UEFA ramps up women’s football funding by 50%

first_imgUEFA has announced it will increase the amount of funding it supplies towards women’s soccer in a bid to continue its rise in popularity.UEFA has committed to a 50 per cent increase in financial backing through its Women’s Football Development Programme (WFDP) – rising to a total of €150,000 (£131,000/$173,000) per year to each of its 55 member associations from 2020.The WFDP forms part of the UEFA HatTrick programme, which has been funded by revenues from European Championship competitions since 2004, allowing projects to be invested in from elite to grassroots levels of the game. 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! UEFA’s pledge comes in support of the #WhatIf campaign, an initiative launched five months ago by the organisation Women in Football, which strives to change attitudes towards women working in football.Aleksander Ceferin, UEFA President, said: “The potential for women’s football is limitless and it is with this in mind Uefa has taken the step to increase the funding available to the national associations to help improve the women’s game across the continent.”Head of Women’s Soccer at UEFA, Nadine Kessler, added: “The pace of this sport’s growth is impressive, and our increasing investments clearly show how dedicated we are to accelerating this pace. We are getting ready to take on the next challenges and reach new heights.”Women’s soccer’s popularity is on the rise, with UEFA’s 2017 European Championship tournament bringing in a worldwide audience of 178 million viewers, as well as record attendance figures of over 240,000.last_img read more

Rishabh Pant will be India’s match-winner at 2019 ICC World Cup: Ashish Nehra

first_imgA pure match-winner, a back-up opener and an effortless six-hitter — Rishabh Pant merits selection in India’s World Cup squad and there are more than one reasons for it, feels former pacer Ashish Nehra. Nehra, who has tracked Pant’s progress in Delhi and international cricket since he first joined the Sonnet Club, gave five elaborate reasons for the dynamic youngster’s inclusion in the playing XI of the mega-event.”In a team, there will always be contributors but at a big event like the World Cup, you need players with X-factor. Rishabh Pant is not a mere contributor but a pure match-winner who should be picked for the World Cup,” Nehra told PTI on Thursday.Nehra, a key member of the 2011 World Cup-winning team, feels there are three to four specific reasons to pick Pant.”If you look at India’s batting line up, save Shikhar [Dhawan], there aren’t any left-handers in the top seven. You need variety with a left-right combination, where Rishabh perfectly fits,” he reasoned.The 21-year-old Pant is a left-hander and scored Test hundreds in his first series in England and Australia.”Secondly, Rishabh can bat at any position between Nos 1 to 7 and so Virat [Kohli] and the team management can use him as a floater,” said Nehra, who also played the 2003 World Cup final in South Africa.The third reason cited by Nehra was Pant’s ability to hit sixes effortlessly from the word go. Nehra said the fearless approach comes in handy in pressure situations.”If it comes to effortlessly hitting sixes, Rishabh comes second only to Rohit Sharma with his big-hitting ability. India will need that in abundance during the World Cup,” Nehra said.advertisementAnd last but not the least, Nehra felt Pant has shown the ability to win matches singlehandedly.”No disrespect, this team has three clear match-winners and they are Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah. For me, the fourth one is going to be Rishabh Pant.”Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav and Dinesh Karthik are all fantastic players but they are all in the same mould. You need X-factor which this boy possesses,” said Nehra, an artist with the white kookaburra, during his best days.Asked whether a seasoned finisher like Karthik could be overlooked at the expense of a rookie, Nehra said both the players can make it.”As I have already said, Rishabh could also be your third opener, so DK (as Karthik is referred to) could be your middle order batter,” he said.But is it wise to have three keepers in the 15? The veteran said looking at Pant and Karthik as second and third keepers is wrong.”I don’t look at it from that perspective. If Rishabh and DK are being picked ahead of specialist batsmen like Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer, then you are looking at them as specialist batsmen.”So why complicate the thought process. As it is we have the peerless MS Dhoni behind stumps so treat both as specialist batsmen,” he concluded.Also Read | Vijay Shankar making a strong case for 2019 World Cup berth: L BalajiAlso Read | Rishabh Pant is still a work in progress: Deep DasguptaAlso Read | MS Dhoni’s experience will help Virat Kohli keep a cool head in the World Cup: SangakkaraAlso Read | Pant, Rohit as openers for India in World Cup? Shane Warne has an interesting takelast_img read more



Baleària Orders Two Dual Fuel Ferries in Italy

first_imgzoom Spanish ferry operator Baleària has reached an agreement with the Italian shipbuilder Cantiere Navale di Visentini for the construction of two dual fuel ferries.The new vessels, which will feature a length of 186.5 meters, will be capable of carrying up to 810 passengers, 2,180 linear meters of cargo and 150 cars.The company said that the total investment for the project will amount to EUR 200 million (USD 216.2 million).Scheduled for delivery by the end of 2018, the ferries will use liquefied natural gas (LNG) and other clean energies to reduce CO2 and NOx emissions by more than 40%, according to the company.The new ferries will enable the shipping company “to ensure better service to both passengers and logistics operators, while gaining competitiveness,” Adolfo Utor, President of Baleària, said.The order was placed a year after Baleària finalized an agreement with compatriot LaNaval Shipyard for the construction of a liquefied natural gas and solar-powered ferry.The earlier order, which saw the ferry operator invest some EUR 175 million, had an option for a second ferry, which would bring the total amount of the deal up to EUR 350 million.Featuring a length of 232.2 meters, the ferry is scheduled to start operations in 2019.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

China executes man for rape killing spree

first_imgBeijing: A serial killer who murdered six people and raped 10 women and two girls, including a 12-year-old, was executed Tuesday, according to the country’s top court. Zhao Zhihong, 47, known as the “smiling killer”, was sentenced to death in Inner Mongolia in 2015 for crimes committed in the northern region between 1996 and 2005. He strangled most of his victims with his hands but killed one with telephone wire and slashed another. “The nature of his crimes was particularly gruesome,” said the Supreme People’s Court, which has the final word on executions. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USChinese journalists who met Zhao dubbed him the “smiling killer” because of his seemingly unflappable demeanour. Zhao was arrested in 2005 and confessed to a string of crimes, including the 1996 rape and choking to death of a woman in the toilet of a textile factory in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia’s capital. An 18-year-old named Hugjiltu had already been tried, convicted, sentenced and executed for that murder. The teenager was posthumously exonerated after his family fought for years to prove his innocence. In another twist in the case, the top court on Tuesday annulled Zhao’s conviction for that crime due to a lack of evidence, according to state broadcaster CCTV. China enacted new provisions in 2010 that strengthened the evidence requirements for death sentences, and in 2015 reduced the number of capital crimes from 55 to 46.last_img read more

Amit Panghal seals maiden world championship medal enters semis

first_imgEkaterinburg (Russia): Asian Games gold-medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) was assured of a maiden world championship medal after the Indian boxer advanced to the semifinals of the big event here on Wednesday. The second-seeded Panghal, who is also the reigning Asian champion, defeated Philippines’ Carlo Paalam 4-1 to be assured of at least a bronze in the marquee tournament. Panghal had earlier defeated Paalam in the Asian Games semifinals last year. In the last-four stage, the Haryana-pugilist will be up against Kazakhstan’s Saken Bibossinov, who stunned Armenia’s European gold-medallist and sixth seed Artur Hovhannisyan in his quarterfinal showdown. The Indian was a quarterfinalist in the last edition of the world championship, losing a fiercely-contested bout to the then defending champion Hasanboy Dusmatov in the 49kg category.last_img read more

John Stamos To Host PBS A Capital Fourth Event

first_imgEmmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos (FULLER HOUSE, SCREAM QUEENS) is set to host the 37th annual edition of PBS’ A CAPITOL FOURTH, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.The all-star musical and fireworks extravaganza will kick off the country’s 241st birthday with performances by: soul men Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi of The Blues Brothers; iconic multi-platinum selling music legends The Beach Boys, with special guests John Stamos (drums) and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath (vocals); legendary Motown stars The Four Tops; THE VOICE Season 12 winner Chris Blue; and Tony-nominated Broadway star Phillipa Soo (AMÉLIE, HAMILTON); with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly (additional performers to be announced). Multi-talented actress and singer Sofia Carson (DESCENDENTS 2) will open the show with a special performance of the “National Anthem.”The concert will also feature a tribute to our men and women in uniform by country music star and Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry Trace Adkins who will perform his new single “Still A Soldier.” The inspiring moment will be dedicated to our troops and veterans, and all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom. A CAPITOL FOURTH airs on PBS Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network. The program can also be heard live in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide. The concert will also be live-streamed online on Facebook Live and here and available as Video on Demand for a limited time only, July 4 to July 18, 2017.The top-rated, award-winning program features twenty cameras positioned around the city to capture the fireworks display including the U.S. Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. Capping off the show will be a rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” complete with live cannon fire provided by the United States Army Presidential Salute Battery, an audience favorite and A CAPITOL FOURTH tradition.Also participating in the event will be the Choral Arts Society of Washington, the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, the U.S. Army Ceremonial Band, Members of the Armed Forces carrying the State and Territorial Flags and the Armed Forces Color Guard provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.last_img read more

HMV Canada says it will survive despite struggles of former UK parent

TORONTO — While British music and entertainment retailer HMV tries to salvage any viable parts of the business, the Canadian offshoot of the famous brand says it’s far from the financial strife of its former owner.The two companies parted ways just over a year ago when British-based parent HMV Group PLC sold off the Canadian stores to private equity firm Hilco for $3.2-million.We’ve gone after a significantly different business model (than the UK stores)That means while HMV’s future in the UK looks dim, HMV Canada’s domestic stores are still bustling with traffic — and in some cases even growing — as customers snap up movies and music.“We generally believe this is an area that has life in it for a number of years yet,” HMV Canada president Nick Williams said in an interview, noting that the growth of digital downloads has been on a much slower trajectory in Canada.“We’ve gone after a significantly different business model (than the UK stores).”The change in direction appears to have saved HMV Canada from the immediate fate of its former owner, which admitted defeat on Tuesday after more than 90 years in business, suspending trading in its shares.HMV is the last big retail chain selling recorded music in Britain and employs more than 4,000 people working in 238 stores, which will remain open for the time being.The British company’s management said it had failed to gain agreements with lenders and suppliers to continue trading. It has appointed three partners of Deloitte LLP to administer the business.The name HMV stands for “his master’s voice,” from the company’s trademark of a dog named Nipper staring intently at the bell of an early gramophone player. The first HMV music store was opened in London in 1921.The company opened stores in Canada in the late 1980s, and later moved into the United States, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.But it’s the Canadian operations that appeared to be adjusting to changed market conditions more rapidly than other parts of the international group. After downsizing to 113 stores in the past year and a half, Williams said HMV Canada is now preparing to re-enter some of the markets it left, particularly in malls.He credits the retailer’s perseverance in the Canadian market to a decision to abandon several low-margin entertainment products, like video games and technology hardware like tablets and iPod docking stations, in favour of higher margin branded products like superhero T-shirts and coffee mugs bearing the brands of bands like Kiss.The shift in selection helped HMV Canada deliver strong holiday shopping sales, with $65.4-million of revenue over the period, coming in better than its $63.5-million target, and above the $64.5-million in sales during the same time in 2011.Still, the heart of HMV Canada’s business remains its physical disc sales, which in part come from music CDs.Physical album sales in Canada have been eroding for years and dropped another 17% to 13.2 million units in 2012, according to Nielsen SoundScan which tracks industry data.Digital sales at online retailers like iTunes and Puretracks have picked up steam, rising another 25% to 6.1 million units last year.HMV Canada will also face pressure from Amazon this year as the company rolls out its unlimited, two-day shipping service in Canada. Amazon Prime will cost subscribers $79 each year for shipping that can also be upgraded to a one-day service for $3.99 per item.The future challenges for the Canadian operations seem to echo the environment in the UK where the struggles of HMV Group are far more complex. The company suffers from the high costs of running too many shops in high-rent city centres, while competitors selling online have lower overheads.HMV’s shares closed at 1.1 pence in London trading on Monday, down from a high of 4 pence a month ago.“HMV’s notice of administration was inevitable with online retailers, downloads and supermarkets combining to marginalize a brand which has become out-priced and outdated, despite its strong heritage,” said Julie Palmer, partner at recovery and restructuring specialist Begbies Traynor.Despite steadily losing market share to Internet sellers, HMV still has about 20% of the U.K. music and video market, which includes both downloads and discs.The same pressure of rapidly changing technology, combined with Britain’s sluggish economy, recently swamped two other major British retailers, appliance dealer Comet and the Jessops camera shops.The British Retail Consortium says that about 10% of the nation’s shop buildings now stand vacant, and Begbies Traynor says 140 U.K. retailers on are its critical list.An HMV shop on Oxford Street in London played a crucial part in the launch of The Beatles.The group’s manager, Brian Epstein, went there in 1962 with audition tapes which had failed to impress Decca Records. An acquaintance at the store suggested Epstein have the tapes converted to an acetate disc, which could be done in the building.According to “Shout,” Philip Norman’s book about the group, the engineer who made the disc was impressed and sent Epstein upstairs to meet Syd Coleman, head of EMI’s publishing company, who in turn connected the manager with producer George Martin. Intrigued by “something very peculiar” in the sound, Martin arranged an audition.After meeting the group, Martin said he thought: “Well, let’s put them under contract. I can’t lose much.”With files from The Associated Press read more

Chapman scores seasonbest 18 Weber St topples Benedictine

OGDEN, Utah — Brekkott Chapman scored 18 points on six 3-pointers, five players reached double digits and Weber State ran away from Benedictine University of Arizona 100-61 Tuesday night after a week away from the court over the holiday.Chapman’s 18 points and six treys are both season highs. Jerrick Harding scored 15 points on a trio of 3-pointers and three players scored 11 each — Cody John, Ricky Nelson and Israel Barnes. The Wildcats (4-2) made 14 3-pointers in 27 attempts.Carter Wilson led the Redhawks with 12 points and Henry Galinato added 10. Benedictine was held to 25-per cent shooting in the first half, 10-for-40, trailing 45-25 at the break.Weber State held a 54-34 edge on the boards, scoring 34 points in the paint to 26, and led by as many as 52.This was the second time the Wildcats have reached 100 points in a game this season. Weber State faces BYU Saturday.The Associated Press read more

Its time for The Game though much remains on the backburner

Urban Meyer prepares to lead the Buckeyes onto the field prior to the Ohio State-Illinois game on Nov. 18. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorLess than an hour after No. 9 Ohio State defeated Illinois 52-14 to clinch the Big Ten East, senior left tackle Jamarco Jones smiled and chuckled when asked how the Buckeyes plan to stop the talented defensive lines and linebacker corps of Michigan and Wisconsin. Jones wasn’t laughing at the competition. He was just taken aback by any question requiring him to think about anything beyond his team’s game against the Wolverines.Reflecting after Ohio State’s 48-3 victory against Michigan State, defensive end Nick Bosa said the Buckeyes entered their game against Iowa having lacked focus throughout that week of practice. As a result, they lost 55-24. They have worked to make sure that does not happen again, especially versus their chief rival.Ohio State ingrains hatred for Michigan in the heads of its players from the moment they walk onto campus. The coaching staff raises a win against the Wolverines from a goal to an expectation.“I would say darned near every day you’re here you get reminded of the game,” head coach Urban Meyer said. “From [strength and conditioning] coach Mick [Marotti] in the offseason to myself in spring ball and training camp, we have periods devoted to this game during practice.”It does not take much time for players to realize the importance of “The Game.” Often called the greatest rivalry in sports, Ohio State-Michigan transcends the game of football and becomes a battle between good and evil for those involved. To Buckeyes, Michigan’s Maize and Blue are the colors of the enemy. No Wolverine would even think to own anything adorned with Ohio State’s Scarlet and Gray.For that reason, Ohio State’s Big Ten championship hopes and College Football Playoff chances have taken a backseat to Saturday’s game in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Nothing else matters to the Buckeyes right now.“Whenever we play a game, after that game is over, for the most part [Meyer] gives us our next mission, which is the next team,” redshirt senior linebacker Chris Worley said after Saturday’s game. “Make no mistake about it, he definitely put a little more emphasis on that.”This kind of rivalry, the type that can put postseason games on the backburner, has become more of a rarity each year. The standard of rivalry games has begun to stand out even more with the dissipation of other games.Nebraska moved from the Big 12 to the Big Ten and no longer takes on Oklahoma every year. West Virginia’s heated rivalry game with Pittsburgh, hailed as the “Backyard Brawl,” ended when the Mountaineers left the decaying Big East for the Big 12. Texas and Texas A&M no longer play annually because the Aggies left the Big 12 for the SEC. Yet, “The Game” remains intact. And it isn’t going anywhere. Players on either team don’t have to choose whether they would rather win a conference championship or beat their rival. But if they had to make a decision, make no mistake, they would choose beating their rivals. The Wolverines enter this game with little left to play for while Ohio State’s postseason hopes hang in the balance.Just a couple weeks ago — after the Hawkeyes shocked the college football landscape by embarrassing the Buckeyes in front of a packed crowd in Iowa City, Iowa — playoff hopes seemed impossible with the Big Ten championship being a consolation prize for a team with a playoff-or-bust attitude.Now, with the possibility of becoming the first two-loss playoff team increasing, a win against Michigan has added stakes that weren’t apparent just weeks ago. It has become a gateway to the playoff for Ohio State. If it loses, all hope will be eliminated. But if the Buckeyes win, the possibility remains. No one inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center will publicly entertain the possibilities, though.During the week leading up to last week’s game against Illinois, Meyer shut down questions of anything beyond the upcoming game. He amped up the classic one-game-at-a-time approach coaches tend to employ. But just because Ohio State coaches and players will not discuss the high stakes behind the game does not mean they do not exist. Not only do they exist, the stakes are at their peak because the week has arrived. The playoff chase will continue for Ohio State, but only with a win Saturday against Michigan. read more

Bank cashiers being replaced with online chatrooms report finds

first_imgA woman using a tablet app to do her bankingCredit:Tetiana Vitsenko / Alamy While high-street branches remain on the slide, new online-only challenger banks are growing rapidly, with Atom Bank, available only through an app, raising more than £100m in the first quarter of 2017.Commenting, Peter Neufeld, a partner and head of customer experience at Ernst and Young, said that the growing demand for digital banking was “driving” banks to become more innovative as the “nature of the operations inside a branch continue to change”.“We’re seeing more and more consumers are seeing their app as their primary banking experience,” he continued. “When we look at high streets and our clients, there’s a real big move to to optimise the branch estate to reduce costs.“I think in future more and more activities that take place in a branch are going to take place on mobile devices. It will result in a change in the makeup of what happens inside of actual branches.“You can definitely see a lot of the banks looking to reduce the size of their estate overall, but you might also see examples of where the nature of what happens inside of bank changes.“While we may see less cashiers and cash-handling, new types of services could be created that drive more human experience. That could include services for small business owners in the community, and more complex financial arrangements.” A woman using a tablet app to do her banking High Street banks High Street banksCredit:Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg The end of the high-street cashier may be drawing near as millions of Britons turn to online web chats for advice on their finances, a new report has found.Last year 4.4 million web chats were hosted on UK banking apps or websites, up 24 per cent on 2015, as the popularity of smartphone technology continued to surge.With banking apps becoming more sophisticated, the number of people conducting some or all of their financial transactions online also rose to 19.6 million, up by nearly 10 per cent.center_img The figures comes less than a month after it was revealed that more than 461 high-street branches will close this year across Britain, as traditional banks restructure in order to compete with online-only competitors. However, Mr Neufeld added that an end to the high-street branch seemed “unlikely” because customers still prefer to “interact with other human beings when it comes to home-buying, retirement planning or a significant lending activity.”“There’s a value in having a branch estate, even though there’s this enormous shift to digital,” he continued.  “The presence of a branch in the marketplace maintains trust with the consumer, so while we may see less in ten years time, their role will still be significant.”The report, titled “An app-etite for banking”, was released to coincide with the BBA’s annual retail banking conference in London on Thursday. Published today by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA), the report found that customers are increasingly using their smartphones as “portable banks” – able to manage credit cards, mortgages, pay cheques and take part in live video exchanges with bank staff.It adds that the number of financial transactions conducted on apps surged by 57 per cent in 2016 , to 932 million, while a total of 4.9 billion app logins were recorded, also up by more than a third compared to the previous year.Meanwhile, 434 million text alerts were sent to customers to help them track their spending during the same period, equivalent to 14 texts every second. In total, activity on banking apps has soared by more than 350 per cent since 2012. 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

Guernsey woman uses 1000 year old law which appeals to a Norman

The roadworks in St Peter Port  The court refused to register Mrs Henderson’s clameur because she does not own the land on which she wanted to halt proceedings.  The roadworks in St Peter Port Credit:BBC 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. Previous residents who have raised the clameur have had mixed success. In 2010, Andy and Hege Bougourd used the feudal law to try and halt eviction proceedings against them, but their attempt was denied by the Deputy Bailiff. However, in 2016 Neil Ozanne invoked the custom in order to stop the local authority from removing his derelict Kia Sportage from outside his house and had his action accepted on the grounds that a section of Land Planning and Development Law had been cited incorrectly. A Guernsey woman has used a 1,000 year old law which appeals to a Norman Duke to attempt to halt roadworks.Rosie Henderson invoked the ‘Clameur de Haro’ by kneeling near the construction site and shouting “Haro! Haro! Haro! A l’aide, mon Prince, on me fait tort”, then “Come to my aid, my Prince, for someone does me wrong”, before reciting the Lord’s Prayer in Norman French. The law dates back to the 10th century and was traditionally used to protect law and property rights. ‘My Prince’ is believed to refer to Rollo, the first Duke of Normandy, but since the Duchy ceased to exist the appeals are heard by the court. The ‘clameur’ has to be witnessed and then registered in court within 24 hours, but instantly halts all work. The court must then decide whether the work can continue. –– ADVERTISEMENT ––Mrs Henderson objects to plans to narrow a road in St Peter Port, which she says would endanger pedestrians and motorists. Lisa Upham from law firm Appleby said: ”It’s a customary right that we have here, similar to an injunction.It lasts for a year and a day.”She added: ”You have to have a witness and then have it registered in court. The person who is claiming the Clameur de Haro has to have some proprietorial rights. It’s a preventative measure, it’s giving you an effective injunction, but It’s not used very often.’’ read more

Motorcyclist hospitalised taxi driver on the run following Versailles accident

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTeen motorcyclist seriously injured in Patentia accidentApril 10, 2018In “Crime”Two injured in accident on Golden Grove public roadFebruary 1, 2018In “Crime”1 killed, 1 critical after car slams into motorcycleApril 9, 2019In “Crime” A taxi driver is now on the run while a 50-year-old motorcyclist is in a serious condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital following a collision with the taxi driver’s motor car on the Versailles, West Bank Demerara public road on Monday evening.The motorcycle was pinned under the vehicleThe injured man has been identified as Doonauth Ramdeo of lot 140 Patentia, West Bank Demerara.Based on information received, at around 21:15hrs, Ramdeo was travelling south on his motorcycle, while motor car HC 7046 was heading north. Inews understands that upon approaching the turn, the motorcycle and car collided and spun several times before ending up on the western side of the road, in the vicinity of the Guyana Power and Light’s power station’s entrance.The motorcycle was pinned under the car which had also crashed into a signboard in the area.During the accident, Ramdeo was reportedly flung several feet away and suffered significant head injuries.The damaged signboard in the background According to police, no helmet was found at the scene.The suspect reportedly fled the scene shortly after a crowd started to gather.Public spirited persons rushed Ramdeo to the West Demerara Regional Hospital and he was subsequently transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he is currently a patient.Investigations are ongoing.(Ramona Luthi) read more

Zoran Gobac about German first Pot They have to give them the

← Previous Story Momir Ilic for HP: “I am staying in Kiel” Next Story → EURO2012 Pots: Danes and Wilbek also angry One of the most interesting persons in European handball, vice-president of CHF (Croatian Handball Federation) and “Alfa and Omega” of C.O Zagreb, Zoran Gobac had an interesting reaction on a unexpected decision of EHF to put Germany in the “first pot” for the EHF EURO 2012 draw in front of Denmark or even Norway…– I don’t make a comment about EHF’s decisions, because they are always right. If it is necessary for development of handball in Germany, they have to give them European title immediately. Someone has to give us explanation, on which rules they made pots like this – said Gobac for Balkan-Handball.comPRE-DRAW DECISIONS EHF EURO 2012Zoran Gobac read more

Poll Should pharmacists in Ireland be given wider powers

first_img Poll Results: I’m not sure (363) No, it should remain the same (3921) A 14-YEAR-OLD girl died on Dublin’s O’Connell Street after suffering an allergic reaction to a restaurant dish with nuts in it, the Irish Independent reports today.A nearby pharmacy could not give the girl’s mother an adrenaline injection because she did not have a prescription and the girl passed away before she could be brought to hospital. This comes at a time when pharmacists have been calling to be given more power, like the ability to issue repeat prescriptions and intervene in emergency situations.We want to know what you think? Should pharmacists in Ireland be given wider powers?center_img Yes they shouldNo, it should remain the sameI’m not sureVote Yes they should (2890)last_img read more

Téléchargement illégal lIFPI cache sa déception face à la CJUE

first_imgTéléchargement illégal : l’IFPI cache sa déception face à la CJUELa Cour de justice de l’Union Européenne (CJUE) vient de rendre sa décision dans l’affaire qui oppose la firme de télécommunications Scarlet à la Sabam (Société belge des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs). Un arrêt qui interdit le filtrage imposé aux fournisseurs d’accès à Internet dans le cadre de la lutte contre le téléchargement illégal. Une décision à laquelle l’IFPI, la Fédération Internationale de l’Industrie Phonographique, réagit de manière très surprenante.”Imposer à un fournisseur d’accès à Internet la mise en place d’un système de filtrage afin de prévenir les téléchargements illégaux de fichiers” est une infraction à la réglementation. C’est du moins l’avis de la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne, exprimé dans le cadre de l’affaire qui oppose la Sabam, l’équivalent belge de la Sacem, à l’opérateur Tiscali, rachetée en 2005 par la société de télécommunications Scarlet.À lire aussiTaxe télécoms : la Commission européenne ouvre une procédure d’infraction contre la FranceDans un arrêté publié sur le site Internet de la CJUE, la Cour s’oppose à l’injonction ordonnée par le tribunal de première instance de Bruxelles à l’opérateur “de bloquer toute forme d’envoi ou de réception par ses clients de fichiers électroniques reprenant une œuvre musicale du répertoire de Sabam”.La Fédération Internationale de l’Industrie Phonographique (IFPI), qui défend les droits de majors de l’industrie du disque partout dans le monde, a très vite réagi à la décision de la cour de justice européenne. Dans un communiqué, loin de la déplorer, elle se montre étonnamment optimiste, du moins en façade: “Ce jugementva nous aider dans nosefforts continus pour protéger les contenus créatifs en ligne.Il confirme que les FAI etautres intermédiairespeuvent être mis à contribution dans la mise en place de mesurescontre lesinfractionsactuelles et futuresen ligne, etréaffirme l’importance de protégerla propriété intellectuellecomme un droit fondamental”, souligne la Fédération. “Dans ce cas particulier,le tribunal a rejetéla mesurede filtrage de contenuprésenté par lajustice belge.Toutefois,cela n’affecte pasles formes decoopération entre les FAI et l’IFPI qui préconisenotamment la réponsegraduée et leblocage des sites webmalhonnêtes,déjà mises en œuvredans les paysà travers l’Europe”. C’est notamment le cas en France, avec la loi Hadopi.L’arrêt de la CJUE n’interdit effectivement pas la riposte graduée. Toutefois, elle restreint le filtrage aux seuls contenus illicites, et interdit donc le blocage total d’un site publiant à la fois des contenus légaux et illégaux. Or tous les sites de Peer-to-peer mêlent ces deux types de liens. L’arrêt interdit en outre la DIP (Deep packet inspection), une technique d’analyse de paquets de données informatiques, visant à déterminer les contenus illégaux à bloquer.Le 25 novembre 2011 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Golfe du Mexique les arthropodes se sont bien remis de la marée

first_imgGolfe du Mexique : les arthropodes se sont bien remis de la marée noireSelon les chercheurs de l’université de Houston, les arthropodes qui ont subi la marée noire provoquée par l’explosion de la plate-forme Deepwater Horizon dans le Golfe du Mexique, s’en sont bien remis.Le 20 avril 2010, la plateforme pétrolière du groupe BP explosait, déversant 780 millions de litres d’hydrocarbures dans le Golfe du Mexique. Suite à cette catastrophe écologique sans précédent les marais salants bordant les côtes de la Louisiane avaient été très fortement impactés. La principale essence de plante qui pousse dans ces zones humides est la Spartina alterniflora qui abrite d’importantes communautés d’arthropodes. Il s’agit d’insectes comme les hémiptères suceurs de sève, les diptères, les araignées d’eau, les collumcoles, certains petits crabes et des escargots.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pour évaluer l’impact de la catastrophe sur les écosystèmes locaux, les chercheurs de l’université de Houston au Texas ont ainsi analysé ces animaux. Une étude présentée dans la revue PloS ONE et qui a été effectuée à partir d’échantillons prélevés juste après la catastrophe et un an plus tard. Elle révèle que ces communautés sont capables de se remettre très rapidement d’une marée noire. En effet, en une année, seulement l’écosystème a retrouvé sa santé originelle. Cela est possible à condition que leur hôte, la S. alterniflora, soit en bonne santé, rapporte Futura-sciences. Ce qui reste assez mystérieux est justement comment la plante a pu résister à cette marée noire. Peut-être les mesures de nettoyage effectuées sur le littoral ont-ils suffisamment limité l’impact sur l’écosystème pour que celui-ci puisse se remettre rapidement.Le 13 mars 2012 à 12:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Mourinho optimistic ahead of trip to London

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho insists he is optimistic ahead of his team’s trip to London to face West Ham United in Premier League on Saturday.The Red Devils boss believes his side would secure all three points as they seek to keep up with table toppers, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City.United have had a disappointing start to the new campaign so far, with only three wins from six matches so far in the Premier League.Mourinho has seen his side lose on three separate occasions including the disappointing penalty shootout loss to Derby County in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday. But Jose is optimistic for the game against West Ham and expects his team to pick up all three points.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I repeat tomorrow I think we are going to play very well,” he said, according to Independent.“I think we are going to win a very difficult match against a very good opponent, an opponent with great investment, an opponent with a champion manager with lots of experienced players, lots of very talented players. Very difficult but I am very positive.”“If I put myself in the position of a journalist or a position of somebody that is in the stands, maybe people think that sometimes the boys are not committed, maybe people can think the manager doesn’t demand enough from them, maybe people think on the training ground we don’t train enough this area or that area. That’s quite frustrating.”last_img read more

Second of three large tent shelters for homeless opens in Midway District

first_imgSecond of three large tent shelters for homeless opens in Midway District Dan Plante, KUSI Newsroom, December 22, 2017 Updated: 1:00 PM Posted: December 22, 2017center_img Dan Plante, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The second of three large tent shelters for San Diego’s homeless opened in the Midway District Friday morning.The ”temporary bridge shelter” is designed to house up to 200 veterans a day. It is operated by Veterans Village of San Diego and will provide easy access to veteran-specific programs for those staying in the shelter.“Some of these heroes who find themselves in desperate situations, now have another place they can turn,” Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer said. “Under this roof, hundreds of men and women will find relief from the elements and the dignity they deserve while trained housing navigators work to connect them with a permanent home.”Services specific to this shelter include access to veterans housing programs from several federal agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs.Like the other two shelters, this one on Sports Arena Boulevard includes offers meals, storage, showers, bathrooms, laundry services, alcohol and substance abuse counseling and mental health services, according to the mayor’s office.Each resident will be assigned a case manager and housing navigator who will develop a plan to get them permanently housed.Veterans Village of San Diego ran a similar tent shelter during the cold weather months until a couple of years ago.The winter shelter program was ended in favor of more permanent solutions, but the area’s homeless population grew rapidly.City officials were pressured to act by an outbreak of hepatitis A that killed 20 people and sickened hundreds — about two-thirds of whom were either homeless, users of illegal drugs or both. The rate of new infections has slowed in recent weeks.The first tent shelter, for single adults, opened Dec. 1 at 16th Street and Newton Avenue in Barrio Logan and is run by the nonprofit Alpha Project.The other will be located in the East Village and be operated by Father Joe’s Villages. Designed for families, city officials hope to have it open by the end of the month. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: homeless, Veterans FacebookTwitterlast_img read more