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Chakma & Hajong communities cannot be given ST status: Rijiju

December 3, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgUnion minister Kiren Rijiju has said Chakma and Hajong communities cannot be granted Scheduled Tribe status in Aunachal Pradesh.“The issue of Chakma and Hajong is very sensitive and we cannot grant them Schedule Tribe status in Arunachal Pradesh. I have also filed an affidavit in Supreme Court on the matter” the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs said.On the issue he would do his best in his capacity at the central level, Mr. Rijiju said at the two-day state executive meeting of the BJP in the city on Thursday.On the Assam – Arunachal boundary issues, Mr. Rijiju said that he had already written to the ministry concerned and chief ministers of both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh should come forward with an amicable solution.He also said that the construction of a four-lane NH – 415 would soon be a reality and for that the central government had already assured to provide an extra package, a party release said here on Friday.last_img read more

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India Blue reach Duleep Trophy final after draw against India Green

November 22, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgIndia Blue paved their way to the final of the Duleep Trophy after the tie against India Green ended on a draw at the Shahid Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex here on Wednesday.With almost 1500 runs scored in the match, a draw was always on the cards as the Gautam Gambhir-led India Blue side fixed its date with Yuvraj Singh’s India Red for the summit clash from September 10 to 14 at the same venue. (Gambhir makes a strong case for third opener’s slot ahead of New Zealand Test series)The final promises to be a star-studded affair with India stars — opener Shikhar Dhawan, middle order bat Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja — being included in either side to get some match practice before the gruelling three-match Test series against New Zealand starts on September 22.In the third and final league match, India Blue produced a dominating batting performance in their first innings amassing 707 runs with centuries from opener Mayank Agarwal (161), Cheteshwar Pujara (166) and Sheldon Jackson (105) while Gambhir (90) narrowly missed out on a century.MATCH ENDS IN A DRAWIn reply, India Green could just manage a paltry 237 in their first innings, to trail by a whopping 470 runs.But Gambhir did not allow a follow on and instead came out to bat as the India Blue side added another 298 runs in their second essay with notable contributions from man of the match Agarwal (58), Gambhir (59), Dinesh Karthik (57) and Jackson (79).Faced with a daunting task of scoring 768 runs, Suresh Raina-led India Green managed well to hang around on the final day, scoring 179/4 with notable contributions from opener Murali Vijay (73) and middle order bat Robin Uthappa (66), before both the captains decided to shake hands, ending the tie in a draw.advertisementOJHA SUFFERS HEAD INJURYThe day also witnessed India Green left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha landing up in a hospital after being hit on the head while fielding during India Blue’s innings.Brief Scores: India Blue 707, 298 (Sheldon Jackson 79, Mayank Agarwal 58, Shreyas Gopal 4/53, Pragyan Ojha 3/90) vs India Green 237, 179/4 (murali Vijay 73, Robin Uthappa 66, Karn Sharma 2/68)last_img read more

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NFL’s QB Glory Days Continue

November 18, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgIf you like quarterback-driven football, what a Super Bowl this promises to be!For the first time in quite a long time, the four remaining teams heading into Championship Games weekend featured star quarterbacks at the helm: two legends, and two potential ones.The AFC features the New England Patriots led by QB Tom Brady against the Denver Broncos and their QB, Peyton Manning. They have won four Super Bowls between then, and Manning just set the all-time single season record for touchdown passes, 55, breaking the previous record of 50, which was held the Brady who, in turn, had broken Manning’s previous record of 49. Need we say more?Over in the NFC are two exciting quarterbacks with guns for arms and feet like wide receivers: Colin Kapernick of the San Francisco 49ers, and Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks. The former has been to one Super Bowl, last year, losing narrowly to the Baltimore Ravens.  The Ravens’ QB, then and now, is Joe Flacco who, much like QBs Eli Manning of the Giants, Trent Dilfer, also of Ravens’ years past, and Jim McMahon of the heralded 1985 Chicago Bears – not to mention Bob Griese of the Miami Dolphins of the 1970s, the only team ever to record a perfect season, is a workmanlike, clutch player who more often than not gets the job done when th chips are down. Simply put, a “winner.”But this year’s crop of QBs are not mere winners, they are superstars.  To many fans, football is all about defense and a conservative running game. Winning it in the trenches. But to the fans of pomp and flash, spectacularly-thrown footballs and magnificent receptions, this is your time! Revel in it! TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Wimbledon 2018: Ball girl hit by 217-kmph serve, consoled by players

November 17, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgThe Ball boys and girls in tennis matches don’t often get the kind of credit that they deserve for the hard work they put in during matches.Crouching down and jumping back up after each serve and that too throughout the match is a very tough job and does take a toll on these youngsters which goes unnoticed, barring some occasions like the one on Wednesday.Controversial Australian player Nick Kyrgios was in the middle of his first-round match against Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin when he accidentally hit a ball girl with his serve.The ball girl was standing on the opposite end of the court from where Istomin was receiving the serve from Kyrgios, who served an ace.The ball went flying past Istomin and hit the ball girl flush on her left arm. She immediately started crying from the pain it caused her as the serve got clocked at 135 miles per hour or 217 kilometers per hour.Kyrgios and Istomin rushed to the girl’s aide and consoled her after which the chair umpire escorted her off the court where she received medical assistance. The ball went flying past Denis Istomin and hit the ball girl flush on her left arm (Reuters Photo)Kyrgios, who is often criticised for his bad-boy image, showed his gentle side in that very moment and even spoke about the incident after the match.”It was tough. Originally when I heard the sound, I thought it hit the scoreboard. Then I realised it was her arm. It was tough. She started crying. She took it like a champ, though. I would have been crying, for sure,” Kyrgios said at the post-match press conference.advertisementKyrgios cranked down 42 aces in an impressive 7-6(3) 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-3 win over Istomin and set up a second round match against Robin Haase on Friday.He saved two set points in the first set and was briefly rattled when 92nd-ranked Istomin grabbed the third on a tiebreak on Court 12.Kyrgios railed against his entourage and kept up a regular dialogue with the umpire and anyone who would listen but remained focused enough to break decisively in the eighth game of the fourth set before completing victory with another ace.”I feel like I’m one of the guys that can cause a bit of an uproar at this event. We’ll see how it goes,” the 15th-seed said.It was a solid start for Kyrgios and he will face Haase in confident mood. Win that and he could even come up against fellow Australian Bernard Tomic.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma congratulate Hima Das for historic gold

November 17, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgIndian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma wished athlete Hima Das for her historic gold medal at the ongoing IAAF U-20 World Athletics Championship in Finland.Kohli and Anushka are in England right now where the Indian team is currently playing a one-day international series against the hosts.The star couple wished Hima in separate tweets after the 18-year-old became the first Indian to clinch a track event gold medal at the World Athletics Championship.AFI apologises as tweet over Hima Das’s English skills sparks controversy”What an incredible achievement for #HimaDas, the first Indian to win a Gold Medal in 400m Sprint at the World Under-20 Championship. The country is so proud of you!,” Kohli wrote.What an incredible achievement for #HimaDas, the first Indian to win a Gold Medal in 400m Sprint at the World Under-20 Championship. The country is so proud of you!Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 13, 2018How Hima Das compares with PT Usha and India’s other sprint queensAnushka followed with her own tweet soon after, “#HimaDas, congratulations on creating history by winning India its first ever track gold at the World U20 Championships. You are an inspiration to every aspiring athlete out there. It’s a HUGE achievement and you have made us all proud.”#HimaDas, congratulations on creating history by winning India its first ever track gold at the World U20 Championships. You are an inspiration to every aspiring athlete out there. It’s a HUGE achievement and you have made us all proudadvertisementAnushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) July 13, 2018Hima Das’ parents offer prayers of gratitude as daughter creates historyThe historic medal also helped Hima top the Twitter trends in India. #HimaDas garnered nearly 36000 tweets recorded by 01.15 PM IST on Friday.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and leading lights from cricket, including Sachin Tendulkar, and Bollywood wished Hima. A country which reserves its adulation for cricket stars showered its love on the teenager from Assam.Congratulations to our sensational sprint star Hima Das for winning the 400m gold in the World Under-20 Championship. This is Indias first ever track gold in a World Championship. A very proud moment for Assam and India, Hima; now the Olympic podium beckons! #PresidentKovindPresident of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 12, 2018India is delighted and proud of athlete Hima Das, who won a historic Gold in the 400m of World U20 Championships. Congratulations to her! This accomplishment will certainly inspire young athletes in the coming years.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 13, 2018Watch Hima Das run for glory and gold at Under-20 World AthleticsSachin Tendulkar wrote, “Your 51.46 sec dash and years of hard work has paid off, #HimaDas. Many congratulations on winning Gold at the World U20 athletics championship. This is just the beginning of a new era. Many more to come. Keep up the hard work! #GoldenGirl #DreamsComeTrue.”Your 51.46 sec dash and years of hard work has paid off, #HimaDas. Many congratulations on winning Gold at the World U20 athletics championship. This is just the beginning of a new era. Many more to come. Keep up the hard work! #GoldenGirl #DreamsComeTrue Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 13, 2018Hima Das reacts after historic 400m gold: Thank you for the support, IndiaWith the historic medal, she joined the illustrious company of star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra. The javelin thrower won a gold in Poland in the last edition in 2016 in a world record effort.The previous medal winners at the World Junior Championships were Seema Punia (bronze in discus in 2002) and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon (bronze in discus in 2014) Das (@HimaDas8) July 13, 2018″I am very happy to win the gold in the World Junior championships. I want to thank all the Indians back home and also those, who were here cheering me. It was very encouraging to have this kind of support,” Hima said after the race.last_img read more

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Mitchell Johnson recently starred with figures of 7 for minus 35

November 17, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgMitchell Johnson at the age of 36 decided to bid goodbye to the Big Bash League (BBL) but that does not mean that the fiery left-arm pacer has lost any of his pace and ability to scare batsmen.Playing in an indoor cricket match last month, Mitchell Johnson terrorised the batsmen of ‘Bowling Darts’ as he finished with the remarkable figures of 7 for minus 35. Yes, you read that right – seven wickets for minus 35 runs, and that too in just two overs.How is that possible, you would ask! The rules of the indoor cricket are such that each side has eight players, who in turn bat in pairs for set four overs. The innings thus lasts 16 overs , while each member of the bowling side gets two overs each.And if a batsman is dismissed, he does not return to the ‘dressing room’, but continues his innings after conceding a five-run penalty. Hence Johnson, who is Australia’s fourth all-time leading Test wicket-taker, dismissed seven batsmen without giving away a single run from his quota of two overs.Johnson was not bowling with his usual express pace as evident from a stumping her exacted – something he hasn’t done in his 256-game international career across all formats.According to the score sheet, Johnson then scored 12 runs with the bat which means he had a total ‘contribution’ of 47 runs. His team ‘The MBC’ though lost comprehensively 51-100 as only one other player had positive ‘contribution’ to the total.Mitchell Johnson will next be seen in action in a T-10 tournament in the UAE, where Johnson will be hoping he is picked by any one of the eight franchises when the draft takes place in September.advertisement”The intensity and length of the BBL is just too much for someone who will be 37 at the start of the summer,” Sam Halvorsen, Johnson’s manager was earlier quoted by The West Australian newspaper.”Mitch has put his name up for the Emirates tournament in Dubai, but that is half the length of the BBL.”Johnson featured for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League 2018, is yet to put any word on his participation in the tournament come the next season.(Written by Ritayan Basu)last_img read more

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November 7, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on ‘PINK PANTHERS’ DOING THEIR BIT FOR CHARITY | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgThe Penrith Panthers Vawdon Cup Women’s Premier League Team will be sporting Pink headbands to raise awareness and funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) when they hit the field against 2006 State Cup finalists Wests at Bankstown at 7.00pm this Friday night 31 August, 2007.The youthful Penrith team will be wearing and selling the bright Pink headwear at Bankstown on Friday night.The fluro pink headbands are donated by AH Clothing, and the girls will be collecting cash donations from the touch fraternity in pink piggy money boxes courtesy of the ANZ Bank St. Mary’s Branch at Bankstown on Friday night before and after their game.The girls have also pledged to donate $50 for every touchdown they score against Wests, and the Penrith Touch Association are weighing in with a donation from the club.Penrith Women’s and Australian 18 Years Girls Assistant Coach Jacky Patrick and her young team were moved to do their bit to try to counter the insidious disease that affects so many families across the nation.More Women die of breast cancer than any other cancer.Over 13,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. That equates to 36 women a day, and of those, 7 will die.Jacky Patrick as a teacher and a Coach, is mindful of her young charges understanding the responsibility they have as representative players to contribute meaningfully to their friends, the touch fraternity, and the wider community, and believes this initiative is a great way to make a positive contribution to a situation that has the potential to affect so many.“Most of us have been touched in some way or another with relatives and friends who have been diagnosed with the illness. Raising funds for research into this terrible disease is a great way to show our support for the community in which we live. Our Assistant coach lost her Aunty to the disease a few years ago and one our founding players was diagnosed two years ago, so it’s close to home for us all,” Jacky said. The “Pink Panthers” join an impressive list of community conscious groups, affiliates, and individuals within our sport to pledge time, energy, money, and support generously and consistently in the fight against cancer and its various forms. Queensland affiliate Coomera Comets hold an Annual “Touched by Cancer” tournament to raise funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer, and the Redlands Touch Association’s 17 Years girls Team did the “Walk for Life” event in 2006 to do their bit for cancer research. In February the victorious 2007 Australian Women’s Open World Cup Touch Football Team proved themselves to be Gold medal citizens as well as Gold medal athletes with a healthy portion of their World Cup fundraising efforts being pledged to the McGrath Foundation Charity. In July NSW Level 2 Referee Francis Wood raised $1,500 when she cut her long hair off for the World’s Greatest Shave to raise funds for the fight against Leukemia.The Western Suburbs Magpies raised over  $20,000 in a  fundraiser earlier this month to carry on the work of the Millennium Foundation and the Westmead Children’s Hospital which were the charities of choice of their late Manager and team mate Matt Essey, who passed away from Cancer after a brave three year fight in May 2007.The Penrith Panthers would like to encourage all Touch Football players to make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.The NBCF can be contacted to pledge a contribution by phoning 02 92994090 and quoting the number 140028777. The challenge has now been set down by the Penrith girls for the rest of our Touch playing members across the nation to get involved with a worthwhile community initiative of their own.At Bankstown on Friday night show your support for the NBCF by purchasing a Pink Headband or making a cash donation when the girls do the rounds with their Pink Piggy moneyboxes during the night.With apologies to Wests supporters, let’s hope the ‘Pink Panthers’ cross the stripe for a few ‘meaties’ to raise as much money as possible for such a worthy cause.last_img read more

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10 months agoBournemouth boss Howe marks ten years in management

October 28, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on 10 months agoBournemouth boss Howe marks ten years in management | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe marks ten years in managementby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe marks ten years in management facing Manchester United this weekend.With 10 more points at the halfway stage than the previous campaign, boss Howe insisted he would never stand still in search of perfection.He said: “For me as a person, I have just thrown myself into the job on every level. The job has consumed me.“I am just a walking football person. I am thinking football constantly. Every minute is evolved around the job and making sure I’m continuing to take the team and the club forward and it never stops.“The thing I have noticed in recent years, when you get to the Premier League, is how quickly the game changes.“You can never be complacent or content with your work. You have to consistently try to push new boundaries.” last_img read more

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Spirit Education at Moonshine University

October 24, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Spirit Education at Moonshine University | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_img Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Beary We don’t know about you, but our college major might as well have been beer. Okay, maybe a minor at most, but you have to admit those red cups all on the lawn were a pretty impressive site to see come Sunday morning. As adults, there are a multitude of beer and wine classes you can take, everything from tasting to making. But did you ever think you could get a bonafide education in liquor distillery from someone other than your neighbor running an illegal gin operation out of his bathtub? Enter Moonshine University!Whether you’re an aspiring distiller with a background in the craft or a first-time student looking to gain a little hands-on experience, Moonshine University at the Distilled Spirits Epicenter in Louisville, KY offers classes and workshops for spirit aficionados of all levels. The school is a member of the Kentucky Distillers Association, so they also offer research and training opportunities to develop the state’s distilling industry. That means better booze for everyone.What classes can you sign up for at Moonshine U? Now is the time to take notes as there are four different types of courses available. Two-hour enthusiast classes are for those who want to learn more about their favorite spirits like gin and bourbon. They cover history of the spirit, lesser known stories, sensory evaluations and a tour of the distillery. Enthusiast workshops are seven hour affairs where you spend a day in the distillery as they show you the ins and outs of making spirits like bourbon and moonshine. For professionals, the distiller courses and workshops are longer, more in depth sessions to give comprehensive training in the areas of production, business management and industry best practices.If you’re already a spirit enthusiast, it’s time to educate your interests. Check out Moonshine University’s schedule here, and take some classes that are actually useful in real life. Editors’ Recommendations How Often Should You Wash Your Hair? We Asked the Experts center_img 1. Wheated Bourbon Tests 2. Sample Tasting in Class 3. Gin Botanicals 4. Aging Techniques 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic The Most Interesting Drinks From Around the World You Can Try Today last_img read more

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GulfNav Gives Nod to USD 250 Mn Sukuk Issue

October 23, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on GulfNav Gives Nod to USD 250 Mn Sukuk Issue | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgzoom Dubai-based owner and operator of chemical tankers Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC has decided to move forward with the issuance of new shares under an Islamic Sukuk program worth USD 250 million.The decision was taken by the board after consideration of the company’s financial position and projects financing opportunities.As disclosed, the timetable will be determined based on the strategic expansion projects. However, the priority will be given to the increase in capital in order to provide the company’s shareholders with the opportunity to increase their participation in the capital of the shipping company, Gulfnav said.A number of the company’s shareholders have expressed interest in growing their stake in GNH’s capital, which was the reason behind the board’s decision to allow the issuance of shares.In line with the decision, the company plans to increase the capital with AED 448.3 million (USD 122 million) reaching a total of AED 1 billion distributed over 1 billion shares. The par value of each share is AED 1 without premium.The rights issue is subject to obtaining approvals from relevant authorities.last_img read more

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Its all downhill from here for the Canadian economy — for the

October 8, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Its all downhill from here for the Canadian economy — for the | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget overseer is predicting a budget deficit in the current fiscal year that’s almost $2 billion higher than was forecast in the government’s fall fiscal update last week.The latest report from the parliamentary budget officer says the deficit this year will be $20.2 billion, while Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s last prediction was $18.4 billion.Both numbers are well below the $25.5-billion deficit projection in last spring’s budget.The budget office says it expects to see the federal deficit decline gradually, falling to $9.9 billion in 2022-23.Canada’s shrinking economy signals slowdown could be worse than fearedCanadian dollar sheds almost half a cent as chance of rate hike this year fadesFour reasons why the Canadian dollar is going to go downIt says lower direct program spending accounts for most of the reduction in the deficit over the period.In the 2016 budget, Morneau committed the government to reducing the federal debt to-GDP ratio to 31.0 per cent in 2020-21, while the budget office predicts that ratio will actually fall to 29 per cent by that date.“As such, the government has flexibility within its current fiscal plan to reach its medium-term debt-to-GDP target,” the report said.The report says economic growth will slow over the next few years as consumer spending moderates and residential investment declines with higher borrowing rates and lower gains in disposable income.“We project real GDP growth to slow from 3.1 per cent in 2017 to 1.9 per cent in 2018 and then to 1.8 per cent in 2019 before averaging 1.7 per cent annually over 2020 to 2022.”The budget watchdog said it sees little chance that the budget will be balanced, or in a surplus position, over the medium term.It offered a 10 per cent chance of a balanced or surplus budget in 2019-20, with the odds rising to 30 per cent in 2022-23. read more

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Twitter adds new options to curb abuse harassment

October 3, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Twitter adds new options to curb abuse harassment | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

FILE – In this July 27, 2016, file photo, the Twitter symbol appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter, long criticized as a hotbed for online harassment, is expanding ways to curb the amount of abuse users see and making it easier to report such conduct. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Twitter adds new options to curb abuse, harassment by Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press Posted Nov 15, 2016 9:12 am MDT Last Updated Nov 15, 2016 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Twitter, long criticized as a hotbed for online harassment, is expanding ways to curb the amount of abuse users see and making it easier to report such conduct.Twitter said Tuesday that it is expanding a “mute” function that lets people mute accounts they don’t want to see tweets from. Now, users will be able to mute keywords, phrases and conversations they don’t want to get notifications about. Users who decide to mute things won’t see them.The words, phrases and conversations will continue to exist on Twitter, and anyone who doesn’t mute them will continue to see them. But the company is also making it easier to report hateful conduct, and said it has re-trained its support teams about its policies and hateful conduct.Abuse can easily spread on Twitter due to its public, real-time nature, where tweets are easily amplified by retweets and users can easily and openly attack others. While Twitter prohibits “specific conduct that targets people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease,” this policy has not been enough to stomp out abuse.Not even celebrities are immune. Over the summer, “Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones publicly abandoned Twitter after becoming the target of sexist and racist abuse on the service. She has since returned.Twitter has been trying to get a handle on its Wild West reputation as a haven for online harassment and abuse while still holding onto its commitment to free speech. It’s been tricky, to say the least.“We don’t expect these announcements to suddenly remove abusive conduct from Twitter,” Twitter Inc. said in a blog post . “No single action by us would do that. Instead we commit to rapidly improving Twitter based on everything we observe and learn.” read more

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UN health agency calls for multisectoral approach to deal with double burden

October 2, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on UN health agency calls for multisectoral approach to deal with double burden | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

“The current nutrition profile of the south-east Asia region is characterized by under-nutrition rates that are declining slowly alongside rapidly rising rates of overweight and obesity, often within the same communities, and even in the same households,” the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Director for the South-East Asia Region, Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, said in a news release today.“This double burden is depriving people of reaching their potential, and is fuelling rising rates of non-communicable diseases,” she added. “We need to mobilize multi-sectoral action to address the problem at the earliest.”According to WHO, across south-east Asia, an estimated 60 million children under the age of five are stunted, a condition characterized by reduced growth rate and development, while 8.8 million are overweight. Furthermore, thinness affects 24 to 47 per cent of adolescent girls, while between two and 24 per cent are overweight and the prevalence of overweight or obesity among adult women ranges between 18-30 per cent. Highlighting that ending all forms of malnutrition is an important component of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Dr. Khetrapal Singh said that WHO, in consultation with its regional member countries, developed a strategic action plan to reduce the double burden of malnutrition. “This will provide the basis for action moving forward,” she noted.According to the news release, the action plan, which covers from 2016 to 2025, will serve as an advocacy and reference tool for the health agency’s local members to ensure that national interventions are comprehensive and evidence-based. It emphasizes the importance of promoting a supporting environment for nutrition interventions and securing multi-sectoral commitment, including commitment from the private sector, to address the issues. The news release added that the strategic action plan was adopted by WHO’s Regional Committee for South-East Asia, its highest decision making body for the region. The Regional Committee is made up of 11 member countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste – and has been holding its 69th regional meeting in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo today. read more

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Introducing GroundProbes new SSROmni its most advanced slope stability radar to date

September 24, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Introducing GroundProbes new SSROmni its most advanced slope stability radar to date | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgGroundProbe has released the latest in Slope Stability Radar monitoring technology, the SSR-Omni. It’s the industry’s most advanced system to date, with the highest specifications and a range of superior features. “It’s the highest spec radar on the market,” said John Beevers, CEO of GroundProbe. “It has a 360 degree angle for complete coverage from inside the pit, and from a huge 5.6 km away can see rock move 0.1mm in real time. It also features the highest definition of 0.08 degree pixels, meaning smaller rocks can be detected through millions of measurements recorded every couple of minutes.”Not only featuring the best of radar technology, the SSR-Omni also offers the best of software, cameras and imaging, positioning systems and a weather station to deliver a premium, fit-for-purpose monitoring solution. “The camera has a 180 degree field of view and is 40 megapixels in resolution, which is unlike anything the industry has seen before,” said Lachlan Campbell, GroundProbe’s VP of Marketing and Technology. “Users can conduct inspections remotely from the comfort of their desk using the dual-feed, live video streaming functionality of the camera.”GroundProbe is a world leader in real-time, sub-millimetre deformation monitoring, having commercialised the first patented Slope Stability Radar in 2001. Over the subsequent 17 years, it has continued to reinvent the technology, “ensuring each iteration and addition is more reliable and importantly, continues to deliver accurate information for users to act on.” The SSR-Omni is the newest addition to the comprehensive suite of products; one that ensures they have the right solution for every mine site, specific to their needs.“Our customers are faced with challenging geotechnical issues on a daily basis,” said Beevers. “We work with our customers to understand these challenges, and we tailor our product development to those learnings. The SSR-Omni joins our ever-growing suite of products as the new market leader for real-time monitoring, suitable for even the most complex geotechnical and operational environments.”GroundProbe says it has always been on the forefront of innovation in terms of features and functionality, yet also recognising the importance of relying on its tried and tested mechanical engineering experience and data processing techniques. “The market was looking for a mobile, long-range solution with the highest of resolution qualities, but we weren’t willing to compromise on the reliability or usability of the system,” said Campbell. “The SSR-Omni is built on our latest platform and includes the most robust hybrid diesel generator system in the industry, so we know it’s tough. But we also manage our data with the smartest of processing algorithms, ensuring that our system is not only mechanically reliable, but that it delivers precise and manageable data for the end user.”last_img read more

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BAHAMAS Environmental Health Hosted Expert Mission Towards Mosquito Control

September 17, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on BAHAMAS Environmental Health Hosted Expert Mission Towards Mosquito Control | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 22, 2018 – Nassau – The Department of Environmental Health in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) hosted an Expert Mission recently towards The Bahamas’ implementing the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT), an old technique that is safe and cost effective in the integrated vector (mosquito) control programme.SIT has been successfully applied as an agricultural control tool to various insect species including med flies, codling moth Cydia pomonella (L.), onion maggot Delia antiqua (Meigen) and some species of tsetse flies Glossina spp as means of sustaining crops, decreasing financial inputs and increasing economic benefits.Most recently this technology has transitioned to the area of mosquito control.  SIT is thought to be an effective mechanism in mitigating the transmission of vector borne diseases such as Dengue Fever, Chickungunya and most recently the ZIKA virus known to be transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, in The Bahamas.It is expected that if effectively introduced there would be a drastic decrease of overall populations and the risk of the spread of the mentioned mosquito diseases.The five-day seminar, January 15-19, 2018 delivered by Dr. Clelia Oliva, PhD, of the IAEA, consisted of three major topics including an overview of SIT, the intricacies of Aedes rearing, together with design setup and maintenance of an insectary, as well as field surveillance including site selection and establishment.The innovative tool is not a standalone fix for control, but must be practiced with the community’s role in keeping their properties free from water holding containers that breed mosquitoes – which encourages the drill — to tip over, turn down and throw away breeding sites.Release: BISPhoto captions: Header: Lecture session by Dr. C. Oliva of IAEAInsert: Conducting sites selection Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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Cut the cord with Tablos overtheair DVR for 100

September 10, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Cut the cord with Tablos overtheair DVR for 100 | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_img Preview • TiVo Bolt OTA DVR records free antenna TV, costs $250 (hands-on) Mentioned Above TiVo Bolt OTA The Cheapskate $219 See It 61 Tags See it TiVo Bolt OTA Media Streamers Smart Plugs and Switches Smart Speakers & Displays 2:03 Now playing: Watch this: Best Buy CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Share your voice Review • TiVo Bolt OTA review: A quick, slick cord-cutter solution, at a price Amazon Best Buy Google TiVo How to cut the cord for $10: installing an indoor antenna Comments Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $219 The Tablo over-the-air DVR can stream live and recorded shows to your TV and mobile devices — even away from home. Tablo The problem: You’re more than ready to ditch that pricey cable subscription, but you still want to be able to watch (and record) local channels. An antenna connected to your TV can deliver the “watch” part, but recording will require a little extra gear.Something like the TiVo Bolt OTA, right? (OTA stands for over-the-air, meaning broadcast TV.) Yep, but that box will run you $250, plus $7 per month, $70 annually or $250 for a lifetime guide subscription. That’s $500 all-in, if you go for the lifetime option. Meanwhile, Amazon’s Fire TV Recast is largely fee-free and has built-in storage — but it starts at $230 (frequent sales notwithstanding).Read more: The best live TV streaming services Another, cheaper, option: For a limited time, Amazon has the Tablo Dual Lite OTA DVR for $99.99 shipped (plus tax). It normally sells for $139.99. (If that price disappears or you’d rather shop elsewhere, Best Buy has it for the same price.)See it at AmazonThe Tablo is a little different than your typical DVR. For starters, it plugs into your router, not into your TV. That’s so it can stream live shows and recordings to just about anywhere: phone, tablet, PC, game consoles and, of course, streaming devices like Fire TVs and Rokus.It also requires both an antenna and a USB hard drive. The latter is easy — you can use any drive you already own or pick up something like this WD 2TB external drive for $71. To be fair, the aforementioned Bolt comes with 1TB of storage built in.As for the antenna, something like this $27.95 amplified internal job might do the trick — but the challenge could be positioning. If your router lives near a window, great — the antenna may have an easy time pulling in channels. If it’s more centrally located, now you may have to do some wiring to accommodate the antenna. (This is true of just about any OTA setup, really.) Read more: Best antennas for TV cord cuttersEven if you already have a hard drive and antenna on hand, there’s an additional cost to consider: Like TiVo, Tablo charges extra for its TV-guide data, which really is essential for a good DVR experience. Your first 30 days are free; after that it’ll run you $5 per month, $50 annually or $150 for life.What I find particularly cool about the Tablo is that it can stream live and recorded TV outside your home — great if you want to watch, say, a Sunday football game while traveling. Of course, the similar Sling Air TV streamer (with add-on DVR option) is fee-free, and it’s currently selling for $80. And now that many live-TV streaming services (Sling, YouTube TV and so on) also offer DVR options, you may find all this to be unnecessarily complicated.Your thoughts? Bonus deal: Google Home Hub + Google Home Mini + TP-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug for $74tink-smart-home-bundle-2All this for $74?! Sold! Tink Holy smart-home bundles, Batman! I thought the Google Home Hub for $70 was a killer deal. But check this: For what’s sure to be a very limited time, Tink has the Google Home Hub, Google Home Mini and TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Plug HS105 for $74 shipped when you apply promo code TINKMAY1 at checkout.See it at TinkNeedless to say, that’s an insanely good deal, though the wording of the code makes me think it’s soon to end. But I was able to get as far as checkout with a final $74 price, and here’s the proof:tink-smart-home-bundleEnlarge Image Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET Grab this while you can, cheeps, because either a sellout or termination is imminent.Originally published on Oct. 22, 2018.Update, May 2, 2019: Availability and bonus-deal changes.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! last_img read more

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CPI blames Pawans lack of strategy for poll rout in

September 6, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on CPI blames Pawans lack of strategy for poll rout in | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgRajamahendravaram: CPI state assistant secretary Muppalla Nageswara Rao attributed the defeat of Jana Sena-led alliance to lack of strong political strategy and clear stand on various issues. He alliance of Jana Sena, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), CPI and CPM won only one Assembly seat in the recent elections.Speaking to reporters at party office here on Wednesday, Nageswara Rao, who contested from Mangalagiri Assembly constituency, said Pawan Kalyan could not devise a strong strategy and spell out clear stance, and thus was unable to instil confidence among people that the alliance would be an alternative to other main parties. CPI high command will take a decision about the alliance with JSP after its national convention scheduled in New Delhi from July 19 to Juy 21, he added. He said the BSP also had not worked with commitment in the polls. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us He cautioned Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to be careful while working with Telangana Chief Minister K Chanrashekar Rao who had betrayed even former AICC president Sonia Gandhi and urged Jagan to protect the interests of the state while dealing with Telangana Chief Minister. Nageswara Rao also suggested that Jagan discuss with other parties about the supply of Godavari water to Telangana state which is very essential. The CPI leader accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah of trying to replace parliamentary democracy with Presidential system. Party leaders Muppalla Subba Rao, T Madhu and others were present.last_img read more

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Advice For Avoiding Harveys Health Hazards

September 2, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Advice For Avoiding Harveys Health Hazards | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgDon Geraci, Houston Public MediaImages from Buffalo Bayou Park, between Allen Parkway and Memorial Parkway, near downtown Houston. (Don Geraci, Houston Public Media)As if there isn’t enough for Harvey victims to deal with already – health hazards from murky flood waters and other issues are causing concerns for area public health officials.We learn what the threats are and how best to avoid them from two guests: Dr. Beau Briese, an emergency medicine physician for Houston Methodist Hospital, and Dr. Umair Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health.  Sharelast_img

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Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday August 4

September 1, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday August 4 | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: cities and towns across the country, including Baltimore will observe, “National Night Out,” to encourage at least one evening free of violence. But, with Baltimore at 192 homicides and counting, many want to know if there is a comprehensive plan in place to combat historic levels of violence and murder in the city? We continue our ongoing discussion on law enforcement with our experts. Plus, more insight on Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s assertion that a so-called, “homicide commission,” to analyze murders in the city is a, `waste of time.’  It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

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Former assistant accuses Salazar of encouraging doping

August 18, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Former assistant accuses Salazar of encouraging doping | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_img Parents, stop beating yourself up While none of the Nike Oregon Project athletes have failed a drug test, ProPublica and the BBC reported allegations that some of Salazar’s methods included the use of banned steroids and unethical practices.The story said U.S. Olympic distance runner Kara Goucher and at least six other former Salazar athletes and staff members have gone to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency with their concerns. It said USADA has not confirmed or denied any investigations.USADA CEO Travis Tygart did not return a telephone message left by The Associated Press.“Any investigation will be a matter for the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and the IAAF, and the relevant information shall be passed to them,” the World Anti-Doping Agency said in a statement.UK Anti-Doping, the body responsible for ensuring compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code in the UK, said in a statement that “the news tonight reflects the challenge we face to ensure athletes and sports events … are protected from doping. Exposing doping athletes and their support network is a responsibility that rests with everyone involved in sport.”The report states Rupp had been given testosterone in 2002, when he was 16. It interviewed Magness, who worked at the Oregon project in 2011. Magness said he saw a document showing Rupp’s blood levels that showed he was on “testosterone medication.” New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The story quoted both Salazar and Rupp as denying any wrongdoing. Salazar issued a statement Wednesday night.“I believe in a clean sport and hard work and so do my athletes,” Salazar wrote in an email. “Apparently that is not interesting enough for some. …“It is particularly sad that they have attacked Galen and his excellent reputation, which he has earned through years of hard work.”Rupp won the silver medal in the 10,000 meters at the London Games, finishing behind another of Salazar’s leading runners, Mo Farah of Britain. The story said no doping accusations have been made against Farah.“I am dedicated to clean sport and have worked extremely hard for every accomplishment in my running career,” Rupp said in a statement. “I expressly told these reporters that these allegations were not true and their sources admit they have no evidence, yet they print ‘suspicions’ attacking me and sullying my reputation.”Salazar is considered America’s most powerful running coach. He built his reputation as a coach after winning the New York Marathon three years in a row from 1980-82 and the Boston Marathon in 1982. “When I saw that, I kind of jumped backwards,” Magness told the BBC. “Testosterone is obviously banned. … Everybody knew that. When I looked a little further I saw it was all the way back in high school — and that was incredibly shocking.”Magness said when he questioned Salazar about the document, the coach said it had been a mistake. Magness did not respond to an email from AP.Salazar declined to be interviewed for the program, but told the BBC in a statement the legal nutritional supplement Testoboost had been incorrectly recorded in the document as “testosterone medication.”He added that the “allegations your sources are making are based upon false assumptions and half-truths in an attempt to further their personal agendas.”Rupp denied ever using testosterone or testosterone medication.“I am completely against the use of performance enhancing drugs,” he told the BBC. “I have not taken any banned substances and Alberto has never suggested that I take a banned substance.”The program aired claims that testosterone was seen on several occasions by athletes and staff, including a massage therapist at an altitude training camp in Utah in 2008. The therapist was reportedly told by Salazar the testosterone was for his own use for treatment of a heart condition. LONDON (AP) — Long-distance running coach Alberto Salazar’s former assistant is among those accusing the American of violating anti-doping rules and encouraging doping by one of his top runners, Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp.In a story Wednesday by ProPublica and BBC (, former Salazar assistant Steve Magness accused Salazar of using doping practices for his athletes at the Nike Oregon Project. The BBC also alleged that Salazar tested testosterone cream on a human to find out how much it would take to trigger a positive drug test.“I believe in a clean sport and a methodical, dedicated approach to training and have never, nor ever will, endorse the use of banned substances with any of my athletes,” he told the BBC in a statement.The program also aired allegations about the alleged use of asthma and thyroid medication for enhancing performance.Goucher told the BBC that Salazar had encouraged her to take the thyroid drug Cytomel to lose weight in 2011 after the birth of her son. She said the coach knew she did not have a prescription for Cytomel.“No athlete within the Oregon Project uses a medication against the spirit of the sport we love,” Salazar responded in a statement. “Any medication taken is done so on the advice and under the supervision of registered. medical professionals.”Goucher also said Salazar tried to get a therapeutic use exemption for an intravenous drip for Rupp ahead of races.“They wanted the IV for whatever reason to make Galen feel better, and they were manipulating the system to get it,” she said.Salazar responded: “I have never coached an athlete to manipulate testing procedures or undermine the rules that govern our sport. and follow the process for TUEs.” Top Stories Sponsored Stories center_img Comments   Share   5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Farah told the BBC that he has never used banned substances and was never encouraged to do so by Salazar.Copyright © The Associated Press. 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