Hiring to gather pace in India in July-Sept quarter: Manpower survey

first_imgIndian employers have the most bullish employment outlook across the world with 46 per cent of them planning to increase their headcount in the next three months, according to Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.The 46 per cent figure is derived on a seasonally adjusted basis for the three-month period starting July, the most optimistic hiring environment across the world. However, the figure has come down from 51 per cent for the April-June quarter.Commenting on the survey results, Manpower India managing director (MD) Sanjay Pandit said, “Inflation and the growing labour market may be exerting some pressure on organisations throughout India. Even then the hiring sentiments remain positive in almost all the sectors for the third quarter of 2011.”The strongest forecasts are reported in the manufacturing and the finance sector followed by insurance and real estate sector, with net employment outlooks of over 56 per cent and 55 per cent, respectively. Dynamic hiring activity is also expected in the public administration and education sector and in the wholesale and retail trade sector with outlooks of over 52 per cent. Much of the general sense of optimism is attributed to the manufacturing sector, which is expected to generate the maximum number of jobs.Hiring intentions for the next three months are strongest in India, Brazil, Taiwan, Turkey and Singapore. Spain, Greece, Italy and Ireland showed the weakest outlook with negative forecasts. Job prospects improved in 20 of 39 countries and territories where Manpower conducts its survey compared with the previous quarter. Hiring intentions were flat in four other economies, including the United States, and worsened in 15 nations.Read which the are the best companies to work for When compared with the third quarter of last year, the job outlook improved in 24 economies and worsened in nine countries, including China, where employment growth appears to be reaching a plateau, according to Manpower.”Globally, India has the most optimistic outlook, but it is lower than last quarter. Employment outlook is still bullish, employers are still hiring, but they are not as optimistic in their hiring trends as they were in the last quarter,” Manpower India head (sales & marketing) Namr Kishore said.The survey that covered 4,555 employers across India indicated that employers in all seven industry sectors and all four regions of India reported positive hiring plans for the next three months.Read how social media is helping Indian employers in finding the right candidatesSector-wise, job seekers in the wholesale & retail trade has a net employment outlook of 51 per cent followed by the service sector (48 per cent) in the next three months, while the country’s weakest yet positive hiring plans are reported by employers in the public administration & education sector (34 per cent).”The impact of inflationary pressures and the measures taken by the government thereof are quite visible as there is a slowdown in manufacturing, construction and real estate, which require cash flows and investments,” Kishore added.Zone-wise, the eastern region reported the country’s strongest hiring expectations at 49 per cent, followed by the north (48 per cent), west (45 per cent) and south (43 per cent), the report said.Globally, third quarter hiring expectations are positive in 35 of 39 countries and territories where the survey was conducted, with employers in the Asia Pacific region reporting the most positive employment outlook.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.advertisementlast_img read more

ICC World Twenty20: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo celebrate win over India like ‘Champions’

first_imgWhen it comes to the celebrations, West Indians find their own unique ways to do it! With their seven-wicket win over India in the ICC World Twenty20 semi-final, West Indies proved once again that they are not a one-man team but are filled with a plethora of champions.While in 2012, the West Indians danced to the tunes of ‘Gangnam style’, this time the Darren Sammy-led side is seen shaking a leg to the ‘Champion Dance’ — a song composed and sung by all-rounder Dwayne Bravo.Chris Gayle, who celebrated his century against England with ‘Champion Dance’ earlier in the tournament, posted a couple of videos where he is seen dancing alongside Bravo and others.Chasing a stiff target of 193, West Indies rode on Lendl Simmons’ 82 not out to break Indian hearts at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai last night.last_img read more

David Warner’s relaxed leadership huge boost for Sunrisers Hyderabad: Moises Henriques

first_imgAustralia cricketer Moises Henriques will not waste any time dreaming of a possible return to the national side as he continues to flirt with the fringes of the team and instead just concentrate on trying to improve his game. (IPL Full Coverage|Points Table)The Australia all-rounder is ticking all the right boxes to earn the place in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League. ‘ENJOYED MY TIME UNDER HIM’Henriques’ Hyderabad team are top of the table in the IPL and he felt that Australia vice-captain David Warner’s relaxed leadership was a factor in their success.”Outside cricket we go back for almost 20 years now and since 10 or 11 years of age we have been playing cricket together,” Henriques said about Warner, who has also been in prime form at the top of the order for the team. (Also read: Sunrisers Hyderabad will not take Delhi Daredevils lightly: Tom Moody)”I find it very comfortable as a bowler to play under him. He lets the bowler have the field that he wants.”He’s quite relaxed on the cricket field. He’s been very good. I have really enjoyed my time under him.”‘SELECTION MIGHT COME MY WAY’Henriques made his debut for the Australian one-day side in 2009 and then became just the second Test cricketer born in Portugal when he broke into the side during the team’s tour of India in 2013.He made an impressive Test debut when he scored 68 and 81 not out but fared poorly in the next two matches and has failed to make a comeback in the longest format.advertisementHe has since been on the fringes of the limited overs teams and his last appearance for Australia came in an one-day international against England in Hobart shortly before last year’s World Cup.”All I can do is try and become a better cricketer,” Henriques said.”As long as I am improving as a cricketer then selection might come my way. All I am trying to do is win games. If selection comes from that so be it.”‘LEARNING DECISION MAKING SKILLS’The 29-year-old bowling all-rounder, who made his first class debut for New South Wales almost a decade ago, felt his job now was to become more consistent with the ball and make better decisions on the field.”Bowling wise, hitting the length I want to hit more often and working on a few different variations and learning about decision making on the cricket field,” he said.”Every time we play a game of cricket we are asked to make decisions on the field. A lot of the times it’s actually making the best decisions.”It’s not always about having the most skills or having the most talent, it’s about outsmarting the opposition.”last_img read more

Allegri quashes Benatia exit rumours

first_imgJuventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has played down rumours of Medhi Benatia leaving the club in January, insisting that he still has a role to play.Benatia has been linked with moves to both Manchester United and Barcelona in recent weeks, after the return of Leonardo Bonucci to Juventus has seen his playing time reduced. Despite this, Allegri is adamant that the defender is still a key member of his squad, stating that rotation is important at big clubs.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “Benatia? When you are in a big team there’s time when you can stay out. I think he played 50% of our games so far. He’s an important player.” Allegri said ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League tie with United.Although Allegri insists Benatia is an important player, the centre-half has only played four of 11 Serie A games this season compared to his 21 appearances in the league last season.The 31-year-old has made it no secret that he is unhappy with his current situation and, with Barcelona reportedly looking to add an experienced defender to their ranks in January, Benatia could be high on their list of targets.”I’m struggling playing a game every now and then,” he told La Stampa earlier this week.”Last year I did well because I had more consistency, unfortunately I don’t have it this year. It’s part of my job, and I work to always be ready, but it’s not a pleasant situation.”The Moroccan has experience of sharing game time as he sat behind Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng whilst at Bayern Munich, as well as being fourth choice behind Andrea Barzagli, Giorgio Chiellini and Bonucci at Juve.He said: “It’s normal that I’m not enjoying it, I’m 31 and I want to play as much as possible.”January? Let’s see what happens, how I’m used, if Juve still need me, if Allegri wants me…”I’m available to the team, as long as I’m here I’ll give my all. If I’m needed in the Champions League I’ll be ready.”last_img read more

10 years of Virat Kohli in international cricket: 17675 runs, 57 hundreds

first_imgIt’s a do-or-die affair for India against England at Trent Bridge as they go in to the match trailing the hosts 2-0 in the five-match Test series. But it’s a special day for India captain Virat Kohli, on a personal note, as it was on this day exactly 10 years ago he made his international debut for India.It was in 2008 against Sri Lanka at Dambulla that Kohli made his ODI debut. A 19-year-old Kohli had partnered Gautam Gambhir at the top of the order but managed only 12 off 22 balls as India were shot out for 146 in the first match of the series against Sri Lanka. The hosts gunned down the target with eight wickets to spare.However, Kohli has come a long way since then. The Delhi cricketer has arguably been the biggest batting star in the last decade. Kohli now has 35 ODI centuries to his name and only Sachin Tendulkar (49) have more than him.The 29-year-old also has the most hundreds while chasing. Tendulkar had held the record for years with 17 tons in 232 innings while Kohli took a mere 102 innings to surpass the Master Blaster’s record. Kohli has scored 19 centuries in successful chases. In 211 ODIs, Kohli has scored 9779 runs at an average of 58.20 and with a trike rate of 92.12. His records in other two formats are equally impressive. Kohli has amassed 5794 runs in 68 Test matches at an average of 53.64. And 2102 runs in 62 T20Is at an average of 48.88 and with a strike rate of 136.22.For a short while, he also happened to be the only batsman to average over 50 in all three formats.advertisementKohli has smashed six double centuries as captain in Test cricket and is the only player to do so.While his batting has been out of this word, Kohli’s captaincy record has also been equally impressive. Kohli took over as India’s Test captain in 2004 after MS Dhoni retired from the longer format.He has captained India in 37 Test matches ahead of Trent Bridge match, with India winning 21 of them. He has suffered only seven losses and nine matches ended in a draw.Under his captaincy, India won nine successive Test series as Kohli equalled Ricky Ponting’s record of the most successive series wins as captain. The winning spree came to an end in South Africa earlier this year as India lost the series by 2-1.The streak began in 2015 as India went to Sri Lanka and beat the islanders 2-1 in Kohli’s first full series as captain.Next up, they defeated South Africa 3-0 at home before beating West Indies 2-0 in their own den.Thereafter, began a sensational run at home during which they defeated New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia. India again travelled to Sri Lanka in 2017 and whitewashed them 3-0. On the return trip to India, Kohli led from the front with 610 runs as the hosts won the three-match series 1-0.In 52 ODIs under Kohli’s captaincy, India have won 39 and lost 12. One match finished without a result.Kohli has also led India to 11 T20Is victories in 17 matches as a captain. India have lost six 20-over matches under his leadership.last_img read more

SSA Pacific Faces Penalties for San Diego Forklift Accident

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Marine cargo handler SSA Pacific has received citations for willful and serious safety violations following the investigation of a fatal forklift accident at the Port of San Diego.On January 3, a longshoreman was driving a forklift into a transit shed when he collided with a concrete support column and suffered fatal injuries after being thrown from the forklift.An investigation by California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) found that the employee was not wearing a seatbelt and that the forklift had multiple safety devices disabled, including a seatbelt warning buzzer and mast interlock system designed to disconnect power from the hydraulic lift when the operator is unseated.Cal/OSHA issued six citations totaling USD 205,235 in proposed penalties to SSA Pacific, a division of Seattle-based international marine cargo handler SSA Marine.The citations issued included four serious violations for the employer’s failure to ensure that forklift operators use seatbelts, properly maintain and inspect forklifts, ensure operators were effectively trained and for improperly altering forklift safety features. A general violation was cited for the employer’s failure to establish and maintain an effective heat illness prevention plan.SSA Pacific was also issued a citation for a willful-serious violation as the employer failed to ensure workers perform a forklift safety check at the beginning of each shift and report unsafe conditions, a violation the company was cited for in 2016 following an accident inspection at the Port of Long Beach.last_img read more

Court agrees to hear Vijender Guptas defamation case against Kejriwal

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday agreed to hear a defamation case filed by BJP leader Vijender Gupta against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia after the two leaders accused him of scripting the slapping of Kejriwal during a road show on May 4. Calling the Chief Minister’s allegations against him as “malicious, deliberate and defamatory”, Gupta has sought Rs 1 crore and the cost of litigation in the case as damages. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal set June 24 to hear the case. In his plea, Gupta said: “The accused 1 (Kejriwal) himself planned getting slapped during a road-show on May 4 and blamed the BJP for the incident in order to make political gains.” “It was revealed that the accused no. 1 (Kejriwal) himself asked his liaison officer to remove the security personnel from his vehicle,” his plea read. Gupta has requested the court to take cognisance of the offence under Section 499/500 (defamation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and prosecute and punish the two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders in accordance with the provisions of law. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citations Gupta’s advocate told the court that the Chief Minister’s allegation that his client was attempting to kill him was “malicious, deliberate and defamatory”. “These allegations are not only awful and disquieting, but also distressing and defaming. The complainant can’t even think of hurting someone knowingly and voluntarily much less planning to assassinate/kill/murder the accused no. 1 (Kejriwal),” the advocate said. He claimed that the AAP leaders made the statements on the social media, where they both have millions of followers, so that it reached people in and outside Delhi. “Being a sensational charge, it was picked up both by the print and electronic media and widely circulated by media houses, thereby gravely impairing my reputation for which accused no. 01 (Kejriwal) and 02 (Sisodia) are responsible,” Gupta said in his petition. He added that two leaders were also circulating the claim that the BJP was after Kejriwal’s life. “There are newspapers articles in which accused no. 01 is claiming that he will be assassinated like former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was by his personal security officer,” read the complaint. Gupta said that the allegations were made with the “ulterior motive to degrade his reputation, to malign his image and gain cheap political mileage in the Lok Sabha elections.”last_img read more

City of Fort St John releases 2018 list of employee wages over

first_imgMore information on the Statement of Financial Information can be found on the City’s website. The next-highest-paid councillors on the list are Gord Klassen with $33,292.71 and Lilia Hansen with $32,381.44.The total remuneration for Council in 2018 was $277,689.37, with $97,744.49 filed in expenses.Among City Staff, City Manager, Dianne Hunter, earned the highest salary of $240,518.53, with $18,886.30 in expenses.The next-highest-paid City Staff on the list is General Manager of Corporate Services, David Joy, with $183,213.71 and General Manager of Integrated Services, Victor Shopland, with $178,632.65.In Firefighting, Fire Captain, Ryan Tancock, earned $195,160.69.In total, the City paid $19,856,172.90 in remuneration and reimbursed $252,904.16 in expenses. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has released its 2018 Statement of Financial Information.The report, which is to be approved by Council on May 27, includes the financial statements for the year ending December 31st, 2018.The statements show that Mayor Lori Ackerman earned the highest amount among Council with a remuneration of $83,625.20 and $32,007.69 in total expenses.last_img read more

Moroccan Women Cling to Article 19 of the Constitution on Gender

first_imgGoulmima– It is the new millennium and Morocco has experienced radical change at different levels. minorities gained new rights and emerging social groups openly claimed their place in the Moroccan society. Women’s struggle for plain and equal recognition in Morocco continues to occupy public opinion, especially after the passage of the 2011 constitution, where article 19 clearly calls for gender equality  and yet  the implementation of which is taking very slow steps. A number of Moroccan women associations are now rolling up their sleeves for another round on April 13th in Rabat to raise their demands. A video released on YouTube by the Civil Coalition for the Implementation of Article 19 in the Moroccan Constitution features a number of Moroccan artists, housewives, students, and teachers calling for Moroccan men and women to join the march on April 13th in order to shift the government’s attention towards the necessity to implement the unprecedented article 19 in Morocco’s 2011 constitution, which openly recognizes gender equality among Moroccan citizens. The women in the video communicated their message in Tamazight (including its three dialects) and Arabic:Bouazzaoui Farida, a Moroccan artist who is featured in the video, says “I will join the march on April 13th because there are many educated Moroccan women who are qualified for higher positions but remain marginalized.”Badrya El Hassani, a Moroccan artist, added “I am a female Moroccan citizen and I will join the march on April 17th because I felt bad when I learned that 62% of Moroccan women are victims of physical violence.”Fatima Outarhat, a freelancer journalist, said: “I will participate in the March on April 17th because we want hospitals where women can deliver, it is a shame and a disgrace for women to give birth to their children in hallways.”Article 19 of the constitution states:“Men and women have equal civil, political, economic, social, cultural and environmental rights and freedoms as listed in this article and in the rest of the constitution as well as the conventions and international treaties duly ratified by Morocco in conformity with the constitution’s provisions and the kingdom’s constants and its laws. The state shall work towards the establishment of parity between men and women. Therefore, it has assigned a specialized authority to ensure parity between men and women and fight against all forms of discrimination.”The Coalition for the Implementation of Article 19 launched a petition on March 17th asking the head of parliament to consider the full implementation of article 19. The petition has collected 1,108 signatures, aiming at 2000. The petition provides a description of the incentives that made the coalition take this initiative, claiming that “Moroccan women face discrimination on a daily basis in terms of judiciary, illiteracy, unequal salaries, precarious situation, physical, sexual and psychological violence, in addition to the limited access to: health care, employment, property ownership, positions of responsibility, elected office, and the continuous promotion of sexist stereotypes. We strongly demand from the Moroccan government, which continues to ignore the various cases representing Moroccan feminist movements, to assume its responsibility to implement the provisions of Article 19 of the constitution in accordance with its prerogatives and obligations granted by the constitution.”The coalition calls for immediate implementation of gender mainstreaming authority that is mentioned in the constitution and which has not been instituted, the promulgation of the law that eradicates gender violence in order to protect women’s human rights, the establishment of new public policies to protect the economic and social rights of women and also guarantee better female representation and decision-making positions.Edited by Jessica Rohan© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,211.87, up 78.74 points):Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN). Financial Services. Up 37 cents, or 4.12 per cent, to $9.36 on 11.2 million shares.Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Bank. Up $2.16, or 3.33 per cent, to $67.06 on 8.1 million shares. TD Bank wrapped up the banks’ earnings season Thursday with a 17 per cent increase in profits to $2.77 billion, anchored by a strong performance at its retail operations in both Canada and the United States.Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Miner. Up one cent, or 0.70 per cent, to $1.44 on 7.9 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 34 cents, or 3.61 per cent, to $9.77 on 4.9 million shares.Lithium Americas Corp. (TSX:LAC). Miner. Up five cents, or 4.10 per cent, to $1.27 on 4.4 million shares.Hydro One Ltd. Instalment Receipts (TSX:H.IR). Utilities. Down 21 cents, or 0.53 per cent, to $39.29 on 4.2 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Bank. Down three cents, or 0.04 per cent, to $77.69 on 2.5 million shares. The Toronto-based bank is looking at buying BBVA Chile, which is in a strategically important high-growth market. It acknowledged Thursday that it’s in “non-binding, exploratory” discussions with the Chilean company’s controlling shareholder.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up 15 cents, or 1.01 per cent, to $15.05 on 3.5 million shares. The Toronto-based miner is spending US$635 million to boost its stake in the Cobre Panama mining project to 90 per cent. The deal will see First Quantum increase its stake by 10 per cent by securing part of Korean metal producer LS-Nikko Copper’s stake in the project.Magna International Inc. (TSX:MG). Auto parts. Up $1.28, or 2.18 per cent, to $60.09 on 1.1 million shares. The Toronto-area company has unveiled its new autonomous driving platform it says can be integrated into any vehicle. The MAX4 uses cameras, radar and ultrasonic sensors that can be imbedded in any vehicle, including hybrid and electric versions, to allow up to Level 4 autonomous driving capabilities in urban and highway settings. read more

Parliament approves motion to suspend Wimal and Prasanna

Parliament today approved a motion to suspend Parliamentarians Wimal Weerawansa and Prasanna Ranaweera from Parliament.The decision was taken in connection to their unethical conduct in Parliament recently. UPFA MP Wimal Weerawansa has been suspended for two weeks and Prasanna Ranaweera for four weeks.The motion against Weerawansa was passed with 39 votes for and 21 against it while the motion against Ranaweera was passed with 41 MPs voting for and 21 against it. (Colombo Gazette)

He wasnt in there to die he was in there to recover

The Gosport Independent Panel is to… The family of a suspected Gosport victim has called for prosecutions over the death of their father, who they say was recovering from a “mini-stroke” aged 65 when he rapidly and suspiciously died under the care of the notorious hospital. The ‘jolly, smiley’ 65-year-old who was recovering from a ‘mini-stroke’ 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. Many said their relatives were happy and relatively healthy before being given an excessive amount of pain relief – after which, they fell unconscious, never to wake up. As the report into the suspicious deaths of elderly people at the notorious Gosport hospital was released today, families of the victims have spoken out. Here are some of their stories. read more

How much would dinner at the worlds best restaurant cost you Its

first_img Apr 8th 2017, 7:00 PM Image: Shutterstock/TaraPatta Image: Shutterstock/TaraPatta By Cormac Fitzgerald How much would dinner at the ‘world’s best restaurant’ cost you? It’s the week in numbers Plus: How many food outlets were served with closure orders last week? VERY WEEK, TheJournal.ie offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.33: The age of Kerry football legend Colm Cooper who announced his retirement this week.53%: The percentage of people who think that learning Irish should be optional for in schools.$78,333: The amount of money US president Donald Trump donated to the US National Park Service (his salary for the first quarter of 2017).3,700: The number of years ago an Egyptian pyramid that was discovered this week was built.16: The number of years ago that Trevor Deeley went missing. A new development regarding CCTV footage from the time was announced by gardaí this week.€50 million: The amount of money worth of fines the German government approved to be imposed on online giants that fail to remove hate speech and fake news reported by users within a week.$295: The cost of the tasting menu at Eleven Madison Park, voted the World’s Best Restaurant this week.$500: The amount of money a man who settled a case against Dunkin’ Donuts will receive after he sued them over giving him a “butter substitute” instead of real butter.6: The number of food outlets served with closure orders last month.2060: The year that Islam is due to have as many followers as Christianity by, if birth trends continue.Read: Like our weekly numerical breakdown? Check out more > http://jrnl.ie/3324053 Share Tweet Email Short URL 19,053 Views Saturday 8 Apr 2017, 7:00 PM 7 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

I dont expect a breakthrough May to meet EU leaders as she

first_img‘I don’t expect a breakthrough’: May to meet EU leaders as she aims to re-negotiate Brexit deal EU leaders insist they will not restart negotiations with just six weeks until Brexit. By AFP Wednesday 20 Feb 2019, 7:43 AM As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: 13,688 Views Share99 Tweet Email BRITISH PRIME MINISTER Theresa May will return to Brussels today to continue attempts to reopen the terms of Britain’s Brexit divorce, but appears headed for disappointment.With less than six weeks until Brexit, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has agreed to meet May once again, but EU leaders insist they will not restart negotiations.“I have great respect for Theresa May, for her courage and her assertiveness,” Juncker said yesterday.“We will have a friendly talk tomorrow but I don’t expect a breakthrough.”May and the other 27 EU leaders approved a Brexit withdrawal agreement at a summit on 25 November last year, but the House of Commons rejected it on 15 January.Since then, May and her ministers have repeatedly met EU leaders and their negotiator Michel Barnier to urge them to reopen the text to find a way to appease eurosceptic MPs.May will try again today, but on this trip she will not even meet Donald Tusk who, as president of the European Council, represents the leaders of EU member states.She will instead meet Juncker and Barnier, who have no mandate from Tusk’s council or EU capitals to renegotiate the deal, or to modify the Northern Ireland backstop.However, Brexiteers in the Conservative party see this as a trap to keep Britain in a form of union indefinitely, and have demanded a time limit or a unilateral exit clause.May’s spokesman said the prime minister was “working hard to secure legally binding changes” to the backstop.“The prime minister believes that she can secure changes in relation to the backstop MPs want – there is a majority in parliament for a deal,” he added.May is due at the EU’s Berlaymont headquarters for her meeting with the Commission president at 5:30 pm, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will also meet Barnier tomorrow.Separately, the Irish Independent reports that the British and Irish governments have guaranteed the continued payment of social welfare payments, including state pensions and child benefit, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.A legally binding agreement was signed by the two governments to ensure that welfare payments will still be paid to expats living in both countries, as part of rights that currently exist under the Common Travel Area.- © AFP 2019 with additional reporting from Stephen McDermott. Image: Liam McBurneycenter_img Feb 20th 2019, 7:43 AM 28 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4502967 Image: Liam McBurney Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

PS3 Super Slim se dévoile en image

first_imgPS3 Super Slim se dévoile en imageLe salon du jeu vidéo à Cologne approche et les informations sur une version encore plus fine de la PS3 Slim se font de plus en plus précises. La preuve en photos. Une PS3 encore plus Slim que la Slim bientôt dévoilée. La rumeur est appuyée avec de nouvelles photos. La semaine dernière, nous avons évoqué que les plans officiels de cette nouvelle version de la console de Sony ont été déposés à la FCC. Cette fois-ci c’est le site Technoblog, qui est parvenu à obtenir des images de la Playstation “Super Slim”. Elle devrait être présentée mi-août, lors de la Gamescom à Cologne. La dernière photo s’avère un papier officiel provenant de Sony, déposé après d’un organisme de classification au Brésil. Cette fuite viendrait donc vraisemblablement de la branche brésilienne du constructeur. Ce domument indique par ailleurs qu’il existe trois modèles pour la Playstation 3 : CECH-4011A, CECH-4011B et CECH-4011C. Ils possèderaient respectivement un disque dur de 16 GB, 250 GB et 500 GB.D’après ces photos, on peut remarquer que la face supérieure de la coque est composée de deux parties, une lisse et l’autre zébrée. Cela laisserait penser que ce modèle abandonnerait le “mange-disque” pour revenir à un système de placement de DVD plus classique, à la manière de la PS One. D’ailleurs, on peut noter que la dernière mise à jour système de la PS3 ne propose plus “d’éjecter le disque” mais de “retirer le disque”… Histoire de se mettre en accord avec le nouveau mécanisme ? PS4 pas pour demain  Ces nouvelles informations s’ajoutent donc à celles obtenues grâce aux documents officiels déposés à l’agence de contrôle des États-Unis. À savoir, que la nouvelle console serait 32% plus petite, 36 % plus légère et consommerait 34% moins d’énergie par rapport à son prédécesseur, le modèle Slim vendu depuis 2009.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ? Mais pour l’heure Sony n’a toujours pas fait d’annonce officielle. Interrogé durant l’E3 en juin par Eurogamer, le président de la SCE Worldwide Studios (studios de développement de Sony), Shuhei Yoshida avait simplement lâché : “Ne jamais dire jamais…” à propos d’une nouvelle version de la Playstation 3.On ne connait donc pas de date de sortie officielle ni son prix de vente. Mais pour rappel, sa grande sœur avait été présentée lors de la Gamescom, il y a trois ans. Elle avait été vendue à 299 euros lors à l’époque.  L’arrivée de ce nouveau modèle signifie donc que la PS4 n’est donc pas prête d’arriver. La nouvelle génération ne verrait alors pas le jour avant fin 2013. Il faudra en effet que Sony amortisse l’investissement injecté pour la conception de la version “Super Slim”.Le 16 juillet 2012 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Kaladi Brothers Donate New Years Day Proceeds To Boys And Girls Club

first_imgHeusier: “We made sure to do our research to keep it local and make sure the money would benefit an organization right here on the Peninsula.”  For this year’s ‘New Years Day of Giving’ the Kobuk Kalidi store donated their January 1st beverage sales to the Boys and Girls Club of Soldotna. According to Heuiser the preliminary totals were around $1,400: “We raised about $1,300 in all of our beverage sales yesterday, and then we also auctioned off a piece of art for $100. Total that makes about $1,400 raised yesterday.” Scott Heuiser, Soldotna Store Manager: “It really takes a community to make things like this happen, and the community really came out yesterday.” Staff at Kaladi’s pick the charity, which this year, was Boys and Girls Club of Soldotna. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A cup of Kaladi Brothers Coffee goes a long way on New Year’s Day. Last year the store donated over $1,000 towards Royal Family KIDS- Kenai camp.last_img read more

Slow or steady Lisbet Norris and the great Siberian debate

first_imgLisbet Norris is a third generation musher of Siberian Huskies, like her nine-year-old lead dog Nils. Photo: Zachariah Hughes.In competitive mushing, not all sled dogs are created equal.Download AudioAs a breed, Alaskan Huskies dominate the top spots in high profile races. But Siberian Huskies have a long and storied tradition in Alaska, stretching back to the Seward Peninsula gold rush and the roots of the Iditarod serum run to Nome.A family in Willow runs a renowned kennel for the breed, and one of the youngest members is keeping the Siberian tradition alive as she prepares for her third Iditarod run.On a recent weekend, 27-year-old Lisbet Norris showed off her immaculate dog lot. Pointing out the wide spectrum of sizes among specimen, she picked up a genial nine-year-old named Nils that has run with her team twice all the way to Nome.“What’s interesting is that the standard for Siberian Huskies is that it’s relatively loose. So Nils here is, like, I dunno, maybe 45 pounds,” Norris said with a groan, heaving him to her chest like a kettlebell.The Norris family’s lineage in Alaska is interwoven with the history of the Siberian breed itself.“I’m a third generation dog musher. My family’s kennel is called Alaskan Kennels, and we’re the oldest Siberian Husky kennel in the world.”That claim, and the name of the breed itself, can be tricky. Siberians are actually an American breed: Their forebears were imported from the Anadyr River region of the Russian Far East across the Bering Strait for the All-Alaska Sweepstakes sled-dog race by the sport’s grandfathers like Victor Anderson and Leonhard Seppala.“All Siberians can trace their lineage back to those dogs,” Norris explained. “It’s like 13 generations back–it’s very direct.”Alaskan Kennel’s Siberian Huskies are versetile enough athletes to run in short sprint races, as well as long-distance endurance races. Photo: Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media.After the Serum Run and the end of the gold boom, many of those who mushed on the Seward Peninsula moved back to the East Coast.“They took their dogs with them, and so the registry was established in the ’30s, and that’s kinda when the breed started.”Norris’s grandparents met on the edge of the same era. In the 1940s, her grandfather was living in Anchorage when someone mailed him a magazine showing a dark-haired beauty in a parka on the cover. Inside was an article about a young woman who ran dogs in Lake Placid, New York, getting ready to follow her mushing dreams to Alaska.“Grandpa read the article and he immediately wrote, offering his help for when she arrived,” Norris said through a wide smile. “When she came to Alaska she kept her dogs at his place and it wasn’t too long after that that they got married and started the kennel in Anchorage.”Norris’s parents still mush. In fact, her dad competes in the Fur Rondy sprint races with dogs from the same breeding pool as the younger Norris’s long-hauling Iditarod squad.That versatility is one of the breed’s strong suits, along with their physical traits.“Everything about them is efficient and suited for travel in cold weather.”That includes their thick double coats, small ears, tiny blood vessels, and tough paws. Unlike their lean Alaskan counter-parts, Siberians can fare fine running and resting without jackets or extra gear in an Arctic environment. During training, Norris says she doesn’t need to boot them until it gets below zero degrees.But there are drawbacks.  Siberians have the disparaging nickname “slowberians” in some corners of the racing scene, and Norris is one of just a few mushers to use them in prestigious long-distance competitions. The highest finish for a Siberian team in recent Iditarods was 30th, by Mike Ellis, in 2013.“There’s this stereotype of them being very slow, heavy dogs.”That, according to Norris, is a misconception–one that sometimes comes from people mistaking Siberians for larger, heavier Malamutes.But most of the first-place Iditarod finishers in the last two decades have championed the scientific rigor that goes into their breeding programs, fusing the best traits for long-distance racing into hybrid lines. Whether or not that science bears demonstrable results, the notion of a concentrating on pure-bred lines can seem quaint. It’s also a limiting factor: The breeding pool is smaller, with significantly less polished stock to chose from in building out racing teams and kennels.Norri’s lead dog Ripp bounces in his harness at the ceremonial start of the Iditarod in Anchorage in 2015. Photo: Zachariah Hughes.Norris is frequently questioned about whether it’s feasible to aspire to the sport’s upper echelons if she remains true to the breed.“I get asked a lot by people, ‘Well if you ever wanted to be competitive would you switch to Alaskans?’” She posed, before answering, “No. I love the breed, I adore these dogs. And I enjoy challenging myself and learning the limits of my team and doing the best with what we have.”Her devotion to Siberians seems less tied to pushing the boundaries of the sport than realizing the full abilities of the breed.Norris bent down to show-off the malting top-coat of a bright-eyed Husky named Ripp. She offered a familiar comparison of her own abilities measured against the four-legged athletes on her team.“I know that I am, without a doubt, the weak link.”last_img read more

Alaska teens ask state to stop delaying action on climate change

first_imgSeb Kurland sits right of DEC Commissioner, Larry Hartig. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska Center)The last serious effort to create a statewide climate change policy for Alaska happened under former Governor Sarah Palin. Now, a group of teenagers are trying to push the issue.Listen nowThey hand delivered a petition to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation recently — asking for reduced carbon emissions and a strategy moving forward.17-year-old Seb Kurland is home schooled in Juneau and grew up in the capital city. But Seb said the landscape around town looked different not that long ago.The Mendenhall Glacier continues to shrink. Every year there seems to be less and less snow. And as Seb has gotten older, this teen’s concern about the changing environment has grown, too.“You know, one of the hard things especially about being a teenager with these concerns is that you don’t feel like you can do anything about it,” Kurland said. “And I found Alaska Youth for Environmental Action.”Alaska Youth for Environmental Action is part of the Alaska Center, an environmental nonprofit.The program engages teens across the state to voice their opinions on issues like climate change.In late August, Seb flew to Anchorage to deliver a petition to Larry Hartig, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation.Seb was joined by 18 other teens asking the state to fulfill an obligation to protect Alaska’s natural resources.“Basically what we’re saying with this petition is, ‘Hey you’re not doing that!’” Kurland said.The petition asks the state to reduce CO2 emissions, monitor what greenhouse gasses it does emit and come up with a climate change strategy for the long haul.The carefully-crafted legal document didn’t just come out of nowhere. Back in 2011, a group of Alaska teens filed a lawsuit that made it all the way to the state Supreme Court. The Justices ruled that it was a matter for the executive or legislative branch.“Now, kind our reply or our response is that’s the reason we were in court in the first place,” Brad DeNoble, a lawyer from Eagle River, said. He helped craft both the lawsuit and the current petition.DeNoble said the state may be obligated to do more to address climate change, under a common law with ancient roots called the public trust doctrine.“Certain resources are essentially so important to society that they have to be protected,” DeNoble said. “They’re incapable of private ownership.”DeNoble said the atmosphere in Alaska is the resource that needs to be protected from harmful emissions like CO2. It’s a concept, he says, that’s even embedded in the state constitution.But Rep. Chris Birch, a Republican and freshman member of the House Resource Committee, doubts regulating industry further would do much good. Birch thinks climate change is cyclical — not just caused by people.While Birch applauds the youth’s civic engagement, he said there’s more than one way to look out for Alaska’s future.“You know, certainly the oil and gas industry in Alaska has led to tremendous benefits for each and every one of our citizens and residents,” Birch said. “And I think to compromise that or to try to put a lid on that or to burden that development is not reasonable.”Seb Kurland doesn’t see it that way. Kurland said climate change is jeopardizing the state’s other economic drivers, like tourism and fishing, and it’s something the Alaska legislature needs to address now.“It can’t be delayed any further. Like, this is an issue that gets worse,” Kurland said.The Department of Environmental Conservation has until Sep. 29 to respond to the petition. At which point, it can reject it or call a public hearing.last_img read more

The Naturalista Expo Is Serving Self Care For The Busy Black Woman

first_imgBy Christina Sturdivant Sani, Special to the AFROAngela Walker is a busy woman.But the 30-year-old mother, entrepreneur, and natural hair care guru is committed to self care—from her tresses to her toes.Ever evolving, Walker is bringing one of her biggest events yet to the D.C. region. The Naturalista Expo, formerly known as The Naturalista Hair Show, will include three days of wellness, beauty, fashion, and hair experiences centered around uplifting the Black woman’s soul.Angela Walker (Courtesy Photo)“We, the Black community, need positive representations of ourselves so that our kids can grow up feeling great about how they are and how they were born,” Walker, owner of N Natural Hair Studio, told the AFRO. “I’m excited to expose our audience to different ways of living healthy and showing them that it’s not this far fetched idea.”The Naturalista Expo is taking place from Friday, September 12 – Sunday, September 14. The main festivities are on Saturday at The Hotel at the University of Maryland, College Park, where Walker earned her bachelor’s degree in business and entrepreneurship in 2010. Since then, she’s not only opened two hair studios but launched The Natural Hair Nstitute, a school teaching women how to become professional natural hair stylists, and The Natural Hair Industry Convention, a one-of-a-kind event that brings together professionals in the natural hair industry.Five years after launching the hair show, she’s become ready to expand. “I think that, a lot of times, anything that people produce or create is a direct reflection of who they are,” said Walker, who’s come to realize that self care is more than getting manis and pedis. She’s found solace in a preventative self-care routine that includes 5 a.m. trips to the gym, 2 p.m. naps, cooking dinner (“not just buying trash on the street”), and seeing a therapist—not because she’s in a crisis but “I just want to make sure my brain is right,” she said.In speaking with clients, Walker has found that most Black women who’ve embraced natural hair are also seeking to cultivate their wellness practices. “How else do we continue to grow when it comes to our health? Putting on a nice face or makeup is cute but when I take the makeup off, how am I looking at myself in the mirror? How am I enjoying that skin?” she said, hoping that many of these questions will be answered by skincare experts at the expo.She also predicts that the expo’s physical and mental health panels will help disrupt notions that it takes too much time to work out regularly and therapists aren’t for and within the Black community.Having perfected her braiding skills in middle school, doing her “big chop” in college, and opening her first salon at 23 years old, Walker feels like she’s always had “a million projects going on.” But this year, she’s shifted her focus to truly care for herself so she can pour it out into her work because “you can be busy but you can’t really be productive unless you’re taking  time out of your schedule to make sure you’re good.”last_img read more

Lawrence Livermore to build super laser for ELI facility in Czech Republic

first_imgA CAD image of the ELI-HAPLS laser. (Phys.org) —Representatives for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have announced that researchers and engineers there have been hard at work constructing a “High Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System” (HAPLS)—a laser unlike anything else ever built. The new laser once finished will be transported to Dolní Břežany near Prague, site of the European Union’s Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) called ELI Beamlines 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. © 2014 Phys.org Explore further Citation: Lawrence Livermore to build super laser for ELI facility in Czech Republic (2014, February 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-02-lawrence-livermore-super-laser-eli.html A powerful new class of lasers is in the making ELI Beamlines is a project similar to CERN, in that its development is the result of International cooperation and investment—though both remain firmly European based. ELI Beamlines is to become for lasers what CERN has been for particle accelerators—a facility for the world’s best scientists to conduct leading edge experiments—it will house some of the most powerful and advanced lasers ever built. Among that collection will be HAPLS, a laser that produces rapidly flickering (10 per second) beams, each just 30 femtoseconds in duration at 30 joules a shot—100 times more powerful than LLNL’s most powerful laser to date—with peak power greater than 1 petawatt. In so doing it will be capable of generating secondary sources of radiation and speeding up charged particles. That will make it ideally suited for an enormous variety of research applications—from biology to physics and medicine—even to materials science. Scientists also envision a whole host of industrial research applications as well.Scientists around the world are expected to be drawn to ELI Beamlines to use the lasers to test theories regarding the cosmos—to emulate what happens with pulsars, for example or to gain more understanding of how matter behaves inside of different stars—all possible because the energy from the short bursts of laser light will be on par with such massive energy producers, if only for a very short period of time. HAPLS is also considered as a possible blueprint for the construction of nuclear fusion facilities some time in the distant future.ELI Beamlines is projected to come online in 2017 and to go into full operation the year after, offering scientists unprecedented access to extraordinarily powerful lasers—what they learn as a result could have far reaching implications well into the future. More information: www.llnl.gov/news/newsreleases … 06.html#.UvN1OfldVfelast_img read more