first_imgAmerican professional golfer Tiger Woods has appointed Notah Begay as his new coachNotah Begay is among a handful of people who not only know Tiger Woods, but understand him and his needs as well. Begay was nine, when they met for the first time and their bond has only grown stronger in the past 30 years. In his first major press conference after missing the cut at the PGA Championship earlier this year, Tiger mentioned two names ahead of the upcoming Hero World Challenge at Isleworth that, he believes, will play an important part in his plan for redemption: Notah Begay and Chris Como.Tiger Woods Interview “Notah and I go back to the time I was – we’ve known each other almost 30 years now. I really value his opinion, and he came to me with some information about my stats, and really had a – we had a pretty long conversation about where I was, where I need to go and where I’m at now,” Tiger said.Begay introduced him to Como – after meeting him for the first time in 2008 – and that eventually led to his hiring as Tiger’s new swing consultant. “Well, his view of where my golf swing should be was in line to where I think it should be going, and I think it was a good synergy in that way,” Tiger said, adding he is taking his swing all the way back to when he was a kid.”I was happy with the direction I was going. I had won eight times in two years. Things were progressing in the right direction. But unfortunately physically, I was getting damaged doing it. So in retrospect, you look at, was I ever hurt when I was little? Granted, I don’t think we all were.  I think we all could jump off roofs and nothing would break. But playing detective and looking back on it, you have to somewhat have an understanding physically of where you are at that time,” Tiger said.advertisementHero MotoCorp MD Pawan Munjal strikes a pose with American golfer Tiger WoodsEvery golfer, however talented he may be, needs someone to trust, who can closely monitor his swing and technique and offer an honest and objective feedback. Moving forward, Como is likely to play a major role in Tiger’s bid to return to his old form. “Well, it is new, but it’s old (my swing).  When I say that – because I haven’t done it in a very long time. We looked at a lot of videos from when I was a junior, in junior and amateur golf, way before – even when I came out there and had some really nice years where I hit the ball really well. We went back to some of those old videos and really looked at it. And it was quite interesting to see where my swing was then and how much force I could generate with a very skinny frame.  How did I do that? How do I generate that much power? That’s kind of what we are getting back into it,” Tiger added.For Begay, the bigger concern will be Tiger’s rehabilitation from his back trouble. He is no stranger to career threatening injuries and his own promising career was cut short due to a back injury.Having struggled with his back trouble for most part of 2014 – this is the fifth time in five years that he is planning a comeback after undergoing rehabilitation – Tiger will now be hoping for a win in the tournament (from Dec 4-7) he is hosting at a course he knows like the back of his hand.”I just now need to hit more balls, but the body is good. It’s nice to have – I don’t have the sharp pain like I used to at the beginning of the year. I don’t have that anymore. I still have some aches and pains, just like anybody else who is my age and older, but I don’t have to do – I’m past the rehab portion of it, and now I’m in the strength development of it, and I don’t have to do those tedious little rehab exercises,” Tiger said.   Tiger clearly has a long-term game plan in place. His performance this week, however, will indicate whether he’s on the right path.Himashu Singhal is the Editor of Golf Digest Indialast_img read more

first_imgDelhi Dynamos’ newly-appointed Brazilian player-manager Roberto Carlos on Thursday acknowledged the brilliance of leading world footballing duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo but rated compatriot Neymar as presently the best exponent of the “beautiful game”.The former Real Madrid star defender said both Messi and Ronaldo have their individual attributes to marvel on but Neymar has the potential to overtake the duo in the coming days. Carlos here signed a one-year contract with Dynamos to become their marquee manager-cum-player for the second edition of the Indian Super league (ISL).”Messi and Ronaldo are both great players. But for me, Neymar is the best. I believe soon he will become the best. He is very talented and has a bright future,” the left-back said.The 42-year-old also said that Messi is at present “a little ahead of Cristiano” because of the contrast in the playing styles of their respective Spanish clubs — FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.”Barcelona plays around Messi. Their game is revolved around Messi to get the best out of him. But in case of Real Madrid, it is different. They don’t only concentrate on Cristiano with several very good players like Karim Benzema, Luka Modrid, Marcelo, etc. contributing. But Cristiano is still a top player.”The 2002 World Cup winner also supported illustrious compatriot and FC Goa coach Zico’s intention of contesting for the FIFA presidential elections, saying he is the “ideal” candidate for the post.last_img read more

first_imgIndia’s Rohit Sharma in action against Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester during World Cup 2019   –  Reuters × RELATED World Cup 2019: Sunil Gavaskar slams ECB for lack of rain preparations COMMENTS India’s Rohit Sharma in action against Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester during World Cup 2019   –  Reuters Kohli becomes fastest cricketer to reach 11k runs SHARE SHARE EMAIL Indian Cricket Team COMMENT SHARE sport Rohit Sharma produced an elegant hundred before Kuldeep Yadav flummoxed the Pakistani batsmen as India inflicted a humiliating 89-run defeat on their arch-rivals in a much-hyped World Cup match, which eventually turned to be a lop-sided affair.Chasing a stiff 337-run target, Pakistan were already down and out when rain stopped play after 35 overs. They had managed just 166 runs for loss of six wickets , nowhere near the DLS par-score of 252.When play resumed, the match was reduced to 40 overs with a revised target of 302, which meant that Pakistan required 136 runs from five overs.Imad Wasim (46) and Shadab Khan (20) remained unbeaten to end at 212 for six, handing India a comprehensive victory via Duckworth Lewis method.If Rohit pummelled a pedestrian Pakistan attack with a brilliant 140 off 113 balls in India’s 336 for five, Chinaman Yadav (2/32) broke the rival batting spine by removing set batsmen Fakhar Zaman (62) and Babar Azam (48) in successive overs.The Indian vice-captain scored his 24th ODI hundred – 140 off 113 balls while KL Rahul (57) played the perfect second fiddle in an opening partnership of 137 runs.Skipper Virat Kohli switched gears effortlessly during his 77 off 65 balls and also became the quickest to 11,000 ODI runs, eclipsing a 17-year record held by iconic Sachin Tendulkar.This is India’s seventh win over Pakistan in World Cup and like the previous six times, the quality of the contest did not live up to the hype created.Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed erred in his decision making throughout, first with team selection and then by opting to field. The defensive approach throughout the game, also did not help his side.Knowing that rain could play spoilsport, they never took the Duckworth-Lewis par score into account, letting India bowlers dictate the terms.It was a match where two wrists — Rohit’s supple wrists and Kuldeep’s power — won it for India.The old adage ‘Revenge is a dish best served cold’ couldn’t have been more apt in cold and wet Manchester evening as ‘Men In Blue’ exacted the revenge of the 2017 Champions Trophy final defeat.The first half was all about Rohit pulverising Pakistani bowlers with cuts and pulls while the second belonged to Yadav, who first bamboozled Babar with a break-back delivery and then forced Zaman to play a suicidal paddle shot.This was after their 104 run-stand as Pakistan from 117 for 1 slumped to 129 for 5 in no time and their fans started trudging out of Old Trafford ground.Hardik Pandya (2/44) did prove his all-round worth by removing the two veterans Mohammed Hafeez (9) and Shoaib Malik (0) off successive deliveries ensuring that Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s hobbling out due to stiff hamstring does not affect them at all.Earlier, Despite heavy rains and overcast conditions during past few days, the pitch had very little moisture and turned out to be a batting beauty which Rohit and the other Indian batsmen exploited to the fullest.Mohammed Amir (3/47) pitched the ball up and maintained discipline despite a couple of official ‘warnings’ for running onto the pitch while Wahab Riaz (1/71) and Hasan Ali (1/84) bowled short consistently.Courtesy Amir, Pakistan did make a comeback in the final few overs as India managed only 38 runs in the final five overs. Vijay Shankar (15 off 15 balls) struggled with his timing, failing to read Amir’s cutters.The strategy to field two spinners — Imad Wasim (0/49) and leg-spinner Shadab Khan (0/61) — didn’t work for Pakistan. Their veteran part-timers Shoab Malik and Mohammed Hafeez bowled one over each.Pakistan bowlers bowled full length balls, which worked to Rohit’s strength as he played two shots – pull and cut during his innings that had 14 boundaries and three sixes.Unlike the Champions Trophy final, the Indians were positive from the start. Rahul pulled Amir for a boundary and then Rohit creamed off runs from Hasan Ali.Rohit also treated the fans with some deft late cuts, back cuts and upper cuts and the occasional slog over deep mid-wicket.When Riaz came to bowl, he erred both in line and length as his strategy to pepper the Indian batsmen with short pitch stuff backfired. He lost rhythm after getting a warning for stepping onto the ‘dangerous area’ and had to come round the wicket.The only time he looked good was when he bowled full slower delivery to Rahul, who lobbed it to the cover fielder.Hardik Pandya scored 26 off 19 balls during his hit and miss effort while Mahendra Singh Dhoni edged one off Amir behind the stumps after which rain stopped proceedings. Cricket World Cup 2019 preview: India start favourites against Pakistan in mother of all battles Pakistan Published on June 16, 2019 World Cup cricket 2019: Tournament won’t end with Pakistan clash, says Virat Kohli Unlike the Champions Trophy final, the Indians were positive from the start.last_img read more

first_imgJuventus scouts will be in attendance at Bayern Munich’s Champions League clash with Benfica to assess Alex Grimaldo.The Serie A side have highlighted the 23-year-old as a potential replacement for Alex Sandro amid the latter’s constant links to the Premier League.The Brazilian has previously been a top target for Chelsea, who made a  €70 million (£62m/$80m) offer for him last year, and he recently  reiterated his desire to play in the English top flight . Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Juve’s main priority is to extend the Brazil international’s contract beyond its current 2020 expiration, however, but they have made no progress in their talks with him.Although he insisted that he is happy in Turin at the moment, the former Porto star suggested he will not be able to hold off the lure of the Premier League forever, telling reporters: “I think, one day, who knows what will happen?”Fearing they may lose the 27-year-old at the end of the season, the Serie A champions are lining up candidates to take his place and will run the rule over Grimaldo on Tuesday amid his rising status at Benfica.A former Barcelona youth player, the Spain Under 21 international joined Benfica in 2016 and has made 82 appearances for the Portuguese giants.The attacking full-back has been a vital part of Rui Vitoria’s team, having started every game in the Primeira Liga and Champions League.Interest in Grimaldo has been growing over the last 12 months, with Napoli originally linked at the start of the year before Tottenham were reportedly keeping an eye on him during the close-season.Juventus have been aware of him for some time, too, and it was reported earlier this month that he is open to making a summer move to Turin.As a key figure for the Primeira Liga side, Benfica will likely hold out for a big fee for a defender whose contract runs until 2021.Juventus are also in danger of losing defenders Medhi Benatia and Daniele Rugani in the next transfer window, but the Italian giants are prepared to block potential exits for the pair as they hope to maintain the strength and depth of their back line.last_img read more

first_imgSurrey coach Michael Di Venuto has said he is interested in signing the disgraced Australian stars, Steve Smith and David Warner, for a county stint this season.Smith and Warner were handed one-year bans by Cricket Australia (CA) for their involvement in the ball-tampering fiasco in South Africa in March.Warner was identified as the chief conspirator in the cheating row which also saw Smith stripped of the Australian captaincy besides a one-year ban. Like Warner, Smith also lost his IPL contract. Meanwhile, Cameron Bancroft was banned for nine months and lost his contract with an English county side.(Steve Smith’s father dumps son’s cricket kit in family garage, says ‘He will be fine’)Surrey is missing the services of their overseas signing for the season Mitchell Marsh who is currently unavailable due to an ankle injury. South Africa’s opening batsman Dean Elgar will also vacate a place after his stint gets over in May.WATCH DAVID WARNER’S EMOTIONAL APOLOGYWith two overseas places up for grabs, Di Venuto, who was Australia’s batting coach until 2016, is keen in roping in the banned Australian duo. However, Surrey will have to take approval from England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) before offering Smith and Warner a contract.(Ball-tampering scandal: Teary-eyed David Warner fails to win social media sympathy)”From an Australian perspective, it is probably important that they play a bit of cricket at some stage,” Di Venuto said.”I don’t know if they are allowed to play in this competition. I know what it states in their sanctions that they can’t play domestic cricket in Australia. We have got a relationship with Mitch to see how he goes with his ankle but we have got a spot we have got to fill as well.(Ball-tampering row: Steve Smith and David Warner out of IPL 2018)advertisement”So, if they are in the right mental state to play cricket and the ECB will have to allow it to start with, then we’d be mad not to look at some of the world’s best players potentially playing,” he added.While Smith and Bancroft garnered public sympathy after their emotional press conferences, a teary-eyed Warner faced further wrath for evading key questions from the media.The incident took place on the third day of the third Test between South Africa and Australia in Cape Town last month.Smith and Bancroft confessed to their mistakes in orchestrating a plan to gain an unfair advantage over South Africa in the Cape Town Test.Smith and Warner were handed one year bans from international and domestic cricket after Cricket Australia completed its probe while Bancroft, who was caught on camera rubbing sandpaper on the ball, was slapped with a nine-month suspension.The tainted trio also lost their central contracts following the entire episode.last_img read more

first_imgDamon Webb with a pick six for Ohio State against Nebraska.Ohio State’s 62-3 rout of Nebraska got off to a good start thanks to a pick-6 from Damon Webb.The junior safety stepped in front of a Tommy Armstrong pass and took it back 36 yards for the touchdown to put OSU up 7-0 in the first two minutes.According to Webb’s mom, ESPN analyst and former Buckeye Kirk Herbstreit predicted (requested?) her son’s TD.When @KirkHerbstreit tells your husband before the game that @DameWebb need to get him a pick 6 tonight and he gets one. ??#HerbstreitEffect— Stephanie Webb (@ProfessorSWebb) November 6, 2016The OSU defense was dominant last night, holding Nebraska to only three points and 204 yards of total offense.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Two boys were seriously injured after fire broke out at the ground floor of a two-storey house at Satish Mukherjee Road, near Kalighat. Mayor Firhad Hakim later visited the house and met the victims’ family, assuring necessary help.According to sources, on Monday morning at around 7:30 am, fire broke out at the house of Arjun Shaw. Shaw, a fuchka-seller by profession, has been staying at the ground floor of 51/1A, Satish Mukherjee Road for a long time. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaEvery morning, he used to make the fuchkas using a gas oven. Like other days, on Monday morning Arjun was preparing the oil for the same. After igniting the gas oven, he placed a utensil where oil was poured and kept burning. Arjun’s wife Lilabati, along with two of their sons identified as Sudhir Shaw and Sanjit Kumar, were sleeping on the first floor which had its access through a wooden stair inside the same room. After a few minutes, Lilabati woke up and left the room. Soon after, the oil on the oven got overheated and caught fire. Seeing smoke locals raised an alarm, but Sudhir and Sanjit could not find a way to come out. Immediately, fire brigade was informed. Locals started pouring water to douse the flames but it did not work. Soon, three fire tenders arrived and doused the fire by 8 am. Soon, both the boys were rushed to M R Bangur Hopsital with severe burn injuries. They are still undergoing treatment at the hospital.last_img read more

That figure is expected to rise as registration details continue to be verified over the next few weeks at the Kabul headquarters of the Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB), UNAMA spokesman Manoel de Almeida e Silva told reporters yesterday at a briefing.Mr. de Almeida e Silva said 10,353,380 people were confirmed as registered voters as of last Saturday, with women comprising more than 4.2 million, or 41 per cent, of the total.Previously JEMB has estimated there are 9.8 million eligible voters in Afghanistan, but said their estimates were inexact because war and Taliban misrule meant there has not been accurate census in the country since the 1970s.Registration sites closed on Friday in 42 districts of seven provinces across the south and southeast, five days after they shut down in the rest of the country.Presidential polls will take place on 9 October while national and local parliamentary elections are scheduled for next April.Mr. de Almeida e Silva said the registration of Afghan refugees still living in Iran has also been completed, adding that more than 1,000 polling stations will be set up in Iran on 9 October.For Afghan refugees living in Pakistan, however, registration will begin on 1 October and run for three days. read more

Colorado officials report roughly $2M in recreational pot taxes in January, 1st month of sales AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press Posted Mar 10, 2014 3:30 pm MDT DENVER – Colorado made roughly $2 million in marijuana taxes in January, state revenue officials reported Monday in the world’s first accounting of the recreational pot business.The tax total reported by the state Department of Revenue indicates $14.02 million worth of recreational pot was sold. The state collected roughly $2.01 million in taxes.Colorado legalized pot in 2012, but the commercial sale of marijuana didn’t begin until January. Washington state sales begin in coming months.The pot taxes come from 12.9 per cent sales taxes and 15 per cent excise taxes. Voters approved the pot taxes last year. They declared that the first $40 million of the excise tax must go to school construction; the rest will be spent by state lawmakers.Colorado has about 160 state-licensed recreational marijuana stores, though local licensing kept some from opening in January. Local governments also have the ability to levy additional pot sales taxes if they wish.Monday’s tax release intensified lobbying over how Colorado should spend its pot money. Budget-writers expect the nascent marijuana industry to be extremely volatile for several years, making lawmakers nervous about how to spend the windfall.Budget-writing lawmakers joke that plenty of interests have their hands out to get a piece of the pot windfall.Gov. John Hickenlooper has already sent the Legislature a detailed $134 million proposal for spending recreational and medical marijuana money, including new spending on anti-drug messaging to kids and more advertising discouraging driving while high.State police chiefs have asked for more money, too.“The whole world wants to belly up to this trough,” said Sen. Pat Steadman, a Denver Democrat who serves on Colorado’s budget-writing Joint Budget Committee.Other countries also are watching Colorado, which has the world’s first fully regulated recreational marijuana market. The Netherlands has legal sales of pot but does not allow growing or distribution. Uruguay’s marijuana program is still under development.Colorado’s pot revenue picture is further complicated by the state’s unique budget constraints, known as the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights.The Bill of Rights not only requires voter approval for tax increases, it limits budget-writers when those taxes earn more than the figure posed to voters. Last year’s pot vote guessed that the taxes would produce $70 million a year, and it’s not clear what lawmakers can do with tax money that exceeds that figure.Colorado’s JBC plans a Wednesday briefing with lawyers to lay out their options for spending pot taxes beyond $70 million.“There probably is a tendency to want to just grab on to this revenue from marijuana and feed my own pet projects, and I don’t think it’s going to be that simple,” said Sen. Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs and another JBC member.Colorado’s 2014-15 budget is under debate now and does not include any anticipated recreational marijuana taxes.___Kristen Wyatt can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/APkristenwyatt read more

“Young people are the leaders of tomorrow but we need to listen to them carefully today,” said Mr. Ban, in a video message in his opening remarks to the participants to the event, which runs through Thursday in Azerbaijan’s costal capital, Baku. The UN–backed Forum is the first such gathering bringing together large numbers of experts and officials focused on youth policy. When young people are adequately empowered and engaged, everyone benefits – from Governments to the private sector to civil society, emphasized Mr. Ban. For their part, young people must get involved early and often by participating in civic and public life. They have got to speak, and not just at today’s Forum, he said. The message must go beyond the walls of this Forum, to reach a mass audience. The Forum opened with remarks from several speakers including the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, a message from the President of Azerbaijan, and a host of youth activists. Participants also heard from representatives of other co-conveners including representatives from UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Council of Europe. Later in the afternoon, the Forum heard from a panel comprised of relevant Ministers from Egypt, Albania as well as representatives from the Ibero-American Youth Organization (OIJ) and the Pan-African Youth Union. That panel focused on taking stock of youth policy since the adoption by the UN General Assembly in 1995 of the World Programme of Action on Youth. “Young people are not asking for support, they are asking for investment,” said Ahmad Alhendawi, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Youth. With of 1.8 billion worldwide and 90 percent of them living in developing countries, he underscored that young people are the world’s biggest and most promising asset for transformation. In his opening remarks this morning, he said the First Global Forum on Youth Policies is a perfect opportunity to unveil an “invest in youth” logo commemorating that milestone. The campaign to mark the 20th anniversary of the Programme of Action is meant to generate momentum and revive commitment to youth policy, said Mr. Alhendawi, asking participants to participate in all aspects from spreading the message on social media to getting involved in civic participation at grassroots levels. “We are in the business of inspiring hope,” he said, adding that the Forum offers an unprecedented opportunity for programmes and partners to address issues facing young people, including the nearly 75 million of those currently unemployed worldwide. Delivering remarks on behalf of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev his head of the Department Social Political Issues, Ali Hasanov said that since gaining independence some 20 years ago, the country’s economy has rapidly developed and the poverty and unemployment rates have dropped significantly. Stability, hospitality and tolerance has helped ensure that young people in Azerbaijan are on their way to a bright future, Mr. Hasanov said, highlighting the Government’s adopted agenda which is keen on unveiling young people’s creative potential and tackling youth unemployment. Calling the conference “historic”, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Azad Rahimov, said the participation of over 100 countries indicates that youth issues have become more important and Governments realize that engaging with youth is a “key to the future.” The next 3 days will delve into achievements and shortcomings of the World Programme of Action by engaging with different agencies and brainstorming how to make youth policy a success all while finding ways to bridge budget gaps. Next to step to the podium was Magdy Martinez-Soliman, Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support at UNDP, stressing “this is no time for business as usual.” “Working with vulnerable youth is indispensable if we want to achieve any kind of development,” he said, adding that the World Programme of Action for Youth urged governments that had not already done so to form and implement national youth policies. It set objectives, mechanisms and resources, defined responsibilities and attempted to “steer away of rhetoric declarations.” Mr. Martinez-Soliman said that over the past 20 years, there has been some important progress, as 60 percent of countries now have national policies. However, these are not always implemented fully due to dysfunctional structures and absence of adequate resources. “Implementing good policy on youth is not an easy task,” he said, adding that such policy requires long-term political engagement and embracing criticism. Good policy is essential to providing young people with opportunity, strengthening communities and making societies more equal. It also makes governments more willing to participate in consultations on the future sustainable development goals. He had a direct message to young people: “You do not solely want to be listened to, you are eager to drive change. You want adequate jobs, freedom and rights, a green economy and you want peace.” Surely, the next generation will inherit our achievements but also our mess, he added. UNDP strategy supports youth participation in politics, building resilience, economic empowerment, and politics turn more legitimate and development. While young people may lack experience in politics, they are often on the frontline at crisis and emergency zones, he said. Young people’s sacrifice must be duly noted. From conflict zones to the current Ebola crisis in West Africa, emergency response has a “very young face.” Lalla Aïcha Ben Barka, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO, said she felt a bit like she was “preaching to the converted” when outlining the benefits of youth policy. Today more than ever before, the world needs a focused debate to inspire concerted action, she said noting UNESCO’s activities helping young people get involved in developing policies affecting them, enhancing their interaction with the media and developing their labour skills. The diverse nature of today’s forum is a gage of its relevance and a way to ensure that its outcome will be followed up on. For the next three days, Baku will become “the youth policy centre of the world”, said Snežana Samardžic-Markovic, from the Council of Europe. Youth policy is more than a “buzz word,” it is central to any Government and it needs to exist, “because even a choice not to have Government measures that invest in young people is a form of youth policy.” Young people are affected by the economic and social situations facing Europe, she said, emphasizing that young people’s access to rights is an essential element to building a culture of human rights and development. “We need innovation and young people [have endless amounts] of it. read more

The UK automotive industry’s reputation as a global leader in quality and efficiency will be boosted this October with the publication of a new global quality standard for design and manufacturing. IATF 16949:2016, which was co-written by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), replaces the ISO Technical Specification 16949, one of the industry’s most widely used international standards for quality management.Technical Specification 16949 applies to the design/development, production and installation and servicing of products, and provides a quality management system to deliver continual improvement, with an emphasis on defect prevention and reducing variation and waste in the supply chain.The original standard was first developed in 1999 by ISO (the International Organisation for Standardisation) and the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), a group of nine vehicle manufacturers and five national trade organisations, including the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which oversees the specification in the UK.The updated standard, which is strongly customer focused, includes new automotive-specific requirements, including those for safety-related parts and processes; product traceability; warranty management; and products with embedded software. It also includes requirements for downstream supply chain management and corporate responsibility processes.Tamzen Isacsson, Director of Communications & International, SMMT said:SMMT worked closely with our IATF partners in developing the new standard to ensure the requirements of the UK automotive sector are fully supported. The new standard is another example of the industry’s commitment to continuous development and delivering the highest levels of quality and efficiency. We are delighted to administer the scheme here in the UK, providing training, guidance and oversight for auditors and certification bodies.The standard will be used in conjunction with ISO quality management systems and standard, ISO 9001:2015.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Curling fans material for thesisLast week, St. Catharines hosted one of the biggest curling events in Canada. Brock graduate student Chris Charlebois knows that sporting events bring people and communities together, but what exactly did this event do for the Niagara community? Charlebois discusses his thesis research with the St. Catharines Standard.Whirlwind tour for Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games bidEarlier this week, Brock University hosted the Canada Summer Games selection committee for a tour around campus. Brock was on of several stops on their itinerary, as the committee toured the region for the Niagara 2021 bid: St. Catharines StandardBrock basketball coach Kissi credits Raptors’ Casey for developmentAs the Brock Badgers men’s basketball team heads to Ottawa on Mar. 3 to compete in the Ontario University Athletics final four, head coach Charles Kissi reflects on the latest season with Sportsnet.Study says NWT bison are being displaced by climate changeNew research from university experts including Brock’s Geography and Tourism Studies professor Michael Pisaric discusses the impact that climate change is having on Northwest Territories wood bison in My Yellowknife Now.Brock dominates competition in men’s and women’s wrestling at nationalsBrock’s men’s and women’s wrestling team continue to dominate as both teams took home provincial titles in the 2017 U SPORTS championships. Head coach Marty Calder was also named U SPORTS Coach of the year: St. Catharines Standard read more

first_imgDes “stations de nettoyage” pour requins hygiéniquesDes chercheurs britanniques publient sur la revue en ligne PLoS One leur découverte concernant les requins. Ceux-ci se rendraient dans des “stations de nettoyage” où des poissons les débarrasseraient de leurs peaux mortes et de leurs parasites.   Des scientifiques ont suivi des requins au large des côtes de Philippines. Ils ont découvert qu’ils se rendaient dans cette région pour être nettoyés par des poissons qui se nourrissent de leurs parasites et de leurs peaux mortes.  À lire aussiUn requin mako filmé en pleine attaque par une caméra embarquée (Vidéo)Pour parvenir à cette découverte, l’équipe de Simon Oliver de l’université de Bangor a tourné pendant cinq ans plus de 1.000 heures de vidéo. C’est ainsi qu’ils ont pu constater que les requins revenaient régulièrement dans ce site philippin, explique le chercheur à la BBC.   “Ils nageaient systématiquement en cercle pendant environ trois quarts d’heure à la vitesse réduite de un mètre par seconde”, c’est-à-dire deux fois moins vite que leur vitesse de déplacement habituelle. Cela laisse le temps aux labres, de petits poissons, de procéder à leur nettoyage, un entretien qui semble indispensable à la survie des requins.  Les découvertes soulignent l’importance de préserver ces stations de nettoyage pour requins en en faisant des zones protégées alors que les activités humaines, en particulier la pêche à la dynamite, dégradent de plus en plus ces régions marines. Le 26 mars 2011 à 16:14 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgKIEV, Ukraine — Crowds of pro-Russian demonstrators stormed government buildings Sunday in several major cities in eastern Ukraine, where secessionist sentiment has sparked frequent protests since Ukraine’s Russia-friendly president was ousted in February.In Donetsk, 50 miles west of the Russian border, a large group of people, including many in masks carrying sticks and stones, surged into the provincial government building and smashed windows.A gathering of several hundred, many of them waving Russian flags, then listened to speeches delivered from a balcony emblazoned with a banner reading “Donetsk Republic.” Activists in the building said they want to see a referendum for the Donetsk province to join Russia.An AP photographer reported seeing people bringing car tires to be used as barricades against any presumed attempt by authorities to retake the building.Eastern Ukraine was the heartland of support for Viktor Yanukovych, the president who fled to Russia in February after months of protests. About half of the region’s residents are ethnic Russians, many of whom believe Ukraine’s acting authorities are Ukrainian nationalists who will oppress Russians.last_img read more

Surveillance captures 3 robbing clothing store

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Surveillance video captured three people stealing from a Miami Gardens clothing store.The store owner said the trio, possibly juveniles, posed as customers before grabbimg handfuls of clothing and taking off.The theft happened at 4 U & Me, along Northwest Second Avenue and 41st Street.If you have any information on this robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgNick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra at their wedding sangeet.InstagramPriyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas got married in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, on December 1, 2018. The various wedding ceremonies included a pre-wedding sangeet, a mandatory song and dance get-together of the families of the bride and groom.It looks like Nick Jonas was pretty impressed with the Indian tradition of a wedding sangeet, as it has inspired him to produce his own television dance reality show with wifey Priyanka Chopra. The actress’ recent much-talked-about interview with InStyle magazine reveals the details of the TV show.The series will be titled A Week to Sangeet, and will be based on “India’s version of a rehearsal dinner”, says the report, where couples will be contestants and will battle it out in a dance competition a la our very own Nach Baliye dance reality show. Priyanka Chopra revealed to the magazine: “Nick came up with it because he was blown away by how the dinner brings people together. By the end everyone knows each other’s names.” Priyanka Chopra at her wedding sangeet seen with Parineeti Chopra, Nita Ambani and Isha Ambani.InstagramAfter her wedding sangeet, Priyanka Chopra had shared pictures with the sweet message, “It all began as a fierce song & dance competition between the families but ended, as always, as a huge celebration of love. Nick and I were looking forward to the Sangeet (musical evening), another pre-wedding ritual.. and to see what each side had put together. And what a performance it was. Each family telling our stories through song and dance, filled with lots of laughter and love. We were both filled with gratitude for the effort, the love and the laughter and will carry the memories of this special evening for the rest of our lives. It is an amazing start to a lifetime of togetherness for our families and friends…#grateful@nickjonas”. Priyanka Chopra and her mother Dr Madhu Chopra at Priyanka’s wedding sangeet.InstagramAnd like we had told you in April, Priyanka Chopra will also be producing and starring in a movie with actress-producer Mindy Kaling. “An all-Indian cast in a Hollywood movie—I don’t think I would have been able to pitch that in a room three years ago. Mindy and I were both super psyched about it,” revealed Priyanka Chopra to InStyle.Priyanka had shared an article announcing her next film on Twitter, saying, “Two women with a passion for telling good stories, just got the green light to THEIR story THEIR way. So proud of this incredible partnership with @mindykaling and @djgoor! We are about to show you what it means to be modern, global, and Indian. See you at the cinema!”The movie will be a wedding comedy, again centred around a wedding like the dance reality show. Looks like there is a lot of inspiration Nick and Priyanka have had from their own Grand Indian Wedding!last_img read more

first_imgISS Live Stream/ET Data BaseSeveral conspiracy theorists have several times alleged that alien life is a reality. They have even argued that governments all across the world and space agencies like NASA are well aware of its existence. Adding heat to these outlandish arguments, a prominent UFO researcher named Scott C Waring who operates from Taiwan has now claimed to have discovered living algae-based plankton growing in space.Scott C Waring revealed that he spotted these living creatures from footage taken from NASA’s International Space Station. In the video, an apparently round-shaped creature is seen floating in the space, and Waring claimed that this is proof of simple forms of life thriving in the darkness of space.”These appear to be algae-based plankton. These plankton are slow to move because they are algae-based. They use the suns energy to turn carbon dioxide into sugars which equals food for them, and grow well on the glass and solar panels because of all the sunlight reflecting there,” wrote Waring on his website ET Data Base.In his website post, Waring also talked about the discovery of plankton outside the International Space Station by Russian cosmonauts a few years back.”Russian astronauts announced to the world that they found large plankton growing on the space stations solar panels about 3-4 years ago. Russia…not NASA announced it. It was in world news…but finally here are some videos of the creatures. You are looking at aliens. Non-intelligent, but nevertheless…alive. As far as I know, its the first photos of the actual plankton themselves. If plankton can live in space, can there be space whales which feed off of them? Who knows?” added Waring.A few weeks back, a study report published in the Journal of Astrobiology and Space Science had suggested the possible presence of alien forms on the Red Planet. The new study report revealed that NASA’s Curiosity Rover had snapped images of fungi and algae growing on the Martian surface.last_img read more

Habignaj road crash kills 3 injures 4

first_imgRoad Accident logoThree people were killed and four others injured following a head on collision between a bus and a truck on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Haritola area on Tuesday morning.The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.The accident took place around 8:00 am when the stone-laden truck collided with a Sylhet-bound bus of ‘Shyamoli Paribahan’, leaving three bus passengers dead on the spot and four others injured, said Mohammad Jashim Uddin, officer-in-charge of Shayestaganj Highway Police.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Monday March 6

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uAs the details continue to emerge about the seven Baltimore City Police Officers indicted for racketeering, many believe their actions are only the, “tip of the iceberg,” of a corrupt department. Should the citizens of Baltimore continue to invest the taxpayer dollars in the BCPD or should we tear it down and start over? That is the question of the day for our listeners…410.319.8888. Also, noted Baltimore defense attorney A. Dwight Pettit shares his insights on two recent Supreme Court decisions, both dealing with racism in the criminal justice system.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img read more