Iron Mike

first_imgNzeusseu was an imposing presence in the lane with 10 points and 14 rebounds as he picked apart St. Benilde’s frontline and opened a wide door of opportunities for speedy guards JC and Jayvee Marcelino to carry out what they do best.The Marcelino twins combined for 28 points, 14 rebounds and five steals, most of them done in a whirlwind second half as the Pirates went on to notch their ninth victory in 12 games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“We are not really looking at the next few games, but we just want to make sure that every opportunity that’s given to us, we’ll make the most out of it,” said Lyceum coach Topex Robinson.Several bad decisions and miscues actually accelerated the downfall of the Blazers, who now lost five of their last six games for a 6-5 record after committing 20 turnovers. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mike Harry Nzeusseu is a certified workhorse that College of St. Benilde found hard to match.Hammering his beefy frame inside, Nzeusseu gave the Lyceum Pirates the needed stability for them to outlast the Blazers, 85-83, in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man Indonesia thwarts PH ladies’ upset plans Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’ PLAY LIST 02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img “We struggled a bit in the first half. We just focused on making stops,” said Robinson.Prince Carlos and Justin Gutang, who registered a triple-double output of 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, kept the Blazers within winning distance late in the final frame, but those errors worked to the Pirates’ advantage.Letran exploited its height advantage to the hilt in the other game by overpowering San Sebastian, 99-82, built on the efforts of big men Larry Muyang, Jeo Ambohot and Ato Ular.The three practically threw their weight around as the Knights relentlessly attacked inside to bounce back from a double-overtime setback against the Mapua Cardinals.Scoring leader Allyn Bulanadi had a couple of threes and finished with 20 points, but was shackled by the Knights at a time when the Stags needed the MVP contender most.ADVERTISEMENT The Knights moved up to solo third with an 8-4 record while the Stags absorbed their fourth loss in 11 games after churning out back-to-back victories at the start of the second round.In the opening game, Mapua weathered a hard-fighting Emilio Aguinaldo College, 79-76, to keep its Final Four hopes alive.Trailing by two near the end, Noah Lugo and Laurenz Victoria came to the rescue as the Cardinals held off the Generals for their fifth win in 11 games.Marwin Taywan turned from hero to heel after his potential game-winning three hit nothing but air in the closing seconds.Prior to that air ball, Taywan made it a two-point deficit after back-to-back baskets only to lose grip in the end that kept the Generals plummeting further to a 1-11 record.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers View commentslast_img read more

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Caeleb Dressel matches Michael Phelps, helps U.S. to best world medals haul

first_imgCaeleb Dressel of the United States heralded a new era in world swimming when he equalled the great Michael Phelps’s feat of seven golds at a single world championships as the 17th edition closed on Sunday.The 20-year-old Dressel underlined his credentials as the world’s fastest starter in breathtaking fashion at the Duna Arena when he broke away on the butterfly leg to give the U.S. gold in the men’s 4×100 metres medley relay.Photo Credit: Reuters Dressel had already won three individual golds and three relay titles in Budapest and Sunday’s addition allowed him to match his compatriot Phelps’ tally from the 2007 championships in Melbourne.He also helped the U.S. to record their best-ever world championship haul, with 38 medals.However the enormity of the Florida student’s achievements had yet to fully sink in.”I’ve never had it happen so I don’t really know what to say,” he told reporters. “I’m going to take a little break in Europe, go to Poland and Scotland and just enjoy myself.”It was probably the most fun I’ve had in eight days. It was an absolute blast getting to do what I love.”Team mate Lilly King had kickstarted the evening in blistering style with a world-record time of 29.40 seconds in the women’s 50m breaststroke.King beat Russian Yuilya Efimova to the wall by 0.17 seconds, with another American, Katie Meili taking bronze.The atmosphere rose when Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu glided to gold in the women’s 400m individual medley, adding to her 200m medley title.advertisementThe 12,000-strong crowd roared Hosszu on to a championship record time of four minutes 29.33. Mireia Belmonte of Spain won silver, with Canadian Sydney Pickrem claiming bronze.Chase Kalisz’s breaststroke leg in the men’s 400m individual medley also saw him land an individual medley double.Photo Credit: Reuters The American set a championship record of four minutes 5.90 seconds to become the third-fastest performer behind Phelps and Ryan Lochte.David Verraszto of Hungary won silver, with Japan’s Daiya Seto securing bronze.”Michael and Ryan are my idols so just to be behind them is cool for me to think about,” Kalisz told reporters.Swede Sarah Sjostrom won her third individual gold in the women’s 50m freestyle to wrap up a memorable championships which also included two world records.The 23-year-old paced herself perfectly to hold off Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands in 23.69 seconds. Simone Manuel of the U.S. won bronze.Sjostrom said: “It was a really good first 25m but the finish was really bad. But it doesn’t matter what time it is, the only thing that mattered was that gold.”Camille Lacourt of France delivered the perfect hors d’oeuvre for his new life as a Paris restaurant owner by blazing his way to a hat-trick of men’s 50m backstroke world golds.Lacourt, 32, bowed out of the sport in style as his 24.35 seconds saw off Japan’s Junya Koga and Matt Grevers of the U.S. into the minor medals.King and Manuel then helped the U.S. to set a world record on the way to women’s 4x100m medley relay gold.That paved the way for the U.S. relay men’s golden finale, with Britain finishing in silver 1.04 seconds behind.In their dominating performance at the championships, the U.S. claimed six of the 11 world records set in Budapest. Katie Ledecky, who did not swim on Sunday, finished as the leading female swimmer with her five gold medals and one silver. Manuel collected five golds and a bronze.last_img read more

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Seica to present power and performance of new VIVA Next platform at electronica

first_imgSeica and innovation is a combination that customers worldwide have come to expect. This year at electronica, Seica will be showing the power and performance of the new VIVA Next hardware and software platform in a totally innovative setting: a virtual factory, where visitors will be able to explore, hands-on, inside and out, Seica’s Pilot V8 flying probe tester, as well as view the fully automated Compact SL for in-circuit and functional test and the Firefly Next, Seica’s cutting-edge, laser-based selective soldering system.In addition, several Seica Mini line test and programming stations will be on display in the Technology Area of the booth, where visitors will be able to see the power of VIVA Next software and experience how easy it is to create functional tests using the Seica’s graphical Quicktest environment or simply using MS Excel.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous FRAMOS partners with Rhonda Software to strengthen embedded vision developmentNext Maxim to showcase adaptive manufacturing, wearables and automotive solutionslast_img read more

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WWE: India’s Kavita Devi all set to wrestle again at Mae Young Classic

first_imgIndian wrestler Kavita Devi is all set to make her comeback at the World Wrestling Entertainment’s Mae Young Classic tournament to be held next month in the US.WWE superstar Braun Strowman announced on Saturday that Kavita will be among the 32 female competitors who will take part in the tournament to be held on August 8 and 9 in Florida.WWE last year had announced the Mae Young Classic Tournament, which is named after WWE Hall of Famer and one of the greatest WWE Superstars, Mae Young.Featuring 32 female competitors from across the globe, it will be a single-elimination tournament.I owe everything in wrestling to The Great Khali: Kavita Devi to India TodayStrowman, who was in Mumbai on Friday, said this is an all-woman tournament and Devi’s participation in it will help in getting more audience..@BraunStrowman came to #India bearing some fantastic news! #KavitaDevi is set to compete in this year’s #MaeYoungClassic!Are you excited? #IndiaWelcomesBraunhttps://t.co/AhUHEvJLf4WWE (@WWEIndia) July 21, 2018Kavita Devi had created history last year when she became the first Indian wrestler to feature in the Mae Young Classic in July 2017 as she took on New Zealand’s Dakota Kai.She put up a great fight before going down to her opponent but her sheer power and especially her attire caught the eye of Indians over the world. Kavita stepped into the ring wearing a salwar kameez and won the hearts of her fellow Indians across the globe.Kavita had participated in the WWE Dubai tryout in April last year during which she gained the attention of talent scouts with her strong performance.advertisementThe former competitive powerlifter and South Asian Games gold medal winner is now aiming to achieve greater heights in professional wrestling and make the country proud at the world stage once again.#KavitaDevi making us proud, yet again! This time at the magnificent #WrestleMania! pic.twitter.com/JEfoFaoYfUWWE (@WWEIndia) April 9, 2018″Haryana has come up so much in the sporting culture. When an athlete represents the nation and gets so much respect and recognition from it. It gives the athlete a lot of motivation,” Kavita Devi had told IndiaToday in an exclusive interview last year.”I have been a champion in weightlifting in the South Asian Games. I myself wanted to do something different and pursue something which nobody has ever done before. I have never been satisfied with winning medals I have always wanted to achieve greater heights. I entered wrestling which was a completely new field for Indian women. I get a lot of inspiration from athletes who have represented India from our state,” Kavita Devi said.Kavita underwent training to be a professional wrestler and was trained by none other than the The Great Khali in his academy.last_img read more

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Mats Hummels to rejoin Borussia Dortmund from Bayern for £34m

first_imgBundesliga Share on WhatsApp European club football Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Topics Transfer window Share via Email Share on Pinterestcenter_img Share on Facebook Share on Messenger news Borussia Dortmund Mats Hummels is to join Borussia Dortmund from Bayern Munich for a fee understood to be €38m (£33.8m) including add-ons, subject to a medical.The 30-year-old central defender signed for Bayern in 2016, after eight years with Dortmund. He won the Bundesliga in each of his three seasons there but lost his place at times during the most recent campaign under Niko Kovac.Hummels, who has 70 Germany caps, also made the switch from Bayern to Dortmund earlier in his career after coming through the Bayern youth system.Dortmund have gone on a spending spree this summer, having finished second behind Bayern in the Bundesliga last season. They have completed deals for Nico Schulz (Hoffenheim), Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen) and Thorgen Hazard (Borussia Mönchengladbach) for a total of £66.6m.They agreed a fee with Chelsea to sell Christian Pulisic for £58.1m and have let Alexander Isak join Real Socidad for £7.1m this summer.The coach, Lucien Favre, extended his contract with the club this week, signing an extension that will keep him at the club until 2021. Bayern Munich Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Kansas Has Reportedly Fired Head Coach David Beaty

first_imgMemorial Stadium empties after the game between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Northwestern University Wildcats.LAWRENCE, KS – AUGUST 30: Memorial Stadium empties after the game between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Northwestern University Wildcats on August 30, 2003 in Lawrence, Kansas. Northwestern defeated Kansas 28-20. (Photo by Dave Kaup/Getty Images)Kansas has reportedly made a decision on head football coach David Beaty following today’s blowout loss to Iowa State, with the Jayhawks losing to the Cyclones, 27-3.Kansas City radio host Soren Petro is reporting that Beaty is “out” as the head coach of the Jayhawks.“This should not come as a surprise… but I’m hearing David Beaty is out as Head Coach at Kansas. Look for an announcement in the next 24 hours,” he tweeted.Petro then tweeted that he has confirmation – Beaty is out.“More confirmation. David Beaty is out as the Head Coach at Kansas. The announcement will be made tomorrow around Noon.”This should not come as a surprise… but I’m hearing David Beaty is out as Head Coach at Kansas. Look for an announcement in the next 24 hours.— Soren Petro (@SorenPetro) November 3, 2018More confirmation. David Beaty is out as the Head Coach at Kansas. The announcement will be made tomorrow around Noon. https://t.co/qDf5lLJb4b— Soren Petro (@SorenPetro) November 3, 2018Beaty was disappointed in the execution of his team against Iowa State today.“Offensively – and it starts with me – not enough production. You can’t just move the ball down the field, you have to get in the end zone, get points on the board. We simply didn’t do it,” he told reporters.Beaty took the blame for today’s loss, placing everything on his shoulders.Beaty, 48, has been Kansas’ head coach since 2015. The Jayhawks are 6-38 during his tenure leading the Kansas program.Kansas went 0-12 in year one, 2-10 in year two and 1-11 in year three. The Jayhawks are off to a 3-6 start so far this season.Petro is reporting that former LSU head coach Les Miles could be a candidate for the Kansas job, too. This isn’t surprising – Miles has been mentioned by several college football writers as a possible candidate for the job.Stay tuned for an official announcement on Beaty and his firing at Kansas. An official announcement is reportedly coming on Sunday afternoon.last_img read more

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JTA Honours Outstanding Educator

first_imgThe 2012 recipient of the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) Roll of Honour awardee, Byron Farquharson, has no regrets about the more than 40 years he has dedicated to the education system.While stating that his career was “one of challenges”, he said it was nonetheless, “very rewarding”. “I have gained tremendous riches by impacting the lives of others,”Mr. Farquharson said, while accepting the prestigious award from JTA President, Clayton Hall, at a recent ceremony held at the Wyndham Kingston.“I received support from various persons,” he said, crediting the staff at the various institutions he served and family members.Mr. Farquharson also imparted words of advice to his peers, whom he urged to regard themselves as among the nation’s leaders and invited them to join him in continuing to give “nothing but our best”.“Our children, our country demands the best of all of us. Not all our teachers will get the Roll of Honour, but all of us can hear ‘well done thou good and faithful servant’,” he stated.As the 43rd Honour Roll inductee, the retired Principal of the Mandeville Primary and Junior High School in Manchester, joins 42 other distinguished educators, recognized by the association for outstanding and dedicated service to the profession, since the award’s inception in 1977.Sponsored by Berger Paints Jamaica Limited since 1992, the award celebrates excellence in education, and recognises the pioneering and outstanding contributions by teachers in the classroom, to the communities where they live and work, at the national level, and to the JTA.A glowing citation from the JTA, chronicling Mr. Farquharson’s career recounted his entry into the profession in 1969, as a 17 year old pre-trained teacher recruited by the Fairfield All Age School in his home parish, Manchester, having just graduated from the Knockalva Agricultural School in Hanover.After spending a year at Fairfield, he enrolled at the Mandeville-based Church Teachers College, where he pursued the Certificate in Education programme, specializing in Mathematics, Science and Physical Education. He did his internship at Alston High School in Clarendon, before returning to Manchester where he taught at Belair Preparatory School in Mandeville for two years.He later went on to Bellfield Junior Secondary School, also in Manchester, before taking on his first administrative appointment – that of Principal of the Patrick Town All Age School in the south of the parish in 1977. During his six-year tenure, he was integrally involved in a number of initiatives towards the school’s development, including the installation of electricity; expansion of the academic curriculum; and general upgrading of the school’s facilities.In 1983, Mr. Farquharson took up the position of Principal at Pepper All Age School in St. Elizabeth, where he oversaw the successful implementation of several projects such as the construction of a fully equipped multi-purpose building to house the home economics and woodwork programmes; development of a library; and establishment of a school farm, which supported the school’s nutrition programme. However, Mr. Farquharson’s vision for quality education would be fully manifested during his tenure at the Mandeville Primary and Junior High School, which welcomed him as Principal in 1992.Almost immediately, he set about effecting the total transformation of the learning environment, to convert it into one of the most sought after primary schools in the parish.The magnitude of the transformation, including the development of computer and science laboratories, a reading room, home economics centre, and a multi-purpose games court, has yielded significant dividends over the years, as the school has consistently recorded the highest scores in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) among Manchester institutions, and performed creditably in numerous competitions, including the Spelling Bee, and Junior Schools Challenge Quiz.Not content to limit his input to the classroom, Mr. Farquharson, who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education Administration and a Master’s Degree in Education, joined the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) and Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT), which provided him with the platform and channels through which he could contribute tangibly to the professional development of his peers.A member of the JTA since 1973, Mr. Farquharson joined the organization’s West Manchester District Association, and was eventually elected President of theSt. Elizabeth and Manchester Parish Associations. He has also served on the JTA’s Salaries and Conditions of Service Committee, and General Council and Central Executive, as well as the organization’s representative on the National Council on Education (NCE).Mr. Farquharson’s outstanding contribution to education across four decades earned him a number of awards. These include: the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation; the JTA’s R.C. Tavares Award, and the organization’s 25th anniversary scholarship to the UWI. He has also been recognized by Church Teachers College; Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT); and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC).Mr. Farquharson, who is married with two grown sons, currently serves as Justice of the Peace for Manchester, and is an Elder at the New Beulah Moravian Church in Mandeville.In his message, read by Custos of Kingston, Hon. Steadman Fuller, Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, congratulatedMr. Farquharson and commended him for his contribution to education.The Governor-General, who is Patron of the Award, said that Mr. Farquharson helped to rekindle hope and lobbied passionately for better economic conditions and enhancement of professional standards in the educational field. “His exemplary service is appropriately recognized by this award,” he added.Education Minister, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, in his address, commended Mr. Farquharson, noting that he, along with his contemporaries, had “sacrificed everything in order that the next generation (would) have a better life”.“Indeed, he follows in the footsteps of many who have understood the realities of our times and the exigencies of progressive education, (thereby enabling us), within our existing resources, to meet the challenges of our time,” Rev. Thwaites said.Berger Paints’ Managing Director, Warren McDonald, described Mr. Farquharson as a distinguished educator, who helped to nurture young minds and, in the process, “build capacity to further influence the process of nation-building”.“Our 2012 Roll of Honour awardee, Byron Farquharson, and the 42 educators who have received this award, since its inception, have achieved enormous gains through their personal effort and commitment to do for education. They have provided a blueprint to guide us…and it is now up to us to take up the mantle for Jamaica,” Mr. McDonald said.last_img read more

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Troubled Manitoba FN child welfare agency enters into comanagement agreement

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsA Manitoba child welfare agency plunged into turmoil after the political intervention of First Nation chiefs is now being co-managed by its umbrella organization.The First Nations of Northern Manitoba Child and Family Services Authority—known as the Northern Authority—announced Thursday it entered into a co-management agreement with Island Lake First Nations Family Services.The Northern Authority oversees First Nations child welfare agencies in northern Manitoba.“This agreement is an important step in addressing the current challenges facing Island Lake First Nations Family Services,” said Bryan Hart, acting CEO of the Northern Authority, in the statement.Sources previously told APTN the Island Lake child welfare agency was plunged into “chaos” after the four member chiefs of the Island Lake Tribal Council ordered the suspension of the agency’s executive director, Brenda Wood.In mid-February, three of the four Island Lake Tribal Council Chiefs—Garden Hill First Nation Chief Dino Flett, Red Sucker Lake Chief Sam Knott, and St. Theresa Point Chief David McDougall—sent a letter to the Island Lake Family Services board directing them to place Wood on temporary paid leave and complete a report on  her “management style.” Tribal Council Chair and Wasagamack Chief Alex McDougall did not sign the letter but supported the move.The board, which is appointed by the chief and council of each of the four communities, immediately complied despite supporting Wood’s efforts to reform the agency which has faced numerous reports highlighting serious weaknesses in its operations.Wood was put on temporary leave and the board took over management of the agency.Hart said in the statement the co-management agreement would focus on improving the Island Lake child welfare agency and deal with “labour management issues.”Sources say the chiefs moved to oust Wood as a result of her efforts to reform the agency which led to the termination of several employees.Hart said in the statement the Northern Authority and the Island Lake child welfare agency would each appoint co-executive directors to manage day-to-day operations.“By the end of this week we expect each side will have made their appointment and both individuals will be in pace and working together as early as Monday,” said Hart, in the statement.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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Qatar Proposes International Conference to Help Revive Tunisian Economy

By Kainoelani Lee Rabat – Qatar proposed the organization of an international conference to help revive Tunisia’s depilated economy, which has since been affected by the 2011 revolution, according to the North Africa Post.Emir Tamim Ben Hamad Al Thani made the proposal on Wednesday, while visiting and discussing with the Tunisian president, Caid Essebsi. President Eseebsi welcome the proposal and thanked Al-Thani for taking initiative. The exact time and date of the conference has not yet been publically announced, but reports say it may be held in October.The conference will discuss ways to gather investments necessary to implementing large-scale projects, which will be planned under Tunisia’s five-year development plan.Tunisia’s economic situation has gotten worse in the last year, which followed three terrorist attacks, leaving more than 70 people dead, 50 of which were foreign tourists.The Tunisian government, who claims does not have a magic wand, is facing a growing unemployment rate as well as a battered economy.Tunisia’s economic growth was less than one percent last year, but economy experts forecast that it may increase to two percent for 2016. read more

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Air Arabia Maroc Launches 3 Domestic Flights to Moroccos Dakhla

Rabat- Low cost carrier Air Arabia Maroc has launched three new flights to Dakhla from Casablanca, Marrakech, and Tangier.The flights will be operated by an Airbus A320 with 174 seats.The launching ceremony took place in Dakhla in Western Sahara on Sunday with the attendance of the wali (governor) of the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region, Lamine Benomar; the president of the regional council, Khattat Yanja; and the general director of Air Arabia Maroc, Laila Mechbal. Yanja told the press that the  new flights are a result of an agreement between the regional council and the airline. The agreements aim to give a new impetus to Dakhla’s tourism and to realize “the socio-economic development in this Moroccan region.”He added that the regional council seeks to support local development to promote the region’s economic and tourism assets. According to Yanja, another purpose of the flights is to attract more investment and to increase trade between Dakhla-Oued Eddahab and other parts of Morocco and beyond.Mechbal told Maghreb Arab Press ( MAP) that the new flights will help boost domestic tourism and promote trade between Dakhla-Oued Eddahab and other regions of Morocco.The airline has set ticket prices at MAD 500, according to Mechbal. She hoped to encourage citizens to visit Dakhla, a “city of national and world renown, and to discover the natural touristic and cultural potential of the region.”.She said the Ministry of Tourism and the Directorate of Air Transport helped launch the flights.Daifallah Andour, regional tourism commissioner, claimed the initiative will have a positive impact on “the influx of tourists to the region.” He added that he expects a 50 percent increase in the number of visitors following the launch of the flights. read more

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Linking jobs poverty reduction sustainable development vital for post2015 agenda –UN officials

The implications of the digital revolution and new technologies, including three-dimensional printing, will be felt in labour markets in both developed and developing countries, Abdou Salam Diallo, Chair of the General Assembly body dealing with economic and financial matters, also known as the Second Committee said, opening a special joint meeting with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The work of the meeting, focused on The future of employment: The world of work in 2030, was built around a panel discussion that featured presentations from UN, Government and civil society experts covering such issues as identifying social polices that adjust to the new realities of evolving labour markets, ensuing such polices address the risk of growing inequalities among and within countries, the role the UN in that regard, and making sure the post 2015 development agenda reflects these trends, defines clear objectives and allows for appropriate follow-up.Mr. Diallo noted that transformations in employment and labour markets will continues even as more than 470 million jobs must be created between 2015 and 2030 to provide answers to the effects of the financial crisis and to absorb the growth of the world’s labour force. As such, new skills will need to be taught on a large scale to take advantage of these developments, especially to boost youth employment. “The world can not afford a new digital divide between those who are trained in these technologies and those who are not,” he said, appealing to delegations to take the current changes in the workspace into account when defining the global agenda that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015 and to ensure that broad based polices promote adaptation to “new realities” while reducing inequality.In his remarks wrapping up the event, ECOSOC Vice-President Martin Sadjik said the speed of technological progress and the disruptive impact it will have on employment in all countries is an important challenge that both the Second Committee and the Council will have to continue to address for some time in the future. Noting that the participants in the discussion had stressed that the new digital economy will spur economic growth and lead to the creation of high quality jobs but that “new wave” technologies will reduce job opportunities for those who do not have the requisite skills, he said: “This could lead to social disruption and potentially to conflict.”“This is why development strategies must give priority to fighting stubbornly high unemployment rates, especially among young people, and expanding social protections systems to cushion the impact of the dislocation many are experiencing.”In the months ahead, as the international community designed a new set of goals and commitments for the post-2015 development agenda, “we should consider the interconnectedness between jobs, poverty reduction and sustainable development,” said Mr. Sadjik, adding that delegations must be to be “bold in our approach and to act on the basis of a common vision for the world of work in the short and medium term.”While the task is ambitious the General Assembly and ECOSOC will continue to join forces to move forward towards a UN development agenda. The year 2014 should provide numerous opportunities to do so, he said, adding: “I am convinced that such collaboration, together with close and regular interaction with the ILO (International Labour Organization)…will allow us to gain in relevance and in ambition as we move towards 2015 and plan for the future.” read more

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How to hire a Brock coop student – and why you should

Do you have a busy time coming up and wonder how you are going to handle the volume? Do you have a project in need of innovative, fresh ideas? Do you wonder how you are going to get everything done with a limited budget and time? Do you have an idea for a position that you want to test drive? Do you know or want to learn more about hiring a Brock co-op student and how they can help you with a variety of needs?The Co-op Programs Office offers end-to-end hiring support, and may be your one-stop shopping for contractual positions, projects and peak times that will help you achieve your goals. We have eager and ready to work students from 39 programs available to meet your hiring needs.Interested?In partnership with the Human Resources Department, the Co-op Programs Office invites all department supervisors and hiring managers to our information session to learn how you can tap into this exciting resource.Date: Monday, Feb. 22Time: 1-3 p.m.Location: Sankey ChamberClick here to register. The following are some testimonials from on campus co-op employers:“Our co-op student, Yates, has stepped into his role as an assistant data analyst seamlessly. He’s only been here for one week and he has already helped us design two institutional survey instruments, as well as helped analyze survey results with text analytics and data visualization tools. He is very engaged in his work to support Brock because as a student, he is also a benefactor of this work. It’s a win-win for everyone.” – Joyce Bott, Interim Manager, Office of Institutional Analysis and Planning“Hiring a Brock co-op student is an excellent way to solve the need for more resources in times when it is not possible to hire additional permanent full-time staff. We were able to hire highly motivated students who turned out to be valuable members of our team. The Co-op Office provides the necessary support to ensure a smooth hiring process while leaving the final selection of the most suitable candidate to you.” Meredith Heaney, Manager, International Exchanges and Partnerships, Goodman School of Business read more

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2000 Years on the Edge moving to new campus location

Its elements are as old as the escarpment where it sat nestled in Brock University’s Jubilee Court for 16 years. On Friday, the Reinhard Reitzenstein piece 2000 Years on the Edge will rest in a new location among the contemporary designs of Brock’s Plaza Building and Cairns Complex.The sculpture’s two 11-tonne limestone boulders wrapped in the limbs of a 600-year-old cedar will sit in stark contrast to its new surroundings and hopefully provoke a new interpretation of the piece, Reitzenstein said.“It’s not often you get to change public art by relocating it,” said the Canadian artist, from Grimsby. “It changes the way we perceive the piece.”In order to move the massive artwork, a 90-tonne crane was brought onto campus along with a crew of experts to orchestrate the complicated transport.Derek Knight, Director of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA), said the sculpture will be more visible in its new location.“The fact that Reinhard’s piece is now being relocated is an opportunity for everyone to revisit and re-engage with it,” he said. “It lends a new life and new potential interpretation of the work.”2000 Years on the Edge is an important piece of the University’s art collection and the last work commissioned as part of the Lutz Teutloff Collection.“The piece is a wonderful metaphor for the tenacity of life and the delicate ecosystems found on the Niagara escarpment,” said Stuart Reid, Director/Curator of Rodman Hall Art Centre. “It really does remind all of us at Brock that our university is nestled in a Unesco World Biosphere Reserve.”Brock is sitting on the edge of the escarpment, so people are reminded of where they are. Reinhard ReitzensteinReitzenstein said he made a mould of a 600-year-old cedar and incorporated a human spine and his signature wasp’s nest in the piece, which was created at the William Jurgenson Art Foundry in Grimsby.“I wanted to address the Niagara escarpment,” he said. “Brock is sitting on the edge of the escarpment, so people are reminded of where they are.”For the artist, the statue’s move from Jubilee Court is welcome.“In Jubilee Court it echoes the escarpment, it faces the same way,” he said. “The piece is going to be flipped. I like the contrast.”Reitzenstein, a professor at the University of Buffalo, was consulted on the move and was on hand Friday to re-weld pieces of the bronze limbs that had to be cut in order to accommodate the move.On Monday, three other pieces of Brock’s statue collection will be moved downtown to the MIWSFPA campus. read more

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Police officer who Tasered forces race relations adviser is cleared by a

A police officer has been found not guilty of assault after Tasering a police race relations adviser in the face having mistaken him for a suspect.PC Claire Boddie of Avon and Somerset Police was cleared of unlawfully discharging the weapon on January 14 last year having wrongly identified Judah Adunbi as a man with an arrest warrant against his name.But she could still be sacked from her job after the Independent Office for Police Conduct said she still had a case to answer for gross misconduct.District Judge Tan Ikram found PC Boddie, 47, not guilty of assault by beating following a hearing at Salisbury Magistrates’ Court on Friday.The trial was told that Mr Adunbi, who had acted as a race relations adviser for the force, had been mistaken for a suspect on numerous occasions.Ms  Boddie had argued that she used reasonable force when she Tasered the 64-year-old in the street outside his Bristol home.The incident was captured on video by a passer by and went viral.There was silence in the court as the verdict was announced the police officer sat in the dock looking at the floor.Mr Adunbi and his supporters left the room immediately after the judge left. Judge Ikram said: “The issue for me is whether the prosecution have persuaded me that she didn’t act in self-defence. The prosecution failed to persuade me and she is found not guilty of assault for that reason.” Mr Posner said Mr Adunbi had his hands by his side before the alleged assault, and in footage he appears to have pushed away from the officers and stands apart from them in the street.As he fell to the ground, a bystander who was filming the incident, can be heard telling the police: “That was totally uncalled for and unnecessary.”At this point Mr Adunbi throws his wallet on the floor, pointing to it and repeatedly yelling at officers: “There’s my ID, check my ID, why won’t you check my ID,” before giving his full name.Mr Posner said: “He made it clear it was not him. He wasn’t under arrest. He was upset and swore at the defendant. There was no good reason for (discharging the Taser).”But the judge said he had failed to be convinced by the prosecution case. Judah Adunbi pictured at his home in Easton, BristolCredit:SWNS “Don’t ask me any questions, I don’t give a damn. Go and find who you’re looking for. I’m not giving you my name, because it is my right. I have done no wrong.”I don’t have to tell you sweet jack. You wanna arrest me? Go on. Arrest me.” Richard Posner, prosecuting, had explained that Mr Adunbi had become increasingly frustrated and swore at officers when they approached him at around 9am as he walked to his house in the Easton area of Bristol.He refused to identify himself, as was his legal right, but a scuffle ensued and he was hit in the jaw with the Taser, the court heard.Giving evidence, Mr Adunbi said: “I heard a noise. Then it felt like my head was frying.”In body-worn camera footage shown to the court, both officers told Mr Adunbi they believed he looked like Royston McCalla – a suspect wanted by police for failing to turn up to court – who had warnings for violence and weapons on his file.Mr Adunbi can be heard repeatedly shouting at them to leave him alone, claiming they were “victimising” him, he was being pursued for “no f****** reason” and the officers were “racist”.In the video, when asked to give his name he can be heard saying: “Why are you following me around? F****** leave me alone. Judah Adunbi pictured at his home in Easton, Bristol 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. read more

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TOMRA Sorting Mining wins major contract for Maadens Saudi Arabia phosphate project

first_imgTOMRA Sorting Mining has secured a contract to supply a sensor-based sorting system consisting of nine sorters for the greenfield plant at Umm Wu’al, Saudia Arabia. The plant is part of the Waad Al Shamal phosphate project, a joint venture between Saudi Arabian Mining Company Ma’aden (which owns 60%), The Mosaic Co (25%) and Saudi petrochemical giant SABIC (15%). TOMRA Sorting Mining’s contract partner is the Chinese EPC provider, Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation (HQCEC).After extensive test work, Ma’aden came to the conclusion that TOMRA Sorting’s COM series XRT sorters would be the most beneficial solution for its new $560 million processing plant at Umm Wu’al. The plant is scheduled to be operational at the beginning of 2016 and will be capable of processing 13.5 Mt/y of raw material.TOMRA Sorting Mining’s COM series machines are general purpose belt sorters covering applications with inhomogeneous feed or critical moisture content. The XRT (X-ray transmission) technology enables materials to be recognised and separated based on their average specific atomic density. This makes it possible to obtain a high purity level in sorted materials irrespectively of size, moisture or contamination. When installed at Umm Wu’al, the systems will sort more than 70% of the run-of-mine material by removing flint stones from the phosphate in order to reduce the silicon content. By this removal of waste material the downstream process can be significantly downsized.The advantages gained will include a smaller plant footprint and considerably reduced consumption of energy, water and chemicals per tonne of final product. TOMRA Sorting Mining’s COM Series XRT sorter has an operational width of 2.4 m which allows processing of large tonnages with a relatively small number of sorters.The Umm Wu’al phosphate project is part of the development of a new industrial city in the north of the country. Overall, the project will see $5.6 billion invested in the area.Tord Svensson, Head of TOMRA Sorting Mining, said: “We are very pleased to be involved with this exciting, high-profile infrastructure project. Our involvement began at the plant design stage which allowed us to strategically place our sensor-based systems to deliver a smaller process design without compromising performance.”last_img read more

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Magnus Landin to join THW Kiel

German THW Kiel will have both of brothers Landin in the club since summer 2018! The 22-years old Danish left wing Magnus Landin signed two years contract with the most successful German team, who is struggling to stay in the line with the results from the past in current season.Younger Landin, brother of famous goalkeeper Niklas, playing at Danish KIF Copenhagen, where he deserved also a call for the national team.Magnus will replace Emil Frend Öfors, who will join HSG Wetzlar at the end of season.THW Kiel have two other left wings under contract – Rune Dahmke and Raul Santos. Magnus LandinTHW Kiel ← Previous Story KASSEL IS THE PLACE: Rhein Neckar Lowen defeated by Melsungen Next Story → EHF CL DERBY SATURDAY: Skopje or Veszprem? read more

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9 pieces of proof that your TV is out to destroy your

first_imgWE LOVE TELEVISION here at DailyEdge.ie, so we really hate what we’re about to say.Unfortunately, your TV is out to destroy your relationship.  Think about it – you’ll probably agree..Still not with us?  Let us break it down for you.SportUnless you are very lucky, it is unlikely that both people in your relationship are into sport.This is a problem.Many sports lovers would like to spend all their spare time watching matches and the like, and if they do then their other half will be maligned, if they don’t then they’ll be annoyed.Video GamesSEE:  SportWasting time togetherYou may think you spend loads of time with yer wan, but how much of it is sitting in front of the TV not talking to each other?Think of all the fun things you could be doing!  Playing games!  Talking!  Making up special handshakes!Cheating‘But it’s valuable time!’ I hear you crying, ‘We watch Breaking Bad together!  We love Jesse!’Unfortunately, a shared love of a programme is not always a good thing.  In fact, according to research by Netflix, eight out of ten Irish people have admitted to cheating on their partners through their TV.You know how it is, your other half is out for the night and you’re sitting at home with a brand new episode of your favourite show just sitting there waiting for you to watch it.  Do you wait, or do you watch it without them?  Then do you lie about it?IT’S DECEPTION AND IT’S DISGUSTING. DeprivationWhat if, say, you really love Made in Chelsea, but the person you share your couch with doesn’t?  What if you never get to watch Made in Chelsea?  What if that makes you really angry?!?  WHAT IF YOU START TO HATE THEM????(Also applies to other shows.)The second telly‘WHAT ARE YOU ON ABOUT, YOU DOPE?’, you’re shouting, ‘Sure you can just get a second telly!’I hear you, but the second telly presents a whole new set of issues.  One minute you’re simply watching your favourite programme in another room, the next minute you’re singing karaoke in a bar in rural Lancashire wondering where it all went wrong.The bedroom tellySpeaking of TVs in other rooms, the television in the bedroom is the ultimate relationship destroyer.You think it will be all snuggles during your favourite programme, but what you end up with is insomnia and a nookie free zone.TELEVISION IS THE ENEMY OF THE NOOKIE.Unrealistic romantic expectationsEven if you manage to avoid all of the above, TV still manages to get it’s technicoloured tentacles in your way.The out of control romance we see in lots of shows may give your partner unrealistic expectations when it comes to romance, or it may make you feel inadequate.IT CAN’T ALWAYS BE CHOREOGRAPHED SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING NUMBERS YOU KNOW.YouTube/GleeExtrasThe actual televisionThey attract and show up dust, leading to arguments about people not pulling their weight with the household chores.And we all know what that means…CERTAIN DOOM.Obviously, we’re not all going to ditch our tellies now.  However, it’s worth keeping this information in mind.  BEFORE THE TV GETS YOU.last_img read more

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DFAT unmoved by riots

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Australia’s travel advisory regarding Greece has remained unchanged in light of the recent riots and protests in Athens and the tragic death of three people in a bank that was firebombed by masked demonstrators on Wednesday.Certain media have reported that Australians have been warned against travelling to Greece.Currently the advice is for Australian travellers to “exercise caution” which is the second lowest status of warning after “be alert to own security”.Greece’s status is the same as the ones provided for the U.S. or Britain. The “exercise caution” warning is followed by “high degree of caution”, “reconsider your need to travel” and “do not travel”.Neos Kosmos asked the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade whether the travel advisory to Greece has changed.“The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is concerned about the rioting in Greece.We are saddened at the loss of life and our Embassy in Athens is closely monitoring the situation,” a DFAT spokesperson said.The existing travel advice for Greece outlines among other things that “groups opposed to the Greek Government, Greek institutions, Western commercial and diplomatic interests have bombed government, commercial and other buildings in Greece on several occasions; these attacks have increased over recent months; some have resulted in death and/or injury; violent rioting can break out with little warning; you should avoid all protests and demonstrations as they may become violent.”However, the DFAT spokesperson confirmed that the advisory had not changed in light of the recent events while clarifying that “all Australian travel advisories, including our travel advice for Greece, are kept under constant review.”In a late news bulletin of Channel Ten on Thursday it was reported that “Australians have been warned not to travel to Greece.”When Neos Kosmos contacted Channel Ten, Executive Producer Ramon Dale acknowledged that inadvertently a mistake was made: “Unfortunately…an error crept into the bulletin that stated a new travel warning had been issued to Australians to avoid travel to Greece.”“This was incorrect. It was a misinterpretation of comments by Prime Minister Rudd earlier that day that ‘Australian authorities will analyse the situation in Greece and change travel advisories if necessary.”Mr Dale undertook to run a correction on Friday’s late news bulletin.last_img read more

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League of Women Voters sets 2 candidate forums

first_imgIn advance of the general election next month, the League of Women Voters of Clark County will host its annual candidate forums for local and state races.From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, candidates for the 18th Legislative District, Clark County council District 4 and Clark Public Utilities commissioner will face off at Cedars Golf Course Restaurant, 15001 N.E. 81st St., Brush Prairie, according to a news release.The forum, co-hosted by the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce, will also feature a lunch. Chamber members who pre-register by calling 360-687-1510 will pay $17. All others, who can pay in advance or at the door, will pay $20. There will also be free seating available for those who do not want to eat.The second forum is at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Cascade Park Community Library at 600 N.E. 136th Ave., Vancouver. Candidates for the 49th and 17th legislative districts and Clark County council District 3 races will attend.Under the county charter, county councilors are elected by district, except for the chair.Ballots will be mailed from the Clark County Elections Office on Oct. 19, giving voters a chance to hear from candidates for all local and state offices before returning their ballots.last_img read more

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