Sri Lanka include Kaushal Silva for Tests against England

first_imgSri Lanka on Wednesday included Kaushal Silva in a 17-member squad for a three-match Test series in England, a day after he was discharged from hospital after being hit on the head.Silva who has played 24 Tests for Sri Lanka primarily as an opening batsman spent two days in hospital following his injury while fielding at short leg in a practice match last Sunday.Doctors said after tests that Silva was in good health and could resume training soon.The squad led by Angelo Mathews includes nine batsmen, six fast bowlers and two spinners. The first of the three Test matches starts at Headingley on May 19.Separately, the cricket body also reappointed former captain Sanath Jayasuriya as chief selector, a year after he resigned from the position. Former wicketkeeper batsman Romesh Kaluwitharana, ex-national players Ranjith Madurasinghe and Eric Upashantha are the other members of the new selection committee.Sri Lanka Cricket had sacked a previous selection committee just before the World Twenty20 and appointed a committee led by former star batsman Aravinda de Silva to select players for the tournament.Jayasuriya resigned last year after a new sports minister criticised his selection policy.Sri Lanka squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Dinesh Chandimal (vice-captain), Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Dhammika Prasad, Dilruwan Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Milinda Siriwardana, Niroshan Dickwella, Nuwan Pradeep, Rangana Herath, Shaminda Eranga, Suranga Lakmal.last_img read more

Cricket has to work harder to get global recognition: Abhinav Bindra to India Today

first_imgWith uncompetitive matches and dwindling spectators, Test cricket is at crossroads. Even attempts to provide context are designed for limited Test playing nations and with the next 50 overs World Cup also restricted for only ten countries, cricket’s globalization plans remains only on paper.The International Cricket Council (ICC) is due to put a formal request soon for cricket’s inclusion in Olympics but with little inclination shown by the most influential Board of Control for cricket in India (BCCI), cricket could again miss the bus.Talking about the game’s future plans, India’s sole individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra sounded unimpressed with cricket’s misplaced priorities. “As an Olympic athlete it is sad. Cricket has great potential as a sport but it has to work harder to get global recognition,” he tells India Today in an interview.Reuters PhotoBCCI may be uneasy of its autonomy being stolen away by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) but they are not to be blamed alone for cricket’s resistance from Olympics. The other prominent member nations are also not in a hurry to break away from the scheduled tours program that may affect revenue generation.But left with increasing number of one sided bilateral contests, cricket has never been in a greater need of expanding its presence to newer markets. This is precisely the point Bindra makes.”The ICC has a lot of membership from a lot of countries. But I think there is a need to make it highly competitive in a lot of the countries. That can propel them to Olympic status. Presently there are seven or eight countries which are competitive and then there is a huge gap. If you look at world sport, if you look at Olympic sport, there is a lot more universality in it and competitiveness that makes sport at Olympics global. Cricket as a sport needs to work towards that,” he adds.advertisementReuters PhotoThe ICC website has 105 registered nations playing the sport but apart from the 12 Test playing nations, the rest are merely associate and affiliate nations who are far from the mainstream. “It would be great to have cricket in Olympics. I don’t know if it’s important to the game but as a fan who likes Olympics it would be nice to see it there,” he says.While the financial prudence question has to be addressed by the administrators, it’s the athletes who have to yearn for an amateur pursuit. When asked if it surprises him why leading cricketers haven’t expressed desire to play cricket at Olympics, Bindra replies, “Look, it’s different. Cricket was once part of Commonwealth games in Kuala Lumpur (1998). It’s an amateur pursuit, towards excellence, personal accomplishment. You may not earn much money out of it but the pursuit is very fulfilling.”last_img read more

Two Moroccans Accused of Homophobic Assault against a Spanish Singer

Rabat – Two Moroccans have been arrested in connection to a homophobic attack on the Spanish singer Kevin Coll.Coll was attacked on June 28th near his home in the Menorca Island located in the Mediterranean Sea.The Spanish Guardia Civil have identified the alleged perpetrators as two young men of Moroccan origin. According to the medical report, Kevin Coll suffered several wounds to his arms and other body parts.The singer is said to be getting ready to get back on stage, but investigators are waiting to assess the developments of injuries suffered by the singer to categorize the attack as a crime or misdemeanor.The attack took place few days before the entry into force (July 1st) of the new penal code whereby all homophobic and racist attacks are categorized as a crime.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission. read more

Pakistani girls get first shot at education in UNsupported camps

During a visit to Pakistan this week, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Hilde F. Johnson met some of the thousands of families who have fled conflict in the Bajaur agency, on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, as well as government ministers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), donors and beneficiaries of the agency’s programmes in the country.In the UNICEF-supported Katcha Garhi camp, Ms. Johnson talked to girls who had their first opportunity to attend school while in the camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs), and helped to administer polio vaccines as part of a campaign to immunize all Pakistani children under the age of five.“The conflict in north-western Pakistan affects areas of the country where the people, especially children, already suffered from a lack of services and development,” said Ms. Johnson.Ms. Johnson requested government support in delivering essential services to families displaced by conflict in a meeting with the Governor of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), noting that over two-thirds of those living in the camps are children and are in urgent need of care and protection.“In the IDP camps, we have both an imperative to support children – the defenceless victims of conflict – and an opportunity to deliver health and education services that they could not avail before,” she added in a press release issued by the agency yesterday.In addition to high-level discussions with cabinet ministers in the country’s capital, Islamabad, Ms. Johnson had the opportunity to meet some of the children and women who have been helped by UNICEF. She heard one story of a 28-year-old mother living in the Katcha Garhi camp whose family was forced to abandon their village and all their belongings in Bajaur. They could not even take their warm clothes. Her elder children had never been to school, but with the encouragement of a UNICEF partner, she had enrolled her five-year-old daughter in the camp school.“Hearing from the residents of Katcha Garhi, like Shazadgai Yousuf, who are benefiting from our work in the IDP camps, it becomes even more important to reaffirm UNICEF’s commitment to helping Pakistan’s children, particularly the most vulnerable, to achieve their full potential through health, education, protection, and a healthy environment,” said Ms. Johnson. 4 December 2008Children uprooted by the violence in the war-torn north-western region of Pakistan have unexpectedly benefited from their plight by having the opportunity to attend school for the first time in United Nations-supported camps, reported a senior UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official. read more

UN tribunal grants provisional release to Bosnian Serb genocide defendant

A Bosnian Serb charged with the genocide of hundreds of Croats and Muslims and the forcible relocation of thousands more in 1992 was granted his provisional release today by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).The trial chamber hearing the case of Momir Talic deemed it “appropriate” to order his provisional release given his medical condition. That decision followed a confidential motion for the order filed by the defence earlier this month.Mr. Talic is charged with genocide, crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or customs of war, and grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions. According to the indictment, as commander of the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA) 5th Corps/1st Krajina Corps, all plans for military engagement and attack had to be approved by him before any forces were committed to battle or other operations.The indictment alleges that in 1991 the leaders of the Serbian Democratic Party, through Crisis Staffs, began preparations to take power in Bosnian cities where the Serbs did not have clear control, and to implement a general plan of ethnically cleansing the areas considered to be “Serbian.” By the end of 1992, hundreds of Bosnian Muslims and Croats were dead and thousands had been forced from those areas. read more

Brock unveils a new showcase and a new era for environmental sustainability

It was built nearly two centuries ago, but the oldest structure on Brock’s campus has been given new life and a new purpose as a focal point for the University’s sustainability efforts.Theal House, an original farm cottage that dates to 1837, has been transformed into the home of Brock’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (ESRC), which produces world-class research and educates students in topics relating to environmental sustainability.Unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 28, the revamped space features sustainable flooring and furniture, as well as an integrated system that controls heating, cooling and lighting, and monitors real-time energy use for the entire campus.Environmental Sustainability Research Centre Director Ryan Plummer, left, reads over a new project charter with Tom Dunk, Interim Provost and Vice-President, Academic, and Brian Hutchings, Vice-President, Administration. The agreement will see the ESRC work with Brock’s Facilities Management team on upcoming sustainability initiatives.LED lighting has also been installed throughout the heritage building, with dimmer and daylight harvesting switches in place to reduce energy consumption.In addition to highlighting the space, Wednesday’s ceremony was an opportunity to solidify a new collaboration between the ESRC and Brock’s Facilities Management team. The collaboration is enshrined in a formal charter that brings together the academic and operations units on various sustainability initiatives on campus. It is also an important step forward for Brock’s new integrative approach to environmental sustainability, and deepens the University’s commitment to sustainability — one of the seven core values listed within its strategic plan.Also announced Wednesday was $5,000 in new scholarship funding provided by Toromont CAT that will support students studying sustainability.Professor and ESRC Director Ryan Plummer said the partnership signals a new era in the University’s journey to be a national leader in sustainability.“The charter enables rich opportunities for experiential education relating to environmental sustainability, and the scholarships recognize as well as support excellence in this area of study,” said Plummer. “They will have a profound and positive impact by enhancing student experience, promoting innovative approaches for learning excellence and furthering engagement with sustainability.”Brock has been dedicated to improving energy and operational efficiency on campus with dozens of energy projects and green initiatives completed over the years, said Scott Johnstone, the University’s Associate Vice-President, Facilities Management.“Moving forward, we want to further our partnership with staff, students, faculty members and the larger Brock community to enhance, challenge and maintain a campus culture of sustainability.”Sean Goodman and Ron Cocking, of Toromont CAT, presented Scott Johnstone, Brock’s Associate Vice-President, Facilities Management, and Ingrid Makus, interim Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, with $5,000 to support students in sustainability programming at Brock.Hands-on experiential learning opportunities that contribute to sustainability at the University will be made available to students through co-op placements, research assistant opportunities, independent research and course-based projects.This week’s announcements reinforce the University’s values around sustainability, while also taking into consideration Brock’s role in a global context, said President Gervan Fearon. “We’re part of the broader ecosystem and as such, we need to think about the impact our footprint has and what our actions in support of sustainability mean.”Brock recognizes its distinction as one of only a few universities within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and intends to continue pushing forward with its environmental sustainability initiatives, he said.Brock’s programs concentrating on sustainability are growing quickly. The Master of Sustainability program was introduced in 2014 and continues to receive considerable uptake from across Canada and around the world. In 2017, the ESRC launched the Minor in Environmental Sustainability and early signs suggest it is following a similar positive trajectory.Theal House is now the home of Brock’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre. read more

UConn Won By 61 But Their Chances Of A FivePeat Dropped

With a halftime score of 61-13, this box score looked like a rendering error. Texas Southern isn’t top competition, but performances that dominating are rare against anyone. The 89-point margin was the largest in NCAA history.Moreover, though it was an extreme outcome, the game reflected Baylor’s strengths perfectly. The Lady Bears had the best per-possession defense in the NCAA this year. The Lady Tigers shot 13.8 percent from the field, including 4 of 38 (10.5 percent) from 2-point range. Baylor had the highest offensive and defensive rebounding percentages in the NCAA this season and out-rebounded Texas Southern 60-19 (gathering 18 of 29 possible rebounds on offense and 42 of 50 on defense). Finally, in addition to punishing defense and board-crashing, Baylor has shot 40.6 percent from 3-point range this season — also tops in the nation1At least among the top 50 scoring offenses. — and went 9 of 18 from 3-point range on Saturday night.From our model’s perspective, Baylor’s chances increased from 23 percent to 32 percent, moving it past “the field” (everyone but UConn and Baylor) whose chances dropped to 19 percent (from 25 percent before the tournament began). The model currently gives around a 73 percent chance of Baylor and UConn facing each other in the Final Four. UConn won their only matchup this season, 72-61 last November. You don’t normally expect the best team in college basketball to win its opening round game by 61 points, only to see its chances of winning the women’s NCAA tournament drop. But that’s what happened to the Connecticut Huskies. Despite beating the Albany Great Danes 116 to 55 — for UConn’s 108th win in a row — our model showed the Huskies’ chances dropping from 52 percent pre-tournament to 49 percent after round 1.How is this possible? In a word: Baylor.Before the tournament, we identified Baylor as perhaps the biggest threat in years to UConn’s dominance. Then Baylor went ahead and utterly crushed Texas Southern. I mean, wow: read more

Romania Round 8 Derby draw in Constanta

← Previous Story Kasper Sondergaard leaving KIF Kolding? Next Story → Christian Schwarzer: “I’m worried about the future of German handball” 12Univ. Poli. Municipal Timisoara82062222474 6Univ. Transilvania Cluj850323821910 5HCM Constanta851226023911 4Univ. Bucovina Suceava860224821312 7Stiinta Mun. Dedeman Bacau84042212168 10Dinamo Municipal Brasov82152202395 Derby match of Round 8 in Romanian championships between HCM Constanta and UCM Resita is finished with a draw – 21:21. Favorites in Romanian championships struggling and after eight rounds, they are not on the TOP positions.HCM Constanta: Thomas – 4, Sabou – 4, Sadoveac – 3, Schuch – 2, Stavrositu – 2, Csepreghi – 2 Băiceanu – 1, -1 Muresan, navel – 1, Riganas – 1.UCM  Resita : Georgescu 5, Stamate – 5, Ghionea – 3 Vujadinovici -3, Rohozneanu – 2, Irimescu – 2 and fennel – 1.Standings: 13CSM Bucuresti81072412752 9HC Minaur Stiinta CSM Baia Mare83142112387 2Energia Lignitul Pandurii Tg. Jiu870123921914 8CSM Satu Mare83142472607 3UCM Resita861126322713 1HC Odorhei870126122114 14CSM Oradea80172122571 11CSA Steaua Bucuresti81252152284 HCM ConstantaRomanian handballUCM Resita read more

VELUX EHF CL Round 2 Veszprem to host Flensburg – Balkan Clasico

The VELUX EHF Champions League Preliminary Round 2 will be played on Saturday and Sunday. Eight matches will be played today, among them, Veszprem will face Flensburg, Balkan Clasico will be seen in “Zlatorog”…SCHEDULEGROUP A:MVM Veszprem – SG Flensburg 17.30RK Celje Pivovarna Laško – RK PPD Zagreb 20Sunday:PSG Handball – Orlen Wisla Plock 17THW Kiel – Besiktas MOGAZ 19.30GROUP B:Vive Tauron Kielce – Montpellier 16.15FC Barcelona Lassa – IFK Kristianstad 18.50Sunday:KIF Kolding Kobenhavn – Rhein Neckar Lowen 16.50RK Vardar – PICK Szeged 17.30GROUP C:HC Tatran Prešov – HC Meškov Brest 15Naturhouse La Rioja – FC Porto 18RK Vojvodina – Chekhovskie Medvedi 18GROUP D:RK Metalurg – Kadetten Schaffhausen 18Sunday:Elverum HH – Skjern 15.15Minaur BAIA Mare – HC Motor Zaporozhye 18 Velux EHF Champions League ← Previous Story Brazil warms up for Denmark Next Story → VELUX EHF CL: Vive Tauron Kielce celebrate first win! read more

Halloween data Trickortreating apps and frighteningly informative infographics

first_imgIt’s not news that geeks love data. Or graphs. Or graphs and data. Graphs and data arranged on poster-like canvases in such a creative manor that they earned themselves a whole new name: infographics. With many in the US about to head out for the evening with their kids or to stay at home and greet trick-or-treaters there’s Halloween fun to be had. We here at gathered up some of our favorite apps and infographics to scare you with share with you.Apps to help you Trick or TreatSince more and more people switch to a smartphone every day, remember to use that new gadget to help get you through the holiday.– Flashlight: Most current Android devices and the iPhone 4 and 4S both have LED flash bulbs that can be used as a flashlight in a pinch. Don’t use them for too long or your battery life will plummet. For those without, both the Android Market and the App Store have flashlight apps that turn your screen white to use as a flashlight.– Google Latitude: Also for iOS and Android, Latitude will allow you to keep a close eye on everyone if you decide to split up by giving you their GPS location on Google Maps. This is great if you are out with multiple families or if you are at home dishing out candy and want to know where everyone else is. You have to add each person you want to see you on Latitude individually, so be sure to set this up before you head out.– Camera: This is night of mischief, shenanigans, and fun. Don’t forget to capture some of the more amusing moments and share it with the rest of us on YouTube.– HeyTell Push To Talk: Your smartphone can easily double as a walkie talkie with the HeyTell app, allowing you the push to talk function between smartphones so you can communicate quickly with groups.– Weather Channel: Know what the weather is going to be like tonight and plan ahead with the Weather Channel app. Or, if you’re feeling brave and want to see if you can out-trick or treat that storm coming in, use the radar feature in the app so you can see the storm clouds rolling in.– Zombie, Run: Maybe your neighborhood is kind of boring and shuts down the festivities early. Check out Zombie, Run in the Android Market. This game uses Google Maps to place zombies on the map, chasing you as you run away from them. You control how fast and how many zombies have infested your quiet city streets. Good luck explaining what you are doing to any onlookers though.The Best Cities to Trick or Treat inThe housing Gurus at have put together this infographic of the best cities to trick or treat in, based on a variety of metrics:Halloween by the NumbersThe motherload of all things data on Halloween includes the origin of the pumpkin and how much candy corn there is in the world just for this night.On behalf of all of us at, we wish you all a safe and happy Halloween!last_img read more

Trump tilts balance of power by unveiling new conservative Supreme Court judge

first_img Source: Elizabeth Warren/Twitter Share Tweet Email DONALD TRUMP NOMINATED Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court yesterday, seizing an unusual early opportunity to put conservatives back in the majority on America’s top court.In a primetime address that was part jurisprudence, part reality show, Trump tapped the 49-year-old appeals court judge from Denver, Colorado. Getting ready to deliver a VERY IMPORTANT DECISION! 8:00 P.M.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 1, 2017 Feb 1st 2017, 6:59 AM 72 Comments Image: Carolyn Kaster AP/Press Association Images Source: Donald J. Trump/Twitter Republicans welcomed the decision.“He has an impressive background and a long record of faithfully applying the law and the Constitution,” said Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell.“When the Senate previously confirmed him to the appellate court, the bipartisan support in the Senate was so overwhelming, a roll call vote was not even required,” he added.© – AFP, 2017Read: These are the Irish lawyers offering free advice to people affected by Trump’s travel banRead: White House spokesman says order is ‘not a travel ban’ (despite Trump saying it was yesterday) Trump applauds new Supreme Court judge Neil Gorsuch in the White House yesterday. If confirmed by the Senate, he will fill the seat made vacant by the death of Antonin Scalia nearly a year ago and tilt the balance of the court five-to-four in conservatives’ favor.The elegant, silver-haired jurist with a flair for writing incisive rulings is the youngest nominee in a generation.His appointment could have a major impact on cases ranging from business regulation to gender rights to gun control.After unprecedented hyping of the announcement, Trump invited Gorsuch and his wife to emerge dramatically before an audience in the East Room of the White House.“Here they come. Here they come. So was that a surprise? Was it?” said Trump, ever the showman. Wednesday 1 Feb 2017, 6:59 AM Trump applauds new Supreme Court judge Neil Gorsuch in the White House yesterday. Image: Carolyn Kaster AP/Press Association Images Short URL 21,328 Views By AFP Trump tilts balance of power by unveiling new conservative Supreme Court judge The move puts conservatives back in the majority in the Supreme Court. (Be sure to skip to just after 20 minutes on this video, it’s an empty podium for the first part.)“He could have had any job at any law firm for any amount of money, but what he wanted to do with his career was to be a judge, to write decisions, and to make an impact by upholding our laws and our Constitution,” Trump said.But despite the razzmatazz, Gorsuch was also a remarkably orthodox pick for a president who has scythed through norms and precedent during his brief time in office.Like Scalia, Gorsuch is considered an “originalist” – guided in his legal thinking by the constitution’s original intent and meaning.Gorsuch says he was on the ski slopes when he learned of his mentor’s death last February: “I couldn’t see the rest of the way down the mountain for the tears,” he remarked in a speech soon after.For Trump, the selection is payback to evangelical Christian and conservative Republicans who backed his bid for the presidency – at times reluctantly.“Millions of voters said this was the single most important issue to them when they voted for me for president,” Trump said.“I am a man of my word. I will do as I say – something that the American people have been asking for from Washington for a very, very long time.” Source: Carolyn Kaster AP/Press Association ImagesJob for lifeThe Supreme Court is the final arbiter of many of the most sensitive issues of American life and law.Its members are named to life terms so their influence is long-lasting.Given the advanced age of several sitting justices, Trump could potentially make several appointments during his term, shaping the court’s direction for a generation.Once confirmed, however, justices enjoy independence and some have proved politically unpredictable.With an eye to a bitter Congressional fight, Gorsuch presented himself as someone who is fair-minded and self-deprecating.“A judge who likes every outcome he reaches is very likely a bad judge, stretching for results he prefers rather than those the law demands,” he joked.‘Very serious doubts’Much of Democrats’ opposition to Gorsuch is likely to stem from Republicans’ behavior after Scalia’s death.For the better part of a year, Congressional Republicans refused to give then president Barack Obama’s pick a confirmation hearing.Democrats, who are in a minority in both chambers of Congress, are still smarting from Republican treatment of Obama’s pick, Merrick Garland.Garland has since returned to his old job as chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington, but Democrats could yet pick a fight.And although Republicans hold 52 seats in the Senate, they need 60 to confirm a nominee.That means Gorsuch must be someone capable of winning some Democratic votes – a task made tougher by the row over Trump’s ban on travelers from several Muslim countries.“A little more than a week into the Trump presidency, the new administration has violated our core values, challenged the separation of powers, and tested the very fabric of our Constitution in unprecedented fashion,” said Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer.Schumer said it was up to Gorsuch to “prove himself to be within the legal mainstream” and “vigorously defend the Constitution from abuses of the Executive branch.”But he added: “Given his record, I have very serious doubts about Judge Gorsuch’s ability to meet this standard.”Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic minority leader, called Gorsuch “hostile to women’s rights” and said the consequences of confirming him “could not be more serious or far-reaching.”“Judge Gorsuch’s record reveals he holds radical views far outside the mainstream of American legal thought,” she said.Senator Elizabeth Warren also tweeted her opposition to Gorsuch. Based on the long and well-established record of Judge Neil Gorsuch, I will oppose his nomination.— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) February 1, 2017 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Les utilisateurs de Facebook ont une vie sociale

first_imgLes utilisateurs de Facebook ont une vie socialeUne étude récente vient de montrer que ce que les détracteurs des réseaux sociaux pensaient, à savoir qu’ils deviendraient à terme un frein à la vie sociale des utilisateurs, est faux. Bien au contraire…La grande peur de voir les réseaux sociaux prendre la place des contacts directs est en train de voler en éclats. Une étude du centre de recherches indépendant Pew auprès de 2.255 adultes américains montre même le contraire, à savoir que les utilisateurs de Facebook, le principal réseau social dans le monde avec ses 700 millions de membres, ont plus de trois fois plus de chances que les autres d’avoir le sentiment qu’on peut avoir confiance dans la plupart des gens, explique l’AFP. Ainsi, ceux qui se connectent plusieurs fois par jour à Facebook ont en moyenne 9% de liens plus proches et étroits avec leur réseau d’amis proches que les autres internautes. Et les utilisateurs de Facebook ont 2,5 fois plus de chances de participer à des manifestations ou réunions politiques que les autres internautes…”On a beaucoup spéculé sur l’impact des réseaux communautaires sur la vie sociale des internautes”, analyse Keith Hampton, le principal auteur de cette étude. “Beaucoup du débat tourne sur la possibilité que ces sites nuisent aux relations des internautes et les éloignent de la participation au monde. Nous avons découvert que c’était exactement le contraire : que les gens qui utilisent des sites comme Facebook ont en fait plus de relations proches et ont plus de chances de s’impliquer dans des activités politiques et civiques”, continue ce professeur à l’Ecole de communication Annenberg à l’Université de Pennsylvanie. Un vrai pied de nez aux détracteurs de Facebook… Le 17 juin 2011 à 14:47 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

WWE wins two awards at the 2019 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards ceremony

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter WWE won two awards at the 2019 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards.The company won the award for an Awareness Campaign for a Social Good Initiative with their Make-A-Wish campaign “Wishes Take Muscle”. WWE also won for Brand Activation at Live Events with the Connor’s Cure “Superstars of Tomorrow” campaign.You can view the release below.WWE won two awards at the annual Cynopsis Sports Media Awards: Awareness Campaign for a Social Good Initiative – WWE & Make-A-Wish’s “Wishes Take Muscle” and Brand Activation at Live Events – Connor’s Cure “Superstars of Tomorrow” campaign.The Cynopsis Sports Media Awards recognize the best work in the sports industry from the past year with categories spanning television, radio, digital and marketing.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipDwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of conventionVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:20/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 58.45%0:03Remaining Time -1:17 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 WhatsApp Google+ Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of convention Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Julio Jones Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Wide Receiver Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook Man Paramotors Right By A Cable Car LeBron James Can’t Have “Taco Tuesday” Prince Harry’s Big Heart And The Invictus Games Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Pinterest WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Dwayne Johnsonlast_img read more

Fort Charlotte Comes Alive with Period Costumes Thanks to Historic Bahamas Foundation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:aamc, bahamas, bahamas foundation council, fort charlotte, keith tinker, owen bethel Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppRaquel Davis is selling her wares like her great-grandmother did 100 years before her –from a straw basket made from Andros plait, lifting, gently turning, holding out each sugar apple, soursop and fresh pear for the ‘buyer’ to examine. Eyes brimming with pride for the produce she grew, she is dressed in period costume from the straw hat on her head to the long skirt made of rough-hewn cotton, maybe a potato sack.Nearby, Shenique is telling the story of Fort Charlotte, built in 1787 to protect Nassau against an attack by the French which never materialized. Meantime, Veronica is welcoming the latest group of visitors to the country’s largest fortress. “Welcome to Fort Charlotte,” her voice bellows, “where the history will intrigue you, the structure will amaze you and the view will inspire you.”The three women are posted at one of Nassau’s oldest sites, Fort Charlotte, rapidly becoming one of the city’s fastest growing attractions. They’re among a troupe that is giving the hilltop fort new life with guides in period costume bringing living history to hundreds flocking back to the fort by the bus and taxi-load, thanks to support from the Historic Bahamas Foundation Council.“This is truly living history and it’s fascinating — every sentence packed with intrigue and insight,” said Council Chairman Owen Bethel. “When AMMC (Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation) came to us to request the funds for the costuming, we immediately recognized the potential and it was a unanimous yes, but seeing it in action reinforces what a great asset it is for us to be able to tell the remarkable story.”Bethel toured the fort with Council members, businesswoman and philanthropist Nancy Kelly, attorney and former jurist Yvette McCartney, Albany Vice President Dr. Tyrone McKenzie, public relations executive Diane Phillips andNew Providence Development Company President Philip Simon.“This is really interesting,” said Kelly. “I never realized there was a well here or what it took to build this, or that 40 men slept crowded in the small stone dungeon.”AMMC Executive Director Dr. Keith Tinker had proposed the period costuming along with the firing of the cannon at noon on Wednesday and Friday as part of a broader business plan to bring new life and activity to historic sites while preserving their integrity.As guards dressed in military uniform prepared for the firing of the cannon, visitors and Council members got a quick history lesson. The original cannons at all three forts on the site were so valuable because of their bronze England shipped them back and between 1844 and 1859 replaced them with steel. One loud Ka-boom accompanied by plumes of white smoke proved the old cannons still worked, but Fort visitors were told, “These cannons have only been fired in celebration, never fired in any anger.” Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Nowlast_img read more

Spring Creek Has Gone To The Dogs

first_imgThe program is so new they are still working out the logistics of acquiring non-aggressive dogs and getting them transported to the prison – but of the first batch received from Dillingham, Miranda says half have already been adopted out. “The two that we have remaining from Dillingham are from a very sweet couple that were getting on in age, and they couldn’t take care of the dogs, and the shelter is just in a place where they don’t keep them, they terminate them.” As Marianna Miranda, the Assistant Superintendent at the Spring Creek Correctional Center describes their new SPOT program the confidence in the healing and hope that the program provides is evident. Each dog is assigned a primary handler and two secondary handlers who have dog training experience.  Miranda says they become the handler’s defacto roommate, sleeping in their cells, and getting 24/7 attention, love and exercise. Spring Creek Correctional Center Assistant Superintendent Marianna Miranda: “We didn’t know if it was going to make it, because it was so afraid, of, like, it’s own shadow. It was just afraid of everything. And just in, I want to say it’s been a month, and that dog has turned around 100%” It’s funded with a fraction of the monies that inmates make running a snack shack, the fraction that was allocated to the prison as its share.center_img Miranda says getting unconditional love and discipline behind the walls is a strong incentive for inmates and a win for unwanted dogs that would otherwise be put down. Spring Creek Correctional Center Assistant Superintendent Marianna Miranda: “You know I got right now over 400 prisoners, and all of them want a dog – not that we are going to go that big.” Miranda says that getting into the program is a big incentive for the inmates to be on good behavior.  To qualify, they have to have a year with no disciplinary issues, demonstrate they are working on a pro-social path, and employed. Story as aired: read more

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first_imgNews | May 28, 2010 SIIM Mentor Program Aims to Develop Imaging IT Researchers Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more May 28, 2010 – The new Mentoring Network launched by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) is designed to encourage, support and develop researchers in the field of imaging information technology (IT) at the 2010 SIIM Annual Meeting. The program facilitates the mentoring process by bringing together experts in imaging informatics with those entering the discipline. Finding a mentor in this specific field is often challenging, as many clinical imaging departments do not have dedicated informatics programs. A mentee may wish to undertake a research project, but may not have an expert to connect with to pursue such work. Mentors are SIIM members who volunteer for participation in this program and qualify from being a part of an environment that fosters professional growth. Anyone may join as a mentee, and gain valuable guidance from SIIM members with experience doing imaging informatics research. Mentors and mentees will have new opportunities to connect via the SIIM Mentoring Network. For details on the SIIM Mentoring Network, see more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more last_img read more

UAE starts up pipeline to bypass Strait of Hormuz

first_img Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Top Stories Until now, all Emirati exports were loaded in the Gulf and then sailed out through Hormuz. Once it is running at full capacity, the pipeline could allow the country, OPEC’s third biggest exporter, to ship as much as two-thirds of its peak production through the eastern port city.It is designed to carry at least 1.5 million barrels a day of crude, though capacity is expected to eventually rise to 1.8 million barrels daily.Efforts to bring the long-awaited export route online have gained increased urgency in recent months because of repeated threats by Iranian officials to close Hormuz if the country’s own exports are blocked.The narrow strait is patrolled by Iranian warships as well as by the U.S. Navy and its allies. It is the export route for about 17 million barrels of oil a day, or a fifth of the world’s oil supply.The chairman of Iran’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday that Tehran has a contingency plan to close the key route, though any decision to shut it rests with the country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.Gen. Hasan Firouzabadi’s comments come two weeks after the European Union enforced a total oil embargo against Iran. The move is part of a series of sanctions meant to force Tehran to halt its uranium enrichment program. The West suspects Iran is aiming to build nuclear weapons. Iran denies the charge. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Emirati officials quietly began filling the new pipeline with oil on June 30, according to the UAE embassy in Washington. A statement from the embassy said the project underscores the U.S. ally’s “commitment to ensuring the reliable and safe delivery of crude oil … to global markets.”Officials including the Emirates’ energy minister gathered in Fujairah for the formal inauguration of the pipeline, said Mohammed Saif al-Afkham, the director general of Fujairah municipality.The International Petroleum Investment Co., the state-run company behind the project, confirmed that the pipeline became operational with the first commercial shipment being loaded onto a tanker for export.The U.S. ambassador to the UAE attended the inauguration, underscoring the project’s strategic significance. Ambassador Michael H. Corbin called the launch “a historic step in establishing multiple routes for the vital flow of oil from the Arabian Peninsula.”Although several Gulf Arab oil and gas producers fear a shutdown of the strait could block exports, only the UAE and Oman have coastlines on the Indian Ocean side of the strait. Saudi Arabia also can avoid Hormuz by shipping its Gulf fields’ oil output through ports on the Red Sea, but it would have to significantly improve its transport infrastructure to get its full production out. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Comments   Share   AP Business WriterDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The United Arab Emirates on Sunday inaugurated a much-anticipated overland oil pipeline that bypasses the Strait of Hormuz, giving the OPEC member insurance against Iranian threats to block the strategic waterway.The 380-kilometer (236-mile) Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline snakes across western desert dunes and over the craggy Hajar mountains to the city of Fujairah on the UAE’s Indian Ocean coast, south of the strait.center_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Sponsored Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Men’s health affects baby’s health toolast_img read more

Losers of a leaguehigh nine games in a row the C

first_imgLosers of a league-high nine games in a row, the Cardinals are in turmoil.After being embarrassed by the Seattle Seahawks 58-0 last week, it can’t get much worse for Arizona. Sunday’s matchup between the Detroit Lions and the Arizona Cardinals will be a meaningless matchup between two of the coldest teams in the NFL.After a surprising 10-win season in 2011, the Detroit Lions failed to live up to the hype this season. Despite being the top passing team in the league, the Lions find themselves at 4-9 and are losers of five straight games. Luckily for them, they are about to visit the coldest team in the league. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Thursday, December 13 Lions without five starters at practice ( team was without cornerbacks Chris Houston and Jacob Lacey, safety Louis Delmas, defensive tackle Nick Fairley and tight end Brandon Pettigrew for the portion of practice open to the media. Drew Sharp: Lions’ draft gambles are not paying off (Detroit Free Press)The Lions have the best wide receiver in the NFL, an extremely talented young quarterback who nonetheless has taken a significant step backward this season, and an impressive defensive tackle tandem they probably can’t keep together beyond next season because of salary-cap limitations. Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh on critcism from anonymous teammate: ‘You know where my locker is if you got something to say to me’ ( Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was criticized again last week, but dismissed the latest condemnation. Detroit Lions projected to select CB Dee Milliner in Todd McShay’s first mock draft ( a one season reprieve, it’s back to a point where Detroit Lions fans are spending December thinking more about the draft than the playoffs. Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford shakes off criticism about his performance this season ( Tuesday, December 11Lions put Corey Williams on IR, sign Andre Fluellen (Detroit Free Press)The Lions informed Williams today that they are placing him on season-ending injured reserve because of a right knee injury that has limited him to just seven games this season. Stafford talks touchdowns, Megatron and hitting a stride ( an interview with Sirius NFL Radio Tuesday, quarterback Matthew Stafford discussed, among other things, the offense’s slow start to the season when it came to scoring touchdowns.Detroit Lions second look: Running backs equally effective, Joique Bell slightly more explosive ( in the Detroit Lions’ ground game were essentially even split between running backs Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell in Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers. Monday, December 10 NFL Injuries: Detroit Lions Tight End Brandon Pettigrew Injures Ankle (Rant Sports)The Detroit Lions’ starting tight end, Brandon Pettigrew, injured his ankle in Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. His status was reported as questionable for the upcoming game against the Cardinals. Despite record, Lions plan to play veteran linebackers, not youngsters. (Detroit Free Press)According to Detroit Lions’ defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham, the team will continue to play their veteran linebackers over younger players despite being out of the playoff race. O’Hara’s Monday Countdown: Strong performances aren’t changing the bottom line (Detroit Lions)Much like the Cardinals, the Lions don’t have too much to play for. Both team have clinched their spots at the bottom of their divisions and scrambling to find meaning and answers from their disappointing seasons. Detroit Lions Have Lost 22 Straight Games at Lambeau Field (Rant Sports)The Lions welcome a trip to University of Phoenix Stadium because it means they don’t have to play at Lambeau Field, where the team has not won a game since 1991. Comments   Share   Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford joined “Mike and Mike in the Morning” on ESPN Radio on Wednesday morning. Here’s a full transcript from the interview.Detroit Lions Issue of the Week: Snap a five-game losing streak ( Lions have tied and broke records for futility during their recent struggles. There are only three games remaining in this disappointing season. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Friday, December 14 Detroit Lions Notebook: Teammates support Suh (The News-Herald)Last week, an anonymous Detroit Lions player had a few critical words to say about defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. But this week, center Dominic Raiola came to his defense. Detroit Lions shift focus to Megatron’s record pursuit ( like the Arizona Cardinals, the Detroit Lions chances to make the playoff are long gone. At this point, the team is shifting their focus to star wide receiver Calvin Johnson and his pursuit of the single-season receiving yards record. Pettigrew and Fairley miss practice again ( missing practice for the third time this week, tight end Brandon Pettigrew and defensive tackle Nick Fairley’s availability for Sunday’s game seems unlikely. Ndamukong Suh to fight latest traffic citation (SB Nation)Despite earned millions of dollars a year, Ndamukong Suh plans on going to court and fighting a $130 fine that he received for a recent traffic violation. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been criticized for awkward throws and lack of touchdowns this season, but is not concerned about outside opinions. Detroit Lions still taking Louis Delmas’ status day-by-day after shutting down Corey Williams ( Like Corey Williams, safety Louis Delmas has been battling a knee injury all season. For the second time this week, coach Jim Schwartz was asked if the team is considering shelving Delmas as well. Wednesday, December 12Lions, Cardinals both haunted by tough losses, long losing streaks (Detroit Free Press)When two teams have combined for 14 straight losses, how can you tell which is worse? How bad is bad? How low is low?Coordinator Cut-Up: Cunningham says Jackson is a starting-caliber end ( Lions have plenty of decisions to make on defense this offseason with seven free-agent starters and a number of other key free-agent reserves.Among the latter includes defensive end Lawrence Jackson, who is coming off probably his best game of the season in Green Bay. Jackson recorded a season-high three tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford talks about team’s maturity, leadership role, and importance of finishing strong ( Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more