Big Bash League: Nathan Coulter-Nile taken to hospital after onfield collapse

first_imgBig Bash League: Nathan Coulter-Nile taken to hospital after onfield collapseBig Bash League: Perth Scorchers pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile looked in discomfort and sat on the ground holding his head after the completion of the 18th over against Adelaide Strikers. Coulter-Nile was also taken to the hospital.advertisement India Today Web Desk AdelaideFebruary 9, 2019UPDATED: February 9, 2019 15:55 IST Nathan Coulter-Nile was hit by a bout of vertigo (Photo tweeted by @cricketcomau)HIGHLIGHTSPerth Scorchers pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile was taken to the hospital after he was hit by a bout of vertigoCoulter-Nile looked in discomfort and sat on the ground holding his head after the completion of the 18th over vs Adelaide Strikers in the BBLHe was attended by the Scorchers’ staff and the Cricket Australia doctor on dutyPerth Scorchers pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile was on Saturday taken to the hospital after he felt unwell during a Big Bash League match against Adelaide Strikers at the Adelaide Oval.The incident happened after the 18th over when Coulter-Nile looked in discomfort and sat on the ground holding his head.Coulter-Nile came on to bowl the 18th over, with Strikers needing 23 runs from 18 balls.Coulter-Nile started off well by removing Wells off his first ball for his second wicket in the match. Then he conceded 3,1,1 off the next three deliveries.The next ball was hit for a four by Harry Nielsen when he edged to get a boundary towards the third man region.It was then when Coulter-Nile signalled towards his team’s dugout and then spoke to the Scorchers skipper Mitchell Marsh. He, however, continued to complete his over and was hit for a six on the final ball of his fourth over.He immediately sat down on the ground after completing his over and was attended by the Scorchers’ staff and the Cricket Australia doctor on duty. He was then taken off the field.Coulter-Nile was also seen resting in the Scorchers’ dressing room after the match before being taken to the hospital.”Nathan was hit with a bad bout of vertigo at the end of his final bowling over during the game against the Adelaide Strikers. He was taken to hospital after the game as a precaution and will be monitored over the next few hours,” Perth Scorchers physio Chris Quinnell said.advertisementCoulter-Nile finished with 2 for 28. He had earlier blasted 25 not out off just 8 balls.Strikers went on to win the match by 5 wickets as they ended their campaign with 12 points from 14 matches. Perth Scorchers finished at the bottom of the table with 8 points with the help of 4 victories.Also Read | Big Bash League: Daniel Vettori steps down as Brisbane Heat coachAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Nathan Coulter-Nilelast_img read more

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Get Your Feet Winter-Ready with the New Danner Weatherized Collection

first_img The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now That same cold-weather technology found in the Raptor 650 also made its way into the Danner’s Mountain 600. In addition to the boots’ already included features like a Vibram Fuga outsole with Megagrip and a Vibram SPE midsole, the new Mountain 600 now has a 200G Primaloft insulated upper and a fleece liner and Danner Dry waterproof protection. The Mountain 600 Insulated comes in two colorways: anthracite, a gray color, and cedar, a classic tan.Shop NowSearching for less of a hiking boot and more of a fashion boot? Check out the best of the season here. For a closer look at Danner, its boots, and how they’re made, watch this tour of Danner’s Portland, Oregon factory. Next 1 of 3 The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs 1 of 2 Previous Editors’ Recommendations The old adage, “It’s better to be safe than sorry,” may be most appropriate when applied to footwear.Wear a white pair of canvas sneakers to a mud bog and you can kiss those kicks goodbye. Likewise, wearing a pair of flip-flops to run errands in 25-degree winter weather will leave you with cold toes at best and frostbite at worst. Of course, we’re aware that none of our readers would be foolish enough to make these rookie mistakes of epic unpreparedness, but for those just joining us in our goal of helping men live their very best lives, we present to you a couple of pairs of warm winter boots that can handle anything the colder months can throw at you.Danner’s new Weatherized Collection features two of the brand’s leading styles, the Raptor 650 (based on the Explorer 650) and the Mountain 600, which have been one-upped with better insulation, winter-ready outsoles, and mountain town style.“Danner hiking boots are already known to perform exceptionally well in winter conditions, but the new Weatherized Collection introduces best-in-class PrimaLoft insulation for colder temps,” said Will Pennarts, senior marketing manager for danner. “With the new Raptor 650 in particular, we wanted to add a bit more style to create one truly weatherproof, fully functional, go-to boot for winter conditions.”Raptor 650 – $240 The Best Men’s Waterproof Boots for Tackling All Weather Built on the same platform as the Explorer 650 boot, the Raptor 650’s additional cold-weather features include a 400G PrimaLoft insulation, fleece-lined uppers made with wool and full-grain leather, and Danner Dry waterproof protection to keep out any sleet or snow you might happen upon. But the weatherizing doesn’t stop there. The boot’s Vibram SPE midsole, which is two times more resilient than standard EVA, along with the Vibram Escape outsole with its Megagrip tech, makes sure traction is found on wet ground and icy pavement. Not only will your feet stay dry in the Raptor 650, you’ll also stay vertical in even the most ice-covered conditions. The Raptor 650 comes in two colors: barley and dark shadow.Shop NowMountain 600 Insulated – $220 Previous Next last_img read more

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New Tidal Power Steps Online Wind Map Begins

first_imgNova Scotia has taken another step forward for in-stream tidal power and offshore renewable energy. Energy Minister Bill Dooks announced today, April 12, a new policy framework for the development of tidal power and other forms of offshore renewable energy in Nova Scotia. “This is an exciting step for green energy in Nova Scotia,” said Mr. Dooks during a speech to the Renewable Energy Conference in Halifax. “With today’s announcement, we have established a foundation so that industry and communities can move forward and test different technologies in Nova Scotia.” “But don’t forget, a lot of environmental work needs to be completed before demonstration turbines can be put in the water. And we need to consult with people who live and work along the Bay of Fundy.” The policy framework builds on existing work by the province, including $250,000 in funding set aside for completing a strategic environmental assessment in the Bay of Fundy. Mr. Dooks also announced that OEER, the offshore energy environmental research association, has agreed to conduct the assessment. A technical conference for tidal energy development is planned for later this spring. People and companies interested in attending, or with other questions about offshore renewable energy in Nova Scotia, should contact Sandra Farwell at 902-424-1700 or e-mail farwelse@gov.ns.ca. Mr. Dooks also announced $78,000 in funding for an online and interactive wind atlas of Nova Scotia. The minister said the atlas, once completed, will assist smaller-scale wind developers locate new projects in Nova Scotia. Work on the atlas is expected to be completed this fall.last_img read more

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Registers as priority

first_imgFor the past year, NRC has made headlines with people in distress over the exclusion of names from the list amidst other worries. NRC is scheduled to be published on August 31 after breaching through past deadlines to prepare what the Centre believes will be the final list of residents in Assam. NRC was a cumbersome exercise and apprehensions regarding its pan-Indian implementation exist since the ruling BJP had promised during election campaigning of a nation-wide NRC. And, abiding by its promises, the first step to that extent will be initiated by the government of India when it starts the next round of recording biometric information of Indian citizens under the National Population Register (NPR). Though NPR is different from NRC, NPR will facilitate the preparation of National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC). NRP’s deadline is September 2020 and it is scheduled to begin from April 1, 2020. The NPR database would contain demographic and biometric particulars and act as a comprehensive identity database of every usual resident in the country. From the nomenclature, NPR sounds much like the population Census but it is very different from the decennial Census in work. NPR was conducted earlier in two phases in 2010 and 2015 but its rollout was marred by Aadhaar. Under the norms of the NPR, a usual resident is defined as a person who has resided in a local area for six months or ore or a person who intends to reside in that area for the next six months or more. The definition is somewhat precise for the sole reason that not every individual will fall in that particular description primarily due to the six-month clause. NPR data, therefore, may not turn out to be the true host of precise information regarding the individual. The government has made it mandatory for every resident of the country to register in NPR and the task of ensuring that besides registration itself would be gigantic given India’s staggering population. As per the current government’s priorities, made clear by President Ram Nath Kovind last month, the NPR was an inevitable step. And, as inevitable as NPR seems, NRIC would follow suit soon after. While a comprehensive database is desirable from a country’s governance perspective, NRC’s lacklustre proceedings that came to surface over the year do not allay any apprehensions for the majority of residents when it comes to NPR or NRIC. Yet, considering NRC as very different from NPR solely on the factor that NRC is being developed in a place plagued with infiltrators, the chances of latter being completed on time and in a safe and sound manner are automatically more. With the deadline drawn for the completion of NPR, the current government’s resolute to script the nation’s demographic in a single resgiter along with their biometric data looks strong. There are, of course, several advantages of having a consolidated register of residents as it helps in creating as well as implementing whatever number and quality of schemes that the government needs to come up with. NPR would turn out to be a highly valuable document for various purposes in the larger interest of effective governance. It is only the modalities that garner apprehensions not the intent and not the use. Policy-wise, this NPR will give detailed data categorically since it will be charted at the village, sub-district, district, state and national level under the provisions of the Citizenship Act 1955 and the Citizenship Rules, 2003. Can the government better-govern the country through this register or is it just a mere exercise to keep record of country’s sprawling demographic?last_img read more

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Doctors group wants Health Canada not industry to design marijuana labelling

first_imgOTTAWA – A group representing the country’s doctors says designing marijuana packaging should be left to federal officials and public health experts, not cannabis producers and distributors.The Canadian Medical Association said Monday that product labelling is an important way to educate consumers, especially young people, about the risks of using marijuana.The association is also urging Ottawa to apply the same standards to marijuana as it does to prescription medication and prohibit health claims that are not backed by research.“Ensuring that health products are safe and effective must be a key component of any regulations on cannabis,” said the group’s president, Dr. Laurent Marcoux.“This is why we believe rigorous scientific evidence is needed to support claims of health benefits and to identify potential risks and adverse reactions.”Health Canada applies different levels of scrutiny to prescription drugs than it does to non-prescription medication, natural health products, cosmetics and medical devices — a fact the medical association says is not widely understood.The association is a voluntary group that represents most of the country’s physicians.Consumers need to be protected from misleading health claims and says it wants a single set of regulations in place for both the medical and recreational marijuana industry, it said.The federal government is expected to legalize recreational marijuana this summer.last_img read more

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Donate To Charity And Win The Chance To Meet Muhammad Ali

first_imgMuhammad and Lonnie Ali, and the Muhammad Ali Center today launched a campaign on Prizeo, the premier celebrity charity-fundraising digital platform, to raise money and awareness for the work of the Muhammad Ali Center, a 501( c )3 organization in Louisville, Kentucky.For micro-donations starting at only $3, contributors to the campaign at www.Prizeo.com/Ali will be entered to win the Grand Prize — the chance to meet Muhammad and Lonnie Ali and to attend as their guest a special celebration hosted by the Ali Center this October in the Alis’ hometown of Louisville.“Social media reaches a whole new generation of young people,” said Lonnie Ali. “It is how they learn what is new with their best friend, their surrounding communities and even what is happening on the other side of the world. Today’s youth shop, research, network and interact online. Through the Prizeo campaign, Muhammad and I want to use social engagement to reach and meet this demographic where they interact and on social platforms where they can connect and engage with the Muhammad Ali Center for less than the price of a gallon of gas.”“A critical element of our mission is sharing Muhammad’s legacy and using his core principles to inspire adults and children everywhere to be as great as they can be,” continued Lonnie Ali. “These principles are as relevant today as they were when Muhammad was a young man and perhaps resonate now more than ever.”“We are delighted to partner with Muhammad and the Ali Center to raise both funds and awareness of the Center’s mission and programs,” says Leo Seigal, co-founder of Prizeo. “Prizeo is a uniquely social platform with tools that will enable Muhammad to connect directly with his fans in a meaningful way and to encourage them to engage with their communities. This ‘social multiplier effect’ will likely make for a truly historical fundraising experience, in part because it enables Muhammad to connect with a whole new generation of fans.”Prizeo’s unique micro-donation model lets fans buy chances to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences with their favorite celebrities whose charities benefit from the online campaigns that run live on Prizeo.com.Prizeo also enables celebrities to maximize the benefits their social-media influence can deliver on behalf of charities. Recent Prizeo campaigns featuring celebrities including Samuel L. Jackson, Kristen Bell, Alicia Keys, Kobe Bryant, and One Direction’s Harry Styles and Liam Payne have all shown the immense power of social media to raise both funds and awareness for charitable causes.The Grand Prize winner will be chosen at random and notified shortly after the campaign closes on September 12. For full contest rules, click here.last_img read more

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Pep Guardiola to Sign as Manchester City Manager Mundo Deportivo

New York – Spanish coach Pep Guardiola has allegedly agreed with Manchester City to become head coach of the team as of next season.According to Mundo Deportivo, the Bayern Munich boss met with Man City’s director, Txiki Begiristain and discussed the possibility of coaching the ‘Sky Blues’, but nothing has been signed as of yet.Txiki and Guardiola have maintained a friendly and trusting relationship, which has brought the ‘Citizens’ director to seek the Bayern manager in the past and bring him to Manchester. However, previous transfer attempts have failed and the 44-year-old remained with Barcelona and later Bayern Munich, which he currently coaches.According to the same source, this time could be different since Begiristain and Guardiola are said to have reached a ‘verbal agreement’ for him to come to the British club next season when his contract with Bayern expires.The former Barcelona boss who is considered one of the top football coaches in the world could face a hard time being released from Allianz, since the German club is allegedly happy with his performance.The decision lies in the hands of Guardiola, whether he accepts another contract at Munich or packs up, takes his friend’s offer and moves to Manchester in the next transfer season. read more

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Time to aggressively phase out old unsafe tank cars carrying oil CN

OTTAWA — The railway industry wants to “aggressively phase out” older model tank cars that have been implicated in several recent accidents, the head of CN Rail’s safety division told an industry forum Monday.But the consensus at the day-long workshop was that there’s no quick fix for a decades-old problem that has almost 80,000 sub-standard DOT-111 tank cars carrying flammable liquids on North American tracks.And whatever the solution, the cost eventually will be borne by consumers.Sam Berrada, director general of safety and occupational health services for CN, told an overflow crowd of industry types, regulators, lobbyists and local first responders that railways “will continue to push aggressively” for safer, stronger tank cars.A derailment and fire involving a CN train in northwestern New Brunswick last week has renewed calls for greater safety in the booming oil-by-rail trade, which became an international cause following last summer’s deadly derailment and fire in Lac-Megantic, Que.Transport Minister Lisa Raitt responded on the weekend by promising the government will formalize the standard for new tank car construction adopted by the rail industry in October 2011.“Our government’s new tougher standards to the DOT-111 tank cars are part of our commitment to making the rail sector safer,” spokesman Remi Moreau said in an email Monday.But the government’s announced standards are not new and not tougher — they simply match those already voluntarily adopted by industry more than two years ago.The forum heard from CN’s Berrada and others that even better cars than the post-2011 model might be in order, although Berrada did praise the performance of three post-2011 cars involved in the New Brunswick derailment.Moves to date, however, don’t even begin to address the vast majority of older rolling stock.Governments in Canada and the United States have been reluctant to deal with the huge number of older DOT-111s, in part because of the cost and logistics of an overhaul.Moreau said Raitt has asked an advisory council “to report back to the minister on additional enhancements and recommendations with respect to the DOT-111.”Raitt will be working on the standards with her U.S. counterpart, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Moreau added.An official with the Canadian Transportation Agency also told the forum the government is considering the idea of a rail industry disaster fund, similar to the fund financed by the shipping industry for environmental clean-ups at sea.Monday’s forum heard that out of 335,000 tank cars of all types in use in North America, 228,000 are the model known as DOT-111. About 92,000 DOT-111s are used to carry flammable liquids, and only 14,000 of those are the new, stronger cars built after October 2011.That means 78,000 older DOT-111s remain the workhorse of the oil-by-rail boom.“You can’t just snap your fingers and change the fleet overnight,” Bob Ballantyne, a career railway man who now works for the Freight Management Association of Canada, said in an interview.Ballantyne told the forum that railway companies collectively own fewer than 700 tank cars (CN Rail owns just 20), while eight leasing companies own more than 243,000 tankers and shippers own another 79,000.Retrofitting older cars can cost more than $70,000 each, while new tank cars cost well over $100,000.“It is, I think, inevitable that safety will be enhanced and there will be increased costs for consignors, consignees, carriers, governments and the general public,” said Ballantyne. “How these increased costs will be allocated across the supply chain remains to be seen.”Malcolm Cairns, the past president of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, predicts government intervention will ultimately be necessary to get everyone onboard the pricey make-over of the North American fleet.Marc Garneau, the Liberal international trade critic, wonders what the government is waiting for.“There’s no question the responsible thing to do for the government of Canada is to make sure, if these DOT-111 tankers are going to continue, that they have to be upgraded,” Garneau said in an interview.“Something has to be done because of what we’ve seen in the past six months and what can potentially occur as the amount of oil (being shipped) continues to increase. It’s just too dangerous.”NDP Transport critic Olivia Chow issued a press release blasting the Conservatives, claiming the government is “recklessly backtracking” on emergency rules imposed last summer after the Lac-Megantic crash, while failing to move on the tank car safety issue.“Keeping citizens safe is a core responsibility of any government,” Chow said in the release. read more

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Marco Muzzo bail hearing put over

The man charged after a drunk driving crash in Vaughan killed three children and their grandfather will stay in custody. Marco Muzzo sat in the prisoner’s box in handcuffs for his court appearance this morning. He looked a lot thinner than many of the photos that have been shown since his arrest. His bail hearing has now been held over until October 19th. On Sunday Muzzo’s SUV crashed into a mini-van; inside that van three small children, Daniel Neville-Lake, 9, Harrison Neville-Lake, 5, and Milly Neville-Lake, 2, all siblings and were killed, along with their grandfather Gary Neville, 65.Muzzo, 29, from King Township faces 18 charges, including four of impaired driving causing death. His family was in court today, with five men hired to protect them after death threats. They didn’t speak to reporters as they left the courthouse. Defence lawyer Brian Greenspan says Muzzo wants to express his condolences to the family of the victims. “Marco is devastated. We have sympathy for the family. This is obviously a tragic situation and the family sends their condolences and sympathy.”“We have not received any disclosure despite the fact that media outlets have reported they received reliable police information; that’s quite outrageous. This morning we have not received any police disclosure where we can make a proper and intelligent evaluation to the circumstances around this tragedy.”Greenspan said it would be premature and inappropriate to say what plea Muzzo would enter.Muzzo will remain in jail until two days after the scheduled wedding to his fiancee. We know at the time of the crash he was heading home after returning from his bachelor party in Las Vegas.The Muzzo family owns the construction company Marel Contractors and is reportedly worth nearly $1.8 billion.Related: Vigils held to mourn victims of Vaughan crash read more

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UN rights experts raise serious concerns over detainees at US naval base

“The United Nations human rights experts once more confirm that the right and duty of all States to use all lawful means to protect their citizens against death and destruction brought about by terrorists must be exercised in conformity with international law, lest the whole cause of the international fight against terrorism be compromised,” they said in a statement.The six experts, chairpersons of several working groups of the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Commission including those on torture and arbitrary detention, noted that many inmates are completing their third year of virtually incommunicado detention, without legal assistance or information as to its expected duration, and in conditions that, according to numerous observers, amount to inhuman and degrading treatment.They cited several areas of “serious concerns” that had not been dispelled by recent US actions such as the release of some detainees and a Supreme Court ruling on the right to habeas corpus.These included “the need to objectively assess the allegations of torture, and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, particularly in relation to methods of interrogation of detainees that have been brought to the attention of the Special Rapporteur on torture.”Also cited was the lack of clarity over the legal basis for continued detention since the armed conflict in Afghanistan and the war in Iraq are now long over. The Third Geneva Convention mandates that prisoners of war must be released “without delay after the end of hostilities,” and many were arrested in countries not party to armed conflict with the US.The experts also noted that the exact number and the names of those detained continue to be unknown, an “extremely disconcerting” situation conducive to the unacknowledged transfer of inmates to other, often secret, detention facilities, whether run by the United States or by other countries.They mentioned concerns over the independence of the US review process for detainees and the fairness of any proceedings, including eventual military trials, with most detainees lacking access to legal counsel and to much of the evidence against them.“The conditions of detention, especially of those in solitary confinement, place the detainees at significant risk of psychiatric deterioration, possibly including the development of irreversible psychiatric symptoms,” they added.The experts are: Leïla Zerrougui, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention; Stephen J. Toope, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances; Manfred Nowak, Special Rapporteur on torture; Paul Hunt, Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; Leandro Despouy, Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers; and Cherif Bassiouni, Independent Expert appointed by the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan. read more

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US CEO optimism falls in 3rd quarter as chief executives see less

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US CEO optimism falls in 3rd quarter as chief executives see less hiring, investment by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Sep 16, 2014 8:52 am MDT WASHINGTON – Optimism among chief executives at the largest U.S. companies fell in the July-September quarter after reaching a two-year high in the previous quarter.The Business Roundtable said Tuesday that its CEO outlook index fell to 86.4 in the third quarter, down from 95.4 in the April-June period.Fewer CEOs expect to hire in the next six months: Just 34 per cent plan to add jobs, down from 43 per cent. And only 39 per cent plan to boost their capital spending, down from 44 per cent.Nearly three-quarters of the chief executives expect higher sales, the same as in the second quarter.Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T Inc. and chairman of the Roundtable, blamed the decline of the index on Congress’ failure to extend temporary tax breaks that encourage research and development and investment spending.The survey was conducted from Aug. 11 to Aug. 29, and 135 of the Business Roundtable’s 200 CEOs responded.The index’s fall “reflects a slow growth economy that ebbs and flows and stops and starts and is underperforming previous recoveries,” Stephenson said. Overseas conflicts in the Ukraine and Middle East have also weighed on executives’ optimism.Chief executives were encouraged in the second quarter by the expectation that Congress would extend the tax breaks, Stephenson said. But now they are more hesitant about spending on machinery and other capital equipment because it is unclear whether Congress will be able to extend them before the end of the year.Stephenson also said that a rash of U.S. companies moving offshore to avoid U.S. taxes through a process known as “inversion” has been prompted by the nation’s relatively high corporate tax rate. Business groups have been pushing the Obama administration and Congress to cut the rate as part of broader corporate tax reform, though little progress has been made so far.“To the extent that U.S. businesses anticipated meaningful tax reform, these inversions would taper off very rapidly,” Stephenson said during a conference call with reporters.Most economic data suggest the economy is growing, though only at a modest pace. Hiring slowed in August as employers added just 142,000 jobs, the fewest this year. The unemployment rate fell to 6.1 per cent from 6.2 per cent.The economy expanded at a 4.2 per cent annual rate in the second quarter, a healthy rebound after it shrank 2.1 per cent in the first three months. Still, most economists forecast that growth will be just 2 per cent for all of this year. read more

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National Coop and WIL Week kicks off Monday

A week full of events highlighting the many benefits of Brock’s Co-op Education and Work-Integrated Learning opportunities will begin Monday, March 19.Run by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) in partnership with Brock’s Co-op and Experiential Education teams, National Co-op and WIL Week encourages current students to show pride in their program, while also providing information for those who are thinking of pursuing co-op or experiential studies.The week will feature daily events and activities, including:Daily Tweet for a Treat social media contestsA Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Accounting co-op employer panelA business card drawAccounting co-op employer mock interviewsThe Co-op Recognition and Celebration LuncheonAn interactive Co-op post-it boardTo learn more about the Co-op Education and Work-Integrated Learning events running from March 19 to 23, visit Brock’s National Co-op and WIL Week website. read more

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Motheroffour killed by digger as she helped renovate garden for inlaws

A relative of Mr Curley told the newspaper: “She put light in a room when she came in. She was a great mum. She had four children and she doted on her children, all girls from teenagers down to one year.“She had a great personality. We are all devastated. Her husband is in total shock. I have spoken to him.”The Curleys, who are both Irish, met in London on St Patrick’s Day in 2011 and married five years to the day later at the same spot. They are believed to have moved into the semi-detached property, next door to Mr Curley’s mother, also Bridget, 71, in north London, relatively recently.Mrs Curley had three older daughters and a baby girl. The garden that Bridget Curley was helping renovate for his husband’s familyCredit:Nigel Howard/Evening Standard The garden that Bridget Curley was helping renovate for his husband's family The garden that Bridget Curley was helping renovate for his husband’s familyCredit:Nigel Howard/Evening Standard A mother-of-four was crushed to death by a digger truck she was using to renovate a garden for her husband’s family.Bridget Curley, 36, a nurse, was killed immediately when the machinery tipped over on top of her.She had been moving earth to build a ramp for the neighbouring property owned by her mother-in-law, also called Bridgid Curley, 71. The two houses are separated by a sloping garden.Paramedics were called to the semi-detached property in north west London shortly before 10.30am on Monday but Mrs Curley was pronounced dead at the scene.A witness told the Evening Standard that a young girl dressed in school uniform later returned to the property and broke down in tears.Her husband, Padraig Curley, 31, who owns his own architectural and design consultancy, was too upset to comment. The garden that Bridget Curley was helping renovate for his husband's family Neighbours said the police had been asking if anyone had CCTV outside their property as they searched for information about what had happened.One said the family had been doing renovations in the garden for several days and that Mrs Curley had been seen driving the digger truck.In March, Brent council approved plans for work to be carried out on the next-door property belonging to Mr Curley’s parents, including the garden.The application said work would include a new garden outbuilding, landscaping for a bin store, as well as levelling of the garden to allow ramp access into the property.A Scotland Yard spokesman: “Officers are working to establish the full circumstances of what happened.”The incident is not being treated as suspicious and there have been no arrests.”The Roads and Transport Policing Command are leading the investigation with support from the Health and Safety Executive’s Office. Enquiries continue.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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MEP calls for number of Irish public holidays to be increased

first_img 17,867 Views By Cianan Brennan Thursday 27 Oct 2016, 6:02 PM Share475 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/3049798 Brian Hayes Source: Leah FarrellSome of the statistics cited by Hayes are a little hard to nail down (the Mercer survey is two years old). For example, in the UK many national holidays are specific to (or exclude) an individual country, while other countries in the EU don’t make up for a lost holiday (as we do in Ireland) should a national day off occur on a weekend (Easter Sunday being the exception in Ireland, an official holiday that doesn’t coincide with a working day).However, that we boast one of the lowest tallies of public holidays in the EU is certain.Quite how employers would react to the idea of further holidays is harder to tell (each public holiday in the UK is estimated to cost €3.2 billion in revenue).Still, we can always dream.Read: Twitter is shutting down its Vine video appRead: One of Ireland’s biggest hotels is set to be built on the doorstep of Dublin Airport Short URL Number of Public Holidays by EU Country Source: MercerClick here to view a larger imageThe MEP for the Dublin area has said that in light of public pay restoration talks, additional public holidays should be granted to acknowledge the “sacrifices made during the economic crash”.“As a recovery country with pay restoration dominating national debate it’s time to look at our public holidays. The European average is 11 and we lie second last with nine public holidays a year. Finland (15), Malta, and Spain (14) have a full week more public holidays than Irish workers,” Hayes said.Additional structured bank holidays can generate economic activity and jobs. The October bank holiday is the perfect example. Following its introduction we saw the growth and development of the Jazz festival in Cork and the Dublin City Marathon. Source: Sasko LazarovAN IRISH MEP has called for the number of public holidays here to be extended.Fine Gael’s Brian Hayes has today, in advance of the Halloween Bank Holiday this coming Monday, highlighted the “low” number of holidays available to the general public here as national days off.First a suggestion that daylight savings be banished, and now public holidays – Fine Gael MEPs have been working hard on the subject of time in the past week.Citing statistics published by human resources consultants Mercer, Hayes says that Ireland, with nine holidays, has fewer public holidays than just three other EU countries – they being Hungary, the UK, and the Netherlands. MEP calls for number of Irish public holidays to be increased At present only three countries across Europe have fewer national holidays than the Republic. Oct 27th 2016, 6:02 PM 34 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Where was turnout the highest and lowest at the EU elections

first_imgThe results of the 2019 European Elections showed that voters prefer alternatives such as the greens, liberals and far right instead of the main centre-right and centre-left parties that have dominated European Parliament for the last 40 years.Italy, the UK and France saw populist victories with Marine le Pen’s National Rally narrowly beating Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche, a symbolic victory. One of the most notable aspects of the election was that voter turnout soared to a 20-year high.Provisional turnout was 50.95 per cent, the highest level since 1994. Turnout had been dropping steadily since 1979 with drops from 62 per cent that year to 42.6 per cent in 2014. Analysts are attributing the high turnout to increased support for populist parties.READ MORE: Greek voters apathetic on EU ElectionsAccording to the EP’s website, Belgium had the highest provisional voter turnout at 89 per cent, ahead of Luxembourg’s 84 per cent.Source: statistica Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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New Asus ROG RTXpowered laptops coming Jan 29

first_img Review • Asus ROG Strix GL504 Scar II review: Great screen, but an ugly paint job Comment Walmart Preview • Asus ROG Strix Scar II aims for FPS gamers 40 Photos Asus ROG Strix GL504 Scar II See all the best laptops from CES 2019 Laptops The updated Asus ROG Zephryus S gets Nvidia’s new RTX2080 graphic cards. Aloysius Low/CNET Gamers looking for the latest and greatest laptops won’t have too long to wait. Asus plans to release updated versions of its gaming notebooks next week that will come packing Nvidia’s top-end RTX GPUs.The sleek-looking ROG Zephryrus S, both the 15-inch (GX531) and the 17-inch (GX701) versions, alongside the ROG Strix Scar II, also in 15-inch (GL504GW) and 17-inch (GL704GW) models, will go on sale globally on Jan. 29. They come loaded with either Nvidia’s RTX2070 or RTX2080 graphic cards.Don’t expect these gaming notebooks to be cheap, though. In Singapore the 15-inch Zephyrus S will cost S$3,700 (which converts to about $2,700, £2,070 or AU$3,800), while the 17-inch will cost S$5,000 (it uses the Nvidia RTX2080). The Strix Scar II is a bit cheaper at S$3,500 for the 15-inch, and S$3,600 for the 17-inch. Official local pricing will likely differ, but these prices should give you a good idea of what to expect. 1 Mentioned Above Asus ROG Strix Scar II Best Super Bowl TV deals: Buying a new TV for the big game? These are your best choicesHow to watch the Super Bowl: Watch the game in the US for free, on TV or online 17:56center_img CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See all the best laptops of CES 2019 $1,649 Gaming laptops are usually big and bulky, but both Zephryus S models are slim, portable notebooks that look good and are easy to carry around. At just 16mm thick, the Zephryus S is more than capable of delivering everything you need for gaming, though its battery life (as tested on last year’s GTX 1070 model) was short at just 4 hours. The Strix Scar II laptops sport a more pedestrian design: The bulky boxy chassis doesn’t do much to inspire, but the gaming performance more than makes up for it.While last year’s models came in Nvidia’s GTX1060, GTX1070 or GTX1080 flavors, the refresh means games will look even better thanks to the latest RTX graphic cards. RTX uses Nvidia’s latest Turing architecture and real-time ray tracing for even more realistic-looking games.  $1,489 Share your voice See It Tags Now playing: Watch this: Asus Nvidia See itlast_img read more

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Deputy speaker distributes CMRF cheques

first_imgSecunderabad: Deputy speaker of Telangana Assembly T Padma Rao Goud distributed CMRF cheques to the beneficiaries of CM relief fund in his constituency on Monday. Starting a novel practice, Padma Rao Goud personally visited the beneficiaries’ houses and handed over the cheques. He distributed 17 cheques worth Rs 12.50 lakhs.Speaking to media during his visit, Padma Rao Goud said that Secunderabad constituency remains on the top position in implementation of government schemes. He visited Sitaphalmandi, Srinivas Nagar, Chilkalguda, Shabazguda, Brahmin Basti, Warasiguda, TRT Quarters and Boudha Nagar to meet the beneficiaries of CM relief fund. Corporator Samala Hema and other local leaders accompanied the Deputy Speaker during his tour of the constituency.last_img

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Darbar 1st look From Sivakarthikeyan to Varalaxmi stars go gaga over Rajinikanths

first_imgHere is the first look poster of Rajinikanth’s Darbar (Thalaivar 167).PR HandoutThe first look of Rajinikanth’s upcoming Tamil movie Darbar has hit the internet with a bang. The Tamil superstar’s cheerful look has instantly won good words from fans and celebrities.There are lots of references in the first look indicating that Rajinikanth is enacting the role of a cop. The gun, police hat, belt and dog sniffer clearly hint that the Tamil superstar will be seen as a police officer.The biggest clue is the IPS (Indian Police Service) written on a piece of Khakhi cloth. There is a powerful line in the first look that has a message in itself. “You decide whether you want me to be good, bad or worse,” the caption reads.The movie, funded by Lyca Productions, has Nayanthara playing the female lead. Anirudh Ravichander is composing the music, Santosh Sivan’s cinematography and Sreekar Prasad’s editing.Coming back to the first look poster from Rajinikanth-starrer, there are many celebrities who have said good words about the first look. Check out their Tweets below:varalaxmi sarathkumar: Wooohoooooo….suuuppppeeeeerrrrrrrr saaaarrrrrr…. can’t wait for the movie..!!!Meher Ramesh: @ARMurugadoss & SuperStar Thalaivar @rajnikanth combo super Excited for DarbarKarthik Subbaraj: Wow….. Sema Thalaivaaa!! Thalaivarin #Darbar …. So very excited to see Thalaivar as a Cop….. And that ever charming Smile… All the best @ARMurugadoss sir & whole team and waiting for @anirudhofficial brother’s another sirapaana tharamana sambavam…Sivakarthikeyan: The combo I’m waiting for long time Idhu #Thalaivar in Mass #Darbar Best wishes to @ARMurugadoss sir @anirudhofficial #Nayanthara @LycaProductions and full teamTaran Adarsh: Really looking forward to this film… Rajinikanth and director AR Murugadoss join hands for #Darbar… Costars Nayanthara… #Pongal2020 release… #Thalaivar167FirstLook… #DarbarFirstLook poster:Parvatii: When an extremely Mass actor and extremely Mass director join together, what else could you expect other than a complete celebration? Thalaivaaaa.. Dashing to the core! An energetic first look. Looking forward to Pongal day. Best wishes @ARMurugadoss sir #Darbar #Thalaivar167BOFTA Dr. Dhananjayan G: #Thalaivar167 #Darbar first look is looking very impressive as the title. Looking for #Thalaivar’s real Darbar soon. Best wishes @ARMurugadoss sir, @santoshsivan @anirudhofficial @LycaProductions & Team to rockVikram Prabhu: Wishing the best @ARMurugadoss sir and team #Darbar !Ajay Gnanamuthu: Superstar in a @ARMurugadoss sir film It can’t get better than this!! Hearty wishes for a smashing success to the entire team @santoshsivan sir @anirudhofficial @NayantharaU @sreekar_prasad sir Rock it sir #DarbarAnirudh Ravichander: Idhu Thalaivarin #Darbar With @ARMurugadoss sir @santoshsivan @LycaProductionspa.ranjith: Interesting poster #Darbar vazthugal #Superstar @rajinikanth @ARMurugadoss @anirudhofficial @santoshsivan @sreekar_prasadlast_img read more

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False cases galore in Bogura

first_imgDaughter of BNP leader Shamsul Alam stares at her father who is inside a prison van in the capital’s CMM Court area on Thursday. Shamsul was arrested from a token hunger strike BNP men observed the day before. Photo: Sajid HossainAfter implicating a dead man of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in a ‘cocktail blast’ incident in the capital, police in several upazilas of Bogura district filed cases against the BNP men, who have been outside the country for several months.Khairul Bashar, former secretary of Majhira union unit of BNP in Shajahanpur upazila of the district, was accused in a case for holding a conspiratorial meeting against the government at the upazila BNP office on 2 September.Thirty more BNP leaders and activists and 30 other unnamed persons were also accused in the case. Police claimed they had recovered fresh cocktail explosives during a raid at the BNP office on the day.However, Khairul Bashar was not in the country at that time. “My parents went to Saudi Arabia on 2 August to perform hajj,” Khairul’s daughter Millati Jahan told Prothom Alo on Tuesday.Bashar, who returned home Thursday, told this reporter over mobile phone that the case was politically motivated.A certain Rubel Hossain from Nanglu village in Dhunat upazila of the district went gone to Malaysia seven months ago. Police filed a case against him and 17 other BNP men on 8 September claiming that he was present in a meeting at Sonahata Bazar of the upazila on 7 September night planning to commit sabotage.Another accused in the case is 86-year-old Abdul Khalek. The octogenarian has been suffering from paralysis for one and a half months, his wife said.Dhunat police station officer-in-charge (OC) Khan Md Irfan said if someone is found innocent in the investigation, the person will be dropped from the charge sheet.Nine cases have been filed, mostly against the BNP and its associate bodies’ leaders and activists, in different upazilas of the district in the last nine days under explosives act and on allegations of vandalism and sabotage. Police filed seven of those cases while two were filed by local leaders of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL).Five Prothom Alo correspondents talked to local people and found the incidents and the places stated in case statements were false.Local leaders of the BNP termed the cases false and said these were filed to harass them before the 11th parliamentary polls.However, superintendent of police in Bogura Md Ali Ashraf Bhuiyan told Prothom Alo that the cases under the explosives act don’t have link with the national elections.“Those were filed for specific charges. The innocent will be excluded from the charge sheet,” he added.Discrepancies galoreOn 8 September, upazila unit BNP joint convener Shariful Islam and 20-25 unnamed people were accused in a case filed with Shajahanpur police station for “planning sabotage”.Acting on a tip off, police seized explosives from his house, the law enforcement claimed.But, more than 15 people said Shariful does not stay at his house in Mostail Bazar.Another accused in the case is Mokhlesur Rahman, Shajahanpur thana unit BNP joint convener. His brother Belal Hossain said Mokhlesur Rahman and his wife went to perform hajj and are yet to return.In response to questions about discrepancies in the cases, Shajahanpur police station officer-in-charge Zia Latiful Islam said they filed the case after talking to a number of witnesses.If anyone is found not involved with the incident, his name will be excluded from the charge sheet, the OC added.Nashipur union AL leader Moniruzzaman filed a lawsuit against Gabtoli upazila chairman Morshed Liton, BNP chairperson’s adviser Helaluzzaman and 132 other under explosives act with Gabtoli model police station on 8 September.The case statement said the accused chanted instigating slogans against the government and prime minister Sheikh Hasina from a motorcycle procession at Bagbari Bazar of the upazila on 7 September night and blasted crude bombs.An accused in the case is Bagbari SU Bahumukhi Fazil Madrasa principal Abdur Rahim. Prothom Alo came to know from the madrasa that the principal has been in Dhaka since 3 September for a training programme organised by the education ministry. He will stay there until 24 September.Another case was filed by the upazila’s Kagoil union AL convener Shafi Ahmed against 62 BNP men and 50 unnamed people on 5 September. An accused in the case is Saiful Islam, who has been in Saudi Arabia for a few years.Gabtoli upazila chairman Morshed Liton said the incidents of those cases are false.Statement of another case, filed with Sherpur police station on 5 September night, said the BNP men held a secret meeting at their local office. But the address of the office by the Chandipur-bound road in Bhabanipur union of the upazila was found non-existent.The case’ investigation officer sub-inspector Ebad Ali Molla said local BNP leader GM Mostafa Kamal’s house is the party’s local office.Contradicting the police claim, villagers said former union parishad chairman Mostafa Kamal is unwell and the BNP men do not attend the office regularly.Sherpur police station OC Humayun Kabir said truth will be revealed once the investigation is completed.Besides, Dupchanchia unit BNP’s 23 leaders and activists and 30 unnamed people were accused in a case filed on 5 September, 33 men of BNP and Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami were sued in Nandigram upazila on 9 September, and seven BNP men and 25 unnamed were sued in Bogura sadar police station on 2 September on charge of holding clandestine meeting against the government.Bogura district BNP president Saiful Islam alleged the BNP men are being made accused in false cases so that the ruling Awami League can smoothly hold one-sided national elections like that of 5 January 2014.*The report, published in print edition of Prothom Alo, has been rewritten in English by Shameem Rezalast_img read more

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Rain high water complicate cave search for 12 young Thai footballers

first_imgHeavy rainfall stymied efforts to rescue members of a youth soccer team trapped in a cave in northern Thailand by flooding underground passages faster than water can be pumped out, a senior official said Wednesday.Muddy water rising to the ceiling of one of the chambers has prevented Thai navy SEAL divers from progressing farther into the cave to where they think the 12 schoolboys and their coach, who went missing Saturday, may be sheltering. There has been no contact with the group since they entered the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province.At the entrance to the cave, officials were bringing in large water hoses and more water pumps. Navy divers who have been working their way through the complex said that water levels were rising in some places at a rate of 15 centimeters (6 inches) per hour early Wednesday.”We tried to pump the water (out of the chamber) but the water keeps rising. That means the water that comes in with the rain is still much more than what we can pump out,” said Chiang Rai Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn. “So we need to pump the water faster.”He said the navy SEAL teams leading the search have been bolstered.Narongsak also said teams continued to look for another way in to the blocked portions of the cave by searching for any shafts that might be accessible on the surface of the mountain, under which the cave sits. Two fissures were found Tuesday but proved to be dead ends. The rescuers were exploring another one found Wednesday morning.Despite setbacks, officials remained publicly optimistic about the prospects for a successful rescue.”We still have hope. All agencies are trying their best. We have a challenge from the water level that keep rising,” Thai army chief Gen. Chalermchai Sittisart told reporters at the site. “We are adding more pumps to lower the level down so that the SEAL team could operate better.”He added that all agencies were working hard, “rotating 24 hours so that we can have a success in this operation.”Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda told reporters earlier that the divers could proceed only when enough water is pumped out so there is space between the water and the ceiling to make it safer to work. The divers will also soon start using special oxygen tanks that provide longer diving times, he said.A SEAL diver said the water is so murky that even with lights they cannot see where they are going underwater, so they need to be able to lift their heads above the water.The boys aged 11-16 have been missing since their 25-year-old coach took them to the cave complex on Saturday after a practice match.Somkuan Saokeaw, a volunteer rescue worker who had just left the cave area where a SEAL team was operating, said Wednesday morning that they had worked through the night in the farthest chamber they could access.The cave complex extends several kilometers (miles) and has wide chambers and narrow passageways with rocky outcrops and changes in elevation. Still, officials have said they are hopeful the boys found a safe space away from the floods.Parents waited overnight in tents outside the cave entrance as rain poured. Medics sat in a tent nearby, and bicycles, backpacks and soccer cleats the boys left behind remained at the entrance.Authorities have said footprints and handprints were found inside the cave complex, as well as other items thought to belong to the boys. They noted that tourists trapped there by past floods have been rescued after the waters receded.The cave, cut into a mountainside near the border with Myanmar, can flood severely during the rainy season, which runs from June to October.last_img read more

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