Minerva Punjab moves court after AIFF goes ahead with I-League game in Srinagar

first_imgDefending champions Minerva Punjab FC Monday moved Delhi Hight Court after the All India Football Federation (AIFF) refused to relocate their I-League match in Srinagar in the wake of the Pulwama terrorist attack.Claiming that they were not given the written security assurances they sought, Minerva Punjab did not travel to the Jammu and Kashmir’s capital for the game, even as the host team players turned up at the TRC Turf Ground in their jerseys.Interestingly, the AIFF has not declared the match as forfeiture till now. According to FIFA guidelines, in the event of a forfeiture, full points are awarded to the team turning up for the game.”We have filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court, seeking relief so that we are not forced to play in Srinagar at this volatile time,” Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj told PTI.”Even today there was a 12-hour encounter where four Armymen have been martyred. And they are saying ‘come and play football here’. Unless the court intervenes, we are not expecting natural justice.”In a statement, I-League CEO Sunando Dhar said, “The local security authorities in Srinagar have given a go ahead to hold the match. The AlFF has assured of all the necessary arrangements for players and officials by the local authority.”He added that the “whole security arrangement of the players from the airport to the team hotel and from travelling from the hotel to the ground and return, everything was taken care of.”The fate of the February 28 match between East Bengal and Real Kashmir, scheduled to be played in Srinagar, has also come under the cloud.advertisementReal Kashmir FC co-founders Sandeep Chattoo and Shamim Meraj expressed disappointment that the match did not take place.”It’s very unfortunate that the match could not take place today at TRC, we had made all the necessary arrangements for the visiting team and had got the local authorities supporting us. Despite apprehensions, a lot of locals turned up for the match.”On Thursday, at least 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed while several others injured in what is being termed as the deadliest terrorist strike in three decades in Jammu and Kashmir.Also Read | Srinagar not the place to play football right now: Minerva boss responds to Real KashmirAlso Read | What a shame Minerva Punjab did not turn up for I-League match, say Real Kashmir FCAlso Read | Minerva Punjab likely to face action after no-show in Srinagar for Real Kashmir tielast_img read more

Vegas Computer’s Score Prediction For Alabama-LSU

first_imgLSU prepares to snap the ball against Alabama in the BCS National Championship.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 09: Jordan Jefferson #9 and the Louisiana State University Tigers line up against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The biggest game of the weekend will undoubtedly be Alabama-LSU. Unfortunately, the spread on this game is just as huge as the stakes.Alabama are heavily favored, with sports books giving them anywhere from a 13.5 to 14.5-point spread in the game.Some sports books are coming up with their own predictions for the final score as well.OddsShark is predicting Alabama to cover the spread and has the Crimson Tide rolling. The sports book predicts Alabama will have 47.6 points to LSU’s 25.6 points, which comes out to a 48-26 Alabama win.The results should come as no surprise. The Alabama-LSU rivalry has been considerably one-sided for several years now.Alabama have won seven straight against the Tigers dating back to the BCS National Championship game in 2012.LSU have found ways to keep the Alabama offense at bay in their last few meetings in Baton Rouge. Unfortunately, it has frequently been their offense that has failed to get them over the hump.Whoever wins this game will control their own destiny in both the SEC title chase and the College Football Playoffs.last_img read more

Celebrity Cruises to Homeport One of Its Ships in Tampa

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Celebrity Cruises, a part of the Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises, has unveiled a new homeport as it plans to redeploy one of its vessels to Port Tampa Bay.The company’s Celebrity Constellation would deploy on three alternating 10- and 11-night roundtrip sailings for the winter 2020 season from Tampa. The vessel is scheduled to undergo its “revolutionary” modernization in May 2020 as part of ‘The Celebrity Revolution’, Celebrity’s USD 500 million investment in ship-wide upgrades.“Our guests and travel advisors have been asking us to return to Tampa since our last call there in 2007,” Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises, said.“We are very excited to welcome Celebrity Cruises to the Tampa Bay market. In 2020 Celebrity Cruises will offer a variety of itineraries from Tampa that will include stops at exotic locations in southern and eastern Caribbean,” Paul Anderson, Port Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson, added.last_img read more

Thousands of Job Seekers Connect with Employers

first_imgMore than 2,000 job seekers have made contacts with employers over the last three months through a new provincial initiative. Opportunities Nova Scotia, launched in March, consisted of a series of hiring fairs in Wolfville, Halifax, Sydney, Port Hawkesbury and Yarmouth, with pilots in Truro and Bridgewater. There was also online recruitment and education for employers to help them meet workforce needs. “The participation in this initiative and the feedback we have received have been tremendous,” said Education Minister Karen Casey. “We have identified thousands of good jobs across the province and, to date, more than 200 people have found employment. We are working to keep our talent in Nova Scotia and to help employers meet their recruitment needs. The success of Opportunities Nova Scotia has gotten us closer to achieving those goals.” Success as of May 30: 95 employers and 2,582 job seekers participated across the province; 523 job postings were showcased, representing more than 2,300 jobs in a variety of sectors including education, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing and transportation; 63 per cent of all job postings were above the $30,000 salary range with 34 per cent in the $30,000 to $50,000 range and 27 per cent in the $50,000 to $70,000 range; to date, more than 200 people were hired ranging from entry-level positions in call centres to highly skilled positions such as engineers and human-resource managers. This number is expected to grow as candidates continue to go through the interview and hiring process; 16 per cent of all resumes received were from out-of-province, primarily from Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland. Wayne Ellis and Lisa Nicholson were among the many employers and job seekers, who connected as a result of the hiring fairs. Mr. Ellis, a superintendent with Acadian Mining Corporation, formerly Acadian Gold Corporation, was on-hand at the Halifax fair and had the opportunity to talk to Ms. Nicholson, then a job seeker and now a colleague. “This was a great success for our organization,” said Mr. Ellis. “Not only did we receive a great number of applications from qualified candidates, but it was an opportunity for us to raise the profile of our young company. The province really stepped up to the plate to connect employers and prospective employees. We look forward to involvement in future provincial initiatives.” Ms. Nicholson said she wasn’t expecting to find the managerial opportunities she was looking for, but she hoped to talk to some of the companies she was targeting in her job search. Two weeks after the hiring fair, she had completed the interview process and secured a permanent, managerial role in human resources with Acadian Mining Corporation. “I was surprised, and pleased, at the variety of positions at the fair,” Ms. Nicholson said. “I would recommend events like this to anyone looking for a job. The opportunity for face-to-face communication with a wide range of employers is key.” Following up on its success in the province, Opportunities Nova Scotia will expand to other jurisdictions within Canada, targeting expatriots living and working in places such as Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton. Details and timing for phase two will be announced when they are finalized. Opportunities Nova Scotia is a partnership of the Department of Education, The People Bank, jobboom.com, regional development authorities, local municipalities, the Nova Scotia Come to life initiative and employers.last_img read more

KVIC chief gets 3 year extension

first_imgNew Delhi: Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena will continue to head the organisation for another three years. An official from the Ministry of MSME said Friday that the Centre granted the extension to Saxena, the only person in the government from corporate side heading an autonomous body, with effect from September 5, 2019. Saxena, first appointed KVIC Chairman in October 2015, explored untapped streams of Khadi and Village Industries and implemented many innovative schemes like ‘Honey Mission’, ‘Kumhaar Sashaktikaran Scheme’ and leather artisans development scheme, he said.last_img read more

Man faces charges for making and selling fake transit passes in Calgary

first_imgCALGARY – Calgary police have charged a man after a lengthy investigation led to the discovery of more than $1 million in fake transit passes.The year-long investigation involved nine search warrants and eventually led to arrest of a 31-year-old Calgary man.The police investigation started on June 28, 2017, when Calgary Transit’s peace officers noticed an increasing number of high-quality, forged UPASS stickers.UPASS stickers are transit passes available only to post-secondary students.Officers located the stickers online and identified a suspect, who used fake names, different phone numbers and multiple ads to conceal who he was.A package of 3,300 fake stickers — worth $1.3 million to Calgary Transit — was then intercepted by Canadian Border Services Agency in January 2018.Police say the stickers were professionally printed in China and addressed to the suspect.Authorities say the suspect sold about $34,000 worth of fraudulent stickers between May 2015 and January 2018.David Philip Smerd, 31, has been charged with making forged documents, fraud over $5,000 and uttering forged documents.He is to appear in court on Sept. 10.last_img read more

DavidsTea shareholders sue company founder seeking to have him removed

first_imgMONTREAL – The founder of DavidsTea Inc. is being sued by company shareholders seeking to have Herschel Segal removed as executive chairman and the election of a new board of directors.Three Highland Limited partnerships which together own 12.8 per cent of the Montreal-based beverage retailer’s shares filed suit in Quebec Superior Court against Segal and his investment firm Rainy Day Investments.Rainy Day Investments owns 46.4 per cent of DavidsTea shares.DavidsTea says the lawsuit is without merit and contains old, baseless allegations.Segal says in a statement that DavidsTea won’t be distracted by efforts to turn around the struggling retailer.The company, which is not named as a defendant, says it will defend against efforts that affect the election of directors or appointment of management.It says the new lawsuit seemingly replaces a similar motion filed before the June annual meeting that was later withdrawn.A slate of Rainy Day nominees were elected to the board and that resulted in the resignation of CEO Joel Silver, but two of those directors also later resigned.Segal has pledged that the chain of tea shops will become profitable within a year and focus on its Canadian roots.last_img read more

Aphria names special committee to investigate allegations by shortsellers

first_imgLEAMINGTON, Ont. — Marijuana producer Aphria Inc. says its board of directors has appointed a special committee of independent directors to review the company’s acquisition of LATAM Holdings Inc., which has been criticized by short-sellers.The company says it remains confident in the deal, but in the face of what it called “inaccurate and misleading accusations” by the short-sellers it is undertaking the comprehensive review.Quintessential Capital Management and Hindenburg Research have alleged that the cannabis grower’s acquisition of assets in Colombia, Argentina and Jamaica totalling $280 million from Scythian Biosciences were “largely worthless.”The special committee includes John Herhalt, Shlomo Bibas and Tom Looney.Herhalt, who is the lead independent director and the head of the audit committee, will lead the special committee.Shares in the company, which plunged in the wake of the allegations, were up about 32 per cent or $1.63 at $6.63 in trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

US now seeking social media details from all visa applicants

WASHINGTON — The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers. It’s a vast expansion of the Trump administration’s enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors.In a move that’s just taken effect after approval of the revised application forms, the department says it has updated its immigrant and nonimmigrant visa forms to request the additional information, including “social media identifiers,” from almost all U.S. applicants.The change, which was proposed in March 2018, is expected to affect about 15 million foreigners who apply for visas to enter the United States each year.“National security is our top priority when adjudicating visa applications, and every prospective traveller and immigrant to the United States undergoes extensive security screening,” the department said. “We are constantly working to find mechanisms to improve our screening processes to protect U.S. citizens, while supporting legitimate travel to the United States.”Social media, email and phone number histories had only been sought in the past from applicants who were identified for extra scrutiny, such as people who’d travelled to areas controlled by terrorist organizations. An estimated 65,000 applicants per year had fallen into that category.The department says collecting the additional information from more applicants “will strengthen our process for vetting these applicants and confirming their identity.”The new rules apply to virtually all applicants for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. When it filed its initial notice to make the change, the department estimated it would affect 710,000 immigrant visa applicants and 14 million nonimmigrant visa applicants, including those who want to come to the U.S. for business or education.The new visa application forms list a number of social media platforms and require the applicant to provide any account names they may have had on them over the previous five years. They also give applicants the option to volunteer information about social media accounts on platforms not listed on the form.In addition to their social media histories, visa applicants are now asked for five years of previously used telephone numbers, email addresses, international travel and deportation status, as well as whether any family members have been involved in terrorist activities.Only applicants for certain diplomatic and official visa types are exempted from the requirements.The Associated Press read more

Navy stops 17 people who attempted to head to Australia

Among those arrested are a woman, two small girls and two young boys. The would-be asylum seekers had left from the Negombo harbor onboard the fishing trawler “Vindana 3” on 1st March. The Sri Lanka navy apprehended the migrants on a tip off received by intelligence personnel. The apprehended migrants were taken to the port of Galle with the help of the naval craft P414 and handed over to the police station in Galle for onward investigations.The navy said that there is no means of heading towards Australia using illegal methods as the country is very strict with regard to such migration. The navy today arrested 17 people who attempted to head to Australia by boat, the navy media unit said.Naval crew onboard the ship SLNS Samudura apprehended the 17 people early this morning in the seas 40 NMs off the Galle lighthouse. “However people keep on venturing and losing their hard earned money based on the bogus information given by human smugglers and finally become convicts in the hands of the law. Due to the deployment of Sri Lanka navy’s regular patrols and its strong network of intelligence it is impossible to break the shackles of the navy,” the navy said following the arrest.Australia has in the recent past adopted a policy to turn back any illegal asylum seeker boats which attempts to reach Australian waters. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Sea cucumber to be smuggled to Sri Lanka seized near Rameswaram

The officials managed to nab one of the gang members while the rest escaped. A case has been registered. Around 400 kg of sea cucumber meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka was seized from a coconut grove in Tirappanvalasai, about 35 km from Rameswaram today, Outlook India reported.One suspect was arrested in this connection, the Police said. Acting on a tip-off, a team of forest officials reached the spot and seized the sea cucumber valued at Indian Rs 5 lakh, stocked by a gang to be smuggled to Sri Lanka. Sea cucumbers, classified as endangered species and their harvest banned under the Wildlife Protection Act, are in demand in South-East asian countries. (Colombo Gazette) read more

What houseowners should know before hanging a For Lease sign on their

by David Paddon, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 24, 2017 12:21 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – With real estate sales softening in many markets across Canada, homeowners looking to unload their property may find it preferable to hang out a “For Lease” sign on the front lawn rather than sell it for a less desirable price.While rental properties can provide a stream of reliable income, housing experts say the first-timer’s success will depend on a lot of factors — ranging from the location and condition of your property to the tax and legal implications of becoming a landlord.Royal LePage CEO Phil Soper says property owners should start by getting an up-to-date comparative market analysis from their broker or sales rep.“The challenge, like pricing any product, is to find the maximum value that you can drive in the marketplace and keep it empty for the minimum amount of time,” says Soper.“You can kill the entire economics of renting your condo or your house out if it stays empty for any extended period of time.”Other than taking a month of turnover to freshen up a property, he says, you never want a rental sitting without a tenant.Soper adds that landlords will also be affected by their personal preferences, skills and available time to manage the property.“It’s not for me but other people love it. They love the do-it-yourself stuff. They love the regular income. They even like dealing with tenants and become friendly with them.”Toronto realtor Daniel Greenbaum of Forest Hill Real Estate says one of the key services he provides as a sales representative for landlords is screening prospective tenants to be sure they have good references, are qualified in terms of income and are likely a good fit for the owner.“Unfortunately, once somebody moves into a property, it’s very hard to get rid of them,” Greenbaum says.Lawyer Max Cohen, senior partner at Cohen LLP in Toronto, says landlord-tenant law falls under provincial jurisdiction and the rules vary across the country.“Alberta, for example, is a little more landlord-friendly than Ontario (which) tends to be a fairly tenant-friendly environment.”He adds that landlords need to understand how they’ll be taxed under federal law when the property is sold.Once a principle residence becomes an income property, there’s a change to its eligibility for an exemption from capital gains tax — potentially a large amount of money, depending on the specific circumstance.“It doesn’t mean that all of the gain is taxable (but) probably just as important you can’t eliminate the capital gains tax by moving back and living in the property for awhile,” Cohen says. What houseowners should know before hanging a ‘For Lease’ sign on their property A leased home in Toronto’s west-end is shown on June 20, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy read more

Week in Brussels – week ending Friday 29 January 2016

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Adam Silver Rides A Bear And Five Other Perfect Ideas For Fixing

Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed 4.) Bruce from Maryland suggests:The first 10 picks are assigned by placement in an essay contest for basketball fans in ~4th grade to ~8th grade. 500 words or less on an appropriate subject (not necessarily sports related) that would be announced at the All-Star break. All teams eligible, regardless of standings. The rest of the picks are in the order of finish from worst to first.The kids send their essay to a judging panel along with which team they would like to have the draft pick if they win (so no team gets more than one of the picks). The chosen 10 kids are invited to the draft order revealing show that replaces the lottery show, and they all have envelopes revealing their favorite team (not necessarily by geography). They are all called up in reverse order of finish, which they do not know at the time, and reveal the team they chose.I’m still unsure whether this is an earnest proposal or not. I choose to believe that it is. This would be wonderful. That’s the only con I can think of, too. Seeing Daryl Morey on a trampoline would be pretty fun. 3.) Adam from Madison, Wisconsin, suggests:If you miss the playoffs 10 years in a row your team moves to Seattle. 76ers fans would definitely start getting nervous after about year 5. Forces teams to attempt to be good or at least plan on being good quickly. Oh, man, I hope Seattle gets a team back sooner than this. But I like the idea of fans in the Emerald City actively rooting for a random team to be awful. 5.) Dave from Toledo, Ohio, suggests: Get rid of the draft. Actually, get rid of the NBA. Boom. No more tanking.It’s been right in front of us this whole time! For the last 10 days, our sports podcast, “Hot Takedown,” has been running a crowdsourcing project, soliciting ideas for ways to change the NBA draft and prevent teams from deliberately tanking their seasons in pursuit of better picks. Almost 7,000 people have submitted their ideas thus far, and I am slowly working my way through them. It’s pretty intense.We’ll announce our winner on next week’s podcast — a winner chosen from among the many very serious and thoughtful proposals. This is not an article about those. This is an article about our six favorite weird ideas.The proposals, in reverse order of how much we like them: 6.) Aaron from Spokane, Washington, suggests:To fix the tanking problem, I propose a system where the GM of every NBA team participates in a round-robin HORSE tournament. The GM with the most wins gets the first selection in the draft, followed by the GM with the second most wins, and so on. If more than one GM finishes the tournament with the same score, the tie will be broken by a trampoline dunk contest judged by Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.Pros:Removing the teams’ regular season performances from the equation eliminates tanking.GMs would have an incentive to become ballers. Also, there would be a great incentive for former players to become GMs.Whoever picked up the TV rights to this event would enjoy a ratings bonanza. Cons:Larry Bird and Magic Johnson might be busy. If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. 2.) Andrew from Sarasota Springs, Florida, suggests:The bottom three teams would be relegated to English League 2 Football where they would have to play a year of soccer in towns like Accrington and Morecambe. Upon their return from a year in the (lovely) English wilderness, they would be guaranteed picks 1-3 based on their finishing order in League 2.Pros: hilarity of seeing NBA players play soccer; more media attention for League 2 matches; arguably players would gain new forms of fitness and stamina; Carmelo Anthony adopting an affected English accent; more demand for Brazilian players in trades.Cons: may stunt development of early career players; Maroon 5, Keith Urban, and Billy Joel would each need to play approximately 75 more stadium shows a year to make up lost revenue. Andrew has thought it all through perfectly. 1.) Bob in New Orleans, Louisiana, suggests:Each team is required to bring a fish to the lottery ceremony. Each one has to be a different species (salmon, tuna, etc), and release it into a pool. Then, Adam Silver will ride a bear into the pool, and the fish that the bear eats first wins the lottery. If the bear eats Adam Silver, then it goes by worst-record first.I would watch what should be called The Tank Tank in an instant. It’s simple, it’s elegant, it has a hint of danger. Bob doesn’t even mention that some bears would be ravenous, having recently emerged from hibernation. But has he really considered all the implications? What kind of bear? Who gets what fish? Do teams get to select or is it randomly assigned? If Silver is riding a grizzly, the team with the river salmon would have a much better chance of winning. But if your team is represented by an Arctic char or fourhorn sculpin, everyone knows you’ll want Silver to be riding a polar bear.Keep listening to “Hot Takedown” for updates, and next week we will announce our (real) winner! By Jody Avirgan read more

Sitdown Sunday A tale of the disappeared children of Israel

first_imgDoing these “Oscars 20 years” recaps is fun, but it’s also a little melancholy, looking back at a not-so-distant past and realizing how many things occurred that would never again. I don’t even recognize some of the names and faces! Like, who is this person who was apparently nominated for an Oscar that year??2. The latest Instagram influencer frontier? Medical promotions.Pharmaceutical companies have begun partnering with influencers across social media to sell new drugs and medical devices. What impact is it having? (Vox, approx 23 mins reading time)By enlisting influencers to market their health care products amid a stream of Facetuned photos, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies co-opt narratives that give social media users a sense of how healthy they can be, if only they had this product. 3. The Disappeared Children of IsraelIn the state of Israel’s early years, a number of parents in immigrant transit camps were told that their babies had died. However, their families believed they had actually been abducted by Israeli authorities in the 1950s. Now, a younger generation is demanding answers. (The New York Times, approx 12 mins reading time)“Until the day she died, my mother didn’t forget this boy. She always said, ‘They took a child from me, they took a child from me.’” – Bracha Nadav Feb 24th 2019, 9:00 AM Share4 Tweet Email3 4. ‘Don’t feed the monster!’ The people who have stopped buying new clothesA growing movement is avoiding fast fashion in favour of secondhand clothing. Is this the biggest personal change that can be made for the environment? (The Guardian, approx 11 mins reading time)“A lot of people are getting really sick of fast fashion,” Fewell says. “People used to watch hauls [mass trying-on sessions of newly purchased clothing] on YouTube and be like: ‘Yeah, great.’ Now if you click on a haul and read the comments, everyone’s like: ‘Oh, there’s so much stuff, it looks really bad quality.’ People are a lot more aware.”5. Inside the London tech scene’s frantic plan to stop BrexitThere’s just over a month until 29 March, which is the date by which the UK must legally leave the EU. In the UK, London’s tech scene is scrambling to build tools to bring Brexit crashing down before it’s too late. (Wired, approx 8 mins reading time)They have seen how VCs stopped liking the UK; they are fretting about European innovation grants drying up, or European tech workers talking about moving somewhere else; some of them are European citizens themselves. Dismayed by the fatalistic comportment of official trade organisations, these people congealed into an unofficial pro-Remain guerrilla operation, determined to use their skills to make the Brexit train stall before it goes flying over the white cliffs of Dover. 6. How the world got hooked on palm oilIt’s an ingredient in hundreds of items from biscuits to shampoo. However, our dependence on palm oil is having a major impact on the environment. Is it too late to break the habit? (The Guardian, approx 23 mins reading time)If things continue, the forests and their creatures will be gone, and the cost of labour will increase as some workers move up the economic ladder and realise there are better things they could be doing than picking fruit. Palm oil producers and consumers will be left with nothing.…AND A CLASSIC FROM THE ARCHIVES…German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld died on Tuesday. On that note, in 2006 New York Magazine published a long read profile of the fashion icon. (New York Magazine, approx 23 mins reading time)Before he ruled the world of fashion, Lagerfeld was a pampered little prince. The heir to a German condensed-milk fortune, he was raised on a 12,000-acre estate near the Danish border. At 4, he insisted on having his own valet because he liked to change clothes several times a day. The family remained on the estate during World War II, suffering no casualties or hardships; Lagerfeld insists that he barely even knew there was a war.More: The best reads from every previous Sitdown Sunday Sunday 24 Feb 2019, 9:00 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair.We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour.1. Recapping the 1999 Oscars Ceremony, When Shakespeare Beat SpielbergThe upcoming Oscars is in a sort of disarray this year, as there is currently no host planned for the event after Kevin Hart pulled out, so the night will run slightly different than in recent years. 20 years ago, the 1999 Oscars ceremony was the first to air on a Sunday. How did the show go down? (Vanity Fair, approx 25 mins reading time) Image: Shutterstock/FABRIZIO CONTE By Hayley Halpin Image: Shutterstock/FABRIZIO CONTE Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4507238 17,592 Views Sitdown Sunday: A tale of the disappeared children of Israel Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads. 5 Comments last_img read more

New Surveys Say Publishers Expect Mobile To Pay Off Big Within Two

first_imgTwo new publishing surveys predict rapid revenue growth for mobile apps in the next few years, although one shows most publishers rejecting the switch to an all-digital format. In the second annual “Going Mobile” survey from the Audit Bureau of Circulations and ABC Interactive, 65 percent of respondents say they believe digital delivery is important to their strategic future, up from 55 percent last year. Thirty-seven percent say they expect mobile to significantly impact their revenue in just two years. However, 78 percent of respondents disagreed that their publications would be delivered in digital-only format within the next five years. While Apple is listed as the number one e-reader manufacturer in the ABC survey, just 19 percent of respondents say they are satisfied with Apple’s app business model, while 11 percent say they are satisfied with the analytics and subscriber information they receive from Apple. Meanwhile, a report from mobile ad network Millennial Media, e-media conference producer DIGIDAY and financial services company Stifel Nicolaus, found that 31 percent of publishers surveyed expect their applications to increase 100 percent or more in 2011, with another 17 percent expecting an increase of 50 percent or more. (The Millennial Media report also says that just 6.7 percent of developers use an internal sales force to monetize their applications, while 83 percent use a third party, such as an ad network.)last_img read more

Cardiac Imaging Reveals Roots of Preeclampsia Damage in Pregnant Women

first_imgNews | Women’s Health | August 07, 2018 Cardiac Imaging Reveals Roots of Preeclampsia Damage in Pregnant Women Risks of blood pressure disorder during pregnancy long known but now better understood, researchers report Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Related Content August 7, 2018 — Johns Hopkins researchers say a heart imaging study of scores of pregnant women with the most severe and dangerous form preeclampsia further proves the condition mainly damages the heart’s ability to relax between contractions, making the organ overworked and poor at pumping blood.Preeclampsia is a condition marked primarily by high blood pressure and organ damage. It occurs in an estimated 5 to 8 percent of pregnant women, and in developing countries it causes up to 60 percent of all maternal deaths as well as premature births. In recent decades, researchers have been aware that preeclampsia also significantly increases the risk of heart failure, heart attack and stroke in mothers who had it but recovered — just how and why this risk occurs has been unclear.In the new study, designed to shed light on the subject, the Johns Hopkins researchers used imaging technology to study the pumping and relaxing activity of hearts in the sickest 10 percent of pregnant women with preeclampsia. A report on the study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on July 2.”Although we have ways of identifying and managing risk factors in many women, severe preeclampsia sometimes hits the healthy without warning,” said Arthur Jason Vaught, M.D., assistant professor of gynecology and obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “If we can find the causes and mechanisms behind the disorder, the idea is that we find better ways to prevent and treat it.”Because Johns Hopkins treats many high-risk pregnancies, the researchers were able to identify 63 women with severe preeclampsia for their study, along with 36 healthy matched controls. They defined severe preeclampsia as having a blood pressure higher than 160/110; abnormal levels of protein in the urine reflecting kidney damage; diagnosed kidney or liver damage; fluid in the lungs; low platelet counts and/or vision problems. Study participants had an average age of 30. Forty-seven percent were African-American, 44 percent were white, 9 percent were Hispanic and 4 percent were Asian.All participants underwent echocardiography to make images of the heart’s chambers at about 33 weeks of pregnancy. Results of the imaging showed that women with severe preeclampsia had higher contraction pressures in the right ventricles of their heart, and an average 31 millimeters of mercury compared to the healthy group with 22 millimeters of mercury. The ventricles are the two lower pumping chambers of the heart’s four sections.Because the right ventricle “shortens” or contracts during heart contraction, researchers were able to see a 5 percent difference in the change of the heart’s shape in those with severe preeclampsia compared with healthy controls.The researchers also concluded that among the women with severe preeclampsia, the periods between contractions when the heart relaxes and fills with blood was also abnormal, decreasing the heart’s ability to pump an adequate amount of blood to the body and overworking the heart when it did pump, leading to heart failure, according to Sammy Zakaria, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.Because of the abnormal relaxation rates in the hearts of women with severe preeclampsia, eight of the participants already had signs of heart failure and were classified as having grade II diastolic dysfunction.In women with preeclampsia, the left atrium — an upper chamber of the heart — was about 3 centimeters squared larger than those in healthy women. This was yet another sign of heart enlargement and overwork, the researchers said. And the walls of the hearts in women with preeclampsia were on average 0.2 centimeters thicker than those of healthy women.”A thicker, larger heart shows that the heart is working harder than normal,” said Zakaria. “It gets bigger like the body’s muscles when you work out, but in this case it isn’t a good thing, and it’s a serious risk factor for heart failure.”Six of the women with severe preeclampsia also had peripartum pulmonary edema, which, Zakaria said, is characterized by a fluid buildup in the lungs. The buildup causes swelling, difficulty breathing and other complications for both mother and fetus.”The damage done to the heart’s pumping ability during pregnancy in women with preeclampsia is striking, and it makes sense that this particular kind of damage puts them at greater risk of heart disease and strokes in the future,” said Vaught.The researchers do not at this point suggest that all pregnant women routinely undergo heart imaging, but say their study advances scientific understanding of the risks.Long-known risk factors for preeclampsia include very young or relative old age when pregnant, being overweight, high blood pressure, family history of some autoimmune disorders such as lupus, and African or Hispanic descent.For more information: www.onlinejacc.orgReferenceVaught A.J., Kovell L.C., Szymanski L.M., et al. “Acute Cardiac Effects of Severe Pre-Eclampsia.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology, July 2018. 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Minor evacuation at Melbourne Airport

first_imgIt’s “business as usual again” at Melbourne Airport, according to the gateway’s Twitter account, after a smoke in a computer room at the Melbourne Control Centre disrupted a few services yesterday morning.According to the an online update, although the smoke did not affect the airport’s air traffic control tower, there was a partial evacuation by air traffic control staff, which lead to aircraft in the southern flight information region temporarily held on the ground at all ports.“Airborne aircraft were controlled and managed normally for a landing and air traffic control tower services continued to be provided at all airports around the country,” the statement read.Fire fighters located at the airport helped resolve the issue within minutes, according to the airport, and no one was reported injured.Meanwhile, the airport also announced today a three percent increase in passenger numbers during February this year compared to the same month 2012.Click here for more information.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J. Operations return to normal. last_img read more

Air NZ Virgin Australia transTasman alliance receives conditional ap

first_img“The ACCC notes that the weighing up of likely public benefit and detriment was finely balanced and it was only with the proposed conditions that the ACCC reached the preliminary view that the alliance is likely to result in a net public benefit,” Dr Walker said. Draft approval to continue their trans-Tasman alliance. Source = ETB News: NJ Dr Walker noted that without the alliance, competition between Australia and New Zealand would be more limited, particularly with the recent cooperation between Qantas and Emirates. Although originally hoping to continue to the relationship for another five years, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) commissioner Jill Walker said due to potential impact of competition on certain routes, it would be appropriate to review the alliance earlier than the five years requested by Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand. However, the ACCC commissioner did request certain conditions be put in place on certain services that may experience reduced competition as a result of the union, by maintaining capacity on the routes.center_img Routes include Christchurch-Melbourne and Christchurch-Brisbane; Wellington-Brisbane; Queenstown-Brisbane; Auckland-Gold Coast; and Dunedin-Sydney, Dunedin-Melbourne and Dunedin-Brisbane. She said allowing Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand to continue linking network and sales will likely benefit the travelling public through “enhanced products and services”. Submissions on the draft decisions are welcome. Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand have received draft approval to continue their trans-Tasmania alliance for another three years.last_img read more

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At the end of the one-minute-twenty-second spot McConnells voice is heard over images of a basketball team winning a game "And if we win the majority in November I will work every day to change that This is our time to get it right" he says Unfortunately the first release of the ad didnt get it right: The images were of Dukes basketball team not Kentuckys Perhaps Baiano couldnt tell the difference between the two team uniforms I certainly couldnt Its something about the thickness of the blue lines on the white uniforms And it takes a sharp eye to catch it: The scene is up for less than two seconds The McConnell campaign quickly pulled down the ad and replaced the images with one of the correct team But it was too late The damage was already done McConnells opponent Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes of course jumped on the flub "After 30 years in Washington DC Mitch McConnell has clearly lost touch with Kentucky" her campaign said in a statement "It turns out he has been in Washington so long he does not even know the difference between Kentucky and Duke basketball" McConnell is trailing Grimes slightly in most polls Id call the mistake a flub rather than a gaffe because a gaffe underlines a truth John Kerry putting Swiss cheese on a Philly cheese steak during the 2004 campaign underlined how effete and out of touch he was with the common man (in Philly its only done right with cheese whiz) Texas Gov Rick Perry forgetting the third department of the federal government hed like to cut in the middle of a debate ("Oops") confirmed voter suspicions that he wasnt the sharpest tool in the shed And former Virginia Sen George Allen calling a Democrat tracker "Macaca" a racial epithet signaled to voters he might just be a southern racist hick But unlike former Indiana Sen Dick Lugar McConnell has been back to Kentucky over the past 29 years A lot So much so Republicans in the state sometimes lament his virtually authoritarian control over the Bluegrass State GOP Anyone whos met McConnell or been to his offices which are filled with Kentucky sports paraphernalia can tell you the man really is a Kentucky sports fan Is it a mistake Absolutely An embarrassing one And it comes on the heels of his last campaign video: two-and-a-half minutes of McConnell creepily smiling into the camera talking to voters and running meetingsall set to muzak That footage was presumably posted online so that outside Super PACs supporting McConnell could use it Instead The Daily Show the Tonight Show and thousands of amateur political lampooners used it to mock McConnell in an Internet meme known as #McConnelling Im not so sure if the fallout of this is McConnell having to prove his Kentucky basketball bona fides so much as fire his ad making team Contact us at editors@timecomIt’s Kanye West’s 38th birthday and his wife Kim Kardashian is celebrating in true Kardashian fashion: on social media Kardashian told West and her 324 million followers on Twitter and Instagram that he is her “best friend in the entire world” and the “most amazing husband & dad” The Kimye birthday morning apparently began early and as mornings do for many people with cereal On this birthday day Kardashian and West’s morning ritual also involved going through fans’ birthday messages Not sure why Kanye & I are up so early but we’re eating cereal & I’m showing him all of your sweet birthday messages Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 8 2015 Happy Birthday 2my best friend in the entire world U R the most amazing husband &dad U inspire me every single day pictwittercom/XbsHW1RpFv Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 8 2015 Have the best birthday ever #SWISH @kanyewest Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 8 2015 Kardashian and West who are parents to daughter North are expecting another child See Kim Kardashian’s Most Memorable Magazine Covers Kardashian was photographed by the controversial photographer Terry Richardson for her Rolling Stone cover In the issue she talks about Caitlyn Jenner her marriage to Kanye West and her love for the Backstreet Boys Terry Richardson—Rolling Stone From the #worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple to the #worldsmosttalkedaboutbutt Kim Kardashian already got national attention for being naked when a sex tape went public in 2007 but as the new cover of Paper magazine suggests it’s still her body — not her multi-million dollar iPhone game not her TV show not her marriage to Kanye West — that has the power to "break the Internet" Jean-Paul Goude—Paper Kardashian called her first Vogue cover "a dream come true" while critics accused to magazine of chasing what was trendy rather than defining it "As for the cover my opinion is that it is both charming and touching and it was I should add entirely our idea to do it" Anna Wintour said in its defense Annie Leibovitz—Vogue Before Kanye and Kim posed for Vogue they posed on the cover of the French magazine L’Officiel Hommes in 2013 Is this just a strikingly suggestive pose or actual candid moment between now-spouses Probably a little of both when it comes to this steamy photo shoot Nick Knight—L’Officiel Hommes In 2012 Kardashian graced the cover of V magazine — shot by Nick Knight who also shot her L’Officiel Hommes cover — and defended her reality show empire in the magazine’s pages by comparing it to rap music "When rap music first came out people were like ‘We don’t understand this what is this it’s just a fad’ But rap music is definitely here to stay and I think reality shows have proven they are as well" Nick Knight—V Magazine Channeling the typographic work of the iconic American artist Barbara Kruger the cover of W magazine’s November 2010 issue found Kim Kardashian (almost) bearing it all Inside its pages the only layer she had on was a thin coat of silver body paint Mark Seliger—W Magazine Kim Kardashian lands magazine covers because she’s a familiar face but that didn’t matter to YRB The magazine made her look near unrecognizable in a bob and dramatic makeup for a 2012 photo shoot that she later called "one of the most unique shoots [she’s] ever done" YRB Two of America’s biggest style icons met in 2009 when Kim Kardashian dressed up like Barbie who "guest edited" an issue of Australia’s Kurv magazine But it’s no surprise the star would say yes to a magazine that starts with the letter K Kurv A 2009 shoot for Complex caused controversy when the magazine’s website accidentally published an unretouched photo of Kim Kardashian While it reignited the ongoing debate about beauty standards Kardashian herself wasn’t mad "So what I have a little cellulite" Kardashian later wrote on her website "What curvy girl doesn’t How many people do you think are Photoshopped It happens all the time" Complex Kim Kardashian was the most-clothed person on the cover of Prestige magazine’s September 2010 issue when she posed with two naked men while looking like a sexed-up gladiator "This might be one of my most risque covers to date" she tweeted Prestige In 2012 Kim Kardashian covered New York magazine’s fashion issue which asked whether she had a place in the industry Since then she’s only shown that the answer to that question is a resounding yes as she attended Paris Fashion Week and the Met Ball and landed that Vogue cover — a magazine that in the past has been not-so-open-minded about women with curvy figures like hers New York Magazine 1 of 11 Advertisement Contact us at editors@timecom “Mariee Juarez entered Dilley a healthy baby girl and 20 days later was discharged a gravely ill child with a life-threatening respiratory infection. read more