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Syama Prasad Mookerjee son of Bengal: Trinamool

first_imgThe death anniversary of Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee on Saturday, triggered a fresh controversy in Kolkata, with attempts by the Trinamool Congress to appropriate the political icon.Two Cabinet Ministers of the Trinamool government, Firhad Hakim and Sovandeb Chatterjee, participated in an event organised by the State government in south Kolkata’s Keoratola crematorium.Not only did the Ministers garland Mookerjee’s bust, but they also called the leader one of the “great sons of Bengal”. “There is no politics in this. This does not make us BJP or the BJP the Trinamool Congress,” Minister of State for Power, Sovandeb Chatterjee, said.State BJP president Dilip Ghosh despite welcoming the move, said that “it had come too late”. BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha was more critical of the ruling party and accused the Trinamool of “using Maoists to vandalise the leader’s bust in March 2018”.last_img read more

Jennifer Nierva still learning to keep emotions in check

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jennifer Nierva. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Jennifer Nierva had herself one heck of a turnaround.National University’s rookie libero was downtrodden when the Lady Bulldogs lost to Far Eastern University, 25-21, 25-19, 25-22, in their previous game in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Nierva tallied 30 excellent digs and 27 successful receptions in the game that ultimately eliminated the Lady Maroons from Final Four contention.NU, which was officially eliminated from the semifinal race several weeks prior, improved to a 4-9 record while the Lady Maroons dropped to 6-7 making way for University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University to lock up the last two Final Four spots.“When you’re a libero, you shouldn’t be emotional, you have to be steady always,” said Nierva. “Your attitude should always be straightforward to your teammates so you can always motivate them.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img View comments Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated PBA fines Christian Standhardinger, Calvin Abueva, Doug Kramer for Game 2 antics Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Nierva tallied just 12 excellent digs and 13 successful receptions and those numbers did not go well with the freshman as she left Filoil Flying V Center in tears.Just three days later, Nierva got back on the UAAP playing floor and completely showed University a defensive masterpiece in NU’s 25-21, 26-24, 17-25, 23-25, 17-15 victory Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNierva said it was unbecoming of her when she broke down after NU’s loss to FEU and that, as the team’s libero, she should always remain composed for her teammates.“I shouldn’t be like that,” said Nierva in Filipino. “As a libero you should always play with consistency especially I’m the only libero in the team. Even if I commit an error or if I did something wrong, I should be composed as possible.”last_img read more

Supporting Salman because he is promoting sports: Salim Khan

first_imgMumbai, Apr 28 (PTI) Scriptwriter Salim Khan has once again defended son Salman Khans appointment as the goodwill ambassador of the Indian Olympic contingent, saying he cannot be called unfair as he did not support the superstar in other controversies.”Winding up. Salman has been in controversy for the last 25 years regularly. Not a single time I supported him. I was known as a fair person.”Now first time I support him on my belief that what he is doing is right. Instead and alcohol or tobacco he is promoting sports,” Salim wrote on Twitter today.Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and sprint legend Milkha Singh had raised eyebrows over IOAs decision to go with the 50-year-old Bollywood superstar over a sportsperson.Salims earlier tweets, where he took potshot at Milkha Singh claiming Bollywood “resurrected” the sports personality from “fading away”, were mocked by social media users.”And I am called unfair, arrogant and asked to apologise. Oh lord forgive them for they know not what they do – Jesus,” Salim wrote. PTI BK BKlast_img read more

Pacer gets NOC needed for British visa, thanks J&K CM

first_imgSrinagar, May 8 (PTI) Pacer Mehjoor Ali Sofi has been given the No Objection Certificate (NOC) needed to get a visa to play in county cricket in the UK after being refused the document following the intervention of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.The 25-year-old cricketer was denied the NOC by Iqbal Shah, General Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) on May 3 because of alleged internal politics in the association.The budding player was given the NOC late last evening after the CM intervened in the matter.An official in the Chief Ministers Office (CMO) said the personal intervention of Mehbooba Mufti led to the cricketer getting the document.”As soon as the Chief Minister came to know about it, she intervened in the matter and ensured that Sofi is not denied an opportunity to further his career in England,” the official said.He said the Chief Minister was keen that the cricketer should play in county cricket and made sure he got the necessary document.”She asked us to help and support Sofi in every possible way to make him realise his dream,” the official said.”I got the NOC from JKCA after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti personally intervened in the matter,” Sofi told PTI here.The cricketer, who has represented Jammu and Kashmir in one Ranji Trophy, four List A and five T20 matches, said he was called by the CMO for a meeting yesterday at her residence in Gupkar area here.”I went there and met her staff. I gave them a full account of what had happened, after which they called up JKCA president and state Sports Minister Imran Reza Ansari. The JKCA President told me to get the letter from the JKCA office.advertisement”I reached the JKCA office along with the Chief Ministers personal assistant who asked the general secretary to issue the NOC without delay, which he did,” Sofi said.He said after receiving the NOC, he had a meeting with the Chief Minister, who also issued a visa recommendation letter addressed to the British High Commission in New Delhi.”The Chief Minister assured me of all help,” Sofi said.The cricketer was invited by Chairman of Easton Tigers Cricket Club to play as an overseas amateur player during the 2016 English season commencing today. It will go on until September 4. (MORE) PTI SSB SRY SC SRYlast_img read more

Kieron Pollard gets birthday cake smeared on his face and then takes revenge

first_imgKieron Pollard almost pulled off a spectacular run chase for Mumbai Indians minutes before his 30th birthday but his 24-ball 50 wasn’t enough as the table toppers finished seven runs short of what would have been the highest ever successful chase in IPL history in a nail-biting thrillier vs Kings XI Punjab .However, that did not stop Mumbai, who are the only team to have booked a berth in the playoffs, from celebrating Pollard’s birthday in style.Pollard has been with the Mumbai Indians since 2010 and knows how his teammates celebrate birthdays. They did not even spare captain Rohit Sharma, who turned 30 on April 30 as the clock ticked during an exhausting Super Over triumph over Gujarat Lions .In the wee hours of Friday, Hardik Pandya smeared cake on Pollard’s face while Nicholas Pooran, also from the West Indies, played a key supporting role, feeding the birthday boy cake at the same time.No one’s safe on their birthday, not even @KieronPollard55! ?????????The big man got his revenge, though. ???#CricketMeriJaan #HappyBirthdayPolly Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 12, 2017Pollard waited silently till the two were done. And then the big, bulky all-rounder beckoned Pooran over as the rest of the MI camp broke into laughter.Pooran tried his best to break the shackles but Pollard was too strong. He eventually had his revenge and smashed some cake on the struggling, much lighter ‘opponent.’In the background, Sachin Tendulkar could be seen laughing. Of course his birthday celebrations at the Wankhede on April 24 happened when the whole stadium sang “Happy Birthday Sachin”.advertisementlast_img read more

Will turn around DTC in 2 yrs, make it world class: Kejriwal

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 31 (PTI) The Delhi government will “turn around” the public transporter DTC and make it a “world class” body in the next two years, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today.Citing his governments “success” in improving schools and “widely appreciated” Mohalla Clinics, Kejriwal said the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will be developed into the worlds “most modern” transport body and will be a source of pride for the people.”We will develop the DTC into a world class transport organisation with the help of its employees,” he said at the annual road safety award function.Talking about his governments approval to implement 7th Pay Commission recommendations for DTC employees, he raised the issue of full statehood to Delhi.”We complete all the works but it will take time. There are many obstacles and we have to struggle a lot. This is mainly because Delhi lacks full statehood,” he said.Kejriwal assured DTC employees that the issue of Dearness Allowance (DA) will be settled “soon”. He also supported the demand for Travelling Allowance (TA) to the serving, and medical facilities to the retired DTC employees.Speaking ahead of Kejriwal, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot urged him to extend TA and medical benefits to DTC employees. He also thanked Kejriwal for permitting 1,000 new buses and added the decision will be approved by the cabinet next week.He also credited the Chief Minister for his active role in providing 7th Pay Commission benefits to the DTC employees.Gahlot also asked transport department and DTC officials to reorganise depot councils and sports committees for the benefit of employees of the transport body.advertisementA total of 37 DTC drivers were awarded by the Chief Minister for safe bus operations. Fifteen ex-employees were also felicitated.The awardees were selected for safe driving and operational performance.Drivers having following operation records are eligible for the award: those not involved in any fatal accident, those not declared at fault in any major or minor accident, not involved in any traffic violation and having an overall clean record.The public transporter carries around 25 lakh passengers every day in nearly 4,000 buses clocking on average seven lakh kilometers. PTI VIT TIRlast_img read more

Lets get over following just one athlete: Lewis on Usain Bolt

first_imgBy Saumojyoti S Choudhury Taipei City, Aug 23 (PTI) The last decade in world athletics belonged to Usain Bolt but the legendary Carl Lewis is not happy with the singular focus on the Jamaican showman. Considered the greatest athlete of all time, Jamaican Bolt drew curtains on his illustrious career after a disappointing performance at the World Championship in London, where he could only win a bronze in the 100m. “The sport is not just about one person. Nobody is irreplaceable. Track and field survived many civilizations. Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Michael Johnson and now Usain Bolt. Men will all come and go but the sport will always remain,” Lewis, who has won nine Olympic gold medals, told PTI in an exclusive interview. With Bolts retirement, Lewis feels that its time to build on the sport now that people will get over their obsession with a singular man. “We need to do more to build on the sport. We dont need to follow that trend that we have been in the last eight years, which was just about following one person (Bolt),” Lewis didnt mince words as he spoke on the sidelines of the 29th Summer Universiade here. “Our job is to fill the void. In the last 10 years, the sport has not grown as the focus was just on one man. The point is we need to build competition. We now have a unique chance to rebuild and grow our sport. Now we have a chance to make a difference, grow our sport and not just grow yourself,” Lewis sarcasm on Bolts cult status was pretty much evident. Lewis, who won Long Jump gold in four successive Olympic Games (1984, 88, 92 and 96), is not at all amused that Brand Bolt became bigger than the sport. “We were just so caught up trying to make one person all about the whole sport and now we have a unique opportunity to spread it across the board and really allow it grow,” said Lewis. Lewis termed World Championship 100m silver medallist Christian Coleman and Rio bronze medallist Canadian Andre de Grasse are the ones to watch out for in the coming years. “Christian Coleman was second (in World Championships) behind Justin Gatlin and he had the fastest time this year. Gatlin is 35 years old and that was probably his last Major championship. I think De Grasse and Coleman are both great athletes and I am really excited about them,” Lewis is confident that they can maintain the standard set by Bolt. Lewis, is in Taiwan as the assistant coach of the US track and field University team and named young Cameron Burrell as the next big thing among American track and field. Young Cameron competes both in 100m and long jump like Lewis and is the son of Lewis former teammate Leroy Burrell (a 1991 World Championship 100m bronze medallist) and Olympic relay champion. Lewis and Burrell Sr also competed together for the famous Santa Monica Track Club. “I was a long jumper who ran sprints. And now Cameron is trying to do that. I would love to see that. He is a great kid and he has the potential to become an Olympic champion,” Lewis opined. With Camerons reference, Lewis took another dig at Bolt. “Thats the great thing about our sport and I think Cameron is going to be an Olympics champion one day and Coleman is also going to be an Olympic champion. “Everyone just wants to talk about the garden centre instead of lumber area or the clothing area. We have a great sport that we need to spread it across and talk about the unique relationships. Dont let people get into the box where it is about just one person.” Lewis however did not like termed the booing of Gatlin after winning the 100m dash at the recent World Championships ahead of Bolt as “childish”. “It was unfair. I am not saying what he has done is right. But it was childish,” he said. PTI SSC KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

North vs South- fitness choices similar as well as diverse

first_imgMumbai, Nov 13 (PTI) The north Indians and the south Indians are different culturally, but they are almost similar as well as diverse when it comes to keeping fit while travelling, a survey has revealed.Running is the favourite fitness activity of 94 per cent travellers from the north and 80 per cent from the south, according to Hotel.coms survey ? The Rise of Activacation.The survey was conducted among 8,400 adults across 28 countries, by OnePoll between March 31 and June 21, 2017.”We love that people are seeing sport as a way to have more rewarding holiday experiences. Theres been a real evolution in holiday priorities and millennial travellers in particular now demand more from a trip,” Director, Regional Marketing Greater China, SEA and India, Jessica Chuang said.She said social media plays a key role too, as young travellers want to share their life at the touch of a button, and fitness is the latest trend theyre embracing and instagramming.”Fitness options are now so important that millennial are choosing hotels based on how they will help them keep fit on vacation ? and hotels are really upping their game,” she added.The survey further revealed that 51 per cent travellers from the northern part of India have a preferred holiday fitness regime, like working out in the hotel gym, while 53 per cent travellers from the south would go for meditation.While 60 per cent north Indians prefer gym facilities in a hotel, 50 per cent travellers from the south like the same, it said.The survey also found that 50 per cent travellers each from both the regions like posting fitness pictures on social media.advertisementAbout 80 per cent travellers from the north as well as the south prefer quality fitness facilities over quality of food, the survey said. PTI SM GKlast_img read more

Ohio State Offers Counseling to Alumni Alleging Abuse by Doctor

first_imgBy Kantele Franko, Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State is offering to help provide counseling services for the 150-plus alumni who say they experienced sexual misconduct by a university team doctor decades ago.The school confirmed the counseling offer Friday but didn’t publicly share further details, including how it would be arranged and who would conduct the counseling.Dozens of plaintiffs in two related lawsuits allege Ohio State ignored or failed to stop sexual misconduct by the late Dr. Richard Strauss. Attorneys for those men said the offer of counseling is a positive step but decades late.“These guys had to live the last few decades with the harm that was done by Strauss,” said Stephen Estey, one of the lawyers handling a class-action complaint against OSU.Scott Elliot Smith, an attorney in the other lawsuit, called it “disingenuous” that Ohio State “is just now acknowledging the impact and long term effect of the trauma its indifference has caused to so many men.”He also questioned the timing, noting that OSU offered counseling after a federal judge pointed the cases toward mediation .The university said in a statement that its guiding principle since a survivor first came forward last spring has been “to lift up and support our community while we pursue the truth,” and that as the law firm investigating the allegations for OSU nears the end of that work, Ohio State felt it was important to offer counseling services.Strauss’ accusers say they were unnecessarily groped during exams or experienced other sexual misconduct by the physician between 1979 and 1997, nearly his whole tenure at the school. The allegations involve male athletes from at least 16 sports, plus Strauss’ off-campus medical office and work at the student health center.The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is reviewing whether OSU responded appropriately to concerns about Strauss.Meanwhile, the school and the plaintiffs in the lawsuits are at odds over who might guide the process toward potential settlement.The plaintiffs recommended mediation teams led by former federal judge Layn Phillips, who mediated recent sexual misconduct cases involving Michigan State University and the University of Southern California, or Kenneth Feinberg, who worked on Penn State cases and mediating sexual abuse claims involving the Catholic church .But Ohio State said in a court filing Thursday that it won’t agree to those mediators because the handling of the Michigan State and Penn State matters led to controversy. The university instead recommended former federal Judge James Holderman or Paul Calico, the chief mediator for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, saying both have expertise in mediation.Strauss killed himself in 2005. Although his family expressed shock, no one has publicly defended him since the allegations were raised last spring.Employment records released by the university reflect no major concerns about Strauss, but alumni have said they complained about him as far back as the late 1970s. Ohio State has at least one documented complaint from 1995.Some Strauss accusers have questioned the independence of that investigation. Ohio State says it’s committed to uncovering the truth and will publicly share the findings.The State Medical Board said it never disciplined Strauss, but it has acknowledged having confidential records about the investigation of a complaint involving him. It won’t disclose details.___Follow Franko on Twitter at a tip? Contact the author securely at Shareslast_img read more

This Week 1 College Football Map Is Going Viral

first_imgA view of Auburn's stadium from behind the goal post.AUBURN – OCTOBER 16: The Auburn University band comes out of the tunnel before the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on October 16, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)The college football imperialism map is back in a new form this year. The map is now being hosted by SB Nation and is being called the college football “Empires” map.The map, created by Nathan Bingham, is recreated every week of the season.Here’s the explanation:Each FBS team is given a territory to begin the season, and if they lose, the team that beats them takes their land. Teams are then always in the process of trying to either regain land or expand their land by beating teams that have land.The territories for each team are determined by which school is closest in straight-line distance to the geometric center of each county.Here’s the map after Week 1:The official College Football Empires map, after Week 1:— SB Nation (@SBNation) September 4, 2018Auburn is the current land leader after Week 1.You can view the full results here.last_img read more

Circumplanetary Moonforming disk discovered around distant planet

first_imgWashington DC: Astronomers have made the first observations of a circumplanetary disk of gas and dust like the one that is believed to have birthed the moons of Jupiter, by using Earth’s most powerful array of radio telescopes. The finding, published in Astrophysical Journal Letters, adds to the intriguing story of planet PDS 70 c, a still-forming gas giant about 370 light years from Earth that was first revealed last month in visible light images. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingUsing the massive 66-antenna Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, astronomer Andrea Isella from Rice University in the US and colleagues collected millimeter wave radio signals that revealed the presence of dust grains throughout the star system where PDS 70 c and its sister planet, PDS 70 b, are still forming. “Planets form from disks of gas and dust around newly forming stars, and if a planet is large enough, it can form its own disk as it gathers material in its orbit around the star,” Isella said. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang”Jupiter and its moons are a little planetary system within our solar system, for example, and it’s believed Jupiter’s moons formed from a circumplanetary disk when Jupiter was very young,” he said. However, most models of planet formation show that circumplanetary disks disappear within about 10 million years, which means circumplanetary disks haven’t existed in our solar system for more than four billion years. In the new study, Isella and colleagues analysed observations made by ALMA in 2017. “There are a handful of candidate planets that have been detected in disks, but this is a very new field, and they are all still debated,” Isella said. “(PDS 70 b and PDS 70 c) are among the most robust because there have been independent observations with different instruments and techniques,” he said. PDS 70 is a dwarf star about three-quarters the mass of the sun. Both of its planets are 5-10 times larger than Jupiter, and the innermost, PDS 70 b, orbits about 1.8 billion miles from the star, roughly the distance from the sun to Uranus. PDS 70 c is a billion miles further out, in an orbit about the size of Neptune’s. PDS 70 b was first revealed in 2018 in infrared light images from a planet-hunting instrument called SPHERE at the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT). In June, astronomers used another VLT instrument called MUSE to observe a visible wavelength of light known as H-alpha, which is emitted when hydrogen falls onto a star or planet and becomes ionised.last_img read more

Legal cannabis for sale in Calgary

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – There will be two cannabis stores opening in Calgary, on the first day of legalization.At 10 a.m., 420 Premium Market and Nova Cannabis at Willow Park, both along Macleod Trail, will welcome in the city’s first legal cannabis customers.Shelley Girard is with Alcanna, the company that owns Nova Cannabis and says staff expect lots of people on the historic day.“We are expecting some excitement–some energy–some buzz, so to speak–with customers and consumers and we’re ready. We’re ready for there to be some crowds and some lineups,” Girard said. Girard added, owners believe they have enough product to meet the demand, including dried cannabis, oils, capsules and paraphernalia.last_img read more

Face To Face Cora Morgan takes on Manitobas child welfare system

first_imgDennis WardAPTN Face To FaceManitoba has the highest child apprehension rate in the western world with more than 11,000 children in the child welfare system, 90% of them are Indigenous youth.Cora Morgan is a fierce critic of the child welfare system. Morgan is the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs’ Child and Family Advocate for First Nations.Youth in CFS care in Manitoba make up the highest number of runaways, feed the sex trade in Winnipeg and fill the province’s jails. Morgan is fighting for the youth and their families to try to turn things around.last_img read more

Hot Toronto housing market got even hotter in May as warnings mount

TORONTO — The Toronto area’s real estate market set a new record last month, with nearly 13,000 homes sold.That’s up 10.6 per cent from May 2015 in what was already one of Canada’s hottest real-estate markets.The Toronto Real Estate Board says there’s a shortage of listings for low-rise types of housing, such as single family homes.Vancouver home prices climb almost 30 per cent from a year agoBanks add fuel to concerns over housing, finance department ‘prepared to take further action’OECD warns of ‘rapidly rising housing prices’ in Canada as Scotia takes ‘foot off the gas’ on mortgage growth in hottest marketsAs a result, the industry group says there’s heated competition among buyers that has pushed up prices.Its home price index was up 15 per cent in May compared with the same month last year.Last month’s average sale price in Toronto itself was $782,051. In the rest of the GTA, the average was $734,924.The association says there were 12,870 homes of all types sold through its Multiple Listing Service in May. That included 4,638 in the city itself and 8,232 in surrounding areas.Those compared with 11,640 home sales of all type in May 2015, including 4,166 in the City of Toronto and 7,474 in the surrounding areas.TREB president says there’s no shortage of buyers but the bigger story is a “shortage of listings, which has resulted in strong upward pressure on home price.”The total number of new listings across the GTA was 17,412 last month, six per cent fewer than 18,611 in May 2015.TREB’s director of market analysis, Jason Mercer, adds that “widespread competition between buyers of singles, semis and townhouses across the GTA has underpinned the robust annual rates of price growth experienced so far this year.”The average price for a detached house in Toronto proper was $1.28 million last month, up 15.2 per cent from a year earlier.The real estate association’s monthly statistics follow a warning on Wednesday from the Paris-based OECD, an economic think-tank, which said Ottawa should do introduce new measures to reduce some of the risk associated with soaring home prices and household debt levels in Toronto and Vancouver.It wasn’t the first time that the OECD called for measures to cool sky-high house prices in Toronto and Vancouver, which together comprise a third of the country’s real estate market. It made similar comments in its report last December.Since then, Finance Minister Bill Morneau has increased the minimum down payment for homes over $500,000, a measure aimed specifically at the Toronto and Vancouver markets.As of February, homebuyers must put down 10 per cent on the portion of a home over $500,000. Buyers can still put down five per cent on the first $500,000 of a home purchase. read more

Kyrgyzstan seeks urgent aid after flooding mudflows UN

So far, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has delivered assistance to the Central Asian country.As a consequence of accumulated damages caused by natural disasters in 2005, the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resource and Processing Industry foresees a shortage of approximately 9,800 tons of wheat, OCHA reported.In total, there is so far a shortfall of 268,500 tons of grains for 2005, taking into account the lack of grains as a result of last winter and previous disaster damage.

Mens hockey Freshman forward phenom Tanner Laczynskis journey to World Juniors and

OSU freshman forward Tanner Laczynski stares down a faceoff in OSU’s exhibition game against Wilfried Laurier on Oct. 2 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won 9-2. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsPrior to the Ohio State men’s hockey team’s Big Ten opener at Minnesota on Dec. 2, team equipment manager Tim Adams offered a congratulations to freshman forward Tanner Laczynski for something he was unaware of. Laczynski had just been named to the preliminary U.S. Junior National team roster.No. 9 OSU went on to beat the No. 10 Gophers 8-3 in Minneapolis the next night, a game in which Laczynski had four points on one goal and three assists. Coach Steve Rohlik announced to the team after the game that the freshman had been given a great opportunity with Team USA. The locker room erupted.“Pretty special to have all of my teammates there and be proud of me,” he said. “I just got to go there and represent the organization well and Ohio State.”In his first year with the program, all Laczynski has done is represent the program well. He currently leads the team in assists and points with 16 and 22, respectively. He has delivered game-winning goals in a shootout against Miami (OH) and in the third period against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.What Laczynski has done to this point is nothing short of remarkable, but it’s not shocking. To many on this OSU team, including senior captain forward Nick Schilkey, the work ethic and maturity had been present in Laczynski since the first day of practice and even before he stepped on the ice in Columbus.The freshman from Shorewood, Illinois, has been on the national hockey prospect radar for the better part of two years. But if it weren’t for one failed stint in the United States Hockey League, Laczynski said he wouldn’t be where he is today.In 2013-14, his first year of junior hockey, Laczynski was cut by the USHL’s Chicago Steel. While no one could deny his offensive skill set, the defensive side of the game is where Laczynski struggled the most. That summer, he said he tirelessly worked on getting bigger, faster and stronger with the puck. He soon reaped the rewards.Laczynski came back the following year and made the Chicago Steel, scoring 18 goals and 28 assists in 56 games, which earned him a spot in the USHL/NHL top prospects game. His season with the Steel came on the heels of a bronze medal with Team USA at the U-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, his first time overseas. The next season, Dan Muse took over the Chicago Steel program as head coach and quickly saw potential in Laczynski. He had a sit down with Laczynski to discuss his play on both ends of the ice, not just on offense. Laczynski said he took the discussion to heart and he then went on to have his best year in juniors and began receiving offers from several colleges, including OSU, as well as some looks from NHL organizations.“He could’ve gotten away with not pushing himself defensively and still been a top player in the league. But he wanted to improve himself,” Muse said. “Tanner is a guy that wants to be a top player. I know he doesn’t want to be a good player in college hockey, he wants to be a great one.”He finished the 2015-16 USHL season with 24 goals and 39 assists between Chicago and the Lincoln Stars, which earned him second-team All-USHL honors. Laczynski played in the World Junior A Challenge for Team USA in 2015, was once again invited to the USHL/NHL prospects game and participated in the 2016 USA National Junior Evaluation Camp. Laczynski skates against a Finnish defender in the 2016 USA evaluation camp. Credit: Courtesy of USA HockeyLaczynski will attempt to live one of his dreams of joining Team USA when training camp begins on Dec. 16 through Dec. 20. Two exhibition games will be played on Dec. 21 and Dec. 23 in Ontario, Canada. The World Junior championships take place from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5.Before he arrived on campus, Laczynski was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round of the NHL draft in his second year of eligibility for the draft. He said he remembers waking up to the roar of his family watching the draft, followed by his mother, sister and brother running upstairs to hug him. Laczynski said that with a set route in place, the development process is more important to him than ever.“The real work started when I got drafted,” he said. “When I feel like I’m ready and they feel like I’m ready, it’ll be the right fit. But until then, I’m a Buckeye and I have to take care of business here.”Laczynski has certainly been accepted for his play that’s deserving of praise, but even in the summer before officially joining the program, his cell phone rang and on the other line was Schilkey talking about his excitement for Laczynski to join the program.Schilkey wanted to be the one to call the incoming freshman because he knew he would likely be playing on the same line as him come October. The two talked for 15 to 20 minutes. After he hung up, Schilkey said he knew Laczynski’s maturity level was above normal for a freshman.“The things he said about his prior team and that he wanted to win, he wanted to get to the finals — there were times where he didn’t know the whole team was on board,” Schilkey said. “I just knew that he was driven. He wanted to do well. He wanted the whole team to do well.”As a senior, Schilkey approached coach Rohlik on some occasions to tell him to put Laczynski on his line. The two lead the team in points and are a large reason why the Buckeyes are sitting in the top ten at the halfway break in the season.Muse said Laczynski’s plus-15 rating is the most telling stat of how far he has come as a player.“He’s stepped in and right off the bat he’s contributed to this team in positions where we needed him to fill those roles. He’s been the perfect fit,” Schilkey said. “The way he plays and the way he’s fit in, walking right into the lineup and contributing, it doesn’t seem like he’s this freshman phenom. He seems like a guy who belongs here.” read more

Player Watch How Kerry made a reborn Tommy Walsh the focal point

first_img Share379 Tweet Email2 Subscribe He was fouled for a first-half free that Sean O’Shea converted and was heavily involved in the move for two more scores in the opening period.AFL teams spend a great deal of time working on their hand-passing and Walsh’s fast hands were evident in the build-up to this score from O’Shea.   Source: TG4(Click here if you can’t view the clip above)He had 25 possessions in total and completed every one of his 13 passes from hand. His shooting is steadily improving and Walsh missed two of his six shots at the posts – sending one wide and another short (from an advanced mark).The advanced mark rule is made for a player like Walsh and the only downside for Kerry is that it won’t apply in this summer’s championship.Kerry look on course to reach their third league final in four years and Walsh’s form has been a huge factor in their winning run this spring.“He’s a big unit and he has good hands, no point having a lad with good hands and not playing him,” stated Keane after yesterday’s game.With David Clifford, Paul Geaney and James O’Donoghue still to come back into the fold, Keane will have some mouth-watering options available to him up front when everyone is fit.Kerry won their opening five games by an average of under three points, which will give them confidence knowing they’ve come out the right side of several tight games. And Tommy Walsh’s second powerful display in a week might just be the best part of it all.Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Short URL 35,110 Views His fetch early in the second-half over Wylie was a thing of beauty, where he used his knee to extend his hang-time behind the full-back.Walsh scored four points, three from advanced marks and one fine effort from play off his left:Tommy Walsh swings it over the bar for @Kerry_Official— The GAA (@officialgaa) March 3, 2019 Mar 4th 2019, 7:40 PM Player Watch: How Kerry made a reborn Tommy Walsh the focal point of their attack The former AFL player scored four points against Monaghan to continue his strong start to the season.center_img 51 Comments By Kevin O’Brien Monday 4 Mar 2019, 7:40 PM AFTER TAKING VICTORY for the fifth league game in succession, there are a host of positives for Kerry boss Peter Keane to glean at this stage of the season. Tommy Walsh ahead of their clash against Monaghan. Source: James Crombie/INPHOHe clearly has the winning touch, having now won his last 22 competitive games since 2015 as manager of the minors and seniors. A number young players have impressed on their set-up to the senior ranks, particularly Dara Moynihan, Gavin O’Brien and Tomás Ó Sé.Sean O’Shea is reaching new heights this season at centre-field, while Jack Sherwood has returned from the inter-county wilderness to shore up the full-back position. The most unexpected feature of the Keane-era so far has been Tommy Walsh’s stunning return to form. Former selector Mikey Sheehy admitted Kerry mishandled Walsh after he arrived back from Australia for the 2015 season. He departed the squad due to a lack of game-time following the 2016 league and that looked to be that.Despite his strong form for Kerins O’Rahillys in the Kerry championship last season, given the emergence of several talented youngsters it was thought the 31-year-old’s time in the green and gold was over. Not alone is Walsh looking back to his best athletically and free of injury, but he’s become the focal point of the Kingdom attack. The former Sydney Swans player has clearly been a positive influence on the young players around him, in the same sort of way Kieran Donaghy had been up to his retirement.Positioned at full-forward, Walsh contested the throw-in at the start of both halves – coming up with possession on both occasions.His technique under the hop-ball was also notable. Walsh won a free in an early tussle with Darren Hughes, placing his left arm under the shoulder of Hughes and using his strength to push the midfielder out of his way.Walsh collected the ball and was fouled for an easy free for O’Shea to convert.While he spent most of his time at the edge of the square, Walsh did drop out to midfield on occasion when Kerry needed an ‘out ball’ or an extra body behind the ball.However, he’s proving to be a formidable aerial threat upfront and as a result has become a key part of Kerry’s plan of attack. On a number of occasions the likes of Tom O’Sullivan and Moynihan picked out Walsh with long kick-passes inside.In total, the hosts targeted Walsh with 13 kick-passes inside the Monaghan half and he came up with the ball on all but four occasions – a 70%  success rate. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Grippe H1N1 le vaccin est bien responsable des cas de narcolepsie

first_imgGrippe H1N1 : le vaccin est bien responsable des cas de narcolepsieJeudi, des scientifiques finlandais ont annoncé avoir confirmé le lien entre le vaccin Pandemrix prescrit contre la grippe H1N1 et l’augmentation du nombre de cas de narcolepsie observée chez des enfants, notamment en Finlande.Cette fois-ci, il n’y a plus de doute : le vaccin Pandemrix augmente bien le risque de narcolepsie. Jeudi, des scientifiques finlandais ont en effet annoncé qu’ils étaient parvenus à démontrer le lien entre la vaste campagne de vaccination organisée lors de la pandémie de grippe H1N1 et la hausse de l’incidence de ce trouble du sommeil. Une conséquence que plusieurs pays parmi lesquels la Finlande et la Suède, avaient dénoncée dès l’été 2010.À lire aussiÉpidémie de rougeole : New York déclare l’état d’urgence sanitaire et rend la vaccination obligatoireEn août, ceux-ci avaient en effet tiré la sonnette d’alarme après avoir observé de nombreux cas, alors que cette maladie qui se caractérise par une somnolence excessive est normalement assez rare. De plus, les médecins avaient été troublés par l’âge de la survenue et la sévérité des symptômes, incitant donc les autorités sanitaires à enquêter sur ce lien potentiel. L’Institut finlandais de la santé et du bien-être (THL) révèle donc aujourd’hui dans un communiqué : “Les groupes de travail nationaux sur la narcolepsie confirment (…) que le vaccin Pandemrix distribué au cours de l’hiver 2009-2010 était bien un facteur de l’accroissement des cas de narcolepsie dans la population des 4-19 ans.” En effet, selon les observations, dans cette classe d’âge, les patients vaccinés étaient 12,7 fois plus sujets à la narcolepsie que ceux qui n’ont pas reçu l’injection. Toutefois, l’étude souligne que ces sujets ayant développé la maladie présentaient des prédispositions génétiques. En outre, les chercheurs finlandais ont relevé que le Pandemrix n’avait pas provoqué de narcolepsie chez les enfants en-dessous de 4 ans ni chez les jeunes au-delà de 19 ans, rapporte l’AFP. Une balance bénéfice/risque positive Alors que la pandémie de 2009-2010 a provoqué la mort de 44 personnes en Finlande, le THL précise, en accord avec l’Agence européenne des médicaments, que malgré des cas “très malencontreux” de narcolepsie, le Pandemrix est utile et nécessaire. “Selon nos données, nous estimons que le vaccin contre la grippe A(H1N1) a évité 40.000 infections durant la saison 2009-2010 et encore 40.000 lors de la saison 2010-2011”, précise ainsi le THL qui rappelle toutefois que le vaccin ne doit être utilisé chez les sujets de moins de 20 ans que “dans les cas où des vaccins contre la grippe saisonnière sont indisponibles et uniquement si l’individu risque de développer des complications.”Le 1 septembre 2011 à 19:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Team Geeks Favorite Games of 2017

first_img2017 has been a pretty phenomenal year in gaming. With the introduction of Nintendo’s Switch, it certainly seems companies are playing to the strengths of the platform and making sure their properties look as wonderful and perform similarly (if not better) to the others we have been loyal to over the years. This year we’ve seen games that have advanced the industry and pushed developers to go further in 2018.  Here are a few of Geek’s favorites from the past twelve months.Animal Crossing Pocket CampSubmitted by Betty Felon As a longtime fan of the Animal Crossing franchise, I’ve been enjoying Animal Crossing Pocket Camp, the latest mobile installment of the game. Pocket Camp is a minimized version of the game that includes fishing, bug-catching, and running errands for your campers, without the stress of being the town mayor. Since I don’t really have the time to regularly play video games nowadays, Pocket Camp is the perfect slice-of-life mobile game that’s both cute and relaxing to play.Persona 5 Submitted by Tony PolancoJRPGs are great and all, but the genre has grown stale as of late. Thank goodness Persona 5 landed this year to invigorate the world of turn-based RPGs. Persona 5 takes everything that worked in the previous installment and improves on it in every way. Bigger, more dynamic dungeons. A rollercoaster ride of a story with plenty of twists and turns. And of course, an attention grabbing presentation that assaults eyes and ears with pure artistry. My only regret is not having enough time to replay Persona 5. It’s just so damn good!Gorogoa Submitted by K. Thor JensenPlenty of games are beautiful. Plenty of games are innovative. Plenty of games are meaningful. But it’s rare that one pulls off the hat trick like Gorogoa. Developer Jason Roberts has been grinding away on his unique puzzle game since 2011, and it was certainly worth the time in the oven. It’s a short experience – two or three hours to get through the whole thing – but every part of the game is there for a reason. All killer, no filler makes this long-awaited release my top pick of 2017. Bendy and the Ink Machine Submitted by Insha Fitzpatrick Indie games have ruled my life. For the past year, I’ve grown my Steam account to disgusting levels, and Bendy and the Ink Machine rules my current gameplay. Game developers TheMeatly creates something so simple, yet creepily bizarre. I’m a super fan of old-school animation. TheMeatly puts you smack in the middle of the narrative revealing an intriguing plot with tons of hidden secrets within an abandoned studio. Bendy and the Ink Machine is the right kind of indie game. The look and feel are dipped in pure black ink and sepia. You learn more about characters that look like Betty Boop, Goofy, and Bimbo (who Bendy’s character is modeled after, fight me) and a horror game with jump scares that’s better than any horror movie that came out this year. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildSubmitted by Jordan MinorIn a fantastic first year for the new Nintendo Switch, launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild stands out as not only the best game on the system, not only the best game of the year, but a new contender for one of the best games of all time. The gorgeous, lovingly crafted open-world and systems explode the idea of a Zelda game is supposed to be giving players the chance to explore and create their own thrilling, surprising, and personal adventures.NieR: AutomataSubmitted by Nick MangioneYoko Taro isn’t interested in making standard JRPGs or action games. He doesn’t let you play the savior. In NieR: Automata, it’s clear right away that not everything you’re doing is on the up and up. Some enemies don’t attack you at all. Others cry about how scared they are. Your partner insists they’re just making random sounds because robots don’t have feelings. At this point, you might think you know where the story is going. And for your first playthrough, the game is content to let you think you’re right. As you start to dig deeper, you see that it’s not about whether or not robots can be human. It’s about whether or not anyone or anything can be. It’s about whether anyone really knows how to be human and why we even try to begin with. There’s some great, thought-provoking sci-fi in here that’s worth putting in the work the game asks of you. It’s fun work too. Some people complained about the gameplay, but I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it. It combines bullet-hell shooter mechanics with a simplified (but deep if you choose to invest in it) character action combat system. And some of those enemy designs are seriously disturbing.Friday the 13th: The GameSubmitted by Keenan McClellandNot since playing Left 4 Dead have I had this much fun with a multiplayer horror title. When I heard IllFonic and Gun Media were developing a game based on the Friday the 13th franchise, I was beyond ecstatic and slapped some cash down on their Kickstarter! What struck me the most was how much of a labor of love the game was for themselves, as well as the fans. From the development videos, all the way up to its release. These devs shared everything with Friday fans because they knew it was up to them if this game took off or not. The game itself is a ton of fun, splitting counselors and a very cranky Jason Voorhees up on different Camp Crystal Lake maps. From here, it is up to the counselor to either work together (or not) and figure a way out before Jason claims his next victim in a “colorful” way. Leveling up different Jason’s and unlocking new kills is half the fun! Plus with constant updates to counselors including themed costumes, emotes and tapes; it’s never a slog being one. With Virtual Cabin 2.0 already out, I’ve seen a bit of what’s to come and all I gotta say is, I cannot wait to freeze some helpless teens head in liquid nitrogen and smash it to pieces in a galaxy far, far away… Yakuza 0 Submitted by Brittany VincentThe only reason I’m not writing about Persona 5 right now is because it was taken, because it was my favorite game of 2017. However, there was a close second in terms of what captured my attention and refused to let it go this year, and that game was Yakuza 0.  Yakuza 0 is a decadent and addictive combination of Japanese crime drama, dating sim, open-world title, and simulator. It deftly weaves all of these genres together to tell an engaging story that’ll grip you from the onset and make sure you don’t put the controller down until it’s shown you everything it has to offer. It’s an excellent beginning to the series, and a game that will likely ignite a lifelong love for the irreverent and always entertaining Yakuza series. And that’s a good thing, especially since there are still plenty more to come, at least for Western audiences. Plus, Kiryu is bae. Night in the WoodsSubmitted by Sheilah VillariNo game (for me) has quite nailed the desolation of growing up in a small town quite like Night in the Woods. I went to college in a small industrial mountain town and totally understand the dark and dreariness of the world we’re exploring here. We follow Mae who returns to her hometown after dropping out of school and all that comes with that. Isolation, depression, bleakness. But all is not as she left it in Possum Springs…there’s definitely something darker at work. The character designs are the perfect compliment to the story and backdrop. Like disturbingly adorable. The curse of the tiny town is alive and well and real in the world Infinite Fall has created. And if all else fails you can always just hang out with your childhood friends, play the bass, and hit up the Donut Wolf for fantastic yums!center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

WWE Smackdown Live Preview Styles to confront Bryan Trick or Street Fight

first_img Jamal Khashoggi Twitter Google+ Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced John Oliver Takes On The WWE WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia WWE Smackdown Live takes place tonight from Atlanta, Georgia.Scheduled for tonight’s show is a face off between WWE Champion AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan. This segment will end up being fairly significant tonight after it was reported earlier today that Bryan will not be traveling to Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel. Bryan was scheduled to challenge Styles for the WWE Championship this Friday.Also announced is a Trick or Street Fight Match between Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Bar and The New Days, days before the tag title rematch at Crown Jewel.WWE also teased the latest involving Jeff Hardy/Randy Orton/Rey Mysterio/The Miz and Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch retaining at will have live Smackdown results tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 CT.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Oliver Takes On The WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next John Oliver WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebookcenter_img Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Videos Articles Videos Articles Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Jim Cornette will be color commentator for brand new NWA studio wrestling series last_img