Indian teams bag 3 medals in Archery World Cup

first_imgThe Indian Archery team was able to bag a few medals at theArchery World Cup in China. The Indian women’s team received a silver medalafter being defeated by the Chinese Taipei in the final bout. The men’s teamwas able to win a bronze medal. The mixed pair was also adjudged with the thirdposition and was able to secure a bronze medal.The women’s team comprised Deepika Kumari, Bombayla DeviLaishram and Laxmirani Majhi. Despite a lower rank of the final contender, theIndian women lost the game due to a few inconsistencies in the third set.The Indian men’s recurve team consisted of Jayanta Talukdar,Mangal Singh and Atanu Das. They were able to beat the ninth seed British teamby 6-0 to secure the bronze medal.The mixed pair team comprising Deepika Kumari and Atanu Daswere able to send the much hyped Koreans back to pavilion in a nail bitingfinisher which concluded at 5-4 in favour of the Indians.last_img read more

Rajasthan High Court directs RCA to hold elections

first_imgThe Rajasthan High Court today directed the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) to hold its elections this month. The court set aside the observer’s order which had called off the polls last month.As per the court order, elections are to take place within three weeks of the issue of notification. Mehmood Abdi, deputy president of the RCA, told India Today that elections will be held on May 29.The order may have come as a jolt for the Lalit Modi faction. Modi’s son, Ruchir, was planning to contest for the top post.It has been alleged that the Modi faction wanted the elections to be called off after it emerged that the opposing faction had the backing of senior Congress leader CP Joshi.Abdi said the elections will be held as per the Lodha Committee recommendations, a demand the Modi faction had been making for long.The High Court’s order came on the petition of Bhilwara District Association president Ramlal Sharma. Sharma, in his petition, had mentioned that RCA executive members and district associations were not taken into confidence before calling off the elections.last_img read more

OnePlus 5T hands-on images leaked, could launch on November 16

first_imgReports that OnePlus will soon launch a successor to the OnePlus 5 with the OnePlus 5T have been steadily growing since the past few weeks. There have been teasers and leaked images that suggest that OnePlus will bring out its very first full-screen smartphone, and after popular tipster Evan Blass confirmed the same via a source, the OnePlus 5T is now closer to reality. Recently, the phone’s specs and price was listed online and now some leaked hands-on images give us another look at what the smartphone could look like.The images popped up on Chinese social media site Weibo that reveal the alleged OnePlus 5T’s front and back. Staying true to past rumours and leaked images, the latest hands-on shots show minimal bezels on the front. The smartphone is expected to sport a 6-inch (1080×2160) display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Slimmer bezels also suggests that the OnePlus 5T will not have a home button, and the fingerprint sensor could be moved to the back, as is shown in the leaked images. The fingerprint sensor is shown to have a square shape to match the company’s logo.There have been reports that the OnePlus 5T will feature a design similar to the newly launched Oppo F5. Based on the images so far, that looks to be true as the OnePlus 5T shows a fingerprint sensor above the logo, antenna lines pushed to the edges, and a dual camera setup on the top left side, all of which will remind you of the Oppo F5.advertisementAlso Read: Oppo F5 with 6-inch bezel-less display, 20-megapixel selfie camera launchedApart from the leaked images, OnePlus founders Carl Pei and Pete Lau have been tweeting images that are suspected to have been shot on the upcoming OnePlus 5T. Pei this week also took a dig at a review of the OnePlus 5, saying that “review came in pretty late,” which suggests the company is ready to come out with the OnePlus 5T, unless we’re reading too much into it.Cool photo, must have come from a great camera ?? Carl Pei (@getpeid) October 25, 2017OnePlus 5T possible price and availabilityBased on a recent listing of the OnePlus 5T on Oppo Mart, the smartphone could come with a price tag of $549 (for 64GB), which roughly translates around Rs 35,500.  Meanwhile, the 128GB variant of the smartphone will cost around $649 (approx. Rs 42,000). The smartphone could be the company’s most expensive one yet. Considering the OnePlus 5 was launched in India starting at Rs 32,999 for the 6GB + 64GB variant, you can expect the OnePlus 5T to carry a price tag a few notches higher.Blass recently tweeted that the OnePlus 5T will be launched post November 20. However, a new screenshot of an Amazon promo shared by GizChina suggests that the phone could be unveiled at an event on November 16 and will be Amazon exclusive.OnePlus 5T features and specificationsIn terms of hardware, the OnePlus 5T will largely be similar to the OnePlus 5 and will follow this year’s high-end specifications. Here’s what we know so far:– The OnePlus 5T will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.– The smartphone will likely be offered in variants, one with 6GB RAM and 64 internal storage and the other with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.– The dual rear camera setup could be bumped up to a pair of 20-megapixel sensors, based on a recent AnTuTu benchmark listing.– OnePlus could bump up the front camera to a 20-megapixel sensor as well, up from 16-megapixel on the OnePlus 5.– The OnePlus 5T is tipped to run on Oxygen OS based on Android Oreo. Much like the OnePlus 5, the upcoming smartphone will also sport a clean UI with stock Android.last_img read more

Babis Holidis, Greek Olympic Bronze Medalist in Wrestling, Dies Aged 62

first_imgGreek Olympic medal winner Babis Holidis died aged 62, it was announced on Wednesday.Holidis, who specialized in Greco-Roman wrestling, was born in Kazakhstan in 1956. He started out in wrestling in 1968, and ended up taking part in four Olympic Games: Montreal (1976), Moscow (1980), Los Angeles (1984) and Seoul (1988). He won an Olympic bronze medal at Los Angeles and Seoul.He also coached the national men’s team from 1998 to 2000, along with Dimitris Thanopoulos and Aristides Grigorakis.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Arsenal academy graduate Marcus McGuane joins Barcelona

first_imgArsenal added: “We would like to thank Marcus for his contribution and wish him well at Barcelona.” The 18-year-old came through Arsenal’s youth ranks after joining at under-six level. The England Under-19s midfielder played twice for the first team this season in Europa League matches against Red Star Belgrade and Bate Borisov.Barcelona confirmed McGuane, who was picked among the 20 best young players at Premier League clubs by the Guardian in 2015, would initially join up with their B squad and hold an option to extend his contract, which has a buyout clause set at €25m (£22.5m).A Barcelona statement read: “McGuane’s deal will keep him at Barça for three seasons, plus two option years. The buy-out clause has been set at €25m.” news Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Arsenal FC Barcelona B (@FCBarcelonaB)📝🔵🔴 BREAKING NEWS – Agreement with @Arsenal for the transfer of Marcus McGuane. 18-year-old midfielder joins Barça B on a three-year deal with an option to two more #BarçaB #BeWelcome 30, 2018 Barcelona Share on Pinterest Transfer window Share on Facebook Reuse this content Share via Email The Arsenal academy graduate Marcus McGuane has joined Barcelona B on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee. Read more Olivier Giroud to join Chelsea and unlock Aubameyang’s Arsenal transfer Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Topicslast_img read more

New era edges closer as Spurs seek to draw a line under austerity years

first_imgShare on Messenger Topics Read more Share on Facebook For Tottenham, Arsenal have been the benchmark in business terms. When they left Highbury for the Emirates in 2006, trading a much-loved but hemmed-in 38,500-seat venue for a state-of-the-art bowl, they entered a new ballpark in every sense. Year on year, and aided by the revenue streams from regular Champions League qualification, Arsenal powered clear of Tottenham on a financial level.It has been a wonder that Tottenham have been able to lever themselves above them on the pitch – they finished clear of Arsenal in the league last season for the first time since 1995 – and compete with the rest of the so-called big six.It has been down, in large part, to the alchemy of Mauricio Pochettino who, since his arrival as manager in the summer of 2014, has spent a net £40.25m on permanent transfer deals. To reinforce the point, that it is £40.25m over eight windows. By way of comparison, Arsenal – under Arsène Wenger – have shown a net spend of £163m in the same period. Pochettino has still pieced together the most exciting Spurs team in years.Tottenham have been painfully aware of the need to construct a more robust platform upon which to challenge and they have taken their inspiration from Arsenal. To borrow the poker phrase, they have seen their oldest rival’s move and sought to raise them. When Arsenal first played Tottenham at Wembley – and hammered them 4-0 They want their new stadium to be bigger and better; they have obsessed, for example, over how to create the most immersive atmosphere. The 17,500-seat single-tier home end will be the centrepiece.Crucially, the move will enable them to bridge the gap to Arsenal in financial terms, beginning with match-day revenues. According to Deloitte’s football money league, which was published in January and analyses the 2016-17 season, Arsenal made £100m in gate receipts compared with £45.3m for Spurs.Earnings at Spurs were up by £4.5m on the previous season, however, mainly because they hosted their Champions League games at Wembley, giving them a taste of what might be to come in a big stadium.Arsenal sit sixth in Deloitte’s table with total income of £419m while Tottenham are 11th with £305.6m – the figures boosted by a huge increase of £77.8m in broadcast revenue helped by their Champions League participation, the first under Pochettino. Share on Pinterest features Read more Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal: match preview Work continuing on Tottenham’s ground. Photograph: Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images Of all the numbers that cling to Tottenham’s new stadium project – and there are many, some of them mind-boggling – there is one that screams for attention in north London. It is the projected capacity of 61,559. The final figure could change. The club continue to fine-tune the design and they have applied for permission to go higher than 62,000. But what can be said for certain is that the ground will become the second-largest on England’s club football landscape.It will be smaller than Old Trafford, which holds 75,643, but bigger than Emirates Stadium, which accommodates 59,867. That, for Tottenham, is a very big deal. Talk to anybody at the club about the new stadium, which is rising fast on the site of the old 36,284-capacity White Hart Lane, and that is the detail they invariably volunteer. It will be bigger than Arsenal’s.Tottenham have long been fixated with ruling the roost in their neighbourhood and as they approach the derby on Saturday at their temporary home of Wembley they enjoy a four-point advantage over Arsenal in the Premier League. They know that victory would not only enhance their top-four prospects but deal a serious blow to those of their rivals. There is a bigger picture.center_img Share on LinkedIn Pinterest Tottenham Hotspur Share on Twitter Facebook Share via Email Arsenal Commercially, Arsenal remain ahead, earning £117.3m to £72.1m, but Tottenham believe this is another area where the stadium will get them closer. With such a status piece, they will become more attractive to sponsors.There are many other potential uplifts. White Hart Lane was not fit for purpose in terms of corporate hospitality whereas the new stadium will push fine-dining.It will become a conference and events venue – like the Emirates – and the hotel being built as part of the development will complement that. The stadium’s multifunctionality will help, too. Thanks to the retractable pitch, it will stage NFL games and, perhaps, concerts and boxing.The bottom line for the fans is that the stadium and increased revenues will equip the club with the means to attract and keep the A-list names. The theory is that players such as Harry Kane will get the salaries to convince them Tottenham ought to be their destination club rather than a stepping stone.Pochettino is excited. Like everybody, he knows that the clubs with the biggest stadiums and highest turnovers win almost all of the prizes. “When we finish the new stadium and settle there, it would be the time to say: ‘Now, we will win the title,’” he said in December.Will it work like that? Is it in the nature of the chairman, Daniel Levy, to loosen the purse strings? Tottenham will have banks debts of £400m to repay over a five-year period and they have pledged to find the rest of the required £850m themselves. Last May, the club announced they had spent more than £340m on the project, which included £100m from the banks.It was certainly interesting to hear Wenger say in January that Arsenal still had “financial restrictions from the banks” relating to the £390m Emirates build. One of the problems for them – and everyone else – is that they cannot compete on a financial level with the Manchester clubs.In many respects, Tottenham are living an austerity period under Pochettino. The new stadium opens next season and if and when the shackles come off, the possibilities are tantalising. Twitter Share on WhatsApp Reuse this contentlast_img read more

UEFA Champions League: Manchester United complete stunning comeback to shatter PSG

first_img Next UEFA Champions League: Manchester United complete stunning comeback to shatter PSGRomelu Lukaku scored a brace as Marcus Rashford converted a VAR-penalty to give Manchester United a 3-1 away victory over Paris Saint-Germain. The English club qualified for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League on away goalsadvertisement Reuters ParisMarch 7, 2019UPDATED: March 7, 2019 08:35 IST Marcus Rashford scored from the penalty spot to help Manchester United beat PSG 3-1 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManchester United won 3-1 away against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions LeagueRomelu Lukaku scored a brace as Marcus Rashford converted a VAR-penaltyThe English club qualified for the quarter-finals on away goals ruleManchester United pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history as Marcus Rashford’s last-gasp VAR penalty sealed a 3-1 win at Paris St Germain on Wednesday and sent the English side into the quarter-finals on away goals.Never in 106 attempts in Europe’s premium club competition had a team progressed in a knockout tie after a 2-0 home defeat, but Rashford’s stoppage-time penalty – the first he had taken for the club – put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side through in the most dramatic fashion as the tie finished level at 3-3.The result came 20 years after Solskjaer wrote his name into the club’s folklore by scoring the injury-time winner in the final victory over Bayern Munich to complete the treble of Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup.Now back as caretaker manager after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho, the Norwegian has overseen a remarkable turnaround as United have won 14 of 17 games in all competitions and hauled themselves back into the top-four battle in the Premier League.Progress in Europe looked a step too far, though, after United were outplayed by PSG at Old Trafford and arrived in Paris short of a host of key players through suspension and injury.However, with Alex Ferguson watching proudly from the stands, Solksjaer’s team achieved what no other has managed in the competition – as well as making himself the shortest of odds to fill the biggest seat in English football on a permanent basis at the end of the season.advertisement”It’s this club. It’s what we do, that’s Man United, that’s the Champions League, it’s what it does.”” said Solskjaer, who was managing Norwegian club Molde before getting the call to replace Mourinho in December.”It’s a typical Manchester United night. We had a game plan and the belief in the boys was what we hoped for. Everyone shares a huge pride. The players were focussed, they listened to all the instructions and they knew that we had to defend well. There was a lot of quality.”While United march on, PSG are left to wonder how, yet again, they have failed in Europe despite spending millions to put together a team that crushes all domestic opposition.They had lost only two of their last 50 European games at the Parc des Princes but have still yet to reach even the semi-finals of the Champions League.”The plan was to get the first goal, be in the game with 10 minutes to go,” Solskjaer said and he could not have scripted it any better as Romelu Lukaku intercepted a weak back pass from Thilo Kehrer, rounded Gianluigi Buffon and slid the ball into the empty net after two minutes.Time to hear from @MarcusRashford on THAT penalty… #MUFC United (@ManUtd) March 7, 2019NO SURPRISEPSG dominated possession, though, and with United’s defence all over the place, it was no surprise when Juan Bernat knocked in Kylian Mbappe’s cross to level after 12 minutes.The hosts continued to control the game but United took the advantage again with their next chance when Buffon failed to deal with a fierce, low Rashford shot and Lukaku poked home the rebound late in the first half.PSG, with injured Brazil striker Neymar watching from the stands, had all the ball in the second half without ever looking very threatening and seemingly settling for their 3-2 aggregate lead, while United were disciplined and tireless in defence.The visitors started to press forward in the final 10 minutes, with little joy, until Diogo Dalot fired in a speculative long-range shot that was blocked by the leaping Presnel Kimpembe.Nobody except Dalot seemed to notice the handball but the referee called for a review and pictures showed that the ball hit the back of Kimpembe’s arm as he jumped.Alter a lengthy wait, the penalty was awarded.”To be a part of those celebrations is fantastic.”Here’s a word from Ole #MUFC United (@ManUtd) March 6, 2019England striker Rashford, who had never taken a penalty in a competitive game for United, kept his nerve during the long delay to smash it past Buffon.PSG desperately pushed for the goal that would have sent them through in a further four minutes of play but United held firm and celebrated wildly with their fans when the whistle sounded.In contrast, the stunned home players sunk to the ground in disbelief at a near-silent stadium.”It is very hard to lose, very hard to accept,” said PSG coach Thomas Tuchel, the latest to fail to deliver the European glory the club’s Qatari owners have invested so much to achieve.advertisement”If you lose a game like this it’s horrible and cruel because we did not deserve to go out after those 180 minutes.”Also Read | Real Kashmir FC insist on playing rematch against Minerva Punjab in SrinagarAlso Read | Changes in football rules: No time wasting during substitution, handball to be punishedFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? 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Cape Breton Organizations Receive Funding from Department

first_imgWhat do a theatre, drum festival and motorcycle rally have in common? They all bring people from near and far to celebrate uniquely Nova Scotia experiences and they all got a boost from the province today, Nov. 14. Recently appointed Tourism, Culture and Heritage Minister Bill Dooks announced more than $50,000 in funding for the Savoy Theatre, Cape Breton International Drum Festival and 2008 Atlantic Harley Owners Group Rally during visits to Glace Bay and Sydney today. “Culture and tourism play significant roles in the well being of our communities,” said Mr. Dooks. “Today’s investments will help to strengthen the quality of life in our communities for residents and tourists alike.” The Savoy Theatre has hosted an array of cultural performances for more than 80 years. Built in 1920, it is an important feature of the cultural landscape in Glace Bay and its longevity is a testament of its importance to the people of the area. The theatre is about to launch a fund-raising effort to ensure its long-term sustainability. A $25,000 investment from the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage will give it a leg-up for the campaign launch. The Cape Breton International Drum Festival will take place in Sydney on April 26-27. It includes cultural and rhythmic performances by some of the best drummers in the world, as well as workshops, networking opportunities and jam sessions. A $10,000 investment will help market the event through a new website, radio, television and print advertising in Atlantic Canada and a special advertising feature in the New York Times, one of Nova Scotia’s target gateway markets. The 2008 Atlantic Harley Owners Group Rally will be hosted by Sydney, with events around the island, July 16-19. The rally will give motorcycle enthusiasts a chance to visit new locations and experience local culture. The province’s $20,000 investment will help market the event through print advertising in Atlantic Canada and a consumer trade show in Moncton. In addition, Biker TV, which broadcasts in New England markets, will promote the event for six weeks.last_img read more

Museum Welcomes Animals of the Rainforest

first_imgThe Museum of Natural History is welcoming some of the world’s most exotic animals. The museum is hosting the Life Under the Canopy – Animals of the Rainforest exhibit from Friday, Jan. 27 to April 22. Organized by Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo in Ottawa, the exhibit will make its national touring debut in Halifax. “We’re pleased to have Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo back at the museum,” said David Wilson, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “We received very positive feedback from our visitors during Little Ray’s last exhibit, Venom, in 2010.” “This beautiful exhibit will have 10 live animal habitats displaying a variety of animals that live in the rainforest including tarantulas, snakes, tortoises, amphibians and common marmoset monkeys, one of the world’s smallest primates,” said Paul Goulet, owner of Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo. Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo staff will lead educational programs and daily interactive sessions with the animals. The museum will also offer interpretive programs on weekdays and weekends. Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo follows the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums guidelines for animal care and public safety. For more information on the exhibit go to or call 902-424-7353.last_img read more

Syria at peace talks says ceasefire depends on Turkey

first_imgNur-Sultan (Kazakhstan): Syria’s representative at peace talks in Kazakhstan on Friday said the success of a ceasefire in the northwestern region of Idlib would depend on Turkey disarming rebels of heavy weapons and implementing a buffer zone. Syrian negotiator Bashar Jaafari attacked the Turkish military presence in the northwest of the country and called Syria’s ceasefire statement on Thursday “a test of Turkey’s intentions”. The comments came during the second day of talks brokered by Syria’s allies Russia and Iran, along with rebel-backer Turkey. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USJaafari also called on the guarantors of the talks to assume “their responsiblities by putting pressure on Turkey” to fulfil the conditions of an accord struck last year. “The ceasefire agreement is conditioned on Turkey upholding the Astana and Sochi agreements by disarming terrorists of heavy and medium weapons,” Jaafari said. Jaafari accused the militant groups of shelling areas under regime control in northwest Syria “from areas Turkey controls in Idlib.” Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”Even though we are patient, this time our patience will be limited. We will not be waiting endlessly for Turkey to fulfil its commitments,” he said. Syria’s state news agency SANA reported Thursday that the government had agreed to a truce in Idlib on condition a Turkish-Russian buffer-zone deal is implemented. It cited a military source who announced the regime’s “approval for a ceasefire in the de-escalation zone in Idlib starting from tonight” on the condition that jihadists and rebels withdraw forces and weaponry from a buffer zone as per a September accord. Moscow welcomed the statement. Idlib is the last major jihadist-run bastion in Syria after eight years of brutal conflict. Idlib and parts of the neighbouring provinces of Aleppo, Hama and Latakia are under the control of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a jihadist group led by Syria’s former Al-Qaeda affiliate. The region is supposed to be protected from a massive government offensive by a September buffer zone deal, but it has come under increasing bombardment by the regime and its Russian ally over the past three months. A joint statement on the talks in Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan released by Russia, Iran and Turkey showed little progress towards ending Syria’s conflict.last_img read more

Canada marks Remembrance Day 100 years since end of First World War

first_imgOTTAWA – Crowds of people have filled the square at Halifax’s Grand Parade to mark 100 years since the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War.As the clock struck 11 a.m., the gun on nearby Citadel Hill fired the first of 22 shots.The somber crowd stood in near-silence as it reflected on the battles that ended a century ago, and those that have come since.The Halifax gathering is one of many across the country, including the national ceremony in Ottawa which will be attended by Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan in place of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.#CFBHalifax Base Commander Capt(N) Mazur and Base Chief CPO1 Gregory attend a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Korean War Memorial in Clayton Park on November 11. #RememberThem #CanadaRemembers— CFB Halifax (@CFBHalifax) November 11, 2018Trudeau was away in Paris, but his wife, Sophie, attended. This year has special significance, marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Head Chaplain of the Armed Forces, Major General Guy Chapdelaine, marked the occasion.“On the centennial of the signing of the armistice, we honour those whose names we know and those whose names are known to God alone,” Chapdelaine saidGovernor General Julie Payette will attend the national ceremony alongside Sajjan, after returning from Belgium where she attended additional commemorative events.I was honoured to represent the Government of Canada during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the War Memorial today. A fitting tribute to the thousands who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. #CanadaRemembers— Harjit Sajjan (@HarjitSajjan) November 11, 2018Hundreds of people assembled at the national war memorial in the capital today in sunshine, but chilly temperatures, to honour Canada’s war dead and veterans.Canada’s top soldier, General Jonathan Vance says this Remembrance Day is an opportunity to remind people of the sacrifices of service people, past and present.“The war to end all wars didn’t, and conflict continues to this day and we stand as an armed forces ready to do what we have to do for the country,” the general said.An honour to attend the National Remembrance Day Ceremony today at the Cenotaph and lay a wreath on behalf of the City of Ottawa— Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa) November 11, 2018They paused at 11 a.m. to reflect on the sacrifices of Canadian men and women who have given their lives in conflicts around the world.The ceremony includes a 21-gun salute as well as a flyover of five C-F-18 Hornet aircraft from Cold Lake, Alberta, flying in a “missing man” formation.Five CF-18 Hornets flew a missing man formation past the National Remembrance Day Ceremony. #Ottawa #RemembranceDay2018 #RemembranceDay— RoyalCanadianLegion (@RoyalCdnLegion) November 11, 2018It’s one of dozens of ceremonies being held across the country.last_img read more

Early Years Health RoundUp at Totem Mall

first_img Dental Checks Hearing Information Vision Information Early Literacy Activities Infant Development Information Resource and Community Information Development Questionaire Childcare InformationThe goal of the event is to help provide;-Increase universal screening options for 0-5-year-olds-Connect parents with existing community resources-Raise awareness about the importance of the early yearsThis FREE event will have face painting, prizes galore and answers to your questions.For more information check out or call 250.785.5701To view the FB Event Page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Early Years Health Round-Up is on Wednesday, March 13th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Totem Mall for the free event for children aged 0-5 years.The Family Friendly Coalition, Children First and Success by 6 are coming together to help parents connect directly with local community experts. With interactive booths set up, parents can learn about their children’s development progress.Things parents will be able to learn about include;last_img read more

Ramadan Around the World Longest and Shortest Fasting Hours

By Rania TaziRabat – Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, consists of fasting from dawn to sunset. For any healthy Muslim who is not pregnant or travelling, observing the month of Ramadan is mandatory. The holy month of fasting, prayer and spiritual purification is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar.The duration of the daily fast depends on the amount of hours between sunrise and sunset, which is affected by which season Ramadan falls on. During summer months, those observing the month of Ramadan have to fast longer hours due to the longer days, which vary in length depending on the country they live in. In addition to the longer summer days, Muslims living in arid desert climates experience blazing temperatures. EuropeThis year, Nordic countries will have the longest fasting days;  Denmark will have 21 hours of fasting, and Sweden, Iceland and Norway  20 hours of fasting.Muslims in the Netherlands and Belgium will fast for 18 hours, while those observing Ramadan in Spain and Germany will fast for 16 hours..Middle East and North AfricaThe Middle East and North Africa region will experience fasting hours slightly shorter than those in Europe. Fasting will occur for 14 hours in Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Algeria, Morocco, Libya and Sudan and for 15 hours in the U.A.E and Saudi ArabiaAsia and AustraliaIn Asia, most Muslims will fast for 14-16 hours. Pakistan and Bangladesh will fast for 15 hours, while India will fast for 14.Australia’s period of fasting is only shorter side, lasting 11 hours.North/South America Muslims in the United States and Canada will fast for 16 to 19 hours, depending on the exact location. Muslims in Brazil will fast for 11 hours, and those in  Argentina will fast for nine hours and thirty minutes, the shortest fasting time this Ramadan. read more

Newly released documents detail EPAs concerns over PolyMet

MINNEAPOLIS — Environmental Protection Agency documents show that its staffers were critical of how Minnesota regulators drafted a key permit for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine. And they show the officials concluded the permit would violate federal law because it lacked specific water pollution limits.The EPA released the documents after a court challenge by WaterLegacy and other groups.WaterLegacy attorney Paula Maccabee says that while the EPA had serious concerns, they weren’t reflected in PolyMet’s final permit, which did not set limits for specific pollutants.EPA staffers read one document over the phone to staff at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency last year but never filed formal written comments expressing concerns.The Minnesota agency said it was preparing a statement. EPA officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press read more

Top UN envoy cautiously optimistic on upcoming Afghan polls

14 September 2010Afghanistan’s upcoming parliamentary polls will be “far from” perfect, but they should be much less marred by fraud than last year’s presidential elections, the top United Nations envoy to the country said today. Due to the efforts of the Afghan authorities and the Independent Election Commission (IEC), “we feel they are going to be much better than the previous ones,” Staffan de Mistura, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative, told journalists today in Kabul, ahead of the 18 September polls.He said that it is “almost a miracle” that elections are going to be held so soon after last year’s presidential elections, eventually won by incumbent President Hamid Karzai, were dogged by widespread fraud.“Just the fact that these elections take place and so many candidates are exposing their own faces, their own names, and their own campaigns, and hopefully many Afghans will go and vote for them, is something that Afghanistan should be proud of,” Mr. de Mistura stressed.He cited several reasons why he believes the upcoming polls will be better than last years.For starters, Mr. de Mistura noted, it has been recognized – both inside Afghanistan, internationally – that the chair and members of the IEC are trustworthy.The Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC), he said, has been “renewed” with a new chair and two international members.Additionally, additional security arrangements have been made to ensure the integrity of elections materials – such as ballots, tamper-proof bags and ink – the envoy pointed out.Addressing the same press conference, Fazal Ahmad Manawi, chair of the IEC, told journalists that the ink to be used in upcoming elections is 25 per cent silver nitrate, the compound that stains the skin, compared to between 10 and 18 per cent in ink used for elections around the world.“If our polling staff applies [it] properly, no one will be able to vote more than once,” he said.Mr. de Mistura today also said that 6,000 staff from previous polls have been removed, with field officers having been reshuffled to ensure that “there are no excessive loyalties.” Nearly 300,000 party agents and other observers will be taking part in the polls, further preventing the possibility of large-scale fraud.He refuted media claims that fake voting cards were the largest source of fraud in the previous election. Rather, he said, it was the fact that polling centre locations were not revealed until two days before the elections that was the main reason for irregularities.To avoid a similar situation, the polling centre list was distributed on 18 August – one month before the parliamentary polls.All of these actions, the official said, will help Afghans “do what they feel they have the right to do: vote in order to push for democracy.” read more

Caterpillar boosts 2012 outlook after 2Q profit surges 67 pct on equipment

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Josh Funk, The Associated Press Posted Jul 25, 2012 11:50 am MDT Caterpillar’s second-quarter profit soared 67 per cent because of growing demand for its construction and mining equipment, and the company boosted its outlook for the year.Shares jumped more than 4 per cent before giving up some ground to trade at US$83.01 in morning trading — a gain of $1.58 or about 2 per cent.Caterpillar is the world’s largest maker of construction and mining equipment, and its results are watched closely because they are considered an indicator of industrial activity and the health of the overall economy. CEO Doug Oberhelman said Caterpillar is prepared to cut costs if the economy does weaken significantly, but he remains cautiously optimistic, despite widespread fears of a slowing global economy.“The good news is, this doesn’t feel like 2008. Interest rates are low, central banks are prepared to inject more liquidity if needed, and housing is coming off lows, not a peak, and seems to be improving,” Oberhelman said Wednesday.Most countries are already taking the actions needed to stimulate economic growth in the future, Oberhelman said. For example, the monetary moves China is making will likely help economic growth there later this year and next year.The Peoria, Illinois, company reported $1.7 billion in net income, or $2.54 per share, from April through June. That’s up from $1.02 billion, or $1.52 per share, a year ago. Revenue increased 22 per cent to $17.37 billion from last year’s $14.23 billion.Analysts surveyed by FactSet expected Caterpillar to report earnings per share of $2.28 on $17 billion in revenue.Caterpillar now expects earnings per share of $9.60 in 2012. That’s up from a prediction in April of $9.50 and tops analysts’ expectation of $9.54.But the company tightened its revenue forecast for the year to between $68 billion and $70 billion from a previous prediction of between $68 billion and $72 billion. Analysts expect $69.44 billion.Credit Suisse analyst Jamie Cook said Caterpillar delivered a phenomenal quarter. She is looking for more from executives as to what they expect for the rest of the year.Caterpillar’s higher quarterly sales volume and prices provided a $2 billion boost, with sales rising in every region worldwide. Last year’s acquisitions of mining equipment maker Bucyrus International and engine maker MWM Holding GmbH also provided a $1.37 billion boost to sales during the quarter.The biggest sales improvement came in North America, where sales grew 31 per cent as construction firms upgraded their aging fleets even though construction activity remained slow. Sales in Asia grew 25 per cent because increases in Australia and other countries offset a decline in China.Caterpillar said controlling costs also helped boost profits in the quarter. The company’s costs increased about 17 per cent to $14.8 billion while revenue grew 22 per cent.Through the first half of 2012, Caterpillar Inc. reported $3.3 billion net income, or $4.90 per share, on revenue of $33.4 billion. That’s 47 per cent higher than last year’s $2.2 billion net income, or $3.36 per share, on $27.2 billion revenue. Caterpillar boosts 2012 outlook after 2Q profit surges 67 pct on equipment demand, shares rise read more

Donna Karan will step down from daily responsibilities as chief designer of

FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo, designer Donna Karan makes an appearance on the runway at the conclusion of the presentation of the Donna Karan New York Fall 2015 collection in New York. Karan will step down from daily duties as chief designer of her namesake company to devote more time to her foundation. She’ll remain a close advisor, according to a company statement released Tuesday, June 30. Karan, 66, co-founded the company with her late husband, Stephen Weiss, and Takiyho Inc. in 1984. It went public in 1996 and in 2001, LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton invested and helped grow it into Donna Karan International. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Donna Karan will step down from daily duties as chief designer at her namesake company, Donna Karan International, to devote more time to her philanthropic foundation.She’ll remain a close adviser, according to a company statement released Tuesday.Karan, 66, co-founded the company in 1984. It went public in 1996. And in 2001, LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton invested and helped grow it globally. It now sells apparel, sportswear, accessories and shoes under the Donna Karan New York and DKNY brands.The company said it will not immediately seek to replace Karan as designer, suspending runway shows and collections for a “period of time.”Karan, known for helping women streamline their look through basic pieces, expressed gratitude and “my deepest feelings” to colleagues.“Donna Karan New York is a part of me, past, present and future,” she said in the statement. “It has been an honour to speak woman to woman about seven easy pieces that forever changed the way women dress.”Reaction was swift as insiders lauded Karan as a visionary, with the Council of Fashion Designers of America tweeting: “The end of an era! Donna Karan departs DKI.”Karan said she made the decision after much “soul-searching,” adding: “I have arrived at a point in my life where I need to spend more time to pursue my Urban Zen commitment to its fullest potential.”She was referring to Urban Zen Company and Foundation, a philanthropy that works around the world on health care and education. Urban Zen sells luxury goods in partnership with artisans, with proceeds benefiting projects.Pierre-Yves Roussel, chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, called it a privilege to collaborate with Karan and said LVMH was committed to “staying true to the spirit and value Donna has championed” for more than three decades.Early on, Karan’s seven easy pieces provided a modern system for women with the goal of simplifying their wardrobes without sacrificing elegance or sensuality. With a younger, urban customer in mind, she added DKNY five years after starting the company.Among numerous accolades, the CFDA has honoured her with its lifetime achievement award. Former President Bill Clinton presented her the Clinton Global Citizen Award. Donna Karan will step down from daily responsibilities as chief designer of her company by Leanne Italie, The Associated Press Posted Jun 30, 2015 5:17 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 8:08 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

In special address Chiles President spotlights efficacy of UN Human Rights Council

“I raise my voice in support of the efficacy of the United Nations and the Human Rights Council,” said Michelle Bachelet, stressing the need for the UN to increase a regular budget allocation to the human rights agenda from the current three per cent. “In my opinion, it is important to preserve the essence of the Council and to prevent it from being used for alternative purposes by any one State. We are all responsible for ensuring that the international system works as it is supposed to,” she said. “One fundamental element is the principle of adherence to international law, which includes respect for treaties and preventing the misuse of mechanisms or institutions designed to resolve differences,” she added. Chile has resisted dictatorship and has taken charge of the burdensome legacy of brutal human rights violations, she said. Among other things, Chile has made a commitment to head an initiative against torture to prevent this crime from occurring and promote ratification of international instruments related to the issue, said Ms. Bachelet. VIDEO: Human rights: the pillar that sustains core purpose of the UN says President of Chile. Credit: UN News After having received numerous recommendations, Chile in November 2016 modified the Penal Code that defined the crime of torture according to three categories: physical, psychological and sexual violence. The Government is also working on efforts to present a bill that would create a national preventative mechanism against torture within the national human rights institution. In his video message, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said that Chile has long been a strong human rights advocate at the international stage. Chile has made great strides since the end of the dictatorship, but too many families still do not know the truth about what happened to their loved ones. The right to truth for victims of gross human rights violations is inalienable. Any potential measure of pardon or early release for perpetrators must be carefully considered in light of human rights law, he said. read more

Touchscreen keylogger created using accelerometer movement during typing

first_imgSoftware security vendors are in a never-ending cat and mouse game trying to stay one step ahead of the hackers with the protection they offer. For mobile platforms, security is still a relatively new idea in terms of using a software suite to protect your data, but there’s already new challenges appearing that may warrant their use. Not only does security on a mobile device have to take into account the software and OS being used, but the hardware features included with smartphones and tablets may also present a threat.Hao Chen, Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, has discovered that the accelerometer and gyroscope that now come as standard on many phones and tablets is a security weak point. Why? Because the movement of a device while typing on a touchscreen can be translated into which keys are being pressed with a high degree of accuracy. In other words, the accelerometer and gyroscope can be taken advantage of as a form of keylogger.Chen’s initial experiments created a keylogger called TouchLogger that used a HTC Evo 4G running Android and a numbers-only touchscreen keyboard layout. He discovered that the shift (striking force of finger tap and supporting hand resistance) and rotation (landing location of finger and supporting hand location) of a device can be tracked by logging the movement of the smartphone in the x and y-axis. In total, 449 keystrokes were logged of which 321 were guessed correctly. Although not perfect, that’s still 71.5% accuracy on a first test. That is sure to improve with more development time.The experiment has pointed to a lack of security on mobile devices that have either or both an accelerometer and gyroscope. In fact, the W3C supports access to such movement information using the DeviceOrientation Event Specification in JavaScript on both Android and iOS platforms.Chen’s future work will involve using a full keyboard layout on smartphones rather than just numbers, as well as also trying the system on tablets. For now, it’s clear that some form of secure access to accelerometer and gyroscope data needs to be considered on all platforms to ensure mobile keyloggers cannot be uploaded to an unprotected mobile device.You can watch Chen’s talk about the TouchLogger experiment below. It was presented during the HotSec ’11 conference held in San Francisco last month:via The H Securitylast_img read more

Android 30 arrive en octobre et menace liPhone

first_imgAndroid 3.0 arrive en octobre et menace l’iPhoneÉtats-Unis – Android 3.0 sera commercialisé dans deux mois et peut faire trembler Apple. Les “Googlephones” sont plus présents sur les marchés américains que les iPhone ou les Blackberry.Android 3.0, surnommé “Gingerbread” sera commercialisé en octobre et, avec lui, arrivent de nouvelles fonctions. Google en profiterait pour lancer son application Music, un concurrent féroce pour iTunes. Pour en bénéficier, il faut que les smartphones soient dotés au minimum d’un processeur de 1 GHz, de 512 Mo de RAM et d’un affichage 3,5 pouces. Les “Googlephones” ont le vent en poupe sur le marché américain, puisque 200.000 terminaux tournant sous Android seraient vendus chaque jour dans le monde. A ce rythme là, en 2012, ils seront plus répandus que les iPhones d’Apple.Le 11 août 2010 à 12:40 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more