“Caffeine isn’t a drug, it’s a vitamin!”

first_imgWe recently asked our fellow freelancers to send us pictures of their favorite work mugs. This week’s mug is from Sean Webber, President of Webber Werks, an award-winning strategic marketing/advertising creative agency in Cedar Rapids, IA.It seems Sean has been told he drinks too much coffee, and his friend did his best to encourage Sean’s caffeine reformation….Name: Sean WebberOccupation: President/Creative DirectorWebsite: http://www.webberwerks.comYour mug story: I’ve been told I need to cut back on my caffeine intake, so a colleague got me a new mug. Caffeine isn’t a drug, it’s a vitamin!last_img read more

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Manojs Mantra: Never back down in face of adversity

first_imgBy Poonam Mehra Gold Coast, Apr 14 (PTI) His ancestry goes back to the third battle of Panipat, and Manoj Kumar, a rare Indian boxer to have claimed two Commonwealth Games medals, says his career too has been about fighting wars both inside and outside the ring. A gold-medallist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Manoj signed off with a bronze medal at the ongoing edition in the welterweight 69kg division after losing to Englands Pat McCormack last night. His is a rare feat which has also been achieved by a certain Vijender Singh but minus the gold medal. The 31-year-old Manoj is exuberance personified when he gets down to talking about life and boxing. The many medals are punctuated by many stories of disappointment as well but his thoughts have never veered towards giving up, much like the small army of Marathas that fought the Afghan invaders way back in 1761. “A Maratha in Haryana, how does that even sound? I belong to the Ror community, descendants of the Maratha soldiers who fought Afghans during the battle of Panipat. Fighting spirit runs in my veins. Giving up is never ever an option for me,” said the two-time Asian Championships bronze-medallist. “Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj never gave up, and I am admirer of him. I am a very stubborn person.” The many battles of his life include fighting for a promotion with his employers the Railways Sports Promotion Board, something that was promised to him after the 2010 CWG gold but was never delivered.advertisement Then there are the sponsors. Despite being one of Indias most consistent performers in the last decade, Manoj has never quite caught the eye of sponsors and he cant understand why. “There are times when I have gone to them with my pile of achievements but it never seems enough for them. I have seen boxers who are less accomplished than me get sponsors but somehow, they dont warm up to me,” he said. Even his Arjuna award in 2014 didnt come without a fight. He had to move the court after being overlooked despite fulfilling the requisite criteria as per a points system put in place by the Sports Ministry. “I have only my elder brother and coach Rajesh as my support system professionally. I am not somebody who warms up easily to anyone,” a surprising comment from someone who is a player representative in the Boxing Federation of Indias executive committee. Ask him about becoming a two-time CWG medallist and he comes up with a cynical response. “Will it make any difference to anyone, I dont know. How many boxers can claim two medals in a multi-sport event? And one of them is a gold. But then you cant be bogged down by all this, this is where the fighting spirit comes in,” he explained. He has represented India twice in the Olympics, losing in pre-quarters on both occasions but not without delivering his signature give-it-all performances. That has, in fact, been a hallmark of his career. “For me, every bout is a now or never moment. I cant hold back for later, what if the later never comes,” he said. PTI PM ATK ATKlast_img read more

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Tribunal to hear claims ex-Team Sky doctor Freeman ordered testosterone

first_img … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Reuse this content Cycling British Cycling Team Ineos Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest news Drugs in sport Share on Messenger Share via Email Share on Facebook Topics Share on WhatsApp Sport politics The former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman will face explosive claims that he obtained banned testosterone for an unnamed rider and lied to UK Anti-Doping when he appears before an independent medical tribunal next month.The tribunal will look at claims brought by the General Medical Council that Freeman ordered 30 sachets of Testogel, which is on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s prohibited list, in May 2011 to be sent to the Manchester velodrome – and then tried to cover his tracks.According to pre-hearing information from the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, which makes decisions about a doctor’s fitness to practise: “It is alleged that Dr Freeman’s conduct was dishonest. It is further alleged that his motive for placing the order was to obtain Testogel to administer to an athlete to improve their athletic performance.” Freeman, who worked for Team Sky and British Cycling between 2009 and 2015, has denied all doping charges in the past but this tribunal has the potential to throw a dark shadow over British cycling’s golden decade.According to the pre-hearing information, when Dr Freeman was first asked about the delivery by a fellow member of staff, he denied ordering the Testogel and said it must have been a mistake by the supplier, the Oldham-based Fit4Sport Limited. In October 2011 it is also alleged that he asked Fit4Sport for written confirmation it had been sent in error, returned and destroyed “knowing that this had not taken place”. It is claimed he showed this false email to others knowing it to be “untrue”.Freeman’s case, which will start in Manchester on 5 February and could run until 6 March, will also look into allegations that he lied about the Testogel delivery when questioned by the UK Anti-Doping Agency in 2017, when he claimed it was for a member of British Cycling’s staff and that it had been returned to the supplier.Freeman’s medical record-keeping, which was criticised by the UK Anti-Doping Agency when it looked into a separate case regarding a jiffy bag delivered to Bradley Wiggins at the Critérium du Dauphiné in 2011, will also be investigated. Wiggins has always denied any wrongdoing.Freeman, who resigned from British Cycling 17 months ago after telling the organisation he was too ill to face disciplinary action about his record-keeping, was unavailable for comment.However, a British Cycling spokesman said: “British Cycling suspended Dr Richard Freeman in March 2017 and subsequently initiated an investigation into his conduct as an employee of the federation. British Cycling requested that Dr Freeman be interviewed as part of the investigation: however, he declined to make himself available for interview, citing grounds of ill health.“In September 2017, he resigned from British Cycling. British Cycling has raised concerns relating to Dr Freeman’s fitness to practise with the General Medical Council and has continued to support the GMC’s investigation, in which the federation is a co-referrer.” Support The Guardian Share on Twitter Since you’re here…last_img read more

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McKennie-Alvarez headlines top USA-Mexico matchups

first_imgThe 2019 Gold Cup final will be the ultimate test for two teams in the early stages of new eras, with several young players ready to make their mark on Concacaf’s biggest rivalry. Christian Pulisic and Guillermo Ochoa are some of the bigger names who will look to grab the headlines, but the it will be others involved in the game’s best match-ups who could ultimately determine the winner of the latest installment of the USA-Mexico grudge match. There are some match-ups that each team will look to exploit, with Mexico’s Rodolfo Pizarro looking to go after young U.S. defender Reggie Cannon, and Uriel Antuna looking to use his speed against Tim Ream. Conversely, Christian Pulisic will look to invade the space in front of the Mexico defense while Jordan Morris tries to force Jesus Gallardo to defend.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare What are the actual top individual match-ups to watch in Sunday’s Gold Cup final? Here are five to watch: Gregg Berhalter vs. Tata MartinoTata Martino MexicoNo, you won’t see either coach suiting up, but these two have plenty of history and will look to tap into that history to try and get an edge on each other.Martino’s Atlanta United sides won most of the meetings against Berhalter’s Crew, but Berhalter scored bragging rights by defeating Martino’s side in the only knockout match they played. The Crew won that match-up by attacking early and often, and it’s a safe bet Berhalter will not have the Americans sit back and defend to start the match.Martino is also familiar with Berhalter’s style, and he has the wingers to make things difficult for the U.S. defense. The big question is how will Martino adjust his setup, and lineup, to try and deal with Pulisic?Weston McKennie vs. Edson AlvarezWeston McKennie USA 06222019Mexico tends to get by with having Alvarez operate as the lone defensive midfielder, but how will he and El Tri adjust to having to deal with both Pulisic and McKennie operating as dual 10s?  Mexico may have no choice but to start Jonathan dos Santos and have him play a deeper role, but even if El Tri does that, Mexico must still contend with McKennie’s surging runs into the final third, and his ever-improving passing. If Alvarez doesn’t keep close tabs on McKennie the Schalke midfielder could have a big day. Aaron Long vs. Raul JimenezRaul Jimenez Mexico Haiti Gold Cup 2019The Mexico attack has stagnated in its past two matches, and we’ve seen Jimenez starved for service. El Tri should find chances against a U.S. side that isn’t going to sit back and bunker, but Jimenez will also have to deal with Long, who is in the midst of an outstanding tournament. If Long can handle marking Jimenez by himself, that will free up Matt Miazga (or Walker Zimmerman) to help with Rodolfo Pizarro on the wing, but if Jimenez has success shaking free from Long’s air-tight one-on-one defending, it will be a long night for the Americans. Michael Bradley vs. Andres GuardadoMichael Bradley USMNT 06302019Leave it to the two midfield veterans to be involved in one of the game’s most important battles. Guardado will look to make Bradley work defensively, while also not allowing Bradley to dictate tempo by pulling the strings when the Americans have the ball. Martino is sure to take advantage of the fact Bradley often finds himself alone in front of the defense, so look for Guardado to have some help flooding the area in front of the U.S. defense. That will either expose Bradley’s defensive liability, or force the Americans to provide more help from McKennie dropping deeper, which would then cut into McKennie’s ability to attack.Jozy Altidore vs. Hector MorenoHector Moreno Mexico World Cup 2018These two veterans know each other well, so there’s no secrets here. Altidore’s hold-up play makes him such a threat at the top of the U.S. attack, which will mean that Carlos Salcedo will have to help Moreno by keeping tabs on the inevitable runs U.S. attackers will make off Altidore. Something else Moreno and Salcedo have to deal with is Pulisic, who has shown a good understanding with Altidore, and has the passing eye to spring the big forward if Mexico’s defenders fall asleep. Moreno is a veteran though, and has the strength to stay with Altidore on set pieces.last_img read more

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Bremen Express Loses Unknown Number of Containers at Sea

first_imgzoom An undisclosed number of containers fell from the 8,750 TEU containership Bremen Express “for reasons yet to be determined,” according to German shipping firm Hapag-Lloyd.The vessel experienced rolling during a repair stop on the Atlantic earlier this week while it was sailing from Norfolk, US.Built in 2008, the boxship, which operates in the CEC service was located roughly 1,400 nautical miles west of Europe when the incident occurred.The 336-meter-long Bremen Express was able to continue sailing after reporting the loss of containers to the responsible authorities.Hapag-Lloyd said that the ship will call at a port in the Mediterranean in order to be inspected before passing through the Suez Canal on its journey to Asia.According to AIS data provided by MarineTraffic, the 103,567 dwt vessel is currently stopped at the Port of Tangier Med, Morocco.The company said that there were no reports of injuries following the incident.last_img read more

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Use your head but follow your heart ill MP delivers plea to

first_imgOTTAWA – MPs in the Commons paused Monday to listen to an emotional speech by Ontario MP Arnold Chan, who spoke of his struggle with cancer while he appealed to his fellow parliamentarians for more civility.As his parents, brother and wife looked down from the gallery, the Liberal from the Toronto-area riding of Scarborough-Agincourt delivered his moving remarks during what was supposed to be a debate on the economy.Later, outside the House of Commons, Chan said he simply took the opportunity to say a few things he had to say.“I got it out,” he said. “There’s no announcement, I’m not taking a leave. I’m not resigning my seat … I’m carrying on my duties.”Chan, 50, did say he is not sure how long he will have the strength to stand and deliver a 20-minute speech.“Use your head, but follow your heart,” he told MPs during his remarks. “It is as simple as that.”Chan also urged them to ditch canned talking points, adding that people lose confidence in democracy when parliamentarians recite scripted lines.“We can disagree strongly — in fact we should,” he said.“That is what democracy is about … When we listen, we listen to one another despite our strong differences, that’s when democracy really happens. That’s the challenge that’s going on around the world right now. No one is listening.”Several MPs later paid tribute to Chan in the House of Commons, including Green party Leader Elizabeth May.May thanked Chan for a personal message he sent to her when she was considering whether to remain the leader of her party.She was mulling the decision last August after the Greens passed a controversial resolution supporting the so-called Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, something Parliament voted to reject in February 2016.“His message meant the world to me and is one of the reasons I stand here, not just as the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands but as leader of the Green party of Canada,” May said. “From the depth of my soul, I thank him.”Speaking outside the Commons, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale called Chan’s speech “truly extraordinary.”“That exemplifies Arnold,” he said. “His career in Parliament has been … one of great distinction and that’s built on not only his hard work and his fine intellect and the way he articulates the positions that he takes … he’s a role model.”After a 2014 byelection win, Chan was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer, but after taking time off, ran for re-election in 2015.“Every day is different,” he said. “Those of us who live with cancer, you have to take it day by day. That’s what I do.”—Follow @kkirkup on Twitterlast_img read more

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Kaytranada is the winner of the 2016 Polaris Music Prize

first_imgAdvertisement Kaytranada has won the 2016 Polaris Music Prize for his record 99.9%.wow this shit is crazy— KAYTRANADA (@KAYTRANADA) September 20, 2016 Login/Register With: Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook This was Kaytranada’s tweet shortly after it was announced that the 24-year-old’s debut studio album had been awarded the $50,000 Canadian music prize.With 99.9%, the Haitian-born, Montreal-based musician and producer has created something bright, futuristic and almost otherworldly in his inspired fusion of electronic, R&B, and hip-hop elements layered and intertlocked around eclectic, inventive samples. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Final Round of Presenters and Performers Confirmed for THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Official partners of THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS are: Coca-Cola®, Nintendo of Canada Ltd., and Virgin Mobile Canada.Hosted by rising star AWKWAFINA, alongside co-host, ETALK’s Tyrone Edwards, THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS airs live this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on:CTV, CTV.ca, CTV GO, CTV YouTubeMuch, Much.com, Much YouTubeMTVca and the iHeartRadio appVirgin Radio in Toronto, Kitchener, London, Halifax, Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, and VancouverFor complete tune in details for THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS and supporting programming, click here.Fans can follow all the behind-the-scenes action on CTV, Much, ETALK, and iHeartRadio socials, as well as Facebook Live, for up-to-the minute fashion coverage with the MTV FORA FASHION FEED FROM THE IHEARTRADIO MMVA RED CARPET.Social Media links Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment @4YallEnt@MikeonMuch@MikeRizzi@JaclynForbes@TheDanocracy@IAmBiancaHarris@LoudLuxury@ewxjfmusic@TylerShaw@thereklaws@sofitukker@ScottHelman@NewCityOfficial@madisonbeer@JusReign@FrancescoYates@Craig_McMorris@mtvcanada@Much@iHeartRadioCA@CTVAbout THE IHEARTRADIO MMVAs:Fans get the experience of a lifetime by putting them as close as humanly possible to their favourite artists and celebrities at THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAs. Past MMVA performers and presenters include: Alessia Cara, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Carly Rae Jepsen, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Gigi Hadid, James Bay, Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Post Malone, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, and many more. At THE IHEARTRADIO MMVAs, the audience is the priority; whether a foot from the stage or a foot from a television, computer, or mobile phone. Fans should hit up @CTV, @iHeartRadioCA, and @Much for the most up-to-date info about the event of the year.center_img Login/Register With: TORONTO (August 20, 2018) – Canada’s biggest summer block party just got bigger as THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS confirm its final roster of stellar appearances for this Sunday’s live broadcast on Aug. 26 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV, Much, MTV, and YouTube. Confirmed to join the glittering lineup of presenters are Craig McMorris, Francesco Yates, Jus Reign, Madison Beer, New City, Scott Helman, Sofi Tukker, The Reklaws, and Tyler Shaw. Amplifying the epic party is Loud Luxury, who are confirmed to DJ the two-hour broadcast.It was also confirmed today that 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS nominee Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine from CTV’s THE LAUNCH, along with Much Creator Tyler Shaw, will kick off Sunday’s epic street party with exclusive performances on THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVA RED CARPET hosted by ETALK reporter Chloe Wilde and iHeartRadio’s Patrick Langlois. The red carpet arrivals begin at 8 p.m. ET on MTV, Much, CTV.ca, Much.com, Much YouTube, and CTV YouTube.Additionally, fans get an exclusive look at the red carpet before it goes live with THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS RED CARPET PREGAME. Streaming live on Much.com, CTV.ca, and YouTube at 7:30 p.m. ET, fans are front-and-centre to all the pre-game action including special guest-star interviews and award giveaways. With Much Studios’ Dan Rodo (The Danocracy) and Bianca Harris at the helm, and appearances by Much Creators Jaclyn Forbes, Michael Rizzi, Mike on Much Podcast, 4YE, and more, THE PREGAME SHOW delivers a unique, behind-the-scenes experience. Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

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Contracting of work key issue as bargaining begins with CN Rail Unifor

first_imgMONTREAL – The union representing CN Rail mechanics and electricians says benefits and the contracting out of repair and overhaul work are key issues as negotiations begin on a new collective agreement.Unifor National president Jerry Dias says workers are frustrated that work they have historically done is being contracted out.The union representing 2,100 workers across the country who repair and maintain railway cars is also seeking improved benefits and wages from the profitable Montreal-based railway.The union says the two sides exchanged proposals and have booked several dates to begin negotiations to replace a collective agreement that expires Dec. 31.Unifor is Canada’s largest private sector union, representing 315,000 workers.Companies in this story: (TSX:CNR)last_img read more

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PACE calls for fostering democratic partnership between Morocco and Council of

Rabat – The Rapporteur of the political affairs and democracy committee at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Bogdan Klich called, on Tuesday in Rabat, for fostering the democratic partnership between Morocco and the Council of Europe.hope to see the democratic partnership between Morocco and the Council of Europe get stronger for the best interests of both parties, Klich told the press after a meeting with Interior minister Mohamed Hassad.The talks touched also on the implementation of the provisions of the Moroccan Constitution and efforts exerted in this regard, he added.He also expressed the keenness of the Council of Europe to ensure a continued assistance for the Kingdom in this area. read more

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US producer prices up 04 per cent in May

FILE – In this Saturday, June 6, 2015, file photo, Michael Gipson, of Tracy City, Tenn., closes the door to his truck after loading up produce at the Atlanta Farmers Market in Atlanta. On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, the Labor Department reports on U.S. producer price inflation in May. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jun 15, 2016 6:48 am MDT Last Updated Jun 15, 2016 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Prices charged by U.S. producers rose at the fastest pace in four months, driven higher by the biggest monthly increase in energy prices in a year.The Labor Department said Wednesday that its producer price index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach the consumer, increased 0.4 per cent in May after a 0.2 per cent rise in April. It was the biggest gain since a similar 0.4 per cent increase in January. Prices at the wholesale level had fallen in both February and March.Core inflation, which excludes energy and food, was up 0.3 per cent in May, an acceleration from a modest 0.1 per cent rise in April, indicating that inflation, which has been running below the Federal Reserve’s preferred 2 per cent pace, could be starting to accelerate.Fed officials were wrapping up two days of discussions on Wednesday. It was widely expected that the central bank will leave its key policy rate unchanged. The Fed raised the rate for the first time in nearly a decade in December but so far this year has declined to raise rates again.But economists believe the central bank will end up raising rates at least twice this year as the labour market improves further and as inflation shows signs of accelerating after four years of running well below the Fed’s target.The report on wholesale prices showed that energy prices jumped 2.8 per cent, the biggest one-month gain since a 5.7 per cent rise in May 2015. The increase was led by a 6.6 per cent rise in gasoline prices.Gasoline prices, which had fallen sharply at the beginning of the year, have begun to rise. The AAA nationwide average for gas is currently $2.37, up from $2.22 a month ago, but still below the $2.80 where gas was a year ago.Food prices were up 0.3 per cent in May, the biggest gain since a 0.9 per cent rise in January.Overall wholesale prices are still down 0.1 per cent from a year ago while core prices are up a modest 1.2 per cent. US producer prices up 0.4 per cent in May read more

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Samsung planning Facebook rival cleverly codenamed Samsung Facebook

first_imgAccording to reports Samsung is working on its own Facebook-like service set to debut early next year. The codename for Samsung’s alleged Facebook competitor is “Samsung Facebook”. It’s almost too obvious to be true, and too deliciously amusing to be believed.Samsung is looking to build on the social service it already has available, “Family Story,” which allows you to share pictures and messages between connected devices such as TVs and tablets. Samsung is confident that the service will be popular globally but I remain skeptical, we already have enough social networks that provide the majority of features that we all need and Samsung making theirs available on other devices such as cameras and Blu-ray players won’t be enough to make people use it over Facebook. Another idea is that maybe Samsung isn’t looking to directly compete with Facebook but are just looking for a way to tie in all their existing services (ChatOn, etc.) through a social layer as a way to provide a better experience for their customers.Samsung is planning on using Amazon’s cloud computing platform to allow users access to the service at any time, from anywhere and from any device but has yet to decide on a name for the service hence the poor internal codename.A Samsung official speaking to The Korea Times stated that the goal was to expand the “service across different devices from different companies across different mobile platforms”.More at The Korea Times, via The Vergelast_img read more

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Europe un site web pour aider les pays à sadapter au changement

first_imgEurope : un site web pour aider les pays à s’adapter au changement climatiqueVendredi, l’agence européenne pour l’environnement (AEE) a lancé le site web Climate-adapt. Celui-ci devrait aider les économies européennes à réduire les coûts financiers engendrés par le changement climatique. Alors que la décennie 2001-2011 vient tout juste d’être élue décennie la plus chaude de l’histoire, les coûts financiers des changements climatiques suscitent de plus en plus d’inquiétudes. C’est pour cette raison que l’Agence européenne pour l’environnement (AEE) a décidé de lancer le site internet Climate-adapt. Un portail qui selon la commissaire de l’Union Européenne chargée de l’action pour le climat, Connie Hedegaard, rassemblera “tout le savoir que nous avons au niveau municipal, régional et national” ainsi que des conseils de chercheurs et d’entreprises. À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?De son côté, la ministre danoise de l’Environnement Ida Auken a ainsi expliqué : “nous parlons beaucoup de la crise économique et financière mais pour être honnête je pense que nous vivons une crise beaucoup plus sérieuse, celle du climat”. L’été dernier, la capitale danoise, Copenhague, a subi de fortes inondations qui ont coûté 7 milliards de couronnes danoises (940 millions d’euros) aux compagnies d’assurances et aux autorités. L’AEE a donc eu l’idée de ce site afin d’aider les différentes économies européennes à s’adapter aux dérèglements climatiques et surtout à réduire les coûts financiers qu’ils peuvent engendrer. Mais Climate-adapt sera également un moyen de mutualiser les solutions testées en Europe en vue d’accroître l’efficacité des politiques publiques. “Si les projections climatiques des années 2080 se produisaient aujourd’hui, le préjudice annuel pour l’économie de l’UE se situerait entre 20 et 65 milliards d’euros”, a ajouté la Commission européenne dans un communiqué. Une situation d’autant plus préoccupante que “nous commençons dès à présent à payer les factures”, selon Ida Auken cité par l’AFP.Le 26 mars 2012 à 17:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Asensio on Zidane He was my idol when I was little

first_imgReal Madrid’s Marco Asensio has revealed that Zinedine Zidane was in fact his idol while growing up and that he had poster of the Frenchman in his bedroomThe midfielder joined the club in the summer of 2014 from RCD Mallorca and has developed into one of the most promising young midfielders in European football with Asensio having recently impressed the French media in particular, following his strong performance for Real in their 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain last month in the Champions League.In an interview with BeIN Sports, Asensio revealed that he had in fact idolised Zidane when he was young and remarked on how his style has changed under the Real coach.“I had a poster of Zidane in my room, he was my idol when I was little,” said Asensio, according to Football-Espana.“He had such elegance and a lot of talent and everything that I loved in footballers, he showed on the pitch.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We showed against PSG and Juventus we showed that we are the same team as last season and we have returned to the level which helped us achieve our objectives then.“I have changed my own way of playing, I have tried to develop and my game now is more natural, with more flow.The 22 year-old is hopeful of making the final squad for Spain in the World Cup this summer, but acknowledges the depth of competition for a place.“The World Cup? Spain have many great players with a great Coach and hopefully we have a strong tournament in the World Cup.”last_img read more

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FTSE 350 defined benefit pension deficit reaches £137bn

first_imgThe accounting deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes for the UK’s largest 350 organisations increased from £39 billion at the end of 2015 to £137 billion at the end of December 2016, according to research by Mercer.Its Pensions risk survey, which is based on analysis and projections of FTSE 350 organisations’ financial statements adjusted from their financial year end, also found that the accounting deficit for DB pension schemes increased by £10 billion between the end of November 2016 and 30 December 2016.Asset values increased by £19 billion, rising from £701 billion on 30 November 2016 to £720 billion on 30 December 2016. Liability values rose by £29 billion, reaching £857 billion at the end of December 2016 compared to £828 billion at the end of November 2016.At the end of December 2015, asset vales were £634 billion and liabilities were £673 billion.Le Roy van Zyl, senior consultant at Mercer, said: “Pension scheme trustees and sponsors face the new year with significant uncertainty. Brexit is likely to move beyond a mere intention, and the effect of new leadership in the US will become clear, not to mention other major events such [as] the French presidential elections.“If we look at how volatile conditions have been, and how volatile they may well continue to be, schemes will have to be responsive on a variety of issues. In this environment, best outcomes will be achieved by tackling covenant, funding and risk management together. It will be especially important to focus on future cash flow requirements in different scenarios.”last_img read more

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15 trains delayed due to snag at Okhla station

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) At least 15 trains were delayed on Sunday due to a technical snag at the Okhla railway station in the national capital. Following a delay of two hours, services along the route were normalised after the snag was fixed by a team of railway engineers who were rushed to the spot. “An electric multiple unit (EMU) broke at the Okhla station at about 8 a.m. this morning blocking the up and down lines. As a result, eight up and seven down trains suffered delay,” said a railway official. Officials informed that movement of trains along the up line resumed at around 9.30 a.m. after completion of maintenance work. The down line resumed operations half an hour later.last_img read more

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IAF Tejas fuel tank falls midair jet lands safely near Tamil Nadus

first_imgAgriculture labourers were shocked to see the 1200-litre petrol tank fall from the sky.Twitter/ANIAn Indian Air Force LCA Tejas fighter aircraft dropped a 1,200-litre fuel tank over empty farmland near Coimbatore while flying a routine “sortie” on Tuesday, July 2. However, the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft managed to land safely at Sulur Air Force Station, around 30 kilometres from Coimbatore city.Fire was spotted from where the fuel tank fell to the ground, causing a three-foot deep crater. News agency PTI quoted Defence sources in a report and said “all safe”, indicating that there were no injuries.Agriculture labourers in Irugur village were shocked to see the 1200-litre petrol tank fall from the sky. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:26Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:25?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Budgam chopper crash: Serious procedural lapses found, 4 IAF officers face court martial Close Officials of the IAF and the police are present at the spot.The Air Force has ordered an investigation into the incident. The reason behind the incident is yet to be ascertained.Manufactured by Bengaluru-headquartered Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Tejas is the first advanced fly-by-wire fighter aircraft designed and developed in India. It is equipped with a satellite-aided Inertial Navigation System.Earlier, an IAF Jaguar aircraft was forced to jettison fuel tanks and small-sized practice bombs over part of a residential neighbourhood in Ambala in Haryana, after one of its engines failed following a bird hit.last_img read more

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6 indicted in Avijit murder case

first_imgAvijit RoyA Dhaka court on Thursday framed charges against six leaders and activists of banned militant outfit Ansar-Al-Islam, including sacked major Ziaul Haque in the murder case of writer-blogger Avijit Roy, reports UNB.Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal judge Md Mozibur Rahman framed the charges and fixed 11 September for recording testimonies of the witnesses.The tribunal accepted the charges against them on 11 April. A total of 34 people will testify before the court in the case.The five other accused are Mozammel Hossain alias Saimon, Abu Siddiq Sohel alias Sakib alias Sajid alias Shahab, Akram Hossain alias Abir, Md Arafat Rahman and Shafiur Rahman Farabi.Of them, Zia and Akram are on the run.Avijit Roy, son of noted physicist Ajoy Roy and founder of Mukto-Mona blog, was hacked to death, and his wife Rafida Afrin Banya injured as unidentified assailants attacked them with cleavers near TSC on the Dhaka University campus on 26 February, 2015.The victim’s father filed a murder case with Shahbagh Police Station on 27 February of the year.last_img read more

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Rajapaksa claims political witch hunt

first_imgP B Jayasundera, Rajapaksa’s top bureaucrat in the Finance Ministry during his nearly decade-long rule, was interrogated by police’s Financial Crime Investigation Unit (FCIU) Tuesday.”Dr Jayasundera was questioned Tuesday over the alleged wrong doings in the oil hedging transaction which had caused a loss of 200 million dollars to the government,” Police spokesman and Assistant Superintendent Ruwan Gunasekera said.On the same subject, Rajapaksa’s governor of the Central Bank Ajith Nivard Cabraal was also quizzed last week along with the then chief of the state petroleum entity Asantha de Mel.De Mel, a former Sri Lanka Test cricketer and former Chairman of Selectors, headed the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation under Rajapaksa.”What is happening Tuesday is a political witch hunt. They are taking revenge from innocent officials on false accusations,” Rajapaksa told a religious gathering yesterday at Bandaragama, south of here.Basil is wanted by the police over misappropriation of livelihood.last_img read more

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NTPCs Super 30 Girls program students qualify for IITJEE Mains

first_imgEnrolled under NTPC’s ‘Super 30 girls’ Program, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative introduced by India’s largest power generating company, 18 girls, out of 25, have successfully qualified for the IIT JEE Mains.The year-long residential program, implemented with an objective to coach students belonging to economically weaker families, brought these aspirants a step closer to fulfilling their dream of studying in some of India’s premier institutes. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAs part of this noble initiative, rolled out in association with the Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL), NTPC bears the entire cost of boarding, lodging, and coaching for the girl students belonging to underprivileged families. After an MoU was signed between NTPC Northern Region Head Quarter in Lucknow and CSRL, New Delhi, NTPC and CSRL jointly initiated the 77.03 lakh-program for 30 girls selected from families living in the vicinity of NTPC plants in the northern region. During the tenure of the project, students were provided with free stay and food and were also imparted coaching and training to sit for entrance examinations (IIT/JEE/NIT) that would help them gain admission to eminent institutes in the country. The program, at present, has 25 girls studying at the ‘NTPC Super 30 Girl’ center in Varanasi. These students were selected from various Government schools in Varanasi and Lucknow.last_img read more

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