10 months agoAtletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak ends international exile

first_imgAtletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak ends international exileby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak is ready to end his international exile.New Slovenia coach Matjaz Kek says he’s been in touch with Oblak and he’s ready to return to the international fold. He had stepped away after rowing with former coach Tomaz Kavcic.”I have talked with Jan Oblak … The most important thing is that he is ready and willing. He will be summoned for the next game of the national team,” Kek told the Vecer.”I was not interested in what happened in the past. “The important thing is that Jan has not put conditions, he just has said he will gladly attend the call.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 days agoFletcher backing Rashford to prove Man Utd matchwinner against Liverpool

first_imgFletcher backing Rashford to prove Man Utd matchwinner against Liverpoolby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United captain Darren Fletcher is backing Marcus Rashford to prove the matchwinner against Liverpool on Sunday.Rashford has endured a difficult start to the season having only scored one goal from open play for Manchester United so far this term, but his goal and performance for England in their 6-0 win over Bulgaria on Monday showed signs of promise.”I think Daniel James has been a breath of fresh air and Scott McTominay has come to the fore and drives the team forward. Probably Marcus Rashford [is the match-winner in the side],” he told Sky Sports.”I think he is feeling the pressure of that a little bit this season, you want to say to him ‘relax, don’t try too hard’. We want him to try, obviously, but it’s a case of not trying too hard – wait for your opportunities.”I think for Marcus Rashford, like Manchester United, it could be the game that kick-starts the season. He’s a real talisman and the goals and performances are in him, all it takes is something to click.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Tua Tagovailoa Gave Kyler Murray A Present After Winning The Heisman Trophy

first_img2018 Heisman Trophy finalists Dwayne Haskins, Kyler Murray, and Tua Tagovailoa.ESPNThe debate over whether Kyler Murray or Tua Tagovailoa should have won the Heisman will continue even though Murray took home the award on Saturday night. Both players have their groups of supporters, but it is also fair to say they are big fans of each other.After Murray won college football’s highest honor, Tagovailoa congratulated the Oklahoma star with a very personal gift: an authentic Hawaiian floral lei.Tua’s younger brother Taulia presented Murray with the lei after the ceremony.“They are all about family and they make sure everybody else is good,” Murray told AL.com. “I enjoyed being around their family for the past two days and they’ve been nothing but supportive of me. So, I’m very appreciative of them.”Murray thanked Tagovailoa for the gesture on Twitter last night.Respect brother. @Tuaamann pic.twitter.com/alEG5kTPaK— Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) December 10, 2018This is definitely an awesome move from Tagovailoa. It shows the high level of mutual respect between the two competitors.The next time these two see each other, it will be in the Orange Bowl, where Alabama and Oklahoma will battle for a spot in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.last_img read more

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Mack Brown Makes Huge Assistant Coach Hire At UNC

first_imgGeneral view of Kenan Stadium.CHAPEL HILL, NC – NOVEMBER 05: General view of the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Kenan Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)North Carolina head football coach Mack Brown has reportedly made a major assistant coach hire with the Tar Heels.Brown, who’s come out of retirement to lead UNC’s program, is reportedly hiring a top assistant coach out of the SEC.Ole Miss’ offensive coordinator, Phil Longo, is reportedly taking the same role with the Tar Heels.The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman first reported the news.“SOURCE: #OleMiss OC Phil Longo will become the new offensive coordinator at UNC for Mack Brown who is going Air-Raid,” he reports.SOURCE: #OleMiss OC Phil Longo will become the new offensive coordinator at UNC for Mack Brown who is going Air-Raid.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 11, 2018Longo joined Ole Miss’ program in 2017 after coaching at the FCS level at Sam Houston State. He led one of the top offenses in the country at Sam Houston State.Stay tuned for an official announcement.last_img read more

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No doubt India can win World Cup 2019: Rashid Khan to India Today

first_imgOther Videos from Sports 22:37 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 A new start for BCCI: Sourav Ganguly after taking charge as board president 04:27 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Former India captain Sourav Ganguly takes over as 39th BCCI president 03:09 Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 Haven’t had a discussion about Ashwin’s future at KXIP yet, says coach Kumble 09:34 Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 Never aspired to become BCCI chief: Sourav Ganguly 05:16 Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 Sourav Ganguly likely to become new BCCI boss 09:04 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 We will create Indian champions in Free Fire: Kiren Rijiju 02:16 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Watch: Free Fire India Today League trophy unveiled 03:11 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Watch: Kalli Purie speech at Free Fire India Today League trophy Load More Other Video CategoriesIndiaSportsMoviesSo SorryProgrammelast_img read more

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JES Clinches Another Shipbuilding Contract

first_img Print  Close zoom JES International Holdings, through its subsidiary Jiangsu New East Marine Equipment Co., Ltd, has clinched another contract for the construction of a Post-panamax bulk carrier plus options for another 3 similar vessels with the same design.The value of the 95,000DWT bulk carriers, if all the options are exercised, shall be worth up to US$120 million. The contract and options are repeated orders from a European customer.The delivery of the vessel under the contract is expected to take place in September 2015 whereas the delivery of the vessels under the options, if exercised, is expected to take place from November 2015 onwards. JES, March 11, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My locationlast_img read more

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Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-755-7146 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-8175 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Burnside Drive Burnside Drive, from Commodore Drive to the ramp at Highway 111 and the eastbound ramp from Highway 111 to Burnside Drive for about one kilometre, will have lane closures at various locations and times for widening, gravelling, signal installation, paving and repaving until Thursday, Jan. 31. Traffic control consist of cones, barriers, signs and traffic control people. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Some weekend work may be involved. Local Area Office: 902-670-1727 Fax: 902-538-8288 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Northwest Arm Drive Northwest Arm Drive at Walter Havill Drive and the Albert Walker Connector intersection will be reduced to one lane for signal upgrades until Friday, Feb. 29. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport will be reduced to one lane for repairs and replacement of the bridge abutments until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice.center_img Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 -30- Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-0054 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Folly Lake Bridge Folly Lake Bridge over the CN rail tracks will be periodically reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Wednesday, Jan. 16. A 25-tonne weight restriction will be in place until repairs are completed. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes. Work takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Sunday, including weekends. PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signals. A wide-load detour route is marked. CONTINUING WORK PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Big Gut Bridge on Route 348 near Pictou Landing is open to motorists. A temporary bridge will accommodate one-lane traffic and is controlled by traffic signals. The bridge width restriction is 4.2 metres. Motorists should proceed with caution.last_img read more

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OPPO becomes 3rd most trusted smartphone brand in India

first_imgSan Francisco: Chinese smartphone player OPPO on Tuesday announced that the brand has secured third spot in the most trusted smartphone brand in India, according to a report by Mumbai-based analytics firm Trust Research Advisory (TRA). According to TRA’s Brand Trust Report 2019, OPPO climbed up seven ranks to secure this year’s third spot in the top 10 smartphone brands in India. Incorporating advanced technologies like motorised camera, 10X Hybrid Zoom, fast charging, in-display fingerprint scanner and bezel-less display even in the budget segment, smartphones have helped the company retain its spot in the top brands, the company said in a statement. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app With one of its biggest Research and Development centres in Hyderabad, OPPO plans to intensify its business in India. The company also houses its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Greater Noida. In addition, while Dell has emerged as the most trusted brand in India this year, OPPO has also secured an overall 28th rank in TRA’s Brand Trust Report, 2019. OPPO was recently recognised as the most-preferred innovative handset brand in the premium segment, as per an independent study conducted by the analyst firm CyberMedia Research (CMR), the company added.last_img read more

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Promoted Pretorious fires SA into healthy SL lead

first_imgJohannesburg: Dwaine Pretorius took advantage of a promotion in the South African batting order with a power-packed innings in the third and final Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday. All-rounder Pretorius hit 77 not out off 42 balls at number three as South Africa made 198 for two after being sent in. Reeza Hendricks made 66, his second straight half-century, and captain JP Duminy hit 34 not out off 14 deliveries as South Africa finished the innings strongly. South Africa have already taken the series after winning the first two matches. Duminy said at the toss that Pretorius had been moved up three because of limited opportunities to bat in previous matches. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”It was a good surprise and I am just happy it came off,” Pretorius told SuperSport television as he left the field. Pretorius, who hit seven fours and three sixes, shared a second-wicket stand of 90 with Hendricks and a rapid unbeaten 71 in the last five overs with Duminy. Hendricks, who made 65 in the second match in Centurion on Friday, started slowly but picked up the pace to make his 66 off 52 balls with eight fours and two sixes.last_img read more

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Affected Families of Police Homicide present petition to Ontario Legislature

Families who have lost a loved one at the hands of police assembled at Queens Park for two reasons today. First, to remember the people who’ve died. And secondly. to present a petition to the legislature.As Cindy Csordas reports, the hope is the government will enact some recommended changes with the hope to save lives. The pain was felt at a memorial honouring the dead. People here believe their loved ones were unjustly killed by police.Steve Mesic was shot and killed by Hamilton police two years ago. Mesic never got to meet his unborn son. “Steve’s death has shaken the foundation of my family. Our life has changed dramatically in every way imaginable” says Steve’s widow Sharon Dorr. The “Affected Families of Police Homicide” group presented a petition to the Ontario legislature. It suggests police should get random urine tests to check for drug use. The group also wants to see police equipped with other non-lethal weapons.Norm Dorr would have been Steve Mesic’s father in law. “Pulling a revolver where there’s no going back. There’s no going back for the officer, there’s no going back for the person who’s the target of the bullets, there’s no going back for the families. It’s over, they’re shot, they’re dead.”Jeffrey Reodica was killed by a police officer in Scarborough eleven years ago . “We have an eyewitness that says he hit my son in the head with his gun and then pushed him down and bang bang bang. He was shot four times” says his father Willie Reodica. Families here say the number of people shot dead by police continues to grow and more often then not they are cleared of their actions by the Special Investigations Unit.But NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh says the last Ombudsman’s report showed that the government created barriers that prevent the SIU from probing deaths properly. read more

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Annan says democratic principles must prevail both nationally and internationally

“Whether we are operating at the national or global level, in a globalizing world more than ever before our touchstone must be the will of the people,” Mr. Annan told some 400 participants attending the meeting in Oslo as he began an official visit to Norway. The Secretary-General highlighted the many advantages of democratic governance within States, while pointing out that it was “just as important” internationally. He observed that despite significant advances, “democracy at the global level is far from what it could be.” The United Nations, for example, could be more democratic if the Security Council were reformed and made more representative of the UN membership as a whole. Recognizing that this matter must be decided by the Member States, he noted that “sadly, while almost all of them agree on the need for reform, agreement on the details remains elusive.” Looking beyond the Security Council, Mr. Annan pointed out that decisions affecting billions of people were taken in other institutions, such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the “Group of Eight” countries. “We would live in a better and fairer world – indeed, a more democratic world – if, in all those places, greater weight were given to the views and interests of the poor, who form a substantial majority of the human race,” he said. The Secretary-General lauded the Organization of African Unity (OAU) for taking the “courageous stand” of declaring that its summit meetings will no longer admit leaders who have come to power by unconstitutional means. “I look forward to the day when the General Assembly of the United Nations follows this fine example, for I have no doubt that its authority will be greatly strengthened when all the governments represented in it are themselves, clearly and unmistakably, representative of the peoples of the world,” he said. The conference, convened under the theme “the challenges of democratic governance in a globalizing world,” was opened by Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and chaired by Foreign Minister Torbjorn Jagland. Earlier in the day, the Secretary-General held separate discussions with both of those officials, among other high-level contacts. Following his meeting with the Prime Minister, the Secretary-General told reporters that he had thanked Mr. Stoltenberg for “the contribution of Norway, not only for the fight against AIDS but in the whole area of economic and social development, the work you have done with us in the Middle East on peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians,” among other issues. Asked about the situation in the Middle East, the Secretary-General warned that measures must be taken to break the prevailing deadlock and prevent a deterioration. “What is essential is for all of us to recognize that the current impasse in the region cannot be allowed to persist,” he said. “It is dangerous, it is raising tensions in the region, and if we do not take concrete steps to contain it, it may spread to other parts of the region and beyond.” Tomorrow, the Secretary-General is scheduled to meet with the President of Norway and other senior officials. read more

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Newly revised technology regulations represent win for consumers – UN official

“This treaty contains many gains and achievements, including increased transparency in international mobile roaming charges and competition, an extremely important win for consumers,” ITU’s Secretary-General, Hamadoun I. Touré, said in a statement. The drafting of the revised International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) treaty marks the culmination of the ITU World Conference on International Telecommunications, which began in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates on 3 December.The current ITRs functions as the binding global treaty designed to facilitate international interconnection of information and communication services, as well as ensuring their efficiency and widespread public usefulness and availability.Mr. Touré noted that the revised treaty contains a newly updated article that will promote greater connectivity for people with disabilities as well as a new resolution covering land-locked developing nations and small island developing States. “This resolution will set the framework for increased investment and roll out of broadband and mobile broadband, bringing vital services to populations that are currently disconnected,” he stated. “Information and communication technologies can now play a greater role in driving sustainable development, in particular with new articles that provide recommendations for dealing with the growing scourge of e-waste and promoting greater energy efficiency,” he added.“I have been saying in the run-up to this conference that this conference is not about governing the Internet,” Mr. Touré stated, referring to various reports that the conference was trying to restrict freedom online. “I repeat that the conference did not include provisions on the Internet in the treaty text.” Annexed to the treaty, he noted, is a non-binding resolution that aims to foster the development and growth of the Internet – a task that ITU has contributed significantly to since the beginning of the Internet era. It is also a task that is central to the ITU’s mandate to connect the world – a world that today still has two thirds of its population without Internet access, he added.“History will show that this conference has achieved something extremely important,” the ITU head said. “It has succeeded in bringing unprecedented public attention to the different and important perspectives that govern global communications. There is not one single world view but several, and these views need to be accommodated and engaged.” read more

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Review Youngstown Boys chronicles lives of former Buckeyes Jim Tressel Maurice Clarett

Lantern file photoWhen Maurice Clarett and Jim Tressel started their respective football careers in a city in the heart of Mahoning County, each seemed destined for greatness.For Clarett, it was supposed to be a Heisman-worthy career at Ohio State before a lengthy and successful NFL journey. For Tressel, it was meant to be multiple national titles in Columbus and surpassing the shadow of Woody Hayes before riding off into the sunset.Both men fell short, but ultimately found purpose in their lives that could impact many other people in ways other than either of the aforementioned legacies. In the end, two Youngstown boys, known for their football prowess, could very well make their hometown proud for reasons that could never take place between the white lines of a football field.As part of its noteworthy documentary series “30 for 30,” ESPN released the latest chapter in the series Saturday, chronicling the lives of the former Buckeyes.The special program, called “Youngstown Boys,” portrayed the rise, fall and rebirth of the former OSU running back and his relationship with the former Buckeye football coach.As one could assume, the documentary offered a very in-depth profile of Clarett and his life, but took on a different theme as well. His relationship with Tressel took a large role in the film and made “Youngstown Boys” about much more than the trials and tribulations of one of the most iconic players in Buckeye history.Directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, the film provides a look into the firm relationship between the two men, from their roots in Youngstown to their beginnings at Ohio State. As the film depicted, Clarett was leaning towards Notre Dame or Michigan before Tressel took over in Columbus in 2001. From that moment on, the running back knew he was meant to be a Buckeye.Although everything started off smoothly for the duo, their relationship — along with Clarett’s life — took a sharp negative following OSU’s 2003 National Championship victory against the Miami Hurricanes. Former OSU athletic director Andy Geiger took the brunt of the heat for Clarett’s suspension in 2003 after it was found he took illegal benefits, but the film also took an angle that portrayed Tressel as a sellout. Rather than being a father figure to the young and lost Clarett, Tressel followed the route of prestige and power, ultimately retaining favor and love from OSU and its vast nation of fans.From that point, Clarett’s life turned into a nightmare. He sued the NFL and was ultimately denied the right to enter the NFL draft early. He fell into a deep depression that sent him back into the streets he narrowly avoided as a child. He worked hard to impress at the NFL combine after two years away from the game, but failed miserably and didn’t receive a single NFL carry after being drafted in the third round by the Denver Broncos. Finally, it all hit a breaking point as Clarett was jailed for having multiple loaded weapons in his car after a high-pursuit police chase.That breaking point, as Clarett sat in jail, began to string together incidents that would bring the “Youngstown Boys” back together again.Tressel, seeing the result of his mishandling of the former running back, began taking responsibility for his actions and hold himself to a higher standard. Ultimately, that higher standard cost him his job at OSU, as Tressel defended his players, as “any father would,” and took the fall for their actions.Tressel resigned in 2011 after 10 seasons at the helm in the wake of the Tattoo-gate scandal, where some former players were found to be receiving illegal benefits. And in what seemed to be an ironic paradox, both “Youngstown Boys” saw such glory just years before, sat at the lowest points in their respective lives.In their misery, both men found their purpose in life beyond football. As Clarett sat in jail, enriching his mind in the way he had enriched his body for years before, both the running back and the coach reached out to each other and rebuilt a strained relationship.While OSU was certainly a glorious path along their journey, each of the “Youngstown Boys” said they believe there is a higher purpose to fulfill. Both are using their influence and experience to help people to better their lives.Tressel, now executive vice president at the University of Akron, is trying to provide a guiding light to a new generation of students while Clarett is using his life to help provide a way for others to avoid his mistakes. Through it all, they maintain a very loving and helping relationship in which they have forgiven and forgotten all of their past transgressions. read more

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Prison inmate investigated over Cop Killer nickname on Xbox Live

first_imgPrison officials and police are investigating whether an inmate convicted of killing a traffic police officer illegally accessed Xbox’s internet gaming service from his cell under the nickname “Cop Killer”.Gary Cody, who said prison was “easy” before he was jailed in 2014 over the death of Pc Andy Duncan, accessed Microsoft’s Xbox Live and web TV from his cell at HMP Ford using a smuggled mobile phone, according to The Sun.The 28-year-old is said to have adopted the name for a profile on the gaming platform that allows users to play against each other and communicate over the internet. Pc Andy Duncan died after he was hit by Gary Cody’s carCredit:PA Pc Andy Duncan The Prison Service launched an investigation when Cody, who is also known as Gary Bromige, posted pictures on social media of him using the console at the Category D jail.It is understood that intelligence linking him to the Cop Killer profile is yet to be uncovered and the matter has been referred to Sussex Police to investigate.Cody was jailed for eight and a half years over the death of Pc Duncan who was hit while carrying out speed checks in Sutton, south London, in the early hours of September 20 2013.The father-of-two had stepped out to pull Cody over after he was detected driving at 80-88mph in his VW Golf GTI.Cody, a serial offender who was uninsured at the time, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.When he was sentenced a judge said he had been heard telling fellow inmates: “Prison is easy. I’ve got my telly. Don’t care how long I get.”A Prison Service spokesman said: “Prisoners do not have access to Sky TV. Where there is evidence to suggest offenders are illegally accessing the internet, we will always push for the strongest possible punishment – including referring the matter to the police as we have done in this case.” 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.last_img read more

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Australia top spot for mining investment Nevada and Alaska ranked best in

first_imgAustralia is the world’s most attractive region for mining investment, according to the annual global survey of mining executives released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank.  “Despite a global downturn of commodity prices, governments worldwide can offer competitive, transparent, and stable mining policies to encourage exploration and investment,” said Kenneth Green, Fraser Institute senior director of energy and natural resources and director of the Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies, 2015.The annual survey rates 109 jurisdictions around the world based on geologic attractiveness and the extent government policies encourage or deter exploration and investment.  Western Australia ranks as the number one jurisdiction in the world for mining investment. In addition to being blessed with an abundance of mineral potential, miners give the jurisdiction’s government credit for having transparent mining policies, a strong legal system, clear regulations and skilled labour force.  In total, three Australian jurisdictions finished in the top 10 worldwide: Western Australia (1), Northern Territory (7) and South Australia (10).Canada and the USAs also fare prominently in this year’s survey. Saskatchewan is the top-ranked Canadian province—second overall—while Nevada is the top US state placing third. Five out of the top 10 worldwide jurisdictions are, in fact, in North America. Two European jurisdictions complete the top 10 list—Ireland (4) and Finland (5). “Europe’s median investment attractiveness score experienced a notable increase. As in previous years, a number of European countries continue to be praised for their attractive policy environments, which include clear licensing policies and efficient permitting processes,” said Taylor Jackson, Fraser Institute policy analyst.Chile, ranks 11th overall, remains the most attractive jurisdiction for mining investment in Latin America and the Caribbean Basin while Honduras (107th) and Venezuela (108th) continue to be among the least attractive jurisdictions in the world for investment.  The African continent, as a whole, continues to better its performance since 2012, buoyed by Burkina Faso (29th). As a region, Africa now ranks ahead of Oceania, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and Argentina for its investment attractiveness.Worldwide investment attractiveness rankings (Top 10):Western AustraliaSaskatchewanNevadaIrelandFinlandAlaskaNorthern TerritoryQuebecUtahSouth AustraliaWorldwide investment attractiveness rankings (Bottom 10):La RiojaVenezuelaHondurasGreeceSolomon IslandsChubutGuinea (Conakry)KenyaMendozaRio Negrolast_img read more

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Boxee Box by DLink starts shipping

first_imgBoxee has started its bid to be the only box you need under your TV with the launch of the Boxee Box by D-Link in 33 countries.To sum up what it is, the Boxee Box aims to be your complete entertainment center connected to your main HD TV. Out the box it streams both standard and high definition content from all the well-known web services such as YouTube, VUDU, MUBI, OpenFilm, IndieMoviesOnline, and EZTakes, but there’s also plans to add Netflix (by the end of 2010) and Hulu Plus as soon as possible.In terms of compatibility Boxee Box promises perfect 720p and 1080p video stream playback as well as support for both 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound. There’s also no need to worry about compatibility as this codec support list shows:AdChoices广告MKVSSAPGSAC3VC1TSH264FLVASSAVIOGGISOM2TSVOBSRTAACFLACSince the beta, Boxee has redesigned the interface to be as clean as possible. Movies, TV, Apps, Music, and Photos take prominent positions on the menu system. There’s also the ability to link in your Twitter and Facebook accounts allowing you to recommend and see recommendations for what to watch from friends.There’s a slew of apps available to use with the latest including:Vevo premium music video serviceVice Magazine for underground culture and the new supporting VBS.TV video channelAccuweather for all your weather needsSearch is integrated for easy access to content, but as a backup Boxee has included a basic Webkit, HTML5 compliant web browser for when you just want to locate content yourself online. The in-built search allows movie, TV, and app searches to be performed.If you want one they are available now from the Boxee website for $199.99. If you live outside the U.S. then you need to check your country has them available. Release dates also vary.Read more at the Boxee Team BlogMatthew’s OpinionThe Boxee Box is the simplest way to get the service up and running and connected to your main TV. However, it’s also possible to make your own Boxee using a spare PC or laptop. Just check out what you need to do on the Make a Boxee page.Boxee has certainly made a compelling product here. It’s relatively cheap to buy, has good support out the box, and the web browser as a backup ensures if what you are looking for is not available through the main interface, you can go find it yourself. Boxee’s team does admit the browser needs some work though, as it is quite basic. But at least they included it.We are going to see more products like Boxee and Google TV appearing as the move to streaming content over the web gains pace. What’s clear is the winners will be those products that have support for the most popular services, with Netflix and Hulu being key.last_img read more

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Toner set to miss out as Schmidt makes tough World Cup squad

first_imgToner set to miss out as Schmidt makes tough World Cup squad decisions Luke McGrath appears to have edged out Kieran Marmion in the scrum-half spots. By Murray Kinsella Short URL Monday 2 Sep 2019, 9:52 AM Sep 2nd 2019, 9:52 AM Locks (4): James Ryan, Iain Henderson, Jean Kleyn, Tadhg BeirneBack rows (5): Peter O’Mahony, CJ Stander, Jack Conan, Josh van der Flier, Rhys RuddockScrum-halves (2): Conor Murray, Luke McGrathOut-halves (3): Johnny Sexton, Joey Carbery, Jack CartyCentres (4): Bundee Aki, Robbie Henshaw, Garry Ringrose, Will AddisonBack threes (5): Jacob Stockdale, Rob Kearney, Keith Earls, Jordan Larmour, Andrew Conway. Get the latest Rugby World Cup news and analysis, delivered straight to your inbox: Share25 Tweet Email3 130 Comments https://the42.ie/4791964 65,216 Views JOE SCHMIDT IS set to spring a surprise omission in his 31-man Ireland squad for the World Cup with Devin Toner likely to miss out in the second row.The 33-year-old has essentially been an ever-present figure during Schmidt’s tenure but is now set to be left out, with Munster’s twice-capped Jean Kleyn instead looking likely to travel to Japan. Devin Toner looks set to miss out on Ireland’s final World Cup squad. Source: James Crombie/INPHOMeanwhile, The42 understands that Leinster’s Luke McGrath is set to edge out Kieran Marmion of Connacht for the second scrum-half spot in Schmidt’s squad.Marmion has been a regular presence in Schmidt’s group in recent years but it now looks as though McGrath’s excellent performances in pre-season training, as well as his form for Leinster last season, have won him the chance to back-up Conor Murray.Munster man Tadhg Beirne is also set to travel with Ireland, covering the second row and blindside flanker, while Rhys Ruddock is another man who appears to have earned the nod from Schmidt among the back row options. Ruddock’s possible inclusion looks to have come at a cost for the versatile Jordi Murphy, who could miss out. Luke McGrath looks to have been selected ahead of Kieran Marmion. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOConnacht’s Jack Carty looks set to travel as Ireland’s third out-half option, having pushed ahead of Ross Byrne, while Jordan Larmour and Andrew Conway appear to have earned spots amongst the back three players.Will Addison is expected to be named as a fourth centre, while also covering the back three positions, with Chris Farrell possible unlucky to miss out.Schmidt is due to officially confirm his 31-man World Cup squad on Sunday. Possible Ireland World Cup squad:Hookers (3): Rory Best, Niall Scannell, Sean CroninProps (5): Cian Healy, Dave Kilcoyne, Tadhg Furlong, John Ryan, Andrew Porter Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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New President for SAE Youth

first_imgA new president has been elected for the Victorian Branch of the SAE Youth following the recent resignation of Emmanuel Lampou. The Council elected Olga Simeonidis as the new president at a meeting on Sunday May 17. The SAE Oceania & Far East Coordinator George Angelopoulos and Victorian SAE Councillors Dimitris Kanellakos and Kyriakos Papadimitropoulos were present at the meeting. As reported last week in Neos Kosmos English Edition the resignation of Mr Lambou stemmed from an email chain that led to a war of words between members.According to sources Mr Angelopoulos addressed the issue useing stern language to criticise the events that led to Mr Lambou’s resignation. However, he didn’t go so far as to ask another member of the SAE Youth network that was involved in the dispute to step down from her position, as certain members had anticipated. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Le niveau des mers augmente à une vitesse 60 supérieure aux prévisions

first_imgLe niveau des mers augmente à une vitesse 60% supérieure aux prévisionsLe réchauffement climatique entraîne l’élévation du niveau des mers mais celui-ci s’effectue à une vitesse 60% plus importante que ne l’avait projeté en 2007 le Giec (groupe d’experts de l’ONU sur le climat). Actuellement, les mers montent en moyenne de 3,2 millimètres par an.C’est une étude préoccupante que viennent de dévoiler trois climatologues dans la revue britannique Environmental Research Letters. Celle-ci révèle que l’élévation du niveau des mers  s’effectue à une vitesse 60% plus importante que ne l’avait projeté en 2007 le Giec (Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat). Ainsi, les experts indiquent que la projection “la plus fiable” du Giec en 2007, basée sur des données de 2003, prévoyait une hausse de 2 millimètres par an d’ici 2010 alors qu’elle est en réalité de 3,2 mm.Dans son rapport de 2007, le Giec avait estimé qu’avec ce rythme, la hausse atteindrait de 18 à 59 centimètres d’ici à la fin du siècle. Mais une série d’études scientifiques indiquent désormais que l’élévation pourrait atteindre, voire dépasser, un mètre. Bien que l’étude qui vient d’être réalisée n’ait pas porté sur ce point, ce chiffre est jugé crédible par Stefan Rahmstorf de l’Institut de recherche sur l’impact du changement climatique de Potsdam, un des auteurs de l’étude.Pour justifier cette différence, les spécialistes ont d’ores et déjà émis quelques hypothèses. Selon eux, l’estimation trop basse du Giec sur la hausse du niveau des mers peut s’expliquer par le fait que l’ampleur du phénomène de fonte des calottes glacières ou glaciers plus modestes était bien moins connue à l’époque. De plus, le dernier rapport du groupe se base sur des informations obtenues entre 1993 et 2003. A l’époque, les mesures par satellite étaient encore relativement nouvelles, et les scientifiques manquaient de recul pour être sûrs de leur fiabilité. Une hausse source de désastres climatiques et de conflits  À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Néanmoins, une telle montée pour avoir de sérieuses conséquences. “Cela signifie que les zones situées à moins d’un mètre au-dessus du niveau de la mer, où il y a une grande concentration de population comme au Bangladesh, vont disparaître”, a souligné l’un des co-auteurs, Grant Foster, de la société américaine Tempo Analytics. “Il va y avoir des centaines de millions de réfugiés climatiques, ainsi que de possibles guerres et toutes sortes de conflits pour l’accès aux ressources”, a-t-il ajouté cité par l’AFP. “Pour les grandes villes côtières comme New York, les effets attendus sont probablement ce qu’on a vu pendant l’ouragan Sandy”, a-t-il encore tenu à préciser.Le 28 novembre 2012 à 15:14 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Boissons énergisantes un risque pour les jeunes et les femmes enceintes

first_imgBoissons énergisantes : un risque pour les jeunes et les femmes enceintesUn document de l’Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation (Anses) met en garde contre les dangers que représentent les boissons énergisantes, en particulier lorsqu’elles sont associées à de l’alcool. Leur consommation est particulièrement déconseillée chez les enfants, les adolescents, les femmes enceintes et allaitantes.Depuis quelques années, le commerce des boissons énergisantes connait un véritable succès qui ne cesse de croitre. Les produits se multipliant, ce sont aujourd’hui 9 millions de Français qui en consommeraient pour un total de 40 millions de litres bus par an. Des chiffres qui préoccupent alors que l’on s’interroge de plus en plus sur les risques de ces boissons. Dans un communiqué, l’Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation (Anses) a ainsi décidé de mettre en garde contre ces produits. Selon elle, les boissons dites “énergisantes” (BDE) n’ont d’énergisant que le nom. En effet, l’Agence estime que ce terme est purement commercial puisqu’il ne répond pas à un encadrement réglementaire précis. Pourtant, toutes ces boissons, qui sont commercialisées en France depuis 2008, contiennent de la caféine et dans des quantités peu négligeables :  en moyenne, elles contiennent l’équivalent de deux expressos par cannette. Mais elles recèleraient également d’autres ingrédients qui ne sont pas sans risque pour la santé.Des boissons à l’origine de troubles variés ? Aussi, les BDE sont notamment accusées d’être à l’origine de troubles cardiaques (arrêt cardiaque, sensations d’oppression ou de douleurs thoraciques, tachycardie, hypertension…) et de troubles neurologiques et du comportement (irritabilité, nervosité, anxiété, voire crises de panique, hallucinations, épilepsie). En tout, 257 cas d’effets indésirables ont été signalés à l’Anses, dont 212 pouvaient être analysés, révèle le rapport. “Le rôle des BDE caféinées a été jugé ‘vraisemblable ou très vraisemblable’ pour 25 cas, soit 12% des signalements”, précise Franck Fourès, directeur adjoint santé alimentation à l’Anses. Pour l’Agence, les arrêts cardiaques surviennent très vraisemblablement chez des sujets génétiquement prédisposés (1 pour mille environ), et en particulier lorsque la boisson est associée à de l’alcool.A éviter chez les plus sensibles L’Agence déconseille donc aux plus fragiles : les enfants et les adolescents de consommer des BDE (et de la caféine en général). Ils pourraient notamment être victimes de troubles du sommeil, somnoler le jour et même risquer de développer ultérieurement des addictions à d’autres substances psycho-actives. Comme le rappelle l’étude, 11% des enfants de 3 à 10 ans et 7% des 11-14 ans dépassent déjà des taux de caféine à éviter. A ce stade des signes de sevrage peuvent apparaître, ce seuil étant atteint avec moins d’une demi-canette standard de BDE chez un enfant de 35 kg. De même, les boissons énergisantes sont déconseillées aux femmes enceintes. Chez ces dernières, le fœtus pourrait présenter un retard de croissance. La caféine pouvant passer dans le lait maternel, les femmes allaitantes sont également mises en garde. Par ailleurs, l’Anses indique que ces boissons énergisantes BDE peuvent provoquer des réactions délétères chez les personnes affectées de certains troubles cardio-vasculaires, psychiatriques ou neurologiques (épilepsie) ou encore chez celles souffrant d’insuffisance rénale ou hépatique.Un encadrement plus strict À lire aussiQue se passe-t-il lorsque l’on fait bouillir du coca-cola ?”Il est important d’alerter sur les risques et d’éviter des surconsommations abusives. Nous n’allons pas a priori vers l’interdiction mais nous devons aller vers un encadrement plus strict”, a ainsi déclaré la ministre de la Santé Marisol Touraine citée par l’AFP. C’est ce que recommande l’Anses qui souhaite que soit encadrée la promotion des BDE, dans les contextes “à risque (festifs, sportifs)”. D’autant qu'”à côté des accidents graves, mais rares, il y a aussi un problème général de prise de risque : le mélange boissons “énergisantes”/alcool réduit la sensation de fatigue due à l’alcool et conduit à surestimer ses capacités, par exemple, à prendre le volant”, souligne Franck Fourès. De son côté, l’Europe prévoit d’imposer à partir de décembre 2014 la mention “teneur élevée en caféine déconseillée aux enfants et aux femmes enceintes et allaitantes” pour les boissons en contenant plus de 150 mg/litre, soit la majeure partie d’entre elles.Le 2 octobre 2013 à 17:43 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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