About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say RFEF president Rubiales delighted over Enrique impact with Spainby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRFEF president Luis Rubiales is delighted with the early impact of Luis Enrique.The former Barcelona coach has quickly turned Spain’s fortunes around as national team coach.It was Rubiales who sacked Julian Lopetegui as Spain coach ahead of the World Cup after the trainer agreed to be Real Madrid’s next manager.He said that “we have a new coach who we believe in a lot, Luis Enrique”. Lucho is “in a phase of reconstruction in which I believe he will put a country like Spain where they belong.”
ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 15: Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks for an open receiver against the TCU Horned Frogs in the third quarter during The AdvoCare Showdown at AT&T Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Dwayne Haskins has performed at a high level in his first season as Ohio State’s starting quarterback, impressing to the point that some considered he could leave for the 2019 NFL Draft.The star Ohio State quarterback, though, reportedly intends on returning to school.Bleacher Report NFL Draft analyst is reporting that school sources indicate Haskins will be back in Columbus in 2019.Haskins was not included in Miller’s 10 best quarterbacks for the 2019 NFL Draft list as a result:Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins is not listed, as school sources do not believe he will enter the 2019 NFL draft.This would be big news for Ohio State, as Haskins should develop into an even better quarterback for the 2019 season.The Buckeyes do have some nice depth behind him, though. Tate Martell has looked good in backup duty.Ohio State, meanwhile, is set to play at Maryland on Saturday. It’s a big game for Haskins, who is a Maryland native and former Terps’ commit.
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said on Sunday that the country’s independence is at stake under the rule of Narendra Modi and in the same breath, urged the people of the nation to shun their narrow self-interests and vote to oust the saffron party in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls.”I am very optimistic about the people’s front. The country is in a volatile situation under the rule of BJP. I will urge all the people of the country not to be carried away by self-interest and vote for toppling the Narendra Modi government at the Centre,” Banerjee said at Kolkata Airport, while leaving for Visakhapatnam to attend a United India rally. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAndhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telegu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu has invited Banerjee to address the rally. “They are trying to create fear psychosis among the people who have lost the right to express their independent opinion. An autocratic government is running at the Centre. The country’s democracy is at stake,” Banerjee asserted. She further slammed the Centre for taking over control of the investigating agencies, disinvestment in the public sector and pushing the farmers of the country into a disastrous situation. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”The Opposition should unite to oust the saffron party for saving the democracy of the country,” she reiterated. Banerjee will return to the city on Monday morning and will address an election meeting at Cooch Behar on April 4. She will campaign at Dhubri in Assam on April 5 and then will be speaking at 100 odd meetings in Bengal, in connection with the Lok Sabha polls. The state, which will be going to polls in seven phases, has 42 Lok Sabha seats. TMC has fielded candidates in nine out of 14 LS seats in Assam. It may be mentioned that it was Banerjee who had initiated the move to set up the United India front to oust Narendra Modi. On January 19, the historic United India rally was held in Kolkata, where leaders of 21 political parties took part. The rally was addressed by political veterans like Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah, former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda and Mallikarjun Kharge. There were youngsters like Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and Hardik Patel in the rally as well. M K Stalin had also addressed the rally. She was the first political leader to criticise the note ban announced by the Prime Minister on November 8, 2016. Over the years, economists of both national and international acclaim have pointed out the disaster which had hit the Indian economy due to the decision of the Narendra Modi government. In the 2014 election BJP had bagged three seats in Andhra Pradesh, but experts feel that the party has a slim chance of retaining them in 2019.
SriLankan Airlines said that the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka requires all airline crew members to undergo periodic random substance abuse testing. SriLankan Airlines today assured that it will adhere to the highest standards of safety and will not compromise in its duty to its passengers when carrying out periodic random substance abuse on technical crew.The safety and security of our customers will always be our first priority, the airline said. Any refusal to take such a test whilst on duty is tantamount to violation of the regulation issued by the Civil Aviation Authority and anyone doing so will be subject to disciplinary action as per existing regulations and procedures. (Colombo Gazette)
The Council, in a letter from its President, took note of Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s intention to appoint Volker Beck of Germany, Richard T. Cupitt of the United States, Roque Monteleone-Neto of Brazil and Victor S. Slipchenko of Russia to provide expert help.The Council sanctions committee was set up under resolution 1540, which was adopted last April and calls on countries to adopt legislative and administrative regulations to deal with WMD proliferation and to report within six months on their efforts to execute the measure’s requirements. The deadline for the first reports was at the end of October.The resolution fell under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, which gives the 15-member Council the power to enforce certain decisions through tribunals, embargoes or military force after all peaceful means of persuading delinquent Member States have been exhausted.
He is described as being of mixed race and his last known addresses were listed as ‘B’ Field Reserve, Sophia, ECD and Back Circle, East Ruimveldt. Inews had previously reported that Beckles, a labourer, had been hired by his neighbour, Tasho to do some work.However, an argument ensued between the two because Tasho reportedly failed to pay Beckles the amount he had promised. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUpdate: Sophia man murdered following cutlass brawl with neighbourJune 6, 2017In “Crime”“Short Boss” being hunted for murder of Timehri masonAugust 3, 2018In “Crime”Fugitive wanted in the US for murder of Guyanese caught by cops at LiliendaalMarch 14, 2018In “Crime” All information will be treated with the strictest confidence. Wanted: Troy TashoPolice have issued a wanted bulletin for 42-year-old Troy Tasho also known as “19” in relation to the Murder of Roy Beckles which occurred on Monday at ‘B’ Field, Sophia, East Coast Demerara (ECD). Their argument reportedly escalated to the point where both men armed themselves with cutlasses and started to trade blows.Dead: Roy BecklesTasho reportedly dodged his blows and managed to knock the cutlass out of Beckles’ hand. Beckles attempted to flee just after he was reportedly disarmed.However, the suspect reportedly gave chase, caught up with him some distance away and allegedly stabbed him once to the right shoulder.The suspect then fled the scene and has been on the run since.Beckles was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he succumbed while undergoing treatment.Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Troy Tasho a/k “19” is asked to contact the police on telephone numbers 229-2289, 229-2019, 222-2232, 229—2655, 225-6411, 225-8196, 225-2227, 225-0575, 911 or the nearest police station.
Marthinusen & Coutts (M&C) has launched a locally manufactured 55 kW, 6 pole 525 (550 v) scraper winch motor which has been specifically designed to meet the operating conditions in the South African mining industry. Thousands of such winch motors are currently in use at local mines but procurement pressures over the years have resulted in the quality of winch motors decreasing to the point where the motor MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) is very short for new winches and subsequent repair costs are very high.This is exacerbated because many companies have historically used low volume manufacturing techniques to produce these motors resulting in less than satisfactory quality and performance. However, M&C says it identified the opportunity to design and manufacture a quality, competitively priced winch motor based on the increasing cost of electricity, the high installed base, Eskom’s demand on consumers to reduce energy consumption and the limited investment into local high volume manufacturing of these motors.Designated the MAC-200 premium winch motor, the new motor has been under development for 18 months with several prototypes having been built and tested. Henk de Swart, the company’s engineering director, says M&C has had wide exposure to repairing electric winch motors and improving the performance of such motors used in the South African mining industry. “We have a major advantage because we have repaired these motors for many years and thus we have an intimate knowledge of what works and what doesn’t. Repairs are undertaken at our Rustenburg facility which is the largest dedicated low voltage repair facility in Africa. An example of where we reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) is at Anglo Coal, where in 2007 we reduced repair and purchasing costs by more than 50% over four years, and this included capital costs. Motor uptime also increased three-fold during that period.”De Swart says parameters taken into consideration for local manufacture included the need to design specifically for South African operating conditions, the use of South African materials and labour as far as possible; all of which puts money back into the local economy. “The MAC-200 winch motor has been engineered with TCO in mind. We have covered all bases. The motor complies with the required specifications for all mines and there has been no compromise in terms of quality, performance or efficiency. Verified full load test results are available. In fact, in collaboration with mining houses we are currently undertaking plant tests to quantify the improved performance and TCO of these motors. The design has been optimised to allow mass production to ensure that the product is brought to market at a competitive, acceptable price without compromising quality.” M&C has also made a significant investment in mass production in order to meet the anticipated demand and to sustain production levels.
MOTHER’S DAY IS coming up next Sunday.Don’t be the person who buys a card and wilted flowers at the Maxol on the way home. Here are some pure Irish (and Irish-designed) cards to delight the mammy.1. Source: Designist2. Source: Designist3. Source: twisteddoodles4. Source: Designist5. Source: Designist6. Source: twisteddoodles7. Source: Designist8. Source: Designist9. Source: DesignistAll cards are available to buy at the links below the images.Do you know someone making quirky Irish Mother’s Day cards? Email email@example.com.More: 10 text messages in your inbox, and what they REALLY mean>More: Angry baby easily wins argument with her dad>
Médecine : les innovations qui ont marqué 2010Retour, en ce mois de décembre, sur quelques innovations médicales qui ont marqué l’année 2010.L’année 2010 a été une année importante en matière d’avancée technologique et médicale. Dans le domaine de la greffe, notamment, les progrès sont impressionnants. Ainsi, une équipe de chirurgiens français a pu opérer la première greffe totale de visage réussie, devançant leurs confrères espagnols qui avaient fait une première tentative de greffe, moins concluante. Le développement d’organes bio-artificiels se voit développé grâce aux recherches effectuées notamment sur les foies bio-artificiels. Autre avancée étonnante : la reconstruction le mois dernier de la trachée de patients à partir de tissus prélevés sur le patient lui-même.À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?La génétique n’est pas non plus en reste. Ainsi lors d’expériences menées sur des souris, les chercheurs ont pu développer une protéine qui permet d’améliorer l’état des cellules rétiniennes dans des cas de rétinites pigmentaires, une maladie incurable qui fait perdre progressivement la vue. Par ailleurs, un scientifique américain a développé le séquençage de son ADN afin de pouvoir initier un traitement préventif pour les maladies ou troubles qu’il pourrait éventuellement contracter ou subir à l’avenir en fonction de ses antécédents familiaux inscrits dans son code génétique. On aura pu aussi purifier un prélèvement de moelle épinière chez un patient canadien atteint de troubles vasculaires, et y extrayant les cellules-souches, les lui injecter dans le coeur. Cette expérimentation a pu améliorer la fonction cardiaque du patient de 50%. Retrouvez les 10 innovations médicales de l’année, détaillées dans notre dossier spécial : https://www.maxisciences.com/innovation/les-10-innovations-de-l-039-annee-en-medecine_art10878.htmlLe 10 décembre 2010 à 11:47 • Emmanuel Perrin
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Division of Forestry continues to make spruce beetle-killed trees on selected state land on the Kenai Peninsula available for the public to harvest as personal-use firewood, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The beetle outbreak has killed spruce trees on thousands of acres of state land, generating interest by Alaskans in using the wood to keep their homes warm, and to help maintain healthy forests. The permit costs $10 per cord of wood, with a three-cord minimum and a ten-cord maximum per year. Areas where cutting is allowed are marked with signs, and the limits of allowable cutting areas are flagged with surveyor’s tape. Kenai/Kodiak Area Forester Hans Rinke: “Cutting down and removing beetle-killed trees helps improve public safety and forest health, and reduces the danger of wildland fire. The division has designated beetle kill areas that are open to firewood cutting, and is assessing whether to allow cutting in other areas with significant beetle kill.” Firewood cutting on any state land requires a permit, available at local state forestry division offices, or at the division’s website athttps://dnr.alaska.gov/FPS/.
Gov. Bill Walker has named four new members to the University of Alaska Board of Regents, changing its geographic composition.Of the four members removed, three hailed from Anchorage. Only one replacement comes from the city. Sheri Buretta chairs the Chugach Alaska board of directors, and serves on the board of the Alaska Federation of Natives. Andy Teuber of Kodiak chairs the Alaska Native Health Tribal Health Consortium, and he replaces another Kodiak member. Lisa Parker was appointed from Soldotna, and she handles government affairs for the Apache Corporation. Fairbanks gains a member with John Davies, a former state legislator who now works for the Cold Climate Housing Research Center.With four members, Fairbanks now has the most representation on the 11-person board. A spokesperson for the governor says the governor desired “more regional representation.”
A cell in the punitive segregation unit at the Anchorage Correctional Complex. (Photo by Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)The Department of Corrections and the ACLU are working together to reform the department’s solitary confinement practices. They brought in a team of experts from New York University to tour facilities and their segregation units this week and develop suggestions that will improve conditions for both inmates and staff.Listen nowThrough heavy metal doors of the Anchorage Correctional Complex, down a plain white hallway, is a plain white room lined with tiny two-person cells. Day light seeps in through thin slits in the cell walls falling on shiny metal toilets that are just feet from where the inmates sleep and eat. This is the punitive segregation unit at the Anchorage Correctional Complex. Inmates who live there have some access to phones, visiting hours, puzzle books, and other activities, but they’re in their white cells for the vast majority of the day.“Segregation is known to be psychologically detrimental to those who are in there for any length of time,” Bruce Busby, DOC’s director of Instiutions said.A 2015 report from the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics showed just over 4 percent of all federal and state inmates nationwide were in restricted housing in 2012. Busby said in Alaska, it was closer to 10 percent.“The problem is it’s really easy, and I’m going to call it lazy, right?” Busby said. “An inmate does a bad thing and we just throw them in seg. It’s easy for us. It’s hard on the individual.”But recently the department has tried to reduce that number – it’s currently at 8.5 percent. Busby said the department is looking for alternative ways to punish disciplinary problems whenever possible.“If you have an inmate who is always going to be bashing heads out in general pop, he has no business being in general pop,” Busby said. “If it’s an inmate who has a drug problem, maybe we can intercede in another way, maybe through treatment or alternative sanctions.”That includes things like restricting access to commissary or requiring work service.Busby said many people also choose restricted housing because they fear for their safety in the general population. He said the department is looking at different housing options that make people feel safer.“We want to house the goldfish with the goldfish and the sharks with the sharks,” Busby said.And making prisons safer is one of the main goals of reforming segregation practices according to Dan Pacholke, a researcher with New York University who was invited to Alaska by the DOC and the ACLU.“We want safe, humane environments,” Pacholke said. “You can reduce segregation rates and create safer environments both for staff and offenders at the same time.”Those are things Pacholke accomplished during his 33 years with the Washington state corrections system. He says when walking through the Anchorage facility, he noticed that staff seemed thoughtful and inmates didn’t shout as he passed by and greeted them — all positive indicators about conditions in the institution.The department is also learning from other institutions across the country to help inmates who are in segregation learn social skills and coping skills. Busby said they now have tables at the Spring Creek Correctional Center with handcuffs strung through them. That way inmates can sit together and have group sessions without hurting each other. Some cells also have fenced in porch-like areas that let them talk to people in the day room but not physically interact.Other new innovations try to combat the effects of sensory deprivation.The Green Room at the Anchorage Correctional Complex will soon be painted and allow inmates a chance to immerse themselves in nature imagery and sounds.Soon segregated inmates will be able to sit alone in a secured, green-painted room with a giant flat screen TV and immerse themselves in sounds and images of nature – everything from snow falling to flamingos playing. Other prisons in the US have shown it reduces stress and anxiety and can de-escalate situations before they get violent.NYU researcher Sandy Mullins said that segregation doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and over the next few months and years they’ll be looking at everything from Alaska’s policies and procedures regarding entering and leaving segregation to what’s influencing inmate behavior.Mullins said segregation is a tool for disrupting behavior, not an answer in and of itself. She said we need to remember that almost everyone who is incarcerated, will at some point be released.“You want to do no harm,” Mullins said. “You don’t want to create a person who’s more person than when they came in. So while prison isn’t inherently therapeutic, it can definitely be more humane. More of a generative environment where people are growing and thinking and more ready to be on the outside.”The move toward reforming segregation in Alaska’s prisons was prompted by the local ACLU, which was concerned about youth being placed in solitary when at adult facilities. The process will include interviews with prison staff and current and former inmates, and doesn’t have a set timeline yet.
Amberpet: The piled-up garbage in nala near Golnaka bridge slaughter house caught fire on Friday, causing a scare and panic among residents of nearby colonies, as thick smoke emerged. They heaved a sigh of relief after a fire fighter put out the blaze. The Kacheguda and Ambarpet police reviewed the situation.Speaking to The Hans India, the residents stated that that the piled-up garbage included thermocol boxes, cardboards, plastic and other wastes thrown by nearby ice cream company and fish market besides local residents. They said similar fire mishaps had occurred in the past. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us The residents expressed anxiety that the piled up garbage was causing foul smell and was likely to result in ailments among people living near the nala. They contended that people were throwing wastes into the nala and also in the Musi river because of lack of parapet wall/fencing, with an appeal to the public representatives to arrange construction of the parapet wall or install a fencing as a permanent solution to prevent accumulation of garbage in the nala and the Musi.
Mikayla DemaiterMikayla Demaiter Official Instagram (mikaylademaiter)Mikayla Demaiter is setting pulses racing with her social media snaps. In fact, she has reportedly been called the “world’s sexiest ice hockey goalkeeper.” One look at her social media and it isn’t hard to see why.The athlete is quite active on social media, teasing her fans with sizzling snaps. Reportedly Demaiter, from Chatham in Ontario, plays for the Bluewater Hawks in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League. Like all hockey players, The 19-year-old has to keep herself covered from head to toe in protective clothing when she is on the ice. But on her Instagram, she sheds her protective gear and opts for scanty swimwear. This choice of clothing has gained her a following of nearly 12,000 followers. The hockey player sure knows how to work the camera. She sends her fans into a tizzy with her naughty snaps.Her career as an athlete has just begun, but it looks like Mikayla already wants to branch out. Could it be that Mikayla is interested in becoming a social media influencer? However, she also posts action shots of herself in the rink. These posts don’t seem to gather as much attention. We have to say, Mikayla needs to pick an angle which works for her and we don’t mean the photographic one. Mikayla DemaiterMikayla Demaiter Official Instagram (mikaylademaiter)The athlete is trying to juggle both sides of her life in one account, which does seem reasonable, but may not give her the results she desires. Mikayla may have a tough task ahead of her. Pulling off the balancing act of portraying herself as a serious athlete with a fun and sexy side might be difficult.But if she can garner attention for her sultry snaps and make those fans stay for her prowess in the rink. Then she will achieve another level of success, which may very well launch her career into a whole other level. A marketable face. Isn’t that what all athletes desire? Apart from being the best in their sport? You can check out the pic here: Mikayla DemaiterMikayla Demaiter Official Instagram (mikaylademaiter)
By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, firstname.lastname@example.orgIn the AFRO’s “Race and Politics” column published Nov. 21, I wrote the following about the destructive and insidious effects of blight on mostly Black, Brown and poor communities in our city:530 N. Stricker St. #IsThisYourHouse #FightBlightBeMore (Photo by Sean Yoes)To state the obvious, Baltimore blight is ubiquitous like summer humidity. Take the harrowing West Baltimore gauntlet of Fulton Ave., for example. Drive up Fulton from the passenger seat perspective, and attempt to take in the structural and spiritual pathology of those neighborhoods. I do it all the time and every time it literally takes my breath away.For several weeks, the AFRO has published photos of blighted properties around the city with the headline, “Baltimore Blight, Is this your house?” Now, we are asking our readers to contribute to our efforts exposing the dangers of blight on our communities with a focus on crafting solutions to this pervasive problem. If there is a blighted property (and there are thousands in the city) you would like to bring attention to, take a pic of it and send it to: email@example.com, along with any background information you may have on the property, and use the hashtags, #isthisyourhouse and #FightBlightBmore, in the subject line of your email. Also, if you want to participate directly in the battle to eradicate blight in Baltimore, contact Nneka Nnamdi, whose work in this area is vital. She is the founder of Fight Blight Bmore, connect with her at: fightblightbmore.com.
Watch Live Full Schedule Roster In doubles, Duke (8-11, 2-6 ACC) quickly took the opening point, prevailing 6-0 at third position before clinching the round with a 6-2 victory at No. 2 court. The remaining match featuring Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff and Fabien Salle of Louisville (13-9, 26-6 ACC) was abandoned with the pair trailing 5-3 at No. 1 position. Next Match: ILLINOIS STATE 3/31/2019 | 7:00 p.m. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Despite a pair of three-set matches and three tiebreakers, the University of Louisville men’s tennis team was unable to best Duke, falling 4-1, to the Blue Devils Sunday afternoon at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. Box Score Preview Story Links In singles, the Blue Devils extended their lead with a 6-4, 6-4 No. 6 victory, while the Cards soon knotted the match with their lone win of the day, a 6-1, 6-4 fourth-flight result for Sergio Hernandez. As the match progressed, Morin-Kougoucheff and Federico Gomez overcame first set losses to send their matches to third sets, but both would eventually be abandoned with the Louisville players leading in each. Duke then wrapped up the match victory with consecutive wins at No. 3 (6-1, 7-6 (5)) and No. 2 (7-6 (2), 6-4) positions. “(It’s) disappointing. I felt like we had great momentum after the Miami match,” said head coach Rex Ecarma following the match. “We had some chances, but when you lose close sets like that, then you’re going to get beat. They were a little bit more clutch than we were.” Order of finish: 3,2 Print Friendly Version Order of finish: 6,4,3,2 Rex Ecarma Interview Live Stats Matchup History RESULTSSingles1. Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff (UL) vs. #75 Nick Stachowiak (DUKE), 4-6, 6-3, 4-0 (unfinished)2. Spencer Furman (DUKE) def. Brandon Lancaster (UL), 7-6 (2), 6-43. Catalin Mateas (DUKE) def. Fabien Salle (UL), 6-1, 7-6 (5)4. Sergio Hernandez (UL) def. Sean Sculley (DUKE), 6-1, 6-45. Federico Gomez (UL) vs. Vincent Lin (DUKE), 6-7 (6), 7-5, 1-0 (unfinished)6. Jason Lapidus (DUKE) def. Clement Filho (UL), 6-4, 6-4 The Cardinals will return to the court Sunday evening for the second match of their doubleheader as they take on Illinois State at 7 p.m. at Bass-Rudd. Louisville will then return to ACC competition next Friday with a match at Clemson which is set for 5 p.m. Sergio Hernandez Ramirez Interview Doubles1. Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff/Fabien Salle (UL) vs. Nick Stachowiak/Jason Lapidus (DUKE), 3-5 (unfinished)2. Catalin Mateas/Sean Sculley (DUKE) def. Federico Gomez/Alex Wesbrooks (UL), 6-23. Spencer Furman/Vincent Lin (DUKE) def. George Hedley/Fredrik Moe (UL), 6-0
In a pre-NBA Finals interview with ESPN‘s Rachel Nichols, LeBron James revealed that he called the front office to voice his opposition to trading Kyrie Irving during the past offseason. He also described his often contentious relationship with Dan Gilbert as a “great working relationship,” and said “we’ll see” when asked if ownership will play a part in his ultimate offseason decision.Today in The Herd, Colin said LeBron’s comments in the interview, and other recent examples examples sound a lot like someone in a relationship that’s laying the groundwork for his eventual break up. LeBron is notoriously cryptic on social media, but Colin thinks James’ comments are a clear signal he’s ready to break up with the Cavs.Watch Colin: Advertisement