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first_imgIndia won their third Asia Cup title with a clinical 2-1 victory over Malaysia as Ramandeep Singh, Lalit Upadhyay scored for India in Dhaka on Sunday.India had previously appeared in seven Asia Cup finals but had won on only two occasions in 2003 and 2007 consecutively.India had thrashed Malaysia 6-2 earlier in the Super 4s match but they proved to be a far more difficult opponent in the final.CHAMPIONS! India clinch the coveted #HeroAsiaCup 2017 (Men) crown with a thrilling win over Malaysia on 22nd Oct.#INDvMAS #IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/iQde0JKZG3- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 22, 2017India scored as early as the third minute through Ramandeep Singh who scored off an SV Sunil pass in two attempts. Indian strikers showed good movement and Sunil raced on the right flank and passed towards Ramandeep, who took two touches to find the back of the net.#ICYMI: @ramandeep_31’s splendid finish to open the scoring in this grand finale!#INDvMAS #HeroAsiaCup pic.twitter.com/bKX54ZXRo4- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 22, 2017Thereafter, Malaysia starting putting some pressure on the Indian defence but the latter looked hardly troubled. Despite multiple penetrations and a penalty corner, Malaysia failed to convert any of their attacking forays.Sunil looked at his best in the first quarter and he made multiple runs on the right flank to put India in good positions but there didn’t come a decisive strike.The second quarter began with India beginning to take more control of the match but Malaysia had the big chance first. Malaysia played a defence splitting pass into the middle but even with two positioned strikers at the far post, none could get the final touch.advertisementA slew of attacks from India followed and in the 29th minute, Lalit Upadhyay found the net off a great move inititated by Akashdeep Singh.29′ GOAL!!! ????2?-0?????A perfect deflection by @lalithockey as India doubles their advantage.#HeroAsiaCup #INDvMAS- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 22, 2017The third quarter began with both teams pushing for goals. India showed flair and made good attacking moves but Malaysia remained solid and managed to keep India at bay.Lalit missed a beautiful chance when he failed to fire into an open goal after a good passage of play from India.Despite some attacking display, the third quarter remained goalless and India maintained their two-goal cushion.Malaysia accelerated in the fourth quarter and put up some organised play, the result of which they got in the 50th minute.Shahril Saabah managed to get one back for Malaysia after some compact and calm play by the team.50′ Goal!! ????2?-1?????Malaysia back into the game with a FG from Shahril Saabah.#HeroAsiaCup #INDvMAS- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 22, 2017Malaysia maintained the pressure on India thereafter but despite repeated forays, India held strong at the back and managed to hold on to the lead.As the final whistle blew, India were crowned the new Asia Cup champions.India had reached the final crushing Pakistan 4-0 in their Super 4s match on Saturday with Satbir Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Lalit Upadhyay and Gurjant Singh getting their names on the scoresheet.On the other hand, Malaysia made it to the final with a 1-1 draw against South Korea.India had a brilliant tournament as they thrashed Japan, Bangladesh and Pakistan with a 1-1 draw against South Korea in their first Super 4s match being the only blip.last_img read more

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first_imgParis St Germain went a provisional seven points clear at the top of Ligue 1 after Edinson Cavani’s first-half double and a Dante own goal after the break secured a 3-0 home win over Nice in an entertaining clash on Friday.The result left PSG in the driving seat with 29 points from 11 games, though second-placed champions AS Monaco can reduce the gap when they visit Girondins Bordeaux on Saturday.Nice, who finished third last season, stayed 14th with 10 points after their fourth successive league defeat.PSG were unfazed by the absence of their suspended Brazil forward Neymar, who was sent off in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Olympique Marseille, as Angel Di Maria made the most of a rare start in the wake of strong competition up front.The Argentine winger set up both of Cavani’s goals, having whipped in a third-minute free kick from the left which the Uruguay hitman superbly headed home at the near post.The pair combined again in the 31st as Di Maria carved open the visiting defence with a perfectly weighed pass and Cavani tucked the ball into an empty net after beating the offside trap and rounding goalkeeper Walter Benitez.Benitez made two good saves in the first half, keeping out easy chances for Cavani and Di Maria to prevent Nice from falling further behind in a lop-sided contest.He was powerless, however, when centre back Dante put the ball into his own net after Cavani headed a teasing cross from the left back into the six-yard box.advertisementKylian Mbappe then hit the outside of the post after a dazzling solo run as PSG kept their foot on the gas, with Nice hardly able to get into the opposition half.Cavani was given a standing ovation by the home fans when he was substituted for Lucas Moura in the 85th minute and Neymar also applauded his team mate from the VIP box.last_img read more

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first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo gets birthday off as snow prevents Real Madrid training Ryan Benson 00:33 2/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) cristiano ronaldo - cropped Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Levante v Real Madrid Levante Primera División Los Blancos were unable to train on Monday after the Spanish capital was covered in a thick layer of snow on their superstar’s birthday Cristiano Ronaldo got the day off on his birthday as snow forced Real Madrid to cancel training.Ronaldo turned 33 on Monday and will have been expecting to train as normal following the disappointing 2-2 draw with Levante, a game in which he was substituted.The result left the club with more work to do as they sit fourth, 19 points behind league leaders and fierce rivals Barcelona. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, Madrid’s Valdebebas training complex was covered in a blanket of snow, forcing the club to cancel the session.Snowfall was prominent across Madrid and the club’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium saw plenty, as a video posted on their official Twitter account showed.And Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa was out making the most of the snow’s rare appearance in Madrid with his dog.Real Madrid are next in action against Real Sociedad on Saturday before a midweek clash with Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie. Meanwhile, Atletico, fresh off a 1-0 victory over Valencia, travel to face Malaga on Saturday followed by a trip to Denmark to battle FC Copenhagen the opening leg of their Europa League round of 32 tie. It’s snowing at the Bernabeu!#RealMadrid | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/8uZuHbTLAX— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) February 5, 2018pic.twitter.com/9gRW0ccKm6— Diego Costa (@diegocosta) February 5, 2018last_img read more

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first_imgTokyo: The horrifying fire at a renowned anime firm which killed dozens in Kyoto is being treated as arson and murder, Japanese police have said, with scores of detectives investigating the deadliest violent crime for decades in the famously safe country. The blaze on Thursday killed 34 people and wounded dozens more at Kyoto Animation — well known among fans across the world for its animations of popular manga works — and left anime fans and insiders shocked and heartbroken. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang In a rare move, Kyoto police on Friday identified the 41-year-old man suspected of starting the inferno as Shinji Aoba. Japanese authorities usually wait for the formal arrest of a suspect before releasing such details. “We have determined that this is an arson attack… and murder,” a senior police officer told a press conference. Aoba is in serious condition and has burns all over his body. He has been moved to a special facility for treatment, a Kyoto police officer told AFP. Also Read – Want to bring back US forces engaged in endless wars: Trump As firefighters struggled to control the blaze and locate survivors on Thursday, a man presumed to be Aoba was spotted lying on a bench at a park some 500 metres (1,600 feet) from the studio, Jiji Press reported, citing a nearby resident who said the man seemed to be asleep. Police suspect that Aoba may have stayed at the park for several days to secretly inspect the studio, Jiji added. Local media said Aoba had served three and a half years in prison for stealing cash from a convenience store. Police have said the suspect’s profession was unknown. People continued to pay tribute to the victims on Saturday, leaving flowers in front of the building that housed Kyoto Animation. Eyewitnesses described the inferno as “hell”, and anime fans likened it to a terror attack on their community. Founded in 1981, Kyoto Animation might lack the name recognition of Studio Ghibli, but to anime fans it is a household name, responsible for beloved television series like “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”. Some media reports have suggested Aoba believed the company had stolen his work. But the president of Kyoto Animation said Saturday the company had never received a submission from him, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported.last_img read more

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first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A transgender activist vying for a non-binary birth certificate is taking legal action against the Newfoundland and Labrador government as part of an effort to have a gender other than male and female formally recognized on such documents.Gemma Hickey has filed an application with the province’s Supreme Court in St. John’s challenging the change-of-sex designation provision of the Vital Statistics Act, saying it is unconstitutional and violates provincial and federal human rights legislation.“I have a responsibility to myself as a person and to others like me because we essentially are erased. We don’t have any way to identify to show that we exist. It’s a human rights issue,” said Hickey in a phone interview Friday.“I would like my birth certificate to include how I identify. That would make me feel more fulfilled as a person and give me that legitimacy that I don’t have now.”Non-binary means the person does not identify as male or female.Hickey applied for a non-binary birth certificate in April and is believed to be the first in Canada to do so.On the change-of-sex designation form there were only two options — male or female — so Hickey wrote in “non-binary” and checked it off.Hickey says Service NL is still considering the application, and Hickey is without a birth certificate in the meantime, as the original was submitted with the application.The case will be in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court on July 28 to set a date.The application argues the Vital Statistics Act “is unduly onerous and discriminatory because it pathologizes gender identity, deviance and diversity.”Hickey has taken testosterone and is transmasculine, but identifies as non-binary.Having to choose between male and female is discriminatory, said Hickey, and has led to uncomfortable situations.“When I go away and travel, they see my name is Gemma and that there’s a Ms. in front of it, and that leads to some embarrassing situations,” said Hickey, who also runs a foundation to help survivors of sexual abuse.“At one point I had a flight attendant argue with me because they thought I was in the wrong seat. These are situations that are embarrassing because there’s other people around. It affects my mental health and the way that I see myself and takes a toll.”Hickey said since applying for a non-binary birth certificate, people from all over the world have reached out.“They’re thanking me because they identify as non-binary,” said Hickey. “Even parents saying their kids are struggling with this and that they’re grateful I’m taking the lead.”Joshua M. Ferguson, an Ontario-born filmmaker, applied last month to have a change of sex designation from male to non-binary. Currently, Ontario offers gender-neutral options for drivers’ licences and health cards but not for birth certificates.Ontario’s minister of government and consumer services, Tracy MacCharles, said last month gender-neutral birth certificates could be issued in Ontario as early as next year, provided the province can work out bureaucratic hurdles involving other governments.Earlier this month, the Senate passed a bill that protects Canadians from discrimination based on gender identity or expression.Hickey’s lawyer, Brittany Whalen, said she will reference Bill C-16 during the July hearing.She said Hickey’s case is an important one, and she’s not aware of any others like it in Canada.“It’s a very important cause and our firm feels strongly about promoting diversity, inclusion and equality,” said Whalen, of Bob Buckingham Law.— By Aly Thomson in Halifax.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. Headlines on a previous version incorrectly stated that Hickey was denied a non-binary birth certificate.last_img read more

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first_imgBURNABY (NEWS 1130) — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is announcing a plan to make Canada carbon neutral by 2050 on the heels of a high-profile United Nations climate meeting yesterday.To set the stage for his announcement Tuesday morning, Trudeau chose Nano One Materials, a company that works on cutting-edge battery technology, which just so happens to be in Burnaby riding of NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh.Trudeau says #ClimateChange is already an economic issue. Many times, and with similar wording, he accused his Conservative rivals of not getting that @NEWS1130 pic.twitter.com/hQtSKMErVk— Kurtis Doering (@KDnewsguy) September 24, 2019If elected, Trudeau says net-zero clean tech companies would see their corporate taxes cut in half under a re-elected Liberal government.“The clean tech market is exploding. This is the way the world is going. This is the next great economic frontier,” he says.RELATED: Environment in spotlight on day 14 of election campaignTrudeau adds the climate is going to have to be a part of every major policy discussion going forward.“You pay for climate change when you’re facing higher insurance premiums, or when tourists skip your town because of smoke from neighboring forest fires is too much. You pay when a drought devastates your crops, and you pay when deadly heat waves paralyze your city for days,” he says. “Climate change is already making life more expensive for Canadians. We have to take it seriously, and that starts with setting ambitious but essential goals outlining how we’re going to get there.”He insists his party will meet and exceed its 2030 emissions targets, but his government has so far been scant on details about how that will be achieved.Trudeau is also blasting several prominent conservative leaders saying that, on the climate issue, they just don’t care.Trudeau attacks the “new breed of Conservatives” like @AndrewScheer, @jkenney, and @fordnation of ignoring the climate crisis. “They just don’t care, and the just don’t get it.” pic.twitter.com/GcVP2EuDcJ— Kurtis Doering (@KDnewsguy) September 24, 2019The NDP was quick to challenge the Liberals’ climate plan, issuing a statement shortly after Trudeau’s announcement, reading simply: “You. Bought. A . Pipeline.”The NDP responds to the ambitious climate change plan from the Liberals with this simple news release #elxn43 #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/r8amO3XaTY— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) September 24, 2019last_img read more

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first_imgKuldeep Singh Rathore, 58, was appointed PCC president close to the Lok Sabha poll replacing Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, a sitting MLA. His brief was to put the party’s factionalism to an end and ensure active engagement of the veterans like Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who was vehemently seeking removal of Sukhu for quite sometimes. A close lieutenant of former Union Minister Anand Sharma, Rathore says the party is now fully geared up to fight the Lok Sabha polls. Ashwani Sharma, Assistant Editor, the Millennium Post, spoke to Rathore at Shimla. Here are excerpts from his interview. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Around three months into the job, do you think you are in the full command of the things? Yes, 100 per cent. When I was given the charge, the party was in complete disarray. Though I don’t want to cause any aspersions on my predecessor it is a hard fact that I inherited the organisation that was split into many factions. Senior leaders were unhappy and utterly disappointed with the party’s state of affairs. Knowing that the elections are around the corner, I did not waste a single day. I had the organisational experience since being a PCC general secretary before this. I reached out to all senior leaders. I also met the workers. Noted down their suggestions. A clear road map emerged before me. That has been put into full action. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHow tough was to convince Virbhadra Singh and get him on the board? Virbhadra Singh is a towering leader. He had been Chief Minister six-times, a former union minister and PCC president several times. He understood the challenge before us and trusted me. I told him simply that if I am a ‘commander’, appointed by Congress president Rahul Gandhi, you are our Commander-In-Chief (C-in-C). He laughed and said ok. What are the party’s prospects. Do you think, you will be able to open your account? In 2014, the Congress could not win any seat. All four seats were won by the BJP. This was basically due to Modi wave sweeping the country. They (BJP) mislead voters. Narendra Modi made tall promises. People in Himachal Pradesh are very simple. They believed him blindly. They thought the state will get a lot of benefits /help from the centre when Modi becomes the Prime Minister. We also expected a financial package, lot of jobs for the youths, and believed that the apple growers will be benefited from what he promised to Himachal Pradesh farmers. What has really changed for the Congress now? There is a lot of change. Modi faces three-fold anti-incumbency. He did not help at all though he claims Himachal Pradesh is his second home. His corruption, the Rafale deal and other exposed, failure to provide jobs, help fruit growers in the state, and above all now non-governance of the BJP government under Jai Ram Thakur. People feel Modi is a liar. His ‘jumla’ politics is not going to work again. Modi factor not cut any ice here. No vote for Modi. If so, why senior Congress leaders did not agree to contest the Lok Sabha polls? It’s true. I wanted senior leaders to contest. I was keen to see Virbhadra Singh contesting Mandi – which is a hot seat for us now. He was not ready. Nevertheless, I think we have been able to field best and also winnable candidates. The BJP position is so bad that it had to change two candidates. It’s a clear defeat of the party because the performance of its MPs is zero. Do you feel the return of Pt Sukh Ram with his grandson Ashray Sharma in tow will help the Congress,especially Ashray having been fielded from Mandi? Oh yes. Sukh Ram’s entry is definitely a blow to the BJP. He has a strong influence intact in the area. Since his son Anil Sharma had quit the Congress and joined the BJP in 2017 before the polls, the Congress lost the whole of Mandi district. This time, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur — who hails from Mandi district, is badly cornered by the Congress. He is worried about Mandi to save his chair. Anil Sharma has also quit the cabinet. Let us see how Jai Ram Thakur saves the seat. But will Virbhadra Singh campaign in Mandi? We had discussed this factor in length. Virbhadra Singh Ji has already joined the poll campaign. His Mandi campaign programme will soon be released officially. I can’t say if he will share the stage with Pt Sukh Ram but he (Virbhadra ) will be party’s star campaigner for all four seats. The BJP has a lot of resources for the campaign, hoardings are already out all over the state. The Congress has no money to fight polls. I always say we will fight ‘Dhanbal’ (money power) with “Janabal” (manpower) Virbhadra Singh says the Congress will win at least two seats. What’s your assessment? No, No. We will all four seats.last_img read more

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Rabat – More than 4,481 refugees have been registered in Morocco as of September 2015, according to the most recent data announced by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).“There are currently an estimated 4,481 refugees in the kingdom of Morocco. 60 percent of them are Syrians,” announced Jean-Paul Cavalieri, UNHCR representative in Morocco, during a media briefing last week in Rabat.Jean-Paul Cavalieri went on to say that those refugees came to Morocco from 40 countries and are based in 35 cities across Morocco. He added that over 2,983 of them are in need of international protection.Cavalieri believes that 1,558 asylum applications have been lodged in Morocco as of September 2015, and are now under review by the Moroccan authorities. A previous report by UNHCR revealed that 1,763 Syrians refugees were registered in Morocco as of August 31, 2015.The majority of Syrians applying for asylum in Morocco departed Syria legally using their national passports. The two main exit points from Syria are the Aleppo and Damascus airports.On June 26, 2014, the Moroccan authorities initiated a regularization process for Syrians registered with UNHCR.The body in charge of the process is an ad hoc, inter-ministerial commission, chaired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and includes representatives from the ministries of Interior, Justice and Employment, the Inter-Ministerial Delegation for Human Rights and UNHCR. The commission holds its sessions at the Bureau for Refugees and Stateless Persons. read more

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Then-redshirt-freshman Ralf Steinbach (3rd from left) and the OSU men’s tennis team celebrates winning the ITA National Men’s Team Indoor Championship against USC Feb. 17 at the Met and the Galleria Tennis and Athletic Club. OSU won, 4-1.Credit: Courtesy of OSU athleticsOhio State men’s tennis player Ralf Steinbach has been athletically gifted since he was 4 years old — at least that’s what his parents said.The current redshirt-sophomore from Halle, Germany, could swim, bike, ice skate, ski and even do cartwheels before he was old enough to go to school. When he was 12, Steinbach began expressing to his parents that he wanted to become a professional tennis player.   “His ambitions showed that this … was actually possible for him,” Steinbach’s father — Ralf Steinbach Sr. — said in an email.While Ralf Steinbach has found success as a collegiate tennis player, he’s not the lone high-level athlete in his family. He is the youngest of five children, and his older sister, Lydia, is a professional tennis player.His sister Kristin said in an email that their parents were quite the athletic couple. Ralf Sr. played for the national water polo team in Germany, while Silvia Steinbach was a figure skater.“It … has been really helpful for us kids to have parents who experienced the life of professional sports themselves,” she said.While Ralf Steinbach has already been named second team All-Big Ten with just one season of play under his belt, being a college student wasn’t always at the top of his list.“I tried to go out there (and) become a pro player,” he said. “That’s not as easy as people think.“I finished high school and played tennis for a little while and I took too long to decide that I wanted to come here,” he said. “The NCAA has certain rules and I broke one of them.”While he competed in tournaments back in Germany, he was visited various places in pursuit of his tennis dreams.“I traveled the world,” Steinbach said. “I was in South Africa, I was in Morocco … I’m thankful for tennis.”His parents, Ralf Steinbach Sr. and Silvia Steinbach, wished that they could have done more to financially assist him in his travels, they said in an email.“It has been kind of unsatisfying because we could not provide the necessary money … to pay for a lot of trips to tournaments,” they said.Even though Steinbach isn’t traveling the world playing professional tennis, attending OSU wasn’t a bad choice either. In his parents’ opinion, going to OSU to play tennis and to study was the best decision he made.“We are proud to see Ralf doing so well and working so consistently,” they said.Kristin Steinbach said her brother’s decision to go to school in the United States was a good choice, despite Columbus being about a 13-hour flight from Halle.“It was a good decision for Ralf to go to OSU, even though we all miss him here in Germany,” she said.Ralf Steinbach said his choice to move abroad and play collegialety stemmed from wanting to become the best player he can.“I just want to get as good as I can and improve as much as I can,” he said. “That’s the reason I went to college and play college tennis … I want to get education and a second chance if it doesn’t work out with tennis.”He said he’s still unsure of what is going to take precedence in his life after college, tennis or a pursuit in the psychology field.Ralf Steinbach described the men’s tennis program at OSU as being great, starting with the coaching staff.“The coaches care a lot and they want each of us to get better,” he said. “They care about us being a team.”Before the season started, the Buckeyes took a trip to Florida to spend some bonding time, which included deep sea fishing.“The first time I talked to (coach) Ty Tucker, I knew he cared a lot,” Ralf Steinbach said. “He’s a coach that can make me better. He works us hard.”Ralf Steinbach decided to attend OSU after he saw the discipline and determination the promising tennis team had to offer.He crossed off visiting New York earlier this season when he and his doubles partner, redshirt-senior Kevin Metka, competed in the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championship. The two ended up winning the doubles consolation draw.“You play a tournament with the best 32 teams in the country. It’s a good feeling to know that you belong there,” Ralf Steinbach said.Metka said Ralf Steinbach complements him well on the court.“My returns can sometimes be shaky and he’s always solid in returning serves,” he said.Ralf Steinbach said he considers winning national indoors one of his greatest accomplishments.“I was the lucky one who won the fourth point and clinched the match,” he said. “That was an amazing experience. Winning the back draft for the national indoors and doubles this past fall was great too.”While Ralf Steinbach has played hundreds of matches throughout his life, he said he thinks of every match as a new challenge because no two strokes are ever the same. He added that it’s such an individualized sport that “nothing else can compare to it.”Now that he’s focused on the new season, Ralf Steinbach wants to win the conference, the Big Ten Tournament and help the Buckeyes continue their 198-match home winning streak, dating back to 2003. He also wants the team to win the national indoors like it had the year before.“No one and nothing else matters except what you do for yourself,” he said.Being considered the underdog, not the favorite, makes a difference to Ralf Steinbach, as he said he would rather not be pegged as the favorite.“If I’m the favorite, I always think of what people expect from me,” he said. “I like to be the underdog — to just go out there and compete as hard as I can and not have to worry about what happens in the end.”While he’s still undecided about his future, he said he believes tennis is a good preparation for his life.“Tennis is a sport where you need a lot of discipline, you have to be competitive … You can never give up,” he said. “If you’re able to learn this through tennis, I think it will help you with what you want to do after.” read more

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first_imgTrommels are used in the processing of the minerals we mine to sort them into different sizes. It is an important part of the process of grading the minerals. BHP states. “Trommel screens have to be heavy and robust to sort tonnes and tonnes of this raw mineral. Replacing them at the end of their life was difficult, sometimes dangerous and time consuming work – until now.” The new Trommel Maintenance Robot, Susan Lasecki, BHP Manager Supply Innovation outlines has completely transformed the way BHP completes this task at the Escondida mine in Chile. “It’s just one of the unique technology solutions delivered through our Supply Innovation program. Developed collaboratively by FLSmidth and local Chilean supplier MIRS, the robotic arm has benefits for safety and productivity. Workers are removed from potentially hazardous situations when changing the trommel screens and it also reduces the time to change each screen.”“BHP’s Supply Innovation program develops operational solutions to productivity, safety, health and environmental challenges with suppliers. It brings us together with local suppliers in the search for unique bottom up transformation.” The company adds: “The lessons learned through this project, like so many others in the Supply Innovation Program, are much broader. It reveals the enormous opportunity to improve our performance and deliver greater value by drawing in others to the quest for increased competitiveness.”“Large companies like ours don’t necessarily have all the answers to the challenges of our production processes. We understand our operations and processes but when it came to finding a technical solution for our trommel maintenance we needed to look to outside of our business. Working with collaborative suppliers meant we got some of the best minds to share their expertise. Over the past twenty years, the technological innovation ecosystem in Chile has evolved to integrate universities, R&D centres, highly qualified and motivated local entrepreneurs, government and funding. The links between participants in this ecosystem have attracted increasingly diverse players, amplifying the opportunity for continuous improvement and value creation. This would not have been possible by BHP operating alone in Chile.”“One of the greatest contributions we can bring to places where we operate is to enable local suppliers to benefit from the knowledge and globalised approach we have access to. Programs such as Supply Innovation engages our suppliers in our challenges, opening up global development and learning opportunities for them and creating shared value for local economies.”“The technological and operational challenges of mining companies fuel the ecosystem and provide compelling opportunities for local suppliers and economies. When companies like ours open the door to these innovation ecosystems, it stimulates development that address the needs of companies in our industry around the world.”“The Trommel Maintenance Robot project also demonstrates that local suppliers can produce world-class technology solutions. This not only has application in mining operations throughout the world; it may also help to address challenges in other industries. Projects like this are neither accidents nor isolated cases. They are the fruit of systematic work initiated by us in Chile more than a decade ago. We have evolved and extended this program into a partnership with Codelco, Antofagasta Minerals and the Chilean government. We use an open platform known as Expande to connect unique mining challenges with suppliers, mining companies, government agencies, universities and sources of funding.”“Continued success demands a consistent and long-term view. By continuing to more closely unite and align all of the parts to support entrepreneurs, we are increasingly growing an ecosystem in Chile of innovation, collaboration and economic development. This has helped fuel economic growth in Chile while also supporting development of companies as exporters of goods and services linked to the mining sector.”“We see the Supply Innovation Program as a way to use our business challenges as a platform to spark innovation and create shared value for BHP and the communities and countries where we operate. At the same time we aim to create a base of knowledge and social capital for the future of Chile and the world. We believe Chile is capable of transforming its geological capital into knowledge capital. We want to support this and contribute to building an ecosystem of innovation that will enable countries to thrive through mining and start to build a future for when mining is no longer there.”last_img read more

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first_imgA NEW INITIATIVE will allow people in Ireland to store their wishes for medical care, for use in the event of an emergency of serious illness, online.The second phase of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Think Ahead project will be launched later today by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.The programme, which encourages people to “Think, Talk, Tell, and record and review their personal preferences for future medical, financial and personal care”, was already available in printed format, but a pilot scheme will now see this information stored online behind a secure sever.“Not enough people have a pension or have made a will,” Justice Catherine McGuinness, chair of the Forum on End of Life in Ireland said.“Fewer still have taken the time to decide who they would like to be contacted in the event of an emergency, or how to make important decisions known to their loved ones. Our ambition is that every citizen in Ireland will use Think Ahead as an important planning tool.”The new phase will use Patients Known Best, a system already in several countries, is described as “fully secure”.It allows patients to organise plans for what they want for their own health care provisions.The development of the online version of Think Ahead will be funded by Third Age.Research published earlier this year in the Irish Medical Journal showed that 83% of people “had discussions on end-of-life planning with family members after reading Think Ahead”.Read: People with terminal illnesses should ‘automatically receive’ medical cards >last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook corrige une faille de sécurité sur les vidéosLe réseau social a dû se pencher sur un problème de confidentialité qui touchait les vidéos de ses utilisateurs, permettant d’accéder à des données enregistrées comme “privées”.Une fois de plus, Facebook a dû s’activer pour corriger un problème de sécurité sur les vidéos privées de ses utilisateurs. Le site Techcrunch, relayé par Le Monde, explique en effet que la faille permettait aux “amis” d’un utilisateur d’accéder au titre, à la description et à l’image d’appel de ses vidéos. Et ce, même si ces dernières étaient enregistrées comme “privées” et donc théoriquement non accessibles. Néanmoins, les vidéos en elles-même ne pouvaient être visionnées.À lire aussi”Trash Tag Challenge” : le défi utile qui incite Twitter et Instagram à nettoyer la planèteEn vérité, cette faille est la dernière d’une longue série de problèmes sur le respect de la vie privée rencontrés par le premier réseau social au monde. Facebook doit en plus faire face aux avertissements des autorités de protection de la vie privée et des associations de plusieurs pays, qui ne goûtent que très peu ses propositions concernant les fonctionnalités de géolocalisation ou de reconnaissance faciale. Son futur concurrent Google +, encore en phase de test, semble plus avancé en matière de respect des données personnelles en proposant une gestion plus claire des différentes options offertes à l’utilisateur, explique Le Monde.Le 26 juillet 2011 à 12:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgLa Corée veut reprendre la chasse à la baleine “pour la science”La Corée du Sud a surpris tout le monde en annonçant mercredi à la réunion de la Commission baleinière internationale (CBI) qu’elle envisageait de se remettre à chasser la baleine à des fins scientifiques. De nombreuses voix s’élèvent d’ores et déjà contre cette décision.C’est lors de la dernière réunion de la Commission baleinière internationale (CBI), tenue au Panama ce mercredi, que la Corée a annoncé qu’elle comptait reprendre la chasse à la baleine. Les défenseurs de l’environnement sont indignés, bien que le motif de “recherche scientifique” ait été invoqué.En effet, la chasse à la baleine commerciale étant interdite depuis 1986, la Corée n’a pas d’autre choix que de plaider pour une visée scientifique. C’est d’ailleurs la même raison qu’ont utilisé le Japon, la Norvège et l’Islande pour pouvoir chasser les gros cétacés. Dans un communiqué, le Fonds international pour la protection des animaux (IFAW) dénonce explicitement que “la chasse scientifique à la baleine n’est qu’un déguisement de la chasse commerciale”. L’association a fait savoir qu’elle s’opposait à cette chasse qu’elle “considère comme une pratique cruelle, superflue et non durable par essence”. De son côté, l’envoyé sud-coréen à Panama Kang Joon-Suk a souligné que la consommation de viande de baleine dans son pays “remontait aux temps anciens”. Pourtant, cette viande est un aliment traditionnel dans certaines villes côtières coréennes, notamment à Ulsan. La vente de viande de baleines attrapées accidentellement dans les filets de pêche est d’ailleurs déjà autorisée en Corée. Le nombre de baleines capturées “par erreur” étant très élevé, il semblerait pour les défenseurs de l’environnement que beaucoup de baleines soient tuées délibérément. “Aucune excuse pour une chasse à la baleine sous des prétextes scientifiques”La Première ministre australienne, Julia Gillard, a confié à la presse : “Je suis très déçue de l’annonce de la Corée du Sud. Nous sommes totalement opposés à la chasse à la baleine, il n’y a aucune excuse pour une chasse à la baleine sous des prétextes scientifiques”. Elle a d’ailleurs “demandé à notre ambassadeur en Corée d’évoquer le sujet au plus haut niveau dès aujourd’hui”. Le ministre des Affaires étrangères néo-zélandais Murray McCully a fait de même de son côté. Pour lui, le projet de Séoul “n’a pas plus de crédibilité que le programme soit-disant scientifique conduit par le Japon, dont on sait depuis longtemps qu’il cache une chasse commerciale”. Il va même jusqu’à dénoncer la CBI, qui aurait selon lui “du mal à se positionner comme une institution scientifique crédible”.Même en Corée du Sud, l’annonce a choqué. Un membre de l’organisation de défense de l’environnement Greenpeace Corée, Han Jeong-Hee, a ainsi déclaré à l’AFP avoir été “surpris par cette décision”. Dans un communiqué, la Fédération coréenne pour l’environnement a directement appelé le gouvernement à changer d’avis en ces termes : “Nous condamnons le ministère de l’Agriculture et de la Pêche pour marcher dans les traces du Japon en matière de chasse à la baleine, devenue un sujet de critiques internationales”.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?L’IFAW prie “vivement la Corée d’abandonner ce plan dès maintenant”. A la chasse scientifique, l’organisation propose une alternative : l’observation responsable des baleines. Pour elle : “Il n’existe simplement aucun moyen humain de tuer une baleine. L’observation responsable des baleines offre une alternative humaine et économiquement viable, meilleure pour les baleines et qui fournit des moyens de subsistance plus durables aux populations”.Le projet de Séoul sera examiné par un comité scientifique de la CBI aux environs de l’été 2013. Le 6 juillet 2012 à 09:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_img Netflix released the first official trailer for its A Series of Unfortunate Events series on Thursday, and if it’s any indication, we’re going to be feeling a lot of misery in the new year.Most compelling about the marketing for the series has been the tone, which Netflix seems to have captured exactly from the books. Lemony Snicket’s young adult series about the tragic events that befall a group of three orphans was incredibly dark but full of absurd humor that could fly over the heads of its target audience.It’s easy to see what kind of atmosphere it’s going for. Just look at what was in the video description for the trailer:“Dear Viewer, The world is vast and full of wonders. So on Friday, the 13th of January, please… watch something else.”We’ve seen a few teasers so far, one which introduces the author himself (played by Patrick Warburton) and another that gives us a first look at Neil Patrick Harris’ Count Olaf.Over the course of 13 books (because of course), Snicket subjected the Baudelaire orphans to many tragic and, um, unfortunate events. Their parents die in a fire, and they get taken in by Count Olaf, who is comically evil and wants nothing more than to get access to their fortune. He locks them up in an attic, tortures them, and even tries to marry the oldest child, Violet, in an attempt to get it. And that’s all in the first book.Be prepared to meet a host of stupid but compelling adult characters and watch them die horribly.The eight-episode miniseries, which also stars Joan Cusack, Alfre Woodard, and Aasif Mandvi, is set to debut, again, in January, on Friday the 13th, on Netflix. Stay on target ‘Seinfeld’ Is Coming to Netflix in 2021What to Stream on Netflix This Weekend last_img read more

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first_img Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of convention Twitter Jerry Lawler Now Playing Up Next Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE posted the following on Twitter for tonight’s RAW:“BREAKING NEWS: #TheVigilante @Sting kicks off @WWE #RAW LIVE at 8/7c on @USA_Network! More: http://wwe.me/KHES3”  Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE 24/7 Championship changes hands multiple times at FOX Founders Day event Google+ Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WhatsApp Facebook WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 Impact offers Military Personnel free entry to this weekend’s California events Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipFormer WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ diesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:48/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 30.90%0:02Remaining Time -0:46 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies Celebrity Closeup: Edgar Ramirez Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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first_img Andrew Fisher “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV Alex Azar Pinterest If he has one more match in him I for one would be all for it. WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipTrump set to ban flavored e-cigarettesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 2:08/Current Time 0:07Loaded: 55.70%0:07Remaining Time -2:01 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Andrew Fisher RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Google+ Videos Articles Andrew Fisher Never Too Old To Have Kids Is Taken To A New Level Rob Giles Facebook Big Cass (CaZXL) responds on social media to reports of a possible return to NXT If they go through with this idea, then yes, it sure is. Let’s face it, WWE brings back these old guys far too often. Remember when all those old out of shape guys were coming back to beat Heath Slater? Those matches were ridiculous. Jake’s will be just as bad (or worse) cause a guy like Bray should be able to destroy Jake without question. I don’t know how fans could even humor this idea, it only serves to kill the business even more & will make Bray look even more pathetic. Trump set to ban flavored e-cigarettes The problem with wwe is an idea that someone not on their roster posted on social media? Now Playing Up Next Do I remember something from 5 years ago about an unimportant tv character losing to characters throughout the history of raw in the build up to Raw 1000? Yes. Do I understand the connection to that and a non contracted talent posting on twitter being the problem with wwe today? No June 5, 2017 at 10:44 pm Austen Allen June 6, 2017 at 1:01 pm Vaping Tied To 215 Cases Of Respiratory Illness unknown Alexa Bliss shows off her new tattoos, Zelina Vega pays tribute to the late singer Aaliyah 10 COMMENTS yes yes yes yes Retarded. This is the problem with WWE. I don’t want to see a 62 year old man get back in the ring. The match will suck. It will be lame and look super fake unless Bray destroys Jake in 10 seconds. They should concentrate on building some stars for today because they have none. Forget about this old man who was a mid-carder when he was with the WWF decades ago. center_img Smith Hart Hospice Care Smith Hart is now in hospice careAs previously reported, Smith Hart announced that due to his ongoing battle with Stage 4 Terminal Cancer, he would soon be moved to a Hospice. Today he updated us to confirm he has now been placed in a Hospice. To anyone and everyone, cherish the moments you have in this world. Do not waste your time with hate or anger. To anyone I have offended, mistreated or been at odds with, please accept my humblest of apologies crg beauregard June 6, 2017 at 12:19 am You know, I’m not saying that Jake needs carrying through a match – maybe he does, maybe he doesn’t… But such a match would be pure storytelling and Bray could certainly carry that off with Jake. And none of those crap Wrestlemania projection gimmicks either. Now Playing Up Next Melania Trump I’d rather see Jake on the mic than in the ring. Like a managerial position. Think of the psychology and mind games. That would be awesome! NJ Louch bray is probably the one guy in the business today who wrestle a match with Jake and make it look good, not some nostalgia thing Now Playing Up Next Suicide Is Skyrocketing In America, And Nurses Are Faring Even Worse June 6, 2017 at 7:36 am Videos Articles June 6, 2017 at 4:59 am June 6, 2017 at 12:29 pm Make No Mistake, Vaping Can Hurt Your Lungs Donald Trump It could be the “passing of the torch” moment for Wyatt. Twitter SteelCity1981 June 6, 2017 at 4:42 pm Rob Giles June 7, 2017 at 1:48 am June 7, 2017 at 9:01 am June 5, 2017 at 9:09 pm Marc LeBlanc Now Playing Up Next Jake Roberts want to face Bray WyattMany similarities have been pointed out between the characters of Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Bray Wyatt. Neither fit the mold of the stereotypical wrestler, both are mysterious, very psychological and with a presence that few can replicate. For many, a dream match up is Jake Roberts versus Bray Wyatt and it seems that Jake is in agreement. He posted to social media wishing for a match up between himself and BrayDEAR WRESTLING GOD’S PLEASE GIFT ME A MATCH VS. BRAY WYATT. PROMISE TO WORK REALLY HARD AND SURE IT WOULD BE EXTREMELY INTERESTING. #WWE— JakeSnakeDDT (@JakeSnakeDDT) June 5, 2017 Comments are closed.last_img read more

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first_imgEarlier this month at Mequoda Summit Boston, Web conversion architecture was top of mind with Mequoda managing partner Don Nicholas offering a deep-dive into 12 specific types of landing pages that convert, how they were utilized by Mequoda and specific examples of publisher optimized landing pages. One focus was how publishers could building out rapid conversion landing pages (RCLP)—low-risk transactions, both for free offers and for a delayed or optional payment—to offer free resources and reports and gain e-mail subscribers. The thinking behind these low-risk offers via RCLP page optimization is that the more products given away in exchange for an email address, the broader an audience. “The better your conversion rate, and the more contextual opportunities you offer them to give you their email address, the larger your email list will become,” Nicholas said. RCLP in PracticeHRHero, a 12-year-old title offering state-specific employment law resources for human resource managers from Tennessee-based parent company M. Lee Smith Publishers, as well as music publisher Premier Media, both use rapid landing page optimization, but rely on them different to convert readers.Premier Media CEO Peter Sprague utilizes conversion architecture opportunities on most of its landing pages, but specifically for the Premier Guitar homepage. A rotating picture screen on the top left of the page draws readers into magazine content where they can register to become digital subscribers. Premier Guitar also offers giveaways for which readers must register, as well as prominent links to the digital magazine with a digital blow-in card offering free subscriptions, and periodically uses free whitepaper offerings that require registration.“We’re philosophically and operationally committed to free electronic access to our current and archival content for both Premier Guitar and Guitar Edge,” said Sprague. In addition to capturing readers with a broad stable of media, a RCLP floater ad moves across the homepage screen when users come to the site, which has been ‘cookied’ so that it won’t appear more than once. Sprague said that this floater sees a good conversation rate. The site has used these techniques for the past two years, and are now deploying similar ones on the company’s newest, instructionally-oriented multimedia network, Guitar Edge. These tactics and allow them to capture over 8,000 to 11,000 registrations per month on Premier Guitar, and about 5,000 registrations a month on Guitar Edge since it was launched in August. One important component to RCLP is that it must always request an email address and permission to send additional offers to begin an online relationship with the user, said Sprague. “We push the envelope on the number of registration questions (anywhere from 8 to 24) and are astounded by the fact that only 18 percent of those who click to registration pages abandon before completion.”HRHero developed its Web presence about a decade ago as a support site for a state-specific newsletter product; currently, its traffic is just north of 300,000 page views per month and around 125, 000 visitors. Guy Cross, vice president of marketing for M. Lee Publishers, said that HRHero offes e-zines, printed or PDF whitepapers, as well as just put content specifically about employment law in front of the password login. HRHero’s method of easing up on required information from subscribers may seem counterintuitive since they haven’t been as obtrusive with their rapid landing page conversion architecture as some other publishers. “The page lacks the interstitials, or floaters, but still makes sure to put content and lead gen offers in the ‘heat maps’ where readers’ eyes will be,” said Cross. “In our upper left hand corner is a free e-zine offering, and in the upper right is the login area. Below this is the area for a free white paper.” While e-zines convert at the highest rate (Cross refused to give specifics), “white papers come close to e-zines. Right now, we are offering four different ezines on our site in order to build out different segmented audiences.”A big change for the site’s optimization has been the e-zine button and registrations. “We used to have a restrictive site up for registering for a free e-zine, which made users enter everything, including things like their fax number—it was just crazy,” Cross said. Over time, the company became less restrictive on required information; now, it is just name, email address and state (on some offers). “We’ve seen a double-digit increase in registrations.”The Upside to A/B TestingOptimizing landing pages, of course, would be futile if it weren’t for the ability to measure results through A/B testing. During one Mequoda Summit session, Business & Legal Resources CEO Bob Brady told attendees, “Testing is a no-brainer.” Changing a single word in his ads, he said, has increased conversion rates by three times the original. “In the golden age of direct mail, there was a lot of A/B testing—headline, color, copy—and it worked, but it was very limited. The problem was that it could take four to five months to analyze the results, and the cost to create so many version was just plain expensive.” Compared to their original multivariate testing platform, Vertster, Brady says that while the tool is useful, it costs $18,000 a year and using Google Analytics is free. Josh Baker, product manager at Business & Legal Resources shared the results from a few of the company’s multivariate tests. One e-mail registration page sees 3,000 monthly visitors with a 37 percent conversion rate. “The winning page combination brought us from a 37 percent conversion rate to a 63 percent conversion rate,” he said.last_img read more

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first_img Aerosmith: Steven Tyler Health Update aerosmith-cancel-shows-steven-tylers-health Email Aerosmith Cancel Shows For Steven Tyler’s Health Facebook https://www.instagram.com/p/BZhKLCSAqCk/?hl=en&taken-by=aerosmith Noel Gallagher To Auction Off Gear Used On Oasis TourRead more Tyler reveals he needs immediate rest, but also reassures fans that his medical issues are not life-threateningNate HertweckGRAMMYs Sep 26, 2017 – 4:52 pm Aerosmith has canceled four shows in order to allow singer Steven Tyler to rest and recover from unexpected medical issues, according to Rolling Stone. Twitter While the nature of Tyler’s medical issues have not been disclosed, a reassuring statement from the band states, “Steven is expected to make a full recovery, with proper rest and treatment he will be back on his feet soon, rocking the world.”Tyler added some reassurance of his own, sharing a message with his fans affected by the cancellation.”To everybody in South America — Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico — I’m very sorry and feel like I’ve let you down. I won’t be able to continue the last four shows of this tour. I flew back to the U.S. on doctor’s orders last night after the show in São Paulo.”Please not to worry,” Tyler continued, “I am not in a life-threatening condition, but I need to deal with this right away and get some rest and medical care immediately in order to sustain and maintain my future performances. I promise I’ll be back. Unfortunately, health does not wait and it’s something even I can’t schedule around our shows. As they say, ‘We humans make plans, and God laughs.’ I love you all and will be back with you soon.”Other members of the band stayed in Brazil, signing autographs and taking photos with fans to show their appreciation NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 20, 2015 – 12:52 pm Aerosmith Win Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal News last_img read more

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