Familiar conditions in Jakarta will boost Saina Nehwal’s chances: Coach

first_imgCome next week and Saina Nehwal would be chasing the elusive World Championship title at one of her favourite hunting grounds, Jakarta, Indonesia, from August 10-16. The elite event has been a disappointment for Saina so far as she has stumbled at the quarter-finals five times.She, though, has plenty of good memories of Indonesia where she won her first Super Series title in 2009 and held the crowns again in 2010 and 2012. It is the only Super Series title she has won three times. She enjoys playing in the arena, and in front of a vocal and supportive crowd which has seen a young Saina slay top Chinese girls and emerge a star in world badminton.Coach Vimal Kumar rates Saina as a “strong contender” for the title and feels early adjustment to conditions will be the key to success. “I think adjusting to the conditions in Indonesia is going to be the key- the arena, the strong drift and the crowd- and whoever does it quickly will dominate,” Vimal told Mail Today.”Saina is one of the strongest contenders for the title but it is not going to be easy. Every match will be tough but if she plays to her potential, she can do it. Indonesia is one her favourite places and she likes the conditions there. She did well there in 2009 and 2010 but that was sometime back. Physically and technically she looks good. Saina has trained well and put in good effort in training.”Saina will definitely back herself, having enjoyed a good run this year that saw her cross a major hurdle in winning the India Open Super Series title, reach the final of All England Open, and above all making it to the summit of world rankings (No.1). Her reign at the top, however, lasted five weeks before being surpassed by Spanish sensation Carolina Marin, who is also the current world No.1 and All England champion. In fact, Marin and Saina, currently ranked No.1 and No.2 in rankings, have developed a keen rivalry.advertisementWith Chinese top three Li Xuerui (World No 3), Wang Yihan (World No.6) and Wang Shixian (World No. 7) losing their dominating grip this season, Vimal reckons it will be an interesting affair at the worlds. “After the Asian Games, the Chinese have not done that well and Saina, Carolina Marin, Ratchanok Intanon and Tai Tzu Ying have won majority of the Super Series titles. All of them will be up for it, while the Chinese players would also look to comeback.”One of Saina’s achievements this year is her clinical execution of Wang Yihan at the All England quarter-finals, an opponent whose fiercely attacking game has left the Indian bewildered in past. It was only her second win in 11 attempts against the Olympic silver medallist. The match was a crucial one in her career because of her perfect execution of a well thought-out strategy, a new dimension of her game under Vimal who has goaded Saina to be technically astute.”She has got little more variety into her game now, she is moving better and quick at the net. She is taking the shuttle early and she is more deceptive, and if she can do that under pressure, it will pay her more dividends. There will be tough matches for everybody right from the last 16 stage. She needs to be selffocused,” says Vimal.last_img read more

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Lawless UP: Goons thrash doctor inside hospital, staff go on strike

first_imgIn what highlights the lawlessness in Uttar Pradesh, a bunch of goons thrashed a government doctor inside a hospital in full public view in Sitapur. The men first attacked the doctor infront of the hospital and then dragged him inside the emergency room. The whole incident was caught on camera by some local mediamen.The doctor, Akhilesh Singh, told India Today that he was checking patients when some men barged into his hospital cabin and started thrashing him. It’s not clear yet why he was attacked. However, sources said the doctor was beaten up after a hospital ambulance failed to reach a patient on time.The police arrived on the spot only after the attackers had fled from there. A case has been registered against 5 people out of whom 4 have been held.Meanwhile, the doctors and nurses of the district hospital in Sitapur have gone on strike demanding safety and security at their workplace.last_img read more

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Rafael Nadal gets past Grigor Dimitrov, advances to Swiss Indoors quarters

first_imgRafael Nadal was pushed to three sets again at the Swiss Indoors before beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the second round on Wednesday.Third-seeded Nadal struggled past Lukas Rosol on Monday, and had his serve broken in each set by Dimitrov before lifting his career record to 7-0 against the 28th-ranked Bulgarian.Second-seeded Stan Wawrinka’s longer-standing problems on the indoor hard courts at Basel resurfaced Wednesday.The French Open champion from Switzerland exited in the first round for the fourth straight year, beaten by Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4.Karlovic fired 21 aces in rallying from a set and a service break down in the second.Marin Cilic, the seventh-seeded Croatian, beat Marco Chiudinelli of Switzerland, 6-3, 7-6 (3) and could meet Nadal in the quarterfinals on Friday.Cilic first plays Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia, who beat Leonardo Mayer of Argentina, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.In another first round match, fourth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 win over Borna Coric of Croatia.Jack Sock won an all-American first-round match against Denis Kudla, 6-4, 6-2, to set up another in the next round. Sock will play John Isner, his doubles partner this week, on Thursday.David Goffin, the eighth-seeded Belgian, also advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Adrian Mannarino of France, 6-4, 6-3.Goffin set up a potential repeat of last year’s Basel final against six-time champion Roger Federer. The top-seeded home favorite meets Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in a second-round match on Thursday.last_img read more

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(Reopens DEL 57)

first_imgThe parents of the victim as well as other protesters were detained on Saturday as well as yesterday for holding demonstration in violation of prohibitory orders.The juvenile convict, who is now 20 years old and was known to be the most brutal of the six attackers, was released yesterday after the Supreme Court in a post-midnight order declined to stay his release in response to a Special Leave Petition filed by Maliwal.The DCW chief today termed it a “black day” in the history of India after Supreme Court rejected her plea. She held the MPs in the Rajya Sabha accountable for not having passed the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act till now which has been pending there.The Centre said the amendments to Juvenile Justice Act that will allow children between 16-18 years to be tried as adults in heinous crime cases will come up before Rajya Sabha tomorrow.The Juvenile Justice Amendment Act has already been passed in the Lok Sabha.The convict was sent to an NGO in Delhi yesterday.He along with five others, had gangraped and murdered the 23-year-old paramedical student in a moving bus on December 16, 2012, an incident that shook the nation and led to widespread protests.He was sentenced to three years in a reform home Place of Safety in north Delhis Magazine Road by Juvenile Justice Board, a punishment which drew criticism from several people who claimed it was inadequate and disproportionate to the gruesomeness of the crime he had committed.advertisementThere were also demands that he be tried in an adult court. The existing Juvenile Justice Act provides for a maximum sentence of three years in a correctional facility. PTI PLB MPB ZMNlast_img read more

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EPL: Klopp hails ‘greedy’ Liverpool after 3-1 win over Arsenal

first_imgLiverpool: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lauded his side’s desire for more success as they soared clear at the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win over Arsenal thanks to Mohamed Salah’s double on Saturday. Klopp’s men lifted the Champions League last season, but narrowly missed out on a first Premier League title in 29 years to Manchester City by one point. Liverpool and City look set to do battle for the title again, but the Reds opened up an early five-point lead over the champions, who face Bournemouth on Sunday, with a dominant display over the Gunners. “A brilliant game from my side so early in the season,” said Klopp. “Outstanding. A performance full of power, full of energy, full of greed, full of passion. That’s what you need against such a good team like Arsenal.” Both sides started with the only 100 percent records left in England’s top-flight, but Liverpool demonstrated the chasm that still exists behind them and City. Arsenal have now lost their last three visits to Anfield by a combined score of 12-2 and early season optimism was snuffed out despite promising signs from club record signing Nicolas Pepe. The Ivorian was handed his first start since a £72 million ($87 million) move from Lille and showed why he was so coveted by posing a constant threat on the counter-attack.Related News Euro 2020 qualifiers: Sterling show ahead! Raheem Sterling: Emotions got the better of me England’s Raheem Sterling set for Kosovo comeback Liverpool were camped in the Gunners’ half for the opening 10 minutes, but the visitors were nearly gifted the lead when Adrian, deputising for the injured Alisson Becker in goal, got in Virgil van Dijk’s way as he dealt with a hopeful long ball for Pepe. The Spanish stopper was at fault for Southampton’s consolation in a 2-1 Liverpool win last weekend but escaped this time as the ball fell to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his chipped effort drifted inches wide.- Promising Pepe – Pepe then became the first player to dribble past Van Dijk in the Premier League for nearly 18 months as he showed his blistering pace and sent a curling effort from outside the area just wide. But his big chance to change the course of the game came when he skillfully dribbled past Andy Robertson to burst clear on goal, but his shot was weak and easily saved by Adrian. “Liverpool are doing amazing (things) during many years, but I think if we score first it could be another game,” said Arsenal centre-back David Luiz, who then endured a torrid second-half. Liverpool cranked up the pressure before half-time and got the breakthrough on 41 minutes when Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner was met powerful by Joel Matip’s header. Once in front, the European champions showed their class to roll through the gears in the second-half and to hand Arsenal another Anfield beating. Questions will be asked of the imbalance in the Gunners’ recruitment strategy as they spent big on Pepe for an already fearsome forward line including Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, who started on the bench, but waited until deadline day to sign a much-needed centre-back in Luiz. The Brazilian showed why Chelsea were not desperate to keep hold on him as he hauled back Salah to concede a soft penalty, which the Egyptian emphatically converted. Nine minutes later, Arsenal’s new centre-back was embarrassed once more as Salah raced onto Fabinho’s pass, beyond Luiz who did not want to dive in and see a second yellow card, before curling clinically into the far corner. “Mo’s third goal was absolutely amazing, but the pedigree of the boys is sensational,” added Klopp. “Our identity is intensity, and we showed that today.” With still half an hour to play, Unai Emery’s men could have folded but, to their credit, they stayed in the game and got their reward six minutes from time when substitute Lucas Torreira fired home at the second attempt from Aubameyang’s cut-back. “Our reaction after was good,” said Emery. “That is the spirit I want.” Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updateslast_img read more

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India beat Japan 6-3 to clinch final berth in Olympic Test Event hockey

first_imgIndia beat Japan 6-3 to clinch final berth in Olympic Test Event hockeyMandeep Singh’s hat-trick helped India down hosts Japan and clinch the final berth of the Olympic Test Event in Tokyo on Tuesday.advertisement Press Trust of India TokyoAugust 20, 2019UPDATED: August 20, 2019 12:34 IST Manddeep Singh’s hat-trick helped India thrash Japan on Tuesday (@TheHockeyIndia Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia bounced back from their 1-2 loss against New ZealandMandeep Singh scored in the 9th, 29th and 30th minutesIndia will face New Zealand in the final on WednesdayStriker Mandeep Singh struck a fine hat-trick to help the Indian men’s hockey team beat hosts Japan 6-3 and book a summit clash berth in the Olympic Test Event in Tokyo Tuesday.The Indian team bounced back from their 1-2 loss against New Zealand with an impressive display in their third match at the Oi Hockey Stadium here. India again face New Zealand in the summit clash on Wednesday.Mandeep found the target in the 9th, 29th and 30th minutes while Nilakanta Sharma (3rd), Nilam Sanjeep Xess (7th) and Gurjant Singh (41st) were the other scorers for India.Kentaro Fukuda (25th), Kenta Tanaka (36th) and Kazuma Murata (52nd) scored the goals for Japan.FT: 6-3WHAT. A. WIN.After a hiccup in the previous game, #TeamIndia are back to winning ways as they book their berth in the FINALS. #IndiaKaGame #ReadySteadyTokyo #Tokyo2020 #INDvJPN @WeAreTeamIndia pic.twitter.com/flOg7JAJbEHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) August 20, 2019Nilakanta gave India an excellent start through a field goal in the third minute. Buoyed by the early lead, the Indian team put tremendous pressure on the Japan defence as Gurjant Singh took a shot on goal, but saw his effort going wide of the post.However, a penalty corner was awarded to India in the seventh minute which was converted brilliantly by Nilam Sanjeep to help the team take a 2-0 lead.India continued to take the aggressive approach and Mandeep found the back of the net with an excellent field goal in the ninth minute.advertisementJapan tried to make inroads in the last few minutes of the first quarter as they won a penalty corner. Gurinder Singh positioned himself brilliantly and defended the shot on the goal line. India led 3-0 at the end of the first quarter.India continued their attacking game in the second quarter with Jarmanpreet Singh taking a shot on goal, but putting it wide of the post. Captain Harmanpreet Singh had a shot on target, but the Japanese goalkeeper Takashi Yoshikawa pulled off a brilliant save.Japan managed to open their account through a field goal through Kentaro Fukuda in the 25th minute, but Mandeep scored two field goals in quick succession to help India take a big 5-1 lead. The Indian vice-captain scored just before the half-time whistle in the 29th and 30th minutes.Japan started the third quarter on an aggressive note. They took a shot on goal, which was blocked out brilliantly by goalkeeper Krishan Pathak. However, the Japanese team kept putting pressure on the Indian defence and found a field goal through Kenta Tanaka in the 36th minute.India did not let the momentum shift towards the Japanese side as forward Gurjant found the back of the net in the 41st minute to make it 6-2 which put the world number 5 side in a dominant position at the end of the third quarter.Japan attacked the Indian defence in the the fourth quarter and scored their third goal through Kazuma Murata in the 52nd minute.India were awarded a penalty corner with five minutes left on the clock, but the shot went wide off the post. India also saved a penalty corner in the dying minutes of the match.The win put India in the second spot in the points table and they face toppers New Zealand in the summit clash on Wednesday.Also Read | Hockey: India women hold Australia to 2-2 draw in Olympic Test event in TokyoAlso 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 byAkshay Ramesh Nextlast_img read more

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New BWTS for Big Bulk Carriers Unveiled

first_imgzoom A new ballast water treatment system (BWTS) specifically designed for large dry bulk and ore carriers has been launched. Developed by the UK-based Coldharbour Marine, the system uses the company’s existing inert gas based GLDTM treatment plant to meet the needs of large bulk carriers, which often ship large volumes of ballast water in upper wing tanks and discharge it directly into the sea.The IMO International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments presents specific challenges for operators of bulk carriers by setting out specific discharge standards which must be met, according to Coldharbour Marine.Most system technologies work by treating the ballast water at the point it is taken on board at the cargo discharge port and usually incorporate a filtration process and chemical dosing. Delays during ballast loading due to filtration issues or system breakdown are only one of the potential pitfalls, as explained by Andrew Marshall, Coldharbour Marine’s Chief Executive.“Big bulk carriers are usually deployed on long-haul routes and lengthy ballast voyages can lead to significant organism regrowth. Ships fitted with in-line BWTS technologies cannot guarantee full compliance with discharge standards at the end of a long ballast voyage,” Marshall said.In contrast, the newly launched system is not an in-line process and does not treat ballast water at uptake. Instead, it is an in-voyage process, so there are no filters and no potential problems relating to flow rates, pressure drops, or power consumption during ballasting.“Some try to ignore the regrowth issue, but the fact is that no BWTS technology is 100% kill effective. If treatment is only undertaken during uptake, the few organisms that survive will thrive and multiply over a long ballast voyage in the food rich, benign environment of the ballast tank. The longer the ballast leg, the greater the risk of significant regrowth, meaning that ballast water could easily fail to meet discharge standards several weeks later,” Marshall continued.Bulkers sometimes load extra ‘heavy weather’ ballast water in cargo holds, which inevitably faces contamination by cargo residues. In-line systems would find this water hard to process and could be damaged by it. In this case, the company has developed a pipe circuit to allow ballast to be pumped from the various tanks through robust gas lift diffusion (GLD) units mounted in the machinery space – instead of in-tank, meaning that water can be returned to the tanks via multiple outlets to ensure that contents are stirred and treated.“Now that the IMO’s Ballast Water Convention has entered force, vigilant port states will be watching bulk carrier operators closely. Operators of these vessels have no time to lose in assessing how they will meet convention requirements,” Marshall concluded.last_img read more

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Potential risk to GTA prompts increased police presence in Toronto

first_imgTORONTO – Information about a “potential risk” in the Greater Toronto Area led to an increase in police presence in Toronto’s downtown core on Thursday, but officers insisted the public should not avoid any of the city’s attractions, prompting confusion among some and anxiety in others.Police would not specify what information they had received, or what their officers were looking for, but said the situation and their response were relatively common occurrences.“Toronto police received information regarding a potential risk to public safety,” Acting Supt. Michael Barsky told reporters while standing just steps from the CN Tower, Rogers Centre and Ripley’s Aquarium, all of which remained open.“The police presence in this area is simply to ensure that the public can enjoy and come down to this area unimpeded and without any worry.”Police said in a late-night statement that the force had “resumed normal operations” but that the public will “continue to see a police presence around the Rogers Centre” as part of a downtown security plan.“We know this heightened security can be concerning for the public,” said the statement. “Our goal is always to be as transparent as possible while protecting the integrity of our investigations.”Multiple media outlets reported Thursday that they had obtained an internal Toronto police memo that stated officers had received “credible information regarding a potential vehicle ramming attack in the area of the CN Tower.” Police declined to comment on the contents of that memo, but said it was a “draft operational plan” that was never approved.“Our officers were provided with the most up-to-date and accurate information this morning, so was the public,” police spokeswoman Meaghan Gray said. “Our current policing response in the downtown core is appropriate based on the information we have.”Police had tweeted at 9:30 a.m. that an “unconfirmed, uncorroborated piece of information” about the GTA had led them to boost the number of officers downtown.Shortly after, Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s office said it was aware of the “unsubstantiated” report of a potential threat in Toronto, and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale tweeted that federal agencies were aware of the situation and ready to help if necessary.The police tweet sparked anxiety and confusion in several Torontonians.“I think it’s kind scary because you know there’s a threat but you don’t know what it is,” said Nida Rafiq, who works across from Union Station, adding that she felt “paranoid” because police provided so little information.Others took to social media to express their nervousness.“The police aren’t saying anything and scaring… us,” one person tweeted.Barsky, who spoke at a press conference about two hours after the police tweet, said he “appreciated” comments about the message being vague.“If we had more specifics or we could provide more specifics we would certainly be forthwith with that,” he said. “I can’t speculate on how people are going to interpret our message.”At midday, families, tour groups and vendors bustled around the base of the CN Tower. Several passersby said they had not heard anything about the increased police presence. A handful of Emergency Task Force personnel patrolled a nearby, as cruisers parked at multiple intersections.Despite the confusion surrounding police activity, Kevin Manol, 43, said he was not worried.“It’s just another day in Toronto,” he said, as he stood down the street from the CN Tower.North of the city, there was also a heavy police presence at Canada’s Wonderland and other parts of York Region, in what officers referred to as a precautionary measure.“We are working closely with our emergency service partners across the GTA as we investigate and respond to the information we have received,” Const. Laura Nicolle said. “We encourage the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to police.”Thursday’s events came just over two months after a van mounted a sidewalk in north Toronto and plowed into pedestrians in its path, killing 10 and injuring 16. Alek Minassian, was charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder. His case remains before the courts, with the next date set for September.— with files from Alanna Rizza.last_img read more

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Canadian Pacific secondquarter profits rise to 371 million revenues increase

CALGARY – Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (TSX:CP) posted “record after record after record” in the second quarter despite the lingering effects of a harsh winter, CEO Hunter Harrison said Thursday in touting earnings results that surpassed expectations.Profits grew 48 per cent in the April-June period compared with a year earlier, even as the nasty weather’s impact dragged into April, particularly in its U.S. Midwest operations where congestion around Chicago has been an ongoing issue.Net income rose to $371 million from $252 million for the same period ended June 30 a year ago.On a per share basis, profits were $2.11, a penny higher than analyst expectations as compiled by Thomson Reuters.Revenues increased to $1.68 billion from $1.5 billion.Operating expenses were two per cent higher at $1.09 billion.Canadian Pacific’s operating ratio — a closely watched industry measure of operating expenses as a share of revenues — was an “outstanding” 65.1 per cent, Harrison said.A year earlier, the company’s operating ratio was 71.9. The lower the operating ratio, the better.While a sub-60 operating ratio isn’t out of the question for the third quarter, Canadian Pacific isn’t changing its 2014 target of 65 or lower, Harrison said.“If there’s no unforeseen issues in the third and fourth quarter, you’re going to see some pretty good numbers there.”The railway’s shares were up 3.4 per cent at $204.58 in afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. CP’s results also gave a lift to rival Canadian National Railways (TSX:CNR). Its shares gained 53 cents to $71.98 ahead of the release of its earnings on MondayCanada’s two biggest railways — Canadian Pacific and Montreal-based Canadian National — have been under pressure to deal with a backlog of Western Canadian grain shipments they’ve blamed on poor winter conditions combined with a record crop. Farmers and government officials have questioned that explanation.Earlier this year, the federal government stepped in with measures to get the grain carloads moving, slapping fines on railways that don’t ship a certain amount of grain every week.Harrison has been blunt in his criticism of Ottawa’s moves.“Anyone that thinks that some of this legislation…can have an impact on moving grain, they’re nuts,” he said, adding recent flooding in the Prairies doesn’t appear to have affected this year’s crop as much as expected.“They don’t know anything about the infrastructure or the movement or grain.”Meanwhile, Canadian Pacific said late Wednesday it would go to court to try and block an arbitrator’s ruling that a cocaine-using locomotive engineer be reinstated. The case stems from an incident in late 2012.The railway said the worker took the drug “at a time and of a quantity which could impact his duties.”“The arbitrator’s decision is an outrage and, as a railroader, I am appalled we would be forced to place this employee back in the cab of a locomotive,” said Harrison.Also, on Wednesday afternoon, 24 rail cars went off the tracks west of Moose Jaw, Sask., but there were no leaks, injuries or threats to public safety.Follow @LaurenKrugel on Twitter Canadian Pacific second-quarter profits rise to $371 million, revenues increase AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 17, 2014 5:58 am MDT read more

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Ohio State alumnus Patrick Gallagher making moves in the world of racing

Ohio State alumnus Patrick Gallagher (pictured racing in his car) will be returning to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Acura Sports Car Challenge on May 4, 2018. Credit: Courtesy of IMSA/LAT.Patrick Gallagher stepped onto the track of the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the summer of 2013 with an unconventional piece of gear under his arm: an Ohio State football-inspired racing helmet.The purpose of the Ohio State graduate’s helmet design was twofold: to pay homage to the Buckeyes and to raise money for Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Following the race, the helmet was signed by Gallagher and auctioned off to the highest bidder.“It was my home race and I thought we could do something cool. We wanted to do something and raise money and bring it back [to Nationwide],” Gallagher said. “I thought, ‘what would people in Ohio like?’ And that’s obviously Ohio State football.”The owner of Gallagher’s team at the time, Major League Baseball pitcher CJ Wilson, is also the founder of CJ Wilson’s Children’s Charities, an organization focused on supporting families with children with hemophilia.  While that team was working to build up families in need, they were also working to build up Gallagher’s racing career.Ohio State alumnus Patrick Gallagher will be returning to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Acura Sports Car Challenge on May 4, 2018. Credit: Courtesy of IMSA/LAT.Gallagher, a Thornville, Ohio, native, began racing at a young age. He desired to follow in the footsteps of his father Larry Gallagher, who raced cars for 20 years. He grew from driving quarter midget go-carts at 6 years old to speeding open-wheel cars by the time he was 16, earning his first national title at 17. From there, he broke into the Sports Car Club of America Pro Racing circuit and found his way to Wilson’s team, racing a Mazda MX-5.At the same time, Gallagher pursued a degree in industrial and systems engineering at Ohio State. Despite not having the usual perks of being a student-athlete, Gallagher found his professors supportive of his racing career and willing to accommodate his schedule.“I think the fact that it was engineering professors and racecars, they kind of got interested in that, so that probably helped,” Gallagher said. “I was just happy that I was able to go racing. If I went to class and passed all the tests, then I was going to be fine there. I just sometimes needed to take that test on a different day.”Throughout Gallagher’s career, his father has offered endless amounts of support. He described watching his son progress in his career as “real fun” and something that he’s been incredibly proud to witness.“I’ve seen people who, maybe their kids didn’t have the talent that Patrick did, and so to watch him with his natural talent to go right to the front of the pack, to always be at the front of the pack, was just something I didn’t expect,” Larry said. “He just had this natural ability and it made me feel good as a dad to be out there [with him].”Nearly eight months after Gallagher graduated from Ohio State, he had his big break, taking first place at the 2017 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup. The winning scholarship was enough to book Gallagher a ticket into the International Motor Sports Association series, the most substantial move of his career thus far.With the help of a sponsorship from ModSpace, he joined a team with Multimatic Motorsports at the beginning of 2018 and has since been trying to leave his mark on the series.Even though he’s moved up, Gallagher said the sport still presents some distinctive challenges that are not found in other sports. During his first race in the IMSA series, his car, a GT4 Ford Mustang, broke down, setting him further back on the leaderboard. Still, Gallagher said, “It’s just part of the deal.”“We’re pushing these cars to their limits and sometimes they’re going to break. You’re in there and you’re disappointed, but it’s really no ones fault,” Gallagher said. “We’ll just learn from it and get better and go to the next [race]. That’s the way you have to look at it.”Despite the setbacks, Gallagher is determined to make a name for himself over the course of the season. On May 4, he will be returning to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Acura Sports Car Challenge. He hopes he can pull off a win for his hometown crowd and start climbing the ladder in the IMSA series.“The season hasn’t started out as we wanted it to, so right now [the goal is] to win races and we’ll see where we end up at the end of the year in the overall championship,” Gallagher said. “There’s some big names out there and [I want to] put mine alongside theirs and hopefully show that I belong.” read more

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Mother and daughter in terror plot case ordered to lift veils by

first_imgBoular is also charged with engaging in conduct in preparation for terrorist acts between the same dates, while Dich and Barghouthi are charged with intending to assist her. A woman and her daughter charged in connection with what is thought to be Britain’s first all-female alleged terror plot were told to lift their veils in court by a magistrate who asked to see their eyes.Londoners Rizlaine Boular, 21, her mother Mina Dich, 43, and 20-year-old associate Khawla Barghouthi were charged in relation to the alleged planning of a suspected knife attack in the Westminster area of London.The trio appeared in the dock at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, flanked by three policewomen and three suited officials.Both Boular and Dich wore burkas – which cover the entirety of a woman’s body – while Barghouthi wore a hijab, which covers the hair and neck while leaving the face clear.Chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot asked the mother and daughter to lift their veils and they agreed so she could see their faces.Elite armed officers swooped on Barghouthi’s home in Harlesden Road, north west London, on April 27, where they arrested her and shot Boular. Police at the scene in Harlesden Road, London, where a woman was shot The trio were remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on May 19. Boular, of Mount Pleasant in central London, was arrested three days later at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington when she was discharged.Boular’s mother, Dich, of St George’s Wharf in south-west London, was arrested in Kent on the day of the raid in the capital.The three women are accused of conspiring together to murder “a person or persons unknown” between April 11 and April 28 2017. Police at the scene in Harlesden Road, London, where a woman was shotCredit:Stefan Rousseau/PA 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.last_img read more

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Zamsort to be producing copper and cobalt soon

first_imgMrs Ann Gloag, O.B.E., co-founder of Stagecoach Group and previously ranked as Scotland’s richest woman has notified the market that she holds 16.2 million shares in Arc Minerals representing 3% of the company. She stated Mrs. Gloag stated “I was happy to participate in Arc Minerals’ recent share placing in support of the Board’s growth plans including the development of the Zamsort copper cobalt project in Zambia. I have long believed in the regeneration of Africa through investment and commercial development and have supported this through both my charitable and commercial activities. My investment in Arc Minerals is fully aligned with this philosophy. I look forward to progress being reported over the coming months.”Arc Minerals recently announced that it has increased its stake in Zamsort Ltd to 49% from 14%. John Meyer of SP Angel also notes that management are also in discussion with the Zambian Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in relation to potentially raising its stake to >50%.He concludes: “Arc has made huge progress in its work to advance the Zamsort project. The team should start production of copper and cobalt hydroxide cake this year starting with a 10,000 t stockpile of screened ore grading 2.08% Cu and 0.29% Co. Further consolidation of Zamsort should be good for Arc and good for the future development of the Zamsort project as a whole.“It is our view that Ann Gloag should have found a worthy and rewarding cause in its investment in Arc Minerals and the Zamsort project in Zambia.”Zamsort holds large scale exploration licences for copper-cobalt located in northwest Zambia, 800 km from Lusaka and 200km from Solwezi – Kalaba. Ore in the ground amounts to 16.59 Mt, with a commercial scale demonstration plant under constructionNext step: processing 35,000 t/month of ore per with a grade of 1.00% ASCu and 0.20% ASCo. C1 cash costs estimated at $2,500/t of recovered copper.last_img read more

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This is a countrywide problem Cork activists to protest governments handling of

first_img Mar 11th 2019, 6:11 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Monday 11 Mar 2019, 6:10 AM By Hayley Halpin Short URL WE’VE ALL COME together from all walks of life, from all backgrounds, from all different cultures to say to the government that it failed, it’s continuing to fail and we’re not going away. Following Saturday’s housing and homeless rally in Dublin, activists, politicians and members of the public are expected to gather in Cork city tonight participate in a demonstration over Ireland’s housing crisis. Crowds outside Leinster House in Dublin during a Raise the Roof protest in October Source: Niall Carson via PA ImagesSince last summer, the country has seen an increase in activists raising awareness over housing issues, as the rental crisis in Ireland deepens and homelessness continues to increase. Take Back The City (TBTC) over the summer held numerous protests in Dublin city centre, alongside a range of occupations of properties in the north inner city. In October, thousands of people gathered outside the Dáil for Ireland’s first ‘Raise the Roof’ protest over the government’s handling of the housing crisis. Raise the Roof is made up of a group of trade unions, housing activists and campaign groups. In December, thousands again turned out for a major rally held by the National Homeless and Housing Coalition (NHHC) in Dublin. Two days ago, the coalition held another rally, which saw people take to the streets again in anger. Today, ONE Cork and a number of other groups are coming together at 5pm outside Cork City Hall to hold the county’s first Raise the Roof protest, in the build up to a national rally in May.“It’s really a huge coming together of a multitude of different social groupings to try get the government to see sense and realise the reliance on the private sector is failing, has failed and will continue to fail,” Barry Murphy, housing spokesperson for One Cork and deputy general secretary of OPATSI said.  Crowds of housing protestors gathered outside government buildings on 30 October Source: Brian Lawless via PA ImagesMurphy noted that the housing crisis isn’t just a Dublin-centric issue, and that it’s an issue in towns and villages around the country, too. “This is a countrywide problem, it doesn’t only happen in the cities,” he said. The government really needs to get a grip and say we’re three years into Rebuilding Ireland … it hasn’t worked.  26 Comments center_img Share378 Tweet Email1 https://jrnl.ie/4529752 ‘This is a countrywide problem’: Cork activists to protest government’s handling of housing crisis Today’s demonstration comes after a major housing rally held in Dublin city over the weekend. Murphy also hit out at the recent homeless emergency accommodation figures for January, which showed that there are now a combined total of 9,987 people homeless and living in emergency accommodation in Ireland, a significant rise of 234 people from December.He raised the point that there is a large number of people who are homeless in Ireland who are not included in the monthly figures – meaning that the figure has, in reality, far surpassed 10,000.The monthly number recorded by the Department of Housing records only those in Section 10 funded emergency accommodation. More on that can be read here. “We have people who are homeless who are not even counted – people who are couchsurfing, we have overcrowded conditions with young families living with parents, we have people waiting eight to 10 years on the housing list,” Murphy said. “I think it’s appalling.”  Students at the Garden of Remembrance during October’s Raise the Roof rally Source: Leah Farrell via RollingNews.ieTonight’s rallyThe first Raise the Roof rally in October was held to coincide with a debate in the Dáil on a private members bill on housing drafted and signed by 47 TDs from Sinn Féin, People Before Profit, Solidarity, Social Democrats, Labour, the Green Party, Independents4Change and others.Murphy said that tonight’s protest is being held to call on the government to act on the motion which was passed in the Dáil in October. Similarly, speaking ahead of last Saturday, NHHC co-chairperson Tina MacVeigh told TheJournal.ie that the Dublin rally was being held to highlight that motion which called for “practical measures to be put into place which would at least put a block or a stop to the spiralling out of control of the housing crisis”. “The government have not listened and we need to be on the streets to say to the government the people spoke last year, not only on the streets but also through our elected representatives,” she said.“Our voices manifested in that motion, the Dáil voted for it, you are ignoring it. We will not be ignored.”Murphy added: “We’ve all come together from all walks of life, from all backgrounds, from all different cultures to say to the government that it failed, it’s continuing to fail and we’re not going away. Unless you take on board our suggestions, this is going to turn into a bigger movement than the water movement ever was.  11,948 Views last_img read more

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Farewell Dimitri Gogos Obituary for a great publisher that the NK family

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Neos Kosmos family is saddened by the death of its founder Takis (Dimitri) Gogos on Monday, 20 May.He passed away peacefully at midday at the age of 88, marking the end of an era for the Greek community.Greek Australians will remember Mr Gogos as the man who created a newspaper that was established and nurtured on the dreams and challenges of immigrants who left Greece behind in pursuit of a better life in Australia.Born on 13 February 1931 on the island of Chios, his parents were refugees from Asia Minor. He grew up in Varvasi, with the exception of a brief stint in Cyprus. A graduate of the Kapodistrian High School of Chios, he worked in journalism parallel to his studies.In 1950 he migrated to Melbourne and worked at General Motors Holden and other factories before turning exclusively to journalism. He was the sole journalist for the ‘Australoellinas’ that circulated under difficult circumstances bearing the mind Australian laws that made it hard for a foreign progressive publication to be printed.READ MORE: Reflecting over 60 years of Neos KosmosHe founded Neos Kosmos newspaper on the date of his 26th birthday in 1957, alongside his long-term partners Nondas Pezaros. Christos Mourikis joined them later,Like the community, the publication has changed with the times to serve the needs of its readers. Its survival is due to the passion of Mr Gogos who showed great sensitivity to the downtrodden and would work to organise food kitchens for unemployed Greek immigrants and take other initiatives to help better people’s lot in life. He was also at the helm of many struggles for national matters and lobbied for the Greek community.During the Greek dictatorship, he contributed greatly to ensure visits to Australia by people like former prime minister Andreas Papandreou, composer Mikis Theodorakis and others involved in the resistance movement. He was active in ensuring the teaching of Modern Greek at the University of Melbourne and worked hard to ensure that Hellenism thrived in Australia.Dimitris Gogos with the Greek actress Jenny Karezis (cen tre) and Angela Koutropoulos during a night out in Melbourne in the 1970’s.Bob Hawke and Neos Kosmos publisher and founder Dimitri GogosDimitris Gogos with the Greek actress Jenny Karezis (cen tre) and Angela Koutropoulos during a night out in Melbourne in the 1970’s.A huge proponent of multiculturalism, Mr Gogos was proactive when it came to ensuring that proposals by Neos Kosmos were adopted by the Australian government. Many of the policies of Gough Whitlam in 1972 were suggestions made by Mr Gogos, and these proposals were later continued by Liberal PM Malcolm Fraser. It is no coincidence that the first license for 3EA radio station (a precursor to SBS) was published in the name of Dimitri Gogos. His efforts to ensure social welfare for immigrants as well as input in the creation of festivals such as Greek Week, and later Antipodes have ensured that Greek culture will continue to thrive for years to come.READ MORE: Happy Birthday Neos Kosmos! 62 years of serving the communityThroughout his life, he remained a man of conviction and his principles and humanitarian struggles never swerved. His presence has been an inspiration to us all at Neos Kosmos, and he leaves behind a legacy as far as social justice is concerned.He leaves behind his children, George, Tania and Christopher and their families.last_img read more

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Les ChampsElysées transformés en parc de 3 hectares du 22 au 24

first_imgLes Champs-Elysées transformés en parc de 3 hectares du 22 au 24 mai prochain, découvrez les imagesFrance – A partir de samedi soir, la manifestation Nature Capitale effacera les pavés de l’avenue des Champs-Élysées sous 3 hectares d’herbe et de massifs végétaux. Un événement qui permettra de redécouvrir la “plus belle avenue du monde” autrement, dans le cadre de la Fête de la Nature et de la Journée mondiale de la biodiversité du 22 mai. Parisiens et touristes amoureux de la nature auront deux jours et une nuit, du 22 au 24 mai prochain, pour arpenter les Champs-Élysées comme ils n’en auront que rarement l’occasion. Parcelles végétales, jeunes arbres, mosaïques de culture agricole… Le projet Nature Capitale, mis en place à l’initiative du créateur d’art de rue Gad Weil et de la plasticienne Laurence Medioni, transfigurera littéralement l’une des plus célèbres artères de la capitale, à l’aide de 8.000 parcelles végétales, 150 essences agricoles et forestières et plusieurs centaines de grands arbres.À lire aussiUn parc animalier accueille trois alligators albinos Une occasion pour la nature de reprendre ses droits sur la ville durant quelques heures, et pour les promeneurs de déambuler sur les Champs-Élysées, loin des bruits de moteur.  Pour découvrir le projet en images : https://www.maxisciences.com/champs-%e9lys%e9es/nature-capitale-ou-quand-les-champs-elysees-se-transforment-en-espace-vert-de-3-hectares_art7424.html#Le 19 mai 2010 à 15:30 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Explosion et incendie géant à San Francisco un mort et des dizaines

first_imgExplosion et incendie géant à San Francisco : un mort et des dizaines de blessésSan Francisco, États-Unis – Jeudi soir, l’explosion d’une conduite de gaz a provoqué un important incendie dans le quartier de San Bruno. Malgré les évacuations d’urgence, le bilan provisoire fait état d’un mort et d’une trentaine de blessés. C’est près de l’aéroport international de San Francisco que la conduite de gaz naturel souterraine a explosé, tuant une personne qui a succombé à ses blessures. Plus de trente blessés ont également été pris en charge par les personnels médicaux proches du lieu de la catastrophe. À lire aussiPourquoi l’hélium change-t-il la voix ?Cités par l’AFP, les témoins de la scène évoquent un “son ressemblant à celui d’un avion passant à basse altitude” puis une “boule de feu” et des “débris tombant du ciel”. Les dégâts matériels sont eux aussi importants, puisque cinquante-trois habitations ont été détruites et une centaine d’autres endommagées, tandis que les flammes continuent de ravager la zone. “C’est une vraie tragédie, on fait de notre mieux pour soigner les gens”, déclarait ce matin à l’AFP Karl Sonkin, porte-parole de la clinique Kaiser Permanente.Découvrez une vidéo de l’incendie : https://www.maxisciences.com/explosion/une-explosion-entra-ne-un-gigantesque-incendie-a-san-francisco_art9127.html Le 10 septembre 2010 à 09:46 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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The Best Sailor Moon Funko Pops

first_img The Best and Most Loved Anime Series of All TimeThe Best Anime On Hulu Stay on target Sailor Moon is one of the most enduring magical girl anime series of all time, and many fans’ gateway into anime in general. If you ask anyone their favorite anime series, chances are they may mention Sailor Moon, and that’s a testament to how popular it is. Whether you’re team Inner or Outer, why not support your favorite Sailor Guardian with one of these absolutely adorable Funko Pop Vinyl figures? That way you can make sure you’re protected by the light of the Moon and the other planets everywhere you go.These are the best Sailor Moon Funko Pops!View as: One Page Slides1. Sailor Moon and LunaSailor Moon and her friend and mentor Luna are here to save the day, in the name of the moon. Meow. Currently $10.85 at Amazon. Purchase Here. 2. Sailor MercuryDouse your head with some water and think about what you’ve done with Sailor Mercury.Currently $8.95 on Amazon. Purchase Here.3. Sailor MarsThe fiery Sailor Mars is poised to deliver one of her signature attacks. Currently $9.77 on Amazon. Purchase Here. 4. Sailor Moon and Luna (Hot Topic Exclusive)This variant on the regular Sailor Moon Pop figure has a Moon Stick and Luna has a bandage on her head. It’s a Hot Topic exclusive, but you can find it at Amazon now. Currently $27.95 on Amazon. Purchase Here. 5. Sailor JupiterNo one is as lovely (or terrifyingly strong) as Sailor Jupiter. Currently $7.50 on Amazon. Purchase Here. 6. Sailor VenusThe Goddess of Love herself protects Sailor Venus, along with Luna’s companion Artemis. Currently $8.03 on Amazon. Purchase Here. 7. Tuxedo MaskTuxedo Mask and his signature red rose are here to save the day…or look like that’s what he’s doing, anyway. Currently $8.02 on Amazon. Purchase Here.8. Sailor Moon and Luna (Glitter Go! Exclusive)A glittery Sailor Moon and Luna are here to fight evil by moonlight and win love by daylight…fabulously. Currently $16.97 at Amazon. Purchase Here. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Quiring, Lentz lead county council races

first_img Conservative Republican Eileen Quiring took a lead in the race for Clark County Council chair, potentially imperiling the re-election prospects for incumbent Marc Boldt, an independent.In the District 1 race, newcomer Temple Lentz received a slightly larger share of the vote than the two seasoned politicians she was facing.Tuesday’s initial count shows Quiring, who currently represents District 4 on the council, leading with 26,028 votes or 37 percent. Eric Holt, a Democrat who’s never held political office, received 16,984 or 24 percent. Boldt received 16,010 votes, or nearly 23 percent.Under the state’s primary system, the two candidates with the most votes advance to the general election regardless of party affiliation.Boldt couldn’t be reached for comment after the results were announced.“I actually think that people believe I can be a better leader for the county,” said Quiring.Quiring said that she was “very, very pleased” with the early results and was looking forward to the final vote count. Holt said he was still waiting for a full vote count but was confident he’d “come in strong.”“We are excited to take on Quiring,” said Holt.He said that if the results hold, it spells good news for his campaign. Fellow Democrat Christy Stanley, who suspended her campaign and endorsed Holt, received 10,812 votes, or 15 percent of the vote. He said that in the general election he would likely pick up her share of the vote as well as some moderates who voted for Boldt.In the District 1 race, the initial vote count shows Lentz, a former county freeholder, leading with 5,240 votes, or nearly 34 percent. Incumbent Republican Jeanne Stewart received 5,136 votes, nearly 33 percent. Former Democratic state representative Jim Moeller received 4,974 votes, nearly 32 percent of the vote. Veny Razumovsky, an unknown third-party candidate who had an inactive campaign, received 222 votes. Temple Lentz, candidate for Clark County Councillast_img read more

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