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  • No crisis at Real Madrid despite Wembley mauling, says Cristiano Ronaldo

    first_imgCristiano Ronaldo played down talk of crisis at Real Madrid after the European and Spanish champions were trounced 3-1 on their Wembley debut against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.The Portuguese scored his sixth goal in this year’s Champions League and 111th overall but it was merely a consolation effort as his side were outplayed on their first ever appearance at the iconic stadium.Defeat left Real second in Group H, three points behind Tottenham who will seal top spot if they win one of their last two games away to Borussia Dortmund or home to Apoel Nicosia.Zinedine Zidane’s side also trail Barcelona by eight points after 10 games in La Liga following a shock defeat by Girona at the weekend — a result that means Real have suffered their worst domestic start for five years.”You can’t always be at your best — there are good moments and bad moments,” Ronaldo, who had never been on the losing side against Tottenham, including in 11 matches against the London club for Manchester United, told reporters.”We’re relaxed. What counts is what happens at the end (of the season), not what happens now. We need to stay calm.”We’re not in the best moment — we have to accept that and keep working. We could lose three, four, five games and I still wouldn’t think there’s a crisis.”We’re in a bad run and we want to change things. We’ve got a long way to go in order to do that but I’m sure we will. Football is about winning but people forget the good things this side did a few months ago. I’m relaxed.advertisement”I don’t think it’s a question of attitude. We won’t hide, we’ll work to turn this around.”Zidane said before kickoff that he relished the challenge of recovering from setbacks. He could not have envisaged his side being so comprehensively outplayed, though, as Real lost for only the second time in 22 European fixtures.Like Ronaldo, he said there was no need to panic, even if he knows Thursday’s headlines will not make pleasant reading.”You always ask me if I’m worried, but I’m not worried. I’m never going to be, whatever happens,” the Frenchman said.”We’re not in a good moment, but there’s time to change that.”Of course the dressing room isn’t happy. It’s a tough defeat for us today, but at the same time it’s deserved. Tottenham deserved to win.”We know how to change this. We’re going to change this. We have to ride this out.”Zidane refuted suggestions his side, run ragged at times by Spurs, were suffering physically.”We’re definitely not in a bad state physically. We’re at the level we are. Perhaps we’re not at our best because of two defeats, but physically I don’t think we’re in a bad way.”last_img read more

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  • Report: 3 NFL Teams Interested In Trading For Josh Rosen

    first_imgarizona cardinals rookie quarterback josh rosenGLENDALE, ARIZONA – DECEMBER 23: Josh Rosen #3 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up for the NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams at State Farm Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)The 2019 NFL draft sits less than one month away. As NFL teams do their final preparations for the upcoming draft, an interesting trade idea has popped onto the radar.The Arizona Cardinals hold the No. 1 pick in the draft. According to multiple reports, the team is in “love” with Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray – who fits Kliff Kingsbury’s offensive scheme.There’s only one problem. The Cardinals traded up in the 2018 NFL draft to select former UCLA star Josh Rosen with the No. 10 pick in the draft.If Arizona selects Murray, the Cardinals will have to find a new home for Rosen.According to a report from college football analyst Joel Klatt, three NFL teams have inquired about a potential trade for the former Bruins quarterback.The New York Giants, New England Patriots and Los Angeles Chargers are reportedly interested.Patriots, Chargers and Giants are all interested in Josh Rosen, one of the teams offered a 2nd-round pick, per @joelklatt pic.twitter.com/IpZw1huSQ7— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) March 27, 2019Klatt revealed one of those three teams has offered a second-round pick to the Cardinals, but failed to mention which team. However, NFL insider Benjamin Allbright suggested the Chargers are the only team to make an offer.With just a month until the draft, rumors will run rampant and potential trades will surface.Will the Cardinals make the bold choice to draft a quarterback in the first round two years in a row? If so, they’ll be the first team since the Indianapolis Colts selected Art Schlichter and John Elway in 1982 and 1983.last_img read more

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  • S Ravi only Indian umpire among 22 officials for 2019 World Cup

    first_imgS Ravi only Indian umpire among 22 officials for 2019 World CupSundaram Ravi is India’s only representative in the 22-member list fr the World Cup announced by the ICC which consists of 16 umpires and six match referees. advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiApril 26, 2019UPDATED: April 26, 2019 14:05 IST Sundaram Ravi, India’s only official selected for World Cup 2019, has officiated in 33 Tests, 42 ODIs and 18 T20Is till now (Getty image)HIGHLIGHTSSundaram Ravi will be one of the 22 match officials in World Cup 2019S Ravi has officiated in 33 Tests, 42 ODIs and 18 T20Is till nowThe 22-member list announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) consists of 16 umpires and six match refereesSundaram Ravi will be one of the 22 match officials officiating in the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30.Ravi, India’s only representative in ICC’s Elite panel, has officiated in 33 Tests, 42 ODIs and 18 T20Is till now.The 53-year-old recently had to face flak from India skipper Virat Kohli when Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) lost to Mumbai Indians in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).Ravi had failed to notice a no-ball bowled when Bangalore needed seven to win the match off the final delivery. Mumbai’s Lasith Malinga had bowled a dot ball, but replays suggested the paceman had overstepped the line.Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma had also said such mistakes were “not good for the game”.The 22-member list announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) consists of 16 umpires and six match referees.The opening match between hosts England and South Africa at The Oval will see three World Cup winners officiating.David Boon will be the match referee, Kumar Dharmasena one of the two on-field umpires and Paul Reiffel the third umpire. Bruce Oxenford will be the other on-field umpire and Joel Wilson the fourth official for the match.Ranjan Madugalle, the most experienced match referee, will be officiating in his sixth World Cup, while it will be the fourth World Cup for Broad and Crowe.Umpire Dar will be officiating in his fifth World Cup and it will be the fourth and last for Gould, who has announced his retirement after the tournament.advertisementThe appointments for the semi-finals will be announced at the end of the league stage and those for the final will be finalised after the semi-finals.The match officials for the World Cup are as follows: Match Referees: Chris Broad, David Boon, Andy Pycroft, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle, Richie RichardsonUmpires: Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney, Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Sundaram Ravi, Paul Reiffel, Rod Tucker, Joel Wilson, Michael Gough, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Paul WilsonAlso Read | No debate surrounding No.4 spot in World Cup squad, says Shikhar DhawanAlso Read | India, Pakistan, England, Australia: Ganguly predicts 2019 World Cup semifinalistsAlso Watch | Getting better with age, looking forward to the World Cup: Chris Gayle to India TodayFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow World CupFollow Sundaram RaviFollow Umpirelast_img read more

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  • Thalidomide survivor calls on government to boost annual payment

    first_imgOTTAWA — Thalidomide survivor Fiona Sampson says a Health Canada revamp of a compensation program doesn’t boost annual payments to a level that could make the difference between independence and institutionalization.Changes to the federal program announced on Wednesday include an increase to a lump-sum payment for survivors — a boost to $250,000 from $125,000.Sampson says she welcomes that but she and a group of survivors are upset the government didn’t also increase annual payments for victims suffering long-term harms from the now-banned pregnancy drug.Health Canada currently provides annual tax-free payments to survivors ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 based on individual disability level and Sampson’s group wants that range raised to $75,000 to $150,000.Changes to the existing thalidomide support program are to take effect in the spring and will also include a boost to an emergency medical assistance fund from $500,0000 to $1 million.The announcement received praise from a separate group — the Thalidomide Survivors Taskforce — that thanked Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor for working to improve the lives of Canada’s thalidomide survivors.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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  • Freedom of movement for peacekeepers in Lebanon must be ensured –UN

    Earlier this week villagers reportedly staged numerous protests against the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) during a maximum deployment exercise carried out by the mission, which is tasked with monitoring a ceasefire between Israel and Hizbollah.UNIFIL regularly carries out such exercises to ensure the readiness of its troops on the ground. The UN has noted that particular care is taken to minimize disturbance or inconvenience to the local population during the operation, and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) are fully informed of the activity, its nature and purpose. “UNIFIL’s freedom of movement was violated and UN troop-contributing countries are quite concerned,” Michael Williams, the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, said in a statement following his meeting in Beirut with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.“We must insist that the freedom of movement of UNIFIL is fully respected,” he said. “UNIFIL’s exercise in the area was carried out as part of its normal operations and with full respect of its mandate, and indeed the LAF assisted UNIFIL in defusing tensions.”Mr. Williams added that he and Mr. Berri agreed on the need to work hard to prevent any recurrence of the problems of the past week and that all parties must be involved in trying to defuse these tensions.The two men also discussed the implementation of Security Council resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 conflict between Israel and Hizbollah. It also calls for respect of the so-called Blue Line separating the Israeli and Lebanese sides, the disarming of all militias operating in Lebanon and an end to arms smuggling in the area.The Special Coordinator noted that UNIFIL’s presence and deployment in the south and its close work and coordination with the LAF “provide the backbone for the implementation of resolution 1701 in a way that serves the interests of Lebanon and the stability of the entire region.”UN spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters on Wednesday that UNIFIL is making every effort to talk to the communities and explain to them the nature and purpose of the activity to clear up any misunderstandings they may have. The enhanced deployment operations concluded on 30 June. 2 July 2010The freedom of movement of United Nations peacekeepers serving in south Lebanon must be fully respected, the world body’s top official in the country said today, voicing concern at recent incidents involving protests directed at blue helmets. read more

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  • New alliance to focus on estate community

    A new alliance, the Tamil Progressive Alliance, which will focus on the estate community, was launched today with the participation of the political party leaders of the alliance.The new alliance consists of the Democratic People’s Front led by Mano Ganeshan, National Union of Workers led by Palani Digambaran and Up-country People’s Front led by V. Radhakrishnan. Ganeshan said that while the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) looks at issues faced by Tamils in the North, there is no one who gives enough focus to the issues faced by the up-country Tamils. As a result, the three Tamil political parties which have the backing of the up-country Tamils, have decided to form an alliance and work together in future. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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  • WatchWe could have done a few things better Tim Hortons president vows

    Chris Young/The Canadian Press files He said he has spoken to members represented by GWNFA in his visits to Toronto, Montreal and Halifax and will encounter even more of them in Vancouver this week. The meetings are usually arranged at large hotels and include an evening reception and four-hour discussion that Macedo says is drawing attendance rates around 100 per cent.The GWNFA has backed class-action lawsuits filed by franchisees over the company’s alleged improper use of a $700 million national advertising fund. It wrote to Navdeep Bains, the federal innovation minister earlier this year, alleging that RBI failed to live up to promises made under the Investment Canada Act in 2014. The group did not immediately respond to request for comment Thursday.Negative attention on the company culminated in calls for a boycott earlier this year after it was reported that some franchisees in Ontario moved to offset the province’s minimum wage hike by cutting breaks and forcing employees to cover a bigger share of their benefits.Tim Hortons has since fallen from 4th to 50th spot in national brand reputation rankings conducted by research company Leger.The cross-country meetings are focused on Tims’ launch of its new “Winning Together” brand plan in April.It is aimed at improving the customer experience and sales at Tim Hortons operations through its app, a new marketing campaign and a $700 million initiative to renovate restaurants to bring a more natural look and open-concept seating to Tim Hortons locations.Macedo said the plan will also include product launches before the end of summer, some new packaging and a revamped “visual identity” for the brand.He is seeking feedback from the franchisees about the forthcoming moves, but has also hired prominent pollster Allan Gregg to circulate a survey of owners to ensure franchisee voices are heard.His moves towards smoothing things over with franchisees come as some of Tim Hortons’ biggest competitors capitalize on the company’s struggles. On Thursday, McDonald’s announced it is rolling out one of the brand’s most popular offerings: bagels.Macedo acknowledged “we have some very good competitors,” but said he thinks “our brand is the strongest” and the quality of its breakfast products are “the best in Canada.”“The competition is there, but once we get rolling in our direction, I think they have to be very concerned as well, now that we are starting to get a plan and getting everyone fired up behind it,” he said.“Expect really interesting things in the next several months.” TORONTO — Tim Hortons is ready to make amends.President Alex Macedo has been crisscrossing the country over the last few days, meeting with thousands of franchisees in a bid to regain their trust and convince them that the fast food giant is committed to improving its strained relationship with some owners.His tour comes after months of public sparring with a dissident franchisee group over everything from cost-cutting measures to delays in supply deliveries to a $700-million renovation plan that they say will cost store owners $450,000 per restaurant.“We can’t pretend everything is good or that we did all the right things. We could have done a few things better,” he said in an interview with The Canadian Press.McDonald’s takes aim at Tim Hortons in breakfast wars: You can now buy bagels at all Canadian storesTim Hortons U.S. franchisees launch suit against corporate parentTim Hortons parent launches plan to bolster iconic chain’s reputation“The last three months have been very difficult for the brand…We definitely don’t like to be in the media with controversies and business issues with our restaurant owners…So much as has been said, and it is difficult to break from the clutter, but we have decided to communicate better.”Macedo’s message signals a shift in the company’s approach to addressing the Great White North Franchisee Association, which says it represents at least half of the brand’s Canadian owners and whose vocal opposition to the company’s strategy has been a thorn in its side since the group formed last year.The previous approach of Tim Hortons and parent company Restaurant Brands International had largely been to ignore the disgruntled franchisees.“We do have a dissident group of franchisees that have been very vocal and exposed some of the business issues that any franchisee or any franchisee relationship has to a wider public and I don’t think that is good for anyone,” Macedo admitted on a call from Calgary, where he had just wrapped a meeting with franchisees.Tim Hortons’ president says the company has decided to ‘communicate better’ with a group of dissident franchisees. read more

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  • Philosophy is an art of living together says UNESCO on World Philosophy

    Marking World Philosophy Day, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is encouraging people of the world to share their philosophical heritages and “dare to open spaces for free, open and tolerant thinking.”The Day falls every third Thursday in November, and this year, it follows the International Day of Tolerance. “This coincidence is deeply significant, given the link between tolerance and philosophy. Philosophy thrives on the understanding of, respect and consideration for the diversity of opinions, thoughts, and cultures that enrich the way we live in the world,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. “As with tolerance, philosophy is an art of living together, with due regard to rights and common values. It is the ability to see the world with a critical eye, aware of the viewpoints of others, strengthened by the freedom of thought, conscience, and belief,” she added.To celebrate the day, UNESCO has organized a number of events that will take place between 16 and 18 November at its headquarters in Paris. They include international encounters on new philosophical practices, a roundtable on tolerance, the launching of the UNESCO Chair on the Practice of Philosophy with Children, a roundtable for teaching Aristotle, and a night of philosophy to wrap up the three days.Traditionally, philosophical thinkers hold that astonishment is at the root of philosophy – the discipline stems from our natural tendency to be astonished by ourselves and the world in which we live. Philosophy teaches us to reflect on reflection itself, to question well-established truths, and to verify hypotheses in order to find conclusions. This kind of inquiry has been practiced for centuries in cultures around the world and has generated the basis for critical, independent, and creative thought. “Philosophy does not offer any ready-to-use solutions, but a perpetual quest to question the world and try to find a place in it,” explained Ms. Bokova. “Along this road, tolerance is both a moral virtue and a practical tool for dialogue.” World Philosophy Day is of particular importance to the United Nations as it provides conceptual bases of principles and values on which world peace depends: democracy, human rights, justice, and equality.This year, UNESCO celebrates the birthdays of Artistotle and Leibniz, two eminent philosophers who contributed to the development of metaphysics and science, logic, and ethics. They placed philosophy at the core of public life. “Let us, in turn, celebrate this spirit,” said Ms. Bokova. “Let us dare to open spaces for free, open and tolerant thinking.” read more

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  • Ferrero Rocher shamed as Christmas chocolates with the least recyclable packaging

    Monsieur, with these Rocher you are really adding to our landfill problem – the Which? study suggested Ferrero Rocher  Nikki Stopford, director of research and publishing at Which?, said: “For many of us the indulgent look of these festive chocolate boxes is synonymous with the Christmas season.“We are more aware than ever of the impact that we’re having on the world around us – so we want our research to help people to make the right choices for them and to understand how to dispose of packaging in the most eco-friendly manner.”Meanwhile, Government data released on Tuesday showed levels of household rubbish being recycled in England have virtually stalled, making the UK unlikely to meet targets on recycling by 2020.Some 45.2 per cent of household waste was recycled in 2017, up just 0.3 percentage points up on 2016’s figures and rising only around 1 percentage point in five years.The amount of “dry” materials such paper and card, glass, plastic and waste electrical and electronic equipment being recycled fell 2.1 per cent in 2017, while the collection of separate food waste increased by 8.7 per cent on the previous year.The UK has a target under European Union rules to recycle at least 50 per cent of of waste generated by households by 2020. With English households accounting for more than four-fifths of the country’s waste, the UK as a whole looks likely to miss the goal.   Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Ferrero Rocher has been named and shamed as the Christmas chocolate box with the least recyclable packaging. The vast majority (89 per cent) of the packaging in a 359g Ferrero Rocher Collection box may be destined for landfill as it is made from non-recyclable plastic and foil, a study by consumer group Which? found.The only parts of the popular hazelnut treats’ packaging which can be recycled are the paper cases and the gold plastic tray in which they sit, which make up the remaining 11 per cent. By contrast the most recyclable chocolate boxes were Waitrose Christmas Chocolate Favourites 240g which is 96.3 per cent recyclable) Cadbury’s Milk Tray, which is 92.5 per cent easily recyclable. The second least recyclable packaging was for Marks & Spencer’s The Big One Selection 600g, which is 71.4 per cent recyclable. –– ADVERTISEMENT ––In addition Which? analysed chocolate boxes for their packaging to chocolate weight ratio, and found boxes of Ferrero Rocher Collections had by far the highest. Nearly half of the weight of a 359g Ferrero Rocher Collection box is made up of packaging (42.4 per cent), with the rest constituting (67.6 per cent) the chocolates themselves, it found.  The boxes with the highest proportion of chocolate weight were Marks & Spencer’s The Big One Selection 600g (just 8.5 per cent packaging), and Lindt Lindor Assorted Mix 384g (just 11.5 per cent packaging), the study showed.  A spokesman for Ferrero said: “The packaging we use is carefully designed to maintain the freshness and quality that is the hallmark of Ferrero products. Ferrero Collection is a delicately created product and the packaging is of fundamental importance to protect our chocolates from damage during transport, in the shops and at home.”To maintain the integrity and upmost quality for our consumers we package the product in its distinctive box, appreciated by consumers.”We are aware that some consumers like to reuse the boxes in fun and creative ways like those suggested on our website.”  read more

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  • LETTER Guyanese need to make the change now

    Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMashramani greetings from Political PartiesFebruary 23, 2014In “Opinion”Granger extends an olive branch to the people of Region 10 – BondJuly 28, 2014In “Politics”Guyanese want LGE – Head of Lead Project; Meeting planned for tonight in GeorgetownOctober 2, 2014In “Politics” Dear Editor:I have lived long enough to know that my younger generation needs to be left with a legacy that I (and they), should be proud of. Forget for a moment that you have a political affiliation. Forget, if you will, that you have been socialised to like one party and hate the other. Now that you have put your brain in neutral, answer this simple question. What are the adults in Guyana leaving for their children to be proud about?Yes we have unlimited, or yet untold, amounts of natural resources but aside from that, what can we honestly say we are bequeathing to our children. Someone asked me recently if I am proud to be a Guyanese and I literally had to pause before I answer. After all, to say that I am proud to be a Guyanese implies that I own the behaviours that have plagued this nation for decades now. To say that I am a proud Guyanese is to say (indirectly), that I am proud of the political nonsensical behaviors that have been exhibited for over the last 50 years. To say that I am proud to be a Guyanese, is to say that I condone (in some way), the uncontrollable levels of crime that continues to decimate our progress. I mean, when I say that I am a proud Guyanese, am I not sanctioning the systematic racial tensions that have stymied the growth and development of this nation?So while I love my country and have always sought to represent and project the best in us, I am not sure that I am proud to be associated with the evils for which we are well known; locally and internationally. Every person who knows Guyana knows of the atrocities that obtain here. Everyone you know has reservations of traveling to Guyana, for fear that they will be robbed of killed. Guyanese used to be known for their excessive wearing of gold chains, ear-rings and other attractive pieces of gold jewelry. Have you observed that that practice has been discontinued? The truth is, the political climate in Guyana has not allowed for the fostering of goodwill among the citizens. The political and ideological stubbornness have polarised us and pauperised us and we are completely disrespectful and cruel towards one another. Guyana is a mere shell of what it can become; thanks to our political leaders.The last sitting of the 71st Parliament was yet another proof of how unmannerly and backward Guyana has become. Imagine, the President – the Head of State – visited those hallowed walls – our highest legislative outfit – to make a formal address and he was completely humiliated in the sight of the world. I remember when then President Barrack Obama visited the Senate for a joint session, in 2009, to make a speech. The Republicans did not like or respect the president and one of the Republicans, Joe Wilson, shouted, “You lie”. For months after that he was ridiculed and he paid a political price.Is this what we are leaving for our children? Maybe I am getting old and too sentimental but I guarantee you that this is not what I would like as my legacy. And frankly, it is these kinds of behaviours that I hope to change in my political pursuits. May God bless Guyana. Yours truly,Dr. Vishnu BandhuLeader, URP read more

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  • Mayor tilts at Katsalidis tower

    first_imgIn a bid to overturn the state government’s approval for Australia 108 – the 388 metre tower planned for Melbourne’s Southbank, Mayor Robert Doyle has suggested that the building’s shadow could disfigure the Shrine of Remembrance. Designed by architect Nonda Katsalidis, the building will be the tallest tower in the southern hemisphere and has met the approval of State Planning Minister Matthew Guy, who has regularly underlined his support for the project – describing it as an architectural example of Australia “coming of age”. Melbourne City Council and the Victorian government have been in dispute over the building’s height since the project began, with architects Fender Katsalidis winning a VCAT tribunal hearing over the City’s objections. Cr Doyle, who sits as a trustee of the Shrine told reporters “There are a couple of things that are sacrosanct – one is the Shrine and the other is the Yarra – and there are rules in the planning scheme to prevent that sort of overshadowing.” The Mayor added: “If something is getting that big that it’s overshadowing the Shrine, you’d really have to say, ‘What are we gaining through that height?’” However Cr Doyle’s concerns are not shared by the Shrine’s CEO Denis Baguley. Mr Baguley told the Herald Sun that the State Planning Department had provided illustrations of how the shadow created by Australia 108 would traverse near the Shrine on Anzac Day and at the winter solstice. “From my observation I don’t believe there are issues of overshadowing that will concern us,” said Mr Baguley. “In our view the effect is minimal – no more than (from) existing buildings and our own trees…” Nonda Katsalidis told Neos Kosmos that the CEO’s comments had pulled the rug out from under the Mayor’s feet. “The Planning Department has gone to the Shrine and shown them diagrams, so Doyle doesn’t have great credibility when talking on this issue,” said Katsalidis. “It’s water of a duck’s back, the City want limits on building heights, but there are good reasons sometimes to build high buildings.” “If the City had their way Melbourne would never have had the Eureka building. Is that a good or a bad outcome? Has it increased the stature of Melbourne? Doyle should think about those things”. Katsalidis has championed the extensive consultation with thousands of local residents and traders in Southbank on the planned Australia 108 tower. None of whom made significant objections. “What this is, is a political issue,” said Katsalidis. “What they don’t like is the minister taking away decisions on major projects from the Council. “The Council want to be part of the process, and that’s fair enough, but they have been. We’ve been through it, they objected before and the tribunal threw it out, as their objections were found to be without merit. They should learn from things like that”. Australia 108 is set to be the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. Using new construction technology developed by Katsalidis, it is likely to have transformed the Melbourne skyline by 2017. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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  • iSlate iPad ou iTab un nom encore incertain mais une sortie confirmée

    first_imgiSlate, iPad ou iTab : un nom encore incertain mais une sortie confirmée pour demainÉtats-Unis – C’est officiel : demain mercredi 27 janvier, à 19 heures (en France), Steve Jobs présentera la dernière invention d’Apple, la fameuse tablette iSlate. Le patron d’Apple est confiant et attend cette nouveauté avec enthousiasme : “C’est la chose la plus importante que j’ai jamais faite” a-t-il déclaré. Le monde entier est impatient et excité de découvrir la dernière création de la marque à la pomme. Demain, à San Francisco, on saura enfin à quoi ressemble ce produit, à la pointe de la technologie. À lire aussiiPhone 6 : un smartphone fragile qui se plierait en restant dans une poche ?D’après les 50 prototypes repérés sur le campus de Cupertino, siège de la compagnie Apple, cette tablette permettrait d’accéder à plus de 200 applications, aussi bien personnelles (jeux, divertissements, livres même) que professionnelles (bases de données, fichiers, dossiers et outils de travail).Le nom du produit reste apparemment à confirmer. Apple voudrait le baptiser iPad, mais ce nom appartient à la société Fujitsu. Bien que cette dernière ne s’en soit jamais servi, des négociations sont encore en cours pour que Apple en détienne les droits. Le nom pourrait être iSlate, ou encore iTab. Cette tablette graphique interpelle bien des curieux. Patience, plus que quelques heures et toutes les informations seront transmises. Le 26 janvier 2010 à 11:44 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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  • An Astronaut Accidentally Called 911 From Space

    first_imgStay on target We all know what would happen if you screamed in space (thanks, Alien), but what happens if you call 911 from space?In a recent interview with Dutch public broadcaster Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS), Dutch astronaut André Kuipers described accidentally dialing the emergency services number while in orbit aboard the International Space Station.Kuipers, an astronaut with the European Space Agency, missed dialing an essential number when making a call via Houston, and ended up connecting with the U.S. emergency switchboard.“If you’re in space, it’s like you’re making a call via Houston, first you dial the 9 for an outside line, and then 011 for an international line,” Kuipers told NOS.The call set off a security alert at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and a security team rushed to check the room through which his call had connected.The team, of course, found nothing wrong. “I made a mistake,” Kuipers said. “The next day I received an email message: did you call 911?”Kuipers joked that he felt let down that nobody had arrived in response to his call. “I was a little disappointed that they had not come up,” he said.The 60-year-old space traveler spent nine days on the ISS, conducting 21 experiments in the fields of human physiology, biology, microbiology, physical science, Earth observation, education and technology. He was the seventh European astronaut to visit the ISS, and the first from the Netherlands.Long-distance calls are available to crew members of the ISS.In a 2013 interview with Space Answers, NASA Flight Director Holly Riddings said astronauts in the ISS use an IP phone, which works functionally through a computer. “It’s kind of like ‘Space Skype’. They can call any phone in the world if they have the right satellite coverage,” she said.It seems astronauts calling the wrong number could be a thing. In 2015, British astronaut Tim Peake tweeted an apology to a woman he accidentally called. He said: “I’d like to apologise to the lady I just called by mistake saying ‘Hello, is this planet Earth?’ – not a prank call…just a wrong number!”Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti then responded to Peake’s tweet: “Ha, ha! I called 911 once by mistake.”More on Geek.com:63 Incredible Images of Earth from SpaceThis Lake Looks Like a Christmas Tree From SpaceChina’s Lunar Probe Lands Safely on Far Side of the Moon NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System last_img read more

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  • Muller discusses racism in German football

    first_imgBayern Munich’s Thomas Muller has said there’s no racism issue in the Germany national team setup and blames the media for Ozil debacle.Muller is of the opinion that racism has never been present in the German setup while insisting the media fed off of Ozil’s perceived persecution.The Arsenal playmaker announced his retirement from international football last month after growing tired of what he felt was racist treatment from the Germany Football Federation (DFB) following Germany’s early exit from the World Cup.The DFB president Reinhard Grindel and DFB manager Oliver Beirhoff criticized the player for his meeting with Turkey President Recip Tayepp Erdogan which was also attended by Gundogan.Ozil felt he had been scapegoated for the team’s poor outing in Russia because of his Turkish heritage but Muller insist there’s no form of racism in the team.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“The story has been driven by you lot in the press,” Muller said ahead of Bayern Munich’s friendly with Manchester United on Sunday, according to Goal.“Both the players and DFB executives informed in this situation have acted a little bit, unfortunately.”“The players and the DFB wanted the issue to settle down but the media keep talking about it.”“Hopefully this would be the last anyone says on this issue because there’s no racism in the national team.”last_img read more

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  • 50th Annual AVCP Convention Kicks Off in Bethel

    first_imgLeaders from around the state gathered in Bethel Tuesday for the 50th Annual Association of Village Council Presidents Convention. Dignitaries and political leaders form across the state attended.Leaders from around the state gathered in Bethel Tuesday for the 50th Annual Association of Village Council Presidents Convention. Photo by Dean Swope.The Association of Village Council Presidents Convention opened at the cultural center in Bethel Tuesday. Julie Kitka, President of the Alaska Federation of Natives was the keynote speaker. She reported on two major wins in the courts for Alaska Natives this year, highlighting a federal judge’s order that the State of Alaska translate voting materials into Gwich’in and Yup’ik for Alaska Natives with limited English.“When we talk about that we have major fights that are going on with the State of Alaska and that we are trying to protect our peoples’ rights on that, it’s very real. It’s sad that we have to do that but we’re very proud of these Native Individuals that testified as witnesses and that the judge listened and saw the truth of what they were saying,” said Kitka. Kitka also noted a U.S. Supreme Court decision to end the Katie John Subsistence Case after 19 years of litigation as another victory.Lisa Murkowski addressed the 50th Annual AVCP Convention in Bethel Tuesday. Photo by Dean SwopeAVCP is a non-profit organization representing the 56 federally recognized tribes of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. During the Convention tribal representatives meet in Bethel to work on critical issues. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski and Republican Representative Don Young also addressed the Convention. Senator Murkowski said the federal and state governments need to respect Native rights.“There’s so much tension as we talk about things like jurisdiction as we talk about our ability, your ability to govern yourselves. And I think the tension comes because we’re missing that respect, that respect from the federal government and the state government respecting you and your tribal institutions and you as a people,” said Murkowski.Don Young addressed the 50th Annual AVCP Convention in Bethel Tuesday. Photo by Dean Swope.Representative Don Young also encouraged Native communities to take initiative to improve their own communities, especially when it comes to drugs. He said improving economic opportunities for young people is one important part of fighting the regions drug problems, but he also said it will take confronting people they know who are selling drugs.“If someone’s screwing up in your village, he should be asked to leave. You don’t want to do that. It can’t just be enforcement from the outside cause very frankly, that’s a foreigner. It has to come from here. And you know who the drug dealer is in that town. You all know who it is. You say I can’t do it. Bull Shavy you can’t do something, it’s darn cold without a cabin. I’m saying there has to be a little bit of control in those villages, especially with this black tar heroin – it’s destroying our young people,” said Young.The AVCP Convention runs through Thursday afternoon.last_img read more

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  • BNP agents not allowed in 2 Rajshahi polling stations

    first_imgBNP mayoral candidate’s chief polling agent requests the presiding officer to allow their agents to enter the polling station at Shiroil Government High School in Rajshahi. Photo: Prothom AloSome 15 polling agents of sheaf, the election symbol of BNP’s mayoral candidate were stopped entering a polling station at ward No 21 in Rajshahi City Corporation, alleged the chief polling agent of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Tofazzal Hossain.“All of our agents reached the centre by 7:30am. They were stopped entering the polling booth. I am waiting for about one hour, still not allowed to enter the centre even after requesting the presiding officer,” Tofazzal told Prothom Alo. The incident took place at the polling station of Shiroil Government High School in ward No 21 of Rajshahi city.When asked, presiding officer Bajendra Nath Sarker told Prothom Alo that the agents of BNP candidate did reach the polling station on time.“We allowed agents till 8:00am. We cannot allow them to enter the centre after 8:00am,” Sarker defended.No polling agent except an agent of boat, election symbol of ruling Awami League, was allowed to enter the voting centre in Women Sports Complex of ward No 3 in Bil Simla area, Prothom Alo came to know.last_img read more

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  • The Cambridge Analytica Scandal Has People Quitting Facebook but Business Pages Are

    first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » May 3, 2018 5 min read Facebook users are wishing they could hit the “dislike” button on Mark Zuckerberg after discovering their personal data was scraped by a third-party analyst for the past three years.Initial reports revealed more than 50 million Facebook profiles were inappropriately accessed by Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm that collected things like user identities, friend networks and political preferences. Ahead of Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony over Facebook’s mishandling of user data, the number of compromised accounts rose to 87 million profiles.As some individuals consider deleting their accounts once and for all, one particular subset of Facebook users have barely reacted to the Cambridge Analytica scandal — small businesses.Related: Too Many Small Businesses Are Swinging for the Wrong FencesOwners have proven they are not concerned about the data leak because Facebook is the last platform they would use to share or store proprietary information about their business or their customers. While some business pages may see followers leaving out of fear of future data leaks, the Cambridge Analytica scandal has little to no impact on a company’s business operations. Here’s why:1. Businesses are publishing content meant for public consumption.For small businesses, Facebook represents a free opportunity to grow their customer base and to boost their brand’s visibility. Small businesses use Facebook to show off the size of their community, fishing for as many likes and shares as they can to boost their page’s presence in customer newsfeeds. A whopping 80 percent of small businesses use Facebook to market their products and engage with consumers, unconcerned that their content is subject to third-party data mining.Compare a small retailer’s business page to the average college student’s account. A college student might share what university she goes to, where she is originally from and even include her cell phone number in the “About” section. The retailer, on the other hand, uses Facebook to share eye-catching videos, links to blog features and lists publicly available contact information. Data miners can exploit information harvested from a student’s account for less than legitimate purposes, but there isn’t much they can do with small business promotions.Unlike hackers specifically targeting corporate servers, the Cambridge Analytica scandal doesn’t uncover anything new about an organization — if a post is on Facebook, it’s because the company wants everyone to see it. As long as small businesses aren’t using Facebook to store or send proprietary information, there is very little information stored on a business page that could come back to haunt an organization.Related: 5 Takeaways for Entrepreneurs From Facebook’s User Privacy Mistakes2. No matter how big the scandal, people have a hard time quitting Facebook.Led by celebrities like Cher and Elon Musk, some people have tried to boycott the social media giant by deleting their profiles to demonstrate their outrage. The movement, however, never caught much momentum, and the boycott wasn’t going to make a dent in Zuckerberg’s two billion global users. Community ties and even work obligations make it difficult for people to bid adieu to Facebook for good, and no amount of previous warning signs have stopped 68 percent of Americans from regularly using Facebook.While the data leak had the potential to impact a business’ engagement numbers, small businesses won’t have to worry about their business page’s following taking a significant hit. In spite of the initial backlash from users, Facebook’s stock rose five percent and studies show only 15 percent of Facebook users are considering limiting their use of the platform.Even if small businesses lose a few followers to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it won’t hurt their company’s bottom line. While 69 percent of small businesses feel their advertisements miss the mark, there is no definitive proof a company’s successes on Facebook translates to higher profit margins. For the 45 percent of SMBs using social media in place of an actual website, the absence of a mass user exodus from the platform indicates businesses can continue using Facebook to communicate news directly with their customers.Related: Facebook’s Earnings Are a Bright Spot After an Otherwise Dismal First QuarterAs more information about Facebook’s dealings with Cambridge Analytica inevitably comes to light, small businesses have little to be worried about. But the social media scandal does serve as a critical reminder to any organization about the dangers of freely posting on social media without considering who else has access to the platform. If small businesses limit their Facebook usage to satisfy just their marketing needs, they can rest easy knowing they are not greatly impacted by Zuckerberg’s big data problem.last_img read more

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  • A53 partially blocked due to accident near pub

    first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailThe A53 is partially blocked after an accident in the Staffordshire Moorlands. The accident has taken place near the junction with Gradbach Road and the Winking Man pub. The road is the main route between Leek and Buxton. Traffic is able to pass from Buxton to Leek, but the lane running towards the Derbyshire town is closed. A number of police vehicles are at the scene and officers appear to be directing traffic. At this stage it is unclear how many vehicles are involved in the accident at this stage. It is understood accident took place at around 12.30pm and the emergency services are at the scene. The road was fully blocked at one stage. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Drivers be aware we are dealing with an collision near The Winking Man, Buxton Rd in Leek the road is currently blocked.” Elsewhere in the Moorlands there is slow traffic and the road partially blocked due to an accident on the B5032 in both directions between Battlesteads and Sandy Lane / Chapel Lane. This is affecting traffic between Alton and Cheadle. Check our live news service for the latest traffic and travel news from across the region.last_img read more

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  • Air India to operate direct flights in the New DelhiVienna route

    first_imgAir India has announced the launch of non-stop flights to Vienna from New Delhi.Commencing during early April, the airline would operate flights thrice a week, on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, to the Austrian capital city, with a B787 aircraft, declared Pankaj Srivastava, Director for Commercial.The Delhi-Vienna-Delhi flight will have a convenient departure at 1400hrs from Delhi and arrival at Vienna at 1845hrs. The return flight will have a night departure from Vienna at 2245hrs and arrive in Delhi at 0925hrs. The new route would be serviced by the 256-seater Dreamliner Boeing 787-800 plane with 18 business class seats and the rest in economy.“Air India has taken a conscious decision to grow further in the European market and operate as a dominant player on the (new) route,” Srivastava said while announcing the new flight in the presence of Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani.Air India with codeshare arrangements with Austrian Airlines will replace existing five weekly services to Vienna and will offer connectivity to more than 25 European destinations. This service will provide connectivity to all corners of India and to international destinations like Bangkok, Kathmandu, Colombo and other destinations connected to Delhi.last_img read more

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  • September 12 2000 Construction manager Toni Fragi

    first_imgSeptember 12, 2000Construction manager Toni Fragiacomo and September workshopperLinda Roby fill the concrete mixer getting the material ready for today’s pour.Photo by: Doctress Neutopia Arcosanti workshoppers,Gail and John Wolcrott, help to screed the concrete within the wooden framefor the silt cast panel. Photo by: DoctressNeutopia At the end of the working day, the constructioncrew, poses for a photograph beside the finished silt panel. The panel willbe set into place as a key panel after the proper curing time for a least threeweeks. Photo by: DoctressNeutopiacenter_img Stephen Cote and Ray Shong work spreading out the concrete for the pre-castsilt panel for theEast Crescent Complex Phase Five. Photo by: DoctressNeutopialast_img read more

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