Kolkata, Feb 18 (PTI) The city of Kolkata will turn into the headquarters of FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 as well as the main broadcasting centre to cater stories of the entire tournament to 209 countries, FIFA Head of Events Jaime Yarza said here today.After meeting the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat Nabanna, Yarza told reporters that they were happy with the venues and other infrastructure in the city to conduct the tournament successfully.Expressing satisfaction over the work done at the Yuva Bharati Krirangan, Yarza said that the venue would turn into a top venue of the U-17 World Cup.”The Yuva Bharati Krirangan will host the final match of the tournament. We are also trying to arrange the opening match of the tournament at the same venue,” Yarza said.A five-member FIFA delegation led by Yarza and member of local delegation and Tournament Director Javier Ceppi, accompanied by the West Bengal Sports Minister Aroop Biswas, called on the chief minister Mamata Banerjee and briefed her about their experience on inspection of the venues here.”The stadium will be ready by October, when we will come back to see the final arrangement,” Yarza said.A ten-member FIFA delegation earlier inspected the Yuva Bharati Krirangan at Salt Lake to review the planning and work done there. A nine-member local delegation accompanied the FIFA delegation during their inspection of the venues here. PTI AKB CR BS BS
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Hero MotoCorp forays into motorcycle rally racing
New Delhi, May 11 (PTI) Countrys largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp today forayed into motorcycle rally racing by forming a strategic partnership with German off-road racing specialist Speedbrain.The newly formed Hero MotoSports Team Rally will make its debut at the Merzouga Rally in Morocco later this month, a Dakar series race, Hero MotoCorp said in a statement.”In the recent past, we have rapidly expanded our global footprint and also made significant investments in enhancing our R&D capabilities. Motorsport is a natural progression for us, as it will allow us to bring value-added products with top-of-the-line technology for our millions of customers,” Hero MotoCorp Chairman, MD and CEO Pawan Munjal said.This initiative is also reflective of the companys consistent support to sports and sportspersons, he added.The Hero MotoSports Team Rally will be riding on the upgraded version of the successful Speedbrain 450 rally bike. The Merzouga Rally will be held from May 21 to May 27.The team will also participate in international rallies across the globe, leading up to the Dakar rally 2017. The company has roped in riders CS Santosh and Joaquim Rodrigues.The team will be under the direct supervision of Markus Braunsperger, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Hero MotoCorp and will work in close collaboration with his team at the Hero Centre of Innovation and Technology.The team will also assist in development and testing of new Hero vehicles concepts, using the data collected from the races.”After several successful years in the rally raid sport, collecting tons of experience and creating a very specialised, motivated and loyal race team and the conceptual skills on how to build an efficient and competitive bike, we are more than happy to form a new, strategic partnership with Hero MotoCorp, to realise our common vision for the future,” Speedbrain GmbH Managing Director Wolfgang Fischer said. PTI MSS SRK ABKadvertisement
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz SEGGER: new microcontroller-based dual USB platform
SEGGER introduces emPower-USB-Host, a compact low-cost development board. With two USB host ports, many applications using USB peripherals can be realized with little effort.Precompiled applications for barcode and smartcard readers, as well as POS displays, LTE sticks, and USB to LAN adapters are available for download, including complete projects for Embedded Studio with source code of these applications. The applications are using SEGGER’s emUSB-Host software API, which makes accessing the different types of USB devices easy.emPower-USB-Host uses the emLoad bootloader, pre-loaded into the flash of the MCU, to easily change applications in seconds using a USB flash drive. Development of custom applications is also supported. The board has a debug connector, providing full access to the NXP LPC54605J512 MCU with its Cortex-M4 core. Schematics and PCB layout of the board are available under a Creative Commons license. This way, the hardware can be used as a blueprint for custom devices using two USB host ports.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Tearing down a semi-autonomous motorcar for disabled driversNext Würth: small 1:N transformer, robust and versatile in use
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Looking for universities abroad? Check out these 10 top colleges
How would you like to sit beside a river, studying on a bright sunny day listening to birds chirping ? If given a chance, we would all love to study at a college like this where we can spend hours together exploring the beautiful campus, bunk classes, gossip in the most isolated place at the campus which might have not been discovered even by the college authorities.Studying in a campus with a beautiful environment is a blessing in disguise for all those who wish to study abroad. You don’t need an expensive destination to visit in the summer vacations, all you need is to spend time exploring these campuses listed below.Apart from the beauty of campus, the overall education imparted in college matters a lot.Taking into account a list of top colleges released by the ‘U.S. News & World Report’, here is a list of top universities to study in:1. Wake Forest UniversityThe Wake Forest University is consistently ranked among the top 25 universities for 20 consecutive years. Built in 1971, the campus is also the site of the infamous “Rolling the Quad”– a sports tradition carried out after a big victory in football and basketball.The Wake Forest University takes pride by boosting the T.K. Hearn Plaza (the Quad) which is the most happening hub for students.The university runs over 400 study abroad programs and has been in the top ranking list released by The Economist, Business Week, Forbes, among others.Image source: University official websiteadvertisement2. Washington and Lee UniversityFounded in 1749, the Washington and Lee University is ranked at 14 in the 2016 edition of the ‘Best Colleges in National Liberal Arts Colleges’. The college has more than 120 student organisations with numerous secret societies.This college bears over 51 percent students taking admission from across the world. The recommended programmes to study here are Advanced Studies in England and Budapest Semester in Mathematics.Image source: Wikipedia3. Hamilton CollegeThe Hamilton college, which is one of the premier colleges in the US, ranks at 14 in the top liberal arts schools list. The college conducts programmes in Spain, France and China, which are approved by 46 countries.Also, the university has 180 approved courses running successfully in institutes across the world, such as in the New York State Independent College Consortium for Study in India (NYSICCSI) which is a one-semester academic programme that offers studies in historical and contemporary India.Image source: University official website 4. Trinity College , USThis leading private institute was founded on 1823 and ranks 43 in the liberal arts college rankings for mainly its design, engineering and science programmes.Due to its location, students can get a chance to even attend concerts at the Comcast and Webster theaters. The college gives the opportunity to choose from more than 100 clubs and organisations .Image source: Media Cache 5. University of ColoradoThe University of Colorado, Boulder is a public college which laid its foundation in 1876. According to the recent data, the college has a total undergraduate enrollment of 26,426.The top ranked course that is successfully run by the institute is the Engineering – Civil and Structural course, which is ranked at 20 among other institutes.The building houses most performing arts programmes for the university and was fashioned in a neo-gothic architectural style.Image source: Wikimedia 6. Loyola University, MarylandThis Jesuit university is a regional university, established in 1852, has over 60 percent foreign students enrolled in different courses offered by the university. The university is currently ranked 3rd in the list of best liberal arts colleges.Apart from studies, the school pastime and fitness programmes in the state-of-the-art Fitness and Aquatics Center gives the facility of pool, sauna, hot tub, and racquetball and squash courts, among others.Image source: Forbes official website 7. Middlebury CollegeThe Middlebury College is a private liberal arts college located in Middlebury, Vermont and was founded in 1800.The college offers around 44 programmes in various disciplines like arts, humanities, literature, foreign languages, social sciences, and natural sciences.This 4th ranked university believes that “a student’s study abroad experience should be an integral and coherent part of his or her academic program at Middlebury.”Image source: University official website 8. Skidmore College, New YorkThe Skidmore College was founded on 1903. This private institution has a total of 2,632 undergraduate enrollment from 45 states and 60 countries. The college has over 235 dedicated teacher/ scholars and offers around 50 major in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.Also, the university offers career related courses, such as in business, education, exercise science, and social work.Image source: Irenasendler organisation website 9. Soka University of AmericaadvertisementThe Soka University of America, established in 1987 is a non-profit, private, co-educational institution of higher education that is located in California. The college offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in liberal arts and a Master of Art (MA) programme in Educational Leadership and Societal Change.Students from more than 30 countries take up admission in this college that constitutes nearly half of the undergraduate population at the campus. Moreover, notable Soka graduates include Tahereh Mafi, author of the New York Times best-selling book ‘Shatter Me’.Image source: University official website10. Goucher CollegeRanked among the top ten innovative colleges in the US, Goucher also became the first college in the nation to implement an undergraduate study abroad requirement.This private university was founded in 1855 and since then, the college is redefining the meaning of a liberal arts education and preparing its graduates for jobs of the future.Image source: University official website
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Watch Guide: Week 8
We all might have a severe disdain for 11 a.m. football games, but hey, at least we have a watch guide to get us through them. This week’s slate is not necessarily loaded, but there are some good Big 12 games.TCU at West Virginia. OU at Texas Tech looking for its first 4-0 Big 12 start since 2004 (!) We also get Alabama favored by nearly three touchdowns over the No. 6 team in the country. Parity!Thanks as always to Ryan Hartwig for his work.Weekend Watch Guide: Week 8If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Atlético Madrid’s Ángela Sosa ends Manchester City’s European hopes
Spanish club strike signposts huge attitude change by female footballers news Topics Facebook Read more Twitter For City, twice semi-finalists, this was hard to take and there were tears at the final whistle. “This will hurt,” the manager, Nick Cushing, said. “We’re in a difficult period but we were knocked out a round earlier last year and won two trophies. We haven’t lost three in a row since 2015 but we just need to make sure we keep believing and we will be fine.”For Atlético, it was historic. They have never been this far in the competition. Their manager, Pablo López, who injured himself jumping about in the tension of the final minutes, said: “It’s amazing, seeing them in the dressing room singing, jumping, dancing. All I can say is thanks for having taken this historic step. I am immensely happy. It’s wonderful to see how happy they are.”City had needed a goal from the start but did not get it until the 88th minute, their first goal in three matches. By then Atlético had two and City could not add to theirs – although for a few, heart-stopping moments it seemed they might. Ellen White was sent through on the left only for her shot to drift wide of the far post for the first chance early on and, soon after, Jill Scott’s effort was blocked. But if that appeared to be a warning, urgency only arrived when the situation became critical and by then it was too late. Cushing said he felt his side had dominated but admitted they could not create meaningful chances and lamented bad luck. “It happens in football,” he said.Atlético, by contrast, did threaten. A lovely touch from Ludmila da Silva, flicking inside for Sosa, saw her set Toni Duggan away. Shifting the ball on to her right foot, heading horizontally into the area, Duggan was preparing to shoot when the door was closed. From a Sosa corner Ludmila’s header was scrambled away for another one, from which Aïssatou Tounkara could not keep her attempt down.Then the goal came, five minutes before the break. Sosa found a way out of a crowd, clipping a diagonal ball to the right-hand side for Kenti Robles. She combined with Virginia Torrecilla before sending a long cross dropping behind Gemma Bonner. It seemed to be going out but Ludmila breathed life into the move, keeping the ball from crossing the byline and sending it rebounding off Houghton and into the goal. Corral and Ludmila – so direct, so fast, so hard to contain – set up Atlético’s second. Ellie Roebuck had to save at the near post after Charlyn Corral’s sprint up the left. Duggan and Sosa sent Ludmila away, only for her to be dragged down by Megan Campbell. Carmen Menayo hit wide. And then off went Corral again, streaking into the area. Roebuck saved, twice, at the near post but the ball deflected to Sosa, who scored from close range.A long looping header that could have been the first of the two goals City now needed thudded back off the bar. When they finally did score, it came from a long throw, turned in by Bremer.Atlético, so comfortable a few minutes before, appeared scared. Another long throw almost led to an equaliser and City’s passage to the quarter-finals but it was the Spanish side who progressed. Ellen White of Manchester City is denied by the Atlético goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Toni Duggan: ‘I wanted the ground to suck me in, for the game just to end’ Share on Messenger Women’s Champions League Share on Pinterest City had not scored in their previous two games and Atlético looked the more likely to find the net. City rarely convinced, although a run from deep by Lauren Hemp saw her deliver a superbly weighted pass to White only for Sari van Veenendaal to dive out and block. Manchester City Women Atlético Madrid Share on LinkedIn Women’s football Share on Facebook Read more Manchester City’s third consecutive defeat was the most damaging, a loss that cut deep. Beaten by Manchester United, beaten by Arsenal, they were beaten by Atlético Madrid, knocked out of Europe at the hands of the same team who eliminated them last year.A late goal from Pauline Bremer set up a frantic final few minutes but in the end a Steph Houghton own goal and a second from Angela Sosa was enough to take Atlético through, 2-1 on the night, 3-2 on aggregate, and end City’s European ambitions. Share on Twitter Pinterest Share via Email Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Strides Made in Reducing Mosquito Breeding Sites in St. James
She noted that the efforts of workers have led to over 11,039 premises being inspected for the month of February. The St. James Public Health Department has made strides in eliminating mosquito breeding sites across the parish, in order to reduce transmission of the dengue virus.Deputy Chief Public Health Inspector, Sherika Lewis, said that approximately 55 workers have been engaged to strengthen vector control activities.She noted that the efforts of workers have led to over 11,039 premises being inspected for the month of February.“This programme has been very effective in the reduction of mosquito breeding in the parish, where we are coming from an Aedes index of 33 per cent to 19 per cent at this time,” she pointed out.The Aedes index refers to the number of premises that have tested positive for mosquito breeding.“We have also commissioned two extra buses to transport these workers, so our reach is very extensive across the parish, and we have been getting rave reviews on the programme thus far,” Ms. Lewis added.She was addressing the monthly meeting of the St. James Municipal Corporation in Montego Bay on Thursday (March 14).Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, for his part, lauded the work of the vector control workers and the St. James Public Health Department.He noted that the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, has made $8.5 million available to councillors, which amounts to $500,000 each, to assist with vector control in their divisions.He encouraged the councillors to liaise with the Health Department “because they could assist you in identifying (mosquito breeding) locations in your respective divisions. They could also assist you in getting the materials in terms of what is required as well as flyers to sensitise citizens”.Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease that is transmitted by the bite of an infected female Aedes aegypti mosquito.Symptoms of dengue typically begin three to 14 days after infection. This may include high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a skin rash. Symptoms usually last two to seven days. Deputy Chief Public Health Inspector, Sherika Lewis, said that approximately 55 workers have been engaged to strengthen vector control activities. The St. James Public Health Department has made strides in eliminating mosquito breeding sites across the parish, in order to reduce transmission of the dengue virus. Story Highlights
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Jamaica and China Committed to Enhancing Mutually Beneficial Relationship
During the exchange, both parties reaffirmed their commitment to the Framework Cooperation Agreement for production capacity, which Prime Minister Holness said is a very important opportunity for Jamaica. The renewed commitment comes as the State Councillor and Director of the Central Foreign Affairs Office in China His Excellency Dr. Yang Jiechi met with Prime Minister Holness and members of the Cabinet for a one-day official visit to the island. The Governments of Jamaica and the People’s Republic of China yesterday (September 11) pledged to continue to build on the strategic partnership between both countries.The renewed commitment comes as the State Councillor and Director of the Central Foreign Affairs Office in China His Excellency Dr. Yang Jiechi met with Prime Minister Holness and members of the Cabinet for a one-day official visit to the island.Prime Minister Holness says that the relationship between both countries is evolving.“We will continue to ensure that the projects undertaken between our countries are aligned, not just for our development but for the development of China as well so that the development is mutual,” stated Prime Minister Holness.The prime minister says that Jamaica has benefitted from infrastructural development as well as investment in capacity building from the People’s Republic of China.During the exchange, both parties reaffirmed their commitment to the Framework Cooperation Agreement for production capacity, which Prime Minister Holness said is a very important opportunity for Jamaica.“We see this as the basis on which Jamaica could expand significantly its manufacturing sector through the production capacity sharing possibilities that come as a result of the framework agreement and we will be pursuing this in a deliberate way. We expect that trade between both countries will increase,” emphasised Prime Minister Holness.The Prime Minister highlighted that there has been significant trade inbound from China and he expects an increase in significant trade outbound to China especially in agriculture and bauxite.Mr Holness says it is important that development is done through investment flows and not merely loans.He assured His Excellency Dr. Yang and the Chinese delegation that the Government of Jamaica will provide the fiscal space where investments and development can flourish.“We want our relationship with China to be a model for the rest of the Caribbean,” Prime Minister Holness asserted.Jamaica has provided ten (10) scholarships for Chinese nationals to study at the premiere Caribbean Maritime Institute.In the meantime, His Excellency Dr. Yang said Jamaica and China are key development partners.He added that there has been much progress in the bilateral relationship over the last 45 years and there are opportunities for further growth particularly in sports, culture, business, education, science and other areas.His Excellency Dr. Yang said China welcomed efforts to foster wider marketing and promotion of Jamaican products particularly Blue Mountain coffee to China.The State Councillor of China arrived in the island this morning to mark the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between both countries. He was accompanied by a twelve (12) member delegation.The Chinese State Councillor leaves the island today. Story Highlights The Governments of Jamaica and the People’s Republic of China yesterday (September 11) pledged to continue to build on the strategic partnership between both countries.
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz RCL Unveils Financial Impact from Oasis of the Seas Incident
zoomImage Courtesy: Royal Caribbean A crane incident involving the cruise ship Oasis of the Seas in the Grand Bahama Shipyard would impact Royal Caribbean Cruises’ 2019 earnings.The Miami-based cruise major has updated its full year adjusted EPS guidance to a range of USD 9.65 to USD 9.85 per share, which includes negative impacts of USD 0.25 related to the incident and around USD 0.25 as a result of a stronger dollar and higher fuel prices versus the January guidance.The company unveiled the expected impact as part of its first quarter of 2019 financial report, adding that its net income for the quarter increased to USD 249.7 million from a net income of USD 218.7 million reported a year earlier. The improvement was mainly driven by increased revenue from the company’s global brands.“We are very pleased to report another record-breaking quarter and to be driving towards record earnings for the year,” Jason T. Liberty, executive vice president and CFO, said.Gross yields were up 10.8% and net yields increased by 9.3% in constant-currency, higher than the January guidance due to better than anticipated demand for onboard experiential products and activities as well as strong close in demand.“Net revenue yields in the first quarter beat our previous guidance and are expected to do so for the rest of the year as well. Overall, the company’s booked position remains at a record level in both rate and volume,” the company said.Additionally, better than expected performance below the line, mainly due to better than expected performance from the company’s joint ventures, contributed to the first quarter’s positive performance.To remind, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas was undergoing maintenance at the Grand Bahama Shipyard when the accident involving the drydock caused two construction cranes to collapse on the stern of the ship on April 1, 2019.“The damage to the ship was extensive and the ship had to go to a dock in Europe for repairs. As a result, the ship was taken out of service for almost a month and is expected to return back to service for its normally scheduled May 5, 2019 sailing,” Royal Caribbean said.
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Govt neither divesting nor privatising ONGC Pradhan
New Delhi: State-run ONGC will neither be disinvested nor privatised but only oilfields discovered by it are being monetised through a transparent bidding process to ensure the country’s energy security, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. During Question Hour, he also said that synergy between ONGC and HPCL is fully a corporate decision. “There are two challenges with regard to natural resources. One is to keep an estimate on how much we have and the other one is to monetise it. Disinvestment or privatisation of ONGC is not happening,” Pradhan said. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepIn a transparent bidding process, the government is keeping some of the discovered oilfields of ONGC on a public domain based on a criteria which will produce more and pay higher to the government, he said. “We are just monetising. ONGC can also reinvest and other government firms can also do so. Technology companies across the globe can also invest,” he said. At a time when India is importing 80 per cent of its crude oil requirement, there is a need to monetise natural resources, he added. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs The minister said the government is not privatising the ONGC but adopting a new model wherein both public and private players can participate in oil production. To a query on ONGC and HPCL, the minister said, “Earlier, ONGC was into production alone. Bringing synergy between ONGC and HPCL, we are able to establish ourselves as one of the top 20 companies in the world. Its market appreciation has increased. It is fully a corporate decision taken in the interest of the country.” Government’s decisions are not done secretly. In the last Budget, the finance minister had talked about taking measures to ensure energy security in the country. All these measures are in that direction, he added. Replying to another query on future of OVL, Pradhan said the company has completed 60 years. “OVL has invested $28 billion. OVL profitability is satisfactory. Under the Modi government, the investment approach has changed. Earlier, we used to invest in discovery and at developing stage. Now, many states have started giving equity in producing stage. Our OVL is taking lead in that. OVL has a golden future,” he added.
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Stricter advertising rules by Health Canada to reduce youth vaping
OTTAWA, ONT – Vaping in Canada has evolved rapidly and emerging evidence that the uptake of vaping by youth has Health Canada taking action.The Government is addressing the trend of youth and vaping with a proposal for additional advertising restrictions and a new public education campaign targeted at young people, announced Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health.“I am deeply concerned about recent reports that youth vaping is on the rise. This includes stories coming out of schools across Canada, and emerging data suggesting that young Canadians are taking up vaping at an alarming rate. I am hearing from parents, educators and the health care community that they share my concerns about youth vaping. We cannot allow these products to threaten the hard-earned gains we’ve made in tobacco control. The proposed regulatory measures and our public awareness campaign will drive home the message: if you don’t smoke, don’t vape.” said The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor Minister of Health Canada has a strong regulatory framework for vaping products in place through the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act, which prohibits advertising that appeals to youth. To further this, Health Canada has published a Notice of Intent outlining the Department’s plans for new advertising rules. The proposed rules would restrict where advertisements could be displayed to limit their visibility to young people. They would also require health warning messages on permitted advertisements, and would restrict the display of vaping products at points of sale.The Notice of Intent initiates a 45-day consultation period. Health Canada will consider the comments received through this consultation in the drafting of new proposed regulations. All Canadians are encouraged to provide their feedback on proposals to protect youth and non-smokers from the harms and risks associated with vaping products.As well as the Notice of Intent, Health Canada will post in March 2019 another consultation document seeking comments on further measures being considered to address and reverse the recent trends of youth vaping. Some of these additional measures could include examining the role of flavours, nicotine concentration and product design in making vaping products appealing to youth and non-smokers.Minister Petitpas Taylor has also engaged her provincial and territorial colleagues to further support federal efforts to address youth vaping. Health Canada continues to support the need to discourage youth and non-smokers from vaping while urging smokers to quit.This week is the official launch of the Government of Canada’s public education campaign raising awareness, particularly among youth, of the harms and risks of vaping. The campaign invites youth to consider the consequences of vaping and equips parents and other trusted adults with tools and resources to support conversations with teenagers about the health risks of vaping. The campaign will continue through 2019
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Vans drive record registration growth – again
All time record of 35,952 registrations for the month.Growth of 10.0 per cent for June and 7.7 per cent for the year to June.Record rolling year total is 377,500 and still rising.Heavy vans took 79 per cent of June’s increase.Trucks up 2.2 per cent in June and 1.8 per cent for the year to June.Buses up 17.3 per cent, but down 14.5 per cent for the year to June.‘We’ve got all-time record commercial vehicle registrations in June, driven by vans and fuelled by the strongest economy in Europe,’ said Christopher Macgowan, chief executive at the SMMT. ‘CV registrations are a lead indicator of business and consumer demand, as both sectors rely on heavily on road transport for distribution and services. Whilst the momentum clearly comes from the heavy van sector, other vehicles show reassuringly steady and incremental growth.’‘There is room for further growth over the rest of the year as the general economic backdrop remains healthy. Interest rates are rising and this will temper further growth this year, but with business and consumer demand remaining healthy, the case for investing in new vehicles is a positive one, though a note of caution on the pace of growth over the second half of the year is appropriate,’ he concluded.For more comment and analysis please click on the link below.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Ohio State field hockey falls short in opening Labor Day weekend
Then-sophomore forward Peanut Johnson (3) advances the ball during a game against Indiana Oct. 26 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 6-5.Lantern file photoOhio State field hockey opened its 2014 campaign with a pair of tough losses against No. 5 Syracuse and unranked Albany.The Buckeyes hung tough with the Orange at home Friday, losing 3-2 in overtime following a fierce comeback. They couldn’t rebound Monday, however, as they were shutout, 4-0, on the road in Albany, N.Y.After trailing for most of the game Friday, the Buckeyes scored two goals within nine minutes to force overtime against the Orange. Syracuse junior forward Emma Russell then sealed the game with a shot from close range off a rebound in overtime.OSU appeared outmatched early, but managed to fight back late behind its veteran leadership.“I think the first half was our eye-opener,” senior midfielder Kaitlyn Wagner said. “But we’re a young team and realized we were getting bullied around.”The Buckeyes struggled to move the ball into scoring position in the first half when they were outshot 17-2 in the first 35 minutes of play.The majority of the action was played on OSU’s side of the field, but freshman goalkeeper Liz Tamburro kept her team alive in her debut, recording five first half saves, which allowed her teammates to strike back late.“She made some incredible saves, and every time a goalie makes a save like that, it gives the team a lot of confidence,” OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said. “As a freshman, that’s a lot to ask.”With 1:57 to play in the opening half, Tamburro’s shield finally cracked. Syracuse’s senior back Jordan Page broke free on the left side of the pitch and scored unassisted to give the Orange a 1-0 lead at halftime.Things changed in the second half when OSU went on the attack. Junior back Emma Royce said the team was determined to get to any ball in question during the second period.“We just decided that the 50-50 balls weren’t going to be 50-50 balls anymore,” Royce, a London native and team co-captain, said. “They were going to be our balls.”The Buckeyes trailed 2-0 after an early second half goal from Syracuse junior midfielder Alyssa Manley, but OSU countered quickly.Wagner scored on a penalty stroke after a Syracuse foul, and with more than 16 minutes to play, junior forward Peanut Johnson broke free and scored from seven yards out off a pass from freshman forward Maddy Humphrey.Tamburro finished the game with 11 saves, tying with the seventh most in single game school history since 2001. The Orange outshot the Buckeyes 37-11 overall, and had a 13-3 advantage in penalty corners.“Going into Albany, we need to attack more and dictate the tempo,” Wilkinson said after the loss.But the Buckeyes had no such luck, allowing two first half goals from Albany sophomore midfielder Paula Heuser and senior midfielder Amy Nicklin.Heuser converted on her second goal of the game in the second half, and freshman midfielder Anna Bottino scored on a fast break to cap the 4-0 shutout.The Buckeyes will try to pick up their first win of the season Friday when they’re scheduled to take on Miami (Ohio) at Buckeye Varsity Field at 5 p.m.
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz 18 years ago Mandela wore a Springbok jersey to present the Rugby
This article was first published on 24 June 2013, on the 18th anniversary of the game. It is reproduced here as the world remembers Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)(YouTube: jaiarc)AS A GAME of rugby, it was dramatic enough in its own right.It was the All-Blacks. It was the Springboks. Extra time was required. There was a tournament-clinching drop goal.Add to that the importance that anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela had placed on South Africa hosting the Rugby World Cup and it became one of the most poignant and iconic crossover moments in sport and politics.A Sprinbok jersey-wearing President handing the the William Webb Ellis Trophy to winning captain Francois Pienaar created a historic and unprecedented moment in South Africa’s race struggle.In previous years, the Spingbok had been a symbol of white, apartheid rule. There had been blacks-only pens at stadiums – but those who attended always cheered on the Springboks’ opponents. Always, no exceptions. Until Madiba said different.A special moment then when Pienaar said of the country’s support of the team in a post-match interview: “We didn’t have 60,000 South Africans, we had 43 million South Africans.”Today, the rainbow nation remembers a man with who turned his vision – that “the Boks belonged to all of us” – into a sustainable and lasting reality.First published 24 June 2013Nelson Mandela’s condition ‘has become critical’ in the past 24 hoursNelson Mandela’s ambulance broke down on way to hospital
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Which of the 17 types of Irish festivalgoer are you
Haydn West/PA Archive9. The person who decided that actually a bum bag is really practicalPhotocall Ireland10. The person whose tent was just a teensy bit too far away Niall Carson/PA Archive3. The person who let their friends write on them, and hasn’t seen it yet Photocall Ireland15. The person who has either lost a contact, or can see something everyone else can’t Photocall Ireland5. And possibly being trampled onPhotocall Ireland6. The buxom young lady all the fellas want to meetPhotocall Ireland7. The person rocking statement daywearPhotocall Ireland8. The person just relaxing with your buddies from the brain surgery team Photocall Ireland12. The person conditioned by years of family holidays to enjoy yourself whatever the weather Photocall Ireland11. The lad who’s mad for the crack OXEGEN IS COMING back!It was announced this morning that Ireland’s largest festival is returning in 2013, after a well-earned break last year.As we all know, a major music festival shows human civilisation at its purest:Photocall IrelandAnd it breaks mankind down into our component types.So which are you?1. The person who is ready for literally anythingPhotocall Ireland2. The member of a fearsome mud gang Photocall Ireland13. The person gettin’ the shiftPhotocall Ireland14. The person throwing your finest shapes Photocall Ireland4. The person relaxing in your own special place Photocall Ireland16. This personPhotocall Ireland17. Or the emergency bog roll delivery man Niall Carson/PA ArchiveWell?Are there any we’ve missed?CONFIRMED: Oxegen is back for 2013>27 people who have mixed feelings about the return of Oxegen>
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Significant increase in bread production as consumers pick shelves dry in anticipation
‘Monitoring the situation’We advise the public to contact their local SuperValu stores to check the availability of specific items.Meanwhile, Lidl Ireland says it will ”be closely monitoring the situation as Storm Emma (the tropical storm from the Iberian peninsula set to combine with The Beast to create the predicted blizzard) approaches Ireland.”At present all our stores will be open this week as planned. Already we are seeing increased traffic to our stores as people begin to stock up in advance of the storm and we have increased orders and deliveries to meet the rising demand. We will keep customers updated on store closures via our official Facebook page.Aldi and Dunnes Stores had not replied to a request for comment at the time of publication.So, broadly speaking, it seems the supermarkets have the situation in hand, or at least are doing their level best to get on top of things.And if worst comes to worst you could always head to Lidl on Thomas Street in Dublin: Source: Twitter/LilmizzirishNo shortage of bread there.With reporting by Nicky RyanRead: Taoiseach says minister’s advice to turn the heating on 24/7 ‘is not the advice of government’Read: ‘Continuous snow’ to hit Ireland as Beast from the East clashes with Storm Emma Short URL Tuesday 27 Feb 2018, 4:36 PM Two of the other main bread producers, Pat the Baker and Brennans Bread, could not be reached for a statement this afternoon. Possibly because every available hand is being utilised to maximise dough output before Thursday. Only a few loaves left in SuperValu, Firhouse Shopping Centre. Source: Dave O’Keeffe No potatoes left in SuperValu, Firhouse Shopping Centre.DemandIt’s understood however that both suppliers have radically increased bread production however in the face of the current demand.Meanwhile, Tesco says it has increased the availability of its “core grocery essentials” in the face of the unprecedented demand – the company has upped its bread availability by 20% and its supplies of milk, fuel, and fresh food by 10% overnight.“Tesco has increased the number of colleagues working in our in-store bakeries to ensure we have as much fresh bakery available as possible throughout the day,” the company said in a statement, adding that “our teams are working around the clock to ensure that stock reaches our stores to help customers prepare for the bad weather ahead”.Its stores are also stocking snow grips for shoes and “additional stocks such as radiators and heaters, batteries, bottled water, and de-icing materials”.SuperValu was unable to give an update on how its stores are faring in the face of demand due to the individual franchised nature of its store network, but reiterated its previous statement: “SuperValu has a plan in place in the event of adverse weather conditions to ensure the availability of stock in store during this period.”https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10215445279625416&set=a.2785162108463.2150905.1240584158&type=3&permPage=1 Related Reads 27.02.18 ‘Beast from the East is coming our way’: Leo says weather advice will be clear about whether to stay home from work http://jrnl.ie/3875112 78 Comments 37,949 Views By Cianan Brennan Source: Shutterstock/Eka WongIRELAND HAS GONE bread mad (Brad? Mead?).With the polar vortex known as The Beast from the East imminently expected to leave all corners of the land covered in snow, social media has been awash with posts showing supermarket shelves stripped bare of essentials like bread, milk, fuel, and fresh vegetables and food produce.And the yeast-product enthusiasm, which kicked off with gusto yesterday evening, showed no sign of abating this afternoon. No sooner were shelves restocked than they’ve been depleted by the hordes of ravenous bread-piranha. SuperValu in Palmerstown this afternoon Source: Jenny RussellNot that the various retailers, nor the bread producers, have been slow on the uptake. They appear to be well aware there’s a bread rush afoot.A spokesman for bread suppliers Johnston, Mooney and O’Brien told TheJournal.ie that the company has “significantly increased our production to meet the dramatic increase in sales being experienced” due to the “unprecedented demand levels experienced yesterday and today”. Dunnes Stores on St Stephen’s Green this afternoon Source: Nicky Ryan/TheJournal.ieWe will continue to monitor demand over the coming days and react accordingly, within available capacity, to ensure market demand for our products is fully met. 27.02.18 Taoiseach says minister’s advice to turn the heating on 24/7 ‘is not the advice of government’ Feb 27th 2018, 4:34 PM 27.02.18 Photos: Temperatures plunge as low as -20 as Europe gets battered by ‘the Beast from the East’ ‘Significant increase in bread production’ as consumers pick shelves dry in anticipation of The Beast The nation’s sudden appetite for retail bread therapy shows no signs of abating. Share226 Tweet Email11 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz General Motors recycle les barrages flottants de la marée noire du golfe
General Motors recycle les barrages flottants de la marée noire du golfe du MexiqueLes barrages flottants utilisés pour lutter contre la marée noire du Golfe du Mexique vont se voir offrir une seconde vie. Le constructeur automobile General Motors a en effet l’intention de les recycler pour les utiliser dans la construction de ses voitures électriques.General Motors et ses fournisseurs ont déjà commencé à récupérer les barrages flottants qui ont pendant des semaines longé 160 kilomètres du littoral d’Alabama et de Louisiane, lorsque les Etats-Unis luttaient contre la pire marée noire que le pays ait jamais connue. Après avoir été soigneusement nettoyés pour retirer toute trace d’hydrocarbures, ces barrages seront transformés en billes de plastique. Des billes, qui mélangées à des pneus recyclés, seront intégrées à la fabrication de pièces protégeant les radiateurs des voitures électriques Chevrolet Volt, un véhicule élu voiture verte de l’année par le Green Car Journal.”S’ils étaient envoyés à la décharge, ces matériaux mettraient des siècles à se décomposer, or nous ne voulons pas que la marée noire nuise davantage à l’environnement”, souligne General Motors qui tente de renforcer son image d’entreprise soucieuse de la protection de la planète. Le constructeur possède déjà 76 sites, qui à travers le monde, recyclent les déchets et les transforment en énergie.Le 24 décembre 2010 à 16:48 • Emmanuel Perrin
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Coast Guard hears CRC objections from projects critics
Wednesday’s Coast Guard meeting begins at 5 p.m. in the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St.CRC reaches mitigation deal with two manufacturersThe federal agency that essentially holds veto power over the Columbia River Crossing opened its ear to Portland and Vancouver residents Tuesday, and most who spoke called for a rejection of the controversial megaproject.In the first of two hearings hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard, much of the testimony focused on the proposed Interstate 5 Bridge replacement’s planned 116-foot bridge height, a clearance more than 60 feet lower than the existing twin drawbridges allow over the Columbia River. The $3.4 billion project would permanently limit navigation on the river, and limit future development and commerce upstream of the new span, opponents said.The CRC as planned “literally cuts this river in half,” said William “Chris” Girard, president of Plaid Pantry convenience stores and a CRC critic.The Coast Guard is mulling whether to approve a crucial bridge permit the CRC must have to move forward. The project filed its bridge permit application in January. Told by the Coast Guard that they hadn’t submitted enough information, CRC officials sent additional documents in April.Coast Guard officials have said their job is to protect the “reasonable needs” of navigation on the Columbia River. The agency is aiming to make its decision on the CRC by Sept. 30.
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz 30 sent to jail in Sylhet murder case
Map of SylhetA Sylhet court on Thursday rejected bail for 30 individuals out of 31 accused in a murder case, including the Jaintapur upazila unit Awami League’s general secretary, and sent them to jail, reports UNB.Sylhet district Senior Judicial Magistrate of Court-2, Atikul Haidar passed the order when the accused surrendered to the court and filed a bail petition.But the court ordered that they be sent into custody, said lawyer Junaid Ahmed, a member of the Sylhet Bar Association.The only person granted bail was professor Faiz Ahmed.Earlier on 3 December, Hossain Ahmed, 40, son of Mortuj Ali of Mohail village of the upazila, was killed in a clash between followers of M Liakat Ali, general secretary of the upazila unit AL, and of Kamal Ahmed, vice president of the same unit, as they sought to take control of a stone quarry in the area.Amin Uddin, the victim’s brother, filed a murder case with Jaintapur police station accusing Liakat Ali and 76 others by name and some others unnamed on 6 December last.The accused were taken from High Court. They had surrendered to the court after expiry of their bail that had been granted by a higher court.
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz MALDEF Argues SB 4 Is Improper Entry By Texas In Immigration Enforcement
Erika Rich for The Texas TribunePeople that opposed Senate Bill 4 (SB 4), the so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ bill, protested during the last day of the Texas legislative session on May 29, 2017.The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) will argue that Texas’ SB 4 represents an “improper entry” by the state in the realm of immigration enforcement and that it can potentially violate the First and Fourth amendments of the United States Constitution during an upcoming hearing on a preliminary injunction that has blocked key provisions of the law.That is what Nina Perales, MALDEF’s vice president of Litigation, noted Tuesday during a press briefing about the hearing, which will be held by a panel of three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which is based in New Orleans.Specifically, the panel will consider the merits of a preliminary injunction issued on August 30th by Judge Orlando Garcia, of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.Garcia’s injunction blocked the implementation of key parts of SB 4, including the authority for local police officers to act as immigration officers, a mandate for local jails to honor extended detention requests, known as detainers, issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and restrictions on the free speech of local officials.Perales noted that MALDEF considers that “SB 4 represents an improper entry by the State of Texas into the federal area of immigration and immigration enforcement and the Constitution prohibits entering into areas that are fully occupied by the federal government.”Regarding the potential violation of the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of expression, Perales indicated that “SB 4 prohibits public actors, employees, elected officials, from speaking out against SB 4.”Perales added SB 4 has the potential to violate the Fourth Amendment, which protects from unreasonable searches and seizures, in the sense that “SB 4’s mandatory detainer provisions could force counties primarily, which are the ones with jails, to violate people’s fourth amendment rights when they would have to honor every request by the federal government to hold on to an individual, even after that individual had posted bond.”The hearing is scheduled to take place on November 7th. Share