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Causes behind Brahmaputra turning black could be natural: Union minister

first_img He added that according to the preliminary findings, the path of the river was temporarily obstructed after an earthquake in Tibet on November 17.“There is a strong possibility that the colour (of the river’s water) has changed due to natural reasons,” the minister said.Congress MP Ninong Ering, representing the Arunachal East constituency in Parliament, had recently written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard, noting that the water of the river changing its colour was an unusual phenomenon in the winter months.In his letter, Mr. Ering had also pointed out that there were reports of China constructing a 600-km tunnel in its Yunnan province to divert the Siang water to the Taklamakan desert through the Xinjiang province, even though the neighbouriong country had denied any such development.He had mentioned in the letter that the reports of the Tsangpo (Siang or Brahmaputra) being diverted had appeared a few months back. Although China had denied it, the matter remained an area of concern for India, the Congress MP had mentioned in his letter to the Prime Minister.“After these reports appeared, the water of the river Siang has turned muddy and slushy. It has been two months since the Siang turned black and contaminated. It is an unusual phenomenon. The reason for the river getting dirty is unknown. I have already put up questions for discussions in Parliament under rule 377. But since the House is not in session, I am requesting you to use your good office to seek the reason for the river turning muddy in this season, when the water is usually crystal clear,” Mr. Ering had written in his letter to Mr. Modi.He had also pointed out that there could be no reason for the river getting contaminated in the month of November other than a possible heavy land excavation on the Chinese side, adding that it had to be verified by an international team.Certain reports claim that the water of the river have become unusable and that a number of fish had died in the river in the recent past. Understanding the Brahmaputra and the annual flooding in Assam A preliminary study has found that the water of the Siang river, which originates in southern Tibet and becomes the Brahmaputra upon entering Assam through Arunachal Pradesh, is turning black due to a recent earthquake in the region, Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal has said.“We have been getting reports of pollution in the river and its water turning black. The Central Water Commission (CWC) has started looking into the matter recently and people have been sent to the internal areas,” the Union minister of state for water resources said here on Sunday.Also Readlast_img read more

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UEFA Champions League: Casemiro Spares Real Madrid’s Blushes against Brilliant Club Brugge

first_imgMadrid: Casemiro’s late header rescued Real Madrid from an embarrassing defeat at home against Club Brugge on Tuesday as Zinedine Zidane’s side came from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw in the Champions League.Madrid were run ragged in the first half by a brilliant Brugge and their speedy striker Emmanuel Dennis, who scored twice at the Santiago Bernabeu and should have completed his hat-trick shortly after the interval. Instead, Madrid came storming back as Sergio Ramos headed in, before Casemiro claimed a dramatic equaliser in the 85th minute, seconds after Brugge’s Ruud Vormer had been sent off for a second yellow card.”I would like to keep the second half and forget the first,” said Zidane afterwards. “The goals we conceded were laughable.””The match was historic, the point was historic and the way we played was as well,” said Brugge coach Philippe Clement.After losing 3-0 to Paris Saint-Germain two weeks ago in what was Zidane’s worst ever loss as coach, Madrid will be relieved to have avoided another defeat that would have left them facing their first ever group-stage exit in this competition.But there were no celebrations at the final whistle from those in white shirts after a chaotic performance checked any morale and momentum gained following three consecutive victories in La Liga.”I am not worried about anything,” Zidane said. “We know we are in a worse situation in the Champions League but we keep going.””We have to do more, we have to do better,” added Ramos.Madrid’s fans whistled the players off at half-time and Zidane made two changes, replacing Nacho, who was injured, with Marcelo and his goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who was ill, with Alphonse Areola, thrown on for an unforgiving debut.Gareth Bale was left out of the squad completely, with Zidane claiming that both he and James Rodriguez were injured.DENNIS THE MENACEMadrid looked vulnerable to the counter-attack from the start and after nine minutes they were punished. Two close offside calls went Brugge’s way as Percy Tau was played on by Ramos and then Dennis stayed level with Raphael Varane.The finish was even more fortunate, the ball cannoning off Dennis’ right foot and rebounding off his left, before rolling agonisingly past the wrong-footed Courtois.Luka Modric wanted a penalty for a clumsy challenge by Clinton Mata and then fired wide after a pull-back from Dani Carvajal. In between, a sluggish Eden Hazard weaved through but lacked the acceleration, or perhaps confidence, to finish the run. It was symptomatic of his night.Modric, forceful at one end, was then careless at the other as he was robbed by Dennis, who tore beyond the Madrid defence. With only Courtois to beat, Dennis stumbled again but kept his footing to dig out a lifted finish up and into the net.Zidane made the double change at half-time but Dennis should have had his hat-trick shortly after as Ramos gave the ball away only for Areola this time to shut down the shot.Spared, Ramos then gave Madrid hope. Benzema chipped a cross to the back post where the defender, played onside by the left foot of Mata, headed down and in, VAR checking but allowing the goal to stand.Brugge wavered and Madrid might have equalised when Modric blasted over, with a frustrated Benzema waiting inside him. With six minutes to go, Vormer collected a second yellow card for a late lunge on the excellent Vinicius Junior and from the resulting free-kick, Madrid struck.Kroos’s curling delivery was met by the leaping Casemiro, who headed the ball inside the far post.There were four minutes left for a winner as Benzema ballooned a shot over and Ramos beat Simon Mignolet to a cross. His header though lacked power and a weary Brugge held on. casemiroClub BruggedrawEmmanuel Dennis First Published: October 2, 2019, 8:48 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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Shock wave therapy may quickly repair injured muscles: study

first_imgLondon, Jul 7 (PTI) Acoustic shock waves could speed up a muscles healing process, and help injured athletes return to training and competitions more quickly than with traditional treatments, a new study in rats suggests.Applying low-frequency shock waves in a therapy called Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is already a promising technique for injuries like ligament and tendon damage.”To our knowledge, there are no experiments exploring the benefits of ESWT in muscle damage, one of the most common causes of injury in competitive sports,” said Angela Zissler, from the University of Salzburg in Austria.”By accelerating the muscle healing process, ESWT could get athletes back in the game faster after injury,” Zissler said.ESWT works by mechanically stimulating the tissue, which recruits stem cells to kick-start repairs.”The detailed cellular and molecular processes activated by ESWT have been unclear,” said Zissler.”Our study indicates that shock waves increase the levels of chemical signalling factors in muscle tissue. These factors wake up satellite progenitor cells which gradually become new muscle fibres,” he said.In a low-energy ESWT session, probes deliver shock waves to the patients damaged area at a low frequency (roughly 1 pulse per second).The shock waves focus a small amount of energy on the damaged area, without the need for using local anaesthetics.ESWT has good potential as a non-invasive therapy complementing or supplementing existing recovery regimes.”This therapy only needs sessions of around 15 minutes, so easily complements traditional practices such as physiotherapy,” said Zissler.”Another bonus is that there are no side-effects to low-energy ESWT, unlike some other methods,” he added. PTI MHN AKJ ABHadvertisementlast_img read more

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Olivier Giroud stays focused but uncertain on Arsenal F.C. future

first_imgArsenal striker Olivier Giroud is unsure about his immediate future at the Premier League club but remains focused on preparing for the team’s pre-season fixtures, the France international said.Manager Arsene Wenger used Giroud primarily as a substitute last season as the 30-year-old made 18 of his 29 league appearances off the bench and started in just three of Arsenal’s eight Champions League matches.The North London club’s new signing Alexandre Lacazette will increase competition for starting places up front and while Giroud welcomes the added pressure, he remains uncertain about extending his five-year stay at the Emirates.”At the moment I’m still an Arsenal player so I’ll try to be professional like always and prepare well for next season,” Giroud told Sky Sports in Sydney.”Obviously, there will be more competition, even more than last year, but it’s always nice for a striker to feel the pressure and I always deal with it.”I’ve been through some difficulties these last years but always succeeded to bounce back, but this one I don’t know. I don’t know about my future so I can’t tell you more. I’m focused on my pre-season.”Two other major players that are yet to secure their Arsenal futures are midfielder Mesut Ozil and last season’s top scorer Alexis Sanchez, both of whom have entered the final year of their contracts and are yet to sign new deals.On Wednesday, the German playmaker said that he would like to stay but would hold talks with the club after pre-season and is hopeful that Sanchez makes the same decision, admitting that the Chilean’s departure would hinder the club’s title challenge.advertisement”It would hit the team quite hard if he left because he’s a player who always delivers,” Ozil said. “It would be a setback to winning the title, but in the end it’s the player’s decision.”I hope Alexis stays but I don’t know what the status is, to be honest. I value him a lot as a player and he’s very well suited to the game Arsenal play.”From a personal view I’d really appreciate if he stays, but it’s the player’s decision after all and there’s not much more I can comment on that.”Arsenal will play their first pre-season match against Sydney FC on Thursday.last_img read more

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KP Bhaskar retained as Delhi Ranji coach, Manoj Prabhakar named bowling coach

first_imgKP Bhaskar was retained as the chief coach of Delhi Ranji team by the Cricket Affairs Committee (CAC) despite non-performance in all the domestic tournaments last year.Former India all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar has been named the bowling coach by the Madan Lal-led Committee. Prabhakar incidentally was the chief coach of the senior team during the 2010-11 season. He has replaced Amit Bhandari, whose performance had also come under scanner.In another important decision, Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has been appointed the coach of the Delhi Under-23 side.Sharma runs a popular cricket coaching centre — West Delhi Cricket Academy, where Kohli got his first cricketing lessons.After deliberating for nearly five days, the Committee decided to retain Bhaskar, despite the senior team’s poor performance in the premier domestic tournaments — Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy.In both tournaments, Delhi failed to qualify for the knock-out stage.However the former Delhi right-hander came into spotlight after his heated exchange with veteran opener Gautam Gambhir as they nearly came to exchanging blows.Gambhir had later in an interview to PTI alleged that Bhaskar was “playing with careers of youngsters and creating divide in the dressing room”.Gambhir was later reprimanded with a suspended sentence by a disciplinary committee headed by the same Madan Lal, who later headed the CAC which also comprised Saba Karim, Sunil Valson, Amita Sharma and journalist GS Vivek.Asked to explain the decision to retain Bhaskar, Lal told PTI: “We had to give Bhaskar a second chance. One year is not enough time to judge someone’s capability as a coach. The committee is confident that he will do a better job this year.”advertisementQuizzed about Bhaskar’s strained relationship with a senior like Gambhir, who is expected to be selected, Lal sidestepped the issue.”Things like these happen sometimes but we have to move ahead in life. Hopefully, it will be better this time,” said the member of the 1983 World Cup winning squad.Prabhakar on his part is happy to be back in the Delhi cricket fold.”I want to help Delhi cricket in any capacity possible.Things haven’t been too well and we need to clean the mess,” Prabhakar said.Atul Wassan was retained as the chairman of the senior selection committee along with Robin Singh Junior. With Nikhil Chopra opting out, veteran Hari Gidwani was back in the panel.Gambhir and Gidwani did not share a great equation during his earlier stint as selector, under Vinay Lamba’s chairmanship, as they had frequent disagreements on team selection.Former wicketkeeper-batsman Rajeev Vinayak was entrusted with the Under-19 coach’s job while Bantu Singh is back as the Under-16 coach.Hitesh Sharma has been named Under-14 coach.last_img read more

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IPL 2019: Dinesh Karthik lauds KKR’s clinical effort with ball and bat

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik Sunday praised his players for their all-round clinical effort in his side’s eight-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in an IPL match but said they need to improve in certain aspects.”It was a pretty clinical effort, the bowlers bowled well and the batsmen backed it up well too,” Karthik said after the win.”In India, you get to play on a lot of slow surfaces and you need to adapt to them. We need to improve in a few situations, but that’s always the case,” he added.Asked about his side’s debutant Harry Gurney pacer who took two wickets for 25 runs, Karthik said, “Well Harry (Gurney) is a true professional, he’s played in leagues all over the world.”Gurney, on his part, said, “It was a pitch that suited my cutter options, so a nice one to make my debut on. I work hard on my variations and on my yorker and it is nice to have them in tough situations, although I didn’t use it much tonight.”I am working on a knuckle ball but I don’t think it’ll be ready during the IPL, maybe somewhere in the English summer.”KKR opener Chris Lynn, who scored 50, said, “I rode my luck again. But we knew we had to go hard in the powerplay. It slowed up as the innings progressed. It was a nice powerplay and we were in cruise control after that.”On the ball which he inside-edged but did not dislodge the bail after hitting the leg stump, he said, “I nicked it, so I thought I was gone one way or the other. It happens in T20 cricket.advertisementDebutant @gurneyhf is awarded the Man of the Match award for his bowling figures of 2/25 #RRvKKR pic.twitter.com/nu0iArlv4Y IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 7, 2019″Unbelievable (batting from Narine). He has done it for a couple of years now. We don’t talk too much. Just keep it simple. I am traditionally a slow starter. It is a long tournament, we are building nicely with important wins.”Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane rued that his side were short by 10-20 runs.”I think on this wicket 150-160 would have been good. We had runs on the board and a slower wicket. But, I don’t think we bowled to our plans. Lots of learning from this game though. Such things happen in cricket, we need to learn from our mistakes,” he said.”I think we should focus on playing good cricket and improve in the upcoming games. The wicket was going to be slow and we knew that, so we thought it was the right time to give him (Midhun) a game today.”Also Read | Unbelievable! Lynn in awe of Narine as openers fire KKR to IPL 2019 top spotAlso Read | Kolkata Knight Riders crush Rajasthan Royals to become table topperslast_img read more

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Open’s Training Camp A Success

first_imgWith just over six months until the 2011 World Cup in Edinburgh, Scotland, the camp was a good opportunity for all three squads to train together.Touch Football Australia’s Director of High Performance, Cathy Gray, was pleased with the way the weekend went, saying that the camp was very beneficial. “It was great having the three squads altogether, they said it was actually a very good vibe and we also invited a few of the young ones to fill in in the Women’s squad so I think that’s a plus because our program is just one group so they can fit in and have a run and see what it is like,” Gray said. “It was quite valuable to look at the fine tuning and who the next cull or taking some of the players to reduce it again and seeing how they go. They were all very focused and it was just what we needed before we go to the next stage.”The actual teams won’t be chosen until after the Elite Eight in March, but the camp gave the coaches the chance to work on their World Cup preparations. “The coaches, they’ve got their squads down to 19 or 20 so it’s now just looking at positions and now we’ve got an idea of who is actually committed to World Cup, so that was our first thing from the big squad. So they know who they are actually looking at and just sort of getting an idea of the positions. The Mixed have got to work out what their balance is going to be, are they taking 10 males and six females or what they are actually going to do and the positions. I think it’s just also to see who fits in the positions, your game plans, your skills, so it’s that next level. So you are training them really for World Cup and their moves and how they are going to play the game,” Gray said. Gray says she is happy with the weekend and the way the squads are progressing.“It was really good. Everything went really well, I think there is a really good professional culture now, players know what we expect and there are just minor things to iron out but all of these things just keep getting better and better.”last_img read more

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Arkansas Drops An Awesome Hype Video For Saturday’s Mississippi State Game

first_imgArkansas player getting carried off the field after a big win.YouTube/Arkansas RazorbacksFor the second straight season, the Arkansas Razorbacks have rebounded from a shaky start to the season to go on an impressive SEC West winning streak. Starting with a four-overtime win over Auburn, the Hogs have won four straight, with three victories in division. Two weeks ago, they beat Ole Miss in overtime, and last Saturday, they blew out LSU in Baton Rouge. Underestimating Arkansas would not be wise right now. With this week’s hype video ahead of the Mississippi State game, Arkansas has a message for the opposition: “don’t mess with them bad boys in red.” last_img

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Beyond the Bucket List: How to Vacation Like a One-Percenter

first_img Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers Give Your Hypercar the Garage It Deserves with a Custom Aston Martin Lair There are luxury vacations, and then there are luxury vacations. Most of us will experience the former at some point in our lives — on honeymoon, winning big on The Price Is Right, or celebrating the Miami Dolphins finally winning a damn playoff game.However, there are some luxury vacations designed to tick the boxes off even the most ambitious bucket lists. For those, we look to Black Tomato, an elite tour provider whose annual Luxe List takes bucket list travel to an almost absurd level. For 2018, they’re going bigger and bolder with a host of extravagant, once-in-a-lifetime experiences you never knew you wanted. Here are five of our favorites.Personal Champagne Concert Inside an Icelandic VolcanoChampagne. Iceland. Volcanoes. Any one of these things is pretty awesome. But why not combine all three into one ridiculous, over-the-top private experience? For this, Black Tomato will fly you and (presumably) someone you really like via chartered helicopter into the crater of an Icelandic volcano. There, you’ll experience a private operatic concert and a Champagne toast, while golf-clapping and pretending you’re a Bond villain. Price from USD $25,000 per couple.Arctic F1 Supercar Racing Under the Northern LightsDriving an F1 supercar is something most mortal men dream of doing, but probably never will. Ditto driving an F1 supercar across a frozen lake in Swedish Lapland (high above the Arctic Circle) on a full-scale replica of one of four legendary Formula 1 tracks, including Silverstone, Nürburgring, and Paul Ricard. Black Tomato ups the ante further by timing this experience to coincide with the Northern Lights. The stable for this package includes some of the world’s most exclusive rides: Porsche GT3, Maserati Ghibli S Q4, and Maserati GranTurismo Sport. Price from USD $5,000 per person.Explore the African Continent via Private Flying SafariThere’s a lot more to Africa than taking a traditional safari. If you’ve got five, well-heeled friends, Black Tomato is happy to prove it to you. Via private Cessna on their Flying Safari, travelers will cross the African continent from the Namibian desert to Botswana’s Okavango Delta to the Zambian savannah and Lake Malawi, before ending over the stunning islands of Mozambique. The 14-day itinerary soars over every imaginable ecosystem in Africa, providing a thorough view and appreciation of the vast and varied landscapes the continent has to offer. Price from USD $158,000 for six guests (all-inclusive).Private Breakfast and Sunrise Fly-over of the Great Wall of ChinaThe Great Wall of China is, well, pretty great — unless you’ve ever attempted a visit during peak season trying to elbow your way through a crowd of thousands. Black Tomato can arrange a private sunrise helicopter flight over the wall before landing on the Mutianyu section. There, you and your companion will be served a gourmet breakfast, then tour the world-famous landmark with a professional historian, all before the crowds arrive. Price from USD $3,400 per couple.Night at the Museum, Dinner at the PalaceIf you love fine art but hate crowds, the exclusive Night at the Museum package may suit you. After the snap-happy crowds disperse from the Louvre, guests are provided an exclusive tour of the legendary Paris museum. Alongside a gallery curator and private guides, you’ll explore 10 of its greatest masterpieces, plus a few the public has never seen. Because that’s not enough, the tour is followed by a private “Grand Siecle’”dinner at Versailles, courtesy of a team of Michelin-starred chefs. Price from USD $29,000 per person.Featured image courtesy of Ullstein Bild/Getty Image. Editors’ Recommendations Are Fermented Pizzas a Trend to Watch? We Asked a Pro to Find Out last_img read more

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Framework Being Created for Kingston to Operate as Musical Economic Zone

first_img The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is working on building a framework for Kingston to fully operate as a musical economic zone.This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, during a reggae month reception on the lawns of Jamaica House on February 20.“Having received the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) designation, we must now translate that into greater tangibles for our people,” she said.Kingston was one of 47 new locales added to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in December 2015.Ms. Grange argued that reggae is the strongest component of brand Jamaica. “Reggae is hot commodity and the world has embraced it, but we are proud to declare that we still own it… (and) the celebration of Reggae Month is a symbolic mark of respect for the eight genres we have given to the world,” she noted.Ms. Grange said that the importance of reggae music to Jamaica should never be undervalued, adding that “it is the lifeblood”.“When we look at the role that reggae music has played… the anthropological role in the development of Jamaica as a nation, its role in the transformation of the lives of many young people, its role in the struggle for human rights and freedoms in places like Zimbabwe and South Africa, we must hail and respect our music and the sounds of Jamaica,” she said.In the meantime, she informed that plans are under way to build a world-class concert hall in Kingston.“We want to see more global superstars coming back to Jamaica to perform. We want to see a thriving entertainment industry where all the stakeholders can have a livelihood and the production line can continue well beyond our time,” she said.The reception, which was hosted by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is expected to become a yearly event on the calendar of activities for Reggae Month in February.The function, which featured musical tributes and dance performances, was attended by members of the musical fraternity, including artistes, producers and promoters, members of the Government and the wider society. Ms. Grange argued that reggae is the strongest component of brand Jamaica. “Reggae is hot commodity and the world has embraced it, but we are proud to declare that we still own it… (and) the celebration of Reggae Month is a symbolic mark of respect for the eight genres we have given to the world,” she noted. “Having received the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) designation, we must now translate that into greater tangibles for our people,” she said. Story Highlights The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is working on building a framework for Kingston to fully operate as a musical economic zone.last_img read more

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GE Capital to Fund Ongoing Expansion of Laborde …

first_imgzoom GE Capital, Corporate Finance today announced it provided $22.5 million in equipment financing to Laborde Marine. The funds refinance existing debt used to purchase five new crew boats.Founded in 1995 and headquartered in New Orleans, LA, Laborde Marine is a privately held supplier that provides marine support to the “offshore oil and” gas industry internationally. They operate more than 20 vessels in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and have two international offices in Brazil.“GE Capital delivered the financing we need to fund the ongoing expansion of our fleet and customer base,” said Cliffe Laborde, managing member of Laborde Marine. “They use their keen sense of our business and industry to provide competitive and customized financing to meet our needs.”“We’ve worked with Laborde Marine for several years, so we understand their goals,” said Eric Dusch, chief commercial officer, Equipment Finance, GE Capital, Corporate Finance. “We work closely with customers to deliver the financing they need to succeed whether it’s for single units or large fleets of equipment.”GE, November 1, 2013last_img read more

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Research Vessel ‘Huajiachi’ Delivered after …

first_imgZhejiang University, February 11, 2014 zoom Scientific research vessel “Huajiachi”, the first domestic floating marine test platform constructed by Zhejiang University, was delivered on 22 December after acceptance test. The test platform is the main supporting auxiliary project of Zhairuoshan technology demonstration island co-constructed by Zhejiang University and Zhoushan City, and will be positioned at anchor in the waters near Zhairuoshan island.“Huajiachi” is a small semi-submersible platform consisting of a deck module, four columns, two pontoons and systems including mooring, power, control, signals and etc. The platform is of 19 meters in length, 15 meters in width, and 16 meters in height, and can float on water depth of 30 to 100 meters. A variety of ocean engineering research trials can be done on the platform, including the determination of storm flow, installation and testing of subsea production systems, installation and testing of subsea pipelines and risers, wind and solar test, test of mooring systems, and marine geotechnical tests and so like.Key members of the construction of “Huajiachi” vessel are Professor Wang Lizhong, vice dean of School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, and Professor Bai Yong. The intellectual property rights of the floating marine test platform belongs to Zhejiang University. The vessel is named after one of the 5 campuses of Zhejiang University “Huajiachi”.The “Huajiachi” vessel is the auxiliary project of national 985 project and was built by Zhoushan Hetai Ship Building Reparing Co. LTD. My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Closelast_img read more

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Government Helping Communities Get Clear Title to Land

first_img “With clarity of ownership, residents will be in a better position to enjoy and use their land and resolve problems that can result from lack of clear land ownership,” said Agriculture and Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell, on behalf of Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller. “This plan is a response to recommendations from the communities, and we believe this new approach offers good options and resources to help people get clear title.” For more information on the project and the application process go to https://novascotia.ca/natr/titles-clarification/. funding to assist with legal and other fees and costs associated with clarifying ownership of land hiring two community liaison officers to help residents in the land title clarification areas to navigate the process to obtain clear title hiring a surveyor and two survey technicians to complete surveys and/or compiled plans in support of Land Titles Clarification Act applications administrative support from Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission for issuing certificates to applicants support for clarifying ownership of land through the Land Titles Clarifications Act, estate administration through the Probate Act and Intestate Succession Act, and migration under the Land Registration Act government will also consider amending legislation to reduce barriers. Government will invest about $2.7 million over two years to help residents in five communities get clear title to land on which they live. The support includes funds to assist with legal fees and costs related to estate administration and migration, and new full-time positions dedicated to the land title clarification areas of North Preston, East Preston, and Cherry Brook in Halifax Regional Municipality and Lincolnville and Sunnyville in Guysborough County. “Our government is taking action with new ways to address disparities and systemic discrimination that African Nova Scotians have faced,” said Tony Ince, Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs. “We’re turning a corner with new supports that will help remove the barriers to the legal title to the land on which many African Nova Scotians live.” The new initiative includes:last_img read more

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Sondage au sujet du service dautobus scolaire

first_imgLe gouvernement veut connaître l’opinion des parents et des tuteurs alors qu’il se prépare à apporter des améliorations au service de transport scolaire public. À compter d’aujourd’hui 14 novembre, les parents et les tuteurs peuvent répondre à un sondage en ligne au sujet de leur expérience avec le service d’autobus scolaire dans leur région. « Les parents sont en droit de s’attendre à un service de transport scolaire sûr et fiable, précise Zach Churchill, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance. J’ai hâte de recevoir les commentaires, qui nous aideront à apporter les changements nécessaires pour améliorer cet important service. » Le sondage est l’un des éléments d’une consultation à plus grande échelle qui inclura les comités d’école consultatifs, le Conseil consultatif provincial de l’éducation, les directeurs d’écoles, le Conseil consultatif ministériel sur les problèmes des élèves, le SCFP, le NSGEU, le comité sur les programmes et les services d’éducation spéciale, ainsi que le Conseil pour l’amélioration des conditions en salle de classe, qui est formé d’enseignants et de spécialistes de l’éducation et coprésidé par le Syndicat des enseignants de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Tous les commentaires et les résultats du sondage seront compilés dans un résumé, qui sera publié et utilisé pour rédiger une nouvelle politique sur le transport scolaire public dans la province. Le sondage est affiché en ligne au http://www.ednet.ns.ca/fr/bussurvey et les gens peuvent y répondre jusqu’au 5 décembre.last_img read more

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CONAN TURNS TO THE PROPERTY BROTHERS FOR TIPS ON BUYING GREENLAND

first_imgProperty Brothers Login/Register With: Twitter Real estate expert Drew Scott notes that neighbours Canada and Iceland “are both pretty quiet,” while construction expert Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in “more natural light” and “make it feel a lot bigger.”The autonomous territory is owned by the Scandinavian country of Denmark. Trump has confirmed reports that he was interested in buying Greenland, an idea that Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen dismissed as “absurd.”In the bit, O’Brien says he would travel to Greenland as part of his Conan Without Borders segment to see whether it was worth buying.On Thursday, Conan made landfall in Greenland to begin the much anticipated “negotiations.”Just landed in Greenland. Negotiations have begun! #ConanGreenland pic.twitter.com/YDAKV03ob4— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) August 22, 2019A spokesperson for the Property Brothers said Thursday that the twins were not scheduled to appear in more Conan segments but that they were set to appear next year on Apple’s Carpool Karaoke, the streaming spinoff of the popular late-night bit on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden.The segment was shot recently in Los Angeles alongside sisters and actresses Emily and Zooey Deschanel.The Scott brothers specialize in finding undervalued real estate gems and turning dated properties into dream homes. Conan airs late nights Monday to Thursday on CTV.THE CANADIAN PRESS Advertisement Conan O’Brien has turned to real estate experts known as the Property Brothers for insight on whether the United States should purchase Greenland.The B.C. born siblings were featured in a late-night bit in which O’Brien expressed support for U.S. President Donald Trump’s interest in the resource-rich Nordic region.In the segment, O’Brien calls HGTV stars Drew and Jonathan Scott to discuss the scheme via video.center_img Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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Journalists media group file police complaints on each other

The issue arose after the Editor of the Irudina newspaper, Wimalanath Weeraratne was sacked without any written explanation. The management of the Irudina newspaper filed a complaint at the Mount Lavinia police station saying the journalists had threatened other journalists at the newspaper. Weeraratne was however informed verbally that he was removed as he had no control over some of the articles published in the newspaper.The Editor was accused by the management of publishing several articles critical of the Government. A group of journalists and a media organisation linked to a top Government politician have filed police complaints against each other.The journalists attached to the Irudina newspaper filed the complaint at the Mount Lavinia police station alleging they had been arbitrarily locked out of office. Several media rights groups and civil society condemned the removal of Wimalanath Weeraratne as Editor without following due process. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Phoenix voters rejecting antirail initiative by wide margin

Phoenix voters by a wide margin were turning down a measure that would limit the future of light rail in the nation’s fifth largest city, early returns from a special election showed Tuesday.Nearly two-thirds of early, unofficial ballots counted so far show voters speaking out for mass transit by rejecting the measure known as Proposition 105, which aims to halt all planned light rail expansion inside city limits.The results so far are mostly from mail-in ballots and represent about 22.5% of the city’s 764,653 registered voters. More returns were expected later in the evening.Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego celebrated the early returns showing a margin of nearly 2-1 against the measure.“Light rail expansion is not stopping — not today, not tomorrow,” Gallego said. “This campaign was never about one track of rail. It was about equity for our entire city and voters delivered on that promise.”Approval of Proposition 105 would immediately stop a planned 5.5-mile (8.85-kilometre) extension of the rail into the working-class Hispanic and African American communities of south Phoenix, home to numerous auto repair shops and Mexican markets.It also would stop future extensions designed to link far-flung areas around the Valley of the Sun, including one planned to the state capitol and another to far western suburbs, home to many people who commute to the city’s centre for jobs and school.“We’re on pins and needles because we have no idea what the final results will show,” said Susan Gudino, who was gathering at a Mexican restaurant to await early returns with other backers of the “Yes on 105” effort launched by a group called Building a Better Phoenix.Gudino, 42, said a light rail extension would harm small businesses and change the character of south Phoenix, where she has lived most of her life. “It really would change everything,” she said.Tony Cani, a spokesman for the “No on 105” campaign, said keeping the door open to future expansion of light rail “is really about giving people the choice about where they can go to work and to school. We think mass transit can elevate people’s lives.”With a population of 1.6 million people, Phoenix is among other large cities in the U.S. with some kind of rail, but its system is modest compared with others, including New York City subways, Washington’s metro, Chicago’s L and San Francisco’s BART.Boston, Atlanta and Philadelphia also have some kind of rail system, and even the largely car-dependent Los Angeles area since 1990 has had Metro Rail, which has an average weekday ridership of nearly 350,000 people.Now stretching more than 26.3 miles (42.3 kilometres), construction of Phoenix’s Valley Metro system began in March 2005 and service was launched in December 2008. The agency says the system had about 15.7 million riders in 2018, with an estimated weekday ridership of nearly 48,000.Before three days of in-person voting ending on Tuesday, mail-in ballots had already pushed overall turnout for the special election higher than one held four years ago at the height of the Phoenix summer, when many people leave to escape triple-digit temperatures.The city clerk received 171,750 completed mail-in ballots by Monday, said spokesman Matthew Hamada. That’s about 31.2 per cent of the 549,128 early ballots sent to voters and 22.4 per cent of all the city’s registered voters.Phoenix voters tend to vote early by mail, with between 88% and 97% of all ballots in the last three citywide elections cast by early ballot.A second measure, Proposition 106, aims to limit the city’s spending until its pension debt is significantly reduced.Along with Building a Better Phoenix, the anti-rail Proposition 105 is backed by business owners along the planned south Phoenix extension route and City Council members Sal DiCiccio and Jim Waring.Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and the other council members oppose the measure, saying the rail system would lose millions of dollars in federal funds that cannot be used for other purposes.Other opponents include the Greater Phoenix and Arizona Hispanic chambers of commerce, firefighters, unions and Arizona AARP.Those groups also oppose Proposition 106, saying it could slash funding for libraries and other city services.Anita Snow, The Associated Press read more

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Arfield Sinclair Davies and Huitema along Canada Soccer award nominees

Follow @NeilMDavidson on TwitterNeil Davidson, The Canadian Press Canadian Players of the Year Nominees MenScott Arfield, Glasgow Rangers (Scotland); Milan Borjan, Red Star Belgrade (Serbia); Lucas Cavallini, Puebla FC (Mexico); Jonathan David, KAA Gent (Belgium); Alphonso Davies, Bayern Munich (Germany); David (Junior) Hoilett, Cardiff City (Wales); Atiba Hutchinson. Besiktas (Turkey); Cyle Larin, Besiktas (Turkey); Liam Millar, Liverpool FC U-23 (England); Jonathan Osorio, Toronto FC; Samuel Piette, Montreal Impact; Ballou Tabla, FC Barcelona B (Spain). WomenJanine Beckie, Manchester City (England); Kadeisha Buchanan, Olympique Lyonnais (France); Allysha Chapman, Houston Dash; Jessie Fleming, UCLA; Stephanie Labbe, Linkopings FC (Sweden); Ashley Lawrence, Paris Saint-Germain (France); Nichelle Prince, Houston Dash; Rebecca Quinn, Washington Spirit; Sophie Schmidt, unattached; Desiree Scott, Utah Royals; Christine Sinclair, Portland Thorns; Shelina Zadorsky, Orlando Pride.Canadian Youth International Players of the Year Nominees MenAlessandro Busti, Juventus U-23 (Italy); Mathieu Choiniere, Montreal Impact; Derek Cornelius, FK Javor Ivanjica (Serbia); Jonathan David, KAA Gent (Belgium); Julian Dunn, Toronto FC II; Liam Millar, Liverpool FC U-23 (England); Noble Okello, Toronto FC II; Shamit Shome, Montreal Impact.WomenMaya Antoine, Ontario Super REX; Wayny Balata, Quebec Super REX; Julia Grosso, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX; Jordyn Huitema, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX; Anna Karpenko, Ontario Super REX; Jayde Riviere, Ontario Super REX; Jade Rose, Ontario Super REX; Andersen Williams, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX.—SCHEDULE:December6: Allstate Canadian National Team Good Hands Award7: Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year and Canadian Futsal Player of the Year10: Canadian Youth International Players of the Year11 and 12: Canadian Players of the Year TORONTO — Canada captains Scott Arfield and Christine Sinclair join Bayern Munich teenager Alphonso Davies and Manchester City striker Janine Beckie in a deep pool of candidates for the Canada Soccer Player of the Year Awards.The 12 male nominees also include Red Star Belgrade goalkeeper Milan Borjan, Toronto FC midfielder Jonathan Osorio, Montreal Impact midfielder Samuel Piette, Puebla FC forward Lucas Cavallini, Cardiff City winger Junior Hoilett and Besiktas’ Cyle Larin and Atiba Hutchinson, a six-time winner of the award Davies is joined by fellow teenage nominees Jonathan David, Liam Millar and Ballou Tabla.Sinclair, a 13-time winner of the award, and Beckie are joined by Lyon defender Kadeisha Buchanan (the 2017 winner), UCLA midfielder Jessie Fleming and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Ashley Lawrence among the 12 female nominees.Canada under-17 captain Jordyn Huitema leads the women’s youth international nominees. David, who plays for Belgium’s KAA Ghent, and Millar (Liverpool under-23) are also up for the men’s youth international award.The nominees were chosen by the Canadian Soccer Association in conjunction with its technical staff. Winners will be announced Dec. 6 through 12.Media and coaches will vote for the Canadian Players of the Year. Coaches alone will decide the new Canadian Youth International Players of the Year Awards, which replace the previous under-17 and under-20 categories.The new youth awards come with an emphasis on performance at age-category international competitions.CSA staff coaches will select the 2018 Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year and Canadian Futsal Player of the Year.The Allstate Canadian National Teams Good Hands Award, recognizing the top save by Canada’s national team goalkeepers in international play, will be decided via a fan vote on social media and www.CanadaSoccer.com through Dec. 1. read more

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France to name and shame companies that pay women less

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFrance has not declared war on Syria regime, says MacronApril 16, 2018In “World”France makes Malian ‘hero’ legal for scaling building to save childMay 28, 2018In “World”Hundreds injured in France fuel protestNovember 18, 2018In “latest news” PARIS, France (AFP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday marked International Women’s Day with a pledge to “name and shame” companies that pay women less than men for the same work.French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte (Image: Getty)On a visit to a Paris-based property management firm hailed as a model of gender equality, he announced plans to “drastically” increase inspections of companies to ensure they complied with a law requiring equal pay for equal work.“We will put in place a ‘name and shame’ system to make public (the names of) companies that least respect the law,” said Macron, who has made tackling sexism a key priority.“No one wants to be bottom of the class on this issue,” he said.The World Economic Forum last year ranked France 11th out of 144 countries for gender equality but a dismal 129th for wage equality for similar work.On Wednesday, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced plans to get tough on companies that pay women less.Under a package of workplace reforms to be finalised next month, wage screening software will be rolled out in all companies with more than 250 employees from 2019, and in all companies with over 50 employees by 2022, Philippe said.Companies found to have “unjustified” disparities will have three years to rectify the situation or face fines of up to 1 per cent of their wage bill, Philippe said.– Men pay more –Sexism and violence against women — brought into sharp relief by the #Metoo campaign launched after the Harvey Weinstein scandal — dominated the headlines in France on Thursday.Male readers of leftwing daily Liberation were asked to pay 25 per cent more for their paper for the day, the proportion by which French women are underpaid compared to men, according to official statistics.For the same job, women are paid on average nine percent less.Liberation published two editions Thursday with different cover pages, one marked “for women, 2 euros, normal price” with a symbol of a woman, the other marked “for men, 2.50 euros” with a symbol of a man.The paper said it was inspired by Canadian monthly Maclean’s, which charged men more for its March edition to denounce the gender wage gap.But not everyone was on board with the operation.A vendor at a newsstand in central Paris told AFP he had sold only one copy of the paper — a “female” version he sold to a regular male customer who plucked it off the stand and pressed the standard 2 euros in his hand. read more

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GIW announces online slurry pumping course with USF Polytechnic Florida and Phosphate

first_imgGIW Industries, a leader in the design, manufacture and application of heavy-duty, centrifugal slurry pumps, announces the availability of a new Web-based course: Slurry Pumping – Web Training Course. The course will teach proven methods to maximize performance and efficiency in slurry pumping. A joint offering by GIW and the USF Polytechnic Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute (FIPR Institute), the course will cover major findings of the FIPR Institute’s slurry pumping research projects and builds on GIW’s training and industrial experience with pump systems. Topics covered in the course are applicable to mine managers, engineers, pump designers, operators and maintenance technicians, enabling them to sharpen their skills and improve their technical competence.The participant-driven, self-paced course is available 24/7 and consists of six modules covering the following topics: Slurry Pumping Basics, Testing and Evaluation of Slurry, Cavitation, Modeling, Field Work and Maintenance.Because the course is offered through the FIPR Institute and accredited through USF Polytechnic, Florida Professional Engineers can receive six Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for completion; other participants will also receive a certificate of completion.To receive PDHs or certification, participants must complete six hours of online study and pass the final test with a score of 80% or higher. USFP will submit PDHs to the Florida Board on behalf of Florida Professional Engineers. Participants from other states may also submit their certification to their state boards for appropriate credits.Instructors for the course will be expert resources from GIW, including: Graeme Adie, P.E., MIE GIW Senior Consultant; Reab Berry, GIW’s Director of Business Development; Robert Visintainer, P.E., Vice President of Engineering; Lee Whitlock, Hydraulic Lab Manager; Roy Duvall, GIW Technical Manager; and Dr. Anders Sellgren, Professor of Water Resources Engineering in Sweden.The cost of the course is $1,600 per person, which includes access to the online training modules, printable reference materials, instructor access via email, and PDHs through USF Polytechnic. For additional information or to register, please visit  http://www.fipr.state.fl.us/pumping_course.html or call Anna Dunn at 863-534-7160.last_img read more

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