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first_imgVirat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are officially a married couple now. The two tied the knot at Borgo Finocchieto in Tuscany, South of Italy. The couple has been a favourite of the masses and has dominated headlines ever since they started dating back in 2013.Both Kohli and Anushka came out on their Twitter handles and shared pictures of their wedding with their fans. They openly confessed love for each other and sought blessings from their fans.The Indian captain tweeted a photo of their ‘varmala’ ceremony and captioned it, “Today we have promised each other to be bound in love for ever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you.This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey.”Today we have promised each other to be bound in love for ever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you.This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey. pic.twitter.com/aobTUwMNAK- Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 11, 2017Anushka Sharma, for the first time, came out and spoke of her relationship with Kohli by tweeting a message of their wedding ceremony with the same message.Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you. This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey. pic.twitter.com/Scobdiqk7ladvertisement- Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) December 11, 2017In the past, Kohli had often said how Anushka had made him a more matured person and has lauded her presence in his life. The two started dating after meeting during the shooting of an advertisement. Kohli, has since been virtually unstoppable.Kohli has hammered 19 ODI hundreds and 17 Test hundreds since 2013. That means 36 of his 52 international hundreds have been scored since the time he met Anushka.The Kohli-Anushka reception in New Delhi is all set to take place on December 21 at the Taj Diplomatic Enclave at 8.30pm. Kohli has been on fire as captain, leading his team to the top of the ICC Test rankings.Kohli had asked for a short break from the limited-overs matches against Sri Lanka and said the packed scheduled over the last two years had taken a toll.After defeating Sri Lanka in the three-match Test series, Virat Kohli asked for a break from international cricket before the challenging South Africa tour starting January 5. “I am not a robot,” he had said on the issue of Indian cricketers playing non-stop cricket.The cricketing fraternity took to Twitter to congratulate the newly-married couple.Congratulations to the lovely couple! God bless???????? @imVkohli @AnushkaSharma https://t.co/VAY7Jy7byV- Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) December 11, 2017Jug jug jeeve eh sohni Jodi ..@imVkohli @AnushkaSharma rab hamesha khush rakhe?????? pic.twitter.com/Xnb3APjpTa- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 11, 2017Wishing @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma all the best in the new innings of their life #viratanushka #congrats- Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) December 11, 2017Happy married life both of you @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma have a wonderful life ahead may god bless u both with lots of happiness- Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) December 11, 2017Congratulations @imVkohli @AnushkaSharma on your wedding. May God Bless you two and give you happiness and a rewarding married life.- Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) December 11, 2017Heartiest congratulations to this lovely pair. Wishing the couple a very happy married life. https://t.co/d1gd5vCkiw- BCCI (@BCCI) December 11, 2017Shaadi Mubarak, @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma May God bless you both with lots of happiness. ??????- Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 11, 2017Congratulations @imVkohli & @AnushkaSharma. Wish you both all the happiness and a long married life! pic.twitter.com/bgD2TPA9dl- Parvinder Awana (@ParvinderAwana) December 11, 2017last_img read more

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first_imgBasler will once again be represented at embedded world in Nuremberg from 26 to 28 February 2019. Basler presents highlights from its portfolio: With new Embedded Vision Kits, Basler expands the variety of supported embedded platforms and offers answers to various customer requirements for different processors and camera interfaces. These development kits and the system software provided by Basler enable customers to easily integrate vision into embedded applications with plug-and-play convenience.In live demonstrations on various topics such as IOT, AI or Face Detection, Basler shows what is possible with Basler products in the field of embedded technology. Basler’s presence at embedded world will be rounded off by presentations at the exhibition’s exhibitor forum and at the embedded world Conference, which will take place at the same time.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules, Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Clientron: multi-display thin client for VDI solutionsNext POLYRACK: case and system applications for individual requirements on showlast_img read more

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first_imgTHE CITY COUNCIL HAS APPROVED BEGINNING NEGOTIATIONS TO PRIVATIZE THE MANAGEMENT OF SIOUX CITY’S EVENTS FACILITIES.THE COUNCIL VOTED 4-0 TO HAVE SPECTRA, A PHILADELPHIA BASED ARENA MANAGEMENT COMPANY, TAKE OVER RUNNING THE TYSON EVENTS CENTER, ORPHEUM THEATER AND CITY CONVENTION CENTER.SEVERAL EMPLOYEES OF THOSE FACILITIES EXPRESSED CONCERN TO THE COUNCIL ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THEIR JOBS AND INSURANCE COVERAGE WHEN SPECTRA TAKES OVER.DINO VEDIN STARTED WORKING FOR THE CITY AT THE OLD AUDITORIUM IN THE 1980’S:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SPECTRA7.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..DEVOTED TO YOU. ;22TOM MCDONNELL, SPECTRA’S DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, SAYS HE WILL MEET WITH THOSE EMPLOYEES TUESDAY AND IN WEEKS AHEAD TO DISCUSS THEIR CONCERNS:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SPECTRA4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……NEXT FEW WEEKS. :11MCDONNELL HOPES TO HAVE SPECTRA RUNNING THE FACILITIES BY EARLY NEXT YEAR.MAYOR BOB SCOTT ABSTAINED FROM VOTING BECAUSE OF HIS OWNERSHIP OF THE SIOUX CITY BANDITS INDOOR FOOTBALL TEAM, BUT HE SYMPATHIZED WITH THE CITY WORKERS:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SPECTRA6.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………AS WELL. :14CITY EVENTS DIRECTOR ERIKA NEWTON SAYS SHE DOESN’T VIEW THE DECISION AS A WIN-LOSE SITUATION FOR HER AND THE EMPLOYEES:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SPECTRA5.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…..DECADES. ;22NEWTON SAYS SHE BELIEVES ANY CURRENT EMPLOYEES WHO WANT TO WORK FOR SPECTRA WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO.last_img read more

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first_imgSouthampton 0 Manchester United 1: Lukaku strikes again in unconvincing victory Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 23:54 23/9/2017 romelu lukaku - cropped Getty Images Manchester United made hard work of beating Southampton, with Romelu Lukaku sealing a 1-0 victory. Romelu Lukaku scored his eighth goal in as many games for Manchester United to seal a 1-0 victory away to Southampton on Saturday.The Belgium international converted a rebound in the first half to give Jose Mourinho’s side a fifth win in six Premier League games and keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the table.It was a largely unconvincing performance from the visitors, who made the most of their one clear-cut opportunity in a comfortable first half and spent the majority of the second on the back foot. 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 Lukaku scored after seeing a header saved by Fraser Forster, prompting a repeat of the controversial chant from the away section in support of the former Everton man, but United created little otherwise in a disjointed display and Mourinho was sent to the stands in the dying minutes.Mauricio Pellegrino’s side enjoyed 70 per cent of the possession in the second half but struggled to find a way through United’s rearguard, underlining the attacking problems of a team who have failed to score in nine of their last 11 home league games.United move on to 16 points, the same as league leaders City, but Mourinho will no doubt want improvement from his side when they travel to Russia to take on CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday. #MUFC games goals for @RomeluLukaku9 pic.twitter.com/vZ6P6Z1A76— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 23, 2017Nathan Redmond flashed a half-volley over as Saints started in encouraging fashion, but United snatched control of the half on 20 minutes.Ashley Young, starting again at left-back, danced his way into space and curled a fine cross onto the head of Lukaku and, although Fraser Forster saved his effort superbly, the Belgian had the simple task of scuffing the rebound into the unguarded net.A large number of United fans celebrated with the controversial chant about Lukaku, despite the player and club asking for them to refrain from singing it this week following a complaint by anti-discrimination body Kick It Out.United looked comfortable as they kept Saints at bay for the remainder of the half, but the home side stepped up their pursuit of an equaliser after the break and Oriol Romeu flashed a shot wide when the visitors failed to clear a corner.Redmond then cut inside from the left and fired in a low shot across goal, forcing David de Gea to save well and gather the rebound away from the lurking Shane Long, before the Republic of Ireland striker was denied a clear run at goal by a strong shoulder charge from Phil Jones that went unpunished.Mourinho responded to the growing pressure by bringing on Ander Herrera in midfield, and United should have snatched a second goal on the break, with Lukaku shooting straight at Forster’s feet after being played in by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.Fellaini cleared a Dusan Tadic header from just in front of the line and the winger dragged a low cross inches past the right-hand post moments later, before Herrera blasted over the crossbar when given time and space to pick his spot on a rare United attack.Saints kept up the pressure in the closing minutes but United held firm for an important –  though far from impressive – three points, even as Mourinho was ordered into the stands in injury time by referee Craig Pawson. Key Opta facts:- Sixteen points from their opening six games is Manchester United’s best start to a Premier League season since 2011-12.- Southampton have failed to score in eight of their last nine home Premier League games, with their 3-2 win against West Ham this season the exception.- Romelu Lukaku has scored six goals in his six Premier League games this season – Louis Saha is the only other player to have scored as many goals in his first six games for United in the competition.- Southampton have lost 11 Premier League games in 2017 – as many as they had lost in 2016, with 15 matches still to play this year. read morelast_img read more

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first_imgAll draws, results, ladders and statistics can also be viewed at the TFA Sporting Pulse website which can be accessed using this link: TFA SPORTING PULSE WEBSITEMens 20’sThe Eagles finished their day by beating the Mets in what was one of the most heated and exciting games of the tournament so far. They will go straight into a semi-final tomorrow against the winner between Suns and Rustlers . Earlier in the day they showed why they are one of the favorites to take out this title, with convincing wins over both Crusaders and Cyclones.The Mets will not be happy with their performance this afternoon. At the 2005 NTL, the Eagles eliminated the favored Mets side in the semi-finals, so they would have been out to beat them this year. Earlier today they had a good win over a deflated ACT.ACT would have to be disappointed after today’s performance. They looked completely different to the team that yesterday held the very talented Sharks team to victory by only two touchdowns.The Suns had a successful day three of competition, with strong wins over the ACT, Hornets and Cyclones. They will be hoping to continue their good form into the finals tomorrow.Rustlers will also be a team to watch tomorrow after they beat Cobras and the Sharks. They will be up against the Suns in the quarter finals tomorrow.Cobras will go straight through to the semis tomorrow and play the winner of the match between Sharks and Mets.Womens 20’s South Queensland Sharks have had their ups and downs during this year’s tournament and the pressure is on for them to perform come semi-finals. They have won the Womens 20’s title for six of the past seven years and tomorrow they will face Southern Suns in their semi-final.In the quarter finals today, Brisbane City Cobras earned their way into a semi-final against the undefeated ACT side who have had great success this tournament.The ACT girls will be hoping to carry their recent success into the final day of competition. Hornets will be disappointed after losing their quarter final to Cobras, they had only one loss during the round games.The Southern Suns girls will be hopeful going into their semi-final against the Sharks tomorrow. They defeated Hornets, 7-2 this morning. Their very own Jessica Absolum is way ahead in the touchdown count, having scored a massive 13 touchdowns so far.Rebels and Barbarians, and Eagles and Crusaders will all play off in Plate semi-finals tomorrow.Mixed OpenThere were a couple of upsets today in this division, with the Cobras defeating the Sharks, 6-3. The Sharks however made a quick recovery defeating Rebels, 13-2 in their final round game this afternoon.The Cobras were obviously confident after their win over the Sharks, they then went on to defeat Barbarians 13-0.The Sydney Scorpions are still in the mix, although they did have a close loss to Sharks, 10-8. They will be up against Cobras in the semi-finals tomorrow.The Suns have had some impressive results throughout the tournament, and today they continued their good form, with a 10-0 win over the Rebels and a 5-0 win over the Cyclones. They will play off in the Plate semi-final tomorrow.The Sydney Mets will go into finals on top of the ladder, after impressive victories over the past few days. They will play the Sharks in a semi-final tomorrow, a replay of the 2005 Grand Final.Womens OpenThe Southern Suns will go into a semi-final match tomorrow against the 2005 Womens Open title holders, the Sydney Mets after a 3-1 win over the Rustlers.The Mets remain undefeated going into their semi-final tomorrow morning.The Barbarians also showed that they are not to be written off just yet. Led by Australian representatives, Bo De La Cruz and Shelley Matcham they will take on South Queensland Sharks for a grand final berth.The Scorpions have improved immensely this tournament and today had a 7-7 draw with the Eagles. They should still remain happy with their performances even after losing to the Cobras earlier today.The ACT Women fought hard today, stealing a win against the Crusaders, 6-5. They will play off against the Cyclones in the Plate semi-final tomorrow.Mens OpenIn front of a packed grand stand, South Queensland Sharks were eventual winners over Queensland Country Rustlers in the quarter finals. They now go up against a confident Sydney Scorpions team tomorrow morning.The Scorpions didn’t have a very good start to their day today. They lost tthe o Suns this morning 5-3 in a top of the pool clash. They restored their confidence this afternoon, with a 13-1 win over the struggling Crusaders.The Brisbane City Cobras definitely made the Southern Suns earn every point in their quarter final. It remained even for most of the game, with Suns eventually winning, 5-4. They will now face an undefeated Sydney Mets team in the semi-finals tomorrow for what promises to be an exciting match.The Rebels will play off against the Cyclones tomorrow in the Mens Plate semi-final and the Hornets will play ACT.Finals day at the 2006 NTL will definitely be one of the closest yet, so be sure to stay tuned for all results and updates.last_img read more

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first_imgSamir Nasri admits that he was in tears thinking his career was over when he was handed an 18-month ban, but is glad he has been given another chance to do “the best job in the world” as West Ham gear up to face his former side Arsenal.Nasri fell foul of football’s anti-doping regulations in 2016 after receiving an intravenous drip designed to ‘keep him hydrated and in top health during his busy soccer season with Sevilla’, but has since been handed a short-term contract with an ambitious Hammers side.A tough trip to the Emirates Stadium lies in wait for West Ham this weekend, a ground at which Nasri spent three years earlier in his career, and the two-time Premier League winner is determined to show his quality in what will be a “crazy” atmosphere. 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? “I’m a guy who, mentally, I’m really strong, but for maybe the first time in my life, I cried about my career because I thought it was over,” Nasri told West Ham’s official website.“I had some really tough moments when I was really down.“But now, coming back to the most competitive league in the world, with a team full of ambition with a manager that I know, and with a stadium like this… Man! It’s the best job in the world!“The competition, the dressing room, and to be back on the pitch, that’s what I was waiting for, for a whole year.Samir Nasri, West Ham“I’m looking forward to the next game, a derby against Arsenal so I’m sure the atmosphere will be even more crazy.”The Premier League is arguably at a level of quality never seen before, with new club owners and lucrative broadcasting rights seeing teams bringing in higher quality players from all over the world.A knock-on effect of that is increased competition for the top spots, but Nasri feels that he has joined a club with all the right ingredients to be one of the best in England.“You choose a club and a project because of the ambition, and I think that West Ham has everything to be one of the biggest clubs,” he said. “This team has a lot of quality which has the potential to finish high up the league.“Just look at some of the names the club has brought in. Felipe Anderson was the new wonderkid when he signed for Lazio, and two or three years ago they were talking about a move to Manchester United.“Jack Wilshere, I know him from when he first came in at Arsenal. He was a wonderkid and he is a special player.“[Andriy] Yarmolenko – same thing. Chicharito – same thing. This squad is full of talent and has the right ingredients for this team to go really high.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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first_img Asian News International DubaiMarch 22, 2019UPDATED: March 22, 2019 11:50 IST Pakistan face Australia in a 5-ODI series ahead of the 2019 ICC World Cup (Reuters Photo)Pakistan are gearing up to take on Australia in the five-match ODI series and Mickey Arthur, the coach of Pakistan has said that the team still has four spots up for grabs for the World Cup.”We designed this series for our players for the simple fact that we want to test our best bench players. We know our major players for the World Cup. After this series, we go to England and we go there with a very settled squad and the roles will be defined. We want to know where the squad stands. We feel that we have done everything possible to be the best possible prepared team for the World Cup”, International Cricket Council quoted Arthur as saying.”For us, it is not so much about Australia, this is about those positions for the World Cup and the opportunity created for a lot of players because, for us, we need to find who our players are for every position. If we could do that out of this series, then it would be good for us”, he added.Pakistan decided to bench their key players for the upcoming series against Australia and the coach believes that the series won’t serve as a good chance for the youngsters to prove themselves.Sarfaraz Ahmed, the captain of Pakistan has also been rested for the series and Shoaib Malik will be leading the side in his absence.”It is a new squad. This is a series of opportunities. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to work out that a few positions are available for the World Cup. There are probably four available. Inzamam-ul-Haq and I have discussed that. So, these young players need to raise their hands up and try to make those places their own. It’s an exciting time going into the World Cup,” Arthur said.advertisementThe coach believes that Australia are a quality opposition and Pakistan cannot afford to take them lightly at any point.”Australia are a fantastic side and they have bubbled away, they have gone through much-publicised crises and they seem to be playing some very good cricket at the moment,” said Arthur.”To win the series [against India] from 0-2 down was a fantastic achievement. They have got some fine players, (Usman) Khawaja is in good nick, Pat Cummins is in good nick. They have some good young guys. I am sure they will rotate their players through the series as they also need their major players firing,” he added.Pakistan would look to change their fortunes in the ODI format and go into the World Cup with winning momentum. Pakistan takes on Australia in the first ODI of the five-match series on Friday, March 22.Also Read | Pakistan decide not to broadcast Indian Premier League 2019 matchesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Mickey ArthurFollow CoachFollow PakistanFollow Pakistan squadFollow 2019 ICC World Cup Four World Cup spots are still up for grabs: Pakistan coach Mickey ArthurMickey Arthur said there are up to four spots left in Pakistan’s 2019 ICC World Cup squad and the young players should do everything to stake their claims.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, said opening up the area can facilitate the extension of port activities. Story Highlights The Government has welcomed the opening of the new Chesterfield Drive extension road for its potential to create jobs and economic activities that spur economic growth.Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, said opening up the area can facilitate the extension of port activities.“I can see future development in and around this area based on the fact that there are vast parcels of land owned both privately and by government,” he said.Mr. Vaz was speaking to journalists following a tour of areas surrounding the Kingston Wharves on December 3.The extension road was commissioned into service on December 2. It was built to bypass Three Miles and a section of Spanish Town Road, where China Harbour Engineering Company (CHECH) is undertaking road development works.The new road runs from the end of Chesterfield Drive, in the Seaview Gardens community, to Marcus Garvey Drive in the vicinity of the Tinson Pen Aerodrome.Meanwhile, Mr. Vaz indicated that drainage cut as a result of the new thoroughfare will need urgent attention as industrial waste from businesses along Spanish Town Road has begun to seep into them.“I am going to instruct the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) to do tests to find who it is (that is responsible) and will serve notice on them. We already have a problem with natural rainfall. Debris around will also be cleared,” he said.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Works Agency (NWA), E.G. Hunter, in his remarks, said since the commissioning, traffic has been flowing steadily on the bypass.He expressed satisfaction at the overall work and assured that clean-up will be done on the periphery of the roadway, so as to not disrupt the flow of traffic.“We’re (also) still doing some last-minute patching… and we promised the community (of Seaview) to do more patching along Seaview Drive to improve their comfort, and that will be completed today (December 3), along with additional road markings. There are some we have to do on Marcus Garvey Drive,” he said.For his part, Head of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB), Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Calvin Allen, said the police will continue to keep close watch over the area.“We know that this corridor will be heavily used, and as a result of that, we’re going to make sure that our presence is here, especially during the morning and evening peak hours, so that people can get to their destination within good time,” he said. The Government has welcomed the opening of the new Chesterfield Drive extension road for its potential to create jobs and economic activities that spur economic growth. “I can see future development in and around this area based on the fact that there are vast parcels of land owned both privately and by government,” he said.last_img read more

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first_imgzoom DRS Technologies, a Finmeccanica Company, announced recently that its Laurel Technologies business unit in Johnstown, PA., has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity five-year contract with a total potential value of up to $22 million for upgrades to the repair station consoles (RSC) on DDG 51-class ships.RSC systems automate and integrate shipboard damage control communications to increase the survivability of battle-damaged ships. Under the contract, DRS will continue to provide RSC-associated training sets, engineering services, support and spare parts. Work will be performed at various ship homeports in the United States as well as overseas and is expected to be completed by September 2018.DRS is a leader in the delivery of high-quality, low-cost display and processing technology products for Naval platforms. For more than 25 years, through its Maritime Systems & Services business unit, the company has provided more than 8,000 consoles and processing racks for a very diverse set of Naval requirements.“DRS is proud the Navy recognizes the quality of our work and products. Our company has provided display consoles and support for the DDG platform over the last several decades and continues to supply all branches of our military with specialty products that supply significant utility and value to numerous mission-critical platforms,” said Patrick Marion, vice president and general manager of the DRS Maritime Systems and Services business unit.DRS, December 5, 2013last_img read more

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first_imgHALIFAX – An internet-famed great white shark is extending his much-watched sojourn in Atlantic Canada, in what one researcher is calling further evidence that Nova Scotia’s waters may be a hot spot in the shark mating scene.The 600 kilogram shark named Hilton has been cruising along the East Coast in recent months, much to the delight of locals who have been charmed by the social media darling’s wry Twitter feed, which boasts more than 17,500 followers.Hilton — who was tagged by the research group Ocearch in South Carolina in March — first surfaced off the coast of Nova Scotia in early August, and the tTitter account set up to chronicle the shark’s movements tweeted about his latest stop in Mahone Bay on Sunday.“Of course I am back in Mahone Bay. I am here for the Father Christmas Festival!” @HiltonTheShark tweeted, along with a Santa Claus emoji.Aside from a few brief detours, Hilton can’t seem to say goodbye to Nova Scotia.Perhaps Hilton is flattered by the warm reception he’s received from Nova Scotians, said Ocearch founder Chris Fischer, but he thinks there may be something else drawing the mature male shark back to the province’s shores.“I believe he’s up there looking for love and has been all fall,” Fischer said in a phone interview from Louisville, Ky. “They should only have one thing on their mind, and that’s making baby sharks.”If Hilton is hoping to woo a sharp-toothed suitor, it seems like he’ll have plenty of fish in the sea to choose from, Fischer said.Based on Ocearch’s findings, shark migration patterns in Nova Scotia’s southern waters are consistent with there being a breeding site in the area, according to Fischer, which could mark an important step towards unravelling the mysterious mating habits of great white sharks.“(Solving) the life-history puzzle of these large sharks is fundamentally important to the future balance of the whole northwest Atlantic,” he said. “It needs to be a U.S.-Canadian effort, because the sharks don’t know where the border is.”Fischer said Ocearch, which is based in the U.S., is hoping to get Ottawa’s permission to launch an expedition in Eastern Canada next fall to scout out potential mating sites in the area.He said Ocearch plans to file its application for a permit with the federal Fisheries Department in coming weeks. Fisheries officials could not immediately be reached for comment on the matter.Fischer said the group is willing to invest between $500,000 and $1 million on the expedition. Ocearch is looking to collaborate with Canadian scientists on the potentially “groundbreaking” research, he said, but hasn’t gotten any bites so far.The proposed multi-year project aims to tag between 20 and 50 sharks in the region, according to Fischer. Tracking juvenile sharks will be key, he said, because their fates will determine the species’ prospects going forward.Large sharks play a vital role in maintaining the balance of marine ecosystems, he said, and even a small upset has the potential to cause a ripple effect that could impact Canada’s eastern waters for generations to come.“As these large sharks go, the system goes,” said Fischer. “Where you live, if it is a mating area, it is a very special place. It is one of the few places in the world that’s fundamentally important to the abundance of the entire region.”If anyone is up to the task of protecting these elusive creatures of the deep, it’s Nova Scotians, Fischer said.“When you look at a community of people up there, they’re obviously so plugged into the ocean,” he said. “For Hilton being a come from away, and to have been welcomed by the people up there, is true leadership that I hope the rest of the world picks up.”He said Hilton could stick around Nova Scotia until late December, and he expects him to return to his old stomping grounds next year.Hilton isn’t the only shark that’s been spotted around Nova Scotia lately.A 300 kilogram great white shark affectionately known as Pumpkin was detected in the Minas Basin in July. A 900 kilogram great white named Lydia, who also has her own Twitter account managed by Ocearch, was spotted around Sable Island in 2013 and 2016.last_img read more

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first_imgAPTN National News Manitoba has declared a state of emergency. After torrential rain ripped through most of the prairies earlier this week Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger is calling on the military for help with flood fighting efforts. APTN’s Shaneen Robinson has the story from Sioux Valley Dakota Nation in western Manitoba.last_img

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200020032012 We are less than one month away from celebrating Brock’s 50th anniversary homecoming weekend—Sept 18-21. Brock alumni from all generations are invited to relive their time at Brock University and reunite with their former classmates at over 20 reunion events happening across campus.Alumni can attend faculty and departmental reunions—such as the Department of History graduates reunion and the Faculty of Education reunion. There are also many class-specific reunions, such as the Silver Badgers and First Graduates reunion, or the Grade 12 Entry Program reunion. Regardless, there will be something for everyone and many stories to share from graduates both new and old.Interested in joining a reunion? Visit our reunions page to attend or volunteer to help plan a new reunion.  Below are just a few of the many groups reconnecting this year. Why not join the fun and relive your best days at Brock!Goodman School of Business: 201220132014Brock University Students’ Union:Brock University Student Assembly-1965Brock University Student Assembly 1967-1968Isaac’s Army 2013Cheerleading1970s1980s2012Men’s Hockey1960s1970-197120122014Swimming1984Brock University Swimming PoolResidence 1980’s1984 DeCew Residence read more

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Deborah McPheeThe Associate Dean of the Goodman School of Business has been recognized as a leader in her field by an organization promotes occupational health and safety and safety management education.Deborah McPhee received the Minerva Education Award of Honour in Toronto last week for her long-standing contributions to advancing health and safety education at Brock.She was selected by the Minerva Canada board of directors, standing out for four case studies presented in competition and for incorporating health and safety in the curriculum at Goodman.Minerva Canada is a not-for-profit organization “dedicated to improving business effectiveness and reducing injuries through safety management education” at colleges and universities with business or engineering programs. read more

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by Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press Posted Jan 23, 2013 11:35 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Beverage industry, NYC lawyers duel over city government’s sugary drink limits NEW YORK, N.Y. – The city defended its groundbreaking size limit on sugary drinks Wednesday as an imperfect but meaningful rein on obesity, while critics said it would hurt small and minority-owned businesses while doing little to help health.The first courtroom arguments in the closely watched case ended without an immediate ruling. Opponents said they planned to ask a judge to delay enforcement during the suit, which has broached questions of racial fairness alongside arguments about government authority and burdens to business.The NAACP’s New York state branch and a network of Hispanic groups have joined a legal effort to block the first-of-its-kind restriction, igniting questions Wednesday about the groups’ ties to the beverage industry.Beverage makers, restaurateurs, minority advocates and other critics told a judge the upcoming 16-ounce limit was a finger-wagging incursion on consumer choice, rife with inconsistencies that would cost a hot dog vendor business while still allowing New Yorkers to buy belly-buster sodas at the chain convenience store next to him. Opponents’ lawyers called it “ham-handed,” ”grossly unfair” and just “plain silly.”“New Yorkers do not want to be told what to drink,” attorney James Brandt said.City lawyers acknowledged the rule’s limitations. It doesn’t apply to all high-calorie drinks or all places that sell them, largely because of the city can regulate only some establishments. But it’s still a reasonable and needed move to take on the city’s growing weight problem and the diseases linked to it, they said.“While this may not be a silver bullet that will cure the obesity epidemic, it’s rational … (and) one step that can be taken,” said the city Health Department’s chief lawyer, Thomas Merrill.The suit, filed by the American Beverage Association and others, seeks to block the restriction, set to take effect March 12. With no immediate ruling Wednesday, opponents said they planned to ask state Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling to put it on hold until the case is decided. The city will oppose such a move, Merrill said after the hearing.The latest in a line of healthy-eating initiatives during Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, the beverage rule bars restaurants and many other eateries from selling high-sugar drinks in cups or containers bigger than 16 ounces. Violations could bring $200 fines; the city doesn’t plan to start seeking those until June.In explaining the cola crackdown, officials cite the city’s rising obesity rate — about 24 per cent of adults, up from 18 per cent in 2002 — and point to studies linking sugary drinks to weight gain. Care for obesity-related illnesses costs more than $4.7 billion a year citywide, and government programs pay about 60 per cent of that, according to city Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley.Opponents portray the regulation as government nagging that scapegoats sugary drinks for a multifaceted fat problem, and they say the restriction is unfairly narrow.Unsweetened juice and milk-based drinks are excluded; health officials say they have nutritional value. The regulation also doesn’t cover alcoholic drinks or sales at supermarkets and many convenience stores — among them 7-Eleven, home of the Big Gulp — because they aren’t subject to city health rules.The NAACP and the Hispanic Federation, an organization of 100 Northeastern groups, say their concern is that minority-owned delis and corner stores will end up at a disadvantage compared with grocery chains.It’s a complaint voiced behind deli counters in heavily Hispanic East Harlem, where managers such as Yolanda Peralta see the restriction as inequitable.“We’re paying taxes like every other store. … We should have the same rights that everybody else,” Peralta said Wednesday.But others questioned the advocacy groups’ links to the soda companies whose fight they’ve joined. Among the ties:— Coca-Cola announced last month it was giving a $100,000 grant to the national NAACP to support a healthy-lifestyles program— PepsiCo gave the group more than $10,000 in 2010, according to the soda maker’s website.— Former Hispanic Federation President Lillian Rodriguez Lopez left for a job at Coca-Cola in in February.— The groups were represented Wednesday by a firm that also has represented Coca-Cola. The firm, King & Spalding, is representing the advocacy groups for free, lawyer Ann M. Cook said.Given that obesity rates are higher than average among blacks and Hispanics, the NAACP should refuse soda makers’ money and “reevaluate the position the group is taking in New York City,” Michael F. Jacobson, the executive director of the nutrition advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest, said in a statement Wednesday.He and Stan Glantz, director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco, noted that tobacco companies’ established relationship with African-American leadership organizations in decades past.The strategy in the soda fight is “straight out of tobacco,” Glantz said.Hazel Dukes, the NAACP’s New York president, bristled at the idea that the nearly 104-year-old group was swayed by the soda industry’s support.“No one buys the NAACP,” she said in a telephone interview, noting that foundations also have contributed to the organization’s obesity-fighting initiatives.Soda makers’ money “is not the issue here,” she said. “The issue is fairness.”The Hispanic Federation’s current president, Jose Calderon, didn’t immediately return calls Tuesday and Wednesday.Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. declined to comment on Wednesday and Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. referred questions to the American Beverage Association.The regulation’s critics also argue that the first-of-its-kind restriction should have gone before the elected City Council instead of being approved by the Bloomberg-appointed Board of Health, a view echoed Wednesday by a lawyer for nine of the 51 council members. The city says the board of doctors and other health professionals had both the authority and expertise to make the decision.During Bloomberg’s 11-year tenure, the city also has made chain restaurants post calorie counts on their menus and barred artificial trans fats in French fries and other restaurant food.___Associated Press writer Deepti Hajela, food industry writer Candice Choi and medical writer Mike Stobbe contributed to this report.___Follow Jennifer Peltz at http://twitter.com/jennpeltz read more

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SASKATOON – Cameco Corp. (TSX:CCO) is reporting an 83 per cent drop in net earnings in its fourth quarter, largely due to a $168 million write-down on its Kintyre project in Australia and lower profits from its uranium business.The Saskatoon-based company reported revenues of $958 million for the period ended Dec. 31, down just one per cent from $971 million in the year earlier period.Still, the write-down and downward pressure on uranium prices saw net earnings for the quarter come in at $45 million, or 11 cents per diluted share, a steep drop from $265 million, or 67 cents per diluted share, in the year earlier period.The uranium producer, however, delivered a solid beat on analysts expectations on both revenue and adjusted earnings.According to a Thomson Reuters poll, analysts were expecting revenue of $820.8 million for the quarter and adjusted earnings per share of 41 cents.Cameco handed in an adjusted EPS of 60 cents.“2012 was a busy and challenging year; but we again delivered solid results,” president and CEO Tim Gitzel said in a release.“Our focus in 2013 will be on execution and reducing costs without compromising on our values.”For the full year, Cameco posted $2.32 billion in revenues, slightly lower than $2.38 billion in 2011. Net and adjusted earnings were $266 million and $447 million, respectively, sharply down from $450 million and $509 million year-over-year.The $168 million write-down of the carrying value of its interest in Kintyre was due to several factors, the company said.“Due to the weakening of the uranium market since the asset was purchased in 2008, no increase in mineral resources in 2012 and the decision not to proceed with the feasibility study, we concluded it was appropriate to recognize an impairment charge for this asset,” it said.“Kintyre remains an important asset in our portfolio.”Cameco said the uranium market saw little improvement in 2012 over the year earlier, when demand for uranium fell off following the nuclear disaster in Japan, but added the long-term outlook remains positive.“Nuclear remains an important part of the global energy mix and it is clear that new uranium supply will be needed.”The company, which is one of the world’s largest uranium producers with mines, mills and conversion plants in Canada, the United States and abroad, says it will look at international markets like China and Japan for demand.But it pointed out that there is “uncertainty” in the markets as new mine projects are being delayed or cancelled.“Cameco remains committed to nuclear energy,” said Gitzel. “We see a great opportunity to grow our business and build value for shareholders and are working to realize it.”In December, Cameco announced that it had completed a US$430-million deal to buy one of Australia’s largest undeveloped uranium deposits from BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE:BHP).Shares in Cameco, which reported after markets closed Friday, ended the day up five cents to $21.71 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 8, 2013 9:09 pm MDT Cameco takes $168M write down on Kintrye project, Q4 profits down 83 per cent AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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BMW (GB) Ltd is to build a new state-of-the-art residential training centre to accommodate all its technical and non-technical training.The £17m centre is an addition to the £11.3m investment in training and development made last year and will help increase the number of employees throughout the BMW dealer network from 9,000 to 11,000. The equivalent of £1,100 per employee has seen employee retention rates hit a record 95 per cent, 45 per cent better than the industry average.By 2010, BMW dealership employees will go through 60,000 man days of training or personal development. Most of this will take place at the new centre, set to be operational in 2006. It will further boost the reputation of BMW’s in-house training and development which was awarded UK Skills Beacon status earlier this year.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The most anticipated Copa Libertadores final in years might not be decided on the pitch.The disciplinary committee of South American soccer body CONMEBOL will decide on Tuesday whether to disqualify River Plate, force the second leg with archrival Boca Juniors to be played behind closed doors, or transfer the match to a neutral stadium. The first leg was drawn 2-2.River fans attacked the Boca team bus near River’s stadium on Saturday, pelting it with rocks, bottles and wood, and shattering windows. Several players were injured, and had trouble breathing because of tear gas and pepper spray used by police to quell the fan violence.CONMEBOL postponed the final from Saturday to Sunday, then postponed it on Sunday indefinitely when it was obvious the Boca team was in no fit state to play what Argentines have been hyping as “the final of the century.”The fate of the South American club title now rests with administrators.History doesn’t favour River.In 2015, CONMEBOL disqualified Boca in the round of 16 after River players were attacked with pepper spray on the pitch of Boca’s La Bombonera stadium.“Any sanction different from the one applied to Boca would bring a clear and unfair discrepancy,” Boca wrote to CONMEBOL on Monday.Boca has threatened to take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport if River is not sanctioned.River President Rodolfo D*Onofrio said his club can’t be blamed for public security breaches, and accused his Boca counterpart Daniel Angelici of breaking his word after promising to play.The chaotic final is a blow to CONMEBOL amid its attempt to clean up after several of its top executives were caught in corruption scandals, some associated with Copa Libertadores broadcasting rights. President Alejandro Dominguez says he wants to make the soccer body more transparent and open the Copa to teams from other confederations.But this Copa has been mired by controversial decisions.River coach Marcelo Gallardo was suspended before the second leg of the semifinal against Brazil’s Gremio because of his team’s constant late return to the field after halftime. But he defied the ban and was in River’s dressing room in Porto Alegre. The Brazilian club wanted sanctions against River but CONMEBOL only extended Galllardo’s ban to the two final matches.River’s local rival, Racing, also complained about the illegal inclusion of midfielder Bruno Zuculini in their round-of-16 match. CONMEBOL said the complaint arrived too late.In a similar incident at the same stage of the tournament, Argentina’s Independiente was declared a default winner by 3-0 in the first leg against Santos because the Brazilian side fielded suspended midfielder Carlos Sanchez.CONMEBOL also annulled a decision made on the pitch. Brazilian defender Dede of Cruzeiro was shockingly sent off in the first leg of the quarterfinal against Boca after an accidental collision witht goalkeeper Esteban Andrada. Dede was allowed to play in the second leg.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsDebora Rey, The Associated Press read more

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first_imgWorking in collaboration with the Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO) – an industry group that promotes best practice in mineral reporting standards – Russia’s State Commission on Mineral Reserves (GKZ) plans to make it easier for prospective investors and financiers to evaluate mining projects in that country. Signing the guidelines on alignment of Russian mineral reporting standards and the CRIRSCO template in late September with GKZ director-general Yuri Podturkin, CRIRSCO chairman Roger Dixon said this was a milestone for the global minerals sector, given the significance of Russia as a mining power. “This process will help open doors to project financing from across the world’s stock exchanges, and will give a well-deserved boost to Russian minerals exploration and mining,” said Dixon.“One of the main differences that has separated the CRIRSCO standards and those used by GKZ is the requirement in most mining countries that a resource definition includes a reasonable expectation of economic extraction, with the emphasis on economic – which is to say, economically viable,” said Dixon. “This is one of the issues that the working group had to deal with when drawing up the guidelines.”The new guidelines include indicative matching of Russian and CRIRSCO resource categories, and procedures for obtaining CRIRSCO reserves estimates, as well as underlining the definition of the role of the ‘competent person’ in the reporting process.This set of guidelines is an important first step in simplifying the process of listing Russian projects in international investment markets; the next step will lead to the development of a new Russian reporting standard aligned with the CRIRSCO template – and full independent Russian membership of CRIRSCO.Currently, many Russian geologists report their results under international standards through their membership of the European Federation of Geologists, in turn recognised as a professional association by all CRIRSCO member organisations and stock exchange authorities in those countries.Dixon said the signing of a new protocol of intentions in Moscow will pave the way for a joint CRIRSCO/GKZ working group to develop a parallel code, fully aligned with the CRIRSCO template. The intention is that this new standard will operate in parallel with the current Russian national minerals reporting system and will be used for reporting by Russian companies on stock markets in Russia and worldwide.The CRIRSCO template for international reporting of mineral resources and reserves has evolved from many years of consultation between most of the world’s mineral producing countries. “It can provide the template as guidance for any country wishing to adopt its own CRIRSCO-style reporting standard as a stepping stone to accessing global capital markets,” said Dixon.CRIRSCO is a strategic partner of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).The guideline document is now published and available on the websites of CRIRSCO (http://www.crirsco.com/), PERC (http://www.perc.co/) and GKZ (http://www.gkz-rf.ru/ ).last_img read more

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first_img Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO 98 Comments Leinster without McFadden for run-in after six-week ban for headbutt Fergus McFadden’s hopes of working his way into a World Cup squad are also dented as the suspension will run to late August. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Sean Farrell Short URL McFadden arrives at kingspan Stadium ahead of Saturday’s loss to Ulster. Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO Share9 Tweet Email Subscribecenter_img Thursday 2 May 2019, 8:20 PM McFadden arrives at kingspan Stadium ahead of Saturday’s loss to Ulster. 28,926 Views Updated May 2nd 2019, 8:20 PM LEINSTER WING FERGUS McFadden has been hit with a six-week ban by a disciplinary committee for a headbutt on Ulster’s Sean Reidy during last weekend’s loss away to Ulster.To account for ‘meaningful matches’ the six-week suspension will keep McFadden sidelined until 25 August, meaning he will miss Leinster’s Heineken Champions Cup final, the Pro14 semi-final and a possible final. Plus he is now ineligible for Ireland’s opening two World Cup warm-up fixtures in August.McFadden, who scored later in Saturday’s match, was cited under Law 9.12 for the 13th minute incident which ended Reidy’s involvement in the game.Today’s disciplinary panel, which McFadden joined by video conference, found the offence to merit a mid-range entry-point sanction of 10 weeks.”I’m alright, but I got a headbutt in the face!”Ulster No 8 Sean Reidy is unhappy with referee George Clancy’s decison not to show a card to Leinster’s Fergus McFadden following an inconclusive TMO. #ULSvLEI #GuinnessPRO14 pic.twitter.com/ElGghjpnJA— eir Sport (@eirSport) April 27, 2019Roddy MacLeod, Frank Hadden and Beth Dickens overseen the hearing and took account of mitigating factors before reducing the suspension from 10 to six weeks.Gavan Casey and Murray Kinsella are joined by Andy Dunne to discuss all the week’s rugby news.: https://the42.ie/4617508 Source: The42 Rugby Weekly/SoundCloudSubscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: May 2nd 2019, 5:59 PM last_img read more

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first_img352 millions d’ordinateurs vendus dans le monde cette annéeUne étude du cabinet Gartner, publiée aujourd’hui, estime que les ventes mondiales d’ordinateurs vont croître de 14,3% en 2010 pour dépasser les 352 millions d’unités vendues. Une hausse de 14,3% des ventes mondiales d’ordinateurs personnels pour 2010, soit 352 millions d’unités. Le chiffre paraît énorme, surtout si l’on prend en compte la concurrence des smartphones et des tablettes tactiles. Mais justement, le cabinet Gartner a vu ses prévisions à la baisse. En septembre elle tablait sur une hausse de 17,9 %.Le directeur de recherches chez Gartner, Ranjit Atwal, explique dans un communiqué avoir pris en compte “l’intérêt grandissant des utilisateurs des tablettes comme l’iPad”.Le marché des PC va subir cet impact, selon l’institut. Les tablettes ne seraient plus “des compléments, mais des substituts” des ordinateurs, ajoute Raphael Vasquez, analyste chez Gartner, rapporté par l’AFP.Selon les chiffres du cabinet, 10% de la valeur du marché des ordinateurs personnels pourraient être déplacés sur les tablettes d’ici 2014. Les marchés émergents devraient cependant continuer de s’équiper en PC, et représenter “plus de 50% de ce marché d’ici fin 2011”.Pour l’année prochaine, l’étude prévoit 409 millions d’ordinateurs vendus, soit “une augmentation de 15,9% par rapport à 2010”. Le 29 novembre 2010 à 16:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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