Sports Authority of India (SAI) is hiring: Apply now to earn Rs 25, 000 per month

first_imgThe Sports Authority of India (SAI) has released an official notification inviting all the interested, eligible candidates for Junior Account posts on contract basis in Khelo India.As reported by SAI, the period of contract is one year and can be extended on the basis of satisfactory performance.Candidates need to apply through offline application mode only.Vacancy details:Total posts: 30Name of the post: Junior AccountantEducational qualification required:Interested candidates need to possess a graduation degree from a recognised university/institute with commerce/ accounts. Also, candidates should have two years of work experience of maintenance of accounts.All the applicants who have experience in handling official correspondence/ files in any government/ semi govt./PSU/ NGO/ private organisation especially in accounts and finance will be given preference.For more details, applicants can check the official website of Sports Authority of India (SAI).Age limit:For age limit criteria, candidates are advised to check the official notification.Pay scale:The selected candidates will be paid between Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000 per month.How to apply:Candidates need to send their applications in prescribed format by post/ hand to, “The Regional Director (Pers.), Sports Authority of India, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Complex, CGO Complex, East Gate, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003.”Important dateLast date to apply: August 1 (5 pm).Read: Candidates unable to apply for SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018: Website not working for past 4 daysRead: WBPSC Recruitment 2018: 598 lecturers required, check eligibility and salary detailslast_img read more

Watch: Fans wish MS Dhoni as Indian players arrive in Manchester ahead of World Cup semi-final

first_imgMS Dhoni turned 38 on Sunday and celebrated the special day with his wife Sakshi, daughter Ziva and teammates in Headingley before the Indian team departed for Manchester.As the players arrived in their team bus in Manchester, MS Dhoni got a warm welcome from the fans gathered at the team hotel.As soon as Dhoni came out of the bus, fans started singing “Happy Birthday” and Karachi-born Mohammad Bashir, aka ‘Chacha Chicago’, even managed to hand the legendary cricketer a bouquet of flowers.Dhoni had provided tickets for the India-Pakistan group match on June 16 to Mohammad Bashir, who supports the former captain’s team over the country of his birth whenever the two sides clash.MS Dhoni’s birthday celebrations had begun early on Sunday as the India cricket superstar celebrated the special day with his family and friends in Leeds right after India’s World Cup 2019 win over Sri Lanka.Sakshi Singh Dhoni took to Instagram to share an adorable photo of herself with MS Dhoni and Ziva from the mini birthday bash on Sunday.Dhoni was showered with loved and lots of good wishes from former players, teammates and fans on social media.Hardik posted Boomerang videos of himself with Dhoni and wrote, “Happy birthday, Mahi bhai! Every day spent with you is a chance to learn and grow. Thank you for being one of the biggest role models in my life. Swipe right to see the fail one.”advertisement”Four World Cups, four different looks, which one do you like the most? Take a pick. Happy Birthday Dhoni,” the BCCI also wished the wicketkeeper-batsman.#HappyBirthdayMSDhoni (@BCCI) July 7, 2019India will now take on New Zealand in the first semi-finals in Manchester on July 9 while Australia will face hosts England once again in this edition in the second semi-final in Birmingham on July 11.Also Read | Ziva Dhoni gets first bite of the cake as MS Dhoni celebrates birthdayAlso Read | God bless you, stay healthy and fit: Sachin Tendulkar wishes MS Dhoni on 38th birthdayAlso Read | Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant greet MS Dhoni in a special waylast_img read more

USMNT to open 2018 against Bosnia

first_imgUnited States USMNT to open 2018 with Bosnia & Herzegovina friendly Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 1 year ago 10:02 11/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jozy Altidore Bobby Wood USA Panama United States Friendlies The U.S. national team will welcome the European side to Southern California for a January friendly The U.S. men’s national team will open 2018 with a friendly against Bosnia & Herzegovina on Jan. 28 in Carson, California, U.S. Soccer announced Monday.No announcement has been made on who will coach the U.S. for the match at StubHub Center in suburban Los Angeles. Dave Sarachan will lead the U.S. on an interim basis for a friendly against Portugal on Tuesday, and a permanent hire isn’t expected until after the U.S. Soccer presidential election in February.A youthful roster is expected for the annual January camp, which will go on as planned despite the U.S. team’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The U.S. roster is expected to mostly feature MLS players because the match does not fall during a FIFA window. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The U.S. will be meeting Bosnia & Herzegovina for the second time after a Jozy Altidore hat trick led the Americans to a 4-3 win in August 2013 in Sarajevo.last_img read more

Performance in CAPE Improves by 3.2%

first_img The performance by students in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), improved by 3.2 per cent this year. Story Highlights The performance by students in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), improved by 3.2 per cent this year.This was disclosed by Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, at a press conference held at his National Heroes Circle offices in Kingston, on August 18.He informed that there was improved performance in 23 of the 36 subjects, when compared with 2016. The overall subjects included four new areas.“There was a total of 59,740 subject entries for Units 1 and 2. Of this number, 56,468 (approximately 95 per cent) sat these examinations, with an average pass rate of 89.8 per cent, compared to 86.6 per cent last year when 59,394 subject entries were sat,” he said.Providing a further breakdown of the results, Mr. Reid informed that Unit 1 had a total of 41,948 subject entries, of which 39,463 were sat with a pass rate of 88.9 per cent.Of the 17,792 subject entries for Unit 2, a total of 17,005 were sat, with a pass rate of 91.8 per cent.Turning to the performance of students in specific subject areas, the Minister informed that Electrical and Electronic Technology recorded an increase of 29.6 per cent, while Integrated Mathematics saw an increase of 28.8 per cent over the previous year.However, Applied Mathematics and Pure Mathematics saw slight declines of 7.8 and 1.9 per cent respectively, when compared with 2016.In the meantime, Mr. Reid informed that public schools accounted for 84.4 per cent (50,408) of the subject entries for Units 1 and 2. Of this number, 48,116 were sat, with an average pass rate of 91.3 per cent, which is an increase of 3.4 per cent over the previous year.“Unit 1 had a total of 35,129 subject entries, of which 33,413 (95.1 per cent) were sat, with a pass rate of 90.6 per cent, representing a 2.4 percentage points increase from the previous year. Of the 15,279 subject entries for Unit 2, a total of 14,703 (96.2 percent) were sat, with a pass rate of 93 per cent, registering a 5.7 percentage points increase compared with 2016,” he said. In the meantime, Mr. Reid informed that public schools accounted for 84.4 per cent (50,408) of the subject entries for Units 1 and 2. Of this number, 48,116 were sat, with an average pass rate of 91.3 per cent, which is an increase of 3.4 per cent over the previous year. This was disclosed by Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, at a press conference held at his National Heroes Circle offices in Kingston, on August 18.last_img read more

Branson Orders Three Cruise Ships, Homeports One in Miami

first_imgzoom Richard Branson’s Virgin Cruises has signed a binding letter of intent with Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri for three new mid-size ships, and has selected PortMiami as the home port for its first cruise ship that will set sail in 2020. Virgin Cruises’ three new mid-size ships, of about 110,000 gross tons each, are slated for delivery in 2020, 2021 and 2022.Each ship will feature 1,430 guest cabins to host more than 2,800 guests. Embarking from PortMiami, Virgin Cruises plans to offer a range of seven-day Caribbean itineraries, with a Sunday sail date.”This is a very exciting day for Virgin and travellers around the globe,” Richard Branson said. ”We now have the right partners in place to build a world-class cruise line that will redefine the cruising experience for good. The Virgin Cruises approach will appeal to cruisers and non-cruisers alike, and we look forward to being in Miami and delivering an experience for people who want a new way to cruise.”Virgin Cruises’ binding letter of intent with Fincantieri is the first part of a two-step process with both companies committed to signing a contract at the end of 2015. The PortMiami agreement will be present at the Miami-Dad County Board of Commissioners meeting on June 30, 2015.”We are committed to making waves in the cruise industry, and partnering with Fincantieri and PortMiami sets Virgin Cruises up to do just that,” said Virgin Cruises CEO Tom McAlpine. ”Today’s announcement brings together important ingredients in our future success – Miami’s vibrant culture paired with the excellent Port infrastructure and Port team; and Fincantieri’s expertise in prototyping, their creativity and understanding of our vision.”last_img read more

Antlerless Deer Draw Application Period Nears

first_imgApplications for the annual antlerless deer hunt will be accepted starting Monday, July 26. There will be 11,500 permits available. To manage the deer population in Nova Scotia, a zone system is used to set the number of antlerless licences, based on the abundance of deer in various areas. This year, the province has reconfigured the deer zones from an eight to 12, so applicants should review the zones before applying for the draw. Antlerless deer permits will be awarded by draw in seven of the twelve deer management zones. Hunters will be permitted to harvest one deer of either sex in zones 105, 107 and 102 with no permit required. Hunters can also buy a bonus antlerless deer stamp for zone 102. No antlerless deer permits are available in zones 111 and 112. For more information on deer zones check . Beginning at 7 a.m., July 26, hunters can call 1-900-565-DEER (3337) 24 hours a day, to apply. The line will remain open until midnight, Sept. 10. It is not possible to call from a cellphone. Hunters can also apply on-line using a credit card A non-refundable application fee of $7.25 will be charged to apply. A computerized random draw will take place on Sept. 11 and results will be available online Sept. 13 on the department website Hunters who do not apply or who are unsuccessful in the draw, will still be eligible to hunt deer where permitted. However, other than zones 102, 105, and 107 they will be limited to hunting for bucks with antlers a minimum of 7.62 centimetres (three inches)in length. Information on the 2010 draw can be found where hunting and angling licences are sold, or on the department website.last_img read more

Conservatives names former mayor to face Maxime Bernier in Beauce in 2019

first_imgMONTREAL – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced Saturday that he’s chosen a former local mayor and agricultural entrepreneur to face Quebec MP Maxime Bernier in the 2019 election.Speaking in Saint-Elzear, Que., Scheer named Richard Lehoux, the former president of an association of Quebec municipalities and the town’s longtime mayor, as the candidate in the Beauce riding.Lehoux will take on the task of challenging Bernier, the outspoken former Conservative leadership candidate who quit the party over the summer and has since become one of its loudest critics.Scheer did not mention Bernier by name on Saturday, choosing instead to aim his criticism at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.But he claimed the Conservative party was the only one capable of defeating Trudeau’s Liberals in next year’s federal election.“If you want to change governments in 2019, you have to vote Conservative, by marking an ‘X’ next to Richard Lehoux,” he said to cheers.Bernier announced in September that he’s starting his own party, the People’s Party of Canada, to represent those who reject political interference by special interest groups, cartels and lobbyists.Lehoux served as Saint-Elzear’s mayor for 19 years before leaving the post to return to agriculture in 2017. He describes himself as a former dairy producer and said on Saturday that he obtained his first Conservative Party membership card in the 1980s.In a speech, Lehoux said the Conservative party was the best one to lead the Beauce region’s farmers and entrepreneurs, who he described as fiercely independent and “strangled” by state bureaucracy.“We (Conservative party members) count on the personal responsibility of individuals and don’t throw obstacles in their path, so they can develop,” he said to the partisan crowd, which included several mayors from the region who had come to support him.Bernier was quick to react to the candidature, taking to Twitter to criticize Lehoux’s connection to what he called the “dairy cartel.”In an interview with The Canadian Press, he said he wasn’t surprised Scheer had chosen a dairy producer to face him, given the leader’s support of supply management.He said Lehoux’s priority would be “defending the privilege of the cartel,” and said he looked forward to debating him on the issue.“I’m looking forward to have a debate in Beauce about his privilege, and why he wants people to pay twice the price for milk, poultry and eggs,” he said in a phone interview.The Beauce MP quit the Conservative party in August amid disagreements with Scheer on a number of issues, including Canada’s supply management system.He has said his new political formation will be ready to compete in the 2019 election.last_img read more

Everybodys going to feel it Broncos families prepare for sentencing hearing

first_imgChris Purdy, The Canadian Press ST. ALBERT – The hardest thing Chris Joseph ever had to do was get through the first 48 hours after his son died in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.The second hardest, he says, happens this week when he and his wife attend a sentencing hearing for the truck driver who caused the Saskatchewan crash last year that killed 16 people and injured 13 others on the junior hockey team’s bus.“I think this will be harder than the funeral,” said Joseph, a former NHL player who lives in St. Albert, Alta.“I think everybody’s going to feel it.”Joseph plans to stand in court and read his victim impact statement, full of stories about his 20-year-old son Jaxon. He wants the truck driver, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu of Calgary, to hear what he took away from the world.“(Jaxon) was more than just a hockey player on a bus. He was a person that had a lot of love for his family and had a lot of goals and dreams.”His family is submitting about a dozen statements at the hearing which, with 29 victims, could see a few hundred statements entered as exhibits. A makeshift courtroom has been set up in a community event centre in Melfort, Sask., to accommodate all the families, the survivors and the media.Some of the Humboldt players had been changing into suits and others were texting girlfriends as the team’s bus headed to Nipawin, Sask., for a playoff game on April 6. The bus and truck, which was carrying a load of peat moss, collided at a rural intersection.Motorists who stopped to help, as well as some parents who were on their way to the game, came across the carnage.News of the crash made headlines around the world and hockey-loving Canadians responded with an outpouring of support. They pulled on sports jerseys, left hockey sticks on porches and donated millions of dollars.Sidhu pleaded guilty earlier this month to 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years each, as well as 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm, which carries a maximum 10 years.Lawyer Mark Brayford said after the guilty plea that Sidhu, 30, wanted to take responsibility to avoid a trial and more hurt for the families.Joseph said he wants the Crown to ask for the highest sentence possible, although he also believes the trucker isn’t totally at fault. “He might be a bit of a victim in this whole thing too, because he never should have been behind the wheel.”The facts have yet to be submitted in court, but a lawsuit filed by the family of another player killed in the crash alleges any training Sidhu had was inadequate.The owner of the Calgary trucking company that hired Sidhu also faces eight charges that relate to non-compliance with federal and provincial safety regulations in the months before the crash. He has yet to go to trial.Toby Boulet of Lethbridge, Alta., will set eyes on Sidhu for the first time since he saw him at the crash that killed Boulet’s 21-year-old son Logan. Boulet remembers Sidhu was agitated and talking to someone in uniform.Boulet is also delivering a victim impact statement, but he said the most important thing for him will be to learn what happened. All that’s now known is that the semi was on a secondary road with a stop sign. The bus had the right of way. RCMP have only said publicly that the truck was in the intersection when the collision occurred.“I want to know what he did or didn’t do,” said Boulet, who added that it doesn’t matter to him what sentence Sidhu gets.“I’d like to see him serve more than a day in jail, but ultimately he did not get up that morning … and say, ‘I’m going to run into a bus and have a crash and kill 16 people and injure 13 for life.’”Ryan Straschnitzki, 19, of Airdrie, Alta., is one of two players paralyzed in the crash. He has been busy with rehabilitation, didn’t want to write a victim impact statement and says he and his parents aren’t going to the hearing.“That’s none of our business anymore. It’s the judge, it’s the police, and I don’t really see any point in going,” he said.“It’s in the past and I’m here now and I’m lucky.”His mother, Michelle Straschnitzki, said it’s been devastating watching her son have to lift his own legs. And she can’t forgive the truck driver, even though she’s sure his own family is also suffering.“You destroyed 30 families that day. We’re all going to be living with this for the rest of our lives.”— With files from Bill Graveland in Airdrie, Alta.last_img read more

TIFFs Canadian film lineup

first_imgAdvertisement Simon Lavoie’s THE LITTLE GIRL WHO WAS TOO FOND OF MATCHES (LA PETITE FILLE QUI AIMAIT TROP LES ALLUMETTES). #TIFF17 ??— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) August 9, 2017 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Grayson Moore and Aidan Shipley’s Cardinals, a look at the impact of a convicted murderer’s return to her community;Wayne Wapeemukwa’s Luk’Luk’I, a look at the denizens of an impoverished Vancouver neighbourhood;Molly McGlynn’s Mary Goes Round, about an addiction counsellor struggling with her own issues. There will also be 29 Canadian short films on the schedule.The Toronto International Film Festival runs Sept. 7-17. .@corybowles’ searing political satire BLACK COP, starring @ronnierowejr. #TIFF17 ??— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) August 9, 2017 Advertisement “Not only are different regions of the country represented, but so are multiple age groups, backgrounds, languages and filmmaking styles. This lineup showcases the incredible wealth of talent currently at work in Canada.”Making their world premieres at the Festival are Mary Harron’s Alias Grace, based on the award-winning novel by Margaret Atwood, with a screenplay written by Sarah Polley and starring Sarah Gadon, Anna Paquin and Paul Gross; and Sean Menard’s documentary The Carter Effect, on how NBA all-star and former Raptor Vince Carter made an impact on Toronto.Alias Grace is also set to premiere Sept. 25 on CBC Television as a six-hour miniseries.Prolific Indigenous filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, whom the the Toronto Film Critics Association called “a significant architect of Canadian cinema and culture,” brings her 50th National Film Board documentary, Our People Will Be Healed.The film takes audiences inside the Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre, a school in the remote Cree community of Norway House, 800 kilometres north of Winnipeg, where the programs are aimed at helping First Nations children learn and thrive.Alan Zweig, director of Vinyl, When Jews Were Funny and the Steve Fonyo story Hurt, debuts his latest documentary, There is a House Here.After his Platform Prize–winning HURT, Alan Zweig (@a_zweig) returns with new doc THERE IS A HOUSE HERE. #TIFF17 ??— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) August 9, 2017Academy Award-nominated Kim Nguyen (Rebelle) returns to TIFF with Eye on Juliet, and so does the winner of last year’s Best Canadian Film award Simon Lavoie, with The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (La petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes).Actor-director Kyle Rideout, who was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award as director and co-writer of Eadweard, screens his comedy about eccentricity and high school, called Public Schooled.And Tarique Qayumi brings the Afghanistan-set drama Black Kite, which mixes animation, documentary and live action.There are also a number of first-timers at this year’s festival, including:Sadaf Foroughi’s AVA, a drama about an Iranian teenager at a pivotal crossroad;Carlos and Jason Sanchez’s A Worthy Companion, a psychological thriller about obsession and trauma;Trailer Park Boys star Cory Bowles’ Black Cop, a satirical exploration of police-community relations; “It is exciting to see a new wave of Canadian first-time feature directors play with genres and take risks,” said Steve Gravestock, TIFF senior programmer.“The depth and detail in which Canadian filmmakers have gone into controversial issues this year is unusual,” Gravestock said.The latest Canadian entries join the previously announced gala Long Time Running, a documentary that tracks the Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem tour after frontman Gord Downie’s brain cancer diagnosis. NBA all-star Vince Carter and the ‘Vinsanity’ he inspired when he played for the Toronto Raptors is the subject of Sean Menard’s documentary The Carter Effect, one of 26 homegrown films screening at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. (Toronto International Film Festival) Advertisement Just like Canada itself, this year’s slate of Canadian works at the TIFF is a multicultural mix reflecting this country’s diversity.Organizers of the September event announced details of the homegrown program Wednesday, unveiling the 26 Canadian-made films screening at the festival this year.“We are thrilled to have a lineup with such a rich diversity of voices and perspectives,” Magali Simard, programmer and theatrical senior manager, said in a news release. Twitter Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more

Western Sahara UNled talks wrap up with parties pledging to continue negotiations

The two-day talks, which took place in Manhasset, just outside New York, wrapped up on Saturday – two months after the first round of talks were held at the same venue. The Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Peter van Walsum, who led the talks, said he was pleased that they were substantive and that Morocco and Frente Polisario interacted with each other and expressed their views. Representatives of the neighbouring countries Algeria and Mauritania were also present at the opening and closing sessions of the negotiations and were consulted separately over the two days. In a communiqué, Mr. van Walsum said that, at his initiative, the parties heard presentations by UN experts on specific issues, including natural resources and local administration, while confidence-building measures between the two sides were also proposed for discussion. The envoy added that Morocco and Frente Polisario acknowledged that the negotiations process should continue and that the current status quo was unacceptable. The UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) has been in place since September 1991 to monitor the ceasefire between Morocco and the Frente Polisario, which contest the territory. In an April resolution, the Security Council called on the parties to enter into negotiations “without preconditions in good faith.” 13 August 2007The latest round of United Nations-sponsored talks on Western Sahara has ended with the parties, Morocco and Frente Polisario, in agreement that the status quo is unacceptable and the process of negotiations will continue. read more

Loonie down nearly half a cent after release of US Canadian jobs

Loonie down nearly half a cent after release of U.S., Canadian jobs data AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 5, 2013 9:19 am MDT TORONTO – The Canadian dollar fell nearly half a cent Friday as stronger U.S. jobs numbers sent the greenback soaring, while numbers from Canada beat expectations, but not by much.The loonie moved down 0.42 of a cent to 94.63 cents US.Statistics Canada said the economy shed a mere 400 jobs in June, a statistically insignificant number. It was also better than the 12,500 jobs economists had expected would be lost in the hangover from the hiring binge seen in May, when 95,000 new jobs were added. The official unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.1 per cent.Results from the U.S. left traders more encouraged.The U.S. Labor Department said employers added 195,000 jobs in June and hiring was more robust in the two previous months than earlier estimated. Hiring for April and May was revised higher, which suggests job growth is accelerating.BMO Capital Markets chief economist Doug Porter said in a note that Canada’s unemployment rate finished the first half of the year where it started.“Underlying job growth has clearly geared down, but has not collapsed and we expect it to remain mild in the second half, pointing to some modest improvement in the jobless rate,” wrote Porter in a note.“The combination of a wishy-washy Canadian employment report, and a solid U.S. report is a mild negative for the Canadian dollar, but we would stress good news for the U.S. economy is ultimately good news for Canada as well.”In commodities, August gold bullion dropped $39.20 to US$1,212.70 an ounce on the Nymex.The August crude contract closed ahead $1.98 at US$103.22. read more

In Iraq UN Youth Envoy says young people are most valuable force

As International Youth Day events kicked off worldwide today, at a special event in Iraq, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, pledged to do everything in her power to ensure the voices of youths, including those working to build peace, are heard.“Today, thousands of young women and men work tirelessly, often under very dangerous conditions and with very little support or recognition, to build peace and promote security for all,” Ms. Wickramanayake told the event, which was hosted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Iraq. The event, in Baghdad, is part of the newly-appointed Envoy’s first international mission. Her activities have touched on the theme of the 2017 edition of the Day, ‘Youth Building Peace,’ dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace. As one of the most youthful countries in the world with over 60 percent of the population under the age of 25, Iraq – despite the many challenges it faces – is uniquely positioned to harness the potential of its young generation to promote peace and prosperity. Challenges will remain however, and continue to obstruct a path to development and peace if they are not matched by offering young people real opportunities for education, employment and civic participation.“[Young people] are the most valuable force we have to shape a better future,” Ms. Wickramanayake said, and added, in a message directed to the young people of Iraq: “The United Nations is with you and I, as your Envoy, will do everything within my power to ensure that your voices are heard.”The event, organized in partnership with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Country Office in Baghdad, convened over 1,000 young people from all over Iraq and was attended by Abed Al-Hussein Abtan, Minister of Youth and Sports of Iraq, and Lise Grande, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq. “Reconciliation is – right now and without doubt – the highest priority in Iraq,” said Ms. Grande, and the key to ensuring that reconciliation is sustainable “is ensuring that youth are involved in every reconciliation meeting, every reconciliation initiative and every reconciliation conference.” For his part, Mr. Abtan called on Iraqi youth to “play the true role in contributing to all aspects of life in order to create an advanced Iraq that conveys a positive picture to the world.” RELATED: Youth can play ‘critical role’ in creating a peaceful world for generations to come – UN chiefWhile in Baghdad, Ms. Wickramanayake met with young people from different backgrounds to discuss issues affecting Iraqi youth, with a particular focus on young women, internally displaced young people, and young people who are neither in employment, education, or training.In addition, she met with the Officials of the Ministry of Youth and the Heads and Officials of UN Country team and the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and discussed further avenues to strengthen youth focused programmes. read more

Green Lighting instituted at TCI Airports

Green Lighting instituted at TCI Airports

first_img TV Commercial Campaign under consideration for destination TCI says Minister Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:earth day, jags mccartney international airport, lavern reynolds, LED Industrial group, providenciales airport Hotels clean up four islands for Earth Day Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Apr 2014 – Earth Day brought planet friendly moves from some in corporate TCI, including from the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority which announced it was going Green with indoor and perimeter lighting. We learned on Earth Day, April 22, that the Provo International Airport has adopted what it called, ‘a sustainable approach to lighting’… using only LED lights in the newly renovated terminal facility and roadway. Terminal Marketing Manager, Lavern Reynolds explained that this solution is 90% more energy efficient, generates a lower electrical cost and burns less fuel. The LED lights are nontoxic, 100% recyclable and reduces the PIA’s carbon footprint by as much as 40%. Reynolds assured that the lighting will be sufficient and the outdoor lights in particular, will be more durable. American company, LED Industrial Group/Lightdec America guided the process, having already assisted Florida International University, Miami Dade Transport and the City of Hialeah. CEO of the TCIAA John Smith comments: “The LED lights easily allowed the TCIAA to find a solution to handle all of these challenges in our extremely warm climate where conventional lights could be a challenge.” The LED bulbs will last 15-20 years and the same treatment has already happened for the JAGS McCartney International Airport in Grand Turk and is planned for the airport redevelopment in South Caicos. AIRPORT REOPENED after the day helping school with fire Recommended for youlast_img read more

High surf advisory until Saturday at 8 pm

High surf advisory until Saturday at 8 pm

first_img Ed Lenderman, Posted: November 30, 2018 Updated: 5:39 PM November 30, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsOCEAN BEACH (KUSI)- A little bit of everything, make that a lot of everything, on the coast: rain squalls, amid brief sunshine, gale-force winds and the constant of a pounding surf- and the pounding included the underside of the Ocean Beach Pier.Amid a high surf advisory– it lasts until Saturday night, and waves roiling the pier and then starting to break outside of it– lifeguards closed the pier just before 8 a-m.By the way the surf advisory was accompanied by a county health warning: No one should go into the water for 72 hours because of the high bacteria levels from urban runoff that accompany a big storm.There weren’t any surfers in the water anyway– no form in this white water. High surf advisory until Saturday at 8 p.m.last_img read more

Spotify Announces Upgrades to Family Plan at No Charge in US and

Spotify Announces Upgrades to Family Plan at No Charge in US and

first_imgIn Scandinavia, Spotify is looking to raise the price of its family plan by about 13%, sources told Bloomberg last week, stressing that the effort is a test and the company has not locked in a price rise in Scandinavia or anywhere. The move was seen by some observers as a test run at increasing prices in other markets: While the subscription prices of all streaming services vary across the globe, the fact remains that even though Spotify is the world’s largest DSP, with nearly 110 million paying customers, it is many years away from turning a profit, with music companies clamoring for a bigger share of its revenue. Unlike Apple or Amazon, music is not a secondary business for Spotify, and it needs to find more routes to profitability. It is not surprising that a price hike in certain markets could be one. Just days after reports emerged that Spotify is aiming to increase the price of its family plan in its home market of Scandinavia, the streaming giant announced an upgrade to the plan — with no price increase in the U.S. and U.K., where it remains at $14.99 and £15, respectively.A rep for the company did not immediately respond to Variety’s questions about whether other markets, such as Scandinavia, will see a price increase for the plan.The upgrade is currently available in Ireland and will roll out in all markets that offer the Premium Family plan at an unspecified date in this fall.While there is no mention of price in the U.S. blog post announcing the plan, a rep for the company confirmed that the price will remain the same. The plan will offer access to “Family Mix” playlists and the ability to manage all of the family plan members in a single place, including parental controls on explicit content; the plan still allows for up to six individual Premium accounts per plan. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Halo 5 Guardians is coming to the Xbox One in fall 2015

first_imgThe wait for a proper Halo game on Microsoft’s new console has officially been announced, so get ready to hurry up and wait.Remember that crazy Halo trailer from E3 last year where the Master Chief was inexplicably cloaked in rags (despite wearing his iconic armor) wandering through a desert on some planet somewhere, only to find this hulking structure emerge from the ground and unfold into some kind of giant menacing bird? It was Microsoft’s promise that the Halo story was not over, and that their next-gen console would have a Halo game that blew our minds at least one more time. We now know that this game will be called Halo 5: Guardians, but we also now know that there’s going to be a bit of a wait to play it.The image Microsoft released for Guardians is accompanied by an explanation of just how big this new Halo adventure is going to be. Microsoft is building this game up to be an even greater undertaking than the previous one, and was sure to remind us that the Halo TV series that is coming to the Xbox One next year will tie into this new experience. We see what looks like a new character standing mirror opposite Spartan 117 in the image Microsoft shared with us, but there is no explanation for whether or not this is just John in new armor or anything.If there’s one thing we can count on, it’s that news will trickle in about this game for the next year starting now. We’ll see tech demos, storyboards, and eventually some sort of closed beta for the dramatic overhaul of one aspect of the game or another. It’s just enough to get Halo fans excited, but not enough for anyone to actually know what is going on for a while. It’s exciting stuff, but marking the calendar that far out is painful.last_img read more

Antimatter gravity could explain Universes expansion

Antimatter gravity could explain Universes expansion

first_imgRepulsive gravityAt first, the idea of repulsive gravity between matter and antimatter seems to go against intuition, since we usually consider mass to be the only component determining an object’s gravitational behavior. But as Villata explains, there is more than just mass involved in gravity. In this case, time and parity are involved.The idea is based on the concept that all physical laws have CPT (charge, parity, and time) symmetry. CPT symmetry means that, in order to transform a physical system of matter into an equivalent antimatter system (or vice versa) described by the same physical laws, not only must particles be replaced with corresponding antiparticles (C operation), but an additional PT transformation is also needed. From this perspective, antimatter can be viewed as normal matter that has undergone a complete CPT transformation, in which its charge, parity and time are all reversed. Even though the charge component does not affect gravity, parity and time affect gravity by reversing its sign. So although antimatter has positive mass, it can be thought of as having negative gravitational mass, since the gravitational charge in the equation of motion of general relativity is not simply the mass, but includes a factor that is PT-sensitive and yields the change of sign.As Villata explains, CPT symmetry means that antimatter basically exists in an inverted spacetime (the P operation inverts space, and the T operation inverts time). He gives the following analogy: if an anti-apple falls onto the head of an anti-Newton sitting on an anti-Earth, it would fall in exactly the same way as if all of these objects were made of normal matter. But if an anti-apple falls on the (normal) Earth, or a (normal) apple falls on an anti-Earth, then the result is different. In both cases, a minus sign arises in the equation of motion, which reverses the gravitational interaction between the anti-apple and Earth, or apple and anti-Earth, making it repulsive.Observations and experimentsThe theoretical prediction of antigravity between matter and antimatter could have significant consequences, if it’s true. Whenever matter and antimatter meet, they annihilate and produce photons. But if matter and antimatter repel each other, then they would tend to isolate themselves apart from each other and not annihilate. The force of this matter-antimatter repulsion could explain why the Universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, eliminating the need for dark energy and possibly dark matter.Villata suspects that antimatter could exist in the Universe in large-scale voids that have been observed in the distribution of galaxy clusters and superclusters. Previous studies have found that these voids can originate from small negative fluctuations in the primordial density field, which repel surrounding matter – as if they have a negative gravitational mass. With diameters of tens of megaparsecs (about a hundred million light years), these voids are the largest structures in the Universe. The problem is that, so far, researchers have not observed antimatter in these locations. Villata plans to investigate this question in a future study on the invisibility of antimatter in voids.“The relevant ideas are there, but I’m looking for the best way to formalize them,” he said. “However, you can find anticipations on this and many other features of matter traveling backwards in time in the novel by Max Wells (which is my literary pseudonym, in honor of J. C. Maxwell and H. G. Wells), The Dark Arrow of Time, which is currently published only in Italian (La freccia oscura del tempo), but I hope to find an English publisher soon.”As for testing the possibility of antigravity between matter and antimatter, the upcoming AEGIS experiment at CERN could provide some answers. The experiment will compare how the Earth’s gravity affects hydrogen and antihydrogen atoms, and could give scientists a better understanding of antimatter’s gravitational properties.“Antigravity has always been controversial, and likely it will still be so until we can get an experimental (or observational) response,” Villata said. “However, I hope that my work, in the meantime, can at least dissipate some prejudices against antigravity.” Copyright 2010 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of 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. It’s possible that antimatter could exist in the voids between galaxy clusters and superclusters. Image credit: NASA and ESA. New technique for antihydrogen synthesis promises answers to mysteries of antimatter ( — In 1998, scientists discovered that the Universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. Currently, the most widely accepted explanation for this observation is the presence of an unidentified dark energy, although several other possibilities have been proposed. One of these alternatives is that some kind of repulsive gravity – or antigravity – is pushing the Universe apart. As a new study shows, general relativity predicts that the gravitational interaction between matter and antimatter is mutually repulsive, and could potentially explain the observed expansion of the Universe without the need for dark energy.center_img More information: M. Villata. “CPT symmetry and antimatter gravity in general relativity.” EPL (Europhysics Letters), 94 (2011) 20001. DOI:10.1209/0295-5075/94/20001 Ever since antimatter was discovered in 1932, scientists have been investigating whether its gravitational behavior is attractive – like normal matter – or repulsive. Although antimatter particles have the opposite electric charge as their associated matter particles, the masses of antimatter and matter particles are exactly equal. Most importantly, the masses are always positive. For this reason, most physicists think that the gravitational behavior of antimatter should always be attractive, as it is for matter. However, the question of whether the gravitational interaction between matter and antimatter is attractive or repulsive so far has no clear answer. In the new study, Massimo Villata of the Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Observatory of Turin) in Pino Torinese, Italy, has shown that an answer can be found in the theory of general relativity. As Villata explains, the current formulation of general relativity predicts that matter and antimatter are both self-attractive, yet matter and antimatter mutually repel each other. Unlike previous antigravity proposals – such as the idea that antimatter is gravitationally self-repulsive – Villata’s proposal does not require changes to well-established theories. The study is published in a recent issue of EPL (Europhysics Letters).“The significance of this study is actually twofold,” Villata told “On one side, that of physics in general, it is to have shown that one of the most heretical concepts debated in the last several decades, i.e., that of antigravity, can be found as a prediction of the coupling of two of the best-established theories of the last century, providing the extension of general relativity to antimatter, considered as space-time-reversed matter, as requested by CPT symmetry. On the other side, the cosmological implications of this finding have shown antigravity as an alternative to (or explanation of) the wooly concept of dark energy for the accelerated expansion of the Universe.” Citation: Antimatter gravity could explain Universe’s expansion (2011, April 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore furtherlast_img read more

Apple Says iPhone Battery Replacement Warning Is For Your Own Safety

Apple Says iPhone Battery Replacement Warning Is For Your Own Safety

first_imgThe Google Pixel 4’s Secret Weapon Just LeakedThe Google Pixel 4’s Secret Weapon Just LeakedMore VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9OffAutomated Captions – en-USLive00:0001:1501:15 The service warning only affects the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR with devices running on iOS 12.1. To find an authorized service technician, you can locate one by going here.iPhone owners around the internet seem to have mixed emotions about Apple’s decision to show the service message. The company obviously doesn’t want iPhones exploding due to faulty batteries. But suspending the battery health tool even if the battery is Apple-approved seems draconian to some.If you recently replaced your iPhone battery at an unauthorized shop, you can take it to Apple or an Apple-verified repair store to replace it again for $69 if you want to see battery health information. Otherwise, you can use your iPhone as is and hope for the best.Smartphones With the Longest Battery LifeNew iPhone 11: Release Date, Specs, Price and LeaksMost Anticipated Phones of 2019 iPhone buyers want to be able to replace their batteries however they’d like. But Apple doesn’t want them to do so in an unsafe way — even if the replacement batteries are Apple-approved.Controversy is heating up over an iOS feature that shows a service warning on your iPhone when a battery has been repaired or replaced by an unauthorized third party. Apple responded today in a statement to Tom’s Guide:“We take the safety of our customers very seriously and want to make sure any battery replacement is done properly. There are now over 1,800 Apple authorized service providers across the US so our customers have even more convenient access to quality repairs. Last year we introduced a new feature to notify customers if we were unable to verify that a new, genuine battery was installed by a certified technician following Apple repair processes. This information is there to help protect our customers from damaged, poor quality, or used batteries which can lead to safety or performance issues. This notification does not impact the customer’s ability to use the phone after an unauthorized repair.”You have two options: Take your iPhone to an Apple Store, Best Buy or more than 800 other authorized repair shops in the U.S., or take your battery replacement into your own hands. The latter will disable the battery health information you normally see in your iPhone settings, but your phone will continue to function as normal.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch.last_img read more

Global Human Microbiome Market Share Revenue to Surge to USD 119708

Global Human Microbiome Market Share Revenue to Surge to USD 119708

first_imgThe global human microbiome market is expected to reach US$ 1,197.08 Mn in 2025 from US$ 257.30 Mn in 2017. The market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 21.8% from 2018-2025.The increasing incidence of lifestyle diseases are expected to fuel the market growth during the forecast period. As per World health organization in 2016, 13% of the world population (adults) were obese. According to the “The New Era of Treatment for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders: Evidence and Expectations for Gut Microbiome Transplantation” published in 2016, microbes residing in the human gastrointestinal tract act as an endocrine organ, whose composition and functionality contribute to the development of obesity. However, the strict government guidelines is the major concern in the human microbiome market. The strict government guidelines are intended to hamper the market to an extent.Download Sample Copy @ Market Players: National Cancer Institute, National Health Service, World Health Organization, Food and Drug Administration, Public Health England, and Health Protection Agency among othersThe advancements in science and technology made the scientists excited about the potential and potency of fecal matter and the microbes in it. The cell-based therapies found a novel paradigm in drug development, a regulatory framework that reports safety and bio containment issues should be established to minimize adverse events and environmental release of engineered organisms. In recent years, for drug discovery the microbiota plays an important role in the efficacy of therapeutic compounds. There is a new phenomenon in the globe. It is the human gut microbiome and the role it may play in the future of human health. Recently various reports have indicated that the human gut microbiome may be implicated in health conditions such as obesity, metabolism, diabetes, immunity and autism.The product segment of the human microbiome market is broadly segmented into food, medical foods, probiotics, prebiotics, drugs, diagnostic devices and supplements. In 2017, the probiotics segment held the largest share of the market, by product. However, the prebiotics is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period owing to growing demand for fiber rich food products is expected to drive the market. Additionally, rising investment in the food & beverage industry for innovation and development of new food products enriched with prebiotics.The application segment of the human microbiome market is broadly segmented into diagnostics and therapeutics. In 2017, therapeutics segment held the largest share of the market, by application. Moreover, the therapeutics segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the coming years owing to the increase in digestive problems, increase in the drug-related side effects, and development of therapies for chronic diseases like cancer.Avail Discount on Report @ of ContentsChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Global Human Microbiome Market – Key TakeawaysChapter 3: Global Human Microbiome Market – Market LandscapeChapter 4: Global Human Microbiome Market – Key Market DynamicsChapter 5: Human Microbiome Market – Global AnalysisChapter 6: Human Microbiome Market – Global Regulatory ScenarioChapter 7: Global Human Microbiome Market Analysis– By TypeChapter 8: Global Human Microbiome Market Analysis– By ApplicationChapter 9: Global Human Microbiome Market Analysis– By End UserChapter 10: North America Human Microbiome Market Revenue and Forecasts To 2025Chapter 11: Europe Human Microbiome Market Revenue and Forecasts To 2025Chapter 12: Asia-Pacific Human Microbiome Market Revenue and Forecasts To 2025Chapter 13: Middle East & Africa Human Microbiome Market Revenue and Forecasts To 2025Chapter 14: South and Central America Human Microbiome Market Revenue and Forecasts To 2025Chapter 15: Human Microbiome Market –Industry LandscapeChapter 16: Human Microbiome Market – Key Company ProfilesChapter 17: AppendixAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

5 injured in Centenary Road collision

5 injured in Centenary Road collision

first_imgDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? Two light motor vehicles collided at the intersection of Bengal and Centenary Road last night.It is believed that a Toyota Etios was travelling along Centenary Road and a Datsun Go was heading in the opposite direction when the collision occurred.An elderly woman sustained head injuries and is currently in ICU.The driver of the Datsun, as well as a passenger, sustained moderate injuries, while the occupants of the Etios were only slightly injured.EMRS, Sharaj Ambulance Services and ER24 responded and stabilized the injured before transporting five people to hospital for further medical attention. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more