Meghalaya Guv. denied slot at Kolkata book fair

first_imgMeghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday claimed that the organisers of the Kolkata book fair backtracked after giving him permission to read his book on Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee there. He said that he would visit the publisher’s stall on Monday and sign copies of his book. When contacted, Publishers and Booksellers Guild general secretary Tridib Chatterjee declined to comment on the issue.Reading session Mr. Roy said the organisers had given him permission to hold a book reading session on February 4 but they backtracked citing “unavoidable circumstances”. The book titled Bharatkeshari Yugpurush Shyamaprasad, a political critique and life sketch on Mookerjee, was released last month. Mr. Roy, who was earlier BJP’s West Bengal unit chief, has been a bitter critic of the Mamata Banerjee government. “A few days ago, I spoke to Tridip Chatterjee, and told him that I would like to have a reading session of my new book. He said he will arrange it and there won’t be any problem. But recently he told me that the slot can’t be given to me. I don’t know why he backtracked,” Mr. Roy said.last_img read more

The 10 richest Indian Americans

first_imgThe 2018 Forbes list on world’s billionaires, topped by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has 10 Indian Americans, including two new faces: CEO and cofounder of Wayfair Niraj Shah and Arista Networks CEO Jayshree Ullal.Of the 10, four were born in India (Rakesh Gangwal, Vinod Khosla, Kavitark Ram Shriram and John Kapoor); three were born in the United States (Brian Sheth, Shah and Aneel Bhusri); one in the present-day Pakistan (Romesh Wadhwani); one in England (Ullal) and one in Kenya (Bharat Desai).Read it at American Bazar Online Related Itemslast_img read more

Back to zero as Team Lakay loses all ONE world titles in heartbreaking stretch

first_imgLATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Google Philippines names new country director Folayang and Belingon were the last men standing for Team Lakay heading into Sunday’s big event.Both failed in their title defenses in ONE: A New Era with Belingon losing to Bibiano Fernades in their third encounter via disqualification while Folayang fell to Shinya Aoki in their rematch in the main event.READ: Kevin Belingon yields ONE bantamweight belt after getting disqualifiedDespite the undesirable outcome for Team Lakay, it still had a silver lining with its rising star Danny Kingad advancing to the semifinals of the Flyweight World Grand Prix.Kingad impressed in his quarterfinal matchup against Senzo Ikeda, whom he beat via unanimous decision.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag READ: Team Lakay’s Joshua Pacio yields ONE strawweight titleOn Sunday, Eduard Folayang and Kevin Belingon yielded theirs on the same night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsFrom four ONE world champions to end 2018, Team Lakay will now have to work their way back up again after all four of its fighters lost their belts just three months into the new year.READ: Geje Eustaquio bows to Adriano Moraes for 2nd time, surrenders flyweight title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantscenter_img Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – Team Lakay during its fruitful reign with four fighters holding four belts. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTOKYO, Japan—And then there were none.Two months ago, Joshua Pacio and Geje Eustaquio lost their world titles after suffering heartbreaking decisions in just a span of six days.ADVERTISEMENT Threes, dunks and wheelchairs as North beats South in all-star game View commentslast_img read more

IPL 2017: India bigwigs flop ahead of ICC Champions Trophy

first_imgThe uncapped and youngsters of Indian cricket have made it big and proved their worth in the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League. On the other hand, the old guards failed to live up to their billing with an average T20 league performance. (Rising Pune Supergiant, Gujarat Lions: Short but impressive journeys)The big guns like Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma and Kedar Jadhav — all the ICC Champions Trophy squad members — failed to get going this season.Kohli was in a fabulous form last season, scoring a monumental 973 runs with a help of four centuries. The impact of Kohli’s form was such that he almost single-handedly carried Royal Challengers Bangalore in to the final.This year Kohli, who missed RCB’s first three matches and did not get to bat in another due to a washout game, has played 10 matches scoring only 308 runs at 30.80 with the help of four fifties.BCCI PhotoRohit too has endured a torrid time with the bat in the middle and has managed to score 282 runs from 14 matches. However, the good news is the Mumbai Indians skipper has struck three fifties so far.Yuvraj Singh, who started the season with a bang hammering 70 not out in the tournament opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore but has hit the barren run since that knock. He has aggregated only 243 runs from 11 matches with a couple of half-centuries. (Veterans Nehra, Harbhajan in Dhoni-led Ponting’s all-time IPL XI)Dhoni, who was stripped of Rising Pune Supergiant captaincy before the start of the IPL, too has been kept quiet by the opposition bowlers. However, Dhoni did play some good knocks to guide his team to victory but has been inconsistent with the bat barring a 61 not out against Sunrisers Hyderabad. (RPS shake off horror 2016 campaign to join usual suspects in play-offs)advertisementDhoni’s RPS teammate Ajinkya Rahane too has had a below par IPL this time. He has struggled at the top of the order whereas his opening partner Rahul Tripathi has grabbed the opportunity with both hands and has consistently provided good starts to RPS.BCCI PhotoKedar Jadhav, who is a regular for India at the middle order in ODIs, has played 13 innings to score only 267 runs.BOWLERS IN TOP FORMHowever, barring the batsmen Indian bowlers have been in superlative form. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, like last season, kept the momentum going and has been the leading wicket-taker this season as well.Jasprit Bumrah has been unplayable at death overs while Umesh Yadav has been lethal with the ball. Mohammed Shami too has bowled well and has proved fitness but the world No.1 Test bowler Ravindra Jadeja has been a real concern. The left-arm all-rounder has neither bowled his best nor entertained the crowds with his bat.In 12 matches, Jadeja has managed to pick up only five wickets and has conceded 349 runs in 38 overs with an economy of 9.18.BCCI PhotoDespite the flops, the good news is that Shikhar Dhawan has proved his form and fitness ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy next month and he will be key as India look to defend the title. Ravichandran Ashwin too will join the team after missing the whole of IPL with sports hernia.Since the Champions Trophy will be a different ball game, the players would be keen to overcome the poor IPL performances when they take the field come June 4.The ICC Champions Trophy starts June 1, with India playing their first match against traditional-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston on a Super Sunday.last_img read more

Cano, Mariners, KO Yanks, 6-3

first_imgNEW YORK — Robinson Cano had his fuzzy beard rubbed by Derek Jeter, got a huge grin from Mark Teixeira after a close play at first base and a whole bunch of hellos from his former teammates.The fans, though, were less welcoming. They gave Cano a true Bronx cheer in his return to Yankee Stadium.Cano didn’t mind, even claimed he didn’t hear the most harsh comments. He was just happy to have helped the Seattle Mariners beat New York 6-3 for their fourth win in five games.“It was weird at first, three four innings,” Cano said after driving in a run and scoring another. “But I was happy that I could see all of them in the field and say hi to some of them.”Amid lusty boos from a modest crowd on a rainy, 46-degree night, Cano began his first game in New York since joining Seattle this winter for $240 million with a wink — at Yankees starter CC Sabathia (3-3).Cano got a mock cheer when he struck out to end the inning, then was met with chants of “You sold out!” from the Bleacher Creatures when he took his spot at second base.When Cano grounded out to first base in the fourth, Teixeira flashed him a smile. The five-time All-Star was even booed when he cleanly handled a grounder.“That’s something I can’t control,” said Cano, claiming he never heard the chant. “I’m not surprised. Just got to go out there and play my game.”Chris Young (1-0) gave up a second-inning homer to Teixeira and not much else in 5 2-3 innings to earn his first win since 2012. Mike Zunino had a career-high four hits, one courtesy of a replay review that sparked a four-run fifth inning.Fernando Rodney yielded an RBI single to Brett Gardner in the ninth before striking out Jeter and Carlos Beltran with two runners on base.Cano really riled up the crowd in the fifth after driving in Seattle’s first run with a groundball to Teixeira with the bases loaded. “”Considering the place was half full they brought out their best boos,” Teixeira said.Seattle’s big inning started with Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon winning a challenge on a bang-bang play at first.Zunino, the catcher whose errant throw to second in the third inning on Gardner’s stolen base gave New York a 2-0 lead, was ruled to have beaten out a grounder to second base.“I didn’t try to do too much, that’s the thing,” said Zunino, who had flu-like symptoms on the flight to New York. “Sometimes when you’re not feeling 100 percent, you don’t try and do too much and sometimes that’s the key to this game.”Sabathia gave up a single to Willie Bloomquist and a bunt hit to Abraham Almonte to load the bases. Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts was playing near the bag and did not reach first to cover when Teixeira fielded the bunt.Cano hit a sharp grounder to first for the run, Corey Hart followed with a two-run double and Justin Smoak made it 4-2 with a single.“I thought he had really good stuff tonight and it’s hard to believe he gave up those four runs like that,” Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said.In the seventh, Cano reached on an infield single to second base and stole second. He was greeted there by Jeter, who gave his former double-play partner a friendly tap on the chest.Earlier, Jeter had playfully run his fingers through Cano’s fuzzy beard. Facial hair was no-no during Cano’s nine years with New York.“I’ve gotten used to not seeing him here, but then seeing him in another uniform because we don’t play him in the spring is kind of an odd picture,” Jeter said.Pinch-hitter Dustin Ackley and Zunino had RBI singles in the seventh, more than enough support to give Young his first victory since Sept. 2, 2012, for the New YorkMets. He missed last season after having shoulder surgery and was decisionless in four appearances this year. The 6-foot-10 Princetonian held New York to three hits and three walks.Sabathia was chased after putting two on in the sixth, his shortest outing since July 26. He gave up nine hits and four runs in five-plus innings. He struck out six.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Grand Slam McIlroy Wins British Open

first_imgHOYLAKE, England – Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder, sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt.Staked to a six-shot lead going into the final round, McIlroy turned back brief challenges with key birdies around the turn and a majestic drive at just the right moment to close with a 1-under 71 and complete a wire-to-wire victory at Royal Liverpool.In another major lacking drama over the final hour, what brought the British Open to life was the potential of its champion.McIlroy won the U.S. Open by eight shots. He won the PGA Championship by eight shots.And with his two-shot victory over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler, the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland joined some elite company beyond the names on that silver claret jug. Jack Nicklaus (23) and Tiger Woods (24) are the only other players since 1934 to win three majors before age 25.Boy Wonder is back. Or maybe he’s just getting started again.“I’ve really found my passion again for golf,” McIlroy said. “Not that it ever dwindled, but it’s what I think about when I get up in the morning. It’s what I think about when I go to bed. I just want to be the best golfer that I can be. And I know if I can do that, then trophies like this are within my capability.”McIlroy put an end to this major with a powerful drive down the fairway at the par-5 16th, setting up a two-putt birdie to restore his lead to three shots. He finished with two pars, the last putt from inches away.McIlroy simply smiled, shared hugs with his caddie and Fowler, and then waved mother Rosie onto the green. She was not at the other two majors he won.He turned and applauded the fans in the horseshoe arena around the 18th green, and then returned to collect the oldest trophy in golf.This could have been another romp except for a shaky stretch early for McIlroy, and solid efforts from Garcia and Fowler.Garcia pulled within two shots with four holes to play until he put his tee shot in a pot bunker just right of the 15th green. His first shot failed to get over the 4-foot sodden wall and rolled back into the sand.He made bogey, and two birdies over the final three holes were not enough. Garcia shot 66 and was runner-up in a major for the fourth time.“I think that we gave it a good effort,” Garcia said. “And there was someone a little bit better.”Fowler, playing in the final group for the second straight major, didn’t do anything wrong. He just didn’t do enough right to make up a six-shot deficit. Fowler played without a bogey and shot 67.All that’s left for McIlroy to become the sixth player to win the career Grand Slam is a green jacket from the Masters.“I don’t have any doubt he’ll win there,” Fowler said. “I just hope I get that one before he does.”It was the first time two straight majors were won wire to wire. Martin Kaymer did it last month at Pinehurst No. 2, winning the U.S. Open by eight shots.McIlroy, who finished at 17-under 271, wasn’t the only big winner. Ten years ago, his father and three of his friends each put up 100 pounds ($170) at 500-1 odds that McIlroy would win the British Open before he turned 26.The kid made good on the best with a brand of golf that had him marked early as golf’s next great player.“He’s never reminded me. I knew that he’d done it,” McIlroy said. “I’m not sure if it will pay out. If it does, it’s a nice little bonus.”McIlroy moved up to No. 2 in the world, perhaps on his way to regaining the No. 1 ranking that once looked as if it would be his for years. He ended the 2012 season by winning his second major and capturing the money title on the PGA Tour and European Tour.Since then, the road has been bumpier than some of the dunes at Hoylake.McIlroy signed a megadeal with Nike and switched out all his equipment. He changed management for the second time, leading to lawsuits that are still to be decided in court.And after getting engaged to Caroline Wozniacki on New Year’s Eve, he abruptly broke off the engagement in May with a telephone call.His path to victory in The Open was much smoother.The winning shots might have been those two eagles he made at the end of the third round, giving him a six-shot lead. Those extra shots came in handy.McIlroy, after smashing his opening tee shot and making an 18-foot birdie putt to stretch the lead to seven shots, looked shaky for only a short stretch on the front nine.He took bogey on the par-5 fifth hole by hitting his approach under the grandstand, hacking out of a shaggy drop area over the green and missing a 6-foot putt. On the next hole, he took another bogey by failing to get up-and-down left of the green.McIlroy steadied himself with a birdie on the par-3 ninth. And after Garcia in the group ahead made a 10-foot eagle putt on No. 10 to get within two shots, McIlroy responded by reaching the green in two for another birdie.Garcia blinked when he could least afford it, leaving a shot in the bunker at No. 15 as McIlroy watched from the tee.Jim Furyk was among four players who tied the course record with a 65 to finish fourth. Tiger Woods was long gone. He finished his 75 as McIlroy was still on the practice range. Woods finished 69th — his worst finish over 72 holes in any major — and wound up 23 shots behind.(DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

World Cup play-offs: where the four European ties will be won and lost

first_imgWhile Vladimir Petkovic’s side have the highest Fifa ranking of the eight teams in the play-offs (11th), Michael O’Neill is working with the smallest pool of quality players. Jonny Evans is the star at centre-back, where is he partnered by his West Brom team-mate Gareth McAuley, and their understanding is pivotal. Northern Ireland kept seven clean sheets in their first eight qualifiers, guaranteeing that they would finish in second place behind Germany with two games to spare while playing for more than 10 hours without conceding a goal.Josh Magennis, who plays for Charlton in League One, has leapfrogged Kyle Lafferty in the pecking order up front, but the key for Northern Ireland will be to keep things tight at the back and look to exploit any opportunities on the counterattack or at set pieces. They have only lost one competitive game at Windsor Park in four years so will feel confident of being in good shape before the second leg in Basel. Expect two tight, low-scoring affairs.First leg: Northern Ireland v Switzerland, Thursday 9 November, 19:45 GMTSecond leg: Switzerland v Northern Ireland, Sunday 12 November, 17:00 GMTCroatia v Greece Infographic:WhoScored Northern Ireland v SwitzerlandSwitzerland have a right to feel hard done by having not qualified automatically with 27 points from 10 matches. Not only did they pick up their best ever points haul from a qualifying campaign, but they also finished with a higher total than five of the nine group winners in Europe. That said, Northern Ireland will go into the tie with hope, knowing the Swiss were handed a very favourable group draw.Switzerland are virtually unchanged from their Euro 2016 campaign, which could be taken as a positive or a negative. They’re very familiar with one another but at the same time haven’t had a real star break into their ranks for a while now, with 20-year-old Schalke forward Breel Embolo yet to really make his mark. One man who could come into contention in the play-offs and will certainly have an impact in the future is Denis Zakaria, who has impressed at Borussia Mönchengladbach, where he has followed in the footsteps of his potential midfield partner, Granit Xhaka. Serie A team of the week Infographic:WhoScored Northern Ireland Pinterest • Follow WhoScored on Twitter and Facebook• Follow Martin Laurence on Twitter Bundesliga team of the week Sweden fans saw a lot of goals during their campaign. Photograph: Nils Petter Nilsson/Ombrello/Getty Images Twitter Twitter Pinterest Having come on very strong in qualifying towards the end of the campaign, Denmark are perhaps not the side that Martin O’Neill would have wanted to draw, but he’ll back his Boys in Green to make a real fist of the challenge as ever. The Danes, however, not only have the sort of star quality in their ranks that the Republic of Ireland simply don’t – namely Christian Eriksen – but enviable depth and a squad more than capable of making an impact in Russia next summer.Last season’s Eredivisie top scorer Nicolai Jorgensen will likely lead the line in the play-offs having recovered from injury, so the fact that Kasper Dolberg may have to sit on the bench highlights the strength of the options available to coach Age Hareide. With Kasper Schmeichel between the posts, protected by Andreas Christensen and captain Simon Kjaer, there’s a good balance between solidity at the back and creativity going forwards that the Irish will have to negotiate.O’Neill’s men have perhaps exceeded expectations to make it thus far, albeit from a relatively favourable group, as the only team drawn from pot four still in with a chance of a place at the finals. Their crucial victory in Wales wasn’t a thing of beauty but it was no smash and grab either, delivering the manager’s game plan impeccably to frustrate Chris Coleman’s side and exploit a mistake at the back.They stood up tall defensively throughout qualifying in truth, only conceding more than once away to group winners Serbia and still coming away with a 2-2 draw. Their resilience is undoubtedly their greatest hope, and a fifth goal in consecutive away appearances from James McClean wouldn’t go amiss either. He’ll be a weapon on the counter, while Daryl Murphy and Shane Long will put themselves about to try and disrupt their hosts’ rhythm ahead of a return leg in Dublin.First leg: Denmark v Republic of Ireland, Saturday 11 November, 19:45 GMTSecond leg: Republic of Ireland v Denmark, Tuesday 14 November, 19:45 GMTSweden v Italy Read more Facebook Pinterest World Cup 2018 play-offs: how do you rate your team’s chances? Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Read more La Liga team of the week James McClean celebrates after scoring the goal that took Republic of Ireland into the play-offs. Photograph: John Sibley/Action Images/Reuters Topics How Croatia, Italy and Ireland fared in Europe’s first World Cup play-offs in 1997 The glamour tie. Sweden and Italy will be rueing being drawn against one another given their billing as the best unseeded and seeded sides, respectively. Sweden have begun life after Zlatan in very encouraging fashion and have looked a side with more freedom now they are not looking to pass the ball to their former talisman as quickly as possible.Sweden fired home 26 goals in a difficult group, not only the most of any side to qualify for the play-offs – including Italy (21) – but eight more than outstanding favourites France in Group A. Having beaten France earlier this year, this side have a giant-killing mentality and they will back themselves to pose Italy all sorts of problems. Emil Forsberg is the creative force in midfield, while striker Marcus Berg, who is now playing at Al Ain in Abu Dhabi, showing the kind of form that had him earmarked as a potential star early in his career.center_img Infographic:WhoScored Croatia Infographic:WhoScored World Cup 2018 World Cup Facebook features Share on Pinterest Guardian Sport Network Having been drawn from pot one, Croatia were favourites to win Group I but they had to win in Ukraine in their final match to make the play-offs. Ante Cacic lost his job before that crucial game in Kiev, which was a real baptism of fire for replacement Zlatko Dalic, who coached the U21s for five years up until 2011.In the opposing dugout Michael Skibbe has had far longer to pick his best XI and work out a style of play. The German has done an impressive job to say the least. Taking over following a disastrous Euro 2016 qualifying campaign from which Greece finished level on points with the Faroe Islands, the former Borussia Dortmund and Galatasaray boss had an uphill task on his hands. Skibbe’s team were third seeds in the group but they looked rejuvenated, losing just one game (to table toppers Belgium) and conceding just six goals in 10 matches.Croatia have the greater individual quality but they seem to have regressed after an impressed showing at Euro 2016, where they won their group but were narrowly defeated by eventual winners Portugal in the last-16 stage. No longer the sum of their parts, they scored just 15 goals in their group and seem to have been affected by Mario Mandzukic’s switch to a left-wing role at club level. He led the line in qualifying but scored in just three of his 10 appearances. Like a few of his team-mates, Mandzukic is missing the supply he once enjoyed from former captain Darijo Srna, who retired last summer as Croatia’s most capped player.Greece have very strong defensive options capable of frustrating Croatia, with the likes of Sokratis, Kostas Manolas and Kyriakos Papadopoulos all vying for spots at the heart of a back four. The midfield is their weak point and, crucially, their opponents’ greatest strength, but Kostas Mitroglou was in fine form in qualifying, scoring six goals in eight appearances and he will pose a threat to Croatia’s defence.First leg: Croatia v Greece, Thursday 9 November, 19:45 GMTSecond leg: Greece v Croatia, Sunday 12 November, 19:45 GMTDenmark v Republic of Ireland World Cup 2018 qualifiers Share on Twitter Italy’s qualifying campaign went as most people expected, finishing second best to Spain, but they have a few causes for genuine concern. Having picked up a solid 1-1 draw when the teams met in Turin for their first encounter in the group, Italy were utterly outclassed in the return fixture, losing 3-0 in Madrid, and they finished off the campaign with underwhelming performances, especially the 1-1 draw at home to Macedonia earlier this month. Gian Piero Ventura’s tactics have come under real scrutiny and the former Torino boss knows he is under pressure, having admitted it would be a “catastrophe”, “tragedy” and “the Apocalypse” if Italy do not go to the World Cup.There may be question marks over the coach, but Italy’s squad is incredibly promising. Andrea Belotti and the in-form Ciro Immobile, who has scored 15 goals already this season, represent a fearsome strike force, while getting the best from Lorenzo Insigne should be a real priority. The Napoli forward is 26 now, no longer the bright hope for the future, and must be given more responsibility. There’s no limit to how far Italy could go next summer if they get their tactics right. That, however, is a big if.First leg: Sweden v Italy, Friday 10 November, 19:45 GMTSecond leg: Italy v Sweden, Monday 13 November, 19:45 GMTPremier League team of the week Share on Messenger Croatia secured their place at the finals with a 2-0 win in Ukraine. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters Ligue 1 team of the week Greece Facebook Switzerland Share on LinkedIn Twitter Share on Facebook Infographic:WhoScored Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Snowsport Helmets Mandatory as of Nov 1

first_imgNova Scotians who take to the slopes will be better protected as the mandatory, all-ages snow sport helmet legislation comes into effect today, Nov. 1. “Many Nova Scotians enjoy skiing and snowboarding as a way to stay active during the winter months,” said David Wilson, Minister of Health and Wellness. “Wearing a helmet reduces the chances of a serious brain injury, and helps ensure these sports are enjoyed safely.” There have been 11 severe traumatic brain injuries since 2000 attributed to Nova Scotians skiing or snowboarding without a helmet. The first all-ages snow sport helmet law in the world, makes ASTM, Snell, CSA and CEN the only standards of helmet to be worn on Nova Scotia’s ski hills. Dr. David Clarke, interim head of neurosurgery at the QEII, has seen first-hand the devastating effect a brain injury has on a person. “The leading cause of death among skiers and snowboarders is brain injuries, but the risk of injury can be reduced by 60 per cent just by wearing a helmet,” said Dr. Clarke. “We know that these injuries have tragic human and economic costs for patients, families and society at large. This law is good news, and will ensure that those on the slopes are better protected while enjoying skiing and snowboarding.” Ski hill users age 16 or older are responsible to ensure they are wearing an approved helmet. Parents or guardians are responsible for those younger than 16. Ski hill operators must display signs and inspectors will enforce the legislation. Those caught without an approved helmet can face a minimum fine of $250. For more information visit read more

Some bar owners not so happy new liquor laws in BC may

Some bar owners not so happy new liquor laws in B.C. may raise prices for beer AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s new happy hour laws may actually raise prices for beer at some bars.The province is now allowing pubs to change prices throughout the day to create drink specials, but is also enforcing a minimum price of 25 cents per ounce when serving beer.The owner of two Vancouver bars says that would raise the price of drinks at one of his establishments.Sam Yehia said including tax, he charges $12.50 for a 50-ounce pitcher of beer, but the province’s minimum rates would make him charge more than $14.“It’s more like a depressed hour,” said Yehia. “It’s a bit silly isn’t it?”Douglas Scott of the province’s liquor board wrote in an email the new minimum rates will be enforced at all times, not just for happy hours.Scott said if an inspector finds a bar owner charging below the minimum rate, penalties will only occur if the owner was intentionally doing so.Otherwise, inspectors will inform owners of the price changes and follow up later.Scott said both businesses and health advocates wanted a minimum pricing scheme to encourage responsible drinking.“It was important to us that we listened to both industry and health advocates, said Scott. “We have done exactly that.”In January, the government endorsed 73 recommendations to change B.C.’s liquor laws, 17 of which have been carried out to date. by Steven Chua, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 22, 2014 1:56 pm MDT read more

UN maritime agency spotlights link between shipping and sustainable development

“Shipping and ports can play a significant role in helping to create conditions for increased employment, prosperity and stability through promoting maritime trade. The port and maritime sectors can be wealth creators, both on land and at sea,” said Kitack Lim, the Secretary-General of International Maritime Organization (IMO), in his message for the Day, observed annually on 28 September. To highlight this potential, the theme of the Day for this year is ‘Connecting Ships, Ports and People.’“It will enable us to shine a spotlight on the existing cooperation between ports and ships to maintain and enhance a safe, secure and efficient maritime transportation system,” Mr. Lim said. The benefits of a free and efficient flow of goods and trade extend far beyond the ships and ports themselves, and an effective interface between them can improve the lives of people everywhere, especially in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by UN Member States in 2015. But, to be sustainable, human activities have to be balanced with the oceans’ capacity to remain healthy and diverse in the long term. The so-called ‘blue economy’ is a large and growing industrial sector; and, as it grows, it must remain safe and secure and not threaten the environment, he noted. Ultimately, more efficient shipping, working in partnership with a port sector supported by governments, will be a major driver towards global stability and sustainable development for the good of all people, he concluded. read more

Mens Hockey Ohio State buries Denver late in 51 victory to send

Ohio State junior forward Dakota Joshua celebrates his second period goal against Denver in the NCAA Tournament on March 25, 2018. Credit: Nick Hudak | Lantern photographerALLENTOWN, Pa. — After a regular season in which junior forward Mason Jobst and sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski led the Ohio State men’s hockey team in points, the team’s seniors powered it to the program’s first Frozen Four appearance since 1998.Senior forward Kevin Miller scored two of the Buckeyes’ five goals in a 5-1 victory against No. 2 Denver (23-10-8) in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Sunday to send No. 1 Ohio State (26-9-5) to Saint Paul, Minnesota, to face No. 3 Minnesota Duluth.“It feels really good right now, but as you can see in college hockey the parity is off the charts. It’s not going to get any easier,” head coach Steve Rohlik said. “We’re going to enjoy this tonight, we just beat one of the best teams in the country, but we know we have to be at our best here in two weeks.”Joining Miller on the score sheet was senior defenseman Matt Joyaux, who netted his second goal of the season in the third period, and senior forward Christian Lampasso, who assisted on both of Miller’s goals.“Lampasso made two really good passes to me,” Miller said. “I get two goals combined and I think I only had the puck on my stick for half a second, so pretty fortunate to have two tap-ins.”After a deadlocked opening period that featured minimal chances on both ends, Ohio State found daylight at the hands of junior forward Dakota Joshua, who backhanded a shot past senior goalie Tanner Jaillet to give the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead.“I was just trying to get a stick on it,” Joshua said. “It was a battle in front, and I just got lucky, and it found the back of the net.”Ohio State came into the game 12-0-1 when scoring first this season, an unbeaten record that remained unblemished once again against the Pioneers. The Buckeyes doubled their lead later in the period in the same fashion they scored their first goal. Senior forward Christian Lampasso got the puck to the middle and fed Miller, who found space to get off a backhand shot which beat Jaillet high to put Ohio State up 2-0.Denver controlled much of the possession early in the third period, but Laczynski added to the lead anyway after stealing the puck and making a pass to a wide-open Matt Joyaux, and the senior defenseman buried his second goal of the season.The Pioneers answered back with a goal from sophomore forward Tyson McLellan to cut the lead to two. But it took only 30 seconds for Ohio State to answer with another goal by Miller.“It was huge,” Miller said. “You can see that they felt like they had some momentum, so it was pretty huge for us to come back and score real quick and try to shut down their momentum.”Jobst scored an empty-net goal when Denver decided to pull Jaillet with more than six minutes remaining, all but sealing the defeat of the Pioneers and ending their pursuit of a second NCAA title in a row.Ohio State advances to the Frozen Four and will play Minnesota Duluth, the team that defeated the Buckeyes in the opening round last season.“Last year we thought we played a really good game against them,” Miller said. “[We] came up a little short, so it’ll be nice to, hopefully, find some redemption and beat them in two weeks time.” read more

British railway first as four generations of trains including the Flying Scotsman

first_imgA railway milestone was put on track on Sunday as four trains spanning an incredible four generations arrived at the same station for the first time in British history.The event celebrated the past, present and future of one of Britain’s most iconic pieces of railway –  the East Coast Main Line – before arriving at York on Sunday . The Flying Scotsman visits the Bluebell Railway in SussexCredit:Christopher Pledger for the Telegraph “This event shows yet again how Yorkshire is leading the way and the timing is perfect, throwing the county firmly into the spotlight just days before the start of the Tour de Yorkshire.” The Flying Scotsman and Virgin Trains' new Azuma travel in the same direction alongside two of the rail operator's present day fleet - to depict the past, present and future of UK rail travel, in a world first event Partners involved in the show include Network Rail, Virgin Trains, Welcome to Yorkshire, the National Railway Museum and Hitachi. The Flying Scotsman and Virgin Trains' new Azuma travel in the same direction alongside two of the rail operator's present day fleet - to depict the past, present and future of UK rail travel, in a world first event, in the North Yorkshire countryside The Flying Scotsman and Virgin Trains’s new Azuma travel in the same direction alongside two of the rail operator’s present day fleet to depict the past, present and future of UK rail travel, in a world first eventCredit:PA The Flying Scotsman is the first steam locomotive to achieve an authenticated speed of 100mph and the first mechanical marvel to undertake a non-stop run between London King’s Cross and Edinburgh Waverley.Bob Gwynne, associate curator at the National Railway Museum, said: “The museum is proud that Flying Scotsman, a symbol of engineering excellence, is taking its place alongside such worthy successors to its speed and style mantle.” The Flying Scotsman is the first steam locomotive to achieve an authenticated speed of 100mphCredit:Jim Holden / Alamy Live News The world-famous Flying Scotsman travelled alongside two trains from Virgin Trains’s revitalised fleet, an HST (Class 43), an InterCity225 (Class 91), and the rail operator’s brand new train Virgin Azuma (Class 800), which will come into service in 2018.Featuring engineering work dating back to 1850, the fantastic-four set off from Tollerton, North Yorks, travelling side by side in a staggered formation at 25mph.center_img The Flying Scotsman  Paul Kirkman, director for the National Railway Museum in York which owns the Flying Scotsman, said: “The East Coast Main Line has long been famed for speed and style.”In the 19th century elegant locomotives were designed to haul trains on this route, cementing its reputation as a railway racing stretch operated by thoroughbred engines.”The four train line up epitomises the evolution of the later generation of fast, elegant and stylish trains – all with a shared bloodline – that epitomise the history of the route from the 1850s to today.” flying scotsman Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “We’re immensely proud to be flying the flag for this once in a generation railway spectacular. Virgin Trains' new Azuma travels in the same direction alongside the The Flying Scotsman and two of the rail operator's revitalised present day fleet - to depict the past, present and future of UK rail travel, in a world first event, in the North Yorkshire countryside Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Virgin Trains’ new Azuma travels in the same direction alongside the The Flying Scotsman and two of the rail operator’s revitalised present day fleetCredit:PA The fleet arrived in York on SundayCredit:PAlast_img read more

Roland Mikler stays in Pick Szeged until 2014

Hungarian NT goalkeeper, Roland Mikler (28) has good level of performance in the last few seasons. That is the reason why Pick Szeged wanted to keep him. New contract is signed until 2014. Pick SzegedRoland Mikler ← Previous Story Christiansen ended career – Thank you, Lars! Next Story → Emir Kurtagic stays VfL Gummerbach’s coach!

Apple Store un nouveau point de vente à SaintLaurentduVar

first_imgApple Store : un nouveau point de vente à Saint-Laurent-du-VarFrance – Apple poursuit son implantation en France et ouvre un quatrième store griffé de la pomme. La firme américaine a choisi Saint-Laurent-du-Var pour cette nouvelle boutique.Un quatrième Apple Store voit le jour en France. Après deux points de vente à Paris et un autre à Montpellier, le géant de l’informatique a choisi de s’implanter à Saint-Laurent-du-Var. Le magasin, d’une superficie de 500 m², ouvrira ses portes samedi. Bien que ce nouveau réseau de distribution soit gênant pour les vendeurs agréés Apple, la firme à la pomme prévoit de continuer son développement en proposant des magasins à Strasbourg, Vélizy, Bordeaux, Marseille et Lyon. En 2009, les Apple Store ont généré 6,6 milliards de dollars de chiffre d’affaires dans le monde.Le 25 août 2010 à 12:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Herrera praises Solskjaer for team bonding

first_imgAnder Herrera has credited Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s man management skills and rapport with the squad for Manchester United’s change in fortune in recent weeks.The Red Devils resurgence since the exit of Jose Mourinho has brought back belief and joy to the club with the club currently mounting a late push for a top four position.Solskjaer has masterminded an eight-game winning streak with one draw following his arrival in December..@LCFC have taken 7️⃣ points from a last possible 9️⃣ against top 6 sides – only Wolves have won more pts v top 6 this season (of bottom 14 clubs)@ManUtd’s PL rank under Solskjaer1st Points (19)1st Goals (19)1st Shots (121)1st Conceded (6)Super Sunday on SS PL from 1pm 📺— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) February 1, 2019Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.And with the likes of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all enjoying a good run of form since he took charge at Old Trafford, Ander Herrera has opened up on what he believes is the key behind the success story ahead of Sunday’s Premier League trip to Leicester City.“Ole had that click with some players that they are performing at their best,” Herrera told ESPN FC. “He is getting the best from Rashford, he is getting the best from Paul, he is getting the best from Anthony, from Jesse. That’s not easy.“When you are a manager, we sometimes speak too much about tactics. But the most difficult thing for a manager is to get the best from his best players and this manager is doing it. We have all seen it.”Herrera, 29, has equally benefited from Solskjaer’s appointment saying: “I have been told a lot of times ‘you should wear the armband in the future’ but I don’t need it.“I don’t go crazy with that. I think the best thing a team can have is different leaders. We need it from all the players.“Of course I am very thankful to the fans that feel I can be the captain or the leader of the club but I honestly don’t think that we should have only one. I feel I could be a leader in some moments but I don’t think I am the only leader at the club.”last_img read more

Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence on Depression

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Nov 2014 – Magnetic Media reached out to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence in light of the recent tragedies where Turks and Caicos families are suffering losses of loved ones due to emotional or mental challenges… two suicides this year within the country; two mothers characterized as having postpartum depression and two little children hurt; one, a six year old killed in the Cayman Islands; dying according to the autopsy due to stab wounds allegedly by her mother … another, a now 7-month old, comatose, nearly drowned in a Florida canal allegedly by his mother. For a small island nation, it is alarming to learn of cases of depression and mood disorders from our department and yet Dr Alicia Malcolm explained: “Today, depression is estimated to affect 350 million people around the world. Here in the Turks and Caicos Islands, it is the second leading mental disorder for which treatment is sought. Over the past three months, approximately 32 cases of a Major Depressive/Mood Disorder have been reported to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence.” The Dept, which falls under Health and Human services called their treatment regimen effective… and there were tips given on what to look out for, signals that something is not right. I quote from that press statement today: “Anybody who expresses suicidal thoughts or intentions should be taken very seriously. Warning signs that someone may be thinking about or planning to commit suicide include the following: Always talking or thinking about death; Clinical depression — deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating — that gets worse; Having a “death wish,” tempting fate by taking risks that could lead to death, such as driving fast or running red lights; Losing interest in things one used to care about; Making comments about being hopeless, helpless, or worthless; Putting affairs in order, tying up loose ends, changing a will; Saying things like “it would be better if I wasn’t here” or “I want out”; Sudden, unexpected switch from being very sad to being very calm or appearing to be happy; Talking about suicide or killing one’s self and if someone you know and love is Visiting or calling people to say goodbye then, says Dr Malcolm that could also be an indicator. Late Tuesday, the nation was stunned by news that 33 year old Grand Turk native and Florida resident Inakesha Brooks-Armour committed suicide. The mother, who had been held in the case of her son Cayden Armour was said to be suffering PPD, and one day before facing the formal charges in a South Florida courtroom, she is believed to have intentionally overdose on meds. Mother Questionned in the Killing 6 year old Son TCI to get mental health crisis team Related Items:cayden armour, clinical depression, Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence, Post partum depression Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Woman Suffering Postpartum Depression Commits Suicide Recommended for youlast_img read more

Sri Lankan Minister John Amaratunga says Easterbombing caused a

first_imgChennai: Sri Lankan Tourism Minister John Amaratunga has said that post-Easter bombings, the tourism industry in his country has suffered a huge loss. “Post-bomb attack of April 21st on Easter, Sri Lankan tourism faced a very bad phase. We had a huge loss in the tourism industry and we were handicapped. Now our intelligence and police department have guaranteed safe tourism in Sri Lanka,” he said while speaking at a programme here on Wednesday. Also Read – Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley Advertise With Us “All those indulged in the attack are now in custody and facing charges. Many countries which passed travel advisories to their citizens have withdrawn it. Now Sri Lanka is absolutely safe to travel,” he added. The Minister said that the relationship between India and Sri Lanka is on a high note. “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited Sri Lanka during his second term as PM,” he said.last_img read more

Sylhet hillock collapse death toll now 6

first_img-At least six people, including five madrasah students, were killed and another injured as a portion of hill collapsed on them while extracting stones from a hillock in Kanaighat upazila in Sylhet on Tuesday morning, reports UNB.The deceased are: Nahid Ahmed, 13, his brother Shakil Ahmed, 11, sons of Almas Uddin of Kandala village in Kaliprasad union, Maruf Ahmad, 13, son of Masbir Ali of Kandala village, Abdul Kadir, 13, son of Ana Miah, Jakir Ahmed, 18, son of Yunus Ali, and Sundar Ali, 35, son of Abdul Bari.Abdul Ahad, officer-in-charge of Kanaighat police station, said the incident happened in ‘Banglatila’ owned by Forest Department around 9am.Members of Fire Service and Civil Defence launched a drive after the incident and they recovered six bodies and injured Mahfuz Alam, 12, from there, the OC added.Additional police super of Sylhet Shamsul Alam Sarker said the madrasah students were engaged in extracting stones by the Lovachhara River to collect money to purchase their desired products in a makeshift fair which has been arranged marking the waz mahfil of a local madrasah.Meanwhile, two probe bodies were formed to look into the incident.Additional deputy commissioner (Revenue) of Sylhet district will lead one of the committees consisting of three members, said Debjit Singha, deputy director of Local Government Engineering Department.The committee has been asked to submit its report within three days.Sylhet district police formed the other three-member committee, led by additional police super Abul Hasnat.This committee has also been asked to submit report within three days.The families of the deceased were given Tk 15,000 each while the family of the lone injured was provided Tk 10,000 on behalf of the district administration, Singha added.last_img read more

Korean mountain Buddhist temples listed as World Heritage sites

first_imgThis undated handout photo released by UNESCO on 30 June, 2018 via Yonhap shows the Buseoksa temple in Yeongju. Photo: AFPSeven ancient Korean mountain temples, which typify the way Buddhism in the country has merged with indigenous beliefs and styles, were listed as UNESCO world heritage sites on Saturday.The seven mountain temples — Seonamsa, Daeheungsa, Beopjusa, Magoksa, Tongdosa, Bongjeongsa, Buseoksa — were all established during the Three Kingdoms period that lasted until the 7th century AD.UNESCO made the announcement at a meeting in the Bahraini capital Manama.Buddhism was imported to the Korean peninsula in the fourth century and accepted by the ancient kingdoms of Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla, establishing it as the national religion for more than 1,000 years.During the religion’s heyday in the fifth and sixth centuries many houses of worship were built under strong state patronage, accelerating the importation of Buddhist culture, architecture and style.Over time elements of traditional Korean beliefs merged into the religion, forming the Tong Buddhist doctrine, meaning consolidation or integration, and temple architectural layouts followed suit.This undated handout photo released by UNESCO on 30 June, 2018 via Yonhap shows the Seonamsa temple in South Jeolla province. Photo: AFPBuildings were constructed in supposedly auspicious locations and many temples set up in hilly areas, in line with the traditional Korean reverence for mountains and the Zen focus on meditation in a calm environment.Temples were built on high positions protected by hills and commanding an open view over other mountains.A typical mountain temple has a long winding entrance path up the slope, buildings laid out in a square with an inner courtyard in the middle.The most important hall is on the highest level at the back, and halls for meditation, everyday living areas for monks, and a pavilion form the other three sides.But Buddhism’s influence began to wane after the Chosun dynasty, which took over in the 14th century, adopted Confucianism as its ideology and launched an extensive and enduring crackdown on the religion.It forced many urban temples to close, leaving only those in remote hills to survive.last_img read more