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Runner disqualified because she didn’t have waiver for hijab

first_imgNoor Abukaram disqualified from a cross country meet after failing to secure waiver to wear a hijab. Photo from Zobaida S Falah/FacebookTOLEDO, Ohio — The association that oversees high school sports in Ohio said Thursday that it’s considering changing its rules after a high school runner was disqualified from a cross country meet because she didn’t have a waiver allowing her to wear a hijab.Noor Abukaram said she felt humiliated after being disqualified last weekend following a race in which she posted her best time for the season.ADVERTISEMENT “My heart dropped, I felt like something horrible had happened,” she told WTOL-TV. “I think I was mostly embarrassed.”Her coach at Sylvania Northview High School told The Blade newspaper he made a mistake by not getting the waiver, but he didn’t think it was needed because no one had raised the issue at her previous 10 races this year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceAbukaram, 16, said she was not upset with her coach, only the rule.The Ohio High School Athletic Association’s rulebook doesn’t specifically mention hijabs but does ban most head coverings and caps. It also says anyone requiring an exception because of religious or other reasons must get a waiver. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Abukaram, meanwhile, obtained a waiver this week and will be able to run in the state regional meet this weekend.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! This jewelry designer is also an architect Tiger Woods shrugs off shaky start to lead in Japan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical View commentscenter_img Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Becoming his own man Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ LATEST STORIES The athletic association previously discussed dropping the waiver requirement for religious headwear, but the disqualification has now brought the issue to the forefront, said Tim Stried, a spokesman for the organization.Any change to the rule likely would be in place by next season, he said.Association officials have issued several waivers this fall and have never turned down such a request, Stried said. He also acknowledged that the rule isn’t always fully enforced, including when it comes to wearing caps in cold weather.Similar issues have come up in other states in recent years.The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association voted last year to drop its waiver requirement after a high school basketball player in Philadelphia was forced to leave a game because she was wearing a hijab.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Nico Rosberg wins Japanese Grand Prix to widen lead over Lewis Hamilton

first_imgMercedes driver Nico Rosberg capitalised on a slow start by team-mate Lewis Hamilton to win the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday and widen his lead in the Formula One drivers’ championship.Rosberg, who started from pole position, controlled the race throughout and finished 4.9 seconds ahead of Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, who held off Hamilton in close racing over the final few laps.With four races remaining Rosberg holds a 33-point lead over Hamilton.Hamilton, who started second, made another of the poor starts which has been among Mercedes few weak points this season, and dropped back to eighth on the opening lap.The result clinched the constructors’ championship for Mercedes for the third year running.last_img

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I watched Dangal: Chinese President Xi tells Modi

first_imgBy Manash Pratim BhuyanAstana, Jun 9 (PTI) Chinese President Xi Jinping today told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he watched Aamir Khan- starrer sports drama Bollywood film Dangal and liked it.Dangal, which was released in China on May 5, has broken several records in the Chinese movie industry and raked up over Rs 1,100 crore.It became only the 33rd film in China to cross a whopping collection of one billion yuan (USD 147 million). It continues to play in over 7,000 screens across China.Xi said Dangal is doing well in China and he himself watched it, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said after the talks between the two leaders on the sidelines of the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), where India and Pakistan today became full members of the grouping.Dangal has also become the first top-grossing non- Hollywood film in China.The film is inspired by the real-life story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who went against a patriarchal society to train his daughters to become champion wrestlers.Aamir Khan had recently said he hoped the film would be loved in China but never dreamt of such a spectacular success.”I always believe that language is not a barrier when it comes to creative endeavours and its success in China has proved that,” Aamir had said.Jaishankar said both Modi and Xi also deliberated on enhancing cultural cooperation between the two countries. Xi also talked about upcoming Yoga Day celebrations in China. PTI MPB CPS AKJ CPSlast_img read more

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Here’s a rounds up of the fashion hits and misses of the week

first_imgFINE FLAIR:Chic and simple does the trick for Neha Dhupia who was recently spotted in this military collar anarkali ensemble by Shantanu & Nikhil. The delicate embroidery on the edges of the garment are wonderfully balanced with the gold buttons in front. Dhupia wears it well with hair tied back in a knot, sporting a middle parting and wisps on the side. Additionally, the light smokey eyes, deep maroon nails, and nude lipstick fall well within the colour palette of the dress. As for accessories, the plain black knot clutch from Bottega Veneta and a statement ring complete the look well.Photo : Mail TodayQUIRK CALLING:How adorable does Taapsee Pannu look in these custom-made sari pants by Delhi-based brand Aapro Label. The printed ensemble has been paired well with a casual black t-shirt that boasts a smart peter pan collar and loose sleeves. A black sling bag, reflector mirror aviators and soft orange coloured lipper work.Photo : Mail Today Also Read: Sunny Leone’s short skirt belongs in the early 2000s, and it should stay therePARDON THE PINK:Ouch! While our eyes recover from this disaster on Deepika Padukone, take a lesson, dear readers, on what not to do when colour-blocking pink with red. Firstly, take a pick between making a statement with the fit or the colour -don’t try and mix a slouchy shirt and illfitted trousers with contrasting hues. Secondly, temper down the shade of the shoes from a shiny silver to beige, like the designer Prabal Gurung had originally intended on the runway. Lastly, remember to smarten-up the look with accessories in solid hues like black, white or oxblood red to ensure you don’t look like you’re trying too hard.advertisementPhoto : Mail Today HAPPY AND HOW:Yellow continues to be the season’s favourite, and when it features botanical embroidery, it turns into a double-winner. Shraddha Kapoor looks elegant in this dress from Grassroot by Anita Dongre, with its autumn-perfect tan coloured belt. Take inspiration from her look by pairing a full-sleeve mustardhued dress or cardigan with a scarf or blazer with a flora and fauna print. Coordinate the ensemble with accessories in brown, black or muted hues like pastel pink, purple or cream. Skip on wearing silver shoes like Kapoor has, but take a cue from her fresh face and deceptively basic makeup.Photo : Mail TodayAlso Read: Kareena Kapoor in this smokin’ hot gown is reliving her Don 2 daysPITCH BLACK:A plain black dress needs hints of drama to elevate it, and Ileana D’Cruz does well in this design by Anamika Khanna. The one-shoulder dress features a ruffled flower on the front, and an embroidered belt that lends it a formal air. The fitted jacket with tassel hanging from the cuff is perfect for chilly nights, and her straight centre-parted hair keeps the overall style on-trend. Golden stud earrings look dressy without taking attention away from the creation, as do the metallic Christian Louboutin heels.Photo : Mail Todaylast_img read more

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ROLLOVER ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF YANKTON MAN

first_imgA YANKTON, SOUTH DAKOTA RESIDENT HAS DIED AND ANOTHER CRITICALLY INJURED FOLLOWING A ONE VEHICLE CRASH IN CEDAR COUNTY NEBRASKA MONDAY AFTERNOON.THE CEDAR COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS 26-YEAR-OLD KEANNAN  SIMPSON APPARENTLY LOST CONTROL OF THE S-U-V HE WAS DRIVING ON A COUNTY ROAD, ENTERED A DITCH AND ROLLED SEVERAL TIMES.SIMPSON WAS EJECTED FROM THE VEHICLE AND LATER DIED FROM HIS INJURIES AT A YANKTON HOSPITAL.HIS PASSENGER, 25-YEAR-OLD MIKAYLA WAGGONER, WAS ALSO EJECTED AND IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT A SIOUX FALLS HOSPITAL.NEITHER PERSON WAS WEARING A SEATBELT.THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.last_img

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ISL: Bengaluru FC beat NorthEast 3-0 in 2nd leg to reach second consecutive final

first_img India Today Web Desk BengaluruMarch 11, 2019UPDATED: March 11, 2019 22:34 IST ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC’s second leg-win over NorthEast United took them to the final. (ISL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBengaluru FC finished as runners-up of last season’s ISLBengaluru FC lost the 1st leg but beat NorthEast United in the second to reach the finalNorthEast United had scored two goals at home but failed to score any in BengaluruBengaluru FC made it to the final of the Indian Super League for the second season in a row after they defeated NorthEast United FC at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Monday. Bengaluru FC beat NorthEast United FC 3-0 in the second leg to make it to the final 3-2 on aggregate.Bengaluru FC had lost the first leg in Guwahati 2-1 but they roared in front of a massive home support on Monday to win the match and get to the final stage of the competition.Miku (72′), Dimas Delgado (87′) and Sunil Chhetri (90+2′) scored for Bengaluru to take them to victory.Earlier, Bengaluru FC had finished on top of the table after the league stage of the competition.Bengaluru FC had finished as the runners-up of the ISL last season after they lost to Chennaiyin FC in the final at home.After a dominant first few minutes by Bengaluru, it were NorthEast who threatened first against the run of play. Federico Gallego nicked the ball off Dimas’s feet and charged at the Bengaluru defence. The Uruguayan fed Juan Mascia into the box who, with just Gurpreet Singh to beat, shot straight at the goalkeeper from a narrow angle. With NorthEast posing a threat from counter-attacks, Miku missed two glorious chances to score in the space of two minutes. In the 23rd minute, Nishu Kumar delivered a delightful cross into the centre of the box from the left flank but Miku headed it over the bar. Two minutes later, Udanta Singh was released down the right flank and the winger’s cut-back from the byline was sent wide from close-range by the Venezuelan striker. Miku nearly made amends for his misses with a terrific solo run after the half an hour mark. The striker shimmied past multiple NorthEast players on his way into the box, but sent a weak effort straight into the gloves of Pawan Kumar. The visitors rang the alarm bell again before the break as Mascia’s thunderous strike from outside the box swerved towards goal but Gurpreet kept his eyes on the ball to make a good save.advertisementBengaluru got off the blocks quickly after the restart and put pressure on NorthEast United defence but brilliant saves from Pawan Kumar kept NorthEast in the game. As Bengaluru chased a goal, NorthEast were pushed further back into their own half as the second half wore on. A cross from the right flank by Xisco Hernandez was flicked into the path of Juanan by Harmanjot Khabra but the defender blasted the ball over the bar from close-range. Bengaluru finally found the net in the 72nd minute when Khabra found Xisco on the right flank. The Spaniard passed to Udanta who whipped a brilliant cross into the box for Miku who guided the ball into the net with a faint left-footed finish and broke NorthEast United hearts.NorthEast desperately sought an equaliser and were caught out on the break by Udanta in the 87th minute. He charged into space from his own half and attempted a chip that ricocheted off the post into the path of an onrushing Dimas who slotted home.A desperate NorthEast were punished again in added time. Chhetri played a one-two with Udanta and dribbled into the box. With just Pawan Kumar to beat, the Indian international skipped past the goalkeeper and caressed the ball into the net to spark jubilant scenes in Bengaluru.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Bengaluru FCFollow NorthEast United FCFollow ISL 2018-19Follow Indian Super LeagueFollow MikuFollow Dimas DelgadoFollow Sunil Chhetri Next ISL: Bengaluru FC beat NorthEast 3-0 in 2nd leg to reach second consecutive finalIndian Super League: Bengaluru FC scored three goals against NorthEast United FC in the second leg of the semi-final at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru to advance to the final 4-2 on aggregate.advertisementlast_img read more

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CIBC says US auto tariffs could cut GDP by a per cent

first_imgTORONTO – CIBC Capital Markets says U.S. tariffs on auto imports could shave a per cent of Canada’s economy and send Ontario into a mild recession.A research report by the bank says that a 25 per cent U.S. tariff on all foreign imports could cut Canadian auto production by more than 400,000 units a year, while tariffs on only Canadian imports would lead U.S. buyers to find other imports and cut production in Canada by almost 900,000 vehicles.Adding in a potential 10 per cent U.S. tariff on parts, and the fewer foreign inputs that would be required, CIBC estimates the widespread tariffs would result in a 0.5 per cent drag on Canada’s GDP, while tariffs that single out Canada would cut the GDP by a full per cent.CIBC, however, says the most likely scenario is widespread tariffs with a temporary exemption for Canadian producers because of pressure from major U.S. auto producers with cross-border operations.But CIBC Capital Markets chief economist Avery Shenfeld says even a temporary exemption would be a “sword of Damocles” that would pressure auto makers to shift more production to the U.S., pressure allies into a more U.S.-tilted trade deal, and demonstrate a toughness on trade to his voting base.He says the impact of tariffs and reduced auto production on the Canadian economy would be tempered by a resulting much lower loonie, and a lower path for interest rates.last_img read more

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Rahul a boxing fan liked to watch Vijender

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Congress decision to nominate star boxer Vijender Singh for the prestigious South Delhi constituency has come as a surprise to many but former chief national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu has not been taken aback at the development.The longest serving national coach in Indian boxing history, Sandhu was in charge when Vijender bagged the historic bronze medal in the middleweight categary at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Sandhu feels that Congress President Rahul Gandhi always admired and appreciated Vijnder’s skills inside the ring. “Gandhi is a boxing fan and liked to watch Vijender in action,” Sandhu said on Wednesday. “I remember, during the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Gandhi would sometimes come to the Talkatora Indoor Stadium unannounced to watch Vijender’s bouts. “Later, he would come to encourage our team members, speak to Vijender and leave. I found him to be a genuine boxing lover,” said the former coach. In 2015, Vijender turned a professional boxer under the WBO banner and has performed excellently since then — winning 10 bouts in a row. On July 16, 2016, Vijender took on Kerry Hope of Australia at Delhi’s Thyagaraj Sports Complex and Rahul Gandhi was present to watch the keenly fought bout. “As far I know, Vijender was in close contact with Gandhi. He would sometimes go and meet the Congress leader. But I don’t know whether that resulted in Vijender getting the party ticket in this election,” Sandhu said. Having two WBO titles, Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Oriental Super Middleweight, under his belt, Vijender now takes on BJP’s sitting parliamentarian Ramesh Bidhuri and Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha in the political arena. Back in 2017, during an event organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce in Delhi, Vijender and Rahul Gandhi were engaged in an interesting conversation. Vijender, who was in the audience, had some questions for the Gandhi scion, and Gandhi had some interesting responses. To begin with, the professional boxer asked him that while a lot of politicians were seen inaugurating sport events, they are rarely seen playing any sport. Gandhi replied that he practised Aikido, which is a modern Japanese martial art, and also swims regularly. Vijender then suggested that Gandhi post videos of his sporting activities to inspire the youth. What was more interesting though was the second question which also won applause from the audience. The boxer wanted to know if Gandhi would tie the knot anytime soon or only after he became Prime Minister. The Congress leader almost ducked that, passing it on to “destiny and it will happen when the time is right…”, giving the audience something to laugh about. Vijender pressed and said: “Everybody is waiting for it. It will be quite something if you become Prime Minister and then marry.”last_img read more

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Lightning kills four elephants including two calves

“Villagers from neighboring areas alerted the authorities and we carried out autopsies,” wildlife veterinary surgeon Chandana Jayasinghe said. “The deaths were caused by lightning.” Local villagers in Mahavilachchiya, 250 kilometers (156 miles) north of Colombo, had reported heavy rains accompanied by thunder and lightning in the shrub jungle area on Friday when the elephants were thought to have been struck. Four elephants, including two calves, were killed by lightning in the northe in one of the worst wildlife tragedies to hit the country in years, the AFP news agency quoted officials as saying.A female elephant, aged about 25 years, and two of her calves, aged 10 months and two years, and an 8-year-old female were found dead today just outside the Wilpattu wildlife sanctuary, an official said. It was the worst natural disaster involving elephants since February 2011 when four baby elephants drowned in a major flood in the north-east of the country.Elephants are venerated in the mainly Buddhist country and they are a highly protected species. Elephant deaths must be investigated and death certificates issued before disposing of the carcasses. Despite tough conservation laws and the elephant’s association with Buddhism, nearly 200 jumbos are killed each year by villagers after accidentally straying onto farmland, while the animals themselves kill about 50 people each year.Sri Lanka’s elephant population has reduced to just over 7,000, according to a census five years ago, down from a population of over 12,000 at the start of the 20th century. read more

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Warning of looming catastrophe Annan urges Security Council to authorize new force

In a strongly worded letter to the President of the 15-member body, Mr. Annan says to prevent a major tragedy the intervention should be led by a Member State and authorized under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, which permits the use of force. “The consequences of allowing the situation to spiral out of control are too terrible to contemplate,” he says, calling attention to the danger posed not only to Liberia, but also other West African States, particularly neighbouring Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire. The Secretary-General also calls on the Liberian parties to immediately and unconditionally respect the ceasefire they signed in Accra on 17 June, allow for the immediate resumption of international humanitarian assistance, and resume comprehensive peace talks. All States were urged to “desist from any action that might be construed as supporting or otherwise encouraging the continuation of the armed conflict.” Earlier this month, following Mr. Annan’s recommendation, the Council endorsed a UN role in support of the implementation of the ceasefire. Today he emphasized that “the time has now come for the Security Council to take action to give practical effect to that commitment, in the light of the most recent grave deterioration in the situation.” Mr. Annan also voices deep concern over recent flagrant violations of the ceasefire. “There are reports that several hundred innocent civilians have been killed in fighting in and around Monrovia, and of wanton destruction of property and widespread looting,” he writes, noting that approximately one-third of the country’s population – some 1 million people – are seeking refuge in the already overcrowded capital, Monrovia. At the same time, virtually all international relief operations have ceased in most parts of the country. “The combination of cholera outbreaks and food shortages in an environment of ongoing violence, disruption of life-saving services, and cessation of humanitarian aid threatens to produce a major humanitarian catastrophe,” Mr. Annan warns, adding that the scale of the crisis could exceed that of the recent one in Bunia in the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo. The Secretary-General is appealing to leaders in the region to press for the strict observance of the ceasefire and to intensify the quest for a comprehensive political arrangement “which would be fully consistent with the relevant provisions of the ceasefire agreement signed in Accra on 17 June 2003, including in relation to President [Charles] Taylor,” according to the letter. [That accord calls for the formation of a transitional government, which will not include President Taylor, in accordance with his 4 June declaration at the opening of the Accra talks. In his address, the Liberian leader offered to “remove himself from the process that would continue to perpetuate this crisis?(as) it has become apparent that some people believe that President Taylor is the problem.”] While acknowledging the “commendable efforts” of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Mr. Annan warns that “broader international action is urgently needed to reverse Liberia’s drift towards total disintegration.” “Our collective interest and our common humanity demand urgent and decisive action from the Security Council,” the Secretary-General states. “We cannot be oblivious to the warning signs of an imminent possible catastrophe.” read more

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Housing starts cool in Calgary

by Cindy White Posted May 25, 2015 1:54 pm MDT Housing starts cool in Calgary Summary Average home prices to drop 2.7 percent in Calgary AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Expect home construction to slow further in Calgary this year and into next.Canada Mortgage and Housing has released its spring outlook, and is predicting home starts will drop to 13,200 this year and 11,500 in 2016.CMHC analyst Richard Cho tells 660News, slower employment growth and less migration from other parts of the country is pushing demand down.“On top of that, we’re also expecting to see more supply in the resale market, giving buyers more choice,” he said. “As well, there’s an expectation that new home inventories will rise, holding back production in 2015;”Prices are forecast to fall 2.7 percent this year to an average of $448,000 but Cho says they should start to inch up again in 2016, to an average to $253,000.The CMHC is also predicting a record number of more than 10,000 condo units started last year will flood the market, and construction in the sector is expected to fall off to just 6,000 by next year. read more

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UN agencies launch new tool to help displaced populations manage fuel needs

The handbook, Assessing woodfuel supply and demand in displacement settings, prepared jointly by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and launched yesterday, offers new tools and methodologies that can be used to tackle issues such as access to fuel, environmental damage and conflicts with local communities. “Growing numbers of refugees and displaced people often puts pressure on forests due to rising demand for biomass fuel,” said FAO in a news release. “Left unmanaged, this increased competition for natural resources can lead to conflicts with local populations,” the agency added. According to UNHCR, at the end of 2015, over 65 million people worldwide were displaced and many were living in refugee camps or improvised settlements. Cooking fuel therefore has become one of the most critical resources as both the displaced and the communities that host them depend on it for their food security and nutritional needs. Lack of this resource manifests in different kinds of problems: people spending their wages or selling off food rations to buy fuel; undercooking or skipping meals; and respiratory illness due use of open flames or inefficient cooking techniques. Refugee women, in particular, face a risk of violence and fear for their safety when collecting fuelwood. Additionally, overexploitation of forest resources for fuel purposes can lead to forest degradation or deforestation in areas surrounding the camps, further compounding the problem. The handbook contains a methodology that humanitarian workers and camp managers can use to tackle such issues. The agency added that the approach will help mitigate the impact of displaced people on forest resources. It outlines a step by step process that includes assessment of energy needs, analysis of local fuelwood sources, and use of geographic information system and remote sensing data to map the distribution and changes over time of woody biomass resources. The methodology relies on field inventory data and high-resolution satellite images as well as relevant technical and socio-economic data, permitting an in-depth assessment of woodfuel supply and demand dynamics.Field tested methodology One of the places this methodology was field-tested was the Shimelba camp in Ethiopia. Established in 2004, the camp now hosts 6,000 people with very limited access to natural resources. Due to the scarce availability of fuelwood, residents had to walk long distances, sometimes up to nine hours, to gather fuelwood. The local population was reportedly unhappy, and refugee women, in particular, expressed concern for their safety during wood collection. According to the authors of the handbook, the information collected through the application of the methodology enabled camp managers and other field-based actors to take better informed decisions. The collected data can be used to monitor fuel consumption and evaluate trends, support decisions to boost afforestation and reforestation activities or to introduce changes to how fuel is sourced or used – for example with the introduction of alternative fuel and more efficient cooking technologies. The handbook also notes that fuelwood can be supplied through a variety of tree and forest systems, such as mixed forest plantations, or through integrated food energy systems that produce both food and energy, such as agro-forestry or multiple cropping systems. read more

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MG seeks engineers to meet growing international demand

MG has announced that it urgently needs high-calibre engineers and designers to work on the next generation of its cars.Vacancies at the MG Birmingham site include specialists in body engineering, engines, transmissions, vehicle integration and design. A regional recruitment event took place on Tuesday, 3 July at Dunston Hall in Norwich.SAIC Motor’s UK Technical Centre, based at MG Birmingham, needs to recruit professional engineers and designers due to growing international demand for the MG brand. New MG cars, such as the MG6 models, now sell in dozens of countries.“Modern MGs are designed and engineered in Birmingham and sold in an ever increasing number of markets throughout the world,” said David Lindley, Managing Director SMTC UK.“As well as the UK and China, MG has recently expanded into markets such as Egypt, Uruguay and New Zealand. This is a huge success story for British designers and engineers and, we have a fantastic range of future products to work on.“But the rate of growth has increased pressure on us and we now need to recruit more top class people. We are looking for bright, professional automotive specialists who have the enthusiasm and drive to help us push the MG and Roewe brands even further ahead.”SAIC Motor is the eighth largest automotive company in the world and includes both MG and Roewe, a brand sold exclusively in China, in its portfolio.Further details can be found at saicmotor.co.uk or contact hrdept@saicmotor.co.ukClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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DRDGOLD gears up for Far West Gold Recoveries commissioning

first_imgDRDGOLD says commissioning of the Far West Gold Recoveries project, previously the West Rand Tailings Retreatment project, is set to start on December 6.Commissioning of the South Africa project will begin with the pumping of reclaimed tailings into the carbon-in-leach circuit. This comes just four months into the construction of Phase 1.Far West Gold Recoveries was acquired from Sibanye Gold, trading as Sibanye-Stillwater, at the end of July. Stage 1 of the project involves upgrading of the Driefontein 2 plant to treat material from the Driefontein 5 dam.DRDGOLD CEO Niël Pretorius said: “The project is on track to achieve full production of 500,000 t/mth from Phase 1 in the first quarter of 2019.”As part of early-stage commissioning, a face has been established at the Driefontein 5 tailings dam reclamation site, from which pumping of reclaimed tailings through a new 2 km pipeline to the Driefontein 2 plant is set to begin. A parallel pipeline to return water from the plant to the reclamation site has been completed, DRD said.Work to upgrade the plant’s retreatment capacity is well advanced, with carbon loading – also part of the overall commissioning process – set to begin immediately.An 8 km pipeline to transport retreated tailings from the plant for cyclone deposition on the Driefontein 4 tailings dam and a parallel return water pipeline from the deposition site to the plant have also been completed.Phase 2 of the project, which involves consolidation of what remains of Phase 1 material and the remaining tonnes of material acquired, envisages a monthly production rate of 1.2 Mt and is planned to be enacted within 24 months after the start of Phase 1 production.Key features of Phase 2, feasibility of which will be tested over the next two years, are the construction of a large, centralised plant and an ultra-high volume deposition facility.The acquisition of the project saw DRDGold increase its gold reserves by 92% to 5.75 Moz.last_img read more

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The 9 at 9 Monday

first_imgEVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.1.#BELFAST: A security alert is underway in Belfast after an explosion of a hijacked car in the city centre. Roads around the Victoria Street area have been closed off after reports that a car had exploded.2.#HSE: The Health Service Executive will today present their service plan to the Minister for Health. The plan will outline how the executive proposes to implement cuts and savings totalling €666 million.3.#SLAVERY: New details have emerged about the lives of the women held captive at a flat in London. A number of papers today carry information of a letter reportedly sent by the youngest of the three to a neighbour. The two suspects have been linked to 13 properties in London.4.#INVESTMENT: The percentage of foreign direct investment (FDI) to areas outside Ireland’s two biggest urban centres – Cork and Dublin – has fallen for the last three years. The decline has led to a target of 50 per cent of FDI to be around the country to be dropped from the Action Plan for Jobs.5.#PHILLIPINES: Irish officials will fly out to the Philippines this week to assess Ireland’s aid strategy in the country in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. The experts from the Defence Forces and Department of Foreign Affairs will meet with various government agencies and NGOs in Manila.6.#ROAD DEATH: A 74-year-old woman was killed on a Longford road last night. The woman was struck by a car as she crossed the road at Lisnagrish near Edgeworthstown.7.#SEIZURES: The number of alcohol confiscations in public places has dropped, it has been revealed. Last year there were 354 seizures of alcohol in public areas, down from 480 last year.8.#IRAN: An interim deal that will see Iran rein in its nuclear programme has received warm welcomes around the world, except from Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it an “historic mistake”.9.#TAX: The European Commission will publish proposals that will close more corporate tax loopholes. The plan will amend a directive that sees many companies in Europe paying no tax.last_img read more

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Vers un plafonnement de lactivité des hôpitaux français

first_imgVers un plafonnement de l’activité des hôpitaux français ?La direction générale de l’offre de soins (DGOS) propose le plafonnement de l’activité des hôpitaux français concernant certaines interventions et cela afin de réduire la différence de réalisation de certains actes entre les établissements.En fonction des différentes régions françaises, il apparait que certains hôpitaux réalisent beaucoup d’actes chirurgicaux spécifiques, tandis que d’autres établissements n’en pratiquent aucun ou très peu. Pour réduire ces différences de fréquence pour certaines interventions, la DGOS du ministère de la Santé propose la mise en place d’un quota d’activité qui serait sanctionné en cas de dépassement, explique Le Figaro. Cette proposition a été baptisée “Objectifs quantifiés de l’offre de soins” et a pour but de faire face à “l’évolution très dynamique des volumes hospitaliers” depuis 3 ans, qui est plus importante que prévue.Ainsi, la DGOS propose qu’un contrat soit établi entre l’Etat et chaque Agence régionale de santé, cette dernière déclinant alors ses principaux objectifs en fonctions des établissements hospitaliers. Le “volume de séjours par activité et la part de prise en charge ambulatoire” et le “volume de séjours et d’actes pour certaines prises en charge ciblées (comme l’endoscopie ou l’appendicectomie)” devraient notamment être plafonnés, précise le quotidien national. De son côté, la Fédération hospitalière de France s’est déjà opposée au projet, mettant en avant que le budget de chaque hôpital augmente en fonction de son activité et que cela pourrait pousser certains patients à se tourner davantage vers le secteur privé.Le 25 janvier 2011 à 18:09 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game is Film TieIn Worthy of Your

first_imgStay on target This Life-Sized Captain Marvel Model Is Built From 17,000 Lego Bricks’The Lego Movie 2′ Trailer is Here and It’s an Intergalactic Dream We don’t see as many movie tie-in games like we used to back in the day. These sort of titles have a certain stigma surrounding them — usually, because most turn out to be, well… crap. However, LEGO games have a tendency of being enjoyable most of the time. Because of that, the upcoming The LEGO NINJAGo Movie Video Game from TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment should actually make for a pretty fun and worthwhile movie tie-in title.The LEGO NINJAGo Movie Video Game will have eight levels that are featured in The LEGO NINJAGO Movie. Users can play as several young heroes who must stop the fiendish Lord Garmadon and his Shark Army from taking over their home island. They can achieve their ultimate goal by using “Ninjagility.” This allows the characters to wall-run, high-jump, and fight the bad guys in true ninja fashion. You can see some of the ninja-tastic action in the trailer below.Every location in the game will have its own Challenge Dojo. Here, players will fight off increasingly powerful opponents. There will also be Battle Maps where players can fight against each other in four different game modes. This feature supports local split-screen for up to four players. Local co-op on a title like this seems like a no-brainer, so its great that it has been included.Even if you have absolutely no interest in seeing The LEGO NINJAGo Movie, this looks like a cool game to check out. As I said, typical movie tie-in title are usually junk, but seeing as how this is a LEGO game, it should be a safe purchase. LEGO is great, and Ninjas are awesome, so you can’t really go wrong with that combination.The LEGO NINJAGo Movie Video Game will be released on September 22 for the PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Expect the movie to also hit theaters on the same day.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Meeting for Vancouver Energy permit today at Clark College

first_imgToday’s meeting on a key permit for the controversial Vancouver Energy oil terminal is expected to draw testimony from opponents and supporters alike.The state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council is hosting the Notice of Construction Air Permit meeting for the terminal this afternoon.The public is invited to bring written or oral comments during the hearing from 1 to 9 p.m. at Clark College’s Gaiser Hall, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.Today is also the final day of public comment on the draft.Each speaker will be given two minutes. A court reporter will be available in a separate room for those who must leave before they have a chance to speak.Parking is free, but Clark College asks that drivers use the red parking lots. If the room is filled to capacity, latecomers will be asked to wait outside until people leave.Commonly called the clean-air permit, the notice of construction air permit is required when a business creates a new source of air pollution or modifies an existing source of pollution. The permit’s goal is to make sure the sources of air pollution are established in a way that conforms with state air-quality regulations.last_img read more

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Man suffering from psychosis goes missing in Miami Gardens

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – An adult has gone missing, police said, in Miami Gardens.According to Miami Gardens Police, 29-year-old Joe Etienne-Batista suffers from psychosis and has been missing since Monday. He left his residence at around noon wearing a green T-shirt, swim truck shorts with flower designs, green socks and blue Nike shoes.Etienne-Batista is a black male, standing 6 feet 3 inches, weighing about 319 pounds with a bald head and brown eyes.Police believe he may have been heading to the Aventura area.If you have any information on this man’s whereabouts, please contact Miami Gardens Police at 305-474-6473 or Detective Coleman at 305-474-1542.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more