first_imgMumbai, Dec 11 (PTI) Sunil Gavaskar was today conferred with the Golden Jubilee Lifetime Achievement Award by the Sports Journalists Association of Mumbai (SJAM) here. The award was presented by former India captain Ajit Wadekar and former India player Madhav Apte at the Cricket Club of India here. Gavaskar was presented with a citatation and a certificate which has details of all his 34 centuries. Gavaskar narrated incidents how West Indies great Gary Sobers touched him for luck. “My first innings in Test cricket, Gary Sobers dropped a simple catch, when I was barely on 12. The second Test, which was my second Test, again he dropped me very early and then I went on to get hundred. “In those days, the dressing rooms were not far away from each other and at the end of the days play both the teams would come together, have a beer, and Lance Gibbs and Gary Sobers started teasing me. Lance started asking me what do you eat for breakfast,” because Gary had dropped me. “The leg-pulling went on to an extend, till Gary Sobers said “From tomorrow onwards, I am going to touch you for luck,” Gavaskar fondly recalled. Gavaskar said a similar thing happened in the next Test. “Come next Test and Gary would come in, it was West Indies turn to bat, he touched me for luck and this was in Barbados, he smashed a 178. We come to the last Test, which was a 6-day Test. So, he comes and touches me for luck and he has got another 100?130. Ajit (Wadekar) was getting very upset about it and he is saying what are you doing, when he comes. Where can I hid,” he chuckled. “On the final day, he is coming, you go and hide. No, Ajit has forcibliy taken me and taken to a toilet,” he said. Gavaskar recalled when Sobers was gone, Ajit said he does not want to take a chance. He said that in that innings Abid Ali got Gary out for a duck and said when he got back to the dressing room, Ajit Wadekar is the first one to say I didnt allow him (to touch). Wadekar, Apte, his son Rohan Gavaskar, close friend and former Mumbai captain Milind Rege narrated their experiences about the legend. Indian coach Anil Kumble was present at the event. PTI NRB KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgATHENS (AP) — AEK Athens coach Marinos Ouzounidis resigned Tuesday with the defending Greek champions 14 points behind league leader PAOK Thessaloniki.The 50-year-old coach and former national team defender quit two days after his team was held to a 1-1 draw at home by 10-man PAOK — saved from defeat by a late goal from AEK forward Ezequiel Ponce.“Our course in the championship is considered to be unexpected, and because of the atmosphere that this has created, I think it is best for the club that I leave,” Ouzounidis said in a statement. “I wish the players and the club the best for the remainder of the season.”The Athens club is expected to seek the return of Spanish coach Manolo Jimenez, who last season led AEK to its first championship in 24 years and to the Greek Cup final, losing to PAOK.If hired, it would mark Jimenez’s third spell at the helm of the Greek club.Officials at the club had no immediate comment on a successor.FILE – In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, AEK’s coach Marinos Ouzounidis looks during the Champions League group E soccer match between Benfica and AEK Athens at the Luz stadium in Lisbon. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)Ouzounidis’ departure was finalized despite a recent recovery of six wins from the previous seven matches. But the Athens club failed to beat any of the other title contenders.In December, AEK was eliminated from the group stage of Champions League after six straight losses in a group that included Bayern Munich, Ajax and Benfica.After returning from bankruptcy in 2013, AEK set out to break the long-standing dominance of rival Olympiakos, and is currently building a 30,000-seat stadium north of Athens.PAOK, vying for its first championship since 1985, leads the Greek standings with 51 points, followed by Olympiakos with 45 and AEK with 37.___By DEREK GATOPOULOS , Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgI feel Brandon Weeden’s pain. Not to the extent he feels it, of course, but as was pointed out in this video, I’m not sure any of us have gotten over that 2011 Iowa State game.This reminds me of a random text I got from OKC Dave two years ago. I was at my local library in January or February — not much going on in sports. I was just hanging out. I check my phone and all it says is, “I had to go to Ames today. I’m sitting in my car just staring at Jack Trice.” I laughed. I cried.Here’s what Weeden told the Oklahoman recently about that game.“I’m not joking when I say that I still lose sleep over that game,” Weeden said. “That one still lights a fire in my stomach and is something we’ll have to live with for the rest of our lives.”Yep.But I’m totally, completely and fully oveNOPE I’M NOT.Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 10.07.47 AMYou should go read that full article, by the way. It’s a good comp between the 2011 team and 2015 by Kyle Fredrickson.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

first_imgOn the inside of Saul Álvarez’s left biceps is tattooed a faded message that he embraced a long time ago: “No boxing, no life.” He smiles as he explains: “It’s exactly that: no boxing, no life. Boxing has given me a life. It has made me the man I am today. I owe a lot to boxing and I love it.”And without it? “Really, I haven’t given that a thought. Maybe another sport.” That was never likely. Álvarez, famously called “Canelo” – Spanish for cinnamon – is the unmistakable red-headed Mexican who loves horse-riding and life in the city where he was born, Guadalajara, who has three brothers who boxed, and the odds on his being anything else but a fighter in a country so immersed in the sport were always infinitesimal.It is perhaps not the lifeblood of the poor it once was but boxing will always tug hard on the emotions of his tough compatriots. Gyms are still packed with dead-eyed hombres desperate to fight their way out of dire circumstances, to escape crime and all its tentacles, to make better lives. “He has many [vulnerabilities]. They are there. You’ve got to just know how to find them, attack them. He’s an aggressive fighter, comes forward to knock out. I’m a counterpuncher who’s gonna be right there, countering him strong.”They are here to work, no question. This is so far removed from the extravaganza in the same T-Mobile Arena two weeks ago between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor it hardly bears comparison. Golovkin has stopped 33 of his 37 opponents, and is a relentless hunter in the ring; he will not be in there dancing. Álvarez, who does his best work in reply, has stopped 34 of his 51 opponents, a seasoned operator who has improved markedly from the night Mayweather outboxed him at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas four years ago.Golovkin knows Álvarez is not the same fighter, that he is a considerably bigger threat and he distances this occasion from that of a fortnight ago in forthright terms.“This is a real fight, not just a [one-off] event or a show,” he says. “This is more important for boxing. Of course it is for money but it is a history fight.”If he were to get a tattoo, he probably would have one like the young man who will be trying to render him unconscious on Saturday. They are different boxers but very similar human beings. Boxing Golovkin v Álvarez: the real deal after the Mayweather v McGregor sideshow The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Read more … we have a small favour to ask. 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We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Floyd Mayweather beats Canelo Alvarez with majority decision Álvarez has been fighting all his life, and has boxed for a living since he was 15. He is nearly eight years younger than the 35-year-old Gennady Golovkin, and they have arrived at this point along different roads. Golovkin’s culture was steeped in the amateur game and he was a renowned operator, robbed, according to many, of an Olympic gold medal in 2004. But he saw plenty of unsanctioned violence on the streets of Karaganda when growing up.As a youth, two of Golovkin’s older brothers, Sergey and Vadim, soldiers in the former Soviet Army, would encourage him to engage in fights with older men. Both were killed in action and, while Gennady remembers the hard upbringing they imposed on him, he distances himself from that memory.He lives in Los Angeles, a millionaire, and, in his simple and charming way, has turned himself into an immensely likeable and marketable character in a sport not known for shifting merchandise. As the WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion said this week: “That was different back then. Some have street fights, bar fights but I am a professional athlete. I am a boxer. I respect my sport.”It says much for their pure boxing skill that their inarticulacy in English has not hindered their careers. Álvarez understands the questions perfectly well but prefers to answer in Spanish and leave the final constructions to his interpreter. Golovkin carefully picks his way through his responses in English, pausing to check mentally if he has given the right emphasis. He is as meticulous in front of the media as he is constructing a concussive right cross.He is aware, also, of the largely unspoken spectre of his calling: injury and death. He has referred to the perils of boxing increasingly lately; perhaps the arrival of a child and the advancing years are searing their way into his consciousness. Since you’re here… “One punch can change your life,” he says. “Because of my power, I see it all the time from my work with my sparring partners. Sometimes I see what happens. So many people are hurt in fights. It’s not hard for me to balance that. I understand it. It’s very dangerous. This is not a game. Go too far, you know you’re not going back home, you’re going to a hospital. Everybody understands that.”He knows it is a two-way deal. “I get focused on my job, my boxing, because I understand it’s very dangerous. Seriously. It changes lives. Canelo has power. He’s a very dangerous guy, too. I understand because I have my own power.”Álvarez, a counterpuncher with power that can scramble the senses because he throws his best shots from undetected areas, is unequivocal about his intentions. “I’ve prepared like never before to look for the knockout, to give the fans a beautiful fight.”On suggestions Golovkin, the bigger man, might wear him down, he said: “Words go with the wind. For the people who said this fight wasn’t going to happen, for the people who said I’m going to get knocked out, we’ll see on Saturday night.“The styles add an ingredient that will go to make this historic, a fight that will go down in history and be remembered for many years. Simply put, the people wanted this fight. This is not only for money. It’s for my country, for my people, for my team, for me. My mentality is 100% to win. Every night before I go to bed, that’s all I think about. I’ve always believed it. 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first_imgzoom The 2013 proved a good year for the Port of Cork, which reported an increase in traffic volumes from 9.05 million tonnes in 2012 to 9.12 million tonnes in 2013. Turnover amounted to €23.3 million in 2013, an increase of 6.59% and after deducting costs, the profit on ordinary activities before taxation amounted to €1.74 million, an increase of €0.371 million or 27%.In 2013, the company maintained its commitment to capital investment by making additions to fixed assets of €5.89 million. This brings investment level by the company, since 1997, to €109 million.As explained by the port statement, the most notable investment in 2013 was the purchase of a new Liebherr LHM 550 crane for Ringaskiddy to support the increased imports of dry bulk cargos – cereals, animal feedstuffs, fertilisers – and to accommodate the Maersk Container transatlantic deep-sea direct service which commenced in January 2012.A total of 62 cruise ships, carrying in excess of 122,500 passengers and crew to the Port of Cork arrived in 2013, making a very significant contribution to the economy of the region.Commenting on the 2013 annual results for the Port of Cork, Chief Executive Brendan Keating said: “ For the last couple of years, we have seen steady increases in our traffic volumes and annual performance, highlighting the slow but steady improvement in Ireland’s economy.’ ‘The Port of Cork Company and its Board of Directors in response to the needs of the economy and the consequential growth in business have lodged a planning application for port redevelopment at Ringaskiddy. Being able to offer improved port facilities to our customers, is key in the continued success and competitiveness of the region and our business.’As one of the three EU Core Network Ports in the State, the Port of Cork was successful in securing EU TEN-T funding in 2013 to assist and support the statutory consent for the infrastructure development proposal planned for Ringaskiddy.On the 1st May 2014, the Port of Cork Company lodged a Planning Application for new Port Infrastructure in Ringaskiddy with An Bord Pleanala under the terms of the Strategic Infrastructure process.Press Release, August 1, 2014last_img read more

first_imgMatt Lowe a très hâte de débuter sa carrière en médecine, et il reconnaît que c’est le programme d’enseignement coopératif au deuxième cycle du secondaire qui l’a aidé à élaborer ses plans de carrière. M. Lowe, élève de 12e année de l’école Sackville High School, s’est inscrit au programme d’enseignement coopératif en espérant pouvoir découvrir une carrière dans le domaine de la médecine. Pendant son stage au laboratoire de recherche sur le cancer pédiatrique du IWK Health Centre, il a non seulement été exposé à différents aspects du secteur des soins de santé, mais son travail, effectué en équipe, sera publié dans un journal médical de renom. « Avant de m’inscrire au programme d’enseignement coopératif, je m’intéressais aux soins de santé et je croyais vouloir poursuivre une carrière dans le domaine de la recherche, a dit M. Lowe. Maintenant, je me rends compte que je veux être celui qui met la recherche en pratique à titre de médecin, et j’espère pouvoir me consacrer à la recherche plus tard au cours de ma carrière. » « Grâce à l’enseignement coopératif, j’ai établi de solides relations avec des médecins et des chercheurs qui m’appuieront pendant mes études universitaires. Sans l’enseignement coopératif, j’aurais pu passer des années à poursuivre le mauvais emploi. » De plus en plus d’élèves comme M. Lowe profitent du programme d’enseignement coopératif au deuxième cycle du secondaire offert par la province. L’année dernière, plus de 3 000 élèves ont gagné 4 000 crédits et ont établi des liens avec des employeurs. Marilyn More, ministre de l’Éducation, a rendu hommage à certains de ces élèves et employeurs qui participent au programme d’enseignement coopératif lors d’une célébration du succès, qui a eu lieu aujourd’hui 16 novembre. « L’enseignement coopératif aide les élèves à prendre des décisions éclairées en matière de carrière et d’éducation afin de leur donner accès aux nombreux bons emplois qui leur sont offerts en Nouvelle-Écosse, a dit Mme More. Les milliers d’élèves et d’employeurs qui participent aux programmes chaque année contribuent au renforcement de la main-d’œuvre et de l’économie en Nouvelle-Écosse. » Au cours des quatre dernières années, l’inscription aux programmes d’enseignement coopératif a augmenté de 700 % et continue toujours à augmenter. Pour appuyer cette croissance, un plus grand nombre d’employeurs est nécessaire. « Nous devons placer un plus grand nombre de jeunes sur le marché du travail afin de leur permettre d’explorer les excellents emplois que nous avons ici en Nouvelle-Écosse, » a dit Dave Strickland, enseignant du programme coopératif à l’école Sackville High School. « Il s’agit d’un excellent programme puisqu’il expose les élèves à une variété de carrières. J’ai des élèves qui travaillent avec des soudeurs, des graphiques et des médecins, et chaque élève acquiert de l’expérience qui l’aidera à élaborer son propre plan de carrière pour l’avenir. » Pendant la célébration du succès, le ministère de l’Éducation a procédé au lancement d’une nouvelle vidéo sur l’enseignement coopératif qui fait la promotion du programme auprès des élèves, des parents, des employeurs et d’autres intervenants clés à l’échelle de la province. Pour en apprendre davantage au sujet de l’enseignement coopératif, consultez le read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Hours after opposition Congress unveiled its campaign slogan, the Bharatiya Janta Party too launched its campaign tag line, slogans and theme song for the impending Lok Sabha elections on Sunday at the party headquarters here, seeking Prime Minister Modi’s second term in the centre: “Phir Ek Baar, Modi Sarkar” (“Modi once again”).Union Minister and senior party leader Arun Jaitley revealed the campaign themes. “The first theme of our campaign will be ‘Kaam Karne Waali Sarkaar’ (A government that works). Our second theme will be ‘Imaandar Sarkaar’ (Honest government). Our third theme will be ‘Bade Faisle Lene Waali Sarkaar’, (A decisive government that takes big decisions),” Jaitley said during a press conference. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Referring to the opposition alliance he further added, “The country has decided as to whether a weak centre (government) will be in the country’s interest or a decisive prime minister heading a majority government. We want a government with one captain and not a team of 11 members with 40 captains.” BJP also launched its campaign song – ‘Phir se Modi Sarkar Banate Hai, Phir se Kamal Khilate Hai’ (let’s elect Modi government again, let’s help lotus bloom again). The party is also going to release its election manifesto on Monday in the national capital. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KJaitley was joined by Union minister Piyush Goyal and BJP general secretary Bhupender Yadav, among others, at the press conference. The poor, the middle class and the neo-middle class will be at the centre of the BJP’s electioneering, Jaitley said, and took a swipe at the Congress for “not even saying a word” on the emerging middle class when it launched its manifesto. In fact, some of the advisers to the Congress have spoken of levying more taxes on this class, he said, adding the Modi government has consistently reduced their taxes, something that has never happened earlier. The Indian middle class will impact the global economy in the coming decades in the same way the Chinese economy influenced it earlier, he said. Pitching for a majority for the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls like it got in 2014, he said it enabled the party to take decisive and big decisions on a host of measures, including national security, corruption and black money. Many opposition leaders have spoken about their wish for a hung Parliament and it is now for people to decide, Jaitley said. “The country has decided as to whether a weak centre (government) will be in the country’s interest or a decisive prime minister heading a majority government,” he said. On one hand is a cohesive and tested government and on the other is the choice of chaos and mahamilawat (grand adulteration), he said. With agency inputslast_img read more

The football legend said he was “humbled” to see how people “are still so full of spirit despite the devastation they have suffered.”A father of four, Mr. Beckham joked around with the children, making Valentine’s Day cards with them inside a makeshift classroom, and playing with animal puppets. He headed and kicked around a ball before posing for pictures. The two-day visit was meant to show people around the world what impact their donations have had on the children and their families, and “how thankful people here are for their kindness,” Mr. Beckham said.Typhoon Haiyan swept ashore on 8 November killing nearly 6,000 people, displacing 4.1 million at the height of the emergency, and destroying homes and livelihoods.The UN launched a one-year Strategic Response Plan for $788 million dollars in mid-December, in support of the Government’s strategic plan, amounting to some $8.17 billion over four years to guide the recovery and reconstruction in the affected areas. The Plan is currently 45 per cent funded, according to figures from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). This was Mr. Beckham’s second visit to the Philippines with UNICEF, which he has served as a Goodwill Ambassador since 2005. In 2011, he visited a shelter in Manila and played an exhibition game. One of the most famous footballers of his generation, the former midfielder has played for Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy, among other clubs, and has also played more than 100 times for the English football team. read more

first_imgWith a solid reputation of providing the mining industry with manufactured and re-built rugged, dependable jaw crushers for almost 50 years, PR Engineering says it has taken its proven design technology to a new level, but this time by downsizing. Co-conceived between PR Engineering and Heath & Sherwood, a “mini” version of their industry-leading Birdsboro Buchanan crushers is being unveiled at MINExpo 2012 in Las Vegas that provides the performance of a production crusher in a lab package.The unit is the only crusher in its class that features double-toggle action. This means better crushing performance which results in a more consistent final product, less effort to crush the same amount of rock and reduced wear on moving parts. Weighing just 2,300 lb, it’s a portable, robust, 6 x 10 crusher that is ideal for sampling stations, pilot plants, prospecting, exploration, labs and quarries, and for use in adverse conditions where smaller lab crushers would be ineffective.last_img read more

first_imgBHP Billiton President Iron Ore, Jimmy Wilson, has announced plans to cut unit costs at Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) by at least 25% and the potential to increase capacity there by 65 Mt/y at a very low capital cost. Wilson outlined BHP Billiton’s view of the long-term supply and demand trends in the iron ore market. “We continue to see healthy demand growth for iron ore in the mid-term as Chinese steel production is expected to increase by approximately 25% to between 1.0 and 1.1 billion tonnes in the early to mid-2020s,” he said. “Meanwhile, steel production growth in other emerging economies is outpacing China as those nations urbanise and industrialise. We expect to see a compound annual growth rate for global steel production of between 2.5 and 3.0% between now and 2030.“Unsurprisingly, high prices over the last decade created the incentives needed for new entrants to join the market and traditional producers to substantially increase supply. As a result, growth in seaborne supply is expected to exceed growth in demand over the short to medium term. In anticipation of this transition, we turned our focus from major supply chain investment to productivity, cost reduction and capital efficient growth more than two years ago.”Wilson highlighted the quality and footprint of the WAIO operations which consist of the four main joint ventures Mt Newman, Yandi, Mt Goldsworthy and Jimblebar. “We have the strongest resource position in Western Australia and the quality of our orebodies will help us sustain strong margins over the long term. We have already significantly cut the cost of production at WAIO and plan to go further,” he said.“We expect unit cash costs of less than $20/t in the medium term, a reduction of more than 25% on the average achieved in the 2014 financial year. “Our reserves are concentrated around our four major mining hubs which will support a lower level of sustaining capital expenditure than required by our peers. With annual sustaining capex of approximately $5/t over the next five years, we aim to be the lowest cost supplier to China on an all-in cash basis.”Wilson also said BHP Billiton could add 65 Mt of capacity at WAIO at a capital intensity of some $30 per annual tonne, taking total system capacity from 225 Mt/y to 290 Mt/y by the end of the 2017 financial year.“The economics of further increasing our production are compelling. We completed our major supply chain investments some time ago and have since focused on using BHP Billiton’s benchmarking systems to improve the performance of our equipment by systematically tackling the bottlenecks,” he said. “We now expect to increase WAIO mine capacity to 275 Mt/y without the need for additional fixed plant investment. Beyond that, the Inner Harbour Debottlenecking and Jimblebar Phase 2 projects will help us to reach 290 Mt/y of supply chain capacity at low capital cost.”last_img read more

first_imgNutrition Q&A: Do you have a question for one of the country’s leading sports nutritionists? By Tommy Martin Friday 7 Apr 2017, 7:20 AM Apr 7th 2017, 7:20 AM 27 Comments Follow us: Forty years on from the Grand National’s first female jockey, women in sport still have fences to jump When it comes to equality, women in sport still face a proverbial Becher’s Brook, writes Tommy Martin. Charlotte Brew and Barony Fort clear the water jump in the 1977 Grand National. Source: S&G and Barratts/EMPICS SportAINTREE IS ALL about anniversaries in 2017: 50 years since Foinavon won after emerging from the chaos at the fence that now bears his name; 20 years since an IRA bomb scare caused the postponement of the great race; and 40 years since Red Rum won his historic third Grand National.1977 marked another milestone that tends to be neglected due to the reverence afforded the National’s most famous former winner. In the build-up to that year’s race, much of the public attention was focused not towards Red Rum, but rather in the direction of 21-year-old Charlotte Brew, who, on Barony Fort, became the first female jockey to ride in the Grand National.The novelty of Brew’s presence in the race was only added to by the colourful, National Velvet-tones of her back story. Barony Fort was a gift from her parents for her 18th birthday, and a surprise fourth-place finish as an amateur jockey in the 1976 Foxhunters’ Chase earned her place in the National.While she attracted the media glare and plenty of public support, Brew’s presence in the race wasn’t universally welcomed. Ginger McCain, Red Rum’s legendary trainer, viewed the National as no place for a woman, while some other trainers and jockeys were also less than enthusiastic. Brew later told about a favourite letter she received from the women of the BBC typing pool, who refused to type for commentator Julian Wilson until he retracted some unsavoury comments about the jockey.Barony Fort pulled up four fences from home; Red Rum raced into immortality, and Brew faded into obscurity. Forty years later the National awaits a first female winner, with Katie Walsh, third on Seabass in 2012, coming closest. All the same, the likes of Walsh, Nina Carberry and Lizzie Kelly, a Grade One winner on Thursday, show that McCain’s claim that “horses do not win Nationals ridden by women” will surely not remain true forever. Lizzie Kelly and Tea For Two won the prestigious Betway Bowl Chase on Thursday. Source: David DaviesFour decades on from Aintree’s female pioneer, how incredible that another week has passed with women in sport still facing a proverbial Becher’s Brook when it comes to equality?Where to start. Although they have garnered plenty of attention, it is barely worth regurgitating veteran BBC golf commentator Peter Alliss’s comments about the modern prevalence of “macho women,” and how he doesn’t care for them very much. To describe Alliss as a dinosaur would be to insult the contemporary relevance of Tyrannosaurus Rex culture.Meanwhile David Moyes’s creepy warning to BBC reporter Vicki Sparks has been fleshed out to ascertain its true degree of sexist content. Some have reasoned that Moyes suggesting Sparks ‘might get a slap even though you’re a woman’ was actually not sexist at all, that in threatening a wallop without regard for the recipient’s gender, Moyes was in reality striking a great blow for equality, laying the ground for future generations of women to be bullied by foul-tempered football managers.But while Alliss is a fossil and Moyes behaved like an arsehole, the Republic of Ireland women’s team took on a more serious enemy in their bid to have the FAI address a number of long-running grievances.Although they were portrayed as the bad guys this week, it is not true to characterise the FAI as some sort of bastion of institutional misogyny. They do plenty of good work in the cause of diversity in general and in the promotion of the women’s game at all levels specifically. Emma Byrne and the Ireland Women’s football team went public with their grievances. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOIt became clear that the main bone of contention was the desire of the women’s team to use the PFAI as their representatives, with the FAI, like many a bossman before them, unwilling to let a union get its feet under the negotiating table. Their resoluteness on this point clearly blinded them to the PR disaster that would follow the team going public on the more humiliating privations they had endured.Still, sending an email that threatened collateral damage to the players’ club careers, international reputations and “women’s football and its future development” smacked of an attempt to bully a weaker rival, something they would never have dreamed of doing to the powerful men’s equivalent.They messed with the wrong bunch.Thankfully the FAI came to its senses, realising that whatever beef they had with the PFAI was not worth the appallingly inequitable fallout the women’s team were putting up with.The existence of basic, fundamental unfairness within certain sporting codes is a bigger problem for women than the prehistoric views of some grumpy old codgers. Getting access to the facilities and supports they need to succeed is worth more to women in sport than an apology from an oafish football manager.Ginger McCain didn’t believe women should be jockeys, but he couldn’t stop Charlotte Brew getting up on Barony Fort and riding in the National. The Ireland women’s team just wanted to get themselves to the starting line, but they’ve already jumped some pretty big fences.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Share12 Tweet Email Short URL 13,219 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgUn four explose sur un site nucléaire dans le GardLundi matin, à 11H45, une explosion a retenti dans un centre de traitement des déchets sur le site nucléaire de Marcoule dans le Gard. Une personne a trouvé la mort et quatre autres sont blessées, mais il n’y aurait pour l’instant aucun rejet radioactif à l’extérieur selon les autorités. Un four a explosé ce matin à 11H45 sur le site nucléaire de Marcoule dans le Gard. Plus précisément, la déflagration s’est produite dans un centre de traitement de déchets exploité par une filiale d’EDF, la société Socodei, au niveau d’un four qui servait à fondre des déchets radioactifs métalliques de faible à très faible activité, selon l’Autorité de sûreté nucléaire.  À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalitéMais “il n’y a pas de rejets à l’extérieur, pour l’instant” a assuré un porte-parole du Commissariat à l’énergie atomique. Néanmoins, les pompiers ont annoncé la mise en place d’un périmètre de sécurité en raison des risques de fuite provoqués par l’incident qui a par ailleurs fait un mort et quatre blessés. La victime a été “retrouvé carbonisée” et l’un des blessés est dans un état grave, a ainsi affirmé le quotidien Midi Libre.  De son côté, l’exploitant a déclenché le plan d’urgence interne, d’après l’Autorité de sûreté nucléaire. Aucun détail supplémentaire, ni bilan n’a pour l’instant été fourni.  Le 12 septembre 2011 à 15:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgTwo Oregon women were in critical condition Sunday night with injuries suffered in a Saturday afternoon car crash north of Battle Ground.Judith R. May, 64, La Pine, Ore., the driver of a 2004 Toyota pickup ,and her passenger, Mary Anne Veentjer, 53, no address available, were in the intensive care unit of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.Ray Curry, 32, of Battle Ground was driving a 2003 Chevrolet pickup in the two-vehicle crash and was treated and released at the hospital.Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Roberts said the accident happened about 2:42 p.m. near the intersection of Northeast 142nd Avenue and 249th Street.A press release said the crash occurred when the Toyota was southbound on Northeast 142nd Avenue, turned west onto Northeast 249th Street and made a sudden U-turn back onto Northeast 142nd Avenue — directly into the path of the southbound Chevrolet pickup.The Chevrolet pickup struck the driver’s side of the Toyota, the press release said. It said the driver of the Chevy did not have time to avoid the crash.Both occupants of the Toyota were taken to PeaceHealth, one by Life Flight and one by AMR ambulance.This collision is under investigation by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit.Roberts said there was no evidence to suggest either driver was impaired.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Sons of Italy is holding a dance on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 7pm to 11pm, at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).This “Dancing through the Decades” event will include a DJ, dancing, raffles, and a door prize. Coffee and dessert will be provided. Feel free to bring your own food for the table.Tickets cost $20. To purchase a ticket, contact organizer Janet Engrem at 978-658-9324 or jknje[at] Attendees are encouraged to bring diaper donations as part of a diaper drive.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPHOTOS: Wilmington Sons Of Italy Holds Fundraiser Dance, Collected Diapers For Babies In NeedIn “Photo of the Day”5 Things To Do In Wilmington This Weekend (March 8-10)In “Community”COMING SOON: Wilmington Sons of Italy & WHS Band Parents To Hold Huge Yard Sale On September 7In “Community”last_img read more

first_imgIndia’s supersonic fighter jet, Tejas will participate in the upcoming Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) in Malaysia.Twitter/ IAFA day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi revealed that he gave his nod to the airstrike in Balakot, Pakistan, despite bad weather in the area, a senior IAF officer has said that the presence of clouds could have affected the impact of Spice 2000 glide bombs that targetted JeM training camps. The IAF has said that bad weather could have really made a difference to the outcome of the airstrikes on February 26.Earlier, PM Modi had said that the presence of clouds on the day of the airstrikes worked in favour of IAF. He had said that bad weather made the Indian warplanes escape radar detection, something which has invited widespread criticism by defence experts as well as opposition political parties.”We were in two thoughts that day whether to go ahead with the air strikes or not because the weather wasn’t good and there were clouds. Finally, I had this raw idea that maybe if we go ahead, the clouds may hold and we could escape the detection from their radars. I am not a person of science but I gave them an idea and a go-ahead to carry out the strikes,” PM Modi had said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing an election rally in Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh.Twitter/BJPThe statement has invited criticism as well as hilarious reactions on social media on how could PM Modi propose such an idea when the weather has no impact on the functioning of the radars. The Trinamool Congress headed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called out to the Election Commission saying that such a statement may have been deliberately issued to influence the voters at a time when the Lok Sabha polls are going on.The IAF officer told New India Express that the images fed on Israel-made Spice 2000 bombs that were dropped from Mirage 2000 jets could have easily missed the target if they were covered by the clouds as there could have been problems with the bomb sensors. He also said that one of the Mirage 2000 planes could not even drop the payload due to bad weather. The BJP has defended PM Modi’s assertions saying that he has not revealed vital intelligence inputs of the operation and hence it is not in violation of any rule.last_img read more

first_imgsatkhiraMembers of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained 18 Rohingya people in Hijaldi border area in Kolaroa upazila early Friday.Omar Faruk, company commander of BGB Hijaldi BOP camp, said that a team of BGB detained them when they were trying to enter Bangladesh territory through Indian border.The BGB official said that the Rohingya people fled to India first amid persecution in Myanmar and later the members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) pushed them to Bangladesh through the border.last_img

first_img Catholicism Share This! As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,GREENSBORO, N.C. (RNS) — Juana Luz Tobar Ortega spends her days at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church sewing pillow covers, sculpting clay cups and bowls and cooking papusas and tamales.But Ortega’s many homemaking skills belie the harsh reality of her life: She cannot go home.Later this month, Ortega will mark her two-year anniversary in sanctuary. The 47-year-old Guatemalan native took refuge at St. Barnabas on May 31, 2017, after receiving an ankle bracelet and an order of deportation.On Thursday (May 9), some PBS stations across the country will air a 25-minute documentary titled “Santuario” that tells Ortega’s story. The film looks at the plight of the Ortega family after Juana left  her husband, Carlos, four children and two grandchildren for sanctuary. The directors hope the film shines a light on noncriminal deportation cases like Ortega’s, which have multiplied in the wake of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.Ortega, who has no criminal record, has lived in the United States for 26 years, most of them in the North Carolina town of Asheboro, about 30 miles from Greensboro.Before taking sanctuary, she worked as a seamstress for a furniture company in nearby High Point. Six years ago during a raid on her employer, she was arrested for entering the country illegally and released. It was then she first realized her asylum claim was denied. Each year since, she checked in with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and received a one-year stay of deportation – until in 2017, when for no stated reason she was given 30 days to leave the country.Juana Luz Tobar Ortega with her family at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greensboro, N.C. Photo courtesy of Santuario filmFaced with the choice of leaving her family and going back to Guatemala, or awaiting a knock at the door from an ICE officer, she sought church sanctuary.Ortega’s family visits her at the church every weekend. Her two granddaughters often stay with her during school vacations. But for all practical purposes, her life is on hold.“I came into the project excited about the idea of sanctuary as a form of protection for people facing deportation,” said Christine Delp, who co-directed the film with Pilar Timpane. “And I came through not really sure whether sanctuary is a good or bad thing. It’s like being in limbo. There’s an extreme emotional, financial, physical toll on families.”The “Santuario” documentary poster. Courtesy imageHundreds of congregations across the country have pledged to support undocumented people at imminent risk of deportation. A far smaller number have actually housed them.There are now 48 people taking sanctuary in houses of worship across the U.S., according to Church World Service, which maintains a database. Three have been in sanctuary since 2016, when the most recent sanctuary movement began, and 21 are coming up on their second anniversary.Houses of worship are considered “sensitive locations,” meaning that federal immigration enforcement officers will avoid arresting, searching or interviewing people there under most circumstances.The congregations that have people living in sanctuary have worked hard to advocate on their behalf.So far, they’ve had limited success.Some people in sanctuary have successfully won a stay of removal and have been reunited with their families. (One woman formerly in sanctuary at another Greensboro church was granted a green card last week, entitling her to permanent residency.)But the majority are still waiting.Timpane, co-director of the documentary about Ortega, which has shown at 11 film festivals and won the grand jury prize for short documentary at the New Orleans Film Festival, said she still struggles with people’s misunderstandings about the immigration system.“It continues to surprise that we get questions like ‘What did she do? Why is (she) getting a deportation sentence?’ — rather than ‘What can be done to change the system?’” Timpane said.St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greensboro, N.C. RNS photo by Yonat ShimronSt. Barnabas, North Carolina’s first congregation in recent history to offer sanctuary to an undocumented immigrant, took in Ortega knowing her stay would be indefinite, but feeling called nonetheless to help her.To keep her safe, it instituted new rules: The church doors remain locked. A volunteer is on duty 24 hours a day. And no immigration enforcement officers are allowed on the premises without an arrest warrant signed by a judge.The church turned a vesting room and storage area into a bedroom and sitting area for Ortega. Her son-in-law, a plumber, installed a shower in one of the church bathrooms.Besides sheltering her, church members revved up their advocacy on Ortega’s behalf. They’ve written letters, made phone calls, visited Congress to push for an immigration policy that keeps undocumented families together and allows a path to citizenship. Failing that, they have raised the possibility of a private bill that might allow Ortega a stay of deportation.The church was buoyed by last year’s midterm elections when Democrats took control of the House of Representatives — including the House Judiciary Committee, and Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship. A church group drove to Washington to visit with Rep. Jerry Nadler, the committee chair, taking some of Ortega’s pottery as a gift. The group also visited with Sen. Thom Tillis, one of North Carolina’s two Republican senators.Juana Luz Tobar Ortega with some of her sewing machines at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greensboro, N.C. RNS photo by Yonat ShimronBut so far, there’s been little movement on immigration.The Rev. Randall Keeney, the church vicar, said he’s become disillusioned by the nation’s politics that have failed so many undocumented people.“I used to think our representatives acted out of conscience,” he said. “I don’t believe that anymore. I think they only act out of expediency and for political reasons.”Last year, the ankle bracelet that ICE strapped around Ortega’s leg broke. The church, which has been upfront with ICE about her whereabouts, called the agency to inform officials about it. ICE offered to fit her with a new bracelet.The church said no.This weekend, Ortega’s third child, Jackeline, will graduate from a community college with a degree in animal science. Ortega won’t be there to cheer her on when she accepts her diploma.Her youngest, Carlos Jr., whom she lovingly calls Carlito, is a high school junior. Ortega tears up at the thought that she might miss his high school graduation next year.Then she wipes away the tears and reminds herself why she chose sanctuary.“It’s better for me to stay here,” she said. “Here I have my family. If I went back (to Guatemala) we’d be separated.”Jackeline, Carlos and Carlos Jr. are U.S. citizens, while Ortega’s two older daughters, born in Guatemala, have qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.“It’s hard for us,” said her eldest daughter, Lesvi Molina, who stays with her one night a week. “But it’s nothing compared to what she’s dealing with. It’s very overwhelming to feel like there’s no way out.”Santuario – Trailer from Pilar Timpane on Vimeo.(“Santuario” will begin broadcast on Thursday on PBS stations around the country as part of the series Reel South and then nationally on the World Channel. On Sunday (May 12),  Al Jazeera Witness will begin broadcasting the documentary.) By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 News Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron Share This!center_img By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron Share This! News • Photos of the Week Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,Swept up in Muslim genocide crisis, Hindu Rohingyas are stuck in Bangladesh Share This! 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first_imgThe National Museum of American Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW, will host an event March 12 that will not only celebrate National Women’s Month, but also highlight the contributions women and girls have made to the arts of Africa and the museum’s collections. The daylong event feature tours, workshops and a dance ensemble among other activities.last_img

first_imgTop view of the cavity for various frequencies of actuation of the silicon membrane and the corresponding modes (m,n) . The white dashed lines have been plotted to help visualize the nodal lines and circles. Credit: (c) Physical Review Letters (2016). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.184501 More information: Gaël Vuillermet et al. Chladni Patterns in a Liquid at Microscale, Physical Review Letters (2016). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.184501ABSTRACTBy means of ultrathin silicon membranes excited in the low ultrasound range, we show for the first time that it is possible to form two-dimensional Chladni patterns of microbeads in liquid. Unlike the well-known effect in a gaseous environment at the macroscale, where gravity effects are generally dominant, leading particles towards the nodal regions of displacement, we show that the combined effects of an ultrathin plate excited at low frequency (yielding to subsonic waves) together with reduced gravity (arising from buoyancy) will enhance the importance of microstreaming in the Chladni problem. Here, we report that for micrometric beads larger than the inner streaming layer, the microscale streaming in the vicinity of the plate tends to gather particles in antinodal regions of vibrations yielding to patterns in good agreement with the predicted modes for a liquid-loaded plate. Interestingly, a symmetry breaking phenomenon together with the streaming can trigger movements of beads departing from one cluster to another. We show that, for higher modes, this movement can appear as a collective rotation of the beads in the manner of a “farandole.” © 2016 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Physical Review Letters Explore furthercenter_img Several centuries ago, it was noted that covering a plate with flour and causing the plate to vibrate resulted in the flour forming into different patterns, depending on the frequency of the vibration. Later it was noted that sand poured over the back of violin demonstrated the same types of properties—such patterns have subsequently been called Chladni Patterns and they have been used in designing musical instruments and other applications over the years. In this new effort, the researchers wondered if the same types of patterns would emerge in particles that exist in a water solution.To find out, the researchers placed an amount of multi-sized microbeads into a container that had a membrane stretched across a base at the bottom, similar to a drum. They next filled the container with water and then watched (and filmed) what happened when the membrane was caused to vibrate at different frequencies.The researchers found that the beads did migrate to form patterns, very similar to those in a dry environment, and they could be changed by adjusting the vibration frequency—but they also found that there were some differences. First, the patterns were not created the same way, instead of the finer grains getting pushed to nodes, they actually moved in the opposite direction, piling up at antinodes, forming what might be described as inverse Chladni patterns—due to a phenomenon known as acoustic streaming. But perhaps, more amusing, the team also found that under the right circumstances, i.e. causing vibrations that were off the resonant frequency, the microbeads could be caused to move in clusters around an outer circle, much like, they note, dancers engaged in a farandole.The researchers note that their findings could have practical applications, like using vibrations to move particles in a fluid across a surface to a desired location in industrial applications, or more exotically, to move cells on a surface into a desired pattern before allowing them to grow. Citation: Researchers investigate Chladni patterns in a liquid at microscale (2016, May 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from (—A team of researchers with Université Grenoble Alpes in France has discovered that there are differences in patterns created in tiny particles immersed in water over a vibrating drum head, than in dry sand particles dropped on a metal plate and vibrated. In their paper published in Physical Review Letters, the researchers describe their experiments and the differences they found between the submerged particles, the patterns that developed and the mechanisms behind them. New theory linking brain activity to brain shape could throw light on human consciousnesslast_img read more