Pulisic: Tough seeing Dembele leave

first_imgTransfers Pulisic on Dembele: It’s tough seeing good players leave Ives Galarcep Last updated 2 years ago 06:00 8/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ousmane Dembele Christian Pulisic Dortmund Transfers Ousmane Dembélé Borussia Dortmund Barcelona Bundesliga The American midfielder was not happy about his “good friend” departing for Barcelona, but he understands why the French forward left Dortmund. NEW YORK — Christian Pulisic says he will miss Ousmane Dembele at Borussia Dortmund, but doesn’t blame the French winger for making a “dream” move to Barcelona.The 20-year-old left for Barca for an initial €105 million fee in a deal that will make him the second-most expensive player in history once add-ons are accounted for.U.S. international Pulisic was teammates with Dembele for one season at Dortmund, and they helped lead the club to a third-place finish during the 2016-17 Bundesliga season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina “He was a good friend of mine. It’s always tough when you see a good player leave. It’s not easy,” Pulisic said.”I think it was a dream of his to play for Barcelona and I’m not going to be unhappy for him. I’m definitely happy and I’m excited to see what he can do in his future, but like I said, it’s not always fun losing one of your best players.”Dembele’s departure could solidify a regular starting place for Pulisic at Dortmund. With Dembele sidelined to open the season, the 18-year-old started in both of his club’s league matches, scoring once.last_img read more

Councillors, Poor Relief Officers in Westmoreland Get Tablet Computers

first_img Councillors and Poor Relief Officers in Westmoreland have been provided with modern technology to enable them to more effectively carry out their work.Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, handed over 13 tablet computers to the Councillors, including Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, Bertel Moore, during a special sitting of the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation on November 9.He encouraged the Councillors to embrace the technology, noting that the tablets would enable them to reduce the use of paper and keep pace with their counterparts in other technologically savvy countries.Mr. McKenzie also presented the Poor Relief Department with a computer and printer, and gave each of the four officers a tablet computer.“Gone are the days when a Poor Relief Officer goes out there and walks with an exercise book. The tablets will allow the officers to be able to work in a way that all they need to do is touch a button, scroll and find the information of the persons that they are working with,” he pointed out.Meanwhile, the Minister informed that new living quarters will be built for the matron of the Savanna-la-Mar Infirmary.“The Ministry will be coordinating with the superintendent and the building department to come up with the new design for the construction of the new matron quarters at the infirmary,” he said.He noted that once the drawings and costs are submitted, efforts will be made next year to obtain the resources from the Equalisation Fund and from property taxes to build the new lodgings.The Minister urged the Councillors to reinforce their commitment towards good governance, and to work with the Poor Relief Officers to safeguard the welfare of the less fortunate in their communities. Story Highlights Councillors and Poor Relief Officers in Westmoreland have been provided with modern technology to enable them to more effectively carry out their work. The Minister urged the Councillors to reinforce their commitment towards good governance, and to work with the Poor Relief Officers to safeguard the welfare of the less fortunate in their communities. Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, handed over 13 tablet computers to the Councillors, including Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, Bertel Moore, during a special sitting of the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation on November 9.last_img read more

Thousands of Nova Scotians Light Up for Less

first_imgThousands of Nova Scotians will save money and help cut greenhouse gas emissions after exchanging 11,000 old sets of holiday lights for new, more energy efficient lights. More than 5,600 sets of LED holiday lights were provided at 23 exchanges through the province. The joint program between Conserve Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Power encouraged Nova Scotians to switch to energy efficient holiday lighting. “The holiday light exchange was a great success with more people than ever participating. This means more Nova Scotians will light up for less and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the holidays,” said Richard Hurlburt Minister responsible for Conserve Nova Scotia. “This is part of our efforts to ensure Nova Scotia has one of the cleanest and most sustainable environments in the world by 2020.” Program participants exchanged two sets of traditional incandescent lights for one set of LED lights. Since the program was launched in 2005, more than 21,000 old sets of lights have been exchanged. “In addition to taking more than 11,000 older, inefficient lights out of use, this program allowed us to share information with Nova Scotians about the benefits of LEDs,” said Rob Bennett, executive vice-president of revenue and sustainability for Nova Scotia Power. “We’re very pleased and encouraged by this year’s response.” The LED holiday light exchange program took place in New Glasgow, Amherst, Port Hawkesbury, Truro, Sherbrooke Village, Berwick, Yarmouth, Halifax, Goshen, Liverpool, Bridgewater, Springhill, Bible Hill, Wolfville, Bridgetown, Dartmouth, Trenton, Sydney, New Germany, Eastern Passage, Shelburne, Annapolis Royal and Pictou. All towns and municipalities were invited to participate in the program. LED holiday lights last 10 times longer than traditional bulbs, produce very little heat thereby reducing risk of fire, contain no glass, and are durable and safe. The lights are available at local retailers in a variety of colours, string lengths, and bulb sizes. For more energy saving tips visit www.conservens.ca or www.nspower.ca Under the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act, Nova Scotia has a goal of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 2020 to at least 10 per cent below 1990 levels. Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI) has been producing and delivering electricity to Nova Scotians for more than 80 years. Today, NSPI’s more than 1,600 employees are responsible for supplying more than 97 per cent of the generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical power to 470,000 customers in the province. NSPI is the largest wholly-owned subsidiary of its parent company, Emera Inc.last_img read more

Trudeau picks woman to head up RCMP as force struggles with sexism

first_imgOTTAWA – Justin Trudeau is expected Friday to put a woman in charge of the RCMP, signalling a culture change in the national police force which has been beset by complaints about sexual harassment and discrimination against female officers.Sources say the prime minister will name Brenda Lucki as the new commissioner of the Mounties during a visit to the RCMP training academy at Regina’s Depot division, where Lucki is currently the commanding officer.A 31-year veteran of the force, Lucki has also served in the former Yugoslavia and assisted in the United Nations civilian police mission in Haiti.She has received numerous commendations over the years, including a United National Force Commander’s commendation for bravery, two UN protection forces medals, and the Canadian peacekeeping service medal.According to her RCMP biography, she is also a member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces in recognition of her work to improve relations with First Nations.Lucki’s appointment comes amid continuing embarrassing revelations about sexism and sexual misconduct in RCMP ranks, one year after commissioner Bob Paulson apologized for discrimination against female officers and agreed to a $100-million settlement of two class-action lawsuits.It also comes at a time when the force’s relations with Indigenous people are particularly strained.The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP this week launched an investigation into how the Mounties handled the death of Colten Boushie, an Indigenous youth who was shot by a Saskatchewan farmer after driving onto his property. The farmer, Gerald Stanley, was acquitted last month, prompting accusations of bias against Indigenous people by both the police and the justice system as a whole.The appointment follows the creation last year of an independent, non-partisan selection committee, headed by former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna, which earlier this year recommended three contenders for the top job.In coming up with the short list of highly qualified candidates, the committee was specifically instructed to “seek to support the government of Canada’s commitments to gender parity and representativeness of diversity” in its appointment process.Lucki will become the first woman to permanently take the helm of the RCMP; Beverley Busson held the post on an interim basis for six months in 2007.last_img read more

Harper government nixes mine that threatened lake sacred to Tsilhqotin

first_imgAPTN National News VANCOUVER–The Harper government has again rejected a proposed open-pit gold and copper mine in British Columbia that threatened to destroy a lake sacred to the Tsilhqot’in nation.Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq issued the rejection statement Wednesday. Aglukkaq said in the statement that the Harper cabinet decided the environmental impact of the $1.5 billion mine outweighed its potential economic benefit.Mining firm Taseko Mines Ltd. has been pushing the mining project for almost two decades.Former environment minister Jim Prentice rejected the proposed mine in 2010. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans also rejected the proposal in 1995 when the Chretien Liberals were in power.“We commend the federal government for not bowing to industry lobbying and instead respecting the science and the independent process which came to the conclusion that this project would have a devastating impacts on the environment,” said Tsilhqot’in Nation Tribal Chair Joe Alphonse.Xeni Gwet’in Chief Roger William said it was time for Taseko to stop pushing for the mine.“The company has wasted too many resources and time on a project that was first rejected in 1995,” said William. “It is time to look elsewhere and leave us in peace.”Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo called the decision a “symbolic of a path forward right across this country.” Atleo said it was a victory for all First Nations across the country.“Strong First Nations make for a stronger Canada,” said Atleo.Taseko, however, has gone to Federal Court seeking a judicial review to strike parts of an independent environmental review panel report which found the mine would “have a significant adverse affect on fish and fish habitat in Fish Lake” which is sacred to the Tsilhqot’in.The proposed 27 square-kilometre mine would have been constructed in the Fish Creek watershed which includes Fish Lake and Little Fish Lake. The watershed drains into the Taseko River.The company’s updated proposal for the mine would have destroyed Little Fish Lake and gradually suffocate Fish Lake, which would have seen reduction in water flow from its tributaries.The proposed mine site sits about 125 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake, B.C.news@aptn.calast_img read more

Ethiopia accepts peace deal with longtime rival Eritrea

first_imgADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Ethiopia has announced it will fully accept the terms of a peace agreement with neighbouring Eritrea in a major step toward calming deadly tensions with its decades-long rival, as dramatic reforms under a new prime minister continue.The development Tuesday night came as the ruling party also announced that the East African nation, one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, will open up parts of state-owned enterprises in sectors such as energy, aviation and telecoms to private investment and others, such as railways and hotels, to full privatization.The news came just hours after Ethiopia lifted a state of emergency in what had been the biggest reform yet under new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who has promised change after more than two years of deadly anti-government protests demanding greater freedoms in Africa’s second most populous country.But it is the prospect of peace with reclusive Eritrea that comes as the latest, and largest, surprise.The peace agreement signed in 2000 ended a two-year border war that claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people, but a no-peace-no-war situation continued, with the two countries skirmishing from time to time. Ethiopia had refused to accept the deal’s handing of key locations, including Badme, to Eritrea and continues to control that town.Ethiopia’s ruling party now accepts that agreement without conditions and calls on Eritrea’s government to do the same, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported.“The suffering on both sides is unspeakable because the peace process is deadlocked. This must change for the sake of our common good,” the chief of staff for the prime minister’s office, Fitsum Arega, said on Twitter.Eritrean officials in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, could not immediately be reached for comment and Eritrea’s information ministry had posted nothing on the development.Tiny Eritrea is one of the world’s most closed-off nations, ruled by President Isaias Afwerki since gaining independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after years of rebel warfare. Eritrea has become a major source of migrants fleeing toward Europe, Israel and African nations in recent years as human rights groups criticize its harsh military conscription laws.When the 42-year-old Abiy was installed as Ethiopia’s prime minister in April his inaugural speech mentioned the need for reconciliation with bitter rival Eritrea, raising hopes of peace.“We are fully committed to reconcile with our Eritrean brothers and sisters and extend an invitation to the Eritrean government to start dialogue and establish rapport,” he said in his address to Parliament.Since Abiy took power his government has released several thousand prisoners and tensions in restive areas have dramatically declined. Foreign-based opposition parties have been invited to return home in an effort to create a national consensus in the country of nearly 110 million people.But Ethiopia’s economy had suffered as companies, including foreign ones, found themselves targeted in the anti-government protests. Tuesday’s announcement on easing state-owned monopolies is “an effort to boost and modernize,” the chief of staff said.___Follow Africa news at https://twitter.com/AP_Africalast_img read more

Mahagathbandhan seeks Modis ouster for his stand on corruption Das

first_imgGumla/Lohardaga (Jharkhand): Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has said the grand alliance of opposition parties wants to oust Narendra Modi from power as the Prime Minister has never compromised on corruption. Canvassing for Union minister of State for Tribal Affairs and sitting MP Sudarshan Bhagat in Lohardaga (ST) Lok Sabha seat in Gumla on Thursday, Das said since the prime minister knows about poverty, his battle against corruption is uncompromising. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Referring to the Congress, the JMM and the RJD, the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ partners, the chief minister asked, “How can Rahul Gandhi (Congress president) and Hemant Soren (JMM working president) know about poverty as they are born with silver spoons in their mouth?” They talk about tribals, but back out when steps are taken in the interest of the indigenous people, Das claimed. “These (allies) are the same people who looted sand, gave it to a Mumbai-based contractor, indulged in coal scam and fodder scam,” the BJP leader alleged.last_img read more

Closing Bell Stocks advance amid solid US jobs data weak Canadian employment

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed modestly higher Friday amid a solid U.S. employment report for May and weak Canadian jobs data.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 38.72 points to 14,838.9, weighed down by mining stocks as copper and gold prices lost ground.The Canadian dollar was slightly lower as job creation figures for Canada came in above expectations, up 25,800 for the month.But Statistics Canada said the gains were part-time and the unemployment rate edged up to 7% from 6.9% as more Canadians went looking for work in May. The loonie was down 0.01 of a cent to 91.49 cents US.The U.S. Labor Department said the American economy cranked out 217,000 jobs, roughly in line with expectations. That’s down from 282,000 in April, which was revised slightly lower. Despite the gains, the unemployment rate remained 6.3%.“It’s confirmation that things are, as expected, improving,” said Wes Mills, chief investment officer Scotia Private Client Group. “The more disappointing numbers were the Canadian ones. The headline number looked OK but underneath, part-time jobs increased and full-time lost.”In New York, the Dow Jones industrials gained 88.17 points to 16,924.28, the Nasdaq advanced 25.17 points to 4,321.4 and the S&P 500 index was ahead 8.98 points to 1,949.84.Industrials led TSX gainers, up 1.3%. Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) shares rocketed to a 52-week high amid an upgrades from Walter Spracklin of RBC Capital Markets. He boosted his target price for the airline by nearly 42% to $17, saying the carrier is undergoing a fundamental and structural cost reduction initiative that is playing out in a climate of steadily increasing demand for air travel. Its shares closed up 54 cents to $10.47 after going as high as $10.58 on heavy volume of almost five million shares.Commodity markets were mixed in the wake of the jobs data with July crude in New York 18 cents higher to US$102.66 a barrel.The TSX energy sector was ahead 0.34% as the Financial Times reported that EU officials have decided to change a draft of a fuel quality directive, something Canadian officials have lobbied their European counterparts to do. Proposed EU environmental legislation would have set heavy penalties on petroleum products made from Alberta’s oilsands, citing higher carbon emissions associated with its production.There has been speculation in Ottawa that the crisis between Russia and Ukraine may have helped Canada’s cause. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has suggested that Europe should reduce its dependence on Russian energy supplies and look to Canada for some of its energy.“It’s not so much that the oil wasn’t going to continue to be developed, it’s that the stocks were being shunned and also some environmentally-conscious funds would say, no, we don’t want to own them,” added Mills.“And they may still say that but the fact that the Europeans… can’t depend on the Russians and they’re highly dependent at this point.”The TSX was weighed down by a 1.87% slide in the base metals sector, while July copper fell four cents to US$3.05 a pound.The gold sector lost about 0.3% as August bullion shed early gains to decline 80 cents to US$1,252.50 an ounce.The TSX ended last week up 234 points or 1.6%, leaving the Toronto market ahead 8.9% year to date, led by gains in energy, mining and financials.U.S. markets also gained ground last week with the Dow industrials ahead 1.24%.The Canadian Press read more

Liberia bridge built in a week inaugurated by UN envoy

Pointing out that the Sarbo Bridge is the fourth bridge completed by the contingent, Alan Doss, the Special Representative of Secretary-General Kofi Annan, said the achievement “demonstrates not only the contingent’s technical abilities and competence, but also the great dedication and commitment to their job as peacekeepers, and shows their contribution to the recovery of Liberia.” He added that “roads are not only economically important, but they also ensure security, the free movement of people and unify countries.” The new bridge unites River Gee and Maryland counties in Liberia. read more

UN global community back efforts of Somalias electoral bodies to ensure credible

The Federal Indirect Electoral Implementation Team (FIEIT), the State-Level Indirect Electoral Implementation Teams and the Independent Electoral Dispute Resolution Mechanism (IEDRM) are making efforts to ensure credibility and legitimacy of the electoral process in the African country.In a joint press statement issued yesterday, the UN, African Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States complimented on the successful efforts of these bodies. They welcomed the determination of the bodies to enforce the rules of the 2016 electoral process as stipulated by the National Leadership Forum (NLF), particularly their resolve to sanction efforts to influence the election results through corruption, intimidation, manipulation or other malpractices.“The international community will firmly support decisions by the FIEIT and the IEDRM to nullify election results that have been rigged through such misconduct and to disqualify candidates who have engaged in such malpractices,” the statement said.As for allegations that some clans that have been assigned three or more seats in the federal parliament’s House of the People are refusing to comply with the NLF requirement that one of every three seats be reserved exclusively for women candidates, the international community recalled that the NLF had decided that the seats of any clan failing to fulfil this requirement will be suspended, pending a decision by the relevant State-Level Indirect Electoral Implementation Team and regional administration on the status of those seats.Finally, the international community called on all parties to scrupulously comply with the rules and the code of conduct governing Somalia’s electoral process in order to safeguard its credibility and the legitimacy of its results. read more

Danish 10000 for Handball is now 12000

A fantastic idea of Danish TOP teams, to play together two derby match in one day in one hall is really good received by Danish handball fans. Renesance of Danish club competition was named “10.000 for Handball” as a call to all people who love handball to come and break records in a number of spectators of one handball match in the history of Scandinavia. On Saturday, 6th November, in MCH multifunctional Arena, will play current champion, AaB Handball against Skjern, before Bjeringbro Silkeborg and AG Copenhagen. Until this morning was sold 12.100 tickets and some of them are still available.– I can’t wait anymore. That will be one fantastic day, to remind on Bundesliga shows” – said AG Copenhagen goalkeeper, Kasper Hvidt.[youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rFTFvjIhIo[/youtube][/youtube] “10.000 for handball”Danish handball ← Previous Story Hungarian derby (6th November): Szeged waiting for Veszprem Next Story → No replacement for Amariei in Viborg HK read more

Meet the most famous actors whove never won an Emmy Award

first_imgTHE EMMY AWARDS – the Oscars of the US TV world – are upon us tonight, for yet another year.It could be argued that we’re in a golden age of TV right now, and that therefore the Emmy Awards are more interesting than ever.We’ll find out this evening who will take home what – but until then, let’s find out who NEVER took home ANYTHING.George ClooneyWho can forget the dashing Clooney as Doug Ross in ER? Well, Emmy judges apparently. Despite being nominated twice, he never won. Despite all his awards since, that one HAS to rankle. Source: © Vince Flores/AFF-USA.COMJerry SeinfeldThe gem behind the series never won an Emmy himself.Just whisper “Serenity now!” to yourself, Jerry, and it’ll all be fine. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesLarry HagmanJ.R. Ewing never won an Emmy for his iconic role in Dallas. He’d be HOPPING mad. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesJon HammMad Men has won a slew of Emmy Awards in its time – with none at all of them going to Don Draper. Ouch. Source: © Lisa OConnor/AFF-USA.COMHugh LaurieDespite being nominated for his role as Dr House six times, Laurie never got an Emmy. Diagnosis: pretty miffed, probably. Source: Matt SaylesCourteney CoxThe only actor from Friends who never even got a NOMINATION nod. Harsh. Way harsh.(She didn’t get one for Cougar Town either but that’s more understandable.) Source: EMPICS EntertainmentAngela LansburyThe TV stalwart never won an Emmy. Even after 15 nominations.What gives? Source: KIPA/Press Association Images Steve CarellNever won for his take on Michael Scott in the US Office. He was nominated six times – close, Steve, but no cigar. Source: PA Archive/Press Association ImagesAnd finally …The WireZilch. ZERO wins. Seriously, Emmys?Pssst … Stay tuned tomorrow for our round-up of the best of Emmy craic.Read: 7 things you’d forgotten about the bloody rain>Read: Breaking Bad’s Walt Jr gave Ireland a shout out>last_img read more

Fatigue chronique lefficacité de la thérapie comportementale prouvée

first_imgFatigue chronique : l’efficacité de la thérapie comportementale prouvéeUne étude britannique, la plus importante jamais menée sur le sujet, révèle l’efficacité de la thérapie comportementale, mais aussi de l’activité physique, sur le syndrome de fatigue chronique (SFC). Une étude allant à l’encontre des affirmations d’associations de patients, qui dénoncent les dangers de ces traitements, et défendent une “thérapie d’adaptation du rythme d’activité”.Depuis plusieurs années, des groupes de patients assurent que l’activité physique pouvait s’avérer dangereuse pour les personnes souffrant de fatigue chronique. Ils défendent une thérapie de rythme adapté, qui consiste simplement à réduire son rythme d’activité pour s’adapter à la maladie. À lire aussiAmygdalite : chronique, caséeuse, cryptique, de quoi s’agit-il ?Menée par des scientifiques de la London School of Medicine, de l’Université de Londres, de l’Institute of Psychiatry du King’s College et de l’Université de Cambridge, cette vaste étude publiée par la revue médicale The Lancet a porté sur 641 personnes atteintes du SFC, mais ne souffrant d’aucun trouble mental. Les patients ont été répartis en groupes, en fonction des traitements qu’ils suivaient. Après un an d’étude, les niveaux de fatigue des différents patients ont été évalués. Les chercheurs ont alors observé une réduction modérée de la fatigue et une augmentation des niveaux d’activité chez les personnes ayant suivi une thérapie comportementale et pratiqué de l’exercice. Les traitements médicaux et la réduction des efforts n’ont quant à eux révélé aucune efficacité notable. L’étude révèle ainsi que la fatigue chronique peut être soignée. Alors que le syndrome touche jusqu’à 2% de la population mondiale, nombre de personnes atteintes considèrent cette maladie comme incurable.Toutefois, les conclusions de l’étude doivent être tempérées. Les traitements évoqués n’ont permis de réduire la fatigue que de 60% des patients. En outre, leur impact à long terme est encore incertain. Le 27 février 2011 à 19:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Pogba wants Italy return in January

first_imgManchester United’s Paul Pogba is keen on a return to his former club Juventus during the January transfer window, according to Metro.The Frenchman resigned for Manchester United back in the summer of 2016 for a then world record fee of £90million but has struggled to replicate the same performances from Juventus.Pogba is keen to leave Old Trafford after falling out with manager Jose Mourinho. The pair were involved in a heated bust-up with the United boss last term, which led him to be dropped from the team.Reports in the Italian press suggests Pogba’s poor relationship with Mourinho is the driving force behind his desire to leave Old Trafford. And the midfielder is planning a return to his former club where he would link up with Cristiano Ronaldo.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.The Italian champions shelled out a club record €100million fee to bring the current Balon D’Or holder to the Allianz stadium in Turin.Should Pogba complete a shock return to Juventus, the midfielder would be able to play for the Italian club in the Champions League as UEFA have removed the ‘cup-tied’ rule from their competitions as of this season.But first, the France international must take on his former club in the Champions League group stage as United have been drawn alongside Juventus, Valencia and Young Boys in Group H.last_img read more

InterCaribbean launches Cuba flights

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Dec 2015 – InterCaribbean Airways today journeyed to Cuba via a new flight to the Caribbean country which now takes the destinations serviced by ICA to 16. It is the third Latin Caribbean country the airline services from its hubs here in Providenciales and Grand Turk with a fleet of 14 aircraft. The InterCaribbean Airways flight landed at the Antonio Maceo Airport in Santiago, Cuba. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:antonio maceo airport, cuba, Intercaribbean Airways, santiago Recommended for you At Least 10 People Killed in Cuba from Hurricane Irma Cuban military crash leaves 8 dead Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airlinelast_img read more

Police investigate Miami Gardens armed robbery

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating a robbery in Miami Garden that left one man injured.According to officials, shots were fired during the robbery, which took place Friday morning, near Northwest 24th Court and 199th Street.Several rounds of shots could be seen in a nearby truck’s windshield.One man had property taken while another suffered injuries during the incident. He was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital.There is no word of any arrests as yet.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Scott Kirsner on Innovation Leaders New Print Launch

first_img Folio: What kind of a response have you seen to the first issue (Fall 2015)? In an email exchange with Folio:, Scott Kirsner, Boston Globe columnist and Innovation Leader co-founder, detailed the new launch and gave some insight on why, in today’s market, a print launch made sense for Innovation Leader. Folio: Will the print component’s content mirror the newsletter content, or is it going to feature different types of stories? Kirsner: The first issue is 92 pages; future issues will be in that same range, 90 to 100 pages, with a target of 8 to 12 ad pages. There are five ad pages in the first issue, plus a directory in the back of consulting firms and other innovation-related service providers. Innovation Leader co-founders Kirsner (left) and Scott Cohen (right).Innovation Leader, a website and email newsletter devoted to corporate innovation and R&D, recently debuted a quarterly print magazine for its subscriber base of more than 10,000 business executives. Kirsner: All our current web subscribers will receive it. It’s part of the subscription package, which costs $695/year for an individual, and more for a team, department or whole company. Folio: What other distribution will the print mag have outside of current Innovation Leader subscribers? We know people are going to mock it a bit—you’re about innovation and you’re doing ink on dead trees?—and we’ve seen some of that, but we did the work to understand what our audience pays attention to, and this was the end result of that exploration. Folio: Will Innovation Leader be taking on any additional staff for the print magazine? Folio: How will subscriptions work? Will the print version be offered to all of your current subscribers, or is it an additional charge? Kirsner: Yes, we just hired a Sales Director this week, and one of his main jobs will be selling print, and print + digital packages. We’ll also be adding several more freelance writers around the country with deep experience covering big companies, plus more staffers to help run our live events series. Scott Kirsner: We started Innovation Leader in mid-2013 as a purely digital publication about how big companies develop new products, manage research and development groups, and innovate in all sorts of other ways. Since our focus was innovation, initially we were thinking we’d want to innovate on how we communicated with the audience, so we started with videos, downloadable audio, a weekly e-mail newsletter, PDFs, and webinars. But a few months after the launch, we started getting requests for printed versions of certain research reports we did, like a salary survey and one on how big companies interact with startups. And when we’d talk to subscribers at our conferences, they’d all ask whether they were missing something—were they supposed to be getting a magazine as part of their subscription? So we decided to do that, after validating with more subscriber interviews that print is something these high-level executives still pay attention to, whether it’s The Economist or The Wall Street Journal or Harvard Business Review. None of those publications, we feel, really cover the challenges and benefits, the wins and losses, of innovation in a consistent way. Kirsner: We’re testing a controlled circulation approach with several thousand senior executives in R&D, strategy, new product development, and design positions who we think would find the content helpful. They may just appreciate getting the magazine, but some may also want access to all the web content. So for them, print will ideally lead to digital.   Kirsner: Since we’ve been publishing digitally for a bit more than two years, there’s lots of content that we think will work well in print, especially stuff where a company has created something very visual, like the new Starbucks flagship Reserve Roastery in Seattle, which is part of our first issue, or where we can get pictures of something like a “demo day” for startups that Disney held at its headquarters. But we’re also commissioning original stories that will debut in print, like our cover package on failure. The stories online and in print have the same editorial point of view: doing new stuff inside a large organization is hard, and we want to dive in and explore what works and what doesn’t.  Folio: About how many pages will the quarterly be? What about the number of ad pages? Kirsner: The first issue was mailed earlier this week, so it has only arrived in a few subscribers hands. We had one company in Europe whose CEO subscribes to the website tell us that they are a paperless company—don’t send any more magazines, please. But we think that’s an anomaly. We’ve already seen an uptick in subscriptions, and several companies featured in the magazine are asking for reprints and extra copies, which we think is great. We’ve had a few inquiries from potential advertisers, which is even better. We think that print still makes a publication seem substantive and real and original, especially in a world where there are so many blogs out there and so much republished and rewritten content.  Folio: Why add a print component? Had you gotten feedback from your audience that led you to make this move, or indicates that there’s still a demand for print?last_img read more

IndiGo to add 14 new flights from May

first_imgIndiGo, India’s largest airline by market share, on Thursday announced 14 new flights to its network starting from next month, between May 1 and May 6, taking the total number of flights operated to 759. The flights will commence on routes including Bengaluru to Ahmedabad, Kolkata to Hyderabad, Bengaluru to Jaipur, Chennai to Kochi and also the third non-stop daily flight between Bengaluru and Ahmedabad, and the fourth non-stop daily flight between Kolkata and Hyderabad, PTI quoted an IndiGo statement as saying.The budget carrier will also commence the third non-stop daily flight between Kochi and Chennai, and Jaipur and Bengaluru from next Monday. Later, from May 6, IndiGo will introduce the third non-stop daily flight between Delhi and Jaipur, the fifth non-stop daily flight between Srinagar and Delhi and the sixth non-stop daily flight between Delhi and Srinagar, PTI added. Interglobe Aviation, the owner of IndiGo, will be declaring its fourth quarter results on Friday.The news comes within a week of another budget carrier, SpiceJet, announcing three new flights and six new frequencies to its summer schedule, taking its operations to 306 daily flights from 240 flights operated last summer, according to SpiceJet website.The Ajay Singh-promoted airline launched direct flights for Mumbai-Udaipur, Tirupati-Vijayawada, and Vijayawada-Vishakhapatnam. The Mumbai-Udaipur flight was launched early this month, while the other two on Monday.Read: Domestic air traffic: How IndiGo, Jet Airways, Air India, Go Air, AirAsia India, Vistara performed in March [PHOTOS]Domestic passenger air traffic to cross 100 million in FY17; IndiGo, SpiceJet to outperform industry: AnalystMumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad airports post high growth in domestic passenger volumesThe aviation space in India is witnessing consistent buoyancy and most of the airlines are expected to post record profits in view of strong passenger volume growth and low operating costs.last_img read more

Researchers launch plasmons with controlled amounts of angular momentum

first_imgSchematic experimental methodology. Credit: (c) Science (2017). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaj1699 Explore further Citation: Researchers launch plasmons with controlled amounts of angular momentum (2017, March 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-03-plasmons-amounts-angular-momentum.html (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from institutions in Germany and Israel has developed a way to launch plasmons with controlled amounts of angular momentum using spiral-like structures fashioned into a smooth layer of gold plate. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their technique and why they believe it could one day provide the basis for a new type of storage device. Journal information: Science © 2017 Phys.orgcenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: G. Spektor et al. Revealing the subfemtosecond dynamics of orbital angular momentum in nanoplasmonic vortices, Science (2017). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaj1699AbstractThe ability of light to carry and deliver orbital angular momentum (OAM) in the form of optical vortices has attracted much interest. The physical properties of light with a helical wavefront can be confined onto two-dimensional surfaces with subwavelength dimensions in the form of plasmonic vortices, opening avenues for thus far unknown light-matter interactions. Because of their extreme rotational velocity, the ultrafast dynamics of such vortices remained unexplored. Here we show the detailed spatiotemporal evolution of nanovortices using time-resolved two-photon photoemission electron microscopy. We observe both long- and short-range plasmonic vortices confined to deep subwavelength dimensions on the scale of 100 nanometers with nanometer spatial resolution and subfemtosecond time-step resolution. Finally, by measuring the angular velocity of the vortex, we directly extract the OAM magnitude of light. New theory to explain why sun’s surface rotates slower than its core Prior work had shown that it was possible to use orbital angular momentum of photons as a way to store data in the air (because of their different phase advances—each could be used to represent an individual character), which in practical use would be optical fibers. In this new effort, the researchers have found a way to do much the same thing, only on a chip, which allows for it to be confined, making it much easier to port to an actual application.To accomplish this feat, the researchers turned to plasmonics, which are oscillations in quantum particles or quasiparticles. In this case, it was the oscillation of electrons that occurs when photons strike a metal surface. The idea, the researchers noted, was that plasmons allow for confining light, which meant that it was possible to make its wavelength conform to a metal surface. They found they were able to kick off plasmon waves with angular momentum by etching spirals into a gold plate—that allowed for monitoring its motion using an electron microscope. Using it, they were able to see that firing photons at the spiral in the plates caused electrons to be ejected, which was an indirect way to “see” plasmons, which were controlled by the angular momentum of photons. This meant it was possible to use the initial wave advances to represent characters within the confines of a computer chip. That day is still a long way off, of course— the work was more a proof of concept than a finished product. But if a way can be found to mass produce chips using the technique, end users could see a huge increase in the amount of data storage. The work also suggests, the team notes, that it might be possible to do some things with light that have never been possible before.last_img read more

Added colours of smile on Holi

first_imgThe show aimed to bring the Urdu and Hindi poetry and literature back into mainstream awareness with showcasing the awesome talent that exists in this sphere. This was a part of the ongoing series of concerts/programs which are being organized to bring high quality artists to public and easily accessible stage for the discerning audience with an evening of fun and laughter.The objective of the show was with the purpose of attracting the present generation to the rich heritage of these Indian Languages.With this overriding thoughts in mind stalwarts like popular Meeruthi, Razi Amrohi, Nashtar Amrohi, Iqbal Firdausi, Famous Khataulvi, Ahmed Alvi, Mamta Kiran, Asim Peerzada, Moien Shadab, Raees Siddiqui were invited and they regaled the gathering with a volley of rib tickling couplets.last_img read more