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Football: Former Chelsea player Scott Parker joins Fulham as first-team coach

first_imgAdvertisementPhoto Credits: www.chelseanews24.comAs reported by Fulham Football Club’s official Twitter handle, former English professional footballer, Scott Parker has been appointed as their first-team coach.We’re delighted to announce the appointment of our former skipper Scott Parker as First Team Coach 🙌Full story 👉— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) July 4, 2018 BREAKING: Scott Parker appointed first-team coach at Fulham. #SSN— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 4, 2018The former English national team midfielder had a prominent career as a footballer which spanned for over two decades from 1997 to 2017.His last stint as a player was with Fulham and he retired from football in June 2017.After retiring, Parker became the coach of Tottenham Under 18s as well as their club ambassador. He also played for Spurs from 2011-2013.Now, he has returned to Fulham to join Slavisa Jokanovic’s first-team coaching staff. Read also: Football: Veteran Goalkeeper, Lee Grant joins the Red DevilsFIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 20center_img Advertisementlast_img read more

Junior and senior mens hockey camps to commence in Bengaluru

first_imgBengaluru, Feb 27 (PTI) Hockey India today announced the commencement of coaching camps for junior and senior mens national teams in Bengaluru. Both the camps are scheduled to commence from March 7. The camp for the senior team is scheduled to conclude on April 8 while the junior camp is slated to end on April 2. Both the camps will be held at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre. The 4th Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) has seen the emergence of new prospects for Indian hockey both at junior and senior level. The importance of the camps increases considering that the Rio Olympics and the Junior World Cup are scheduled to be held this year. Names of 32 and 33 players have been announced for the junior and senior core probables respectively. PTI RC AH AHlast_img


first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad (target: 172 runs from 20 overs)Sunrisers Hyderabad (target: 172 runs from 20 overs) Shikhar Dhawan c Munro b Kuldeep 51 David Warner b Narine 18 Naman Ojha c Uthappa b Narine 15 Yuvraj Singh c sub b Shakib 19 Kane Williamson c Yadav b Kuldeep 7 Deepak Hooda run out 2 Moises Henriques b Narine 11 Karn Sharma not out 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar c sub b Rajpoot 5 Barinder Sran not out 2 Extras: (B-1 LB-6 W-3 NB-1) 11Total: (For 8 wkts in 20 overs) 149 Fall of wickets: 1/28 2/86 3/92 4/110 5/115 6/117 7/136 8/144Bowling: Yusuf Pathan 1-0-4-0, Ankit Rajpoot 3-0-21-1, Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-34-1, Sunil Narine 4-0-26-3, Jason Holder 3-0-21-0, Colin Munro 1-0-8-0, Kuldeep Yadav 4-0-28-2. PTI PDS PDSlast_img

Emery: PSG will take it step by step

first_imgUEFA Champions League Emery: PSG want to take it step by step in Europe Rob Lancaster Last updated 2 years ago 05:37 12/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Unai Emery_PSG_cropped Getty Images UEFA Champions League PSG Celtic v PSG Celtic The Ligue 1 side will be without injured duo Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore for their Group B opener at Celtic Park Unai Emery is refusing to get carried away by Paris Saint-Germain’s chances in this season’s Champions League, despite the additions of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.The big-spending Ligue 1 giants — who suffered a remarkable collapse against Barcelona in the last 16 of the previous campaign — travel to Celtic for their Group B opener on Tuesday.Le Parisiens 9/1 to win 3-1 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing PSG will be expected to qualify from a pool that also includes Anderlecht and Bayern Munich, though the pressure is on this year to do more than just reach the knockout stages.While he acknowledged he has a squad capable of going far in the competition, Emery’s only focus right now is finding a way to silence a raucous home crowd at Celtic Park.PSG players get a look at the Celtic Park pitch. It’s a real beauty, @celticfc! Should be a good one tomorrow!! #LETSDREAM #CELPSG— PSG English (@PSG_English) September 11, 2017″We want to take it step by step. We start with a lot of motivation and responsibility, and we have great players, a great team,” Emery said during a news conference.”We want to keep moving forward. The goal for me is to evolve step by step. “All teams deserve to be there. This Celtic is a great team.”They are used to winning, have many international players and are used to playing high intensity matches. They also play with great intensity at home.” PSG will be without injured duo Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore as they take on a Celtic side who held Manchester City to a thrilling 3-3 draw at home last year.last_img read more

Eddie Jones tells England to be ruthless against Italy or face the axe

first_imgMuch the same applies to England’s pack, whom Jones acknowledges still have a way to go in terms of consistency. In the absence of Billy Vunipola there was never much prospect of England going in without a big blindside presence and Courtney Lawes and Sam Simmonds, in particular, will now be expected to deliver the yardage gains and bruising intent that shape games at this level. “We’re in this tournament to win it,” said Jones. “We want to set the tone early, run through them, create space, smash them at the clean-out, get on the front foot. And when they get the ball they’ll see this white line of jerseys coming at them. They’ll have nowhere to go. We want to be brutal and absolutely ruthless and that’s the team to do it.”Dylan Hartley, the captain, is also demanding England flex their muscles. “That’s ‘Rugby 101.’ You need to be physical, and clinical. We’re challenging ourselves not to have ebbs and flows, or choosing when to dip in and dip out. We want constant intensity from the guys.”England can certainly call on more experience than seemed likely at one stage, with 689 caps in their starting XV, and have never lost to Italy either home or away. But this is the Six Nations and Italy will be telling themselves their hat-trick-chasing visitors are not totally invincible.In addition to Te’o, Jack Nowell, Mike Brown and Chris Robshaw are also only just back from injury, with Nowell’s availability on the bench surprising even Jones: “Seven days ago he was going back to Exeter to eat pasties, now he’s going to Rome where they eat pasta.” France’s Matthieu Jalibert will end long wait for a teenage No 10 Share on Twitter Reuse this content Back when Eddie Jones rose early to watch Six Nations games in his native Australia one thing always caught his eye. The matches tended to be played at a slower pace than in the southern hemisphere but their physicality and set-piece intensity struck him every time. Now he is coaching England those first impressions remain unaltered and woe betide any of his players who are insufficiently “brutal” and “ruthless” from the first whistle in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.It is the bluntest of manifestos, with the choice of the forceful Ben Te’o at outside-centre against the Azzurri ahead of Jonathan Joseph further reinforcing the point. As far as Jones is concerned the chief prerequisite of Test selection is a collective willingness to run straighter and harder than the other mob. Defend with a similarly full-on mindset and, as proven over the past two years, winning games of rugby – and championship titles – suddenly becomes a whole lot easier.Never mind that Te’o has not played for his club Worcester since mid-October and has made only one previous start for England. Jones saw enough during a no-holds-barred training session last Friday in Portugal to trust his fitness and will be sorely disappointed if the 31-year-old meanders back into the fray. “None of these blokes can think past the next game because they don’t know whether they’re going to be in the team. If he [eases himself in] there won’t be a Wales. He’ll be back eating Worcester sauce. He’s got to put his best foot forward because if he cruises he won’t be there for a while.” Read more Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Italy’s Sebastian Negri: from fleeing Zimbabwe to Six Nations debut Six Nations England rugby union team Read more Topics Share via Email Rugby union news Eddie Jones Since you’re here… Six Nations 2018 Support The Guardian … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Add in the unavailability of Vunipola, Elliot Daly, Nathan Hughes, Joe Marler and James Haskell and their depth is also being tested. If Mako Vunipola were to tweak something in the warmup, for example, the next man off the rank is Alec Hepburn, the shaggy-haired Exeter loosehead about to enter his first seething Six Nations cauldron. The 25-year-old Hepburn – who shares a house with his team-mate Harry Williams, grew up playing Aussie Rules football in Perth and also once played junior rugby at Henley alongside Italy’s fly-half Tommaso Allan – was a member of the England Under-20 side who won the junior World Cup in 2013 but Italy are not known for gently greeting callow Test props.In private, however, the Azzurri remain more wary of England’s pack than any other side in the Six Nations, with the former France hooker Marc dal Maso the latest consultant sighted in Bagshot this week. They also cannot rely on the same “fox” strategy that threw their opponents off the scent at Twickenham last year. The laws have now been tweaked, ruling out any repeat of the tactic of not contesting rucks and thus removing the offside line.Ironically one of the England players most affected was Te’o. “We played him against Italy last year and ‘the fox’ got him big time,” said Jones, subsequently impressed by Teo’s strong showing for the Lions opposite Sonny Bill Williams. “He wants to go fox-hunting this week. If there are no foxes out there, he might have a chance. He’ll add a different dimension at 13 for us. We want him to hit the line hard, that’s what he’s good at.”It is worth remembering, even so, that Italy were 10-5 up at half-time last year and trailed 17-15 with 10 minutes to go. England’s last two visits to Rome have been blow-outs but O’Shea has made them fitter and Alessandro Zanni’s 100th cap offers further motivation. The hosts may not fold in the final quarter so readily this time but have exceeded 20 points just once in this fixture(in 2001 when they conceded 80 themselves). Expect England to take a direct Roman road to a try bonus point. Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApplast_img read more

Earth Day Travel: Visit 4 of the World’s “Greenest” Hotels

first_img Visit the Only Hotel in the World With a Working In-Room Flight Simulator Editors’ Recommendations Just a few years ago, “green” was little more than a marketing buzzword for the hotel industry. But it’s no longer enough to simply ask guests to reuse their bath towels and put out a recycle bin. Travelers now expect much more from hotels claiming to be “eco-conscious”. Here are four of the world’s most stunning green hotels — all with the credentials to prove it.Hotel Tierra Patagonia (Chile)South America’s Patagonia region is one of the last remaining truly wild outposts. So it’s no surprise that hotels there have a keen interest in keeping it that way. Situated on a remote bluff overlooking Lake Sarmiento, Hotel Tierra Patagonia seamlessly blends into the surrounding landscape. Along with low-energy lighting, the structure consists largely of reclaimed wood, which both help keep the interior cool without the use of air conditioning. Much of the furniture is also handcrafted from fallen deadwood by local artisans. Beyond the property, the hotel has committed to reforesting Patagonia with no less than 1,000,000 trees in the coming years.Related: Sleeping Under the Stars: Treehouse Hotels Around the WorldLapa Rios Eco Lodge (Costa Rica)Few countries in the world are as serious about preserving their lush, natural landscape as Costa Rica. Lapa Rios Eco Lodge has been leading the country’s charge for more than two decades — long before “green” was an industry buzzword. Its mission has been to prove that the surrounding 1,000-acre rainforest is more valuable standing than cut-down. Thanks to a long list of sustainability practices, it became the country’s first five-leaf certified property (courtesy of Costa Rica Tourism Board’s Certification for Sustainable Tourism). The hotel makes excellent use of passive design, renewable resources, and hyper-minimal use of chemicals in water and sewage treatment.Jetwing Vil Uyana Luxury Eco Resort (Sri Lanka)Asia continues to suffer from some of the world’s most destructive farming and environmental practices. The construction of Jetwing’s Vil Uyana Luxury Eco Resort stopped slash-and-burn agricultural practices on one of Sri Lanka’s newest manmade lakes. Its long list of sustainability practices includes rooms constructed of more than 70% renewable materials, clever use of rainwater, and 100% of its wastewater is treated on-site and used in the hotel’s gardens. All of these practices have helped more than 200 wildlife species to flourish on the previously devastated land.Proximity Hotel (Greensboro, North Carolina)Of course, going green doesn’t have to mean “glamping”. Even full-featured downtown hotels in the United States have devised solid, environmentally sound business plans. Greensboro, North Carolina’s Proximity Hotel was the country’s first to receive the exclusive LEED Platinum Certification with more than 70 sustainable practices. Its 100 solar panels provide electricity and heat 60% of the water used in the rooms and on-site restaurant. Geothermal energy provides cooling for the property’s refrigeration units and is substantially more eco-conscious than standard water-based systems. A planned vegetated (literally green) restaurant rooftop will also help maintain the building’s interior temperature and minimize electricity usage. World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Welcome to Funner, California (Yes, It’s a Real Place) 12 Most Over-the-Top Hotel Pools for Extravagant Views This Belgian-Monastery-Turned-Hotel Has Us Craving a Trip to Antwerp last_img read more

STX Offshore to Build Up to Eight LR1 Tankers

first_imgzoom STX Offshore & Shipbuilding has secured an order for construction of up to eight Long Range Product Carriers (LR1), worth a total of USD 375 million.The deal, signed with an undisclosed medium-sized company, stipulates construction of four 74,000 ton carriers plus option for construction of four additional units, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.Under the contract, the vessels are slated for delivery in 2016.Once delivered, the LR1 tankers will be chartered out to Royal Dutch Shell on a long-term basis.The South Korean shipbuilder has received orders for 21 tankers since the first half of 2014, out of 36 orders placed on global scale, making it the majority holder of the overall market share in this segment.World Maritime News Stafflast_img

Le gouvernement présente son rapport sur les consultations tenues sur lobésité juvénile

first_imgLa Province a fait un pas de plus vers l’élaboration d’un plan pour lutter contre l’obésité juvénile grâce aux commentaires de plus de 1100 personnes, groupes et organismes sur ce qu’il faut faire pour qu’il soit plus facile de grandir en santé en Nouvelle-Écosse. Ces commentaires, obtenus lors de rencontres individuelles, dans des exposés par écrit et dans le cadre d’un sondage en ligne, ont été résumés dans le rapport What We Heard: Survey and Consultation Findings for a Childhood Obesity Prevention Strategy. Il existe un résumé du rapport en français sous le titre : « Ce que nous avons entendu : Résultats du sondage et des consultations en vue d’une stratégie pour la prévention de l’obésité juvénile ». « Nous savons tous qu’une mauvais alimentation et le manque d’activité physique font courir aux enfants, aux jeunes et aux familles le risque de souffrir de troubles de santé et de maladies qui pourraient être évités, a déclaré Maureen MacDonald, la ministre de la Santé et du Mieux-être. Il s’agit d’un problème sociétal complexe. Par conséquent, il faudra passer à travers beaucoup d’étapes et susciter un mouvement collectif pour changer notre mode de vie. L’une des premières étapes a été de demander au public, à nos partenaires et à nos experts ce que nous pouvions faire. Je tiens à remercier tout le monde qui a pris part à la consultation. » Parmi ces participants, il y avait des représentants des milieux de la santé, du sport et des loisirs, de l’éducation, des affaires et de l’industrie; des représentants des universités, des gouvernements et des organismes communautaires; des gens et des organismes qui représentaient les communautés autochtone, afro-canadienne et acadienne, de même que des familles et des jeunes. Les participants ont soulevé des thèmes similaires, notamment les obstacles à l’accès à une saine alimentation et à l’activité physique, de même que les modes de vie accélérés et sédentaires qui découlent des emplois de bureau, de la technologie et de l’aménagement dans nos localités. « Les Néo-Écossais nous ont dit que nous devions en faire plus, a déclaré Mme MacDonald. Le budget de 2012 alloue une somme additionnelle supérieure à deux millions de dollars à un plan applicable à l’échelle du gouvernement et visant à avoir une Nouvelle-Écosse en meilleure santé. Nous étudions les mesures prioritaires que nous pouvons prendre cette année et nous regardons ce que nous pouvons faire à long terme pour réaménager nos lieux de vie, de travail et de loisir. » Le rapport fait état des obstacles et des facteurs qui contribuent à l’augmentation du taux d’obésité chez les enfants et donne des exemples du travail en cours pour appuyer l’activité physique et de bonnes habitudes alimentaires. « Nous savons ce qu’il faut faire mais nous n’en faisons pas assez, a déclaré le Dr Rob Strang, médecin-hygiéniste en chef de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Nous avons besoin de plus de politiques comme celle sur la nutrition dans les écoles et comme les règlements et les normes qui font que les garderies servent des aliments sains. « Nous avons besoin de plus d’initiatives comme celle du ministère de l’Éducation qui a un programme de subventions pour l’utilisation des écoles par les communautés. Nous avons besoin de souligner et d’imiter le travail incroyable que font des gens partout dans la province pour que la Nouvelle-Écosse soit un endroit plus sain. » En Nouvelle-Écosse, un enfant sur trois âgé entre 2 et 17 ans souffre d’embonpoint ou d’obésité et beaucoup plus de jeunes courent le risque d’avoir des problèmes de santé tout au long de leur vie à cause d’un mode de vie qui n’est pas sain. En plus des consultations, le personnel a passé en revue la documentation existante, les pratiques exemplaires, les activités au sein du gouvernement ainsi que les conseils formulés par les groupes de travail et le comité consultatif scientifique. Pour lire le rapport, allez à La Province lancera ce printemps un plan pour une Nouvelle-Écosse en meilleure santé.last_img read more

Premier Honours Sacrifices of Nova Scotia Soldiers in Hong Kong

first_imgPremier Stephen McNeil, who is also Military Relations Minister, paid respects to Nova Scotia soldiers who lost their lives during the Battle of Hong Kong in the Second World War. The premier laid wreaths today, Sept. 7, at the graves of two Nova Scotians buried at Sai Wan War Cemetery and commemorated the honourable service of all Canadians who served in Hong Kong during the war. “The Battle of Hong Kong was one of the first tests faced by our soldiers during the Second World War,” said Premier McNeil. “They met that test with all the courage and determination they could muster. Their willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice in defence of freedom continues to inspire us all.” There are 283 Canadians buried at Sai Wan War Cemetery, including 107 who are unidentified. Premier McNeil honoured the sacrifices of two Nova Scotians buried there who served in the Royal Rifles of Canada. Henry Andrew Surette of Port Bickerton, Guysborough Co., who served as a rifleman, died on Dec. 25, 1941, the day the island fell to the Japanese. Leo Abbey Cormier of Amherst, also a rifleman, perished Oct. 16, 1942, while a prisoner of war. “It is humbling to stand among the graves of these heroes and know that they were prepared to put their lives on the line to preserve freedom,” said Premier McNeil. “They have been called the greatest generation, and there can be no doubt that our world is a safer place because of what they did here in Hong Kong. “Their deaths, while tragic, are part of Canada’s long and distinguished tradition of military service that is carried on today by members of our military and their families.” Premier McNeil also laid a wreath at the memorial to mark 2,000 people who died in an effort to defend the island. Among the names on the memorial are two other Nova Scotians serving with the Royal Rifles of Canada: Rifleman Percy Coleman Atwood of Barrington, Shelburne Co.; and Rifleman William Joseph McGrath of McGrath Cove, Halifax Co. Both died Dec. 23, 1941. Nova Scotia is the only province with a Military Relations Minister, emphasizing the importance of the military to Nova Scotians. The stop is part of a visit to Southeast Asia by Premier McNeil to promote enhanced trade links and investment opportunities in Nova Scotia.last_img read more

Nova Scotia judge to deliver verdict in British sailors gang rape case

first_imgHALIFAX — A decision is expected Thursday in the high-profile case of a British sailor accused in a gang rape at a Halifax-area military base, even as the Crown mulls whether to reinstitute a sexual assault charge against a second member of the Royal Navy.Darren Smalley, who is in his late 30s, is charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm and participating in a sexual assault involving one or more people in barracks at 12 Wing Shearwater on April 10, 2015.The complainant testified at his trial last fall that she went to sleep next to a sailor, and later awoke face down and naked as at least three men sexually assaulted her.Smalley was one of four British sailors originally charged.Charges against Simon Radford were stayed early during the trial because he was being treated in hospital for an infection.Prosecutor Cheryl Schurman said Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Patrick Duncan’s ruling in Smalley’s case may impact the Crown’s decision on whether to resurrect the charges against Radford.“A decision on whether to reinstitute the charges will be made before this October — the expiry of the stay of proceedings,” said Schurman in an email.“The Crown will take into account all of the available information, including the decision in Mr. Smalley’s case.”Charges against the other two men, Craig Stoner and Joshua Finbow, were dropped.Several days into a preliminary inquiry in April 2016, charges were dropped against Stoner, while charges against Finbow were withdrawn in December 2017.The Crown said the prospect of convicting Finbow became unrealistic after Duncan deemed his police statement inadmissible at trial.Smalley was part of a Royal Navy hockey team that was in Halifax to compete in a tournament.In his final submissions at the conclusion of the trial, defence lawyer Ian Hutchison argued that the credibility of the complainant was undermined by inconsistencies in her testimony.Hutchison told the court that all of the witnesses provided contradictory evidence, and that the woman’s testimony contrasted sharply with what witnesses had to say about her behaviour.However, Crown lawyers rejected that view, arguing the defence had largely relied on rape myths to bolster its case.The woman, whose identity is protected by a publication ban, testified she was at Shearwater’s Warrior Block barracks because her friend had invited her on a double date after meeting a British sailor on Tinder.She testified she went to sleep in a bed next to Radford, and later awoke to at least three men sexually assaulting her.The woman told police she couldn’t see the men, but she was able to identify Smalley’s voice.The court heard swabs taken by a sexual assault nurse confirmed that semen found near her anus and on her underwear matched Smalley’s DNA profile. The nurse also found bruising on the woman’s shoulder, leg and groin area, and lacerations to her genitals and anal area.The complainant testified that she became fearful earlier in the evening after she lost sight of her friend, but said she did not want to leave the barracks without her friend. She recalled being frantic in the unfamiliar building, which was filled with hockey players.But Hutchison argued that every witness, including the woman’s friend, told the court the complainant appeared happy and comfortable in her surroundings.“Despite having this fear of being in an unsafe environment, she consumes alcohol and gets into bed with Mr. Radford,” he told the court on October 19.As well, Hutchison noted the woman gave Radford a kiss on the lips when she got into his bed, which she said was a way of saying thank you for letting her sleep there. Schurman said it was wrong to infer that the kiss was important to the case.“It does not mean she consented to group sex,” Schurman said. “The kiss is a red herring.”Schurman also argued that the woman’s outward behaviour was not necessarily inconsistent with how she was feeling inside.She said the idea that the woman had a duty to flee the barracks should be understood as a rape myth.“Regardless of how uneasy she was, she was under no obligation to flee,” she argued.Smalley did not testify at the judge-only trial.Follow (at)AlyThomson on Twitter.Aly Thomson, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Chidambaram launches attack on PM Modi

first_imgNew Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram Wednesday took a swipe at the Modi government, charging that in this regime conviction comes first and investigation later and a person is guilty until proven innocent. He said the law secretary should “teach” the Prime Minister some basic lessons in law as the Supreme Court has said that bail is the rule and jail the exception. Chidambaram’s jibe at the prime minister came in the wake of Modi’s attack on the opposition leader. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details At a recent rally in Tamil Nadu, the prime minister had taken a dig at the former finance minister. Modi had said he was “shocked to read the recounting minister headed their manifesto committee. I was not surprised. After all, getting bail is important for his own existence,” apparently referring to cases against Chidambaram and his son Karti. Charges are flying fast and thick in the midst of election campaign for Lok Sabha elections that begin on April 11. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Chidambaram is facing corruption charges in the INX media case and has been granted bail by the court. “In Modi raj, conviction comes first and investigation takes place later! In Modi raj, a person is guilty until proved innocent!If PM has any doubt, he should consult his friend Mr Arun Jaitley,” the Congress leader charged. “The Law Secretary should teach the PM some basic lessons on law. The Supreme Court has said that ‘bail is the rule and jail is the exception,” he said on Twitter.last_img read more

SMS Mining Services receives A640 million of new gold project contracts

first_imgWestern Australia-based contractor SMS Mining Services has been named as the preferred mining contractor for both Capricorn Metals’ Karlawinda gold project near Newman and Adaman Resources’ Kirkalocka gold project near Mt Magnet.The two contracts are worth A$640 million combined – A$420 million ($301 million) for Karlawinda and A$220 million for Kirkalocka – and push SMS’ contract book past the A$1 billion mark, according to SMS Managing Director Danny Sweeney.Sweeney added that the company also has contracts in the pipeline extending out to 2027, and a remaining tender pipeline of over A$1.2 billion.The Karlawinda gold contract is for a duration of eight years and 10 months, representing the entire life of mine. It will consist of open-pit mining services including load and haul, drill and blast, and mine development.SMS will mobilise new and existing equipment, and deploy significant technology and operational initiatives, the company said.“We are excited to be part of Capricorn Metals story. We look forward to forging a successful long-term partnership and supporting the company in bringing the Karlawinda gold project into production in 2019,” Sweeney said.Formal contract award is subject to final contract negotiations which SMS expects to finalise in the coming months. Contract works are due to start in the June quarter of 2019.A feasibility study on development of the Bibra deposit at Karlawinda was completed in October 2017. This envisaged a a single large open-pit deposit feeding a 3 Mt/y CIL processing plant, producing approximately 100,000 oz/y of gold at an average all-in sustaining cost of A$1,025/oz over the initial mine life.Meanwhile, the company has also secured preferred contractor status for Adaman’s Kirkalocka project, 70 km south of Mount Magnet. SMS owns a 33% stake in privately-owned Adaman Resources as part of its equity strategy of supporting small and mid-tier miners to enter production.The four-year contract with an option to extend will consist of open-pit mining services including load and haul, drill and blast, and mine development. Drilling is currently is underway to extend the mine life beyond the current six years.Again, formal contract award is subject to final contract negotiations which SMS expects to finalise in the coming weeks. Contract works are due to start in late 2018.last_img read more

Gingerbread Installed on Less Than 04 Percent of Android Phones

first_imgI hate to be the one to utter the “f” word here, but it’s getting harder and harder to ignore the signs of fragmentation in the Android world these days. According to new numbers from the Android Developers blog, a mere 0.4 percent of Android device owners (handsets, tablets, et al.) have the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system–2.3, Gingerbread–installed.That version’s predecessor–Android 2.2, Froyo–is far and away the most widely installed version of the operating system, at 51.8 percent. Due to hardware limitations, manufacturer delays, and other reasons, however, a full 35.2 percent of Android owners still have Android 2.1 installed. The number drops significantly for Android 1.6 and 1.5, at 7.9 and 4.7 percent, respectively. AdChoices广告The above numbers were arrived at by monitoring the devices that accessed the Android during a two week period ending January 4th. Given the relative recent explosion of Android devices on the market, perhaps these numbers ought be regarded as something of a cautionary tale for Google and the manufacturers about the direction the operating system is going and where it ought to be headed.last_img read more

Police drug racket suspects allege frameup

first_imgTwo police officers implicated in a massive drug-dealing racket busted by authorities recently have suggested they were set up, noting that their involvement with drug dealers had been part of attempts to break existing rackets, not to support their operation.In testimony to an investigating magistrate in Thessaloniki over the weekend, the head of the police’s drug squad in Volos, central Greece, claimed that his exchanges with the two Albanian nationals believed to be the ring’s leaders had been aimed exclusively at gaining insights into the gang’s activities. The officer is also said to have questioned the authenticity of taped conversations that investigators say implicate him in the racket’s operations, suggesting that they were doctored. According to the officer’s lawyer, a law suit will be brought against the policeman who recorded the conversations.Meanwhile a policeman from Thessaloniki’s immigration department reportedly told the magistrate that his superiors had been aware of his conversations with the Albanian suspects.Of the 35 suspected ring members, 14 have been remanded in custody, 12 given conditional release, while nine, including the two officers, faced a magistrate over the weekend.The police suspects are alleged to have secured favorable treatment for drug dealers, reducing jail terms for those in jail and offering protection to those on the outside.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

No damage to Grand Turk Cruise Pier Airport Open Island to receive

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, September 14, 2017 – Grand Turk –  Following an initial assessment Carnival engineers have  confirmed that there is no damage to the Grand Turk cruise Pier.  There has been extensive damage to the terminal building which will take approximately one month to repair. Grand Turk has also received regular shipments of water and at the moment has sufficient supply. There are currently teo container shipments of water, food and relief products on it’s way to there as well. Grand Turk Airport is now open for commercial flights, emergency personnel are in the process of mobilising more relief efforts to the nation’s capital. last_img

Mourinho – United didnt improve

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho bemoans their lack of activity in the last transfer window, saying “everyone improved except us”.United failed to sign their center-back targets in the summer transfer window, Mourinho, however, managed to bring in Fred and Diogo Dalot spending £80m in the process.Except for Tottenham Hotspur, the top six clubs were all active in the last window, and the Portuguese boss believes United are behind their rivals because of their lack of signings, arguing that Spurs already had a quality team.“The distance [between United and top four] is something I couldn’t predict,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“You always think in a positive way, you always think the distance is not going to be so big.“But I said clearly, last season we didn’t get the credit we deserved. To finish second, to play the FA Cup final and to qualify as winners in our Champions League group – we didn’t get the credit we deserved at all.“All the teams they got better, Spurs was the team that did not make a direct investment, but the best investment is to keep the top players that you have. So every team got better and we didn’t.”last_img read more

Senate Moves Forward on TPA

first_imgEarlier Thursday, the Senate passed a motion to move forward with debate on the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, which would grant President Barack Obama trade promotion authority (TPA). The vote followed two events in Washington where ASA First Vice President Richard Wilkins spoke on the importance of TPA.The American Soybean Association (ASA) commends Senate leadership and supporters from both parties for working together to pave the way for the bill to come to the floor for consideration, which should happen early next week, at which point it will be open to debate and amendment. It is possible that final vote could come on the bill as early as the end of next week, but given the number of amendments likely to be offered, the Senate will vote on the bill immediately following the Memorial Day recess.We can’t conclude agreements expeditiously without Trade Promotion Authority. In the immediate term, this means the Trans-Pacific Partnership with our partners along the Pacific Rim. In the future, it means agreements with Europe and a broad range of new partners. The bill gives the United States Trade Representative (USTR) the ability to get the best deal possible for American farmers, and it provides Congress the oversight it needs to ensure every agreement works for everyone.TPA is critical for soybean farmers because new trade agreements expand market access and help American soybean farmers as we look to maintain our position at the vanguard of world agricultural trade. Soybeans and soy products are the most valuable U.S. agricultural export.  In 2014, the U.S. exported roughly $30.5 billion in soybeans, soybean meal and soybean oil. Moreover, the export share of annual U.S. soy production has grown steadily. Between 2000 and 2010, the value of U.S. oilseed and product exports more than doubled, from $9 billion to over $20 billion.ASA needs all farmer members in each of our 30 states to reach out to their Senate offices and encourage a vote to pass Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act. Support is especially critical from Democratic senators in soybean states, including Sens. Nelson (Fla.), Carper (Del.), Cardin (Md.), Warner (Va.), Kaine (Va.) and Heitkamp (N.D.).Please reach out to your Senate offices over the coming week and show their support for the TPA bill. Members can log on to the Soy Action Center and send an email to both Senators by clicking here.last_img read more

Grant would bring polish back to Clark Countys courthouse

first_imgThe 1940 Clark County Courthouse has retained its brass-trimmed entry doors and fixtures, but they’ve long since lost their luster.A $33,000 grant from the state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation will pay for a professional restoration of the brass-trimmed doors, brass elevator doors and brass railings, lights and mullions in the large window above the front entrance.The grant requires the county to provide matching funds, so commissioners are expected to vote this month whether to accept the grant, said Mark McCauley, the county director of general services.McCauley applied for the grant knowing he has the $33,000 matching dollars in his facilities budget.“The appearance of all that brass has really gone south over the years,” McCauley said. “We are trying to return it to its former glory.”Work could include tearing up the carpet in the hallway on the south side of the first floor — where the jury assembly room, snack bar and law library are located — and restoring the original terrazzo floors to match the central lobby, McCauley said.The courthouse, which has five floors and a basement, was designed by architect Day W. Hilborn (1897-1971), whose work includes Kiggins Bowl (described by the Department of Archeology & Historic Preservation as “an engineering masterpiece at the time”), Kiggins Theater and projects not named for the late Vancouver Mayor John P. Kiggins, such as smaller theaters in Oregon and the Klickitat County Courthouse.last_img read more

India Vetiver Network Jute Board to bring out lifestyle products

first_imgKolkata: India Vetiver Network along with Jute Board will produce lifestyle products that have tremendous export potential, said vetiver expert C K Ashok Kumar on Tuesday.He was addressing a gathering at the Artisan Speak and Jute Expo held at the renovated Old Currency Building on Tuesday afternoon. It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has introduced Sabujayan, a project to prevent soil erosion in Nadia district by planting vetiver along the banks of the rivers. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAshok Kumar said shoes and yoga mats made of jute and vetiver have tremendous export potential, particularly in Europe and America. Vetiver oil is in high demand in Europe. He said the export market of natural fibers is growing fast and geo-textile is coming up. Referring to history, he said Chola kings in South India used to plant vetiver to present soil erosion. A vetiver centre of excellence has come up in Tamil Nadu to create awareness among the youths to go for vetiver farming. About Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed30 engineers are growing vetiver on 700 acres of land in the state. “We should tell our youths to not be job seekers, but be job givers instead,” he maintained. He said the India Vetiver Network will launch an awareness campaign all over the country about vetiver and its tremendous potential. It may be mentioned that over 75 nurseries to grow vetiver have come up in Nadia and room decorations made of vetiver are in high demand in Bengal. Sabujayan project is picking up in several districts and an aroma garden is coming up in South 24-Parganas.last_img read more

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The company will be highlighting: 1) Access via enterprise-based and physician office EMRs, 2) DICOM Structured Reports, 3) Critical Results Tracking, and 4) Peer Review Key strengths of the new release 8.2 for the Unity RIS/PACS are its advances in interoperability and distributed radiology architecture. In the coming new environment of global, purely distributed radiology enterprises, diagnosticians’ physical location will be relatively unimportant.  More significant will be their ability to access geographically distributed images and reports from wherever they are – a hospital, their office, their home, or a Web-connected location while traveling. DR Systems’ approach to distributed radiology architecture takes advantage of advances in industry standards such as DICOM, broadband communication and open source software. The company’s technology enables comprehensive radiology workflow and flexible routing of diagnostic images and patient information throughout the distributed enterprise. New application capabilities in Release 8.2 include: – Unity access via enterprise-based and physician office EMRs (electronic medical record).  – Accessing through a Web browser to the EMR allows for clinical review of exam reports, images, and voice clips along with other patient information. – DICOM Structured Reports: Automatically captures DICOM data such as ultrasound measurements from the modality and transfers it to the exam report, increasing the radiologist’s accuracy and saving time for the technologist. – Critical Results: Tracks critical values and tests. Audits timeliness of reporting results to responsible caregivers. – Peer Review: Evaluates prior exam reports and diagnoses completed by other physicians in the practice. Helps facilitate better quality interpretations by educating reading physicians. – Multiple Volume Support. This capability provides greater system scalability while increasing data safety, configuration flexibility, and system availability. – Enhanced Sentinel Capabilities: Sentinel monitors the real-time performance of the RIS/PACS application as well as workflow activities. Among several other new capabilities, Sentinel can be used to send e-mail alerts when the status of the site changes. Finally, DR Systems will be exhibiting the Unity CS Series Software modules at SIIM 2009. The Unity CS Series provides healthcare providers with the ability to use the full range of Unity RIS/PACS software features on client-supplied hardware. 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