Greg Chappell’s presence won’t benefit Aussies, says Sourav Ganguly

first_imgSourav Ganguly (left) and Greg Chappell.Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that Greg Chappell’s presence in the Australian dressing room, trying to plot the downfall of Indian batsmen, won’t be of much benefit for the home team. A report in the Daily Telegraph stated that former India coach Chappell has been invited to address the Aussie players on how to tackle Sachin Tendulkar.”If you look back at the 2008 series which happened to be my last, Chappell was present in Australian team’s support staff. Yet we won the series 2-0. Therefore, I don’t think his presence would make any difference this time also,” Ganguly told Aaj Tak.last_img read more

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Join the Conversation About Big Goals for 2012

first_imgStill figuring out what you want to tackle in 2012? Get motivated and inspired with the DIY Business Association’s Twitter chat this Thursday, January 5. The theme? Setting Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals for the new year. Here are the basics: DIYBA Twitter Chat Thursday, January 5, 7–8 p.m. EST Theme: What’s your #BHAG2012? Your special guest co-hosts for this chat are Kari Chapin, author of The Handmade Marketplace (@karichapin), Amazon’s top-selling craft book of 2010, and Christen Carter, Founder/CEO of Busy Beaver Buttons (@BusyBeaverCC). If you’re new to Twitter chats, DIYBA has a primer on their website. You can also read more about those BHAGs. Folks are already getting started on the Facebook page for the event, too.last_img read more

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Exercise crucial for good health in depression patients

first_imgNew York, June 28 (PTI) Exercise may be just as crucial to a depression patient’s good health as finding an effective antidepressant, say scientists who found that the high fitness level at middle-age can protect the heart from the negative effects of the mental disorder. Researchers University of Texas in the US has brought into focus multiple ways in which depression can affect health and mortality. It has also explored the most common dilemma among patients – How does one cope with hopelessness and still find motivation to exercise? “Maintaining a healthy dose of exercise is difficult, but it can be done. It just requires more effort and addressing unique barriers to regular exercise,” said Madhukar Trivedi, the study published in Journal of the American Medical Association.Depression has been linked to several other chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and chronic kidney disease, in which anti-depressants are less likely to help. For patients with these conditions, the more appropriate treatment may be exercise.”The reasons behind this may partly be connected to the general health effects of physical activity, including the fact that exercise decreases inflammation that may cause depression. By reducing inflammation, the risk for depression and heart disease are lowered,” Trivedi said.”The findings are just as relevant to younger age groups, in particular college-age adults who are just entering the workforce. This is the age where we typically see physical activity drop off because they’re not involved in school activities and sports,” he said.”Being active and getting psychotherapy are sometimes the best prescription, especially in younger patients who don’t have severe depression,” researchers said.advertisementThey worked on a database of participants who had their cardio-respiratory fitness measured at an average age of 50 years. They used Medicare administrative data to establish correlations between the participants’ fitness at midlife to rates of depression and heart disease in older age.Among the findings, participants with high fitness were 56 per cent less likely to eventually die from heart disease following a depression diagnosis.Trivedi recommended the people diagnosed with depression to set aside a consistent time to exercise every day, keep a log to track progress, to exercise with a friend, or to assign someone to hold them accountable for maintaining the exercise regimen. PTI MHN MHNMHNlast_img read more

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Barcelona trapped in a recurring nightmare that began at Anfield

first_imgShare on Messenger Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann has received a frosty welcome from some team-mates since arriving from Atlético Madrid. Photograph: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images Twitter But they carried on; Josep Maria Bartomeu, the president, backed Valverde and some players did too: they were comfortable. Too comfortable. Valverde stands accused of allowing it. The decline went largely unchallenged. It is not that Barcelona are bad so much as that they’re nothing in particular. De Jong came, someone to reinforce the model, but not always in his place: he has played too wide or not at all. The men alongside him have changed. There have been five different lineups in six weeks.Antoine Griezmann arrived, a year late. He has two positions: one is Messi’s, the other is Suárez’s. The welcome was cold; those two wanted Neymar instead. Barcelona pursued the Brazilian publicly, driven by the president. They didn’t sign him, but he cost them. The players who wanted him weren’t happy, Messi among them, and the players that didn’t weren’t either. Asked how sick of it he was on a scale of one to 10, Valverde said 9.5.Barcelona offered PSG players in part-exchange, but didn’t tell the players that. One was Ousmane Dembélé, another was Philippe Coutinho before he was loaned to Bayern Munich. The attempt to sell the players they bought to replace Neymar, at a cost greater than his, to buy the Brazilian back again was the perfect portrait of the whole sorry story.The sporting directors have rotated as much as the players, the latest happily heading off to Paris to chase a player he couldn’t get. Meanwhile, the players flew east then west, preseason trumping the actual season. Then they came back and lost in Bilbao, which turned out to be just the start. Firpo fell down within a minute on his debut. The rest of them had been falling for far longer. “We have a long, hard season ahead of us,” Luis Suárez said on Saturday night, and he meant it. Osasuna 0-0 Real Betis; Villarreal 2-0 Valladolid; Levante 0-0 Eibar; Atlético 0-0 Celta; Granada 2-0 Barcelona; Getafe 4-2 Mallorca; Espanyol 1-3 Real Sociedad; Valencia 1-1 Leganés;Athletic Bilbao 2-0 Alavés; Sevilla 0-1 Real Madrid Marcus Thuram’s derby double lifts Gladbach from European humiliation Share on Facebook Pinterest Thank you for your feedback. Barcelona Reuse this content Inter’s perfect start is flattering but they are in better shape than Milan Read more La Liga Hide Talking points And this is more than that old, facile line about how Barcelona can’t defend: they can’t attack either. At Granada, they had one shot on target. Sure, they have been without Messi, Suárez, Dembélé, Neymar too, but it’s not about that either; it’s about the most basic thing of all, the essence of Barcelona, perhaps hidden behind Messi for too long: the play. Against Liverpool, there was something deeper than defeat. That this is a team losing its religion is an old debate, politicised and exaggerated: Barcelona have been the best team in Spain by miles over the last two years. For all the flaws, Anfield remains hard to explain. Nor were they as heretical, as un-Barça as some accusations had it. But there is something in it, in the lack of a structure, an idea, a commitment to an identity.It has been hard to avoid the feeling that too few of those that mattered, manager included, believed in the model. Slowly, football slipped from them. Xavi and Iniesta have gone. Messi is too often the team – a process in which he may not be entirely blameless – and one day, he will be gone too. That has created a kind of desperation. After the defeat in Liverpool, Valverde’s time appeared to have come to a close, but it didn’t. It is hard to see how you can recover from a moment like that. There’s a feeling this is a season too far – two seasons too far, some critics insist. There are parallels to Guardiola’s fourth season and Luis Enrique’s third. Defeat brought opportunity, a chance to reset. Show Read more Share on Twitter On the night when Granada, with a budget that couldn’t pay Messi let alone everyone else at the Camp Nou, their salary cap 18 times lower than Barcelona’s, deservedly won 2-0, the story should have been about them. What they had done was, in their manager’s too-literally-translated words, “barbaric”. It should have been about how 11 of their players on Saturday were in the second division while Barcelona won the league last season. About how they have lost just once, against Sevilla on their first home game back in primera, and won three in a row since without conceding. It should have been about how victory momentarily took them top. Granada. Top. But it wasn’t. And not just because Diego Martínez, their manager, insisted that looking at the league was a “waste of time”. Or even because the story almost never is about them when it can be about them.It was because there was something about the way Barcelona were defeated, the way it managed to shock and not shock at all, that ran deeper. This wasn’t just one game, and certainly wasn’t just two men – still less Junior or Vidal, or even just Ernesto Valverde – however bad it had been. And, boy, had it been bad. It was difficult to remember a performance worse than this, and yet there was no lack of contenders.This was sudden; it was also a long time coming. Dreadful in defence, in midfield, up front. Nothing worked. “Not even with Messi,” ran the cover of AS, and there was something telling in that too. On Friday morning, El Mundo Deportivo gleefully splashed on Real Madrid in crisis. By the following night, it was Barcelona who were. And by the night after, Madrid were top.“This Barcelona lies in ruins,” AS’s headline ran. “Another disaster,” El Mundo Deportivo said. At the end, Frenkie De Jong approached the fans and apologised. He must have wondered where he had ended up. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. “For Barcelona, every stadium is Anfield now,” wrote Santi Giménez. “They are a drama of epic proportions, where anyone can strip them bare with startling ease.” Something broke that night. Or maybe it’s more accurate to suggest that something was revealed, and has not been remedied.They carried on regardless, reluctant to challenge the old order. But once it had happened it was more likely to happen again, a recurring nightmare. Rome resurfaced in Liverpool, and Liverpool resurfaces anywhere: Bilbao, Pamplona, Granada, Dortmund. The Camp Nou is one thing but Barcelona haven’t won away since April. “I am responsible,” Valverde said. He meant for Saturday night but there’s more. It is early, but it is their worst start in 25 years, and for all the coincidences – injuries, penalties, daft individual mistakes – it isn’t entirely coincidental. They’ve trailed in four of their five games and conceded in all of them. No one in La Liga has conceded more goals. • Zinedine Zidane did something even he hadn’t done before: he took Real Madrid to the Sánchez Pizjuán and won. The last time they won 1-0 there, he was playing. It wasn’t sparkling, but it didn’t have to be; they just needed the victory and Zidane, under pressure, needed it most of all. “A lot’s been said,” the Frenchman noted. Now it was his turn and he kept returning to the same word: solidaridad. Whether it will work elsewhere is a different matter. As Jorge Valdano put it on Sunday night: “What Madrid did today they can’t keep doing: Hazard, Bale and James will have to go forward, not defend at the back.”• “Agua, agua.” Kieran Trippier needed a drink, so someone in the south end threw him a bottle. He took a swig and threw it back. A thumbs up and there was applause. Atlético’s fans have really taken to him. Trippier has provided more deliveries into the box than anyone else in the Atlético side, but this time it was not enough: they couldn’t find a way past Celta.• “Peter Lim, go home” read the banner at Mestalla, where a 1-1 draw was played out to protests against the owner. At one point, fans chanted the name of sacked manager Marcelino. Rodrigo wagged his finger; he loved Marcelino more than anyone, but now was the time to get behind the new coach, he explained afterwards. When the supporters chanted his name instead, he applauded.• Athletic are top for the first time since the opening day of 2005-06. Unbeaten, only one goal conceded in five, they’re now unbeaten in 17 at home and this is their best start in 25 years. features Topics Share via Email The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football Read more Real Madrid Was this helpful? Lionel Messi European club football Facebook Quick guide La Liga results Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Pretty much the first thing Junior Firpo did as a Barça player was miss the ball. The second was to fall flat on his face. He had been on the pitch for 54 seconds and as he lay on the grass, the soundtrack provided by a bloke with a swanee whistle and a set of cymbals, he watched the men in red and white run beyond him and a familiar scene unfold. It was happening again, only faster. At Athletic Bilbao on the opening night, Barcelona had gone behind in the 89th minute; against Betis a week later, it was the 17th; and at Osasuna, the sixth.This time, in week five at Granada, they had only just made it to the second when Ramon Azeez scored. This time, they wouldn’t make it out of trouble. As for Junior, signed from Real Betis for €18m in the summer, he didn’t make it out for the second half. Lionel Messi did, at last making his first league appearance of the season, and so did Ansu Fati, their hope at 16. Even they couldn’t salvage anything from this wreckage. Arturo Vidal came on too. Pretty much the first thing he did was boot the ball off. The second was stick a hand out in the area. From the penalty spot, Álvaro Vadillo made it 2-0. It was all over. And, it was tempting to conclude, even this early, all might actually mean all. Barcelona had been beaten. Barcelona are beaten, it seems. Share on Pinterestlast_img read more

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10 months agoAthletic Bilbao president Elizegi: Basque Country v Spain

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Athletic Bilbao president Elizegi: Basque Country v Spainby Carlos Volcano2018-12-30 10:31:24.000000Send to a friendShare the loveAthletic Bilbao president Aitor Elizegi says they’ll be active in January.Looking ahead to January and the transfer window, Elizegi hinted there could be some deals to arrive.”We’re speaking to the players we are looking at,” he said.”We have to get closer to them to know how they feel and, as always, show respect to the teams they play for.”Athletic have a policy that only sees them use Basque players, which has often earned them a lot of praise around the world.”I would like to see the Basque Country represented in the European Championship,” Elizegi said to El Larguero.”I don’t care if people get upset or angry.”Basque Country v Spain is also something I would like to see, it would be a beautiful match.” last_img read more

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India went to World Cup 2019 without ironing out their flaws: Questions Ravi Shastri must answer

first_imgIndia went to World Cup 2019 without ironing out their flaws: Questions Ravi Shastri must answerRavindra Jadeja’s heroic 77 went in vain as India crashed to an 18-run defeat to New Zealand in the semi-final of the 2019 Cricket World Cup after Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul flopped in a run chase of 240.advertisement Rajarshi Gupta ManchesterJuly 10, 2019UPDATED: July 10, 2019 23:29 IST Ravi Shastri as coach has a lot of questions to answer after India’s defeat in WC semis. (Reuters Photo)Yuvraj Singh. Manish Pandey. Ajinkya Rahane. Suresh Raina. Ambati Rayudu. Shreyas Iyer. All these batsmen were tried and dropped as India sought to address their middle-order woes in the lead-up to the 2019 Cricket World Cup.For the last 3 years, India had dominated teams the world over. Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were on fire. India’s top 3 batsmen turned into an unstoppable force.And in Jasprit Bumrah, they found a pacer who would go on to become the world’s best in ODIs. And along the way, they found two wrist-spinners who would bamboozle batsmen with their guile and variations. But one major problem kept Indian cricket on tenterhooks.The middle-order. Who would bat at No.4? Who would bat at No.5? Who would finish games for India? Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina were formidable in their prime but India soon realised they were no more the players they once were.Virat Kohli believed Rahane could be a good option in England but surprisingly, he did not even get a look-in after the South Africa tour in eary 2018.Months before the World Cup, the Indian team management decided Vijay Shankar could be a great asset in the middle-order. Called in as a like-for-like replacement for Hardik Pandya who was banned for his controversial comments on Koffee with Karan, Shankar was touted as a viable middle-order batsman because he could also offer a few overs of medium pace.In List A cricket, Vijay Shankar has an average of 36.32. In the Indian domestic set-up, there are many more batsmen with much better averages. Yet, the Indian team decided to go in with Vijay Shankar who had only debuted in January, months before the World Cup.advertisementBefore the World Cup began, Vijay Shankar had played a grand total of 9 ODIs with a best of 46. He played only 3 matches in the tournament before being ruled out with a toe injury. At no point during the World Cup, did he look like he could solve India’s middle-order puzzle?Rishabh Pant, a promising batsman undoubtedly, was called in as a replacement for opener Shikhar Dhawan. Pant is a wicketkeeper-batsman, is only 20 and had played only 5 matches before the World Cup. To his credit, Pant showed character with scores of 32, 48 and 32 in 3 out of 4 innings in the tournament.All these decisions were surprising but not enough questions were raised. Going into the World Cup, India did not groom their middle-order. A handful of games was never going to be enough.The middle-order conundrum was years in the making. There were players who had made an impact: Manish Pandey and Ajinkya Rahane were deemed solid players but they were inexplicably discarded.QUESTIONS FOR RAVI SHASTRI Ravi Shastri took over as coach in 2017 after Anil Kumble stepped down because of a rift with Virat Kohli. Shastri had enough time to plug the hole in that middle-order and call the shots. What were his inputs on the several middle-order options India tried out?What was Shastri’s role in deciding MS Dhoni’s batting order? What was Shastri’s role in helping batsmen tackle with overcast conditions which aided swing? What has so far been Ravi Shastri’s role in the Indian team?Ravi Shastri was team director in 2015 when India stormed into the World Cup semi-finals and lost to Australia. He was the popular choice after Kumble resigned in 2017. Both captain and coach have often spoken openly of their admiration for each other. Yet, there were gaps in team selection and tactics.MS Dhoni was sent in at No.7 when he clearly was no longer the finisher he once used to be. Dinesh Karthik who had batted only once throughout the World Cup, walked in at No.5 with the team tottering at 5 for 3. It was mayhem in the first half of the Indian innings before Ravindra Jadeja played the innings of his life to give India a glimmer of hope.Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was livid to see Dhoni sitting in the pavilion when India had lost their top run-scorers in the tournament. Ganguly wondered why Shastri wasn’t more proactive in deciding the line-up.”When your captain is out on the field, you expect your vice-captain, you expect your coach. But you have got to be proactive,” Ganguly said during his commentary stint when asked if Shastri would be empowered to change the batting order while the captain was out in the middle.Yes, India had a terrific campaign in the lead-up the semis but familiar problems did them in. Like in Dharamsala, like in England before, like in Hamilton, India were undone by the swing. Like in the Champions Trophy final, once India lost Kohli and Rohit, the rest of the middle-order failed (barring Hardik Pandya in the Champions Trophy and Jadeja and Dhoni in the World Cup semi-final).advertisementIndia went to play a World Cup without ironing out their flaws, hoping Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli would carry them through. Well, Dhawan was ruled out with an injury, Rohit Sharma did everything he could with 5 hundreds and Virat Kohli, though not at his best, scored 448 runs. But the rest of the puzzles remained unsolved.Ravi Shastri as coach has a lot of questions to answer.Also Read | Virat Kohli, KL Rahul had nervous energy while defending the ball: Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | Ravindra Jadeja has ripped me apart by bits and pieces of sheer brilliance: Sanjay ManjrekarAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs New ZealandFollow Semi-final Nextlast_img read more

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Four Roses Honors Al Young With Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Small Batch Bourbon

first_img Bruichladdich Distillery Unveils its New Octomore Scotch Whisky Series If you’ve ever had a question about Four Roses, no matter how obscure, there’s one man to turn to, Four Roses Ambassador Al Young. Young has been around for fifty of the brand’s one hundred twenty-nine years and, to mark the occasion, Four Roses is releasing their 2017 Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Small Batch Bourbon to honor Young’s decades of dedication and tireless work with the brand.Young’s done a lot of the years for Four Roses. Most notably, in 1990, he was named Distillery Manager and then in 2007 he became the Four Roses Ambassador. It makes sense, too, that Young is also the brand’s historian, having literally written the book on the brand—Four Roses: The Return of a Whiskey Legend—which came out in 2010.For this special edition release, four of Four Roses’ ten recipes (created from two mashbills and five proprietary yeast strains) were hand-selected together by Young and Master Distiller Brent Elliott. This special Small batch bourbon follows the release of 2016’s Elliott’s Select, the first special release created by Master Distiller Brent Elliott.The recipe for this special edition (which will be bottled at 54.9% ABV) includes five percent, 23-year-old OBSV (delicate fruitiness, with hints of spice, vanilla and caramel), twenty-five percent fifteen-year-old OBSK (full-bodied, light spice, caramel), fifty percent  thirteen-year-old OESV (light, creamy, fruity), and twenty-percent twelve-year-old OBSF (herbal, full-bodied).This combination of bourbons, according to Elliott, creates a whiskey that has honeysuckle and caramel on the nose, peach and apricot stone fruit flavors that mix with oak and sweet, rich fig on the palate, and a slightly minty finish.In addition to the liquor inside, the bottle, too, will be a limited-edition throwback that is modeled on the design from 1967—the year Young started at Four Roses. Around 10,000 bottles are being produced. It will launch on June 10 and cost $150. The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries The Best Wheated Bourbon Alternatives to Pappy All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall Editors’ Recommendations The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sourlast_img read more

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Stars Help Fund Nelson Mandela Memorial At Cape Town Airport

first_imgInternational travellers passing through Cape Town International Airport will soon be greeted by a giant tapestry in memory of global human rights defender Nelson Mandela.Amnesty International, through its Art for Amnesty project, has commissioned acclaimed artist, Peter Sis, to design the giant memorial tapestry honouring Madiba, for unveiling on 10 December 2015, International Human Rights day.Measuring over 6 × 3 metres, and woven by Atelier Pinton in Aubusson, France, ‘Flying Madiba’, as it is called, will be displayed in the ‘meeters and greeters’ area of the international arrivals hall of Cape Town International Airport.The Mandela tapestry project is a partnership between Art for Amnesty and the Cape Town International Airport and is endorsed by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.The project has been generously backed and funded by Bono and The Edge of U2, John Legend, Peter Gabriel, Sting and Yoko Ono.“We hope that this magnificent tapestry will provide a constant reminder to the millions of passengers passing beneath it of the enduring human rights legacy of Nelson Mandela, not only for South Africa but for the world,” said Art for Amnesty founder Bill Shipsey. “Madiba was and still is an inspiration to us all. His example teaches us that we all need to take injustice personally.”Nelson Mandela received Amnesty International’s most prestigious award, the ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ Award, in 2006.“Nelson Mandela was the greatest world leader in our life time,” said Yoko Ono. “His memory needs to be honoured now more than ever. I am so pleased to be part of this artistic tribute to a great man.”“Under Apartheid, Mandela had seen his people’s extraordinary suffering,” added Peter Gabriel, musician, human rights campaigner, and recipient of the 2008 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award. “They were denied basic rights, often brutally beaten, unjustly imprisoned and murdered. Yet after 27 years in jail, he was willing to trust the humanity and idealism of his oppressors, without whom, he knew he could not achieve a peaceful transition of power and the realisation of the Rainbow Nation that was his dream. There is no other example of such inspirational leadership in my lifetime.”last_img read more

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Liberals have options to help millennials buy homes would be a vote

OTTAWA — Housing experts say Ottawa has several options as it looks for ways to help more millennials enter the Canadian housing market in an era of pricey real estate and rising borrowing costs.University of British Columbia associate professor Paul Kershaw says there’s no silver bullet to making real estate more affordable for younger people but boosting the permanently affordable supply of housing could help.He says so could limiting zoning rules that encourage lower-density neighbourhoods.Finance Minister Bill Morneau said this week Ottawa is exploring measures to put home ownership within reach for more millennials, a generation made up of people who are now in their mid-20s to late-30s.He says real-estate affordability is a big challenge for millennials and has been one of the Liberals’ top housing concerns since they came to power in 2015.He hasn’t elaborated on what options he is considering but experts say a millennials housing policy could be a vote winner in next fall’s federal election among this increasingly critical demographic.The Canadian Press read more

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92yearold man on a mobility scooter pulled over by police on busy

first_img 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. Police were alerted to the incident following reports from concerned members of the public and the man was taken home. A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Around 2.25pm police received reports of a man driving a mobility scooter on the M74 near to Strathclyde Park.”Police attended and the 92-year-old man was taken home by officers.” An elderly man was pulled over by police for driving his mobility scooter on a busy motorway. Officers stopped the 92-year-old man close to junction six on the M74 near Motherwell and Hamilton in Lanarkshire on Saturday afternoon. The pensioner was pulled over after a police car signalled him to stop near Strathclyde Park at about 2.25pm. last_img read more

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The 9 at 9 Monday

first_imgEVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee.1. #NO LET-UP: An ‘orange alert’ warning from Met Éireann remains in place this morning, after a weekend of heavy rain, strong winds and flooding. The West was worst hit, and OPW minister Brian Hayes is on his way to Limerick to assess the damage.2. #TRIBUTES: Friend and former co-stars of Philip Seymour Hoffman have been paying tribute following the death of the Oscar-winning actor. The 46-year-old died yesterday from an apparent drug overdose. HollywoodReporter.com have put together a compilation of his most memorable roles.3. #DEALS: 122 holders of distressed mortgages have reached settlements with AIB as part of a new initiative between the bank and advice group the Irish Mortgage Holder Organisation. The IMHO was given €150,000 by AIB last November towards the running of a third party body to advise mortgage-holders behind in their payments.4. #BONUSES: Chairman of NAMA Frank Daly has said bonus payments may be necessary in order to keep key personnel at the agency. According to the Irish Examiner, the board of NAMA is so concerned about the issue its begun talks with the Finance Minister.5. #ARRESTS: Two men have been arrested in Waterford after young man was seriously assaulted in the early hours of yesterday morning. The 22-year-old was assaulted shortly after midnight yesterday in the Williamstown area of the city and is said to be in a critical condition.6. #RAPID TRANSPORT: The National Transport Authority is proposing three rapid bus transit routes for Dublin which could cut journey times from the suburbs to the city by almost 40 per cent, The Irish Times is reporting. The three routes would cost up to €650 million.7. #HOODWINKED Over 4,000 learner drivers have been duped into booking their theory test on ‘rogue’ UK websites, and they’ve paid over the odds to do so. According to The Irish Times, the Road Safety Authority is concerned about the situation and is launching a new campaign to steer Irish learners in the right direction.8. #BAD SMELL: It’s emerged the Department of Social Protection spent almost €4,000 investigating bad smells in 2011. On two occasions in different locations the Department carried out an “investigation of odour/smells”. The Department has not confirmed what the smells were.9. #PANTIGATE: Have you seen Panti’s powerful speech on the Abbey stage yet? The clip has racked up over 20,000 views on Youtube since last night. Around two thousand people congregated in Dublin city centre yesterday to protest at the treatment of debate around homophobia on RTÉ.last_img read more

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Départs de salariés chez la concurrence Google met la main à la

first_imgDéparts de salariés chez la concurrence : Google met la main à la pocheGoogle a vu plusieurs de ses ingénieurs passer à la concurrence ou lancer leurs propres entreprises. Pour éviter cette fuite des cerveaux, le groupe aurait augmenté le salaire de ses employés de 10%.Le groupe Google s’est vu contraint de relever les salaires de ses employés de 10% pour faire face aux départs de ses ingénieurs et dirigeants. Parmi ses 23.000 employés, plusieurs ont rejoint Facebook. Selon le Wall Street Journal, 10% des travailleurs du réseau social sont des anciens de Google.”Nous voulons être sûrs que vous ayez le sentiment d’être récompensés pour le gros travail fourni”, a écrit le PDG Eric Schmidt dans un mail adressé aux employés, cité par le journal américain. La tension monte donc entre les deux groupes d’autant que dans le même temps, Google s’oppose à la possibilité d’exporter des données d’un site vers l’autre (voir notre article).Le 12 novembre 2010 à 14:31 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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We March not going to PMs home

first_img Dump fire burning, deliberate act says Minister Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Air quality diminished, Acquinas monitoring Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 24, 2017 – Nassau – We march says it is going from the vicinity of ScotiaBank in Cable Beach to the vicinity of the Office of the Prime Minister and back on its April 2, 2017 march.   Renard Henfield, lead organizer said there was never any intention by the organization to take the protest to the home of the country’s leader and blamed the media for the firestorm of comments on that possible We March route.Some media aimed to show, however, that it was a lack of clarity by Henfield himself which led to questions to the Prime Minister about We March coming to his home; the PM warned against it for concern of rowdy confrontations.   Henfield said to media that he agrees and assured Mr. Christie that their organization is in no way interested in creating antagonistic situations between supporters and families.Among the issues in focus for We March Bahamas is immediate compensation to families affected by the dump fire.#MagneticMediaNews#WeMarchBahamas#Nassaudumpfire#WeMarchnotgoingtoPMhome Recommended for you No arrests likely for landfill fire, says Minister Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #NassauDumpFire, #WeMarchBahamas, #WeMarchnotgoingtoPMhomelast_img read more

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San Diego group announces campaign to build Virgin Mary statue overlooking border

first_imgSan Diego group announces campaign to build Virgin Mary statue overlooking border KUSI Newsroom, Posted: October 5, 2018 KUSI Newsroom October 5, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego residents and the San Diego Organizing Project announced a fundraising campaign Friday to build a 40-foot statue of the Virgin Mary overlooking the U.S.-Mexico border.The campaign is aimed at raising $1 million by early 2019 to match The California Endowment’s contribution toward construction of the statue, titled “Welcome the Stranger” and intended to evoke the likeness of the Statue of Liberty.Campaign supporters announced the fundraising drive about a mile north of the north of the border during the creation of an art installation at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, where San Diego residents were writing the names of friends and family affected by federal immigration policies on colored ribbons.“All people deserve to be treated with dignity and compassion, regardless of their background or immigration status,” said sculpture artist Jim Bliesner. “With this sculpture we can remember those who have struggled and provide hope for those who will follow.”Residents of the immigrant community in San Ysidro shared their migration stories, often describing Mary as a symbol of inspiration given her immigration to Egypt after the birth of Jesus Christ. According to Bliesner, the sculptured figure will hold a torch similar to the Statue of Liberty. It will also feature sharp angles and bright colors in Mary’s robe to symbolize the struggle and hope of the migrant journey.Campaign supporters who donate $150 or more will have their name inscribed on a brick at the site of the sculpture. Rewards for smaller donations include posters, T-shirts and a high-resolution graphic designed to be shared on social media.“We invite all Americans who believe in welcoming people with compassion to join us,” said Our Lady of Mount Carmel Deacon Joseluis Medina. “By donating at welcomethestranger.us and sharing the project with your friends and family, you can build a historic symbol of welcome for immigrants and refugees in our communities.” Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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House Votes to Go to Conference on Defense Bill

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The House on Thursday voted to go to conference on the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill after the Senate removed language from its version that ran afoul of a constitutional requirement that legislation affecting revenue must originate in the House.Fixing the procedural issue delayed the House vote by a day. After the vote, Republicans and Democrats in the House named their representatives to the conference committee. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) named 18 House Republican conferees; the Democrats will have 14. The Senate will likely name its conferees after the July 4 break, reported the Hill.The Senate stripped out a section from its version related to the treatment of the DOD Military Retirement Fund as a qualifying trust, which constitutes a revenue measure. Armed Services Chair John McCain (R-Ariz.) thanked Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for agreeing to the quick fix so that the House-Senate conference to reconcile the competing versions of the authorization bill would not be delayed.Earlier Thursday, House Armed Services Chair Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) was named chairman of the negotiations during a “pass the gavel” ceremony; the committees alternate who chairs the conference each year. Prior to the ceremony, Thornberry told reporters both sides would work hard to resolve differences in the two versions of the defense policy measure.“We’re going to work hard to resolve issues and try to get them done mid-July, or at least in time before the August break,” he said.McCain said he didn’t “know of any real markup differences” on major areas, according to the story.One overriding issue is President Obama’s threat to veto the authorization bill over its reliance on DOD’s war account to sidestep the Budget Control Act spending caps as well as the lack of language authorizing a new BRAC round.last_img read more

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Romanians vote on constitutional ban for gay marriage

first_imgRomanian clergymen take part in a rally in support of a `Yes` vote on the upcoming referendum, proposing changes to the constitution to prevent future recognition of same-sex marriages, in Draganesti, Romania on 4 Octobe 2018. Photo: ReutersRomanians began voting on Saturday on whether to change the constitution to comprehensively ban same sex marriage in a two-day referendum that rights activists say has stirred hate speech against LGBT people.The conservative state is already one of the only EU members to bar marriage or civil partnerships for same sex couples.But supporters of the proposal, including the Orthodox Church and all but one parliamentary party, say they want to go further and change the constitutional definition of marriage from a union of “spouses”, to one exclusively of a man and a woman to stop gay couples winning the right to marry in the future.Dozens of human rights groups, which are encouraging people to boycott the ballot, have warned that approval would embolden further attempts to chip away at the rights of minority groups and push Romania onto a populist, authoritarian track.A poll released on Friday by CURS estimated a turnout of 34 percent – above the needed 30 percent threshold – with 90 percent in favour of the change.A group called the Coalition for the Family collected 3 million signatures to enable the change. The lower house of parliament voted in favour last year and the senate followed in September, making the referendum the last needed stage.Some Coalition campaign posters urged people to vote “Yes” to defend family values or run the risk of gay couples stealing or adopting their children. A separate advert said a “No” vote would enable a man to marry a tree.”Many fear that what has happened in other countries, such as legalizing marriage between a man and an animal, could happen here,” the leader of the ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD), Liviu Dragnea, told television station Romania TV.Loose ControlsDays before the vote, the government relaxed anti-fraud monitoring and limited options for challenging the result, while the country’s broadcasting regulator eliminated a cut-off date for campaigning.”There are … no efficient, applicable mechanisms to verify fraud for this referendum,” independent think tank Expert Forum (EFOR) said, adding the conditions have created “a climate of distrust in the fairness of the process”.Some opposition politicians and activists have accused the PSD of using the vote as a smokescreen to divert attention from its leader’s legal problems, and its clashes with the European Commission over the rule of law.Dragnea’s appeal against a conviction in an abuse of office case begins on Oct. 8, one day after the vote.”The plan is clear: creating an anti-European sentiment in Romania that Liviu Dragnea can use when European officials ask him not to destroy the judicial system, rule of law and anti-corruption fight,” former Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos said.The government has dismissed the accusations and the Orthodox Church has said a “Yes” vote would be Christian, democratic and patriotic.Romania decriminalised homosexuality in 2001, decades after neighbouring countries and LGBT discrimination is widespread.last_img
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Cerners Cardiovascular Reporting Solution Unifies Cardiology

first_img Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Technology | Cardiac PACS | December 09, 2015 Cerner’s Cardiovascular Reporting Solution Unifies Cardiology Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Related Contentcenter_img News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Video Player is loading.ITN Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance AthletesPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 11:59Loaded: 1.36%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -11:59 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The PowerChart ECG viewer component includes communication integration and clinical Worklist functionality that presents a consolidated view of ECG information, visually incorporating prior encounters, critical results and observations.For more information: www.cerner.com  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Rescued Nicaragua miners join hunt for missing comrades

first_imgRelated posts:In Nicaragua, tarantulas are latest cash crop Russia’s Putin in Cuba, Nicaragua to rekindle Latin America ties Search for trapped miners in Nicaragua suspended Nicaraguan opposition has little chance of defeating Ortega BONANZA, Nicaragua – Twenty workers dramatically rescued from a collapsed Nicaraguan gold mine joined frantic efforts to find five comrades still missing after the cave-in, officials said Saturday.The rescued men were hauled out of the unlicensed gold mine one-by-one late Friday after being buried in a collapse at the unlicensed pit a day earlier.After being treated in hospital overnight, several of the men were discharged Saturday and swiftly joined efforts to locate five men still feared trapped.“The boys spent the night under observation in the hospital, where they were treated for dehydration,” said Gregorio Rocha, a spokesman for the mining company HEMCO, which is involved in rescue efforts.“The hospital treatment gave them the energy and some are now working to find the missing,” he told AFP.Rocha described the rescue of the 20 workers on Friday as a “great achievement.”“But it is balanced against the fact that we haven’t found the other five,” he added.The workers were evacuated from the collapsed mine using a pulley system.An AFP photographer at the scene described the survivors as “pretty tired, exhausted, dehydrated, muddy and dirty.”They were immediately embraced by family members and taken to the nearest hospital.Pictures from the scene showed some of the miners, wrapped in blankets, lying on stretchers or the backs of trucks surrounded by ecstatic loved ones.The accident happened at a mine near the town of Bonanza, which is perched on the side of a hill in a region that is home to Nicaragua’s biggest gold mines.There had been 27 “guiriseros,” or informal gold miners, working in the shaft when the mouth of the mine caved in because of a landslide triggered by heavy downpours, early Thursday morning.Word of the collapse only emerged late Thursday because the site is so remote, local disaster official Martha Lagos said.Two workers buried near the surface quickly managed to dig their way out after the collapse in the remote village of El Comal in northeastern Nicaragua, according to the local disaster prevention committee.The group of 20 miners — trapped in the mine shaft 800 meters (2,600 feet) underground — could be heard screaming for help from under the rubble, said Omar Medina, a miner who helped with the rescue efforts.“We heard the echo of their cries and answered,” he said.The five still missing may have fallen into a deep pit, said local authorities, explaining the rescue efforts were complex because the mine had been abandoned by companies and was being exploited anew by independent miners. At least 20 miners were trapped alive deep underground after an informal gold mine collapsed in northeastern Nicaragua, presidential spokeswoman Rosario Murillo said Friday. Inti Ocón/AFPModern gold rushBusiness has boomed over the past decade for Nicaragua’s guiriseros as the price of gold has risen from less than $400 an ounce to more than $1,200.They descend into old shafts and look for remaining gold — or dig even deeper to find new veins.Informal gold mining is the main source of employment in Bonanza, where officials estimate there are 6,000 guiriseros.Many of them have migrated there from other parts of the country in a modern-day gold rush.Bonanza’s population has jumped in the past decade from around 8,000 to 40,000, according to a regional official.Locals can earn $1,500 to $3,000 a month selling gold to foreign mining companies — a relative fortune in Nicaragua.Some informal miners work independently, while others are organized into officially authorized cooperatives.Bonanza forms one point of the Central American country’s so-called mining triangle in the remote Autonomous North Atlantic Region.The latest accident comes four years after 33 workers were trapped deep inside Chile’s San Jose copper and gold mine for more than two months, a drama that captured worldwide attention.It took rescuers 17 days to drill a small shaft to establish contact, and more than two months of painstaking effort to open a passage wide enough to pull them out one by one. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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