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IPL 2019: Shane Watson touched by CSK fans’ support, says keen on coming back next year

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first_imgNot many noticed the knee injury Shane Watson was carrying during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 final between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, but the former Australia batsman dominated the narrative once teammate Harbhajan Singh posted a photo of Watson’s bloodied knee right after the final.Shane Watson, who was struggling for consistency in IPL 2019, peaked towards the business end of the tournament. Watson, who had hit a match-winning hundred in IPL 2018 final, came up with a valiant effort, smashing 80 from just 59 against Mumbai Indians in Sunday’s big final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.Watson was unable to take the team past the finish line as he was run out on 80 while trying to steal an extra run in the final over of a tense 150-run chase. CSK went on to lose the match by 1 run as Lasith Malinga, who had conceded 42 runs in his 1st 3 overs, stepped up and successfully defended just 9 runs in the last over.Nonetheless, Watson’s valiant effort even after suffering a knee injury made him the darling of CSK fans. In a heartwarming clip that has been going viral online, a local in Hyderabad can be seen embracing Watson as he was about to board the team bus after the final.Fans on social media lauded Watson’s effort as the Australian star battled pain and put his best foot forward despite losing partners during the chase vs Mumbai Indians in the final.Notably, Harbhajan Singh had revealed Watson didn’t even inform his teammates about the injury and had to get six stitches on his knee after the final match on Sunday.advertisementAs it turns, Watson was seemingly touched by the support that came his way after Chennai Super Kings’ heartbreaking loss.Taking to Instagram, the World Cup winner said he is looking forward to returning to Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020.”Hello everyone, I want to thank everyone for the love, support and best wishes that you’ve given me over the last couple of days. We were so close to going past the finish line against Mumbai but it was an amazing final,” Watson said.”I am looking forward to come back next year to take that one step further. Thanks again, everyone for all the support. WhistlePodu!”Watson’s hint about returning to the IPL should give CSK fans a lot of joy considering he had retired from Big Bash League earlier this year.Also Read | Dale Steyn: Want to finish career with a World Cup medalAlso Read | Kuldeep Yadav clarifies MS Dhoni comments: His tips invaluableAlso See:last_img read more

Mike Gundy Has Become the Most Invaluable Coach in Oklahoma State History

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first_imgThere’s a great quote from a 2001 story in Sports Illustrated about the plane crash that took the lives of 10 people on the way back to Stillwater. It comes from Eddie Sutton’s late wife Patsy.“Eddie’s in denial,” said Patsy, his wife. “He’s had to be so strong for everyone else, he hasn’t been able to grieve.”“You know, that was the toughest thing,” said Eddie 10 years later. “And I’ve had some tough experiences in my life. But when we got back and they called me and told me that plane had gone down, and everybody was gone. And then to have to call the parents and the wives of those ten – that was a tough assignment,” Sutton said.“Life is precious. And one never knows. Anything can happen to you.”Mike Gundy was transitioning from College Park, Maryland to Stillwater to be Les Miles’ cocky, headstrong offensive coordinator that year. Back when scoring 40 a game felt like running it up instead of a disappointment.It’s been almost 15 years and now there’s Gundy sounding a lot like the person who basically held the school together for a few weeks in January 2001.“It was a little more emotional than I would’ve liked even before the game with the team and afterward,” said Mike Gundy on Monday about the Homecoming tragedy.“Eddie Sutton – Coach Sutton – told me one thing you can’t forget in coaching is to grab your kids and tell them you love them every day. Those situations make us forget about all the things that are irrelevant and how precious life is and it can be gone just like that.”How good is that?I mean, how good is that?Gundy has become such an invaluable piece of the Oklahoma State puzzle that there’s not really a salary that’s too high for him to be paid? How do you put a price on cornerstones? How does an architect overvalue a foundation? It’s nearly impossible.Carson was right when he said in our podcast on Tuesday that it matters when Oklahoma State alums return to coach the programs they once played in. I’m not sure it matters on a national scale at other institutions, but Eddie Sutton, Mike Gundy and Josh Holliday have proven why it’s paramount in Stillwater.John Hoover was right when he said the following in his column for the Tulsa World on Tuesday.On Saturday, for OSU fans desperate for answers that will never come, Gundy might have become this generation’s Eddie Sutton.Hoover went on to share a great quote from the General himself, J.W. Walsh.“Any organization — business, football team, it doesn’t matter — the leadership starts at the top. And from coach Gundy, it trickled down through the coaches to us as players. You could just feel it from him. When he found out about (the crash), he brought us all together as a team and he talked to us, and what he told us was awesome. He really kind of got our minds right and in a good state of mind to play the football game.”But it was (and is) more than that. Money talks and in Stillwater, where everyone is pretty much no more than one step removed from the university, nobody makes more money than Gundy. That means he gets the loudest voice, like it or not. He’s embraced and genuinely relished the role.“(10 years ago) I wouldn’t have had the composure and the ability to handle it as a coaching staff as well as we did – as I thought we did – with our players, the community, and the families.”But this is why he’s become the most invaluable coach in any sport in OSU history. When you combine on-field excellence with off-the-field relevance, there’s no price tag on that. You almost cannot make the price too high without getting Saudi princes involved.Remember when everyone wanted to fire Gundy this time last year?The school paper called for his head before Bob Stoops gifted him a relaxing offseason. Now he’s won nine straight and, more importantly, stepped up to the podium twice in the last four days, looked the state of Oklahoma right in the eye and said, “come after me.”But he didn’t say it in the maniacal way he spewed it back in 2007, but rather with resolve and maturity. He stepped up to the podium, looked around and said, “I’ll lead. I’ll carry the torch. I’ll be the guy when everybody desperately needs a guy.” He’s stared at tragedy and calmly pronounced, “this is who we are, this is who we’re going to be. You can’t erase 100+ years of joyful history with one mindless act.”“I do want to reiterate that this one incident cannot take away from Oklahoma State University, and it cannot take away from homecoming and the celebration,” said Gundy on Saturday night.“That’s something that’s very important to us and to me, to make a point that it is a great time of the year. It’s a great weekend and a great day, and there’s a tremendous amount of pride and effort that goes into our homecoming, and that’s why it has been established the way that it is. I don’t want anything to be taken away from that.”This isn’t even about football. This is about Betas and Pi Phis and agriculture professors and the people who work part-time at Red Rock Bakery. This is about the whole f****** community.And here’s David Glidden playing for “the whole f****** community.” pic.twitter.com/5aOhNkt5mL— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 24, 2015Mike Gundy is not infallible, of course, don’t hear that in what I’m saying. But he’s done an unbelievable job of reminding everyone that being a college football coach in 2015 is about a lot more than calling fake punts and managing timeouts. Gundy has led at a time when the OSU community and and entire town needed a leader.No matter what happens over the next month, that’s what I’ll remember this season for because whatever happens over the next month doesn’t matter all that much anyway.Those situations make us forget about all the things that go on that are irrelevant and how precious life is and (how) it can be gone just like that.Sounds like somebody else who once strapped a town on his back and carried it a few more miles way back at the turn of this century.Mike Gundy might have pronounced himself a man in 2007, but everybody knows age doesn’t make a male a man. He’s proven he knows exactly what it means now.The head ball coach is all grown up.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Fabinho: My last season at Monaco

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first_imgTransfers Man Utd target Fabinho: This is my last season at Monaco Ryan Benson 04:43 12/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Fabinho Monaco Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth Atlético Madrid v Deportivo Alavés Atlético Madrid Premier League Primera División Monaco Ligue 1 The midfielder has also been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid, but is not planning to leave his current club in the January transfer window Monaco star Fabinho is expecting to leave the reigning Ligue 1 champions before the start of next season.The Brazil international was strongly linked with moves elsewhere before the current campaign started, with Manchester United among those reportedly interested.But Monaco opted to retain the services of the versatile midfielder, with Bernardo Silva, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Benjamin Mendy and Kylian Mbappe all allowed to leave. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Fabinho has not been quite as impressive this term as he was last season, though he is still sure to attract interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs.And those clubs will now be on alert after Fabinho confirmed his expectation of an end-of-season exit, as opposed to leaving in January.”I don’t think so [regarding a January departure],” Fabinho said ahead of Friday’s trip to Saint-Etienne. “I’ve had no contact [from other clubs] and I’m secure at Monaco.”[But] ordinarily, it’s my last season at Monaco. Nothing is signed.”During the [close-season] transfer window, and even a month afterwards, it was a little difficult to live with the situation. But I don’t think about it anymore, I’ve turned the page.”Atletico Madrid have been highlighted as a possible destination, though Fabinho is adamant that the Spanish club are yet to approach him or his agent.He said: “Yes, that’s a possibility, though no one from Atletico has contacted me or my agent.”I’ve got to demonstrate that I am still at the required level to play in teams like them [Atletico]. I know that I’m not the same Fabinho of last season, but it’s hard to explain why.”last_img read more

10 months agoMazzarri adamant Torino deserved two spotkicks for Juventus defeat

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first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Mazzarri adamant Torino deserved two spotkicks for Juventus defeatby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTorino coach Walter Mazzarri is adamant they didn’t deserve defeat to Juventus.The Derby della Mole was decided by a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty when Mario Mandzukic pounced on Simone Zaza’s poor back-pass.However, when it was still 0-0, Toro had two of their own appeals waved away.“I have to compliment my lads, because they put in a strong performance and played on a par with a tank like Juventus,” Mazzarri told DAZN.“In these cases, the incidents ultimately make the difference. We lost Salvatore Sirigu to injury early on, but Ichazo did well too. It’s a pity to have missed out on a point that we would’ve deserved.“You can take something from Juve only if they underestimate you, but they rested Giorgio Chiellini in the Champions League midweek, which shows how much they were thinking about this derby.“An unfortunate incident proved decisive. Perhaps there could’ve been a penalty or two in our favour, we certainly got that impression… In other games, VAR went back to look at this sort of situation.“Belotti was jumping to head the ball, which is his specialty, and he has a good chance of scoring if he connects with it cleanly. If you are pushed when mid-air, in my view that is a clear penalty.“People say we complain, but since the last time there was a meeting about VAR, they have generally gone to check on incidents. Belotti and Zaza appealed and asked for it to be viewed on VAR.” last_img read more

Bulk Invest Seeks Help from Creditors

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first_imgzoom Oslo-listed dry bulk operator Bulk Invest ASA, formerly Western Bulk, has sent a written inquiry to its main creditors as it aims to launch a dialogue and pursue potential solutions to the company’s “challenging financial situation.”Further, the company also said that it has mandated a financial advisor to assist with the restructuring of the company’s obligations related to its chartered-in fleet.The mandate also includes a plan to potentially raise additional equity capital if a viable solution with the main creditors is achieved.“If no acceptable solution for the company with the main creditors is achieved, the basis for the company’s continued operations will be reassessed,” Bulk Invest said.The announcement comes following the company’s sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary Western Bulk Chartering in an attempt to stay financially viable having been hit hard by tough market situation marked by dramatically low dry bulk charter rates.Western Bulk Chartering was sold in an auction to Norway-based private investment company Kistefos AS for a cash consideration of USD 16 million.Under the terms of the sale, Kistefos AS will further assume the company’s remaining debt amount of USD 31 million.last_img read more

Worlds 1st Boxship Converted to LNG Launched

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first_imgzoom Wes Amelie, the world’s first containership retrofitted with a liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine was launched on August 23, 2017.Since May 2017, the 1,000 TEU feeder, owned by Wessels Reederei based in Harem/Ems, has undergone an LNG engine conversion at the German Dry Docks in Bremerhaven.Wes Amelie, just like its 15 identical sister ships, is operating on the feeder routes between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.The conversion was supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and will likely be extended to other ships in the fleet.Following the launching, Hamburg based company Nauticor was selected to conduct the vessel’s initial LNG bunkering at the Kühlhauskai in the Port of Bremerhaven. In total, four trucks were brought to the German port and transferred LNG to the vessel.” With the conversion of Wes Amelie, Wessels Reederei has become a pioneer in establishing LNG as fuel for containerships. We are happy to support that effort and are looking forward to future cooperation, taking into consideration that our second LNG bunker vessel will start operations in Northwest Europe next year with a focus on customers in the North Sea & Baltic Sea,” Mahinde Abeynaike, Managing Director Nauticor, said.With the conversion of the 1,000 TEU vessel, Wessels Reederei is a frontrunner in the use of LNG as fuel for containerships in the Northwest Europe. The ship management company has a fleet of 36 seagoing vessels, comprised of 26 coasters, 4 containerships, and 6 multi-purpose freighters.last_img read more

Michelin Continues to Invest in Nova Scotia

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first_imgA provincial investment of up to $4 million will help secure aninvestment of about $41 million for Michelin’s Waterville andBridgewater plants. Economic Development Minister Ernest Fageconfirmed today, Aug. 3, that Nova Scotia’s plants weresuccessful in their bid to bring the investment dollars home. “More than three thousand Nova Scotians and their families dependon Michelin for their livelihoods — this contribution will helpsecure those jobs, as well as expanding the existing workforce,”said Mr. Fage. “This investment in the economies of the AnnapolisValley and South Shore reflect the priority our growth strategy,Opportunities for Prosperity, puts on strengthening our ruraleconomies.” Twenty-five million dollars will be invested at the Bridgewatersite, providing greater flexibility and allowing the plant toproduce larger dimension light truck tires. Sixteen milliondollars will be invested in the Waterville plant, allowingWaterville to produce large industrial and construction tires. “Given that Michelin’s plants must compete internationally forinvestment capital, we’re proving that Nova Scotia cansuccessfully compete on the global market,” said Mr. Fage. Michelin’s spokesperson George Sutherland stated: “Theseinvestments are good news for our Bridgewater and Watervillefacilities. They demonstrate the ability of Nova Scotia employeesto deliver on quality and price in a very competitive market.Michelin and our Nova Scotia plants compete on a global basiswith tire companies that manufacture throughout the world. Wevery much appreciate the province’s recognition of this. MichelinNova Scotia’s ability to continue to attract investment and toremain flexible to constantly changing economic and marketconditions is key to our overall long-term success.” Michelin employs more than 3,400 employees in Nova Scotia.last_img read more

Muslim hajj pilgrims ascend Mount Arafat for day of worship

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first_imgMount Arafat (Saudi Arabia): More than 2 million Muslims are gathered at the sacred hill of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for an intense day of worship and reflection on what’s considered the climax of the Islamic hajj pilgrimage. Some had tears streaming down their faces as the men, wearing simple white garments, and women raised their hands in worship on the slopes of the rocky hill. Many walked through the pre-dawn darkness early Saturday to the hill where the Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon some 1,400 years ago, calling for equality and unity among Muslims. One of the largest religious gatherings on earth, the second day of the hajj is often the most memorable for pilgrims. They stand shoulder to shoulder with Muslims from around the world seeking God’s mercy and blessings.last_img read more

Oprah Winfrey To Speak At Minnies Food Pantry 10th Annual Celebration Gala

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first_imgMinnie’s Food Pantry, a national non-profit organization with a mission of feeding the hungry, is excited to announce Oprah Winfrey as the keynote speaker for its 10th Anniversary “Feed Just One Gala.”This star-studded, black-tie event will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Collin County, Texas. The red-carpet will start at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner and program will start at 7 p.m. Emmy nominated actress, author and President of LightWorkers Media, Roma Downey and award-winning television and film producer Mark Burnett, President of MGM Television Group and Digital will be honored with the Minnie Ewing Legacy Award presented by Toyota. The legacy award identifies, supports and celebrates individuals who have demonstrated “the heart of a giver” in the same way that Minnie Ewing lived her life. It acknowledges individuals who have exhibited outstanding leadership and contributed at least 300,000 meals to Minnie’s Food Pantry.Other celebrities set to attend this year’s gala include Hollywood actress, Brely Evans, who will serve as the red-carpet host; literary agents, Jan Miller and Jeff Rich; former major league baseball player, Torii Hunter and his wife, Katrina; New York Giants linebacker, Keenan Robinson and his wife, Lauren; GRAMMY award winning gospel recording artist and pastor, Donnie McClurkin; and Kevin Frazier, host of Entertainment Tonight. The evening will include dinner, a live auction, remarks from Oprah Winfrey and other surprises to be announced.Founded by Dr. Cheryl “Action” Jackson, Minnie’s Food Pantry has literally been rolling out the red carpet for more than 10 years as they provide food for families living in low income, food insecure households. An award winning non-profit organization and largest food pantry in Collin County, Texas, Minnie’s Food Pantry has provided more than 7 million meals and brought the issue of food insecurity to the forefront on both a local and national level through features on national television shows including, Good Morning America, ELLEN, Steve Harvey TV and The Food Network. Through supplemental food assistance, educational resources and support from the community, Minnie’s Food Pantry has changed the stigma associated with hunger and are further reducing hunger by expanding into schools across the country. Over the years, many corporate sponsors and celebrities have joined Minnie’s Food Pantry in the fight to reduce hunger including former MLB pitcher Latroy and Anita Hawkins, NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt and Pat Smith, Dallas Mavericks owner and business mogul Mark Cuban, Hollywood actresses Meagan Good and Regina King, movie producers DeVon Franklin and Will Packer, pop superstar Rihanna, recording artists Kenny Lattimore and BeBe Winans and now global media leader Oprah Winfrey.“I have been a ‘student’ of Oprah’s for more than 30 years,” said Cheryl Jackson, founder of Minnie’s Food Pantry. “I’ve watched, listened and learned a lot of what has helped me to make Minnie’s Food Pantry a national charity. It’s an esteemed honor to have the voice of one of the most powerful women in the world, Oprah Winfrey, resonate at our ten-year celebration. It reminds our staff, board of directors, sponsors and the thousands of volunteers, that our work is not in vain. We are grateful.”Minnie’s Food Pantry’s “Feed Just One Gala” is always a highlight and sells out each year. To purchase sponsorships, tables or tickets, please email Zoya(at)MinniesFoodPantry(dot)org or call (214) 709-4449. Find out more here.last_img read more

Cultures clashing the Brazilian Film TV Festival Of Toronto and CineIran Festival

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first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Tonight (Friday October 14) at 7 pm, Marlom Meirelles’s short Button Eyes and Claudio Assis’s feature Big Jet are paired in a program devoted to the northeast region of Pernambuco, a part of the country that’s rarely captured on-screen but pretty spectacular to look at. And on Sunday (October 16) at 5 pm, a selection of six shorts offers a sense of emerging Brazilian cinema – including Gui Campos’s tender Rosinha and Diego Freitas’s clever Salt. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement The fall micro-fest season can get a little crowded, but this is ridiculous: there are no fewer than four film festivals happening this very weekend.Competing with the expansive Reelworld and Toronto After Dark for your attention are two smaller fests, each with a much more specific cultural focus. But if you share that focus, they’re the only game in town.First, there’s the Brazilian Film & TV Festival Of Toronto, or BRAFFTV. Marking its 10th edition at the Carlton Cinemas, the festival – which opened last night – delivers exactly what it promises on the tin, importing recent Brazilian cinema and television for a Canadian audience. And all screenings are free. Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Hundreds of chiefs cast vote for national chief

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first_img(Chiefs cast ballots in Toronto for next national chief of Assembly of First Nations APTN/Photo)By Jorge Barrera and Tim FontaineAPTN National NewsTORONTO–Hundreds of First Nations chiefs began voting Wednesday morning for one of eight candidates vying to lead the country’s most influential organization for the next three years.The race for national chief of the Assembly of First Nations has featured the largest fields in its history, including four women who have ignited widespread support among the grassroots.It’s only the chiefs, however, who are allowed to cast their ballots for the candidates which include Ellen Gabriel, a Mohawk from Kanesatake, who rose to prominence during the Oka crisis, Joan Jack, an Ojibway lawyer from the Berens River First Nation and former Treaty 3 grand chief Diane Kelly, a lawyer from Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation, and Pam Palmater, a Mi’kmaq lawyer and professor at Ryerson University.The field also includes incumbent National Chief Shawn Atleo, George Stanley, Alberta AFN regional chief from the Cree First Nation of Frog Lake, Bill Erasmus, Dene Nation chief from the Northwest Territories and Terrance Nelson, the five-time former chief of Roseau River.According to the AFN, 515 chiefs and proxies (individuals casting votes for an absent chief) were registered to attend the Toronto gathering where the voting is being held.Voting began at about 9 a.m. and the results of the first ballot are expected after 12 p.m.Serpent River First Nation Chief Isadore Day said he was voting according to the will of the majority of his community which he said backed Palmater. Day, whose community is in Ontario, said he polled his residents using Twitter, Facebook, email and over the telephone.“Our members have seen (Palmater) as outspoken against what isn’t right,” said Day, in a statement. “They have not seen that level of resistance and outcry (from incumbent national chief Shawn Atleo).”Scia’new First Nation Chief Henry Chipps said, while standing in line waiting to vote, that he was backing Atleo who he felt was the best candidate up to the job. Chipps’ community is based in British Columbia.Tyendinaga Mohawk Chief Donald Maracle said he would be voting for Gabriel in the first ballot and Atleo in the second ballot.  Maracle, whose community is in Ontario, said he was pleased with the First Nations-Crown gathering held in Ottawa this past January that saw chiefs meet Prime Minister Stephen Harper.“I think it was a beginning. Hopefully there will be more of those,” said Maracle.Beausoleil First Nation Chief Roland Monague says he sees no consensus among Ontario leaders, but he’s decided to back Atleo.“I want someone who has already been to these communities and who knows our issues,” he said. “Better to go with someone who has already been there than to start all over again.”Other chiefs, however, were keeping their choices close to their chests.Chief Ray Sydney, from Kwanlin Dun First Nation in the Yukon, said he had two candidates in mind, but he wouldn’t reveal who they were. Sydney said he was looking for “integrity” in the candidates.Timiskaming Chief Terence McBride said he would decide who to vote for once he got into the voting booth.“They are all good candidates. They have a lot to bring to the table I suppose,” said McBride. “I guess the best one is going to win.”Atleo is expected to emerge in the lead following the first round of balloting, according to chiefs and observers surveyed by APTN National News. Opinions, however, vary wildly on the order of the rest of the field.Given that Atleo appears to have a lock on the large British Columbia voting block which could represent up to about 200 votes, some Ontario chiefs have spotted an opportunity to play kingmaker.Treaty 3 and Treaty 9 northern Ontario chiefs are considering backing Kelly as a block and holding their position on the premise that Atleo will need their support to take him over the top and strike a deal with them.Treaty 3 chiefs can bring about 28 votes to the table and Treaty 9 represents about 49 votes.Some northern Manitoba chiefs will also be voting strategically, supporting one candidate in the first round of voting and incumbent Shawn Atleo in any subsequent ballots.jbarrera@aptn.catfontaine@aptn.calast_img read more

MLA Dan Davies and Jane Thornthwaite hosts roundtable on mental health and

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Peace River North MLA, Dan Davies, and Opposition Critic for Mental Health and Addictions, Jane Thornthwaite were hosts to a recent roundtable discussion on mental health, addictions, and the opioid crisis.The discussion centred on the need for treatment facilities, expanded medical services, street clinics, and mental health and counselling providers.According to Thornthwaite, mental health and addictions affect all areas of the Province, including communities such as Fort St. John. “Mental health and addictions challenges affect all areas of B.C. and smaller cities like Fort St. John are no exception.”Thornthwaite says what sets smaller communities apart from larger cities, is the struggle with having available services to those dealing with mental health and addictions.“But smaller or more rural municipalities often struggle with fewer services and less access to trained professionals than urban centres. Access to accurate overdose data would help to identify gaps and target services where they are most needed. Northern residents need immediate treatment and recovery options when they reach out for help.”Davies says he welcomed Thornthwaite to Fort St. John to discuss this vitally important topic and appreciates her sharing her knowledge with first responders and front-line workers.“We were pleased to welcome MLA Thornthwaite to Fort St. John to discuss this vitally important topic with our dedicated first responders and front-line workers. She brings an incredible amount of experience to the table and will bring these concerns forward on behalf of northern British Columbians.”last_img read more

UN agriculture agency warns of increasing malnutrition among urban poor

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“Feeding cities means that more food needs to be produced, moved to cities and distributed within the expanding urban areas,” FAO said in a statement issued in Rome. “This in turn means more lorries, greater market congestion, higher piles of garbage, greater risks of food contamination and greater soil, water and air pollution. Many cities are rapidly losing urban and periurban land suitable for food production, have insufficient and inefficient transport, markets and slaughterhouses.” According to FAO, around 50 per cent of the urban population in Africa live in poverty. In Latin America, around 40 per cent of all urban households are poor – the population living below the poverty level in Sao Paulo is estimated to be between 60 and 70 per cent of the total population. In Calcutta, the proportion of urban poor is around 70 per cent, and in Karachi, 45 per cent. FAO is calling upon governments, city and local authorities and the private sector to improve poor people’s access in cities to affordable and safe food.”They need to improve food supply and distribution systems by adopting appropriate policies and programmes spanning regional, metropolitan, urban and local areas,” the FAO statement said. “Access to healthy and nutritious food will be an increasingly important issue in the world’s cities as they continue to experience rapid population growth. Improving urban food security is essential for attaining a safer and more stable social climate in developing countries.” read more

UN rights expert warns that all Brazilians must have access to water

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Wrapping up her first official mission to Brazil, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, said that Brazil was a “country of contrasts.”“I was shocked by the misery I saw and by the lack of access to sanitation and water by significant portions of the population. These are fundamentally people living in favelas or in rural areas,” said Ms. De Albuquerque. “Even though I acknowledge progress in this regard, the truth is that still millions of Brazilians live in deplorable conditions where access to sanitation and water is still only a distant dream,” she added.Brazil recently adopted ‘PlanSab’, a National Water and Sanitation Plan with $150 billion allocated from the federal budget to the sector in the coming two decades.The Special Rapporteur called the document “excellent” and said she was “very positively impressed” by the allocation. “Despite the positive examples of social participation in some social programmes, and government institutions, I was especially touched by my interaction with many Brazilians, who repeatedly – in the different regions I visited – told me that they still felt invisible and forgotten by public powers.”In the area of sanitation, the expert explained, “the low coverage does not match the advances of modern Brazil, where 52 per cent of the Brazilian population still doesn’t have sewage collection, and only 38 per cent of the sewage generated is treated.” “The fact that Brazil still has almost 8 million people defecating daily in the open is unacceptable and an affront to human dignity,” Ms. de Albuquerque stressed. This lack of access to sanitation is particularly serious in the North, where less than 10 per cent of the population has sewage collection.During her fact-finding mission to Brasília, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Fortaleza and Belém do Pará, the Special Rapporteur also received numerous complaints of people suffering from diarrhoea and other water and sanitation-borne diseases due to the bad quality of water.She will present a comprehensive report to a forthcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council, which will include her final findings and recommendations to the Government of Brazil. Independent experts, or special rapporteurs, are appointed by the Geneva-based Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not United Nations staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

Dangers zone Steelers S Dangerfield ready in a pinch

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PITTSBURGH — Jordan Dangerfield has carved out a niche on the NFL’s fringe, one that’s not for the impatient or the faint of heart.The 27-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers safety has spent much of the last five years bouncing from the 53-man roster to the practice squad and back again. He never gave himself a timetable, however, on when the whole playing football thing needed to work out, even as seasons passed and regular playing time proved elusive.Dangerfield is well aware of the team’s long history of developing practice squad players into regular contributors, a list that includes former All-Pro linebacker James Harrison and starting left tackle Alejandro Villanueva. Do the right things often enough long enough and Dangerfield believed things would eventually work out.“They do a good job telling you that they stay in house a lot,” Dangerfield said. “When your number is called, you’ve got to be ready to go.”Dangerfield certainly looked ready in the second half of last Sunday’s comeback victory over Jacksonville . After getting pushed around for most of the first half, the Steelers went to a three-safety look in an effort to slow down Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette. Dangerfield saw the field for 14 snaps and twice in the third quarter used his 5-foot-11, 199-pound frame to take down the 230-pound Fournette, stopping Fournette for a 3-yard gain on Jacksonville’s opening possession of the second half, and for no gain later in the quarter.The idea to use Dangerfield alongside Terrell Edmunds and Sean Davis had been in defensive co-ordinator Keith Butler’s back pocket for weeks. Playing a run-heavy team like the Jaguars final gave the Steelers the impetus to put it in action. Dangerfield’s aggressive recklessness helped.“Danger’s got a certain playing personality,” coach Mike Tomlin said. “You guys watch us in (training camp) and so forth. You guys know what that playing personality is. He was the right guy for the job.”Maybe because Dangerfield is simply happy to have a job.Undrafted after his college career at Pittsburgh, Dangerfield spent an entire year out of football in 2013 after failing to make the Buffalo Bills. The Steelers signed him to a futures contract in 2014, the start of a maddening process in which Pittsburgh would cut him, place him on the practice squad, then waive him again to address issues elsewhere.Dangerfield seemed to have finally found his role in 2016 when he made the team coming out of training camp and earned special teams co-ordinator Danny Smith’s admiration for his enthusiastic approach to his work. Then he injured his ankle near the end of training camp and was placed on injured reserve. The Steelers signed him to another futures contract in January, but even with his lengthy history with the club Dangerfield understood there were no guarantees.“You’ve just got to play your role,” Dangerfield said. “I don’t take special teams for granted. I love special teams.”Still, Dangerfield’s goal, like that of every special teamer, is to eventually land a more regular gig. Yet he’s also well aware of his current spot in the pecking order. He’s at best the fourth safety on the roster behind Davis, Edmunds and veteran Morgan Burnett. When the Steelers (7-2-1) play in Denver (4-6) on Sunday, Dangerfield likely will spend most of the afternoon standing on the sideline when the defence is on the field. The Broncos rely more heavily on the pass than the Jaguars, meaning there’s no need for Pittsburgh to send three safeties out there.That’s fine by Dangerfield. He has no control over when he plays. That’s hardly new territory. The fact he’s stuck around this long made his play against the Jaguars all the more gratifying. He sees no reason to change his mindset now, one that’s earned him respect across the locker room.“Everybody is waiting for their opportunity and Danger is one of those guys,” Pittsburgh cornerback Mike Hilton said. “He doesn’t complain. He doesn’t whine and we know when his number is called he’s going to do his job and get it done.”NOTES: RT Marcus Gilbert will miss his fifth straight game with a knee injury. Matt Feiler, who has filled in each of the last four weeks for Gilbert, is questionable due to a pectoral injury. If Feiler can’t start, rookie Chukwuma Okorafor will make his first NFL start. … DE Stephon Tuitt will sit a second straight week with an elbow injury. … LB Anthony Chickillo, dealing with an ankle injury, is expected to play.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLWill Graves, The Associated Press read more

Nurse jailed for injecting husband with insulin could have murder conviction quashed

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Her case is being heard at the Court of Appeal Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Winzar’s case will continue tomorrow. A hearing took place this morning but senior judges adjourned her case so that expert medical evidence could be obtained. Her case will continue tomorrow.Presiding judge, Lord Justice Irwin, said that her case has an “extraordinary history” and should be resolved as soon as possible.”We cannot go on middling this case, there has to be a decisive conclusion,” he told the Court of Appeal.Mr Justice William Davis said that the case will examine whether a “natural succession of events” which could cause hypoglycemia – dangerously low blood sugar levels – “and therefore death” was responsible.However Mr James Curtis, prosecuting, told the court that Mr McMcCarthy’s death “was not caused by some internal sudden lightning strike with the body turning in on itself” and added that evidence suggesting that he died of natural causes is “not fresh” and has “been covered various ways, a number of times before”.Several years after Mr McCarthy’s motorcycle accident, he lapsed into a coma and died in Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon on February 9.This is not the first time that Winzar has tried to overturn her conviction. A previous challenge was overturned by the Court of Appeal in December 2002. She applied to the CCRC in June 2005. The CCRC previously said it considers the new evidence “gives rise to a real possibility” her conviction will be quashed.Nicholas Brown, representing Winzar, said her case is that there must be a “natural causes explanation” for Mr McCarthy’s very low blood sugar levels when he was admitted to hospital.”To rely on only one blood sample would, in my view, be unsafe,” he said. He added that there’s a real possibility that test results carried out following Mr McCarthy’s death could be “statistically wrong” or “erroneous false negatives”.The case was adjourned yesterday to allow Winzar’s legal team to gather expert evidence as to the reliability of the particular medical test used to measure Mr McCarthy’s insulin levels. The court heard that, if the evidence does not support Winzar’s case, she may have to withdraw her appeal.The CCRC was formed in 1997. By January 2019, of the 648 cases where appeals have been heard by the courts, 437 have been allowed and 198 dismissed.In order for the Commission to be able to refer a case back to the court, it almost always needs to identify new evidence or issue which would provide grounds for a fresh appeal. Her case has now been referred to the Court of Appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), which investigates possible miscarriages of justice.She returned before three senior judges to prove that there is evidence of a “possible natural causes explanation” for her husband’s death. A nurse who spent 15 years in prison for murdering her disabled husband by injecting him with insulin could have her conviction quashed in the wake of new medical evidence.Deborah Winzar, 54, was jailed for life at Birmingham Crown Court in 2000 after a jury found her guilty of the murder of Dominic McCarthy.Her husband, 34, who was paralysed in a motorcycle accident in 1984, was found collapsed in his bed at the home the couple shared in Stonely, Cambridgeshire, on January 31 1997.A post-mortem revealed that he had a very high level of insulin in his blood and the prosecution’s case was his wife had both the opportunity and the skills to inject it.  Winzar, then a senior ward sister at Kettering General Hospital, denied any wrongdoing and always maintained that her husband must have died of natural causes.However since her release from prison, she is continuing her battle to clear her name in the courts. Her case is being heard at the Court of Appeal read more

Methane detection at a distance

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first_imgThe second generation LaserMethane mini Gen2 from Crowcon is changing the way methane can be detected. Using laser technology, LaserMethane mini Gen2 (LMm) allows users to reliably and accurately detect methane, at a safe distance. They can get results in seconds by simply pointing the laser beam towards the suspected source. The concentration of methane is measured by detecting the difference between the light emitted and the light received.In order to achieve high detection sensitivity and selectivity for methane, LaserMethane mini Gen2 uses a wavelength that both exhibits maximum adsorption and is unique to methane. The methane column density is the concentration of methane between the detector and the target and is the product of the concentration of the methane cloud (ppm.m) and path length through the cloud (metres) and is reported in units of ppm.m.last_img read more

FLSmidth sponsors Technology Hall of Fame Safety category

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first_imgFLSmidth is the sponsor of the Safety category for this year’s International Mining Technology Hall of Fame. So the company will be presenting the 2015 inductee for safety at the gala dinner event at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, on February 22, during SME Annual Conference week. Anyone wishing to make a nomination has until the end of this month. The nominations so far are:Richard Snively and Justine Blank of Snively Inc. and Ecom Instruments’ Rolf Neid and Kevin Spence are nominated for the first ever MSHA Permissible Mobile Computer (Ci70-EX) and Safety Tracker Software. Anything a laptop or tablet computer can do, can now be performed on the MSHA Permissible Ci70-EX Mobile Computer at the face and all areas of a mine without the fear of “Non-Permissible” equipment accidentally getting taken into hazardous areas and potentially causing an accident.It was initially developed to record data from inspections of 3500-5000 SCSR (Self Contained-Self Rescuers) every 90 days to a twenty-point inspection. This manual process was an extremely time-consuming process, prone to errors, exposure to MSHA fines due to errors and an overwhelming burden. This process would consume a safety tech’s time in locating, inspecting and reporting; therefore leaving little or no time for proactive safety measures in the mine. It can now all be done at the face on computer using barcode technology.Greg Baiden, Penguin Automated Systems CEO. In 2015 the company shipped what is thought to be the world’s first hangup assessment and clearing robotic system to Codelco’s Andina mine in Chile. The robot hangup clearance unit features an arm that extends 4.6 m horizontally and 10 m vertically through the throat of a drawbell in a block cave mine. At the end of the arm are a 3D camera, an infrared lighting system, a drill and an explosives loader. The robot scans the inside of the drawbell and creates a virtual map of the hangup.Optalert’s fatigue detection products have been developed with more than 20 years of research by a team which over the years has developed new methods of measuring eye and eyelid movements. This then led to the world’s first validated scale of drowsiness – the Johns Drowsiness Scale – after Optalert founder and Chief Scientist Dr Murray Johns.As the Founder and Chairman of British-based Trolex, one of the leading names in hazardous gas detection and environmental condition monitoring, John Pierce-Jones has led the development of a number of systems that have revolutionised mine safety around the world, saving thousands of lives.last_img read more

NXT running the Northeast for series of live events in February Kevin

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first_imgFacebook Google+ NXT running the Northeast for series of live events in FebruaryWWE COO Paul “Triple H” Levesque posted the following on Twitter on Monday announcing that NXT will be running a series of live events in the Northeast area in February..@WWENXT hits the northeast after #NXTTakeOver:#NXTPhilly 2/9#NXTAsburyPark 2/10#NXTAlbany 2/11Tickets on sale this Friday at 10am.— Triple H (@TripleH) January 2, 2017Kevin Owens reflects on his journey to the WWEWWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens posted the following on Twitter on Monday reflecting on his journey to where he is currently in the WWE.Less than 2 years ago, I was driving on the same road I’m on now to go perform in Lakeland for @WWENXT in front of 200 people…— Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) January 2, 2017 Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:34 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 Triple H Talks Neville On NXT Conference Call Videos Articles WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Pinterest Triple H Now Playing Up Next Now, @WWENXT sells out arenas and I’m on my way to Tampa for the 1st Raw of 2017 to host #TheKevinOwensShow as @WWE Universal Champion…— Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) January 2, 2017 WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Twitter Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next The lesson? No matter how unlikely or far off things seem, passion and heart can change a lot.Also, I’m good…but you knew that already.— Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) January 2, 2017 Now Playing Up Next Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Is WWE Losing Its Audience? WhatsApp 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Now Playing Up Next NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Lori Saldana on her race for Board of Supervisors in District 4

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first_img June 4, 2018 Lori Saldana on her race for Board of Supervisors in District 4 Posted: June 4, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe June Primary is Tuesday and Democrat Lori Saldana is running for County Supervisor of District 4.She sat down with KUSI with the latest on her campaign. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom last_img read more