Cop held for consuming liquor in dry Bihar

first_imgA sub-inspector of police was arrested here on Friday while consuming liquor at a hotel in violation of the strict prohibition law, the district police chief said.Muzaffarpur SSP Manoj Kumar said that a raid was conducted at a hotel in Shukla Road locality under Town police station area following a tip-off. Among those arrested from the spot were the hotel’s owner Sanjeev Kumar and S-I Manoj Kumar Nirala, the SSP said adding that breath analyzer test confirmed that the S-I had consumed alcohol.last_img read more

PVL: San Sebastian recovers from opener loss, sweeps JRU

first_imgView comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Joyce Sta. Rita paced San Sebastian with 16 points but she got ample support from Nikka Dalisay and Daurene Santos who finished with 13 and 11 points, respectively.San Sebastian head coach Roger Gorayeb wants his team to stand on its feet after the famed three-time MVP Grethcel Soltones left the squad due to graduation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“This is their time to shine, they can’t reason out that Grethcel isn’t there anymore,” said Gorayeb. “I hope they can fix their psychology. I want them to dream big.”Shola Alvarez top-scored for JRU with 13 points while Dolly Verzosa added 11. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Sebastian bounced back from its brutal opening loss and swept Jose Rizal U, 25-23, 25-22, 25-21, in the the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Stags are now at 1-1, after losing to Far Eastern University 25-17, 25-21, 25-14, in their first game, while the Lady Heavy Bombers are at 0-2 to bottom Group A.ADVERTISEMENT Incoming Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball shares plans to visit PH next year Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Gameslast_img read more

Sports Wrap: Anil Kumble reveals awkward moment, Serena Williams chases history and more

first_imgKumble says interview with Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman was nerve-rackingIndia’s head coach Anil Kumble had to appear for an interview before the high-powered Cricket Advisory Committee comprising his former teammates Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman.Kumble got India coaching job after Dravid turned it down Former captain Anil Kumble was not the first choice for the head coach’s post of the Indian cricket team it seems.Kumble promises to resolve Conflict of Interest issue before taking charge  Anil Kumble expressed his displeasure at being repeatedly asked aboutconflict of interest issue during an interaction with the mediayesterday.  USA forward LeBron to skip Rio Olympics LeBron James has all the gold he needs this summer and won’t go chasing after a third Olympic gold at Rio.Stuck on 21, Serena Williams aims to finish the jobWorld number one Serena Williams will be aiming to match Steffi Graf’sprofessional era benchmark at Wimbledon when the championships startnext week.last_img read more

IPL 2017: Sandeep Sharma, Martin Guptill power Punjab to 10-wicket win vs Delhi

first_imgMedium-pacer Sandeep Sharma picked up four wickets as Kings XI Punjab bundled Delhi Daredevils out for a mere 67 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Sunday.Sandeep made an excellent comeback to the playing XI after missing the last match with figures of 4/20 in four excellent overs. The right-armer produced superb swing and movement off the pitch to trouble the off-colour Delhi batting line-up to no end.The 23-year-old clinched three wickets in his first three overs to put the hosts in the driving seat.This is the second lowest total in this year’s IPL after Royal Challengers Bangalore were dismissed for 49 during their 82-run loss to Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens last week.Fast bowler Varun Aaron and left-arm spinner Axar Patel picked up a couple of wickets each for Punjab.Delhi lost their first wicket in the opening over when comeback man Sam Billings offered an outside edge to an out-swinger from Sandeep for an easy catch to Punjab wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha.Delhi were off to a slow start and got their first boundary in the third over when Sanju Samson dispatched a Sandeep delivery to the wide mid-off fence.The Punjab pacer got his revenge a ball later when Sanju tried to flick one off his pads to the mid-wicket region. But the ball did not swing as much as he had expected, and taking the toe of the bat ballooned up for a simple catch by Rohit Sharma at mid-off.Sandeep picked up his third wicket in his next over with an excellent caught and bowled effort to send Shreyas Iyer back to the pavilion. Iyer had attempted to drive the ball past the bowler but was outfoxed by the lack of pace.advertisementDelhi continued to struggle and Patel picked up a wicket when Karun Nair misjudged the line of the ball only to see it crash into his off-stump.Rishabh Pant was then trapped leg before by Glenn Maxwell and Patel claimed his second victim in the form of Chris Morris as Delhi lost their entire top and middle order within first nine overs.Brief Scores:Delhi Daredevils: 67 in 17.1 overs (Corey Anderson 18; Sandeep Sharma 4/20) vs Kings XI Punjab.last_img read more

Yoga mats spread across world on Yoga Day

first_imgUnited Nations/Lima, Jun 21 (PTI) From Perus historic citadel of Machu Picchu to the UNs sprawling lawns in New York, yoga mats were spread at iconic landmarks across the world as yoga practitioners today performed asanas to mark the third International Yoga Day.Top UN diplomats, officials, envoys, yoga practitioners and people from all walks of life attended a grand event organised by Indias Permanent Mission to the UN to mark the day at the world bodys headquarters in New York.Hundreds of specially designed yoga mats were spread across the UNs sprawling north lawns, facing the imposing UN General Assembly hall and the UN Secretariat building, as people from all walks of life descended on the UN headquarters to participate in the Yoga Session with Yoga Masters.Chants, hymns, prayers and the sound of “Om” reverberated across the UN as leading yoga practitioners led the gathering through sessions of yoga and meditation to celebrate the traditional wellness regime that originated in India.The UN also issued special stamps commemorating the Yoga Day. The UN postal agency, UN Postal Administration (UNPA) issues the new special event sheet to commemorate the day that has been marked annually since 2015.Delivering the secretary generals message on the Yoga Day, a top UN official has said that yoga can make an important contribution in achieving a healthy life and promoting well being for all at a time when the world is striving to achieve sustainable development goals.At the iconic and historic citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru, one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World, Yoga practitioners stretched themselves in various asanas to mark the day.advertisementBoth Machu Picchu and yoga are recognised by the UNESCO as common heritage of the world.The IDY celebrations started with a welcome address by Jose Fernando Astete Director of the Machu Picchu Archaeological site.Sandeep Chakravorty, Ambassador of India to Peru said that both Machu Picchu and yoga are invaluable world heritage and legacy for humankind.This being the peak tourist season for visit to Machu Picchu, the international visitors touring the historic citadel also joined the celebrations enthusiastically.In China, a record number of people participated in yoga events held in several cities across the country. A large number of Chinese practitioners besides Indian diaspora took part in the celebrations at the old premises of the Indian Embassy in BeijingTwenty Yoga ambassadors from the Morarji Desai Institute in India demonstrated a power-packed yogic asanas. Members from 12 Chinese yoga groups also took part in the event.”Our assessment is that the yoga events held in China this year is the largest,” Chargé daffaires of the Indian Embassy, Amit Narang told PTI.”Participation in the events in various cities exceeded all expectations and the numbers are unprecedented,” he said.China?s prominent Yoga school Yogi Yoga set up by Indian yoga specialist Manmohan Singh Bandari and his Chinese wife Yin Yan held special yogic performance with their students at Ritan Park.Yesterday, the Indian Embassy, Yogi Yoga centre along with Chinese Peoples Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), which is affiliated to Chinese Foreign Ministry, held a special yoga session at the iconic Great Wall of China.In Shanghai, about 1,000 Yoga enthusiasts took part in the main event held at the Dongping National Forest Park at the Chongming Islands, which was jointly organised by Consulate General of India, Shanghai along with Chongming County Government. About 1,000 Yoga lovers from Chongming island participated in the Yoga celebrations, a statment from the Consulate said.Shanghai became the seventh city to host the 3rd IDY launch, which is being celebrated across twelve cities in Eastern China from June 17?25.Besides Shanghai, Yoga events were held in Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces, with theme of Ten cities, ten days, bringing together 15,000 yoga lovers closer to India ? promoting healthy and harmonious lifestyles.The other cities in the region which held Yoga events included Lishui), Wuyi, Huzhou, Zhenjiang, Hangzhou ? Tonglu, Wenzhou, Jiaxing, Suqian, Xuzhou, Taizhou and Wuxi.The Indian Consulate in Guangzhou organised two big yoga festivals with yoga gurus from India.In Dhakas Bangabandhu National Stadium, hundreds of people participated in the IDY event with parliamentary speaker Shirin Sharmin Choudhury opening the celebrations amid enthusiasm.Indian and Bangladeshi yoga gurus demonstrated asanas at the stadium.Sports associations, yoga associations, yoga institutes, students from various schools, colleges and universities in Bangladesh participated in the early morning event.The programme began with the screening of a video message of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.A new yoga app on Common Yoga Protocol was released along with a special edition of Bharat Bichitra, a regular High Commission publication, on Yoga.advertisementYoga sessions were also organised in northwestern Rajshahi and southeastern port city of Chittagong.Various Bangladeshi yoga organisations and institutes also organised separate programmes.Nepal also joined the world to mark the day as Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba underlined the need for imparting the ancient knowledge of yoga to students at school-level.During a function in Kathmandu, Deuba said, “Yoga must be taught at school-level keeping in mind its mental and physical benefits, and the balance it creates between heart and mind.”Deuba released Dainandin Yogabhyas, a book written by Acharya Bal Krishna and Yoga Sandesh published by the Indian Embassy.Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri was also present during the function.In Pakistan, the Indian High Commission celebrated the Yoga Day on on June 18.Members of the diplomatic community along with High Commission officials based in Islamabad enthusiastically participated in the event led by Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale.Bambawale welcomed the participants at the event and highlighted the efforts of the Indian government in promoting ancient Indian traditions of healthy living.A yoga session was conducted by the participants as per the “Common Yoga Protocol” issued by the Ministry of AYUSH. The United Nations General Assembly had made a declaration in December 2014 that every June 21 would be observed as International Day of Yoga, a move that India lobbied hard for. PTI TEAM PMS AKJ PMSlast_img read more

Islanders Brace For Lightning

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — Despite a disappointing overtime loss in their last game, the New York Islanders were pleased with their improved play.Now, after falling behind in their second-round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Islanders know they’ll have to keep it up to have a chance to advance to the conference finals.“It was our best game so far,” center Frans Nielsen said. “Just have to come out and try to be even better next game.”After a bad loss in Game 2 in Tampa, the Islanders came out with the increased aggressive play coach Jack Capuano was looking for back in front of the raucous home crowd in Brooklyn.New York was 39 seconds from taking a 2-1 series lead, but the Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov gave the seesaw game its fourth tie, and then Brian Boyle won it less than three minutes into the extra period.That gave the Lightning the series lead with Game 4 on May 6 (7 p.m. EDT, NBCSN) back at Barclays Center before shifting to Tampa for Game 5 on May 8.Capuano said the players need to forget the loss and just focus on the things they did well.“It’s a short memory,” Capuano said. “It was probably one the best games we played all year so there’s a lot of positives you can take. We finally got our D activating more than we want in the offense. … Hopefully, we can build on some of those things. That was Islander hockey, we played to our identity. And that’s the way that we’re going to have to play if we’re going to have success in this series.”One of the things they did better was get more shots on goal, finishing with 39 in Game 3 after totaling 42 in the first two games.The Islanders also were more physical with 44 hits, compared to 34 for the Lightning. Those included several punishing jolts, including the two that gained national attention.The first by New York’s Thomas Hickey on Jonathan Drouin, who was knocked out of the game in the second period before returning in the third and assisting on the tying score in the final minute of regulation. The other was by Boyle on Hickey in the OT just before Boyle went down the ice and scored.Capuano believed Boyle’s hit was too high and thought he could be suspended a game by the NHL. However, the defenseman was not sanctioned and the Lightning expect the physical play to continue. Tampa Bay, which reached the Stanley Cup Finals last year, isn’t taking anything for granted.“This series has so much more, so long to go,” Cooper said. “Everybody that’s watching this series is looking forward to Game 4.”Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman added: “We’re going to have to play at the same level the next game on Friday. It’s going to be a tough game again so we have to be ready.”The Islanders are trailing in a series for the first time this postseason. They alternated wins with Florida in the first five games of the first round before closing it out in Game 6 at home for their first playoff series win in 23 years. Then, they won the opener against the Lightning, but have lost two straight since.“We just got to keep pushing,” said forward Josh Bailey, who scored twice in Game 3. “I think we’ll tweak some things, refocus. … The next game is the most important now and our focus won’t change.”New York needs a win to avoid going back to Tampa in a 3-1 hole.“It’s for sure a must-win for us, it feels like now,” Nielsen said. “We just got to come out and play the way we did (Tuesday) and give ourselves a chance to win.(VIN A. CHERWOO, AP Sports Writer)last_img read more

West Ham v Newcastle United: match preview

first_img (s 87′) 24 Fredericks Possession 21 Ogbonna 3 Dummett news Share on Facebook West Ham United 9 Joelinton 23 Diop (s 77′) 24 Almiron 10 Saint-Maximin 22 Haller 13 Roberto 15 Willems 4 Balbuena 3 Cresswell 18 Fornals 41 Rice West Ham 16 Noble 43 Longstaff Goal attempts Newcastle lie a point above the bottom three before visiting the London Stadium. Steve Bruce’s side are capable of defending well but they have struggled in front of goal and need to provide better service for Joelinton, who has only scored once since his £40m move from Hoffenheim. A more ambitious attacking approach is required if Newcastle are to inconvenience West Ham, who are winless since beating Manchester United on 22 September. Jacob SteinbergSaturday 3pmVenue London StadiumLast season West Ham 2 Newcastle 0Referee Stuart AttwellThis season G5 Y16 R1 3.4 cards/gameOdds H 5-6 A 7-2 D 13-5WEST HAMSubs from Martin, Ogbonna, Cardoso, Fredericks, Masuaku, Johnson, Ajeti, Coventry, Fornals, Sánchez, Lanzini, HollandDoubtful NoneInjured Reid (match fitness), Wilshere (groin, both 9 Nov), Antonio (hamstring), Fabianski (hip, both unknown)Suspended NoneDiscipline Y18 R1Form DWDLLDLeading scorer Haller 4NEWCASTLESubs from Darlow, Manquillo, Krafth, Dummett, Ki, Gayle, Carroll, Muto, Shelvey, AtsuDoubtful NoneInjured Lejeune (knee), Schär (knee), Ritchie (ankle, all 9 Nov)Suspended S Longstaff (first of three)Discipline Y17 R2Form LDLWLDLeading scorers Joelinton, Lascelles, M Longstaff, Schär, Shelvey, Willems 1 Substitutes 10 West Ham Off target 3 Newcastle 6 West Ham On target 9 Newcastle 31 69 Substitutes 7 3 7 Yarmolenko Share on Messenger (s 72′) 7 Carroll 22 Yedlin (s 46′) 10 Lanzini 30 Atsu 18 Fernandez 15 Sanchez 10 7 Topics Newcastle United 6 Lascelles Lineups (s 46′) 8 Shelvey Newcastle Match stats 14 Hayden Share on LinkedIn 25 Martin NEW31WHU69% 5 Zabaleta 17 Krafth 2 Clark NEW WHU Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Corners Premier League 12 Gayle Match previews Share on Pinterest (s 89′) 27 Ajeti 26 Darlow 11 Snodgrass Share via Email 1 Dubravka Fouls 8 Felipe Anderson Reuse this contentlast_img read more

17 days agoDybala happier at Juventus under coach Sarri

first_imgDybala happier at Juventus under coach Sarriby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaulo Dybala says he’s happy at Juventus under coach Maurizio Sarri.The striker feels more comfortable with Sarri than predecessor Max Allegri.He said, “I wanted to stay, I wanted to play here and continue my career at Juve. I think I can still give a lot and I showed a glimpse of that against Inter.“I feel less weight on my shoulders and very calm mentally. I was convinced that with Sarri, I’d start to have fun, work and prove what I’m worth. And that’s what I’m trying to do.“Sarri and Allegri have different ways of playing, and it shows. With Allegri we did so many things, but I think we play a bit more attacking with Sarri and we play the ball more.“After that, of course, we’ll have to see what happens during the season. My goal was important, for the team and I, to score at that moment, for how we got to the game.“They’d never lost in the League and now we’re the only unbeaten team in Europe: when it comes to Juventus, sometimes you need to have a bit of respect.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Former 4-Star WR Suspended Indefinitely Following Arrest

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A former four-star wide receiver recruit has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest.According to a report from The Mercury, Kansas State suspended wide receiver Hunter Rison.Police arrested and charged the former top recruit with one count of domestic battery/knowing or reckless bodily to family/person in a dating relationship, the report said.New Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman addressed Rison’s arrest in a statement.“Our program will be one that is built on hard work and integrity and doing things the right way. We have extremely high expectations for our players on and off the field.Rison transferred to Kansas State from Michigan State following the 2017 college football season.In his freshman season with the Spartans, Rison racked up 224 yards on 19 receptions this season while fighting for the No. 4 wide receiver spot.Rison was a part of the 2017 recruiting class as a 4-star wide receiver.The son of former first-round pick and five-time Pro Bowl wide receive Andre Rison, Hunter sat out the 2018 season following his transfer.Cougars head coach Chris Klieman – formerly of North Dakota State – raved about Rison during spring practice.“He has a world of ability, and I am excited to see, just like everybody else, when we reinstall all of this stuff when we get to August, how much retention everybody has so that they just play faster,” Klieman said.Stay tuned for additional details.last_img read more

Report: Former “Last Chance U” Coach Charged With 8 Felonies

first_imgA detail of a Nike official NCAA size football as it sits in the end zone while the West Virginia Mountaineers stretchon the field prior to playing against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A former coach from the Netflix series “Last Chance U” is in big trouble with the law.According to a report from Parsons Sun, former Independence Community College football coach Jason Brown is facing eight felony counts.The report reveals Brown allegedly stole the identity of a lawyer in an attempt to silence local newspapers.Here’s more from the report:Brown, who gained notoriety for being featured on the Netflix documentary series “Last Chance U,” is charged with four counts of blackmail, four counts of identity theft, all felonies, as well as two counts of criminal false communication, both misdemeanors. The Montgomery County Attorney’s Office filed charges Friday.Brown stepped down from his position about a week after he allegedly told a German player “I’m your new Hitler.”The Montgomery County Chronicle initially published his comments and was mentioned as part of his decision to step down.“More plainly, the Montgomery County Chronicle has greatly diminished my ability to successfully do my job,” he said in his statement.Brown allegedly sent a cease-and-desist email to the Chronicle posing as an attorney from the Cochran Law Firm in California.The fourth season of “Last Chance U” is set to be released July 19.last_img read more

Budget2017 The expectations for child welfare in Manitoba

first_imgShaneen Robinson-Desjarlais APTN National NewsAs First Nation child advocates continue to fight for money promised after last year’s historic human rights tribunal ruling, some in Manitoba are hoping tomorrow’s budget will provide much-needed cash for programs for First Nations child welfare agencies.Manitoba has one of the highest rates of child apprehension in the country.srobinson@aptn.calast_img

Lack of funding forces UN food agency to reduce operations in DPR

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is being forced to scale back its emergency operation to reach six million hungry and vulnerable people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) due to a severe lack of funding.At a press briefing in the Chinese capital, Beijing, today, the agency said that of the $504 million needed for the programme, only $75 million has been received so far.Amir Abdulla, WFP Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, said that the agency is currently reviewing the terms and conditions under which the scheme is providing food to the hungry.“We need to make sure that any terms agreed to do not compromise our accountability,” he said. WFP’s spokesperson in DPRK, Lena Savelli, told UN Radio today that the agency will target its work in only 57 counties out of the 131 where it had originally planned to provide food aid.“This will bring down the planned number of beneficiaries from 6.2 to 2.27 million,” she said, adding that at current levels, WFP has the resources needed to continue this level of operations until October or November.A joint report by WFP and the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) released last December estimated that nearly nine million people could be hungry due to a shortage in cereals in the DPRK in 2009.Even with commercial imports, DPRK will face a cereal deficit of over 800,000 tons, according to the FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission, the first such comprehensive mission conducted since 2004. 1 July 2009The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is being forced to scale back its emergency operation to reach six million hungry and vulnerable people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) due to a severe lack of funding. read more

As flooding continues in Bulgaria UN agencies stand ready to offer further

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has provided blankets, kitchen utensils, water purification tablets and oral re-hydration salts, while OCHA has made a $30,000 emergency grant to its local office for emergency response coordination. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) will also provide an emergency cash grant. The UN World Health Organization (WHO), which already conducted a rapid health assessment last month, remains ready to assist with a similar assessment following heavy rains last weekend, which compounded flooding that has affected more than a quarter of the country’s 7.5 million people, causing 20 deaths and an estimated $630 million in damage. read more

UN Ambassador against Hunger Ronaldinho is footballer of the year

“We are tremendously proud that a member of the WFP team has won the highest accolade available to a professional soccer player,” WFP Executive Director James Morris said.The 25-year-old striker, who scooped the “Ballon D’Or” in Paris on Monday night, now holds all three of the most important individual awards in soccer.Off the field, Ronaldinho is playing a key role in WFP’s efforts to fight hunger, most recently in Guatemala, where last month, Hurricane Stan blew away the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of Guatemala’s poorest communities. With only $6 million of the $14 million requested by WFP to feed nearly 300,000 people, many Guatemalans are facing a hungry Christmas, the agency said.”Ronaldinho is helping WFP on the frontline of the crisis by helping us raise awareness around the world. With everyone’s support, we can win this match against hunger. It isn’t only champions who can help rebuild the future for those who have lost everything,” Mr. Morris said. read more

Brock seeks participants for study on fathers with newborns

Before Allison Flynn-Bowman came home from the hospital four years ago with her newborn baby, she knew life for her and her partner would never be the same.They counted on the usual sleepless nights and a schedule that revolved around this new, little person. Flynn-Bowman had a pretty good idea of what she as a mother would be doing: mainly breastfeeding her newborn and being always ready to respond to her baby’s cries.But what she and her partner didn’t anticipate was an existential question that generations before her didn’t necessarily need to grapple with: what does a father do? How does a father factor into the very intimate bond between mother and newborn baby?“During breastfeeding, fathers might feel left out or that they don’t have time to bond with their newborns,” says Flynn-Bowman. “They might have lack of knowledge about the things that they could do with their infants, or a lack of communication with their partner because things are sometimes tense in those first few months.”Fast forward several years later and Flynn-Bowman, now a graduate student in Brock University’s Department of Nursing, is researching how to strengthen the involvement of fathers in the lives of their newborns.From left, Allison Flynn-Bowman, graduate student in Brock University’s Department of Nursing, with Associate Professor of Nursing Lynn Rempel.Through a program Flynn-Bowman created called Dad Rocks Niagara, she and her supervisor, Associate Professor of Nursing Lynn Rempel, have come up with a method they think will help fathers develop better relationships with their newborns and partners.The two researchers are looking for around 60 men in and around Niagara whose partners are in their final stages of pregnancy to participate in a study that will test out their method.“We want to increase fathers’ involvement with their newborns and give fathers a program tailored directly for them. A lot of existing information and supports are geared toward new mothers,” says Flynn-Bowman.The research involves the men filling out surveys and receiving information on a regular basis over six months.There is also an optional Facebook group where fathers in the study can connect with one another.The study is based on earlier research Rempel conducted in Vietnam. Funded by Grand Challenges Canada, the “Fathers Involvement: Saving Brains in Vietnam” study tested ways to increase the involvement of fathers in their infants’ lives as a way of improving infant development.“Fathers in that study were excited to learn how they could interact with their infants right from birth and enjoyed using the study materials with ideas specifically for them,” says Rempel.Flynn-Bowman says her research idea came from her own experience of being a mother and partner.“We had challenges with breastfeeding and there were definitely times I wanted my husband to do stuff, but he was unavailable to help me and my children,” she says.Negotiating fathers’ activities — such as changing diapers, walking with the babies, making sure mothers are comfortable during breastfeeding — before the children were born proved to be beneficial.Men who are about to become fathers or whose newborns are less than two weeks old and who wish to participate in the study should contact: or visit the the Facebook page at read more

La Chine sapprête à lancer le premier module de sa station spatiale

first_imgLa Chine s’apprête à lancer le premier module de sa station spatialeAujourd’hui, la Chine prépare le lancement de son premier module d’essai dans le cadre d’un programme visant à doter le pays d’une station spatiale permanente à l’horizon 2020. Le vaisseau Tiangong-1 doit décoller cet après-midi de la base de Jiuquan, dans le désert de Gobi. C’est un grand jour pour le secteur spatial chinois. Aujourd’hui, le pays s’apprête à entamer l’aventure de sa station spatiale baptisée Tiangong-1 et a lancé ce matin le compte à rebours. En effet, le premier module de ce “palais céleste” doit décoller cet après midi, entre 13H16 et 13H31 GMT, depuis la base de Jiuquan, dans le désert de Gobi. Décollage qui se fera à l’aide d’une fusée Longue Marche 2F dans laquelle le vaisseau est embarqué.  À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAMais, une fois mis en orbite, cet engin Tiangong-1 dont la durée de vie dans l’espace est de deux ans ne restera pas longtemps seul. D’ici un mois, le vaisseau inhabité Shenzhou VIII le rejoindra pour un tout premier rendez-vous spatial, puis ce sera au tour de Shenzhou IX et Shenzhou X qui eux, embarqueront au moins un astronaute de partir à la rencontre de Tiangong-1. Des évènements qui ne se feront pas sans difficulté. En effet, la technologie des amarrages spatiaux n’est pas simple à maitriser : il faut parvenir à rapprocher très progressivement les deux vaisseaux placés sur une même orbite et évoluant à quelque 28.000 kilomètres par heure afin qu’ils puissent s’unir sans se détruire mutuellement.  Pour réussir cette opération, Tiangong-1 qui doit rejoindre une orbite plus élevée que celle de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS), à 350 kilomètres d’altitude, sera spécialement abaissée à 343 kilomètres pour accueillir le Shenzhou VIII, selon Wu Ping, porte-parole du programme de vol habité chinois cité par le quotidien Global Times. Une fois amarrés, les deux vaisseaux resteront ensuite soudés pendant 12 jours avant de se séparer et de s’unir à nouveau à “une date appropriée”. Ouvrir la voie aux futures explorations spatiales “Tiangong-1 est une étape préliminaire pour construire notre station spatiale. La maîtrise des rendez-vous et des amarrages ouvrira la voie aux futures explorations de l’espace par la Chine”, a indiqué un expert chinois des technologies spatiales, Pang Zhihao, au quotidien chinois cité par l’AFP. Ce spécialiste précise également que depuis 1966, 300 amarrages ont eu lieu, parmi lesquels seuls 17 ont échoué.  Le 29 septembre 2011 à 09:43 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

CEO Shakeup at Hachette Raises Questions of Succession

first_imgThe announcement yesterday that longtime Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. president and chief executive officer Jack Kliger [right] was stepping down as president and chief executive officer, to be replaced with France-based parent company Lagardère Active “directeur général délégué” Alain Lemarchand, raises several questions. Is Lemarchand’s appointment as HFMUS CEO a way for the French parent company to have more direct control over the day-to-day operations? Did Lagardère consider replacing Kliger with an internal candidate from HFMUS? Is creating a chairman position for Kliger effectively bumping him upstairs?Both Kliger and Lemarchand were unavailable for comment.A number of industry observers, though, were willing to speculate both on and off the record.One source wondered why Phillip Guelton, Hachette’s executive vice president and chief operating officer responsible for the company’s digital operations, wasn’t offered the job. “That’s the story,” the source told FOLIO:. “Why didn’t he get it? That was my first thought.” Guelton, who has been the EVP/COO at HFMUS since 2003, is well-regarded both within and outside the company, and is considered a “power player.” Guelton appears directly under Kliger on company’s masthead. Kliger served as chairman of the MPA from 2005 to 2007, a tenure marked by fire-and-brimstone speeches at industry events, during which he called on the publishers to work to improve audience metrics. ‘Easy Target’Berkery Noyes managing director Chris Shannon agreed that yesterday’s changes “were not much of a surprise,” noting how a number of large publishing companies, including Hearst, are going through executive-level changes of the guard. “[Lemarchand] is a very sharp, capable guy who has a strong global perspective,” says Shannon. “Kliger moving to chairman is good, also. They complement each other well and they will work well together.”But others weren’t so sure the move was amicable. A source said: “In this industry, when you reach a certain age and have been in the same role at a publishing company like Jack was, as an executive in this economy, you become an easy target.”Yet despite a marked downturn in consumer magazine advertising, HFMUS’ largest title, Elle, had a decent first quarter, according to Publishers Information Bureau figures, pulling in $71.8 million in ad dollars, up nearly 11 percent over the same period in 2007. Ad pages, meanwhile, were up 5 percent during the quarter. Car and Driver and Road and Track had positive performances, with revenues up 8.8 percent and 10.9 percent, respectively. HFMUS’s enthusiast division titles, though, didn’t fare as well. Cycle World saw ad dollars drop 21 percent to $7.9 million from the same period last year. Ad dollars dropped also at Boating (-19 percent) and Flying (-10.3). Ad dollars slipped slightly at its shelter titles including Elle Décor (-0.6), Home (-1.8) and Metropolitan Home (-9.3).But Kliger—who in recent years oversaw the shuttering of ElleGirl and unsuccessful import of Shock—had also made an effort to ramp up the company’s digital presence through launches and acquisitions. In 2007, for instance, Hachette acquired Jumpstart Automotive to handle online advertising sales for its auto magazine sites in a unique deal worth $110 million ($84 million in an initial cash payment, $26 million in performance bonuses). In the end, perhaps, Lagardère felt Kliger wasn’t moving fast enough.last_img read more

Karnataka trust vote on July 18

first_imgNew Delhi/Bengaluru: Former chief minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Monday announced that the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy will be taken up by the Karnataka Assembly on July 18. The BJP had earlier in the day sought to move a no-confidence motion against the HDK government, which is battling for survival after 16 lawmakers of the ruling coalition resigned from the Assembly. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us The BJP issued a notice to Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar during the Business Advisory Committee meeting attended by party leader BS Yeddyurappa seeking to move the no-confidence motion. “Yes, we have given a notice to move a no-confidence motion,” party state general secretary CT Ravi said. As many as 16 MLAs — 13 from the Congress and three from JD(S) — have resigned from the Assembly while two Independent MLAs S Shankar and H Nagesh have withdrawn their support to the coalition government headed by H D Kumaraswamy. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us The disgruntled MLAs, who have turned against the government, are camping in Mumbai. The Speaker is yet to accept their resignations as the matter is pending before the Supreme Court which will hear the case again on Tuesday. The MLAs have not turned up for the Assembly proceedings, which began on Friday last. The apex court on Monday agreed to hear a plea of five more rebel Congress MLAs along with the pending petition of 10 legislators seeking a direction to the Karnataka Assembly Speaker to accept their resignation. With en masse resignations, the government has been pushed to the brink of collapse. Advertise With Us In a surprise move amid the existential crisis faced by his government, Kumaraswamy had on Friday announced he would seek a trust vote to end the ‘confusion’ caused by resignations of rebel MLAs while asserting he was “ready for everything”. The ruling coalition’s total strength is 116 (Congress-78, JD(S)-37 and BSP-1), besides the Speaker. With the support of the two Independents, the BJP has 107 MLAs in the 224-member House, where the half-way mark is 113. If the resignations of the 16 MLA s are accepted, the coalition’s tally will be reduced to 100. Meanwhile, Karnataka MLAs camping at a hotel in Mumbai may skip the confidence motion moved on July 18, indicate sources. The Karnataka rebel MLAs in Mumbai are unlikely to fly to Bengaluru on Thursday when the Congress-JD(S) government would face the floor test, a source involved in coordinating the stay of the legislators in Mumbai said. Three to four more Karnataka MLAs are likely to switch to BJP, the source said.last_img read more

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandates

first_img Share This! The Associated Press,Load Comments,Southern Baptists give greater attention to diversity but acknowledge more needed Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Catholicism The Associated Press By: The Associated Press Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren, as the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules.The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly voted Thursday (June 13)  to repeal the exemption, which allows parents to cite religious beliefs to forego getting their child the vaccines required for school enrollment.Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed the measure minutes after the final vote. The law takes effect immediately but will give unvaccinated students up to 30 days after they enter a school to show they’ve had the first dose of each required immunization.With New York’s move, similar exemptions are still allowed in 45 states, though lawmakers in several of them have introduced their own legislation to eliminate the waiver.The issue is hotly contested and debate around it has often been emotional, pitting cries that religious freedom is being curtailed against warnings that public health is being endangered.After the vote in the Assembly, many of those watching from the gallery erupted in cries of “shame!” One woman yelled obscenities down to the lawmakers below.The debate has only intensified with this year’s measles outbreak , which federal officials recently said has surpassed 1,000 illnesses, the highest in 27 years.“I’m not aware of anything in the Torah, the Bible, the Koran or anything else that suggests you should not get vaccinated,” said Bronx Democrat Jeffrey Dinowitz, the bill’s Assembly sponsor.“If you choose to not vaccinate your child, therefore potentially endangering other children … then you’re the one choosing not to send your children to school.”Hundreds of parents of unvaccinated children gathered at New York’s Capitol for the vote to protest.Stan Yung, a Long Island attorney and father, said his Russian Orthodox religious views and health concerns about vaccines will prevent him from vaccinating his three young children. His family, he said, may consider leaving the state.“People came to this country to get away from exactly this kind of stuff,” Yung said ahead of Thursday’s votes.Supporters of the bill say religious beliefs about vaccines shouldn’t eclipse scientific evidence that they work, noting the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1905 that states have the right to enforce compulsory vaccination laws. During the Assembly’s floor debate, supporters brought up scourges of the past that were defeated in the U.S. through vaccines.“I’m old enough to have been around when polio was a real threat,” said Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, D-Manhattan. “I believe in science…. Your personal opinions, which may be based on junk science, do not trump the greater good.”Supporters also suggest some parents may be claiming the religious exemption for their children even though their opposition is actually based on scientifically discredited claims about the dangers of vaccines.The bill would not change an existing state exemption given to children who cannot have vaccines for medical reasons, such as a weakened immune system.Cuomo told reporters on Wednesday that he believes public health — and the need to protect those who cannot get vaccinated because for medical reasons — outweighs the concerns about religious freedom.“I understand freedom of religion,” he said. “I have heard the anti-vaxxers’ theory, but I believe both are overwhelmed by the public health risk.”The current measles outbreak has renewed concern about the exemptions in many states. The nation last saw as many cases in 1992, when more than 2,200 were reported.The majority of cases are from outbreaks in New York in Orthodox Jewish communities.California removed personal belief vaccine exemptions for children in both public and private schools in 2015, after a measles outbreak at Disneyland sickened 147 people and spread across the U.S. and into Canada. Maine ended its religious exemption earlier this year.Mississippi and West Virginia also do not allow religious exemptions.Once common in the U.S., measles became rare after vaccination campaigns that started in the 1960s. A decade ago, there were fewer than 100 cases a year.(David Klepper writes for The Associated Press) By: The Associated Press News Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! 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Mumbai ranked fifth most budgetfriendly city in the world

first_imgMumbai ranked fifth most budget-friendly city in the worldMumbai has been ranked the fifth most budget-friendly city among 40 key tourist cities of the world, according to a survey by TripAdvisor.Mumbai comes after Hanoi (Vietnam), Warsaw (Poland), Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) and Bangkok (Thailand), in the 2015 TripIndex Cities, the annual TripAdvisor cost comparison study showed.The most expensive destination in the world is Cancun, Mexico, while Zurich in Switzerland was ranked second, followed by New York City, London and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic).The total cost of a three-night break in Mumbai comes to ₹53,911 with accommodation costing the most at ₹23,091 for three nights, the report showed.It said Mumbai is 39 per cent more expensive than Hanoi. However, for the taxi ride, it turns out to be cheaper than Bangkok, Sharm el Sheikh and Warsaw. TripIndex Cities compares the cost of a three-night break during summer travel months of June to August in 40 key tourist cities across the world, taking into account typical cost for two persons.It included cost of stay at a four-star hotel for three nights, visit to three tourist spots, lunch and dinner on each day, and the to-and-fro taxi fare from the dining place to the hotel. Mumbai TourismSource = Press Trust of Indialast_img read more