Asian Games, Commonwealth Games medallists enthrall audience at Mind Rocks 2018

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ISL: Bengaluru FC come from behind to stun ATK at home

first_imgBengaluru FC come from behind to secure a fine 2-1 win over ATK in the Indian Super League at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on Wednesday.Playing in front of home crowd at the Saltlake Stadium, ATK got off to a positive start with Komal Thatal giving them an early 14th minute lead with his maiden goal.But it was Miku who hauled Bengaluru FC level on the stroke of half-time (45+3rd) with a stunning freekick.ATK suffered an injury blow to their key forward Kalu Uche in the first-half as they looked desperate to firm up their attacking prowess.But Bengaluru FC held on to the momentum given by Miku with Erik Paartalu scoring the winning goal from a side-volley in the 47th minute to hand ATK their third defeat from four matches at home.Komal Thatal’s solo effort was not enough to gift @ATKFC all 3 points as @bengalurufc scored two past their defence!More videos: #LetsFootball #HeroISL #FanBannaPadega #KOLBEN Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 31, 2018For the last year’s runners up Bengaluru FC, this was their third win over ATK from as many matches. It also halted the Kolkata franchise’s three-match unbeaten run this season.With 10 points, Bengaluru FC are now one point behind leaders Northeast United FC with one match in hand.ATK, on the other hand, have seven points from six matches.With the win, Cuadrat’s men move up to third place on the @IndSuperLeague table, having played a game lesser than @NEUtdFC and on goal difference behind @FCGoaOfficial. #KOLBEN #WeAreBFC FC (@bengalurufc) October 31, 2018Everton Santos with a through ball set it up for the 18-year-old youngster to give ATK fine lead.With BFC playing a highline, they will have themselves to blame as the winger from Sikkim slipped past a clueless Nishu Kumar.India’s number one Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was a little towards his right as Thatal held his nerves to slam it to the left of the BFC goalkeeper with his left-footer.That was also ATK’s first goal against the last year’s runners-up from three exchanges as they could not have asked for a better start.A goalkeeping brilliance from ATK’s Arindam Bhattacharya followed when he came to the rescue of his team and thwarted a thunderbolt header from Miku minutes later.But it was difficult to keep the Venezuelan at bay for a long time as at the stroke of the break he equalised with a peach of a strike from a freekick which looked dubious from TV replays.It was Gerson Viera who seemed to have fouled Miku on the edge of the box in the first half injury time and the Venezuelan making full use of it.Playing one-two with Dimas Delgado, Miku curled past the wall with Bhattacharya in no sight of the ball before it went past him to the top corner.During the match, ATK suffered a setback when one of their key forwards Kalu Uche sustained an injury after being brought down by Albert Serran in the 39th minute.The Nigerian was stretchered off the field as coach Steve Coppell was seen in extreme disappointment.Riding high on the equaliser, Bengaluru FC returned after the break to snatch the lead from yet another freekick with Paartalu on strike this time.Delgado’s shot was cleared away but the ball remained in the danger zone of inside the box.Paartalu got the ball from a melee and smashed it with a half-volley into the back of the net.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Lionel Messi, Nelson Semedo shine as Barcelona beat Girona in La Liga

first_imgLionel Messi scored for a sixth consecutive La Liga game as champions Barcelona saw off a gutsy Girona side 2-0 in a Catalan derby on Sunday to go five points clear at the top of the standings.Portuguese fullback Nelson Semedo struck with his weaker left foot to send Barca into the lead in the ninth minute of the game, which was played on a rain-swept afternoon at Girona’s Montilivi stadium after La Liga’s ambitious plan to stage the game in Miami fell through.Girona missed a double chance to equalise shortly before the break, with Barca defender Gerard Pique clearing a shot off the line, and the home side’s striker Cristhian Stuani was thwarted by the feet of German keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen early in the second period.Montilivi > Another stadium for the collectionLeo #Messi170 Liga goals on the road at 36 different grounds#GironaBarça Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 27, 2019Girona had defender Bernardo Espinosa sent off in the 51st minute for a second booking and their hopes of getting back in the game were dealt a fatal blow by La Liga’s top scorer Messi, who lofted the ball over keeper Bono in the 68th to net his 18th league goal of the season.The strike means Messi has now scored at every La Liga ground he has played at, with the Argentine still to visit Huesca later in the campaign.Barca top the table on 49 points after 21 games, holding a five-point lead over nearest challengers Atletico Madrid.advertisementlast_img read more

Germany warn Cardiff after Sane & Gundogan hits

first_imgManchester City ‘Don’t hurt our players!’ – Germany nervous after Sane & Gundogan suffer Cardiff hits Dom Farrell 01:48 1/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) LeroySane - cropped Getty Images Manchester City World Cup Leroy Sané İ. Gündoğan Cardiff City v Manchester City Germany v Mexico Cardiff City Germany FA Cup Two possible members of the World Cup holders’ Russia squad needed treatment on Sunday, to the consternation of the national team! Fears over the robust treatment Germany duo Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan suffered during the first half of Manchester City’s FA Cup tie at Cardiff City prompted a Twitter response from their national team.Goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling gave the Premier League leaders a healthy 2-0 advantage in the fourth-round clash in the Welsh capital but it came at a cost.Sane was substituted at the interval after being scythed down by Joe Bennett – the Cardiff full-back catching the winger on the ankle with a rash sliding challenge. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Gundogan had earlier received lengthy treatment having been brought down by Joe Ralls in the incident that lead to De Bruyne converting the opener from an eighth-minute free-kick.Before the second half got underway, a tweet from the Germany team account tagged Cardiff and offered a gentle reminder of Sane and Gundogan’s World Cup commitments in Russia later this year.It read: “Hey, @CardiffCityFC. Just letting you know, we have a really important tournament in the summer. Please don’t hurt our players. Thanks, #DieMannschaft #inSane”Hey, @CardiffCityFC. Just letting you know, we have a really important tournament in the summer. Please don’t hurt our players. Thanks, #DieMannschaft  #inSane— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) January 28, 2018Germany have been drawn alongside Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in Group F for their World Cup defence.last_img read more

a month agoLiverpool boss Klopp insists Van Dijk belongs at Messi and Ronaldo level

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp insists Van Dijk belongs at Messi and Ronaldo levelby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists Virgil van Dijk belongs at the level of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.Van Dijk had been expected to become the first Premier-League based player to scoop the Fifa prize since Cristiano Ronaldo won it when playing for Manchester United in 2009.Instead, it was Barcelona’s Argentine icon Messi who won for the SIXTH TIME at Fifa’s The Best ceremony at Milan’s La Scala opera house.Kop boss Klopp did see Alisson pick up the goalkeeper’s award.Klopp insisted: “Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated this competition pretty much for ever.“They are good role models for young players in this way.“You cannot get to these heights if you are not this kind of player.“And it’s now the same for Virgil. The other guys know they have to give everything.“It shows how he has grown. It’s not only about the spectacular, it’s all the other things as well.“It’s really nice to see a defender getting rewards. He didn’t have to win it.“Go through the names: Ronaldo, Messi and Van Dijk. It’s already crazy.” last_img read more

Urban Meyer Names The Best Atmosphere In College Football

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer talking to the media at the Rose Bowl.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer speaks to the media after the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has coached in some of the toughest environments in the country.Taking the Buckeyes on the road to the Big House, facing off against Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Meyer has done it all. But which college football program provides the toughest atmosphere?Earlier this week, Meyer was asked that very question.So, who did he go with?Meyer thinks the Florida Gators and home crowd in Gainesville have the best atmosphere in college football.“Steve Spurrier named it the Swamp I believe in the 90’s, it’s very hot. Gainesville is obviously right in the center of the state. Not a whole lot of air circulates in the center of the state of Florida, especially early in the season. It is so hot.Only Gators get out alive, is what Steve Spurrier said. The fans, the student body is incredible. The fans are out of their damn minds. When we had that thing going, a night game in the Swamp was second to none.”Meyer has been giving the Gators plenty of love this week.He revealed Tim Tebow was his favorite quarterback to coach during his time in college. Perhaps he’s trying to atone for how things ended with Florida.last_img read more

House Approves Extension of St. James SOE

first_img The House of Representatives on Tuesday (October 16) approved the Emergency Powers (Continuance) (No.4) Resolution 2018, which will extend the State of Public Emergency (SOE) in the parish of St. James until January 31, 2019. Story Highlights In his remarks, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, noted that prior to the SOE, the homicide rate in St. James was at 182 per 100,000. All 47 members of the House that were present voted in favour of the motion. Sixteen members were absent. The House of Representatives on Tuesday (October 16) approved the Emergency Powers (Continuance) (No.4) Resolution 2018, which will extend the State of Public Emergency (SOE) in the parish of St. James until January 31, 2019.All 47 members of the House that were present voted in favour of the motion. Sixteen members were absent.In his remarks, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, noted that prior to the SOE, the homicide rate in St. James was at 182 per 100,000.“The calling of the SOE for St. James was without question justified, because it was an emergency,” he pointed out.“Given the state of affairs today, and the comparatively good results between the 2017 and 2018 crime figures, we can unequivocally say at this point it has been successful in reducing murders,” he added.Mr. Holness said that between January 1, 2018 when the SOE was declared and October 11, 2018, the St. James Police Division accounted for 77 murders and 86 shooting incidents.This reflected declines of 53 per cent and 67 per cent, respectively, in both murders and shootings, when compared to the same period in 2017, when there were 234 murders and 184 shootings.During the SOE, the security forces will have the power to search, curtail operating hours of business, restrict access to places and detain persons without a warrant.It also gives them power to stop and question persons, seize property, and control public gatherings and movements.The Constitution provides that a period of public emergency can be declared by proclamation if the Governor-General is satisfied that action has been taken or is immediately threatened by any person or body of persons of such a nature and on so extensive a scale as to be likely to endanger public safety.The Emergency Powers Act refers to the existence of a State of Public Emergency and empowers the Governor-General to make regulations during a period of public emergency.last_img read more

Children Treated at New Paediatric Cardiac Unit at Bustamante Hospital

first_imgStory Highlights Ten children were successfully treated using cardiac catheterisation, while another four underwent surgery in the unit, which is scheduled to be opened by the Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, on Monday, April 15. The new Paediatric Cardiac Unit at the Bustamante Hospital for Children is now operational.For the period April 8 to 12, a volunteer medical mission team from the United Kingdom, organised through Chain of Hope, performed procedures on children suffering from congenital heart conditions in the unit, alongside the local cardiac team at the hospital.Ten children were successfully treated using cardiac catheterisation, while another four underwent surgery in the unit, which is scheduled to be opened by the Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, on Monday, April 15.The mission team was the first to be accommodated in the new cardiac facility.Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist at the hospital, Dr. Sharonne Forrester, explained that visiting cardiologist, Dr. John Thompson, worked with the local team in the brand-new cardiac catheterisation laboratory.“We successfully did 10 patients over three days, and they are all well. During the latter half of the week, there was a surgical component to the mission, where we had visiting surgeon, Professor Victor Sang, who worked with our local team to do four cases,” she said.For her part, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Chain of Hope, Emma Scanlan, explained that the unit, which houses the first catheter lab for children in the island, was done through the efforts of stakeholders such as the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation, Chain of Hope, Rotary International and Gift of Life International.Shaggy and Friends, through their concerts, raised half of the money for the lab, which was US$700,000, she said.The CEO pointed out that the 10 children who were treated in the catheter lab did not have to have their chests opened up.“They don’t have to have the scar. They had their hearts fixed without open heart surgery, so you can imagine what that means for them and their parents,” she said.She explained the significance of the new facility and what it means for paediatric healthcare in the country.“Jamaica now has a state-of-the-art paediatric cardiac catheter lab for children. It is a biplane catheter lab – the only one of its kind in the island. It was purchased at a cost of US$1.5 million,” she noted.“It’s modern technology that can be used for some cases. We are not sure if there is another biplane catheter lab in the entire Caribbean. You have a single-plane catheter lab at the University Hospital of the West Indies and at the Heart Institute of the Caribbean, but there is not another biplane one that we are aware of,” Ms. Scanlan said.Also giving support to the establishment of the unit were Digicel, Sagicor and the Usain Bolt Foundation. The new Paediatric Cardiac Unit at the Bustamante Hospital for Children is now operational. For the period April 8 to 12, a volunteer medical mission team from the United Kingdom, organised through Chain of Hope, performed procedures on children suffering from congenital heart conditions in the unit, alongside the local cardiac team at the hospital.last_img read more

Rohits dismissal vs WI raises questions on DRS

first_imgManchester: India opener Rohit Sharma’s dismissal against the West Indies on Thursday created quite a flutter as opinion got divided on social media on whether he was actually out or not. It also once again raised questions on the precision of the Decision Review System (DRS). India limited-overs deputy Rohit was looking in good touch (on 18 off 22 balls) when a Kemar Roach delivery pitched on good length and jagged back sharply, kissing what the Windies thought was the inside edge of Rohit’s bat. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ MedvedevThe onfield umpire turned down the appeal, but Jason Holder and boys decided to review it. The third umpire overturned the umpire’s decision and Rohit was adjudged to have nicked the ball as he left a gap between bad and pad, with Roach and the Windies celebrating. The verdict left Rohit flabbergasted as he walked off shaking his head. This once again pointed fingers at DRS and it’s judgment at all times as it could not be clear still whether the nick was of the bat or the pad as the ball seemed to have hit both bat and pad at the same time. The snickometer did show movement, but it was clearly a decision that could have gone either ways.last_img read more

Royal Bank of Canada denies report it had access to users Facebook

first_imgThe Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:RY) TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada is denying a report that it was able to read, write and delete users’ messages on the social networking website Facebook.The New York Times has published a story claiming Facebook gave RBC, along with Spotify and Netflix, the ability to see private messages between its users.The claims were based on hundreds of internal Facebook documents obtained by the newspaper, that have not been verified by The Canadian Press.The Times story says more than 150 companies were given access to personal information from Facebook users, including entire friends’ lists and contact information without their permission or knowledge.RBC says it was given permission to send messages to Facebook users from 2013 to 2015 when it offered a mobile app service that enabled customers to send money to their friends through the social network. It says it did not have the ability to see users’ messages.The bank says it needed to be able to send the messages to confirm the identity of the Facebook user receiving the money and to send them a receipt of the transaction. The bank denied having access to private messages, or needing access to these messages.The service, which used the bank’s mobile app, was decommissioned in 2015 due to low usage.“RBC’s use of the Facebook platform was limited to the development of a service that enabled clients to facilitate payment transactions to their Facebook friends,” said RBC spokesman AJ Goodman in an email.“As part of our security and fraud protocols, we needed to uniquely identify the recipient of funds and payments to securely process the transaction and deliver the notification. We did not have the ability to see users’ messages.”last_img read more

CN and CP say service will improve as frigid winter weather subsides

first_imgMONTREAL, Q.C. — Canada’s two largest railways vowed to improve their service levels over the coming months as they escape the grip of a tough winter that hampered their ability to transport goods.During separate presentations to a transportation conference, Canadian National Railway chief financial officer Ghislain Houle and Canadian Pacific Rail chief executive Keith Creel told investors that heavy snow in Western Canada and frigid temperatures had a big impact, especially compared to last year’s milder conditions.“We had more snowfall in the first 10 days of January than we had the entire month last year,” Creel told the Barclays Industrial Conference in Miami. Despite the headwinds, he said there’s nothing that causes him to lose sleep over about operations in the rest of the year. Creel said the strong North American economy should deliver opportunities this year as it did in 2017.Houle said CN’s operations were restricted during three quarters of its days of operation in the first quarter that reduced its capacity by cutting train lengths by more than half. That meant moving the same volume with more trains.Weather conditions have improved in the last six days and operating metrics like velocity and locomotive utilization are up so far in February by three- to 10-per cent, said Houle.“So now, if you look at it on a year-over-year, we’re still down versus last year, and we expect that. But sequentially, we’re going to get ourselves out of the hole.”Houle also said the Montreal-based railway is hiring 350 to 400 conductors this quarter and adding locomotives as part of its $3.2-billion infrastructure spending this year.“And so, you’ll see us humming,” he told analysts. “We’re doing what we can to get out of it as quickly as possible. And you can rest assured and investors should rest assured that we are focused on getting ourselves out of this bump ASAP. And we’re putting the money where our mouth is.” Analyst Walter Spracklin of RBC Capital Markets last week said service at CN Rail had deteriorated to the point where clients were switching their cargo to its Calgary-based rival. Recent complaints about CN service by the CEO of energy services firm Halliburton, along with service disruptions on CN lines in areas such as the Port of Prince Rupert terminal in British Columbia, have raised questions among CN investors and caused “irreparable damage” to shipper relationships, Spracklin charged in a report.He said CN’s train speeds were down 17 per cent in the week from a year ago, compared with nine per cent for the railway group. Dwell time – in which trains sit at a terminal – was up 43 per cent compared to the group’s nine per cent.Meanwhile, Creel said he continues to believe there will be railway consolidation in North America even though CP withdrew in 2016 its contentious effort to take over Norfolk Southern Corp.“So to me, inevitably, consolidation must occur to create capacity to continue to drive the North American economy,” he said.center_img “I don’t think it’s imminent…but eventually I think within my career, whether it’s five years or 10 years, I think, it’s the next step.”last_img read more

World-class autism care township to be set up in Bengal, says CM on World Autism Day

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day on Tuesday, said that a world-class autism township will be set up soon to provide training to autistic children and adults.In a tweet, Banerjee said: “Today is #WorldAutismAwarenessDay. We must create more awareness about autism among the people. You will be happy to know that a world-class autism township will be coming up near Kolkata where autistic children and adults will receive training, treatment and boarding facilities.” Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThis comes as a significant announcement for autistic children in the city, as they would get various facilities at the proposed township. The township will be built as a one-of-its-kind initiative by the Bengal government in association with a private firm, on a 52 acre plot at Sirakol in South 24-Parganas at an estimated cost of Rs 500 crore. The project is expected to be completed by 2023. It can be mentioned that the project was first announced during the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) in 2018. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe children and adults suffering from the developmental disorder can receive training, treatment and boarding facilities at this township. The township will also have provisions for training teachers who would be dealing with those suffering from the disorder. The main purpose of the township is to provide holistic development of those suffering from autism. World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognised day which falls on April 2 every year and aims to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder through various programmes. According to a senior state government official, the township will be the first of its kind, not only in the country but also in the world. There will be facilities for accommodating 350 residents, apart from a daycare centre having a capacity of accommodating over 200 children and adolescents. A guest house will also be set up, where parents of those receiving training can stay for a few days. It may be mentioned here that after coming to power, the Mamata Banerjee government has started introducing units for autistic children at various government-run hospitals. Among other medical colleges and hospitals in the state, the NRS Medical College and Hospital runs a unique autistic care centre, where a large number of patients from across the state visit.last_img read more

As risks from disasters rise UN chief calls for better preparedness

“We must accelerate our efforts. The world’s vulnerability to disaster risks is growing faster than our ability to increase resilience,” Mr. Ban told the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva, which opened today.“As a result of global climate change, weather-related hazards are on the rise. Nuclear safety and the threat of multiple hazards add an even greater sense of urgency,” said the Secretary-General.He called for the broadening of the coalition of national and local leaders promoting disaster risk reduction across the world.“Disaster risk reduction is everyone’s business,” said Mr. Ban, adding that the United Nations, as the “global first responder to disaster and crises,” will continue to integrate disaster risk reduction and preparedness, as well as climate change adaptation measures, into its work around the world.He stressed the need to “risk-proof development,” saying that the economies of the world’s least developed countries were the most affected when disasters strike because of their higher vulnerability as a result of poverty, weather variability and climate change.“No development effort will be equitable or sustainable unless disaster and climate risk measures are a part of the picture.”The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction was established in 2007 as a biennial forum for information exchange and partnership building across sectors to improve implementation of disasters risk reduction strategies through better communication and coordination among stakeholders.The theme of this year’s forum is “Invest today for a safer tomorrow: Increase investment in local action.” More than 2,500 representatives from governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society and the private sector are attending the forum.An added dimension of the conference is the World Reconstruction Conference, organized by the World Bank and the UN, and held at the same venue. It constitutes one of the main pillars of the Global Platform.A new global report on disaster risk reduction launched at the forum shows that taking disaster losses into consideration is the first step towards taking responsibility for disaster risk.“Although countries are strengthening risk governance capacities and reducing vulnerability, this is not happening quickly or effectively enough – increases in exposure have meant increases in risk,” according to the document, entitled “2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction – Revealing Risks, Redefining Development.”In higher-income countries, the risk of losing wealth in a disaster is now increasing faster than that wealth is being created, according to the report.The report recommends the following measures for governments to strengthen disaster risk preparedness:To ensure the coherence of policy and planning, overall responsibility for disaster risk management needs to be located in a central ministry with a high level of political authority. Where local capacities are limited, an incremental approach to decentralization may be the best way forward. The right to information on disaster risks is central to creating social demand and accountability. Engaging citizens and affected communities requires a shift in the culture of public administration.On a positive note, the report found that mortality risks associated with major weather-related hazards is now declining globally, including in Asia, where most of the risks are concentrated. In most of the world, the risk of being killed by a tropical cyclone or a major river flood is lower today than it was in 1990.However, mortality risk for all weather-related hazards continues to be concentrated in poor with weak governance.At a news conference in Geneva after the report’s launch, the Secretary-General highlighted that much of the damage from disasters is the result of frequent, but less severe and extensive events, rather the than less-frequent intensive catastrophes.“That underscores the value of advance planning. Often, this planning is not a matter of spending more, but of using resources more wisely. “We know what works. Good building design. Proper land use planning. Public education. Community preparedness. Effective early warning systems. Focusing on the needs and potential of women – the largest untapped resource for change,” said Mr. Ban. 10 May 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for accelerated efforts to strengthen the capacity to withstand disasters across the world, saying the destruction wrought by such events can be avoided or mitigated by enhancing resilience through technology and other measures aimed at boosting preparedness. read more

Two Sri Lankans arrested in Kolkata with fake passports

The documents were, later, examined by the authorities and the two were deported to India with immediate effect.The Indian Immigration officials, then, filed a report with the local police station. Acting on the complaint, the police arrested the two Sri Lankan national from the airport in Kolkata. (Colombo Gazette) They had been living as citizens of the country after procuring forged documents. Two Sri Lankan nationals were arrested at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata with fake Indian passports today (Thursday), India Today reported.The two accused, identified as Suresh Karani and Jebanesam Ramerswani, sneaked into India from Sri Lanka around 10 years ago and were operating with fake documents since then. Two days ago, they had flown to France via China, where the French Immigration officials had detained them to verify their passports on grounds of suspicion. read more

Badgers wrestle way to four medals at Francophone Games

The Brock University wrestling team continued building on the momentum of another successful season by capturing four medals at the 2017 Francophone Games this weekend.Jade Parsons (48kg), Kristina McLaren (53kg) and Jessica Brouillette (63kg) each took home gold at the international competition held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, while Emily Schaefer (58kg) clinched the bronze.The games continues until July 30.Brock’s wrestlers will again hit the mat next month, with three competitors aiming for a win at the Junior World Championships in Tampere, Finland, from Aug. 1 to 6, and six competing at the Senior World Championships in Paris, France, from Aug. 21 to 26.For more information on the Badgers’ recent win, visit the Brock Badgers site. read more

Laird Technologies to unveil Bluetooth Smart application powered by thermal energy at

first_imgLaird Technologies will demonstrate a Bluetooth Smart application powered by thermal energy at Sensors Expo 2013. The application uses a Thermobility Wireless Power Generator to provide power for Laird’s BL600 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module. The solution offers design engineers the ability to integrate renewable energy sources into their BLE-based remote sensor applications. Sensors Expo will be held June 4-6 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.Thermobility Wireless Power Generators are self-contained systems that convert heat into DC power using Laird’s eTEG embedded thin-film thermoelectric modules. Thermobility generators use differences in temperature to enable power anywhere there is an adequate heat source and eliminate the need to use traditional wired power sources or replaceable batteries. The solution can provide years of maintenance-free operation, thus expanding the possibilities for new wireless BLE-based sensor and security applications in industrial control, transportation, automotive and building management.BL600 modules provide exceptionally low power consumption with outstanding wireless range. The modules support a variety of ultra-low power saving modes and have a compact footprint, making them suitable for even the smallest portable devices. According to industry analyst IMS Research, sales of Bluetooth Smart devices should grow from 5.4 million devices in 2012 to nearly 160 million units in 2016.“The world market for Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) technology, is poised for explosive growth,” said Jonathan Kaye, Laird Product Manager. “Laird’s innovative smartBASIC programming language, onboard every BL600 module, makes it simple and easy to embed BLE technology and Thermobility Wireless Power Generators provide an innovative power source for those modules. By storing energy and providing on-demand power for years, the use of energy harvesting can reduce the total cost of ownership by eliminating the prohibitive cost of battery replacement in remote sensor applications,” said Bob Collins, VP of business development at Laird.”last_img read more

Kosmos dictaphone saga ends

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Baillieu tape scandal has been hovering over Labor’s head since last June, jeopardising its election campaign. Assistant state secretary of the Labor Party, Kosmos Samaras, who publicly admitted to snooping the dictaphone from the lost property at the May state conference, downloading and listening to it, will not be charged for his actions.“The recommendation was that no charges be laid in relation to this matter,” Victoria Police said in a statement on Wednesday.Kosmos Samaras allegedly shared the dictaphone’s content, which featured former premier’s Ted Baillieu’s conversation with certain Liberal Party members. Samaras, worried about Baillieu’s attempt to destabilise Napthine, played the recording to Daniel Andrews’ chief of staff John McLindon and Labor state secretary Noah Carroll. Up to now neither of them admits distributing said dictaphone, which was owned by Sunday Age state political editor Farrah Tomazin.Editor-in-chief of The Age, Andrew Holden, said he was surprised by the OPP’s advice. “When you have someone who confesses publicly that he took possession of a dictaphone that was not his, listened to it, downloaded and played the recordings to others, and then destroyed the recorder – all in clear contravention of the law – then I would have thought he would face the consequences, even if that led to diversion,” Mr Holden said.Mr Holden found it particularly galling when three Age reporters were charged over their accessing of an Australian Labor Party database after being given the password by a concerned member, with one of those reporters and his family subjected to a police raid of their home, when that supposed crime had no victims. “Fortunately, they were granted diversion by a magistrate, but they still had to endure the full processes of court,” Holden continued.“The ALP’s Kosmos Samaras should consider himself a very lucky man.”Mr Andrews, on the other hand, who had initially denied any Labor involvement, has previously said that he was satisfied with his own inquiries.“From my perspective that is the end of the matter,” acting premier James Merlino said, stressing that the story involves issues which were widely canvassed, yet investigated and a decision has been made by the authorities who “have done their job”.last_img read more

WWE World Title match officially added to 614 MITB PPV

first_img Impact Wrestling presents Rebellion this Sunday from Toronto, streaming live globally on Twitter Google+ Now Playing Up Next announced today that Seth Rollins will defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Dean Ambrose in a Ladder Match at the 6/14 Money in the Bank PPV in Columbus, Ohio airing live on the WWE Network.The updated card for the PPV is as follows:* WWE World Heavyweight Title, Ladder Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dean Ambrose* WWE United States Champion John Cena vs. NXT Champion Kevin Owens* “Money in the Bank” Ladder Match: Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus vs. Neville vs. Kofi Kingston vs. TBD participantsSource: WWE.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Ring of Honor announces Pacific Northwest debut with two events this June Shawn Michaels WhatsApp Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Videos Articles Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Video: Impact announces Rebellion Pay Per View for April 28 live in Toronto WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Ronda Rousey Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Facebook Pinterest Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

ASAAP Meeting focuses on Rural Challenges

first_imgMembers of the ASA Action Partnership (ASAAP) met in Washington, D.C. this week for discussion focused on trade, rural infrastructure and communications.Special guest USDA Trade Counsel Jason Hafemeister provided valuable insights and information during his dinner presentation.The meeting also included presentations on Infrastructure and Connectivity featuring Wole Moses, director of Federal Could Solutions, Microsoft and on Sharing the Ag Story, with Sarah Sampson, series producer/director of Maryland Farm & Harvest.ASAAP is a collaborative effort of all soybean industry sectors with a stake in the growth and profitability of the industry. The forum provides the opportunity for ASA’s state affiliates, state and national checkoff organizations, industry partners and national grower leaders to engage in critical industry focused dialogue.The D.C. meeting is one of two annual meetings of the group. The next meeting is Aug. 6 -8, 2019.For more information about ASAAP and its members, please click here.last_img read more

Why the Traditional AdvertiserMedia Sales Rep Relationship Is Dead

first_imgThe evolution of this relationship becomes further mutually favorable when marketing services enters the equation. Publishers equipped to support the content development and media production needs of their customers are well positioned for the newest phase of media buying: Integrated marketing packages. By including marketing services within traditional advertising bundles, publishers are able to support their customers’ content marketing initiatives while alleviating their commonly associated challenges.  Bundle pricing equates to reduced content development expenditures, a modest relief for customer budgetary concerns. In addition, access to industry editors as a component of the Integrated Marketing Package enables brand marketers to produce enough content, engaging content, and a variety of content. Integrated Marketing Packages may even be supplemented with marketing coaching services, allowing entire industries the help needed to run successful content marketing programs. Contrary to what some have predicted, content marketing won’t mean the end of the publishing industry, but a disruption within it; a disruption creating new opportunities and new perceptions. Content marketing or advertising? This budgetary conundrum challenges not just brand marketers, but the publishers who have witnessed customers divest marketing spend from advertising and invest it into content marketing initiatives outside of their brands’ reach. While a reduction in advertising spend poses an immediate threat to publishers, it also enables the opportunity for nimble publishers to reinvent their business model as well as their client relationships.Publishing sales teams must change their perception of their customers’ roles, as well as their own:  • The customers of publishers are not advertisers, they are brand marketers. A brand marketer’s responsibility reaches far beyond ad buys; today’s media companies must perceive them as such and provide the solutions to support their advertising and content marketing initiatives.• The perceived role of a media sales rep must also change in the eyes of brand marketers. This role should not be defined as a media sales rep, but as a marketing strategist. Marketing strategists think beyond their own brand and provide customers the insights and solutions to directly support their marketing objectives.last_img read more