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Panaji: The Goa Health Services have intensified fever surveillance and other precautionary measures in areas near North Goa’s border, adjacent to Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg district, following rise in deaths due to Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) or monkey fever, particularly in Banda town of the district.Dr. Utkarsha Betkikar, an Epidermiologist with Goa Health Services, said nine deaths have been reported in Sindhudurg as of now. On Monday evening, he said some KFD cases from Banda, which is adjacent to Pernem (North Goa border), had been admitted at the State-owned Goa Medical College (GMC) Hospital in Bambolim for treatment.He said the patients had to be admitted to the GMC as a tertiary care facility was not available to them, other than the State-owned Goa North District Hospital in Mapusa or the GMC.For Goa, he said, all precautionary measures are in place. “Fever surveillance is on in villages near Goa’s border adjacent to Banda. Tests are being conducted constantly and no [KFD] cases have been detected so far. Health authorities are also conducting tests at North Goa’s Valpoi taluk.” He added that the vaccination programme has been going on for quite some time.Health service authorities said the State has not recorded any deaths due to KDF since last year.
Round 1: Horn pushes the offense View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LATEST STORIES Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games What ‘missteps’? Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, left, and Jeff Horn of Australia fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. APJeff Horn uses that jab to keep his distance against Manny Pacquiao and the Filipino tries to use his jab to get closer.Horn throws head shots after Pacquiao clinched.ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pacquiao ducks that right straight and lands a quick body shot on Horn.Overall, Pacquiao looks sluggish against an aggressive Horn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAnd Pacquiao clips with the left hand.
PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Nevertheless, Pera made it clear how much Gasol has meant to the club.“Marc has been a dedicated teammate, star player and pillar of this team for the past 11 seasons,” Pera said in a statement. “He plays with a heart and a passion for the game that helped carry this franchise to seven straight playoff appearances.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“But what Marc has done for this organization is about more than just basketball. He was a part of a core group of players that helped shape the identity of this franchise on and off the court and were embraced by the city of Memphis.”Pera thanked Gasol for “his blood, sweat and dedication to the Grizzlies and Memphis. The impact he has had on this team and the city will live on, and we look forward to one day welcoming him back home to Memphis where his No. 33 jersey will hang in the rafters”. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks win 6th straight, outplay Luka Doncic, Mavs MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The Raptors, 40-16, are 1.5 games behind Milwaukee for the top record in the Eastern Conference while the Grizzlies, 22-34, have the second-worst record in the Western Conference, eight games behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the last playoff spot.Gasol, a three-time NBA All-Star and 2013 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, helped Spain to two Eurobasket titles and two Olympic silver medals in 2008 and 2012.Gasol has career averages of 15.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.5 blocked shots a game for the Grizzlies.Gasol’s older brother Pau is a two-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers who played for the Grizzlies from 2001-2008.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Marc Gasol #33 of the Memphis Grizzlies plays the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on December 10, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFPMarc Gasol’s No. 33 jersey will be retired by the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, team owner Robert Pera said Friday, a day after trading the Spanish center to the Toronto Raptors.The 34-year-old Spanish 7-footer (2.16m) has played for the Grizzlies since making his 2008 NBA debut but was moved to the contending Raptors at Thursday’s league trade deadline.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison, is calling for effective partnerships by all stakeholders, in addressing the issues affecting the nation’s children.“The state of our nation’s children demands that it’s all hands on deck… There is no simple solution. There is no one individual or organization that is the repository of all the answers,” she said.“There must be a recognition therefore that we all have to pool our mental resources, be willing to learn from each other and highlight and embrace the best practices garnered along the way,” Mrs. Gordon Harrison added.The Children’s Advocate was speaking at a swearing-in ceremony for 53 new Justices of the Peace (JPs) for the parish of Kingston, held at the Leslie Ridout Hall, Kingston Bookshop Limited, in downtown Kingston, on April 30.[RELATED: Newly Appointed JPs Called to be Standard Bearers]She emphasised that the Government, civil society, various organizations and community members have critical roles to play in protecting the nation’s children.“The old adage, ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, rings true to this very day, even though we seem to have departed from that approach to child rearing. Each of us in our insular world and our realities as we would wish them to be, continue with business as usual when we sometimes learn of questionable circumstances which may negatively affect a child,” the Advocate said.“The fact is that if as individuals we are not willing to stand up and be counted, all the laws, policies and institutional frameworks that may be put in place, are quite worthless. Systems need the co-operation of people to make them work effectively,” she emphasised.Mrs. Gordon Harrison said the nation’s children are affected by all types of violence and are featured as both victims/witnesses and as perpetrators.She noted that some of the abuses children are exposed to are: sexual and other types of physical abuse, emotional abuse, child labour, neglect, and deemed to be in need of care and protection.The Advocate said that children who are neglected and those reported as being in need of care and protection account for the majority of cases, and informed that for 2012, 4,428 children were reported to be neglected, while 3,040 were in need of care and protection.“This points to an issue of parenting, insufficient or lax supervision and a degradation of good sound values and morals and positive attitudes towards our children. The time has come for social re-engineering, a collective consciousness that we must re-tool and equip our parents and communities with the necessary resources to deal with the task of child rearing as a priority, and as their most important job,” she argued.She said the figures reveal that the variety of issues touch and affect children in all parishes and the types of abuses are quite expansive.Mrs. Gordon Harrison said in 2011, a total of 6,675 children were reported as being abused, adding that the figure increased to 7,185 in 2012.“Of the total for 2012, some 4,204 were girls and 2,890 were boys. Girls continue to suffer more abuses, but quite a few boys are impacted as well,” she pointed out.With the new members in place, there are approximately 700 Justices of the Peace serving the parish of Kingston.Training was carried out over three to six weeks by Judge, Sonia Bertram Linton, Q.C., in conjunction with the Justice Training Institute.By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter
To mark the 2013 United Nations International Day of the Girl, today, Oct. 11, Nova Scotia has launched the new edition of its educational resource, Guide for Girls. The guide helps raise awareness of the rights of girls and the unique challenges they face every day. It is part of efforts to address bullying and cyberbullying behaviour. The guide, produced by the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, is for girls between the ages of 12 to 15, and provides information on real-life issues and life experiences they may face in all aspects of life, including girl empowerment, healthy relationships, educational and vocational aspirations, community engagement and celebrating diversity. It is interactive so girls can explore and reflect on their own situations. “Commemorating International Day of the Girl is an opportunity to raise awareness about the issues and initiatives that are important for girls, with girls,” said Stephanie MacInnis Langley, executive director of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. “The guide complements the global theme of Innovating for Girls’ Education. It’s a resource that girls can relate to. It covers real issues and situations that girls face every day.” Guide for Girls, 3rd edition, represents a major update from the 2nd edition, published in 2008. The new guide was a collaborative project, with input from over 50 government and community groups. Mavis Suh, Information and Referral Program co-ordinator, African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes was involved with the revision of the guide and is quite happy with the result. “As a community worker with immigrants of African descent, I really appreciated the message in the guide that diversity is the beauty that makes each of us unique. For people of different cultures, the guide is inclusive and I feel that it speaks to girls from all cultural backgrounds.” This edition was designed with assistance from Nova Scotia Community College first-year graphic design students. “Working on the Guide for Girls was a creative, fun, and rewarding project”, said Tara Andrews, a member of the student team. “It makes me proud to know that my work will help positively influence and encourage young girls to reach for their dreams for years to come.” The guide also introduces its readers to some of the resources, services and programs available in communities, and highlights traditional and non-traditional careers for women. For more information on the International Day of the Girl and to download an English copy of Guide for Girls, 3rd edition, visit www.women.gov.ns.ca/ . A French version of the guide will be available in the coming months.
OTTAWA – A quick look at December employment (previous month in brackets):Unemployment rate: 5.7 per cent (5.9)Employment rate: 62.0 per cent (61.8)Labour force participation rate: 65.8 per cent (65.7)Number unemployed: 1,130,400 (1,156,500)Number working: 18,647,500 (18,568,900)Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 10.3 per cent (10.8)Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.2 per cent (5.3)Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 4.8 per cent (4.8)
As the United Nations system gears up to celebrate 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered an impassioned plea today to the world community to eradicate racism once and for all. “The international community cannot accept that whole communities are marginalized because of the colour of their skin,” he told an event at UN Headquarters in New York to launch the Year. “People of African descent are among those most affected by racism. Too often, they face denial of basic rights such as access to quality health services and education. Such fundamental wrongs have a long and terrible history. “The international community has affirmed that the transatlantic slave trade was an appalling tragedy not only because of its barbarism but also because of its magnitude, organized nature and negation of the essential humanity of the victims. “Even today, Africans and people of African descent continue to suffer the consequences of these acts,” he added, calling for their full integration into social, economic and political life and at all levels of decision-making. The General Assembly proclaimed the Year in December 2009 in a resolution citing the need to strengthen national actions and regional and international cooperation to ensure that people of African descent fully enjoy economic, cultural, social, civil and political rights, to advance their integration into all political, economic, social and cultural aspects of society, and to promote a greater knowledge of and respect for their diverse heritage and culture. “As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms, ‘all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights,’” Mr. Ban said. “If we are to make those words real, then we must eradicate racism once and for all. The success of the International Year requires concerted efforts across the United Nations system and at the regional and national levels, with the widest possible engagement and participation.”Also addressing the event was the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonovic, who said the International Year offers a unique opportunity to redouble efforts to fight racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance that affect Afro-descendents in all parts of the world.“The International Year must become a milestone in the ongoing campaign to advance the rights of people of African descent and it deserves to be accompanied by activities that fire the imagination, enhance our understanding of the situation of people of African descent and are a catalyst for real and positive change in the daily lives of the millions of Afro-descendents around the world,” he told the gathering. 10 December 2010As the United Nations system gears up to celebrate 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered an impassioned plea today to the world community to eradicate racism once and for all.
Sprint buys majority control of Clearwire for $100M as follow-up to Softbank deal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Flush with the promise of cash from a Japanese investor, Sprint Nextel Corp. on Thursday said that it’s buying out the founder of Clearwire Corp. to gain majority control of the wireless network operator.Sprint said in a regulatory filing that it will pay wireless pioneer Craig McCaw and his holding company $100 million for a 5 per cent stake in Clearwire, pushing Sprint’s voting stake in the Bellevue, Wash., company to 53 per cent.Clearwire has the right to use a large chunk of the nation’s airwaves, but lacks the money to renovate and expand its network. Sprint has been struggling financially too, and hasn’t been in a position to invest in Clearwire. That changed with Monday’s announcement that Japanese cellphone company Softbank Corp. will buy 70 per cent of Sprint for $20.1 billion.Clearwire shares fell 16 cents, or 7 per cent, to $2.10 in pre-market trading Thursday. They have already nearly doubled in price on speculation that the Softbank deal means Sprint will buy Clearwire outright.Sprint shares rose 3 cents to $5.76 in premarket dealings.Sprint and Clearwire have a hot-and-cold relationship. Sprint rolled part of its own operations into Clearwire in 2008, gaining a stake of just over 50 per cent. But Clearwire’s weak financials threatened to drag Sprint down with it, and Sprint reduced its stake to less than 50 per cent.Overland Park, Kan.-based Sprint is also Clearwire’s largest customer, buying wholesale access to its network and reselling it as “Sprint 4G.” But Sprint is also building its own 4G network, and has shown little interest in supporting Clearwire for the long term. by News Staff Posted Nov 2, 2012 6:28 am MDT
In January, Security Council sanctions previously imposed on Iran through resolution 2231 (2015) were terminated following the release of a report by inspectors from the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The report confirmed the country had completed necessary preparatory steps to start the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action aimed at resolving the nuclear issue. “In that resolution, the Secretary-General notes, the Council called upon Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology,” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.“The Secretary-General also notes that it is for the Security Council to examine information regarding resolution 2231 (2015),” it added, noting that the UN chief urges all concerned to act with restraint.
Mr. Haysom will succeed Haile Menkerios of South Africa, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedication and commitment.A lawyer with a long international career focused on democratic governance, constitutional and electoral reforms, Mr. Haysom was and he remains for a few more weeks, the Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) where he has served since 2014 as Head and Deputy from 2012 to 2014. A UN spokesperson also announced that replacing Mr. Haysom as Special Representative in Afghanistan will be Tadamichi Yamamoto of Japan. Mr. Yamamoto has served as Deputy Special Representative in Afghanistan since 2014. Prior to working with the United Nations, Mr. Yamamoto has held several positions in the Japanese Foreign Ministry.In turn, the new Deputy Special Representative in Afghanistan will be Pernille Dahler Kardel of Denmark. Ms. Kardel brings twenty-five years of experience in diplomacy, political affairs, international cooperation and economic development, spanning several continents. Most recently she served as Ambassador of Denmark to the Egypt.
Nearly everyone in the world of college football is aware of the impending suspensions of star offensive players Terrelle Pryor and Dan Herron on the Ohio State football team. However, the defense, which was ranked No. 2 in total defense last season, must replace seven starters for the upcoming season. Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward is expected to be drafted at the end of the first round in this month’s NFL draft, and the Buckeyes must also replace starting cornerbacks Chimdi Chekwa and Devon Torrence. With all new starters and just a week left before the Spring Game, the defense dominated the OSU offense in Saturday’s scrimmage, forcing five turnovers and not allowing a single touchdown. Although the offense struggled, junior defensive lineman John Simon said he is not worried about its performance when the season begins. “We see them in practice every day, and we know the offense is very good,” Simon said. “I just think all week we’ve focused on relaxing a little bit and just playing together, and I think it paid off.” Simon said losing Heyward is a huge loss for the defense, but he has been encouraged by its performance this spring. “Seeing a lot of the young guys improve and get better every day and just seeing the excitement even though we aren’t working toward a big game or anything,” Simon said. “Just seeing the excitement and passion we have.” During Saturday’s scrimmage, the defense was on target. After sophomore Dorian Bell recovered a fumble by redshirt freshman wide receiver Verlon Reed, he was hit hard by freshman quarterback Braxton Miller to end the play. The defensive players and coaches on the sideline were joking with, and yelling at, Bell, something Simon said is important for a defense. “We were having a good time,” Simon said. “That’s the way defense should be: Just let loose and have fun.” Junior defensive back Travis Howard has been impressive this spring, making big plays at the cornerback position, and he said his experience behind Chekwa and Torrence at the end of last season helped his progress in spring practice. “It helped tremendously,” Howard said. “I feel like I knew a lot, and I feel like I had a lot of experience. So, coming into this spring my confidence level just went up, and it allowed me to make a lot of plays this year.” Junior defensive back Orhian Johnson, a returning starter for the Buckeye defense, said he has seen a lot of promise from Howard this spring. “I believe that he is one of our next corners,” he said. “If he keeps on the path, he could be one of the next great corners out of here.” As a returning starter, Johnson has become a leader for the young Buckeye defense. “I’ve been really trying to just go out there and make sure I can help out in any way necessary that the defense needs me,” Johnson said, “whether it be being vocal and telling someone something, or stepping in and making a play.” Although the defense was impressive, Simon said there is still room for improvement before Saturday’s Spring Game. “We’ve got to clean up a lot of stuff,” Simon said. “We’re gonna watch the tape, and then I’m sure as long as everyone does their one-eleventh, we’ll be all right.” Johnson agreed. “I hope we have no more injuries, and we just need to keep doing what we’ve been doing,” Johnson said, “keep learning and keep getting better.” Coach Jim Tressel, DeVier Posey, Mike Adams and Solomon Thomas join Pryor and Herron on the five game suspension of the upcoming season.
“What we’re now seeing is people doing the same on some of these really popular series. What they’re really worried about is that somebody’s going to tell them what’s happened in their favourite series before they get a chance to watch the next episode.” Increasingly, watching TV is a solo activity. People see it as a way of me-time, downtime, during the day and at the end of the day.Lindsay Fussell, Ofcom consumer group director The concept of family viewing is alive and well, a survey has found, except each member of the family is watching a different programme on a separate screen.One-third of people say members of their household sit together as a family in the same room to watch their favourite shows.But while parents watch something on television, one child might be streaming a show on a laptop and another with headphones plugged in to their mobile phone.The transformation of family viewing is detailed in Ofcom’s annual report, which noted that there is “general acceptance of this behaviour” among adults and children. The regulator dubbed the country ‘box set Britain’, with people able to ‘binge-watch” series via catch-up services.Four-fifths of those surveyed said they watch back-to-back episodes of a programme, with one-third admitting they do so even though it means staying up too late and feeling tired.Lindsay Fussell, Ofcom consumer group director, said: “Increasingly, watching TV is a solo activity. People see it as a way of me-time, downtime, during the day and at the end of the day.”For younger viewers, binge-watching is driven by the fear of seeing “spoilers” on social media.Lindsey Fussell, Ofcom consumer group director, said: “I can remember some years ago people trying to avoid finding out a football result before they got home. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
…the watchmen?One problematic of democracy has been when giving ultimate power to any person or group of persons or institution has been the worry that they’ll then abuse that power, unrestrained by any control. During antiquity, it was expressed in the Latin phrase, Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? – Who will watch the watchmen??In the bitter battle over in the US for their Senate to confirm Kavanaugh as a Justice of their Supreme Court, both sides knew exactly what was going on: President Trump was “packing the court”. Meaning, he was pushing a nominee whose record on judicial decisions was solidly “conservative” and “right wing” – like Trump – and expected the Republican-dominated Senate to go along with the like-minded Justice.He wasn’t proven wrong!! And the US Supreme Court now has a built-in majority of conservative Justices who’re expected to promote the ideological bent of Trump on issues that’ll be coming before them. Now while all Presidents who preceded Trump wanted to have Justices of their apex court sharing their orientation, the “packing” was never done so blatantly and in a country that was so divided ideologically. The danger lies in the fact that in the US, the Supreme Court ends up pretty much creating most of the law on social issues – through sometimes rather creative methods. For instance, their famous “right to privacy” was discerned by one Supreme Court in “the penumbra of the Bill of Rights”!! Who will now watch the watchmen??Trump himself exemplifies the cleavage of a right-wing upsurge against the Liberal paradigm that had dominated in the US for decades. One issue that will prove to be a lightning rod has been what the liberals had described as “the right of a woman over her body” as decided by the Supreme Court in the case of Roe v Wade in 1973. Women from then were able to legally have abortions until the foetus was “viable”. Conservatives oppose this position vehemently, stressing, “the right to life of the child” and thus opposing abortions. The division is summarised as “pro-choice vs pro-life”, but extends into almost every facet of life – political, social, economic. Kavanaugh’s confirmation, therefore, presages a seismic shift in US social positions.But while we’ve all been transfixed on the fight over US Supreme Court Judicial appointments, very few Guyanese have been commenting on President Granger’s determined effort to unilaterally appoint our top judicial officer – the Chancellor. Granger’s attack dog, Basil Williams, hounded Justice Carl Singh from the office and now has sidestepped his own acting appoint who was bumped up.He wants an ex-GDF squaddie turned Judge to fill the spot. “Packing” doesn’t get more blatant than that!! …coastal agri?Guyanese can’t complain that the PNC didn’t tell them about their plans for agriculture. Since it was dominated on the coast by supporters of the PPP, in their manifesto they announced they were pushing “hinterland agriculture”. And we know supporters of the PPP are notoriously tied to their homes and family and aren’t about to relocate to the “bush”! After facilitating the movement of THEIR supporters to those locales, the PNC mightn’t even NEED gerrymandering!!Agri Minister Holder just announced he’s setting up “agricultural stations” in interior locations to provide seedlings, etc, for a host of crops. Expect other goodies to follow – like back in the “co-op” days to make the “small (PNC) man into the real man”!! But that wasn’t their entire plan to kill coastal agri – Candidate Granger had announced he’d privatise sugar but pretended to change his position on the entreaties of the AFC. But as soon as the vote was counted – wham!! There went four sugar estates!!Now we know why fired coastal sugar workers weren’t facilitated to enter into cash crops!…Ramnarine’s back?Khemraj Ramjattan, the putative Public Security Minister, wants ex-COP (ag) Ramnarine to return and work under five persons who were his juniors!!Your Eyewitness hopes Ramnarine, unlike Ramjattan, has a modicum of self-respect!! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEYEWITNESS: Moving on…November 8, 2018In “EYEWITNESS”Trump picks conservative judge Gorsuch to shift Supreme Court balanceFebruary 1, 2017In “latest news”Supreme Court sides with Trump on immigration detentionMarch 19, 2019In “latest news”
← Previous Story F.C Barcelona wins in historical 5000th match of ASOBAL! Next Story → Mladen Bojinovic goes to Paris Frantisek SulcPeter DavidSlovak HandballSlovakia EHF Champions League Topscorer from Pick Szeged, Frantisek Sulc (34) is ready for a new start in the Slovakian National Team under new coach, Peter David:– He called me and was quite positive debate. I explained to him my ideas, I think he knows I understand. Certainly will remain in touch with the fact that if I do not extremely busy, and my health permits, I will come to help. Peter understands handball and now is the right man at the right place. I hope the team will bring a new wind. ”Slovakia will play against Belarus in the Qualification for WCh 2013 in Spain: They are typical Russian school with Serhei Rutenka as the leader – said Sulc for slovakhandball.sk
AFTER WORKING ON developing driverless cars and Glass, Google has announced its latest wearable technology project: a smart contact lens that can keep track of glucose levels.The company announced that it’s working on a smart contact lens that’s built to measure glucose levels in tears.The device uses a tiny wireless chip and miniaturised glucose sensor embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material.Google say that it’s currently testing prototypes that can generate a reading once per second and whether it can give wearers an early warning when their glucose levels are dropping low.The project is still a long way from completion, but it has completed a number of clinical research studies to help refine its prototype version.Google is saying that it’s in discussions with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will look for partners to bring the technology to the market.The project is part of Google X, a section of the company that is dedicated to projects dealing with future technologies. It’s been responsible for developing technologies such as Google Glass and driverless cars.Read: Only people who wear glasses will understand these trials and tribulations >Read: Google Glass update lets users snap photos by winking >
THE VATICAN BANK has closed thousands of customer accounts in an effort to rid itself of associations with corruption and money laundering.In a statement issued this afternoon, the Instituto per le Opere di Religione (IOR) blamed a near-eradication of profits on the “reform process”, among other factors.Profits at the bank for last year tumbled to €2.9 million from €86.6 million in 2012. However, the bank appears to have returned to normal activity in the first six months of this year, reporting a net profit of €57.4 million.ReformAs past of its reform process, the bank blocked the accounts of 1,329 individual clients and 762 institutional clients. In addition to this, it “terminated” around 3,000 customer relationships.The IOR now has 17,419 customers, the majority of which it says are individuals or Catholic organisations.In a statement issued along with its 2013 results, the bank said that “a series of special investigations led by the new management have improved transparency and enabled a number of legacy investments which required extraordinary and precautionary write-down in year 2013.”President of the banks’s Board of Superintendence Ernst von Freyberg said:“At the beginning of my mandate, I repeatedly said that I would proceed with zero tolerance for any suspicious activity. We have carried out our reforms in this spirit and have not only improved procedures to make the Institute safer and more trasparent, but have also put the Institute’s owner in a position to act on the basis of facts.” It’s fair to say that over the past months this often painful but very necessary process has opened the door to a new, unburdened future of the IOR – as a financial service provider that is fully and solely dedicated to serving the mission of the Catholic Church.Read: Vatican’s 007 speaks out on money laundering>Read: Top officials at scandal-hit Vatican bank resign>
Shortly after we gazed into the future to see what sales we could see, Valve kicked off this year’s Steam Summer Sale. So far, on just day one, our crystal ball of discounts seems like it was totally worth trusting the street vendor we bought it from who mysteriously vanished right after we made the purchase. Day one of the sale starts off with a bang.Headlining today’s sale is BioShock: Infinite, the third installment in the ominous-city simulator where nothing bad happens and everyone always has a nice time. Don’t Starve makes an appearance as expected, as does Hotline Miami, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Toki Tori 2+, Left 4 Dead 2, and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. The TV show tie-in MMO, Defiance, is being offered at a steep discount for just $13.59, and some of us might be a little annoyed that they just bought it a week ago for the full $40.The real star of today’s sale, though, is Antichamber, which is discounted to $6.79. The game is absolutely phenomenal — from the white-splashed-with-color aesthetic style, to its outdoorsy soundscape, to the hidden chambers and mind-bending puzzles, to being able to beat it in around five minutes if you can figure out how.The sale also kicks off its eight-hour flash sales with the Skyrim legendary edition, as certain astute bloggers pointed out earlier today, as well as GRID 2, Dragon Age Origins, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Every eight hours, these sales disappear and a new set takes their place.Also, make sure not to forget that one of the secrets of the Steam Summer Sale is that if you feel like playing the odds a little bit, you can wait until the last few days, as large portion of the games are put on sale again, and often times at an even more significant discount. Head on over to Steam now and start amassing a bunch of games that you’ll likely never get around to, but bought anyway because they’re so cheap.
Quatre cigognes blanches abattues en Charente-MaritimeQuatre cigognes blanches, ont été abattues par balles en Charente-Maritime, a annoncé vendredi la Ligue de protection des oiseaux qui a décidé de porter plainte pour qu’une enquête soit réalisée.Ce sont des actes jugés “honteux” qu’a révélés aujourd’hui la Ligue de protection des oiseaux (LPO). Dans l’ouest de la France, en Charente-Maritime, quatre cigognes blanches ont été trouvées mortes cette semaine, abattues par une arme à feu si l’on en croit les autopsies qui ont été réalisées. “Des balles ont traversé le corps de ces oiseaux, entrainant des hémorragies internes et leur mort” a indiqué dans un communiqué la LPO qui a décidé de porter plainte contre X.À lire aussiCette perruche imite à la perfection R2-D2, le robot de Star WarsL’Office national de la chasse et de la faune sauvage (ONCFS) s’est ainsi associé à la LPO en établissant un procès-verbal d’infraction. Une enquête de police est donc lancée afin d’identifier les coupables qui risquent une amende pouvant atteindre 15.000 euros et/ou une peine d’emprisonnement pouvant aller jusqu’à un an. Les dépouilles de ces cigognes blanches, espèce protégée, ont été retrouvées près de Saintes, en Charente-Maritime. En novembre 2010, une cigogne noire avait déjà été victime de tirs. Au printemps, la Charente-Maritime abritait 320 couples nicheurs de cigogne blanche, soit 30 de plus qu’en 2010. Un record pour ce département qui se classe ainsi deuxième juste derrière le Haut-Rhin.Le 29 juillet 2011 à 18:24 • Maxime Lambert