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Sourabh Verma wins gold in Russia Open Tour Super 100 tournamentSourabh Verma wins gold in Russia Open Tour Super 100 tournament

first_imgIndia’s Sourabh Verma made a sensational comeback against Japan’s Koki Watanabe to win the top prize at the Russia Open Tour Super 100 tournament in Vladivostock on Sunday.Sourabh Verma was a game down but came back strongly to defeat Watanabe in the final en route to claiming his his first title of the season, and second major title of his career.Sourabh Verma is on a comeback trail after recovering from injuries and took down world No. 119 Watanabe 19-21 21-12 21-17 in exactly an hour at the Sport Hall Olympic.Sourabh was left to do the catch up act in the opening game as Watanabe slowly and steadily distanced himself after opening up an initial slender lead of 2-0. The Japanese entered the first interval with a healthy 11-5 advantage.The Indian led a fightback to narrow the gap to 11-12 but Watanabe again jumped to a 18-13 lead. Sourabh reeled off five straight points to draw parity but the Japanese managed to move ahead and pocket the opening game.Sourabh’s dream run continues!BAI congratulates the #AsianGames2018 bound shuttler, @sourabhverma09 on his Gold Medal win in Russia. He won the Russian Open 2018 Men Singles title defeating Koki Watanabe of Japan 18-21, 21-12, 21-17. #IndiaontheRise Media (@BAI_Media) July 29, 2018In the second game, Sourabh cut down his errors and surged to 7-3 lead and held an 11-6 advantage at the break. After the breather, he continued to march ahead and eventually roared back into contest comfortably.advertisementIn the decider, Watanabe zoomed to a 9-3 lead early on and held an 11-7 advantage at the interval. However, a gritty Sourabh slowly erased the deficit and clawed back at 15-15.The Japanese tried to break away but Sourabh ensured there were no hiccups as he reeled off four straight points at 17-17 to shut the door on his rival.Sourabh had won the All India senior ranking tournament in Bangalore to make the cut for the Asian Games squad. He had clinched the Chinese Taipei Grand Pri Gold and finished runners-up at the Bitburger Open in 2016.Also, second-seeded Indian mixed doubles pair of Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg, however, suffered a 19-21 17-21 loss to Russia’s Vladimir Ivanov and Min Kyung Kim of Korea in the finals to settle for a runners-up finish(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Liverpool hot on City’s heels after James Milner sparks fightback at BurnleyLiverpool hot on City’s heels after James Milner sparks fightback at Burnley

first_imgLiverpool kept up their unbeaten record to maintain the pressure on Manchester City by coming from behind to beat Burnley. When the home side took a second-half lead it briefly looked as though they might climb out of the bottom three and leave Liverpool five points adrift of the league leaders but two goals in quick succession from James Milner and Roberto Firmino rescued the situation for the visitors.Mohamed Salah missed a couple of chances to make the game safe that he would have buried last season but still had a hand in the decisive third goal, flicking an instinctive pass for Xherdan Shaqiri to score with an emphatic first-time finish. The Switzerland international was unmarked in the box, mainly because most Burnley defenders were returning from attempting to equalise at a corner, with Alisson touching a Ben Mee header on to his post before the ball was cleared downfield. That is the sort of luck Burnley are enduring at the moment whereas fortune seems to be favouring Liverpool, whose fans enjoyed putting Divock Origi’s name into their seasonal ditty: Merry Christmas Everton. Lingard earns point for Manchester United after De Gea hands Arsenal lead 23 Shaqiri Jürgen Klopp gave the Belgian a rare start after his last-minute heroics in the Merseyside derby, one of seven changes to the side. That seemed a lot, even allowing for Sadio Mané’s foot injury, though the Liverpool manager said it was par for the course for the busiest stage of the season. Playing at right-back, Joe Gomez needed treatment after hitting a perimeter fence when Mee halted his run down the wing, eventually departing midway through the first half to cut short Trent Alexander-Arnold’s evening of rest. “Joe is injured,” Klopp said. “The tackle might have been fair but you have to be careful on such a wet pitch.”The first period was short on goalmouth action, or indeed attacking moves of any promise. Liverpool lacked penetration and any element of surprise without their usual front three, while the home side were always likeliest to score from a set piece. Cruelly, when Ashley Barnes had applied a perfect finish to a well-flighted free-kick from Robbie Brady at the end of the first half, his celebrations were cut short by a flag for a narrow offside. Alisson in the Liverpool goal, helpless as Barnes’ volley flew past him into the net, was possibly the most relieved man in the ground.Joe Hart was called into action early in the second half when Naby Keïta struck a fierce shot from the edge of the area, one that was heading for the top corner before the goalkeeper made a one-handed save. At that point Liverpool looked to be getting on top, so it was a surprise when Burnley took the lead just before the hour. James Tarkowski’s weak header from a corner would have been a routine save for Alisson but for Chris Wood’s touch. The goalkeeper could only parry and, when he tried to reclaim the ball, Barnes got his foot in first, allowing Jack Cork to score from the ricochet. It was the scrappiest of goals and Liverpool complained bitterly that the goalkeeper had been impeded – but Stuart Attwell, after checking with his assistant, came to the conclusion that no foul had been committed.Klopp’s response was to warm up Salah and Firmino, but before they could be introduced Liverpool were level. Keïta found some space on the left, Origi coolly played a ball back out of the area and Milner took a brief look up before clipping a low shot just inside Hart’s left-hand upright from the edge of the area. Spurs’ Harry Kane shows new manager size of Southampton job ahead Premier League 66 Alexander-Arnold match reports Share on LinkedIn 8 Keita Corners Burnley Goal attempts Match stats 7 Milner Read more 13 Hendrick 32 Matip Lineups Share on Messenger 75 25 LIV BUR (s 71′) 6 Mee 12 Gomez Fouls 28 Long 7 Gudmundsson 3 Taylor Reuse this content Liverpool 10 3 9 Firmino 9 Vokes 12 Brady 5 9 Read more Salah and Firmino did then come on and the latter had a goal with his first touch from what looked like a training-ground move. A short free-kick resulted in Alexander-Arnold crossing to the far post, where Virgil van Dijk reached it with his foot and turned the ball across the face of goal, leaving the Brazilian the simplest of tap-ins.Now more recognisable and with Salah’s presence dissuading Burnley from throwing too many men forward, Liverpool were comfortable even before adding a third, though Sean Dyche was entitled to bemoan his side’s luck.“Joe [Hart] was unsighted for the first goal and we thought the ball had gone out of play in the build-up to the third,” the Burnley manager said. “At least we kept going. We still need points but the performance was much more like our old selves.” Substitutes (s 71′)center_img Possession 64 Camacho 25 Lennon Share on WhatsApp Liverpool 4 van Dijk (s 83′) 3 Fabinho 10 Barnes 5 Tarkowski 18 Moreno 26 Bardsley 27 Origi 20 Hart Substitutes Topics 14 Henderson (s 66′) 11 Salah 4 Cork 4 Burnley Off target 7 Liverpool 6 Burnley On target 11 Liverpool 20 Lallana (s 23′) 11 Wood 22 Mignolet LIV75BUR25% 2 Lowton Burnley 15 Sturridge 18 Westwood Share on Facebook 1 Heaton 27 Vydra Share via Email Share on Pinterest 13 Alisson Share on Twitter (s 65′)last_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer admits he’d like to stay with Man Utd long-term10 months agoSolskjaer admits he’d like to stay with Man Utd long-term

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer admits he’d like to stay with Man Utd long-termby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer admits he’d like to stay with Manchester United beyond the end of the season.The caretaker manager is on-loan from Molde until June.Asked about a permanent role in the Old Trafford dugout, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “My job is for the next five months, because I’m going to leave them to someone else when they come in. “That’s the plan and that’s what my job is at the moment, it runs out at the end of May – actually the end of June but we don’t play many games in June. “So my job is to affect the players on what it is all about at Manchester United.“Of course, results and all that stuff too but I have to make sure I guide them and help them so in a year or two when I sit down and see these players perform again and keep winning trophies, I might feel a part of this.“You’re always ambitious of course, but as I’ve told Ed [Woodward] and the owners, I’m here to do as well as I can. “And if in May you decide someone else will be coming in then fantastic, and if you decide it’s me I’m sure we will agree.” last_img read more

Ampoules à faible consommation dénergie distribuées gratuitement à ChéticampAmpoules à faible consommation dénergie distribuées gratuitement à Chéticamp

first_imgLes résidents de Chéticamp, dans le comté d’Inverness, pourront économiser de l’énergie et de l’argent grâce à une distribution d’ampoules qui aura lieu le 4 juin. Les ampoules permettant d’économiser l’énergie seront distribuées de porte en porte dans le cadre du projet « Éclairez-vous » ou « Lighten Up ». Cette activité est organisée par la Brigade jeunesse pour la conservation de l’environnement en Nouvelle-Écosse, qui fait partie du ministère de l’Environnement et du Travail, en partenariat avec Nova Scotia Power et le ministère de l’Énergie. Vingt élèves de la 10e à la 12e année de l’école Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption distribueront 1 500 trousses comprenant deux ampoules à faible consommation d’énergie, ainsi qu’une brochure d’information. Le projet encouragera les gens à être plus sensibles à leur consommation d’énergie et leur enseignera des façons de le faire. L’économie d’énergie contribue à la préservation de l’environnement. De plus, si les ampoules durent plus longtemps, il y en aura un moins grand nombre dans les dépotoirs. Les ampoules blanches en spirale consomment moins d’énergie que les ampoules rondes ordinaires, mais elles produisent la même quantité de lumière. « Ce projet démontre que nos jeunes se préoccupent de l’environnement », a déclaré Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, ministre de l’Environnement et du Travail. « Nous devons continuer à chercher des façons novatrices de promouvoir des bonnes pratiques environnementales auprès des gens de tous âges. » Le ministre de l’Énergie, Bill Dooks, affirme que ce projet comporte deux grands avantages. « Les élèves aident à réduire la dépendance à l’électricité et ils apprennent une leçon importante au sujet de la conservation d’énergie », a-t-il ajouté. Le projet « Éclairez-vous » a été élaborée par Joeleen Larade, ancienne résidente de Chéticamp. Elle a basé son projet sur un projet semblable mis en oeuvre à Ottawa. « J’étais heureuse d’avoir la chance de réduire notre impact sur l’environnement et de redonner à la communauté où j’ai grandi », a affirmé Mme Larade. Les élèves commenceront la distribution des trousses à 8 heures, le 4 juin. Pour obtenir plus d’information au sujet de la Brigade jeunesse pour la conservation de l’environnement en Nouvelle-Écosse, consultez le site .last_img read more

2010 National Aboriginal Day2010 National Aboriginal Day

first_imgMi’kmaq communities throughout the province are celebrating National Aboriginal Day today, June 21. Premier Darrell Dexter, who is also Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, is encouraging all Nova Scotians to take part in National Aboriginal Day activities to help celebrate and recognize the Mi’kmaq’s unique history and culture, and contributions to the province. “The Mi’kmaq are the original inhabitants of Nova Scotia and contribute greatly to it. We share a common interest in enhancing Nova Scotia’s economy and making life better for Nova Scotia families,” said Premier Dexter. “We also share an interest in celebrating our culture and heritage, and conserving our resources. I hope that all Nova Scotians will take the opportunity to recognize this important day, and in particular, the Baptism of Grand Chief Membertou’s 400th anniversary celebrations scheduled to take place June 24-27 throughout the province.” National Aboriginal Day is an opportunity for Canadians to show their respect for the Aboriginal community and learn more about the rich heritage of Canada’s First Nations people. It was first proclaimed in 1996 by former Gov. Gen. Romeo LeBlanc. It is held on the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and the first day of summer. Traditionally, summer solstice is the day on which many aboriginal communities celebrate their cultural and spiritual beliefs. Visit for information on Membertou 400 events and to learn more about National Aboriginal Day.last_img read more

Spring Weight Restrictions Begin March 6Spring Weight Restrictions Begin March 6

first_imgSpring weight restrictions come into effect for provincial roads in nine Nova Scotia counties beginning 12:01 a.m., Monday, March 6. Restrictions begin at that time for the following counties: Annapolis, Digby, Halifax, Hants, Kings, Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne and Yarmouth. Restrictions for Antigonish, Cape Breton, Colchester, Cumberland, Guysborough, Inverness, Pictou, Richmond and Victoria counties will start a week later at 12:01 a.m., Monday, March 13. Weight restrictions on heavy vehicles are necessary during the spring thaw to protect roads that are weakened by mild and wet weather. They are expected to be in place for about two months. The department will continue to monitor road and weather conditions to determine when it is safe to remove the restrictions. Some roads, including 100-series highways, are exempt from the restrictions. An exempt road list will be available on the Department of Justice website after March 6.last_img read more

Govt asks Google Apple to comply with court order prohibiting TikTok downloadGovt asks Google Apple to comply with court order prohibiting TikTok download

first_imgNew Delhi: The government has asked tech giants Google and Apple to comply with the Madras High Court’s order that had banned popular mobile app TikTok, according to sources.Sources said instructions in this regard were sent to the two American companies on Monday after the Supreme Court refused to stay the April 3 order of Madras High Cout that had directed the Centre to ban Tiktok app over concerns about access to pornographic content through it. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’E-mails sent to Apple and Google did not elicit a response. On Monday, the Supreme Court said the ban directive was just an interim order and that the high court is scheduled to hear the matter on April 16. In its April 3 order, the Madras HC said it was evident from media reports that pornography and inappropriate content were made available through such mobile applications. It had also directed the media not to telecast video clips made with TikTok. The app, which is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, allows users to create short videos and then share them. In a statement on Tuesday, TikTok said it has faith in the Indian judicial system. “We are optimistic about an outcome that would allow over 120 million monthly active users in India to continue using TikTok to showcase their creativity and capture moments that matter in their everyday lives,” it said.last_img read more

Lenders discussing ways to revive Jet Airways fund infusion likely soonLenders discussing ways to revive Jet Airways fund infusion likely soon

first_imgNew Delhi: Lenders to Jet Airways are talking about ways to restore the crisis-hit carrier and new funds are likely to be infused shortly, officials said on Tuesday.Amid acute financial crunch crippling its operations, Jet Airways management is awaiting clarity on receiving new funds after which a decision would be taken on continuing operations. “Discussions for reviving the airline are underway, and nothing has been finalised as of now,” Punjab National Bank Managing Director and CEO Sunil Mehta told reporters here. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsRepresentatives of various lenders to Jet Airways are also understood to have discussed issues related to Jet Airways with Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar. Jet Airways has a debt burden of more than Rs 8,000 crore. SBI Capital Markets has the mandate for Jet Airways sale on behalf of the SBI-led consortium of the domestic lenders to the debt-ridden private carrier. A senior government official said that funding for Jet Airways from lenders is likely to come through. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe board of the full-service carrier, which is currently operating less than ten aircraft, met in Mumbai on Tuesday. On Monday, lenders did not take a final decision on providing emergency funds to the cash-strapped carrier. Another government official said that approaching the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) for Jet Airways is not an option at this stage. “Right now, the lenders are trying to resolve the issue by seeking bidders for investment. This is not the time for lenders to approach NCLT for resolution,” the official said. Creditors can take a defaulting company to the NCLT for seeking approval for resolution under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). Earlier in the day, sources said Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal has decided not to bid for acquiring a stake in the cash-strapped airline.last_img read more

Moroccan Cities Comparatively Safe from Rising Sea LevelsMoroccan Cities Comparatively Safe from Rising Sea Levels

By Kaitlin JunodRabat – Moroccan cities are relatively safe from threats posed by global warming, as compared to other major cities around the world, according to a report issued this month. Both in terms of total population and percentage of the population that would be affected by rising sea levels, Morocco was not listed among the top 20 countries that would be most affected.If sea levels were to rise from a 1.5 degrees Celsius warming, the report found that about three percent of Rabat’s population and six percent of Casablanca’s population would be beneath sea level, while cities like Alexandria, Egypt and Pontianak, Indonesia, would find 49 percent and 46 percent of their populations, respectively, under water. Results were found by studying the relationship between cumulative carbon emissions, warming and the future global sea level rise. If carbon emission are to go on in what the report terms a “business as usual” scenario, the projected 4 degrees Celsius warming could submerge land that is currently inhabited by 470-760 million people. In Morocco, this means that 14 percent of Casablanca’s population and seven percent of Rabat’s.The international target for carbon cuts is 2 degrees Celsius, which would require carbon emissions to decrease by 40 percent by 2050 in order to maintain this threshold. Among the nations surveyed, China has the most on the line, with about 145 million citizens living on at risk land at the 4 degrees Celsius warming rate and 64 million citizens at the 2 degrees Celsius warming rate.The United Nations’ Conference of Parties, a body tasked with reviewing emissions inventories, is set to meet in Marrakech in November 2016 for its 22nd session. read more

Cryptocurrency platform QuadrigaCX should be placed in bankruptcy monitorCryptocurrency platform QuadrigaCX should be placed in bankruptcy monitor

HALIFAX — The court-ordered monitor picking over the remains of the shuttered QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency platform says the insolvent operation should be placed in bankruptcy.Ernst and Young says it has concluded there is only a remote possibility the Vancouver-based company will emerge from creditor protection and restructure.The professional services firm says its ongoing investigation to recover $260 million in cash and cryptocurrency owed to 115,000 users could be handled more efficiently under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.The exchange was shut down Jan. 28, more than a month after its lone director — 30-year-old Gerald Cotten of Fall River, N.S. — died suddenly while travelling in Jaipur, India.Soon after his death was announced, court documents revealed he was the only QuadrigaCX employee who knew the encrypted pass codes needed to access $190 million in missing Bitcoins and other cryptocurrency locked in offline digital wallets.According to the documents, another $70 million in cash is owed to users, much of which was tied up in bank drafts held by third-party payment processors.Quadriga Fintech Solutions Corp. and its related companies were granted protection from creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act on Feb. 5.The Canadian Press read more

Excessive military spending is a perversion of values Costa Rica says atExcessive military spending is a perversion of values Costa Rica says at

24 September 2008Universal literacy, the eradication of many preventable diseases and safe drinking water for everyone could all be achieved if the world spent as much on those causes as it already does on military forces, Costa Rica’s President told the General Assembly tonight in a call for a radical re-think of global spending. Universal literacy, the eradication of many preventable diseases and safe drinking water for everyone could all be achieved if the world spent as much on those causes as it already does on military forces, Costa Rica’s President told the General Assembly tonight in a call for a radical re-think of global spending.Óscar Arias Sánchez told the Assembly’s high-level debate that many governments were hurting their citizens by indulging in excessive military spending.“On a planet where one-sixth of the population lives on less than a dollar a day, spending $1.2 trillion on arms and soldiers is an offence and a symbol of irrationality,” Mr. Arias said.He voiced particular concern about his own region, Latin America, where military spending last year topped $39 billion, even though the region “has never been more peaceful or more democratic.”Mr. Arias said that even tiny percentage reductions in military spending by countries could make a major difference to important causes and at the same time not jeopardize those nations’ defence.“I know no greater perversion of values, and no greater misplacement of priorities,” he said of the current spending arrangements. “With a small percentage of world military spending, we could give potable water to all of humanity, equip all homes with electricity, achieve universal literacy, and eradicate all preventable diseases.”The President called for international support for the Costa Rica Consensus, an initiative that would allow the debts of poor countries to be forgiven and increase spending on the environment, education, health care and housing in those States at the expense of funding arms and soldiers.“I also ask for your support for the arms trade treaty that Costa Rica is pushing forward in the heart of this Organization, to prohibit the transfer of arms to States, groups or individuals if sufficient reason exists to believe that those arms will be used to violate human rights or international law.“The destructive power of the 640 million small arms and light weapons that exist in the world, most in the hands of civilians, deserves the same or even more attention than military spending.” read more

UN rights chief urges executives gathering in Davos to stand up forUN rights chief urges executives gathering in Davos to stand up for

“The hard-won laws and principles of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights are increasingly imperiled, and the business leaders gathering in Davos next week have a key role to play to stem this terrible tide and to insist upon respect for human rights in the States where they operate,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein in a news release issued by his Office (OHCHR). The UN rights office launched in December 2016 a global campaign called “Stand Up for Someone’s Rights Today.” The campaign is an effort to galvanize everyone – private sector, governments, individuals, civil society – to play an active role in standing up to defend the human rights of all, at a time when these hard-won rights and freedoms are facing increasing pressures across the world. Responsible business relies on stability – sound institutions, the smooth functioning of justice, sustainable development and public confidence in their personal safety, Mr. Zeid said, stressing that human rights lie at the core of such long-term stability. He also underscored the need for companies to take a clear, unequivocal stance that they will not tolerate links to human rights abuses anywhere in their operations and supply chains – and to have systems in place to ensure such abuses are actively prevented and promptly addressed. For instance, some banks have withdrawn funding for projects where human rights violations have occurred.“Many companies have already begun taking steps to prevent and mitigate human rights abuses in their operations in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, including by setting up ways for people to safely lodge complaints,” Mr. Zeid said.Zeid commended the steps taken by some leading companies to take a stand against media outlets peddling hate speech and xenophobic content and called on others to show similar leadership and to join in the fight for the global values that are currently under threat. Zeid also welcomed the increasing participation by large multinational corporations in the annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights and the growing implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. read more

Archery kayaking for hinterland schools in 2019 JonesArchery kayaking for hinterland schools in 2019 Jones

File photo: Coaches Manley Polo Thomas and Shunette Thompson in centre flanked by students of St. Ignatius Secondary School after an Introduction Session to Archery earlier this yearThe sport of archery and kayaking are expected to be formally introduced into hinterland schools come 2019. These include schools in Regions One, Seven, Eight, Nine and sections of Region Ten.This was disclosed by the Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, during an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI). Jones said that the emergence of these sport is catered for in the 2019 National Budget proposals by the National Sports Commission.In March of this year, Archery Guyana held a historic Level 1 Archery Coaching Course with participants from across the country. According to Jones, that was just the first step. Now, the NSC is seeking to make a conscious effort and take it directly to those in the hinterland regions.“In some of the outlying regions they use the arrow and bow to hunt for food so it is just a matter of teaching them the technique and that is why we are so confident that in those outlying regions, we can find archers that can very soon represent Guyana regionally and internationally” Jones stated.As it relates to kayaking, the Sport Director announced earlier this year his intention to host a kayaking workshop similar to that of the archery coaching course. He noted that once the proposals in the budget are approved, equipment for the sport will be purchased to begin the process.Jones stated that “not excluding other regions but focusing on the regions that have the riverine communities such as Regions One, Seven, Eight and parts of Nine and even Region Ten, we want to introduce kayaking to those regions first and of course spread that sport around.”Additionally, in April 2018, a group of women from the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland completed the first kayaking expedition along the entire Essequibo River. The three-woman team was accompanied by local Indigenous tour guides and a Toshao from the Wai-Wai nation. The expedition entailed visits to the Indigenous communities of Konashen, Fairview, Apoteri, and Iwokrama.According to the DPI, the move to formally introduce the sport of archery and kayaking in the hinterland region forms part of the government’s efforts to have sport in Guyana developed countrywide; moving away from it being centred mainly on the coastland. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedArchery Guyana Coaches conduct introduction session in Region 9May 23, 2018In “Sports”Archery Guyana hopes to implement sport nationwide as course being hostedMay 4, 2018In “Sports”Archery Guyana’s new Board of Directors electedSeptember 15, 2018In “latest news” read more

Students from closed private colleges offered new courses at a discountStudents from closed private colleges offered new courses at a discount

first_imgINTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WHO were affected by the closure of their private colleges will be able to access new courses – at a discount.The news was given today by Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn, and  Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald.The international students affected by the recent closure of several private colleges will be offered alternative courses in “high-quality, approved English language schools at a heavily discounted rate”, the Ministers said.Hundreds of students have been left without a place to study English after the colleges closed.How it will workThe offer will be coordinated by Marketing English in Ireland (MEI), an industry body for approved English Language Schools.The courses will be offered through MEI at a cost of €60 per week, which is a discount of around 70%.The new courses which are being specially created for the affected students will operate to the highest standards, including small class sizes, and will be covered by MEI learner protection arrangements. Applications for these courses from the affected students will be taken from Monday 23 June.A taskforce was set up on 21 May 2014 in order to deal with the aftermath of the colleges closing.A new website,, has also been set up to provide information for students on issues relating to their immigration status and details of the alternative courses available.The taskforce expects to present a final report to the two Ministers shortly.‘Positive start’The Irish Council for International Students (ICOS) welcomed the news, but said “there is much work still to be done to turn [the website] into a comprehensive resource which will address the many issues which displaced students are uncertain about”.“Students have now been presented with a clear alternative option in terms of language study but that alternative will cost money and for many students the idea of paying again for something for which they have paid already seems unjust,” said ICOS. “The fundamental rights of students to learner protection will need further discussion.”Read: Task force set up to protect students affected by closure of private colleges>last_img read more

ESPN SportsCenter to cover SummerSlam next weekendESPN SportsCenter to cover SummerSlam next weekend

first_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Lawsuit accuses Patriots’ Brown of raping trainer Former WWE commentator and now ESPN personality Jonathan Coachman will be in Brooklyn this week covering WWE SummerSlam for SportsCenter according to ESPN PR. Coachman had been hinting at doing this for ESPN on Twitter for some time now.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipJulian Edelman Launches Youtube ChannelVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:20/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:16 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Smackdown Results – 8/13/19 (Reigns vs. Murphy, Randy Orton responds to Kofi Kingston) WhatsApp Facebook Now Playing Up Next Julian Edelman Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Live Podcast: SummerSlam weekend hangover, recapping this week’s major headlines center_img Rob Gronkowski Says He Probably Suffered 20 Concussions in His Career AFL Women’s guide for dummies Julian Edelman Launches Youtube Channel Twitter Videos Articles Pinterest Odell Beckham Can’t Wear His 250 Grand Watch On The Field Anymore Wrestleview Weekly: SummerSlam weekend hangover and reviewing this week’s news Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Nikki Bella undergoes successful surgery on her neckNikki Bella undergoes successful surgery on her neck

first_img Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Says Bella Twins Are A ‘Bunch of Untrustworthy B–s’ Videos Articles WhatsApp Nikki Bella Brie Bella Now Playing Up Next is reporting that former WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella underwent successful surgery on her neck this week to repair a herniated disc.The official Twitter account for The Bella Twins sent out the following.“Great news #BellaArmy Nikki’s surgery was successful she is sleeping soundly as we speak! Thank you all for your support! #FearlessNikki”WWE: Nikki Bella undergoes successful neck surgeryRecommended videosPowered by AnyClip’Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John CenaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Paige undergoes successful neck surgery; King of the Ring semi-finals and finals locations Now Playing Up Next Artem Chigvintsev says Nikki Bella is his ‘soulmate’center_img Nikki Bella confirms her new relationship in dance video, Natalya shows off injuries from RAW Pinterest ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Videos Articles WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down John Cena Not In Royal Rumble Due To Injury Now Playing Up Next Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Ruby Riott undergoes second shoulder surgery of the year, Rachel Evers has knee surgery John Cenalast_img read more

Donut Boy Thanks Local Officers For Their ServiceDonut Boy Thanks Local Officers For Their Service

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A 10-year-old boy from Florida dubbed the ‘Donut Boy’ swooped into the Kenai Peninsula to thank local area law enforcement earlier this week. Tyler Carach is on a mission called “I DONUT need a reason to thank a cop.” Tyler plans to deliver the sweet treat to every police officer in the country. He got the idea two summers ago, while at a local store, when he saw four officers and asked if he could use his allowance to buy them some doughnuts as a snack. They were so appreciative of the gesture, it gave him the idea for a mission: to thank every police officer in America. Tyler says he plans to be a police officer when he grows up: “I LOVE thanking them and they LOVE being thanked. I have a few more years to go before I can hold the line and until then, I will spend everyday being thankful for their commitment, dedication and sacrifices….and even after I am one of them.”center_img KPD Lt. Ben Langham: “On August 1, the Kenai Police Department and local law enforcement officers were lucky enough to meet the ‘Donut Boy’. He came down to the Kenai Peninsula to thank officers for their service and fortunatly for us he gave us as many donuts as we could eat.”  So far he has delivered more than 65,000 of them to police officers in 36 states. Tyler wears a doughnut-printed cape with the words “I DONUT NEED A REASON TO THANK A COP” written on it.last_img read more

Charge sheet of Holey Artisan attack next month PoliceCharge sheet of Holey Artisan attack next month Police

first_imgHoley Artisan cafe after the attack. Prothom Alo File PhotoThe charge sheet of the militant attack at Gulshan’s Holey Artisan Bakery in the capital on 1 July 2016 will be submitted to the court next month as investigation into the matter reached its final stage, say police.The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of the police has investigated the militant attack which killed 20 people, mostly foreign nationals, and two police officials, according to BSS. Talking to BSS, Md Monirul Islam, chief of CTTC, said, “The investigation into the radical attack has almost been completed with revealing the involvement of 21 operatives of the militant outfit- neo-Jama‘atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (neo-JMB) – in the carnage.”The CTTC chief said, of the 21 JMB operatives, 13 were killed in a series of nationwide anti-militant drives by the law enforcement following the brutal attack.“We have so far arrested seven persons for their direct involvement in planning and execution of the attack. Six of them have given confessional statements under the section 164,” said Monirul Islam, an additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).A total of 20 people, including five foreign nationals, who were held hostages in the cafe, by the attackers on that tragic night, also gave confessional statement before the court narrating their horrible experience of the incident, he added.DMP commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia said, “We have become clear about everything from planning to execution of the attack after a thorough investigation into the matter.”According to the investigators, the arrested accused are: Rakibul Islam Regan, Hadisur Rahman Sagor, Jahangir Hossain Rajeeb alias Rajeeb Gandhi, Aslam Hossain Rashed alias Rash, Abdus Sabur Khan alias Sohel Mahfuj, Mizanur Rahman alias Baro Mizan and professor Hasnat Karim of North South University (NSU).Police also found direct involvement of two other fugitive suspected militants, Mamunur Rashid alias Ripon and Shariful Islam Khaled, a former student of the English department of Rajshahi University (RU).Khaled is also a charge-sheeted accused in the RU professor Rezaul Karim murder case.Five militants, who directly carried out the attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery, were killed in a joint operation by law enforcers on the spot, the investigators said.Eight top leaders of the neo-JMB-Tamim Chowdhury, Nurul Islam Marjan, major Zahidul Islam, Sarwar Jahan, Tanveer Quaderi, Md Mizanur Rahman alias Chhoto Mizan, Abu Rayhan alias Tareq and Basharuzzaman alias Choklet, were also later killed in the nationwide anti-militant operations after the deadly attack.last_img read more

Simple hydrogen storage solution is powered by solar energySimple hydrogen storage solution is powered by solar energy

first_img Muons help understand mechanism behind hydrogen storage (—By using solar energy to reversibly attach and detach hydrogen atoms on a 6-carbon ring called benzene, scientists have developed a simple and efficient method to store, transport, and release hydrogen potentially on a large scale. The hydrogen storage problem is currently one of the biggest challenges facing the development of hydrogen as a widespread energy carrier, and the researchers hope that the new strategy may lead to a safe and inexpensive solution to this problem. © 2015 The scientists, led by Professor Chao-Jun Li and Associate Professor Zetian Mi at McGill University in Montreal, have published a paper on the new hydrogen storage system in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.As the researchers explain, hydrogen has a very high mass energy density but a very low volumetric energy density. The high mass energy density, which is at least three times higher than that of other chemical fuels, is what makes hydrogen such an attractive energy carrier. However, its low volumetric energy density under ambient conditions makes it difficult to store large amounts of hydrogen in small spaces. To overcome this problem, hydrogen is often stored at high pressures or low temperatures, but these storage methods present their own challenges.The hydrogen storage system demonstrated in the new paper works under ambient conditions and stores the hydrogen in abundant, lightweight, and inexpensive molecules called hydrocarbons. The researchers demonstrated that six hydrogen atoms can be added to benzene (C6H6) in a “hydrogenation” process that forms cyclohexane (C6H12), which serves as the hydrogen carrier. In the reverse process, cyclohexane is “dehydrogenated” as the six carbons are removed and available for use in energy storage devices and other applications.This method of storing hydrogen atoms in hydrocarbons is not new, but because the dehydrogenation process requires a large amount of energy to proceed, current versions always require high temperatures to release the hydrogen.Since performing the reaction at high temperatures is not suitable for practical applications, here the researchers demonstrated that solar energy can be used to drive the dehydrogenation reaction at ambient temperatures. This process involves using platinum-based nanoparticles as photocatalysts. After absorbing incoming photons, the platinum nanoparticles temporarily donate their photoexcited electrons to the cyclohexane molecules, breaking the carbon-hydrogen bonds and releasing the hydrogen atoms without the need for elevated temperatures.Tests showed that this photo-driven dehydrogenation process occurs rapidly (within a few seconds), converts 99% of the cyclohexane to benzene, and has a quantum efficiency (H2 produced per photon consumed) of 6.0%, which rivals the current top-performing solar water splitting devices without an external voltage. To start the hydrogenation process, the researchers simply removed the light source, causing the hydrogen atoms to reattach back onto the benzene. Using this method, 97% of the benzene could be converted back to cyclohexane, and the cycle could be repeated.The researchers expect that this strategy is more suitable for stationary applications—for instance, for storing and transporting energy produced by wind turbines or other alternative energy sources—rather than vehicles because of the fact that it requires sunlight to release the hydrogen. “The applications may include the storage and transport of hydrogen generated from other sources, such as water splitting and water electrolysis, using renewable energies (hydro, wind, nuclear, etc.),” Li told the next steps forward, McGill University has filed a provisional patent on this technology. In the future, the scientists plan to improve the hydrogen storage system by reducing the amount of platinum required in the photocatalysts and developing other less expensive alternatives.”Our future research is focused on developing cheaper and more earth-abundant metal catalysts, such as iron, and to further increase the quantum efficiency,” Li said. Journal information: Journal of the American Chemical Society The new reversible hydrogen storage method stores hydrogen atoms in cyclohexane and uses solar energy to release the hydrogen atoms, turning the cyclohexane molecule into benzene. The use of solar energy avoids the need for high temperatures to release the hydrogen. Credit: Li, et al. ©2015 American Chemical Societycenter_img Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Simple hydrogen storage solution is powered by solar energy (2015, June 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: Lu Li, et al. “Simple and Efficient System for Combined Solar Energy Harvesting and Reversible Hydrogen Storage.” Journal of the American Chemical Society. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b03505last_img read more