Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched a multidimensional pilot project aimed at development of agriculture and increase in the income of farmers and poor people in tribal-dominated Nabarangpur district.Multidimensional project As many as 15 different departments of the State government and 12 research and development organisations of the Central government, working under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Indian Council of Medical Research and Department of Biotechnology, will extend support for implementation of the project.A sum of ₹5.21 crore will be spent on the implementation of the project in the current financial year. Nabarangpur happens to be one of the most backward districts in the country.Among other things, construction of water harvesting structures, cultivation of high-yielding variety of fruits and vegetables, establishment of commercial nurseries, lemon grass farming, cultivation of sweet potato and turmeric, incense stick manufacturing, and fish farming will be undertaken under the project.Skill enhancementFarmers will be provided necessary support to use new methods of agriculture to enhance their skills under the ambitious project. Initiatives will also be taken for improvement of healthcare and nutrition under the scheme.While launching the project through videoconferencing from Lok Seva Bhavan here, Mr. Patnaik said the State government has been giving emphasis to development of farmers and agriculture. The motto of the government is to make agriculture profitable, he said.
M.C. Mary Kom avenged her defeat to Pinki Jangra at the Commonwealth Games trials.At an age where boxers hang up their gloves and seek an entry into sports administration, veteran boxer Akhil Kumar has managed a remarkable achievement. The 33-year-old pugilist from Rohtak made it to the Asian Games squad despite being out of international competition for two years.Akhil, a 2008 Olympic quarter-finalist, scored a convincing win over Rohit Tokas in the 60kg category at the Asian Games trials in Patiala on Wednesday, after getting the better of another youngster Vikas Malik the previous day.The two-day trials concluded on Wednesday. The other big news was five-time world champion M.C. Mary Kom (51kg) avenging her defeat against Pinki Jangra in the Commonwealth Games trials in May. Mary’s friend Laishram Sarita Devi (60kg), a silver medallist in Glasgow, also made the cut for the Incheon Asiad.Guangzhou Asian Games champion Vikas Krishan Yadav, who was busy training with Haryana Police, also made a comeback to the team. He will compete in a new category -75kg.Akhil said AIBA’s ruling in April 2013 extending the boxers’ age of participation at Olympics from 34 to 40, gave him a boost and he focused on making a comeback.”When AIBA announced that the boxers could participate till 40, I thought of giving it a try. I had a calf tear in early 2012 and couldn’t participate in the 2012 Olympic qualifying process and thought my Olympic dream was over. Then I started training with Haryana Police, but the AIBA ruling last year gave me the hope that I could continue my career,” Akhil, a 2006 CWG gold medallist, told MAIL TODAY.advertisementAkhil’s last major competition was the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the Capital and this will be the first time since 2006 he would play the Asian Games. He fought in the World Series of Boxing in 2012-13, his last international appearance till date. His last domestic competition was the All India Police Nationals in December 2013, where he emerged triumphant in the 60kg category.Akhil said when he finished his police training in April 2013, his weight was 75kg and he had slim hopes of reducing it to compete in the 60kg category, but several people pushed him to become leaner and fitter.”My coaches at the camp G.S. Sandhu, Jaidev Bisht and wrestling coach Amrik Singh encouraged me. My wife Poonam Beniwal is a boxing coach and she kept me updated about the latest trends in boxing.”However, my main concerns were injury and weight. I met Dr. Sanjay Vats through my Olympic medalist wrestler friend Yogeshwar Dutt. He worked with me on my injuries and I got back into shape. Another wrestler friend Ravinder Sangwan also helped me a lot with his tips on fitness,” he said.Among others, talented Manipur youngsters – Laishram Devendro Singh (49kg) and Shiva Thapa (56kg) – also made it to their maiden Asian Games. Manoj Kumar (64kg), who was recently snubbed by the Arjuna Award selection committee, had something to cheer alongside CWG silver medallist Mandeep Jangra (69kg) as they also booked tickets to Incheon.Delhi boxer Gaurav Vidhuri (52kg), Kuldeep Singh (81kg), Amritpreet Singh (91kg) and Satish Kumar (91+kg) are set for their maiden Asian Games. Among women, Pooja Rani (75kg) will be the third member of the team.A total of 13 boxers were picked for the quadrennial event, scheduled from September 19-October 4. SQUADS – Men’s – L. Devendro Singh (49kg), Gaurav Vidhuri (52kg), Shiva Thapa (56kg), Akhil Kumar (60kg), Manoj Kumar (64kg), Mandeep Jangra (69kg), Vikas Krishan (75kg), Kuldeep Singh (81kg), Amritpreet Singh (91kg) and Satish Kumar (91+kg) Women’s – M.C. Mary Kom (51kg), L. Sarita Devi (60kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg).
Indian Test captain Virat Kohli strongly condemned the Uri attack and said such incidents hurt deeply.Shortly after leading India to a massive 197-run victory over New Zealand in their 500th Test, Kohli paid his condolences to the families of 18 jawans, who were killed in a raid carried out by Pakistan-backed terrorists.Kohli, who is a brand ambassador of the Border Security Force, said such incidents hurt every Indian.”Obviously, if such incidents keep happening, you feel bad. We are feeling so devastated so imagine what the families of the jawans go through when something like this happens.(Also read: India’s journey from their 1st Test to 500th: Lost by 158 runs, won by 197 runs)”It is very disturbing. I cannot comment on the solution because am not operating at that level but I can pay condolences to the families of our jawans, who lost their lives in the attack.”An an Indian it hurts to hear of such incidents regularly,” Kohli said in the post-match press conference.There is palpable agnst against Pakistan following the dastardly attack by terrorists of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed. Many Indians took to Twitter and demanded Pakistan to be nuked out. (Also read: Ravindra Jadeja reveals why he and Ravichandran Ashwin are a dangerous pair)Meanwhile, BCCI president Anurag Thakur made it clear that there was no question of playing cricket with Pakistan when the Indian government wanted to expose Pakistan as sponsors of terrorism.Former India captain Sourav Ganguly also said that India could not play cricket with Pakistan under prevailing conditions. advertisement#TeamIndia skipper @imVkohli pays homage to the martyrs of #UriAttack and condolences to their families pic.twitter.com/ZiZ0YsW2KW BCCI (@BCCI) September 26, 2016
Lionel Messi ‘Messi is the football Terminator’ – Barca icon earns ultimate praise from Schwarzenegger Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 23:08 23/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Lionel Messi Barcelona Primera División The Hollywood film star has paid homage to the ability of a legendary figure from the world of football, comparing him to an indestructible machine Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi is “the football Terminator” according to a man who knows all about such machines, Arnold Schwarzenegger.The Argentine has been in dazzling form over recent weeks, with his latest outing seeing him net four times in a crushing 6-1 victory over Eibar.Betis 7/1 to beat Levante 2-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Records continue to tumble around the mercurial 30-year-old, with his battle against eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo seeing a new benchmark set in the art of goalscoring.So impressive has Messi been over the course of a remarkable career that he could be considered indestructible, with Schwarzenegger conceding that he is almost super human.“Yes, exactly. Messi is the football Terminator, we can say that,” the Hollywood actor told Mundo Deportivo while promoting his upcoming film, Terminator 6.Austrian by birth, a naturalised US citizen and former Governor of California, action movie icon Schwarzenegger grew up as a fan of football.He still follows the game from afar and admits to being an admirer of the leading lights in La Liga.Barcelona have welcomed him to Camp Nou as a guest of the club in the past, with the 70-year-old revelling in the opportunity to rub shoulders with Messi and Co.“Yes, last year I visited and watched them train. It was fantastic,” added Schwarzenegger.“When you grow up with football you always have it in mind. “The European teams in general are very good and Barcelona is one of them obviously. The Madrid sides too. “Many of these players are among the best athletes, with tremendous stamina and speed.”Barcelona are back in action on Saturday against Girona, when they will be looking to collect a sixth successive victory in La Liga and cement their standing at the top of the table.Messi will be hoping to star in that contest once again and justify his new billing as a T-800 model in Catalonia.
UEFA say they are “very concerned” by Inter’s apparent failure to follow the European governing body’s protocol on racist chants. Fans at the San Siro hurled monkey chants at Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly during Wednesday’s match, according to Carlo Ancelotti.Three announcements were made over the loudspeaker imploring fans to stop the chants, but they continued unabated. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? According to UEFA’s protocol, the match should have been suspended at that point but instead the game was allowed to continue. The Napoli bossAncelotti pointed to that policy in an angry press conference following the match. “There was a strange atmosphere, as we asked three times for play to be suspended, they had announcements with the speaker three times,” Ancelotti said.”We asked three times for some action to be taken, but the match continued. We keep being told play can be halted, but when? After four or five announcements?”Maybe we have to take matters into our own hands next time and stop play ourselves. They’ll probably make us lose the game if we walk off, but we are prepared to do it.”In a statement released on Friday, UEFA along with world players’ union FIFPro, pointed out that the match should have been halted. “FIFPro and UEFA are very concerned by this unacceptable racist incident and by what appears on the surface to be a failure to respect the widely-recognised three-step anti-racism protocol,” the statement partially read.”Koulibaly, a French-Senegalese defender, was subject to racist chanting and, despite announcements made by the stadium speaker, the chants did not stop.”Moreover, it seems that Napoli’s coaching staff had already informed the referee several times of racist chants.”Both organisations are of the opinion that the racist chants towards Koulibaly, who had to leave the pitch after receiving a second yellow card, are unacceptable and have no place in football.”Inter will be forced to play two games behind closed doors as a result of the chants, a punishment that UEFA and FIFPro welcomed. “Both organisations applaud the prompt actions taken by Italy’s football authorities, who sanctioned FC Internazionale with the next two matches to be played behind closed doors and, additionally, with a partial closure for FC Internazionale’s third home match,” the statement said.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United have momentum as they look to close the gap on the Premier League top four.Solskjaer became the first Man Utd manager to win his first five matches in charge with victory over Reading in the FA Cup on Saturday.Four successive victories in the Premier League have helped the Red Devils narrow the gap on the top four to six points having been 11 points off the pace when Solskjaer succeeded Jose Mourinho last month. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Yet, when asked about what the team could achieve this season Solskjaer was wary of setting targets, though the Norwegian does feel his players are hitting top form just at the right time.”I think the players are getting confidence and the feeling is that we have momentum,” he told reporters. “It’s about keeping it up and let’s see where it takes. We’re always good towards the end of the season anyway.”I’m not going to say top-four is our target because my target is the next game, but my target is also a certain way of playing. That certain way of playing will get us to where we belong in the end. I can’t say ‘if we get top-four it’s a success, if we don’t it’s not a success’. It depends on the performances. You can never ever control the result as a footballer.”Solskjaer has taken his players to a warm weather training camp in Dubai ahead of their next Premier League game against third-placed Tottenham at Wembley next Sunday.Mauricio Pochettino’s side convincingly beat United 3-0 at Old Trafford in August but Solskjaer has played down talk of revenge.”You never like to lose games but I don’t think you look at it as revenge,” Solskjaer added. “You never do. You’re playing against one of the top teams. Tottenham have performed fantastically this season, they’ve got a great way of playing.”But we’re at Wembley, we’re playing against one of the top teams, it doesn’t need motivation. It’s not about what’s happened before. It’s this game and these 90 minutes.”They’ve performed really well over a few years now and they’ve been towards the top of the league. There will be loads of things we need to look at both as individuals – you’ve got [Harry] Kane, one of the best strikers in the world, [Christian] Eriksen one of the best playmakers, you’ve got [Heung-Min] Son, [Dele] Alli – and we have to look at the team unit and how we play against them.”But, as I said, we don’t go to Dubai and just prepare for Tottenham. We have to prepare for the rest of the season and it’s how we fare against Paris Saint-Germain, how we fare against Liverpool, because they are the top teams of Europe now.”Solskjaer was also keen to play down his personal achievement of making the best start by any Manchester United manager in the club’s history.The Norwegian can also emulate the achievement of Sir Matt Busby by winning his first five league matches in charge next weekend, but the former Cardiff boss isn’t concerned.”I don’t care,” he said. “Not now. I might sit down in 20 years’ time and look at whatever records I have. I never look back. Never ever. When I’m in a position, never look back on what I’m doing that way.”Yeah, you reflect and you try to improve but you never get complacent and think ‘I’ve done this or that, I’ve done well’. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Cultural artisans in the diaspora are being encouraged to make legal deposit of creative works with the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ). The call comes from State Minister in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, who said that this is important in preserving and promoting Jamaica’s rich culture.Mr. Terrelonge noted that while such deposit by overseas nationals is not a requirement under the law “it is important that our writers and authors who are producing material outside of Jamaica make their contribution as well”.“It is important because it does form a part of that cultural heritage that truly belongs to the people of Jamaica. It says that we continue to make an impact not only at home but also abroad,” he said. He was speaking at the launch of Legal Deposit Month 2018 on Thursday (October 11) at the NLJ, downtown Kingston.Mr. Terrelonge is appealing for locally based artistes to fulfil their legal obligation by submitting copies of their works to the NLJ. Failure to comply is an offence that attracts a fine not exceeding $50,000. “What we really want is for Jamaicans to comply… . We need your material for the benefit of the next generation, so we have a compilation of our culture/history,” he said. “Jamaica’s publishers, producers, self-produced authors, composers, playwrights, film-makers and artistes of all respects should make every effort to make their legal deposits,” he appealed.Chairman of the Board of Management for the NLJ, Joy Douglas, said that the entity is on “an aggressive move to have Jamaicans abroad realise that their work must make it into the national collection of Jamaica”.Ms. Douglas said the relevant ministries, agencies, embassies and high commissions are being encouraged to assist in this regard.The NLJ is partnering with Fontana Pharmacy to organise a series of activities throughout October in observance of Legal Deposit Month.These include a publishers and writers seminar on October 17 at the Medallion Hall Hotel, St. Andrew; and a reading, music and film session, dubbed ‘Lyrical Fuzion’, on October 31 at the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) Lecture Theatre, downtown Kingston. These events will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.Legal Deposit Month seeks to raise awareness about the Legal Deposit Act, which was passed in 2002 and came into effect in 2004. The law requires Jamaicans to deposit copies of their works with the NLJ. These deposits become a record of the nation’s published heritage.For more information on activities of Legal Deposit Month, persons can contact the NLJ at: (876) 967-2494 or visit nlj.gov.jm.
zoom Saudi Arabia’s Public Transport Authority (PTA) has raised the country’s flag on Shaden, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) owned and operated by National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri). At a ceremony held at Port of Ras Tanura on November 23, the new vessel joined the country’s maritime fleet and became Bahri’s fifth VLCC to raise the Kingdom’s flag in 2017.Built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) in South Korea, the new vessel has a capacity of 300,000 dwt. It brought the total number of VLCCs owned and operated by Bahri to 41.“Saudi Arabia is eager on strengthening its maritime fleet in partnership with the private sector… This enhanced modern fleet will contribute to the transformation of the Kingdom to the most important and largest logistics hub in the region, as envisioned in the Saudi Vision 2030,” Rumaih Mohammed Al-Rumaih, President of the Public Transport Authority, said.“Shaden, along with other VLCCs in the national fleet, will contribute to increasing the volume of bilateral maritime trade between the Kingdom and other global economies, in addition to creating a positive impact on the continued growth of the maritime transport sector in the Kingdom and the region. More importantly, the new addition to the country’s maritime fleet comes at a time when PTA is keen to support the maritime industry in order to achieve greater Saudization and economic growth by taking advantage of the Kingdom’s strategic geographic position, as well as its coastline stretching from 2,400 km to the Red Sea and 1,000 km to the Arabian Gulf,” Al-Rumaih added.“The addition of the new fifth VLCC this year is part of our plans to … expand our Saudi fleet to reinforce Bahri’s position as the world’s largest owner and operator of VLCCs. We are now better equipped to gain access to new markets, strengthen our presence in the markets we already operate and enhance the scope and breadth of services we offer in the global shipping industry,” Ali Al-Harbi, Acting CEO, Bahri, commented.Currently, Bahri’s fleet comprises 88 vessels including 41 VLCCs, 36 chemical/product tankers, 6 multipurpose vessels and 5 dry bulk carriers. In addition, the company has 5 VLCCs on order.
Premier Darrell Dexter, today, Dec. 16, spoke to more than 70 business leaders from around the world at a reception in Copenhagen to showcase Nova Scotia’s innovative green technologies. “Nova Scotia has an exciting story to tell about what we are doing to address climate change and other environmental issues while growing a sustainable, green economy,” said Premier Dexter. All participants from the Nova Scotia delegation were at the event to meet potential investors and other businesses interested in what Nova Scotia companies are doing about climate change, environmental sustainability and green economic development. Premier Dexter was joined by the president and COO of Minas Basin Pulp and Power, Scott Travers, who spoke to the group about tidal power. “Minas Basin Pulp and Power and the rest of Team Nova Scotia are here in Copenhagen and want to tell the world that we are open for business,” said Mr. Travers. “Come and invest in our tidal power.” Research suggests the Bay of Fundy is the best site for tidal power generation in North America, with an enormous resource next to an existing transmission grid and potential consumers. “The future for tidal power in Nova Scotia is strong: we have a world-class resource attracting world-class technology,” said Premier Dexter. “Tidal power from the Bay of Fundy is one of Nova Scotia’s most promising sources of clean, renewable energy.” One-hundred billion tonnes of seawater flows through the Bay of Fundy every tide cycle. This is about four times the combined flow of all the freshwater rivers and streams in the world. Two years ago, government selected Minas Basin Pulp and Power as the developer of the first grid-connected in-stream tidal power array demonstration project in the world. This commercial threshold technology uses the kinetic power of tidal currents and does not require a constricting dam. Using this technology, there is an estimated 300 megawatts of extractable energy from the Minas Basin area of the Bay of Fundy alone, which is enough energy to power close to 100,000 homes. For Nova Scotia, it represents up to 15 per cent of the total electricity demand and could cut emissions by about 1 million tons a year. Minas Basin Pulp and Power is managing the project from design to the approval stages, including operation.
Colombo: Nearly 300 people have been arrested in connection with the deadly Easter Sunday attacks by the Islamist extremists that killed 258 people, Sri Lankan police said on Thursday. Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of blasts that tore through three churches and as many high-end hotels, killing 258 people in the country’s deadliest violence since the brutal civil war ended in 2009. The Islamic State claimed the attacks, but the government has blamed local Islamist extremist group National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ) for the bombings. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US The police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said, 293 suspects have been arrested so far. Some 115 of them are in remand custody while 178 are being held under detention orders served on them. A state of emergency was clamped in the country to help the authorities with investigations. The laws helped arrests and searches without warrants. However after four months of operations the law came to be lifted on August 22. The police assured that investigations would be carried forward with no hindrance despite the lifting of emergency laws. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls The attacks left the island’s tourism sector devastated. Tour operators cancelled advance bookings due to security fears and the government was forced to offer many concessions for its revival. Politically too the attacks caused a stir and led to the sacking of the then police chief and the then top bureaucrat at the defense ministry who were charged with negligence as they had failed to prevent attacks despite prior intelligence.
A plethora of stars are backing the campaign to catch the person behind a number of horrific cat deaths and mutilations in London.Since more than 30 cats have reportedly died at the hands of the so-called “Cat Ripper of Croydon” over the last two years and at least seven have been found disembowelled or decapitated in the area in recent months, PETA has offered a staggering £5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.Now, X Factor presenters Dermot O’Leary and Caroline Flack, along with You Me At Six frontman Josh Franceschi, have alerted their more than 4 million combined Twitter followers about PETA’s offer, in the hope that getting the word out will lead to an arrest. The Vamps’ lead guitarist, James McVey, has also stepped in to sweeten the pot even more – offering free tour tickets to anyone who can help find the killer.PETA urges residents to keep a watchful eye on their animal companions and to keep them indoors. Because animals cannot report being abused and can do little to fight back, violent people sometimes use them as “practice” victims.“We’re grateful to these compassionate stars for alerting their millions of fans about this sickening case”, says PETA Associate Director Elisa Allen. “Someone in South London must know something about the cruel individual who committed these callous acts, and we’re calling on anyone with information to come forward. A person capable of deliberately causing this kind of suffering to helpless animals demonstrates a very worrying psychological state and must be found.”Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.
Tinjdad, Morocco – The Moroccan Royal Navy saved eight migrants from sub-Saharan countries trying to illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar toward western Spain.The rescue operation took place near the coast of the occupied city of Ceuta after the Moroccan Royal Navy saw a boat heading toward Cadiz from the Moroccan coast.All the immigrants on the boat have been rescued and were in good health. Moroccan authorities took them to the port of Tangier to take further action regarding their illegal immigration. After the King of Morocco expressed concern about the miserable conditions of immigrants, the government launched in January an operation to give residency permits to tens of thousands of immigrants living in the country illegally.Nearly all sub-Saharan Africans who managed to provide evidence that they had lived in Morocco for a considerable period of time were given permits.Because of its proximity to Spain, Morocco has become one of the key smuggling routes for illegal migrants crossing into Europe from Africa.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
TORONTO — Aecon Group Inc.’s (TSX:ARE) stock price has soared after the construction firm confirmed it’s exploring a potential sale of the company.The Canadian firm said it has engaged BMO Capital Markets and TD Securities to look into the possibility of a sale, with the intent of creating shareholder value and increasing growth potential.The company made the disclosure after regulators halted its stock because of a spike in its volume and price, but cautioned there is no guarantee that the process will lead to any agreements or a sale.With the stock halt lifted, Aecon’s share price soared $3.56 or 25 per cent to $17.92 in mid-afternoon trading.Aecon and its predecessors have been involved in landmark construction projects in Canada including the CN Tower, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Vancouver SkyTrain and the Halifax Shipyard.The company has divisions in construction, mining, energy, and infrastructure, with headquarters in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.The Canadian Press
As the UK car industry posts its highest manufacturing figures since 2007, SMMT is showcasing the sector’s diversity in an exhibition of three very different cars at its Westminster headquarters.The Bentley Continental GTC V8 is one of the UK’s globally appealing premium products, while Nissan’s new Qashqai – set to follow in its predecessor’s footsteps as Britain’s most-built car – represents the UK’s prowess in volume manufacturing. The Radical RXC Turbo, meanwhile, is one of the UK’s many low-volume high-performance sports cars.As well as having a manufacturing presence in the UK, all three brands on display also design and engineer cars here – which are then exported on a global scale.With the company’s global headquarters based in Crewe, Cheshire, each Bentley model is designed, engineered and produced in the UK. Employing around 4,000, the plant produced more than 10,000 cars in 2013, with the value of its exports in the previous year exceeding £1 billion.The Contintental GTC V8 on display is Bentley’s most efficient model to date, while the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged unit still boasts a maximum power output of 500bhp and 660Nm torque.Nissan’s latest Qashqai is also a truly home grown product, having been designed in London and engineered at the firm’s Technical Centre in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, before being assembled at its Sunderland plant.The most productive manufacturer in the UK, Nissan built more than 500,000 Juke, Note and Qashqai models in Sunderland last year. With full-scale production of the new Qashqai starting this week, the Sunderland workforce now numbers over 7,000 for the first time in the plant’s 28-year history. In all, Nissan’s UK manufacturing operations support 40,000 jobs across the country.Peterborough-based Radical exports its unique brand of low-volume road and race cars to customers in Europe, the Far East, the Americas and Australia. The firm’s RXC Turbo was launched in 2013, and marked Radical’s first foray into the supercar market.The RXC has been designed to be as aerodynamic as possible, hence its Le Mans racer-like appearance. The 3.5-litre turbocharged Ford EcoBoost engine – also conceived in the UK – develops 454bhp, enough to power the 940kg car from 0-60 in just 2.6 seconds and on to 184mph. At this speed, the RXC generates 900kg downforce.For more information on the UK automotive industry’s manufacturing successes in 2013, see SMMT’s full year manufacturing figures.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Ohio State senior offensive lineman Billy Price (54) talks to linemen Michael Jordan (73) and Jamarco Jones (74) prior to a play in the second quarter of the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignOhio State offensive line coach Greg Studrawa took no time in changing the outlook of his new unit when he was hired prior to the start of the 2016 season. After switching the most experienced guard to the center position in each of his first two seasons with the Buckeyes, Studrawa could be in a similar position with junior guard Michael Jordan heading into 2018. The third-year starter at left guard was taking snaps for the Buckeyes as a part of the second-team offensive line during fall practice. The decision to play a guard at center has become something of a trend for Studrawa. Without an obvious answer to fill the center position in 2016, Studrawa moved guard Pat Elflein to the middle.The Pickerington, Ohio native ended up thriving, winning the Rimington Trophy as the best center in college football and taking home the Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year Award in the Big Ten. Studrawa did not stop there. After Elflein departed to the NFL, the second-year offensive line coach made the switch again, this time with fifth-year senior guard Billy Price. The outcome was the same. Price won the Rimington Trophy and was named a first-team All-American at center in 2017. Having watched both Elflein and Price move from guard to the starting center, now fifth-year center Brady Taylor seemed to be in the position to seamlessly transition into the starting role as Ohio State’s first true center since Jacoby Boren in 2015. Despite being recruited as a three-star offensive tackle in the 2014 class, Taylor has played in 29 games for the Buckeyes, recording 55 snaps against UNLV and 41 snaps against Illinois last season. As the only true freshman to start during the 2016 season, Jordan was named as a Freshman All-American in 2016 and first-team All-Big Ten team member after the 2017 season. However, the move for Jordan could be because of something not related to the center position at all. With the main objective being to get the best five offensive lineman on the field at one time, Jordan, senior tackle Isaiah Prince and redshirt senior Demetrius Knox seem to be locks on the line. Also, after playing in 12 of 14 games last season, sophomore Thayer Munford seems to be in a good position to take a starting tackle spot. With four spots filled on the line, that leaves one: center or, possibly, left guard. Studrawa has linemen with experience to fill those spots, with junior Branden Bowen coming off of a leg injury, and redshirt senior Malcolm Pridgeon, who is in in his third season with the program. When it comes down to it, the final spot on the offensive line could come down to a simple question: who is the best lineman between Bowen, Pridgeon and Taylor? If it is Pridgeon or Bowen that takes the final spot on the line and Jordan moves to center for his junior season, Studrawa can be confident that it will work out just fine. He has the track record to prove it.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedOpposition Leader unimpressed by Govt’s sloth in dealing with fuel crisisJune 29, 2018In “Business”Some retailers yet to reduce price on new zero rated itemsNovember 19, 2015In “Business”Gov’t reduces fuel priceAugust 19, 2015In “Business” Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan says Cabinet has discussed the increased fuel prices and is considering options carefully to avoid future negative effects on the country’s balance of payments.Finance Minister Winston Jordan“The issue about price increases for the minibuses is also engaging the attention of the Cabinet. Only last Tuesday at Cabinet this matter was raised and so we will have to find creative solutions to the problem of rising fuel prices. I understand though that in the past week or so prices have trended downwards. I believe prices have fallen back to about sixty-something dollars per barrel from the high seventy-something,” Minister Jordan said.In addition, he noted the opposition calls for a previously used tax formula to be employed to ease the burden of increased fuel prices on citizens. However, he said while the previous administration was able to forego taxes to maintain fuel prices in the past, the conditions now were different.“They say they had a formula in place where they used to reduce the excise tax so that people used to buy gas at the same price they used to buy before. I’m aware that indeed they had such a formula, but this is not only about whether government will still get the same amount of revenues that they had budgeted. It also has that external side… the side that has to do with finding the foreign currency to buy the same quantity of gas that you were consuming when the prices were low,” Minister Jordan said in a Department of Public Information (DPI) release.In September 2017, world market prices for fuel increased due in part to the hurricane conditions in the southern hemisphere, which resulted in GuyOil adjusting the prices in gasoline, diesel and kerosene to a higher cost.Again, in February of this year, Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil) adjusted its prices upwards. GuyOil currently sells gasoline for approximately $220 per litre.The protest held in front of the Ministry of FinanceJordan’s comments comes on the heels of protest from Rice farmers and producers, on Thursday last in front of the Ministry of Finance office, who were calling on Government to review its tax policies on fuel with a view to ease the “burden” on the productive sector.At the protest demonstration, the Guyana Rice Producers Association (RPA) urged Government to reintroduce a sliding tax rate for rice farmers in light of the high cost of fuel and especially in light of ongoing period of land preparation.While on the protest line, General Secretary of the RPA Dharamkumar Seeraj told the media that the sliding tax rate method is easy and would not add any unnecessary burden to the budget.“The way it works is that when the price for fuel goes up on the World Market, the tax comes down so the price at the pump remains the same so it’s not rocket science and most importantly from the Government’s point of view, this will not affect the target budgeted for,” he explained.Further, Seeraj reasoned that if the price for fuel increases and Government reduces the percentage of taxes on fuel, they can still achieve their target.“If you implement that sliding rate, the country benefits. Production will go up, you’ll become more competitive on the export market and that is what a country needs,” he asserted.The RPA said farmers, who are currently harvesting, have been experiencing an increase in transportation costs from an average of $200 to $800 per bag, because access to their farmlands is poor.Additionally, most farmers are currently involved in land preparation exercises and sowing of their fields, where most fuel is being used compared to the crop duration, so the increase is coming at a really bad time for the farmers.As reported, the fuel woes are compounded by challenges of readily accessing fertilisers owing to financial challenges.The RPA has since said that the “good life” that the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government promised was wanting, adding that the Administration’s inaction on the matter was not an option.In April 2017, Mahaica farmers, whose main source of income is rice, along with cash crops, said that the taxation measures were “harsh” to them.
28 top clubs from 18 different nations/leagues are competing in the VELUX EHF Champions League this year. The competition is played with 14 rounds in the group phase, last 16 (unless a team is qualified directly) and quarter-finals, altogether a maximum of 18 matches. The four semi-finalists will meet at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 in Cologne on 26/27 May 2018. The EHF will continue to coordinate with German teams to find the best possible solutions but the decision to play Thursdays/Sundays in the Bundesliga means limited options and more pressure on German teams playing at the top level in Europe and the Bundesliga at the same time. Unfortunately this will remain inevitable throughout the season. Source: EHF The EHF has worked closely with participating clubs and TV partners to find the best solutions on the match days allocated for the playing of the VELUX EHF Champions League (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) – match days agreed and coordinated with the top leagues in Europe, including Germany’s Handball Bundesliga. The Bundesliga schedule effectively eliminates Wednesday as a possible match day and, with Saturday a preferred match day in many nations due to fan interest and TV contracts, it is likely that German teams will be required to play Thursdays in the Bundesliga and Saturdays in the VELUX EHF Champions League. European Handball Federation published official statement after media stories linked with huge problems with schedule which have German teamsa – participants of the VELUX EHF Champions League 2017/2018.Decision by German Handball Bundesliga to play matches on Thursday and Sunday from this season means added pressure on top German clubs playing in European competition.Following the start of the new season, a number of questions have been raised in the international media regarding the scheduling of matches for German teams in the VELUX EHF Champions League. Already this season, as a combined result of the Bundesliga schedule, limited availability of arenas and the need to respect the requirements of each home team, Rhein-Neckar Löwen will have to play on Saturday (11 November 2017) in the Bundesliga and, having found no other possible date for the match, on Sunday (12 November 2017) in the VELUX EHF Champions League in Barcelona. With three clubs participating – Rhein-Neckar Löwen, Flensburg-Handewitt and THW Kiel – 34 rounds of competition in the Bundesliga, the limited availability of arenas, contractual requirements with TV partners and the need to coordinate with existing national league and cup programmes across Europe, the scheduling of matches for German teams in the VELUX EHF Champions League will always be a challenge. However, the decision by the management of the Handball Bundesliga to play its league matches on Thursdays and Sundays from the start of the new season – a decision made without any consultation with the EHF – has resulted in a much more difficult situation for German teams from both a scheduling and sporting perspective. ← Previous Story VIDEO: Which is your favorite coaching style? Next Story → BRAZILIAN AT BLAUGRANA: Thiagus Petrus to join FC Barcelona Lassa?
Source: Dil Wickremasinghe/Twitter By Órla Ryan Apr 26th 2019, 9:03 PM 13,244 Views Short URL No Comments Source: Womans_Place_UK/Twitter Share Tweet Email NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Pictured at the official opening of the new city farm in St Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin, are twin sisters Lynn and Ella Spitzer Beirne (age 10). Source: Conor McCabe Photography LtdThe PSNI released further CCTV footage of the moments before Lyra McKee was shot dead in Derry.Met Éireann issued a Status Red wind warning for two counties, as well as other Status Orange and Status Yellow warnings as Storm Hannah arrived in Ireland.Political leaders in Northern Ireland agreed to commence fresh talks in a bid to restore power-sharing in Stormont.A mobile refrigeration unit will be used to store dead bodies at University Hospital Waterford after concerns were raised about bodies being left on trolleys in the corridors of the hospital’s mortuary.A man was arrested in connection with the murder of Derek Coakley-Hutch in Dublin. Health Minister Simon Harris has requested legal advice in relation to making vaccinations mandatory, as new figures show that measles cases rose by over 200% in 2018.The jury in the trial of Patrick Quirke, who is charged with murdering his alleged love rival and hiding his body in an underground tank, continued its deliberations. The FAI and Sport Ireland confirmed the make-up of their new governance review group, which will develop proposals to reform the FAI ahead of its AGM in July.Uefa fined the FAI €10,000 over last month’s tennis ball protest at the Aviva Stadium. The body of a man in his 30s was found in Co Cork this morning.WORLD An artwork which appears to be by street artist Banksy has appeared near the former location of the Extinction Rebellion camp in Marble Arch, London. Source: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/PA Images#SRI LANKA: An extremist leader involved in the Easter suicide bombings in Sri lanka, in which at least 250 people were killed, died in the attacks, the country’s president said.#TRUMP: UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn declined an invitation to a banquet with US President Donald Trump when he visits in June, accusing him of using “racist and misogynist rhetoric”.#ARGENTINA: The father of Emiliano Sala, the Argentine footballer who died in a plane crash earlier this year, died at the age of 58 following a heart attack.#US: A German-Russian socialite who passed herself off as an heiress has been convicted by a court in New York for stealing over $200,000 (about €180,000) from individuals, banks and hotels.PARTING SHOTToday is Lesbian Day Of Visibility – people are sharing personal stories, history lessons and much more – follow the hashtag here. Friday 26 Apr 2019, 9:03 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Jane Addams 1860-1935. American lesbian, feminist, suffragist, and pioneer of social work. Founded Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy. President of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. 1st American woman to win Nobel Peace Prize. #LesbianDayofVisibility pic.twitter.com/b0EjBTs589— Womans_Place_UK (@Womans_Place_UK) April 26, 2019 https://jrnl.ie/4608808 Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings in one or more of the above cases. Here’s What Happened Today: Friday Northern Ireland, Storm Hannah and the FAI had everyone talking today. Over my life I’ve been called many things – dyke, butch, lezzer, unnatural, deviant and abomination. These words were meant to hurt me & they did at the time because I felt ashamed but I’m not anymore. I am proud to be a lesbian. #thisisme #LesbianDayOfVisibility pic.twitter.com/3moUp0mDt5— Dil Wickremasinghe (@DilW) April 26, 2019 Get our daily news round up:
Instead, Western Interiors has managed to convince its investors to put another “several million dollars” into the magazine. ‘They realize it’s not the end of the magazine world, it’s a dip in the economy and they need to help us through it,” says Matthews. “We sat down with them and explained it. They knew we are going to have to be funded to withstand this year. We are going to prosper in the near future—they’re not in this for sheer pleasure. These guys want to sell the magazine some day and they chose not to right now.”Western Interiors is putting several initiatives in place to try to spark spending, including live events. The magazine is currently hosting a VIP Lounge at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and will host an “outdoor chic” rooftop event in New York City in May. The magazine is also gearing up for its biggest issue of the year (April/May), featuring the Gold List, an annual list of interior designers, architects and landscape designers featured in the magazine. In 2007, that issue was Western Interior’s first to break 100 ad pages. In 2008, the issue slipped to 85 and Western Interiors is looking for ways to keep spending up. “This year we’re going to put a little more muscle behind it by polling these designers/architects,” Matthews said. “Consumers want to know what brands they are specifying and we’ll publish those later in the year.” They also introduced a “Power Buy” which offers price breaks to advertisers who commit to at least six ads per year.The magazine will launch a new product this spring called Modern Dream Homes, the first in a planned series of high-end special-focused publications. “We would hope that the net would be at least 10 percent of the revenue by the end of 2010,” she said. “This additional funding will help to cover the shortage of revenue from any lost ad pages during this touch economic time.” Recapitalization will determine the fate of many magazines in 2009, including those who were healthy up through much of 2008. Green magazine Plenty shuttered this week and publisher Mark Spellun told Portfolio that the magazine’s financing had simply “dried up.” Mediabistro reported that Evening Post Publishers Co. will stop publishing Garden & Gun as of January 31, while Garden & Gun publisher Rebecca Darwin said the magazine is “actively engaged in discussion with investors.” In 2007, Western Interiors & Design was the leader in ad page growth in a category that included heavyweights such as Architectural Digest and Elle Décor. But by late 2008, with the economy plunging toward recession and shelter and home magazines among the many categories feeling the brunt, the title knew it needed additional funding to weather the storm. “It’s not like we weren’t able to make payroll. We didn’t have to close anything or lay anyone off,” publisher Jennifer Matthews told me. “We’ve been streamlining and we’ve dropped our paper costs, although not the quality.” Some savvy buyers were also circling Western Interiors & Design, thinking its investors might want to sell the magazine (which generates between $5 million and $10 million in annual revenue) at a favorable price. “When it became clear there were some offers to buy the magazine, the investors said, ‘No, we believe in the magazine, we know it’s going to pay off when we get through this dip in the economy and any sale price will be much higher,’” she said.
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington School Committee meets this Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 7pm in the Large Instruction Room at Wilmington High School.There are some newsworthy items on the agenda, including:The School Committee will receive a presentation regarding the 2018-2019 Wilmington Middle School Program of Studies.The School Committee will receive a report regarding scheduled Summer/Early Fall DPW and Public Buildings projects at the schools.The School Committee will begin discussion over proposed changes to the district’s Free and Reduced Price Food Services Policy and Meal Charge Policy.The School Committee will officially set the last day of school.The School Committee will also receive a Superintendent Report, report from its Student Representative, and any subcommittee reports.The meeting will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on WCTV-E — Channel 99 on Comcast and Channel 39 on Verizon. The meeting will also streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.Wilmington Apple intends on reporting on many of the items above – and any other news that comes from the meeting.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE To Discuss New School Year, New Administrators & New Goals At August 28 MeetingIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Recent School Committee MeetingIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Homework, Bullying, Vaping, Grants, Gymnastics & More To Be Discussed At June 12 MeetingIn “Education”