Rajasthan to execute business reforms plan on time

first_imgThe Congress government in Rajasthan has decided to execute the Business Reforms Action Plan (BRAP) on time this year for facilitating ease of business in order to maintain the State’s ranking as one of the top achievers in the field. The World Bank has been giving the ranking to the States in consultation with the Union Government since 2015.State Industries Commissioner Krishna Kant Pathak said here on Tuesday that the works and services for improving the ease of business would be completed by June 15 to ensure high ranking in the key areas, involving 80 action points laid down this year, on which the feedback would be obtained.Dr. Pathak said as many as six departments of the State government were involved in the implementation of BRAP.last_img read more

Ivan Perisic on a high after Croatia stun Spain

first_imgIvan Perisic will remember the first day of summer 2016 for the rest of his life as he brought Croatian football fans all over the country and those in the stands of Stade de Bordeaux to ecstasy with his winning goal in the 87th minute of the clash with reining European champion Spain.It was a stellar performance from Inter Milan forward in Bordeaux on Tuesday evening and the whole of the depleted Croatian team that national manager Ante Cacic sent against powerful Spain, reports Xinhua.Croatian coach left Real Madrid star Luka Modric and Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic on the bench allowing them to recuperate from injuries. Cacic also left on the bench three more players that were in a starting eleven against Turkey and the Czech Republic and gave a chance to young guns, defender Tin Jedvaj, midfielder Marko Rog and forward Marko Pjaca to show that they are part of this team with a reason.They responded like veterans, playing against world stars Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Busqets, Sergio Ramos and others like equals.STARS BROUGHT DOWN TO EARTH”We showed that they are not out of this world, that they are humans like us,” said 20-year-old Marko Rog who was playing in an amateur Croatian league just three years ago and didn’t show any fear when he stood against some of the best players in the world.”I am glad that we showed that head coach can rely on us. Of course, everybody deserves respect but there is no reason to be afraid of any team,” the 21-year old Pjaca, who is Rog’s teammate in Dinamo Zagreb, said.advertisementTheir role was to fill the void left by Modric’s and Mandzukic’s absence and to let other stars to shine. So they did do just that and let Ivan Perisic to shine like a sun on the longest summer day of the year. Perisic’s skills were at display throughout the whole match. He was involved in every single chance that Croatian team created at Stade de Bordeaux on Tuesday.He was all over the pitch, helping Croatian defenders to stop dangerous Spanish attacks and creating a chaos in front of Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea. His perfect right footed cross found Nikola Kalinic in front of De Gea and a little flick was all that it took Fiorentina forward to score an equalizer in the 45th minute.In the 87th minute Perisic and Kalinic were in the inverted roles after Marko Pjaca’s perfect pass that opened a chance for a counter-attack. Kalinic sprinted with a ball under control and waited for Perisic to get in ideal position on the left side.Perisic got the ball on the left side of the penalty box, got one step closer and fired a shot that Gerard Pique deflected a little, just enough to make it pass beside de Gea and send Croatian fans to delirium.SPECIAL NIGHT”This is a special night but it’s only the beginning,” said Ivan Perisic who was named the man of the match.Without his goal Croatia would end up second in Group D and would face Italy, another big name in the world of football.”Italian team can be happy. Now they don’t have to face Croatia,” Perisic added.After the match against the Czech Republic when Croatian hooligans nearly managed to stop the play and cost Croatian team disqualification, French police and 2016 EURO organizers were alert and didn’t allow anyone suspicious to enter the stadium.German victory against Northern Ireland took a lot of pressure from Croatian players as they knew that they’ve qualified to knockout stage whatever the outcome of the clash with Spain would be. Playing pressure free, Croatians showed how dangerous they can be, even without such an important players like Modric and Mandzukic are for this team.MODRIC CONTRIBUTES FROM SIDELINES”This is not a miracle. I knew that these players are capable for this. That’s why I have picked them,” said Croatian manager Ante Cacic.But, even though he was on the bench and ready to play, Luka Modric had a big impact on the outcome of this match.It was in the 70th minute that referee Bjorn Kuipers saw Vrsaljko’s challenge on Silva as a foul and awarded a penalty to Spain. Spanish captain Sergio Ramos took the ball. At the same time, Croatia captain Darijo Srna signaled Luka Modric to tell him where Ramos will shoot. Modric answered and Srna was quick enough to transfer the message to Croatian goalkeeper Danijel Subasic.advertisement”He told me that Luka told him to wait for Ramos shot and then dive to my right. He was right and I saved the penalty,” said Subasic.It was 22 years ago that Croatia got its only win against Spain when legendary Robert Prosinecki and Davor Suker scored in Valencia. It was four years ago that Croatia had to beat Spain at 2012 EURO in Ukraine and Poland. After missing some good chances, Croatian players allowed Spaniards to score and this is how they’ve missed the knockout stage.On a beautiful Tuesday night in Bordeaux Croatian players refused to lose and that’s how they’ve got the victory, one of the biggest in the team’s history. However, players and head coach Cacic know that they can do much more.”We are first in our group. This is a big result but we don’t want to stop at that. If we play like we can, then we’ll have a chance against any team in the world,” Croatian manager Ante Cacic said.This is what he was saying since the first day he took the charge of this team and in the beginning there weren’t many that believed him. Now they know he was not over confident about his players or his abilities to lead them. He turned those into believers, too.last_img read more

Being disconnected with Saurabh Chaudhary is secret of our pair’s success: Manu Bhaker

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiSeptember 6, 2019UPDATED: September 6, 2019 17:36 IST Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary have been on fire in the mixed team events at ISSF World Cups (@India_All Sports Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary won the mixed 10m air pistol gold in RioThe pair has won 4 gold medals in as many World Cup appearances this yearWe don’t talk much. We are both on our own: Manu Bhaker on partnership with Saurabh ChaudharyCommunication is key aspect in a team sport but Manu Bhaker believes that remaining “disconnected” with partner Saurabh Chaudhary has been the key to their golden run in four successive World Cups.The teenagers will be gunning for a podium finish at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics having already booked a quota place for the country.”We are not very connected. We are two very different things (individuals),” the 17-year-old Manu told PTI when asked about her recipe of success having won her fourth mixed World Cup gold in Rio de Janeiro, last week.At 17, one is free from fear of failure which is a common thread binding the teenage duo as they simply like to concentrate on their individual performances.”We don’t talk much. We are both on our own. We just focus on our individual performance. He doesn’t give much thought on my performance and neither do I think about his. I think that makes us fearless and we shoot for ourselves and perhaps because of that, we are doing well,” Manu explained.Manu will be among the 14 Indian shooters, who will represent the country at the year-ending World Cup Finals, scheduled to be held in Putian, China between November 17 and 23.”I thought I will not be selected for World Cup final as I didn’t win any individual medals this year. I won all the mixed team gold with Saurabh. So it was unexpected but now that I have been selected, I am so happy and excited to go for the World Finals. I will work hard to do well,” she said.advertisementLast year, Manu had won a series of gold medals, which include the Guadalajara World Cup, Commonwealth Games and the Youth Olympics at Buenos Aires.There were also disappointments in store when she suffered a pistol malfunction during the 25m Rapid Fire pistol final at the Munich World Cup, forcing her to forfeit.She also returned empty handed from the Asian Games after participating in three events — mixed, 25m air pistol and 10m air pistol. Interestingly, Manu had Games record at the Asiad in Palembang, with a record score of 593 in the qualification round of 25m Air pistol event.”I think it is like a heart beat. It goes up and down and it is all part of life. The malfunction at Munich World Cup that was one moment where I felt very low. It was like someone took (snatched) away the medal in-front of my eyes. It was heartbreaking,” said Manu, who had secured a quota in the 10m pistol event after disappointment in 25m rapid fire pistol at Munich.”Another such low moment was the Asian Games, I was fifth in the final and it was very upsetting. I had high expectations from myself and everything fall apart. Jaspal sir helped me during that phase.”Interestingly, Manu couldn’t win an individual medal at the four World Cups this year.Asked how she analyses her performance this year, she said: “I think it has been very progressive from Delhi to China, to Munich and now Rio. I did quite good, so I believe it was a successful year and I am happy with my performance. Great to end the way, we did in the last World up of the year,” she said.Manu said that she now wants to work on the physical fitness part.”I will just continue what I have been doing. It is basically all about improving the technique and physical fitness.”Hope Tokyo Olympics becomes my best moment in life: Manu BhakerThe Tokyo Olympics is just seven months away and Manu believes she can produce a much better performance at the Games.”Olympics is a dream for all sportsperson. I hope it becomes my best moment of my life. Anything can happen. I don’t know what is destined for me. If I have the blessings and I can go on to win a medal, it will be the best moment of my life,” she said.While she won a quota place, it belongs to the country and not the individual. The youngster is well aware and knows that nearing Olympics, she will have to hit the peak.”I think I can do better at Olympics. The quota that I won is for India and I might not also go. My scores have been good and I’ll improve as the Olympics approaches. I just want to put in my work.Also Read | Hope India’s shooting talent gets reflected at Tokyo Olympics: Kiren RijijuAlso See:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Manu BhakerFollow Saurabh ChaudharyFollow ISSF World Cup 2019Follow Tokyo Olympics 2020Follow India shooting news Being disconnected with Saurabh Chaudhary is secret of our pair’s success: Manu BhakerManu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary have been on fire in the ISSF World Cups, winning 4 successive golds in the mixed team events. advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Berge Bulk Adds Two Capesize Newbuilds

first_imgzoom Singapore-based dry bulk owner and operator Berge Bulk has added to its fleet two Capesize newbuildings, Berge Sarstein and Berge Cho Oyu.The 182,000 dwt Berge Sarstein was delivered to the company on March 1. The ship will make its maiden voyage to Newcastle, Australia, from where it will transport coal to Map Ta Phut in Thailand.Built by the Imabari Group in Japan, Berge Sarstein features a length of 292 meters and a width of 45 meters.The bulker is among the first ships in Berge Bulk’s fleet to be equipped with a chemical-type ballast water treatment system, according to the firm.The second vessel was handed over to Berge Bulk on the same day.The 262,000 dwt Berge Cho Oyu is the third in a series of four very large ore carriers (VLOCs) built at GSI Long Xue Shipyard in Guangzhou, China.Similar to its sister vessels, Berge Cho Oyu, which has a length of 327 meters and a width of 57 meters, will operate on the routes between Australia and China.Berge Cho Oyu is also among the fist bulkers in the firm’s fleet having a chemical-type ballast water treatment system.As of March 2, Berge Bulk’s fleet is comprised of 54 vessels with an aggregate tonnage of 11.1 million tons.last_img read more

Ombudsman Office to Hold Outreach Clinic in Amherst

first_imgThe Office of the Ombudsman will hold an outreach clinic in the Amherst area on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Representatives from the Ombudsman’s office will be available to talk about the role of the Ombudsman in Nova Scotia. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the complaint process, ask questions, and meet with an Ombudsman representative. The outreach clinic will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Amherst Centre Mall, 142 Albion St. The Office of the Ombudsman is an independent agency that addresses administrative concerns about provincial or municipal government services. Its services are provided free of charge. For more information on the session, call toll-free 1-800-670-1111, e-mail ombudsman@gov.ns.ca or see their website at www.gov.ns.ca/ombu .last_img read more

Accessibility Law Amendments Meetings to be Livestreamed

first_imgNova Scotians interested in Bill 59, the Accessibility Act, can watch upcoming presentations to the law amendments committee live online. The committee hears input from the public on legislation that has been introduced. The live stream is available at nslegislature.ca/index.php/proceedings/legislative-tv/. The proceedings will also be broadcast on legislative television. Live-streaming law amendments committee hearings is another innovation in how people can participate in this step of the legislative process. Other changes to accommodate people with disabilities have included more advance notice of the hearing so people can arrange for accessible transportation; signing and real-time captioning for people who are deaf or hard of hearing; videoconferencing where requested; and more accessible communication about the process and the bill on a dedicated Accessibility Act webpage at novascotia.ca/coms/accessibility/. The committee meets Thursday, March 2, 1-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., and on Friday, March 3, 9-11 a.m. at Province House, 1726 Hollis St., Halifax. -30-last_img read more

ProNazi posters discovered at BC university on Remembrance Day

first_imgVANCOUVER – Officials at the University of British Columbia says pro-Nazi posters have been found on the school’s Vancouver campus.Philip Steenkamp, UBC’s vice-president of external relations, says in a statement that the “disturbing” posters were discovered on War Memorial Gym on Saturday.The university was hosting Remembrance Day ceremonies in the gym that morning.Photos of the posters obtained by the Ubyssey student newspaper show what appears to be images of Nazis with the words “the true heroes of WW2.”Steenkamp says campus security took down the posters as soon as they were made aware of them.He says the university takes incidents of hate and racism very seriously.B’nai Brith Canada issued a statement on Sunday condemning those who put the posters up.“Once again, we see anti-Semitism and neo-Nazism raising their ugly heads at a B.C. university,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada.“These disturbing incidents constitute a threat to Jewish students and other minorities on campus, as well as an unforgivable insult to Canadian veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice to defeat Nazi tyranny.”The B’nai Brith statement and Ubyssey reported that the RCMP were investigating, but the Mounties did not immediately respond to phone calls and emails requesting confirmation.last_img read more

Crown asks for assessment after alleged gunman claims temporary insanity

first_imgFREDERICTON – Alleged Fredericton gunman Matthew Raymond’s claims of temporary insanity have prompted the Crown to seek a psychological assessment to determine if he is able to stand trial.In a court outburst last week, Raymond said he should be “exonerated” immediately because of temporary insanity. He said he has evidence that will show his innocence in the deaths of Fredericton police constables Sara Burns and Robb Costello, and civilians Donnie Robichaud and Bobbie Lee Wright.The four were gunned down Aug. 10 outside an apartment complex in the city; Raymond is charged with four counts of first-degree murder.“I had concerns based upon what he had said in court,” Crown prosecutor Darlene Blunston told Judge Julian Dickson Monday of her request for an assessment to determine if Raymond was not criminally responsible at the time of the offence.“The Crown’s position will be that the accused has put his mental capacity for criminal intent into issue, as well as the fact that the accused has raised the issue of fitness, based primarily on his utterances in court,” she said.In court Monday, the 48-year-old Raymond motioned to Dickson that he wished to speak again.Wearing an orange jump suit and oversized grey sweatshirt, Raymond stood and addressed the court, saying he had tried to fire his lawyer, Nathan Gorham, four times and “now it’s going to be five times.”“What happened in the past is something else, but right now I know what’s been going on,” he said.Another defence lawyer, Spencer MacInnis, asked the court for a bit of time to prepare for the Crown’s application.Dickson will hear the application next Monday for a psychological assessment that Blunston said will take 60 days.The lawyers and family members of the victims refused comment as they left the courthouse.Raymond is alleged to have fired from his apartment window with a long gun, killing two civilians as they loaded a car for a trip, and two police officers who responded to the scene.Costello, 45, was a 20-year police veteran with four children, while Burns, 43, had been an officer for two years and was married with three children.Robichaud, 42, had three children and had recently entered into a relationship with 32-year-old Wright when they were killed.Last Monday, Raymond had interrupted his lawyer to address the judge.“Your honour, may I interrupt? I have something really important to say, I have a statement to make,” Raymond said during that appearance.“I should not have been in prison at all. I am not guilty due to at least temporary insanity. The evidence is all right there … it shows exactly what has happened. I am not guilty.”Former friends and acquaintances of Raymond have offered varying memories of the accused murderer, ranging from a boy who retreated into video games, a pleasant supermarket co-worker and an increasingly isolated loner in recent years.Some business owners have described Raymond as becoming reclusive and occasionally unpleasant in the year before the alleged shootings.last_img read more

Vote2019 Truth and Reconciliation still important to Indigenous voters according to poll

first_imgKathleen MartensAPTN NewsA new poll commissioned by APTN shows candidates can still win over Indigenous voters by making good on the concept of reconciliation.“More than half or one in six are undecided,” said Sarah Roberton, vice-president of corporate and public affairs, at Environics Research in Ottawa.Indigenous peoples comprise less than five per cent of Canada’s population but their vote helped propel Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to victory in 2015.Now, that isn’t the case.“Intention to vote Liberal has dropped substantially,” said the poll.“Conservatives and Greens have retained most of their 2015 support. Almost half of those who previously voted Liberal would now vote for another party.”Voting The survey of 1,024 Indigenous peoples in all provinces and territories was conducted for APTN between September 4 and 13Read More: #Vote2019: Climate change and drinking water top Indigenous issues in federal election“One in five are planning to vote Liberal in the current election, down from half who reported voting for the Liberals federally in 2015,” the poll found.“A higher proportion (26 per cent) now plan to vote Conservative; the NDP (17 per cent) and the Green Party (16 per cent) are tied for third, while four per cent will vote for another party and one in six (16 per cent) are undecided.”Roberton noted the results show support for the Liberals was down even before Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal.“Those who feel they could change their mind tend to favour the NDP or Greens as a second choice,” the poll said.Three-quarters of those surveyed said “truth & reconciliation issues” are very or extremely important in deciding their vote.For the purpose of the survey, those issues were treaty rights, Aboriginal title and the subject of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.Voting and Reconciliation Survey respondents see little difference between how the parties treat other issues important to them like the environment, quality of life, and economic problems.“However, belief that is does not matter which party wins because they’ll take the same approach to the environment and to Truth & Reconciliation is higher among Conservative supporters than supporters of other parties,” the poll said.Roberton said the polling sample was comparable to other election surveys.“A thousand interviews with any group in Canada is a more than adequate sample size,” she said in a telephone interview from Ottawa“We’re confident standing behind the results.”Read more: #Vote2019: Climate change and drinking water top Indigenous issues in federal electionkmartens@aptn.ca@katmartelast_img read more

Womens Gymnastics Ohio State gears up for coed meet against Penn State

OSU gymnastics team celebrates senior Kaitlyn Hofland, who earned a career high of 9.925 on uneven parallel bars during 2018 season premiere after recovery from shoulder surgery. She competed against Minnesota and Illinois State Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at St. John Arena. Credit: Megan Russell | Senior Lantern ReporterAfter coming in first in a quad-meet on the road Saturday, the Ohio State women’s gymnastics team (5-3, 2-2 Big Ten) returns to Columbus, ready for a match with Penn State at 6 p.m. Friday. But it won’t be facing the Nittany Lions alone.The Ohio State men’s gymnastics team also will compete against Penn State in a co-ed meet.“It’s exciting because we train side-by-side with them every day, so to be able to be in the same meet and cheer each other on is a really special thing for the athletes,” head coach Meredith Paulicivic said. “That being said, it’s a conference meet, it’s important for both of us, the men and the women, so I think all of us are preparing to go out there and be ready and have a good competition, but also support one another.”Like the Buckeyes, who posted a 195.850 total score in their last meet, Penn State (2-3, 1-3 Big Ten) has seen a similar slow start to its season. It has improved in its last few meets, taking a victory against Michigan State on Sunday with a 195.600 total score. With a potential win from the upcoming meet, both Ohio State and Penn State have a chance to advance one rank in the conference play.“They are a really good team, much like us,” freshman Morgan Lowe said. “We’re very back-to-back, and I think it’s actually going to be really cool to have such a challenge.” Ohio State also has a chance to crack the top 25 if it can come away with a win against Penn State.With the stakes so high for the meet, Paulicivic has tried to keep the team composed by giving them a light week of practice. The focus of the week was to improve routines and look at possible combinations in different event lineups.“This is that time of the year where it’s been going and going and going, and some people need a rest, and so we’ll put some other people in,” Paulicivic said. “So that’s kind of the plan for the rest of the month, we’ll continue to shift lineups around a lit bit and rest people as needed.”Entering the competition against Penn State, the plan for the Buckeyes is to stay focused.“I think keeping that momentum going is kind of important, and not really thinking of hitting 24/24, and just getting in there and doing what we know how to do,” junior Jamie Stone said. read more

Rose Hall Martyrs Day to be commemorated

Plans are in train to commemorate the 15 Rose Hall Martyrs at the national level, at the Monument site situated at Rose Hall, Canje. March 13 marks the 104th Anniversary.On Friday, March 03, members of East Canje Humanitarian Association, along with the East Canje Development Association and the Regional Chairman David Armogan met with officials from the Ministry of Education to coordinate activities for the Rose Hall Martyrs Day activity which is planned for March 15th, 2017. Also in attendance at the coordinating meeting were representatives of National Trust and the Department of National Events.The East Canje Humanitarian organizational head, Kawalpattie Dayaram (Brahash) said “while we normally host a regional event we are happy to join with all other stakeholders to honour our fallen 15 Martyrs.” She was emphatic that “it is important that we remember our history not only at the local but also at the national level because the struggle was an example of what our fore-parents fought for so that we can have a better life under better conditions for sugar workers and by extension Guyana,” she said.During the meeting she was adamant in stating that “long live Rose Hall Sugar estate and we are throwing our full support behind this venture to ensure its success. We are happy that the Government has taken the initiative to consult with and include us as the founders of this event.”Also present at that meeting were the Canje Development Association members headed by Mr. Mohammed Akeel who expressed elation at the move to remember the Martyrs at the national level.The two groups have been the stalwarts that ensured that the Martyrs were remembered over the years, and are considered as the standard bearers for ensuring that the Martyrs are not forgotten.A surviving relative of the Martyrs, Dr. Fred Sukdeo and his family, whose grandfather Nabur age 75 was among the casualties on that faithfull March 13, 1913 date.The last memorial was held on March 25, 2015 and commenced with a road march by officials and invitees to the memorial site where a monument was unveiled in memory of the fallen sugar workers.The monument was dedicated to honour the memory of the 15 indentured laboures of the Rose hall Estate who were killed by Police on March 13, 1913 and were buried in a mass grave for seeking a better life. These sugar workers who made the supreme sacrifice for demanding a better life were Motey Khan, Bholay, Sohan, Hulas, Badri, Jugai, Sadula, Sarjoo, Lalji, Durga, Gafur, Roopan, Juggoo and Nibur (all male) and Gobindei, the lone female.In an effort to secure a better life on the sugar plantation, laborers on the Rose Hall estate protested the retraction of a four days holiday awarded to them for a good grinding season. They therefore refused an order from the Plantation Manager Mr. Smith, to p0lant cane on those days. This led to a formal complaint to the immigration officer. In exchange for the charges levied against them to be dropped, Mr. Smith demanded that they pay legal cost. The laborers offered to pay in installments but management refused and the case went to the Magistrate’s court on February, 7, 1913.Hundreds of immigrant laborers filled the Reliance Magistrate’s court where the men were found guilty of instigating resistance to work. The workers protested the verdict and management threatened to transfer the protesting families to distant plantations. The threat caused the workers to raise the level of their protest. Warrants were issued for the leaders and on March 13, 1913 the police attempted to execute the warrants.  The workers resisted and the police opened fire injuring 56 persons and killing 15 workers.The monument where the wreath laying takes place was erected in 2014 and was conceptualized and designed by the National Trust.The location is purported to be the grave site of the slain workers and features additional structures around the main monument to represent each of the 15 martyrs.“This Memorial, like many others, is a reminder of our nation’s history and the struggles endured by our ancestors who struggled for our ultimate freedom. As such it is imperative that we ensure their continuity and preservation,” a National Trust of Guyana Official stated.To this end, the Ministry of Education undertakes to promote and safeguard the nation’s heritage and patrimony, and urges the members of the community to take an active role in ensuring the long term survival of Guyana’s legacy by exercising care and respect at all times when visiting monuments and heritage sites such as this monument.According to a statement from the Education Ministry, this year’s observation will feature presentations from President David Granger, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Regional Chairman Mr. David Armogan. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related read more

Découverte dun site de lâge du bronze dans le LoiretCher

first_imgDécouverte d’un site de l’âge du bronze dans le Loir-et-CherMenées sur le chantier d’une déviation routière à Contres, dans le Loir-et-Cher, des fouilles archéologiques ont permis de mettre au jour un site datant de l’âge du bronze. Une découverte qui confirme l’idée selon laquelle la ville de Contres fut à cette période, l’une des plus grandes métropoles d’Europe du Nord.Si les archéologues n’ont pas découvert de maison d’habitation sur ce site, les Fosses plates, ils ont mis au jour des vestiges de bâtiments annexes, tels qu’un grenier sur poteau ou les restes de ce qui entre 950 et 850 avant J.-C., fut sans doute un four, ou une cuve de tannage, rapporte le site de la Nouvelle République. Des archéologues de l’Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives (Inrap) mènent des recherches afin de découvrir ce à quoi servait exactement cette structure. À lire aussiLe pharaon Toutânkhamon n’était sans doute pas celui que l’on croitLoin d’être la première découverte archéologique faite à Contres, ce site en très bon état de conservation, confirme que cette ville du Loir-et-Cher “a sans doute été une des plus grandes métropoles d’Europe du Nord au moment de l’âge du bronze. Il existe d’ailleurs certainement un centre de pouvoir dans les parages “, souligne l’archéologue responsable du site, Hélène Froquet-Uzel. En mai dernier, une nécropole comptant quelque 200 sépultures avait été mise au jour sur ce même tracé de la déviation de Contres, tandis que dans la commune voisine de Fresnes, c’est un important dépôt d’objets de bronze qui avait été découvert. “On a rarement des densités aussi fortes sur ces périodes, notamment parce que seules les personnes d’un rang élevé disposaient de sépultures. Le jour où le centre de pouvoir va apparaître, il va certainement être d’une qualité exceptionnelle”, estime Hélène Froquet-Uzel.Grâce à ces découvertes, de nouvelles recherches devraient permettre la reconstitution de l’environnement de cette époque.Le 31 mars 2011 à 15:05 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Chelsea happy about Tottenham rematch says Zola

first_imgChelsea will face Tottenham in the EFL Cup semifinals and Zola says the Blues are happy to get a rematch against the Spurs, who recently defeated them in the Premier League.Gianfranco Zola – Chelsea’s assistant manager – expressed his team’s joy of advancing to the ECL Cup semi-finals, especially against the Spurs. Zola said it’ll be a different game than their recent EPL loss to Tottenham, saying “too many players underpeformed” last time around.“We’re happy because some time ago they gave us a football lesson and we’re looking forward to challenging them again,” Zola told reporters, according to FourFourTwo.“I’m sure it’ll be a different game. There are a lot of proud players and they want to play this game and show that we were not the ones that played that game.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“Too many players underperformed and were hurt. We are pleased that we will play them and we can’t wait.”Eden Hazard’s late winner ended Bournemouth’s hopes at Stamford Bridge and pushed the Belgium striker to 99 goals in all competitions Chelsea. Zola hopes Hazard will resist any offers to leave the Blues and continue to shine at Stamford Bridge.“He is certainly one of the players who has given this club a lot of satisfaction,” Zola said.“And, considering he is only 27, if he stays a long time he can be only bigger. I hope he achieves great things for us in the future.”last_img read more

Lloris thinks Tottenham can compete without Harry Kane

first_imgNow that the extent of Harry Kane’s injury has been revealed, Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris is convinced that the Spurs can cope without their skipper.As we all know from last Sunday’s match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, striker Harry Kane left the pitch after a nasty tackle that made him sprain his ankle and will be out of competition for at least a full month.Manager Mauricio Pochettino already spoke about how unfortunate this new injury was, many Spurs fans are even afraid of how badly the squad may perform without their best player.But goalkeeper Hugo Lloris doesn’t think that people should be this negative, he is convinced that the squad has what it takes to compete against all the club that will face Tottenham in the upcoming calendar month and Harry Kane’s absence won’t affect them that much.The Spurs have a relatively easy calendar apart from the crucial Carabao Cup match against Chelsea next week, they will certainly miss Harry Kane for this match and his absence could bring the squad’s morale down for such a crucial game.But Lloris wanted to send a message to all the fans, and to the players as well because the club’s whole season depends in this month without their top player.Lloris: @SpursOfficial ready to fight for titles without Kane https://t.co/vyK5KJMe0h pic.twitter.com/bEoizH6yEo— Premier League News (@BarclaysLeague) January 15, 2019“We all know how important Harry is in our team, but he is not all of our team,” said Lloris via Four Four Two.“Football is about the team and every player is ready to help the team.”“In football, during the season, you have ups and downs and you have to always adapt to those and we will see about ‘H’. But I think everybody is ready and the most important thing is the mind: being ready to fight, being ready to help, being ready to compete. It is better when you have all your best players on the field, but that can happen here or it can happen at other clubs.”“Every season is different. Every player is different. With or without him, we will see how we do. The most important thing is to prepare for the games as well as we can.”“We will see for Fulham in the next game with or without Harry, with or without Son [Heung-min]. Throughout the whole team you have important players but the main thing is the collective.”“It is the only way to get trophies. It is not about one or two players, but, as you know, we all know the importance of ‘H’. We are still involved in all competitions, the main thing is to finish in the top four. We said this from the beginning and we don’t change our mind,” he concluded.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Hugo Lloris reveals Tottenham’s new target after Man Utd defeat – and with Harry Kane injured https://t.co/hraysz10lw pic.twitter.com/izYtIn1yah— Cleansheet (@Cleansheet) January 14, 2019The upcoming Premier League for next weekend for Tottenham Hotspur will be a London Derby against Fulham, this will be the very first match without Kane.Then they have to play against Chelsea in that Carabao Cup semifinal that we mentioned, the Spurs will have to play against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup three days later, and then they will have three consecutive Premier League matches.The first two will be at home against Watford and Newcastle United, two relatively easy matches.The third Premier League match before the full month without Kane passes will also be at home against Leicester City, but the major concern for all the Spurs fans will be the next match exactly one month after Kane’s injury.As we all know, Tottenham will have to face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday 13 February and the plan is to have Kane fully recovered by then.The Spurs are looking to get past the Round of 16 in the competition, but they are facing one of the most dangerous squads in European football this season.Not having their best player in top form will be complicated, but he will do everything in his power to be available.Los 1⃣1⃣ de hoy: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane.#VamosSpurs 👊 pic.twitter.com/y4GMmEsHQY— Tottenham Hotspur (@Spurs_ES) January 13, 2019How do you think Tottenham will do without Harry Kane in the next month? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Wilson leads Stonier in 17th race

first_imgElection results in state and Clark County races can be found at www.columbian.com/election. Republican legislative candidate Lynda Wilson held a slight edge over Democratic incumbent Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, on Tuesday night. “I’ve been behind on election night before. There is still tomorrow,” Stonier said after the first general election returns showed her trailing 48.8 percent to Wilson’s 51 percent. In 2012, Stonier won her first term to the state House by 140 votes. Although Republicans overall had a good election night Tuesday, Stonier noted that the 17th District has “bucked trends in the past.“You can’t make predictions in the 17th,” she said. Wilson did not return a call seeking comment. In the other legislative districts, Tuesday night was a good one for incumbents, all of whom defeated their challengers. Harris defeats McCluskeyRepublican Paul Harris successfully defended his seat against Democratic challenger and political newcomer Richard McCluskey. Harris is minority whip in the House, a position he believes will help Southwest Washington residents. Harris captured 60 percent of the early returns to McCluskey’s 39 percent. Harris said he’s looking forward to tackling some tough issues this session, including how to adequately fund the state’s public schools. “I hope we don’t wait until the bitter end. We need to do the hard stuff first,” Harris said Tuesday. Vick, Pike, Wylie, Moeller winRepublican Brandon Vick of Felida also won a second term Tuesday night. Vick, who has touted his seats on six different legislative committees, including government accountability and appropriations, opposed the Columbia River Crossing and is against raising taxes in order to satisfy a state Supreme Court ruling to adequately fund the state’s public schools.Early returns Tuesday night showed Vick with 61 percent of the vote; his Democratic challenger Mike Briggs had 38 percent. “We worked our tails off this election, we knocked on 15,000 doors and it looks like it paid off,” Vick said Tuesday. In the race for the 18th District, Position 2, House seat, voters chose Republican incumbent Liz Pike of Camas over Democrat Maureen Winningham. Pike was also an elected freeholder who opposed the Clark County charter. She also opposed the Columbia River Crossing but later joined forces with state Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, to create a bistate bridge coalition. Pike did not return a call seeking comment. State Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, will add to her long political résumé by serving another term. Voters elected her over Republican challenger Anson Service.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly February 24 2015

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioSec. Jewell On The Hot Seat In Murkowski’s CommitteeLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCSen. Lisa Murkowski confronted Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The subject was the president’s proposed budget for the Interior Department. But Murkowski used the occasion to bash Jewell for recent department decisions blocking oil development on the North Slope.As Pot Becomes Legal, Alaska Communities Rush For Short-Term LawsZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageAs of Tuesday it is no longer a crime to possess or transport up to an ounce of marijuana in the state of Alaska. However, the rule change is still a long way from the fully legal and regulated market that voters passed with Ballot Measure 2. And as state entities work to develop comprehensive new laws on a new commodity, municipalities are rushing to find shorter-term public safety solutions.Trial Challenging Restrictions For Medicaid-Funded Abortions Continues In Anchorage Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageState attorneys are about to finish questioning witnesses for the defense in a trial that could determine whether or not the state removes some restrictions for Medicaid – funded abortions for low income women.Diomede Enters More than One Month Without Flights Matthew Smith, KNOM – NomeIt’s now been a full month since regular helicopter service was halted to the remote Bering Strait community of Little Diomede. The aviation company flying to the island village says a combination of mechanical issues and weather is keeping flights from resuming—and residents say they’re getting by despite just one delivery of mail and cargo in the last month.Bethel Reacts to Walker Administration’s firing of DA Daysha Eaton, KYUK – BethelBethel Community members are reacting to the Walker Administration’s firing of District Attorney, June Stein. While working in the office Sunday, Stein received a letter, delivered from a Deputy Attorney General of her quote “impending release.” The state is not explaining why she’s being fired.Community Members Want Action From Muni To Get More Detox Facilities Anne Hillman, KSKA – AnchoragePeople packed the pews at the First Covenant Church in Anchorage on Monday evening to discuss the municipality’s lack of detox facilities. The city of 300,000 people has only 14 detox beds. Before 2000, there were 34.Bill Changes Alaska Lawmakers’ Per Diem RulesAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauA week after filing a bill that would prohibit legislators from collecting per diem when not in the capital, Rep. Harriet Drummond has pledged to return some of her own daily allowance.With Troop Cuts Looming, Anchorage Officials Turn Out Crowd Zachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchroageSeveral hundred people turned out last night to show support for the military in Alaska and speak against potential troop reductions.Southeast Alaska King Salmon Head North In Search Of Cooler Waters Robert Woolsey, KCAW – SitkaSome king salmon reared in Southeast Alaska are traveling farther north as ocean temperatures rise. This news was delivered to the Alaska Board of Fisheries as their spring meeting opened in Sitka Monday afternoon.last_img read more

Warburg Pincus acquires airline services group Accelya Dubaibased Mercator and Accelya to

first_imgBarcelona-based Accelya, a leading provider of financial and commercial solutions to the airline industry, and Dubai-based Mercator, a global provider of product-enabled solutions to the travel and transportation industry, announced their intention to merge. Will Bharat Financial merge with IndusInd Bank? Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Accelya Kale Solutions Ltd, the Accelya Group entity listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange in India, disclosed in a regulatory filing on Saturday that Warburg Pincus, the US-based private equity firm, will be the majority shareholder in the combined company following its acquisition of Accelya from Chequers Capital. Warburg Pincus had acquired a majority stake in Mercator in 2014. The US private equity group was reportedly in exclusive talks to buy Accelya for €650 million. With the recent disclosure, it has been confirmed that Warburg Pincus bought Accelya from Chequers Capital. However, financial details of the deal were immediately not available.Mumbai-headquartered Accelya Kale Solutions, formerly known as Kale Consultants Ltd, became part of the Accelya Group in 2011. The company provides solutions to the airline and travel industry. Together, Accelya and Mercator will offer a broadened product portfolio with complementary offerings including revenue accounting, revenue management and revenue assurance, cargo management, payment solutions, data analytics, cost management and commercial solutions. It will have a global footprint and more than 400 clients worldwide, including 250 airlines. The combined entity will have pro forma annual revenues in excess of $200 million. Adarsh Sarma, managing director of Warburg Pincus, said: “We see very compelling growth opportunities in the combination of Accelya and Mercator. Together, these two best-in-class companies will provide an improved and broadened suite of products and services to their customers whilst continuing to be at the forefront of new product innovation and development.”The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017. Warburg Pincus was advised by Citi (M&A) and Freshfields (legal counsel). Accelya and Chequers Capital were advised by Evercore and BNP Paribas (M&A) and Ashurst (legal counsel). On Friday, shares of Accelya Kale Solutions traded at Rs 1,608, down 1 per cent from their previous close.last_img read more

Ruling On Deferred Action Frustrates Undocumented Community

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:22 Listen X Al OrtizUndocumented immigrants and advocates watched the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision live at the Houston office of Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle, commonly known as FIEL by its acronym in Spanish.The U.S. Supreme Court is in a deadlock over President Obama’s executive order to protect millions of immigrants from deportation.The tie decision leaves in place another ruling from a Texas judge that put the president’s plan on hold and members of the local immigrant community feel frustrated about it.A couple of undocumented families gathered at the Houston office of Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle, commonly known as FIEL by its acronym in Spanish, to follow the Supreme Court’s ruling live.Hilda Espinosa was one of them.Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Espinosa is 38-years-old and has lived in Houston for 19 years.She has two children who have been born in the United States and wants to apply for the program known as DAPA, which stands for Deferred Action for Parental Accountability.Espinosa was in dismay when she learned about the court’s decision.“We were hoping for something in our favor. It’s very sad seeing when they tell you can’t go forward, your dreams end in a bad way,” she explained.Immigration experts estimate about 200,000 undocumented immigrants who live in the Greater Houston area may qualify for deferred action programs.Cesar Espinosa, FIEL’s founder and executive director, noted the court’s decision will have repercussions.“It’s a very big deal,” Espinosa said of the ruling “because a lot of families are still going to be left in limbo. They’re still going to be left with possible deportations, but we are going to continue to work with these families so that we can protect them and defend them against any sort of deportation.”Texas top government officials praised the ruling.Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement that DAPA and the expanded version of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, program are an “unauthorized abuse of presidential power.”Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called the court’s ruling “a major victory for Texas.”Abbott filed the lawsuit that started the legal battle over deferred action in December of 2014 when he was the state’s attorney general.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner indicated in a statement that the legal process over the expanded DACA and DAPA “has been bad for the economy, hurts families and has stalled desperately needed changes to the federal government’s immigration policies.” Sharelast_img read more

Shun social media to kill loneliness

first_imgIf you think that no other age group is more vulnerable to loneliness than the elderly, go check your backyard. The mammoth rise of the internet and emergence of various social media platforms have left many young Indians – some as young as 14 — socially isolated, lonely and, eventually, in the grip of chronic depression that can take their lives. Not just leading to suicidal tendencies, the feeling of being lonely can make you sick, very sick if not addressed clinically and socially well in time. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’According to Dr Samir Parikh, director, (mental health and behavioural sciences) at Fortis Healthcare in the capital, loneliness can be a trigger to self-suicidal ideation in young people. It can also affect their overall well-being. “Loneliness can affect you physically and psychologically – draining people and leaving a huge vacuum in their life, thus putting them at suicide risk,” said Parikh. Although in some cases, forming communities and groups on social media can be helpful but the social media can never be a substitute for the real human experience, he added. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“Total social isolation in young people can lead to depression, increase the chances of Alzheimer’s later in life and chances of death by suicide or increased physical ailments,” Dr Madhuri Singh, a leading psychiatrist from Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital in Mumbai, said.In the virtual world, such lonely souls will, in fact, drift further away from the real interaction which is a must for the healthy functioning of mind and body, she added. The rise in internet and smartphone addiction among children is fast becoming a worrying trend for Indian parents. “I recently came across 14-year-old Tanay who was admitted to the psychiatric ward at the hospital as he could not switch off his mobile and was addicted to the social media. He was treated for screen de-addiction or else he could have suffered a serious mental disorder,” Dr. Sandeep Govil, consultant (mental health and behavioural sciences) at Saroj Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi, noted. According to a global research, loneliness leads to fight-or-flight stress that can ultimately affect the production of white blood cells. Essentially, lonely people have a less effective immune response and more inflammation than non-lonely people, a team from the University of Chicago and the University of California-Los Angeles found. “The ‘danger signals’ activated in the brain by loneliness ultimately affect the production of white blood cells. The resulting shift may both propagate loneliness and contribute to its associated health risks,” the researchers noted in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.According to Dr Sameer Malhotra, director (mental health and behavioural sciences) at Max Super Specialty Hospital, loneliness can add to distress, can be associated with self neglect and can trigger a host of psychosomatic problems.“Mind and body are closely intertwined through an array of neurochemicals, hormones and immune system. Stress associated with loneliness can lead to a host of physical problems. Unhealthy diet can also trigger physical problems,” said Malhotra. If not tackled, loneliness can kill. “Loneliness can damage your mental and physical health condition. Medical research has proven the fact of association between poor mental condition and the rate of suicides. A disturbed mental condition increases the risk of suicide in such patients,” Dr Govil stressed.Recently, a 20-year-old student, Nitin, came to Dr Malhotra. He was feeling lonely and homesick and had symptoms of depression and anxiety. Being on the social media did not help but actually aggravated his condition. “He was not eating properly and had lost five kg weight in a span of a month. Complaining of frequent crying spells, anxiety episodes, disturbed sleep and decreased concentration, he had started questioning the very purpose of life,” Dr Malhotra recalled. He was assessed in detail and the family was involved in the treatment process. Bonding with the family — alongside medication support — helped him get out of the state of loneliness within a month.According to Dr Malhotra, limit your time with smartphones and other gadgets as the vibes shared via direct personal communication have their own merit. Transitionally, being on Facebook may make a difference to your well-being.Loneliness takes a toll on your physical health as well where you tend to survive on unhealthy diets. Stress can culminate in the form of binge eating which is dangerous as you tend to eat unhealthy food. It can also lead to a condition of hypertension and lethargy.last_img read more

Forensic experts visit Nadia cracker factory

first_imgKolkata: A team of state forensic experts on Monday visited the fire crackers factory in Nadia and collected samples from there.The district police seized a huge amount of fire crackers from the factory, where an explosion took place on Sunday. Two persons, including a woman, were killed in the incident. The police and fire department have already found some serious lapses in the factory’s fire security. According to a senior police officer in the district, stern action will be taken against the owners of the factory, which had been operating without a fire clearance. Some local people staged a protest demonstration in front of the police officers on Monday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifePreliminary investigation suggests that an electrical short circuit might have led to the incident. The extent of the damage has not been ascertained yet. The local residents alleged that the fire crackers factory had been operating illegally in a congested area of Gangnapur in Nadia for a long time, but the district administration did not take any step against the illegal crackers factory. Police and fire officials came to know during investigation that the fire crackers factory did not have adequate fire fighting mechanism in place. The forensic team will be sending the collected samples to the laboratory, to ascertain the actual cause of the fire. Two persons ~ Rinku Mondal and Ranjit Biswas, died in a nearby hospital after they sustained serious burn injuries in the mishap. As many as 10 others were injured when the explosion took place. Some of the injured persons were stated to be in serious condition.last_img read more