first_imgReal Madrid Zidane: Madrid ready for ‘most special game of the season’ against Liverpool Sacha Pisani 10:53 5/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid La Liga 2018 Manuel Queimadelos Alonso Real Madrid Zinédine Zidane Real Madrid v Liverpool UEFA Champions League Villarreal v Real Madrid Villarreal Primera División Gareth Bale Los Blancos squandered a two-goal lead at Villarreal but their manager believes his team are in good shape ahead of the Champions League final Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane said the two-time reigning Champions League holders are ready for their European showdown with Liverpool despite Saturday’s draw at Villarreal, while he praised Gareth Bale following his goal-scoring performance.Madrid closed out their La Liga season with a 2-2 draw against hosts Villarreal on matchday 38 – Zidane’s men squandering a two-goal lead.Goals from Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo put Madrid in control as they tried to pip city rivals Atletico Madrid to second position in the Spanish top flight. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now But the visitors were pegged back after substitute Samu Castillejo rounded debutant and Zidane’s son Luca with five minutes remaining as Villarreal salvaged a point.Zidane, though, was relatively upbeat post-match as he looked ahead to the Kiev showpiece on May 26.”I haven’t got my starting XI for the Champions League final in my head,” Zidane told reporters. “We’re ready. Also we haven’t picked up any injuries tonight, which was important.”We’re ready for this last match and Kiev final, which is the most special game of the season.”Zidane added: “La Liga is now over. We have the Champions League to play and we’re thrilled to be in the final. It shouldn’t be a case of choosing. We want to win everything we can, but this year it wasn’t possible to win La Liga and we are going all out for Champions League glory.”I’m not happy with our La Liga campaign. It has been a difficult season, especially at the beginning. We were able to make things better. We know that is the case and that’s that.”We did other good things this year: the trophies we won at the start of the season, the Club World Cup and now we have the final still to come.”Bale VillarrealBale continued his lethal form in front of goal on Saturday – the often out-of-favour Wales forward scoring in his fourth successive league match.Linked with a move away at the end of the season, Bale made it five goals in four games and Zidane said: “At no point has [Gareth] Bale thrown the towel in. He’s training well and the only thing that’s changed is that he’s now scoring goals, as he has done in the last few games.”I’m pleased with his performance and what he brings to the team. Nothing has change. The only difference is that he’s been scoring of late.”last_img read more

first_img India Today Web Desk SrinagarFebruary 19, 2019UPDATED: February 19, 2019 00:12 IST Real Kashmir have urged East Bengal to play their in Srinagar on February 28 (@realkashmirfc Photo)HIGHLIGHTSReal Kashmir have asked East Bengal to play their in SrinagarMinerva Punjab refused to travel for their match on MondayReal Kashmir-East Bengal match has already been postponed onceReal Kashmir have extended a warm welcome to East Bengal to come to Srinagar and play their I-League match on February 28 at the TRC Turf Ground, after Minerva Punjab pulled out of their game on Monday.In fact, East Bengal’s match against Real Kashmir is the last scheduled I-League match in Srinagar. The match, was earlier scheduled on February 10 but had to be postponed owing to bad weather and ground conditions.Real Kashmir took to social media to ask East Bengal to come to Srinagar and “play to heal”. Real Kashmir also further assured East Bengal of their security and said that they are ready to lodge the travelling club at their own headquarters.”Dear Friends @eastbengalfc come and play to heal on 28 in Srinagar. We @realkashmirfc assure you of our love and support. We guarantee your security and safety. Come let’s spread love and hope through football. We are ready to put you up at our hqrs,” Real Kashmir tweeted.Dear Friends @eastbengalfc come and play to heal on 28 in Srinagar. We @realkashmirfc assure you of our love and support. We guarantee your security and safety. Come let’s spread love and hope through football. We are ready to put you up at our hqrs (Hotel Ch2).@ILeagueOfficial pic.twitter.com/1wrvmhgw53Real Kashmir FC (@realkashmirfc) February 18, 2019East Bengal, on the other hand, have adopted a wait and watch approach towards its scheduled fixture after the Pulwama terror attack cast a shadow on their matches against Real Kashmir.East Bengal conveyed their concerns about the February 28 match to the AIFF but refrained from making an outright pullout threat.advertisementAs for Minerva Punjab, who did not show up for their clash against a ready Real Kashmir in Srinagar on Monday, have been told by AIFF that the matter will be taken up a League Committee.Minerva have refused to offer a forfeiture and also moved court against AIFF after they refused to relocate their I-League match.”We have filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court, seeking relief so that we are not forced to play in Srinagar at this volatile time,” Minerva Punjab owner Ranjit Bajaj told PTI.”Even today there was a 12-hour encounter where four Armymen have been martyred. And they are saying ‘come and play football here’. Unless the court intervenes, we are not expecting natural justice.”Interestingly, the AIFF has also not declared the match a forfeiture till now. According to the FIFA guidelines, in the event of a forfeiture, full points are awarded to the team turning up for the game.After the February 14 attack, East Bengal also wrote to the AIFF asking for a change in venue.”We have sent a letter to AIFF and we are awaiting the revert. Let them reply and then we will decide the next course of action,” East Bengal CEO Sanjit Sen said.”AIFF has to let us know when and where the match is going to be held. Once they let us know, we will decide our stance,” he added.Also Read | Minerva Punjab likely to face action after no-show in Srinagar for Real Kashmir tieAlso Read | Srinagar not the place to play football right now: Minerva boss responds to Real KashmirAlso Read | What a shame Minerva Punjab did not turn up for I-League match, say Real Kashmir FCFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Real KashmirFollow East BengalFollow SrinagarFollow i-leagueFollow Minerva PunjabFollow AIFF Real Kashmir to East Bengal: Dear friends, come and play in Srinagar. Guarantee your safetyReal Kashmir took to twitter to ask East Bengal to play in Srinagar and assured them of their security after Minerva Punjab refused to travel.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_img CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Exit 7, on Highway 125, will have occasional lane closures until Aug. 31 during construction of a new bridge. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Allan Hill and South Branch Roads Allan Hill and South Branch roads in the Advocate area have a weight restriction of five tonnes until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Wilson Lynds Bridge Wilson Lynds Bridge on Route 311, over North River Road and west of Upper Brookside Road, will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Monday, Feb. 27. Traffic signals in place. Work take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Burns Bridge The Burns Bridge on the Shinimicas Road, 4.4 kilometres north of the intersection with Highway 6, is closed for repairs. A marked detour route, will guide drivers around the construction area. Drivers in the area should use extra caution and obey all signs and personnel. Work is scheduled for completion Friday, Feb. 24. Local Area Office: 902 – 893-1964 CONTINUING WORK VICTORIA COUNTY: MacLeod Angus Bridge Traffic on the MacLeod Angus Bridge in South Harbour is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic signals are in place at the bridge. Local Area Office: 902-383-2232 NEW WORK KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure Traffic on the Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979center_img GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 YARMOUTH COUNTY: Indian Sluice Bridge On Monday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 15, there will be delays on the Indian Sluice Bridge because of repairs. Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 15, and Thursday, Feb. 16 the bridge will be closed for repairs from 9 a.m. to noon, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Only emergency vehicles will be allowed to cross the bridge during these hours. Local Area Office: 902-424-2589 PICTOU COUNTY: Weirs Bridge Closed Weirs Bridge on Shore Road in the Waterside – Caribou Island area of Pictou County is closed to all traffic. Two paved detour routes are available on R. Grant Road and Shore Road, and a gravel road detour on Otter Road. Drivers should use extra caution and allow for extra time when travelling in this area. -30- INVERNESS COUNTY: Point Cross Bridge The Point Cross Bridge on the Cabot Trail, south of Cheticamp, is closed to traffic during the replacement of the bridge. A four kilometre detour using Le Forte Road, Cheticamp Back Road, and Redman Road is available. Drivers should use extra caution in the construction area. Work is scheduled for completion by the end of June. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Lower South River Bridge Lower South River Bridge will be reduced to one lane to build a bailey bridge. A detour will replace the bridge until Aug. 31. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-863-7378last_img read more

first_imgPadma Bhushan recipient musician Vikku Vinayakram is credited for putting the Carnatic music instrument of ‘Ghatam’ (an earthen pot) on the world map by playing it for a Grammy-winning music album. Still playing the instrument with the same energy as ever, he feels the ‘Ghatam’ is his alternate soul. “Without the ‘Ghatam,’ I am nothing. It’s my breath, my life, my soul. Playing it is a ritual for me. I see God through my ‘Ghatam’. It’s part of my prayer through which I meditate,” said the award-winning percussionist. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainBorn in 1942, Vinayakram has collaborated with tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and leading Carnatic vocalists such as M K Thyagaraja Bagavathar. He played alongside Hussain for Mickey Hart’s music album “Planet Drum” which won the Grammy in 1991. Even at 77, with his third generation into music, the exponent feels each concert has something to teach. “We are all part of the same family. Each concert is a learning and there is a lot to learn from each other. That’s how we mature over a period of time through the music we share,” he said about his collaborations. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardAsked how the youth can be roped in as listeners and patrons of classical music, Vinayakram pointed to more concerts and outreach through radio. “Radio channels play a big role for the Indian population but there are few public radio broadcasters that play classical music. This needs to increase and music should be taught as a curriculum from young age,” said the Sangeet Natak Akademi fellow. Looking back at an illustrious career in music that started at age 13, he observed: “We used to have long hours of practice and performances that has changed a bit”. The music maestro added that everything is an evolution and “you have to adapt along else you will become obsolete”. Vinayakram is set to put together a unique Carnatic percussion act ‘3G’ at an HCL concert, with his son V. Selvaganesh and grandson Swaminathan on Friday. Renowned Bharatanatyam artiste and actor Shobana’s dance performance is also scheduled at the event.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: After a botched attempt for sale of Pawan Hans, the government is likely to issue a fresh bid document by the end of this month and provide indemnity to the potential buyers against contingent liability of about Rs 500 crore in the helicopter service company. The government has decided to make the bid document more attractive after discussions with investors on their concerns as the sale process of Pawan Hans failed to attract any suitor when bidding ended on March 6. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”The fresh preliminary information memorandum (PIM) would be issued by end of May. It has been decided to indemnify the investors of the contingent liability of Rs 500 crore which relates to disputed tax demand,” an official source said. The government holds 51 per cent stake in helicopter service provider Pawan Hans, and the remaining 49 per cent is with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). A total of 100 per cent stake in Pawan Hans, which has a fleet of 46 choppers, have been put on the block. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysAnother source said that as per estimates of advisers to the deal, a 100 per cent stake sale could fetch about Rs 1,000 crore to the government. In April last year, the government had issued the information memorandum for the 51 per cent strategic stake sale in Pawan Hans and had sought expression of interest (EoI) from interested bidders by June 18. Thereafter, the ONGC board in July decided to combine its 49 per cent stake in the offer for sale by the Centre. Following this, in August, the government invited fresh EoIs from entities saying that along with its 51 per cent stake, the bidders will also have the option to buy ONGC’s stake of 49 per cent in the company. The last date for submission of EoIs was September 12. However, the total number of bidders have not made public to maintain confidentiality of the bidding process. In February this year, the government shared the final share purchase agreement with the shortlisted bidders of Pawan Hans and asked them to submit their financial bids by March 6. The government has budgeted to raise Rs 90,000 crore from disinvestment in the current financial year, up from about the Rs 84,972 crore mopped up in previous financial year.last_img read more

Rabat – Hafdallah El Khalil Ould Braih, the son of the disappeared  Polisario leading member Ahmed El Khalil, fainted during a sit-in today, July 27.An inside source in Rabouni told Morocco World News that a private vehicle transferred Hafdallah to the Rabouni hospital in Algeria after he fainted in front of the headquarters of the high commission of refugees.Hafdallah has been staging a sit-in, with his three brothers and mother, to condemn the continued, forced disappearance of Ahmed El Khalil. El Khalil has been missing for a decade. The same source told MWN that the Polisario Front refused to dispatch an ambulance to transfer Hafdallah to the hospital.Algerian intelligence services along with Polisario members kidnapped El Khalil in 2009, two months after the Polisario had appointed him to monitor human rights in the Tindouf camps.Since his disappearance, El Khalil’s family along with other activists have been urging the Polisario Front to disclose the fate of their relative.After unfulfilled promises, leader of the front Ibrahim Ghali refused to engage in a dialogue with El Khalil’s family. Subsequently, the family decided to hold a sit-in campaign to pressure the Polisario to disclose information on the disappearance of El Khalil.Read also: Morocco Welcomes International NGO’s Condemnation of Human Rights Violations in Tindouf CampsOn July 20, a group of Sahrawis marched on Rabouni to condemn the disappearance of the leading Polisario member.In January, rumors emerged in the Tindouf camps of the death of El Khalil in an Algerian prison.Former Polisario officier Mustafa Salma Oueld Sidi Mouloud said in a Facebook post that the leading member died on Wednesday, January 10.In response to the rumors, which attracted interest in human rights violations at the hands of the Polisario, the front’s leader vowed to disclose information on the disappearance of El Khalil. His family members and supporters are still waiting for Ghali to reveal his whereabouts.Ahmed El Khalil was born in Tan-Tan in southern Morocco. He decided to join Polisario in 1977. El Khalil held several positions in Tindouf, including director of security in Tindouf before he was appointed a human rights adviser prior to his disappearance. read more

The Secretary-General starts his trip by co-hosting the Food Security for All meeting, from 26 to 27 January in Madrid, with the Prime Minister of Spain, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. Participants at the gathering are expected to review of progress in achieving food security since last June’s High-Level Conference on World Food Security in Rome and define a road map to tackle hunger more effectively.Mr. Ban then travels to the Swiss Alps for the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he will hold a series of bilateral meetings with world leaders and chief business executives, and deliver remarks on subjects ranging from climate change and water scarcity to the global financial crisis.The Secretary-General plans to call for a new chapter in corporate engagement on these critical issues. He is also scheduled hold a press conference on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the internationally agreed upon targets to eradicate poverty and other social ills by the target date of 2015, as well as participate in a special session on Gaza. From Davos, he travels to Addis Ababa to take part in the week-long African Union (AU) summit that ends on 3 February. 22 January 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will embark on a trip early next week that will take him to three major international events in the Spanish capital of Madrid, the Swiss city of Davos and the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. read more

If scientists are able to build a fully functioning quantum computer, it will be capable of breaking all of the encryption that allows for secure communication across the internet.We’re not quite there yet, but we’re getting close enough that the technology has plenty of security experts concerned, and it’s creating an opportunity for Waterloo, Ont.-based start-up ISARA Corp.Mike Brown, co-founder and chief technology officer with ISARA, said the auto industry is just one example of a sector that needs to worry about this security concern today.That’s because the cars that will be on the road in the 2030s — vehicles that will need to receive secure over-the-air software updates — are already under development.“Those software updates will rely on cryptography that estimates from industry experts say will be broken by 2026 to 2030. So the automotive industry has a problem today,” Brown said.ISARA offers quantum security software solutions, and on Thursday the company received a $7.2 million loan from the federal government under the Strategic Innovation Fund.In total the federal government announced funding for quantum projects totalling $41 million, with a $20 million grant going to the non-profit charitable organization Quantum Valley Ideas Lab.Innovation Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains made the funding announcements for ISARA and several other companies at Quantum Valley Investments, an investment fund started in Waterloo by BlackBerry Inc. co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin.Home to the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Institute for Quantum Computing, both founded by Lazaridis, Waterloo is trying to position itself as a globally significant centre for the emerging technology.“There’s little doubt that if Canada were to try to start its quantum efforts today, now that quantum is hot, it would have been extremely difficult if not impossible for us to catch up to today’s enormous investments in the United States, United Kingtom, Europe and China,” Lazaridis said.“Fortunately we invested early and have been working on the development of the Quantum Valley here in Waterloo for more than two decades.”Lazaridis said that even without full-blown powerful quantum computers, the insights about quantum technology are already leading to economic opportunity as researchers and businesses work towards the breakthrough.“I think quantum technology is here. It’s taken decades to get here, but we’re here. We’re seeing commercialization,” he said.“Quantum computers are kind of the holy grail, and we need all these pieces to get there, just we needed all the pieces to get there, just like we needed all the pieces to build the first computer.”Bains said the investment for ISARA, along with money for Cognitive Systems and High Q Technologies, is an expression of the government’s view that quantum computing is a technology where Canada can be a world-leader.He pointed out that even beyond Waterloo, Canada is home to D-Wave, a company that makes the only commercially available quantum computer in the world today — albeit, a different structure of quantum computing with limited functionality.Bains likened quantum computing to artificial intelligence, which Canadian academics in Toronto and Montreal have played a significant role in advancing.“The same skepticism existed when we made significant investments in machine learning and AI in the mid 1980s. Now fast forward to 2019 and we’re taking pride in the fact that Canada is a global leader when it comes to AI. I would say there are some parallels in terms of quantum,” Bains said.“I don’t know what the world looks like in five, 10, 15 years from now, and how quickly research will evolve and how quickly the technologies will involve, but I think it is a very smart investment.” read more

Courtesy William Lacey A Calgary couple were prohibited from participating in a tour of the House of Commons because of their “I love Canadian oil and gas” shirts — the second time in as many weeks that the clothing has been the subject of a ban at Parliament.On Monday night, Conservative Senator David Tkachuk said he believed guards were being told to ban visitors wearing pro-oil clothing. He vowed to raise the issue at a Senate committee.Chris Wollin, who was visiting Ottawa with his partner, Mallory Hartviksen, last Saturday, said a security guard at the main entrance to the House of Commons said his shirt was too political to be worn in Parliament.“We were in Ottawa for a wedding over the weekend and we wanted to do a tour of Parliament,” said Wollin. “We booked a tour for later that day and as we were leaving, a security guard came over to us and said ‘Just so you know if you come back for a tour, you can’t have those shirts on because they are too political.’” Parliament security apologizes after man told shirt expressing love for Canadian oil might be offensive One-man oil sands advocate, tired of smears against Alberta, takes on celebrity activists in PR war Wollin said he was “taken aback” by what the guard said. “It’s kind of sad that on Parliament Hill, they are not supportive of your freedom of speech,” he told the National Post over the phone from Calgary.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Wollin, who works at Simark Control Ltd., a Calgary-based sales company that services the oil and gas sector said that he wore the Canada Action shirt in Ottawa because he wanted to “proudly support” Canada’s oil industry.“We walked around the city with our shirts and didn’t get negative feedback from anybody except the Parliament incident. What’s political about showing support for our energy sector?”Two weeks ago, over the Labour Day long weekend, William Lacey, chief financial officer of Steelhead Petroleum, was attempting to tour the Senate while wearing the same Canada Action-branded shirt when he was stopped by a security guard.“The guard looked at me and he said, ‘Sir, I’m going to have to ask you to remove your shirt because some people may be offended by the message,’” Lacey told the National Post. He was asked to either leave or turn his shirt inside out in order to participate in the tour. The Parliament of Canada’s website states that participating in “any form of demonstration” inside any of the buildings is prohibited, and that includes “wearing items or clothing with visible political messages.” It is unclear, however, what exactly constitutes a political message, and whether a shirt displaying pro-oil messaging falls into that category.The Post’s attempts at clarifying if Wollin and Hartviksen’s clothing violated visitor rules was met with a generic response from the Parliamentary Protective Service, whose personnel manage the security of Parliament and its vicinity.“Unfortunately for security reasons we do not comment on the specifics of any incident. We have initiated a review of practices and provided guidelines to our operational staff. Our internal communications and training continue. Our goal is to avoid such incidents from reoccurring,” said chief of staff of the Service, Guillaume Vandal, in an e-mailed statement.In the first incident involving Lacey, the issue was raised at a meeting of the Senate’s internal economy committee, which deals with Senate administrative matters. Later, the Parliamentary Protective Service ended up issuing an apology, saying that guards “misinterpreted a message” on Lacey’s shirt.What’s political about showing support for our energy sector?Vandal did not respond specifically to a question on whether, just two weeks later, a security guard had again made a mistake in interpreting Wollin and Hartviksen’s “I love Canadian oil and gas” shirts as a form of political messaging.“Unfortunately, as it has been said before, for security reasons we do not comment on the specifics of any incident,” Vandal said in a follow-up email.Tkachuk, who sits on the Senate’s internal economy committee, called the incident “very odd”, adding that he now believes the guards at Parliament are “getting instructions from superiors” to bar visitors who are wearing pro-oil clothing. “I can excuse one person making a mistake. But now I think someone is telling (the guards) to do that,” he said.Tkachuk said he intends to raise the latest incident at the committee. “I don’t care what they have on their t-shirts as long as they don’t have swear words,” he said.“My direct feeling is this is part of the progressive agenda, and I think it is all nuts.” William Lacey wearing the “I love Canadian oil” shirt he was not allowed to wear during a Senate tour. read more

Over 120 pharmaceutical products are covered in the updated “Sources and Prices of Selected Drugs and Diagnostics for People Living with HIV/AIDS,” which was released by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the non-governmental organization Médecins Sans Frontières.In addition to listing anti-retroviral medicines, the report provides information on drugs used to treat a range of opportunistic infections, for pain relief, for use in palliative care, and for the treatment of HIV/AIDS-related cancers and the management of drug dependence. The UN estimates that over 95 per cent of the world’s 40 million people living with HIV/AIDS today are in developing countries. Many of them lack access to even the basic drugs needed to treat minor ailments. In many of the poorest countries, essential drugs, including painkillers, antibiotics, and tuberculosis medicines, are in desperately short supply. Even with significant recent reductions in the prices of many of anti-AIDS drugs, the UN warns that high prices prevent many developing countries from buying enough medicines. The Survey helps to provide information on cheaper alternatives and appropriate suppliers for these drugs. read more

A Police vehicle at the Nevis Range Mountain Resort with Ben Nevis behind  “It was brutal conditions.”Police Scotland were also called to the incident and helped coordinate the rescue effort. A climber took a picture of the conditions on Ben Nevis on TuesdayCredit:PA/Ambre Boucher A climber took a picture of the conditions on Ben Nevis on Tuesday A Police vehicle at the Nevis Range Mountain Resort with Ben Nevis behind Credit:PA He said: “One of the climbers died pretty instantaneously, the other had CPR for half an hour but sadly did not respond and the other died while being taken down the mountain.”The fourth – they were all young men – was in a serious condition and stretchered half way down the mountain to a helicopter that took him to hospital in Glasgow.”We did all we possibly good – we had every available person we could get hold of. There were four stretcher parties. We carried the bodies all the way down. It is a terrible tragedy. They just got wiped out by the avalanche. He said: “The forecasts given on TV and online for yesterday’s weather clearly stated extreme weather for Ben Nevis and Fort William – gale force wind strengths, heavy rain and sleet with snow at altitude. Three climbers were killed in an avalanche on Ben Nevis on Tuesday, following hazardous warnings of a high avalanche risk .The incident, which injured one other person, occurred at 11.50am in gully number five located on the mountain’s north-eastern aspect.At 6pm on Monday evening, the Scottish Avalanche Information Service released a hazardous forecast for the north-eastern aspect of Ben Nevis, classing the avalanche risk as “high”.The warning said that “freezing” temperatures, heavy snowfall and strong winds linked to Storm Gareth would result in “high instability” on the mountain.Donald Paterson, deputy team leader of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team, said the four men – believed to be Swiss nationals – had been hit by a “massive” avalanche that fell 1500ft on top of them. 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. Fort William Inspector Isla Campbell said it had been a “challenging operation”.”I want to pass on my thanks to the mountain rescue teams, colleagues at the Maritime & Coastguard Agency and Scottish Ambulance Service for their assistance in extremely difficult conditions.”I would also like to praise members of the public and staff from the Scottish Avalanche Information Service who were on scene at the time and provided immediate assistance.”First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said news of the fatalities was “absolutely tragic”, while Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch MSP Kate Forbes said it was “heartbreaking”.According to the Scottish Avalanche Information Service, there have been four separate avalanches on Ben Nevis in the past month. On Saturday at around 1pm, an avalanche was also reported in gully number five, resulting in two people being carried down the mountain.A local Fort William resident who lives at the foot of Ben Nevis said he saw a group of four Swiss men trying to access Ben Nevis, despite warning them of the poor weather conditions. read more

first_imgMetso has won a significant deal to support the conversion of the largest open-pit copper mine in the world to a large-scale underground mining operation. The Chuquicamata mine, located 1,650 km north of Santiago, Chile, is owned and operated by Chile’s National Copper Corporation, Codelco. Metso’s scope in the contract includes the engineering, supply of equipment and materials, and site assistance for 12 underground crusher stations combined with a conveyor package. The delivery contains 11 new units of Metso’s largest C200 jaw crushers, 24 push feeders and 20 conveyors. Overall, the contract constitutes one of the most sizeable crusher orders ever for Metso’s mining business. The project is scheduled to continue until 2020 and the order was booked in Metso’s second-quarter 2016 orders received.Metso offered an integrated solution that carried through from engineering, crusher stations, and material handling to electrification, automation, and site assistance. In addition, the energy savings from the company’s Energy Saving Idler (ESI) conveyor technology gave the Metso offering a competitive edge. Codelco’s decision to work with Metso was also backed by Metso’s proven installed base of equipment, engineering and project management capability already present in other similar applications in the region, demonstrating Metso’s ability to deliver on time and on budget with production guaranteed. The Metso team was able to offer Codelco the best deal in terms of total cost of ownership and energy efficiency of material and handling.“We are very proud of this order. It clearly demonstrates that we at Metso are more committed than ever to promoting excellence in our operations to help our customers create profitable and sustainable solutions. It is in this spirit that we fought and won this sizable and strategic deal with Codelco,” says João Ney Colagrossi, President, Minerals Capital business area, Metso.last_img read more

first_imgEx-British soldiers could reportedly face Bloody Sunday murder charges ‘within weeks’ Fourteen people were killed after British paratroopers opened fire. By Rónán Duffy UP TO FOUR former British soldiers could be charged in the coming weeks with the murder of Bloody Sunday marchers, the Telegraph is reporting today. Citing sources, the UK paper says that four former paratroopers could be told on 14 March that they are to face murder charges.  It was previously reported that Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) was considering prosecutions on up to 18 soldiers who were involved in the events.On 30 January 1972, 13 people taking part in a civil rights demonstration in Derry were killed when members of the Parachute Regiment opened fire – a 14th person later died in hospital.After the Saville Inquiry exonerated all of those killed, acknowledging that none of them was posing a threat, then-Prime Minister David Cameron calling the shootings “both unjustified and unjustifiable” as he apologies in the House of Commons in June 2010.Following reports today that murder charges could be forthcoming, a number of British politicians have been critical of the potential for prosecutions.Conservative MP and former British Army Officer Johnny Mercer asked whether any “new evidence” had come to light. “Justice? I’m not sure. Standards must be upheld, but charging people almost half a century after incidents which have already been investigated once already, seems wrong. Critical question for me is: any new evidence? If not, why is this being allowed,” he tweeted. 110 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4521080 Saturday 2 Mar 2019, 1:50 PM A mural to the events of Bloody Sunday in Derry. Image: PA Images A mural to the events of Bloody Sunday in Derry. center_img Mar 2nd 2019, 1:50 PM Image: PA Images 27,121 Views Short URL Share1875 Tweet Email5 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Douglas Costa opens up on spitting incident

first_imgJuventus winger Douglas Costa confirmed he has apologised to Brazil coach Tite for spitting in Federico Di Francesco’s faceThe 28-year-old got into a flare-up with Francesco in Juventus’ 2-1 win over Sassuolo in September.Costa lost his cool and spat directly at the Italian winger from inches away.The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) captured the incident with the referee later giving Costa a straight red card.The former Bayern Munich player was then suspended for the next four games with Brazil coach Tite declaring his disgust over the incident.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.Costa has now returned to the national side for international duty, but only after apologising to Tite.“I spoke face-to-face with the coach,” said Costa, according to SportPro.“He told me what he thought, I respect him a lot and I apologised. It was a bad incident, it wasn’t like me and it was something that had never happened before in my career.“Now I just want to put it behind me and keep working.”Brazil will face Uruguay on Friday in a friendly at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium with kick-off to begin at 21:00 (CET).last_img read more

Pringles releases new Top Ramen Chicken chip flavor

first_imgPringles has released a new chip flavor that could be a hit with those feeling nostalgic of their college days.The newest limited-edition Pringles flavor is Nissin Top Ramen Chicken.Starting this month, Dollar General stores will be carrying the limited-edition soup-flavored chip nationwide.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Illegal Border Crossings Drop for Second Month in A Row

first_imgReynaldo Leal for The Texas TribuneA U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer on the international bridge between Brownsville and Matamoros, Mexico on June 23, 2018. Some asylum seekers camped out for days on this bridge.The number of immigrants apprehended for illegally crossing the southwest border has dropped for the second month in a row, the Department of Homeland Security announced on Wednesday.In July, a total of 31,303 people were apprehended at the border after illegally crossing into the United States, a more than 8 percent decrease from the previous month, according to statistics released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. But the number of families who were caught or turned themselves in after crossing between official ports of entry stayed flat, declining by less than 1 percent.Homeland Security Press Secretary Tyler Houlton hailed last month’s numbers as evidence that the Trump administration’s recent crackdown at the border has deterred immigrants from trying to cross into the country illegally.“This decrease shows that when there are real consequences for breaking the law, the conduct of those considering crimes will change,” Houlton said in a statement. “In the month of July, we saw a decrease in illegal border crossings because human traffickers and Transnational Criminal Organizations were put on notice that this Administration was increasing prosecutions of those entering the country illegally.”But Houlton noted that the number of families apprehended after crossing the border “remains high,” and blamed “court decisions [that] prevent us from detaining and prosecuting family unit adults.” The Trump administration moved to separate thousands of immigrant families at the border in June, but public outcry caused the president to halt the separations on June 20. Less than a week later, a judge blocked future separations and ordered the reunification of families affected by the policy.In June, the number of apprehensions for illegal border crossing dropped by more than 15 percent compared to May. Sharelast_img read more

Three KMC departments brought under single head

first_imgKolkata: Mayor Firhad Hakim said on Monday that Urban Forestry, PMU (Project Management Unit) and Parks & Gardens have been brought under a single umbrella for a more integrated approach towards turning Kolkata into a clean and green city and at the same time, reduce the level of air pollution.The three departments in KMC will now be under the supervision of Member, Mayor-in-Council (Parks & Gardens) Debasish Kumar. The charge of PMU was earlier under Swapan Sammadar, who is also the MMiC of Bustee Development. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”PMU is mainly related to waterbodies, which is linked with green issues. We are taking a slew of measures for a clean and green Kolkata and the merger of the three sections will speed up work in this regard,” Hakim said. The Mayor has already held meetings with the Railways and the Kolkata Port Trust, which is the custodian of a reasonable amount of land in the city. “We have proposed to them to allow us to take up plantation in vacant lands which they would not use for any commercial purpose. There is vacant land in areas like Majerhat that is owned by the Railways. There is also vacant land of KoPT in areas like Kidderpore and the Nimtala riverside area in North Kolkata. They can take up plantation on their own if they wish or can allow us to take a similar initiative,” he added. The KMC will also take opinion from experts to ensure planned and scientific plantation. “Plantation will be based upon the conditions of a particular area and there will be no haphazard planting of trees,” the Mayor said.last_img read more

first_imgThe plush art gallery, Art Spice at one of a leading five star hotel, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, on November 24, presented the inauguration ceremony of an enthralling exhibition of rare artworks of two dynamic creators – C. Dakshinamoorthy, the late master-sculptor of India, and P. Gnana, a leading sculptor-painter of Singapore in its exhibition ‘Poignance.’C. Dakshinamoorthy is appreciated internationally for his charismatic granite sculptures of the female form. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOver finest wines and hors d’oeuvres, the incandescent event at the Capital was inaugurated by noted Atul Vohra, Managing Partner, Transearch India amidst all the high profile personalities and dignitaries like Artist Neeraj Gupta, Social Activist Parull Mahaajan, Artist Geeta Dass from Mumbai amongst others.Curated by Vidhya Gnana Gouresan, ‘Poignance’ is a simple but soulful word, which aptly elucidates the very essence of the alluring collection in this significant showcase of sculptures and paintings by effervescent creators. This exhibition promises to connect the viewers to the deepest human chord of emotive capacity. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSpeaking about the exhibition, Babita Gupta, Director, Art Spice says, “Both the artists have showcased their rarest collections that are so well appreciated nationally and internationally. They have achieved a style that is both ancient and modern at the same time. Dakshinamoorthy’s distortion of the human figure is influenced by tribal and folk art. He is well-known, for his charismatic granite sculptures of the female form, chiselled in an engaging, stylistic demeanour that is unquestionably cubist. Whereas, the themes and subjects of P Gnana paintings and sculptures are of a universal nature, it is something that comes uncultivated and straight from his heart”.last_img read more

Bahia Principe says it has reduced sargassum at its Mexico resorts by

first_imgBahia Principe says it has reduced sargassum at its Mexico resorts by 95% Tags: Bahia Principe Hotel & Resorts, Environment Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Wednesday, July 24, 2019 center_img Share Posted by MIAMI — Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts says its Comprehensive Coastal Management Plan has resulted in a successful 95% reduction of the presence of sargassum on the beaches of its Mexico properties.The plan was implemented to re-establish the natural balance of local ecosystems, says Bahia Principe. The hotel and resort group collaborated with a maritime services company to assist in the protection of its beaches via the deployment of a series of networks to contain, accumulate and redirect sargassum.The new and innovative technologies include a non-invasive barrier system put in place by a team of marine biologists, oceanographers, engineers and divers, one that operates with respect to the marine fauna and flora, says the company.To ensure all measures that influence the local ecosystem are carried out with respect to the environment, the brand also consulted with several engineering companies, government agencies and relevant government ministries. Eco-Bahia, Bahia Principe’s ecological foundation will evaluate the effectiveness of these measures.More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsBahia Principe has also implemented additional measures at its properties in Jamaica and the D.R., to reduce erosion at beaches, preserve the dune systems and their vegetation, manage the infrastructure in the coastal environment including waste systems, protect the aquatic system and its flora and fauna, preserve water quality, promote sustainable fishing measure, and raise awareness and educate communities close to the sea.“The most recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows that coastal systems are particularly sensitive to three factors linked to climate change: sea level, temperature, and ocean acidity,” says Antonia del Toro, director of corporate social responsibility for Grupo Piñero, the brand’s parent company. “At Grupo Piñero, we are aware of this reality and of our responsibility to find solutions that preserve the destinations in which we operate and have therefore implemented this project that combines environmental actions with the vital work of raising social awareness.”last_img read more

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