a month agoSouthampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn: I wanted to be a striker

first_imgSouthampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn: I wanted to be a strikerby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn admits Mum isn’t crazy about having another keeper in the family.Like most kids, he started out dreaming of being a striker but was put between the sticks as a nine-year-old. Yet, if his mum had had her way, she would have stopped the ­ Southampton goalie following in dad Bryan’s footsteps.Gunn Jnr told the Mirror: “I was on trial ­playing outfield at Norwich City for the Under-9s, the keeper got injured. Someone gave me the gloves and after that ­session, someone else told me to bring the gloves next time and focus on being a ­goalkeeper.“After the session when they told me to be a keeper, my dad got home, told my mum and I don’t think she was very pleased. She was like, ‘I’ve dealt with you for 20 years – I don’t need another goalkeeper!’“But it ­happened, she accepted it and I think she’s fine with it now.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

‘He’s still driving me on’ – Man Utd winger James motivated by late father

first_imgDaniel James feels driven to succeed at Manchester United following the loss of his father prior to his transfer from Swansea City.The Wales winger has enjoyed an encouraging pre-season with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side following his move from the Championship club for a reported £15million.James’ father, Kevan, passed away only weeks before he completed his dream switch to Old Trafford. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Speaking after United’s 1-0 International Champions Cup victory over Inter, James said: “Every day, I miss him. He always drove me on when he was here.”There are times when I am a bit down about it but what he would say is just keep playing and working hard.”I know he is looking down on me now, still driving me on.”The 21-year-old made the move to the Red Devils with a great deal of pressure on his shoulders, but has so far flourished under the guidance of his new boss.James has started all three of United’s pre-season games so far – against Perth Glory, Leeds United and Inter – and has been praised for his performances by manager Solskjaer.He almost scored his first goal for the club against Leeds when he sprinted beyond Marcus Rashford and shot against the base of the post after being played through on goal.But James is not getting carried away by his performances, with United still to play Tottenham, Kristiansund and AC Milan before beginning the 2019/20 Premier League campaign against Chelsea on August 11.”It is pleasing but there are three more games to the start of the season,” he added.James arrived at Old Trafford seen as one of Wales’ biggest up and coming talents after breaking through to Swansea’s first team last season, scoring four goals in 33 league games for the club.The Red Devils’ next pre-season fixture is against last season’s Champions League finalists Tottenham this coming Thursday in the International Champions Cup, with the pair both overcoming Serie A opposition in their opening games.James will be part of a Manchester United squad hoping to bring glory back to Old Trafford this season after the club missed out on Champions League qualification during their last campaign.last_img read more

PALFINGER DREGGEN, Koch Enter JV to Manufacture …

first_imgzoom PALFINGER DREGGEN has successfully concluded an agreement with partner Koch Metalúrgica for entering into a joint venture named Palfinger Koch Montagens Industriais Ltda. for the purpose of joint assembly, testing and commissioning of offshore cranes in Brazil.The joint venture is based on an already existing and successful partnership between Palfinger Dreggen do Brasil, based in Rio de Janeiro, and Koch Metalúrgica, located in Cachoeirinha, Rio Grande do Sul.The agreement will strengthen PALFINGER KOCH’s ability to successfully deliver high-end offshore cranes with local content to the Brazilian offshore market. The strengthening of the partnership follows the contract awarded back in February for crane supplies for a total of seven drillships to Sete Brasil to the Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Jurong Offshore Pte Ltd.This contract will also be the first project to be processed by the joint venture. PALFINGER KOCH will be located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and intends to invest in infrastructure in a suitable area in the region. PALFINGER KOCH will meet requirements from Brazilian offshore customers for customized, high-end offshore cranes with joint competence and based on decades of experience from deliveries of reliable heavy-duty and specialized cranes.PALFINGER MARINE, October 7, 2013last_img read more

It was an experiment that failed Akhilesh Yadav

first_imgLucknow: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday admitted that his alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) was “an experiment that failed”. “I have been a science student. There are experiments and sometimes they fail… But at least you realize what went wrong. But, today, I will say what I said when we announced the alliance — respect to Mayawatiji is respect to me,” he said. He added: “As far as the alliance is concerned, if we have to contest alone in the Uttar Pradesh by-elections, I will consult my party leaders on our future strategy.” Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist BSP President Mayawati announced on Tuesday that her party would contest the coming by-elections in 11 Assembly seats alone and would review her decision to call off the alliance “only if the Samajwadi Party can bring an improvement in its cadres”. The 11 seats have fallen vacant after the legislators of BJP, BSP and SP got elected to the Lok Sabha. This is the first time the BSP will be contesting by-elections. The party, in the past, has not contested by-elections, terming it a waste of time. The BSP, in the recent Lok Sabha elections, contested 38 seats but could win only 10 whereas the Samajwadi Party contested 37 seats and won five. Political analysts say that while Mayawati gained from the Samajwadi Party’s Muslim and Yadav voters, her Dalit vote base did not help Samajwadi Party at all. However, Mayawati claims that her party candidates did not get Yadav votes.last_img read more

Kevin Hart Maria Menounos And Rally Health Surprised Chicagoans At The Gym

first_imgActor and comedian Kevin Hart and TV/radio personality Maria Menounos – Health Ambassadors for Rally Health – surprised hundreds of gym goers yesterday at Midtown Athletic Club when they showed up to participate in fitness classes and stage a mini health festival.Rally Health Ambassadors Kevin Hart and Maria Menounos are all smiles in Chicago after joining gymgoers in their morning workoutTheir original plan to host thousands of Chicagoans at the Rally HealthFest in Maggie Daley Park was changed due to inclement weather.“The rain couldn’t dampen the vibe of positivity that our outdoor Rally HealthFest set out to deliver to the people of Chicago. It just got redirected indoors to the awesome people spending their Saturday at the club. We thank everyone for letting us crash their workout!” said Kevin Hart, Rally Health Ambassador.“This is a classic ‘make lemonade out of lemons’ scenario. While we were disappointed that we had to cancel our Rally HealthFest in the park, we were thrilled that we were still able to meet up with a great group of people to celebrate healthy living. Our thanks to Midtown Athletic Club for hosting us with just a day’s notice!” said David Ko, president and COO, Rally Health.As they do at the usual Rally HealthFests, Kevin, Maria and Kevin’s personal trainer Boss participated in several fitness classes including high-intensity sprints, boxing and a spin class, and chatted it up with club members about the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle. Rally set up a photo booth and a place where people could write letters to their future selves.“We were delighted to host Kevin, Maria and Boss at yesterday’s Rally Health event. It was a wonderful surprise for our members and an opportunity to showcase everything Midtown has to offer,” said Michael Mahoney, general manager of Midtown Athletic Club.Rally HealthFests are free, public events sponsored by digital health company Rally Health. The events, which can draw up to 12,000 people, are designed to promote healthy living through fun activities that demonstrate four key pillars of health: MOVE, EAT, CARE, FEEL. People of all ages come out to participate in family-friendly activities focused on healthy living, for example, participating in group exercise classes and cooking demonstrations, riding stationary bikes, playing memory and brain games, learning practical health tips, and running potato-sack races in the Kids’ Zone.last_img read more

On the Money Meal kit companies offer holiday help

first_imgDETROIT — Subscription meal kit services can take some stress out of weekday dinners. But they may or may not help you fill your holiday table.Some companies, like HelloFresh, will mail you premeasured ingredients and instructions for a full holiday meal. Plated and Home Chef will help you with holiday side dishes. But others, like Blue Apron, don’t offer holiday menus. They say they’ve found that customers prefer to cook their own traditional recipes.Meal kit services have grown quickly in the U.S. since they arrived from Europe six years ago. Nine per cent of U.S. consumers — or around 10.5 million households — have bought meal kits online or in groceries in the last six months, and 25 per cent say they’d consider buying one in the next six months, according to Nielsen.At the same time, the companies are figuring out what customers do and don’t expect from them. This was the first year Berlin-based HelloFresh offered a Thanksgiving meal kit, for example, after customers repeatedly asked for one. HelloFresh has 1 million U.S. subscribers.For $159, buyers got a turkey that fed eight to 10 people and ingredients and instructions for garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry and chicken sausage stuffing, green beans and apple ginger crisp. Customers could also opt for a $99 box with just the sides and dessert.HelloFresh won’t say how many boxes it sold, but it’s offering two options for Christmas. For $129, it will send customers a beef tenderloin that feeds six to eight people plus sides, sauces and dessert. For $159, it will send a turkey dinner similar to its Thanksgiving box. The boxes will be available for delivery starting Dec. 19. Buyers don’t have to subscribe to HelloFresh’s weekly meal plans to get one.Vero, an Italian meal kit company founded by St. Louis-based chef Katie Collier, says it sold twice as many Thanksgiving kits this year as it did in 2017. Its $195 Thanksgiving kit included a cage-free turkey, shallot gravy and fig, walnut and sage stuffing.For Christmas, Vero is selling a $65 kit to make lasagna, blood orange salad and tiramisu for eight to 10.Lifestyle maven Martha Stewart also offers holiday meal kits through her partnership with Marley Spoon. For $159.99, customers could order a Thanksgiving box with a 12-pound turkey and ingredients for four sides — including herbed stuffing with dried cherries — and spiced apple crisp. Last year, Stewart also offered a $39 holiday cookie kit for Christmas. A customer service representative at Marley Spoon said the cookie kit will be offered again this year, but details haven’t been released.Some companies are tucking holiday favourites into their regular meal offerings for subscribers.Plated, a meal kit startup now owned by the Alberton’s grocery chain, offers 20 meal recipes and two desserts each week to its subscribers. For a family of four, two meals per week cost $79.60.For Thanksgiving week, Plated subscribers could opt for sides like pecan pie and sausage, sage and brioche stuffing. For the week of Hanukkah, it’s offering potato latkes. For New Year’s Eve, it plans to offer roasted grape and brie crostini with a spinach and butternut squash salad.Chicago-based Home Chef, which was recently acquired by Kroger, also offered Thanksgiving sides like walnut maple Brussels sprouts as part of its weekly meal plans. Like Plated, two meals per week for a family of four cost $79.60.Non-subscribers can also pick up Home Chef kits at Kroger, which charges $9 for a family-size side of roasted fall vegetables with cranberry orange and walnuts.But other meal kit companies are opting out. Purple Carrot, which offers vegan meal kits, didn’t offer any holiday-themed meal kits but did send a Thanksgiving recipe booklet to subscribers. Sun Basket, which offers organic produce in its kits, has no holiday-themed meals in its rotation.Blue Apron, which has 646,000 U.S. subscribers, offered a Thanksgiving kit in 2016, complete with turkey and pumpkin pie. While customers liked it, what they were really looking for was help with other meals around the holidays, said John Adler, Blue Apron’s culinary chief.Adler said Blue Apron decided to focus on offering quick, simple dishes with non-traditional flavours — think Chinese or Middle Eastern — for the days around the holidays.“You should totally have your traditional food moment,” Adler said. “As opposed to interfering in that, we will solve everything else before and after.”Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Ban deplores heinous terrorist attack in Pakistani capital

“He expresses his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of this appalling attack, as well as to the Government and people of Pakistan,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement. Media reports say the bombing killed at least 40 people and wounded some 200.“No cause can justify the indiscriminate targeting of civilians,” today’s statement added. 20 September 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned today’s “heinous” terrorist attack on the Marriott Hotel in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, which has reportedly killed and injured a large number of people.

After decades of pushing American fine dining to its limits chef Charlie

After decades of pushing American fine dining to its limits, chef Charlie Trotter dies at 54 by J.M. Hirsch And Caryn Rousseau, The Associated Press Posted Nov 5, 2013 1:04 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CHICAGO – With a culinary style he likened to improvisational jazz, Charlie Trotter changed the way Americans view fine dining, pushing himself, his staff, his food and even his diners to limits rarely seen in an American restaurant. Yet it was his reluctance to move beyond those limits that may have defined the last years of his life.Trotter, 54, died Tuesday, a year after closing his namesake Chicago restaurant that was credited with putting his city at the vanguard of the food world and training dozens of the nation’s top chefs, including Grant Achatz and Graham Elliot.Paramedics were called around 10 a.m. to Trotter’s Lincoln Park home, where they found him unresponsive. An ambulance crew transported Trotter to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was declared dead after unsuccessful attempts to revive him, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said. An autopsy was planned for Wednesday.His wife, Rochelle Trotter, on Tuesday expressed the family’s shock at his death and appreciation for the many tributes pouring in from all quarters.“He was much loved and words cannot describe how much he will be missed,” she said in a statement. “… His impact upon American Cuisine and the culinary world at large will always be remembered.”For decades, Trotter’s name was synonymous with cutting-edge cuisine. He earned 10 James Beard Awards, wrote 10 cookbooks and in 1999 hosted his own public television series, “The Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter.”“It was the beginning of the notion that America could have a real haute cuisine on par with Europe,” said Anthony Bourdain. “That was what Charlie did.”Yet Trotter never went to culinary school. He grew up in the northern Chicago suburb of Wilmette and majored in political science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. But an inspiring meal several years earlier had planted the desire to cook.After graduation, he created a de facto apprenticeship, landing his first job at a restaurant in Chicago’s North Shore area called Sinclair’s, where he worked under now well-known chefs such as Norman Van Aken and Carrie Nahabedian.From there Trotter moved to restaurants in Florida, San Francisco and France, all the while eating widely and reading cookbooks voraciously. When he returned to the U.S. — and with financial backing from his family — he purchased a Victorian house in Chicago and opened Charlie Trotters in it in 1987.“His restaurant shaped the world of food,” said Dana Cowin, editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine. “He was so innovative and focused and intense and really brilliant. When he opened Charlie Trotter he was so original.”Trotter’s food was grounded in classical French technique, but blended seamlessly with Asian influences. He believed fervently in the power of simplicity and clean cooking, turning to simple vegetable purees and stocks — rather than heavy sauces — to deliver standup flavour in menus that changed daily.“He was a part of bringing in unusual ingredients and really scouring the world for ingredients that you never tasted before,” said fellow Chicago restaurateur Rick Bayless. “He was really on that forefront of creating the modern tasting menu.”He also was an early advocate of using seasonal and organic ingredients, as well as sustainably raised or caught meat and seafood.“Charlie was a visionary, an unbelievable chef that brought American cuisine to new heights,” Emeril Lagasse, a close friend of Trotter’s, said in an email. “We have lost a tremendous human being and an incredible chef and restaurateur.”Trotter was gruff, exacting, demanding and a culinary genius. And for years, the restaurant was considered one of the best in the nation, earning two Michelin stars the first year the guide rated Chicago restaurants.He also was giving. He created a charitable group that not only awarded culinary scholarships, but also brought disadvantaged children to his restaurant every week to teach them about fine dining.But in time, the food world caught up with him. And food culture changed, with celebrity often trumping skill. It was a world to which he adapted poorly.“The last few times I saw him were at a food and wine festivals where people didn’t recognize him. People did not acknowledge him for his incredibly important place in history,” said Bourdain. “Back in Charlie’s day, it was really the merit system. Being a great chef was enough. You didn’t have to be lovable.”Meanwhile, chefs such as Achatz — of award-winning Chicago restaurants Alinea and Next — became so avant-garde, Trotter’s menus seem almost dated. And the very organic and seasonal philosophies he’d spearheaded had become commonplace.In 2012 — and in keeping with his reputation for bold, unexpected moves — Trotter closed his iconic 120-seat restaurant. His plan? Return to college to study philosophy.“The one thing it will do for me is let me wipe a certain slate clean. And while I’m studying and reading and applying myself to something else, if I decide to come back to the restaurant world, I think I’m going to bring a different perspective,” he told The Associated Press in an interview last year.“My hope is to really learn how to think very differently on the whole thing,” he said.Trotter was hospitalized in New York City this summer after having a seizure, close family friend and early Trotter mentor Van Aken said Tuesday. Van Aken said he didn’t know what caused the seizure.Van Aken said it was a shame the public rarely saw other sides of Trotter’s personality — the wit that drove him to share video clips of W.C. Fields, his reenactments of scenes from “The Godfather,” his love of Miles Davis.In a behind-the-scenes look for the AP three days before closing night, the Charlie Trotter’s staff held a typically detail-laden pre-dinner meeting, discussing specifics down to the exact dates when diners last ate at the restaurant and reminders about when to use certain wine glasses.Dishes from the final week of menus included poached white asparagus with charred broccolini, manchego cheese and red pepper essence and root beer leaf ice cream with vanilla cremeaux and birch syrup-infused meringue.Some might have thought the move from the restaurant world was too risky. Not Trotter.“What’s the worst that could happen? Life’s too short. You may be on this planet for 80 years at best or who knows, but you can’t just pedal around and do the same thing forever,” he told the AP in 2012.___AP Food Editor J.M. Hirsch is based in Concord, N.H. read more

Despite economic turmoil at home Chinese remain No 1 buyers of luxury

by Colleen Barry, The Associated Press Posted Oct 29, 2015 10:35 am MDT Last Updated Oct 29, 2015 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Despite economic turmoil at home, Chinese remain No. 1 buyers of luxury goods, study shows Chinese men browse their mobile phones near a M&M chocolates figure on display at a shopping mall in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Facing pressure to pep up a cooling economy, Chinese leaders met on Monday and will announce a five-year plan effort to shift China from reliance on trade and investment to more self-sustaining growth driven by domestic consumption. The Chinese words on the bag reads “Don’t worry how much you shop, just spend to release stress” (AP Photo/Andy Wong) MILAN – Wealthy Chinese remain the No. 1 buyers of luxury products worldwide, appearing inured to economic turmoil at home as they zigzag the globe in search of deals on everything from handbags to jewelry, according to a new study by Bain consultancy.The study released Thursday by the Altagamma association of Italian luxury producers forecasts that global sales of personal luxury goods will jump 13 per cent to 253 billion euros ($276 billion) this year. That’s after two years of more modest 3 per cent growth.Nearly one third of spending on high-end apparel, jewelry, handbags and shoes is by the Chinese. Their spending is growing strongly, while high-end shopping from other nationalities is growing only modestly more.The study noted that a plunge in the Chinese stock market this year had hurt consumer confidence more in the United States, which has fresh memories of the 2008 financial crisis, than in China.Just 20 per cent of Chinese spending is done at home, with many going on shopping binges in foreign countries, where prices are often lower.While Paris, London and New York have been popular destinations, it is hard to predict where Chinese shoppers might flock to next, says Claudia D’Arpizio, a senior partner at Bain & Company who conducted the study.Unlike European and U.S. shoppers, who tend to have favourite destinations they return to, the Chinese “have zero country loyalty,” D’Arpizio told The Associated Press.They monitor the Internet for the best prices “and they change their travel plans to get to the best shopping destinations,” she said. That has become particularly true since China let its currency devalue this summer, making it somewhat more expensive for the Chinese to spend abroad.For now, the weak euro is drawing them to Europe while a strong dollar keeps them from the United States. Nearby Tokyo has become their primary destination, while Moscow, whose currency shed 23 per cent of its value against the euro this year, is another key destination. And they have put Australia on the global luxury shopping map.One consequence of this trend is that luxury goods shops are increasing their prices to squeeze profits out of the travelling Chinese shoppers, D’Arpizio said.In Europe, that has translated into price increases of 5 per cent to 7 per cent a season as brands seek to reduce the price differential between China and Europe caused by currency swings.Americans, the second largest class of global shoppers, are returning to Europe, fortified by a strong dollar. They are forecast to increase tax-free purchases in 2015 by a whopping 67 per cent. Stung by a weaker ruble, Russian tax-free shopping is slumping 37 per cent.The United States, with its strong domestic market, remains the largest single personal luxury goods market with 78.6 billion euros ($87 billion) in projected sales this year. Japan is set to capture 20 billion euros ($22 billion) in sales, followed by 18 billion euros in China and about 17 billion euros in both Italy and France. read more

Central African Republic UN urges calm in wake of violence in capital

“MINUSCA [the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR] condemns attacks against civilians and places of worship and emphasizes that such attacks are contrary to national and international laws,” the UN Mission said in a statement.It reaffirmed that only mandated State authorities have the right to enforce justice and that any acts by non-state actors, such as the attacks Tuesday morning, are illegal.“The sponsors and the perpetrators of such acts will be held responsible,” added the Mission.The clashes were sparked off by the arrest of a member of a criminal group by the country’s security forces. In the ensuing violence, a church was attacked on the edge of the predominantly Muslim PK5 neighbourhood, and a pastor was killed. Health facilities and medical staff were also reportedly threatened.The violence later spread to other parts of the city.The Humanitarian Coordinator in the CAR, Najat Rochdi, denounced the targeting of a religious institution by attackers, saying that it demonstrated a lack of respect due to all places of worship.“I am shocked by the death of Father Tougoumalé-Baba who was one of the defenders of the pact of non-aggression,” she said, recalling that the agreement enables Muslims in the surrounding area to give their dead a befitting burial according to the precepts of Islam.Also in a subsequent attack, two MINUSCA peacekeepers were wounded – one seriously – after they were reportedly pelted with stones by a crowd.In accordance with its mandate, MINUSCA has deployed reinforced patrols to secure key locations in Bangui in close cooperation with the national security forces and is monitoring the situation.It has also strengthened its presence in other parts of the country. read more

Tobacco price hike only a temporary quit incentive

first_imgSmokers are only taking the hit to their pockets as an transient incentive to quit, a new research has shown. A continuous tracking survey of the effects of the tobacco tax put in place last year has seen a 70 per cent increase in the number of people kicking the habit in the several months immediately after the tax increase. However, the results from the Medical Journal of Australia also show motivation to quit appears to be short-lived. After three months of the tax introduction, quitting activity fell back to previous levels. Neos Kosmos spoke to smoker Alex, who agreed that the tax may serve as a deterrent to smoking due to increased cost of cigarettes, but that it may not be as effective in the long-haul. Mentioning other smoke-curbing efforts by the government including hiding cigarette displays in shops, Alex said, “These actions seem like knee-jerk reactions by the government and lobbyists to get more money from the people. It’s a silly crusade.” Ourania, also a smoker, said she was shocked at how much prices had gone up. “A packet of 20 cigarettes now costs over $17, when it used to be around $15 last year,” she said. “But, to be honest, that’s not going to be an incentive for me to stop.” Researchers gathered their data by looking at 1604 smokers who had stopped smoking last year, 22 per cent of whom had attempted to quit, compared to 2009 figure where the quitting rate was at 12 per cent. The study adds that the 25 per cent hike in tobacco tax, “needs to be accompanied by appropriate cessation, prevention and education efforts to stimulate interest in quitting and support quit attempts.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Les chances de sauver la sonde russe sont très très faibles

first_imgLes chances de sauver la sonde russe sont “très, très faibles”Vendredi, des sources appartenant au secteur du spatial ont estimé qu’il restait désormais très peu de chances que les Russes parviennent à sauver leur sonde qui a échoué à rejoindre la bonne trajectoire vers Mars. L’engin pourrait retomber sur Terre début décembre. Tandis que la Russie n’avait pas lancé un tel projet depuis 15 ans, la situation semble plus que jamais compromise aujourd’hui pour la sonde Phobos-Grunt. Mardi dernier, l’engin a décollé avec succès du cosmodrome de Baïkonour au Kazakhstan mais un dysfonctionnement de l’un de ses moteurs l’a empêché de rejoindre la bonne trajectoire vers Mars, le laissant flotter en orbite autour de la Terre. Sur le moment, le chef de Roskosmos Vladimir Popovkine avait alors indiqué que tout n’était pas perdu et que les équipes disposaient de trois jours pour rectifier le tir, après quoi les batteries de la sonde seraient vides. À lire aussiInternet : l’ISS double sa connexionMais vendredi, les opérations se sont révélées loin d’être en bonne voie. “La nuit de jeudi à vendredi, plusieurs tentatives d’obtenir les données télémétriques de l’appareil ont été entreprises. Toutes se sont soldées par un résultat nul. Les chances de sauver la sonde sont très, très faibles”, a indiqué une source du secteur spatial à l’agence Interfax. Plusieurs échecs qui n’ont pu être évités bien que l’Agence spatiale européenne ait décidé de régler ses postes de télémétrie à Kourou en Guyane et en Australie afin de capter les signaux de la sonde russe.Néanmoins, dans la journée d’hier, les spécialistes de Roskosmos, de l’ESA ainsi que de la NASA poursuivaient leurs efforts pour tenter de sauver la situation in extremis. S’ils n’y arrivent pas cependant, l’engin Phobos-Grunt finira inévitablement par s’écraser sur Terre. “Je pense que la sonde ne tombera pas sur Terre avant le 3 décembre”, a indiqué une source russe à l’agence Ria Novosti.Mais si l’incident de la sonde apparait déjà comme un échec cuisant pour Roskosmos, l’agence russe n’est pas la seule concernée car Phobos-Grunt étant aussi censé mettre en orbite autour de Mars le satellite chinois Yinghuo-1, qui doit étudier la surface et le champ magnétique de la planète rouge. Une toute première mission martienne pour la Chine qui semble donc aujourd’hui également compromise. Le 12 novembre 2011 à 09:41 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

No injuries but traffic mess after car hits school bus near Skyview

first_imgA driver wedged his sedan under an unloaded school bus near Skyview High School not long before classes ended Tuesday, disrupting traffic but resulting in no significant injuries.Clark County sheriff’s deputies and emergency personnel were called to Northwest 11th Avenue and 139th Street to find a white Toyota Camry wedged under a school bus. No children were on board, Vancouver Public Schools spokeswoman Pat Nuzzo said.The sheriff’s office said the sedan’s driver was heading west on 139th and crashed into the bus as he turned south onto 11th. No tickets were issued, the sheriff’s office said, and no one was hurt.According to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian, the crash created a mess for traffic trying to get around or off campus as school was getting out.Nuzzo said the bus had just dropped off students who were returning from a field trip.last_img read more

Bimal Jalan report Govt may put more pressure on RBI for cash

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/1:28Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:28?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … The Bimal Jalan panel has reportedly take a dovish approach to the transfer of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) ‘excess’ cash reserves to the government. ReutersPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s government may put more pressure on the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to release a more substantial amount from the cash reserves to meet the target in the budget that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented earlier this month, reports suggest. This follows the proposal of a panel headed by former governor Bimal Jalan for ‘nominal’ transfer of funds to the government over 3 to years, which falls short of the government’s expectations. The report was submitted to governor Shaktikanta Das.Sitharaman’s predecessor Arun Jaitley had a running battle with the central bank during the tenures of Raghuram Rajan and Urjit Patel over the economic capital framework. Sitharaman may find it a little easier with a former bureaucrat in Das, a former finance secretary, at the helm of the central bank, observers believe. The committee has also suggested a periodic review of the economic capital framework, the report on the Business Standard website says. The government’s nominee on the panel, finance secretary Subhash Chandra Garg strongly opposed the recommendations, arguing for a more liberal release of the reserves, the report says.Apart from the presence of Das, the early exit of Viral Acharya, a deputy governor who was hawkish about the central bank’s autonomy, may also make it easier for Sitharaman to pressure the central bank to achieve her objectives.The RBI keeps a cash reserve to ensure financial stability during fluctuations in global financial upheavals. Traditionally, the governors have been conservative in their approach to maintaining the cash reserves. Although Das did the government’s bidding in matters of monetary easing ahead of the elections with back-to-back interest rate cuts seeking to infuse more financial liquidity into the economy, it would have to be seen if he would oblige the government in the matter cash reserves. Especially at a time when financial experts recommend prudent financial policies with the US-China trade war on the horizon and the US-Iran conflict threatening to roil international oil prices. Former Governer of India’s central bank Bimal Jalan co-chairs the panel that looked into the economic capital framework of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).Reuters”The report has proposed a formula for a nominal transfer of a portion of the RBI’s reserves to the central government in a period of three-five years. This is in line with the current practice being followed by the RBI for transferring dividend annually,” the report says, citing a person close to the development. The person said the panel members might “not be unanimous” on the suggestions the committee made. The report would likely include a dissent note by Garg, who is the government’s representative on the panel.Difference of opinionThe finance ministry had initially expected around Rs 3 lakh crores from the RBI’s reserve funds. The six-member panel headed by Jalan and co-chaired by former RBI deputy governor Rakesh Mohan was formed in December at the insistence of the finance ministry. The mandate of the committee was to fix an economic capital framework so that the government would be assured of a larger payout from the reserves.The main difference of opinion within the panel was over transferring the RBI’s “excess” capital reserves, according to the report. While most panel members are in favour of a phased transfer of the RBI’s capital reserves to the government over the years, the government’s view, voiced by Garg, was for a one-time transfer. For this financial year, the government had accounted for around Rs 20,000 crore as “additional dividend” from the RBI, a finance ministry official said. This, the official said, is unlikely to happen.In the 2019-20 Receipts Budget, Sitharaman increased the allocation towards the “dividend or surplus of RBI, nationalised banks and financial institutions” by Rs 23,130 crore to Rs 1.06 lakh crore, when compared to the Interim Budget. Vision for the decade | 10 Key points – Budget 2019 – 2020center_img Closelast_img read more

Time to secure Digital India

first_imgPrime minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India campaign has the potential to be one of the most transformative programmes in recent times. It includes creation of ICT infrastructure like high-speed internet at gram panchayat level, on-demand availability of government services like health, education, and digital empowerment of citizens. The Digital India vision is in sync with the several other IT initiatives the government has been taking.The implementation of several e-governance projects across different departments and domains, both at the central and state levels, has led to an increase in the government’s IT spending. Recently, the government also allocated Rs 10,000 crore to support the development of technology start-ups. Industry experts believe that Digital India vision along with ongoing e-governance initiatives could provide the much needed impetus to India’s economic growth. About a third of India’s 252 million internet users and a fourth of mobile internet users live in rural areas. Also Read – Gateway of criminal justiceBut internet penetration in villages at 8.6 percent, compared to 37.4 percent in cities, has a long way to go, and this is what Digital India hopes to change. A World Bank report says a 10 percent increase in a country’s broadband connections can lead to a 1.38 percent rise in its GDP. Rising need for cyber security Increased connectivity and greater use of technology would undoubtedly benefit the masses, but at the same time it could throw up a new set of vulnerabilities and security challenges. Past incidents have shown that cyber security is one area where India is clearly lacking. Also Read – Turning a blind eyeAs per the cyber-crime data maintained by the national crime records bureau (NCRB), a total of 1,791 cases were registered in 2011, which grew to 2,876 cases in 2012 and to 4,356 cases in 2013. Hacking formed close to 60 percent of all cyber offences. The Indian computer emergency response team (CERT-In) reported 13,301 incidents of web security breach in 2011, which grew to 22,060 in 2012, and to 71,780 in 2013. In the first half of this year, 62,189 incidents had been reported, including cases of phishing, scanning, spam, malicious code and website intrusions. Apart from domestic cyber attacks, India also faces tough cyber threats from outside. Given the increasing security challenges in digital space, using secure software, applications and portals becomes extremely important. With vast amounts of personal data of citizens residing on the government’s IT systems, protection of people’s privacy is very critical. It is necessary to have mature software procurement practices, with required focus on security considerations. Are we doing enough? To counter this alarming increase in cyber crimes, the government has allocated Rs 800 crore to set up a centre to help people to check and clean their computer systems of viruses and other malware. The programme intends to build capability to not only track malware in the system but also clean the infection.The national cyber security and coordination centre (NCSC) will conduct real-time assessment of internet traffic data and generate actionable reports for various agencies. As a multi-agency body under the department of electronics and information technology (DeitY), the NCSC will include the national security council secretariat, the intelligence bureau, the research and analysis wing (RAW), CERT-In, the national technical research organisation (NTRO), the three armed forces and the department of telecommunications. It is expected to subsume the work done by CERT-In as well as issue alerts in the event of a cyber attack.The Modi government has certainly done a good job by announcing such promising programmes that have potential to transform the lives of many Indians. However, programmes like Digital India cannot succeed in achieving their objectives unless collective action is taken by all government departments to ensure real e-governance. E-security has to be a critical element of this drive. So far, cyber security in India has not received the attention it deserves. The national cyber security policy announced in 2013 has also not been properly implemented. Under these circumstances, the PM may need to take more concrete steps to safeguard his vision of Digital India. GOVERNANCE NOWlast_img read more

How to Boot Into Safe Mode

first_imgWindows is typically a versatile and reliable operating system. But not always. Sometimes you’ll find yourself in frustrating situations where your PC freezes, crashes, or fails to run certain hardware or applications. When that happens, your best bet is typically booting into Safe Mode, as a means of diagnosing the problem.Safe mode is a stripped down state of Windows that disables non-essential programs. Once inside, you can start to troubleshoot your problem.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/boot-safe-mode?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46  Click the Start button in the lower left corner. Click Startup Settings. From the list, select the fourth option, or press F4 on your keyboard. This allows you to boot into Safe Mode. Credit: MicrosoftHow to Favorite/Bookmark a site in Microsoft EdgeHow to Configure Microsoft Word’s Spell Check and AutocorrectHow to Import Gmail Contacts to Windows 10 Choose Update & Security from the Settings menu. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoForbes.comCrazy Rich Asians for RealForbes.comUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement Your PC will now power down and boot back into Windows 10. Instead of booting right back into Windows though, you’ll see a list of options in place of the typical login screen. Click Troubleshoot. Click Restart. Click Settings. Click Recovery from the list of available options. Under the Advanced startup section, click the Restart now button. Click Advanced options. last_img read more

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first_img News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Related Content 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more read more center_img 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more GE Healthcare’s LOGIQ P6 combines performance and versatility, enabling clinicians to treat patients across multiple clinical settings. With advanced detail resolution and color flow, clinicians can reportedly distinguish between cystic and solid lesions, especially in small areas like the thyroid, breast and ovary.The system is said to combine higher-end capabilities in a small footprint. It can fit within the smallest exam spaces. Having the monitor on an articulating arm provides flexibility for viewing in all situations. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | October 27, 2008 Ultrasound Suited for Multiple Clinical Settings News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read morelast_img read more

CIT Tours releases its Enchanting Europe the Best of Italy 2019

first_img Share TORONTO — CIT Tours says its new Europe & the Best of Italy 2019 brochure has a strong focus on individual customizable travel programs plus an extended range of its popular flexible vacation options, including rail tours, independent tours and culinary getaways.The new brochure also includes a selection of city breaks, escorted tours and small group coach tours.Along with many longtime CIT Tours favourites, the 2019 Europe and the Best of Italy brochure introduces several new and exclusive tours all throughout Europe, says CIT’s Kristin Karbach.Returning popular vacation choices include the flexible Rail Tour and Great British Capitals Rail tour, the independent Rome & Sorrento tour and the Athens & Greek Islands Adventure, as well as the Epicurean Rome & Florence Gourmet Experience.Among the new rail vacations included in this year’s brochure, clients will find a 7-day Rome & Puglia rail tour featuring accommodation in a traditional Trullo and a 10-day German Castles & History rail tour visiting Berlin, Dresden, Munich and Neuschwanstein Castle.More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureFood and wine lovers will want to check out the brand new 7-day Paris & Irresistible Alsace gourmet tour which combines the flavours of Paris with the picturesque towns and vineyards of the Alsace region, or the Gastronomy & Wines of Portugal tour, a 9-day self-drive vacation showcasing the best of Portuguese cuisine and wine. More options are available on CIT’s website www.cittours.ca.Karbach says many of CIT Tours’ flexible vacation options can be customized according to clients’ individual needs and wants, and advises agents to look for the ‘Make It Your Own’ logo.Strategically placed next to corresponding tour names, the ‘Make It Your Own’ logo allows customers to quickly identify all of CIT Tours’ flexible vacation options, chose the one that comes closest to their particular travel plans and then request the changes to truly make it their own, says Karbach.CIT Tour’s Europe & the Best of Italy 2019 brochures can be ordered online at cittours.ca, via email at info@cittours.ca or by contacting Envoy Networks (envoynetworks.ca). CIT Tours releases its Enchanting Europe & the Best of Italy 2019 Travelweek Group Posted bycenter_img Friday, January 18, 2019 Tags: CIE Tours, Europe, Italy, New Tours << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Former US President Jimmy Carter says cancer has spread to his brain

first_imgRelated posts:Former US President Jimmy Carter, 90, announces that he has cancer US ex-President Jimmy Carter declares he’s free of cancer How Jimmy Carter has long pursued peace, justice and care for those on the margins US President Obama tasks VP Biden with ‘moonshot’ bid to cure cancer The former president will be treated at the Winship Cancer Institute, about two miles from the Carter Center. Both the institute and Carter’s organization are affiliated with Emory University.Carter is the second-oldest living president, separated by just over 100 days in age from George H.W. Bush. Carter, the 39th president, served in the White House from 1977 to 1981.Since his presidency he has continued his humanitarian and human rights work through the Carter Center. It was for that work that he was awarded a Nobel Peace prize in 2000.For now, he noted that his cancer treatment will become his “top priority.”“The Carter Center is well prepared to continue on without any handicap,” Carter noted.Several members of Carter’s immediate family — his brother, two sisters, his mother and father — have all died from cancer.Beyond his international travel schedule, Carter and his wife of 69 years, Rosalynn, have maintained a life in Plains, Georgia, his hometown. He noted that he doesn’t expect cancer treatment to halt his usual contributions to his place of worship, Maranatha Baptist Church.“I plan to teach Sunday school this Sunday — and every Sunday as long as I’m physically and mentally able,” Carter said.He noted that the well wishes have poured in from President Barack Obama and the first family, as well as former presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and current Secretary of State John Kerry have also called to wish him well.“It’s the first time they’ve called me in a long time,” Carter joked.Carter spoke to a full room of journalists, reflecting on — and occasionally joking about — his legacy in the White House and as a global humanitarian.He called his work with the Carter Center “personally more gratifying” than his presidency, though he joked that he wished he might have been able to serve a second term and then engage in humanitarian work after leaving the White House.“I think I have been as blessed as any human being in the world,” Carter said. “So I’m thankful and hopeful.”© 2015, The Washington Post Facebook Comments President Carter, his family, and the @CarterCenter are all in our thoughts and prayers. #JimmyCarter pic.twitter.com/dTIndKTEWD— Emory University (@EmoryUniversity) August 20, 2015center_img Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said that the cancerdoctors discovered earlier this year, on his liver, has spread to his brain and that he will receive his first radiation treatment for the disease on Thursday afternoon.“I’m perfectly at ease with whatever comes,” Carter said at a news conference at the Carter Center in Atlanta.Carter, 90, said that doctors found “four spots of melanoma on my brain — small spots” after first discovering cancer during an Aug. 3 operation to remove a tumor from his liver.During that surgery, Carter said, doctors suspected that the cancer had originated in other parts of his body. They later discovered the melanoma spots, about “two millimeters” in size, on his brain.Doctors removed about one-tenth of his liver during the surgery, which he said healed quickly and left him with “minimal pain.”He will undergo four courses of radiation to treat the cancer in his brain.Carter said doctors will continue to scan his body for cancer, in an effort to determine where the melanoma originated.According to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, “one of the most common primary tumors to spread to the brain is malignant melanoma. In nearly 50 percent of people with melanoma that has metastasized, the disease can be found in the brain.”The center added that “the outlook for patients with brain metastases generally depends on the number, size, location, and origin of the primary tumor or tumors.”In May, during a trip to Guyana to monitor elections there, Carter fell ill with a “very bad cold” and returned to Atlanta early. Doctors performed a complete physical examination and found the tumor on his liver.By the end of June, doctors were certain that he would need to have an operation on his liver. But Carter delayed surgery in order to complete his book tour for his memoir published this year, “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety.”“The doctors told me that it was a very slow growing cancer, apparently it wouldn’t make any difference between the middle of July and August, so we scheduled it when I got through with the book tour,” Carter said.Carter said that an MRI scan the afternoon after the cancerous mass was removed from his liver revealed that melanoma had already spread to his brain.“I just thought I had a few weeks left,” he said during the news conference. “But I was surprisingly at ease — much more so than my wife was.”last_img read more