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first_imgHe is one of the big achievers as well as newsmakers to come from New Zealand for a career now spanning more than a decade.Despite making news for losing captaincy to former skipper Brendon McCullum and sharing an uncomfortable relationship with coach Mike Hesson, many overlook the fact that Ross Taylor averages 45 in both limited overs and Test cricket. Its no mean feat for underachieving Black Caps outfits over the years.The 33-year-old middle order star has played for four franchises in the IPL including Royal Challengers Bangalore, at a time when Virat Kohli wasn’t the standout player he is today.Taylor in an exclusive interview to India Today opens up on Virat’s transformation from a young batting star to being one of the world’s best. He also candidly admits New Zealand will have to be at their very best to just compete against the current Indian limited overs outfit in the upcoming series. Excerpts…Q. It’s festive season in India these days. Do you think New Zealand can spoil the Indian party?A. You try to win everything you play. But we know it will be tough. We play them a lot but India is always very good at home. We will have to be at our best to compete.Q. I have always wondered what it is like for a Kiwi to play in India against India. Must be quite lonely unlike in the IPL where you have enough support home and away..A. India is a unique place to play and a place I have always enjoyed. Indian crowds are knowledgeable and they love the game. Players have had enough IPL games now to have a following. I have played for four different teams. The Indian crowds will try their best to enjoy good cricket.advertisementQ. It must feel good to get some runs under your belt with the hundred you got in the practice game..A. Practice game or whatever, it’s good to spend some time out there. Its been quite cold back home and to come in the heat and humidity here has affected the players a little bit. But hopefully the two hit outs will prepare us well. Wankhede is a lovely stadium to play cricket in and the team is looking forward to that.Q. You will play some high quality spin in the one day series. Particularly the way the Indian wrist spinners got going against Australia, last?A. Anytime you play India, spin will be a big factor. The way they play our spinners and the way we have to combat their spin. We have had a good hit out. Nadeem and Karn Sharma also put us under pressure at numerous times and the way we go against spin, will go a long way in knowing how we go in this series.Q. The team would have kept an eye on the India Australia series..A. You need to. But a lot of time you play here, the conditions vary from city to city. Some will turn a little bit and some will turn from ball one. We will have to assess and play according.Q. For India its not spin alone that’s doing well. Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah with the new ball and at the death and Hardik Pandya to support makes a impressive attack here..A. The whole balance of the Indian side is impressive. Fast bowlers with Bhuvi swinging it early and also Bumrah. Hardik is turning himself into a world class all rounder. We know we have to be at top of our game. Their batting line up as well, our bowlers will have to be at their best. But it was a good series here last time, we lost 3-2. We have fond memories here and hopefully we can get one better.Q. You have never been shy of playing the horizontal bat shot. You would want to use the slog sweep against spin?A. I made a name for myself playing the slog sweep in IPL for Bangalore. It may not be my best shot. In saying that when it comes off and goes for a six, it’s enjoyable. Fingers crossed it works.Q. You played with Virat Kohli for RCB at the start of the IPL. What’s your take on his transformation from where he was just another batsman to being one of the best today?A. Look I have enjoyed watching Virat grow and have followed his progress from the young player of 2008 for RCB to the player he is now. Him and Williamson are very similar. Batsmen who ask questions at a very young age and you can see the class at very young age.advertisementTo see him where he is today and the consistency he has and now with the added responsibility of captaining the country that he has taken with both hands. I am sure for the next however long he wants to play, he will be one of the best players of all time to have played the game. Which is high praise for a player of his age.Q. One thing that’s hasn’t changed about him is his attitude and aggression..A. At the end of the day, when you play the game you have to be true to yourself. And I love his aggression which rubs off on other players and as opposition you know you are in a contest when you play against him. I don’t think it will change with Virat until the time he does retire. He is a fantastic player to watch and one has to be always competitive against him.Q. Talking about you, it would feel good to have someone like Kane Williamson coming alone to take the pressure of you. You were the captain a few years ago and had a lot on your plate..A. In a way for me it’s now trying to take as much responsibility off Kane . He is a world class player in his own right and captain ship can sometimes affect players. So myself Guptill and Latham have to try and take pressure of Kane so he can do his main skill and score runs and win games for us.Q. Is the team confident they can pull off anything special in this short one day and T20 series? Any predictions? A. You don’t make too many predictions against India. We know we will have to be at our best to compete. If we can master our skills and execute our game plans we can hopefully put this very good Indian side under some pressure and you never know from there.Q.  Let’s close this with some quick-fire t20 questions. I will throw in some names and wait for your response..A. Martin Crowe — mentor and a massive influenceMartin Guptill  — a good friend and team mate. He just needs a hair cut, it’s too bright for me.Brendon McCullum — swashbuckling opener, a very good captain and has taken his team forward. Just speaks too much sometimes.Mike Hesson — short and very good coach. played a big part in evolution of this side.IPL — Great to be a part of and thoroughly enjoyed being part of four different sides.Retirement — not far away.last_img read more

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first_img After the final play, Michigan’s players raced towards the corner of the end zone to jump into the stands to celebrate with their fans. Some were a bit miffed as to why the Wolverines were going so crazy after surviving against a team they were 22-point favorites to beat.What a game!No. 7 Michigan comes up big in 2OT to avoid the upset. pic.twitter.com/EvfMcaPjpS— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 7, 2019Did Michigan’s players really just climb into the crowd to celebrate beating Army in overtime?— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 7, 2019Did Michigan’s players really just climb into the crowd to celebrate beating Army in overtime?— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 7, 2019Regardless, Michigan is 2-0 and still has a shot at the College Football Playoff. A loss would almost certainly have doomed the Wolverines.Michigan next gets Wisconsin on the road in two weeks. That should be a big test. Shea Patterson throws the ball against Army.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 7: Shea Patterson #2 of the Michigan Wolverines passes the ball against the Army Black Knights during the first half at Michigan Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)Michigan struggled to move the ball against Army all afternoon, but in the end, the Wolverines found a way to win. Some are wondering if the players went a little overboard in celebrating their victory, however.Michigan survived regulation just barely, as Army kicker Cole Talley narrowly missed a 50-yard field goal attempt as time expired. In overtime, the Black Knights scored first on a six-yard run by Kelvin Hopkins Jr.Michigan struck back on a three-yard touchdown run by Zach Charbonnet, and then took the lead on a field goal in double-overtime.Army struggled to move the ball on its final possession. The drive culminated in a sack and a fumble that Michigan recovered.last_img read more

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first_img Why Fresh Hops Are Essentially the Magic Sauce of Craft Beer Editors’ Recommendations Budeweiser/FacebookThere’s nothing more American than … Budwesier? When one of the most well-known lagers in the world announced that it would be rebranded as “America” in summer 2016, we were all a little skeptical. (Budwesier has its roots in Milwaukee, but the brewery is owned by the Belgian-Brazilian mega company, Anheuser-Busch InBev). However, Bud is still doing everything it can to ingratiate itself to the U.S. audience, including tapping a founding father for a new beer idea.Announced this May, Freedom Reserve Red Lager is Budweiser’s latest addition to the Reserve Collection, a limited-edition series that has, thus far, celebrated all things ‘Murica. The kicker? Freedom Reserve is “inspired by George Washington’s hand-penned recipe from his personal military journal dating back to 1757,” according to a press release.Say what? It looks like Barack Obama wasn’t the only U.S. president with a penchant for homebrewing.Budweiser neglected to share what Washington’s recipe called for, but we’re assuming it said something along the lines of “the dankest of all the hops” grown in the “state that will eventually be named after me,” which is coincidentally the largest producer of hops in the country.Just kidding. Budwesier’s new red lager uses “toasted barley grains for a slightly sweet aroma with a touch of hops, a rich caramel malt taste and a smooth finish with a hint of molasses. The beer will be available in two packages: a classic stubby bottle and a one-pint can.A portion of the summer sales from this limited-edition brew will raise money for Folds of Honor, a nonprofit that provides educational scholarships to the families of military members that are killed or injured during service. Bud has already raised $14 million for the organization to-date.“To call Budweiser a partner would be an understatement – they are considered family to us and the 3,000 families their donations help to support,” said Major Dan Rooney, founder and CEO of Folds of Honor, in a press release. “Freedom Reserve is a great testament to their unwavering dedication and compassion for our armed forces and we salute them.”Freedom Reserve will be available May through September 2018. After that, Budwesier will still be trying to brew beer in space. Elysian Brewing Celebrates Moon Landing Anniversary with Special Labels The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana The Best Oktoberfest Beers to Sip On This Season Goose Island Releases 2019 Bourbon County Stout Lineuplast_img read more

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first_imgIn an effort to improve the island’s Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (MSME) sector, the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) has partnered with two entities to assist them with implementing standards and quality systems within their organisations. To this end, two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) were signed on Thursday (January 17), between the BSJ and the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA); and the BSJ and the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) at the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, in Kingston. The initiative falls under the BSJ partnership programme, which was conceptualised in 2010 and is designed to enhance the competitiveness of MSMEs. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, said the undertaking signals a demonstration of the commitment of all the parties to improving Jamaica’s ability to trade, through the implementation of standards and quality systems. He said the BSJ will invest its resources in offering technical assistance to MSMEs to train them to implement standards within their organisations. “Quality management system has become a buzz terminology in the business environment as the value of systems and procedures is recognised. The success of any quality system requires the total commitment of management and the entire organisation,” he emphasised. The Minister said it has long been established that MSMEs have been major contributors to economic growth in any developing country. “As Jamaica faces serious challenges in our trade deficit with our international partners, we must strengthen the ability of these MSMEs to engage in international trade. It is therefore fundamental that there is a greater level of partnership between private and public sector entities and increased collaboration within public sector entities,” Mr. Hylton argued. Meanwhile, BSJ Executive Director, Yvonne Hall, said creating a level of awareness regarding the importance of standards is critical in building the island’s business sector. “We are mindful of the various challenges faced by the business sector and especially the MSMEs. We have committed to embarking on a more collaborative approach to overcoming these many challenges,” she added. For his part, JBDC Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Harold Davis, said the knowledge and application of international quality standards for MSMEs cannot be over-emphasised and is paramount to the success of the sector. “Ultimately, we hope that this MoU and the work that is to ensue from (it) will improve the quality of the offerings from the sector, facilitating increased trade, both locally and internationally, and (will) lead towards a sustained, competitive and growing MSME sector,” he said.In his remarks, President of the JMA, Brian Pengelley, said both parties have ensured that the two-year agreement is practical and will deliver results.“The JMA is in the process of identifying trainers to be trained from within the industry along with staff members from the JMA, who will deliver training to over 50 manufacturers,” he said.The BSJ is a statutory body established by the Standards Act of 1968 to promote and encourage standardization in relation to commodities, processes and practices. However, over the years, its role has been expanded to include the provision of services in relation to conformity assessment (certification, inspection and testing, and calibration) and metrology.Its main activities include: facilitating the development of standards and other requirements to which particular commodities, services, practices and processes must comply; monitoring for compliance; conducting tests and calibrating instruments; certifying products and management systems; providing industrial training; and promoting research and education in standardization.last_img read more

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first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Port of Gothenburg, February 20, 2014 Print  Close zoom The Port of Gothenburg’s campaign for a cleaner shipping industry is continuing to bear fruit. During 2013, 49 vessels took part in the programme. In total, they saved 120 tonnes of sulphur emissions. Shipping companies that switch to marine gas oil, LNG or another similar fuel with a maximum of 0.1 per cent sulphur content while operating in the Port of Gothenburg can take part in the environmental campaign. They will be rewarded with up to SEK 250,000 per year per vessel.In total, SEK 4 million was paid out during 2013 as part of the environmental campaign. The goal is to reduce emissions from shipping in Gothenburg and to facilitate preparations in the lead-up to the new EU Sulphur Directive, which will come into effect in 2015. The campaign is funded through the port charge, which for many years has meant payment of a surcharge if a ship’s fuel sulphur content exceeds 0.5 per cent.“In 2013, the campaign resulted in savings of 120 tonnes of sulphur emissions, which is 13 tonnes more than in 2012″, says Anna Jivén, acting Environmental Manager at the Port of Gothenburg.B-Gas took part in the campaign in 2013 with nine vessels.“We want to support innovative initiatives related to a cleaner environment and it felt perfectly natural to be part of the Port of Gothenburg work in this area,” says Kim Kristensen, President of B-Gas.The environmental programme is subject to strict controls. The Port of Gothenburg is co-funding a study currently being conducted at Chalmers University of Technology where a research group at the Department of Earth and Space Sciences is monitoring vessels entering or leaving the port.“Flue gas plumes are analysed via a measuring station located on the roof of the Älvsborg fortress. This allows us to measure the level of sulphur in the fuel and to determine how effective the sulphur programme actually is,” says Anna Jivén. My locationlast_img read more

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first_imgMay 19, 2014 zoom Three new state-of-the-art 27,000 cbm LNG/Multigas Carriers for Evergas, are to be built featuring the integrated Wärtsilä solution, comprising the main propulsion equipment, the gas fuel supply system, and the cargo handling system.This order is an extension of the one placed in 2013 for a series of three similar vessels. The ships are being built by the Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (SOE) shipyard in China, and feature an advanced design that offers very high efficiency and unparalleled flexibility. The order was signed in March 2014.“Wärtsilä is extremely pleased to continue this valuable cooperation with Evergas and SOE. The concept that has been developed has proven to be extremely successful as evidenced by the fact that it is being continued for a further three vessels. Our integrated solution fully meets the design criteria for excellent fuel economy as well as superb redundancy,” says Jaakko Eskola, Senior Executive Vice President & President, Ship Power, Wärtsilä Corporation.“These vessels are the largest, most flexible and advanced multigas carriers yet to be built. By utilising Wärtsilä dual-fuel propulsion machinery capable of running on clean LNG, the ships will be Tier III compliant and have a minimal environmental footprint, which is important to our company. We appreciate Wärtsilä’s valuable cooperation in this newbuild programme, and we are pleased that this extended order allows us to continue this excellent cooperation,” says Martin Ackermann, CEO of Evergas.For each vessel Wärtsilä will supply two Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel main engines, two Wärtsilä 20DF auxiliary gensets, the gearbox, and the controllable pitch propeller. Wärtsilä will also supply the Cargo Handling System with reliquefaction and an integrated LNG fuel supply system, enabling the vessels to utilize the LNG energy even further. This integration means that less energy and power is needed for cooling the cargo, thereby increasing both the efficiency and the environmental sustainability.The delivery of the 178 metre long vessels will take place during 2015. Wärtsilä’s cooperation with the shipyard will continue until the vessels are launched.last_img read more

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first_imgzoom The casino ship Escapade, that got stranded on a sandbar off the coast of Tybee Island, Georgia last month is back at sea.Namely, the vessel, owned by  Tradewinds Casino Cruise was reported to have headed out to open waters for the first time since its grounding on Wednesday night, according to local media.The Escapade casino ship ran aground on her maiden voyage near the coast of Georgia, USA, around midnight, July 16th.A tow company was called in to assist with the salvage of the vessel and the removal of passengers, but the initial efforts were unsuccessful, leading to a towlines breakage.The stranded Escapade casino ship managed to free itself on its own with a little push from the high tide and returned to its home dock at the Bull River Marina the day after.Press Release, August 7, 2014last_img read more

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first_imgA sculptor who uses the traditional tools of chisel and knife to carve pieces of wood into works of art has been recognized for his depictions of the province’s Acadian experience. Cape Breton sculptor William Roach, is the recipient of the 2005 Grand Pré Prize. Chris d’Entremont, Minister of Acadian Affairs, presented Mr. Roach with an award of $1,500 today, Sept. 23 at the Grou Tyme Festival in Halifax. “William Roach is a talented Nova Scotia artist whose work depicts the province’s traditional Acadian culture,” said Mr. d’Entremont. “Through his work, he interprets and shares the Acadian experience with the world.” The award, which is issued every two years, was established in 1987 to recognize Nova Scotia artists whose work reflects Acadian cultural values and traditions, while demonstrating excellence and originality. The prize may be awarded for performing arts and film, visual arts and crafts, or literary arts. Mr. Roach is an Acadian artist, born, raised and still living in Cheticamp. He is self-taught and made the decision to start a full-time artistic practice in 1988. The use of chisel and knife to carve pieces of wood into small gifts is an Acadian tradition. Mr. Roach continues using the hand-hewn method, making the conscious decision not to use powered tools. “I find that each piece of wood is already something waiting to be liberated,” he said. “I just carve a little here and there, and all of a sudden, life comes into it. The wood becomes what it was supposed to be.” His work is whimsical and lively, always vibrantly coloured and always original. The sculptures, in their method of creation and subject matter, speak of the Acadian experience as it has been and as it is today. Mr. Roach’s sculptures are in collections around the world. He has told his story in numerous television and radio interviews and his art work has been represented in more than 10 publications. In 2002, Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson requested a private audience with Mr. Roach at his studio in Cheticamp.last_img read more

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first_imgLondon: Margot Robbie rejects the notion that one should not work with their family members in Hollywood. The Oscar-nominated actor believes collaborating with her husband, Tom Ackerley was a “huge advantage” for her. The couple, who got married in 2016, are the founders of LuckyChap Entertainment production banner through which they have made films such as I, Tonya, Terminal and the upcoming Birds of Prey. In an interview with Psychologies magazine, the 28-year-old actor said her personal relationship with her spouse adds to their professional collaboration. “I’ve been told by many people in showbiz that it’s a really bad idea to work with loved ones or close friends but I don’t see it that way at all. I think it’s a huge advantage for me to be able to work with Tom. We know each other so well and we enjoy being able to develop and work on projects together,” Robbie said. Her film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood releases on July 26.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: He might be donning the United Arab Emirates (UAE) jersey, but rookie off-spinner Rishabh Mukherjee has his eyes set on representing India in the future. For now though, he is eager to shine for the UAE at the U-19 World Cup next year to further fuel his dream. Born in a northern pocket of the city, 18-year-old Rishabh moved to Dubai with his family at the age of five. Son to a father who also played cricket but could not realise his dream, Rishabh broke into the UAE U-19 side and helped them qualify for the World Cup earlier this year, followed by the Asia Cup. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja In the ongoing Asia Cup in Sri Lanka, Rishabh had six wickets in three matches even as UAE bowed out of the competition, failing to win a single game. With the World Cup now slated to take place in January next year in South Africa, Rishabh wants to continue his good show with the ball and take baby steps towards achieving his ultimate desire of playing for the Men in Blue. “My dream is to play for India. I wish to move back to Kolkata and try and get into the Bengal team by getting into a first division club after the U-19 World Cup is over. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway “I am ready to start all over again. I have spoken to many coaches back home and they have encouraged me,” Rishabh told IANS from Katunayake. With the family staying in Dubai since 2006, Rishabh could get into the cricket team without hassle after impressing the selectors in the Inter Academy League in Dubai earlier this year. “I was actually preparing for club cricket because I was planning on going back to Kolkata. “And for the last two years, I’ve been working very hard. Luckily I performed in the Inter Academy League with the ball and got called into the UAE U-19 camp. “In the camp, there were two selection games in which I took five wickets in one and four wickets in the other. All this happened in February.” Rishabh was drafted into the UAE U-19 side that took part in the World Cup qualifiers in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in April. “I took nine wickets there in five matches. We qualified for the World Cup,” he said. Rishabh also did well in the Asia Cup qualifiers which took place a week after the World Cup qualifiers. “In the four games I played, I grabbed seven wickets. I did not bowl in one game.” Rishabh was interested in football initially, but bouts of asthma did not allow him to pursue the sport. “I couldn’t do that so my dad asked me to try cricket. From there I joined the school team. My dad (Pradipta Mukherjee) used to play professional cricket when he was a teenager, but couldn’t achieve his dreams. “He wants to see me and my brother play the highest level of cricket which was his dream. Basically he wants to live his dream through us. So all these things inspired me to start and continue to play cricket,” said Rishabh, who idolises Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon and will soon be starting his classes at Manipal University in Dubai. “I’m not a big fan of variations, I personally think off spin can be bowled in different ways and Nathan Lyon does that the best.”last_img read more

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Woman’s Resource Society, Poverty Outreach Store has put out the call they need help with food and hygiene products.As posted to the FB page they have lots of kidney and chickpeas, yet the food room is getting low and the shelves could use an infusion of items to help patrons. Items that could help the Outreach Store include; Powdered Milk Easy-open foods with pull tops Canned meat, veggies and fruit Soups School Snacks Juice Pasta Cereal Sauces CondimentsWinter ClothingHygiene ItemsThe FSJ Woman’s Resource Society asks all food and hygiene products must be unopened and have expiry dates.They also ask you call ahead if you have other donations; (250) 787-1121Fort St. John’s Woman’s Resource Society is located at 10051 – 100th Avelast_img read more

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first_imgCAIRO – Ten Egyptians, including a journalist working for a Muslim Brotherhood newspaper, were each sentenced on Monday to a year in jail for protesting against a constitutional referendum, judicial sources said.Egypt adopted in January a new constitution after the previous one, approved during the presidency of Mohammad Morsi, was suspended when he was ousted last July.The 10 defendants were found guilty of “attempts to derail the constitutional referendum” held on January 14 and 15, and “disturbing public order,” the sources said. Journalist Samah Ibrahim was arrested while covering a demonstration by supporters of Morsi, Egypt’s first elected and civilian president who ruled for a year before his overthrow.That demonstration in Cairo called for a boycott of the referendum, as Morsi’s supporters refused to recognise the military-installed government that promised a “democratic transition” following his ouster.Since the ouster of Morsi, the authorities have launched a relentless crackdown on his supporters and his Muslim Brotherhood movement.Amnesty International says more than 1,400 people have been killed in the crackdown and thousands more jailed.The Muslim Brotherhood itself has been designated “terrorist organisation” and participating in any of its demonstrations is punishable by up to five years in prison.Several television channels linked to the movement have already been shut down, while its mouthpiece Al-Horreya wal Adala where Ibrahim worked has been banned.last_img read more

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A cooperation agreement announced today between the United Nations and a global crop technology company seeks to develop new technologies that can support sustainable development through the use of bio-energy crops in tropical regions.Energy crops, such as the Jatropha curcas flowering plant, can be processed to produce a high-quality biodiesel fuel usable in standard diesel engines, increasing the potential for developing countries to maximize their resources, create jobs and increase incomes in rural areas.The partnership deal was signed by Director-General of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Kandeh K. Yumkella, and the chief executive of Quinvita, Henk Joos. “On the side of UNIDO, we see the potential of energy crops in developing countries. They can be key for producing green, renewable energy and for poverty reduction through the diversification of income for smallholder farmers. We will strive to combine the scientific, technical and financial resources of Quinvita and UNIDO to cooperate on the development of novel bio-energy crops,” said Philippe Scholtès, Director of UNIDO’s agribusiness development branch. In a news release issued by UNIDO, the agency notes that Quinvita was chosen as a partner because of its experience, knowledge and technology used to work with Jatropha plantations, as well as its advancements working with other traditional and new industrial crops.The two entities have already started cooperating in a project on the potential of bio-energy crops in West Africa, jointly implemented by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE). 3 November 2011A cooperation agreement announced today between the United Nations and a global crop technology company seeks to develop new technologies that can support sustainable development through the use of bio-energy crops in tropical regions. read more

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A Hamilton manufacturer says an impending purchase from CN Rail will mean jobs.CN says it plans to buy 350 lumber cars to meet increasing demand for forest products.The cars will be manufactured by National Steel Car.“National Steel Car has been building new freight cars for CN since 1919 and we are honoured to have the opportunity to continue to support CN and the customers they serve,” said Gregory J. Aziz, chairman and CEO of National Steel Car Limited.The company says the purchase will mean hiring more than 250 employees at its Hamilton assembly plant.The plant currently employees around 1,500 people.Deliveries are expected to begin in September.“CN’s investment in new cars to be built at National Steel Car’s Hamilton plant is huge for the city,” said Bob Bratina, MP for Hamilton East – Stoney Creek.CN says it is also looking at an option to purchase or lease an additional 300 cars. read more

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first_imgAs much as Apple and Google would like to try and claim otherwise, malicious apps or apps that could be easily exploited do make their way to the App Store and the Google Play Store. Just like anything else with a screen, it is very important to be aware of what you click and read popup boxes when they appear.Just like every other computer system out there, you are as safe as you choose to be on mobile devices. Google and Apple do what they can to limit your exposure to the worst of what could exist in their respective app stores, but there’s still plenty of other apps that either walk the line between good and evil or are simply destined to get your in trouble eventually.Recently the Google Play Store was home to an app that promised to bring Apple’s iMessage service to Android. It was made by a third party and had a few reviews that claimed parts of the service actually worked. It didn’t take long for the app to be pulled from the Google Play Store for obvious reasons, but the excitement that followed the appearance of this not-quite-iMessage on the Google Play Store is cause enough to really evaluate how and why you install apps on your smartphone and tablet.The iMessage app that showed up on the Google Play Store didn’t appear to be intentionally malicious. The developer had figured out a clever way to basically redirect the messages through a Chinese hosted server that was hiding the source of the messages. The app was buggy and sometimes messages would only travel one way, but the dev made it clear that this was a work in progress.The biggest problem with this kind of workaround is the lack of control. All of your messages and the messages sent by others to you were being sent through a server maintained by some random guy. He doesn’t work for Apple, and you know absolutely nothing about the kind of security he has or anything about the setup. Essentially, there’s no way to know what was really going on behind the scenes. Even if you assume he had the best of intentions, using iMessage Chat for Android was an all around bad idea.Most of the time it’s much easier to tell when an app is a bad idea. A lot of things get pushed to the Google Play Store (and Apple’s App Store) just to see who they can ensnare before it gets pulled. The Halo 3 App that turned out to be a chess game and the dozens of BlackBerry Messenger apps that showed up on the Play Store alongside their recent failed launch are just a pair of examples that happen all the time on both platforms. These apps exist explicitly to be malicious and grab as much information from users as possible before the app gets removed by the maintainer of whichever app store they are targeting. Either way, there’s some pretty clear ways to avoid this kind of thing.The best thing you can do to keep yourself safe is pay attention to what apps install. Every Play Store app specifically shows you what that software requests access to when it is installed on your device. If you’re installing a video game that wants access to your contacts list or your call and message history, for example, there’s a problem. These are all plainly spelled out before you install an app for Android.Apple, on the other hand, lets the user choose when specific features are enabled after the app is installed. A popup asking if the app can have access to certain features on the phone will appear, and the user can choose to give the app access to that information or not. In either situation, it is very important to stop, read, and decide whether or not you really want to allow that app to have access to your data.Before you even get to the install screen, however, you should carefully take a look its reviews. This is an important thing to do for two reasons. First, many app developers are in the habit of purchasing overly positive reviews to make their app look good on the first day. It’s important to look for the negative comments to see what they have to say. If you don’t see any negative comments, that’s the biggest red flag you can imagine.Second, you should see what actual users think of the app — is especially important for Android users. The Google Play Store breaks up reviews into per device categories, so you can make sure people using the same Android phone or tablet as you have enjoyed the experience so far. In both cases, you will quickly find that negative comments with save you from installing potentially malicious apps on your device.For many of us, this may seem like common sense stuff. It’s a variation of the same thing that has been true for a long time now with computers. Read before your click, understand what you are reading, and ask if you don’t understand. Don’t install something that looks shady, even if your friends tell you it is alright. Most people put deeply personal information on their smartphones, and installing an app from a third party that has access to that information is like asking a random stranger to walk into a room full of your personal information and not peek at anything you’ve left laying around. Even if it isn’t in their best interest to peek at that information, and even if they have the best of intentions, you’re still being asked to trust them to be as careful with your information as they are with their own.You are as safe as you choose to be, plain and simple.last_img read more

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first_imgIsraeli police recommend charging Prime Minister Netanyahu with bribery and corruption Netanyahu addressed the nation as the news broke tonight, proclaiming his innocence. By AFP ISRAELI POLICE HAVE said they are recommending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment for bribery, fraud and breach of public trust following long-running investigations into two cases of alleged corruption.Police issued a statement describing the recommendations, which will now go to the attorney general, who is expected to take weeks or months to decide how to move forward.Netanyahu addressed the nation as the news broke tonight, proclaiming his innocence.A prime minister who is facing such police recommendations or who has been formally charged with offences is not obliged to resign.Various Israeli media have reported that police had informed Netanyahu’s lawyers that they were recommending his indictment in both corruption cases involving him that they have been investigating.Police have been investigating Netanyahu over suspicions that he received expensive gifts, including pricey cigars, from wealthy supporters such as Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan and Australian billionaire James Packer.His wife allegedly received bottles of pink champagne.The gifts were reportedly worth some tens of thousands of dollars.Police have also been probing allegations that Netanyahu sought a secret deal for favourable coverage with the publisher of top-selling newspaper Yediot Aharonot.© – AFP 2018Read: Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecutionMore: Over 600 cats and dogs rehomed by ISPCA following closure of research facility Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Image: Ronen Zvulun via PA Images Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday 13 Feb 2018, 7:40 PM Share15 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img 57 Comments Feb 13th 2018, 7:40 PM Image: Ronen Zvulun via PA Images http://jrnl.ie/3850578 Short URL 10,114 Views last_img read more

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first_imgStay on target Fashion has long been a way to distinguish yourself and express your personality. Now, technology can help you share your personality through color and moving text in your clothing. Amped Atelier is the fashion-forward design house of Sahrye Cohen and Hal Rodriguez.Their smart dresses use 3D printing and electronics to communicate the personalities of their wearers. They believe that 3D printing and embedded electronics make fashion tech accessible to designers of traditional fashion and for novices looking to create something a little different.Amped Atelier’s Reflections dress merges Victorian style with fashion tech. The dress was created for MergeFashion 2015 Gala and is billed as a modern take on the cocktail dress. It uses an LED matrix display to communicate the thoughts and emotions of the wearer through a Bluetooth connection and smartphone app. The top half of the dress is illuminated with LEDs, and the LED matrix of the lower dress displays moving text.The Mimic dress uses 3D printed LED diffusers on fabric to display colors and patterns that reflect the surrounding environment or the wearer’s mood. The diffusers are fitted with triangular addressable LEDs. Sensors detect object colors in the environment. The two garment series was created for the MakeFashion 2016 Gala.Amped Atelier also created the Hyphae dress which debuted at the Mangosteen International Fashion Show Installation. It utilizes electroluminescent lighting under laser cut fabric strips.The San Francisco-based duo presented their work at Maker Faire NY 2017 this September. Last month, at the East Bay Mini Make Faire, they demonstrated how to use Microsoft’s MakeCode with embedded electronics for fashion. MakeCode is an easy-to-learn visual block programming environment. All 3D dress designs were recently exhibited at Fashion Tech Week NY 2017.Below is a video of Cohen describing her work at Maker Faire NY 2017: Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Prepare To Be Amazed By This Tiny Working Lego PianoPlug a Floppy Drive in to Your Android Phone For a Retro Storage Boost last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#BahamasJunkanooCarnival, #JunkanooCarnivaldelayangersforeigners, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 5, 2017, Nassau – Reports made Monday that the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival has been postponed has sparked outrage among some people abroad who had already made plans to travel to Bahamas for the event as previously announced for May 4-6.One woman who planned to travel from Virginia said her group spent well over $10,000 in travel expenses and costumes. “Postponing is a cancellation to us.  The government should be embarrassed.” She said.   Another overseas supporter of Junkanoo Carnival called a local radio show from Florida to also give his thoughts on the matter.  “This is ridiculous.   I feel like I could cry. Perry must’ve lost his mind”, he said.Prime Minister Perry Christie still holds firm that the postponement was necessary.  Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival organizers have since announced on Instagram that the new dates are May 18-20.Story by: Sheri-kae McLeod#MagneticMediaNews#JunkanooCarnivaldelayangersforeigners#BahamasJunkanooCarnival Junkanoo Carnival in Nassau better, social media rows Recommended for youlast_img read more

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first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) today issued a paper outlining its concerns and issues for climate change legislation. ASA believes that climate change legislation passed by the House of Representatives and the current draft Senate climate change bill do not provide sufficient measures to protect American economic competitiveness, and ASA does not support those measures in their current form.ASA is issuing its detailed position paper as the Senate continues work on climate change legislation in the Environment and Public Works Committee and considers the potential for future hearings and mark-ups by the Senate Agriculture and other committees of jurisdiction.”ASA is concerned with the impacts that could result from enactment of climate change legislation that unilaterally subjects U.S. farmers, manufacturers and other businesses to emissions caps and increased energy costs without appropriate measures to ensure that the U.S. maintains economic competitiveness,” said ASA President Johnny Dodson, a soybean producer from Halls, Tenn. “ASA recognizes that inaction on energy and environmental issues may also have consequences and that absent legislation, potential regulatory action by the Environmental Protection Agency may be a more onerous and costly method of addressing the issues.”If Congress moves to enact climate change legislation, ASA believes it must be structured in a manner that will achieve the desired benefits while maintaining the viability of the U.S. economy and domestic food supply, including U.S. farmers and livestock producers, food and feed processors, and our communities.”Any cap and trade legislation must provide stability, promote the global competitiveness of U.S. agriculture, and not diminish our ability to supply U.S. and foreign consumers with abundant food, feed, fiber and renewable fuel,” Dodson said.ASA’s priorities for climate change legislation include:exempting America’s two million farm and ranch operations from any emissions cap;making implementation of any U.S. climate change legislation contingent upon meaningful participation by major emitting countries, including major developing countries and our foreign competitors, in an international agreement to cap greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions;ensuring that the legislation complies with our trade obligations;provision of allowances to food and feed processors, including soybean processing facilities;funding for a more energy and cost efficient transportation system;long-term extension of the biodiesel tax incentive;corrections to flawed and untested indirect land use calculations and unnecessary feedstock certification requirements in the EPA’s rules governing the Renewable Fuel Standard;providing funding from emission allowances for research and development programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, specifically the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, to support research on all aspects of agricultural productivity, including food security, bioenergy, environment and natural resources;a number of specific recommendations for a workable agricultural offset program, including provisions that target offsets toward practices that will allow working lands to remain in production.”If Congress moves to enact climate change legislation, ASA believes that safeguards need to be included to ensure that U.S. farmland, which is the most productive land in the world, is not idled or afforested in response to carbon sequestration incentives,” Dodson said. “Doing so would reduce U.S. and global food security, increase food prices for the poor, and increase the United States’ reliance on food imports from countries that may not be participating in a greenhouse gas emissions program.”last_img read more

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first_imgIndia still wants proper meals twice a day, proper education for their children and jobs for them, and consumable and affordable health service said Dr Kafeel Khan, while discussing the role of democracy and the state in public health. Dr Khan was suspended as the nodal officer of the Department of Paediatrics, Baba Raghav Das Medical College (BRD Medical College), Gorakhpur. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us The communist ideology, Dr Khan feels, has not reached the working class as much as it should have. “We should reach them, educate them and make them conscious,” said the doctor. “I think we sort of failed to counteract these propagandas with the rural working class. While we called out slogans saying ‘Chowkidar Chor Hain’, people were trapped under the cosmetic propaganda of Modi,” he added. He was speaking at a seminar titled, ‘Public Health: Democracy and the State’, organised by the Students’ Federation of India’s West Bengal State Committee on July 9. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us “I have seen mothers witnessing their children, their newborns dying out of lack of oxygen. I call this a massacre — a man-made one. Seventy newly born lives were lost, which could have been saved just in exchange of 7 lacs lacuna,” said Dr Khan. “I never considered myself a hero, anyone with a beating heart in their chest would have done what I did. They would dive into the fire to save the lives of children. I was not alone, we were 16 people — doctors and staff — who worked straight for 56 hours. We could arrange for 500 cylinders. Advertise With Us I never for once judged whether the babies I’m treating were Hindu, Muslim, rich or poor. The Yogi government needed a scapegoat in order to handle the media storm. I was the one. Adityanath came and said ‘Kaun hain Kafeel? Tu cylinders laya? Dekhta hu tujhko’ (Who is Kafeel? You brought the cylinders? I’ll see what happens to you). These words changed my life. After I was imprisoned, my family, the children were all tortured at the late nights at 2-3AM. What saddens me more is, after a few days, people forgot about those 70 children, and just remembered and talked about Kafeel,” he added. The whole of India is eagerly looking at West Bengal, he said, where the rhetoric is being established that the ‘Red’ is being converted into Saffron. “We must be united to combat this evil force. They want to divide us in order to sustain their autocratic rule, which we must resist altogether. We must uphold a campaign on ‘Health for All’,” he said. SFI General Secretary Mayukh Biswas, SFI state secretary Srijan Bhattacharyya were also speakers. Pratikur Rahman presided the seminar.last_img read more

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