Student attacked with sword after scuffle; assailants on run in Thane

first_imgA 22-year-old college student was seriously injured after he was allegedly attacked here with a sword, by a group of miscreants including the driver of an auto rickshaw in which he was travelling, police said on Tuesday.According to the complaint filed by victim Rahul Pandey on Monday, the incident took place in Sathe Nagar locality of Wagle Estate here on late Sunday night, when he set out to attend a friend’s birthday party and boarded an auto to reach the destination, they said.Enroute when Mr. Pandey stopped the rickshaw to attend nature’s call, the driver, Pawan Tiwari along with three of his occupant friends demanded money from him to buy cigarettes.When Mr. Pandey refused, an altercation ensued and an annoyed Mr. Tiwari along with the trio allegedly fisted him. The assailants then dragged him into the auto and forcibly took him to an isolated spot nearby. When he tried to escape by jumping from the auto, the accused attacked him with a sword, police said in a release quoting the complaint.The college student then managed to flee the spot by boarding another rickshaw and got himself admitted to the civil hospital here in the wee hours of Monday.Wagle Estate police have booked the accused under sections 363 (kidnap), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and other relevant sections of the IPC besides sections 4 and 25 of the Arms act along with Bombay Police Act sections 37(1) and 135.However, no arrests have been made so far in the case as all the four accused are on the run.last_img read more

Rio-bound swimmer Sajan felicitated by govt; given Rs 10 lakh

first_imgThiruvananthapuram, Jul 15 (PTI) Kerala government today felicitated Sajan Prakash, the only male swimmer selected to represent India in the Rio Olympics to be held next month and handed over a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to him.The cheque was handed over to the 22-year-old ace swimmer from Kerala, who won several medals in the last National games, by Sports Minister E P Jayarajan at a function organised by the Kerala Aquactic Association here.Sports personalities Bobby Aloysius and K M Beenamol were among those present on the occasion.Kerala-born Sajan will swim in the mens 200m butterfly in the swimming events at the 2016 Olympic Games. PTI JRK APR CPSlast_img read more

England spinner Liam Dawson to play first Test vs South Africa

first_imgEngland have selected Hampshire spinner Liam Dawson to play in his first test match on home soil when the series against South Africa starts at Lord’s on Thursday, said captain Joe Root.The 27-year-old all-rounder made his England debut against India in Chennai last December and joins Worcestershire’s Moeen Ali in an England team which will feature two spinners in a Lord’s Test for the first time since 1993.Middlesex seamer Toby Roland-Jones is the player left out of the 12-man squad to accommodate Dawson, a right-handed batsman and left-arm spinner.”Liam is going to play,” Root said on Wednesday ahead of his first test since he succeeded Alastair Cook as England captain in February.”Liam’s character is exceptional – the way he bowled in India and so far this season has been brilliant. He’ll bring us a lot of control and a bit of depth in our batting as well.”Toby is the unfortunate one to miss out but he’s really impressed everyone with the way he has gone about his business.”The four-match series starts at Lord’s on Thursday before the teams meet at Trent Bridge, The Oval and Old Trafford.last_img read more

Premier League: Manchester City come from behind at home to edge past West Ham United

first_imgDavid Silva scored a late goal as runaway leaders Manchester City won their 13th successive Premier League game and restored their eight-point lead with a 2-1 victory against West Ham United on Sunday.Silva converted Kevin de Bruyne’s brilliant pass from close range in the 83rd minute as City maintained their blistering form this season.Nicolas Otamendi had converted substitute Gabriel Jesus’s cross in the 57th minute to equalise after defender Angelo Ogbonna had headed West Ham into the most unlikely lead at the end of a first half in which the hosts dominated.In winning their 13th successive Premier League match, City equalled the record held by both Arsenal and Chelsea.”It was difficult, teams seem to come here and get every man behind the ball, not interested in anything but parking the bus,” City midfielder Fabian Delph told Sky Sports.”But we have players like David Silva in the team, so we knew if we kept going we’d get our chances. We knew we had to be patient, we came out flying in the second half, we tried to explain to the boys we still had time and then we started to relax a bit more and found those spaces.”We want to win the derby but we are taking it each game at a time.”After rivals United beat Arsenal 3-1 on Saturday to cut their lead to five points, City needed to win against relegation-threatened West Ham to restore their comfortable lead ahead of next weekend’s trip to Old Trafford.advertisementAs expected, City dominated possession but the mass ranks of West Ham defenders frustrated their array of attacking players and disrupted the rhythm of their intricate, threaded passes.Surprisingly, it was West Ham who came closest to opening the scoring when Michail Antonio stretched to fire a close-range volley over the top.Not until the 26th minute did goalkeeper Adrian make his first meaningful save, pushing Silva’s deflected shot over the crossbar.Manuel Lanzini drew a save from Ederson 10 minutes later before out-of-sorts City failed to deal with a corner — as they did in last weekend’s victory at Huddersfield Town — with Ogbonna’s downward header evading Ederson.Otamendi restored parity shortly after the break but, until Silva’s late intervention, it appeared that City’s search for a winner would prove fruitless.Jesus, Leroy Sane, de Bruyne, Silva and Raheem Sterling all went close as the Hammers defended superbly in their most impressive performance under manager David Moyes.City have not lost a game since April, and face second-place United next Sunday. West Ham, who have won only twice all season, sit 19th — three points behind West Bromwich Albion in 17th.last_img read more

Notes On Mike Gundy’s TCU Press Conference

first_imgOh man, this one was a doozy! Coach talked TCU, J.W., the homestretch, X’s and O’s (and Jimmy’s and Joe’s), and divas.Opening Statement• “That was a good win for our team. We had a good practice last night. We talked to them about refocusing today on TCU.”• “It should be a great game, I’ve watched quite a bit on them. They’re very talented on defense, they run well. I think part of the year they were beat up a little bit but they’re getting back at full strength in my opinion. Like most games for us in conference, it ought to be an exciting game. We’re going to need every day of preparation.”On TCU• “TCU is very good in the ‘score-zone’ – down inside the eight-yard line. So, we’ll really have to work hard and put our heads together to come up with a good plan when we get into that position on the field.”• Do you think they’ll run Kenny Hill more than Tech ran Mahomes? “They have. Originally Kliff started out running Mahomes quite a bit. From an outsider looking in and watching tape and getting a feel for it, he’s protecting him more – which I would too. Mahomes is running differently now, not taking the hits he was a year ago, which is obviously smart for him.”• Does TCU coming off a bye week put you on alert? “You have more time to study and prepare. Health-wise, for us, fortunately we’re in decent shape. Our bye week we had a few weeks ago – we needed a bye week.”• How does Doug Meacham having J.W. on the sideline impact this game? “For them, I think it’s an advantage because J.W. knows all of our signals. I know Gary’s a nice, clean, honest guy, but I would think at some point he’s going to be interested in how much J.W. knows about our signals. But they know a lot about us, we know a lot about them. The game’s going to come down to taking care of the football and being sound in special teams. And, I’m sure both defenses are concerned about limiting big-time plays.”• Did Meacham (or maybe J.W.) text you or did you talk to him this week? “Did I? No – I don’t talk to anybody during the season. I see him every once in a while at a game or something, but I’m not a big communicator during the season.”• Do you see J.W. as a D1 coach? “I would think he would do very well. He grew up eating breakfast with a guy that’s one of the best high school coaches in the history of Texas football. He’s a gym rat, loves the game. I would think he’d hang around for a while, probably get a start somewhere at a smaller school then before long be at our level.” Can we get “gym rat” on the next Bingo card?On the Homestretch Compared to Last Year“We are healthier on defense. Last year, the teams we played at the end of the year were really good football teams. I didn’t feel like we played as well as we could have defensively but we were beat up a little bit. But, we’re healthier, so overall I feel good about where we’re at as a team. We were able to get out of the last game without getting anybody injured. Their focus has to be to finish strong. Fatigue can be an issue at this point in conference play.”• “There’s so much parity in our league right now that it’s just a matter of the teams that stay focused, and obviously make the plays – take care of the football, so on and so forth. But, I do feel better about where we are right now than where we were at this time last year.”• Are they looking ahead to Bedlam and a Big 12 title at all? “Each week I talk to them about the importance of focus and fortunately we’ve had big wins. Last night, I said, ‘You’ve gotten to a point where you’re 9-1…” (No hesitation – no explanation) “…and you only got here by busting your butt, overcoming deficiencies, finding answers, practicing hard and preparing for the next game. They buy into that. This team, from a chemistry standpoint, has come further in the last month and a half than any team I’ve ever seen.” That’s cool to hear!• But then, there was this…“Now, we’re not good enough to even look past tomorrow’s practice, and TCU, in my opinion, is a considerably different team now than they were even three weeks ago, just from an outsider looking in. They’re healthy and playing pretty well and it’ll be a great challenge for us.” And maybe “outsider lookin” in’ on the card, too?• Where does that team chemistry come from? “I don’t know. If I knew, I’d bottle it up, sell it and retire. We talk an awful lot about ‘beating the guy in the mirror.’ The guy in the mirror is the one that gets all of us.”How Defenses Have Had to Evolve in the Big 12• Defenses have thrown different packages at you this season. Do coaches change much? “In our league, the two guys – really three – that are pretty much set in their ways are Coach Patterson, the Stoops Brothers, and, obviously, Coach Snyder’s group.” (Refers to the “Stoops Brothers as one guy!) “They’re making adjustments, each one of them. Coach Patterson’s probably come out of his shell more, in my opinion, than any of them.”• “When you get really good quarterback play, I would think being on that side of the ball just gets discouraging. I feel like some defensive coaches in this league feel like they have to be less predictable when there’s the type of quarterback play we’re getting in this league. You’re just seeing coaches that are traditionally set in their ways have to make adjustments.”• Robert Allen asked about someone from Mike’s era asking about defenses and “reading routes” on his radio program: “It’s quite a bit different now than it was back in the 80s – defending the pass. That would be like comparing a vehicle made in 2017 to a vehicle made in 1985. The features just aren’t the same. In the offenses we see in this league, most of the time there’s going to be four wide receivers out, 30 percent of the time there’s going to be five wide receivers out, if you’re including the running back. So, it’s very difficult to route-read.”About Running Mason• “The fewer hits that all these guys that play this position can take, a lot better off whoever’s team they play for is going to be, in my opinion. J.W. was able to take a lot of physical contact off of Mason last year because of the 3rd-and-short and goal line plays that he was in.”• “We’ve made a few changes and Mason’s been included in that – you guys have seen him run the ball. He wants to run the ball more. I’m not real excited about him running the ball more. But, when you get into a condensed area on the field, numbers play a huge role in trying to score.”On Washington and the Offense…and Recruiting “Divas”• Has Mr. President done anything differently since the KU game? “We have run the ball a little better. I think Chris Carson has added to that cause. He’s given us some more carries, and with him and Hill both being healthy right now, it’s taken a little bit of pressure off James.”• Is this a “diva-less” WR corps? “Obviously James gets a lot of publicity. But, Chris Lacy’s been fantastic…and Jhahuan Seales…of course McCleskey’s hit some big-time plays. We haven’t had any issues with guys thinking they’re not getting the ball enough…and the quarterback’s doing a good job of spreading the ball around. We’ve got fantastic play from Lacy and Jhajuan Seales from a toughness standpoint. Part of that’s that chemistry I was talking about. And it has an effect on people – like my 12 year old, the one I argue with about hair – he told me after the game his favorite player now is Chris Lacy. That’s the effect that he has on our team.”• Have you had diva receivers in the past? “Sure. And it makes it more difficult. That’s just part of the game we live in today – there’s so much hype that’s built up around certain players, you want them because if you have enough of those guys you’re pretty good. Offense is about ten unselfish players and one guy making a play – that’d be the guy with the ball.”• Does that impact recruiting, trying to balance between sheer talent and the “team guy”? “Everybody leans toward talent. Because ultimately, at the end of the day – you know, you hear people talk about the ‘Jimmy’s and Joe’s and not the X’s and the O’s.’ Coach Sutton – Eddie Sutton – used to say it’d be tough to win the Kentucky Derby with a mule. But, you also have to have guys who are willing to buy into the system, and do all the other things. I was visiting with a guy the other day about Coach Sutton. He’s as good an example of anybody of having a couple really good guys, and five or six others who will play the system. And, in recruiting, we look for that.”• How’s Larry Williams? “He’s doing good. He’s supposed to be out there moving around this week.”On Vincent Taylor and the Defense• NFL scouts say one thing about VT is his joy in the game. Is that underrated? “I think the NFL has changed somewhat in their evaluation of prospects. The Commissioner is pretty adamant about players that are going to compete at that level having character. They want the image of the game to be good and clean and fun. For us, in college, it’s still a game. We want guys that want to go out and play for all the right reasons and have fun. Vince does a very good job of understanding our philosophy.”• Is he becoming the most dominating inside guy you’ve had here? “He’s up there with as good as any player we’ve had that’s been inside for us.” So, yes? “He’s come a long way; he’s made great strides in the last six months. He’s another guy that, a year from now, could really position himself to make some good money and have an opportunity to play this game another six or seven years.”• Do you expect Whitener back this week? “Yes.”Closing Notes• Zach Sinor was a quarterback in high school: “During Spring ball, whenever that was, I saw him throwing it around one day and he throws it pretty good. If we were smart, we’d probably have a fake punt with him throwing the ball. But, it’s kind of like with James Castleman – the season’s not over yet.” Indeed!If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

BMT Upgrades MIS/MAS Systems for Shell TLP Fleet

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom Shell has selected BMT Scientific Marine Services (BMT) to implement the replacement of marine instrumentation and advisory systems (MIS/MAS) across Shell’s Gulf of Mexico tension-leg platform (TLP) fleet.The updated systems will use BMT’s WinMon data acquisition software to implement the MIS functions to monitor, log and display data from the existing suite of sensors. The system performs data quality monitoring and processing and provides storage of measured time series and derived operational information. The validated information is then passed to the Marine Advisory System and key stability metrics are collected and archived by the Marine Instrumentation System.BMT brings valuable experience to this upgrade project, having previously worked on similar Shell MIS/MAS systems including Perdido, Gumusut, and Olympus. Print  Close BMT, October 10, 2013 My locationlast_img read more

Torontos crippling cold a threat to homeless

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe crippling cold snap is impacting Toronto.The city is dealing with major flight delays, street car shutdowns and other mishaps.Some might say the city’s weather only feels like minus 21, but with the recent death of at least one homeless person.APTN’s Delaney Windigo explains why this cold can be deadly.last_img

Lawyers leading defence of Nissan exchairman Ghosn quits

TOKYO — Motonari Ohtsuru, the lawyer heading the defence for Nissan Motor Co.’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, has resigned.Ohtsuru’s office and a statement submitted to the court confirmed that Ohtsuru had quit on Wednesday. It was the latest twist in Ghosn’s legal battle after he was arrested in November. He has been charged with falsifying financial reports by under-reporting his compensation and with breach of trust.Ghosn has repeatedly said he is innocent.It was unclear why Ohtsuru was no longer representing Ghosn or if Ghosn had dismissed him. Another attorney chosen to represent the auto industry star executive also resigned as of Wednesday.Japan’s Kyodo News service said the Tokyo District Court, prosecutors and lawyers for Ghosn were due to meet Thursday to work on preparing for his trial.The Associated Press read more

CPPIB earns 11 return in first quarter

TORONTO — The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board said Friday it earned a return of 1.1% for the first quarter of its current financial year.The fund managed by the CPP Investment Board totalled $188.9-billion at June 30, up from $183.3-billion at the end of the previous quarter.The gain included $1.9-billion in net investment income and $3.7-billion in net CPP contributions made by Canadian employees and employers.The fund held $93.5-million in equity investments such as stocks, $63.4-million in fixed income such as bonds and $31.9-billion in real estate and infrastructure investments.The CPP Investment Board invests money not needed by the Canada Pension Plan to pay benefits for current retired contributors. read more

Registrar for International Criminal Court elected

The ICC’s President, Judge Philippe Kirsch, announced in The Hague that an absolute majority of the Court’s judges had elected Mr. Cathala on the first ballot. His appointment follows the swearing in earlier this month of Luis Moreno Ocampo as the Court’s Chief Prosecutor.Prior to this position, Mr. Cathala was the first officer of the ICC when the Assembly of States Parties, the Court’s governing body, appointed him Director of Common Services in October 2002.Before joining the ICC, Mr. Cathala was Deputy Registrar of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). His responsibilities there included assisting the Registrar in carrying out his work and ensuring coordination of the work of the Judges, the Administrative Services and the Judicial Division.The ICC was inaugurated on 11 March with the election of its 18 judges and will have jurisdiction over the most serious breaches of international law – trying individuals rather than states, and holding them accountable for war crimes, including, genocide, mass murder, torture, and, once defined, the crime of aggression.The Rome Statute – the Court’s establishing treaty – entered into force 1 July 2002, and the Court’s jurisdiction will cover only crimes committed after that date. The Statute has thus far been ratified by 90 countries and signed by 139. With all its senior officials in place, the Court is expected to shortly begin reviewing its opening slate of hearings. read more

Aktogay copper expansion project Kazahstan approved

first_imgKAZ Minerals has announced a planned expansion of its processing facilities at the Aktogay copper mine in the East Region of Kazakhstan. Following the achievement of commercial production at the Aktogay sulphide concentrator in October 2017, the Board has approved the construction of a second concentrator which will double the current sulphide ore processing capacity from 25 to 50 Mt/y.$1.2 billion expansion project approved to double sulphide ore processing capacity at Aktogay from 2021Annual copper production from sulphide ore to increase to 170,000 t from 2022 to 2027 and 130,000 t thereafterNet cash cost guidance to 2027 maintained at $1-1.20/lbCapital investment supported by strong cash flows from Bozshakol and Aktogay.The expansion represents a low risk growth project, being a duplicate of the sulphide processing facilities successfully commissioned at Bozshakol and Aktogay. Construction will be managed by the KAZ Minerals projects division which delivered the original project, with contracts to be tendered in 2018. The capital budget for the expansion project is expected to be in the region of $1.2 billion with approximately $200 million to be invested in 2018. The remaining expenditure will be incurred from 2019 to 2021. The mining fleet will be upgraded to support the higher ore throughput.Output from the new concentrator is expected to commence in the second half of 2021 with the facility ramping up during 2022. Copper production from sulphide ore at Aktogay will increase by 80,000 t to an average of around 170,000 t/y from 2022 to 2027, supported by higher copper grades. Over the remaining life of the mine, when copper grades will be in line with the average resource grade of 0.34%, the Aktogay expansion will add 60,000 t/y, increasing annual production to around 130,000 t. Due to higher processing volumes the life of the sulphide ore body will reduce from over 50 years to approximately 28 years. Copper cathode production from oxide ore at Aktogay will be unchanged at the current level of around 20,000 t/y for the remaining eight year life of the oxide deposit.Net cash cost guidance to 2027 following the expansion is unchanged at $1-1.20/lb in 2017 US dollar terms with efficiency gains from larger scale mining operations offsetting the effect of accelerated grade decline as processing volumes are brought forward. Sustaining capital expenditure will increase from $30-$40 million to $50-$60 million per annum from 2022 onwards. The expansion is expected to generate a return in excess of the Group’s cost of capital in the analyst consensus copper price scenario.Oleg Novachuk, Chief Executive, said: “I am pleased to announce the planned expansion of our second major growth project, Aktogay, which will double its processing capacity from 2021. This expansion represents an opportunity for our proven project team to deliver a strong return on investment from an asset we know well by replicating the existing sulphide plant. Our outlook for copper remains positive and this development will help us to continue to grow in a tightening market. The capital expenditure over the period to 2021 for the expansion will be supported by strong cash flows from our new, low cost operations at Bozshakol and Aktogay.”last_img read more

Heres how to unearth your first ever tweet

first_imgWHETHER WE LIKE to admit it or not, there’s a touch of narcissism involved in the whole idea behind Twitter.You craft that possibly pointless 140 character missive to the world, chuckle to yourself, sit back and wait for the RTs and cash to roll in.With that in mind, a social analytic and search website called Topsy have created a tool that enables Twitter users to go back in time, gaze at their own navels for a while, and find their first ever tweet.But it’s not all self-obsession – you can enter anyone’s username to find their archived tweets. (Be warned – some aren’t archived. That’s due to some privacy settings, changing usernames, that kind of thing.)1. Type in the username you want to look up, with “from:” before it Source: Topsy2. Select “Oldest” on the right hand side Source: Topsy3. Select “All time” in the left hand toolbar Source: Topsy4. Let the good times rollHere are some of the first tweets from Irish celebrities, politicians. And the odd staff member to boot…Ronan Keating being modest back in 2009 Early adopter in 2007 breaks this earth-shattering news And this man’s first foray into social mediaRead: Panic ensues over spoof post about the end of Buckfast>Read: Yoda sings the classics in his own special way on Twitter>last_img read more

Qld uni set for innovative Modern Greek program

first_imgThe Modern Greek program for Griffith University is set to get the green light after discussions were held last year between the university Professor Michael Tsianikas, head of the Modern Greek program at Flinders University. The program, due to commence in 2014, has the full support of the Greek Community in Queensland, with the Honorary Consul of Greece in Queensland, Jim Raptis, promising six scholarships for students of Griffith University who choose to study Modern Greek. The online Modern Greek program will be established and delivered by the Flinders University Greek program, with Griffith University to sign a Memorandum of Understanding early this year. “Griffith University and the Greek community in Queensland have for many years – more than 15 – been trying to establish a program,” Professor Tsianikas told Neos Kosmos. The difficulties of creating such a program in the past, he says, were due to low enrolment numbers and a lack of quality staff to deliver this program and, most importantly, conduct high quality research and active participation in the University’s administration. Professor Tsianikas has been trying since 1995 to establish this style of programs for universities in Darwin and Perth as well, having worked closely with Brisbane-based Professor Con Castan, who sadly passed away last year. A full Modern Greek Program has been established since 2003 at Charles Darwin University (CDU) through Flinders University, and both institutions recently renewed the Memorandum of Understanding for the program to be delivered at CDU to the end of 2018. “At the time, online [study] was not available, and we were thinking of employing a part-time teacher [in Queensland],” Professor Tsianikas says. He also credits Professor Castan’s wife ,Voula, Mr Raptis’ wife, Helen, and local priest Father Dimitrios for their tireless efforts and enthusiastic approach to seeing this program get off the ground. “It’s a critical time for Greek language in Australia,” Professor Tsianikas adds. “The community needs to embrace new ideas and new technology, and be proactive [in delivering] solutions for Modern Greek [studies]. “Everything we are doing should be carefully planned and discussed, otherwise the enthusiasm of any temporary solution could become a boomerang in the end and undermine all existing programs. “In the current environment, all university programs are facing huge challenges – this is even more challenging for [programs with small enrolment numbers], like Modern Greek,” he says. “It’s time for Australia to deliver national and international solutions, and [for] the government to embrace these new kinds of strategies – otherwise Modern Greek will disappear from tertiary education.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Daniel Bryan on being cleared for inring return Media picks up Bryan

first_img WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Now Playing Up Next WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestler Brie Bella Wants Another Baby Almost three years after his final WWE match, Daniel Bryan has been cleared to return to the ring.— ESPN (@espn) March 20, 2018WWE® SUPERSTAR DANIEL BRYAN® MEDICALLY CLEARED TO RETURNSTAMFORD, Conn., March 20, 2018 – Following more than two years of extensive evaluations, WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan has been medically cleared to return to in-ring competition by leading neurosurgeons, neurologists and concussion experts, including Dr. Robert Cantu, Dr. Javier Cárdenas and Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher.Bryan underwent a full review of his medical history and received comprehensive neurological and physical evaluations independent of WWE. He was cleared by each doctor as well as WWE’s Medical Director, Dr. Joseph Maroon.About Dr. Robert CantuCurrently Dr. Cantu’s professional responsibilities include those of Clinical Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Co-Founder of the CTE Center at the Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; Senior Advisor to the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee; Founding member, Co-Founder, Medical Director, and Chairman Medical Advisory Board Concussion Legacy Foundation, Boston, MA; Adjunct Professor Exercise and Sport Science and Medical Director National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Co-Director, Neurologic Sports Injury Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston; Medical Director and Director of Clinical Research at the Cantu Concussion Center at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts; and Neurosurgical Consultant Boston Eagles football team.Dr. Cantu consults with numerous NFL, NHL and NBA teams, and served as Neurosurgical Consultant to the Boston Cannons professional soccer team from 2003-2010. Dr. Cantu also serves on the Mackey White TBI advisory committee to the NFLPA, and on the International Rugby Board’s independent advisory group on concussion.About Dr. Javier CárdenasJavier Cárdenas, MD, is a neurologist and the director of the Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center. He is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Cárdenas’ expertise involves concussion, post-concussion syndrome, spinal trauma, and traumatic brain injury. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology; the National Football League Head, Neck and Spine Committee; and the Arizona Governor’s Advisory Council on Spinal and Head Injuries.Dr. Cárdenas received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He completed a residency in pediatrics at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and trained in child neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr. Cárdenas created the Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center, which is the nation’s most comprehensive concussion prevention, treatment, and education program. He also created Barrow Brainbook, which Arizona high school students must complete to participate in school sports. It is the first mandated online concussion education and testing tool for student athletes in the country.About Dr. Jeffrey KutcherDr. Jeffrey Kutcher is a board-certified neurologist, specializing in sports neurology, including concussion, post-concussion syndrome, and the long-term effects of sports on athlete brain health. He serves as the National Director of The Sports Neurology Clinic. Dr. Kutcher is currently the Team Neurologist for the United States Ski and Snowboard Association and served as the Team Neurologist for the United States Olympic Team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia and in 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.He is the Director of the National Basketball Association’s concussion program and works as an advisor to the Players’ Associations of both the National Football League and the National Hockey League. He has also helped develop the concussion policies of the NCAA, several collegiate athletic programs and conferences, as well as local and national youth sport organizations.About Dr. Joseph MaroonJoseph C. Maroon, MD, is the Medical Director for WWE. Dr. Maroon is a board-certified clinical professor of neurological surgery and Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is also the Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience. He is Team Neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers and a member of the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee for concussion.Working with neuropsychologist, Mark Lovell, PhD, he co-developed ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing). ImPACT is the first FDA approved computerized system to determine concussion severity and the timing for return to contact sports. It is now the standard of care for concussion management in the NFL, NHL, major league baseball, NASCAR and is used in over 12,000 colleges and high schools in the United States. For over 20 years he has served as the neurosurgical consultant to professional and college athletes in football, baseball, golf, hockey and soccer, including the Pittsburgh Steelers.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWrestleMania Could Be Biggest EverVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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But thanks to the amazing people supporting me, I was able to keep fighting for my dream. This moment feels surreal and I’m glad to be able to talk to you all at the beginning of #SDLive tonight.— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) March 20, 2018Media picks up Bryan announcementMany media outlets have picked up the news about Bryan today, including CBS Sports, NBC Sports and ESPN. WWE also issued a full press release you can view below. more than two years of evaluations, Daniel Bryan has been cleared by @WWE to return to in-ring competition— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) March 20, 2018 The Undertaker appears on ESPN College GameDay Saturday morning Seth Rollins WWE Smackdown Results – 9/3/19 (King of the Ring Quarterfinals, Daniel Bryan apology) last_img read more

Kramer expected more from Mönchengladbach

first_imgBorussia Mönchengladbach were beaten 2-1 away from home by Hamburger SV and Christopher Kramer admitted that he wanted his side to do a lot better on the final day of the season.It was a crucial battle for the home side as they could possibly avoid the direct relegation by taking all three points but in the end, even the win wasn’t enough and both of the teams were disappointed today.The Mönchengladbach midfielder spoke about his side’s performance as he said, according to SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It was not a good performance. We did not play to the best of our ability. I did not expect such a strong performance from Hamburg, but of course, there was a lot riding on the match for them.”“We were often second to the ball after straying out of position. The match calmed down a little after we were told about the result in Munich.”“And like I have said numerous times recently: It is a compliment to the club that we are not satisfied with our achievements this season even though we finished ninth. Our expectations are higher after all the hard work we have put in over the last few seasons.”last_img read more

Minister Discusses with Grand Bahama Councilors Issues and Successes of Local Government

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 1, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell, met with Local Government Councilors during his trip to Grand Bahama October 26-27, 2017.   The meeting took the form of a dinner at Maryann’s Restaurant in Freeport.Minister Campbell told the council leaders that his purpose in meeting with them was to get feedback on their respective constituencies, but mostly to learn from them how to put together a successful local government council.   He noted that Local Government is still something the Government intends to implement in Nassau and, thus, he wanted to “pick their brains” on exactly what works in the establishment of local government.Once Local Government Councilors shared with the Minister their concerns and challenges, they were more than happy to share their recommendations on the successful establishment of Local Government.Press Release: BIS(BIS Photo/Andrew Coakley) Related Items:last_img read more

Game of Thrones Sophie Turner revealed her wedding details

first_imgJoe Jonas (L) and Sophie Turner attend the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.Getty imagesGame of Thrones is in its supernova stage and will conclude in May. After the release of the sixth and the final episode of season 8, the cast of Game of Thrones will move on to their respective lives. For instance, Sophie Turner will finally get married to her long-time fiancé Joe Jonas and now she has revealed the name of her maid of honour.Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ wedding is going to catch a lot of media coverage. In the wedding, most of the cast and crew of Game of Thrones are going to be present including Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark in the HBO’s epic fantasy drama show. As of now, the details of Sophie’s wedding are not yet revealed among fans but the acclaimed actress recently talked about her maid of honour.While talking about her Game of Thrones family to Entertainment Weekly, Sophie Turner revealed a major detail about her wedding with Joe Jonas. As per Turner, her on-screen sister and real-life best friend, Maisie Williams, is going to be her Maid of Honor for the wedding.”I don’t know why she’s thinking about [what she’s wearing to my wedding]. I’m giving her the bridesmaid dress!” she said with a laugh. “She’s my maid of honor! One of two,” Turner shared.In addition to this, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams have remained on very good terms since the very first episode of Game of Thrones season 1 aired on HBO. Maisie recently told the Rolling Stone magazine that according to her, Sophie was the coolest person she had ever seen in her life. Sophie TurnerGetty Images”Like, we’re best friends. And they could see that all those years ago, and it must have been real magic watching these two girls have the best time together.”As of now, we don’t know who is the second maid of honour at Sophie Turner’s wedding. It may be Priyanka Chopra as, after her grant wedding with Nick Jonas, she has come pretty close to Sophie. They all were also featured in a song together and most recently, they all went on a mini trip.Both Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner will reprise their respective roles in the last and final season of Game of Thrones.last_img read more

A blast of colours

first_imgWith the intimate use of colours and instinctive curves, he comes up with engaging artworks for art lovers. From 2 to 7 August, India Habitat centre would host  Fury of Colours, works by Manoj Kachangal.  His paintings are not exquisite only because of the use of vibrant colours, but also because it is a commentary contemporary conflicts and revolts around us.Kachangal is not a neutral and an apathetic creator; this can be perceived by any patron of art by spending even a little bit of time with his paintings.Every painter’s philosophy of life is always present in his creations.  In these paintings, a deep pang and call of humanity is expressed. The open antagonism of violence, terror, anarchy in these paintings, is an evidence of his favour to human virtues.There is also an impression of Indian values in these paintings. Illusion of shades and lights forcibly invite each towards mysteries but these mysteries are not other worldly. Go and venture into the world of this artist and discover a world of your own.last_img read more

Winter discounts available now at Chelsea Hotel Toronto

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Travelweek Group Posted by Thursday, January 17, 2019 center_img Winter discounts available now at Chelsea Hotel, Toronto Tags: Chelsea Hotel, Sales, Toronto TORONTO — Chelsea Hotel, Toronto’s new Winter Wanderer Sale takes 20% off the best available rate of the day.The booking window for the sale runs until Jan. 31 for travel through March 31.The hotel’s central location offers quick access to explore all of Toronto’s wintery activities, whether that means skating on one of the many downtown ice rinks in the city, including Nathan Phillips Square and Bentway Skate Trail, or checking out Ontario Place’s Winter Light Exhibition, on now through March 17.As an added perk, guests of the hotel have access to exclusive discounts to some of the city’s top attractions with the Show Your Key and Save program, such as Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, the Royal Ontario Museum and Ontario Science Centre.For more details see read more

NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo Google data centers worldwide Snowden documents say

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials.By tapping those links, the agency has positioned itself to collect at will from among hundreds of millions of user accounts, many of them belonging to U.S. citizens. The NSA does not keep everything it collects, but it keeps a lot.According to a top secret accounting dated Jan. 9, 2013, NSA’s acquisitions directorate sends millions of records every day from Yahoo and Google internal networks to data warehouses at the agency’s Fort Meade headquarters. In the preceding 30 days, the report said, field collectors had processed and sent back 181,280,466 new records — ranging from “metadata,” which would indicate who sent or received emails and when, to content such as text, audio and video.The NSA’s principal tool to exploit the data links is a project called MUSCULAR, operated jointly with the agency’s British counterpart, GCHQ. From undisclosed interception points, the NSA and GCHQ are copying entire data flows across fiber-optic cables that carry information between the data centers of the Silicon Valley giants.The infiltration is especially striking because the NSA, under a separate program known as PRISM, has front-door access to Google and Yahoo user accounts through a court-approved process.The MUSCULAR project appears to be an unusually aggressive use of NSA tradecraft against flagship U.S. companies. The agency is built for high-tech spying, with a wide range of digital tools, but it has not been known to use them routinely against U.S. companies.White House officials and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which oversees the NSA, declined to confirm, deny or explain why the agency infiltrates Google and Yahoo networks overseas.In a statement, Google said it was “troubled by allegations of the government intercepting traffic between our data centers, and we are not aware of this activity.”“We have long been concerned about the possibility of this kind of snooping, which is why we continue to extend encryption across more and more Google services and links,” the company said.At Yahoo, a spokeswoman said: “We have strict controls in place to protect the security of our data centers, and we have not given access to our data centers to the NSA or to any other government agency.”Under PRISM, the NSA already gathers huge volumes of online communications records by legally compelling U.S. technology companies, including Yahoo and Google, to turn over any data matching court-approved search terms. That program, which was first disclosed by The Washington Post and the Guardian newspaper, is authorized under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and overseen by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.Intercepting communications overseas has clear advantages for the NSA, with looser restrictions and less oversight. NSA documents about the effort refer directly to “full take,” “bulk access” and “high volume” operations on Yahoo and Google networks. Such large-scale collection of Internet content would be illegal in the United States, but the operations take place overseas, where the NSA is allowed to presume that anyone using a foreign data link is a foreigner.Outside U.S. territory, statutory restrictions on surveillance seldom apply and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has no jurisdiction. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein has acknowledged that Congress conducts little oversight of intelligence-gathering under the presidential authority of Executive Order 12333 , which defines the basic powers and responsibilities of the intelligence agencies.John Schindler, a former NSA chief analyst and frequent defender who teaches at the Naval War College, said it was obvious why the agency would prefer to avoid restrictions where it can.“Look, NSA has platoons of lawyers and their entire job is figuring out how to stay within the law and maximize collection by exploiting every loophole,” he said. “It’s fair to say the rules are less restrictive under Executive Order 12333 than they are under FISA.”The operation to infiltrate data links exploits a fundamental weakness in systems architecture. To guard against data loss and system slowdowns, Google and Yahoo maintain fortress-like data centers across four continents and connect them with thousands of miles of fiber-optic cable. These globe-spanning networks, representing billions of dollars of investment, are known as “clouds” because data moves seamlessly around them.In order for the data centers to operate effectively, they synchronize high volumes of information about account holders. Yahoo’s internal network, for example, sometimes transmits entire email archives — years of messages and attachments — from one data center to another.Tapping the Google and Yahoo clouds allows the NSA to intercept communications in real time and to take “a retrospective look at target activity,” according to one internal NSA document.In order to obtain free access to data center traffic, the NSA had to circumvent gold standard security measures. Google “goes to great lengths to protect the data and intellectual property in these centers,” according to one of the company’s blog posts, with tightly audited access controls, heat sensitive cameras, round-the-clock guards and biometric verification of identities.Google and Yahoo also pay for premium data links, designed to be faster, more reliable and more secure. In recent years, each of them is said to have bought or leased thousands of miles of fiber optic cables for their own exclusive use. They had reason to think, insiders said, that their private, internal networks were safe from prying eyes.In an NSA presentation slide on “Google Cloud Exploitation,” however, a sketch shows where the “Public Internet” meets the internal “Google Cloud” where their data resides. In hand-printed letters, the drawing notes that encryption is “added and removed here!” The artist adds a smiley face, a cheeky celebration of victory over Google security.Two engineers with close ties to Google exploded in profanity when they saw the drawing. “I hope you publish this,” one of them said.For the MUSCULAR project, the GCHQ directs all intake into a “buffer” that can hold three to five days of traffic before recycling storage space. From the buffer, custom-built NSA tools unpack and decode the special data formats that the two companies use inside their clouds. Then the data is sent through a series of filters to “select” information the NSA wants and “defeat” what it does not.PowerPoint slides about the Google cloud, for example, show that the NSA tries to filter out all data from the company’s “Web crawler,” which indexes Internet pages.According to the briefing documents, prepared by participants in the MUSCULAR project, collection from inside Yahoo and Google has produced important intelligence leads against hostile foreign governments that are specified in the documents.Last month, long before The Post approached Google to discuss the penetration of its cloud, vice president for security engineering Eric Grosse announced that the company is racing to encrypt the links between its data centers. “It’s an arms race,” he said then. “We see these government agencies as among the most skilled players in this game.”Yahoo has not announced plans to encrypt its data center links.Because digital communications and cloud storage do not usually adhere to national boundaries, MUSCULAR and a previously disclosed NSA operation to collect Internet address books have amassed content and metadata on a previously unknown scale from U.S. citizens and residents. Those operations have gone undebated in public or on the floor of Congress because their existence was classified.The Google and Yahoo operations call attention to an asymmetry in U.S. surveillance law: While Congress has lifted some restrictions on NSA domestic surveillance on the grounds that purely foreign communications sometimes pass over U.S. switches and cables, it has not added restrictions overseas, where U.S. communications or data stores now cross over foreign switches.“Thirty five years ago, different countries had their own telecommunications infrastructure, so the division between foreign and domestic collection was clear,” Sen. Ron Wyden, a member of the intelligence committee, said in an interview. “Today there’s a global communications infrastructure, so there’s a greater risk of collecting on Americans when the NSA collects overseas.”It is not clear how much data from U.S. citizens is collected, and how much of that is retained. One weekly report on MUSCULAR says the British operators of the site allow the NSA to contribute 100,000 “selectors,” or search terms. That is more than twice the number in use in the PRISM program, but even 100,000 cannot easily account for the millions of records that are said to be sent back to Fort Meade each day.In 2011, when the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court learned that the NSA was using similar methods to collect and analyze data streams — on a much smaller scale — from cables on U.S. territory, Judge John D. Bates ruled that the program was illegal under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and inconsistent with the requirements of the Fourth Amendment.Soltani is an independent security researcher and consultant.© 2013, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Related posts:Britain targets Guardian newspaper over Snowden leaks European Parliament wants Snowden, NSA chief to testify on spying Snowden seeks asylum in Russia, meets activists at airport Snowden has not yet accepted Venezuela asylum: WikiLeakslast_img read more