The crowning of Olympiacos

first_imgOlympiacos was given the Greek champion’s trophy today in “Peace and Friendship” arena, in front of thousands of the Reds’ fans.Some impressive banners were in order to welcome the champs.The ceremony began with children from the club’s academies who were presented to the crowd and received a warm applause.Then the lights were shut to welcome the players and technical staff of Olympiacos.One by one the players of the team entered the court in order to receive their medals… and captain Vassilis Spanoulis lifted the trophy.Giorgos Printezis could not hide his emotions. He lost his father the day before Game 1 of the Finals and the whole series took place  during one of the most difficult periods of his life.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

PV Sindhu 7th highest paid female athlete in the world: Forbes

first_imgPV Sindhu broke into the top 10 paid female athletes lost in the world, according to an annual list published by Forbes on Tuesday.Sindhu, at 7th, is the only Indian female athlete in the top 10 list, that is predominantly dominant by tennis players.Sindhu’s stock has only gone north both on and off the field after her sensational show at the Rio Games in Brazil in 2016. Sindhu bagged silver in badminton at the 2016 Summer Games and since then, she one would say has been the face of Indian badminton.Sindhu earns USD 8.5 million per-year according ti the annual list published by Forbes. Other than her, retired race car driver Danica Patrick (USD 7.5 million) is the only non-tennis player in the top 10 list that is lead by Serena Williams for thr third consecutive year. Patrick is ninth in the list.Williams, who returned to competition in March after giving birth last September, earned USD 62,000 in winnings over the past year but received USD 18.1 million from an endorsement portfolio unmatched among women in sports, Forbes said.Williams, who will try to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slam titles when she competes at the August 27-September 9 U.S. Open in New York, earned twice as much off the court as any other female athlete, according to Forbes.Dane Caroline Wozniacki, who captured her maiden grand slam title at this year’s Australian Open, was second on the list with combined earnings of ($13 million) while reigning U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens (USD 11.2 million) was third.advertisementSpaniard Garbine Muguruza ($11 million) and Russian Maria Sharapova (USD 10.5 million) rounded out the top five.In June, Forbes issued a ranking of the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes and it did not feature a woman.Williams, who was the only woman on the list the previous year, dropped out of the chart while taking time off to have a baby.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Pollard was unstoppable: KXIP batting coach Sriram in awe of MI stand-in captain

first_imgKings XI Punjab had their plans in place but nothing could have worked in the face of an “unstoppable” force called Kieron Pollard, the team’s coach Sridharan Sriram conceded reflecting on the three-wicket loss to Mumbai Indians in the IPL.MI’s stand-in skipper Pollard, who promoted himself in the batting order, struck 10 monstrous sixes and three fours in his 31-ball whirlwind 83 that helped the home team chase down the stiff KXIP target of 198 at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.”We have seen Andre Russell (of Kolkata Knight Riders) doing it a few times. (But) this was extraordinary. To do 13 an over for like 13 overs – took some doing and only someone like Pollard could do that,” said Sriram after his side lost on the last ball.Sriram defended his bowling unit that, barring Mohammed Shami (3 for 21), was carted all over the park by Pollard.”At that point of time you have to be positive and hopefully he mis-hits one. I think our plans were good but just that today he was unstoppable,” added Sriram.His team missed crossing the 200-run mark after being well-poised when openers Chris Gayle (63 in 36 balls) and KL Rahul (100 not out in 64 balls) put on 116 in 77 balls, but Sriram felt that the final Punjab score of 197 for four was better than par for the course.”We didn’t have any target. I thought 185-190 was par for this wicket we were happy what we got,” said Sriram, who has also been a bowling coach for the Australian team in the past.advertisementGayle left in the 13th over and the scoring rate dropped before Rahul smacked a few sixes off Hardik Pandya’s penultimate over to up it. Sriram defended his batsmen.”These things (slowing down) just tend to happen. Someone can’t keep hitting for all the 20 overs. It’s hard to get going like that,” the former India left arm spinner said.He also defended the Punjab’s tactics of going into an IPL game with only five bowlers.”That’s how our combination works right now. We have had success as a bowling unit doing this. You got to take such a day like this one; can’t do much,” he said.Also Read | IPL not ideal yardstick, but little choice left for India selectors ahead of World CupAlso Read | Will not consider IPL performances for World Cup selection: MSK PrasadAlso Watch | Great to have someone like Chris Gayle in KXIP: KL Rahullast_img read more

Hyundai Heavy Sees Lower Net Income Still in Black

first_imgzoom South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries, one of the country’s Big Three shipyards, has managed to stay in the black for the third quarter in a row.According to the company’s stock exchange filing, Hyundai Heavy saw its net income for the third quarter of 2016 at KRW 334.4 billion (USD 294.9 million).Although the figure was 14.7 percent lower than the KRW 392.3 billion reached in the second quarter of the year, it was a turnaround compared to a net loss of KRW 617.6 billion reported in the third quarter of 2015.HHI’s operating income for the period plunged to KRW 321.8 billion from KRW 557.2 billion, representing a 42.2 percent change. Compared to the third quarter of 2015, the company said that its operating income saw a turnaround from an operating loss of KRW 897.7 billion.The company’s sales decreased by 10.3 percent to KRW 8.8 trillion from KRW 9.8 trillion seen in the previous quarter, and by 19 percent compared to KRW 10.9 trillion recorded in the third quarter of 2015.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Il y a des vaccins contre la grippe et la recommandation est

first_imgLes représentants de la santé publique continuent d’inviter fortement les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner contre la grippe. Le fabricant du vaccin antigrippal a en réserve 10 900 doses de ce vaccin pour la Nouvelle-Écosse. La majorité de ces doses sera envoyée en Nouvelle-Écosse et distribuée la semaine prochaine. Une certaine quantité sera mise à la disposition d’autres provinces par l’entremise du groupe de travail sur l’approvisionnement en vaccins à l’échelle nationale. « Nous prêtons 1 300 doses du vaccin antigrippal à d’autres provinces qui font face à une plus forte demande. Le reste viendra en Nouvelle-Écosse, a déclaré le Dr Frank Atherton, médecin-hygiéniste en chef adjoint. Nous encourageons les Néo-Écossais, surtout les adultes d’âge moyen et les enfants de moins de cinq ans, à profiter de l’accessibilité à ces vaccins et à se faire vacciner. » La saison de la grippe avance et, partout au Canada, il y a eu des cas de grippe graves et des décès attribués à la grippe. En Nouvelle-Écosse, deux personnes qui avaient des problèmes de santé sont morts de la grippe. « Nous offrons nos plus sincères condoléances aux familles de ces patients, a déclaré le Dr Atherton. Malheureusement, il arrive que des décès soient liés à la grippe en Nouvelle-Écosse. C’est pourquoi il est important pour les Néo-Écossais de se faire vacciner afin de se protéger et de protéger les autres. » Le vaccin antigrippal est gratuit pour tous les Néo-Écossais. Il offre entre autres une protection contre la grippe H1N1. Le vaccin est administré par les médecins de famille, les infirmières en milieu de pratique familiale, les infirmières praticiennes, les pharmaciens et lors de cliniques organisées par les Services de la santé publique et certains employeurs. « Nous avons fourni 435 000 doses du vaccin antigrippal cette année, un nombre plus élevé que jamais, et nous offrons maintenant le vaccin dans les pharmacies en plus des endroits traditionnels afin que plus de Néo-Écossais se fassent vacciner, a dit le Dr Atherton. Une augmentation du nombre de personnes vaccinées, en plus de simples précautions telles que se laver les mains et se couvrir la bouche avec le bras pour tousser, contribuent à prévenir la propagation de la grippe. » Des mises à jour régulières sur la saison grippale sont affichées chaque mercredi sur le site Web du ministère de la Santé et du Mieux-être au http://novascotia.ca/dhw/cdpc/respiratory-watch.asp (en anglais seulement). Les mises à jour montrent les tendances de l’activité grippale dans la province. Pour plus d’informations sur la grippe et la façon de l’éviter, allez à http://novascotia.ca/DHW/flu/.last_img read more

FB Libras prospects look dim but crypto currencies roll on

first_imgWashington DC: Facebook’s planned global digital coin Libra has run into a wall of opposition in Washington that could prevent its launch as envisioned, but analysts say cryptocurrencies are likely to make gains around the world nonetheless. The plan by Facebook and its partners has generated skepticism from US lawmakers and G7 finance ministers as well as from central banks and regulators globally. Lawmakers have also raised concerns over Facebook’s spotty record on privacy and data protection. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsFacebook’s scale — with some 2.7 billion users for all its applications — means the proposed Libra currency could roil the global financial system and make the job harder for the world’s central banks. “If people are using Libra as a stored value and holding a lot of money in it, you might have less effective monetary policy,” said Martin Chorzempa, a research fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. The US Federal Reserve, for example, “can affect the dollar but it might not affect Libra in the same way.” Also Read – Coking coal shipments rise 15 pc to 29 MT at 12 state-run ports in Apr-SepSince the Libra would likely hold the dollar, euro and other major currencies as reserve assets, the impact could be significant in “emerging markets or developing countries where people want to get rid of those currencies,” Chorzempa said. “Imagine the demand for Libra in a place like Venezuela,” where the currency has collapsed from hyperinflation. Hoping to avoid the wild swings of other virtual currencies, Libra would be governed by a non-profit association backing up the coin with a basket of major global currencies. Lamont Black, a finance professor at DePaul University, said Facebook has yet to fully explain how the Libra Association, with up to 100 members, would operate. “That’s really the role of a central bank,” Black said. Libra is most likely “dead in the water,” at least for the US market, said analyst and cryptocurrency investor Lou Kerner. There are “too many regulatory bodies and government agencies with potential oversight responsibilities, too much uncertainty at Libra about what it’s going to be, and too little knowledge about the topic for there to be consensus around a regulatory framework.” Kerner said the US government wants the dollar to be the global reserve currency, and will oppose any “threat to that.” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said that Facebook must meet “a very high standard before they have access to the financial system.” G7 finance ministers also expressed a “need for action” on Libra at a meeting this week. “One has to wonder how much more criticism Facebook wants to take before it cuts bait,” said Nicholas Colas of DataTrek Research.last_img read more

The Red Nose African Convoy

first_imgAs the UK gears-up for this year’s Red Nose Day, the Red Nose African Convoy sees six celebrities swap their home comforts for life on the road as they take the British public on a journey to show how the money they raise is helping to change lives every single day.The documentary follows David Baddiel, Hugh Dennis, Katy Brand, Michaela Coel, Reggie Yates and Russell Kane as they take to the wheel and act as outriders to a convoy of HGVs travelling from Kenya to Uganda to deliver crucial supplies to Comic Relief funded projects.With a cast of comedy favourites, old friends and new acquaintances coming together to see Comic Relief cash in action, viewers can expect more than a few twists and turns and bumps in the road, as the famous six turn expert convoy outriders and DIY superstars to assemble delivery beds, hand out mosquito nets and take on challenging driving terrain.Their epic journey takes the famous six through communities affected by many of the health issues that Comic Relief works to address, including remote villages with no access to healthcare and a massive slum with small healthcare facilities serving thousands of people. They meet inspiring individuals dedicated to changing lives in their community and discover the huge difference Red Nose Day money is making.Katy Brand, who is paired up with fellow comedian Russell Kane, said: “I’ve watched Comic Relief on TV for as long as I can remember and I have donated every time, like millions of others have, so to be given the chance to go and actually see projects that have benefitted directly from the money was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. Plus I have always longed to spend six days in a car with Russell Kane.”Money raised this Red Nose Day will be spent helping some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK and some of the world’s poorest communities. Visit rednoseday.com to find out more.The Red Nose African Convoy airs on Thursday 23rd March at 9pm on BBC One.last_img read more

Bengal braces for stormy weekend as Fani approaches

first_imgKolkata: With less than 24 hours left for Cyclone Fani to make landfall in neighbouring Odisha coast, the West Bengal government and civic bodies on Thursday worked on war footing to cope with the storm set to travel across state starting early Saturday. The state government and the Kolkata Municipal Corporation are bracing for a severely stormy weekend. During the day decision was taken to shift people living in low lying areas to safer places. Schools were asked to prepone summer vacations as Fani hovered around 835 km southwest of Kolkata and 650 km south-southwest of Digha. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja “We have heard that the cyclone has turned towards Bengal and it will also hit Kolkata. But people should not panic unnecessarily. All precautionary steps are being taken to prevent any loss of life,” city mayor Firhad Hakim told the reporters. With squally winds at 70 to 80 kmph gusting up to 100 kmph expected to accompany showers starting late Friday, advertisers have been ‘instructed to remove hoardings’ which could prove dangerous, Hakim said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway Steps were also afoot to ‘accommodate occupants of dilapidated buildings in nearby schools’. Heavy to very heavy rains were predicted over Medinipur, 24 South Parganas, Kolkata, Howrah, Bankura, Hooghly and Bardhaman, the Skymet said. By Saturday, rains will cover central parts of the state — Krishnanagar, Birbhum, Murshidabad, and Malda. Skymet has predicted light to moderate rains, along with one or two heavy spells over these areas. By Sunday, the cyclonic storm Fani was expected to lose strength and move towards Bangladesh. As a result, weather would gradually start clearing up over the entire state, the weather forcaster said. Hawkers have been instructed to keep away from the streets. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has formed a team along with various departments like the Police and Disaster Management to monitor the measures being initiated to prevent any untoward happenings. “The pumping stations will be on alert mode from Friday. The Public Health Engineering Department is ready with water pouches and relief materials,” Hakim added. “We are requesting all the schools to declare holiday, especially on Saturday. The corporation schools have already given a circular for holiday till Saturday,” he said. The state Education Department issued a circular to the schools to prepone the summer holidays in government and government aided schools and requested the ICSE and CBSE board schools to do the same. The district administrations in the coastal areas were constantly announcing the precaution and measure that every person must take to avoid any accident or disaster. “The cyclone is very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali, around Puri during May 3 afternoon with a maximum sustained wind speed of 170-180 kmph gusting to 200 kmph,” the Regional Meteorological Centre here said in a special bulletin. Also, power and communication poles most likely to get uprooted, kutcha and pucca roads damaged, railway services disrupted and there could be widespread damages to standing crops and plantations, it said. The East Midnapore District administration has been asked to take all preventive measures and maintain a strict vigil on the Digha, Mandarmani and other beaches so as to stop visitors from bathing during the next three days as the sea would be turbulent. Steps have been taken in the coastal areas of Digha to prevent people from going near the sea.last_img read more

Sajith ready to contest Presidency

He said that he will support the current UNP leader for the post of President at the next election if he comes forward to contest. UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa said that he was ready to contest for the post of President at the next Presidential elections.Speaking at the UNP convention today Premadasa said that he had opposed the amendments to the party constitution in the best interest of the party. He said that in his view the next President of the country must be a member of the UNP. However he said if the current leader does not contest then he is ready to nominate himself as a candidate at the Presidential election. read more

Sri Lanka seeks to send more workers to S Korea

Sri Lanka expressed hope Friday that it would be able to send more workers to South Korea as the two countries develop their ties in a wide range of fields, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said, according to the Yonhap.Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and the country’s minister of foreign employment promotion and welfare, Thalatha Atukorale, delivered the message during talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se in Seoul, the ministry said in a press release. Samaraweera is the first Sri Lankan foreign minister to visit South Korea since the launch of the administration of President Maithripala Sirisena last year.In 2014, two-way trade amounted to US$407 million, with South Korea exporting $314 million worth of textiles, steel and chemical machines to Sri Lanka while importing $93 million worth of minerals and woven garments from the South Asian country, according to official data. (Colombo Gazette) More than 42,000 Sri Lankan people have worked in South Korea, contributing to the two countries’ economic development, the ministry quoted Yun as saying during the meeting. The two sides also discussed ways to boost bilateral ties in responding to the political situations on the Korean Peninsula and South Asia as well as in business, labor, development and culture.In particular, the foreign ministers agreed to increase high-level exchange visits, policy consultations and other strategic dialogue ahead of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations next year. Also on the agenda was the countries’ response to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. Samaraweera expressed “deep concern” over the North’s nuclear test on Jan. 6 and long-range rocket launch on Feb. 7, saying Sri Lanka will continue to support South Korea’s position in dealing with the North.Yun called for Sri Lanka’s support for South Korean firms seeking to take part in major urban development projects in the South Asian country and Samaraweera pledged his cooperation. read more

Resident loses over 16000 in vehicle scam

A Norfolk County resident has lost over $16,000 after transferring money to someone they believed was selling them a vehicle.Police were contacted Friday by a resident reporting a fraud.Norfolk OPP say the resident located an advertisement for the vehicle online. Communication with the seller was established and a price was negotiated.The victim then transferred over $16,000 to the seller, expecting the vehicle to arrive a few days later. The vehicle did not arrive and no further contact was made on behalf of the seller.OPP are warning Norfolk County residents to be safe when shopping online, and to make sure the seller actually has the product before handing over any money.“The OPP Norfolk County detachment continues to receive reports from residents stating they have been or attempted to be defrauded,” said Inspector Joseph Varga. “Don’t be a victim. Fraud is a multi-billion dollar enterprise that will only stop when the scammers stop getting money, banking information or personal information,” read more

More details emerge for Human Rights Task Force

Faculty member (in consultation with BUFA)Staff member (in consultation with HR, OSSTF & CUPE)A Faculty Dean (in consultation with the Provost)External (someone who is not currently an employee, student or trustee of Brock and whose background or expertise adds value to the work of the Committee)3. ResourcesThe daily work of the Task Force and the renewal of policies and procedures resulting from its recommendations will be co-ordinated and managed by the Office of the University Legal Counsel/University Secretariat, which may engage external resources.In addition, representatives of the following offices will support the work of the Committee, and be present at Task Force meetings as expert resources:Human rights – The Office of Human Rights and Equity Services, Sexual Violence Prevention Committee, the Racial Climate Task Force, the AODA CoordinatorHuman resources and labour relations – Associate Vice-President, Human ResourcesSecurity and policing – Director, Campus Security Services4. ProcessThe Task Force will follow the steps below:Understand Brock’s legal obligationsUnderstand the concerns with the current policies, processes and supportsSolicit input from the University communityDevelop recommendations for the President for the renewal and harmonization of all relevant policies and procedures5. MeetingsThe Task Force will meet as determined necessary by the Task Force, but no less than monthly, and at the request of the President.6. ProcedureThe Task Force will determine its own procedures.7. ReportingBetween Oct. 1, 2016 and Jan. 1, 2017, the Task Force will have made all of its recommendations to the President.8. TermIt is anticipated that upon completion of its mandate, the Task Force will be dissolved, but the President may elect to continue the Task Force on an ongoing basis to support and further the University’s human rights processes. A letter to the Brock community from Jack Lightstone:I am writing to update the Brock community about an important initiative that I announced three weeks ago, after receiving campus-wide feedback about the University’s handling of a sexual harassment complaint by a former student.In a letter to you March 18, I committed to creating a task force that would examine all of Brock’s policies and procedures that deal with sexual harassment, sexual violence and unprofessional behaviour. I also promised to provide an update before the end of April on the mandate, composition and timelines of this task force.We are making progress on this initiative. I am writing to tell you that the review body will be known as the Human Rights Task Force, and below you will find terms of reference that have been drafted to define its purpose and makeup.Brock will be inclusive of all stakeholders on campus in developing this task force, and before the end of April I expect to be writing to you again, as more of the operational details are established for the Human Rights Task Force.In the meantime, if anyone in the Brock community has comments or suggestions regarding this initiative, I invite you to please email me at president@brocku.caSincerely,Jack LightstonePresident and Vice Chancellor• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Human Rights Task ForceTerms of Reference1. MandateThe Brock University Human Rights Task Force has been established to make recommendations to improve and advance human rights at Brock.The Task Force will provide recommendations to the President to improve Brock’s human rights policies, processes, services and supports. Within the context of meeting all of our legal obligations and, further, adopting best practices, the Task Force is to review and make recommendations regarding:a. Renewal and harmonization of all policies and procedures that impact human rights at Brock, including, but not limited to:i.  Complaint resolution process for human rights matters including investigation, resulting actions, and appeal;ii. The support and protection provided to parties in a complaint resolution process;iii. The privacy and confidentiality requirements of the complaint resolution process;b.  Building awareness of human rights obligations and culture at Brock;c.  Enhancing diversity and inclusivity within the Brock community; and,d.  The organization, staffing and resources of Brock’s human rights office.2. MembershipThe members of the Task Force shall be appointed by the President and shall comprise:ChairVice-ChairStudents:Undergraduate student (in consultation with BUSU)Graduate student (in consultation with GSA) read more

Track and Field Ohio State prepares for matchups against familiar faces in

Ohio State’s Cole Gorski celebrates in mid-air at the Simmons-Harvey Quad in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Jan. 21, 2018. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Lantern ReporterPole vault will be one of the main events Friday at the Buckeye Tune Up, a 22-team meet featuring schools from all three divisions along with some unattached athletes who compete in the meet, but are not affiliated with a team during the competition.Ohio State is having a historic year in both men’s and women’s pole vault. Senior Cole Gorski set the men’s program record at 5.47 meters this season and senior Madison Roberts set the women’s program record at four meters. Along with the record holders, junior Coty Cobb is third all-time at Ohio State and sophomore Megan Hoffman is also third all-time for the Buckeyes.“They are aggressive, they are competitive, and they are humble and are willing to take criticism,” pole vault coach Rob Banhagel said.The meet will feature Cincinnati, which also has two indoor pole vault program record holders in seniors Adrian Valles and Brooke Catherine.Men’s previewValles and Gorski will meet again for the second straight matchup in the friendly rivalry. The two competed against one another in the Music City Challenge, with Gorski finishing ahead of Valles.“Him and I enjoy jumping against each other because we really push each other to that next height,” Gorski said.Cobb has a chance to qualify for the national championships this weekend, with the bar reaching 5.41 meters during the event. Cobb’s current personal record is 5.35 meters, currently 22nd in the country. He only has two chances remaining to qualify for the national championship.“I do believe that this is the meet that this happens for me,” Cobb said.Banhagel said given how deep the team is into the season, training is not as intense. He added that right now the team is not continuing to build from where it is, but rather just trying to stay at its current level.“We’re not lifting to build. We are lifting to maintain,” Banhagel said.Gorski, like many members of the team, has focused on individual work, including how to move his body through the air to clear the bar. His practice has included working with bigger poles and improving his running technique to influence his body movement in air. Along with the competition faced in the meet, this will be Gorski’s last chance this season to earn the French Field House record, which was set in 1988 by Illinois’ Dean Starkey at 5.53 meters. “It’s time for that record to finally come down,” Banhagel said.Women’s PreviewOhio State’s Roberts and Hoffman will face Catherine and Austin Peay’s junior Savannah Amato in a rematch of last week’s Music City Challenge.Catherine placed the highest out of the four in Nashville, claiming third place with a jump of 4.26 meters. Roberts, Hoffman and Amato all finished at the same mark of 3.92. Of the three, Amato has the highest personal record.This matchup also includes a friendly rivalry between Amato and Hoffman. They jumped together in the summers before Hoffman came to Ohio State.When the pair are on the track, the focus is solely on the competition. Getting into the competition mentality was the main focus for Hoffman coming into the meet.For Roberts, this meet is all about being consistent and trying to make the marks to qualify for the national championships. The qualifying mark is currently at 4.26 and is held by Catherine. “We might not be a pole vault school, but we are certainly becoming one,” coach Richard Ebin said. read more

Nonexplosive represents a gap in the civil market for land development demolition

first_imgNX Burst Europe presents the alternative to high explosives. It says its non-explosive NXbursTTM “is set to blow the market for explosives wide open. This safe alternative to traditional explosives is already a great success in the civil market for land development, in the demolition industry and in mining. NXbursT products make it possible to work with explosives quickly, safely and in an environmentally friendly manner. NXbursT is a unique alternative to all types of traditional explosives, including high explosives. Since the UN codes 0432 and 1.4S apply to the NXbursT products, they are classed at a lower safety level for carriage, storage and usage. Under European guidelines, this product is not even classed as an explosive, but rather a pyrotechnic article.This classification is a result of the composition and development of NXbursT cartridges. The product is extremely safe, both for humans and for the environment. Sustainable technology is used both in the manufacture and the use of the cartridges, resulting in lower carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) in Berlin, a leading European institute for knowledge, materials research and testing in the field of explosives, has awarded the product a CE label.The product works on the principle of deflagration (explosive combustion with the formation of gas). Since no detonation (explosion with a blast wave) occurs, there is a significant reduction in the amount of dust, vibration, air displacement and flyrock. NXbursT cartridges are easy to use and very effective – hard stone fractures easily.last_img read more

Vlado Bozic to Gwardia Opole

← Previous Story Marin Sego to Vive Targi Kielce Next Story → EHF CUP: Lugi’s sensation in Germany – Sporting beat Skjern! Relegation battle in Poland is coming to the latest stage. That is the reason why Gwardia Opole, currently 11th team of Polish Championship decided to make stronger squad with signing experienced Croatian goalkeeper Vlado Bozic (29). Bozic is coming from Qatar, where he played for Al Rayyan at IHF Super Globe. He also played in Meshkov Brest, German Friesenheim, Spanish Quenca and Teucro… Gwardia Opolehandball transfersVlado Bozic read more

Update on Titus suspension former WWE star comments

first_img Pinterest Linda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC Fundraising Google+ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Vince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer Diagnosis Vince Mcmahon Videos Articles Roman Reigns WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articlescenter_img Twitter Titus O’Neil’s suspension from WWE over “unprofessional conduct” will now only last an estimated 60 days according to multiple wrestling media reports on Wednesday night.Early reports had estimated that O’Neil’s suspension would last around 90 days. The story was picked up by many mainstream outlets and was a top trending topic on Facebook on Wednesday stemming from an incident at the close of the RAW taping on Monday in Seattle where WWE Chairman Vince McMahon didn’t take kindly to O’Neil grabbing his arm in a playful manner. He was informed of the suspension on Tuesday in Portland prior to the Smackdown tapings and was sent home. O’Neil is still expected to miss WrestleMania 32.Former WWE star Dave Bautista gave his thoughts on the situation via Twitter when asked if he could do something about the situation that was made public earlier today.“I did something better! I called @TitusONeilWWE and told him to ask to be released. #onelife”Sources: PWInsider.com, The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online, @DaveBautistaRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipVince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer DiagnosisVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:36/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Top 3: Comic-Con Moments Riz Ahmed Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Dave Bautista will be a character in new video game, Finn Balor reveals new look Is WWE Losing Its Audience? WWE comments on passing of Harley Race, Wrestling industry reacts to passing Dave Bautista appears on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” to promote his new movie “Stuber”last_img read more

Lions Tigers and Bears play in the snow at Alpine Sanctuary

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Rescued animals played in the snow Friday at the animal sanctuary Lions Tigers and Bears just outside of Alpine.The animals woke up to another snowy morning and explored their surroundings.The organization said they had to cancel visits for Friday because of road conditions, but expect to re-open for visits Saturday.Lions Tigers & bears is home to more than 60 rescued animals on 93 acres just outside of Alpine, on the edge of the Cleveland National Forest.People can make a donation to Lions, Tigers and Bears by visiting their website. KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings February 22, 2019 Updated: 1:35 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Lions, Tigers and Bears play in the snow at Alpine Sanctuary FacebookTwitter Categories: Local San Diego News Posted: February 22, 2019last_img read more

Middlesex DA Marian Ryan Launches iPhone App To Educate Teens About Healthy Relationships

first_imgWAKEFIELD, MA – In recognition of February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has launched a new mobile application for iPhones called Healthy Heart Matters to help young people identify when a relationship may be unhealthy or potentially abusive. The app provides young people with scenarios and asks them to evaluate whether or not the behavior described is cause for concern, and was developed with the help of high school students across Middlesex County. The app also provides tips and resources about healthy dating.“Our goal is that Healthy Heart Matters will start a conversation among teenagers about healthy relationships,” said District Attorney Ryan. “We know teenagers are likely to talk to a friend about their relationship, which is what makes this project is so important.  This application development was spearheaded by local high school students, who provided us with feedback about what they wanted to know. The result is an easy to access tool that gives teens scenarios that will resonate with them and hopefully make them think critically about behaviors that may become normalized among their peers.”The app was officially announced at a launch event on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Boys & Girls Club of Wakefield Teen Center.  During the event local teens were able to download the app and talk to representatives from local domestic violence service agencies including RESPOND, Inc., REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, Alternative House, Portal to Hope, Stoneham Alliance Against Violence, Wakefield Alliance Against Violence, Transition House, Voices Against Violence and Domestic Violence Services Network, Inc.“Dating abuse is about power and control. Tools like the Healthy Heart Matters app allows teens- survivors and their peers- to become knowledgeable and empowered to recognize the signs of abuse and know where to turn if they need help,” said Jessica L. Teperow, Director of Prevention Programs  at REACH Beyond Domestic Violence.High school is a time when many young people are having their first dating relationship. Many patterns that in adult domestic violence cases can also be observed in teen dating relationships.In the spring of 2018, recognizing the importance of understanding  teens’ knowledge level on the issue of abuse, and to hear their perspective on some of the unhealthy relationship dynamics they have observed among their peers,  the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office reached out to various schools across Middlesex County to form a Teen Task Force. The task force consisted of high school students from Arlington High School, Bedford High School, Greater Lowell Technical High School, Keefe Regional Technical High School, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School and Woburn Memorial High School.The app was developed by students at Greater Lowell Technical High School and from Noble and Greenough School, and can be downloaded and is available for free on iOS devices.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedShawsheen Tech Students’ Teen Dating Violence Awareness Video Heads To Big ScreenIn “Education”Shawsheen Tech Teen Dating Violence Awareness Group Receives AwardIn “Education”Middlesex DA Hosts Domestic Violence Training For Shawsheen Tech Cosmetology StudentsIn “Government”last_img read more

Sockeye Fire Map for Thursday Shows Reduced Acreage

first_imgSockeye fire map released Thursday morning shows the fire area at 7,066 acres, as of Wednesday mid-day.Update: Thursday, June 18th. 11:30 am.On Thursday, the official estimate of the size of the Sockeye Fire was reduced to 7,066 acres, a reduction of almost 500 acres.  According to the Incident Command Post, the new number is due to more accurate mapping, particularly in the area of Willow Creek.Efforts continue to prevent the expansion of the fire by creating a defensible perimeter.  Incident Commander Tom Kurth on Wednesday said the crews are trying to change from a defensive posture to actively attacking the interior of the fire zone.The evacuation area remains in effect at this time from Mile 63 to Mile 78.5 of the Parks Highway.  There is a possibility that the evacuation zone could decrease in size Thursday, but that has not happened yet.The Parks Highway is currently open, with pilot cars leading traffic one direction at a time, so expect delays if you are traveling.There will be face-to-face information sessions for owners of property inside the fire zone from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Houston Middle School.  For those who cannot make it, the borough has provided a phone number to call for information: 861-8500.Update: Thursday, June 18th. 9:00 am.Sockeye Fire Incident Commander Tom Kurth said Wednesday night that 500 people are working on the fire’s interior now. Despite progress, he says the evacuation has to remain in place while they hunt what remains of the fire, which can smolder underground.A map released this morning of the fire perimeter shows the fire area, has shrunk to 7,066 acres – down about 500 from a day ago.Conditions around Willow remain warm and dry, and thunderstorms are still in the forecast.Sockeye Command Information Officer Celeste Prescott says fire managers are concerned about new fires that could ignite in the area. They’re encouraging the public to report suspected new fires so they can be tackled in their early stages.Via the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center:A Red Flag Warning is in effect over the fire for continued high temperatures and low humidity. Due to those continued hot, dry conditions the State of Alaska has closed burning in the Mat-Su Borough, Municipality of Anchorage, and Kenai Peninsula. All open fires and activities that increase fire danger are prohibited.Pilots are reminded that a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) remains in place over the Sockeye Fire area.  The TFR is lifted from midnight to 8:30 a.m. each evening to allow access to civilian aircraft.  Fire managers will resume operational control of the airspace at 8:30 a.m. each day.last_img read more

Research model unlocks secrets of wolf pack behavior

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further (Phys.org) —A team of researchers with members from AEPA Euskadi in Spain and Hampshire College in Massachusetts has developed a computer model that shows that wolf pack behavior depends on the social structure of the pack as well as its size. In their paper published in Journal of the Royal Society: Interface, the team describes how their model works and what it shows regarding wolf pack behavior, particularly while hunting. Citation: Research model unlocks secrets of wolf pack behavior (2014, April 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-04-secrets-wolf-behavior.html For perhaps thousands of years, people have known of the terrifying skill of wolf packs when hunting for prey. Victims are encircled, giving them no place to run while wolves in the pack take turns rushing in for the kill. What’s not as well-known is pack dynamics, particularly when hunting is taking place. Studies of wolves in the past have led to theories of pack behavior based primarily on social structure—dominant wolves lead the less dominant. More difficult to study is what happens when wolves are on the hunt. To learn more, the researchers in this latest effort turned to computer modeling, based on prior field research by others.The computer model diagrams the methods used and actions taken by packs with varying social structures—some with all adult members, others with mixed family members including offspring.In analyzing the activity demonstrated by the model, the team found that as expected there was an optimum pack size—four or five adults—enough to easily surround and kill prey, but not so many that all receive a small share. These results coincide with prior research suggesting the same is true for other species that hunt in packs, such as wild dogs, jackals and coyotes. The team also found that other packs based on families of wolves tend to organize in social structures similar to the way humans function as groups when performing work. There is generally an inner circle of pack leaders, surrounded by an outer ring of less experienced wolves. Young wolves hang on the periphery watching and learning. Larger packs must obviously hunt more often as the share of each kill is smaller and thus less efficient.The model shows, the team reports, that the larger the pack size, the more sophisticated the social structure, which may lead to more complex behavior—adding significance to the overall social order of the pack. More information: Group size, individual role differentiation and effectiveness of cooperation in a homogeneous group of hunters, R. Escobedo, C. Muro, L. Spector, and R. P. Coppinger, J R Soc Interface 2014 11:20140204; DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2014.0204center_img Wolf hunting strategy follows simple rules © 2014 Phys.org Journal information: Journal of the Royal Society Interface A wolf in Yellowstone National Park. Photo courtesy of Yellowstone National Parklast_img read more