Malaysia’s IHH Healthcare Halts Open Offer For India’s Fortis After Court Ruling

first_imgMalaysia’s IHH Healthcare Bhd said here on Monday its open offer to buy an additional 26 percent stake in India’s Fortis Healthcare Ltd will not proceed as per the timeline following a court ruling.Cash-strapped Fortis accepted IHH’S investment offer in July after an extended bidding war for control of the company which operates about 30 private hospitals in India.Read it at Reuters Related Itemslast_img

Uttar Pradesh adds 17 OBC groups to Scheduled Castes list

first_imgThe Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has included 17 communities belonging to the Other Backward Classes in the Scheduled Castes list. A decision to this effect was taken late Friday night and authorities have been directed to issue certificate to families belonging to these 17 castes.The additions are — Nishad, Bind, Mallah, Kewat, Kashyap, Bhar, Dhivar, Batham, Machua, Prajapati, Rajbhar, Kahar, Pottar, Dhimar, Manjhi, Tuhaha and Gaur.This move is seen as an attempt by the Adityanath government to provide these socially and economically backward classes with the benefits of reservation after removing legal irritants that have stalled the issue in the past. The move will leave greater space in the OBC quota for the remaining OBC caste groups.15-year-old demandThis is also the fulfilment of a 15-year-old demand by these 17 caste groups.Coming before the by-elections to 12 Assembly seats in the State, the move is likely to benefit the BJP and further erode the vote base of Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party.This, incidentally, is the third time that the State government will be making an attempt on the issue. Previously, both, the SP and BSP governments had attempted to include these groups in the SC category but failed to do so due to legal intervention.The first attempt was made by the Mulayam Singh Yadav regime when it brought a resolution in 2004. The then SP government amended the U.P. Public Services Act, 1994, to include as many as 17 OBC communities in the SC category. Since the power to declare any caste as SC rests with the Centre, the then State government’s decision, taken without the Centre’s consent, proved futile.The Allahabad High Court later quashed the decision declaring the move unconstitutional and void.Another attempt was made in 2012 when Akhilesh Yadav came to power and a high-level committee, headed by the then Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani, sought details from the Department of Social Welfare in this regard. The circular from the Chief Secretary on March 28, 2012, spoke about the government’s priorities, including the inclusion of as many as 17 OBC sub-castes within the SC category. The matter, however, was rejected by the Centre.The BSP, however, vehemently opposed the idea and demanded increase in SC quota from the present quantum in the changed scenario. It also termed the move as a “conspiracy to dilute the reservation quota for Dalits”.last_img read more

Ajax Amsterdam reach Europa League final despite defeat at Lyon

first_imgAjax Amsterdam weathered an Olympique Lyonnais storm to reach the Europa League final 5-4 on aggregate after suffering a 3-1 away defeat in a thrilling clash on Thursday.They will face Manchester United in the showpiece match in Stockholm on May 24 after the Premier League side beat Celta Vigo 2-1 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.Kasper Dolberg opened the scoring for Ajax in the semi-final second leg but Alexandre Lacazette’s double just before halftime put Lyon ahead on the night and substitute Rachid Ghezzal added another goal for the hosts late on.But Ajax, who finished with 10 men after Nick Viergever was sent off in the finale, held firm to reach their first European final since 1996 when they lost in the Champions League.”It hurts, because we played an almost perfect game but that first goal cost us dearly,” said Lyon defender Maxwell Cornet.The Lyon defence was often outpaced in a lively start to the game and midway through the first half, Ajax were rewarded.Dolberg put the visitors ahead after 27 minutes, chipping the ball past Anthony Lopes after being set up by Younes, who benefited from some poor defending by Rafael and Nicolas Nkoulou.Lacazette was brought down in the area just before the break and he converted the resulting penalty to give Lyon a lifeline in the 45th minute.One minute later, Lacazette gave the home side the advantage on the night when he latched onto a pass across goal from Nabel Fekir.advertisementAjax were on the back foot early in the second half, but Lyon lacked accuracy, until Ghezzal’s 81st-minute deflected header gave the Parc OL hope.There was more hope when Viergever was handed a second yellow card in the 84th minute.Cornet’s strike in the 87th then whizzed past the post as Lyon increased the pressure, but the visitors held out until the final whistle.last_img read more

Huawei Mate 20 Lite available for pre-order, design, specs and price almost confirmed

first_imgThe Huawei Mate 20 Lite is available for pre-order, problem is the phone hasn’t even officially launched yet. Huawei, in fact, hasn’t even announced a time frame when it will launch the Mate 20 Lite, or any other Mate 20-series phone for that matter. The Mate 20 Lite listing, which comes courtesy an online seller in Poland, seemingly confirms long-rumoured design and hardware specifics of the phone in question. The same e-retailer had previously leaked the P20 Lite ahead of its launch in a similar fashion.According to the listing, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite will cost PLN 1,600 (which roughly translates to Rs 30,698). It will be available in two colours: blue and black, and will support dual-SIM. Moreover, the e-retailer is also offering a Huawei AH100 smart scale at no additional cost with the Mate 20 Lite.The Mate 20 Lite will reportedly come with dual front and rear cameras as also a notch on the front. The phone would further come with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.It would come with a 6.3-inch 1080p+ display with a 2340×1080 pixel resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone in question would be powered by a Kirin 710 processor which is also found inside the Nova 3i. The Mate 20 Lite is said to come with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. It would run Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI although chances are this may not be the final software version. There are reports that the Mate 20-series will run Android 9 Pie-based EMUI 9.0, and even if they don’t ship with it out-of-the-box, these phones should get it soon enough. Huawei is expected to announce EMUI 9.0 at IFA in Berlin.advertisementOn the optics front, the Mate 20 Lite is said to sport a dual rear camera system consisting of one 20MP sensor and another 2MP sensor. On the front, it is said to come with a 24MP+2MP setup.Battery capacity is said to be 3,650mAh which is a fairly substantial one at that.As for design, the Mate 20 Lite doesn’t look like it’s slated to receive a big overhaul over its predecessor phones. The phone, as per the listing, is seen having a prominent notch on the front and vertically aligned dual cameras on the rear.ALSO READ: Huawei will start rolling out Android 9 Pie based EMUI 9 from September, P20-series will get update firstlast_img read more

Barca team news vs Girona

first_imgPrimera División Barcelona Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Girona Ben Hayward Last updated 2 years ago 21:45 22/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Gerard Deulofeu Lionel Messi Barcelona Primera División Girona v Barcelona Girona Barcelona Everything you need to know ahead of the league leaders’ trip to their Catalan rivals on Saturday… Barcelona have won all five of their matches so far in La Liga this season and are top of the table ahead of their trip to Girona on Saturday.Ernesto Valverde’s side, who are in action at Sporting CP in the Champions League on Wednesday, travel to Montilivi for a Catalan derby this weekend as they look to make it six wins out of six in the Primera Division.So far, Barca have beaten Betis, Alaves, Espanyol, Getafe and Eibar in their first five fixtures in La Liga, winning 6-1 against the Basque outfit at Camp Nou on Saturday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Here, Goal takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of their sixth Primera Division match…BARCELONA INJURIESOusmane Dembele has undergone an operation on a thigh injury he picked up against Getafe last Saturday and the France forward is now expected to be sidelined for up to four months, although he himself claims he could be back sooner than that.Rafinha is also still out, but coach Ernesto Valverde should have an otherwise full-strength squad to choose from.Ousmane Dembele Getafe BarcelonaBARCELONA SUSPENSIONS With no players sent off this season and only a handful booked (Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba twice each in La Liga), Barcelona have no suspended stars for the match against Girona.Gerard PiqueBARCELONA POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UPErnesto Valverde is set to rotate his pack again for what is his side’s fourth game in the space of just 11 days, with the Champions League clash at Sporting CP to follow on Wednesday.Jordi Alba should return at left-back after sitting out against Eibar on Saturday, but Gerard Pique could be rested in central defence ahead of the trip to Lisbon.In midfield, Andres Iniesta is likely to be kept in reserve for the Champions League, with Ivan Rakitic in line for a return and Paulinho set to feature again following an impressive full debut on Saturday.Luis Suarez should start up front after he too was left out on Saturday.Suarez 21/10 to score 2+Barcelona possible GironaGIRONA TEAM NEWS Girona are currently in 14th place in La Liga after picking up five points from their opening five fixtures.The Catalans, in the Primera Division for the first time in their history, started the season with a 2-2 draw at home to Atletico, before a 1-0 win at Montilivi over Malaga and a 2-0 loss at Athletic Club. A 1-0 loss at home to Sevilla came next, with Girona winning another hard-earned point in a goalless game at Leganes at the weekend.Former Barca defender Marc Muniesa will miss out through injury.Alcala Correa Girona Atletico Madrid laLiga 19082017BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS This match will be Girona’s first-ever Catalan derby in La Liga. Girona have had a mixed bag of results so far at Montilivi this season: one win, one loss and one draw. Barcelona have won their last five league games away from home, scoring an average of 2.8 goals per game. Lionel Messi has scored eight goals from his last 12 attempts in La Liga. In their last away game, Barca’s two goals were scored by two substitutes, Denis Suarez and Paulinho. That had not happened since a 3-1 win also against Getafe, in September 2012, when the goals were scored by Messi (two) and David Villa. TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Girona versus Barcelona kicks off at 20:45 local time at Montilivi on Saturday and will be broadcast live from 19:40 UK time on Sky Sports Football.last_img read more

Fernando Alonso might consider F1 future after McLaren’s Canada failure

first_imgSebastian Vettel Read more Read more Share on Twitter Max Verstappen Problems make for a processionThe season has provided some great racing but has now suffered the blow of two successive processional races, after Monaco also failed to ignite. Canada is often a thrilling race and the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve offers overtaking opportunities but, this year, the way the cars were forced into a train so early on again highlighted the task facing F1 in forming new regulations for 2021. Once again the race was single-stopper which meant drivers were concerned with managing their tyres and reluctant to attack as they degrade quicker in the dirty air. The cars are wider now, of course, and teams were managing fuel as well. All of which was exacerbated by the perennial issue of being unable to close to below a second without losing grip due to the wake from the car in front. It is hoped the latter, addressed in the form of slimmer front wings, will make a difference next year but the importance of dealing with them all cohesively could not be clearer than when Canada turns into a damp squib. The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage The Recap: sign up for our weekly email of editors’ picks. Share on Messenger Sportblog Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Formula One 2018 Since you’re here… Topics Leclerc impresses againThe 20-year-old Charles Leclerc is going from strength to strength in what, thus far, must be considered a hugely impressive rookie year. Tenth in Montreal, he has now scored points in three races. More pertinently, he has put his more experienced team-mate Marcus Ericsson in the shade. The Monégasque driver has made it to Q2 in the last four races. Ericsson has yet to do so once. The Sauber is an improved car and with this year’s Ferrari engine (badged as an Alfa Romeo) the car has the horses it lacked in the past but it is also a handful to drive. Yet Leclerc has proved able to master it. In Canada he once again held his nerve and control to ensure he secured a point. Doing so amid the highly competitive midfield pack is even more impressive. He is 15th in the world championship, in front of Stoffel Vandoorne in the McLaren. Ferrari may want him to drive for another season with a junior team but on this form he is making a strong case to replace Kimi Räikkönen in 2019.Max does it cleanMax Verstappen is nothing if not an entertaining personality. His refusal to back down and sheer self belief presents a more fascinating, wilful character than many in the paddock. On Thursday before the race he was offering to headbutt anyone who continued to ask questions about the incidents that have plagued his season. They were valid enquiries but the Dutchman simply wanted to do his talking on track. At the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve he finally did so. Fastest in all three practice sessions and with an excellent third in qualifying, he just needed to execute on Sunday. In doing so it seems that some of the admonishments Red Bull have administered have sunk in. With another good start he beat Valtteri Bottas off the line and was alongside the Finn in turn two. He could have refused to cede the place and contact would have ben inevitable. He chose to back off, stayed in the game and took third, temperament finally in tune with his talent.Ferrari step upcenter_img McLaren Share on WhatsApp Sauber Share on Pinterest Red Bull features Fernando Alonso Share on Facebook Support The Guardian Share via Email Alonso considers the futureFernando Alonso’s 300th grand prix was far from a celebratory affair: he started 14th on the grid, his lowest position this season, and retired from the race with an exhaust failure. The McLaren racing director, Éric Boullier, had been clear about their car’s problems in lacking grip in low-speed corners that was making them struggle in Canada and afterwards Alonso could not wait to walk away from it. He wanted to talk about Le Mans, where he will race next weekend. He will be in the class of the field Toyota at La Sarthe, a world away from the recalcitrant McLaren. The Spaniard is now in talks with McLaren about his future and CEO, Zak Brown, has already hinted that a McLaren Indycar project might be where he goes next. If Alonso wins at Le Mans, the triple crown he has targeted would be one victory away at the Indy 500 and with his team not providing the performance he so desperately desired this season, he might just call time on F1. Lewis Hamilton keeps his chin up, despite wake-up call for Mercedes Mercedes have been open about their shortcomings in Canada. The lack of hypersoft tyres for practice, not bringing a new engine and the cooling issue that cost Hamilton among them but on the form Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari displayed, they would have had a huge challenge regardless. The Scuderia did have a new engine but what was most impressive was how they reacted and worked on the ground in Montreal. On Friday Vettel described practice as a “disaster”. The team addressed it, not least with reserve driver Antonio Giovinazzi putting the hours in overnight on the simulator at Maranello and by Saturday they had the car where they needed it. Pole followed as did an almost flawless run to the flag, with Vettel dominant. Ferrari have proved they are developing strongly and that the team is functioning efficiently and cohesively at the sharp end. These are the hallmarks of a championship-winning unit – attributes Mercedes have demonstrated repeatedly in the past four years. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

GPA Handles Record Volumes in FY2017

first_imgzoom The Georgia Ports Authority moved an all-time high of 3.85 million TEUs in fiscal year 2017, representing an increase of 6.7 percent from the same period a year earlier.In the second half of the fiscal year, the Port of Savannah handled 1.99 million TEUs, for a growth rate of 11.6 percent over the same period in FY2016. “Our volume growth continues to outpace forecasted demand. Shipping lines are moving 13,000- and 14,000-TEU vessels into service on the East Coast more quickly than anticipated, and concentrating their deliveries at efficient gateway ports like Savannah,” Griff Lynch, GPA Executive Director, said.GPA capped a record fiscal year with its busiest June ever, moving 337,710 twenty-foot equivalent container units, for growth of 17 percent for the month. In fiscal year 2017, the GPA moved 33.4 million tons of cargo across all terminals, another all-time high and an 8.3 percent increase over FY2016.Additionally, at a meeting held on July 24, the board approved a USD 72.75 million financing to purchase six more Neopanamax ship-to-shore cranes.The new machines will arrive in 2020, and are in addition to a previous order of four cranes that will be operational in June of next year. The combined 10 additional cranes will bring the fleet to 36, able to move more than 1,300 containers per hour across a single dock.“This new crane purchase, along with the four already on order, will enable GPA to increase crane capacity by nearly 40 percent,” Lynch added.last_img read more

SEALNG Expands US Network with Stabilis Energy

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel, has expanded its U.S. membership network with Houston-based Stabilis Energy.Stabilis Energy provides small-scale LNG production, distribution and fuelling services to multiple end markets in North America.It owns and operates a liquefaction and storage facility in George West, Texas, as well as a fleet of over 150 pieces of cryogenic rolling stock equipment throughout North America.The company supplies LNG for use in the industrial, mining, energy, utility, pipeline, and transportation end markets, as well as marine bunkering services.“Welcoming Stabilis Energy as a new member demonstrates SEA\LNG’s continued commitment within the ever expanding North American LNG market. LNG is growing in importance in both the energy and marine bunkering markets. Stabilis operates at the forefront of this expansion,” Peter Keller, Chairman, SEA\LNG, said.To help fund growth plans and operating presence, as well as investments in LNG production and distribution, Stabilis has recently completed a number of initiatives, including a public listing on the Nasdaq stock exchange, investment from Chart Industries, and two strategic transactions in Mexico.last_img read more

Brigitte Bardot Calls For Elephants Release

first_imgIconic international film star Brigitte Bardot has sent a letter to the Philippine ambassador to France urging her to convey to Philippine authorities the message that Mali, an ailing and solitary elephant who has been confined to a small enclosure at the Manila Zoo for 35 years, should be transferred immediately to a sanctuary in Thailand.In the letter, Bardot points out that elephants in zoos suffer both physically and psychologically when confined and separated from other elephants.“Elephants are animals who are totally unfit for captivity”, writes Bardot, whose organisation, the Brigitte Bardot Foundation, works in behalf of animals and has garnered the support of millions around the world. “The life expectancy of Asian elephants is estimated at 70 years, so Mali has lived half of her life, and after all these years of exploitation and slavery, it is a matter of duty to give her back her freedom.”In her current environment, Mali is denied everything that’s natural and important to her. But in a sanctuary, she would have acres in which to roam, rivers and ponds to bathe in and the crucial company of other elephants.A growing number of elephant experts, including Dr. Jane Goodall and world-renowned veterinarian Dr Mel Richardson, who, in June 2012, determined that Mali suffers from potentially fatal foot problems, are calling for Mali’s transfer to a sanctuary. An online petition for her release has garnered almost 40,000 signatures.Sign the petition here.Source:PETA UKlast_img read more

SAGAFTRA Condemns Disgraceful Harvey Weinstein

first_img Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Harvey Weinstein – Getty Images Amid a rising tide of condemnation in Hollywood and elsewhere, the incident has left the company’s future, and certainly its very name, in doubt.The SAG-AFTRA statement also urged members to call the union’s 844-Safer-Set hotline any time of day or night in the event of harassment and inappropriate or aggressive behavior.READ MORE Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The statement comes amid a chorus of condemnation and disgust.SAG-AFTRA issued a statement Monday condemning embattled producer Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment as “abhorrent and unacceptable,” and commending the “courage and candor” of women who speak out — a group that included actresses who are no doubt SAG-AFTRA members — and the “extraordinary reporting” of The New York Times, which first revealed the allegations last Thursday.In the wake of the Times story, a third of The Weinstein Co.’s board resigned, and the remainder, after appointing an outside law firm to investigate, fired Weinstein on Sunday — but not before he desperately begged Hollywood executives at studios, networks and talent agencies to write a letter he could present to the board to help save his job. The company also advised network partners that they could remove Weinstein’s credit from TWC television shows. Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

BCs film and TV actors get new protections amid MeToo movement

first_imgAdvertisement VANCOUVER – Months after the MeToo movement emerged, the union for BC film and television actors is taking some extra steps to protect its own against sexual harassment. A new code of conduct, specifically for teachers of the Union of BC Performers (UBCP) and Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), has been implemented.Many of the teachers in BC are members of the organization.The union’s Sue Brouse says that performers are especially vulnerable when they enter the field, so there needs to be more of an ability to protect them. “This code also serves to inform the students of what their rights are. When you’re entering the field you don’t know that if you don’t want to do a scene or you don’t like the circumstances that you’ve ended up in, you have the right to say no.” Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Instructors who agree to the voluntary code of conduct will have their names posted, and will be expected to refrain from discrimination and harassment. Those who breach the agreement will be disciplined through the union’s bylaw process.Brouse adds a taskforce was set up in response to the MeToo movement and it will be responsible for monitoring those working to help mitigate the problem. “The work of the task force is primarily to identify where the gaps are, what the problems are and if there are solutions that we can implement.”She points out this is just the first of many new initiatives to come for the union.Late last year, ACTRA announced it was expanding its discipline processes surrounding sexual harassment and assault complaints.UBCP/ACTRA is offering confidential, free professional counselling to its members if they have been sexually assaulted or harassed.Women can contact the Battered Women Support Services by clicking here or calling 604.652.1010.Men can contact the BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse via email or by calling HANA MAE NASSAR Twitterlast_img read more

US actress pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

first_imgWashington: Hollywood actress Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to a fake charity that facilitated cheating when her daughter took the SATs for college admission. When she appeared in court in Boston on Monday, prosecutors recommended a sentence of four months prison time for the 56-year-old “Desperate Housewives” TV star for her role in the college admissions scandal, CNN reported. They also suggested a $20,000 fine and 12 months of supervised release for the charge, which is a felony. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger She is slated to be sentenced on September 13. The charity was associated with Rick Singer, who has confessed to helping wealthy parents cheat on standardised tests for their children. Singer also bribed college coaches to falsely designate students as recruited athletes, smoothing their path to admission, a criminal complaint says. “I had no knowledge of Singer paying (others),” Huffman said on Monday before she broke down in tears. “Everything else (prosecutors) said I did, I did.” Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap up Huffman and Singer exchanged emails on how to provide her daughter with extra time to take the SAT exam, prosecutors said, and arranged for the girl to take the test in a location controlled by an administrator whom Singer had bribed. Huffman’s daughter received an SAT score of 1420 out of a possible 1600 — about 400 points higher than her Preliminary SAT exam a year earlier. The actress agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in April. She was among 13 parents who have said they would plead guilty in the scam, reports CNN. Seventeen other parents, including “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin, submitted not guilty pleas. Singer pleaded guilty in March to racketeering, money laundering; conspiracy to defraud the US, and obstruction of justice. He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 19. Huffman’s husband, actor William H. Macy, is not charged in the case.last_img read more

North Dakota, Washington state at odds over oil train rules

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota officials are pressuring Washington’s governor to veto legislation requiring oil shipped by rail to have more of its volatile gases removed.The bill awaiting Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature requires a lower vapour pressure limit for crude shipped by rail than either North Dakota requirements or industry standards.Proponents say it will boost safety. North Dakota officials worry it could hamper the nation’s No. 2 oil producer.North Dakota’s three members of Congress have asked Inslee to veto the bill, and state regulators are considering a lawsuit.Inslee has made climate change a focus of his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign. His spokeswoman says he’s still reviewing the bill.The volatility of oil trains drew widespread public attention following several explosive derailments, including one in 2013 in Quebec that killed 47 people.Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press read more

Indigenous scholar to speak on intergenerational connectedness

In 2015, McMaster University Professor Chelsea Gabel travelled to an Inuit community in southern Labrador, where she handed out cameras and a list of research questions to elders and youth. The goal was for the community to participate in photovoice, a research methodology that allows people to tell their own stories through photographs and interviews.On Monday, Feb. 12, Brock’s Department of Political Science is hosting Gabel, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Well-Being, Community-Engagement and Innovation at its Innovation in Research speaker series.Gabel, an assistant professor in McMaster’s Department of Health, Aging and Society, as well as in the Indigenous Studies Program, was using photovoice to explore how intergenerational relationships shape the community of St. Lewis, Labrador.She knew that relationships between elders and youth are often negatively affected by intergenerational trauma, such as dispossession of land and the long-term effects of the residential school system.However, Gabel’s participants were able to show that elders and youth can and do connect through the sharing of traditional knowledge and skills, which positively impact health and community wellness.“The relationships between elders and youth promote belonging, resiliency and empowerment among Indigenous elders, and they contribute to lower levels of negative issues among youth such as substance abuse and suicide,” Gabel said.Photovoice is the type of community-based participatory research method that Gabel, who has been studying effective policy development techniques since she was a graduate student, believes is essential in Indigenous communities.Nicole Goodman, Assistant Professor in Brock’s Department of Political Science and organizer of this year’s Innovation in Research Speaker Series, notes that this is the second talk on photovoice in the series.“Students and faculty at Brock might consider employing photovoice in their research if they want to adopt a more engaging approach, where participants are getting something meaningful out of the study,” Goodman points out. “That can empower social and policy change.”Goodman also encourages everyone to come and hear from Gabel, a leading scholar in her field who is also pursuing projects on the impacts of technology in Indigenous communities, community and maternal health, and possibilities of the expansion of Indigenous research capacity in the social sciences.“Chelsea Gabel is a community-engaged researcher and works with research participants as equals, ensuring greater benefits for communities and enhanced perspective in her research outcomes,” says Goodman.What: Using Photovoice to Generate Indigenous Elder and Youth Understandings of the Importance of Intergenerational Communication on Health and Well-BeingWho: Presented by McMaster University Professor Chelsea Gabel, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Well-Being, Community-Engagement, and InnovationWhen: Monday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m.Where: Plaza Building 600FAll are welcome to attend this public presentation. read more

Ohio State mens hockey maintains hold on 2nd place in CCHA standings

The Ohio State men’s ice hockey team maintained their second-place tie with Notre Dame in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association standings over the weekend. After only allowing one goal in two games in a sweep against Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich., the Buckeyes are currently one point behind Miami (Ohio) which swept its weekend series against Alaska. OSU senior goaltender Brady Hjelle allowed only one goal on 54 shots from MSU. The performance moved him from third to second place in the NCAA in both goals-against average and save percentage. If Hjelle continues to play the way he has over the past several weeks, he could very well end up being the best goalie in the nation statistically. There was some doubt as to whether or not Hjelle would start both nights. Coach Mark Osiecki had said earlier in the week that he would make the decision about who would start the second game after the first game was over. After Hjelle stopped 31 shots in a shutout on Friday, Osiecki said the decision to start him on Saturday was “pretty simple.” Hjelle said he was happy to start both games, stating via email that it is easier for him to get in a groove when he doesn’t have to wait a week between starts. “It felt great to get out there both nights,” Hjelle said. “Everyone wants to play as much as they can, and it was nice to get rewarded with two games on the weekend.” The Buckeyes offense also had a solid series. Freshman forward Tyler Lundey had the team’s first multiple-goal game of the season Saturday night, scoring two goals, and sophomore forward Ryan Dzingel extended his point-scoring streak to seven games with two assists. “It always feels great to score and to get more than one is an awesome feeling,” Lundey said. While Lundey said he was happy about his accomplishment, Dzingel is trying not to pay attention to his streak. “I don’t think about it,” Dzingel said. “I am taking it one game at a time and trying to do anything I can to help us win.” The Buckeyes are scheduled to face Robert Morris University this coming weekend, with the first game in Columbus Friday night before moving to Pittsburgh for the final game on Saturday. read more

Ryanair passenger tired of waiting jumps out of emergency exit at airport

first_imgThe passenger escaped from a Ryanair flight A police source said: “We responded to a call from Ryanair staff on flight FR8164 from London saying a man had opened an emergency door and had walked out onto the wing.”The pilot filed a formal complaint as is standard procedure and handed officers a copy of it.”In August 2016 a Bolivian-born Spanish immigrant made headlines round the world after sprinting across a runway to catch his flight, mistakenly thinking he was just about to miss it.Cesar Saucedo, 24, a fast food worker, jumped off a disconnected jet bridge at Madrid Airport and dashed towards a plane preparing to take off.He managed to make his flight to the holiday island of Gran Canaria but was intercepted by police when he reached his destination.Brother-in-law Juan Diana told afterwards how Cesar’s family were still trying to come to terms with what the viral video footage they’d seen – and admitted he had no doubt he would have been shot if he had tried something similar in the States.He also revealed his in-law ran down the wrong jet bridge after confusing a plane about to leave with his Ryanair flight which wasn’t due to take off for another hour. 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. One of the passengers could be overheard saying. “What a star, he’s off” in Spanish as the mystery passenger was filmed trying to jump down from the wing with a thick coat on and a travel bag beside him. A Ryanair passenger is facing a hefty fine after tiring of waiting for permission to leave his plane and leaving in this unconventional way via an emergency exit and the wing.The balding man decided on his unusual exit from the aircraft after it reached Malaga Airport from London Stansted late on Monday night an hour late and passengers were kept waiting to get off.Ground staff ordered him back on the plane and he was held there until Civil Guard officers arrived to take him away and record his details.He was described on Tuesday night as a 57-year-old Polish national living in Malaga.Fernando Del Valle Villalobos, who filmed the unnamed man making his unconventional exit, said: “Yesterday on January 1 after leaving London an hour late and arriving in Malaga only to be left waiting another 30 minutes inside the plane, with no explanation as to why from Ryanair, this man decided he wasn’t going to wait any longer.”He activated the emergency door and left, saying, ‘I’m going via the wing.’ It was surreal.” The passenger escaped from a Ryanair flightCredit:FRANK RUMPENHORST/AFPcenter_img The passenger escaped from a Ryanair flight Karen Guianella added: “It’s amazing what people can end up doing.” The passenger escaped from a Ryanair flightCredit:BERND SETTNIK/AFP He appeared to be talking to ground staff trying to dissuade him from going any further.Mr Del Valle Villalobos, who was on the same flight, said afterwards: “He was sat on the wing for quite a while until the crew managed to get him back inside.”I don’t know why he did it. He must have just lost it and it was the first thing that came into his head.”The incident happened just after 11pm on Monday when Ryanair flight FR8164, which should have left Stansted just before 7pm but left nearer 8pm, touched down in the Costa del Sol capital.Civil Guard officers did not arrest him – but recorded his name and age so they could report him for an infraction against airport security. He is expected to face a fine which could be at least four figures and possibly more.It was not immediately clear if the infraction had been logged as serious which would land the Polish national with the heaviest level of fine.One social media user, commenting on the footage, said: “Human stupidity of the highest level. Another one who should never be allowed back on a plane for the rest of his life.”last_img read more

Siemens supplies gearing systems for MMD sizing station destined for China

first_imgInternational supplier of mineral sizing systems, MMD, has specified Siemens gear units and couplings for a crawler drive, discharge conveyor, transfer conveyor and feeder drive destined for an open cast mine in China. A total of five assorted Siemens Mechanical Drives gear units will be travelling to Shouzhou City, in China’s Shanxi Province, after manufacture in the UK.These include two 400 kW Planurex bevel helical planetary units supplying the crawler drive (size P2KB30, weighing 11.4 t each), one 350kW P2KA22 Planurex driving the apron feeder, and two Flender FZG B3SH size 14 (350 kW) and size 12 (275 kW) bevel helical units with integral backstops for the discharge conveyor and transfer conveyor. The unit for the apron feeder features an external cooling and lubrication system, plus an integral motor mounting platform.Chris Pearson, MMD’s mobile sizer projects director, said the Siemens units had been specified due to their performance characteristics and reliability: “We have used Flender gear units successfully for a number of years in our systems and their reliability and worldwide service support are key contributory factors for us.” MMD supplies sizers, feeder units and sizing stations for mineral applications all over the world. The high production capacity of this unit (9,000 t.h) is due partly to its ability to continue sizing whilst moving. The unit will move 5 m per cut and advance twice an hour.The Siemens planetary units are fitted with coolers to cope with the site conditions and some highly flexible Elpex tyre type input couplings with drum brakes have also been supplied to the crawler drive units. Other Siemens input couplings supplied to the apron feeder include a Rupex pin and buffer coupling, and on the discharge and transfer conveyors, N-Eupex flexible input couplings. Siemens Key Account Manager Alex Broadley commented: “Where high productivity levels are required – particularly in mining and aggregates – our units will always be found. We’re delighted to be working again with MMD on this important project.” Siemens Mechanical Drives is part of Siemens Industry Automation and Drive Technologies (IA&DT).last_img read more

Fenner Dunlop releasing new 247 conveyor alarm system at AIMEX 2013

first_imgFenner Dunlop Australia will unveil a new 24/7 conveyor diagnostic and alert system at AIMEX in Sydney in late August. The round-the-clock alarm system is designed to alert users the instant any significant steel cord damage or splice damage is detected – and the nature of the problem. It also incorporates a splice monitoring system for the remote measurement of splice elongation. “This can help prevent a common form of splice failure in fabric and solid woven belting,” said the company’s sales and marketing representative, Alana Beaton. Other new Fenner Dunlop products on display at AIMEX will be:Ultra Tuff belting for high wear applicationsHigh impact utility beltingA mine approved fire-resistant and anti-static (FRAS) heavy duty, lightweight nylon rollerHi-Integrity Splicing (HIS) technology which Fenner Dunlop has introduced into Australian mining operations for rubber-plied belts.Beaton said Fenner Dunlop aimed to provide innovative, value-adding conveyor system solutions with measurable, sustainable results and an emphasis on safety. In Australia, the Fenner Dunlop Group consists of Fenner Dunlop, Australian Conveyor Engineering (ACE) (acquired in October 2012), Leading Edge Conveyor Services (LECS) and Statewide Belting. “This merger of expertise and capability is a key step in the roll-out of Fenner Dunlop’s engineered conveyor solutions strategy,” Beaton said. “It provides our customers with the benefits of integrated solution packages comprising system design, equipment supply and installation as well as complete after-market support covering condition monitoring, diagnostics and ongoing service.last_img read more

Poll Should the US suspend lethal injections

first_imgA CONVICTED MURDERER took two hours to die after being given a lethal injection in Arizona.It is the second incident in recent months where lethal injection went wrong – another inmate suffered an excruciating attempted execution in Oklahoma.An investigation is underway into yesterday’s incident, as well as a review of Arizona’s execution process.Today, we’re asking: Should the US suspend lethal injections? Poll Results: YesNoI’m not sureVote No (2083)center_img I’m not sure (387) Yes (2972)last_img read more

Prestige Care sued for disability discrimination

first_imgA senior living company based in Vancouver has been accused of discriminating against disabled workers, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.The suit alleges Prestige Care Inc., headquartered at 7700 N.E. Parkway Drive, put companywide policies in place that demanded workers to be “100 percent healed, 100 percent fit for duty.” Those policies were inflexible for disabled workers, the lawsuit alleges.The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency that filed the suit, said the policies violate the Americans with Disabilities Act because Prestige would not try to compromise with its workers, who ultimately faced job loss or loss of wages.Melissa Barrios, director of the agency’s Fresno, Calif., office, said they couldn’t disclose how many workers they will represent in the suit; however, each worker involved could receive a maximum $300,000 settlement plus potential back pay. At this stage in the lawsuit, more workers could come forward, she said.The suit also seeks an injunction against the policies.In a prepared statement, Prestige Care wrote that it had been working in good faith to address any concerns, but that “we strenuously disagree with the allegations brought by the EEOC in its lawsuit.”last_img read more