Dybala: I didn’t insult Mourinho

first_imgJuventus forward Paulo Dybala insists he “didn’t insult” Jose Mourinho after seeing the Manchester United manager taunt Bianconeri fans after a fiery Champions League clash.The Portuguese was in high spirits following a dramatic 2-1 victory for his side in Turin and revelled in making the home support aware of who had emerged victorious, as he cupped his ear towards the stands.His actions once again proved divisive, with former United favourites Paul Scholes and Gary Neville offer contrasting opinions on his antics, and a number of Juve players confronted him at the time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Argentina international Dybala was among those to approach the United boss, along with Leonardo Bonucci, but he insists there was no war of words between the pair.He told Sky Sport Italia: “I just told him that there was no need to make that gesture.“There was no need to create more tension than there already was, sometimes you get insulted and it’s bad, but to create more tension than there already is…“I told him there was no need, I didn’t insult him. I just told him that and left.”Dybala had drawn a blank against United before Mourinho took centre stage, having previously netted the winner against the Red Devils in an initial European clash between two heavyweight outfits at Old Trafford.Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, JuventusCristiano Ronaldo recorded Juve’s solitary effort in their most recent outing, with the Portuguese disappointed to end up on the losing side against his former employers.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has starred for the Bianconeri after making a slow start to a spell in Italy and Dybala believes he can thrive alongside a modern day legend, if Massimiliano Allegri gives him the chance.He added: “The boss has given us a little more freedom to move around and I think that way we can do more damage to our opponents.“Cristiano Ronaldo is a player who moves to the left more, but he moves around a lot and in fact the goal I scored in Manchester came from his cross from the right.“When Mario [Mandzukic] plays he’s more of a reference point, and then there’s also Douglas and [Federico] Bernardeschi, so we have a lot of options in attack.“I think the coach definitely finds it difficult to put all of us in, because we’re playing really well and there’s a really good level in attack. I don’t think it’s easy for him.”last_img read more

We hold an upper hand against South Africa, says India’s Veda Krishnamurthy

first_imgIndia’s Veda Krishnamurthy is confident her side can keep up its perfect record at the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup when it takes on South Africa at Grace Road on Saturday.Having already beaten England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the West Indies, victory against South Africa would see India progress to the semi-finals.And Krishnamurthy believes India hold the upper hand against South Africa and knows its strengths and weaknesses with the white ball.She said: “We’re quite confident for the game against South Africa because in the last four or five games we have played against them we have done well. We are aware of their team, we know what combinations and players are there, so we can play according to our strengths.””We played them a couple of months back so we know their strengths and weaknesses, so we will be working towards them.””We are more compact than them, because individually, South Africa are very good, but when it comes to collective performance, they really depend on their main players to do well,” he added.South Africa, who are currently sitting fifth in the table with two wins, a defeat and a washout, is looking to bounce back after losing to England after the host spanked the fifth highest score in World Cup history to win by 68 runs.But captain Dane van Niekerk believes her bowlers can reproduce the team’s stunning form that saw South Africa bowl the West Indies out for 48 in Leicester.She said, “Our bowlers don’t like getting hit like that, I am sure they will come back firing even stronger so I’m excited to see what they will do in the next few days and how they are going to go about their work.”advertisement”It doesn’t mean their skills have gone away in just one game, and it doesn’t mean the West Indies game was a fluke. We are a good bowling side, every team in the world has had days like this. We’re going back to Leicester where it’s going to be a lot different conditions-wise. We’ll go back to what we know and try and hit our lengths. We need to have a plan and execute our plans,” she said.”India are a brilliant batting side, they have a lot of spinners and they are on a high. They are playing really good cricket at the moment and they are the ones to beat.””They had a bit of a stumble against Pakistan but they won that game convincingly. We’re lucky that we’ve played them a few times recently so everything is still fresh in the memories. None of the games we have played against them have been runaway games. It’s been really good cricket so I’m excited to take them on,” she added.Squads:South Africa: Dane van Niekerk (captain), Trisha Chetty. Moseline Daniels, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Lizelle Lee, Sune Luus, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Andrie Steyn, Chloe Tryon, Laura Wolvaardt, Odine KirstenIndia:Mithali Raj (captain), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smrti Mandhana, Mona Meshram, Shikha Pandey, Poonam, Nuzhat Parween, Punam Raut, Deepti Sharma, Sushma Verma, Smriti Mandhana.last_img read more

Quebec slams door on New Brunswicks pipeline dream at premiers meeting

first_imgMONTREAL — New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs remained optimistic Friday that, someday, a pipeline would be built to bring western crude oil to ports in his region for transport overseas. But the Quebec premier tried his best to kill that dream.While the prime minister and Canada’s premiers found common ground on issues such as trade during their meeting in Montreal, they were confronted with the harsh reality that Quebec will not accept a pipeline.“I understand that Alberta and the other provinces that produce oil want to find ways to get it (to tidewater), but I was very, very clear,” Francois Legault told reporters after the closed-door meeting.“There is no social acceptability for a pipeline that would pass through Quebec territory.”Legault saw no contradiction in lobbying premiers Friday to buy more hydroelectricity from his province while rejecting western energy.“We are offering an energy that is not expensive and is clean,” Legault said. “I am not embarrassed to refuse dirty energy while we are offering clean energy at a competitive price.”TransCanada Corporation had proposed the $15.7-billion Energy East pipeline to bring western crude through Quebec and onwards to New Brunswick before being shipped overseas.The company abandoned the project more than a year ago, and a spokesperson recently said it has no plan to revive it.But despite the hurdles placed by TransCanada and Quebec, Higgs told reporters Friday he isn’t giving up.“This is the first time I had a discussion with Mr. Legault (about the pipeline),” Higgs said. “I understand the political sensitivities. And the first process (for Energy East) was a flawed one.”The New Brunswick premier acknowledged Legault gave him “no indication (the pipeline) will be a possibility — so I won’t pretend otherwise.”“But I am optimistic that if we work together with people in our province and his province and across the nation that we’ll find solutions.”While he remained hopeful, Higgs also offered a warning.The country is still very much dependent on oil revenues and if Alberta continues to suffer economically, it will hurt the entire country — regardless of how much hydroelectricity Quebec has.He said New Brunswick continues to receive federal equalization payments, which represent 30 per cent of the province’s budget.Quebec is also a major benefactor of equalization, while Alberta remains a “have province” that subsidizes others.“Alberta has been feeding our kids for a long time with the royalties, with the money that has come from oil,” Higgs said.“My concern is how will the federal government continue to pay, how will transfer payments survive in the current form? Will the next message be that transfer payments need to be cut because the revenue is no longer there?” Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

BC Secondary Schools receive their annual Report Card

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – The annual Report Card on B.C’s Secondary Schools was released by the Fraser Institute, a tool that Secondary Schools academic performances can be compared.Based on seven academic indicators using student results from annual provincewide exams, grade-to-grade transition rates, and graduation rates, this Report ranks 251 public and independent secondary schools.Of the top 53 schools in the ranking (seven were tied for 47th) 24 are public schools and 29 are independent schools. Located in 26 different cities and towns across the province, including Revelstoke, Summerland, Agassiz, Hope, and Duncan. “All too often, we hear excuses that public schools can’t compete with independent schools because of the communities and students that they serve, but that’s just not true—every school can improve and strive to rank higher than the year before,” said Angela MacLeod, a Fraser Institute senior policy analyst.These are the rankings for schools in the North and South Peace Region;106/251 – Dawson Creek215/251 – Fort Nelson244/251 – Fort St. John246/251 – ChetwyndThis year, 36 schools showed statistically significant declines in performance over the past four years, and 33 showed statistically significant improvement.“This Report Card proves that improvement is possible in every corner of the province, in every type of school serving every type of student,” MacLeod said.Notably, of the top 10 fastest-improving schools—regardless of rank—seven are located outside the Greater Vancouver Area in Agassiz, Chilliwack, Invermere, Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Terrace and 100 Mile House. In fact, none are in the City of Vancouver.For the complete results on all ranked schools, and to easily compare the performance of different schools; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Hoonah ready for new dock that will bring more tourists

HOONAH, Alaska — The predominantly Alaska Native village of Hoonah is preparing for a new dock that is expected to bring thousands of more tourists.The village hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the dock Wednesday at Icy Strait Point, the Juneau Empire reported .Work on the new structure could begin in June with the hope of welcoming passengers in the 2020 seasonIcy Strait Point is owned by Huna Totem Corporation, a for-profit Alaska Native corporation. The new dock is a collaboration with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. The City of Hoonah has supported the project.Icy Strait Point will be able to handle the influx of visitors that will come with the new dock, said Huna Totem Corporation CEO Russell Dick and Norwegian Cruise Lines Executive Vice-President Howard Sherman.“We’ve got the infrastructure here to handle it,” Dick said. “We were pretty strategic about the dock location we picked. It will keep people spread out.”Hoonah is a community of more than 750 residents about 40 miles (about 64 kilometres) southwest of Juneau..___Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, http://www.juneauempire.comThe Associated Press read more

Alberta premier says climate change key to progress on Keystone pipeline

Alberta premier says climate change key to progress on Keystone pipeline by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 3, 2015 1:27 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 3, 2015 at 4:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says progress on addressing climate change is the key to getting pipelines built.She made the comment a day after TransCanada Corp. asked the U.S. government to put a hold on the company’s permit application for the Keystone XL pipeline.The line would take Alberta crude across the United States to refineries and ports on the Gulf Coast.The line has been a flashpoint of controversy given its economic potential versus potential harm to the environment.Notley says concrete plans to reduce climate change would go a long way to giving pipeline advocates and producers the social licence to succeedA panel is working on such a strategy for Notley, who plans to take it to Paris in a few weeks for a global climate change conference. read more

Jackets brush aside blame aim for lateseason run

Nobody likes excuses.When you are paying an average of $84 a ticket for a product that is ultimately judged on wins and losses, the last thing you want to hear is more cliché coach-speak about a “young team on the verge.”The Blue Jackets have seemingly been a “young team on the verge” for all 10 years of their existence. When does all that potential give way to production? Production, of course, is measured in playoff victories and the possibility of an eventual Stanley Cup championship.It appeared as though the answer had come last season. The Blue Jackets made the postseason for the first time in franchise history, and a single playoff victory would have gone a long way toward erasing the futility of the previous eight seasons.But one of the NHL’s “Original Six,” Columbus’ archrival Detroit Red Wings, erased those hopes with a four-game sweep of the hometown heroes. Being unceremoniously swept from the playoffs without even putting up much of a fight left a bad taste in the mouths of Jackets fans; quite the opposite of building hope for the future.To the informed, however, it still seemed a step in the right direction. In light of this season’s struggles, it now appears that the old adage applies: One step forward, two steps back.So without relying on tired excuses, what has changed?“This is a league that you don’t miss steps in. You might miss them early, but you always have to catch up,” Columbus coach Ken Hitchcock said of his team’s development from last year. “That’s what has happened with a lot of our young guys last year.”What the coach appears to be saying is that his young team overachieved in its run to the playoffs.Now that this year’s team is starting to show signs of life, Hitchcock’s plan to stick with his younger players appears to be paying off. After having gone 3-14-7 during a 24-game stretch, Columbus is now 7-5-0 over the last 12.His “gut decision” to go with a struggling Steve Mason in a recent game against Nashville is an indication that he has a plan and is sticking to it, for good or bad.The same can be said of his continued faith in other Jackets youngsters like Jakub Voracek and Derick Brassard.Many voices around the organization have speculated that a stint down in Syracuse, the Blue Jackets’ minor-league affiliate, would prove beneficial to Mason.Hitchcock disagrees.“Everybody you talk to, when a young goalie [struggles] like this, it’s finish the season, press the reset button and start over next year,” Hitchcock said of his young net-minder. “Every good goalie has gone through this: [Ed] Belfour, [Tom] Barasso, Curtis Joseph. We can’t afford reset here.”With the Olympic break looming, and a favorable schedule which finds the Jackets playing eight of 10 games at home, Hitchcock is optimistic that the playoffs are still very much a reality.“We’ve got to find a way to go 8-2 before the break to stay in the race,” Hitchcock said. “If we go 8-2, who knows how far we can take this thing.” read more

Daughter who turned detective to piece together history of father with dementia

first_imgWhen her father was 86, Keggie Carew found a note in his pocket reading: “My name is Tom Carew, but I have forgotten yours.”For any daughter, it would cement the creeping fear that a much-loved parent was succumbing to dementia.For Carew, it was also the start of a ten-year journey to piece together his history before it was too late.  Keggie Carew with her father Tom Alice Oswald, the poet, who won with Falling Awake Sebastian Barry, who won the best novel award for Days Without End Carew in front of her writing hut at home in Wiltshire Sebastian Barry took the best novel award for the second time with Days Without End, while Alice Oswald won the poetry prize with Falling Awake and Francis Spufford won the first novel award for his historical fiction Golden Hill.All five are now in the running for the overall prize, to be announced later this month. Her book,  Dadland: A Journey Into Unchartered Territory, has been hailed “hilarious and heartbreaking” by judges, who selected it as one of five category winners of the Costas. Other winners include Brian Conaghan, a former painter and decorator who was finally published after receiving 217 rejection letters, who won the Children’s Book Award for The Bombs That Brought Us Together. Francis Spufford, who won the first novel award for Golden Hill Lt Col Tom Carew, who parachuted into Burma with a 55-year-old guidebook and a kilo of opium Brian Conaghan, who won the children’s book award with The Bombs That Brought Us Together Lt Col Carew would be “thrilled” at parts of the book, and would have ignored the more difficult details about his family life, she added, joking: “He was not at all modest. He was be utterly amazed that this has happened.”His obituary in 2009, published in the Telegraph, described him as a “natural leader with great charm and a horror of the humdrum” who “liked to stir things up”.He was known to have served in the Second World War as part of a Special Operations Executive unit called “The Jedburghs”, dropped into Burma with a 55-year-old guide book and a bag of opium for currency before recruiting a guerilla force to outfox the Japanese. Brian Conaghan, who won the children's book award with The Bombs That Brought Us Together Carew, who previously worked as a visual artist, said she had experienced a “great sense of relief” after learning she had been recognised by the prize, adding: “It’s a lovely feeling that the book has resonated with other people in such a strong way.”She added her family history had been the “elephant in the room which stamped its foot” as she had considered what to write, resolving to start researching in earnest after noticing her father had written notes to himself in a bid to “outwit” his dementia. Dadland is out now Described variously as the Lawrence of Burma and the “Mad Irishmen” for his efforts, he won the DSO and the Croix de Guerre before retiring from the army in 1958 for a varied and not always successful career in business.Carew’s research began in earnest after she escorted her father to a Jedburgh reunion in 2006, noticing he was starting to lose his memory.Asking him to tell her everything he could recall about his “madcap” life, she went on to piece the information together with extensive archives found in his attic, and newly-released official records in which he was mentioned. Francis Spufford, who won the first novel award for Golden Hill Keggie Carew with her father Tom Carew in front of her writing hut at home in Wiltshire “You start rubbing the lamp a bit and the genie pops out: things just kept falling in my lap,” she said. “The more I found out, the more amazing it was.”Boxes in her father’s house contained newspaper clippings dating back to the war, diaries and buried letters detailing his life. Dadland is out now Keggie Carew, left, with her family Lt Col Tom Carew, who parachuted into Burma with a 55-year-old guidebook and a kilo of opium Further research took Carew to the National Archives, Imperial War Museum and British Library, with she found videos and audio files starring her father, including one memorable film which saw him swaggering out of the Burmese jungle aged 24.Trunks, cardboard boxes and desk drawers revealed a Christmas card from the head of the CIA, while the release of classified SOE files allowed the author to match Lt Col’s colourful anecdotes with real-life dates, places, code names and operational details on papers stamped Top Secret. Alice Oswald, the poet, who won with Falling Awake Keggie Carew, left, with her family As her father’s memory failed him, the first-time author set about scouring  personal archives, military museums and her father’s own sometimes muddled recollections to uncover a family history, committing the highs and lows to paper in a part detective story, part memoir.She was last night announced as the winner of the Costa Biography Award, after embarking on a painstaking research project to tell the  true story of the life of the man nicknamed Lawrence of Burma for his heroic exploits during the Second World War. The book also tells of the Carews complicated family life, including the breakdown of her mother.“I decided that if I was going to tell a story like this, I wasn’t going to censor anything,” said Carew. “It’s a very extraordinary story but it’s also very universal when it comes to family, dementia and relationships.”Carew and her fellow category winners will received £5,000 each, with the overall winner of the Costa Prize will be announced in London on January 31. Sebastian Barry, who won the best novel award for Days Without End 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

HP webOS app catalog Magazine View gets its very own blurry pic

first_imgWe already know the basics about HP’s TouchPad tablet, but there is still a lot to learn about the device. In addition to firm pricing and availability, everyone wants to know what’s up with the apps. After all, apps have become the backbone of today’s mobile experience and it was a weakness of Palm’s webOS devices.Above is the first shot we’ve seen of the of HP’s app catalog in its “Magazine View”. Why does this matter? Well, first off, we’re all a bit excited for the webOS tablets. Next, as mentioned above, these products are not going to succeed without good apps… and lots of them. Apple and Android have a huge lead so HP is going to have to get aggressive with their app strategy.AdChoices广告Finally, app catalogs are getting big enough that navigating them becomes a serious problem. Apple does this well enough, but it’s still not a fun browsing experience. HP seems to be trying to soften up the UI a little bit and make app browsing (and hopefully buying) a bit less painful.No matter how good it is Magazine View won’t be enough to make webOS and its app catalog a success, but it looks like it could be a step in the right direction.Image via @twtomcat, via Mike Canelast_img read more

19 civilians and six police dead after two days of clashes in

first_img Saturday 29 Oct 2016, 12:11 PM A Seleka Presidential Guardsman adjusts his beret at the downtown market in Bangui, Central African Republic. A Seleka Presidential Guardsman adjusts his beret at the downtown market in Bangui, Central African Republic. Image: AP/Press Association Images By AFP Image: AP/Press Association Images TWENTY-FIVE PEOPLE were killed, six of them gendarmes, in two days of violence around the town of Bambari in the troubled Central African Republic, the UN force MINUSCA said today.Six police and four civilians were killed in an ambush by armed men yesterday morning, while on Thursday, 15 people died in fighting on the town’s outskirts between the former Muslim Seleka militia and Christian vigilante groups known as “anti-balaka” (anti-machete), it said in a statement.In a further incident, anti-balaka fighters yesterday attacked eight members of MINUSCA as they were heading to Bambari airport, the force said. A seven-year-old child was injured.The UN force said there had been a “rise in tension in certain regions,” citing “confrontation between armed elements of the ex-Seleka and anti-balaka” groups.It called on the armed groups to end “the cycle of attack and reprisal.”Bambari lies in central CAR, about 250 kilometres (150 miles) northeast of the capital Bangui.The bloodshed is the latest bout of violence to strike the CAR, a former French colony that is one of the world’s poorest countries.It occurred in the runup to the formal end on Monday of a French military mission, Operation Sangaris, sent to help the UN stabilise the country.MINUSCA is seeking to support the administration of President Faustin-Archange Touadera, who was elected in February.The CAR’s descent into sectarian bloodshed began after the March 2013 ouster of president Francois Bozize, a Christian, by the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel alliance.This triggered revenge attacks and a spiral of atrocities between Christian and Muslim groups in which thousands were slaughtered and around a tenth of the population of 4.5 million were displaced.Earlier this month, 30 people were killed and 57 wounded when Seleka fighters staged an attack in the central town of Kaga Bandoro.A few days later, 11 people were shot dead in a camp for displaced people in Ngakobo, northeast of Bangui.On 24 October, four civilians were killed when protests against the UN peacekeepers, called by a coalition of civil society groups angered by the rise of armed militias, turned violent.© – AFP 2016Read: Iraqi forces move to cut off Islamic State militant supply linesRead: Iceland election: Anti-establishment Pirate Party set to shake up political landscape 5,959 Views http://jrnl.ie/3053652 center_img Short URL 7 Comments 19 civilians and six police dead after two days of clashes in Central Africa, says UN The UN has called on the armed groups to end “the cycle of attack and reprisal.” Share2 Tweet Email Oct 29th 2016, 12:11 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Sport Ireland to conduct extensive audit of the FAI

first_img FAI Offices at Abbottstown. Friday 10 May 2019, 5:52 PM Sport Ireland to conduct ‘extensive’ audit of the FAI It will include an assessment of the football body’s fitness to handle public funds. May 10th 2019, 5:37 PM Share5 Tweet Email FAI Offices at Abbottstown. https://the42.ie/4629171 SPORT IRELAND HAVE today confirmed that they will carry out an extensive audit of the Football Association of Ireland, beginning in the coming days. The state body today con that they have appointed KOSI Corporation Ltd to carry out what they term “an extensive independent audit of the Football Association of Ireland.The audit team will consist of a group of senior auditors and a forensic accountant, and they will assess the FAI’s expenditure of all Sport Ireland grant funding, along with the FAI’s wider financial administration and internal control environment. This will include an assessment of the FAI’s fitness to handle public funds.This audit brings yet more scrutiny to bear upon the beleaguered football body.Grant Thornton has been on site at Abbottstown in recent weeks to assess the FAI’s books, with a more extensive audit of the Association to be conducted by Mazars.The FAI are also engaged with the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE), with Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy telling an Oireachtas Committee last month that the FAI is subject to “substantial” engagement with the ODCE over matters that the watchdog had raised with it.The ODCE is seeking the High Court’s determination as to whether the FAI can claim legal privilege over 10 documents the football body has provided to the State watchdog. The FAI yesterday asked the High Court to consider whether advice from Rea Walshe is considered privileged, in part because the company’s interim CEO is a solicitor.Separate to all of this, the FAI and Sport Ireland are working together on a governance review group that will return recommendations on how to reform the running of the Association. The group is meeting on a weekly basis, and will return their findings no later than 21 June, ahead of the FAI AGM on 27 July. With reporting by Rónán Duffy Comments closed for legal reasons  By Gavin Cooney No Comments 12,149 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URLlast_img read more

Lun des concepteurs de lordinateur vainqueur du Jeopardy remporte le prix Turing

first_imgL’un des concepteurs de l’ordinateur vainqueur du Jeopardy remporte le prix Turing Le mois dernier, un ordinateur avait réussi à battre deux spécialistes du jeu “Jeopardy”, célèbre aux Etats-Unis. Le créateur de l’appareil, le professeur Leslie Valiant, vient d’être consacré en remportant le prix Turing, l’équivalent du Nobel chez les informaticiens.  Leslie Valiant, professeur d’informatique et de mathématiques appliquées à Harvard vient d’être récompensé par le prix Turing pour ses “contributions à l’évolution de la théorie de l’informatique cognitive et plus largement à la théorie informatique”, indique l’Association for Computing Machinery.   Ayant récemment créé l’ordinateur vainqueur du jeu Jeopardy!, qui teste les connaissances de candidats dans toutes sortes de domaines, Leslie Valiant a permis, selon le président de l’Association, Alain Chesnais, “de bâtir des formes modernes d’apprentissage par la machine et de communication”. Des découvertes que le président qualifie également “d’extraordinaires en matière d’apprentissage par la machine”. Le 11 mars 2011 à 15:21 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Des polluants détectés dans leau même en bouteille

first_imgDes polluants détectés dans l’eau, même en bouteilleUne enquête réalisée par WWF (le Fonds mondial pour la nature) montre que l’eau de boisson des Français, qu’elle provienne d’une bouteille ou directement du robinet, contient des résidus de produits chimiques.   WWF dénonce, dans un rapport d’enquête qui a été publié hier, la présence de résidus chimiques dans l’eau que nous buvons. Qu’il s’agisse de l’eau du robinet ou d’une eau en bouteille, toutes contiennent des éléments toxiques.   À lire aussiRétention d’eau : symptômes, remèdes, causes, que faire en cas d’oedème ?Initialement, WWF recherchait les traces de micropolluants métalliques, de substances azotées ou phosphorées issues de pesticides, de PCB, de bisphénol A et de résidus médicamenteux. En tout, 179 molécules étaient recherchées et 19 ont été retrouvées dans l’eau des 41 villes testées en 2009. Il s’agissait pour l’essentiel de nitrates, de résidus chlorés ou bromés de sous-produits de désinfection et de l’aluminium comme le rapporte Ouest-France. Dans 20% des cas, de l’atrazine déséthyl, un herbicide interdit depuis 2003, a été retrouvé.  L’enquête dévoile que “plus de 90% des eaux de ville testées présentaient des teneurs quantifiables en nitrates et plus de 50% étaient contaminées par de l’aluminium qui pourrait provenir en partie des traitements de l’eau avant distribution”. Même si les concentrations étaient inférieures aux normes imposées, WWF s’inquiète de l'”effet cocktail de ces résidus” qui, s’ils ne sont pas particulièrement nocifs séparément, peuvent en revanche devenir dangereux une fois combinés entre eux. De plus il est difficile d’évaluer l’impact “à long terme” de cette “exposition à faibles doses” sur la santé des consommateurs.  En ce qui concerne l’eau en bouteille, quatre micropolluants ont été retrouvés sur 14 sites analysés. Il s’agit de nitrates (jusqu’à 8 mg/l quand l’étiquette en affiche 6,3), d’aluminium, d’antimoine et même de plomb. Sur les quinze marques testées, seules les eaux de Plancoët (Bretagne) et de Matouba (Guadeloupe) sont vierges de polluants. WWF explique que “la diversité et l’augmentation constante du nombre de molécules chimiques dans les eaux de boisson, posent un réel problème et ne peut que nous inquiéter car on boit de l’eau tous les jours”.   Le 20 mai 2011 à 12:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

State assesses access to Highway 14 at Washougal

first_imgThe Washington Department of Transportation is planning to redesign two problematic intersections along state Highway 14 in Washougal, but a lot of planning is needed before construction begins.“We’re trying to build something that meets the needs of as many people as possible,” WSDOT spokeswoman Tamara Greenwell said.According to WSDOT, there are a lot of collisions at the intersections of state Highway 14 and 15th Street, and state Highway 14 and 32nd Street. Additionally, their designs limit freight and local traffic in an out of the city and the Port of Camas-Washougal.For example, drivers leaving Washougal from southbound 32nd Street can’t turn left onto eastbound state Highway 14. Port of Camas-Washougal tenants can’t turn left onto westbound state Highway 14, instead having to go east onto city streets before getting back on the highway.WSDOT wants to design the new intersections to balance the needs of freight, area residents and local businesses, but also the future growth plans of the city of Washougal. For the last couple of weeks WSDOT has been collecting public input on the project. It will continue to do so until Nov. 7,With a project budget of $7.5 million, WSDOT has developed seven different possible scenarios involving multiple combinations of roundabout, signals, ramps and some safety improvements for the future intersections, which the agency has made available to the public during an open house and via its website. However, Greenwell emphasized the designs are not final products. Engineers will use the public’s input to modify the plan that will be publicly shared early next year.Construction on the project is set to begin in the spring of 2019.last_img read more

Shanahan DOD Must Ensure Space Force Costs Stay in Check

first_imgA Space Force could need 15,000 to 20,000 personnel, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Wednesday at a CSIS event. The administration’s budget requested funding for 15,000.Shanahan said the costs could go up.“In the department, we’re really going to do a bottoms-up approach to cost,” Shanahan said, according to Military.com. “Cost grows if you don’t limit it. To me, it’s like, we need to cap it.”The fiscal year 2020 budget asks for $72.4 million to establish the new branch within the Air Force and asks for $2 billion total over five years.Air Force photo ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

US delays tariffs on phones laptops and video game consoles

first_imgTariffs on electronics will get a short reprieve according to the United States Trade Representative. Getty Images A new round of tariffs on Chinese imports is set to go into effect on Sept. 1. However, the United States Trade Representative said Tuesday that the inclusion of some electronic devices made in China is getting a delay and that other items have been removed from the tariff lists altogether. The USTR will delay, until Dec. 15, tariffs planned for products including cellphones, laptop computers, video game consoles, certain toys, computer monitors and certain items of footwear and clothing, according to a release Tuesday. The agency removed several items from the list permanently, citing “health, safety, national security and other factors,” but didn’t provide a list of those items.President Donald Trump began his push for a tariff on electronic goods made in China last November. The US Trade Representative announced in May a list of products to receive a 10% tariff, which included phones, laptops and game consoles. Since then Apple, Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft sent letters to the USTR saying tariffs would affect the US economy and increase the price of their products. Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Galaxy A50 takes aim at Moto G7 for best budget phone Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 3:17 See It Sprint Now playing: Watch this: Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors $999 $999 reading • US delays tariffs on phones, laptops and video game consoles Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 0 Share your voice CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It $999center_img Apple iPhone XS See All $999 Apple Boost Mobile • Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 19 Photos Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Post a comment See it Tags Lenovo Legion Y545 puts new parts in a tried-and-true body Mobile Laptops Gaming Best Buy See It Microsoft Sony Applelast_img read more

28yrold engineer dies after sharp kite string slits his throat

first_imgNew Delhi: A civil engineer died after his throat was slit by glass-coated manjha or kite string in Delhi’s Paschim Vihar area while he was going to a relative’s place, police said on Friday. After celebrating Raksha Bandhan on Thursday, Manav Sharma, 28, and his two younger sisters were en route to Hari Nagar on his scooter to meet their aunt, a senior officer said. Also Read – Man held for slapping woman employee at Gurgaon toll plaza booth Advertise With Us When he was travelling on the Paschim Vihar flyover, a Chinese manjha from a kite got entangled around Manav Sharma’s neck and slit his throat. The cut was so deep that his windpipe was slashed and he fell before he could halt the scooter, the officer said. Manav Sharma was taken to a hospital where he was declared brought dead. His two sisters escaped unhurt. The man was a resident of Budh Vihar and worked as a civil engineer with a private builder, the officer said. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us A case has been registered under sections of the Indian Penal Code, the police said. The Delhi police has received 15 calls relating to Chinese ‘manjha’ on Thursday and eight people were injured. Seventeen cases have been registered under Section 188 of the IPC for using glass-coated kite string (manjha). According to a Supreme Court directive, there is a nationwide ban on the procurement, sale and use of glass powder-coated ‘manjha’ and other dangerous kite strings.last_img read more

Infosys shares snap losing streak analysts meet on Wednesday crucial

first_imgInfosys shares staged a comeback on Tuesday, shrugging off a spate of bad news that began on August 13 when the company lost a multi-million project of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and later on Monday, after it admitted to sacking “underperformers”.The Infosys stock opened marginally higher from its Monday close of Rs. 1,015.40 and rose to an intraday high of Rs. 1,041 before closing at Rs. 1,039.25, a gain of 2.35 percent.Meanwhile, continuing with the spell of bad news, the company was told that its proposal to set up an IT SEZ in West Bengal has been rejected since the state did not make the due recommendation.”After deliberations, the board rejected the proposal due to lack of recommendation from the state government,” PTI quoted from the minutes of the meeting held on August 12 by the Board of Approval (BoA), headed by commerce secretary Rita Teaotia.The company’s proposal was to set up an SEZ in South 24 Paragnas spread over 20 hectares.Read: Infosys denies reports of 500 layoffs; says only underperformers asked to leaveBengaluru-based Infosys will be hosting analysts’ meet on Wednesday (August 24), as informed by the company in a regulatory filing to the BSE on Tuesday.The outcome of the meet could well decide the future course of the share price of India’s second-largest IT software services exporter.In a note on Tuesday, brokerage Nirmal Bang said that a range of issues would be in focus, especially the company’s take on performance in the second half of the current fiscal and how things pan out in view of global headwinds, especially in Europe after Brexit.Here are some of the key issues to watch out for, according to the brokerage:Problems faced in executing its consultancy projects in the healthcare vertical in Q1, Reasons for attrition including top-level exits,Progress on automation — the benefits from it had been pushed to FY2018 from 2H, FY2017; whether this timeline is on track or more pushback is likely,Whether the company will continue its “pricing to win” strategy or has shelved it, andReasons for its new services meeting growth targets in H2, FY2017.The BSE Sensex closed below the psychological mark of 28,000 at 27,990 while the NSE Nifty also ended almost flat at 8,632.Along with Infosys, top Sensex gainers included TCS, Asian Paints, Bharti Airtel and Wipro.The BSE IT index closed with a gain of 1.82 percent at 10,613.last_img read more

PNB fraud The scam is now worth Rs 12700 cr nearly 10

first_imgThe Punjab National Bank unearthed a Rs 11,400-crore fraud at its branch in Mumbai.ReutersPunjab National Bank has said that the amount of fraudulent transactions in the Nirav Modi case could be Rs 1,300 crore more than the current estimate of about Rs 11,400 crore.”We have to inform that quantum of reported unauthorized transactions can increase by $204.25 million (approximately),” the bank said in a regulatory filing on Monday.The state-owned lender, earlier this month, “detected some fraudulent and unauthorized transactions” at its Brady House branch in Mumbai.Indian-born diamond jewellery designer Nirav Modi is at the centre of the Punjab National Bank scam and three other big jewellers – Gitanjali Gems, Ginni and Nakshatra – are also under the scanner of various investigative agencies.The fraud revelation that started from Rs 280 crore has now reached over Rs 12,700 crore, about 10 times than the PNB’s annual net profit of Rs 1,324 crore during 2016-17.India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) has seized Nirav Modi’s cars in the Rs 11,400-crore financial fraud at the Punjab National Bank.The total seizure in the case now stands at Rs 5,826 crore, according to ED officials.The Income Tax department attached property worth Rs 1,200 crore of the Gitanjali Group located in the Special Economic Zone in Hyderabad, newswire PTI reported.Following the PNB scam, the external affairs ministry had suspended the passports of Nirav Modi and Gitanjali promoter Mehul Choksi for four weeks.last_img read more

FPIs withdraw Rs 9197 crore worth investment in August all eyes on

first_imgA scrap dealer searches for useful material at a weaving factory, that was shut a year ago, in Panipat in the northern state of Haryana, August 29, 2018.ReutersThe report quoted Vinod Nair, head of research at Geojit Financial services, stating that the FPIs have been fearing the global slowdown with major countries posting muted GDP growth. The rumours on the aggravation of the slowdown due to the uncertainty on the US-China trade agreement, Brexit and other geopolitical issues are boosting the fear of the investors. He even added that the situation is endangering earning growth while increasing the share values because of which the investment class is shifting to safe-havens; finding the equity unattractive. However, there are talks that the government might roll back by providing some relief to foreign investors from higher surcharges to stabilise the economic slowdown and boost the industrial outputs. A worker sits on a ship carrying containers at Mundra Port in Gujarat April 1, 2014.ReutersAmidst the declining economy of the country, the foreign investors have been continuously selling their stakes in the Indian market. Within seven trading sessions in August, the investors have cut down their market investments by Rs 9,197 crore.The trend of cutting down the investments was seen after eight core sector industries such as coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser, steel, cement, and electricity continued to show a negative growth due to the economy slowdown.A major cut down in the foreign investments was seen after the Modi government announced its budget changing the FDI norms and revised the taxations on the products. According to some market analysts, the trend can be reversed, by addressing the tax concerns of the overseas investors. Indian Economy snapshotThe latest depositories data states that the foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) withdrew a net amount of about Rs 11,134 from equities after pushing in about Rs 1,937 into the debt segment within the first nine days of August. The net withdrawal by the FPI after the settlement was clocked at about Rs 9,179 crore. As per a LiveMint report, the second reason that led the overseas investors to withdraw their investments from the Indian market was the introduction of higher taxes on FPIs registered as trusts and association of persons, announced in the Indian budget 2019-20.last_img read more