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BCCI recommends Cheteshwar Pujaras name for Arjuna award

first_imgBy Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, May 1 (PTI) The BCCI has nominated prolific run scorer Cheteshwar Pujara for the prestigious Arjuna award, acknowledging his stupendous show during the last Test season for India. Along with Pujara, Indian womans cricket team member Harmanpreet Kaur has also been nominated by the Board for the award. However there has been no nomination from BCCI for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. “We have sent Cheteshwar and Harmanpreets name for the Arjuna award. The names have been forwarded to the Ministry of Sports. Both have been exceptional performers during last season and were unanimous choice from our end,” a senior office bearer told PTI today. Pujara has been the cornerstone of Indias batting this season having scored 1316 runs, highest ever aggregate of runs by an Indian batsman in a single Test season. The 30-year-old Pujara has scored 3798 runs in 48 Tests at an average of 51 plus. He has so far hit 11 hundreds in Tests along with 14 half-centuries. In case of Harmanpreet, it was an even easier choice as she has been the best batswoman for India in limited overs format. She played a significant role in Indias T20 series victory against Australia Down Under and also played a role in Womens Asia Cup triumph. She also represented Sydney Thunders in the Womans Big Bash League (WBBL), where she had some great performances. PTI KHS AT ATlast_img read more

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Ings suffers potential setback

first_imgLiverpool Liverpool hopeful over Ings after early withdrawal Omnisport Last updated 2 years ago 05:10 11/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) DannyIngs - Cropped Getty Images Liverpool Premier League The forward could be facing even more time out after going down at the weekend, having recovered from a cruciate ligament problem and a knee injury Liverpool are hopeful that striker Danny Ings has not suffered a recurrence of serious injury after he was substituted in the first half of Sunday’s Under-23 fixture.The 25-year-old has suffered a torrid time with injuries since he joined the club from Burnley in June 2015.Liverpool 18/1 to win CL Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing An anterior cruciate ligament injury and a serious knee problem have limited him to just six Premier League appearances for the Reds.He started his club’s reserve fixture against Manchester City on Sunday, but was withdrawn in the 36th minute after admitting he did not feel 100 per cent. Manager Neil Critchley, however, does not expect Ings to be out of action for long.Danny Ings has been substituted. He is replaced by Yan Dhanda.[0-0] #LFCU23s pic.twitter.com/Hy3phGJQoj— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 10, 2017″It’s more a precaution than anything,” he told the club’s official website.”He felt something very early in the game and he wasn’t quite right, so we’re not taking any chances with Danny and there are plenty of first-team games to come.”We’ll just look after him and assess him, but I’m sure he’ll be fine.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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The Kick-Off Times For The CFP Semifinals Have Been Announced

first_imgThe kick-off times for the two College Football Playoff semifinals have been officially announced. Clemson and Oklahoma will face off in the Orange Bowl at 4 PM EST while Alabama and Michigan State’s Cotton Bowl match-up will begin at 8 PM EST.  GAME TIME ANNOUNCED! The 2015 @CFBPlayoff Semifinal at the #CapitalOneOrangeBowl will be at 4 p.m. ET. pic.twitter.com/BZ9QrPsAxQ— Orange Bowl (@OrangeBowl) December 6, 2015It’s Official… Game time for the 80th Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic will be 7 p.m. CT on New Year’s Eve! #CottonBowl— Cotton Bowl Classic (@CottonBowlGame) December 6, 2015Start the day off with with an undefeated Clemson against a peaking Oklahoma and ring in the new year with the SEC vs. Big Ten and Saban against his old team. Yes, please.last_img read more

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Activities to Mark Reggae Music and Windrush Voyage

first_img The Minister noted that as part of the celebration to recognise these milestones, the Ministry will be collaborating with “Live Nation (Entertainment) in the United Kingdom to stage the events”. Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, says a series of events will take place to mark the 50th anniversary of reggae music in Jamaica and the 70th anniversary of the Empire Windrush voyage. Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, says a series of events will take place to mark the 50th anniversary of reggae music in Jamaica and the 70th anniversary of the Empire Windrush voyage.The Windrush was the first of many ships that carried hundreds of Jamaicans to help with the rebuilding of the United Kingdom (UK) in the aftermath of the Second World War. This year also marks reggae’s recognition as a music genre that began in 1968.Ms. Grange was speaking at the launch of the UK/Jamaica Fair and the Songs of the UK in Jamaica competition held at the British High Commission in New Kingston on February 12.The Minister noted that as part of the celebration to recognise these milestones, the Ministry will be collaborating with “Live Nation (Entertainment) in the United Kingdom to stage the events”.Live Nation is the largest live entertainment company that manages concert promotions, venue operations, sponsorship, ticketing solutions, e-commerce, and artiste management, and is located in Europe, the Americas and other parts of the world.“We will stage an event at the docks in Kingston on May 28, a series of reggae concerts in London (England) on the weekend of June 23 and a major exhibition from August to November this year in London,” the Minister noted.“We have also planned film festivals, seminars and a number of other events. We’re also speaking with the Mayor of London (Sadiq Khan) in this effort,” Ms. Grange added.The UK/Jamaica Fair, which is being held on March 3, is part of efforts by the United Kingdom to demystify the happenings behind the walls of the British High Commission.“As a Mission we need to do more of our work in public, so we’re holding an event where we will invite 500 or 600 people in various phases of the day… and use social media to project out what is going on that day,” said British High Commissioner to Jamaica and The Bahamas, His Excellency Asif Ahmad.“We (UK) really want to rekindle the desire to do more with each other, whether it’s to have British educators come over here; whether it’s through the Chevening Scholarship, where we’re looking to send another 14 Jamaicans to do their master’s fully paid… and to really link in the Jamaican economy, that what are made and produced here, there is a real market for them in the UK,” he added.The High Commissioner said the fair will also promote British businesses setting up shop in Jamaica to sell shoes, food and apparel as well as Jamaican businesses setting up shop in the UK to sell goods.Mr. Ahmad pointed out that a few companies have expressed interest in coming to Jamaica such as Shell, to pursue its liquefied natural gas business and lubricants.As part of the fair, resident Jamaicans, aged 18 and older, are being given an opportunity to enter the Songs of the UK in Jamaica competition, which will require them to cover a British song before uploading it to YouTube.Deadline for the submission is February 16 and the winner of the competition will be awarded two plane tickets, courtesy of British Airways.The competition is being led by the Jamaica National Group, which is a sponsor of the fair.Group Chief Marketing Officer of Jamaica National Bank, Leon Mitchell, said the fair is timely, representing opportunities for Jamaican companies to explore existing and potential links with the UK. Story Highlights “We will stage an event at the docks in Kingston on May 28, a series of reggae concerts in London (England) on the weekend of June 23 and a major exhibition from August to November this year in London,” the Minister noted. last_img read more

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CTV Celebrates the Canadian Heroes Among Us with the FirstEver THE AMAZING

first_img Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO – As 10 new teams congregate today at a secret location hosting the official starting line, CTV announced that Season 6 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will be comprised of 10 heroic teams featuring Canadian heroes. THE AMAZING RACE CANADA: HEROES EDITION premieres later this year on CTV.In addition, the network also confirmed this year’s race will kick off live on Facebook today as a result of a partnership with Chevrolet that will, for the first-time ever, bring fans to the official starting line. “Jon on the Road: Presented by Chevrolet” will stream on Facebook.com/AmazingRaceCDA later today. Stay tuned to that page for start time and additional updates.Hosted by ETALK Senior Reporter Devon Soltendieck, the Facebook Live event gives THE AMAZING RACE CANADA fans a never-before-seen glimpse of the starting location and the moment when host Jon Montgomery says “go” to start the race, in advance of the CTV broadcast premiere. It’s the first of five “Jon on the Road: Presented by Chevrolet” Facebook Live events taking place in secret locations throughout the race. Twitter Today’s event includes an interview with Jon Montgomery as he prepares for his sixth season as host of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA: HEROES EDITION, and will also reveal facts about the upcoming season throughout the stream. Fans can visit Facebook.com/AmazingRaceCDA for special messages from Jon Montgomery where he will reveal clues about the locations.ABOUT BELL MEDIA:  With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations… Login/Register With:last_img read more

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UNICEF calls 2005 Year of Emergencies as tsunami anniversary nears

In a preliminary one-year update on its recovery efforts in the tsunami zone, UNICEF said that from the dozen countries struck by the tsunami to the conflict zone of Darfur, from nutrition emergencies in Niger and Malawi to crop failures in Ethiopia and Eritrea, and from the devastating Atlantic hurricane season to the epic Pakistan earthquake, it had not responded to such an array of humanitarian emergencies in a single year in recent memory.In its summary of its continuing effort to help rebuild children’s lives in the tsunami zone, UNICEF said that while millions of people had been kept healthy and children were largely back in school, the real process of rebuilding is just beginning.Despite progress, however, UNICEF said a long road remained for the victims of the tsunami.But the tsunami was just the start of an unprecedented string of humanitarian crises, UNICEF noted. A day before the United Nations launches its annual “consolidated appeal” for countries in crisis, the children’s agency said that an extraordinary series of natural disasters and conflicts throughout the year continue to endanger children’s lives.In Darfur, for example, one of the world’s most complex and inaccessible territories, malnutrition is spreading to parts of the population largely unaffected until recently, and UNICEF is working to reach 1.5 million children caught in renewed conflict there.In March, renewed fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo sparked a fresh crisis in a long-running conflict that has already claimed the lives of an estimated 3.5 million people, the vast majority of them children and women.Throughout the year, drought and crop failures in Niger Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Malawi have left millions of children and women relying on international humanitarian aid.In September Hurricane Katrina affected millions of people along large stretches of the US gulf coast, and in October hurricane Stan slammed into impoverished Central America, killing hundreds in Guatemala and El Salvador, displacing tens of thousands, and leaving close to 300,000 people reliant on international food aid.And in early October, an estimated 3.3 million people in Pakistan, nearly half of whom were children, lost their homes, and at least 73,000 people were killed by an epic earthquake. An estimated 150,000 people remain above the snowline, and with snows now falling, the outlook appears bleak for those who remain isolated.UNICEF said it would continue its work in the tsunami zone and all the other humanitarian emergency locales as long as it has funding. read more

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Judge sides with bankrupt Patriot in companys push to cut worker health

Judge sides with bankrupt Patriot in company’s push to cut worker health care, pension AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Jim Suhr, The Associated Press Posted May 29, 2013 3:57 pm MDT ST. LOUIS – A bankrupt coal producer got a judge’s go-ahead Wednesday to significantly cut health care and pension benefits to thousands of workers and retirees, claiming victory over a miners’ union that swiftly condemned the ruling it pledges to appeal.U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kathy Surratt-States’ 102-page ruling favouring St. Louis-based Patriot Coal dashed the nation’s biggest coal miners’ union’s hopes of scuttling the company’s quest to impose wage and benefit cuts by walking away from its collective-bargaining agreements.Surratt-States ultimately concluded the cost-cutting proposals were legal, perhaps unavoidable, for Patriot, which sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last summer to address labour obligations it insisted have grown unsustainable.“Unions generally try to bargain for the best deal for their members,” the judge wrote. “However, there is likely some responsibility to be absorbed for demanding benefits that the employer cannot realistically fund in perpetuity, particularly given the availability of sophisticated actuarial analysts and cost trend experts.”The union, through its attorney during a recent weeklong St. Louis hearing over Patriot’s cost-cutting, had threatened a strike if Surratt-States’ decision didn’t go organized labour’s way. The union steered clear Wednesday of walkout talk, saying it would continue arguing during protests that Patriot was set up to fail when spun off. The union said that negotiations would continue and that it would appeal Surratt-States’ ruling.“We have long acknowledged that Patriot is in trouble,” Cecil Roberts, the union’s president, said in a statement. “We remain willing to take painful steps to help Patriot get through the rough period it faces over the next couple of years. But if we’re going to share in that pain, then we have every right to share in the company’s gain when it becomes profitable again.”“As often happens under American bankruptcy law,” Roberts added, “the short-term interests of the company are valued more than the dedication and sacrifice of the workers, who actually produce the profits that make a company successful.”Patriot’s proposed cuts have been the most contentious aspect since the Peabody Energy Corp. spinoff filed for bankruptcy. The company said it would have to spend $1.6 billion to cover the health care costs, putting it at risk of liquidation.Bennett Hatfield, Patriot’s president and CEO, called the ruling “a major step forward” for the company. But he said bargaining with the union would press on, insisting “we continue to believe that a consensual resolution is the best possible outcome for all parties.”While looking to cease pension contributions, Patriot has proposed creating a trust with up to $300 million from future profit-sharing to fund some level of health benefits. Patriot also would give the union a 35 per cent equity stake in the company once it emerges from bankruptcy.Prospects of a walkout would mirror the labour dispute involving the bankruptcy of Hostess Brands Inc. The Irving, Texas-based maker of Wonder Bread, Twinkies and other baked goods last year filed for Chapter 11 protection and later announced it was going out of business and liquidating after a nationwide strike by its bakers union crippled operations.In Patriot’s case, Hatfield has called the moves necessary for the coal company’s survival and the preservation of more than 4,000 jobs, the bulk of them in Kentucky and West Virginia.During first three months of this year, the company reported a net loss of $115.9 million, compared with a loss of $75.3 million over the same time last year.Union leaders contend Patriot was saddled with unsustainable pension and long-term health care obligations when Peabody jettisoned it as a separate company in 2007, essentially setting it up to fail.Peabody disputes that. It has said Patriot “was highly successful following its launch more than five years ago” but caught up in the industry undertow that affected all coal producers, including a global financial crisis, development of low-cost shale gas that cut demand for coal and burdensome federal regulation.Wednesday’s ruling did nothing to resolve that debate.“Was Debtor Patriot Coal Corp. created to fail? Maybe not. Maybe,” the judge wrote. “Maybe the executive team involved at (Patriot’s) inception thought the liabilities were manageable and thus the reality of Debtors’ bankruptcy was more attributed to unwarranted optimism about future prospects.”“The legacy of unfunded retiree medical benefits,” she added, “was itself the result of Congressional inaction, a changing manufacturing landscape, and the benign neglect and false hopes of companies and unions alike.” read more

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Asian stocks higher after upbeat Chinese factory data

by Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press Posted Jan 2, 2017 8:54 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 2, 2017 at 11:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Asian stocks higher after upbeat Chinese factory data Dancers in traditional costumes perform to celebrate after the opening ceremony of the 2017 trading year at the Korea Exchange in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) opened at 2,022.23. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man) SEOUL, South Korea – Asian stocks were higher Tuesday, the second trading day of 2017 as upbeat Chinese factory data bolstered investor sentiment.KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained 0.5 per cent to 22,119.16 and South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.5 per cent to 2,036.48. China’s Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.8 per cent to 3,127.44. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 jumped 1.2 per cent to 5,733.90. Stocks in Taiwan and Singapore were higher but they were lower in Indonesia. Tokyo stock markets remained closed for the New Year holidays.CHINA DATA: Caixin manufacturing purchasing managers’ index advanced in December in its fastest rate in three years. The index stood at 51.9, higher than market forecasts of 50.7 and an improvement from the previous month’s reading of 50.9. Over the weekend, a report showed that China’s manufacturing sector continued to expand in December, though at a slightly slower pace than the month before.ANALYST’S TAKE: “This showed that (Chinese) government’s measures to curb the property bubble in early October 2016 have started to have a knock-on effect on the broader economy,” said Margaret Yang, a market analyst at CMC Markets in Singapore.EUROPE: On Monday, European markets finished with gains. Germany’s DAX closed 1 per cent higher at 11,598.33 and France’s CAC 40 rose 0.4 per cent to 4,882.38. Italy’s FTSE MIB gained 1.7 per cent to 19,566.53. Britain’s FTSE 100 and Wall Street remained closed.OIL: Benchmark U.S. crude was up 29 cents at $54.01 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, was up 30 cents at $57.12.CURRENCIES: The dollar fell to 117.39 yen from 117.41 yen. The euro was trading at $1.0481, up from $1.0467. read more

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Falcons running game woes come in bad time for Coleman

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — This is not the way Tevin Coleman hoped to pad his resume entering possible free agency.Coleman had an excellent opportunity to show he can be a lead running back when Atlanta Falcons starter Devonta Freeman was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 16. Coleman had been productive in a shared role with Freeman the last three years, but his chance to shine as the clear-cut starter hasn’t worked out as planned.The Falcons’ running game has flopped. Atlanta ranks last in the NFL in rushing entering Sunday’s game at the Green Bay Packers.The blame can’t rest only on Coleman and rookie backup Ito Smith. In recent weeks there has been no room to run behind a makeshift offensive line. It’s a big reason the Falcons (4-8) have lost four straight games .Instead of seizing the job and increasing his value on the free-agent market, Coleman has hit a wall. He has 14 carries for 14 yards in the last two games.Coleman said Wednesday he’s not concerned about the possible financial hit to his free-agent outlook.“I’m really not thinking about that right now,” Coleman said. “I’m just thinking about playing my game.”Smith had more carries than Coleman in last week’s 26-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens , though neither back was effective.Smith had seven carries for 22 yards. Coleman ran for only eight yards on a season-low six carries.“That wasn’t by design at all,” said coach Dan Quinn of Coleman’s reduced role.The Falcons ran only five plays in the third quarter against the Ravens’ top-ranked defence. Coleman had three carries on Atlanta’s opening possession and only three more the remainder of the game.Coleman lost yardage on three of his six carries.“It’s definitely been frustrating but we’ve just got to keep on working, keep coming out here and practicing hard and getting the right looks we need to get,” Coleman said.When the running game isn’t working, Matt Ryan’s play-action passing game also suffers. Ryan’s 131 yards passing against the Ravens set a career low for a full game.Clearly, it’s crucial for Coleman and the Falcons to revive their running attack.“It sets up everything,” guard Ben Garland said Wednesday. “We have to run the ball better so we’re allowed to run the ball more and have more play-pass. It sets up the rest of our offenceThe Falcons face difficult off-season decisions at running back.Freeman signed a five-year, $41.25 million extension before the 2017 season, making him one of the NFL’s highest paid running backs. He has played in only two games this season due to knee, foot and groin injuries. Freeman and Coleman each missed time with concussions in 2017.Coleman, in his fourth season, ran for 107 yards in a Week 2 win over Carolina . He has only one other game with at least 60 yards. Overall, he has 514 yards rushing with two touchdowns.Season-ending injuries to starting guards Andy Levitre and Brandon Fusco have hurt ground game, especially in the last few weeks.“Really over the last four games is where we felt like we hit a wall,” Quinn said.Quinn is trying every option on the patchwork line. Zane Beadles started over Garland at right guard against the Ravens. On Wednesday, Ty Sambrailo took snaps ahead of starting right tackle Ryan Schraeder. Quinn has not said if Beadles will make another start or he will make a change at right tackle.Breaking the season into four-game quarters, Quinn is looking at Sunday’s game as the start of the team’s fourth quarter and another chance to find the missing running game.“We’re going to keep digging hard,” he said. “You know how important it is to us and the team. We’re not backing off even though the results over the last third quarter have not been what we want. We’re starting fresh for us in this fourth quarter … going after it as hard as we can in every way.”___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLCharles Odum, The Associated Press read more

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Brain Cell Research Brings Us Closer To Cyborg Future

first_imgAt some point in the future, it’s going to be hard to just brush of those “computer-chip-in-my-brain” conspiracy theorists. That’s because researchers at the University of Wisconsin have found that neurons will gladly thread themselves through semiconductor tubes, opening up possibilities for interfacing these cells with computers. Neurons, which make up the main part of our brain and nervous system, are composed of a main body and a long extension called an axon, which carries signals away from the body and towards other neurons. Graduate student Minrui Yu and colleagues found that, through creating a very small tube from layers of silicone and germanium, neurons would push their axons through the tube, leaving the cell’s main body, which is too large for the small opening, outside of it. AdChoices广告According to the scientists, this opens up the possibility of creating engineered networks of cells, planned and organized through these tubes, that can be studied through voltage sensors and other equipment. Right now, the group is exploring the possibility of using the tunnels to study diseases that affect the neurons, like multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s. However, the network of neurons that they have created might one day be useful for interfacing our nervous system with artificial limbs. This won’t be happening tomorrow, as there’s still an engineering gap between networking the cells and getting them to actually do something, but even inching towards a future of naturally-controlled prosthetics is certainly welcome news.[via geek-ceteraNews]last_img read more

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Angry Birds The Movie

first_imgIf you’re not familiar with the folks at Rooster Teeth, now is as good a time as any to get acquainted. The crew is more commonly known for their hilarious Web comic and YouTube videos that describe how to unlock achievements and entertain us by re-enacting video game scenes in real life. This time however, they’re on the Angry Birds train with a trailer for Angry Birds: The Movie, a ridiculously funny war film based on the game that actually has more depth than a number of movies currently in theaters. Clearly it’s a film that will never get made, but the trailer looks fun: real pigs, animatronic birds, and lots of real human characters to identify with. Not to mention a high-tech slingshot. You have to wonder how many birds they went through just for the shoot, though. Check out the full trailer behind the jump. [via Geekologie]AdChoices广告last_img read more

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Phoque le Canada augmente les quotas de chasse

first_imgPhoque : le Canada augmente les quotas de chasseCanada – La ministre canadienne des Pêches et des Océans a annoncé une augmentation du nombre de phoques qui pourront être chassés cette année dans l’Atlantique. Les quotas sont ainsi passés de 280.000 à 330.000 captures.Malgré les très mauvaises conditions de glaces qui obligeront certains pêcheurs à renoncer cette année à la chasse au phoque, Pêches et Océans Canada a revu à la hausse le nombre de captures autorisées en 2010. Une décision justifiée par l’augmentation de la population de phoques au Groenland, enrichie de 50.000 individus. Estimée à 6,9 millions de têtes, la population de phoques a plus que triplé depuis les années 1970 a souligné la ministre Gail Shea.À lire aussiL’attaque spectaculaire d’un ours polaire affamé sur un phoqueCette décision est vivement contestée par les associations telles que le Fonds international pour la protection des animaux (Ifaw) qui la juge “ridicule et tout à fait illogique”. Le manque de glaces aura en effet un impact sur le nombre de naissances puisque les phoques disposeront de moins d’espace pour mettre bas. “Il s’agit encore une fois d’une décision purement politique, qui n’a rien à voir avec la réalité sur le terrain” déplore Sheryl Fink, chercheuse à l’Ifaw.Concernant les phoques gris et les phoques à capuchon dont les populations sont respectivement estimées à 300.000 et 600.000 têtes, les quotas ont été inchangés. 50.000 phoques gris et 8.200 phoques à capuchon pourront donc être capturés en 2010, le total des captures de phoques autorisées passant donc à 388.200, soit 50.000 de plus que l’année dernière. Le 17 mars 2010 à 17:45 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Le cancer est source dinégalités sociales

first_imgLe cancer est source d’inégalités socialesPlusieurs chercheurs se sont réunis à Paris dernièrement pour faire savoir que le cancer exposait les individus à des inégalités sociales, notamment lors de leur retour sur le marché de l’emploi après la maladie.A Paris s’est déroulé cette semaine un colloque sur le thème “Cancer et travail”. Ainsi, plusieurs chercheurs ont mis en avant les inégalités sociales de la population face à la maladie, un thème qu’il fallait aborder pour le président de l’Institut national du cancer (Inca) qui explique à l’AFP : “L’après-cancer est un enjeu d’autant plus important que 350.000 personnes vont rencontrer le cancer en 2011, et que la moitié aura moins de 65 ans”. L’un des problèmes majeur de la population atteinte par le cancer est de retrouver un emploi après la maladie, et cela alors que la question est rarement étudiée par les malades eux-même et l’entourage médical. Un manque de préparation qui pèse lourd alors qu’une enquête datant de 2004 montrait que 20% des malades du cancer perdaient leur emploi deux ans après que leur maladie a été diagnostiquée. Une autre étude mettait, elle, en avant, que près de 8 malades sur 10 retravaillaient après leur maladie, mais 60% à un poste moins gratifiant.Ainsi, les chercheurs s’accordent à dire qu’un retour dans le monde du travail doit absolument être préparé, et cela passe par une meilleure collaboration entre médecin traitant et la médecine du travail. De plus, il a été mis en avant que les individus qui se trouvent dans une situation socio-économique défavorisée avaient plus de risque de développer un cancer, du fait qu’ils étaient souvent plus exposés à des produits toxiques et cancérigènes que les personnes se trouvant dans des situations socio-économiques plus aisées.Le 15 décembre 2010 à 16:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Unai Emery introduces Arsenal squad to assistant manager

first_imgA new Arsenal has just begun as head coach Unai Emery prepares to make a quick stunning impression.Emery who has had his first-ever training session with his new squad where he features players not involved at the World Cup, posted a footage where he did the introduction on Arsenal’s official Instagram account.Emery was seen introducing Arsenal’s squad mostly the major component of his backroom staff to players who were available to his assistant, Juan Carlos Carcedo.‘We are OK?’ he addresses the squad.‘Good morning. With us is Juan Carlos Carcedo.‘[He is my] assistant, who will work together with Steve [Bould] and with Pablo Villa also.’Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson. Carcedo has been with Emery as assistant manager at Almeria, having retired as a player in 2006 following spells at Nice and Atletico Madrid. The Spaniard has continued to follow his Emery everywhere as his assistant including at Valencia, Spartak Moscow, Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain.After the short introduction, Emery arranged the squad back into the swing of things as they set to engage their stamina with the bleep test.  Aaron Ramsey, Rob Holding and Sokratis Papastathopoulos were seen taking part in the arduous fitness exam at the club’s London Colney base.last_img read more

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Soy Growers to President Obama Critical to Fill CFTC Openings with Ag

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) and a coalition of other major farm and ag stakeholders sent a letter to President Barack Obama regarding open seats on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).The CFTC consists of five commissioners appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to serve staggered five-year terms. The President, with the consent of the Senate, designates one of the commissioners to serve as chairman. No more than three commissioners at any one time may be from the same political party. There are currently two open seats; one for each party.“Now is a critical time to consider nominating an individual to be Commissioner that has knowledge of agricultural commodity markets and the issues that affect the ability of our sector to use those markets as risk management tools,” the groups state in the letter. “Throughout the agency’s existence there have always been Commissioners that intricately understood agricultural futures markets, as well as policy issues that impact the agricultural sector…With the passage of Dodd-Frank, the CFTC has taken on much more responsibility for overseeing financial markets than in the past. This recently has led to a makeup of the Commission that largely reflects backgrounds and experience in the financial sector.”The letter asks President Obama to “ensure we have at least one Commissioner with a background in, and familiarity with, issues important to production agriculture and agribusiness.” Click here to read the full text of the letter.last_img read more

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Female protesters across US head to Washington for Womens March

first_imgWASHINGTON (WSVN) – Hundreds in the U.S., including South Floridians, are flying to our nation’s capital to participate in a massive women’s protest march.Across the country, women have packed their bags and boarded planes or buses to head to Washington, D.C. in order to deliver a message about women’s and human rights.“We’re not getting a government that is going to be responsible to the citizenry the way they should,” said Myra Weaver, who is planning to attend march.Sharon Rosonow hopes the march will be a peaceful one. “I don’t want any fighting. I just want a fabulous rally and march,” she said, “and for them to recognize we have rights.”Some 50,000 women are expected to turn out in the nation’s capital, which would match the women’s strike for equality in 1970. While that march was about equality in the workforce, some said the issues for this protest, including climate change, healthcare and reproductive rights, are too diverse to be effective.“The Women’s March is a gesture of our commitment,” said Laura Kleinhenz.Wendy Withers, who is planning to attend the march, said this is the only way her voice will be heard. “We don’t know what else to do at this point,” she said. “The vote doesn’t count. The popular vote doesn’t count. Then we have to show up in person.” Several women in Los Angeles, a group from Michigan and a teacher from Missouri said they hope that by joining together, Washington will in fact listen.“It’s a really unique time in history, so being able to be a part of that and feeling like when you’re with a group that big, your voice is even stronger,” said Kristi Meyer.It is estimated that about two million women will participate in Sister Women’s marches in cities around the globe.Officials in Portland, Oregon, where protesters have been rioting since the November election, are preparing for the worst. “We’re going to draw some hard lines when it comes to protecting personal property and fighting against violence,” said Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler.For most women, however, the goal is to have a peaceful gathering with a powerful message. “I’m not going because I am pro or anti Donald Trump,” said one woman. “I am going because I want this incoming administration to know that women’s rights matter.”The march is expected to be huge, and the city is ready for it. Police are prepared and are expecting to close down roadways. The metro will be in service early to get to a concert for the event and then march.For a map to the 616 Global Sister Marches, including three in South Florida, visit this link: https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Manager Vs Mayor Itll Be Up For The Voters To Decide

first_imgRepresentative Ben Carpenter of Nikiski: “When does it stop? Well, I can tell you it stops when we as individuals put what’s better for our form of government ahead of our personal and political views are.”  Smalley: “It’s not uncommon 12 of 19 boroughs in the state have a manager form of government. I’ve worked in both as an elected official, and a manager form. Both have benefits and drawbacks as well, but this is an opportunity for it to be considered.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough approved an ordinance to move forward with asking the voters if they would prefer more of a borough management style instead of the current mayor style. If passed by the voters the ordinance states that the mayor would still be elected borough-wide, but would no longer be chief administrator. The ordinance faced public criticism at the meeting, many of whom wanted to see a transition plan before being faced with the vote. Duane from Kenai: “This ordinance is just a bad execution of another good idea, I will wager with anyone of you that it will fail. Why? because you don’t’ have a plan.” center_img The question will go on the fall ballot for voters to decide on October 1. Wilma from Nikiski: “I voted for Charlie Pierce for Borough Mayor, I didn’t vote for a manager. We don’t need a Borough Manager and that’s a fact.” The ordinance passed in a close 5 to 4 vote at the assembly meeting on Tuesday. The ordinance was introduced by Assemblywoman Kelly Cooper, and Assemblyman Hal Smalley.last_img read more

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Corporator Prashanth Goud inspects cleanliness in temples

first_imgNagole: Division corporator Cherku Sangeetha Prashanth Goud visited temples in Mallikarjun Nagar and Ayyappa Nagar and insisted standing committee members to keep the premises clean on account of Bonalu. Gowri, Mangamma, Surekha and cleaning staff were present.last_img

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2 killed in Magura road crash

first_imgAt least two people were killed and 20 others injured as two coaches crashed head-on on Magura-Jhenaidah road in Sadar upazila of Magura on Thursday night.The deceased are Habibur Rahman, 27, and Krishna Kumar Das, 28, residents of Chuadanga district.District police spokesperson additional superintendent Md Toriqul Islam told Prothom Alo that a Dhaka-bound coach, Darshana Delux, crashed head-on with another coach Sonartori Paribahan coming from Barisal around 11:15pm in the upazila town.Sonartori Paribahan then turned turtle on the road, leaving two dead and 20 injured, the police officer added.The police also said the injured were sent to Magura Sadar Hospital and bodies of the deceased are kept in the hospital morgue.last_img read more

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