first_imgThe Indian preference for boys is skewing the country’s gender ratio, according to the latest census data.The 2011 census found 914 girls for every 1,000 boys under the age of 6. Worldwide the distribution is 986 girls for 1,000 boys. With 774 girls to 1,000 boys, Haryana has the worst gender disparity.  The head of India’s census agency said the gender disparity, which was earlier pronounced in Northern states, has now spread throughout the country. Ranjana Kumari, head of the Centre for Social Research, told the BBC, “It’s almost like first step toward eradication of humanity itself — because if there are no mothers, there’ll be no children, and there is going to be nobody ever born.” Demographers estimate that 600,000 girls go “missing” in India every year, primarily because of pervasive sex selection practices and infanticide, accounting for the disparityUnion Minister Farooq Abdullah cautioned, “The day is not far when there will be no girls to marry and we’ll all become gays. That might happen.”  Related Itemslast_img read more

first_imgChaibasa(Jharkhand), Apr 23 (PTI) Three JMM MLAs from West Singhbhum district were tonight taken into preventive custody in view of the Jharkhand bandh called by the party in protest against the domicile policy recently notified by the state government.The bandh was called even though Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to visit Jamshedpur in adjoining East Singhbhum district tomorrow, where he will address a function organised on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj diwas at JRD Tata sports complex.”We have taken three JMM MLAs – Dipak Birua (Chaibasa constituency), Niral Purty (Majhgaon) and Shashibhusan Samad (Chakradharpur) along with 16 party workers into preventive custody in view of the bandh called by them,” Superintendent of Police, Michael Raj S told PTI.The three MLAs were rounded up while they were staging a street corner play to mobilise support for tomorrows bandh.JMM has described the policy as anti-Jharkhand and not in the interest of adivasis and moolvasis.Meanwhile, security arrangement has been tightened in the steel city of Jamshedpur in view of the PM?s visit as well as the bandh.Police has made it clear that it would deal strictly with those indulging in violence on the pretext of bandh. PTI COR BS SUS SMJlast_img read more

first_imgHarbhajan Singh was yet again involved in an ugly on-field incident in the Indian Premier League, this time with Mumbai Indians teammate, Ambati Rayudu during their game against Rising Pune Supergiants last evening. (Full IPL Coverage)In the 11th over of the RPS innings, Saurabh Tiwary had pulled a short delivery from Harbhajan to the mid-wicket fence. Rayudu and Tim Southee converged on the ball and despite a good effort by the former, the ball crossed the fence.Harbhajan, known for his fiery outbursts, let off some steam at Rayudu, who charged menacingly at his senior. However, it was Bhajji who tried to cool things down and put an arm around Rayudu. But the Hyderabadi batsman rejected Bhajji’s extended hand and walked back to his fielding position, infuriated.However, both Harbhajan and Rayudu were seen celebrating the fall of a Pune wicket and appeared to be in good spirits.Harbhajan has had a torrid time this season, picking five wickets from nine matches. He was part of the Indian team for the T20 series against Australia and Sri Lanka, the Asia Cup T20 and the ICC World Twenty20. However, the 35-year-old was selected for only one game (vs UAE in the Asia Cup) and overlooked for the rest of the season.This is not the first time that Harbhajan has been involved in an ugly scuffle on the field. Back in 2008, he had slapped S. Sreesanth, who was then appearing for Kings XI Punjab. Both players were banned for the rest of the inaugural season.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgLionel Messi, often dubbed as the ‘Messiah of Football’, has hung up his boots and retired from the international arena.After a disappointing loss against Chile in the Copa America final that was played on Sunday, Messi announced that he will not be playing international football anymore.The Argentine centre forward has been acclaimed as one of the greatest footballers of all time. It is certainly a huge upset for his football fans around the world.Messi had just celebrated his 29th birthday on June 23. While he will not be donning the ‘Albiceleste’ (Indigo and white) jersey anymore, Messi will show his magic at club level with his alma matre Barcelona Football Club.On this day of shock, we bring to you 16 facts about Lionel Messi:Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

first_imgSri Lanka Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said he is willing to order a probe on the 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka following concerns raised by former captain-turned-minister Arjuna Ranatunga.”Let anyone make a written complain I am ready to order an investigation,” Jayasekera told reporters here today.Ranatunga, who was present at the Wankhede Stadium as a commentator, had said that Sri Lankan performance on the day was questionable and it must be investigated.Jayasekera’s response came after comments made by his predecessor Mahindananda Aluthgamage who was also present at the match where Sri Lanka surrendered to India after posting an impressive 274.Aluthgamage told a local TV yesterday that the managers report had claimed that a senior Sri Lankan player had smoked as many as over 50 cigarettes in the dressing room during the game and the then captain offered to resign immediately after the game without any reason to do so.He said there were many such suspicious incidents concerning the game which he told the then cricket management committee to probe.The controversy over the 2011 final raged after Sri Lankas first ever loss to Zimbabwe in the ODIs.In an apparent bit to hit back at Ranatunga, Kumar Sangakkara, who was captain in the final, called for a probe on the decision made to tour Pakistan in 2009 despite serious player safety concerns.The Sri Lankan team bus was attacked by gunmen in Lahore injuring several players which eventually led to all international team deciding not to tour Pakistan.advertisementRanatunga was the local cricket boss at the time.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Aug 16, 2017 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with Captions released today. To view thumbnails of these photographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.com NATIONAL Ahmedabad: Huma Qureshi visits Gandhi Ashram(B) Bhubaneswar: Paramedical students take precautions against swine flu(B) New Delhi: Sharad Yadav adresses a press conference(A+B) New Delhi : Press conference after a Cabinet meeting(A+B) Mumbai: Lakme Fashion Week(B+A) New Delhi: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad address the press (B+A) New Delhi: Rosy Pelicans(A+B) New Delhi: Pram services launch at Delhi zoo(B) New Delhi: Jitendra Singh addressing the media(A+B) Bengaluru: Rahul inaugurates Indira Canteen(A+B) New Delhi: A pair of rhinoceros(A) New Delhi: A group of dear(A) Dharamsala: Sushil Kumar Shinde with Virbhadra in Dharamsala (A) Morigaon: Flood in Morigaon(B+A) Lucknow: Protest in Lucknow(B) Kolkata: Vendors wait for customers(A) New Delhi: Monkeys playing with water in New Delhi(B) Gopalganj: Flood in Bihar(B) New Delhi: Satyarthi meets Vice President in Delhi(B) Kolkata: Bhawani Bhawan inauguration(A) New Delhi: Yechury addresses a press conference(A+B) Balurghat: Overflow of Atreyee river in Balurghat(A) Kolkata: Bus services were disrupted due to floods in North Bengal(A) New Delhi: MoU between EESL and Indian Oil Corporation, HPCL and Bharat Petroleum(B) Ahmedabad: Janmashtami festival in Ahmedabad(A) Bhubaneswar: Protest in Bhubaneshwar(B) Ranchi: Lalu arrives in ranchi(B) Amritsar: Harsimrat addresses media in Amritsar(B) Kolkata: hand rikshaw puller carry a clay ido(B) Kolkata: A man passes with his bicycle at a city street in Kolkata(A) Mumbai : Protest in Mumbai(B) Bengaluru : Rain in Bengaluru(B) Chennai: Heavy downpour in Chennai(A+B) New Delhi: Venkaiah Naidu meets Nitin Gadkari(A) Guntur : two-year- old boy rescued by NDRF from borewell(B) New Delhi: Ananth Kumar and Mansukh L. Mandaviya at press conference(A) South Salmara : Flood in assam (A) INTERNATIONAL Duisburg : Duisburg Zoo(B) Duttweiler : Grape harvest in Germany(B) Jakarta : Independence Day at the parliament building in Jakarta(A) Paju : Visitors watch the north side through the glass showing a map of the border area(A) Haichung : Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, shakes hands with Chinese Northern Theater Command Commander Gen Song Puxuan(A) Altheim-Walhausen : Hen adopts ducklings(B) SPORTS Colombo : Upul Tharanga speaks during a media briefing(A) PTI PHOTO GCS UPTO 126 ANB ANBadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After another dismal season, neither Tom Coughlin nor New York Giants management gave any indication whether the 69-year-old coach would be returning after missing the playoffs for a fourth straight.The final game for the Giants (6-10) was much like many others this season. New York had its chances and squandered them in a 35-30 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.Co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch aren’t expected to wait long in making a decision on not only Coughlin, but also General Manager Jerry Reese and Personnel Director Marc Ross.It could be a clean sweep. The bottom line is there will be changes. The glory days (2007 and ’11) during which Coughlin led the Giants to two Super Bowls are a distant memory“The frustration continues,” said Coughlin, who has a year left on his contract. “You’ve got your questions prepared for what direction I’m going in, I’m not going to answer anything about that. The season just ended, there will be time for that.”There have been reports that Coughlin will resign, and some point to his having his family on the sideline at the end of the game as evidence of that.However, Coughlin is a fighter so walking away seems out of character.The Giants had a great chance to win for Coughlin. They were ready to take a 13-point lead late in the third quarter when they game changed on an 83-yard fumble return for a touchdown by former Giant Walter Thurmond after Eli Manning was sacked.“Everyone in this organization tried real hard not to talk about it, but we knew who we were playing this game for, and let’s finish,” Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara said. “It feels like we let that person down.”The Eagles (7-9) didn’t wait for the end of the season to start changing things. Chip Kelly was fired Dec. 29 after Philadelphia missed the playoffs for the second straight season.Kelly was given control of personnel moves this season and he made a lot of bad ones, releasing three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson, trading two-time All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy and signing running back DeMarco Murray.Sam Bradford, who Kelly acquired from the Rams, threw two short touchdown passes to Jordan Matthews, the last one with 9:19 to play to give the Eagles a 35-27 lead to get a win for interim coach Pat Shurmur.“After going through what we went through this week, it wasn’t easy on anyone,” said Bradford, who was 30 of 38 for 320 yards. “I’m so proud of the guys in that locker room and the way they rallied around Pat.”Josh Brown added his third field goal for the Giants with 4:30 to go to cut the gap to five points. New York’s defense got the ball back with 1:43 to play, but the offense turned the ball over on downs at their own 42.Rashad Jennings rushed for a season-high 170 yards and scored a touchdown for the Giants. Manning threw touchdown passes of 9 yards to Will Tye and 45 to Rueben Randle.“That is a guy that has so much command in the room, so much respect amongst his peers and us,” Jennings said of Coughlin. “We will fight for him, continue to follow him and there is no doubt in my mind that (he) is the man for the job.(TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgAerial view of the half-time show at the 1984 Rose Bowl Game between UCLA and Illinois.Aerial view of the half-time show at the 1984 Rose Bowl Game between UCLA and Illinois, Pasadena, California, January 2, 1984. UCLA won the game, 45 – 9. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)The 2018 college football season here. This means it’s prediction time.ESPN college football reporter Mark Schlabach has released his initial bowl projections for the upcoming season.Who does he have making the College Football Playoff? Who does he have playing for the national title?Here are some of his picks:CFB Playoff at the Orange BowlClemson vs. WashingtonCFB Playoff at the Cotton BowlAlabama vs. WisconsinTexas BowlOklahoma State vs. Texas A&MCamping World BowlFlorida State vs. TCUAlamo BowlUSC vs. West VirginiaPeach BowlGeorgia vs. Ohio StateGator BowlLSU vs. PurdueFiesta BowlBoise State vs. Notre DameRose BowlMichigan vs. StanfordOutback BowlFlorida vs. Michigan StateSugar BowlAuburn vs. OklahomaCitrus BowlMiami vs. North CarolinaYou can view their full bowl predictions here.last_img read more

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 25, 2019UPDATED: January 25, 2019 12:03 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Honor View 20’s price in India could start at Rs 35,999The Honor View 20 will go up against the OnePlus 6T in this segmentThe Honor View 20 is set to launch in India on January 29The Honor View 20 is set to launch in India on Tuesday, January 29 after being globally announced earlier this week in Paris. We know that the new Honor flagship comes with a punch-hole display, a 48MP camera and a Kirin 980 chipset, among other things. We also know that the View 20 will be exclusively sold on Amazon India. What is still a mystery is the pricing, but it seems that too has now leaked out.According to a report, the Honor View 20’s price in India will start at Rs 35,999, which keeps in line with past rumours as well. This will be for the base model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. We expect Honor to launch the 8GB + 128GB variant as well, but there is no detail on its pricing as of now. If the price is true, this means the View 20 will directly take on the OnePlus 6T which is available at Rs 37,999.The Honor View 20 brings a few firsts for the company. It is the company’s first smartphone with a hole in the display and it is also the world’s first smartphone with a 48MP rear camera. The Honor View 20 somes with a glass and metal design with a unique look on the back which involves V-shaped pattern embedded in the glass and a gradient colour scheme in Midnight Black and Blue Sapphire. Both these colour options will be coming to India as per the latest report.The View 20 offers a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2310 pixels) TFT LCD display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 91.8 per cent screen-to-body ratio. It also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, IR blaster, and a USB Type-C port. It is powered by an octa-core Kirin 980 chipset with Dual NPU for advanced AI and machine learning computation. The V20 houses a 4,000mAh battery with super fast charge support and runs Android Pie with Magic UI 2.0 on topadvertisementHonor’s newest flagship sports a 48MP Sony IMX586 CMOS rear camera that aims to offer superior clarity and detail. The camera also uses pixel binning technology to merge four 0.8 micron pixels into one to offer a large 1.6 micron pixels when using the 12MP mode.There is also a secondary ToF (Time of Flight) camera on board to obtain depth information. Up front, the View 20 gets a 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture housed in the cutout.ALSO READ | Honor View 20 launched with punch-hole display, 48MP camera: Price, specs, India launch detailsALSO READ | Honor View 20 quick review: A hole new experienceGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow HonorFollow Honor View 20Follow Honor V20 Honor View 20 price in India leaked with color variants ahead of January 29 launchFollowing its global launch in Paris, the Honor View 20 will be coming to India next week on Tuesday, January 29. advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Canada’s WonderlandCanada’s Wonderland was Canada’s first amusement park and still is the country’s largest. The sprawling attraction covers more than 330 acres not far from downtown Toronto. It’s an icon of the amusement park scene (yes, that’s really a thing) to which bucket list travelers venture from all over the world to experience.Yukon Striker is set to debut in April 2019. If the ride seems like a little too much seat-of-your-pants terror, the park is also home to 16 tamer (read lamer) roller coasters. When you’re done with those, you can ride the Jumpin’ Jet and Lucy’s Tugboat with the other eight-year-olds. Could You Handle a Marathon, 20-Hour Nonstop Flight? All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH center_img Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms If you live to be scared senseless — the sort of person who loves things like wing-walking,  riding human catapults, and wildwiring — you’re no doubt a roller coaster fan. However, even the world’s most eye-popping coasters can get stale, which is why designers are compelled to build their next rides taller, longer, and faster. In 2019, Canada’s Wonderland is looking to top them all (literally) with an all-new, one-of-a-kind, record-setting dive coaster.Let’s cut to the headline: Yukon Striker will be the “the longest, fastest, and tallest dive roller coaster in the world.” For those not in-the-know, a dive coaster has a “straight vertical drop with riders facing down (that) creates a different ride experience.” Even if you’re not a coaster aficionado, the stats are indeed impressive. During the 3.5-minute ride, passengers will cover 3,625 feet (roughly the length of 12 football fields) at a maximum speed of 80 miles per hour.But the raw numbers don’t tell the whole story of this monster. The record-setting coaster features four complete inversions (that’s being turned upside-down, then righted) including a 360-degree loop which is reportedly the first of its kind for a dive coaster. Yukon Stiker’s pièce de résistance, however, is its massive, 245-foot vertical drop, the highest for any dive coaster in the world. Passengers are suspended for three seconds at the top of the descent before plunging back to earth and into an underground tunnel. The best part? The ride is completely floorless for “enhanced visibility” — marketing jargon for “really, really terrifying.” The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Nowlast_img read more

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve allegations that it violated rules of Massachusetts’ Medicaid program.Federal and Massachusetts authorities allege that Minneapolis-based Target violated federal and state False Claims Acts by automatically refilling Medicaid recipients’ prescriptions and seeking payment from Medicaid.Massachusetts is among several states that prohibit pharmacies from automatically refilling Medicaid prescriptions without the beneficiary’s explicit request. The policy is designed to prevent wasted or unnecessary prescriptions that would be reimbursed with taxpayer funds.Authorities say Target pharmacies knowingly and routinely enrolled MassHealth beneficiaries in the auto-refill program, then billed MassHealth. The practice continued until Target sold its pharmacy business to CVS Health in late 2015.Target didn’t reply to a message seeking comment, though authorities say the company denied wrongdoing. There has been no determination of liability.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Sri Lanka has offered Papua New Guinea assistance in the education sector, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today.High Commissioner Somasundaram Skandakumar presented his credentials as Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to the Papua New Guinea Governor General Robert Dadae. The Governor General also highlighted the need to build on economic relations. High Commissioner Skandakumar offered Sri Lanka’s assistance in the education sector.Noting that free education and healthcare have been enjoyed by Sri Lankans throughout the country since independence, the High Commissioner highlighted that despite the protracted conflict, successive Governments have ensured that education and healthcare facilities were provided without disruption to all areas even during that period. The Governor General noted that Sri Lanka was rich in the education sector and PNG has received a large number of Sri Lankan academics as well as teachers in the past. The High Commissioner also briefed the Governor General on other developments in Sri Lanka, and noted that both countries have suffered from the devastating effects of natural disasters in recent times due to extreme climatic conditions.High Commissioner Skandakumar conveyed Sri Lanka’s condolences and empathy with the people of Papua New Guinea on the devastation caused by the earthquake in March 2018 in the remote Highlands region.The Governor General noted that sports is another potential area for future cooperation and given the High Commissioner’s own expertise in the game of cricket requested his assistance to help develop the game in Papua New Guinea where it is gaining popularity. High Commissioner Skandakumar invited the Foreign Minister to visit Sri Lanka when he is next in the region.The newly appointed Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka PNG Friendship Foundation hosted the High Commissioner to a welcome dinner where the High Commissioner was able to interact with the Sri Lankan community in Port Moresby. (Colombo Gazette) High Commissioner Skandakumar also called on Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Rimbink Pato, and Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Barbara Age. The High Commissioner requested Papua New Guinea to consider visa facilitation for Sri Lankan businesses and proposed to identify synergies through which the two countries could work towards improving trade and economic relations. Enhancing cooperation in tourism, agriculture, human resources development, SMEs, garments industry and interaction between business communities were other areas that were discussed. Following the ceremony at the Government House, the Governor General held a one to one discussion with the High Commissioner and expressed the hope that the two countries could build on the cordial relations. read more

TORONTO – A combined Leon’s and The Brick should be able to enhance their competitiveness in an increasingly gritty retail environment even though both banners will continue to fly separately, the companies and analysts said Monday.The friendly purchase of Edmonton-based The Brick by Toronto-based Leon’s for $700 million has less to do with direct competition posed by giant American retailers such as Target or Wal-Mart, they said, than with the need to keep a lid on costs.“What’s most in the forefront of our minds is: The economy is difficult, generally it’s not growing, and if it is growing, it’s growing very slowly,” said Terry Leon, CEO of Leon’s who will head up the combined entity.“So the best way to grow and to expand is to, if you can, make a purchase that makes sense.”The Canadian retail landscape has been shifting in recent years as more American chains in search of growth opportunities make their way north, which has increased competition in retail segments, including furniture.As well, many Canadian retailers from Loblaw (TSX:L) to Canadian Tire (TSX:CTC.A) have moved to compete by diversifying their offerings, including through furniture sales, to become more of a one-stop shop experience for consumers.In addition to Wal-Mart and other foreign chains like Ikea, which have been in the Canadian market for years, U.S. retail giant Target is preparing to move into Canada, its first expansion outside the U.S., opening the first of between 125 and 135 stores in March and April at locations once owned by Canadian retailer Zellers.Leon’s Furniture Ltd. (TSX:LNF), the storied retailer with century-old roots in industrial Ontario, said it would pay a premium $5.40 per share for Brick (TSX:BRK) stock, which closed Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange at $3.50 per share.The market seemed to roar its approval, at least as far as The Brick was concerned.Brick shares shot up 52 per cent, or $1.82, to $5.32 in heavy volume trading Monday, while Leon’s shares added two per cent or 23 cents to $11.80.The deal comes amid a tough economic climate for furniture retailers with a number of factors, including a softening housing market, taking a toll on sales.In addition, the influx of American retailers has put upward pressure on land, building and employee costs, making it imperative for others to look for ways to keep costs down.The companies said they had no plans to close any stores or lay off any employees. Rather, they said, they would try to become more competitive initially by flexing their combined purchasing muscles and by joining distribution channels.Ken Wong, with the Queen’s School of Business, said the blurring of retail boundaries is having a profound impact on the landscape that goes well beyond new U.S. competition.For example, Leon’s and The Brick both sell appliances such as fridges and stoves but increasingly, so do other retailers such as Home Depot, Lowe’s and Canadian Tire. Even e-retailer Amazon is thinking of doing the same.“It’s not just about American versus Canadian — it’s about getting costs down,” Wong said.“Whoever has the lowest cost wins, provided they know what to do with those low costs.”Bill Gregson, executive chairman of The Brick board, said the combined entity would be able to offer consumers better value, service and choice than they could do separately.The store concepts are different, yet complementary, and the two companies should be a good fit, he said.“We do believe we can do more collectively than we can individually,” Gregson said.However, both companies said they did not consider Target to be a significant threat given the different merchandise focus.Wong said it makes sense to keep both banners given their brands are distinct, likening the situation to the merger of Future Shop and Best Buy.He also said furniture retailers are all chasing the “magic formula” as represented by Ikea, which uses it’s huge buying power to lower its costs.“Everybody wants to be Ikea. Ikea plays on a global stage,” Wong said.Even combined, the companies would still have less than 20 per cent of Canada’s furniture market. However, retail analyst John Winter said shoppers should benefit from the deal.“There’s a larger company which can buy in greater bulk and therefore get greater discounts, and therefore should be able to transmit some of those discounts to the consumer,” Winter said.Leon’s is slated to report third-quarter results this week. In its second quarter, it saw an almost 20 per cent drop in earnings compared with the previous year as its marketing costs rose.The Brick also reports third-quarter numbers this week after a net loss of $3.1 million in its second quarter, compared to a net profit of $6.4 million a year earlier.Leon’s, founded in 1909 in Welland, Ont., has 76 stores with locations in every province except British Columbia.The Brick, which opened its first store in Edmonton in 1971, has 230 stores operating under The Brick, United Furniture Warehouse, The Brick Mattress Store and Urban Brick banners.The aim is to close the deal in the first quarter of 2013. While endorsed by both companies’ boards, the sale is still subject to regulatory and Brick shareholder approval.Mark Leon, chairman on Leon’s board, said the two companies, should be an excellent corporate fit.“The culture is very similar. Similar dreams. Similar aspirations,” he said. by Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 12, 2012 5:56 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Leon’s, Brick combining forces to cut costs but both banners to keep flying read more

Two weeks ago, Ohio State men’s basketball head coach Chris Holtmann said he expected his team to add “one or two” graduate transfers. Tuesday night, the Buckeyes landed one of the top graduate transfers on the market, bolstering a thin backcourt.Redshirt senior Keyshawn Woods, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound sweet-shooting guard who spent the past four seasons at Wake Forest announced on Twitter he will play his final collegiate basketball season at Ohio State. As a graduate transfer, he will be immediately eligible to play in the upcoming season.Despite coming off the bench in 23 of his 28 games last season, Woods was second on Wake Forest with 11.9 points per game and added 2.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 25.7 minutes per game. His 15 games with at least 10 points were second-most off the bench in program history. Woods shot 43.9 percent from the field, hit 37.4 percent of his 3-pointers and made 84.5 of his free throws.Woods will presumably slide into the Buckeyes’ starting lineup alongside point guard C.J. Jackson, who will also be playing his final season of eligibility. Ohio State graduated Kam Williams and Andrew Dakich, two guards who played key roles in the team’s surprisingly successful season last year. The Buckeyes also lost forward Jae’Sean Tate to graduation and forward Keita Bates-Diop to the NBA draft. Both Tate and Bates-Diop played as de-facto guards in different lineups.The addition of Woods will lessen the reliance on Jackson as a ball-handler and takes pressure off incoming freshmen guards Luther Muhammad and Duane Washington, along with sophomore Musa Jallow, to step into major roles. Though Woods came off the bench last season, he started 22-of-33 games in the 2016-17 season, averaging 12.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. He is a career 42.5 percent shooter from beyond the 3-point arc. read more

first_imgProcess flow:1,020,000 Nm3/h of VAM and 60,000 Nm3/h of CMM Technical data Dürr Systems, Clean Technology Systems (CTS), has completed the installation and commissioning of what it says is “the world’s largest ventilation air methane/coal mine methane (VAM/CMM) oxidation and utilisation project at the Gaohe coal mine.” The mine is owned by the Lu’An Coal Mining Group in Shanxi Province, China. This project was formally put into operation in May 2015.The project enables 8.9 million Nm3 methane/y to be used for power generation, reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 1.4 Mt/y of CO2e and significantly reduces the amount of coal dust particulates, a major source of air pollution. Methane’s global warming potential is 25 times more than that of CO2Up to 1,020,000 Nm3/h of ventilation air methane and 60,000 Nm3/h of coal mine methane are thermally oxidized in the project using Durr’s Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) technology.Up to 300,000 Nm3/h of hot exhaust gas is delivered to a boiler to generate water steam which is used for the generation of up to 30 MW of electricity by a turbine generator.Dürr Systems, CTS has also engineered, built, installed and commissioned the first full-scale VAM oxidation system in the USA, which has been successfully operating since 2013. Furthermore, the company has begun the engineering phase of several new VAM/CMM oxidation and utilisation projects throughout China. System square footage:250,000center_img Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers included:12 Available generated electricity:Up to  30 MWlast_img read more

first_imgIt’s 2012 — shelling out a ton of cash for a desktop monitor is a superfluous expense. High-quality displays are in abundance now, and there’s no shortage of deals on the 1080p displays out there. In fact, I can’t even remember the last time I saw 720p monitor advertised. The question is mostly of tech and size: how quality conscious are you, and how big does your monitor need to be? Some other factors, like connectivity, speaker availability, and power consumption can enter into it, but for the vast majority of buyers, it’s just about price and size.If you’re looking for a large monitor with a modest price, the Planar PX2710MW 27-inch monitor is a great option. You get 1080p resolution, a quick 2ms response time, and all the on-board controls you need to adjust the image. HDMI, VGA, and DVI connectivity gives you full access to connect to basically any peripheral. The hidden speakers are the cherry on this cake, though; usually on slim LCD displays, speakers are absent, or at best, low-grade. But the built-in TruMedia speakers on this model are more than adequate enough to spare the expense of buying an external set.Of course, this is a standard TFT LCD monitor — not the latest LED display with IPS. But, that’s also why you’re saving money on this model. So, energy-suck and year-old tech notwithstanding, you still get a big, excellent picture for a great price with this Planar.Check out this deal on LogicBuy.last_img read more

Govt issues new sugar guidelines for Jamaica

first_imgKingston, Jamaica July 17, 2017 The Jamaican government through the National Compliance & Regulatory Authority (NCRA) has issued new guidelines for sugar packaging which carry steep fines if not followed. The guidelines which took effect July 1 state that all sugar for sale must be packaged, sealed and labelled. The revised standards require detailed labelling. New labels must include product name, brand name, net content, name and address of manufacturers, distributors, importers or vendors, storage conditions, country of origin, lot identification, date markings, and instructions for use. Facilities preparing sugar for sale are also now required to implement food-safety systems and all potentially hazardous foreign materials must be removed from packages before sealing.The NCRA has warned that breaching these guidelines can result in confiscation of product and steep fines.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclavecenter_img Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, jamaica, National Compliance & Regulatory Authority, sugarlast_img read more

Silva is not concerned about Citys recent form

first_imgAccording to the footballer, what is important is the match against Liverpool in the English Premier LeagueManchester City and Liverpool will play on Thursday, as part of the English Premier League 2018-2019 season.And the Citizens had a small low-form run recently, which according to footballer Bernardo Silva is not to worry about.“It’s a very good team,” Silva told ESPN.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Last season we beat them at home, we lost there in the Premier League and Champions League.”“The first game they were better than us, the second game I thought we were better than them. But because of a lot of things we don’t control we lost that game,” he added.“This season we could have beaten them, we could have won there, we missed a penalty at the end of the game.”“Here at home, we will try to beat them again. It’s a very difficult team, a tough team, they work hard, they’re first, leading the league, so we’ll try to do it as we usually do,” he commented.last_img read more

Lake Murray burglary calls new gun law into question

first_imgLake Murray burglary calls new gun law into question July 16, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 16, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A burglar who attacked and stabbed a Lake Murray man today during an early-morning confrontation in the victim’s house was fatally shot moments later by the wounded homeowner’s adult son, according to San Diego police.This particular case is leading people to question the logic of the San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliot’s new law that would require gun owners to safely store their guns in either a safe or with a trigger device when not in use.The home-invasion assault and shooting in the 6300 block of Lake Shore Drive was reported shortly before 6:30 a.m. Patrol officers arrived to find a 54-year old resident on the floor of the house, suffering from stab wounds to his upper body, Lt. Anthony Dupree said. Paramedics took the victim to a hospital, where he was admitted in stable condition.The body of the 38-year-old suspected burglar was found in a backyard pool, into which he apparently had fallen after fleeing the home, mortally wounded. His name was withheld pending family notification.Homicide detectives were called in to take charge of the case. “Although it is early in the investigation, we have learned the homeowner confronted the (intruder) who had entered his home,” Dupree said.“The suspect began assaulting the homeowner, at which point the homeowner’s 20-year old son retrieved a firearm and shot the intruder.”The situation is making residents think twice about the new law that, if it were already in effect, could have altered the outcome of this burglary. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Sea Worlds polar bear cub takes first steps into public life

first_imgORLANDO, FLA. (WSVN) – Sea World’s 3-month-old polar bear has taken its first steps into her public life.The cub left the maternity den over the weekend for “Cub Kindy,” the name of a special enclosure for developing life skills.The cub’s mother, Liya, joined her as she first encountered shaved ice, solid food and new toys. The cub was unnamed at the time, but Sea World held a naming competition, and after over 20,000 votes, the cute polar bear is expected to be named “Mishka.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more