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Morning Newswrap April 18

first_imgHandwara protests: Mobile internet services restored in KashmirMobile Internet service in parts of the Kashmir Valley was suspended last week in the wake of protests triggered by the death of four people over molestation of a girl allegedly by a soldier in Handwara.Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff loses crucial impeachment vote Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff lost a crucial impeachment vote in the lower house of Congress and appeared almost certain to be forced from office in a move that would end 13 years of leftist Workers’ Party rule.Sarbjit’s Salamat: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda and Richa Chadda’s song will leave you teary-eyed In the song, Randeep Hooda is seen remembering his old days when he was happy and was with his family. Randeep and Richa share a crackling chemistry in the song. Aishwarya is also seen recalling her good old days with her brother and in the present she is fighting for him.Dipa Karmakar becomes first Indian gymnast to qualify for Olympics Dipa Karmakar has made history by becoming the first ever Indian gymnast to qualify for the Olympics. In the final qualifier of the Olympic Test event in Rio de Janeiro, she put up an impressive show.last_img read more

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Rohit Sharma fails as Mumbai batsmen dominate New Zealand

first_imgRohit Sharma missed out on the opportunity to score runs on a flat deck but his Mumbai team-mates Kaustubh Pawar and Suryakumar Yadav slammed centuries to frustrate New Zealand on day two of the tour game at the Ferozshah Kotla.Rohit managed to retain his spot in the Test squad for the New Zealand series despite going through a lean patch with the bat. However, the right-handed batsman missed out on getting some quality practice after getting dismissed for 18.On a flat wicket, his Mumbai team-mates thrived including Pawar (100 off 228 balls), Yadav (103 off 86), Siddhesh Lad (86 not out off 62) and rookie Arman Jaffer (69 off 123). (Also read: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane receive Arjuna awards)Mumbai, resuming the innings at 29/1, went on to reach 431/5 at stumps on the penultimate day after New Zealand had posted 324/7 on the opening day. A total of 402 runs were scored in 90 overs at a run rate of 4.46.For the visitors, it was a tough day in the field with their bowlers toiling in the sun with little success. Not a lot was expected from the quicker bowlers on a flat deck but the effort from New Zealand’s spin trio of Ish Sodhi (2/132), Mitchell Santer (1/71) and Mark Craig (0/60) was also nothing noteworthy.The spinners were expected to make an impact even though the pitch continued to play true, without offering much turn. (Also read: Cheteshwar Pujara should play ahead of Rohit Sharma: Sourav Ganguly to India Today)Looking ahead to the Test series, the lone disappointment from the India’s point was the early fall of Rohit, who also featured in the Duleep Trophy final to gain some form. Walking into the middle after the fall of Jaffer, Rohit took 10 balls to get off the mark but he opened his account in style, a straight hit for a six on the bowling of leg-spinner Sodhi.advertisementHowever, that was the sole high point of his brief stay as another attempt to hit Sodhi out of the park saw him being stumped. For that brief period post lunch, Sodhi and left-arm spinner Santer were in the middle of a probing spell, leading to Rohit’s dismissal.But it was all Mumbai after that as Yadav joined Pawar at the crease. Yadav would have gone back without scoring had Sodhi not made mess of a regulation catch off his own bowling. That dropped catch proved costly for New Zealand. (Also read: Stuart Binny, Shardul Thakur dropped from India’s Test squad vs New Zealand)Whether it was the express pace of Trent Boult and Neil Wagner or the three spinners, it did not matter much to Yadav. Such was his dominance that he brought up his 50 as well as his 100 with a six.He ended up smashing eight sixes with a majority of them going over midwicket, to go with nine fours. He raced to his hundred post tea and was dismissed soon after.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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DSME Plunges 30% after Media Report on Huge Losses

first_imgzoom Shares in the South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) plummeted by the daily permissible limit of 30% on Wednesday, following a media report that the company had amassed around KRW 2 trillion (USD 1.8 billion) of losses that have not yet been booked, according to local media. Shares of one of the world’s largest shipbuilders traded at KRW 8,750 yesterday, the lowest in nearly seven years. DSME is expected to report huge losses in the second quarter of FY2015 due to a decline in orders amid a global economic slump.The shipbuilder is also expected to report losses arising from the construction of previously ordered, low-priced ships and offshore facilities, which reportedly have not been booked yet. Low oil prices have negatively affected the number of orders for drillships and offshore facilities, as international oil majors are shying away from new orders and cutting their capital expenditure.DSME has launched an internal investigation to look into the possible causes of the expected losses. The shipbuilder’s creditors, including  Korea Development Bank, are said to be considering significant restructuring moves, which include the possibility of the sale of the company’s assets.Back in May, DSME’s new CEO Jung Sung-leep announced massive restructuring to trim down losses, which include focusing on core business and disposing of underperforming subsidiaries. DSME identified its core business to be construction of merchant vessels, specialized vessels, and offshore vessels and facilities.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Mumps Cases Continue to Increase

first_img wash hands often or use hand sanitizer do not share drinking glasses or eating utensils cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve Public health officials are investigating 120 cases of mumps across Nova Scotia, as of today, April 20. The outbreak continues in the Halifax Regional Municipality with sporadic cases in several other areas. The majority of cases remain in the 20-25 age group. “The increase in numbers is expected, especially with doctors looking more closely for mumps and more people becoming informed about symptoms,” said Dr. Shelly Sarwal, medical officer of health. The most common symptoms of mumps include fever, head and muscle aches, and swollen and tender glands at the angle of the jaw. Public health officials continue to encourage people to see their family doctor if they have symptoms. Mumps is spread by contact such as coughing, sneezing, sharing drinks and kissing. The virus can be spread for about seven days before symptoms appear, and up to nine days after. Dr. Sarwal stressed the importance of not going to school, work, any public places or participating in social activities during this period. All physicians are legally required to report cases of mumps to the local public health office to ensure public health officials are aware of cases and can follow up to see who else may have been exposed or infected. To avoid spreading mumps, or any other disease: For more information on mumps, visit www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/mumps.html .last_img read more

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ExFN police chief gets jail for kickback scheme

first_imgAPTN National NewsA former First Nations police chief has been sent to jail for his involvement in a ‘kickback’ scheme.Glen Bannon, 57, was the chief of the Anishinabek Police Service for 10 years since it was founded in 1994.He was responsible for purchasing and selling police vehicles.Bannon would then direct police business to a car dealership in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.In return he received vehicles and electronics.Bannon will now spend one year in jail for breach of trust and accepting secret commissions.last_img

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UK light commercial vehicle market soars up by 410 in August

UK new van market up 41.0% in August, the strongest growth since April 2013.Medium and large van demand continues to drive growth, up by a third and almost half respectively.Year-to-date LCV market stays strong, up 11.3%, as buyers invest in latest, cleanest vehicles.SEE LCV REGISTRATIONS BY BRANDDOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE AND DATA TABLEThe UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market rose in August, up 41.0%, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The market has grown in every month of 2019, with 23,120 new vehicles registered in August for use on UK roads, as operators respond to regulatory changes and take advantage of some compelling deals on the latest models available in what is usually one of the year’s smallest months.The only segment to have experienced a decline is 4x4s, down -34.7% in August, with pickups, small, medium and large vans all experiencing double-digit growth. Demand for small vans, weighing less than 2.0 tonnes was up 52.5%, with medium vans, weighing 2.0-2.5 tonnes and large vans, weighing 2.5-3.5 tonnes close behind, up 33.1% and 46.8% respectively. In the year-to-date the market is up 11.3% to 245,400 units.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,Another month of growth for the new van market is welcome news for the automotive sector as it faces multiple challenges simultaneously. It is important to remember, however, that any percentage increase will be on a much smaller volume market in August given it is arguably the quietest month of the year. Buyers continue to take advantage of deals on the latest and cleanest commercial vehicles on the market and it is important the business environment remains strong.. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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AODA and human rights training deadline approaching

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Human Rights Training represents Brock University’s final training requirement for accessibility under the province’s law. It must be completed by all faculty and staff by the end of May.In 2010 when the Accessible Customer Service Standard was released, there came with it a requirement to train all staff on the issue of disability and access to goods and services. This was called the Accessible Service Tutorial and it has since been offered on the portal as a requirement for new employees.With the development of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) there came a second training requirement that deals with the application of Human Rights, the AODA and Human Rights training. In order to meet our legal responsibility, this particular training was launched in 2015 on the SAKAI learning management system so it could be delivered quickly but also so that the training can be updated when required with relevant and timely information. Brock University is now responsible for the delivery of both the Accessible Service Tutorial and the AODA and Human Rights training, as one does not replace the other.The main purpose for conducting training of this sort is to start a discussion about creating a culture shift from viewing disability issues as strictly an accommodation issue to a positive aspect of diversity.If you have any questions regarding the training or would like to talk about accessibility on campus contact Christopher Lytle, AODA Co-ordinator at 905-688-5550 x5454 or via email at clytle@brocku.ca read more

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63yearold slashes swimming pool in neighbour dispute over childrens noise and laughter

A photograph showing the damage to the side of Jason Little’s poolCredit:DorsetPolice/BNPS She said that the CCTV footage appeared to show Mr Gee carrying something heavy in his right hand as he approached the pool. In an apparent attempt to cover his tracks he then left a note in the Little’s porch, explaining how he had woken in the night to the sound of flowing water and found their garden flooded Mr Gee, who worked in the aviation industry for 25 years, pleaded not guilty to criminal damage, claiming that he had been woken up by his dog barking and had gone out to investigate when he noticed his garden was flooded.He claimed the pool was dilapidated and suggested it emptied after an old tear finally split.Finding Mr Gee guilty, district judge Stephen Nicholls said his evidence lacked consistency and logic.He said: “His account is not credible or believable and I am satisfied he entered the land and caused damage to the pool, causing water to escape.”Mr Gee, who has no previous convictions, was fined £500 and ordered to pay £650 prosecution costs and £250 compensation to Mr Little.Judge Nicholls also issued a restraining order banning Mr Gee from contacting the Littles for five years and from going onto the curtilage of their property.Speaking after the case Mr Little said: “He threatened my children and tried to tell them they were not allowed to use their own garden and said many times they were going to force us to leave. I’m just relieved the judge gave him a restraining order and he won’t be able to make nasty comments to my family anymore.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A photograph showing the damage to the side of Jason Little's pool Disputes between neighbours over noise are not uncommon, but a rift in one Dorset village was so bitter it culminated in a man sabotaging a children’s swimming pool after growing fed up with the excited cries and laughter coming over the garden fence.Stephen Gee, 63, crept into his neighbour’s garden and cut a hole in the metal wall of the pool, causing 4,000 litres of water to gush out.The retired engineer was only caught because his neighbour, a decorated army officer, had installed a covert camera in the garden, capturing Mr Gee’s night-time raid.Jason Little, who won the Military Cross for displaying inspirational leadership in battle in Afghanistan in 2008, returned home after a few days away with his wife Avril to find their pool empty and their garden flooded.A court heard yesterday that when Mr Little reviewed the video from his hidden CCTV camera, he saw his hooded neighbour tiptoeing up his garden path at 4.30am, past his herbaceous border and towards his pool.Mr Gee, a retired engineer, was seen disappearing behind the 10 metre long pool for 16 seconds before re-emerging and sneaking back to his house. Stephen Gee outside Poole Magistrates, Dorset Stephen Gee outside Poole Magistrates, DorsetCredit:LeeMcLean/BNPS Poole Magistrates Court heard how the attack in June 2016 was the culmination of a four year dispute between the two neighbours over the noise made when the Little’s two daughters, then aged eight and 10, used the pool.Although the oval swimming pool was already in place when Mr Little and his wife moved into their  large detached house in the village of Puxey in 2012 Mr Gee quickly took offence at their children using it.Mr Little, 46, told the court: “Whenever they used the swimming pool, they shouted over the fence at them and would play loud music and stare at them. Before we had CCTV things happened to the swimming pool that I couldn’t explain, so we had cameras installed to the rear of the property.”He said his children had not yet used the pool that summer, but that he had carried out maintenance so they could do so and that when he checked the pool before he left for the weekend the water level was full and there was no leak.PC Charlotte Goddard told the court that the wall of the pool looked as if it had been hit with something heavy and the cut was wider at one end, suggesting it had been struck with an axe blade or similar. read more

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Germans open new Olympic cycle – Heuberger invites 4 newcomers against Serbia

Two friendly matches in Schwerin and Rostock will be played between Germany and Serbia (22 and 23 September). German NT coach, Martin Heuberger invites four newcomers for that matches, which will be the final test before the official start of the EHF EURO 2014 Qualifications.GERMAN SQUAD:GOALKEEPERS:Silvio Heinevetter (Füchse Berlin, 77/- A-Länderspiele)Carsten Lichtlein (TBV Lemgo, 152/1)Martin Ziemer (TSV Hannover-Burgdorf, 8/-)Uwe Gensheimer (Rhein-Neckar Löwen, 75/273)Dominik Klein (THW Kiel, 149/283)Lars Kaufmann (SG Flensburg-Handewitt, 131/320)Stefan Kneer (SC Magdeburg, 21/29)Sven-Sören Christophersen (Füchse Berlin, 76/120)Michael Haaß (Frisch Auf Göppingen, 93/138)Steffen Weinhold (SG Flensburg-Handewitt, 27/46)Michael Müller (HSG Wetzlar, 51/113)Kai Häfner (HBW Balingen-Weilstetten, -/-)Markus Richwien (Füchse Berlin, 13/30)Tobias Reichmann (HSG Wetzlar, -/-)Patrick Wiencek (THW Kiel, 23/32)Oliver Roggisch (Rhein-Neckar Löwen,176/35)Felix Danner (MT Melsungen, -/-)Evgeni Pevnov (Füchse Berlin, -/-)photo: dhb.de German handballMartin HeubergerRostockSchwerin ← Previous Story F.C Barcelona Intersport win Catalonia Cup! Next Story → Vardar and Metalurg organised friendly match for “the end of the war” read more

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I wouldnt change one thing about my time at Munster It has

first_img By Ryan Bailey Share722 Tweet Email2 Mar 2nd 2019, 8:01 AM “I have had some of the lowest lows especially with the passing of Axel but far more of the highest highs. I take the lows as positives as it has made me a stronger person and put perspective on my life.” Ian Keatley walks down the Thomond Park tunnel. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOSWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS, the highs and lows, the peaks and troughs. Nobody needs to tell Ian Keatley about them. His career chart contains more than most. The dark days were unimaginably dark. People — Munster fans — used to come up to him after matches and ask if he had ever practised kicking. They’d tweet him, too. It was relentless. And then there was December 2015, when Keatley endured the hardest, loneliest walk of all as his exit from Thomond Park was met by a chorus of boos from a small section of the ground. Voicing frustrations at the team is one thing, but this was on another level. A deeply personal level. It would be the end of most players, most careers. Imagine, that feeling. That hurt. That hopelessness. Keatley’s journey through the good and bad during eight years at Munster has been well documented. 1,247 points in 180 appearances in red, he is second on the province’s all-time top points list and is third on the list of the Pro14′s all-time points scorers with 1,428. There was far more good than bad. Yet, for one reason or another, some felt the need to voice their displeasure. Their disapproval. The abuse affected him — on and off the pitch — more than many knew, those so-called supporters completely oblivious to the pain their words and actions were causing. But for all the lonely car journeys with only his thoughts for company, for all the sleepless nights, for all the tears and for all the agony it caused Keatley’s close family and friends, the out-half has used it all — the good and the bad — to shape his perspective on rugby and on life. All for the better.Last month, he packed up his stuff and vacated the Munster locker he had made his own for the last eight years for the last time. No regrets, no bitterness. Just a career’s worth of memories, of happy memories. He left Limerick with far more than he arrived with back in 2011. “I talked to Lisa [his partner] about leaving and you make your decision but when it’s announced and you’re getting the well-wishes, it really hits home,” Keatley tells The42.“I’m not going to play for Munster ever again. You face that reality. There were a few tears leaving. I’ve given a quarter of my life to Munster.“Before I arrived there, I didn’t have a partner or a kid and now I have a family leaving there. Although it’s sad leaving, I’m taking so much with me and it has impacted my life so much. It has made me a better person.”Rewind the clock 12 months and Keatley’s revival was turning out to be one of the stories of the season. Not only had he regained the Munster number 10 jersey, but he was playing with a renewed confidence and swagger. Like the player he has always been.  Keatley made 180 appearances for Munster. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOThere must have been few sweeter moments than December 2017 when, two years after he was greeted by ironic cheers as he made his way off against Leicester Tigers, Keatley produced an outstanding display of class and character against the same opposition to guide Munster to a big European win. A week later, he steered the province to another victory at Welford Road.Deep in the bowels of that iconic English rugby citadel, it was incredibly gratifying to hear a player who had been through the mill speak receive a hero’s welcome from the travelling Munster support. To respond and come back from all of that must have taken huge mental strength, and was a true measure of Keatley as a man and rugby player. “There has been a bit of media coverage about how the fans treated me that time but it is literally the 1%,” he continues. “I cannot speak highly of the other 99% of the people I’ve encountered in Munster and talking to them on the street, they are so genuinely friendly and so nice to me and my family.”Despite establishing himself as Johann van Graan’s first-choice out-half last season as Munster fell at the semi-final hurdle in both the Pro14 and Champions Cup, Keatley’s fortunes were to change dramatically over the course of the summer. From despair to redemption and back again. The arrival of Joey Carbery from Leinster saw him drop down the pecking order and it became clear quite quickly that Keatley was not going to see as much game-time this term than his 24 appearances in red during the 2017/18 campaign.Although training as hard as ever and enjoying the benefits of a more relaxed and confident approach, allowing him to rebound from errors or missed kicks if they happened, Keatley failed to start a game for Munster this season and was confined to just four appearances off the bench. He was out of Van Graan’s plans and behind Carbery, JJ Hanrahan, Bill Johnston and the fit-again Tyler Bleyendaal in the out-half department. “Yeah, extremely frustrating,” he admits. “Coming from last season where I started 17 games and played two Autumn internationals for Ireland. “To just four sub appearances, mentally it was very tough. You’re there trying to figure out what you’ve done wrong and it was tough. The last game I started for Munster was that semi-final [defeat to Racing] in France and obviously, it didn’t go the best that day for me or the team.“For that to be my last start, all you want to do is get back out on the pitch and prove you still have it. I even felt I did that with a few of my appearances off the bench. You’re training hard and when you’re not getting chances, you can see what’s going to happen and that’s why I had to take a bit of control.”As hard as that decision was, Keatley faced up to the reality of having to leave Munster to further his career. There were tears and conversations with his partner Lisa before they both agreed that moving on and seeking a new challenge was the best, and only, option. Four appearances off the bench this season led to frustration. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOOut of contract at Munster this summer, Keatley is honest enough to know the likelihood of having his terms extended by the province were extremely slim and he had to take control of the situation, particularly now that he has a young family to provide for.While initially signing a deal to join Italian club Benetton next season, Keatley was then handed the opportunity to seek game-time at London Irish on a short-term deal until the end of the current campaign. His exit from Munster was brought forward a couple of months and, suddenly, that was it. The end.“Rugby players are just like anyone else. We have our own families to look after, we have bills to pay, a lot of us have mortgages to pay. Sometimes people can forget we’re only trying to make a living and we know we only have 10 years.“You have to look after yourself a bit and the decision to leave Munster, I just saw an opportunity to get back out there and keep doing what I love. Because I don’t know what was going to happen with Munster, the way it was looking, I didn’t start one game this season.“Common sense comes into it, you’re probably not going to be offered a contract or if you are, it might be just a one year deal with less money. You have to weigh up these things and that’s what I did.“I looked at Treviso and a few of their games, even talking to their head coach [Kieran Crowley] and seeing the players they have. It turned out to be a no-brainer in terms of my own career, making sure my own family are looked after and that Dad has a job and can provide for the family.At the end of the day, obviously I love rugby, but I had to make sure my family are supported. That’s my number one priority.The reaction to Keatley’s departure reflected his popularity among the majority of the Munster support base as well as the wider Irish rugby community, and the impact he had made at the club having arrived from Connacht via Leinster and Belvedere College. “It was hard,” he continues. “But I knew it was the right move. I had to look at the bigger picture and then the reaction was overwhelming. I was blown away, so touched by the messages. “But that’s what kind of annoyed me as well. Maybe I had one or two bad games and sometimes I felt people remembered the bad games I played, rather than the good games I played. The reaction I got when I was leaving kind of showed me people did appreciate me when I was there and sometimes you can lose sight of that when you’re in the bubble and it’s all based on winning trophies.“That’s the frustrating part of it. We always tend to focus on the negatives when they’re only actually a small percent of it. There are so many good things and that’s what I want to take from leaving Munster. Keatley celebrates his man-of-the-match performance against Leicester last season. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO“One or two games didn’t go the way I want, yes, but 95% of the time I was at Munster, I couldn’t have been happier. And that’s what I’m taking from it because there are so many bad things you can give out about. The good stuff always outweighs the bad stuff.”The birth of Keatley’s first child, Beth, in September 2017 changed his outlook and relationship with rugby. As did the untimely passing of Anthony Foley and the profound sense of loss felt by all at Munster Rugby at the time. A softened attitude, a sense of perspective, and at 31, experience had taught him how to deal with everything — both the good and bad — that was thrown at him. And so, even with having to leave his home and the club he loves, Keatley sees the good in the situation. Moving to London and then Treviso presents new, exciting opportunities for him and his family, both on and off the rugby pitch. Lisa and Beth have remained in Limerick for the time being and the Keatleys will then make the move over to Italy as a family later this year, but for now the seven-time capped Ireland international is focused on giving his all for London Irish.He made a try-scoring debut for the English club a fortnight ago but unfortunately his afternoon was cut short when sustaining a nasty bang to the head, but Keatley has recovered to start for Irish against London Scottish at the Madejski Stadium this afternoon.“I needed to play games,” he says. “I wanted to be prepared going over to Benetton and after weighing up the pros and cons, myself and Lisa agreed it was a good move. It is difficult because I’ve left my family for a month now. They have been over [to London] and I’m making an effort to get home to see them too but it’ll be a tough three months in that sense. “In fairness to Declan Kidney, he has helped me a lot with getting time off to get home without missing training and it’s great having Lisa and Beth visit London as there is so much to do here.”For now, Keatley’s sole focus is on helping his new club consolidate their position at the top of the Championship and get across the line to earn promotion back to the Premiership at the first time of asking. Former Leinster centre Brendan Macken also starts for the Exiles today while there are strong Irish links through director of rugby Kidney and head coach Les Kiss. “I’m completely out of my comfort zone as all I’ve known is the Irish system but it exactly what my career needed,” Keatley says ahead of today’s Championship clash. “I may only be here for three months but I want to make an impact, to make an impression.” Keatley says he will always cherish the European occasions at Thomond. Source: Gary Carr/INPHOAttention will then turn to a new chapter in Italy. Benetton are making huge strides under Kiwi Crowley and Keatley has been impressed by the club’s progress, while hearing good things from his London Irish team-mate, Luke McClean who has had two separate stints with Treviso. Keatley is under no illusions that he will arrive there and walk into the team given Tommaso Allan and Ian McKinley are already in competition for the 10 jersey, but he is relishing the challenge and the potential of a completely fresh start.He adds: “I wrote down the pros and cons of moving to Benetton after the option came up. The pros far outweighed the cons and as hard as it was to make that decision to actually leave Munster, it turned out to be a no-brainer really.“It’s an exciting time for Italian rugby and I can’t wait for the challenge. I’m actually taking Italian lessons at the moment which is fun. That’s all part of it. A new life for my family and it’s pretty exciting.”We can’t finish up without looking back on eight years at Munster and reflecting on some of the standout memories, as hard as that will be for a player who was such an integral part of the province for so long. There were too many highlights to go through here, but some remain more vivid in the mind than others. See Keatley’s match-winning drop-goal against Sale Sharks back in 2014, undoubtedly one of his best days in Munster red. Or simply those big European occasions at fortress Thomond. “I’ve never felt that rush of excitement before,” he smiles, looking back on a whirlwind experience.But as a team, winning a European match at Thomond Park. Jesus, it was just incredible. I know now it will be very hard to match that feeling ever again, when you have 26,000 people roaring at you. I’ll always cherish that and remember those days. They were special. “I had a few lows at Munster but, jeez, definitely the positives completely outweigh them. 95% of my time at Munster was very special and, do you know what? I wouldn’t change one thing about the whole experience as it has made me a better person.”Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: https://the42.ie/4518673 Subscribe Short URLcenter_img 41,320 Views Saturday 2 Mar 2019, 8:00 AM 41 Comments ‘I wouldn’t change one thing about my time at Munster. It has made me a better person’ In his first interview since ending his eight-year stay with Munster, Ian Keatley tells The42 why he had to make the difficult decision to leave Limerick. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Billionaire IrishAmerican to finally be confirmed as Trumps new man in Ireland

first_img By Rónán Duffy Billionaire Irish-American to finally be confirmed as Trump’s new man in Ireland Edward F Crawford is to be confirmed as the new US ambassador today. 40,238 Views Share118 Tweet Email2 Image: John Sullivan/WHK Radio Cleveland THE SENATE IS finally set to confirm a new United States ambassador to Ireland today.The position has been vacant for the entirety of the presidency of Donald Trump after the previous ambassadorship of Kevin O’Malley ended following Trump’s inauguration in January 2017.Billionaire businessman Edward F Crawford was only put forward by the Trump administration last September but he has not yet been confirmed.A confirmation hearing will now take place today by the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. 80-year old Crawford is the president and director of Park-Ohio Holdings, a global manufacturing and supply-chain management company that is listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange.His parents emigrated to the US from Cork and he still has family connections in the county.Crawford was named Person of the Year by the Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland in 2014, the first time ever that a person without Mayo roots was awarded the honour. Edward Francis Crawford is the billionaire president of Park-Ohio Holdings. Image: John Sullivan/WHK Radio Cleveland Apr 11th 2019, 7:31 AM center_img https://jrnl.ie/4586763 13 Comments Thursday 11 Apr 2019, 7:31 AM Edward Francis Crawford is the billionaire president of Park-Ohio Holdings. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URLlast_img read more

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Mediator le médicament est responsable de plus de 500 morts

first_imgMediator : le médicament est responsable de plus de 500 mortsLe remède contre le diabète a causé, en France, la mort de plus de 500 personnes et entraîné 3.500 hospitalisations entre 1976 et 2009, selon une étude de la Caisse nationale d’assurance maladie (Cnam), présentée hier.Une saisine de l’Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Afssaps) avait demandé aux médecins de la Cnam d’évaluer le nombre de décès et d’hospitalisations liés directement ou indirectement au Mediator. Il apparaît que ce médicament, indiqué chez les diabétiques en surcharge pondérale, est responsable de 500 à 1.000 décès en France.À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Ce médicament était incriminé pour ses effets secondaires graves. Préconisé contre le diabète, mais aussi utilisé comme coupe-faim par les personnes qui souhaitent perdre du poids, ce remède peut provoquer des maladies sévères atteignant les valves du coeur, ainsi que de l’hypertension artérielle.Ce sont des médecins du CHU de Brest qui ont tiré la sonnette d’alarme. Mediator a ensuite été retiré des pharmacies en novembre 2009. Le 16 novembre 2010 à 10:03 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Boson de Higgs les avancées du CERN enthousiasment les scientifiques

first_imgBoson de Higgs : les avancées du CERN enthousiasment les scientifiquesMercredi, les chercheurs du CERN ont présenté leurs résultats stupéfiants et attestant de la découverte d’un nouveau boson. Une nouvelle qui a créé un vent de joie parmi la communauté scientifique.Moins de 24 heures après l’officialisation de la découverte d’un nouveau boson par les équipes CMS et ATLAS du CERN, la communauté scientifique s’emballe. A sa tête, Peter Higgs, papa du boson portant son nom : “Je suis très surpris qu’on ait trouvé ça de mon vivant. Quand j’ai fait mon modèle, il y a plus de quarante ans, on ne savait pas du tout où chercher”.Interviewé par le quotidien suisse Le Matin, Aurelio Bay, du Laboratoire de Physique des Hautes Energies à l’Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) explique : “Comme on ne connaissait pas sa masse, on ne savait pas où le chercher. En plus, nous n’étions pas sûrs de nous ! Sa découverte est donc une victoire. Elle représente un véritable jalon dans l’histoire de la physique, un pivot autour duquel les chercheurs vont pouvoir angler leurs travaux. C’est un peu comme lorsque Newton a établi la loi universelle de la gravitation au 17e siècle”. Il ajoute également : “C’est aussi incroyable sur le plan humain, car plus de 10.000 chercheurs du monde entier ont ainsi montré qu’ils pouvaient unir leurs efforts pour parvenir à ce résultat”. Alice Bean, professeur de physique et d’astronomie à l’Université du Kansas qui a participé à l’élaboration de CMS, lui donne d’ailleurs raison : “L’un des aspects les plus grisants [a été] de travailler ensemble dans un grand groupe pour étudier des processus complexes”. La “particule de Dieu” ou quelque chose d’encore plus grand ?Anne-Isabelle Etienvre est physicienne au Commissariat à l’énergie atomique (CEA) et travaille sur ATLAS. Pour elle, il s’agit dans tous les cas “d’une avancée majeure pour la recherche fondamentale” qui pourrait marquer la fin d’un chapitre : “Si c’est [le] boson [de Higgs], c’est la fin d’une histoire. La découverte valide […] une fois pour toute le Modèle standard. Si, en revanche, c’est encore une autre particule, cela nous permet d’explorer des pistes nouvelles, de faire des recherches pendant des années”.Yves Sirois, l’un des porte-parole de l’expérience CMS, renchérit pour sa part : “C’est peut-être le boson de Higgs qu’on a trouvé, aujourd’hui on a peut-être compris comment la matière a pu s’organiser au début de l’univers, un millième de milliardième de seconde après le Big Bang [ou] c’est peut-être quelque chose de beaucoup plus grand qui ouvre la fenêtre d’une nouvelle théorie au-delà du Modèle standard”. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Aurelio Bay estime quant-à-lui que “La découverte pourrait ouvrir la voie à une nouvelle physique, notamment en ce qui concerne la matière noire ou l’énergie noire. Car la matière visible ne représente que 4% de l’énergie de tout l’univers”. “Il y a une conséquence philosophique à cette découverte”Pour Etienne Klein, directeur de recherche au CEA, interrogé par FRANCE 24 : “Il y a une conséquence philosophique [à cette découverte]”. D’ailleurs, la détection du boson intéresse aussi les grands philosophes contemporains. En effet, l’astrophysicien et philosophe Hubert Reeves estime que même si cette découverte “n’aura pas un impact sur toute la pensée humaine comme celle de Galilée”, “c’est un grand moment pour la physique”. Elle “ne modifiera vraisemblablement pas notre compréhension du monde” mais “elle confirme celle que nous avons déjà dans le cadre du comportement de la matière et c’est déjà beaucoup”.Pour le philosophe, historien des sciences et théologien Jacques Arnould, la découverte du boson “ajoute encore à deux sentiments sans cesse confortés et renouvelés au sein du grand public : l’étonnement et le vertige”. Il considère que, face à ce “vertige”, on peut “s’interroger avec fierté et responsabilité sur les raisons de notre singularité d’être humain, pensant, qui a une conscience de lui-même et cherche à savoir”. Jacques Arnould conclut également : “Nous ne sommes ni plus près, ni plus loin de Dieu qu’hier. Nous sommes dans une époque extraordinaire en terme de construction d’un savoir collectif sur ce qui nous constitue, dans lequel pour une fois on ne se fait pas la guerre”.Le 5 juillet 2012 à 14:49 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Hyundai Veloster N TCR race car blazes into Detroit

first_imgThe Hyundai Veloster N is an absolute blast to drive, but the version modified for series racing looks like it’ll be even wilder.Hyundai introduced its new Veloster N TCR race car at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. It’s meant to compete in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, which was renamed from the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge after the title sponsors swapped at the end of 2018. The Veloster N will race in the touring car (TCR) class, one of two classes in the series.Under the hood is a Hyundai Motorsport 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 gas engine. It’s good for 350 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque, which is 75 hp and 72 lb-ft more powerful than the road-legal Veloster N. Power heads to the front wheels through a six-speed sequential transmission and a mechanical differential. Enlarge ImageIt’ll look a little different when raced, since it’ll be littered with sponsor stickers and other liveries. Steven Pham/Roadshow The Veloster N TCN shares approximately 85 percent of its main components with the i30 N TCR touring car in Europe, including the engine. Both are manufactured in Germany, at Hyundai Motorsport’s headquarters. Hyundai wanted to make sure its race cars closely matched what was on offer at the dealer, and the Veloster N TCR fills in the market gaps where the i30 isn’t offered for sale, including the US.The exterior is properly bonkers, with some massive fender flares over each wheel, aggressive aerodynamics on the bumpers and a honkin’ wing out back, connected at the center of the liftgate. Inside, it’s decked out with competition seats, six-point harnesses with HANS compatibility and a configurable driver’s display. As expected, there’s a steel roll cage in there, too, since it wouldn’t be legal to race without one.The Hyundai Veloster N TCR will make its racing debut in a four-hour race at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 25. Groups who want to race these cars will have to plunk down 135,000 euro (about $155,000) for the honor. Teams running this car in the US will receive assistance and support (and, perhaps most importantly, tires) from Bryan Herta Autosport. Share your voice May 14 • History of the Toyota Supra, a Japanese sports car legend See All Detroit Auto Show 2019 • 0 Detroit Auto Show 2019 Hyundai Feb 4 • 2020 Kia Telluride: Detroit Auto Show debut turns Super Bowl ad star Hyundai Veloster N TCR is a fun way to spend 150 grand 75 Photos Feb 7 • Chevy’s full-scale Lego Silverado is plastic fantastic in Chicago 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Hatchbacks Performance Cars Car Culture 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Jan 22 • Our highlights of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show Detroit Auto Show: Check out all the big reveals right here.Hyundai Veloster N: The road car is pretty darn good. Tags More From Roadshow reading • Hyundai Veloster N TCR race car blazes into Detroit Post a comment Audi Honda Hyundailast_img read more

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Sullivan Leads Begich by 8000 votes

first_imgSullivan at Election Central. Photo by Ashley Snyder / APRN.Alaska appears to have followed the national trend and elected a Republican to the U.S. Senate. But Democratic Sen. Mark Begich isn’t conceding and it’s likely the race won’t be decided until next week.Download AudioRepublican Dan Sullivan was ahead by almost 4 percentage points at the end of election night. He thanked his volunteers and told them he wasn’t making a victory speech.“Door Knocking! Phone Calls! You guys made it happen!” Sullivan said, to loud cheers.Begich went home before midnight, saying he’s hopeful his massive outreach in rural Alaska will pay off. Jim Lottsfeldt ran a $10 million superPAC supporting Begich. He maintains the uncounted early and absentee votes will break their way.“Oh it’s not over,” Lottsfeldt said, echoing the senator’s words to supporters from a few minutes before. “Begich has never had a result that was good for him on election night. It always goes down to the wire. I think in about 10 days when all the votes are counted, we’ll see. “All precincts had reported by early this morning. More than 22,000 ballots remain uncounted, and more are arriving in the mail. But with Sullivan  ahead by more than 8,000 votes,  the uncounted ballots would have to favor Begich by a huge margin if he’s to stay in office.In a written statement before all the precincts reported, the Begich campaign said the Democrat would make a statement about the race after all the villages had reported “and when the number of outstanding absentee and questioned ballots is clear.”last_img read more

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Amazon announces Suki Waterhouse as brand ambassador

first_img Amazon has announced its partnership with model Suki Waterhouse and officially opened the Amazon Fashion Photography Studio in London on 23 July.Waterhouse posed in Amazon clothing during a photo session and attended a launch party for the venue in the evening of the same day.News about Amazons share prices overtaking Walmarts broke a day after the shoot.The revenues mean Amazon is now the worlds leading retail company,The companys vice president for fashion EU, Sergio Bucher, explained the choice of London for their fashion studio above other cities.London is clearly one of the fashion capitals of the world and we wanted to be at the heart of this city so we could access the best creative talent: photographers, models, stylists, he said.One of the hottest UK talents that the company is going to benefit from working with is one British model Suki Waterhouse, one of the worlds top models.We are also announcing the beginning of the partnership with Suki Waterhouse, the UK model and actress. We are actually going to be working with Suki over next few months as a brand ambassador for the Autumn/Winter season on Amazon, Bucher said. Closelast_img read more

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Boman Irani to play Farokh Engineer in Ranveer Singh starrer 83

first_imgVarinder Chawla/TwitterBoth the fraternity of Indian cricket fans as well as that of Bollywood lovers are keenly awaiting the arrival of the movie ’83 on the silver screen. This movie, based on Indian cricket team’s memorable triumph in the 1983 cricket World Cup, will have the current Bollywood heartthrob Ranveer Singh essaying the role of Indian cricket legend and captain of that victorious team, Kapil Dev.The cast to play the entire Indian team has been finalised and the actors have appeared together on various occasions. But now, a new name has joined the group and he is bound to make the prospect of the movie even more appealing to the fans. According to movie critic Taran Adarsh, Boman Irani, known for playing memorable roles in movies such as ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ and ‘3 Idiots,’ would play the flamboyant former Indian wicketkeeper and batsman Farokh Engineer.Irani playing Engineer makes sense as both men belong to the Parsi community. The former cricketer had been a commentator for BBC during the 1983 World Cup. His character would, perhaps, provide a unique vantage point to India’s journey to the title.This movie, which is slated for release on April 10, 2020, is being produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Madhu Mantena as well as the wife of the lead star and leading Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone. The director of the movie is Kabir Khan.Boman Irani to enact the part of Farokh Engineer in #83TheFilm… Stars Ranveer Singh as #KapilDev… Directed by Kabir Khan… 10 April 2020 release. #Relive83 pic.twitter.com/aiixjLYoOv— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 27, 2019 Apart from Ranveer Singh, other actors in this cinematic adaptation of Indian cricket team’s triumph include Deepika herself as Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia, Tahir Raj Bhasin as Sunil Gavaskar, Saqib Saleem as Mohinder Amarnath and Sahil Khattar as Syed Kirmani.Other prominent actors in the movie are Pankaj Tripathi as Indian team’s PR manager Man Singh, Jiiva as Krishnamachari Srikanth, Ammy Virk as Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Harry Sandhu as Madan Lal, Chirag Patil as Sandeep Patil, Jatin Sarna as Yashpal Sharma and Adinath Kothare as Dilip Vengasarkar.While Farokh Engineer wasn’t part of the team that won the 1983 World Cup, his colourful personality would ensure that Irani has a lot to play with in the movie. Before retiring from the game, Engineer enjoyed considerable success as wicketkeeper-batsman in the Indian side.He played 46 Tests and scored 2611 runs at an average of 31.08. Many of his runs came while opening the innings. The last Parsi cricketer to represent India, Engineer scored two hundreds including a famous one against West Indies at Chennai (then Madras) in the 1966/67 season where he scored 94 runs in the first session itself.As wicket-keeper, Engineer effected 16 stumpings and took 66 catches. He also holds the distinction of being the first Indian to be chosen as a brand ambassador for Brylcreem and therefore become the first Indian ‘Brylcreem boy.’ Certainly, most fans can’t wait to see Boman Irani bring the character of young Engineer alive.last_img read more

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PM violates electoral code of conduct by using Ganabhaban

first_imgBNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Prothom Alo File PhotoThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday alleged that prime minister Sheikh Hasina herself is creating barriers towards ensuring a level-playing field by ‘violating’ the electoral code of conduct.”Isn’t the retired army officers’ commitment to working for Awami League at Ganabhaban in presence of the prime minister a violation of the electoral code of conduct?”, asked BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.Speaking at a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office, he mentioned over 150 retired army officers met prime minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban on Tuesday and promised to work for ensuring Awami League’s victory.Rizvi alleged that the prime minister’s such activities using Ganabhaban and enjoining all government facilities are making the election controversial.The BNP leader also said Sheikh Hasina’s such ‘illegal’ activities have demonstrated that the government is again moving on to hold a one-sided and voter-less election.Rizvi alleged that the prime minister on Tuesday made ‘indecent and provocative’ remarks against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, its acting chairman Tarique Rahman and the top most leader of the Jatiya Oikya Front.”She can’t make such statements after the announcement of the election schedule. The prime minister violated the code of conduct with her offensive comments.”He said Hasina also took interviews of Awami League’s nomination seekers at Ganabhaban, held a meeting with returning officers, and worked out plans with ministers and MPs at Ganabhaban to ensure her party’s victory in a ‘lopsided election’.The BNP leader alleged that though they lodged written complaints with the election commission (EC) about the violation of the code of conduct by the prime minister, it still did not take any action against her.He said the election commission is providing the government all-out cooperation in holding a stage-managed election.Rizvi urged the EC to exercise its constitutional authorities to ‘restore’ people’s ‘lost’ voting rights. “We hope you will take prompt action against the prime minister for violating the electoral code of conduct, and take steps for creating a proper election atmosphere.”last_img read more