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first_imgUnburdened by the baggage of being football’s most expensive teenager, Anthony Martial produced a moment of magic Saturday on his Manchester United debut to complete a 3-1 victory over Liverpool.The 19-year-old striker, who could cost United up to 80 million euros, scored 20 minutes after coming on, slaloming through the brittle Liverpool defense before side-footing home.FT: #mufc 3 Liverpool 1. Job done! pic.twitter.com/XWlwhpKcpV Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 12, 2015 Also read: EPL – City strikes late, Chelsea thrashed by EvertonWhat had been a listless first half, with England’s most successful teams failing to get a shot on target, came to life four minutes after the break.An unmarked Daley Blind put United ahead and Ander Herrera won a penalty and converted from the penalty spot in the 70th.Christian Benteke pulled one back with an overhead kick in the 84th, but Martial’s goal a minute later was even more spectacular.last_img read more

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday said the fate of the fifth and final Test against England, scheduled from December 16 in Chennai was still undecided, following the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.Jayalalithaa was declared dead at the Apollo Hospitals on Monday night after a 74-day battle for life.Addressing reporters after the senior Tournament Committee meeting here, BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke said the board is in constant touch with the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association on the matter.”BCCI condoles the sad demise of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms. J. Jayalalithaa,” he said.”BCCI would like to inform that no decision has been taken regarding hosting of the fifth match of the Test series against England in Chennai from December 16.””BCCI is in constant touch with Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and local authorities and constantly monitoring the situation. BCCI fully understands the sensitivity of the matter and will keep everyone informed,” Shirke added.Shirke also informed that the Group B Ranji Trophy game between Orissa and Jharkhand, which was slated to played at Dindigul in Tamil Nadu from Wednesday, has been rescheduled.”The Round- 9, Group B game of the Ranji Trophy, between Orissa and Jharkhand, which was suppose to take place in Dindigul from December 7 will be rescheduled. Fresh venue and dates of this match will be announced soon,” he said.The board’s senior Tournament Committee also decided to revoke rescheduling of matches between Bengal and Gujarat and Hyderabad and Tripura, which had to be called off due to smog in New Delhi last month, and instead awarded one point each to all the four teams.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgCaptain Steve Smith revelled on the find that Rahul Tripathi has been in this Indian Premier League season for Rising Pune Supergiant after the rookie batsman powered his team to a four-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.Tripathi scored a match-winning 93 off 52 balls, hitting 9 fours and 7 sixes, even as wickets kept falling at the other hand and single-handedly steered Pune to the victory.”Rahul Tripathi, hasn’t he been a revelation for us? We thought that the wicket would slow down later in the game so we went pretty hard against the new ball to try and put as many runs in the powerplay. Tripathi took on the bowlers and it’s unfortunate that he hasn’t got a hundred. He really deserved it,” Smith said after the match.Smith was also happy about Pune’s run of wins, where they have won six out of their last 7 games.”It’s been a good little run for us, six out of seven games. Tonight was a good team performance. We did really well to keep them to 150.”Smith didn’t shy away from praising the efforts of his bowlers who restricted an explosive Kolkata batting line-up to just 155/8.”The bowlers really have done an exceptional job for us. The games we have won, we have taken wickets through the middle overs and put the brakes on the opposition. In fact quite a few different guys stand up and get us over the line,” he said.Smith hoped that the team would keep up with their consistent display and make it to the play-offs.advertisement”We need to stay consistent though and keep doing the basics right and hopefully we’ll record a few more wins and be there come playoffs time.”Rising Pune Supergiant will next travel to Hyderabad and take on fourth-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium.last_img read more

first_img August 17, 2016 at 3:00 am Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Log in to Reply “DuanennColour me jealous” Clive”Max”Maxfield says: nThanksForAllTheFish says: “I proposed this as a PhD topic about 10yrs ago – sonification of live video as an aid to the blind. We can produce 3D sound in realtime now delivered through stereo headphones. We can also do computer vision in realtime – imagine segmenting images into August 16, 2016 at 10:01 pm “@NThanksForAllTheFishnnSounds intriguing. Did your idea go anywhere? From your comment it appears that it wasn’t accepted for your PhD” nThanksForAllTheFish says: “I read an article recently about folks who are representing a variety of physical phenomena as sound — I recall it as being really interesting at the time, but the details have been lost as my poor old noggin has been filled with more recent information Continue Reading Previous On drivingNext An Arduino-based Theremin August 16, 2016 at 5:05 pm “@Aubrey:- You take me back to the days (30 years ago) when I was working in the London Underground Research Laboratories. I had made a thermocouple amplifier for some tests with long thermocouples cables every thing went as expected on the lab bench but w Log in to Reply Log in to Reply 13 thoughts on “Sonification” Log in to Reply “@CrustynnThose rectifiers have a lot to answer for.” Rcurl says: August 17, 2016 at 6:51 pm antedeluvian says: “@RcurlnnI just love FEELING those notes, on one pipe or many. I always use Bach’s Toccata and Fugue to test out music equipment.” August 17, 2016 at 8:15 pm “MaxnnIf the answer comes back to you, please let me know. I would love to read about it.” August 17, 2016 at 2:59 am Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. “@Aubrey: “the frequency response of the hi-fi system should go to ~25KHz because although the ear couldnu2019t hear that the sound was there, it could detect that it was missing”nAt the other end of the audio spectrum, some manufactureres of pipe orga Log in to Reply Log in to Reply MichaelM985 says: Duane Benson says: Log in to Reply Log in to Reply “Hi Aubrey — as I mentioned in my column (which you referenced in yours), way back in the mists of time when I worked for International Computers Limited (ICL) in the UK — as a member of a design team creating CPUs for mainframe computers — we used jump Log in to Reply August 16, 2016 at 5:07 pm In order to alleviate the boredom when walking on the treadmill I listen to different podcasts. The other day I got to listen to a Science Friday discussion on “sonfication” which is the process whereby some observational property is transformed into a sound. Perhaps the most recent example of this is the audio presentation of the gravitational waves detected by LIGO. There is also a rather haunting sonification of solar wind data into a “sun song” that you can hear if you go to the link above.According to research, hearing is more sensitive to variations than the other senses including vision. Even non-technical people can tell when their car is not sounding “right”. By coincidence our own Max Maxfield recently wrote a blog “Introducing the Floppotron 2.0” and several of the comments to that blog detail quite how sensitive the human ear can be. Back in the day of long playing records, there was a discussion that although human hearing couldn’t hear above 20KHz at maximum, the frequency response of the hi-fi system should go to ~25KHz because although the ear couldn’t hear that the sound was there, it could detect that it was missing. But let me return to sonification.Since the ear is so sensitive, it is much easier to discern changes in the phenomenon being monitored by converting the measured data into sound. There are probably several algorithms to do this and no doubt, one approach may be better than another for a given set of circumstances. Apparently Fast Fourier Transforms loom large in this field.I must admit that I found the evolution of the word “sonification” from a noun to a verb disconcerting, but at the risk of tooting my own horn (blowing my own trumpet, depending on which version of English you learned) I must confess to have sonified data well in advance of hearing this episode of Science Friday. Those of you who read my ramblings (hi mom) will know that I design analog signal conditioners that need to be calibrated. In an attempt to help the calibration technician from having to keep a small screwdriver located in the slot of a tiny screw whilst monitoring an ammeter, I came up with a technique to calibrate 4-20mA current loops without having to look from screwdriver to meter and back. If the reading was above the target value the test system produced a tone that increased in frequency as the output deviated and conversely dropped as it approached the desired output. If the reading was below the target value, the system worked in the same way, only a couple of octaves lower. The idea was to tune for a null.The project was implemented on an early PC using C and especially since I am not musically talented, the sounds were rather harsh. I argued that it would motivate the technician to complete the calibration quickly. Co-workers hated the continuous sound and so we provided headphones, but they were not particularly resilient and kept breaking – perhaps it wasn’t normal wear and tear that contributed to their demise! I must admit that it wasn’t as successful as I had hoped. I actually published it as a design idea in EDN as “Calibration technique uses sound” in September 1, 1998, but good luck finding it.From experience and the tales related in Max’s blog it is obvious there are many instances of passive sonification that we become aware of through conditioning. However, now that I know, it seems that there are several common uses of active sonification, where a designer has made a conscious decision to transform some other signal into sound – for instance in higher end cars the proximity detectors generate sounds to indicate when you are too close to an object and if I am not mistaken they use tones to indicate side and back as well. There must be others and you must have some ideas you would like to implement. Please let me know in the comments below. antedeluvian says: August 17, 2016 at 2:58 am antedeluvian says: August 16, 2016 at 8:17 pm Clive”Max”Maxfield says: antedeluvian says: Log in to Reply Log in to Reply “I visited the LIGO detector in Hanford, Washington. The “sonification” of the detection was pretty cool, as was all of the data behind it.” Log in to Reply Log in to Reply “I just came across this article (which include audio) taken from the Canadian science radio program called Quirks and Quarks. This article describes how one astronomer “sonified” signals from the Milky Way.nhttp://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/an-astron “No. The professor I wanted to work with at CMU said it was a neat idea but then somewhat wryly added that he didn’t like taking on PhD students that were smarter than him. I had a full time job at the time, pulling me in a different direction and ended August 18, 2016 at 12:20 am AubreyKagan says: July 30, 2018 at 1:23 pm August 17, 2016 at 8:14 pm August 17, 2016 at 6:41 pm antedeluvian says: last_img read more

first_imgFormer Australia captain Michael Clarke has urged Team India to persist with Rishabh Pant at No. 4 in the batting order for the upcoming matches due to his big-hitting abilities.Rishabh Pant, who came into the squad as a replacement for the injured Shikhar Dhawan, has been impressive in the two games that he has played so far, scoring 32 and 48 against England and Bangladesh respectively.Pant batted at the much-talked about No. 4 position in both games in Vijay Shankar’s absence, who was also ruled out of the tournament with a toe fracture after the West Indies game.”Rishabh Pant at No. 4 gives India the power option. If he bats badly, he is going to strike at 100. If he strikes well, he is going to strike at 140 and 150. I think that helps Indian middle order on good wickets,” Michael Clarke told India Today.Clarke also liked the prospect of Dinesh Karthik coming into bat at No. 6 for India as he felt that the experienced Tamil Nadu cricketer has the ability to get going from the word go just like Hardik Pandya.”I like the experience of Dinesh Karthik at No. 6, to be honest. He is another Hardik Pandya. He can walk out and hit a boundary of the first ball. I think that’s a really good place to be for that Indian middle order.”Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli also have been in good form. I think he [kohli] is due for a big hundred. I actually think Pant compliments this top 7 really well,” Clarke said.advertisementIndia became the second team after Australia to qualify for the semi-finals after they beat Bangladesh by 28 runs on Tuesday.The team rode on Rohit Sharma’s 104 (third hundred in this World Cup) and useful contributions from KL Rahul (77) and Pant (48) to post 314 for 8 on the board.Jasprit Bumrah then starred with the ball as he picked 4 wickets while Pandya took 3 as India bowled out Bangladesh for 286 in 48 overs to register their sixth win of the tournament.India will next face Sri Lanka in their final group game in Leeds on Saturday (July 6).Also Read | MS Dhoni is a great, you don’t doubt greatness: Michael ClarkeAlso Read | India fielding coach R Sridhar not happy with Rishabh Pant’s outfielding, throwing techniqueAlso Read | World Cup 2019: We’ll persist with Rishabh Pant at No. 4, says Sanjay BangarAlso Read | Rishabh Pant made a big statement with his batting: Sachin Tendulkarlast_img read more

first_img Eoin Morgan salutes England’s record 481 total as his ‘proudest moment’ Facebook Twitter The sparks flew from the off, such that mutterings of a possible record total – or even 500 – began during the 79-run opening powerplay. Bairstow had a couple of close shaves when saved on review after being given out lbw to Ashton Agar for 27, and dropped by the diving Marcus Stoinis on 30, but still glowed with form en route to a 39-ball half-century.Roy, fresh from his 120 on Saturday, was similarly iridescent, following his partner to a 41-ball fifty of his own. By this stage he had cleared the rope three times, the pick of which left a Jhye Richardson delivery heaved miles behind square and the ball lost.Though Roy’s demise came from overambition, chasing a second run only to be undone by D’Arcy Short’s fine work in the deep, it merely brought Hales to the crease. The 29-year-old may not boast the recent back catalogue of the two who have usurped him as openers but this is his manor, where his 171 bullied Pakistan, and he had a point to prove.After all, Hales knows the return of Ben Stokes will likely see him the fall guy. But this innings will not make it a simple swap. Five dot balls to start may have given Australia thoughts of a route back in but they were a mirage, with the right-hander unleashing a flurry of five boundaries from the next seven balls sent down. Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales are applauded from the field after England wrapped up victory against Australia. Photograph: Philip Brown/Getty Images Topics Australia sport Since you’re here… match reports England cricket team Read more Dawid Malan dropped from England squad for Twenty20 series Share on LinkedIn Though Morgan broke into the England team as a 360-degree outlier, only to see the rest catch up, the captain still has the shots to stand out, needing just 21 balls to reach his half-century and in the process becoming the country’s leading one-day run-scorer by passing Ian Bell’s career haul of 5,416.It was in the 46th over that England overhauled their own record with 27 balls to spare as Hales butchered Richardson for his fifth and final six to a roar from his home crowd. The 500 did not follow – Hales and Morgan fell in quick succession, before Joe Root slightly gummed up the works from No 7 – but it is coming. And there is every chance Morgan’s men will be the ones to do it.Australia, facing an almighty challenge in defending the World Cup next year even with David Warner and Steve Smith back from their suspensions, stood no chance in the reply here. Travis Head’s 51 from opener was the top score as England chipped away merrily. Rashid and Moeen Ali continued their dominance, sharing seven of the 10 wickets, but the pair’s job was relatively simple given the monster on the board. Cricket Support The Guardian The pitch may have been benign and the opposition bereft but Eoin Morgan’s one-day wonders still hit a new high at Trent Bridge on Tuesday, inflicting a world‑record 481 for six on Australia’s hapless bowlers to set up a crushing, series-sealing victory. Australia cricket team Read more Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales bludgeoned scores of 139 and 147 from an identical 92 balls as the home side roared past the 444 for three made against Pakistan here two years ago – the previous best by a men’s team in 50-over international cricket – with Jason Roy striking 82 from opener and Morgan cracking a rapid 67 from No 5.When Adil Rashid claimed four wickets to roll out Australia for 239 in the demoralised reply, it meant England had completed their biggest victory by way of runs – 242 – and also the heaviest suffered by the tourists. Put simply, this was a mauling and one which has now secured an unassailable 3-0 lead with two matches to play.If Trent Bridge is the field of dreams for England, then it is now confirmed as the theatre of Australian nightmares, with the pitch having transformed from the green-eyed monster upon which their Test side were bowled out for 60 three years ago to a road to perdition for this one-day attack. Certainly AJ Tye, the leading wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League this year, will want to forget the 100 runs he shipped from nine overs.And to think Tim Paine, sporting a cut lip and wobbly tooth after being struck in the second one‑day international at Cardiff, won the toss. Overcast skies may have instructed the call but the two new balls went gun-barrel straight as England’s openers began hammering them like a pair of eager blacksmiths at the forge in a blistering stand of 159 from 19.3 overs. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Pinterest Share via Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Bairstow was still motoring. His third six to bring up the 200 in the 24th over was a fine inside-out drive off Short (Australia’s eighth bowler used by that stage), while his fourth off the part-timer’s next over was swatted into Fox Road stand to make it an astonishing four one-day hundreds this year – this one from 69 balls.While Bairstow eventually picked out deep midwicket to leave England 310 for two from 35 overs (they had moved from 250 to 300 in only 21 balls), and the promoted Jos Buttler similarly fell in the deep for 11, Hales was soon celebrating his hundred from only 62 balls and had a fresh ally with a mind for destruction. Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. Share on WhatsApp Reuse this contentlast_img read more

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Highway 97 through the Pine Pass.The warning issued early Tuesday says an intense frontal system is moving through B.C. producing significant snowfall over the Northern Rockies.Environment Canada says the region could see 10 to 15 cm of snow Tuesday morning before the front moves southeast. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. ShiftIntoWinter.ca reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected. Periods of snow rexpected to start around 10pm tonight throughout the #FortGeorge area. Slippery scts can be expected on #BCHwy16 & #BCHwy97 as 2-4 cms r expected to fall overnight. The precip is expected to turn to rain in the am around #CityofPG area, but is expected to stay as— YRB Fort George Ltd (@YRBFortGeorge) December 11, 2018In the North Peace, the forecast says we could see 2 to 4 cm of snow.  For updates on highway conditions, visit www.drivebc.caSee the full warning below.Issued at 2018-12-11 14:27 UTC by Environment Canada:Snowfall warning issued for:Highway 97 – Pine Pass, B.C. (080030)Current details:Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.An intense frontal system moving through BC is producing significant snowfall over the northern Rockies. 10 to 15 cm of snow is forecast this morning before the front moves southeast and weakens.center_img Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.last_img read more

Rabat – Former Member of Parliament for the Justice and Development Party, Abdelaziz Aftati, has publicly stated that the decision to dismiss Benkirane is an attempt to divide the PJD. In his comment about the King’s decision to dismiss Abdelilah Benkirane, following five months of unsuccessful negotiations to form a coalition government, Aftati, the former MP known for his audacious statements, declared that the dismissal is an attempt to create disharmony within the Justice and Development Party.Aftati explained that appointing another member of the party to head the government and lead the negotiations “will not change anything about the matter.” He noted that “Benkirane is the Justice and Development Party, and the Justice and Development Party is Benkirane.” The former MP asserted that this decision will take the party back to its previous demands, represented by including the Independence Party and forming the government with a different set of conditions.Reacting to the communiqué from the Royal Cabinet announcing the King’s dismissal of Benkirane, Aftati pointed out that the message of the communiqué clearly states that Benkirane was “the problem” in the political deadlock that Morocco has experienced since the appointment of Benkirane as Head of the Government. He further asserted that this decision is “not reasonable” and that “there is no democratic transition anymore.”Following five months of negotiations with different political parties, Abdelilah Benkirane was unable to break the coalition deadlock and form a government. Following his return to Morocco after his tour of African countries, the King was briefed on the current situation regarding the impasse. It was at that point that the King made the decision to dismiss Abdelilah Benkirane from his position, according to the communiqué from the Royal Cabinet.In his place, the King has decided to appoint another member from the Party of Justice and Development to form the new coalition government, according to the same source. read more

16 December 2010The Security Council today set up a “significantly scaled-down” United Nations operation in Burundi to help the Central African country as it embarks on the latest stage of its recovery from decades of civil war and ethnic fighting. In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-member body mandated the new UN Office in Burundi (BNUB) to run for an initial 12-month period, starting on 1 January 2011, to support the Government in strengthening the independence, capacities and legal frameworks of key national institutions, in particular the judiciary and parliament; promoting dialogue between national actors; fighting impunity and protecting human rights.The new office is the latest in a series of UN operations in a country where hundreds of thousands of people perished in largely ethnic fighting between Hutus and Tutsis even before it gained independence from Belgium in 1962. It will replace the current UN Integrated Office in Burundi (BINUB) in accordance with recommendations in Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest report on the operation there.In its resolution, the Council urged the Government – with the support of BNUB and other international partners – to redouble its efforts to reform the security sector and political, economic and administrative governance, tackle corruption, and promote human rights by swiftly establishing a National Independent Human Rights Commission. It welcomed the progress that Burundi has made towards peace, stability and development but noted with “great concern” reports of continuing human rights violations, in particular extra-judicial killings and torture, and restrictions on civil liberties such as the freedom of expression, association and assembly of opposition parties and civil society organizations.In his report, Mr. Ban noted that despite significant progress in moving away from its violent past, security, food, human rights and sexual violence remain matters of concern. “I am deeply concerned about signs of a returning climate of impunity, the resurgence of acts of torture, intimidation, extrajudicial executions and arrests of opposition members, as well as restrictions on the freedom of expression and assembly,” he wrote.In recommending the new office, the Secretary-General pointed out that the scaling down of the former UN Operation in Burundi (ONUB) to BINUB in 2006 created significant tension among national staff, with one group of former staff members still demanding reparations for various reasons, including wrongful dismissal, staging demonstrations, destroying UN property and threatening to kidnap UN staff. He urged the Government of Burundi to work closely with the United Nations to assist BINUB national staff in their transition to either the public or the private sector in order to reduce the risk of a similar reaction to BINUB’s closure.Burundi was the first country, together with Sierra Leone, to be targeted by the UN Peacebuilding Commission when it was launched in 2006 to provide financial, economic and other support to prevent countries emerging from conflict from relapsing back into bloodshed. The Council today also welcomed that body’s continued role. read more

Women and youth have the capacity to spur economic growth and reduce poverty in the world’s least development country if given access to education, employment and health, including family planning services, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says in a report unveiled today.Girls are often overlooked when investments in social services, including education and health, are made, according to the report, entitled Population Dynamics and Poverty in the LDCs: Challenges and Opportunities for Development and Poverty Reduction, made public at the ongoing Fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Istanbul, Turkey.“Empowering women and girls starts with improved access to reproductive health care and family planning,” said Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA’s Executive Director. “Too many teenage girls become mothers, too many die giving birth, too many drop out of school, too many are abused and discriminated against in their daily lives.”“When girls are educated, healthy and can avoid child marriage, unintended pregnancy and HIV, they can contribute fully to their societies’ battles against poverty,” said Dr. Osotimehin. “In a world of 7 billion, every person, especially women and girls, should enjoy human rights and human dignity, and have the opportunity to make the most of their potential.”He stressed that investing in reproductive health services empowers women to make decisions on the spacing and number of their children, and increases their opportunities for employment.“The investments would also reduce maternal death and lead to smaller families with more resources to pour into the health and education of each child. This virtuous cycle helps families, communities and nations escape poverty,” said Dr. Osotimehin.In an interview with UN Radio, Dr. Osotimehin stressed that a link can be made between high population growth and poverty.“What we at the UNFPA advocate with governments is that they should empower women, ensure that girls get good education so they are enlightened to make choices about their lives, and can also ensure that they can have the number of children they can look after,” he said.He also pointed that governments can take advantage of youthful populations to accelerate economic growth by creating job opportunities and supporting their entrepreneurial skills. “Going forward that is my advice and advocacy to governments [in] these kinds of situations,” he added.The world’s population is projected to reach 7 billion on 31 October, of which 855 million will be living in the LDCs, many of which continue to face major challenges in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).The LDCs have high infant mortality rates, child and maternal death and high HIV prevalence as a result of lack of reproductive health care, including family planning.High fertility rates means that the number of people living in LDCs will double to 1.7 billion by 2050, making it more difficult for those countries to increase or maintain per capita spending on essential services, such as health and education. 10 May 2011Women and youth have the capacity to spur economic growth and reduce poverty in the world’s least development country if given access to education, employment and health, including family planning services, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says in a report unveiled today. read more

Mr. Ban met with Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York on the sidelines of the General Assembly’s annual general debate, discussing nuclear issues, human rights, and regional and international issues, including recent developments in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria.Iran’s full cooperation with relevant Security Council resolutions on its nuclear programme is particularly important, Mr. Ban said, according to information provided by his spokesperson after the meeting with the Iranian leader.Iran has repeatedly stated that its nuclear programme is for the peaceful purpose of providing energy, but many countries contend it is seeking to develop nuclear weapons and last year the Security Council imposed a fourth round of sanctions against it, citing the proliferation risks of its nuclear programme and Iran’s continued failure to cooperate with the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).The issue has been of international concern since the discovery in 2003 that Iran had concealed its nuclear activities for 18 years in breach of its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).During today’s meeting with Mr. Ahmadinejad, Mr. Ban emphasized the importance of respecting fundamental civil and political rights and encouraged Iran to make further efforts in this regard.He added he was disappointed that Iranian authorities had executed a juvenile offender earlier this week, echoing the concerns expressed by a series of independent United Nations human rights experts. Referring to Mr. Ahmadinejad’s address to the Assembly yesterday, Mr. Ban stressed that the UN should be respected as a forum for promoting tolerance, mutual respect and cross-cultural understanding and that any comments questioning historical facts such as the Holocaust or the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks were unacceptable.The Secretary-General also expressed appreciation to Mr. Ahmadinejad for the Iranian people’s generous support to the victims of the ongoing famine in Somalia, and he reiterated his welcome of the release earlier this week from an Iranian prison of two United States nationals. 23 September 2011The dispute over the status of Iran’s nuclear programme can only be resolved “through a negotiated political solution that restores international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature” of the programme, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today. read more

Brock Days are coming, and it is once again time for the annual celebration known as Fine Food, Fine Wine, Fine Arts.The event, held in conjunction with Brock Days and the Niagara Wine Festival, includes top Niagara chefs such as Jan Willem Stulp, Eric Peacock and Tony de Luca. It also features award-winning wineries such as Staff Estate Winery, Jackson Triggs, Inniskillin Wines and Mike Weir Estate Winery.Suitcase in Point Theatre Company will once again bring live art in disguise for the event.The event will be Thursday, Sept. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pond Inlet. Tickets are $89 and available by calling the Centre for the Arts at 905-688-5550 x3257.For more information, contact Marie Reimer at 905-688-5550 x3860 or mreimer@brocku.ca read more

The demonstration took place in Sarajevo, where more than 1,000 people, mostly Bosnian Muslims, marched peacefully through the streets to protest the recent violence by Bosnian Serbs near mosques in the towns of Banja Luka and Trebinje, according to spokesman Fred Eckhard.During the march, which lasted until the early hours of this morning, local police “performed their duties effectively,” Mr. Eckhard said, adding that Bosnia and Herzegovina has been quieter over the past 24 hours, despite some isolated incidents of tensions between Serbs and Muslims.Mr. Eckhard also announced that the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Judge Claude Jorda, plans to address a conference in Sarajevo on Saturday concerning proposals to set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Bosnia and Herzegovina. “He is expected to say that the Tribunal could encourage such a body, provided that its work will be complementary to the Tribunal’s mandate,” Mr. Eckhard said.The Tribunal was set up in 1993 to prosecute persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia since 1991. This week marked the fifth anniversary of the court’s first trial — the case against Dusan Tadic, which began on 7 May 1996. Since his trial, 21 other individuals have been tried, and 10 more trials are currently under way. read more

“We are living in a very crucially important time. Thus, your responsibility and your engagement and your vision will be very important, particularly for faculty members and professors,” Mr. Ban said in his address, as he wrapped up his week-long visit to China.In 2000, world leaders gathered at the UN and adopted a blueprint that came to be known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), aiming to, among others, provide fair opportunities, enhance opportunities for education, and improve healthcare, all by 2015.“Thanks in large measure to China, we have met one goal – cutting in half the abject poverty level in half by 2015,” Mr. Ban said, explaining that the target had in fact been achieved by 2010, according to World Bank statistics. “That is owing to China’s great efforts, so we were able to lift out of poverty half of the population.”“But there are many other issues…which all countries must get on board for. We are working very hard,” said Mr. Ban, acknowledging that many of the MDGs would have to be carried over in the new development agenda as they would not be met. “That is why we are aiming for 2030,” for achievement of the emerging sustainable development goals.“There is much unfinished business. Too many countries and vulnerable people are being left behind,” he said, underscoring that it has become clear that the UN family must give greater attention to pressing issues central to success in the 21st century, including climate change, inequality, the rule of law, violence against women and the impact of disasters and many conflicts. Stressing that the difficult way ahead would require “a global vision,” he cited a raft of challenges that must be addressed, including the “the tragedy in Syria,” where more than 150,000 people have been killed, and the continuing conflicts in South Sudan and the Central African Republic. Moreover, the Secretary-General continued, the impacts of climate change are already with us “and will affect generations to come unless we take immediate action now.”“You will soon inherit the responsibility, while we are doing our best to make this planet Earth more sustainable, soon it will become your responsibility…The torch will be given to you,” he said, adding specifically that the world’s youth would become the environmental activists who fight pollution, promote renewable energy and deliver a low-carbon growth model to combat climate change.He went on to appeal to the students to evince the calm, compassion, cooperation and courage to recognize that the global logic of the times requires that all “work together for peace and a life of dignity for all.” “This world has become one family of nations. So my message is that you must be a global citizen, having a global vision.”Later in the day, at a lunch on Maternal and Child Health hosted by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the National Health and Family Planning Commission, the Secretary-General again noted China’s significant progress towards the MDGs, including by placing a priority on healthy mothers and healthy children. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pays a visit to the Zhou Bin Calligraphy Culture Institute and attends the opening of the Shanghai Municipal Centre for Maternal and Child Health Every Woman Every Child in Shanghai, China. UN Photo/Mark Garten ‹ › “China is one of the few countries to already meet the Goal on child mortality. We must work to spread these successes to every woman and child – everywhere,” he continued, adding that China had been one of the first countries to commit to his “Every Woman, Every Child” initiative and to support the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health.Success on these fronts now and in the future depends on five factors, he said, citing: strong leadership at the highest levels; the commitment of multi-stakeholder partners at the country level; predictable financing; accountability for resources and results; and innovation.“These are the core principles of Every Woman, Every Child,” he said, noting that much progress has been made but there is still a long way to go, especially in improving well-being for the hardest to reach.As a developing country, China has a major role to play in sharing its many valuable experiences, particularly through South-South collaboration. The Chinese private sector has some of the world’s most innovative minds, spurring unprecedented growth, he said.“In this room we have leaders from the pharmaceutical industry, agriculture, finance, the media, energy companies, academia and health practitioners. The opportunities for fruitful collaborations are plentiful,” said the UN chief, stressing that securing the health of women and children is vital for sustainable development and a life of dignity for all. read more

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The Price Elks Lodge #1550 Sub for Santa Golf Tournament will take place on Sunday, Aug. 4. The tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start.The entry free is $160 per four-person team, excluding cart rental and green fees. The format will be a scramble.Following the tournament, participants are invited to a lunch served at the lodge complete with prizes and drawings.The Price Elks Lodge #1550 is currently accepting gift certificates or prizes as well as sponsors for various holes and contests. For more information on donating or registering your team, please call (435) 637-1550 or (435) 820-2792. read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMurder of Sophia labourer: Prime suspects in custodyNovember 18, 2017In “Crime”Sophia labourer shot dead in row ‘over female’- PoliceNovember 4, 2017In “Crime”24-Y-0 charged with murder of Sophia of BusinessmanJuly 10, 2015In “Crime” A 31-year-old Sophia, East Coast Demerara resident was on Tuesday morning charged for the murder of 24-year-old Jamal Munroe which occurred on November 3, 2017.Travis Cleveland called “Spin and Kill” of Lot 337 South Sophia, East Coast Demerara pleaded not guilty when he was read the murder charge before Magistrate Alicia George at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.Dead: Jamal MunroeIt is alleged that on the day in question, Munroe, a labourer of “C” Field Sophia,  was shot and killed following a prolonged rivalry with the alleged suspect, an 18-year-old accomplice and his [Munroe’s] family members.According to reports, Munroe sustained gunshot wounds to his legs, upper hand and lower back. He died while receiving treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital.His alleged shooter, who has been identified as 18-year-old Mark Ferrel, then evaded Police and went into hiding. However, he was subsequently taken into custody along with Cleveland.The rivalry between the dead man and the suspects started some time ago following a reported gambling disagreement.Monroe who was no stranger to the law, was facing multiple armed robbery charges before the courts.Cleveland was remanded and is expected to re-appear on December 20, 2017. read more

A four storey hotel in Central India collapsed on Saturday night killing 10 people and leaving three severely injured.The Associated Press reported that rescuers worked tirelessly through the night and the wee hours of this morning to pull 10 people from then debris of the fallen building located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh State.It is being reported that some five people may still be trapped under the rubble.The old building reportedly came thumbing down when a car smashed into the front portion of it.The hotel with 25 rooms was located in the commercial hub of Indore, close to railway and bus stations. Indore is around 900 kilometers (560 miles) south of New Delhi.Building collapses are common in India as builders try to cut corners by using substandard materials, and as multi-story structures are erected with inadequate supervision.The massive demand for housing around India’s cities and pervasive corruption often result in builders adding unauthorized floors or putting up illegal buildings.In August 2017, 33 people were killed when an apartment building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedIndia train crash: 100 killed in derailment near KanpurNovember 20, 2016In “latest news”Italy bridge: Genoa motorway collapse kills 35August 14, 2018In “World”5 injured as hotel building collapses in Jamaica…stop order placed on constructionMay 11, 2016In “latest news” read more

first_img By Conor Gallagher Tuesday 21 Feb 2017, 3:18 PM Short URL Image: Sam Boal 18,138 Views Image: Sam Boal No Comments Share12 Tweet Email Feb 21st 2017, 3:18 PM A MAN WHO has received six jail sentences for rape and sexual assault over the last 25 years will remain on bail pending sentence for sexually assaulting a woman on the DART.Paul Moore (51) assaulted the victim, an au pair, in 2014 as she was travelling home from college. Gardaí examined CCTV footage of the incident but Moore was not recognised on the video until two years later.In the meantime, he sexually assaulted two women in separate incidents in the city centre after stopping them in the street and asking them for a cigarette. In 2015, he was jailed for 15 months for these attacks.In that case, Judge Martin Nolan noted Moore “has a predisposition to violence towards women which manifests as rape and sexual assault”.His other offences include raping a musician in 2001, for which he received ten years and raping another woman in 1995, for which he received seven years.Guilty pleaMoore of Mountjoy Square, Dublin , pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to sexually assaulting the woman on the southside DART on 28 August 2014.Moore’s defence counsel, Breffni Gordon BL, said he had spent a significant portion of his life in prison.Counsel said there were conflicting opinions on what caused Moore to commit these crimes. One psychiatric report blamed a head injury he received in 1982 while another blamed an “organic personality disorder”.Today, Mr Gordon asked the court to hear from Moore’s case officer in the Probation Service to see if Moore could “deal with his problems” without going to prison.Judge Melanie Greally said Moore’s inability to desist from offending, no matter what punishment was imposed, was a matter of real concern to the court.AdjournedShe adjourned sentencing until Monday when she will hear from the case officer and remanded Moore on continuing bail. The judge said any sentence would have to “maximise the ability of the services to supervise Moore”.Garda Peter Brown told James Dwyer BL, prosecuting, that Moore sat near the young woman on the DART and started making small talk. He then moved to the seat beside her and began commenting on her clothes.Moore had a toy turtle in his hand which he said he found on the ground. He said he was looking for a child to give it to.He told her, “you probably think I’m crazy” and asked why she was laughing even though she wasn’t.The woman tried to ignore the man but he kept talking to her. He began to touch her breasts and then pulled at her trousers. He stopped when another passenger sat near them.The woman got off the DART before her stop because she didn’t want Moore to know where she lived.Garda Brown circulated CCTV of the incident but no one recognised Moore. However, when he did so again in 2016, Moore was recognised and arrested. He accepted it was him on the CCTV but said he could not remember the incident.Moore’s defence counsel said he lived a very isolated life and had been disowned by his family. He works one day a week in a charity shop.Comments are closed as the case is still before the courts.Read: Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for shooting dead injured Palestinian> Convicted rapist who assaulted woman on Dart remains on bail The man is set to be sentenced for sexually assaulting the woman. https://jrnl.ie/3250014 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgJapon : la centrale de Fukushima hors de contrôleAlors que d’autres incidents se sont produits cette nuit à la centrale nucléaire de Fukushima, un nouveau séisme, de magnitude 6 sur l’échelle de Richter, a frappé l’est du Japon ce matin.Le cauchemar semble ne jamais se terminer pour la centrale nucléaire de Fukushima, qui voit les accidents se succéder depuis le violent séisme et le tsunami qui ont frappé le nord-est du Japon vendredi 11 mars.Cette nuit, un nouvel incendie a été détecté au niveau du réacteur n°4. Un hélicoptère a décollé pour déverser de l’eau sur ce réacteur. Une première explosion et un incendie s’y étaient déjà produits dans la nuit de lundi à mardi, alors que les deux derniers réacteurs de la centrale, les n°5 et n°6, donnaient des signes de surchauffe hier matin. Par ailleurs, le gouvernement japonais a reconnu que l’enceinte de confinement du réacteur n°3 était endommagée. Une fumée blanche s’en dégageait dans la matinée.Cinquante personnes qui travaillent près des réacteurs depuis six jours pour trouver des solutions et éviter une catastrophe avaient dû évacuer en raison d’une hausse du niveau de radiation. Mais l’ordre d’évacuation a été levé ce matin.Si l’Agence internationale à l’énergie atomique reste prudente, le commissaire européen à l’Energie, Günther Oettinger, parle d’”apocalypse” et estime que les autorités ont totalement perdu le contrôle de la centrale : “Je n’exclue pas le pire dans les heures et les jours à venir”, a-t-il déclaré à France Info. Pendant ce temps, les autorités japonaises affirment que les niveaux de radioactivité ne sont dangereux que sur le site de la centrale, autour des quatre réacteurs endommagés.Le 16 mars 2011 à 09:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more