Wimbledon 2011: Sweet Serena back to her winning ways

first_imgSerena Williams usually leaves her opponents in tears on the tennis court.Serena Williams waves to the crowd after defeating Aravane Rezai in their first round of the Wimbledon on Tuesday. APOn Tuesday it was the American’s turn to bury her face in the towel after she outlasted Aravane Rezai 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the first round of Wimbledon.Tuesday happened to be the longest day of the year and it also marked Serena’s return to action after a long break lasting almost one year.From a freak foot injury at a hotel in Munich last year when she stepped on broken glass at a restaurant to pulmonary embolism and then emergency surgery to clear a haematoma in her stomach, Serena has survived one crisis after another.So when the defending champion stepped out to resume battle, there was the huge burden on Serena to prove to critics and herself she was still capable of playing top-flight tennis.”It definitely hit me at the end of the match today. I’m not a crier, so I don’t know. I think it was something in my eyes at one point, but it definitely was emotional for me,” said Serena at the postmatch conference.But the sailing was not as smooth for former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic as Spaniard Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez knocked out 15th seed.Despite losing the first set, Martinez Sanchez appeared in charge from the start, running her 26-year-old opponent all over the court with well placed shots to take the match 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.advertisementThe 15th-seeded Serb, who reached the fourth round at the All England Club last year, lost in the first round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2005. Her best showing at Wimbledon is making the fourth round, which she has done four times.As one who usually likes to dress bold and beautiful, the classic white outfit which Serena wore was a clear reflection of how badly she wanted to find the winning note again. Champion here in 2002 and 2003 and then in 2009 and 2010, for sheer longevity Serena has been a revelation on the well-manicured grass courts in the famous suburb southwest of London.There were moments of uncertainty against a tricky French opponent before Serena dug into her vast repertoire to hit hard serves, crisp forehands and ensured she could win points at the net as well.The first game lasted 10 minutes as the two players tried to test each other. Rezai was waiting for the weaker second serve to jump on and may have fancied her chances. But once Serena changed gears, it was hard to make out she had been away from competitive tennis.Asked about how and why she decided to return to tennis, Serena said: “I was healthy when I came here. I got a healthy report from the doctor and you know, I love Wimbledon.I love playing tennis and I love being part of the competition,” she said.When Serena departed from Wimbledon last year, she was holding the winner’s Venus Rosewater Dish. At that time, she was also the World No. 1.Now, Serena is trying to come back hard and shake off the rust.In other matches, surprise 2010 Wimbledon semi-finalists Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria and Czech Petra Kvitova eased through their opening matches on Tuesday.Kvitova dispatched America’s Alexa Glatch 6-2, 6-2 and Pironkova soon followed with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Italian Camila Giorgi.World number one Caroline Wozniacki raced into the second round as she beat Spain’s Arantxa Parra Santonja 6- 2, 6- 1 on Tuesday.Wozniacki took just 59 minutes to demolish the world number 105. Fourth seed Victoria Azarenka secured a place in the second round without completing her rain-delayed match against Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova, who retired injured.- With inputs from agenciesResultsMen’s singles 1st roundViktor Troicki (SER x13) bt Maximo Gonzalez (ARG) 3-6, 6-0, 7-6(3), 6-3; Roger Federer (SUI x3) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-2; Bernard Tomic (AUS) bt Nikolay Davydenko (RUS x29) 7-5, 6-3, 7-5; Fernando Verdasco (ESP x21) bt Radek Stepanek (CZE) 2-6, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(6), 9-7; Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) bt Marin Cilic (Croatia x27) 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG x24) bt Flavio Cipolla (ITA) 6-1, 6-4, 6-3; Andy Roddick (US x8) bt Andreas Beck (GER) 6-4, 7-6(6), 6-3; Ivo Karlovic (CRO) beat Janko Tipsarevic (SER x23) 7-5, 3-1 retired; Novak Djokovic (SRB x2) bt Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-4, 6-1, 6-1Women’s singles 1st roundCaroline Wozniacki (DEN x1) bt Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) 6-2, 6-1; Virginie Razzano (FRA) bt Sania Mirza (IND) 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 6-3; Serena Williams (USA x7) bt Aravane Rezai (FRA) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1; Andrea Petkovic (GER x11) bt Stephanie Foretz (FRA) 6-3, 6-4; Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS x14) bt Lesya Tsurenko (UKR) 6-4, 7-6 (7/3); Daniela Hantuchova (SVK x25) bt Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS) 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3; Victoria Azarenka (BLR x4) bt Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 6-4, 3-2 – retired; Petra Kvitova (CZE x8) bt Alexa Glatch (USA) 6-2, 6-2; Maria Jose Martinez (ESP) bt Jelena Jankovic (SRB x15) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.advertisementFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 to be available in open sale on April 27

first_imgXiaomi’s budget phone Redmi Note 3 will be available for buying without any registration on April 27, the company has announced via Twitter. The Redmi Note 3 will be available in open sale on April 27 from 2PM on Xiaomi’s official Mi.com/in online store.The Redmi Note 3 is available in two RAM/internal memory variants. Prices start at Rs 9,999 (2GB RAM/16GB memory) and go all the way up to Rs 11,999 (3GB RAM/32GB memory). Both the variants support expandable storage of up to 32GB via microSD card slot. Both the phones support dualSIM, 4G LTE and run Android Lollipop-based MIUI 7. https://t.co/S0qbbVlM73 – More #RedmiNote3 stocked, no registrations required for next sale! Get it 27 April, at 2pm pic.twitter.com/zXVoWNNsCG Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) April 21, 2016In terms of specifications set, the Redmi Note 3 comes with a 5.5-inch FullHD display with a 1080×1920 pixels resolution. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor.The Redmi Note 3 sports a 16-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front.The phone comes with a full-metal unibody and boasts of a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It is backed by a 4,050mAh battery and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology.Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review: Mr dependable like Rahul DravidIn another news, Xiaomi has sold as many as 14.8 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2016 says a new IHS report. Analyst Kevin Wang notes that the company shipped almost the same number of units (14.98 million) last year during the same period. The 14.8 million phones figure includes sales outside China as well.advertisementThe Redmi Note 3 sits well with buyers looking for a high-end device, but at affordable prices. Meanwhile, those looking for a more premium flagship offering would prefer the more-powerful Mi 5.last_img read more

ICC allows Akila Dananjaya to resume bowling in International cricket

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday cleared spinner Akila Dananjaya to resume bowling in international cricket following the Sri Lankan’s remedial work and a subsequent remodelling of suspect action.According to ICC, Dananjaya’s remodelled bowling action was assessed in Chennai on February 2.It was found that the amount of elbow extension for all his deliveries was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC Illegal Bowling Regulations.”Match Officials are still at liberty to report Dananjaya if they believe he is displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal action from the assessment,” the ICC media release stated.To assist the match officials, they will be provided with images and video footage of the bowler’s remodeled legal bowling action.Dananjaya was suspended from bowling after being reported during the first Test against England in Galle from 6-10 November and subsequently underwent an independent assessment of his bowling action in Brisbane on November 23, following which he was barred from bowling in international cricket.Also Read | India should not play Pakistan in 2019 Cricket World Cup: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | How Jhulan Goswami’s No.1 ranking inspired Smriti Mandhanalast_img read more

10 months agoBurnley defender Charlie Taylor: Late Tottenham goal hard to take

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley defender Charlie Taylor: Late Tottenham goal hard to takeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley defender Charlie Taylor admits defeat at Tottenham was hard to take.Christian Eriksen fired Spurs’ injury-time winner on Saturday.”We worked on it in training this week and it went perfectly well,” said Taylor, who lined up to the left of a three-man central defence.“We were set for what would have been a great point at a very tough away fixture.“It’s absolutely gutting. In terms of losing a game, it’s the worst way you can possibly do it.“After holding on for so long and then to concede in injury time is horrible.“But we are looking more like a typical Burnley team over recent weeks.“We got a good result and a clean sheet last week and again we got so close against a top side, so there were definitely positives from our point of view.” last_img read more

Former College Football Star Elected To Congress

first_imgThe opening kickoff takes place between Iowa and Ohio State during the first quarter on September 24, 2005 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 24: The opening kickoff takes place between Iowa and Ohio State during the first quarter on September 24, 2005 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Iowa 31-6. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)A former college football star was elected to congress on Tuesday night. Former Ohio State wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez left the gridiron for politics and it didn’t take long for the former Buckeye to find success on that endeavor.Gonzalez ran in Ohio’s 16th congressional district as the Republican candidate and won the race over Democratic candidate Susan Moran Palmer. The former star wide receiver, who spent the majority of his life in Ohio, will now represent the state in the political arena.Gonzalez was a three-year letterman at Ohio State and was named First-Team All-Big Ten during the 2006 college football season.Here’s the news of his win from the Associated Press.BREAKING: Republican Anthony Gonzalez wins election to U.S. House in Ohio’s 16th congressional district. #APracecall at 10:08 p.m. EST. @AP election coverage: https://t.co/miEWlbTVZW #Election2018 #OHelection— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) November 7, 2018The Indianapolis Colts nabbed Gonzalez in the first round of the 2007 NFL draft with the final pick. Gonzalez failed to replicate the success he found at Ohio State at the professional level.In five NFL seasons, Gonzalez racked up 1,307 receiving yards on 99 receptions – seven of which went for touchdowns.Gonzalez wasn’t the only former college football player elected Tuesday night. Former Baylor football player Colin Allred also took home a seat in the House.last_img read more

The “World’s Most Dangerous Hiking Path” Reopens in Spain

first_img 5 Survival Knives That Could Save Your Life 8 of the Most Dangerous Hikes in the World Editors’ Recommendations How to Treat a Snake Bite When You’re Stuck in a Worst-Case Scenario Hiking can be challenging. But, it often requires little more than a bit of mental fortitude and putting one foot in front of the other for miles at a time. For years, thrill-seeking hikers have sought more, including some of the world’s most dangerous paths. However, few can hold a candle to Spain’s El Caminito del Rey — often dubbed “the world’s most dangerous hiking path.”El Caminito del Rey (literally “Little King’s Pathway”) opened in 1905 as a way to connect Gaitanejo Falls and Chorro Falls for the area’s hydroelectric power plant workers. After years of closure, the path was reopened by King Alfonso XIII in 1921 as a proper hiking path for adrenaline junkies. At the time, it was just a series of narrow concrete and wooden planks clinging to a 300-foot, nearly vertical gorge in the south of Spain. Even when it was “new,” the trail was extremely dangerous.Fast-forward almost 80 years and the path began to fall into serious disrepair. Whole sections of the original wood planking were crumbling, and many of the metal support beams were rusted to the point of failure or were missing entirely. While the local government actively dissuaded visitors from hiking the trail, many saw it as an opportunity to cheat death. Hikers continued to scrape and scramble along the crumbling concrete and metal remains of the original path. But then five hikers fell to their deaths in just two years. In 2000, after substantial pressure, the Málaga provincial government closed  El Caminito del Rey for renovations.It reopened in 2015 after tighter regulations forced a full reconstruction of the walkway. The tattered remnants of the original Caminito can still be seen clinging to the gorge just below the newly minted path.  In two short years, more than half-a-million hikers have completed it. It’s recently reopened for a third straight season, so far without incident. While adrenaline junkies may feel like it lacks its original “deadly” cache, it’s still not a hike for the faint of heart. A unique, purpose-built glass viewing platform provides some of the best aerial views of the steep vertical drop below. But, anyone who’d rather “walk” the path virtually can instead explore it via Google’s Street View.Take note that tickets for this year are on sale now (about 10 Euros) but must be purchased well in advance. The Best Binoculars for Birding, Backpacking, and Beyond 8 Best Backpacking and Camping Flasks for the Trail and Beyondlast_img read more

HHI Floats Out Fifth Frigate for ROK Navy

first_img My location HHI, November 13, 2013 zoom Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder, today held a launch ceremony for its fifth frigate, ROKS Jeonbuk.The launch ceremony was attended by the Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mr. Hwang Ki-chul, governor of Northern Jeolla Province Mr. Kim Wan-ju, Hyundai Heavy’s president & CEO Mr. Lee Jai-seong and other government and military officials in Ulsan shipyard.The Jeonbuk frigate has greatly improved capabilities with its weapon and sensors including new 3-D radar, antiaircraft & antiship missiles, and sonar & torpedo acoustic counter measures. In addition, the vessel uses stealth technology to minimize the exposure to electromagnetic waves. More than 90% of major equipment is locally developed and sourced.The 2,300 tonne frigate, measuring 114 m long, 14 m wide, and 25 m deep, can sail at a maximum speed of 30 knots with a crew of 120. The frigate will be delivered to the Korean Navy in December 2014.The Ulsan, South Korea-based shipbuilder delivered its third frigate ROKS Incheon in January this year and is also currently building its fourth frigate ROKS Gyeonggi scheduled to be delivered in October 2014.Since constructing and delivering the first Korean-built frigate ROKS Ulsan in 1980, Hyundai Heavy has grown as a leading naval shipbuilder by delivering 63 naval ships including the first and the third Korean Aegis destroyers, 3 KDX-II destroyers, 5 frigates, 3 submarines, and 29 patrol·salvage ships. Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

BC Government looking to make amendments to the Forest Act

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Provincial Government is looking to introduce amendments to the B.C. Forest Act.The Government says the amendments to the Forest Act will enhance public trust and ensure public forests are managed in the best interests of British Columbians.According to the Province, some of the changes to the Act will improve the Government’s ability to exert more control over the disposition of Crown tenures, ensure that public interest is considered in the disposition of Forest Act agreements, and ensure the Government has the necessary information when needed from companies to inform policy and legislative changes to address emerging forestry issues. Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Doug Donaldson, says these amendments will help support a vibrant and diverse forest sector.“We want all British Columbians to benefit from the forest industry, including companies, large and small, First Nations, workers and communities. These amendments will help support a vibrant and diverse forest sector by preventing further concentration of harvesting rights.”For more information on the proposed amendments, you can visit the B.C. Legislative Assembly’s website.last_img read more

We cannot wait to end violence against women – SecretaryGeneral Ban

25 February 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today kicked off a multi-year global campaign bringing together the United Nations, governments and civil society to try to end violence against women, calling it an issue that “cannot wait.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today kicked off a multi-year global campaign bringing together the United Nations, governments and civil society to try to end violence against women, calling it an issue that “cannot wait.”“At least one out of every three women is likely to be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. Through the practice of prenatal sex selection, countless others are denied the right even to exist,” Mr. Ban said in his address at the opening in New York of the latest session of the Commission on the Status of Women.Violence against women impedes economic and social growth, and thus the new campaign will run until 2015, the same target year as the internationally agreed aims known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).Noting that weapons of armed conflict today include rape, sexual violence and abduction of children to be conscripted as soldiers or sex slaves, the Secretary-General recounted his visits to war-torn areas and his conversations with survivors of violence. “This is a campaign for them. It is a campaign for the women and girls who have the right to live free of violence, today and in the future,” he said. “It is a campaign to stop the untold cost that violence against women inflicts on all humankind.”Mr. Ban called on the cooperation of the world’s youth, women’s groups, men around the world, the private sector and Member States to help the new initiative succeed.He acknowledged that there is no “blanket approach” to tackling the scourge, noting that each country must formulate its own measures to address violence against women.“But there is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable,” the Secretary-General stated, adding that he hopes to hold a high-level event in 2010 to review progress.As part of today’s campaign launch, Rachel N. Mayanja, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women, held a press conference together with a number of other activists, both male and female, working to end violence against women and are slated to participate in other discussions on the subject at UN Headquarters.“While everybody professes that women hold up the sky and women’s contributions are critical to development – to everything – it hasn’t been demonstrated concretely.” Ms Mayanja said. “And here we are, halfway through the Millennium Development Goals projected period, and we are still lagging behind.”Many women have been left out of development efforts because of the violence that is continually being inflicted on them, she said. The Secretary-General’s campaign, she added, would bring a new sense of urgency to bear on this tragic issue. read more

Future of technology RD is mapped by Foresight Vehicle

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) A new Technology Roadmap, prepared by Foresight Vehicle, will shape the future of technology R&D in the UK.The report, created after consultation with over 100 scientists and engineers from more than 50 organisations, highlights the areas of focus that will keep the UK at the forefront of global automotive research well into the 21st century. These include:• Reducing emissions, encouraging re-use of waste and vehicle recyclability • Preventing accidents and limiting the effect of an impact with a vehicle• Smart technologies to improve security for example reduced key theft• Measures to prevent the use of vehicles in acts of terrorism• Developing an infrastructure to complement telematics advancesShowcased at this week’s World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Japan, the report also warns of failing to invest in projects to improve efficiency and environmental performance. These are particularly important as emissions and end of life vehicle targets begin to bite. SMMT manages the Foresight Vehicle project. Commenting on the report, SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘Last month the Trade and Industry Select Committee report on the automotive industry made clear that R&D expenditure in the UK has been falling since 1994. With this in mind, it is vital that we focus and support projects that will deliver real benefits to the UK and enhance our position as a major player on the global automotive stage. This is why the Roadmap is so important.’Since 1996, £100m investment has been driven into the UK through Foresight Vehicle programmes. The Roadmap will now be used to identify the best use of funding up to and beyond 2025.Foresight Vehicle director Dr Nick Barter added ‘This is an authoritative document which will help Britain’s automotive researchers to remain world leaders. The Technology Roadmap clearly defines our priority areas and will make sure research funds are used efficiently and cost-effectively.’ A full copy of the report’s findings can be found on the Foresight Vehicle web site: www.foresightvehicle.org.ukNotes:1. Foresight Vehicle is the prime knowledge transfer network for the automotive industry, and is managed by SMMT with oversight by the SMMT Engineering Committee.2. The Foresight Vehicle Technology Roadmap will be showcased at the 11th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Nagoya, Japan from 18-22 October 2004. read more

DENMARK Viborg HK new leader

4Team Esbjerg181305532 – 48026 9København Håndbold185112400 – 46011 12SønderjyskE182016425 – 5164 11Nykøbing Falster HK182214393 – 4786 3Randers HK181503516 – 42330 7Vejen EH177010413 – 42814 2FC Midtjylland181512488 – 40731 10Ringkøbing Håndbold183114396 – 5087 ← Previous Story EHF Challenge Cup (TOP 16): Cocks, Tongeren, Azoty, Agas and Metaloplastika progress! Next Story → Zagreb’s anger on Veszprem: No fair play in Harkov – Handball anti-propaganda! 1Viborg HK181602556 – 42432 DenmarkDenmark HandballFCM HANDBOLDhandballViborg HK Viborg HK beat FCM 29:26 (16:13) in the derby match of Danish champioship and overtake the leading position. Despite rumours about financial problems, fantastic Isabelle Gullden with 12 goals led Viborg towards important victory against one of the bigggest rival at domestic scene. Serbian star Sanja Damnjanovic got back at the court after knee injury with five goals for the winning team, while Trine Ostergaard scored 6 goals for FCM.STANDINGS: 8Skive fH186111515 – 53413 5Team Tvis Holstebro181215514 – 47525 6HC Odense17719443 – 45815 read more


9.Ferencvaros5203119:1224 12.Mezokovesdi7115159:1963 6.Gyongyosi6312162:1487 13.Eger6114147:1893 Grundfos TatabanyaTelekom Veszprem 7.Komloi6303156:1706 1.Szeged7700256:17914 4.Telekom Veszprem5401167:1168 2.Tatabanya7511184:16711 10.Cegledi6204148:1714 11.Budakalasz7124168:1924 Sensation in Hungary! Telekom Veszprem are defeated in Tatabanya 26:24 (13:13).The third team of Hungarian handball beat current vice-championsGRUNDFOS TATABÁNYA–TELEKOM VESZPRÉM 26–24 (13–13)TATABÁNYA: BARTUCZ – PÁSZTOR Á., VRANKOVIC 6, Sipos 1, Ilyés, Vranjes 3, VUJOVIC 5 (3), SZÉKELY (kapus) BOZOVIC 5, Juhász 1, Schäffer, Rosta, Dénes.VESZPRÉM: Mikler – Dörnyei 1, Nagy L. 3, Mahé 2 (1), Blagotinsek 3, Mackovsek 5, Strlek 2 (2), Sterbik, Tönnesen 3, Nilsson, Jamali 2, Terzic, Manaskov, Nenadics 2, Lékai 1. STANDINGS: 8.Dabas7223167:1696 3.Csurgoi6501168:15010 14.Vecses6006132:1670 5.Balatonfuredi7403184:1818 ← Previous Story SEHA: RK Vardar defeated after 22 months, Vojvodina understimated by Meshkov Next Story → WCH 2025: Serbia, Croatia or DEN/NOR/CH? read more

DNA tests being carried out on girl found living with Roma family

first_imgDNA TESTS ARE being carried out to establish the identity of a young girl found living with a Roma family in Co Dublin.The seven-year-old was taken from her family and placed in the care of the HSE on Monday afternoon following a garda operation.Described as a seven-year-old with blonde hair and blue eyes, the girl was removed from the home using the powers granted under the Child Care Act.It is understood the officers acted following a tip-off, after they were told of a girl living at the address whose features contrasted with other members of the family living there.A hospital consultant was initially brought in to give expert opinion on whether the child could be the daughter of the couple, after a birth certificate and passport produced on Monday could not be verified.The couple maintain the girl is their daughter. The family have lived at the address for around five years.DNA tests are now being carried out, and it’s expected results due in over the next 48 hours will establish the child’s identity. She will remain in the HSE’s care in the meantime.The revelations come just days after a young girl, named Maria, was discovered in a Roma camp in the central town of Farsala, Greece. That case has prompted a global reaction with thousands of calls being made to a Greek charity about Maria’s possible origins.Additional reporting by Sinéad O’CarrollRead: Roma couple charged with abducting mystery child ‘Maria’More: Email with personal details of girl found at GPO accidentally sent to member of publiclast_img read more

The 9 at 9 Saturday

first_imgEVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee.1. #CROKE PARK: Talks are due to recommence today with the government seeking some €170 million in savings from public sector pay, RTÉ reports. Proposed savings would include a reduction of overtime and weekend payments as well as an extension of the working day. Yesterday the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) said it would not be returning to talks unless “rational proposals” are offered.2. #FOSTER CARE: Two reports from the Health Information and Quality Authority have expressed concern that children are being put at risk because foster carers are not being vetted, the Irish Examiner reports. The reports also warn that families chosen to care for children who need specialised care are often picked simply because they are available.3. #CHILD BENEFIT: Some 400,000 families may face a tax on children’s allowance with some families losing up to €53 a month, according to an expert report obtained by the Irish Independent. The report recommends a two-tier model that would see the basic level of pay lowered with families on the lowest income getting a top-up.4. #GARDA CUTS: Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has arranged to meet with the central executive of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) on Wednesday morning to discuss the proposed cuts to garda pay. This follows a strong statement from the GRA this week questioning Callinan’s awareness of the impact the cuts will have on his force.5. #MATER HOSPITAL: The final Labour Party vigil will take place outside the Mater Hospital today as the new emergency department is due to open this weekend. The weekly event was established as a protest against conditions in the emergency department but with the news that it is moving to the new, highly improved, Whitty Building, the vigils will continue no longer.6. #SHOOTING: Two men have been shot in north Belfast last night just 200 yards from a paramilitary style shooting earlier this week, The Irish News reports this morning. Locals reported hearing up to ten shots fired and one of the men, believed to be in his early 20s, is thought to be seriously injured.7. #EMPLOYMENT: Multinationals in Ireland have seen a 15 per cent growth in employment in the past five years, according to the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland. US investment has increased 25 per cent in last 5 years, bringing total investment in Ireland to over $188 billion.8. #FACEBOOK: Social networking giant Facebook has announced it was hit by a ‘sophisticated’ cyber attack last month but said it found no evidence that user data was compromised, AFP reports. The company said in a blog post that malware came from an infected website of a mobile developer.9.  METEORITE: A rescue and clean-up team of around 20,000 people has been sent to the Ural mountains in Russia following a meteor shower which blasted the area injuring some 1,200 people, BBC reports. The shockwave from the blasts blew out windows with most of the injured suffering from glass related wounds.last_img read more

Spanking linked to anxiety and depression

first_imgTaking issues raised in Christos Tsiolkas’s The Slap into real life, a study has found, physical punishment of children has been linked to the onset of mental illness in adulthood. The study, published by Pediatrics journal looked at the link between physical punishment and mental disorders in more than 20,000 American adults aged 20 and over. Researchers looked at the psychological impact of physical discipline “in the absence of more severe child treatment”, such as the occasional smacking. The findings could allow the move to criminalise smacking in USA. In Australia, parents can lawfully hit a child, “so long as the force is reasonable”, according to the Model Criminal Code. “Reasonable force” is defined as a smack or hit that will not result in bruising, marking or any injury that will last for more than 24 hours. If this occurs, courts can lawfully state that the “force” is a form of physical abuse. Dr Gervase Chaney, the head of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ Paediatrics and Child Health Division, called for smacking to be criminalised in the Journal of Paediatric and Child Health. “We cannot keep going on with the argument that it was OK for our generation as children (or that of our parents) and ‘it never did us any harm’,” Chaney wrote. “It is up to us as paediatricians to make the issue about children and their rights and advocate for them now and their future … There has been good evidence that in countries where it has been banned there is a reduction in child abuse.” A 2006 survey found that 69 per cent of parents agreed it was sometimes necessary to “smack” a naughty child. Smacking is currently banned in 30 countries. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Une farine à base de sauterelles pour réduire la faim dans le

first_imgUne farine à base de sauterelles pour réduire la faim dans le monde ?Depuis quelques temps, la nourriture à base d’insectes semble de plus en plus populaire. Un succès qui pourrait bien encore monter d’un cran avec cette découverte. Des étudiants de l’Université McGill ont mis au point une farine fabriquée à base d’insectes et destinée à faire du pain et d’autres aliments. Avec des millions de personnes en situation de sous-nutrition, cette invention pourrait révolutionner la répartition de la nourriture dans le monde. Des étudiants montréalais viennent de créer une nouvelle source durable de nourriture : une farine élaborée à base d’insectes. L’objectif pour la Dubbed Flour Power, l’équipe créatrice ? Élever des sauterelles en grand nombre dans des zones pauvres de pays comme le Mexique, la Thaïlande ou le Kenya afin de produire du pain. Mais de nombreux autres aliments à base de farine pourraient également être cuisinés grâce à cette invention. Selon les jeunes inventeurs, cette nouvelle technique devrait fournir une source durable de nourriture, mais également des nouvelles opportunités de travail pour les éleveurs locaux.Des sauterelles pour de la farineLe projet Flour Power a été élaboré par cinq étudiants en master de gestion à l’université McGill : Mohammed Ashour, Shobhita Soor, Jesse Pearlstein, Zev Thompson et Gabe Mott. Ils espèrent pouvoir récupérer des sauterelles ayant investi les champs de luzerne, afin de les redistribuer à des fermiers mexicains, à Oaxaca. Chaque fermier recevra un container lui permettant d’élever correctement les insectes avant que ceux-ci ne soient transformés en farine, riche en protéines. Selon les premières estimations, environ 10 tonnes de sauterelles devraient être livrées au Mexique d’ici mars 2014. Mais le groupe d’étudiants prévoit d’ores et déjà d’étendre le projet à d’autres insectes. Une fois reçues et élevées, les sauterelles seront déshydratées puis placées dans un sac de congélation hermétique, afin de limiter une mort douloureuse. Chaque insecte est ensuite nettoyé puis desséché avant d’être écrasé pour prendre la forme d’un grain de blé. Les graines de sauterelles seront finalement transformées en farine. Les étudiants précisent que la farine pourra être vendue à des artisans locaux qui pourront en faire du pain, des tortillas ou d’autres aliments à base de farine.Un projet déjà en marcheÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?L’idée des cinq étudiants de l’Université McGill a déjà remporté le Prix Hult 2013, un prix présenté par Bill Clinton pour récompenser les initiatives d’entrepreneuriat social parmi les étudiants. Ils ont donc reçu une bourse d’un million de dollars afin de rendre leur projet réel. Cette année, l’objectif était de créer un plan capable de rendre durable la nourriture pour les communautés en sous-nutrition, notamment les 200 millions de personnes vivant dans des taudis urbains.”Environ un milliard de personnes souffrent de la faim tous les jours dans le monde. Sans solutions viables, les problèmes de nutrition s’aggraveront”, s’inquiète Ahmad Ashkar, fondateur et PDG du Prix Hult cité par le Daily Mail. A court terme, l’équipe d’étudiants devrait s’envoler de nouveau pour le Mexique, la Thaïlande et le Kenya afin de comprendre les conditions de nutrition des régions concernées et comment les habitants consomment déjà des insectes. En effet, selon un rapport de la Food and Agriculture Organization des Nations Unies, plus de 2,5 milliards de personnes dans le monde consomment des insectes. Or, ces derniers présentent de nombreux avantages, rappelle l’organisation qui encourage ainsi la population à en consommer davantage. Les cinq membres de l’équipe ont, eux-même, déjà goûté des “kilos” d’insectes, précise Mohammed Ashour. “Shobhita s’est rendue récemment en Thaïlande et a tout essayé, des vers aux coléoptères d’eau douce”, ajoute-il. Même Gabe Mott, qui pourtant est végétarien, n’a pas rechigné à la tâche. Le 7 octobre 2013 à 09:51 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Carnival Corp President to Headline Chambers Annual Meet n Greet for CEOs

first_img VIPs Pack Chamber Event at Palm Cay to Mix, Mingle & Meet Carnival Chiefs Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp​Bahamas (Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation) – Arnold W. Donald, who heads the $3.6 billion Carnival Corporation, will headline the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation annual mix and mingle for business leaders, movers and shakers at an event being called The Wind Down: Where Business + Leisure Meet October 2.​The networking reception focusing on what creates sustainable success is expected to draw a waiting list of attendees. It will be held at the Billfish Grill at Palm Cay, the 350-home mixed residential and marina community that has been a success story in its own right, winning, among other accolades, the first Bahamas Contractors Association award presented to a development rather than a contractor. ​“Bringing together a man who is larger than life in the diverse operation that is Carnival Corporation with its 10 cruise ships brands and 91,000 employees with local leaders in the business community in a venue at a beachside setting that shows the best of The Bahamas is one that we hope will once again reinforce how important the business sector is to the well-being of the nation,” said Edison Sumner, Chamber CEO.​Long recognized as the voice of business in The Bahamas, the Chamber has in the past few years touched more people at every level than ever before. Its Chamber Institute with monthly practical seminars and workshops, its thoughtful statements on pending legislation and its active development in promoting sectors of the economy linking domestic providers and suppliers with potential foreign buyers and investors has skyrocketed the 100-plus year old institution’s position to new heights.​The presence of Mr. Arnold could elevate its reputation even more.​According to Mr. Sumner, the event, being billed as a once in now-time opportunity, is expected to be a sell-out.“Because we want a certain amount of intimacy and personal contact, we have limited the numbers and with the invitations just going out today, the response has been immediate,” he said. “I’m not sure what we are going to have to do to top this next year, but maybe we will ask the American Embassy, which assisted with this year’s main guest of honour, to see if they can bring the president or head of a winning basketball team. We are very appreciative to the Embassy and our sponsors for their support.”Mr. Sumner’s reference to basketball was likely in connection with Mr. Arnold’s predecessor Micky Arison, owner of the Miami Heat and until July of last year, president of Carnival, the company his father founded and which he grew and ran with success until he turned over the post of top executive in July 2013. Mr. Arison remains chairman. And the company continues to thrive, reporting more than $1 billion in profit in the last fiscal year under Mr. Arnold’s reign.Sponsors include American Embassy, Bahamas First, BTC, Callenders & Co. Counsel & Attorneys, John Bull Group of Companies, NUA and Palm Cay Marina & Beach Club. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Chamber Meets Baha Mar Provisional Liquidators Related Items:Arnold donald, bahamas chamber of commerce, carnival corporation Hundreds expected for massive Freedom of Information block party October 25last_img read more

Provo Amateur Basketball Associations Night League Returns

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:alvardo parker, alvin parker, Brother Will, captain kirk adams, colin williams, Devon Cox, gus lightbourne gym, keith cox, paba, Provo Amateur Basketball Association, sidwell glasgow, trevor cooke Provo Amateur Basketball Association’s fourth season begins!! Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Nov 2014 – Something from the Sports calendar today: A return of the Provo Amateur Basketball Association’s night league and the PABA tells us there are a dozen teams competing for the much coveted PABA championship rings. Games are set to begin on Saturday November 15th at the Gus Lightbourne Gym. It is also the night the Grand Turk Stallions will collect their second set of hardware, while Coach Bro will is named Coach of the Year for the third time in four years. Competition on the hardwood at the gym is expected to be very high and a new team enters the fray; the Hustlerz led by Captain Kirk Adams and coached by veteran, Colin Williams. Missing from the roster this year though will be the fierce Harbor Boys team which decided to take a year off to focus on its team objective. Other PABA notes are that the Steelers have recruited Alvarado Parker as coach; Veteran coach Trevor Cooke has returned for another stint with the Police Badgers and those Badgers have been joined by Duran Dean and Ehlo Seymour of the Harbour Boys. Devon Cox well he is now with the Coca Cola Classics along with Alvin Parker and the HAB Supersonics and the Nazarene Kings remain the youngest teams with players from the TCIPS Lions and CHHS Eagles. This year will be very exciting as each team will play 13 games during the regular season. There is an admission fee for the night league, $5. Science Fair open to public viewing by noon Recommended for you Town Hall Meeting for Building Heights at gym later todaylast_img read more

Test Of Emergency Alert System Scheduled

first_imgResidents may see several notices from the test on that day, all of which will indicate that the transmission is a test message. Local broadcasters, such as KSRM, will air EAS messages similar to regularly scheduled tests, which include an audible message that is expected to last about one minute and can be seen or heard on local television and radio stations. The KPB Alerts system is a local warning system administered by the Kenai Peninsula Borough and is not being tested with the EAS and WEA system. To receive alerts on your wireless phone, a one-time registration is required. All residents of the Borough are encouraged to register for alerts and to visit http://alerts.kpb.us for more information.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A national test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system will be conducted, on September 20, beginning at 10:18am.  In addition to the tests aired on broadcasters, the WEA system will be tested for the first time at a national level. This system can send urgent messages to cell phones by broadcasting from active cell towers, and will appear as a notification on cellular phones.last_img read more

AE Exec Kate Gutman Joins Gannetts USA Today Network as Head of

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Kate Gutman has left A+E Networks to join Gannett’s USA Today Network in the newly created role of head of content ventures.Gutman will oversee the company’s non-news content brands and experiences (outside of USA Today and Gannett’s 109 local news publications), which include food-blog network Grateful Ventures; sports site For The Win; product reviews site Reviewed.com; and feel-good video brands Humankind and Animalkind. She’s based in New York and reports directly to Maribel Perez Wadsworth, president of the USA Today Network and publisher of USA Today.Most recently, Gutman was VP of strategy and digital media at A+E Networks International. During her tenure at A+E, she grew the company’s content distribution business and built relationships with over 30 different digital platforms, as well as also launched new digital products and services leveraging the A&E, History and Lifetime channels and content libraries.center_img After six years at A+E, “I felt that I was looking for a slightly different challenge,” Gutman said, adding that she was interested in working in the U.S. media market. That said, “it’s a similar challenge to what I had with A+E: How does Gannett take their intellectual property and monetize that further? This felt very much in my wheelhouse.”Gutman “is a forward-thinker with a keen ability to recognize opportunities in today’s media environment and we are excited about the future of our portfolio under her leadership,” Wadsworth said in announcing her hire.In addition to developing USA Today Network’s niche-oriented digital properties, Gutman also will oversee Gannett’s digital video and podcast studios. She and her team also will support company’s live-events business, which include the High School Sports Awards series (now in more than 20 markets); the Wine & Food Experience in partnership with Martha Stewart; and the Storytellers Project, a live event series featuring first-person stories from communities across the U.S.Prior to joining A+E Networks in 2012, Gutman led the digital business for Reader’s Digest International and also has held senior digital and business strategy roles at Rodale, Bertelsmann and Lagardere Group. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from Columbia University.last_img read more