India Holds First Position in Receiving Remittances Worth $80 Billion Says World Bank

first_imgWorld Bank in a report notified India to remain at the top position as the beneficiary of recieving remittances worth $80 billion from the Indians living abroad.After India, comes China (USD 67 billion), Mexico the Philippines (USD 34 billion each) and Egypt (USD 26 billion), according to the global lender. Read it at Catch News Related Itemslast_img

London Olympics: Saina Nehwal wins against Sabrina Jaquet in badminton opener

first_imgIndia’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal made a rousing start to her bid for an Olympic medal as she beat Swiss Sabrina Jaquet in straight games in women’s singles group stage opening match on Sunday. The world number five Saina was too good for the 65th ranked Sabrina as she took just 22 minutes to complete a 21-9 21-4 victory at the Wembley arena.Sabrina, who had qualified for the Games by reaching the quarter finals of the 2012 European Championship in Karlskrona, Sweden, could not provide any resistance to Saina, who launched her campaign on a dominating note.The 22-year-old Indian, who came into the tournament after winning the Thailand Grand Prix Gold and Indonesian Super Series Premium last month, took 12 minutes to wrap up the first game, before sealing the issue in her favour by winning the second game in just 10 minutes.Such was the domination of the Indian that Sabrina was reduced to a bystander as the Indian kept lapping up her points in quick succession. The girl from Hyderabad led by a massive 12 and 17 points in the first and second game respectively.Saina, who had reached the quarterfinals in her Olympic debut at the Beijing Games four years ago, will take on Lianne Tan of Belgium in another group E match on Monday.last_img read more

Fred reveals Arsenal legends were his PL heroes

first_imgManchester United midfielder Fred has revealed that Thierry Henry and Gilberto Silva were among his Premier League heroes in his younger years.The Brazil international joined the Old Trafford club in the close season from Shakhtar Donetsk, scoring one goal in his first seven appearances.The 25-year-old has been left out of the starting XI in each of United’s last four matches, however, as Jose Mourinho’s side struggle for consistency at the start of the season. 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! And Fred admits that he was always keeping a close eye on developments in England’s top flight as a youngster, revealing that two former Arsenal stars were players he particularly admired.”I always watched a lot of English football. It has always been really strong,” he told United’s official club website . “I used to watch United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal, when Gilberto Silva used to play there. I have many idols like Gilberto, Thierry Henry, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes – many great players that have been here as well.”Fred spent five years in Ukraine with Shakhtar before his switch to United, and although his new surroundings are vastly different, he is adapting to the language and is happy to have Portuguese and Spanish-speaking team-mates.”I managed to do some classes in Ukraine but people there didn’t really speak English,” he added. “They spoke Russian so that’s what I learned there.”I didn’t get to practice much English but now I’m here and I’m going to classes. I want to learn as quickly as possible because I know it will help me to integrate and adapt here.”I already know a lot of sentences, many words – ‘How are you?’ – I know how to communicate. I’m studying, so hopefully I will be better in no time.”My wife talks a lot with Fernandinho and Ederson’s wives. For the players, the fixtures and training schedules are very different so we end up not having time.”I hang out more with the United squad – Andreas Pereira and the players who speak Spanish. Even those who speak English. We meet after work to play video games and have dinner. It is important for the team. Paul Pogba, Andreas, Eric Bailly… we are close friends.”last_img read more

Malaysian teen kills herself after Instagram poll

first_imgA 16 year-old girl has killed herself in Malaysia, after posting a poll on her Instagram account asking followers if she should die or not, and 69 per cent of responders voting that she should, the media reported on Wednesday.Police in the state of Sarawak said the victim posted the poll on the photo-sharing app with the message: “Really Important, Help Me Choose D/L”. After most responders voted for “death”, she killed herself, the Guardian reported.Her death prompted a lawyer to suggest that those who voted for her to die could be guilty of abetting suicide.Ramkarpal Singh, a lawyer and MP in the state of Penang, said: “Would the girl still be alive today if the majority of netizens on her Instagram account discouraged her from taking her own life? Would she have heeded the advice of netizens to seek professional help had they done so? “Did the encouragement of those netizens actually influence her decision to take her own life? Since attempted suicide is an offence in this country, it follows that abetting one to attempt suicide may be, too.”Malaysia’s youth and sports minister, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, said the tragedy highlighted the need for national-level discussions about mental health in the country.In February, Instagram announced that it will launch “sensitivity screens” to block images of self-harm.The move followed the death of British teenager Molly Russell, 14, whose parents believe saw images of suicide and self-harm on the app before she took her own life in 2017.advertisementlast_img read more

Madrid, La Liga appeal led Trippier to Atletico

first_imgKieran Trippier says he had no hesitation about leaving Tottenham for Atletico Madrid because of his long-held ambition to play abroad.The right-back signed a three-year contract in the Spanish capital on Wednesday, bringing an end to his four-season stint at Spurs.Serie A side Napoli expressed interest before Atleti swooped on their replacement for Juanfran, who left the club on a free transfer at the end of June. Article continues below 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? Trippier, 28, has the chance to rediscover the form that eluded him last season as he forges a place in Diego Simeone’s notoriously mean defence.”The Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world, but I didn’t think twice when Atletico were interested,” Trippier said at Thursday’s presentation.”It’s a great opportunity to come and live in Madrid. Not many British players come abroad, but I always wanted to play abroad, especially in La Liga, since I was young.”I’m looking forward to learning the language straight away, which is my first priority. The quicker I can do that, communicate with my coach and team-mates, the better.”I want to enjoy playing for Atletico and living in Madrid.”Trippier greeted the local media moments after Atletico sealed the signing of another defender, centre-back Mario Hermoso.The Spain international, formerly of rivals Real Madrid, arrives from Espanyol in a €29 million (£26m/$33m) deal.If starting his career across town does not attach enough pressure, Hermoso also has the unenviable task of trying to plug the gap left by Diego Godin’s departure for Inter.”It’s a beautiful, important challenge,” the 24-year-old said.”Diego has been a symbol for the club. What better way to continue making history. I hope to continue that line.”Atletico have gone through a summer of change, which has seen mainstays Antoine Griezmann, Diego Godin, Lucas Hernandez and Juanfran depart, but Joao Felix, Trippier, Hermoso, Hector Herrera and Marcos Llorente among those who have arrived.The club will face Numancia in a friendly Saturday before playing their International Champions Cup slate against Chivas and local rivals Real Madrid, and a match against the MLS All-Stars to close out July.last_img read more

Woodlot Owners of the Year

first_imgTom and Lori Miller of Greenhill, Pictou Co., have been chosen as the 2005 Nova Scotia woodlot owners of the year. The Millers were selected as the provincial winners from regional winners in central, eastern and western Nova Scotia. “With much of Nova Scotia’s woodland owned and managed by small landowners, this award recognizes their efforts and their outstanding stewardship,” said Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt. “Nova Scotia’s woodlot owners invest their own time and money into managing their properties. Their work is essential for the province’s sustainable forests and the economic viability of our forestry industry.” The Millers have two woodlots, one in Greenhill, the other in Earltown, Colchester Co. Mr. and Mrs. Miller were selected for their approach to sustainable management, including annual harvest limits, protected areas, improving wildlife habitat, and working to restore the woodlands to naturally occurring Acadian forest types. The Millers received this award for their strong commitment to good forest management. They have taken the extra step to become certified in sustainable forest management — an internationally recognized certification system — by the Forest Stewardship Council. The 2005 Woodlot Owner of the Year Award will be presented to the Millers during a public field day to be held on their woodlot on Saturday, Oct. 1. “From listening to Tom speak about his activity and his objectives for his woodlands, it is easy to see his passion and love for what he does. Other woodlot owners will greatly enjoy seeing what the Millers have done on their property and hearing about their future plans at the fall field day,” said Don Cameron, a regional forester with the Department of Natural Resources. The other regional winners were Dwight Sanders of New Ross, Lunenburg Co. for the western region, and Jeremy Frith of North River, Victoria Co. for the eastern region. Field days will be held on Mr. Frith’s woodlot on Saturday, Sept. 10 and on Mr. Sander’s woodlot on Saturday, Sept. 17. The field day on Mr. Sander’s woodlot will be held in conjunction with the Lunenburg County Christmas Tree Producers’ Association annual trade show. This is the 16th year for this award, which recognizes landowners who carry out sustainable woodland management. This award also increases public awareness of the importance of private woodlands in Nova Scotia. Woodland owners are evaluated on their efforts and commitment to setting and meeting sustainable goals for their land. Nova Scotia residents are eligible if they own between 20 to 800 hectares (50 to 2,000 acres) of woodland in the province. Nominations are accepted at Department of Natural Resources offices until March 31st of each year.last_img read more

Bids open to develop Rs 15754cr Jewar airport

first_imgGreater Noida: The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA), on Thursday, floated global bidding for the development of international airport to be constructed at Jewar. Officials said that the commuters may catch first flight from Jewar airport by 2023.Arun Vir Singh, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), YEIDA, told reporters that the bidding process for Jewar Airport is now open and the last date of receiving the e-queries will be July 1. The bids can be submitted by October 30 while the opening of technical and financial bid will take place on November 6 and November 29 respectively. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagar”The nodal body for Jewar Airport, Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL) has issued the Global E-Tender for selection of Concessionaire of the Jewar Airport. A single Bid process and QCBS method will be followed to select the developer. NIAL will be the golden shareholder in the project and will have VETO power in making key decisions,” said YEIDA CEO Singh. Further providing details on the project, Singh said that the construction work will be completed in four phases starting from two runways which will be extended to six runways in upcoming years. The authority has appointed Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) to study and prepare the feasibility report for additional four runways. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot Finance”The development work in first phase will cover a total of 1334 hectare land while the airport will have two runways in initial phase which will be extended to six runways. The airport will cater a capacity of 12 million passengers in first phase which will gradually increase to 70 million by the fourth phase construction. The total cost of the airport project, which is expected to be one of the biggest in country, will be Rs 15,754 crores and is likely to be operational by 2023,” added Singh. Apart from this, YEIDA also launched an official website http://nialjewar.com and twitter handle @nialjewar where all the required information for the airport project can be accessed. Several decisions were taken in YEIDA’s 65th board meeting held on Thursday. Among the other major decisions taken by the board were development of rural sector and Metro connectivity to the airport. “The board cleared construction of a twin elevated Metro corridor for Jewar from Knowledge Park 2 in Greater Noida. For fiscal year 2019-20, a budget allocation of Rs 3,684 crore has been cleared out of which Rs 500 crore has been sanctioned for the Metro project to Jewar airport while Rs 425 crore has been allotted for the development of airport project. We have also decided to spend Rs 103 crore on rural development beginning with smart village scheme where Rs 84 crore has been allotted for the development of 10 villages” said Singh. Among the other decisions taken were, the board has revised land rates from 6 to 8% across residential, group housing, institutional and industrial properties. The board has also brought a re-schedule plan for Jaypee owned SEZ Formula One land to pay debts of Rs 220 crores.last_img read more

Over 30 Mohalla Clinics to be open for 12 hrs say sources

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi government has decided to make a list of more than 30 Mohalla Clinics across the city which would be open for 12 hours. Nearly 36 Mohallah Clinics has been decided as per sources which would provide the extended period of OPD service. Earlier, all the Mohalla Clinics worked only for eight hours. “This is a decision which was taken keeping in mind the necessity of the Mohalla Clinics. Now more people are coming to the clinics and the extended time will help the doctors to provide better health facility,” said an official. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to sources all the Chief District Medical Officers were asked to send their recommendations for appointment of doctors in these clinics and to ensure adequate stock of medicines. There are 204 Mohalla Clinics which offer primary healthcare facilities, besides providing nine essential medicines and 212 tests free of cost to beneficiaries. Meanwhile, the Delhi government is all set to launch more than 100 Mohalla Clinics by next month, said the sources in the government. All these clinics are mostly ready for the use and now the government is working on the appointment of doctors on these clinics and also some last-minute infrastructural work is going on. “Most of these Mohalla Clinics are fully ready. The Public Works Department is working on the last minute setting of furniture in these clinics. The work of appointment of doctors are also going on,” said a senior official. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsAccording to the officials, most of these clinics are built in both government lands and rented lands. “The government has now decided to rent private lands because the projects got delayed due to the availability of the lands. Now after the decision of taking lands in rent, the work progress is going fast,” said the official. After lots of tussle with the DDA, the Delhi government has decided to take semi-commercial spaces on rent to make Mohalla Clinics. By November the Delhi government to make 500 more Mohalla Clinics said the sources in the Delhi government. In an urgent meeting with the Health Minister, the department took the decision. Sources in the Delhi government also said that next week the department is likely to inaugurate nine Mohalla Clinics at various places across Delhi.last_img read more

Exjudge who advised Forces on sex assaults says reforms slow

first_imgOTTAWA — Former Supreme Court justice Marie Deschamps says the Canadian military has been slow to change its highly sexualized culture.Testifying to the House of Commons defence committee, she said victims of sexual aggression in the ranks aren’t served well by the military’s complaints process.Deschamps led a report on sexual misconduct in the military in 2015.She told the committee the “duty to report,” which compels service members to report criminal behaviour and trigger a formal process, does not support the needs of victims.Her comments echo the findings of a fall report by the auditor general.Defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance defended the practice last month but said officials were looking at ways to empower and support victims.The Canadian Presslast_img

Lok Sabha elections this time will bring mahaparivartan Akhilesh Yadav

first_imgDeoband (UP): Accusing the BJP-led NDA government of creating more rifts in the society than the British during colonial rule, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav Sunday said this time, the Lok Sabha elections are to bring a “mahaparivartan”. Kicking off a joint campaign of the SP-BSP-RLD alliance here in western Uttar Pradesh, Yadav asked the BJP leaders to resolve not to lie during the auspicious occasion of ‘Navaratri’. Referring to the 2014 parliamentary election, the Samajwadi Party chief said, “He (Modi) came as a chaiwala (tea-seller) and we all believed (him) for the sake of ‘achche din’ and crores of jobs. But now, when elections have come again they say they are chowkidar (watchmen).” Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “This time, we all will together snatch the ‘chowki’ (seat) of every single chowkidar,” he said. Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi coining an acronym ‘SARAB’ (alcohol) from the initial letters of the Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Lok Dal and Bahujan Samaj Party tie-up, Yadav said, “Our alliance is being termed ‘milawat (adulterated) alliance’, but those who talk about SARAB are intoxicated by power.” He accused the BJP of having forgotten its promises and asserted that the SP-BSP-RLD alliance aims to give the country a new government and a new prime minister. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The Samajwadi party chief stressed that the dreams of socialist thinkers Ram Manohar Lohia and Kanshi Ram will be fulfilled by the alliance. “The coming election is for ‘mahaparivartan’ (grand change)… this is the alliance of giving a new government and a new PM,” he told the gathering. On the prime minister washing the feet of sanitation workers at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, the SP president said, “Everyone saw on TV when feet were being washed, but at the same time, jobs of the minorities and others were washed off.” The promise of ‘achche din’ (good days) has turned out to be ‘burey din’ (bad days). They (BJP)… brought GST, which benefitted big businessmen but the small ones remained harassed, he alleged. Taking a dig at the prime minister for making claims of all-round success, Yadav said, “The prime minister is making claims, but statistics prove the country is going backwards in all areas… They created walls within society, when what was required was that progress be made with the help of schemes.” He asked the BJP leaders to resolve never to tell lies, and said, “I have taken the same resolve this ‘Navaratri’.” “They created more rifts in society than the British,” Yadav said, and alleged that the BJP wanted to create rift within the society and end the legacy of former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh. Lamenting that the country’s boundaries were “still not safe” and jawans were being killed, the SP chief held the BJP responsible for these. “The coming elections are for bringing change, establishing brotherhood, pulling down the wall of hatred,” he said. Asserting that the ruling BJP was afraid of the alliance, Yadav said not a single vote should go in waste and also attacked the Congress for fielding candidates against the alliance. “The policies of the Congress and the BJP are same… The Congress does not want to bring change but rather want to strengthen itself in Uttar Pradesh,” he alleged. Lauding the works done by the SP and BSP governments in the state in the areas of road, power, laptop distribution, pension, Yadav said, “Those making tall claims on the power sector must know that the BSP and SP governments had done more work compared to the five years of BJP at the Centre and two years in Uttar Pradesh. Not a single megawatt power has been generated by the BJP.”last_img read more

Africities 2018 Marrakech Set to Be African Culture Capital

Rabat – Following an open session Thursday, November 22, in Marrakech during the Africities 2018 summit, participants reached a consensus that Marrakech is eligible to become the first African Culture Capital, thanks to its architectural, artistic, and cultural legacy.UNESCO designated Marrakech’s medina (old city) a World Heritage Site in 1985 and named the Jemaa el–Fna Square an Intangible Heritage in 2001, and the city has substantial tourism infrastructure. Marrakech has become a frequent venue for international events.“Marrakech aims to use its quality infrastructure to serve the ambitions of the African continent,” Mohamed Larbi Belcaid, the city mayor told local outlet Kech 24. Read also: Africities Talks Urbanization, Inclusive Citizenship in AfricaKhalid Tamer, the secretary-general of the organizing committee of the African Capitals of Culture considered Marrakech as the launch pad for the African Capitals of Culture project leading to sustainable and human urban development.The Africities 2018 summit, which aims to address major questions based on the African Union’s Agenda 2063, opened in Marrakech on November 20, 2018, under the patronage of King Mohammed VI. The summit features open sessions, political sessions, special events, and live discussions involving 5,000 participants, 750 mayors, 500 exhibitors, 35 ministers, and 40 partners from 2,500 cities and local governments. read more

Moroccos HACA Launches Center to Monitor Control Media in Mali

Rabat –Morocco’s High Authority of Audiovisual Communication (HACA) has installed a center for monitoring and control of audiovisual media in Bamako, Mali.The inauguration of the center took place Tuesday in the Malian capital.On the occasion, HACA Director Benaissa Asloun said that the founding of the center reflects the “convergence” between HACA and Mali’s High Authority for Communication (HAC) as independent institutions that strive to secure citizens’ rights to a free and ethical audio-visual communication that also respects political, social, and religious values and diversity. The new monitoring center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology developed by HACA engineers, which will enable HAC to monitor and archive all radio and television programs broadcast in Mali.Read Also: Morocco’s HACA Launches Official Website to Receive Public ComplaintsThe contract between HACA and HAC, signed in Rabat in 2018, includes the training of monitoring officers and the installation of a technical room to record 36 FM radio services and 24 television services, Asloun told Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). The Moroccan ambassador in Bamako, Hassan Naciri, said that the launch of the center will enable HAC to ensure fair access to audiovisual media in the country. He added that the launch is the fruit of King Mohammed VI’s and Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s dedication to a “mutually beneficial cooperation.” read more

UN confirms nearly 125000 people fleeing Myanmars Rakhine for Bangladesh

VIDEO: An estimated 125,000 refugees fleeing the conflict in Myanmar are living in terrible conditions say UN humanitarian agencies. “We are running out of space in the existing settlements and new arrivals are pitching camp wherever they can erect some plastic sheeting to protect themselves from the elements,” said Sarat Dash, IOM Bangladesh Chief of Mission. “The new arrivals are putting immense strain on the existing support structures. These need to be immediately scaled up to ensure lives are not put at risk,” he cautioned. With reports of ongoing violence, UN agencies today expressed grave concern about the situation, including reports that some civilians are dying enroute to safety. “Those who have made it to Bangladesh are in poor condition. Most have walked for days from their villages – hiding in jungles, crossing mountains and rivers with what they could salvage from their homes. They are hungry, weak and sick,” a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Duniya Aslam Khan, told journalists in Geneva. Two of the shelter sites – Kutupalong and Nayapara camps – are at “breaking point,” Ms. Khan said. New arrivals are hosted by refugee families and in refugee schools, community centres, madrassas and covered structures. “We are running out of available space,” she stressed.’I just knew to run to save my life’ Among the people who UN agencies and partners are helping in Bangladesh is Rohingya Dilara, who reached Bangladesh barefoot, clutching her 18-month son. “My husband was shot in the village. I escaped with my son and in-laws,” she told UNHCR. “We walked for three days, hiding when we had to. The mountain was wet and slippery and I kept falling.” Dilara followed other villagers into the Kutupalong camp, which was established in the 1990s along with neighbouring Nayapara camp, and already had a population of some 30,000 people. UNHCR estimates that 20,000 civilians arrived since 25 August, when the fighting in Myanmar flared up. “I don’t know where I am…I just knew to run to save my life,” Dilara said. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called for the Muslims of Rakhine state to be given either nationality or legal status, and voiced concern about violence that has since late August forced nearly 125,000 people to flee and risk destabilizing the region. “I have condemned the recent attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army. But now we are receiving constant reports of violence by Myanmar’s security forces, including indiscriminate attacks,” the Secretary-General told journalists in New York, expressing concern about the security, humanitarian and human rights situation in Rakhine. “This will only further increase radicalization.” Mr. Guterres said that he has officially written to the Security Council to express his concern and to propose various steps to end the violence, adding that the grievances of Rohingya – the Muslims in the Rakhine state – “have festered for far too long and are becoming an undeniable factor in regional destabilization.” He called on the international community to prevent further escalation and to seek a holistic solution, and urged the authorities in Myanmar to provide security and aid to those in need and safe access to life-saving aid. “At the same time, it is no longer possible to delay an effective action plan to address the root causes of the crisis,” Mr. Guterres said. “It will be crucial to give the Muslims of Rakhine state either nationality or, at least for now, a legal status that will allow them to have a normal life, including freedom of movement and access to labour markets, education and health services.”UN agencies scaling up support Meanwhile, UN agencies in the region today appealed for $18 million to aid for three months the civilians who are rushing into Bangladesh. “Clear signs that more will cross into Bangladesh from Myanmar before situation stabilizes,” said the Director of Operations and Emergencies at the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mohammed Abdiker, on Twitter. “Without more int[ernational] support, suffering will continue.” Thousands of people are arriving daily in south-eastern Bangladesh, living in makeshift sites and seeking any space for shelter. read more

Football Ohio State looks for answers against USC quarterback Sam Darnold

Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano speaks to the media on Dec. 27 prior to the 2017 Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorDALLAS — In April, should he decide to forgo his final year of eligibility, USC quarterback Sam Darnold will likely be selected at the top of the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.But before one of the top quarterbacks in the nation likely turns his attention to professional football, he first will face a formidable Ohio State defense Friday at AT&T Stadium in the Cotton Bowl.Ohio State might present the biggest test Darnold will face all season. The Buckeyes have allowed the 20th-fewest passing yards per game and seventh-fewest passing yards per attempt. This matchup also could wind up being the Buckeyes’ toughest challenge since Week 2, when they hosted the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield.The Sooners’ signal-caller went 27-for-35 for 386 passing yards and three touchdowns. And if the Buckeyes are to have more success against Darnold, Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano believes the defense will need to simplify its game and not try to do too much against the Trojans.“When you’re playing an elite level quarterback or an elite level running back, and this is going to sound coach-speak, but 11 guys have to do their job,” Schiano said Wednesday. “When you look back at that Oklahoma game, some players tried to do too much and did more than their job and then what happened is when you do more than your job, you don’t end up doing your job.”The idea seems easy enough, but Ohio State senior defensive end Jalyn Holmes said keeping everything simple against talented players and teams is not always simple.Knowing the caliber of the team, players will often take an opportunity to try for a sack or make a play on the ball and open a gap in coverage, something Holmes said he has fallen victim to frequently in his career. This, he said, was particularly an issue for the team in its 31-16 loss to Oklahoma.And given the similarities between Darnold and Mayfield, there is room for concern that the defense could have another lapse and find itself on the wrong end of another blowout.Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield evades Buckeye defenders in the Oklahoma- Ohio State game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorWhile neither are considered true dual-threat quarterbacks, both have the mobility to escape the pocket and make plays outside when needed. Mayfield is more prone to designed runs, and thus has 310 rushing yards on 85 carries, 210 more yards and 21 more carries than Darnold. Both have five rushing touchdowns.Darnold is less of a threat to run, but his mobility and comfort outside of the pocket allow him to complete passes while on the move. “I think being able to kind of play and move off of my instincts has really been one of my strengths in terms of playing quarterback,” Darnold said. “I think, obviously, there’s a lot to learn from when you look at sometimes how my feet can get out of whack a little bit and I can be throwing a little sideways. But I think throwing on the run is one of my really good strengths.”Sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa said while both are elusive, Mayfield chooses to do it more out of comfort whereas Darnold will stay in the pocket if possible. That comfort in the pocket and ability to do damage with his arm without having to move is what helps Darnold separate himself from Mayfield — and is why he is considered the better NFL prospect. “Some of the throws he makes are just kind of ridiculous,” Bosa said. “Across the field, how fast he throws the ball, you can see why people are impressed with him.”In order to stop Darnold from tearing the Buckeyes apart through the air like Mayfield did, Ohio State will have to swiftly break through the Trojans’ offensive line while also containing Darnold.USC’s line will often move side-to-side to try and provide challenges for opposing defensive lines, Bosa said. Buthe said the defense has been preparing for that, and added the Buckeyes should still be able to find the holes and get to Darnold.“Just staying in your rush lane, even if a slide comes to you and you want to take that inside move or whatever it is, just staying disciplined to where you’re rushing and sometimes sacks will fall right into you if you just stay where you’re supposed to be,” Bosa said. Both Bosa and Darnold expressed excitement in the looming matchup. With a defensive line Darnold said is entirely comprised of future NFL players and a quarterback who will likely hear his name called early in the upcoming draft, both sides are eager for the chance to prove one is better than the other.Bosa, in particular, is excited for the first chance to break the line of scrimmage.“You always want to hit a high-drafted quarterback,” he said. read more

MAAG Gear celebrating centenary year of operations

first_imgIn its 100th year, FLSmidth MAAG Gear has been looking back at the key milestones in company and technology development since 1913. Max Maag, a pioneer in the field of gear technology, founded Maag Zahnräder AG. On April 1, 1913, he moved the company to Hardstrasse 219 in Zurich and as a result, 1913 is considered the founding year of the company. The factory produced hardened, ground gears for a number of industries such as aviation (Zeppelin), car making, metal working and ship building. It also designed gear-cutting machines and gear grinders.Around 1930, Maag went international and founded subsidiaries in France and Italy. Over the next 50 years, the company developed a number of successful gear measuring and gear grinding machines. After the Second World War the company expanded into the cement and marine industries, producing heavy-duty gear units, turbo gear units and gear pumps. In the 1980s the company board defined a new strategy and expanded into a new market by taking over a company that produced powder castings. The machine tool business was closed down and MAAG Gear was founded as an independent company. In the 1990s it became clear that this strategy was not working and MAAG Gear was sold to FLSmidth. Since then, FLSmidth MAAG Gear has designed, produced and maintained gears, gear units and drive systems for the cement and minerals industries.MAAG Gear milestones include 1910 with the invention of the Maag tooth design; still in use today, it provides gear manufacturers with an ideal method of influencing tooth shape to improve load bearing and sliding characteristics. In 1913 the company introduced a gear grinder guided by diamond tracers for precision-shaped gears for the car industry. This was used for the next 70 years. In 1939 the PH-60 gear-measuring machine was developed. By the time production was phased out in 1981, 1,260 machines had been delivered to customers worldwide, some of which are still in use today. The year 1949 saw the introduction of the HSS-360 gear grinder, which could handle gear diameters up to 3,600 mm and workpieces weighing up to 25 t, making it the largest gear grinder in the world at that time. Then 1966 saw the design of heavy-duty two-stage planetary gear units – called CPUs – for horizontal mills in the cement industry. CPUs were more reliable than conventional parallel shaft gear units; 265,000 hours and almost 50 years later the first two CPUs installed are still running.Moving into the modern era, in 1983 MAAG delivered its first WPU two-stage gear unit for a vertical roller mill. The largest WPU gear unit weighs 190 t and outputs 5,346 kW at a speed of 995/23 rpm. In 2007, MAAG introduced its unique concept of a three-stage bevel planetary gear unit WPV with torque split. The torque split enables approximately 25% of the power to be guided directly through the planet shafts of the second stage into the output flange. The three-stage concept was the answer to the ever increasing mill sizes. The biggest MAAG WPV weighs 220 t and outputs almost 8,000 kW. In 2011, FLSmidth MAAG Gear launched an entirely new drive concept for vertical mills: MAAG CEM Drive (Central Electric Motor) combines the advantages of proven MAAG gear technology with an ingenious motor concept, all in one common housing.The company states: “Entering its second century, FLSmidth MAAG Gear continues to develop technology, products, people and drive solutions for the cement and minerals industries. The company is making solid progress, favoured by growth in some of the major markets. This will necessitate continuous development of products and strong support from the parent FLSmidth. FLSmidth MAAG Gear is to become the Global Technology Centre for engineered drive solutions in the cement and minerals industries and to be the customers’ preferred full service provider of sustainable minerals and cement technologies.”last_img read more

Madagascar plus de lémuriens dici 20 à 25 ans

first_imgMadagascar : plus de lémuriens d’ici 20 à 25 ans ?D’ici 20 ans, la totalité des lémuriens de Madagascar pourrait avoir disparue si rien n’est fait. En effet, selon plusieurs experts, la pauvreté de l’ile pousse les hommes à détruire la forêt qui constitue l’habitat de ces petits primates.Madagascar est la seul île du monde où l’on peut encore observer des lémuriens en liberté. Mais ces petits primates sont aujourd’hui très gravement menacés de disparition. En effet leur habitat naturel, la forêt, est victime de la culture sur brûlis et des feux de brousse des Malgaches qui détruisent chaque année 200.000 ha de forêt. Car il est très rentable de piller la forêt de son bois précieux, de ses ressources minières (de l’or dont chaque gramme se vend 35 €) et de ses lémuriens. Plus que de la préserver, en tout cas. Aujourd’hui, il ne reste plus que 10 à 13 % de la forêt sur l’île, soit 50.000 km2, indique 20minutes.fr.”Si on continue ce rythme de déforestation, on peut dire que d’ici 20 à 25 ans environ, il n’y aura plus de forêt, et donc plus de lémuriens”, estime Jonah Ratsimbazafy, un célèbre primatologue malgache. Il rappelle que 93 des 105 espèces de lémuriens recensées sont menacées et que “tant que la pauvreté existera, on ne peut pas croire que l’on pourra empêcher la disparition de ces lémuriens”.Il faut dire que de plus en plus de Malgaches pauvres se lancent dans la coupe de bois précieux pour survivre. Par ailleurs, “les petits coupeurs de bois de rose dans le nord-est sont obligés de manger des lémuriens durant leurs longues expéditions dans la forêt où souvent ils n’emmènent pas suffisamment à manger. Couper du bois c’est dur, alors ils mangent de la viande de lémuriens car c’est plus facile à attraper que les oiseaux”, explique un primatologue.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pour les experts de plusieurs ONG environnementales, la mise en place d’un plan d’urgence est plus que nécessaire. Selon eux, un tel projet coûte 5,7 millions d’euros sur trois ans. On sait d’avance que Madagascar ne financera en aucune façon un plan de sauvetage des lémuriens, l’État étant déjà incapable de financer ses propres élections. “Nous allons faire des recherches de financement ailleurs avec des fondations privées”, a déclaré Benjamin Andriamihaja, représentant à Madagascar d’ICTE (Institut pour la Conservation des Environnement Tropicaux).”Même si tout le monde sait que trois ans ne seront pas suffisants pour stopper totalement la déforestation, on peut limiter les dégâts en impliquant les populations locales dans l’éco-tourisme entre autres”. Par ailleurs, “on essaie de financer des activités génératrices de revenus, par exemple, planter des haricots, élever des porcs, des poulets, développer la pisciculture, pour que les paysans arrêtent de détruire la forêt mais il est très difficile de suppléer au manque à gagner des paysans qui ne pensent pas à long terme”, explique M. Andriamihaja.Le 21 août 2013 à 13:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Doctor Who Underrated Villain of the Week The Editor

first_img ‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Mire’Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Zygon Stay on target You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all?Each week, I will dig into the depths of the Whoniverse to examine one rejected, misjudged, or altogether forgotten big bad. And while Simon Pegg (Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Mission: Impossible, Hot Fuzz, Star Trek) doesn’t easily escape one’s memory, his fleeting performance in Doctor Who very well might.Simon Pegg is The Editor (via DailyMotion)THE EDITORFirst appearance: “The Long Game” (2005)—season 1, episode 7Home planet: EarthDoctor: NinthCompanions: Rose Tyler, Adam MitchellIt’s the year 200,000, and the Fourth Estate has come undone.The Doctor, Rose, and short-lived companion Adam arrive on Floor 139 of space station Satellite 5—a broadcast tower transmitting news across Earth.But something is wrong; someone is stunting the development of mankind. And none of the onboard journalists are asking the right questions. Or any questions, for that matter.Upstairs on Floor 500 (where the walls are decidedly not made of gold), a pale, bleach-blonde man with a creepy smile and menacing goatee senses “a tiny little shift” in the network.Simon Pegg is The Editor (via DailyMotion)The Editor (played by the incomparable Simon Pegg)—a human servant himself—orders a team of frozen slaves to conduct a security check, which identifies Suki Macrae Cantrell, née Eva Saint Julienne, as the security breach.Meanwhile, Team TARDIS continue their adventures undetected.That is, until the Doctor and Rose sojourn to Floor 500, where they meet the smooth-and-sinister Editor, who claims to represent a consortium of interstellar banks bent on manipulating facts and lying to people.“For almost a hundred years, mankind has been shaped and guided, his knowledge and ambition strictly controlled by it’s broadcast news,” the redactor explains, “edited by my superior, your master, and humanity’s guiding light—the mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe.Max (via DailyMotion)“I call him Max,” he says with a smile.When Russell T. Davies wrote this prescient episode, there was no way for him to know how on-target “The Long Game” would be 12 years later—in the days of fake news and covfefe.“Create a climate of fear and it’s easy to keep the borders closed. It’s just a matter of emphasis,” according to The Editor. “The right word in the right broadcast repeated often enough can destabilize an economy, invent an enemy, change a vote.”And the Doctor can reverse those effects.Simon Pegg is The Editor (via DailyMotion)Shackled and awaiting his imminent death, the Time Lord spots reporter Cathica—who he once dismissed as a “stupid little slave”—outside the room, and loudly comments that altering the environmental systems could kill the Jagrafess.She takes the hint and reverses the cooling system, turning Floor 500 into a sauna, and subsequently causing the overhead monster to expand and eventually explode bits of flesh onto the fleeing Editor.In some ways, Pegg’s performance served as a precursor for how the BBC show would eventually portray the modern Master: golden-haired and gleefully ghoulish.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

WWE stars to appear at Wizard World Philadelphia on 57

first_img WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles BOOM! Studios and WWE announce new original graphic novel at San Diego Comic-Con Shawn Michaels Twitter Seth Rollins Pinterest Roman Reigns is in Remission Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rouseycenter_img Courtesy of WWE.com:WWE Superstars and Divas to appear during 2015 Wizard World Comic Con PhiladelphiaPHILADELPHIA — Five popular WWE Superstars and Divas will be in attendance at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia when Sting, Roman Reigns, Dolph Ziggler, Randy Orton and Diva Paige appear during the 15th annual pop culture extravaganza, set for May 7 to 10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.Reigns and Paige will appear on Thursday, May 7, greeting fans, signing autographs, posing for dual and solo photo ops, and conducting a dual Q&A panel. Ziggler (who will conduct a solo Q&A panel) and Orton will attend on Friday, May 8; Sting is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, and will make a rare appearance in face paint.“We have rolled out one of our largest WWE guest lists ever for Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “This very special appearance by Sting in face paint is what makes the WWE guests so unique to Wizard World. What an amazing collection of talent under the same roof!”It will be the first Wizard World appearance for Sting, often dubbed “The Franchise of WCW” and one of the most recognizable and unique faces in sports-entertainment history. Although his first appearance in a WWE ring will be at WrestleMania 31 at Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., he remains one of the most popular and respected competitors of all time.“I am excited to see all my longtime fans for the very first time at Wizard World,” Sting said. “And to commemorate this, I’ll be appearing in face paint. This appearance will be truly something special.”Orton, Reigns, Ziggler and Paige return to Wizard World after wildly successful appearances at previous shows.The five join a star-studded lineup of celebrities at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia which already includes David Tennant and Billie Piper from the fan-favorite “Doctor Who,” Ben McKenzie and Robin Lord Taylor of the hit show “Gotham,” Nathan Fillion (“Castle,” “Serenity,” “Firefly”), Stephen Amell (“Arrow”), Karl Urban (“Star Trek,” “The Bourne Supremacy”), Hayley Atwell (“Agent Carter,” “Captain America: The First Avenger”), Danny Trejo (“Machete,” “From Dusk Till Dawn”), Penn Badgley (“Gossip Girl,” “Easy A”), Kelly Frye (“The Flash”), Katie Cassidy (“Arrow,” “Gossip Girl”), Michael Cudlitz (“The Walking Dead,” “Southland”) and dozens of others.Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 10th of 27 events currently scheduled on the 2015 Wizard World calendar, Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, May 7, 3 to 8 p.m.; Friday, May 8, 12 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, visit http://wizd.me/PhiladelphiaPR. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Mattel reveals Masters of the Universe and Ghostbusters themed WWE action figures Roman Reigns: Leukemia Is In Remission Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Facebook WWE Will Air Roman Reigns Documentary Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015last_img read more

1024 WWE Smackdown Live Ratings Viewers up for Orton vs Zayn

first_img Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Roman Reigns is in Remission Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Velvet Sky Facebook Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problemscenter_img WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Google+ Videos Articles The WWE Smackdown Live Ratings are in for October 17, 2017.This week’s episode from Denver drew 2.70 million viewers on Tuesday night on the USA Network according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is up from last week’s show that drew 2.32 million viewers. The show came in at No. 2 for the night on cable on Tuesday night among the 18-49 demographic.“American Horror Story” on FX won the night on cable.WWE Smackdown Live Ratings and DemographicsSmackdown, headlined by Randy Orton vs. Sami Zayn, averaged a 0.81 rating. This is up from last week’s show that drew a 0.73 rating on Tuesday.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Pinterest WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Footballlast_img read more