Kallicharan to be mentor of Puducherry team

first_imgChennai: Legendary West Indies cricketer Alvin Kallicharan will be the mentor of the Puducherry team for the upcoming domestic season while out-of-favour India bowler R Vinay Kumar will be part of the squad as a guest player. Former Karnataka batsman J Arun Kumar will be the head coach while D Rohit will lead the side in all formats, Cricket Association of Pondicherry (CAP) sources said. Kallicharan, a stylish left-hander, featured in 66 Tests and 31 ODIs and was part of the West Indies team that won the inaugural World Cup in 1975. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “Kallicharan will mentor the men’s and women’s teams in all categories in Puducherry. His presence will inspire cricketers here and hope they will benefit by picking his brains,” a CAP official said. “Vinay Kumar is set to join the Puducherry team after the conclusion of the Karnataka Premier League,” added the official. Apart from Vinay, former Tamil Nadu batsman K B Arun Karthik and Himachal Pradesh’s Paras Dogra are also the guest players. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later The team is set to participate in the Vizzy Trophy to kick off preparations for the upcoming domestic season. Vinay, who played one Test, 31 ODIs and nine T20Is for India, led Karnataka to two Ranji Trophy titles (in 2013-’14 and 2014-’15). He had a stellar 15-year career for Karnataka and also led them to victories in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, taking 459 wickets from 130 first-class games. The official said the presence of Arun Karthik and Dogra adds solidity to the squad, which is a blend of experience and youth.last_img read more

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NL announces agreement to develop deepwater Bay du Nord oil project

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador is a major step closer to developing its deepest offshore oil site at Bay du Nord, with the potential of billions in revenues and hundreds of jobs.Premier Dwight Ball announced an agreement on Thursday with Equinor Canada, for a project expected to deliver its first oil by 2025, with an estimated operating cost of $10.9 billion.Ball called it a “new frontier” in the province’s oil and gas industry.“The future of our offshore begins today,” Ball told a St. John’s news conference. “This will spark new opportunities in our offshore.”The province has taken a 10 per cent equity stake in the project, which will cost $6.8 billion to get off the ground.The Flemish Pass project would mark the province’s first oil venture beyond the Jeanne D’Arc Basin.The project would provide $3.5 billion in badly needed revenue to a government that was once flush with oil riches but has been cash-strapped since oil prices dropped in 2014.But the development doesn’t have the green light just yet. Equinor Canada, formerly known as Statoil, filed an environmental assessment last month, and the Norwegian-based company has set a target of 2020 to officially sanction the project.The project would be province’s first foray into deepwater oil production — it’s nearly 10 times deeper than Sea Rose, the province’s current deepest offshore oil site in the White Rose oil and gas field.The remote Bay du Nord parcel in the Flemish Pass about 500 kilometres east of St. John’s lies in more than 1,100 metres of water.It was billed as the largest global find in 2013 with an estimated 300 million barrels of recoverable crude.Because of its equity stake, the province currently owes $89.4 million to Equinor and Husky Energy for costs paid up to December 2017.The province was already under scrutiny for overspending on megaprojects. A public inquiry has been appointed to study how spending on the Muskrat Falls hydro project has doubled to $12.7 billion from the original $6.2 billion estimate.But Ball said he’s confident that eventual revenues on the Bay du Nord project will outweigh the early investments.“We’ve thought about this, we’ve done all the analysis on this, and this would bring significant returns for the people of our province,” said Ball.The government estimated the creation of 500 jobs over the 12-year period when the project is operational.Ball was joined at the announcement by Natural Resources Minister Siobhan Coady and Unni Fjaer, vice-president of Equinor’s offshore Newfoundland projects.Fjaer said Equinor has carried out projects of similar scale and ocean depth in Norway that can be used as reference points for safety protocols and development of the Bay du Nord project.Fjaer declined to name a cut-off oil price that would make Equinor back out of the project before its 2020 deadline.The project’s speedy timeline fits into the province’s 12-year plan to speed and increase offshore oil and gas development, with a goal to double overall production to more than 650,000 barrels a day by 2030.When asked to reconcile the additional greenhouse gas emissions from this project with his previous commitment to reduce them, Ball said the province produces fewer carbon units per barrel of oil than the global average. He said an informed decision on carbon pricing is yet to come.“The world’s still using oil, let’s not forget that,” said Ball. “If you’re gonna use oil, I can tell you, this is the greenest place to get that oil.”Coady expressed hope that further development of the project would attract further investment in other unexplored deepwater basins.“Our government is committed to advancing exploration and development opportunities,” said Coady.“The scale of opportunity offshore is immense.”last_img read more

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Judicial authority recommends dissolution of Brotherhood party

first_imgCAIRO – The authority said the FJP was launched on religious grounds in violation of the constitutional declaration and party lawsThe State Commissioners Authority on Saturday recommended the dissolution of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood.The recommendation came in response to a legal case filed by Ahmed al-Fadali, the head of the Independence Current.The authority said the FJP was launched on religious grounds in violation of the constitutional declaration (issued by interim president Adly Mansour in July) and party laws.It argued that the FJP is the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood and takes orders of the Brotherhood’s Guidance Bureau and the Supreme Guide.The FJP, launched in 2011, was chaired by ousted President Mohamed Morsi before his 2012 presidential election victory.The party went on to sweep elections for both chambers of parliament in Egypt’s first post-revolution polls.Recommendations issued by the State Commissioners Authority are not binding, although in recent years Egyptian courts have consistently adopted them.On September 23, Egypt’s court of urgent matters ordered the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood Society and the banning of the group’s activities.last_img read more

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38-Year-Old Moroccan Man Sets Himself Ablaze in Belgium

Rabat – Saying he was “sick of racism,” a 38-year-old-man set himself on fire in the town of Kortrijk, in Belgium on Tuesday.Ahead of the incident, the man, identified on social media as Chafik Hanchi, posted a video online. In it he declared his intent and said he was “sick of racism.”According to Russian-owned RT Television, on Tuesday, he left the town’s courthouse and returned some time later carrying a gasoline canister.  Stopping in a square just 15 metres from the courthouse entrance, the video shows him pouring gasoline and setting it alight. He then pours more on to his jacket and lights that. Seconds later he is seen rushing toward fire fighters and paramedics who were already on scene. He was taken to hospital with severe burns to 35 percent of his body.Police are investigating possible motives for what they are calling an “act of desperation.”According to Jamal Qnioun, head of People Help People organization and member of the Council for International Coexistence in Kortrijk, Hanchi sent him a video prior to the incident, threatening self-immolation. He also sent him a number of text messages where he talked about being “sick of racism” and that he felt he could no longer go on living.Hanchi had been suffering immense personal street brought about by the recent lost of his father. He was also experiencing financial trouble. He had, at one time, operated a hair salon in the town but was forced to shut down after inspectors discovered an undocumented employee working there. According to Qnioun, Hanchi paid the fine and re-opened a new salon on the same street, only to face another inspection just days later.Another video, posted on a separate Facebook account, shows Hanchi complaining about trouble he was having with the national security office.Again, he said he was “tired of racism.” Qnioun expressed concern on social media after the event over what he calls the “harsh conditions” faced by immigrants in Kortrijk. read more

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Top UN refugee official wraps up mission to Georgia Russia

Visiting South Ossetia today, Mr. Guterres – the first senior international official to travel to the area since the start of fighting – will assess the humanitarian situation and see first-hand the conditions for the uprooted to return to their homes.Yesterday, he was in North Ossetia, where he met with Sergey Shoigu, minister for civil defence, emergencies and disaster response, as well as Konstantin Romodanovsky, who heads Russia’s Federal Migration Service (FMS).In the region’s capital Vladikavkaz, the High Commissioner visited refugees and displaced South Ossetians, who expressed their desire to return to their homes.Russian authorities believe over 30,000 people from South Ossetia have fled across the border into North Ossetia, part of Russia.UNHCR estimates that close to 160,000 people have been uprooted since clashes began between Georgian and South Ossetian forces, with Russian forces becoming involved in South Ossetia and in the region of Abkhazia in north-western Georgia.According to Georgian authorities, the official death toll in the Caucasus country is 213, with over 400, mostly soldiers, being treated in hospitals.Yesterday, Mr. Guterres met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, with their talks focusing on UNHCR-Russian cooperation in supplying aid and humanitarian access, both in areas of Georgia where military actions are still taking place and in South Ossetia.“We also examined humanitarian assistance and protection in North Ossetia, which has received thousands of people who fled South Ossetia,” the High Commissioner said, adding that they explored the process and prospects for the voluntary return of the displaced.“We also agreed on the principle of the non-discriminatory nature of the right of return for all civilians forced to flee.”UNHCR’s large-scale aid distribution is under way, with over 7,000 blankets and 3,200 jerry cans being handed out yesterday in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, in addition to the nearly 10,000 kitchen sets and other supplies already delivered earlier.The agency approximates that up to 25,000 people are in need of assistance in western and central parts of the country.Yesterday, the first UNHCR convoy to Gori, just south of South Ossetia, left Tbilisi carrying blankets, tents and jerry cans. Most of the 40,000-strong population has fled the city, with those staying behind being mainly the elderly.According to the UN World Health Organization (WHO), which is coordinating the health and nutrition response in Georgia, no outbreaks of communicable diseases have been reported in conflict areas as of 20 August.Treating the injured has been impeded due to the destruction of two hospitals in South Ossetia and Tkviavi.An assessment of Gori – carried out by WHO, UNHCR, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and partner agencies – found that no major health or nutritional problems had been reported, the city’s water supply was safe but that living conditions were very poor.For its part, the World Bank is dispatching an economic assessment team to Georgia at the invitation of the Georgian Government.The agency said it will work with authorities to assess the economic effects of the fighting and provide recommendations on how to generate growth and prevent poverty.“Georgia has strong economic fundamentals, the result of a committed reform programme and prudent fiscal management by the Government,” Theodore Ahlers, the World Bank’s acting Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, said in a statement. “These factors will help the economy to weather the impact of the conflict.”But he warned that economic growth could be dampened by investors’ cautious attitudes. 22 August 2008United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres is today concluding a four-day visit to Georgia and Russia, visiting people forced to flee their homes by the conflict that began when heavy fighting erupted on 7 August. read more

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Air CanadaTransat deal clears latest hurdle after winning Quebec court approval

Companies in this story: (TSX:AC, TSX:TRZ) MONTREAL — Air Canada says its deal to acquire travel company Transat A.T. Inc. has cleared another hurdle.The airline says the Superior Court of Quebec has granted a final order approving the takeover following approval by shareholders last week.The deal is still subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.The takeover will narrow the field of airline competition, securing for Air Canada about 60 per cent of the Canadian transatlantic market and helping the company maintain a firm hold on Montreal air travel.It is expected to face intense scrutiny from the Competition Bureau and other regulatory authorities, including in Europe.Earlier this week, federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau approved an extended public interest assessment by Transport Canada and the Commissioner of Competition. The Canadian Press read more

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Myanmar UN agency set to assess countrys actions on forced labour

In a statement issued in Geneva, the ILO said the team would spend the first few days in meetings in the capital, Yangon, before travelling to various places around the country to investigate the situation. “This is the first time that the ILO has had an opportunity to travel around the country to make its own direct assessment of the forced labour situation,” the statement said, adding that the team’s mandate was to assess the impact on that situation of legislative, executive and administrative measures announced by the Government in response to previous ILO action. The team’s establishment, which was agreed in May and considered by the International Labour Conference at its June 2001 session, is a new and significant development which follows a series of steps taken by the ILO to secure compliance by Myanmar with its obligations under the agency’s Convention No. 29, of 1930, on forced labour. Under the terms of the understanding reached with the Myanmar authorities in May, the team will have full discretion to establish a programme of such contacts and visits as it considers appropriate across the country. The Myanmar authorities have made a solemn commitment through the team to the international community that no action of any kind will be taken against persons or their families, or organizations that may contribute information to the team or assist it in its work, nor will the authorities seek to identify such persons, the ILO said. The team has itself also put in place certain precautionary measures as regards persons whom it may wish to contact. The team’s report will be considered by the ILO Governing Body when it meets in Geneva in November. read more

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Publisher promises to correct feminist writers errors after they were exposed on

In an awkward moment on the Free Thinking programme, Mr Sweet, himself an author, explained how ‘death recorded’ meant Silver was actually spared the gallows.“I don’t think you’re right about this,” the presenter said. “I looked it up. ‘Death recorded’ is what’s in most of these cases that you’ve identified as executions. It doesn’t mean that he was executed.” Naomi Wolf’s UK publisher has promised to make corrections to the feminist author’s latest book after a British writer successfully challenged its accuracy about gay men executed in Victorian England.The American author claimed two males were sentenced to death at the Old Bailey in the mid 1850’s for sodomy, despite the last recorded hanging for gay sex in the UK being 1835.But in a humiliating interview on Radio 3, Matthew Sweet told her she had failed to establish what the legal term “death recorded” on court documents really means.Discussing her book, Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalization of Love, Wolf wrongly claimed her research proved hangings for sodomy took place after 1835 when James Pratt and John Smith were executed for gay sex.Her book claims Old Bailey records show Thomas Silver, “aged 14”, was “actually executed for committing sodomy” in 1859.She wrote: “The boy was indicted for an unnatural offence. GUILTY – Death recorded.” Matthew Sweet was presenting Free Thinking on Radio 3 In a statement, her UK publisher said: “Virago stand by their author Naomi Wolf and the thesis of her book Outrages which is based on her Oxford PhD. With Naomi Wolf and her American publisher Houghton Mifflin we will make any necessary corrections.”Wolf’s US publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt said that while it employs “professional editors, copy editors, and proofreaders for each book project, we rely ultimately on authors for the integrity of their research and fact-checking.“Despite this unfortunate error we believe the overall thesis of the book ‘Outrages’ still holds. We are discussing corrections with the author.”It is not the first time claims by Wolf, a former adviser to Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign, have been ridiculed. In 2014, she sparked controversy after suggesting the Isis beheading videos “had been staged by the US government”. She added that it was possible the “victims and their parents were actors”. She later claimed she was not making “any assertions or drawing any conclusions”, merely stating that at that time “no one can” verify the videos’ authenticity.She also claimed that sending American troops to Africa to stop the spread of Ebola was really an attempt to justify a military takeover of the region. Wolf had explained how she “read every single sodomy prosecution at the Old Bailey for the entire [19th] Century” adding that “parliamentarians …  created a fake moral panic around gay male sex to distract attention from very effective … feminist scrutiny of heterosexual men’s misdeeds”.The author later issued a statement admitting she had wrongly claimed Silver, John Spenser, 60, had been sentenced to death.She then told Hay Festival of the “healthy debate” about the book, adding: “Hang on to your copies because it will be a collectors’ item because it will not be in the next printing.” Explaining how he found the definition on the Old Bailey ‘portal’ where Wolf did her research, he added: “It was a category that was created in 1823 that allowed judges to abstain from pronouncing a sentence of death on any capital convict whom they considered to be a fit subject for pardon.“I don’t think any of the executions you’ve identified here actually happened.”He produced a newspaper cutting which said Silver, “aged 17”, was charged with indecently assaulting a “little boy, aged six years”. It said the judge and jury decided the teenager should receive “mercy on account of his youth”, adding that the “evidence was totally unfit for publication”. Instead of being hanged, Silver served a prison term in Newgate. 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.  Lady Justice, holding scales and a sword, on top of the Old Bailey, also known as the Central Criminal Court   Lady Justice, holding scales and a sword, on top of the Old Bailey, also known as the Central Criminal Court Credit:Clara Molden/PA Matthew Sweet was presenting Free Thinking on Radio 3Credit:Chris Christodoulou read more

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Csurgoi KK sign Mijatovic and Ostroushko

Hungarian Csurgoi KK want to make more competitive team for the domestic level next season. New signings of the third force of Hungarian handball are Ukrainian left back Vladislav Ostroushko and Montenegrian goalkeeper Rade Mijatovic. Ostroushko had a good season with Ukrainian best side Motor Zaporozhye with whom he played at VELUX EHF Champions League TOP 16. Mijatovic has played even bigger role in Europe with Macedonian RK Metalurg Skopje. He came at the beginning of the season to Skopje from Belarus TOP team in that period – HC Dinamo Minsk.Mijatovic is also No.1 of the Montenegrian National team. He competed at Men’s EHF EURO 2014. Csurgoi KKRade MijatovićVladislav Ostroushko ← Previous Story Danish Play-Off semis: Aalborg VS Skjern, KIF KK against Holstebro Next Story → Cristian Ugalde in Veszprem until 2018! read more

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First Irish man to get revolutionary cancer treatment sees tumours reduce

first_img Share395 Tweet Email5 29 Comments File photo Image: Shutterstock/Chaikom Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Chaikom 30,671 Views http://jrnl.ie/3101998 By Sean Murraycenter_img First Irish man to get ‘revolutionary’ cancer treatment sees tumours reduce Finian Kenny was given 18 months to live before being treated with CAR T-Cell therapy File photo Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article AN IRISHMAN WHO was told he had only 18 months to live after a cancer diagnosis has detailed how an experimental new cancer therapy has prolonged his life.Finian Kenny was diagnosed with double hit lymphoma, a cancer of the blood, in January 2015 but now, almost two years on, his tumours are reducing and his response to treatment is encouraging.He told RTÉ’s Ray D’Arcy Show: “I was told I was going to die twice. They [doctors] didn’t expect me to be here now.”Kenny, who lives in Australia, was enrolled on a clinical trial for a treatment known as CAR T-cell therapy, after methods to treat his cancer with chemotherapy and others failed.“Originally they thought it was one of the non-aggressive forms of lymphoma,” he said.“What happened was that during the second cycle, they discovered a more aggressive form of the disease… We tried about five different treatments and none worked.You have to fail everything to get onto the trial.While surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy have been the standard in cancer treatment, a newly emerging form of treatment works differently.Instead of removing the tumour or blasting it with radiation, immunotherapy equips your body’s own cells with the ability to fight tumours and make them shrink.Advances in the field have been labelled “spectacular” by doctors, and numerous forms of cancer immunotherapy are currently under investigation.Scientists have been looking at CAR T-cells, in particular, because it is believed that they can identify and destroy cancer cells in the body better than most.According to the National Cancer Institute in the US, this form of therapy has the potential to treat forms of lymphoma that had been, up to this point, “virtually untreatable”.In one trial for patients with another form of blood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, the researchers observed remission rates not seen for many years, calling the results “a revolution”.“It’s very similar to stem cell collection,” Kenny said. “They collect your lymphocytes, send them away, and they get reprogrammed and brought back.”In Kenny’s case, he has responded very well to the treatment so far. “I’m not cancer free, but I’ve had a positive response.”“It’s huge – it’s probably been the most positive experience of my life,” he added.With such forms of cancer therapy not available to patients widely, yet, Kenny is one of the lucky ones who was able to enrol on a clinical trial to access the treatment.While CAR T-cell therapy offers much promise, its potential  side effects for some patients remain a serious concern.For Kenny, however, after one round of treatment he is now able to look ahead.“My attitude to life has changed,” he said. “I have to go for follow-up check ups now for the next 15 years. If I had 15 years ahead of me, I’ll take that.”Read: ‘Spectacular’ breakthrough as doctors trial drugs that could ‘replace chemo in five years’Read: New cocktail of drugs could significantly improve outcomes for cancer patients Nov 25th 2016, 1:08 PM Friday 25 Nov 2016, 1:08 PMlast_img read more

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Anniversary marks Battle of Marathon

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The municipality of Marathon in Attica celebrated a program of events to celebrate the 2,500th anniversary of the historic Battle of Marathon on September 12. Among those attending will be Greece’s female marathon runner Maria Polyzou, who recently became the first woman to repeat the legendary 520km run from Athens to Sparta and back again in six days.On this crucial battlefield, the ancient Athenians managed to thwart invasion by a numerically superior Persian force, inaugurating an era in which Greece flourished and laid the foundations of western culture. With money donated by the Leventis Foundation, the municipality marked out historic routes for cyclists and pedestrians that will link monuments such as the Marathon Tomb, the Trophy, the ancient quarries and others. On September 12 itself the events reached a peak and, featuring a walk to the Tomb followed by the reading of descriptions of the battle from Herodotus by well known Greek actors, accompanied by ancient Greek instruments such as the lute, pan-pipes, horn and others. Among those attending will be Greece’s female marathon runner Maria Polyzou, who recently became the first woman to repeat the legendary 520km run from Athens to Sparta and back again in six days. The distance was originally run by the ancient messenger Pheidippides when he was sent to ask for Sparta’s aid in the battle.last_img read more

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Weird Dreams Are Just Your Brains Way of Processing

first_imgStay on target Google Fit Now Tracks Sleep, Adds Dark ModeStudy: Nighttime Smartphone Gazing Probably Won’t Disturb Internal Clock I am a 32-year-old professional, and I still have nightmares that I’ve arrived completely naked for my first day of school.Is my brain trying to tell me something? Or is it just solving an unconscious problem while I sleep?I may never know.Dreaming, according to scientists who study the phenomenon, is not as strange as one might think. In fact, it’s a fairly straightforward concept.Every day, the brain observes new data, determining what’s important, what’s not, and what’s connected to something you already know. It then stores useful information and dumps the rest (think of it like Willy Wonka’s golden egg-sorting machine).But, just as you can’t think about something and listen to someone at the same time, neither can your brain complete all of these processes at once. Our minds need offline time to deal with all that info. And that time is during REM sleep.Dreaming, as described by Robert Stickgold, associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Sleep and Cognition, is the brain’s time to complete processes it didn’t finish during its waking hours.“It might be that you need to bring … sleep-dependent memory processing into consciousness to be able to solve … problems that require the development of a plan or a narrative or a plot,” Stickgold told NBC News BETTER.There is plenty of evidence to support the idea that sleep makes learning and memory storing possible. And various studies show that waking experiences often make cameos in nighttime visions.Additional analysis even suggests that dreaming helps us problem solve.In a 2010 experiment, Stickgold and Erin Wamsley, an assistant professor at Furman University in South Carolina, tasked 99 people with navigating a complex maze. When re-tested five hours later, those participants who took a nap performed better than the ones kept awake.(Office naptime advocates: 1, opponents: 0.)Whether or not you remember your midnight musings, it’s likely everyone experiences them. After all, dreaming is in our DNA.Last month, researchers at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research and the University of Tokyo identified a pair of essential genes—Chrm 1 and Chrm 3—that regulate rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.Good news, nappers: Sleeping twice a day is better, healthier, and more natural (according to science). Unless you’re kept awake by a snoring partner. Stay well rested by reading up on all things slumber here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Viewer numbers for 1219 WWE Smackdown replay on Syfy

first_imgFacebook Twitter Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Velvet Sky The 12/19 WWE Smackdown on Syfy replay drew 2.00 million viewers. This number is down from last week’s show that drew 2.53 million viewers in the same time slot.The live 12/16 edition of Smackdown on the USA Network drew 2.03 million viewers. So the total audience for both shows came in at 4.03 million viewers.The final television rating for the replay will be out shortly.Source: TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Impact Tag Team Champions to debut at EVOLVE Wrestling December events Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next WWE told hold first-ever Latin American talent tryout in Santiago, Chile this December Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next CMLL World Lightweight Champion Dragón Lee to debut at MLW December events last_img read more

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WWE NXT Results – 12115 Itami vs Breeze

first_img WWE has confirmed the releases of Hideo Itami and Tye Dillinger on Friday Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Now Playing Up Next Pinterest WWE NXTJanuary 21, 2015Full Sail UniversityCommentators: Rich Brennan, Jason Albert, Corey GravesRecap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.comWe see video highlighting last week’s rematch between NXT Champion Sami Zayn & Adrian Neville that saw Kevin Owens attack Zayn after the match.We go backstage as NXT GM William Regal announces the next NXT live special, NXT Takeover, on February 11th and a NXT Title #1 Contenders Tournament that will begin tonight.We are supposed to have Sami Zayn vs. Tye Dillinger, but Zayn runs out, lays out Dillinger and yells for Kevin Owens to come out so he can fight him. NXT GM William Regal comes out instead. Zayn demands a match with Owens at Takeover, but Regal relents because Owens hasn’t done anything to deserve a NXT Title match. Zayn says he will face Owens in a Non-Title match and Regal finally agrees to it.NXT Title #1 Contenders Tournament First Round Match: Finn Balor def. Curtis Axel to advance to the Semi-Finals with the Coo de Gra (Top Rope Double Stomp).We see video from last week when Sasha Banks pinned Charlotte in a Tag Team Match, earning another NXT Women’s Title match tonight.Backstage, Sasha Banks says she beat Charlotte last week and will do it again this week to finally become the NXT Women’s Champion.Backstage, Bull Dempsey says Baron Corbin got lucky last week, but he won’t be lucky in their rematch next week in the #1 Contenders Tournament and people will chant “Bull, Bull, Bull.”NXT Women’s Title: Charlotte (c) def. Sasha Banks w/Becky Lynch by DQ to retain the title when Lynch interfered.Afterwards, the returning Bayley made the save for Charlotte, then grabbed the NXT Women’s Title and stared at it. Charlotte snatched her belt from Bayley, but then Bayley hit Charlotte with the Belly-to-Bayley. NXT GM William Regal came out and made a 4-Way Match for the NXT Women’s Title between Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Becky Lynch for Takeover.Backstage, Kevin Owens says that he will say what he has to say to Sami Zayn next week at their contract signing.Buddy Murphy & Wesley Blake def. The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) when Blake pinned English after a kick from the outside by Murphy.Backstage, Tyler Breeze says he will win the #1 Contenders Tournament, become the NXT Champion and be able to finally implement his plan of separating the world between super good-looking people and “uggo” people.Backstage, Buddy Murphy & Wesley Blake say that 2015 will be their year and they challenge the Lucha Dragons next week for the NXT Tag Team Titles.Main Event in a NXT Title #1 Contenders Tournament First Round Match: Hideo Itami def. Tyler Breeze to advance to the Semi-Finals with a Flying Kick.During Breeze’s entrance, we again see a figure staring at Breeze from the side of the entranceway, presumably Marcus Louis.Itami celebrates his win to close the show.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Asuka, Becky Lynch, And Charlotte In Triple Threat Title Match Videos Articles Facebook WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brandscenter_img Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Charlotte Flair Bruce Prichard was already working in consultant role with WWE back in January Google+ Ronda Rousey Videos Articles Video: #205Life series profiles Hideo Itami and his final two weeks with WWE Twitter Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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Samsung posts over 5 operating profit in Q2 2018

first_imgThe logo of Samsung is seen on a building during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, SpainREUTERS/Yves HermanSamsung Electronics Co on Friday said its second-quarter operating profit advanced 5.19 per cent from a year earlier, but it failed to post record-breaking earnings apparently due to weaker-than-expected smartphone sales.Operating profit for the three-month period came to 14.8 trillion won ($13 billion), compared to the 14.07 trillion won reported a year earlier, the company said in its earnings guidance report.Sales came to 58 trillion won, down 4.92 per cent on-year.The second-quarter operating profit was below the market’s estimate of 15.2 trillion won, according to the data compiled by Yonhap Infomax, the financial arm of Yonhap news agency, on 21 brokerage houses.Despite the on-year increase, the latest operating-profit estimate fell shy of the record high figure of 15.6 trillion won tallied for the January-March period of this year. Samsung did not offer performance and net profit estimate reports for each business division. The company will deliver its finalised earnings report later this month.It marked the first time in seven quarters for the company to post an on-quarter decrease in terms of operating profits. A hostess shows up Samsung’s new S9 device after a presentation ceremony at the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaREUTERS/Sergio PerezAnalysts said the on-year improvement was mostly attributable to the chip segment, while the weak sales of the Galaxy S9 probably weighed down further growth. The Galaxy S9 apparently failed to draw in consumers as it did not show significant improvements over its predecessor, they said.The display segment is also expected to post weak earnings on the falling price of LCD panels. Even in the first quarter, Samsung’s display division posted 410 billion won in operating profits, down from around 1 trillion won posted a year earlier.Hanwha Investment and Securities Co said Samsung is expected to post record-breaking earnings on robust chip sales, with the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 also lending support to the recovery. “The shipment of chips will continue to increase on seasonal demands,” said Lee Soon-hak, a researcher at Hanwha.”As for the IT and Mobile division, the next Galaxy Note 9 may be able to recoup sluggish sales of the Galaxy S9 to some extent.” The South Korean tech giant said it will host an “Unpacked” gathering on August 9 in at New York’s Barclays Centre, to showcase the new Note model.Considering such factors, Hanwha said it expects the operating profit to reach 16.8 trillion won for the July-September period. Lee Jae-yong, Samsung Group heir arrives at Seoul Central District Court to hear the bribery scandal verdictREUTERS/Chung Sung-Jun/PoolIndustry watchers said the guidance report will compel Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, who is effectively running the Samsung Group, which includes the key electronics affiliate, to look for future growth engines.While staying relatively low-key, Lee has been displaying a particular interest in artificial intelligence (AI) technology and automotive industries.last_img read more

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GM working on WiFi Direct application to prevent vehiclepedestrian accidents

first_imgGeneral Motors researchers are developing a promising driver assistance feature potentially capable of detecting pedestrians and bicyclists on congested streets or in poor visibility conditions before the driver notices them. New Wi-Fi technology to let gadgets talk directly Explore further The big advantage of Wi-Fi Direct is the time it takes for two devices to connect; just one second. Conventional systems take seven or eight. Since the technology works for up to 600 feet, drivers would get ample warning of the presence of a pedestrian, allowing for evasive action.GM is clearly betting that Wi-Fi Direct will become mainstream over the next few years and wants to take advantage of the facilities it offers. They envision creating specific apps for those most at risk of being run over while going about their jobs, such as bike messengers or construction workers, but also want to take advantage of the signals that are emitted from cell phones regardless of whether its owner is running any specific app. In this scenario, technology in the car would simply recognize that a cell phone was operating in the nearby vicinity. A major hurdle for the company will be recognizing the difference between cell phones being carried by pedestrians versus those that are inside of other vehicles.GM also says it is looking to integrate the new technology with others such as those that rely on radar or infrared vision sensors to create cars of the future that are as safe as humans are able to make them.With the announcement, GM is offering a peek into the future; one where Wi-Fi Direct becomes omnipresent. Where cars, people, buildings, bicycles and all manner of devices constantly emit signals to the world at large, advertising their presence, or more intelligently, what they have to offer. In such a world, everyone would be kept apprised of the existence of everyone and everything else around them, with personalized filters, of course and everyone would hopefully, be the better for it. Citation: GM working on Wi-Fi Direct application to prevent vehicle/pedestrian accidents (2012, July 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-07-gm-wi-fi-application-vehiclepedestrian-accidents.html (Phys.org) — General Motors has announced that it is working on a way to use Wi-Fi Direct to alert drivers to the presence of pedestrians so as to avoid running over them. Wi-Fi Direct is a new technology that is beginning to be implemented into many new smart phones that allows the phones to communicate with one another directly, i.e. without the need for a hot spot, cell tower etc. GM had previously announced it was looking into using the technology to allow cars to communicate with one another so that the system could alert driver’s to slow-downs, accidents or road hazards. © 2012 Phys.org More information: Press release This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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TMC delegation submits memorandum to Prez

first_imgNew Delhi: The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) has suffered maximum political violence at the hands of opposition parties in West Bengal. A seven-member delegation of the party MPs submitted a four-page memorandum to the President, Ram Nath Kovind, on Thursday afternoon here at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The families of five dead TMC workers from across the state were paraded in front of President Kovind, where the family members demanded justice. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsOn April 11, Saifar Rahaman was stabbed at Beliaghata Bridge Party Office in Bashirhat of North 24 Parganas district. Another party worker was murdered on April 22, in the same area.A TMC member of Kethi of Coochbehar district Bablu Sarkar succumbed to injuries after he was attacked on April 20.On April 23, Dilbar Khan was allegedly shot dead by BJP supporter Shyamsundar Gorain while he was on the way to file his nomination for the impending Panchayat elections. He was accompanied by his wife while going towards Sur-I BDO office in Birbhum district. Another TMC worker Ajit Debnath was shot at in Gopalnagar of North 24 Parganas. His wife Padma also got injured in the incident. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe TMC delegation members urged the President to take suitable action in the interest of peace and democracy. Making a scathing attack on the opposition parties, they also mentioned that, “Some issues have been brought to your kind notice very recently by the members of the ruling political party at the Centre. These issues are distorted and misleading in nature.”The memorandum further mentioned, “Panchayat election is a local election, where more than 58,000 booths throughout West Bengal will witness polls on May 14, 2018. At the time of filing of nomination papers, the BJP started spreading rumours and misleading the people, stating that the opposition parties are not allowed to file nominations. This rumour was spread through one particular ‘sponsored’ media group.” TMC has also claimed that the opposition parties had filed 96,000 nominations.”Both the delegation members and family members of killed TMC workers sought the President’s intervention on Thursday. We also briefed him on the number of nominations filed by the opposition parties and on baseless reports regarding disruption during filing of nominations by the ruling TMC,” the Lok Sabha leader of TMC, Sudip Bandyopadhyay, told media persons.After President Kovind, TMC MPs also submitted a memorandum to the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here at his office.Apart from Bandyopadhyay, Rajya Sabha member Derek O’Brien, Lok Sabha MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Rajya Sabha MP Nadimul Haque, Lok Sabha MP Sunil Kumar Mandal and another LS member Pratima Mondal were part of the delegation.last_img read more

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New York City offers day of advocacy for its LGBTQ students

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘For so many young people, including myself, New York City was the first place they could unapologetically be themselves and feel truly at home,’ McCray said. ‘As we make NYC an affirming place for our most vulnerable youth, we make it an affirming place for all youth. Together, we’ll make sure all New Yorkers know that New York City is a city for everyone.’Drag queen story hour, dance party, and moreThe Department of Education sponsored the event, while the city school district’s first LGBTQ community liaison, Jared Fox, organized it.Students poured into numerous classrooms. Organizer renamed the rooms after various icons for the day, like Billie Jean King.They discussed topics like body image, consent, grassroots organizing, and more. LGBTQ police officers in the city even stopped by to host a workshop with the students.McCray also stopped by to encourage and inspire the students in attendance.The day ended with a drag queen story hour and a dance party.H/t: Huffington PostShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… This gay guy’s the Senior Vice President of NYC & Company and has great tips for an epic NYC PrideLouisville flying high during colorful Pride WeekLGBTQ – eTurboNews (eTN)Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/new-york-city-advocacy-lgbtq-students/ The summit is part of new campaign, the NYC Unity Project.NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray first announed the project in September. It’s described as the city’s ‘first-ever, multi-agency strategy to deliver unique services to LGBTQ youth’.It takes 16 agencies across the city to provide for LGBTQ youth and students.center_img On Monday (29 January), New York City held its first Gender and Sexuality Alliance summit for LGBTQ students.Hundreds of students and faculty across the city gathered at Stuyvesant High School, a college prepatory school in Battery Park. They came to discuss a variety of LGBTQ issues, with the spotlight on them and their futures. GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more

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Katarina Line announces free fams and discounts for companions

first_img Share Friday, June 1, 2018 Posted by TORONTO – A new fam offer for agents and their companions by Katarina Line will be hard to beat.Croatia’s award-winning DMC and small ship cruise company is offering free fams to agents, plus deep discounts for their companions on three of its Deluxe cruises in Croatia. As part of the promotion, agents stay free and their companions receive 30% off the double occupancy rate. After the discount, the companion rates start at $1,151.Agents can also earn an extra 10% commission in addition to their regular Katarina Line commission for every client they book on these cruises.“The Dalmatian Coast offers dramatic views and some of the best watersports in the world,” said Daniel Hauptfeld, marketing director for Katarina Line. “We’re always eager to host travel agents, who account for more than 98% of all our bookings. We want them to see for themselves the beauty and charm of Croatia, so that they can sell Croatia with confidence.”More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyThe fams are available on regularly scheduled departures, allowing agents to experience the cruises just as Katarina Line guests do. Eligible tours include the July 14-21 ‘Adriatic Explorer’, the Aug. 4-11 ‘Northern Gem’, and the Aug. 11-18 ‘Dalmatia Paradise’.Prices include buffet breakfast and three-course lunches daily, a Captain’s dinner, numerous excursions and admission fees as per itinerary, daily cabin service and more.Here are more highlights of each of the fams:Adriatic Explore: Sailing onboard the MV Admiral Deluxe cruiser, this fam departs from the resort town of Opatija and ends at the walled city of Dubrovnik. In between, agents will visit the island of Rab, the coastal town of Sibenik and the island of Korcula, among others. Excursions include a guided tour of Krka National Park, renowned for its seven waterfalls.Northern Gems: This roundtrip cruise from Split sails on the MV My Way cruiser and visits the old town of Trogir, the village of Rogoznica, Krka Waterfalls and Kornati National Park. Agents will also stop in Zadar, known for its Roman and Venetian ruins.Dalmatia Paradise: Also on the MV My Way, this roundtrip cruise sails from Split and visits Korcula, Dubrovnik, the island of Hvar and the town of Bol on the island of Brac, among other ports.More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerFor more information go to www.katarina-line.com. << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Tags: Croatia, FAMs, Katarina Line Katarina Line announces free fams and discounts for companions Travelweek Group last_img read more

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Language learning high at Cyprus schools

first_imgEvery primary school pupil and 98 per cent of gymnasium pupils in Cyprus are taught a foreign language, according to the findings of a Eurostat survey announced on Tuesday.The survey, which covered the year 2015, found that 84 per cent of primary school pupils across the European Union were taught at least one foreign language, with around 5 per cent taught two or more.In Cyprus 100 per cent of primary school pupils were taught a foreign language (91.2 per cent just one and 8.8 per cent two or more), which is English for 99.8 per cent of them and French for 2.3 per cent.English was by far the most popular language also in the EU, studied by 83.5 per cent of the primary school population. French came second at 4.8 per cent, trailed by German at 3.9 per cent, Spanish at 0.6 per cent, Russian at 0.3 per cent and Italian at 0.2 per cent.Along with Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta and Austria also boasted a perfect score on primary school pupils taught at least one foreign language, while Croatia, Spain and France trailed closely, with 99.9, 99.4 and 99.2 per cent respectively.Meanwhile, learning a language is very common also at the lower secondary level, Eurostat found, with more than 98.6 per cent of all pupils at this education level studying at least one foreign language in 2015. Of these, 58.8 per cent were taught two foreign languages or more.According to Eurostat, out of the 27,100 lower secondary level pupils in Cyprus in 2015, 98.0 per cent studied at least one foreign language.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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