24 elected unopposed in BDC polls in Kashmir

first_imgThe maximum number of chairpersons of Block Development Councils (BDC) who were elected unopposed in Kashmir Valley were from the two worst militancy-affected districts of Shopian and Pulwama.Of the 24 chairpersons elected without contest in 133 blocks in the Kashmir Valley, 10 were from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and 14 were Independents. In the block elections in Shopian, six BJP candidates won unopposed and, in Pulwama, two BJP candidates won without a fight.Elections were held in 310 blocks in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Thirteen winning candidates were women.The elections of BDC chairpersons are indirect and they are elected by Panches and Sarpanches of a Panchayat falling within a particular block. The Congress, the National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party did not take part in the polls, the first to be held after the revocation of the special status of J&K in August. Most cadres of the political parties, except the BJP, are in detention.The panchayat elections were held in J&K in 2018 and total of 27,281 panches and sarpanches were elected. There are 12,776 vacant sarpanch and panch seats in J&K.As many as 217 Independents won in the BDC elections, of which 101 were from the Kashmir Valley.On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that the BDC polls held for the first time since 1947, “witnessed a historic turnout of 98%”. “I am delighted to share that the BDC polls in Jammu, Kashmir, Leh and Ladakh were conducted in a very peaceful manner. There was no violence. This shows the people’s unwavering faith in democracy and the importance they accord to grassroots level governance,” he tweeted.last_img read more

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IPL 2016: Suresh Raina credits wife Priyanka for his success as captain

first_imgFor long, Suresh Raina was in the shade of India’s limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The Uttar Pradesh batsman had played under Dhoni for eight seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at Chennai Super Kings. Known to be a team man, Raina was always there to answer his captain’s call. Raina always wanted to make an impact, be it his contribution with the bat or on the field, he was always there. (IPL Full Coverage) Raina, in season nine of IPL, has donned the role of captaincy with the Rajkot-based franchise Gujarat Lions. And if the early signs are anything to go by, Raina looks to be a shrewd and effective leader. Raina’s orange army is on top of the points table after winning four of its five encounters in this season. (Gujarat Lions go to top of the table) The likes of  Dwayne Bravo, Brendon McCullum, who himself was one of the most successful skippers for New Zealand, have heaped praise on Raina’s captaincy. “He has remained calm, composed under pressure and made sound decisions,” McCullum had said.And Raina credits his wife Priyanka for his recent success saying she had helped him become more responsible and calm. “I think I have improved a lot as a person after my marriage. I have become very calm and responsible,” Raina told iplt20.com.Raina tied the knot with Priyanka, who was his childhood friend, in April last year. The left-handed batsman, who has never missed an IPL game so far, is likely to skip a few this season as he will be flying to Netherlands to be with his wife during the birth of their first child.advertisementThe T20 specialist said his wife had no problems with him spending more time with his Gujarat teammates and that she had understood and supported him well.  “She encourages me to spend more time with my teammates even if that means I don’t have enough time left for her. Her support and understanding has given me more opportunities to form a bond with this new team, understand my players and gel them together,” Raina said.Raina also said the time he spent with skipper Dhoni is helping him understand the nuances of the game. Raina revealed that he kept talking with Dhoni while fielding at slips and had observed his skipper’s decision-making routines. “I have spent a lot of time with MS over the last 10-15 years and I have seen how he goes about his job as a captain before and during a game. I keep talking to him and asking him questions in the field, standing at slip or point as to what he is thinking and why he made a particular move. He is so calm under pressure,” Raina said.Dhoni was not the only inspiration for Raina. Rahul Dravid, under whom he made his ODI debut in 2005, is a repository of cricket knowledge, according to Raina.  He also lauds the role of his Ranji team skipper Mohammad Kaif during the initial stages of his cricket career. “At a very young age I played with Rahul (Dravid) bhai and Kaif and I gathered a lot from these men,” he said.last_img read more

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Worcestershire’s Alex Hepburn charged with two counts of rape

first_imgShare via Email Cricket Worcestershire’s Alex Hepburn has been charged with raping a woman after an investigation by West Mercia police. The county said the all-rounder has been suspended on full pay after being charged with two counts of rape for an incident on 1 April this year.The West Mercia force has confirmed that the Australian-born Hepburn, aged 21, of Diglis, Worcester, was charged this month and will appear before magistrates in the city on 7 December.“Worcestershire CCC can confirm that Alex Hepburn was charged on the 9th November with two counts of rape following an investigation by West Mercia police. Hepburn has been suspended on full pay pending further investigation and will next appear at Worcester magistrates’ court on 7 December 2017,” his county said in a statement. “As the matter is now subject to criminal proceedings the club is unable to provide any further comment at this stage.”Worcestershire also confirmed they are dealing with a disciplinary matter involving the director of cricket, Steve Rhodes, which relates solely to the former England wicketkeeper’s role at the club. “The matter is ongoing so at this time there will be no further comment,” the statement added.An England and Wales Cricket Board spokesman told ESPNcricinfo: “The ECB can confirm Steve Rhodes will not be travelling to South Africa as head coach to the Young Lions on secondment from Worcestershire. Richard Dawson, the Gloucestershire head coach, will take on the role of head coach to the Young Lions squad in South Africa.” Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Worcestershire Share on Pinterestcenter_img Share on Twitter Topics Support The Guardian Share on Messenger Since you’re here… news Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Used to call MS Dhoni a terrorist but he became a saint: Former teammate

first_imgUsed to call MS Dhoni a terrorist but he became a saint: Former teammateMS Dhoni’s former Bihar and Railways teammate Satya Prakash marvelled the India wicketkeeper’s ability to adapt to situations and insisted that his ability to keep sentiments away makes him peerless in modern-day cricket.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 18, 2019UPDATED: May 18, 2019 19:03 IST MS Dhoni began his career as a see-ball-hit-ball cricketer (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni is gearing up to feature in his 4th World Cup for Team IndiaDhoni’s friend Satya Prakash said they underestimated his potentialDhoni has been in fine form with the bat in the World Cup yearMS Dhoni had grabbed eyeballs when he broke onto the international scene with his big-hitting skills. The long-haired wicketkeeper-batsman gave very little respect to opposition bowlers while batting higher-up the order.Dhoni made it into the star-studded India team with the reputation of a big hitter and he lived up to it early in his career. Dhoni had blasted 145 off just 123 in only his 5th ODI in Visakhapatnam against Pakistan in 2005. Later that year, Dhoni demolished the Sri Lankan attack, scoring his career-best ODI score of 183 not out against the Islanders in Jaipur.Recalling Dhoni’s ability to make light work of opposition attack, his former Bihar and Railways teammate Satya Prakash said the India wicketkeeper’s friends used to call him an atankwadi (terrorist). Satya Prakash also pointed out how Dhoni matured and mastered the art of adapting to conditions and the needs of the team over the years.”We used to call him atankwadi (terrorist). He used to hit 40-50 runs in 20 balls. But he became a saint when he played for the country and changed his approach. He is a good learner,” Satya Prakash told Sportstar.Prakash also conceded that Dhoni’s friends got it wrong when it came to gauging his potential as a captain before the India call-up.”He rarely captained in the past, but see how he became the captain of some all-time great players. He always spoke in Hindi, but now he speaks fluently in English. We friends never really gauged his potential,” Prakash said.Notably, Satya Prakash had played a key role in getting MS Dhoni a job in Kharagpur.advertisementSatya Prakash also shed light on what he believes makes Dhoni a bit different from his contemporaries. Narrating an incident from 2003, Prakash said Dhoni isn’t someone who cares about sentiments.”The difference between other players and Dhoni is that he does not have sentiments. In 2003, we were playing football and his mother called on his mobile. When he was informed, he said, ‘Let the phone ring’ and focused on the game. Much later I realised why he did that – he was already in the high-intensity mode and did not want to break it.”MS Dhoni, who had led India to World Cup glory in 2011, will be featuring in what is likely to be his final appearance in the quadrennial tournament later this month. Having started the World Cup year well with some impressive outings for Team India and Chennai Super Kings, Dhoni will be expected to shine with the bat at the World Cup, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom.Also Read | Brad Hodge gets brutally trolled for commenting on Virat Kohli-Rishabh Pant videoAlso Read | It’s my duty to learn from MS Dhoni, says Vijay Shankar ahead of 2019 World CupAlso See: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 Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Satya PrakashFollow India cricket teamFollow 2019 World Cuplast_img read more

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Medicanja Limited Launches Cannabis-Based Nutraceutical Products

first_imgStory Highlights The products, which have been approved by the Ministry of Health, include CanjaRub, CanjaCol, Relevium Cream, Relevium Spray, Somnican (One Drop) Orals, Tivasat Oromuccosol Spray, I-Cann, CBD Oil Sublingual Drops and Daily Single-dose Syringe, Epilec Pro, Cannrepel Anti-Itch Mosquito Repellent Spray, and Sclorican. Medicanja Limited today (July 26) launched its full suite of 12 cannabis-based nutraceutical products during a ceremony at Eden Gardens Wellness Resort and Spa on Lady Musgrave Road, St. AndrewThe products, which have been approved by the Ministry of Health, include CanjaRub, CanjaCol, Relevium Cream, Relevium Spray, Somnican (One Drop) Orals, Tivasat Oromuccosol Spray, I-Cann, CBD Oil Sublingual Drops and Daily Single-dose Syringe, Epilec Pro, Cannrepel Anti-Itch Mosquito Repellent Spray, and Sclorican.In his remarks, Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said the development of the products demonstrated Medicanja’s commitment and “the advancement of an industry that, even though it has been around for a very long while, still has to be considered [as being] in its relatively infant stage”.“From a public health perspective, we are with you and we are with those who are committed to taking this particular approach. We want to be as accommodating as possible, because we do have a responsibility also, in public health, to advance solutions to the public health concerns of our people,” he stated.The Health Minister noted that the public health sector acknowledges the benefits of medicinal marijuana, adding that “we have seen enough to be convinced that there is significant potential”.For his part, Executive Chairman, Medicanja Limited, Dr. Henry Lowe, noted that his company was confident in the safety of its products, “with the expectation (that) they will be approved by the healthcare authorities, and by other Ministries of Health, regionally and globally”.“The time has come for us to use the achievement of Medicanja to bring a new type of regional collaboration, based on enlightened technical cooperation and trade through the use of our products and services in the CARICOM region,” he stated.Dr. Lowe further argued that “if we truly believe in regional cooperation, and wish to work together with each other on the matter of medicinal cannabis, then as I stated before the time is now”.He pointed out that Medicanja’s achievements over the last four and a half years have been “nothing less than phenomenal”, adding that the basic scientific research and development, clinical research studies, formulation and product development have been achieved in a relatively short time, while meeting the required quality standards.“The launch of these 12 products today is a landmark to the rest of the region and world, where we have demonstrated that little Jamaica can use science and technology and innovation to create a variety of healthcare products,” Dr. Lowe stated.Medicanja Limited was established in December 2013 by Dr. Lowe to chart the course for the development of a medical marijuana industry in Jamaica.Cannabis, known locally as ganja, has long been regarded as a plant with outstanding medicinal properties.center_img Medicanja Limited today (July 26) launched its full suite of 12 cannabis-based nutraceutical products during a ceremony at Eden Gardens Wellness Resort and Spa on Lady Musgrave Road, St. Andrewlast_img read more

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Speech from the Throne to be Broadcast Live

first_imgThe third session of the 61st General Assembly of the Nova Scotia legislature will open Thursday, March 31. Lt.-Gov. Mayann Francis will open by reading the speech from the throne. Nova Scotians interested in viewing the speech will be able to watch it live on television and the Internet. Legislative Television will broadcast the ceremony on EastLink Digital Cable channel 95 and EastLink TV, beginning at about 2 p.m. The ceremony will also be available live on the provincial government website at www.gov.ns.ca.last_img read more

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Minister writes to sealing committee

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday wrote a letter to Bhure Lal, the head of the Supreme Court appointed monitoring committee for sealing to express prohibition against punitive action against tenements in Amar Colony as per the NCT of Delhi (Special Provisions) Act, 2011. He urged the head of a committee to look into the matter. He said that the monitoring committee made by the Supreme Court cannot do the sealing of Amar Colony or Lajpat Nagar area because these areas come under Special Provision Act, Delhi. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkEarlier also he said, “Some newspapers are reporting that sealing is being done in Amar Colony on the direction of the monitoring committee. This cannot be done as the Special Provisions Act is applicable in Delhi. As per the Act, any building built before 2009 cannot be acted against until 2020. If the monitoring committee wants to undertake any demolition or take any action, it must take permission from the Supreme Court before doing so. Sealing cannot be carried out in Amar Colony because all buildings in Amar Colony are pre-2009 and have protection under the law.” The Minister added that not just in Amar Colony, but all parts of Delhi are covered under this. If sealing is carried on despite this, it will be in gross violation of the Special Provisions Act and an Act of Parliament will have no meaning left. “The sealing must be stopped immediately”.last_img read more

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Imagine Dragons Perform At Tyler Robinson Foundation 3rd Annual Gala

first_imgThe GRAMMY Award-winning band Imagine Dragons performed an intimate acoustic set at the third annual gala benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF) at Caesars Palace.Imagine Dragons perform at third annual gala benefiting the Tyler Robinson FoundationCredit/Copyright: Cashman PhotographyThis extraordinary gala raises funds to support families affected by pediatric cancer.Chris Harrison, from ABC’s “The Bachelor,” served as the evening’s host. Four honorees were celebrated for their tireless efforts and work toward fighting pediatric cancer, including: • Criss Angel: His passion for pediatric cancer research has intensified following the diagnosis of his 2-year-old son with leukemia. • Dr. Raphael Rousseau: Leader of development or the Pediatric Oncology Drug Development Team at Genentech, Dr. Rousseau has dedicated his career to focusing on hard-to-treat pediatric cancers. • Gavin, Owen, Quinn and Ethan Morrison: Since learning of TRF in 2014, this family has demonstrated dedication to raising funds and awareness through school and church groups. • Hyundai Hope on Wheels: This organization funds innovative research and creates awareness, funding more than $115 million in pediatric cancer research in the U.S.Founded in 2013 by GRAMMY Award-winning band Imagine Dragons and the Robinson family, TRF’s mission is to strengthen families financially and emotionally as they cope with the tragedy of a pediatric cancer diagnosis by providing hope, information, and relief through financial services, caring volunteers, and monetary grants. The TRF is a 501c3 non-profit organization.last_img read more

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AFTERMETOO An InDepth Symposium on Sexual Harassment and Assault in the Entertainment

first_img Login/Register With: On December 6th, The Globe and Mail will host a Town Hall at 10AM and will be open to the public on a first come, first serve basis and livestreamed. Findings from the roundtable discussions will be presented followed by a Q&A with the audience. Organizers chose December 6th as the date for the Town Hall in honour of the 14 women who lost their lives 28 years ago in the Montreal massacre at Polytechnique. The date is a commemorative anniversary and represents the wider societal violence against women.About the #AfterMeToo Symposium committee  #AfterMeToo Symposium is organized by a group of determined volunteers, film/ television industry professionals, trauma and legal experts. The purpose of #AfterMeToo is to ensure that appropriate legislation, culture and policy shift to protect the survivor rather than the predator. The group is committed to being part of the solution to guarantee a safe environment for everyone involved in the creative industries and beyond. For more information on the group and for details about the #AfterMeToo symposium please visit www.aftermetoo.com.#AfterMeToo Symposium is supported by The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and TIFF. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement In the wake of the widespread sexual assault and harassment allegations surfacing against powerful men and following the impactful #MeToo campaign, a group of screen industry leaders from across Canada have come together to organize a landmark event. The #AfterMeToo Symposium, partnered with The Globe and Mail,will take place on December 5th and 6th at The Globe and Mail building in Toronto. A full list of speakers participating in the symposium will be announced next week. The initiative is spearheaded and produced by actor Mia Kirshner, producer/director Aisling Chin-Yee, actor/producer Freya Ravensbergen, Fluent Films and additional industry veterans from a variety of occupations. For more information on the group and for details about the #AfterMeToo Symposium please visit www.aftermetoo.com.“The enormous amount of women and men who have come forward with their experiences of abuse speaks volumes about sexual misconduct that has categorically been ignored in our industry.  Our symposium was born from this response, with the goal to change ineffective policy, mechanisms and legislation,” said Kirshner, Chin-Yee and Ravensbergen in a joint statement.  “When we decided to take action, and create this multifaceted collaboration and discussion, we received an incredible amount of support from industry professionals, many of them volunteering their time and passion to put the #AfterMeToo Symposium together. Though our focus is on the entertainment industry, sexual assault and harassment is an issue that affects us all regardless of industry or occupation. Our goal is to create lasting changes in our industry and beyond.”On December 5th, #AfterMeToo Symposium will explore institutional culture, policy and legislation in a number of roundtable working groups, and will strive to find solutions that speak to current inadequate supports and protections against sexual assault and harassment within the workplace. Participants come from a variety of occupations including actors, directors, producers, casting directors, writers, agents, unions, civil and criminal lawyers, trauma experts, economists and legislators. The Globe and Mail writers, including Denise Balkissoon and Janet McFarland, will moderate roundtables. Produced by Fluent Films and Mia Kirshner, discussions will be filmed and made available to the public through online platforms. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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Ont bans doortodoor sales for certain products telcos charities exempted

first_imgTORONTO – The days of answering your doorbell to find someone hawking duct-cleaning services or a new furnace will be over for Ontarians when a new law comes into effect on Thursday, but it won’t stop telecommunications companies, home maintenance services or charities from knocking on doors.The province’s ban on unsolicited, door-to-door sales covers most heating, air and water services, but the MPP who pushed for it said it stops short of encompassing companies in other sectors because they don’t all fall under provincial jurisdiction or generate as many complaints with Consumer Protection Ontario.“Telecoms are under the jurisdiction of the federal government…Charities who come to the door presumably aren’t selling anything so the legislation can’t apply to them,” said Etobicoke Centre MPP Yvan Baker. “Home-maintenance services theoretically could be captured under this legislation, but I focused on the products where we by far received the most complaints.”Data provided to the Canadian Press from the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services revealed door-to-door heating, air and water services sales collectively generated 7,058 “complaints, incidents and inquiries” in the last three years. Servicing and sales of water heaters, water treatment devices and purifiers and furnaces had the most complaints.Baker introduced the private members bill that shaped the door-to-door sales legislation in 2016 because of constituent complaints.“I heard from far too many seniors and also concerned constitutions of all ages, who have been taken advantage of by coercive and misleading salespeople on their own doorsteps and in their own homes,” he said. “It was beyond reprehensible that there were individuals that ran a business model based on taking advantage of people, especially vulnerable people.”He said consumers will be protected with the new law because if someone signs a contract after being approached by a company through door-to-door sales, the agreement will be automatically considered void and the buyer can keep the goods or services they were sold without obligation.The legislation specifically targets the door-to-door sales of furnaces, air conditioners, air cleaners, air purifiers, water heaters, water treatment devices, water purifiers, water filters, water softeners, duct cleaning services or any good or service that performs or combines one or more of the above functions.The law offers a 10-day cooling-off period for customers to cancel contracts they signed in their home without penalties and will force businesses to keep records of how contact with each customer was made.It also bans companies who visit homes for repairs from trying to sell new contracts while on maintenance calls, but allows them to hand out promotional materials on such trips. Company staff can only discuss new contracts on a visit if their employer sought prior approval from the customer when arranging the house call.Individuals who violate the law will risk a fine of up to $50,000 or imprisonment for up to two years, less a day, or both. Corporations will face a fine of up to $250,000.Baker said he was confident the fines would be a deterrent and added that he would be willing to push for the legislation to be broadened to more types of businesses that fall under provincial jurisdiction if there is an uptick in concerns around them.He said, “If we have a large number of complaints the federal government should study that and consider taking action.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version stated that violators would face incremental fines.last_img read more

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FIFA picks womens World Cup referees no video review yet

ZURICH — FIFA has named a 75-woman list of match officials for next year’s Women’s World Cup, with no specialist video review yet.Seven months before the 24-team tournament opens in France, FIFA has not committed to the same video review system used at the men’s World Cup in Russia. The expected deadline to decide is a March 14-15 FIFA Council meeting in Miami.A likely issue is potentially using male video assistant referees working with the all-female match official teams.FIFA says it picked 27 referees and 48 assistants for duty from 42 different countries for the June 7-July 7 tournament. They include Kateryna Monzul of Ukraine, who refereed the 2015 Women’s World Cup final.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

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Cyprus says financing secured no danger of default

first_imgCyprus said on Tuesday it would not default on its payments and had secured necessary financing to meet its immediate requirements. The island is awaiting a credit line of up to 17.5 billion euros from international lenders after its banks suffered huge losses to debt-crippled Greece. The government had «secured all its current financing needs», the finance ministry said in a statement. On Monday a senior finance ministry official told parliament the state could leave public workers unpaid this month unless semi-government organisations lent the state money. Cyprus has been shut out of international capital markets for more than a year and has been heavily reliant on high yield, short term domestic borrowing either from banks or pension funds. The pension funds of public electricity company EAC, Cyprus telecoms Cyta and the Cyprus Ports Authority have agreed to giving the state cash to meet the December payroll. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Ibrahimovic congratulates Toronto for being his 500th goal victim

first_imgThe LA Galaxy and Swedish striker scored his 500th goal in his career, joining Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the third best active scorer in the worldLA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 500th career goal on Saturday against Canadian club Toronto.The Swedish footballer is playing with Los Angeles in the Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States.Even after his team lost 5-3 against Toronto, Zlatan was able to score a goal, and now is congratulating the Canadian squad for being on the receiving side of his shots.“I am happy for Toronto because they will be remembered as my 500th victim,” he told reporters as echoed by Four Four Two.“I was close to the goal. It reminds me of a goal I did in Ajax. It came from a cross and I turned around and hit it. I was just trying to hit the goal and it went in.”Lionel Messi, Paul PogbaPaul Pogba has spoken to Lionel Messi over his future Andrew Smyth – September 10, 2019 Manchester United star Paul Pogba had a chat with Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Zinedine Zidane and many others over his future, says his brother.“I mean, from my personal objective, it’s fantastic. I probably have more goals than the guys on the field have games together. Of course, it’s huge,” he continued.“I don’t know how many have scored 500 goals in their career, but I am one of them and if would feel nicer if we win the game but still, I did it so there is nothing I will hide from.”Ibrahimovic joins Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, as three of the active players in the world with more than 500 goals.500 pic.twitter.com/EObuJwoaMA— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) September 16, 2018last_img read more

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150 Govt Jobs Available in TCI says DG

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThere are 150 government jobs available according to Deputy Governor, Anya Williams who said a series of job fairs begintomorrow in Grand Turk and by Thursday they move to Providenciales.  The DG said the events are open to everyone with special emphasis on those wanting to work in the public sector.  On site professional assistance will come from the office of the Deputy Governor and the Human Resource Management Directorate.  Those people turning out for the two day events on two islands will learn how to apply for jobs, get interviewing tips, and hear how Government recruits.  Some of the Government ministries will also be represented at the fair – again the first is tomorrow in Grand Turk; the second on Thursday in Provo. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Anya Williams, Deputy Governor:  “With the approval of the most recent budget, TCIG has approximately one hundred and fifty (150) new and/or vacant posts to fill across Government. This Job Readiness Fair is being undertaken to increase interest and public awareness of careers within TCIG as well as to provide persons residing in the TCI with every opportunity for gainful employment.”  It is the first time for the Job Readiness Fair which in GT will be at the Dillon Hall from 10am to 5pm and in Provo at the Gus Lightbourne Gym, also 10 to 5.  Related Items:last_img read more

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Govt points finger at Metro Railway over fire in rake Fire department

first_imgKolkata: The state government has blamed Metro Railway for the incident of fire that took place on Thursday in an air-conditioned rake near Maidan station.On Friday, a meeting was held at Kolkata Police headquarter Lalbazar with state Fire minister Sujit Bose, officials from Kolkata Police and officials from the Fire department, where it was decided that Metro Railway will be issued a notice in connection with the incident. If any flaw or negligence is found on their part, action will be taken accordingly. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to sources, a high-level inquiry has already been ordered by the Metro Railway in this regard. However, the Fire department will also inquire about the matter. Metro Railway will be asked to furnish details of the fire safety management system installed in the rakes. They have also been asked to inspect the passenger safety systems which should be maintained strictly. Bose alleged on Friday that the incident has happened due to the negligence of Metro Railway. He said: “No one can deny the fact that there was negligence on part of Kolkata Metro. It needs to be looked into.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe Director General (DG) of Fire Jag Mohan stated that after Metro Railway provides them the necessary information mentioned in the notice, the Fire department will probe the matter. Fire department officials may also check the fire safety management system to make sure that the installed machineries are in working condition. “We are going to issue a notice to Metro Railway asking for the fire safety and life safety system details. After getting the details we will probe whether the systems are working properly or not. If any irregularity is noticed then action will be taken accordingly,” said the DG. During the fire on Thursday, several passengers had alleged that the motorman of the rake had locked the door between the passenger coach and the motorman’s cabin and left the rake. According to Metro Railway guideline, in case of an emergency passengers should be evacuated using the front door of the motorman’s cabin. But on Thursday, passengers were evacuated using the motorman’s entry as there was no ladder which could be used at the front door. Though Metro authorities claimed that the rescue operation was started within 20 minutes, passengers stated that the claim is not true. They were evacuated by the police personnel. Before the arrival of police, a few passengers had managed to break the window glasses to get out of the coach which was on fire. Apart from Thursday’s incident, police and Fire department officials also discussed about taking steps for better coordination between the police and Fire department during emergency situations. It was also mentioned that during a distress call, fire tenders should be given free passage to reach the incident spot as early as possible. On Thursday, Metro Railway passengers faced a tremendous ordeal after fire broke out inside an air-conditioned rake of a Dum Dum bound train just before entering Maidan station at around 5 pm. Smoke was detected inside the compartment just next to the motorman’s cabin, soon after the train left Rabindra Sadan. The train came to a halt inside the tunnel at a distance of around 50 metres from Maidan station. A number of passengers were injured and were admitted at SSKM Hospital.last_img read more

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There is now video evidence of Andrew Luck throwing real NFL footballs

first_imgHey Huntsville friends…former @LeeFootballAL standout @ChesterRogers80 just caught a pass from Andrew Luck. The two spent time working together this summer at Stanford. pic.twitter.com/E4ERgg8Nhe— Taylor Tannebaum (@TaylorTannebaum) July 26, 2018 That’s a throw folks! And yes, it is The Duke he’s tossing for the skeptics out there. Andrew Luck making his first throws of camp, getting warmed up ahead of the first practice #Colts pic.twitter.com/tNXFfWBReD— Larra Overton (@LarraOverton) July 26, 2018 Andrew Luck’s year-long rehab from shoulder surgery was more kept more top secret than the Manhattan Project. There has been more footage of Bigfoot than Luck actually throwing a ball, and even when he did, the balls weren’t regulation size.Well, sound the trumpets, Colts training camp is underway, and Luck was throwing NFL regulation balls around just like the rest of the guys. He stuck to mostly soft tossing and short throws, but should quiet critics that weren’t yet convinced his arm was fully attached to his body. Now we can start dissecting every pass and overanalyzing if he still has the same arm strength. God, football is awesome.Take a look at Luck:Andrew Luck going through normal throwing drills with receivers during first #Colts practice. #ColtsCamp2018 pic.twitter.com/bytgFAaC8A— Clark Wade (@ClarkWade34) July 26, 2018 ANDREW LUCK throwing at #Colts training camp right now!#13 T.Y. Hilton#80 Chester Rogers pic.twitter.com/dY0Z8He9ez— PirateLife Football (@PirateLifeFF) July 26, 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgJuly 8, 2009 – Varian Medical Systems and RaySearch Laboratories AB have co-developed three new software solutions that are integrated as modules in the latest release of Varian’s Eclipse treatment planning system, which recently received 510(k) clearance from the FDA.The products are treatment planning software modules for optimization of conventional three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT), radiobiological evaluation and radiobiological optimization.While 3D-CRT is a well established technique for radiation treatments, it is time-consuming, requiring users to iteratively vary treatment parameters manually until a satisfactory result is attained in terms of dose to the tumor and optimal normal tissue sparing. The new conformal optimization module uses advanced algorithms to automate this process. The software optimizes all relevant treatment parameters to determine the best possible solution in a matter of minutes. This is designed to reduce the time and improve treatment quality.The other two modules for radiobiological evaluation and optimization tools. The radiobiological evaluation tool evaluates the probability that a tumor can be controlled and the risk of damaging healthy tissue, for a given treatment plan. Clinicians can use this information to make decisions about how to adapt the treatment plans. The biological optimization product is said to allow clinicians to formulate treatment objectives directly in clinical terms, such as the desired probability of controlling the tumor or the risk of causing radiation-induced complications. For more information: www.varian.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | July 09, 2019 Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Deliver Personalized Radiation Therapy New Cleveland Clinic-led research shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can use medical scans and health records to… read more Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 10, 2019 IBA Launches Monte Carlo Patient QA for Varian Halcyon at AAPM 2019 IBA announced the launch of the latest functionality of the SciMoCa Monte Carlo Patient QA solution at the 61st annual… read more News | July 08, 2009 Varian Adds New Apps to Eclipse Treatment Planning Technology | Treatment Planning | July 02, 2019 RaySearch Releases Version 9A of RayStation Treatment Planning System RaySearch announced the release of RayStation 9A, the latest version of its radiation therapy treatment planning system… read more Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Related Content Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more Feature | Treatment Planning | July 01, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis New Treatment Planning System Technologies Treatment planning systems (TPS)… read more Mahadevappa Mahesh discusses trends in medical physics at the 2019 AAPM meetingVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:01Loaded: 4.04%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, Universi read more 360 Photos | CT Virtual Simulation | May 21, 2019 360 View of Dedicated Radiotherapy Treatment Planning CT Scanner at Henry Ford Hospital This is a… read morelast_img read more

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August 21 2018

first_imgAugust 21 , 2018 You might also be interested in Around 50mm of rain could fall in Sydney towards the end of the week and into the weekend according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM); 40mm in Brisbane and as much as 80mm in northern NSW and 65mm into the Gold Coast.New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, which produces about a quarter of the country’s agricultural output, was officially declared entirely in drought on August 8.For the entire month of August so far Sydney has only received 1.4mm of rain and Brisbane only a touch more at 3mm. The average rainfall for this time of year in Sydney is around 55mm, so if the upper end of the BOM forecast is realised that could see much of the month’s moisture pour down in just days. A “substantial ran event” is forecast to be heading for large parts of eastern Australia, which has been struggling with an extreme drought.A weather system is expected to travel across Australia from the west over the coming days, local website News reported.When it hits South Australia it will take a northeast turn and barrel straight for New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland. Parts of Victoria and Tasmania could also feel the effects. Australia: New project will boost capability to de … center_img Aussie produce industry sets ambitious goals for s … Australia ag robotics startup Agerris raises US$4. … Australia: Hort Connections a “one-stop shop” for … last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter United Airlines is lau

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterUnited Airlines is launching a 15-hour non-stop flight from San Francisco to Singapore from June.This will be the first ever direct route connecting the two cities and the only current non-stop flight from the US to Singapore. United will use Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jets on the 14,000-kilometre route, which it says is the longest scheduled 787 flight operated by any US carrier.“We are very excited about introducing non-stop flights between San Francisco and Singapore,” said Marcel Fuchs, United’s vice president of Atlantic and Pacific sales. “This long-awaited service has been made possible by the newest version of our customer-pleasing Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Customers arriving to San Francisco will have dozens of options to connect to other cities across the Americas.”With the launch of flights on 1 June 2016, United will discontinue its current Singapore-Tokyo Narita service.The route will continue to be served by trans-Pacific joint venture partner All Nippnon Airways.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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