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SEA Games: PH’s Lois Go settles for bronze in Ladies’ golf

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first_imgSEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Cignal’s Jose named D-League MVP Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Thai powers Atthaya Titikul (14-under-par 199) and Thitapa Pakdeesettakul (7-under-par 206) took the gold and silver medals, respectively. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout MOST READ Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Lois Go finished as the third best golfer in the Ladies’ Individual Stroke Play in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur.Go registered 4-under-par 209 to take the Philippines’ first medal in golf so far in the regional games.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Insects only attack lamps that shine: Cristiano Ronaldo

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first_img“What bothers people is my brilliance, insects only attack lamps that shine,” said star striker Cristiano Ronaldo, an accused of tax evasion by Spanish authorities.Ronaldo made these comments on Instagram on Tuesday, a day after he appeared in a Madrid court in connection with a tax evasion case.The Real Madrid star has been accused by the Spanish prosecutors of defrauding the authorities of almost 15 million Euros.The Portuguese spent over 90 minutes on Monday answering the questions of investigating judge Monica Gomez at a closed door hearing in Pozuelo de Alarcon, the wealthy suburb of Madrid where he lives, reports Sport24.Ronaldo told the judge that he had “never tried to avoid taxes”.According to a statement in Spanish released by his public relations firm, the 32-year-old Ronaldo told the judge: “I have never hidden anything, and never tried to avoid taxes.”Ronaldo is accused of defrauding Spanish authorities of 14.7 million Euros (12.95 million pounds) between 2011 and 2014.As per reports, the prosecutor’s office, in a statement, said Ronaldo had knowingly used a “business structure” created in 2010 to hide his income in Spain from his image rights.The alleged irregularities were in relation to money the Portuguese star had in the Virgin Islands, although officials acknowledged adjustments to this structure in 2014, where the player paid back an extra seven million Euros in tax.However, the 32-year-old denies any wrongdoing.”Spain’s tax office knows all the details about my sources of income because we have reported them. I always file my tax returns because I think that we should all file and pay our taxes,” Ronaldo told the judge as per his statement.advertisement”Those who know me know that I tell my consultants that they must have everything in order and paid up to date because I don’t want trouble,” he added.Last summer, Barcelona legend Lionel Messi also faced similar charges for which he and his father were convicted.Messi and his father Jorge Horacio Messi were handed the jail term last July after they were charged with three counts of tax fraud, which amounted to 4.1 million Euros.last_img read more

Orioles Pick Off Yankees, 1-0

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first_imgBALTIMORE — After Kevin Gausman and Masahiro Tanaka dueled to a draw through eight shutout innings, the Baltimore Orioles finally broke through against the Yankees’ bullpen.Pedro Alvarez drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th, and the Orioles squeezed out a 1-0 victory on May 5.A day after getting shut out by New York, Baltimore managed only five hits in eight innings against Tanaka. Gausman did even better, limiting New York to three hits through the eighth.“Both teams pitched very well,” Alvarez said. “Our guys kept us in the game on the mound. When a guy goes out like Gausman and pitches the way he does, you want to get him the W.”Hyun Soo Kim began the Baltimore 10th with an infield hit off Johnny Barbato (1-2). After Kim took third on a single by Jonathan Schoop, Nolan Reimold pinch ran for Kim and Andrew Miller relieved Barbato.Alvarez hit a soft fly to center, and Reimold easily beat Jacoby Ellsbury’s throw to the plate.Zach Britton (2-1) gave up a lead-off walk in the 10th and then struck out the next three batters.New York managed only four hits and fell to 0-6-1 in its last seven road series dating to September. Manager Joe Girardi was ejected by third base umpire Chris Guccione in the middle of the fourth after arguing about a balk call.“I was hot,” Girardi said. “I don’t understand why it’s not called. It makes no sense. And I don’t understand why I’m thrown out walking to ask him a question.”New York pitched well and played solid defense. One facet, however, was severely lacking. “We need to get more consistent offensively,” Girardi said.In the top of the ninth, Starlin Castro singled and reached second base on a wild pitch by Britton. Castro was then picked off by catcher Matt Wieters.Wieters came close to winning it in the bottom half. He hit a high drive to right that Dustin Ackley plucked at the top of his jump, and doubled up pinch runner Joey Rickard.“Was able to time the jump and luckily it was close enough for me to catch it,” Ackley said.Gausman walked none and struck out four. Tanaka walked one and fanned seven.“It’s a lot of fun,” Gausman said. “I kept telling myself in the dugout, ‘He’s not going to give in, I’m not going to give in.’”Tanaka had given up exactly two earned runs in each of his first five starts, but in this one the right-hander permitted only two runners to reach second base.“At the start, I wasn’t feeling that good,” Tanaka said through a translator. “The key thing for today was that I think I was able to make good adjustments during the game. One the adjustments were made, I was able to locate balls better and throw my off-speed stuff a little bit better.”Gausman allowed only two hits over the first six innings, an infield single by Aaron Hicks in the third and a leadoff double by Castro in the fourth.The right-hander retired 10 straight batters before Mark Teixeira singled with one out in the seventh. Carlos Beltran followed by bouncing into a double play.(DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Abaco to exhibit advanced electronic warfare solutions

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first_img Continue Reading Previous Parasoft partners with AurigaNext Rutronik: Nordic Thingy:91 prototyping kit available Abaco Systems will be exhibiting at DSEI trade fair. Electronic warfare will be the key theme on the Abaco stand, which will showcase the GVC1001 ultra-high performance graphics, vision and AI evaluation platform. It is based on the recently-released NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier module that features an NVIDIA Volta GPU with 512 Tensor Cores and an 8-core ARM CPU.  The GVC1001 is capable of up to 10 TeraFLOPS of performance.The GVC1001 is ideal for deployment on highly constrained platforms such as autonomous vehicles. Typical applications include embedded training, 360° situational awareness, EO/IR processing, non-cert Degraded Visual Environment (DVE), display processing, moving map and many more.The GVC1001 is particularly suitable for ground vehicles as it provides two CANBus ports for vehicle data. It is capable of very high bandwidth with video ingest from multiple cameras over the two 10GbE ports. Additionally, for data-intensive applications, the 512-core CUDA-capable Volta GPU opens up a broad range of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) applications. These include wide area persistent surveillance, hyperspectral sensor fusion, IED detection, and synthetic aperture radar processing.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

Pakistan vs Afghanistan: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 36

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first_imgPakistan will take on Afghanistan in another must-win match of World Cup 2019 at Headingley in Leeds on Saturday. Pakistan need to win both their remaining matches and hope for favourable results in matches of other teams too to make it to the top four by the end of the tournament.Sarfaraz’s men bounced back after crushing defeat against India and went onto register thumping wins over South Africa and New Zealand.Pakistan’s bowling looks perfect with Mohammed Amir, Shaheen Afridi and Wahab Riaz all chipping with crucial wickets. Their batting has also been bolstered by the inclusion of Haris Sohail who has contributed heavily in Pakistan’s last two wins. Also, with Babar Azam coming to his usual best, one can expect Pakistan to outstage Afghanistan.Afghanistan, on the other hand, have not been able to register a single win in the tournament so far. Their bowling has looked ok with all their spinners performing. But it’s their batting which has let them down in all the matches. The batsmen just have not been able to score and it has been a cause of concern for them.So with a lot riding on the game on Saturday and a host of superstars taking to the field, here are a few suggestions for your Dream11 Playing 11.BatsmenFakhar Zaman is averaging 32.80 in this tournament and will be a good option as the first opener. Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib can be your other opener as he looked good against Bangladesh before falling to Shakib-al-Hasan.advertisementBabar Azam scored an unbeaten century against New Zealand which helped Pakistan chase down the target with six wickets in hand. Along with Babar (101*), Haris Sohail also made a significant contribution with the bat and scored 68 runs. These two must be your premium picks.WicketkeeperIkram Ali Khil has not been good with the bat or behind the stumps as a wicketkeeper which is why Sarfaraz Ahmed would be a safe bet as the wicketkeeper. He is averaging 30.50 with the bat and has affected 11 dismissals so far in six matches.All-roundersThe experienced Mohammad Hafeez, who has scored 207 runs with an average of 34.50 in six innings, should be your first choice all-rounder in your XI today. Mohammad Nabi of Afghanistan can be your second all-rounder as he made handy contribution with the bat against India and has picked 7 wickets in the tournament.BowlersMohammad Amir is the obvious choice as the frontline pacer. He is third on the list of highest wicket-takers in the tournament with 16 and is averaging 17.87. Wahab Riaz can be your second Pakistani bowler in your dream XI.The trio of Rashid Khan, Rahmat Shah and Mujeeb Ur Rehman can turn the tables against Pakistan with their mystery spin.Pakistan vs Afghanistan Dream11 suggested Playing XI:Fakhar Zaman, Gulbadan Naib, Babar Azam (captain), Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Amir (vice-captain), Wahab Riaz, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.Squads:Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed(Captain), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Asif Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain.Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad , Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib(Captain), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ali Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Jonny Bairstow says critics want England to fail, Michael Vaughan furiousAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma takes to social media to suggest he wasn’t outAlso Watch:last_img read more

Fabregas: I miss family in Barcelona

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first_imgPremier League Fabregas: I miss my family and friends in Barcelona Goal Last updated 2 years ago 15:47 10/20/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cesc Fabregas Chelsea Getty Images Premier League Chelsea Barcelona Primera División The Spain midfielder, who has been at Chelsea since 2014, admits that he sometimes misses his nearest and dearest, who continue to live in Spain Cesc Fabregas says he is “too happy” at Chelsea to seek a transfer, but he admits he misses his friends and family in Barcelona.Fabregas returned to the Premier League with Chelsea in 2014 in a £27 million deal, having made 151 appearances for the Catalan club.Chelsea 9/5 to lose or draw v Watford 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 The 30-year-old began his career at Barcelona, prior to joining Arsenal as a 16-year-old, and he has now admitted that he still pines for his nearest and dearest, despite his undoubted happiness at Stamford Bridge.“I have found absolute happiness at Chelsea,” he told Vanity Fair. “My family is delighted, they have totally adapted to life in London – I’m too happy [to switch clubs].”Cesc Fabregas Chelsea Crystal PalaceIn a wide-ranging interview, Fabregas, one of the most decorated players of his generation, also issued a word of advice to younger players looking to make their way in the game.“Look at your bank account,” he replied, when asked the worst thing a young player can do. “You can get distracted by fame and money or the wrong type of people. I have seen young people with tremendous talent fail.“And, to the contrary, I’ve seen less gifted players triumph on the basis of their attitude and commitment. Have a good head. Being surrounded by people who really love you is very important.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Changes to Vital Statistics Act Will Help Grieving Families

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first_imgNova Scotia families can now make arrangements more quickly after the death of a loved one, in certain circumstances. Changes to the Vital Statistics Act, passed in December 2011, allow nurse practitioners and other authorized professionals to sign medical certificates of death, when required. The Medical Certificate Regulations took effect Jan. 15. “It is never easy dealing with the death of a loved one and the days following are especially difficult,” said Pam Birdsall, MLA for Lunenburg, on behalf of John MacDonell, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “This change will help families make the necessary arrangements more quickly.” Only doctors and medical examiners could sign medical certificates of death, which allows funeral directors to remove a body. This can cause hardship for families in remote and rural areas, in some long-term residential facilities and with deaths at home. “The nursing profession is always evolving, based on the changing needs of patients, families and the health care system,” said Donna Denney, executive director of the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia. “This new authority will enable nurse practitioners, who have met the educational requirements, to work to their optimal scope of practice in a way that better supports grieving families in Nova Scotia at a very difficult time in their lives.” Nurse practitioners are expected to start signing the certificates in March, after finishing training. “It allows for more expedient removal of a body by the funeral director and prevent undue hardship to grieving families caused by a delay where a physician or medical examiner is not readily available,” said Adam Tipert, president of the Funeral Service Association of Nova Scotia. There are more than 100 licensed nurse practitioners in Nova Scotia.last_img read more

The Sky is Pink hardest loveliest experience Priyanka Chopra

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first_imgMumbai: Priyanka Chopra says shooting for “The Sky is Pink” was the most challenging and “loveliest” experience. The film is her first Hindi project, which she is also producing, after she headed for Hollywood in 2016. Priyanka took to Instagram on Wednesday where she posted a picture from the wrap party of the movie, directed by Shonali Bose.’ “And it’s a wrap. This movie is special to me on so many levels. Not just because @roykapurfilms and @rsvpmovies (Sid and Ronnie) partnered with me on my first Hindi production… but also took the chance on me to bring to life a character and a true story that needed to be told,” she captioned the photograph with the cast and crew. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’ She gave a shout-out to co-stars Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Saraf. “@faroutakhtar you made an amazing co actor all over again with all the laughter and fun! (you were missed tonight) and my amazing @zairawasim_ and @rohitsaraf10 who I’ve made friends for life with!” Priyanka also thanked Shonali for her trust. “This was the hardest loveliest experience. Thank you @shonalibose_ for your incredibly unique vision. I’m so proud of your faith in me. Thank you so much to our crew who worked tirelessly for 10 months to make this special piece of cinema. I love you all. See you at the pictures!” she added. The film completed shooting in March. “The Sky is Pink” is a love story of motivational speaker Aisha Chaudhary’s parents. Aisha was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. “October” writer Juhi Chaturvedi has penned the story. The movie is slated for an October 11 release.last_img read more

Manitoba Tory Leader Brian Pallister favours results over popularity

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first_imgWINNIPEG — Manitoba Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister genuinely appears to have little interest in being well-liked on a personal level.Pallister has repeatedly said politics is not a popularity contest and admits that people may not want to sit down with him and have a beer.He promotes himself as someone who may not be likable but, more importantly, can work hard and get things done.“I lack personality, I’m not inspirational, I’ve been told. But I’m a problem-solver,” Pallister said shortly after being elected as premier in 2016.“I think Manitobans are the stars in this thing, not me.”Pallister, 65, grew up on a small farm — the homestead of his great-grandparents — near Portage la Prairie. Money was tight. He recalls having one ball that he and his younger brother Jim used for a variety of sports.Pallister grew tall at a young age and eventually reached six-foot eight. He recalls being bullied as a kid because of his lanky stature.He developed a passion for sports and hitchhiked to Brandon University to try out for the basketball team. His coach, Jerry Hemmings, recalls making Pallister run until he vomited in a garbage can. He’d then continue running.Pallister took the same grit to other sports, enjoying success in curling and softball. What he lacked in natural ability, he made up for with hard work. He went on to win a provincial curling title and was enshrined in the Manitoba softball hall of fame.That determination stayed with him. Pallister started an insurance and investment firm along with his wife, Esther, and grew the company over three decades. They sold it and used the proceeds to help pay for a $2-million, 9,000-square-foot mansion in Winnipeg — a far cry from Pallister’s humble roots.The couple later bought a second home in Costa Rica, for which Pallister has been criticized. After becoming premier, he said he planned to spend up to two months a year there. He later reduced that to five weeks — a rare change of course for a politician who seems to have never backed down from a fight.After serving briefly in the Manitoba legislature in the 1990s, Pallister became a member of Parliament from 1997 to 2008. He ran unopposed for the leadership of the Manitoba Tories in 2012 and was elected premier in 2016 with the biggest majority government in the province in a century.His hard-driving, ready-for-battle personality quickly showed.He demanded politicians and staff sell memberships and fundraise, or make way for those who would. At one meeting in 2012, he had people’s names drawn from a hat. They were assigned a constituency held by the NDP or Liberals and told to sell as many memberships as possible in that area.The party entered the 2016 election flush with cash and support.Since becoming premier, Pallister has engaged in fights with Crown-owned Manitoba Hydro’s board members, who resigned en masse; the Manitoba Metis Federation, which is suing over a cancelled hydro benefits package; and public-sector unions suing over a wage freeze.“I’m not trying to make enemies with this job,” Pallister said in an interview. “I’m trying to stand up for the quiet people out there who are asked to pay for all this stuff.”Pallister’s personality stands in contrast to the gregarious, hand-shaking image that other politicians have, says one political analyst.“I think he’s more comfortable by himself, almost, and that comes out of a whole lifetime of being a kind of solitary person,” says Paul Thomas, professor emeritus of political studies at the University of Manitoba.Strong opposition has not stopped Pallister from pressing ahead to cut management jobs in the public sector, close some hospital emergency rooms, raise tuition fees and reduce subsidies for items ranging from sleep-apnea machines to public housing.Doing so has helped him fulfil his two biggest campaign promises — reining in a string of annual deficits that had grown under the previous NDP government and cutting the provincial sales tax to seven per cent from eight.But, his critics say, those actions have broken Pallister’s promise to protect front-line services that people depend on.“We got into a situation where our provincial debt doubled in six years, partly because people couldn’t say no to special interest groups and wanted to be popular,” Pallister said.“Politicians who want to be popular today often create problems for people later.”Steve Lambert, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Those who produce food are among worlds hungriest – UN rights expert

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“Agricultural workers, including women, children and migrants and plantation workers, are increasingly faced with low wages, part-time work, informality, and a lack of social and economic protections,” said Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, as she presented her annual report to the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee.Agricultural workers make up approximately one third of the world’s workforce – over a billion people – and often work in industrialized food systems which focus on increasing food production and maximizing profitability, at the expense of workers.According to the Rapporteur, more than 170,000 agricultural workers are killed doing their jobs every year; the risk of a fatal accident is twice as high in food production than in other sector.Those working on farms or plantations, face “regular exposure pesticides and to long hours spent in extreme temperatures without adequate access to water,” said Ms. Elver, and migrant workers are particularly vulnerable as they face “more severe economic exploitation and social exclusion than other agricultural workers” and “lack the fundamental protections otherwise extended to citizens”.The human rights expert noted that “employers are more likely to consider migrant workers as a disposable, low-wage workforce, silenced without rights to bargain collectively for improved wages and working conditions.”Children are also extremely vulnerable: about 108 million of them face the same dangers through agricultural work due to insufficient risk-prevention and lack of control measures. More than two thirds of the child labour workforce employed in the broader agricultural sector. The human rights expert urged governments to take action “to ensure that the people who produce our food do not go hungry, and that their fundamental rights are fully respected.”“Labour rights and human rights are interdependent, indivisible, and mutually inclusive”, she stated, adding that “the full enjoyment of human rights and labour rights for agricultural workers is a necessary precondition for the realization of the right to food.”States bear the primary duty to respect, protect and fulfill the right to food of agricultural workers under international human rights law and to regulate the national and extraterritorial behaviours of the private sector.“It is time for States to step up, and take swift and urgent action to hold accountable those who commit human rights violations against agricultural workers and to prevent further violations”, the expert concluded. read more

No deal on Dragons Den for software developed with Brock students help

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St. Catharines native Alex Peters tests Bruce Croxon, star of the business pitch reality show Dragon’s Den, how his math software works while pitching an investment opportunity to some of Canada’s top business minds. Peters and business partner Rohan Mahimker walked away without a business deal. Two entrepreneurs had their feet held to the fire Wednesday on the business pitch reality show Dragon’s Den.St. Catharines native Alex Peters and Rohan Mahimker walked away without a deal for their math software called Prodigy, developed with the help of a quartet of Brock computer sciences students and Prof. Beatrice Ombuki-Berman.Peters and Mahimker, University of Waterloo engineering graduates running the tech startup SMARTeacher, asked the dragon’s – some of Canada’s top business minds – for $120,000 for 12 per cent equity in their business, which they valued at $1 million.Four of the dragon’s, Bruce Croxon, Arlene Dickinson, David Chilton and Jim Treliving offered $120,000 for 50 per cent equity, arguing that while they saw potential in the game, which takes its cues from a players emotions, there have been no sales yet.Peters and Mahimker countered with a proposal for $200,000 and 30 per cent equity but were turned down.Peters and Mahimker received $50,000 from the federal government’s Applied Research and Commercialization Initiative (ARC) last year to collaborate with Ombuki-Berman and students Alex Bailey, Kyle Harrison, Ethan Jackson and Chris Stinson to bring to life their idea for a children’s math game that uses technology similar to a lie detector test to determine a player’s reaction to the questions being asked and adjusts the level of difficulty accordingly.Brock is one of ARC’s administering bodies in south-central Ontario.Watch the episode online. read more

Meltdown on A2 as lorry laden with chocolate bursts into flames

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first_imgFirefighters managed to extinguish the blaze, which was concentrated in the lorry’s cab, and efforts were being made to move the HGV, fire officials said.Highways England said the lorry’s load had melted on to the carriageway and they urged drivers to allow extra time for their journeys.A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said there were no reports of injuries and the cause of the fire was unknown. Avoid the #A2 north bound there has been a lorry fire and massive tailbacks from greenhithe to Medway bridge! pic.twitter.com/PXSt70nGyH— E&M Waste Clearance (@EMWasteClearanc) July 20, 2017 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.center_img Traffic is choc-a-block on the A2 this morning after a lorry believed to be laden with chocolate bars went up in flames.Three out of the four lanes on the London-bound A2 near Bluewater shopping centre in Kent were closed on Thursday morning while fire crews made the scene safe.last_img read more

Deaths of up to 250 patients reviewed at toxic heart unit

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The deaths of up to 250 patients who died following heart surgery at an NHS hospital are to be reviewed.All the patients underwent surgery at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, south London, between April 2013 and September 2018.The review, commissioned by NHS Improvement, comes after the hospital suspended complex heart surgery last year to improve services.A leaked report previously suggested that poor relationships at the cardiac unit contributed to a higher mortality rate.The trust said families of cardiac surgery patients who died during the review period will be contacted if the panel identifies “any significant concerns about their care”.Jacqueline Totterdell, chief executive at St George’s, said: “It is absolutely essential that patients and their families have full confidence in the care our cardiac surgery team provide – and this review of past deaths will be a key part of that process.”The review only applies to cardiac surgery at St George’s, and does not include other associated specialities – for example, cardiology.The panel will examine the safety and quality of care that patients who died during or after cardiac surgery at St George’s received during the review period.They will do this by reviewing the medical records of deceased cardiac surgery patients, as well as any investigations conducted by the Trust at the time of the patients’ deaths. The panel is likely to review between 200-250 deaths as part of this process, which will take place between six and 12 months to complete.The period between April 2013 and March 2017 has been identified as a time when the trust had a statistically higher mortality rate compared with the other 31 cardiac surgery centres in the UK.The panel will also review deaths between April 2017 and 1 September 2018, when improvements were being made.Last summer a leaked report  warned that a “toxic” feud between two rival camps at the unit left staff feeling a high death rate was inevitable.St George’s Hospital heart unit was consumed by a “dark force” and patients were put at risk, the investigation concluded. The damning review was written by former NHS England deputy medical director Mike Bewick in response to higher mortality rates at the hospital.He found the south London facility had a cardiac surgery death rate of 3.7 per cent – above the national 2 per cent average, reports said.Internal scrutiny was said to be “inadequate” and the department was riven between “two camps” exhibiting “tribal-like activity”.Professor Bewick’s review was quoted as saying: “Some felt that there was a persistent toxic atmosphere and stated that there was a ‘dark force’ in the unit.” 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. Conversations with 39 members of staff revealed they were shocked by the death rate, but “most felt that poor performance was inevitable due to the pervading atmosphere”.The independent reviewer examined “disturbing and often difficult information”, concluding an “existential threat” was posed to the unit because staff and patients would go elsewhere if problems persisted. read more

Sandvik is expanding its crusher manaufacturing capacity

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first_imgSandvik Mining and Construction is expanding its manufacturing of crushing equipment in Svedala, Sweden, and investing SEK300 million in a new production plant. The nearly 6,000 m2 production plant will be completed during early 2012. The plant will be fitted with the most modern production equipment for manufacturing key components for Sandvik’s crushers, which are assembled not only in Svedala, but also in other countries. The investment follows a decision earlier this year to also build a new distribution center in Svedala for spare parts for the European market. “Sandvik Mining and Construction has in recent years consolidated manufacturing to larger and highly efficient plants. In all locations in which we have manufacturing, it must be of worldclass. This applies to the highest degree to our facility in Svedala, where we also have our product development centre for crushing technology,” says Gert Sköld, CFO and Vice President, Sandvik Mining and Construction.last_img read more

Jacobs in engineering contract for Sisson tungstenmoly project

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first_imgJacobs Engineering Group has been awarded the value and basic engineering contract for the Sisson tungsten-molybdenum project in New Brunswick, Canada, which is majority-owned and operated by Northcliff Resources. Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is providing planning and engineering services for the plant and associated site infrastructure of the proposed mine project, which is expected to advance from the value and basic engineering phase to the detailed engineering phase in early 2015.In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Terry Hagen stated: “We are pleased to use our significant experience in mine engineering and construction and our strong presence in New Brunswick to support Northcliff on the Sisson Tungsten project.” Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services. In January 2014, the company announced that it the award of an oil sands and plant services contract by Suncor Energy Services for its Fort McMurray Base Plant. Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is providing management and services to support the maintenance of the plant’s process, which may include mechanical, rotating and operating equipment, as well as maintenance provisions in the areas of transportation, insulation, painting, and structural work.last_img read more

Malwarebytes offers malware removal USB stick for 500 per year

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first_imgHave a whole army of PCs to maintain? Malwarebytes has introduced a new tool to help you keep them infection free: the Techbench USB thumbdrive. If you move fast, you can score one for just $400 for the first year… a savings of $100!Obviously Techbench isn’t aimed at individuals looking after a half dozen PCs in a home or small business. It’s designed for the guys and gals in the trenches who spend their days uprooting trojans, viruses, and crapware from customers’ computers.Malwarebytes has been a go-to tool in the technician’s toolbox for many years, but it probably hasn’t generated the kind of revenue the company would like it to. Why? Because there’s a free version available, and many techs are “forgetting” to adhere to the licensing terms when they toss it onto a client’s machine to clean up a nasty infection.How do you convert would-be misusers? By offering something better. Yes, $500 a year is a steep premium to pay. But Malwarebytes Techbench gives technicians a copy of the app that’s good for unlimited use in a commercial setting.It’s also fully portable and can run on a system even when resident malware would be able to block a traditional installation. Malwarebytes uses an obfuscation system the company calls Chameleon to keep it from being detected.There’s also an option to install a local copy once the clean up process completes — just in case you want to arm your customers with the tools to defend themselves. Oh, and you also get to do whatever you want with the remaining 15GB or so that aren’t being used by Techbench.If your home network is so infection-prone that you’re actually considering shelling out $500 a year for Techbench, pause for a moment. You’d probably be better off purchasing more robust realtime antimalware software, picking up a router with built-in scanning, and maybe taking a class or two about staying safe online.last_img read more

Luis Enrique announces he will quit as Barcelona boss at end of

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first_imgEnrique has said he ‘needs a rest’ and will depart the Camp Nou at the end of his contract.Attention has already turned to who will replace him in the dugout next term with Athletic Club’s Ernesto Valverde and Sevilla’s Jorge Sampaoli rumoured to be top of the queue.It’s been quite an eventful first half in Manchester as City completely turn replay aroundNo Lampard, no Gerrard, no Drogba: new season signals seismic change in MLS attitude Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 1 Mar 2017, 9:21 PM LUIS ENRIQUE HAS announced he will stand down as Barcelona manager at the end of the current campaign.The 46-year-old, who is in his third season as boss, revealed the news minutes after watching his side demolish Sporting Gijon 6-1 – a result which moved them to the top of the La Liga standings.The former Barca player has enjoyed incredible success since arriving in 2014. In his first campaign, the club walked off with a treble – including the Champions League trophy.Last term, he won the league and Cup once again. 35 Comments Source: Rik Sharma/Twitter Image: Francois Mori Rakitic: [Luis Enrique] told us his decision first. We want to enjoy what’s left of the season and end it with success— Rik Sharma (@riksharma_) March 1, 2017 Luis Enrique announces he will quit as Barcelona boss at end of the season The news came minutes after his side had just put six past Sporting Dijon to move to the top of the La Liga table. center_img Share12 Tweet Email1 18,363 Views By Eoin O’Callaghan http://the42.ie/3266240 Mar 1st 2017, 9:21 PM Short URL Image: Francois Morilast_img read more

Wrong bus to Italy

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram An 19 year old Afghan who strapped himself under a bus in Athens to smuggle himself into Italy, found himself in Poland after a 30-hour trip. Polish mechanics discovered the 19-year-old after checking the bus. The youth had strapped himself to the underside of the gear box using a belt. He was said to be cold and exhausted but otherwise in good health. The would-be immigrant had travelled through Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary and Slovakia along the way, with the gear cable scratching his face every time the bus changed gears. He will be kept in a Polish detention centre pending a decision on his request for refugee status.last_img

Sheldon Adelson tops IAGs 2018 Asian Gaming Power 50 list

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first_imgMr Adelson retained top spot despite Galaxy Entertainment Group Deputy Chairman Francis Lui closing the gap significantly by way of the ranking system used by IAG to determine final positions. Mr Lui maintained second spot ahead of Melco Resorts Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho at number three.Sands China boasts three executives inside the top 10 in 2018, with Dr Wilfred Wong sitting at number seven and Rob Goldstein one place back in eighth.MGM China Co-Chairperson and Executive Director Pansy Ho moved back into the Top 10 in 10th spot following the February launch of MGM Cotai.Among the other major movers in 2018 were Suncity Group boss Alvin Chau, up from number seven to number five; NagaCorp owner Dr Chen Lip Keong rising from number 18 to 14; Star Entertainment Group’s Managing Director and CEO Matt Bekier up five places to number 15; and Wynn Macau Vice-Chairman, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director Linda Chen moving from 34 to 18 on the back of major management changes in 2018.Notables to fall out of the Asian Gaming Power 50 list completely in 2018 include Wynn Resorts co-founder Steve Wynn and Crown Resorts majority shareholder James Packer.First published by IAG in 2008, the Asian Gaming Power 50 has become renowned as the definitive guide to the most influential people in the Asian gaming industry over the preceding 12 months. However, this year represented the first time IAG has celebrated the Asian Gaming Power 50 with a black tie gala dinner.Over the course of three-and-a-half hours, guests were treated to a cocktail reception before enjoying a fine five-course meal, lively entertainment and the company of many industry peers and influencers.Melco Resorts and Entertainment was Title Sponsor of the Asian Gaming Power 50 Gala dinner, with Macau-based Lotus TV Main Supporting Partner.Scientific Games and Aristocrat were Platinum Sponsors of the event, which was also supported by Alphaslot, Aruze Gaming, EvolutionHR, Galaxy Entertainment Group, IGT, Meg-Star Group, Sands China Ltd and Wynn Macau.Beverage Sponsors included ASC Fine Wines, Macau Beer, Moët & Chandon, Omtis Fine Wines and Watson’s Wine Wholesale.The night was emceed by Hong Kong duo Yamilette M. Cano and Jose Chan Rodrigues. RelatedPosts Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Sheldon Adelson, the Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands and Sands China, has topped the Asian Gaming Power 50 – an annual ranking of the most influential individuals in the Asian gaming industry – for the sixth consecutive year in 2018, Inside Asian Gaming (IAG) has announced.The 2018 rankings were unveiled at the inaugural Asian Gaming Power 50 Gala Dinner, held at Studio City in Macau on Friday night. Load Morelast_img read more