve que son oeuvre a bien acquis une dimension internationale. Malheureusement, sa santé décline de plus en plus. Les médecins lui conseillent alors un séjour en altitude duquel il reviendra en meilleure forme mais l’amélioration n’est que de courte durée. Juan Gris meurt prématurément à l’âge de 40 ans laissant sa femme Josette et son fils Georges. Son oeuvre reste toutefois gravée dans les mémoires. Salvador Dali dira même à son sujet : “Juan Gris est le plus grand des peintres cubistes, plus important que Picasso parce que plus vrai. Picasso était constamment tourmenté par le désir de comprendre la manière de Gris dont les tableaux étaient techniquement toujours aboutis, d’une homogénéité parfaite, alors qu’il ne parvenait jamais à remplir ses surfaces de façon satisfaisante, couvrant avec difficulté la toile d’une matière aigre”. Le 23 mars 2012 à 18:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Betting Who will finish as the Serie A top scorer

first_imgCompetition for the Capocannoniere in the Serie A has never been more intense with five big names set to fight it out to become the best striker in ItalyThe Capocannoniere is awarded to the highest goalscorer of each season in Italy’s Serie A.It was Mauro Icardi and Ciro Immobile who won the prize last season with 29 goals each.But, while the Capocannoniere was keenly contested the last term, the competition promises to be bigger and more exciting than ever.Below are the odds that Bet365 have provided for the leading five contenders:Cristiano Ronaldo – 4/6The five-time Ballon d’Or winner stunned everyone when he moved from Real Madrid to Juventus in the summer.After taking just eight minutes to score in his unofficial debut, Ronaldo enters the new Serie A season as a huge contender for the Capocannoniere.The 33-year-old won the Pichichi Trophy (the Spanish version of the award) three times at Real and will now hope to make his mark in his debut campaign in the Italian top-flight.Mauro Icardi – 6/129 goals and nine assists saw Icardi claim the Capocannoniere (alongside Immobile) for the second time.Inter Milan will definitely hope that their Argentine striker is firing on all cylinders this year as they look to claim their first league title since 2010.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Gonzalo Higuain – 10/1Higuain finished in sixth place on the goalscorers’ chart last season with just 16 league goals for Juventus.But, after being ousted due to Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at Turin, the former Real Madrid striker has a point to prove this year on loan at AC Milan.Higuain won the Capocannoniere in the 2015/16 season with Napoli after notching a record 36 goals.Ciro Immobile – 12/1Immobile will hope to claim the award for himself this year after having to share it with Mauro Icardi last season following the Argentine’s goal against Lazio in the final day of the 2017/18 Serie A campaign.The Lazio striker last won the Capocannoniere in the 2013-14 season with 22 goals.Edin Dzeko – 14/1The AS Roma striker saved his best for Europe last season with eight goals in 12 games on route to the semi-finals of the Champions League.But Dzeko had a below-par campaign in the Serie A last term and only found the back of the net 16 times.However, the Bosnian did win the Capocannoniere in the 2016/17 season with 29 goalslast_img read more

ASA WISHH Deepens Aquaculture Programming in Cambodia

first_imgASA/WISHH’s Jim Hershey visits a tilapia study being conducted by a local university near Siem Reap Province. A quick look showed that there was substantial room for improvement. The CAST Project, with Kansas State University’s Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab, will strengthen local universities’ ability to teach and certify experts in aquaculture techniques and management practices, including proper feed and feeding techniques.ASA’s Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST) Project made progress as Chief of Party Jim Hershey spent most of November in Southeast Asia meeting with project partners, fish producers and feed mills that buy U.S. soybean meal, such as CP Foods.The largest feed mill and poultry producer in Cambodia, CP imports about 50,000 tons of soybean meal per year for feed production for many target species (but not yet fish) and they appreciate U.S. origin for its quality and amino acid profile. Hershey also met with the regional USDA representatives and participated in a Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture led working group on aquaculture. ASA contracted with USDA on Sept.27. The CAST Project budget is $17 million over 5 years, funded by the USDA’s Food for Progress Program.last_img read more

US construction organisation pays 178766 in back pay for overtime violations

first_imgFlorida-based framing and drywall construction organisation Gomez Drywall Contractors has been ordered to pay $178,766 (£140,872.97) in back pay to 108 employees for violating overtime regulations.An investigation conducted by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD), part of the US Department of Labor, found that Gomez Drywall Contractors has misclassified its staff as independent contractors, subsequently failing to pay them overtime when they worked more than 40 hours over the working week. This violates the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which requires employers to pay overtime hours at time and a half an employee’s regular pay.Gomez Drywall Contractors also did not comply with the FLSA’s recordkeeping provision; the organisation failed to maintain the required time and payroll records.The investigation further found that staff employed primarily by Gomez Drywall Contractors were also jointly employed by Texas-based general contractor RSL Contractors, which had hired Gomez Drywall Contractors as a subcontractor. RSL Contractors assisted with the WHD’s investigation and has agreed to release any due payments directly to the Department of Labor.The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) also participated in the investigation and contributed to the resolution.Troy Mouton, district director, New Orleans at the WHD, said: “Violations like those found in this case are common in this industry and are avoidable. The Wage and Hour Division is committed to ensuring that employees receive the wages they’ve earned and that employers compete on a level playing field.”last_img read more

Car slams into Bank of America no injuries reported

first_imgTAMARAC, Fla. (WSVN) — A car crashed through the window of a bank in Tamarac, Thursday afternoon.The Broward Sheriff’s Office have pulled the silver BMW out of the Bank of America, located near 8200 N. University Drive, which partially drove through windows near the entrance. The collision occurred around noon.No injuries were reported to anyone inside the bank or the driver, officials said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Letters from the Sky melds snow science with art

first_imgSnowflake by Sarah DeGennaro from the “Letters from the Sky” art installation to be premiered on Thursday, Dec. 31, at the UA Museum of the North. (Photo via UA Museum of the North)Art and science combine in a new exhibit at the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks.The “Letters From the Sky” installation opening Thursday shows how snowflakes form.It’s the teamwork of Fairbanks artist Sarah DeGennaro and geophysicist Simon Filhol.“He does snow science, and so I just wanted to do an art project that would sort of incorporate snow science and make it something that was publicly accessible,” she said. “Something that’s not so hard to understand.”DeGennaro’s drawing and Fihol’s science result in an animated rendition of snow crystal formation.“It shows the progression of the snowflakes starting at the center and growing outward until it’s a complete snow crystal.”DeGennaro says Fihol wrote a program to animate her drawing as part of the grant funded project.The final product is video that will be projected on the side of the museum as part New Year’s Eve festivities on campus.last_img read more

Continued floods forecast in Sylhet

first_imgPeople stand at a flooded road damaged after an earthquake hit Osaka, Japan on 18 June in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. Photo: ReutersHeavy rainfall over the past few days has caused severe flooding in several villages of various districts including northeastern Sylhet.In Sylhet, several upazilas were inundated due to incessant rainfall for the past three days, leaving several hundred thousand people marooned.The highest rainfall recorded in Bangladesh during the last 24 hours ending at 09:00 AM on Monday was 80 mm in Sunamganj and Lorergarh of Sylhet, says the Flood summary published on the official website of Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre of Bangladesh Monday.The flood summary issued at 9:00am Monday predicted that the existing flood situation in Moulvibazar district might continue improving, while the existing flood situation in Sylhet district might remain steady for the next 24 hours.The flood bulletin on the website shows, Surma, Kushiyara and Manu rivers were flowing above danger level at six points with places in the country experiencing heavy rainfall.The FFWC on Monday recorded 80 mm rainfall at Lorergarh in Sylhet, 80mm at Sunamganj, 60mm at Habiganj, 57mm at Kanaighat, 62 at Moheshkhola and 44 mm at Jafflong.The FFWC also said, the Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Ganges-Padma rivers might continue rising in the next 48 hours while the major rivers of the northeastern region, except the Surma river, might continue to fall in the next 24 hours.last_img read more

Nonviolent ancient India is a myth

first_imgIndia’s independence movement was built on the principle of non-violence but a new book by noted historian Upinder Singh, also the daughter of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, suggests that the idea of a non-violent ancient India is a myth that Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru “helped create” while driving the independence movement on the principle of non-violence. In “Political Violence in Ancient India”, Upinder Singh, head of Delhi University’s History Department, documents the “dynamic tension between violence and non-violence in ancient Indian political thought and practice over twelve hundred years”.But what makes Singh reach the conclusion that the idea of a non-violent ancient India is a “myth” that Nehru and Gandhi helped create?”I think that the great value attached to non-violence in Gandhian nationalism (of which Nehru was also an important part) lulled us into thinking of a non-violent ancient India. This is a myth. This is why the problem of political violence has hardly been noticed, let alone studied (till my book!). Ancient Indian history is full of episodes of bloody wars, succession struggles, patricide, fratricide, conflicts between states and forest people, and the killing of animals. There was also social conflict.”These things are well known, but we have somehow not joined the dots. Ancient India boasts the icons of ahimsa like Mahavira, the Buddha and Ashoka. But what people need to realise is that their strong pleas for non-violence indicate that these men were very troubled by violence all around them. So, the idea of a non-violent ancient India is indeed a myth. This pleasant myth can perhaps offer some comfort in our desire for peace and harmony in our present violent, intolerant world. It can be used as a basis to argue for a return to a golden age of non-violence. But such a golden age never existed,” Singh said.According to her book, Nehru thought that India’s history was marked by a high level of social harmony and a lack of conflict. In Mahatma Gandhi’s understanding of Indian history too, the principle of non-violence stood out.But her findings also seem to suggest that Hindu ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar – the hero of BJP and its Jana Sangh predecessor, as also its ideological backbone RSS – saw violence and war as “necessary and laudable Hindu responses” against foreign aggressors.She also mentions that Nehruvian model of ancient Indian past – one in which Buddhism, Ashoka, and non-violence, had pride of place – were reflected in the national flag and emblem post-independence. But, she argues in the book, it was based on a very selective reading of India’s ancient history. Is it not possible that instead of being a mere representation of India’s ancient past, these symbols were used by Nehru and Gandhi to reflect the aspirations of a modern independent country, with non-violence as the core ideal of the then newborn nation? “It is but natural that there was a close relationship between the political agendas of political leaders, how they perceived India’s ancient history, what they emphasised, and their aspirations for India’s future,” Singh added.last_img read more

How to Build and Manage a Website With Your iPhone

first_img 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » This story appears in the October 2012 issue of . Subscribe » Weebly broke ground in 2006 when it launched a powerful free program that makes it easy for entrepreneurs and others to build websites without any coding or blogging knowledge. But this past May, the company did something few thought was possible: It introduced an eponymous iOS app that allows mobile users to update their content, add photos and images, moderate comments, monitor stats and even build an entire site or blog right from their iPhones. And it’s free.”Today people are on the go, away from their computers, maybe standing in line at Starbucks. The app lets them respond to customers and comments right away,” says David Rusenko, who founded Weebly with his Penn State college buddies Dan Veltri and Chris Fanini. “Anytime, anywhere, you can take and post a picture or video, monitor your stats–it lets you respond wherever you are.”Rusenko is mum about exactly how many of Weebly’s roughly 13 million-plus users have downloaded the mobile app, but he says it was among the top three productivity offerings on the iTunes App Store for a week and a half after it was first released. An updated version, released in July 2012, has a five-star average user rating in the App Store.For Callista Bond–a Kansas City, Mo., artist, photographer and graphic designer who has used Weebly to build more than 20 sites for clients since 2008–the new app is a welcome addition. She downloaded it in June and uses it for her own website to moderate and respond to blog comments from readers when she’s away from her desk. “They appreciate how much more quickly I can respond to them,” she says.Users who have created online forms on Weebly.com to generate and collect business inquiries can then use the Weebly app to view the responses on the go. In addition to allowing for rapid responsiveness, the app also offers users the ability to post blog entries to Facebook and Twitter with one click. The downside: It’s not available for Android users.Weebly makes money from premium versions of its website-building package, which offer extra multimedia functions and better support. The premium version is available for as little as $2.99 per month with a two-year contract. A designer platform (intended for use by professional website designers) ranges from $7.95 to $24.95 per month.Rusenko pegs small businesses–58 percent of which still don’t have websites, according to research by Google–as Weebly’s target market. “It’s free, and they can do it on their iPhones,” he says. “People understand that it has to be simple to work.”  October 30, 2012 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald stands with his teammates before the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) S/O to the fans that were holdin us down all season, we appreciate you and all the love that yall gave throughout….Thank you— Kevin Minter (@Kmint_46) January 25, 2016 Didn’t play how we needed. Sorry we couldn’t bring that trophy back to the desert. We love you guys and thank you for all the support.— Justin bethel (@Jbet26) January 25, 2016Coyotes rookie Max Domi and Arizona Sen. John McCain also issued their support for the Cardinals via Twitter.Tough ending but what a year for the @AZCardinals ! Fun to watch!#BeRedSeeRed— Max Domi (@max_domi) January 25, 2016 – / 69 The Arizona Cardinals suffered a disappointing 49-15 loss to the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship, and the loss put an end to the 2015 season in a sobering way.Several Cardinals players went to Twitter to express their disappointment in their performance. Receiver Larry Fitzgerald, linebacker Kevin Minter and safety Rashad Johnson thanked Arizona fans for their support during the record-breaking regular season that helped the Cardinals reach the NFC title game. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img Comments   Share   Top Stories Cardinal nation we are terribly sorry about the bitter defeat we suffered this evening!!— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) January 25, 2016We are truly grateful for the love & support you all showed us this season. We couldn’t have made it this far without you! #BirdGang— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) January 25, 2016 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Birdgang thank u for the support, what a great season but didn’t end how we wanted and I apologize for tonight. Love this group— Rashad Johnson (@49foyamind49) January 25, 2016 Congrats to @AZCardinals on an outstanding season – you make #Arizona very proud! #BeRedSeeRed #AZvsCAR— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) January 25, 2016last_img read more

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