November 26

ISL’s Vision is to Develop a Vibrant Ecosystem for Football in the Country: Nita Ambani

first_imgNita Ambani, the chairperson of Indian Super League (ISL), shared her vision for India when it came to football and said that it was her dream to see India play at the FIFA World Cup. She was speaking at the Sports Business Summit in London, which is part of Leaders’ Week London 2019 event.Ambani shared with the gathering that seeing her son watch football matches waking up in the middle of the night made her realise the amount of interest and love the younger generation had for the ‘beautiful game’ and that is what made her feel that football had “a big opportunity in India”. “This motivated me to watch the Indian Super League for football in 2014. I’m pleased to share that in just 5 years, ISL has emerged as the third most watched league in India. ISL viewership for 2018-19 on TV alone was 168 million and digital viewership was over 12 million,” Ambani, who is also the founder and chairperson of Reliance Foundation, said.Reliance Foundation’s ISL started in 2014 with eight franchises based in Kolkata, Chennai, Kerala, Goa, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and the whole of NorthEast. Over the last five years of existence, the ISL has grown in stature. It was expanded to ten teams in the 2017-18 with Bengaluru FC, a former I-League club, and Jamshedout FC coming into the fold.From this season onwards, Delhi Dynamos and FC Pune City have been disbanded and Odisha FC and Hyderabad FC have been added as the league remains a 10-team affair. The league is all set to start from October 20.She attributed ISL’s advent to the success of the Indian national football team saying after 2014, India’s “FIFA ranking has shot up from 173 to 96.””It is now my dream to see India perform at the pinnacle of global football and qualify for the FIFA World Cup. This calls for the development of a vibrant ecosystem in the country – that is the vision of ISL.”Our grassroots programme in football has so far reached out to over 1.5 million children. Our youth sports programme for schools and colleges has reached out to 9 million children. The Reliance Foundation junior NBA program has reached out to 11 million children. Overall across all sports, Reliance Foundation has reached out to over 21.5 million children across the country. 10 years ago, it would have been unthinkable for Indian family to see football as a viable career option for their children. ISL has truly been a game changer for thousands of young Indian footballers,” Ambani added.Nita Ambani went on to announce two pilot project that the Reliance Foundation would take up under the aegis of ISL this year, starting November.”The children’s league, which is expected to reach out to over 40,00 children under the age of 12 in the next 3 years and the U-17 women’s football tournament – the first-ever women’s tournament – to scout for talent for India’s football team and this team will go on to represent India in the U-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup to be hosted in India in 2020,” Ambani announced.Disclaimer: Reliance Industries Ltd. is the sole beneficiary of Independent Media Trust which controls Network18 Media & Investments Ltd. Related StoriesNita Ambani Addresses Sports Business Summit in London, Highlights Rise of Sports in IndiaIndian Women Are Breaking Glass Ceiling in More and More Areas of Human Endeavour: Nita Ambani Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. footballindian footballindian super leagueisl First Published: October 8, 2019, 10:26 PM ISTlast_img read more

November 22

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur not ready to tolerate unfit, underperforming players

first_imgThe message is loud and clear from Pakistan’s head coach Mickey Arthur that he will not tolerate unfit and under-performing players in the national squad. He admitted that it was “very frustrating” to see Mohammad Irfan coming off the field after bowling five overs in Headingley.Irfan, who was a replacement for injured Mohammad Hafeez bowled only five overs and claimed two wickets in the fourth one-dayer against England before going off with cramps. Later, he was ruled out of for the rest of the series.”Irfan is not happy at all at the way the head coach insisted that he return to Pakistan after he limped off the field during the fourth ODI in England with a hamstring strain,” one well-placed source told PTI.The source said that Irfan, after returning to Lahore, had complained to some officials that he was not unfit and had only got a slight calf strain, and was fit a day after the fourth ODI at Manchester. (Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur issues warning to under-performing players)”Irfan claimed that he told the head coach that he was fit but was still told to return to Lahore and report at the national cricket academy and be 100 percent fit for the series against the West Indies,” the source disclosed.He said Irfan had even asked the team management and trainers to take his fitness test.”Irfan is unhappy because he feels that the coach did not take his word and trusted him on his fitness,” the source said.advertisementMillions of viewers saw Arthur getting angry and upset when Irfan came off the field with a hamstring or calf strain after bowling just five overs.CHANGING CULTURE”The head coach also didn’t support a move to allow Mohammad Hafeez to remain with the team after he was ruled out of the second ODI with a fitness issue,” the source said.In Hafeez’s case also Arthur had made it clear he would not allow unfit players to travel with the team. Hafeez also returned to Lahore and is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the NCA. (Mickey Arthur hopes not to get sacked as coach of Pakistan team)Arthur, who took charge of the Pakistan team, has apparently said at team meetings that no compromise would be made on fitness of any player and players need to start performing as per team plans and not play selfishly or individual innings.”In the past some players used to hide their fitness issues in conjunction with the PCB medical panel at the NCA and also by befriending the national team’s trainer or physio and remain with the team,” the source said.The culture, however, appears to be changing now as Arthur had brought in his own fielding coach Steve Rixon and physio/trainer Shane Hayes.The source informed that Arthur has conveyed his concern over the way Irfan was sent to England without first checking his fitness to chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and a senior board official.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

November 19

Rudiger slams ‘joke’ yellow for Bernard clash

first_imgChelsea defender Antonio Rudiger considers the yellow card he was shown after being headbutted by Everton midfielder Bernard to be “a joke”.The Germany international tangled with the Brazilian during a Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.Rudiger went down clutching his face after an incident involving Bernard, with the suggestion being that a man who is a full foot shorter than the Blues star had forced his head into that of an opponent. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! There did not appear to be too much in the confrontation but Rudiger remains adamant that he was an innocent victim in a clash which should have delivered one dismissal, rather than two bookings.He told reporters in the wake of a 0-0 draw in west London: “It’s annoying because I don’t even tackle someone, do something and I get booked for being head-butted. Sorry, but that’s a joke.“He [Bernard] was diving and I told him to stand up. Then he came with a lot of speed and hit me with his forehead, so for me to get a yellow card – to me that’s a joke.“The referee didn’t see anything. Perhaps it’s the fourth official who was outside [the pitch], maybe he said something to him [Kevin Friend] that I had provoked [Bernard] or something, but I just said, ‘Stand up’.“If there is VAR in England, then Bernard has a problem. He would be sent off.”With Everton allowed to keep 11 men on the field, Chelsea were unable to break the Toffees down and had to settle for a share of the spoils.A stalemate has stretched their unbeaten run in the Premier League to 12 games, allowing Maurizio Sarri to re-write the history books, but Rudiger claims little satisfaction has been taken from the result.He added: “I don’t feel happy because I wanted to win this game.“There was a game on last night [the Manchester derby] that’s maybe important to us. But we failed to do our own job.“If we don’t win these kind of games, we don’t need to look at City and Liverpool. Do we need to improve on getting three draws at home out of four? That’s clear.“We had a lot of chances we missed. But we were unlucky. We didn’t see much from Everton up front. It was more a game to be decided by one goal. They had some counter-attacks, but I never thought they would score.”last_img read more

November 18

Here is your horoscope for December 11, 2017

first_imgARIESYou are likely to be involved in a variety of activity, business expansion and new ventures. Avoid being laid back to achieve targets. There can be delay in practical matters and opposition in some relationships. Relationships become more meaningful. Lucky number 21. Colour blue.TAURUSYou establish authority at work and realize an important goal today. You stand up for fair play and rights and gain respect and admiration of people around you. You support people and causes with zeal. Don’t be afraid to use your position of power. Lucky number 3. Colour orange.GEMINIYou manage to come out of difficulties without being harmed in any way as ‘The Sun’ shines through the dark night of ‘The Moon’ today. Some interesting people are attracted to you. Personal relationships are sensitive and vulnerable, be gentle. Lucky number 18. Colour silver.CANCERYou tend to over indulge in food, drink or anything else today! Keep an eye on balance or there can be some health problems. You make decisions according to your preferences. The heart is in the right place but you need to give all relationships their due. Lucky number 7. Colour green.LEOBusiness opportunities and relationships develop with speed, demanding attention and clarity. There is growth in material aspects as commercial transactions and deals are concluded smoothly. Keep your business moving till you find an opportunity for change. Lucky number 3. Colour pink.VIRGOYou bring order in chaotic situations. You gain success, wealth and influence in professional aspects. Tender moments and special feelings are shared with your partner. Stay away from a prejudiced and covetous person in the family. Yoga is great for you. Lucky number 4. Colour saffron.advertisementLIBRAYou want to make some changes, which may involve giving up the past to make new beginnings today. You are likely to break away from limitations in professional and personal situations and opt for freedom. You touch higher levels of consciousness. Lucky number 12. Colour white.SCORPIOYou are full of new ideas, a force to reckon with at home and at work. A focused effort in any direction brings success today! Spending time in natural surroundings is therapeutic. Back off now and watch relationships take new direction and meaning. Lucky number 1. Colour green.SAGITTARIUSYou make unstable efforts to achieve your goals as you vacillate and find it hard to concentrate on priorities. When opposition at work or at home is too powerful, it is best to watch for a time before making your move. Make clear decisions. Lucky number 7. Colour blue.CAPRICORNThree golden Cups full of light bring happiness and fulfillment in personal relationships and family situations. A prestigious professional assignment is allotted to you. You are likely to specialize further and gain success in your field of activity. Lucky number 3. Colour red.AQUARIUSYou make a quality truce in an ongoing conflict, which has also been disturbing your inner peace. You and three others contribute in your own individual ways to a nucleus, which is productive. After a period of dispute there is peace as goodwill prevails. Lucky number 4. Colour red.PISCESWith mastery in your craft you integrate resources to achieve targets. You make a new deal or bag a contract. You are into sport, theater and travel today. Goodwill and friendship enhance your social standing. You communicate well and give good counsel. Lucky number 14. Colour blue.last_img read more

November 18

Looks Like Royal All-Star Game

first_imgNEW YORK — Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City’s Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game.Todd Frazier of the host Cincinnati Reds leapfrogged St. Louis’ Matt Carpenter and will be in the NL starting lineup for the July 14 game at Great American Ball Park.The voting results were announced July 5.AL champion Kansas City will be represented in the starting lineup by outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez and shortstop Alcides Escobar. Four players ties the AL record for fan-elected starters, achieved nine times previously.Eight Royals were on track to start in vote totals announced June 15, but first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and designated hitter Kendrys Morales also were overtaken.Seattle’s Nelson Cruz, suspended for the final 50 games of the 2013 season for violating baseball’s drug agreement, was elected to start for the second straight year. In the closest vote at any position, Cruz’s 10.6 million votes edged Morales’ 10.32 million.Toronto’s Josh Donaldson will start at third for the second straight year after receiving a record vote total of 14.09 million, topping Josh Hamilton’s 11.07 million in 2012.Washington outfielder Bryce Harper set a mark for NL players at 13.86 million, topping the previous record of 7.62 million set three years ago by San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, who was elected to start again this year.MLB said 620 million votes were cast, breaking the old mark of 391 million in 2012.At least two elected starters will miss the game because of injuries: Miami outfielder Giancarlo Stanton broke a hand on June 26 and Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera hurt his left calf July 3.In addition, the Cardinals’ Matt Holliday, who finished third among NL outfielders behind Harper and Stanton, has been sidelined since straining a quadriceps on June 8 and is uncertain when he will return.Each fan could cast up to 35 ballots in online voting. Pitchers and reserves will be announced July 6.Altuve overtuned a 232,000-vote deficit in totals announced Monday and finished with 9.63 million to top Inante, who was just shy of 9 million. Frazier trailed Carpenter by 63,000 at the start of the week but finished ahead by 2.1 million.Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout will make his fourth straight All-Star appearance after earning 14 million votes, the second-highest total.NL starters include Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, Miami second baseman Dee Gordon and St. Louis shortstop Jhonny Peralta, who also was suspended 50 games following MLB’s investigation of the Biogenesis of America clinic.(RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

November 17

‘Bharat Bandh’: Protestors carry out march in Noida

first_imgNoida (UP), Sep 6 (PTI) Scores of people Thursday protested amendments in the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and carried out a march demanding changes in the legislation.  The protestors, including representatives of some social and industry bodies, also handed over a memorandum of their demands to District Magistrate Brajesh Narayan Singh. The march began from the Noida Stadium with protestors, some of them sporting black bands on their arms, moved chanting slogans. The march culminated at the camp office of the district magistrate in Sector 27, amid beefed up security in the area. The participants in the march included people from the Noida Lok Manch, the Noida Entrepreneurs Association (NEA), the Brahman Samaj Seva Samiti, the Agarwal Mitra Mandal besides representatives of trade unions and resident welfare associations (RWAs). “The new law is being openly misused. Point in case is the episode of a retired Army colonel, where the misuse of law was evident and it is intolerable. The government should ensure changes in the law so that a majority of population is not victimised,” the memorandum stated. They demanded there should not be any arrest without a prior probe in any case related to the Act. In case the accusation is found false, legal proceedings must be initiated against the complainant, it said. The groups said they also opposed the reservation system on grounds of caste and religion and batted for a quota system based on economic status. “We hope and request that keeping in view the concerns you will take an appropriate action and not let the majority population become helpless which otherwise would be left to take some moves which might be detrimental to the law and order situation in the region,” the memorandum stated. advertisement Some organisations had given a call for ‘Bharat bandh’ Thursday against the SC/ST Amendment Bill passed in Parliament last month.  “The other community can get you jailed anytime and this march is to protest that. We want to tell the central government that please follow the guidelines of the Supreme Court on this issue. In the 2014 general election, it was our votes that brought you to power at the Centre but if you don’t reconsider this, your desire to retain power in 2019 may not be fulfilled, Vipin Kumar Malhan, President of the Noida Entrepreneurs Association (NEA) said. He said the city magistrate took the memorandum on behalf of the district magistrate and has assured forwarding it to the central government. “If our demands are not met, next we will gherao the local Member of Parliament (Mahesh Sharma) and if he doesn’t stand with us, then this public will also part ways with him in 2019 general election, Malhan said. We are not against the SC/ST Act in entirety but only against the draconian provisions like arrest without probe and no bail proposed in the law after the recent amendments, social activist and founder of Noida village residents welfare association Ranjan Tomar said. “The articles 14 and 21 of the Indian Constitution provide every citizen with the rights to liberty and freedom. When you arrest somebody without probe it is like snatching away their rights,” he argued. “No doubt atrocities continue to be committed on people from the SC/ST communities but there have been several instances of false accusations also. Arresting someone without probe and making such accusations non-bailable offence is unfair,” Tomar said. PTI KIS ADSADSlast_img read more

November 16

F1 finally admits concern over woman jailed for Bahrain Grand Prix protests

first_imgnews Share on Twitter Human rights Hanoi hosting the Vietnam Grand Prix fits the bill for F1’s owners During 2017 Formula One told human rights groups that “journalists and other commentators who wish to use the occasion of the [Bahrain] Grand Prix event to express their opinions peacefully will be able to do so without reprisal.”However, human rights groups say that this standard was not applied in the case of Yusef. They also say her ill-treatment is continuing in jail and that she was badly beaten in September as a reprisal for her case being raised in the British parliament. Since then she has also not been able to see her family.Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, the director of Bird, told the Guardian: “Formula One is in a position of power; failure to act means they are complicit to Najah’s suffering. Formula One must leverage the full weight of their authority to ensure their abusive business partner releases Najah immediately and unconditionally. If that requires cancelling the Bahrain Grand Prix in 2019, then so be it.”However the Bahrain government maintains Yusuf was jailed for “promoting and encouraging people to overthrow the political and social systems” between 2010 and 2017. And Fahad al-Binali, the first secretary at Bahrain’s ministry of foreign affairs, told the Guardian his country took allegations about Yusuf’s case and her ill-treatment seriously.“Najah Ahmed Yusuf’s complaint was submitted to the [Bahrain] independent ombudsman,” he said. “After investigating the complaint of alleged mistreatment, the case was referred to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU).“Najah Ahmed Yusuf’s conviction is a matter for Bahrain’s courts. All individuals in the Kingdom are guaranteed fair and equal treatment within the criminal justice system, with the right to legal representation at every stage and the opportunity to appeal court rulings through multiple channels.“In regard to peaceful protest, the rights to freedom of opinion and expression and to peaceful assembly are protected by Bahrain’s constitution. The government continues to uphold this right robustly and no one is detained for expressing their political views.” Share on LinkedIn Read more Support The Guardian Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Middle East and North Africa Share on Pinterest Formula One Topicscenter_img The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Share on WhatsApp In the court judgment against her it was noted that she had written “No to Formula races on occupied Bahraini land” and claimed that F1 coming to her country was “nothing more than a way for the [ruling] al-Khalifa family to whitewash their criminal record and gross human rights violations”. She also called for a “Freedom for the Formula Detainees” march to put the spotlight on protestors jailed for criticising the Bahrain Grand Prix.A week later Yusef was arrested. During her interrogation she claims she was beaten with shoes, groped and sexually assaulted. She also alleges that she was repeatedly asked: “How many times have boys ridden you?” before her questioner threatened to “ride” her several times. There was no lawyer present and Yusef says she was subsequently coerced into signing a pre-prepared confession which led to her being jailed in June.Human rights groups say they first alerted F1 to Yusuf’s plight in March. However they insist it was only after a letter from the Liberal Democrat peer Lord Scriven last week – followed up by another one from the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (Bird) – that F1 chiefs acknowledged their concerns about the Bahraini court’s judgment against Ms Yusuf.“We are concerned by the citation in the court judgment of Ms Yusuf’s comment opposing the staging of the 2017 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix,” Sacha Woodward Hill, general counsel for F1, told Scriven and Bird. “And we have raised our concerns with our counterparts in Bahrain, as part of our ongoing enquiries.“Formula One is committed to respecting internationally recognised human rights in its operations globally. As part of our commitment we expect that commentators who may wish to use the occasion of a Formula One grand prix event to express opinions peacefully will be able to do so without punitive action, before, during or after the event.”The Bahrain Grand Prix has had a troubled past, with the race being cancelled in 2011 after human rights protests in the country while in 2012 the race went ahead despite tens of thousands of anti-government protesters flooding a major highway to demand it was cancelled. It remains a flashpoint in the country. Formula One chiefs have admitted for the first time that they are “concerned” that an activist who protested against the Bahrain Grand Prix on Facebook was jailed for three years by the country’s authorities.F1 has traditionally been reluctant to intervene on politics and human rights cases but has made a rare exception in the case of Najah Ahmed Yusuf, who claims she was beaten, sexually abused and imprisoned following a series of posts in April 2017 that were critical of the race and the regime. Bahrain Share via Email Motor sport Since you’re here… Share on Messenger Read more Giles Richards Reuse this contentlast_img read more

October 24

A Beginner’s Guide To Dry Denim

first_img It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt Naked & Famous – $155 A.P.C. – $97 In recent years, dry denim has become a popular alternative to the tried-and-true blue jean. The treatment, also sometimes called raw denim, leaves jeans with a rich indigo hue as they come to the buyer without any sort of traditional pre-wash. What this means for the customer is that it will be up to them to clean their jeans for the first time and to decide just exactly how they want them to look. A heavier wash, for example, will give the denim a classic faded look while a light wash (or skipping the suds altogether) will retain the darker blue. While this customization is an exciting hallmark of the fabric, it can feel intimidating, time-consuming and even a little scary for first-time buyers. To help you get started on your own dry denim journey, check out our tips below. Prepare For ShrinkageSince dry denim is coming to you unwashed, it’s definitely going to shrink some whenever it goes in for its inaugural spin in the washing machine. While there’s no way around this shrinkage, there is a way to combat against the worst of it. When shopping for raw denim, make sure to keep an eye out for jeans that have gone through “sanforization,” which is essentially a process of stretching and heating the jeans so they won’t shrink as much in the first wash. The Unbranded Brand UB101 Skinny Fit Raw Selvedge Jeans/NordstromPick The Right Size Knowing that a pair of raw denim jeans is going to change overtime, it’s important to select the right size when making a purchase. Keep in mind that with stretching and shrinking, the fit could shift by up to an inch or an inch and a half over the course of a few washes. So when you try on your new jeans for the first time, make sure they’re snug at the waist and especially so around the butt and hips. Ensure ComfortGiven the nature of how they’re developed, raw denim jeans have a tendency to be less soft than their more traditional counterparts. However, this doesn’t mean that you’ll have to totally sacrifice comfort for style. When scoping out dry denim, check to see what kind of yarn’s been used. Jeans stitched with “open-end yarn” tend to be stiffer while those constructed with “ring-spun yarn” are usually softer to the touch. Get The GoodsUnbranded – $82 Editors’ Recommendations Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier center_img Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. A Guide to Raw Denim Jean Selection and Care How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Enslaved – $54last_img read more

October 24

ABS Issues Guide for LNG Fuel Ready Vessels

first_imgzoom The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has published the ABS Guide for LNG Fuel Ready Vessels to support members and clients in preparing newbuildings for future conversion to gas propulsion.The Guide formalizes the process for clients who wish to plan for conversion to LNG fuel at a future date by providing a detailed review and approval and an associated class notation.“ABS is a leader in LNG as fuel, with a number of newbuilding and conversion projects in progress, and there is strong interest in preparing for a future in which LNG takes a bigger role,” says ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki. “The Guide for LNG Fuel Ready Vessels draws on our practical experience by providing a detailed approval process and a notation that clarifies the extent to which a vessel is LNG Fuel Ready.”The Guide includes a basic level of Concept Design Approval, with a design review for approval in principle (AIP), and two optional levels for general design approval and installed equipment, which constitute a complete review and survey of the system to be installed on the ship.The first optional level is a General Design Review that allows an owner to approach a shipyard with a reviewed design package for the gas-fueled system at the time of conversion.The second optional level is Detail Design Approval and Installation which constitutes a complete design review and survey of a system that will be installed on the LNG ready ship in accordance with the ABS Guide for Propulsion and Auxiliary Systems for Gas Fueled Ships.The first level provides an AIP and a descriptive note in the ABS Record, the second level a Statement of Compliance with a descriptive note listing the parts of the system that have been reviewed. The third level results in an LNG Fuel Ready class notation for the parts of the system that have been installed, confirming that the fuel system is in full compliance with the ABS Guide to Gas Fueled Ships at the time of the newbuilding contract.“The projects ABS has already worked on demonstrate the variability from the designer’s and owner’s perspective of the requirements associated with the term LNG Ready,” says ABS Vice President of Global Gas Solutions Patrick Janssens. “Rather than rely solely on current notations and descriptive notes to express to what extent a ship is LNG ready, the ABS Guide and notation are powerful tools that go beyond the basics to help clients specify work to be done in the construction phase and when they are ready to convert.”last_img read more

October 22

Traffic Advisory Halifax Regional Municipality

first_imgHALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 224 Route 224 will have a one-lane closure for asphalt recycling between Upper Musquodoboit and Sheet Harbour from Burkes Lake to Rock Brook from Wednesday, July 4, to Saturday, July 14. A pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Work may also be required for Saturday. -30- Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 Fax: 902-827-5190last_img

October 16

Live Nation And The American Cancer Society Join Once Again To Raise

first_imgFrom now until Friday, Oct. 31, Live Nation Entertainment will work once again with the American Cancer Society to promote awareness about cancer issues and raise much-needed funds for the fight against cancer.For every $50 that fans donate through and, they will receive a tm ticket cash code, redeemable for $10 off future ticket purchase for select sports, music and theater events.“Together with the American Cancer Society, we are pleased to offer our fans this token of appreciation for taking part in the fight against cancer,” said Jared Smith, president of Ticketmaster North America. “Their generous donations will enable, our partner, the American Cancer Society, to continue the critical work that it has done for more than a century, which is truly a win-win for everyone.”“Countless friends and loved ones continue to hear the words ‘you have cancer’, but with the contributions of Live Nation fans across the world we will save more lives and change the course of the disease,” said Lin Mac Master, chief revenue, marketing and communications officer for the American Cancer Society. “Partnerships like this are essential to our life-saving work and will help finish the fight against cancer.”Fans who contribute will receive a one-time voucher code, applicable for $10 off their final ticket purchase for select events on and Fans can donate to the American Cancer Society at and receive one code per transaction. Code has set expiration date of December 31, 2014 and is redeemable online via more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been leading the way to transform cancer from deadly to preventable. Its work spans nationally and internationally, and includes funding cancer research, providing public education, advocating local, state and federal government, and offering free service programs to cancer patients and caregivers.Ticketmaster and the American Cancer Society have collaborated together since 2012, including on two National Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaigns and on an October 2013 fundraising project with the National Football League.Additional collaborations between the two organizations will be announced in the upcoming months.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

October 15

Yahoo confirms massive data breach affecting 500 million accounts

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment At the time of the break-in, Yahoo’s security team was led by Alex Stamos, a respected industry executive who left last year to take a similar job at Facebook.Yahoo didn’t explain what took so long to uncover a breach that it blamed on a “state-sponsored actor” — parlance for a hacker working on behalf of a foreign government. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company declined to explain how it reached its conclusions about the attack, but said it is working with the FBI and other law enforcement as part of its ongoing investigation. Advertisement Login/Register With: Computer hackers swiped personal information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts in what is believed to be the biggest digital break-in at an email provider.The massive security breakdown disclosed Thursday poses new headaches for Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer as she scrambles to close a $4.8 billion (U.S.) sale to Verizon Communication.The breach Thursday dates back to late 2014, raising questions about the checks and balances within Yahoo, a fallen Internet star that has been laying off staff to counter a steep drop in revenue during the past eight years. Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

October 13

Northern Lights Festival

first_imgSix teams of internationally acclaimed Ice Carvers will be entering their sculptures, into this competition. A secondary ice carving event, with smaller entries, consisting of 12 competitors over the 1-day event.The World’s Largest SnowmanThe Guinness Book of World Records will be in attendance of the world’s largest snowman, estimated 130 ft tall, 45 ft wide at the base, complete with a scarf that’s over 100ft long!The Fort Nelson Trappers Rendezvous FORT NELSON, B.C. – Is hosting the Northern Lights Festival March 9th – 23rd, 2019, encouraging visitors to celebrate and experience the area with music to events that showcase the beauty and nature of Fort Nelson.The Festival brings the entire community together and will offer a variety of experiences to share the beauty of the north such as snowmobiling, building snowmen and a visit to Liard Hot Springs.The headliners for the festival are; The annual event, in collaboration with the Northern Lights Festival, promises to be like no other ever seen in the small northern community. The community event started in 1961 by the Lions Club.Northern Lights Canadian Open Sled Dog ChampionshipDowntown Fort Nelson, the race will take place on 50th Street, starting at the east end of town, racing along the road, out onto the Alaska Hwy, and back again.First Nations Handgames TournamentHandgames, a traditional Dene game of sport and skill, provides an opportunity for men and boys to practice and sharpen their abilities of detection, focus, and intuition, which benefits their traditional responsibilities to provide and protect.For more information on the Northern Lights Festival; CLICK HEREcenter_img Bringing Canada’s Best Artists under the Northern LightsThe diverse selection of Canadian musical talent that will be featured at different venues around town will be a highlight of this event.For a list of attending artists; CLICK HERESeed to Seal Harvest ExperienceThis Seed to Seal harvest experience is something that people come from all over the world to see. In the past, it has only been open to 16 people a week, for 6 weeks out of the year. This is a hands-on emersion into the making of Essential Oils, see how we use every part of the plant to create the only Northern Lights Oil on the planet.Ice Sculptinglast_img read more

October 7

Council approves encroachment to allow for portico

This photo shows the former Queen’s Hotel in downtown Simcoe back in the day when the historic structure featured a post-supported portico on the Robinson Street-side of the building. This artist’s conception illustrates what Dundas developers Ken and Kevin Vanderlaan intend to build at the corner of Robinson Street and Talbot Street South in Simcoe. Their plan for the $1.8 million re-development includes a portico over Robinson Street similar to what was featured at the former Queen’s Hotel in the 1800s. “The encroachment agreement will be registered on the title of the property to protect the future interests of the county and to advise future owners of the property.“The landowner is required to maintain property insurance on a replacement-cost basis for any property and building(s) against fire and other such perils including liability in the amount of $2 million per each occurrence and to provide the (county) with a certificate of insurance at each annual renewal.”In the name of downtown rejuvenation, Norfolk has approved a number of exceptions for the building slated to go in this location. This includes street-level apartments. Vanderlaan’s C.S. Ltd. / Graphic The plan also calls for the construction of a street-level financial services office.The derelict structure at this location was demolished two weeks ago. Total estimated value of the pending construction is $1.8 million. The Vanderlaans continue to work with county planners on their proposal and have not provided a time line for Norfolk County / Photo Norfolk County normally doesn’t welcome encroachments on municipal property.Encroachments can impair county services while inconveniencing the public. Left unchecked, encroachments can also raise liability concerns.However, Norfolk is making an exception for the re-development of the former Maliboo property in downtown Simcoe. It is doing so in the name of local heritage.Tuesday, Norfolk council approved an encroachment agreement with developers from Dundas who plan to build a replica of the former Queen’s Hotel that stood on the corner of Robinson and Talbot Street South in the 1800s.The original design included a post-supported portico on Robinson Street facing north. To include this feature in the project, developers Ken and Kevin Vanderlaan needed the county’s permission to anchor it over the sidewalk.“The portico will be located on the site in an area that does not interfere with the existing services or existing traffic movement on Robinson Street,” county employee Kristen Demeulemeester said in a report to council. read more

October 3

Borders budgetry and Islamophobia how politics touched Canadians this week

Borders, budgetry and Islamophobia: how politics touched Canadians this week by Heather Scoffield, Ottawa Bureau Chief, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 17, 2017 2:30 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 18, 2017 at 5:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – What, exactly, does “tweak” mean?The question consumed political Ottawa for days after Donald Trump, in a joint press conference Monday with Justin Trudeau, publicly stated he wants to “be tweaking” the U.S. trade relationship with Canada when it comes to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.The dictionary says “tweak” means “to make fine adjustments.”But where Trump is concerned, “tweak” could well mean throwing into question Canada’s regime for dairy, lumber and any number of carefully managed trade provisions that support Canadian business, the Conservatives warn.Canada’s ambassador to the United States, for his part, says it is difficult to know what to make of the phrase, because he has no one in authority to talk to: the key NAFTA players in Washington have yet to be fully confirmed.Semantics aside, the Trump-Trudeau meetings may have a concrete impact on how the border works. The week was also notable for news on infrastructure spending, appreciation of women in the economy and attempts to deal with troubling racist undercurrents in Canadian society.Here’s how politics touched us this week:THE BORDERThe Trump-Trudeau tete-a-tete produced a lengthy joint declaration that was short on details but long on aspirations — allowing the Trudeau contingent to declare the summit a success amid overwhelming uncertainty surrounding the Trump administration’s intentions.One area of the declaration went beyond hope and pointed to material progress: improved preclearance of people and goods going back and forth the Canada-U.S. border.For now, travellers flying to American cities through eight major Canadian airports can clear customs in Canada before they leave, cutting down on time and hassle. Passenger pre-clearance is on deck for the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport, as well as for rail service in Montreal and Vancouver.On Monday, Canada and the U.S. agreed to bring traveller preclearance to other as-yet-unnamed locations too. The countries also agreed to some preclearing of cargo on a pilot-project basis.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says he will follow up with bilateral meetings soon.WOMEN, BRIDGES AND BUDGETRYThe latest edition of the supplementary estimates revealed this week that the government won’t be able to hand out $828 million that was budgeted for infrastructure this year — a quarter of the allotted spending, and a recurring problem that most governments struggle with. The problem this time is that the Liberals are dependent on that money to spur growth in the economy, in turn delivering higher tax revenues back to the government to fund their future ambitions.At the same time, the Finance Department is creeping ahead with a promise to incorporate gender analysis into its decision-making. It met recently with experts on evaluating how fiscal policies affect females — a “subgroup,” according to Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier — differently than males.What happens when the two initiatives meet and officials need to grapple with the number of jobs created in the male-dominated construction industry? Will tweaking be required? Will the emphasis be put on the fact that women use bridges too? Or will the pace of the infrastructure spending speed up just as the gender analysis slows down so that the two never directly meet?ISLAMOPHOBIAIn the wake of the Quebec City shooting of six people at a mosque last month, goodwill poured out across the country for the Muslim community and, amidst the sorrow and horror around the massacre, there was a widespread hope that the violence would jar Canadian society into some kind of post-racist tolerance.But then came this week in Ottawa. A motion put forward by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid of Mississauga, Ont., called on parliamentarians to condemn and confront Islamophobia. In the overcharged atmosphere of partisanship in the House of Commons, sensitivities spilling over into Canada from the United States, and a Conservative leadership race that dips now and then into identity politics, the motion has now become toxic.Conservatives have put forward their own motion that targets racism but not specifically Islamophobia; the Liberals are determined to show them up and are pushing their original motion unconditionally; Conservative leadership candidates are divided; and Khalid has become the victim of anti-Muslim vitriol.So much for tolerance rising from the ashes. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick read more

October 2

Exercise research impacts Canadas older generation

Kimberley Gammage, left, leads a test subject during her research into exercise environments and older adults.Niagara has one of the oldest populations in Canada, and that fits the research of Kimberley Gammage just fine. The associate professor in Physical Education and Kinesiology is studying how exercise environments impact older adults.Gammage, along with Allan Adkin and Panagiota Klentrou, is studying how the social and physical environments of exercise affect balance outcomes, body image, and anxiety levels in older adults. The gym can be an intimidating place, but getting stronger isn’t always measured by how much you can lift, or how long you can ride a bike. The psychological and physical environments of exercise affect outcomes as well, Gammage said.With the study, Gammage’s team tests subjects aged 60 to 90 years old. It involves a 12-week period of exercise, which includes cardiovascular, strength, flexibility and balance training. Many outcomes are assessed, including psychological variables such as body image and confidence, as well as physical outcomes like strength and balance improvement.Gammage’s passion for the research stems from her days as a fitness instructor. Her research is used to help understand exercise motivation and patterns that will encourage exercise for life. This includes exercise as an older adult.Exercise helps older adults on multiple levels, she said.“There are huge benefits for older adults above the physical improvement, including independence, increased confidence, enhanced mobility and being ready for life’s challenges,” she said.Many participants stay long after testing as has finished and develop regular exercise routines. By identifying the physical and social factors that affect exercise for older adults, researchers can better identify why they stop exercising. It will also tell us more about how to motivate older adults to incorporate exercise in their daily routines.Undergraduate and graduate students volunteer their time to supervise and conduct testing.To find out more, or to volunteer, email kgammage@brocku.caLink:• Physical Education and Kinesiology read more

October 2

Brock part of international project commemorating heroes of First World War

For 12 hours each day for 61 days, the names of those killed in the final year of the First World War will scroll across video screens in Niagara and around the world. Sadly, it will take from now until Remembrance Day to recognize the more than one million men and women killed on both sides of the conflict between 1914 and 1918. This November marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, and Brock University is involved in The World Remembers, a Canadian-led international project to commemorate those killed during the war and those who died of their injuries in the years that followed.On Wednesday, Sept. 12, the names of the dead from 16 nations on both sides of the conflict started appearing on four screens in Niagara, as well as across Canada, the U.S., Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Each name will appear on a precise day, hour and minute.The multiple sites allow as many students, staff, faculty and members of the Niagara community as possible to participate in this shared commemoration, says Elizabeth Vlossak, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.“The displays become destinations as people make their way to the nearest location to view the names of lost relatives or family friends,” she says. “But the displays also disrupt public spaces, as we witness and remember the more than one million men and women who died in the war.”R. H. Thompson, co-producer of The World Remembers says “memory is part of what makes us human.”“It is an opportunity to honour the diversity of Canadians caught up in the First World War.”The names will run for more than 12 hours each day until Remembrance Day. Additional information and the specific schedule can be found on The World Remembers website.Additional information is available at each site in Niagara covering topics such as the experiences of Indigenous people and ethnic minorities in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, the impact of war on mental health and the role of music in the First World War.The local installation was initiated by Jim Doherty, President of the Niagara Military Museum, who was inspired by The World Remembers’ earlier projects. Doherty brought the idea to The History Lab collaborators, Associate Professors in the Department of History Elizabeth Vlossak and Maria del Carmen Suescun Pozas.Four locations have been chosen for the display. At Brock, the names can be seen in the Matheson Learning Commons and in the library of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. The Niagara Falls Public Library is also hosting the display at their Victoria Avenue and MacBain Community Centre branches.“We are so pleased to be a part of this project, especially at this time of year when we formally honour and remember our veterans,” says Alicia Subnaik Kilgour, CEO and Chief Librarian at Niagara Falls Public Library. “This is such a thoughtful way to commemorate and remember the sacrifices made by some of our Canadian veterans from the First World War.”The presentation is a collaboration between the History Lab, Niagara Falls Public Library, the Department of History, the Centre for Canadian Studies, the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts and Brock’s Marketing and Communications department.The final name in the display will appear at sunset on Nov. 11 and a special commemoration event is being planned.What: The World RemembersWhere: Matheson Learning Commons and the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University; Niagara Falls Public Library Victoria Avenue and MacBain Community Centre branchesWhen: Daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Nov. 11 read more

September 22

SEHA GSS with 10 teams in season 20142015 – Veszprem IN Lovcen

← Previous Story Battle for VELUX EHF CL 2014/2015: SEHA warriors in Meshkov, Hard VS Porto Next Story → Hans Lindberg is close to leave Hamburg gazprom handballSEHA handball leagueSEHA league SEHA Gazprom South Stream League will have 10 teams in upcoming season same as in the last one. The only change in the list of participants are linked with joining of Hungarian MVM MKB Veszprem, while Montenegro will lost place since RK LOvcen Cetinje didn’t meet the standards of the competition. This was confirmed by SEHA president Mihajlo Mihajlovski in an interview for GSS teams in season 2014/2015:MKB-MVM Veszprém, RK Vardar Skopje, RK Metalurg Skopje, RK CO Zagreb, RK Nexe, HC Meshkov Brest, Tatran Presov, RK Vojvodina, RK Radnicki, RK Borac Banja Luka read more