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Pro Kabaddi 2019 HIGHLIGHTS, Bengal Warriors vs Dabang Delhi in Panchkula: Bengal Beat Delhi 42-33

first_imgDabang Delhi had a night to remember in their previous outing, as they scored a season-record 60 points against Puneri Paltan. The sensational Naveen Kumar was at his incredible best, finishing the match with a career-high 19 raid points and also completing 400 raid points in Pro Kabaddi.Raider Chandran Ranjit was also spectacular and finished with a Super 10. In defence, the team’s leading tackle point scorer Ravinder Pahal scored six tackle points, while Amit Kumar scored three. With the raiding unit in sensational form and the defence holding its own, it is no surprise that Dabang Delhi sit atop the Season 7 standings.Since a semifinal spot is already secured, the league leaders could bench their starters ahead of the playoffs. However, coach Krishan Kumar Hooda might prefer to lay down a marker with a victory over the in-form Bengal Warriors before rotating his roster in the final two games of the league stage. Bengal Warriors saw off a spirited Telugu Titans side in their previous encounter and extended their winning streak to six, opening up an 8-point gap between themselves and third-placed Haryana Steelers on the league table.Maninder Singh led from the front with an incredible 17-point effort and the Bengal Warriors skipper is now just eight raid points short from reaching the 200 raid point mark for the first time in his Pro Kabaddi career. The defence, though, had a night to forget as they scored just seven tackle points and gave away 29 raid points. A similar performance against Dabang Delhi could result in defeat for Bengal Warriors.With just three games left in their league campaign, they will be hoping to make a statement ahead of the playoffs by beating the league-leaders and also solidifying their grip on the second spot, which will see them go through directly to the semifinals.#VIVOProKabaddi landed at the Pink City and the citizens gave it a royal welcome!See how they greeted the spirit of Panga, and catch LIVE action:⌛️: Every day, 7 PM📺: Star Sports and Hotstar#IsseToughKuchNahi pic.twitter.com/FdS4sgdCRt— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) September 30, 2019last_img read more

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Athlete Sudha Singh not infected by Zika virus, but tests positive for H1N1

first_imgIndian athlete Sudha Singh, who was admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru right after her return from Rio, has been tested positive for H1N1, a disease commonly known as swine flu.The Indian athlete, who participated at the Rio Olympics, had complained of symptoms that was seen to be similar to the Zika virus. She was being treated in isolation and the test results now show that she has contracted the H1N1 virus.The medical board of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) along with the doctors at the Fortis hospital in Bengaluru have said that Sudha’s treatment will continue according to the diagnosis.”We have taken a very holistic approach to treat her for H1N1. She isstable now and on the path of recovery. Her future course of treatmentwill be based on the symptoms. We have been regularly updating the State and Central health authorities and Sports Authority of India, who havebeen very cooperative on this front,?? said Dr Anantha Padmanabha, MBBS, MD, Fortis Hospital Nagarbhavi.   Sudha’s blood samples were sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune for testing whether the sample had a Zika virus strain or any other.The athlete had returned to India from Rio on Saturday and had complained of fever, body ache and excessive fatigue.Dr SR Sarala of the SAI said that they did not want to take any chances and that is why they sent the blood sample for Zika testing.last_img read more

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Top India hockey stars sign up with TSD Corp

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 22 (PTI) National hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh along with star players SV Sunil and Mandeep Singh have recently signed with the digital management company TSD Corporation Ltd (TSD).TSDs stable of cricketers also includes Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag.Manpreet Singh said:”I couldnt get a better team than TSD to manage our Digital Identity. They are doing a great job and making it easier for us to connect with our fans. Its great to be associated with TSD & Circle of Sports.”According to Ishan Yadav Mahal, Digital Head at TSD:”We have been managing the Digital Mandate of various Indian Cricketers for a very long time, but we have always wanted hockey to become a rage on Social & Digital Media as well.”We have started with the Indian captain of the Indian Hockey Team followed by the other key players of the national Hockey Team. Couldnt get a better start than this for TSD & Circle of Sports. Looking forward to a long term relationship with them & helping them to grow their Social Media.” PTI KHS KHSlast_img read more

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‘Everton kept No.19 free for Costa’

first_imgEverton Vlasic: Everton were keeping No.19 free for Diego Costa Harry Sherlock Last updated 2 years ago 22:15 10/25/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Diego Costa Chelsea Getty Everton Chelsea Premier League Transfers The then-Chelsea striker was heavily linked with a move to the Toffees in the summer, though he eventually joined Atletico Madrid Everton striker Nikola Vlasic claims that the club did not want him to wear the number 19 shirt at Goodison Park, as they were keeping it free for Diego Costa.The striker was heavily linked with a move to the free-spending Toffees in the summer, with the club spending over £100 million on the likes of Wayne Rooney, Vlasic and Gylfi Sigurdsson.Vlasic 7/2 to score v Leicester Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player They were keen to secure the services of Costa from Chelsea, but he eventually sealed a move to Atletico Madrid — though he will not be eligible to play for the club until January — and Vlasic chose the No.27 shirt.Speaking to 24sata, Vlasic explained: “No.27 was free, I wanted 8 but Ross Barkley wears it, while the club was keeping 19 for Diego Costa.”Ronald Koeman secured the signing of the Croatian striker for £10 million from Hajduk Split, and he has scored once in eight appearances this season.The Dutch manager was sacked earlier this week, however, following a 5-2 loss to Arsenal, with former defender David Unsworth installed as a temporary caretaker.Vlasic has expressed his regret at the firing of Koeman, but he is happy in his new surroundings as he continues to adapt to the Premier League.“I’m sorry that Koeman got sacked, because he bought me and we had a really good relationship, but that’s football,” he added.“Everton is a great club for young players like Jordan Pickford, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Ademola Lookman, Tom Davies, me. We all get chances; I’m satisfied.“In the Premier League, it’s easiest when you have the ball at your feet. And the hardest thing to do is to play against a team that breaks you down with their rhythm, like Arsenal.“I haven’t had a chance to play against all of the strongest teams, only Arsenal, and I was impressed by Alexis Sanchez.“Ozil is great, but Sanchez is impossibly fast, strong, always creating, turning and moving.”last_img read more

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FA Cup fourth-round replays: Newport 2-0 Middlesbrough and more – as it happened

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Zidane’s son starts Madrid’s final La Liga match

first_imgReal Madrid Luca Zidane handed debut in Real Madrid La Liga finale Goal Last updated 1 year ago 03:22 5/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Luca Zidane Real Madrid Getty Images Real Madrid Primera División Villarreal v Real Madrid Villarreal The 20-year-old goalkeeper has been handed his first team debut by his father as they close out the league season against Villarreal Luca Zidane, son of Real Madrid manager Zinedine, has been handed his first-team debut in the club’s final La Liga match of the season.The 20-year-old goalkeeper replaced Keylor Navas in goal against Villarreal, before the Costa Rica international likely returns for the club’s Champions League final against Liverpool on May 26.Kiko Casillas was named on the bench. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Zidane will be in goal with a full-strength Madrid line-up in front of him, as Cristiano Ronaldo returned from injury to lead the line alongside Gareth Bale. Isco, Sergio Ramos and Toni Kroos also began the match in the XI for Los Blancos.The second son of the Madrid manager, Zidane has spent the season with Real Madrid Castilla in the Segunda B, Spain’s third division.The youngster has been named in the matchday 18 before, but had yet to appear in an official competition for the La Liga giants, having featured in friendlies.Zidane, who just turned 20 on May 13, has spent the entirety of his youth career with Real Madrid. He started 13 games this year for the Segunda B side, and eight the previous campaign.He has also appeared at the international youth levels with France 29 times coming at the U-17, U-18, U-19 and U-20s for Les Bleus.Luca is the second of Zidane’s sons to play for Madrid’s first team. Enzo, a 23-year-old midfielder, played in a Copa Del Rey match last season, though he was sold to Deportivo Alaves last summer. Enzo has since moved to Swiss club Lausanne Sport, where he has played in 16 games and scored two goals since January.The goalkeeper also has two younger brothers, Elayz and Theo, who are both in Real Madrid’s youth system.last_img read more

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A 6-Win Team Has Failed To Receive A Bowl Invitation

first_imgA detail of a Nike official NCAA size football as it sits in the end zone while the West Virginia Mountaineers stretchon the field prior to playing against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)With Virginia Tech’s win over Marshall yesterday, that made 82 bowl-eligible teams for only 78 bowl slots. Four teams were guaranteed to be left out in the cold.We know one of those teams. Southern Miss is staying home, despite reaching the requisite six wins for bowl eligibility.The Golden Eagles finished 6-5. They had a game against Appalachian State canceled earlier this season due to Hurricane Florence.This year’s snub snaps a three-game bowl streak for Southern Miss. The Golden Eagles reached the Independence, New Orleans and Heart of Dallas Bowls the last three seasons.It’s official.Southern Miss will not receive a bowl bid this year.The Golden Eagles finish the season 6-5.— Patrick Magee (@Patrick_Magee) December 2, 2018We’ll see which three unfortunate teams will be joining Southern Miss as bowl snubs this season.Bowl matchups continue to be announced throughout the day. They will all be revealed by tonight.Bowl season begins on Dec. 15.last_img read more

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My Car Does What? New Site Can Help Identify Your Car’s High-Tech Features

first_imgMen take pride in knowing a lot about their vehicles. When talkin’ shop, dudes love to casually mention torque, horsepower, number of “V”s, etc. However, advanced technology is making it harder for guys to boast about all the things in their cars — mostly because they aren’t exactly sure what this stuff is or what it does.MyCarDoesWhat.org — a collaboration of the National Safety Council and University of Iowa — can help folks keep up with the ever-increasing sophistication of modern automobiles. The site makes it easy to navigate dozens of safety features, including “Anti-Lock Braking System,” “Blind Spot Monitoring,” and “Curve Speed Warning.” Clicking each feature will lead you to a simple description of what it does and why it’s important.Of course, many of the features are pretty straightforward; for example, you probably know what a back-up camera is, and the tire pressure monitoring system is pretty clear. But there are a few other items that you might not know about; “health and workload monitoring,” for example. What the heck does that do? Well, here’s the answer, according to MyCarDoesWhat.org: “This developing feature is intended to monitor your vitals while driving, informing you if you’re overly stressed or ill. This feature may alter car functions, such as silencing the radio, during a health emergency.” So there you have it.Related: How to Prepare Your Ride for a Road TripThe site can also come in handy while you’re shopping for a new car. As the auto sales representative lists safety features, you can just whip out your smartphone and find out what they mean. It’s also nice to know what your car can and cannot do when faced with dangerous situations.This site is just the beginning of a larger education campaign, which is set to launch this fall. Stay tuned — but also, keep your eyes on the road. What It’s Like to Drive a NASCAR Race Car (and Where You Can Get Behind the Wheel) 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Andy Warhol Painted a BMW M1 Race Car, and It’s Gorgeous Editors’ Recommendations A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing The Bond-Inspired AddArmor Audi RS7 Is the World’s Fastest Armored Carlast_img read more

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Vopak Renews USD 1.1 Bn Revolving Credit Facility

first_imgzoom Rotterdam-based oil storage company Vopak has renewed a EUR 1 billion (USD 1.12 billion) senior unsecured multicurrency revolving credit facility (RCF) with a syndicate of 15 international relationship banks.This facility replaces the current RCF of EUR 1 billion, which was in place since February 2011.The company said that the new RCF is fully available for drawdown, adding that it would have an initial maturity of five years with two extension options of one year each.The new syndicate of banks consists of ABN AMRO, Citibank, DBS Bank, ICBC, ING Bank, JP Morgan, Mizuho, MUFG Bank, Rabobank and SMBC as Bookrunning Mandated Lead Arrangers; and CIBC, Crédit Agricole, DNB, Handelsbanken and HSBC as Mandated Lead Arrangers.“This new revolving credit facility continues to provide the funding flexibility necessary to execute our business ambitions. With this transaction,we have also further aligned our core banking group with the different project-based growth opportunities in different regions,” Jack de Kreij, Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer, said.As of 1 June 2016, Vopak operates 66 terminals in 24 countries with a combined storage capacity of 33.5 million cbm, with another 4.1 million cbm under development, to be added by 2019.last_img read more

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Province Doubles Student Loan Debt Reduction Bonuses

first_imgCollege and university students from Nova Scotia are getting a break on the cost of their education, following improvements to the province’s student loan debt reduction program. In a statement to the House today, Thursday, Nov. 3, Education Minister Jamie Muir announced that the program’s employment and repayment bonuses are being doubled. The change will come into effect on Aug. 1, 2006. “We have made college and university education more attractive to Nova Scotians, made it easier for Nova Scotian graduates to use their newfound knowledge here at home, and set the stage for timely repayment of student loans, money that we can re-invest in the province’s scholars,” said Mr. Muir. A Nova Scotian university or college student who works in the province for a minimum of 50 weeks in the three years immediately following graduation is eligible for a bonus equal to 50 per cent of the debt reduction award they received at graduation. A Nova Scotian university or college student who makes a minimum of 12 payments on their Nova Scotia student loans in the three years immediately following graduation is eligible for a bonus equal to 20 per cent of the debt reduction award they received at graduation. Combined with other student assistance programs, a Nova Scotian student who completes his or her studies in Canada could have up to 60 per cent of his or her provincial student loan eliminated. This is not the first time the government of Nova Scotia has improved its Student Loan Debt Reduction Program since it was introduced in 2003. The province’s original $5.1-million investment was increased by $1.3 million in 2004 to ensure there were adequate funds in the program to meet anticipated demand. Doubling the employment and repayment bonuses will increase the province’s investment to $7.6 million. To date, the province has received 3,567 applications for the debt reduction program and paid out $2.5 million. In total, $8.2 million has been accrued to meet future demand, in compliance with government accounting rules. The Department of Education has advertised the program in provincial media, met with college and university registrars, made presentations to graduating classes and directly contacted eligible students to make them aware of the program.last_img read more

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Westside Villa to be Replaced

first_imgTruro and area residents will soon benefit from a new long-term-care facility with the replacement of Westside Villa. “Last spring, we outlined a strategy to build a long-term-care system that meets the needs and reflects the values of Nova Scotians,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald, today, Feb. 1. “It’s a plan that allows Nova Scotians to live well in a place they can call home. We are turning that plan into reality.” Construction will begin this month on a 60-bed replacement facility in Win Park, a senior’s community in development in Truro. Residents from the existing Westside Villa, as well as 34 residents from neighboring Townsview Estates, will transfer to the new facility. This will free space at Townsview for changes that will improve the quality of life of residents. “Nova Scotians want to know that, if they need it, long-term-care facilities that offer a high quality of life and a high quality of care are available close to home,” said Health Minister Chris d’Entremont. “Westside Villa has been home to many people over the years, but it is now time for a new facility that can better meet the needs of residents now, and in the days to come.” New long-term-care facilities will reflect more home-like environments for smaller numbers of residents. This will also allow the facilities to be located in more communities around the provinces, giving Nova Scotians access to care closer to home. Facility resources will include more social and recreation space, more personal space, and private rooms. Facilities may also include different levels of care, allowing people to remain in the same location even as their health requirements change. The new Westside Villa is expected to be complete in February 2008.last_img read more

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Adult Learners Literacy Organizations and Volunteers Honoured

first_imgSeveral Nova Scotians were honoured with literacy awards at the province’s 20th annual International Literacy Day celebrations. Premier Darrell Dexter and Labour and Workforce Development Minister Marilyn More attended a celebration in Halifax today, Sept. 8, honouring adult learners, and the literacy organizations and volunteers who support them. “It gives me great pleasure to honour these outstanding Nova Scotians here today,” said Premier Dexter. “Lifelong learning not only supports individuals in the workforce, it also helps make life better for them at home and in their communities.” Premier Dexter presented the Council of the Federation Literacy Award to Marcia Jeffers of Colchester County. The annual award recognizes an adult learner from Nova Scotia who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in literacy and made significant contributions to their school, workplace and/or community. Ms. Jeffers returned to school after 10 years and has excelled both academically and personally, earning her Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults and Continuing Care Assistant certificate. She was also chosen as valedictorian at her graduating ceremonies. “I never thought when I was starting out that I could achieve so much,” said Ms. Jeffers. “I had wonderful teachers who believed in me and now these programs have opened up a lot of new opportunities.” In addition to participating in various programs, Ms. Jeffers volunteers with the NSCC Student’s Association, the Breakfast Program, Student Success Banquet and Orientation Committee, and has tutored at a community learning program. Several other literacy awards were presented including the Patricia Helliwell Volunteer Tutor Award, which recognizes community-based adult literacy program volunteers. This year’s recipient is Margie Spencer of Newport, Hants Co. “These programs would not be possible without the support of volunteers and organizations across the province,” said Marilyn More, Minister of Labour and Workforce Development. “Even as we honour these individual achievements here today, I’d like to also thank all of the volunteers and recognize their efforts and the role they play in making life better for families in every region.” A full list of awards and recipients is available at www.gonssal.ca . The province invests millions of dollars each year to help adult Nova Scotians improve their literacy skills and earn their high school diploma. Programs are free and offered at more than 140 sites across the province in French and English. The province also invests in partnerships with business and labour groups to support adults who participate in education programs offered at 98 workplaces across the province.last_img read more

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Eight stories in the news for today Nov 9

first_imgEight stories in the news for Thursday, Nov. 9———PARENTAL LEAVE DETAILS SET TO BE UNVEILEDNew mothers and fathers poised to go on parental leave before the end of the year will be able to spread federal benefits over a longer period of time starting next month. The federal government will today unveil the details of its long-promised changes to parental leave rules that will allow eligible new parents to take up to 18 months of employment insurance benefits after the birth of a child.———HOSPITALS SOURCE OF MOST COMPLAINTS: WATCHDOGOntario’s Patient Ombudsman will deliver her first annual report today and it will outline how many patients, their families and caregivers fear reprisals if they file a complaint with her office. Christine Elliott’s report also says her office received about 2,000 complaints between 2016 and 2017 and the bulk of them — about 70 per cent — ere related to Ontario hospitals.———PM TRUDEAU SPENDING SECOND DAY IN VIETNAMIt’s another busy day for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his Asian tour. In Vietnam today, his itinerary included a roundtable with business leaders in Ho Chi Minh City. The heavy lifting comes Friday in Da Nang where Trudeau will join other leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit where a key issue is the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. U.S. President Donald Trump has pulled the his country out of the pact and the remaining members are trying to keep it alive.———EX-OFFICER TO CONTINUE TESTIMONY AT BABCOCK TRIALA retired forensic officer is set to take the stand for a third day at the murder trial of two Ontario men accused of killing and incinerating a young Toronto woman. Jim Falconer spent much of Wednesday going over a massive haul of data retrieved from three computers seized by officers at Dellen Millard’s home. Both Millard and Mark Smich have pleaded not guilty in the death of Laura Babcock in 2012.———MILITARY VEHICLE REPAIR IS GROUP THERAPY FOR PTSD VETSA group of former Canadian Forces personnel are turning to tinkering with engines as a way to cope with the stress of leaving military life. About 20 individuals meet at The Military Museums in Calgary every week to work on decommissioned army vehicles. John Senior, the leader of the so-called Ghost Squadron, says hanging out with ex-military types is therapeutic and helps many having trouble with civilian life.———B.C. CLIMBER FINISHES GLOBAL MOUNTAIN TREKA young mountain climber from Vancouver has completed her goal of reaching the top of the tallest mountain on every continent. Liz Rose finished the feat this week when she climbed Mount Kosciuszko in Australia. About 400 people around the globe have successfully completed the so-called Seven Summits and at 26 years old, Rose is believed to be the youngest Canadian to finish.———WINNIPEG MAYOR WANTS EDMONTON ESKIMOS TO PICK A NEW NAMEWinnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman thinks the CFL Edmonton Eskimos should change their team name to something more inclusive. Bowman, who is Metis, said he respects the Edmonton CFL club but would prefer a different name. The Eskimos said in a statement that it uses the name with “pride and respect” but is listening to any and all concerns. The issue arises ahead Saturday’s CFL western semi-final between Eskimos and Blue Bombers.———STUDENTS CAPTURE PRIZE FOR CANCER-DETECTING DEVICEA group of four McMaster University students has won a $50,000 prize to develop their idea for a handheld device that detects skin cancer. The recent grads in electrical biomedical engineering at the Hamilton university earned the International James Dyson Award for their final year project, called The sKan. They say the non-invasive device can diagnose melanoma by monitoring the heat emissions of various cells.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Statistics Canada will release the new housing price index for September.— Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan takes part in events marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele.— Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame will hold an induction ceremony for Carol Huynh, Cindy Klassen, Lanny McDonald, Mike Weir, Simon Whitfield, the late Gaylord Powless, Dr. Charles Tator, the late Dr. Robert W. Jackson and The Edmonton Grads basketball team.last_img read more

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Hollyoaks Cast Stands Up To Cancer In The UK

first_imgJennifer Metcalfe, Gemma Merna, Ashley Taylor Dawson, Kieron Richardson and Fabrizio Santino are just some of the Hollyoaks cast who have united to join the frontline against cancer this autumn to show cancer ’it’s payback time’.Hollyoaks Cast Stand Up To CancerSupporting Stand Up To Cancer, the joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 which aims to accelerate new treatments to cancer patients, the cast have joined together to take a defiant stance against the disease which affects more than one in three of us in our lifetime.Stand Up To Cancer is a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 raising funds to accelerate new cancer treatments to patients and save more lives. People can join the frontline against cancer this autumn by joining the March On Cancer on Saturday 11th October, through fundraising, buying Stand Up To Cancer merchandise, and tuning into the live TV show on Channel 4 on Friday 17th October. Visit www.standuptocancer.org.uk for more information.last_img read more

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UN University UNESCO host Tokyo forum on globalization

“Globalization With a Human Face – Benefiting All” is the subject of the two-day conference organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the UNU in Tokyo. The conference, which will run through tomorrow, will take stock of the achievements made in understanding the many links between the economic and political driving forces of globalization and socio-cultural development. It will also evaluate the effectiveness of political action taken to balance the negative with the positive effects of globalization on people’s lives. This assessment will serve as a basis to identify areas and means for improving the policy response on part of governmental and civil society actors on the international, regional, national and local levels to the challenges of globalization.UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura was scheduled to open the conference. A public forum following the opening ceremony will explore current understanding of the factors promoting globalization, the side-effects of globalization – intended or unintended – in a number of key policy areas, and the impact on cultural diversity and ethics brought about by globalization. The forum will be followed by a workshop tomorrow that will focus on best policy practices as well as areas and means for improving the policy response to the challenges of globalization. In four working groups, more than 30 participants attending the conference will explore the effects and potential of globalization in culture, education, environmental policy and communication.Among the keynote speakers are Fidel Ramos, former President of the Philippines, Moeen Qureshi, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Andries van Agt, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Eduardo Aninat, former Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). read more

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Fuel Filter Blocking

Frequently asked questionsSince winter 2013/14, the issue of diesel fuel filter blocking has affected a relatively small number of cars and vans – around 0.3% of vehicles on the road. Incidents have been reported during cold weather conditions, and mostly in very localised areas of the UK. The problem has not been uniquely experienced by any manufacturer: vehicles of many makes, models and ages have been affected. While a single root cause of the problem remains unclear, vehicle manufacturers, in collaboration with the fuel industry and government, are working hard to put a solution in place.What is fuel filter blocking?Fuel filter blocking can occur during cold temperatures when the fuel becomes too viscous to pass through the filter. This can starve the engine of fuel and cause loss of power, resulting in the vehicle either failing to start or going into ‘limp home’ safety mode. Breakdowns can be distressing and inconvenient, but drivers should be reassured that the filter has done what it is designed to do: protect their vehicle’s engine from solid material in the fuel causing costly damage.What’s being done about it?SMMT, on behalf of vehicle manufacturers, is collaborating with the fuel industry as part of a government-led British Standards Institute Task Force to establish the root cause of the problem via statistical analysis of breakdown data and testing of affected fuel samples and filters. This has been a highly complex process due to variables in the fuel’s composition over time.Should I be worried?The risk of being affected by fuel filter blocking is extremely low – you are around 85 times more likely to call out the breakdown services for a tyre puncture than for a blocked filter. Furthermore, the issue is linked to winter when temperatures fall to 0°C or under. During the summer, the chances of a fuel filter blocking breakdown are minimal, and motorists can be assured that government, the fuel industry and vehicle manufacturers are collaborating to identify the root cause of the issue.Read the British Standards Institute (BSi) statementIn recent winters a small number of diesel vehicles have experienced problems with fuel filter blocking, causing the engine to either fail to start or go into ‘limp home’ mode.The British Standards Institution has formed a task force to investigate the issue. The task force includes members of the Downstream Fuel Association, the Petrol Retailers Association, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the United Kingdom Petroleum Industry Association, officials from the Department for Transport and representatives from Oil Industry Additive Manufacturers.Understanding the root cause of the issue has been challenging due to the sporadic and inconsistent nature of the failures. Indeed, it has not been linked to any individual fuel retail sites or fuel suppliers, nor has it just affected individual vehicle makes or models. TheBritish Standards Institution task force continues to investigate the issue. For further information and to report the issue visit www.dieselfilter.org.uk.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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US expands travel ban to include Venezuela N Korea

Passengers arrive at Washington’s international airport in July after the Supreme Court (Reuters)(BBC) US President Donald Trump has expanded his controversial travel ban to include people from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, citing security concerns.The new, open-ended restrictions follow a review of information sharing by other countries, the White House said.Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia remain under the travel ban. Sanctions previously placed on Sudan were lifted.In a presidential proclamation, Mr Trump said the countries in the list had “inadequate” security protocols.“I must act to protect the security and interests of the United States and its people,” he said in the document, issued late on SundayMr Trump’s original ban was highly controversial, as it affected six majority-Muslim countries, and was widely labelled a “Muslim ban”.It was subject to a range of legal challenges and several large-scale protests, and is due to be considered by the US Supreme Court in October, having been partly reinstated in July.The American Civil Liberties Union rights group said the addition of the new countries did not “obfuscate the real fact that the administration’s order is still a Muslim ban”.It is not yet clear how the president’s new proclamation, which changes several key elements, will affect that legal challenge.The addition of North Korea and Venezuela now means not all nations on the list are majority-Muslim. The restrictions on Venezuelans apply only to government officials and their family members.The criteria for the new ban list are now based on vetting procedures and co-operation, and the restrictions have been “tailored” on a country-by-country basis:The White House said North Korea did not co-operate with the US government “in any respect” and failed all requirements – and so all travel to the US by its citizens had been banned. However, officials acknowledged to US media that numbers of visitors were very low and the measure might have a limited impactChad, while an important counter-terrorism partner, did not share terrorism-related and other public information the US required – business and tourist visas for its nationals have been suspendedOnly “certain Venezuelan government officials and their immediate family members” have been banned – its government has recently been hit with economic sanctions by the US, who now say it does not co-operate “in verifying whether its citizens pose national security or public-safety threats” and does not receive deported nationals willinglyMost of the restrictions come in the form of suspension of B-1 and B-2 business and tourist visas, and are not time-limited in the way that Mr Trump’s former executive order was.In a fact sheet accompanying Mr Trump’s proclamation, the White House said that while Iraq also fell short of the required criteria, the country was not included in the new restrictions “because of the close co-operative relationship between the United States” and their part in fighting so-called Islamic State.The restrictions come into effect on 18 October, but will not apply to those already in possession of a valid visa, the White House said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTrump lauds ‘tremendous’ Supreme Court travel ban rulingJune 26, 2018In “World”Trump signs new immigration orderMarch 6, 2017In “World”US reverses travel ban over court ruling as Trump fumesFebruary 4, 2017In “World” read more

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Filip Jicha with new contract in THW Kiel until 2016

Czech Republic handballFilip JichaTHW Kiel ← Previous Story Jesper Nielsen leaves AGK! Next Story → Serbia tight win over Tunisia One of the biggest handball stars worldwide and probably the men, who will miss everyone at the Olympic Handball Tournament in London, Filip Jicha (30) signed new contract with THW Kiel until 2016. Jicha has been voted for the Best World Player 2o10 by IHF, won three EHF Champions League with “Zebras”. His previous contract ends in 2014.He came to Kiel in 2007 from TBV Lemgo.Handball fans will have oportunity to enjoy in the brilliant performances of guy from Plzen… read more

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Man Utd hero David Beckham wants Real Madrid to beat Liverpool

first_imgThe Real Madrid boss, David Beckham came face-to-face with Jurgen Klopp as the two sides meet in Kiev in the Champions League final.The Spanish giants Real Madrid are seeking their third consecutive European title yet they the highest scorers in this year’s competition. Los Blancos are the slight favourites going into the clash and are spearheaded by the competition’s all-time top goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo.Beckham played with Zidane at the Bernabeu for three years and in an interview between the two ahead of tomorrow’s game, the former England international admitted that he’s backing Real Madrid, according to Dailystar.“To have been successful as a player and now to be successful as the boss, the big boss, is incredible,” he said.“I just want to wish Zizou, the boss, the president, the club good luck in the Champions League final.“And please beat Liverpool, please.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Zidane is aiming to win the competition for the third time as he looks to make up for a miserable domestic season.The Frenchman also emphasized that he is not surprised by the level of success he’s experienced since taking charge.“We suffered and worked a lot to make it to the final,” he said.“There has been a lot of sacrifices, a lot of work, a lot of personal investment from everyone.“Once I decided to become a coach I thought nothing is impossible. Being a coach of Real Madrid I knew we could achieve great things.”last_img read more

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Proposed bill would allow medical cannabis in hospitals for terminally ill patients

first_imgProposed bill would allow medical cannabis in hospitals for terminally ill patients Posted: April 5, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 5, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A San Diego area lawmaker is proposing a bill that would allow medical cannabis to be used in hospitals and other facilities that treat the terminally ill.KUSI’s Sasha Foo has more. last_img read more

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