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DD vs KKR: Kolkata beat Delhi by 17 runs

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India’s friendly against Lebanon cancelled

first_imgThe Indian football team’s friendly against Lebanon, which was scheduled to be played in Mumbai on June 7, has been cancelled after the West Asian nation pulled out, citing problems in the procurement of visas for its players.The Lebanon match was intended to serve as a build-up for India’s crucial Asian Cup Qualifiers game against Kyrgyzstan on June 13 in Bengaluru.”The Lebanese Football Association has expressed their regret at not being able to travel to India to play the international friendly against the Indian national team on June 7. Lebanon had earlier in March confirmed their willingness to play the match in Mumbai. The AIFF is currently looking for a replacement,” the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in a statement.In a letter to the AIFF, Jihad Al Chohof, general secretary of Lebanese FA, wrote: “We regret to inform you that we will no longer be able to play the friendly match…it is not possible to apply for entry visas for the majority of national team at Indian Embassy in Beirut, as they are playing abroad with their respective clubs … it is not possible for them to come to Lebanon to apply for their visas.”As per rules of the Government of India, Lebanese citizens cannot get visas on arrival in India.Expressing his disappointment at the development, national team coach Stephen Constantine said: “The decision of the Lebanon FA, that too at the eleventh hour comes as a jolt for our preparations for the crucial AFC Asian Cup qualifier against the Kyrgyz Republic.”advertisement”Even as we are trying to find a replacement team, I understand that it is very difficult as all other teams have already finalised their matches.”last_img read more

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ICC Champions Trophy: Yuvraj’s innings against Pakistan was game-changing, says Virat Kohli

first_imgHeaping praises on Yuvraj Singh for his quickfire 53, skipper Virat Kohli on Monday described the Indian middle-order batsman’s innings as “game changing”, adding that the performance helped to “deflate” arch-rival Pakistan in India’s opening Champions Trophy clash at Edgbaston here.”The way Yuvi batted, it was a game-changing innings and that gave all of us the confidence to start striking the ball well. Initially, the openers gave us a good start. It was a clinical performance from us and from the team’s point of view, it is indeed a very big win,” Kohli said.After Rohit Sharma departed at 91, India were 194/2 at the end of 36 overs. Despite notching up a 50, Kohli was finding it difficult to time the ball well. He admitted that Yuvraj helped him to take the pressure off him.”Later when I got to 50, I wasn’t able to play freely and Yuvi came in and just took all the pressure off me. And the way he batted, only he can strike the ball in that manner – hitting low full tosses for fours and sixes, and even digging out yorkers for fours was outstanding. I think it really deflated the opposition and that gave me the time to settle in. I think his innings was the difference in the game,” the Skipper said.When asked about the inclusion of an extra seamer in the squad for Sunday’s game, Kohli said, “We decided to play an extra seamer against Pakistan purely because of the fact that it becomes a wicket taking option. Throughout the innings if you hit your areas well in a place like England, the fast bowlers always come in to play with wickets precisely. Only because of the opposition, we went in with that combination.”advertisementDefending Rohit Sharma for his slow paced innings, Kolhi said, “Rohit was taking a bit of time, understandably so, because he was coming to international cricket after a long time. The IPL is different, and international runs are different against a quality bowling attack as well.””So great thing that he took his time and played a long innings. Shikhar really batted well on the other end, so from that regard I think both of them started well,” he added.Yuvraj’s innings helped India to put up a target of 319/3, which eventually turned out to be too big a total for the Men in Green.His innings subsequently helped India to thrash Pakistan by 124 runs, as the score was revised by the Duckworth Lewis method after the match was delayed twice by intermittent drizzle.Yuvraj was later named Man of the Match for his stupendous knock.last_img read more

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Major security scare at Ranji Trophy match as man drives car to pitch

first_imgDelhi’s Ranji Trophy game against Uttar Pradesh at Air Force Sports Complex in Palam was halted for a short while under bizarre circumstances when a man drove his car into the pitch.The driver identified himself as Girish Sharma. A report in ESPNcricinfo said the man claimed he did not see any security around the ground and was lost. The report also stated that the driver deliberately ignored attempts from players and umpires to stop him from driving on the field of play.WATCH VIDEOThe incident which took place 20 minutes before is a major security breach. Several international players – Ishant Sharma, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina and Rishabh Pant – are in action in Delhi.The high-profile Ranji match is being played in Palam because the Feroz Shah Kotla was unavailable as it hosted the first T20 International between India and New Zealand.By the end of Day 3, Uttar Pradesh had taken a 246-run lead. They had posted 291 in the first innings and Delhi responded with 269. Akshdeep Nath’s second first-class hundred helped UP reach 224/7 by the close of play.BCCI acting president CK Khanna told PTI: “The BCCI will enquire into the incident. The relevant department will get in touch with the Services Sports Control Board as this is a matter of serious concern.”This is a breach of security measure at the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) ground. Imagine if the man had any sinister motive, then lives of international cricketers could have been in danger,” Khanna added.advertisementDelhi team manager Shankar Saini, who was present at the ground said: “Thank God, nothing untoward happened. There was a possibility that it could have been more serious.”The allegedly inebriated man was first detained by the Airforce Police before being handed over to the Delhi Police for interrogation.However, as per senior Delhi Police official, none of the involved parties lodged a formal complaint against the intruder.”No formal complaint has been lodged. Preliminary investigations suggest that the Airforce security guard was not present at the gate. We have detained the man identified as Girish for questioning. He is around 30 years old and claimed that he works in a private firm. He seemed mentally disturbed,” a senior Delhi Police official told PTI.A DDCA official present at the ground said: “The man looked a complete mess. He was driving the car wearing a lungi. In fact, when he was being bashed up for his act, he hardly reacted. He did not look in perfect mental health.”(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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Caveman diorama meets Huntsville modeling competition

first_img Continue Reading Previous Ask a consultant at ESC Minneapolis 2016Next Reflections on a career Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Industry, Solutions Sometimes I wish there were two of me to handle all the fun. Actually, I did have an identical twin, but he passed away shortly before we entered the world. I often wonder what things would be like had he survived. Would we currently be sharing an office, bouncing ideas back and forth, collaborating on our writings, and praising each other’s choice of a particularly pertinent bon mot ? Or might we have gone in completely different directions, with me being an engineer and him starring in a burlesque show in Las Vegas (or vice versa)? But we digress…Speaking of fun, next week I’m heading out to ESC Minneapolis 2016 where I’ll be speaking, hosting two meet-ups, moderating a couple of panel sessions, and generally having a good time. On the evening of Tuesday 20th, the day before the event, a bunch of us will be meeting up at Brit’s Pub for nibbles and refreshments. Our merry band will include Bob Zeidman, who recently published an analysis of CP/M and MS-DOS, and keynote presenter Chuck Carter, who created the graphics for the legendary Myst game. If you happen to find yourself in the neighborhood, you are more than welcome to join us (I’ll be the outrageously good looking one in the Hawaiian shirt).I return from Minneapolis on Friday 23rd September. The next day, on Saturday 24th, we (my modeling cohort, Mike, and I) will be attending the Huntsville Plastic Modelers Society’s Annual Contest where we’ll be displaying the current state of play regarding our Caveman Diorama project. This extravaganza will take place at the Jaycee Community Building (2180 Airport Road, SW, Huntsville, AL 35802) from 8:00am to 5:00pm. If you live anywhere in the vicinity, it would be wonderful if you could drop in and say “Hi.” In addition to the competition itself, there will be a gaggle of vendors selling models and modelling supplies, so this is a great venue to bring younger folks who might become interested in doing this sort of thing themselves.With regard to the diorama, everything is coming together nicely — the main things we are missing are the waterfall, the cave painting on the wall, and the various 1/32 figures. But we really aren’t too bothered about this because we are primarily regarding this year’s competition as a venue to show other modelers what we’ve been doing. Next year we plan on returning with the finished article.Tomorrow morning, Mike and I will be meeting up here in the office to add the final touches to the diorama and to give a final polish to the software used to drive all the effects. In the meantime, I thought I’d share a couple of pics I just took in the bay outside my office.Below, in the far right, we see the 1950s wooden television cabinet that will be holding the diorama. In the foreground, leaning against the ottoman, we see the computer monitor that will be attached to the back of the TV cabinet. This will be used to display the mountains and clouds scene that the observer will see through the entrance to the cave.(Source: Max Maxfield & Mike Mittlebeeler) Since the original TV’s aspect ratio was 4:3, we originally tried to track down a 4:3 display, but we needed something with a diagonal dimension between 26″ and 27″, and these aren’t easy to find as flat-screen LCD/LED/OLED monitors. In the end, we went with a 43″ wide-screen display that we will be standing on its side. This means we have to rotate the image 90° and only use one end of the display, which may sound a bit Heath Robinson / Rube Goldberg, but it’s an engineering solution that works and the result is pretty spectacular.Next we see an image of the left-hand-side of the cave. Our viewpoint is looking into the back of the cave, which will be the side one sees when peering through the TV screen. Thus, the entrance to the cave will actually be located toward the back of the TV cabinet. Looking through the entrance in this image we see a piece of white card, but this will be replaced by the display discussed above.(Source: Max Maxfield & Mike Mittlebeeler) In the fullness of time there will be a waterfall coming out of the tunnel and landing on the rocks in the pool below. Although they are hard to see in this image, there are little fish in the pool — the same type as the ones we see hanging on the drying rack in the bottom left-hand corner of the cave.I have to say that the fire has turned out to look pretty spectacular. At the base are 19 tri-colored NeoPixels. Sitting on this we have a cone of crushed glass held together by clear epoxy, which provides myriad internal reflections and refractions. Surrounding the glass cone are burnt logs (twigs). The end effect really does give the impression of a roaring fire with blazing embers — I just wish you could see how good this looks in the real world.Below is a slightly closer look. (For the actual competition we’re hoping to find someone who has a macro lens and isn’t afraid to use it.) You can just see the red dragon’s head gazing out of the underwater cavern at the back of the pool.(Source: Max Maxfield & Mike Mittlebeeler) This is probably a good time to mention that we have a bunch of NeoPixels at the back of the tunnel, more at the bottom of the main pool, still more in the dragon’s cavern, and 155 of the little scamps in the roof. We also have optical fibers in the dragon’s eyes and other effects too numerous to mention. Once again, we’ll try to get a video of all this working at the competition.Observe the logs roughly piled up on the floor at the entrance to the cave (we decided that cavemen would be unlikely to arrange these things neatly). We were quite pleased with this effect until someone in the bay noted that the ends of the logs looked like they had been cut with a chainsaw rather than hacked with a stone axe. Unfortunately, we’d already glued these little scamps down, but we are going to address this conundrum by adding a chain saw and a can of gasoline to the scene.All of which leads us to the image of the right-hand-side of the cave as shown below. Observe the small black connector with the wires coming out of the floor to the right of the cave’s entrance. This is where our time portal will be located (thereby explaining anachronisms like the chainsaw).(Source: Max Maxfield & Mike Mittlebeeler) One of my chums, Steve Manley in the UK, has created the design files for a superb portal — we’re just hoping the 3D print will come in from Shapeways.com today. Meanwhile, another chum, Daniel Whiteley, has been working on the software to display images on the time portal’s screen. Once again, you’ll have to see how amazing this all looks in a future video.Now observe the three wooden ladders. On the off-chance you are interested, each of the bindings/knots connecting one side of a rung to its supporting post took me 7.5 minutes to tie. When we eventually get around to constructing our figures, there will be a group of cavemen sitting around the fire, with one character in a Hawaiian shirt representing yours truly. There will be a couple of caveman kids sitting on the floor at the foot of the time portal looking at the various scenes as they appear on the screen.In addition to a number of other characters, one caveman will be standing on the rightmost ladder executing a cave painting (we’re still working out how to create this painting — I think we’ll be working on a number of test cases before we commit ourselves to the main wall). On the cave floor, at the bottom of the right-hand ledge, on either site of the artist’s ladder, you can see the connection points for the two floodlights that will be illuminating the cave painting. We’ll be adding these floodlights tomorrow morning.Eventually, there will be a caveman peddling a bicycle driving a generator connected to a couple of truck batteries powering these floodlights (phew!). Actually, there’s going to be a lot more added to this diorama in the fullness of time, but we’ll leave all of that to a future column. In the meantime, we’d love to hear what you think of our progress thus far and to answer any questions you may have.center_img Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

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India series shows Test cricket is alive and kicking: ROOT

first_imgSouthampton, Sept 3 (PTI) The hard-fought five-match series against India shows that Test cricket is still alive and kicking, said skipper Joe Root after England secured a 60-run win in the fourth rubber to take a series-clinching 3-1 lead. “I think it’s a really good sign for Test cricket. It shows that for me Test cricket is still alive and kicking – very much at the pinnacle of the sport,” Root said. “Credit to India – they’ve played some really fine cricket throughout, not just this game but the whole series. It must have been great viewing for people at home to see the way that especially the first game and this one, how tight they’ve been, how it swung both ways.” Root said he was confident of a win with so many bowling options at his disposal as England’s potent attack dismissed world No 1 India for 273 and 184 in the two innings to secure the win. “I felt like I had huge amounts of options and having points of difference in attack. In this game, having the ball spinning both ways, having a left-arm angle and three fantastic seam bowlers that all do very different things,” he said. “I felt I always had, from a captain’s view, something different to turn to which on a surface like that a really important thing. Some might say overkill with options, but for me it felt like a really good balance against that team on that surface.” The England skipper said his side was confident about the 245-run target.advertisement “When I was batting on it, I thought 190 would have been a good score. But the fact we managed to get up and beyond 230-240 was a fantastic effort, and proved to be a really difficult chase,” Root said. “I know there was a lot talked about that 275 being what looked to be a difficult chase, but I was fairly confident that if we bowled to our potential like we did today, then we’d have enough in the bank to get across the line.” Heaping praise on his batsmen, Root said it was a challenge to stay calm in the trying conditions here. “I’m really pleased how it’s all turned out. We always knew there was going to be a partnership at some stage. The biggest challenge for us was if we could stay calm and collected and trust that if we stuck to what we wanted to do for long periods of time the wicket would do the rest for us,” he said. “I thought as a whole group we performed exceptionally well, and managed to do that. That’s testament to the skill levels and the attitude of the team. It’s really pleasing that, under that sore of pressure, we’ve managed to come good.” While India collapsed twice, England also were reduced to 86-6 in the first innings. Root accepted that conditions have been tough for batsmen throughout the series. “It’s been the same for both sides, hasn’t it, very difficult for both top orders? It’s just the way the wickets have been. There’s been some fine bowling on both teams – the two seam attacks are very high-class. Of course, you’re always looking to get better and at areas you want to improve,” he said. “We want to make sure we’re starting well with the bat, and that’s going to continue to be a big focus for us as a team. But you’ve also got to be realistic about the conditions we’ve been playing in.” Moeen Ali haunted the Indian batsmen again, like he did here in 2014, and returned a match-winning haul of nine wickets for 134 runs. He took 4-71 in the second innings as India lost their last seven wickets for 61 runs and Root was effusive in his praise for the off-spinner. “He’s been brilliant. Sometimes, having a bit of time away from the game can be a really good thing, and he’s obviously performed exceptionally well for Worcestershire,” he said. “He’s in the form of his life with the bat, and obviously ball as well, and he’s taken that straight into Test cricket. I couldn’t be more pleased for him. “He’s someone that’s a big part of the dressing-room, and it’s always really nice when he goes out there and performs. He’s such a big star of this team, and I think that’s going to be the case moving forward,” he said. PTI CN ATKATKlast_img read more

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Traffic Advisory Queens County

first_img -30- QUEENS COUNTY: Slabpile Brook Bridge The Slabpile Brook Bridge (also known as Salter Brook Bridge)on the Medway River Road, north of Charleston, is now opened to traffic. Traffic is restricted to vehicles weighing 28 tonnes or less. Local Area Office: 902-543-4671 Fax: 902-543-0866last_img

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Premier Congratulates Mooseheads on Memorial Cup Win

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter congratulated the Halifax Mooseheads on an outstanding season of junior hockey, capped off today, May 26, with the club’s first Canadian Hockey League title. The Mooseheads beat the Portland Winterhawks 6-4 in the championship game of the Mastercard Memorial Cup at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. “This is a special group of young men who have accomplished something truly great,” said Premier Dexter. “It’s been an exciting journey for Moose fans, culminating with tonight’s big win against a tough opponent. And I can tell you they were cheering extra loud in my community of Cole Harbour for Nathan MacKinnon’s hat trick. “On behalf of all Nova Scotians and Mooseheads fans everywhere, I want to congratulate the entire team on its Memorial Cup win and a historic season. Enjoy this moment.” Premier Dexter acknowledged captains Stefan Fournier and Trey Lewis, and congratulated head coach Dominique Ducharme on being named 2013 CHL Coach of the Year, and Jonathan Drouin on being named CHL Player of the Year. It is the first time the Mooseheads have won awards in either category. The Mooseheads, who lost just six games in the regular season and one in the playoffs, were ranked first in the CHL going into the Memorial Cup. This victory makes the Mooseheads the third straight team from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League to win the Memorial Cup.last_img read more

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Siphoning charges bizarre Indiabulls

first_imgMumbai: Refuting charges of misappropriation of around Rs 98,000 crore by its Chairman Sameer Gehlaut and other directors, Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (IBHFL) has said that the allegation is “bizzare” and is meant to malign the reputation of the company.The statement comes after a plea was filed in the Supreme Court on Monday seeking legal action against Indiabulls Housing Finance, Gehlaut and the directors for the alleged misappropriation of public money. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsThe petition alleged that money worth thousands of crores were siphoned off by Gehlaut and the directors of the firm for their personal use. “The total loans on the books of Indiabulls Housing are approxRs 90,000 crores. The allegation of siphoning-off Rs 98,000 crores is bizarre,” the company said in a regulatory filing. The company said that a racket of blackmailers has been trying to extort money from Indiabulls over the last two months threatening to write complaints to various government departments alleging siphoning off of Rs 55,000 crore if Rs 10 crore was not paid to them, following which the company filed an FIR on June 4. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chiefIt further said that one of the people involved in the blackmail was arrested on June 7. Following the arrest, the group of people involved floated another complaint enhancing the amount concerned to Rs 98,000 crore, it said. The company said the writ petition is a “desperate attempt” to malign its reputation. Indiabulls Housing Finance also mentioned that the petitioner had bought four shares in the company a month back. Meanwhile, shares of Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd dropped 8 per cent on Tuesday following allegations of siphoning off Rs 98,000 crore of public money. The scrip plunged 7.97 per cent to close at Rs 674.65 on the BSE. During the day, it tumbled 8.77 per cent to Rs 668.70. On the NSE, shares of the company tanked 8 per cent to close at Rs 674.15. As many as 25.70 lakh shares of the company were traded on the BSE, while over three crore shares changed hands on the NSE.last_img read more

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PM to interact with people through video conference tomorrow: Tiwari

first_imgNew Delhi: With campaigning for Lok Sabha 2019 in full swing, Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari addressed a press conference on Friday, announcing that Narendra Modi will be organising a conversation with the people of India on Sunday, as part of the “Main Bhi Chowkidar Hun” campaign. He said that Modi will be speaking to people at 500 different locations from the Talkatora Stadium in Delhi through a video conference.Tiwari added that Modi has continuously worked for the development of all sections of society with the motto “Sabka saath, Sabka vikas” in mind. He said that this has resulted in widespread respect for him among the people of the nation. Tiwari mentioned several schemes brought by the Modi government in the last five years, such as the Saubhagya Yojana, Ujjwala Yojana, and the Swacch Bharat Mission. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”All sections of the country including doctors, engineers, lawyers, farmers, housewives, children, senior citizens, journalists, social institution, and especially the youth have connected with the #MainBhiChowkidarHun campaign and given a strong reply to the parties with negative politics,” he said. Speaking to journalists, the north-east Delhi MP said that it is Rahul Gandhi’s nature to make baseless arguments. He said that under Gandhi’s leadership, Congress has developed a habit of lying to citizens and abusing the country’s Prime Minister. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsTiwari also levelled allegations against the INC and its President, saying they were the ones to introduce dynastic politics in the country and that every Congress leader despite promising to remove poverty, has ensured that the poor are removed instead. Tiwari further said that citizens took offence when Rahul Gandhi called Narendra Modi ‘chowkidar’, and as a result have taken it upon themselves to say: “Haan Main Bhi Chowkidar Hun”.last_img read more

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Lufthansa to Launch Frankfurt-Marrakech flight in October

Marrakech  – German Lufthansa carrier will start next October a new direct flight between Frankfurt and Marrakech.Lufthansa will service two weekly flights between Frankfurt and Marrakech with an Airbus A320 aircraft.Lufthansa already operates flights between Germany and Marrakech through its low cost affiliate Germanwings, in addition to its regular flights between Casablanca, and Frankfurt, Cologne and Bonn and other flights to Tangiers.

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Shark fins smuggled from Sri Lanka to Hong Kong via Singapore Airlines

More than 70 million sharks are killed every year, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Huge quantities of fins are exported annually to Hong Kong and most are then sent on to mainland China. The airline added it had “sent out a reminder to all our stations” to conduct sampling checks on shipments made under the label “dried seafood” to ensure they did not contain shark fin.Sea Shepherd called for the Hong Kong government to tighten rules to combat wildlife crime and close loopholes which allow endangered shark fins to slip past inspections.Hong Kong has an unenviable reputation for trading in several controversial, banned or endangered commodities including ivory, shark fin, rhino horn and tiger parts. Critics routinely accuse the territory of failing to do enough to stamp out such practices. “Singapore Airlines are yet another victim of these shark fin smugglers, who deceived the airline by declaring the shipment as ‘dried seafood’ to skirt the airline’s internal booking checks,” said Gary Stokes, Asia director for Sea Shepherd Global.Singapore Airlines, which banned the shipment of shark fin in 2014, said it had blacklisted the shipper. It included fins from endangered whale sharks hidden among legal fins to avoid detection, the group said. Fins from endangered species require a special permit to be exported. Environmental campaigners said a hidden shipment of shark fins including some from endangered species had been shipped to Hong Kong via Singapore Airlines, despite a ban by the carrier, the AFP news agency reported.Hong Kong is one of the world’s biggest shark fin trading hubs and it remains readily available in seafood stores and restaurants, despite pressure from conservationists and bans by some airlines and food outlets. US environmental group Sea Shepherd said the 989 kilogram (2,180 lbs) shipment had arrived in Hong Kong earlier this month from Colombo in Sri Lanka, via Singapore. Hong Kong’s consumption of sharks’ fin soup has dropped over the years as activists campaign against the trade.The government in 2013 said it would stop serving sharks’ fin soup at official functions as “a good example”.Flag carrier Cathay Pacific banned the carriage of shark fins on all its flights in 2016. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Alberta minimum wage regulation passes

(Stock photo: FreeImages.com) Alberta minimum wage regulation passes by Jonathan Muma with files from the Canadian Press Posted Sep 13, 2016 7:22 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email It’s now official and on the books.Alberta’s minimum wage will be going up to $15 an hour by 2018.The hikes will be done in stages beginning in three weeks, on Oct. 1.At that time, the minimum wage will rise a dollar, to $12.20 an hour which is the highest among all provinces, though Nunavut and the Northwest Territories are still higher.Then, it will rise $1.40 in October 2017 and again in 2018.Labour Minister Christina Gray says cabinet has passed the required regulation for the hike, fulfilling a promise made by Premier Rachel Notley’s government.“One of the things we heard strongly from many of the stakeholders, including business, was the desire for certainty and to know what was coming. And in July we laid out the plan for all three years and now we’ve enacted that plan,” she explained, adding it’s about delivering a fair wage to low-end earners and their families.“People who are working full-time jobs and are still not able to make ends meet,” said Gray. “We know that Alberta has the highest percentage of food bank use of working people.”The only way the hike can be rescinded is by another order from Notley’s cabinet or by the next government. read more

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Behind the scenes of the Goodman expansion

As work continues to progress well on the Goodman School of Business expansion, Andrew Gaudes is most looking forward to the sense of community the completed project will create.The new Goodman Dean led The Brock News on a behind-the-scenes tour of the construction site Tuesday, Aug. 22, sharing his thoughts on the facility and its future potential.“I think what we’re going to see is a place that has a gravitational pull for the business programs, for the business faculty, students, staff and the business community,” Gaudes said after a detailed walkthrough of the building. “They’re really going to have a sense of place when it’s completed in January 2019.”The $22-million project is a combination of new construction and an ambitious overhaul of Goodman’s existing layout and facilities. It includes 79,000 square feet of new and renovated space, six new and nine renovated classrooms with state-of-the-art technology, a large two-storey engagement atrium, five employer interview rooms and the Bloomberg financial research lab, as well as additional study, research and office space.Gaudes described the atrium, with a perimetre made of glass, as the “heart of the school.“It’s going to be a major space for receptions, public events and speaking opportunities,” he said, while also emphasizing the role it will play as a hub of activity for students.The space will be the first exposure many visitors have to Goodman and will include a sizeable video wall used for promoting events on campus and in the business community. Visible from outside the building at night, the screens will create “a real buzz coming from the business school that never existed before,” Gaudes said.He believes all components of the expansion will add up to create an environment people will want to return to.“A business school is about collaboration. It’s about water-cooler moments, gathering spaces, discussions and group meetings,” he said. “That’s what creates belongingness, retention, a sense of cohort and appreciation for the school and institution where you’re studying.” read more

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Football Ohio State defensive end Jalyn Holmes exits the game with apparent

Senior defensive end Jalyn Holmes (11) waits in between plays during the 2017 season opener vs. Indiana. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorLINCOLN, Nebraska — Ohio State senior defensive end Jalyn Holmes was forced to leave with an apparent injury with 6:11 remaining in the third quarter of the Buckeyes’ game against Nebraska Saturday night. At the time, Ohio State led 49-7.Holmes was able to walk off the field and into the locker room with his arms draped over members of the training staff. Holmes has been listed as a co-starter at defensive end all season, and has also helped fill in at defensive tackle following the injury to redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones that caused Jones to miss the Rutgers and Maryland games. read more

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Bruce Springsteen will be on tomorrow nights Late Late

first_img Share1898 Tweet Email2 Short URL By Cianan Brennan Bruce Springsteen will be on tomorrow night’s Late Late When Tubser met the Boss. 35 Comments 26,422 Views http://jrnl.ie/3061453 Thursday 3 Nov 2016, 5:23 PM Blood Brothers – Ryan Tubridy and Bruce Springsteen Source: RTÉONE OF IRISH people’s favourite musicians, Bruce Springsteen, is set to make an appearance on tomorrow night’s Late Late Show on RTÉ.Springsteen, who visited Ireland in May for two sold-out concerts at Croke Park, has a new biography out, Born To Run.However, the Boss won’t be making the trip to Montrose.It’s one of the very few times the Late Late has gone on tour (Gay Byrne upped sticks for London in 1989 to meet up with actress Jane Fonda) – this time the show is hitting London once more for its audience with Springsteen.Of the London trip, host Ryan Tubridy said: “we hope that people will roll with it because we felt he was someone worth chasing.”“When the Boss comes calling, you just can’t say no.” Source: RTÉThe Irish people have a particular love of Bruce Springsteen, and him for us, and people will see that in the interview.It’s set to be a bumper night for Tubridy, with BBC royalty Jeremy Paxman and Irish medal-winning Olympian Rob Heffernan also landing themselves in the interview hotseat.Read: Head of the OCI’s Crisis Management Committee resignsRead: The amount of salt in our food is dropping – but we still eat too much of it Nov 3rd 2016, 5:23 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Gattuso before clash against Juve We must play as a team

first_imgGennaro Gattuso is well aware that Juventus is a strong team, but he backs his boys in the match against the championsThe weekend gives a classic Italien encounter when AC Milan face Juventus.Although The Old Lady is way ahead of Milan in the table coach Gennaro Gattuso is confident that his team will match the reigning champions:““Those who were away with their national teams came back more relaxed. We needed this break. I see my players with great motivation.”“Juventus are a great team, unbeatable for the last six years. I am confident we will play a great game tomorrow and that Juve will have a hard time against us.”Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“We have to be humble and respect our opponents who are stronger than us. We must play as a team. There’s a lot at stake and we are not allowed any false step.”“We have prepared two or three different tactical solutions based on how Juve will play. They have a winning mentality, fear nothing and are used to playing these games. They won’t be thinking about the UEFA Champions League match against Real Madrid.”“Conti is now in the USA and we still don’t know whether he needs to undergo a small procedure. He is a great asset for our team and for the club. His teammates and I will all be here waiting for him.”“If we manage to do well in both the offensive and the defensive phase, we can do well against Juve. If we try to defend only, then it’s going to be tough,” he said according to calciomercato.com.last_img read more

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Works projects awarded nearly 3 million in fix ups approved

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Jun 2015 – Around 2.8 million in infrastructural contracts were approved by TCIG at in recent months for works on three different islands in the archipelago. Largest of the lot is a $2.65 million dollar contract awarded to JACA TCI Ltd for phase two work on the North to Middle Caicos causeway. Over $97,000 was awarded to Unlimited Contracting of Bottle Creek, North Caicos for the refurbishment of Blue Hills docks and there is a nearly $40,000 contract awarded to L&L Construction of South Caicos to fix the roof at the police station on that island; that was granted mid-May. Also getting approved in mid-May is the installation of shutters for the All Saints Missionary Church in Provo, which is a designated shelter – that will cost just under $30,000. Related Items:jaca ltd, l&L construction, unlimited contracting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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KPBSD Contract Negotiations Set To Resume

first_imgDavid Brighton, KPEA President: “We have three sticking points with the District. The first is that we need to remove the healthcare cap. The second is we can’t agree with the district who says we’ll sign off on a contract now and figure the details out at the healthcare committee later. We need to know what the healthcare benefits are going forward. And finally we need to be sure that employees will take home a paycheck and not be forced to write a check to the district for the cost for their healthcare.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Education Association and Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association still remain without a contract after their last bargaining session which took place over a month ago. Contract negotiations are set to reconvene on August 13 with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. The associations voted on May 22 to authorize a strike over rising healthcare costs. The strike will take place this fall unless an agreement can be reached with the School District. KPBSD offered ideas for a new contract at the meeting on June 11, which took place just weeks after the two associations voted to strike. Both the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association have been in negotiations with the District since February of 2018.last_img read more

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Born without hands this brave Kerala girl scores A in SSLC writing

first_imgBorn without hands, Devika faced life as a challenge to come out successfully clearing her SSLC exams with A .In a world where people with two hands find it hard to pass successfully in examinations, Devika, a brave girl from Kerala has proved that sheer determination and passion are enough to be successful in life. This young girl from Kerala has no hands, but she grabbed A+ in all subjects in the state SSLC examinations after writing with legs.A news report published in Mathrubhumi reveals that Devika is the student of CBHS school, Vallikkkunnu, Kozhikode. Divya born to Sajeev and Sujitha, had no hands since birth. However, her parents asked her to face life as it comes by and encouraged her to write using legs.Soon Devika became an expert in writing everything using legs. Apart from her parents, teachers and students in her school also encouraged her to chase her dreams despite her serious physical inability. It should be noted that physically handicapped students have the privilege to use scribe while writing examinations, but Devika never used the offer and completed all the examinations writing on her own.For two papers, she used the permitted extra time, but in other papers, she completed the written examination just like any other normal student with no extra time given to persons with disabilities. Interestingly, Devika has now grabbed full A+ without any grace marks.Apart from writing, Devika is also an expert in picture drawing using her legs. Recently, Devika’s drawings were featured in a special exhibition for children with special needs at the Swapnachithra Arts Gallery, Kozhikode.Devika is now planning to take Humanities subject for her +2, and she wants to become a civil service officer in her life. Devika’s father Sajeev is working as a civil police officer, and her brother Goutham is studying in the fourth standard.Devika’s life is undoubtedly an epitome for everyone, and such children are a real encouragement for all the other special needs children who consider disabilities the end of their lives.last_img read more

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