After wrestler Narsingh, shot putter Inderjeet fails dope test,After wrestler Narsingh, shot putter Inderjeet fails dope test

first_imgWFI backs Narsingh, says it’s a conspiracy null Rio-bound athlete Inderjeet fails dope test. File Photo   –  PTI Just a few days after wrestler Narsing Yadav was caught for doping, another Rio Olympics qualified athlete Inderjeet Singh, a shot putter, has failed a dope test as his ‘A’ sample returned positive for a banned substance.28-year-old Inderjeet, the reigning Asian Champion, tested positive for a banned steroid and he has been informed by National Anti-Doping Agency. His out-of-competition test was done on June 22, sources told PTI.The NADA has asked the Haryana athlete, who had won a silver in the 2014 Asian Games, if he wants to test his ‘B’ sample and if so, to do this within seven days.If the ‘B’ sample also tests positive, he will have to miss Rio Olympics beginning August 5, besides facing the prospect of being banned for four years under the new WADA Code.Inderjeet is one of those athletes who does not train at the national camps. He normally trains on his own with his personal coach.He is one of the first track and field athletes who qualified for the Rio Olympics as he made the cut last year itself. He had a training stint earlier this year in the United States under funding of the Sports Ministry’s Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme. RELATED COMMENTS Rio-bound athlete Inderjeet fails dope test. File Photo   –  PTI Rio 2016: Sprinter Dharambir under dope cloud July 26, 2016 athleticscenter_img COMMENT Freestyle wrestler Narsingh Yadav fails dope test SHARE Narsingh demands CBI probe into doping scandal SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on India at Rio: Biggest contingent eyes richest medal haul ×last_img read more

Pakistan Cricket Board threatens to sue BCCI for not honouring MoU

first_imgPakistani cricket authorities have threatened to sue Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not playing bilateral series, causing them huge financial losses. (BCCI isolated at International Cricket Council: Sources to India Today)Najam Sethi, Chairman of PCB’s Executive Committee tweeted on Wednesday night that they have conveyed it to the BCCI officials on then sidelines of ICC Executive Board meeting in Dubai.”PCB has told BCCI it is suing for compensation against BCCI’s refusal to play bilateral series as per Agreement signed in 2014,” he tweeted. (Also Read: BCCI inclined to call an SGM, will mull over Champions Trophy pullout)PCB has told BCCI it is suing for compensation against BCCI’s refusal to play bilateral series as per Agreement signed in 2014.- Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) April 26, 2017Sethi, who is tipped to take over as Chairman of the PCB once again, had signed the MoU with the BCCI officials in 2014 on the sidelines of an ICC meeting.Under the MoU, Pakistan and India were to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023 but India so far has refused to play even one series on the grounds that it s government has not given it clearance for bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan. (Also Read: BCCI loses both revenue and governance vote at ICC meet)The BCCI refusal has come despite Pakistan agreeing to host its home series at neutral venues including Sri Lanka.Pakistan claims it has lost nearly USD 200 million because of India’s refusal to play two home series of Pakistan. (BCCI rejects ICC chief Shashank Manohar’s offer of additional USD 100 million)advertisementIndia has not played a full bilateral series with Pakistan since 2007 and the PCB since last year has been insisting it will be pursuing all legal avenues to seek compensation from the Indian board.The first legal course it has said it will announce will be to approach the ICC disputes resolution committee. (BCCI not to take “extreme position” against ICC’s revenue sharing model)He also announced that Giles Clarke, Chairman of the ICC s Task Force on Pakistan cricket, has reviewed the security report of ICC experts and has agreed to hold three Twenty20 matches in Pakistan.Sethi said the matches are scheduled for end of September 2017 and a team of ICC’s “top current players” will play the matches.last_img read more

Yuvraj Singh has fitness issues, says India’s chief selector MSK Prasad

first_imgBCCI chairman of selectors MSK Prasad cited Yuvraj Singh’s fitness issues as the reason behind him being ignored from another squad selection as BCCI announced the Indian squad for T20Is against Sri Lanka and three Test matches against South Africa.”Yuvraj Singh has fitness issues. He has not played a lot of competitive cricket lately,” Prasad said in the press conference after the announcement of the squads.Earlier today, Yuvraj had admitted to failure in the press interaction but had conceded that after three failed attempts, he passed the fitness test on Sunday.”I would like to tell that I am failing. I still fail. I failed the last three fitness tests but yesterday I passed my fitness test. After 17 years I am still failing,” Yuvraj said.Yuvraj reiterated that he was not afraid of failures and that he will keep working hard as he sees himself playing till 2019.”I am still playing. I don’t know what format I am going to play. But I am pushing everyday as hard as I used to, may be harder than before because I am getting older. And I see myself playing cricket till 2019 and obviously take a call after that,” he said.INDIA SQUAD FOR THREE T20Is: Rohit Sharma(C), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Basil Thampi, Jaydev Unadkat.India will play three ODIs against Sri Lanka at Dharamsala (December 10), Mohali (December 13) and Visakhapatnam (December 17) and they will be followed by three T20s at Cuttack (December 20), Indore (December 22) and Mumbai (December 24).advertisementOn Monday, BCCI also announced of the inclusion of Jasprit Bumrah in the Test squad for South Africa, therefore giving him a maiden Test call-up.With five pacers and a seam bowling all-rounder in Hardik Pandya, MSK Prasad believes that the Test squad for South Africa is a very balanced one.”This is perhaps the best side to have gone to South Africa in a long long time.”Prasad went on to praise Bumrah’s consistent displays and conceded that his addition was a unanimous choice.”With regard to Bumrah if you see his performance for the past 10-12 months, he has been phenomenal. It’s a unanimous choice and he definitely adds variety.”With regards to Kuldeep Yadav’s absence, Prasad said: “Definitely feel unfortunate for Kuldeep Yadav but selecting him over the world No. 1 and 2 bowlers (Ravichandran Ashwin & Ravindra Jadeja) won’t be fair.”INDIA TEST SQUAD VS SOUTH AFRICA: Virat Kohli (C), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Parthiv Patel, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.India will play three Test matches against South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town (January 5 to 9), Centurion (January 13-17) and The Wanderers, Johannesburg (January 24-28).The last time an Indian team ventured to South Africa in 2013/14, they were beaten 1-0 in the two-match Test series.last_img read more

Cubs Put Down Mets, 4-1

first_imgNEW YORK — Carlos Torres excelled in a spot start on no rest. The Mets’ bats, well, they appear to have taken the week off.Torres threw five shutout innings in place of Bartolo Colon, but New York extended a streak of getting four hits or fewer to a fifth straight game in a 4-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 18..“It’s really a tough assignment, especially when he pitched yesterday,” Collins said of Torres’ effort. “We just couldn’t give him any help.”The Mets had four hits — including Lucas Duda’s 22nd homer — against Kyle Hendricks and two relievers, and they totaled just 16 hits in splitting the four-game series with Chicago. The five-game run matches the club’s longest streak. New York also went five games with no more than four hits in 2004 and 1963.The only time since 1914 the Cubs gave up four or fewer hits in four straight games was in 1983.“It’s just execution,” Mets third baseman David Wright said. “You’ve got to go up there and do what we’ve done in the past when we were a good offensive team, and the only way to get back to that is to get a few hits and feeling good about yourself.”The 41-year-old Colon had to return to the Dominican Republic, where his mother was sick, forcing the durable Torres to make his first start since Sept. 27. He yielded three hits.Colon’s winter ball team, the Cibao Eagles, confirmed later Colon’s mother died. The Mets will place Colon on the bereavement list and recall right-hander Gonzalez Germen from Triple-A Las Vegas on Aug. 19.Torres became the first pitcher to start on no days’ rest since the Angels’ Billy Buckner did it June 25, 26 last year. Torres threw nine pitches in facing two batters in the Mets’ 2-1 loss Aug. 17.The right-hander allowed three hits, struck out six — including the side in the first — and walked two on 84 pitches. “Just pound the zone. It’s all you can do,” Torres said.With Torres out, the Cubs rallied to help give Hendricks his fourth straight win.Luis Valbuena, who had three hits, had a tying single in the sixth. Anthony Rizzo connected off Buddy Carlyle (1-1) in the eighth for his 28th homer. Javier Baez then hit a two-run shot in the ninth off closer Jenrry Mejia into the second deck in left field for his fifth career homer.Hendricks (5-1) gave up just three hits in seven innings.Neil Ramirez struck out two in a perfect eighth and Hector Rondon allowed a lead-off double but finished the four-hitter for his 18th save. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Maxim: integrated PPG and ECG biosensor module for mobile devices

first_img Continue Reading Previous Green Hills: advanced platforms for next-generation automotive cockpitsNext Apacer unveils new industrial product identification Designers now have an easier way to deliver both photoplethysmogram (PPG) and electrocardiogram (ECG) measurements for health monitoring from a mobile, battery-powered device. The new MAX86150 from Maxim Integrated Products is a first-of-a kind biosensor module, comprised of internal LEDs, photodetectors and an ECG analog front-end to provide highly accurate, FDA-certifiable PPG and ECG performance in compact, power-saving designs, including mobile phones, laptops, tablets and smart speakers.Delivering synchronized PPG and ECG measurements has been challenging because designers have had to utilize two separate biosensors that together consume more board space and power than a mobile device can typically afford. In addition, achieving high accuracy in the measurements has also been challenging, particularly in cases where sensor sensitivity might be impacted by low perfusion levels or dry skin. The MAX86150 overcomes these challenges, sampling both PPG and ECG simultaneously to provide the highest sensitivity of pulse transit time. To reduce battery drain, the module can be shut down through software with near-zero standby current, allowing the power rails to remain powered at all times. The MAX86150 is available in a 3.3 x 6.6 x 1.3mm, 22-pin optical module.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Chelsea consider complaint over ‘dangerous’ surface for Dynamo Kyiv tie

first_imgMaurizio Sarri Share on Messenger news Dynamo have lost only two of 14 home European ties and beat their local rivals, Arsenal Kiev, 4-0 at the stadium on Sunday scoring all four of their goals prior to half-time. “There isn’t another solution, but I cannot understand why Uefa are so, so (concerned) about having to present the player list at a certain minute, but then we have to play in such a bad pitch. It is very very dangerous.”“We know that we have to take care of ourselves,”said Willian, a former Shakhtar Donetsk player returning to Ukraine. “Sometimes that’s not possible. Sometimes it happens, you get injuries. But I hope, tomorrow, we just play well and win this game. It will be difficult to play our football, but we have to adapt.”Sarri is wary of the threat posed by Dynamo in this return fixture, even with his side leading by three goals, and will be without Gonzalo Higuaín, who was unwell with a fever earlier in the week, back in London. The Italian is expected to grant Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu game time at some stage at the Olympic Stadium, with Eden Hazard and Jorginho likely to start on the bench. European club football The Italy midfielder’s substitution against Wolves on Sunday had prompted some cheers among the home support at Stamford Bridge. “I think this is unfair from them,” said Willian. “Of course I don’t want to stay here talking about this situation, but when they do that, we don’t feel good inside the pitch. So, even when the players aren’t in good moments or playing well, we need the fans to support us until the end of the game. So Jorginho is very important for us, a very good player. We know his quality. We just need to continue to play in the same way.” Share on LinkedIn Read more Share on WhatsApp Europa League Share via Email The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Eden Hazard determined to join Real Madrid after Zinedine Zidane’s return Chelsea Share on Twitter Reuse this content Maurizio Sarri has described the Olympic Stadium pitch as “a disaster” and “very dangerous” ahead of Chelsea’s Europa League tie against Dynamo Kyiv, with the visitors to consider making an official complaint to Uefa over the state of the playing surface.Chelsea broke with recent tradition and trained at the stadium on the eve of the last-16 tie, which they lead 3-0 after the first leg, with Sarri and his coaching staff making clear their displeasure at the condition of the turf as they inspected areas of the pitch. There are muddy patches dotted around the uneven surface, a legacy of the harsh Ukrainian winter, and fears that areas of the pitch watered prior to the game will freeze as temperatures plummet around the 8pm kick-off, making it even more treacherous.“[It’s] a disaster,” said Sarri, who would normally have overseen training back at Cobham on the day before an away tie in Europe. “The pitch is not good. I think that it’s dangerous, really dangerous. It’s really dangerous to play any football here in this moment, and I think it’s really very dangerous for injuries. But the situation is this. So we have to accept the situation. We have to play on this pitch.“ I don’t know the reason it’s so bad: probably the winter. It’s a problem for us, but also for our opponents, I think. I played here two years ago [with Napoli] and the pitch was wonderful. I think it will be very difficult, also, for Dynamo because the pitch is no good.” Share on Pinterest Topics Share on Facebook Dynamo Kyivlast_img read more

FIFA Rewind: Relive Brazil v Germany 2014!

first_imgWorld Cup FIFA Rewind: Watch Brazil versus Germany from World Cup 2014 in full Goal 16:00 5/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Brazil Germany World Cup 2014 Getty Images World Cup Brazil v Germany Brazil Germany Goal have teamed up with FIFA to bring the great games of the past right up into the 21st century It was perhaps the most remarkable game in World Cup history.The 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany was one for the ages, producing the most shocking result the tournament had ever seen.And this week FIFA are offering you the chance to relive it all with FIFA Rewind – a ground-breaking mobile and social series, which will bring a selection of the greatest games in World Cup history right up into the 21st century. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Fans have voted for the games they want to relive from 1982 to 2014 and this week the series reaches a thrilling climax.FIFA Rewind Brazil GermanyThe contests will be given the same level of coverage you’d expect from a modern World Cup blockbuster, complete with pre and post-match analysis published via Goal and FIFA’s social media channels throughout the week.The most decorated national team in the game, Brazil were out to finally lay to rest the demons of 1950 by becoming world champions on home soil for the first time.But Germany had been preparing for this moments for well over a decade and their diligent, detailed plan would come together in a way not even they themselves could ever have imaged.Relive all the drama this Friday.To watch Brazil versus Germany from World Cup 2014 tune into the official World Cup Facebook page at 16:00 CET this Friday. Also don’t forget to follow the official World Cup Twitter and Instagram accounts for more exclusive FIFA Rewind content.last_img read more

Video: CFB Player Ejected After Controversial Targeting Call

first_imgA general view of the field taken during the game between the Arizona State Sun Devils and the USC Trojans on October 1, 2005 at Sun Devil Stadium.TEMPE, AZ – OCTOBER 1: A general view of the field taken during the game between the Arizona State Sun Devils and the USC Trojans on October 1, 2005 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. USC won 38-28. (Photo by Stephen Dunn /Getty Images)On Saturday afternoon, Herm Edwards and the Arizona State Sun Devils took on Chip Kelly and the UCLA Bruins in an all-Pac-12 affair. The Sun Devils held a 17-14 lead early in the third quarter when a very controversial call went down.Arizona State’s Merlin Robertson put a lick on UCLA quarterback Wilton Speight and was called for targeting. After reviewing the play, officials confirmed the targeting an ejected Robertson from the remainder of the game.Because the foul came in the second half, Robertson will have to miss the first half of the team’s game against Oregon next weekend.Video of the foul was released a few minutes after the call and fans were not pleased.Check it out.Arizona State LB Merlin Robinson was called for targeting against UCLA. He’ll miss the first half against Oregon. pic.twitter.com/X26k7pqGIt— Kevin Wade (@KwadeSays) November 10, 2018It appears Robertson puts his facemask right in the chest of Speight, which should not be a targeting call.Regardless, the Sun Devils stopped UCLA from scoring and then went for a touchdown to move the score to 24-14 with just over eight minutes remaining.last_img read more

Changes to Treasure Hunting Regulations

first_imgThe province is taking steps to preserve and protect Nova Scotia’s underwater cultural and heritage resources. John MacDonell, Minister of Natural Resources along with Percy Paris, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage announced today, July 13, that the government intends to repeal the Treasure Trove Act, amend the Special Places Protection Act and create the Oak Island Act. Government will introduce the legislation in the fall. Some outstanding licences will still be granted to applicants who meet policy guidelines for treasure hunting, but these activities will end December 31. Repealing the Treasure Trove Act follows a recommendation from the 2006 Voluntary Planning heritage strategy task force. It will also bring the province into line with practices in other Canadian jurisdictions and match the spirit of the UNESCO Convention on Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage. “The government is making life better for Nova Scotians by taking these important steps to preserve our marine resources,” said Mr. MacDonell. The Treasure Trove Act was enacted in 1954 to govern treasure hunting activities on Oak Island. Its scope was later expanded to cover licensing of salvage operations involving shipwrecks off Nova Scotia’s coast. The repeal requires housekeeping amendments to the Special Places Protection Act to remove all references to treasure. The creation of the Oak Island Act will ensure protection for the heritage resources in that area. The province also released a report by Blackstone Corporation which contains research and input that helped government in determining the most appropriate options to manage Nova Scotia’s marine cultural heritage. The company was hired in 2005 to help with the decision-making process which included hearing from the salvage industry, government and heritage advocates. “Our approach follows the best practices from other jurisdictions and makes Nova Scotia a leader in conserving underwater cultural heritage,” said Mr. Paris. In 2005-06, Voluntary Planning struck a task force to review issues related to the protection of Nova Scotia’s many heritage resources and assets. During that process, discussion was devoted to marine heritage and whether or not private interests should be allowed to conduct salvage operations to recover artifacts from the marine environment. A copy of the Blackstone report can be downloaded at www.gov.ns.ca/tch/.last_img read more

New Life Sciences Research Institute Opens

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter joined researchers and academics in the life sciences sector to open the new Life Sciences Research Institute, today, June 21. The province helped fund the development of the institute with a contribution of $5 million. “Life sciences is a booming sector in Nova Scotia, with tremendous opportunities for growth,” said Premier Dexter. “The work of the Life Sciences research Institute will benefit Nova Scotia’s economic growth by attracting new business and a highly skilled scientific workforce.” The institute will focus its work on biotechnology, biomedical therapeutics, medical devices, innovative health care, and the education, financial and legal services that support this sector. The Life Sciences Research Institute will have the capacity to produce leading-edge research, and will feature enhanced clinical, educational and training experiences. It will work to strengthen and build life sciences in Nova Scotia and provide the infrastructure to support excellence in research. “The Life Sciences Research Institute is our jobsHere plan in action,” said the premier. “From opportunities for learning and innovation, to high-value jobs and global competitiveness, this institute exemplifies our plan to grow the economy and make life better for Nova Scotians.” Led by Dalhousie University, the institute was developed collaboratively with the Capital District Health Authority and the IWK Health Centre. Innovacorp has also relocated its BioScience Enterprise Centre to a facility near the Life Sciences Research Institute. It will focus on business development opportunities for the centre’s research.last_img read more

Exfederal cabinet minister Julian Fantino takes aim at judge cops lawyers

first_imgTORONTO – Former Conservative cabinet minister and provincial police commissioner Julian Fantino has accused a Canadian judge, lawyers and several police forces of acting improperly and even illegally in the conviction and jailing of a man for contempt of court.In an extensive affidavit in which he raises the allegations, Fantino describes himself as a member of the Queen’s Privy Council and an expert who, in speaking for regular Canadians, can shed light on what he essentially posits as a possible judicial conspiracy involving secret backroom dealings.Fantino filed the affidavit in an unsuccessful effort to intervene in a recent Federal Court review of whether the Canadian Judicial Council properly dismissed a complaint by Donald Best, a former Toronto police officer and businessman, against Ontario Superior Court Justice Bryan Shaughnessy.“A more thorough investigation by the (judicial council), now that all the facts are known, may show that the judge was wilfully blind,” Fantino asserts. “It may very well be that the record belies the mischief that was being achieved simply because the judge had total control over the process.”In 2013, Shaughnessy found Best in civil contempt. The finding was the culmination of a convoluted battle started in 2007, when Best’s corporation unsuccessfully sued 62 defendants and he failed to pay their court-ordered legal costs.Shaughnessy’s rulings were upheld by Ontario’s top court and left undisturbed by the Supreme Court of Canada.Best turned to the Canadian Judicial Council in January 2016 to complain about the judge. Shaughnessy, he asserted, had engaged in “egregious” misconduct by, among other things, “secretly” changing a critical document.The council’s executive director rejected the complaint out of hand, prompting Best to ask Federal Court to review that decision. He named the government and judge as respondents.Fantino, who could not be immediately reached for comment, explains in his 33-page affidavit filed along with 100 exhibits why he wanted to get involved. The “abuses,” he said, could undermine public confidence in the administration of justice.“I notice that, in this matter, no one represents the people of Canada,” Fantino states. “No one speaks for me and other Canadians who believe in and rely upon fairness, courtesy and honourable treatment within the justice system.”In his submission, Fantino maintains that Shaughnessy convicted Best “upon the presentation by lawyers of provably false evidence.” He also argues that “disturbing” evidence suggests police resources and personnel were “improperly retained, used and co-opted” to help one side in the private civil dispute.“The court also convicted Mr. Best based upon affidavit evidence that was the product of illegal actions by a serving officer of the Ontario Provincial Police at the time that I was OPP commissioner,” Fantino states. “Had I known about it at the time, I would have immediately ordered an investigation to gather all evidence…with a view to possible provincial and/or criminal charges.”In October, a Federal Court official dismissed Fantino’s motion to intervene in the review of how the judicial council handled Best’s judge complaint. Fantino, a former minister for veteran’s affairs, chief of police, and now an executive with a medical marijuana company, had raised issues that were out of bounds, the official decided.Fantino appealed his exclusion but the court nevertheless went ahead in the fall with its long-scheduled review of the judicial council’s actions.For his part, Shaughnessy urged the court to defer to the council, arguing in part that Best’s complaint was manifestly “without substance” or “an abuse of process.” He also argued Best had tried to “impute bad faith into a decision he disagrees with, so as to define it as sanctionable conduct.”This month, Federal Court Judge Keith Boswell agreed with Ottawa and Shaughnessy that the judicial council’s decision was reasonable. Boswell dismissed Best’s application and ordered him to pay the federal government and the judge $30,000 in legal costs.Best did not want to discuss Fantino’s involvement when reached on Friday. In a recent statement on his website, he did say Boswell’s decision contained “gross errors.” He filed notice of appeal this week.In an unusual decision in June 2016, the Ontario Court of Appeal ordered Best’s prominent Toronto lawyer Paul Slansky to pay $84,000 in legal costs for his client’s failed legal fights.The court found Slansky had wasted time and money unnecessarily by “acting on unreasonable instructions from, or providing unreasonable advice to, his client.” The court also ordered Slansky to pay another $30,000 in costs.last_img read more

Trump delivers State of the Union address

first_imgLIVELast Update: 02/06/2019 11:28 PMFeb 611:28 PMCalgary 7-Day Forecast. A bit of a break from the brutal cold – at least in the short-term. Cooler temperatures and a chance of snow by Friday. -Meteorologist Andrew Schultz #YYC #YYCWeather pic.twitter.com/iu1TC7MKFZ— Breakfast Television & CityNews Calgary (@BTCityNewsCGY) February 6, 20190Feb 610:40 PMWorld cyclists are excited to be in Calgary for the cycling congresshttps://t.co/hWadWMlw8x#yyc #WCC2019 pic.twitter.com/muiXa3tI82— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) February 6, 20190Feb 610:36 PMToday’s #GuaranteedHigh -15 CPartly cloudyJackpot increases to $910#yyc #yycweather #yycforecastVisit https://t.co/esBwG3izuf to sign up for your chance to win. pic.twitter.com/o92bxBuRq7— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) February 6, 20190Feb 610:18 PMField emotional after fatal train derailment https://t.co/0GhDegXFsn pic.twitter.com/Kc7Eovm1Wz— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) February 6, 20190Feb 610:00 PMThe Calgary police will help the Law Enforcement Torch run in its final leg to the Special Olympics Winter Gameshttps://t.co/1fRl5F3M4K#yyc #cps #SpecialOlympics pic.twitter.com/Ro0frpvDYH— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) February 6, 20190Feb 69:42 PMThe Seton YMCA was evacuated Wednesday morning following calls of an ammonia leakhttps://t.co/ractD86xmm#yyc #YMCA #CFD pic.twitter.com/VWHifnaFDM— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) February 6, 20190Feb 68:56 PMFamily and friends of men murdered by Bruce McArthur will find out in two days what the future holds for the Toronto serial killerhttps://t.co/IJazbh1rlh#Toronto #McArthurTrial pic.twitter.com/zIuspKBV2U— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) February 6, 20190Feb 68:40 PMSurrey RCMP are looking for witnesses of the SkyTrain shooting on Jan. 30https://t.co/VRBWhgojFZ#Surrey #RCMP #SkyTrain pic.twitter.com/Xt3Bt8rHOR— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) February 6, 20190Feb 68:28 PMCalgary Current Conditions #YYC #YYCWeather pic.twitter.com/YKqZ7PWnEF— Breakfast Television & CityNews Calgary (@BTCityNewsCGY) February 6, 20190Feb 68:20 PMForest Lawn says ‘no thanks’ to safe consumption vehiclehttps://t.co/ltQaj59kr5#yyc pic.twitter.com/kPhcnFPFax— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) February 6, 20190Feb 61:46 PMVIDEO: Roadside Assistance says it received more than 31,000 calls since Sunday and in some cases, those in rural Alberta are waiting nearly nine times the average.https://t.co/n86dQQDSHh— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) February 6, 20190Feb 61:28 PMUnited to pursue high-fare travellers with more premium seats https://t.co/E4VUzZv5IK pic.twitter.com/ZPg7oJQIEY— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) February 6, 20190Feb 61:20 PMVIDEO: “From Jan. to Dec. 2018, we’ve seen 480 fewer homes broken into, almost 3,500 fewer thefts, over 1,200 fewer vehicles stolen and a 10 per cent decrease in property crime in rural #Alberta #RCMP jurisdictions.”https://t.co/a9G8UNyJK9— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) February 6, 20190Feb 61:10 PM”It’s very personal; it’s either happened to us, or our friends and neighbours, and this is what has brought it to be a number one priority for all us to focus on,” MD Foothills Coun. Suzanne Oelhttps://t.co/mglVQYskZu— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) February 6, 20190Feb 612:32 PMBorder Security Minister Bill Blair says federal officials dealing with backlog of refugee security screens #cdnpoli https://t.co/SqMnvVgJmi pic.twitter.com/PcHSMflMfS— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) February 6, 20190Feb 612:28 PM#ICYMI : read our live-tweets of @realDonaldTrump Trump’s #SOTU2019 speech and see what policy initiatives he’s proposing including ending late-term abortion and an upcoming meeting with the North Korean leader. https://t.co/ZfNbthpPFw— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) February 6, 20190Feb 611:32 AM.@realDonaldTrump wraps up his #SOTU2019 address.— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) February 6, 20190Feb 611:30 AM.@realDonaldTrump “One nation, under God, must be the hope and the promise, and the light, and the glory among all the nations of the world.” #SOTU19— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) February 6, 20190Feb 611:30 AM.@realDonaldTrump time to “reignite the American imagination, search for the tallest summit and set our sights on the brightest star.”— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) February 6, 20190Feb 611:30 AM.@realDonaldTrump talks about “needing to defeat fascism, secure civil rights, face down evil empires.”— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) February 6, 20190Show More PostsAdd Arena.im to your sitelast_img read more

Morocco Plans to Reduce Road Accident Fatalities by 50 Percent

Rabat – Morocco’s Head of Government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, on Monday said that the country is planning several measures that will reduce the number of traffic fatalities by 50 percent by 2026.El Othmani echoed earlier statements made by the State Secretary for Transport, Mohammed Najib Boulif, who said road safety improvements are a priority for the government. Last week, the transport secretary revealed that the number of people killed on roads in Morocco decreased by 2.62 percent in 2017.The head of government said that the 2017-2026 national road safety strategy seeks to reduce the number of road fatalities by 25 percent by 2021 and by another 20 percent by 2026.To fulfill these expectations, El Othmani believes that, “these measures must be direct and part of education,” adding that the government is giving great importance to the road safety project and is committed to fully implementing a strategy that includes road surveillance, fines for violations and educational outreach.February 18 marked National Road Safety Day in Morocco. As reported by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), El Othmani acknowledged the commemoration of this day in gratitude to all those who are contributing to the significant progress made as part of the 2017-2026 national road safety strategy, including administrators, regional officials, police and transportation experts.The head of government added that the success of the road safety project is not just the responsibility of employees at the Transport and Equipment Ministry. Progress also depends on the participation of the National Committee for the Prevention of Traffic Accidents as well as with pedestrians who need to pay proper attention to road traffic.Boulif said last week that the number of fatalities in 2017 due to road accidents in urban areas was 943. This figure represents a 4.17 percent year-on-year decrease. Another 2,550 people were killed in rural areas, a 2 percent decrease from 2016.In 2017, 89,998 total traffic accidents were reported, representing a 10 percent increase compared to 2016. However, the number of road accidents with fatalities last year was 3,085, representing a 2.4 percent decline from 2016.Boulif added that 9,175 people were critically injured due to road accidents in 2017, representing a 1.51 percent year-on-year increase. The number of light injuries recorded during the same year reached 119,138. read more

Trumps Cabinet has had more exlobbyists than Obama or Bush

WASHINGTON — In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight.The Cabinet choices are another sign Trump’s populist pledge to “drain the swamp” is a catchy campaign slogan but not a serious attempt to change the way Washington works. Instead of staring down “the unholy alliance of lobbyists and donors and special interests” as Trump recently declared, the influence industry has flourished during his administration.The amount spent in 2019 on lobbying the U.S. government is on pace to match or exceed last year’s total of $3.4 billion, the most since 2010, according to the political money website Open Secrets. Trump’s hotel near the White House has been a magnet for lobbyists and foreign interests.Richard Lardner, The Associated Press read more

Break the cycle of disasterresponserecovery urges top UN official as death toll

“Cyclone Idai underlines that no matter how effective early warnings are, there is still a huge demand for greater investment in resilient infrastructure in many parts of the world if we are to break the cycle of disaster-response-recovery”, UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Mami Mizutori said, extending her condolences to the peoples and Governments of the three affected countries. According to news reports, Mozambique’s Beira has been battered severely, including more than 1,500 people injured by falling trees and debris. While the road to the city has been badly damaged, Beira is once again reachable by air. “It is still too early to know the full extent of the disaster unfolding in the port city of Beira in Mozambique where 500,000 people bore the brunt of the storm but the human impact and trauma inflicted on the population must be very significant given the scale of the damage being reported by the Government disaster management agency, UN agencies, the Red Cross and the media”, Ms. Mizutori continued.She said the severe damage to schools, hospitals, health facilities and other key infrastructure was particularly distressing “as this will have consequences not just for the emergency response phase but for the long-term efforts of these countries to eradicate poverty and hunger”.  “Cyclone Idai is a clear demonstration of the exposure and vulnerability of many low-lying cities and towns to sea-level rise as the impact of climate change continues to influence and disrupt normal weather patterns”, spelled out Ms. Mizutori.Figures released at midday on Monday in New York, by UN humanitarian agencies, reported that at least 48 had died across the city. In Malawi, more than 183,000 have been affected, while 9,600 have been impacted due to flooding and landslides.On the disaster in Papua, Indonesia, heavy rains there since 16 March, have resulted in at least 79 deaths, with dozens missing or injured, said UN Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric. read more

ZEB1 laser scanner shows great advantages at deep South African gold mine

first_imgZEB1, which is claimed to be the world’s first truly mobile, hand held, rapid laser mapping system, has been put through a rigorous testing process at one of the world’s deepest gold mines. The lower levels of Anglogold Ashanti’s Mponeng mine are over 2 km below sea level. The ZEB1 was demonstrated in an up-dip stope panel and the resulting 3D model was proven to conform to existing plans of the mine workings. “Before commissioning any new equipment we always undertake rigorous testing as the environment in which we operate is so extreme; with virgin rock temperatures around 60oC and working temperatures between 30o and 35o,” commented Michael Harcombe, Senior Mine Surveyor at the mine. “At these ambient levels, sensitive equipment, such as laser scanners, often just do not work!“The results of the ZEB1 test were much better than we could possibly have expected,” he continued. “The model generated from the ZEB1 scanning was placed in the mine’s plans for a comparison with the current excavation and found to conform to the outline of the workings. We were hoping to compare the results with our existing laser scanning set up however the test area was simply too small for traditional laser scanners another significant advantage for the ZEB1.”Mponeng is located between the towns of Carletonville and Fochville on the border between Gauteng and the North West Province, southwest of Johannesburg. The operation extracts the Ventersdorp Contact Reef (VCR) at depths between 2,400 m and 3,900 m by sequential-grid mining producing more than 500,000 oz/y of gold.Developed by CSIRO and commercialised by UK-based 3D Laser Mapping, ZEB1 uses robotic technology called Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM). The system includes a lightweight laser scanner mounted on a simple spring mechanism, which continuously scans as the operator walks through the environment. As the scanner loosely oscillates about a spring it produces a rotation that converts 2D laser measurements into 3D fields of view. Its ability to self-localise makes ZEB1 ideally suited for use underground and in other covered environments where traditional solutions that use GPS don’t function well.Anglogold Ashanti already operates a traditional terrestrial laser scanner at Mponeng. The RIEGL VZ-400, purchased from 3D Laser Mapping, is used to monitor workings for signs of rock deformation; a common phenomenon at such depths. It also uses the VZ-400 to determine off-line and grade mining, cutting the need for later redevelopment and therefore reworking of areas already mined.last_img read more

NUGAS represented at the AHC conference

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram On 19 and 20 June, representatives from the National Union of Greek Australian Students (NUGAS) attended the National Conference of the Australian Hellenic Council. NUGAS were there to represent the youth of Greek Australia and to discuss the role they will play in the future. With the conference placing importance on the youth, other things discussed, addressed and presented to the Members of Parliament included: Greek migration to Australia; Greek language in Australia; the Cyprus issue; Macedonia; Parthenon Marbles; the Theological College of Halki and religious freedom in Turkey; the Christian Genocide of Anatolia; Battle of Crete; Southern Albania/Northern Epirus; and the Australian-Greek Elderly. The Council’s delegates met with several Ministers, Members of Parliament, including Tony Abbott, Federal Opposition Leader; Kate Ellis, Minister for Status of Women; Julie Bishop, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs; Anthony Albanese, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government; and Peter Garrett, Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth. Lex Georgiou, NUGAS president, was impressed with the outcomes of both the conference and visit to parliament, confirming NUGAS’ commitment to its relationship and collaboration with the Australian Hellenic Council. “NUGAS has always participated actively in Greek-Australian community affairs; this participation has also paved the way for our members to progress into the mainstream Greek Australian community organisations,” Georgiou said.last_img read more

Greece looks to scrap Greek tragedy lessons for gender studies

first_imgThe home of classical tragedy, Greece, might soon see classroom time being freed up for gender studies at the cost of Greek tragedy lessons. The plans have been proposed by the Greek Education Ministry and are currently being considered by the nation’s governing party Syriza, reports The Times of London.If the changes go ahead, texts such as Sophocles’ Antigone and historian Thucydides’ The History of the Peloponnesian War will be left aside in place of studies surrounding gender equality and sex education.The Panhellenic Association of Philologists (PEF) however isn’t happy with the prospect, issuing a statement to express its opposition to the proposal, which they believe is part of the Ministry’s continuous attempts to eliminate ancient Greek entirely from the curriculum.“This is preposterous. Not even during Greece’s gruelling years of dictatorship were the works of ancient masters like Sophocles and Thucydides excluded from high school curriculums,” Antonis Mastrapas of the National Federation of Classical Studies Professors told The Times.It is well known that classical studies have taken a blow in recent years around the globe, with other subject areas gaining momentum, and scholars are worried about the prospect of Greece going down the same road and what it will mean for the discipline.While Greek students have an advantage in studying ancient texts with their knowledge of the modern language, for others around the world it is increasingly becoming an elite area of study. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Power Of Prayer

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Emanuel Apostolic Church, ivy harvey, kingston, power of prayer 700 Tablets For Schools In Kingston And Port Royal Recommended for you Jis Receives Budgetary Allocation To Relocate Tv Department Cultural Extravagance To Mark Jamaica Day Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, March 26 (JIS): A new book highlighting the power of prayer was recently launched at the Emanuel Apostolic Church in Portmore, St. Catherine.Written by Minister of the Emanuel Apostolic Church, Ivy Marjorie Harvey, the book, titled, ‘My Catalogue of Answered Prayers’, was reviewed, designed and printed by the Research and Publications Department of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS).It has 22 testimonies outlining various situations which the author was able to overcome through prayer.The eleventh of 12 children, Mrs. Harvey said she was inspired to write the book after many of her prayers were answered. “I am a praying person and grew up in a home where my mother was a praying person and we were taught to trust God for everything. I began to see some of those prayers being answered and began jotting them down,” she told JIS News. After much prompting from her family, she began compiling the testimonies for publication. Mrs. Harvey said that most of the stories written are about situations which occurred during the 1970s when she got married and started raising her family.However, she noted that not all prayers are answered. “Sometimes it is not that the prayer is not answered, but the answer you are looking for might not be forthcoming. You learn that God answers prayers generally in three ways, He either says yes, He either says no, or He says wait,” she explained.The trained teacher turned preacher further noted that most of her prayers were fulfilled because she took action based on what the Lord instructed her to do. “So, I would have to say that the Lord gave me the answers,” she added.Mrs. Harvey, who serves as a Bible teacher, counsellor and preacher at the Emanuel Apostolic Church in Portmore, hopes that the book will inspire Jamaicans and help them to understand the power of effective prayers.“I would like persons to be inspired by my stories and to understand that God is real; He answers prayers and is concerned with everything that concerns us,” she said.Minister Harvey named her testimony, ‘Sleeping Snipers’, in the book as one of her most “profound” experiences. Other stories are: ‘Money From an Empty Bag’, ‘God’s Choice for Prime Minister’, ‘Business Class Travel’, ‘Gun in Hand’, ‘Meningitis Healed’, and ‘Angry and Dangerous’.last_img read more