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first_imgWith 84% of employees planning to look for a new position in 2011, according to Manpower, a job placement firm, companies may be faced with surprise attrition, and should be concerned their employees are looking for greener pastures.So what is a company to do? Here are a few suggestions…Re-on board your current staff. This may sound hokey but we all remember those fast hiring days of the late 90’s when on-boarding best practices were all the rage. And the truth was those practices served the purpose of welcoming new talent, making them part of the team, communicating culture and goals, etc. The truth may be for your company that hiring has not been that high the past few years, and the culture[SZ1] message a little hard to exclaim and ‘pump up’ the troops. Well, it is not a bad idea to remind ourselves and our employees why we do what we do. So re-recruit by re-on boarding your employees and make it an honest and exciting exercise.Start filling your talent pipeline by recruiting ahead of demand. I write on this subject more than any other because I am determined to make a part of the recruitment process proactive and strategic vs. the tactical reactive process it is today. Why wait to find talent when a position is open, find the right talent and build the relationship now. How you ask? With honesty and integrity. There is nothing wrong with stating verbally or in print that “we are not current looking to fill this position, HOWEVER are deeply interested in establishing a relation of value with talent that …..(fill in the blanks)” I believe that this verbiage and the practice of strategic proactive recruiting is the next new phase in the recruitment supply chain and have been building and experimenting with a format to support just this sort of activity at StrictlyTalent. It will be interesting if I am right but for now start the practice yourselves to insure you have the right talent when you need them.Strengthen Your Existing Talent: Make your management staff locate, create a relationship with or hire their replacement and the talent had better be stronger than they are. Why? Great talent will cause a company to grow and ALL involved reap those rewards. Make this a part of their MBO performance package, check quarterly on progress and congratulate those who get this job done. If employees want to move, take advantage by preparing your company.And if your feel a number in your company are looking for greener pastures go ask why and where. Study your competition to see if the grass really is greener. You may need to make changes or you will have the facts in place to remind at the right time that the grass is rarely greener on the other side of the hill.last_img read more

first_imgDharamsala: Team India on Friday reached Dharamsala for the opening game of their three-match T20I series against South Africa at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association’s stadium on Sunday. The Proteas had arrived in Dharamsala on September 9. Dharamsala is the first venue for their tour of India which includes a three-match Test series that will be played after the T20Is. The two other T20I matches will be played in Mohali (September 18) and Bengaluru (September 22). Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe three Tests will be played in Visakhapatnam (October 2-6), Pune (October 10-14) and Ranchi (October 19-23) as the Proteas open their campaign in the ICC World Test Championship. “Excited to be back in India and looking forward to playing cricket again,” South African pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada wrote in a tweet. Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has been designated as South Africa’s captain for the T20I series, replacing Faf du Plessis. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterIndia’s squad for the T20Is is Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar and Navdeep Saini. SA T20I Squad: Quinton de Kock (c), Rassie van der Dussen (vc), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde.last_img read more

first_imgHALIFAX – A Nova Scotia student trying to raise awareness about sexual assault-related issues is hoping university students across Canada will don teal ribbons on Thursday.Shelby Miller, a psychology student at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, says she was inspired to take action after learning how St. Francis Xavier University mishandled a reported case of sexual assault.“It’s an issue we hear about on university campuses every year,” the 21-year-old student from Stewiacke, N.S., said in an interview Wednesday. “People should know about what is happening.”The case at St. F.X. involves a woman who says she was sexually assaulted last November and reported the alleged attack to the Antigonish, N.S., university in January.Though the school swiftly launched an investigation and suspended the accused for the next academic year, the decision was put on hold after he filed an appeal. However, the administration failed to notify the complainant.The young woman from the Toronto area, whose identity is protected by a publication ban, abandoned her studies after she learned the accused had returned to study at the campus.Court documents show the man was charged with sexual assault last spring, and a preliminary inquiry is set for Nov. 29. He withdrew from the school after The Canadian Press reported on the case.Critics immediately came forward to suggest the university was using its discretion to protect the alleged perpetrator rather than the complainant.In a recent statement, the accused denied sexually assaulting the young woman, but he said the “outrage” that has enveloped the university has caused too much stress for the St. F.X. community.Miller said she set up a Facebook page last week to promote the teal ribbon event, and since then almost 2,000 students from schools in Ontario, Quebec, P.E.I., Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador have pledged to support the campaign.The Facebook site is called “I’m With Her.”Through friends, Miller said she’s heard that the complainant knows about the teal ribbon campaign.“She definitely understands that there’s a lot of people offering her support right now,” Miller said.Addy Strickland, a St. F.X. student activist who is part of a team that has organized campus protests to draw attention to what happened, said the growing show of support has been encouraging.“It’s absolutely fantastic,” said Strickland, who studies English and development studies.“Everyone here is so overwhelmed by the response that we’ve gotten from so many other schools. It’s amazing to know that were not in this fight alone.”Strickland said she and her fellow students are working to ensure the university follows through on a commitment to change its policies on sexual violence. Earlier this week, a group of students said they would launch a petition to push for those changes.“We are putting pressure on the administration to finish what they started,” Strickland said.Nearly 40 demonstrators from the school and community confronted university president Kent MacDonald as he addressed potential students during the university’s open house on Saturday.Those who organized the protest said sexual assault survivors must be informed and protected throughout the entire reporting process. They also called on the university to make its sexual violence policy “survivor-centric.”Last week, MacDonald posted a public apology on the university’s website.“I acknowledge and accept the fact that we can do better,” the statement said.“In this particular case, there were clear gaps in communication and apparent issues relating to our appeal processes that negatively affected our university community and, in some cases, retraumatized victim/survivors.”Nova Scotia’s advanced education minister, Labi Kousoulis, has said he was “shocked” by the university’s handling of the case.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement TORONTO — Gord Downie is the recipient of this year’s Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award.The former Tragically Hip frontman, who died in 2017, will be recognized for his dedication to promoting reconciliation, encouraging Canadians to learn more about Indigenous history, and his commitments to the environment.The award will be presented to members of the Downie family at the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards gala dinner, part of Canadian Music Week in Toronto, on May 9. Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement CMW president Neill Dixon said the honour will recognize the “compassion and determination” of Downie’s efforts, which included co-founding the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund in 2016.Downie also served on the board of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, a charity that works to protect the Great Lakes, and he raised money alongside his Hip bandmates for local organizations in their Kingston, Ont. hometown.Last year, Arcade Fire received the humanitarian award, while other past recipients include Sarah McLachlan, Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida, Rush, Bryan Adams and Bruce Cockburn. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

14 September 2010An independent United Nations human rights expert today called on the Sudanese Government to urgently probe a recent attack in North Darfur that left dozens of civilians dead. Mohamed Chande Othman, the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, called for a “thorough and transparent investigation” into the 2 September attack in the village of Tabarat. “This incident should be investigated thoroughly and impartially and those responsible should be brought to justice,” he stated in a news release. Mr. Chande Othman said that new information gathered over the past 10 days appears to confirm initial reports that more than 37 people were killed and over 50 injured after a militia group, identified by several witnesses as Janjaweed, attacked civilians gathered in a marketplace in the village.“I am deeply disturbed about these killings which highlight the continuing deterioration of the situation in Darfur,” said the expert.The incident is one of several fresh clashes in the strife-torn region of Darfur, where fighting between Government forces, allied Janjaweed militiamen and rebel groups has raged on and off for seven years.Mr. Chande Othman urged the international community to continue its efforts to assist the African Union-UN peacekeeping mission (UNAMID), which has been in place since the start of 2008, to provide effective protection to civilians.He also voiced concern that UNAMID teams that were dispatched to the area to assess the situation were initially prevented from reaching the village of Tabarat by Sudanese armed forces and an armed group.Mr. Chande Othman, who was appointed to his post in October 2009, undertook his first fact-finding mission to Sudan earlier this year. He reports to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council in an independent and unpaid capacity. read more

Did India compensate the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) after the 1987 Indo-Lanka pact and the dispatch of Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to Sri Lanka? The US administration believed so, according to a cable sent by its embassy in Chennai and released by Wikileaks.Reproduced by the Times of India, the cable dated April 5, 1988 cites newspaper reports, which quoted J N Dixit, then Indian envoy to Sri Lanka that a stipend was agreed upon and was to be paid to the LTTE by the Indian government in view of the tax loss it suffered after IPKF was sent. The US cable said Rs 50 Indian lakhs was the compensation paid to the LTTE in July 1987 and only one payment was made before September that year when LTTE walked out of the deal over its participation in the interim council. As a parting shot, the embassy expressed doubt over the agreement itself. It said, “Left unsaid is an indication whether the package suggested above is still on the table in India-LTTE talks, which apparently have been going on for sometime.” Quoting a BBC correspondent, the cable said talks between the LTTE and India began in Madras in February 1988, but fell through a week later. An unnamed LTTE spokesman in Madras is quoted as saying that the payment was part of a larger secret package of guarantees, which Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi offered LTTE leader V Prabhakaran in July 1987 to get him to agree to the bilateral accord, said the cable. “We were in the jungles when the amount was said to have been paid to the LTTE. There was no communication from the ministry of external affairs to us about the payment made to get Prabhakaran to agree to the terms. It must have been a move by the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW),” said Col (retd) R Hariharan, an analyst of Sri Lankan affairs, who served in the IPKF. Other features of the package for the LTTE included an assurance of an offer of 7 out of 12 seats to enable it to form a majority in the interim provincial council in the north and east of Sri Lanka. India said it would route Rs 1 billion through the interim council to rehabilitate Jaffna besides $40million that was agreed upon by New Delhi at an earlier consortium meeting in Paris. The Indian government also promised to develop a police force after the formation of the interim council. Despite all this, the deal fell through almost the same day, said the cable. read more

Hamilton police say it took about an hour of “communication” with a 37-year-old man before he surrendered and handed over his two-year-old daughter, bringing an end to a brief Amber Alert issued overnight by Brantford policeBrantford police issued the alert early Thursday saying the girl and her father were last seen just after midnight leaving Brantford in a vehicle.A statement from Brantford police said they received a call for an abduction and assault at the girl’s mother’s house on Bissett Avenue, just before the Amber Alert was issued at about 3 a.m.The statement said the mother answered the door for an unknown number of people, while the estranged father broke in through the back door of the house.Brantford police said the man allegedly assaulted and threatened the mother and assaulted another resident in the house before grabbing the two-year-old and fleeing the scene in a vehicle with three others.Brantford police said they made contact with the father, but he refused to return the child or disclose his location.Less than an hour later, the alert was cancelled after the girl was found safe.Hamilton police spokesman Const. Jerome Stewart said his department received word from Brantford police that the child and father could be in Hamilton.He said officers arrested three other adults in relation to the case at a traffic stop just after 2 a.m., then received a tip that the father and child were at a home in the Central Mountain area.Hamilton police officers went to the residence just before 3 a.m., and about an hour later they emerged from the house with the child unharmed.“Just having communication to make sure that everything transpired smoothly,” Stewart said in an interview, noting there was never any risk to public safety.“That’s all it was — negotiation, if you will.”Stewart said the child was turned over to other family members, and the four people arrested were turned over to Brantford police.Brantford police they got a number of complaints about the Amber Alert from the public. One person complained 11 times. “The decision to utilize the Ontario Amber Alert is based on established criteria, and is never taken lightly,” said Insp. Scott Williams. He noted that the main objective of the Amber Alert system is the safe return of a child. “Once a child is abducted there is no way to determine the exact location the abductor is headed. As the abductor could travel quickly, it is important to alert the entire province.” Williams said police decide on a case-by-case basis whether issuing an Amber Alert will help in the recovery of a child. “We will continue to utilize any technology so that we can effectively and quickly investigate criminal matters,” he said. “When a child is abducted, it is our duty to utilize any and all resources available to facilitate a lawful investigation, and to locate the child as soon as possible. We expect the public to support our stance.” Meanwhile, an online petition calling on the Ontario government to levee fines against people who call emergency dispatchers to complain about broadcasts of Amber Alerts is gaining momentum with over 75,000 signatures in just a few days.Toronto resident Dalia Monacelli, who said she is upset about 911 operators fielding “frivolous complaints when there are other people needing them for emergencies,” initiated the petition asking Premier Doug Ford and Attorney General Doug Downey to consider instituting fines in such cases.On earlier occasions that Amber Alerts have been issued in Ontario this year, police forces have had to plead with the public to stop flooding 911 operators with complaints about the broadcasts, some of which take place in the middle of the night.“If people can be really that selfish to call to complain about a service that saves children’s lives, and also to occupy the 911 line for this kind of thing, then they do deserve to be fined,” the 27-year-old said.Police have affirmed the effectiveness of Amber Alerts and the national AlertReady system that allows them to be broadcast across a wide geographical area.Amber Alerts have successfully helped locate Ontario children three additional times this year, most recently when two young boys were located in the company of their grandfather earlier this month.Monacelli said her unwavering support of widespread Amber Alert broadcasts comes in part from her experience as the mother of a three-year-old boy.“If anything like that were ever to happen to my son, knock on wood, I want the whole world to move and do whatever they can to find him,” she said.She said fines are necessary to dissuade people not only from complaining about a valuable service, but from monopolizing emergency resources that may be more urgently needed.Her sentiments were echoed by Ontario Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, who said the government is “considering all options” to ensure people are not misusing 911.“When a child is missing, we all have a role to play as members of our community,” Jones said in a statement Monday. “Many children have been located as a direct result of Amber Alerts — but it only works if everyone receives these alerts. The bottom line is simple: a missing child is an emergency.”With files from Postmedia and Canadian Pressbethompson@postmedia.com@EXPbthompson read more

“The powerful links that exist between adult literacy and better health, higher income, more active citizenship and children’s education should act as strong incentives for governments and donors to be much more proactive on addressing the literacy deficit,” UNESCO’s Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said yesterday on the release of the latest EFA report.The fourth edition of the EFA Global Monitoring Report finds that governments and donor countries are curtailing progress towards EFA – and broader poverty reduction – by according only marginal attention to the 771 million adults living without basic literacy skills.The Education for All movement took off at the World Conference on Education for All in 1990 in Jomtien, Thailand. Since then, governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society groups, bilateral and multilateral donor agencies and the media have taken up the cause of providing basic education for all children, youth and adults.The Report calls for a dramatic scaling up of youth and adult literacy programmes. This will require more domestic resources; typically, governments only allocate 1 per cent of their national education budget to adult literacy. It estimates that some $26 billion dollars are needed over the next decade to make significant progress towards halving the level of adult illiteracy by the global goal of 2015.On current trends, 30 out of 73 countries assessed are at serious risk of missing this goal, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa but also including Algeria, Guatemala, India, Nepal, Nicaragua and Pakistan.According to the Report, three quarters of the world’s adult illiterates live in 12 countries: India, China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Egypt, Brazil, Iran, Morocco and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).South and West Asia has the lowest regional adult literacy rate at 58.6 per cent, followed by Sub-Saharan Africa with 59.7 per cent, and the Arab States with 62.7 per cent. Countries with the lowest adult literacy rates in the world are Burkina Faso with 12.8 per cent, Niger with 14.4 per cent and Mali with 19 per cent.Reflecting deep-seated gender inequalities in many societies, women account for 64 per cent of the adults worldwide who cannot read or write with understanding. This figure is virtually unchanged from 63 per cent in 1990.Although adult literacy rates doubled in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab States and South and West Asia from 1970 to 2000, the rate of progress has slowed considerably since 1990. On present trends, only 86 per cent of the world’s adults will be literate by 2015, up from 82 per cent today. read more

first_imgHere is a track I composed for @bhamcathedral entitled “How Good It Is”. It is my way of giving back to Birmingham.https://t.co/9mFoywvErY— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) January 5, 2017 But Iommi insists the group’s dark image was misconstrued.“People used to think we were Satanists but we weren’t,” he told the Birmingham Post.“The songs were the opposite – they were all about the dangers of Black Magic.“The closest we came was Black Magic chocolates!”Ms Ogle told the paper: “We had been introduced by a friend then, when Tony was unwell, we got to know one another better when I began to pray for him.“I kept in touch with Tony and his wife about his health.She added: “The words come from scripture and are really positive about people living together in peace and harmony.“This is what Birmingham is all about.” Check in tomorrow around 5:30pm UK time to hear a very different new piece of music from Tony.— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) January 4, 2017 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. His foray into ecclesiastical music will be viewed as more than a simple change in style given the hell-raising image of the band – which was routinely denounced as Satanic in some Christian circles.Black Sabbath will always be associated with the exploits of its former frontman Ozzy Osbourne who notoriously bit the head off a bat on stage, although that took place after he had left the band. Tony Iommi with the Very Rev Catherine OgleCredit:Sam Bagnall As startling changes in tack go, it is surely up there with St Paul on the road to Damascus.Tony Iommi, founder and lead guitarist of Black Sabbath – the man credited with inventing heavy metal –  has switched his one-time bat-biting bandmates for a group of choirboys and taken up church music.The 68-year-old musician has recorded a remarkable new choral work with the choir of Birmingham Cathedral and the cellist George Shilling. dean The piece, entitled How Good It Is, is inspired by the words of Psalm 133 which speaks about “brethren dwelling together in unity”. It was premiered at the cathedral on Thursday.It developed out a friendship between the musician and the cathedral’s Dean, the Very Rev Catherine Ogle, which grew up while he was being treated for cancer.last_img read more

first_imgGlobe Drill reports that drilling of its test hole using its ground-breaking geothermal drill rig, the GT3000, is progressing in line with the Company’s high expectations and the rig is performing even better than expected. During the commissioning of the rig and ancillary equipment the GT3000 has also drilled to 600 m during just 50 engine hours of rig operation. The rig is operating on 1/3 of its pull-back capacity and using only 20% of load capacity on that setting. Rotation torque is running at approximately 2% at 600 m and low bit wear is continuing to impress. This demonstrated efficiency is a testament to the GT3000’s power and capability. While the company only plans to drill between 2,000 and 3,000 m in the current test, based on performance to date, the company believes the GT3000 has more than enough capacity to drill a 5,000 m hole.Overall, the GT3000 is performing to its specifications and expected ability. When drilling to depths between 300 and 400 m, it intercepted a large water aquifer flowing through a big crack in an unchartered fault line in the granite formation. Water and fractures in the granite were not expected at this depth and as a result further casing was required to provide a secure BOP system.Globe Drill will continue to commission the BOP system, mud and air delivery equipment, bit sharpening system, booster systems and rig systems while 600 m of BOP casing is being prepared and threaded in Perth. Once that has been delivered to Merredin, the drill team will set and cement the casing to 598 m and wait 24 hours before commencing drilling to full depth with a 159 mm Numa PCD drill bit and hammer.With respect to the discovered water supply, some of the lower intersections appear to be fresher than the upper sections, which could be beneficial to the local community and may provide a reliable water source for any geothermal energy production should suitable heat sources be found in the area.last_img read more

first_imgLes éléphantes tuberculeuses du cirque Pinder obtiennent un sursis avant l’euthanasieLe cirque Pinder avait confié deux éléphantes au zoo de Lyon. Aujourd’hui atteintes de tuberculose, leur sort fait débat et l’évocation de l’euthanasie des deux pachydermes a fait réagir l’opinion publique, avant que ceux-ci n’obtiennent un premier sursis.Les deux éléphantes confiées par le cirque Pinder, il y a plus de dix ans, au parc de la Tête d’Or de Lyon sont atteintes de tuberculose. Le 11 décembre dernier, la préfecture a ainsi publié un arrêté réclament leur abattage sur demande du ministère de l’Agriculture. Une décision qui a fait grandement réagir : sur internet, les discussions sont allées bon train et une pétition demandant la grâce présidentielle (lien non disponible) a déjà reçu plus de 12.000 signatures. Le directeur du cirque Pinder, Gilbert Edelstein, a lui-même mobilisé les défenseurs des animaux pour sauver ses deux éléphantes, Baby et Népal qui sont placées en isolement depuis janvier 2011. La question du sort des animaux est posée car la possibilité et l’efficacité d’un traitement ne sont pas garanties. D’autant que la tuberculose est susceptible de se transmettre de l’animal à l’homme, ce qui constitue “un problème de santé publique”, selon la mairie de Lyon. C’est la raison pour laquelle l’arrêté de la préfecture du Rhône de la semaine dernière évoquait “les risques graves que l’infection dépistée [ … ] fait peser sur la santé des personnes évoluant dans l’environnement proche des animaux”.Une décision programmée jeudi”La tuberculose est une maladie qui se transmet des animaux à l’homme et de l’homme à l’animal. Elle peut être traitée par des antibiotiques, mais en raison de sa polyrésistance, on enseigne dans les écoles françaises de proposer l’euthanasie quand elle est détectée chez un animal”, avait souligné vendredi la vétérinaire Céline Moussour. Face aux multiples réactions, un sursis a toutefois été donné avant leur euthanasie. Si le préfet a suspendu l’arrêté jusqu’à demain c’est afin de “permettre au directeur du cirque Pinder, s’il le souhaite, de déposer un recours au tribunal administratif”. Gilbert Edelstein, qui a aussitôt annoncé le dépôt d’un recours au tribunal de Lyon, indiquait lundi qu’il s’agissait là de “la première vraie décision de justice dans cette affaire”. Le dossier devrait être étudié jeudi. Estimant que ses bêtes ont été contaminées lors de leur séjour au parc, M. Edelstein demande aujourd’hui à ce que la mairie de Lyon les lui rende “en bonne santé”. Il ajoute qu’étant lyonnais et aimant sa ville, il avait prêté gratuitement ses éléphants au zoo, “qui était bien content de les accueillir, ils avaient attiré du public”.Une incertitude quant à l’efficacité du traitement À lire aussiTuberculose : pulmonaire, osseuse ou ganglionnaire, de quoi s’agit-il ?Néanmoins, il explique, cité par l’AFP : “Je ne peux pas les reprendre car elles ne s’entendent pas avec les autres éléphants du cirque, ils se battent”. Le directeur de Pinder se dit par ailleurs prêt à aider financièrement la mairie pour soigner ses pachydermes, puisque des traitements antibiotiques existent. Mais la préfecture avance “le caractère inadapté d’un traitement curatif des éléphantes, compte tenu notamment de l’incertitude sur son efficacité”. Entre les deux, l’association de défense des animaux Code Animal estime que “ni le parc de la Tête d’Or, ni Pinder ne se sont mobilisés pour soigner ces animaux, ce qui impliquerait une procédure laborieuse et coûteuse”. Aujourd’hui, le porte-parole de l’association, Franck Schrafstetter, explique ne pas savoir si l’euthanasie n’est pas la meilleure solution pour Baby et Népal. “Ces éléphants souffrent de troubles du comportement liés à leur captivité, il fallait tout simplement les laisser dans la nature, où elles sont nées, et ne pas les enfermer dans un zoo ou un cirque”, estime-t-il.Le 18 décembre 2012 à 15:19 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img Videos Articles Google+ 8/29 NXT Live Results: Orlando, Florida (Velveteen Dream takes on Roderick Strong) WhatsApp Videos Articles WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Cameron Huff Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Drew Mcintyre Rousey: First UFC Fight More Important Than Wrestlemania Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next 1 COMMENT Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Pinterest Nikki Bella Now Playing Up Next WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV Facebook Ronda Rousey Twitter WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart set to appear at the SummerSlam meet and greet Video started to make the rounds of the WrestleMania 33 set on social media the last 24 hours showing construction inside Camping World Stadium in Orlando for this Sunday.As you can see in the video clips below uploaded to YouTube, the set appears to be featuring a roller coaster theme in line with the “Ultimate Thrill Ride” tag line that WWE has been using in recent weeks on television to describe the event.WWE will likely unveil a full look at the set as they have done in recent years later this week. We reported earlier that some changes to the card have already started to take place including the previously announced RAW Tag Team Championship triple threat match now becoming a ladder match involving Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, Enzo Amore and Big Cass and Sheamus and Cesaro this Sunday.It was also revealed on Monday night that two matches have been shifted to the Kickoff show beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern (4:00 CT). This includes Neville defending the WWE Cruiserweight Championship against Austin Aries and the annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal featuring the following names announced so far: Sami Zayn, Braun Strowman, Goldust, R-Truth, Curtis Axel, Primo, Epico, Bo Dallas, Jinder Mahal, Apollo Crews, Mojo Rawley Big Show and Curt Hawkins.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF8WMMRz1jIRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:30 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 Videos Articles March 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm So basically it’s just WrestleMania 31 and WrestleMania 32 but with some stuff added and replaced. I’m not complaining just stating the obvious. Comments are closed.last_img read more

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti is adamant that Napoli are determined to prove themselves in what he expects will be an “important test” against Juventus on Saturday in the Serie AThe Light Blues have won all but one of their six Serie A games this season and sit second in the standings behind Juventus.Bianconeri boss Massimiliano Allegri believes that Napoli are their biggest rivals this season.Three points on Saturday will draw Napoli level with Juventus at the top of the Serie A table and Ancelotti is feeling confident over their chances.“Don’t ask me about the line-up, I won’t say a thing. Everyone is fit and they are all motivated to play this important match,” said the Napoli coach on Gianluca Di Marzio.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“It will be an important test to understand in which moment we are. I am confident, we had some difficult fixtures but we are in good shape for this match. It’s not the game like others, we know that”.Fans are eagerly awaiting the duel that will take place between Lorenzo Insigne and Cristiano Ronaldo at Turin.“It won’t be a game based on individual duels, the match is Juventus versus Napoli, two teams that will play their own way,” said Ancelotti.“Settle for a draw? I have never settled for a draw in my life. I’d like to win a trophy this year already.”last_img read more

first_imgTwo men and a male juvenile were arrested in Woodland on Thursday morning on suspicion of prowling cars in the 2100 block of Dahlia Street. Woodland officers were dispatched at about 6:50 a.m. to the area on a report that someone had stolen items out of an unlocked car.Cody. J Hinds, 19, Trevor J. Kaml, 18, and an unidentified 16-year-old allegedly attempted to break into eight vehicles, successfully making their way into four, according to a news release. Police believe nearly all of the items stolen, which included a stereo amplifier, cell phones and some prescription medicine, were recovered. The value of the items was expected to be more than $500.Some of the targeted vehicles were parked on residential streets, while others were in driveways. “They were basically trying door handles looking for unlocked cars,” the department said in a press release.The suspects were arrested on suspicion of theft and vehicle prowling and felony drug charges resulting from the alleged theft and possession of the prescription drugs.Hinds, Kaml and the 16-year-old only gained entry into unlocked vehicles, making this case a “perfect example of why you should always lock your car when you leave it, even at home,” according to police.last_img read more

first_img Imperial Pacific pays remaining US$10.5 million balance on annual license fee Load More A prominent member of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party says at least one Japan casino license should be granted to a regional jurisdiction, stating that a regional integrated resort is the best way to stimulate the local economy.Member of the House of Councillors of the LDP Seiko Hashimoto – a former speed skater and track cyclist who represented Japan in seven Olympics – told a session of the Japan Gaming Congress on Thursday that a regional property should form a key aspect of the government’s plans to bring more tourist dollars into the country. She also singled out Hokkaido as the perfect location to create a unique, world class entertainment attraction. Japan: No prize for second RelatedPosts “I think having a regional casino is very important,” she said.“I grew up in Hokkaido and I know what it has to offer in terms of the ice and the snow, the natural attractions it has throughout the year. But I also understand the benefits an IR can bring to the local economy.“An IR is the perfect way to invigorate the economy of the regional centers.”On a lighter note, Hashimoto also revealed that casinos regularly operate in the athletes’ village at the Olympic Games.“I represented Japan in seven Olympics and have attended 16 Olympic Games, and we would often have a casino in the athletes’ village,” she said. “So I’m used to being around a casino and I understand the value they can bring.” Lost in translationlast_img read more

first_img $155 at Google Express Share your voice HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Samsung hits the brakes on Galaxy Fold release Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) See It Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Sarah Tew/CNET Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Angela Lang/CNET AT&T Samsung,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $59 at eBay Comments 7 Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $6 at Tidal Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Boost Mobile Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Read the Rylo camera preview Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. See it $999 Read Google Home Hub review $520 at HP Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $999 See at Turo I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Mobile Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See It Rylo Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale.center_img TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Tags Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Apple iPhone XS See at Amazon $299 at Amazon $999 An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Sprint Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Turo Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Close up with the Galaxy Fold screen, notch and hinge See It More preorders for the Galaxy Fold were canceled.  Angela Lang/CNET Samsung missed the April release date of the Galaxy Fold to fix problems with the device, but that delay is causing issues for customers, retailers and carriers. Now AT&T is adding to the bad news, sending cancellation notices to those who preordered the foldable phone. Those AT&T emails on canceling Galaxy Fold preorders were reported on earlier Thursday by Tom’s Hardware. The carrier cited Samsung’s delay in releasing the device as the reason for the mass cancellation, and customers will receive a $100 AT&T promotional credit in return for the canceled order. Samsung initially planned to release the Galaxy Fold in April, but review units suffered a series of problems such as bubbling under the screen and displays breaking, which caused the Korean tech company to postpone the release of the device. Commentary: Rushing foldable phones doesn’t work. Just ask Samsung and Huawei $210 at Best Buy 60 Photos $999 Best Buy Read DJI Osmo Action preview Share your voice Read the AirPods review CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 2 4:56 Amazon The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Comments Now playing: Watch this: Samsung said in May that the Galaxy Fold will get a new release date in the “coming weeks.”Also in May, Best Buy canceled Galaxy Fold preorders due to Samsung not providing a new release date. Samsung didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment. Originally published on June 13 at 5:46 a.m. PT.Update, 6:11 a.m. PT: Adds AT&T confirmation. 6:23 a.m. PT:  Adds background info. Correction, 6:43 a.m. PT: This story originally misstated when Samsung said it would provide a new release date. It made that statement in May. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $60 at Best Buy Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Tags The Cheapskate Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Chris Monroe/CNETlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target The National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, is home to a 1,000-foot radio telescope—and lots of cats.Featured in movies, video games, and novels, the famed observatory took a hit last year during Hurricane Maria, which ravaged the area, displacing thousands of humans and their pets.“After the hurricane, many people left the island and, in the process, left their animals behind,” observatory researcher Flaviane Venditti told Space.com. “We can see that based on how people-friendly some of the cats are. They might have come to the observatory to shelter during the storm.”Now, nearly a year later, the fluffy friends remain a permanent fixture of the building.Mars—spayed, vaccinated, and dewormed—is recovering well from surgery (via Flaviane Venditti/Arecibo Observatory)But employees, who have generously cared for the furballs, are worried about the growing cat population, and their ability to maintain the animals’ health and safety.But employees, who have generously cared for the furry friends, are worried about the growing cat population, and their ability to maintain the animals’ health and safety.So, the staff did what any desperate 21st-century organization would: they launched a crowdfunding campaign.The “Helping Arecibo Observatory Cats” GoFundMe project launched earlier this month, and has already collected more than $7,500—well over the $5,000 goal.Old Tom, believed to be the father of most observatory kitties—was neutered, and will also be vaccinated and dewormed (via Flaviane Venditti/Arecibo Observatory)Working with the local Hospital Veterinario San Francisco de Asis in Hatillo, the observatory plans to spend the money on surgeries, vaccinations, medicines, boarding, and food.“If the cat is healthy, and no extra treatment and lab tests are needed, the average cost per cat is $200-$250,” according to the project page.“Some cats might also need more medical assistance,” Venditti added, in a statement to Space.com. “I’m buying the food myself, but according to how much we spend with the vets, we could buy food with the help of donations, too.”Siblings Venus (bottom) and Mars (top) are orbiting the same bowl again (via Flaviane Venditti/Arecibo Observatory)Some eight to 10 cats currently live at the observatory—not including two litters of kittens born this month; seven have been adopted by staff and students since Hurricane Maria.Once the space mousers are taken care of, Venditti & Co. plan to extend their support to other regional cats—particularly those often spotted on the road leading to the observatory.Eventually, the staff hopes to find homes for these stray animals in Puerto Rico and the mainland.“I will definitely keep taking care of them, and there will always be new cats showing up in need of help,” Venditti said.This isn’t the first cat crowdfunding project: Previous campaigns have included a flushable catolet (cat toilet) and smart pet feeder. Find out which pet possesses more brain power and find out more about felines here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Firefighters Respond to Fire Alarm at Shelter, Discover Cat Triggered ItCommon Household Chemical May Cause Hyperthyroidism in Cats last_img read more

first_imgProfessional biologist and amateur mathematician Aubrey de Grey has partially solved the Hadwiger-Nelson problem, which has vexed mathematicians since 1950. He has published a paper describing the solution on the arXiv preprint server. This math puzzle will help you plan your next party 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 More information: The chromatic number of the plane is at least 5, arXiv:1804.02385 [math.CO] arxiv.org/abs/1804.02385AbstractWe present a family of finite unit-distance graphs in the plane that are not 4-colourable, thereby improving the lower bound of the Hadwiger-Nelson problem. The smallest such graph that we have so far discovered has 1581 vertices. © 2018 Phys.orgcenter_img Citation: Amateur mathematician partially solves 60-year-old problem (2018, April 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-amateur-mathematician-partially-year-old-problem.html The 1581-vertex, non-4-colourable unit-distance graph G. Credit: arXiv:1804.02385 [math.CO] Journal information: arXiv The Hadwiger-Nelson problem came about when Edward Nelson and Hugo Hadwiger wondered about the smallest number of colors necessary to color all of the points on a graph, with no two connected points using the same color. Over the years, mathematicians have attacked the problem, and have narrowed the possibilities down to four, five, six or seven. Now, de Grey has eliminated the possibility of four colors as the solution.Interestingly, de Grey is well known for his work in his primary field, biology. More specifically, he has made public comments suggesting that some people alive today will live to be a thousand years old due incipient medical breakthroughs. He has established a foundation dedicated to reversing aging and continues working on the problem. His journey to math puzzle solver, he notes, has roots in his love of the game Othello. He used to be a competitive player, through which he befriended a group of mathematicians. They wound up teaching him some math theory, which he began to explore as a means of unwinding after a hard day at work.Several years later, a group of mathematicians put together the Polymath Project, a collaboration of mathematicians around the world—their online platform allows those interested in working on difficult math puzzles to collaborate with like-minded individuals. It was on that platform that de Grey found the Hadwiger-Nelson problem. He began working on it over his Christmas break, and after some time exploring the problem using the Moser spindle, discovered that one of the assumptions of prior mathematicians was wrong, and because of that, he was able to rule out four colors as a possible solution.The amateur mathematician is not taking himself too seriously though, describing his findings as “extraordinarily lucky.”last_img read more

first_imgShe has been regaling audiences in various parts of the country for quite some time now. Recently, music lovers in the Capital got a chance to listen to the dulcet tones of singer Rini Mukherjee. Rini recently gave an outstanding performance to enthral the audience with her melodious voice at Kamani Auditorium. The cultural event Sur Sangum was organised by Le Rythme in association with Engineers India Limited (EIL) and Pailon Group. The programme was jazzed up with Bharatnatyam by Padmashree Dr Saroja Vaidyanathan’s Ganesa Natyalaya followed by a performance by Rini. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’There were also iconic Bengali actor Saumitro Chattopadhyay and Bengali band from Kolkata Ebong Amra.Rini started with Devi Vandana and presented the golden melodies of Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle along with songs from her own albums. The song Megha Chaye and Achena Akash was indeed impressive and regaled the audience. Rini is expecting to make her debut in Bengali playback singing very soon. During the occasion, the Chairman of Board for reconstruction for Central Public Sector Enterprise and former Revenue Secretary & Member of Parliament, Dr Nitish Sengupta released Swapnanil — Rini’s fourth Bengali music album. Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit also sent her a message wishing the album all success. The album is an assortment of modern Bengali songs of different moods with unique composition.last_img read more

first_imgArt Spice Gallery, in alliance with the Turkish Embassy celebrates the culture and tradition of Turkey, on the occasion of Turkey’s National Day using the truly deserving and rewarding medium of art. This stellar show is also supported by luxury lifestyle store, Craft House and Turkish Airlines .Bridging the glorious heritage of both India and Turkey, this show titled – On the Edge of the City –  has been conceived by Art Spice gallery to display the beautiful and daunting works of award-winning Turkish artist, Serdar Leblebici. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The exhibition will showcase a series of work inspired from a novel, Cemile, which was written by Orhan Kemal (15 September 1914 – 2 June 1970), who has a unique place in the modern Turkish literature with his novels and stories, and read by the artist in 2005. The initial works of the series titled On the Edge of the City involves the years of 2005-2007. Approaching this subject once again in 2010, he painted it with a more colorful attitude compared to the first series. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThis novel emphasizes the challenging life struggle in Çukurova during the 1930s in the Turkish Republic established by Atatürk and the power of bonds keeping the individual alive in these challenging conditions.In total, 32 paintings produced by the artist with the technique of oil painting on canvas in different dimensions are exhibited at the exhibition. Each of his masterful works has enshrined within them a dazzling spectrum of emotions that tames even the most frigid of souls. Serdar’s images and portraits both inspire and shock you with their ethereal embodiment of the human spirit and his play of colours not only darkens the shadows, but highlights them as well. This exhibition also has the characteristics of a reverence due to the 100th birth anniversary of Orhan Kemal, who died in 1970.Head over to explore the genius of Serder Leblebici reflected in his engaging and daunting works.WHERE: Art Spice Gallery, Metropolitan Hotel WHEN: 18 to 31 Octoberlast_img read more