Mission Durand Cup for Rishi Kapur

first_imgA gruelling season of the DLF-Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) Annual Senior Division Football League might have just ended on Tuesday, but Delhi United skipper Rishi Kapur has already set his sights on the upcoming Durand Cup.At 35, Kapur is definitely not one of the quickest on the pitch, but his dedication and enthusiasm can put even players half his age to shame. Delhi United won the league and thus automatically entered the Durand qualifiers, and Kapur doesn’t want the team to rest on its laurels.”This is just the beginning. The professionalism at this club has really impressed me and, while I might not be a youngster anymore, I want this club to reach great heights. We aren’t ready to rest on our laurels,” Kapur told MAIL TODAY.”Our aim is to win the Durand Cup and make Delhi football proud. I know it is easier said than done, but with the kind of players we have and the attitude of the management, we will definitely look to go as far as possible.”Commenting on playing at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex, Kapur said that the atmosphere was festive and it was a joy to play at the venue, built to host netball events during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.”It is after 25 years that the league has been held outside the Ambedkar Stadium, so we were a bit sceptical as to whether or not we will have people coming in to watch the matches. As we all know, Old Delhi has a football fan-base and initially we were expecting not too many people.advertisement”But I must confess that we have been pleasantly surprised. Not only have people come in to watch all the matches, even the mood has been festive. Even my family has been there on all match days and they have had a great time. The facilities here are top-class,” he said.Kapur feels that for Delhi football to flourish, it is important that more home-grown players are given a chance to showcase their talent in the league.”Indian football has definitely had a problem of foreign players – from African nations – coming in and plying their trade in the country.”It is surprising that a club like Shahdara FC had just one Delhi player in their ranks, and yet they are playing in the final of the DSA league. There should be a proper mix so that the local talent pool gets a boost,” Kapur said.last_img read more

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Swiss Open 2019: B Sai Praneeth settles for silver after final loss to Shi Yuqi

first_img Next Abreshmina S Quadri BaselMarch 17, 2019UPDATED: March 17, 2019 22:57 IST Swiss Open 2019: B Sai Praneeth was up against world No.2 Shi Yuqi of China in the final. (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSB Sai Praneeth lost 21-19, 18-21, 12-21 to Shi Yuqi in Swiss Open finalIt took 68 minutes for world No.2 Yuqi to beat PraneethThis was Praneeth’s chance to win his first title in 2 yearsB Sai Praneeth faultered at the final stage of Swiss Open 2019 as he lost 21-19, 18-21, 12-21 to world No.2 Shi Yuqi of China on Sunday. Despite starting on a high note and dominating Yuqi for half of the match, errors creeped in for Praneeth towards the second half of the match as Yuqi took the title.This was Praneeth’s chance to bag his first title in two years and especially after the kind of form he was in throughout the tournament – he had not dropped a single game.Praneeth was in top form coming into the final as he absolutely outplayed Olympic champion Chen Long in the semi-final to set up the final date with Yuqi.However, it came down to fitness and ability to carry on for longer on the court where Yuqi took the cake.Praneeth showed the flair of the semi-final in the first game and his cross court shots were doing the job again.Within 10 minutes, Praneeth went into the break with an 11-9 lead in the first game.Praneeth had found his rhythm while Yuqi was struggling to read the deception Praneeth was playing with.Praneeth showed some exceptional control at the net and raced off to an 18-12 lead after the break.Yuqi, however, was not giving up as expected and kept Praneeth’s on his toes.Despite having a 19-16 lead, Yuqi stormed right back to make it 19-19 only for Praneeth to hold his nerves and close out the game 21-19 in 21 minutes.advertisementPraneeth began the second in a similar manner, finding the lines and troubling Yuqi with his all-court play.Praneeth had a good lead and was looking primed to take it but Yuqi shifted gears and began to take control.Errors began to creep in for Praneeth and Yuqi took the second game 21-18 in 26 minutes to force the decider.A third game is known to be a bit of achilles’ heel for Praneeth and the same showed up in Basel as Yuqi began to stay on top of Praneeth in the decider.Praneeth kept making errors and looked exhausted while Yuqi had found his reserve energy to carry on strong.In 13 minutes, Yuqi took an 11-7 lead into the break and never looked back from there.Praneeth attempted but in the end, Shi Yuqi was just too good. Yuqi took the decider in 21 minutes and won the title in 68 minutes.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Swiss Open 2019Follow B Sai PraneethFollow Shi Yuqi Swiss Open 2019: B Sai Praneeth settles for silver after final loss to Shi YuqiSwiss Open 2019: B Sai Praneeth could not upstage the world No.2 Shi Yuqi of China and lost 21-19, 18-21, 12-21 in the final at Basel on Sunday.advertisementlast_img read more

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RR vs DC IPL 2019, T20 broadcast: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals Live Streaming

first_img India Today Web Desk JaipurApril 22, 2019UPDATED: April 22, 2019 10:04 IST RCB vs CSK broadcast channels (Courtesy by BCCI)Delhi Capitals will hope to keep the juggernaut rolling when they take on Rajasthan Royals in an away IPL encounter in Jaipur on Monday.Delhi have been doing better at away games rather than at their home ground but Saturday night they managed to reverse that at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground with a five-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab, helping them remain on third spot in the points table.Rajasthan Royals also won their match here on Saturday by the same margin against a formidable Mumbai Indians as Steve Smith celebrated his return at the helm with a captain’s innings.With both teams rejuvenated after their respective victories, it will be an interesting battle for one-upmanship come Monday.However, Rajasthan would be a bit more desperate than Delhi as they are languishing at the second last position in the points table with just three wins from nine outings.Where will the IPL 2019 match between RR vs DC be played?The IPL 2019 match between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur from 8 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2019 match between RR vs DC live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2019 match between RR vs DC?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/ipl-2019 & www.indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the IPL 2019 match between RR vs DC?advertisementRajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Shubham Ranjane, Ashton Turner, Steve Smith, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Sudhesan Midhun, Jaydev Unadkat, Ish Sodhi, Prashant Chopra, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Aryaman Birla, Riyan Parag, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Liam Livingstone, Varun Aaron, Jos Buttler, Shahshank Singh, Manan Vohra, Rahul TripathiDelhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (c), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant (WK), Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Ankush Bains, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford, Jalaj Saxena, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa, Colin Munro, Manjot Kalra.Also Read | MS Dhoni magic leaves cricket fraternity in awe: Cricket needs Dhoni to write it’s scriptsAlso Read | MS Dhoni 1st Indian to hit 200 sixes in Indian Premier LeagueFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi CapitalsFollow RR vs DC RR vs DC IPL 2019, T20 broadcast: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals Live StreamingRR vs DC Match: Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals will both look to continue their winning momentum. a win though will mean more for Rajasthan when they face Delhi in Jaipur on Mondayadvertisementlast_img read more

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It’s Virat Kohli’s call whether he wants rest for Bangladesh T20Is: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly

first_img Next It’s Virat Kohli’s call whether he wants rest for Bangladesh T20Is: BCCI President Sourav GangulySoon to be BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, who is due to meet the Indian captain Virat Kohli on October 24, has clarified that it is the latter’s decision to whether take rest for the T20I series vs Bangladesh.advertisement Press Trust of India KolkataOctober 21, 2019UPDATED: October 21, 2019 21:51 IST Ganguly said that he will be meeting Virat Kohli on October 24 (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSSourav Ganguly is set to be elected the BCCI president after the election on October 23Ganguly said that he will be meeting Virat Kohli on October 24Ganguly also heaped praise on Rohit Sharma and Umesh YadavBCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly on Monday left it to skipper Virat Kohli to take a call on his availability for the upcoming three-match T20 series against Bangladesh, starting November 3.There is a speculation that Kohli, who has played 48 of the last 56 international games across formats, will take rest for the T20s but come back for the two Test matches in Indore and Kolkata.”I will meet him on October 24th. I will talk to him like a BCCI president talks to the captain. He is the captain and he can take a call,” Ganguly told reporters at the CAB headquarters.He was all praise for Rohit Sharma, who has been a smash-hit with 529 runs in his kitty, including a maiden double hundred.”I am very happy for Rohit. I don’t need to say that he is a top batsman. We all know what he can do,” Ganguly said.The soon-to-be BCCI president also lauded Umesh Yadav for his hostile spell of fast bowling.”He has been brilliant. He has varied the length really well as on Indian wickets you don’t get a lot of bounce,” Ganguly said.Also Read | BCCI president Sourav Ganguly confident Bangladesh will tour India despite players’ strikeAlso Read | India tour in danger after Bangladesh players go on strikeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Sourav GangulyFollow Virat KohliFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Umesh Yadavlast_img read more

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Chinese Shipyards Opt for WTS’ HVAC Systems

first_imgwilhelmsen, April 4, 2014 zoom Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) has won contracts to deliver its HVAC systems to four Chinese shipyards.The HVAC system are for:Four bulk carriers being built at Jinling Shipyard scheduled for delivery between September 2015 and June 2016Eight bulk carriers being built at Yangfan Group’s Zhoushan Shipyard scheduled for delivery between November 2015 and September 2016Four chemical tankers being built at Guangzhou Shipyard scheduled for delivery between December 2015 and July 2016One training vessel being built at Cosco Shipyard scheduled for delivery in December 2015The training vessel is being built for Dalian Maritime University (DMU), the only key maritime institution under the Ministry of Communications, People’s Republic of China. The new training vessel will be the 3rd ship operated by DMU and will carry students all over the globe.In addition to the above orders, Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions won the contract to deliver HVAC systems for two Pure Car/Truck Carriers (PCTC) built at Hyundai Heavy Industries for Wilh. Wilhelmsen.last_img read more

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Amendments to Condominium Act Proposed

first_img The amendments also help clarify and simplify provisions of theact for condo developers and corporations in areas such as voting requirements, management contracts, arbitration and guidelines for the development and implementation of condo rules. The proposed changes were the result of a comprehensive review of the act and an extensive consultation conducted on a wide range of issues identified by the Condominium Review Committee, consisting of condo owners, condo corporations, developers, property managers and the legal community. Most of the amendments are supported by more than 95 per cent of the respondents in the public consultation. ensuring prospective buyers are given more information about the condo corporation at the time of the purchase extending the cooling-off period after the purchase agreement is signed to allow the buyer more time to review the contract and other paper work prohibiting developers from forcing buyers to move into their units before the building is completed and closing has taken place requiring all buildings that are converted to condominiums, regardless of size, to have a report prepared on the condition of the building to determine the amount of funds needed to be kept in reserve for future repairs Changes to the Condominium Act introduced today, Oct. 14, will strengthen consumer protection for condo owners and prospective buyers, and improve the administration of condominium corporations. “Consumer protection is one of our top priorities,” said Ramona Jennex, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “These amendments will benefit a fast-growing segment of our population who live in condominiums now or are thinking of moving into condominiums the near future.” Among other things, these changes will enhance consumer protection by:last_img read more

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BC legislature dress code proposal includes contemporary modifications

first_imgThe Canadian Press VICTORIA — A report by the acting clerk of British Columbia’s legislature proposes an updated dress code modelled on what is considered professional and contemporary business attire.Kate Ryan-Lloyd’s report makes 14 recommendations covering what’s appropriate attire at the legislature for politicians, staff and employees, including members of the media.Ryan-Lloyd says she hopes her report strikes the proper balance for dress expectations in the unique and modern environment at the legislature for politicians and others who work in the building.Speaker Darryl Plecas ordered a review of the legislature’s dress policy in March after several female reporters and an New Democrat staff member wore short sleeves to work in response to legislature staff telling some women to cover their arms.Plecas immediately approved preliminary dress guidelines ahead of the review of guidelines, stating business attire for women can include clothing that shows their arms.  Ryan-Lloyd’s review says politicians must amend the legislature’s standing orders for dress if they approve of her recommendations.last_img read more

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Ashley Tisdale Visits After School Enrichment Program

first_imgThe holidays came early yesterday for kids in the LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program at Pacoima Charter School, when Ashley Tisdale made a surprise visit!Ashley Tisdale Visits LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program at Pacoima Charter SchoolDuring her time with the kids, Ashley helped them make holiday ornaments, signed autographs and spoke with the kids about the importance of giving during the holidays. She then presented each child with a PUMA backpack stuffed with shoes and other goodies including PUMA gift cards meant to be spent on presents for loved ones. The kids were overjoyed to see their favorite High School musical star and were excited to say that she helped them make their holiday ornaments!last_img read more

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Eddie Izzard Meets Syrian Refugees In Iraq

first_imgUNICEF UK Ambassador Eddie Izzard has been reporting live from Domiz refugee camp in Northern Iraq, where he’s warned of a hidden crisis for Syrian refugees in the country.Eddie meets 10-year-old Mohammed and his sister at Domiz camp.Credit/Copyright: UNICEFThe camp was originally designed for 15,000 but is now home to 45,000 people. This number continues to grow as families flee the conflict in Syria.Video: Eddie Izzard’s video diary from Domiz refugee camp in Iraq“Syrian children across the region have lost everything,” Eddie said, speaking from Domiz camp. “I’ve heard refugee children in Iraq tell how they fled horrific violence and how they lost loved ones, their homes and their schools. They arrived here with only their clothes on their back. The plight of refugee children in Iraq has so far been a hidden and unreported crisis, but it desperately needs attention.”Among the children Eddie met was 10-year-old Muhammed. He was driven from Damascus by fighting and lived on the streets with his mother and three brothers and sisters before fleeing to Iraq. Now Muhammed is out of school and doesn’t have enough clean water to drink.UNICEF continues to deliver essential aid to children both in Syria and the surrounding countries. However, they urgently need more funds to help bridge the funding gap. Support them here.last_img read more

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first_img“When we heard the announcement last year about Netflix committing to $250 million dollars to film development in Canada, we really wanted to find a way to be a part of that,” Wilson says. Facebook Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Inside Out — the largest LGBTQ film festival in Canada and third largest in the world — kicks off tonight with the immensely anticipated Elton John biopic Rocketman. And while the high-profile nature of that film (along with other titles at the festival, like an episode of Netflix’s Tales of the City reboot and Nisha Ganatra-Mindy Kaling collab Late Night) is certainly impressive, what’s intrigued me the most about Inside Out as of late is its aggressive new strategies to propel the future of LGBTQ storytelling in this country forward.Alongside a short film pitch competition, Inside Out now has the world’s only LGBTQ film financing forum, which brings together Canadian and international feature film projects with a bunch of industry folks who can help develop them. And earlier this month, Inside Out made headlines when they announced they are entering a four-year partnership with Netflix “in support of LGBTQ filmmakers in Canada.”It’s a development that Andria Wilson — entering her third year as the festival’s executive director — is clearly very thrilled about when we sit down a few days before Inside Out begins.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Rocketman is opening the festival this year. (Inside Out)last_img read more


US Resumes Admission of Refugees But Continues to Disproportionately Affect Muslims

Rabat – The Trump administration announced Monday that it was resuming admissions of refugees from 11 unnamed countries — deemed to have a “high-security risk,” — but with added security screening. However, advocates for migrants and refugees fear that this policy will have little effect. Hans Van de Weerd, a senior official of the International Rescue Committee, said, “This administration disproportionately targets Muslims,” adding that “today’s announcement does not change this for the better.”Also Read: U.S Supreme Court Partially Reinstates Trump Travel Ban Citing “law enforcement sensitivities,” Trump’s administration refused to identify the 11 countries it considers as “high-risk,” although advocates for refugees’ rights believe that they are Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. According to senior administration officials, applicants from these 11 countries will then face new vetting measures to assist the “fight against terrorism.”“It’s critically important that we know who is entering the United States,” said US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen. “The measures include additional screening for certain nationals, and a periodic review and update of the refugee high-risk country list and selection criteria.”“These additional security measures will make it harder for bad actors to exploit our refugee program, and they will ensure we take a more risk-based approach to protecting the homeland,” Nielsen added.Read also: Business Concerns Behind “Muslim Electronic BanThis follows the United States’ Supreme Court ruling last December which authorized the full implementation of President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban. The ban, already on its the third version, affected travelers from eight countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Chad, Yemen, North Korea, and Venezuela.The list of “high-risk” countries was last updated under Obama’s administration in 2015. it is compiled from a number of sources, including countries that are the subject of Travel Warnings by the US Department of State and other US Government sources. read more

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IMF chief Lagarde faces negligence trial in France

by Philippe Sotto, The Associated Press Posted Dec 11, 2016 10:33 am MDT Last Updated Dec 11, 2016 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email IMF chief Lagarde faces negligence trial in France PARIS – Christine Lagarde is taking time off her day job solving the world’s financial crises to face trial Monday, accused of negligence after the French state handed $425 million to a tycoon close to the president in 2008.The well-respected, silver-haired head of the International Monetary Fund denies wrongdoing in the case, which dates to her time in the French government when she was economy and finance minister.The trial is due to last until Dec. 20. Lagarde, 60, faces up to a year in prison and a 15,000-euro ($16,000) fine if convicted of negligence. The judges are expected to return a verdict in the wake of the last hearing but they can also announce a ruling at a later date.Lagarde’s upcoming trial and possible conviction may raise concern about her ability to remain IMF boss. The Washington-based institution’s credibility was already shaken when her predecessor, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, also a French citizen, was forced to resign amid sexual assault allegations in 2011.The IMF’s board has so far supported Lagarde at all stages of the French legal proceedings, which began the month after her appointment in July 2011.Lagarde, the first woman to become finance minister of a Group of Eight country and to be appointed IMF chief, is being tried for her role in a 2008 arbitration ruling that handed 403 million euros ($425 million) to a French business magnate, Bernard Tapie, an ally of then-President Nicolas Sarkozy.Tapie, a flamboyant tycoon and former TV star, had sued French bank Credit Lyonnais for its handling of the sale of his majority stake in sportswear company Adidas in the mid-1990s.When Lagarde became finance minister in 2007, the lengthy legal battle between Tapie and the public bank was still unresolved, and she ordered to settle it through an unusual private arbitration panel, instead of regular courts, against the advice of her own services.The choice of arbitration proved disastrous for the state by leading to the massive payout to Tapie from public funds. The amount of the award prompted indignation in France.Investigating judges say Lagarde committed a series of serious errors when she made the arbitration choice and also, later on, when she refused to challenge the deal, suggesting she may have been influenced by the political connections between Tapie and Sarkozy, according to court documents.“Ms. Lagarde’s behaviour proceeds not only from a questionable carelessness and precipitation, but also from a conjunction of faults which, by their nature, number and seriousness, exceed the level of mere negligence,” the judges wrote at the end of their investigation.Soon after the arbitration deal was notified, investigators suspected that the whole process was rigged in favour of the magnate.In 2013, Tapie, his lawyer, one of the arbitrators and Lagarde’s chief of staff at the ministry, Stephane Richard, now the CEO of the telecom company Orange, were charged with gang-related fraud, and Lagarde’s Paris home was searched by police. Tapie later got another charge of misappropriation of funds. In 2015, a court quashed the arbitration deal, and then ordered Tapie to pay the money back. Last June, the top French court ruled the arbitration was fraudulent.On Monday, Lagarde is due to appear in the Court of Justice of the Republic, a special body that tries government ministers for alleged wrongdoing while in office. The court is made up of three professional magistrates from the highest French court, including its president, and 12 members of Parliament, from opposition and majority parties.One of Lagarde’s lawyers, Patrick Maisonneuve, has argued his client can’t be tried until criminal courts have ruled in the cases of Tapie and other suspects. He reportedly said he will ask the court on Monday to postpone the trial on those grounds.Christopher Mesnooh, legal analyst and lawyer with the Paris, New York and Washington bars, said the whole Tapie case is “highly political” and that French citizens have a “strong feeling about it” because “there is a question of public money involved.”“(Lagarde) had a high government position when the decision was made to pursue the arbitration and then not to appeal the award,” he told The Associated Press.___Alex Turnbull contributed to this report. read more

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New General Assembly President brings valuable insights into key UN challenges

Turning to climate change, which Mr. Muhammad-Bande called “a key issue in development”, he said, “we must tackle its causes and repercussions: “The recent emergencies in the Bahamas, Mozambique, and the Sahel region, among others, reminds us of the urgency of strengthening global action to tackle climate change”, he argued. Accentuating inclusion, the PGA flagged the importance of ensuring the rights and empowerment of youth, women and the disabled, as a continuing priority.Redouble efforts to ‘bridge gaps’“In line with the far-sighted vision of its founders”, he stated that “as the most representative deliberative body” of the UN, the Assembly needs to “redouble its efforts to bridge gaps and act for the common good of the people we serve, particularly as we prepare for the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Organization”.Mr. Muhammad-Bande said that we must “build trust with one another, deepen partnerships and show empathy” as “the only way to resolve the many challenges that confront us”.“We will have to strive together, to deliver for all”, concluded the new General Assembly President. He stressed the importance of “strong and effective multilateral institutions and architecture”, and international relations that are based on international law. In closing he wished the session success in its work towards achieving “our common goals of peace, prosperity and opportunity for all on a healthy planet.”Collaboration and coordinationIn his inaugural address as General Assembly President, or PGA, Mr. Muhammad-Bande said he would “collaborate and coordinate” with the Security Council, and the Secretariat “to ensure that greater attention is paid to prevention rather than reaction to full blown conflict.”“I will also advocate for effective early detection and warning systems, as well as mediation, negotiation and peaceful settlement of ongoing conflicts”, he promised. “I will work to engender cooperation that will address drivers of conflicts such as poverty, exclusion and illiteracy”.Segueing into the importance of quality education, the PGA said “the fact that no nation can develop past its educational capacity, particularly that of its teachers, means we must work to ensure that Member States can partner on teacher training, access to free and quality primary and secondary education” and highlighted the urgency in devising “means to attend to the educational needs of all”. “He also brings valuable insights into some of the pressing peace and security, human rights and sustainable development challenges facing this body, from the spread of violent extremism to the threat of the global climate crisis”, Secretary-General António Guterres said of Nigeria’s former UN Representative.He commended President Muhammad-Bande on prioritizing peace and security, poverty eradication, zero hunger, quality education, climate action and inclusion, all of which the UN chief called “central to the sustainable development agenda”.“I also applaud your emphasis on human rights and gender parity”, he spotlighted.Pointing to the “five critical summits” next week on climate action, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), financing for development, universal health care and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the Mr. Guterres underscored that “multi-stakeholder engagement will be essential”.Noting that in today’s rapidly changing word, “challenges are global and increasingly interlinked”, the Secretary-General noted that the Organization would be celebrating its 75th birthday. And because people have “profound” expectations of the UN, Mr. Guterres, expressed his concern over the “trust deficit between nations”, maintaining that there is a pressing need to convince people that it is “relevant to all and that multilateralism offers real solutions to global challenges”.“Transparency, dialogue and greater understanding are essential to alleviating mistrust”, he spelled out, calling the Assembly “a unique and indispensable forum” for the world to come together and discuss “sensitive and important issues”. Congratulations @BandeTijjani of Nigeria for assuming the Presidency of the 74th #UNGA session.I look forward to working with you on your priority issues as @UN_PGA, including poverty eradication, quality education, and #ClimateAction.https://t.co/t3CtArlmbc pic.twitter.com/2sORDKwo5M— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) September 17, 2019 read more

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Continued volatility in chrome ore prices recently

first_imgAfter having quadrupled in 2016 and fallen back substantially in the first half of 2017, chrome ore prices have been more stable over the past year, oscillating around $200/t during H1 2018 with a slight upward trend. The average ore production costs have increased largely due to rising oil prices, shipping tariffs and a strengthening South African Rand, which is guiding the upward trend in South African ore prices. Oversupply, encouraged by the very high prices in early 2017, appears to now be preventing chrome ore prices from rising steadily in line with production costs, to the extent that the highest-cost ore production now appears to be close to unprofitable at current price levels.Ferrochrome prices have largely tracked the development of ore prices over the past two years, given that ore is the largest cost component for ferrochrome, and producers in the largest ferrochrome-producing country (China) have virtually no captive supplies of ore.Six countries accounted for nearly 90% of chrome ore production in 2017: South Africa, Kazakhstan, India, Turkey, Finland and Zimbabwe. South Africa is by far the largest-producing country for chromite, accounting for more than half of the global total. Most of the country’s chromite production takes place in its Bushveld Complex from primary mines or as secondary production from platinum group element (PGE) mines. While primary production in South Africa remains in the upper half of the cost curve, secondary production was originally predicted to take a more significant role. However, Roskill expects secondary supply to reach a production ceiling over the next five years, with changes in PGE exploration targets and stagnated growth for PGE demand limiting secondary chromite production.The vast majority of chromite is used in the production of ferrochrome and China has been the world’s largest ferrochrome producer since 2012. In 2017, China accounted for just under 40% of global ferrochrome output. China is likely to remain the largest producing country, although the structure of its ferrochrome supply base is changing, with new large-scale capacity now being commissioned on-site at stainless steel plants, a trend also being developed in Indonesia.With growing imports of chrome ores into China for use in ferrochrome plants or integrated stainless steel plants, demand for ores and concentrates is expected to grow. Zimbabwe may be poised to become a growing primary chromite supplier in light of growing international investments following the country’s recent political changes. The country has already rapidly increased exports of chrome ore, which rose 65% in Q1 2018 from the previous quarter – nearly 90% of the exports went to China.Chromium is used predominantly in the production of stainless steel, which is expected to breach the 50 Mt/y production mark in 2018. China now produces over 50% of the world’s stainless steel, and the country will almost certainly remain the largest consumer by far of both chrome ore and ferrochrome over the coming decade.However, having grown at double-digit percentages for some years, China’s production of stainless steel has begun to stabilise somewhat. In part, this reflects the commissioning by Chinese companies of new large-scale stainless steel capacity in Indonesia. Chinese demand for stainless steel is expected to continue to grow quite strongly over the next decade, translating into continued robust demand growth for chromium on a global level.Roskill’s new 14th edition of the Chromium Global Industry, Markets & Outlook provides detailed historical analysis and 10-year forecast of chromium production, trade, prices and brand new detailed consumption figures. The report contains detailed analysis of production by company and country and in-depth examination of chromite and ferrochrome consumption across all end-uses including steel alloys, chromium chemicals, foundry applications and refractory applications.last_img read more

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Washougal officials put EMS levy on Tuesday ballot

first_imgWashougal officials will turn to the public again for help funding emergency medical services.City councilors put the emergency medical services levy up for a public vote to replace the expired levy, which cost 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation.The measure up for vote Tuesday would impose regular property tax levies of 50 cents of less per $1,000 of assessed valuation for 2018-2023.The levy gives the city a stable, dedicated funding source to help pay for the emergency medical services. Levy funds can only be used for providing emergency medical services.The levy provides funding for dual-function paramedic/firefighters and local ambulance transport service, and will allow for a paramedic ambulance to remain stationed in Washougal.The money can also go toward replacing ambulances and equipment; offsetting rising fuel costs; continuing mandated training; continuing community CPR and first aid training; and providing training and support to firefighters and first responders.To pass, the levy requires a supermajority, meaning it must receive 60 percent of votes to be in favor and a turnout of 40 percent of voters voting in the last general election.For Washougal, this means the levy must receive a minimum of 1,770 “Yes” votes to pass, according to Cathie Garber, county elections supervisor.last_img read more

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first_imgA lot of publishers say content is king, but few have given their newsroom leaders charge of the entire company. Additionally, Aaron Wiener comes over as a senior editor, while Russ Choma and Max Rosenthal will join as staff reporters. Ed Bushey has been named SVP, General Manager of the Newsday Media Group. Bushey has been with Newsday since 1993, holding various positions, most recently as Senior Vice President of Audience and Operations. Mother Jones also announced a handful of editorial hires, led by Maria Streshinsky, the magazine’s new deputy editor. Streshinsky had most recently been editor-in-chief of Pacific Standard and had previously served as managing editor of The Atlantic. “Clara and Monika are visionary leaders who have set a new standard for cutting-edge nonprofit journalism,” says board chair Phil Straus. Prevention, published by Rodale Inc., has appointed Courtney Murphy to the position of Creative Director. Murphy has served as Art Director for The Sunday Review and Independent on Sunday, among others, and most recently was the Design Director for AARP The Magazine. Penton Technology Group has named T.C. Doyle its Senior Content Director. Doyle has worked for Cisco, and previously was the Executive Editor of IT and cloud for Channel Partners magazine.center_img Lisa Schmeiser has joined Penton Technology Group as Content Director, Windows IT Pro. Schmeiser comes from Macworld where she served as Senior Associate Editor, as well as, the Executive Editor and Senior Editor of macworld.com. … Lisa Kirschner has joined WATT Global Media as Senior Web Editor. Kirschner has worked with clients such as McDonald’s and Walgreens as the owner of consultative firm Flair Interactive Services Inc. Here’s the rest of this week’s people on the move: Mother Jones did just that, naming Monika Bauerlein its new CEO, elevating her from her role as co-editor. Her other co-editor, Clara Jeffery, was also promoted, named editor-in-chief of the publication.last_img read more

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Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav to contest from Mulayams Azamgarh seat

first_imgThe Samajwadi Party (SP) on Sunday announced that its chief Akhilesh Yadav will contest the coming Lok Sabha polls from the Azamgarh constituency in Uttar Pradesh. The constituency was previously held by Yadav’s father and former UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav. In the 2014 elections, SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav had won the Mainpuri and Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituencies. Azamgarh is considered a strong belt of the party. Besides Akhilesh Yadav, the party also fielded former state minister Azam Khan from Rampur. So far, the SP has announced 19 candidates for the general elections. Samajwadi Party chief and Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh YadavIANSThe SP, which won five seats in the 2014 elections, has announced to contest the 2019 elections in alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD). The Samajwadi Party will contest on 37, the BSP on 38 and the RLD on three out of the 80 seats in the state.Both the parties will take part in joint rallies across Uttar Pradesh. Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) will also join the two political parties, Samajwadi Party’s chief spokesman Rajendra Chowdhury announced on March 21. According to DNA, the rallies will begin on April 7 at Saharanpur district’s Deoband town. Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and RLD leader Ajit Singh will address the rally. The seven-phased Lok Sabha elections are scheduled from April 11 to May 19. Counting of votes will take place on May 23. Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:06/1:03Loaded: 0%0:06Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:57?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Ready to sacrifice few Lok Sabha seats in 2019 to continue alliance with BSP: Akhilesh Yadavlast_img read more

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first_img Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more November 27, 2012 — At the 98th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Esaote North America is introducing the new G-scan Brio, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) approach for weight-bearing MRI and musculoskeletal applications, which allows clinicians to increase diagnostic accuracy and confidence.Based on the experience gained from the first generation of G-scan systems, G-scan Brio is a completely renewed weight-bearing MRI system with a new look, new ergonomics and new acquisition techniques. Unlike a multipurpose MRI, all aspects of the G-scan Brio system, from coils to user interface, have been developed and optimized to specifically perform musculoskeletal MRI examinations with a focus on efficiency and patient comfort. Patient setup is easily accomplished by a single operator using a touch-screen display on the gantry that shows real-time images of the joint, assuring fast and accurate positioning.“The G-scan tilting MRI allows clinicians to study all the joints and the entire spine, either in clinostasis (supine) or in orthostasis (weight-bearing), because magnet and patient can rotate from 0 to 90 degrees. This method has provided several advantages for diagnosis and also for medical-legal aspects,” said Giuseppe Monetti, professor and chair, Department of Diagnostic Imaging “Nigrisoli” United Hospitals, Bologna (Italy) and director of the International School of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. “In fact, the study of ligamentous structures if performed only in clinostasis doesn’t allow a correct definition of the eventual functional failure of these structures. In orthostasis is almost constant finding: the marked deflection of a ligament, as usually observed in the anterior cruciate ligament. The same concept can be applied in the study of eventual meniscal dislocations, disk herniation, vertebral anterior and posterior listhesis, as well as eventual reactive bone marrow edema, evident exclusively under weight-bearing.”G-scan Brio is easy to site and very economical to operate. The low break-even point of G-scan Brio is fully in line with the economic constraints of today’s healthcare environment, making it an optimal investment for the private clinic as well. Benefits also include easy installation, ease of use, low maintenance technology, low energy consumption, no cryogens and remote service.Together with the G-scan Brio, Esaote introduces the new E-MRI Brio Release 2 platform, a combination of acquisition and reconstruction of 2-D sequences that substantially speeds up the MRI examination while emphasizing high image quality. The biggest benefit of this particular technology is the reduction of scan time without compromising image quality.For more information: www.esaoteusa.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more Related Content News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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Weather advisories from Air Canada WestJet as storm sweeps through Northeast

first_img Monday, October 30, 2017 Weather advisories from Air Canada, WestJet as storm sweeps through Northeast Source: The Associated Press Tags: Air Canada, Storm, WestJet << Previous PostNext Post >> Share TORONTO — A severe storm packing hurricane force wind gusts and soaking rain swept through the U.S. northeast early Monday, knocking out power for more than 700,000. Lingering wind gusts over 80 kph near the shores of Lakes Ontario and Erie are possible as the storm pulls northward into northern Quebec and Atlantic Canada.Air Canada has issued travel alerts for a dozen airports due to strong wind conditions and thunderstorms, including Boston, Halifax, Hartford, Moncton, Montreal (YQM and YUL), New York (New Jersey’s EWR as well as LGA), Ottawa, Philadelphia, Sept-Iles and Toronto (YTZ and YYZ). WestJet has issued a weather advisory for New York.The New England area appeared to get the brunt of the storm, which brought sustained winds of up to 50 mph in some spots, with a gust of 82 mph reported in Mashpee on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. There were customers without power in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Maine and New Hampshire also got pounded.More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the team“We need about 24 to 48 hours to really get a good handle on what the scope of the damage is,” Seth Wheeler, a spokesman for New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, told WMUR-TV. “We’ll be making restorations along the way, but this is going to be a multiple-day event.”He added, “I think if you’re without power at this time, you should expect to remain without power, possibly for a number of days.”The same storm system also caused problems earlier Sunday in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.The storm began making its way up the East Coast on Sunday, which also was the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. That 2012 storm devastated the nation’s most populous areas, was blamed for at least 182 deaths in the U.S. and Caribbean and more than US$71 billion in damage in this country alone.With files from The Associated Presslast_img read more

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