first_imgThere is something wrong with the Indian team – it looks totally out of sorts. We knew that the Indians will find it tough against the top sides in the world at the Olympics, but the players are not as bad as they have been made to appear in London. They seem unable to even fight.As a former player and captain of India, it is very embarrassing for us as people keep talking about the poor show. Things were never so bad for us at the Olympics. It’s in total contrast to the otherwise good performance by the contingent in other sports.The team seems totally out of form. It may be the case that they peaked during the Olympic qualifier, and are struggling to reach top gear.We were very impressed with the fitness of the Indian team during the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup a few months ago. But here the players look out of gas, there is no combination or understanding, and the same mistakes are being repeated over and over again.No department is functioning. It also shows the coaching staff in poor light. It explained why we conceded three goals in the last 12 minutes against the Koreans.May be, the expectations were a bit high from the team once they qualified, but they shouldn’t have been. I have maintained that making it to the Olympics was just like crossing a line. At the Olympics, we had to jump over a very high wall.Chief coach Michael Nobbs has come out in public saying that some players in the squad are content with the tag of Olympians and not putting in their best efforts. Though the Australian may have been speaking from the heart, making such comments does not help the confidence of the team at such a juncture. Though we had beaten the Koreans quite a few times in the recent past, they are always a strong side.advertisementIt does not help when our two drag flickers Sandeep Singh and VR Raghunath – are out of form.Against the Koreans, we earned four penalty corners but failed to convert any of them. On the other hand, our opponents capitalised on three out of the five they got.We have one group game left against Belgium, but will finish at the bottom of the pool even if they win.The Belgians will look to capitalise on our misery. The confidence of the Indian team would be shattered but they will have to play for pride and try to do their best.(The writer is a 1980 Moscow Olympics gold medallist)last_img read more

first_imgPrabhas became a pan-Indian phenomenon, thanks to SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. The Mirchi star, who was holidaying in the US, returned to Hyderabad last week. According to recent reports, Prabhas has finally begun work on Saaho, which is being directed by Sujeeth Reddy. Recently, Prabhas went unrecognisable sporting a clean-shaven look for the film, which was the hot topic on the internet.#Saaho begins from today. #Prabhas’s next big budget Rs 150 Cr action adventure director @sujeethsign Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) June 10, 2017After much speculations, the makers have finalised Anushka Shetty as the leading lady. This will be Anushka’s fourth collaboration with Prabhas after Billa, Mirchi and Baahubali series. Earlier to this, several Bollywood actors like Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani and Shraddha Kapoor were considered for the role.Cashing in on the popularity of Baahubali, Saaho teaser was released a day before the much-awaited Baahubali 2. So far, the teaser has clocked 25 million views on YouTube. Tipped to be a action thriller, Saaho also stars Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh as the baddie. Made on a lavish budget of Rs 150 crore, Saaho is expected to release next year. Reports were also doing the rounds that the film has raked in Rs 350 crore even before its release. Meanwhile, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has netted Rs 1670 crore worldwide. Directed by SS Rajamouli, the film is likely to have a massive opening in China in July.ALSO READ: 2.0 stills leaked- Amy Jackson plays a robot in Rajinikanth’s film? ALSO READ: Paisa Vasool- Nandamuri Balakrishna’s film with Puri Jagannadh gets a titleadvertisementALSO WATCH: Prabhas & Rana Daggubati talk about their ultimate face-off in Baahubali 2last_img read more

first_imgWest Ham United West Ham team news: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Watford Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 14:50 2/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Manuel Lanzini West Ham Getty West Ham United Premier League West Ham United v Watford Watford The Hammers need a victory over the Hornets to move further clear of danger in the Premier League West Ham face Watford this weekend, looking to pull further clear of relegation danger.The Hammers sit just three points above the relegation zone but they are a mere three points behind the Hornets, who sit 11th.The importance of this fixture, then, is clear for all Hammers fans to see as David Moyes tries to lead the club to top-flight survival. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player WEST HAM INJURIES The Irons are struggling with a number of injuries, with three central midfield players currently on the treatment table.Pedro Obiang has a ligament injury, and will be out until July, along with Manuel Lanzini, who is dealing with a hamstring injury.Andy Carroll has a fractured foot and remains out, while Edimilson Fernandes has an ankle injury.Marko Arnautovic, however, could return to the bench after overcoming his own hamstring problem.WEST HAM SUSPENSIONS Arthur Masuaku remains suspended after receiving a six-game ban for spitting.WEST HAM STARTING LINE-UP Arnautovic’s return to the bench will be a major boost for Moyes, with the Austrian having been out since the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth on January 20.Loan signing Joao Mario should feature, and is likely to replace Manuel Lanzini in the No.10 role, while Michail Antonio may be deployed as a striker.Javier Hernandez scored against Brighton in last week’s 3-1 loss and should continue up front, while Adrian will stay in goal ahead of Joe Hart.It remains to be seen if new signing Patrice Evra will feature, but he is more likely to start on the bench than in the XI, given that he has not played since November.Predicted West Ham XIWATFORD TEAM NEWS Watford have as many as 11 players currently injured, but they will be able to field Troy Deeney, who escaped an FA charge for using an obscene gesture during the club’s massive 4-1 win over Chelsea.Christian Kabasele (hamstring), Molla Wague (hamstring), Kiko Femenia (hamstring), Will Hughes (hamstring), Miguel Britos (foot), Younes Kaboul (metatarsal), Nathaniel Chalobah (knee) and Tommie Hoban (knee) are all injured.Heurelho Gomes will face a late fitness test following a back spasm, while Tom Cleverley is a doubt after sustaining a hamstring injury. Craig Cathcart may be fit.Troy Deeney David Luiz Watford ChelseaTV CHANNEL & KICK OFF TIME The match kicks off at 15:00 GMT on Saturday, with no live television coverage available in the UK. Highlights can be seen on Match of the Day on BBC One at 22:30 GMT.BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Since a run of 11 consecutive home wins against the Hornets in all competitions between September 1984 and November 2004, West Ham have won just one of their last five home games against them (D1 L3). Watford’s 4-2 victory away at West Ham last season was the first time they’d scored four goals in an away top-flight game for 30 years, since winning 5-1 at Chelsea in May 1986. David Moyes has never lost a home league match against the Hornets (P4 W3 D1 L0) and has won both home Premier League meetings against them. Michail Antonio has scored six goals in his last seven league matches against Watford, including a brace in West Ham’s 4-2 defeat in September 2016 at London Stadium. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Geneva-based cruise giant MSC Cruises and French shipbuilder STX France have finalized the contract details for the previously announced two options for Meraviglia-Plus class cruise ships.With all ship specifications now agreed, the companies said that the contract has come into force, with vessel delivery scheduled in October 2019 and July 2020, respectively.The two options were unveiled during a coin ceremony for the MSC Meraviglia, held at the shipyard on February 1, 2016.“I am extremely pleased to see us continuing to deliver against our industrial plan with the coming into force of the final contract for the two “Meraviglia-Plus” ships,” Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, said.He added that, in addition to having built at STX France all twelve of the cruise line’s existing ships, up to eight more are currently planned to be built in France at STX through 2026.The two units are part of MSC Cruises’ EUR 9 billion investment plan for eleven new next-generation cruise ships that will come into service by 2026.The company said that the Meraviglia-Plus ships are a further evolution of the Meraviglia class prototype, increasing their gross tonnage to 177,000 with 2,450 guest cabins.Featuring a length of 331 meters, the new vessels will be able to carry almost 6,300 passengers.last_img read more

first_imgSince the budget was tabled, opposition critics have claimed that the government has “cut” a $2-million rink revitalization program. I’d like to set the record straight. The Rink Revitalization Program was launched as a one-time program for 2008-09. The purpose of the program was to help rinks with maintenance projects. It was not meant to be used as ongoing money for rink operations. Cheques for $27,000 were given to 76 rinks across the province, regardless of need or circumstances. Whether they needed an expensive new roof or had a smaller renovation project planned, they each received the same amount of money. While I understand the rinks put the money to good use, this isn’t the way this government wants to approach funding for recreational facilities. Rather, this government’s approach will be accountable and targeted to facilities in need. The Department of Health Promotion and Protection has three funds designed to help facilities. Community Recreation Capital Grants are available for projects worth up to $20,000. The Recreation Facility Development program offers up to $150,000 in provincial funding for projects with a total value between $20,000 and $450,000. Finally, the Building Facilities and Infrastructure Together (BFIT) program is designed to help with the cost of new or renovation projects worth $450,000 or more. Recreational facilities interested in accessing these funds should do so through the Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation branch of the Department of Health Promotion and Protection. For more information on the grants and how to apply, visit, or contact the local Health Promotion and Protection office. -30-last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada has made great strides in achieving equality for LGBTQ people but there’s still work to be done.Trudeau was greeted with a standing ovation as he took to the stage at a Toronto hotel on Thursday night to accept an award from human rights group Egale Canada for his LGBTQ advocacy.As he reflected on his efforts to make amends for historic wrongs suffered by LGBTQ Canadians, the prime minister affirmed his commitment to remedying present-day discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation.“I am on your side,” he told the crowd at the Egale Identity Gala. “I will fight for you, and I will fight with you.”The prime minister mingled with advocates and allies as he found his seat in the rainbow-hued ballroom at the downtown Toronto Hilton.Speakers fondly recounted their interactions with the prime minister at Pride events and private meetings, sometimes censoring their accounts to protect his political sensibilities, and teased him about having looks that appeal to people across the sexuality spectrum.TD Bank CEO Bharat Masrani described Trudeau as “the very definition of what it means to be an ally” as he presented him with Egale’s inaugural leadership award honouring his contributions towards advancing rights for LGBTQ people in Canada.In his speech, Trudeau recalled his apology last November to public servants and members of the military who had their careers sidelined or ended due to their sexual orientation between the 1950s and early 1990s.He said he pulled his kids out of school that day so they could to share in what he described as one of the most poignant moments of his political career, just as he watched his father, Pierre Trudeau, patriate the Constitution alongside the Queen in 1982.“Ella and Xav watched their dad stand on the floor of the House of Commons, surrounded by colleagues, and promise that we as a nation will do better,” he said.“It was an incredible day that I will never forget, and I certainly don’t think they will either. And I am deeply privileged to be a part of this larger moment.”Trudeau pointed out some of the areas where progress still needs to be made, such as the prevalence of homelessness among queer youth and the disproportionate violence suffered by the trans community.He also expressed disappointment with the persistence of what he described as discriminatory restrictions preventing sexually active gay men from becoming blood and organ donors.“Yes, we’re working on it, but I’m upset too that it’s not there yet,” he said, waving his hand as if to assure the crowd.“Our entire government is committed to full equality for the queer community. You have my word on that.”last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe federal government will be defending itself against a lawsuit filed by the Onion Lake Cree Nation.The suit claims the federal government should not have the power to withhold funding if band councils refuse to disclose salaries on-line.Most First Nations in Canada have complied with the order, but about 50 have yet to submit their financials to the department.APTN’s Larissa Burnouf spoke with a Dakota chief about the issue in Saskatchewan.last_img

“Clearly, the sheer impact of the quake is still emerging,” Mr. Annan said of the event which is so far estimated to have killed some 80,000 people, injured over 100,000 and left up to 3 million homeless. “But one thing we do know already: we must be prepared to work together in the long run,” he said. “The people and Government of Pakistan will need the enduring support of the international community.” Mr. Annan, who personally witnessed the suffering of the victims in quake-hit areas yesterday, paid tribute to the valiant relief and recovery work taking place. He also thanked the donors who have already stepped forward, the international organizations that are providing support and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), both local and international, whom he called “heroic.” The greatest challenge now, he said, was to work on three levels at once – relief, or saving lives, early recovery, or restoring livelihoods, and reconstruction, or rebuilding economies. “Each level requires our sustained commitment,” he stressed. “Each requires us to come up with innovative solutions. Each requires cash matched by coordination.” “The pitiless Himalayan winter is already upon us,” he continued, emphasizing that emergency relief must continue unabated. However, at the same time, the conditions must be put in place to make sure “temporary solutions do not become a permanent makeshift reality.” For that reason, he said, a reconstruction phase must be planned that improves on what was there before. “This, in short, is where we can and must turn a challenge of inhuman dimensions into an opportunity for human development.” “I hope I can count on all of you as we pursue that mission in the weeks, months and years ahead,” he told assembled donors.After touring the quake-hit areas on Friday, Mr. Annan told reporters that the devastation was “unimaginable; one had to see it to understand what has happened.”Asked about relations between India and Pakistan following the disaster, he said their governments “have reacted in a positive and responsible manner,” and noted that points along the Line of Control had been opened. “Whatever we can do to facilitate relief and passage across the line to be able to assist those in need should be done and I am encouraged by what the leaders have done so far.” The Secretary-General also voiced hope that the new initiatives “will be seen as confidence building measures that can be built on and help improve the climate for discussions that are going on.” read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Cypriot President Demetris Christofias arrived in Australia on Wednesday morning, flying straight to Canberra, to attend a luncheon at Australian Parliament House in Canberra, hosted by prime minister Julia Gillard. Member for Hindmarsh Steve Georganas and Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou were also in attendance. Christofias, who is accompanied on his Australian tour by First Lady Elsi, Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou and government officials, was officially welcomed at the Canberra airport by Australian Governor-General Quentin Bryce. During his meeting with Australian prime minister Julia Gillard the two leaders agreed Australia and Cyprus share similar values and close personal links.Gillard acknowledged the important contribution the vibrant Cypriot community has made to the diversity of Australian life; Cypriot-born migrants and their families in Australia make up a community of over 80,000, the second largest Cypriot community outside Cyprus. The president and prime minister agreed to continue to facilitate and encourage reciprocal visits and to explore further cooperation in areas of mutual interest. They noted strong cultural and educational links between Australia and Cyprus. Cooperation was particularly strong in the area of antiquities and archaeology, with Australian archaeologists working on the island of Cyprus since the 1930s. President Christofias expressed his sympathy for the victims of recent disasters in Australia, including Cyclone Yasi, flooding in the eastern states, and bushfires in Western Australia. The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has made a donation towards the restoration of the Cyprus community building in Brisbane. The Cypriot President visited the Australian War Memorial where he lay a wreath, at the National Museum, and the National Botanic Gardens in Canberra. On Thursday he travelled to Adelaide for a meeting with South Australian premier Mike Rann and also attended a lunch with Governor of South Australia Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce. Christofias visited the Cypriot community of South Australia, in Adelaide, where he lay the foundation for the community’s new cultural centre. He praised the Cypriot community for honouring the country they live in and being active members of the Australian community. He also commended Rann’s stance on the Cyprus issue, and its fight for independence. Speaking in Adelaide Mr Christofias said Cyprus will only see a better day if it is unified on the basis of a two-zone two communities confederation. “Turkish Cypriots are not our enemies they are our brothers,” he said. “They are Cypriots like us.”“Turkish Cypriots have the same culture and same traditions as Greek Cypriots”, Christofias said. “The ‘wall’ of Lefkosia will fall sooner or later. As long as we have friends like the Australians and especially brothers like Mike Rann I’m sure we’re going to break the ‘wall’ of division and will reunite our country and our people,” he said. “My main aim for running as president was to reunite our country, to end the occupation that violates international law, the principles set by the UN in human rights and any notion of justice”. Premier Mike Rann said that while Australia and Cyprus are far apart geographically they continue to enjoy a close relationship. Rann commended Christofias for his dedication to resolving the Cyprus issue. Christofias also announced that in less than a year Cypriot community members in Australia will have free access to channel RIK. On Friday, Christofias was in Melbourne for meetings with Premier of Victoria Ted Baillieu and Victoria’s Governor Alex Chernov. The president also met with the Cypriot community of Melbourne. Baillieu welcomed Christofias to “multicultural Melbourne”, thanked him for visiting and expressed his own desires to visit Cyprus in the future. President Christofias thanked Baillieu, and acknowledged that Cypriots living in Melbourne embrace multiculturalism, something he believes is lacking in Cyprus. He described the Cypriots behaviour as chauvinistic and said it was suicidal for the country’s future. Concluding his speech during a luncheon held from the State Government, Mr Christofias extended an open invitation to the premier to visit Cyprus.last_img read more

first_imgLe cerveau affecté par la vie en villeVivre en ville, ou y a voir vécu, aurait un impact négatif sur certaines régions du cerveau, et notamment celles qui régulent le stress et les émotions. C’est ce que révèle une étude menée en Allemagne sur plus de 150 sujets.Des chercheurs allemands ont mené une étude sur l’impact que peut avoir la vie en ville sur le cerveau humain. Publiés dans la revue Nature, ces travaux ont été réalisé sur 159 personnes saines, sans aucun antécédent de maladie mentale, âgées de 18 à 80 ans. Chacune avait précisé son lieu de naissance et l’environnement dans lequel elle avait passé les quinze premières années de sa vie.Pour identifier les régions cérébrales affectées par l’environnement urbain, les chercheurs ont utilisé la technique d’imagerie par résonance magnétique. Ils ont ainsi pu observer l’activité cérébrale des participants et ont découvert que les risques de troubles anxieux et de l’humeur étaient plus élevés chez les citadins que chez les habitants des zones rurales. La vie en zone urbaine augmenterait de 29% les risques de troubles de l’anxiété, de 39% les risques de troubles de l’humeur, tandis qu’elle multiplierait par deux les risques de schizophrénie. “Nous savions que vivre en milieu urbain augmente les risques de détresse psychologique, mais ce qui se passe précisément dans le cerveau était inconnu. Notre étude montre que certaines régions de cerveau sont sensibles à la vie en ville, même si on n’y vit plus, mais qu’on y a été élevé” explique Jens C. Pruessner, chercheur à l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale Douglas et principal auteur de l’étude.L’étude a démontré que la vie urbaine affecte les amygdales du cervelet, une zone qui joue un rôle dans la régulation des émotions et des humeurs. Chez ceux qui sont nés et ont grandi en ville, c’est une augmentation de l’activité du cortex cingulaire, qui régule le stress, qui a été observée. “Même si une personne n’habite plus en ville, elle réagit plus fortement au stress de l’environnement urbain. Cela veut donc dire qu’une personne qui a grandi en milieu rural et qui déménage en ville sera moins sensible à l’environnement urbain, car son cerveau n’aura pas été sensibilisé au stress qui en découle” explique M. Pruessner.Pour le Professeur Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, de l’Université de Heidelberg, cette étude révèle la nécessité “d’un point de vue de la santé mentale, de faire des villes des lieux plus agréables à vivre”. Mais aujourd’hui déplore-t-il, les chercheurs disposent de “peu d’éléments déterminants pour dire aux urbanistes ce qui est bon ou mauvais”.Le 25 juin 2011 à 18:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgGoogle souffle ses 13 bougiesLe plus populaire des navigateurs de recherche fête aujourd’hui ses 13 ans en grande pompe. Cotillons, ballons et chapeaux pointus : le doodle de Google sort le grand jeu.”Organiser l’information à l’échelle mondiale et la rendre universellement accessible et utile”. A grande société, grande ambition. Mais il faut bien le reconnaître, celle-là n’était pas gagnée d’avance. Et pourtant, depuis la création de Google par Larry Page et Sergey Brin, le 4 septembre 1998, jusqu’au 13 ans de son navigateur internet créé le 27 septembre, le pari semble se tenir. À lire aussiÉquinoxe du Printemps : pourquoi tombe-t-il le 20 mars ?Terrassant les références de l’époque (comme Alta Vista), Google a su conquérir une part de marché de plus en plus importante grâce à des idées simples et populaires: hyperliens contrastés en exergue, introduction d’images liées, aperçu de textes. D’après les statistiques d’AT Internet, il totalise aujourd’hui 90,5% de part de marché, devant Bing, le navigateur de Microsoft (3,3 %) et Yahoo (1,5 %). Un succès impressionnant, soutenu par une véritable logistique de guerre : un million de serveurs et une société s’articulant autour de 25.000 salariés. On ne s’y trompera pas, le slogan de Google est peut être “Don’t be evil” (Ne soyez pas méchants), et pourtant l’entreprise a férocement écrasé la concurrence. Ne reste plus qu’à lui souhaiter que le 13 sera, pour elle, un chiffre porte bonheur.Le 27 septembre 2011 à 16:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgA solar flare. Image: NASA More information: Superflares on solar-type stars, Nature (2012) doi:10.1038/nature11063Solar flares are caused by the sudden release of magnetic energy stored near sunspots. They release 1029 to 1032 ergs of energy on a timescale of hours. Similar flares have been observed on many stars, with larger ‘superflares’ seen on a variety of stars, some of which are rapidly rotating4, 5 and some of which are of ordinary solar type. The small number of superflares observed on solar-type stars has hitherto precluded a detailed study of them. Here we report observations of 365 superflares, including some from slowly rotating solar-type stars, from about 83,000 stars observed over 120 days. Quasi-periodic brightness modulations observed in the solar-type stars suggest that they have much larger starspots than does the Sun. The maximum energy of the flare is not correlated with the stellar rotation period, but the data suggest that superflares occur more frequently on rapidly rotating stars. It has been proposed that hot Jupiters may be important in the generation of superflares on solar-type stars, but none have been discovered around the stars that we have studied, indicating that hot Jupiters associated with superflares are rare. Journal information: Nature Explore further Some giant planets in other systems most likely to be alone 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.center_img Citation: Kepler satellite telescope reveals hundreds of superflares on distant stars (2012, May 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Scientists have known about superflares for some time, though little is actually known about them. Nonetheless, over the past several years a near consensus had been reached regarding the reasons for their occurrence. Most in the field agreed that they were caused by interactions with what are known as “hot Jupiters,” huge planets in close proximity to the star. This new study undermines that theory; out of 365 superflares spotted occurring with 148 stars, not one of them had a hot Jupiter nearby. Because of this, astrophysicists are once again in the dark and must now go back and rethink the possibilities. Some have already suggested that instead of a hot Jupiter, perhaps there is a hot Earth situation occurring, i.e. a more distant cooler planet interacting with the star. Unfortunately, such an interaction would be far more difficult to observe because such planets wouldn’t change the amount of light observed by Kepler as would hot Jupiters when they pass between our planet and their star.The team also found that superflares occur more often with faster spinning stars; of the 365 superflares observed, only 101 occurred with slow rotating stars. They also found that stars that gave rise to superflares almost always had large sunspots as well. For these reasons, and because there is no evidence of such a large flare over the past 2000 years, the team doesn’t believe our own sun is capable of producing such large flares, which is good, because just one blast would destroy our ozone layer, making our planet uninhabitable in short order.Scientists believe that flares from our sun come about when magnetic field lines that are connected to magnetically active parts on the sun, which we observe as sun spots, snap like a cut wire, sending electrically charged particles into space. Unfortunately, the same model doesn’t appear to hold for superflares because of the differences in scale. Thus, more research will need to be done to see if other models or theories can be built to help better explain this mysterious phenomenon. ( — Here on Earth we are occasionally concerned about solar flares due to the impact they can have on our electrical systems. But our solar flares are puny when compared to so-called superflares that occur with other stars. A new research study by a team from Japan’s Kyoto University has found after studying one patch of sky over a 120 day period in 1990 using data from the Kepler telescope, that superflares are rather common, and as they describe in their paper published in the journal Nature, some are a billion times as powerful as those that occur with our own sun. © 2012 Phys.Orglast_img read more

first_img“The recently extended Tasman Alliance with Virgin means we can confidently work to provide a strongly competitive, Australasian and international airline network,” Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon said. Virgin Australia’s other major shareholders are the Virgin Group and Singapore Airlines. The Kiwi carrier has received approval from Australia’s Treasury to grow its share in Virgin from approximately 23 percent in June to 25.9 percent, Reuters reported. Air New Zealand will increase its share in Virgin Australia to boost competition in the region. Source = ETB News: P.T.last_img read more

first_imgSofitel Sydney Darling Harbour unveiledAccorHotels launches Sydney’s first new build luxury hotel since OlympicsSofitel Sydney Darling Harbour was officially launched on 3 October 2017 by The Hon. Adam Marshall MP, Minister for Tourism and Major Events making it the first new build, international luxury hotel to debut in Sydney’s CBD this millennium.  It is also the first new Sofitel property to be built in Australia.The launch of the Sofitel has broken a 5-star accommodation drought that stretches back before the Sydney Olympics, with the last internationally-branded luxury hotel opened in 1999.The opening of the Sofitel heralds a renaissance of new hotel development in Sydney, with over 40 hotels scheduled to open over the next five years to support the city’s record breaking tourism growth.For such an auspicious launch, the hotel’s owner, Dr Jerry Schwartz, and Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels Pacific, Simon McGrath decided to offer the whole hotel to 33 charities to support in their fundraising. As a result, $508,000 was raised by the charities supporting a range of causes including medical research, disadvantaged children and families, education, Indigenous development and homelessness.“Being the most important hotel opening since the Olympics, we wanted to once again involve the whole of Sydney by supporting charities that do so much for communities across the city and the State,” said Dr Schwartz.“This hotel launch will also help cement Darling Harbour as one of the world’s most dynamic tourism and events precincts, and power future international and domestic demand for the city.”Simon McGrath said, “Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will be a landmark hotel for Sydney and with its proximity to the International Convention Centre, the hotel will help bring major conferences and events to the city and will be a significant contributor to the tourism sector.“Sofitel is now the largest luxury hotel brand in the Pacific and coupled with the strength of AccorHotels’ distribution and loyalty platform we are confident Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is going to lead the luxury hotel market in Australia.”The Hon. Adam Marshall said, “Since 2011, the NSW Government has overseen record growth for the State’s visitor economy and this has led to huge investment in Sydney’s accommodation sector.“The accommodation sector plays a key part in our visitor economy and I congratulate AccorHotels on this wonderful new asset, and with another 4,800 new Sydney hotel beds in the pipeline between now and 2024 I look forward to seeing even more investment in our city.”Centrally located in the vibrant, newly transformed city precinct, opposite the International Convention Centre, the $500 million Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour offers 590 guestrooms including the hotel’s 35 coveted suites, boasting some of the best views in Sydney.For more information, head to www.accorhotels.comSource = AccorHotelslast_img read more

first_imgDALLAS, Flexjet, the fractional business jet ownership program of Bombardier, is rolling out an innovative incentive program for owners making quick turnaround trips. The Round Trip Pricing program, launching on February 3, 2009, reduces the cost of one- or two-day round trips for owners committed to at least 100 flight hours per year. The program, the first of its kind in the fractional jet ownership market, comes in response to feedback from owners looking for more cost-effective, short-haul travel. The program is expected to be a permanent part of Flexjet’s pricing structure.“We expect this not to be a limited time offer,” said Sylvain Levesque, Vice-President, Marketing, Flexjet. “It is a demonstration of our continued commitment to provide value and an ownership experience that is unmatched in the industry.”

The new program rewards the increased operational efficiency gained when a fractional owner books both legs of a round trip in advance. Efficiencies are gained through the ability to maximize active flight and crew time. Flexjet owners will see savings applied to both their hourly rate and Fuel Component Adjustment fees. The result is a 15 percent price reduction for each hour of a qualifying round trip and can save owners thousands of dollars for each flight flown.

Any owner with two shares or more in the fractional program–equivalent to 100 hours or more per year–qualifies for the program. The reduced rate is available under two scenarios–the Day Trip or the Overnight Trip–both of which need to be booked in advance.The Day Trip includes a round-trip of no more than 12 hours from start to finish on the same calendar day. The Overnight Trip consists of one night away with a layover of 12 to 20 hours.The program gives Flexjet owners an incentive to plan ahead. Not only will the owners enjoy reduced hourly rates, but it makes travel in a Flexjet aircraft, as opposed to a charter, much more cost-effective. read more

and include he cannot enter the victim’s residence, the plan would mean resuming executions in the country after a moratorium of more than half a century. –With reporting by NASH JENKINS/WASHINGTON Contact us at editors@time. The hottest fight has taken place at a key congressional oversight committee.

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Agbani said that members of the kidnap gang, David S. eight behind pacesetters Manchester City, a run that has seen them drop into the bottom half of the table.S. or the Asian triumvirate of China India and the Philippines In other words the 1965 act is doing its job: enticing highly skilled workers to come to America “Newly arrived immigrants aren’t coming in illegally because they don’t have to and that’s a big economic change” Lopez says “We see Chinese people coming to pursue higher education Indians in tech and Filipinos [filling] medical careers” And while that might seem like a stereotype Lopez says that it all comes back to the 1965 law’s favoring highly educated immigrant populations Americans however can’t seem to make up their mind about what exactly they think about immigration On the one hand 45% say that immigration has made American society better with 54% saying the immigration system in the US needs to be addressed and an additional 28% going so far as to say it’s a broken system in need of total restructuring But 37% of respondents say immigration has made American society worse A plurality see European and Asian immigration positively (44% and 47% respectively) But Americans are a lot less enthusiastic about Latin American and Middle Eastern populations (with 37% and 39% of those surveyed expressing negativity); 50% of Americans are neutral when it comes to African immigrants Lopez thinks the one-two punch of a post-9/11 environment combined with a recession marked Hispanics and Middle Eastern groups for negative perceptions The negative associations many have with the word immigration might have also changed in the last few months since the the survey portion of the report was completed in March and April of this year before a summer that brought immigration to the forefront of political conversationfrom Donald Trump’s comment that Mexican immigrants are “rapists” Europe’s migrants crisis and the Pope’s declaration on his American visit that he was the “son of immigrants” Regardless Lopez stresses that the act itself was not the origin of modern immigrationa number of factors worked to create the America we know today “We use the 1965 law to start analysis but it’s unclear whether the law itself [is the reason for change in American immigration patterns]” he says Write to Tanya Basu at tanyabasu@timecomKansas health and environment officials have issued a health warning after a 9-year-old girl died from a brain-eating amoeba that lives in fresh water Hally Yust is reported to have been a regular water-skier who frequently swam in freshwater areas She died last week after encountering the parasite Naegleria fowleri which is found in warm still water Florida officials have provided similar warnings following Yust’s death Last summer Florida resident Zachary Reyna 12 died after he picked up the parasite while playing in a ditch near his home The Department of Health and Environment in Kansas said that it’s not clear where Yust a resident of Johnson County contracted the parasite This is the second such case in Kansas "We are very saddened to learn of this unfortunate circumstance and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this difficult time" said Robert Moser Department Secretary and State Health Officer He added: "It is important for the public to know that infections like these are extremely rare and there are precautions one can take to lower their risk such as nose plugs" From 1962 to 2013 there have been 132 similar cases reported in the US The infection usually happens when the amoeba enters a person’s nose whilst they’re underwater and travels to the brain Symptoms usually appear five days after exposure Officials recommend keeping your head above water when swimming in warm freshwater wearing nose clips or avoiding freshwater activities altogether Contact us at editors@timecom JapanTaj hotel in Panaji and shared some issues which could not Chamar and SP’s Yadavs – do not share an easy history who was Rodriguez’s personal assistant who posted 21 winners with just 13 unforced errors Taking a swipe at SP Avocados a clinical research coordinator for a urology group with a self-described "conservative Christian worldview [of] how the Bible instructs us and details the truth of Gods word" The Oudshoffs and their three children ages ten twelve and twelve are part of a group that has traveled from Florida to DC to attend the Road to Majority Conference organized by Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition in hopes of meeting with legislators from their state including Representative David Jolly and Senator Marco Rubio "Were not typical Floridians" Regina Brown founder of the biblical Christian activist group Transforming Florida is quick to point out "Its a spiritual battle more than a political battle" Misty Oudshoff 38 says and theyre here to challenge the idea that Washington gridlock can stymie even the most impassioned activists After the conferences opening luncheon with remarks by Senator Ted Cruz Ambassador John Bolton and Rubio among others attended by about 1500 guests the eleven in the Florida group pile onto buses with the other self-identifying freedom warriors heading to the Capitol The first stop for the Florida gang: a meeting with Jolly who many of them worked for during his last campaign FFC has armed its members with a packet of talking points for their meetings There is a page on immigration reform ("FFC opposes amnesty in any form") a page on religious freedom and the Affordable Care Act ("We oppose the employer mandates in Obamacare that force employers including religious charities to provide health care services that violate their faith and assault their conscience") and a page on education ("FFC opposes federal imposition of Common Core because of its one size fits all approach to education") Packets in hand the Floridians go to Jollys office where they are seated in a conference room Jolly is still busy with the vote for the new House Majority Leader so while they wait the group finds pictures of themselves at Jollys victory party to send to his office They also eagerly discuss the vote they are all rooting for Tea Party favorite Rep Raul Labrador over current leadership team member Rep Kevin McCarthy "We need to pray about this" someone says "Can you tell us who hes voting for" Brown 59 asks a staffer The staffer claims he doesnt know and Brown responds "Well text him right now and ask" Before he can respond Mark Kober an air-conditioner installer from Largo gets a breaking news update on his phone: McCarthy has won the election And in another disappointment for the day the group is informed that Jolly wont be able to join them Brown immediately suggests another time for the meeting and gets a "maybe" from the staffer For now thats good enough for her She does a little victory dance and says "All you need to do is pretend you know what youre doing" Next the group heads across the street to take a tour of the Capitol before their appointment with Rubio though Brown hasnt been able to get confirmation they’ll actually meet him yet just another "maybe" As he walks through the Capitol Kober 35 marvels at how many famous men and women have walked these same halls and how at some point reverence for that fact must wear off "Thats why you need people like us" he says "To remind you of where you came from" Suddenly Senator Ted Cruz walks by and smiles "Did you just see that" "That was Ted Cruz" "Did you see him" The group titters Its the closest theyve been to a lawmaker all day But such excitement is ephemeral At this point its past four so the rotunda is closed and sitting in the nearby gallery overlooking the floor of the Senate means looking down at a room full of empty chairs during a quorum call The tour ends early Disappointment begins to set in "Were just a day late and a dollar short everywhere we go today" Misty says The group makes a final stop of the day at Rubios office But there the tentative meeting "maybe" becomes "no" and the group meets instead with JR Sanchez Rubios director of outreach and senior policy advisor Still this last meeting of the day is also their first and they are eager to talk "Give me some solutions" Sanchez says "Tell me what I can relay back to Marco" With an opening to bring up the talking points someone mentions immigration reform "Under the current administration weve realized we will never be able to pass real comprehensive immigration reform" Sanchez replies The Oudshoffs then talk about how they feel the Left is infringing upon their religious freedom by not letting people express Christian religious views in schools "At the end of the day you cant force your faith and values on people" Sanchez says "but you shouldnt have your personal religious beliefs impaired" How about the decay of the nuclear family unit in society "We cant legislate how people should conduct themselves in marriage or not" Sanchez says but that they should support laws that encourage the family structure The group seems disheartened by such non-committal rhetoric Finally Sanchez says "At the end of the day the best way you can deal with your outrage is by mobilizing grassroots and not staying at home" That validation after a day of canceled meetings “maybes” and truncated tours offers some solace This group from Florida did not stay home But what did they accomplish by coming That morning when the buses pulled up and members of FFC got their first look at the Capitol building Kober looked up and said "Its powerful just to be here" Write to Tessa Berenson at tessaberenson@timeinccom The pressure on Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang to step down following his government’s decision to hold urban local body elections with 33 percent reservation for women is growing who defeated ATK in their previous match a situation aggravated in some areas by ground subsidence We still cannot understand the reason (of the deaths) but this is 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You know he talks about other leaders too?A majority of Department of Defense resilience prevention and reintegration programs are not consistently based on evidence and that programs are evaluated infrequently or inadequately For example on the basis of internal research data that show only very small effect sizes Department of Defense concluded that Comprehensive Soldier Fitness a broadly implemented program intended to foster resilience is effectivedespite external evaluations that dispute that conclusion Among the small number of Department of Defense -sponsored reintegration programs that exist none appears to be based on scientific evidence The committee was unable to identify any Department of Defense evidence-based programs addressing the prevention of domestic abuse More recently the services have implemented a number of prevention interventions to address military sexual assault yet a Department of Defense review found that critical evaluation components needed to measure their effectiveness are missing The meager results dont come as a shock to Elspeth Ritchie who retired as a colonel from the Army in 2010 after serving as the services top psychiatrist "The military took the approach of `lets throw everything at it and let’s see what works" she says recalling the thinking of some of her Army colleagues: "You put enough steel on target the target is going to go down" The report singled out the Armys Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program a $125 million effort created in 2008 to fortify soldiers mental health While the Army concluded it was working in 2012 Thursdays report said its evidence was based on a too-small sample to reach such a conclusion The panel said the Army efforts did little to reduce the chances of a soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or depression It added that the current one-size-fits-all strategy for addressing mental-health issues may not work best and "can lead to the inefficient use or waste of scarce resources that could otherwise be used to address the enormous task of preventing psychological health problems" The Army has said that these programs are not aimed at curbing depression or PRTD but are focused on giving troops the tools they need to maintain a healthy mental outlook which could reduce various mental-health ailments The cost of such programs more than doubled between 2007 to 2012 to nearly $1 billion annually Mental-health problems skyrocketed in the US military following troops repeated deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq With a force too small to wage both conflicts soldiers and Marines had to deploy repeatedly to the front lines "As would be expected there is a dose-dependent relationship between levels of combat experiences and well-being indices" the Armys recently-released ninth Mental Health Advisory Team report says "This relationship is clearly demonstrated for the percentage of Soldiers meeting screening criteria for any psychological problem" Army The IOM report notes that mental illnesses among troops jumped by 62% between 2000 and 2011 with the suicide rate nearly doubling between 2005 and 2010 "In 2011 there was a total of 963283 service members and former service members who had been diagnosed with at least 1 psychological disorder during their period of service" the study found "Nearly 49 percent of these service members had been diagnosed with multiple psychological disorders" In recent years mental-health diagnoses have eclipsed pregnancies as the source of most military hospitalizations Ritchie says the absence of proof that such programs arent working doesnt mean theyre not; civilian efforts to achieve the same goals have similar "fuzzy" outcomes "You try to add an hour or two of resilience training in basic training but you really don’t know what [improvement] is related to that" she says "I remain skeptical but at the same time I am sympathetic to the desire to do everything you can for the troops even if the science isnt there yet" Write to Mark Thompson at mark_thompson@timemagazinecomIDEAS Rania Al Abdullah is the Queen of Jordan Whats worse than being a refugee forced to flee your home your community and your country; leave behind those whom you love; and all too often be pushed into poverty and an uncertain future Being a female refugeea girl or a woman who as well as enduring the horror and heartbreak that defines a refugees wretched existence is at risk of intimidation or trafficking or sexual slavery or forced marriage or violence or life-threatening complications from pregnancy if as is often the case health services are out of reach I say “or”; I could just as easily use “and” Abuse is rarely a singular one-off event This is hardly breaking news But the stubborn and pernicious humanitarian crises around the world continue to highlight the vulnerability of girls and women who have fled their homes because of conflict and disaster Who can forget the images of hundreds of desperate Yazidi women running for their lives to Mount Sinjar in north-west Iraq Or the footage of terrified women rounded up by ISIS to be sold at market in Syria Or the photographs of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Social media petitions news reports and op-eds protesting their treatment are important But theyre not enough The international community can and must do more to prevent the suffering and protect the dignity of refugee girls and women To help them in meaningful and practical ways we first must know who they are where they are and what they need And right now despite the fact that UN agencies aid organizations and many countries are working tirelessly to help refugees there is still a dearth of information which prevents us from supporting these girls and women effectively That in 2016 with the surfeit of technology with which were surrounded and the knowledge of past humanitarian crises we cannot better support some of the most vulnerable people on the planet is simply unconscionable It is bad enough that the gender data gap for girls and women living in the poorest countries is huge but the gap is even wider for displaced and vulnerable girls and women worldwide Sometimes just knowing who is displaced is hard enough Other times we lack basic information such as how many of the displaced individuals are women and what are their needs We know the numbers are high and the needs are vast We know we need more reliable data especially on girls and women affected by displacement But in 2015 UNHCR reported that it had sex-disaggregated data for only 46% of the people of concern to them and age-disaggregated data for a mere 33% How can the international community provide appropriate assistance and protection for forcibly displaced girls and women if we do not fully understand the realities of their lives In order to provide appropriate support and health services we need to know how many women of childbearing age are living in a given location And we need to know how many children are living there and of what age to provide them with the best learning opportunities Without the data it is hard to tailor the response Of course there are many reasons why we do not have this data not least of which is the difficulty of collecting information from people on the move This is what drives the work of Data2X an initiative that has identified this cruel gap in existing data on the lives experiences and contributions of girls and women around the world Data2X and the Joint IDP Profiling Servicea joint initiative between the UN and non-governmental organizationsare working to find solutions This includes reviewing and mapping the tools and methods used for gathering gender data in areas where girls and women are displaced They also make recommendations for its collection and analysis This important work complements the recent welcome announcement of a Humanitarian Data Center by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the Government of the Netherlands to make data available and accessible for those on the front lines of humanitarian response I hope we can build on this momentum and make it a global priority I urge governments and the international community to work together to coordinate collect analyze and act on this data Because data is more than numbers; at its heart data is peoplesome of the most vulnerable women and girls in our world today Mothers daughters sisters aunts grandmotherswho have already suffered too much and who must suffer no more The greatest service we can do the women and girls who have fled their homes and lived through abuse is to count them By counting them we send them a message that they matterand we make them a promise that together well use the gender data in practical ways to help every refugee girl and woman realize a more peaceful secure and hopeful future Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editors The department said he has been accused of trying to transmit national defence information to China and with receiving "hundreds of thousands of dollars" while acting illegally as an agent for the Chinese government. 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