Justin Gatlin wants to be part of history with Usain Bolt in London

first_imgAfter years of being Usain Bolt’s main rival, Justin Gatlin wants one more race with the Jamaican world record holder and for a special reason.Bolt is retiring after his final 100 metres at August’s world championships in London and Gatlin, who is competing in the U.S. trials this weekend, hopes to be in the race.”It’s a part of history,” said the American Olympic 100m silver medallist.One that will be both fun and sad.”It’s going to be a changing of an era,” Gatlin told Reuters. “We are going to be looking at a person who came along and made his mark and who has not only excited the crowds but he has made history over and over.”Although he has beaten Bolt only once, Gatlin said the race would also be fun.”I always wanted to battle with the guys with the records,” the American said.”When I came back into the sport, my goal was to be…I said to myself ‘I just want to be shoulder to shoulder with him’,” Gatlin told reporters at the U.S. nationals/world trials.The 2004 Olympic champion, Gatlin was ineligible for the 2008 Beijing Games while serving a four-year doping ban.He watched from a restaurant as Bolt wiped out world records in the 100 and 200 metres.”It was just total respect for how fast he is, the competition he brings,” the 35-year-old Gatlin said.Since then, with Gatlin returning from his ban in 2010, they have raced nine times at 100 metres with a 2013 Diamond League win in Rome Gatlin’s only victory.advertisementWhile Bolt was racking up world and Olympic gold medals, Gatlin won bronze at the 2012 London Olympics followed by silver at the 2013 and 2015 world championships and at last year’s Rio Games.This season has been a struggle with various injuries, but Gatlin said it would be pleasing to be back at worlds in London.”It would be the toughest year for me,” the 2005 world champion said. “But it would be an honour to get through and show the fortitude that I have.”While London will be the last race for the 30-year-old Bolt, Gatlin, more than four years older, hopes to continue running.”That’s the fun part,” he told Reuters.”Now that void that Usain will leave will open the door for others to step up and be competitive. That’s going to be exciting.”last_img read more

Thailand receives Bahrain request for detained refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

first_imgThailand officially received a request from Bahrain to extradite a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia.Bahrain’s request for the extradition of Hakeem al-Araibi was received Monday and forwarded to prosecutors for deliberation, foreign ministry spokeswoman Busadee Santipitaks said Tuesday.The Bahraini national team player says he fled his home country due to political repression. Bahrain wants him returned to serve a prison sentence for a charge he denies.Al-Araibi was detained upon his arrival in Bangkok in November while on a holiday, and a court ruled in December he could be held for 60 days pending the completion of an extradition request by Bahrain.The attorney general is expected to decide al-Araibi’s case within a week, said Chatchom Akapin, director general for the attorney general’s international affairs department.Chatchom said Thailand would not extradite al-Araibi “if the sought extradition is political.” He said “if it is, then the request must be denied.”Human rights groups, soccer governing bodies and activists have made an international push for Thailand to release al-Araibi, 25, who plays for the semi-professional soccer club Pascoe Vale FC in Melbourne.Former Australia captain Craig Foster said Monday at FIFA headquarters that Bahrain’s formal request made al-Araibi’s plight an emergency. “We want it to be resolved this week, before Friday,” Foster said after meeting with FIFA secretary Fatma Samoura.Al-Araibi has alleged he was blindfolded and had his legs beaten while he was held in Bahrain in 2012. He said he believed he was targeted for arrest because of his Shiite faith and because his brother was politically active.advertisementBahrain has a Shiite majority but is ruled by a Sunni monarchy, and has a reputation for harsh repression since its failed “Arab Spring” uprising in 2011.Hakeem also suspects that he is being sought by Bahrain because of critical comments he has made about Bahraini royal family member Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, who is also the president of the Asian Football Confederation.Human rights groups believe al-Araibi risks being tortured if sent back to Bahrain.Also Watch:last_img read more

Rapinoe: I’m too wild for politics

first_imgU.S. national team star Megan Rapinoe says she is unsure of her future once she steps away from the game as she admitted that she believes that she is “too wild” for politics.Rapinoe was an outspoken critic of U.S. President Donald Trump in the lead-up to, during and after the USWNT’s triumph in France this summer.The winger stated before the tournament that she would not partake in the customary trip to the White House should the U.S. win, prompting Trump to hit back by saying the USWNT should think about winning before any sort of celebration. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Rapinoe, who said the president should have better things to do, helped the U.S. do just that, with the 34-year-old winger winning the Golden Boot and Golden Ball while emerging as the star of the tournament as the U.S. topped the Netherlands 2-0 in the finale to win the World Cup.The winger also stressed to FIFA president Gianni Infantino that she was looking for legitimate action when it comes to equal pay as she has been one of several USWNT regular to criticize both FIFA and U.S. Soccer for their treatment of players in the women’s game.Rapinoe addressed the crowd at the USWNT’s ticker-tape in New York soon after the World Cup victory, where she told onlookers to “love more, hate less” while joking that she was “too busy” to challenge Trump with a presidential run of her own. Democratic presidential candidate and Governor of Washington Jay Inslee has said that he would want Rapinoe, who plays for the Seattle Reign, as his secretary of state if he is elected, but Rapinoe admitted that she is unsure if politics is something that she would pursue in her future.”I don’t know quite yet. We’re getting a lot bigger of course. I don’t know if politics is where I want to be,” Rapinoe said on Saturday.”I’ll always be very involved with politics in some way, but I think I might be too wild for politics at this point.”In addition to her criticisms of Trump, Rapinoe has been outspoken for gay rights and equal pay for the USWNT throughout her career.She rose into the national spotlight in 2016 when she kneeled for the national anthem prior to an NWSL match against the Chicago Red Stars.The winger’s protest was in solidarity with NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled prior to games to protest racial injustice and police brutality.Rapinoe has made 158 appearances for the USWNT since making her debut in 2006, scoring 50 goals including six at this summer’s World Cup victory.last_img read more

Scorpio Tankers Takes Delivery of Three PCs

first_imgzoom Scorpio Tankers Inc., a global provider of marine transportation of petroleum products, has announced that it has recently taken delivery of three product tankers under its Newbuilding Program.STI Brixton, a Handymax Ice Class 1A product tanker was delivered from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard of South Korea on June 27, 2014. Upon delivery, this vessel began a time charter for up to 120 days at approximately $15,000 per day.STI Venere and STI Virtus, MR product tankers, were delivered on June 30, 2014 from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard of South Korea and SPP Shipyard of South Korea, respectively.Upon delivery, these vessels began time charters for up to 120 days at approximately $18,000 per day.The company has also made the anticipated drawdowns from its 2013 Credit Facility, KEXIM Credit Facility, and K-Sure Credit Facility to fund the above mentioned and previously announced vessel deliveries that occurred during the second quarter of 2014.Scorpio Tankers also announced a new $150 million stock buyback program, that the initial purchasers exercised their option to purchase an additional $60 million in 2.375% convertible senior notes due 2019 and newbuilding vessel deliveries.New $150 Million Stock Buyback ProgramOn June 27, 2014, the company’s Board of Directors approved a new stock buyback program with authorization to purchase up to $150 million of shares of the company’s common stock.During the second quarter of 2014, the company has acquired 22,626,385 of its common shares that are being held as treasury shares, which includes (i) 4,998,785 common shares that were purchased in the open market at an average price of $8.87 per share, (ii) 7,500,000 common shares that were acquired in exchange for 3,422,665 shares in Dorian LPG Ltd. and (iii) 10,127,600 common shares that were acquired in conjunction with the company’s offering of the Notes.The company said that it has 178,534,162 shares outstanding as of June 30, 2014.Scorpio Tankers Inc. currently owns 27 tankers (two LR1 tankers, three Handymax tankers, 21 MR tankers, and one post-Panamax tanker) with an average age of 2.3 years, time charters-in 26 product tankers (eight LR2, six LR1, four MR and eight Handymax tankers), and has contracted for 47 newbuilding product tankers (23 MR, 12 LR2, and 12 Handymax ice class-1A product tankers), 33 are expected to be delivered to the company throughout 2014 and 14 in 2015.Press Release, July 1, 2014last_img read more

Campbell Soup plans to sell international fresh units

first_imgCampbell Soup Co. plans to focus on its core snacks and soup business in North America and sell its international business, paying down debt.The Camden, New Jersey, company said Thursday it’s working urgently to complete all the moves by next July.The planned sales will leave Campbell Soup with brands including Goldfish, Pepperidge Farm and Snyder’s of Hanover.The company announced a reorganization in May, along with the retirement of then CEO Denise Morrison, as it faces a mix of changing food trends and potentially costly tariffs on aluminum and steel.Campbell’s has been wrestling with declining soup and juice sales in a market crowded with competitors at the same time that many families are seeking foods they consider healthier and less processed.Earlier this year, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross famously held up a can of Campbell’s soup in a CNBC interview to make the case that the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs were “no big deal.” The company has said that it expects steel and aluminum costs to rise, pushing its overall costs higher.Fourth-quarter profit plunged 70 per cent to $94 million, or 31 cents per share, as surging costs outpaced a revenue boost. Still, the results topped Wall Street expectations.Sales rose 33 per cent to $2.22 billion, but fell short of forecasts.In premarket trading, shares of the company slipped 2.4 per cent to $39.05. Shares are down nearly 17 per cent in the year to date.last_img read more

President Maithripala Sirisena to visit Japan and India

President Sirisena will attend a business meeting organized by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), which will be co-hosted by the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry. During the State visit, the President will also meet with the Sri Lankan community in Japan. A Yen Loan Agreement between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is to be signed during the visit for implementing the Health and Medical Service Improvement Project. Prior to his visit to Japan, at the joint invitation of Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and French President Emanuel Macron, President Sirisena will undertake an official visit to India from 10-11 March 2018 to participate at the First Conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Founding Members, which will be convened on 11 March, in New Delhi.Over thirty two Heads of Government and high-level delegates are scheduled to attend the ISA Conference. Sri Lanka became a founding member of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) on 12 February 2018. At the invitation of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake a State visit to Japan from 12 to 17 March 2018.President Sirisena is scheduled to have an Imperial Audience with His Majesty, Emperor Akihito on 13 March, and on 14 March, he will meet Prime Minister Abe for summit talks. Following talks, the Japanese Premier will host the Sri Lankan President to a State dinner. The two leaders will discuss matters of mutual interest to deepen cooperation between Sri Lanka and Japan. The major objective of the International Solar Alliance, is to enable better harnessing of solar energy as an alternative energy source, and to address the specific solar technology deployment needs, of solar resource rich countries, located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. The ISA, by this initiative, further aims to address the gaps in the solar energy manufacturing eco-system and to ensure universal energy access, energy equity, and affordability that are common issues facing most of the solar resource rich countries.The Government of Sri Lanka joined the ISA in keeping with its policy declaration to prepare the groundwork for the country to fulfill the basic energy requirements of the people through renewable energy sources. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Capital One 2Q Earnings Snapshot

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) _ Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $1.63 billion.On a per-share basis, the McLean, Virginia-based company said it had net income of $3.24. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $3.37 per share.The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.84 per share.The credit card issuer and bank posted revenue of $8.45 billion in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $7.12 billion, which also topped Street forecasts. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $7 billion.Capital One shares have risen 17% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has risen 19%. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $88.75, a decrease of almost 9% in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on COF at https://www.zacks.com/ap/COFThe Associated Press read more

The Knicks Would Be Crazy To Trade Kristaps Porzingis

DEFENDEREXPECTEDACTUALDIFF.DIFF. PER GAME Hassan Whiteside885764-121-1.57 Gilbert ArenasRonnie Brewer Elton BrandRasheed Wallace Chris WebberMike Miller POINTS AGAINST DEFENDER Since 1980, all players who were traded in the first three years of their career, younger than 23, and ranked in the top 100 of Win Shares through their first two seasons. Kristaps Porzingis812691-121-1.84 Giannis Antetokounmpo811706-105-1.32 Regular season 2016-17. “Expected” value is what a shooter would make against an average defender.Source: NBA Andre Roberson871758-113-1.43 New York is not a place where hope lives long.On the eve of the 2017 NBA Draft, Knicks president Phil Jackson appeared on the team’s MSG Network to explain why the team was entertaining trade offers for Kristaps Porzingis, the best young prospect the franchise has seen since Patrick Ewing. Not that there are many contenders for that particular throne. And while Knicks fans understandably don’t extend much benefit of the doubt to Jackson and the front office, trading a player like Porzingis is practically unheard of, especially for the reasons that the Knicks are considering trading him.Tension between Porzingis and the Knicks rose following a missed exit interview following the season; Porzingis’s brother has acted as an intermediary since. But the rift goes all the way back to the 2015 draft, when Jackson reportedly preferred Duke center Jahlil Okafor for, let’s say unconventional reasons. Following the season, Jackson expressed concerns about Porzingis’s ability to stand up to a full season’s schedule, and bizarrely complimented him for going a full game without taking a 3-pointer. Jackson has openly antagonized star Carmelo Anthony for months, which frustrated Porzingis, who sees Anthony as a mentor. And with the team president in open war with his two best players, the Knicks have held pre-draft workouts accentuating the Triangle offense — a system neither quite fits, and which likely precludes the Knicks’ selecting top prospects such as De’Aaron Fox.According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the Knicks, who currently hold the No. 8 pick, have been in touch with every team that has a top-5 pick, and are looking for one of those picks in addition to a talented young star. For instance, Ian Begley reports that potential Phoenix deals include Dragan Bender or Marquese Chriss along with the No. 4 pick. But even in the best case scenario, the sort of young player the Knicks could get from the teams in the top five accentuates the trouble with trading a player like Porzingis.Prospects like Chriss or Julius Randle of the Lakers or even Jaylen Brown on the Celtics all have potential, but it’s uncertain whether they’ll fulfill it and become playoff-caliber starters. And that uncertainty goes double for whomever the Knicks draft, whether it’s Jackson’s reported favorite, Kansas’s Josh Jackson, or the big man the team has reportedly eyed as a Porzingis replacement, Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen. Porzingis has room to improve as well, but fulfilling potential is much less in doubt — he’s already incredibly valuable on the floor. Rudy Gobert1078903-175-2.16 Draymond Green1066866-200-2.64 Anthony Davis839700-139-1.86 LaMarcus Aldridge706596-110-1.53 Dealing a young player who has made an immediate impact is exceedingly rare. Next to this paragraph is a list of every player since 1980 who was traded in the first three years of his career, despite being 22 or younger (Porzingis is 21) and ranked in the top 100 of Win Shares through his first two seasons.Win Shares aren’t an absolute measure of a player’s worth — Porzingis trails the marks set by fringe NBA players such as Josh Childress and Nenad Kristic through two years — but they’re good enough to give us a broad peer group. For the most part, a team only parts with a promising young player when its hand is forced either by the salary cap or by the player himself.Webber, for instance, had negotiated an opt-out into his rookie deal, and forced a trade due to disagreement with coach Don Nelson. Elton Brand, traded after his second season, was a flight risk at a time before restricted free agency gave home teams an advantage in retaining players. As one of the most valuable rookies ever drafted, Kevin Johnson was traded by the Cavaliers — the worst franchise of the decade — as part of a lopsided deal for Larry Nance and Mike Sanders. Arenas was a second-round pick and restricted free agent. He flipped a coin to decide where to sign; the coin came up Washington and spawned a new rule. You know about James Harden.Under slightly different circumstances, Jackson would have the right idea. The Knicks have needs at virtually every position; talent-poor teams are supposed to roll large assets into smaller ones in the hopes of turning one potential star into two or three starters. But Porzingis isn’t just a prospect. He’s the sort of concrete asset that teams like the Knicks should be turning their organization inside-out to make happy.Porzingis’s offensive numbers flattened out in his sophomore season, which may seem like reason for concern. But underneath modest gains to his overall shooting percentage, Porzingis made improvements in key areas. He scored much better around the rim, improving from 57.6 to 70.1 percent on shots from 0 to 3 feet, and from midrange, improving from 40.5 to 48.2 percent from 10 to 16 feet. This was offset by a nosedive on his percentage on long 2s, but he also took fewer of those shots in his second season in favor of more 3-pointers as he adjusted to the NBA 3-point line. Still, he was a good but not exceptional offensive player in a year when fellow young, big stars Karl-Anthony Towns and (especially) Nikola Jokic had breakout seasons.But while Porzingis has untapped potential on offense, he’s already one of the best defensive players in the league. Here’s a chart showing the defenders who affected opponents’ shot value the most in the regular season1These values are based on the NBA’s player-tracking data, which covers shot location, defender location and other variables. The “expected” value is what a shooter would make against an average defender given shot distance and the time on the shot clock, and the actual value is the result that the listed defender allowed.: Brevin KnightKevin Johnson Hedo TurkogluStephon Marbury Alonzo MourningJoe Smith Jason KiddWayman Tisdale James HardenTerry Cummings Though he isn’t as well known for his defense as peers on this list, his production stands alongside that of some of the best defensive players in the league. Meanwhile, Towns was ranked 79th, and Jokic was 479th out of 485. In an environment where teams are increasingly packing a few specialized skills into their big men, Porzingis’s ability to protect the rim, score inside and stretch the floor make him ready to contribute to a contending team right now, today, even if he isn’t quite ready to carry an offense.In sum, Porzingis’s production outpaces his hype. That makes his place on the trading block something familiar to Knicks fans: a reality even more nightmarish than advertised.VIDEO: Why the No. 1 pick is such a valuable crapshoot The small list of young, good players who were traded Which defenders hampered opponents’ shooting the most? Carlos BoozerMichael Beasley Myles Turner1014890-124-1.53 read more

Prince Philip crash Woman who broke wrist considering personal injury claim

Her friend, Ellie Townsend, 28, who was driving,… Ms Fairweather was one of two women in the Kia, which was left on a verge after colliding with the Duke of Edinburgh’s car. Admitting she had hoped for an apology from the Duke and “a card and a bunch of flowers” from the Queen, she claimed the injury affected her independence and may require surgery. A mother who broke her wrist in a car crash with the Duke of Edinburgh is considering a personal injury claim, it has emerged, as she called for the 97-year-old to stop driving. Emma Fairweather, who was a ­passenger in a Kia Carens car which collided with the Duke’s Land Rover, said she felt “ignored and rejected” by the Royal family after the accident. read more

Iceland beat Sweden in first warmup night for EURO 2018

Two teams which will meet at Men’s EHF EURO 2018 in Croatia, Iceland and Sweden playing against eachother in EHF week. In the first clash, Icelandic team beat “three crowns” 31:29 (18:13).Two teams will play in Group in Split alongside host team of Croatia and Serbia.Three teams will reach Main Round in Zagreb.Iceland–Sweden 31–29 (18–15)Iceland: Olafur Gudmundsson 6, Bjarki Mar Elisson 5, Janus Dadi Smarason 4, Omar Ingi Magnusson 4, Arnor Thor Gunnarsson 3, Runar Karason 3, Asgeir Örn Hallgrimsson 2, Daniel Thor Ingason 2, Atli Ævar Ingolfsson, Arnar Freyr Arnarsson.Sweden: Fredric Pettersson 6, Niclas Ekberg 4, Simon Jeppsson 3, Hampus Wanne 3, Lukas Nilsson 3, Oscar Bergendahl 2, Jerry Tollbring 2, Albin Lagergren 2, Mattias Zachrisson 2, Andreas Cederholm 2 Iceland handball ← Previous Story Mikkel Hansen is Danish handball player 2016/2017 Next Story → Masters Handball World Cup 2018 in five categories read more

Nurse Helen Zahos nominated for Greek International Women Awards

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Helen Zahos has once again been recognised for her work and humanitarian efforts with a nomination in the Social Responsibility category in this year’s Greek International Women Awards (GIWA).Speaking to Neos Kosmos, the registered nurse and paramedic says she couldn’t feel prouder as a Greek Australian woman to be part of the awards and to be representing her birth country.“I feel really privileged and honoured to be considered worthy of being nominated, particularly looking at the other nominees,” Zahos says.Based in London, the awards are designed to recognise, reward, and celebrate Greek women’s professional achievements and outstanding performances around the world across a range of fields, and Zahos couldn’t be a more fitting candidate.This year alone the registered emergency nurse and paramedic has volunteered her services in Greece to assist with the refugee crisis, and in Iraq to help set up a field clinic in ISIS territory. Meanwhile the Queenslander has also volunteered closer to home in the Northern Territory to help victims of the Bali bombings, in the Philippines to assist locals in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, in Nepal following a horrific earthquake, and on Christmas Island and Nauru.Despite all the injustice she has faced around the world, when asked about the biggest challenge she has faced to date, her humour shines through, replying “my mother”. “Well breaking the news to my mother: ‘Mum, I’m going to Iraq’ or ‘Mum, I’m leaving for Nepal there has been an earthquake’. You know exactly the montage of disapproving looks and words of resignation that were given, particularly being a Greek mother! We have a running joke that it’s yet another ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’,” she laughs.“In all seriousness though, each disaster that I attended had its own challenges, from sleeping on mountains with continuing aftershocks and landslides, still being in danger; with no running water or power or infrastructure; to dealing with families that had lost loved ones, or leaving people behind to die.”However the most challenging experience for Zahos thus far has been the refugee crisis in Greece, and bearing witness to the impact on an already struggling country with limited resources. “It was a lot more personal than the other disasters I had attended,” says Zahos, whose parents were born in Katerini.But despite what seems to be neverending adversity, Zahos says she can’t help but persevere having seen the difference an individual can make, even with limited resources. “I guess for me, nursing is a way of life not just a job,” she says.“You make a difference just by listening to a grieving parent, or holding an orphaned child, giving someone that is thirsty some water to drink or wrapping them in a blanket when it is cold. Doing this without prejudice for race or religion is just basic humanity. When you hear firsthand accounts of the journey some people have been on just to survive and how by chance you were born into a completely different life, it inspires you to go on and continue helping.”For her next mission, Zahos has her sights set on a rather personal project that will take her back to her ancestral roots. After cancer took her father in Australia and two uncles in Greece, and after witnessing the difference in services available in each country, she is looking to raise funds to help set up a hospice centre in Katerini for palliative cancer patients who are nearing the end of their life, to die with dignity. In the meantime she is taking a much needed rest, before heading to East Arnhem Land to work in an indigenous community. “As you know, we have our own problems here close to home,” she says.While already an inspiration to so many, it is no surprise that Zahos sees her potential win as a chance to give back, and to empower other women to realise their own potential.“I hope to inspire other Greek women to follow their dreams, to help them push passed the fear or negative thoughts that may be holding them back, particularly when they want to pursue their careers and think they aren’t good enough,” she says. “I’m just a normal, ordinary person who has had the opportunity to do some extraordinary things. If I can do it, they can too.”Voting is open to anyone to submit their choices until Tuesday 31 October. Judges will announce the winners at a ceremony at the British Museum in London on 9 December. To cast your vote, visit the Greek international Women Awards at https://goo.gl/8duUmylast_img read more

Le démantèlement de la centrale de Brennilis a repris

first_imgLe démantèlement de la centrale de Brennilis a reprisQuatre ans après l’arrêt du démantèlement de la centrale de Brennilis, celui-ci reprend, contesté par les antinucléaires qui le jugent “risqué” et “prématuré”.La centrale de Brennilis fut inaugurée en 1966 et a fonctionné pendant près de 20 ans. Mais depuis qu’elle a cessé sa production en 1985, cette unité à eau lourde attend pour être totalement démantelée. En 2007, les associations avaient ainsi obtenu l’arrêt du démantèlement total, jugé risqué par les antinucléaires en l’absence de toute enquête publique préalable. “C’est aussi risqué que prématuré car on inclut les échangeurs de chaleur qui sont à l’intérieur de l’enceinte réacteur”, s’indigne Chantal Cuisnier, de Sortir du Nucléaire Cornouailles.De son côté, le directeur du site, Jean-Christophe Couty, indique que “tout est prêt aujourd’hui pour engager le démantèlement partiel, le chantier préparatoire a commencé”. Il précise que “le projet d’EDF est de démanteler sans attendre”, avec l’objectif de tout finir à l’horizon 2020-2030. Ce qui doit se faire dans le “respect de la sécurité, de l’environnement et de la santé des travailleurs”. Parallèlement à la relance des travaux, EDF lance une nouvelle demande d’autorisation pour démanteler le bloc réacteur, sa cuve et son enceinte. “Je comprends le souhait de faire disparaître cette verrue, mais il faut bien comprendre que ce terrain sera contaminé à jamais, essayons de ne pas aggraver le problème en démantelant trop vite”, dit Chantal Cuisnier. En effet, pour les antinucléaires, “cela ne sert à rien de transporter ailleurs les déchets radioactifs, c’est une fuite en avant” et il faut ouvrir un “vrai débat démocratique” sur la fin de vie des centrales, rapporte TV5monde. Une superficie réduite de 44 hectares À lire aussiLe pied d’éléphant, cette effrayante masse radioactive cachée dans les entrailles de TchernobylAutres sujets de contestation de la part des militants : le coût du démantèlement qui reste flou et la cartographie exacte des contaminations qui n’est pas connue. EDF, ne communique qu’un montant global prévisionnel pour l’ensemble du parc obsolète, à savoir “deux milliards d’euros pour neuf centrales”. Concernant les pollutions du site, la direction se contente de répondre que “les conséquences des différents événements accidentels inscrits dans l’historique de la centrale sont faibles en terme de surface et de contamination”. L’installation de Brennilis a déjà été grandement réduite, et plusieurs bâtiments ont déjà disparu. La superficie du site est passée de cinquante à six hectares. Pour l’heure, environ 100.000 tonnes de déchets (dont 20% radioactifs) ont été déblayés. EDF a également indiqué que les combustibles usagés et fluides contaminés déjà évacués ont été entreposés à Cadarache “dans l’attente de traitement approprié”, les déchets les plus radioactifs étant stockés dans l’Ain, au Bugey. Par ailleurs, des consultations ont commencé pour l’implantation d’une centrale de production d’électricité au gaz.Le 24 octobre 2011 à 13:51 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Inter Milan join the race for Cesc Fabregas

first_imgThe race for Cesc Fabregas appears to be heating up with Inter Milan having reportedly joinedThe Chelsea midfielder, who joined from Barcelona in the summer of 2014, has missed all four of the Blues’ opening Premier League matches this season with a minor knee problem.And new head coach Maurizio Sarri is yet to give any indication on whether Fabregas is a part of his midfield plans at Stamford Bridge.The 59-year-old brought compatriot Jorginho with him from Napoli this summer and the Italian has performed well alongside N’Golo Kante, Ross Barkley and Mateo Kovacic at the heart of the Chelsea midfield.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.Therefore, Fabregas’ future at West London is now in big doubt.The Spaniard has already attracted the interest of AC Milan with the Daily Express now claiming that Inter are set to join the hunt for the former Arsenal captain.Fabregas has made over 180 appearances for Chelsea since his arrival from Barcelona in 2014.The 31-year-old’s current deal will expire at the end of the season.last_img read more

Trump tweets may get slapped with Twitters new warning label

first_img7:49 Mobile Politics Now playing: Watch this: Senators grill Twitter and Facebook over alleged political… Share your voice Twitter Tags Originally published July 27 9:42 a.m. PT.Updates, 10:06 a.m.: Adds more background. And June 28: Adds more details on Twitter’s notice. 12 Comments Twitter says it’s trying to protect the health of the public conversation. James Martin/CNET Twitter is changing how it handles tweets from politicians and government leaders — including President Donald Trump — that violate its rules but are still in the public’s interest. The social network on Thursday said it’ll start placing a notice over tweets that break its rules, and users will have to clip or tap on the warning to see the tweet.publicnoticeAn example of what the notice will look like in Twitter feeds. Twitter “Sometimes, we decide that it may be in the public’s interest for certain Tweets to remain on Twitter, even if they would otherwise break our rules,” the company’s safety team said in a tweet. “We’re going to start using a new notice to make it clear when we make these decisions.”The change will apply to verified government officials and political candidates, as well as people being considered for a government position, who have more than 100,000 followers. Before seeing the tweet, people will have to click on a notice that says, “The Twitter Rules about abusive behavior apply to this Tweet. However, Twitter has determined it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain available.”The change is part of Twitter’s recent efforts to combat harassment and abuse on its site. The company has previously argued against removing problematic tweets from world leaders, including Trump, because they’re considered in the public interest. President Trump, a prolific Twitter user, has on multiple occasions accused social media companies of being biased against conservatives. Social media companies, for their part, have apologized for how they’ve handled some conservative content, but deny any bias and say they don’t censor political views. So far, Trump hasn’t tweeted about Twitter’s latest move. In addition to putting the notice over tweets that break its rules, Twitter said those tweets will appear less prominently on the site and won’t show up in places like safe search or the Explore tab. The notice won’t be applied to any tweets sent before Thursday.A team including regional members will decide when to use the notice and consider things like the potential harm from the rule violation, whether preserving the tweet will let people hold politicians accountable and other factors.The White House didn’t respond to a request for comment.last_img read more

Officials close 2 unrecognised schools

first_imgVijayawada: Krishna District Education Officer MV Rajya Lakshmi conducted surprise checks of unrecognised schools and closed two schools on Thursday. Accompanied by Deputy Educational Officer and Mandal Educational Officers, she visited Oxford English Medium School at Ramavarappadu which was conducting classes in an apartment and seized that school for not having recognition. Also Read – DGP Gautam Sawang warns over objectional posts on social media Advertise With Us Later, they visited Ravindra Bharati Next Gen School at Tulasinagar and also seized it as the school had no recognition. They also visited Akshara School at Ashok Nagar, Bandar Road and warned them for not renewing school recognition and gave two days time as they were shifting the school premises. Speaking to media, Rajya Lakshmi said that the parents should be aware of the recognition of the school before joining their children in the schools. She said that they will continue checks and would seize all the schools which are not having recognition or proper facilities as per the norms. She warned the private and corporate schools which are running without recognition to face the consequences.last_img read more

Antigay lawyer sued to marry his laptop and was turned down for

first_imgHis reasoning? His laptop isn’t old enough.US District Court Judge David Nuffer rejected a lawsuit leveled by Chris Sevier, who filed it in protest against marriage equality.He claimed if two men or two women could marry, he should be able to marry his laptop.He also amended the lawsuit to include John Gunter Jr and Whitney Kohl, who sought the right to enter into a polygamous marriage.Sevier sued the state which refused to issue wedding licenses.Judge Neffer ordered the magistrate judge to toss the litigation. It declared Sevier was not interested in marrying his laptop, but to overturn marriage equality.Sevier told Fox 13 he was appealing the decision.‘Other Plaintiffs will come behind us to sue the State once again, only this time they will not be pleading in the alternative under the Fourteenth Amendment to expand marriage to other parody forms if the Court wants to continue to advance the ploy and the unprincipled misapplication of the Fourteenth Amendment that is the hallmark of Obergefell,’ he wrote.‘The District Court in our case is guilty of perpetrating Constitutional, political, and judicial malpractice.‘The Utah District Court is immensely dishonest and untrustworthy.‘Because the Court perpetrated dereliction of duties owed to the United States Constitution, we will be pressuring oversight to remove the District Court judges from office for cause.’ A federal judge has turned down a man who wanted to marry his laptop. GAYSTARNEWS- Sevier has been disbarred from practicing law in Tennessee.The Utah Attorney General told the judge that unless Sevier’s laptop was over 15, it could not consent to any marriage.Utah Attorney General David Wolf said he would continue to defend the state’s laws.‘Prior to Obergefell, same-sex individuals did not have the right to marry. The attorney general took the position he would defend the law as expressed by the people of Utah,’ he said.‘After Obergefell, the law of the land is same sex couples have the constitutional right to marry. Our office defends the law.’He hasn’t just tried to marry his laptopSevier has had a long history of bizarre news-making stunts.He was previously charged with stalking and harassing both country star John Rich and a 17-year-old girl.The lawyer failed to pay child support and violated a restraining order by communicating with his former wife. The order came from Sevier’s 2011 arrest and conviction for assaulting his father-in-law.In 2013, he sued Apple for selling him a computer without pre-installed pornography filters. He claims this led to an addiction and dissolution of his marriage to a woman.The complaint read: ‘The Plaintiff began desiring, younger more beautiful girls featured in porn videos than his wife, who was no longer 21.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img Chris Sevier wants to marry his laptop Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Louisiana lawsuit against library claims drag queens reading to kids is ‘unconstitutional’What if Donald Trump was gay? He won’t be married….Let Hawaii Happen – A Surprise LGBT Wedding videoRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/anti-gay-lawyer-sued-marry-laptop-turned-hilarious-reason/last_img read more

SeaWorld contest winner wins prize package worth more than 2500

first_img TORONTO — Carole Williams, a travel and cruise expert based in Sudbury, ON, has been named the grand prize winner of SeaWorld’s ‘Fun with Purpose Contest’.The contest, which launched with Travelweek on Travelweek.ca/contests, ran from May 15 to June 16.Williams has won two return airfare for two to Orlando, a four-night stay at a SeaWorld preferred hotel partner, two length of stay park admissions to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica and Busch Gardens, two Behind-The-Scene tours at SeaWorld Orlando, and transportation to and from Orlando airport.The total grand prize package is valued at $2,568.“I am very excited about winning this vacation to SeaWorld as I have never been,” said Williams, adding that learning more about the various things to see and do in destination will make it even easier for her to sell to clients. “I am most excited about the Animal Experiences. I know I will enjoy part of SeaWorld because it has so much to offer.”More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthTo enter more contests, go to http://www.travelweek.ca/contests/. Share Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Posted by SeaWorld contest winner wins prize package worth more than $2,500center_img Travelweek Group Tags: Contest, SeaWorld, Winner << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Australia maintains top number of visitors to Fiji in 2015

first_imgHilton Fiji Beach Resort & SpaGenuine collaboration amongst tourism industry stakeholders and an enabling economic environment to invest in the growth and development of the Fijian tourism industry are the key reasons behind the record 754,835 visitor arrivals to Fiji in 2015.Tourism Fiji’s visitor arrivals target for 2015 was set at 714,000.Tourism Fiji executive chairman Mr Truman BradleyThese sentiments reverberated strongly from Tourism Fiji executive chairman Mr Truman Bradley following the release of the provisional 2015 visitor arrivals figures from the Fiji Bureau of Statistics (FBoS). This means that the current visitor arrival number is a nine per cent increase compared to the 2014 record.“2015 is a milestone year for the tourism industry in Fiji. The growth of the industry is unparalleled. We have well and truly surpassed all expectations and we should all be proud of it,” Mr Bradley says.“We were quite confident of achieving this target towards the latter half of 2015, and thus evaluated what was working for us and what we can improve on. Tourism Fiji is ardently supporting the industry to continue to raise the bar. We must also acknowledge the efforts of the Fijian government without whose support achieving this goal would have been impossible,” he adds.Mr Bradley emphasises that the hard work and dedication of all stakeholders involved, whether as an individual or an organisation, to attract more visitors to the country does not stop here.“Tourism Fiji will continue to strategically market and brand destination Fiji by working with industry partners to maintain this positive trend. The increase of existing routes seat capacity to our short haul markets and the inclusion of new routes by Fiji Airways such as Singapore and San Francisco provides us the much needed boost to contribute significantly to our 2016 visitor arrival targets,” he adds.The FBoS provisional visitor arrivals for December reached a record 65,951, an increase of 10.8 per cent compared to 2014, and increases were recorded from all of Tourism Fiji’s key source markets, with traditional markets Australia and New Zealand making 67.1 per cent of the total.Australia maintained its position at the top with 367,273 visitors, making 48.7 per cent of the total arrivals. New Zealand followed with 138,537, accounting for 18.4 per cent.The North American Market (United States and Canada) sits on third place with 79,540 visitors (10.6 per cent), Europe had 31,195 arrivals (4.1 per cent), United Kingdom had 16,716 (2.2 per cent), China had 40,174 (5.3 per cent), India had 3,352 (0.4 per cent), and South Korea had 6,700 (0.9 per cent).Others countries, including Japan, Rest of Asia, Pacific Islands, and Others made up 71,348 arrivals (9.4 per cent). Visit FijiSource = Tourism Fijilast_img read more

New York AG Threatens Action for Alleged Settlement Violations

first_imgNew York AG Threatens Action for Alleged Settlement Violations Share “”New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman””:http://www.ag.ny.gov/ revealed plans Monday to take legal action against Bank of America and Wells Fargo for allegedly violating terms under the national mortgage settlement “”reached””:http://www.dsnews.com/articles/robo-signing-settlement-finalized-2012-02-09 in February 2012. [IMAGE]Schneiderman’s office is accusing the banks of 339 servicing violations since October 2012 related to the timeline for processing mortgage modifications. More specifically, the office named four servicing standards mandated under the settlement that the banks allegedly violated, one of which requires the servicer to make a loan modification decision within 30 days of receiving a complete mod application. Another requirement allows the borrowers 30 days to submit missing documents or correct issues found in the loan modification application. Borrowers must also receive written acknowledgement regarding receipt of a loan modification application within three business days, and servicers must notify borrowers of all missing documents in the submitted mod application within five business days of receipt. Last year, federal and state officials negotiated a landmark $25 billion mortgage settlement with the two banks and three other large servicers–JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and Ally Financial. “”The five mortgage servicers that signed the National Mortgage Settlement are legally required to take specific, rigorous, and enforceable steps to protect homeowners,”” Schneiderman said in a release. “”Wells Fargo and Bank of America have flagrantly violated those obligations, putting hundreds of homeowners across New York at greater risk of foreclosure. I intend to use every tool available to my office to hold these companies accountable under the terms of the National Mortgage Settlement.””The AG’s office also revealed Schneiderman sent a “”letter””:http://www.ag.ny.gov/pdfs/Letter%20to%20Monitoring%20Committee%20NYS%20AG%205%206%2013.pdf last week to the settlement monitor Joseph Smith and to each member of the Monitoring Committee, notifying them of his intention to sue the banks if the committee does not act. According to a release from the office, Schneiderman plans to ask the court to impose injunctive relief and to require strict compliance under the mortgage settlement.Bank of America issued a statement in response to Schneiderman’s intent to sue. “”Through March we have provided relief for more than 10,000 New York homeowners through the National Mortgage Settlement, totaling more than $1 billion. Attorney General Schneiderman has referenced 129 customer servicing problems which we take seriously and will work quickly to address. This agreement has been good for New York, and we continue using these beneficial programs to assist troubled homeowners in New York and nationally,”” a BofA spokesperson stated in an email. A Wells Fargo spokesperson said the bank did not have a comment at the time of publication. May 6, 2013 412 Views center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bank of America Compliance Investors Justice Department Lenders & Servicers Service Providers Wells Fargo 2013-05-06 Esther Cho in Servicinglast_img read more

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