PM to visit Nagpur on April 14

first_imgNAGPUR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Nagpur on April 14, the birth anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar.“His program will include a visit to Deekshabhoomi (where Dr. Ambedkar embraced Buddhism with his followers in 1956) and Mankapur sports complex. He will also inaugurate a thermal power unit at Koradi power station,” said a statement issued by the director of information and publicity of Nagpur.Incidentally, former JNU student union president Kanhaiya Kumar is also scheduled to be in Nagpur on the same date.According to sources, the PM’s visit, planned at a short notice, follows the BJP’s initiatives to reach out to the people to ward off any impression of slackness after their recent victory in the local body elections.Not being complacent“We do not want to give an impression that the party has slipped into a comfort zone after winning the polls. We want to stay in touch with people and the party workers have been asked to organise various events in their respective areas,” the State unit BJP chief spokesperson Madhav Bhandari said.Mr. Bhandari said most of the district and tehsil level functions will commence immediately to coincide with the BJP’s foundation day. These functions will conclude with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public address in Nagpur on April 14.Activating cadres“Party workers can communicate recent decisions and welfare measures of the Union and State government to people. This will also activate our cadre till the booth level,” Mr. Bhandari said. He refused to comment on the Sangharsh Yatra held by the Congress and said their will be no criticisms of the yatra in our functions. (With inputs from agencies)last_img read more

Dalit youth beaten to death in U.P.

first_imgA 22-year-old dalit labourer Ankit was beaten to death by five people at Baghra village of Muzaffarnagar on Saturday. Amid the ongoing protests by dalits, the incident led to tension in the area.Police arrested all the accused on Sunday and slapped cases against them for Culpable Homicide (not amounting to murder) and under relevant sections of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Prevention of Atrocities Act. The Superintendent of Police, (Muzaffarnagar rural) Ajay Sahdev told The Hindu that Ankit was a labourer who was beaten to death by workers of a jaggery unit on suspicion of being a thief.“Ankit was a labourer who had gone to Muzaffarnagar on Saturday looking for work. According to his mother Kesho’s complaint, he came back home in the evening and after having a meal, he went out for a walk but did not return home. Later some villagers found his body near a jaggery unit,” Mr. Sahdev said. “The villagers took him to the nearby hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead. We have sent the body for post-mortem. We have also arrested Rampal, Lookesh, Ajay, Amit and Haseen on charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and relevant sections of the SC/ST POA Act,” he addedThe police said that the five accused confessed that they found Ankit allegedly trying to steal the belongings of the jaggery unit after which they beat him which caused his death.“Police in investigating the case. We are waiting for the post-mortem report. Action will be taken on the basis of the post-mortem report,” Mr. Sahdev added. The alleged murder of Ankit who was the lone breadwinner of his house, led to anger among the local dalits who protested against his murder. Senior police officials persuaded the protesters to calm down and assured them of justice. Considering the sensitivity of the issue in the context of the ongoing dalit protest as the case could become a trigger of another set of protest by local dalits, Police has deployed police force in the village to control law and order.last_img read more

Three women among seven Naxals killed in Chhattisgarh encounter

first_imgSeven Naxals including three women were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district on July 27, police said. The encounter took place in a forest near Tiriya village under Nagarnar police station limits around 4 p.m., said Deputy Inspector General of Police (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj. P. A joint team of District Reserve Guard and Special Task Force of State police was out on anti-Naxal operation when the gun battle broke out, he told PTI.last_img

After 18 hours, 5-year-old girl pulled out dead from borewell in Haryana

first_imgThe body of a five-year-old girl was pulled out by rescuers nearly 18 hours after she fell into a 50-feet-deep borewell at Harsinghpura village in Haryana’s Karnal district, police said on November 4.She fell in the borewell belonging to her family while playing in the fields on Sunday in Gharaunda area, station house officer(SHO) of Gharaunda police station, Inspector Sachin said over phone. “After being pulled out from the borewell by the rescuers, she was rushed to the Civil Hospital in Karnal where doctors declared her brought dead,” the SHO said.He said the child’s family found her missing when she had gone out of her home to play. After her family realised that she was missing, they launched a search for the child. The family suspected that she could have fallen into the borewell, he said.The district administration and the police were informed and a rescue operation was launched. Later, the NDRF was also informed, the official said.Oxygen was being supplied inside the borewell and rescuers used a camera to check on the child through which they saw her foot. In the hope that the child could be alive, an audio recording of her parents’ voice was also played to give her a sense of security, he said.He, however, said no movement from the child, who had fallen head downwards in the borewell, was noticed after her fall.The incident comes days after the decomposed and mangled body of a three-year-old boy, Sujith Wilson, was pulled out from deep inside an unused borewell, after a futile 80-hour attempt to save the child who had fallen in while playing near his house in Nadukattupatti in Tiruchirappalli.Earlier in July, two-year-old Fatehvir Singh, was pulled out dead from a 150-foot deep borewell shaft in Punjab’s Sangrur district after an unsuccessful rescue operation which lasted over four days. In March, an 18-month old boy was rescued from a borewell in Haryana’s Hisar district, two days after he had fallen into it.In 2006, a massive operation was launched to rescue five-year-old Prince, who had fallen into a borewell in a village in Kurukshetra. He was pulled out safely nearly 48 hours after he had fallen.last_img read more

India have come a long way since Champions Trophy 2017. Pakistan have not

first_imgIndia vs Pakistan – ‘Mother of all battles’, ‘clash of clashes’, ‘Match of the World Cup’, ‘Sport’s biggest rivalry’ and what not! The build-up to any cricket match between the two nations is often littered with such hyperbole that if one were to follow the media coverage with every passing minute, (s)he could be forgiven for thinking that an actual military battle was on the cards, rather than a game of cricket. But India’s 7th successive win in World Cups over Pakistan on Sunday seems to have burst the bubble of this highly anticipated tie.Since the time the two teams met for the 1st time on the biggest stage during the 1992 edition, India vs Pakistan is an eagerly awaited game. Given the strained relations between the two countries and the lack of such games in recent times, the enormous build-up is understandable. The problem: India vs Pakistan invariably fails to live up to the billing.The way Pakistan fell apart against India in Manchester on Sunday was especially instructive of the above fact. Having leaked 336 runs after opting to field first, the Pakistan batsmen didn’t show any signs of urgency during the chase while going at a snail-paced run-rate. As if on cue, wickets started falling as soon as the required run-rate crossed 8 and Pakistan seemed to have resigned to their fate – nowadays, there is a clear favourite in India vs Pakistan contests and it’s not Pakistan.Pakistan’s solitary moment of glory against India in recent memory came at The Oval during the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy, when they emerged victorious by a huge margin of 180 runs. But since then, it has frankly been a no-contest between the rivals. The die is loaded so much in favour of India, that Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, when asked if the Indo-Pak rivalry has fizzled out over the years, replied: “We are not handling pressure well. The team that handles pressure in these games win. The Pakistan teams of the 90’s, used to enjoy upper hand but now India is better than Pakistan. That’s why they win matches.”advertisement”I think our whole team is not performing well in all three departments”Pakistan captain #SarfarazAhmed talks about the disappointment of losing to India in their #CWC19 clash yesterday. World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 17, 2019Is Pakistan really not a good team anymore? Stats say yes. Since the CT 2017 final, Pakistan’s winning percentage in ODIs is a mere 38.10, which pales in comparison to India’s 71.93. The difference is even more glaring when you look at the teams’ away record – while India have won 77.78% of their away games in this intervening period, Pakistan have won just 33.33% of their away matches.India owe their success in a good measure to it’s famed batting line-up, especially their top-3 – Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. In the batting department, Pakistan’s top 5 batsmen in the last 2 years have hit 13 centuries to India’s 35. Rohit Sharma alone has hit 100 sixes, which is 22 more than the combined efforts of Pakistan’s best five.Having a newly born daughter in my life actually has put me in a good placeRohit Sharma, who smashed a century against Pakistan in #CWC19 yesterday, speaks about the current phase in his life and enjoying his cricket. World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 17, 2019Rohit, Shikhar and Virat have been so phenomenal in the last 2 years that they are currently the best top-3 across the world. While Pakistan are only slightly ahead of India in terms of the average opening partnership, the Indian trio steal the show with an average stand of 70 amongst them (while posting 15 century partnerships to Pakistan’s 10), as compared to Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam’s average of 56.But Pakistan, at least in the modern period, have not been known for their batting. India vs Pakistan has always been billed as a clash of India’s batsmen against Pakistan’s bowlers. What is most troublesome for Pakistan is the fact that their bowling too is not anywhere near their best and it is reflected in the numbers. Pakistan’s top-5 bowlers since CT 2017 have a higher Average (29.64), Strike-Rate (34.16) and Economy (5.22) when compared to their Indian counterparts (Avg 28.29, SR 33.58, Eco 4.99). The inconsistency of strike-bowlers Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz and Junaid Khan hasn’t helped the team’s cause either.Dominant.#CWC19 | #INDvPAK (@ICC) June 17, 2019Apart from bowling and batting, another aspect of the game where Pakistan lag behind not just India, but most top-tier teams, is their fitness and fielding standards. India themselves have graduated from an average fielding unit until the early 2000s to a slimmer, fitter and well oiled fielding side under captain Virat Kohli. On the other hand, as seen in Manchester yesterday, Pakistan players still seem to be living in the last millenium, lacking awareness in the field (missed an early run-out chance of Rohit Sharma), allowing quick singles (while not going for them while batting) and more than a few burgeoning midriffs on display.advertisementOn a big day, India’s big-name batsmen delivered. Here are their best shots! #INDvPAK #CWC19 #TeamIndia (@ICC) June 16, 2019All of this essentially means that India-Pakistan matches are now slowly but increasingly turning into no-contests instead of the high-octane clashes they are often predicted to be. Does this mean that there will be any less excitement before the teams meet during the Asia Cup next year? Considering the lack of cricket between the teams and the huge profit-margins involved for all the stakeholders involved, probably not.(Stats courtesy Data Intelligence Unit)Also Read | Virat Kohli shares throwback picture after emphatic win over PakistanAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Shoaib Akhtar slams ‘brainless captain’ Sarfaraz AhmedAlso Read | Stop jumping around at Wagah Border and perform on field: Akhtar to Hasan AliAlso Read | Kuch fitness nai, kuch nai: Pakistan fans blame burger for defeat to Indialast_img read more

Brandon Weeden Interview

first_imgPretty cool interview by Amy K. Nelson with Brandon Weeden. A few of my favorite parts below…Representing Dawgs by Nature?! How about some love for Pistols Firing??“I gave the ‘ol fist pump and everybody was excited.” I love this.“The Dawg Pound is one of the best fan bases in all of football.” They’re going to freaking love him.“You can’t get anything going until you toe the rubber and let it rip.” He’s like Brett Favre, minus about 60,000 yards and an unfortunate cell phone photograph.“He’s obviously a freak.” Yeah, he is.“I tweet, I interact with fans a little bit.” Appreciated, minus your disparaging comments about Davis Love III. This is obviously a little bit dated but Nelson is a good interviewer and always love seeing Weeden in his element (in front of a camera).If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Fix Your Face In 20 Minutes with the Only Sheet Mask You’ll Ever Need

first_img The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men How to Remove a Tick: A Simple Guide to Safely Getting Rid of Ticks Typically, we aren’t big fans of sheet masks here at The Manual. More often than not, we prefer clay, mud, or charcoal masks because sheet masks tend to be incorrectly sized, too flimsy to stay on properly, and require a little more work than reward.With Port Products Marine Layer Intense Recovery Treatment Mask, though, we might have to eat our words. This sheet mask not only renews, refreshes, and revitalizes the skin, but it also provides a very, very visible difference in tone, clarity, and redness before and after application.But first things first: What separates this sheet mask apart from most others is the fact that it is a gel — not paper — mask. Gel has the distinct ability to cling to the skin more readily (even over facial hair!) and is more comfortable to wear. Another point in favor of the gel base is that it seems to hold a lot more serum (the goop that contains all the good stuff) than paper-based sheet masks — that’s key if you want your face to absorb as much of that goodness as possible. The mask itself is made from advanced bio-degradable coconut, so it’s also environmentally friendly.Marine Layer Intense Recover Treatment Mask – $44See ItAnd what kind of goodness does this miracle sheet mask contain? Like Port Products Marine Layer Eye Gel (which we love so much we named it our best eye cream in The Manual Grooming Awards 2018), the Marine Layer Intense Recovery Treatment Mask contains red algae, kelp, and peptides that help to revive the skin while reducing dark circles and minimizing fine lines. Barley seed reduces irritation, redness, and works to even out skin tone while red seaweed combined with sodium hyaluronate (a moisturizer) restore skin firmness and smoothness.How does it work? Simply pull out one of the sheet masks from the four-pack, massage it gently to distribute the serum within, remove from the packet, discard one paper backing, apply to face, then discard the final paper backing. Sit back and relax as the sheet mask works its magic for up to half an hour as you enjoy the cooling and tingly serum doing its work. Once time’s up, simply remove the mask, massage the rest of the serum into your skin, and admire your refreshed and revitalized mug.The sheet mask is just as effective at night as it is in the morning, so feel free to apply before bed and then hit the hay, allowing the leftover serum to continue doing its work overnight. If you’re looking a little rough in the morning and have a big meeting later in the day, slap on a mask and wait for it to work its wonders. The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now last_img read more

Alberta premier says provincial carbon tax will die May 30

first_imgEDMONTON — Alberta’s premier says the province’s carbon tax will no longer exist as of May 30.Jason Kenney says a bill to eliminate the Alberta levy is to be introduced next week when the legislature begins sitting.He says the United Conservative government wants to review court decisions in Saskatchewan and Ontario before it decides if it will challenge the federal tax in court.The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recently ruled in a split decision that the federal tax imposed on provinces without a carbon price of their own is constitutional.The Ontario government is waiting for a decision on its court challenge.Kenney campaigned for — and won — Alberta’s election last month on a platform that included repealing the provincial carbon tax.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Tidal turbine cant stay in the water indefinitely NS minister says

first_imgHALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s energy minister says a massive, experimental in-stream tidal turbine can’t be allowed to sit at the bottom of the Bay of Fundy for an extended period of time.Derek Mombourquette said Thursday the province is monitoring developments as questions remain about the future of the Cape Sharp Tidal turbine project.Cape Sharp is a joint venture between OpenHydro, which is now in the midst of bankruptcy protection, and Halifax-based Emera Inc.“This can’t go on forever,” Mombourquette said. “They (creditors and remaining partners) have indicated that they are implementing a contingency plan and I’m looking forward to what that plan is going to be.”Last month, Cape Sharp Tidal successfully connected the two megawatt turbine to Nova Scotia’s electricity grid.Mombourquette said he plans to meet with Emera officials, but he wouldn’t put a timeline on the province’s patience as the regulator of the project, adding that its operating licence is still in place.“Right now our focus is on the environment and the safe operation of the turbine and ensuring those processes are in place,” he said.Mombourquette also wouldn’t say whether the province would be on the hook for the removal if the creditors aren’t interested in dealing with the turbine.“We’ll go down that road when the time comes,” he said. “There’s no public money specifically in that turbine.”Cape Sharp’s first turbine was connected to the grid in November 2016, but it was later removed for inspections and servicing in June of last year.An in-stream prototype was torn apart in 2009 by the bay’s powerful currents, which can move at 18 kilometres per hour.OpenHydro’s bankruptcy was prompted by Paris-based Naval Energies’ decision to pull funding from its Dublin-based subsidiary.In a statement issued last month, Naval Energies said it had stopped investing in tidal energy in Canada and in other locations, to focus on floating wind turbines and ocean thermal technology.last_img read more

Political Parties Announce Participation in National March for Rif Solidarity

Rabat – A number of parties and movements have announced their participation in the national march of solidarity with the Rif protests set to take place on Sunday 11, demanding “freedom, dignity and social justice.”The Federation of the Democratic Left (FGD), the Unified Socialist Party, the Anfass Democratic Movement, Al Adl Wal Ihssane, and the Democratic Approach have announced that it will take part in the national march scheduled on June 11 in the capital, Rabat. This event was launched by FGD activists based in Casablanca and Rabat to demand “freedom, dignity and social justice,” and to show support for the arrested leaders of the protests in the Rif.In addition to these parties, the leaders of Moroccan Association of Human Rights has also declared that their association will take part in event. The National Council of Youth of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP) issued a statement of categorical refusal to be part of the event, warning its members from coordinating with advocates of the march.This statement came in response to calls from the partys’ members to express support for the Rif protests and take part in the march. The National Council also made it clear that these calls do not represent the bodies and organizations of the party.The Justice and Development Party (PJD) is reported to be divided on the question of participation, although its young members are expected to attend the march. read more

ICE Futures Canada Monday Canola prices lower barley unchanged

WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. ’17 $0.60 lower $498.40; Jan. ’18 $0.50 lower $505.40; March ’18 $0.80 lower $510.10; May ’18 $1.40 lower $512.30; July ’18 $1.80 lower $513.10; Nov. ’18 $1.10 lower $489.70; Jan. ’19 $1.10 lower $491.40; March ’19 $1.10 lower $494.10; May 19 $1.10 lower $494.10; July ’19 $1.10 lower $494.10; Nov. ’19 $1.10 lower $494.10.Barley (Western): Dec. ’17 unchanged $148.00; March ’18 unchanged $151.00; May ’18 unchanged $151.00; July ’18 unchanged $151.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $151.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $151.00; March ’19 unchanged $151.00; May ’19 unchanged $151.00; July ’19 unchanged $151.00; Oct. ’19 unchanged $151.00; Dec. ’19 $151.00.Monday’s estimated volume of trade: 575,480 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley). Total: 575,480. read more

Libya Intensifying fighting continues to take heavy civilian toll warns UN agency

“The growing number of displaced people is outstripping the capacities of local communities,” UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards told journalists in Geneva, adding that the agency and its partners are responding to some of the needs, but “we face major constraints in access.”In recent weeks, the North African nation has been embroiled in some of the worst fighting since the 2011 uprising that ousted former leader Muammar al-Qadhafi. The Libyan parliament convened for the first time in early August of this year, welcomed by the UN as a move toward peace. However, protracted battles between opposing armed groups continue to take their toll on civilians.According to a UNHCR statement released today, recent displacement has been around Warshefana on the outskirts of Tripoli, where fighting in recent weeks has caused some 100,000 people to flee. Additionally, some 15,000 people are estimated to be displaced around Benghazi.Many displaced people are living with locals, some who have opened their homes to several families to meet the growing need for shelter. People unable to stay with relatives or host families sleep in schools, parks or non-residential buildings converted into emergency shelters.For example, Ajaylat, a small town some 80 kilometres west of Tripoli, normally of about 100,000 people, is now hosting some 16,000 displaced people. With displaced people now making up more than 10 per cent of the local population, health facilities are struggling to cope.UNHCR reports that the main hospital there is witnessing a 30 per cent increase in cases and lacks essential medical supplies and medicines for chronic illnesses such as hypertension and diabetes. Other towns across western Libya and in Benghazi are under similar strain.Efforts to reach the displaced are often hampered by limited access to towns affecting by fighting between rival armed groups. UNHCR and partners dispatched the first relief convoy for 12,000 displaced people in western Libya in August. But additional help is urgently needed, and for this, better access is required.The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNMIL) has called for an immediate ceasefire and access to carry out distribution of aid. Meanwhile, the UN has issued a humanitarian appeal for Libya requesting additional funding to continue helping hundreds of thousands of people.As well as the impact on the local population, the fighting is also affecting refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants in Libya – many of them from Middle Eastern countries and sub-Saharan Africa. Lawlessness and spike in food prices have made many desperate to leave.Libya’s policy of detaining refugees and migrants has pushed many to put their lives in the hands of smugglers to try to get to Europe – joining the tens of thousands of people who in recent months have transited through Libya and made the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean. Of the more than 165,000 who have arrived on Europe’s shores so far this year, the majority departed from Libya – of whom 48 per cent are Syrians and Eritreans.Many have not made it far from the Libyan coast. The latest tragedy, off the coast near Tripoli on October 2, left more than 100 people, mostly Syrian nationals, dead or missing. read more

Mature female STEM students face many barriers

Mature female students pursuing Canadian university degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects face discrimination and other barriers, says a Brock-authored Canadian Commission for UNESCO research report.“Most women return to school because they know they have the capacity and ability to contribute to society,” says the report, researched and written by Brock University Professor of Biology Liette Vasseur and Brock Biology master’s student Heather VanVolkenburg.“These people are usually highly motivated and efficient in their studies in part because of their level of maturity,” says the report, which also applies to women in college programs in the trades. “Unfortunately, they face several barriers that they most likely never anticipated.”Mona Nemer, Canada’s Chief Science Advisor; Liette Vasseur, Brock Professor of Biology and UNESCO Chair on Community Sustainability; Bonnie Schmidt, Founder and President of Let’s Talk Science; Hon. Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport; Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant-Governor; Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation; and Sébastien Goupil, Secretary General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.These barriers include things like inadequate daycare, ineligibility for scholarships, and a belief that mature female students won’t produce as much research because of family commitments, says the report, titled “The Non-Linear Paths of Women in STEM: The Barriers in the Current System of Professional Training.”The report defines ‘mature students’ as being 25 years and older.Vasseur, who holds the UNESCO Chair on Community Sustainability: From Local to Global, presented the report at a conference in Ottawa Tuesday, Nov. 27. Following Vasseur’s keynote address, a panel discussion was held on equity and inclusion in post-secondary STEM learning that included Canada’s Chief Science Advisor Mona Nemer.The report identifies six reasons why people don’t pursue a ‘linear’ university educational path, which typically moves from undergraduate to master’s to PhD with no or little break:New career optionsNeed for more credentialsDelay due to family reasonsNeed for family supportCareer prospect improvementSelf-interestUnlike their male counterparts, many female mature students delayed further studies because of a widespread perception that raising a family and pursuing academic degrees and careers were incompatible goals, says the report.This perception results in an “unconscious bias” that manifests itself in many ways, explains Vasseur.“One woman told me she was given a less-important research project because it was believed that she wouldn’t return the next year, as she was expecting,” says Vasseur.In another case, a mature woman had a similar experience, but in her case she was given a less-important project because she was close to retirement age.Female students with young children may find it difficult or impossible to attend an 8 a.m. or evening class when daycare centres open at 8:30 or 9 a.m. and end by 5 or 6 p.m., Vasseur says.Regarding financial support, the report notes that many student scholarship and employment opportunities are limited to people 30 years old and under. There are similar age caps in some post-graduate employment recruitment and retention programs.Ironically, despite these and other barriers, mature female students have a graduation rate of 70 per cent compared to a graduation rate of 56 per cent for male mature students, says the report.And, the graduation rate of all mature students was four times higher than for young students for the years leading into 2015, says the report.Most universities are not particularly welcoming to mature students in general, says Vasseur.That’s because many universities in Canada were set up in the 1950s and 60s for a new generation of youth who needed to be educated in a booming post-war job market.The report makes a number of recommendations, including:Improve information for mature students, especially on things like specific awardsTake work experience more into account for mature student admissionsOffer more online options, especially for early morning or evening classesTrain professors and admissions staff on unconscious biasRemove age limits for scholarships and student employment programsThe report, “The Non-Linear Paths of Women in STEM: The Barriers in the Current System of Professional Training,” can be found on the Canadian Commission for UNESCO website. read more

Weybridge hospital fire Homes evacuated as flames engulf Surrey medical centre

first_imgMr Leisegang, a personal chef, added: “We were asked by the emergency services to move back – there was a loud bang, an explosion from the gas canisters.”The firefighters have been brilliant, and I said to my wife that we should make some tea and sandwiches for them but we were told to evacuate before we could do anything.”Everyone seems to be safe. There are about 30 people in the church, there were some children earlier but they have been sent to stay with relatives.”We’re just thankful nobody seems to have been hurt.” “The building is only three storeys, and the top floor was completely engulfed in flames within a short time – that was the remarkable thing, how quickly the fire spread.”Within about 40 minutes of the fire, the whole of the top floor was gone. I could only see flames.” Fire rips through Weybridge Community Hospital in SurreyCredit:UK News In Pictures Firefighters use an aerial appliance to tackle flames at Weybridge Community Hospital Scores of people were evacuated from their homes in the middle of the night after a fire ripped through a hospital.Witnesses reported hearing a “loud bang” at Weybridge Community Hospital, in Surrey, before the building was engulfed in flames.Residents near the three-storey medical centre, which houses a walk-in centre that is only open during the daytime, were given refuge inside St James’ Parish Church after being told to leave their homes for safety reasons. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said crews would be in place “for some time”.Surrey Police confirmed there were no injuries.The force said in a statement: “A large number of residents have been evacuated. Roads around the building, including Weybridge High Street, have been closed and are likely to remain so for some time.”A large number of resources from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service are continuing to tackle the blaze, which is now under control. Firefighters use an aerial appliance to tackle flames at Weybridge Community HospitalCredit:UK News In Pictures “That’s when I saw the left side of the roof was in flames already. Within about 15 minutes, the whole of the roof was alight. Fire rips through Weybridge Community Hospital in Surreycenter_img The 28-year-old said: “It was about 11.45pm when my wife woke me up and said there was a fire at the hospital.”We heard people shouting outside and went to look through the window. We saw what was happening and ran down to see if we could help. Nearly a dozen fire crews were called to tackle the blaze late on Tuesday night. Two aerial ladder platforms were used to fight the flames from above.The blaze, which witnesses said took hold “extremely quickly”, started at around 11.45pm – several hours after the building closed for the day. No one was injured. An investigation is under way to try to establish the cause of the fire.Matt Leisegang, who was evacuated from his home around 300ft from the blaze, said he heard a “loud bang” and saw the top floor of the building “engulfed”. “An investigation is under way to establish the cause of the fire which remains unknown at this time.” Still smoke everywhere #weybridge #weybridgefire— ⚧ Victor Victoria 🌈 (@fannyvonfabulus) July 12, 2017 Fire in Weybridge last night & ongoing! Surrey crews very busy! Another incident stretching the service this morning also #999family 🚒🚑🚓— Staines fire station (@StainesFire) July 12, 2017 Weybridge Walk In centre ablaze this morning @BBCBreaking— Matt Looseley (@MattLooseley) July 11, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Cavex 700CVX hydrocyclone maximises throughput

first_imgThe new Cavex® 700CVX hydrocyclone from Weir Minerals can achieve up to 50% higher throughput capacity in comparison with competitor cyclones in the 26 in diameter range, due to its larger inlet and vortex finder configuration. According to Sheldon Gabriel, Product Manager Cyclones of Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East, the Cavex 700CVX hydrocyclone has a small, more space efficient body, making it ideal for new installations. “It is also perfectly suited and sized to fit into existing cyclone clusters for easy retrofitting, adding substantially to increased capacity. This hydrocyclone is the result of extensive research and development by the company and underlines our philosophy of driving customer centricity in all product development.”Mark Lockyer, Weir Minerals’ Global Product Manager Hydrocyclones, says that the need to increase throughput to maintain production levels is a reality for much of the industry, with many mines having to process more ore than they have in the past. “In these conditions, increasing throughput is essential. Sites that can achieve higher throughput with minimal capital expenditure certainly have a competitive advantage.” Gabriel says that Cavex hydrocyclones have been highly regarded for their proven efficiency and high capacity performance for decades. Cavex CVX hydrocyclones are designed to withstand severe abrasion caused by the rotational flow of solids and slurry.“The unique shape of the Cavex hydrocyclone range features a laminar spiral inlet geometry that allows the slurry to follow a natural path without encountering any shelves, edges or corners. This reduces turbulence inside the hydrocyclone, which helps maximise separation efficiency, hydraulic capacity and wear life, while minimising localised wear in the feed chamber and vortex finder.” Weir Minerals Africa is dedicated to ensuring its products maximise throughput both within current plants and in greenfield operations. The Cavex 700CVX hydrocyclone is typical of the company’s commitment to best practice and is backed up by Weir Minerals’ extensive global service and aftermarket support.The harsh African mining conditions provide particularly tough operating conditions for installed equipment, but this has been catered for with the Cavex 700 CVX hydrocyclone, which features fabricated steel or cast ductile casing, replaceable elastomer liners up to 45 mm thick, ceramic lower cones, rubber lined steel vortex finders, rubber or ceramic spigots, rubber lined steel overflow pipe or air core booster caps.Weir Minerals delivers end-to-end solutions for all mining, sand and aggregate transportation, milling, processing, waste-management and comminution processes across a range of industries and in more than 30 different countries. Weir Minerals Africa benefits from the global investment into benchmark technology development and the vast experience gained by the local operation in a multitude of African installations.last_img read more

HSE signs agreement to improve palliative care

first_imgPatients nearing end of life may be cared for in hospices and in their own homes. However many people also die in our acute hospitals and there are specialist palliative care teams which provide services to both in-patients and out-patients.He added that the HSE is fully committed to ensuring that it maintains and improves on palliative care services.The collaboration is on a number of areas including a review of palliative care for all, primary care, advance care planning, bereavement and addressing gaps in service prison.The IHF said there is also potential to expand the Hospice Friendly Hospitals programme into community hospitals and work on the development of palliative care with dementia.Read: 2,500 patients a year are denied access to hospice services> THE HSE HAS signed a collaborative agreement with the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) to cover cooperation on joint projects to improve palliative care and end-of-life care services in Ireland.The IHF said today the agreement aims to deliver maximum benefits to those accessing palliative care services avoid unnecessary duplication and maximise opportunities for cross sector working.Commenting on the agreement today, Director of Acute Hospitals at the HSE, Ian Carter said:last_img read more

Ireland has one of the worst hospital waiting times in Europe

first_img By Gráinne Ní Aodha 15,210 Views Image: Shutterstock/Tyler Olson Ireland has one of the worst hospital waiting times in Europe We also ranked the fifth worst for getting value out of the money we put into our healthcare system. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/Tyler Olson Short URLcenter_img 44 Comments Monday 30 Jan 2017, 8:15 AM IRELAND HAS BEEN ranked as the country with the worst (or longest) waiting times in a comprehensive health study.The 2016 European Health Consumer Index (EHCI) ranked Ireland 21st overall, out of 35 countries – which is the same ranking as last year‘s Index.The study measured 48 indicators in various different groups, including treatment, results, waiting times, patient information, and was based on WHO and OECD research.Ireland ranked 14th place in 2013 – and saw a significant drop once the study began including patient organisation feedback in their study, as a type of ‘reality check’.The Irish Patients’ Association responded to the study by saying they hoped that this was “a watershed moment”.“Accountability at all levels is required, and if there are ” any principalities of entitlement” which impact on, or block timely access to health care for any sick people they must be removed.”The author of the study Dr Arne Bjornberg said on Morning Ireland that some countries didn’t have statistics on waiting lists because there was no waiting list for hospital care. Last year, there was a quite remarkable HSE memo about a programme to reduce waiting times, for specialists. But even if that target is reached, it’s still the worst by far.He said that trying to achieve an average waiting list time was difficult, but that Sweden, Poland and the UK were also ranked along Ireland as the countries with the worst waiting times.Ireland was also the fifth worst country for ‘efficiency’, or “getting bang for your buck”, as Bjorgberg put it.“We’ve taken the index scores and related them to spend per captia (Sweden don’t do well either). [This might be because] a lot of politicians who believe you save money with long waiting lists, when in reality they make things more expensive.”Read: The people still fighting leprosy, years after the world stopped paying attention to itRead: This Dublin tech firm has sealed a €5m deal to help fight rare diseases across Europe Jan 30th 2017, 8:15 AM Share555 Tweet Email1 last_img read more

OGM les agriculteurs brésiliens en conflit avec Monsanto

first_imgOGM : les agriculteurs brésiliens en conflit avec MonsantoDes millions d’agriculteurs brésiliens cultivant des semences de soja transgénique Monsanto refusent depuis quelques années de s’acquitter de la redevance que leur réclame le géant américain. Ils ont alors porté l’affaire en justice, et la dernière instance de ce procès doit prochainement avoir lieu.En avril dernier, le tribunal régional de l’Etat du Rio Grande do sul a condamné le groupe Monsanto à rembourser les redevances qu’il impose depuis 8 ans à des millions d’agriculteurs brésiliens cultivant des semences de soja transgénique. Une décision dont le géant américain, censé rembourser deux milliards de dollars au minimum, a fait appel.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ce soja OGM a fait son apparition en contrebande voilà quinze ans au Brésil, où il est devenu le moyen de subsistance de millions de personnes. Comme le rappelle l’AFP, cette culture est la plus rentable du pays. Son chiffre d’affaires a atteint quelque 24,1 milliards de dollars en 2011. Mais depuis 2004, Monsanto impose aux agriculteurs de lui reverser 2% du montant engendré chaque année par la vente de leur récolte, et ce en arguant la propriété intellectuelle de ces semences.Ils sont aujourd’hui 5 millions à refuser de continuer à payer cet “impôt privé sur la production”, explique à l’AFP l’avocate qui les représente, Jane Berwanger. Contacté par l’agence, le géant des biotechnologies végétales affirme de son côté qu’il recevra encore cette redevance, en attendant la décision définitive de la justice. Suite au dernier appel de la firme, la dernière instance du procès doit prochainement avoir lieu.Mais le soja transgénique est également à l’origine d’un second conflit, cette fois avec les écologistes, qui déplorent l’ampleur de cette culture au Brésil. Ils s’insurgent contre la destruction des écosystèmes et le sacrifice de la forêt amazonienne au profit du développement de cet OGM qui cultivé dans 17 des 27 Etats, représente désormais 85% des plantations de soja plantés dans le pays.Le 1 juin 2012 à 11:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Captain Marvel belts out Just a Girl and Gwen Stefani approves

first_img Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors This is just ridiculously amazing @brielarson @SamuelLJackson #justagirl #CaptainMarvel 😳🍀👌🏻🤸🏻‍♂️🥳gx— Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) March 17, 2019 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Share your voice What Captain Marvel means to the people who made it Captain Marvel’s early suit concepts are way different to the comic Captain Marvel review: A soaring tale of self-discovery with a ’90s beat reading • Captain Marvel belts out ‘Just a Girl’ and Gwen Stefani approves Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Mentioned Above Apple TV 4K (32GB) Review • Apple TV 4K review: The best TV streamer keeps getting better Tags Preview • Apple TV 4K: New $179 Apple streamer adds HDR, better gaming CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $179 • See It Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? $179 See It 8center_img Apple TV 4K Stefani has been the on and off lead singer for rockers No Doubt since they formed in 1986. In between hiatuses Stefani went solo in 2004 with party mainstays “Rich Girl” and “Hollaback Girl”. No Doubt released “Just a Girl” as a single along with their Tragic Kingdom album from 1995.Not just a superhero, Larson had a music career herself, so it’s not surprising she can belt a tune. Her first and only album “Finally Out of P.E.” came out in 2005. Comments Apple Best Buy $169 See it See It TV and Movies Apple Captain Marvel stars Briel Larson and Samuel L. Jackson in Carpool Karaoke. The Late Late Show with James Cordon/Apple TV via YouTube Captain Marvel is memorable for many reasons.It’s the first Marvel film to star a female protagonist (Brie Larson), have a female director (Anna Boden) and a female composer (Pinar Toprak).It also contains one of those fight scenes that stick in your brain for punches and energy blasts timed to the beat of a smashing punk-rock song.That song is “Just a Girl” by the ’80s rock band No Doubt, which some of us younger folks no doubt didn’t realize featured Gwen Stefani as the lead singer.Stefani has had a listen to Larson and co-star Samuel L. Jackson singing “Just a Girl” in an episode of Carpool Karaoke, available on the Apple TV app.And she loves it.”This is just ridiculously amazing,” Stefani tweeted Sunday at Larson and Jackson’s accounts with a link to their performance. See All Crutchfield Related stories $179 Other songs to pump you up on the Captain Marvel soundtrack include: Waterfalls by TLC, Crazy on You by Heart and Come As You Are by Nirvana.No tweet reply from Larson and Jackson yet, but I would be happy if they responded with a rendition of “Don’t Speak”. Captain Marvel Applelast_img read more