Sinclair social worker didnt keep record of visits

14 Oct 2019

first_imgAPTN National NewsAt the Phoenix Sinclair inquiry in Winnipeg, social worker Delores Chief-Abogisis spent her second day in a row on the stand Tuesday.She was grilled about details of her contacts with Sinclair’s family because many of her visits were not documented.Abigosis explained that due to the high caseload workers faced, it was difficult to maintain records of all contact and visits. She had trouble remembering much of her visits.She said she wasn’t aware of any maltreatment of the five-year-old Sinclair whose body was found in 2005 after being returned to her parents.last_img

first_imgAPTN National NewsAt the Phoenix Sinclair inquiry in Winnipeg, social worker Delores Chief-Abogisis spent her second day in a row on the stand Tuesday.She was grilled about details of her contacts with Sinclair’s family because many of her visits were not documented.Abigosis explained that due to the high caseload workers faced, it was difficult to maintain records of all contact and visits. She had trouble remembering much of her visits.She said she wasn’t aware of any maltreatment of the five-year-old Sinclair whose body was found in 2005 after being returned to her parents.last_img

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Toronto tattoo artist raising money and awareness for MMIW

14 Oct 2019

first_imgBeverly Andrews APTN National NewsWhen two young girls went missing and were later found dead in Kenora last year Jenn Liles felt it was important not to let their deaths go unnoticed or be forgotten.Liles is originally from the Kenora area and decided to use her skills as a tattoo artist to raise awareness in Toronto.On the 14th of every month she will be donating all proceeds from her work to charities that help Indigneous women and families of MMIW.“Tattoos are usually pretty important to people. It’s how people kind of mark their history on themselves and I think that usually helps a lot of people with healing and loss of family members and loved ones,” she said. “Some people just want a cool tattoo, so it kind of works out. You can gift to somebody but also receive something.”She also has specified tattoos to honour Indigenous women.bandrews@aptn.calast_img read more

first_imgBeverly Andrews APTN National NewsWhen two young girls went missing and were later found dead in Kenora last year Jenn Liles felt it was important not to let their deaths go unnoticed or be forgotten.Liles is originally from the Kenora area and decided to use her skills as a tattoo artist to raise awareness in Toronto.On the 14th of every month she will be donating all proceeds from her work to charities that help Indigneous women and families of MMIW.“Tattoos are usually pretty important to people. It’s how people kind of mark their history on themselves and I think that usually helps a lot of people with healing and loss of family members and loved ones,” she said. “Some people just want a cool tattoo, so it kind of works out. You can gift to somebody but also receive something.”She also has specified tattoos to honour Indigenous women.bandrews@aptn.calast_img read more

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Federal government to allocate 250 million to help struggling Alberta deal with

08 Oct 2019

OTTAWA — The federal government has confirmed plans to provide $251.4 million to Alberta under a program designed to help provinces hit by sudden revenue downturns.Alberta has been sideswiped by collapsing oil prices and the little-known fiscal stabilization program provides help when provincial revenues fall by more than five per cent from one year to the next.Money from the program is allocated on a per capita basis, at $60 a person.Hard-hit Alberta may be eligible for federal relief amounting to $60 per residentCanadian oil production growth could come to ‘complete standstill,’ IEA warnsThe possibility of Alberta qualifying for the money was first reported last month by The Canadian Press.Newfoundland and Labrador, which has also been hit by sagging oil prices, may also qualify and the federal government says it will quickly assess such a claim if the province applies for money.“Canadians expect us to work together to help families through difficult times,” Finance Minister Bill Morneau said in a statement. read more

OTTAWA — The federal government has confirmed plans to provide $251.4 million to Alberta under a program designed to help provinces hit by sudden revenue downturns.Alberta has been sideswiped by collapsing oil prices and the little-known fiscal stabilization program provides help when provincial revenues fall by more than five per cent from one year to the next.Money from the program is allocated on a per capita basis, at $60 a person.Hard-hit Alberta may be eligible for federal relief amounting to $60 per residentCanadian oil production growth could come to ‘complete standstill,’ IEA warnsThe possibility of Alberta qualifying for the money was first reported last month by The Canadian Press.Newfoundland and Labrador, which has also been hit by sagging oil prices, may also qualify and the federal government says it will quickly assess such a claim if the province applies for money.“Canadians expect us to work together to help families through difficult times,” Finance Minister Bill Morneau said in a statement. read more

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Nambiar reveals white flag incident

08 Oct 2019

With controversy revived about Sri Lankan war crimes including the murder of surrendering prisoners, Inner City Press on February 24 asked UN official Vijay Nambiar to explain his role in these “white flag” killings.Nambiar said that British journalist Marie Colvin, who was killed in Syria earlier this week, had spoken to him during the final stages of the war in Sri Lanka and attempted to broker the surrender of some top LTTE leaders. Nambiar nodded yes. “I asked to go, twice I contacted [US diplomat] Bob Blake, the two of us were planning to go… the ICRC was not able to go by sea route. The Government refused to give us permission. There was no way we could just force our way in.” She talked to me, you know that,” Nambiar said of Colvin. Inner City Press asked, hadn’t Colvin urged Nambiar to go witness the surrenders? With no witnesses, those who tried to surrendered ended up dead. Inner City Press asked Nambiar why he hadn’t then spoke out.Nambiar continued with this story: “in the middle of the night, Marie called me, the two people, I’ve forgotten the names, one was on the Peace Commission, they wanted to surrender. We need to get assurance, free passage. I said OK, I’ll do it. I took it up with foreign minster, the defense minister and the president. They would be treated like any surrendering prisoner, What happened after that, I couldn’t…” Again Inner City Press asked Nambiar, if you passed on the assurances, then were blocked from going to witness and those you assured got killed, why haven’t you spoken out?Nambiar “subsequently said they could have been shot by own people. I am not prepare to hazard any guess. Even Basil [Rajapaksa], he also said that. It was mainly Gotabaya [Rajapaksa] and the President [Mahinda Rajapaksa].”Nambiar told Inner City Press, “I spoke with Palitha Kohona, the Foreign Secretary.” read more

With controversy revived about Sri Lankan war crimes including the murder of surrendering prisoners, Inner City Press on February 24 asked UN official Vijay Nambiar to explain his role in these “white flag” killings.Nambiar said that British journalist Marie Colvin, who was killed in Syria earlier this week, had spoken to him during the final stages of the war in Sri Lanka and attempted to broker the surrender of some top LTTE leaders. Nambiar nodded yes. “I asked to go, twice I contacted [US diplomat] Bob Blake, the two of us were planning to go… the ICRC was not able to go by sea route. The Government refused to give us permission. There was no way we could just force our way in.” She talked to me, you know that,” Nambiar said of Colvin. Inner City Press asked, hadn’t Colvin urged Nambiar to go witness the surrenders? With no witnesses, those who tried to surrendered ended up dead. Inner City Press asked Nambiar why he hadn’t then spoke out.Nambiar continued with this story: “in the middle of the night, Marie called me, the two people, I’ve forgotten the names, one was on the Peace Commission, they wanted to surrender. We need to get assurance, free passage. I said OK, I’ll do it. I took it up with foreign minster, the defense minister and the president. They would be treated like any surrendering prisoner, What happened after that, I couldn’t…” Again Inner City Press asked Nambiar, if you passed on the assurances, then were blocked from going to witness and those you assured got killed, why haven’t you spoken out?Nambiar “subsequently said they could have been shot by own people. I am not prepare to hazard any guess. Even Basil [Rajapaksa], he also said that. It was mainly Gotabaya [Rajapaksa] and the President [Mahinda Rajapaksa].”Nambiar told Inner City Press, “I spoke with Palitha Kohona, the Foreign Secretary.” read more

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Ranil begins talks in India

08 Oct 2019

During the separate discussions held with the two Indian politicians, Wickremesinghe briefed them on the political developments in Sri Lanka. Opposition and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe began talks in India today as part of an official visit to the country.Wickremesinghe met Indian opposition leader Sushma Swaraj and opposition BJP leader L.K Advani.

During the separate discussions held with the two Indian politicians, Wickremesinghe briefed them on the political developments in Sri Lanka. Opposition and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe began talks in India today as part of an official visit to the country.Wickremesinghe met Indian opposition leader Sushma Swaraj and opposition BJP leader L.K Advani.

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More violence at St Joes

07 Oct 2019

There’s been another assault at St. Joe’s hospital in Hamilton involving patients and staff members, it’s the 7th incident in the last two months.The staff member is recovering at home after having coffee thrown at them by a patient. The assault happened at the psychiatric facility at the West 5th campus. The staff member suffered burns to their face and neck and was treated on-site. The patient was not charged.This is the latest incident of aggressive patient behaviour or violence towards staff since early December. The union representing Ontario nurses say it is appalled at the number of violent attacks.In an attack on December 16, two nurses were repeatedly punched in the head by a patient. One nurse was left unconscious, both were taken by ambulance to the hospital’s Charlton Campus for emergency treatment.St. Joesph’s has reported over 120 cases of violence against registered nurses since January of last year. The hospital says all nurses are equipped with a personal alarm system that is attached to their lanyard.“In this particular case that button failed and it failed because the battery died.” Romeo Cercone from St. Joseph’s Hospital.The hospital says even if the button worked the attack happened so fast it would have been impossible to prevent. read more

There’s been another assault at St. Joe’s hospital in Hamilton involving patients and staff members, it’s the 7th incident in the last two months.The staff member is recovering at home after having coffee thrown at them by a patient. The assault happened at the psychiatric facility at the West 5th campus. The staff member suffered burns to their face and neck and was treated on-site. The patient was not charged.This is the latest incident of aggressive patient behaviour or violence towards staff since early December. The union representing Ontario nurses say it is appalled at the number of violent attacks.In an attack on December 16, two nurses were repeatedly punched in the head by a patient. One nurse was left unconscious, both were taken by ambulance to the hospital’s Charlton Campus for emergency treatment.St. Joesph’s has reported over 120 cases of violence against registered nurses since January of last year. The hospital says all nurses are equipped with a personal alarm system that is attached to their lanyard.“In this particular case that button failed and it failed because the battery died.” Romeo Cercone from St. Joseph’s Hospital.The hospital says even if the button worked the attack happened so fast it would have been impossible to prevent. read more

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Quebec City mosque reopens and serves as reminder with tragic evidence

07 Oct 2019

The Quebec City mosque that was the site of a mass shooting by a terrorist has reopened to the public. The president of the mosque said morning prayers resumed at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning.The public was allowed to venture inside to observe the bullet-riddled walls and bloodied floors left by the six men who were murdered. Victims between the ages of 39 and 60 left 17 children without their fathers. Gatherings have been planned in Montreal and Quebec City over the weekend to mark the tragedy.Here at home, the downtown Hamilton mosque has taken the initiative to educate others about the Islamic faith with an open-house on Saturday evening. Doors opened at 5 p.m.for many activities including info sessions, photo booths, henna tattoos and tours.

The Quebec City mosque that was the site of a mass shooting by a terrorist has reopened to the public. The president of the mosque said morning prayers resumed at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning.The public was allowed to venture inside to observe the bullet-riddled walls and bloodied floors left by the six men who were murdered. Victims between the ages of 39 and 60 left 17 children without their fathers. Gatherings have been planned in Montreal and Quebec City over the weekend to mark the tragedy.Here at home, the downtown Hamilton mosque has taken the initiative to educate others about the Islamic faith with an open-house on Saturday evening. Doors opened at 5 p.m.for many activities including info sessions, photo booths, henna tattoos and tours.

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Security Council urges dialogue in Central African Republic concerned over Darfur

06 Oct 2019

The Council called on the Central African authorities to continue their efforts to improve public finances and governance, and urged bilateral partners and international institutions to increase their support for efforts to alleviate the country’s increasing poverty and provide all necessary humanitarian assistance.“The members of the Security Council called on the Central African authorities and all political parties to settle their disputes through peaceful means and dialogue, and to work for peace and national cohesion in full respect of human rights and rule of law,” the 15-Member body said through a press statement read out by its President for July, Ambassador Jean-Marc de la Sablière of France.“They urged the Central African authorities to put an end to impunity by bringing to justice those responsible for violations of human rights. The members of the Security Council expressed serious concern that the persisting violence in Darfur and the deterioration of relations between Chad and Sudan might further negatively affect the security and stability of the Central African Republic.”The Council also reiterated respect for the territorial integrity of the Central African Republic and “called on all States in the region to cooperate in ensuring regional stability.”In a report issued on Monday, Mr. Annan said stability in the Central African Republic is threatened by new rebel movements in the northern part of the country, the situation in neighbouring Chad and tension with Sudan.He also noted that the humanitarian situation had deteriorated sharply over the past few months particularly in the north-west, where civilians have fled their villages, some crossing into Chad, as a result of insecurity created by the armed rebel movements, attacks by robbers and reprisals by the armed forces.Mr. Annan stressed that the Central African authorities must take primary responsibility for the stability of the country, but added that an approach involving countries in the area is crucial. “I will therefore have to continue my contacts, through my Special Representative, with leaders of the subregion in order to help them in their efforts to achieve lasting stability in their region with the support of the international community,” he said. read more

The Council called on the Central African authorities to continue their efforts to improve public finances and governance, and urged bilateral partners and international institutions to increase their support for efforts to alleviate the country’s increasing poverty and provide all necessary humanitarian assistance.“The members of the Security Council called on the Central African authorities and all political parties to settle their disputes through peaceful means and dialogue, and to work for peace and national cohesion in full respect of human rights and rule of law,” the 15-Member body said through a press statement read out by its President for July, Ambassador Jean-Marc de la Sablière of France.“They urged the Central African authorities to put an end to impunity by bringing to justice those responsible for violations of human rights. The members of the Security Council expressed serious concern that the persisting violence in Darfur and the deterioration of relations between Chad and Sudan might further negatively affect the security and stability of the Central African Republic.”The Council also reiterated respect for the territorial integrity of the Central African Republic and “called on all States in the region to cooperate in ensuring regional stability.”In a report issued on Monday, Mr. Annan said stability in the Central African Republic is threatened by new rebel movements in the northern part of the country, the situation in neighbouring Chad and tension with Sudan.He also noted that the humanitarian situation had deteriorated sharply over the past few months particularly in the north-west, where civilians have fled their villages, some crossing into Chad, as a result of insecurity created by the armed rebel movements, attacks by robbers and reprisals by the armed forces.Mr. Annan stressed that the Central African authorities must take primary responsibility for the stability of the country, but added that an approach involving countries in the area is crucial. “I will therefore have to continue my contacts, through my Special Representative, with leaders of the subregion in order to help them in their efforts to achieve lasting stability in their region with the support of the international community,” he said. read more

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Comprehensive MINExpo 2012 Altra mining offering

24 Sep 2019

first_imgAltra Industrial Motion brands Wichita Clutch, Twiflex Ltd, Formsprag Clutch, Marland Clutch, Industrial Clutch, TB Wood’s, Bauer Gear Motor, Ameridrives Couplings, Huco Dynatork, Bibby Turboflex, Lamiflex Couplings, Nuttall Gear, Delroyd Worm Gear and Boston Gear are all exhibiting their latest product lines in Booths #726 and #729 at MINExpo 2012. Altra states: “Visitors will be able to learn about Altra’s broad offering of products which meet the specific power transmission and motion control requirements of all types of mining, quarry and material handling equipment.”Twiflex Ltd will be featuring a number of new products to complement its modular brake range, including the VBS, VCSD and VKSD-VR. Formsprag, Marland and Stieber Clutch have the widest range of backstops, including over 30 low speed designs with torque capacities up to 1,626,000 NM (1,200,000 lb ft), and will be showcasing products from this line at the Altra booth. Altra brands will also be highlighting “product solutions that can be applied to improve efficiency, productivity and safety in mining operations” from heavy-duty brakes for draglines and electric rope shovels to caliper brakes and disc couplings on winders and ventilation fans. The companies of Altra Industrial Motion are leaders in braking, engaging, overrunning, gearing, and load transmitting products.Additionally, visitors to the booths will be able to learn about the Altra mining product supply chain throughout the world, including locations in China and Asia Pacific, Australia, Europe, South America, South Africa, and North America. The company adds: “Altra sales associates and application engineers are well trained to understand precise product needs and recommend the right power transmission solution for specific applications.”last_img read more

first_imgAltra Industrial Motion brands Wichita Clutch, Twiflex Ltd, Formsprag Clutch, Marland Clutch, Industrial Clutch, TB Wood’s, Bauer Gear Motor, Ameridrives Couplings, Huco Dynatork, Bibby Turboflex, Lamiflex Couplings, Nuttall Gear, Delroyd Worm Gear and Boston Gear are all exhibiting their latest product lines in Booths #726 and #729 at MINExpo 2012. Altra states: “Visitors will be able to learn about Altra’s broad offering of products which meet the specific power transmission and motion control requirements of all types of mining, quarry and material handling equipment.”Twiflex Ltd will be featuring a number of new products to complement its modular brake range, including the VBS, VCSD and VKSD-VR. Formsprag, Marland and Stieber Clutch have the widest range of backstops, including over 30 low speed designs with torque capacities up to 1,626,000 NM (1,200,000 lb ft), and will be showcasing products from this line at the Altra booth. Altra brands will also be highlighting “product solutions that can be applied to improve efficiency, productivity and safety in mining operations” from heavy-duty brakes for draglines and electric rope shovels to caliper brakes and disc couplings on winders and ventilation fans. The companies of Altra Industrial Motion are leaders in braking, engaging, overrunning, gearing, and load transmitting products.Additionally, visitors to the booths will be able to learn about the Altra mining product supply chain throughout the world, including locations in China and Asia Pacific, Australia, Europe, South America, South Africa, and North America. The company adds: “Altra sales associates and application engineers are well trained to understand precise product needs and recommend the right power transmission solution for specific applications.”last_img read more

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Caterpillar object detection systems for all brands of mobile surface mining equipment

24 Sep 2019

first_imgCaterpillar has announced the availability of Cat® MineStar™ Detect object detection systems for additional Cat machines and virtually all brands of mobile surface mining equipment. Previously unsupported Cat machines as well as other brands of machines can now be equipped with the cameras, radars and in-cab displays that deliver increased site awareness to mobile equipment operators.Object detection kits are available with one to four cameras and as many as eight radars for applications ranging from small auxiliary equipment to ultraclass mining trucks. Functionality remains the same as the proven Object Detection system equipping Cat mining trucks from the factory and available as a factory option on several Cat wheel loaders and wheel dozers.The expanded line of retrofit kits enables enhancing safety and standardizing mixed fleets for the benefit of operators and maintenance technicians. Object Detection is wholly contained on the machine and does not require the installation or operation of any off-board infrastructure. The system is fully supported by Cat dealers.Detect Object Detection is designed to work during machine startup and when a machine is travelling at low speeds. The system employs radar capabilities to automatically detect hazards such as other equipment or vehicles within critical zones around the machine—in front, at the rear and each side. The system also presents specific camera views to show the operator where potential hazards are detected. A proximity bar on the in-cab display flashes yellow or red, depending on the distance of the detected object.Caterpillar has also introduced a new collision avoidance system, Proximity Awareness, for surface vehicles. Part of the Cat MineStar Detect capability set, the new system uses the latest peer-to-peer communications leveraged by the automotive industry. The system delivers fast and reliable communications between vehicles and presents collision avoidance information to operators without the need for a robust radio network covering the site.The onboard hardware can be fitted to light vehicles and to any brand of surface mining equipment. Fewer components are required compared to the previous Cat Proximity Awareness system, which uses a WiFi network. The result is reduced space required onboard vehicles, fast installation and lower cost.The onboard display can store up to 24 hours of incident data. This data is sent to the office for storage and analysis by using strategically located communications hot spots on site. Incident capture, playback and reporting are independent of MineStar Fleet.Cat MineStar Fleet, Proximity Awareness and Object Detection can run on a single, in-cab display. The new Proximity Awareness system also features alarm tones that operators can easily distinguish from alerts delivered by other systems. When combined with Fleet in the office, enhanced reporting includes operator performance as related to the number of safety incidents. The new system retains the many features provided by the previous system, such as avoidance zones, speed zones, highly configurable machine envelopes and projected paths, operator notifications, incident capture and playback for training or incident reconstruction.Like the previous system, the new system is easy for operators to use. The Proximity Awareness system presents information to the operator via an intuitive graphic display in the cab. The system provides three onboard alarming levels. The zones, which define alarming, are customer configurable. Alarming priority ranges from low to critical. Low priority indicates the projected path of a machine is on course to collide with another machine, or it’s following another machine too closely. Critical alarms occur when two or more machines have their closest zones intersect. If machines routinely are in close proximity, such as loading and hauling vehicles, alarm filters can be implemented between machines classes to silence non-critical warnings.last_img read more

first_imgCaterpillar has announced the availability of Cat® MineStar™ Detect object detection systems for additional Cat machines and virtually all brands of mobile surface mining equipment. Previously unsupported Cat machines as well as other brands of machines can now be equipped with the cameras, radars and in-cab displays that deliver increased site awareness to mobile equipment operators.Object detection kits are available with one to four cameras and as many as eight radars for applications ranging from small auxiliary equipment to ultraclass mining trucks. Functionality remains the same as the proven Object Detection system equipping Cat mining trucks from the factory and available as a factory option on several Cat wheel loaders and wheel dozers.The expanded line of retrofit kits enables enhancing safety and standardizing mixed fleets for the benefit of operators and maintenance technicians. Object Detection is wholly contained on the machine and does not require the installation or operation of any off-board infrastructure. The system is fully supported by Cat dealers.Detect Object Detection is designed to work during machine startup and when a machine is travelling at low speeds. The system employs radar capabilities to automatically detect hazards such as other equipment or vehicles within critical zones around the machine—in front, at the rear and each side. The system also presents specific camera views to show the operator where potential hazards are detected. A proximity bar on the in-cab display flashes yellow or red, depending on the distance of the detected object.Caterpillar has also introduced a new collision avoidance system, Proximity Awareness, for surface vehicles. Part of the Cat MineStar Detect capability set, the new system uses the latest peer-to-peer communications leveraged by the automotive industry. The system delivers fast and reliable communications between vehicles and presents collision avoidance information to operators without the need for a robust radio network covering the site.The onboard hardware can be fitted to light vehicles and to any brand of surface mining equipment. Fewer components are required compared to the previous Cat Proximity Awareness system, which uses a WiFi network. The result is reduced space required onboard vehicles, fast installation and lower cost.The onboard display can store up to 24 hours of incident data. This data is sent to the office for storage and analysis by using strategically located communications hot spots on site. Incident capture, playback and reporting are independent of MineStar Fleet.Cat MineStar Fleet, Proximity Awareness and Object Detection can run on a single, in-cab display. The new Proximity Awareness system also features alarm tones that operators can easily distinguish from alerts delivered by other systems. When combined with Fleet in the office, enhanced reporting includes operator performance as related to the number of safety incidents. The new system retains the many features provided by the previous system, such as avoidance zones, speed zones, highly configurable machine envelopes and projected paths, operator notifications, incident capture and playback for training or incident reconstruction.Like the previous system, the new system is easy for operators to use. The Proximity Awareness system presents information to the operator via an intuitive graphic display in the cab. The system provides three onboard alarming levels. The zones, which define alarming, are customer configurable. Alarming priority ranges from low to critical. Low priority indicates the projected path of a machine is on course to collide with another machine, or it’s following another machine too closely. Critical alarms occur when two or more machines have their closest zones intersect. If machines routinely are in close proximity, such as loading and hauling vehicles, alarm filters can be implemented between machines classes to silence non-critical warnings.last_img read more

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Kristian Kjelling stays at Aalborg

22 Sep 2019

The 30-year old Kristian Kjelling, who came to Aalborg in 2009 and had great success with the club, decided to prolong his contract with the club, and will stay there until 2013. He is considered one of the most promising players in Aalborg, and the first people of Aalborg were happy that he prolonged his contract for a further year, and said that they expect even more successes in the years to come.On his behalf, Kjelling said that he is happy that he can contribute to Aalborg, and that he feels like in a big family, noting the harmony in the club. He came to Aalborg after playing in Spain for Ademar Leon and San Antonio. He also plays for the Norwegian national team, and in the last 10 seasons played 145 for Norway scoring 561 goals. ← Previous Story Ilic to Rhein-Neckar, Vujin to THW Kiel? Next Story → Dijana Stevin joins Buducnost! read more

The 30-year old Kristian Kjelling, who came to Aalborg in 2009 and had great success with the club, decided to prolong his contract with the club, and will stay there until 2013. He is considered one of the most promising players in Aalborg, and the first people of Aalborg were happy that he prolonged his contract for a further year, and said that they expect even more successes in the years to come.On his behalf, Kjelling said that he is happy that he can contribute to Aalborg, and that he feels like in a big family, noting the harmony in the club. He came to Aalborg after playing in Spain for Ademar Leon and San Antonio. He also plays for the Norwegian national team, and in the last 10 seasons played 145 for Norway scoring 561 goals. ← Previous Story Ilic to Rhein-Neckar, Vujin to THW Kiel? Next Story → Dijana Stevin joins Buducnost! read more

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La pleine Lune nous empêcherait réellement de bien dormir

20 Sep 2019

first_imgLa pleine Lune nous empêcherait réellement de bien dormirUne nouvelle étude démontre que nos grands-mères avaient bel et bien raison : la pleine Lune peut réellement troubler notre sommeil !On l’a tous entendu, et même pensé au moins une fois : “c’est la pleine Lune, j’ai du mal à dormir”. Et si ce cliché populaire s’avérait vrai ? C’est ce que semble montrer une étude réalisée par des chercheurs suisses et tout juste parue dans la revue Current Biology. “Le cycle lunaire semble vraiment affecter le sommeil humain, même quand on ne voit pas la Lune et que nous ne sommes pas conscient de sa phase”, indique Christian Cajochen, de l’hôpital psychiatrique universitaire de Bâle.20 minutes de sommeil en moins Pour en arriver là, l’étude s’est portée sur 33 patients volontaires dont les scientifiques ont observé le sommeil. Des électroencéphalogrammes (EEG), des mesures des mouvements oculaires ainsi que des relevés hormonaux ont été pratiqués sur les volontaires. Résultat : les soirs de pleine Lune, les chercheurs ont compté en moyenne 20 minutes de sommeil en moins, 5 minutes de plus pour s’endormir et une réduction de 30% de la durée du sommeil profond ! Mais ce n’est pas tout, les taux de mélatonine, “l’hormone du sommeil”, ont également connu une chute les soirs de pleine Lune. “Il s’agit là de la première étude fiable concernant une rythmicité lunaire structurant le sommeil humain”, expliquent les chercheurs. Ce rythme circalunaire pourrait être le vestige de temps plus anciens où la Lune aurait influencé les comportements, comme par exemple pour la reproduction, ajoute Christian Cajochen. Un rythme circalunaire chez certains animaux Ce rythme basé sur un cycle de 28 jours (comme celui de la Lune) est déjà présent chez de nombreux animaux, comme les espèces marines vivant dans la zone de balancement des marais. En 2011, une étude révélait l’existence de gènes contrôlant le rythme circalunaire chez Clunio marinus, une larve de moustique vivant dans ces zones. Néanmoins, fait amusant, les données de cette étude ne sont en réalité pas nouvelles : elles datent des années 2000 à 2003. C’est en discutant autour d’un verre un soir de pleine Lune que les chercheurs ont eu l’idée de tester son influence sur le sommeil. Ils ont donc ressorti les données pour les mettre en parallèle avec le calendrier lunaire et c’est là qu’ils ont établi la corrélation.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ? Avec dorénavant des données concluantes, les chercheurs ont pour projet de continuer à s’intéresser à l’influence de la Lune sur nos comportements, car même si celle-ci peut se retrouver cachée par la pollution lumineuse et les immeubles des grandes villes, son influence se fait tout de même ressentir.(Crédits photos :  Current Biology, Cajochen et al)Le 25 juillet 2013 à 18:35 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgLa pleine Lune nous empêcherait réellement de bien dormirUne nouvelle étude démontre que nos grands-mères avaient bel et bien raison : la pleine Lune peut réellement troubler notre sommeil !On l’a tous entendu, et même pensé au moins une fois : “c’est la pleine Lune, j’ai du mal à dormir”. Et si ce cliché populaire s’avérait vrai ? C’est ce que semble montrer une étude réalisée par des chercheurs suisses et tout juste parue dans la revue Current Biology. “Le cycle lunaire semble vraiment affecter le sommeil humain, même quand on ne voit pas la Lune et que nous ne sommes pas conscient de sa phase”, indique Christian Cajochen, de l’hôpital psychiatrique universitaire de Bâle.20 minutes de sommeil en moins Pour en arriver là, l’étude s’est portée sur 33 patients volontaires dont les scientifiques ont observé le sommeil. Des électroencéphalogrammes (EEG), des mesures des mouvements oculaires ainsi que des relevés hormonaux ont été pratiqués sur les volontaires. Résultat : les soirs de pleine Lune, les chercheurs ont compté en moyenne 20 minutes de sommeil en moins, 5 minutes de plus pour s’endormir et une réduction de 30% de la durée du sommeil profond ! Mais ce n’est pas tout, les taux de mélatonine, “l’hormone du sommeil”, ont également connu une chute les soirs de pleine Lune. “Il s’agit là de la première étude fiable concernant une rythmicité lunaire structurant le sommeil humain”, expliquent les chercheurs. Ce rythme circalunaire pourrait être le vestige de temps plus anciens où la Lune aurait influencé les comportements, comme par exemple pour la reproduction, ajoute Christian Cajochen. Un rythme circalunaire chez certains animaux Ce rythme basé sur un cycle de 28 jours (comme celui de la Lune) est déjà présent chez de nombreux animaux, comme les espèces marines vivant dans la zone de balancement des marais. En 2011, une étude révélait l’existence de gènes contrôlant le rythme circalunaire chez Clunio marinus, une larve de moustique vivant dans ces zones. Néanmoins, fait amusant, les données de cette étude ne sont en réalité pas nouvelles : elles datent des années 2000 à 2003. C’est en discutant autour d’un verre un soir de pleine Lune que les chercheurs ont eu l’idée de tester son influence sur le sommeil. Ils ont donc ressorti les données pour les mettre en parallèle avec le calendrier lunaire et c’est là qu’ils ont établi la corrélation.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ? Avec dorénavant des données concluantes, les chercheurs ont pour projet de continuer à s’intéresser à l’influence de la Lune sur nos comportements, car même si celle-ci peut se retrouver cachée par la pollution lumineuse et les immeubles des grandes villes, son influence se fait tout de même ressentir.(Crédits photos :  Current Biology, Cajochen et al)Le 25 juillet 2013 à 18:35 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Twin Peaks star on Smackdown spoof Rollins in WWE Studios movie

19 Sep 2019

first_img WhatsApp Videos Articles We could debate it all day but a big part is opinion based. That said, are you meaning that Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell aren’t as big as Snipes? Both have starred in way more blockbusters than Wesley. In fact, Wesley’s total box office is just shy on 1 billion and Vaughn is almost 2 billion based on movie’s he has starrred in, Colin is 1.5 billion roughly. Ps. Steven Segall is over a billion so he has starred in more than Snipes but of course a lot less notable roles in Steven’s case. But if you remove 5 of Wesley’s roles, his resume gets thin (Blade Trilogy, Passenger 57, White Man Can’t Jump) and 2 of them are almost the start of his career, I’m a bigger fan of Wesley than the rest here and agree completely WWE Films don’t elevate but think Wesley in it is no different than any other actor willing to star in a movie with whatever studio as long as they get paid and at least like the script! Pinterest Elias, Chad Gable advance to the Semifinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament August 3, 2017 at 9:13 am Vince Vaughan has BEEN in many movies but only starred in very few of them. Probably the only 2 anyone remembers are the Wedding Crashers & the Internship where he shared top billing with Owen Wilson. His career has been mostly that of a supporting actor.Colin Farrell? Eh, I guess I was wrong about him. He has been a leading man for the most part but has also been in just as many supporting roles. Doing 2 lousy remakes didn’t do him any favors either.Wesley Snipes however has been a leading man or the main bad guy in most of his movies with relatively few supporting roles. He may not be a top tier action star but being a Hollywood leading man for so many years then having to take on a role in WWE films must be a downer.As for Seagal, :/ his last notable big screen role was Under Seige 2 WAY back in ’95. Compared to the sh*tty films & direct to video crap he’s done since then, WWE films would be a considerable big step up for him. XD Facebook TheCyberZon Now Playing Up Next August 4, 2017 at 2:13 am WrestleMania 36 Will Be In Tampa Doesn’t he have like a whole bunch of money he needs to pay back? Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions August 5, 2017 at 2:20 am Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Cesaro 7 COMMENTS Colby WWE Star Seth Rollins Looks Ahead To 2019 August 3, 2017 at 8:57 am Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kurt Angle Are Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Dating?center_img Twitter Big changes reportedly made to WWE RAW and Smackdown Live writing teams TheCyberZon Comments are closed. He did go to prison for tax evasion and may have to indeed pay those back taxes. But still, having to be in a WWE movie is a new low. Man! Has Wesley Snipes sunk so low that he now has to appear in a WWE Studios movie? X( Colby Now Playing Up Next Google+ Twin Peaks star on Smackdown spoofTwin Peaks star Kyle Maclachlan posted the following on Twitter, commenting on the spoof of the show that aired on Smackdown Live this week involving Breezango.The spoof also got media attention in articles posted on Entertainment Weekly and The Wrap. You can check out his tweet below.Haha! @WWE https://t.co/AArHI9ruVF— Kyle MacLachlan (@Kyle_MacLachlan) August 2, 2017Rollins in WWE Studios movieSeth Rollins is featured in a small role in the latest trailer released for the next WWE Studios’ movie, “Armed Response”, starring Wesley Snipes and Anne Heche.The movie will be released digitally on Friday. WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Videos Articles FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 Seth Rollins Of all the actors you listed here, Halle Berry was the only one who surprised me at the time for appearing in a WWE film. But Heche & the others were never the lead actors in anything that particularly big. They’ve had supporting roles in big movies but were never the lead star in anything anyone really remembers–except maybe Momoa in that sh*tty Conan the Barbarian remake or Eckhart in that lousy I Frankenstein thing. Or Robert Patrick who was in the X Files as not Fox Mulder.But Wesley Snipes was a major lead action star for a number of years. Now he was never nearly as big as Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Gibson, or Harrison Ford but he did his share of big budget action movies. I guess he’s doing what he has to do to make money & possibly re-establish himself but WWE films has to be considered a step down for him. Other than launching The Rock’s stellar career (which was more because of The Rock himself rather than the WWE films he appeared in), WWE films doesn’t elevate anybody, not even their own wrestlers. Well Anne Hache was a big star and Halle Berry was recently in The Call (WWE) and Ed Harrison was in one not that long ago – not really that bad of acting company, IMO, to be in. TheCyberZon August 3, 2017 at 9:44 am August 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm Jason Blasen TheCyberZon Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_img WhatsApp Videos Articles We could debate it all day but a big part is opinion based. That said, are you meaning that Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell aren’t as big as Snipes? Both have starred in way more blockbusters than Wesley. In fact, Wesley’s total box office is just shy on 1 billion and Vaughn is almost 2 billion based on movie’s he has starrred in, Colin is 1.5 billion roughly. Ps. Steven Segall is over a billion so he has starred in more than Snipes but of course a lot less notable roles in Steven’s case. But if you remove 5 of Wesley’s roles, his resume gets thin (Blade Trilogy, Passenger 57, White Man Can’t Jump) and 2 of them are almost the start of his career, I’m a bigger fan of Wesley than the rest here and agree completely WWE Films don’t elevate but think Wesley in it is no different than any other actor willing to star in a movie with whatever studio as long as they get paid and at least like the script! Pinterest Elias, Chad Gable advance to the Semifinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament August 3, 2017 at 9:13 am Vince Vaughan has BEEN in many movies but only starred in very few of them. Probably the only 2 anyone remembers are the Wedding Crashers & the Internship where he shared top billing with Owen Wilson. His career has been mostly that of a supporting actor.Colin Farrell? Eh, I guess I was wrong about him. He has been a leading man for the most part but has also been in just as many supporting roles. Doing 2 lousy remakes didn’t do him any favors either.Wesley Snipes however has been a leading man or the main bad guy in most of his movies with relatively few supporting roles. He may not be a top tier action star but being a Hollywood leading man for so many years then having to take on a role in WWE films must be a downer.As for Seagal, :/ his last notable big screen role was Under Seige 2 WAY back in ’95. Compared to the sh*tty films & direct to video crap he’s done since then, WWE films would be a considerable big step up for him. XD Facebook TheCyberZon Now Playing Up Next August 4, 2017 at 2:13 am WrestleMania 36 Will Be In Tampa Doesn’t he have like a whole bunch of money he needs to pay back? Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions August 5, 2017 at 2:20 am Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Cesaro 7 COMMENTS Colby WWE Star Seth Rollins Looks Ahead To 2019 August 3, 2017 at 8:57 am Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kurt Angle Are Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Dating?center_img Twitter Big changes reportedly made to WWE RAW and Smackdown Live writing teams TheCyberZon Comments are closed. He did go to prison for tax evasion and may have to indeed pay those back taxes. But still, having to be in a WWE movie is a new low. Man! Has Wesley Snipes sunk so low that he now has to appear in a WWE Studios movie? X( Colby Now Playing Up Next Google+ Twin Peaks star on Smackdown spoofTwin Peaks star Kyle Maclachlan posted the following on Twitter, commenting on the spoof of the show that aired on Smackdown Live this week involving Breezango.The spoof also got media attention in articles posted on Entertainment Weekly and The Wrap. You can check out his tweet below.Haha! @WWE https://t.co/AArHI9ruVF— Kyle MacLachlan (@Kyle_MacLachlan) August 2, 2017Rollins in WWE Studios movieSeth Rollins is featured in a small role in the latest trailer released for the next WWE Studios’ movie, “Armed Response”, starring Wesley Snipes and Anne Heche.The movie will be released digitally on Friday. WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Videos Articles FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 Seth Rollins Of all the actors you listed here, Halle Berry was the only one who surprised me at the time for appearing in a WWE film. But Heche & the others were never the lead actors in anything that particularly big. They’ve had supporting roles in big movies but were never the lead star in anything anyone really remembers–except maybe Momoa in that sh*tty Conan the Barbarian remake or Eckhart in that lousy I Frankenstein thing. Or Robert Patrick who was in the X Files as not Fox Mulder.But Wesley Snipes was a major lead action star for a number of years. Now he was never nearly as big as Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Gibson, or Harrison Ford but he did his share of big budget action movies. I guess he’s doing what he has to do to make money & possibly re-establish himself but WWE films has to be considered a step down for him. Other than launching The Rock’s stellar career (which was more because of The Rock himself rather than the WWE films he appeared in), WWE films doesn’t elevate anybody, not even their own wrestlers. Well Anne Hache was a big star and Halle Berry was recently in The Call (WWE) and Ed Harrison was in one not that long ago – not really that bad of acting company, IMO, to be in. TheCyberZon August 3, 2017 at 9:44 am August 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm Jason Blasen TheCyberZon Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Truman neighbors at odds over safety issues

19 Sep 2019

first_imgSheriff’s deputies commonly show up at neighborhood association meetings to check in on public safety issues. But at last month’s Truman Neighborhood Association meeting, three deputies were there to keep the peace.On the evening of March 23, roughly 150 people gathered in the American Legion post on N.E. St. James Road for a tug of war over control of the neighborhood association.“It was bizarre,” said Christie BrownSilva, chair of the Neighborhood Associations Council of Clark County, who was there to help oversee what she said was an unusually heated election for the Truman Neighborhood Association’s council. “It was very stressful for some neighbors.”Now, a splinter neighborhood group has emerged seeking to address public safety issues that they say haven’t been adequately addressed.“Our perspective is that the current board does not encourage different views and does not take a proactive approach to issues in the neighborhood,” said Peter Hotrum, who has lived in the neighborhood for more than two years, and ran unsuccessfully for the association’s council.Others in the neighborhood are feeling uneasy.“These people have been pretty threatening and disrespectful just in the way they’ve been speaking with us,” said Debbie Nelson, a resident of the neighborhood. “I don’t trust them.”last_img read more

first_imgSheriff’s deputies commonly show up at neighborhood association meetings to check in on public safety issues. But at last month’s Truman Neighborhood Association meeting, three deputies were there to keep the peace.On the evening of March 23, roughly 150 people gathered in the American Legion post on N.E. St. James Road for a tug of war over control of the neighborhood association.“It was bizarre,” said Christie BrownSilva, chair of the Neighborhood Associations Council of Clark County, who was there to help oversee what she said was an unusually heated election for the Truman Neighborhood Association’s council. “It was very stressful for some neighbors.”Now, a splinter neighborhood group has emerged seeking to address public safety issues that they say haven’t been adequately addressed.“Our perspective is that the current board does not encourage different views and does not take a proactive approach to issues in the neighborhood,” said Peter Hotrum, who has lived in the neighborhood for more than two years, and ran unsuccessfully for the association’s council.Others in the neighborhood are feeling uneasy.“These people have been pretty threatening and disrespectful just in the way they’ve been speaking with us,” said Debbie Nelson, a resident of the neighborhood. “I don’t trust them.”last_img read more

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2019 Copa America Uruguay wants to continue its South American reign

18 Sep 2019

first_imgThe Uruguayans are the team with the most South American trophies in the confederation’s history with 15. They lifted their first one in 1916 and their last one in 2011.Uruguay has won the Copa America, formerly known as the South American Championship, 15 times in total.And the Uruguayans are hoping they can continue to be the continent’s most successful team in the competition as they will lead Group C of the 2019 Copa America set to be played in Brazil.The tournament will take place from June 14th to July 7th in five different cities in Brazil.The last time the team won the Copa America was all the way back to 2011 in Argentina.Since then they have only reached the Quarterfinals in Chile 2015 and failed to advance from the Group Stage in the 2016 United States edition.Meanwhile, Ecuador is yet to win an edition of the Copa America, with their best result being reaching Fourth Place in 1993, and 1959.Lautaro Martinez, ArgentinaLautaro Martinez talks about his time with Argentina Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez is becoming a regular at the international level, and he’s delighted for the opportunity with his national team.Ecuador has reached at least the Quarterfinals in three of the last ten editions of the competition, failing to qualify from Group Stage in seven occasions.Chile is the team to beat too, as they are the current back-to-back champions of the competition.La Roja won the 2015 edition in Chile and the 2016 Copa America Centenario special edition in the United States.But then lost the final in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and failed to qualify to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.This is the second time the Japanese national team has accepted the CONMEBOL’s invitation to participate in the Copa America.The Samurai Blue couldn’t qualify from the Group Stage in the 1999 edition in Paraguay, losing twice and drawing one match.They are currently playing in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Semifinals.last_img read more

first_imgThe Uruguayans are the team with the most South American trophies in the confederation’s history with 15. They lifted their first one in 1916 and their last one in 2011.Uruguay has won the Copa America, formerly known as the South American Championship, 15 times in total.And the Uruguayans are hoping they can continue to be the continent’s most successful team in the competition as they will lead Group C of the 2019 Copa America set to be played in Brazil.The tournament will take place from June 14th to July 7th in five different cities in Brazil.The last time the team won the Copa America was all the way back to 2011 in Argentina.Since then they have only reached the Quarterfinals in Chile 2015 and failed to advance from the Group Stage in the 2016 United States edition.Meanwhile, Ecuador is yet to win an edition of the Copa America, with their best result being reaching Fourth Place in 1993, and 1959.Lautaro Martinez, ArgentinaLautaro Martinez talks about his time with Argentina Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez is becoming a regular at the international level, and he’s delighted for the opportunity with his national team.Ecuador has reached at least the Quarterfinals in three of the last ten editions of the competition, failing to qualify from Group Stage in seven occasions.Chile is the team to beat too, as they are the current back-to-back champions of the competition.La Roja won the 2015 edition in Chile and the 2016 Copa America Centenario special edition in the United States.But then lost the final in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and failed to qualify to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.This is the second time the Japanese national team has accepted the CONMEBOL’s invitation to participate in the Copa America.The Samurai Blue couldn’t qualify from the Group Stage in the 1999 edition in Paraguay, losing twice and drawing one match.They are currently playing in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Semifinals.last_img read more

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Blackstone outbids Apollo Global in race to buy Hewlett Packard Enterprise stake

05 Sep 2019

first_imgPrivate equity (PE) fund Blackstone is now the strongest bidder to buy Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HP) stake in Indian IT services firm Mphasis, after the withdrawal of Tech Mahindra from the race. The deal to acquire the 60.48 percent stake in the listed firm is valued at about $1 billion, reported The Economic Times, citing sources.The daily said Blackstone and another PE firm Apollo Global Management submitted their bids last week and Blackstone is believed to have raised its offer to outbid Apollo Global, referring to the sources.”They have made an aggressive offer. Within the next 10-15 days, HP is expected to finalise and get back,” ET quoted one an executive as saying, on condition of anonymity.The Mphasis stock was trading at Rs 481.45 at about 12.55 p.m. on the BSE, up 3.47 percent from its previous close. The promoters’ stake is 12,71,06,266 shares, according to the company’s regulatory shareholder pattern filing for the December 2015 quarter. The company’s total income for December 2015 quarter stood at Rs 769.6 crore, down from Rs 793.2 crore in the year-ago period, while net profit declined to Rs 122 crore from Rs 144 crore. Blackstone has tied up with Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and ING for funds, the ET report added.Earlier, Mphasis had clarified to the stock exchanges on March 8 that neither the company nor its CEO Ganesh Ayyar are involved in negotiations in stake acquisition, responding to a media report that Blackstone will tie-up with Ayyar (to buy HP’s stake in Mphasis).The PE fund offer also factors in a “control premium” of 10 to 12 percent, and makes for a good business proposition since Mphasis earns about 65 percent of its revenues from the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) space, ET said. An earlier attempt by HP to exit Mphasis — founded by former Citibank executive Jerry Rao in 2000 – – fell through on “account of lack of clarity”.last_img read more

first_imgPrivate equity (PE) fund Blackstone is now the strongest bidder to buy Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HP) stake in Indian IT services firm Mphasis, after the withdrawal of Tech Mahindra from the race. The deal to acquire the 60.48 percent stake in the listed firm is valued at about $1 billion, reported The Economic Times, citing sources.The daily said Blackstone and another PE firm Apollo Global Management submitted their bids last week and Blackstone is believed to have raised its offer to outbid Apollo Global, referring to the sources.”They have made an aggressive offer. Within the next 10-15 days, HP is expected to finalise and get back,” ET quoted one an executive as saying, on condition of anonymity.The Mphasis stock was trading at Rs 481.45 at about 12.55 p.m. on the BSE, up 3.47 percent from its previous close. The promoters’ stake is 12,71,06,266 shares, according to the company’s regulatory shareholder pattern filing for the December 2015 quarter. The company’s total income for December 2015 quarter stood at Rs 769.6 crore, down from Rs 793.2 crore in the year-ago period, while net profit declined to Rs 122 crore from Rs 144 crore. Blackstone has tied up with Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and ING for funds, the ET report added.Earlier, Mphasis had clarified to the stock exchanges on March 8 that neither the company nor its CEO Ganesh Ayyar are involved in negotiations in stake acquisition, responding to a media report that Blackstone will tie-up with Ayyar (to buy HP’s stake in Mphasis).The PE fund offer also factors in a “control premium” of 10 to 12 percent, and makes for a good business proposition since Mphasis earns about 65 percent of its revenues from the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) space, ET said. An earlier attempt by HP to exit Mphasis — founded by former Citibank executive Jerry Rao in 2000 – – fell through on “account of lack of clarity”.last_img read more

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Street Repairs Begin Near NRG Park To Get Houston Ready For Super

02 Sep 2019

first_img Listen Al OrtizThe first street repairs near NRG Park are being done at the intersection of Holly Hall and El Rio, as part of an inter-local agreement between Harris County and the City of Houston.Harris County crews and contractors have begun repairing streets around NRG Park, as part of an inter-local agreement between Precinct One and the City of Houston which partly has the Super Bowl as a backdrop.Precinct One Commissioner Gene Locke began negotiating this project with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner at the beginning of the year.Locke specified in a news release that the agreement allows the county to make improvements to streets located in Precinct One neighborhoods which are within the city limits.Additionally, the city will provide Community Development Block Grant funding for some county programs and services.The long term goal of the street repair project is to improve transportation in roadways that Locke says had been in disrepair “for too long.”But the fact Houston is hosting Super Bowl LI in 2017 has been an important factor to green light the project.“We are host. This is our home and we want people to think good of our home and if they think good of our home for this one event, they will think of this as home for other events, it will help to develop business in Houston,” Locke noted during a press conference held at the intersection of Holly Hall and El Rio. Also, the location where the first repairs are being done.Since the big game is scheduled for February of next year, Locke says the goal is the construction in areas near NRG Park will be completed in 2016.“With the Super Bowl coming, this area will be enhanced in terms of transportation, will be made more beautiful and accessible and that’s important,” Locke said, “both for the Super Bowl and the principal tenants at NRG stadium.”Locke is funding the project using mobility funds allocated to his precinct. The commissioner plans to spend $30 million this year and the next.That amount will also cover repairs and construction in other Houston neighborhoods which Locke and Turner’s offices are working on identifying.Ardmore, Knight Road and McNee Street are other roadways in which repairs and beautification operations will be undertaken in the coming weeks. 00:00 /01:04 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

first_img Listen Al OrtizThe first street repairs near NRG Park are being done at the intersection of Holly Hall and El Rio, as part of an inter-local agreement between Harris County and the City of Houston.Harris County crews and contractors have begun repairing streets around NRG Park, as part of an inter-local agreement between Precinct One and the City of Houston which partly has the Super Bowl as a backdrop.Precinct One Commissioner Gene Locke began negotiating this project with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner at the beginning of the year.Locke specified in a news release that the agreement allows the county to make improvements to streets located in Precinct One neighborhoods which are within the city limits.Additionally, the city will provide Community Development Block Grant funding for some county programs and services.The long term goal of the street repair project is to improve transportation in roadways that Locke says had been in disrepair “for too long.”But the fact Houston is hosting Super Bowl LI in 2017 has been an important factor to green light the project.“We are host. This is our home and we want people to think good of our home and if they think good of our home for this one event, they will think of this as home for other events, it will help to develop business in Houston,” Locke noted during a press conference held at the intersection of Holly Hall and El Rio. Also, the location where the first repairs are being done.Since the big game is scheduled for February of next year, Locke says the goal is the construction in areas near NRG Park will be completed in 2016.“With the Super Bowl coming, this area will be enhanced in terms of transportation, will be made more beautiful and accessible and that’s important,” Locke said, “both for the Super Bowl and the principal tenants at NRG stadium.”Locke is funding the project using mobility funds allocated to his precinct. The commissioner plans to spend $30 million this year and the next.That amount will also cover repairs and construction in other Houston neighborhoods which Locke and Turner’s offices are working on identifying.Ardmore, Knight Road and McNee Street are other roadways in which repairs and beautification operations will be undertaken in the coming weeks. 00:00 /01:04 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

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Ninja to Call NFL Thursday Night Football Game on Twitch Free LiveStream

01 Sep 2019

first_imgNinja has more than 12 million followers on Twitch, where the 27-year-old has specialized in “Fortnite” gameplay of late. He’s been joined on his Twitch channel by athletes, musicians and celebrities, including Drake and Ellen DeGeneres, and was the first esports player on the cover of ESPN The Magazine.Blevins, in a statement provided by Amazon, averred that he is “a lifelong NFL fan, which runs in my family.”“It’s cool to be able to co-stream and commentate a ‘Thursday Night Football’ game for my Twitch community and connect with them over other interests like this,” he added.Amazon’s distribution of “TNF” on Twitch is designed to maximize the audience reach for the games, and by extension ad impressions. It’s also supposed to further the NFL’s aim of cultivating younger, digitally savvy fans around the world.In addition to Twitch, “Thursday Night Football” games are available on Fox, NFL Network, and Amazon Prime Video. Among other features on Prime Video, Amazon gives customers the option to select from four audio feeds, including one with sports journalists Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer.Twitch’s live-streaming of “TNF” also features a charitable angle: The company is donating $1 to United Way per 100 “Bits” cheered by viewers. Bits are a virtual currency used in Twitch chats (priced starting at $1.40 for 100 Bits) that let users virtually cheer for broadcasts. Popular on Variety Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is Twitch’s most popular live-streaming gamer. Now he’s taking his play-by-play skills to the NFL — although it remains to be seen how many of his millions of followers are actually interested in his commentary on gridiron action.This season, Amazon-owned Twitch has provided free live-streaming feeds of the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football,” under Amazon’s two-year deal with the league for worldwide digital rights to 11 games per season. Twitch streams the games at twitch.tv/primevideo and offers an array of interactive features including stat overlays and custom NFL emoji.In addition, several Twitch personalities have “co-streamed” the games, providing their own live commentary as they watch along with their followers. On Thursday, Dec. 13, Ninja (at twitch.tv/ninja) will join other Twitch gamecasters including Jericho, TimTheTatman and GoldGlove to call the L.A. Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs matchup, which kicks off at 8:20 p.m. ET.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

first_imgNinja has more than 12 million followers on Twitch, where the 27-year-old has specialized in “Fortnite” gameplay of late. He’s been joined on his Twitch channel by athletes, musicians and celebrities, including Drake and Ellen DeGeneres, and was the first esports player on the cover of ESPN The Magazine.Blevins, in a statement provided by Amazon, averred that he is “a lifelong NFL fan, which runs in my family.”“It’s cool to be able to co-stream and commentate a ‘Thursday Night Football’ game for my Twitch community and connect with them over other interests like this,” he added.Amazon’s distribution of “TNF” on Twitch is designed to maximize the audience reach for the games, and by extension ad impressions. It’s also supposed to further the NFL’s aim of cultivating younger, digitally savvy fans around the world.In addition to Twitch, “Thursday Night Football” games are available on Fox, NFL Network, and Amazon Prime Video. Among other features on Prime Video, Amazon gives customers the option to select from four audio feeds, including one with sports journalists Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer.Twitch’s live-streaming of “TNF” also features a charitable angle: The company is donating $1 to United Way per 100 “Bits” cheered by viewers. Bits are a virtual currency used in Twitch chats (priced starting at $1.40 for 100 Bits) that let users virtually cheer for broadcasts. Popular on Variety Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is Twitch’s most popular live-streaming gamer. Now he’s taking his play-by-play skills to the NFL — although it remains to be seen how many of his millions of followers are actually interested in his commentary on gridiron action.This season, Amazon-owned Twitch has provided free live-streaming feeds of the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football,” under Amazon’s two-year deal with the league for worldwide digital rights to 11 games per season. Twitch streams the games at twitch.tv/primevideo and offers an array of interactive features including stat overlays and custom NFL emoji.In addition, several Twitch personalities have “co-streamed” the games, providing their own live commentary as they watch along with their followers. On Thursday, Dec. 13, Ninja (at twitch.tv/ninja) will join other Twitch gamecasters including Jericho, TimTheTatman and GoldGlove to call the L.A. Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs matchup, which kicks off at 8:20 p.m. ET.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

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In wake of NRS puppy incident school students join hands to save

31 Aug 2019

first_imgKolkata: At a time when two nursing students had beaten 16 innocent puppies to death at the Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital campus, students from various schools have together to save stray animals and preserve forest in connection with the Animal Welfare Fortnight on January 31.During the Animal Welfare Fortnight, which started on January 15, camps are being held in different schools to create awareness on welfare of animals and preservation of environment. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe students have drawn posters and placards based on animal welfare. The awareness campaigns in schools were conducted by an NGO. The spokesperson said school-going children should be trained to love animals and environment in order to stop abuse on stray and pet animals and abandonment of pets when they become old and infirm. In connection with the Animal Welfare Week, several camps to vaccinate and sterilise stray animals were held in Metiabruz, Behala, Shakuntala Park, Hastings and Batanagar. Camps were held for cattle and horses as well. A spokesperson for Love and Care for Animals which is organizing the camps said loving and adopting stray animals is on the rise in the city and suburbs. “Many young people are adopting stray dogs and cats. They take the pets to the doctors and treat them. There are groups of young people almost in every locality which look after stray dogs,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: At a time when two nursing students had beaten 16 innocent puppies to death at the Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital campus, students from various schools have together to save stray animals and preserve forest in connection with the Animal Welfare Fortnight on January 31.During the Animal Welfare Fortnight, which started on January 15, camps are being held in different schools to create awareness on welfare of animals and preservation of environment. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe students have drawn posters and placards based on animal welfare. The awareness campaigns in schools were conducted by an NGO. The spokesperson said school-going children should be trained to love animals and environment in order to stop abuse on stray and pet animals and abandonment of pets when they become old and infirm. In connection with the Animal Welfare Week, several camps to vaccinate and sterilise stray animals were held in Metiabruz, Behala, Shakuntala Park, Hastings and Batanagar. Camps were held for cattle and horses as well. A spokesperson for Love and Care for Animals which is organizing the camps said loving and adopting stray animals is on the rise in the city and suburbs. “Many young people are adopting stray dogs and cats. They take the pets to the doctors and treat them. There are groups of young people almost in every locality which look after stray dogs,” he added.last_img read more

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For Microsofts 40th Anniversary Bill Gates Pens Inspirational Letter to Employees

30 Aug 2019

first_img Register Now » Bill Gates didn’t become the world’s wealthiest person by chance. He co-founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen and helped build the company into the tech giant it is today, having developed powerhouse products like Windows and the Xbox.Today is Microsoft’s 40th anniversary. It’s quite a milestone. To commemorate the special day, Gates sent a note to Microsoft’s entire staff on Friday. It inevitably was leaked online. Related: How Microsoft Is Taking on Google on Its Home TurfIn the note, Gates looked to the company’s future under CEO Satya Nadella. “We are nearing the point where computers and robots will be able to see, move, and interact naturally, unlocking many new applications and empowering people even more,” he wrote.For Microsoft employees, the letter surely is inspirational. Here’s the copy from the letter via Venture Beat:Tomorrow is a special day: Microsoft’s 40th anniversary.Early on, Paul Allen and I set the goal of a computer on every desk and in every home. It was a bold idea and a lot of people thought we were out of our minds to imagine it was possible. It is amazing to think about how far computing has come since then, and we can all be proud of the role Microsoft played in that revolution.Today though, I am thinking much more about Microsoft’s future than its past. I believe computing will evolve faster in the next 10 years than it ever has before. We already live in a multi-platform world, and computing will become even more pervasive. We are nearing the point where computers and robots will be able to see, move, and interact naturally, unlocking many new applications and empowering people even more.Under Satya’s leadership, Microsoft is better positioned than ever to lead these advances. We have the resources and drive to solve tough problems. We are engaged in every facet of modern computing and have the deepest commitment to research in the industry. In my role as technical advisor to Satya, I get to join product reviews and am impressed by the vision and talent I see. The result is evident in products like Cortana, Skype Translator, and HoloLens — and those are just a few of the many innovations that are on the way.In the coming years, Microsoft has the opportunity to reach even more people and organizations around the world. Technology is still out of reach for many people, because it is complex or expensive, or they simply do not have access. So I hope you will think about what you can do to make the power of technology accessible to everyone, to connect people to each other, and make personal computing available everywhere even as the very notion of what a PC delivers makes its way into all devices.We have accomplished a lot together during our first 40 years and empowered countless businesses and people to realize their full potential. But what matters most now is what we do next. Thank you for helping make Microsoft a fantastic company now and for decades to come.Related: Microsoft Is Planning to Phase Out Internet Explorer Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 3 min readcenter_img April 4, 2015 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

first_img Register Now » Bill Gates didn’t become the world’s wealthiest person by chance. He co-founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen and helped build the company into the tech giant it is today, having developed powerhouse products like Windows and the Xbox.Today is Microsoft’s 40th anniversary. It’s quite a milestone. To commemorate the special day, Gates sent a note to Microsoft’s entire staff on Friday. It inevitably was leaked online. Related: How Microsoft Is Taking on Google on Its Home TurfIn the note, Gates looked to the company’s future under CEO Satya Nadella. “We are nearing the point where computers and robots will be able to see, move, and interact naturally, unlocking many new applications and empowering people even more,” he wrote.For Microsoft employees, the letter surely is inspirational. Here’s the copy from the letter via Venture Beat:Tomorrow is a special day: Microsoft’s 40th anniversary.Early on, Paul Allen and I set the goal of a computer on every desk and in every home. It was a bold idea and a lot of people thought we were out of our minds to imagine it was possible. It is amazing to think about how far computing has come since then, and we can all be proud of the role Microsoft played in that revolution.Today though, I am thinking much more about Microsoft’s future than its past. I believe computing will evolve faster in the next 10 years than it ever has before. We already live in a multi-platform world, and computing will become even more pervasive. We are nearing the point where computers and robots will be able to see, move, and interact naturally, unlocking many new applications and empowering people even more.Under Satya’s leadership, Microsoft is better positioned than ever to lead these advances. We have the resources and drive to solve tough problems. We are engaged in every facet of modern computing and have the deepest commitment to research in the industry. In my role as technical advisor to Satya, I get to join product reviews and am impressed by the vision and talent I see. The result is evident in products like Cortana, Skype Translator, and HoloLens — and those are just a few of the many innovations that are on the way.In the coming years, Microsoft has the opportunity to reach even more people and organizations around the world. Technology is still out of reach for many people, because it is complex or expensive, or they simply do not have access. So I hope you will think about what you can do to make the power of technology accessible to everyone, to connect people to each other, and make personal computing available everywhere even as the very notion of what a PC delivers makes its way into all devices.We have accomplished a lot together during our first 40 years and empowered countless businesses and people to realize their full potential. But what matters most now is what we do next. Thank you for helping make Microsoft a fantastic company now and for decades to come.Related: Microsoft Is Planning to Phase Out Internet Explorer Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 3 min readcenter_img April 4, 2015 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

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