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Sharapova inspired by Serena to get back to top

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding In battle against sly SMB guards, Ravena gives himself a failing grade Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES “Yeah, that definitely inspires me, absolutely.”Sharapova, one of the highest earners in women’s sport, suffered a string of early defeats after her comeback last April for taking performance-enhancing meldonium but has been working her way back up the rankings since.“I think there are a lot of things that I need to get better at and improve on. But looking at the overall picture, the first thing is that I’m healthy,” a clearly disappointed Sharapova told reporters.“That, to me, is a big thing because I’ll be back on the practice court, I’m not starting from zero.”It was Sharapova’s second Grand Slam appearance since her doping ban. ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting In her first at the US Open last year, as a wildcard she was beaten in the fourth round by Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova.But she turned the tables against the Melbourne Park 14th seed two days ago winning 6-1 7-6 (7/4).“There’s a lot to build from,” said Sharapova. “It’s a lot of things that take time. To be able to get these matches, players that are playing this well, I’m going to face a lot of them this year. I’ll have to bring it.“Today was not enough.” “I’m here because I’m motivated to get better at my craft. I really do believe that I can otherwise I wouldn’t be here,” said the five-time Grand Slam champion after losing 6-1, 6-3 in 64 minutes.“I definitely take great examples of a Federer or a Nadal or a Serena and Venus that have continued to have the motivation that they do at this age,” said Sharapova who turns 31 in April.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s not just walking through a Grand Slam tunnel and getting on court. “There’s so much more to it. I have a lot of admiration for that because I know what goes into creating those moments and getting to that stage. Russia’s Maria Sharapova gestures as she questions a line call during her third round match against Germany’s Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)Maria Sharapova says she is inspired by the likes of thirtysomethings Serena Williams and Roger Federer to get back to the top after her doping ban.The Russian, back in the top 50 after 15 months on the sidelines, had her progress at the Australian Open ruthlessly snuffed out by 2016 champion Angelique Kerber in the third round Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Ricky Ponting starts World Cup preparations

first_imgAustralia captain Ricky Ponting has started his preparations for the upcoming World Cup after being on the sidelines for nearly a month due to a broken finger.Australia captain Ricky Ponting. APPonting is still feeling pain but insisted that he was on track to lead Australia’s defence of the World Cup later this month.The captain batted in the nets for the first time on Wednesday in four weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured little finger but did not face the fast bowlers.Ponting faced a series of throw-downs from batting coach Justin Langer and emerged drenched in sweat after the session.”I’m not too bad, probably better than expected to tell you the truth. It’s the first time I’ve hit any balls for close to a month,” he said.”I started off with soft balls and plastic balls to get the feel of the bat back in my hand again, and the only ones that hurt a lot were where the bat was twisting in my hand a bit. But I’m pretty happy with how the day went,” Ponting was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning Herald.Ponting doesn’t see himself playing in the last two matches of the ongoing ODI series against England but harbours hopes of being fit to play in one of Australia’s two practice games on the subcontinent ahead of the side’s opening World Cup match, against Zimbabwe on February 21.”I think Perth is unlikely. Today was my first hit, and I don’t think Don Bradman could go into a game having a month off with only one or two training sessions under his belt,” Ponting said.advertisement”I think I’m going to have that (pain) for a while to tell you the truth,” Ponting said.”I don’t think it’s going to be one of those things that goes away altogether.”Injury has been a cause for worry for the Australians with Shaun Marsh being the latest casualty.Considered the likely replacement for Ponting, Marsh was on Wednesday ruled out of the final two matches of the one-day series against England.Scans yesterday revealed that Marsh, who has played the last four matches against England after replacing Michael Hussey, received a “low grade” right hamstring injury while batting at the Gabba on Sunday.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

La Liga: Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez on Target as Barcelona Down Eibar

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Madrid: Barcelona’s ‘MSG’ is finally up and running as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann all scored in a ruthless 3-0 victory over Eibar on Saturday.Griezmann’s place in the newly-formed attacking trident has not been secure this season but the Frenchman opened the scoring at Ipurua before teeing up Messi and then playing the crucial pass for Suarez to make it three. An authoritative Barca display thrusts them to the top of La Liga, for a few hours at least before Real Madrid play Real Mallorca, and dismissed suggestions the players might be affected by Friday’s postponement of the Clasico due to protests in Catalonia.Violence in the city of Barcelona and disruptions at El Prat airport meant Ernesto Valverde’s side chose to alter their pre-match routine and embark on a 589-kilometre bus trip to the Basque County on Friday.And all the while, discussions continued over the Clasico against Real Madrid, which had originally been scheduled for next Saturday at Camp Nou but was postponed on Friday and is expected now to go ahead in December.Perhaps chaos off the pitch inspired Barca to unite on it.This was their fifth consecutive victory in all competitions, a sequence which is swiftly erasing memories of their stumbling start to the season.The resurgence has coincided with Messi’s return from injury but it was the fluidity and cohesion of the front three, rather than the Argentinian’s familiar solo brilliance, that will have been most pleasing for Valverde.FOUR FOR GRIEZMANNGriezmann now has four goals since joining Barca from Atletico Madrid last summer but he has not entirely convinced so far, a series of underwhelming showings leading to Ousmane Dembele taking his starting spot against Sevilla before the international break.Dembele might even have continued had he not been sent off and suspended for this game but Griezmann certainly took his chance. This was the third time he has started alongside Messi and Suarez but the first that they have really gelled as a trio.There was good news too for Barcelona in defence, where Samuel Umtiti came through 90 minutes in what was his first appearance of the season. Umtiti, who has been out with a foot injury, replaced the banned Gerard Pique.The only blot on the afternoon was an injury to Sergi Roberto, who hurt his left knee and was replaced at half-time.The visting fans chanted in support of the nine Catalan leaders imprisoned last week for their failed independence bid in 2017.Suarez tried his luck from the halfway line early on before Griezmann’s finish clipped the inside of the post and found the net after 13 minutes.Messi should have made it two before half-time but was denied one-on-one by goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic. He then he played Suarez through but the Uruguayan’s goal was ruled for offside.Barca did make it two just before the hour as Frenkie de Jong’s incisive ball was collected by Suarez. As he lost control, Griezmann took over, flicking left to Messi, who made no mistake.The third involved all three again. Griezmann’s superb reverse pass set Messi clear and while he could have had his second, he generously slipped the ball left for Suarez who found the back of an open goal. Antoine Griezmannbarcelonaeibarfootball First Published: October 19, 2019, 9:34 PM ISTlast_img read more

Secrecy in budget making should be abolished: Yashwant Sinha

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 15 (PTI) Former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha today pitched for reforming the budget making exercise, saying secrecy surrounding it should be done away with in the “era of transparency” and that any changes in excise and customs duties should come into effect only after Parliament passes them.The BJP veteran, who had presented five budgets as Finance Minister, made the comments while addressing the city MLAs as part of an orientation programme on the upcoming Delhi budget, following a request by assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel.”Secrecy surrounding budget making should be abolished. There is no need for the secrecy,” he said.As per current norms, around 10-12 days ahead of presentation of the budget, officials and support staff involved in the budget making are required to stay in the Finance Ministry. They remain cut off from their families till the presentation of the budget.They are not even allowed to contact their near and dear ones through phone or any other form of communication, like email. Only very senior officials in the Finance Ministry are permitted to go home.The Ministry is also made out of bounds for the journalists around two months ahead of the budget presentation.”Officials of Finance Ministry are locked..they are disconnected from outer world so that the budget proposals are not leaked,” he said, adding such precautions are taken as people may take benefit and gave example that traders may hike price of certain products if they know about imminent customs duty hike.advertisementSinha said instead of maintaining secrecy in budget making, government should table the proposals before Parliament and they should be implemented once they are passed.”If there are any changes in taxes in the budget (custom, excise), they are implemented from the midnight of the same day. But, if changes are later rolled back, government, which has already collected taxes for 5-6 weeks, doesnt return the amount,” he said.The secrecy in budget making should be abolished, he said, adding that there is a need for reforms in the whole budget making and presentation process.Sinha was finance minister from 1990?1991 in the government of then Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar. He held the portfolio from March 1998 to July 2002 in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. More PTI BUN MPB SKlast_img read more

On driving

first_img August 17, 2016 at 6:42 pm Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Log in to Reply August 15, 2016 at 11:45 pm MarcioR951 says: Log in to Reply Every Monday morning I catch up with the technology blogs and articles, including Colin Wall’s. His August 4th entry was about driving – how the roads are getting more crowded and, he feels, the skills of most drivers are in decline.I agree with his first proposition but am not so sure about the second. People have always been maddened by other’s skills or lack thereof. Congestion just makes the problems more visible. About 1971 a new section of Route 95 opened between Washington and Baltimore. With four lanes each way one could drive at 100 MPH (not legally) and rarely see another car. Today that same route is often a parking lot and getting to the posted 65 MPH more an aspiration than a reality.45 years ago I caused an accident, not serious, the third of my short driving career up till that point. And the last one till two years ago when on a dark, dark night two blocks from home I hit a deer. I’m not sure if this is a matter of luck or skill, but suspect it’s more the former rather than the latter as I’m not a particularly great driver. My parking is a family joke, and, yes, I did drive down a sidewalk in New Orleans recently but it sure looked like a driveway to me.But I don’t tailgate, leaving a wide gap between my bumper and the person in front of me. That’s an engineering judgement – add margin to a system to absorb unexpected stresses. And I maintain a reasonable speed, not the oh-so-common breakneck pace that seems to indicate the driver feels he’s being pursued by all the demons of Hell.Recently while on a high-speed ramp a car went flying by, probably doing 30 MPH over the limit. He spun out, ending up on the shoulder pointing into traffic. What was amazing was within a second he was underway again, as if this was an everyday occurrence. I would have needed a few minutes to compose myself.I think there’s a moral element to driving. It’s the most dangerous activity most of us will ever engage in. Being careless for a few seconds could take the lives of entire families. A vehicle packs far more kinetic energy than a bandolier of bullets and, as we saw in Nice recently, can wreak a tragic amount of havoc.I’m told the EMS people call collisions “crashes” rather than “accidents.” This makes a lot of sense to me since so many are really on-purposes . When someone elects to perform an unnecessary dangerous maneuver he has made a decision, and we are responsible for our decisions. If X leads to Y, and Y is an undesirable outcome, don’t do X.In his article, Colin proposes mandatory retesting of drivers in certain situations, for instance when one gets older than 70. Here in Maryland one can get quite old without retaking the test. My Mom just renewed hers for eight additional years by mail. She’s 90. Maybe some retesting is logical.But I do wonder about the efficacy of this. A newly-minted license says nothing about a 16-year old’s ability. We know these kids are barely-competent behind the wheel. The test ensures they can park and know the rules of the road, but has no correlation with safe driving behavior.Today we have the curse of technology making the roads even less safe. You can’t drive far without seeing some moron texting behind the wheel. A few weeks ago a young mother driving down the road perpendicular to ours was engaged in some oh-so-important texting and drifted across the other lane directly into a telephone pole.And we have the blessings of technology. She and her one-year-old were merely scratched while the car was destroyed. The air bags did their thing, which is a credit to those engineers who, years before the crash, designed such an effective safety mechanism. Yet there’s a feeling that adding air bags, traction control, and the like leads to more dangerous behavior. But at least some data seems to belie that:Deaths/billion miles traveled. From Wikipedia. Colin is in favor of self-driving cars and expects to see them in a few years. I, too, can’t wait for that technology. But the Google et al approaches are not near-term as the cost for all of the gear is sky-high. Google builds in redundancy which can only increase costs even more. Volume production will eventually change all of that, of course.I think the biggest hurdles to automating automobiles will be regulation and litigation. Be sure that if there’s a minute probability that technology contributed to a fatal crash the lawyers will find the car companies’ deep pockets irresistible.In the meantime, drive safely. I’ve tried to teach my kids to periodically evaluate their habits behind the wheel. Self-reflection is a worthy task for any activity in life, but especially for those where a momentary mistake can have tragic consequences.Jack G. Ganssle is a lecturer and consultant on embedded development issues. He conducts seminars on embedded systems and helps companies with their embedded challenges, and works as an expert witness on embedded issues. Contact him at . His website is . MiR1 says: DiffAmp says: Log in to Reply August 18, 2016 at 5:10 am “Mr. Sinclair made a breakthrough computer in 80’s. Then, he went to transportation and made a breakthrough failure. I am waiting to see if history repeats.” 3 thoughts on “On driving” “Regarding the lawyers finding the car companies’ deep pockets irresistible, I read about an interesting approach on January issue of IEEE Spectrum magazine ( “Imagine that our automotive transportation system didn’t evolve as it has. Imagine that it doesn’t exist and that it was proposed as an idea: Anyone over the age of 16 will be eligible to pilot a vehicle with virtually no required training. The average Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Industry Continue Reading Previous It’s Not a Software Performance Problem — it’s a Software Performance OpportunityNext Sonificationlast_img read more

Bravo hints at frosty Guardiola relationship

first_imgManchester City Bravo hints at frosty Guardiola relationship but rules out Man City exit Sam Lee 06:30 12/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Pep Guardiola Claudio Bravo Manchester City EMBED Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Guardiola Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero The Chilean was not overly enthused when his manager embraced him after the victory at Leicester on Tuesday, and did not have much to say about it Claudio Bravo has hinted at his frosty relationship with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, but insists he has no desire to leave the Premier League leaders anytime soon.Bravo has been reduced to Carabao Cup appearances this season, having lost his place as City No.1 to summer signing Ederson.The Chilean has, however, been the star man in two of his three cup showings, having made a number of one-on-one saves and kept out two shoot-out penalties in the fourth round against Wolves, and saved the decisive spot-kick against Leicester City on Tuesday night. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player That save sparked wild celebrations among the travelling support, with Bravo and his City team-mates racing to join them.Blues boss Guardiola quickly joined in, but when he embraced Bravo from behind, the goalkeeper, who had previously been smiling in celebration, appeared distinctly unmoved.Claudio Bravo Manchester City EMBED Claudio Bravo Manchester City EMBEDPep Guardiola Claudio Bravo Manchester City EMBED Pep Guardiola Claudio Bravo Manchester City EMBEDSources close to the player have told Goal that the relationship between the two is far from rosy. A key moment came following Bravo’s appearance against Huddersfield in the FA Cup last season, after he had been dropped from league action in favour of Willy Caballero.Guardiola congratulated the Chile international for keeping a clean sheet at the John Smith’s Stadium, only to be told by the keeper that had not signed for City to play in such matches.Bravo, speaking after Tuesday’s game, suggested that their relationship is indeed strained.”Well, it is what it is,” he said after being questioned about Guardiola’s hug. “He is grateful for the two penalty shoot-outs in which it was my turn to help the team, but other than that there is nothing else to say.”The 34-year-old has recently been linked with a move away from City, with Argentine side River Plate named as a potential destination.But Bravo is settled in England and pleased with the life he has made for his family since he left Barcelona.”I have a very clear picture,” he said, talking about his eventual plans for retirement. “There has been stuff about River or I don’t know where, today there was an article that I was already preparing to return [to South America]… I think there’s a long way to go for that.”I think life is not only about football, life involves a lot more, I have a family to consider, they are living in Manchester, we are thrilled that the kids are learning the language perfectly.”These are things that we consider as a family, setting aside whether I’m playing or not. It’s all about being calm, to keep working, keep doing my job when I’m called upon, and being patient. In that sense I’m calm, at my age I’m not going crazy, as I said in life there are many things more important than football.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Census to be Conducted in Communities around Vernamfield

first_imgA census is to be conducted shortly in the communities surrounding the US$2.5-billion Vernamfield development project site in Clarendon.This was disclosed by Project Manager for the implementation of the Vernamfield project, Colonel Oscar Derby, who will be coordinating and overseeing all the activities pertaining to the project.“We have to know the demographics, (that is) how many people are living in the areas, and how many households,” he said, while addressing a Vernamfield Development Town Hall Meeting, held at the Power of Faith Ministries, Gimme-me-Bit, Clarendon, on Thursday (October 11).Dubbed, ‘Aerotropolis Vernamfield’, the project, which is about to enter its first phase, involves the development of lands that previously housed an army base, as an aerodrome to provide international air cargo and logistics services, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services and an aeronautical training school.Colonel Derby informed that the surveys will be done by engaging persons under the Government’s Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme, which provides educational and job opportunities for young people.He noted that the majority of the persons in that programme who will be conducting the surveys and other activities, will be drawn from the community, “because it has to be persons who know the community and know the community well.”“They will be given six weeks training in values, attitude and work ethics,  and then they will undergo an apprenticeship in whatever area of activity they are going to participate, during the project,” Colonel Derby said.“This will include maintenance of the airport after it is bushed. So, the youth in the community will be recruited under that programme and will participate…to the extent that the programme allows,” he added.It is expected that other persons from the community will also be employed under the project. In the meantime, Colonel Derby said the project’s phase one activities, which begin this month, involves the development of the first 170 acres of land designated for the project and is to be undertaken by the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ). This will include de-bushing and clearing of the existing north-south runway to accommodate aircraft up to a specified size. The phase is to run over a nine-month period.A sum of $300 million has been set aside to carry out the initial activities, which also include erecting fences and gates, primary electrical connection and distribution, and runway testing and rehabilitation.“Very soon, the contractor for the bushing will be starting that job and you will see Vernamfield begin looking more like an airport, rather than just a track to go from Gimme-me-Bit to the other road,” Colonel Derby told community members.The first phase of the project will also see the start of general aviation activities, including hands-on flight training; initial MRO activities; crop dusting; and the establishment of hangers to accommodate aeronautical activities, which would be transferred from the Tinson Pen Aerodrome to Vernamfield.Space will also be provided for parking and buildings for the general public, airside and landside buildings and other facilities for the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), whose Air Wing will also be relocated; as well as Tinson Pen staff and stakeholders. The aerotropolis concept is a new urban form where cities are built around airports, so as to speedily connect time-sensitive suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and business people to distant customers and markets.The concept combines airport planning, urban planning, business site planning to create a new sustainable urban form. It aims specifically to facilitate Jamaica becoming the fourth logistics hub in the world.Aerotropolis Vernamfield will offer bulk, manufacturing and logistics facilities as well as business to over 150 countries in Asia, the Americas, Western Europe and Africa’s West Coast.last_img read more

6 Dead Over 8 Lakh Affected In Assam Flood Rivers Above Danger

first_imgGUWAHATI: More than eight lakh people have been affected in Assam as monsoon floods have inundated at least 21 of the 33 districts in the state. The Brahmaputra river, one of the largest in the world that cuts through the state’s biggest city Guwahati, and five others are flowing above the danger mark, officials have said. Six people have died so far due to floods in Assam. Officials say over 27,000 hectares of farmland is under floodwater and more than 7,000 people have been evacuated to 68 relief camps across Assam. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day With more rain predicted over the weekend, ferry services across the state have been stopped since Friday. Dhemaji and Lakhimpur in the tea-rich Upper Assam, and Bongaigaon and Barpeta in Lower Assam are the worst hit. Officials said floodwaters from the higher areas will flow towards the valleys, worsening the situation in Lower Assam areas. Barpeta is the worst-affected with over 85,000 people seeking shelter, said the Assam State Disaster Management Authority. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penalty Floodwaters also entered Kaziranga National Park in Upper Assam – home of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros – forcing the animals to take shelter on platforms constructed for their safety during flood, officials said. Speed restriction has been imposed on movement of vehicles along the National Highway near the park as the animals would try to evade floodwaters and reach higher grounds, crossing the highway. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal spoke with the deputy commissioners of the affected districts via video conference on Thursday to assess the situation. He directed the deputy commissioners to set up round-the-clock control rooms and respond to people’s calls for help during emergency. Amid the flood, Assam is also grappling with rising cases of encephalitis and the state government has cancelled the leaves of all health department employees till the end of September to deal with the outbreak. Nine districts in Assam are most vulnerable to encephalitis. Since 2013, over 700 people have died of the disease.(Inputs from read more

Toronto donors confident Leibovitz photos will be displayed warn of art chill

first_imgHALIFAX – A wealthy Toronto family that donated a multi-million-dollar collection of Annie Leibovitz photographs to a small Halifax art gallery is confident the works will eventually be displayed, but warns that a federal board’s refusal to recognize the art’s cultural value could harm Canadian galleries and museums.The Mintz family said it is “incredibly disappointed” the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board decided not to grant the bulk of the collection donated to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia a certification of cultural significance, which comes with important tax breaks for donors.“We don’t believe that a bureaucratic panel in Ottawa should be rejecting what the museums themselves acknowledge as important gifts,” Bonnie Jackson, a spokeswoman for the family, said in an emailed statement Friday.“In Canada, a program of incentives ensures that public galleries can acquire great collections. Without it, our museums would suffer.”The Mintz family donated more than 2,000 photos by the famed American portrait artist to the Halifax gallery four years ago.The collection includes the Rolling Stone cover of Yoko Ono and John Lennon, a naked and pregnant Demi Moore, a brooding image of the Queen, Whoopi Goldberg bathing in milk and images of the Blues Brothers.The gallery has submitted four applications to the federal review board for certification.“We are surprised that, once again, (the board) has refused to recognize Annie Leibovitz’s hand-picked collection as being of outstanding significance and national importance,” Jackson said. “The rationale behind their decision, or how they came to this conclusion at all, is something we do not understand and do not wish to speculate on.”Still, Jackson said the Mintz family does not see this as the end of the road, and is confident a solution will be found so that one day the collection can be “proudly showcased.”The art gallery said that although it owns all the pieces, Leibovitz maintains the copyright and it’s up to her whether they can be shown publicly.The photographer has not yet spoken publicly on the matter.Toronto art lawyer Aaron Milrad has echoed the family’s concerns about the board’s repeated refusal to certify the Leibovitz works, noting that it could send a chill over the art world.At issue, Milrad said this week, is a discrepancy between the appraised value of the works and the reported purchase price.The Mintz family bought the collection for US$4.75 million, he said, but the photos have an appraised value closer to $20 million.Milrad said if the collection had been granted the cultural certification, the donor would have received a sizable tax break.To complicate matters, the contract between the artist and the donor stipulated that a final payment was due upon certification, he said.The Mintz family spokeswoman said she could not share the board’s decision publicly due to a confidentiality agreement with Leibovitz.last_img read more

Canaccord Genuity cuts 125 staff writes down assets and posts 3464 million

TORONTO — The weakness experienced in stock markets around the world has taken a toll on one of Canada’s largest brokerage firms, Canaccord Genuity, which is cutting seven per cent of its workforce and writing down the value of its business assets.As a result, Canaccord (TSX:CF) is recording a $346.4 million net loss for its fiscal third quarter, or $3.91 per share.The company — which has its principle offices in Vancouver and Toronto — says the staff reduction affects 125 people in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. The company also closed an office in Barbados during the quarter.Infor’s Neil Selfe believes his indie brokerage model works even as other boutique firms closeNow off to Euro-Pacific, long journey for group of bought and sold brokers continuesThe workforce cuts are part of $4.3 million in restructuring expenses during the third quarter that ended Dec. 31. An additional $14 million of restructuring costs will be recorded in Canaccord’s fourth quarter, which ends March 31.Canaccord also took a $4 million writedown of its investment in Canadian First Financial, which offers mortgage and other financial services to retail customers.The biggest portion of Canaccord’s third quarter loss is a $321 million writedown of the value of its capital markets division, which provides research, advisory, trading and corporate finance services to institutional and corporate clients.“Due to the combined effect of weak equity market conditions globally and in each of our principal operating regions, these reporting units have experienced declines in business activity, revenue and profitability,” Canaccord said.Revenue for the three months ended Dec. 31 was $181.8 million, up nine per cent or $15.4 million from a year earlier.But expenses grew even more, rising by $20.1 million to $204.2 million without the usual items. Including the significant special items, expenses grew by $340.5 million to $532.5 million. read more

India says Lanka owns island

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs has opposed the DMK’s attempt to force a discussion on the sensitive issue of India’s agreement with Sri Lanka on the Katchatheevu island.India had recognised the territorial rights of Sri Lanka over the island in 1974, which was a disputed land until then, the Economic Times in India reported today.In a letter to the office of the Lok Sabha Speaker, MEA said the matter DMK sought to raise in the House, “is already settled between the two countries. Discussions of these matters on the floor of the House would not be desirable as this may prove embarrassing for our relations with Sri Lanka, a close and friendly neighboring country”.The MEA move came after DMK gave notice to the office of the Speaker on the eve of the monsoon session of Parliament, seeking a short-duration discussion under Rule 193.The DMK quit the UPA coalition earlier this year protesting India’s refusal to take up alleged human rights violations against ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka at the hands of the Sri Lankan army.As the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils has recently rocked Tamil Nadu politics, the issue of access to Katchatheevu and the legality of the 1974 agreement between India and Sri Lanka has once again come to the fore.In his notice, DMK member TKS Elangovan said his party wanted a discussion on the need “to urge the Government of India to reject and scrap the Katchatheevu agreement which is against the constitutional mandate and not concurred by Parliament and the Government of India”. DMK’s main rival, Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu, has filed a writ in the Supreme Court demanding the same. read more

Funding agencies offer competitions for students to pitch research

The work student researchers do can be groundbreaking and life-changing for the general public. To help students spread the word about their own work, there are four national competitions coming up from January to April where students can learn new skills, meet people and possibly win cash prizes.Science! Action! Organizer: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)Deadline: Jan. 18To enter the Science, Action! contest, students submit a maximum 60-second video and a 100-word written description of a research project or initiative at Brock University that is funded by NSERC.“Your video should explain cool research using everyday language,” says the website. “It should be creative, informative and look and sound great.” Cash prizes range from $2,500 to $3,500.See Brock’s entries last year.Science ExposedOrganizer: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)Deadline: Jan. 31This is a photographic competition devoted exclusively to images of scientific research. The competition is also open to faculty. There are three jury prizes of $2,000 and a People’s Choice prize of $1,000.“Showcase your work and creativity to provide Canadians with a whole new perspective on science,” says the website.A Brock University team was a finalist last year.For more information on these three competitions, visit the VITAE Essential Skills site.The StorytellersOrganizer: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)Deadline: Jan. 31In a maximum of three minutes on video or in a 300-word document, student researchers tell Canadians about a SSHRC-funded project they are pursuing at Brock University.“Grab our attention, be creative, push the boundaries: use a podcast, video, infographic—or surprise us with something new,” says the website. The top 25 submissions will receive a cash prize of $3,000 in the first round of judging and the final five winners will receive an expense-paid trip for their presentations to be featured at the 2017 SSHRC Impact Awards event in Toronto.Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Brock’s 3MT Challenge preliminary round, Feb. 16Deadline for presentation abstracts: Jan. 31This annual competition gives grad students three minutes to explain their research in a way that captivates judges and others from outside their discipline. The winner of Brock’s challenge is awarded $500 and runner-up $250. See complete details in The Brock News. read more

Seattle talking about return of Richard Sherman with 49ers

RENTON, Wash. — Pete Carroll looked to a Seahawks staffer with a bemused expression as he continued to field questions about a player who is no longer part of Seattle’s locker room.“Pretty good love-fest for Sherm,” Carroll quipped.Richard Sherman’s impending return to Seattle this week has dominated the conversation and will dominate the attention leading into Sunday’s game between the Seahawks and Sherman’s new team in San Francisco. For good reason, too. Sherman remains one of the central figures in Seattle’s success during Carroll’s tenure that included the franchise’s only Super Bowl title.Yet, his time in Seattle ended with a messy separation this past off-season. It was a business decision that ultimately led to Sherman finding a new home in San Francisco. And while the relationship between Sherman and the Seahawks was at times contentious, there was respect for what he helped the franchise accomplish.“We had tremendous conversations all the way through the stages of what happened at the end,” Carroll said. “Sherm and I were sitting in my office eye-to-eye talking through everything and it was really straightforward and clear and he was handling his own business and he had to be really on top of it, which he was, and did a fantastic job for himself, too. But our communication was great.”Sherman was a three-time All-Pro during his seven seasons in Seattle. He developed from a lightly regarded fifth-round pick into one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, an anchor for Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” secondary that’s now been completely taken apart due to departures and injuries. Sherman seemed to always find his way into the centre of attention, whether it was talking smack to Tom Brady after beating the Patriots in a 2012 regular-season game, antics directed toward Michael Crabtree after the 2013 NFC championship game, or barking at coaches on the sideline.It was clearly time for a change and it included some critical comments Sherman had for Carroll on his way out. Carroll said he wasn’t bothered.“I know who Sherm is. I know him way differently than you guys probably think I do. I think the world of him,” Carroll said. “There was times (when) he was here where he might have said something that I didn’t agree with and had to work through it and all that. He is his own man. He was a stud of a guy when he was here and whatever came out in the transition came out. I could care less about that.”Cornerback Shaquill Griffin thinks of Sherman as a mentor. When Griffin arrived last year as a rookie, Sherman became a guide to Griffin on how to be a pro.“I didn’t expect him to take me under his wing the way he did. That was all a surprise to me but I’m grateful that he did,” Griffin said. “I came in, he had open arms for me and whatever it took. I remember he told me, ‘I won’t give you so much you can’t handle unless I know you can.’ I remember after the first couple of games he was like, ‘You know what, I see you’re ready. I’m going to give you everything I know and we’re going to go from there.’ It’s not like he got paid to do stuff like that. He doesn’t. So you can tell he’s really a genuine guy.”Bobby Wagner joked there will likely be a lot of trash talking and that he won’t let Sherman get an interception even if that means coming off the sideline to make sure it doesn’t happen. Wagner became serious when asked about what kind of reception Sherman should receive. Sports radio has been filled with questions about whether Sherman should be lauded or booed upon his return.“He should be received with the loudest cheer they could possibly cheer and the warmest of welcomes. It’s not like he said, ‘I hate this team, I want to leave.’ There is a business side of everything,” Wagner said. “I would be surprised if anybody booed. If they did boo him they weren’t a Richard Sherman fan in the first place. I think he deserves the applause. He was part of the team that helped bring the city the first football championship. I wouldn’t expect anything other than respect.”NOTES: LB K.J. Wright is “away from the team” this week doing rehab on his troublesome knee that has caused him to miss the past two games, Carroll said. Wright will not play this week. … Seattle activated RB J.D. McKissic to the 53-man roster. McKissic had been out all season after suffering a foot injury in the preseason and was placed on injured reserve. He returned to practice last week.___More AP NFL: and Booth, The Associated Press read more

Great Mines – Petras Kimberley and More

first_imgKimberley underground minesThe company’s two large underground mines of Cullinan (May 2012, pp8-15) and Finsch (June 2012, pp10-13) have already been covered. Kimberley is the other very emotive name in the stable. Here at the home of diamond mining, Kimberley Underground comprises three kimberlite pipe mines in close proximity: Bultfontein (10 ha at surface), Dutoitspan (11 ha) and Wesselton (9 ha). These mines were integral to the economic development of South Africa as their output effectively financed development of the nascent gold industry. They are currently mining at depths of between 845 and 995 m below surface.They have a history of producing large diamonds and fancy yellows, such as the Oppenheimer (253 ct rough and the Kimberley Octahedral (616 ct rough).Petra’s expansion plan at Kimberley Underground envisages production rising from about 57,000 ct in FY 2011 to some 120,000 ct/y by FY 2013. Total resources (inclusive of reserves) amount to 7.1 Mct, to a currently known depth of 1,060 m. All three employ block caving at current depths of 845 m (Bultfontein), 870 m (Dutoitspan) and 995 m (Wesselton). Bultfontein is mined using a slusher drift block cave mining method simultaneously with the rim loading section. The Dutoitspan and Wesselton mines employ a slusher drift block caving method.FY 2011 marked the first full year for Kimberley Underground under Petra management, following completion of the acquisition in May 2010. There was encouragement in the prices achieved for its production, with the average of $333/ct for the period considerably exceeding initial expectations. At the new Joint Shaft plant, which services the Bultfontein and Dutoitspan pipes, Petra experienced some initial difficulties relating to slimes and tailings disposal. To deal with the high percentage of fines material inherent in the Bultfontein and Dutoitspan ROM ore, Petra introduced a scrubber into the processing circuit, and is also introducing an apron feeder to handle material with a high level of mud content. It is anticipated that these measures will ensure adequate fines removal and increase throughput.Joint Shaft plant re-crush circuit at Kimberley Underground – a plant assistant cleaning the crusher sizing screenThe company has built up a ROM stockpile at surface, estimated to be 0.4 Mt in size, which gives flexibility to make up some of the lower recent production levels by processing higher tonnages once the plant throughput issues have been overcome.The plan for processing at Wesselton involves a combination of a mobile pan plant together with a new plant (similar to that constructed at Joint Shaft). The new main plant at Kimberley remains on track for commissioning in Q4 FY 2012.Unit costs of approximately R191/t in FY 2011 were negatively impacted by reduced throughput. These costs were expected to improve once the Wesselton plant is fully operational.Of the $13 million capex in FY 2011, approximately $9.5 million was spent on improvements to the Joint Shaft treatment plant. A further $3.5 million was applied to the acquisition of adjacent land, buildings and infrastructure relating to water reticulation and slimes handling facilities (by assuming a rehabilitation guarantee).De Beers’ Kimberley processing plant that continues to recover diamonds from the tailings dumpsKimberley Underground has a current mine plan of 11 years, which could be extended as Petra more thoroughly investigates the resources of these mines at depth and the East Blow at surface.De Beers continues to manage its surface mining (tailings recovery) at Kimberley, which operates independently of the underground mine workings. It has a custom-built recovery plant developed to efficiently treat and to recover diamonds which produces some 400,000 ct/month. De Beers expects Kimberley diamond recovery operations to continue through 2023.Expanding KoffiefonteinKoffiefontein (11 ha pipe at surface) is one of the world’s top diamond mines by average value per carat and produces exceptional white and coloured diamonds, a regular proportion of which are of between 5 and 30 ct. Underground mining of the high value, low-grade Koffiefontein kimberlite pipe is supplemented by tailings treatment from a 65 Mt tailings deposit and open-pit mining of the 5 ha satellite pipe named Ebenhaezer.Open-pit mining at the satellite Ebenhaezer pipe at KoffiefonteinTotal resources (inclusive of reserves) amount to 6.1 Mct, to a current depth of 690 m, though the orebody remains open-ended at depth. The current mining method is front cave, currently at a depth of 490 m. The mine plan is for 14 years but the potential life could be more than 20 years.Koffiefontein achieved an average value per carat of $564 for FY 2011, up 40% on the comparative period despite the overall average being reduced to some extent by a higher proportion of lower value tailings production in the total sales mix. ROM production for the year was 35,139 ct (H1 FY 2011: 27,390 ct; H2 FY 2011: 7,749 ct). Tailings production was 12,817 ct for the period (H1 FY 2011: 7,110 ct; H2 FY 2011: 5,707 ct). Capex of $11 million for FY 2011 was mostly spent on underground development and mining equipment.Koffiefontein – Mining overviewWaste ingress and reduced production from 52 level significantly affected the ROM grade (3.1 ct/100 t in H2 FY 2011 as compared to 5.9 ct/100 t in H1 FY 2011). As at Cullinan and Finsch, Petra’s development plan at Koffiefontein will establish new production levels where the company will eventually have access to undiluted ore. Once this has been achieved, Petra expects the overall ROM grade at Koffiefontein to improve to about 8 ct/100 t, but it is expected that lower ROM grades could be reported until FY 2014.Extensive stress modelling simulations have indicated that the planned front cave at the 580 m level be changed to a sub-level cave mining method between the 560 and 600 m elevations. It is expected that this plan will be executed within the original timetable and capex forecasts, with annual production expected to reach 1 Mt/y in approximately three years and reach 1.2 Mt/y in about five years, delivering over 100,000 ct/y (ROM and tailings) by FY 2017.Different FissuresThe Fissure Mines consist of three mines Helam, Sedibeng and Star which are unusual mines in that the diamonds are extracted from kimberlite dykes and not pipes. Northland Capital noted in its report on Petra of March 8, 2012 that “dykes are narrower and more difficult to mine and as a result, the mining cost per tonne is around seven times that of a kimberlite pipe. This financial year (2012), Petra is expected to produce 2.2 Mct over all its operations, an increase of 100% on last year. The Fissure’s will contribute around 5% of the total carats and 8% of revenue generated this year. As Petra continues to expand its production to just under 4 Mct by 2014, the Fissures contribution will drop to 3% of the total carats produced and 4% of the revenue.”The Sedibeng operation is an amalgamation of two mines: Messina and Dancarl. The mines are operating at depths of between 600 and 750 m. Plans to increase production from just over 87,000 ct in FY 2011 to 140,000 ct/y by FY 2015 are currently being implemented.The strike lengths of the fissures at surface ae 6 km at Helam (depth of current mining 750 m), 2.4 km at Sedibeng (750 m) and 4.5 km at Star (620 m). Helam and Sedibeng employ full shrinkage overhand stoping, while Star is an open stope underhand operation.Helam and Sedibeng put in a strong performance in FY 2011, with revenue for the Fissures unit as a whole up 62% to $21.8 million and overall production up 18% to 87,488 ct. The average value per carat achieved also increased 32% to $244. For FY 2012, Petra expects a similar level of combined production across the fissure portfolio to FY 2011.At Star, “where operations are challenging, a disappointing performance was recorded for the year, as reflected in the impairment charge incurred,” Petra reported.Unit costs for the Fissures remain flat despite cost pressures specifically relating to electricity and labour. The majority of the $5.2 million capex in FY 2011 was spent on continuing underground development across the fissure mines including a headgear installation at Sedibeng’s Dancarl shaft.Additionally, $11.0 million was spent in respect of the Helam projects manufacturing facility for equipment under construction for other mines and projects within the Group.Northland Capital further reported that “the Fissure mines have a total resource of just under 5 Mct with an average diamond value of $255/ct. The large amount of maintenance capex spent by Petra from 2009 to 2011 has ensured that the mines will continue to produce at their current rate with a low maintenance capex for years to come.” IMlast_img read more

Womens EHF EURO 2014 Daily tickets for Preliminary Round from 6 to

The ticket sale for the Women’s EHF EURO 2014 in Hungary and Croatia, the European Handball Federation’s flagship national team event, has begun today. Tickets can be bought via, the tournament’s official website.Tickets for preliminary round match days start from 10 euro in Debrecen, 8 euro in Varazdin and 30 euro in Györ. In the fourth group phase venue, Osijek, prices will start from as low as 6 euro for a full match day.Tickets for main round match days are available from 11 euro (Zagreb) or 20 euro (Debrecen). Tickets prices for the final on 21 December 2014 in Budapest start at 50 euro.Overall there are tickets in four different categories available for matches in Hungary and in two different categories for matches in Croatia.The official match schedule for the final tournament has also been released. It sees 2012 Olympic Games bronze medallists Spain facing Poland in the first match of the tournament at 18:00 hrs on 7 December, before co-hosts Hungary officially open the event with their Group A match against Russia at 20:30 hrs.At the final tournament draw in Zagreb on 19 June 2014 the participating teams were draw in the following groups:Hungary, Spain, Russia, and Poland will play in Group A. The matches will take place at the newly constructed Audi Arena in Györ.Norway, Denmark, Romania and Ukraine will play in Group B at the 9,000-capacity Fönix Hall in Debrecen.Sweden, Germany, Croatia and Netherlands will play in Group C at the 5,000-capacity Arena Varazdin in Varazdin.Montenegro, France, Serbia and Slovakia will play in Group D at the 3,500-capacity Gradski VRT in Osijek.Main round matches will take place in Debrecen and in the Zagreb Arena in Croatia’s capital (capacity 15,200). For the semi-finals and the final the tournament moves to Budapest’s Papp Laszlo Sportarena (capacity 12,500).source: EHF handball qatarQatar 2015Women’s EHF EURO 2014 ← Previous Story Spanish youngstar Ignacio Plaza will play at Men’s U20 EURO 2014 Next Story → THW Kiel squad for upcoming season 2014/2015 read more

Sabpab un nouveau malware visant les Mac repéré

first_imgSabpab : un nouveau malware visant les Mac repéréAlors qu’Apple tente de lutter contre le malware Flashback et plusieurs de ses variantes via une mise à jour Java, une nouvelle déclinaison du virus a été détectée. Baptisée Sabpab, elle exploite la même faille que les précédentes, et ne représente donc pas de réelle menace.Sabpab, c’est le nom d’une énième variante du malware Flashback récemment repéré par l’éditeur d’anti-virus Sophos. Ce cheval de Troie, également baptisé Backdoor.OSX.SabPub, s’installe avec discrétion sur les Mac, et permet aux hackeurs de prendre le contrôle à distance des machines, et de récupérer des fichiers sur les ordinateurs infectés.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Toutefois Sabpab exploite encore et toujours la même faille pour s’attaquer aux ordinateurs d’Apple. Pour s’en protéger, il suffit donc d’installer la mise à jour Java publiée récemment par la firme à la pomme afin de combler cette faille et lutter contre Flashback et ses diverses déclinaisons.Quant aux machines déjà infectées, Sophos indique que ce nouveau cheval de Troie peut être détecté dans les sauvegardes Time Machine. Pour repérer sa présence, les utilisateurs des machines Apple sont invités à vérifier si deux fichiers sont apparus dans les dossiers Bibliothèque/Préférences, et le cas échéant, à les supprimer. Ils sont baptisés et 16 avril 2012 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Alimentation cest quoi être flexitarien

first_imgAlimentation : c’est quoi être flexitarien ?A tous ceux que le végétarisme ou le végétalisme tentaient, sans oser pour autant sauter le pas, ne pouvant tenir un régime drastique excluant toute chair animale, le flexitarisme est pour vous. Ce courant qui tente à se généraliser par son caractère conciliant et pratique, autorise à manger des protéines animales, quand il le faut, avec parcimonie. Il y a plusieurs raisons qui peuvent pousser un homme ou une femme à devenir végétarien(ne). Ne plus vouloir manger de chair animale peut ainsi relever de goûts, de convictions personnelles, d’une prise de conscience, de conditions pratiques voire économiques. Quoiqu’il en soit, c’est un pas que certains tentent de passer sans réussir pourtant à se tenir au régime strict d’une exclusion totale de viande. A tous ceux que le végétarisme tente, sans pour autant séduire complètement, il existe maintenant une nouvelle pratique, le flexitarisme, qui fait de plus en plus d’adeptes. Le principe est simple, respecter l’animal et se tenir à une consommation minimale de viande. Multiplier les fruits et les légumes en se permettant quelques écarts par nécessité ou simplement par envie. Cette pratique alimentaire venue des Etats-Unis s’apparente en fait à un semi-végétarisme, l’occasion de manger des protéines animales devant être rare et contrôlée. Aussi, il n’est pas exclu que bon nombre de personnes soient en fait déjà flexitarienne sans même s’en rendre compte. Autrement dit, le néologisme a plutôt servi à mettre un nom ce qui existait déjà. Que mange un flexitarien ? A l’instar du plus connu végétarien, le flexitarien va faire certains choix dans son alimentation, tout d’abord concernant la viande. Cette dernière ne doit être consommée qu’occasionnellement en privilégiant la viande blanche. De même pour le poisson ou les oeufs. Les fruits et légumes sont en revanche largement consommés, cuits ou frais, de préférence de saison et encore mieux cueillis localement.L’assiette du flexitarien fait la part belle aux céréales et aux légumineuses afin de remplacer les protéines animales. Mais les produits de base doivent être non raffinés, pas de sucre blanc, ni de pain blanc, ni de farines blanches. Les acides gras saturés contenus dans la viande rouge et le beurre notamment doivent être limités. Toutefois, comme son nom l’indique, le régime reste assez flexible. Pourquoi devenir flexitarien ?Les motivations d’adopter une telle pratique peuvent être multiples mais on remarque que ces dernières années, les changements de modes alimentaires ont été conséquents. En Inde, on compterait aujourd’hui 40% de végétariens (2% en France) et la consommation mondiale de légumes et fruits aurait augmenté de 18 à 19% en 2010. Comme pour le végétarisme, les raisons peuvent être d’ordre financier, le prix de la viande et du poisson augmentant sans cesse mais aussi par souci moral ou par conviction. En effet, la cause animale touche de plus en plus de monde, en corrélation avec une dynamique de sauvegarde de la planète et sa biodiversité. Un rapport récent de la FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) dénonce ainsi le rôle important de l’élevage mondial dans le réchauffement climatique : intensif, il serait responsable de 18% des émissions de gaz à effet de serre. Il causerait également une forte dégradation des sols et polluerait l’eau par les déchets animaux, pesticides, hormones et engrais. A ce jour, les pâturages utilisent 26% des surfaces terriennes mondiales et 8% de l’eau planétaire. Il convient donc pour le végétarien, le végétalien (exclusion de toute protéine animale comme le poisson et les œufs), ou désormais le flexitarien de chercher à protéger la cause animale (20% de la biomasse animale est destinée à l’élevage). Un flexitarisme bon pour la santé Mais la volonté de devenir flexitarien peut également se justifier par des questions de santé. La dangerosité d’une consommation excessive de certaines viandes n’est plus à prouver et les autorités sanitaires nous encouragent régulièrement à réduire l’apport en protéines animales au profit des protéines végétales. C’est pourquoi le régime du flexitarien limite l’apport en plusieurs éléments reconnus comme nocifs pour l’organisme comme les acides gras saturés. À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?Le docteur Franck Gigon, auteur de “La méthode flexitarienne” explique que les comportements sont en pleine mutation. Un véritable engouement serait ainsi apparu résultant d’une prise de conscience et d’un comportement écocitoyen. En 2003, l’American Dialect Society a choisi le mot “flexitarian” comme le néologisme le plus utile de l’année, le définissant comme “un végétarien qui mange occasionnellement de la viande”. Une définition qui a sans surprise de quoi irriter quelque peu les véritables végétariens et végétaliens… Mais les sites se multiplient sur la Toile pour faire connaitre cette nouvelle pratique. De quoi convaincre de plus en plus de personnes de faire davantage attention à leur alimentation.  Le 12 juin 2013 à 18:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

District court chooses new commissioner

first_imgThe Clark County District Court bench has selected Senior Deputy Prosecutor Abbie Bartlett to join them as a part-time court commissioner.Bartlett, who is the unit coordinator for the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office’s elder justice unit, will fill the seat vacated by Commissioner Todd George, who moved into the full-time commissioner seat last month.“I feel very privileged to be a part of the Clark County District Court bench. Clark County is such a great community, and I intend to work every day to treat people fairly, respectfully and in accordance with the law,” Bartlett said.Bartlett was selected out of 20 applicants.“We had many qualified candidates, but we were most impressed with her qualifications, background and enthusiasm to join us. Abbie also has been volunteering as a pro-tem judge to get experience and is doing a great job. She is going to be a fantastic addition to our Clark County bench,” District Court Judge Darvin Zimmerman said in an email.After 11 years with the prosecuting attorney’s office, Bartlett said she’s built a solid foundation and is ready to take those skills to the other side of the bench. In addition to the elder justice unit, she’s worked as an appellate attorney, a team leader in the juvenile unit, and in the domestic violence and general felony units, as well as District Court.“I feel like I have a really unique opportunity, because there’s such a wide variety of people from the community who come before us. I look forward to positively shaping the community’s perception of the judicial system,” Bartlett said.last_img read more

CIBC donates to Bahamas National Trust

first_imgCAPTION: Sean Blyden, Branch Manager at CIBC FirstCaribbean Shirley Street branch, presents a donation cheque to Lynn Gape, Deputy Executive Director, Bahamas National Trust. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNew Providence, Bahamas, December 21, 2016 – The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) has its hands full protecting the nation’s natural flora and fauna at the thirty-two natural parks that it manages across the archipelago.This holiday season, CIBC FirstCaribbean lent a helping hand by making a donation to the BNT to assist with the non-profit organization’s conservation and education programs.  “Corporate sponsorship like the assistance from CIBC FirstCaribbean is really important to The National Trust; we need all the support we can get,” said Lynn Gape, Deputy Executive Director of the Bahamas National Trust. “It helps us to keep our programs like our Discovery Club and education initiatives open to the 10,000 kids who participate each year.”BNT conducts a variety of educational outreach activities through sixty Discovery Clubs scattered across eleven islands and through summer camps for students of various ages. CIBC FirstCaribbean has been a continuous supporter for BNT, having sponsored the Discovery Club and other programs in previous years.“The Bahamas National Trust brings together two important ideals for CIBC FirstCaribbean as an active corporate citizen,” said Marie Rodland-Allen, Managing Director of CIBC FirstCaribbean. “Protection of the natural environment and the development of our youth are two central pillars of the bank’s corporate giving platform.  We hope that through this donation we can help the BNT in their goal to not only preserve our environment today, but to cultivate future leaders who will continue to do so tomorrow.” Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting #MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more