first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsIt was late fall in 2005 when Alma Jane Bruyere appeared at the door of her grandson’s house in Fort Frances, Ont., carrying in her left hand a lawyer’s letter stating she had qualified for compensation for the abuse she faced while attending an Indian residential school.She handed the letter to her grandson, Ryan McMahon who is now a well known Indigenous comedian.“She came, as she often did, unannounced and sort of quietly,” said McMahon. “We sat down at the table and put the tea on.”She told McMahon her story.“She told me what happened,” he said.And she cried.Bruyere described the darkness of the experience, the repeated sexual, physical and emotional abuse at St. Margaret’s Indian Residential School in Fort Frances.But it was only part of the story.“The most difficult thing for me is that some of what she said was contradictory to what you would expect,” he said. “She endured these traumas, the most horrific traumas a human being can survive; she experienced those, and yet volunteered at the church and found herself at times talking about the positive things that residential schools brought to her. Things like the square meals every day, the friends and the beading and the sewing she learned inside the schools from the nuns. She talked about the poverty that her family faced on the reserve…and the difficulties found on reserves and the poverty and the struggle.“I can’t wrap my head around what that had to have been like to live with those paradoxical understandings in your life,” said McMahon.Before that autumn visit, McMahon’s grandmother had travelled to Thunder Bay for a hearing through the alternative dispute resolution program which pre-dated the multi-billion dollar Indian Residential School settlement agreement. While the letter informed her she had qualified for compensation, it also told her she would have to retell her experiences to get any money.It was something she wouldn’t do, said McMahon.“She stated she didn’t want to go back and wondered why they would make her go back. She felt insulted and hurt again. She had already proven that she qualified and she had to go back and tell her story,” he said. “Her rejection was a statement that they can’t take it back, there is no way to change what happened and how it happened and she didn’t feel a financial payment was ever going to remove the trauma.”Bruyere died on Jan. 14, 2007. She was 72 and never heard Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s June 11, 2008, apology to residential school survivors. She never got to the chance to testify before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Her story now lives only in her grandson.“I know part of her sharing that with me was so that we can honour that past and walk with that knowledge and never let people forget,” he said.And so, this Tuesday, June 11, 2013, on the anniversary of Harper’s apology which was delivered in the House of Commons, McMahon took to Twitter to tell fragments of his grandmother’s story.“She went to Thunder Bay. She brought a feather with her. I’d never seen carry a feather before then. She told me she was scared,” tweeted McMahon, through his handle @RMComedy. “Those hearings changed her forever. She cried, told me her story. ‘You’re strong enough to use this pain for good.’ I carry her story.”McMahon said Harper’s apology has done little to change the reality facing Indigenous peoples in Canada.“We kind of see it for what it was. It was necessary the country was at a boiling point. We also see what is coming from it, more funding cuts than ever. The situation we are now in its way worse than it was five years ago,” he said. “If you are blindly saying reconciliation is here, let’s all work together and hold hands, well that’s not the reality.”McMahon said the anniversary of the apology shouldn’t be about moving on, but about remembering and ensuring the darkness is never forgotten.“As a father…it is my job to break that cycle and free (my children) of the burden of the past and to teach them,” he said. “On Remembrance Day (Nov. 11)…we say, ‘lest we forget.’ But in Canada, (when discussing residential schools) we are always saying, can’t we just all move on? Can’t we just forget it already, can’t you let it go? But, if we are never supposed to forget those other traumas, why should we forget these ones…It is our responsibility to remind people that it is an ugly past and we have to be willing to put it on the line because of that past.”Bruyere’s story also taught her grandson about the resilience of his culture.“She was a Catholic and a pretty devout Catholic, but when she went to those hearings she brought that eagle feather with her,” he said. “She was a lot more traditional than any of us even knew. She spoke the language and carried the histories of her community in her, but rarely talked about it.”But it was one of her last requests that left a permanent mark.“When she passed, in her will, she requested new moccasins. In our traditional funerals, you put on new moccasins on those that pass so when they are on that journey and are greeted by our ancestors, our ancestors know they are ready to take that journey with then,” said McMahon. “That is not something found in any scripture or part of the Bible…She went back home with our ancestors in the way that she really wanted.”jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Sidi Kacem (north) –  Forty people were injured, including three in a serious condition and 15 seriously injured Saturday when a coach veered off the road and overturned in the province of Sidi Kacem (120-km northeast of Rabat).The accident occurred around 12:30 pm when the coach, bound for Fez, veered off the road 12 km from the town of El Jorf Melha, local authorities pointed out.Road accidents in Morocco kill 4,000 victims annually and gobble 2 points of Morocco’s GDP, a huge loss for the Moroccan economy. read more

Casablanca – Morocco’s appointed Head of Government, Abdelilah Benkirane, was named “The Person of the Year” in a vote organized by the Casablanca-based Aswat Radio.The results of an SMS vote organized by Aswat Radio were revealed on January 10th. After being awarded his trophy by the radio channel, Benkirane graciously participated in a congratulatory interview.As part of his expression of gratitude at being selected among all the figures competing for the title, Benkirane thanked the voters “who considered that I [Benkirane] was the person deserving of the title.” He went on to reveal that he was touched by the story of a female doctor, Nawal Guassim, who came second in the vote. Guassim, a supervisor in the delivery ward at Zagora hospital, has managed through her personal effort and dedication, to enhance the services of the hospital.Benkirane was clearly impressed by her story and sent her his greetings saying, “you understood me more than many of the closest people to me.” He added that he is convinced that reform cannot take place unless “the doctor, the nurse, the teacher, the employee in public administration and whoever else tasked with a specific duty” contributes with their own personal efforts.“You could take measures to the highest level the way you want” Benkirane further explained, “If people do not positively interact with the measures, they are doomed to fail.” The appointed Head of Government then addressed teachers in the public sector, which is suffering through major crises, saying that they must take the initiative and not wait for government programs because they are in a better position to know the problems afflicting their sector.Turning the subject back to the doctor who secured second place in the vote, Benkirane said, “If I had voted, I would have voted for her… given the significance of the role she plays. “When his interview was concluded, Benkirane remained to answer questions from reporters about the status quo on the political scene following his decision to end the talks leading to the formation of the next government. He reaffirmed his position that he cannot continue negotiations with the other parties so long as the reasons for his decision still apply. read more

Rabat- Just a few days after Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was released from detention, Saudi authorities on Tuesday released all remaining detainees from the luxury Ritz-CarltonRitz-Carlton Hotel, a Saudi official said on Tuesday. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) had ordered the arrest and detention of about 200 Saudi dignitaries and top officials for more than three months. “There are no longer any detainees left at the Ritz-Carlton,” an anonymous Saudi official told Reuters.The kingdom’s attorney general, Saud Al-Mojeb, said in a statement that 56 individuals remain in custody due to “other pending criminal cases, in order to continue the investigations process, and in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations.” In late November, Saudi Arabia’s strongman crown prince ordered the arrests as part of anti-corruption crackdown, claiming that over USD 100 billion had been lost to embezzlement and corruption in the past decades.The massive and unprecedented purge came hours after a Saudi royal decree announced the formation of an anti-corruption commission headed by the crown prince who promptly ordered a high-profile cabinet reshuffle. To date, the complete list of former detainees is still unknown but is said to comprise at least 11 princes, including 62-year-old Bin Talal, who faced accusations of money laundering, corruption and extortion.The majority of those detained were released after negotiating their exit for very large sums of money. Bin Talal’s sum, though, is believed to be one of the largest sought by the Saudi authorities; reportedly at least $6 billion in exchange for his freedom, according to the Wall Street Journal.Some of the detainees are believed to have been moved from the Ritz to a prison after “refusing to admit wrongdoing and reach financial settlements with the authorities.”The attorney general has indicated that the estimated value of settlements currently stands at more than $106 billion. Al-Mojeb said the settlements reached include seizure of real estate assets, commercial entities, securities and cash.As the detainees have been moved from the five-star Ritz-Carlton Hotel, the latter is expected to reopen to the public in February. According to its website, the hotel is taking bookings again beginning 14 February. read more

23 January 2007United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all parties in Lebanon resume a dialogue to address their political differences after street confrontations that have reportedly caused loss of life and injuries. “He is greatly concerned that the political dispute in Lebanon,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson Michele Montas said in a statement that noted that the new confrontation came just ahead of a donors’ conference in Paris, which will seek to help the country recover from the ravages of last summer’s between Israel and Hizbollah.Mr. Ban, who will attend the Paris conference, reiterated the UN’s support for the stability, sovereignty, security and independence of Lebanon.The office of Mr. Ban’s Personal Representative for Lebanon Geir Pedersen reported that the Beirut airport had been cut off during the demonstrations and was temporarily effectively closed. Many roads within and around Beirut and in other parts of Lebanon have been cut off by blockades, some them built with burning tires and old cars, it added.The office is monitoring reports of clashes between different factions, mostly north of Beirut.In a related development Ms. Montas said there had been seven Israeli overflights of Lebanon by Israeli warplanes today in breach of the agreement which ended the hostilities in August.“In accordance with its standard procedures, the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) protests each overflight to the Israeli authorities as a violation of the Blue Line” separating the two countries, she added.Before going to the Paris conference on Lebanon, Mr. Ban will travel to Brussels, where he will hold meetings with European Union, European Parliament and European Commission officials as well as senior representatives of NATO and the Belgian Government, as well as the country’s King.From Paris he will go to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), meeting with President Joseph Kabila and other senior government officials as well as peacekeepers and staff of the UN’s largest mission, and addressing the National Assembly.A trip to Kisangani is scheduled, as is a brief visit across the river to Brazzaville to meet with President Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo, Ms. Montas announced today.Mr. Ban will then go to Addis Ababa for the African Union Summit before ending his Africa trip with a stop in Nairobi, where he will meet with the Kenyan President and the UN staff.From Kenya, the Secretary-General will travel to the Netherlands, where he will visit the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague. He will also meet with Queen Beatrix as well as the Dutch Prime Minister and senior officials.After that, Mr. Ban will go to Washington, D.C. for a meeting of the Middle East Quartet comprised of the UN, United States, Russian Federation and European Union. read more

“UNICEF is grateful to Gucci and its employees for their commitment to improving children’s lives and futures through education,” UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said in a press release. “Every child should have a fair chance in life. That begins with a fair chance to learn.” At an event held yesterday in New York, the UN agency and the 94-year old fashion house underscored the wide reach of their accomplishments with the screening of Growing Tall – a short film directed by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Christina Voros that highlights the “power of education to transform lives, especially for girls and women.”The issue of accessibility to quality schooling for children in the least-developed and developing world remains a critical area of concern for UNICEF. According to UN data, since the year 2000, 34 million more primary school-aged children have attended school than would have done so if earlier trends had continued. However, despite this progress, some 58 million children of primary school age remain out of school worldwide. Over the past 10 years, in fact, Gucci’s support for UNICEF has helped train more than 8,700 teachers and educators, construct nearly 300 school classrooms, and supply 14,600 school desks. In addition, the partnership has also led to the construction of more than 1,800 water and sanitation facilities in schools, ensuring clean water for drinking and hygiene, and has facilitated government policy changes on education and improving school curricula.The benefits, UNICEF noted in its press release, have reached more than 7.5 million children in both Africa and Asia and will now extend through the UN agency’s “Chime for Change” campaign targeting children and families affected by the Syria crisis with learning opportunities and support services.“Through our long and successful partnership, Gucci has helped provide that chance to so many children who might otherwise be excluded – and in doing so, provided them with the tools to build a better world for themselves and their communities,” Mr. Lake added. read more

JaVale McGee has gone a long way toward shedding the persona he got from “Shaqtin’ a Fool,” the TV blooper segment on which he held residency for years. Coming off consecutive NBA titles with Golden State, the 7-footer is currently logging career highs in points and blocks per game with the Lakers while serving as a full-time starter for the first time since 2011-12. Not bad considering the collective confusion when he agreed to a deal to join LeBron James in Los Angeles.But for all the improvement he’s shown as a mainstay in this lineup, the 30-year-old still has an Achilles’ heel when it comes to his defense: McGee remains the league’s supreme goaltender.As of Wednesday, McGee had been called for goaltending an NBA-high 13 times, nearly twice as many as Orlando rookie Mo Bamba, who ranks second in the league with seven violations. The Knicks, who also have 13 goaltending violations, are the only team that’s been called as many times as McGee himself, according to PBP Stats, which tracks a wide array of advanced NBA statistics. But this is nothing new for McGee: Since his rookie year, he has somehow managed to lead the NBA in goaltending violations per 100 possessions in each of the eight seasons in which he logged at least 400 minutes of playing time.With 214 goaltends in his career,1This includes 11 in the postseason. including one season when he logged a league-high 55, there have obviously been some true head-scratchers. One violation in 2012 was particularly egregious: The ball was in clear, undeniable descent before McGee launched it, volleyball-style, into the stands 25 or so feet in the air.Puzzling as they might be from time to time for his coaches, the goaltending calls probably aren’t that big of a deal. Getting called for something that costs his club 2 points — 2 points they might have surrendered anyway — is arguably small potatoes compared with the upside of blocking a shot. And that’s likely even more true of McGee, who this year has blocked 5.3 shots for every goaltending violation.But McGee’s willingness to lunge at nearly every shot attempt the way a cat flails at a laser pointer can cost his team in other ways. His block attempts often hurt the Laker defense more than if he had simply stayed on the ground. Take a late October game against the Spurs, when McGee committed three shooting fouls — resulting in seven San Antonio free throw attempts in a 1-point defeat — that stemmed from him ramming into jump-shooters. Twice, LaMarcus Aldridge pump-faked McGee into the air, knowing his constant tendency to go for blocks. (DeMar DeRozan did the same thing to McGee when the Lakers visited San Antonio.) Over the past two seasons, McGee has posted the second-highest foul rate when it comes to big men bumping into jump-shooters, according to data from Second Spectrum.2Among those with at least 10 such fouls. Only Portland’s Zach Collins has a higher foul rate in such scenarios.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JaVale1.mp400:0000:0000:55Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.While McGee may not have the greatest on-court instincts, the reason he attempts to block so many shots is simple: He thinks he’s capable of cleanly blocking them all. He’s highly athletic — remember the dunk contest in which he jammed on two side-by-side rims at the same time? — and at one point McGee owned the largest wingspan in the entire league, at more than 7-foot-6.“That’s something [the referees are] not used to seeing,” McGee said of a particularly ridiculous block, when he caught the ball with one hand — and appeared to do so cleanly — but was whistled for goaltending anyway.“I think he tries to be spectacular,” then-Nuggets coach George Karl said in 2013 when asked about McGee’s game. “Basketball is a game of possession after possession of doing things the right way, doing your job and letting the spectacular come. I think JaVale tries to find the spectacular and forces the spectacular when if … you just let us orchestrate the game, something big-time will happen.”Another prolific rim protector, Tyson Chandler, sized up McGee’s game nearly eight years ago in a post from a Wizards blog. Chandler presciently said the then-Wizards center needed “to understand how he can be effective,” and that he would learn that by playing with more established veterans. McGee gained that experience with Golden State — and now Chandler is backing up McGee with the Lakers.McGee has been a force this season. He’s been a top-10 rim protector3Among players who’ve logged at least 15 games and who have defended five shots or more from inside of 6 feet per game. so far, holding opponents more than 10 points beneath their averages from inside of 6 feet, according to NBA Advanced Stats. In large part because of their play at center, the Lakers rank fifth in the league in opponent field-goal percentage inside 3 feet and ninth in overall defensive efficiency. And while there were once questions about McGee’s basic fundamentals, those concerns have largely evaporated. Just look at last year’s NBA Finals, when McGee played incredibly solid defense after being switched onto LeBron.What will be worth watching on Thursday, when the Lakers play foul-drawing maestro James Harden and the Rockets, and this postseason4If Los Angeles makes it. is whether McGee can avoid being baited by fakes. If savvy teams like the Spurs already know to test his ability to stay on the ground, it’s almost a given that other teams will try it in a series.In a way, the key to the Lakers rising to become true contenders could very well be based on McGee’s ability to stay grounded on defense.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

first_imgThe 35-year-old apologised at Carlisle Crown Court and was given a 20-month suspended prison sentence.”You behaved in a most disgraceful manner,” said Judge Nicholas Clarke QC.The court heard the painter was carrying out work at Glenfield House in Carlisle in Cumbria for owner Katherine King. Hartley, of Whitehaven, Cumbria, pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary with intent to do unlawful damage. He was also given a rehabilitation requirement, a four-month night-time curfew and unpaid work.A restraining order prevents him from legally contacting Miss King in any way for five years.Marion Weir, defending, said Hartley was “terrified at the thought of custody” and that alcohol was the “under-pinning issue in all his difficulties”. Glenfield house  Glenfield house damage  Glenfield house damage Credit:Mike McKenzie But prosecutor Beccy McGregor said his duties were reduced after he began acting “inappropriately” and started declaring his feelings for her.On one occasion, Hartley let himself out of her property, with the living room having been left “full of Christmas presents”. Glenfield house Credit:Caters Newscenter_img Glenfield house damage  Hartley told Miss King in February that “he had his heart broken by her” and later that month, while she was visiting family, she was alerted by neighbours to an alarm sounding and water “gushing” out.Keys were removed from bedroom doors apparently to prevent police gaining access. Three ceilings collapsed and the court heard Miss King lost thousands of pounds in lost earnings. A decorator has narrowly avoided an immediate jail term despite flooding a woman’s B&B after she rejected his amorous advances.Kevin Hartley broke into the hotel, left shower heads on the floor and covered up plug holes during what he called a “spur of the moment act” while “extremely drunk”. Glenfield house damage Credit:Mike McKenzie Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Allrounder Jason Holder has put West Indies’ loss in the first T20 against Pakistan largely down to the unfamiliarity factor, according to ESPNCricinfo.Shadab Khan, the 18-year-old debutant legspinner, did a lot of the damage as West Indies were kept to 111 for 8 in Barbados, a total Pakistan chased down with 17 balls and six wickets to spare. Going into the rest of the series, Holder said West Indies would need to come up with plans to counter the new faces they are up against, especially the spinners.“We need to just sit down and work out our plans against all their bowlers,” Holder said. “Obviously we are coming up against some guys who we have never played. In this situation, we need to find how best to play them given the conditions that we have.“We struggled with their slow bowlers, and it’s a situation where we need to counteract their slow bowlers in the middle. Those were the guys who really put the strangle on us up front.”According to ESPNCricinfo, Holder said while the pitch was slow, it was not to blame for West Indies’ score; that was down to the early run-out of Evin Lewis and the repeated loss of wickets at “crucial stages”.“I felt that the wicket we had today was slow, it was a little bit more difficult to hit on. It broke up a little earlier than I thought it would, but bearing that in mind, we just needed to find ways to knock some balls back down the pitch. It was a good enough pitch for us to get 150 at least. Definitely think if we had 150 on the board it would’ve been a much better game.“It’s clear we didn’t bat well. We started off with a run-out, which gave them momentum. It was a very good piece of fielding, but we never really recovered from there. It was a situation in the middle where we had to consolidate, build a partnership.The second of four T20s will be played in Port of Spain on March 30.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related’I don’t think we executed well enough’ – HolderJuly 25, 2016In “latest news”Holder wants his bowlers to be ‘lot more consistent’June 23, 2018In “Sports”Underdogs Windies seek to end home drought against PakistanApril 7, 2017In “latest news” read more

first_img Short URL GARDAÍ WHO WERE examining a vehicle as part of an investigation discovered three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at a commercial garage at Newhall, Naas, yesterday afternoon.The area was sealed off and a cordon was put in place shortly after 4pm. The Army Explosive Ordinance Disposal team attended the scene and the three bombs were removed for further examination.At 9.30pm, the area was declared safe and traffic restrictions were lifted. Gardaí said that investigations are ongoing.A spokesman for the Defence Forces confirmed that a forensic examination of the devices will now take place.He said: “The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal team on request from gardaí. A cordon was established in the surrounding area to ensure public safety.“The Army Bomb Disposal team arrived at 4.15pm, carried out an assessment and proceeded to make safe the three suspect devices. The devices have now been removed to a secure military installation for further examination. Material of an evidential nature will be handed over to An Garda Síochána.”Read: Drug addict went “off the wall” robbing shops two weeks after release from prison >Read: ‘Loads of tender hugs’ – Catholic Church releases gift tokens for Valentine’s Day > 20 Comments By Garreth MacNamee http://jrnl.ie/3232269 File photo of Defence Forces bomb squad member. Image: Flickr Share254 Tweet Email1 26,788 Views center_img Three bombs discovered in vehicle during garda search in Kildare The Defence Forces were called to the scene. Feb 10th 2017, 6:52 AM Friday 10 Feb 2017, 6:52 AM File photo of Defence Forces bomb squad member. Image: Flickr Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Stay on target Instead of using fossil fuels, Hurtigruten’s new process will combine processed fish leftovers and organic waste to generate biogas, a renewable energy source from raw materials. Biogas would then be liquified and used to power ships. With this process, Hurtigruten could minimize greenhouse gas emissions over the next four years. Move over, fossil fuels: A Norwegian cruise line aims to have at least six of its ships powered by dead fish and organic waste by 2021.Hurtigruten, a Norway-based expedition cruise line company, is proposing this solution to reduce ship pollution and transition to greener energy alternatives, reported The Guardian. Hurtigruten, which currently operates a 17-vessel fleet, would like to convert at least six of its ships to use biogas natural gas and large renewable energy battery packs by 2021. The company operates cruises in the Antarctic and Arctic, global areas that are highly sensitive to climate change and other environmental issues. With this switch, Hurtigruten can reduce its carbon footprint and increase Norway’s presence in the global biogas sector.“Norway is a large shipping nation, but fishery and forestry are also large sectors. They create jobs and produce income, but they also produce a lot of waste products,” Daniel Skjeldam, Hurtigruten’s chief executive, told The Guardian. “The steady access to high volumes of organic waste gives the Nordic countries a unique position on the biogas market.”More on Geek.com:8 Sci-Fi Books That Highlight Climate ChangeMan Locks Himself Inside ‘Earth in a Jar’ for Climate Change AwarenessEarth’s Ozone Layer is Healing, UN-Backed Report Sayslast_img read more

first_imgSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane police officers have shot a man wielding a knife and wearing a hospital gown in the city’s northeast side.Police Chief Craig Meidl tells KREM TV that about 6 p.m. Sunday officers received a call about a reckless driver.Meidl says that after a short chase, the driver got out of the car and ran from police.The chief says that an officer reported the man had a knife and was starting to go after neighbors.Authorities tell KREM that the officers stopped the man and used a Taser on him, but they were not able to control him.Meidl says that’s when the officers shot the man. KREM reports that the man was taken to a hospital for treatment and his condition is unknown.Meidl tells KREM he could not say how many officers fired their weapons but said four or five officers responded to the call. Meidl said they will be reviewing body-camera video.last_img read more

first_imgPatrick Cutrone’s agent admits the striker is attracting interest from top clubs in Spain and Germany but suggested the forward is keen on staying in MilanCutrone who is still one of the finest young stars in Italy and has bagged seven goals this season, and Donato Orgnoni revealed the player is still learning a lot from Higuain.“Had he been foreign he’d have attracted much more interest, even if he remains one of the top Italian youngsters,” he told MilanNews.it.“We’ve had many shows of interest from foreign teams, with enquiries from Spain and one from Germany, but Patrick wants to keep doing well for Milan.“We expect Cutrone to have the same chances in 2019 that he had last year. After that, it’ll be up to him to do well on the field with his performances, goals and, possibly, awards.“There’s a lot of talk of new strikers, but we never talk about them. We know that the club must work to improve the team, but we’ve never been afraid, not even when Higuain arrived.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“He’s grown a lot working alongside Higuain. Pipita remains one of the best strikers in the world.“His bad run aside, Gonzalo is a great player and Patrick is trying to steal as many things from him as possible.“They work very well together. Patrick is aware of Pipita’s quality and wants to learn from him.“Patrick wants to do well in the European Under-21 Championship. That’s the only reason why Patrick hasn’t been called up to the national team.“Mancini knows him well and doesn’t need to try him out.”last_img read more

first_imgSoy growers are asking Congress that $425 million be included in the FY 2018 budget for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Research Initiative (AFRI).The American Soybean Association (ASA) and several other agriculture organizations signed onto a letter this week to Chairman John Hoeven and Ranking Member Jeff Merkley of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, and Chairman Robert Aderholt and Ranking Member Sanford Bishop of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, reiterating the importance of the program to keep American agriculture competitive and moving forward.“All of agriculture needs innovation,” the groups state in the letters. “Whether the need is healthier cattle, healthier humans, or healthier balance sheets for farmers, the common thread is science-driven innovation. This investment creates jobs and strengthens rural economies.”The groups said lack of funding has left U.S. scientists behind and scrambling for grants to discover disease- and weather-resistant genes for plants and animals, while scientists in other countries are quickly catching up. The letters also expresses concern, as some department heads at leading research universities are being poached by European institutions because funding is more secure.“Funding AFRI with $425 million in FY 2018 is a modest step toward ensuring American agriculture preeminence in the face of rapidly expanding research budgets in China, Brazil, and Europe,” the groups state in the letters. “We think you will agree that our best science and our best researchers should have every opportunity to succeed so that U.S. agriculture enjoys greatness for generations to come.”Click here to read the letters.last_img read more

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:06/2:26Loaded: 0%0:06Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:20?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … NASAs Most Incredible Moments The fish shaped UFO could be an alien ship, claims Scott C. Waring    / UFO Sightings DailyPopular extraterrestrial researcher Scott C Waring has claimed that he has discovered an alien ship on the surface of the moon. In a recent post on his website ‘UFO Sightings Daily’, Waring claimed that he spotted this image after analyzing a NASA image, and he assured that it is a gigantic alien UFO which might be more than 10 miles long.”I felt like maybe I should let Elon Musk know about the 10 mile long alien ship that I found. This particular craft is in Waterman Crater on Earths moon. I thought that if I let him know that such a high tech ship with a length of about 10-11 miles long existed, that perhaps he may take an interest in salvaging it. Humanity needs to travel out of our solar system to colonize on other worlds and this craft may still be working,” wrote Waring on his website. NASA moon rock could be a fake one, claims researcher    / UFO Sightings DailyWaring added that a spacecraft measuring more than ten miles could adopt thousands of people, and if the craft is working, it could play a crucial role in elevating the chances of space colonization in the future. The alien researcher also urged SpaceX founder Elon Musk to look into this image and asked him to salvage the ship, and later pasting a Tesla logo on it.Even though the picture shared by Waring has now gone viral, experts have dismissed his claims stating that it is a peculiar nature of the human brain called pareidolia which is resulting in these visual hallucinations. As per experts, pareidolia is the capability of the human brain to form recognizable images on unknown patterns.A few days back, Waring had claimed that NASA has never gone to the moon. Waring substantiated these claims after pointing out a news story in 2009 that states that the moon rock safeguarded at the Dutch National Museum is actually fake, and it is nothing but a simple petrified wood. Waring also urged the United States government to give their space missions to Elon Musk as he used to keep his promises.Earlier, Waring had also requested United States president Donald Trump to make him the head of NASA. Waring claimed that he is capable of unveiling mysteries of alien life if he gets appointed as the NASA chief.center_img Closelast_img read more

first_imgA man walks past the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, July 15, 2015.ReutersShares of Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) debuted at a discount of almost 9 percent on Monday on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).The country’s largest energy exchange’s initial public offer (IPO) was oversubscribe by 2.28 times earlier this month. The company’s shares opened at Rs 1,500 a piece on BSE, almost 9.09 percent lower from its issue price of Rs 1,650.IEX had diluted 20 percent of the post-issue paid-up capital through an IPO in the primary market.The exchange had fixed a price band of Rs 1,645-Rs 1,650 per share for its Rs 1,000-crore public issue. At the upper price band the IPO is likely give IEX a valuation of nearly Rs 5,000 crore.At 12:45 pm, IEX shares were trading at Rs 1,629.40 per share, up around 8 percent, while benchmark 30-share Sensex traded 0.18 percent, or 56.93 points, lower at 32,333.03.Mint had reported earlier that private investors like Aditya Birla Private Equity and Renuka Ramnath-led Multiples Alternate Asset Management had pulled out IEX shares worth Rs 103 crore just a couple of days ahead of the launch of the IEX IPO.With 90 percent market share for last five years, IEX has been India’s first and largest power exchange, providing an automated trading platform for electricity (for physical delivery) and renewable energy certificates.The company reported a profit of Rs 113.6 crore in 2016-17, up 13 percent from the year-ago period.Indian Energy Exchange IPO offers four different products: renewable energy certificates (REC), day ahead market (DAM), term ahead market (TAM) and energy savings certificates (ESCerts), reported NDTV.IEX and Power Exchange India are the only two power exchanges that allow short-term power trading.IEX dominates the market with its share in total volume traded through exchanges in the last five years at an average of over 93.5 percent.last_img read more

first_img Foldable smartphones are reportedly the next big thing, and just about every smartphone maker has shown one off already. So far their displays tend to open and close like a book.That’s not the case with a new prototype Sharp is showing off. It’s a clamshell design that looks remarkably similar to an old-school Motorola Razr, except its interior is all screen.The display measures 6.18 inches diagonally and boasts a native resolution of 1440 × 3040 pixels. That’s roughly 544PPI and in the same neighborhood as the stunning display on the Samsung Galaxy S10.The big difference, of course, is that Sharp’s display is meant to be folded repeatedly. Sharp says it can be opened and closed more than 300,000 times.It’s hard to judge with certainty from the brief video clip shared by Engadget Japan, but it definitely looks like Sharp has figured out how to solve one annoying little problem we’ve seen on other company’s folding phones.速報です。シャープが曲がる折りたたみスマホ向け有機EL展示。三重工場と堺工場で製造した「純日本製」パネルとなります。https://t.co/cqi5Pi0Imr pic.twitter.com/uYt8lrK6s1— 小口貴宏 / EngadgetJP (@TKoguchi787) April 10, 2019There doesn’t appear to be a noticeable crease in the middle of the screen when it’s unfolded, even when mostly black. That’s a pretty big selling point when you consider that Sharp’s competitors are asking $2000 for devices that have visible grooves.Not sold on the clamshell design? While not all that popular in the West any more, there’s still a big demand for flip phones in Asian markets. Samsung just unveiled a new one back in November and slapped a $2700 price tag on it.Sharp could be positioning their new foldable to go after the same group of consumers. These are folks who don’t have an issue with sticker shock and Sharp wouldn’t have to produce a huge number of the first-gen phones. They could keep supplies limited to give the phone an extra dash of exclusivity while continuing to refine the displays for future mass-market devices.More on Geek.com:Watch: Robots Test Samsung Galaxy Fold Phone 200,000 TimesScientists Drop Smartphone Into Blender To Analyze Its ContentsLego Pokes Fun at Samsung’s Foldable Phone With ‘Lego Fold’ Rugged BlackBerry Clone With QWERTY Keyboard Hits KickstarterA Smart Speaker Could Save You From Cardiac Arrest Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgDon’t we all get a craving for some crispy, sizzling, juicy chicken during some part of the day? Well, Thank God it’s Friday (TGI Friday) has a special treat stored in for all the chicken lovers out there this summer! They have featured their new ‘Chicken Sensations- flavours beyond your expectations’ which will flatter your taste buds with a galore of exciting chicken dishes. TGIF’s Chicken Sensations include Crab Crusted Cajun Chicken, Parmesan Crusted Chicken and Wicked Chicken. We tried their Crab Crusted Cajun which was rich and quite juicy with two blackened chicken breasts topped with bruschetta crab blend. The dish was served with a flavourful parmesan mushroom cream sauce and creamed spinach with cheddar potatoes.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Their Parmesan Crusted Chicken was also quite commendable with two nicely sauteed chicken breasts which were brushed with Caesar dressing  and then finished with a parmesan-crust. The dish was served with a creamy spinach Alfredo fettuccine pasta and a fresh tomato mozzarella salad which complimented the chicken perfectly.The special menu also offers Wicked Chicken which includes two blackened chicken breast topped with cajun cream sauce over jambalaya rice. The dish is served with butter roasted corn cobs and a side of cajun cream sauce. So head over to TGI Friday’s to satify your chicken mania. A meal for two would cost Rs. 1200 plus taxes.last_img read more

first_imgSeventy militants in Egypt were killed in army raids during the last week, the military said on Sunday.Apart from the 70 killed, 118 wanted and suspected militants were arrested from March 1-7, while 27 militant bases were destroyed, army spokesperson Brigadier General Mohamed Samir said.He added that 108 vehicles and motorcycles used by militants in their attacks against police and army personnel were also destroyed.Egypt’s Sinai region has witnessed many violent attacks by militants since the January 2011 revolution that toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak. The attacks targeting police and military increased after the ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.Over 500 personnel have been reported killed since. Military has launched security campaigns in the area, arrested suspects and demolished houses belonging to terrorists.last_img read more

first_imgMozilla: support for Windows XP and Vista until September 2017 at least by Martin Brinkmann on December 24, 2016 in Firefox – Last Update: December 24, 2016 – 29 commentsMozilla announced on December 23, 2016 that it will support the Windows operating systems XP and Vista at least until September 2017.The organization announced back in September 2016 that it plans to make Firefox 52 the latest major version of the browser that supports Windows XP and Windows Vista.Firefox 52 will be released on March 7, 2017 according to the browser’s release schedule. Mozilla plans to move all XP and Vista users of the web browser to the Firefox Extended Release Channel (ESR) in March.The move ensures continued support for the operating systems at least until September 2017 according to Mozilla. The organization will reassess  the number of XP and Vista users in mid-2017 and use it to decide on a final end of release date for Firefox on those two operating systems.While that end of support date is still undecided, it will be between September 2017 and mid-2018 as Firefox 52 ESR will be moved to Firefox 59 ESR by that time, and that new version won’t support XP or Vista.Firefox ESR is a special release of Firefox for organizations who require long term support and don’t want to or can’t test new Firefox releases every six weeks or so.Mozilla plans to implement changers to the Firefox (non ESR) installer to block the installation of the browser on Windows XP and Vista machines. It has yet to be seen how portable versions of Firefox will handle execution on unsupported machines, and how Mozilla will handle non-production versions of Firefox on XP or Vista.According to the Firefox Hardware Report, Windows XP accounts for 10.36% and Windows Vista for 2.56% of all systems reporting metrics back to Mozilla. That’s still almost 13% of the browser’s user base in total.While Mozilla continued to support Firefox for XP and Vista, Google did drop support already in its Chrome web browser in mid-2016. Of all major browser makers, only Opera and Mozilla are still supporting XP and Vista.Microsoft did end support for the then-and-still popular operating system Windows XP back in April 2014, and will drop support for Windows Vista in April 2017.The decision to end support for XP and Vista leaves users on these operating systems in a predicament. The operating system itself is no longer support — or won’t be come April 2017 — and now the browser will also stop receiving security updates eventually.Users may stick with an unsupported version of Firefox, e.g. the last Firefox 52 ESR release that supports XP or Vista. Other options are to use virtualization to run other browsers, or to switch to another operating system entirely. There is always Linux, and it is free to install and use.Now You: are you affected by the end of support announcement?SummaryArticle NameMozilla: support for Windows XP and Vista until September 2017 at leastDescriptionMozilla announced on December 23, 2016 that it will support the Windows operating systems XP and Vista at least until September 2017.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more