Continue Reading Previous Wireless networking and security for IoT devicesNext Apacer upgrades to new-generation DDR4-2666 memory modules In this webtalk Renesas introduces a module solution for Industrial Ethernet called intelligent RJ45 (I-RJ45). The Industrial Ethernet module I-RJ45 is available in single and dual port versions in the form factor of a RJ45 Ethernet connector. A generic API offers an abstraction layer for real-time communication with scalable multi-protocol solutions such as PROFINET RT, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT and others.An extensive tool chain covering evaluation boards (module and application processor), API source code and host application examples including extensive documentation makes the integration into the target application environment quite easy.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen taking a bathroom break at Poorna Patel’s wedding reception and perhaps for the first time ever, MSD had no answer to a question that was thrown at him.Dhoni, who was sitting near the washbasin, was asked by his friend Rahul Vaidya “Why are you so cool even in a bathroom?” In reply to that, he said “I don’t know.”MS Dhoni is regarded as one of the best captains in world cricket. Under pressure, he remained unperturbed, calm and composed. He never allowed his players to abuse the opposition and is unfazed by criticism on his recent performances. In fact, for the first time in his illustrious career, Dhoni was booed during India’s second ODI against England at Lord’s.However, back in India and attending Poorna’s wedding ceremonies, Dhoni with wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva, looked relaxed.Before this video started making the rounds on the internet, there were pictures of MS Dhoni in an intense conversations with his former teammates in the hotel lobby.Not only that, the Dhoni was also seen shaking a leg with his daughter Ziva on the dance floor and having a good time with India mates from the past years and celebrities from Bollywood. He was also snapped with singer Guru Randhawa and model and actress Sophie Choudry along with his wife Sakshi.Also read – When MS Dhoni asked his men not to publicly celebrate ODI win vs AustraliaadvertisementTwo wicketkeepers and one fast bowler. Guess what we are discussing? #Poornabanisoni pic.twitter.com/SvCTEODcciR P Singh (@rpsingh) July 20, 2018Clicks From Poorna Patel’s Wedding Reception #MSDhoni #sakshi pic.twitter.com/u8AxTarCttBappa Samui (@bappamsdian) July 20, 2018Dressed in ethnic clothes, Dhoni was seen enjoying his time away from cricket after so much has been written about him and his future. Dhoni was booed at Lord’s for his slow batting in the second ODI and things didn’t change in the next one-day match as well. The wicket-keeper batsman struggled to get runs at a brisk pace as India went down 2-1 in the three-match series.Following that, a video of MS Dhoni surfaced on social media, where he was seen asking for the match ball from umpires and that send social media abuzz about him retiring from international cricket. However, Team India coach Ravi Shastri came out and cleared the air, saying that MS Dhoni is going nowhere.”MS wanted to show the ball to Bharat Arun. He wanted to show him the wear and tear the ball had endured, to get a general idea of what the conditions were like,” Shastri was quoted as saying by the Times of India.”That’s rubbish. MS is not going anywhere,” Shastri said.However, as India embark on a month-and-a-half long Test journey in England, where Virat Kohli’s men play five Tests, the World Cup-winning captain will have time to reflect on his game and work on it before India play limited-overs cricket again in the Asia Cup, which is likely to be played in September.
New Delhi, Oct 8 (PTI) Carolina Marin and P V Sindhu were expectedly the most sought after Icon Players as they were picked by Pune 7 Aces and Hyderabad Hunters respectively in the Players’ Auction of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) here Monday. The fourth season of Vodafone PBL, organised by Sportzlive under the aegis of Badminton Association of India, will kick off in Mumbai on December 22 with the final being held in Bengaluru on January 13. With no retention or Right to Match (RTM) card at disposal, the Players’ Auction was always going to be a keen contest for teams to get the combination right while looking for that one Icon Player who can inspire them to bigger glory. Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto became the highest paid non-Icon Player with the Dalmia Cement Group owned Delhi Dashers splurging INR 70 lakh for his services. The Delhi outfit won a tense battle with two other teams to acquire the World No 11, paying INR 40 lakh above his base price. Among the Indians, rising doubles star Satwiksairaj Rankireddy was the top draw and Padmanabh Sports Pvt Ltd owned Ahmedabad Smash Masters outbid the Hyderabad Hunters to secure the youngster for INR 52 lakh, a massive jump from his base price of INR 15 lakh. Given the strong pool of players in the auction, it was interesting to see the strategies the teams implemented to build their squad as three of these players could be retained for the next two seasons as well. Marin and Sindhu were the obvious choice for almost all the teams. At least four teams raised the prize purse to INR 80 lakh, the maximum limit a team can bid for a player, before the players got assigned to the teams by a draw of lots.advertisement The Spaniard, who played a major role in helping Hyderabad Hunters win the title last year, would now shift base to Pune. The new outfit were clearly gunning for the three-time world champion and were understandably delighted when the announcer pulled out a chit of their name in a draw of lot. “I am very excited to be part of Pune team. Hyderabad has been like a second home for me. But now I am excited to be part the Pune team and explore this part of India,” said Marin after learning about the bid. Speaking post the player auctions an upbeat Taapsee Pannu, owner of Pune 7 Aces said, “We had a set game-plan and I am really ecstatic to be able to rope in some of the big names in the auction pool today. It has been a perfect implementation of the backdoor homework we had done. “With a champion in Marin, experienced Mathias Boe in the doubles category and young Lakshya Sen, am really optimistic how balanced the team has shaped up. Can’t wait for the season to start.” While the Hunters lost their star performer from last year, they would be delighted to welcome home Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu. The 23-year-old, who was playing for Chennai Smashers for the last two seasons, will be playing for the home city for the first time and couldn’t hide her disappointment. Two-time CWG gold winner and India’s badminton queen Saina Nehwal will be seen plying her trade for the North-Eastern Warriors in the upcoming edition. “It’s a great opportunity for me to get associated with the North Eastern Warriors. The fans over here are extremely passionate and I will try and give my best for them. I always had a special admiration for the north-east and with this alliance I wish to promote badminton in this region, so that we have more people inspired to take up the sport,” said the 2012 Olympic Medallist. Among the other Icon Players, former world champion Viktor Axelsen will represent Ahmedabad Smash Masters, Kidambi Srikanth would play for Bengaluru Raptors, HS Prannoy will turn up for Delhi Dashers. Chennai Smashers, who will have Korean Sung ji Hyun as their icon player, managed to retain the services of English mixed doubles combination of Chris and Gabby Adcock, paying them INR 54 lakh and INR 36 lakh respectively. Korea’s mixed doubles specialist Eom Hye Won also got a Rs 30 lakh jump from her base price of Rs 7 lakh as the Hyderabad Hunters secured her to build a strong doubles unit. But it was Delhi Dashers who broke the bank to get Sugiarto in the squad after they had already paid Rs 80 lakh for Prannoy. However, their strategy clearly was to invest in men’s singles and they made the most of it.advertisement Two teams — Awadhe Warriors and Mumbai Rockets — exhausted their entire purse of INR 2.6 crore while Pune 7 Aces despite putting up a challenging line up managed to save INR14 lakhs and North Eastern Warriors despite building a formidable squad around Saina still saved INR 8 lakh. PTI AHAH
Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning achievements have left fellow Portuguese Paulo Futre calling for “new adjectives in the dictionary”, with “legend and myth” the only words he considers to be suitable.At 34 years of age, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner continues to raise the bar of individual excellence.Over the course of his remarkable career, Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been the only man to match him. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ronaldo has collected league titles in England, Spain and Italy, while also securing five Champions League crowns across spells at Manchester United and Real Madrid.With Portugal, he has become a European Championship and Nations League winner, while scoring 88 goals in 158 appearances.A standing among the all-time greats is already safely secured, with many of the records he has set expected to stand for many years to come.When reflecting on his career to date, and looking ahead to what may still be to come, Futre admits it is nigh on impossible to find the right superlatives.The former Portugal international, who began his own career at Sporting, told reporters of a legendary countryman: “I have already said many times that they will have to invent new adjectives in the dictionary, other fantastic words, because Cristiano Ronaldo has used all of them.“I would stay with two words that I do not get tired of, legend and myth.“All the rest: genius, fantastic, phenomenon, extra-terrestrial, wonderful, unique, I’m tired of saying them.”Ronaldo’s debut campaign at Juventus in 2018-19 saw him claim a Serie A title and Supercoppa Italiana.He netted 28 times in 43 appearances and now has 601 goals at club level to his name.A record-setting tally of strikes in Champions League competition continues to rise, with his remarkable haul taken to 126.Both Ronaldo and Juventus will be hoping that there are many more to come, with the Bianconeri having acquired an iconic figure in an effort to end their long wait for European glory.
OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 12: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts late in the game in his teams 129-120 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Draymond Green doesn’t have many fans in Ohio. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are facing off in their fourth straight NBA Finals. During Game 1 last night, we got the full Draymond experience.Early in the game, the versatile forward got after Cavs superstar LeBron James both verbally and physically. In the second quarter, Green caught up in the eye with a questionable contest of Green at the basket. It left James with a red spot in his left eye.Battle wound.#NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/3UIAgpHMf1— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 1, 2018After JR Smith’s unbelievable gaffe that helped get the game to overtime, the Warriors took control of the game. With a pretty safe 10-point lead, Draymond mocked Cavs’ bench forward Kendrick Perkins, referring to him as a cheerleader with by mimicking a dance with imaginary pom poms.With just a few seconds left in the game, Green turned his attention to Tristan Thompson, who was fuming over a shot taken late in the shot clock by Shaun Livingston. Green clapped in the Cavs’ big man’s face, and Thompson responded by hitting him in the face with the ball. He was ejected with a few second left on the clock and the game in hand for the Warriors.When told that Smith insists that he did not forget about the score of the tie game at the end of regulation, Green had another viral moment. He couldn’t help but crack up at that notion.So yeah, Draymond isn’t a favorite of those over in Ohio. As you can imagine, there is a pretty significant crossover between Cavaliers and Ohio State fans.Among them is OSU wide receivers coach Zach Smith. He’s never shy about sharing his feelings on Twitter.Zach Smith ripped Draymond Green shortly after the game, calling him a “clown.”Draymond is a clown. Never has he not been. Good player. Not great. Has the luxury of playing with elite players so he’s relevant. ???— Zach S❌ith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 1, 2018It probably doesn’t help matters that Green is a very notable former Michigan State star. The Spartans have long been one of the best college basketball programs in the Big Ten, and a rival of the Buckeyes.This definitely has more to do with his NBA career though. Green has a reputation as a dirty player, and it has caused controversy during these four NBA Finals series.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMPER 6: People play ball before the game between the McNeese State Cowboys and the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)Nebraska four-star quarterback Tristan Gebbia decided earlier this week to transfer out of the Huskers’ program before the start of the 2018 season.Gebbia, a top recruit in the 2017 class, lost the Huskers’ quarterback competition to true freshman Adrian Martinez.The former four-star recruit decided shortly after that to ask for his release from the program, which he was granted.The quarterback is reportedly heading to the Pac-12.Yahoo! Sports’ Pete Thamel is reporting that Gebbia is transferring to Oregon State.“Source: Former Nebraska QB Tristan Gebbia has committed to transfer to Oregon State. He’ll be eligible in 2019 after sitting this season. OSU coach Jonathan Smith had recruited Gebbia hard at Washington,” he reports.Source: Former Nebraska QB Tristan Gebbia has committed to transfer to Oregon State. He’ll be eligible in 2019 after sitting this season. OSU coach Jonathan Smith had recruited Gebbia hard at Washington.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) August 30, 2018Gebbia was one of the top pro-style QBs in the country coming out of high school. He committed to Mike Riley at Nebraska.
8 Best Wireless Headphones for Running: What to Know Before You Buy Manned Flying Car Races Are Coming in 2020 The Best Wired and Wireless Headphones for Travel Editors’ Recommendations World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Bose’s New Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700 Will be Great for Travel Bose’s QC15 headphones are rockstars of the travelling scene. Pioneers of active noise cancelation for the regular business commuter, you’ll be hard-pressed to board a flight anywhere in the modern world without seeing those silver cups flashing the aisle. So when Bose announced it was decommissioning its classic cans for the new QC25, it was no doubt a bit unsettling to fans of the icon. But fear not weary travellers, the QC25 have usurped their predecessor for a reason: they’re just that good.When Bose announced its new QC25, the company introduced them as being better in all facets. That includes an upgrade to the noise cancellation, which now puts a bigger emphasis on the lower frequencies. And Bose went further, employing a new configuration that sets the canceling microphones both inside and outside the earcup, as well as developing a faster, more accurate noise canceling chip, which can adjust for ambient sound in a “fraction of a second.”Related: Noisehush’s i7 noise canceling headphonesThe headphones have also been improved in comfort and design. The QC25 boast subtle aesthetic changes that make them look a bit more modern, flashing style more inline with the legions of competing headphones that have invaded the market since their predecessor’s inception. The new design also comes with a more comfortable fit thanks to softer, more ergonomic pads cloaked in protein leather — no small concern for those who spend hours on end in the air.There’s no doubt the QC25’s new design offers an even more impressive level of comfort and quiet — so much so as to create a feeling of near-absolute solitude on your commute. But the upgrade in sound quality is what pushes the Q C25into the driver’s seat as the unquestioning replacement for the QC15. The sound is clearer, more dynamic, and more organic than any Bose headphone we’ve heard in the past, pulling them in the running for best in class when it comes to noise canceling headphones at their price point.We do have one complaint to lodge, however, which is the QC25’s reliance on disposable batteries. Though they last as long as 35 hours per charge, it would’ve been nice to see a rechargeable option from Bose this go-around. On the flipside, the design allows users to keep the QC25 going away from power sources for days on end, provided they’ve packed a few AAA batteries in their carry-on.Bose has always been a leader in the noise-canceling game, and the QC15 will no doubt still be flying the friendly skies for years to come. But those looking for better performance in virtually all columns will want to consider making the $300 upgrade to Bose’s new king of quiet.
Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App SNL’s Kyle Mooney Never Had a Real Job and He’s Cool With That Editors’ Recommendations 7 of the Best Drink References in Music Though Charly Bliss has been around for the better part of a decade, the Brooklyn-based quartet is only now releasing its debut album. Titled Guppy, the record is filled with guitar-led power pop songs in the vein of 90s alt rock bands like Weezer and Veruca Salt. For the majority of its existence, Charly Bliss has made its name as a live band, opening for artists like Glass Animals, Darwin Deez, Tokyo Police Club, Sleater-Kinney, and the band’s own musical forebears, Veruca Salt.In 2014 the group released a three-song EP and eventually began to record a full-length album. After two false-starts, its members realized the core problem. “We basically had to come to terms with the fact that we are, at heart, a pop band,” explains the band’s Spencer Fox. “We had to create an ecosystem where our loud, messy rock sounds could co-exist with these super catchy melodies and pop hooks.”The excellent Guppy is the result of Charly Bliss learning how to let both of those impulses thrive. Opening track “Percolator” establishes the record’s character right from the get-go. With its chugging guitar, infectious chorus, and Eva Hendricks’ energetic, melodic vocals, the song is a mission statement for the album.Lead single “Glitter” leans more on the band’s power pop side as vocalist Eva Hendricks gives a saccharine note to the lyrics. Hendricks describes the track as “A fun song about complicated self-loathing that you could also dance around your bedroom to—that kind of sums us up as a band, actually.” Explaining further, Hendricks adds, “It’s possible to write songs that really get at all of these dark feelings while also just being really fun to sing and dance to. You can be serious and also sing about peeing while jumping on a trampoline.”With its well balanced mixture of melodic pop and driving rock, Guppy is proof that the members of Charly Bliss were wise to take the time to get the sound right for their debut.Charly Bliss’ Guppy is out now through Barsuk Records and is available on Amazon, iTunes, and the Barsuk Records online shop. The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now
The academic capacity of students at seven primary schools in East Kingston and Port Royal is expected to be significantly boosted, through the provision 56 portable tablet computers, valued at just over $950,000, by telecommunications firm, Digicel Jamaica.Institutions benefitting from the 56 Huawei tablets are the Elletson Road Primary, Holy Rosary Primary, Norman Gardens Primary, Rollington Town Primary, Windward Road Primary and Junior High, Rennock Lodge Primary, and Port Royal Primary and Infant Schools.The tablets are part of over 700 that have been donated to schools through the Digicel Foundation. The provisions were made possible through discussions between Digicel’s Chief Executive Officer, Andy Thorburn, and Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (STEM) Minister and East Kingston and Port Royal Member of Parliament, Hon. Phillip Paulwell.The computers were formally presented to student representatives and teachers from each institution during a brief ceremony at Port Royal Primary School, on Monday, April 8.In his remarks, Mr. Thorburn noted that the Huawei tablet, which Digicel launched in 2012, has the capacity to provide students and teachers with access to educational applications as well as the internet, “under controlled circumstances”.Underscoring Digicel’s commitment to Jamaica’s education sector, Mr. Thorburn said part of the firm’s approach is to ensure access, especially by students, to the latest technological applications “that can support their learning”.Meanwhile, Minister Paulwell welcomed Digicel’s gesture, and noted that the technology provides a “tremendous opportunity” for educational standard of Jamaican students to be on par with those of their counterparts in other countries, such as Australia, South Korea, and North America.He pointed out that the Ministry has been underscoring the importance of technology in advancing the educational process for the nation’s children, particularly to parents.“We have been trying to impress on parents that when they provide (their) child with a tablet… they really are investing in a future that will enable that child to become productive and to be able to contribute well and meaningfully to himself/herself, the family, and the society,” Mr. Paulwell stated.For his part, Education Minister, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, said that Digicel’s gesture is indicative of the “realistic hope” for educational advancement through technology.“So, we encourage the teachers and students to make full use of the applications that are on these tablets (in order) for us to see ourselves as advancing with this process throughout all of our schools,” he said.Principal of Port Royal Primary School, Nicola Jones, in welcoming the donation, pointed out that “this (gesture) is an excellent insight by all involved, especially Digicel.”Rollington Town Primary School’s Principal, Dr. Margaret Bailey, in expressing gratitude, noted the significant results which partnerships, such as that provided by Digicel, can yield.“Here is a company that cares. A company that believes in partnership and a company that believes that investment in education is the best investment that you can make. There is so much that we can learn from this gesture,” Dr. Bailey said.By Douglas McIntosh, JIS Reporter
Speaking at a workshop on hazard resilience at the Mines and Geology Department, Hope Gardens, St. Andrew, on July 23, Mr. Williams said these approaches should be undertaken proactively. “Our challenge is to clearly mark the path that leads to the goal of reducing the impacts of hazardous events on our society and economy by enhancing the resilience of buildings and infrastructure systems in our communities. To do this, it is necessary to shift our thinking from the old way – designing and operating buildings and infrastructure as independent systems – to a new way as an integrated system,” he said. Commissioner of Mines, Leighton Williams, says resilience planning and integration are critical components to reducing the impact of hazardous events on the society and the economy. Story Highlights Commissioner of Mines, Leighton Williams, says resilience planning and integration are critical components to reducing the impact of hazardous events on the society and the economy.Speaking at a workshop on hazard resilience at the Mines and Geology Department, Hope Gardens, St. Andrew, on July 23, Mr. Williams said these approaches should be undertaken proactively.“Our challenge is to clearly mark the path that leads to the goal of reducing the impacts of hazardous events on our society and economy by enhancing the resilience of buildings and infrastructure systems in our communities. To do this, it is necessary to shift our thinking from the old way – designing and operating buildings and infrastructure as independent systems – to a new way as an integrated system,” he said.He added that resilience planning should be interwoven in a community’s social and economic systems, since they are supported by the physical infrastructure and the vital services it enables.“Providing communities with guidance to avoid disastrous consequences can make a tremendously positive difference. Helping communities to make hazard resilience an integral part of their long-term planning and development is an incredible two-for-one deal,” he said.Mr. Williams said these will not only increase resilience to disruptive events and reduce their enormous toll on people and the economy [but] it will also make communities better places to live and more desirable locations for business and industry.He pointed out that communities need actionable information and guidance to support their decision-making and their investments in resilience.“With reliable information, methods and tools, communities can assess their strengths and their vulnerabilities. They can identify their blind spots and they can develop an integrated view of what resilience looks like, so that all the key players will be involved in helping to make it a reality,” he said.In his remarks, Programme Leader, Natural Hazard Management, University of Chester, Dr. Servel Miller, said resilience to natural disasters refers to the ability to protect and save lives while reducing vulnerabilities to changes, particularly as it relates to climate change.The workshop was organised in partnership with the University of Chester and sought to bring together decision makers, community planners, policymakers and experts in making communities more hazard-resilient.
zoom Nasdaq-listed diversified shipping company Capital Product Partners L.P. (Capital) has acquired the 2015-built chemical/product tanker M/T Amadeus, the third of five dropdown vessels the company had agreed to buy from its sponsor, Capital Maritime & Trading Corp.The 50,000 dwt M/T Amadeus was built at Samsung Heavy Industries’s yard in Ningbo, China.Capital signed the vessel acquisition agreement with Capital Maritime on July 24, 2014.The USD 33.5 million purchase price for the M/T Amadeus was funded through a drawdown under Capital’s senior secured credit facility with ING Bank N.V., and available cash, including the proceeds of previously completed equity offerings.The M/T Amadeus is chartered to Capital Maritime for a minimum charter term of 24 months at a gross daily charter rate of USD 17,000, plus a 50/50 profit share on actual earnings settled every six months.Capital expects to acquire from Capital Maritime two newbuild 9,288 TEU, eco-flex, wide beam container ships under construction at Daewoo’s Romanian outpost in Mangalia, with expected deliveries in August and November 2015.The two container ships are scheduled to enter into five-year time charter employment with the French container line CMA-CGM S.A.The purchase of the remaining two dropdown vessels will be funded from the proceeds of previously completed equity offerings, drawdowns under the ING Facility and Capital’s cash balances.In addition, Capital has a right of first refusal over six newbuilding eco medium range product tankers built by Samsung Heavy Industries (Nigbo) Co. Ltd.Capital took delivery of the first dropdown vessel – the 50,000 dwt chemical/product tanker M/T Active in April. The second dropdown vessel, delivered to Capital in June, was the 9,288 TEU container ship M/V Akadimos.
New Delhi: The country’s total steel exports fell 34 per cent in 2018-19 to 6.36 million tonne (MT) compared to the preceding fiscal, Parliament was informed Monday. “In comparison to 2017-18 (9.62 million tonnes), India’s total steel export has declined by 34 per cent in 2018-19 and stood at 6.36 million tonnes,” Union Minister for Steel Dharmendra Pradhan said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.He also informed the house that the government has taken appropriate measures such as anti-dumping and countervailing duties in order to protect the domestic industry from unfair external competition. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep”Government has also notified 53 Steel and Steel Product (Quality Control) Orders which is applicable for both domestic production as well as imports,” he said. The Steel Quality Control Order are implemented in the public interest for protection of human, animal and plant, safety of environment, prevention of unfair trade practices and national security, he added. He also said that trade related issues are a part of ongoing economic relationship discussion between India and the US. Meanwhile, steel consumers, who are feeling the pinch of high price of the metal in the Indian market, have demanded a policy intervention from the Centre to prevent steel producers from exporting steel below the domestic prices. Several industry bodies have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention. “The domestic steel should be supplied to the downstream industry at a price which is at par with international price,” said FINER.
REGINA – Premier Brad Wall says the organization representing Saskatchewan First Nations has requested financial compensation be tied to an apology to victims of the ’60s Scoop.Wall won’t say how much the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is asking for in compensation.“We wanted to make a decision around the apology,” he said Wednesday.“It was offered informally, and now we’ve been working for a very long time to accommodate a more formal apology at the location and the time of the choosing of the Metis Nation and the FSIN.“I respect the fact that they’ve now added an ask for money, a financial commitment from the government, but we haven’t made the decision.”Wall announced two years ago that an apology would be coming for the policy that removed Indigenous children from their homes and placed them with non-Indigenous families — a practice that stripped the children of their language, culture and traditions.He said at the time that the province did not intend to offer cash to the victims.The FSIN could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday.Saskatchewan radio station MBC reported last month that federation Chief Bobby Cameron said he would be seeking the same settlement — or at least half of — a federal promise of up to $800 million for victims.Wall said that’s not something the government’s going to be doing.“You a can have an apology without money,” Wall said. “We still would like to go ahead with it.”Wall has said he hopes the apology can take place before he retires in January.Manitoba became the first province to apologize to Indigenous adoptees in 2015.
Chris Pratt and Chris Evans have visited Seattle Children’s Hospital as part of a bet made during January’s NFL playoffs.Chris Pratt and Chris Evans visit Seattle Children’s HospitalCredit/Copyright: Seattle Children’s HospitalFrom the Seattle Children’s Blog: “Evans, a New England Patriots fan, and Pratt, a Seattle Seahawks fan, both wagered on who they thought would win the Super Bowl. Depending on the outcome, they promised to either visit the children of Christopher’s Haven in Boston (Evans’ charity of choice), or patients and families at Seattle Children’s Hospital. After the Seahawks were defeated in the Super Bowl, Pratt stuck to his word and visited Christopher’s Haven with Evans. Pratt even wore a Tom Brady jersey, much to his chagrin.But in true superhero fashion, there were no losers in this bet. Evans announced on Twitter he would still visit Seattle Children’s.“Since the initial bet began in January, Pratt and Evans have helped raise more than $27,000 for Seattle Children’s and Christopher’s Haven.“‘We are grateful that real-life superheroes Chris Pratt and Chris Evans turned their sports rivalry into an opportunity to support kids in their communities,’ said Lisa Brandenburg, president of Seattle Children’s. ‘We are delighted that patients and families at both Seattle Children’s and Christopher’s Haven will benefit from these generous donations.’”Donors can continue to support Seattle Children’s and Christopher’s Haven through their respective fundraising websites or by texting TEAMPRATT (for Seattle Children’s) to 501501. Donations will be accepted through the end of the week.To read the full blog about the visit, click here.
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7 May 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the top United Nations humanitarian official today urged Myanmar authorities to facilitate the delivery of aid in the wake of the deadly cyclone that wreaked death and destruction in the country several days ago. The Government in Myanmar has confirmed that over 22,000 people have died, and more than 41,000 people are missing, following Cyclone Nargis which struck the South-East Asian nation from 2 to 3 May. Initial estimates suggest that up to 1 million people are currently homeless, and many more require assistance. “The Secretary-General believes that this is a critical moment for the people of Myanmar, and emphasizes the importance of providing as much assistance as possible in the vital first few days following the cyclone’s impact,” according to a statement issued today by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson. He welcomed today’s news that some UN aid officials will be allowed into Myanmar tomorrow, which will assist assessment and prioritization efforts. “Given the magnitude of this disaster, the Secretary-General urges the Government of Myanmar to respond to the outpouring of international support and solidarity by facilitating the arrival of aid workers, and the clearance of relief supplies in every way possible,” the statement added. “This can significantly aid the Government in responding to this tragedy.” Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes echoed Mr. Ban’s call, stressing that “any delays are going to be potentially critical” in the face of such a disaster.Members of a UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team will be flying to Myanmar tomorrow to coordinate relief efforts together with the national authorities. Mr. Holmes, who is also UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, stated that while assistance has started to arrive, the effort is clearly not adequate given the enormity of the situation. “We are faced here with a major catastrophe,” he told journalists at UN Headquarters. The UN has been “intensely” discussing access for aid workers, visas and the easing of custom regulations with the Government since the tragedy struck. “The cooperation is reasonable and I think heading in the right direction,” Mr. Holmes noted. The Under-Secretary-General added that the UN will allocate at least $10 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the aid effort. In addition, over two dozen countries have indicated their willingness to contribute to relief efforts, in the amount of $30 million. The UN is working with the Government to prepare a flash appeal to donors to be launched on Friday.Cyclone Nargis, which made landfall in the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) delta region and then moved across the country’s largest city, Yangon, caused widespread destruction, including destroying homes, tearing down trees and power lines and damaging communications.Myanmar authorities have declared five regions – Yangon, Ayeyarwady, Bago, Mon and Kayin – disaster areas. The combined total population of the disaster areas is around 24 million. Mr. Holmes said the process of aid beginning to arrive has started. Humanitarian agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are distributing food, water purification tables, plastic sheeting and health kits – just some of the most urgent needs. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) today sent four aircraft loaded with critically needed food aid, including 45 metric tons of high energy biscuits, and other relief items.“Time is of the essence and we are already reaching storm victims with food. We are mobilising all possible resources to save lives given the massive disruption in food, water, and shelter caused by this storm,” said WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, speaking from Washington D.C.The WFP-chartered aircraft are expected to arrive at Yangon airport early Thursday morning – the first UN flights to arrive in the city.
In a news release, the agencies said that they are “concerned about the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Rural Damascus where several locations are increasingly difficult to access.”In particular, the UN agencies are trying to reach a civilian population stranded in the area of Muadhamiya in the capital city, where an estimated 5,000 families are believed to be holed up by the ongoing hostilities. The families are subject to “immense suffering” and have not received sufficient assistance for many months, the agencies said. Since March 2013, UN humanitarian agencies have submitted three official requests to the Syrian Government to allow access. The UN-led convoys carrying most needed relief items have been rescheduled seven times since then, awaiting official clearance, the Damascus-based agencies said.“This situation does not reflect the repeated pledges by the authorities to allow humanitarian actors to access all areas in Syria where there is need to deliver humanitarian assistance,” the UN humanitarian community said in a news release.Last week, the UN launched a $4.4 billion humanitarian appeal – the largest aid request in the Organization’s history – to assist the growing number of people suffering the effects of the crisis in Syria.The appeal, revised from $1.5 billion in January, covers relief activities for the Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Response Plan (RRP).Of the $4.4 billion, $1.4 billion will go to SHARP, assisting Syrians inside Syria, and $3 billion to RRP, which provides life-saving aid and protection to refugees in the immediate surrounding region. So far, $1.2 billion have been received.In addition to this, the Governments of Lebanon and Jordan are seeking $450 million and $380 million, respectively, to support the efforts to provide education, health and other services to the refugees who are now in their countries.
In addition, the first report of 2009 highlights the scrappage incentive schemes currently in place across Europe together with an economic overview. SMMT has consistently called for a similar scheme to be implemented in the UK and a co-ordinated and sustainable European approach to boost consumer confidence and kick-start the market. In the current economic situation, with falling vehicle registrations and the challenges posed by a lack of available credit, forward planning is vital. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has revised its ‘European Car and Commercial Vehicle Production Outlook’ report to reflect the rapidly changing European vehicle manufacturing sector. The series of reports is available free of charge to SMMT members, from the dedicated member services area of the SMMT website, and at a cost of £4,000 to non-members. For more information on joining the Society, the leading trade association for the industry, please visit www.smmt.co.uk. Notes:At Ã¢â€š¬20 bn, the automotive sector is Europe’s largest investor in R&D, driving industry forward and helping deliver more sustainable motoring for the 21st century. Technological innovation has helped car and CV manufacturers slash CO2 and air quality emissions from vehicles. New diesel cars for example emit 95% less soot from the tailpipe than those made 15 years ago and average new car CO2 has been cut by 16% since 1997. The energy needed to produce each vehicle is down 12%, water use is down 9% and waste to landfill is down 25%, compared to 2006 performance. CO2 emissions per vehicle produced have fallen 14% in the last year and by 45% since 1999. Almost 10,000 tonnes of waste have been prevented from entering landfill sites. For more details, download SMMT’s ninth annual Sustainability Report from the SMMT website www.smmt.co.uk/category/reports/.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) There will be a series of nine reports throughout the year which will give insight into announcements made by vehicle manufacturers on production plans and new model launches. It also provides market intelligence on future models which have yet to be officially confirmed and insight from discussions with leading industry representatives throughout the European supply chain. Economic data and trends, along with data on the production capacity and investment activity at vehicle assembly plants will also be included.
OSU women’s soccer team huddles during a game against Texas on Sept. 9, 2016. OSU won, 2-1. Credit: James King | Lantern ReporterIn a matchup against No. 7 Brigham Young University, the No. 19 Ohio State women’s soccer team was unable to put one in the net and found themselves on the wrong end of a 3-0 final score.The Buckeyes had opened up the season at 6-1, their best start since 2007. But after the loss, their record fell to 6-2.The game was scoreless until BYU’s senior forward Michele Vasconcelos scored in the seventh minute of the game to stake BYU ahead to an early 1-0 lead.The game remained that way until the second half, when in the 55th-minute, junior forward Nadia Gomes ran ahead on a breakaway down the left side and was able to put the ball just inside the right goal post to bring the score to 2-0. Six minutes later, senior forward Ashley Hatch received the ball, assisted by Gomes and Vasconcelos, and kicked the final goal of the game past redshirt senior goalkeeper Jillian McVicker. It was Hatch’s ninth goal on the season and it tied her for first in goals among NCAA women’s soccer players.The game got interesting in the 49th-minute when the Buckeyes’ leading goal scorer, senior forward Lindsay Agnew, stepped up to kick a penalty shot. But like every other shot on goal, it was saved by junior goalie Hannah Clark.Despite the loss, OSU coach Lori Walker drew some positive conclusions on her team’s performance against a high quality opponent.“I think that the soccer that we put out today from attacking, our attacking transition, our defending, our defending transition, our set pieces, there’s a lot to be proud of,” Walker said. “We played against an outstanding team that I think has the potential to be at the Final Four in BYU and that only benefits us. Our growth is all about us, positioning ourself for November and postseason play and that game has made us a better team.”McVicker agreed with Walker, stating that this game was one of the best games the team has played this year.“They’re a really good team and they’re probably going to go far this season,” McVicker said. “So we’re not going to hang our heads. In our minds, the result didn’t show how hard we worked, and I thought we played about 85 minutes of excellent soccer.”Statistically, the Buckeyes played a much closer game than the 3-0 score would indicate. The Scarlet and Gray outshot the Cougars 13-9, including a 7-5 advantage in shots on goal. The Buckeyes also displayed more discipline during the game, drawing only four fouls compared to BYU’s seven. Each team shot a pair of corner kicks.Looking ahead to the start of Big Ten play, Walker believes that the most important thing for her team to do is rest up in preparation for the games ahead.“We’re going to work on recovering because right now that’s the most important thing is getting our legs back and head into Big Ten play,” Walker said. “And we want to take every bit of energy that we found today and make sure that we pack that on the plane with us when we head out to Wisconsin.”The next game for the Buckeyes will be on Friday in Madison, Wisconsin when they take on the Wisconsin Badgers.
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. Women who go through early menopause are at higher risk of heart disease and stroke, research suggests.A study led by the University of Oxford also found a strong link women’s reproductive health and her risk of cardiovascular problems.Women who began their periods early, or who had pregnancy complications such as stillbirth, or who needed a hysterectomy were also more likely to develop heart issues.The researchers said doctors needed to be more aware of the risk when dealing with women suffering from reproductive problems and increase screening.Dr Sanne Peters, who led the study, said: “Our research suggests policymakers should consider implementing more frequent screening for cardiovascular disease among women with one or more of the risk factors highlighted here, in order to put in place measures that can help delay or prevent the development of heart disease and stroke.”Cardiovascular disease, a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels, remains the leading cause of death and in Britain, killing around 27,000 women every year.For the study, the team drew on data from the UK Biobank, a large population-based study of more than half a million men and women up to the age of 69, who were recruited between 2006 and 2010.Participants filled in questionnaires on their lifestyle, environment, and medical history, which included their reproductive history. They were monitored up to March 2016 or until they suffered a first heart attack.Women who went through the menopause before the age of 47 had a 33 per cent heightened risk of cardiovascular disease, rising to 42 per cent for their risk of stroke, they found. Those who began having periods before the age of 12 were at 10 per cent greater risk of cardiovascular disease than those who had been 13 or older when they started, the study said.Previous miscarriages were associated with a higher risk of heart disease, with each miscarriage increasing the risk by 6 per cent.And having a stillbirth was associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease in general (22 per cent) and of stroke in particular (44 per cent).The study, which is published in the journal Heart, found having a hysterectomy was linked to a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease (12 per cent) and of heart disease (20 per cent).And those who had had their ovaries removed before a hysterectomy were twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease as those who had not had these procedures.Currently the researchers are unable to explain the link. Previous research has suggested that the early onset of periods is linked to obesity, a known risk factor for heart disease in later life.However the findings showed that the risk of developing cardiovascular disease increased for women even if they were a healthy weight. The researchers also ruled out smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure as possible causes.“There is no straightforward link,” added Dr Peters. “We need more research to understand the association between an early first menstrual cycle and a greater risk of heart disease and stroke in later life.”