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first_imgPune, Sep 30 (PTI) High taxes on luxury cars in India are understandable but there must be consistency in tax structures and policy as frequent changes hamper market sentiment and business plans, according to a top official of Italian super sports car maker Automobili Lamborghini. While some reduction in taxes could help grow the overall luxury car market in India, a consistent policy is needed to help companies make long-term plans and chart out their strategies, Automobili Lamborghini CEO Asia Pacific Matteo Ortenzi told PTI here. “We understand that we are in the luxury segment and taxation can be very high but…we would like to have consistency…I see a big challenge in the lack of consistency in taxation,” he said. Ortenzi further said frequent changes create disruption which in turn disturb the market, adding “then you have to set again your own way to process the things”. “What is very important to us is the consistency of the policy that the government can apply in things, to have a long-term plan and strategy in order to be sure that we are able to set our strategy for delivery to the country and our pricing in the right way for the consumers here,” he said. Last year, when GST was implemented in July, luxury vehicles attracted base rate of 28 per cent with 15 per cent cess. Later on, in September cess on large cars was hiked by 5 per cent, taking the total GST incidence to 48 per cent while that of SUVs by 7 per cent to 50 per cent.advertisement Ortenzi said such quick changes in tax structure disturbed the buying process of consumers. “When they hear about increase, the first reaction is to stop and wait and see what is happening and thus postpone the buying,” he said. According to Lamborghini India Head Sharad Agarwal, the super sports car segment in India, comprising 2-door models priced upwards of Rs 2.2 crore with power of 400 ps, could end up with a marginal growth to around 76-77 units as compared to around 70 units in 2017. The segment, which stood at around 100 units a year in 2011-12, declined consistently with growth returning only in 2015-16. “This year there will still be growth but it would have been much faster growth if we didn’t have these tax changes in the last two years. It disrupted the entire market,” he added. The super sports car segment in India has the potential to go to three digits if the government policies and taxes remain consistent, Agarwal said. PTI RKL MKJlast_img read more

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first_imgJosé Mourinho took paranoia to a new level in the aftermath of Manchester United’s dramatic 3-2 win over Newcastle, complaining the last few days have felt like a manhunt and that “wickedness” is now spoiling a game that is supposed to be beautiful.“A lot of things have been directed at me personally,” he said. “There is too much talking. I have begun to feel that if it rains in London tomorrow it is my fault. If people don’t like Brexit it is my fault. I have been blamed for extending my contract until 2020 but I didn’t point a pistol at the club, they wanted to give it to me. I am 55 years old now and I can live with it but some of my boys are not coping quite so well.“I think a lot of wickedness and a clear manhunting that I think in football is too much. It’s my life, it’s a life I love, it’s a life I worked since I was a kid. I will love it until my last day. Newcastle United Read more Share via Email Read more Share on LinkedIn news Topics The Observer Rafael Benítez did not disagree with that assessment. “We did well for 70 minutes, and we had chances to score the third goal that would probably have won us the game,” the Newcastle manager said. “But when they brought on fresh legs we knew we would be suffering. We were tired and we found ourselves defending crosses against seven players by the end. The quality they were able to call on from the bench made a big difference.”Mourinho said he was surprised to hear the crowd chanting his name – “Actually I was amazed, but I don’t really want to hear that because it’s not about me, it’s about the club” – and compared the loyalty of United fans with that of Liverpool supporters when Chelsea scored four at Anfield when he first joined the London club.“I couldn’t believe they were still singing their songs with that scoreline, and this was the same feeling,” he said. “I’m happier for the players and the fans than for myself, it is nice to be able to produce a response on the pitch. I’m glad Alexis came up with the winner as well. He’s a good professional, he has not been playing especially well but he’s kept working hard, and now he must have an amazing feeling after scoring a goal to top a great comeback.” Manchester United Share on WhatsApp Reuse this content Share on Facebook Share on Twitter “In the first half against Newcastle every time a ball came into our box it seemed to lead to a goal. Marcus Rashford was scared on the pitch. Scott McTominay was scared on the pitch, they were making mistakes that were not normal.”All seemed to have ended well when the substitute Alexis Sánchez put a month of indifferent form behind him to head home the winner and the Stretford End began chanting Mourinho’s name in a show of support, though even as the manager was expressing his distaste for personal scrutiny on television, Rio Ferdinand admitted on the same channel the use of the word manhunt had caused him to chuckle. “What does he expect, he’s the manager of Manchester United?” the former defender said. “If results are not going well there are bound to be questions asked.”Those questions, plus a few newspaper reports on the eve of the game, had led to a widespread conviction Mourinho was about to lose his job during the international break, if not over the weekend. Senior United sources briefed selected contacts early on Saturday to insist that was not the case, though there was nothing in the form of a public statement that would have put the matter to bed.A really poor performance against Newcastle could certainly have hastened Mourinho’s departure, and that was what the manager was looking at when opponents without a win this season skipped into a 2-0 lead, though a combination of shrewd substitutions and patient pressure produced three second‑half goals to rescue the situation.By the final whistle Mourinho had not only received a vote of confidence from his public, people were praising a vintage United performance reminiscent of the fighting spirit shown under Sir Alex Ferguson. “The substitutions were not as important as the mentality we showed,” Mourinho said. “I think my players showed they wanted to win this match and we improved when Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic dropped deeper because we needed players with the technical quality to bring the ball out from the back.” Manchester United back José Mourinho and have no plans to remove manager José Mourinho Sánchez seals dramatic Manchester United comeback against Newcastle Share on Messenger Share on Pinterestlast_img read more

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first_imgJoe Marler was a notable absentee for the majority of England’s last training session before Eddie Jones names his side for their first World Cup match against Tonga on Sunday, raising question marks over whether the loosehead prop will be available.Marler did not take part in England’s high-octane fitness session on Thursday afternoon and it is understood he was restricted to limited work with Mako Vunipola and Jack Nowell – both of whom have been ruled out of Sunday’s match – while the rest of the squad were then put through their paces under match conditions. France confident of pipping England to top spot and going all the way to World Cup final … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Rugby World Cup 2019 Read more Show Topics • Fixtures, tables and results• Top try and points scorers• Stadium guide• Referee guide• Our latest minute-by-minute live reports• Sign up to The Breakdown, our free rugby union email newsletterTeam guidesPool A: Ireland, Japan, Russia, Samoa, ScotlandPool B: Canada, Italy, Namibia, New Zealand, South AfricaPool C: Argentina, England, France, Tonga, USAPool D: Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Uruguay, Wales Rugby World Cup Share on LinkedIn Thank you for your feedback. Meanwhile, Elliot Daly has urged England to focus on advancing through the pool stages before even contemplating winning the World Cup. England failed to reach the quarter-finals of their home World Cup four years ago and Daly believes the first priority must be to avoid a similar fate in Japan.“Everyone wants to win the World Cup, but for us it’s just important to get out of the pool well,” Daly said. “We’ve got USA and Tonga to start and then Argentina and France, so they’re our main focus.We need to perform well in that opening game to get off to a good start and then we can see what happens after that.”Murray and Sexton bringing ‘buzz’ backHalf-backs Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton have boosted Ireland’s “buzz” before Sunday’s World Cup kick-off, according to Richie Murphy.Skills coach Murphy waxed lyrical over Ireland’s British and Irish Lions playmakers, describing Murray as “sharp” and Sexton “very hungry” with the Yokohama clash against Scotland inching closer. Murray and Sexton ran the show in Ireland’s 2018 Six Nations Grand Slam but have both since had to battle for form and fitness. Rugby union Twitter Share on Twitter Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP Was this helpful? Support The Guardian Share via Email Share on Messenger Hide Share on WhatsApp England rugby union team Johnny Sexton during Ireland training in Ichihara. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Reuse this content Pinterest Share on Pinterest Facebook With Mako Vunipola already ruled out, England can ill afford another injury headache at loosehead prop, particularly someone of Marler’s experience. Ellis Genge is also part of the squad and would start against Tonga on Sunday if Marler was unable to while the reserve hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie does have experience of playing at prop at age-grade level but has never done so internationally.Jones names his side at 4.15am BST on Friday morning and, while the Rugby Football Union moved to play down concerns over Marler, it is well known that Jones places great stock in the last session before the team announcement.Marler, who is also acting as emergency tighthead cover in Japan, is one of five props in England’s squad with Jones admitting when naming his World Cup squad that he was taking a risk in certain areas, including the front row. The 29-year-old Marler retired from international rugby 12 months ago, citing the need to spend more time with his family, but reversed his decision over the summer. The duo eased back into familiar rhythm and tempo in Ireland’s 19-10 warm-up win over Wales in Dublin, though – and now Murphy has backed both to help deliver “a massive World Cup”.“Conor picked up that knock earlier on in pre-season but he’s bounced back really well, he looks sharp, his passing is good,” said Murphy. “Johnny’s in really good form. Obviously, he’s only had one game coming into the World Cup which is probably not exactly what he would have wanted.“He would have wanted to play more. That’s where he’s at. He’s in really good shape physically, mentally very hungry, and he’s looking forward to a massive World Cup, as all our players are. He’s in a really good place. There’s a nice buzz around the two guys when they’re training and they’re leading within the group.” PA Quick guide Our Rugby World Cup 2019 coverage last_img read more

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first_imgTottenham 2 Huddersfield Town 0: Son double helps Spurs warm up for Juventus Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 00:53 3/4/18 son heung-min - cropped Getty Images Tottenham kept their top-four chase on track with a routine 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town, just four days before they host Juventus. Two goals from Son Heung-min gave Tottenham a comfortable 2-0 Premier League win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.The South Korea international struck in each half to give the home side all three points at Wembley and move them into third in the table, at least temporarily.Spurs, who have won their last seven games against Huddersfield in all competitions and are unbeaten in 34 league meetings with promoted teams, rarely looked troubled against a visiting side who lost the reverse fixture 4-0 in September. 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 Manager Mauricio Pochettino named a strong team, despite the looming visit of Juventus in the Champions League, and they took full advantage of some early dominance through Son’s stylish finish just before the half-hour mark.The 25-year-old headed in his second after the break to make the win safe, as Spurs climbed a point above Liverpool, who face Newcastle United later on Saturday.Huddersfield, meanwhile, remain just three points outside the relegation zone with nine matches remaining.13 – Son Heung-Min has been directly involved in 13 goals in his last 11 Premier League appearances at Wembley (nine goals, four assists). Arch.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 3, 2018Son was the most dangerous player during Spurs’ control of the ball in the opening 20 minutes, with goalkeeper Jonas Lossl doing well to save at Harry Kane’s feet after one of the former Bayer Leverkusen man’s driving runs down the left.Christian Eriksen stung Lossl’s hands as Spurs pressure began to build, and they finally broke the deadlock 27 minutes in, with Son rounding the goalkeeper before drilling home left-footed after Dele Alli’s pass sent him clean through on goal. pic.twitter.com/0SUazQBVbl— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 3, 2018The visitors were trying to hit on the break but could barely bring the ball out of their own half, such was Spurs’ dominance, and their difficult first 45 minutes was made worse by the loss of both Collin Quaner and Alex Pritchard to injury.Referee Kevin Friend, who had to replace the injured Mike Jones at the start of the match, waved away strong penalty appeals from Son early in the second half after the prostrate Terence Kongolo grabbed at his leg, although the Spurs forward should really have been penalised for being offside.Hugo Lloris saved well from Tom Ince on the break but Huddersfield’s hopes of a point were extinguished 54 minutes in, as Son headed Kane’s bouncing cross from the right beyond the static Lossl and into the net.David Wagner’s side looked resigned to their defeat and Spurs took the chance to rest some key players before Juve’s visit on Wednesday, with Son departing to a standing ovation from the home crowd.Kane had a strangely quiet outing and volleyed a good chance wide in the closing stages, but Pochettino looked largely unconcerned by the miss, with his thoughts now turning to that showdown with the Serie A champions. Key Opta Stats:- Since a 1-4 loss to Manchester City in December, Tottenham have remained unbeaten in 11 Premier League games, winning eight – the longest current run in the division.- Huddersfield have failed to score in 11 Premier League away games this season; more than any other top-flight side.- Only Kane (39) has been involved in more goals for Spurs in all competitions this season than Son (24 – 15 goals, 9 assists). read morelast_img read more

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first_img This Black Boathouse Is a Luxurious Retreat on a Small Island in Norway Editors’ Recommendations Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Shark House’s Dramatic Angles Have Serious Bite World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat Black Tomato/FacebookFor many, travel is about escape. Whether it’s car camping in Yellowstone, fishing the wilds of an Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge, or sipping Mai Tais poolside in Cabo San Lucas, it’s about getting away from the ordinary, the 9-to-5, the grind. However, some of us seek bigger, better, more over-the-top experiences. Enter Black Tomato, a cutting-edge luxury tour operator who’s just announced the most kickass travel experience we’ve ever seen.Black Tomato’s Get Lost travel experience is about (wait for it …) getting lost — literally, philosophically, and completely — in a way that allows you to find yourself. Let’s forget the woo-woo, feel-good marketing and focus on just how amazing a trip like this could be.The company connects clients with a Get Lost Travel Expert for an initial consultation to determine their level of mental and physical ability, as well as what they’re hoping to achieve from the experience. Clients are allowed minimal input on the direction of their trip. In short, they have a say in what type of environment they prefer (e.g., jungle, desert, polar, mountain, or coastal) or, for those feeling particularly adventurous, they can opt for a trip that’s completely random. To bolster the client’s success, terrain-specific training is provided either in advance or upon arrival at their destination.But here’s the kicker: Clients have no idea what they exact destination will be until they get there. The list of potentials is intentionally vague, but includes some of the world’s most far-flung outposts like Guayana, Mongolia, and Svalbard. Black Tomato provides private transportation to the drop zone via helicopter or jet, depending on the distance traveled. Clients are then outfitted with state-of-the-art tech to aid in their navigation, survival, and overall enjoyment. Every day of each multi-day expedition requires clients to use their wits, skills, and equipment to navigate a series of predetermined waypoints toward the final extraction point. The entire journey is closely monitored by Black Tomato’s highly qualified expedition team to ensure complete safety. However, they function as a guardian “eye in the sky” — never seen by the client, but always watching.Get Lost is like your own Man vs. Wild experience (except for having to drink your own urine and subsist on sago grubs for days). It’s designed to be uniquely cathartic, exhilarating, and empowering. The goal is that, upon the trip’s completion, clients feel a distinct sense of earned reward. Every journey ends with a special celebratory send-off that’s indulgent and personally tailored to each traveler.Until private space travel is available to the everyman, this may be the best way to truly escape the hustle and connectivity of everyday life. As far as Get Lost’s pricing, it depends on just how lost you’re looking to get. But, frankly, if you have to ask …last_img read more

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first_img My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Ferus Smit, December 19, 2013 Print  Close zoom Ferus Smit shipyard in Leer (Germany) yesterday, Dec 18th, held a launching ceremony for the ice-classed multipurpose vessel m.v. Reggeborg.The vessel, with a cargo capacity of 23.000 tons, measuring nearly 170 meters in length and 20,40 meters in width, is the largest vessel Wagenborg ever owned. This is also the largest vessel ever built at Shipyard Ferus Smit.After m.v. Reestborg, m.v. Reggeborg is the second vessel in a series of three. This series will be completed with m.v. Roerborg. Her launch is expected in September 2014.The R-series is equipped with a so-called eco bow. In addition to this, these vessels have a relatively low engine capacity so they can be labelled “green”. The R-series is unique in combining cargo capacity, hold dimensions and fuel consumption.Delivery of m.v. Reggeborg is slated for early 2014.last_img read more

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first_imgTORONTO – The City of Toronto announced several measures Thursday in response to a spike in suspected opioid-related deaths in recent weeks. Here is a list of what the city says it is doing:— Speeding up the opening of supervised injection sites— Asking Toronto police to consider the targeted distribution of opioid overdose antidote naloxone to some officers— Exploring emergency bulk purchasing of naloxone for quicker distribution to all necessary personnel— Committing to better data sharing about overdose information and tracking whether naloxone has been used at calls where paramedics have been dispatched— Increasing public educationlast_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Advertisement It’s part of the overall film boom in Surrey as the city experiences a busy year for productions.“In 2015 we issued 97 film permits and in 2016, year to date, we have issued 120 film permits,” said Surrey film liaison James Monk.Feature film Why…Killing Gunther setting up to shoot in D/T #cloverdale @CloverdaleNews @CityofSurrey @yvrshoots pic.twitter.com/J5e9GVuHUD— Paul Orazietti (@Paradeguy) August 17, 2016However, he says the majority of shoots in Surrey are typically for the small screen. Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Think of Vancouver film locations and some places will instantly come to mind: Robson Street. UBC and SFU. The Steveston waterfront in Richmond.But a small stretch of a community in Surrey is increasingly making its mark.Eight productions have been shot along 176th Street in Cloverdale this year. The latest, Why We’re Killing Gunther, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and is being filmed in the community’s historic district this week. Twitterlast_img read more

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1 June 2009The United Nations envoy to Iraq has congratulated the election officials and people of the Northern Region of Kurdistan “for completing a successful and peaceful first week of the voter registration” for next month’s regional elections. Staffan de Mistura, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, said 89 voter registration update centres successfully opened across the Northern Region of Kurdistan (KRG) and in Baghdad, according to a news release issued by the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).In addition, nearly 40,480 people visited the centres during the first week to verify or correct their information so that they are properly registered to vote in the KRG elections on 25 July. Mr. de Mistura said that the turnout and participation in the voter registration update in the KRG is a “positive signal” for greater participation in the national voter registration update scheduled to begin in early August for the Council of Representatives election in January 2010. He urged everyone in the KRG to visit the registration update centres in the coming week to ensure they are properly listed on the voters list before the process is completed. read more

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland met President Yoweri Museveni last night in the capital Kampala, to discuss the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement signed in August with the LRA and also his meeting on Sunday with rebel leader Joseph Kony and other officials, a UN spokesman said. “While agreeing with the President that the peace talks could not continue indefinitely, Mr. Egeland emphasized the need to maintain the Cessation of Hostilities, noting that there had never been a quieter period in northern Uganda,” spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York.“Of particular importance was the need to improve conditions in the LRA assembly areas by ensuring basic services and a sense of security for the LRA as they gathered there, Mr. Egeland added.”In his meeting with Mr. Kony, Mr. Egeland called for the LRA to release children, women and other non-combatants, emphasizing that it was “make-or-break time” in the peace process with the Government.Mr. Kony, who has been indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC), raised the issue of the indictment against him and other senior LRA leaders, although Mr. Egeland reiterated that he would not speak on behalf of the ICC, which is an independent organization.During its long conflict with the Ugandan Government, the LRA became notorious for abducting children and then using them as soldiers or porters, while subjecting some to torture and allocating many girls to senior officers in a form of institutional rape.The UN has begun to provide humanitarian assistance to the areas affected by LRA violence, while the non-governmental organization (NGO) Caritas is providing basic services to the LRA assembly areas. The UN will provide logistical support to the peace process through the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) and will also be observers of the Cessation of Hostilities Monitoring Team.Mr. Egeland is now on his way to the Sudanese capital Khartoum. read more

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Brock alumna Gillian Cruz (BSM ’09) has always described herself as ultra-competitive.She began playing soccer and hockey at age of three, but it wasn’t until her early 20s that she discovered her passion for tennis.But as her athletic career began to take off, Cruz experienced a road block.She began experiencing unusual tingling in her hands, which she initially dismissed as an old injury. When the pain didn’t go away, she went for a routine checkup and follow-up MRI.At age 23, the Grimsby native was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) — an incurable, progressive disease that involves an abnormal response of the body’s immune system against the central nervous system.“My family and I didn’t know much about MS and for the first few days after my diagnosis, I just went on pretending that everything was fine,” Cruz said.While she tried to keep playing tennis, she eventually had to give up the sport completely.Sidelined, she began therapy to help regain control of her hands in hopes of someday hitting the court again.But within a few years, her condition worsened.Her legs started to buckle and her fine motor skills deteriorated even further, forcing her to stop working, driving and walking. Instead, she was forced to rely on a wheelchair.“It was the darkest time in my life and I remember feeling resentment and jealousy toward others who took simple things like walking and driving for granted,” Cruz explained.While she found adapting to life in a wheelchair unfamiliar and challenging, she was determined it would not prevent her from doing the things she loved.“I experienced very difficult days and emotions,” Cruz said. “But my illness taught me that if there is something I really want to do in life but can’t the way I used to, it doesn’t mean I’m incapable, I just need to find another way.”And that’s just what she did.With the help of family and friends at the Grimsby Tennis Club, a GoFundMe page was started to help Cruz purchase a sport wheelchair. The specialized piece of equipment was lighter than most wheelchairs and had slanted wheels to provide more stability and allow for quicker turns.With the new set of wheels and the support of the Aldershot Tennis Club in Burlington and Niagara Academy of Tennis, she got back on the court.“As an athlete, the very last thing I wanted was to be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of my life,” said Cruz, “but playing tennis independently again after being sidelined for five years was very empowering.”With renewed determination and the help of her husband, who is also her coach, Cruz learned how to play tennis in a wheelchair.She now competes in matches and tournaments around the world and serves as an ambassador for the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association.Recently, Cruz also became involved with Tennis Canada to help advocate for the adapted version of the sport that helped her regain her competitive spirit.“I wanted to bring awareness to the sport that changed my life and empower others in similar circumstances,” Cruz said. “Life doesn’t end in a wheelchair. If anything, it has given me more of my life back because now I can play a highly competitive sport again and be a role model to my son and others.”In April 2018, Cruz became the second Brock University Sport Management alumni to be named a National Ambassador at Tennis Canada for raising awareness about wheelchair tennis. Paralympian Joel Dembe (BSM ’07), who was training at the Niagara Academy of Sports in Vineland while he was a Brock student, became a National Ambassador at Tennis Canada in January 2016.To learn more about Cruz’s journey visit her blog at braverthanyourbattle.com.Watch the Tennis Canada Spotlight on Cruz: read more

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first_imgWhen Midland Quarry Products (MQP) started to look at how it could improve the running of its large Cliffe Hill quarry site in Ellistown, Leicestershire, instead of opting for a big fleet renewal it took a different and much more integrated approach to its operation.This involved a completely new multi-million-pound tailored technology and rebuild deal with Finning, incorporating drone technology with training, equipment monitoring and the rebuild of its existing fleet onsite.The first step of the Cat® Financial financed deal has seen MQP’s current Cat fleet retrofitted with Cat Truck Production Management System (TPMS).This solution has in-turn been connected to the Cat MineStar productivity monitoring technology, which collects all of the data from each of the existing four Cat 775F Off Highway Trucks and Cat 992K Wheel Loader onsite.The reason why the technology was immediately fitted to the primary mover fleet, relates to the new approach being taken by MQP, that has been developed in collaboration with experts from the Finning Managed Solutions (FMS) and Caterpillar Job Site Solutions (JSS) teams.Combining this new data, with information collected from the machines as part of the previous onsite service support package, and also delivered by Finning; a model of the health of each machine will be created. This will help the FMS and JSS teams to optimise the time to conduct the rebuild repower strategy for each machine. “It is this strategy that is key to the delivery of the used equipment fleet vision for MQP, as significant savings are being made on the overall life-cycle cost of running the fleet, in comparison to purchasing new equipment. With the rebuild process set to commence in 12 months, with work staggered over a further 12 month timeline, in two years’ time MQP will be the first UK quarry to run a technology managed rebuilt fleet.”To support this timeframe and approach, MQP has also become the first UK quarry to incorporate Redbird drone technology into its vision, in co-ordination with a team approach to Eco-Drive™ training, which includes managers and operators.Data from the drone flights and equipment is being analysed by the FMS team to improve efficiencies and allow for informed decisions to be made for future layouts of the quarry as it develops. For example, GPS information from machine alerts, including breaking and acceleration patterns, are already being combined with drone survey data to spot opportunities to make changes to haul roads.This is all part of a joined up approach to technology and the ongoing development of skills within the operator and manager community, with telemetry data shared to deliver on the technology backed efficiency gains targeted for the site.Phil Bradshaw, Operations Director for MQP: “Our new approach is all about extracting material at the lowest possible cost per tonne, taking into consideration our people and the costs associated with running the equipment. By structuring the solution to give Finning responsibility for the uptime and maintenance of the equipment in one fixed monthly payment, through Cat ® Financial, the only variable we must deal with is fuel.”“So, it is in all our interests to make sure the overall operational costs are kept to a minimum and in order to achieve this, whilst also enhancing H&S on site, we have also built in support for our people with EcoDrive™ operator training.”“But the real step change is the retrofitting of TMPS and the connection to Cat MineStar. This will be the beating heart of our new approach as we make the transition from downloaded data to dynamic dashboard driven monitoring, all supported by the eye-in-the-sky that is Redbird drone technology and the FMS and JSS team.”“Essentially this will fundamentally change the way we operate the site. Operators and managers will be able to monitor production throughout the day, with commercial decisions made possible in a matter of minutes. Weekly meetings with the dedicated FMS Performance Manager to review production trends and asset utilisation will maintain focus on tactical operational decisions.”“To ensure we all stay on track the whole team meet quarterly to review performance against KPI targets and to analyse where improvements can be made and ultimately reduce the costs of extraction. This more detailed analysis includes site conditions, all recorded data and feedback from operators, which all have an impact on productivity, efficiency and most importantly health and safety.”“It is an exciting proposition that has really come together thanks to the original Repair Maintenance and Improvement contract signed with Finning in 2010, which saw the existing fleet brought into the quarry. Because Finning has looked after this equipment ever since, both businesses were confident that we had the information needed to give the units a second life, with the rebuild and repower process. So now we will be running the units for a further 17,000 hours to achieve an impressive 30,500 hour goal.”last_img read more

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← Previous Story Zdenko Kordi is new RK Nexe coach! Next Story → EHF looking for Women’s EHF CL F4 host! Macedonian champion RK Vardar Pro begins the preparation period for the upcoming season with a wish to sign another goalkeeper and right back. That was announced by new sports director Sergei Samsonenko at press conference. In the same time Frisch Auf Goppingen admited that is possible that one of the best scorer last season, right back Zarko Markovic (27) leave the team in direction Skopje. Ex Montenegrian NT player has played already in Skopje at RK Metalurg Skopje. read more

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first_imgApple’s World Wide Developers Conference is just around the corner and starts on June 6. We suspect we’ll hear news of a new iPhone, as well as new versions of both its desktop and mobile operating systems. However, rumors are flying around of another announcement, and this one focuses on Apple’s back-to-school offers.Apple has been offering free or discounted products since about 2006 for students or teachers who purchase a MacBook during the period of May to September. When I bought my MacBook in 2006, I got a free HP all-in-one printer that’s still kicking around. Apple has since offered iPods, and it currently offers an iPod touch. The company has usually made its back-to-school announcement around this time, but never at WWDC, so we’re a little puzzled as to why it might make the announcement there.Though we don’t know for sure if it’s true, Boy Genius Report wrote that one of its sources at Apple told them that its back-to-school special will be either a free iPod touch, or $229 towards the purchases of any iPod. The real kicker is that Apple might be offering students up to $200 off an iPad with the purchase of a Mac.Apple has to do something good this year to compete with Microsoft who just announced it will be giving away free Xbox 360s with the purchase of a Windows 7 PC worth $699 or more.Read more at BGRlast_img read more

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first_imgA new lane will open Tuesday morning to northbound traffic pulling off Interstate 205 at the Northeast 134th Street exit in the Salmon Creek area.The wider offramp is meant to relieve rush-hour traffic congestion that often fills the exit and backs up onto the interstate. The exit widening is part of the $133 million Salmon Creek Interchange project, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.The entire Salmon Creek project was jointly launched by the state and Clark County Public Works in 2010 to improve traffic flow near the confluence of I-5 and I-205. The work includes widening I-5, improving local roads and building a new interchange at Northeast 139th Street.Transportation officials say drivers will next notice a wider interstate north of the 134th Street intersection. Crews from Battle Ground-based general contractor Rotschy Inc. expect to finish widening the section between Northeast 134th and Northeast 179th streets from four to six lanes this summer.Construction is also expected to start this summer on the final stage of the project — building a new interchange at 139th. The project is designed to provide a second east-west route across the interstates and alleviate gridlock on Northeast 134th Street.The Salmon Creek Interchange Project is scheduled for completion in 2014.last_img read more

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first_imgSEATTLE — Doug Baldwin was caught. Not in the sense of getting tackled, but caught being an observer.Baldwin couldn’t help himself. When Seattle’s wide receiver saw that Green Bay had lost, he gave a little fist pump knowing what that meant for the Seahawks.The NFC playoffs could be routed through the Pacific Northwest again.“We can only control what we can control and so we’re focused on us,” Baldwin said.The Seahawks knocked their most heated rival out of contention Sunday behind another stingy defensive effort and Marshawn Lynch’s 91 yards rushing and a touchdown in Seattle’s 17-7 win over San Francisco.Gone are the 49ers from the postseason conversation. Now the question is whether Seattle (10-4) can win its final two games — at Arizona and vs. St. Louis — and potentially land the No. 1 seed in the NFC for the second straight season.The opportunity at home-field advantage was implausible four weeks ago when the Seahawks were 6-4 and teetering in the NFC playoff picture. After four straight wins and the Packers’ loss at Buffalo on Sunday, the Seahawks have the chance at more than just a postseason berth.“I don’t care about that stuff right now,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “We have two more games to play and we have one more game that’s at hand right now. That’s all we got. The rest of it doesn’t matter.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe boy is now in the care of family members. The Department of Children and Families is also investigating.Mercado was ordered held without bail pending a hearing.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. LAWRENCE, Mass. (WSVN) – A boy called police after finding drugs stashed in his father’s suitcase, telling police, “I think my dad sells drugs.”Police said the 11-year-old boy found 212 grams of heroin and fentanyl in his 40-year-old father’s belongings, prompting a phone call to the city’s police department.After obtaining an arrest warrant, officers searched the man’s luggage and found the drugs packed in multiple plastic bags, as well as several other empty bags, authorities said.The suspect’s son told police that he had seen him conducting a drug deal earlier in the day. Officers estimated the drugs to be worth about $8,500.“I commend this young man for being brave enough to come forward and report that these dangerous substances were in his home,” Lawrence Police Chief James Fitzpatrick said. “It is frightening to consider that the drugs the boy found are strong enough to cause serious harm to full grown adults, merely by being in their presence, and to consider what could have happened had he not immediately called for help from law enforcement.”The father, Yamil Mercado, 41, turned himself into police. He is charged with heroin trafficking and reckless endangerment of a child.In court Friday, prosecutors told the judge that the boy knew his father had a history of selling drugs. last_img read more

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first_img https://twitter.com/aclfestival/status/1123270792018444289 Austin City Limits Announces 2019 Lineup austin-city-limits-2019-lineup-billie-eilish-tame-impala-cardi-b-21-savage-more Facebook The two-weekend, three-day Texas festival has announced that it also boasts Thom Yorke, The Raconteurs, Lizzo, Kali Uchis, Rosalia, Natalia Lafourcade, Jenny Lewis, Lil Uzi Vert and more. The fest will take place at Zilker Park on Oct. 4–6 and Oct. 11–13.RELATED: Inside Austin City Limits Festival 2018 With The Recording AcademyFor more information on tickets, visit their website.In Reopening Webster Hall, Jay-Z Transforms Rivals Into Old Friends Austin City Limits 2019 Lineup: Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, Cardi B, 21 Savage & More Twitter The Texas fest will take place at Zilker Park on Oct. 4–6 and Oct. 11–13Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Apr 30, 2019 – 10:53 am Austin City Limits will have a range of acts on their 2019 lineup, including Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, 21 Savage, The Cure, Childish Gambino, Robyn and more.  Email News last_img read more

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first_img 5 See It See It 1:26 As part of the sign-in service, Apple will also generate a random email linked to third-party apps if you don’t want to give up your own email. That way app developers can stay in touch without actually capturing your address. Sign In will work on Macs, the Apple Watch and iOS, the mobile operating system that powers the iPhone and iPad.  It’s also part of Apple’s ongoing plan to make privacy one of its key selling points in direct contrast to its rivals, which use sign-on services to help craft a profile of users so they can better serve lucrative, targeted ads as part of what some are calling surveillance capitalism. Since Apple generates its revenue from the sale of devices and services, and not ads, it isn’t as interested in your information. See also Apple iOS 13: New Siri voice, camera tools, Dark Mode for iPhone New Mac Pro makes its debut, starts at $5,999 Apple gives the iPad its own OS Returning to Apple’s WWDC after 20 years, now with 5 OSes instead of 1 Get all the latest from WWDC Boost Mobile $999 46 Photos Apple CEO Tim Cook (left) consults with Chief Design Officer Jony Ive at WWDC 2019.  James Martin/CNET With its Sign In with Apple — an alternative to single sign-on services offered by rivals Facebook and Google, unveiled at the company’s WWDC keynote — Apple says it’s offering a new way to vouch for your identity with your favorite apps or services.  But it’s more than that. Sign In is also a direct challenge to the idea you need to “pay a heavy privacy price” for the convenience of a sign-on service, says Guy “Bud” Tribble, vice president of software technology at Apple. While its rivals track you so they can keep tabs on your online activities and collect personal info, Apple and CEO Tim Cook have said that privacy is a “fundamental human right.””It’s not rocket science to say, ‘Hey wouldn’t that be great to have that without the tracking part of it,'” Tribble said in an interview after the new service was unveiled to applause at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. “Our whole point of view is giving more control to the user over things like their data.” $999 Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them now $999 See it reading • At WWDC 2019, Apple touts Sign In as convenient without privacy hit Apple iPhone XS $999 • WWDC 2019 Privacy Facebook Google Apple Apple HomeKit Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Sprint Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Everything Apple announced from its WWDC 2019 keynote That’s put a spotlight on Facebook and Google, which do make the majority of their money on personalized ads. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai have stressed during their own developer conferences in the last few months that they too care about your data and are working on building more privacy protections into their products. “We’re not really taking a shot at anybody,” Cook said in an interview with CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell. “We focus on the user. And the user wants the ability to go across numerous properties on the web without being under surveillance…I actually think it’s a very reasonable request for people to make,”Google declined to comment on Apple’s sign-in feature, while Facebook didn’t comment.A natural extensionSign In came about partly because some of Apple’s own employees started questioning these services and whether it could do better. “Some of us have probably used social media single-sign on ourselves,” Tribble said with a chuckle. Apple got its start by giving people more control over their computing, said Tribble, a member of the original Macintosh design team. So giving people more control over their data is a natural extension, he added. Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? WWDC 2019: A quick visual recap of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote Share your voice Best Buy Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now It’s a middle ground between browsers that let trackers run loose and more privacy-focused options like the Brave browser. It’s also an example of the kind of innovation that leads to protecting your data even if a service is free, Tribble said.”Privacy should be available in every device and in every service,” Tribble said, in response to an editorial by Google CEO Sundar Pichai saying that “privacy shouldn’t be a luxury good,” a knock on Apple’s high prices for its iPhones, iPads and Macs.Tribble, meanwhile, supports privacy regulation and believes the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which just passed its first year on the books, is a good model. He said he hopes US regulators learn from it, noting that GDPR “got a lot of things right.”  Getting secure in the Home(kit)Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video emerged as a reaction to the explosion of smart home cameras in the market, Tribble said.Under Apple’s system, the video would go through a HomeKit-enabled device, which handles the object detection and analysis, and then encrypts the video and sends it to Apple’s servers. Unlike other smart home video companies, Apple has no way to see the video. The user can access the video with a unique key to decrypt the footage, he said.homekitCraig Federighi, head of software for Apple, talks about HomeKit Secure Video. James Martin/CNET Likewise, the company also introduced its HomeKit Routers program, which is a deal with routers makers to put up firewalls around connected devices in the home.”The last thing you want is a home with lightbulbs and switches open to the wide internet,” Tribble said.It’s one of the many areas where Apple is trying to put a stake in the ground in privacy.”We’ve been taking this approach for years,” he said. “That’s not something we just came up with in the last year. That gives us the different perspective than some of the other companies who are coming at this recently.”CNET’s Queenie Wong and Richard Nieva contributed to this report. The story originally published at 8 a.m. PT. Update, 12:27 a.m. PT: Adds comment from Tim Cook. 11:25 a.m. PT: Adds background and details about Apple’s policy.  Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See All Comments See It Now playing: Watch this: Tags WWDC 2019 Apple Event Phones Security Back then, that meant making things simpler and easier to understand. With privacy, he said, it’s no different.While Apple wouldn’t say how many developers it expects to embrace Sign In, its policy states that any developer offering Facebook and Google sign-ins need to adopt Apple’s as well. Another WWDC announcement, an update to iOS 13 that will allow you to only let an app track your location once, is a way of subtly showing users how their location data might be used, Tribble said. While the goal is to design user interfaces and experiences that ask your permission each time an app asks for personal information and spell out how that data is being used, he acknowledged, “our job is never done.”But it starts with companies acknowledging that it’s their job to help consumers understand what’s going on with their data. Tribble believes Apple has led in this area.”Apple has done more than most in pushing our industry forward and being an example of how to do that,” he said.Taking privacy seriouslyApple reviews 100,000 apps a week, and Tribble said the company rejects 40 percent of those apps — many for privacy reasons. The company has made it a priority to stamp out apps that try to fool users, or seek out permissions on your phone they have no right to ask for.That’s not to say there isn’t an opportunity to do business with Apple. He talked about a technique called “privacy-protected ad-click attribution,” or a way for Apple’s Safari browser to track what ads you’ve clicked but mask your specific details as it sends the information to advertisers. Privacy should be available in every device and in every service. Bud Tribble, VP of software technology at Applelast_img read more

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